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|Yu-Gi-Oh! R - Duel Round 002|
Abatā no Shin'i!!
Threatening God of Avatar!!
|Card Gallery|| Japanese|
|Chapter listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! R chapter listing|
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"Avatar's Menace!!", known as "Threatening God of Avatar!!" in the Japanese version, is the second chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga. It was first printed in Japan in V Jump magazine on May 21, 2004. It was later reprinted in volume 1 of Yu-Gi-Oh! R.
Yugi Mutou and Yako Tenma's Duel continues on. After Yako summons "The Wicked Avatar", and it transforms into "Slifer," Yugi uses his own god's effect, "Slifer the Sky Dragon", to lower its attack. But Yako explains that it has no effect because the "Avatar" is on a higher scale than "Slifer". Yako then goes into talking about a rank among the Gods. He says that it's like a pyramid with "Ra" on top, and "Slifer" and Obelisk at the base. He then declares that his Avatar is the same "rank" as Yugi's Ra.
Yako begins saying that he is the one who created "The Wicked Avatar" on behalf of Maximillion Pegasus who initially designed it but was very hesitant to actually create it himself. We are then taken to a flashback of Pegasus having tea with Yako a day before the Duelist Kingdom Tournament was scheduled to begin. It then flashes immediately to the Duel table where Yugi dueled Pegasus for the title of King of Games and his grandfather's soul, with a Duel Monsters card featuring Pegasus's lover, Cyndia, splattered in blood. After Yako sees this, he demands Croquet to tell him who killed Pegasus, who in turn replies that it was Yugi.
We then see Anzu Mazaki disappearing into thin air. In order for Yako's plan to work, he captured Anzu and was using the KaibaCorp solid vision system so that nobody would notice her absence. He says to Yugi, Katsuya Jonouchi, and Hiroto Honda that if they ever want to see her again, they will have to infiltrate the KaibaCorp main headquarters and duel all of Yako's duelists in the tower. After this, the real Yako tells his staff to proceed to phase three of his plan.
Jonouchi, Honda, and Dark Yugi are then seen at the base of the KaibaCorp building, ready to save Anzu.
Featured Duel: Dark Yugi vs. Yako Tenma
Yako has just Summoned "The Wicked Avatar". The effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon" activates, which would lower the ATK of "Avatar" by 2000. "Avatar" is unaffected by this as it has a greater Hierarchy. "Avatar" gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK of the strongest monster on the field plus one (4001/4001). (Note: At this point, the effect of "Avatar" is unknown.)
"Avatar" attacks and destroys "Slifer".
The Duel ends with no result after Yako reveals that he kidnapped Anzu.
The following cards appeared in this chapter.