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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 223

Yugioh223

Kanji

強き心 優しき心

Rōmaji

Tsuyoki Kokoro Yasashiki Kokoro

Japanese translation

Strong Heart, Gentle Heart

English

The Final Duel - Part 3

Episode number

223

Japanese air date

September 22, 2004

English air date

June 3, 2006

Cards
Gallery International
Music
Japanese opening

OVERLAP

English opening

Yu-Gi-Oh! theme

Japanese ending

EYE'S

English ending

Yu-Gi-Oh! theme

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 5)
Previous The Final Duel - Part 2
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Kaiba's Shock

Mokuba Kaiba: "Impressive! Even though he lost his three best cards, the Pharaoh bounced right back! And now he's got the upper hand again!"
Seto Kaiba: "No, not quite!"
Mokuba Kaiba: "What do you mean?"
Seto Kaiba: "Yugi may have fewer life points, but he managed to come up with an unprecedented strategy to defeat the Egyptian God Cards. I've never seen anything like that before. I can see now that I was wrong Mokuba, he is the King of Games!"
Yugi Muto: "You mean that?"
Joey Wheeler: "Say what!? Am I going nuts, or did Kaiba just admit that he was wrong!?"
  • The duel resumes

Atem's Foresight

Yugi Muto: "Wait a sec! Are you telling me you sent Gaia to the Graveyard all the way back THEN? But why would you throw away such a powerful card so early in the Duel?"
Pharaoh Atem: "I was preparing for THIS. I have known from the very beginning that we would get to this point."
  • Yugi recalls about Atem Discarding a Card to Activate the The Tricky's" Special Effect.
Yugi Muto: "WHAT? But how could you have predicted that?"
Pharaoh Atem: "It was simple. From the moment I chose the cards in my Deck I knew the course that this Duel would take. For although I held the three most powerful monsters in existence, I knew that I needed more. Yugi, what I'm saying is: I KNEW you would defeat the Egyptian Gods!"
Seto Kaiba: "That's impossible! There's no way he could have known how all this would go down."
Pharaoh Atem: "Yugi, destroying the three Egyptian Gods was merely the first step of this ritual. Now that they're gone the true test of our readiness to separate from one another can begin. So if you're ready to live on your own then PROVE it to me by winning this Duel! And now Gaia annihilate his Buster Blader with Spiral Lance Thust Attack.""
  • The Duel resumes. While "Gaia" is Attacking "Buster Blader", Ishizu thinks.
 : Ishizu Ishtar: (thinking) "Yugi, there is only one soul with the power to save the Pharaoh, and that is you. Only by defeating him can you release his spirit to its final resting place. Please be strong!"
  • The Duel resumes.

Atem's Influence of Fate

  • During the Duel, at some point just before his Draw Phase Atem predicts what Card he is about to Draw.
Pharaoh Atem: "It's my move, and now the card that I'm about to draw is the exact one that I need. And now the almighty 'Big Shield Gardna', come forth!"

Atem draws "Big Shield Gardna" and Summons it to the Field.

Joey Wheeler: "Alright, now I've seen it all."
Tristan Taylor: "That's nuts! How could he have known what card he was gonna draw?"
Ryo Bakura: "I suppose that's what they mean by 'luck of the draw'."
Marik Ishtar: "Not quite. That move had nothing to do with luck. Truth is, he KNEW exactly what card he was about to draw."
Téa Gardner: "What? But their Decks were shuffled right?"
Joey Wheeler: "Can he see the future? 'Cause if he can, I'd say that qualifies as an unfair advantage."
Ishizu Ishtar: "You're wrong. You see, the Pharaoh didn't PREDICT what his next card would be, his will power MADE it so. It appears the Pharaoh's determination was so strong he actually influenced fate with his own will."
Téa Gardner: "That's insane! Since when can fate be controlled?"
Joey Wheeler: "Look Téa, if I've learned anything from hanging out with Yugi it's that nothing's impossible."
  • Duel resumes.

Joey's Support of the Duel

  • Téa is still cringing at the thought of the Pharaoh leaving this world forever. Joey explains to her why this must be.

Joey Wheeler: "Yugi's having the time of his life up there. And who could blame him? If he wins, that means he's ready to face the world on his own."

Tristan Taylor: "And the Pharaoh will finally be free."
  • Téa turns away and looks troubled.
Joey Wheeler: "What's up Téa?"
Téa Gardner: "I can't watch anymore. If the Pharaoh loses, this is the last time we'll ever see him. I don't know about you guys but I'm not ready to say goodbye yet. Please make them stop!"
Joey Wheeler: "Téa, this isn't easy for any of us but that Duel HAS to go on! Plus you know as well as I do, we couldn't stop this thing if we TRIED!"
Téa Gardner: "I guess so, but remind me why..."
Joey Wheeler: "Here's the deal: everything that's happened since those two met has been leading up to this. Just think about it: every single Duel that Yugi and the Pharaoh ever faced together was preparing them for this one! Every enemy they ever stared down, every strategy they ever planned, and every friend they ever saved helped shaped who they are today!! And now they need this test to see how far they've come. (...)Cause When they first met, these guys had a lot to learn and they needed each other to get by. But hopefully by now they're both ready to move on with their lives. Trust me Téa, this Duel is really all for the best and as tough as it may seem, we need to support those guys ALL the way."
  • Duel resumes.

Featured Duel: Pharaoh Atem vs. Yugi Muto - Part 3

Duel continues from previous episode.


