Judai declares that it's his turn, but before drawing a card, he tells Yugi that he is going to do his best. Yugi accepts his challenge, telling him to bring it on. Judai draws and gets Winged Kuriboh. The 7 cards in his other hand (6 of them were drawn earlier by the effect of Yugi's Card of Sanctity) are Code Change, Hero's Guild, Contact Out, Neo Space, Miracle Contact, Miracle Fusion, and Sub-Space Battle.
Judai first plays the permanent spell, [Hero's Guild - Continuous Spell: Both players send 1 card from the top of their decks to the
Cemetery. If that card is a Warrior-type, the player that sent
that card to the Cemetery can add that card to their hand. This
effect can only be used once per turn, and if you add a card
into your hand by this effect, destroy this card]. By its effect, both players discard the top cards of their deck, and if the card's a warrior-type monster, they can add the card into their decks. Otherwise, they have to be sent to the cemetery.
Judai draws and gets N-Spacian Groun Mole. Although it has a special ability that returns monsters on both fields to the players' hand, Groun Mole is a beast-type, so he wouldn't keep it. Still, he thinks that there's another way to make it work, playing his second spell card, the Instant spell, [Code Change - Quick Play Spell: After
activating this card, once until the end of the turn, you can
change the Type written on a card's effect text to a Type of
your own choosing]. Now he can change the type written in a card's effect text to any type he chooses.
Judai begins to say that he'll change Hero's Guild's warrior-type text, but Yugi seems able to read Judai's strategy, saying that he won't let him. He activates his face-down trap card, [Spirit Mirror ~ Seirei No Kagami - Trap: Negate the activation and effect of a Magic card. During this turn, you can activate the card negated by this effect as your own]. This trap seals a spell card within this spirit, and so he decides to seal Code Change, stopping Judai's strategy. His strategy all but useless, he sends Groun Mole and Code Change into his cemetery, while Yugi draws a card through the effect of Code Change. "What a shame...my card isn't a warrior-type at all," Judai tells Judai, sending it to the cemetery without revealing what it is.
Judai tells Yugi that his strategy doesn't end here, playing his third spell [Sub-Space Battle ~ Akuukam Battle - Continuous Spell: Both players select 3 Monster cards from their decks and show 1
card they selected to their opponents simultaneously. The player
who presents monsters with an attack power lower than the
opposing player's receives 500 points of damage and sends that
card to the Cemetery. The player who presents monsters with an
attack power higher than the opposing player's adds that cards
to their hands. If the monster's attack powers are the same,
both players send them to the Cemetery. After you've repeated
this effect, destroy this card].
According the effect of this spell, both players have to select 3 monsters from their decks and show them to each other at the same time. The player with the weaker monster takes 500 points of damage and sends his card to the cemetery, while the player with the stronger monster adds that card to his hand.
Both Yugi and Judai select their monsters, and once they do, Judai tells Yugi that it's time. Judai calls out his three monsters, while Yugi calls out his three. The monsters Judai chose are N-Spacian Flare Scarab, N-Spacian Aqua Dolphin, and E-Hero Clayman, who have 500, 600, and 800 ATK respectively. The monsters Yugi chose are Buster Blader, Chaos Soldier, and Valkyrion the Magnet Warrior, who have 2600, 3000, and 3500 ATK respectively.
With Yugi's monsters all having higher attack points, Yugi declares their attacks. Buster Blader takes out Clayman with his Destructive Sword Slash, Chaos Soldier takes out Aqua Dolphin with his Chaos Blade, and Valkyrion takes out Flare Scarab with his Magnet Saber. Judai's monsters lose this sub-space battle, as Judai's LP decrease to 1600 (3100-500*3). Due to Sub-Space Battle, he sends his three cards to the cemetery, while Yugi adds his 3 cards to his hand. The two other cards in his hand are Kuriboh and Magical Hats. Judai claims that his preparation has helped him with this. Yugi suddenly realizes that Judai chose those lower-attack-point monsters with Sub-Space Battle to intentionally send them into his cemetery.
