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Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 077
ZEXAL episode 77
Kanji

デュエルの乱れは校則違反! 出撃! 特命風紀コマンダー

Rōmaji

Dyueru no Midare wa Kōsoku Ihan!? Shutsugeki! Tokumei Fūki Komandā

Japanese translation

Disorderly Duels Are Against School Rules!? Sally Forth! Special Disciplinary Commander

English

Rule Duel

Episode number

77

Japanese air date

October 28, 2012

English air date

September 7, 2013

Cards
Gallery Japanese
Music
Japanese opening

Unbreakable Heart

English opening

Halfway To Forever

Japanese ending

Artist

Staff
Animation director
Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode listing (season 2)
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"Rule Duel", known as "Disorderly Duels Are Against School Rules!? Sally Forth! Special Disciplinary Commander" in the Japanese version, is the seventy-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on October 28, 2012 and in the United States on September 7, 2013.

Yuma's been appointed Class Representative! While Yuma is quite eager and willing to do the job, Caswell Francis, known by all as "Class Representative", has mixed feelings about this. The Student Council President appears before Caswell, appointing him as the "Chief Disciplinarian". The Chief Disciplinarian's job is to crack down on violations of school rules, which ends up angering a lot of students at the academy. In order to stop this ridiculous system, Yuma challenges the Student Council President, who turns out to be under Barian control, to a Duel!

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Carlyle Chesterton

For this duel, Caswell Francis may returns card to player's hand.

Turn 1: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000). Caswell returns the card to Yuma's hand as its attire is a violation of the school's dress code. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 2: Carlyle
Carlyle activates "Mirror Stage of Discipline", which will cause the ATK and DEF of all face-up monsters to remain at their original values. He Normal Summons "Tamagushi the Righteous" via its own effect without Tribute by reducing its ATK to 0. Due to "Mirror Stage", its ATK remains at its original value (1000/2200). As he controls a "Priestess" monster, he Special Summons "Sakaki the Honor Student" (1600/1200) from his hand in Attack Position, though it may not attack this turn. He overlays his two Level 6 monsters to Xyz Summon "Norito the Moral Leader" (2700/2000) in Attack Position. "Norito" attacks directly, but Yuma activates his face-down "Impenetrable Attack", which would reduce the Battle Damage to 0. Carlyle activates the effect of "Norito", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Norito" ORU 2 → 1) to negate the effect of a Spell/Trap Card and destroy it. The attack continues (Yuma 4000 → 1300). Carlyle Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma Sets a monster. Carlyle activates his face-down "Surprise Inspection", flipping the monster face-up. It is "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800). This would be a violation of the dress code, so Caswell moves to return it to Yuma's hand. Yuma activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Clear Robe", reducing the ATK and DEF of "Gagaga Girl" to 0 and negating its effect to prevent it from leaving the field. Carlyle activates the effect of "Norito", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Norito" ORU 1 → 0) to negate and destroy "Clear Robe". Therefore, Caswell's ruling stands and "Gagaga Girl" returns to Yuma's hand. As Yuma controls no monsters and the effect of his Spell/Trap Card was negated, Yuma sends the "Tatakawa Knight" in his hand to the Graveyard via its own effect to inflict 1500 damage (Carlyle 4000 → 2500). Yuma activates "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Tamagushi" (1000/2200) from Carlyle's Graveyard in Defense Position. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 4: Carlyle
At this point, Caswell stops the ruling. The duel will be conducted as a Normal Duel from this point.

Carlyle draws and activates "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force", letting him Rank-Up the Rank 6 "Norito" in order to Special Summon a "CXyz" monster of one Rank higher. He performs a Chaos Xyz Evolution, overlaying "Norito" to Special Summon "CXyz Simon the Great Moral Leader" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. He activates its effect, detaching the overlaid "Norito" ("Simon" ORU 1 → 0) to change "Tamagushi" to Attack Position. "Simon" attacks "Tamagushi" with Yuma activating his face-down "Half Unbreak", preventing the destruction of "Tamaguchi" by battle and halving the Battle Damage (Yuma 1300 → 300). As his monster battled and its target was not destroyed, Carlyle activates "Double Check", destroying the monster.

Turn 5: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000) and activates "Gagagawind", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his hand with its Level increased by 1. He Special Summons "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800) in Attack Position, with its Level increasing by 1, to 4. Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. As "Gagaga Girl" was used as an Overlay Unit with another "Gagaga" monster, its effect activates, reducing the ATK of "Simon" to 0 (3000 → 0). "Utopia" attacks and destroys "Simon" (Carlyle 2500 → 0).

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Carlyle Chesterton
Girag
Flashbacks

Mistakes

77 Mistake old Backings

Incorrect card backings.

In the original, when "Gagaga Girl" returns to Yuma's hand, his hand contains the card backings used in the previous series. This was corrected in the dub.

Differences in adaptations

  • The skirt length differences of "Tamagushi the Righteous" are removed from the dub. However, "Tamagushi" still blushes.
  • "Gagaga Girl" running toward "Gagaga Magician" is cut from the dub.
  • Caswell helping Spencer in a flashback is cut from the dub.
  • Caswell's ruling of Tori's, Summer's, and Jen's skirts being too short is changed to "No gossiping!". However, they are still seen blushing.

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