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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 095
Series095
Kanji

仁義なき兄弟デュエル 亮VS翔

Rōmaji

Jinginaki Kyōdai Dyueru Ryō Bāsasu Shō

Japanese translation

Codeless Duel between Brothers - Ryo VS Sho

English

Tough Love

Episode number

95

Japanese air date

July 26, 2006

English air date

February 9, 2007

Cards
Featured card

Cyberdark Edge

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)
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Tough Love, known as Codeless Duel between Brothers - Ryo VS Sho in the Japanese version, is the ninety-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime.

Syrus Truesdale confronts his brother Zane about the latter's change in personality, and wishes to prove that not only he's improved as a Duelist, but also to try and reclaim Zane's former personality.

Summary

Syrus Truesdale is shown Dueling against an Obelisk Blue student. Syrus has "Patroid" and "Submarineroid on the field, while his opponent has "Gagagigo" and "Amphibian Beast". Syrus defeats him with a direct attack using the effect of "Submarineroid" effect. In doing so, he wins his opponent's Genex Medallion and Jaden Yuki comments that Syrus is getting much better. Tyranno Hassleberry calls them, telling them that Zane Truesdale and Aster Phoenix are in front of Duel Academy and about to Duel.

Hell Kaiser GX

"Zane" during his Duel with Syrus Truesdale.

Aster asks Zane if he wants revenge for his previous defeat by Aster. Zane responds that he doesn't care about revenge, but simply wants victory. Syrus asks Aster to allow him to Duel Zane instead. Aster doesn't mind, as Zane and Aster can Duel each other anytime in the Pro League. Zane accepts Syrus' challenge; saying that he doesn't care who he defeats - Aster or Syrus, as long as he wins. However, he insists that they both wear the shock collars that Zane wore during his Duel with Mad Dog. Syrus accepts, and says that he will show Zane the meaning of respect that Zane himself taught Syrus.

Syrus uses a strategy focusing on protecting his own Life Points, but Zane ultimately defeats him.

Featured Duels

Syrus Truesdale vs. Obelisk Blue student

Duel already in progress. Syrus has 2500 Life Points and has "Submarineroid" (800/1800) and "Patroid" (1200/1200) in Attack Position while the Obelisk Blue student has 700 Life Points and has "Gagagigo" (1850/1000) and "Amphibian Beast" (2400/2000) in Attack Position.

Turn ?: Syrus
"Submarineroid" attacks the student directly via its own effect (Student 700 → 0).

Syrus wins.

Syrus Truesdale vs. Zane Truesdale

Turn 1: Zane
Zane draws "Infernal Dragon" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2000/0) in Defense Position. He then Sets a card.

Turn 2: Syrus
Syrus draws "Life Force". He then Normal Summons "Truckroid" (1000/2000) in Attack Position. "Truckroid" attacks and destroys "Infernal Dragon". Since "Truckroid" destroyed an opponent's monster by battle and sent it to the Graveyard, Syrus activates the effect of "Truckroid", equipping the destroyed monster to "Truckroid" and increasing the latter's ATK by the ATK of the destroyed monster ("Truckroid": 1000 → 3000/2000). Syrus then Sets a card.

Turn 3: Zane
Zane draws. He then Normal Summons "Exploder Dragon" (1000/0) in Attack Position. "Exploder Dragon" attacks "Truckroid". "Truckroid" destroys "Exploder Dragon", but due to the second effect of "Exploder Dragon", Zane takes no Battle Damage. Since "Exploder Dragon" was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, its first effect activates, destroying "Truckroid".

Zane then activates "Quick Summon" to Normal Summon "Cyberdark Horn" (800/800) in Attack Position during the Battle Phase. Since "Cyberdark Horn" was Normal Summoned, Zane activates its first effect to take "Infernal Dragon" from his Graveyard and equip it to "Cyberdark Horn", increasing the latter's ATK by the ATK of "Infernal Dragon" ("Cyberdark Horn": 800 → 2800/800).[Notes 1] "Cyberdark Horn" attacks Syrus directly, but Syrus activates "Life Force". Now if Syrus would take Battle Damage, he can pay 400 Life Points to nullify the damage. Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 4000 → 3600).

