|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 187|
Jōnōchi Vāsasu Masuku Za Rōku
Jonochi vs. Mask the Rock
Let the Games Begin! - Part 1
|Japanese air date||
January 14, 2004
|English air date||
September 3 2005
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 5)|
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- Little by little, participants of the KC Grand Prix are randomly drawn to face one another in the Round of 16 (called Round 1):
|Round 1 Block A||Round 1 Block B|
|Joey Wheeler||vs.||Apdnarg Otum||Vivian Wong||vs.||Rebecca Hawkins|
|Zigfried Lloyd||vs.||Fortune Salim||Abe the Monkey Man||vs.||Totani Ialos|
|Paul McGregor||vs.||Shane Jordan||Ethan Shark||vs.||Sergei Ivanoff|
|Balfry Ginger||vs.||Jafar Shin||Dr. Richard Goat||vs.||Leon Wilson|
Opening Ceremony. Edit
- The next day's morning, excitement fills Kaiba Land America as the KC Grand Prix begins.
- Mokuba appears on the central podium of the stage and makes the opening speech by explaining the rules: all 16 Duelists will be split in Block A and B respectively. He reminds the public that the winner will have the honor of having a Duel with the winner of the Battle City tournament and "Duel King": Yugi Muto.
- The 1st A Block Duel is announced: Joey will be facing "Apdnarg Otum". Joey claims that he'll win and expose his 'true identity', making his friends sigh: isn't it obvious enough?
- The 1st B Block Duel is also announced: Leon Wilson will be facing Dr. Richard Goat.
- The second set of Duels will be announced after each Block's 1st Duels are over. (Above list is compiled via the information given in the following Episodes.)
- Mokuba tells Yugi to climb into the stage and greet the public. Rather nervous, he does so in a rather shy manner.
- At that moment, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon jet appears and Kaiba makes his grand entrance using a jet pack, no less. Zigfried Lloyd directs a suspicious glance at him: it's obvious that he's still plotting something.
- Kaiba picks the micro from Mokuba and begins a short speech:
- Seto Kaiba: "Comrades! This ain't a festival and it ain't a show! It's a survival game in which Duelists stake their pride! You'll be their witnesses to them: you shall hear their death agonies and just one voice of joy! Chosen Duelists! Right now, my Kaiba Land has become a Colosseum! Glory! Defeat! You'll have to win in order to survive! Show me who'll be the survivor!"
- He inwardly wonders where the "rats" hiding at: he won't allow them to ruin as they like this competition.
Each One's Opponents. Edit
- The Duelists head over to their assigned spaces. However, Joey went off to get a hot dog and didn't listen to the announcement! He and the others run off across the 'Jungle' stage, dodging a bunch of crocodiles, traps, bats, snakes and even a boulder running down a hill! (It's a reference to the Duelist Kingdom (arc)). The 'boulder' turns out to be just a "Solid Vision".
- Joey gets there just in time to not be disqualified and Mokuba scolds him: hadn't he run off, he'd shown him a shortcut for the staff!
- Apdnarg Otum tells Joey he's pleased that his "disciple" has made it on time. He suddenly corrects himself, like if he was about to make a slip.
- In the meanwhile, Leon Wilson is going to Duel Dr. Richard Goat. His two assistant nurses hand him the Deck and wipe off the sweat. He then tells Leon that "I shall not use anesthesia for this operation". Leon is rather perplexed by his behavior, but they Duel.
(This Duel and many others are not shown onscreen for the sake of brevity of this mini-arc).
"Ancient" - Themed Deck. Edit
- Professor Hawkins catches up with them. He guessed they've realized it, too. He admits that he knew the fact that Solomon was going to join the KC Grand Prix. Back when the unidentified phone call, it turned out that it was Solomon, who was bored of staying home and doing nothing.
- Everyone wonders what kind of Duel it'll be: Yugi affirms that his grandpa is very strong and Mokuba questions the fact. He admits that Solomon requested to be included. Since he told Mokuba that he was the one who taught all about Duel Monsters to Yugi, so Mokuba thought it'd be alright.
- The Duel begins. Solomon plays an "Ancient" - Themed Deck with many curious and Rare Cards. He has various manners of dealing with Joey's "Luck" Cards and quickly making a curious combination of Cards.
- However, Yugi and Yami suspect that he's aiming at something: what could it be? The Episode ends.
