Ｔｈｅ ｐｌａｙｅｒ ｓｈａｌｌ ｓａｃｒｉｆｉｃｅ ｔｗｏ ｂｏｄｉｅｓ ｔｏ ｔｈｅ Ｇｏｄ ｏｆ Ｏｂｅｌｉｓｋ．
Ｔｈｅ ｏｐｐｏｎｅｎｔ ｓｈａｌｌ ｂｅ ｄａｍａｇｅｄ． Ａｎｄ ｔｈｅ ｍｏｎｓｔｅｒｓ ｏｎ ｔｈｅ ｆｉｅｌｄ ｓｈａｌｌ ｂｅ ｄｅｓｔｒｏｙｅｄ．
Effect put into TCG terms:
Obelisk the Tormentor
You must offer 3 Tributes to Special Summon this card. When this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. While this card is face-up on the field, it cannot be targeted by Spells, Traps, or monsters that designate a target. By offering 2 monsters on your field as Tributes, all monsters on your opponent's field are destroyed and inflict 4000 damage to your opponent's Life Points.
- Certain powers of "Obelisk" seem to only apply during certain appearances. Listed below is the effect in its entirety, taking all its appearances into account.
Obelisk the Tormentor
This card cannot be Set. This card can only be Tribute Summoned by Tributing 3 monsters. The Normal Summon of this card cannot be negated. When this card is Normal Summoned, Spells, Traps, and Effect Monster effects cannot be activated. While this card is on the field, control of this card cannot switch and the card is unaffected by the effects of Trap Cards and Effect Monsters other than "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and "The Winged Dragon of Ra". The effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon" only affects this card for one turn. The effects of Spell Cards only affect this card for one turn. This card cannot be removed from the field by the effects of Spell Cards. Once per turn, you may Tribute 2 monsters to destroy all monsters your opponent controls (This card may not declare another attack in the turn this effect is activated).
Video Games EffectsEdit
One of the three Egyptian God cards, Obelisk the Tormentor is unusual in that its flavor text is printed as its "effect". Despite this obstacle, however, effects have been given to it in its video game appearances.
Obelisk the Tormentor
A monster that can wipe out all monsters on the foe's field. At the same time, it hits the foe with 4,000LP worth of damage. (Requires three Tributes.)
Obelisk the Tormentor
You must offer 3 Tributes to Special Summon this card. When this card is Special Summoned from the graveyard, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. While this card is face-up on the field, it cannot be targeted by Spells, Traps, or Monsters that designate a target. By offering 2 Monsters on your field as Tributes, all Monsters on your opponent's field are destroyed and inflict 4000 damage to your opponent life points.
Obelisk the Tormentor
You must offer 3 Tributes to Tribute Summon this card. When this card is Special Summoned, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. While this card is face-up on the field, it cannot be targeted by Spells, Traps, or Monster effects. By offering 2 Monsters on your field as Tributes, all Monsters on your opponent's field are destroyed.
Obelisk the Tormentor
You must offer 3 Tributes to Tribute Summon this card. When this card is Special Summoned, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. While this card is face-up on the field, it cannot be targeted by Spells, Traps, or Monsters that designate a target. By offering 2 Monsters on your field as Tributes, all Monsters on your opponent's field are destroyed.
Obelisk the Tormentor
You must Tribute 3 monsters you control to Normal Summon this card. The Normal Summon of this card cannot be negated. When this card is Normal Summoned, a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster Card cannot be activated. This card cannot be targeted by the effects of a Spell, Trap or Effect Monster. If this card is Special Summoned, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. You can Tribute 2 monsters to destroy all monsters your opponent controls. This card cannot declare an attack the turn this effect is activated.
In addition to the effects above, the "Thousand Rules Bible" book (Japan only) offered the following:
Giant God-Soldier of Obelisk
GOD/Illusionary God Animal/10/4000/4000
Requires you to sacrifice 3 monsters to Summon (this is treated as a Special Summon). Sacrifice 2 monsters: When this monster attacks during this turn, it attacks all of your opponent's monsters at the same time and does 4000 points of Direct Damage to your opponent. This monster cannot be the target of monster, Spell or Trap effects.
