Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 004

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 004
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 004
Kanji

運命の対決!立ちはだかるスターダスト・ドラゴン

Rōmaji

Unmei no Taiketsu! Tachihadakaru Sutādasuto Doragon

Japanese translation

The Battle of Destiny! Stardust Dragon Stands in the Way

English

Episode number

4

Japanese air date

April 23, 2008

English air date

October 4, 2008

Cards
Gallery Japanese
International
Featured card

Multiple Piece Golem

Music
Japanese opening

Kizuna

English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending

START

English ending

Hyper Drive

Staff
Screenplay

Atsuhiro Tomioka

Director

Kimiharu Muto

Storyboard

Kenji Seto

Animation director

Kimiharu Muto

Mechanical animation director

Yuji Kokai

Prop design

Yoshihiro Sato

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)
Previous Pipe Dreams
Next A Blast From The Past, Part 2

"A Blast From The Past Part 1", known as "The Battle of Destiny! Stardust Dragon Stands in the Way" in the Japanese version, is the fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime series and is the first two part Duel. It aired in Japan on April 23, 2008.

Yusei finally manages to meet Jack in New Domino. Here, they hold a Turbo Duel with Yusei's "Stardust Dragon" on the line. Yusei is determine to have his card back and get his revenge on his former friend.

Summary[edit]

Reunion[edit]

Yusei and Jack's reunion.

After crossing the pipeline, Yusei arrives in New Domino. Here he meets Jack. In the Japanese version, Jack asks how long has it been, to which Yusei replies, "Two years"; Jack admires Yusei's new Duel Runner, saying he's built quite the Duel Runner, that's not surprising; Yusei reminds Jack that he stole the first one he built, after all; Jack smiles, saying that a King never lets a chance slip by; Yusei asks where it is and Jack tells him it's obviously already broken; Yusei clenches a fist; He's slightly upset but calmly asks about his card; Jack holds up the card "Stardust Dragon" and Yusei tells him it was part of their friends in Satellite and their dreams; Jack looks down upon Yusei for still pondering on that "childish nonsense"; Now that he is King he no longer needs the card, he says. In the Engish version; Jack says that he hopes Trudge wasn't too much on an inconvenience, he was just doing what he's paying him to do; He then asks what brings Yusei here; With a tone of demand, Yusei replies that he wants his "Stardust Dragon" card back; Jack asks about the Runner, but Yusei hotly responds that he doesn't need it and asks how its running; Jack states that Yusei never could never let go of anything; Yusei replies that he never was one to forgive and forget; Jack tries Yusei's patience by asking if he wants to catch up on old times, as Yusei continues to demand "Stardust Dragon"; Jack holds up the card; Disgusted, Yusei asks how could he to which replies that he couldn't leave it in the hands of losers; Not satisfied, Yusei reminds him how it was the only hope their friends had of getting out of the Satellite; It was meant to help them all; It certainly helped him, Jack says.

Jack then throws it down to Yusei. Yusei stares at the card and shuts his eyes for a second. In the Japanese version, Jack asks what's wrong and tells him to put it back in his Deck. In the English version he asks if Yusei's having second thoughts. Yusei throws it back. In the Japanese version, he says that he'll get it back in a Duel and that he bets Jack had the same thing in mind. In the English version, Yusei says that he wants the card, but he also wants Jack to pay for what he did and when he beats him, he'll take the card back. Jack agrees and they head to a Duel stadium.

On the way Jack shows Yusei the skyscrapers of New Domino. In the Japanese version he tells Yusei how the city never sleeps and continues to grow; And that he will continue to rule as King. In the English version he describes how it's a step up from Satellite.

Goodwin, Zigzix, Mina and Lazar[edit]

Zigzix's demonstration.

Meanwhile Zigzix energetically gives a presentation to Rex Goodwin about the benefits of Ener-D. In the Japanese; He pauses to catch his breath and Goodwin calmly explains that he understands his love of Momentum, but insists that he get to the point. He sent for them that late at night because he had something important to tell them. In the English; Goodwin gets impatient with Zigzix and tells him to get to the point before he decides to replace him. Zigzix shows him a screen and says that at Kaiba Corporation's Ener-D Research and Development Department, they had finaly completed the New Domino City Absolute Momentum Project. In the Japanese he says; This will give New Domino the mightiest of all energies and wisdom of god himself...; He is interrupted by Goodwin grunting and greatly tones down his excitement and says Goodwin has all the details by looking at the project documentation. In the English; He says it will make them the masters of the universe, before correcting himself and saying it will make Goodwin the master of the universe. They are interrupted by Mina who whispers something to Goodwin, causing him to have to leave Zigzix early.

