Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 018

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 018
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 018
Kanji

むねきずまれたきず

Rōmaji

Mune ni Kizumareta Kizu

Japanese translation

Wound Etched Into His Heart

Episode number

18

Japanese air date

September 13, 2017

English air date

October 28, 2018

Cards
Gallery Japanese
Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Believe In Magic

Staff
Screenplay

Shin Yoshida

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous Flawless AI Duelist
Next Incident Buried in Darkness

"Wound Etched Into His Heart" is the eighteenth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on September 13, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and will air in Canada on October 28, 2018.

When Playmaker reaches SOL's data bank, he runs into Akira. Akira tries to stop the vengeful Playmaker, but Playmaker wouldn't listen to him. In order to settle his score, Playmaker decides to Duel Akira. Thus, a battle begins in the data bank, where the truth behind the incident is concealed...

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs Akira Zaizen[edit]

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The Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.

Turn 1: Akira
Akira Normal Sets a monster. As a monster was Set on Akira's field, Akira activates the effect of "Tindangle Base Gardna", Special Summoning it from his hand in Defense Position (0/2300). Akira Sets a card.

Turn 2: Playmaker
Playmaker activates the effect of "Bitrooper" in his hand, sending a Level 2 or lower monster from his hand to the GY to Special Summon "Bitrooper" from his hand. He sends the Level 2 "Stack Reviver", then Special Summons "Bitrooper" (1500/2000). Playmaker Normal Summons "Cyberse Gadget" (1400/300). As "Cyberse Gadget" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect, targeting a Level 2 or lower monster in his GY and Special Summoning it in Defense Position, but its effects are negated. He targets and Special Summons "Stack Reviver" (100/600). Playmaker sets "Bitrooper", "Cyberse Gadget", and "Stack Reviver" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Decode Talker" (2300/↙↑↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Cyberse Gadget" was sent from the field to the GY, Playmaker activates its effect, Special Summoning a "Gadget Token". He Special Summons it (0/0) to the zone the bottom-right Link Arrow of "Decode Talker" points to. As "Stack Reviver" was used as material for a Link Summon, Playmaker activates its effect, targeting one other Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster in his GY that was used as material for that Link Summon and Special Summoning it in Defense Position. He targets and Special Summons "Cyberse Gadget" (1400/300) to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Decode Talker" points to. The effect of "Decode Talker" increases its ATK by 500 for each monster it points to. It points to a "Gadget Token" and "Cyberse Gadget" ("Decode Talker": 2300 → 3300 ATK). As a monster was Normal or Special Summoned and is now pointed to by Playmaker's Link Monster, Akira activates the effect of "Tindangle Base Gardna", Tributing it to Special Summon a "Tindangle" monster from his hand or Deck in Attack Position or face-down Defense Position. He Special Summons "Tindangle Hound" (2500/0) in Attack Position. The effect of "Tindangle Hound" decreases the ATK of each monster Playmaker controls by 1000 for each monster linked to it ("Decode Talker": 3300 → 1300 ATK, "Cyberse Gadget": 1400 → 400 ATK). Akira activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Lemoine Point". As a "Tindangle" monster is in the Monster Zone, the effect of "Lemoine Point" prevents Playmaker's monsters from targeting face-down Defense Position monsters for attacks.

Playmaker sets a "Gadget Token" and "Cyberse Gadget" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Flame Administrator" (1200 → 200/←↘) to the zone "Decode Talker" points to ("Decode Talker": 1300 → 2300 → 1800 ATK). The effect of "Flame Administrator" increases the ATK of all Link Monsters Playmaker controls by 800 ("Decode Talker": 1800 → 2600 ATK, "Flame Administrator": 200 → 1000 ATK). "Decode Talker" attacks and destroys "Tindangle Hound" (Akira: 4000 → 3900 LP, "Decode Talker": 2600 → 3600 ATK, "Flame Administrator": 1000 → 2000 ATK). As "Tindangle Hound" was destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the GY, Playmaker activates its effect, targeting a face-down monster on the field and changing it to face-up Defense Position. He targets and changes his face-down "Tindangle Angel" (500/1800) to face-up Defense Position. As "Tindangle Angel" was flipped face-up, Akira activates its Flip effect, Special Summoning a different Flip monster from his hand or GY in face-down Defense Position, then if it is Playmaker's Battle Phase, Akira ends the Battle Phase. He Special Summons "Tindangle Hound" from his GY and ends the Battle Phase. Playmaker Sets a card.

Turn 3: Akira
Akira Flip Summons "Tindangle Hound" (2500/0) ("Decode Talker": 3600 → 2600 ATK, "Flame Administrator": 2000 → 1000 ATK). As "Tindangle Hound" was flipped face-up, Akira activates its Flip effect, targeting one other face-up monster on the field and increasing the ATK of "Tindangle Hound" equal to that target's original ATK, then changing that target to face-down Defense Position. He targets "Tindangle Angel" and changes it to face-down Defense Position ("Tindangle Hound": 2500 → 3000 ATK). "Tindangle Hound" attacks and destroys "Flame Administrator" (Playmaker: 4000 → 2000 LP, "Decode Talker": 2600 → 1800 → 1300 → 2300 ATK). Akira Sets a card.

Turn 4: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Balancer Lord" (1700/1200). Playmaker activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Limit Code", placing a Limit Counter on it for each Cyberse Link Monster in his GY, then Special Summoning a "Code Talker" monster from his Extra Deck, then equipping "Limit Code" to it. "Flame Administrator" is in Playmaker's GY, so he places a Limit Counter on it, then Special Summons "Encode Talker" (2300 → 1300/↑↓↘) to a zone "Decode Talker" points to ("Limit Code": 0 → 1 Limit Counter, "Decode Talker": 2300 → 2800 → 1800 ATK). Playmaker sets "Balancer Lord" and the Link-3 "Encode Talker" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Firewall Dragon" (2500 → 1500/↑←↓→) to a zone "Decode Talker" points to.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Playmaker (Yusaku Fujiki)
Akira Zaizen

Trivia[edit]

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In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Im Herzen eingebrannte Wunde
Brazil Portuguese Ferida Marcada no Coração
Mexico Spanish Una cicatriz en el pecho