Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 009

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 009
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 009
Kanji

もとめてきたてき

Rōmaji

Oimotometekita Teki

Japanese translation

Enemy I Was Seeking

English

Malicious Mayhem

Episode number

9

Japanese air date

July 12, 2017

English air date

September 29, 2018

Cards
Gallery Japanese
Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Believe In Magic

Staff
Screenplay

Shin Yoshida

Director

Yasumi Mikamoto

Storyboard

Tsukasa Sunaga

Animation director

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous A Storm is Coming
Next Eye of the Storm

"Malicious Mayhem", known as "Enemy I Was Seeking" in the Japanese version, is the ninth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on July 12, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and aired in Canada on September 29, 2018.

In order to obtain the program that removes the virus that infected Skye, Yusaku commences a Duel against Varis, with the AI, who is also known as Ai, as a wager. Using the Link Monsters he obtained in his previous Duels, Playmaker was able to destroy Varis's "Cracking Dragon". However, the back-and-forth Duel between them takes a new turn as Varis activates a shocking Skill!

Summary[edit]

Varis engulfs LINK VRAINS in flames.

Varis and Playmaker ride the Data Storm on their Duel Boards, while Zaizen and Ghost Gal watch from the church, and Zaizen silently looks at the comatose body of Blue Angel (in the dub, Zaizen asks Ghost Gal if she thinks that Playmaker can defeat Varis, and Ghost Gal replies that he'd better hope so if he wants to see his sister up and about again). Varis warns Playamker that he has interfered with them many times, but Playmaker retorts that his only desire is to battle the Knights of Hanoi. He thinks back to his childhood, and to Kolter's brother, vowing that he'll uncover the Knights' identities when he wins this Duel (In the dub, Varis reiterates the stakes of the Duel, and Playmaker agrees to them, claiming that losing is not an option after what Varis has done to their lives; when he wins, the Knights of Hanoi will be no more). Varis replies that he doesn't care who Playmaker is; there are many in this world who hate them, and Playmaker is just another. Varis only has one goal: to retrieve the Ignis (in the dub, Varis comments that Playmaker seems so certain he'll win, but he'll lose as all who opposed him have, while also calling Playmaker out on owning an Ignis). Varis's words surprise Playmaker, and Varis asks if he acquired the program without knowing what it was. Ai irritably retorts that when he wins, he'll eat Varis's program and get his body back (in the dub, he calls Varis rude for answering a question with a question, before admitting that he did so himself). Varis is unfazed, warning them that if he wins, Ai is his (in the dub, he warns Ai not to give him more reasons to delete him, prompting Ai to tell Playmaker to glitch Varis). He asks Playmaker if he agrees; the winner will get everything, and the loser will lose everything. That's competition after all. Ai notes that Varis didn't bring his support AI (in the dub, Ai instead insults Varis after Varis comments on his aggression). Varis retorts that he doesn't trust AI - the internet world is a fiction (in the dub, Varis is the one to bring up his Duel Disk's lack of an AI). What's more important are the breath and heartbeat of life. But people are misled by fake user-friendliness and bonds, entrusting their souls to this fiction. If they continue down this path, they will destroy the world (in the dub, he calls LINK VRAINS an illusion that will lead people down the path of destruction, and claims that he is here to stop it, declaring that people need to wake up). Ai is surprised by Varis, wondering why a hacker would be criticizing the internet, and he sweat-drops, wondering it Varis is anti-modern (in the dub, he adds that Varis should never destroy a program as handsome as him). Varis declares that the Ignis will lead them to destruction, and since Playmaker is helping one, he's also guilty. He apologizes for needing Playmaker gone, and reassures him that he'll create a stage fitting for their battle (in the dub, he makes no apology). With a mere gesture, data runs across the streets, and gouts of flame open up in the ground, engulfing LINK VRAINS in flames. Zaizen is shocked by the sight, calling it akin to hell (in the dub, he just gasps that LINK VRAINS has become engulfed in flames). Varis tells Playmaker that the hellish Duel will now begin, and Playmaker agrees. Ai tells him to seize the wind, and Playmaker and Varis both declare "Speed Duel!"

Ghost Gal's feed pops up on Kolter's monitors.