Note that "Obelisk" was also released in the 6th Japanese Booster of Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters. Note also that Kazuki Takahashi said in an interview that Obelisk's effect permits him to get infinite Attack when you tribute 2 monsters.
- Since this Egyptian God card is the only one Marik Ishtar could not acquire, his sister Ishizu Ishtar gave this Egyptian God card to Seto Kaiba to use his Battle City tournament and lure her brother out of hiding to claim it for himself. She tells Kaiba he can have it for the tournament, but she will want it back when the tournament is done. Kaiba however tells her that he will create a tournament, but not for pharaohs and priests as he claims he has no relation to the past. Later as Kaiba is heading back in his limo, he looks at this card and states in his mind he now has one God Card and just needs two more.
- In episode 54, this card appears in a flashback Kaiba has when he remembers Ishizu giving him this card and telling him she will leave it under his control. He decides that the test Duel he is going to have with the Duel Machine will be the perfect chance to test this card out and see if he can not only control it, but also see how powerful it is.
- When Kaiba duels a dueling machine, Kaiba hopes to use the duel to test his Egyptian God card. Several turns later, Kaiba summons this Egyptian God card by sacrificing his "Dragon Seeker", "Boar Soldier" and "D.D. Warrior" then tributes his "Maha Vailo" and "Dark Zebra" to activate this Egyptian God card's effect which destroys the machine's "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" while inflicting 4000 points of damage to the machine's Life Points, winning Kaiba the duel.
- When Kaiba duels a shakedown duelist, Kaiba uses his Egyptian God card to win the duel while leaving Koji traumatized.
- In episode 60, this card appears in a flashback Marik has when he notes to himself that Ishizu must have given this card to Kaiba in order to give him the idea that he should create the Battle City tournament.
- In episode 62, this card and the other two Egyptian God Cards appear during Marik's explanation. Marik explained that Yami Yugi's memories existed within the three Egyptian God Cards and whoever can own all three will become the new Pharaoh and use the Millennium Items.
- In episode 65, this card and the other two Egyptian God Cards appear in Marik's mind and his intended plan. He notes that once he gains the Millennium Puzzle and this card by beating Yami Yugi and Kaiba, he will be able to combine the power of the three God Cards and the power of the Millennium Puzzle to gain the power of the Pharaoh.
- When Kaiba and Yugi Muto tag team duel against two Rare Hunters, Kaiba summons this Egyptian God card by sacrificing his three copies of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". He then tributes his "Hyozanryu" and "Lord of D." to activate this Egyptian God card's effect which destroys all of the Rare Hunters' monsters while inflicting 4000 points of damage to both of them. Despite one Rare Hunter attempting to counter with "Mirror Force", this Egyptian God card's effect was not an actual attack so the attempt failed and the two Rare Hunters are defeated by the effect of this card.
- When Kaiba and Yugi tag team duel against Lumis and Umbra, Kaiba has his Egyptian God card in his hand for several turns but could not do anything due to Lumis' "Mask of Restrict". Eventually, Kaiba uses "Soul Exchange" to take Yugi's three Magnet Warriors ("Beta The Magnet Warrior", "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" and "Gamma The Magnet Warrior") from Lumis and Umbra (as Lumis' "The Mask of Remnants" and Umbra's "Masquerade" were controlling Yugi's Magnet Warriors) and sacrifice The Magnet Warriors to summon his Egyptian God card. He then has the Egyptian God attack Umbra directly which depletes the Rare Hunter's remaining Life Points and destroys the floor panel he was on but Umbra uses a parachute to save himself which ended up hooking onto a flagpole, thus the duel was automatically won by Yugi and Kaiba as Marik took control of Lumis' body and Lumis passed out shortly after.
- In episode 74, this card appears in a flashback Yami Yugi has when he notes that Marik possessing a Rare Hunter happened again after he and Kaiba defeated Lumis and Umbra.
- As the Kaiba Corp. blimp takes off, Kaiba is shown holding this card. He notes that with this card, he will be able to defeat both Yugi and Marik and gain the remaining Egyptian God Cards.
- In episode 81, this card appears in Yami Yugi's thoughts when he notes that the Battle City Finals will be a clash against the three Egyptian God Cards.
