|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 038|
Jagan Hatsudō Sakurifaisu
The Wicked Eye Activates - Sacrifice
Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4
|Japanese air date||
January 16, 2001
|English air date||
September 28, 2002
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
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Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4, known as The Evil Eye Engages - Sacrifice in the Japanese version, is the thirty-eighth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh!. It aired in Japan on January 16, 2001, and in the US on September 28, 2002.
As Yami Bakura demands Mokuba's body, Tristan knocks him out, takes his Millennium Ring, and throws it off the castle roof into the woods. He then carries Bakura and Mokuba back to the balcony, where Joey and Tea are witnessing the beginning of a shadow duel. Contact between them and Yugi has been cut off, and they cannot enter the shadow cloud -- they either go to the other side of it or return where they started. Inside the shadow, the duel continues. Each monster is maintained by one's life energy, and regular Yugi cannot handle the force of the Shadow Realm Yami takes over for a time, protesting that Yugi will not survive in such conditions, but Yugi convinces him to switch back, and he manages to set a card. But just then, Pegasus destroys Yugi's defending monster, and Yugi collapses. Despite Yami's frantic calls, Yugi is gone. This leaves just Yami to duel Pegasus, who can once again read his mind and know all of his moves.
To make matters worse, Pegasus' "Relinquished" makes all of Yami's attacks self-destructive, and if he does not break the combo in two turns, "Jigen Bakudan" will destroy what's left of Yami's Life Points. Can Yami figure out a way to defeat Pegasus before it is too late?
Featured Duel: Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi vs. Maximillion Pegasus, Part 4Edit
Pegasus has just turned the Duel into a Shadow Game. Yugi realizes that he is having difficulties handling the force of the Shadow Realm, so Yami Yugi takes over. Yami draws. He then passes his turn.
Yami draws. He then Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" in Attack Position (2000 ATK / 1500 DEF). He switches to Yugi. Yugi again seems to have a hard time handling the force of the Shadow Realm.
Yugi draws. Yami, at this point, fears that Yugi won't be able to handle the stress of the Shadow Realm, so he takes over. "Curse of Dragon" attacks Pegasus's "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", but this activates "Dark-Eyes Illusionist's" effect, which stops the attack and forbids "Curse of Dragon" from attacking.
Pegasus draws. He then activates Set Ritual Magic Card "Black Illusion Ritual". Pegasus tributes "Dark-Eyes Illusionist" to Ritual Summon "Relinquished" in Attack Position (0 ATK / 0 DEF) Pegasus activates "Relinquished's" effect to equip "Curse of Dragon" to itself. It gains ATK and DEF equal to "Curse of Dragon's" ATK and DEF ("Relinquished": 0 → 2000 ATK / 0 → 1500 DEF).
Yami draws. "Dark Magician" attacks "Relinquished", but "Curse of Dragon" is destroyed instead. Due to the effect of "Relinquished", the Battle Damage that Pegasus would have taken is inflicted to Yami instead (Yami 900 → 400 Life Points). "Relinquished's" ATK and DEF revert to normal ("Relinquished": 2000 → 0 ATK / 1500 → 0 DEF). (NOTE: In real life, Pegasus would have received the damage, too.)
"Relinquished" attacks and destroys "Feral Imp". Yugi, at this point, collapses; the Shadow Realm's cost was too strong for him. With Yugi unconscious Yami is left to duel by himself, allowing Pegasus to once again read his mind.
"Relinquished" attacks and destroys "Winged Dragon". Pegasus Normal Summons "Jigen Bakudan" in Attack Position (200 ATK / 1000 DEF). It is immune to attacks, and in 2 turns, it will self-destruct to destroy every monster on Pegasus' side of the field. Damage equal to each destroyed monster's ATK will then be inflicted to each monster's owner, which would be zero damage to Pegasus and 2500 points of damage to Yami's Life Points. Yami's hand at this point is shown to contain from left to right: "Makiu, the Magical Mist", "Multiply", "Burning Land", "Kuriboh", and "Monster Recovery".
When the duel continues in the Shadow Realm, Pegasus' trap card "Gorgon's Eye" disappears, presumably destroyed by "Magical Neutralizing Force". If it had still been active, Pegasus would have won the duel many times since Yugi defends numerous times once "Relinquished" is summoned.
Differences In AdaptationsEdit
- A shot of Yugi collapsing at the duel station is cut from the US version.
- At the end of the episode, when it shows Yugi's hand, every card except for "Kuriboh" is redesigned.
- In the last episode, Yugi had two cards in his hand before the episode ended. At the start of this episode, he has three cards in his hand.
- When Maximillion Pegasus Normal Summons "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", it has 1400 defense points instead of 0 like in the Japanese version.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.