After Nightshroud's defeat of Atticus, the Trueman clones move away, allowing Jaden and Jesse to step forward. Honest appears beside Jaden and is glad that his "master" Yusuke Fujiwara is alive. Jaden promises to save Fujiwara from Nightshroud and activates his Duel Disk. Jesse steps in to aide Jaden, and Nightshroud accepts his involvement on the condition that they play the Duel as a Battle Royal. No players may attack on their first turn, so each player Summons a monster and begins Setting cards. Jaden comments that the last time he and Jesse Dueled together was the against Yubel and Jesse says he'll never forget that Duel, as it gave him the power of the "Rainbow Dragon".
Nightshroud plays "Clear World" and four crystals appear above as the field is transformed into plains of darkness and the Trueman clones disappear. This card will inflict negative effects to each player depending on the attribute of monsters they have face-up. However, Nightshroud's "Clear" monsters are treated as having no attribute, so the card only affects his opponents. Nightshroud reveals that a player that controls an EARTH-attribute monster must destroy one of his monsters during his End Phase, and a player with a WATER-attribute monster must discard a card during their End Phase. Jesse plays "Trap Strap", allowing Jaden to Set his "A Hero Emerges" card after activating it, and Special Summoning "Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus" to his field. Nightshroud reveals that a player with a WIND-attribute monster on the field cannot activate any Spell Cards. At this point Nightshroud realizes that Jaden and Jesse working as a team to defeat him will makes things a big problem for him in the duel, so he decides to turn them against each other by exploiting their darkness of heart.
Knowing that Jaden may be able to resist by using Yubel's powers, Nightshroud reads Jesse's mind, attempting to find his darkness of heart to exploit it in an attempt to get him to turn on Jaden. However, he is unable to, as the "Crystal Beasts" and "Rainbow Dragon" block his mental path. However, he makes out a shadowed figure in the background - that of Jaden. Nightshroud determines that Jesse's darkness is that he wants to defeat Jaden in a Duel. Nightshroud states that Jaden and Jesse are very similar, and when they combine their powers, they can nearly create miracles. He says that this Battle Royal is Jesse's chance to defeat Jaden. Jesse admits that he does wish to defeat Jaden, and Summons "Crystal Beast Amethyst Cat", using its effect to attack Jaden directly. Jaden counters with "Damage Interest", giving Jesse back twice the damage he inflicted, while Jesse chains "Damage Capture", increasing the ATK of "Sapphire Pegasus'" by the amount of damage he took. However, Jesse uses it to attack "Clear Rage Golem" instead of "Elemental Hero Clayman", much to Nightshroud's shock. Yusuke thinks that Jesse bluffed him about his darkness, but Jesse explains that he does want to defeat Jaden, but that isn't necessarily darkness, it's just something any Duelist would want. Jaden agrees that he would also like to defeat Jesse, but now is not the time.
Jaden and Jesse continue to work together to thwart Nightshroud's strategies, even finding ways to turn the effect of "Clear World" into advantages. Though Jesse wants to defeat Jaden, he aides him to defeat Nightshroud first, in order to repay Jaden for saving him from Yubel, specifically the explosion caused by "Thousand Buster". Jesse helps Jaden Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" Jaden uses it and "Elemental Hero Clayman" to successfully reduces Nightshroud's Life Points to 800. Honest again begs Jaden to save Fujiwara, and Nightshroud counters by Summoning "Clear Vice Dragon" - the monster he used to defeat Atticus.
Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Jesse Anderson vs. Nightshroud