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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 181
Yugioh181
Kanji

よみがえれ! 伝説の三騎士

Rōmaji

Yomigaere! Densetsu no Sankishi

Japanese translation

Be Revived! The Legendary Three Knights

English

A Duel with Dartz - Part 5

Episode number

181

Japanese air date

November 26, 2003

English air date

May 21, 2005

Music
Japanese opening

WARRIORS

English opening

Season one theme

Japanese ending

These Overflowing Feelings Don't Stop

English ending

Season one theme

Chronology
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"A Duel with Dartz - Part 5", known as "Be Revived! The Legendary Three Knights" in the Japanese version, is the one-hundred and eighty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. It first aired in Japan on November 26, 2003 and in the United States on May 21, 2005.

Yami Yugi's Duel with Dartz continues. Without his friends around to offer him support, Yami begins to contemplate surrendering.

Summary

Within a strange space, countless bubbles containing seized souls float down towards an ominous eye. Yugi and Joey awaken. They are greeted by Maximillion Pegasus. Joey realizes that if Kaiba is with them, then he must have lost. Yugi trusts that Yami can defeat Dartz, but Joey is rather unsure.

Pegasus claims that there's one hope left: the card he gave to Yugi. He narrates about how he'd researched a lot of ruins across the world when creating the Duel Monsters game. He heard of the three Legendary Dragons and thought it to be very mysterious. After researching their origins, Pegasus had come to the conclusion that the dragons had once been human, and that Dartz had transformed them into their current forms.

Yami keeps on refuting all arguments Dartz throws at him: he has several tasks to fulfill. Dartz amusingly tells him that there's never been such a thing: they are just pieces of Fate which elapse through them. None of those who entrusted Yami with them knew that he was the cause of the world's ruin. He claims Yami is merely repeating the tragedy which happened 10,000 years ago. What happened in the Egypt of 3,000 years ago was "rather dull in comparison". Yami's existence has never had any meaning.

Yami, nervous, resumes the Duel. He Summons a "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" to protect himself.

Dartz reaches 20000 Life Points and attacks Yami, who barely escapes defeat thanks to a Trap Card. Dartz then points out that his supporting companions have fallen. His "bonds" have disappeared. He's alone and in pain. He then challenges him to calmly analyze the Duel. Yami begins to get desperate as he realizes the apparently unbeatable combination in Dartz's field.

Dartz presses on: in truth, Yami is a cursed Pharaoh. Even if he were to recover his lost memories, the only thing which would be waiting for him would be a gigantic tragedy beyond his imagination. Yami shatters, all of his confidence and calm gone, replaced by shock, fear and nerves. Dartz claims that Yami carries on the same tasks as he: only he can understand his pain. He suggests to Yami to, at the very least, end his Fate with his own hands, i.e, surrender the Duel.

Yami's hand moves towards the LP meter of his Duel Disk and floats over it. Dartz tells him that he shall return to being 'null' and he'll reunite with his companions. Somewhat hypnotized by Dartz's words, Yami imagines himself sinking into a mass of water and his body fading away along with his companions. Dartz commands "The Seal" to converge on Yami's position: it's all over, he says. Yami then sheds a tear which stains his Millennium Puzzle: a strange 'barrier' forms around him and the "Seal" is repelled and returned to its original size, to Dartz's shock.

Images of all of Yami's friends (the 3 Swordsmen as well) appear, infusing him with new confidence: somewhere in his heart, there's a container of memories built together: as long as it exists, he'll be able to revive countless times. Yami then tells Dartz that the reason why he has revived is for the sake of the companions he's met and "to defeat you and return the world's future!". He takes his turn and draws the "Nameless Card". He feels the power on it and will use it.

The "Nameless Card" transforms into "Legend of Heart": by paying 1000 Life Points and using his monster as a Tribute, he can Special Summon the 3 "Legendary Dragons", which become 3 Knights who looks very similar to each Chosen Duelists, thus proving Pegasus' theory correct. The 3 Knights claims that their bond shall not listen to the "Inside Heart of the Darkness Seal". Dartz is shocked, thinking he got rid of the 3 Knights 10,000 years ago. The Knights use their swords and destroy "The Seal of Orichalcos", claiming its uselessness in the Knights' presence.

