Tyler Getz

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Tyler Getz
Tyler Getz
Names
English
  • Tyler Getz
Japanese translatedGetta Taira
Japanese
Japaneseたいら げっ
Base平 月太
Furiganaたいら げった
RōmajiTaira Getta
Personal
Gender
  • Male
  • Career
OccupationMusician
Organization
  • Duelist
DeckThunderbeetle
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01010: "A Terrifying Ghost Story Duel"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
JapaneseRei Miura
Getz, Tyler

Tyler Getz, known as Getta Taira (たいら げっ Taira Getta) in the Japanese version, is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS and the drummer of RoaRomin. He has been friends with Roa Kassidy from a young age.[1]

A character resembling Tyler appears as a UTS employee in Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!!.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full-body view of Tyler.

Tyler is a stocky boy with a rough-cut look to him. He has brown eyes with heavy eyebrows and a strip of tape across his nose; and his dark blue hair, with a lighter plume in the front, is held up by a spring-green headband. He wears a dark forest-green sleeveless moto jacket over a short-sleeved white shirt, and has medium green colored pants with brown shoes, along with dark brown finger-less gloves that have ringed purple cuffs.

Tyler after leaving RoaRomin.

When Tyler leaves RoaRomin and joins Nail Saionji, he wears a costume inspired by Elvis Presley. He wears a golden pompadour-shaped wig on his head, removes the tape from his nose, and dons a flashy white disco suit with fringed sleeves, red flares on the pants, a golden letter "T" emblazoned on his belt, and a magenta undershirt.

In his youth, Tyler's hair was shorter and he didn't wear any tape over his nose. He wore a white T-shirt with ochre cuffs and collar and a yellow letter "T" printed on the chest, light brown shorts, and white shoes with grey soles.

Personality[edit]

Tyler generally presents a laid-back and casual attitude, though he is easily panicked as seen when Otes detected his hacking to mask the information of "Sevens Road Magician".

Although he initially does not show it to the extent that Toombs does, Tyler has an inferiority complex over being treated as Roa's sidekick over the years and he resents that his interests have effectively followed Roa's wishes. Tyler desires the same fame as Roa and leaves RoaRomin for a chance to get it. He is shown to enjoy the attention heaped on him by the compatriots that Nail Saionji provides him and becomes loyal to Nail as a result. Despite his anger with Roa, Tyler still admires him and is swayed back to Roa's side during their Duel, but when he learns that Roa had tried to replace him with a robot, Tyler swears revenge and willingly falls into the trapdoor that Nail opened beneath him.

Etymology[edit]

In the English version, his full name is a simple play on "Tyler gets" and is similar to his Japanese name.

In the Japanese version, Tyler's full name (Taira Getta) is a pun on the Japanese phrase tairage da (lit. "to eat everything"), referring to the task Roa gave him to eat all the food in Big Seven Arena in order to make Romin hungry. He later shows that he requires a lot of calories to think while hacking as well.

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Tyler was childhood friends with Roa Kassidy, but he often found himself subject to Roa's wishes as to their interests. Roa stoked both his interests in bug-catching and Dueling, teaching Tyler how to Duel and defeating him every time. After one defeat, Tyler lamented Roa's use of "Royal Rebel's Funky", though Roa told Tyler that he had been improving with every match. Tyler vowed to defeat Roa the next Sunday, but despite Roa promising to Duel him, he never showed up, and Tyler found Roa playing guitar for other kids. He confronted Roa over breaking his promise, but Roa instead suggested starting a band with Tyler.[2]

Tyler formed RoaRomin with Roa a year before the series.[3] He was the first member added to the band other than Roa.[4] Tyler came to resent his treatment in the band over the years, but still admired Roa.[2]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

Tyler participated in Roa's plan to obtain the rights to Rush Dueling from Yuga Ohdo. Unlike the other members of RoaRomin, Tyler did not Duel in the best of three team Duel; his role was to eat all of the snacks and provisions in Big Seven Arena so that Romin would be hungry when she Dueled.[5] He also used his hacking skills to obstruct any information of Yuga's "Sevens Road Magician" on the internet to cast doubt on its legality.[4] Tyler remained in the shadows as Roa began the concert and challenged Yuga and his friends to the team Duel, having Toombs Duel Lucidien "Luke" Kallister in the first Duel, though Toombs was defeated.[3] Romin Dueled Gavin Sogetsu next, and during the Duel, Tyler and Roa discussed whether Tyler had been successful in keeping food from Romin; Tyler confirmed that he had been. After Roa brought in Saburamen, Sushiko Maki and Nick Yagi to cater for the event, they successfully pushed Romin over the edge and she went into a frenzy and defeated Gavin.[5]

