|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 085|
Kami no Kādo Rā no Yokushinryū wo Ayatsuru Otoko!?
The Man Who Controls the God Card, "Winged God Dragon of Ra"!?
Rah, Rah, Ra!
|Japanese air date||
May 17, 2006
|English air date||
December 23, 2006
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 2)|
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"Rah, Rah, Ra!", known as "The Man Who Controls the God Card, "Winged God Dragon of Ra"!?" in the Japanese version, is the eighty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on May 17, 2006 and in the United States on December 23, 2006.
With the Genex Tournament having begun, Jaden Yuki is searching for opponents and finds one in Franz—a renegade Industrial Illusions card designer who has stolen a copy of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", created for testing purposes.
|This summary is currently incomplete.|
The Genex Tournament is in full swing, but Jaden Yuki and his friends are in a slump—especially Jaden, since no challengers have approached him for a Duel. Meanwhile, Maximillion Pegasus and Chumley Huffington have arrived at Duel Academy from Industrial Illusions, searching for a stolen copy of the strongest Egyptian God Card, "The Winged Dragon of Ra". It is later discovered that a man named Franz has stolen the card, and then sneaked his way into the Genex Tournament. When Franz finds them, he challenges Pegasus to a Duel, stating that the winner will claim the stolen card. However, it's Jaden who ends up Dueling Franz, and must ultimately find a way to free "Ra" from a confining Field Spell that forces Ra to use its powers against its will.
Following Franz's defeat, Pegasus explains to him that everyone can learn a lot from defeats and mistakes, while revealing the spot where his Millennium Eye once rested (before being stolen by Yami Bakura). When Pegasus offers Franz back his position in Industrial Illusions, Franz readily accepts, and returns to Industrial Illusions with Pegasus and Chumley.
Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Franz
Turn 1: Jaden
Jaden draws "Polymerization" and subsequently activates it, fusing "Elemental Hero Wildheart" with "Elemental Hero Necroshade" to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Necroid Shaman" (1900/1800) in Attack Position. He then uses the effect of the "Necroshade" in his Graveyard to Normal Summon "Elemental Hero Neos" without Tribute (2500/2000) in Attack Position.
Turn 2: Franz
Franz draws. He then Normal Summons "Ra's Disciple" (1100/600) in Attack Position. Since "Ra's Disciple" was summoned, its effect activates, letting Franz add two more copies of "Ra's Disciple" from his Deck to his hand. He then activates "Trap Booster", discarding one card to activate a Trap Card from his hand. He then activates "Ultimate Offering". Now during each of Franz's Main Phases and Jaden's Battle Phases, Franz may Normal Summon more than once, but he must pay 500 Life Points each time he Normal Summons more than one monster. Franz then uses the effect of "Ultimate Offering" to pay 1000 Life Points (Franz 4000 → 3000) and Normal Summon two more "Ra's Disciples" (1100/600 each) in Attack Position. He then uses the effect of "Ultimate Offering" to pay 500 more Life Points (Franz 3000 → 2500) and Tribute the three "Ra's Disciples" to Normal Summon "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (?/?) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", its ATK and DEF become equal to the total ATK and DEF of the Tributed monsters ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": ? → 3300/? → 1800). Franz then activates the Field Spell Card "Mound of the Bound Creator". Now all Level 10 or higher monsters can't be destroyed by card effects and each time a Level 10 or higher monster Franz controls destroys a monster Jaden controls by battle, Jaden will take 400 damage. "Ra" attacks and destroys "Necroid Shaman" (Jaden 4000 → 2600). The effect of "Mound of the Bound Creator" activates (Jaden 2600 → 2200).
Turn 4: Franz
Franz draws "Nubian Guard" and subsequently Normal Summons it (500/500) in Attack Position. "Ra" then attacks and destroys "Neos". The effect of "Mound of the Bound Creator" then activates (Jaden 2200 → 1800). "Nubian Guard" then attacks and destroys "Card Trooper". Since "Card Trooper" was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, letting Jaden draw a card.
Turn 5: Jaden
Jaden draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it, drawing 2 cards. He then Normal Summons "Elemental Hero Burstinatrix" (1200/800) in Attack Position. Jaden then activates "Burst Impact", destroying all monsters besides "Burstinatrix" and inflicting 300 damage to both players for each of their destroyed monsters. "Nubian Guard" is destroyed, but "Ra" isn't destroyed as it can't be destroyed by card effects due to "Mound of the Bound Creator" (Franz 2500 → 2200). Jaden then activates "Damage-Off Zone". Now all Battle Damage both players take will be halved.
