Yuya Sakaki and his friend, Gong Strong, are having a Duel with each other. Gong controls "Superheavy Samurai Blue Brawler" and "Superheavy Samurai Swordsman" and has 2600 LP remaining. On the fourth turn of the Duel, Gong Tributes his two monsters to Tribute Summon "Superheavy Samurai Big Benkei". Gong yells at Yuya to Duel him with a one-on-one match. Behind a nearby pagoda, Yuya exclaims, "Ladies and gentlemen!" (In the English version, "It's showtime! Ladies, gentlemen...and Gong") and leaps up while riding on "Performapal Hip Hippo". He activates the Quick-Play Spell Card, "Hippo Carnival". Gong is stunned as the "Hippo Tokens" are Special Summoned and start dancing. Elsewhere, Zuzu Boyle is watching the Duel from a computer screen, and yells at Yuya to play seriously. In her anger, Zuzu accidentally pounds the keyboard, causing it to malfunction. She panics and the machine starts to explode. Zuzu's father, Skip, rushes into the room and asks what's happening. Zuzu apologizes and Skip exclaims that if the machine breaks, the Solid Vision would malfunction (In the English version, Skip scolds Zuzu for not taking good care of the Solid Vision machine because it needs extra care to function).
As the machine explodes, Yuya dances and says that Entertainment Dueling is the specialty of You Show Duel School. Suddenly, the Solid Vision disappears and he falls to the ground. The blue-haired boy watching the Duel is concerned, but fortunately, Yuya manages to make a quick recovery and pull off a funny face (in the dub, Zuzu also demands Yuya for what he has to say about himself; upon seeing him making the face, she disdainfully mutters, "Figures...").
The origins of Action Duels are explained. It was born when the generation of matter was integrated into Solid Vision. Duelists, their monsters and the field would become one, causing the crowd to go wild (all of this is cut in the English version, as it is part of the original Japanese opening).
Back at school, Skip is upset and exclaims that if his hot-blooded coaching and the Solid Vision are ruined, students will leave. He panics further and adds that the school will be over (In the English version, Skip wishes there were times like this he was a principal at a cooking school instead of a Dueling one). Yuya, placing his goggles over his eyes, is frustrated because he wanted to make the audience laugh even more, but he didn't get the chance because Zuzu broke the machine. Zuzu retorts that this was because Yuya was goofing off (In the English version, Zuzu also complains that Yuya's Dueling distracted her). She swats at him, but Yuya dodges and bumps into Gong. An unamused Gong says "this boy" was not laughing (in the dub, Gong asks Yuya why he has to turn everything into a joke). Yuya removes his goggles and lightheartedly says that he was cracking up (In the English version, Yuya replies that there's nothing wrong with his Dueling style, as long as the audience is laughing). Still angered, Gong tells Yuya that there is a difference between someone laughing at you and someone laughing with you. He reminds Yuya that his father, Yusho Sakaki, always made other people smile with his Dueling. Gong also asks Yuya if he had forgotten the smiles that stirred within the hearts of Yusho's audience (in the dub, Gong chides Yuya for making his Duels embarrassing). Yuya replies that the audience laughed at his father in the end. Zuzu and Gong yell at Yuya, still angry at him.
The door opens and a man wearing a suit and shades comes in. He says there is something amiss in here (In the English version, he apologizes for intruding). Skip asks who the man is. The man introduces himself as Nico Smiley, the manager and promoter of the current Action Dueling Champion, the Sledgehammer. Yuya reacts to the name in shock. He recalls an advertisement of the Sledgehammer urging others to brush up their skills at the Leo Institute of Dueling as several cards surround him (all of the cards shown in the advertisement are digitally removed in the English version). If one wanted to go pro, the Sledgehammer would be waiting for them at LID, managed by the Leo Corporation. Nico explains that the Sledgehammer is the poster Duelist at LID and that he would like to invite Yuya to join him on Fan Appreciation Day. Stunned, Yuya asks if Nico wanted him to join the Sledgehammer. Nico confirms it, adding that Yuya can fulfill his dream from three years ago.
Yuya begins to hesitate as he recalls a memory of the final Duel between his father and the Sledgehammer. The announcer asks what is going on and where the current champion, Yusho, is. The Sledgehammer questions if Yusho got cold feet. The crowd is angry, thinking that Yusho ran away because he was afraid to lose. They continue their jeers, calling Yusho a coward and a weakling (In the English version, the Sledgehammer outright says that Yusho chickened out, and the crowd took his word for it and booed). A young Yuya runs to the bottom of the stands and yells that his father will show up. Until then, Yuya will Duel in his father's place. His mother, Yoko Sakaki, pulls Yuya from the stands as he continues to protest. Back in the present, Nico says the preparations are complete as he shows the group a poster of The Sledgehammer (In the English version, Nico says Yuya is old enough to fulfill his dream and decides to promote Yuya's Duel against the Sledgehammer as "the Duel of the Decade"). Yuya gulps in nervousness and Skip says he won't let Yuya compete. Frantic, Nico asks why, because Yusho's fans would love it if his son showed up (In the English version, Nico adds that You Show will also get free publicity).
Skip yells that he will not let Nico use Yuya as their show pony (In the English version, Skip refuses to let Yuya to be humiliated). Yuya is still upset and Skip asks Nico about how Yuya felt for all these years. He orders Nico to leave. Nico calls this unfortunate and says that as a thank you for their cooperation, Leo Corporation would give You Show Duel School the newest Solid Vision technology for free. Skip is excited at the offer, but Zuzu smacks him on the head with a paper fan. She chides her father for going against his word of not letting Yuya be a show pony. Skip begins to protest, but Zuzu says that the school is important (In the English version, Skip argues he accepted the deal for the sake of You Show, but Zuzu reminds him about Yuya's sake); Gong continues that what is important is how Yuya feels. After he finishes the statement, Gong discovers that Yuya disappeared. Zuzu wonders where he went off to (In the English version, Zuzu says that Yuya ran off and Nico says "Just like his old man").
Elsewhere in Paradise City, Yuya sits on a bridge railing. He gazes into his pendant while wearing his goggles. He recalls another memory of his childhood, when he was sitting by himself, sobbing. A hand removes Yuya's goggles, causing his tears to flow out. Yuya rubs his eyes and his father, Yusho sits next to him. Yusho encourages his son to laugh the biggest laugh he can muster whenever he felt like crying. Yuya will start to have fun once he starts laughing, and that it will become the energy he will use to keep going. Yusho removes the pendant Yuya is wearing and compares the advice to a pendulum: The more you push, the more it comes back. The same principle can be applied to Dueling. Yuya repeats, "Dueling" and Yusho continues that Yuya can't do anything while he's frozen in fear.
He adds that Yuya must step forward and have courage if he wanted to win and to push forward with courage, causing happiness to swing back at him (In the English version, Yusho also encourages Yuya to believe in his Deck and in himself; if Yuya is falling behind, he can find a way to get back ahead again). Yusho says the pendulum can be used for discovery as well. When Yuya is lost, the pendulum can show him where he can go. In the present, Yuya thinks, "swing, pendulum, more and more", as the pendant continues swinging back and forth (In the English version, Yuya mentally admits his father was right; he can keep going if he believes in himself). Zuzu, Gong and Skip arrive at the Dueling arena. Nico announces the main event: The Sledgehammer, the Action Duel Champion, will Duel against the only son of Yusho Sakaki, the Star Champion, Yuya Sakaki. Zuzu mutters Yuya's name. Gong asks if Yuya will really go against the Sledgehammer (In the English version, Zuzu asks if Yuya will show up, while Gong knows that Yuya will). An excited Skip exclaims that he can smell the brand-new Solid Vision technology, only for his daughter to smack him on the head with her paper fan again.
Nico continues that the Duel will be conducted using the Action Duel rules. A card appears in his hand and he throws it into the sky, activating the Field Spell Card, "Castle of Chaos". Underground, the Solid Vision machine releases several light beams, causing a castle to appear above ground. Nico marvels at the sight, noting that the Solid Vision castle can be easily mistaken for the real thing. He introduces the Sledgehammer, who is on top of the castle, as the Ultimate King of Action Dueling for three years. The Sledgehammer yells out a battle cry as the crowd cheers. Nico introduces the "young challenger to the Ultimate King", Yuya Sakaki. Skip cheers, but stops short when he realizes that Yuya is not showing up. Nico himself is stunned as well. A man in the audience asks if Yuya ran away, while another says he did it just like his father three years ago. A third man notes that Yuya is a coward, "like father, like son". Zuzu tells them to hold on a minute (In the English version, Zuzu is offended by what was said about Yuya), but Gong and Skip stop her.
The Sledgehammer is disappointed because he thought that Yusho would show up if he dragged his son out here. He can't be the true Ultimate King unless he defeated Yusho as a result. Yuya, dressed in a clown outfit, sneaks up behind him. A woman asks who that is, while another woman says he must be a clown (In the English version, the second woman responds with, "Beats me".). The same boy from Yuya's previous Duel is also watching the spectacle. Behind the Sledgehammer, Yuya continues to dance and make funny faces. Zuzu recognizes the clown as Yuya. The crowd yells at the Sledgehammer to look behind him. The Sledgehammer turns, to find Yuya behind him. He asks if he is that "brat" of Yusho's (In the English version, the Sledgehammer wonders if the circus came to town). Yuya bows to the Sledgehammer mockingly. This enrages him, causing him to ask if that is how Yuya respects the Champion (In the English version, the Sledgehammer recognizes the clown as Yuya at this point). Yuya removes his clown mask and apologizes for his rudeness, and to make up for it, he requests to the Sledgehammer to allow him the honor of Dueling him. Yuya activates his Duel Disk, ready to Duel.
He wonders how great the Sledgehammer is (In the English version, he trash talks him by saying "Let's see if you're as nasty as you smell"). The Sledgehammer tells Yuya to know his place as he activates his own Duel Disk and adds that he will show Yuya the skills of a pro and give him some discipline. Yuya smiles at the statement. Nico exclaims that this was an unexpected turn of events, but both players are ready. He tells both players to draw five cards to start the Duel. Nico announces that the Duelists will kick across the earth and fly across the air with their monsters, while encouraging the audience to fix their eyes on the "ultimate evolution of Dueling," the Action... "DUEL!" Yuya and the Sledgehammer yell. Nico snaps his fingers and Action Cards are scattered throughout the battlefield.
The Sledgehammer lets Yuya go first, but reminds him that he cannot draw on the first turn (in the dub, the Sledgehammer trash talks to Yuya, saying that he can't wait to pummel him in his pantaloons). Yuya yells that he will show the audience what a classic Action Duel looks like, as he waltzes up to a zip line and glides down on it, much to the Sledgehammer's surprise. For his first performance, Yuya Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo". Yuya jumps off the zip line and lands on his monster's back. He tells the Sledgehammer to catch him if he can as "Hip Hippo" runs off. The same male audience member from before asks if Yuya is running away already. His companion says that Yusho's son being quick at running is no surprise (In the English version, the latter jokes that he needs wings to fly like a chicken).
The blue-haired boy watches in awe. Zuzu asks what Yuya is doing (in the dub, Zuzu says she knew that letting Yuya Duel was a mistake). Gong is upset as well and says Yuya should face the Sledgehammer proudly. From the castle, the Sledgehammer watches as Yuya and "Hip Hippo" escape into the forest. He mutters that it won't be long until he catches him. He draws "Battleguard King". The Sledgehammer activates "Feast of the Wild LV5", allowing him to Special Summon two Level 5 Warrior-Type monsters from his hand with their effects negated. He Summons "Lava Battleguard" and "Swamp Battleguard". As the "Battleguards" jump to the ground, the Sledgehammer Tributes them to Tribute Summon "Battleguard King", which pushes several trees out of the way and roars. Nico exclaims that the Sledgehammer Summoned his ace monster as the audience cheers. Yuya stops short upon seeing the Sledgehammer's monster blocking his path.
The Sledgehammer says that while Yusho got away from him, there's no escape for Yuya. He declares an attack on "Hip Hippo" with "Battleguard King", as the monster swings its club. Yuya manages to find an Action Card, "Evasion", and subsequently activates it. This negates the attack. Yuya declares "Rolling Hippo" as "Hip Hippo" does a somersault, allowing it and Yuya to avoid the attack. Gong exclaims that Yuya can't just win by evading and that he needs to fight. A voice behind him says that Yuya is indeed fighting. He turns around to find Yoko Sakaki behind him, much to Skip's surprise. Yoko says that Yuya is reinventing himself while fighting (in the dub, Yoko tells Gong that Yuya's running is rather common). Back at the Duel, Yuya and "Hip Hippo" are running away from "Battleguard King". The Sledgehammer notes that Yuya can use Action Cards effectively, just as expected. Professionals, however, can go beyond that (In the English version, the Sledgehammer notes that Yuya uses Action Cards effectively so he can escape from the action).
He reveals the effect of "Battleguard King": when it is Tribute Summoned by Tributing a "Battleguard" monster, it can attack twice during the same Battle Phase. Yuya is surprised at this. "Battleguard King" brings down its club, seemingly destroying Yuya's monster. Nico exclaims that "Battleguard King" did it, but is surprised to find Yuya and "Hip Hippo" escaping from the destruction unscathed. The Sledgehammer is surprised as well, and Yuya says he managed to escape just in time. He reveals that he activated the Action Card, "Miracle", preventing the destruction of his monster by battle and halving the battle damage. This reduces his LP to 2900. The two male audience members are amazed and one of them says that Yuya is going toe-to-toe against the Champion (in the dub, one of the male audience members comments he should get himself a hippo). The Sledgehammer Sets a card and ends his turn.
Zuzu asks Yoko on what she means about Yuya reinventing himself. Yoko replies that Yuya spent the last three years behind the mask of a clown. He made fun of himself before letting others make fun of him for his father running away. She continues that Yuya wants to be like his father, the legendary Duelist he admired since he was a boy. Yuya begins his turn and draws "Odd-Eyes Dragon". Yuya is satisfied that he got the card. "Hip Hippo" jumps up several pillars and Yuya announces the climax of his show. He explains that "Hip Hippo" can be treated as two Tributes for a Tribute Summon. "Hip Hippo" runs to the edge of the platform, jumps off and disappears. This leaves Yuya in a free-fall as he removes his clown outfit and Tributes "Hip Hippo" to Tribute Summon "Odd-Eyes Dragon".
Yuya lands on the back of "Odd-Eyes" and says the fun is just beginning. From the stands, Skip exclaims that this is Yusho's catchphrase, causing his blood to burn with excitement, while Yoko watches Yuya proudly. She thinks that Yuya was waiting for this moment. The Sledgehammer chides Yuya for using his father's catchphrase, as a coward would (In the English version, the Sledgehammer swears to make Yuya fear him, just like his father did). Yuya contacts the Sledgehammer and affirms that his father is not a coward. He will win the Duel using the skills Yusho taught him to prove that he is stronger than anyone else. The Sledgehammer says that "Odd-Eyes" only has 2500 ATK, which is lower than that of "Battleguard King". Yuya says, "we'll see about that", and activates the Continuous Spell Card, "Wonder Balloons". A multicolored box appears in front of Yuya. Yuya dashes into the forest, finding three Action Cards. He sends them to the Graveyard as Nico commentates on the spectacle.
After doing this, Yuya yells that he will send "Wonder Balloons" flying off and explains that for each card he sent from his hand to the Graveyard, a balloon will appear. He can then send "Wonder Balloon" to the Graveyard to reduce an opponent's monster's ATK by 1000 for each balloon that was sent out until the End Phase. The balloons surrounding "Battleguard King" pop and trap it in even more balloons. Yuya says that it lost 3000 ATK, making its ATK 0. Nico exclaims that Yuya managed to turn the Duel around with the clever use of Action Cards. The Sledgehammer says that a player cannot hold more than one Action Card at a time (In the English version, the Sledgehammer realizes that Yuya was simply pretending to run away). He notes that Yuya wasn't just running around - he was finding out the locations of the Action Cards.
Yuya holds up his pendant and replies that he has a knack for finding things. The two male audience members are stunned and say that Yuya has the Champion on the ropes. As the crowd cheers, Yuya thinks this is the acclaim that his father felt at the stadium. He urges "Odd-Eyes" to get the crowd going even more. "Odd-Eyes" prepares an attack on "Battleguard King" as the blue orb on its chest gleams. Yuya explains the effect of "Odd-Eyes": when it destroys a monster by battle, it inflicts damage to the opponent equal to half the ATK of the destroyed monster. Since "Battleguard King" has 3000 ATK, the Sledgehammer will take 1500 damage from its effect. The Sledgehammer then realizes that with the 2500 ATK from "Odd-Eyes", this will total 4000 damage and he will lose. Yuya says he will win in one turn and declares an attack with "Odd-Eyes". He declares "Spiral Flame" as "Odd-Eyes" releases a crimson stream of fire from its mouth at the Sledgehammer's monster, causing a huge explosion in the arena. Skip exclaims that Yuya won, while Gong and Zuzu yell Yuya's name. The crowd cheers at the victory.
