|Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 003|
Dasshutsu! Nitoro Woriā Bāsasu Goyō Gādian
Escape! Nitro Warrior VS Goyo Guardian
|Japanese air date||
April 16, 2008
|English air date||
September 27, 2008
|Mechanical animation director|
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)|
|Next||A Blast From The Past Part 1|
"Pipe Dreams", known as "Escape! Nitro Warrior VS Goyo Guardian" in the Japanese version, is the third episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on April 16, 2008 and in the United States on September 28, 2008.
The time has finally arrived for Yusei to sneak into New Domino City so he can settle the score with Jack and reclaim what was stolen from him. However, Tetsu Trudge interrupts Yusei's plan and uses the imposed "Speed World" to force Yusei into a Turbo Duel.
Whilst preparing to leave for New Domino, Blitz, Tank, Nervin and Rally all say their goodbyes to Yusei, with Rally also giving Yusei the "Turbo Booster" card as a good luck charm to help him blast through the pipeline. Yusei thanks him and tells them he'll be back before speeding off down the abandoned subway, with Rally shouting "good luck" as he races off.
Yusei exits the abandoned subway by shooting out of a crevasse in the road above. Detecting Yusei's presence on a monitor, a Hanson, a Sector Security clerk alerts Trudge to his whereabouts to which Trudge races off to his Duel Runner, telling the clerk to keep track of Yusei before vowing to crush Yusei to bits. In the meantime, Rally, Blitz, Tank and Nervin race toward a rooftop and monitor Yusei via a tracker on a laptop. Trudge manages to catch up to Yusei and smashes into his Duel Runner in an attempt to slow him down. However Yusei speeds off, smashing through a barrier and then jumps over another gateway with Trudge following in haste, ordering the clerk to open the gate for him. After the two enter a secluded and clear pathway within the factory, Trudge states that it'll be a perfect place for him to test his new deck before imposing "Speed World" on Yusei's Duel Runner, forcing him into duel mode.
As the duel begins, Trudge takes the first move, Normal Summoning "Gate Blocker" in Defense Position. It appears in front of Yusei's Duel Runner, slowing him down. Trudge then sets one card and allows Yusei to take his move. As Yusei begins his move, his Speed Counters don't increase which shocks him. Trudge explains that it's due to the ability of his "Gate Blocker" card. Yusei then thinks of the reason why he's attempting to escape then Normal Summons "Speed Warrior". Trudge mocks Yusei for summoning something that can't damage his "Gate Blocker". Yusei then remembers Rally and Special Summons "Turbo Booster". He then orders "Speed Warrior" to attack "Gate Blocker", using "Turbo Booster's" ability to destroy it, taking 200 damage in the process. Yusei then thanks Rally for the help he's provided before driving down into the Pipeline. Trudge mocks Yusei's plan before activating "Broken Blocker" which allows him to Special Summon two more "Gate Blockers" from his deck as one was destroyed. Yusei then sets 2 cards and ends his turn. Blitz argues with Rally about how Yusei may not be able to make it as Trudge is slowing him down from the simulation practice.Trudge then Normal Summons "Gonogo" and proceeds to attack and destroy "Speed Warrior". He tells Yusei he has no chance of escape as he's blocked on both sides. Yusei then takes his turn, Normal Summoning "Junk Synchron". He then activates his set "Graceful Revival", reviving "Speed Warrior". He then tunes them both to Synchro Summon "Junk Warrior". Yusei's friends cheer as Yusei summoned his ace. Yusei then destroys "Gonogo" with "Junk Warrior". Trudge mocks Yusei's efforts. He then draws and Normal Summons his "Jutte Fighter" which shocks Yusei as he owns a Tuner Monster. Trudge insults Yusei for thinking he's the only one who can Synchro Summon. He then tunes one of his "Gate Blockers" with "Jutte Fighter" to Synchro Summon "Goyo Guardian". "Goyo Guardian" proceeds to attack and destroy "Junk Warrior" with Trudge using it's effect to revive "Junk Warrior" on his own field. He then piles on the pressure by activating two "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster" to inflict two intervals of 1400 Effect damage to Yusei. Trudge then mocks Yusei from being from Satellite again, stating that he has no hope for escape. Yusei then says "All you ever say is 'scum' over and over again, don't you know any other words?", then Normal Summoning "Nitro Synchron". Trudge wonders what Yusei is up to as he has no other Synchro Material Monsters to which Yusei then activates "Speed Spell - Dash Pilfer". Trudge is shocked as Yusei shouldn't be able to activate it as he has no Speed Counters due to "Gate Blocker", however he looks at his Duel Runner monitor and sees that Yusei has 4. He then looks at Yusei's Graveyard and sees that he had used "Slip Stream" when Trudge activated "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster". Trudge then sees the exit to the Pipeline and realises Yusei's intentions. Trudge speeds up in an attempt to catch up to Yusei, but Yusei tunes his "Nitro Synchron" with "Junk Warrior" to Synchro Summon "Nitro Warrior". Yusei then explains that as he activated a Spell Card this turn, "Nitro Warrior" gains 1000 ATK. It then proceeds to punch "Goyo Guardian", destroying it and inflicting 1000 damage to Trudge. Yusei then explains "Nitro Warrior's" secondary effect, switching "Gate Blocker" to Attack Position and forcing it to battle with "Nitro Warrior", winning Yusei the duel.
