I finally got around to doing my Yugioh tribute piece! Yugioh was one of the animes that got me through some of the hardest times when I was growing up. It was also the first fandom I joined when I started my social media journey. It will always be special to me ❤
Smash or Pass: Tea Gardner
In tpof, what is each of the main casts opinions on sneks?
Yugi: Yugi loves snakes- He's liked them since he was a little kid, like how every socially rejected kid ends up identifying with 'Scary' animals. Then later, when he really hit his Goth Phase, he wanted one as a pet. Solomon was all for it-He's lived in enough places that can be accurately described as "Rat-Infested" that he is a champion of anything that keeps the rodent population down- but the house that is above Kame Games is rather small, and there isn't really room for a properly-sized terrarium for it.
Yami: They're literally Holy Animals, sublime and terrifying (He grew up in cobra and asp country) and the venomous ones are best admired at a distance but he'd put a rat snake on his shoulders once reassured it's not dangerous.
Joey: He's listened to Yugi talk about how snakes are ecologically important and protect us from Rat Diseases and really aren't that dangerous to not want to actively harm them, but he really, really, REALLY doesn't like how they move and just skips the reptile house when he goes to the zoo.
Tristan: Is a big fan of venomous snakes because there's a lot of really important medicines are derived from them, including a promsing treatment for Sunnydale Syndrome-type Vampirism derived from rattlesnake venom. He's seen them enough hiking and camping to not really be afraid of them, but he gives them a healthy respect and plenty of space.
Tea: Is really, really jealous of the kind of back strength and muscle control snakes have, especially the big constrictors. If the snakes at the zoo are moving, she'll watch them for hours, studying how they move. It does have a noticable positive effect on her balace and control while dancing.
Mokuba: Thinks Snakes are Cool As Hell and wants a Pet boa constrictor.
Seto: Also thinks snakes are cool as hell, but does not want to clean up the terrarium of a Boa Constrictor.
Bakura: Would kiss a viper on the mouth if given the opportunity. What? He's functionally immortal except for the whole blood thing, it's fine! (Inadvisable)
TK: Actually had a pet Cobra back when he had a body and will absolutley not hesitate to get another if he ever gets his own body again (VERY inadvisable)
Odion: Thinks people really don't give snakes enough credit- they can swim, climb, dig holes, and all kinds of stuff without the use of limbs. They also have more complex inner lives than most people give them credit for. He has a deep fondness and admiration for them.
Marik: Despite being bitten by a cobra in his youth, he's got a deep love of all venomous animals. It's inspiring, that something so small and so fragile can command such respect!
Ishizu: Good with Ketchup.