When the smoke clears, "Battleguard King" is still on the field, trapped in the balloons. It lets out a loud roar. Zuzu asks why this happened. The Sledgehammer reveals that he activated his own Action Card, "Miracle", which was the same card Yuya used earlier. Nico exclaims that the Champion did not let them down as always. The Sledgehammer says this is all there is to Yusho's Dueling as he leaps from the castle tower and activates the Continuous Trap Card, "Battleguard Rage". When he takes damage, he can have a "Battleguard" monster he controls gain 2000 ATK. Frustrated that he missed the win, Yuya ends his turn. The Sledgehammer continues that "Wonder Balloons" wears off, allowing "Battleguard King" to regain its original ATK. "Battleguard King" destroys the balloons surrounding it, increasing its ATK to 5000. Zuzu exclaims that not only did "Battleguard King" return to normal, it got stronger than before (In the English version, Zuzu realizes that Yuya has to do something, or else he would be the "odd man out").
The Sledgehammer says this is the beginning of Yuya's requiem and starts his turn. Yuya turns around and starts to run away. The Sledgehammer says Yuya won't get away and orders "Battleguard King" to attack "Odd-Eyes". As he tries to escape, Yuya sees an Action Card on a tree, but before he can reach it, "Battleguard King" brings its club down on "Odd-Eyes", destroying it and sending Yuya flying. Yuya is pitched to the ground as his Life Points fall to 400. The Sledgehammer, standing on the hand of "Battleguard King", tells Yuya that "Battleguard Rage" returns a monster destroyed by battle with "Battleguard King" to its owner's hand instead of sending it to the Graveyard. He then activates "Battleguard Magic", allowing him to gain Life Points equal to half the ATK of "Odd-Eyes". This restores him to 4000 Life Points, much to Zuzu's surprise. The Sledgehammer continues that "Battleguard King" can only attack monsters twice, allowing Yuya to survive for another turn. He Sets a card and ends his turn.
The Sledgehammer urges Yuya to start his turn and draw a card. He also offers Yuya a chance to surrender, turning tail and running away just like his father. Yuya yells that he will never run, but stops and realizes he has all monsters in his hand - "Stargazer Magician", "Performapal Whip Snake", "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Odd-Eyes Dragon". He is unsure on what to do. Back at the stands, Zuzu mutters Yuya's name as Gong, Yoko and Skip watch. Yuya starts to doubt himself - he calls the situation hopeless and wonders if he has what it takes to take his father's place.
He recalls the words Yusho said to him during his childhood (In the English version, Yuya's and Yusho's voices alternate as they recite their life lessons). Rejuvenated, Yuya begins his turn and declares, "Swing pendulum! More and more!" as he draws "Timegazer Magician" (In the English version, "Okay, pendulum, you've swung his way! Now it's time to swing my way!"). Yuya's pendant starts to glow with a blue light. Yuya's cards, "Timegazer Magician", "Stargazer Magician" and "Odd-Eyes Dragon", are also surrounded by the same light. Surprised, Yuya watches the Monster Cards transform into half-orange, half-green cards with twin effect boxes and widened art frames - Pendulum Monsters, while "Odd-Eyes Dragon" transforms into "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Yuya continues his turn, placing "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right Pendulum Zone. As he does so, the word "Pendulum" appears on his Duel Disk.
Both of Yuya's Pendulum Monsters are surrounded in pillars of light as they rise up and an an enlarged version of Yuya's pendant appears between them. Yuya explains that he can Pendulum Summon monsters between Levels 2 and 7, as the Pendulum Scales of "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician" are 1 and 8, respectively. The Sledgehammer asks what's going on. Yuya chants, "Swing, pendulum of souls! Draw an arc of light across the ether!" as a portal appears overhead and three rays of light burst through. He Pendulum Summons "Performapal Whip Snake", "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Zuzu, Skip, Gong and Yoko are stunned by the turn of events as Yuya stands before the Sledgehammer, determined to defeat him.
Using the effects of both his newly summoned monsters and the Pendulum Monsters he used to summon them, Yuya manages to defeat The Sledgehammer with his Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and win the duel. Yuya's victory brings many potential new students to the You Show Duel School who wants to see the Pendulum Summon in action. Yuya participates in an exhibition Action Duel with his friend Zuzu Boyle. When Yuya attempts to perform a Pendulum Summon, he finds himself unable to summon the monsters he could before. Believing he needs to be in some kind of crisis, Yuya encourages Zuzu to attack him. Yuya once again fails to perform a Pendulum Summon and loses the duel. This leaves the spectators disappointed. After the duel, the spectators learn that Pendulum Summoning requires "Pendulum Cards" that only Yuya has and accuse him of cheating in his match against The Sledgehammer. All of them leave except for one young boy named Tate who stands by to show his support for Yuya and decides to join the school. This encourages Yuya to try to master the Pendulum Summon so he can once again receive the applause from before. Meanwhile, someone at Leo Corporation prepares to make a move on Yuya and his Pendulum Cards.
One night in You Show Duel School, Yuya is in the middle of a Duel. He activates "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician" in his Pendulum Zones as his opponent, Gong watches. Yuya declares, "Pendulum Summon!" ("Swing into action!" in the dub) as he Summons "Performapal Whip Snake", "Performapal Sword Fish", and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Gong is moved to tears because Yuya managed to figure out Pendulum Summoning after 291 tries (247 in the dub). He blames himself for Yuya taking too long, even if he was only Yuya's training partner. As Gong embraces Yuya, Yuya congratulates himself and drifts off to sleep.
The next day, at Paradise Prep School, Yuya has fallen asleep in the middle of class, muttering "Pendulum" between snores (in the English version, Yuya talks in his sleep, dreaming as if he was in a Duel). A concerned Zuzu looks frantically between the sleeping Yuya and the teacher, who writes a math problem on the blackboard. He calls on Yuya to answer the problem. To Zuzu's surprise, Yuya is still asleep.
The teacher yells Yuya's name again and he promptly wakes up. Yuya jumps from his seat and "activates" "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician" in his Pendulum Zones, before realizing he isn't at You Show right now. Unsatisfied, the teacher gets right up into Yuya's face and asks Yuya for an excuse. Yuya replies that the answer is "the right one", earning him a smack from Zuzu's fan (in the dub, various students call Yuya out on falling asleep during class, with one even saying he should be sent to detention; the teacher asks Yuya if his math lessons put him to sleep, and Yuya admits that they don't add up to a fun time for him). She says the answer was "never right" and calls him stupid (in the English version, Zuzu yells at Yuya to go back to sleep).
After school, Zuzu admits that she knows that Yuya was trying to master Pendulum Summoning, but reminds him not to go daydreaming in class. Yuya addresses Zuzu's concern with the notion that she got off a funny punchline because of it. Zuzu tries to tell Yuya that this isn't the problem (in the dub, Zuzu scolds Yuya because his attempt at Pendulum Summoning caused him to be the laughingstock in class; he has to show up next class with a paper bag over his head. Yuya says the paper bag isn't a bad idea for getting huge laughs, but Zuzu says she has had enough laughs for a day), but they find Frederick, Ally, and Tate waiting for them in front of the school gate. Yuya greets them and Frederick says he heard that Yuya perfected Pendulum Summoning. Tate asks Yuya to show them, and Yuya decides to head to You Show to do just that. After a few steps, three sucker-tipped darts hit Yuya on the face.
Zuzu asks what's going on as a boy in front of them yells that he scored 150 points (in the English version, Zuzu is surprised that whoever threw the darts scored a triple bull's-eye, while the boy says this was mere child's play and he could do it blindfolded). Yuya calls the boy's shots a bull's-eye (in the English version, Yuya asks who the boy is) and the boy shakes Yuya's hand. He introduces himself as Sylvio from Class 1 and says it's nice to meet him. Sylvio adds that he watched Yuya's Duel against the Sledgehammer on TV and was amazed at the Pendulum Summon. He also pulls the darts off of Yuya's face. Sylvio asks Yuya about the cards he used for the Summon. Yuya replies, "Pendulum cards" and Sylvio says rare cards like those can only be used by the chosen (in the dub, Sylvio also expresses interest in learning how to Pendulum Summon). Zuzu tells Sylvio that he didn't need to flatter Yuya this much (in the English version, Zuzu tells Sylvio not to inflate Yuya's ego even further; it could burst).
As Yuya is flustered by Sylvio's behavior, Sylvio replies that what he said was true. Zuzu whispers to Yuya that he should show the children the Pendulum Summon at You Show. Sylvio offers them a better place to show the Summon, at LID's Center Court. Yuya and Zuzu are surprised that Sylvio made a reservation there (in the English version, Yuya and Zuzu think that the Center Court is for LID students only), and he tells them he is a top student at LID. He also adds that his father will be Paradise City's next mayor. Sylvio elaborates that he asked his father for the reservation. The children are excited to see the Pendulum Summon at LID, one of the top Dueling schools. Zuzu is unimpressed and mutters they could have done it at You Show instead.
Frederick tries to convince her that this is LID's Center Court they're talking about here (in the English version, Frederick says he heard that LID has a snack bar). Tate and Ally nod, and Zuzu reluctantly agrees to come along too, but only as a member of a rival school to check the competition. The children cheer as Sylvio responds he thought Zuzu would say that and decides to bring all five of them to LID (in the dub, Sylvio says the You Show students can come with him if they'd like and bids them au revoir). The five You show students make their way to the prestigious Duel school, with Zuzu yelling at the children to slow down (in the English version, Zuzu tells the children to calm down; it's not like they're going to a toy store). Sylvio lets them go ahead and stops. He makes a motion with his hand as if he is about to throw a dart and mutters that everything is going according to plan.
The group makes it to LID (the first part of a pan of Paradise City is cut from the English version), with Sylvio welcoming his companions. The children are impressed at the school's interior. On a screen, "Heroic Champion - Excalibur" dodges beam attacks from "Cyber Dragon Nova". In the school itself, students are Dueling, discussing various card tactics, and even training themselves physically to draw cards. Sylvio explains that the Leo Institute of Dueling (LID for short) is run by the Leo Corporation; however, attending the school itself is invitation-only. Tate adds that LID is the top Dueling institution (in the dub, Sylvio is the one who says that LID is the top Dueling institution, with the best students, while Tate explains that LID produces many champions) and Frederick is impressed by his knowledge. Tate reveals that his mother thought LID would be the better school for him (in the English version, Tate says LID also has the best Dueling equipment). Sylvio tells the group that the best facilities, lectures, and curriculum is LID's motto. Ally says LID basically has everything that You Show doesn't (in the English version, Ally comments that You Show and LID are alike, only that You Show is surrounded by mediocrity). Sylvio commends her for her prior knowledge.
An unimpressed Zuzu sarcastically apologizes to Sylvio for their school being run-down (in the English version, Sylvio says he heard that You Show is in low taste; Zuzu is offended at this remark because she realizes that LID was better at everything). Frederick tries to calm her down; even cheap places have their strong points. Yuya admits that it's true that LID has things that You Show doesn't; they even cover the basics on Xyz, Synchro, and Fusion Summoning as he looks at a poster on LID's curriculum (a shot of the full poster is cut from the English version). As he does so, a young boy with blue hair tied into a ponytail passes him by, licking a lollipop. The boy looks at Yuya for a brief moment before continuing his way. Yuya watches him until Zuzu snaps him out of his thoughts. Sylvio points out that the Center Court is to his right.
When they arrive, the children marvel at the court's massive size. Frederick comments that he always wanted to be here. Shortly after this, three more boys approach the group. The boy with brown hair greets the group and Sylvio clarifies that the three boys are Yuya's fans as well. He asks Yuya to show them the Pendulum cards. Yuya is uncertain, and Sylvio says it will be only for a short while (in the English version, Sylvio calls the cards his best buds already). He reluctantly agrees, digs into his pocket, and pulls out his "Magician" cards. Sylvio snatches them from Yuya's hand and promptly shows them off to the trio who came after them. The brown-haired boy asks if they really are Pendulum cards, while the green-haired boy exclaims he must have them. Sylvio takes the cards back and says these cards aren't theirs to begin with.
He glances at Yuya and adds that he will put them in his collection. Zuzu asks what Sylvio means (in the English version, Zuzu tells Sylvio this isn't amusing). Sylvio explains that he likes rare and powerful cards, and hates putting weak ones in his Deck. He says he will be taking the Pendulum cards off of Yuya's hands now (in the English version, Sylvio admits that the cards were so strong he couldn't resist taking them), with the maroon-haired boy laughing in agreement. Zuzu realizes that this is why Sylvio brought them here. Sylvio says now that he has the cards, he can't wait to try them out. He asks his cohorts if they would like to see a Pendulum Summon. The maroon- and brown-haired boys agree. Sylvio reveals that his plan was also why he made a reservation at Center Court. Yuya is confused (in the dub, Yuya tells Sylvio to cancel the reservation), but Sylvio insists it's fine because everyone came all this way to see the Pendulum Summon.
As he finishes his sentence, he approaches Yuya, pulls his goggles, and snaps them back on his face, causing him to fall back. Tate yells Yuya's name, but Sylvio goads Yuya into Dueling him. His D-Pad rings and a voice tells Silvio that's enough; his only job was to get the Pendulum cards. Sylvio tells Claude that this isn't his only goal; he wanted Yuya's cards right from the start. Claude is furious at Sylvio's change of plan; he yells at him not to do any unnecessary risks (in the English version, Claude specifically orders Sylvio to return with the cards), but he gets cut off by the President, who convinces him to let Sylvio proceed and use the cards.
Back at Center Court, Sylvio says this is the deal, then. He snaps his fingers and two of his lackeys grab Zuzu, while the third grabs the children. Yuya yells at Sylvio to let them go. Sylvio tells him not to worry; they'll be here to help with the Duel (in the English version, Sylvio assures Yuya that his friends are safe, not until the Duel starts). He adds that he felt bad for taking Yuya's cards, as he takes another set of cards from his coat and throws them toward Yuya. Sylvio calls them "trash cards", cards that fit Yuya perfectly. Yuya is caught in a state of panic, as he looks at the stack. Among them are "Block Spider", "The Six Samurai - Yariza" (replaced by another copy of "Block Spider" in the dub's second shot of the stack), "Morinphen", "Hungry Burger", "Localized Tornado", and "The Humble Sentry". Yuya repeats, "trash?" (in the English version, Yuya mutters that no card is worthless), kneels down, and gathers the cards he received. He wonders why Sylvio treated the cards this way (in the English version, Yuya says this isn't a fair trade).
From a screen, Claude asks the President if this is a good idea. The President answers that he should let the Duel play out. Before the Duel, Sylvio decides on the Action Field Spell Card, the setting that "imprisons feeble princesses" (in the dub, Sylvio hopes Yuya's friends aren't scared of heights, as he'll take them sky-high), "Prison Tower of Darkville". The Solid Vision machine conjures up chains that surround Zuzu and the children. Yuya yells at them to hang on, and the five hostages are confined to a tower surrounded by chains.
As the dark city continues to manifest, Sylvio asks Yuya if the princess should be imprisoned in the tower (in the English version, Sylvio says it'd be a waste to have a prison tower without any prisoners). Yuya runs away from Sylvio, jumping from building to building as he tries to make his way to his friends. Before he can get to them, a water canal and the tower's great height separates the two parties. As the tower continues to rise, Frederick asks what's going on. Tate explains that the still-materializing Solid Vision field is affecting them as well. Frederick yells this is too real until the tower reaches its highest point, as part of a bridge. Yuya runs to them, but Sylvio catches him. He tells them that if he wants his friends back, they will Duel. Yuya accepts and activates his D-Pad. He adds "Block Spider" to his Deck and shuffles it.
Sylvio is satisfied that Yuya accepted the Duel (in the dub, Sylvio says they will Duel until he learns what he needs to, then crush Yuya). He and his lackeys recite the Action Dueling chant (in the English version, the lackeys gloat that Sylvio will show the Pendulum Summon after taking the Pendulum cards from Yuya, while Sylvio expresses his desire for Yuya to teach him about Pendulum Summoning), and the two Duelists yell, "Duel!" Yuya decides to go first and runs past Sylvio. He enters a building, runs upstairs, and Normal Summons "Performapal Whip Snake", which coils itself around Yuya's wrist. Yuya approaches an open window and uses "Whip Snake" to anchor to another building and swing from it.
After he lands on another rooftop, he ends his turn. Sylvio starts his turn and draws "Lightning Hoverboard". "Timegazer Magician" is in his opening hand as well. He is about to activate it in a Pendulum Zone, but a voice from his D-Pad reminds him not to. Sylvio demands who he is talking to because he felt this was the perfect time to activate the card, and the President repeats his order not to use the card yet. Sylvio wonders why the President is being worked up over this (in the dub, Sylvio agrees to follow the order; he will save "Timegazer Magician" for the final blow). Regardless, he heeds the order and Summons "Lightning Hoveroard".
