Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 026

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 026



Shigunā-tachi no Unmei! Akaki Ryū ga Michibiku Mirai

Japanese translation

Destiny of the Signers! The Future Guided by the Crimson Dragon


The Fortune Cup Finale, Part 2

Episode number


Japanese air date

September 24, 2008

English air date

March 7, 2009

Gallery Japanese
Featured card

Hyper Synchron

Japanese opening


English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending


English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)
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"The Fortune Cup Finale, Part 2", known as "Destiny of Signers! The Future Guided by the Crimson Dragon" in the Japanese version is the twenty-sixth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on September 24, 2008 and in the US on March 7, 2009.

The Duel between Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas heats up. Even though the Signers are transported into the past that is related to the Crimson Dragon, Jack is still determined to win the Duel.


Awakening of the Crimson Dragon

As Yusei and Jack continue their Duel, the sky fills with dark clouds. Yanagi wonders if this could be a result of two Signers dueling. Tanner tells him to get real and concentrate on cheering for Yusei.

In Goodwin's box room, Lazar asks if there's any significance in continuing the tournament, now that they have confirmed the identity of the four Signers they were searching for and considering the concerns Trudge had for the safety of the citizens. Goodwin asks Lazar, does he not want to see the power of the Crimson Dragon. But without having all five Signers that's not possible, Lazar thinks, before suddenly turning to Goodwin and stating with shock that Goodwin is implying the fifth Signer is in the premises. He gets excited and asks "Does this mean the Crimson Dragon birthmark is complete?" Goodwin declares that they will see something interesting once the Duel is over.

5Dx026 Crimson Dragon Appears

Crimson Dragon appears.

Yusei Summons "Stardust Dragon". With "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" in opposition, Jack, Luna, Akiza and Yusei's dragon birthmarks begin to glow. In Zigzix's station, he witnesses a large rise in Ener-D.

As the two dragons fight, red streams of light crashes from the sky and take of the form of the Crimson Dragon. The majority of the spectators are suprised and wonder where it came from. Yanagi, Mina and Sayer display mixed reactions of concern.

5Dx026 Momentum goes crazy

The Ener-D lab goes out of control.

Goodwin contacts Zigzix, who is greatly excited about the surge in Ener-D. Goodwin tells him to shut down the Ener-D machine. Zigzix is upset by this and asks why; Ener-D has never been this operational before. Goodwin reminds him that its an order and if he values his life, he should comply and asks if he wishes to vanish, like Greiger's hometown. The high levels of Ener-D become more the technology at the station can handle. Thinking about what Goodwin said, Zigzix now begins to worry and orders the personal to quickly shut down Momentum.

5Dx026 Last birthmark

The dragon head birthmark in the preservation tank.

Yusei expresses his concern about the Duel; If they continue, there's no telling what could happen. Jack replies asking if Yusei is scared and tells him that someone who fears what is laid before them is not fit to be called a duelist; If all creation scatters to pieces, Jack will continue the Duel.

With all conditions in order, Goodwin decides its time to bring the divided power of the Signers together, which will bring the Duel into another dimension. He reaches into a preservation tank, containing an arm with the dragon head birthmark. In the English version, he says that he is the fifth signer while doing this. The Crimson Dragon soars over the stadium, spreading its wings out fully.

Visions of the past and future

5Dx026 People of the Stars

People of the stars.

5Dx026 First Signers

The earlier Signers.

Yusei and Jack find themselves riding on a stream of light in a strange starlit setting. The Signers, Akiza and Luna follow behind them in two red bubbles. They approach the Sky Temple, where an abundance of people bow before five others at the temple. The stream of light directs them upwards and over the temple. Jack notes that these must be the People of the Stars. Yusei looks closely at the five and sees they all have dragon birthmarks. Jack wonders if they've been transported to another time.

5Dx026 Satellite Destruction

Satellite getting destroyed.

5Dx026 Spider

The spider.

As they continue to travel along the stream, they see New Domino City and Satellite. A Dark Signer spider mark smashes through a number of buildings in Satellite, drawing the shape of a large spider. Jack guesses this is the future. Even while witnessing this mass destruction, Jack insists they continue the Duel. He claims since the Duel brought them there, ending it should bring them back to reality.

Yusei continues and inflicts damage to Jack's Life Points, which causes Jack to suffer actual pain. On Jack's turn he damages Yusei. Akiza and Luna notice Yusei feels real pain from that attack. Akiza wonders if this is the same as her power.

