|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 121|
Burying the Past - Part 2
|Japanese air date||
August 27, 2002
|English air date||
April 17, 2004
Yu-Gi-Oh Theme Song
Yu-Gi-Oh Theme Song
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 3)|
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Burying the Past - Part 2, entitled Escape!! in the Japanese version, is the 121st episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series.
Seto Kaiba wins his Duel against Gozaburo by defeating "Exodia Necross"—but now, he, Yugi Muto, and the rest of the group must escape the Virtual World before the missiles descending toward the undersea fortress destroys the main servers.
With Yami Marik having destroyed the central computer that powers the Virtual World, Noah, still in possession of Mokuba's body, attempts to help the gang escape, one by one, but asks Yugi to find Seto for him before the missiles fire from the KaibaCorp satellite. As Yugi heads through a shortcut portal to the virtual KaibaCorp stadium, Seto continues his Duel with Gozaburo, who tries to possess his stepson when he discovers that his virtual universe is about to be deleted, but Seto convinces him to continue the Duel, and the winner will escape, in possession of his body.
Kaiba ultimately discovers the weak link in Gozaburo's strategy: he is depending on the power of a single monster, like he himself was in his first Duel with Yugi, so he manages to make a comeback by negating Exodia Necross's abilities with "Soul Demolition", and then destroying Exodia Necross with his signature Blue-Eyes White Dragon, winning the Duel.
Featured Duel: Seto Kaiba vs. Gozaburo KaibaEdit
Turn 5: Gozaburo
- Gozaburo draws.
- Attacks Seto's "Vorse Raider" with "Exodia Necross".
- Seto activates Trap Card "Negate Attack", which stops the attack and ends Gozaburo's Battle Phase.
Turn 6: Kaiba
- Kaiba draws.
- Activates "Shrink", halving "Exodia Necross's" ATK until the End Phase ("Exodia Necross": 2800 → 1400 ATK / 0 DEF).
- Tributes "Vorse Raider" to summon "Luster Dragon #2" (2400 ATK / 1400 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Uses "Luster Dragon #2" to attack Gozaburo's "Exodia Necross". (Gozaburo: 1900 → 900 Life Points). "Exodia Necross" is not destroyed thanks to its special ability.
- Thanks to its other special ability, "Exodia Necross" gains another +1000 ATK for battling with a monster ("Exodia Necross": 1400 → 2400 ATK / 0 DEF).
- The effect of "Shrink" wears off on the End Phase, so "Exodia Necross" regains the ATK it lost from "Shrink" ("Exodia Necross": 2400 → 3800 ATK / 0 DEF).
Turn 7: Gozaburo
- Gozaburo draws.
- Attacks & destroys "Luster Dragon #2" with "Exodia Necross" (Seto: 4000 → 2600 Life Points). Thanks to its special ability, "Exodia Necross" gains another +1000 ATK for battling with a monster ("Exodia Necross": 3800 → 4800 ATK / 0 DEF).
Turn 8: Kaiba
- Draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it, drawing two cards.
- Sets a monster("Ancient Lamp").
- Sets a card.
Turn 9: Gozaburo
- Gozaburo draws.
- Attacks Seto's face-down monster with "Exodia Necross". It is revealed to be "Ancient Lamp", which is destroyed and sent to Seto's Graveyard. Thanks to its special ability, "Exodia Necross" gains another +1000 ATK for battling with a monster ("Exodia Necross": 4800 → 5800 ATK / 0 DEF).
Turn 10: Kaiba
- Draws "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
- Activates Spell Card "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Ancient Lamp" (900 ATK / 1400 DEF) from his Graveyard to the field in Attack Position.
- Activates "Ancient Lamp's" effect, Special Summoning "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" (1800 ATK / 1000 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Activates Trap Card "Soul Demolition". Now both players, during their respective turns, can pay 500 Life Points to remove from play one monster from their opponent's Graveyard, but they can only activate the effect if they have a Fiend-type monster on their field. Seto pays 2500 LP (Seto: 2600 → 2100 → 1600 → 1100 → 600 → 100 Life Points) to remove all five Exodia pieces in Gozaburo's Graveyard from play, thereby negating "Exodia Necross's" special effects and most importantly, its boosted ATK ("Exodia Necross": 5800 → 1800 ATK / 0 DEF) (NOTE: In the real game, removing any of the Exodia pieces from its controller's graveyard results in "Exodia Necross's" immediate destruction).
- Tributes "Ancient Lamp" and "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" to summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000 ATK / 2500 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Uses "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" to attack and destroy Gozaburo's "Exodia Necross" (Gozaburo: 900 → 0 Life Points). Seto wins. (Seto did not need to summon Blue-Eyes White Dragon to win as attacking Exodia Necross with La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp and then attacking directly with Ancient Lamp would also let him win)
- Despite losing the duel, Gozaburo in his monster form, attempts to steal Seto's body. Fortunately Yugi arrives in time to save him.
- With the help of Noah, Yugi and Seto return to the real world. Noah frees Mokuba's body, but returns to the Virtual World to prevent Gozaburo from escaping.
- Kaiba Corp's satellite missiles attack and destroy Noah's naval base & central computer network. Yugi & his friends escape on Seto's blimp.
- The Battle City tournament can resume.
Differences In AdaptationsEdit
- Noah clinging on to Gozaburo's neck is removed when Gozaburo is breaking up.
- The sign saying Alert is changed to a column of red lines in the dub.
- At the end of the episode, cut is a shot of a lily floating on a river and Mokuba hearing Noah saying 'I am a human, not a machine.'
- In the english dub, Mokuba believes that Noah has uploaded his mind to a back-up file, and believes he will see Noah again. However in the japanese dub, Mokuba merely throws the lily into the river, signifying that Noah is dead.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.