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Retaliating “C”
- #CORE-EN045

During either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell Card that includes an effect that Special Summons a monster(s): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If Summoned this way, while this card is face-up on the field, any card sent to the Graveyard is banished instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 EARTH Insect-Type monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand, except "Retaliating "C"".

Card Ratings
Advanced: 2.94 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed:
August 28, 2015

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Retaliating "C" closes our week.  What an interesting litter critter this is.  Pun intended.  1400 attack and defense, Level 4, Earth attributed Insect, but you probably aren't attacking or defending with this guy.  He's phenomenal in Insect, and maybe valuable Tech or even Side-Deck.  This card can be Special Summoned from your Hand, during either players turn, when your opponent activates a Magic card that allows them to Special Summon a Monster or Monsters.  When Special Summoned in this manner, any card that would be sent to the Graveyard, is instead removed from play.  If this card is sent to the Graveyard, you can add an Earth Insect Monster form your Deck to your Hand with 1500 or less attack.  Aside from this card.  He's disruptive, and while I still feel he can be useful Tech given that ability to remove cards, I think you might need your Deck somewhat geared toward removal and return to get the most out of this card.
Rating: 3/5 
Art:  4/5


Retaliating “C” 

See what happens when you keep your place like trash? The insects start breeding and then they rebel against you! So remember boys and girls, a little cleaning every day, keeps those pesky roaches at bay! 

This card is of course the most recent addition to the “”C”” series of cards, all of whom each fit nicely in their own niche roles, and this one certainly may be the best one yet. 

While the activation requirement for this card is very easy to fulfil, you will not be able to use this against every Deck, and so quite simply, this becomes a Side Deck card, but with the Decks out there currently that use Spell cards to Special Summon a monster, it becomes a very solid Side Deck choice, and is one that shouldn’t be overlooked. 

Such a simple effect of Banishing cards that would otherwise be sent to the Graveyard can achieve so much, and its most effective against the following; 

The most obvious choice Decks to use this card against are Nekroz and Shaddoll, in these match-ups you’ll prevent your opponent from sending the cards to the Graveyard that either will continue to fuel further advantage or plays as well as ensure that the Summon via that Spell card is as costly as absolutely possible, and can help to level the playing field if you are playing a lesser match-up against these two Decks. 

Probably one match-up that Retaliating “C” can really shine against is Infernoids, as chaining Retaliating “C” to Reasoning or Monster Gate is going to result in your opponent losing a LOT of cards to the Banished Zone, and potentially even enough to threaten them with Game loss… Although this really does tend on what they end up Excavating, and this is of course a very random thing, so results will vary greatly here. 

You can even Summon Retaliating “C” against the now lesser seen Soul Charge, as well as against any Masked Hero Spell cards that you may encounter either as random “Techs” or as part of a Masked Hero Deck.

And of course, Elder Entity Norden is about to be released, and as such, Instant Fusion is going to become commonplace in a LOT of Decks, so Retaliating “C” is going to be able to prevent further on plays that may result… Such as with those Decks that include Performage Trick Clown. 

And if all of the above sounds like a GREAT reason to run Retaliating “C”, don’t decide just yet, it actually gets a bit BETTER!!!

For you see, when Retaliating “C” goes from the Field to the Graveyard, you are then able to add 1 EARTH-type Insect monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, which alone provides great support to insects alone, especially if they every become actually good.

More importantly, and relevant though is the fact that Retaliating “C” can search out from your Deck 2 other highly useful “”C”” monsters in Maxx “C” and Flying “C”, and this is very useful indeed. 

Rating: 4.25. The retaliation is real here with this little bug, underestimate the power of this little fella at your own peril… Now go clean your room!


Retaliating "C" is a side deck card if there ever was one. It is a great option against Fusions like Shaddolls and Heroes, Rituals like Nekroz, and any Spell that includes Special Summoning like Soul Charge. How does it work? When your opponent uses a Spell to Special Summon, you Special Summon this to your side of the field and watch as every card sent from anywhere to the Graveyard is banished instead. This effect lasts while it is face up on the field and affects both players. The only main deck that would want this is something like Ritual Beasts that don't mind being banished at all.

As a bonus, if this card is sent from the field to the graveyard, you can search an Earth Insect monster with 1500 or less Atk from the deck to your hand. The second effect is nice but most decks would only run this or 3 of the other "C" monsters.

This card's utility is based on the mood of the meta game. For instance, if Exodia becomes the dominant deck, this card becomes useless. Since Nekroz is still everywhere, this card is useful. Since it's not useful against every deck, this goes to the side deck. If you run a lot of Insects, maybe the on second effect would work better for you, but I don't know of any good Insect decks at the moment. It's good but not great.  

Score: 3.5/5 This would be higher if it was Traps as well.

Art: 3/5 This implies good artwork, and the mystery is spooky.



Brrr... These “C” cards are creepy. I mean you'd think they were bugs, but really... they're just eyes. (*shivers*)

Interesting effect though: You can grab this from the deck and special summon it if your opponent activates a Spell card that lets him/her special summon their own Monster. Very situational, but if you desperately need something to shield your LP, this card may help.

If special summoned this way, it becomes its own version of “Banisher of the Light,” as it removes monsters from play if they're destroyed. But only if you can keep it alive long enough to utilize this effect. Which won't be easy. But hey, if it does get destroyed by battle, you can grab another Earth Insect with 1500 or less ATK from the deck, sort of like an Insect-exclusive “Giant Rat.”

Hmm. This little guy wants to be a little bit of everything, doesn't it? ….Maybe it's a doppelganger. (*shivers again*)

Final Score: 1/5; there are better card searchers and banishers out there, unless you really, really like Insects.

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