|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 125|
不死身の槍術士 Ｓ・Ｈ・Ｄａｒｋ Ｋｎｉｇｈｔ
Fujimi no Sōjutsushi Sairento Onāzu Dāku Naito
The Immortal Spearman - Silent Honors Dark Knight
|Japanese air date||
October 13, 2013
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode listing (season 2)|
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"The Immortal Spearman - Silent Honors Dark Knight" is the one-hundred and twenty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on October 13, 2013.
Nasch supplies the Seven Barian Emperors with the trump card of the Barians: "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One". Yet while Quattro is able to fight back thanks to the card Quinton gave him, unfortunately the other Barian Emperors are able to defeat Yuma's group of allies!
SummaryAs Nasch declares "Barian's Chaos Draw", each of the other involved Emperors draws their card, holding it high above their heads as each is engulfed in light. As the resulting pillars of light radiate upward, Tori wonders what they are, while Astral says that he's never felt something this powerful before. Everyone else in the car simply stares in shock. Quattro wonders what's going on and Nasch says that he did tell him before - the real power of the Seven Barian Emperors is born of Chaos. As the light dissipates, Nasch plays his drawn card - "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One". He explains that it will Rank-Up an Over-Hundred "Number" into a "Chaos Number". Quattro is confused and reminds Nasch that his "Number" is in the Graveyard. Nasch responds that it doesn't matter - this card will target it no matter where it is, though its effects will be negated if it is from the Graveyard. "Number 101: Silent Honors Ark Knight" is Special Summoned from the Graveyard and Nasch reconstructs the Overlay Network at the same time as the other Emperors - Girag with "Number 106: Giant Hand", Alito with "Number 105: Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus", Merag with "Number 103: Ragna Zero", Mizar with "Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" and Dumon with "Number 102: Star Seraph Sentry". Each of them performs a Chaos Xyz Evolution.
Each of the human Duelists utters a short comment. Dextra and Bronk only say "Over-Hundred Chaos Number" in shock, but Nistro is pleased his blood is pumping now. Roku says they still have to win, while Kaze is worried about being disgraced in this Duel. Anna says they can't afford to lose, while Nelson tells Mizar to bring it on. Still watching the Duel, Vector is shocked at Nasch's power. Don Thousand tells him that such power was impossible to attain until now and seems surprised that Nasch could pass that power to the other Emperors. Vector muses that with power like that, they should be able to beat the humans even if they gang up on them, but wonders if Nasch can truly fight his friend. Nasch thinks back to just after he recovered his memories. Looking out at the abyss in the Barian World, still in his human form, he stares at the picture inside the pendant he wears around his neck, showing his human family. Rio approaches him, calling him "Reginald". She comments he's come back to this spot again, but he tells her not to call him that anymore. She asks if she should call him "Nasch" now. With tears in her eyes, she states that the souls that were sent to the Barian World were burned in the fires of war and carried the weight of anger and sorrow. She blames herself for it, or rather, her actions in her previous life. Nasch in turn blames himself, as his hatred in that life led them here, while ripping the pendant from his neck. Rio wonders if he can really fight against Yuma and the others. He responds with a yell that he will - as Nasch, he will force himself to forget his own friends. He throws the pendant into the abyss, yelling "for the sake of the Barian World!" Back in the present, Nasch activates the effect of "Dark Knight", which lets him attach a monster his opponent controls to it as a Chaos Overlay Unit. Quattro comments that he doesn't even need to use an existing Overlay Unit to do this. Nasch targets "Number C15: Gimmick Puppet Serial Killer" and yells "Dark Soul Over" as "Dark Knight" shoots a blast of pink energy from its lance, which engulfs "Serial Killer" in a massive explosion, with the energy being brought back and made into a Chaos Overlay Unit.
Nasch boasts that this nonsense will end now and orders "Dark Knight" to attack directly. It shoots another blast from its lance and Quattro is thrown backwards in the explosion. Nasch says "Good-bye", but when the smoke clears, Quattro painfully gets to his feet. Quattro declares that he'll drag "Reginald" back no matter what. Even if he's accepted his fate, Quattro will beat sense into him. Nasch asks how he survived and a monster appears in front of Quattro. He explains that when the attack of "Dark Knight" was declared, he used the effect of the "Gimmick Puppet Shadow Feeler" in his Graveyard, Special Summoning it in Attack Position and making it the new attack target, with "Shadow Feeler" preventing its own destruction by battle. This reduced his Life Points to 100 - just enough to survive. Nasch says it wasn't a bad move, but it makes him want to destroy Quattro even more. He ends his turn, commenting that he's surprised that the "cheating Champion of East Asia" was able to come this far. Quattro responds that he will keep going and reforge the bonds of friendship. Nasch calls those bonds nonsense, adding that he's tired of pretending he was friends with anyone. Shocked, Quattro asks if he's serious, with Nasch claiming that he was - he would never feel sentimental things such as bonds or friendship. He urges Quattro to hate him, to not think of him as a friend, but as an enemy he must defeat. Quattro responds that even if Nasch believes the bonds of friendship are dead, he can still reforge them.
