In episode 21, Yami Yugi uses this card during his Tag Duel with Joey Wheeler against the Paradox Brothers. He summons this card via "Polymerization". Unfortunately the Paradox Brothers reveal their maze is a no flying zone, so this monster became unable to move anywhere. Later Joey activates "Copycat" to activate the effect of Dox's "Riryoku" which halves the Paradox Brothers' Life Points and increases this card's ATK by the amount the brothers lost. On the last turn of the duel, Yugi activates "Monster Replace" to have this card swap places with "Dark Magician", allowing it to now be in range with "Gate Guardian". This card then attacks and destroys "Gate Guardian", winning Yugi and Joey the duel.
In the dub, this card was first stated by Joey as "The Supreme Black Skull Dragon". He may have just said this because of how strong it was.
In episode 33, Joey uses this card during his Duel against Yami Yugi. He summons this card via "Polymerization". This card then attacks and destroys "Gaia the Dragon Champion". In the next episode, Yugi summons "Dark Magician" and activates "Magical Hats" to hide "Dark Magician" within one of four hats. This card then attacks a hat, but it turns out to be empty. Joey then summons "Garoozis" in an attempt to get Yugi to release his "Dark Magician" from its hiding spot, but Yugi just sets a card since he wasn't fooled by Joey's bluff. This card then attacks another hat, but it turns out to be empty. Later this card attacks another hat, but this hat is revealed to contain "Spellbinding Circle" which paralyzes this card and decreases its ATK by 700. Yugi then releases his "Dark Magician" from its hiding spot and equip its with "Book of Secret Arts" which increases its ATK and DEF by 300. "Dark Magician" then attacks and destroys this card. Later Yugi activates "Monster Reborn" to revive this card. This card then attacks and destroys Joey's "Thousand Dragon", winning Yugi the duel.
In episode 44, Yugi and Joey uses this card when the gang were confronted by a "Gate Guardian". Yugi summons this card via "Polymerization". Joey then activates "Dragon Nails", equipping it to this card and increasing its ATK by 700. This card then attacks and destroys "Gate Guardian".
In episode 78, this card appears in a series of flashbacks Joey has when he starts to remember that he is a Duelist (as Marik Ishtar brainwashed him into Dueling Yugi and defeating him).
In the dub, this card's attack is named as Molten Fireballs or Molten Fireball Attack. In the original, it is called Meteor Flare.