"Let's go, Yugi-san! This is the power of my Elemental Hero deck!" Judai says, a smile appearing on his face. He plays his fourth spell card, [Miracle Fusion - Spell: Remove from play, from your side of the field or your Graveyard,
Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on a Fusion Monster
Card that included E-Hero in its card name, and Special Summon that Fusion Monster from
your Fusion Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion
Summon)]. According to its effect, he is allowed to remove fusion-material monsters from his field or cemetery from play to special summon an E-Hero fusion monster.
Thus, Judai removes E-Hero Flame Wingman and E-Hero Sparkman in the cemetery from play in order to special summon [E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman - 8/2500/2100: This monster cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion
Summon. Increase the ATK of this card by 300 points for each card in your Graveyard that includes E-Hero in its card name. When this card destroys a monster as a result of battle and sends it to the Graveyard, inflict damage to your opponent's Life Points equal to the ATK of the destroyed monster] onto the field in attack position.
Judai adds that Shining Flare Wingman's attack power, for each "E-Hero" monster in his cemetery, increases by 300 points. E-Hero Bubbleman, E-Hero Featherman, E-Hero Burst Lady, E-Hero Edgeman, E-Hero Clayman, and E-Hero Necro Darkman, who are all in his cemetery, appear behind him, as the attack power of E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman becomes 4300 (2500+300*6).
Next, Judai plays his fifth spell card, [Miracle Contact - Spell: Return to your deck, from your side of the field or your
Graveyard, monsters that are listed on a Fusion Monster Card
that uses E-Hero Neos as Fusion Material, and Special
Summon 1 Fusion Monster with E-Hero
in its name, which uses E-Hero Neos as Fusion Material, from your Fusion
Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon)]. This lets him return fusion-material monsters in his cemetery to his deck to special summon a "Neos" fusion monster.
Judai returns E-Hero Neos, N-Spacian Groun Mole, and N-Spacian Flare Scarab from his cemetery to his deck for a triple contact fusion. As Yugi looks amazed at the sight of the fusion, Judai summons [E-Hero Magma Neos - 9/3000/2500: This card can only be Special Summoned from your Fusion Deck by returning the above cards from your side of the field to the Deck (You
do not use Polymerization).
This card gains 400 ATK for each card on the field. This card returns to the Fusion Deck during the End Phase. When this card is returned to the Fusion Deck this way, return all cards on the field to the respective owners' hands] onto the field in attack position.
Judai continues by playing his sixth spell card, the Field spell [Neo Space - Field Spell: Increase
the ATK of E-Hero Neos and Fusion
Monsters that have E-Hero Neos
as a Fusion-Material Monster by 500 points. The Fusion Monsters
that has E-Hero Neos as a Fusion
Material-Monster cannot be sent back to your Fusion Deck at
the End Phase], which increases Magma Neos's ATK by 500 points. In addition, E-Hero Magma Neos gains 400 ATK for each card on the field, raising Magma Neos's attack power to 6300 (3000+500+400*7).
Note: Yugi has 4 cards on the field: Spirit Mirror, Black Magician Girl, and 2 face-down cards. As for Judai, he has 3 cards on his field: E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman, Neo Space, and Hero's Guild. That means that there are 7 cards on the field in all, which boosts Magma Neos's ATK. Furthermore, Magma Neos's ATK rises due to Neo Space's effect, since it lists "E-Hero Neos" as a fusion-material monster. Because Shining Flare Wingman doesn't list "E-Hero Neos" as a fusion-material monster, its ATK doesn't change due to Neo Space's effect.
Yugi is pretty surprised at how the two monsters have 4300 and 6300 attack points, as Judai proudly tells him that this is the potential of his E-Hero monsters. Yugi is very impressed, saying that they're amazing. Judai rubs his nose, pleased with that compliment. He then declares Magma Neos's "Super Heat Meteor" attack, aiming for Black Magician Girl.
