|Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 145|
Hikari yori mo Hayaku
Faster than Light!!
|Japanese air date||
January 26, 2011
|One-point lesson cards|
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 2)|
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"Faster than Light!!" is the one-hundred-and-forty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime.
The battle between Yusei and Antinomy inside the Ark Cradle continues. Against Yusei, who suddenly feels the difference in power with his opponent, Antinomy begins an even greater assault by using the ultimate stance to exceed the limits, Top Clear Mind to perform a Delta Accel Synchro. Through it Antinomy summons "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon". Yusei is at his wit's end with his Life Points getting depleted. Furthermore, behind both of them, a black hole begins to approach, which will swallow the loser.
Antinomy has just performed a Delta Accel Synchro Summon and explains that a black hole has been born. Yusei looks back and sees that the track they're racing along is disappearing. Antinomy explains that the black hole consumes everything in its presence and the end of everything lies within it, similar to how Yusei's world shall be destroyed.
Antinomy gets "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon" to attack "Shooting Star Dragon". Yusei attempts to remove "Shooting Star Dragon" from play temporarily to negate the attack. "Shooting Star Dragon" disappears and enters another plane, but "Halberd Cannon" also disappears to that plane and grabs "Shooting Star Dragon" by the neck. The sky in Yusei and Antinomy's plane cracks as "Halberd Cannon" smashes "Shooting Star Dragon" back through it.
The ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" drops to 2500 and Yusei asks what's going on. Antinomy explains that the effect of "Halberd Cannon" activates when an opponent's monster activates an effect that removes itself. "Halberd Cannon" negates its effect and reduces its ATK by 800. He notes that "Shooting Star Dragon" cannot hide from a Delta Accel Synchro Monster like "Halberd Cannon".
"Halberd Cannon" continues its attack on "Shooting Star Dragon", but Yusei activates "Enduro Soul" to negate the destruction of an Attack Mode monster. However Yusei still takes Battle Damage, so his Life Points drop to 100. After "Enduro Soul" is used, it reduces the target monster's ATK by 800, so the ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" is further reduced to 1700. Antinomy remarks that Yusei has only 100 Life Points and asks is this power goes beyond his limits before ending his turn.
Out in the streets, two burglars carry large sacks out of a building, happy that there is nobody around to stop them. However Mina and Trudge run over and ask what they're doing. The burglars drop their sacks and run. Mina and Trudge stop and look up at the Ark Cradle, rather than go after them.
Elsewhere, masses of citizens, including Carly are being evacuated.
Akiza, Crow and Sherry continue to make their way towards the Planetary Gear. Akiza and Crow's Marks of the Dragon light up. Akiza says that Yusei is fighting and Crow wonders just who his opponent is. Sherry looks on worriedly and repeats Yusei's name.
Elsewhere, Leo, Luna and Jack, who are also making their way to the Planetary Gear, find their Marks of the Dragon lighting up. Luna wonders if Yusei will be alright and Leo tries to assure her that he knows Yusei will be alright. Jack adds that no matter who Yusei is up against, he will break through.
Yusei begins his turn and both players' SPC goes up to 5. Yusei Summons "Sonic Chick" in Defense Mode and explains that it cannot be destroyed in battle by a monster with 1900 ATK or more, but Antinomy remarks that that is useless. He explains that the effect of "Halberd Cannon" can negate the Summon of monsters and destroy them and he can use this effect once for every Synchro Material Monster used to Summon "Halberd Cannon". This effect is called "Close Summon" and he uses it to destroy "Sonic Chick".
Yusei sees how powerful Antinomy's monster is and thinks if he Summons more monsters, they will only end up being destroyed. Antinomy says that Yusei can switch "Shooting Star Dragon" to Defense Mode, but then it will lose the protection from "Enduro Soul". Antinomy smiles and asks what Yusei will do. Yusei Sets a card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.
Since "Shooting Star Dragon" wasn't switched to Defense Mode, Antinomy deduces that the card Yusei Set is something that can reduce damage or deal with attacks from "Halberd Cannon". He thinks that those predictions are most likely, however he also suspects that Yusei is also reading his strategies, so the card could just be a bluff to deter attacks.
