Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 134

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 134
Yuya struggles with the darkness as he faces the other three incarnations and their dragons.



Yami no Yūwaku

Japanese translation

Allure of Darkness



Episode number


Japanese air date

December 11, 2016

English air date

March 16, 2018

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening

Pendulum Beat!

English opening

Can you Feel the Power

Japanese ending

Dashing Pendulum

English ending

Can you Feel the Power


Ryo Tamura

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode listing (season 3)
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"Relentless", known as "Allure of Darkness" in the Japanese version, is the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It aired in Japan on December 11th, 2016, and in Canada on March 16th, 2018. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on Decemebr 5, 2017.

Yuya’s anger toward Yuri, who had defeated Yusho, reaches an apex. A Duel between Yuya and Yuri then begins. With the "Smile World" card his father left behind for him in hand, Yuya fearlessly resolved to fight Yuri. However, when the dragons on the Field resonate, the darkness within Yuya and Yuto’s hearts overflows and torments the two of them!


Yuri and Yuya face-off.

Yuri and the Awakened Yuya face off; Yuri noting that Yuya's got a nice expression on his face thanks to his father. He holds up the card containing Yusho with a smirk (in the dub, he comments that who knew one little card could cause so much pain, and threatens to tear it in half), and Yuya furiously screams at him to give his father back, releasing a shockwave of darkness. Declan tells Yuya to stop and not get absorbed in the darkness (in the dub, he tells Yuya to calm down), but the shockwave blasts him into the wall, and Riley runs to him. Yuri, who was pushed back as well, tells Yuya that that's good; all that anger and power will be his once they reunite as one (in the dub, he chides Yuya for losing his temper). Yuya calls Yuri unforgivable for sealing his father into a card (in the dub, he tells Yuri that he's messing with the wrong guy), and Declan tells Yuya to wait and not approach Yuri carelessly. Yuya again screams that he won't forgive Yuri, and Yuri comments that Yuya wants the card containing his father, doesn't he? Then he can fight him for it; Duel him for it (in the dub, he states that he never asked for forgiveness, and won't give Yuya any mercy either when he defeats him). Yuri activates his Duel Disk, and Yuya replies that oh, he'll Duel for it, activating his own Duel Disk. His Duel Disk declares, "Field Spell: Crossover", and the blue platforms materialize in a wave and the Action Cards disperse as Yuya and Yuri shout, "DUEL!"

Yuri takes the first turn, telling Yuya that his father worked so hard and asking Yuya to entertain "them" (in the dub, he mocks Yuya and his father, stating that he'll have to entertain them). He Summons "Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio", and then activates its effect as it was Normal Summoned, discarding a "Predaplant" card from his hand to Special Summon a "Predaplant" monster from his Deck. He discards "Predaplant Stapeliaworm" to Special Summon "Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra", which activates its effect, allowing Yuri to add "Polymerization" from his Deck to his hand. As he holds up the card, he notes that he'll bring out the monster that defeated Yuya's father, and then he activates the Spell Card, "Polymerization", fusing "Ophrys Scorpio" and "Darlingtonia Cobra". He chants, "Two beautiful flowers with an insect-alluring fragrance]]! Now become one, and from the hell beneath your petals, give birth to a new terror! Fusion Summon! Appear! Poisonous dragon with hungry fangs! Level 8! Starving Venom Fusion Dragon!" ("Now the luscious leaves and succulent stems of these two precious plants will give birth to a vicious, vengeful, diabolical botanical! I Fusion Summon! Starving Venom Fusion Dragon!" in the dub.) As soon as "Starving Venom" appears on the field, Yuya clutches his chest, as does Yuto (in the dub, he thinks that "Starving Venom" is strengthening Z-ARC. Yuri tells them that his "Starving Venom" is looking for friends; their two Dragons. He Sets a card, ending his turn.

Yuya vows not to be afraid, gaining some control.