- In episode 85, this card appears in Shadi's backstory which relates to Pegasus creating the Egyptian God Cards and what he did with them after. After first painting the artwork for the Egyptian Gods, Pegasus entered a dream where he saw the Gods bringing chaos upon Egypt and Shadi explained to Pegasus the danger he has just created. Upon waking, Pegasus realized that he has enraged to Gods. After Pegasus created the three God Cards, he placed them in a briefcase and decided to take them back to Egypt. He then gave the God Cards to Ishizu who sealed them away.
- In episode 86, this card appears in Marik's thoughts when he notes to himself that he must find out the secret of how Kaiba can possess and wield this card as the God Cards can only be used by people who wield the Millennium Items and Kaiba is not one of them.
- When Kaiba duels Ishizu Ishtar, Ishizu formulated a plan to destroy Kaiba's Egyptian God card as she secrelty infects her "Zolga" with "Sacrifice Blast". A couple of turns later, Kaiba uses "Soul Exchange" to tribute Ishizu's "Kelbek", "Zolga" and "Agido" to summon his Egyptian God card and Ishizu's trap secretly affected his God card thus Ishizu would win when Kaiba declares his Egyptain God to attack as she could then activate her trap and win the the duel. However, Kaiba has a vision that motivates him to use his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Kaiba then revives his "Gadget Soldier" with "Silent Doom". He then tributes his Egyptian God card and "Gadget Soldier" to summon his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" which rendered Ishizu's trap useless.
- In episode 93, this card appears in a flashback Kaiba has when he remembers Ishizu giving him this card. Kaiba notes in his mind it is time for him to defeat Ishizu with the card he gave to her.
- In episode 97, this card appears on Kaiba's computer when he finds out about Ra's Instant Attack special ability.
- This card also appears within Kaiba's mind when he notes off the Egyptian God Cards and who owns them currently.
- This card also appears in Kaiba's thoughts when he learns that most Trap Cards don't work on the Egyptian God Cards and that Spell Cards affect them for only one turn.
Battle City FinalsEdit
- In episode 122, Kaiba is shown holding this card when he thinks to himself that it is now the time to decide who the true winner of Battle City is.
- In episode 123, this card is shown in a flashback that Ishizu has when she remembers first putting on the Millennium Necklace and seeing events that will happen in the future. This card is also shown when Kaiba formulates to himself his plan on defeating Yugi and Yami Marik, winning their respective Egyptian Gods Cards("Slifer the Sky Dragon" and The Winged Dragon of Ra"), and becoming the number one Duelist once again.
- When Kaiba duels Yami Yugi, Kaiba tries to summon this card by sacrificing his "X-Head Cannon", "Alpha The Magnet Warrior", and "Queen's Knight"(he took control of the latter two with "Soul Exchange"), however Yami then uses "Change of Heart" to take control of "X-Head Cannon". Kaiba then uses "Enemy Controller" to take back his "X-Head Cannon". He then tries to summon this card by sacrificing his three monsters, but Yami uses "Lightforce Sword" to banish this card from Kaiba's hand for three turns. After three turns, this card returned to Kaiba's hand. Kaiba then summons his Egyptian God by tributing his "XYZ-Dragon Cannon". This however activates the second mouth effect of Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon", decreasing Kaiba's Egyptian God card's ATK to 2000. This lasted until Kaiba ended his turn. Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" then attacks Kaiba's Egyptian God card as the former Egyptian God was now stronger but Kaiba uses "Command Silencer" to negate the attack and allow him to draw one card. Kaiba's Egyptian God then attacks Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" as the latter Egyptian God was now weaker, but Yugi uses a combination of "Card Destruction" and "Disgraceful Charity" to make his Egyptian God's ATK 6000. Kaiba then activates "Thirst for Compensation" to Special Summon two monsters from his hand ("Blade Knight" and "Sword of Soul"). THis activates the second mouth ability of Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon", but Kaiba uses "Card Guard" to protect his monsters and then tributes those two monsters to activate his Egyptian God's ability, inflicting 4000 points of direct damage to Yugi but not destroying "Slifer the Sky Dragon" due to the latter's effect, however Yugi discards "Kuriboh" to save himself from the damage inflicted by Kaiba's Egyptian God's effect. Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" then attacks Kaiba's Egyptian God card as the latter Egyptian God is now weaker again but Kaiba uses "Power Balance" to discard half of the cards in Yugi's hand and allow him to draw the same amount. Yugi then activates "Necromancy" to summon four random monsters from Kaiba's Graveyard to his field ("Blade Knight", "Sword of Soul", "Kaiser Sea Horse" and "X-Head Cannon"). This activates the second mouth effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon", destroying all four monsters and decreasing this Egyptian God card's ATK by 2400 due to the other effect of "Necromancy". Kaiba then uses the effect of his "Sword of Soul" to give this Egyptian God card 1000 more ATK, but Yugi banishes his "Electromagnetic Turtle" from the Graveyard to end the Battle Phase. This Egyptian God card's ATK then returned to normal at the End Phase. Kaiba's Egyptian God card then attacks Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" as the latter Egyptian God was now weaker but Yugi uses "Spell Textbook" to discard his entire hand and draw one card. He then activates the drawn card which is revealed to be "Card of Sanctity" and this in turn makes the ATK of "Slifer the Sky Dragon" becomes 6000 but Kaiba uses "Life Shaver" to make Yugi discard two cards in his hand as "Life Shaver" was face-down for two turns which means the attack of Kaiba's Egyptian God and Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" are equal. The attack then continues, resulting in both Egyptian Gods being destroyed. Later when Yugi's "Dark Magician" attacks Kaiba's "Lord of D.", Kaiba activates "Monster Reborn" to bring this Egyptian God card back for one turn. Thanks to his Egyptian God card's effect, Kaiba intercepted Yugi's attack, resulting in the attack failing and Yugi taking damage. This card went back to the Graveyard on Kaiba's End Phase. After Yugi won the duel, Kaiba gave this Egyptian God card to him as per the Battle City Rules.
- In episode 130, this card is seen in a flashback Ishizu has when she tells an unconscious Odion that everything that is currently happening is happening exactly as the ancient Egyptian scriptures predicted.
- In episode 135, this card is seen in a series of flashbacks that Yugi has when he notes to himself that his rivalry with Kaiba allowed him to fight harder and reach new heights.
- In episode 136, this card appears in a flashback that Yami Marik has when he remembers the Duel Yugi and Kaiba had at the tower and notes that his Millennium Rod showed them a vision of their past by its own will after Slifer and Obelisk were destroyed in a Double KO.
- Before the Duel between Yami Yugi and Yami Marik begins, this card appears in Joey's thoughts when he explains to his friends that it is going to be tough for Yugi to summon his two God Cards out onto the field since he must Tribute a total of six monsters to get them both out while Yami Marik can summon his God Card far more easily since he has many strategies in summoning it through other means besides the standard Tributing means.
- When Yami Yugi (with Yugi Muto) duels Yami Marik (with Marik Ishtar), Yugi summons this Egyptian God monster by tributing his three "Metal Fiend Tokens" (which were summoned thanks to "Fiend's Sanctuary" and "Multiply"). This card then attacks Marik directly, but the direct attack allows Marik to activate "Metal Reflect Slime" shortly after. The latter's effect then turns it into a clone of this card with DEF equal to 3/4 of Yugi's Egyptian God card's ATK. Marik then uses "Polymerization" to fuse his Egyptian God clone and "Revival Jam" together to create "Egyptian God Slime" whose ATK and DEF are equal to the clone's DEF. Yugi's Egyptian God monster then attacks Marik's "Egyptian God Slime", but Marik activates the effect of his "Egyptian God Slime" of summoning it back to the field in Defense Position. Later the Egyptian God Phoenix of Marik's "The Winged Dragon of Ra" tries to destroy Yugi's Egyptian God, but Yugi uses "Monster Reborn" to revive "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and have it take the effect instead, destroying it but saving this Egyptian God card. Marik then activates "Surprise Attack from Beyond" to repeat his Battle Phase and summon back "The Winged Dragon of Ra". Yami Marik then transfers all but one of his Life Points to his Egyptian God's ATK. Next Yami Marik tributes his "Swallowtail Spike Lizard" and "Bowganian" to transfer their ATK to "Ra". Yugi then activates "Soul Taker" to use Marik's "Egyptian God Slime" as a tribute for this Egyptian God card's effect. This activates his Egyptian God's effect, destroying all monsters Marik has out and inflicting 4000 points of damage to him. Due to the effect of Marik's "The Winged Dragon of Ra", it is not destroyed by the effect however the damage will still be inflicted to Marik's Life Points, but Marik then activates "Class System" which prevents him from taking any damage as both Egyptian Gods have the same level. Marik's "The Winged Dragon of Ra" then attacks Yugi's Egyptian God card, but Yugi activates "Magical Dimension" to negate the attack and tribute this Egyptian God monster and "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" to Special Summon "Dark Magician". Later, Yugi banishes this card via "Ragnarok". This card was then shown as one of the many monsters that were used to hold down Yami Marik's "The Winged Dragon of Ra".
