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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Number 11: Big Eye

2 Level 7 monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 monster your opponent controls; take control of that monster. This card cannot attack the turn you activate this effect.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 2.80 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - May 16, 2012

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Continuing the note from yesterday, Lucky Straight wasn't a Spellcaster, and this Monster is HOW? Number 11: Big Eye, is a Rank 7, Dark attributed, Spellcaster type XYZ Monster, with 2600 attack and 2000 defense, who is XYZ Summoned with two Level 7 Monsters. I think I also have pointed out how there are lower Rank XYZ Monsters with higher attack and better effects than this worth playing, but let's not immediately let that deter us from this particular card. The effect here is simple...by discarding an XYZ Material from Number 11, once per turn you can take control of an opponent's Monster. You have no limitations as to what you can do with said Monster, attack, tribute, XYZ/Synchro, so that's good, but then you cannot however, attack with Big Eye, so you have a 2600 attack XYZ sitting on the Field doing nothing. Taking control of an opponent's Monster IS good, Brain Control and Change of Heart are Banned. There isn't much else to say here, as stated, there are lower Rank XYZ Monsters with better effects and atatcks, but this IS better than yesterday.


Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.25/5
Art: 3/5

John Rocha

I was playing my Hieratic deck today and had a situation where I had two rank 7 monsters on the field, but no Xyz monsters to summon. I asked my opponent if he knew of any rank 7 monsters and he could not think of any. How fitting is it for me to come home and find out that my review is on a rank 7 Xyz monster? That’s fate for you. Number 11: Big Eye fills that vacant spot for us and gives us a pretty powerful monster that can take control of one of your opponent’s monsters.
Besides Hieratic decks, Gagaga, Machina Fortress, Gem-Knight, Glads with two Octavius, Blackwings with Armor Master, and decks that Synchro summon easily call all make this monster. Instead of having to worry about attacking over or destroying your opponents big monsters, you can simply just take it.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


Today's card, as chosen by the all-wise Dark Paladin, is a number card, Number 11: Big Eye. Like yesterday's card, Lucky Straight, Big Eye is a Rank 7 Xyz that needs only 2 level 7 monsters, rather than 3 that Lucky Straight needed. Big Eye stares down his opponents with 2600 ATK and 2000 DEF, good for a Rank 7. Although an extra 100 ATK wouldn't have hurt. Big Eye's effect allows you to detach one Xyz material from this card to target and take control of one monster your opponent controls. If you do this, Big Eye cannot attack. This is a really good effect, as it lets you take both face up or face down monsters. Once you do so, it's your to do with, as I do not see anything about having to give it back anytime soon. So you can use it to attack, tribute, synchro or Xyz with to your heart's content. Big Eye's cons are it's subject to Effect Veiler, Bottomless and all that other stuff before you can take your opponent's monster. Meeting his Xyz requirements is a little easier than Lucky Straight's, as Big Eye only needs 2 level 7s. You can pretty much go about this like yesterday's card too. The Gagaga Duo, Red Eyes, and a few others. It may be a bit of a hassle to get out, but Big Eye's ability to just flat out take a opponent's monster, with nothing about giving it back, can win games. Just gotta get him on the field with 2 level 7s and make sure he survives long enough.
Traditional: 1 
Advanced: 2.5 Big and useful, it's getting him out that's the trick.Tomorrow: Stay focused.....


Number 11: Big Eye
Rk 7/DARK/Spellcaster-XYZ/2600A/2000D
"2 Level 7 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 monster your opponent controls; take control of that monster. This card cannot attack the turn you activate this effect."

Well, another XYZ for the week and also a Rank 7, but this one has a much more reliable effect. For anyone who misses cards like Change of HEart, Snatch Steal and Brain Control, this is your potential replacement... Assuming you can get him out.

