Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 034

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 034

湯けむり旅情! 青眼の白龍


Yukemuri Ryojō! Burū Aizu Howaito Doragon

Japanese translation

A Steaming Traveler's Mood! Blue-Eyes White Dragon


The Fear Factor

Episode number


Japanese air date

May 25, 2005

English air date

February 6, 2006

Japanese opening


English opening

Get Your Game On!

Japanese ending


Animation director
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"The Fear Factor", known as "A Steaming Traveler's Mood! Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in the Japanese version, is the thirty-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on May 25, 2005 and in the United States on February 6, 2006.

Unable to shake his fears regarding the Shadow Riders, Jaden Yuki begins having nightmares about the destruction of his friends and is suddenly challenged to a Duel by a Duel Monster Spirit named Kaibaman.


Jaden Yuki, Syrus Truesdale, Chumley Huffington and Chazz Princeton were relaxing in a hot spring. It was a good time to just take a break, considering they've been busy watching out for Shadow Riders. As Chazz was relaxing, Ojama Yellow started talking to him and mentioned something about getting ready for a spirit festival. As for Jaden, he was thinking about his past Duels and his conclusion for the nightmare was because he was afraid of losing his friends, if he were to lose a Duel. All of a sudden, all four of the students were pulled into this bright piercing light, near the bottom of the spring. They woke up in a weird cavern that appeared to be underwater. They had their normal clothes back on and there were Duel Spirits all over the place. One of them approached the guys and told them to leave. Ojama Yellow recognized the spirit as Kaibaman, a monster that Seto Kaiba was rumored to have had made to be based on himself. Kaibaman challenged Jaden to a Duel, and if he loses, all of his friends have to stay in the spirit world forever. Believing Kaibaman to be a Shadow Rider, Jaden accepts.

Ultimately, Kaibaman defeats Jaden, but reveals that he was not a Shadow Rider, but Dueled Jaden in order to ease the latter's fears of losing.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs Kaibaman

Turn 1: Jaden
Jaden draws "Elemental HERO Bubbleman" and subsequently Normal Summons it (800/1200) in Attack Position. Since Jaden summoned "Bubbleman" while he had no other cards on his side of the field, its effect activates, letting him draw two cards.[Notes 1] Jaden then activates "Bubbel Blaster", equipping it to "Bubbleman" and increasing its ATK by 800 ("Bubbleman": 800 → 1600/1200). Now if "Bubbleman" would be destroyed by battle, Jaden can destroy "Bubble Blaster" to prevent "Bubbleman's" destruction and reduce the Battle Damage from the attack to 0.

Turn 2: Kaibaman
Kaibaman's hand contains "Silent Doom", "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands", and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Kaibaman draws "Kaibaman" and subsequently Normal Summons it (200/700) in Attack Position. He then Tributes "Kaibaman" in order to Special Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks "Bubbleman", but Jaden destroys "Bubble Blaster" to prevent his monster from being destroyed and to reduce the Battle Damage to 0 ("Bubbleman": 1600 → 800/1200).

Turn 3: Jaden
Jaden's hand contains "Monster Reincarnation", "Elemental HERO Necroshade", and "Elemental HERO Clayman". Jaden draws "Polymerization" and subsequently activates it to fuse "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" with "Elemental Hero Clayman" in order to Fusion Summon "Elemental HERO Mudballman" (1900/3000) in Defense Position.

Turn 4: Kaibaman
Kaibaman draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw two cards (one of which is "Burst Stream of Destruction"). He then activates "Burst Stream of Destruction" to target his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and destroy all of Jaden's monsters at the cost of forbidding "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from attacking this turn. Kaibman then Normal Summons "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands" (1400/1000) in Attack Position. Since "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands" was Normal Summoned, its effect activates, allowing Kaibaman to add "White Dragon Ritual" from his Deck to his hand.

Kaiba then activates "White Dragon Ritual" to Tribute "Manju" and Ritual Summon "Paladin of White Dragon" (1900/1200) in Attack Position. "Paladin of White Dragon" attacks directly (Jaden 4000 → 2100). Kaibaman then Tributes "Paladin of White Dragon" via its own effect in order to Special Summon a second "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position.

Turn 5: Jaden
Jaden draws. Jaden's hand contains "Elemental HERO Bladedge", "Feather Shot", "Skyscraper", "Elemental Hero Necroshade", and "Monster Reincarnation". Jaden then activates "Monster Reincarnation" to discard "Elemental Hero Necroshade" and add "Clayman" from his Graveyard to his hand.

Jaden then uses the effect of the "Elemental Hero Necroshade" in his Graveyard in order to Normal Summon "Elemental Hero Bladedge" (2600/1800) in Attack Position without Tributing. Jaden then activates "Skyscraper". Now when an Elemental Hero monster battles a monster whose ATK is higher, that Elemental Hero will gain 1000 ATK during damage calculation. "Bladedge" attacks "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". The effect of "Skyscraper" activates ("Bladedge": 2600 → 3600/1800). "Bladedge" destroys "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (Kaibaman 4000 → 3400). After damage calculation, the effect of "Skyscraper" expires ("Bladedge": 3600 → 2600/1800). Jaden then Sets a card.

Turn 6: Kaibaman
Kaibaman draws. He then activates "Silent Doom" to Special Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) from his Graveyard in Defense Position, but it won't be allowed to attack. Kaibaman then activates "Polymerization" to fuse his 2 "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" on the field with the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in his hand and Fusion Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (4500/3800) in Attack Position.

"Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" attacks "Elemental Hero Bladedge", but Jaden activates his face-down "Edge Hammer" to destroy "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" and inflict damage to Kaibaman equal to his monster's original ATK by Tributing "Bladedge". Kaibaman then activates "De-Fusion" to return "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" to his Fusion Deck and Special Summon his three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" (3000/2500 for all) from the Graveyard in Attack Position. Since "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" has been removed from the field, the effect of "Edge Hammer" is negated as it has lost its original target. All three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" attack directly (Jaden 2100 → 0 → 0 → 0).


  • When Jaden draws Monster Reincarnation, his hand contained "Elemental HERO Bladedge", "Feather Shot", "Skyscraper", and "Elemental HERO Necroshade". He sets "Feather Shot" on that turn. However, it is changed to being the trap card "Edge Hammer" on Kaibaman's turn.

Featured cards

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

Jaden Yuki


  1. In the TCG/OCG, "Elemental Hero Bubbleman's" effect only activates when he is the only card in your hand and on your side of the Field when he is Summoned.
  2. Jaden played this card during his dream Duel against a Shadow Duelist.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 This card can be seen when Kaibaman searches his Deck through the effect of "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands".

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