|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 127|
Fūin wo Yabureshimono Marutan
The Seal Breaker, Martin
Breaking of the Sacred Seal
|Japanese air date||
March 14, 2007
|English air date||
November 21, 2007
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 3)|
|Previous||Return of the Sacred Beasts|
|Next||A Dimensional Duel|
"Breaking of the Sacred Seal", known as "The Seal Breaker, Martin" in the Japanese version, is the one hundred and twenty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on March 14, 2007 and in the US on November 21, 2007.
Jaden Yuki continues on, attempting to reach Marcel Bonaparte before the latter releases the seal of the Sacred Beasts. Marcel is also opposed by Adrian Gecko, and the two Duel over the right to take the Sacred Beast cards.
Maximillion Pegasus and Chancellor Sheppard are flying to the "Rainbow Dragon" tablet's location via Industrial Illusions helicopters. Pegasus explains he based the Crystal Beast cards off of seven gemstones that Julius Caesar supposedly gathered from around the world. The ship that was going to take them back to Rome sunk. Pegasus chose to "revive" the gems as cards. However, Caesar also had a tablet where he was going to place the gemstones - and this tablet depicted a dragon. Now that it's been found, Pegasus can view it and create the "Rainbow Dragon" card. When they reach its location, they find Echo has beaten them there. She attempts to use Short Circuit devices to destroy the tablet.
At the resting place of the Sacred Beasts, Marcel Bonaparte and Adrian Gecko begin a Duel to determine who will get to take the cards. Jaden Yuki is still en route, still being chased by Duel Ghouls. Axel Brodie and the others are heading to the tennis courts, so they can begin a Duel to aide in opening the wormhole between dimensions. They are also assaulted by Duel Ghouls on the way, and Axel is forced to send his "Blue Berets" to distract them. Dr. Crowler also stays behind, as the rest continue on.
Echo explains that she does not want Adrian to return to Earth, as if he does, he can't become "King". He's devoted his life to protecting his little brother for sake of his family, but Echo states he was much more potential than that - and he can attain that potential in the Duel Spirit world. She is willing to destroy the tablet and sacrifice herself along with Pegasus' group to prevent him from returning. Pegasus' bodyguards stop her before she is able to do so.
Adrian drops Marcel to 1000 Life Points and is about to declare a direct attack to finish him off, but Marcel activates two copies of "Break the Seal", revealing that he is trying to summon Exodia. At this point, the Sacred Beasts awaken, stopping the Duel. Adrian tries to make Marcel continue the Duel, but Adrian reveals that he already had the four limbs of Exodia in his hand, and had "Break the Seal" resolved, he would have added the head and won.
Jaden is trapped by Duel Ghouls, including Syrus Truesdale, and they Summon a variety of monsters to attack him. Jaden uses "Winged Kuriboh's effect to reduce all battle damage to 0 and run away from them. Meanwhile the others race through the school, constantly being stopped by duel ghouls. Jesse offers to fight a mob blocking their path but Crowler states he will duel them and sends everyone else on. At the tennis courts, Vice-Chancellor Bonaparte reveals that Duel Academy had borrowed a Sub-Space Dueling System from KaibaCorp. Using this, they'll be able to create a link back Earth, with one Duelist one each side, creating enough Duel Energy to open the wormhole and send "Rainbow Dragon" in. Bastion Misawa initiates the system, and Jesse Anderson prepares to Duel. It's revealed that Zane Truesdale will be his opponent.
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Featured Duel: Adrian Gecko vs. Marcel Bonaparte
Turn 2: Adrian
Adrian activates "Summon Cloud" and, by its effect, Summons "Cloudian - Sheep Cloud" (0/0). He then activates "Exploder Cloud" to destroy "Sheep Cloud" and take damage equal its ATK (Adrian 4000). Due to "Sheep Cloud's" effect, he Summons two "Cloudian Tokens" (0/0) and Tributes them to Summon "Cloudian - Eye of the Typhoon" (3000/1000). He attacks "Mad Reloader", and "Eye of the Typhoon's" effect changes "Mad Reloader" to Attack Position (Marcel 1000). Marcel discards "Pot of Avarice" and "Emergency Provisions", and draws two more via Mad Reloader's" effect. Adrian Sets a card.
Turn 3: Marcel
Marcel Sets a card.
At this point, the "Sacred Beasts" are released and their awakening stop the Duel. Adrian later saw Marcel's hand, which had four Exodia pieces, meaning that had his "Break the Seal" resolved, he would have gotten a fifth and defeated him.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- When Adrian notices the Exodia cards in his hand, the cards have their original Japanese artwork (with the star points in the background) instead of the American edited artwork. This trend seems to continue in future episodes but even less edited to even include them still in Japanese anime card format.
- When Bastion Misawa gets to work with the Interdimensional Duel System (that Bonaparte says they borrowed from KaibaCorp), Seto Kaiba's theme music plays. Ironically, Bastion's voice actor, Eric Stuart, also voices Kaiba.
- In the English Dub, when "Mad Reloader"'s effect activates, Marcel says that he sends two cards to his deck before drawing two more when he actually sends them to the graveyard.