Jack plays one his famed cards "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm", forcing Yusei to Tribute "Stardust Dragon" to negate it or he'd lose the Duel. This allowed Jack to play "Sneak Exploder" which would defeat Yusei next turn. But Yusei revived "Stardust Dragon" with its effect and played "Meteor Stream" which would defeat Jack if it resolves. Recognizing this as the card responsible for Jack's defeat last time they dueled, Jack explains that his last defeat was an illusion to dramatize the fact that he is the true King. He then Chains "Crimson Fire", but Yusei chains "Shining Silver Force" negating the damage and destroying Jack's Spell and Trap Cards, including "Sneak Exploder". This allowed Yusei to begin his turn without taking the damage from "Sneak Exploder".

Stardust Powered Up By Final Attack

Stardust Dragon gains attack points due to Speed Spell - Final Attack.

Yusei powers up "Stardust Dragon" with "Speed Spell - Final Attack" and attacks "Red Dragon Archfiend" winning the Duel.

The new King

5Dx026 Petrified Dragons

The petrified dragons.

5Dx026 New King

The new King.

The players then return to reality, where Jack's Duel Runner begins to spin out of control tossing him off. "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" are still present, but petrified. Their holograms however soon fizzle a bit before disappearing away.

Apart from Luna, none of the spectators to know how the Duel went. Leo then points at the scoreboard, and Tanner, Yanagi, Leo and Dexter see Jack's Life Points are at 0. Luna calmly states Yusei won the Duel and that means he is the champion now. Up at the tower, Goodwin and Lazar have seen the end result of the Duel too and while Goodwin is unfazed at the end result, Lazar is completely shocked that Jack lost the Duel.

Yusei rushes over to Jack to see if he is alright. Jack is ashamed that he as King, lost again. Yusei explains that Jack lost by giving into his pride of trying to be King.

The MC is unsure of the situation, but Goodwin appears on a monitor next to him "What's the matter? The match is over." The MC calls out that Yusei is the winner and they have just witnessed the birth of a new King, Yusei Fudo.

Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Jack Atlas

... continued from last episode.

Turn 4: Jack
Jack has just managed to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend". Since "Dark Tinker" was sent from the field to the Graveyard, its effect lets Jack draw one card. "Red Dragon Archfiend" attacks and destroys "Junk Warrior" (Yusei 2600 → 1900). Jack then Sets three cards ("Tuner Capture", "Tuner's Mind", and "Fiend Cannon").

Turn 5: Yusei
Yusei draws "Hyper Synchron". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei's SPC: 3 → 4; Jack's SPC: 3 → 4). Yusei then activates his face-down "Descending Lost Star" to revive "Junk Warrior" in Defense Position, with its effects negated, its DEF reduced to 0, and its Level reduced by one ("Junk Warrior": 2300/1300 → 0; Level: 5 → 4). Yusei then Normal Summons "Hyper Synchron" (1600/800) in Attack Position. He then tunes "Junk Warrior" with "Hyper Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon" (2500/2000) in Attack Position.

Since "Hyper Synchron" was sent to the Graveyard for the Synchro Summon of "Stadust Dragon", "Stardust Dragon" gains 800 ATK ("Stardust Dragon": 2500 → 3300/2000) and is granted immunity to destruction by battle. Jack activates his face-down "Tuner Capture" to Special Summon "Hyper Synchron" (1600/800) from Yusei's Graveyard to his side of the field in Defense Position. Yusei's hand contains "Meteor Stream", "Speed Spell - Silver Contrails", and "Shining Silver Force".

"Stardust Dragon" attacks "Red Dragon Archfiend", but Jack activates his face-down "Tuner's Mind" to return "Red Dragon Archfiend" to his Extra Deck and revive "Twin-Sword Marauder" (1600/1000) and "Dark Tinker" (1000/1300) in Defense Position. A replay occurs and Yusei uses "Stardust Dragon" to attack "Twin-Sword Marauder", but due to "Tuner's Mind", the attack is redirected to "Dark Tinker", destroying it instead. The effect of "Synchro Blast" then activates (Jack 2800 → 2300). Jack draws one card as per the effect of "Dark Tinker".

Turn 6: Jack
Jack draws "Crimson Fire". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei's SPC: 4 → 5; Jack's SPC: 4 → 5). Jack then tunes "Twin-Sword Marauder" with "Hyper Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" (3000/2000) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Hyper Synchron", "Red Dragon Archfiend" gains 800 ATK ("Red Dragon Archfiend": 3000 → 3800/2000) and is granted immunity to destruction by battle.

