Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 180

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 180



Oreikarukosu no Sanjū Kekkai

Japanese translation

The Three Barriers of Oreichalcos


A Duel with Dartz - Part 4

Episode number


Japanese air date

November 19, 2003

English air date

May 14, 2005

Japanese opening


English opening

Season one theme

Japanese ending

These Overflowing Feelings Don't Stop

English ending

Season one theme

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 4)
Previous A Duel with Dartz - Part 3
Next A Duel with Dartz - Part 5


The "unrivaled" seal

  • Soon enough, Yami is obliged to Tribute his Monster to save Kaiba from a fatal blow. With Yami's field empty, Dartz then orders the Mirror Knight Tokens to attack directly all at once.
  • Unlike before, they do not rebel, but Mirror Knight Pegasus manages to convey a message to Yami before he attacks:
Mirror Knight Pegasus: "Yugi - boy! Can you hear the voice of me?"
Yami: "Pegasus...!"
Mirror Knight Pegasus: "You must now use the "Nameless Card" I gave to you!"
Yami: "... "Nameless Card"... You mean the card we found back then...?"
Mirror Knight Pegasus: "That card itself hides the power to dissolve the seal of the "Legendary Dragons"...!"
Dartz: "Mirror Knight Pegasus!"
  • "Mirror Knight Pegasus" complies and backs off before striking Yami. Yami is left wondering what Pegasus could have possibly meant by "dissolving the seal of the 'Legendary Dragons' while he ponders that he included the "Nameless Card" in question within his Deck.

Kaiba's resolve

  • Kaiba admits that they, Mokuba and he experienced the 'Dark' of the heart which Dartz speaks about. They've overtaken it and come this far. They have the Light which helps build the future. He then points at the Mirror Knight Tokens and claims that, if they're True Duelist, they won't regret vanishing here.
  • Indeed, a shower of rainbow-colored thin energy beams bombards Dartz's Field. Yami, horrified, calls out to Yugi, who reassures him that this is alright. Pegasus looks at Kaiba and thanks him. "Orichalcos Kyutora" Negates all Battle Damage before it is Destroyed.
  • However, "Kyutora" starts to shine in a weird manner. Dartz commands for it to display its true form. "Kyutora" blows up and a gigantic Dogu-like Monster emerges in its place!

"A monster born from your hatred"

  • This new monster is revealed to be the true "evolved form" of "Kyutora": "Orichalcos Shunoros"!

(NOTES: read the NOTES section .)

  • Dartz claims that "Shunoros" is a "Monster born from your hatred" and that the ones who have made it grown to this size are Yami & Kaiba.
  • Both of them are unable to be Destroyed unless "Shunoros" were to be Destroyed first. However, since "Shunoros" is on the back row, normal Attacks won't reach it. Both arms are, respectively, its "Ultimate Sword" and its "Ultimate Shield".

Kaiba's defeat

  • Kaiba's soul is seized and storms begin appearing all over the world. Dartz makes a strange 'eye' show up and it uses some kind of power to knock out Yami's friends.

The end of all things

  • Once alone, Dartz tells Yami: he's the reason why he's chosen to destroy the world. All of the reasons lay on the fact that Yami has revived after 3,000 years.
  • Yami defends himself: he's lost his memories. Dartz merely uses his magic to show Yami a vision of Ancient Egypt: Yami, as the "Nameless Pharaoh", is inside of a royal palace and facing a strange serpent-like creature. He Summons "Obelisk the Tormentor" and defeats it.
  • Dartz narrates: back then, the seal of the Duel Monsters' world was dissolved and people were once again stained by the 'Dark' in their hearts.
  • Another nighttime vision shows the same creature (which seems to have changed) and an unidentified rider fleeing from the palace soon to be followed by the Pharaoh, riding a horse, and "Slifer the Sky Dragon".
  • Dartz happened to be there, wearing a black tunic and hood. He glanced at the Pharaoh as he rode away. The vision switches to display a trail of destruction left behind. He explains that the ones wielding the 'Dark' fought and destroyed each other.
  • Another vision switches to present - day time: Yugi is seen completing the Millennium Puzzle for the first time and Yami's soul was revived.
  • Dartz then questions Yami why he had to be resurrected after such a long time. He tells him that there's just one answer: Yami himself, as a repulsing King, will end humanity's history! Humanity's history shall conclude once Yami is sacrificed to the Oreichalcos God, he adds.

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi & Seto Kaiba vs. Dartz

Duel continues from previous episode.

Turn 21: Dartz
Dartz has just activated "Orichalcos Tritos"; it gains all the effects of the previous layers, plus a few effects of its own. Dartz activates the first "Orichalcos Deuteros" effect of "Orichalcos Tritos" (Dartz 15500 → 18500). Dartz then activates the effect of "Orichalcos Malevolence" to switch Kaiba's "Different Dimension Dragon" to Attack Position.

"Orichalcos Malevolence" attacks "Different Dimension Dragon". Kaiba activates his face-down "Shrink" to halve the ATK of "Orichalcos Malevolence" until the End Phase, but Dartz activates the final effect of "Orichalcos Tritos" to negate and destroy "Shrink" (as it targets of Dartz's monsters).

Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Ambush Shield" to Tribute "Big Shield Gardna" and increase the ATK of "Different Dimension Dragon" by the DEF of "Big Shield Gardna" until the End Phase ("Different Dimension Dragon": 1400 → 4000/1500). "Different Dimension Dragon" destroys Dartz's "Orichalcos Malevolence", but Dartz receives no Battle Damage due to the effect of "Orichalcos Kyutora". The four "Mirror Knight Tokens" attack Yami Yugi directly (Yami Yugi 3500 → 3000 → 2500 → 2000 → 1500). Dartz then Sets a Card.

Turn 22: Kaiba
Kaiba draws "Fang of Critias" and subsequently activates it, to fuse the former with Yami Yugi's Set "Mirror Force" and Special Summon "Mirror Force Dragon" (2800/2800) in Attack Position.

"Mirror Force Dragon" attacks "Mirror Knight Pegasus". The effect of "Mirror Knight Pegasus" activates ("Mirror Knight Pegasus": 500 → 2800/0). Dartz then destroys the Shield Counter on "Mirror Knight Pegasus" to prevent his own destruction. The effect of "Mirror Force Dragon" then activates, inflicting Battle Damage equal to the difference between the ATK of "Mirror Force Dragon" and the total ATK of his monsters that had less ATK than "Mirror Force Dragon" at the start of the Damage Step. Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Kyutora", Dartz takes no Battle Damage. After that happens, the last effect of "Mirror Force Dragon" activates, destroying all of Dartz's monsters without applying damage calculation. (At this point, Yami Yugi and Kaiba find out that the souls of their friends were released upon being destroyed in Mirror Knight form and are now safe.)

Since "Orichalcos Kyutora" was destroyed, its final effect activates, allowing Dartz to Special Summon "Orichalcos Shunoros" in Attack Position (?/0), "Orichalcos Dexia" (0 → 500/0) in Attack Position and "Orichalcos Aristeros" (0 → 500/0) in Defense Position. "Orichalcos Shunoros's" ATK and DEF are equal to the total amount of Damage Negated by the effect of "Orichalcos Kyutora" ("Orichalcos Shunoros": ? → 19500 → 20000/0 → 19500) (NOTE: To see how this result is achieved, see Damage Prevention Table in the NOTES section below). Dartz places "Orichalcos Shunoros" in his Spell & Trap Card Zone (back row) and "Orichalcos Dexia" and "Orichalcos Aristeros" in his Monster Card Zone (front row). This means that as long as "Orichalcos Dexia" and "Orichalcos Aristeros" exist on the field, "Orichalcos Shunoros" cannot be Attacked.

As a monster he controlled was destroyed, Dartz activates his face-down "Martyr Curse" to force "Mirror Force Dragon" and "Orichalcos Shunoros" to battle. Due to the last effect of "Martyr Curse", Seto cannot activate the effect of "Mirror Force Dragon". "Orichalcos Shunoros" destroys "Mirror Force Dragon" (Seto 600 → 0). Since Seto has lost the Duel, his "Different Dimension Dragon" is destroyed. The third effect of "Orichalcos Shunoros" then activates, decreasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK of the monster it just battled ("Orichalcos Shunoros": 20000 → 17200/19500 → 16700). Before his soul is taken away, Seto activates his face-down "Wish of Final Effort" to increase Yami Yugi's Life Points by the ATK of "Mirror Force Dragon" (Yami 1500 → 4300).

Duel continues next episode.

Differences in adaptations

  • Kaiba has a completely different flashback of Alister in the International anime.
  • "Mirror Force Dragon" being sliced in half by "Orichalcos Shunoros" is obscured in the dub.
  • When Kaiba destroyed the Mirror Knight Tokens in the original, he stated if they were True Duelists, they would have no problem allowing themselves to be destroyed to save the world. In the English dub, with his typical skepticism personality, he simply stated Dartz manipulated the holograms to look like Yugi, Mai, Joey, and Pegasus.
  • A shot of Kaiba's souless body being slammed against the barrier created by the Seal and sparking when his body collides as he is thrown by Dartz is removed from the dubbed version

Featured cards

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

Seto Kaiba
Yami Yugi
The Past


Episode Turn Damage Attacker Att. monster ATK Defender Def. monster ATK or DEF
177 Yami (2) 3500 Yami Yugi Master of Dragon Soldier 5000 Dartz Orichalcos Gigas 1500
178 Dartz (1) 3600 Dartz Orichalcos Gigas 1400 Yami Yugi Master of Dragon Soldier 5000
179 Dartz (3) 1200 Dartz Orichalcos Malevolence 2000 Yami Big Shield Gardna 3200
180 Dartz (1) 2000 Dartz Orichalcos Malevolence 2000 Seto Kaiba Different Dimension Dragon 4000
180 Seto (1) 2300 Seto Mirror Force Dragon 2800 Dartz Mirror Knight Yugi 500
180 Seto (1) 2300 Seto Mirror Force Dragon 2800 Dartz Mirror Knight Joey 500
180 Seto (1) 2300 Seto Mirror Force Dragon 2800 Dartz Mirror Knight Mai 500
180 Seto (1) 2300 Seto Mirror Force Dragon 2800 Dartz Mirror Knight Pegasus 500

TOTAL 19500

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