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"Outclassed and Outmatched", known as "My Name is Astral" - The Strongest Duelist!!" in the Japanese version, is the one hundred and forty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on March 16, 2014 on Hulu on February 15, 2015.

Astral, who now possesses all of the "Numbers", Summons five forms of "Utopia", showing Yuma the true extent of his power, and not giving him an inch of mercy! Though Yuma is overwhelmed by their full fury, he doesn't flinch or falter, but rather enjoys the Duel with Astral, with his entire heart, body and soul. However, in this Duel between the two of them, lies a certain hidden, serious condition, signed by both Yuma and Astral...?

Summary

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Yuma admits he's enjoying facing his own ace card.

Yuma recalls what is at stake in this Duel. If Astral wins, he'll annihilate the Barian World. Yuma had vowed not to let him do that, wagering the Numeron Code on one more Duel. Astral has told him that if he wins he'll also erase all memories Yuma had of Astral in addition to destroying the Barian World. In the present, Astral asks if Yuma has already lost the will to fight. He muses it was a hundred years too early to challenge him to a Duel (in the dub, Astral chides Yuma for his reckless decision to challenge Astral to a Duel). He activates "Xyz Treasure", letting him draw a card for each Xyz Monster on the field. There are five, so he draws five cards, Sets three and ends his turn. Trey remarks that with five forms of "Utopia" on the field and Astral armed with all the "Numbers", Yuma is still surviving. Quattro agrees, saying he's still doing pretty well. Quinton tells them that Astral is playing seriously, as the Numeron Code is on the line (in the dub, Quattro compares Astral's Dueling strategy to a lion playing with its appetizer, while Quinton notes that despite Yuma's growth as a Duelist, he's still outclassed and outmatched by Astral). Dextra says she expected this of Astral, while Nistro is surprised at such overwhelming power (in the dub, Dextra is surprised that Yuma has given up, while Nistro remarks that this is no surprise because Yuma's best friend is overwhelming him). Caswell remarks that it's a lop-sided Duel (in the dub, Flip speaks at this point, commenting that this Duel is anything but friendly) and Anna believes Astral has gone overboard.

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The group reacts to Yuma's declaration.

Bronk tells them that though this is their first Duel, it will be their last and they've been waiting ages for it (in the dub, Bronk says Astral is Dueling Yuma as if he was his worst enemy). Cathy closes her eyes and says she can't watch anymore, while Tori recalls Yuma telling her what Astral will do if he wins and mutters Yuma's name. Astral tells him it's his turn now, but wonders if he's already broken his heart and soul to pieces (in the dub, Astral tells Yuma it's pointless to continue, especially with his limited intellect). Yuma starts laughing hysterically and gets to his feet. He remarks how cool "Utopia" and its other forms are. Astral seems confused, but Yuma explains that until now, he's only ever seen "Utopia" from the back, as he was the one using it. Now he gets a front-row set to see five forms side-by-side. He admits it's way cooler than he'd though it would be. He muses that it's annoying not to be the one using them, but adds that they fit Astral like a glove. Calming himself, he tells Astral he won't pull any punches now. Quattro says he's getting fired up now and Trey remarks he hasn't given up yet. Quinton adds that that's just like him. Nistro remarks in the same fashion and Dextra tells him that Yuma's not changed a bit. Anna wonders if he can really fight against this, with Nelson saying this is ridiculous. Bronk reminds them that "Numbers" can't be destroyed by anything other than another "Number". Cathy wonders what he could do against that. Tori seems to realize what Yuma is planning and urges him on.
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"Gagaga Magician" and "Gagaga Mancer".

