One Turn Kill

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For the effect with the same name, see Point-to-Point Transfer.

A One Turn Kill (OTK) (Japanese: OTKワンターンキル Wantānkiru) is achieved when a player wins a Duel in the space of a single turn

In one turn, all of the opponent's Life Points, which is normally assumed to be no less than 8000, must be depleted, or an alternate victory condition must be fulfilled. This is usually done when the player has the appropriate cards in their hand/Graveyard and has control over the duel.

Significant or reliable OTKs generally consist of 4 or fewer cards, do not require the opponent to have particular cards or rely on indefinite chance, such as the effect of "Snipe Hunter".

Traditional and Advanced Formats will have very different OTK styles, owing to the allowable Card Pools. The Advanced Format banlist is updated every six months to reduce the viability of OTKs.

A One Turn Kill that is pulled off during the player's first turn is referred to as a First Turn Kill.

OTKs in Media[edit]

OTKs are rare in Yu-Gi-Oh! media, especially prior to Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, but are not non-existent. In many cases, an OTK in the anime is shown either to show off the strength of a powerful Duelist, or for the winner to have a come-from-behind victory. Since Duelists usually start with 4000 Life Points in the anime, an OTK is declared when all 4000 are depleted in one turn. Some Duelists have OTKed their opponents in the anime, including:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS[edit]

List of One Turn Kills[edit]

Advanced Format[edit]

Traditional Format[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 7: "Attack from the Deep"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 57: "Yugi vs. The Rare Hunter, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 118: "Noah's Final Threat, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 6: "First Duel"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 54: "Obelisk the Tormentor"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 68: "Legendary Fisherman, Part 1"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 3: "Kaibacorp Duel Begins!!"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 15: "Advent of the Ultimate Life-Form!!"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 18: "The Perfect Duel!!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 20: "The Rage of Kaiba!!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 189: "Child's Play"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 24: "The New Chazz"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 35: "Sibling Rivalry"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 122: "Night of the Living Duelist"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 61: "I've Seen the Light"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 65: "No Pain, No Game"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 83: "Schooling the Master"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 62: "A Greater Porpoise"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 74: "Happily Never After"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 123: "School Ghoul Duels"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 178: "The Last Hope! Yuki Judai"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 164: "The Inherited Cyberdark Dragon"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 8: "Fire it Up!"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 105: "Rook Takes Knight"
  25. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 83: "Will The Real Jack Atlas Please Stand Up, Part 1"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 86: "Duelist For Hire"
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 137: "An Approaching Terror - The Citadel of God, Ark Cradle"
  28. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 88: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 2"
  29. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 105: "Rook Takes Knight"
  30. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
  31. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 8: "The Sparrow, Part 2"
  32. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 29: "Love Hurts"
  33. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 32: "Life is a Carnival: Part 2"
  34. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 81: "The Friendship Games"
  35. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 88: "Dual Duel: Part 2"
  36. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 94: "Enter Vector"
  37. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 117: "Now or Never, Part 2"
  38. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 31: "Life is a Carnival: Part 1"
  39. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 33: "Foolish Fans"
  40. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 138: "The New World"
  41. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 2: "Swing into Action: Part 2"
  42. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 23: "A Date With Fate: Part 2"
  43. "Imperial Wrath Awakening"
  44. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 7: "Mr. Mystery"
  45. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 10: "You Show 'Em"
  46. "Warped"
  47. "Warped"
  48. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 24: "For Our Tomorrows"
  49. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 30: "Gong the Strong"
  50. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 64: "Match with the Master"
  51. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC V episode 99 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 099
  52. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 106: "An Academic Test"
  53. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 116: "A Towering Achievement"
  54. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 116: "A Towering Achievement"
  55. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 139: "Clash Talk"
  56. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 7: "Fallen Angel"
  57. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 12: "Link the Circuit"