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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Twin Photon Lizard
#ORCS-EN039 

2 "Photon" monsters You can Tribute this face-up card on the field; Special Summon, from your Graveyard, both of the Fusion Material Monsters used for the Fusion Summon of this card.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 3.88 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - March 2, 2012

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John Rocha

Today’s card is very interesting for what it does. Twin Photon Lizard has several drawbacks on the surface. It has to be fusion summoned and it only has 2400 attack. The real worth of this fusion monster is in its effect. By tributing it, you can summon the two Photon monsters you used for the fusion summon. With the Photon monsters we currently have, this means that you can create rank 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 Xyz monsters.
 
All you need is polymerization or Future Fusion and a deck that runs Photon monsters. This is where a card like Photon Sabre Tiger comes in handy as all you need is one to get another. You can also use Twin Photon Lizard to bring out two Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragons. Its funny how this one card keep popping up. Will Twin Photon Lizard put Photon decks on the map? Only time will tell.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 4/5 (In a Photon deck only)

Miguel

Our last day of Card names you can't say real fast week brings us to Twin Photon Lizard. I didn't think too highly when I saw this card, but I did some research and this card is very playable is a well built Photon deck. Lizard is a level 6 LIGHT/Dragon/Fusion (They still make fusions?) with 2400 ATK and 1000 DEF, and needs any 2 Photon monsters to mush together to get this out. Its effect is you can tribute this card to special summon the fusion material monsters used for the fusion summoning of this monster. I see this card more as a stepping stone for getting out Xyz monsters or using it to get 2 Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragons. You have Photon monsters at levels from 3-8 and you can use Future Fusion and/or Dragon's Mirror to speed this process up. You guys do the math there. Overall, by itself, Twin Photon Lizard is a solid monster with decent stats with an effect that can get you the Xyz monster of your choosing, or just to flood the field with 2,000 plus beaters. Photon users, please use...you have no excuse not to.
 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3.5
Friday Fun Fact: The Lizard will be in The Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Philosophical
Psycho
Twin Photon Lizard
"A monster in the Extra Deck that's not Synchro or Xyz? What is this blasphemy?!"

First of all, if you have space in your Extra Deck and you run at least two Photons, it's always justifiable to consider TPL in your deck.

TPL, the only Fusion in the Photon family, has really lax requirements for Fusion Material. This ruins any chance for Hex-Sealed Fusion, but it also means that, in a given Photon Deck, Polymerization with any two other monsters equals an instantaneous TPL. You'll also likely use its effect the same turn its summoned, so the existence of this Fusion Monster basically means any Polymerization means "Special Summon two Photon monsters from your hand," which can be a very beastly pair of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragons. You can flash your opponent into a spasmodic blight, then follow this up with a Rank 8 Xyz, including the Hieroglyph Dragons or a possible Neo Galaxy-Eyes. Also, the Photon archetype uses a fair amount of Dragons (including TPL itself!), and wherever there's Dragons, Future Fusion is an omnipresent force (there's Dragon Mirror too, although I don't greatly recommend using that to play TPL).

On Dueling Network, I have a Kaito deck, which of course runs TPL. Also in that deck are the Cyber Fusions and Twin Thunder Dragon. Six Samurai and Blackwings may focus on Synchros. Inzektors and Wind-Ups may focus on Xyzs. But the Photon archetype (whilst having three Xyzs of their own), can quite easily revive a strategy of mass Fusions.

Niche Decks: Photons, of course, but you can easily run this card if you use any Photons in your generic Dragon Deck. If you splash any Photons at all, this card is worth consideration on the off-chance your opponent plays Fusion Gate.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5 (Photons are a pretty vast archetype, related to the Butterfly Assassin archetype. Using Polymerization or Future Fusion is not mandated in these decks, but if you want to swarm with GEPD badly, this Fusion is a must.)
Aesthetics: 3.5/5 Kaiba used Blue-Eyes. Chazz used...a whole lot of stuff. Jack didn't give a lot of focus to archetypes. It's interesting to see Kaito to use the Light Photon archetype.

Philosophy Corner: Suppose you are shown a lizard, and then you are shown lizard from a different hemisphere from the first. Despite being from different hemispheres, they are still the same to you: A lizard is a lizard. Why should anything else be different?
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