Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Chapter 054

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Chapter 054






Japanese translation

Approaching... Darkness!!


Looming... Darkness!!



Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan May 21, 2010
Card Gallery Japanese
Chapter listing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX chapter listing
Previous The Menace of the Vision Heroes!
Next The Terror of the Forbidden Beasts!!

"Looming... Darkness!!" known as "Approaching... Darkness!!" in the Japanese version is the fifty-fourth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga. It was first printed on May 21, 2010 in the 07/2010 issue of V Jump.

Tragoedia gathers new pawns to use his quest to gain the spirit card. The next phase of the tournament begins - the singles matches. Jaden begins his confrontation with Adrian.


As "Vision HERO Trinity" attacks Atticus, he attempts to activate his face-down "Air Barrier" to defend himself and his "Troposphere". However, Tragoedia, watching nearby through Principal MacKenzie, prevents him from activating it, as darkness envelops him. The attack hits, and Atticus loses. After Aster leaves, MacKenzie reveals himself, and makes Atticus his newest pawn. Seeing Adrian nearby, he does the same to him.

The next day, Dr. Crowler gathers the Duel Academy representatives to choose the pairings for the singles matches. Each of them is given a card with the picture of a location on the island printed on it. Each of the American students get one as well, and they are to meet their opponents at the given location. Jaden gets the mountain, Syrus the beach, Alexis the pier, Chazz the cliff and Bastion the forest.

Aster meets with Principal MacKenzie, who gifts him with what he describes as the final card in the "Legendary Planets" series. He states that the series was designed by Aster's father and that he would have wanted Aster to have the card. MacKenzie says he waited until Aster had matured to give him the card and that he regards him as his own son.

Jaden goes to the forested area of the mountain to meet his opponent, who turns out to be Adrian. The two begin their Duel and Adrian Summons "Forbidden Beast Nibunu" early on.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Adrian Gecko

Adrian's turn
Adrian Normal Summons "Forbidden Beast Inun" (200/300) in Defense Position and Sets a card.

Jaden's turn
Jaden Normal Summons "Masked HERO Gust" (1500/1600) in Attack Position and activates "Mask Function". As Jaden has a face-up "Masked HERO", "Inun" will unable to activate its effects. "Gust" attacks and destroys "Inun". Adrian activates his face-down "Beast-Concealed Mantra", adding a "Forbidden Mantra" from his Deck to his hand. Jaden Sets a card.

Adrian's turn
Adrian activates "Forbidden Mantra". He Special Summons two "Forbidden Beast Nunurao" through their own effects, which can be activated as "Forbidden Mantra" is face-up. He Tributes both of them to Summon "Forbidden Beast Nibunu" (2700/2000) in Attack Position. Its effect activates, letting him Special Summon "Inun" (200/300) from his Graveyard in Defense Position.

Duel continues in the next chapter.

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this chapter. Cards which made their first appearance are in italics.

Atticus Rhodes

Aster Phoenix

Jaden Yuki

Adrian Gecko

Facts about "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Chapter 054"RDF feed
Chapter seriesYu-Gi-Oh! GX +
Chapter summaryTragoedia gathers new pawns to use his quest to gain the spirit card. The next phase of the tournament begins - the singles matches. Jaden begins his confrontation with Adrian.
Chapter title pageYuGiOh!GXChapter054.jpg
English chapter nameLooming... Darkness!! +
English chapter number54 +
Japanese chapter name迫りくる…闇!! +
Japanese chapter number54 +
Japanese chapter release date21 May 2010 +
Romaji chapter nameSemarikuru...Yami!! +
Translated Japanese chapter nameApproaching... Darkness!! +

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