|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 4
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.
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 "Black Illusion Ritual" to Tribute "Dark-Eyes Illusionist" and Ritual Summon "Relinquished" (0/0) in Attack Position. Pegasus activates "Relinquished's" effect, equipping "Curse of Dragon" to itself and increasing its ATK and DEF by "Curse of Dragon's" ATK and DEF ("Relinquished": 0 → 2000/0 → 1500).
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) ("Relinquished": 2000 → 0/1500 → 0).
Pegasus draws. He then activates the effect of "Relinquished", equipping "Dark Magician" to itself and increasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK and DEF of "Dark Magician" ("Relinquished": 0 → 2500/0 → 2100).
"Relinquished" attacks and destroys "Feral Imp". Yugi, at this point, collapses as 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 then Normal Summons "Jigen Bakudan" (200/1000) in Attack Position. This card can't be selected as an attack target. Also when it is Yami's second End Phase after the summoning of "Jigen Bakudan", it will self-destruct to destroy every monster on Pegasus' side of the field. After that is done, both players will take damage equal to the original ATK of the monsters they owned. This would be 0 damage to Pegasus and 2500 points damage to Yami. 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 Adaptations
- 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.
- In the dub, when Maximillion Pegasus Normal Summons "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", the card is shown as a Level 1 monster with 1400 DEF instead of being a Level 2 monster with 0 ATK and DEF like in the Japanese.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.