Turn 10: Yugi Muto
Yugi activates "Magnet Reverse" to Special Summon "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior" from his Graveyard (3500/3850) in Defense Position. The effect of Atem's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" activates, which would reduce the ATK the Monster Yugi just Summoned by 2000, but the effect of Yugi's "Magnet Force" redirects Slifer's Effect back to Atem's Obelisk ("Obelisk the Tormentor": 500 → 0/4000). As per Slifer's Effect, Obelisk is destroyed as its ATK was decreased to 0. Yugi then Tributes "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior" again to Special Summon "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" (1400/1700), "Beta The Magnet Warrior" (1700/1600), and "Gamma The Magnet Warrior" (1500/1800) from his Graveyard in Defense Position. The Effect of Atem's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" Activates which would reduce the ATK of each Monster Yugi just Summoned by 2000, but the effect of Yugi's "Magnet Force" redirects Slifer's Effect back to Atem's remaining God Cards ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 3000 → 1000 → 0/4000) ("Slifer the Sky Dragon": 2000 → 0/4000). As per Slifer's Effect, Slifer and Ra are destroyed as their ATK was decreased to 0.

Turn 11: Pharaoh Atem
Atem draws. He then Activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" with "Berfomet" in order to Fusion Summon "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (2100/1800) in Attack Position. "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" attacks & destroys Yugi's "Alpha The Magnet Warrior".

Turn 12: Yugi Muto
Yugi draws "Buster Blader". He then Tributes "Beta The Magnet Warrior" and "Gamma The Magnet Warrior" in order to Tribute Summon "Buster Blader" (2600/2300) in Attack Position. "Buster Blader" Attacks & Destroys Atem's "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" (Pharaoh Atem 4000 → 3500). Since "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" was destroyed, its effect activates, allowing Atem to Special Summon "Berfomet" (1400/1800) from his Graveyard in Defense Position.

Turn 13: Pharaoh Atem
Atem draws "Beast of Gilfer". He then Tributes "Berfomet" to Summon "Beast of Gilfer" (2200/2500) in Defense Position. Atem then Sets a Card ("Book of Secret Arts").

Turn 14: Yugi Muto
Yugi draws. He then Sets a Card. "Buster Blader" Attacks & Destroys Atem's "Beast of Gilfer". Since "Beast of Gilfer" was sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, equipping itself to Yugi's "Buster Blader" and decreasing its ATK by 500 ("Buster Blader": 2600 → 2100/2300).

Turn 15: Pharaoh Atem
Atem draws. He then Sets a Card ("Dark Illusion"). Atem then Activates "Awakening from Beyond" to add one card in his Graveyard to his hand and let Yugi Draw two Cards. Atem chooses the very first Card he Discarded during his first Turn, which is revealed to be "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight". Since "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight" is the only card in Atem's hand, he Normal Summons it without Tribute (2300/2100) in Attack Position via its own effect. "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight" Attacks & Destroys Yugi's "Buster Blader" (Yugi 2400 → 2200). Yugi then Activates "Soul Rope", to pay 1000 Life Points (Yugi 2200 → 1200) and Special Summon "Witch of the Black Forest" (1100/1200) from his Deck in Defense Position.

Turn 16: Yugi Muto
Yugi draws "Summoned Skull". He then Tributes "Witch of the Black Forest" to Summon "Summoned Skull" (2500/1200) in Attack Position. Since "Witch of the Black Forest" was sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, allowing Yugi to add "Marshmallon" from his Deck to his Hand. "Summoned Skull" Attacks & Destroys Atem's "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight" (Pharaoh Atem 3500 → 3300).

Turn 17: Pharaoh Atem
Atem predicts the card he will draw is "Big Shield Gardna". Atem draws "Big Shield Gardna" and subsequently Normal Summons it (100/2600) in Defense Position.

Turn 18: Yugi Muto

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"Curse of Dragon" is Summoned.

Yugi draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw 2 Cards. Yugi draws "Watapon", which allows him to Special Summon it immediately from his hand (200/300) in Attack Position. Yugi then Tributes "Watapon" to Summon "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Attack Position. "Summoned Skull" attacks Atem's "Big Shield Gardna". The attack fails (Yugi 1200 → 1100). Since "Big Shield Gardna" was attacked, its Effect activates, switching it to Attack Position. "Curse of Dragon" attacks & destroys Atem's "Big Shield Gardna" (Pharaoh Atem 3300 → 1400).

Turn 19: Pharaoh Atem
Atem draws "Dark Magic Curtain" and subsequently activates it to pay half his Life Points (Pharaoh Atem 1400 → 700) and Special Summon "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) from his Deck in Attack Position. Atem then Activates "Book of Secret Arts", equipping it to "Dark Magician" and increasing its ATK and DEF by 300 ("Dark Magician": 2500 → 2800/2100 → 2400). "Dark Magician" Attacks & Destroys Yugi's "Summoned Skull" (Yugi 1100 → 800).

Duel concludes next episode.

Trivia

  • In the English Dub, instead of the traditional "To Be Continued" at the end of an episode, this episode has the words "To Be Concluded", inferring that Episode 224 is the last episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Second Series Anime.

Featured cards

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

Yugi Muto
Pharaoh Atem
Flashbacks

Notes

  1. This card can be seen, it was Set during this episode.
  2. This card can be seen, it was Set in the Dub.

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