Ghost Gal decides to go after them, and Zaizen asks her to send visual footage. Ghost Gal confirms that she will, leaping out of the rubble and summoning her own Duel Board, surfing after Playmaker and Varis. Zaizen turns to Blue Angel's body, and he thinks that Skye's fate rests in Playmaker's hands. In the Central Square, Shima and the other citizens are still unable to see the Duel, while in Café Nom, Kolter curses, asking why the feed had to cut out now (in the dub, he searches for another feed). Ghost Gal deploys a series of drone cameras, and Kolter's feed picks them up, with Ghost Gal waving at him. Kolter is quite surprised, asking if they're her cameras, before realizing that she works for SOL Technologies and is pursing Playmaker and Varis (in the dub, he mutters that he's not complaining and tells Yusaku to be careful).

Ai asks how Playmaker will serve Varis up. Playmaker reminds Ai that in the Duel where he acquired him, Number 10 had claimed that Varis gave him "Cracking Dragon". If he's the true user of "Cracking Dragon", then he must have even more powerful monsters. Ai comments that Playmaker read Varis well, so if that's the case, they'll need to come up with a special plan. Playmaker asks what he means, and Ai reassures him that he hates Varis for turning him into an eyeball, because he used to be super handsome; actually, he still is. He'll eat his program and regain his original body, and he urges Playmaker to do this (in the dub, Playmaker gently asks Ai not to tell him that he's scared, and Ai replies that he isn't as long as he goes to his zen place, before remembering that he doesn't have one and claiming that no "meatbag" has the processing power to out-Duel him). Playmaker thinks back to when he sensed Varis for the first time; he felt his anger then, and he can't let his guard down (in the dub, he thinks that he knew this moment would come; the moment he would avenge his past).

Varis states that he'll go first, and he declares his turn. He pays 1000 LP to activate the Continuous Spell Card "Dragonoid Generator", and as his LP drops to 3000, he explains that it will allow him to Special Summon a "Dragonoid Token" up to twice per turn. He Special Summons two, and Ai recognizes the pattern. Playmaker grimly observes that Varis is going full-speed from the start, and Varis Tributes the two "Dragonoid Tokens" to Tribute Summon "Cracking Dragon". Ai gasps that "Cracking Dragon" has appeared again, and Varis ends his turn. During the End Phase, the effect of "Dragonoid Generator" activates, Special Summoning "Dragonoid Tokens" to Playmaker's side of the field equal to the number that Varis Summoned. Ai comments that Varis is being quite generous to give them Tokens for free, but Playmaker reminds him that they aren't for free; did Ai forget about the effect of "Cracking Dragon"? Ai sheepishly remembers the effect, and Playmaker Special Summons the two "Dragonoid Tokens" (in the dub, Ai is more savvy, knowing that there has to be a catch). Varis reminds him that this activates the effect of "Cracking Dragon" as Playmaker Normal or Special Summoned a monster; decreasing that monster's ATK by its Level x 200, and Playmaker will take the same amount of damage. He declares "Crack Fall", and "Cracking Dragon" releases a burst of green light and wind, reducing the "Dragonoid Tokens" from 300 to 100 ATK and Playmaker from 4000 to 3600 LP. Ai claims that getting the two Tokens was worth the 400 damage, but they have to do something about that 3000 ATK monster.

Playmaker reassures him that he has a plan, and he declares his turn and draws. He immediately chants, "Appear! The Circuit that leads to the future!" much to Ai's surprise. Authorizing the Link Arrows, he explains that the Summoning condition is one Normal Monster, and he sets a "Dragonoid Token" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit, Link Summoning the Link-1 "Link Spider". Ai notes that since a Link Monster doesn't have a Level, it's unaffected by the effect of "Cracking Dragon". Playmaker activates the effect of "Link Spider"; once per turn he can Special Summon a Normal Monster from his hand to the zone it points to, so he Special Summons "Bitron". Varis warns him that the effect of "Cracking Dragon" will activate (in the dub, he notes that "Bitron" does have a Level), and he declares "Crack Fall" as "Cracking Dragon's" orbs glow and the resulting wind gust knocks poor "Bitron" from 200 to 0 ATK, reducing Playmaker to 3400 LP. Playmaker then Special Summons "Backup Secretary" from his hand since he controls a Cyberse monster, and Varis once again activates the "Crack Fall" effect of "Cracking Dragon", buffeting "Backup Secretary" and Playmaker with wind, reducing "Backup Secretary" to 600 ATK and Playmaker to 2800 LP. Ai comments that for a big guy, Varis is poking at them little by little and he calls it annoying. Playmaker chants "Appear! The Circuit that leads to the future!" again, and he authorizes the Link Arrows, explaining that the Summoning conditions are two Cyberse monsters, and he sets "Bitron" and "Backup Secretary" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit, Link Summoning the Link-2 "Honeybot". He immediately Link Summons again, chanting, "Appear! The Circuit that leads to the future!" Authorizing the Link Arrows, he explains that the Summoning conditions are at least two Effect Monsters, and he sets the Link-1 "Link Spider" and the Link-2 "Honeybot" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit, Link Summoning the Link-3 "Decode Talker". Ghost Gal observes that Playmaker Link Summoned three times to bring out one of his ace monsters, and he must be planning to take on "Cracking Dragon" with it. She wonders if it'll work (in the dub, she wonders why Playmaker went through so much effort to Summon a weaker monster).

