"Relinquished", known as "Sacrifice" (サクリファイス Sakurifaisu) in the OCG, is an archetype of DARK Spellcaster monsters used by the Maximillion Pegasus in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga. It contains a single sub-archetype - "Eyes Restrict" (known as "Eyes Sacrifice" in the OCG).
Due to their Japanese names, "Samsara Lotus", "Samsara Kaiser", "Byroad Sacrifice", and "Sword of Dark Rites" are also members of this archetype; however, since support for this archetype only supports monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, this is not an issue.
The core intended members of the archetype are Level or Link 1 DARK Spellcaster monsters with 0 ATK, and, for the Ritual and Fusion Monsters, also 0 DEF.
|Monster card type||Relinquished / Eyes Restrict||Summon procedure|
|Ritual||Relinquished||Black Illusion Ritual1|
|Fusion||Thousand-Eyes Restrict||"Relinquished" + "Thousand-Eyes Idol"2|
|Millennium-Eyes Restrict||"Relinquished" + 1 Effect Monster2|
|Link||Relinquished Anima||1 Level 1 monster, except a Token3|
Pegasus used a series of other DARK monsters alongside "Relinquished" in the manga and anime. In the card game, these monsters were later given retrained forms with effects that supported the playstyle of "Relinquished" / "Eyes Restrict".
|Dark-Eyes Illusionist||Millennium-Eyes Illusionist|
|Illusionist Faceless Mage||Illusionist Faceless Magician|
|Thousand-Eyes Idol||Golden-Eyes Idol|
The archetype's associated Fusion Spell Card is "Relinquished Fusion".
The "Relinquished" / "Eyes Restrict" monsters all have effects that let them equip other monsters to themselves, and gain ATK/DEF equal to the monsters they are equipped with. As a Deck, the Deck generally aims to turbo out "Millennium-Eyes Restrict" as quickly as possible and equipping the opponent's monsters to it, boosting its stats to very high levels and negating the effects of the opponent's key monsters.