Backlashing

Backlashing occurs immediately after the cards are revealed, before any open skill takes effect. If both cards played are the same card, then both cards Backlash. If one player Sets a Character card that is already on the field, then only that card will Backlash, and his or her opponent’s Set card will move to the Set Area as normal. This is called Character Backlash. Remember, Characters Backlash not only if you have a copy of that Character on the field, but also if your enemy does. In addition, Closed (face down) Characters are still technically on the field, so you’ll have to wait until they are Buried.