Joey Wheeler and Rex Raptor faced each other in a game of Duel Monsters in the preliminary stage of the Duelist Kingdom tournament, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It is based on a similar Duel from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.
After the defeat of Ghost Kaiba, Yugi Muto and his friends looked for Mokuba Kaiba but with no luck. They stumble upon some cards, but it is revealed they belong to Tristan Taylor. Yugi finds a card that looks like one of Joey's, Lava Battleguard. He searches and finds the one that matches it, Swamp Battleguard. Tristan gives Joey Lava Battleguard.
Elsewhere, Mai Valentine wins another duel but has no joy in her victory. She blames Joey for making her feel this way. She is soon greeted by Rex Raptor, who was still sore about losing his room on the way to Duelist Kingdom and challenges Mai. Rex reveals he has won 5 star chips while Mai reveals she has won 8. Mai agrees to challenge Rex on one condition...
Yugi and co. find more duelists but soon encounter Mai again and proposes Joey challenge a duelist she set up for him: Rex Raptor. In addition, Mai states an ultimatum: If Yugi were to give Joey any advice during the duel, Joey would be disqualified and Rex would win by default. Angered by Tristan, Joey accepts Mai's terms.
Before the duel begins, Mai's condition is revealed: If Rex beats Joey, she will challenge him. Both Rex and Joey wager 2 star chips each.
Turn 3: Joey
Joey draws. Joey Normal Summons "Leogun" (1750/1550) in Attack Position. Having not noticed "Two-Headed King Rex" had gained 480 ATK from the Field Power Bonus, Joey uses "Leogun" to attack "Two-Headed King Rex". "Two-Headed King Rex" destroys "Leogun" (Joey: 2000 → 1670 LP).
Turn 4: Rex
Turn 10: Rex
Rex draws. "Megazowler" attacks "Flame Swordsman". "Megazowler" then loses its Field Power Bonus ("Megazowler": 2340 → 1800/2600 → 2000) as it is a Dinosaur-Type monster battling a FIRE monster. "Flame Swordsman" destroys "Megazowler" (Rex: 1870 → 1330 LP). Rex switches "Sword Arm of Dragon" to Defense Position.
Turn 11: Joey
Joey draws. "Flame Swordsman" attacks "Sword Arm of Dragon". "Sword Arm of Dragon" loses its Field Power Bonus ("Sword Arm of Dragon": 2275 → 1750/2639 → 2030). "Flame Swordsman" then destroys "Sword Arm of Dragon".
Turn 12: Rex
Rex draws. He then Sets a monster.
Turn 14: Rex
Rex draws. He then Sets a monster.
Turn 17: Joey
Joey draws "Lava Battleguard" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1550 → 2015/1800 → 2340) in Attack Position. "Lava Battleguard" and "Swamp Battleguard" each gain 500 ATK for each of the other on Joey's side of the field due to their effects ("Swamp Battleguard": 2340 → 2840/1500 → 1950; "Lava Battleguard": 2015 → 2515/1800 → 2340).
Turn 18: Rex
Rex draws. Having not noticed that "Swamp Battleguard" and "Lava Battleguard" gained 500 ATK due to each other's presence, Rex uses "Serpent Night Dragon" to attack "Swamp Battleguard". "Swamp Battleguard" destroys "Serpent Night Dragon" (Rex: 1330 → 840 LP). Rex sets "Trakodon" (1300 → 1690/800 → 1040) and ends his turn.
Turn 19: Joey
"Lava Battleguard" attacks and destroys Rex's Set "Trakadon".
Turn 20: Rex
Rex draws "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2400/2000) in Attack Position. He then activates "Dragon Nails", equipping it to "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and increasing its ATK by 600 ("Red-Eyes Black Dragon": 2400 → 3000/2000). "Red-Eyes" attacks and destroys "Swamp Battleguard" and "Lava Battleguard" (Joey 1595 → 235). At this point, Rex and Joey agree to ante up all of the cards on the field.
At this point Rex makes a wager with Joey: whoever loses the duel not only hands over their star chips but also one card they currently have on the field. If Rex wins he gets Joey's "Time Wizard" which Joey forgot he placed at Turn 7, but if Joey can somehow win, he gets Rex's "Red-Eyes Black Dragon". Joey accepts the wager.
Turn 21: Joey
Joey draws. He then Flip Summons "Time Wizard" (???/???) in Attack Position. Joey then activates the effect of "Time Wizard" and succeeds, causing Eons to pass like seconds in the duel field. This causes Rex's Red-Eyes Black Dragon to become fossilized. When Rex tries to have Red-Eyes Black Dragon attack, ti breaks apart and is destroyed and inflicts damage to Rex equal to half the ATK of "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" (Rex 840 → 0). (NOTE: In the real game, the Duel would continue, but according to the tournament rules, when a monster is destroyed by a card effect, the controller of that card will receive damage equal to half of that monster's ATK points.)
Joey wins two of Rex's five star chips and his Red-Eyes Black Dragon.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 11: "The Dueling Monkey"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 12: "Trial by Red Eyes"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 13: "Evil Spirit of the Ring"
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