Scoop Pitman

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Scoop Pitman
Scoop Pitman
Names
English
  • Scoop Pitman
Japanese translatedBakuro Shinjitsu
Japanese
Japaneseしんじつバクロー
Base真実バクロー
Furiganaしんじつバクロー
RōmajiShinjitsu Bakurō
Personal
Gender
  • Male
  • Career
  • Education
OrganizationNewspaper Club
SchoolGoha #7 Elementary
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal Did not place (With Masaru and Nico)
DeckMachine
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0055: "Luke's Brave Fight"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
Japanese
  • Tomoya Yamamoto[1]
Pitman, Scoop

Scoop Pitman, known as Bakuro Shinjitsu (しんじつバクロー Shinjitsu Bakurō) in Japanese, is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. He is a student at Goha #7 Elementary, and the chief of the Newspaper Club.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full-body view of Scoop

Scoop is a short boy with green hair that usually hangs over his hazel eyes when he is being unassuming. He wears a long-sleeved white collared shirt with the sleeves rolled up to just below the elbow, burgundy pants with a salmon interior rolled up at the ankles, red suspenders, a lilac tie with dark diagonal lines, the Newspaper Club's yellow and black armband around his left bicep, and charcoal shoes with white soles.

Personality[edit]

Scoop generally remains in the shadows in comparison to his more exhuberant fellow Newspaper Club members, but when pushed is no less dramatic than them. He claims to report the truth, but in reality his version of the truth is heavily influenced by his own experiences; he publishes a piece criticizing Rush Dueling after studying the rules, yet apparently not Dueling himself, and later re-evaluates the truth after Rush Dueling Luke. He initially believes Rush Dueling to be childish and simple, and as such is convinced of his own superiority when he Duels using the rules. When threatened with the notion of the Newspaper Club being shut down, Scoop has a meltdown, screaming "Ceasing publication!" in shock. He claims to have difficulty remembering things.[2] Following his Duel with Luke, Scoop proves to be more helpful and agreeable when his efforts are required in seeking news. He also becomes significantly more honest as a reporter, refusing to let Hunt use the Duel Card Manufacturer for selfish purposes, and throughout their duel together displayed a far more moral and determined persona than in his duel with Luke.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Pitman's full name in Japanese order, "Shinjitsu Bakuro", literally translates to "reveal the truth".[1]

Biography[edit]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

Scoop, while hiding most of his face

Scoop, Masaru and Nico interviewed Yuga Ohdo and Lucidien "Luke" Kallister about Rush Dueling. Although Luke claimed Rush Dueling turned common sense on its head and put one onto a new path, Scoop found Rush Dueling to be simplistic and shallow, and he published an article decrying it. Yuga, Luke, Gavin Sogetsu, and Romin Kassidy came to Scoop's office to order him to change the story, and Masaru and Nico fended them off despite Gavin using the authority of the Student Council against them until Yuga threatened to publish their paper online, where it would likely be censored by Goha Enterprises who had been doing the same to any digital content discussing Rush Duels. Scoop freaked out and revealed that he was the Chief to his visitors, and he suggested they Duel to determine the content of the article.[2]

Luke accepted Scoop's challenge, and Scoop stated that he didn't mind using Rush Dueling rules. Scoop fended off Luke's initial attacks and restricted his moves, sending one of his "Printing Pressers" to his Graveyard. On his next turn, he was able to bring out all three "Toughroids", place Luke's ace monster "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" on the bottom of his Deck, and destroy all of Luke's monsters. Luke was able to endure the turn by reducing the ATK of one "Printing Presser", surviving with 100 LP, and Scoop believed he had won the Duel. However, Luke's use of "Dragon's Fortitude" had allowed him to shuffle his Deck, and he destroyed all of Scoop's "Toughroids" with "Dragonic Pressure" on his next turn, then brought out "Dragias". Scoop was able to revive one of his "Toughroids", but Luke used the effect of "Dragias" to attack multiple times, destroying "Printing Presser" and defeating Scoop. After his loss, Romin "interviewed" him, asking Scoop how he felt about Rush Dueling now, and Scoop admitted that he'd come to like the depth and fun of Rush Duels, begging Yuga not to shut down their paper. Yuga agreed not to, and Scoop published a revised article that legitimately praised Rush Dueling, though he included an illlustration of Luke with Yuga, Romin and Gavin as his servants at Luke's request.[2]

