|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.
Back at the duel, Yugi uses "The Eye of Truth" to see Seto's hand and is surprised to see a "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and that he has not Summoned it yet. He then uses "Mystic Box" to destroy "Ancient Lamp", allowing "Dark Magician" to destroy "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp". Seto Summons "Saggi the Dark Clown". Yugi destroys it with "Gaia the Fierce Knight", but this activates "Crush Card", destroying all of Yugi's monsters with 1500 or more ATK. Yugi can still use equip cards to power up his weak monsters, but Seto has drawn all three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" and "Polymerization", forming the "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon". Can Yugi defeat the most powerful Duel Monster in the game, or will he be eliminated and lose his chance to save his Grandpa?
Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Seto KaibaEdit
Turn 7: Kaiba
- "Swords of Revealing Light" is shown to be in Yami's hand.
Turn 8: Yami Yugi
- Yami Yugi draws "Mystic Box".
- Yami 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".
(NOTE: In the real game Mystic Box lets you select 1 monster on the opponent's side of the field. That monster is destroyed and 1 monster on your side of the field goes to the opponent's side of the Field).
- "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" (Kaiba 1500 → 800 Life Points).
- "Multiply" is shown in Yami's hand.
Turn 9: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws "Crush Card".
- Kaiba then Sets 1 card.
Turn 10: Yami Yugi
- Yami draws "Gaia the Fierce Knight" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (2300 ATK / 2100 DEF).
- Yami recalls his "Dark Magician" back into his hand.
- "Gaia the Fierce Knight" attacks and destroys "Saggi the Dark Clown".
- "Horn of the Unicorn" and "Multiply" are shown in Yami's hand.
(NOTE: Crush Card Virus's real-life effect tributes a DARK monster with 1000 or less ATK to destroy all of the opponent's monsters with 1500 ATK or more on the Field, Hand and any they draw until their 3rd End Phase.)
Turn 11: Kaiba
- Kaiba's hand contains "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Battle Ox".
- Kaiba passes.
Turn 12: Yami Yugi
- Yami draws "Summoned Skull" (2500 ATK / 1200 DEF). Since its Attack Points is more than 1500, Yami cannot summon it.
Turn 13: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
- 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".
- He then equips "Horn of the Unicorn" to "Griffore", increasing its ATK and DEF by 700 ("Griffore": 1200 → 1900 ATK / 1500 → 2200 DEF).
Turn 15: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws the third "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
- Kaiba 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 Life Points).
Turn 16: Yami Yugi
- Yami draws.
- Yami's hand contains "Mammoth Graveyard, "Multiply", and "Polymerization".
Turn 17: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws "Polymerization" and subsequently activates it, fusing his "Blue-Eyes" with the two Blue-Eyes White Dragons in his hand to Fusion Summon "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" in Attack Position (4500 ATK / 3800 DEF).
- 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 backgroud 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 adaptationsEdit
- "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.
- When Kaiba summons the first Blue-Eyes White Dragon, in Yugi's hand Mammoth Graveyard is seen when he never drew it. Also in the next scene of his hand, a Polymerization card came out of nowhere. Both characters seemed to be getting cards out of thin air in their hands even though they never drew them.
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 an 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 when Yugi draw this card, but he cannot Summon it, due to "Crush Card Virus'" effect.