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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 072
Series072
Kanji

デッキ破壊を破壊せよ

Rōmaji

Dekki Hakai wo Hakaiseyo

Japanese translation

Destroy Deck Destruction

English

Not Playing With a Full Deck

Episode number

72

Japanese air date

February 15, 2006

English air date

October 10, 2006

Cards
Featured card

Elemental HERO Electrum

Music
Japanese opening

99%

English opening

Get Your Game On!

Japanese ending

WAKE UP YOUR HEART

Staff
Animation director
Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 2)
Previous Duel Fellas
Next Source of Strength

"Not Playing With a Full Deck", known as "Destroy Deck Destruction!" in Japan, is the seventy-second episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It aired in Japan on February 15, 2006, and in the United States on October 10, 2006.

Jaden Yuki finds himself against one of his toughest opponents when he faces off against Howard X Miller and his Mill Deck.

Summary

Jaden Yuki is forced into a Duel against Professional Duelist and Society of Light member Howard X Miller, who the English version calls Sartorius' lawyer. X plays a Mill Deck, and his strategy revolves around destroying his opponent's Deck and causing them to lose when they can't draw a card.

Jaden ultimately thwarts X's strategy using "Neo-Spacian Glow Moss" and ironically wins the Duel when X himself can't draw a card.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Howard X Miller

A count of the cards remaining in each Duelist's Deck is provided during the Duel, so it is also listed here.

Turn 1: X
(Jaden's Deck: 40 → 35 cards, X's Deck: 40 → 35 cards) X draws "Card Destruction" (X's Deck: 35 → 34 cards) and subsequently activates it to force both players to discard their entire hand and redraw a new hand (Jaden's Deck: 35 → 30, X's Deck: 34 → 29). Since "Elegant Light LV4" was sent to the Graveyard by a card effect, its effect activates, allowing X to Special Summon "Trap Sluzer" (800/1300) from his Deck in Attack Position (X's Deck: 29 → 28). While this monster is in Attack Position, X is unaffected by the effects of Continuous Trap Cards. X then Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Jaden
Jaden draws "Elemental Hero Sparkman" (Jaden's Deck: 30 → 29) and subsequently Normal Summons it (1600/1400) in Attack Position. X then pays 1000 Life Points (X 4000 → 3000) to activate "Monster Register". Now when a player summons a monster, that player must send cards from the top of their Deck to the Graveyard equal to the Level of the summoned monster. Since "Sparkman" is Level 4, "Monster Register" forces Jaden to send the top 4 cards of his Deck ("Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin", "Dark Catapulter", "Wroughtweiler", and "Hero Signal") to the Graveyard (Jaden's Deck: 29 → 25). Jaden is about to use "Sparkman" to attack "Trap Sluzer", but X activates "Threatening Roar" to prevent Jaden from attacking this turn.

Turn 3: X
X draws a monster (X's Deck: 28 → 27) and subsequently Sets it. He then Sets two cards.

Turn 4: Jaden
Jaden draws "Polymerization" (Jaden's Deck: 25 → 24), and subsequently activates it to fuse "Elemental Hero Avian" and "Elemental Hero Burstinatrix" together and Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" (2100/1200) in Attack Position. The effect of "Monster Register" activates and since "Flame Wingman" is Level 6, Jaden sends the top six cards of his Deck ("Elemental Hero Neos", "Dandylion", "Metamorphosis", "Chrysalis Dolphin", "A Hero Emerges", and "Feather Shot") to the Graveyard (Jaden's Deck: 24 → 18).

"Flame Wingman" attacks and destroys X's face-down monster. It's revealed to be "Level Pod". Since "Flame Wingman" destroyed a monster in battle and sent it to the Graveyard, its effect activates, inflicting damage to X equal to the ATK of "Level Jar" (X 3000 → 2500). The Flip Effect of "Level Pod" then activates, returning all monsters on the field to their owner's Decks (Jaden's Deck: 18 → 19, X's Deck: 27 → 28) and forcing both players to draw cards equal to the combined Levels of their returned monsters. Jaden draws 10 cards while X draws 4 (Jaden's Deck: 19 → 9, X's Deck: 28 → 24). Jaden's hand contains "Spark Blaster", "Elemental Hero Bladedge", "Skyscraper", "Neos Energy", "Neo-Spacian Grand Mole", "Instant Fusion", "Winged Kuriboh", "De-Fusion", "Transcendent Wings", "Fusion Recovery", "Elemental Hero Bubbleman", "Bubble Shuffle" and "Sparkman". Since "Sparkman" is one of the cards Jaden drew, Jaden keeps his hand. X discards four of his own cards since he drew none of the monsters that were returned.

X then activates "Purse with a Hole" to make Jaden randomly discard cards until he has five cards left. Also, Jaden cannot Set/Summon/activate any more cards for the remainder of this turn. X then activates "Soul Connection" to add "Trap Sluzer" from his Deck to his hand (X's Deck: 24 → 23).

Turn 5: X
X draws "Pot of Greed" (X's Deck: 23 → 22) and subsequently activates it to draw two cards (X's Deck: 22 → 20). He then Normal Summons "Trap Sluzer" (800/1300) in Attack Position. The effect of "Monster Register" activates and since "Trap Sluzer" is Level 4, X is forced to send the top four cards of his Deck to the Graveyard (X's Deck: 20 → 16). X then Sets three cards.