Gavin called Scoop to ask if he had any information on Yuga's "Sevens Road Magician", whose legality was being disputed as it was said to have been the reason for a Duelist being disqualified during the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament. Scoop initially didn't have any information for Gavin, but he, Masaru and Nico instead searched for information on the tournament itself, discovering a videotape with footage of the Duelist in question, Otes, being disqualified for being a Goha employee.[4][5] Yosh Imimi was sent to bring Scoop, Masaru and Nico to the Big Seven Arena, where Yuga was Rush Dueling Roa Kassidy, and they arrived just as Kaizo was about to disqualify Yuga. Scoop showed everyone the footage of Otes's disqualification, which also showed Roa present in the crowd during the event, resulting in Roa revealing his animosity over not being chosen to become the King of Duels. With the legality of "Sevens Road Magician" cleared up, Yuga and Roa continued their Duel with the right to the King of Duels title on the line. Yuga was pushed into a corner, and Scoop worried that one careless move would result in his loss, but he was able to win.[5]

Maximum[edit]

Some time after Yuga and Roa's Duel, Scoop received a penalty on his Duel Disk while he was working in his clubroom.[6] Scoop, Masaru and Nico went to the Road Laboratory, where Yuga explained that they and all his other friends had been penalized due to his challenge by Goha Duel Overseer Nail Saionji to retrieve the data of Yuga's Drone Kaizo, and if anyone in Yuga's group of friends lost a Duel, they would all be penalized and their accounts deleted if they received six penalties. The penalty had occurred when Yosh had defeated his mother Mimi, as Mimi had inadvertently become considered one of Yuga's friends. Despite the circumstances, everyone present agreed to help Yuga, given that all of their accounts were on the line, but then Yuga, Luke and Gavin were dropped into a pit leading to the Garden of Curiosity, with Romin and Saburamen also falling in.[7]

A few days later, Scoop received another penalty on his Duel Disk. The next day, Gavin came to Scoop, Masaru and Nico to ask them about Maximum Summoning, showing them a drawing of the Maximum Monster "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor", though Scoop had never heard of it. Afterwards, Scoop was penalized three more times.[8] Scoop was with Masaru and Nico in Goha City when they watched Yuga and Nail's Maximum Monsters, "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord" and "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor" battling from the streets below. Yuga was forced to return his Maximum to his hand and was pushed into a corner, reminding Scoop of his five penalties and the prospect of having his account banned. To Scoop's shock, Riku Endo and Katsu Kobayakawa declared their support for Yuga and were also penalized five times, as were many elementary students around Goha City. Fortunately Yuga was able to re-Maximum Summon "Magnum Overlord" again, and after Yuga defeated Nail, he erased the penalties on Scoop's Duel Disk.[9]

Goha #6 Elementary[edit]

Scoop was with Masaru and Nico at the Newspaper Club after school one day when Luke came to them and asked them to join his new Luke Club, dubbing them members four, five, and six without their consent. Once Luke had left, Scoop and his friends quickly agreed that they wouldn't be joining the club.[10]

Yuga, Luke, Gavin, Romin, Rayne and Rino were all forced to transfer to Goha #6 Elementary. Nico came to Scoop and Masaru with a warning that a caterpillar track was headed for the Road Laboratory, so they enlisted the help of the Post-Apocalyptic Club to defend it, but they were all easily disarmed by the caterpillar track's driver, Caterpillio Zomyoji, scaring Yosh and his friends away. Scoop and his friends refused to flee even as Zomyoji's track bore down on them, but fortunately they were saved by Luke's sister Haruka "Tiger" Kamijo, who challenged Zomyoji to a Rush Duel. Scoop remained on the sidelines throughout the Duel, scribbling notes on a leaf, and was worried when Tiger was initially pushed into a corner despite being the strongest Duelist at Goha #7 Elementary, but relieved when she was able to defeat Zomyoji. Despite his loss, Zomyoji tried to dismantle the lab anyway until he was stopped by Galian Townsend, another member of Goha 6th's Heavy Cavalry Duel Club. After they left, Scoop interviewed Tiger over her victory, and she noted that this wasn't the full strength of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club.[11]

