Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 253

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"God in Hand!!"
EnglishGod in Hand!!
Japanese name
RōmajiKami wo te ni!!
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number194
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 2002 #11
Tankōbon volume29: "Slifer vs. Obelisk!"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 17
Release dates
JapaneseFebruary 9, 2002[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"Sky Duel Coliseum!"
Next"Secret Plan to Call God!"

"God in Hand!!" (神を手に!! Kami wo te ni!!) is the 253rd chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 194th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

Yugi saved himself from Kaiba's "The God of the Obelisk" during their Battle City semifinal Duel.

Featured Duel: Dark Yugi VS Seto Kaiba[edit]

Turn 4: Seto Kaiba
Yugi used his "Lightforce Sword" to keep "The God of the Obelisk" from Kaiba's hand outside the field for 3 full turns. Since "Obelisk's" Summon was nullified, the Tributed monsters stay on the field and the effect of "Soul Exchange" ends. Kaiba ends his turn.

Turn 5: Dark Yugi
Yugi Sets "Exchange" and ends his turn.

Turn 6: Seto Kaiba
Kaiba Normal Summons "Y-Dragon Head" (1500/1600). As Magnet monsters, Kaiba's "Y-Dragon Head" and "X-Head Cannon" merged to form "XY-Dragon Cannon", a monster with 2200 ATK and 2400 DEF. "XY-Dragon Cannon" attacks and destroys "Kuriboh". Kaiba subsequently activates "Voice of the Heavens", at the cost of 1000 Life Points (Kaiba: 2000) in order to add Yugi's "Slifer the Sky Dragon" from Yugi's Deck to Kaiba's hand. Yugi activates his Set "Exchange", so Kaiba and Yugi swaps one card from their respective hands. Kaiba takes "Life Shaver", and Yugi takes "Slifer the Sky Dragon". Kaiba ends his turn.

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 #11)