Turn 6: Franz
Franz draws. He then pays 1000 Life Points (Franz 2200 → 1200) to transform "Ra" into its "Egyptian God Phoenix" mode and destroy all of Jaden's monsters. Franz then activates the Point-to-Point Transfer effect of "Ra", reducing his Life Points to 1 (Franz 1200 → 1) and adding those points to the ATK and DEF of "Ra" ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 3300 → 4499/1800 → 2999) while also merging himself with "Ra". "Ra" attacks Jaden directly, but Jaden activates the second effect of "Damage-Off Zone", sending it to the Graveyard and halving his Life Points (Jaden 1800 → 900) to reduce the Battle Damage he takes to 0. Franz Sets a card.
Turn 7: Jaden
Jaden draws "Skyscraper 2 - Hero City" and subsequently activates it, destroying "Mound of the Bound Creator". Now once a turn, Jaden can Special Summon an "Elemental Hero" monster from his Graveyard if it was destroyed in battle. Jaden then uses the effect of "Skyscraper 2 - Hero City" to Special Summons "Neos" from the Graveyard (2500/2000) in Attack Position. He then Normal Summons "Neo-Spacian Glow Moss" (300/900) in Attack Position. "Glow Moss" attacks. The effect of "Glow Moss" then activates, forcing Franz to draw a card and show it to Jaden. It is "Monster Reborn", a Spell Card, so "Glow Moss" can attack directly, but Franz activates his face-down "De-Fusion", separating himself from "Ra" and leaving it with 0 ATK and DEF ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 4499/4499 → 0/2999 → 0). Franz then gains Life Points equal to the ATK that "Ra" lost (Franz 1 → 4500). "Glow Moss" then attacks and destroys "Ra" (Franz 4500 → 4200). "Neos" attacks Franz directly (Franz 4200 → 1700). Franz intends to activate "Monster Reborn" next turn to revive "Ra" so he can win the Duel. Jaden then activates "Necro Illusion", Special Summoning "Ra" from Franz's Graveyard to Jaden's side of the field (?/?) in Attack Position as it was destroyed in battle this turn, but "Ra" will be sent to the Graveyard at the End Phase. Jaden then activates the Point-to-Point Transfer effect of "Ra", paying all but one of his Life Points (Jaden 900 → 1) and Tributing both "Neos" and "Glow Moss" to add his Life Points and his monsters' ATK and DEF to "Ra" ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": ? → 3699/? → 3799). "Ra" then attacks Franz directly (Franz 1700 → 0).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- When Franz activated "De-Fusion", a replay should not have occurred as no monsters left or were Summoned to the field. (However, it would have made no difference during the Duel, as Jaden could have continued to attack directly with "Glow Moss" and then destroyed Ra with "Neos", resulting in the same outcome.)
- When activating the "Point-to-Point Transfer" effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", Franz's Life Points are shown dropping from 4000 to 1 instead of the actual 1200 to 1. (Ra still gains the proper 1199 ATK.)
- When Franz activates "De-Fusion" to restore his Life Points, "The Winged Dragon of Ra's" ATK is shown to be 4400 instead of 4499.
- When Franz activates Trap Booster, he mistakenly states that he is "summoning" Ultimate Offering instead of "activating" it.
Differences in adaptations
- In the English dub, when "The Winged Dragon of Ra" unleashes its powers, Syrus remarks that it's "just your everyday, basic pillar of fire". In the Japanese, Sho says nothing, and Judai remarks about the great power he feels from Ra.
- In the English dub, as they talk about the theft of the "Winged Dragon of Ra" card, Chumley gripes about having his grilled cheese sandwich stolen by Franz, while in the original, Hayato explains that Franz has sneaked into the Genex Tournament.
- In the English dub, Hassleberry, Syrus, and Chumley talk about grilled cheese sandwiches. In the original, Kenzan wants to know who Hayato is, and Sho explains.
- In the English dub, Franz explains about the Egyptian God Cards, and Jaden berates him for explaining what he already knows. In the Japanese, Judai explains all about the Egyptian God Cards, and explains that anyone can be destroyed by their power if they are used improperly.
- In the English dub, a tear is shown to fall from Ra's eye when Jaden notices it is in pain.
- The English dub omits the explanation by Chumley of the effects of "Skyscraper 2 - Hero City". Instead, Jaden explains it by summoning "Elemental Hero Neos" back to the field.
- Franz could theoretically have won on his first turn, by using Ra's "Egyptian God Phoenix" effect to destroy "Necroid Shaman" and "Neos", followed by paying 1499 Life Points to boost Ra's ATK to 4799. A direct attack on Jaden at that point would have resulted in an OTK, as Jaden had not played "Damage-Off Zone" until later. It is unknown why Franz did not do this.