Quattro draws and then equips "Shadow Feeler" with "Overlay Satellite". A small satellite appears and begins to orbit "Shadow Feeler". Quattro explains that this allows the equipped monster to be treated as two Overlay Units. The satellite fires a blast and "Shadow Feeler" is duplicated. Quattro overlays his two Level 8 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings" in Attack Position, adding that "Overlay Satellite" now becomes an Overlay Unit but that the Xyz Monster cannot attack this turn. Nasch questions why he'd Summon a 3000 ATK monster that can't attack and adds that Quattro's words will never reach Nasch's heart, no matter how loud they are. Quattro responds that he'll just have to make them echo so loudly that Nasch will be forced to hear them, then. He activates the effect of "Strings", detaching an Overlay Unit to place a String Counter on all other monsters on the field. Red strings rain down and snare "Dark Knight" and he explains that monsters with String Counters will be destroyed during Nasch's next End Phase, inflicting damage to Nasch equal to the destroyed monster's ATK. He continues that "Shadow Feeler" banishes itself if its detached and proceeds to activate "Banish Reactor" as one of his cards was banished. This lets him add a card from his Graveyard to his hand. He chooses "Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force". Nasch quips that he wasted too much time and effort to bring back that "make-believe" chaos card. Quattro emphatically yells that this is a card his older brother entrusted him with, a card filled with the feelings of someone he believes in. He adds that even Nasch should understand that and that he is pouring his heart and soul into this Duel. Nasch questions why he's saying such strange things and Quattro reminds him that it was he and Yuma that turned him into such a person. Now, he wishes to return the favor and turn Nasch back into the person he was before.
As Quattro activates "Argent Chaos Force", his crest radiates outward and he declares a Chaos Xyz Evolution, his face contorting in pain. He chants, "using the fruits of human wisdom, I revive the Devil" and "Number C40: Gimmick Puppet Devil's Strings" appears in Attack Position. Quattro immediately activates its effect, which destroys all monsters that have String Counters. Nasch asks "what did you say?", while Quattro declares "Melody of Massacre". "Devil's Strings" fires a blast from its sword, which destroys "Dark Knight" and Quattro reveals he'll take damage equal to the monster's ATK, determining that now his feelings will slap some sense back into Nasch. As the explosion engulfs Nasch, he's thrown backwards and reverts to his human form. He wonders to himself if these are truly Quattro's feelings before hitting the ground hard, his Life Points at 200. Quattro explains that the other effect of "Devil's Strings" lets him draw a card whenever it destroys a monster. Nasch begins to rise, but wonders to himself again if Quattro's feelings are truly this strong. Quattro speculates that since his body turned back to human form, Nasch must have regained part of his heart. Nasch rises and declares he's activating the effect of "Dark Knight". When it is destroyed while it has Overlay Units, he can Special Summon it from his Graveyard. He shouts "Return from Limbo" as "Dark Knight" reappears and then explains that he now gains Life Points equal to the ATK of "Dark Knight". A shining orb from the spear of "Dark Knight" restores his Life Points to 3000. Quattro says he managed to pull himself back together, but adds that "Dark Knight" has no Overlay Units now. He orders "Devil's Strings" to attack, but Nasch activates his face-down "Overlay Connect", which lets him attach that card to an Xyz Monster he controls with no Overlay Units. "Devil's Strings" fires a burst from its sword, destroying "Dark Knight" and reducing Nasch to 2500 Life Points. Quattro determines that his words didn't reach Nasch, then and draws another card as "Devil's Strings" destroyed a monster. Nasch claims "Dark Knight" can revive an infinite amount of times and declares "Return from Limbo" again, reviving "Dark Knight" and increasing his Life Points to 5300.