However, Yugi tells him that his Black Magician Girl has the magical ability to redirect attacks. He then activates his face-down trap card, [Magic Cylinder - Trap: Negate the attack of 1 of your opponent's monsters and inflict Direct Damage equal to the attacking monster's ATK to your opponent's Life Points]. As Judai becomes shocked, Yugi says that Magic Cylinder negates his opponent's attack and sends it right back. The Super Heat Meteor goes into one of the cylinders and, as it fires out of the other, Black Magician Girl covers her ears.
However, before the redirected Meteor hits Magma Neos, Judai plays his seventh spell, the Quick-Play [Contact Out - Quick Play Spell: Return
1 Fusion Monster on the field that includes Neos
in its name. In addition, if the set of Fusion-Material Monsters
used to Special Summon that monster are together in your Deck,
you can Special Summon those specific monsters to your side
of the field] from his hand.
Note: Contact Out is a quick-play spell that can be played from one's hand at any time during their turn, if it can be used. Otherwise, a card must be on the field to counter the opponent's move.
With the effect of Contact Out, Judai defuses Magma Neos into N-Spacian Flare Scarab, N-Spacian Groun Mole, and E-Hero Neos. And because Magma Neos is no longer on the field, Magic Cylinder is left without a target. Yugi becomes surprised at how Judai dodged the redirected attack from Magic Cylinder.
Judai says that he still has Shining Flare Wingman's attack left, declaring its attack immediately. While E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman jumps up and prepares to fire its attack, Judai tells Yugi that Shining Flare Wingman's effect, when it destroys a monster in battle, inflicts damage to the opponent equal to the attack points of the destroyed monster. In other words, if his monster destroys Black Magician Girl, Judai will win.
Note: Yugi currently has 3500 LP left. If his Black Magician Girl is destroyed by E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman, his LP will decrease to 1500 (3500+2300-4300). And by taking damage equal to the attack points of Black Magician Girl (with the effect of Shining Flare Wingman), his LP will drop to 0 (1500-2000).
"Yugi-san, I'll win this duel from you," Judai tells Yugi confidently. However, a voice asks, "Is that so?", much to Judai's surprise. Yugi's Millennium Puzzle begins to glow, as Yubel tells Judai that the king of duelists, the other soul sleeping in Yugi's mind, is coming. The light of the Puzzle envelops Yugi, and with its power, he transforms into Yami Yugi, who emerges with the Millennium Eye symbol on his forehead.
Judai's eyes turn to Yubel's orange-green eyes and begin to glow. He realizes that the one now standing in front of him is the soul of the legendary nameless Pharaoh. Yami Yugi asks Yugi, his partner, if he'll allow him to take over for the rest of this duel. Yugi notices his other self, who tells him that Judai's strength is appealing to the duelist soul within him, and that he wants to try it out. Yugi doesn't mind and leaves the rest to his other self. "Let's go, Judai-kun!" Yami Yugi says, turning to Judai.
Note: Judai calls Yami Yugi "the nameless Pharaoh". This means that the time to which he came to meet Yugi in the past had been before Little Yugi and Yami Yugi went to Egypt to have their ceremonial battle (Episodes 221-224 in the original series). In addition, in a page from the Duel Sport newspaper that Judai had looked at earlier in episode 179, it says that Yugi has just won Battle City V2. This Battle City V2 doesn't exist in the original series, neither in the anime nor manga. It's something that the writers made up to show that Judai goes back to the past to duel Yugi at a point in time where the soul of Atem still existed.
Yami Yugi activates his last face-down trap card, [Dark Renewal ~ Kuromasoku
Fukkatsu No Sunogi - Trap: You
can only activate this card if your opponent Normal Summons
or Special Summons a monster. Tribute the summoned monster
and 1 monster on your side of the field, Special Summon 1 Spellcaster-Type monster in your Graveyard to the field]. According to its effect, when his opponent summons a monster, he sacrifices that monster and one of his monsters to revive a Spellcaster in his cemetery. Yami Yugi chooses to sacrifice Judai's Groun Mole and his Black Magician Girl to revive his monster.