Yuma draws, while Astral mentally urges him to get fired up - otherwise, he'll be unable to get back what he lost. Yuma activates "Xyz Treasure", drawing five cards. He Normal Summons "Gagaga Mancer", revealing that once per turn, this monster can Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his Graveyard. "Mancer" throws its staff into the ground, where it glows before vanishing as "Gagaga Magician" rises from the Graveyard portal. Astral remarks he has two Level 4 monsters and wonders what he's planning. Yuma tells him not to get ahead of himself and activates his face-down "Gagagamirage". This will let him treat a "Gagaga" monster on the field as two monsters for an Xyz Summon, while also letting him ignore Attribute and Type conditions for an Xyz Summon once per turn. Yuma overlays "Gagaga Mancer" to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Cowboy", then does the same with "Gagaga Magician" to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Samurai". Yuma activates the effect of "Gagaga Samurai", detaching an Overlay Unit to let "Gagaga" monsters attack twice this turn. "Samurai" slices its Overlay Unit and blue light covers both monsters.

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"Gagaga Cowboy" fires.

Yuma then activates the effect of "Gagaga Cowboy", detaching an Overlay Unit to increase its ATK by 1000 and reduce the ATK of the monster it battles by 500. Astral reminds him that the effect of "Number 39: Utopia Beyond" protects his monsters from being affected by card effects, so "Cowboy" cannot destroy any of Astral's monsters. Yuma says he's wrong, prompting Astral to yell "what!?" ("Partner?!" in the dub) Yuma activates the effect of the "Gagaga Mancer" in his Graveyard, banishing it to increase the ATK of a "Gagaga" monster he controls by 500. The ATK of "Cowboy" rises to 3000 total. Cathy excitedly yells that its ATK rose again and Yuma orders "Cowboy" to attack "Number C39: Utopia Ray". "Utopia Ray" explodes in a hail of bullets, reducing Astral to 4750. Anna says a "Number" was destroyed by a non-"Number". Yuma orders "Cowboy" to attack again and "Number C39: Utopia Ray V" is riddled with bullets and Astral's Life Points fall to 4350. Trey is shocked Yuma managed to destroy two forms of "Utopia". Quinton remarks that Yuma is keeping his cool and that since "Utopia Ray" and "Utopia Ray V" were Summoned via Quick-Play Spell Cards that negated their effects, a non-"Number" was able to destroy them. Quattro seems quite impressed by Yuma's play.

Astral says he'll give Yuma credit for his move, but points out that "Cowboy" can no longer attack, so they've reached a deadlock. Yuma claims only Astral is deadlocked. He activates the Quick-Play Spell Card, "Gagaga Mirror Slash". This lets him target a "Gagaga" monster and change its name and ATK to the same as the monster it battles, while preventing it from being destroyed by battle and inflicting damage to the opponent equal to the ATK of any monsters it destroyed. Astral yells "What!", while Yuma specifies he's targeting "Samurai". Yuma orders "Samurai" to attack "Utopia Beyond". "Samurai" reverts to an energy form and streams towards its target, its energy form shifting into that of "Utopia Beyond" and its ATK rising to 3000. Yuma declares "Rising Sun Beyond Slash" and "Utopia Beyond" explodes. Yuma reminds Astral that "Gagaga Mirror Slash" will inflict damage to Astral equal to the destroyed monster's ATK now. Astral is thrown onto his back, his Life Points at 1350.

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"Gagaga Samurai" takes the form of "Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory".

Yuma orders his next attack and "Samurai" takes the form of "Utopia Ray Victory", its ATK becoming 2800. Bronk, Flip and Tori remark that if the attack goes through, Astral will lose. Astral activates his face-down "Heat & Heal", which lets him gain Life Points equal to the ATK of the "Number" with the lowest Rank on the field. That monster is "Utopia", so he gains 2500 Life Points, bringing him back to 3850. Yuma declares "Rising Sun Double Victory Slash" and "Victory" explodes.

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The Duel begins taking its toll on Astral.

