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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 164
Yugioh164
Kanji

オレイカルコス・ソルジャー

Rōmaji

Oreikarukosu Sorujā

Japanese translation

Oreichalcos Soldier

English

Reliving the Past

Episode number

164

Japanese air date

July 22, 2003

English air date

January 29, 2005

Music
Japanese opening

WARRIORS

English opening

Season one theme

Japanese ending

These Overflowing Feelings Don't Stop

English ending

Season one theme

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 4)
Previous Self Destruction
Next Deck of Armor

Synopsis

Notes

For the sake of brevity, dramatic, and surprise effect, not every action/turn of the Duel is actually shown on screen in this episode.

Dartz's Sorcery and Visions

  • Yami is still frustrated with himself even after his meeting with Yugi.
  • Just then, Rafael reaches a nearby ledge and takes off his sunglasses to have a better look: Yami is there.
  • Dartz enters the corporate building room from inside of a full-body mirror. Curiously enough, he switches from his usual tunic-like dress to business attire as soon as he steps through it. He calmly sits down on his chair and boots the LCD screen. The scenery Rafael is currently seeing is displayed over it. He smiles.
Dartz: "So. You are in there, then?"
Rafael: "This time, I shall capture the Nameless Pharaoh's soul!"
  • He begins to slide down towards the valley but a ghostly fog rises up and coils around his right leg, stopping him.
Rafael: "W-what the hell is this!?"
Dartz: "Stop it, Rafael. That is the nest of the Grim Reaper. It is not a place for someone like you to set their feet into. Throw the fragment of Orichalcos into that ground."
Rafael: "Yes, my lord! Hah!"
  • Rafael throws the fragment and it mysteriously vanishes. Dartz closes his eyes and begins chanting one of his spells in Ancient Greek. A purplish aura surrounds him and the Orichalcos fragment seems to energize.
    • Soon enough, the ground shakes and some kind of thunderbolts begin falling down. Yami stands up, startled. A crevice opens in the ground and a tall Monster emerges. It rather looks like some kind of warrior.
Yami: "W-what the hell is that thing!?"
Rafael: "That's Dartz's...!"
Dartz: "Orichalcos Soldier, bring down the Nameless Pharaoh!"
    • Some spirits circle around Yami, who begins seeing a strange vision displaying thousands of these same Monsters. The Oreichalcos Soldier looms over Yami.
Dartz: "Heh, heh... Orichalcos."
  • Dartz magically Engages a "Seal of Orichalcos", trapping Yami and the Soldier. The Soldier deploys something akin to a Duel Disk and Activates one slot, summoning a Duel Monster.
Dartz: "Oreichalcos Gigas, bury the Nameless Pharaoh!"
  • A Duel between Yami and the Soldier begins (see "Featured Duel").

The Battle of the Wilderness of Stone

  • Yami is driven into a tight spot by the Orichalcos Soldier and the "Orichalcos Gigas". He also sees visions involving Ironheart, Chris and their pet Skye (which has assumed the form of the "Silver Fang" Duel Monster) along with multiple Duel Monsters against an army of Oreichalcos Soldiers. Timaeus joins the fray and, with just one blast, he annihilates the whole army. He then faces Dartz (Yami doesn't know who or what he is yet) and a gigantic dragon.
    • Dartz uses a spell to destroy the army of Duel Monsters and then summons a sword on his right hand, which he drives into Timaeus' left eye, explaining why his ice statue had a sword there and how he got that scar.
      • Timaeus and Dartz's Monster shoot at each other and cause an explosion. It is assumed that the battle ended in a stalemate.

Ironheart and Chris' Sacrifice

  • Ironheart takes out from his tunic the "The Eye of Timaeus" Card, which shines. He asks of him to lend his power once again and runs down into the plain. Some Duel Monster-like spirits appear, but Ironheart takes out some Cards and magically Summons the Monsters inside of them, surprising Rafael.
    • Dartz, looking annoyed, for once, summons thunderbolts which rain down on the plain.
      • Ironheart is struck down and Chris, riding atop Skye, rushes to his side. He commands her to give Yami the Card. Chris and Skye are both also struck down, but the former manages to reach the edge of the "Seal" and passes her hand through the barrier, thus giving Yami the Card. She announces that Yami is their last hope. The three of them disappear.

Timaeus returns

  • Yami thinks that this battle is not his: it involves all of his friends as well. He requests of Timaeus to lend him his power.
    • By combining him with "Dark Magician Girl", he manages to annihilate both the Soldier and "Gigas".
      • Rafael decides that this the time for a new Duel isn't ripe yet, so he simply leaves.

