"Yugi vs. The Rare Hunter, Part 2", known as "Reversal - Chain Destruction" in the Japanese version, is the fifty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It first aired in Japan on May 29, 2001, and in the United States on January 18, 2003.

Major Events

  • Yami Yugi discovers Seeker's strategy to summon "Exodia", and then devises a strategy of his own to counter it.
  • After winning the Duel, Yami Yugi takes "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" from Seeker's Deck, and then destroys Seeker's Deck after realizing all the cards within are counterfeit (In the dub, the cards were real, but Yugi destroys the cards because they were all marked with invisible ink.)

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Seeker, Part 2

Duel continued from previous episode.

Yami Yugi has 4000 LP remaining and controls "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (2100/1800) in Attack Position and one set card.

Seeker has 4000 LP remaining and controls "Stone Statue of the Aztecs" (300/2000) and "Gear Golem the Moving Fortress" (800/2200) in Defense Position.

Turn 5: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Sets a card. "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" attacks and destroys "Stone Statue of the Aztecs".

Turn 6: Seeker
Seeker is about to draw "Left Arm of the Forbidden One", but Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Time Seal" to skip Seeker's Draw Phase. Seeker passes his turn.

Turn 7: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Lightforce Sword" and subsequently activates it to remove one random card from Seeker's hand from play for three turns; Yami Yugi removes the "Right Arm of the Forbidden One" in Seeker's hand from play. Yami then Tributes "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" to Tribute Summon "Summoned Skull" (2500/1200) in Attack Position. "Summoned Skull" attacks and destroys "Gear Golem the Moving Fortress".

Turn 8: Seeker
Seeker draws "Left Arm of the Forbidden One". He then activates "Swords of Revealing Light". Now every monster Yami Yugi controls can't attack for 3 turns and every monster he controls must be face-up.

Turn 9: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then passes.

Turn 10: Seeker
Seeker draws "Head of Exodia". He then passes.

Turn 11: Yami Yugi
Yami draws a card and subsequently Sets it. He then Normal Summons "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" (1400/1700) in Attack Position.

Turn 12: Seeker
Seeker draws "Right Leg of the Forbidden One". Seeker's hand contains two "Heads of Exodia", two "Right Legs", "Left Leg of the Forbidden One", "Left Arm of the Forbidden One", and "Giant Soldier of Stone". He then Normal Summons "Head of Exodia" (1000/1000) in Defense Position. Since Seeker Normal Summoned a monster, Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Chain Destruction" to destroy every copy of "Head of Exodia" in Seeker's Deck and hand. Yami Yugi then activates his face-down "Dust Tornado" to destroy "Swords of Revealing Light".

Turn 13: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then activates "Monster Reborn" to revive "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (2100/1800) in Attack Position. "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" attacks and destroys "Head of Exodia". "Summoned Skull" attacks directly (Seeker 4000 → 1500 LP). "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" then attacks directly. Due to the effect of "Alpha the Magnet Warrior", it gains 200 ATK during the Damage Step as "Summoned Skull" had already attacked ("Alpha The Magnet Warrior": 1400 → 1600/1700). The direct attack then hits (Seeker 1500 LP → 0 LP).

Changes to the dub

  • In the Japanese version, he wants both world domination, using the God cards and the Pharaoh's power and title, and to kill him, due to false beliefs learned about later. In the English dub, Marik only wants world domination with the God cards and the Pharaoh's power, not caring to kill him, but is willing to send him to the Shadow Realm so Yugi doesn't get in his way.
  • In the Japanese version, Joey wants to Duel Yugi in the Battle City finals. In the dub he wants to help Yugi save the world.
  • In the Japanese version, Joey gives "Red Eyes Black Dragon" to Yugi and says that he will accept it back once he defeats him. In the dub, he gives him the card because he might need it to defeat Marik.
  • When Marik makes Seeker twist and turn, moving his body very oddly, to prove that he is controlling Seeker, the dub adds glowing colors to Seeker's body.
  • In the dub, although Yami Yugi and Yugi give each other enough privacy, such as when Yami Yugi didn't know that in a former episode Yugi had asked Tea to take him out on a "date", they normally hear everything important someone says to them, despite who is in control, and so Yugi knows about Marik when he introduces himself through Seeker even though Yami Yugi is in control. In the Japanese version, Yugi doesn't know about Marik until he meets and talks with him through Arkana after dueling him in a later episode.
  • Cut from the dub: Téa spotting Yugi and Joey shaking hands at the plaza.
  • Cut from the dub: Téa chasing Yugi and Joey.
  • In the English anime, the five pieces of "Exodia" show two "Right arms".
  • In the original, all of Seeker's cards were fake. In the dub, they were real cards, but they were all marked with invisible ink.
  • In the English anime, when Chain Destruction is activated, the chain piercing Exodia's head (and subsequently Seeker's Deck) is obscured by a flash of light.
  • In the Japanese, when Yugi explains Exodia's weakness, all five cards are shown behind him but in the dub, some of those 5 cards are duplicates.
  • In the Japanese, Marik causes Seeker to go out cold, while he sends his mind to the Shadow Realm in the dub.
  • Cut from the dub is a scene with Seeker's eyes rolling into the back of his head as Marik takes over.
  • In the Japanese dub, Kaiba let the duel continue because he never expected Yugi to lose to the likes of Seeker. In the English dub, he immaturely let the duel continue for revenge of seeing Yugi face the same card he used to beat Kaiba in their first duel.


  • After Seeker draws the second head, his hand is shown with all five pieces in his hand. Obviously, this was not the case.
  • At one point in the Duel, Seeker knows what "Exodia" piece is coming next and he thinks it's the exact one he needs to win by "Exodia's" effect but in the dub, it's the same one as one already in his hand.
  • In the Japanese, after Yugi plays "Alpha The Magnet Warrior", its DEF is shown at 1000 instead of 1700.
  • In the scene where Yugi tears up Seeker's deck, for one frame you can see the Japanese Exodia head card underneath the American edited card as it's torn in half.
  • In the scene after Yugi tears up Seeker's deck, the card he is holding is "Giant Soldier of Stone" when it should be Joey's "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" Yugi had just won.


  • This is the only Duel where Yugi won without losing any Life Points as Seeker's entire strategy was to simply stall with high defense monsters until he obtained all the pieces of "Exodia".
  • This is also one of the few Duels where a rule was made up that didn't seem necessary for plot, advantage purposes, or dramatic/comedic effect. Technically, Yugi/Yami didn't need to activate the made-up effect of "Summoned Skull" to power up "Alpha The Magnet Warrior", as he could have instead used "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" to destroy Seeker's "Head of Exodia", then use "Summoned Skull" and "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" to defeat Seeker in one turn.

Featured cards

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

Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
Joey Wheeler
Kaiba's monitor


  1. This card belongs to Joey, but it was stolen by Seeker two episodes ago. Later Yugi won this card from Seeker and kept it after Joey made a promise to Yugi that he will beat him and win his "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" back.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This was played as a Magic Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 This card can be seen when Yugi searches Seeker's Deck.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 This was played as a Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 A second copy of this card can be seen when Yugi searches Seeker's Deck.
  6. One copy can be seen in Rare Hunter's hand. Both copies of this card are seen when Yugi searches Seeker's Deck.
  7. Two copies of this card can be seen in his hand and the third copies of this card is shown when Yugi searches Seeker's Deck.
  8. One copy card can be seen in the hand and a another copy is seen when Yugi searches Seeker's Deck

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