Astral screams as his Life Points fall to 1050. As he hits the ground, Astral begins to fade in and out. Yuma yells his name, but Astral reveals that "Heat & Heal" then attachs to "Utopia" as a Overlay Unit. Yuma asks if he's alright. Astral admits he was a bit careless, and muses that when Yuma was looking at the five forms, he should have noticed - Yuma wasn't just staring at them talking about how cool they were. Yuma says he caught him, then. Astral remarks that Yuma was putting on a act, being surprised at Astral bringing out all the forms of "Utopia". Yuma tells him he did the brainstorming of his life to build his Deck for this Duel. He did so while remembering all the times they fought together and says it's thanks to Astral he's become as strong as he is.

Yuma goes on to tell Astral that it was him to that gave him the confidence to overcome everything - that and "kattobingu". He believes he and Astral are like one mind and body now - if Yuma can believe in others, Astral should be able to as well. Yuma vows to make Astral believe in others again, so they can create a better tomorrow. There is no way he'll give up. Yuma says that even if Astral is the strongest Duelist in the universe, Yuma will gamble on the 1 in 10,000 chance he has to win. Astral tells Yuma to come at him and says he's fighting with everything he has, as a denizen of the Astral World (in the dub, Astral tells Yuma there's nothing he can do to change his mind because he will not let Yuma win, and he must defend the Astral World). Quattro remarks that they're at odds with one another. Trey seems surprised (in the dub, Quattro and Trey are confused by Astral's words, but the latter is suspicious about something), but Quinton seems to see something else. He realizes that Astral's mission is to erase the Barian World with the Numeron Code - he must be refusing to budge on that matter. Trey says Yuma would never let that happen. Quinton tells him that's why Yuma is Dueling then. Trey wonders why Astral would do this though - he knows Yuma best. Quinton agrees, believing there is something off about this Duel (this final exchange is cut from the dub).

Yuma Sets three cards and the ATK of "Cowboy" returns to 1500. Astral draws and Yuma tells him to bring it on. Astral orders "Utopia" to attack "Cowboy", but Yuma activates his face-down "Half Unbreak", halving the battle damage and preventing the destruction of "Cowboy" by battle. Astral says he'll activate a Trap as well then - "Absolute Buster". This card negates any effects that would protect a monster from being destroyed. Yuma says Astral read his move and "Absolute Buster" fires a beam which dissipates the bubble shield generated by "Half Unbreak". Astral declares "Rising Sun Slash" and "Utopia" destroys "Cowboy". Yuma's Life Points fall to 900 as he's blasted backwards. Cathy closes her eyes and Tori yells Yuma's name. Astral tells Yuma that they both know everything about one another - and that is why he cannot give a single inch in this Duel. Astral Sets three cards to end his turn and tells Yuma to come at him (in the dub, Astral commends Yuma for improving his Dueling skills, but reminds him he is nowhere as good as he is; he also tells Yuma that he thought he knew his strategies, but he was wrong). Seeing Astral and "Utopia" before him, Yuma thinks to himself that meeting Astral was the first time he ever had an Xyz Monster - and that monster was "Utopia". Knowing he hasn't forgotten the feelings he had when he Xyz Summoned the first time, he vowed to continue fighting - "Utopia" truly was his hope (in the dub, Yuma also reminds himself that he has to fight against "Utopia" in order to defeat Astral). Yuma yells "kattobingu" and draws, with Astral mentally urging him on (Astral's inner monologue is cut from the dub).

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Yuma's bluff is successful.

