Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 121

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 121
The Battle Beast turns on Sanders.



Saikyō no Rakuin

Japanese translation

The Wicked Brand


Brand of Misfortune

Episode number


Japanese air date

September 4, 2016

English air date

December 15, 2017

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening


English opening

Can you Feel the Power

Japanese ending


English ending

Can you Feel the Power


Tsutomu Kamishiro


Junichi Takahashi


Yukio Nishimoto

Animation director

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode listing (season 3)
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"Brand of Misfortune", known as "The Wicked Brand" in the Japanese version, is the one hundred and twenty first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It first aired in Japan on September 4th, 2016 and in Canada on December 15, 2017. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on November 14, 2017.

Jack takes over for Gong, who has been wounded, and fights with Yuya. The two of them begin a counterattack with a well-coordinated strategy. As the Battle Beast is driven into a corner, Sanders grows impatient and suddenly intrudes into the Duel. Jack and Yuya continue to fight while believing in each other, while Sanders and the Battle Beast use raw power to dominate their opponents. What will be the outcome of this Tag Duel?

Featured Duel: Yuya Sakaki vs. Battle Beast[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Yuya Sakaki has 100 LP and controls no cards. Battle Beast has 2600 LP and controls "Gladiator Beast Gyzarus" (2400/1500) in Attack Position, as well as "Gladiator Beast's Medallion", "Gladiator Beast's Valor", and "Thumbs Down" in his Spell & Trap Zones.

Jack intrudes in the Duel (Jack: 4000 → 2000 LP).

Turn 4: Battle Beast
The Battle Beast Sets a card.

Turn 5: Jack
Jack Sets a card. Jack Normal Summons "Red Resonator" (600/200). As a "Red" monster was Normal Summoned, Jack Special Summons "Red Warg" from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect, but its ATK is halved and Jack will be unable to attack this turn ("Red Warg" 1400 → 700). He tunes the Level 6 "Red Warg" with the Level 2 Tuner monster "Red Resonator" to Synchro Summon the Level 8 "Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. Jack activates the effect of "Scarlight", destroying all other Special Summoned monsters on the field with ATK equal to or less than that of "Scarlight" and inflicting 500 damage for each card. The Battle Beast activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card, "Gladiator Beast's Medusa Shield", which prevents a "Gladiator Beast" monster from being destroyed by card effects. He targets "Gladiator Beast Gyzarus". Jack activates his face-down "Red Vanish", which can be activated the turn it is Set if he controls a "Red" monster. It negates the activation of his opponent's Spell or Trap Card destroys it. The effect of "Scarlight" continues, "Gyzarus" is destroyed (BB 2600 → 2100) and the effect of "Thumbs Down" activates, inflicting 500 damage for each destroyed card (BB 2100 → 1100).

Sanders intrudes in the Duel (Sanders: 4000 → 2000 LP).

Jack Sets two cards. As it was sent to the Graveyard this turn, the Battle Beast activates the effect of the "Medusa Shield" in his Graveyard, letting him Set a "Gladiator Beast" Trap Card from his Deck during the End Phase.

Turn 6: Sanders
Sanders activates "Test Fusion", allowing him to Special Summon a "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monster from his Extra Deck, ignoring the Summoning conditions, by sending the "Test Ape" and "Test Tiger" in his hand to the Graveyard. He Special Summons "Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor" (2400/3000) in Attack Position. Sanders activates the effect of "Tamer Editor", allowing him to Special Summon a "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monster from any Extra Deck to its owner's field, ignoring the Summoning conditions. He Special Summons the Battle Beast's "Gladiator Beast Andabata" (1000/2400) from his Extra Deck to his side of the field in Attack Position. Since there are two or more face-up "Gladiator Beast" monsters on the field, Sanders activates the effect of "Tamer Editor", allowing the controller of those monsters to destroy a monster on the field. Sanders targets "Scarlight". As a "Red" monster is being targeted by a card effect, Jack activates his face-down "Red Armor", preventing "Red" monsters from being destroyed by card effects this turn. "Tamer Editor" attacks Yuya directly, but Yuya finds and activates the Action Card "Evasion", negating the attack.

Turn 7: Yuya
Yuya Normal Summons "Performapal Pararhino" (500/???). He activates its effect, allowing him to negate an opponent's monster effects. Yuya chooses "Andabata". Yuya activates the other effect of "Pararhino", which allows him to Special Summon a "Performapal" monster from his hand and make the targeted monster's ATK become the ATK of the "Performapal" monster. Yuya Special Summons "Performapal Gongato" (100/100) in Defense Position ("Andabata": 1000 → 100). "Pararhino" attacks "Andabata", but "Gladiator Beast's Medallion" prevents "Andabata" from being destroyed, but doubles the battle damage the Battle Beast takes (BB 1100 → 300). As the Battle Beast took battle damage involving a "Gladiator Beast" monster he controls, he activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Gladiator Beast's Assault Fort", destroying all non-"Gladiator Beast" cards he controls, making all other "Gladiator Beast" Spell/Trap Cards he controls "Gladiator Beast Fort", and placing a "Gladiator Beast" monster from his Deck underneath each "Fort". "Thumbs Down" is destroyed, "Medallion" and "Gladiator Beast's Valor" become "Gladiator Beast Forts" and the Battle Beast places "Gladiator Beast Augustus" and "Gladiator Beast Laquari" underneath them. He can return those cards to the Deck to inflict 1000 damage. During both players' turns, he may also prevent a "Gladiator Beast" monster from being destroyed by card effect or battle.

Turn 8: Battle Beast
As there are two or more "Gladiator Beast" monsters on the field, the effect of "Tamer Editor" lets those monsters' controller destroy a monster on the field and inflict damage to its controller equal to its ATK. The Battle Beast targets "Tamer Editor" itself.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Action Card