|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Chapter 045|
Kingu no Jitsuryoku!!
The King's True Power!!
King Atticus's True Power!!
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"King Atticus's True Power!!", known as "The King's True Power!!" in the Japanese version is the forty-fifth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga. It was first printed in Japanese in the V Jump magazine and in English in the Shonen Jump magazine. Both of which were printed in volume 7 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX graphic novels afterwards.
Principal MacKenzie and Chancellor Sheppard visit the infirmary. Sheppard tells MacKenzie that David is in good hands with the medical care of their nurse. MacKenzie thanks him, and reveals that David has no living relatives and that MacKenzie is his adopted father. Tragoedia muses that Rabb served him well as a pawn for a while, but that it's time for him to have long rest in the eternal darkness. He has plenty of people to take David's place.
James expresses his annoyance that names such as Kaiser and King get attached to people on this island. Atticus responds that he did not come up with that nickname himself, but that it caught on quickly once someone called him that. He likes the ring of "Fubuking" ("Rhodie" in the English version). He believes it to be a much better name than Kaiser. James Summons "The Tyrant Neptune" and Atticus counters with his "Unbroken Atmosphere" Trap Card, which would cause him to take the Battle Damage. James responds with "Crocodile Scale", negating the Battle Damage. Atticus eventually Summons his ace monster "The Atmosphere", which wins him the Duel.
Later, Tragoedia contemplates the fact that his link with Reggie was lost after he was damaged by Chazz's "Light and Darkness Dragon" during the latter's Duel with David. He compares his pawns to "mere cards" and states he'll have to enjoy himself with his new cards and obtain the souls of the priests from "Light and Darkness Dragon". He muses that he may find himself more new "cards" on the island as well.
After winning, Atticus walks away, telling James that he should Duel Kaiser, as Atticus no longer feels like Dueling him. As James gets to his feet, the bandages on his face unravel, revealing a large chunk of same material from David and Reggie's earrings embedded in his eye socket. He grins as Tragoedia overtakes him and says that the Duelist known as King would be befitting for a new "card".
Featured Duel: Atticus Rhodes vs. James Crocodile CookEdit
Duel continues from the previous chapter.
Due to the effect of Atticus' "Wind Pressure Compensation", James' "Spawn Alligator" is changed to Defense Position after attacking and destroying "Transforming Sphere". James Sets a card. During the End Phase, the effect of "Spawn Alligator" activates, Special Summoning the monster which was Tributed for its Tribute Summon, "Lion Alligator" (1900/200), from his Graveyard.
Turn 5: Atticus
Atticus Normal Summons "Synthesize Sphere" (1000/1000), with its effect activating, Special Summoning "Air Sphere" (400/300) from his Graveyard. The effect of "Air Sphere" prevents James from attacking, as long as Atticus controls another "Sphere" monster. Atticus Sets a card.
Turn 6: James
James Tributes his 2 monsters to Tribute Summon "The Tyrant Neptune" (0/0) in Attack Position. "The Tyrant Neptune" gains ATK and DEF equal to the sum of the Tributed monsters', making its ATK and DEF 4100 and 1200, respectively. Its effect also allows it to gain the effect of one of the Tributed monsters - "Spawn Alligator". James activates "Regressing Wings", which, as he controls a Reptile-Type monster, negates the effects of Atticus' Effect Monsters until the End Phase. James attacks "Air Sphere" with "The Tyrant Neptune", with Atticus activating his face-down "Unbroken Atmosphere", which would reflect the Battle Damage to James' Life Points, but James chains with his face-down "Crocodile Scale", reducing the damage to 0.[Notes 1] During the End Phase, the effect of "The Tyrant Neptune" obtained from "Spawn Alligator" activates, Special Summoning the Tributed "Alligator" monsters, "Spawn Alligator" (2200/1000) and "Lion Alligator" (1900/200), from his Graveyard.
Turn 7: Atticus
Atticus activates "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Transforming Sphere" (100/100) from his Graveyard. He Tributes his 3 monsters to Tribute Summon "The Atmosphere" (1000/800) in Attack Position, and, as it was Tribute Summoned by Tributing 3 monsters, activates its effect, Equipping "Spawn Alligator" to itself as an Equip Spell Card, and increasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK and DEF of "Spawn Allgiator", to 3200 and 2000, respectively.[Notes 2] Atticus activates his face-down "Powerless Sphere", returning the ATK and DEF of "The Tyrant Neptune" to their original values, returning its ATK and DEF to 0. "The Atmosphere" attacks and destroys "The Tyrant Neptune" (James 2000 → 0).
The following cards appeared in this chapter. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ Although the lore of "Unbroken Atmosphere" just says it reflects the Battle Damage, the attack was also negated, so "Air Sphere" wasn't destroyed.
- ↑ In the OCG, "The Atmosphere" cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. It must be Special Summoned by banishing 2 monsters from the field and 1 monster from the Graveyard.