Featured Duel: Joey Wheeler vs. Apdnarg OtumEdit
Turn 1: Joey
- Draws Swordsman of Landstar and subsequently Normal Summons it (500 ATK / 1200 DEF) in Attack Position.
- Sets 2 Cards.
Turn 2: Apdnarg
- Apdnarg draws.
- Sets 2 Cards.
Turn 3: Joey
- Joey draws.
- Uses Swordsman of Landstar to Attack Apdnarg Otum's Wandering Mummy.
- Joey Activates his Set Quick-Play Spell Card Graceful Dice to roll a die and multiply the ATK of "Swordsman of Landstar" by the die roll.
- Apdnarg Otum Activates the Continuous Trap Card Legendary Gambler: now whenever Joey activates a card effect that involves himself rolling a dice, Apdnarg Otum can roll a die too. If Apdnarg's roll is higher than Joey's, the Effect of Joey's Card is Negated.
- Joey Activates his Set Quick-Play Spell Card Skull Dice to roll a die and divide the ATK of Apdnarg Otum's Wandering Mummy by the die roll.
- Since Joey activated a card effect that involves rolling a die, the effect of "Legendary Gambler" activates, allowing Apdnarg to roll a die of his own.
- Since "Swordsman of Landstar" is weaker than "Wandering Mummy" when the former attacked, Joey's Swordsman of Landstar is Destroyed (Joey 4000 → 3000 Life Points).
Turn 4: Apdnarg
- Apdnarg draws.
- Activates Trap Card Non Aggression Area on his Standby Phase: Apdnarg Discards a Card from his hand to prevent Joey from Normal Summoning or Special Summoning any Monsters during his next Turn.
- Activates Continuous Spell Card Mirage of Nightmare: now during each of Joey's Standby Phases, Apdnarg Otum can Draw until he has 4 Cards in his Hand, but each time it is Apdnarg's Standby Phase, he must randomly Discard the same number of Cards he Drew with the effect of "Mirage of Nightmare".
- Sets a Card.
Turn 5: Joey
- Joey draws.
- On Joey's Standby Phase, Apdnarg Otum's Mirage of Nightmare Activates: Apdnarg Otum Draws 3 Cards, giving him a total of four cards in his hand.
- Apdnarg Otum Activates Quick-Play Spell Card Emergency Provisions: he sends Mirage of Nightmare from the field to the Graveyard and gains 1000 Life Points (Apdnarg Otum 4000 → 5000 Life Points).
- Due to the effect of Apdnarg Otum's Non Aggression Area, Joey cannot Summon any Monsters this Turn, so he ends his turn.
Turn 6: Apdnarg
- Apdnarg draws.
- Tributes Wandering Mummy to Summon Ancient Giant (2200 ATK / 1100 DEF) in Attack Position. While this monster is around, Apdnarg must attack with it. If he doesn't, then he will take 300 Damage on his End Phase.
- Activates Continuous Spell Card Ancient Key, Special Summoning 2 Stone Giants (400 ATK / 2000 DEF) in Attack Position. Now while these monsters are around, Apdnarg must attack with them. If he doesn't, then he will take 500 damage for each "Stone Giant" that didn't attack on the End Phase.
- Sets a Card.
Differences In AdaptationsEdit
- In the dub, the skywriting planes spell out 'KC Grand Championship', whereas the skywriting planes spell out 'KC Grand Prix' with smaller letters as well.
- Cut from the English version is a sequence of a pan of the contestants and where Mokuba explains the tournament rules, saying that the Duelists will be divided into two groups, A and B, for the preliminary elimination and that the winner will be the first KC Grand Prix champion.
- On the screen where it displays the fixtures for the tournament, in the dub it shows KC next to the pictures of the contestants in the list whereas in the Japanese it shows their own names written in English and katakana/kanji next the pictures.
- Even though in both the original and dub the two Stone Giant are tokens, they are given the background of an Effect Monster.
- Cameo appearances of Chōji Akimichi, Shikamaru Nara, and Ino Yamanaka, from Naruto, are in the stand.
- The Japanese version contains a typo: when the screen displays Joey's Japanese name, it is incorrectly written in Alphabet as "Jyonouchi" instead of "Jounouchi". The typo is repeated in other Episodes as well.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 This card was seen in Joey's hand.
- ↑ A second copy of this card can be seen, however, this card is suppose to be "Alligator's Sword".
- ↑ This card was played as a Quick-Play Spell Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
- ↑ This card was given a Effect Monster card layout since Token Monster card layout didn't exist yet.