Yuma activates "Gagagarevenge", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his Graveyard and equip "Gagagarevenge" to it. He revives "Gagaga Cowboy" and tells Astral he's coming with everything he has now. He orders "Cowboy" to attack "Utopia". Astral is incredulous. Anna says "Cowboy" has less ATK and Trey adds that "Cowboy" has no Overlay Units either (in the dub, Trey calls the attack nuts because the stress of the Duel must have gotten to Yuma's head). Seeing the ATK difference of 1000 and Yuma's Life Points at only 900, two Set cards and a card still in his hand, Astral realizes something must be going on with this attack. He activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate the attack. He declares "Light Wing Shield" and the fist of "Cowboy" rebounds off the shield. Yuma says he took the bait. Astral mutters "what?" and Yuma activates his face-down "Light Wing Bumper". When an attack is negated with a monster effect, that monster loses 800 ATK. The ATK of "Utopia" falls to 1700. Astral is shocked. He muses that Yuma knew he would negate the attack, then. Yuma says he figured he could get Astral to flinch at the last second that way. Yuma orders "Samurai" to attack "Utopia". Astral's Life Points fall to 850 as "Utopia" detonates. Yuma does several back flips, cheering.

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Astral prepares to Rank-Down.

Astral compliments him, saying he wagered victory or defeat on a bluff. He thinks only Yuma could pull off a Duel like this. Bronk cheers that Yuma actually defeated all five forms of "Utopia". Cathy says he did a good job and Nistro is impressed as well. Dextra remarks that he even pulled this off with Astral as his opponent. Quattro says he had him nervous there for a second, with Trey telling him that's how Yuma is, though. Yuma tells Astral that Dueling against him is even more awesome than he could have imagined. But it would be better if the threat wasn't hanging over his head. Remembering Astral's vow to destroy the Barian World, Yuma is somber. He asks Astral if he forgot something though. When Yuma defeated Eliphas, they agreed that the Astral World doesn't have to Rank-Up anymore. - that wasn't the future they aimed for, to throw people aside without considering their feelings. Yuma says he found a future where you don't need to Rank-Up and asks if Eliphas didn't entrust that very future to them. Yuma tells him that they can start over no matter what, so long as they understand each other (in the dub, Yuma's story is different: whenever he had to Duel, the fate of the galaxy was at stake; he lost Shark, Kite, and some of his closest friends during the battle against the Barians. Yuma was going to quit Dueling until Astral's mission dragged him into having this Duel. He finishes by asking why he had to risk something whenever he had to Duel). Astral vows he'll never forgot Yuma's words or the times they spent together for even an instant (in the dub, Astral questions if this Duel was the only way to get Yuma to Duel again). Yuma mutters Astral's name, while Astral says he will fulfill the pact they signed together. Yuma asks what pact he means and Astral responds that there is an answer in every Duel (in the dub, Astral reminds Yuma that he solves problems through Dueling, and beckons him to find a solution through this Duel). Astral activates his face-down "Rank-Down-Magic Utopia Fall", prompting Yuma to yell "RANK-DOWN-MAGIC?!" Astral reveals that when a "Number" he controls is destroyed, this card will let him Xyz Summon an Xyz Monster of a lower Rank and attach the destroyed monster to it as an Overlay Unit. He declares "Xyz Devolution!" and Xyz Summons "Number 39: Utopia Roots" in Attack Position. Yuma is shocked that Astral Ranked-Down and mutters "Utopia Roots..." (in the dub, Yuma realizes that Astral must have wanted "Utopia Roots" on the field).

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"Gagaga Samurai" moves to defend.

Yuma Sets a card and ends his turn, with Astral telling him it's time to get back what he lost. Yuma asks what he means, but Astral's response is to start his turn. He activates "Number Fortification", which he can equip to a "Utopic" monster to increase its ATK by 1500. Then he can attach two "Numbers" from his Extra Deck to it as Overlay Units. Its ATK rises to 2000 and Astral attaches "Number 32: Shark Drake" and "Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" to it as Overlay Units. The two monsters appear to the right and left of "Roots" before becoming Overlay Units. Yuma asks why he attached Shark and Kite's cards as Overlay Units. Astral says he will never forget fighting alongside them - or alongside Yuma. He says that fate has placed hardships on Yuma's shoulders. Even with his heart, body and soul smashed to tatters, Yuma survived and the two of them won. Astral tells him he's unaware of the most important thing that has been stolen from him, though, but that Astral remembers. Astral orders "Utopia Roots" to attack "Gagaga Cowboy", but Yuma activates the effect of "Gagaga Samurai". When a "Gagaga" monster is attacked, he can redirect the attack target to "Samurai" and change it to Defense Position. "Samurai" vaults in front of "Cowboy" and crosses its swords as it switches positions.

