|Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist - Duel 089|
Kijin no Gotoki Kādo
The Card as Fierce as God
The God of the Obelisk
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"The God of the Obelisk", known as "The Card as Fierce as God" in the Japanese version is the eighty-ninth chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist in the English version and the one-hundredth-and-forty-eighth chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! in the Japanese version.
The illustration that was used for the illegal "Obelisk the Tormentor" card is shown in a panel of this chapter.
At the Collectible Card Games division of the KaibaCorp Research & Development, Kaiba stands in an arena across from a robotic Duel Computer. Inside a control room, Mokuba and a number of KaibaCorp employees observe. (In the manga, the employees are unnamed. One of them is named Scott Irvine in the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom.)
Kaiba puts on his new model Duel Disk, ready to test it. Unlike the last model, this one doesn't need to be thrown. Once the card is placed in the arm plate, its data is scanned and a Solid Vision hologram is created. He thinks to himself; Yugi is the only duelist he recognizes as a rival, only he and Yugi have true pride and when the new Duel Disk is perfected, a new battle for them will begin. He does not care if it is Yugi, who is on the tablet. He is only interested in the enemy in front of him. Even if Yugi is the embodiment of the Pharaoh, seeking the honor of the past, Kaiba announces that he shall take the glory of the future, himself.
Scott Irvine sets the Duel Computer's tactics to max. He says that he's unsure Kaiba can beat the computer. Mokuba yells at him for this, but Scott informs him that the computer is using Kaiba's own Deck, that he used during Duelist Kingdom. Mokuba even becomes at bit anxious, realizing his brother is up against his ultimate Deck.
Kaiba adds his Deck to his Duel Disk, recalling that the card Ishizu gave him is in it. This Duel shall not just a test of the new model Duel Disk, he thinks, but also a test of "The God of the Obelisk". He wonders how it will fare against the Deck containing three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons", that he spent so many years perfecting. He shouts over to the control room to get started. Scott switches on the Auto Duel system and the Duel Machine.
Solid Vision holograms of the cards in Kaiba's hand appear in front of each player, with their backs facing their opponents. The Duel Computer begins its turn and Summons a monster in Attack Mode. Kaiba yells to bring it on. The monster is "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", whose hologram appears in font of the machine. Mokuba is worried that it's managed to bring out a "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" on the first turn and shouts at Kaiba to watch out.
Kaiba starts his turn. Three of the cards in his hand are visible; "Steel Ogre Grotto #2", "Invitation to a Dark Sleep" and "Negate Attack". He Sets a card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone and Summons the Evil Mesmerist, "Invitation to a Dark Sleep" in Defense Mode.
The Duel Computer assess the threat and begins its turn. Kaiba sees that the computer isn't attacking because it is cautious of his face-down card. Although it is artificial intelligence, Kaiba believes its tactics are as good as anyone he has ever faced. The computer Summons "Lord of Dragons". With it on the field, all Dragons are immune to magic. ("Lord of Dragons"' effect is slightly different in the manga.) Kaiba notes that if the computer had attacked, "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" would have been put to sleep, but the computer saw through that. ("Invitation to a Dark Sleep"'s effect is slightly different in the manga.)
On Kaiba's turn, he plays "Steel Ogre Grotto #2" in Defense Mode. As he ends his turn, "Monster Reborn" is visible in his hand. Mokuba starts to worry that the computer has Kaiba on defense and says he knew Kaiba's Deck wasn't strong enough.
The computer starts its turn and plays "The Flute of Summoning Dragon", Special Summoning two more "Blue-Eyes White Dragons". Kaiba faces the three dragons, thinking that three of them at the same time is the deadliest possible attack. Scott says that Kaiba has had his own combo turned against him and asks if he defeat 3 "Blue-Eyes". One of the other employees says that no one can. Kaiba remembers when Yugi faced his three "Blue-Eyes", back in Death-T. He stood up to them without fear, believed in his cards, took the challenge with courage and won. A duelists greatest enemy is a monster in their hearts called fear, Kaiba thinks.
Kaiba begins his turn and bets everything on his next card. He draws "The God of the Obelisk", which Summons. Mokuba recognizes it as the rare card Kaiba was talking about. During Kaiba's Battle Phase, he Sacrifices two of his monsters and "Obelisk" absorbs their souls. Scott is astonished to see "Obelisk" kill its allies and wonders if that is the cost of power. The other employee points out that "Obelisk's" Attack Value is rising rapidly.
Kaiba orders "Obelisk" to attack. It uses its "Fist of the Obelisk" to destroy the three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons". The Duel Computer blows apart, unable to compute, while in the control room, panels and computers start to explode. Mokuba celebrates on "Obelisk" taking out both the monsters and the computer's Life Points.
Two legendary cards remain, Kaiba thinks and no matter what enemy stands in his way, he will find those cards and make them his. Once that day comes, he shall be the king of duelists.
Duel Computer vs Seto Kaiba
Turn 2: Seto Kaiba
Kaiba draws. He Sets "Negate Attack". He then Normal Summons "Invitation to a Dark Sleep" in Defense Position. (1500/1800) If "Invitation to a Dark Sleep" is attacked, it can prevent the attacking monster from attacking.
Turn 3: Duel Computer
The Duel Computer draws. The Duel Computer Normal Summons "Lord of Dragons". (1200/1100) As long as "Lord of Dragons" is face-up on the field, Dragon-Type monsters cannot be targeted by card effects.
Turn 4: Seto Kaiba
Kaiba draws, then Normal Summons "Steel Ogre Grotto #2" in Defense Position. (1900/2200)
Duel Computer's turn
The Duel Computer draws. It then activates "The Flute of Summoning Dragon"; since "Lord of Dragons" is on the field, both players can Special Summon up to two Dragon-Type monsters from their hands. The Duel Computer Special Summons two "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" from its hand. The Duel Computer attacks, but Kaiba activates his Set "Negate Attack" to negate the attack and end the Battle Phase.
Seto Kaiba's turn
Kaiba draws and subsequently Normal Summons "The God of the Obelisk." (4000/4000) Kaiba Tributes his two other monsters to activate "Obelisk's" effect. "Obelisk's" ATK rises to infinity and it attacks, destroying the 3 "Blue-Eyes White Dragons." (Duel Computer: 0) (This effect would not be clarified fully until later.)