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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

* Yugioh GX 19 *




Yugioh GX Ep 19: vs. Yugi Deck (part 2)


thoughts

I have to say I'm impressed...this week's episode was much better than last week's, even though it's just a continuation of that Judai duel against Yugi's deck. Something about it just made it more interesting. Plus we get an appearance by the Kaiser at the end, who's unusually talkative...not to mention smiling for a change. I think I've only seen him smile once, and only for a split second. ^_^ We see a little more of Yugi's deck, including the adorable Black Magician Girl and Watapon! Hehe... A new monster's introduced though - the incredibly lame and broken Chaos Soldier: Envoy of the Beginning. Meh...I definitely prefer the ritual version of this card.

summary

Misawa notes that Kagurazaka is still undamaged, and he's got the Black Magician of Chaos on his field. Things don't look good for Judai.

The duel continues...

Judai: Draws Hane Kuribo, and summons him in defense (def: 200). Sets one m/t.

Kagu: Summons Kuribo in attack (atk: 300). Attacks Burst Lady with BM of Chaos. Judai activates trap card Super Junior Showdown, which negates an attack and forces the opponent's monster w/ lowest atk and his own monster w/ lowest def into battle. The battle phase is then ended. Judai's Hane Kuribo is destroyed by Kuribo. Kagu sets one m/t.

Judai: Activates Pot of Greed. Summons Bubbleman in attack and activates Skyscraper. (I love this card...and the music that plays with it! Hehe..) Equips Bubbleshot to Bubbleman, increasing his atk by 800 for a total of 1600. (Also, when equipped monster is about to be destroyed, this equip card is destroyed in its place). Attacks Kuribo with Bubbleman. Kagu activates instant magic Multiply. By this card's effect, he sacrifices Kuribo and summons Kuribo tokens (def: 200) to fill all his empty monster zones, for a total of 4. One of them is destroyed by Bubbleman. Sets one m/t.

Misawa is pretty impressed by how well Kagu is playing with Yugi's deck.

Kagu: Activates Coins from Heaven to get 6 cards total. Special summons Watapon. Sacrifices it to summon Black Magician Girl (atk: 2300). Awwww....Shou is enamored by the cute BMG. She winks at him. "I wanna root for her!!!" he says. (I love the music that's playing in this scene..) He attacks Bubbleman w/ BM of Choas. His equip card is destroyed instead. (atk: 800). Destroys Bubbleman w/ BMG. (Judai LP: 800).

"Gah! She's pretty strong, despite her appearances..." Shou says. "Beautiful flowers have thorns, as they say," Hayato notes.

Judai: Fusion summons Flame Wingman. Activates Soldier Returning Alive to bring back Sparkman. He summons it in atk. Attacks BM of Chaos w/ Flame Wingman (whose atk has gone up to 3100 b/c of his field card). He activates Flame Wingmans effect. (Kagu LP: 900). Attacks & destroys Kuribo token with Sparkman. Sets 2 m/t cards. Activates Emergency Rations and sacrifices one of the set cards to bring up his LP by 1000. (Judai LP: 1800).

Kagu: Puts BMG in def. Activates Spider's Thread, which lets him bring one card that his opponent sent to the grave in the last turn back to his own hand. He chooses Emergency Rations. He sets two m/t and activates Monster Reincarnation. He brings back Kuribo to his hand. He sacrifices all three cards to boost his LP by 3000 (Kagu LP: 3900).

Judai: Attacks & destroys BMG with Flame Wingman. (Kagu LP: 1600). Activates Defusion and defuses Flame Wingman. Attacks Kuribo tokens with Featherman and Burst Lady. Attacks directly with Sparkman, but Kagu discards Kuribo, so no damage. Kagu impersonates Yugi, by thanking Kuribo for his sacrifice. "This is why I have chosen you from all the 1000's of cards out there. Thanks, Kuribo...you've saved me many times." The kids kinda look at him like he's crazy...and even Kuribo has a little sweatdrop. Lol..

Kagu: Removes Watapon and Kuribo from his grave to special summon Chaos Soldier: Envoy of the Beginning. Misawa notes that this is one of the legendary powerful cards that can be summoned in this manner...the other is CED, which has been banned because it's too powerful. Attacks & destroys Featherman. Attacks Burst Lady by Chaos Soldier's effect (attacks again when you destroy one monster), but Judai activates the trap card Hero Spirits. This can be activated in the turn when a hero has been destroyed. Negate an attack by one opponent monster.

Judai: Judai panics for a second, thinking he can't win. Hane Kuribo comes out and rebukes him for trying to give up. Then Judai realizes that he's not fighting Yugi...therefore, he's got something that Kagu doesn't have. Activates Silent Dead to special summon Featherman. Activates Double Magic: discard one magic card from his hand to use one magic card from opponent's grave. He chooses Fusion. Fuses Burst Lady and Featherman to summon Flame Wingman. Attacks Choas Soldier, activating effect of Skyscraper and Flame Wingman for the win.


Kagu feels crushed, thinking that he can't win, even with the best cards. "I don't have any talent after all!"

"No, that's not true..." From behind the cliff, Ryou appears, along with Asuka. They'd been watching this whole time. They had also snuck in to the building to get an early glimpse of the deck, and had found Judai dueling Kagu when they went looking for the missing cards. Ryou explains that it takes talent to do what Kagu did...and besides, everyone wanted to see Yugi's deck in action, so they probably feel grateful to him, and won't be mad at him for taking the deck. The kids look up and find that all the students from the school had been gathered around, watching the duel the whole time. Everyone's pretty impressed by Kagu's playing.

Judai explains that even if the cards are strong, you still have to have confidence in your own deck. Ryou agrees, saying that people become stronger because they put their heart into building their decks, and learn to rely on them. He says if it were Yugi playing with that same deck, Judai may not have been able to win.

The next day, Yugi's deck is back safe and sound, and is on display. Meanwhile, Shou runs up and tells Judai that an imposter has appeared! They run out and find Kagu wearing a ridiculous Judai wig... "I out figured why I couldn't win...it's because my impersonations weren't perfected!!" Judai laments that the kid hasn't learned anything at all. And to boot, he sucks at his impersonation! "No, that's not how you do that finger point!" He proceeds to show him how to really be Yuki Judai... Lol...

Next week: The All Powerful Lady-in-Love Deck!

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