Varis's field allows him to limit the ATK gained by "Decode Talker".

Playmaker explains that "Decode Talker" gains 500 ATK for each monster it points to. It's currently pointing to the other "Dragonoid Token", so it powers up to 2800 ATK with "Power Integration". Ai laments that they'd have gained more ATK if Varis had Summoned "Cracking Dragon" to the Zone in front of "Decode Talker's" arrow like the other Knight of Hanoi did. He notes that Varis was wary of that, so he avoided it (in the dub, Ai doesn't realizes that Varis deliberately avoided Summoning "Cracking Dragon" below the Extra Monster Zones). Playmaker points out that Varis is the leader of the Knights of Hanoi, and he won't make careless plays. Varis comments that it's to bad, but "Decode Talker" has less ATK than "Cracking Dragon". Playmaker asks if he's sure about that, and he Tributes the other "Dragonoid Token" to Tribute Summon "Capacitor Stalker", explaining that since it was Summoned, his other Cyberse monsters gain 800 ATK. "Decode Talker" powers up to 3600 ATK, and Playmaker adds that when "Capacitor Stalker" is destroyed by a card effect, they will both take 800 damage (he does not reveal this in the dub). Varis activates the "Crack Fall" effect of "Cracking Dragon" again, nothing that since "Capacitor Stalker" is Level 5, it loses 1000 ATK, bringing it down to 1000, and Playmaker takes that amount as damage. The blast reduces Playmaker to 1800 LP, and knocks him off the crest of his wave, forcing him to land further back.

"Decode Talker" destroys "Cracking Dragon" with ease.

Catching back up to Varis, Playmaker Sets a card and then declares his Battle Phase, ordering "Decode Talker" to attack "Cracking Dragon" with "Decode Destruction". "Decode Talker" cuts down "Cracking Dragon" with ease, destroying it and reducing Varis to 2400 LP. Kolter cheers Yusaku's move, and Ghost Gal comments that Playmaker's already destroyed "Cracking Dragon", noting that Hanoi getting the Ignis would be no fun and that she needs Playmaker to win (in the dub, she instead muses that "Cracking Dragon" isn't a threat to him now). Varis comments that he knew "Cracking Dragon" wouldn't be enough to defeat Playmaker (in the dub, Varis claims that he has more powerful monsters in his Deck, and Playmaker retorts that maybe Varis should have Summoned them). Playmaker orders "Capacitor Stalker" to attack directly, and it fires a ball of lightning at Varis, knocking his Duel Board forwards and reducing him to 1400 LP. Playmaker ends his turn, and the effect of "Cracking Dragon" ends, returning "Capacitor Stalker" to 2000 ATK. Ai notes that they took damage, but they destroyed "Cracking Dragon", and they have more LP than Varis. He comments that since Varis's field is empty, he'll lose the will to fight. Playmaker warns him that Varis won't do that yet, much to Ai's confusion, and as Varis lands back on the Data Storm, Playmaker explains that he can sense a strong vigor from him, stronger than The Gore or Blue Angel's; an unwavering conviction (in the dub, Playmaker notes that even someone as stoic as Varis wouldn't be so calm in a tight spot if he really was in danger). Ai asks if this is Playmaker's Link Sense; can he sense changes within the network, and since when? Yusaku thinks back to himself as a child, and he states that it doesn't matter right now. Ai grumpily agrees to focus on defeating Varis (in the dub, Ai tries to tell Playmaker what he needs to do, and Playmaker snaps that Ai needs to maintain his focus. Ai briefly plays the victim, cheekily trying to make Playmaker feel bad).

Varis resurrects "Cracking Dragon".

