Keywords:  closing one door to open another, putting the past behind you, moving from the known to the unknown, getting back to basics, being in the path of sweeping change, being part of a powerful movement, accepting the inevitable

Opposing cards:  The Fool (Trowa Barton [I always thought Trowa didn't like Duo ^.^ --Ed.]), The Empress (Relena Peacecraft), Judgment (Quatre Winner)

Supporting cards:  The Tower

Duo Maxwell

This is one of those cards that seems to have been selected to be more amusing than anything else.  Duo calls himself "Shinigami", the God of Death (in the dub, he is "The Great Destroyer", which works, I guess).  However, besides that, there isn't much to bind Duo to the card.  What follows are the more traditional definitions of the Death card.

"...  Death often represents an important ending that will initiate great change. It signals the end of an era; a moment when a door is closing. ... Death also suggests getting down to basics. Dying has a way of making you concentrate on what's important. This card reminds you to cut out the unnecessary. Death can also mean you will experience an inexorable force. Death is inevitable, and sometimes there are events that are inescapable as well."

This card also represents destruction and transformation, as hinted at above.


(none of the traditional symbols carry over to the Gundam card...)

- the rose banner -- thought to be, perhaps, a subtle bit of hope for something good after the change brought by Death.

- Death as a knight -- Hmm...Gundam pilots are kind of like knights, aren't they? ~_^  This, as well as many of the subtle parts of the Waite card, is thought to be a reference to the Knights Templar.