Turn 4: Syrus
Syrus draws "Submarineroid" and subsequently Normal Summons it (800/1800) in Attack Position. "Submarineroid" attacks Zane directly via its own effect (Zane 4000 → 3200). At the end of the Damage Step, Syrus activates the second effect of "Submarineroid" to switch the latter to Defense Position. Syrus then Sets a card.

Turn 5: Zane
Zane draws "Cyberdark Edge" and subsequently Normal Summons it (800/800) in Attack Position. Since "Cyberdark Edge" was Normal Summoned, Zane activates its first effect to take "Exploder Dragon" from his Graveyard and equip it to "Cyberdark Edge", increasing the latter's ATK by the ATK of "Exploder Dragon" ("Cyberdark Edge": 800 → 1800/800). "Cyberdark Horn" attacks "Submarineroid", but Syrus activates "Cyber Repairer" to prevent all Machine-type monsters he controls from being destroyed by battle this turn by letting Zane draw a card. Zane explains to Syrus that "Cyberdark Horn" will inflict piercing damage to Syrus since it attacked a Defense Position monster. Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 3600 → 3200). "Cyberdark Edge" attacks Syrus directly via its own effect at the cost of Zane halving the Battle Damage that Syrus would take from the attack, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 3200 → 2800). Zane then Sets a card.

Turn 6: Syrus
Syrus draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw two cards. Syrus then Normal Summons "Cycroid" (800/1000) in Attack Position. Syrus then activates "Training Wheels" to equip the latter to "Cycroid" and allow it to attack directly. Syrus then switches "Submarineroid" to Attack Position. "Submarineroid" attacks Zane directly via its own effect (Zane 3200 → 2400). At the end of the Damage Step, Syrus activates the second effect of "Submarineroid" to switch it to Defense Position. "Cycroid" attacks Zane directly via the effect of "Training Wheels" (Zane 2400 → 1600). Since "Cycroid" inflicted Battle Damage to Zane through a direct attack, the second effect of "Training Wheels" activates, removing "Cycroid" and "Training Wheels" from play until Syrus's next Standby Phase. Syrus then Sets a card.

Turn 7: Zane
Zane draws "Pot of Greed" and subsequently activates it to draw two cards. He then Normal Summons "Cyberdark Keel" (800/800) in Attack Position. Zane's hand contains "De-Fusion", "Instant Fusion", and "Fusion Guard". "Cyberdark Horn" attacks and destroys "Submarineroid". "Cyberdark Horn" would normally inflict piercing damage at this point, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 2800 → 2400). "Cyberdark Edge" and "Cyberdark Keel" attack Syrus directly, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" twice (Syrus 2400 → 2000 → 1600). Zane then Sets a card.

Turn 8: Syrus
Syrus draws "Power Bond". On Syrus' Standby Phase, "Cycroid" (800/1000) and "Training Wheels" return to the field. Syrus then activates "Power Bond" to fuse "Cycroid" with another "Cycroid" in his hand and Fusion Summon "Pair Cycroid" (1600/1300) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Power Bond", the ATK of "Pair Cycroid" is doubled ("Pair Cycroid": 1600 → 3200/2000). "Pair Cycroid" attacks Zane directly via its own effect at the cost of Syrus decreasing the ATK of "Pair Cycroid" by 500 during damage calculation only ("Pair Cycroid": 3200 → 2700/2000), but Zane activates "Power Wall" to send a number of cards from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard and decrease the Battle Damage he would take by 100 for each card discarded this way. Zane sends the top twenty-seven cards of his Deck in order to completely nullify the damage he would take. After damage calculation, "Pair Cycroid" regains the ATK it lost through its own effect ("Pair Cycroid": 2700 → 3200/2000).

Syrus Sets a card. On Syrus' End Phase, the final effect of "Power Bond" activates, which would inflict damage to Syrus equal to the original ATK of "Pair Cycroid", but Syrus activates "Mirror Damage" and equips the latter to "Pair Cycroid". Due to the effect of "Mirror Damage", the damage that Syrus would take from the final effect of "Power Bond" is redirected to Zane, but Zane activates "Fusion Guard" to negate the final effect of "Power Bond" and send "Cyber End Dragon" from his Fusion Deck to the Graveyard.

