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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 012
Series012
Kanji

酸素+水素=H²Oドラゴン

Rōmaji

Sanso Purasu Suiso Ikōru Wōtā Doragon

Japanese translation

Oxygen + Hydrogen = H²O Dragon

English

Formula for Success

Episode number

12

Japanese air date

December 22, 2004

English air date

October 26, 2005

Music
Japanese opening

Rising Weather Hallelujah

English opening

Get Your Game On!

Japanese ending

Borderline Battle

Staff
Animation director
Chronology
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"Formula for Success", known as "Oxygen + Hydrogen = H²O Dragon" in the Japanese version, is the twelfth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on December 22, 2004 and in the United States on October 26, 2005.

Bastion Misawa and Chazz Princeton prepare for a Duel against one another, with Chazz's seat in Obelisk Blue on the line. At the same time, both Bastion's friendship and rivalry with Jaden Yuki deepen.

Summary

In gym class, the Slifer Red students are playing baseball against the Ra Yellow students. Jaden Yuki is up to bat, and can win the game if he hits a home run. Bastion Misawa arrives and apologizes for being late, and the Ra team agrees to put him in the game as a fresh pitcher. He states that he's done all the calculations, and knows how Jaden will hit. He throws three pitches, and strikes Jaden out. Later, Jaden pitches for his team, and intentionally walks three batters in order to pitch against Bastion, even though they already had two outs. Bastion hits the ball, and it flies out of the arena, and hit Dr. Crowler in the head, who was walking nearby. He is not angry, but intends to use Bastion as a means to defeat Jaden, since Chazz Princeton has been unable to. In class, Chazz sits, and orders someone to bring him a drink. Another Obelisk Blue informs him that his seat has been moved. Crowler arrives, and reveals that Chazz will Duel Bastion tomorrow, and if he loses, the two will be switch dorms. The class laughs at him, and Chazz runs from the room.

At the Ra dorm, Bastion reveals to Jaden and Syrus Truesdale the roots of his baseball skills. He'd written equations on his bat, and actually based his pitches and hits on mathematical processes. After Syrus asks Bastion what their "penalty game" is, Bastion invites them inside, where equations are written all over the walls of the room. He asks that they help him with the "Big Bang of all these stars" (i.e. paint over the equations). Jaden is painting over the ceiling, and slips on the ladder, dropping his brush onto Syrus' head. He retaliates by throwing an entire bucket of white paint at Jaden, but Jaden dodges, and it hits Bastion instead. Bastion hits Jaden with a paint-saturated rag, and the three begin to assault one another further. When they're done, they go for dinner at the Ra meal hall. Bastion reveals that Crowler is going to let him take a dorm change test, and Jaden and Syrus congratulate him, with them both remembering his Duel at the entrance exams. At the Obelisk Blue dorm, Chazz talks with his brothers, Slade and Jagger via a video phone call. They reiterate their plan - Chazz must become the top in the Duel Monsters world, and with his brothers already at the top of the political and financial world, they would together be able to control most of the world. Chazz looks out his window, and sees Bastion heading towards the Slifer dorm with Syrus and Jaden. He realizes that this would mean Bastion's room would be empty. At the Slifer dorm, as Jaden and Bastion are sleeping in bed together and snoring in unison, Chumley asks Syrus why Bastion is sleeping here. Syrus explains that since Bastion's room is freshly painted, he has nowhere to sleep for the night.

Misawa Anime Decks

Bastion reveals his six Decks

The next morning, Ms. Dorothy knocks on Jaden's door, and tells him that there are cards strewn across the water by the docks. Jaden, Syrus and Bastion rush there, and they realize that it's Bastion's Deck, seeing both "Vorse Raider" and "Ring of Destruction", which he used during his entrance exam. Bastion comments that it was careless of him to leave it in his desk (which was moved outside into the hallway of the Ra dorm while his room was painted). His promotion exam is supposed to start very soon, and Jaden questions how he'll Duel. Bastion arrives at the Duel field with Jaden and Syrus in tow. Dr. Crowler comments that Bastion is late, but upon seeing Chazz there, Jaden accuses him of tossing Bastion's Deck into the ocean. Chazz denies it, but Alexis Rhodes and Zane Truesdale arrive, with the former stating that she was nearby and had witnessed Chazz throw the cards in. Chazz counters by saying there's no proof that they weren't simply his own cards. Regardless, Bastion opens his jacket to reveal that he keeps six Decks on him at all times - one for each attribute. He selects one, and the Duel begins. Chazz Summons "Chthonian Soldier" and Sets a card. Bastion Summons and attacks with "Hydrogeddon", dealing 400 damage to Chazz, but "Chthonian Soldier's" effect inflicts and equal amount to Bastion. However, since "Hydrogeddon" destroys a monster by battle, Bastion may Summon another copy from his Deck. He uses it attack directly before ending his turn.