Varis comments that they saved him the trouble of clearing his field (in the dub, he claims that all is proceeding as he'd hoped). Playmaker is shocked, but Ai believes that Varis is just talking tough. Varis declares his turn and draws, commenting that he'll get his field ready. He Sets the card he drew, and then he Special Summons "Gateway Dragon" from his hand, explaining that he can Special Summon it while his opponent controls a Link Monster. "Gateway Dragon" emerges from its gate, and then Varis activates its effect; once per turn he can Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Dragon monster from his hand. He Special Summons "Sniffer Dragon", which emerges from "Gateway Dragon's" gate. Since "Sniffer Dragon" was Summoned, its effect activates, allowing Varis to add another copy from his Deck to his hand, which he promptly Summons. Then he chants, "Appear! The future Circuit that lights up my path!" and causes a Circuit to appear. Entering the Circuit, Varis authorizes the Link Arrow, explaining that the Summoning conditions are two Level 4 or lower Dragon monsters. He sets "Sniffer Dragon" and "Gateway Dragon" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit, Link Summoning the Link-2 "Twin Triangle Dragon". Varis explains that when "Twin Triangle Dragon" is Link Summoned, he can pay 500 LP to Special Summon a Level 5 or higher monster from his Graveyard to a Zone "Twin Triangle Dragon" points to, but the Special Summoned monster cannot attack this turn. He resurrects "Cracking Dragon", and he comments that he's ready now.

The Data Storm swallows Varis.

Ai wonders what Varis is thinking; why would he resurrect "Cracking Dragon" when it can't attack? (In the dub, Varis declares now that he's activating his Skill; one that Playmaker may be familiar with). Playmaker notes that in addition to Summoning another monster, Varis also lowered his LP (in the dub, he notes that Varis only cared about his LP). Ai notes that Varis now has 900 LP; did he lower his LP on purpose? (In the dub, Ai wonders which of the numerous Skills there are that Varis could have, and which require you to be low on LP; other than Playmaker's, of course, before realizing what Varis's Skill is). Playmaker notes that Varis can control the Data Storm, and Ai uncomfortably admits that it's true (in the dub, Playmaker points out that no-one ever said that two Duelists couldn't have the same Skill, and Ai curses). Varis claims that he can hear the pulse of the unknown power hiding in the network, and the Data Storm ahead begin to churn (in the dub, he reminds them that he can control the Data Storm in lieu of Playmaker recalling it). Varis comments that it's waiting for him to capture it, and he spreads his hand, which glows with a corrupted light. The Data Storm rises in a massive wave, and Varis tells it to come, and it crests (in the dub, Varis is dissatisfied with the wave until it crests). Varis tells Playmaker that he isn't the only one who can use this Skill, and Ai is shocked to realize that Varis can use that Skill (in the dub, Ai freaks out over the size of the Data Storm). The wave of data engulfs Varis, and he rides within its roiling depths. Playmaker and Ghost Gal both ride the currents; Ghost Girl is shocked that Varis can control the Data Storm and she asks who he is (in the dub, she just groans nervously). Kolter gasps that the Storm is bigger than Yusaku's (in the dub, he cries that Ai claimed that the larger the Data Storm, the more powerful the monster contained within it).

Varis uses "Storm Access".

Varis activates his Skill and reaches out into the Data Storm; since he has 1000 or less LP, he can add one random Link Monster in the Data Storm to his Extra Deck. He sees a massive shape swimming in the Data Storm, and he reaches forwards, declaring the the new breath resides in his hand, before calling "Storm Access!" The power coalesces into his hand - "Topologic Bomber Dragon", a Cyberse Link Monster. He comments that the power is good, and then he emerges from the Data Storm, much to Playmaker's shock. Ai protests that Storm Access is his personal program. Varis comments that Ai is too conceited for an AI, and he tells his new power to become the source for his victory (in the dub, Varis claims that after he deletes them, he will be the only one using the Skill). He chants "Manifest! The future Circuit that lights up my path!" and he authorizes the Link Arrows, explaining that the Summoning conditions are at least two Effect Monsters. He sets the Link-2 "Twin Triangle Dragon", "Cracking Dragon" and "Sniffer Dragon" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit. Ai gasps that there are four Link Arrows worth of monsters, and Playmaker grimly notes that Varis is Summoning a Link-4 monster. Ai gasps that this is bad (in the dub, he claims that he's never seen a Link Rating that high). As the monster begins to form, a shockwave blasts Playmaker backwards, as Varis Link Summons the Link-4 "Topologic Bomber Dragon".