Antinomy begins his turn and both players' SPC goes up to 6. Referring to the suspected bluff, Antinomy says that he wouldn't let such and cheap trick pass and activates his face-down "Magnetic Storm". With this he can destroy a Spell or Trap Card his opponent controls and the opponent cannot activate anything in response. The card destroyed is "Revenge Return". It allows Yusei to draw a card when a monster is destroyed, so Antinomy confirms that it was just a bluff.
Antinomy attacks "Shooting Star Dragon" with "Halberd Cannon". Yusei activates the effect to remove "Shooting Star Dragon" from play to negate the attack. Again, "Halberd Cannon" negates it and reduces the ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" to 900. The attack continues and Antinomy declares that it ends here. However Yusei says that he refuses to allow that and activates the effect of "Devotion Gardna" from his hand. Since he controls a monster with less than 1000 ATK, he can send "Devotion Gardna" from his hand to the Graveyard to reduce the damage to 0. A forcefield is formed around Yusei. The effect of "Enduro Soul" prevents "Shooting Star Dragon" being destroyed and further reduces its ATK to 100. The forcefield from "Devotion Gardna" shields Yusei from the damage.
Antinomy realizes that Yusei needed "Halberd Cannon" to reduce the ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" to enough to use the effect of "Devotion Gardna". He expected this from Yusei, he thinks, but now Yusei's Life Points and the ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" are both at 100 and no cards in his hand. He wonders how Yusei intends to handle this situation. Yusei thinks that Antinomy is strong and realizes that this is the power of his Delta Accel Synchro Monster. He wonders what he can do in this situation.
The two enter a meteor shower and Yusei looks back as the meteors they pass get sucked into the black hole and start to compress. Antinomy says that it seems the conclusion has been reached and the loser shall be swallowed into the pit of darkness. He then ends his turn.
Yusei wonders if this is how he dies in the future that Sherry was talking about. Antinomy then calls Yusei and asks if he realizes that he cannot change the future. Yusei replies that he hasn't and he is destined to come here and change the future. His Mark of the Dragon lights up as he vows to defeats Antinomy. On the Ark Cradle, the other Signers marks all glow and they wish Yusei luck.
Yusei refuses to give in and begins his turn. Both players SPC go up to 7. Yusei activates "Speed Spell - Angel Baton", drawing "Necro Defender" and "Wild Heart" and sending "Necro Defender" to the Graveyard. Yusei Special Summons "Wild Heart", explaining that he can do this since a monster was sent to the Graveyard by an effect. Antinomy says that Summoning a monster with 1000 ATK is useless at this stage, but then realizes what Yusei is planning; "Wild Heart" has two effects: One that lets it use a self-destruction direct attack and one that lets it Special Summon itself when it's destroyed by a different card. With this Yusei will be able to attack with "Wild Heart" and when its about to destroy itself, Yusei will be able to negate its destruction using "Shooting Star Dragon" and destroy it with the effect of "Shooting Star Dragon" instead. Then "Wild Heart" can revive itself using its last effect and attack again. Yusei can repeatedly do this as many times as he needs.
Antinomy is impressed, but refuses to let Yusei use that combo and activates the effect of "Halberd Cannon" to negate the Summon of "Wild Heart" and destroy it. "Wild Heart" gets hit by the "Close Summon" effect and Yusei explains that with the Summon negated he's unable to use the effect of "Wild Heart". Antinomy remarks that Yusei seems to have run out of means, but Yusei says that there is more to come.
Yusei activates the effect of "Revenge Return" from his Graveyard. Antinomy sees that this is the card he destroyed earlier and gets an idea of whats going on. Yusei explains that when "Revenge Return" is in the Graveyard, it has another effect. By removing it from play, he can Special Summon a monster destroyed by a card effect this turn, so he removes it to Special Summon "Wild Heart". Antinomy also calls this useless and activates the "Close Summon" effect of "Halberd Cannon" to negate the Summon. Antinomy repeats that he can use this effect a number of times equal to the amount of Synchro Material Monsters used to Summon "Halberd Cannon". Yusei says that that means he can use it three times. Antinomy affirms this, but although he's used up his three uses, he says that there is nothing left that Yusei can do.
