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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 010

デッキ(ゼロ) チェーントラップのループを破れ


Dekki Zero Chēn Torappu no Rūpu wo Yabure

Japanese translation

Deck Zero, Break the Chain Trap Loop


The Lockdown Duel, Part 2

Episode number


Japanese air date

June 4, 2008

English air date

November 15, 2008

Gallery Japanese
Featured card

Rubble King

Japanese opening


English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending


English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
Mechanical animation director
Prop design
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)
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"The Lockdown Duel, Part 2", known as "Deck Zero: Break the Chain Trap Loop" in the Japanese version, is the tenth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on June 4, 2008 and in the US on November 15, 2008.

Yusei Fudo continues his Duel with Mr. Armstrong, using cards given to him by inmates at the Facility. Despite Armstrong's brutal attack, Yusei refuses to abandon his friends and lose his freedom.


The Duel

Yusei is left gasping for breath after receiving a shock for taking damage. Armstrong laughs and says that he'll send Yusei back to his dump of a hometown, after he puts an end to his life. Yusei manages to stand up and play on. Armstrong proceeds to send cards from Yusei's Deck to his Graveyard. He points out that the cards are just trash, since he received them from other "scumbags" at the center, so he should hurry up and send them to the Graveyard. Workers at the center monitor the duel on a surveillance camera and secretly tell Armstrong, the cards in Yusei's hand.

Futile resistance

Chief Armstrong (Takasu in the Japanese version) pleads with "Exiled Force" not to attack.

For a brief moment the lights go out at the center and Yusei wonders if Alex succeeded in escaping. He wishes for Alex to escape and intends to buy him time with the duel. Yusei manages to inflict damage to Armstrong causing him to receive a shock. Yanagi accuses Armstrong of acting, but Tanner suspects something else is going on. Yusei proceeds to attack Armstrong again. Armstrong pleads with him not to before receiving more shocks. Alarms are sounded stating that an intruder has been captured. Two guards then lead Alex, who is looking pleased with himself to Armstrong. They explain how Alex had tried to escape.

Armstrong whispers to one of the guards to cut the current. Alex tells him that that is now impossible. Armstrong fills with rage and threatens to kill Alex, when he's done with Yusei. Alex is not bothered as he rests assured that Yusei will win.

Alex tells Yusei why he returned. Yusei then adds a new condition to the duel. If he wins, Armstrong must forget about what Alex has done. Armstrong says that if Yusei loses, Alex goes down with him.

After Yusei is left with 100 Life Points and no cards in his Deck, Armstrong laughs that the duel is over now. Yusei tells him that thanks to him sending so many cards to his Graveyard, he's now confident he can win. Armstrong previously called the cards trash, but now Yusei shall prove that there's no one the world doesn't need. He then Summons "Rubble King" and uses his effect to play "Blasting the Ruins", winning the Duel.

Armstrong demands the guards to seize Yusei claiming not to remember making any promises with them. Rex Goodwin then appears and tells Armstrong that that Duel has proved he is incapable of keeping things under control and he shall be the one leaving.

In the English dub Armstrong is fired for not having his trusts.

Alex's interference

Escape hole

Alex contemplates escaping.

Alex says, "Forgive me, Yusei," before he climbs into the tunnel he's dug under his mattress. He reaches the well hole, where his friends are waiting to rescue him. He begins to get excited about leaving, but remembers what Yusei said, that if he left without his friends it wouldn't be true freedom.

Instead of leaving, Alex stays behind and manages to restore the current that has been cut off from Armstrong's Duel Disk, so that Armstrong would receive the shock after taking damage and destroy the control panel.

He is captured by the guards and led to the sideline of the duel.


5D's ep 10 Goodbyes

Yusei says his goodbyes

Tanner, Alex, and Yanagi stand before Yusei to wish him well before he leaves. Alex tells Yusei that judging by Goodwin showing up like that, he must be concerned about Yusei. Yanagi gives Yusei his "Totem Pole" card. Yusei seems unsure about taking it knowing its importance to Yanagi, but Yanagi insists that Yusei will make good use out of it. Tanner gives Yusei a card as well: his Giant Ushi Oni. He says that it can help him retrieve his Duel Runner, which is locked in the impound center. Tanner tells Yusei to take the card to a store named Bootleg, order some milk, and ask for a man named Blister, who will help Yusei out. In the Japanese version, Tanner gives him the card and tells him there is a man named Saiga (Blister) in a bar called Bootleg. He will lend Yusei a hand if Yusei shows him the card.