Astral activates his face-down "Rank Revolution". If he controls only one Xyz Monster, this card will negate the effects of all Xyz Monsters with higher Ranks. Thus, "Samurai" is blown away from "Cowboy" and Astral declares "Rising Sun Roots Slash", destroying "Cowboy" and reducing Yuma's Life Points to 400. Tori gasps, while Astral activates a Continuous Trap Card called "Overlay Accel". When a Xyz Monster destroys a monster by battle, this card will let it detach an Overlay Unit to attack again. Yuma asks "wh..what?!" and Astral says "Utopia Roots" has three Overlay Units. Anna says that if this goes on, Yuma will lose here. Astral detaches "Shark Drake", prompting its spectral form to join in on the attack against "Samurai", who explodes. Astral yells that Yuma must take back what is most important to him - the thing that was stolen from him. As rubble flies and Yuma falls backwards, he wonders what that could be.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Astral

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 2: Astral
Astral activates "Xyz Treasure", letting him draw cards equal to the number of Xyz Monsters on the field, meaning five. Astral Sets three cards.

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"Number 39: Utopia Beyond" protects Astral's monsters.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma also activates "Xyz Treasure", letting him draw five cards as there are still five Xyz Monsters on the field. He Normal Summons "Gagaga Mancer" (100/100). Yuma activates the effect of "Gagaga Mancer", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his Graveyard. Yuma Special Summons "Gagaga Magician" in Attack Position (1500/1000). Yuma activates his face-down "Gagagamirage", allowing him to treat "Gagaga" monsters he controls as two Overlay Units for the Xyz Summon of an Xyz Monster, while also allowing Yuma to ignore any Type and Attribute requirements needed to Summon one of the monsters Xyz Summoned this way this turn. He overlays his "Gagaga Mancer", treated as two monsters, to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Cowboy" in Attack Position (1500/2400), ignoring its requirement of an EARTH monster. He then overlays his "Gagaga Magician" treated as two monsters to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Samurai" in Attack Position (1900/1600).

Yuma activates the effect of "Samurai", detaching an Overlay Unit to allow all "Gagaga" monsters to attack twice this turn. Yuma then activates the effect of "Gagaga Cowboy", detaching an Overlay Unit increase its ATK by 1000 (1500 → 2500) and decrease one the ATK of one of Astral's monsters by 500. However, due to the effect of "Number 39: Utopia Beyond", his cards are unaffected by card effects, so the ATK of his monsters cannot be lowered. Yuma activates the effect of the "Gagaga Mancer" in his Graveyard, banishing it to increase the ATK of a "Gagaga" monster he controls by 500. He targets "Cowboy" (2500 → 3000).

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"Gagaga Samurai" destroys "Utopia Beyond".

"Cowboy" attacks and destroys "Number C39: Utopia Ray" (Astral 5250 → 4750), despite not being a "Number" monster, as the effects of "Utopia Ray" were negated as it was Summoned via "Grave Chaos". "Cowboy" attacks and destroys "Utopia Ray V" (4750 → 4350) despite not being a "Number" monster, as the effects of "Utopia Ray V" were negated as it was Summoned with "Rank-Up-Magic Dark Force". Yuma activates "Gagaga Mirror Slash", letting a "Gagaga" monster he controls be unable to be destroyed by battle and change its ATK and name to that of the monster it battles (thus making it a "Number" monster). "Samurai" attacks and destroys "Utopia Beyond" ("Samurai" 1900 → 3000). Due to the second effect of "Gagaga Mirror Slash", Astral takes damage equal to the ATK of the destroyed monster (Astral 4350 → 1350). "Samurai" attacks "Utopia Ray Victory" ("Samurai" 3000 → 2800). Astral activates his face-down "Heat & Heal", letting him target the "Number" monster with the lowest Rank on his field and gain Life Points equal to its ATK. He targets "Utopia" (Astral 1350 → 3850). The attack continues and "Utopia Ray Victory" is destroyed and Astral takes damage equal to its ATK (Astral 3850 → 1050). The effect of "Heat & Heal" then attaches itself to "Utopia" as an Overlay Unit. Yuma Sets three cards.