Nasch claims he is the "Barian's Guardian", the protector of a vast number of souls that have yet to mature. Behind him appear the members of the army of the United Lands of the Poseidon Ocean, their eyes glowing pink. Nasch urges Quattro to give up - his words will never reach Nasch's heart. Quattro responds he'll never give up no matter how many Life Points Nasch has and that he's sure that Nasch is still Reginald Kastle, no matter what he looks like. Nasch growls and Quattro Sets a card. Nasch draws and orders "Dark Knight" to absorb "Devil's Strings". As it appears as a Chaos Overlay Unit, Vector comments to himself that humanity's short-lived hope ends here - the next attack will send Quattro to hell. Quattro activates his face-down "Panic Shuffle" as his Xyz Monster was targeted by an opponent's card effect. It switches all monsters on the field to Defense Position and prevent them from switching again until the End Phase. Then, all Spell and Trap Cards in both players' Graveyards will be returned to their respective Decks. Two Graveyard portals manifest and two yellow beams fire out of one into Nasch's Deck, while five fire out of the other into Quattro's. Nasch says he managed to stave off defeat a little longer and Sets a card to end his turn. Nasch thinks to himself that even after throwing away his humanity, Quattro is still trying to reach him with his white-hot passion. His fist shaking, he thinks that he doesn't want that passion - he just wants Quattro to feel all-consuming hatred for him. Raising his arm, white energy discs radiate out from his hand and he tells Quattro that he wishes to show him something. Five screens appear in front of Quattro, where he can see the progress of the other Duels. Dextra vows that she can't give up yet as she gets to her feet. Bronk tells Yuma to wait for him - he will reforge his bonds with Rio. Nistro tells Alito that no matter how many times he is punched, he will continue to rise for Yuma's sake. Kaze claims that even if their bodies perish, the "blades of their hearts" will never shatter. Roku agrees and says they'll protect Yuma even at the cost of their lives. Nelson claims that justice can never lose and Anna adds that love will always win and that she'll protect Yuma no matter what. Pointing at Mizar, she tells him to bring it on.In the car, Yuma finally regains consciousness, causing Tori to giggle happily. He struggles to speak and Cathy says she's glad to see he's alright. Yuma asks if everyone else is okay. Astral mutters his name, but Caswell perks up and claims that everyone is fine. Yuma mutters that he understands before closing his eyes again. Nasch asks if Quattro is worried about what will become of his other friends and says that it is his "fanservice" to him. A large energy blast hits Anna and Nelson, reducing them both to 0 Life Points. As "Number C107" vanishes, Mizar simply says "farewell." Anna apologizes to Yuma, while Nelson expresses shock that the "hero of justice" has lost. They both vanish and their souls fly towards the Barian World. Girag claims that no matter what his opponents do, they are helpless before "Giant Red Hand". Clasping his fist, he says he will crush them in the palm of his hand. A large fire attack hits both Roku and Kaze, with Kaze saying he has no regrets before vanishing. Roku apologizes to Yuma, disappointed that he won't see his apprentice grow up. Alito harshly tells Nistro to burn and suffer from the heat and boasts that his fists will burn him to pieces until the fires of malice reduce him to nothing. "Comet Cestus" fires a beam and Nistro is reduced to 0 Life Points. He says that the Duel was pretty exciting, but apologizes to Yuma for failing to pay the Barians back and repay his debt to Yuma. Dumon tells Dextra she fought well, but tells her to rest now as his attack blasts her backwards. As she fades, she calls herself pathetic for being unable to stall longer. Merag tells Bronk that she acknowledges the feelings he sent her in this Duel, but calls them nothing more than a nuisance right now. Bronk curses, saying he had to win for Yuma's sake - he was supposed to return to Yuma with Rio at his side. As his soul flies towards the Barian World, tears stream down Merag's face. The screens vanish and Nasch tells Quattro that every one of his friends has been defeated. Their bodies were crushed, twisted and broken, helpless before the overwhelming power of the Barians. Quattro simply hangs his head and Nasch tells him that it's his turn. He asks if Quattro's heart has now broken. Clenching his fist, Quattro angrily responds that he can scarcely believe how far Nasch has fallen - to become this vile of a demon with a heart beyond saving. Nasch thinks that this is a good sign and urges Quattro to hate him as a Barian. He believes that by defeating Quattro, he can bury the last link to "Reginald Kastle". Quattro mutters "Reginald", but finally yells that he's no longer Reginald Kastle. Nasch responds that he's right; he is Nasch now. He urges Quattro to continue as his Barian Emblem glows and he resumes his Barian form. His voice adopting a demonic tone, he tells Quattro he'll join his friends in hell soon.