He hops on it and starts chasing after Yuya. As Yuya swings to another building, Sylvio chides him for being desperate, but this is part of his plan, too (in the dub, Sylvio tells Yuya he can't save his friends this way, but he will put them in greater danger instead). "Whip Snake" anchors itself to a bridge rope and Yuya swings from it. Yuya looks around the bridge until he spots an Action Card lying on the floor. When he picks it up, it turns out to be a Trap Card. Sylvio contacts Yuya and confirms the card's name - "Break Shot". The card disappears from Yuya's hand and pool balls roll over Yuya and "Whip Snake". "Whip Snake' ends up being flattened, while Yuya gets caught running on one of the balls. Sylvio explains that "Break Shot" decreases a monster's ATK by 900.
The ATK of "Whip Snake" lowers to 800 before it recovers. Sylvio chides Yuya again for his foolishness; not all Action Cards are meant to be helpful, as Traps are among them. He also warns Yuya that his friends are in even greater danger, too (in the dub, Sylvio says Yuya made a beginner's mistake: Action Cards always come with risks and adds that the ball Yuya is rolling on doesn't have any brakes). Yuya crashes into a tower's wall, causing a tremor that is felt by his friends. Frederick falls and is about to slip off the tower, but Zuzu saves him by catching him by the legs. He panics because he was about to fall into the canal, while Zuzu, Ally, and Tate try to calm him down.
Yuya is disgusted by Sylvio's underhanded tactics. Sylvio declares the start of his Battle Phase. He attacks "Whip Snake" with "Lightning Hoverboard", declaring "Lightning Darts!". "Lightning Hoverboard" shoots bolts of lightning at "Whip Snake" while Yuya runs looking for another Action Card. He manages to find and take another one on the bridge's railing, only to realize it's another Trap. Sylvio calls it too bad, as he reveals the card is "Jump Shot", which decreases a monster's ATK by 400.
A cue ball appears overhead and squishes "Whip Snake", reducing its ATK to 400. The lightning of "Lightning Hoverboard" destroys "Whip Snake" and Yuya is down to 3000 LP. Sylvio advises Yuya that if he's not careful, he'll get hurt. The cue ball is about to drop on Yuya, but he jumps out of the way in time. It bounces back up, then down again, and destroys part of the bridge. Sylvio ends his turn (in the English version, Sylvio considers taking down Yuya's friends, but holds off of it), musing that it won't be long before the tower Yuya's friends are on is destroyed, too.
Yuya climbs back up, to find his friends in greater peril as the tower starts to collapse. Zuzu is still holding on to Frederick, with Tate and Ally holding on to her. Zuzu asks Frederick if he's okay, but he only yells that he doesn't want to fall. Zuzu tells Frederick that boys shouldn't cry, with Ally and Tate agreeing. The latter states that Yuya isn't crying, so he shouldn't cry either (in the dub, Zuzu, Tate, and Ally tell Frederick that Yuya isn't giving up on them, and they shouldn't give up on him). Yuya promises to save everyone, and Sylvio mockingly agrees (in the English version, Sylvio only agrees to have Yuya help his friends only if he learns how to Pendulum Summon), stating that if it ended here, their party would be disappointed. Yuya begins his turn and draws "Performapal Skeeter Skimmer". He realizes that if he can't navigate on land, he'll have to do so by sea. He Normal Summons "Skeeter Skimmer" and boards it to reach his friends. Sylvio mutters that Yuya's LP is only at 3000. He can shoot them down to 0; as he makes that statement, he makes another dart-throwing motion with his hand (in the English version, Sylvio is disappointed that Yuya won't teach him; he'll have to go all-out).
Sylvio's turn comes and he draws "Tribute Trade". The President says Sylvio drew a good card. Sylvio is confused at first, but immediately understands (in the English version, Sylvio mutters it must be his lucky day). He Tributes "Lightning Hoverboard" to activate "Tribute Trade". This lets him add a monster whose Level is 1 higher than the Tributed monster from his Deck to his hand. As "Lightning Hoverboard" is Level 4, Sylvio adds the Level 5 "Stargazer Magician" to his hand. Yuya exclaims the monster's name, and Sylvio confirms it, stating that it's his now (in the dub, Sylvio praises Yuya for finally showing an interest in his own cards; he does know what will come next). He reminds Sylvio that he can't Pendulum Summon with only one Pendulum card. Sylvio only chuckles and tells Yuya that he's a "chosen one". Yuya mutters, "It can't be," but Sylvio corrects him - the reaction should have been "Of course!" (in the English version, Sylvio admits Yuya brought up a good point; he planned ahead), since "Timegazer Magician" was in his hand from the beginning.
He says a "super rare human" like himself is worthy of wielding super-rare cards before breaking out into laughter (in the English version, Sylvio says because Yuya refused to show him how Pendulum Summon, this means if he can do it, so can anyone else). He adds that the cards favor him now. From his control room, the President orders Sylvio to set the Pendulum cards. Sylvio is confused and the President reiterates his command. He starts with, "I, using the Scale 1 Stargazer Magician", while Sylvio repeats his words and motions. Yuya is in disbelief that someone other than him can Pendulum Summon. The President and Sylvio continue with "and the Scale 8 Timegazer Magician", as they activate both "Magicians" in the Pendulum Zones. They declare "Pendulum Summon!" and Sylvio Pendulum Summons "Power Dart Striker", "Rocket Dart Striker", and "Ultimate Dart Striker" from his hand, all in Attack Position. Sylvio is amazed and calls the Pendulum Summon the best (in the dub, Sylvio is happy that he successfully Pendulum Summoned on his first try and proceeds to "thank" Yuya for the cards, as they made him a Pendulum master). Meanwhile, Yuya mutters this can't be happening, as his friends watch his disbelief. Zuzu mutters Yuya's name (in the English version, she is surprised that Sylvio succeeded). The blue-haired boy from earlier is also watching the Duel. The President is satisfied with what Sylvio had done.
Yuya recaps that on the way home from school, he was approached by Sylvio, the son of a high-ranking city official, who acted like he knew him. Sylvio invited Yuya to LID, but it was really a trap. Sylvio stole "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician", and took Zuzu and the others hostage. Yuya fought to get back his friends that were important to him, but then Sylvio successfully Pendulum Summoned.
Yuya gasps that this cannot be happening as Sylvio crows that Pendulum Summoning is the best and that no one can stop him now. He tells Yuya that he's done with him (in the dub, Sylvio gloats that he is the most powerful Duelist in the world; now that he can Pendulum Summon, he will finish Yuya off with his "Dart Striker" monsters) and declares his Battle Phase, attacking "Performapal Skeeter Skimmer" with "Power Dart Striker". Yuya urges his monster to hurry, and it skims away from the darts fired by "Power Dart Striker". Yuya spots an Action Card in the water, but remembers that the last two he picked up were Trap Cards and this might be as well. Sylvio remarks that even Yuya would not fall for it three times, but it's not like Yuya could avoid the attack anyway. Yuya quickly activates the effect of "Skeeter Skimmer", allowing it to change to Defense Position when it becomes the target of an attack and negate the attack. The wings of "Skeeter Skimmer" close and it glows blue, causing the darts to dissolve. Sylvio is incredulous that he missed, but points out that he's still got plenty of Pendulum Summoned monsters left. He attacks with "Rocket Dart Striker" next.
It fires three darts from its launcher, with "Skeeter Skimmer" dodging two of them, then being destroyed the third, throwing Yuya into the water. Sylvio comments in English "Nice darts," finishing with his personal pronoun of "ore" (in the English version, Sylvio says he sunk Yuya's bug-boat, while calling him "twerp"), and then, as Yuya surfaces, he warns him that they're not done yet. Sylvio attacks directly with "Ultimate Dart Striker", declaring Darts Destruction". Yuya is thrown from the water by three rocket darts and slams into a bridge support, reduced to 600 LP. The bridge shakes, and Frederick cries out that it's all over as he dangles in Zuzu's grip. Zuzu tells him that Yuya has not given up and they cannot either. Sylvio ends his turn, commenting that Yuya has some LP left, but does he have any will to fight? (in the English version, Sylvio gives Yuya one more chance to beg for mercy; it's the only way to save himself and his friends)
Yuya breathes heavily, gripping his pendant. He realizes that Pendulum Summoning is not only his power, and asking himself why a horrible guy like Sylvio can use it (in the English version, Yuya thinks he cannot trust Sylvio to save his friends and how he can do so himself if his "Magician" cards are with Sylvio now). He asks his father what he should do. He remembers his father telling him that when he feels like crying, he should laugh. If he wants to win, he has to gather his courage and press forward. Yuya begins to laugh, much to Sylvio's surprise. Knowing that he has to save everyone (in the dub, Yuya promises not to let Sylvio ruin his confidence), Yuya declares his turn and draws, his card shining.
He's drawn the "Block Spider" card that Sylvio allowed him to take before the Duel, and Summons it to the field. Sylvio mocks the Level 1, 0 ATK monster (in the English version, Sylvio also beckons Yuya to attack him with "Block Spider"), and Yuya explains that he got another chance thanks to the card that Sylvio gave him (in the English version, Yuya tells Sylvio he'll regret giving him "Block Spider" in the first place). Sylvio claims not to remember the low Level card. Yuya explains that as long as "Block Spider" is on the field, Sylvio cannot attack any other monsters, and "Block Spider" emits a web. Sylvio wonders what Yuya's trying to do since "Block Spider" is the only monster on his field. Yuya activates the Spell Card, "Mimiclay," allowing him to change "Block Spider" to Defense Position.
He explains that "Mimiclay" is a special clay, created by a magician, that can be molded into anything, freely taking on the appearance and effects of a monster on the field. Sylvio asks if Yuya's going to copy one of his "Dart" monsters, but Yuya instead copies "Block Spider", Special Summoning "Mimiclay" as a monster, with 0 DEF. Sylvio snorts that Yuya just doubled his garbage cards, but then he realizes that when there are two "Block Spiders" on the field, they'll protect one another, and Yuya declares "Block Lock", telling Sylvio that his monsters cannot attack anymore. Sylvio gripes about Yuya doing things that he did not plan for, but Yuya Sets two cards, thinking that all he can do now is bet on these, and ends his turn.
Sylvio draws in frustration, drawing a Spell Card. His Duel Disk beeps, and the voice of the Leo Corporation President sounds over his Disk. He explains that the Pendulum Cards are most likely Spell Cards now. Sylvio is initially confused, but when he looks at his card he laughs, commenting that he really is chosen by the cards. He activates the card, "Cricket Close". By negating two Spell Cards he controls, he can negate the effect of one of Yuya's cards. Shocked, Yuya checks his Duel Disk, protesting that there are not any there, but Sylvio explains that activated Pendulum Cards are treated as Spell Cards.
He targets and negates the effects of both "Stargazer" and "Timegazer Magician", which are both bound by dartboards and revert to card form. The dartboards then blast energy at "Mimiclay" and negate its effect, sending it to the Graveyard. With that, "Block Spider" is back to being a trash card with 100 DEF (in the English version, Sylvio also calls "Block Spider" a third-rate card, fitting for a third-rate Duelist like Yuya), and Sylvio can finish Yuya off with his "Darts" monsters. Yuya activates a Quick-Play Spell Card, "Draw Muscle", which allows him to draw a card when he controls only one monster with 1000 or less DEF, and if that card is a monster its DEF can be added to the DEF of one monster on his field, and furthermore, that monster cannot be destroyed by battle this turn. He draws the 2300 DEF "Performapal Kaleidoscorp", and its DEF is added to that of "Block Spider", a total of 2400 - tied with "Ultimate Dart Striker". Frederick cheers that now Sylvio cannot attack anymore this turn, and Zuzu smiles proudly (this part is cut from the English version).
Sylvio gripes again that Yuya is doing more things that he did not plan for, but then he smiles, asking if Yuya thought he would really be bothered by that (in the dub, Sylvio gripes that Yuya was trying to make a fool out of him, but there is only one fool on the field and it isn't him). As it turns out, Sylvio has a way to make Yuya's Life Points exactly zero this turn, even with the effect of that Spell Card (in the English version, Sylvio boasts that with his superior Dueling, he knew that an inferior Duelist like Yuya would use last-ditch cards to save himself; he held back on purpose to test Yuya's defenses).
He Tributes "Power Dart Striker" and "Rocket Dart Striker" to power up "Ultimate Dart Striker". The two monsters merge into attachments for the blaster of "Ultimate Dart Striker", and Sylvio explains that "Power Dart Striker" increases the ATK of "Ultimate Dart Striker" by 600, and "Rocket Dart Striker" will allow it to inflict Piercing battle damage when it attacks. With an ATK-DEF difference of 600, and only 600 LP remaining, Sylvio will be able to end the Duel with a zero finish. Sylvio declares his Battle Phase, as "Ultimate Darts Shooter" attacks with "Bullseye Blast". It fires a massive rocket that fires several darts. Sylvio screams that it's over, as Yuya stands in his spot, unmoving.
The darts impact, and the bridge supports fail. Zuzu drops Frederick and then loses her grip, and Tate screams Yuya's name. Having been waiting for the moment, Yuya activates a Trap Card, "Empty Fishing". When he receives battle damage, he can halve it, and then he can target two cards with negated effects on the field and add them to his hand. Sylvio is initially confused and then he gasps in shock, as Yuya declares that he's adding "Stargazer" and "Timegazer Magician" to his hand. The Pendulum Zones burst apart and the "Magicians" appear again, with Yuya yelling at them to help. "Timegazer" catches Tate and Frederick, "Stargazer" catches Ally and Zuzu, who thanks her savior (Zuzu thanking "Stargazer" is cut from the English version). They deposit the children beside Yuya, and Yuya thanks them as they vanish and he catches their thrown cards. Sylvio asks if Yuya planned for this all to happen (in the English version, Silvio angrily asks Yuya how a clueless fool like him pulled this off), but Yuya claims that he just believed.
Furiously, Sylvio activates the effect of "Ultimate Darts Shooter", Special Summoning the Tributed monsters at the end of the turn. He claims that if planning will not work, then he'll just have to crush him (in the English version, Sylvio yells that while Yuya got his friends back, this is nothing compared to how he'll take him down). Tate gasps that there's three of them again. Smiling, Yuya apologizes for putting his friends through that. Frederick replies that is was so thrilling that it gave him the shivers and Tate claims that he believed in Yuya (Frederick's line is cut from the English version, while Tate replies that Yuya timed his save perfectly). Zuzu tells him that it's time for a comeback, and Ally tells Yuya to get Sylvio. Sylvio narrows his eyes in response.
The darts impact, and the bridge supports fail. Zuzu drops Frederick and then loses her grip, and Tate screams Yuya's name. Having been waiting for the moment, Yuya activates a Trap Card, "Empty Fishing". When he receives battle damage, he can halve it, and then he can target two cards with negated effects on the field and add them to his hand. Sylvio is initially confused and then he gasps in shock, as Yuya declares that he's adding "Stargazer" and "Timegazer Magician" to his hand. The Pendulum Zones burst apart and the "Magicians" appear again, with Yuya yelling at them to help. "Timegazer" catches Tate and Frederick, "Stargazer" catches Ally and Zuzu, who thanks her savior (Zuzu thanking "Stargazer" is cut from the English version). They deposit the children beside Yuya, and Yuya thanks them as they vanish and he catches their thrown cards. Sylvio asks if Yuya planned for this all to happen (in the dub, Silvio angrily asks Yuya how a clueless fool like him pulled this off), but Yuya claims that he just believed. Furiously, Sylvio activates the effect of "Ultimate Darts Shooter", Special Summoning the Tributed monsters at the end of the turn.
Declaring his turn, Yuya draws "Performapal Turn Toad". He declares that the fun has only just begun and the lights begin to go off. Frederick cheers that it's finally starting, and Zuzu leads everyone - including the turquoise-haired student holding a lollipop - in a cry of "Pendulum!" Yuya calls "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!" as he stands on the bridge with spotlight shining on him. He explains that today he has a fantastic light show prepared for them. First, if they're asking for Pendulum, they must not forget about these two, and he holds up the "Stargazer" and "Timegazer" cards.
Declaring that they'll have them bring out the stars of today's show, he Sets the Pendulum Scale with the Scale 1 "Stargazer Magician" and the Scale 8 "Timegazer Magician." As the word "PENDULUM" arcs across his Duel Disk, both "Magicians" emerge in the Pendulum Zones, and Yuya explains that he can now Summon multiple monsters from Levels 2 to 7. He chants "Swing, pendulum of the soul! Draw an arc of light across the aether! Pendulum Summon! Appear now, my monsters!" ("Swing far, pendulum! Form the arc of victory! My monsters are ready to swing into action!" in the English version) Three streaks of light emerge from the Pendulum portal, "Performapal Turn Toad", "Performapal Kaleidoscorp", and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon".
