Owner

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This article is about the gameplay term. For other uses, see Owner (disambiguation).
Owner

Artwork of "Owner's Seal", a card that returns monsters to their owner's control
Artwork of "Owner's Seal", a card that returns monsters to their owner's control

Japanese

(もともとの)ぬし

Japanese (ruby)

(もともとの)もちぬし

Japanese (base text)

(元々の)持ち主

Japanese (romanized)

(Motomoto no) Mochinushi

English

(original) owner

The owner of a card, known as the original owner (もともと)ぬし Motomoto Mochinushi) in Japanese, is the player who possessed the card card at the start of the Duel. The card's owner is distinct from its possessor—while the controller of a card may change, its owner cannot. All cards in a player's Main Deck and Extra Deck at the start of the Duel (before drawing their opening hand) are considered to be owned by that player.

Token Monsters are owned by the player who Special Summoned them. Consequently, "Owner's Seal" will change control of Ojama Tokens Special Summoned by the effect of "Ojama Trio" to the player who activated "Ojama Trio", while Rose Tokens Special Summoned by the effect of "Black Garden" will return to the control of the player whose Summon caused the token to be Summoned.

Changing possession[edit]

By default, cards remain in their owner's possession. However, many cards can change the possession of cards, such as by changing control of monsters on the field, Summoning monsters in one player's possession to the other player's side of the field, or simply taking a card from one player's hand and putting it in the other's, among other ways.

When a card is returned to the hand, Main Deck or Extra Deck, is sent to the Graveyard, or is banished, it returns to its owner's possession.