As Yusei wins, the timer goes to 0, meaning that trash will flow through the Pipeline. Yusei then uses several Duel Runner tactics to avoid the debris and manages to skid under the escape gate before it closes, leaving Trudge to be crushed by the debris behind him. Blitz, Nervin, Tank and Rally watch the laptop anxiously as the marker indicating Yusei's location isn't beeping. They wonder if he got through, and then notice it beeping again. Yusei then proceeds to exit the Pipeline, only to see Jack stood on a highway above his location. Jack laughs and says "it's been a while".
Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Tetsu Trudge
Turn 1: Tetsu Trudge
Trudge's hand contains "Gonogo", "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster", "Montage Dragon", "Assault Dog" and "Broken Blocker". He draws "Gate Blocker" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Defense Position (100/2000)[Notes 1]. Trudge Sets 1 card and ends his turn.
Turn 2: Yusei Fudo
(Yusei Fudo SPC: 0/Tetsu Trudge SPC: 1) Due to the effect of "Gate Blocker", Yusei doesn't gain a Speed Counter. Yusei's hand contains "Backup Soldier", "Turbo Booster", "Slip Stream", "Graceful Revival" and "Speed Spell - Dash Pilfer". Yusei draws "Speed Warrior" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (900/400). As he Normal Summoned a monster, he Special Summons "Turbo Booster" in Attack Position via its own effect (0/0). Yusei enters his Battle Phase and due to the effect of "Speed Warrior", its ATK is doubled for the Battle Phase only ("Speed Warrior": 900 → 1800/400). "Speed Warrior" attacks "Gate Blocker". Because the latter's DEF is higher than the ATK of "Speed Warrior", the attack fails (Yusei Fudo 4000 → 3800). Yusei then activates the effect of "Turbo Booster", tributing it to Destroy "Gate Blocker" as he battled it this turn. Trudge then activates "Broken Blocker", Special Summoning 2 "Gate Blockers" from his Deck in Defense Position (100/2000 for both) as a monster with the same name was destroyed.[Notes 2] Yusei ends his Battle Phase, and this causes the effect of "Speed Warrior" to wear off, decreasing its ATK back to normal ("Speed Warrior": 1800 → 900/400). Yusei Sets 2 cards and ends his turn.
Turn 3: Tetsu Trudge
(Yusei Fudo SPC: 0/Tetsu Trudge SPC: 2) As Trudge controls "Gate Blocker", Yusei doesn't gain a Speed Counter. Trudge draws "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster". He then Normal Summons "Gonogo" (1350/1600) in Attack Position. Trudge then Attacks and destroys "Speed Warrior" with "Gonogo" (Yusei Fudo 3800 → 3350).
Turn 4: Yusei Fudo
(Yusei Fudo SPC: 0/Tetsu Trudge SPC: 3) As Trudge controls "Gate Blocker", Yusei doesn't gain a Speed Counter. Yusei draws "Junk Synchron" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1300/500) in Attack Position. He then activates his set "Graceful Revival", Special Summoning "Speed Warrior" from the Graveyard in Attack Position(900/400). He then tunes "Speed Warrior" and "Junk Synchron" to Synchro Summon "Junk Warrior" (2300/1300) in Attack Position. Yusei Attacks and destroys "Gonogo" with "Junk Warrior" (Tetsu Trudge 4000 → 3050)[Notes 3]. Yusei Sets 2 cards and ends his turn.