His friends cheer that it was perfect (in the English version, the children yell, "All right, Yuya!" while Zuzu tells Yuya to go for the offensive), but Sylvio derides the Level 6 100 ATK "Kaleidoscorp" and the 0 ATK "Turn Toad". He spits that they're garbage upon garbage cards (in the dub, Sylvio calls challenging him with those monsters an insult), but Yuya points out that the monster effect of "Kaleidoscorp" is quite ferocious (in the English version, Yuya says his monsters may not look like much, but they have hidden talent, and they will prove Sylvio wrong). He tells his audience that it may be bright, but to not close their eyes.
He activates the "Kaleido Light" effect of "Kaleidoscorp". "Kaleidoscorp" shoots a beam at "Ultimate Dart Striker", and kaleidoscopic images shine in the sky as "Ultimate Darts Shooter" glows blue. Everyone gasps as Yuya explains that the effect activates when there is a Pendulum Summoned monster on his opponent's field. "Ultimate Dart Striker", yes? Yuya asks ("Luckily, you Summoned "Ultimate Dart Striker", so what happens next is all thanks to you" in the English version). Sylvio asks "so what?" ("What does that mean?" in the English version) Yuya places a hand on the hand of "Odd-Eyes" explaining that now he'll choose a Pendulum Summoned monster of his own, and yellow light covers "Odd-Eyes". "Rocket" and "Power Dars Striker" both light up, and then beams of light shoot from them and split off blue and red versions of "Odd-Eyes".
Yuya calls it amazing; his selected monster can now attack all monsters his opponent controls once each. He calls it the fabulous "Kaleido Mirage," and the copies rise into the sky. Ally exclaims that it's beautiful, and Yuya admits that he'd like to enjoy the view himself, but right now he's Dueling. He suggests that next, how about he show them his flight of "Odd-Eyes" battle, and declares his Battle Phase. The red "Odd-Eyes" attacks "Ultimate Darts Striker", and Yuya asks his audience if they know what happens when "Odd-Eyes" battles, and Tate clarifies that when it battles a Level 5 or higher monster, all battle damage is doubled. Yuya replies that he's correct, and with that, he'll have Sylvio take that double damage. Sylvio repeats the word in shock (in the English version, Sylvio asks if they can talk this over) as the mirage crashes into "Ultimate Dart Striker", throwing Sylvio into the harbor and reducing him to 3800 LP. Yuya then attacks "Rocket Dart Striker" with the blue mirage as Sylvio clambers out of the water, and once again, the monster is destroyed and the battle damage is doubled. Sylvio tries to run, but is thrown off his feet and his LP are reduced to 2600.
Then, the true "Odd-Eyes" attacks and destroys "Power Dart Striker" with Spiral Flame Strike", and Yuya states that the damage will be, and his friends finish by yelling "DOUBLE!" (in the dub, Yuya asks who wants to see double damage, with his friends responding they do) Sylvio snaps that of course it is as he futilely dodges the attack backlash that reduces him to 1200 LP. He gets up, commenting that Yuya's getting pretty ahead of himself (in the English version, Sylvio praises Yuya for throwing everything he had at him). But Sylvio still has some LP left. Frederick is worried, given the state of Yuya's monsters, but Zuzu reassures the kids that it's all right. She tells them to look at Yuya's face. The kids realize that Yuya is going to win.
Yuya introduces the stars of today's show, "Block Spider" and "Performapal Turn Toad". Sylvio angrily snaps at him, pointing out that they're just a zero ATK monster and one in Defense Position (in the English version, Sylvio calls the monsters unimportant and ready to get squashed). Yuya agrees that they will not be able to attack as they are now. Sylvio sighs in relief, and then Yuya declares (much to Sylvio's annoyance) "But worry not!" ("...if I leave them as they are" in the English version) He explains that "Performapal Turn Toad" can turn something around, and "Turn Toad" turns the shadow of "Block Spider" on itself, changing "Block Spider" to a 1200 ATK Attack Position monster. Yuya explains that "Turn Toad" can turn something from Defense to Attack Position with its ATK becoming half of its DEF. Sylvio protests that that cannot be, and Yuya asks his audience what they will get when the 1200 ATK "Block Spider" attacks Sylvio's 1200 LP directly. Sylvio gasps in horror as Yuya points out that he's sure the audience know the answer, and they reply that of course they do. Yuya invites them to make a direct attack with "Block Spider", declaring that the answer is? They kids all cheer "ZERO!" as "Block Spider" tackles Sylvio and reduces his LP to zero. Spider webs flicker like fireworks in the sky and the Action Field vanishes.
Furiously, a battered Sylvio rises to his feet. He declares that if it's come to this, he'll just take the cards by force. He orders his friends to get them, and they start forwards. Before they can move, they're all knocked unconscious, with Sylvio following seconds after, by the turquoise-haired boy, who comments that they were just uncool 'till the end (in the English version, the boy tells them, "Yuya rules, bullies drool"). His weapon, a lollipop stick, rolls on the ground. Yuya is in shock, but the boy claims that Yuya looked really cool back there. Yuya asks if he's an LID student too, but the boy explains that he was planning to be but now he is not. He claims that he's going to be Yuya's apprentice, much to everyone's shock.
The boy claims that if he's going to have a teacher, he might as well pick someone interesting, and Yuya's the most interesting person that he's seen so far since he got here (in the English version, the boy says if he wanted to learn how to Duel, he should have fun doing it; he adds that the Duel wasn't the most impressive he saw, but it was the most Dueltaining). Zuzu points towards the unconscious students, asking if the boy did that. The boy reassures her that he just knocked them unconscious (in the English version, the boy replies he caught them by surprise), and introduces himself as Sora, telling Yuya that it's nice to meet him. Yuya shakes Sora's hand in confusion.
From the Leo Corporation offices, Claude orders someone to follow them and take back the Pendulum Cards, but the President reassures him that that's enough. He looks at Yuya on the screen and comments that he put on a good show for him (in the English version, the President also wonders if there's more to Yuya than he expected).
In a Duel Arena, Yuya Sakaki places "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right Pendulum Zone. He Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" in Attack Position. The crowd cheers as "Odd-Eyes" appears. Yuya commands "Odd-Eyes" to lay waste to all it sees and declares an attack on the opponent's "Tyrant Dragon" with "Spiral Flame Strike". As the attack destroys "Tyrant Dragon", the crowd cheers for Yuya. Frederick exclaims that Yuya did it, while Ally says Yuya is now the Dueling Champion. Yuya holds up the trophy, celebrating his victory. Zuzu, Skip, Yoko and Gong are present in the audience as well. Zuzu and Tate congratulate Yuya for winning, while Gong breaks down into tears. As Yuya looks into the trophy, he thanks his father for getting him this far and for bringing smiles to people's faces (in the English version, Yuya dedicates this victory to Yusho; the real prize isn't the trophy, but making the audience smile). From afar, Yusho watches his son celebrate. Yuya looks up at Yusho and a tear rolls down his cheek.
A voice yells, "As expected from my teacher!" ("That Duel was Pendulum-tastic, Coach Y!" in the English version), as Sora Perse runs to Yuya and embraces him. Yuya asks what Sora is doing here and Sora says Yuya is amazing (in the dub, Sora tells Yuya he picked him to be his teacher because he knew Yuya would win). He begs Yuya to be his teacher. Flustered, Yuya falls off a rocky planet and into a dark void.
In a Duel Arena, Yuya Sakaki places "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right Pendulum Zone. He Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" in Attack Position. The crowd cheers as "Odd-Eyes" appears. Yuya commands "Odd-Eyes" to lay waste to all it sees and declares an attack on the opponent's "Tyrant Dragon" with "Spiral Flame Strike". As the attack destroys "Tyrant Dragon", the crowd cheers for Yuya. Frederick exclaims that Yuya did it, while Ally says Yuya is now the Dueling Champion. Yuya holds up the trophy, celebrating his victory. Zuzu, Skip, Yoko and Gong are present in the audience as well. Zuzu and Tate congratulate Yuya for winning, while Gong breaks down into tears. As Yuya looks into the trophy, he thanks his father for getting him this far and for bringing smiles to people's faces (in the dub, Yuya dedicates this victory to Yusho; the real prize isn't the trophy, but making the audience smile). From afar, Yusho watches his son celebrate. Yuya looks up at Yusho and a tear rolls down his cheek. A voice yells, "As expected from my teacher!" ("That Duel was Pendulum-tastic, Coach Y!" in the dub), as Sora Perse runs to Yuya and embraces him. Yuya asks what Sora is doing here and Sora says Yuya is amazing (in the dub, Sora tells Yuya he picked him to be his teacher because he knew Yuya would win). He begs Yuya to be his teacher. Flustered, Yuya falls off a rocky planet and into a dark void.
However, these events turn out to be a dream as Yuya falls out of his bed. He gets up and takes his pendant. He thinks being the Champion is a dream, but Pendulum Summoning isn't a dream. He really did it; after all, he defeated the Sledgehammer using that tactic. Yuya resolves to bring smiles to more and more people with his Dueling, just like Yusho (in the English version, Yuya reminds himself that winning the Duel doesn't matter, it's making the audience smile that does; he resolves to believe in himself and his Deck to achieve that dream). As Yuya leaves his bedroom, he wonders what's the deal with Sora. He took out Sylvio and his goons the other day and asked to be his apprentice right after. Barking is heard and Yuya turns to find En and Core, his pet dog and cat, respectively. He greets them and picks up En. He remarks on how much En had grown.
Back then, when Yoko took En in, he was small enough to fit in Yuya's hand. En barks happily. Yuya greets Core with a good morning as well. Downstairs, Yoko calls Yuya for breakfast (in the English version, Yoko encourages her guest to eat up) as Yuya slides down a pole. He asks his mother if she picked up another stray before finding out that Sora is sitting on the dining table. He greets Yuya by calling him "teacher" (in the dub, Sora answers Yuya's question himself; Yoko invited him in), causing Yuya to fall flat on his face. Angry at Sora's presence, Yuya asks Sora why he is here. Yoko says she saw Sora wandering around the house and couldn't help but give him breakfast. She gives a plate of pancakes to Yuya. Yuya tells Yoko not to just pick up people like that (in the dub, Yuya tells his mother that she should have given him food to go) and Yoko asks if Sora is Yuya's apprentice. Yuya slams his fist on the table, responding with a harsh "No!" He mellows out and admits that Sora can't just say things like that around the house (in the dub, Yuya complains that Sora shows up at the worst times, which is all the time). Sora says this isn't a big deal, as Yoko's pancakes are delicious (in the dub, Sora mocks Yuya for not learning about manners).
He accidentally calls Yoko Yuya's sister rather than his mother, much to Yoko's surprise. Sora apologizes to Yoko because she looked young and beautiful enough to be a sister. As the word "sister" echoes in her mind, Yoko gladly forgives Sora and calls him an honest child for complimenting her youth and beauty. She allows Sora to have more pancakes as she takes Yuya's plate of pancakes and gives it to Sora. Yuya protests that this is his food, but Sora thanks Yoko for it. As Yuya is frustrated at the current situation, Sora asks what other flavors of syrup are around (in the dub, Sora is excited at Yoko's offer to make waffles and French toast).
As Yuya and Zuzu walk to school, Zuzu asks Yuya if Sora really is at Yuya's house (in the English version, Zuzu also asks Yuya if Sora is the one who wanted to learn Dueling from him). Yuya confirms it, but admits that he doesn't know how Sora tracked him all the way home (in the English version, Yuya is frustrated because no matter how hard he tries, he can't get rid of Sora). Sora yells "Teacher!" ("Coach Y!" in the English version) elsewhere and Yuya continues that Sora had been calling him that. He turns around to find Sora right behind him and Zuzu. Irritated, he asks how Sora got here and why he is following him. Sora responds that he is Yuya's apprentice. Anywhere Yuya goes, he follows (in the English version, Sora refuses to leave because he hasn't had his first lesson from Yuya; he's ready whenever Yuya says it). Yuya reminds Sora that he doesn't recall making him his apprentice at all (in the English version, Yuya tries to drill the fact that he didn't want Sora to be around into the blue-haired boy's head), but Sora insists he be Yuya's apprentice.
He was fascinated by Yuya's Duels and expressed interest in Pendulum Summoning. Sora wants to do Pendulum Summoning on his own, but Yuya tells him that he needs Pendulum Monsters first. Sora begs Yuya to show him again. He turns to Zuzu and asks her to tell Yuya to show the Pendulum Summon. Zuzu asks why, and Sora replies that Yuya will do it because his girlfriend asked him to. Zuzu blushes and repeats, "girlfriend?" Sora asks if he got that wrong, and Yuya and Zuzu reply with a simultaneous "Yes!" (in the English version, he asks if Yuya and Zuzu are sweethearts, which they respond with "Of course not!"). Yuya points at a still-blushing Zuzu and questions why he would be with a strong, crude girl like her (in the English version, Yuya says that there is nothing sweet about her).
Upon hearing this, Zuzu whacks Yuya with her paper fan. She storms off and angrily mutters why Yuya had to say it that way. Sora asks if Yuya is alright, concerned (in the dub, Sora comments that Zuzu likes Yuya).
At Paradise Prep, Yuya holds his "Magician" cards while a textbook is in front of him. He muses that if anyone has Pendulum Monsters, they can perform Pendulum Summons. Back then, Sylvio used them to Pendulum Summon his own monsters under the Leo Corporation President's instructions. From outside the classroom, Sora spies on Yuya with a pair of binoculars. He mutters that Yuya is making a serious face and wonders what's wrong with him. Throughout the rest of the day, Sora appears to Yuya cheering him on during a soccer game, from behind a bush during lunch time, underneath his desk during another class, and even in an adjacent stall the boy's bathroom.
This causes Yuya to scream in frustration. After school, Zuzu asks Yuya how long he will keep down like that (in the English version, Zuzu also comforts Yuya by telling him Sora was trying to cheer him up). Before Yuya can answer, Zuzu encourages him not to bring that attitude to You Show Duel School (in the English version, Zuzu reminds Yuya he doesn't take everything too seriously; she offers a Duel with Yuya to cheer him up). Things are rough enough for them there as they are right now. She also reminds Yuya that being a fun and bright entertainer is his motto. Yuya admits that Zuzu is right and returns to his normal, cheerful attitude. He states he is switching gears and going into overdrive (in the English version, Yuya accepts the offer), pleasing Zuzu.
At You Show, Yuya introduces himself with a "Ladies and Gentlemen!" ("The one and only Yuya Sakaki is ready to take the stage!" in the English version), but stops short when he sees Sora seated next to Frederick and Ally. Yuya is shocked that Sora is here as well. Frederick says Yuya is late, while Ally says he kept his apprentice waiting. Skip pulls Yuya aside and asks if Sora is enrolling into You Show. Yuya pushes him aside and insists that Sora isn't his apprentice. Sora challenges Yuya to a Duel so that he can see the Pendulum Summon. He remarks on how cool the Summon is and that he is looking forward to it. Yuya asks why he should Duel Sora (in the English version, Yuya outright refuses to teach Sora), causing him to tear up.
Ally asks Yuya if he feels sorry for Sora (in the English version, Ally agrees with Sora's point of never bothering Yuya again after this Duel), while Frederick says Yuya should just Duel Sora. Even Skip and Zuzu are touched by Sora, as the latter says Yuya Dueling Sora just this once is fine. Skip scolds Yuya because he does not remember training him to be a Duelist who runs away from a challenge (in the English version, Skip scolds Yuya for refusing because doing so would bring dishonor to You Show, not to mention that they have to return Sora's tuition fees). Sora insists on Dueling Yuya, with wide eyes. Yuya does not fall for Sora's expression and refuses the challenge. Sora appears disappointed and Yuya finally gives in. Sora is excited, but Yuya puts in a condition: if he wins, Sora will stop following him around and call him "teacher". He agrees and states the opposite condition: if he wins, he will continue following Yuya around and call him "teacher". Yuya asks, "What?" in bewilderment.
In You Show's Dueling arena, Sora jumps up and down, saying this will be exciting. Skip announces the start of the Duel and activates the Action Field Spell Card, "Wildest West". The Solid Vision machine transforms the arena into a Wild West setting. Sora looks around the activated Field Spell and calls it boring, saying he dislikes boring things (in the English version, Sora calls the current Action Field weak and asks for a cooler one). Skip is surprised and Sora asks if he has any interesting Field Spells to use (in the English version, Sora wants to Duel Yuya on a more imaginative Field). To please Sora, Skip changes the Action Field Spell into "Sweets Island".
The Wild West disappears and is replaced by an island with structures made out of candy and desserts. Sora is finally satisfied as he looks around happily. He thanks Skip for the Field Spell and Skip calls him adorable, much to Yuya's disappointment. Yuya gets his act together and both players activate their Duel Disks. Zuzu, Tate, Frederick, and Ally recite the Action Duel chant, while Yuya and Sora finish yell "Action Duel!" as Action Cards are scattered throughout the field. Yuya goes first and Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo". Knowing that the first player cannot attack, he ends his turn as he starts riding on "Hip Hippo".