Note: The effect of Dark Renewal works when the opponent (Judai, in this case) normal-summons or special-summons a monster to the field. Judai's Contact Out let him special summon E-Hero Neos, N-Spacian Flare Scarab, and N-Spacian Groun Mole to the field. Thus, Dark Renewal targets those 3 monsters accordingly. And it's a good choice to choose N-Spacian Groun Mole. This is still Judai's Battle Phase, and although Yami Yugi can summon any monster, it's Judai who will be able to launch an attack. If Judai attacks with N-Spacian Groun Mole, the two monsters would return to the players' hands due to N-Spacian Groun Mole's special effect. We don't know whether Yami Yugi actually knows this effect, but the anime just shows that he made a good choice.
Judai thinks that Yami Yugi is going to summon Black Magician back to the field. (Actually, if Yugi does, the result won't be that different because he'll still lose anyway). Yami Yugi tells him that he isn't, activating the effect of the Code Change within Spirit Mirror at this moment. Code Change allows him to change the monster type written in an effect's text into any type he wants. Judai has just realized his goal: it was the card Yugi sent to the Cemetery back when Judai used Hero's Guild. Yugi told him that it wasn't a warrior-type, so he sent it to the cemetery without revealing what it was. The card was really The Sky Dragon of Osiris. "That's right. The one I'm calling out isn't a Spellcaster--it's God!" Yami Yugi tells him, calling out The Sky Dragon of Osiris.
Note: He used Code Change's effect to change The Sky Dragon of Osiris's type while in the cemetery from God to Spellcaster in order to satisfy the condition of Dark Renewal. When The Sky Dragon of Osiris became a Spellcaster type, Dark Renewal allowed Yami Yugi to special-summon it.
Clouds form in the sky, lightning shooting from them, thunder booming from them. Judai stands in awe, as Osiris begins to emerge from the clouds, catching Shining Flare Wingman's attention, as well as that of Flare Scarab and Neos. Standing before them is [Sky Dragon of Osiris ~ Osiris No Tenkuu Ryuu - 10/x000/x000: The
ATK of this card is 1000 points x the number of cards in your
hand. Each time your opponent Normal Summons, Flip Summons,
or Special Summons a Monster(s), decrease the ATK (if in Attack
Mode) or DEF (if in Defense Mode) of the Summoned Monster(s)
by 2000 points. If the Monster(s)'s ATK/DEF is below 2000 points,
it is destroyed], who lets out a loud roar, blowing a gust of wind toward Judai, who realizes that what he sees before him is God. Osiris was summoned in attack position, and has 5000 points because of the 5 cards in Yami Yugi's hand (Kuriboh, Magical Hats, Buster Blader, Chaos Soldier, and Magnet Warrior Valkyrion), each giving it 1000 ATK.
Note1: Everything from the start of the second part of this episode on has happened in Judai's turn. Judai has played 7 spell cards in this turn. One of them was the Code Change that was countered by Yugi's Spirit Mirror trap card. Code Change and Spirit Mirror are not permanent, so their effects must be played in this turn but can be played in different timings. When Yugi activated Spirit Mirror to obtain the effect of Code Change, he kept it for activation at the right time.
Note 2: The Sky Dragon of Osiris's effect which inflicts 2000 damage points to Judai's monsters doesn't activate now. This effect only works at the moment Judai summons a monster while The Sky Dragon of Osiris is on the field. Judai's monsters on the field are E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman, E-Hero Neos, and N-Spacian Flare Scarab, and they were all summoned before The Sky Dragon of Osiris. Thus, The Sky Dragon of Osiris' effect to inflict 2000 points of damage to Judai's monsters doesn't work.
"Judai-kun", Yami Yugi says, "You are a great duelist, and you deserve to have God as your opponent". Judai smiles, looking very happy. "Yugi-san", he thinks, "I'll never forget it...the best and most precious moment you've given me!". Clenching his fist, he exclaims that dueling a great opponent like this is making him very excited. If that's what he desires, Yami Yugi says, then the true decisive game starts right here, and Judai agrees with him.
