Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 126

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"The Perfect Defense"
Title page
EnglishThe Perfect Defense
Japanese name
RōmajiHangeki Funou!!
TranslatedUnable to Counterattack!!
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number67
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 1999 #21
Tankōbon volume15: "Yugi vs. Pegasus"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 9
Release dates
JapaneseApril 19, 1999[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"Seen Through!?"
Next"Do the Impossible!"

"The Perfect Defense", known as "Unable to Counterattack!!" is the 126th chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 67th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.


Pegasus' Millennium Eye allows him to read through all of Yugi's cards and strategies, making him able to counter every move Yugi makes.

Featured Duel: Dark Yugi vs. Maximillion J. Pegasus[edit]

Continued from previous chapter...

Dark Yugi Normal Summons "Giant Soldier of Stone" in Defense Position (DEF 2000).

Pegasus' Turn
Pegasus Sets a card and Normal Summons "Ryu-Ran" in Defense Position (DEF 2600). He also switches "Red Archery Girl" back to Defense Position.

Dark Yugi's Turn
Yugi's hand contains "Imp", "Magical Hats", "Spellbinding Circle" and "Celtic Guardian". He draws "Summoned Skull". Yugi Sets a card ("Spellbinding Circle") and Normal Summons "Summoned Skull" in Defense Position (DEF 1200).

Pegasus' Turn
Pegasus switches "Ryu-Ran" to Attack Position (ATK 2200) and attacks "Summoned Skull". Yugi activates his face-down "Spellbinding Circle", reducing the ATK of "Ryu-Ran" by 700 (ATK 1500).

Dark Yugi's Turn
Ygui swithces "Summoned Skull" to Attack Position (ATK 2500) and attacks "Ryu-Ran", but Pegasus activates his face-down "Trap Displacement", transferring the curse of "Spellbinding Circle" to "Summoned Skull" (ATK 1800). "Ryu-Ran" counter-attacks and destroys "Summoned Skull" (Yugi LP 1400).

Pegasus' Turn
Pegasus activates "Toon World", transforming "Red Archery Girl" and "Ryu-Ran" into "Toon Mermaid" and "Manga Ryu-Ran". Pegasus attacks and destroys "Giant Soldier of Stone" with "Manga Ryu-Ran".

Continued next chapter...

Featured cards[edit]

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

Title pages[edit]


  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com. (release date for Weekly Shōnen Jump 1999 #21)