Goodwin, Lazar and Mina watch the Duel.

Mina informs Goodwin about Jack and Yusei's encounter. Goodwin says that it cannot become known that Jack was in contact with a Satellite resident, it would be bad for his reputation. Mina begins to tell Goodwin what happened, but he scolds her for making excuses. In the Japanese; Goodwin seizes Mina by the jaw.

Together they meet Lazar who shows them a live recording of Yusei and Jack meeting at the Duel Stadium. In the Japanese; Lazar asks if they should contact Security but Goodwin says it hasn't come to that yet. In the English; Lazar points out how it's illegal to duel against Satellite residents; Goodwin says he wants to see how Jack handles this, but keep the guards on standby.

Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Jack Atlas[edit]

Before the start of the Duel, as per the rules of a Turbo Duel, the Field Spell "Speed World" is activated. If a player activates a non-"Speed Spell" Spell, they take 2000 damage. During each player's Standby Phase, each player places a Speed Counter on "Speed World", up to a maximum of twelve each. Also, each time a player takes damage, they reduce their Speed Counters by one for every 1000 points of damage they took.

Turn 1: Yusei
Yusei's hand contains "Graceful Revival", "Shield Warrior", "Defense Draw", "Speed Warrior", and "Harmonia Mirror"[Error 1]. Yusei Normal Summons "Quillbolt Hedgehog" (800/800) in Defense Position.

Turn 2: Jack
During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei: 0 → 1 SPC, Jack: 0 → 1 SPC). Jack Normal Summons "Mad Archfiend" (1800/0) in Attack Position. "Mad Archfiend" attacks and destroys "Quillbolt Hedgehog". "Mad Archfiend" subsequently inflicts piercing damage through its own effect (Yusei: 4000 → 3000 LP, 1 → 0 SPC). Jack's hand contains "Twin-Shield Defender", "Big Piece Golem", "Medium Piece Golem", "Dark Resonator", and "Sinister Sprocket".

Turn 3: Yusei
Yusei draws "Junk Synchron". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei: 0 → 1 SPC, Jack: 1 → 2 SPC). Yusei Normal Summons "Junk Synchron" (1300/500) in Attack Position. As Yusei controls a Tuner, Yusei activates the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" from his Graveyard to revive it (800/800) in Defense Position but it will be removed from play when it leaves the field. Yusei tunes "Quillbolt Hedgehog" with "Junk Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Junk Warrior" (2300/1300) in Attack Position. "Junk Warrior" attacks and destroys "Mad Archfiend" (Jack: 4000 → 3500 LP).

Turn 4: Jack
Jack draws "Spacegate". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei: 1 → 2 SPC, Jack: 2 → 3 SPC). Jack Normal Summons "Twin-Shield Defender" (700/1600) in Defense Position and Sets a card.

Turn 5: Yusei
Yusei draws "Spacegate"[Error 2]. During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei: 2 → 3 SPC, Jack: 3 → 4 SPC). Yusei's hand contains "Ghost Gardna", "Harmonia Mirror", "Speed Warrior", "Counterattack Beacon", and "Meteor Stream". Yusei Normal Summons "Speed Warrior" (900/400) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Junk Warrior", it gains ATK equal to the total ATK of all face-up Level 2 or lower monsters Yusei controls[Notes 1] ("Junk Warrior": 2300 → 3200 ATK). During the Battle Phase, as "Speed Warrior" was Normal Summoned this turn, Yusei activates its effect, doubling its original ATK until the end of the Battle Phase ("Speed Warrior": 900 → 1800 ATK). "Speed Warrior" attacks and destroys "Twin-Shield Defender". As the face-up Defense Position "Twin-Shield Defender" Jack controls was destroyed by battle and sent to his Graveyard, Jack activates the effect of "Twin-Shield Defender" to halve the current ATK of "Junk Warrior" ("Junk Warrior": 3200 → 1600 ATK). "Junk Warrior" attacks directly (Jack: 3500 → 1900 LP, 4 → 3 SPC). Jack activates his face-down "Spacegate" to place a Gate Counter on it for each time a monster Yusei controls that attacks or is attacked this turn ("Spacegate": 0 → 2 Gate Counters)[Error 3]. Yusei Sets a card. On Yusei's End Phase, the effect of "Twin-Shield Defender" expires ("Junk Warrior": 1600 → 3200 ATK).