Chazz activates his face-down "Call of the Haunted", Special Summoning "Chthonian Soldier" from his Graveyard, before playing "Inferno Reckless Summon", which lets both players Special Summon monsters from their Decks with the same name as the ones on the field. Chazz Summons two more "Chthonian Soldiers", while Bastion Summons a third "Hydrogeddon". Chazz then equips one of his monsters with "Chthonian Alliance", which increases its ATK to 3600 - an 800 ATK boost for each card of the same name as the equipped monster. He attacks and destroys a "Hydrogeddon", inflicting 2000 damage. Bastion Summons "Oxygeddon" and uses it to attack one of the weaker "Chthonian Soldiers", reducing the stronger one's ATK by 800. He then uses a "Hydrogeddon" to destroy the other weaker "Chthonian Soldier", reducing the stronger one to 2000 ATK. However, their effects still deal an equal amount of Battle Damage to Bastion as well. He Sets a card to end this turn. Chazz Tributes his "Chthonian Soldier" and discards his hand to Special Summon "Infernal Incinerator", whose ATK increases to 3400 - a 200 ATK boost for each monster Bastion controls. He attacks, which would win him the Duel, but Bastion activates his face-down "Amorphous Barrier", negating the attack and ending the Battle Phase, since he controlled at least three monsters.

BastionJaden

Bastion, with a Tiger in the background, and Jaden, with a Chinese Dragon in the background. These represent the Yin and Yang of Tao philosophy, attributes of which Bastion and Jaden possess, respectively.

Bastion begins his turn, activating "Bonding - H2O", Tributing his three monsters to Special Summon "Water Dragon". With 2 less monsters on Bastion's field, "Infernal Incinerator's" ATK decreases by 400. The effect of "Water Dragon" effect also reduces the ATK of all FIRE-Attribute and Pyro-Type monsters to 0, and "Infernal Incinerator" falls under the former category. An attack from "Water Dragon" finishes the Duel with Bastion's victory. Afterwards, Bastion reveals that he was sure that it was his cards that Chazz dumped in the water. He takes out his "Vorse Raider" card, on which he had written an equation. It's still there, and he states that there's only one card in the world scribbled on like that. Crowler welcomes him to Obelisk Blue, but Bastion declines, stating he doesn't intend to enter Blue until he feels like he's the best Duelist among the first-year students - and he believes that to do that, he needs to beat Jaden, who eagerly suggests they Duel right away. Bastion declines this as well, saying his 6 Decks are prototypes and that he needs to build a seventh Deck for Jaden's Deck - after filling his walls with equations once more.

Featured Duel: Bastion Misawa vs. Chazz Princeton

Turn 1: Chazz
Chazz draws "Chthonian Soldier" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200/1400) in Attack Position. He then Sets a card.

Turn 2: Bastion
Bastion draws "Hydrogeddon" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1600/1000) in Attack Position. "Hydrogeddon" attacks and destroys "Chthonian Soldier" (Chazz 4000 → 3600). Since "Chthonian Soldier" was destroyed by an attacking monster and sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, inflicting damage to Bastion equal to the Battle Damage Chazz took (Bastion 4000 → 3600). Since "Hydrogeddon" destroyed a monster in battle, its effect activates, allowing Bastion to Special Summon another "Hydrogeddon from his Deck (1600/1000) in Attack Position. The newly Summoned "Hydrogeddon" attacks Chazz directly (Chazz 3600 → 2000).

