In this episode, the monsters in the opponent's Deck that were rendered useless by this card's effect remained in the Deck, but were rendered unusable. In all other instances, the monsters in the opponent's Deck that were rendered useless by this card's effect were sent to the Graveyard.
In episode 26, Kaiba uses this card during his Duel against Maximillion Pegasus. Kaiba sets this card and planned to use this card when Pegasus attacks and destroys "Saggi the Dark Clown". However Pegasus activates "Negative Energy" to double the ATK of "Saggi" which causes this card to be destroyed. In the next episode, Kaiba attacks "Dragon Piper" with "Swordstalker" to prevent Pegasus from using the effect of "Dragon Piper" to release the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" inside "Dragon Capture Jar" under his control and turn it into a Toon Monster through the effect of "Toon World", but Pegasus activates "Doppleganger" to copy this card and infect "Dragon Piper" with its effect. "Swordstalker" then destroys "Dragon Piper", but this allows Pegasus to activate this card's effect which destroys "Swordstalker" and obliterates almost all the cards in Kaiba's Deck, leaving him with only one card left to use (which was "Monster Reborn").
In episode 108, Kaiba uses this card during his Duel against Leichter. When Kaiba's "Spear Dragon" attacks Leichter's set monster, Leichter activates "Mask of Perplexity" to redirect the attack to "Giant Germ", destroying it instead. Kaiba then tries to activate this card in response, but Leichter activates the Deck Master Ability of "Jinzo" to negate this card's effect and destroy it.
This card also appears in a flashback explained by Leichter when he reminds Seto that his birthday gift from Gozaburo Kaiba was where all the mistakes made by Seto himself began.
In episode 109, this card appears in a flashback Leichter has when he explains to Seto that his treachery began when Gozaburo gave him a large amount of dollars to test Seto's business skills.
In episode 114, Seto sets this card during his Duel against Noah Kaiba, but he doesn't activate it. Seto planned to activate this card when Noah destroys his "Giant Germ", but Noah activates the effect of "Chiron the Mage" to destroy this card before Seto could activate it.
In episode 116, this card appears in a flashback Kaiba has when he notes that he remembers that he promised to be a father to Mokuba and protect him no matter what. He didn't treat Mokuba well initially when he threw him out, but he did that so that no matter what happened to him, Mokuba would still have a family.
Battle City Finals
In episode 129, this card appears in a flashback that Yugi has when he wonders to himself if Kaiba will use the same strategy he used against Ishizu for the current Duel between himself and Yugi.
In episode 135, Kaiba uses this card during his Duel against Joey Wheeler. When "Gearfried the Iron Knight" attacks "Ryu-Kishin Powered", Kaiba activates "Shrink" to halve the ATK of "Ryu-Kishin Powered". "Gearfried the Iron Knight" then destroys "Ryu-Kishin Powered", but this allows Kaiba to activate this card, destroying "Gearfried the Iron Knight" as well as every monster in Joey's hand and Deck that has 1500 or more ATK.
In episode 164, Makoto Inotsume uses this card during his Duel against Syrus Truesdale. After Syrus summons "Cyberdark Dragon" via "Cyberdark Impact!", Makoto activates this card to Tribute "Jinzo - Returner" and destroy Syrus's "Cyberdark Dragon" as well as force Syrus to play with his hand revealed and reveal every card he draws for the next three turns. On the last turn of the Duel, this card's lingering effect destroys "Dragonroid" after Syrus draws the latter card as its ATK was over 1500 (which benefited Syrus later however since the effect of "Dragonroid" would allow it to be a legal target for the effect of "Cyberdark Dragon").