After losing, The Big Five again try to steal everyone's bodies by force. Noah interrupts and takes the five to his room. Due to their repeated failures and rule-breaking, Noah imprisons them in an isolated part of his virtual world and they are never seen again (in the Japanese version he deletes them).
Tristan is devastated because he thinks he will never get his body back.
Leichter's hand contains "Five-Headed Dragon", "Dragon Revival Ritual", and "A Deal with Dark Ruler".
Activates "Dragon Revival Ritual", Tributing all of the Big Five's Deck Masters to Ritual Summon "Five-Headed Dragon" (5000/5000) in Attack Position and make it the Big Five's new Deck Master.
Due to the effect of "Five-Headed Dragon", it can't attack on the turn it's Ritual Summoned, but its first effect then activates, destroying all cards that Yami Yugi and Joey control. In addition, "Five-Headed Dragon" cannot be destroyed in battle by any monsters except LIGHT monsters.
"Dark Flare Knight" attacks "Five-Headed Dragon". "Five-Headed Dragon" destroys "Dark Flare Knight", but due to its effect, all Battle Damage that Yami Yugi would have taken is nullified.
Since "Dark Flare Knight" was destroyed in battle and sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, Special Summoning "Mirage Knight" (2800/2000) in Attack Position and making it the new Deck Master for both Yami Yugi and Joey.
"Mirage Knight" attacks "Five-Headed Dragon". Due to the effect of "Mirage Knight", it gains ATK equal to that of the opposing monster ("Mirage Knight": 2800 → 7800/2000) during damage calculation only. "Mirage Knight" destroys "Five-Headed Dragon".
After damage calculation, the ATK of "Mirage Knight" goes back to normal ("Mirage Knight": 7800 → 2800/2000)
At the end of the Battle Phase, the last effect of "Mirage Knight" activates, removing it from play and Special Summoning "Flame Swordsman" (800/1600) and "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) back to the field in Attack Position while the two summoned monsters become Joey and Yami Yugi's Deck Masters again.
"Berserk Dragon" attacks every "Hat" on Yami Yugi's side of the field via its own effect. The three empty hats are destroyed. "Berserk Dragon" then attacks the hat that "Dark Magician" is under, but Joey orders "Flame Swordsman" to intercept the attack. Joey then activates "Silver Dollar" which prevents "Flame Swordsman" from being destroyed by this battle and prevents Joey from taking any Battle Damage from the attack.
At the End Phase, "Berserk Dragon' loses 500 ATK due to its effect ("Berserk Dragon": 3500 → 3000/0).
Turn 23: Joey Wheeler
Activates his set "Knight's Title", Tributing "Dark Magician" to Special Summon "Dark Magician Knight" (2500/2100) in Attack Position and make it Yami Yugi's new Deck Master.
Activates "Flame Swordsman's" Deck Master's ability, removing 700 ATK from itself ("Flame Swordsman": 800 → 100/1600) and increasing the ATK of "Dark Magician Knight" by the same amount ("Dark Magician Knight": 2500 → 3200/2000).
Turn 24: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws.
"Dark Magician Knight" attacks and destroys "Berserk Dragon". Since the Big Five's Deck Master was destroyed, they automatically lose by default.
The Big Five are defeated, but they still try to advance on the gang to try to steal their bodies. Noah stops them. For disappointing him again, Noah banishes them to the depths of the Virtual World forever, then goes off to challenge Seto Kaiba himself.
Differences in Adaptations
When The Big Five's Deck Masters are sacrificed together, the five pointed star is given more points in the dub as usual.
Once again, Mokuba's eyes glow red in the English version.
In the original version, Noah explain that nothing is real in the virtual world to The Big 5 and they can't get flesh.
In the original version, Noah deleted The Big 5, but in the English version, he simply imprisons each of the Big Five in an isolated portion of the Virtual World.
This isn't the only time that a Fusion Monster attacked too early. It happened in episode 107 with "Perfect Machine King" and "St. Joan". Which would probably indicate that Battle City rules do not apply in this arc. Seeing as how they are not actually in the tournament at this time this makes sense.
Note: In Episodes 99, 104, 115 & 118, the Magic Cards "Quick Attack" and "Sinister Justice" were used to allow a Fusion Summoned monster to attack in the turn it was Fusion Summoned indicating that Battle City Rules do apply in this arc. Conclusions that can be drawn from this are:
1. Fusion Monsters can only not attack when they are Fusion Summoned, not Special Summoned by an effect in the case of "St. Joan" Special Summoned by the effect of "Goddess with the Third Eye".
2. Fusion Monsters can attack on the turn they are Fusion Summoned if the Deck Master is used as a Fusion Material Monster in the cases of "Perfect Machine King" & "Dark Flare Knight".
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.