Nasch vs. Quattro
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Turn 4: Nasch
Nasch activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", which allows him to target and Special Summon a "Number 10X" monster from his Graveyard or Extra Deck and Special Summon it, ignoring the Summoning conditions and negating its effects if its from the Graveyard. Then, he can Special Summon from his Extra Deck, 1 "C" monster that is 1 Rank higher than that monster he controls, by using it as the Overlay Unit. Via this effect, he Special Summons "Number 101: Silent Honors Ark Knight" from his Graveyard and Ranks it Up it while performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C101: Silent Honors Dark Knight" (2800/1500) in Attack Position. He then activates the effect of "Dark Knight", letting him target a monster Quattro controls and attach it to "Dark Knight" as an Overlay Unit. He targets "Number C15: Gimmick Puppet Serial Killer". "Dark Knight" attacks directly, but Quattro activates the effect of the "Gimmick Puppet Shadow Feeler" in his Graveyard as his opponent declared a direct attack, Special Summoning in face-up Attack Position and changing the attack target to it, though it will not be destroyed by battle (Quattro 1900 → 100).
Turn 5: Quattro
Quattro equips "Shadow Feeler" with "Overlay Satellite", whose effect allows the equipped monster to be treated as two monsters when it is used for as an Overlay Unit. It will also be attached to the Summoned Xyz Monster as an Overlay Unit, but the Summoned monster will be unable to attack this turn. Using these effects, Quattro overlays his two Level 8 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings" (3000/2000) in Attack Position. He then activates its effect, detaching an Overlay Unit to place a String Counter on "Dark Knight". Since "Shadow Feeler" was used as an Overlay Unit and was sent to the Graveyard, it is instead banished via its own effect. This allows Quattro to activate "Banish Reactor", whose effect allows him to add a card to his hand from his Graveyard when a card he possesses is banished. He adds "Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force" to his hand and activates it, Ranking Up "Gimmick Puppet of Strings" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C40: Gimmick Puppet Devil's Strings" (3300/2000) in Attack Position. He activates its effect, which allows him to destroy all monsters on the field with String Counters, and inflict damage to the controller equal to the combined original ATK of each of their destroyed monsters. "Dark Knight" is destroyed (Nasch 3000 → 200). Quattro activates the other effect of "Devil's Strings", which allows him to draw a card when it destroys a monster by battle or by using its effect. Nasch activates the other effect of "Dark Knight"; when it is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard while it has Overlay Units, he can Special Summon it (2800/1500) from his Graveyard and then gain Life Points equal to its original ATK (Nasch 200 → 3000). "Devil's Strings" attacks "Dark Knight", but Nasch activates his face-down "Overlay Connect", which allows him to target 1 face-up Xyz Monster he controls that has no Overlay Units and attach this card to that target as an Overlay Unit. The attack continues and "Dark Knight" is destroyed (Nasch 3000 → 2500). Quattro again activates the other effect of "Devil's Strings" and draws a card. Nasch activates the effect of "Dark Knight" to Special Summon it back to the field as it had an Overlay Unit when it was destroyed and gain Life Points equal to its ATK (Nasch 2500 → 5300). Quattro Sets a card.
Turn 6: Nasch
Nasch activates the effect of "Dark Knight" and attaches "Devil's Strings" to it. Quattro activates his face-down "Panic Shuffle". When a face-up Xyz Monster he controls is targeted by an opponent's card effect, Quattro can change all Attack Position monsters currently on the field to face-up Defense Position and then shuffle all Spell and Trap Cards in both players' Graveyards into their Decks. The monsters cannot change their battle positions until the End Phase of this turn. Nasch Sets a card.
Duel continues in the next episode.
Merag vs. Bronk Stone
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Merag activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", Ranking Up "Number 103: Ragna Zero" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C103: Ragna Infinity" (2800/???) in Attack Position.
Dumon vs. Dextra
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Dumon activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", Ranking Up "Number 102: Star Seraph Sentry" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C102: Fallen Star Seraph - Noble Archfiend" (2900/???) in Attack Position.
Mizar vs. Anna Kaboom and Nelson Andrews
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Mizar activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", Ranking Up "Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" (4500/3000) in Attack Position.
Alito vs. Nistro
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Alito activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", Ranking Up "Number 105: Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C105: Battlin' Boxer Comet Cestus" (2800/2000) in Attack Position.
Girag vs. Kaze and Roku
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Girag activates "Rank-Up-Magic The Seventh One", Ranking Up "Number 106: Giant Hand" and performing a Chaos Xyz Evolution to Special Summon "Number C106: Giant Red Hand" (2600/2000) in Attack Position.
An unknown amount of time is skipped, but this card destroys "Black Luster Soldier" and "Blade Armor Ninja" and defeats Roku and Kaze, though whether it was through an attack or effect is unknown (Roku 0, Kaze 0).
- Almost every time the Seven Barian Emperors are shown one at a time, the order is the same as their "Over-Hundred Numbers" or reversed (though Vector is often left out since he wasn't dueling) with an occasional switch involving Merag/Rio.
The following cards appeared in this episode. cards in italics debuted here.