The Knights attack "Orichalcos Aristeros" and thus decrease the ATK of "Orichalcos Shunoros" to 5900. Dartz regains his confidence and intends to strike down Yami. However, "Legendary Knight Critias" uses its special effect, absorbing the power of Yami's "Mirror Force" and shoots that attack back at Dartz, effectively defeating "Shunoros", "Aristeros" and "Dexia". At this point, Dartz reveals the last effect of "Shunoros", paying all of his Life Points to Special Summon "Divine Serpent Geh". As long as it remains on the field, he cannot lose the Duel. However, its ATK is infinite.

Yami wonders if there's a way to defeat such a monster, but he believes in his Deck and Monsters: he draws "Dark Magician Girl". He then Sets a card and ends his turn.

Dartz sends ten cards from his Deck to his Graveyard to attack with his monster. Yami apparently loses because his LP hit 0 upon the destruction of "Legendary Knight Timaeus". However, he'd laid a Trap: "Relay Soul". It allows him to Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl" from his hand and keep on Dueling as long as she isn't destroyed. He then challenges Dartz by claiming that the true face-off is beginning. Dartz smugly tells him that there's a limit to flaunting one's strength: he uses a Spell Card, "Impact Revive", to revive "Timaeus" in Yami's Field with a +500 ATK bonus. However, there's a reason why he did that; he is now allowed to attack again.

The episode concludes as the attack is heading towards "Dark Magician Girl".

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi & Seto Kaiba vs. Dartz

Duel continues from previous episode.

Turn 23: Yami
Yami Yugi draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw 2 cards, one of which is "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian". He then Normal Summons "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" (1400/1200) in Defense Position and Sets a Card.

Turn 24: Dartz
Dartz draws. He then activates the "Orichalcos Deuteros" effect of "Orichalcos Tritos" to increase his Life Points by 500 for each Monster he Controls. With 3 monsters, Dartz gains 1500 Life Points (Dartz 18500 → 20000). "Orichalcos Dexia" attacks Yami's "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian". Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Dexia", it gains ATK equal to the DEF of the Defense Position Monster it's battling plus 300 ("Orichalcos Dexia": 500 → 1200 → 1500/0). Yami activates "Soul Shield", paying half his Life Points (Yami 4300 → 2150) to negate the destruction of "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" and end the Battle Phase. The second effect of "Orichalcos Shunoros" then activates, decreasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK of "Orichalcos Dexia" ("Shunoros": 17200 → 15700/16700 → 15200). At the end of the Damage Step, the ATK of "Orichalcos Dexia" goes back to normal ("Orichalcos Dexia": 1500 → 500/0).

Turn 25: Yami
Yami draws "Legend of Heart" and subsequently activates it, paying 1000 Life Points (Yami 2150 → 1150) and Tributing "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" to remove from play "The Eye of Timaeus", "The Fang of Critias", and "The Claw of Hermos" from his hand, Deck, or Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Legendary Knight Timaeus", "Legendary Knight Hermos", and "Legendary Knight Critias" (all 2800/1800) in Attack Position. Due to the second effect of "Legend of Heart", Dartz's "Orichalcos Tritos" is destroyed ("Orichalcos Shunoros": 15700 → 15200/15200) ("Orichalcos Dexia": 500 → 0/0) ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 500 → 0/0).

"Legendary Knight Timaeus" attacks Dartz's "Orichalcos Aristeros". The effect of "Orichalcos Aristeros" causes it to gain DEF equal to the ATK of the monster it is battling plus 300 ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/0 → 2800 → 3100). The attack fails (Yami 1150 → 850). The second effect of "Orichalcos Shunoros" then activates, decreasing its ATK and DEF by the DEF of "Orichalcos Aristeros" ("Orichalcos Shunoros": 15200 → 12100/15200 → 12100). At the end of the Damage Step, the DEF of "Orichalcos Aristeros" goes back to normal ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/3100 → 0/0).