Yuya struggles to look at his hand, which contains "Starlight Force", "Performapal Coin Dragon", "Stargazer Magician", "Timegazer Magician" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon"; the last of which is glowing brightly. He declares his turn and draws – "Smile World". He remembers his father telling him to smile and flying happily with "Performapal Sky Magician", and Yuri asks him what's wrong; wasn't he supposed to be unforgivable? What's all that, was it all just talk? If that's the case he should surrender, since it's not like he can beat Yuri anyway (in the dub, rather than suggest he surrender, he mocks Yuya and then laughs). Yuya screams in anger, recalling the Four Dimensional Dragons raising their heads towards the sky the last time all four of their owners were all in the same place, and he reaches for the glowing "Odd-Eyes" card with a trembling hand (in the dub, Yuya notes that "Odd-Eyes" wants to be Summoned, and he could sure use its help, but he doesn't know if he should). Then he remembers his father's advice to laugh when he feels like crying. He whispers, "Dad…" and remembers Yusho telling him that he can't do anything when he's afraid, so he should take a step forward with courage. Yuya steps forwards, and Yuri takes note of the change as Yuya closes his eyes, recalling Yusho telling him that when he finds that courage, enjoyment returns. His hair returns to its normal style as he tells himself that he won’t be afraid (in the dub, he remembers Yusho telling him to believe in his Deck, and he thanks his father).

"Odd-Eyes" and "Starving Venom" resonate.

He uses the Scale 1 "Stargazer Magician" and Scale 8 "Timegazer Magician" to set the Pendulum Scale, allowing him to Summon monsters from Levels 2 to 7 all at the same time. He chants, "Swing, my soul's pendulum! Draw an arc of light in the sky! Pendulum Summon! Appear now! Level 4! Performapal Coin Dragon! Level 7! Wondrous and beautiful dichromatic eyes! Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon!" (Ka-ching and do your thing, Performapal Coin Dragon! Turn up the heat, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon!" in the dub) Yuri comments that now there's two dragons; their hearts understand one another (in the dub, he wonders which Dragon is mightier and suggests they find out). "Odd-Eyes" and "Starving Venom" roar, and as Yuya reels in pain, Yuri excitedly comments that it's here. Riley asks if Yuya is okay as Declan explains that the Dragons are resonating with power and attracting one another. Yuya's hair fluctuates as he and Yuto look at the "Smile World" card in Yuya's hand. Declan states that Yuya is enduring it, but Riley protests that Ray told him that Z-ARC's resurrection is inevitable. Declan notes that even so, Yuya is desperately fighting for them to avoid it (in the dub, the Akaba siblings are less believing in Yuya).

The vines reach for "Odd-Eyes" as it lands.

Yuya grits his teeth and he growls as Yuri asks if he's doing his best; he isn't being honest with his feelings (in the dub, he asks Yuya if his father ever told him that his face would get stuck in such an expression; Yuya snaps at him not to talk about his father). Yuya explains that the effect of "Coin Dragon" will increase the ATK of all Dragon-Type monsters he controls by 500; and the coin on "Coin Dragon's" head glows as it rises to 2200 ATK, while "Odd-Eyes" rises to 3000 ATK. Yuya falters, but he declares battle, attacking "Starving Venom" with "Odd-Eyes". "Odd-Eyes" sprints forwards and attacks with "Spiral Flame Strike", blasting its plume of scarlet flames at "Starving Venom". Yuri comments that even Yuri's best is wasteful, and he activates a Trap Card, "Predaprouting", which prevents the destruction of a DARK monster in battle and destroys the attacking monster. Vines sprout from the trap and snake towards "Odd-Eyes" as it lands in a crouch, but Yuya reveals that the effect of "Coin Dragon" also prevents Dragon-Type monsters he controls from being destroyed by card effects. "Coin Dragon" blasts out a twister from its mouth that dissipates the vines, and Yuya adds that the effect of "Odd-Eyes" also doubles the battle damage when it battles a Level 5 or higher monster. He declares, "Reaction Force!" and Yuri is reduced to 3600 LP. Yuri smirks and he wonders how much Yuya can do for his Dragon, thanking Yuya for helping him advance his game conformably (in the dub, he mocks the low quantity of "doubled" damage and states that he'll treat it by growing some greens). He explains that the second effect of "Predaprouting" will also Special Summon three "Predaplant Tokens". Three small sprouts with large mouths appear in Defense Position with 0 DEF, and Yuya looks at this hand, declaring that as long as his father is watching over him, he will not lose. He attacks a "Predaplant Token" with "Coin Dragon", who destroys it with a blast of electricity, but notes that he was only able to destroy one of the Tokens. Yuto states that there are still two left; there's no doubt that Yuri will do something with them next turn. Yuya states that they can withstand it, and he selects "Starlight Force" from his hand, declaring that he'll ambush Yuri with it. Yuto reassures them that they can contain Z-ARC, and Yuya Sets a card and ends his turn.