Roa Dueled Yuga next, and as Kaizo introduced Roa to the audience he rated both Tyler and Toombs at zero among the band, much to their displeasure. As Roa Dueled Yuga, Tyler and Toombs helped amplify Roa's presence with stage tricks.[6] Yuga eventually drew "Sevens Road Magician", and was poised to be disqualified as Roa and Tyler had planned, but then a Relic emerged from the ground and projected Otes, who confirmed "Sevens Road Magician" was legal and that someone had been blocking its information. Tyler panicked upon his treachery being revealed, though Roa remained calm. The Duel continued after Roa voiced the extent of his desire to become the King of Duels, with Tyler distributing and taking Roa's microphone as needed, but Roa was eventually defeated.[4]

Maximum[edit]

After Roa's Duel with Yuga and his treatment during the three-on-three Team Duel, Tyler left RoaRomin, angered by Roa's treatment of him over the years. His programming skills attracted the attention of Nail Saionji, the Goha Dueling Overseer, and Nail enlisted Tyler to Duel Yuga and his friends for him in the Garden of Curiosity, providing Tyler with his own stage and a crowd of fans to chant his name during his Duels.[2]

Yuga, Luke and Gavin eventually found Tyler in his chamber, though to Tyler's anger they not only didn't recognize him, but mistook him for Toombs. Romin and Roa then arrived, having been unaware that Tyler had left the band and Tyler voiced is aggravations with Roa over the years and proclaimed his loyalty to Nail. Roa then decided to be Tyler's opponent, noting that they would be fulfilling the promise they'd made in their youth. Tyler quickly inflicted damage to Roa, though Roa came close to defeating Tyler by combining "Funky" and "Royal Rebel's Heavy Metal". Tyler was able to gain most of his LP back with "Thunderbeetle Boost‎", and he destroyed all of Roa's monsters and reduced him to 600 LP, though he reflected that he'd always admired Roa. Roa then used Romin's Duel Guitar to play a song for Tyler, claiming that Tyler was his friend, before Tribute Summoning "Royal Rebel's Invasion" and destroying all of Tyler's monsters, then defeating him. Roa congratulated Tyler, claiming his Dueling had improved, but then a trapdoor opened up beneath Tyler. Roa saved him, claiming he needed Tyler, who was touched by Roa's admission, but then Tyler overheard Luke gasping that Roa had intended to ask Yuga to make a high-performance drumming robot. Incensed by Roa's effort to replace him, Tyler let go of Roa and fell into the pit, swearing revenge.[2]

After Tyler was defeated and he returned to the surface, Toombs was with him at the Big Seven Arena when Romin came to ask them if they'd heard about Maximum Summoning, though Tyler had not heard of it.[7]

Team Battle Royal[edit]

Toombs eventually decided to return to Roa, and though Tyler claimed to be unwilling he nevertheless followed Toombs. Roa welcomed them back, rejecting Tyler's belief that he had been replaced by a drumming robot and insisting that not only was Tyler the drummer of RoaRomin, he and Toombs were like his two aces; "Royal Rebel's Invasion" and "Heavy Metal". Tyler, Roa and Toombs entered the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal as Team Roa and Tyler and Toombs and interrupted the Goha President's openings speech with a grand entrance, but to their shock Roa challenged Goha alone, wanting to win the right to speak to Otes, and Tyler believed Roa had only wanted to be speaking to Otes and had used them as pawns. He stormed out of the stadium despite Toombs's protests, claiming that Roa only valued them as much as he did his cards, but he and Toombs were heartened to see Roa bring out both "Invasion" and "Heavy Metal". To Tyler's shock and anger, Roa then Tributed both monsters to Tribute Summon "Royal Rebel's Doom Metal", and Tyler bitterly left his drumsticks behind and left the grounds.[8]

To Tyler and Toombs's dismay, Roa teamed up with Yuga and continued participating in the tournament. As they were sitting under a bridge they were approached by Kaizo, who claimed to have been abused by Yuga and Luke and desired revenge, a tale that moved Tyler and Toombs. They went with Kaizo to the Abandoned Dorm to wait for Luke, Romin, Gavin, Saburamen, Sushiko Maki and Nick Yagi and supported Kaizo as he Rush Dueled Luke. Tyler was shocked by Kaizo's cold-hearted business strategy and when Kaizo revealed that his new employers, Goha 66, were intending to retire from Goha Enterprises with final fireworks; he had no idea that the tournament had such motives behind its façade. After Luke defeated Kaizo, he told Tyler and Toombs that he believed Roa had genuinely wanted to team up with them in the tournament, as he wouldn't have needed them if he only wanted to get to Otes, and explained that Roa had only teamed up with Yuga to determine the truth behind the tournament, something Romin suggested was due to Luke's own desire to team up with Yuga.[9]

