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The '''Millennium Rod''' (千年ロッド ''Sennen Roddo'') is a Millennium Item. It is often referred to as the "scepter" in the Japanese version.
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The '''Millennium Rod''' ({{ruby||せん}}{{ruby||ねん}}ロッド<ref>{{cite book|last=Takahashi|first=Kazuki|author-link=Kazuki Takahashi|date=2000-05-03|title=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga)|Yu-Gi-Oh!]]|publisher=[[Shueisha]]|isbn=4-08-872860-2|chapter=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 155|{{ruby|遊闘|バトル}}155 {{ruby|千年の闘い|ミレニアム・バトル}}‼]]|language=Japanese|volume=18}}</ref><ref>{{cite book|last=Takahashi|first=Kazuki|author-link=Kazuki Takahashi|date=2003-03-09|title=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga)|Yu-Gi-Oh!]]|publisher=[[Shueisha]]|isbn=4-08-873390-8|chapter=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 281|{{ruby|遊闘|バトル}}281 {{ruby|超古代遺物|アーティファクト}}の{{ruby|真|しん}}{{ruby|実|じつ}}‼]]|language=Japanese|volume=32}}</ref><ref group=Note>Sometimes explanatorily spelt {{ruby|千|せん}}{{ruby|年|ねん}}{{ruby|錫杖|ロッド}}.</ref> ''Sennen Roddo''; or {{ruby|千|せん}}{{ruby|年|ねん}}{{ruby|錫|しゃく}}{{ruby|杖|じょう}}<ref>{{cite book|last=Takahashi|first=Kazuki|author-link=Kazuki Takahashi|date=2003-03-09|title=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga)|Yu-Gi-Oh!]]|publisher=[[Shueisha]]|isbn=4-08-873390-8|chapter=[[Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 283|{{ruby|遊闘|バトル}}283 {{ruby|選|えら}}ばれし6{{ruby|神|しん}}{{ruby|官|かん}}]]|language=Japanese|volume=32}}</ref><ref group=Note>''Shakujō'' strictly means "[[wikipedia:Khakkhara|khakkara]]".</ref> ''Sennen Shakujō'' in the [[Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World|Millennium World arc]]) is a [[Millennium Items|Millennium Item]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Upon Dark Marik's awakening, he took the Millennium Rod and used the blade to kill his own [[Mr. Ishtar|father]] (skinning his back off in the manga, stabbing him to death in the Japanese anime, and sending him to the [[Shadow Realm]] in the English dub). After that, Marik took the Rod to assist him in his quest for world domination. In the English dub, Marik planned to collect all three Egyptian God cards and the Millennium Puzzle to become King. However in original Japanese version, he stated that after he gets his revenge, the Rod would be useless to him, and that he would have no qualms of giving it to [[Dark Bakura]]. After Marik's defeat at [[Battle City]], he gave the Millennium Rod to [[Yugi Muto|Yugi]].
 
   
A false Millennium Rod was created and given to [[Odion Ishtar]], who was disguising himself as Marik at the time, in order to play his role more realistically. While Odion wielded the false item, Marik (under the pseudonym "Namu") utilized the real Rod's powers in secret, to make it look like Odion is the wielder of the item. When Odion played a [[Counterfeit|false]] [[Egyptian Gods|God Card]] [[The Winged Dragon of Ra (original)|Ra]], it incurred the Gods' wrath and caused a lightning bolt to strike down Odion, shattering the false Millennium Rod, revealing Odion's true identity.
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=== Ancient Egypt ===
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[[Priest Seto]] had originally owned the Millennium Rod. Along with the other Items, it was used to resurrect [[Zorc Necrophades]].
   
In [[Seto Kaiba]]'s Duel with [[Ishizu Ishtar]], the Millennium Rod showed Kaiba a vision of [[Priest Seto|his past incarnation]] and the [[Blue-Eyes White Dragon]], causing him to summon it instead of attacking with [[Obelisk the Tormentor (original)|Obelisk the Tormentor]] (which would have caused him to [[Blast Held by a Tribute|lose the duel]]). This is because it was originally owned by the Egyptian [[Priest Seto]], of whom Kaiba is a reincarnation. Its use in Egyptian times was to seal the [[Ka]] hiding inside of people into stone tablets.
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=== Yu-Gi-Oh! ===
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One faction of the [[Tomb Keeper|Tomb Keepers]] watched over the Rod, along with the [[Millennium Necklace]].
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Upon [[Yami Marik|Yami Marik's]] awakening, he took the Millennium Rod and used the blade to kill his own [[Mr. Ishtar|father]] (skinning his back off in the manga, stabbing him to death in the Japanese anime, and sending him to the [[Shadow Realm]] in the dub). After that, [[Marik Ishtar|Marik]] took the Rod to assist him in his quest for world domination. He stated that after he gets his revenge, the Rod would be useless to him, and that he would have no qualms of giving it to [[Yami Bakura]]. A false Millennium Rod was created and given to [[Odion Ishtar]], who was disguising himself as Marik at the time, in order to play his role more realistically. While Odion wielded the false item, Marik (under the pseudonym "Namu") utilized the real Rod's powers in secret, to make it look like Odion is the wielder of the item. When Odion played a [[Counterfeit|false]] [[Egyptian God|God Card]] [[The Winged Dragon of Ra (anime)|Ra]], it incurred the Gods' wrath and caused a lightning bolt to strike down Odion, shattering the false Millennium Rod, revealing Odion's true identity.
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In [[Seto Kaiba]]'s Duel with [[Ishizu Ishtar]], the Millennium Rod showed Kaiba a vision of [[Priest Seto|his past incarnation]] and the "[[Blue-Eyes White Dragon (anime)|Blue-Eyes White Dragon]]", which convinced him to summon the latter monster instead of attacking with [[Obelisk the Tormentor (anime)|Obelisk the Tormentor]] (which would have caused him to [[Sacrifice's Blast|lose the Duel]]). This is because it was originally owned by the Egyptian [[Priest Seto]], of whom Kaiba is a reincarnation.
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After Marik's defeat at [[Battle City]], he gave the Millennium Rod to [[Yugi Muto|Yugi]]. After the [[Ceremonial Battle]], the Rod, along with the other [[Millennium Items]], fell underground.
   