Turn 9: Zane
Zane draws "Warp Beam" and subsequently activates it to target "Cyberdark Keel" and "Cyberdark Horn" and send "Infernal Dragon" and "Exploder Dragon" to the Graveyard ("Cyberdark Horn": 2800 → 800/800; "Cyberdark Edge": 1800 → 800/800) in order to decrease the ATK of "Cyberdark Keel" and "Cyberdark Horn" to 600 ("Cyberdark Horn": 800 → 600/800; "Cyberdark Keel": 800 → 600/800) and allow them to attack Syrus directly this turn. "Cyberdark Horn" and "Cyberdark Keel" attack Syrus directly, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" twice" (Syrus 1600 → 1200 → 800). "Cyberdark Edge" attacks Syrus directly through its own effect at the cost of Zane halving the Battle Damage Syrus takes through this attack, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 800 → 400).

Zane then activates "Rebirth Judgment" and declares Dragon for its effect. Now all monsters in both players' Graveyards will become the declared type while "Rebirth Judgment" is face-up. Zane then activates "Instant Fusion" to fuse "Cyberdark Horn", "Cyberdark Edge", and "Cyberdark Keel" together and Fusion Summon "Cyberdark Dragon" (1000/1000) in Attack Position. Since "Cyberdark Dragon" was Special Summoned, Zane activates its first effect to take "Cyber End Dragon" from his Graveyard and equip it to "Cyberdark Dragon", increasing the latter's ATK by the ATK of "Cyber End Dragon" ("Cyberdark Dragon": 1000 → 5000/1000). Due to the third effect of "Cyberdark Dragon", it gains 100 ATK for each card in Zane's Graveyard. There are thirty-eight cards in Zane's Graveyard, so "Cyberdark Dragon" gains 3800 ATK ("Cyberdark Dragon": 5000 → 8800/1000).[Notes 2]

"Cyberdark Dragon" attacks Syrus' "Pair Cycroid", but Syrus activates "Emergency Provisions" to send "Mirror Damage" to the Graveyard and gain 1000 Life Points (Syrus 400 → 1400). Since "Mirror Damage" was removed from the field, "Pair Cycroid" is destroyed. A replay occurs and Zane uses "Cyberdark Dragon" to attack Syrus directly, but Syrus activates the effect of "Life Force" (Syrus 1400 → 1000). Zane then activates "De-Fusion" to return "Cyberdark Dragon" to the Fusion Deck and Special Summon "Cyberdark Horn", "Cyberdark Edge", and "Cyberdark Keel" (800/800 each) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. "Cyberdark Horn", "Cyberdark Edge", and "Cyberdark Keel" attack Syrus directly (Syrus 1000 → 200 → 0 → 0).

Featured cards

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

Obelisk Blue student
Syrus Truesdale
Zane Truesdale
Flashback

Errors

  • "Power Wall" reduces damage taken by a monster by 100 points for every card sent from the Deck to the Graveyard. In the dub, when Zane explains this, he simply says that Syrus "loses 100 points" and does not refer to the damage.
  • When Zane attacks Syrus directly with his three "Cyberdark" monsters by lowering their points, Syrus says that he gives up 400 points to negate the damage from each Dragon. The "Cyberdark" Monsters are Machines.
  • In the dub, when Zane explains "Cyberdark Dragon"'s second ATK boosting effect, he says that it gains 100 points for every Dragon in his Graveyard when it was actually 100 points for every card in his Graveyard (since it was still the anime version of the effect). He clearly did not have just monsters in his graveyard, as he had already played several spell and trap cards.

Notes

  1. In the TCG/OCG, "Cyberdark Horn" can only equip Level 3 and lower Dragon-Type monsters.
  2. In the TCG/OCG, "Cyberdark Dragon's" attack rises by 100 for each monster in the Graveyard, not each card.
  3. This card can be seen on the bottom of Syrus' Deck after Jaden shuffles it.
  4. This card is put in Syrus' Deck by Jaden for the Duel against Zane.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 This card can be seen as part of Zane's Fusion Deck after activating "Fusion Guard".

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