Trapigeon

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Trapigeon
Trapigeon
English name
  • Trapigeon
Japanese name
Japaneseハトラップ
RōmajiHatorappu
Gender
  • Male
OrganizationHeavy Cavalry Duel Club
SchoolGoha 6th Elementary
Anime DeckWinged Beast
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 26: "Maximum Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Trapigeon

Trapigeon (ハトラップ Hatorappu) is Chevelle Kayama's pet pigeon in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. He is considered a Tactical Advisor of Goha 6th Elementary's Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, and constantly accompanies Chevelle.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Profile view of Trapigeon.

Trapigeon is a rock pigeon, one of the most common and widespread species of pigeon, with largely white feathers across his body, blue feathers around his neck, and green feathers on his head, with orange eyes. He wears a small capsule on his ankle, allowing him to transport messages.

Personality[edit]

Trapigeon deeply cares for Chevelle, though they are prone to arguing when Trapigeon feels Chevelle has not conveyed his strategy correctly. Like Chevelle, Trapigeon enjoys tricking and pranking people, though he is easily panicked when events turn against him. Trapigeon demonstrates significant arrogance due to his ability to Duel, even insisting in a bout of anger that he does not need Chevelle.

Etymology[edit]

Trapigeon's name is a portmanteau of the Japanese word for "pigeon" (鳩 hato), and the English word "trap" (トラップ torappu); a direct reference to the high number of Trap Cards he and Chevelle use in their Deck.

Its name may be a reference to clay pigeon shooting, a sport in which flying clay targets, known as "pigeons", are launched by a machine known as a "trap".

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Trapigeon became Chevelle's pet when he was just a boy, and Chevelle learned to understand him extremely quickly. One day they were caught in a snowstorm and buried in the snow, where they began to succumb to the cold, though Chevelle reassured Trapigeon that they would always be together. Fortunately they were rescued by Asana Mutsuba and her great-grandfather.[1]

Goha 6th Elementary[edit]

Under Asana's orders, Chevelle sent Luke an invitation to the Dark Rush Duel Tournament through Trapigeon.[2][3]

Trapigeon accompanied, Chevelle, Asana and Galient Tazaki to the old Goha 6th Elementary campus, where they discovered many Goha 6th students led by Jango participating in the Dark Rush Duel Tournament, in addition to Yuga Ohdo and his friends. Yuga challenged Asana to a Rush Duel to let the Goha 6th students Rush Duel freely, telling Yuga to use honorifics to address Asana until Asana snapped that Yuga could address her how he wanted. Trapigeon, Chevelle and Galient flanked Asana during the Duel, and Trapigeon's presence eventually caused Luke to recall that he had delivered the entry form for the Dark Rush Duel Tournament to him. Asana defeated Yuga by Maximum Summoning, forcing him and his friends to transfer to Goha 6th Elementary.[3]

Trapigeon and Chevelle accompanied Galient to face off against the newly transferred students when they expressed their desire to leave. Gakuto Sogetsu challenged Galient to a Duel and defeated him, though Asana instead sent Yuga and his friends to the Abandoned Dorm.[4] Trapigeon was present with Chevelle when he learned that Yuga and his friends had escaped into the mines.[5] Trapigeon and Chevelle went to the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum to lie in wait for Yuga and his friends, and Chevelle practiced fending off Trapigeon, though as always he was eventually disarmed. Galient then arrived, having dug all the way to the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum to help defend Asana again, but when Yuga and his friends arrived, Galient passed out from exhaustion and Ranze Nanahoshi took his place, Dueling her twin Rinnosuke. Rinnosuke ended the Duel in a DRAW, so Chevelle insisted on another Duel.[6]

Luke accepted the challenge, though he was shocked when Chevelle revealed Trapigeon had been the one tricking them the entire time and would be Dueling Luke. Trapigeon instructed Chevelle throughout the Duel, Setting three Trap Cards on his first turn and constantly pranking Luke. Luke Tribute Summoned "Shocklead Dragon" and "Ancient Arise Dragon", reducing the ATK of one of Trapigeon's monsters to zero, and though Trapigeon was able to destroy "Ancient Arise Dragon" in a Double KO, he was unimpressed that "Shocklead Dragon" managed to inflict a lot of damage to him and kicked Chevelle for it, despite Chevelle conveying his moves accurately. He Tribute Summoned "Phantom Dove Night Vision" on his next turn and destroyed "Shocklead Dragon", and his Traps continued to give Luke pause. However, when Luke Summoned a monster and triggered Trapigeon's "Clown Clock Heart" Trap, Chevelle made the action on his own and Special Summoned another "Night Dove" in Attack Position despite Trapigeon's protests. To Trapigeon's shock, Luke snapped out of his depression and began enjoying the anticipation of Trapigeon's Traps, Tribute Summoning "Miragias the Fantastriking Dragon" and reducing the ATK of both of Trapigeon's "Night Visions". Although Trapigeon tried to stop Luke by switching his monsters to Defense Position with his "Heartbreak Look" Traps, Luke was able to re-Summon "Miragias" and activate its effect again, reducing the ATK of Trapigeon's "Night Visions" to zero. The effect almost blew Trapigeon away, though despite Chevelle saving him Trapigeon kicked him off HA10 and claimed he wished they had parted ways when Asana found them. Luke then defeated Trapigeon, but as the attack blew the pigeon away he was saved again by Chevelle, who reminded him of their promise to always be together.[1]

Trapigeon, Chevelle, and Galient later accompanied Asana to the cache of prototype Duel Disks buried in the mines, where they found Yuga and his friends. Trapigeon and Chevelle supported Asana throughout her second Rush Duel with Yuga, calling her successful moves. Unbeknownst to them, Yuga had successfully scavenged three Duel ID cards from the prototype Duel Disks and added them to his Deck to recreate his own Maximum Monster, "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road", which clashed with Asana's "Wurm Ex-Cavator the Heavy Mequestrian Wyrm", but as the monsters battled, Trapigeon noticed that Asana's cards were beginning to decay and alerted Asana to the development.[7]

Deck[edit]

Trapigeon does not own a Deck of his own, instead using Chevelle Kayama's Winged Beast Deck and telling him which cards to play. The Deck contains a high number of Trap Cards that primarily trigger when the opponent either Summons a monster or attacks, and debilitate the opponent's monsters. The high number of Trap Cards increases the ATK of his most powerful monster; "Phantom Dove Night Vision".

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo 37 Lose (with Chevelle Kayama)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 37: "Coo-Coo-Luke-Coo"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 28: "Training Camp! Sushi Duel"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 32: "The Lady Who Loved Heavy Cavalry"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 33: "Goha 6th Elementary School"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 34: "The Shiatsu Nether-Empire Strikes Back"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 36: "Enlightenment ♡ Ranze Eyes"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 38: "Unearth Maximum!"

Notes[edit]

  1. This card is drawn by the effect of "Shot through the Heart" in episode 37, then discarded to activate "Counter Bomb".