15YU-GI-OH’S TYLER THE GREAT WARRIOR CARD IS BASED ON TRUNKS
Fans who enjoy both Dragon Ball and Yu-Gi-Oh have likely noticed on their own that the card “Tyler the Great Warrior” bears an uncanny resemblance to Future Trunks. Both appear to be muscular warriors with a fondness for martial arts and swords. Plus Tyler has the signature spiky blond
hair that is so highly associated with Super Saiyans. They look way too similar for it to be a coincidence, so fans were curious about the story behind the card and have taken to sharing it between the fandoms.
The story goes that there was a fourteen-year-old anime fan by the name of Tyler who wound up developing a form of liver cancer. He had to undergo risky surgery in an attempt to save his life and wound up needing to have a large amount of his liver and portions of his other organs removed, but did survive. To celebrate his triumph, Make-A-Wish worked with him to indulge in his passion for anime by getting him an opportunity to design a Yu-Gi-Oh card. And apparently Tyler was also a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, because the character he drew was someone very much like Trunks, and the card was named in honor of Tyler.