This week we're looking at deck for the creator of Duel Monsters himself, Maximillion Pegasus!

While Pegasus was eccentric and often childish, he was also the holder of the Millennium Eye and a deadly Shadow Duelist. That duality was reflected in the cards he designed, largely his Toon monsters: Toon cards are cartoonish and silly, but they were also exceptionally dangerous.

There really isn't anything quite like the Toons; in the anime and manga they were simply monsters made indestructible with Toon World (and in Pegasus's own words, more cuddly). In real-life Yu-Gi-Oh Toon World isn't nearly as impressive, and Toon monsters are just unique cards; they aren't indestructible, but you can Special Summon them instead of Normal Summoning them. Unfortunately the older Toons had lots of restrictions: they couldn't attack the turn they were summoned, they required a Life Point payment to attack, and they were destroyed if Toon World bit the dust.

Toons got a bit more powerful when Pegasus made a surprise appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Dueling Dr. Crowler and Professor Bonaparte to test them for a new job (it's a long and very silly mix-up). Since then we've seen the introduction of the Field Spell Toon Kingdom, as well as new Toon monsters with fewer restrrictions, including an excellent batch of support from last year's Toon Chaos.

Today's deck goes all in on Toons, while also tapping into the sinister Relinquished cards that served as Pegasus' more serious ace monsters. While Pegasus might've only played one of each card, we'll optimize for real-world play, so you can pit this build against the other Yu-Gi-Oh Episode Decks you've seen so far.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Pegasus's Toon Kingdom Deck by Samuel Frew

'Pegasus's Toon Kingdom Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Market Price: $330.40

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Comic Hand

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If you control "Toon World", equip to an opponent's monster. Take control of it. It is treated as a Toon monster. If your opponent controls no Toon monsters, it can attack your opponent directly. If "Toon World" is not on the field, destroy this card.

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Instant Fusion

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Pay 1000 Life Points. Special Summon 1 Level 5 or lower Fusion Monster from your Fusion Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon). The Fusion Monster Special Summoned by this effect cannot attack, and is destroyed during the End Phase. Only 1 Instant Fusion can be activated per turn.

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Red-Eyes Toon Dragon

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Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack your opponent directly. Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Toon monster from your hand, except "Red-Eyes Toon Dragon", ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Number 82: Heartlandraco

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2 Level 4 monsters

While you control a face-up Spell , your opponent can not target this card for attacks . Once per turn : You can detach 1 material from this card; this turn , this card can attack your opponent directly , but other monsters can not attack.

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Thousand-Eyes Restrict

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"Relinquished" + "Thousand-Eyes Idol"

Other monsters on the field cannot change their battle positions or attack. Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; equip that target to this card (max. 1). This card's ATK/DEF become equal to that equipped monster's. If this card would be destroyed by battle, destroy that equipped monster instead.

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Toon Black Luster Soldier

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing Toon monsters from your hand or field, whose total Levels equal 8 or more. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack directly. Once per turn, if you control "Toon World": You can target 1 card on the field; banish it, also this card cannot attack the turn this effect is activated.

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Toon World

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Activate this card by paying 1000 LP.

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Toon Bookmark

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Add 1 "Toon World", or 1 card that specifically lists the card "Toon World" in its text, from your Deck to your hand, except "Toon Bookmark". If a "Toon World(s)" you control would be destroyed by card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead. You can only activate 1 "Toon Bookmark" per turn.

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Toon Page-Flip

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If you control "Toon World": Reveal 3 Toon monsters with different names from your Deck, your opponent randomly picks 1 for you to Special Summon, ignoring its Summoning conditions, also shuffle the rest into your Deck. You can only activate 1 "Toon Page-Flip" per turn.

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The Black Stone of Legend

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You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 Level 7 or lower "Red-Eyes" monster from your Deck, except "Black Dragon's Chick". If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 Level 7 or lower "Red-Eyes" monster in your GY, except "Black Dragon's Chick"; shuffle it into the Deck, and if you do, add this card to your hand. You can only use 1 "The Black Stone of Legend" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Toon Table of Contents

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Add 1 "Toon" card from your Deck to your hand.

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Toon Ancient Gear Golem

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Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack your opponent directly. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If this card attacks, your opponent cannot activate any Spell/Trap Cards until the end of the Damage Step.

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Toon Summoned Skull

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(This card is always treated as an "Archfiend" card.)

Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Cannot be Special Summoned unless you control "Toon World". Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing the same number of monsters needed for a Tribute Summon (normally 1). This card cannot attack the turn it is Special Summoned. You must pay 500 Life Points to declare an attack with this monster. If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. This card can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon Monster. If they do control one, this card must target a Toon Monster for its attacks.

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Toon Mermaid

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Cannot be Special Summoned unless you control a face-up "Toon World". Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing the same number of monsters needed for a Tribute Summon (normally 0). Cannot attack the turn it is Special Summoned. You must pay 500 LP to declare an attack with this monster. If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. This card can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon monster. If they do control one, this card must target a Toon monster for its attacks.

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Toon Kingdom

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When this card is activated: Banish 3 cards from the top of your Deck, face-down. This card's name becomes "Toon World" while in the Field Zone. Your opponent cannot target Toon monsters you control with card effects. If a Toon monster(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can banish 1 card from the top of your Deck, face-down, for each of those monster(s) instead.

