Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 076

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"The Legendary Dragon"
Title page
Names
EnglishThe Legendary Dragon
Japanese name
Japaneseでんせつドラゴン!!
Base伝説の竜!!
Base rōmajiDensetsu no Ryū!!
Furiganaでんせつのドラゴン!!
Furigana rōmajiDensetsu no Doragon!!
TranslatedThe Legendary Dragon!!
Serialization
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh!
Number76
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number17
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 1998 #19
Tankōbon volume9: "The Puppet Master"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 6
Release dates
JapaneseApril 6, 1998[1]
EnglishMarch 1, 2005[2]
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"The Cards Bare Their Teeth"
Next"On My Own"

"The Legendary Dragon" (でんせつドラゴン!! Densetsu no Doragon!!) is the seventy-sixth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the seventeenth chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist; in the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

This chapter was originally printed in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in Japanese. It has been reprinted in in Volume 9 of the tankōbon and Volume 6 of the bunkoban.

Dark Yugi and the Ventriloquist of the Dead finish their Duel.

Summary[edit]

The "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" self-destructs.

The Ventriloquist of the Dead is surprised to see the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" he played disappear in front of him. Dark Yugi is also stunned at first, but suspects this was due to Kaiba: he had believed in Kaiba and knew that his will to lived dwelled in that card. Jonouchi doesn't understand why the dragon self-destructed, but compliments Dark Yugi, thinking it was a result of something he did. Anzu wonders why it happened and thinks that Kaiba's card actively refused to attack; Jonouchi tells her that idea is stupid, since cards can't think like people do.

Regardless of how it happened, Bakura notes that Dark Yugi now has a chance to win. Saruwatari wonders if there was some sort of malfunction with the Battle Box, but Mokuba says that a KaibaCorp Battle Box would not break that easily - his brother's cards can't be used by just anyone.

Dark Yugi (500 Life Points) and the ventriloquist (700 LP) continue the Duel. The ventriloquist has no monsters in play, and Dark Yugi urges him to hurry up and play one. Doubting a miracle will happen twice, the ventriloquist is convinced victory is assured if he can draw the remaining "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". In the meantime, he plays "Grappler" (1200 DEF) in Defense Mode.

With "Stop Defense" in play, Dark Yugi is forced to play his monsters in Attack Mode, and will lose if the ventriloquist plays the last "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Dark Yugi plays one card face-down and then Summons "Celtic Guardian", which he uses to attack and destroy "Grappler".

The ventriloquist plays an unnamed monster in Defense Mode and another card face-down; Dark Yugi plays another card face-down and "Mystical Elf" in Attack Mode. Jonouchi comments that the Duel is so thick with tension, it's becoming difficult to watch. With face-down cards on both sides, Bakura bets that one of them is the trump card that will decide the Duel.

The attack reflected by "Mirror Force" is sucked into space-time by "Negate Attack".

The ventriloquist begins his turn; he draws and Summons the third "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Bakura, Honda, Anzu, and Jonouchi watch in suspense, and Mokuba hopes that Dark Yugi will beat his brother's card again. "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" uses "Burst Stream of Destruction" to attack "Mystical Elf", who has begun chanting a spell. Dark Yugi activates "Mirror Force" to reflect the attack back at "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"; however, the ventriloquist counters with "Negate Attack", sucking the burst stream into holes in space-time. (In the English version, "Trap Card" is printed on "Negate Attack", despite the ventriloquist calling it a Spell Card and it being a Spell Card in the Japanese version.) The ventriloquist laughs that he's always a step ahead of Dark Yugi.

"Mystical Elf" and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" combine attacks.

As Dark Yugi begins his turn, the ventriloquist comments that he must be at his wit's end, as this will be his last turn. Dark Yugi laughs and reveals that his other face-down was "Monster Reborn". The ventriloquist panics, realizing Dark Yugi can revive one of the other "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" cards to his side of the field. Dark Yugi retorts that it's not the ventriloquist's card he is bringing back, but Kaiba's, and he revives a "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". As the ventriloquist curses Dark Yugi, thinking the equally matched dragons will have to kill each other, Dark Yugi explains that the spell "Mystical Elf" has been chanting is a bolstering magic, which lets him transfer her ATK to another monster. He chooses the dragon he revived and has its ATK raise to 3800. Using its "Holy Burst Stream" attack, it attacks and destroys the other "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", defeating the ventriloquist.

The ventriloquist imagines the doll taking his form and coming to life.

With the Duel over, Dark Yugi is still enraged at the theft of Kaiba's Deck and his soul being played with using a a doll, and refuses to let the ventriloquist just walk away. He inflicts a Penalty Game on the ventriloquist that causes him to imagine the Kaiba doll, now transformed into a duplicate of him, coming to life and tormenting him. As he screams for help, the doll is shown lying harmlessly on the ground.

Dark Yugi now has six Star Chips and retrieved Kaiba's Deck - however, he notices Mokuba is gone and suspects Pegasus' men took him back to the castle. Back at Kaiba Manor, Kaiba has just awoken from his coma and storms out of the mansion, chewing out his bodyguards for allowing Mokuba to be kidnapped. Despite his maid trying to keep him from leaving, Kaiba has a helicopter ready to take him to Duelist Kingdom.

Featured Duels[edit]

Dark Yugi vs. Ventriloquist of the Dead[edit]

... Continued from the previous chapter.

Ventriloquist of the Dead's turn
The Ventriloquist of the Dead Summons "Grappler" in Defense Mode (DEF: 1200).
Dark Yugi's turn
Dark Yugi Sets a card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone. He then Summons "Celtic Guardian" in Attack Mode (ATK: 1400). "Celtic Guardian" attacks and destroys "Grappler".
Ventriloquist of the Dead's turn
The ventriloquist Summons an unnamed monster in Defense Mode and Sets a card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone.
Dark Yugi's turn
Dark Yugi Sets a card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone. He then Summons "Mystical Elf" in Attack Mode (ATK: 800).
Ventriloquist of the Dead's turn
The ventriloquist draws and Summons the last "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in Attack Mode (ATK: 3000). "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks "Mystical Elf", who has begun chanting a spell. Dark Yugi activates his face-down "Mirror Force" to reflect the attack, but the ventriloquist counters with "Negate Attack" to save "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".
Dark Yugi's turn
Dark Yugi activates his face-down "Monster Reborn" to Special Summon a "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from the ventriloquist's Graveyard in Attack Mode (ATK: 3000). Due to the chant "Mystical Elf" had been reciting, Dark Yugi was able to use her bolstering magic to transfer her ATK to his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (ATK: 3000 → 3800). Dark Yugi's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys the ventriloquist's. (Ventriloquist: 700 → 0 Life Points). Dark Yugi wins.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Appearances[edit]

The following appear in this chapter. Items in bold debuted here.

Characters
Locations
Events
Items
Organizations

Anime adaptation[edit]

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, the end of the tenth episode, "Give up the Ghost", is based on this chapter. There are a number of differences including:

References[edit]

  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com.
  2. "Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist, Vol. 2". Viz Media. (release date for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Volume 2)