At Paradise Prep, Yuya holds his "Magician" cards while a textbook is in front of him. He muses that if anyone has Pendulum Monsters, they can perform Pendulum Summons. Back then, Sylvio used them to Pendulum Summon his own monsters under the Leo Corporation President's instructions. From outside the classroom, Sora spies on Yuya with a pair of binoculars. He mutters that Yuya is making a serious face and wonders what's wrong with him. Throughout the rest of the day, Sora appears to Yuya cheering him on during a soccer game, from behind a bush during lunch time, underneath his desk during another class, and even in an adjacent stall the boy's bathroom. This causes Yuya to scream in frustration. After school, Zuzu asks Yuya how long he will keep down like that (in the dub, Zuzu also comforts Yuya by telling him Sora was trying to cheer him up). Before Yuya can answer, Zuzu encourages him not to bring that attitude to You Show Duel School (in the dub, Zuzu reminds Yuya he doesn't take everything too seriously; she offers a Duel with Yuya to cheer him up). Things are rough enough for them there as they are right now. She also reminds Yuya that being a fun and bright entertainer is his motto. Yuya admits that Zuzu is right and returns to his normal, cheerful attitude. He states he is switching gears and going into overdrive (in the dub, Yuya accepts the offer), pleasing Zuzu.
At You Show, Yuya introduces himself with a "Ladies and Gentlemen!" ("The one and only Yuya Sakaki is ready to take the stage!" in the dub), but stops short when he sees Sora seated next to Frederick and Ally. Yuya is shocked that Sora is here as well. Frederick says Yuya is late, while Ally says he kept his apprentice waiting. Skip pulls Yuya aside and asks if Sora is enrolling into You Show. Yuya pushes him aside and insists that Sora isn't his apprentice. Sora challenges Yuya to a Duel so that he can see the Pendulum Summon. He remarks on how cool the Summon is and that he is looking forward to it. Yuya asks why he should Duel Sora (in the dub, Yuya outright refuses to teach Sora), causing him to tear up. Ally asks Yuya if he feels sorry for Sora (in the dub, Ally agrees with Sora's point of never bothering Yuya again after this Duel), while Frederick says Yuya should just Duel Sora. Even Skip and Zuzu are touched by Sora, as the latter says Yuya Dueling Sora just this once is fine. Skip scolds Yuya because he does not remember training him to be a Duelist who runs away from a challenge (in the English version, Skip scolds Yuya for refusing because doing so would bring dishonor to You Show, not to mention that they have to return Sora's tuition fees). Sora insists on Dueling Yuya, with wide eyes. Yuya does not fall for Sora's expression and refuses the challenge. Sora appears disappointed and Yuya finally gives in. Sora is excited, but Yuya puts in a condition: if he wins, Sora will stop following him around and call him "teacher". He agrees and states the opposite condition: if he wins, he will continue following Yuya around and call him "teacher". Yuya asks, "What?" in bewilderment.
In You Show's Dueling arena, Sora jumps up and down, saying this will be exciting. Skip announces the start of the Duel and activates the Action Field Spell Card, "Wildest West". The Solid Vision machine transforms the arena into a Wild West setting. Sora looks around the activated Field Spell and calls it boring, saying he dislikes boring things (in the English version, Sora calls the current Action Field weak and asks for a cooler one). Skip is surprised and Sora asks if he has any interesting Field Spells to use (in the English version, Sora wants to Duel Yuya on a more imaginative Field). To please Sora, Skip changes the Action Field Spell into "Sweets Island". The Wild West disappears and is replaced by an island with structures made out of candy and desserts. Sora is finally satisfied as he looks around happily. He thanks Skip for the Field Spell and Skip calls him adorable, much to Yuya's disappointment. Yuya gets his act together and both players activate their Duel Disks. Zuzu, Tate, Frederick, and Ally recite the Action Duel chant, while Yuya and Sora finish yell "Action Duel!" as Action Cards are scattered throughout the field. Yuya goes first and Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo". Knowing that the first player cannot attack, he ends his turn as he starts riding on "Hip Hippo".
Sora goes next and draws "Toy Vendor". He subsequently activates it; once per turn, he can discard a card to draw a card and reveal it; Sora discards "Fusion Recovery". As he does so, a gold coin appears and inserts itself into "Toy Vendor". He continues that if the card is a Level 4 or lower monster, it is Special Summoned. Otherwise, it is discarded. Sora draws "Fluffal Bear". "Toy Vendor" raises its arm and a prize rolls down from it. The prize pops open, as Sora Special Summons "Bear" in Attack Position. Sora then Normal Summons "Fluffal Leo". Skip notes that Sora used a Continuous Spell Card to Summon two monsters in one turn. Zuzu agrees and says Sora must be a good Duelist. She and Ally agree that the monsters Sora Summoned are cute.
As Yuya continues riding on "Hip Hippo", he wonders what got into the girls. Tate and Frederick warn Yuya to watch out in front of him. Yuya turns just in time to see a lake of juice right in front of him. "Hip Hippo" runs at the lake's edge, causing it and Yuya to fall in. As they surface, Sora declares the start of his Battle Phase. He attacks "Hip Hippo" with "Leo" as the monster leaps into the air and charges toward Yuya. Yuya is shocked that "Leo" has more ATK than "Hip Hippo", but quickly regains his composure and says he was just kidding. He activates the Action Card, "Evasion", negating the attack. Yuya and "Hip Hippo" somersault away from the attack before it connects. Sora tells Yuya not to dodge, as it is unfair. Yuya tells him otherwise; this is an Action Duel after all (in the English version, Yuya says it won't be easy for Sora to just destroy his monsters). Frederick asks how Yuya managed to pick up an Action Card at this point. Tate realizes that Yuya found the card in the lake. Yuya confirms that Tate is right. Zuzu, Ally and Skip warn Yuya about something else in front of him.
He looks ahead and he and "Hip Hippo" run straight into a cake roll. To everyone's relief, Yuya and "Hip Hippo" emerge from the top of the cake. Sora attacks "Hip Hippo" with "Bear". "Bear" jumps up, and aims for Yuya, but Yuya gets ready with another Action Card, much to Zuzu's excitement. Skip is stunned, wondering how Yuya knew the Action Card was in the cake (in the English version, Skip wonders if both Duelists will have to go on a diet if all the Action Cards were hidden in the desserts).
Yuya activates the Action Card, "Candy Shower". An orange orb shoots up to the sky and explodes, causing candy to rain down. Sora is in awe, but turns to find "Bear" eating a pile of candy in front of it. He asks why "Bear" is eating instead of attacking and Yuya explains that "Candy Shower" changes an attacking monster to Defense Position. Shocked, Sora ends his turn. He turns around and starts looking for an Action Card to use.
Yuya starts his next turn, landing on cake batter after he draws. He looks up to find Sora trying to climb a house made out of waffle cones with the help of "Leo" and "Bear". Yuya and "Hip Hippo" dash ahead. As they do so, Sora tries to reach an Action Card, which is on the beak of a rooster wind vane. Before he can grab the card, a gust of wind blows the card to the ground. "Hip Hippo" runs and jumps, allowing Yuya to catch the card. He calls this a lucky catch as he lands. Sora calls this unfair. Since Yuya got a good card, he decides to introduce Sora to what everyone had been waiting for (in the English version, Yuya reminds Sora he wanted a Dueling demo, and this is what he's getting). Sora is excited and Yuya places "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right Pendulum Zone. Tate and Frederick are excited at the Pendulum Summon as well.
Yuya explains that he can Pendulum Summon multiple monsters whose Levels are between 2 and 7 and chants, "Swing, Pendulum of the soul! Draw an arc of light across the ether!" He Pendulum Summons "Performapal Skeeter Skimmer", "Performapal Sword Fish", and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Sora calls the Pendulum Summon amazing. Yuya continues his turn and activates the effect of "Sword Fish", which reduces the ATK of an opponent's monster by 600. He targets "Leo" as multiple after-images of "Sword Fish" appear around it and surround "Leo". Yuya activates the Action Card he picked up earlier, "Nanana", increasing the ATK of a monster by 700 until the End Phase. He yells, "Entermate Nanana, lend me your strength!" as he places the card in his Duel Disk. The Nanana mascot appears and increases the ATK of "Odd-Eyes" to 3200 (Yuya activating "Nanana" is cut from the dub, though Yuya still explains its effect). Tate repeats the value in amazement. Yuya declares the start of of his Battle Phase and attacks "Leo" with "Odd-Eyes". "Odd-Eyes" charges at "Leo", before leaping up and destroying it with "Spiral Flame Strike".
The attack knocks Sora off the roof, but a pillow of marshmallows cushions his fall, reducing his Life Points to 1800. Skip exclaims that dealing 2200 damage in one attack is what a burning-hot Duel is all about. Frederick exclaims he is getting the shivers, but realizes that "Odd-Eyes" should have dealt double the damage by its own effect. Tate corrects him; it only works if "Odd-Eyes" is attacking a Level 5 or higher monster. Frederick says he understands now, as "Leo" is Level 4. Yuya ends his turn, with the ATK of "Odd-Eyes" returning to 2500.
Sora, lying on the marshmallow bed, is still unconscious. Ally wonders if he is alright. Skip asks Yuya if the attack he just made was a little too hot-blooded, while Zuzu asks Yuya if he felt sorry for him. Yuya is confused because this is a Duel (in the English version, Zuzu tells Yuya to take it a bit more easier on Sora, while Yuya replies that Sora wanted to Duel for real). Suddenly, they hear laughter from Sora. He wakes up and gets back on his feet, excited about the Pendulum Summon Yuya performed (in the English version, Sora adds that this last attack made him more determined to be Yuya's student). He begins his next turn.
After drawing, he says he will show Yuya the full power of his Deck. Yuya asks Sora what he means - was Sora not acting seriously until now? Sora tells Yuya to find out. He activates the effect of "Toy Vendor" again, discarding "Instant Fusion". Sora chants, "What'll come out, what will it be?" ("I can't wait to see what card it's gonna be" in the English version) before he draws. The card is "Edge Imp Sabres", which is Special Summoned to Sora's field. Sora follows up with "Polymerization", shocking Yuya (in the English version, Sora struggles to pronounce "Polymerization" before Yuya corrects him). Sora decides to fuse "Edge Imp Sabres" with "Fluffal Bear". He chants, "Claws of the demon and fangs of the beast, become one and reveal to us your new form!" ("Edge of sharpness and fury of bear! When the two come together, you had better be bear!" in the English version) Frederick asks what's going on and Tate says this is a Fusion Summon - a player can fuse two monsters together to Special Summon a new one from the Extra Deck. Sora's Duel Disk crackles with yellow energy and opens to reveal the Extra Deck compartment. A card slips out and Sora takes it.
He continues his chant with, "Come forth, horrifying beast that shreds all!" ("The most unbearable monster you've ever seen, Frightfur Bear!" in the English version) as he Fusion Summons "Frightfur Bear". (the sequence of scissor blades ripping out of "Frightfur Bear" is cut from the English version) Zuzu notes that the monster Sora Summoned is a Fusion Monster (in the English version, Zuzu notes that the monster isn't as cuddly anymore). Ally clings to Zuzu, scared of "Frightfur Bear". Zuzu reassures her it will be okay, while Frederick calls Fusion Summoning amazing; Tate says this is the first time he saw a Fusion Summon. Sora grins and tells Yuya that he will show him what happens when he gets serious. Yuya starts to get determined to defeat Sora.
Sora has just Fusion Summoned "Frightfur Bear". Yuya stares down at it, wondering what to do. Skip comments that "Polymerization" can be used to fuse two monsters into a new, stronger monster (in the English version, Skip notes that Sora is sweet on the outside, but all fight in the inside). He and Zuzu conclude Sora performed a Fusion Summon. Skip says Fusion Summoning was being taught at LID, meaning that Sora is a student there. Zuzu explains that Sora planned on entering LID, but eventually decided not to after seeing Yuya Duel. Back at the Duel, Sora declares the start of his Battle Phase. He attacks "Performapal Hip Hippo" with "Frightfur Bear". "Frightfur Bear" delivers a powerful punch at "Hip Hippo", knocking it and Yuya into another lake of juice. Zuzu and Ally yell Yuya's name (in the English version, Ally yells for a lifeguard). Yuya surfaces and swims back to the lake's edge, with his LP reduced to 2600, to the girls' relief.
As Yuya catches his breath, "Frightfur Bear" looms over him. Sora activates the effect of "Frightfur Bear", letting it equip the monster it destroyed to itself. The arm of "Frightfur Bear" extends and it fishes "Hip Hippo" out of the lake. "Frightfur Bear" devours Yuya's monster as Yuya and his friends look on in horror ("Frightfur Bear" swallowing "Hip Hippo" is cut from the English version, though Sora implies that it still happened). Sora continues that "Frightfur Bear" gains ATK equal to the ATK of the monster equipped by this effect; as he finishes, "Frightfur Bear" grows larger. Skip exclaims that the monster grew, while Yuzu yells it now has an ATK of 3000.
A worried Tate says "Frightfur Bear" is now stronger than Yuya's "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon", while Frederick says "Frightfur Bear" can destroy it now (Frederick's line is cut from the dub). Skip calls "Frightfur Bear" a terrifying card for its ability to gain ATK equal to the ATK of the monsters it destroys. As a frustrated Yuya gets up, Sora chides him for lacking his usual confidence (in the English version, Sora asks Yuya how his Dueling skills are). He Sets two cards to end his turn.
Yuya begins his turn. He mutters that while "Frightfur Bear" is a powerful monster, "Odd-Eyes" still has reliable friends to fight alongside it and Yuya. Yuya activates the effect of "Performapal Sword Fish" to decrease the ATK of "Frightfur Bear" by 600. The after-images of "Sword Fish" pin the feet of "Frightfur Bear" to the ground, reducing its ATK to 2400. Tate exclaims that "Odd-Eyes" is now stronger than "Frightfur Bear", while Frederick says "Odd-Eyes" can destroy it now. Yuya mounts "Odd-Eyes" and declares the start of his Battle Phase. "Odd-Eyes" attacks "Frightfur Bear", but Sora counters with his Trap Card, "Punch-in-the-Box", allowing him to negate the attack, send an opponent's monster that did not attack to the Graveyard, and have the attacking monster lose ATK equal to the ATK or DEF of the sent monster. Yuya activates the Pendulum Effect of "Timegazer Magician" to negate the activation of Sora's Trap and re-Set it.
He declares "Infinity Gear Reverse" as "Timegazer" extends its gauntlet and rewinds time. Sora is excited as the effect fully resolves; it makes time turn backward and make it as if the Trap never activated (in the English version, Sora also calls the effect useful for school if one forgot their homework and ran late for class). He wonders how the effect will fare against a second Trap. Yuya wonders what Sora means, and Sora activates his second Set card, another copy of "Punch-in-the-Box". Tate realizes Sora Set the second copy of "Punch-in-the-Box" to bypass the effect of "Timegazer Magician". Zuzu observes that the effect of "Timegazer" can only be used once per turn, while Skip finishes that Yuya won't be able to stop this Trap (in the English version, Skip calls Sora a slippery kid).
Sora sends "Performapal Skeeter Skimmer" to the Graveyard for "Punch-in-the-Box"; a spring-loaded hand extends from "Punch-in-the-Box", grabs "Skeeter Skimmer", and throws it at "Odd-Eyes", knocking Yuya off of it. This reduces its ATK by the DEF of "Skeeter Skimmer", which is 1600. Sora chides Yuya again, this time for pulling off a sad face like that. Yuya switches "Sword Fish" to Defense Position. Sora calls this tactic a passive one and says he is disappointed if Yuya is lacking options. He was hoping to have a more interesting Duel with his teacher (in the English version, Sora adds that Yuya was afraid of losing to him). Yuya Sets a card and ends his turn. The ATK of "Frightfur Bear" returns to normal. A worried Zuzu mutters Yuya's name.
Sora takes his turn and draws "Toy Parade". He says he can end the Duel with this and activates it. This turn, a "Toy" monster with an Equip Spell Card can attack as many times as the number of Equip Cards equipped to it. Skip exclaims this is bad. Frederick asks why this is the case, as all "Frightfur Bear" has is "Hip Hippo", meaning it can only attack once as usual. Tate says he understands now, while Yuya continues that if "Frightfur Bear" destroys another monster and equips it, it gains an additional attack. Sora is pleased that Yuya figured it out (Frederick's and Tate's exchange is cut from the English version; Yuya assumes that "Frightfur Bear" can only attack once, as "Hip Hippo" is the only monster equipped to it; Sora replies that he can simply keep attacking with his monster).