At Security head quarters Lazar asks Goodwin if it was alright to let Yusei roam free as he pleases. Goodwin replies that while Yusei is there he cannot awaken the power of the Signer and besides he didn't tell him he could roam as he pleases; he has set up an elite task force to monitor him, so all they have to do is watch and wait.

As Yusei leaves the center, Trudge watches him on his Runner and takes off his helmet, revealing a scar. He says that Yusei had better hope Goodwin's task force finds him before he does.

Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Mr. Armstrong

... continued from last episode.

Turn 5: Yusei
(Yusei's Deck: 30 → 29) Yusei draws "Call of the Haunted". He activates "Nightmare's Steelcage" which will prevent both players from attacking for two turns. Yusei then Sets "Call of the Haunted". Yusei's hand contains "Taunt", "Battle Mania", and "Jar of Greed". Yusei ends his turn.

Turn 6: Mr. Armstrong
Armstrong draws. He then Normal Summons "Iron Chain Snake" (800/1200) in Attack Position. He then uses "Iron Chain Repairman's" effect to Special Summon the other "Iron Chain Snake" from his Graveyard in Attack Position (800/1200). He then plays "Paralyzing Chain" which will inflict 300 damage to Yusei each time he is forced to send cards from his Deck to the Graveyard. Armstrong then plays "Poison Chain" which will send cards from the top of Yusei's Deck to the Graveyard equal to the combined Levels of all face-up "Iron Chain" monsters that Armstrong controls during his Main Phase 2 if Armstrong did not attack this turn. He then goes to his Battle Phase and then immediately goes to his Main Phase 2. "Poison Chain" activates, causing Yusei to send the top 10 cards from his Deck to the Graveyard since the combined Levels of all face-up "Iron Chain" monsters Armstrong controls is 10 ("Chaosrider Gustaph", "Poison of the Old Man", "Magical Merchant", "Nutrient Z", "Reversal Quiz", "Dark Room of Nightmare", "Axe of Despair", "Graverobber", "Backup Soldier" and "Shadow Spell"). (Yusei's Deck: 29 → 19) Then Paralyzing Chain activates, inflicting 300 points of damage. (Yusei 3000 → 2700 Life Points) (In the real game, "Poison Chain" sends cards from your opponents Deck equal to the number of Iron Chain monsters you control, not their combined level.). Armstrong ends his turn.

Turn 7: Yusei
Yusei draws "Dust Tornado" (Yusei's Deck: 19 → 18). Yusei hand contains "Taunt", "Jar of Greed", "Battle Mania" and "Dust Tornado". Yusei Sets 3 cards. Armstrong activates "Psychic Cyclone" and targets Yusei's set "Dust Tornado" for its effect. Armstrong declares the set card is a Trap and destroys it. Since he was correct, "Psychic Cyclone" allows him to draw one card. Yusei Sets another card face-down and ends his turn.

Turn 8: Mr. Armstrong
Armstrong draws. He then Normal Summons "Iron Chain Blaster" (1100/0) in Attack Position. He then goes to his Battle Phase and then immediately goes to his Main Phase 2. "Poison Chain" activates, forcing Yusei to send 12 cards from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard since the combined Levels of all Iron Chain monsters Armstrong controls equals 12 ("White Magical Hat", "Chopman the Desperate Outlaw", "Goblin Thief", "Seven Tools of the Bandit", "The Bewitching Phantom Thief", "Backfire", "The Secret of the Bandit", "Sand Gambler", "Gamble", "Goe Goe the Gallant Ninja", "Reverse Trap" and "Mataza the Zapper") (Yusei's Deck: 18 → 6). The effect of "Paralyzing Chain" then activates, inflicting 300 damage to Yusei (Yusei 2700 → 2400 Life Points). Armstrong then Tributes "Iron Chain Snake" for "Iron Chain Blaster's" effect, inflicting damage to Yusei equal to the original ATK of "Iron Chain Snake" (Yusei 2400 → 1600 Life Points). Armstrong then uses "Iron Chain Repairman's" effect to revive "Iron Chain Snake" (800/1200) in Attack Position. Armstrong ends his turn. On Armstrong's End Phase, the effect of "Nightmare's Steelcage" ends. Armstrong's hand contains "Reload" and "Pot of Avarice".

