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"Fusion vs. Fusion"
Title page
Names
EnglishFusion vs. Fusion
Japanese name
JapaneseゆうごうVSバーサスゆうごう
Base融合VS融合
Furiganaゆうごうバーサスゆうごう
RōmajiYūgō Bāsasu Yūgō
Serialization
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Number9
Japanese magazineV Jump 2016 #6
English magazineWeekly Shonen Jump
Volume2: "Turbo Duel!"
Release dates
JapaneseApril 21, 2016
EnglishApril 25, 2016
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V chapters
Previous"Sora's Hospitality!"
Next"The Entertainment Ends!"
Card galleries

"Fusion vs. Fusion" (ゆうごうVSバーサスゆうごう Yūgō Bāsasu Yūgō) is the ninth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the June 2016 issue of V Jump, released on April 21, 2016, and in English in the April 25, 2016 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Yuri clashes with Sora and exposes his true colors. However, he is drawn into a corner with the prototype cards Reiji developed for Sora.

Summary[edit]

Yuya Sakaki has been challenged by Sora Shiunin to an Action Duel. Despite losing the first two Action Cards, Yuya seemed set to win the Duel, until Sora revealed that the reason he's Dueling now is that Reiji Akaba of the Leo Corporation has abducted his sick little sister, threatening her life unless Sora brings him Yuya. Yuya stands down and allows Sora to take the lead, but a voice inside him chides him for being weak. In a flash, Yuri appears, taking over the Duel for Yuya. As for the vulgar scum in front of him, he declares that he and his "little sister" can go die for all he cares.

Sora is shocked by this stranger's demeanor, while back at the Leo Corporation tower, Shun Kurosaki and Shingo Sawatari note that his personality is completely different to what they've seen before. Reiji observes the situation quietly. At the Duel, Yuri begins his turn. Sora scrambles to get the Action Card, but Yuri won't let Sora get any further ahead in this Duel. Using Yuya's strategy of creating tools with Solid Vision, Yuri pulls out a rosethorn whip, using it to snag the Action Card out of the sky. With the card secure, Yuri activates Pendulum Fusion, allowing him to Fusion Summon by using monsters in his Pendulum Zones as Fusion Material.

In his Pendulum Zones, Yuri fuses Enter-Mate Ballad and Enter-Mate Barracude. Yuzu, who infiltrated the facility with Yuya, is estatic to see what sort of monster could be made with such attractive materials. Yuri Fusion Summons Predator Plant Chimera Rafflesia, a grotesque living plant with two rows of teeth and vines with extra mounts. Yuzu cries for having to lose such attractive monsters for a creature like this, to Yuri's exasperation.

Yuri attacks Sora's Frightfur Bear with his Chimera Rafflesia. Sora notes that with 2500 ATK vs 3200, Yuri can't possibly win. He wonders if perhaps Yuri has had a change of heart about Sora's sister, and has decided to help him. But Yuri says he's not that generous, and activates Chimera Rafflesia's effect. When it battles, the ATK of Sora's monster returns to its original value, and Chimera Rafflesia gains the ATK it lost. Frightfur Bear's ATK drops by 1000 to 2200, and Chimera Rafflesia's rises by the same to 3500. Panicked, Sora activates his Set Album of Memories, allowing him to negate one attack for every Fluffal in his Graveyard. Yuri expected that, and activates his Action Card Trap Eraser, negating Sora's Trap and returning it to the Deck.

Sora implores Yuri to think of his little sister, but Yuri reaffirms that he doesn't care about Sora's story. He will never forgive anyone who harms Yuya. Chimera Rafflesia destroys Frightfur Bear, and Sora's LP fall to 1900, and Chimera Rafflesia's ATK returns to 2500 after the battle. Yuya, from inside Yuri's head, scolds Yuri for being too harsh, and Yuri says he would rather his inner voices remained quiet. He continues that Yuya shouldn't worry about Sora. Because he knows that Sora is a liar. Yuri claims that everyone has a secret, something they would never reveal. But Sora so openly and desperately used his "sister" as a shield, and that reveals his true nature as lying scum. And Yuri is going to teach him a lesson.

