|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" in defense mode. 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 Kaiba
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".
- "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 (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" which destroys 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.
Turn 12: Yami Yugi
- Yami draws "Summoned Skull" (2500/1200). 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".
- Yami then activates "Horn of the Unicorn", equipping it to "Griffore" and increasing its ATK and DEF by 700 ("Griffore": 1200 → 1900/1500 → 2200).
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).
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" (4500/3800) in Attack Position.
- 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".