Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 131

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 131

未来を賭けた戦い! 機皇帝スキエル VS スカーレッド・ノヴァ・ドラゴン


Mirai wo Kaketa Tatakai! Kikōtei Sukieru Vāsasu Sukāreddo Nova Doragon

Japanese translation

Fight for the Future! Machine Emperor Skiel VS Scar-Red Nova Dragon


The Beginning of the End

Episode number


Japanese air date

October 13, 2010

English air date

August 13, 2011

Featured card

Force Resonator

One-point lesson cards

 Dimension Switch
 Shooting Star Dragon
 Red Nova Dragon

Japanese opening

Road to Tomorrow ~Going My Way!!~

English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending

Future Colors

English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 2)
Previous Bound to the Future, Bonds to Our Companions
Next Dawn of the Machines

"The Beginning of the End", known as "Fight for the Future! Machine Emperor Skiel VS Scar-Red Nova Dragon" in the Japanese version is the one hundred and thirty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on October 13, 2010 and in the United States on August 13, 2011.

The World Racing Grand Prix final between Team 5D's and Team New World begins. Yusei and company realize that New Domino City will vanish off the face of the earth if they don't win, so they need to fight.

The match begins with Jack against Lester. Jack, wary of Lester's strategy, believing it to be the "Synchro Killer" "Machine Emperor", performs a Double Tuning to Synchro Summon "Red Nova Dragon". Lester tries to fight back with "Meklord Emperor Skiel Infinity", though this strategy fails as Jack uses the effect of "Red Nova Dragon" to remove it and negate an attack. Lester then reveals his "Infinite Aura" trap, which converts his Life Points into counters. Jack finally defeats Lester, allowing the next Duelist Primo to go; however, Yusei notes that Jack defeated Lester way too easily.

Featured Duel: Jack Atlas vs. Lester

Turn 1: Jack Atlas
Jack draws "Dark Resonator" and subsequently Normal Summons it (CG Star 3/1300/300) in Defense Position. Jack's hand contains "Gear Changer", "Burning Strike", "Dimension Switch", and "Power Pressure". Jack Sets three cards.

Turn 2: Lester
Lester draws "Sky Core". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World 2" activates (Jack's SPC: 0 → 1; Lester's SPC: 0 → 1). Lester Normal Summons "Sky Core" (CG Star 1/0/0) in Defense Position and Sets three cards.

Turn 3: Jack Atlas
Jack draws. During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World 2" activates (Jack's SPC: 1 → 2; Lester's SPC: 1 → 2). Jack then activates his face-down "Dimension Switch", which removes "Dark Resonator" from play. Jack then Special Summons "Gear Changer" (CG Star 4/1500/700) in Attack Position via its own effect as Lester has monsters on his field, but Jack doesn't. Jack then activates the effect of "Gear Changer" to increase its Level by the Level of "Sky Core" ("Gear Changer": CG Star 4 → 5). Jack then sends "Dimension Switch" to the Graveyard in order to return "Dark Resonator" (CG Star 3/1300/300) to the field in Defense Position. Jack then tunes "Gear Changer" with "Dark Resonator" in order to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" (CG Star 8/3000/2000) in Attack Position.

Jack then Normal Summons "Trust Guardian" (CG Star 3/0/800) in Attack Position. He then Special Summons "Red Nova" (CG Star 1/0/0) in Attack Position via its own effect as he controls "Red Dragon Archfiend". Jack then double tunes "Red Dragon Archfiend" with "Trust Guardian" and "Red Nova" in order to Synchro Summon "Red Nova Dragon" (CG Star 12/3500/3000) in Attack Position. Due to the first effect of "Red Nova Dragon", it gains 500 ATK for each Tuner monster in Jack's Graveyard. There are currently three ("Red Nova Dragon": 3500 → 5000/3000)

"Red Nova Dragon" attacks "Sky Core", but Lester activates his face-down "Twin Vortex" to destroy "Sky Core" and "Red Nova Dragon", however only "Sky Core" is destroyed as "Red Nova Dragon" can't be destroyed by Lester's card effects. Since "Sky Core" was destroyed by a card effect, its effect activates, allowing Lester to Special Summon "Meklord Emperor Skiel" (CG Star 1/0/0) in Attack Position, "Skiel Top" (CG Star 1/600/0) in Attack Position, "Skiel Attack" (CG Star 1/1000/0) in Attack Position, "Skiel Guard" (CG Star 1/200/300) in Defense Position, and "Skiel Carrier" (CG Star 1/400/0) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Meklord Emperor Skiel", its ATK is equal to the combined ATK of the other four Skiel monsters ("Meklord Emperor Skiel": 0 → 2200/0).

A replay occurs and Jack uses "Red Nova Dragon" to attack "Meklord Emperor Skiel", but Lester activates the effect of "Skiel Guard" to negate the attack. Jack activates his face-down "Power Pressure" to inflict 1000 damage to Lester as a monster's attack was negated (Lester 4000 → 3000). Lester then activates his face-down "Infinite Aura" which gains ten Aura Counters (one Aura Counter for every 100 damage that Lester takes) ("Infinite Aura's" Aura Counters: 0 → 10).

Turn 4: Lester
Lester draws "Infinity Barrage". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World 2" activates (Jack's SPC: 2 → 3; Lester's SPC: 2 → 3). Lester activates the effect of "Meklord Emperor Skiel" to equip itself with "Red Nova Dragon", but Jack activates the third effect of "Red Nova Dragon" to remove it from play and allow Jack to negate one attack this turn. Lester Sets a card. On Lester's End Phase, "Red Nova Dragon" (CG Star 12/3500 → 5000/3000) returns to the field in Attack Position.

Turn 5: Jack Atlas
Jack draws "Force Resonator". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World 2" activates (Jack's SPC: 3 → 4; Lester's SPC: 3 → 4). Jack Normal Summons "Force Resonator" (CG Star 2/500/500) in Attack Position. Jack then activates the effect of "Force Resonator" to send it to the Graveyard and prevent Lester from activating card effects that target "Red Nova Dragon" when it attacks this turn ("Red Nova Dragon": 5000 → 5500/3000).

"Red Nova Dragon" attacks "Meklord Emperor Skiel". Lester activates his face-down "Infinite Prison" to take "Sky Core" from his Graveyard and Set it in his Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card by discarding "Skiel Carrier 5". "Red Nova Dragon" then destroys "Meklord Emperor Skiel" (Lester 3000 → 0). The effect of "Infinite Aura" activates ("Infinite Aura's" Aura Counters: 10 → 40). Since "Meklord Emperor Skiel Infinity" had been removed from the field, "Skiel Top", "Skiel Attack", "Skiel Guard", and "Skiel Carrier" are all destroyed.

Due to the rulings of the WRGP, it immediately goes to Jack's End Phase. Lester passes the baton to Primo who proceeds in Dueling Jack with all the cards that Lester had on his field.

Differences in adaptations

  • In the original, Lester did not mention he lost to Primo in Rock, Paper, Scissors.


All mistakes are displaying in Dub version:

Featured cards

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

Jack Atlas

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