|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 170|
Furu Āmā Gurabitēshon
Full Armor Gravitation
Fighting for a Friend - Part 2
|Japanese air date||
September 9, 2003
|English air date||
February 19, 2005
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 4)|
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Further in the city, the Duel continues.
Joey takes advantage of Valon's empty Field by swarming the Field, battering Valon's Life Points below his, but Valon takes the attacks without speaking or even moving to defend himself. Valon then warns Joey not to get too happy after that attack. He expects Joey to use his strongest power, which makes Joey wonder how he can stay so confident at such a disadvantage.
Valon takes his Turn, surprising Joey by reviving his leading Monster. But any worries about another Armor combo are put out of his mind when Valon activates the Seal of Orichalcos.
From a distance, Mai sees the Seal descending from the sky, and she races to its source, knowing what's happening and who's there.
With the magic of the Orichalcos in place, Valon unleashes a new Spell which summons six additional Armor monsters all at once. Seeing their low attack strength, Joey suspects that Valon has new effects prepared.
Sure enough, Buster Knuckle increases its power and Destroys Joey's "Marauding Captain" in one punch. Joey's Life Points fall behind, but at the same time, he clutches his chest and drops to one knee in pain. Valon looks down at him, saying that the Orichalcos magic makes the attack cause real pain to Joey. What was a Duel has now become a true fight between them.
When he ends his Turn, Joey still doesn't stand, and as Valon taunts this, Joey acknowledges that it's a fierce attack, but he won't give up so easily. Valon claims this is because he's too stupid to recognize his power, but Joey insists the winner isn't determined yet, and if a person doesn't think he can win, he's already dead. That's why he always trusts himself and faces his challenges, even if he fails sometimes.
Valon's response to this is to deem it as a thought that Mai can't tolerate. He remembers when Mai came to Dartz for the power to win. When Valon met her after she was accepted, she thanked him for letting her meet Dartz but added that cooperating with someone else would only get in the way of her winning later. Valon sympathized with the drive to win, no matter who is in the way.
But after she beat Peagasus, he noted that she wasn't satisfied with such a simple win. She wanted to beat someone who also had a drive for victory and fear of defeat. Valon claims that Joey doesn't understand such things and how they affect her. Joey admits that he doesn't understand that part of her, but back in Duelist Kingdom, she was the one that pushed him to not give up in his fight to win the finals. She even helped him, so she couldn't be someone who would just win and dismiss others. Just so, she won't be one to help the goals of a group like Doma.
With the goal to bring her back from all of that, Joey pushes on. He brings out one of his high-level fighters, Jinzo, aiming to blast away nearly all of Valon's Life Points.
Valon answers by showing that when an Armor monster is Attacked, he can determine the target. He still has plenty of power left, and Joey's show of force doesn't intimidate him.
Elsewhere, Timaeus and Critias defeat the horde of Soldiers, and Kaiba immediately heads off to Paradius Inc. When he asks what Yami plans to do, Yami answers he will go after he finds Joey. Kaiba leaves, calling back that his company's satellite system is still available.
Rebecca takes the invitation to use the system to trace Joey's Duel Disk.
The Fierce Battle Keeps On.Edit
Valon takes his next Turn, using another Armor monster to attack Jinzo. It's still weaker, and the head-on collision takes out even more of his Life Points, but the impact also hurts Jinzo, dropping his strength to a meager fraction.
Joey responds by gathering a new Attack.
Rocket Warrior leads the charge, and its effect lets it win a round and escape unscathed. But when he sends Jinzo in for another attack, Valon lets fly with a new effect that wipes Jinzo out. He then takes his next turn, summoning yet another Armor monster to attack Rocket Warrior. Even though Buster Pyle is far weaker, the attack busts the enemy apart with barely enough time to wince, and it sends shockwaves ripping through Joey.
Yelling in agony, Joey catches his breath to learn that Buster Pyle Destroys any Monster it Attacks instantly and deals Damage at the same time. Valon ends his Turn with an Equip Spell, leaving him shaken from the pain that is battering his body. Even so, he knows he must keep fighting. He Draws, and he shows that he has gotten his true power: The Claw of Hermos.
Featured Duel: Joey Wheeler vs. Valon - Part 2Edit
Joey Wheeler's TurnEdit
- Draws "Marauding Captain" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200 ATK / 400 DEF) in Attack Position, immediately activating its second Special Effect: Joey is able to Special Summon "Battle Warrior" (700 ATK / 1000 DEF) in Attack Position
- Uses "Marauding Captain" and "Battle Warrior" to Attack Valon directly (Valon: 4000 → 2800 → 2100 Life Points).