- In episode 144, this card appears in a flashback Téa has when she remembers the gang seeing the Gods cards for the first time on the Battle Ship. This card is also shown in another flashback Téa has when she remembers Yugi winning the Battle City Tournament and winning all three Egyptian God Cards.
Waking the DragonsEdit
- After Battle City becomes over, Yugi goes to the Tablet of Lost Memories in the Domino Museum to finish his quest on finding the Pharaoh's lost memories. He holds the three God Cards in front of the tablet while wearing his Millennium Puzzle to try to open a doorway into the past, but thanks to Dartz, the tablet becomes encased in ice and the Gods are weakened down.
- The God Cards are later stolen by Valon, Rafael, and Alister during the night while Yugi's grandfather was dusting them off and guarding them. Yugi and his friends demand them back, but the three Swordsmen refuse. Rafael claims to Yugi if he wants them back then he has to Duel them at the Construction Site. Rafael gives "Obelisk" to Gurimo before the gang confront the Swordsmen. Gurimo then proceeds in Dueling Yugi.
- Gurimo used this card in his Duel against Yami Yugi. Gurimo summons it by tributing "Marauding Captain", "Shadow Tamer", and "Makyura the Destructor". This card's ATK was then powered up by 500 due to the effect of "The Seal of Orichalcos". Gurimo then had this monster destroy "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior". Next turn it destroyed "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts". Yugi then brought "Valkyrion" back with "Monster Reborn". He then activated "Valkyrion"'s effect, tributing it to summon back his three Magnet Warriors. Yugi then used "Brave Attack" to destroy "Alpha" and "Beta" so that their total ATK would be transferred to "Gamma". Yugi then had "Gamma" destroy this monster. After Gurimo lost, he tossed this card to Rafael. Yami demands the God Cards back, but Rafael just releases Weevil and Rex's souls before leaving with Valon and Alister.
- Rafael gives the God Cards to Dartz who then places them in the mouths of three snake statues. The statues then drain out the power of the God Cards and transfer the drained power to the Great Leviathan as well as link the real world with the Duel Monsters Spirit World, allowing the Great Leviathan to absorb both human souls and Duel Spirits to become stronger.
- In episode 148, this card appears in Dartz's lair. It was shown in the mouth of a snake statue where its power was being drained out and transferred to the Great Leviathan.
- In episode 154, this card appears in a flashback Yami Yugi has when he remembers Gurimo telling him that his soul will be a sacrifice to the Great Leviathan.
- In episode 174, this card appears in a flashback Rafael has when he remembers the strategy Yami Yugi used to defeat "Obelisk the Tormentor" while the latter was under the possession of Gurimo.
- After Yami Yugi defeats Dartz in a Duel, he takes this card and the other two Egyptian God Cards back.
- In episode 183, Yami Yugi uses this card in the battle against The Great Leviathan. Right after getting all three Gods out, they release the three chosen Duelists from the Leviathan's grasp. The Gods then attack the Leviathan, but it doesn't injure it. The Leviathan than attacks, but Yami Yugi declares the attack names of all three Gods. The Gods then attack the Leviathan simultaneously, creating one gigantic attack that destroys the Leviathan and Dartz as well as free the souls that the Leviathan had captured.