Yuri takes on a demonic expression as he Synchro Summons "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon".

Yuri notes that Yuya is so desperate, and he asks how long it will take, declaring his turn and drawing. He Tributes a "Predaplant Token" to Tribute Summon the Tuner monster "Predaplant Banksiogre". Yuya is shocked to see a Tuner, and Yuri comments that he'll let Yuya know how much his best was wasted (in the dub, Yuri specifically claims that he gained the Tuner as a result of absorbing Yugo). He tunes the Level 1 "Predaplant Token" with the Level 6 "Bankisogre", chanting, "Spread those wondrous and beautiful wings, and strike down your enemies at the speed of light! Synchro Summon! Appear now! Level 7! Clear Wing Synchro Dragon!"

The Summoning of a third Dragon causes Yuya and Yuto to grasp their chest in pain, and Declan is shocked that there's now three Dragons on the field. "Clear Wing", "Odd-Eyes" and "Starving Venom" all roar, and Yuri excitedly cries that it's here; this is amazing (he tells Yuya that he's outnumbered in the dub). Yuya and then Yuto scream in pain, and Yuya asks Yuto if he's okay and he tells him to hang in there, looking at "Smile World" and asking his father to watch over him; he absolutely cannot become a demon (he tells Yuto to remember what his father said). He screams again, and Yuri comments that even Yuya's best is a waste; he isn't being honest with his feelings (in the dub, he admits that he's not tired of Yuya's screams). Riley cries that if "Clear Wing" is out, Yuya will lose to the same combo that defeated his father. Yuri comments that Yuya's best being so wasteful has put the best expression on his face, so how about this? (In the dub, he states that he'll use the same combo he used on Yusho.) He activates the effect of "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon", allowing him to negate the effect of a Level 5 or higher monster Yuya controls and have "Starving Venom" gain that effect. He begins to state that he will target "Odd-Eyes", but Yuya tells him that it's wasteful (in the dub, he states that nothing is unstoppable). He activates the Continuous Trap Card, "Starlight Force", which negates the effects of monsters that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, catching Yuri completely off-guard. Yuya states that now "Starving Venom" cannot use its effect, and the Levels of all his monsters become 4. Riley cheers that Yuya prevented Yuri's brutal combo, and Declan agrees, but Yuri retorts that he's still doing fine. He declares battle, attacking "Coin Dragon" with "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon". Yuya looks to the side for an Action Card, but the attack hits, destroying "Coin Dragon" and reducing Yuya to 3700 LP and "Odd-Eyes" back to 2500 ATK. Riley cries that the ATK-boosting effect of "Coin Dragon" is gone, and Yuri attacks "Odd-Eyes" with "Starving Venom", which deploys its energy roots to ensnare "Odd-Eyes" and blasts it with its energy beam, destroying it and reducing Yuya to 3400 LP. Yuya groans, but gasps that he still has a chance. Yuri laughs, commenting that he annihilated "Odd-Eyes" and he asks Yuya what he'll do now. He Sets a card and ends his turn.