Aftermath

  • Tristan and Joey, who were following the railway tracks and carrying Rex Raptor's body, see the explosion caused by Timaeus and head in that direction.
    • Yami and Téa lay some flowers in front of a commemorative plaque telling about the Battle of the Stone Wilderness. Yami announces that he won't forget their noble deeds, so he and Téa set off to try to reunite with Tristan and Joey.

Featured Duel: Orichalcos Soldier vs. Yami Yugi

Turn 1: Orichalcos Soldier
Orichalcos Soldier draws. He then activates "The Seal of Orichalcos". From now on, all of Orichalcos Soldier's monsters will receive a 500 ATK boost. The soldier then Normal Summons "Orichalcos Gigas" (400 → 900/1500) in Attack Position. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks directly, but the lost spirits of Atlantis circle around Yami to protect him.

Turn 2: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" and "Berfomet" together and Fusion Summon "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (2100/1800) in Attack Position. "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" attacks & destroys "Orichalcos Gigas" (Orichalcos Soldier 4000 → 2800). The Orichalcos Soldier activates the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas" to skip his next Draw Phase and Special Summon "Orichalcos Gigas" from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 500 more ATK than previously ("Orichalcos Gigas": 900 → 1400/1500).

Turn 3: Orichalcos Soldier
Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas", the Orichalcos Soldier must skip his Draw Phase. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast". "Chimera" destroys "Orichalcos Gigas" (Orichalcos Soldier 2800 → 2100). The Orichalcos Soldier activates the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas" to Special Summon the latter from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 500 more ATK than previously ("Orichalcos Gigas": 1400 → 1900/1500) by skipping his next Draw Phase.

Turn 4: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then activates "Fissure" to destroy "Orichalcos Gigas". The Orichalcos Soldier activates the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas" to Special Summon the latter from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 500 more ATK than previously by skipping his next Draw Phase ("Orichalcos Gigas": 1900 → 2400/1500).

Turn 5: Orichalcos Soldier
Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas", Orichalcos Soldier must skip his Draw Phase. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks & destroys Yami's "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (Yami 4000 → 3700). Since "Chimera" was destroyed, its effect activates, allowing Yami Yugi to Special Summon "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" (1500/1200) from his Graveyard in Attack Position.

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Sets a Card.

Turn 7: Orichalcos Soldier
Orichalcos Soldier draws. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks Yami Yugi's "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts", but Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Mirror Force" to destroy "Orichalcos Gigas". Orichalcos Soldier activates the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas" to Special Summon the latter from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 500 more ATK than previously by skipping his next Draw Phase ("Orichalcos Gigas": 2400 → 2900/1500).

Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then passes his turn.

Turn 9: Orichalcos Soldier
Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Gigas", Orichalcos Soldier must skip his Draw Phase. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks & destroys Yami's "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" (Yami 3700 → 2300).

Turn 10: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Normal Summons "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" (1400/1200) in Attack Position.

Turn 11: Orichalcos Soldier
Orichalcos Soldier draws. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks Yami's "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian". Due to the effect of "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian", it is not destroyed (Yami 2300 → 800).

Turn 12: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then passes his turn.

Turn 13: Orichalcos Soldier
Orichalcos Soldier draws. "Orichalcos Gigas" attacks Yami's "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian". Due to the effect of "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian", it is not destroyed. Yami Yugi then discards "Kuriboh" from his hand to negate the Battle Damage he would receive.

Turn 14: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. Chris, at this point, hands Yami Yugi "The Eye of Timaeus" before Dartz strikes her down. Yami Yugi then Tributes "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" in order to Tribute Summon "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) in Attack Position. He then activates "The Eye of Timaeus" to fuse the latter with "Dark Magician Girl" and Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight" (2600/1700) in Attack Position.

Yami Yugi then activates "Excalibur", equipping it to "Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight" and doubling its ATK ("Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight": 2600 → 5200/1700). "Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight" attacks and destroys "Orichalcos Gigas" (Orichalcos Soldier 2100 → 0).

Differences in Adaptations

  • The scene of Dartz throwing a sword at Timaeus's eye is removed from the dub. A scene that follows a few moments later of a downed Timaeus launching another attack has the sword removed from his eye.
  • The scene in which Ironheart is struck by Dartz's lightning attack is both obscured and shortened in the dub.
  • The flowers left on the plaque are removed in the dub, and it's instead referenced as a carving of them having been sealed away long ago.

Featured cards

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

Flashbacks
Duel Monsters Army
Orichalcos Soldier
Yami Yugi
Duel Monsters Spirits
Ironheart
Joey Wheeler

Notes

  1. This card belongs to Yami Yugi, but it was given to Ironheart in the previous episode.

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