- While Yugi and Yami Yugi are relaxing at the edge of a nearby lake, Yugi takes his Deck out and then takes the three Egyptian God Cards out of his Deck. He notes that he is happy that the three Egyptian God Cards are under their possession again.
- In episode 196, this card is shown within Leon's backstory flashback when he is shown watching Yugi's Duels on television.
Dawn of the DuelEdit
- In episode 199, this card appears in a flashback Yugi has when he remembers trying to use the Gods Cards with the stone tablet to help find Yami Yugi's true memories only for it to fail due to the interference of Dartz. Yugi notes that it will work this time since he believes that there is nothing that will stop them from trying to find Yami Yugi's memories.
- After explaining to Yugi how he got the box that held the pieces of the Millennium Puzzle, Solomon Muto asks to see the Gods cards again. Yugi gives his grandfather the box that held the Millennium Puzzle. Solomon takes them out and notes that he really wants them, but Yugi goes over and tries to take them back because he won't give them away. Solomon tries to tell Yugi that he wants to have them so he can try and sell them or show them off, but Yugi refuses to let that happen. Yugi takes the Gods Cards back and reminds him that Yami Yugi needs them in order to find his memories and they're too dangerous to be in anybody else's possession.
- That night, Rex and Weevil try to steal the Gods Cards in order to have them for themselves. They take the duffel bag where the God Cards and the Millennium Items are, but are unable to find the God Cards. Yami Bakura arrives and knocks out both Rex and Weevil before taking the Millennium Ring for himself. Yugi arrives and Yami Bakura just tosses the duffel bag back to him. Yugi finds the God Cards still safe within the box, but demands the ring back, but Yami Bakura refuses, saying he needs it. After a conversation between Yami Yugi and Yami Bakura, the latter leaves with the ring.
- In episode 200, this card appears in a flashback Kaiba has when he realizes that the vision he had was almost like the vision he and Yugi had back at Battle City when their Egyptian Gods' attacks collided with so much energy that they created a vision of ancient Egypt for both of them to see.
- After Yugi and the gang get to Egypt and the ancient tablet, Yami Yugi takes the God Cards out. He then holds them out in front of the tablet. Both the Millennium Puzzle and the tablet then glow. Yami Yugi's spirit then comes out of Yugi's body and into the light, taking him back to ancient Egypt to relearn what his true memories were(Unbeknownst to Yami Yugi, Yami Bakura also followed him to ancient Egypt with him due to part of himself being in the Millennium Puzzle).
- This monster is used to battle Bakura's Diabound in the final season; it defeats Diabound in the manga, while it is a draw in the anime due to Diabound using the power of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" against this monster's attack(It could do this due to "Diabound Kernel" absorbing the power of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" after it defeated "Blue-Eyes" in Yami Bakura and Kaiba's Duel).
- In episode 216, this card appears in a flashback Yami Yugi has when he notes to himself that Yami Bakura was probably right about his revival being the thing that caused all of the bad events that had recently happened.
- Yami Yugi summons the three Egyptian Gods to fight Zorc after he is revived. Although they defeat him successfully at first. Zorc gets back up at full strength and turns the Egyptian Gods into stone, rendering them useless. Later Yami Yugi regains his real name (Atem) and his father tells him to call forth the light that will swallow the darkness. Yami Yugi then calls for the three Egpytian Gods to revive themselves. This causes the Egyptian God cards within Yugi's Deck to come out and revive the Egyptian Gods themselves. Atem then combines all three gods to form The Creator God of Light, Horakhty. The Creator God of Light then attacks and destroys Zorc once and for all.
