|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 011|
十代＆翔！ タッグデュエル (後編)
Jūdai to Shō! Taggu Dyueru (Kōhen)
Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (Second Part)
Tag Team Trial, Part 2
|Japanese air date||
December 15, 2004
|English air date||
October 25, 2005
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 1)|
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"Tag Team Trial, Part 2", known as ""Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (Second Part)" in the Japanese version, is the eleventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on December 15, 2004 in the United States on October 25, 2005.
Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale continue their Duel with the Paradox Brothers, with their continued stay at Duel Academy at stake. Jaden helps Syrus overcome his self-esteem issues, and they start functioning as a team.
|This summary is currently incomplete.|
Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale are down to 1700 Life Points in their Duel with the Paradox Brothers, who still have 7000. If they lose this Duel, they will be expelled. Alexis Rhodes and Bastion Misawa discuss the situation, though their interaction differs between the versions. Dr. Crowler asks Chancellor Sheppard if they can just expel Jaden and Syrus now rather than prolong their suffering. Jaden continues the Duel, and tells Syrus that there's a card in the latter's Deck that can defeat the "Gate Guardian". Jaden Summons "Elemental Hero Sparkman" and equips it with "Spark Blaster", using its effect to switch "Gate Guardian" to Defense Position. Jaden Sets a card to end his turn, while Dox draws and also Sets a card. With some further encouragement from Jaden, Syrus regains some of his confidence, and realizes what card he can use to beat "Gate Guardian". He draws, and then Summons "Drillroid", which can destroy a Defense Position monster it battles regardless of stats. He uses it to destroy "Defense Wall" and then plays "Shield Crush", destroying "Gate Guardian". Syrus Sets a card to end his turn.
Para, however, plays "Dark Element", which allows him to pay half of his team's Life Points to Special Summon "Dark Guardian" from his Deck so long as "Gate Guardian" is the the Graveyard. He attacks "Drillroid", but Jaden activates his face-down "Hero Barrier" to negate the attack. Syrus falls to his knees, frustrated that all he did was make the situation worse by destroying "Gate Guardian". Jaden plays "Pot of Greed" to draw two more cards, and then activates "Fusion Gate", which allows both teams to fuse monsters without "Polymerization" provided they remove the Fusion Material Monsters from play. He uses it to fuse "Sparkman" with the "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" and "Elemental Hero Avian" in his hand to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Tempest". He then activates "Skyscraper". He attacks "Dark Guardian" with "Skyscraper" raising "Tempest's" attack power by 1000, equal to "Dark Guardian", which can't be destroyed in battle. Jaden sends Syrus' face-down card to the Graveyard to prevent "Tempest's" own destruction via its effect. Dox begins his turn, activating his face-down "One-on-One Fight", which forces the two strongest monsters to do battle. "Dark Guardian" battles "Tempest", with Jaden sending "Skyscraper" to the Graveyard to prevent his monster's destruction.
Syrus Tributes "Drillroid" to Summon "UFOroid". He then plays "Power Bond" to fuse it with Jaden's "Tempest" to Fusion Summon "UFOroid Fighter", whose attack becomes 4000 - equal to the combined attack of the monsters used as Fusion Materials. "Power Bond" doubles its attack points, and an attack on "Dark Guardian" reduces the brothers to zero Life Points. Crowler is shocked that Jaden and Syrus were able to win, and Chancellor Sheppard honors the agreement, lifting their expulsions. Jaden tells the brothers that they should have a rematch someday, and that he had fun. However, this doesn't mean that their punishment is lifted altogether, and Sheppard assigns them a ten-page paper (thirty pages in the Japanese version).
Jaden Yuki & Syrus Truesdale vs. Para & DoxEdit
|This Duel uses Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime gameplay. Rules and card effects may differ from that of the TCG/OCG. See the individual card articles for more information.|
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Turn 11: Jaden
Jaden draws. He then Normal Summons "Elemental Hero Sparkman" (1600/1400) in Attack Position. He then equips "Sparkman" with "Spark Blaster". Now during each of Jaden's Main Phases, he can switch the battle position of a monster. If Jaden uses this effect three times, "Spark Blaster" will be destroyed. Jaden activates the effect of "Spark Blaster", changing "Gate Guardian" to Defense Position (3750/3400). Jaden Sets a card.
Turn 12: Dox
Dox draws a card and subsequently sets it.
Turn 13: Syrus
Syrus draws. He then Normal Summons "Drillroid" (1600/1600) in Attack Position. "Drillroid" attacks "Defense Wall". The attack fails (Jaden/Syrus 1700 → 1200), but since "Drillroid" attacked a Defense Position monster, that monster is destroyed immediately via the effect of "Drillroid". Syrus then activates "Shield Crush", letting him destroy a Defense Position monster on the field. He chooses to destroy "Gate Guardian". Syrus Sets a card.