Scoop later witnessed Yuga's second Rush Duel with Asana Mutsuba, the leader of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, from afar at Goha #7 Elementary.[12]

Team Battle Royal[edit]

Luke began to have Goha #7 Elementary painted blue, so Scoop, Masaru and Nico interviewed him as to why. Luke and Kaizo confirmed they were painting the school the color of "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" for a two-day celebration of his ascendance on the Student Council and they both began laughing as they reveled in their power, something Scoop called a scoop.[13]

Scoop, Masaru and Nico learned about the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal from Sweets Kakoko's announcement.[14] They decided to enter as a team, attending the registration at Goha Stadium and interviewing Janko Entant from Goha #6 Elementary's Student Council.[15]

Scoop, Masaru and Nico made it through the first day of the tournament as Team Newspaper Extra.[16] On the second day, Rino contacted them and explained that Luke, Romin and Gavin required aid in their efforts to uncover the truth behind an organization calling themselves "Goha 66", so Scoop, Masaru and Nico went with the Post-Apocalyptic Club and the Gourmet Comrades Team to rescue them from a mob of defeated Duelists. At Scoop's suggestion, Saburamen, Nick and Sushiko accompanied Luke, Romin and Gavin, while Scoop, Masaru and Nico remained behind with the Post-Apocalyptic Club to hold off the Duelists, though they weren't thrilled by Luke's statement that he would only remember them for three days.[17]

Despite their efforts, Scoop, Masaru and Nico failed to place in the tournament, so they attended the finals of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal on the third day, watching Romin's victory against Roa and Gavin's Duel against Nail and witnessing Gavin's new "Gakuting" persona. Faced with "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor", Gavin eventually returned to his normal persona after a power outage in the stadium and forced a DRAW, leaving Yuga and Luke to have a final Duel.[18][19]

Scoop watched Yuga and Luke's Rush Duel, where the power in the stadium began to fail again, revealed to be due to the Goha Duel Server being hacked, and Scoop witnessed the revelation of the Goha Duel Server on the moon and the Rush Duel Program contained within, under attack by Goha Enterprises Drones that were uninstalling it and had been all tournament.[20] Despite knowing their Duel would complete the uninstallation, Yuga and Luke continued to Duel. Scoop applauded when Luke eventually won, resulting in the uninstallation of Rush Dueling, but Yuga and Nail were able to reinstall the program and install it in the Super Rush Robot to protect it from another attack. Scoop then watched Luke's coronation as King of Duels.[21]

Goha 6 Siblings[edit]

After becoming King of Duels, the power went to Luke's head again and he began bossing the other Duelists at the school around. Tiger leaked her brother's childhood manga "The☆Lukeman" to the Newspaper Club and had them publish it to give Luke's ego a much-needed check.[22]

The true Goha Presidents, the Goha Siblings, returned to Earth, evicted the current president, Mimi Imimi, and challenged Yuga and his friends to Rush Duels with the Super Rush Robot held hostage by Forced Gymnastics Armaments that would shake it apart unless Yuga defeated the six siblings.[23] Scoop was in Goha City one night with Masaru, Nico and the Post-Apocalyptic Club when he watched the Rush Duel between Yuga and The☆Lukeman, including Yuo Goha's rage after he believed Yuga and The☆Lukeman weren't taking the Duel seriously. To Scoop's shock a meteor entered the atmosphere and plunged towards Yuga, having been dragged in by the Goha Meteor Shower, and Yuga blocked the meteor with his Duel Disk, acquiring the "Fusion" card contained within it and using it to defeat The☆Lukeman, saving the Super Rush Robot.[24]

Goha Employee[edit]