Frederick now understands the situation; if "Frightfur Bear" destroys a monster and equips it, it can destroy another one and equip it as well. Tate says "Frightfur Bear" can now attack three times, making Yuya lose all his monsters. Sora finishes that he can finish Yuya off with a direct attack. As Yuya is frustrated about his impending loss, Skip wonders if this is the power of Fusion Monsters, while Ally asks if Yuya is really going to lose. Zuzu reassures her that Yuya is fine; he won't just give up from a situation like this. Sora says he will destroy Yuya's ace, "Odd-Eyes", first. Yuya thinks about the effect of "Toy Parade"; each time "Frightfur Bear" destroys a monster, it becomes a multi-attacking monster that can increase its ATK. If the combo succeeds, he will lose. Therefore, his only option is to negate the destruction of "Odd-Eyes", and to accomplish this, he will need an Action Card. Yuya dashes off and spots an Action Card stuck on a candy cane. Sora yells, "I don't think so!" ("Hey! I know what you're up to!" in the English version) and jumps on the hand of "Frightfur Bear". As he runs, Yuya calls out to "Odd-Eyes" and mounts it.
"Frightfur Bear" throws Sora to where the Action Card is, to the surprise of everyone watching the Duel. He manages to grab the card before Yuya can get there. Sora leaps through several candy structures before landing on the hand of "Frightfur Bear". Yuya's friends are surprised by Sora's agility, with Skip wondering what school Sora attended (in the English version, Skip comments that Sora must have springs in his legs). Sora says in order to get Action Cards, one had to utilize their monsters well; destroying "Hip Hippo" was the right decision. Yuya asks if Sora planned this far ahead. Sora starts his Battle Phase as he somersaults off of "Frightfur Bear" (in the English version, Sora says he didn't want to make this Duel easy for Yuya). He attacks "Odd-Eyes" with "Frightfur Bear", but Yuya activates his Set "Command Performance", as he controls a "Performapal" monster. This lets Yuya switch the attacking monster to Defense Position. "Sword Fish" flashes a rainbow-colored light, causing "Frightfur Bear" to cover its eyes. Sora activates the Action Card he got earlier, "Candy Coat".
A piece of candy floats down, unwraps and transforms into a pair of sunglasses that allow "Frightfur Bear" to get through to the blinding light. Yuya exclaims, "What?!" and Sora explains that this turn, a monster he controls is unaffected by Spell and Trap Cards; also, it cannot be destroyed by battle. He calls this too bad and says had Yuya gotten the card, he would have protected "Odd-Eyes" with it. Yuya curses and Sora continues his attack. "Frightfur Bear" punches "Odd-Eyes", knocking Yuya off and sending it crashing down into the lake behind them. Yuya is devastated by his ace monster's destruction as his LP fall to 500. He yells, "Odd-Eyes!" Ally yells Yuya's name again (in the English version, Ally asks if "Odd-Eyes" really was destroyed). Yuya begins to tear up and places his goggles over his eyes, bemoaning the destruction of his ace monster.
Sora asks if Yuya is alright because he took a lot of damage from that attack (in the English version, Sora tries to cheer Yuya up because he has some LP left). Skip says Yuya's defeat is guaranteed; he can understand the frustration of defeat (in the English version, Skip knows people don't like defeat, but they must find a way to deal with it). Zuzu says this isn't all; "Odd-Eyes" is what lets Yuya have the courage to press onwards. It is also the symbol of the Pendulum Summoning Yuya created. Tate notes that Yuya's heart was damaged, while Frederick yells at Yuya not to lose. Zuzu mutters Yuya's name again. Sora says he will leave his depressed teacher alone and take "Odd-Eyes" (in the English version, Sora says he knows Yuya can't stop him at this point, as "Frightfur Bear" will use his monsters against him). He orders "Frightfur Bear" to equip "Odd-Eyes" and it salutes. Yuya grabs his pendant as he recalls another memory of his childhood.
In a playground, a young Yuya is looking around for his lost pendant. He is on the verge of tears as his father, Yusho, asks what's wrong. Yuya tells him he lost his pendulum. Yusho says this is a problem indeed. He tells Yuya if he keeps on being sad and crying about it, nothing good will come out of it. He also tells his son to keep his chin up and laugh whenever he felt like crying. If he does, he will be able to move forward. Yuya continues to cry and Yusho encourages him to heed this advice. Yuya looks up and his previous sulky expression is replaced by an excited one. He exclaims that he found his pendulum, which is hanging from a tree branch. Yusho congratulates Yuya for following his advice.
Back in the present, Yuya repeats his father's advice, "When you feel like crying, laugh". He grins and starts to laugh, to the confusion of everyone present. As he continues to laugh and remove his goggles, Yuya thinks if he can keep his heart in Defense Position, there is no way he can enjoy Dueling. He reaffirms his vow to bring fun, entertaining Duels to other people. If he can't enjoy his Duels, he can't cheer up people. Yuya looks up at the enlarged pendulum swinging between his two Pendulum Monsters. His Duel Disk's interface gives off a signal and Yuya wonders what this means. He realizes that this is his Extra Deck, but he did not have any cards there before. He presses the button on the touch screen and a tab pulls out "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon", shocking him.
Frightfur Bear" continues to fish for "Odd-Eyes" at the lake. It appears puzzled that it couldn't find it. Sora is just as puzzled as his monster is. Yuya reveals that "Odd-Eyes" is not in the Graveyard, but it is in the Extra Deck. His friends are surprised, and Zuzu wonders how "Odd-Eyes" was sent there. Sora displays the same surprise, then starts to laugh. He calls this awesome; destroyed Pendulum Monsters are sent to the Extra Deck instead of the Graveyard. This is the first time Sora had heard of this. If the monster was not sent to the Graveyard, "Frightfur Bear" cannot equip it. Sora ends his turn, leaving him excited for Yuya's next move.
Yuya agrees and begins his turn, yelling, "The fun has just begun!" He draws "Performapal Cheermole" and says the actors have gathered (in the dub, Yuya is relieved that he drew a good card). He does a somersault and declares a Pendulum Summon. As the Pendulum Scale of "Stargazer Magician" is 1, while the Scale of "Timegazer Magician" is 8, Yuya can Pendulum Summon monsters of Levels 2 to 7. He Pendulum Summons "Cheermole", a new Pendulum Monster, in Defenese Position. "Cheermole" frantically looks around before diving underground. Yuya also Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" from his Extra Deck. Tate exclaims that Yuya can Pendulum Summon monsters from the Extra Deck as well; Frederick exclaims he is getting the shivers. Skip is impressed by the power of Pendulum Monsters; when they are destroyed, they are sent to the Extra Deck, allowing players to bring them back via Pendulum Summon over and over again. He calls them burning hot as a result. Yuya decides to let his "Performapal" monsters take the lead and activates the effect of "Sword Fish" to reduce the ATK of "Frightfur Bear" by 600. He presents his friends with a simple math problem: 3000 - 600. Ally, Frederick, and Tate respond with a simultaneous "2400!" Zuzu says the ATK of "Odd-Eyes" is 2500, letting it destroy "Frightfur Bear". Yuya tells his friends they are correct.
Sora says the only other card he has besides "Frightfur Bear" is the "Punch-in-the-Box" that he had Set the last turn; even if he activates it, "Timegazer" can just negate it. He realizes he cannot prevent the destruction of "Frightfur Bear". Yuya says Sora is correct once again and Sora says even if "Odd-Eyes" destroys "Frightfur Bear", he will only take 100 damage, which is not enough to defeat him this turn. Yuya says, "I wonder about that", confusing Sora. Yuya activates the effect of "Cheermole", as the monster leaps from its hole. He encourages his audience to look at the cheer of "Cheermole". "Cheermole" dances and waves its pom-poms, causing many hearts to fly out. Ally calls the dance cute. When "Cheermole" is finished, Yuya explains that its effect increases the ATK lost by an effect that lowers ATK by 1000. "Cheermole" jumps up and releases more hearts at "Sword Fish", surrounding it in a red aura. "Sword Fish" creates after-images of itself that pin down and shrink "Frightfur Bear" again, reducing its ATK from 3000 to 1400. Tate says the ATK-reducing effect of "Swordfish" shot up from 600 to 1600. Frederick tackles Tate and yells the shivers are coming, to the latter's chagrin (this moment is cut from the English version).
Sora realizes that "Odd-Eyes" is much stronger than "Frightfur Bear" now, while Yuya explains that when "Odd-Eyes" battles a Level 5 or higher monster, the damage inflicted is doubled. Yuya encourages his friends to yell "Battle Phase!" altogether with him, and they do so in excitement. He attacks "Frightfur Bear" with "Odd-Eyes", yelling "Spiral Flame Strike!". "Frightfur Bear" struggles to free itself from the "Sword Fish" before being destroyed by the blast. The attack knocks Sora into a dollop of whipped cream, reducing his LP to 0. Tate and Frederick exclaim that Yuya did it, while Zuzu sighs in relief.
"Sweets Island" disappears and Yuya finds Sora sitting in front of a wall. He walks up to him and reminds him of the promise he made earlier. Since Yuya won, he will not make Sora his apprentice (in the English version, Yuya congratulates Sora for being the most clever opponent he faced, which means he does not need coaching). Sora leaps up in excitement and says Dueling with him was cool, while addressing Yuya by his first name. Yuya is confused why Sora did that. The young boy replies that since he can't be Yuya's apprentice, he can just be his friend. Yuya starts to protest, but Skip interrupts, saying they're friends now. Students of Duel School are equals, after all (in the English version, Skip decides to discount Sora's tuition, since Sora became friends with Yuya).
He asks Sora if he will join You Show Duel School. Sora accepts and he says You Show is a lot more interesting than LID. Skip is excited that Sora said yes (in the English version, Skip also decides to use the tuition to pay the month's electric bill), and runs off to get the paperwork. Yuya asks Sora how he learned to Fusion Summon if he is not an LID student. Sora replies that Fusion Summoning is normal where he came from. Yuya asks exactly what the place is, but Sora tells him not to worry about it, since they are friends now. Yuya dismisses Sora's statement as a bad reason and says he did not recall approving Sora as his friend. Sora puts a hand on Yuya's shoulder and says it's a pleasure to meet him. Yuya turns around and angrily says Sora is getting ahead of himself again (in the English version, Sora claims he is too hungry to talk about it now and invites himself to Yuya's house for dinner; Yuya is frustrated that Sora invited himself again and Sora offers to watch a movie, go to the mall, or play video games with him after dinner). Sora is excited to Duel Yuya again and Yuya yells he will not accept this. Their other friends continue to laugh at them.
A masked man stands outside LID in an alley as people walk by. He looks up at the building, holding an LID badge in his hand. Inside LID, Sylvio attacks "Power Dart Striker" with "Mobius the Frost Monarch". "Mobius" materializes an Ice Lance" and charges past "Power Dart Striker," reducing Kakimoto's LP to zero. Kakimoto says the new cards Sylvio's got are ridiculously strong (in the English version, Kakimoto complains that it isn't fair that Sylvio has better cards than him). Sylvio corrects him, claiming that he's what's ridiculously strong, his friends finishing the sentence. Sylvio promptly comments "Oh yes!" in English.
He grins, claiming that what is important is the skill of the Duelist, calculated tactics, precise decision making, a tough spirit, gifted looks, then adding "and the perfect combination of these is..." ("skills that pay the bills, and that give the thrills, so let's give it up for..." in the English version) to which his friends finish "Sylvio!" Sylvio replies again in English "Yes, yes!" Simply put, he claims, those who deserve to win will, a perfect Duelist, and that is... (in the English version, Sylvio admits he has a rather large ego, which his friends agree to) His friends cheer his name again, and Sylvio agrees, but he requests to be called "Neo Sylvio" with his new cards.
His friends agree, and Sylvio says "Okay, okay, ladies and gentlemen!" The similarities to Yuya Sakaki are not lost on Ootomo, who comments that "he" actually influenced Sylvio a bit, and Yamabe asks if he means Yuya Sakaki (in the English version, Sylvio asks if there's anyone who can beat him, while Ootomo and Yamabe remind Sylvio that Yuya defeated him in their last Duel). Sylvio is infuriated at the mere mention of Yuya, much to his friends' disdain, and Sylvio remembers his embarrassing loss at the hands of "Block Spider". He furiously claims that the reason he lost was because of the cards, just because he wasn't lucky enough to have Pendulum Cards. Yamabe is shocked, and Ootomo points out that this contradicts what Sylvio just said. Kakimoto points out the Sylvio actually did have the cards since he'd tricked Yuya into giving them to him. Sylvio vows to do whatever it takes to beat Yuya. He tells him to wash his neck and wait.
The individual in question is washing his face at You Show Duel School with the other boys, while Zuzu stands by with some towels. Yuya comments that it feels great, and Frederick agrees that it gives him the shivers. Sora comments that after sweating oneself out in a Duel, they've got to do this right (in the English version, Sora wonders why Frederick is the way he is). Zuzu points out some dirt on the back of Yuya's neck and tells him to be sure to wash it properly. Yuya agrees twice, and Zuzu points out that he only needs to say it once (in the English version, Zuzu tells Yuya to leave already, since it doesn't take that long to freshen up; Yuya replies it will take a while to get ready, and Zuzu reminds him they've been in the bathroom for an hour; Yuya says he knows, since the smell of success doesn't wash off easily).
Later, Zuzu is walking home with ice cream for the boys, muttering to Ally that if they wanted ice cream that much they should have gotten it themselves (in the English version, Zuzu tells Ally to remind her not to get ice cream for anyone if she has a craving for it). She recalls the excited foursome as they leap up and down, chanting "ice cream!". Ally points out that Zuzu still got them anyway, and she says tells "big-sister Zuzu" that she's really nice (in the English version, Ally is concerned about sharing Frederick's favorite ice cream flavor). Zuzu then bends down and tells Ally to be quiet, as she sees Ootomo and Yamabe walking on the top of the bank, Ootomo speaking of Sylvio's supposedly renewed efforts to defeat Yuya. Zuzu and Ally gasp in shock as Ootomo continues that Sylvio would attack Yuya's weaknesses with devastating results. Zuzu gets a determined look on her face, and Yamabe tells Ootomo that they'd better hurry, as Sylvio gets even more selfish when he's hungry. They leave, and the two girls follow them.
At the harbor warehouses, the masked man is standing on one of the roofs, looking at the LID building. Inside one of the warehouses, which has a dartboard on the wall, Yamabe and Ootomo arrive, apologizing for being late, and Sylvio, sitting with Kakimoto, chides them. Yamabe apologizes again, and he tells Sylvio that they got his "Sweet Milk Apple Berry Pie with Honey." (in the English version, Yamabe tries to make things up to Sylvio and offers to feed him personally or chew his food for him) Outside, Zuzu looks at warehouse number 52, as Ally asks whether they should let "big-brother Yuya" know. Zuzu remembers that during the last Duel, Yuya tried desperately to save her, and now decides to return the favor. She hands Ally the ice cream and tells her to head back to You Show first, before running around the corner. The masked man turns and sees her, and gasps when he sees her face, seemingly surprised at her presence.
As Sylvio takes a bite out of his food, Zuzu rips the door open, and Sylvio begins choking as Zuzu calls him a coward (in the English version, Zuzu yells that she knew what Sylvio was planning). Ootomo hands him a water bottle, which he begins frantically drinking as Zuzu reminds him of what he said, and says that she will not allow his plans to continue. Sylvio gasps for air, asking why Zuzu is at the warehouse (in the English version, Sylvio asks to at least let him eat his pie).
Zuzu replies that she doesn't need to explain herself to Sylvio, and points out the pie crumbs still on his mouth, to his surprise and annoyance. One of his friends hands him a napkin to clean his face with. He begins to tell Zuzu that she's fallen into his trap (in the dub, Sylvio wonders what Zuzu is having a fit about), but Zuzu interrupts, telling Sylvio to Duel her. A flustered Sylvio tries to continue, but Zuzu doesn't let him, declaring her victory assured (in the English version, Zuzu taunts Sylvio for being afraid of losing again). Sylvio attempts to boast further, but Zuzu makes insinuations on his courage. Sylvio snaps at her to let him talk, but Zuzu doesn't want to listen, calling him a coward, a sore-loser, and a second-rate Duelist (in the English version, Zuzu calls Sylvio a chicken, but Sylvio insists he isn't one, which Zuzu agrees to, because refusing to Duel her would be insulting to a chicken). Sylvio takes offense to the last one, and Zuzu continues, calling him third-rate, fourth-rate, and a hundredth-rate (in the dub, Zuzu taunts Sylvio further by clucking like a chicken). Sylvio shakes with anger, saying she's gone too far.
Ally continues to run home. Kakimoto shuts the door of the warehouse, and Yuzu turns, holding her Duel Disk. Sylvio walks across to face her, saying that she may still retract her insult. Zuzu replies in the negative and repeats her insult (in the dub, Sylvio asks Zuzu if she's afraid, wondering who the chicken is now; Zuzu says the chicken is still him, and she's seen his bird-brained skills against Yuya). Sylvio attaches his Duel Disk to his wrist, warning her that he'll make her regret not knowing her place.