Turn 14: Para
Para draws. Since "Gate Guardian" is in his Graveyard, Para activates "Dark Element", paying half his team's Life Points (Para/Dox 7000 → 3500) to Special Summon Dark Guardian" (3800/3800) from his Deck in Attack Position. "Dark Guardian" attacks Drillroid", but Jaden activates his face-down "Hero Barrier", negating the attack as he controls an "Elemental Hero" monster.
Turn 15: Jaden
Jaden draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it, drawing two cards. He then activates the Field Spell Card "Fusion Gate". Now both teams can Fusion Summon without using "Polymerization" by removing from play the Fusion Material Monsters. Jaden removes "Sparkman" along with the "Elemental Hero Avian" and "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" in his hand from play to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Tempest" (2800/2800) in Attack Position. He then activates another Field Spell Card, "Skyscraper", thus destroying "Fusion Gate". Now when an "Elemental Hero" monster battles a monster with more ATK, it will gain 1000 ATK during damage calculation only. "Tempest" attacks "Dark Guardian". The effect of "Skyscraper" activates, increasing the ATK of "Tempest" by 1000 during damage calculation only ("Elemental Hero Tempest": 2800 → 3800/2800). Jaden then activates the effect of "Tempest", sending Syrus' Set card to the Graveyard to prevent "Tempest" from being destroyed by the attack. Due to the effect of "Dark Guardian", it is also not destroyed by the attack. After damage calculation, the effect of "Skyscraper" wears off, returning the ATK of "Tempest" back to normal ("Elemental Hero Tempest": 3800 → 2800/2800).
Turn 16: Dox
Dox draws. He then activates his face-down "One-on-One Fight", forcing the monsters with the highest ATK on both sides of the field to battle. Therefore, "Dark Guardian" and "Tempest" battle. Jaden activates the effect of "Tempest", sending "Skyscraper" to the Graveyard to prevent "Tempest" from being destroyed by the attack, however Jaden and Syrus still take Battle Damage (Jaden/Syrus 1200 → 200).
Turn 17: Syrus
Syrus draws "Power Bond". He then Tributes "Drillroid" to Tribute Summon "UFOroid" (1200/1200) in Attack Position. He then activates "Power Bond", fusing "UFOroid" with "Tempest" to Fusion Summon "UFOroid Fighter" (?/?) in Attack Position. Due to its effect, the original ATK and DEF of "UFOroid Fighter" is equal to the total ATK of its Fusion Material Monsters ("UFOroid Fighter": ? → 4000/? → 4000). Due to the effect of "Power Bond", the ATK of "UFOroid Fighter" is doubled ("UFOroid Fighter": 4000 → 8000/4000), but Syrus will take damage equal to the original ATK of "UFOroid Fighter" on the End Phase. "UFOroid Fighter" attacks "Dark Guardian". Due to the effect of "Dark Guardian", it is not destroyed, by Para and Dox both still take Battle Damage (Para/Dox 3500 → 0).
Chumley vs. SyrusEdit
Duel already in progress. Syrus controls a monster in Attack Position and a Defense Position.
Turn ?: Syrus
The rest of the Duel is not shown.
Jaden vs. SyrusEdit
Duel already in progress. Jaden controls a monster in Attack Position and a monster in a Defense Position and one set card. Syrus also controls a set card.
Turn ?: Syrus
Syrus Normal Summons a monster, but Jaden activates "Trap Hole" to destroy the summoned monster.
Turn ?: Jaden
Jaden draws. He passes his turn.
Turn ?: Syrus
Syrus draws. He then activates "Call of the Haunted" to revive the monster that Jaden destroyed via "Trap Hole".
The rest of the Duel is not shown.
Differences in adaptationsEdit
Misawa comments that the brothers have tuned their Decks specifically to complement one another in a Tag Duel, while Judai and Sho have not, and they have been unable to function well as a team. Asuka agrees with him. In the dub, Alexis generally responds to Bastion by telling him to be more positive, or to stop speaking altogether.
In the dub, Alexis states she's glad that Jaden will get to stay at the Academy, with Bastion responding that she must have meant Jaden and Syrus. This adds to the implied romantic interest that Alexis has in Jaden, which was not present at this point in the Japanese version. In that version, she states she would have felt bad if they had been expelled because of her, as they went to the Abandoned Dorm to save her.
In the dub, when Jaden sends "Elemental Hero Tempest" to attack "Dark Guardian", Alexis is confused by this move, wondering if Jaden was hoping for a draw. Only in the Japanese version is this move eventually explained: Judai was dropping a hint to Sho without breaking the ban on discussing strategies with the partner. More specifically, Judai wanted the follow-up attack on "Tempest" to occur so Sho could see that, even when a monster isn’t destroyed by battle, damage can still occur. Sure enough, Sho caught the hint, which let him accept "Power Bond" as the right move to make.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.