"Topologic Bomber Dragon" appears with 3000 ATK, and Playmaker is blasted back again as he comments on its power, while Ghost Gal struggles too, shocked that such force has been displayed with the monster's mere Summoning (she simply groans in the dub). As Playmaker lands, Ai asks why Varis is using a Cyberse monster despite being opposed to them, and Varis claims that it's fun to counteract poison with poison, causing Ai to comment that he's so evil (in the dub, Ai begs to know if Playmaker has a plan, and Varis asks him if he can hear fear in his voice. Ai fearfully admits that he might be able to). Playmaker reminds them that "Decode Talker" has more ATK than "Topologic Bomber Dragon", but Varis tells him to stop being so naive. He activates the effect of "Dragonoid Generator", Special Summoning a "Dragonoid Token". Then he activates the effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" as a monster was Special Summoned to a zone a Link Monster points to, destroying all monsters in the Main Monster Zones. Yellow energy wings manifest from "Topologic Bomber Dragon's" stubs, flaring with green energy as Varis declares "Full Overlap" to Playmaker's shock. Energy beams blast from "Topologic Bomber Dragon's" energy wings, destroying the "Dragonoid Token" and "Capacitor Stalker", much to Ai, Playmaker, Ghost Gal, and Zaizen's collective shock. Varis comments that since "Decode Talker" lost the monster that it was pointing to, it loses the ATK it gained by its effect, in addition to the ATK that "Capacitor Stalker" itself provided. "Decode Talker" falls to 2300 ATK, and Varis calls their bond weak. Playmaker asks if Varis has forgotten about the effect of "Capacitor Stalker"; since it was destroyed due to a card effect, they both take 800 damage (in the dub, he reveals this effect for the first time). The specter of "Capacitor Stalker" appears and jolts Playmaker and Varis with electricity, reducing Playmaker to 1000 LP and Varis to 100. Varis claims that he didn't forget; he still has 100 LP left, and it's enough to bring Playmaker down (in the dub, he calls it a shame that Playmaker was short by 100 points). Ai snaps that Varis is just talking tough, but Varis ignores him and attacks "Decode Talker" with "Topologic Bomber Dragon", ordering "Malicious Mayhem".

"Topologic Bomber Dragon" activates its second effect.

The attack destroys "Decode Talker" in an instant, and blasts Playmaker backwards, reducing him to 300 LP. He manages to land on the Data Storm, and Ai gasps that they're still alive. Varis comments that the terror of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" is only just starting, and he activates another effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon"; after attacking a monster, Playmaker takes damage equal to that monster's original ATK. "Topologic Bomber Dragon" begins building up pink lightning in its hand as Ai screams that they'll take 2300 damage, and Varis tells Playmaker that he loses, before declaring "Aiming Blast". "Topologic Bomber Dragon" blasts a cross shaped shockwave from its body, and as the shockwave approaches the horrified Playmaker and Ai, Varis smirks in victory.

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Varis[edit]

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The Duel is conducted as a Speed Duel.

Turn 1: Varis
Varis pays 1000 LP to activate the Continuous Spell "Dragonoid Generator" (Varis: 4000 → 3000 LP). During the Main Phase, Varis activates the effect of "Dragonoid Generator", Special Summoning a "Dragonoid Token" in Attack Position, but Varis cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, also during the End Phase Playmaker Special Summons a "Dragonoid Token" to his field in Attack Position. He activates this effect twice, Special Summoning two "Dragonoid Tokens" (300/300). Varis Tributes two "Dragonoid Tokens" to Tribute Summon "Cracking Dragon" (3000/0). During the End Phase, Playmaker Special Summons two Level 1 "Dragonoid Tokens" (300/300) to his field in Attack Position, one at a time. As Playmaker Normal or Special Summoned exactly one monster while "Cracking Dragon" is on the field, Varis activates its effect, reducing that monster's ATK equal to its Level times 200 until the end of this turn, then inflicting damage to Playmaker equal to the ATK lost by this effect. He activates this effect each time Playmaker Special Summoned a "Dragonoid Token" (both "Dragonoid Tokens": 300 → 100 ATK, Playmaker: 4000 → 3600 LP).