Yuya and Yuto converse about Summoning "Dark Rebellion".

Yuya looks at the "Smile World" card as he thinks that he must absolutely win. He asks his father to watch him as he fixes his gaze on Yuri. Leo Akaba watches the Duel from within the ARC-V Reactor, musing that Z-ARC will revive at the end of the Duel. He orders his staff to hurry up and transfer the final girl (in the dub, he asks why the final transfer is taking so long). They protest that they don't have enough life energy in the fourth position to transfer Celina yet, but Leo insists that they hurry up as they're running out of time, and his staff agree. He watches Yuri and Yuya fearfully on a videoscreen. Yuya pants heavily, thinking to himself that he's fine; as long as he's alive he still has a chance. "Starlight Force" is still negating the effects of "Clear Wing" and "Starving Venom", and its other effect will increase their Levels by 1 during the Standby Phase, so if he calls that guy… Yuto realizes that Yuya means "Dark Rebellion, admitting that it's certainly possible for them to win with the effect of "Dark Rebellion" now that the effects of Yuri's monsters have been negated (in the dub, Yuto is the one to suggest "Dark Rebellion"). Yuya recalls that he has "Odd-Eyes" and the Level 4 "Coin Dragon" in his Extra Deck, so he has to draw a Level 4 monster. Yuto agrees that Yuya will be able to Pendulum Summon it and use it and "Coin Dragon" to call out "Dark Rebellion". Yuya reflects that he was barely able to endure three of the Dragons being on the field at once in the previous turn, and he declares his turn and draws.

"Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" is finally Xyz Summoned.

He's drawn the Level 5 "Performapal Drop Gallop", but he thinks that it's fine, and he explains to Yuri that the effect of "Starlight Force" will increase the Levels of the monsters it is affecting by 1, but their effects are still negated and they can't get in his way. He reflects on the notion of calling out "Dark Rebellion" here, and Yuto asks him what he's waiting for, telling him to call out "Odd-Eyes". He reminds Yuya that he can use the effect of "Drop Gallop" to make it Level 4 (in the dub, Yuto specifies that Yuya will have to have "Odd-Eyes" on the field to reduce the Level of "Drop Gallop"), and Yuya replies that he knows, but reminds him what happened even when there were three Dragons out, so if all four are Summoned absolute darkness will assault them. Yuto reassures Yuya that he can endure it; that "Smile World" of his will surely protect him. He reminds Yuya that even though he was swallowed by darkness, Yuya was able to bring him back from that darkness, and he believes that Yuya can do it. (In the dub, Yuto states that some risks are worth taking; they have to do this for all their friends and family, and face this with a smile as Yusho said. He believes in Yuya, in both of them.) Touched by Yuto's faith in him, Yuya whispers his name and he declares to himself that he'll absolutely endure it and win. His pendant glows as he uses the already-set Scales of 1 and 8 to Pendulum Summon "Odd-Eyes" and the Level 4 "Coin Dragon" from his Extra Deck and the Level 5 "Drop Gallop" from his hand. "Clear Wing", "Starving Venom" and "Odd-Eyes" all roar, and Yuri's hand trembles in anticipation as he cries that it's here. Yuya explains that the effect of "Drop Gallop" allows him to draw cards equal to the number of "Performapals" that he Pendulum Summoned, so he draws two cards. Then he activates the second effect of "Drop Gallop" since he controls a Level 5 or higher monster, changing its Level to any value between 1 and 4. He changes it to Level 4, and briefly chokes, before overlaying the Level 4 "Coin Dragon" and "Drop Gallop", chanting, "From the black darkness, the fangs of rebellion that fight against the powers of stupidity! Now, descend! Xyz Summon! Appear! Rank 4! Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon!"

Z-ARC's darkness begins to corrupt Yuto.

