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