"Legendary Knight Hermos" attacks Dartz's "Orichalcos Aristeros". The effect of "Orichalcos Aristeros" causes it to gain DEF equal to the ATK of the monster it is battling plus 300 ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/0 → 2800 → 3100) The attack fails (Yami 850 → 550). The second effect of "Orichalcos Shunoros" then activates, decreasing its ATK and DEF by the DEF of "Orichalcos Aristeros" ("Orichalcos Shunoros": 12100 → 9000/12100 → 9000). At the end of the Damage Step, the DEF of "Orichalcos Aristeros" goes back to normal ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/3100 → 0/0).

"Legendary Knight Critias" attacks Dartz's "Orichalcos Aristeros". Due to the effect of "Orichalcos Aristeros", it gains DEF equal to the monster it's Battling plus 300 ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/0 → 2800 → 3100) The attack fails (Yami 550 → 250). The second effect of "Orichalcos Shunoros" then activates, decreasing its ATK and DEF by the DEF "Orichalcos Aristeros" just gained while Battling ("Orichalcos Shunoros": 9000 → 5900/9000 → 5900). At the end of the Damage Step, the DEF of "Orichalcos Aristeros" goes back to normal ("Orichalcos Aristeros": 0/3100 → 0).

Turn 26: Dartz
Dartz draws. "Orichalcos Shunoros" attacks Yami's "Legendary Knight Critias", but Yami activates the first effect of "Legendary Knight Critias" to activate the "Mirror Force" in his Graveyard, which reflects the attack of "Orichalcos Shunoros" back at Dartz's three monsters. "Orichalcos Dexia" is destroyed (Dartz 20000 → 14100), "Orichalcos Aristeros" is destroyed, and "Orichalcos Shunoros" is destroyed; due to the effect of "Shunoros", it loses ATK and DEF equal to the ATK of its attack target(s) before its own destruction ("Shunoros" 5900 → 0/5900 → 0).

Since "Orichalcos Shunoros" was destroyed while its ATK was 0 and Dartz had over 10,000 Life Points, Dartz activates its final effect to Special Summon "Divine Serpent Geh" (∞/∞) in Attack Position. Summoning "Divine Serpent Geh" requires Dartz to discard his entire hand and pay all his Life Points (Dartz 14100 → 0), but as long as "Divine Serpent Geh" remains on the field, he cannot lose the Duel.

Turn 27: Yami
Yami Yugi draws "Dark Magician Girl". He then Sets a card.

Turn 28: Dartz
Dartz draws "Impact Revive". He then sends the top 10 cards of his Deck to the Graveyard to allow "Divine Serpent Geh" to attack. "Divine Serpent Geh" destroys Yami's "Legendary Knight Timaeus" (Yami 250 → 0). Yami activates "Relay Soul" to Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) in Defense Position. The effect of "Relay Soul" prevents Yami from losing the Duel; he will lose if and only if "Dark Magician Girl" is destroyed. (For dramatic effect, when Yami's Life Points drop to 0, the Seal of Orichalcos reappears to try to claim Yami's soul, despite that it was destroyed earlier. The Seal then shatters upon Yami revealing that he is still in the game.)

Dartz activates "Impact Revive" to Special Summon "Legendary Knight Timaeus" (2800/1800) from Yami Yugi's Graveyard back to his side of the field in Attack Position with 500 more ATK ("Legendary Knight Timaeus": 2800 → 3300/1800) and repeat his Battle Phase. Dartz then sends the top 10 cards of his Deck to the Graveyard to allow "Divine Serpent Geh" to attack. "Divine Serpent Geh" attacks Yami's "Dark Magician Girl".

Duel concludes next episode.

Differences in adaptations

  • Before Yami Yugi surrenders, his eyes are glowing green in the dub.
  • The flashbacks that Yami Yugi have are completely different in the dub.

Featured cards

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

Yami Yugi
Dartz
The Past
Flashbacks

Notes

  1. This card was seen in Yugi's hand only in the Dub.

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