They are based on " Dark Magician Girl ", the archetype's very first member. There are six "Magician Girls", each with a different Attribute as well as a Level from 1 to 6. Members have existed since the Battle City arc of the original series, but had no support until the Yu-Gi-Oh! The "Magician Girl" monsters' main feature is Special Summoning Spellcaster monsters from the player's hand or Graveyard when they are selected as attack targets, redirecting the attack to the Special Summoned monster while halving the attacking monster's ATK. This ability, together with cards like " Magical Dimension " and " Dark Renewal ", allows them to easily Summon high-Level Spellcaster monsters.
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During the Battle City arc and subsequent arcs, more cards were introduced, such as " Dark Magician Girl ". Originally a series , the release of " The Eye of Timaeus " cemented its status as an archetype. The archetype also contains a sub-archetype, " Dark Magician Girl ". Usual opening combo is to use the Normal Summon effect of " Magician's Rod " to search for " Dark Magical Circle ", then use the 2nd effect of "Dark Magical Circle" to banish a card during either player's turn. This archetype pairs well with the "Pendulum Magician " archetype. Consisting primarily of Spellcaster - Type monsters allows this archetype to potentially be crippled by " Last Day of Witch ". Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.