Turn 2: Playmaker
Playmaker sets a "Dragonoid Token" 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 the Level 2 "Bitron" (200/2000) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Link Spider" points to. As Playmaker Normal or Special Summoned exactly one monster while "Cracking Dragon" is on the field, Varis activates its effect, reducing that monster's ATK equal to its Level times 200 until the end of this turn, then inflicting damage to Playmaker equal to the ATK lost by this effect ("Bitron": 200 → 0 ATK, Playmaker: 3600 → 3400 LP). As Playmaker controls a Cyberse monster, he Special Summons the Level 3 "Backup Secretary" (1200/800) from his hand by its own effect. As Playmaker Special Summoned exactly one monster while "Cracking Dragon" is on the field, Varis activates its effect ("Backup Secretary": 1200 → 600 ATK, Playmaker: 3400 → 2800 LP). Playmaker sets "Bitron" and "Backup Secretary" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Honeybot" (1900/←→) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Link Spider" points to. Playmaker sets "Link Spider" and the Link-2 "Honeybot" to Link Summon "Decode Talker" (2300/↙↑↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. The effect of "Decode Talker" increases its ATK by 500 for each monster it points to. It points to a "Dragonoid Token" ("Decode Talker": 2300 → 2800 ATK). Playmaker Tributes a "Dragonoid Token" to Tribute Summon the Level 5 "Capacitor Stalker" (2000/1000) to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Decode Talker" points to. As "Capacitor Stalker" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect, increasing a Cyberse monster's ATK by 800 while "Capacitor Stalker" is face-up on the field. He targets "Decode Talker" ("Decode Talker": 2800 → 3600 ATK). As Playmaker Normal Summoned exactly one monster while "Cracking Dragon" is on the field, Varis activates its effect ("Capacitor Stalker": 2000 → 1000 ATK, Playmaker: 2800 → 1800 LP). Playmaker Sets a card. "Decode Talker" attacks and destroys "Cracking Dragon" (Varis: 3000 → 2400 LP). "Capacitor Stalker" attacks Varis directly (Varis: 2400 → 1400 LP).

Turn 3: Varis
Varis Sets a card. As Playmaker controls a Link Monster, Varis Special Summons "Gateway Dragon" (1600/1400) from his hand by its own effect. Varis activates the effect of "Gateway Dragon", Special Summoning a Level 4 or lower DARK Dragon monster from his hand. He Special Summons the Level 2 "Sniffer Dragon" (800/400). As "Sniffer Dragon" was Normal or Special Summoned, Varis activates its effect, adding "Sniffer Dragon" from his Deck to his hand. He adds and subsequently Normal Summons "Sniffer Dragon" (800/400). Varis sets "Sniffer Dragon" and "Gateway Dragon" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Twin Triangle Dragon" (1200/↓→) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Twin Triangle Dragon" was Link Summoned, Varis activates its effect, paying 500 LP to Special Summon a Level 5 or higher monster from his to his zone "Twin Triangle Dragon" points to, but that monster cannot attack this turn and has its effects negated (Varis: 1400 → 900 LP). He Special Summons the Level 8 "Cracking Dragon" (3000/0) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Twin Triangle Dragon" points to.

At this point, Varis enters the Data Storm. As Varis'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 "Topologic Bomber Dragon" and adds it to his Extra Deck.

Varis sets "Cracking Dragon", "Sniffer Dragon", and the Link-2 "Twin Triangle Dragon" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Topologic Bomber Dragon" (3000/↑↙↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. During the Main Phase, Varis activates the effect of "Dragonoid Generator", Special Summoning a "Dragonoid Token" in Attack Position, but Varis cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, also during the End Phase Playmaker Special Summons a "Dragonoid Token" to his field in Attack Position. He Special Summons a "Dragonoid Token" (300/300) to a zone "Topologic Bomber Dragon" points to. As another monster was Special Summoned to a zone a Link Monster points to, while "Topologic Bomber Dragon" is on the field, its effect activates, destroying all monsters in the Main Monster Zones, also Varis's other monsters cannot attack for the rest of this turn. A "Dragonoid Token" and "Capacitor Stalker" are destroyed ("Decode Talker": 3600 → 3100 → 2300 ATK). As "Capacitor Stalker" in the Monster Zone is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the GY, its effect activates, inflicting 800 damage to each player (Playmaker: 1800 → 1000 LP, Varis: 900 → 100 LP).

"Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacks and destroys "Decode Talker" (Playmaker: 1000 → 300 LP). After damage calculation, as "Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacked Playmaker's monster, its effect activates, inflicting damage to Playmaker equal to that monster's original ATK.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Playmaker (Yusaku Fujiki)
Varis
Flashback

Mistakes[edit]

  • In the dub, when Playmaker attacks with "Capacitor Stalker" he calls it "Capacitor Striker".
    • It was also referred to as such by both Varis and Playmaker when it was destroyed by the effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon".

Trivia[edit]

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Der Feind, den ich gesucht habe
Italy Italian Duello col Nemico
Brazil Portuguese O Inimiga Que Eu Buscava
Mexico Spanish El enemigo que buscaba