|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 023|
最強！ 華麗！ 究極竜
Saikyō! Karei! Burū Aizu Arutimetto Doragon
Strongest! Splendid! Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
Face Off, Part 2
|Japanese air date||
September 26, 2000
|English air date||
April 13, 2002
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
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"Face Off, Part 2", known as "Strongest! Splendid! Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-third episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime.
- In Yugi and Kaiba's duel, Yugi appears to have an advantage over Kaiba until Kaiba unleashes his Crush Card, destroying all of Yugi's monsters with 1500 or more ATK.
- Bandit Keith continues to watch the duel on a higher balcony.
- Kaiba draws all three Blue-Eyes White Dragons and Polymerization, forming the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. The situation seems hopeless to Yugi, but encouragement from his friends and the thoughts of his grandpa make him determined to carry on.
Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Seto Kaiba
Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Mystic Box". He then activates "The Eye of Truth" to see Kaiba's hand. Kaiba's hand is shown to contain "De-Spell", "Ancient Lamp", "Saggi the Dark Clown", and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Yami then activates "Mystic Box" to destroy "Ancient Lamp". "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" (Kaiba 1500 → 800). "Multiply" is shown in Yami's hand.
Turn 10: Yami Yugi
Yami draws "Gaia the Fierce Knight" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2300/2100) in Attack Position. Yami recalls his "Dark Magician" back into his hand. "Gaia the Fierce Knight" attacks and destroys "Saggi the Dark Clown". Since a monster with 1000 ATK or less was destroyed in battle, Kaiba activates "Crush Card" to destroy every monster that has 1500 or more ATK on Yami's side of the field and hand; "Gaia the Fierce Knight" is destroyed as well as the "Dark Magician" in Yami's hand. Every other monster in Yami's Deck that has 1500 or more ATK is rendered useless. "Horn of the Unicorn" and "Multiply" are shown in Yami's hand.
Turn 11: Kaiba
Kaiba's hand contains "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Battle Ox". Kaiba passes his turn.
Turn 13: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Kaiba Normal Summons "Battle Ox" (1700/1000) in Attack Position. "Battle Ox" attacks and destroys "Silver Fang". Kaiba's hand contains "Gift of the Mystical Elf" and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
Turn 14: Yami Yugi
Yami's hand contains "Mammoth Graveyard", "Multiply", and "Horn of the Unicorn". Yami draws "Griffore" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200/1500) in Attack Position. He then activates "Horn of the Unicorn", equipping it to "Griffore" and increasing its ATK and DEF by 700 ("Griffore": 1200 → 1900/1500 → 2200). "Griffore" attacks and destroys "Battle Ox" (Kaiba 800 → 600).
Turn 15: Kaiba
Kaiba draws the third "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Kaiba then activates "Gift of the Mystical Elf" to increase his Life Points by 300 for every monster on the field. There is only one, so Kaiba gains 300 Life Points (Kaiba 600 → 900). Seto then Normal Summons "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys "Griffore" (Yami 1500 → 400).
Turn 17: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Polymerization" and subsequently activates it to fuse his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" with the two "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" in his hand and Fusion Summon "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" (4500/3800) in Attack Position. "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" attacks and destroys "Giant Soldier of Stone". Yami's hand still contains the three above-mentioned cards he had on his previous turn.
Turn 18: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws.
- In the US version, Crush Card Virus was given the green background of Magic Cards.
- In the Japanese version, Mystical Elf was shown instead of Gift of the Mystical Elf in Kaiba's hand. This was fixed in the US version.
- When Seto Kaiba activates Gift of the Mystical Elf he calls it Mystical Elf in the US version. In Japanese, its name is Holy Elf's Blessing, and Kaiba does say it right it the Japanese version.
Differences in adaptations
- "The Eye of Truth" and "Gift of the Mystical Elf" were redesigned as Trap Cards in the English dub in order to match their TCG/OCG counterparts. Both were Spell Cards in the Japanese version.
- "Mystic Box" is given a slight redesign in the dub.
- In the original, Yugi knew Kaiba was going to fuse his dragons, but in the dub he didn't.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 This card was played as a Magic Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
- ↑ This card was played as a Trap Card. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 This card was seen in Yugi's hand.
- ↑ This card was seen during one of Yugi's Draw Phases. He couldn't Summon it, due to the effect of "Crush Card Virus".