Raigeki is perhaps one of the most well-known Yu-Gi-Oh! cards of all time. Its effect normally says, "Destroy all monsters your opponent controls." That should be enough. It's concise, and describes enough for you to know what it does, right? But what can we reword it to say that makes it extremely redundant, yet still carry basically the same meaning?
The original is:
Now here's me geeking out on yugiohcardmaker.net and using redundant keywords:
Alright, now why is this redundant?
(If I wanted to make it even worse, I'd extend this to say "also, send this card to the Graveyard immediately after this effect resolves.")
NOTE: It's worth noting that one small thing would change though. As far as I can tell, the addition of "If your opponent controls any monsters" and "and if you do" would then (if I'm not mistaken) allow this card to be activated pointlessly, even if the opponent has no monsters. The normal card definitely would not let you do that, so the concise wording is a good thing!
Alright, I hope you got a good laugh out of this. See you next time!
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