Judai stands with Winged Kuriboh and Yubel appearing at his side, while Yami Yugi stands with Kuriboh and Yugi appearing at his side. "Thanks to you", he thinks, "I've gotten it back...that thing I've lost all this time and that I haven't been aware of. It's something that, when I become an adult, I can't forget". He then bravely declares E-Hero Neos's attack, as Neos flies towards The Sky Dragon of Osiris.
Yami Yugi and Yugi stand side-by-side in awe of the attack, as Judai thinks, "No matter what happens, I won't forget it...I'll always have it...the feeling of joy in a duel", Judai thinks, looking at the last moment of the fight between his hero and God, as it all fades to white.
Note 1: This was all still in Judai's turn, so it's him who can declare an attack. He already had Shining Flare Wingman attack Black Magician Girl, who disappeared due to the effect of Dark Renewal. Without an attack target, Shining Flare Wingman couldn't continue its attack, and Judai can't have it attack again in this Battle Phase. His two remaining monsters are E-Hero Neos and N-Spacian Flare Scarab, who were defused from Magma Neos with Contact Out's effect. Neos has the highest ATK, so Judai has it attack Sky Dragon of Osiris. He knows what the outcome of the duel will be, even though the anime doesn't show it. Judai only has Winged Kuriboh left in his hand, and Hero's Guild and Neo Space on the field, meaning he has nothing left to turn the duel around. And so, he chooses to end the duel by bravely having Neos attack, making for a great last move. Regardless, the duel should technically end with Yugi's victory. Osiris had 5000 ATK while E-Hero Neos had 3000 ATK (2500+500: a bonus from the effect of Neo Space). The battle between God and his hero would result in the defeat of his hero. As a result, Judai's LP would decrease to 0 (1600+3000-5000), and thus would be defeated.
Note 2: In conclusion, something Judai has lost is his exciting moment and fun in a duel. He has lost this feeling in order to become a grown and reliable adult. Dueling with a strong duelist like Yugi helps him get back this feeling.
When the scene fades in, we see a desert, one in which it seems Judai started his journey after leaving Duel Academia. "Yugi-san", he says, "I will be stronger. And when that time comes...Thank you, Yugi-san! Gotcha! That was a really nice duel!", Judai says, thanking Yugi for the great time, and showing his sign of victory to the sky.
He picks up his bag, when something begins to move inside the bag, letting out a weird sound. Judai wonders what it is, opening his bag to look, and finds Pharaoh inside. As if that wasn't enough to surprise Judai, the soul of Teacher Daitokuji then leaves Pharaoh's mouth. Teacher Daitokuji appears in spirit form, looking around and realizing that Judai has come far.
Judai stands and asks him why he's here, to which Teacher Daitokuji replies, "Now that you mention it, it's that compared to my stay at Duel Academia, it'd be more fun to follow you".
Pharaoh then meows, giving Judai an attached secret letter. Judai looks at the letter, and it appears to contain messages from all of his friends. Teacher Daitokuji tells him that his friends should be able to read his act, so they left this letter for him. He also tells him that his friends must love him very much, and Judai says that he also loves his friends very much. Daitokuji then reverts back to his ball form, telling Judai that they should move on. Judai grabs his things, and then puts his finger in his mouth as a way to tell the direction of the winds, and settles on a direction in which to run.
Messages from friends to Judai:
Asuka: Let's meet again somewhere ne~
Manjoume: Come whenever you want and let's duel!
Fubuki: I will leave Asuka on you, 10 JOIN!
Rei: Rei da...
Kenzan: Don't forget me ~ Don!
Sho: Stupid Big Brother! Take care yourself ne~
Principal Samejima: Move forward! (Zenshin Arunomi)
Professor Chronos: No..Ne~ (Kiss Mark)
"I'm going to just keep running!" Judai says, as Daitokuji tells him to wait for him, trying to catch up. "Straight ahead...Straight ahead! I gotta keep looking straight ahead! Gotcha!", Judai thinks, heading towards his unknown future, and a new journey that's waiting just ahead for him.
Yu Gi Oh Generation Next - The End
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