A One Turn Kill (OTK) (Japanese: OTK (ワンターンキル) Wantānkiru) is achieved when a player wins a Duel in the space of a single turn.

In one turn, all of the opponent's Life Points, which is normally assumed to be no less than 8000, must be depleted, or an alternate victory condition must be fulfilled. This is usually done when the player has the appropriate cards in their hand/Graveyard and has control over the Duel.

Significant or reliable OTKs generally consist of 4 or fewer cards, do not require the opponent to have particular cards or rely on indefinite chance, such as the effect of "Snipe Hunter".

Traditional and Advanced Formats will have very different OTK styles, owing to the allowable card pools. The Advanced Format banlist is updated every six months to reduce the viability of OTKs.

A One Turn Kill that is pulled off during the Duel's first turn is referred to as a First Turn Kill.

OTKs in Media

OTKs are rare in Yu-Gi-Oh! media, especially prior to Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, but are not non-existent. In many cases, an OTK in the anime is shown either to show off the strength of a powerful Duelist, or for the winner to have a come-from-behind victory. Since Duelists usually start with 4000 Life Points in the anime, an OTK is declared when all 4000 are depleted in one turn. Some Duelists have OTKed their opponents in the anime, including:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS

List of One Turn Kills

Advanced Format

Traditional Format

References

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 7: "Attack from the Deep"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 57: ""
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 118: ""
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 6: "First Duel"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 54: ""
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 68: ""
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 3
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 15
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 18
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 20
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 189: "Child's Play"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 24: "The New Chazz"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 35: "Sibling Rivalry"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 122: "Night of the Living Duelist"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 61: ""
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 65: "No Pain, No Game"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 83: "Schooling the Master"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 62: "A Greater Porpoise"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 74: "Happily Never After"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 123: "School Ghoul Duels"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 178: "The Last Hope! Yuki Judai"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 138: "The Darkness Revealed"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 161: "Shall We Duel? An Invitation to a Pair Duel"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 164: "The Inherited Cyberdark Dragon"
  25. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 8: "Fire it Up!"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 105: "Rook Takes Knight"
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 13: ""
  28. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 67: ""
  29. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 86: "Duelist For Hire"
  30. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 137: "An Approaching Terror - The Citadel of God, Ark Cradle"
  31. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 30: "Fight or Flight"
  32. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 31: "The Reunion Duel"
  33. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 37: "Digging Deeper, Part 1"
  34. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 83: ""
  35. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 88: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 2"
  36. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
  37. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 8: "The Sparrow, Part 2"
  38. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 29: "Love Hurts"
  39. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 32: "Life is a Carnival: Part 2"
  40. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 81: "The Friendship Games"
  41. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 88: "Dual Duel: Part 2"
  42. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 94: "Enter Vector"
  43. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 117: "Now or Never, Part 2"
  44. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 31: "Life is a Carnival: Part 1"
  45. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 33: "Foolish Fans"
  46. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 138: "The New World"
  47. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 2: "Swing into Action: Part 2"
  48. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 23: "A Date With Fate: Part 2"
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 38: "Warped"
  50. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 43: "Fire And Ice"
  51. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 53: "Parental Guidance: Part 2"
  52. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 61: "Hero's Fall"
  53. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 7: "Mr. Mystery"
  54. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 10: "You Show 'Em"
  55. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 24: "For Our Tomorrows"
  56. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 119: "Family Face Off"
  57. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 30: "Gong the Strong"
  58. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 64: "Match with the Master"
  59. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 77: "A Cons Game"
  60. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 92: "Tragic Reunion",
  61. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 99: "A Vicious Cycle"
  62. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 106: "An Academic Test"
  63. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 101: "Realm of the Cipher Dragon"
  64. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 114: "All Duel Hands on Deck"
  65. 65.0 65.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 116: "A Towering Achievement"
  66. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 136: "A Most Brutal Duel"
  67. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 139: "Clash Talk"
  68. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 140: "A Ray of Hope"
  69. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 7: "Fallen Angel"
  70. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 12: "Link the Circuit"
  71. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 37: "Out on a Limb"
  72. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 15: "Camouflaged Chaos"
  73. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 17: "Blue's Back!"
  74. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 62: "Fearing the Worst"
  75. 75.0 75.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 63: "Scare Tactics" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "VRAINSep63" defined multiple times with different content
  76. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 82: "Gored"
  77. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 93: "A Fighting Promise"
  78. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 31: "Showdown in the Sewers"
  79. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 78: "From One Hunter To Another"
  80. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 56: "Blue Gal Battles!"
  81. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 77: "A Family Reunion"
  82. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 104: "Declaring a Crime"
  83. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 109: "The Ignis Hunter"
  84. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 1: "Let’s Do This! Rush Duel!"
  85. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 23: "What Lies Beyond Providence"


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