Although he isn't able to Delta Accel Synchro Summon and doesn't have any Delta Accel Synchro Monsters, Yusei says that it's just like Antinomy taught him; If he belives in his potential, he will be able to surpass and challenge his limits. Yusei activates the effect of "Speed World 2", removing 7 SPC to draw a card, which he calls the light of his hope. Yusei draws "Balance Shooter" and sees a combo using it "Shooting Star Dragon" and "Necro Defender".
Yusei Normal Summons "Balance Shooter". He then removes the "Necro Defender" in his Graveyard from play to reduce the damage he will receive to 0. He reminds Antinomy that "Shooting Star Dragon" is protected from destruction by "Enduro Soul", but Antinomy says that with only 100 ATK, "Shooting Star Dragon" can't beat "Halberd Cannon", who has 4000 ATK. Yusei points out that Antinomy has forgotten an effect that "Balance Shooter" and "Enduro Soul" have. Antinomy responds that "Enduro Soul" reduces the ATK of the monster by 800, but since "Shooting Star Dragon" has only 100 ATK, it can't be reduced any further. Yusei asks if that is so and explains that is the ATK of "Shooting Star Dragon" would be lowered, "Balance Shooter" will negate the decrease and inflict the same amount as damage to Antinomy. Using this combo an attack from "Shooting Star Dragon" will result in Antinomy taking 800 damage, Yusei says and adds that "Shooting Star Dragon" can attack multiple times.
Yusei activates the effect of "Shooting Star Dragon". He checks the top five cards on his Deck and "Shooting Star Dragon" gets one attack for each Tuner monster among them. With 1800 Life Points, Antinomy points out that Yusei will need three Tuners and will need a miracle to achieve that. He asks if Yusei is willing to risk it. Yusei asks Antinomy to let him show him his potential. He begins checking the cards. The first is "Turbo Synchron", which is a Tuner monster. The second is "Scrap-Iron Scarecrow", which isn't a Tuner. The third is "Nitro Synchron", which is a Tuner. The fourth is "Shield Wing", which isn't a Tuner.
Before Yusei can draw the fifth, the track starts to shake as it gets sucked into the black hole. Antinomy, now seeming concerned for Yusei, says that they will soon be trapped in the black hole. Once they're inside its radius, there's no way for them to escape to the light. Unless Yusei's next card is a Tuner, he will be elementary particle level will be destroyed and he will disappear. Antinomy anxiously looks at Yusei as he picks up the last card, which turns out to be "Hyper Synchron", which is a Tuner monster. Antinomy says that it is impossible and Yusei proceeds to attack.
"Shooting Star Dragon" splits into three and uses its "Stardust Mirage" attack. Each of them attack "Halberd Cannon", who fights them back. The effect of "Balance Shooter" activates and Antinomy says that this is "Yusei's...". Yusei says that it is just as Antinomy taught him, it's the power beyond his limits.
Antinomy's Life Points drop to 0. His visor cracks and his Duel Runner, Delta Eagle partly explodes and starts to spin out of control, causing him to fall back into the black hole. Yusei looks back and screams as he also gets consumed into the black hole. He realizes that they have entered the space from which they cannot leave. He spots Antinomy riding up behind him. He asks if Antinomy is alright and is surprised to see him smiling.
Antinomy says that Yusei has shown him his potential and pleads for Yusei to save the world and save Z-one. Yusei asks what he means, as Antinomy has been fighting because he knew the world would be destroyed. Antinomy explains that during the time he has spent with Yusei and his friends, he has seen them break through the impossible and when he regained his memory, he made a terrible decision. He says that he can count on Yusei's potential. A piece of Delta Eagle breaks off and cuts Antinomy in the face. Antinomy states that Yusei will succeed and surpass his limits and that is why he started this Duel with him; to show him a new power; Delta Accel. He tells Yusei that it is not too late to perform a Delta Accel Synchro Summon. Yusei looks surprised and asks if that is what Antinomy had tried to teach him from the start.
Antinomy bows his head and says that if he hadn't been different from Yusei and the others, they might have been true friends. Yusei calls Antinomy Bruno and corrects him, saying that he is one of them, as he is a member of Team 5D's. He holds his fist out and says that Bruno is his friend. Bruno asks if Yusei considers him a friend and reflects on the time he spent with them as a friend and encourage people to fight alongside him. He says that he had felt the power of infinite possibilities when he had Yusei by his side.