Sora says nothing, but then begins to laugh. As he picks himself up, admits that Yuri has it right, and that he made it all up. With his guess confirmed, Yuri tears up the photo of Sora's "sister". At the Leo Corporation tower, Shun reels from this admission, looking up at Reiji as he realizes that he just threatened to dispense justice on the president of Leo Corporation over a lie. Reiji calmy says to forget about it, water under the bridge. Though, Reiji will be sure to keep it in mind if Shun now believes him to be scum due to this. Shun tries to backpedal, as Shingo struggles to contain his laughter.

Back at the Duel, Sora says that he came here believing that the "Phantom" was just a pushover, but he supposes that he was wrong to think that now. He begins his turn, and another Action Card emerges nearby. Yuya urges Yuri to chase after it, but at that moment, the ground beneath him cracks and explodes. Sora rushes off after the Action Card, apologizing to Yuri behind him: that photo was a Solid Vision construct, but more than that, it was a trigger to destroy the field around it when it's ripped up. Sora claims the Action Card. Yuri is angry that Sora even had a plan for if his sob story failed, declaring that he not only stinks, but also thinks like scum. Yuri activates his Action Card Break Action to destroy Sora's new Action Card; however, Sora activates the effect of his Action Card in the Graveyard. When destroyed, Reaction Draw allows him to draw a card.

Looking at the card he just drew, Sora declares that the stage is set for his newest trump card - his real entertainment. Sora sets the Scale 1 Fluffal Fusionist and the Scale 8 Fluffal Angel into his Pendulum Zones. With his Scale set, he can Pendulum Summon monsters from his hand or face-up Extra Deck from Level 2 to 7 at the same time. Sora Pendulum Summons Edge Imp Cotton Eater.

At the tower, Shun is shocked that Sora could have performed a Pendulum Summon. Reiji admits that the Leo Corporation had developed the cards as prototypes, and he gave them to Sora for testing. Now they can collect more data on Yuya Sakaki than ever. At the Duel, Sora activates Cotton Eater's effect to inflict 1000 damage to Yuri for every Frightfur in his Graveyard. He has one, so Yuri takes 1000 damage, and his LP fall to 1600. Yuya asks Yuri if he's alright while Yuri shakes of the stronger-than-normal impact. Yuzu calls out to "Yuya", not having been introduced to the new figure. Yuri asks Yuya exactly who he's looking at now, and Yuya explains that she's his new manager. Yuri wonders if she has a crush on him, but Yuya strongly doubts that.

Sora continues his turn by activating the Fluffal Angel's Pendulum Effect to Special Summoning a Fluffal monster from his Graveyard. He chooses Fluffal Bear. He also activates Fluffal Fusionist's effect to conduct a Fusion Summon immediately. He fuses Edge Imp Cotton Eater with Fluffal Bear to Fusion Summon Frightfur Daredevil, who has 3000 ATK. Sora remembers from Yuya's previous Duel that Cotton Eater goes to his Extra Deck face-up instead of the Graveyard. Sora declares that Yuri is a long way off from being able to "teach him a lesson", and that now he's going to learn one of his own. He attacks and destroys Chimera Rafflesia with Daredevil, reducing Yuri's LP to 1100. Sora activates his monster's effect: When it destroys a monster by battle, his opponent takes 1000 damage. Lightning shoots from Daredevil's eyes, striking Yuri, and Sora declares this to be his style of Entertainment Dueling. Yuri's LP fall to 100.

Yuri slumps to the ground, visibly exhausted, much to Yuzu's worry over "Yuya". Shun marvels at Sora's new power, while Shingo demands to know why he didn't get that card. Reiji says that he doesn't play favorites - the cards they developed were best suited for Sora. Yuya asks Yuri if he's doing alright, and Yuri says that last shock did serious damage to him. Sora overhears this, and explains that this is a Duel testing laboratory he's lead them to. He took the oppurtunity to triple the Solid Vision's damage output. Yuya exclaims how dangerous that is, and Yuri reaffirms that Sora is a low form of scum.