Turn 4: Astral
"Utopia" attacks "Cowboy", but Yuma activates his face-down "Half Unbreak", preventing the destruction of "Cowboy" by battle and halving the battle damage. Astral activates his face-down "Absolute Buster", negating all card effects that prevent a card's destruction or negate an attack during this turn. "Gagaga Cowboy" is destroyed, but the effect of halving battle damage is not negated (Yuma 1400 → 900). Astral Sets three cards.

Turn 5: Yuma

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"Gagaga Samurai" attacks "Utopia".

Yuma activates "Gagagarevenge", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his Graveyard and equip it with "Gagagarevenge". He Special Summons "Cowboy" (1500/2400) in Attack Position. "Cowboy" attacks "Utopia", but Astral activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate the attack. As an attack was negated, Yuma activates his face-down "Light Wing Bumper", negating the effect of "Utopia" and decreasing its ATK by 800 (2500 → 1700). "Samurai" attacks and destroys "Utopia" (Astral 1050 → 850). As a "Number" monster he controls was destroyed, Astral activates his face-down "Rank-Down-Magic Utopia Fall", letting him Special Summon an Xyz Monster from his Extra Deck whose Rank is lower than the destroyed "Number", using the "Number" as an Overlay Unit. Astral Special Summons "Number 39: Utopia Roots" (500/100) in Attack Position, attaching "Utopia" to it as an Overlay Unit. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 6: Astral

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"Utopia Roots" destroys "Gagaga Cowboy".

Astral equips "Utopia Roots" with "Number Fortification", increasing its ATK by 1500 (500 → 2000) and attaching two "Number" monsters from the Extra Deck to it as Overlay Units. Astral attaches "Number 32: Shark Drake" and "Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon". "Utopia Roots" attacks "Cowboy", but Yuma activates the effect of "Samurai", switching itself to Defense Position and changing the attack target to itself. Astral activates his face-down "Rank Revolution", negating the effects of monsters whose Rank or Level is higher than the Rank of a target Xyz Monster Astral controls. Astral targets "Utopia Roots", negating the effects of all Level/Rank 2 and higher monsters. As such, the effect of "Samurai" is negated, the attack continues and "Cowboy" is destroyed (Yuma 900 → 400). Astral activates his face-down "Overlay Accel", allowing him to detach an Overlay Unit from "Utopia Roots" so that it may attack again after it destroys a monster by battle. Astral detaches the overlaid "Shark Drake". "Utopia Roots" attacks and destroys "Gagaga Samurai" (Yuma 400 → 300).

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards

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

Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Flashbacks

Mistakes

  • Several scenes show the old card backings. They were corrected in the English dub.
  • Yuma remarks that he could never see any of the Utopia monsters "from the front", implying that they were always on his side of the field. However, during his duels with Flip, Fortuno, and Charlie McCay, "Number 39: Utopia" was on the opponent's side of the field, and "Utopia" and "Utopia Ray Victory" were under control of Don Thousand during their Duel.

Differences from the preview

In the preview, the five "Utopic" monsters were glowing, but when the episode aired, only "Number 39: Utopia Beyond" was.

Notes

  1. This card can be seen on Yuma's D-Pad during the flashback where Yuma recalled his moments with Astral.

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