At some point Scoop found a "Fusion" Spell Card and he added it to his Deck. Yuga, Luke, Romin, Gavin, Swirly, Rayne and Rino were hired by Goha Enterprises, and after Luke hired Yosh, Masahiko and Toshihiko to work in his Luke Division, Scoop, Masaru and Nico went to the Goha Enterprises Main Office to interview Luke, hoping to interview all the Goha #7 Elementary students who had become Goha employees, though they were discouraged by Luke's apparent lack of a plan for the day's work. Luke claimed they would plan around what their colleagues were doing, but after observing Gavin stamping documents, Romin arguing with the Chef Drones, Yosh's mother Mimi working in the Gohanium Section and Yuga trying to present a new vending machine, all that had been accomplished was Masahiko and Toshihiko being kicked out of the building after Bochi urinated on Yuga's vending machine. Hunt Goto then arrived, admitting he'd fallen on hard times after not being able to find a "Fusion" and he led them to an underground stairway he claimed smelled of money. Hunt's nose led them to an abandoned Goha factory containing a Duel Card Manufacturer, which Scoop quickly learned to operate given its similarity to a newspress. He demonstrated it by creating "The★Luke Division Manager" for Luke and Hunt eagerly asked if Scoop could make normal Duel Monsters cards with it, hoping to partner with Luke by making more Maximum Monsters and "Fusions". Scoop vehemently protested against the idea, finding it immoral, and Hunt suggested they settle the matter in a Rush Duel. Scoop gained an early lead by revealing five Dinosaur monsters from Hunt's Deck and placing them on the bottom with the effect of "Printing Presser", while also Summoning another. Hunt used his "Upstart King Rex" and "Upstart Goblin" combo to give Scoop extra cards and LP, Scoop noting Hunt's generosity but refusing to be bribed. To his shock Hunt Maximum Summoned "Great Imperial Dinocarriage Dynarmix" and easily destroyed all of Scoop's cards and depleted most of his LP, but Scoop vowed that he would reveal the truth and he Fusion Summoned "Lightning Speed, the Rumbling Report Warship", using his prior knowledge of Hunt's monsters in combination with "Tile Burn" and the effect of "Lightning Speed" to damage his LP and weaken "Dynarmix", defeating Hunt. Luke offered Hunt a job so he could have a real dream after the Duel, and the ceiling caved in and destroyed the Duel Card Manufacturer, an outcome Luke suggested was for the best. They then found a Duel ID card in the rubble with the name "Yuga Goha".[3]

Deck[edit]

Scoop uses a Machine Deck themed around newspapers and reporting. His deck focuses on summoning multiple copies his ace monster, "Printing Presser", through cards like "Duplicate Newspaper", then using its ATK-increasing effect to overpower his opponents. He also uses a variety of Trap Cards to punish his opponent's aggression.

Scoop later adds cards to take advantage of "Printing Presser" forcing the opponent to excavate the top 5 cards of their deck, such as "Tile Burn" or his new Fusion monster, "Lightning Speed, the Rumbling Report Warship". He also uses "Reporter Raccoon Miketan" to more easily gather the Fusion materials for "Lightning Speed".

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 5 Lose
14 unknown Duelists 45 Win (with Nico and Masaru)
Hunt Goto 72 Win
Yuga Goha and Dueling Insects Club 78 Lose (with Saburamen, Sushiko Maki, Nick Yagi, and Yosh Imimi)
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 86 Lose

References[edit]

  1. a b NeoArkadia (April 28, 2020). "The Organization | [SEVENS] Episode 5 Summary". YGOrganization. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0055: "Luke's Brave Fight"
  3. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07272: "The Fantastic Underground Luke Factory"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01212: "The Forbidden Ace"
  5. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01313: "The Other King"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02020: "It's Hard to Be a Grown-Up"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02121: "Close Encounters with Noodle-Kind"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02424: "Resolve"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02626: "Maximum Duel!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02727: "The Luke Club is Born!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03535: "Sound! Gohanium"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03939: "Reclaim Mutsuba's Pride!"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04141: "I'll Yameruler the Sogetsu Style"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04242: "Space Operations Duel Squadron"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04343: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04545: "Upstart Hunter"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04646: "Back to the Past"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04949: "RoaRomin"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05050: "Gakuting"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05151: "Road vs. Daor"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05252: "The Final Rush Duel"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05353: "Let's Go! Rush Swirling!"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05454: "Riding Rush Duel!"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06767: "Space Warrior The☆Lukeman"