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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 005
Series005
Kanji

闇のデーモンデッキ

Rōmaji

Yami no Dēmon Dekki

Japanese translation

Demon Deck of Darkness

English

The Shadow Duelist, Part 1

Episode number

5

Japanese air date

November 3, 2004

English air date

October 17, 2005

Music
Japanese opening

Rising Weather Hallelujah
(快晴・上昇・ハレルーヤ)

English opening

Get Your Game On!

Japanese ending

Borderline Battle
(限界バトル)

Staff
Screenplay
Director
Storyboard
Animation director
Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 1)
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"The Shadow Duelist, Part 1", known as "Demon Deck of Darkness" in the Japanese version, is the fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh GX anime. It first aired in Japan on November 3, 2004 and in the United States on October 17, 2005.

Jaden Yuki faces off against Titan, a Duelist hired by Dr. Crowler to scare Jaden away from Duel Academy, and one claiming to be able to initiate Shadow Games.

Summary

As nighttime came, Alexis Rhodes stands in front of an old building where she placed a rose near the front of a statue and says, "Be at peace, wherever you are."

Jaden Yuki, Syrus Truesdale and Chumley Huffington are in their dorm, telling ghost stories using their cards. They would draw a card, the higher the level, the scarier the story. After drawing the Level 4 "Earthbound Spirit", Syrus tells a story about a swamp monster that lured a boy into its grasps with a "Dark Magician" card. Jaden draws the Level 1 "Sinister Serpent" told them about when he was a kid, he used to hear voices he never recognized coming from his closet. Nothing was ever there but his cards. The strange things was, Jaden had been recently hearing the voices again, referring to Winged Kuriboh. Professor Banner comes to join in and ended up drawing the Level 12 "Five-Headed Dragon". He told them about an Abandoned Dorm on the edge of the island that had been shut down when many students went disappearing. The rumor was that the kids were getting caught in Shadow Games, Duels played using the Millennium Items. Syrus had heard of the dorm before, so Jaden decided they should go the following night and check it out. Dr. Crowler overheard them and decided to use it to his advantage in getting rid of Jaden.

Meanwhile, in the city, a mysterious Duelist had beaten this other weak Duelist and claims to have stolen his soul using a pendant resembling the Millennium Puzzle. He instructs his opponent to leave all his rare cards for him, and he is seen dropping "Obnoxious Celtic Guard" and "Electromagnetic Turtle". The mysterious Duelist was a tall man with a mask on and a trench-coat. After winning, he got a call on his cell phone. Someone told him about Duel Academy and he agreed to come. The following day, Crowler watched Jaden fall asleep in class again and was thinking about how this class would be his last. That night, Crowler met the mysterious Duelist from the city by the lighthouse. He reveals himself as Titan, the Shadow Duelist. Crowler hires him to scare Jaden, so that the latter will exit Duel Academy and cease irking Crowler. In the English version, he states he'll send Jaden to the Shadow Realm, while in the Japanese version, he informs Crowler that he charges three months pay, regardless of the job.

Meanwhile, Jaden, Syrus and Chumley walked to the abandoned dorm where they saw the rose and Alexis. She yelled at them for being there and said they'll be expelled if they're caught. Alexis said that the rumors about the disappearing students were true because one of those students was her brother, which explains the rose. Jaden still wanted to see the dorm though so they went inside, but after leaving Alexis was kidnapped by Titan. As the boys searched the dorm, they found most of the walls were covered in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Meanwhile, Alexis woke up and found herself tied up in a coffin. Titan said she was being used as bait for his trap. As she screamed, the boys heard her and ran to find her, seeing her "Etoile Cyber" card on the ground. They located her in a cave connected to the dorm.

Titan stood in the center and said the only way to free her was to beat him in a Shadow Duel. Jaden said those don't exist, but Titan said that's what the others believed. Jaden believes Titan must be behind the disappearances of the students and was willing to Duel to get Alexis back. Titan warned him, though, that in a Shadow Duel, the loser loses his soul. Titan used the pendant around his neck to create a black fog to surround the room. Jaden noticed his arm was disappearing and Chumley and Syrus were feeling weakened. Titan claims this is all due to the power of his Millennium Item.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Titan

Turn 1: Titan
Titan draws. He then Normal Summons "Infernalqueen Archfiend" (900/1500) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Infernalqueen Archfiend", the ATK of all "Archfiend" monsters wil be increased by 1000 as long as "Infernalqueen Archfiend" is face-up ("Infernalqueen Archfiend": 900 → 1900/1500). Titan then activates "Pandemonium". Now neither player has to pay Life Points for the Maintenance Cost of an "Archfiend" monster during the Standby Phase. When an Archfiend is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard, that player can add 1 "Archfiend" with a lower Level than the destroyed monster from his Deck to his hand.

Turn 2: Jaden
Jaden draws "Hero Signal". Jaden's hand contains "Elemental Hero Avian", "Mirror Force", "Emergency Provisions", "Mirror Force" and "Mirror Gate". He then Normal Summons "Elemental Hero Avian" (1000/1000) in Attack Position and Sets two cards.

Turn 3: Titan
Titan draws. He then Normal Summons "Terrorking Archfiend" (2000 → 3000/1500) in Attack Position since he controls an Archfiend. "Terrorking" then attacks "Avian", but Jaden activates "Mirror Gate" to switch the sides of both battling monsters before damage is calculated, however Titan activates the effect of "Terrorking" to roll a die. If the result is a two or five, Jaden's "Mirror Gate" will be negated and destroyed. Titan gets a two, so the effect of "Mirror Gate" is negated and "Mirror Gate" itself is destroyed. "Terrorking Archfiend" then destroys "Avian" (Jaden 4000 → 2000). Jaden then activates "Hero Signal" to Special Summon "Elemental Hero Clayman" (800/2000) in Defense Position.

Turn 4: Jaden
Jaden draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw two cards. Jaden then activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Clayman" with "Elemental Hero Sparkman" in order to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Thunder Giant" (2400/1500) in Attack Position. The effect of "Thunder Giant" activates upon being summoned, allowing Jaden to destroy "Terrorking Archfiend", but Titan activates the effect of "Terrorking Archfiend" to roll a die. Titan gets a five, so the effect of "Thunder Giant" is negated and "Thunder Giant" himself is destroyed.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Errors

  • Jaden is shown to have a second "Mirror Force" in his hand. However in the next episode, the second "Mirror Force" is not in his hand anymore and it's replaced with "Mirage of Nightmare".

Featured cards

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

Jaden Yuki
Titan
Other
Flashback

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