|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 156|
Yūgi Vāsasu Rafēru Teppeki no Gādian Dekki
Yugi vs. Rafael - The Impregnable Guardian Deck
Fate of the Pharaoh - Part 1
|Japanese air date||
May 20, 2003
|English air date||
November 6, 2004
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 4)|
|Next||Fate of the Pharaoh - Part 2|
- Yami Duels Rafael, 1 of the 3 Swordsmen of Doma. He seeks to eliminate the Pharaoh. He traps him in a sole patch of rock by cutting off the rope bridge and ensuring no-one can come in or out of the Duel Field.
- Rafael demonstrates a calm composure and being a good speaker: upon being accused of being 'evil' by Yami, he calmly questions what he understands for 'justice' instead. He claims that History itself decides if the road Doma walks upon is evil or not.
- Rafael reveals a Deck of Guardian Monsters, which were his sole companions when he was shipwrecked on an island for 3 years as a child, losing his parents, brother, and sister. He signals how some of his Cards are slightly blurry, revealing they got wet time before. He's replaced the backside so as not to be recognizable this way, but it doesn't change the fact that they've supported him.
- He always kept his Cards safe, and his current strategy reflects that bond -- he will pay any cost to keep his Monsters out of the Graveyard. He doesn't want to lose anyone else. One day he was shown a vision of a mysterious island and a voice --- Dartz's --- told him that, when he would understand everything, he would be allowed to come to his side.
- When he was finally rescued from the island, he found the normal world depressing. That was when he was approached by Dartz and joined Doma, hoping to find the answer to 'Fate' itself.
- One of the Monsters, Guardian Eatos, was his birthday present just before the wreck.
Featured Duel: Rafael vs. Yami Yugi - Part 1
Turn 1: Rafael
- Rafael draws.
- Activates Continuous Spell Card "Guardian Treasure", Discarding 5 Cards and Drawing 2 Cards. Now while "Guardian Treasure" is face-up, Rafael may Draw 1 extra Card from his Deck during each of his Draw Phases.
- Sets a Monster.
- Sets a Card.
Turn 2: Yami Yugi
- Yami Yugi Draws "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts".
- Activates Spell Card "Polymerization", sending "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" and "Berfomet" from his Hand to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" from his Fusion Deck (2100/1800) in Attack Position .
- "Chimera" attacks Rafael's Face-Down Monster. It's revealed to be "Backup Gardna" (500/2200) who is then flipped into face-up Defense Position. Since the latter monster's DEF is higher than "Chimera's" ATK, the attack fails (Yami 4000 → 3900).
Turn 3: Rafael
- Rafael draws.
- Activates Equip Spell Card "Gravity Axe - Grarl", equipping it to "Backup Gardna" and increasing the ATK of "Backup Gardna" by 500 ("Backup Gardna": 500 → 1000/2200).
- Since "Gravity Axe - Grarl" is on the Field and "Guardian Grarl" is the only Card in Rafael's Hand, he Special Summons "Grarl" (2500/1000) to the Field from his Hand in Attack Position.
- Activates "Backup Gardna's" Effect, unequipping its "Gravity Axe - Grarl" and Equipping it to "Guardian Grarl" instead ("Backup Gardna": 1000 → 500/2200) ("Guardian Grarl": 2500 → 3000/1000).
- "Guardian Grarl" attacks & destroys Yami's "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (Yami 3900 → 3000).
Turn 4: Yami Yugi
- Yami Yugi draws Spell Card "Five Star Twilight" and subsequently activates it, Tributing "Berfomet" to Special Summon the 5 Kuriboh Brothers, "Kuriboh", "Kuriba", "Kuribi", "Kuribe" and "Kuribu" in Attack Position (300/200 for all).
- Activates "Kuriba's" effect, Removing "Kuriboh", "Kuriba", "Kuribi", "Kuribe" and "Kuribu" from play to Special Summon "Kuribabylon" (?/200) from his Deck in Attack Position.
- "Kuribabylon's" ATK is the sum of the total ATK of all 5 Kuriboh Brothers ("Kuribabylon": ? → 1500/200).
- Activates Spell Card "Pump Up", doubling "Kuribabylon's" ATK for 1 turn ("Kuribabylon": 1500 → 3000/200).
- "Kuribabylon" attacks Rafael's "Guardian Grarl", but Rafael Activates the effect of "Rescuer from the Grave" from his Graveyard, removing from play 5 Cards in his Graveyard to Negate the Attack and end the Battle Phase.
- Activates "Kuribabylon's" Effect, Removing it from play to Special Summon the 5 Kuriboh Brothers, "Kuriboh", "Kuriba", "Kuribi", "Kuribe" and "Kuribu" from the Removed from Play Zone to the field in Attack Position (300/200 for all).
Turn 5: Rafael
- Rafael draws.
- Thanks to the Effect of his "Guardian Treasure", Rafael Draws one extra Card.
- Sets two Cards ("Exchange" and "Self Tribute").
- Activates his Set Continuous Spell Card "Purity of the Cemetery". Now during each of Yami Yugi's Standby Phases, Yami will receive 100 Damage for each Monster present in his Graveyard. If there is a Monster in Rafael's Graveyard, "Purity of the Cemetery" will be Destroyed.
- "Grarl" attacks "Kuriboh".
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 This card can be seen near the end of this episode.
- ↑ This card can be seen near the end of this episode only in the dub.