Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 094

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 094



Mirai wo Kaeru Ichigeki

Japanese translation

One Strike That Changes the Future


A Duel with Destiny, Part 2

Episode number


Japanese air date

February 12, 2002

English air date

October 18, 2003

Japanese opening


English opening

Season Two theme

Japanese ending


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"A Duel with Destiny, Part 2", known as "One Strike That Changes the Future" in the Japanese version, is the ninety-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It first aired in Japan on February 12, 2002 and in the United States on October 18, 2003.


Although Kaiba fights well against Ishizu, she still is unfazed by him thanks to her Millennium Item. When Ishizu has him cornered and nearly out decked, it seems that her vision will come true and that Kaiba will be defeated. Suddenly Kaiba receives a vision of his own from the Millennium Rod that might save him from Ishizu.

Major Events

DM-094 Obelisk the tormentor

"Obelisk the Tormentor"


  • In this Duel's final turn, the timing of activation for Kaiba's "Soul Exchange" is unclear to determine: is it at the end of Ishizu's turn or during his own turn? It is however very likely that "Soul Exchange" is played as a Quick-Play Spell Card at the end of Ishizu's turn, otherwise Ishizu would have been free to attack Kaiba directly with her 3 monsters and win the duel, and also due to the fact that Kaiba Normal Summoned "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". In this case however, the anime bends the rules a little because "Soul Exchange" is supposed to be a Normal Spell Card.
  • Even after Kaiba used "Soul Exchange" to summon "Obelisk the Tormentor", it's seen again when Kaiba is considering using the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" instead.
  • Similarly, due to the particular way in which "Sacrifice Blast" (a.k.a. "Blast Held by a Tribute") works in the anime, it is shown to activate immediately after Kaiba takes control of Ishizu's monsters. In a subsequent scene displaying the Arena (after Kaiba summons his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon") both Duelists are shown to have no cards face-down on the field. This confirms that Ishizu's card has already been "activated", unbeknownst to Kaiba. This also significantly bends the real-game rules, since "Sacrifice Blast" would have to remain on the field until it is activated (presumably, at the moment "Obelisk the Tormentor" attacks). This requirement is however skipped for dramatic effect.
    DM-094 Obelisk destroyed

    "Obelisk" destroyed as expected

  • In the dub, when Mokuba is translating the text, a Lifepoint noise is heard before he heads out to check on Kaiba's duel.

Featured Duel: Seto Kaiba vs. Ishizu Ishtar, Part 2

Duel continued from previous episode.

Turn 11: Kaiba
Kaiba activates his face-down "Magic Removal Virus Cannon" to send all Magic Cards in Ishizu's Deck and hand to her Graveyard. Ishizu pays 1000 Life Points (Ishizu 2400 → 1400) in order to activate her face-down "Exchange of the Spirit", which switches the cards in both duelists' Decks with those in their Graveyards. This leaves Kaiba with six cards in his Deck while Ishizu gets back every card that Kaiba made her send to the Graveyard.

Turn 12: Ishizu
Ishizu draws "Kelbek" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1500/1800) in Attack Position. She then Sets a card.

Tuen 13: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Magic Removal Virus Cannon" and subsequently activates it, but Ishizu activates her face-down "Muko" to negate the effect of "Magic Removal Virus Cannon" and destroy it.

Turn 14: Ishizu
Ishizu draws "Zolga" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1700/1200) in Attack Position. "Zolga" attacks and destroys "Dark Gremlin" (Kaiba 2950 → 2850). "Kelbek" then attacks directly (Kaiba 2850 → 1350). Ishizu Sets a card.

Turn 15: Kaiba
Kaiba's hand contains "The Flute of Summoning Dragon", "Silent Doom", "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", "Cross Sacrifice", "Ring of Destruction", and "Obelisk the Tormentor". Kaiba draws "Crush Card"[Notes 1], but Ishizu activates her face-down "Muko" to send the drawn card to the Graveyard. Kaiba Sets a card ("Cross Sacrifice"). Kaiba intends to activate his set card once Ishizu gets three monsters out onto her field.

Turn 16: Ishizu
Ishizu draws. She then Sets a card ("Sacrifice Blast"). In the anime, Ishizu reveals (to the viewers, thinking to herself) that this Trap has already begun infusing its power into one of Ishizu's monsters ("Zolga"), so that when Kaiba uses "Cross Sacrifice" to seize its control and tribute it, it will be transferred to the Tribute Summoned monster i.e. Kaiba's "Obelisk the Tormentor". Once Seto attacks Ishizu directly with "Obelisk", the effect of "Sacrifice Blast" will activate, defeating Kaiba. Ishizu Normal Summons "Agido" (1500/1300) in Attack Position. Kaiba activates his face-down "Cross Sacrifice" to Tribute "Zolga", "Kelbek", and "Agido" and Tribute Summon "Obelisk the Tormentor" (4000/4000) in Attack Position.

Turn 17: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Polymerization". He prepares to attack directly with "Obelisk the Tormentor", but Yami Marik's Millennium Rod activates and gives Kaiba a vision of the past. He sees himself as an ancient priest carrying a woman while standing in front of a stone tablet showing the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". This convinces him to change his strategy.

Kaiba then activates "Silent Doom" to Special Summon "Gadget Soldier" (1800/2000) from his Graveyard in Defense Position. He then Tributes "Gadget Soldier" and "Obelisk the Tormentor" in order to Tribute Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position (thus negating the "Sacrifice Blast" secretly infused in "Obelisk"). "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks directly (Ishizu 1400 → 0).

Differences In Adaptations

  • The 5 pointed star on "Muko" is given more points in the dub.

Featured cards

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

Seto Kaiba
Ishizu Ishtar
Computer screen
Ishizu's thoughts


  1. The drawn card was not directly shown, but Ishizu told Kaiba last turn that he would draw "Crush Card" on his next Draw Phase.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 This card was played as a Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 This card can be seen when Kaiba put these cards from his Graveyard back to his Deck via "Exchange of the Spirit's" effect.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 This card can be seen in Kaiba's hand.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 This card can be seen in Ishizu's Graveyard.

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