On the third day of the tournament, Tyler and Toombs watched the finals of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal between Roa and Romin's teams. Before the Duels, they spied on Roa, Yuga and Nail, who were trying to find who was behind the tournament. Roa and Romin Dueled in the first match, but Roa was quickly pushed into a corner by Romin, who claimed he was alone and couldn't stand by himself. Unable to watch his friend lose, Tyler made the decision to return to Roa's side, throwing his microphone to him after he dropped it and intimidating Flash Umiko into letting them stay in the arena as they were RoaRomin members. Tyler was overjoyed to see Roa Summon "Royal Rebel's Invasion", the card that represented him, standing alongside "Heavy Metal" and "Doom Metal" as Roa set the stage with "Royal Rebel's Live Arena". Despite Roa's comeback, Romin was able to defeat him and RoaRomin reconciled after the Duel. Recalling what Roa, Yuga and Nail had been discussing, Tyler offered to help them find out who was behind the tournament.[10]

Roa sent Tyler and Toombs to help Seatbastian, Schrödinger Nekoyama and Buff Grimes examine the tournament data in Nail's haven in the Garden of Curiosity. As Tyler began examining the data, Grimes, Nekoyama and Seatbastian began interjecting that they'd checked various parts of it, distracting him from his work. Fortunately Toombs offered to distract them for Tyler, allowing him to continue his work in relative peace.[11] Roa called Tyler for another update as Yuga and Luke prepared to Duel, but Tyler still hadn't found anything and continued working as Toombs and Grimes provided him with calories to maintain his concentration. Roa rang Tyler again when the power began to fail as Tyler finally found what he was looking for; someone had been using the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal to hack the Goha Duel Server to uninstall Rush Dueling, and Tyler learned over the phone that the server was located on the moon.[12] The Heavy Cavalry Duel Club destroyed Otes' Relic, thought to be responsible for the hack, but Tyler confirmed the process couldn't be stopped. Although Rush Dueling was eventually uninstalled after Luke defeated Yuga, Yuga and Nail were able to reinstall it in the Super Rush Robot.[13]

Goha 6 Siblings[edit]

The true Goha Presidents, the Goha Siblings, returned to Earth and held the Super Rush Robot hostage with Forced Gymnastics Armaments, forcing Romin and her friends to Duel them to deactivate the restraints. After Romin was defeated by Yuka Goha and Yuga was defeated by Yuo Goha's use of Fusion Summoning, Yuga, Luke, Gavin and Swirly joined RoaRomin at the Big Seven Arena to discuss Yuo's "Fusion" and Yuga's excitement over it. As they lay outside watching the stars in a hope to see the Goha Meteor Shower, a baseball stadium appeared from the ground, having been brought there by Nail and Yuka. Romin was eager to pay Yuka back for her loss, though Tyler and Toombs suggested she let Roa Duel instead as she had eaten too many sushi rolls and would likely be unable to awaken. After Roa activated his "Royal Rebel's Live Arena", Tyler helped him set up his microphone, though he worried for Roa when Yuka pushed him into a corner. To Tyler's shock, Yuka revealed she didn't know who RoaRomin were and she destroyed "Live Arena", though Tyler could still hear someone cheering for Roa and fondly recalled RoaRomin's journey from their first performance. He cheered when Roa Summoned "Royal Rebel's Kidrum" and was able to defeat Yuka, sending her fleeing in tears. After the Duel Tyler and Toombs hugged Roa in joy, then returned to watching the stars, though they noted they likely wouldn't be able to see the Goha Meteor Shower and headed home.[14]

Deck[edit]

Tyler uses a Thunderbeetle Deck, composed of LIGHT Thunder monsters. Uniquely, he is shown to use neither any Effect Monsters, nor any high-Level monsters, something noted to be in direct contrast to Roa Kassidy's use of high-Level monsters that are empowered by Tributing other high-Level monsters to Summon them. Instead, Tyler supports his monsters with Spell and Trap Cards that have powerful effects to make up for areas that his monsters are lacking in.

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Roa Kassidy 18 Lose (flashback)
Roa Kassidy 18 Lose

References[edit]

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS character profiles on TV Tokyo's website
  2. a b c d Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01818: "Sorry, Gett-A Chance"
  3. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01010: "A Terrifying Ghost Story Duel"
  4. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01313: "The Other King"
  5. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01111: "No More Holding Back!"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01212: "The Forbidden Ace"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02424: "Resolve"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04444: "Dissonance"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04747: "The Employee's Counterattack"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04949: "RoaRomin"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05050: "Gakuting"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05151: "Road vs. Daor"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05252: "The Final Rush Duel"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06161: "Running Commentary! Powerful Rush Duel"