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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 133
YGO5D133
Kanji

立ちはだかる巨帝! 機皇帝グランエル

Rōmaji

Tachihadakaru Kyotei! Kikōtei Guran'eru

Japanese translation

The Looming Giant Emperor! Machine Emperor Grannel

English

Against All Odds

Episode number

133

Japanese air date

October 27, 2010

English air date

August 27, 2011

Cards
Featured card

Blackwing - Aurora the Northern Lights

One-point lesson cards

 Blackwing - Hillen the Tengu-wind
 Urgent Tuning
 Black-Winged Dragon

Music
Japanese opening

Road to Tomorrow ~Going My Way!!~

English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending

Future Colors

English ending

Hyper Drive

Staff
Animation director
Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 2)
Previous Dawn of the Machines
Next For Synchro's Sake

"Against All Odds", known as "The Looming Giant Emperor! Machine Emperor Grannel" in the Japanese version, is the one-hundred-and-thirty-third episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on October 27, 2010 and in the United States on August 27, 2011.

Summary

Jack is defeated when "Meklord Emperor Granel" absorbs "Red Nova Dragon", causing its ATK to become 15500. In the presence of that unbelievable power, Team 5D's is dominated by a feeling of despair. And entering the battle in the midst of all that is Crow.

Crow resolves himself to bet his life on his fight, while he Summons the card he prepared for the Anti-Synchro "Meklord Emperor" tactics of his opponent, "Blackwing - Aurora the Northern Lights". He combines it with a "Steam Token" and "Blackwing Armor Master" to try to terminate "Granel"; but Jakob reveals that using the effects of "Granel Attack" & "Granel Guard", he can use "Red Nova Dragon" in battle. Crow begins stalling while trying to find a strategy against "Granel"; but Crow, not having any way to defeat him, is forced to leave two cards for Yusei and lose.

Featured Duel: Crow Hogan vs. Jakob

Turn 11: Crow
(Crow's SPC: 10; Jakob's SPC: 10)
Crow draws. He then activates the effect of "Speed World 2", removing ten Speed Counters (Crow's SPC: 10 → 0) to destroy "Meklord Emperor Granel", but Jakob activates his face-down "Infinity Wall", which negates all card effects that would destroy any cards Jakob controls this turn. Crow Normal Summons "Blackwing - Steam the Cloaked" (800/1200) in Attack Position. As Crow controls a "Blackwing" monster, he Special Summons "Blackwing - Bora the Spear" (1700/1000) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. He then removes his two monsters from play to Special Summon "Blackwing - Aurora the Northern Lights" (?/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. Due to the effect of "Aurora the Northern Lights, its Level becomes the combined Levels of the two removed monsters ("Aurora the Northern Lights": Level 10 → 7). As "Steam the Cloaked" has left the field, its effect activates, Special Summoning a "Steam Token" (100/100) in Attack Position.

Crow then activates the effect of "Aurora the Northern Lights", removing from play the Level 7 "Blackwing Armor Master" in his Extra Deck in order to treat the ATK and effects of "Aurora the Northern Lights" as the ATK and effects of "Blackwing Armor Master" ("Aurora the Northern Lights": ? → 2500/0) until his next Standby Phase. Crow intends to attack "Meklord Emperor Granel" with "Aurora" which would allow Crow to place a Wedge Counter on "Meklord Emperor Granel". Crow would then remove the counter to reduce the ATK of "Meklord Emperor Granel" to 0. This will activate the effect of the "Steam Token" which will remove "Meklord Emperor Granel" from play. "Aurora" attacks "Meklord Emperor Granel", but Jakob activates the effect of "Granel Guard", treating the "Red Nova Dragon" equipped to "Granel" as a face-up Attack Position monster (3000/2500) in the Spell & Trap Card Zone during the Damage Step only and changing the attack target to it. Due to the effect "Aurora" got from "Blackwing Armor Master", it is not destroyed and Crow takes no Battle Damage. At the end of the Damage Step, a Wedge Counter is placed on "Red Nova Dragon", however "Red Nova Dragon" becomes an Equip Card again at the end of the Damage Step, so it cannot be given a counter. Crow's hand contains "Blackwing - Ghibli the Searing Wind", "Blackwing Revenge", and "Blackboost". Crow Sets two cards. At the End Phase, the "Steam Token" destroys itself via its own effect.

Turn 12: Jakob
(Crow's SPC: 1; Jakob's SPC: 11)
Jakob draws. He then activates the effect of "Speed World 2", removing 10 Speed Counters (Jakob's SPC 11 → 1) to destroy "Aurora the Northern Lights". "Meklord Emperor Granel attacks Crow directly, but Crow Special Summons "Blackwing - Ghibli the Searing Wind" (0/1600) from his hand in Defense Position via its own effect. A replay occurs and Jakob uses "Meklord Emperor Granel" to attack and destroy "Ghibli". As a Winged Beast-Type monster with 1000 or less ATK was destroyed in battle and sent to the Graveyard, Crow then activates "Black Wing Revenge" to Special Summon two "Blackwing - Black Crest Tokens" (0/800 for each) in Defense Position. He then activates his face-down "Blackboost", drawing two cards as he controls at least "Blackwing" monsters. Jakob activates the effect of "Granel Attack", allowing the "Red Nova Dragon" equipped to "Meklord Emperor Granel" to be treated as a monster in Jakob's Spell & Trap Card Zone during the Battle Phase only as well as allow "Red Nova Dragon" to inflict piercing damage but also forbid it from attacking directly. "Red Nova Dragon" attacks and destroys a "Black Crest Token". "Red Nova Dragon" then inflicts piercing damage to Crow (Crow 4000 → 1300). Jakob Sets a card.

Turn 13: Crow
(Crow's SPC: 2; Jakob's SPC: 2)
Crow draws. He then Tributes his "Black Crest Token" to Normal Summon "Blackwing - Hillen the Tengu-wind" (0/2300) in Defense Position. Crow's hand contains "Urgent Tuning" and "Shadow Impulse". Crow then Sets two cards.

Turn 14: Jakob
(Crow's SPC: 3; Jakob's SPC: 3)
Jakob draws. He then activates the effect of "Granel Attack", allowing the "Red Nova Dragon" equipped to "Meklord Emperor Granel" to be treated as a monster in Jakob's Spell & Trap Card Zone during the Battle Phase only as well as allow "Red Nova Dragon" to inflict piercing damage but also forbid it from attacking directly. "Red Nova Dragon" attacks and destroys "Hillen the Tengu-wind". "Red Nova Dragon" then inflicts piercing damage to Crow (Crow 1300 → 100). Jakob intends for Crow to Synchro Summon "Black-Winged Dragon", but Crow chooses not to do that. "Meklord Emperor Granel" attacks Crow directly (Crow 100 → 0). Crow activates the effect of "Hillen the Tengu-wind", Special Summoning it (0/2300) and "Ghibli the Searing Wind" from his Graveyard (0/1600) in Attack Position. He then activates his face-down "Urgent Tuning", tuning "Ghibli" with "Hillen" to Synchro Summon "Black-Winged Dragon (2800/1600) in Defense Position.

Jakob wins. Due to the WRGP rules, it goes immediately to Jakob's End Phase. "Red Nova Dragon" becomes an Equip Card again. Crow passes the baton to Yusei Fudo who keeps any cards and Speed Counters he had. Yusei proceeds in Dueling Jakob.

Mistakes

Featured cards

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

Crow Hogan
Jakob
Flashback
Crow's explanation


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