Season 1-13 – Evil Spirit of the Ring
“Trap of the Metamorpot! Flame Swordsman in Danger”
Aired Japan: July 11, 2000
Aired USA: Jan 26, 2002
Yami Yugi and Bakura begin their duel, but Yugi realizes that this isn’t Bakura at all! Its an evil spirit of some kind, that has the power of the Shadow Realm. Yami Yugi plays Tristan’s favorite card, the Cyber Commander. When the card pops out, its a 6 inch tall Tristan. His soul has been trapped in the card. He is very confused and is almost immediately killed by the evil spirit’s Magical Hat. Tristan goes to the card graveyard, and sees his name on a grave. Meanwhile, although Yami wants to avoid it, he knows he has to play the Flame Swordsman, Joey’s favorite card. A 6 inch tall Joey pops out.
Yami begins to tell Joey what’s going on, and Joey attacks the Magical Hat, and defeats it. But, then he defeats a card that makes all of the cards in Yami’s hand cards useless. He discards them, and draws more, including the Dark Magician, Yugi’s favorite card. Yami first plays a card that allows Tristan (Cyber Commander) to return to the game. Then he plays the Dark Magician. A 6 inch Yugi pops up. They wonder that if Yugi is down there, who is dueling. This is Yugi’s first real conscious awareness that Yami does exist, and is actually another consciousness. But the evil Bakura sends out another card that makes the rest of Yami’s hand useless. He draws again, and gets Taya’s favorite card.
He plays it, and a 6 inch Taya pops up. The evil spirit sends out the Man-Eater Bug. Joey defeats it, but at the same time, he is deated, and lands in the graveyard. He finds the Duel Monsters equivalent of the Grim Reaper and he starts to run away. Back at the duel, the three that are left continue to fight, and Yami manages to restore Joey, just in time. But the evil spirit sends out the Change of Heart cards, which has the real Bakura’s soul trapped inside. The Change of Heart card is supposed to make then opponent’s cards turn against each other, but Bakura wants to help them, and inhabits the evil spirit’s cards. Yugi manages to defeat the evil spirit, and all is returned to normal. But, just as soon as they come back out of the shadow realm, the hear Mai scream, and the FIVE of them (looks like Bakura joined the group) run to see what has happened.