Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 051
|English||A Whale of a Ride, Part 1|
|Japanese OP||"Last Train - The New Morning"|
|Japanese ED||"CROSS GAME"|
|English OP & ED||"Hyper Drive"|
|Animation director||Kimiharu Muto|
|Japanese||March 25, 2009|
|English||August 28, 2009|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episodes (season 1)|
|Previous||"Mark of the Monkey, Part 4"|
|Next||"A Whale of a Ride, Part 2"|
|Featured card||"Diving Exploder"|
"A Whale of a Ride, Part 1" known as "Be Resurrected! Boundary Surpassing Riding Duel" in the Japanese version, is the fifty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on March 25, 2009 and in the United States on August 28, 2009.
Using its "Eternal Sunshine" attack, "Ancient Fairy Dragon" emits an invigorating blast of light, causing "Cusillu" to dissolve. Devack's hood is thrown back from the blast, as his Life Points hit 0. The surrounding Monkey geoglyph fades away.
Leo compliments Luna on the victory, while she considers the fate of the Duel Monster Spirits, believing to have freed them. Devack, with pitch-black eyes and dust powering from his body slowly approaches the twins. Leo acts as a shield for his sister. Ashamed with his loss, Devack begs for Roman's forgiveness and reaches for the twins, who are pushed out his way by Yusei, before he can make contact. The Dark Signer collapses into a pile of dust, leaving the others watch in anxiety.
In the Duel Monsters Spirit World, the Monkey geoglyph disappears from the sky and the souls of the spirits return to the tablets in Zeman's castle, where they are subsequently released. Torunka understands that Luna has managed to free them and informs the spirit's of her endeavor.
Trudge and Yusei compliment the twins on how they performed in the Duel. Ancient Fairy Dragon and Regulus appear in front of the party. Trudge, who refused to accept the existence of such spirits, believes the Solid Vision from the Duel must still be active. However Ancient Fairy Dragon speaks to him, claiming not to be an illusion, which causes Trudge to faint.
Ancient Fairy Dragon thanks Luna and informs her of the spirits well-being, thanks to her. Luna is glad to hear, but tells Ancient Fairy Dragon that some of the thanks belong to Leo and Yusei for supporting her. Ancient Fairy Dragon thanks them both in return. Yusei asks Ancient Fairy Dragon for her support in their battle with the Dark Signers. Both the dragon and Regulus agree to help and transfigure into card form in Luna's hands.
Yusei and the twins proceed into the tower that Devack was guarding. Luna inserts the "Ancient Fairy Dragon" into the control unit. An alarm goes off and the tower begins to rumble. After quickly retrieving her card, Luna hurries outside with Yusei and Leo before the doors close, where they observe as the tower sinks into the ground, leaving no trace behind.
Trudge wakes-up finding the spirits have disappeared and believes he must have been hallucinating earlier. With one tower taken down, Yusei makes plans to tackle the remaining three, starting with the Giant, where he will face Kalin.
He makes his way to a cell, where Greiger is held and calls him out. The two of them make their way to the top of the Ener-D Reactor. He receives Greiger's felony of trying to assassinate Rex Goodwin during the Fortune Cup. As punishment, Greiger is to be executed, which Roman plans to carry out himself, right now. inside the Ener-D Reactor is a swirling pool of Ener-D, which Roman says are the Doors to the Netherworld. He tells Greiger that he is now ready to die and be reborn as a Dark Signer. Greiger must first remember what he felt back when he tried to kill Goodwin in order to alite the flames of vengeance within his heart.
Reminding him of the destruction of his hometown and the alleged fate of his brother and sister and blaming it on Goodwin, fills with Greiger with his hatred for Goodwin and thirst for revenge. With these necessities fulfilled, unexpected to Greiger, Roman activates a trapdoor, causing Greiger to fall into the pool of Ener-D.
Before Greiger makes contact with the Ener-D, a spider on the ceiling shoots a web, which catches him around the neck and stops his fall, snapping his neck. With Greiger suspended there, Roman calls down to him, stating that he is giving Greiger a chance to seek his revenge, by making him a Dark Signer, who must defeat Yusei Fudo. Greiger convinces himself that he must defeat Yusei and Roman begins the process. A fountain of Ener-D rushes up, engulfing Greiger, and as Roman laughs, the Killer Whale Nazca Line briefly flashes in the sky.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Satellite, Crow emerges from a refrigerator that he had taken cover in to survive the black fog. He falls forward as he makes his way to the Blackbird and remembers what Lazar had said about running for life, before the black fog appeared. He rides the Blackbird through the streets, learning that everyone has disappeared.