 
"[[Ma'at]]" wields a staff that is made up of the Rod and the [[Millennium Key]].
 
"[[Ma'at]]" wields a staff that is made up of the Rod and the [[Millennium Key]].
   
[[File:MillenniumItemCardVG-FMR-Rod.png|thumb|left|180px|The Millennium Rod in [[Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories]].]]
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[[File:MillenniumItemCardVG-FMR-Rod.png|thumb|left|180px|The Millennium Rod in ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories]]''.]]
 
In ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories]]'', the Rod is shaped and colored slightly different. It is also owned by Kaiba in the modern day instead of Marik.
 
In ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories]]'', the Rod is shaped and colored slightly different. It is also owned by Kaiba in the modern day instead of Marik.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
Out of all the Millennium Items, this one's has demonstrated the most in terms of raw power. This item's unique ability grants the holder the power to control the minds of others, and also lets its owner telepathically communicate with his servants, as well as look into the network of their memories, akin to the [[Mind Scan]], and cast illusions such as when Marik made Arkana believe his key had disappeared to the point where he cannot see or feel it.
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This item's unique ability grants the holder the power to control people's minds, turning them into the owner's mind slaves. By extension, it is also capable of mind manipulation, allowing the owner to telepathically communicate with others, look into their memories, trick their minds into believing what the Rod's owner wants them to, even knock people unconscious, and leave a portion of the owner's mind in the people that he has controlled, like with [[Bakura Ryou]] and [[Téa Gardner]]. Its mind control power has no effect on one who holds a Millennium Item or someone who has a powerful connection to the ancient games that were played in Egypt long ago, like [[Yugi Muto]], [[Yami Bakura]], [[Seto Kaiba]], or [[Ishizu Ishtar]] before she gave her item to Yugi. Also, if the victim has an enormous force of will, the spell can be broken.
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Like the other Millennium Items, its power over the [[Shadow Game]]s allows it to materialize and command ''[[Duel Monsters]]'' and their [[card effect|effects]], and cast a [[Penalty Game]] against the loser. Marik's games created through this item have been the most brutal and damaging, from memory destruction to pain-inducing.
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Its additional magical abilities allow the owner to use a telekinetic-like ability to force an opponent back, and to paralyze them. In the [[Virtual World]] arc, Marik commanded the Rod to project destructive energy to destroy the machinery and guard robots, while he was forcing his way through [[Noah Kaiba|Noah]]'s undersea fortress. It can also show others visions of the past. A victory Duel is not required to use these abilities.
   
Its other abilities allow the owner to use a telekinetic-like attack to force an opponent back, and to paralyze them. A victory duel is not required to use these abilities. As with all other Millennium Items, the Rod can cast a [[Penalty Game]] against the loser of a game, and materialize Duel Monster effects. In the Virtual World arc, Marik commanded the Rod to unleash destructive energies to destroy the machinery in Noah's undersea fortress. At two times, the Millennium Rod has shown visions to Yugi and Seto Kaiba of their ancient past, against Marik's will.
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When the Rod was used by Priest Seto, its unique ability was to seal spirit monsters inside of stone tablets.
   
In the Dawn of the Duel arc, Priest Seto uses the Millennium Rod to exorcise the monster spirits from criminals and trap them in stone tablets.
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There is also a short blade concealed in the bottom of the rod, although this was only used in the Japanese anime and manga. The shaft of the rod acts as the sheath. This is removed in the dub. In the Japanese version, this knife was used for the [[Ishtar]] clan for carving the symbols on their first born male heir's back. [[Marik Ishtar]] was one of the many to endure this painful ritual, against his will, which gave birth to his dark side, [[Yami Marik]].
   
