Numbers Battle: Aspiring Emperor Hope VS. Revise Dragon

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

2. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

2. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.

13 thoughts on “Numbers Battle: Aspiring Emperor Hope VS. Revise Dragon”

  1. I have just noticed something:

    Dark Magician- 2500 ATK
    Elemental Hero Neos- 2500 ATK
    Stardust Dragon- 2500 ATK
    No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope- 2500 ATK

    What is it with protagonists with ace monsters of 2500 ATK?

  2. Revise wasn’t the First Exceed Summon in Yu-Gi-Oh history Aero Shark was.

    And Revise Dragon can attack when its Overlay Unit’s are spent, just not directly.

  3. A: Revise Dragon wasn’t the first Exceed Summon, Aero Shark was.

    B: Revise Dragon can still attack after the Overlay Units are spent, just not directly.

    Overall, though, I agree with you.

  4. actually Flame wingman, Neos, winged kuribo and evolutions, yubel, and nature heros and the legendary planet earth Hero to jaden
    Gaia the dragon Champion, Dark Magician set, and Slyfer the sky dragon to Yugi Mouto
    Star dust dragon and evolutions and warrior to Yusei fudo
    Yuma’s monster’s attack is within that range ranging from ? or X to 5000
    i’m satisfied with it

  5. allthough if you have compulsory evacuation device, mirror force, pot of avarice, negaate attack, and monster reincarnation it’s pretty much safe after negating the attack twice and then bring it back from the grave to the deck or protecting it on the field it could be a good stall deck card right?

  6. i mean aspiring emperor hope is return able or add able back to the deck orhand right?

  7. I wonder what type of sacred cards zexal has to offer. It will probably be revolved with culture or religion or something similar. I would not like it though if they did one on Islam, since that’s my religion.

  8. @nader

    Yeah, I bet they’re going to be based on like real-world technology since the story takes place so deep into the future. Nader I didn’t know you were Muslim, that’s cool! I’m Hindu so it’s good to know there is a diverse atmosphere in this blog!

  9. Hey, thanks! Diversity is always cool. I wonder though, what was the purpose of some exceeds having numbers in their name? I never knew the reason why.

  10. yeah, i hope for some cooler exceeds to come. I also wanted to point out since that its a new show, would they still be making synchros or discontinuing them? Cause i really don’t want synchros to end.

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