|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 026|
Mokuba wo Sukue! Kaiba Vāsasu Pegasasu
Save Mokuba! Kaiba vs. Pegasus
Champion vs. Creator, Part 1
|Japanese air date||
October 17, 2000
|English air date||
May 18, 2002
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
|Next||Champion vs. Creator, Part 2|
"Champion vs. Creator, Part 1", known as "Save Mokuba! Kaiba vs. Pegasus" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-sixth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. It first aired in Japan on October 17, 2000 and in the United States on May 18, 2002.
|This summary is currently incomplete.|
Yugi, Mai, and Joey have enough Star Chips to enter Pegasus' Castle. But Kemo will not allow Tea, Tristan or Bakura in because they are not even Duelists. However, when Mai distracts him using her feminine wiles, they are able to sneak in. They head onto the main balcony, where they meet up with Bandit Keith. Croquet comes in and greets the Duelists telling them there will be an exhibition match for them between Seto Kaiba and Maximillion Pegasus. Seto wants Pegasus to Duel with his Duel Disks but Pegasus says if they use them, Mokuba will operate his for him. Seto, not wanting to Duel his own brother, decides to Duel in a normal Duel Arena instead. The Duel starts with Pegasus toying with Seto, allowing him to destroy his first few monsters. Right when Kaiba tries to summon his "Blue-Eyes", Pegasus activates "Prophecy" in response, and, thanks to his Millennium Eye, Pegasus is able to correctly guess the card Kaiba was about to summon. Kaiba is forced to give Pegasus his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Kaiba wonders how Pegasus knew what card he was going to play before he can play it. Without that card in his hand, Kaiba is forced to switch his "Rude Kaiser" into Defense Position. Kaiba then tries to use his "Crush Card" and "Saggi the Dark Clown" combo on Pegasus to destroy all monsters in Pegasus' Deck that have at least 1500 ATK (Yugi and his friends note that this is the same combo Kaiba used on Pegasus' castle, but Yugi claims Pegasus knows it's coming), but Pegasus activates "Negative Energy" to stop Kaiba from using his "Crush Card", pushing Kaiba into a corner.
Featured Duel: Seto Kaiba vs. Maximillion PegasusEdit
Turn 2: Kaiba
Kaiba draws. Kaiba's hand contains "Ryu-Kishin Powered", "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", "Rude Kaiser", "Crush Card Virus", and "Saggi the Dark Clown". Kaiba then Sets 1 card. He then Normal Summons "Rude Kaiser" in Attack Position (1800 ATK / 1600 DEF). "Rude Kaiser" attacks and destroys Pegasus's Set monster: "Toon Alligator" (800 ATK / 1600 DEF). Kaiba ends his turn.
Turn 3: Pegasus
Pegasus draws "Parrot Dragon" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (2000 ATK / 1300 DEF). "Parrot Dragon" attacks "Rude Kaiser", but Kaiba activates "Mesmeric Control" to negate the attack and reduce the ATK of "Parrot Dragon" by 800 points ("Parrot Dragon": 2000 → 1200 ATK / 1300 DEF). Pegasus ends his turn.
(NOTE: The real-life effect of Mesmeric Control is 'During your opponent's turn your opponent cannot change their monster's battle position except with a card effect' , it doesn't reduce a monster's ATK power)
Turn 5: Pegasus
Pegasus passes his turn.
Turn 6: Kaiba
Seto draws. He then tries to Normal Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", but Pegasus activates "Prophecy"; letting him predict if the ATK of Seto's card is more, equal to, or less than 2000. If he is correct, the card will be added to his hand. Pegasus guesses that the card Seto is trying to play has over 2000 ATK. He is right, so "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" is added to his hand. Kaiba switches "Rude Kaiser" to Defense Position and ends his turn.
Turn 9: Pegasus
Pegasus draws. He then activates his set "Negative Energy" to double the ATK of every DARK monster on the field ("Saggi the Dark Clown": 600 → 1200 ATK / 1500 DEF). This means that "Saggi" can't be used for the effect of "Crush Card" as its ATK is now over 1000. Since the ATK of "Saggi the Dark Clown" is now over 1000, "Crush Card" is destroyed. Pegasus Flip Summons "Dark Rabbit" into Attack Position (1100 ATK / 1500 DEF). Due to the effect of "Negative Energy", the ATK of "Dark Rabbit" is doubled ("Dark Rabbit": 1100 → 2200 ATK / 1500 DEF). "Dark Rabbit" attacks and destroys "Saggi the Dark Clown" (Kaiba 2000 → 1000 Life Points).
Differences in adaptationsEdit
- Mesmeric Control and Negative Energy's colors are changed slightly in the English version.
- Prophecy is changed from a trap card to a spell card in the dub.
- In the dub, when Kaiba summons "Saggi the Dark Clown", its ATK and DEF are shown as 900/1600 instead of 600/1500.
- When Pegasus summons "Dark Rabbit", the area around its mouth is colored purple.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ This card was depicted as a Magic Card in the dub. It is a Trap Card in the Japanese version.
- ↑ This card belongs to Kaiba but was taken by Pegasus via "Prophecy" in this episode.
- ↑ This card was seen in Kaiba's hand.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 This card was seen in Kaiba's briefcase only in the dub.