He returns to his hideout at Daedalus Bridge and begins to hallucinate as he thinks he sees and hears the children. As he tries to touch them, he realizes that they are not there. After coming to grips with the reality, he screams out loud, before making his way to the edge of the incomplete bridge. Up there, he spots the Giant geoglyph in the sky over the B.A.D. Understanding a Dark Signer to be there, he mounts his Duel Runner and speeds off in their direction.
On the way, Crow spots Greiger on his Duel Runner and ramps out in front of him. The two Runners halt and Greiger shouts out, believing Crow to be Yusei (in the dub he angrily tells Crow to get out of his way). Crow states that he is not Yusei, but he knows who Greiger is and damns him for joining the Dark Signers. Greiger has not met Crow before, but Crow introduces himself and challenges Greiger to a Duel.
Greiger questions as to whether Crow is a Signer. (In the dub, Grieger knows that Crow is not a Signer.) Regardless of being a Signer or not, Crow recites his reason for challenging Greiger. Although Greiger is unsure what Crow means, Crow accuses the Dark Signers of taking away the children he took care of. The fate of the innocent children, reminds Greiger of his brother and sister. He regarded Crow's threat to make him pay as ironic, as he believes he shall make Goodwin pay for killing his siblings. He tells Crow that the fate bestowed on his siblings, caused him to seek vengeance by any means necessary, even through bloodshed.
Seeing no use in arguing, Crow suggests they get on with the Duel, refusing to let Greiger face Yusei, until he has beaten him. Greiger refuses to Duel a non-Signer like Crow. However Crow attaches a timer to the Blackbird, which he says will kill both players when the timer reaches 0. (In the dub, he says it's an E.M.P. charge that will wreck Grieger's Runner.) He threatens to chase Greiger unless he accepts. Seeing Crow to be mentally prepared, he accepts the Duel in order to lure Yusei.
Greiger informs Crow that once the Shadow Duel starts, there will be no turning back and one of them will lose their soul. Crow refuses to receive concern from people who stole away the only place who could go home to. Before they begin, Crow lays down one more rule; both players turn off auto-pilot for the Duel. Remembering Yusei's encounter with Ccapac Apu, Crow infers that the only way to counter the attacks from an Earthbound Immortal is to use your own riding techniques.
Yusei, Trudge and the twins see the geoglyph appear in the sky. Trudge notes that it shouldn't be there as there is no Dark Signer with a Killer Whale birthmark, sparking Yusei to worry that a new Dark Signer may have emerged. Since Luna and Yusei's birthmarks aren't reacting, they deduce that the Dark Signer's opponent isn't a Signer.
Greiger sets the rule to decide who goes first; whoever is first around the first corner. Crow chucks the timer onto the ground, explaining that it was only an alarm clock and suggests they start the race, once the timer hits 0.
The timer drops to 0 and the alarm goes off. Both Runners speed off and Crow makes plans on how to get past the corner first, when his Runner has less horsepower. Crow speeds-up, prompting Greiger to go even faster. Greiger gets to the corner first, but drifts to the outmost point, due to the size of his Duel Runner, allowing Crow to easily take the inside lane and move in front of Greiger.
Greiger draws "Diving Exploder" and Summons "Trap Reactor・Y FI" in Attack Position (ATK: 800). He discards "Diving Exploder", switching the ATK and DEF of "Shura the Blue Flame" and "Trap Reactor・Y FI", setting them at 1200 and 1800 respectively. Greiger then attacks "Shura" with "Y FI". "Y FI" shoots out "Shura", dropping Crow's Life Points to 3400. The impact from the attack, knocks Crow off course, causing his Duel Runner to sail off course and fall off the side of the highroad.
Yusei and company continue to make their way to the Killer Whale geoglyph. Yusei fears for whoever is facing the Dark Signer and hopes they don't make any hasty decisions. (In the dub, he thinks that whoever's Dueling that Dark Signer has no idea the amount of danger they're getting into, as if they come "deck-to-deck" with an Earthbound Immortal, it might be their last Duel ever.)
Leo and Luna vs. Devack
Leo and Luna have 200 Life Points and control "Power Tool Dragon" (2000/2200) in Attack Position equipped with "Rocket Pilder", "Ancient Fairy Dragon" (2900/3000) in Attack Position equipped with "Pain to Power", and "Morphtransition" Set in their Spell & Trap Zone. Devack has 2100 Life Points and controls "Earthbound Immortal Cusillu" (800/2400) in Attack Position and "Roaring Earth" in his Spell & Trap Zone.
