|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 022|
Shukumei no Dyueru! Yūgi Vāsasu Kaiba
Fated Duel! Yugi vs. Kaiba
Face Off, Part 1
|Japanese air date||
September 19, 2000
|English air date||
April 6, 2002
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
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Face Off, Part 1, known as The Duel of Destiny! Yugi vs. Kaiba in the Japanese version is the twenty-second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime.
In the dungeon, Pegasus gives Seto Kaiba five star chips and makes a deal with him. If he can beat Yugi, then he may duel Pegasus for Mokuba's spirit. Meanwhile, Yugi and the group emerge from the tunnel and arrive outside Pegasus' castle. Tea has many memory-flashbacks, including of when she first met Yami and of when she was working at a fast-food restaurant. When she remembers the times when Yugi switches from a gentle and caring nature to a more forceful and slightly colder and unfriendlier one, she concludes there are two Yugis after all. As they approach the castle door, it is blocked by Seto, who challenges Yugi to a duel. After some words are exchanged, Yugi accepts.
They Duel on an open area atop the castle using Seto's new-and-improved Duel Disks. (The Japanese version specifies that, having seen Pegasus duel, Kaiba suspects that Pegasus has a way to reading the identities of his opponent's cards. The Duel Disk transforms cards in the players' hands into hologram forms, and Kaiba hopes that this technology will prevent Pegasus from reading his cards.) Bandit Keith arrives at the castle in time to watch, but he stays out of view of the others. The Duel is pretty close. Each player is down to 1500 Life Points, but Seto has a plan to fuse all three Blue-Eyes White Dragons to form the mighty Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Seto Kaiba
Turn 1: Kaiba
- Kaiba Normal Summons "Ryu-Kishin Powered" (1600/1200) in Attack Position. *Holograms appear to represent the cards in Kaiba's hand: "Battle Ox", "Saggi the Dark Clown", "Ancient Lamp", and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
Turn 2: Yami Yugi
- Yami Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Attack Position.
- "Curse of Dragon" attacks and destroys "Ryu-Kishin Powered" (Kaiba 2000 → 1600).
- Yami's current hand contains "Multiply", Monster Replace", "Dark Magician", and "The Eye of Truth".
Turn 3: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws "Swordstalker" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2000/1600) in Attack Position. Since a "monster" was destroyed by battle during the previous turn, "Swordstalker" gains ATK equal to 1/4 of "Ryu-Kishin Powered's" Original ATK ("Swordstalker" 2000 → 2400/1600).
- "Swordstalker" attacks "Curse of Dragon", but Yami activates Monster Replace, returning "Curse of Dragon" to his hand and Special Summoning "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position.
- Since "Curse of Dragon" was removed from the field when "Swordstalker" attacked it, the attack is negated as it lost its original target.
Turn 4: Yami Yugi
- "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "Swordstalker" (Kaiba 1600 → 1500).
- Yami then Normal Summons Curse of Dragon (2000/1500) in Attack Position.
Turn 5: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/1000) in Attack Position.
Turn 6: Yami Yugi
- Yami Yugi draws.
- "Dark Magician" attacks La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp, but Kaiba activates "Ancient Lamp", which redirect the attack to "Curse of Dragon", destroying it (Yami 2000 → 1500).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 This card was seen in Kaiba's hand.
- ↑ This card was played as a Trap Card. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 This card was seen in Yugi's hand.
- ↑ This card was played as a Magic Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.