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Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Cannot be Special Summoned unless you control a face-up "Toon World". Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing the same number of monsters required for a Tribute Summon (normally 2). This card cannot attack the turn it is Special Summoned. You must pay 500 Life Points to declare an attack with this monster. If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. This card can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon Monster. If they do control one, this card must target a Toon Monster for its attacks.

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Mimicat

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If you control "Toon World" and a Toon monster: Target 1 card in your opponent's GY; if it is a monster, Special Summon it to your field, or if it is a Spell/Trap, Set it to your field. You can only activate 1 "Mimicat" per turn.

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Toon Dark Magician

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Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack your opponent directly. Once per turn: You can discard 1 "Toon" card, then activate 1 of these effects;

• Special Summon 1 Toon monster from your Deck, except "Toon Dark Magician", ignoring its Summoning conditions.
• Add 1 "Toon" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.

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Toon Rollback

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Target 1 Toon monster you control; it can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn.

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Shadow Toon

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If you control "Toon World": Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of that face-up monster. You can only activate 1 "Shadow Toon" per turn.

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Toon Dark Magician Girl

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 monster, while you control "Toon World". If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. Can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon monster, in which case this card must target a Toon monster for its attacks. Gains 300 ATK for every "Dark Magician" or "Magician of Black Chaos" in either player's GY.

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Toon Harpie Lady

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Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. If you control "Toon World": You can Special Summon this card from your hand, then, if you control another Toon monster, you can destroy 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls. You can only use this effect of "Toon Harpie Lady" once per turn. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack directly.

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Toon Terror

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When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated, while you control both "Toon World" and a Toon monster(s): Negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. You can only activate 1 "Toon Terror" per turn.

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Millennium-Eyes Restrict

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"Relinquished" + 1 Effect Monster

Once per turn, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls or in their GY; equip that target to this card you control. This card gains ATK/DEF equal to that equipped monster's. Monsters with that equipped monster's name cannot attack, also their effects on the field and their activated effects are negated.

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Toon Cyber Dragon

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If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. While you control "Toon World" and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack your opponent directly.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Number 52: Diamond Crab King

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change this card's DEF to 0, and if you do, change its ATK to 3000. These changes last until the end of this turn. If this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. If this card is attacked, change it to Attack Position at the end of the Damage Step if it has no Xyz Materials. You can only control 1 "Number 52: Diamond Crab King".

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Toon Briefcase

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When your opponent Summons a monster(s) while you control a Toon monster: Shuffle that monster(s) into the Deck.

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Relinquished Anima

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1 Level 1 monster, except a Token

You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to; equip that face-up monster to this card (max. 1). You can only use this effect of "Relinquished Anima" once per turn. This card gains ATK equal to that equipped monster's.

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By now you may have gathered that Toons need Toon World or Toon Kingdom to work. Toon Kingdom the best of the two, but you need to at least see one of the two cards in your opening hand. Fortunately, Toons have some excellent search cards.

Toon Table of Contents and Toon Bookmark do nicely; Toon Bookmark searches any card that mentions Toon World in its text, and since Toon Kingdom a Field Spell you can search it with Terraforming. That effectively brings this deck up to thirteen copies of Toon World, so it's extremely likely you'll open with it!

With Toon World or Toon Kingdom on the field, you can start assembling attackers. Most Toons need to wait a turn before attacking, but Toon Dark Magician Girl and Toon Black Luster Soldier are the exceptions; Toon Black Luster Soldier inherits the powerful effects of the original Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, and both can Special Summon themselves.

Red-Eyes Toon Dragon and Toon Dark Magician can spring either of them from your hand or Deck respectively and benefit from the perks of their original forms; The Black Stone of Legend can Special Summon Red-Eyes Toon Dragon straight from your deck. Normal Summoning it won't conflict with most of your Toon cards, as most of them can be Special Summoned anyways.

For defense, Pegasus generally relied on his Toons' invincibility or read his opponent's minds to outplay them. Barring Golden-Eyes Idol, which just dropped in King's Court yesterday, you can't really rely on mind reading!

This deck takes another page out of Pegasus' later years instead, and uses some of the more powerful Toon traps; you can search them with your consistency cards or Toon Dark Magician if you wind up with extra cards in your hand. Toon Briefcase is an extremely potent and simple summon counter, while Toon Terror is an excellent negation card.

It would be great to include the entire Reliquished package in this deck, but with more and more support over the years they've become complicated enough for their own entire deck. No worries though, we can still play a few.

You can Fusion Summon Thousand-Eyes Restrict and Millennium-Eyes Restrict with Instant Fusion to steal an opposing monster, and then turn them into Relinquished Anima to take another monster. You can use a spare copy of The Black Stone of Legend to make Relinquished Anima, too.

Number 82: Heartlandraco and Number 52: Diamond Crab King might seem like odd choices, but they're here for fan flavor: in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga, Mr. Heartland used Heart monsters that functioned like Toons, and those were the Numbers he used, so we're running them here!

With a slim Extra Deck, Toons are perfect to run the package of Pot of Prosperity and Pot of Desires but you don't have to splurge for those to play these cards. With wacky and powerful effects, you'll either rampage over your opponent, or at least get an amusing reaction!