Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 247

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"Duel the Lightning!"
EnglishDuel the Lightning!
Japanese name
RōmajiGyakkyō wo Tsuranuku Inazuma!!
TranslatedBolt Out of the Blue!!
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number188
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 2002 #3
Tankōbon volume28: "Duel the Lightning!"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 17
Release dates
JapaneseDecember 17, 2001[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"Cage of Fire!"
Next"God's Third Power!"

"Duel the Lightning!", titled "Bolt Out of the Blue!!" (逆境を貫く稲妻!! Gyakkyō wo Tsuranuku Inazuma!!) in the Japanese version, is the 247th chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 188th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

Dark Marik's new combos put Jonouchi at risk of not just loss of points, but tremendous strain from the life-lines to his monsters as well.

Featured Duel: Katsuya Jonouchi vs. Dark Marik[edit]

Duel continues from the previous chapter...

Turn 8: Dark Marik
The effect of "Lava Golem" will inflict 700 damage to Jonouchi at the end of his Battle Phase.

Turn 9: Jonouchi
Jonouchi draws "Foolish Burial". Jonouchi's hand contains "Foolish Burial", "Graceful Dice" and two unknown Spell or Trap Cards. As "Viser Des" is targeting a monster and Dark Marik controls no other monsters, Jonouchi can attack him directly. "Lava Golem" attacks directly, but Dark Marik activates his Set Trap Card "Monster Relief", allowing him to return a monster he controls to his hand and then Special Summon a Level 4 monster from his hand. He returns "Viser Des" to his hand and then Special Summons it in Attack Position (500/?). The attack continues, but since "Viser Des" was Summoned, it cannot be destroyed for three turns. At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Lava Golem" inflicts 700 damage to Jonouchi (Jonouchi: 3300 → 2600 LP) and the effect of "Helpoemer" discards a random card from Jonouchi's hand.

Turn 10: Dark Marik
Dark Marik Sets a card. Dark Marik activate the Permanent Spell Card "Machine Duplication", allowing him to Special Summon as many copies of a Machine-Type monster he controls with 500 or less ATK as possible from his Deck. He Special Summons two more copies of "Viser Des" in Attack Position. Dark Marik activates the effects of the two "Viser Des" that he just Special Summoned, targeting "Lava Golem" and "Rocket Warrior" and preventing them from being Tributed, while also allowing him to attack them at the end of Jonouchi's Battle Phase.

Turn 11: Jonouchi
Jonouchi's hand contains "Foolish Burial", "Graceful Dice" and an unknown Spell or Trap Card. Jonouchi draws "Gilford the Lightning". Jonouchi activates the Spell Card "Graceful Dice", targeting a monster on the field with 500 or less ATK and rolling a six-sided dice, then multiplying the ATK of that monster by the number rolled. He targets the first "Viser Des" and he rolls a 6 ("Viser Des": 500 → 3000 ATK). As the ATK of the monster targeted by "Machine Duplication" increased past 500, the monsters summoned by its effect are destroyed. Jonouchi Tributes "Lava Golem", "Rocket Warrior" and "Panther Warrior" to Tribute Summon "Gilford the Lightning" (2800/1400) in Attack Position.

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. (release date for Weekly Shōnen Jump 2002 #3)