- Draws "The Seal of Orichalcos".
- Activates "Psychic Armor Head's" second Special Ability, Special Summoning it (0 ATK / 500 DEF) back from the Graveyard in Attack Position.
- Activates Field Spell Card "The Seal of Orichalcos". From now on, all of Valon's Monsters will receive a +500 ATK boost and the loser of this Duel will lose his soul ("Psychic Armor Head": 0 → 500 ATK / 500 DEF).
- Activates Spell Card "Full Armor Gravitation", Drawing 10 Cards and Special Summoning any Armor monsters he Draws, but any other card he draws will be removed from play. Valon Special Summons six Armor monsters with "Full Armor Gravitation". He Special Summons "Burning Knuckle" (0 → 500 ATK / 1000 DEF), "Jet Gauntlet" (0 → 500 ATK / 1500 DEF), "Over Boost" (0 → 500 ATK / 1000 DEF), "Active Guard" (0 → 500 ATK / 2500 DEF), "Buster Knuckle" (0 → 500 ATK / 0 DEF), and "Advanced Shield" (1000 → 1500 ATK / 0 DEF) all in Attack Position. The four remaining cards Valon drew are removed from play.
- Thanks to its Special Ability, "Buster Knuckle" gains +200 ATK for each face-up Armor monster Valon controls: with 7 such monsters this totals to a +1400 ATK bonus ("Buster Knuckle": 500 → 1900 ATK / 0 DEF).
- Uses "Buster Knuckle" to attack & destroy Joey's "Marauding Captain" Joey: 2500 → 1800 Life Points).
- Since only 1 Armor monster can Attack per Turn, Valon Ends his Turn.
Joey Wheeler's TurnEdit
- Draws "Jinzo".
- Tributes "Battle Warrior" to Summon "Jinzo" (2400 ATK / 1500 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Uses "Jinzo" to Attack Valon's "Psychic Armor Head", but Valon uses the Attack Deflection Special Ability of his Armor monsters to redirect the Attack to "Buster Knuckle". "Buster Knuckle" is Destroyed (Valon: 2100 → 1600 Life Points).
- Draws "Data Brain".
- Thanks to its Special Ability, "Burning Knuckle" gains +200 ATK for each face-up Armor monster Valon controls: with 6 such Monsters this totals to a +1200 ATK bonus ("Burning Knuckle": 500 → 1700 ATK / 1000 DEF).
- Uses "Burning Knuckle" to attack Joey's "Jinzo". The attack backfires, destroying "Burning Knuckle", however its effect activates when it's destroyed after it attacks, reducing "Jinzo's" ATK by the ATK of "Burning Knuckle" ("Jinzo": 2400 → 700 ATK / 1500 DEF) (Valon: 1600 → 900 Life Points).
Joey Wheeler's TurnEdit
- Draws "Rocket Warrior" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1500 ATK / 1300 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Uses "Rocket Warrior" to attack Valon's "Over Boost", but Valon uses the Special Ability of his Armor monsters to redirect the attack to "Advanced Shield". "Advanced Shield" is destroyed; Joey's "Rocket Warrior" is not destroyed due to its effect.
- Uses "Jinzo" to attack Valon's "Jet Gauntlet". Valon activates "Jet Gauntlet's" effect, destroying itself and "Jinzo" at the start of the Damage Step without applying Damage Calculation.
- Draws "Buster Pyle" and subsequently Normal Summons it (0 → 500 ATK / 0 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Uses "Buster Pyle" to attack Joey's "Rocket Warrior": "Buster Pyle's" Special Ability prevents its destruction, reduces all Battle Damage Valon takes from the attack to 0, Destroys Joey's "Rocket Warrior" and inflicts 500 Points of Damage to Joey (Joey: 1800 → 1300 Life Points).
- Valon activates Equip Spell Card "Data Brain" and equips it to his "Psychic Armor Head". Now if "Psychic Armor Head" is destroyed by the effect of a Spell controlled by Joey, Valon can activate "Data Brain" from the Graveyard during his next turn as the Spell Joey used, but if he activates "Data Brain" that way, it will be destroyed during his End Phase.
Joey Wheeler's TurnEdit
- Draws "The Claw of Hermos".
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.