Turn 9: Yusei
Yusei draws (Yusei's Deck 6 → 5). He then activates "Jar of Greed", drawing 1 card (Yusei's Deck 5 → 4). He then activates "Call of the Haunted" reviving "The Kick Man" (1300/300) in Attack Position. He then uses "The Kick Man's" effect to equip it with "Axe of Despair" from his Graveyard, increasing its ATK by 1000 ("The Kick Man": 1300 → 2300/300). Next he Normal Summons "Exiled Force" (1000/1000) in Attack Position. "The Kick Man" attacks and destroys one of the "Iron Chain Snakes" (Armstrong 3600 → 2100 Life Points). "Exiled Force" attacks and destroys the other "Iron Chain Snake" (Armstrong 2100 → 1900 Life Points). Yusei then Tributes "Exiled Force" to activate its effect, destroying "Iron Chain Repairman". Yusei ends his turn.

Turn 10: Mr. Armstrong
Armstrong draws "Nobleman of Crossout". He then activates "Reload", shuffling the two cards in his hand into his Deck and drawing the same number of cards he reshuffled into his Deck. He draws "Mystical Space Typhoon" and "Iron Chain Coil". Armstrong activates "Mystical Space Typhoon" hoping to destroy Yusei's "Battle Mania", but it instead destroys Yusei's "Taunt". Yusei reveals the trick he had up his sleeve. Knowing Armstrong was spying on him via the security cameras, he switched the two cards during the quick blackout that happened before his previous turn started. Yusei activates "Battle Mania". All monsters are switched to face-up Attack Position and can't change their Battle Positions this turn. In addition, all monsters that Armstrong currently controls must attack if able. Armstrong Summons "Iron Chain Coil" (1100/1600) in Attack Position. Armstrong then uses his two monsters to Synchro Summon" "Iron Chain Dragon" (2500/1300) in Attack Position. (Note: In the anime, Iron Chain Coil's level is 4.) "Iron Chain Dragon" gains 200 ATK for each Iron Chain monster in Armstrong's Graveyard and since there are five, it gains 1000 ATK ("Iron Chain Dragon": 2500 → 3500/1300). "Iron Chain Dragon" attacks and destroys "The Kick Man" (Yusei 1600 → 400 Life Points). Because "The Kick Man" was destroyed, "Call of the Haunted" is destroyed too. "Iron Chain Dragon's" effect then activates, causing Yusei to send cards from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard equal to the Level of "The Kick Man" and since it was Level 3, Yusei is forced to throw away the top three cards of his Deck ("Yaranzo", "Karate Man" and "Night Assailant") (Yusei's Deck 4 → 1). He then takes 300 damage due to "Paralyzing Chain" (Yusei 400 → 100 Life Points). Yusei's hand contains "Rubble King". Armstrong ends his turn.

Turn 11: Yusei
Yusei draws (Yusei's Deck 1 → 0). He the Normal Summons "Rubble King" in Attack Position (0/0). He then uses the effect of "Rubble King" to activate "Blasting the Ruins" from his hand, inflicting 3000 damage to Armstrong. (Armstrong 1900 → 0 Life Points)

Yusei wins.


Japanese character name[1] Japanese voice actor[1]
Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Takasu Koji Ishi
Tenzen Yanagi Bunmei Tobayama
Jin Himuro Taiten Kusunoki
Tetsu Ushio Koji Ochiai
Aoyama Shun Takagi
Rex Goodwin Shinya Kote
Yeager Tetsuya Yanagihara
Jailer Koichi Yokota
Inmate Masayuki Iwashita
Inmate Suzune Okabe
Inmate Keisuke Kogo
Inmate Masafumi Oku


  • In the dub, at one point, when Yusei's Life Points were dropping, his Life Point meter didn't drop.
  • In the dub, while Armstrong explains the effect of his Poison Chain, he mentions that he controls 2 Level 5 monsters. Clearly his current field does not match up with what he says, but the result would still be the same.
  • In the dub, after Armstrong Normal Summons "Iron Chain Blaster" and the view pans out to show his side of the field, the dub briefly shows the original Japanese "Paralyzing Chain" card before quickly changing it to the dub version.

Differences on the Japanese DVD version

  • In the next episode preview for episode 11, the background is changed to the Speed World colors when it was originally just a plain blue CGI background in the original broadcast. This occurs when the episode title of episode 11 is shown in the preview when Yusei and his Duel Runner are in CGI.

Differences in adaption

In the original after the Duel, Goodwin said Armstrong would be the one leaving. In the dub he is fired by Goodwin.

Featured cards

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

Yusei Fudo
Mr. Armstrong


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 10: "Deck Zero: Break the Chain Trap Loop"; staff and cast

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