"Red Dragon Archfiend" then attacks "Stardust Dragon", but "Stardust Dragon" isn't destroyed due to the second "Hyper Synchron"-granted effect of "Hyper Synchron" (Yusei 1900 → 1400). Jack then activates his face-down "Fiend Cannon" to inflict 500 damage to Yusei as his monster did not destroy one of Yusei's monsters in battle (Yusei 1400 → 900). Jack's hand contains "Crimson Fire". "Speed Spell - Overboost", "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm", and "Sneak Exploder". Jack Sets two cards.

Turn 7: Yusei
Yusei draws. During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei's SPC: 5 → 6; Jack's SPC: 5 → 6). Yusei then activates "Speed Spell - Silver Contrails" to increase the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" by 1000 ("Stardust Dragon": 3300 → 4300/2000). "Stardust Dragon" attacks "Red Dragon Archfiend", but "Red Dragon Archfiend" is not destroyed due to the second "Hyper Synchron"-granted effect of "Hyper Synchron" (Jack 2300 → 1800). The effect of "Synchro Blast" then activates (Jack 1800 → 1300). At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Silver Contrails" expires ("Stardust Dragon": 4300 → 3300/2000). Yusei's hand contains "Shining Silver Force", "Crossline Counter", and "Meteor Stream". Yusei then Sets three cards.

Turn 8: Jack
Jack's hand contains "Speed Spell - Overboost" and "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm". Jack draws. During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei's SPC: 6 → 7; Jack's SPC: 6 → 7). "Red Dragon Archfiend" attacks "Stardust Dragon", but "Stardust Dragon" isn't destroyed due to the second "Hyper Synchron"-granted effect of "Hyper Synchron" (Yusei 900 → 400). Yusei then activates his face-down "Crossline Counter" to target "Stardust Dragon" and increase its ATK by twice the Battle Damage he took ("Stardust Dragon": 3300 → 4300/2000) as well as force "Red Dragon Archfiend" to attack "Stardust Dragon" again. "Red Dragon Archfiend" is not destroyed due to the second "Hyper Synchron"-granted effect of "Red Dragon Archfiend" (Jack 1300 → 800).

Jack activates "Speed Spell - Overboost" to increase his Speed Counters by four (Jack's SPC: 7 → 11). Jack then activates "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm" to destroy all monsters on the field and inflict 300 damage to each player for each of their destroyed monsters, but Yusei Tributes "Stardust Dragon" to negate and destroy "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm". Jack activates his face-down "Sneak Exploder". During Yusei's next Standby Phase, Jack can send "Sneak Exploder" to the Graveyard and inflict 500 damage to Yusei for every monster Jack controls.

On Jack's End Phase, "Stardust Dragon" revives itself (2500/2000) in Attack Position due to its second effect. Yusei then activates his face-down "Meteor Stream" to inflict 1000 damage to Jack. Jack then activates his face-down "Crimson Fire" to negate the damage he would take and inflict twice the damage he would have taken to Yusei. In response, Yusei activates his face-down "Shining Silver Force" to negate Jack's "Crimson Fire" and destroy it as well as destroy all Spells and Traps on Jack's side of the field. Due to the second effect of "Speed Spell - Overboost", Jack's Speed Counters are reduced to one (Jack's SPC: 11 → 1).

Turn 9: Yusei
Yusei draws "Speed Spell - Final Attack". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei's SPC: 7 → 8; Jack's SPC: 1 → 2). Yusei then activates "Speed Spell - Final Attack" to target "Stardust Dragon" and double its ATK ("Stardust Dragon" 2500 → 5000/2000), but it cannot attack directly and it will be destroyed during the End Phase. "Stardust Dragon" attacks "Red Dragon Archfiend", but the latter isn't destroyed due to the second "Hyper Synchron"-granted effect of "Red Dragon Archfiend" (Jack 800 → 0).

Featured cards

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

Yusei Fudo
Jack Atlas

Differences in adaptations

  • The following scenes from the Duel in this episode were cut from the English version:
  • The Japanese version of this episode did not have a recap of the previous episode.
  • The blood on Jack's face was removed in the English version.
  • In the Japanese version, Goodwin reaches into a preservation tank containing an arm with the dragon head birthmark. In the dub, he declares that he is the fifth Signer.
  • In the original when Yusei warns Jack about the Crimson Dragon, Jack says that even if all of creation shatters in this Duel, he will continue with the Duel. In the dub, Jack said that the Crimson Dragon would help him save the world.
  • When Jack's Speed Counters were reduced to one in the dub from Speed Spell - Overboost's effect, Yusei gloated asking him how was the new view in the dub. In the original, Yusei and Jack simply exchanged glances as Jack fell behind Yusei.

Mistakes in the English version

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