Season 2-84 – The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 3
“Shatter the Darkness – God’s One Blow!” (闇を砕け 神の一撃!)
Aired Japan: November 27, 2001
Aired USA: September 13, 2003
Bakura tells Yugi that it’s all over. The card that he has just drawn will destroy him. Yugi tells Bakura to just make his move. So Bakura summons Jowgen the Spiritualist. Yugi demands to know Bakura’s plan. Joey is stumped. He asks what that card does. Tristan thinks Joey should know these kind of things. Bakura laughs. He explains that by discarding one card from his hand, Jowgen can destroy all monsters that were Special Summoned onto the field, including Dark Necrofear! Mai states that Yugi summoned Dark Necrofear with a Magig card, so Bakura can destroy it. Téa exclaims that the “dark magic thing with all the eyeballs” will then be released, and Mai nods her head. Bakura discards a card from his hand, and Jowgen destroys Dark Necrofear. With him gone, Dark Sanctuary returns. Bakura says that he can now spell out the final letter of Destiny Board in just one more turn.
Joey exclaims that he’s freaked out with Dark Sanctuary back. Mai tells Joey to snap out of it and cheer for Yugi. Joey tells Yugi that he knows he can do it. Serenity asks Joey if he’s sure. Joey says that Yugi always pull through in tight situations. It won’t be easy, but Joey knows Yugi can do it. Bakura reminds Yugi that in only one more turn, Destiny Board will be complete, and Yugi will lose everything. Because Dark Sanctuary needs a sacrifice, Bakura sacrifices Jowgen. He then sets a card face down on the field and ends his turn. Bakura tells Yugi that his ghost is now back to possess one of Yugi’s monsters. But which monster will Bakura choose? If Yugi attacks with the wrong monster, it could cost him the duel. Yugi says, “Fine.” All he needs to do is figure out which monster is possessed. Bakura laughs and says that his face down card is Dark Spirit of the Silent. So no matter which monster Yugi attacks with, he can force the possessed monster to attack. Yugi is in a tight corner now. If he attacks, he will lose the remainder of his life points. If he doesn’t attack, Bakura will play the last letter of Destiny Board. Nothing in Yugi’s hand can help him either. But Yugi knows he can’t lose!
Bakura tells Yugi that he’s finished. Duke thinks Bakura might be right because Yugi has no options left. Tristan yells at Duke, but Mai thinks Duke may be right after all. She says that Yugi can only attack once. When he does, the ghost will attack him instead. However, Joey is still sure that Yugi will win. He’s seen Yugi fight through tougher situations than this before, so he tells Yugi to win this already. Mai thinks Joey is right. Everyone but Marik cheers for Yugi.
Yugi tells himself that there is one card in his deck that can save him. However, even if he’s lucky enough to draw it, it may be too dangerous to play. Little Yugi appears. He tells Yami that they must play the Egyptian God card in order to save the world. Yami agrees. The heart of the cards will guide them. Kaiba wants Yugi to play his Egyptian God card. Yugi draws and holds up the card. He sacrifices Dark Magician Girl, Gamma the Magnet Warrior, and Big Shield Gardna in order to summon Slifer the Sky Dragon! A bolt of thunder erupts in the sky, and the beast appears. It’s entire body coils over the blimp, and it roars at Bakura. Bakura realizes that this is the card that Marik desires. He questions how he can defeat this monster. He was so close! Serenity asks what that thing is. Joey exclaims that it’s the hugest monster he has seen. Kaiba is pleased that Yugi played his Egyptian God card, but in the end he knows that he will win all three.
Ishizu notices that Yugi played Slifer the Sky Dragon, just as her necklace had predicted. She states that all three Egyptian God cards are present on the blimp, and her brother Marik must not get his hands on them. The only individual who should have the three God cards is the Pharaoh himself.
Bakura exclaims that Yugi may have summoned Slifer the Sky Dragon, but it does not guarantee his victory. Marik knew this what going to happen. He tells Bakura that the number of cards Yugi holds in his hand determines the attack points Slifer has. Since Yugi is holding three cards, Slifer has 3000 attack points. With only 1200 life points left, Bakura won’t survive Slifer’s attack. Bakura refuses to listen. He tries to use the evil ghost from Dark Sanctuary to possess Slifer the Sky Dragon. However, the evil ghost instantly gets destroyed as soon as it goes near Slifer. Bakura wonders what just happened. Marik says that Bakura has much to learn about the power of an Egyptian God card. Bakura realizes that there’s nothing he can do. He relied on Dark Sanctuary this whole duel, but Slifer has rendered it useless. With no cards in his hand and no monsters on the field, there’s nothing Bakura can do to stop Slifer.
Yugi says that it’s all over. Marik tells Bakura he has a plan. Before Yugi can call out his attack, his Millennium Puzzle pulls away from him. Yugi senses something coming. It’s Odion – who Yugi thinks is Mari – holding the Millennium Rod. He wonders what Odion wants. Odion tells Yugi that he might want to wait before attacking with Slifer. Joey gets frustrated with Odion and tries to run up to him, but Tristan stops him. Mokuba tells Odion that he can’t come up here and interrupt the duel. Odion holds out the Millenium Rod to Yugi. He tells Yugi that he is now in control of Bakura. Yugi thought that the evil spirit of the Millennium Ring was controlling Bakura. Odion agrees, but he is now in control of the evil spirit too, and he will soon release the control of Bakura. Bakura questions Marik’s plan. Marik tells Bakura to release himself from Bakura’s body because Yugi wouldn’t attack a helpless friend. Bakura agrees and releases Bakura.