There is also a short sword concealed in the bottom of the rod, although this was only used in the Japanese Anime and Manga. The shaft of the rod acts as the sheath. This is removed in some of the dubbed anime. In the original Japanese version, this knife was used for the [[Ishtar]] clan for carving the symbols on their first born male heir's back. [[Marik Ishtar]] was one of the many to endure this painful ritual, against his will, which gave birth to his dark side, Dark Marik.
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==Notes==
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Millennium Rod

The Millennium Rod ( (せん) (ねん) ロッド[1][2][Note 1] Sennen Roddo; or (せん) (ねん) (しゃく) (じょう) [3][Note 2] Sennen Shakujō in the Millennium World arc) is a Millennium Item.

HistoryEdit

Ancient Egypt Edit

Priest Seto had originally owned the Millennium Rod. Along with the other Items, it was used to resurrect Zorc Necrophades.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Edit

One faction of the Tomb Keepers watched over the Rod, along with the Millennium Necklace.

Upon Yami Marik's awakening, he took the Millennium Rod and used the blade to kill his own father (skinning his back off in the manga, stabbing him to death in the Japanese anime, and sending him to the Shadow Realm in the dub). After that, Marik took the Rod to assist him in his quest for world domination. He stated that after he gets his revenge, the Rod would be useless to him, and that he would have no qualms of giving it to Yami Bakura. A false Millennium Rod was created and given to Odion Ishtar, who was disguising himself as Marik at the time, in order to play his role more realistically. While Odion wielded the false item, Marik (under the pseudonym "Namu") utilized the real Rod's powers in secret, to make it look like Odion is the wielder of the item. When Odion played a false God Card Ra, it incurred the Gods' wrath and caused a lightning bolt to strike down Odion, shattering the false Millennium Rod, revealing Odion's true identity.

In Seto Kaiba's Duel with Ishizu Ishtar, the Millennium Rod showed Kaiba a vision of his past incarnation and the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", which convinced him to summon the latter monster instead of attacking with Obelisk the Tormentor (which would have caused him to lose the Duel). This is because it was originally owned by the Egyptian Priest Seto, of whom Kaiba is a reincarnation.

After Marik's defeat at Battle City, he gave the Millennium Rod to Yugi. After the Ceremonial Battle, the Rod, along with the other Millennium Items, fell underground.

"Ma'at" wields a staff that is made up of the Rod and the Millennium Key.

MillenniumItemCardVG-FMR-Rod

The Millennium Rod in Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories, the Rod is shaped and colored slightly different. It is also owned by Kaiba in the modern day instead of Marik.

AbilitiesEdit

This item's unique ability grants the holder the power to control people's minds, turning them into the owner's mind slaves. By extension, it is also capable of mind manipulation, allowing the owner to telepathically communicate with others, look into their memories, trick their minds into believing what the Rod's owner wants them to, even knock people unconscious, and leave a portion of the owner's mind in the people that he has controlled, like with Bakura Ryou and Téa Gardner. Its mind control power has no effect on one who holds a Millennium Item or someone who has a powerful connection to the ancient games that were played in Egypt long ago, like Yugi Muto, Yami Bakura, Seto Kaiba, or Ishizu Ishtar before she gave her item to Yugi. Also, if the victim has an enormous force of will, the spell can be broken.

Like the other Millennium Items, its power over the Shadow Games allows it to materialize and command Duel Monsters and their effects, and cast a Penalty Game against the loser. Marik's games created through this item have been the most brutal and damaging, from memory destruction to pain-inducing.

Its additional magical abilities allow the owner to use a telekinetic-like ability to force an opponent back, and to paralyze them. In the Virtual World arc, Marik commanded the Rod to project destructive energy to destroy the machinery and guard robots, while he was forcing his way through Noah's undersea fortress. It can also show others visions of the past. A victory Duel is not required to use these abilities.

When the Rod was used by Priest Seto, its unique ability was to seal spirit monsters inside of stone tablets.

There is also a short blade concealed in the bottom of the rod, although this was only used in the Japanese anime and manga. The shaft of the rod acts as the sheath. This is removed in the dub. In the Japanese version, this knife was used for the Ishtar clan for carving the symbols on their first born male heir's back. Marik Ishtar was one of the many to endure this painful ritual, against his will, which gave birth to his dark side, Yami Marik.

NotesEdit

  1. Sometimes explanatorily spelt (せん) (ねん) 錫杖 (ロッド) .
  2. Shakujō strictly means "khakkara".

ReferencesEdit

  1. Takahashi, Kazuki (2000-05-03). "遊闘 (バトル) 155 千年の闘い (ミレニアム・バトル) " (in Japanese). Yu-Gi-Oh!. 18. Shueisha. ISBN 4-08-872860-2.
  2. Takahashi, Kazuki (2003-03-09). "遊闘 (バトル) 281 超古代遺物 (アーティファクト) (しん) (じつ) " (in Japanese). Yu-Gi-Oh!. 32. Shueisha. ISBN 4-08-873390-8.
  3. Takahashi, Kazuki (2003-03-09). "遊闘 (バトル) 283 (えら) ばれし6 (しん) (かん) " (in Japanese). Yu-Gi-Oh!. 32. Shueisha. ISBN 4-08-873390-8.
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