Remove Brainwashing is a
card that saw surprising rise in playability in its
own style of deck.
Using cards like Grinder
Golem, Lava Golem, Volcanic Queen, Santa Claws, and
Creature Swap, you could get rid of your opponents
monsters by giving them monsters of your own. Then,
activate Remove Brainwashing to return control of
your monster back to you, leaving them with nothing.
This strategy is very effective as it gives you a
high-powered ATK monster for free as long as RB goes
off. Your opponent attacks, activate this Continuous
Trap and take your monster back.
This card was also used to
combat cards like Mind Control, Enemy Controller,
and Snatch Steal, and could even be used to steal
back any monster destroyed by Goyo Guardian. I use
the the word WAS, because that time is in the past.
Remove Brainwashing strategy is a fun style of play,
but it isn't a contender in the TCG anymore, nor
could it really hold up as even more s/t destruction
cards come in every set. Even with Owner Seal being
the Spell equal to this card, it still isn't strong
enough of a strategy. A potential OTK combo could
ensue with this card tied in, but again, as a
legitimate consistent strategy goes, Remove
Brainwashing isn't it.
Remove Brainwashing is a Continuous Trap Card with
no cost that returns all monsters to their owners.
So instead of playing two Kaijus, you play one on
your opponent's side of the field and then activate
this to get it to your side of the field. Remove
Brainwashing also negates an opponent's Graydle
monster effects by giving back whatever monster they
try to steal. There isn't much to say about Remove
Brainwashing. You can steal back your Ojama tokens
from Ojama Trio, but they still can't be tributed
for a Tribute Summon. You also take the damage if
they are destroyed. Stop Creature Swap dead in its
tracks. Remove Brainwashing removes average cards
from their advantage, so it gets an average score.
Score: 3/5 Run in the Side Deck if you predict a lot
of Graydle/Kaiju Decks.
We’re all thinking it when we read this card, so I
said it to get it out of the way. But even in a
Kaiju deck, this trap suffers from the same problems
all continuous trap cards in the same vein have. To
properly use the effect demands 3 copies in the
deck. But to have 3 copies of a card you only need
one of at any given time is just a burden beyond any
deck’s limits. You read a card like Robbin’ Goblin,
and it’s still hard to believe people are unable to
use it effectively in some way, however remotely.
But the burden on the deck count outweighs the
effect unless it can recycle itself or produce
And while I think that Remove Brainwashing is
effective in a Kaiju deck, the real reason it’s not
up to snuff is that the effect itself can’t be
overly abused during any single turn, since you can
only control one Kaiju at a time. Without that
caveat, I’m sure this trap would have probably been
Outside of Kaijus, there’s nothing to be said. There
are only a handful of cards with acceptable effects
that switch control of a card to the opponent.
Perhaps if a card ever came out that truly rewarded
a player for taking back a card you gave to the
opponent, I could see this making a splash, but
otherwise, it’s a dead card in this game.
Future Potential: 1/5
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