Turn 3: Chazz
Chazz draws. He then activates "Call of the Haunted" to Special Summon "Chthonian Soldier" (1200/1400) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. As Chazz Special Summoned a monster with 1500 or less ATK, he activates "Inferno Reckless Summon" to Special Summon all monsters with the same name as the Special Summoned monster from his hand, Deck, or Graveyard. After that, Bastion must select one monster he controls and Special Summon all monsters with the same name as the selected monster from his hand, Deck, or Graveyard. Chazz Special Summons two more "Chthonian Soldiers" from his Deck (1200/1400 each) in Attack Position while Bastion selects his "Hydrogeddon" for the effect of "Inferno Reckless Summon" and Special Summons a third "Hydrogeddon" (1600/1000) from his Deck in Attack Position. Chazz then activates "Chthonian Alliance", equipping it onto "Chthonian Soldier" and increasing its ATK by 800 for each monster with the same name as the equipped monster. With three, the equipped "Chthonian Soldier" gains 2400 ATK ("Chthonian Soldier": 1200 → 3600/1400). The equipped "Chthonian Soldier" attacks and destroys a "Hydrogeddon" (Bastion 3600 → 1600).

Turn 4: Bastion
Bastion draws "Oxygeddon" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/800) in Attack Position. "Oxygeddon" attacks and destroys one of the weaker "Chthonian Soldiers" (Chazz 2000 → 1400) ("Chthonian Soldier": 3600 → 2800/1400). Since "Chthonian Soldier" was destroyed by an attacking monster and sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, inflicting damage to Bastion equal to the Battle Damage Chazz took (Bastion 1600 → 1000). One "Hydrogeddon" then attacks and destroys the remaining weaker "Chthonian Soldier" (Chazz 1400 → 1000) ("Chthonian Soldier": 2800 → 1200/1400). Since "Chthonian Soldier" was destroyed by an attacking monster and sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, inflicting damage to Bastion equal to the Battle Damage Chazz took (Bastion 1000 → 600). Since the "Chthonian Soldier" Special Summoned via "Call of the Haunted" was destroyed, "Call of the Haunted" is destroyed too. Bastion Sets a card.

Turn 5: Chazz
Chazz draws. He then Tributes "Chthonian Soldier" and discards all the cards in his hand in order to Normal Summon "Infernal Incinerator" (2800/1800) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Infernal Incinerator", it gains 200 ATK for every monster Bastion controls. Bastion has three, so "Infernal Incinerator" gains 600 ATK ("Infernal Incinerator": 2800 → 3400/1800). "Infernal Incinerator" attacks "Hydrogeddon", but Bastion activates "Amorphous Barrier" to negate the attack and end the Battle Phase as he controls three or more monsters.

Turn 6: Bastion
Bastion draws "Bonding - H2O" and subsequently activates it to Tribute his two "Hydrogeddons" and one "Oxygeddon" and Special Summon "Water Dragon" (2800/2600) in Attack Position. Since Bastion controls less monsters, the ATK of "Infernal Incinerator" decreases ("Infernal Incinerator": 3400 → 3000/1800). Due to the effect of "Water Dragon", the ATK of all FIRE Attribute and Pyro-Type monsters becomes 0. As "Infernal Incinerator" is a FIRE monster, the effect of "Water Dragon" reduces its ATK to 0 ("Infernal Incinerator": 3000 → 0/1800). "Water Dragon" attacks and destroys "Infernal Incinerator" (Chazz 1000 → 0).

Differences in adaptations

In the Japanese version, Misawa arrives and tells his baseball team that he was late because he was busy rebuilding his Deck, while in the English version, he says he was deep in "attack point quantum mechanics".

The dub replaces the "Magical Scientist" shown in the water with "Spirit Caller".

In the Japanese version, the equations on the walls are Schrödinger's Cat, Avogadro's Law, and a formula that Misawa describes as "if the wind blows, a bucketmaker prospers". In the dub, he simply says that each wall is for Trap, Spell and Monster Cards, respectively.

In the original, there was a sequence where Bastion explained what each of his six Element Decks can do. For each Deck that he explains about, the kanji for that Element is shown. This entire sequence was removed in the dub.

In the Japanese version, Manjoume makes a comment that Misawa will be burned by his "flames of malice". Correctly assuming that Manjoume has FIRE-Attribute and/or Pyro-Type monsters in his Deck, Misawa selects his WATER Deck to counteract this. In the dub, he just appears to randomly select it.

Featured cards

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

Bastion Misawa
Chazz Princeton
Cards in the water
Entrance Exam flashback

Notes

  1. This card can be seen on the bottom of his Deck when he takes it out in order to show it to Bastion.

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