|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 159|
A Taken Soul
Trial by Stone
|Japanese air date||
June 10, 2003
|English air date||
November 20, 2004
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 4)|
|Previous||Fate of the Pharaoh - Part 3|
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A Taken Soul is the 159th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime.
The conclusion to Yami's Duel against Rafael has a heavy price: Yami is crushed by its outcome, as his actions & recklessness (i.e. playing "The Seal of Orichalcos") have resulted into the loss of Yugi's soul. Rebecca cries in sorrow. Joey tells Yami to get back to his senses and focus. He evens punches him into the ground to make him snap out of it.
The nature of Doma. Edit
Professor Hawkins speaks of what he'd decoded insofar of the underwater ruins: he speculates that Doma may be descendants of the "legendary paradise": Atlantis. He's convinced that it isn't a legend: the undersea ruins were the ruins of Atlantis. The texts he'd decoded spoke about a King who'd, along with a "Monster", destroyed the whole city. Joey guesses that the information contained in those Chronicles had to be important, given how Doma is trying to make sure no-one can decode it. The Professor suggests going to see the fragments being exhibited in a Florida museum. Joey thinks of how to arrange for them to get to Florida.
Meanwhile, Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood catch up to Rafael and jump to his helicopter. Alister flies them to a corporate building property of Doma., where Weevil and Rex are eager to join Doma's in order to gain power and not being loser dogs the rest of their lives.
Rafael reports the success of his assignment, but Valon and Dartz correct him: he did defeat the Nameless Pharaoh, but the seized soul was that of Yugi. Rafael, shocked, states that he was Dueling the Nameless Pharaoh, so he should have captured his soul when he lost. Dartz explains to Rafael about Yugi's split personality case which Weevil and Rex are confused about. Rafael apologizes and requests to Dartz to be given another chance at getting the Yami Yugi's soul. Curiously enough, today Dartz is dressed like a businessman, most likely to camouflage his identity from other people working in this corporate building.
Rafael requests one more opportunity, and both Rex and Weevil plead to Dartz to let them join. Dartz hands them 2 blank "Seal of Orichalcos Cards out 2 Orichalcos Stones for Rex and Weevil to get: they reach out for them and barely pass the test, thereby obtaining 1 "The Seal of Orichalcos" Card each.
Rafael guides them into a big Card room and given access to an almost limitless supply of Cards (except the God Cards and the Legendary Dragons), in order to improve their Decks. Both complain upon the announcement and Alister tells them that even if they had them, they're not Cards which could be use by them. They then let greed move them and prepare their new Decks. Dartz tells them that they have the task of defeating the Pharaoh and Joey.
Kaiba's Anger. Edit
In the meanwhile, Seto Kaiba is irritated by the fact that no further information can be found regarding Doma. Mokuba Kaiba asks of him if he plans on facing Alister again. He feels guilty because of the incident in which Alister's brother was killed. Seto replies that unless they're defeated, their dreams wont' come to happen.
The phone rings, irritating Kaiba. An operator reports Joey is contacting them. Joey quickly tells Kaiba that they have clues about Doma and need to get to Florida. He unconsciously blabbers about "getting back the soul of the other Yuugi", making everyone look annoyed and Yami look away. Kaiba realizes what's happened and becomes enraged, even to the point of calling Yami a 'loser dog'. He slams the phone on its place and then makes a smug smile.
Seto Kaiba: "Doma... Hmpf! One more reason to go after them!"
Given Kaiba's refusal, Rebecca suggests to Yami & co. to pick a train to go to the nearest airport. Rebecca will stay with Duke Devlin and her grandfather and move out.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 This card was played as a Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
- ↑ This card was played as a Trap Card. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.