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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 042
Yugioh042
Kanji

必殺のシャドーグール

Rōmaji

Hissatsu no Shadō Gūru

Japanese translation

Certain-Kill Shadow Ghoul

English

The Ties of Friendship

Episode number

42

Japanese air date

February 13, 2001

English air date

October 12, 2002

Cards
Gallery International
Music
Japanese opening

V O I C E

English opening

Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme

Japanese ending

Energizing Shower
元気のシャワー

English ending

Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)
Previous The Wrath of Rebecca
Next Legendary Heroes, Part 1

"The Ties of Friendship", known as "The Deadly Shadow Ghoul" in the Japanese, is the forty-second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. It aired in Japan in February 13, 2001 and in the United States on October 12, 2002.

Summary

The Duel between Rebecca and Yugi continues, and Rebecca repeatedly accuses Solomon of stealing her grandfather's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", getting on everyone's nerves.

Solomon tells the story of how he met Arthur Hawkins. It was at an archaeological dig in Egypt years ago. Arthur was reading some Egyptian hieroglyphics and notice they resemble Duel Monsters, making him believe that ancient Egyptians used these monsters in battle for power and control. Unfortunately, no one believed him, but he never gave up on his research. One day, Solomon and Arthur were in a tomb when the roof caved in, trapping the two men. There was only enough water for one person, so they decide to Duel for it. In the end, Solomon surrenders, even though he could have won, because he knew Arthur would need the water more than him. He notices the Duel between Rebecca and Yugi is going in the exact same way as the Duel he had.

In the end, Yugi does surrender. Rebecca demands her "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" card back. Solomon reluctantly shows the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" to Rebecca, which (to Rebecca's shock) has been taped together. Rebecca rages out of control upon seeing this as she thinks Solomon tore it up. Solomon tries to tell Rebecca he would never do such a thing, but Rebecca again won't listen to him.

At this point, Arthur arrives and tells Rebecca to behave herself. He shows Rebecca the top card of Yugi's Deck, which was "Soul Release". It would have allowed Yugi to remove up to five cards from either player's Graveyard. This would have decreased the ATK of "Shadow Ghoul" to 2300, allowing Yugi's "Dark Magician" to destroy it and win the Duel.

Rebecca is shocked upon finding out about this, but she asks why did Yugi forfeit when he had the chance to win. Arthur explains that Yugi deliberately forfeited to teach Rebecca about the Heart of the Cards and that there is more to life than winning. Rebecca apologizes and to prove their friendship, Yugi gives her the "The Ties of Friendship" card that he got from Maximillion Pegasus in the previous episode.

Featured Duel: Yugi Muto vs. Rebecca Hawkins

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Yugi has 1000 LP remaining and controls "Summoned Skull" (2500/1200) in Attack Position and no Set cards.
Rebecca has 1300 LP remaining and controls "Cannon Soldier" (1400/1300) in Attack Position, "Millennium Shield" (0/3000 → 2500) in Defense Position equipped with "Ring of Magnetism", and no Set cards.

Turn 12: Yugi
Yugi draws "Catapult Turtle" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1000/2000) in Attack Position. He then activates "Brain Control" to take control of "Millennium Shield" until the end of this turn. He then activates the effect of "Catapult Turtle" to Tribute "Millennium Shield" and inflict damage to Rebecca equal to half the ATK of "Millennium Shield", which is 0. "Summoned Skull" attacks and destroys "Cannon Soldier" (Rebecca: 1300 → 200 LP).

Turn 13: Rebecca
Rebecca's hand contains "Electric Snake", "Sangan", "Witch of the Black Forest", "Skelengel", another "Sangan" and "Shadow Ghoul". Rebecca draws "Judgment Blaster" and subsequently activates it to discard five cards from her hand and destroy every monster on Yugi's side of the field. She then Normal Summons "Shadow Ghoul" (1600/1300) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Shadow Ghoul", it gains 100 ATK for every monster in Rebecca's Graveyard, and there are eleven ("Shadow Ghoul": 1600 → 2700/1300).

Turn 14: Yugi
Yugi draws a monster and subsequently Sets it.

Turn 15: Rebecca
Rebecca draws "Stop Defense" and subsequently activates it to switch Yugi's Set "Dark Magician" into Attack Position (2500/2100). "Shadow Ghoul" attacks and destroys "Dark Magician" (Yugi: 1000 → 800 LP).

Turn 16: Yugi
Yugi draws. He then activates "Swords of Revealing Light". Now for three turns, all monsters Rebecca controls must be face-up and cannot attack.

Turn 17: Rebecca
Rebecca draws, then passes her turn. The effect of "Swords of Revealing Light" will expire in two turns.

Turn 18: Yugi
Yugi draws. He then activates "Monster Reborn" to Special Summon "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) from his Graveyard in Attack Position.

Turn 19: Rebecca
Rebecca draws. She then Normal Summons another "Cannon Soldier" (1400/1300) in Defense Position. The effect of "Swords of Revealing Light" will expire in one turn.

Turn 20: Yugi
Yugi draws. "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "Cannon Soldier" ("Shadow Ghoul": 2700 → 2800/1300).

Turn 21: Rebecca
Rebecca passes her turn. At the end of Rebecca's turn, the effect of "Swords of Revealing Light" expires.

Turn 22: Yugi
Yugi draws "Soul Release". He then surrenders.

Differences in adaptations

  • In the dub, the woman on "Soul Release" is given a dress to wear.

Mistakes

  • During the episode, the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" card was always shown as being taped together. At the end of the episode, though, when it shows the "Ties of Friendship" and the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" cards, the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" is intact, as if it was never ripped apart.

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Rebecca Hawkins
Yugi Muto
Flashbacks
Solomon Muto
Arthur's explanation

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 This card was seen in Rebecca's hand before she activate "Judgment Blaster".
  2. 2.0 2.1 This card was seen in Rebecca's hand before she activate "Judgment Blaster" only in the dub.
  3. Rebecca receives this card from Yugi as proof of their friendship.

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