Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 276

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"Than Curse the Darkness"
Title page
EnglishThan Curse the Darkness
Japanese name
RōmajiNamanaru Yami ni Hikari wo!!
TranslatedThe Living Darkness is Shown the Light
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number217
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 2002 #39
Tankōbon volume31: "Yugi vs. Marik"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 18
Release dates
JapaneseAugust 26, 2002[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"One Point of Life!"
Next"The End of Alcatraz"

"Than Curse the Darkness", titled "The Living Darkness is Shown the Light" (生なる闇に光を!! Namanaru Yami ni Hikari wo!!) in the Japanese version, is the 276th chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 217th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

Dark Yugi and Dark Marik conclude their Duel in the last round of the Battle City tournament. Dark Yugi defeats the "The Sun Dragon Ra". Marik, with his last Life Point, decides the outcome of the Duel.

Featured Duel: Dark Yugi VS Dark Marik[edit]

... continued from the previous chapter

Turn 15: Dark Marik
"The Sun Dragon Ra" is destroyed by the effect of "Dimension Magic. This effectively destroys Dark Marik as well, since he is fused with Ra at the time. After the attack, Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl are sent to the Graveyard. (NOTE 1: In real game, "Magical Dimension" destroys 1 monster on the field. In this scene, it apparently grants 2 Spellcasters the ability to destroy any one monster by simultaneously attacking the target. In addition, both Spellcasters are discarded to the Graveyard after the attack.) At this point, the original Marik is able to regain control of his body, with the evil Marik now as the sacrifice. Marik forfeits the Duel, automatically dropping his Life Points to 0 (Marik 1 → 0).

Yugi wins.

Featured cards[edit]

The following cards were used in this chapter.

Title pages[edit]


  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com. (release date for Weekly Shōnen Jump 2002 #39)