- Atem uses this card during the Ceremonial Battle against Yugi. He summons this card by tributing three of his "Tricky Tokens". Atem then had this card attack and destroy "Stronghold the Moving Fortress". Next turn Atem had this card attack "Silent Swordsman LV0", but Yugi activated "Ground Erosion" and "Turn Jump". "Turn Jump" moved the turn count forward by three turns, allowing "Silent Swordsman LV0" to gain 1500 ATK. Atem notes that isn't enough to stop this card, but Yugi points out that "Ground Erosion" had already weakened his Egyptian God. Atem then points out that traps don't affect "Obelisk", but Yugi says the trap is not targeting Obelisk, but the field under him. Since three turns passed since "Ground Erosion" was activated, this card lost 1500 ATK and Atem then called off his attack. Next turn after Atem destroys both Yugi's "Silent Swordsman LV0" and "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior", he had this card attack Yugi directly, but Yugi activates "Mirage Ruler" returning his destroyed monsters back and reverting his Life Points to how they were before Atem attacked at the cost of 1000 Life Points. Later Yugi used "Magnet Force" to redirect Slifer's second mouth effect from his Magnet Warriors to the Egyptian Gods, causing all three Egyptian Gods to lose 2000 ATK. This card was then attacked by "Silent Swordsman LV0" who now had 3500 ATK, but Atem activates "Mirror Force", destroying all of Yugi's monsters, however Yugi wanted that to happen. Yugi then activates "Magnet Reverse" to bring back his "Valkyrion" in Defense Position. This activates Slifer's second mouth effect, but since "Magnet Force" is still around, the effect is redirected to this card, reducing its ATK to 0. Because of that, Obelisk is destroyed due to the last effect of "Slifer".
- In the manga version of the Duel, this card is the only God card that Atem actually uses in his duel with Yugi (in the anime, he uses all three Gods).
- Obelisk reappers in Yu-Gi-Oh! R, used by Yugi on his final duel against Yako Tenma. Yakou's "The Wicked Avatar" adopted Obelisk's shape and power immediately. However, Yugi used "Divine Evolution", evolving Obelisk into the "True Ancient Obelisk" 「真祖・オベリスク」 (Obelisk the Progenitor in the English manga) and causing its ATK to raise to infinity. Obelisk and the Avatar destroyed each other in battle.
- Obelisk's signature attack (only seen when Obelisk's effect has been activated) is named "God Hand Crusher" 「ゴッド・ハンド・クラッシャー」 (rendered "Fist of Fate" in the English series, later renamed "Fist of Fury"). Obelisk's effect that increases its ATK to infinite is known as "Soul Energy Max" 「ソウルエナジーＭＡＸ」, and its attack name becomes "God Hand Impact".
- In the original Japanese Anime and Manga, the name and lore of this card was printed in English. The name written on the card in the Japanese Anime and Manga is "The God of Obelisk". In the English manga, this cards name reads "The God of the Obelisk".
- In episode 18, this card appears in a series of flashbacks Syrus Truesdale has when he notes to Jaden Yuki all the accomplishments that Yugi made in Duelist Kingdom and Battle City.
- In episode 85, this monster also makes a brief appearance as Jaden Yuki is discussing the power of the Egyptian Gods with Franz.
- In episode 179, this card is seen on a flyer that Jaden reads about Yugi winning the Battle City Tournament.
- This card appeared in the opening duel of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light which was a simulation. When Kaiba gets out his "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" and double its ATK with "Megamorph", Yugi tributes "Slifer" and "Ra" to activate this monster's effect, destroying Kaiba's monster and inflicting 4000 points of damage to him, causing him to lose the duel.
- This card later appeared in Yugi and Kaiba's actual duel in the above mentioned movie. Kaiba forces Yugi to summon this card and "Ra" with "Obligatory Summon". He then activated "Pyramid of Light" to remove all three Gods from play. Later he tried to destroy "Pyramid of Light" with the effect of "Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon" so that he could take control of Yugi's God Cards, but it didn't work because of Anubis protecting the card. A bit later Yugi exploited a weakness in the power of the Trap, allowing Yami a chance to get rid of it. Yami use "Double Spell" to activate Kaiba's "Monster Reborn" which was used to revive "Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon". Yami then activated its Shining Nova effect which succeeded this time in destroying the "Pyramid". Anubis then summoned "Theinen the Great Sphinx". Yami activated "Reverse of Reverse" to activate Kaiba's "Return from the Different Dimension" so that he could summon back his Egyptian Gods. Yami then tributed "Slifer and "Ra" to activate this card's effect, destroying "Theinen" and wiping out the remainder of Anubis' Life Points.