And then Kakimoto screams, much to the shock of both Duelists. He's thrown back from the open door as the masked Duelist walks in. Yamabe and Ootomo run up behind Sylvio as he asks the Duelist who he is. The Duelist tells Zuzu to back down, and she asks him what he's doing (in the English version, the Duelist hopes he was not interrupting anything, while Zuzu asks who he is), but he's focusing on the LID badge pinned to Sylvio's collar. As Kakimoto joins his friends, Sylvio asks if the Duelist is supposed the knight in shining armor (in the English version, Sylvio is angry at the Duelist for interrupting their Duel).
The Duelist flings his cloak aside, activating a purple Duel Disk with a strange body, something that Sylvio picks up on. He asks if the Duelist isn't going to answer his questions. Zuzu protests, asking what the Duelist is doing, interfering. Zuzu tries to assert her place in the Duel, but he stops her and says he does not want her hurt, much to her surprise. Sylvio remarks sarcastically how admirable the knight is, and more seriously tells him that he should leave it at that so as not to embarrass himself (in the English version, Sylvio decides to Duel "Mr. Mystery" instead, and if he [Sylvio] wins, the Duelist must remove his mask). His opponent unresponsive, Sylvio says that he has the perfect chance to try his new Deck, and expresses confidence in his victory. The Duel begins, with the masked man being labeled as "Unknown."
The masked Duelist decides to go first, and Sylvio tells him to go ahead. The Duelist Sets all five cards in his hand face-down, much to the shock of the onlookers. He ends his turn and Sylvio laughs, mocking his effort as pitiful after such a gallant display. Yamabe tells Sylvio to end him, Sylvio goads the masked man, asking him if he did not draw a single monster. The man is unresponsive, and Sylvio begins his turn (in the dub, Sylvio mocks the Duelist for being cool coming in, but pulling off a lame move like that, with Yamabe wondering if the Duelist did not have a monster in his opening hand; Sylvio taunts the Duelist for wearing the mask to hide his embarrassment, and the Duelist simply responds that Sylvio has to beat him first to see if it's true).
Ally, meanwhile, has finally gotten back to the Duel School, calling out Yuya's name. She trips into Yuya's arms, with Frederick catching the ice cream. Yuya asks if she's okay. As Sora and Frederick bemoan the melted ice-cream, Ally tells Yuya that Zuzu is in danger.
Back at the warehouse, Sylvio exclaims that he'll show the Duelist his "perfect Dueling", and he draws a card. He asks the Duelist to allow him to use those Set cards of his, and Special Summons "Escher the Frost Vassal" from his hand since his opponent controls at least two Set Spell or Trap Cards. Then he tributes it to Tribute Summon "Mobius the Frost Monarch". Kakimoto cheers that in an instant, Sylvio Summoned a 2400 ATK monster. Sylvio activates the effect of "Mobius," as it was Tribute Summoned, destroying two of his opponent's Spell or Trap Cards. "Mobius" forms a sphere of ice in its hands, then tosses it at the Duelist's "Phantom Spear" and "The Phantom Knights of Shadow Veil", destroying them. Sylvio continues, activating the Spell Card "Tribute Carnival" from his hand, allowing him to Tribute Summon again after doing so successfully. Zuzu is shocked that he's going to Tribute the 2400 ATK "Mobius" to Summon another monster (in the English version, Zuzu dreads what is coming next, since she knows that carnivals are supposed to be fun), and Sylvio confirms it, Tributing "Mobius" to Summon "Mobius the Mega Monarch".
His friends cheer, as Sylvio explains that he'd usually have to Tribute two monsters to Summon "Mobius the Mega Monarch," but he can Tribute Summon it with one Tribute by Tributing a monster that was Tribute Summoned itself. Then he activates the effect of "Mega Monarch" as it was Tribute Summoned, destroying three of his opponent's Spell or Trap Cards. "Mobius" forms ice tornadoes in both fists. Kakimoto asks the masked man why he doesn't use the cards before they get destroyed, but Sylvio points out that that would be pointless, as if "Mobius the Mega Monarch" was Tribute Summoned by Tributing a WATER monster (Mobius the Frost Monarch), the targeted cards can't be activated in response. He tells his monster to freeze and shatter, declaring "Blizzard Destruction". The remaining cards, "Mystical Space Typhoon" and two more copies of "The Phantom Knights of Shadow Veil" are both destroyed by the fired blizzard, something that both Zuzu and the Duelist feel, despite it not being an Action Field.
Sylvio grins, commenting that with this, the Duelist's field is empty and his hand is at zero. On top of that, he doesn't even have any wall monsters. His gallant display was for nothing, he says, and Zuzu agrees and says that she had been better off fighting the match herself. The Duelist silences her with a glare. Sylvio mock apologizes to the masked man for supposedly showing him the reality of the situation. When the Duelist doesn't respond, Sylvio declares his Battle Phase, attacking directly with "Mobius". The spikes on the armor of "Mobius" begin to extend and a blizzard begins blowing. As Zuzu gasps, the Duelist activates the effects of the "The Phantom Knights of Shadow Veil" in his Graveyard. Sylvio and his friends are all shocked that the Duelist is going to activate a Spell Card from his Graveyard, and the Duelist explains that when a direct attack is declared, he can Special Summon as many of them from the Graveyard as possible as monsters, and he does so, Special Summoning them all in Defense Position, but they'll be banished when they are sent to the Graveyard.
As the blizzard blows, Zuzu asks if the Duelist Set the cards with the intention to Special Summon them like that (in the English version, Zuzu questions if the real mystery is the Duelist's identity, or the way he Duels). Sylvio snorts, pointing out that they're just wall monsters that he Summoned while he was flustered, and he attacks one of them with "Mobius", which charges through one with "Sleet Spike Smash," destroying and banishing it. Sylvio isn't concerned, and he Sets a card to end his turn, commenting that he'll let him live for another turn. Kakimoto cheers that Neo Sylvio is the best.
The Duelist draws, telling Sylvio that there will be no next turn for him (in the English version, the Duelist says if Sylvio doesn't believe that he can end it now, he'll just have to watch for himself). Sylvio is surprised as the Duelist admits that he thought Sylvio would put up more of a fight, but he doesn't feel the sharpness of a blade or the power of a bullet from Sylvio's Dueling (in the English version, the Duelist says there's a better way to learn the truth about someone than seeing just his face; it's about the passion of his plays). Not even a fragment of it. Sylvio's lackeys laugh. The Duelist comments that all the conditions have been met, now that he has two monsters with the same Level on his field (in the English version, the Duelist replies that who Sylvio is Dueling against is someone who understands Dueling more than Sylvio or his lackeys ever will, someone who Duels for more than just themselves).
He overlays the two Level 4 "Shadow Veils" and constructs the Overlay Network. They transform into purple swirls and disappear into a galaxy-portal. Sylvio and Zuzu gasp in shock as the Duelist chants "Formed from pitch-black darkness, to fight those foolish enough to oppose its treacherous fangs! Xyz Summon! Rank 4! Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon!" ("It is like me: Cloaked in shadows and relentless in its objective, only its objective is to destroy!" in the English version) The Dragon appears behind him with 2500 ATK.
The others are all impressed that the Duelist Summoned a monster from his Extra Deck, as Xyz Summoning is a class that only the top students at LID choose to take (this scene is cut from the English version). Sylvio claps, admitting to being surprised when the Duelist Xyz Summoned so quickly, but pointing out that its ATK falls short of that of "Mobius". The Duelist explains that Xyz Monsters show their true power by using the souls of their Overlay Units to annihilate their foes. Sylvio expresses disinterest, so the Duelist says that he'll have Sylvio bear witness to their power. He activates the effect of "Dark Rebellion": by detaching an Overlay Unit, it can halve the ATK of a Level 5 or higher monster on the field and increase its own ATK by that amount until the End Phase. The Dragon's wings unfold, and they shoot out purple lightning that binds "Mobius", reducing it to 1400 ATK, while increasing the ATK of "Dark Rebellion" to 3900 ATK with "Treason Discharge".
Everyone is horrified, but the Duelist uses the effect again, detaching the last Overlay Unit to halve the ATK of "Mobius" again, this time to 700, while adding the lost ATK to "Dark Rebellion", for a total of 4600. Then, the Duelist declares his Battle Phase, attacking "Mobius the Mega Monarch" with "Dark Rebellion". As its wings spark, he orders it to crush that glacier with its fangs, and it flies forwards with its tusks glowing as it attacks with "Mauling Mandible Charge". It stabs "Mobius" and it explodes, throwing Sylvio backwards. Debris goes flying, and the Duelist rushes forward to shield Zuzu, a stone cracking the lens of one of his goggles. The hangar itself is damaged, as Sylvio rises unsteadily to his feet, his Life Points falling to 100. Kakimoto asks what's going on, Ootomo points out that they felt the impact despite it not being an Action Field, and Kakimoto asks if the monster's power was what sent them flying. Yamabe expresses fear.
Stepping, forward, the Duelist tells Sylvio that he'll only ask once and Sylvio will answer him properly. He holds up the badge, and asks if it's from LID, asking what Sylvio knows about Duel Academy. Sylvio doesn't seem to know what he means and the Duelist yells at him for playing dumb. Sylvio protests that he's telling the truth; everyone enrolled in LID has a badge like that, and he doesn't know anything about Duel Academy. Declaring that he has no more business with Sylvio, the Duelist turns to leave, but Sylvio points out that the Duel isn't over yet, and he activates his Trap Card, "Ice Rage", which, since an Aqua-Type monster was destroyed in battle, destroys one monster on his opponent's field and inflicts damage equal to its ATK. He targets "Dark Rebellion" to inflict its 4600 ATK to the Duelist, declaring that he had prepared for such and now he will win (in the English version, Sylvio agrees with the notion that one's biggest strength is also their weakness).
The Dark Duelist expresses his contempt; Sylvio is furious, as, without even turning around, the Duelist activates the effect of his "Phantom Spear" Continuous Spell Card from his Graveyard, which, by banishing itself from the Graveyard, can negate an opponent's Trap and destroy it. The spear appears from a Graveyard portal as the Duelist further explains that it will also inflict 100 damage to Sylvio. Sylvio panics, knowing that the spear's impact will be real, and repeatedly begs the Duelist to wait, but the Duelist tells Sylvio to experience the rage and sorrow of the battlefield, and turns to point as the spear fires at Sylvio (in the English version, the Duelist finishes the Duel because Sylvio wanted to finish it). Sylvio is hurled against the wall and pinned to it by the spear - but it's only pierced his jacket. His LP are reduced to zero and the holograms vanish.
The Duelist removes his mask, and the flames from his previous attack, still smoldering on the floor, cast light on his face - he bears a striking resemblance to Yuya. Zuzu and Sylvio recognize him in shock, and Sylvio passes out. His friends flee with his unconscious body, Ootomo taking charge. Zuzu asks "Yuya" why he looks like that (in the English version, Zuzu wonders how "Yuya" got here so fast), but then her bracelet begins to glow blindingly, and when the light fades, "Yuya" is gone. She calls out Yuya's name, and he answers, running in, asking if she's okay. Zuzu asks if Yuya is "Yuya", and he asks he what she's talking about. Zuzu realizes that the Duelist wasn't Yuya, but Yuya doesn't know what she means, and he asks why the place smells like smoke. As he comments on the smell of burning, Zuzu sees the faces of Yuya and the masked Duelist in her mind.
Declan's mother and Leo Corporation's president, Henrietta Akaba, arrives in Japan, learning from Declan about how Yuya created Pendulum Summoning, as well as how a Xyz wielder injured Sylvio, who believes Yuya to be the culprit. Henrietta and Sylvio's flunkies show up at You Show Duel School to accuse Yuya of being the culprit and names Zuzu as a witness. Although Zuzu herself is uncertain about who she saw, she decides to believe in Yuya. As a result, Henrietta challenges the You Show Duel School to a three-against-three match between their respective students, threatening to absorb You Show into LID should they lose. With the students accepting the challenge, Yuya steps up first to face up against LID's top Xyz user, Dipper O'rion. Meanwhile, Declan sneaks into the You Show Duel School to spectate.
Zuzu narrates the events that have occurred before Yuya's Duel against Dipper. A Yuya look-alike ambushed Sylvio and defeated him in a Duel. Because of this, the Leo Institute of Dueling chairwoman, Henrietta, used Sylvio's defeat as an excuse to take over You Show Duel School.
As the Duel starts, Yuya declares that he will not let LID buy You Show (in the dub, Yuya says he's ready for whatever Dipper can throw at him). Henrietta notes that Yuya is an energetic boy and wonders how long he can keep it up. She urges Dipper to show his abilities. In a corner of the room, Declan lingers in a disguise. Dipper says, "Understood, chairwoman," ("With great pleasure, Madam Chairwoman" in the English version) and goes first. He Normal Summons "Constellar Algiedi". Dipper activates its effect, Special Summoning a Level 4 "Constellar" monster from his hand. "Algiedi" releases a burst of blue light from its staff as Dipper Special Summons "Constellar Kaus". Dipper activates the effect of "Kaus", increasing or decreasing the Level of a "Constellar" monster he controls by 1 up to twice per turn. "Kaus" forms an arrow in its hand and fires it from its bow into the air. It explodes and particles shower "Algiedi", increasing its Level to 5. Dipper uses the effect again on "Kaus", making it Level 5. He overlays his two Level 5 monsters for an Xyz Summon. Dipper chants, "Light of the stars, come descend and shake this very earth!" as he Xyz Summons "Constellar Pleiades" in Attack Position. Yuya mutters, "This is the Xyz..." Tate wonders why "Pleiades" has a Rank instead of a Level. Sora asks if Tate did not know that much. He explains the mechanics of Xyz Summons. Multiple monsters of the same Level can be used to Special Summon an Xyz Monster of an equivalent Rank from the Extra Deck. Ally asks what the lights orbiting around "Pleiades" are. Sora says these are Overlay Units, which can be used to activate that Xyz Monster's effects. Dipper ends his turn. Henrietta wonders about Yuya's reaction of seeing Xyz Summons if he truly was the one who attacked Sylvio.
Yuya begins his turn. He places "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right. Declan starts to glance at the Duel. Yuya Pendulum Summons "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" in Attack Position. Yuya's friends cheer at the Pendulum Summons, while Henrietta is intrigued that she witnessed Pendulum Summoning for the first time. Dipper asks Yuya if he is Xyz Summoning. Yuya insists he was not the one who attacked Sylvio; he never Xyz Summoned before (in the English version, Dipper comments this is the Summoning technique he heard about; Yuya replies it's the star of the show that will prevent You Show from being bought by LID). Zuzu thinks that Yuya is fighting for You Show and it would do her no good if she does not believe in him (in the English version, Zuzu hopes Yuya is right; if he's wrong, You Show would be gone).
Dipper says Yuya will not be much of a challenge regardless and he will lose (in the English version, Dipper says if Pendulum Summoning is the star of the show, it should shine). Yuya maintains his confidence and thinks he will win. He activates the effect of "Sword Fish", reducing the ATK of "Pleiades" by 600 until the End Phase. Gong exclaims that "Odd-Eyes" is now the stronger monster. Yuya declares the start of his Battle Phase and hops on to "Odd-Eyes". He attacks "Pleiades", as Dipper smugly calls the attack within his expectations. He activates the effect of "Pleiades", detaching an Overlay Unit to return a card on the field to its owner's hand. As "Pleiades" absorbs an Overlay Unit into its fist, "Odd-Eyes" is enveloped in orange light and disappears, causing Yuya to fall to the ground. Tate is surprised that "Odd-Eyes" disappeared. Yuya hits the ground and Zuzu screams his name. Yuya gets up and Dipper says everything he does is within his expectations (in the dub, Dipper taunts Yuya; the star attraction got stage fright). From the sidelines, Sora mutters, "As are you." ("we'll see" in the English version) Dipper asks Yuya what he will do next. Yuya curses and mutters that he cannot beat "Pleiades" with "Sword Fish". He takes "Sword Fish" with one hand and looks around the field.
He sees multiple shooting stars from above. One of them hits a nearby building, revealing the location of an Action Card. Dipper speculates that Yuya is looking for an Action Card and explains that they appear where shooting stars fall (in the English version, Dipper mockingly asks, "Going somewhere, Yuya?"). Before Yuya can reach the card, "Pleiades" blocks his path. A frustrated Yuya turns to Dipper, who chuckles and holds up the card he was after. Yuya asks where Dipper got the card and the LID student replies that this field is his specialty, as he memorized the timing and locations of every Action Card. Yuya turns and runs to look for another Action Card, which reveals itself to be in another building. Once again, "Pleiades" cuts him off. Dipper calls Yuya's efforts futile. Gong says this is bad, since Dipper knew everything around the field. Zuzu states that Dipper was not lying about specializing in that field (in the English version, Zuzu realizes that they played right into Henrietta's hands). Henrietta smirks in satisfaction, while Skip yells at Yuya to forgive him while encouraging him to fight with a hot-blooded spirit (in the English version, Skip apologizes for picking the wrong Action Field for Yuya). Dipper reminds Yuya that he will be disqualified if he spends another minute without playing a card. If Yuya chooses to continue, he will have to play a card or end his turn (in the English version, Dipper is confident because he never lost on "Cosmic Sanctuary", especially to a "You Show flunky" like Yuya). Caught between a rock and a hard place, Yuya Sets a card and ends his turn. The ATK of "Pleiades" returns to 2500.