A part of Delta Eagle blows and Bruno starts to fall back. Yusei holds back his hand and tells Bruno to grab it. Bruno tells him that that is useless and reminds Yusei that he had said that one of them must disappear in this course. Bruno says that the time he spent with Yusei and his friends were his best days. Bruno gathers the remainder of Delta Eagle's power and pulls over behind Yusei Go. Yusei asks what he is doing and Bruno calls Yusei his hope. He explains that Accel Synchro is more than light and Yusei must use that light to carve a new future. Bruno rips his helmet and visor off and screams "GO YUSEI!" as Delta Eagle greatly speeds up and pushes Yusei Go towards the light.
Another component explodes and Delta Eagle falls back again. Bruno smiles, confident in Yusei. Delta Eagle explodes some more, as Bruno falls back. Yusei keeps screaming Bruno's name as he exits to the light.
Yusei is transported back to the Ark Cradle and falls off Yusei Go, as the Planetary Gear stops spinning. He stands up and spots Bruno's broken visor. He sees an image of Bruno in them and begins to weep over Bruno's death.
Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs AntinomyEdit
Turn 5: Antinomy
Antinomy uses "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon" to attack "Shooting Star Dragon". Yusei attempts to use Shooting Star Dragon's effect to remove it from play, but Antinomy activates the effect of Halberd Cannon to Negate its effect and lower its ATK by 800 (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK: 2500). Yusei activates his Set card "Enduro Soul" equipping it to Shooting Star Dragon to prevent it from being destroyed by lowering its ATK by 800 more after damage calculation (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK: 1700) (Yusei's Life Points: 100).
Turn 6: Yusei Fudo
(Yusei 's SPC: 5) (Antinomy's SPC: 5)
Yusei Normal Summon's "Sonic Chick" in Defense Position (DEF: 300). Antinomy activates the effect of "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon" to negate the summon and destroy Sonic Chick. Yusei Sets a card.
Turn 7: Antinomy
(Yusei's SPC: 6) (Antinomy's SPC: 6)
Antinomy activates his Set card "Magnetic Storm" to Destroy Yusei's Set card "Revenge Return". Antinomy attacks "Shooting Star Dragon" with Halberd Cannon. Yusei attempts to use Shooting Star Dragon's effect again, but Halberd Cannon negates it again (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK: 900). Yusei Discards "Devotion Gardna" from his hand to reduce Battle Damage to 0. He also activates the effect of "Enduro Soul" (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK: 100).
Turn 8: Yusei Fudo
(Yusei's SPC: 7) (Antinomy's SPC: 7)
Yusei activates a second "Speed Spell - Angel Baton", Drawing 2 cards and Discarding "Necro Defender". He then Special Summons "Wild Heart" (ATK: 1000). Antinomy activates the effect of "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon" to Negate Wild Heart's Summon and destroy it. Yusei Activates the effect of the "Revenge Return" in his Graveyard to Special Summon "Wild Heart". Antinomy negates the Summon and destroys "Wild Heart" again. Yusei Activates the Effect of "Speed World 2", removing 7 Speed Counters to Draw 1 card (Yusei's SPC: 0). Yusei Normal Summons "Balance Shooter" in Attack Position (ATK: 0). Yusei then removes "Necro Defender" from play in his Graveyard to activate its effect, allowing Yusei to reduce damage he takes to 0 for his turn. Yusei activates the effect of "Shooting Star Dragon" to check the top 5 cards of his Deck. They are "Turbo Synchron", "Scrap-Iron Scarecrow", "Nitro Synchron", "Shield Wing", and "Hyper Synchron", therefore Shooting Star Dragon can attack three times. Yusei attacks "Tech Genus Halberd Cannon" and activates the effect of "Balance Shooter", preventing Shooting Star Dragon's ATK from changing by Enduro Soul and inflicting damage equal to the amount that would change (Antinomy's Life Points: 0).
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|
|Aki Izayoi||Ayumi Kinoshita|
|Tetsu Ushio||Koji Ochiai|
|Mikage Sagari||Aiko Aihashi|
|Sherry LeBlanc||Erika Nakagawa|
|Other||Masayuki Iwashita, Koichi Yokota, Mika Ishibashi|