|Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 015|
Dyueru Obu Fōchūn Kappu Kaimaku Daikūshū!! Jaianto Bomā Eareido
Duel of Fortune Cup Opening, Major Air Raid!! Giant Bomber Airraid
Welcome to the Fortune Cup
|Japanese air date||
July 9, 2008
|English air date||
December 20, 2008
|Mechanical animation director|
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)|
|Previous||Bloom of the Black Rose|
|Next||Battle with the Black Rose|
"Welcome to the Fortune Cup", known as "Duel of Fortune Cup Begins: Giant Air Raid!! Giant Bommer Air Raid" in the Japanese version, is the fifteenth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. It first aired in Japan on July 9, 2008.
Before the contestants of the Fortune Cup appear at the ceremony, Yusei, Leo, Luna, Dexter, Yanagi and Tanner prepare in a corridor. Leo, now disguised as Luna, in order to participate instead of her, asks how he looks. After getting too excited, Luna kicks him, reminding him she doesn't act like that. As Yusei and Leo depart to the ceremony, Yusei advises Leo to lose the make-up. Tanner remains silent, positive the Fortune Cup is a setup.
Fortune Cup begins
The MC announces the Fortune Cup is getting started, before Jack Atlas and "Red Dragon Archfiend" entertain the crowd. Jack and Red Dragon stop in the center of the stadium and the contestants rise into the stadium. The audience spots Yusei's criminal mark and begin to mutter to each other. Thoughts that Yusei may have stolen an invitation and such are spread among the crowd. Yusei's friends are uneasy, but Yusei tells Leo to pay no attention. The MC is left speechless. Greiger walks over to him and takes his microphone and asks everyone, as a duelist up there, what it is everyone sees. He points to Yusei saying he is undoubtedly a duelist, selected under the same conditions as all contestants. Having cards, marker or not, they are all the same, no one there should be ashamed of anything, he assures the crowd, it is rather them, looking at him, through their trivial rose-colored glasses that are no short of vicious. The crowd remains silent until Rex Goodwin applauds Greiger after which everyone follows. Goodwin thanks Greiger and reminds everyone of the equality of the players. The MC announces who will be in the first round as the screens randomly pair up the players. Leo is put in the first Duel against Greiger.
Rex and Lazar, now in a box room talk with Zigzix on a monitor. They will shortly have all the Signers together. Once they get them to Duel at maximum potential, it will cause the Ener-D system to respond. Zigzix has installed a number of D-Sensors throughout the stadium, which will apprehend a full account of a Signer's response heightened by the Dueling.
As the contestants prepare, Leo tells Yusei to meet him in the finals and recollects on what Yusei told him after their duel.
The MC announces the contestants Luna and Greiger. As Leo and Greiger shake hands, Leo tells Greiger that he liked his speech earlier. Greiger says that he heard Luna was a girl, he seems like a boy to him. Leo stumbles back laughing protecting his disguise saying people think he's a boy, but he'd say he's girl enough as he strikes a more feminine posture. In the crowd, Luna gets angered, saying that she doesn't act like that.
Leo gets excited as he duels, much to Luna's dismay. Greiger wishes his opponent to put up a good fight, even defeat him with the "Power of the dragon." Zigzix is unable to get a reading on his sensor, so he turns up the power. Luna begins to ache as he does this. While Zigzix gets no reaction on his scanners Lazar assures him they have checked that Luna is a Signer. Zigzix informs Lazar, that while he isn't getting a response from the field, he is getting a small reaction from the audience. Zigzix manages to pin point the reaction to be coming from Luna. Leo takes much damage from Greiger's card effects, but manages to pull off his combo. Leo attacks for apparent victory, but Greiger manages to remains in control and win.
After the Duel, Lazar meets with Greiger. He confirms Greiger's thought that he was dueling a boy, as he shows him paperwork revealing Luna to have a twin brother. Zigzix asks Goodwin how he is to handle the situation as Goodwin grins at the image of Luna in the audience.
Featured Duel: Leo vs. Greiger
Turn 1: Greiger
Greiger's hand contains "Damage Summon", "Trap Reactor・Y FI", "Star Blast", "Spell Reactor・RE", and "Nobleman of Crossout". Greiger draws "Summon Reactor・SK". Greiger plays "Star Blast" and then chooses to use "Summon Reactor・SK" for its effect. He then pays 500 Life Points (Greiger 4000 → 3500 Life Points) to downgrade the Level of "Summon Reactor・SK" by one until the End Phase ("Summon Reactor・SK": Level 5 → 4). He then Normal Summons "Summon Reactor・SK" in Attack Position (2000/1400). He then Sets a card and ends his turn. On the End Phase, the effect of "Star Blast" wears off, so the Level of "Summon Reactor・SK" goes back to normal ("Summon Reactor・SK": Level 4 → 5).