Bakura cries over the pain from his arm. He has no idea where he’s at and calls out to Yugi for help. Odion tells Yugi to reconsider his attack. The attack from Slifer the Sky Dragon may injure Bakura even more. Yugi says that only a coward would do something like this. Joey mentions how cheap of a trick that is. Odion then walks away. Yugi tries to run over and help Bakura, but Rolan stops him. He tells Yugi that he’s not allowed to have any contact with his opponent. Tristan shouts out that Bakura needs to go to a hospital. Marik states that his plan is perfect. With Bakura in need of medical attention, Yami will lose the duel and his Egyptian God card will be his! Roland tells Yugi that if he does not continue to duel, he will forfeit the match. Yugi wonders what he should do. If he attacks Bakura to win, Bakura may get hurt even more. But if he doesn’t attack, he will be disqualified. Kaiba tells Yugi to finish Bakura off. Roland tells Yugi once again to make his move. Joey climbs up to the top of the arena and tells Roland to chill out. Roland orders Joey to get down or he will be disqualified too. Joey is ready to pick a fight with Roland, but Tristan and Duke stop him just in time.
Yugi must make a decision now. The spirits of Marik and Dark Bakura reside over Bakura’s head. Marik says that Yugi will never attack his friend. Dark Bakura looks at Bakura, who is seriously ill. Dark Bakura is a bit worried about Bakura and states that he still needs Bakura’s body in order to live in the world. Plus, Bakura holds the Millenium Ring. So Dark Bakura takes over Bakura’s body again. Dark Bakura tells Yugi that he still needs Bakura, so if Yugi wants to attack, he should do it now. Yugi orders Slifer to attack. Bakura says that Yugi may have won this duel, but he soon shall possess the world’s greatest power.
Bakura’s life points reach 0, and Yugi wins the duel. When the duel ends, Yugi and the others rush up to help Bakura out. Tristan carries Bakura on his back back to his room. Yugi is relieved that Bakura is okay. That was one of the toughest decisions he had to make. If the evil spirit didn’t come back, Yugi wouldn’t know what to do. He says that the Millenium Ring is a lot like his puzzle. It holds an ancient spirit that depends on someone else to survive. Even though the evil spirit of the Ring controls Bakura against his will, it still needs Bakura in order to exist in this world. However, there’s one difference. Yugi says that spirit in his puzzle is his friend, and he and Yami will always be together to support each other. Just like how Yami helped Yugi rescue his Grandpa, Yugi promises to help Yami uncover the mysteries of his past and help save the world. Yami’s destiny is Yugi’s destiny too, and they plan to win. With one duel over, they are ready for Round Two. They plan to make it to the top, as long as they stick together. Yugi and Yami high five, and then Yugi runs off.
Roland tells Yugi that as the winner, he is entitled to take the rarest card from Bakura’s deck. Yugi declines and says that Bakura has been through enough already. Mokuba is glad that Yugi won the first round. Kaiba is not surprised. With an Egyptian God card like Slifer in Yugi’s deck, he will be hard to defeat – unless his opponent also holds an Egyptian God card.
Bakura is placed on his bed where he will rest. Duke says that he will be fine for now, but they need to land the blimp and get Bakura to a hospital. Joey mentions that some crazy stuff went down in that duel, especially when Odion – who he thinks is Marik – showed up. Yugi explains that for some reason, Odion wanted Dark Bakura to win, so he freed Bakura from his control. He knew that Yugi would forfeit the duel. However, the evil spirit that controls Bakura must have feared for Bakura’s life, so that’s why the evil spirit took control once again. Joey is confused. He asks if the evil spirit let Yugi win the duel. Yugi says yes. If he attacked Bakura with Slifer, the evil spirit would have been in danger too. Téa says that it seems as if Marik and Bakura were in this together. Yugi agrees, but he’s not sure how or why. He just hopes that the evil spirit won’t be coming back.
Tristan thinks it’s time to talk to Kaiba about landing the blimp and getting Bakura to a hospital. Yugi agrees. Téa says that she will stay and keep an eye on Bakura while the others find help. Suddenly, Yugi exclaims that the Millennium Ring is gone. Bakura had it around him at the end of the duel, but now it’s not there anymore. Tristan says that the Millennium Ring seems to come and go all the time. Joey agrees. His Egyptian God card probably blasted it sky high. Everyone then leaves, while Téa stays behind. Her eyes suddenly go blank. She holds out the Millennium Ring and gives an evil laugh.
These are the cards used in this episode.
Dark Magician Girl – 2000/1700
Gamma the Magnet Warrior – 1500/1800
Big Shield Gardna – 100/2600
Dark Necrofear – 2200/2800
Destiny Board – Trap
Spirit Message “I” – Magic
Spirit Message “N” – Magic
Spirit Message “A” = Magic
Dark Door – Magic
Jowgen the Spiritualist – 200/1300
Dark Spirit of the Silent – Trap