Sora says that Yuri might need another lesson with all his tough talk, but wonders if Yuri can even still stay on his feet with all the damage he's taken. Yuya tells Yuri to give him control over his body again, as he really could collapse at any moment. Yuri is hesitant, as it was his fault they took so much damage. Yuya says that he's revealed Sora's lies, and that's enough. More than that, there's something Yuya needs to tell Sora. Yuri is still worried though. Yuya's new manger seems to have an affinity for attractive people, so wouldn't it disappoint her if he were to disappear? Yuya, with a bit of exasperation at Yuri's self-compliment disguised as worry, says that she'll be fine. With a smile, Yuri says the Duel is Yuya's, and in a flash, Yuya reappears on the field.

He immediately collapses to the ground again, wondering how Yuri could have stayed standing with all the pain his body's in. He won't let Yuri's efforts go to waste, and manages to stand. Sora notes that Yuya has returned, and wonders if he's finally given up, but says that that's not likely. No, more likely is that Yuya's mad about having been tricked. But Yuya tells him he's sad, not angry. The style of Entertainment he lives for is to bring fun and joy to everyone, not just himself. Entertainment based on pain and sorrow of others - that sort of Entertainment shouldn't exist at all. His Pendulum Summons are meant to be a symbol of Entertainment Duels, but Sora has used it in such a hateful way, and used to hurt Yuri as well. For that, Sora has to pay. Sora says that would be the ultimate Entertainment, and invites Yuya to try and turn the tables now.

Featured Duel: Yuri vs. Sora Shiunin[edit]

Duel continues from the previous Scale.

Turn 4: Yuri
Yuri obtains an Action Card. He then activates "Pendulum Fusion", fusing "Enter-Mate Ballad" and "Enter-Mate Barracuda" in his Pendulum Zones to Fusion Summon "Predator Plant Chimera Rafflesia" (2500/2000). Yuri attacks "Frightfur Bear" with "Chimera Rafflesia", with the latter's effect activating; the ATK of "Bear" returns to its original value ("Frightfur Bear": ATK 3200 → 2200), while "Chimera Rafflesia" gains the amount of ATK it lost ("Chimera Rafflesia": ATK 2500 → 3500) during the battle. Sora activates his face-down "Album of Memories" to negate the attack, but Yuri activates the Action Card "Trap Eraser", negating the activation of "Album of Memories" and returning it to Sora's Deck. "Bear" is destroyed (Sora 3200 → 1900).

Turn 5: Sora
Sora obtains an Action Card. Yuri activates the Action Card "Break Action", destroying the Action Card Sora has just obtained; however, that card was "Reaction Draw", which allows Sora to draw a card upon its destruction. Sora activates "Fluffal Fusionist" (PS: 1) and "Fluffal Angel" (PS: 8) in his Pendulum Zones. Sora Pendulum Summons "Edge Imp Cotton Eater" (2400/1600). As it was Special Summoned, the effect of "Cotton Eater" activates, inflicting 1000 damage to Yuri for each "Frightfur" monster in Sora's Graveyard (Yuri 2600 → 1600).[Notes 1] Sora activates the Pendulum Effect of "Angel", Special Summoning a "Fluffal" monster from his Graveyard once per turn; he Special Summons "Fluffal Bear" from his Graveyard. Then, he activates the Pendulum Effect of "Fusionist", fusing "Cotton Eater" and "Bear" to Fusion Summon "Frightfur Daredevil" (3000/2200). Sora attacks and destroys "Chimera Rafflesia" with "Daredevil" (Yuri 1600 → 1100). As it destroyed a monster by battle, the effect of "Daredevil" inflicts 1000 damage to Yuri (Yuri 1100 → 100).

At this point, Yuya convinces Yuri to allow him to switch back.

Duel continues in the next Scale.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Yuri
Sora Shiunin
Action Field
Action Cards

Notes[edit]

  1. Sora explains that "Cotton Eater" inflicts 100 damage per monster. However, since he only has a single monster and inflicted 1000 damage, the effect seems to inflict 1000 damage per monster, indicating that the "100" may have been a typo.