Yami Yugi and PaniK faced each other in a game of Duel Monsters, during the Duelist Kingdom tournament, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It is based on a similar Duel from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.

Prior Events

PaniK captures Mai Valentine, challenges her and beats her. Yugi Muto and his friends were recovering from the Shadow Game from the previous episode. They hear a scream and find out that Mai was eliminated by PaniK. Yami Yugi steps in and challenges PaniK to a duel, and wagers all the Star Chips he has to win back Mai's. PaniK rigs Yami Yugi's side of the arena with flamethrowers, but he is not phased.

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi Vs. PaniK

Note: Playing Fiend-type monsters at night gives them a 30% Field Power Bonus.

Turn 1: PaniK
Draws a card. Panik Summons "Castle of Dark Illusions" in Defense Mode (ATK: 920 → 1196;DEF: 1930 → 2509) and its effect activates: shrouding PaniK's side of the field in a veil of darkness.

Turn 2: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Summons "Celtic Guardian" in Defense Mode. (ATK: 1400;DEF: 1200)

Turn 3: PaniK
Draws a card. Summons "Barox" in Attack Mode (ATK: 1380 → 1794;DEF: 1530 → 1989) and destroys Celtic Guardian.

Turn 4: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Summons "Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress" (ATK: 1400;DEF: 1200) in Defense Mode.

Turn 5: PaniK
Draws a card. Summons "Dark Chimera" in Attack Mode (ATK: 1610 → 2093;DEF: 1460 → 1898).

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi switches "Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress" to Attack Mode and attacks the darkness, revealing Barox and Dark Chimera.

Turn 7: PaniK
Draws a card. Barox destroys "Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress". (Yami Yugi LP: 2000 → 1606)

Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi Summons "Curse of Dragon" in Defense Mode (ATK: 2000;DEF: 1500). Sets another card.

Turn 9: PaniK
Draws a card. PaniK summons "Reaper of the Cards" in Attack Mode (ATK: 1380 → 1794;DEF: 1930 → 2509). Reaper of the Cards attacks Yami Yugi's set card, but he activates it. Yami Yugi activates "Spellbinding Circle", trapping Reaper of the Cards. (ATK: 1794 → 1094)

Turn 10: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi Sets "Swords of Revealing Light" and another card.

Turn 11: PaniK
Draws a card. Summons "King of Yamimakai" in Attack Mode: (ATK: 2000 → 2600; DEF: 1530 → 1989). "King of Yamimakai" attacks "Curse of Dragon" but destroy's his own Reaper of the Cards. (PaniK's LP: 2000 → 494)

Turn 12: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi plays "Swords of Revealing Light", exposing Panik's "Barox", Dark Chimera" and "King of Yamimakai".

Turn 13: PaniK
Draws a card. PaniK activates "Chaos Shield" increasing his Monsters respective DEF.

  • Castle of Dark Illusions (DEF: 2509 → 3200)
  • Barox (DEF: 1989 → 2600)
  • Dark Chimera (DEF: 1898 → 2600)
  • King of Yamimakai (DEF: 1989 → 2600)

Turn 14: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi summons "Gaia The Fierce Knight" in Attack Mode (ATK: 2300; DEF: 2100). Yami Yugi activates his "Polymerization" to "Fusion Summon" "Gaia the Dragon Champion" (ATK: 2600;DEF: 2100)

Turn 15: PaniK
Draws a card. PaniK Summons "Metal Guardian" in Defense Mode (ATK: 1150 → 1490;DEF: 2150 → 2795)

Turn 16: Yami Yugi
Draws a card. Yami Yugi Summons "Catapult Turtle" (ATK: 1000;DEF: 2000) and activates its Effect, using the catapult to launch Gaia the Dragon Champion into the Castle of Dark Illusions, and raising its ATK power (ATK: 2600 → 3200) breaking its flotation ring. (Yami Yugi LP: 1606 → 300).

Turn 17: PaniK
The Swords of Revealing Light vanish and the Castle of Dark Illusions crushes Barox, Dark Chimera and King of Yamimakai and depleting the remainder of his Life Points. (PaniK's LP: 494 → 0)

Yami Yugi wins.


PaniK is sent to the Shadow Realm and Mai gets her star chips back.


  • The Night field has the same effect as the Field Spell card Yami.


  • Barox is a Fusion monster, yet PaniK played it as if it were a Normal or Effect monster.
  • Reaper of the Cards has the ability to destroy Trap cards, when flipped face up.
  • When the numbers displayed the monstera ATK and DEF as PaniK assessed his situation, Dark Chimera's DEF was shown as 1989.

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