|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 120|
Burying The Past - Part 1
|Japanese air date||
August 27, 2002
|English air date||
April 3, 2004
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 3)|
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|Next||Burying the Past - Part 2|
Burying the Past - Part 1, entitled Exodia Necross in the Japanese version, is the 120th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series.
Seto Kaiba has one final confrontation with Gozaburo, with the twosome dueling each other for control of KaibaCorp. Meanwhile, Noah, possessing Mokuba's body in the real world, intends to destroy his father's Virtual World Fortress, as payback for 6 years of desertion.
Gozaburo reveals that he has unleashed a Duel Monster army (consisting of Cosmo Queen, an army of Skull Knights, an army of Command Knights, an army of Lizard Soldiers, and an army of Rock Ogre Grotto #1) on Yugi and his friends, but the tide is seesawing back and forth in the favor of both opposing sides.
To remind his stepson of the painful moment he'd had when he dueled Yugi, who'd achieved the impossible by summoning Exodia in their first duel, Gozaburo reveals that he is using an Exodia Deck—or is he?
Ultimately, Gozaburo summons a monster called "Exodia Necross", who seems to be nearly as invincible as its "Forbidden One" counterpart; as long as the 5 pieces of Exodia remain in Gozaburo's Graveyard, "Exodia Necross" is immune to destruction by battle, as well as the effects of other cards that can affect or destroy it.
Meanwhile, Noah has escaped to the real world in Mokuba's body and plans to destroy the virtual fortress with his father's own satellite missiles, destroying every mind trapped in cyberspace, but suddenly has a change of heart when he is reminded that Mokuba considered him his brother and instead tries to help everyone escape. Unfortunately, Yami Marik has destroyed the controls, leaving no way to override the satellite's attack.
Featured Duel: Seto Kaiba vs. Gozaburo KaibaEdit
Turn 1: Gozaburo
- Gozaburo draws.
- Activates "Painful Choice", selecting 5 cards from his Deck (They are the 5 pieces of "Exodia the Forbidden One") and letting Seto choose one card which will be added to Gozaburo's hand. Seto chooses to add "Right Arm of the Forbidden One" to Gozaburo's hand while the other pieces of "Exodia" are discarded to Gozaburo's Graveyard.
- Sets a monster.
Turn 2: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws.
- Sets a card.
- Normal Summons "Vorse Raider" (1900 ATK / 1200 DEF) in Attack Position and uses it to attack Gozaburo's face-down monster. It is revealed to be "Right Arm of the Forbidden One" (200 ATK / 300 DEF), which is then destroyed.
Turn 3: Gozaburo
- Draws "Contract with Exodia" and subsequently activates it. Since all 5 pieces of "Exodia the Forbidden One" are in his Graveyard, Gozaburo can pay 2000 LP (Gozaburo: 4000 > 2000 Life Points) to Special Summon "Exodia Necross" (1800 ATK / 0 DEF) to the field in Attack Position.
- Attacks "Vorse Raider" with "Exodia Necross". Since it has lower ATK than "Vorse Raider", Gozaburo loses LP (Gozaburo: 2000 > 1900 Life Points). Normally Gozaburo's monster would be destroyed at this point, but "Exodia Necross" can't be destroyed in battle.
- Instead, whenever it battles with a monster, it gains + 1000 ATK at the end of the Damage Step ("Exodia Necross": 1800 > 2800 ATK / 0 DEF)
Turn 4: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws.
- Normal Summons "Spirit Ryu" (1000 ATK / 1000 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Activates "Burst Breath", tributing "Spirit Ryu" to destroy all monsters on the field with equal or lower DEF than the ATK of the tributed monster.
- Since "Exodia Necross" has a DEF of 0, it would normally be destroyed, but it remains on the field because it can't be destroyed by the effects of Magic or Trap Cards.
(NOTE: In the anime, Gozaburo explains that the presence of each piece of "Exodia the Forbidden One" in his Graveyard adds a special effect to "Exodia Necross". "Left Leg of the Forbidden One" prevents it from being destroyed by Magic Cards, "Right Leg of the Forbidden One" protects it from being destroyed by Trap Cards, "Left Arm of the Forbidden One" protects it from the special effects of monsters, "Right Arm of the Forbidden One" allows it to gain + 1000 ATK with every battle and finally the head of Exodia protects it from being destroyed by monsters in battle; all this of course, is not the case in real life).
Differences In AdaptationsEdit
- Cut from the US version is a brief scene of Jounouchi kicking a can in frustration.
- A close up of Exodia Necross is cut from the US version.
- Cut from the US version is a shot of crazy Marik wagging his tongue.
- In the US version, the Exodia pieces have been changed to show a circle behind them instead of star points.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.