Turn 5: Tetsu Trudge
(Yusei Fudo SPC: 0/Tetsu Trudge SPC: 4) As Trudge controls "Gate Blocker", Yusei doesn't gain a Speed Counter. Trudge Draws "Jutte Fighter" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (700/900). Trudge then tunes "Jutte Fighter" with "Gate Blocker" to Synchro Summon "Goyo Guardian" (2800/2000) in Attack Position. Trudge then Attacks and destroys "Junk Warrior" with "Goyo Guardian" (Yusei Fudo 3350 → 2850). Trudge Activates the effect of "Goyo Guardian", Special Summoning "Junk Warrior" to his field in Defense Position (2300/1300). As he has 4 Speed Counters, Trudge activates "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster", targeting "Goyo Guardian" and inflicting half of its ATK to Yusei as damage (Yusei Fudo 2850 → 1450). Yusei chains the activation of "Sonic Buster" with "Slip Stream", increasing his Speed Counters to 4 on his next Standby Phase as Trudge activated a Speed Spell. Trudge activates another "Speed Spell - Sonic Buster" targeting "Goyo Guardian" again and inflicting damage to Yusei equal to half the ATK of "Goyo Guardian" again (Yusei Fudo 1450 → 50). "Montage Dragon" and Assault Dog" are the last cards in Trudge's hand. Trudge ends his turn.
Turn 6: Yusei Fudo
(Yusei Fudo SPC: 0/Tetsu Trudge SPC: 5) As Trudge controls "Gate Blocker", Yusei doesn't gain a Speed Counter. As per the effect of "Slip Stream", Yusei's Speed Counters increase to 4 (Yusei's SPC 0 → 4) on his Standby Phase. Yusei draws "Nitro Synchron" and subsequently Normal Summons it (300/100) in Attack Position. Next Yusei Activates "Speed Spell - Dash Pilfer", allowing Yusei to take control of a Defense Position monster Trudge controls. He targets "Junk Warrior". Yusei tunes "Nitro Synchron" with "Junk Warrior" to Synchro Summon "Nitro Warrior" (2800/1800) in Attack Position. As he activated a Spell Card this turn, "Nitro Warrior" gains 1000 ATK during its next attack only("Nitro Warrior": 2800 → 3800/1800). He attacks and destroys "Goyo Guardian" with "Nitro Warrior" (Tetsu Trudge 3050 → 2050). "Nitro Warrior" then loses the boost it just got since its attack is now done ("Nitro Warrior": 3800 → 2800/1800). Yusei then activates "Nitro Warrior's" effect, switching "Gate Blocker" to Attack Position and having "Nitro Warrior" attack it. "Gate Blocker" is destroyed. (Tetsu Trudge 2050 → 0). Yusei wins.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
|Japanese character name||Japanese voice actor|
|Yusei Fudo||Yuya Miyashita|
|Jack Atlas||Takanori Hoshino|
|Tetsu Ushio||Koji Ochiai|
|Other||Mika Ishibashi, Suzune Okabe, Keisuke Kogo, Masafumi Oku, Hisato Fukuda|
Differences in adaptions
- In the Japanese version,"Oneshot Booster" ("Turbo Booster") was Rally's favorite card. In the English version, "Turbo Booster" had belonged to Rally's father.
- Hanson was unnamed in the Japanese version.
- In the Japanese version, by simply activating "Speed World" Ushio (Trudge) forced Yusei to participate in the Duel. In the English version, the chip they had used to set Rally up, caused Yusei's Duel Runner to participate in the Duel.
- In the English version, when Yusei is sliding towards the hatch, he says "Stay on target". This is a possible reference to Star Wars IV: A New Hope, during the attack on the Death Star, one of the rebel pilots says the same phrase while moving down a trench.
- In the English version, when Yusei holds up "Turbo Booster", it has the Japanese card layout.
- When "Junk Synchron" was Summoned, its ATK was shown as 900 instead of 1300. This mistake was fixed on the Japanese DVD.
- When Trudge was describing the effect of "Gate Blocker" in the dub, he called it a Spell Card.
- Nervin said that there was two minutes for Yusei to clear eight miles of pipeline. This is about 12.87 kilometers. For Yusei to clear this length of pipeline, he would have to be moving at about 386.2 kilometers per hour, or 240 miles per hour.
- Blitz's watch (at least in the Japanese version) at one point said "11:56 PM", while a bit later Yusei's Duel Runner said "11:57 AM".
- ↑ In the TCG/OCG, Monster Cards cannot manually be Normal Summoned in face-up Defense Position.
- ↑ In the TCG/OCG, Broken Blocker" only allows you to Special Summon the monsters if one is Destroyed by battle.
- ↑ In the TCG/OCG, Gonogo would have switched "Junk Warrior" to Face-down Defense Position after it battled it.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 yugioh5ds-world.net Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 3: "Escape! Nitro Warrior VS Goyo Guardian"