Turn 6: Jaden
Jaden draws (Jaden's Deck: 9 → 8). X then activates "Gachi Battle". Now both players must Special Summon a Level 4 or below monster from their Deck if it's possible. Those monsters are destroyed during the End Phase if they are still on the field. Jaden uses the effect of "Gachi Battle!" to Special Summon "Neo-Spacian Glow Moss" (300/900) from his Deck (Jaden's Deck: 8 → 7) in Attack Position. The effect of "Monster Register" activates and since "Glow Moss" is Level 3, Jaden is forced to send the top three cards of his Deck to the Graveyard (Jaden's Deck 7 → 4).

Jaden then activates "Neos Energy", equipping it to "Glow Moss" and increasing its ATK by 800 ("Glow Moss": 300 → 1100/900). "Glow Moss" attacks. The effect of "Glow Moss" then activates, which forces X to draw a card (X's Deck: 16 → 15). Depending on the drawn card's type, an appropriate effect will be applied. The drawn card is the Spell Card "Super Guard", so Jaden can change "Glow Moss's" attack to a direct attack. "Glow Moss" attacks X directly, but X activates "Compulsory Evacuation Device" to return "Glow Moss" to Jaden's hand.

Turn 7: X
X draws (X's Deck: 15 → 14). He then activates "Super Guard". Now none of X's monsters can by destroyed by battle, but X must skip each of his Battle Phases. During each of X's Standby Phases, he must pay 500 Life Points to keep "Super Guard" on the field.

Turn 8: Jaden
Jaden's hand contains "Bladedge", "De-Fusion", "Instant Fusion", "Sparkman", "Common Soul", and "Glow Moss". Jaden draws "Miracle Fusion" (Jaden's Deck: 4 → 3). He then activates "Common Soul" to target "Trap Sluzer" and Special Summon "Glow Moss" (300/900) to X's side of the Field in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Common Soul", "Trap Sluzer" gains ATK equal the ATK of "Glow Moss" ("Trap Sluzer": 800 → 1100/900). Jaden then activates "Miracle Fusion" to remove from play "Avian", Burstinatrix", "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" and "Elemental Hero Clayman" from his Graveyard and Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Electrum" (2900/2600) in Attack Position. The effect of "Monster Register" activates and since "Electrum" is Level 10, Jaden is forced to send the top 10 cards of his Deck to the Graveyard (Jaden's Deck 3 → 0). Since "Electrum" was Fusion Summoned, its effect activates, returning all removed from play monsters to their owners' Decks (Jaden's Deck: 0 → 4).

Jaden then Normal Summons "Sparkman" (1600/1400) in Attack Position. The effect of "Monster Register" activates and since "Sparkman" is Level 4, Jaden is forced to send the top 4 cards of his Deck to the Graveyard (Jaden's Deck 4 → 0). "Electrum" attacks "Glow Moss", but X activates "Recycle Barrier" to reduce all Battle Damage he takes this turn to zero. Due to the effect of "Super Guard", "Glow Moss" isn't destroyed. "Glow Moss's" effect activates, but Jaden has no cards in his Deck, so X must send the top two cards of his Deck to the Graveyard (X's Deck: 14 → 12).[Notes 1] "Sparkman" attacks "Glow Moss". The attack doesn't destroy "Glow Moss" or inflict Battle Damage. The effect of "Glow Moss" activates (X's Deck 12 → 10) Jaden activates "De-Fusion" to return Electrum to his Fusion Deck and Special Summon "Avian" (1000/1000), "Burstinatrix" (1200/800), "Clayman" (800/2000) and "Bubbleman" (800/1200) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. "Avian", "Burstinatrix", "Clayman", and "Bubbleman" all attack "Glow Moss". None of the attacks destroy "Glow Moss" or inflict Battle Damage to X. The effect of "Glow Moss" activates 4 times (X's Deck: 10 → 8 → 6 → 4 → 2).

Jaden then activates "Instant Fusion" to fuse "Avian", "Burstinatrix", "Clayman" and "Bubbleman" together and Fusion Summon "Electrum" (2900/2600) in Attack Position. "Electrum" attacks "Glow Moss". The attack doesn't destroy "Glow Moss" or inflict Battle Damage. The effect of "Glow Moss" activates (X's Deck: 2 → 0).

Turn 9: X
X cannot draw a card, so he decks out.

Differences in adaptations

In the Japanese version, X is a Pro League Duelist who is ranked higher than Edo Phoenix. In the English version, he is Sartorius' lawyer, and claims he wanted to be a pastry chef when he was a child. As such, he makes many puns based on court terms.

In the original, Edo explains that no one has ever beaten X the first time they've Dueled him. Duelists seem to lose their very will to continue to play after they are defeated by them, and he describes X's strategy as severing the bond between Deck and Duelist. In the dub, X tricks Jaden into signing the "guest list", which was actually a contract that said that if Jaden loses, the Slifer Red dorm will be demolished.

The dub changes numerous cards seen in Jaden's hand whose pictures are obscured to cards that Jaden was never shown to have.

Featured cards

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

Jaden Yuki
Howard X Miller

Notes

  1. In the TCG/OCG, "Neo-Spacian Glow Moss" does not have this effect.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 This card was sent to the Graveyard via "Monster Register".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 This card can be seen in his hand after X activates "Purse with a Hole".

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