Turn 2: Leo
Leo draws "Morphtronic Celfon" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (100/100). Leo then takes 800 damage due to "Summon Reactor・SK's" effect (Leo 4000 → 3200 Life Points). Leo then activates "Morphtronic Celfon's" effect. The result is two, so Leo picks up the top two cards of his Deck. He finds "Morphtronic Boomboxen" among the picked up cards, so he Special Summons "Morphtronic Boomboxen" in Defense Position (1200/400) and shuffles the remaining cards back into his Deck. Leo then Sets one card and ends his turn.
Turn 3: Greiger
Greiger draws "Delta Reactor". He then Normal Summons "Trap Reactor・Y FI" in Attack Position (800/1800). Greiger then attacks "Morphtronic Celfon" with "Trap Reactor・Y FI", but Leo activates his face-down "Morphtransition" switching "Morphtronic Celfon" to Defense Position and negating the attack. "Trap Reactor・Y FI's" effect then activates, destroying "Morphtransition" and inflicting 800 damage to Leo (Leo 3200 → 2400 Life Points). Greiger then attacks "Morphtronic Boomboxen" with "Summon Reactor・SK", but Leo uses the effect of "Morphtronic Boomboxen" to negate the attack. This allows Greiger to activate his face-down "Damage Summon", paying 800 Life Points (Greiger 3500 → 2700 Life Points) to Special Summon "Spell Reactor・RE" from his hand in Attack Position(1200/900). Greiger then attacks and destroys "Morphtronic Boomboxen" with "Spell Reactor・RE". Greiger Sets 1 card and ends his turn.
Turn 4: Leo
Leo's hand is shown to contain "Morphtronic Magnen", "Gadget Hauler", "Twister" and "Magical Mallet". Leo draws "Factory of 100 Machines". He then activates the Defense Position effect of "Morphtronic Celfon". The result is a three, so he checks the top three cards of his Deck(which were "Morphtronic Datatron", "Gadget Box", and "Morphtronic Magnen") before returning them back to the top of his Deck in the order they were originally in. Next, he switches "Celfon" to Attack Position and activates its Attack Position effect. The result is a one, so he checks the top card of his Deck. It is "Morphtronic Datatron", so he Special Summons "Morphtronic Datatron" in Attack Position (1200/600). Leo then takes 800 damage due to "Summon Reactor・SK's" effect (Leo 2400 → 1600 Life Points). He then Tributes "Morphtronic Celfon" to activate the effect of "Datatron", inflicting 600 damage to Greiger (Greiger 2700 → 2100 Life Points). Leo then Tributes "Morphtronic Datatron" to Summon "Gadget Hauler" in Attack Position(1300/0). He then uses its effect, discarding "Morphtronic Magnen" to increase its ATK by 800 ("Gadget Hauler": 1300 → 2100/0). Leo then plays "Factory of 100 Machines", removing from play all the "Morphtronic" monsters in his Graveyard to increase the ATK of "Gadget Hauler" by 200 for each removed monster until the End Phase. With four removed from play, "Gadget Hauler" gains 800 ATK ("Gadget Hauler": 2100 → 2900/0). Leo then takes 800 damage due to "Spell Reactor・RE's" effect (Leo 1600 → 800 Life Points). Leo then attacks "Trap Reactor・Y FI" with "Gadget Hauler". Leo has the potential to win with this move, because the difference between the two monsters' ATK is exactly equal to Greiger's current Life Points, but Greiger activates "Delta Reactor", sending his three monsters to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Flying Fortress SKY FIRE" in Attack Position, ignoring the Summoning Conditions (3000/2500). A replay occurs and Leo opts not to attack. Leo ends his turn. On the End Phase, the effect of "Factory of 100 Machines" wears off, removing the boost it gave to "Gadget Hauler"("Gadget Hauler": 2900 → 2100/0).
Turn 5: Greiger
Greiger draws. He then sends one card in his hand to the Graveyard to activate "Flying Fortress SKY FIRE's" effect, destroying "Gadget Hauler". He then attacks Leo directly with "Flying Fortress SKY FIRE". (Leo 800 → 0 Life Points)
In the Japanese version, the names on Jeager (Lazar's) files concerning the twins stated their names to be Lua and Luca. Although lineart by Kazuki Takahashi has stated that their names are Rua and Ruka. A later episode, also spelled Rua's name as such.
The difference is due to common confusion between the letters "L" and "R" among Japanese speakers.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- In both versions, it is not mentioned that Leo was ending his turn when Greiger used the effect of "Flying Fortress SKY FIRE" to destroy Leo's monster.