Turn 6: Jack
During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Yusei: 3 → 4 SPC, Jack: 3 → 4 SPC). As Jack has 4 or more Speed Counters, he activates "Speed Spell - Speed Fusion" to fuse "Big Piece Golem" with "Medium Piece Golem" from his hand in order to Fusion Summon "Multiple Piece Golem" (2600/1300) in Attack Position. "Multiple Piece Golem" attacks "Speed Warrior". During damage calculation during Jack's turn, Yusei activates his face-down "Defense Draw" to make the battle damage he would take from this battle 0, then draw a card. "Multiple Piece Golem" destroys "Speed Warrior" ("Junk Warrior": 3200 → 2300 ATK)[Error 4].

At the end of the Battle Phase, as "Multiple Piece Golem" attacked or was attacked, Jack activates its effect to return it to the Extra Deck and revive "Big Piece Golem" (2100/0) and "Medium Piece Golem" (1600/0) in Attack Position since both monsters were in his Graveyard. As "Medium Piece Golem" was Summoned while Jack controls "Big Piece Golem", he activates the effect of "Medium Piece Golem" to Special Summon "Small Piece Golem" (1100/0) from his Deck in Attack Position, but its effects are negated.

Jack Normal Summons "Dark Resonator" (1300/300) in Attack Position. Jack tunes "Big Piece Golem" with "Dark Resonator" in order to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" (3000/2000) in Attack Position. During the Main Phase, Jack activates the second effect of "Spacegate" to send it to the Graveyard and Special Summon "Sinister Sprocket" (400/0) in Attack Position since its Level was equal to or lower than the number of Gate Counters on "Spacegate". Jack tunes "Small Piece Golem" and "Medium Piece Golem" with "Sinister Sprocket" in order to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon" (2500/2000) in Attack Position[Error 5].

Duel continues in the next episode.

Differences in adaptions[edit]

  • In the Japanese version, while showing Yusei the skyscrapers, Jack tells Yusei how the city never sleeps and continues to grow; And that he will continue to rule as King. In the English version he describes how it's a step up from Satellite.
  • The stadium that Yusei and Jack are dueling in is called the Kaiba Dome in the English version. Its name was not mentioned in the Japanese version.
  • In the English version, Jack says the he hopes Trudge wasn't too much on an inconvenience, he just doing what he's paying him to do. In the Japanese version, Jack shows no authority over Ushio (Trudge) and this line did not exist.
  • In the Japanese, Goodwin tolerates Akutsu's (Zigzix's) wild behavior. In the English version, he becomes impatient over it.
  • In the Japanese version, when Mikage (Mina) said she tried to stop Jack, Goodwin seizes her by the jaw, after which she apologies. This scene was cut from the English version.


Trivia[edit]

  • In the original Japanese airing, when Jack summons Stardust Dragon, it's moving down. This is changed on the Japanese DVD to show Stardust moving up, and that's the version 4Kids dubbed.

Errors[edit]

  1. These cards were wrongly animated. They should instead be "Ghost Gardna", "Harmonia Mirror", "Speed Warrior", "Counterattack Beacon", and "Meteor Stream".
  2. Based on the cards played afterwards, this card is wrongly animated, and should instead be "Defense Draw".
  3. In the written Japanese anime lore of "Spacegate" this effect activates each time a monster Yusei controls declared an attack while "Spacegate" is face-up.
  4. At this point, the effect of "Spacegate" would have placed a third Gate Counter on it, but this was not shown, nor was the third counter present when Jack sent it to the Graveyard.
  5. In the written Japanese anime lore of "Red Dragon Archfiend", during the End Phase, "Stardust Dragon" should have been destroyed as it did not declare an attack.
  • In the English dub, when Jack's Life Points drop due to the direct attack made by "Junk Warrior", the wrong counter is used. Instead of a Life Point counter, it is a monster's Attack Point counter.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

Japanese character name[1] Japanese voice actor[1]
Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino
Rex Goodwin Shinya Kote
Yeager Tetsuya Yanagihara
Akutsu Koichiro Yuzawa
Mikage Sagari Aiko Aihashi
Other Keisuke Kogo, Masayuki Iwashita, Koichi Yokota, Masafumi Oku, Hisato Fukuda, Mika Ishibashi,

References[edit]

  1. a b c d e f g h yugioh5ds-world.net Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 4: "Fated Showdown! Stardust Dragon Blocks the Way"

Notes[edit]

  1. In the written Japanese anime lore of "Junk Warrior" this effect activates when it is Synchro Summoned.