"Double Jeopardy: Part 2", known as "Connect Hope! Hope Sword Mars Slash!!" in the Japanese version, is the thirty-eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on January 9, 2012, and in the United States on November 17, 2012.

The Duel between Yuma against Dextra and Nistro continues. Due to their combination, Yuma is pushed into a corner, even after Summoning "Utopia" thanks to Astral. However due to the bonds between the two, a reversal occurs!

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Dextra and Nistro

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 6: Nistro
"Blade Bounzer" attacks "Gagaga Gardna", but Yuma activates the effect of the "Tasuke Knight" in his Graveyard, Special Summoning it (1700/100) in Attack Position as he has no cards in his hand and ending the Battle Phase.

Turn 7: Yuma
Yuma draws "Half Unbreak". "Tasuke Knight" attacks and destroys "Morpho Butterspy" (Dextra 4000 → 3500). Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Defense Position. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 8: Dextra

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Photon Butterfly Assassin

The Summoning of "Photon Papilloperative"

Dextra Normal Summons "Moonlit Papillon" (1200/1600). She overlays her two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Photon Papilloperative" (2100/1800) in Attack Position. Her hand contains "Monster Reincarnation" and "Insect Imitation". Dextra activates the effect of "Photon Papilloperative", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Photon Papilloperative" ORU 2 → 1) to switch "Utopia" to Attack Position and decrease its ATK by 600 (2500 → 1900). Dextra activates her face-down "Berserk Scales", increasing the ATK of "Photon Papilloperative" by 1000 (2100 → 3100) but preventing it from attacking directly. "Photon Papilloperative" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia" ORU 2 → 1) to negate the attack. During the End Phase, the effect of "Berserk Scales" decreases the ATK of "Photon Papilloperative" by 2000 (3100 → 1100).

Turn 9: Nistro

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Photon Streak Bouncer

The Summoning of "Photon Strike Bounzer"

Nistro Tributes "Blade Bounzer" to Tribute Summon "Phantom Bounzer" (2400/1200) in Attack Position. Nistro overlays his two Level 6 monsters to Xyz Summon "Photon Strike Bounzer" (2700/2000) in Attack Position. "Strike Bounzer" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia" ORU 1 → 0) to negate the attack. As his opponent's Xyz Monster activated an effect, Nistro activates the effect of "Strike Bounzer", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Strike Bounzer" ORU 2 → 1) to negate the effect and inflict 1000 damage to Yuma. Yuma activates his face-down "Damage Diet", halving any damage he receives his turn (Yuma 1000 → 500). The attack continues, but Yuma activates his face-down "Half Unbreak", preventing the destruction of "Utopia" by battle this turn and halving any Battle Damage he would take from battles involving it (Yuma 500 → 100). Nistro Sets a card.

Turn 10: Yuma


"Cardcar D" is Summoned.

Yuma Normal Summons "Cardcar D" (800/400). Yuma activates its effect, Tributing it the turn it is Summoned to draw two cards, but preventing him from Special Summoning this turn. He draws "Double Tension" and "Double or Nothing!". Yuma activates the effect of the "Overlay Eater" in his Graveyard, banishing it to attach an Overlay Unit from "Strike Bounzer" ("Strike Bounzer" ORU 1 → 0) to "Utopia" ("Utopia" ORU 0 → 1). "Utopia" attacks "Photon Papilloperative", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia" ORU 1 → 0) to negate his own attack. He then activates "Double or Nothing!". As the attack of "Utopia" was negated, it may attack again with its ATK doubled (1900 → 3800). Yuma then activates "Double Tension" doubling the ATK of "Utopia" (3900 → 7600) as it is attacking for the second time in one turn. Nistro activates his face-down "Bounzer Guard", changing the target of the attack to "Photon Strike Bounzer" (Nistro 4000 → 0), which is destroyed.

According to the Tag Duel rules used, as Nistro lost, Dextra is eliminated too and Yuma wins.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Yuma's flashback

Differences in adaptations

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