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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 129
Yugioh129
Kanji

天空闘戯場 遊戯vs海馬

Rōmaji

Tenkū Koroshiamu Yūgi Vāsasu Kaiba

Japanese translation

Sky Colosseum - Yugi vs. Kaiba

English

Clash in the Coliseum - Part 1

Episode number

129

Japanese air date

October 15, 2002

English air date

May 29, 2004

Music
Japanese opening

WILD DRIVE

Japanese ending

Paradise
楽園

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 3)
Previous The Darkness Returns - Part 4
Next Clash in the Coliseum - Part 2

Major Events

  • Second Duel of the "Battle City" Semi-Finals.
  • Yugi and Kaiba Duel in a hologram of an ancient Roman coliseum.
  • "Spell Sanctuary" is in play throughout the whole duel, letting both players use face-down Spell Cards as quick play spells
  • When "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and "Obelisk the Tormentor" clash, the power of the Egyptian Gods is revealed: Battle City's giant TV screens explode and a vision of the past is displayed to Yugi and Seto's minds.
  • Spanning 6 episodes, this duel and the duel between Dartz, Yugi, and Kaiba, are the longest in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
  • When "Slifer the Sky Dragon's" attack misses, it hits the skyline causing lightning bolts to shoot down from the sky. This reactivates the power levels of Seto's blimp, allowing Mokuba to call a helicopter for Joey and activating the broadcast of the Duel on Battle City's giant screens.(episode 130)

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Seto Kaiba

Turn 1: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Normal Summons "Queen's Knight" (1500/1600) in Defense Position and Sets a card.

Turn 2: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Obelisk the Tormentor". He then Normal Summons "X-Head Cannon" (1800/1500) in Attack Position. Kaiba then activates "Spell Sanctuary" to allow both players to add a Spell Card from their Deck to their hands: Yugi selects "Change of Heart" while Seto selects "Cross Sacrifice" (replace by "Soul Exchange" in the Dub). As long as "Spell Sanctuary" remains in play, both players can activate any kind of Spell Card during their opponent's turn, as long as it is face down. Kaiba then Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Alpha the Magnet Warrior". Yugi's hand contains "Big Shield Gardna", "Exchange", "Collected Power", "Magical Hats", "Change of Heart", and "Alpha the Magnet Warrior". Yami Yugi then Normal Summons "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" (1400/1700) in Defense Position and Sets a card.

Turn 4: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Interdimensional Matter Transporter". Kaiba's hand contains "Lullaby of Obedience", "Power Balance", "Obelisk the Tormentor", "Cross Sacrifice", and "Interdimensional Matter Transporter". Kaiba activates "Cross Sacrifice" (replaced by "Soul Exchange" in the Dub) in order to allow himself to Tribute Yugi's monsters as if they were his monsters. Kaiba plans to Tribute Yugi's "Queen's Knight" and "Alpha the Magnet Warrior" with his own "X-Head Cannon" in order to Tribute Summon "Obelisk the Tormentor", but Yugi activates "Change of Heart" to take control of Seto's "X-Head Cannon" until the end of the turn.

Seto then activates "Enemy Controller" to pay 1000 Life Points (Seto 4000 → 3000) and take control of "X-Head Cannon". Yugi then activates "Lightforce Sword" to remove from play "Obelisk the Tormentor" from Seto's hand for three turns. Kaiba's hand now contains "Lullaby of Obedience", "Power Balance", and "Interdimensional Matter Transporter".

Turn 5: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Life Shaver". Yugi's hand contains "Big Shield Gardna", "Exchange", "Collected Power", "Magical Hats", and "Life Shaver". Yami Yugi Sets a card.

Turn 6: Kaiba
First turn that "Lightforce Sword" is keeping Seto's "Obelisk the Tormentor" removed from the game. Kaiba draws "Y-Dragon Head" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1500/1600) in Attack Position. He then sends "X-Head Cannon" and "Y-Dragon Head" to the Graveyard to fusion summon "XY-Dragon Cannon" (2200/1900) in Attack Position.

"XY-Dragon Cannon" attacks and destroys "Alpha The Magnet Warrior". Kaiba then activates "Lullaby of Obedience" to pay 1000 Life Points (Seto 3000 → 2000) and take "Slifer the Sky Dragon" from Yugi's Deck and add it to his hand. Yugi then activates "Exchange", which allows each player to take a card from the other's hand: Yugi selects "Slifer the Sky Dragon" while Seto selects "Life Shaver".

Duel continues next episode.

Differences in adaptations

  • When Joey dreams about himself dueling, in the Japanese he says he is at 'The Domino City Tournament'.
  • Lightforce Sword is changed from a magic to a trap card in the English version.
  • Cut from the dub is a shot of Yugi looking at his face down card and wondering if that is the reason that Kaiba did not attack him.

Featured cards

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

Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
Seto Kaiba
Flashbacks
Joey Wheeler

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 This card can be seen in Yugi's hand.
  2. This card can be seen when Yugi search in his Deck for "Slifer the Sky Dragon" by "Lullaby of Obedience's" effect.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 This was played as a Quick-Play Spell Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This card can be seen in Kaiba's hand.
  5. 5.0 5.1 This was played as a Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.

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