Henrietta comments that Yuya must have a bad opponent to face (in the English version, Henrietta scoffs at the thought of Yuya being the next big thing). Dipper tells Yuya that he won 40 Duels in a row since mastering Xyz Summons. Defeating Yuya will make this his 41st win (in the dub, Dipper gloats that Xyz Summoning is superior to Pendulum Summoning; You Show is no match for LID). Dipper immediately starts his Battle Phase after drawing. He commands "Pleiades" to destroy "Sword Fish". "Pleiades" brings its sword down on "Sword Fish", destroying it and reducing Yuya to 2100 LP, horrifying his friends. Dipper chides Yuya for not resisting the attack and adds that Sylvio must have been lazy to let Yuya ambush him. Once again, Yuya asserts that he did not do it. Dipper reasserts that he does not care; Yuya will lose anyway and You Show will become part of LID. Yuya yells that he will not let this happen. Dipper beckons Yuya to try and stop him (in the English version, Dipper chides Yuya for lying about Pendulum Summoning and what he did to Sylvio; Yuya insists that the power of Pendulum Summoning is true, and Dipper backs up his statement with what he's seen so far). He Sets a card and ends his turn.
Yuya thinks that as long as "Pleiades" is on the field, it will return one of his monsters to his hand regardless of ATK. But it has only one Overlay Unit left. After drawing, Yuya Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" and "Performapal Turn Toad". Sora encourages Yuya to be more entertaining, since this is boring. Yuya yells at Sora that this isn't the time for that, causing the young boy to pout. Yuya mutters that he cannot afford to lose before seeing a shooting star reveal the location of another Action Card. He mounts "Odd-Eyes" and goes after the card. Henrietta calls Yuya a bold Duelist for showing his back against his enemy (in the English version, Henrietta wonders if Yuya did not learn from last time). As "Odd-Eyes" jumps across a dune and continues forward, Zuzu and Gong take notice of Yuya's protectiveness of You Show; this may hinder him from winning (in the English version, Zuzu wonders why Yuya is taking a risk; Gong says he doesn't know, but Yuya may be a different person for all that reckless Dueling). Zuzu recalls the masked Duelist's resemblance to Yuya and wonders if they could be one and the same. Back at the Duel, Yuya and "Odd-Eyes" are almost to the card's location, which is on the tip of a roof. Dipper activates the effect of "Pleiades", detaching an Overlay Unit to return "Odd-Eyes" to Yuya's hand, causing him to fall out of reach of the card. Gong realizes that Dipper timed the activation of the effect to cause Yuya to fall (in the English version, Gong exclaims this is bad). As Yuya slips from the roof, his friends scream his name. Yuya quickly activates his Set "Performapal Revival", as a monster he controlled left the field, letting him Special Summon a "Performapal" monster from his Graveyard. He Special Summons "Sword Fish" in Defense Position, grabs its hilt, and drives it into the roof's edge, saving himself from falling. From the ground, Dipper praises Yuya for the save, but Ally angrily criticizes him for the danger he put Yuya in, while Tate calls him out for doing anything to win; Frederick calls this a dirty tactic (in the English version, Tate wonders how Yuya will get out of this situation, while Frederick notes that Yuya swung like a pendulum). Yuya swings to the top of the roof and Dipper calls him persistent. Yuya manages to take the card, but Dipper activates the Action Card, "Cosmic Arrow". This destroys the Action Card Yuya picked up, since he added it to his hand outside of drawing. Dipper calls this too bad, since his opponent just got the card. Out of options, Yuya ends his turn, knowing that "Pleiades" is out of Overlay Units.
Dipper takes the next turn and draws "Constellar Sombre". He subsequently Summons it and activates its effect, banishing a "Constellar" monster from his Graveyard to add another "Constellar" to his hand. "Algiedi" rises from a Graveyard portal and vanishes, while "Kaus" rises from it as Dipper adds its card to his hand. Dipper continues that if he activated this effect this turn, he can Normal Summon another "Constellar" monster. He Summons "Kaus". Yuya realizes that with two monsters of the same Level, Dipper is ready for another Xyz Summon. Dipper interrupts with "not yet!" and activates the effect of "Kaus" twice to increase its Level and the Level of "Sombre" by 1. Yuya understands what's coming and Dipper overlays his two Level 5 LIGHT monsters to Xyz Summon another copy of "Constellar Pleiades" in Attack Position. Yuya confirms his suspicions as Dipper says he figured out his opponent's plan of depleting the Overlay Units of "Pleiades", all within his expectations. Sora mutters that Dipper's plan is also within his expectations (in the English version, Dipper says the first "Pleiades" will not be on the field for long, as he has other plans for it; Sora is afraid that it would go this way). Dipper says the requirements are met as he takes a card from his Extra Deck. He explains that the card he is about to Summon can be Summoned by using "Pleiades" as an Overlay Unit. Yuya exclaims, "Another Xyz?!". Dipper uses the "Pleiades" without Overlay Units to Xyz Summon "Constellar Ptolemy M7". As Yuya looks on in determination, Henrietta notes that You Show receiving his gift of Pendulum Summoning is a coincidence. No matter what, joining with LID is within their interests (in the English version, Henrietta tells the You Show group that at this point, it would be better for LID to buy You Show, that is if they would be willing to readmit the You Show students).
A shooting star reveals another Action Card and Yuya rides on "Turn Toad" in an attempt to reach it. Dipper calls Yuya stubborn; when will he ever learn? He activates the effect of "Pleiades", detaching an Overlay Unit to return "Turn Toad" to Yuya's hand. This causes Yuya to fall into an abyss between two floating stones, but he manages to grab hold of a stone just in time. He hoists himself up and continues for the card. Dipper starts his Battle Phase, attacking "Sword Fish" with "Pleiades". The sword of "Pleiades" glows purple and extends, allowing it to not only destroy "Sword Fish", but to also cleave away the pillars supporting the building the card is in. Zuzu and the other You Show students scream Yuya's name as debris rains down on him. Yuya steels himself and remembers his father's words of gathering courage and pressing on. He yells, "press forward!" and runs in. The building collapses entirely, as Dipper is satisfied that Yuya did not appear to make it outside.
To his surprise, Yuya survived, as he holds up the card he got triumphantly. Zuzu and Gong are relieved that Yuya made it out. Dipper calls Yuya's feat impossible; he should have fled while the building collapsed. Yuya tells him that if he did what he should have done, the Duel would not be exciting (in the English version, Yuya says the show will go on). Zuzu says this is typical of Yuya. Gong calls his feat a burning one, while the young students call it cool. Dipper says that even though Yuya got the Action Card, he will still lose. He attacks directly with "Ptolemy M7". As "Ptolemy M7" prepares its attack, its wings glow gold, but Yuya activates the Action Card he picked up, "Twinkle Comet". It reduces an opponent's monster's ATK by 1000 and inflicts 500 damage to the opponent. A meteor strikes "Ptolemy M7" on the chest, reducing its ATK to 1700. The attack continues, with Yuya being blown back and reduced to 400 LP. Dipper curses at Yuya for damaging him for the first time out of his 40 consecutive Duels. Sora calls Dipper's attitude within his expectations as well (in the dub, Dipper says Yuya is only prolonging the inevitable; if Yuya wanted to suffer more, Dipper would be glad to dish it out; Sora's line is cut from the English version). Enraged, Dipper activates the Continuous Spell Card, "Constellar Tempest". Since he controls two Xyz Monsters, Dipper can halve Yuya's LP during the End Phase. Dipper laughs maniacally and yells "Crush him!" Meteors rain down from the sky, all aimed at Yuya. Yuya frantically dodges them, but a meteor's explosion strikes Yuya from behind, bringing him down to 200 LP. The ATK of "Ptolemy M7" returns to 2700. Still in a maniacal state, Dipper says he will take down Yuya in the next turn, no matter what. Frederick and Ally criticize Dipper for his actions, but the LID Duelist snaps at them to shut up. To him, a Duel is a fight; in order to win, one cannot be picky about their tactics (in the English version, Frederick and Ally ask how Dipper should know; Dipper replies that he treats Dueling like a business because it would let him win more easily). Yuya yells at Dipper that he is wrong; he does not want anyone to get hurt (in the dub, Yuya believes Dueling is about the passion of the Duelist's plays). Zuzu remembers the masked Duelist telling her the same thing, increasing her suspicion of him being Yuya.
With newfound confidence, Yuya yells "Ladies and gentlemen!" and draws "Performapal Trampolynx". He Summons it and activates its effect to return a card he controls to his hand. He returns "Stargazer Magician". Tate and Frederick wonder why he pulled off that move, since this will disable Pendulum Summoning. He replaces the empty Pendulum Zone with "Turn Toad", to the surprise of everyone watching. Yuya tells them to watch closely as he sets the Pendulum Scales. Using the new Scales, he Pendulum Summons "Stargazer Magician". Declan wonders why Yuya would use it as a monster instead of a gate for Pendulum Summons. Yuya continues his act, Pendulum Summoning "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Dipper immediately activates the effect of "Pleiades", detaching an Overlay Unit to return "Odd-Eyes" to Yuya's hand, adding that showtime is over. Yuya corrects him; the main event always goes on. He activates the effect of "Stargazer", as a Pendulum Monster left his field; Yuya can Special Summon that monster. "Stargazer" glows with a blue aura and positions its staff in front of it. Yuya Special Summons "Odd-Eyes" back to the field. Frederick exclaims that "Odd-Eyes" can defeat "Pleiades" with its double damage effect, but Sora reminds him that Xyz Monsters have Ranks instead of Levels. He further explains that the effect does not double the ATK of "Odd-Eyes" when it attacks, only the battle damage it deals when battling Level 5 or higher monsters. Ally asks if Yuya can't win, but Sora reminds her that Yuya said it himself: the fun has just started (the children's lines are cut from the dub). Yuya announces his climax and activates the Pendulum effect of "Turn Toad", swapping the ATK and DEF of a Pendulum Monster he controls. "Turn Toad" leaps up and releases several stars, switching the ATK and DEF of "Stargazer Magician". Yuya follows up with "Magical Star Illusion", since he controls "Stargazer Magician". It increases the ATK of all monsters each player controls by the total Levels they control x100. Tate adds up the Levels of Yuya's monsters: "Odd-Eyes" is Level 7, "Stargazer" is Level 5 and "Trampolynx" is Level 2, totalling to 14. Gong notes that Yuya's monsters gain 1400 ATK as a result. Frederick asks if Dipper's monsters gained ATK too, but a slightly annoyed Sora starts to remind him this is not the case. Before he can continue, Tate says he understands; Xyz Monsters have Ranks instead of Levels. Ally finishes his sentence; the ATK of Dipper's monsters stays the same. Dipper is flabbergasted, tears streaming from his eyes in disbelief.
Yuya hops on to "Odd-Eyes" and commands it to attack "Ptolemy M7" with "Spiral Flame Strike". This reduces Dipper to 2300 LP. He commands "Stargazer Magician" to attack "Pleiades" with "Astronomy Attack". "Stargazer" forms a constellation with its staff, then sends it forward. It shatters "Pleiades" into many pieces, bringing Dipper to 1000 LP. Yuya finishes the Duel by attacking directly with "Trampolynx". As "Trampolynx" makes a move towards Dipper, he mutters, "My 41st win..." (in the English version, Dipper bemoans that he is allergic to cats) "Trampolynx" pounces backward on Dipper, catching him by folding its trampoline back on him. It unfolds itself, causing Dipper to spring up and hit the ceiling as his LP fall to 0. Yuya and his friends cheer over the victory. Skip cries tears of joy and calls the Duel hot-blooded. Henrietta smiles behind her fan, while Declan looks on, unnoticed. Yuya's friends continue to cheer for him. Zuzu remembers what Yuya said to Dipper; he did not want anyone to get hurt. Then she remembers what the masked Duelist said to her: he did not want Zuzu to get hurt (in the dub, Zuzu remembers that Yuya told her to trust her heart, but now her heart is confused).
Difference Between Anime Versions
- Some names are Americanized.
- Most, if not all of the music in the dub is rescored.
- The Pendulum Zone activation and point gauge sound effects are replaced with different ones than the originals.
- Dialog is added in some scenes to remove silence.
- Frederick's shivers are changed to dancing.
- Paint edits involve changes to the footage. General edits that involves digital paint goes under this category.
- An example of a paint edit in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, where Nico Smiley's moustache is edited. Left is the Japanese version and right is the dubbed version.
- Nico Smiley's mustache was lengthened to avoid resemblance to Adolf Hitler.
- The "LDS" (Leo Duel School) sign is changed to "LID" (Leo Institute of Dueling).
- The Duelist's names in the beginning of all Duels are removed and the LP counter is enlarged.
- Skirts and socks on female characters are lengthened to avoid any sexual implications.
- Most of the Japanese text is digitally painted out.
- When a Duelist is holding a card(s) in a way that it appears like they're flipping the bird, their hand is redrawn.
- A common example of this is when a Duelist is about to place a Pendulum Monster(s) in their Pendulum Zone(s) while holding Pendulum Monster(s).
- In advertisements, every card shown is digitally painted out.
- Some monsters are edited to correspond with their TCG artworks.
- The explanation of Action Duels before the beginning of an opening is cut.
- Some close up shots showing lots of text are cut. An example is a close up shot of a Poster with text or a close up shot of the contents of a book.
- Some scenes that are too violent to be shown are cut.
- 148 (total)
- Believe x Believe (Ep. 1 – 30)
- Burn! (Ep. 31 – 49)
- UNLEASH (Ep. 50 – 75)
- Trump Card (Ep. 76 – 98)
- LIGHT OF HOPE (Ep. 99 – 124)
- Pendulum Beat! (Ep. 125 – 147)
- One Step (Ep.1 – 30)
- Future fighter! (Ep. 31 – 49)
- ARC of Smile! (Ep. 50 – 75)
- Speaking (Ep. 76 – 98)
- Vision (Ep. 100 – 124)
- Dashing Pendulum (Ep. 125 – 147)
- Can you Feel the Power (Ep. 1 – 50)
- ??? (Ep. 50 – Present)
- Kensho Ono as Yuya Sakaki
- Arisa Kiyoto as Masumi Kotsu
- Daisuke Namikawa as Professor
- Hiroki Touchi as Yusho Sakaki
- Natsuki Hanae as Hokuto Shijima
- Ryoko Yui as Yuko Sakaki
- Shougo Yano as Shingo Sawatari
- Yamato Kinjo as Shun Kurosaki
- Yuuna Inamura as Serena & Yuzu Hiiragi
- Aoi Yuki as Mieru Hochun
- Arisa Shida as Young Yuya Sakaki
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiji Akaba
- Youhei Oobayashi as Noboru Gongenzaka
- Kengo Takanashi as Yaiba Todo
- Kikuko Fujimoto as Himika Akaba
- Mie Sonozaki as Sora Shiunin
- Mitsutaka Itakura as Shuzo Hiiragi
- Natsuki Hanae as Hokuto Shijima
- Kyoko Chikiri as Futoshi
- Manpei Takagi as Yuto
- Nanami Shinde as Tatsuya
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Rin
- Satomi Akesaka as Ayu
- Shinpei Takagi as Yugo
- Kensho Ono as Yuri
- Hiroshi Shirokuma as Gen Ankokuji
- Katsuhisa Houki as Mr. Sawatari
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as the Narrator
- Eri Saito as Mrs. Mokota
- Hajime Iijima as Nico Smile
- Masami Iwasaki as Mr. Gongenzaka
- Masamichi Kitada as Jean Michel Roger
- Shintarō Asanuma as Crow Hogan
- Takanori Hoshino as Jack Atlas
- Yuka Hirata as Melissa Claire
- Mina Fukui as Ruri Kurosaki
- Michael Liscio JR. as Yuya Sakaki (Young & Older)
- Kate Bristol as Masumi Kotsu
- as Professor
- as Yusho Sakaki
- as Hokuto Shijima
- as Yuko Sakaki
- as Shingo Sawatari
- as Shun Kurosaki
- Emily Jenness as Serena, Rin, Yuzu Hiiragi
- as Mieru Hochun
- as Reiji Akaba
- as Noboru Gongenzaka
- as Yaiba Todo
- as Himika Akaba
- as Sora Shiunin
- Billy Bob Thompson as Shuzo Hiiragi
- as Hokuto Shijima
- as Futoshi
- as Yuto
- as Tatsuya
- Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld as Ayu
- as Yugo
- as Yuri
- as Gen Ankokuji
- as Mr. Sawatari
- as the Narrator
- as Mrs. Mokota
- as Nico Smile
- as Mr. Gongenzaka
- as Jean-Michel Roger
- as Crow Hogan
- as Jack Atlas
- as Melissa Claire
- as Ruri Kurosaki
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