Getting 2 Level 7 monsters into play can be tricky as it is, but if you can, this guy can steal away any monster, even facedown ones. His stats are alright for his Rank, but I'd prefer them to be higher. Still, he's not the worst card, but it will take serious effort to get him into play.

Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 3

The Leader with the Gorgeous Pupil: Big Eye! Do it! Temptation Glance!

In my opinion, this guy is probably the single most reliable monster you can summon with Gagaga Magician + Gagaga Girl. If I can choose to summon any generic two-material Xyz Monster, this is probably the one I'd take in most circumstances.

It's not the easiest to summon of monsters, but if you're deck is designed for it, it's not very hard at all, or even if your deck just happens to run a lot of Level 7's and you just happen to have a pair?

This card sacrifices its attack for the turn to give you a free Change of Heart. Not even Change of Heart...Snatch Steal. A discard isn't even necessary; you just steal.

Obviously, this monster is much easier to summon than Lucky Straight. As I have mentioned, there are several Level 7's with swarming abilities. The problem is if you really want to sacrifice the likes of Gorz to play this down (if your opponent is beating down on you with a wave of monsters, summon Gorz, get a Token, quickly summon, say, Machina Fortress or Fog King, you'd be in a good position now). To be able to steal two of your opponent's monsters is extremely powerful, and as I said it's not difficult to Xyz Rank 7. Of course, you could always use monsters that can alter their Level, such as Tragoedia, Mirror Ladybug, or the infamous Gagaga.

If you run several Level 7's in your Deck, and especially in your Extra Deck, I would not hesitate to add Big Eye. Fusions and Synchros are perhaps the fastest way to swarm with Level 7 monsters. Being a Rank 7, the Spells "Star Light, Star Bright," "Resonance Device," and "Galaxy Queen's Light" all assist in Big Eye's summoning, although these Spells require at least one original Level 7, and oftentimes the main question is running one of those Spells in a given deck is worth the utility in summoning Xyzs/Synchros.

Niche Decks: Dark Magician/Gagaga/Spellcaster, Dragon

Traditional: 2/5 (too much happens in a turn for the opponent to leave you with anything worth stealing, or for you to bother summoning this to steal something)

Advanced: 3.6/5 (I believe that this card pays for itself once summoned, although actually summoning it might be difficult and you should not go out of your way to summon it, but at least it sits in the Extra Deck so it can't be a dead draw)

Aesthetics: 2/5 Very poor concept, not a lot of thought put into this one, compared to other Numbers. I think they designed the original Number Holder (Fortuno) before designating his Number (and the background story of Fortuno is very poor). One tidbit I think that upholds that is that Big Eye was literally the eleventh Number to be used in the anime. I think that this monster is supposed to represent the single eye of an extremely large monster, and is not a being by itself. The reference I believe Big Eye represents the most is rolling "snake eyes/dog throw" (which is rolling double 1's with a pair of dice). This is usually a very bad throw in gambling games. Culturally, snakes are a representation of deceit and treason (hence the monster-stealing effect). Moreover, 11 is the first of the Master Numbers of numerology, which ties in to how Big Eye's original Number Holder was some sorcerer guy. Anyway, 11 is a number that holds some cultural contexts. Usually, due to it's appearance to the letter "I," it has some usages in annoying Internet memes, an example being "tr011." The "I" reference can also translate into "eyes," and how mammals (including humans) generally have two eyes. Basque (now modern-day Spain and France), 11 has a cultural meaning to represent infinity. As I'm sure you high schoolers and college students may know, the eleventh hour is the last hour before midnight; it means to accomplish something at the very last second, but otherwise it represents doomsday. In the United Kingdom, Route 11 is a popular sightseeing street in London, if that means anything. I guess the number 1 represents the Ace in a deck of playing cards, so being Number 11 means having two aces on the field? Eh, now I'm just pushing it... And that ring surrounding the slanted eyesocket...thing... What is that?? It's like Saturn. It's definitely one freaky-looking monster though.

Philosophy Corner: –DARY!

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