( (もと) (もと) の) () (ぬし)

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(motomoto no) mochinushi


(original) owner


Owner or original owner ( (もと) (もと) ) () (ぬし) motomoto mochinushi) refers to the player that originally possesses a card. The card's owner is distinct from its controller, as while the controller of a card may change, its owner cannot.

Upon beginning a Duel, all cards in a player's Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck are considered to be owned by that player.

Monster Tokens are considered to be owned by the player who Special Summoned them. Therefore, "Owner's Seal" will change control of Ojama Tokens Special Summoned by the effect of "Ojama Trio" to the player who activated "Ojama Trio", while Rose Tokens Special Summoned by the effect of "Black Garden" will return to the control of the player whose Summon caused the token to be Summoned.

Changing control

By default, cards remain under the control of their owners, but several cards can change control of cards, such as "Change of Heart", "Number 11: Big Eye", "Creature Swap" and "Enemy Controller". When a monster switches control, it is placed on the new controller's side of the field.

When a card leaves the field or is detached, it is moved to the owner's hand, Main Deck, Extra Deck, Graveyard or Banished Zone (depending on where the card would be sent), regardless of controller.

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