Turn 13: Leo and Luna
"Ancient Fairy Dragon" has just attacked "Earthbound Immortal Cusillu". "Cusillu" is destroyed (Devack: 2100 → 0 LP).
Crow Hogan vs. Greiger
This Duel is conducted as a Turbo Duel, so at the start of the Duel, the Field Spell Card "Speed World" is activated. When a player plays a non-"Speed Spell" Spell Card, they take 2000 damage. During each player's Standby Phase after the first turn, each player places 1 Speed Counter of their own on "Speed World" (max. 12 each). Also, each time a player takes damage, they reduce their Speed Counters by 1 for every 1000 damage they took.
Turn 1: Crow
Crow's hand contains "Blackwing - Backlash", "Fake Feather", "Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame", "Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor" and "Blackwing - Fane the Steel Chain". Crow draws "Speed Spell - Angel Baton". Crow Normal Summons "Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame" (1800/1200) in Attack Position. Crow Sets a card.
Turn 2: Greiger
Greiger draws "Diving Exploder". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Speed World" activates (Crow: 0 → 1 SPC; Greiger: 0 → 1 SPC). Greiger Normal Summons "Trap Reactor・Y FI" (800/1800) in Attack Position. Grieger sends "Diving Exploder" from his hand to the Graveyard to activate its effect, switching the ATK and DEF of all face-up monsters on the field ("Shura the Blue Flame": 1800 → 1200/1200 → 1800; "Trap Reactor・Y FI": 800 → 1800/1800 → 800). "Trap Reactor・Y FI" attacks and destroys "Shura the Blue Flame" (Crow: 4000 → 3400 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
|Tablets within Zeman's fortress|
Differences in adaptations
- In the dub, all flashbacks have a white mist around the edge of the screen.
- In the original, just before Devack turns into dust he asks Roman to forgive him. In the dub, he vows that he'll drag Leo and Luna to the netherworld.
- In the dub, when Torunka saw that the Duel Monster Spirits had been freed, he notes that now Luna has to save her own world.
- After the spirits return to the Duel Monsters Spirit World, the next shot on Earth shows the camera panning back from the Cusillu Control Tower. In the dub, Leo cheers that it's a happy ending moment, but Luna reminds him this isn't the ending; there was no dialogue in the original version.
- In the dub when Leo cried from Yusei's acknowledging him, Luna playfully called Leo a crybaby, she said nothing in the original.
- In the dub, when Trudge asked where the Control Tower went, Leo playfully claims not to have seen any Tower.
- In the dub, the order of Greiger's flashbacks is altered and the fire in the flashback is recolored purple.
- Greiger's transformation into a Dark Signer is depicting differently in the dub. In both versions, Roman drops Greiger into the negative Ener-D, and one of Roman's spiders can be seen above him. In the Japanese version, the spider shoots a string of webbing after Greiger that catches him around the neck and hangs him, killing him. This is cut from the dub, where Greiger is simply suspended above the negative Ener-D as can be seen in long shots, which erase the spider web. In the Japanese version, Roman simply bids Greiger be brought back with revenge in his soul, and Greiger remembers everything that has happened to him and his family. In the dub, Roman reminds Greiger of these memories as he pronounces Greiger's rebirth.
- In the dub, the scene of the residents of Satellite being absorbed by the black fog is cut.
- In the original version, a commercial break occurs during Crow and Greiger's meeting; after Crow challenges Greiger to a Duel, a dramatic cut to Greiger is shown, then an overhead shot of them before the commercial. When the commercial ends and the episode resumes, a wide shot of Crow and Greiger on the coast of Satellite before ruined buildings jutting out of the water is shown before Greiger notes that Crow isn't a Signer, so he doesn't need to Duel him. All these shots were cut from the dub, due to the different commercial times between versions, and Crow and Greiger's conversation continues without interruption.
- To force Greiger to Turbo Duel him, Crow claims his alarm clock is a different device, depending on the version. In the Japanese version, he claims it is a bomb that will kill them both after connecting it to his Duel Runner. In the dub, he claims it's an electromagnetic pulse charge that will disable Greiger's Duel Runner.
- In the showcase cards, "Fake Explosion" uses its initial anime text and "Trap Reactor・Y FI" has its first anime artwork. "Trap Reactor・Y FI" is later shown with its OCG artwork in this episode and "Fake Explosion" would have its TCG/OCG effect when Greiger used it during the following episode.
- This card originally belonged to Devack, but Luna summoned it onto her side of the field in the previous episode via "Respect Synchron". After Devack's defeat, this card is placed into Luna's possession.