Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 127

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 127

逆転! 稲妻の戦士


Gyakuten! Girufōdo Za Raitoningu

Japanese translation

Reversal! Gilford the Lightning


The Darkness Returns - Part 3

Episode number


Japanese air date

September 24, 2002

English air date

May 22, 2004

Japanese opening


Japanese ending


Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 3)
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Featured Duel: Marik Ishtar vs. Joey Wheeler - Part 3

Duel continues from previous episode.

Turn 14: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Gamble". "Lava Golem" attacks directly, but Marik activates his face-down "Relieve Monster" to return "Plasma Eel" to his hand. After that resolves, Yami Marik uses the second effect of "Relieve Monster" to Special Summon "Plasma Eel" (500/1200) in Defense Position and use it to intercept the attack. "Plasma Eel" isn't destroyed as it can't be destroyed in battle. At the end of the Battle Phase, "Helpoemer's" effect activates from Marik's Graveyard, forcing Joey to discard "Gamble". At the End Phase, the effect of "Lava Golem", inflicting 700 damage to Joey (Joey 2900 → 2200).

Turn 15: Yami Marik
Marik draws "Machine Duplication" and subsequently activates it to target "Plasma Eel" and Special Summon two more "Plasma Eels" (500/1200 for both) in Attack Position. Yami Marik then activates the effects of two "Plasma Eels", equipping those "Plasma Eels" onto Joey's "Rocket Warrior" and "Lava Golem". Yami Marik then Sets a card.

Turn 16: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Gilford the Lightning". He then activates "Graceful Dice" to roll a die and multiply the ATK of "Plasma Eel" by the result. Joey gets a six ("Plasma Eel": 500 → 3000/1200). Since the ATK of "Plasma Eel" now exceeds 500, "Machine Duplication" and the two "Plasma Eels" that are Equip Cards are destroyed, freeing Joey's monsters. Joey then Tributes "Panther Warrior", "Rocket Warrior", and "Lava Golem" in order to Tribute Summon "Gilford the Lightning" (2800/1400) in Attack Position. Since "Gilford the Lightning" was Tribute Summoned by Tributing three monsters, its effect activates, destroying all of Marik's monsters.

"Gilford the Lightning" attacks directly, but Marik activates his face-down "Nightmare Mirror" to negate the attack, inflict 1000 damage to Joey (Joey 2200 → 1200) and allow Marik to discard the "The Winged Dragon of Ra" from his hand. At the end of the Battle Phase, "Helpoemer's" effect activates from the Graveyard, but Joey discards nothing as he has no cards in his hand.

Turn 17: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Monster Reborn" and subsequently activates it to Special Summon "The Winged Dragon of Ra" from his Graveyard (?/?) in Attack Position. Marik then transforms "The Winged Dragon of Ra" into "Egyptian God Phoenix" (0/0).

Duel concludes next episode.

Changes To The English Dub

  • The pan of the field at the very beginning of the episode is cut.
  • A close up of Joey screaming in pain is also removed.
  • "Gilford the Lightning's" sword stabbing Joey's reflection is obscured in the dub.

Featured cards

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

Yami Marik
Joey Wheeler


  1. This card was discard randomly by "Helpoemer"'s effect.

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