As soon as "Dark Rebellion" is summoned, all four Dimension Dragons roar. Yuya screams and clutches his chest, and within his mind, Yuto cries out in pain as his form darkens. Sensing something wrong, Yuya cries Yuto's name, but Yuto tells him not to worry and hurry. Yuri repeatedly screams that it's here, this is amazing, this is too amazing, and he throws his head back in pleasure as a whirlwind whips up in the throne room, driving Yuya back. Yuya vows that he will end it here, he will absolutely not become a demon. A fork of purple lightning spears through the ceiling, and smaller lightning strikes continue as Yuri shrieks in joy. Yuya screams in anger and pain, and Riley cries that this isn't good; Yuya isn't himself anymore. The whirlwind blows him away, but Declan catches him, reassuring him that Yuya is still fighting for himself and for the world. Yuya struggles as he remembers his father and mother, Gong and Sylvio, Skip, Ally, Tate and Frederick, Sora and Shay, Dennis, Trout, Aura, Moon Shadow, and Reed, Chojiro, Amanda, Tarren and Frank, Jack, Shinji, and Crow, Kite, Allen and Saya, Aster and the Tyler sister, Declan and Riley, and finally, Celina, Yuto, and Zuzu. He raises his head and he gasps has he breathes evenly, stating that he endured it and he is not becoming a demon (in the dub, he attributes his endurance to his friends). He looks at his hand and smiles, whispering, "Dad…" before telling Yuto, "Let's go!"

The ARC-V Reactor activates.

He activates the effect of "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon", but Yuri, who is still bent over backward, begins to laugh and he straightens up, stating that he won't let it end so easily. He activates the Continuous Trap Card "Dragonvine" as he controls a Dragon-Type monster, allowing him to take control of a Dragon-Type monster Yuya controls that is not the one with the highest Level. He comments that he'll be taking that "Dark Rebellion", and thorny vines ensnare "Dark Rebellion", causing it to dissipate and then rematerialize between "Starving Venom" and "Clear Wing". Yuya gasps in shock and takes a step back as Yuri walks forwards, stating that no-one can stop them now (in the dub, he thanks Yuya). "Starving Venom" roars as Yuri Awakens and he declares that they will reunite as one. "Clear Wing" roars, and an Awakened Yugo states that they will reunite as one. "Dark Rebellion" snarls, and now even Yuto, who has Awakened alongside his counterparts, states that they will reunite as one. Yuya gasps in horror as he realizes that Yuto has Awakened, and then "Odd-Eyes" roars, causing Yuya to react and scream in agony, yelling at the Dragons to stop it (in the dub, he begs Yuto not to give in). Riley cries Yuya's name as Yuya continues to scream and Leo observes. His staff tell him that they are transferring Celina now, and Celina's comatose body dissolves into life energy, causing the ARC-V Reactor to glow even more brightly than before, energy spurting from it as it activates. Leo muses that this will begin the dimensional unification, and after that…

Yuya screams in agony as he and "Odd-Eyes" face down Yuri and the other three Dimension Dragons.

Featured Duel: Yuya Sakaki vs. Yuri[edit]

Yuya vs. Yuri

At the start of the Duel, the Field Spell Card "Crossover" is activated, as per the rules of an Action Duel. It will allow the players to use Action Cards, but they may only have one in their hand at a time.

Turn 1: Yuri
Yuri Normal Summons "Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio" (1200/800). As it was Normal Summoned, Yuri activates its effect, which lets him send a "Predaplant" monster from his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon a Level 3 or lower "Predaplant" monster from his Deck. Yuri sends "Predaplant Stapeliaworm" and Special Summon "Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra" (1000/1500). As "Darlingtonia Cobra" was Special Summoned Yuri activates its effect, which lets him add "Polymerization" from his Deck to his hand. Yuri activates "Polymerization", fusing "Darlingtonia Cobra" and "Ophrys Scorpio" on his field to Fusion Summon "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon" in Attack Position (2800/2000). Yuri Sets a card.

