Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 096

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"The Deadly Guardian!!"
Title page
EnglishThe Deadly Guardian!!
Japanese name
RōmajiMajin no Kyōfu! !
TranslatedFear the Demon!!
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number37
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 1998 #41
Tankōbon volume11: "Dungeon of Doom"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 7
Release dates
JapaneseSeptember 7, 1998[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"The Terror of the Dungeon"
Next"The Final Card"

"The Deadly Guardian!" is the ninety-sixth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the thirty-seventh chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

Featured Duel Dark Yugi and Katsuya Jonouchi vs. the Meikyû Brothers[edit]

Duel continues from the previous chapter

The Meikyû Brothers have just Summoned "Gate Guardian"

Dark Yugi: 1200 Life Points

Jonouchi: 1600 Life Points

Dark Yugi has "Dark Magician" covered by "Magical Hats".

Jonouchi has "Flame Swordsman"

Meikyû the Elder: 1700 Life Points

Meikyû the Younger: 1080 Life Points

The Meikyû Brothers have "Gate Guardian", "Monster Tamer", and "Labyrinth Wall"

Dark Yugi's turn

Sets 2 cards.

Meikyû the Elder's turn

Attacks Flame Swordsman with "Sanga of the Thunder" (Part of "Gate Guardian"), Dark Yugi then activates "Mirror Force" to deflect the attack back to Gate Guardian. Meikyû the Elder then activates the barrier effect of "Suijin" which negates the effect of "Mirror Force" effect.

Katsuya Jonouchi's turn

Attacks "Kazejin" with "Flame Swordsman", then Meikyû the Elder activates the effect of "Suijin", blocking the attack. Meikyû the Elder then counter attacks and destroys "Flame Swordsman" (Jonouchi: 1600 → 1300 Life Points)

Dark Yugi's turn

Summons "Summoned Skull" and attacks Suijin. Meikyû the Younger attempts to activate the effect of "Suijin" but When "Suijin" counter attacked, it passed through one of Dark Yugi's "Magical Hats" which had "Spellbinding Circle" in it, paralyzing "Suijin" (Meikyû the Younger: 1080 → 780 Life Points).

Meikyû the Elder's turn

Activates "De-Spell" removing "Spellbinding Circle" from "Gate Guardian".

"Katsuya Jonouchi's turn

Summons "Red-Eyes Black Dragon". Dark Yugi then activates "Polymerization" combining "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and "Summoned Skull" to Summon "Black Skull Dragon".

Duel continues in the next chapter

Featured cards[edit]

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


  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com.