Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 005

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 005
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 005
Kanji

めいどうのスリーカウント

Rōmaji

Meidō no Surī Kaunto

Japanese translation

The Three Count Rings

English

Down for the Count

Episode number

5

Japanese air date

June 7, 2017

English air date

September 15, 2018

Cards
Gallery Japanese
Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Believe In Magic

Staff
Screenplay

Junki Takegami

Director

Toshiaki Kamihara

Storyboard

Yuki Arie

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous Pain and Gain
Next True Blue

"Down for the Count", known as "The Three Count Rings" in the Japanese version, is the fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on June 7, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and aired in Canada on September 15, 2018.

The Gore carries out his Duel in a manner similar to Pro-Wrestling, using Dueling as a means to entertain the audience. Playmaker seems to be interested in this playstyle, which is different from his calm and calculated playstyle. As if acknowledging the Gore's Dueling, Playmaker Summons "Decode Talker", despite taking a huge amount of damage. And thus, the two’s ace monsters clash!

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. The Gore[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Gore
As a card or effect was activated that would change the ATK of exactly one monster on the field while Playmaker controls a Cyberse monster, he activates his face-down Trap "Cyberse Shatter", negating the ATK change, then drawing a card. The effect of "Gouki Headbatt" is negated[Note 1] ("Gouki The Great Ogre": 5700 → 4900 ATK).

"Great Ogre" attacks and destroys "Cyberse Wizard" (Playmaker: 4000 → 100 LP).

Turn 4: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Draconnet" (1400/1200). The effect of "Great Ogre" decreases the ATK of all monsters on the field equal to their original DEF ("Draconnet": 1400 → 200 ATK). As "Draconnet" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect, Special Summoning a Level 2 or lower Normal Monster from his hand or Deck in Defense Position. He Special Summons the Level 2 "Bitron" (200 → 0/2000) from his Deck. Playmaker sets "Bitron" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon "Link Spider" (1000/↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. Playmaker activates the effect of "Link Spider", Special Summoning a Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from his hand to his zone "Link Spider" points to. He Special Summons "Bitron" (200 → 0/2000) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Link Spider" points to.

At this point, Playmaker enters the Data Storm. As Playmaker's LP is 1000 or less, he activates his Skill "Storm Access", accessing a Cyberse Link Monster at random from a nearby Data Storm and adding it to his Extra Deck. He obtains "Link Bumper" and adds it to his Extra Deck.

Playmaker sets "Bitron" and "Linkslayer" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Link Bumper" (1400/←↑) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Link Spider" points to. As Playmaker controls a Cyberse monster, he Special Summons "Backup Secretary" (1200 → 400/800) from his hand by its own effect. He Special Summons it in Defense Position. Playmaker sets "Backup Secretary" and "Draconnet" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Honeybot" (1900/←→) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of "Link Bumper" points to. Playmaker sets "Link Spider" and the Link-2 "Honeybot" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Decode Talker" (2300/↙↑↘) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of "Link Bumper" points to. Playmaker activates the Equip Spell "Cyberse Annihilation", equipping it to "Decode Talker". If the equipped "Decode Talker" battles Gore's monster, the effect of "Cyberse Annihilation" makes the ATK of "Decode Talker" become equal to the ATK of the monster it is battling during damage calculation only. Playmaker activates the effect of "Cyberse Shatter" in his GY, banish it then targeting a Link-2 or lower Cyberse monster in his GY to Special Summon it. He targets and Special Summons the Link-2 "Honeybot" (1900/←→) such that its middle-right Link Arrow points to "Decode Talker".

"Decode Talker" attacks "Great Ogre" ("Decode Talker": 2300 → 2600 ATK). The effect of "Honeybot" prevents either player from targeting monsters it points to with card effects, also those monsters cannot be destroyed by battle. "Decode Talker" at the zone the middle-right Link Arrow "Honeybot" points to is not destroyed. As "Great Ogre" would be destroyed by battle or card effect, its effect allows Gore to destroy one of his monsters "Great Ogre" points to instead. He destroys "Headbatt" at the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Great Ogre" points to. The attack continues and neither monster is destroyed. As "Headbatt" was sent from the field to the GY, Gore activates its effect, adding a different "Gouki" card from his Deck to his hand. He adds "Gouki Re-Match". At the end of the Damage Step, as Playmaker's monster "Link Bumper" points to attacked Gore's Link Monster, Playmaker activates its effect, allowing the monster that attacked to attack an additional time on Gore's Link Monster during this Battle Phase for each Link Monster Playmaker currently controls other than "Link Bumper", but his monsters cannot attack the turn he activates this effect, except that monster. Playmaker controls "Decode Talker" and "Honeybot", so "Decode Talker" gains two additional attacks. "Decode Talker" attacks "Great Ogre" ("Decode Talker": 2300 → 2600 ATK). As "Great Ogre" would be destroyed by battle, Gore destroys "Gouki Twistcobra" at the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Great Ogre" points to instead. The attack continues and neither monster is destroyed. As "Twistcobra" was sent from the field to the GY, Gore activates its effect, adding a different "Gouki" card from his Deck to his hand. He adds "Gouki Suprex". "Decode Talker" attacks and destroys "Great Ogre". As "Decode Talker" equipped with "Cyberse Annihilation" destroyed a monster by battle, the effect of "Cyberse Annihilation" activates, inflicting damage to the controller equal to the ATK the destroyed monster had on the field (Gore: 2000 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Playmaker (Yusaku Fujiki)
The Gore (George Gore)

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Das Dröhnen de Pinfall-Zählens!
Italy Italian Conto alla Rovescia
Brazil Portuguese No Toque de Très
Mexico Spanish Retumba la cuenta de tres

Errors[edit]

  1. The activation of the effect was negated, but "Headbatt" was still Special Summoned, even though the Special Summon was part of the effect