Turn 2: Yuya
Yuya's hand contains "Starlight Force", "Performapal Coin Dragon", "Stargazer Magician", "Timegazer Magician" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Yuya draws "Smile World". Yuya activates "Stargazer Magician" (Right Pendulum Scale.png 1) and "Timegazer Magician" (Left Pendulum Scale.png 8) in his Pendulum Zones. Yuya Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes" (2500/2000) and "Coin Dragon" (1700/1000) in Attack Position. The effect of "Coin Dragon" increases the ATK of all Dragon-Type monsters Yuya controls by 500 and prevents them from being destroyed by card effects ("Odd-Eyes": 2500 → 3000 ATK, "Coin Dragon": 1700 → 2200 ATK). "Odd-Eyes" attacks "Starving Venom", but Yuri activates "Predaprouting", preventing the destruction of "Starving Venom" and destroying the attacking monster, but the effect of "Coin Dragon" prevents "Odd-Eyes" from being destroyed. The effect of "Odd-Eyes" doubles the battle damage since "Starving Venom" is Level 5 or higher (Yuri: 4000 → 3600 LP). The second effect of "Predaprouting" lets Yuri Special Summon three "Predaplant Tokens" (0/0) in Defense Position. "Coin Dragon" attacks and destroys a "Predaplant Token". Yuya Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yuri
Yuri Tributes a "Predaplant Token" to Tribute Summon "Predaplant Banksiogre" (2000/100). He tunes the remaining Level 1 "Predaplant Token" with the Level 6 Tuner monster "Banksiogre" to Synchro Summon "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Yuri activates the effect of "Starving Venom", which lets him negate the effects of a monster Yuya controls and have "Starving Venom" gain its effects until the End Phase. He negates the effect of "Odd-Eyes" and grants its effects to "Starving Venom". Yuya activates "Starlight Force", negating the effects of all monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, and changing their Levels to 4. The effects of "Starving Venom" and "Clear Wing" are negated, and their Levels become 4 ("Starving Venom": CG Star.svg 8 → CG Star.svg 4; "Clear Wing": CG Star.svg 7 → CG Star.svg 4). During each Standby Phase, "Starlight Force" increases the Levels of all monsters Yuri controls by 1. Should the combined Levels of Yuri's monsters become less than or equal to that of Yuya's, "Starlight Force" will destroy itself. "Clear Wing" attacks and destroys "Coin Dragon" (Yuya: 4000 → 3700 LP, "Odd-Eyes": 3000 → 2500 ATK). "Starving Venom" attacks and destroys "Odd-Eyes" (Yuya: 3700 → 3400 LP). Yuri Sets a card.

Turn 4: Yuya
Yuya draws "Performapal Drop Gallop". During the Standby Phase, the effect of "Starlight Force" increases the Levels of Yuri's monsters by 1 ("Starving Venom": CG Star.svg 4 → CG Star.svg 5; "Clear Wing": CG Star.svg 4 → CG Star.svg 5). Yuya Pendulum Summon "Odd-Eyes" (2500 → 3000/2000) and "Coin Dragon" (1700 → 2200/1000) from his Extra Deck and "Drop Gallop" (800/1200) from his hand in Attack Position. As "Drop Gallop" was Pendulum Summoned, Yuya activates its effect, which lets him draw cards equal to the number of "Performapal" monsters Pendulum Summoned at the same time, in this case, two. Yuya activates the other effect of "Drop Gallop" as he controls a Level 5 or higher monster, which lets him change its Level to any value from 1 to 4. Yuya changes the Level of "Drop Gallop" to 4. He overlays the Level 4 "Coin Dragon" and "Drop Gallop" to Xyz Summon Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Yuya's hand contains an unknown Monster Card, a Trap Card and "Smile World". Yuri activates "Dragonvine", as he controls a Dragon-Type monster, allowing him to take control of a Dragon-Type monster Yuya controls that is not the one with the highest Level. Yuri takes control of "Dark Rebellion".

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Action Field

Other cards