Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Scale 025

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"Adam and Eve!"
Title page
EnglishAdam and Eve!
Japanese name
RōmajiAdamu to Ivu!
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Japanese magazineV Jump 2017 #10
English magazineWeekly Shonen Jump
Volume4: "Immortal Beings!!"
Release dates
JapaneseAugust 21, 2017
EnglishAugust 21, 2017
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V chapters
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"Adam and Eve!" (アダムとEVE! Adamu to Ivu!) is the twenty-fifth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the October 2017 issue of V Jump, released on August 21, 2017, and in English in the August 21, 2017 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

As his Duel against Reiji Akaba commences, Isaac reveals more about Adam and how he came in contact with "G.O.D.".


On the planet Earth, Yuzu Hiiragi is having a very weird day. First, the client she manages, Yuya Sakaki, has risked his life in a Turbo Duel at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per hour, against a man claiming to be the descendant of Yugo, one of Yuya's multiple personalities, who is an agent of a faction trying to awaken the powers of an entity called Genesis Omega Dragon. Now, Yuya's sometimes-friend, sometimes-enemy Reiji Akaba is doing battle with another of these agents in a space station far above the Earth, while she and Yuya watch from the control room of an abandoned particle accelerator. To make matters worse, she's contractually obligated to pay Yuya to be his manager. Truly, she has joined up for more than she bargained for. But surely it can't get any weirder.

Far above the Earth, Reiji Akaba prepares to take the next turn in his Duel against Isaac. Neither player has Summoned a monster, but both of them have loaded their fields with face-down Spells and Traps: a classic showdown. But before he begins the Duel in earnest, Reiji asks that Isaac tell him more about his boss Eve and her lost lover Adam. They won't have the time to chat about it after he defeats Isaac, Reiji explains. Calling upon his knowledge of popular culture, Isaac surmises that this is the point where the villain would say, "I'll tell you, since you're doomed anyway." But then again, he's no villain. Reiji snaps that nobody says that. Isaac coughs and continues.

Despite the scientific advances of the distant future where Isaac was born, they had still not solved the problem of war. Adam and Eve were victims of that war, who fled their homes to Isaac's country. Eventually, through their own diligence and hard work, they were enrolled at the very best university the country had to offer, where Isaac himself was enrolled. There, they applied themselves fully to their research, but never lost their belief in using science to help those in need. Their will and convictions moved Isaac, who had been working just as hard, but with no focus. Eventually, his two classmates became his fellow researchers, and his friends.

Reiji asks what the three had been researching so intently, and Isaac explains that it was the Solid Vision system, pioneered by Leo Akaba and Yusho Sakaki many, many years ago. The system worked by creating a virtual dimension parallel with the real world, and moving mass particles between them, and their goal was to expand that dimension. However, in their quest, they pierced the veil to another world entirely, a world with a vast, seemingly infinite source of energy, enough to travel through space and time itself. If they could seal the theoretically infinite mass from the Solid Vision system with the infinite energy from this other world would create infinite possibilities for their own.

The process of sealing that infinite energy into a hand-sized card proved understandably difficult, however. That is, until Adam had the idea to use his own body as a tool to harness it, using the card itself as a conduit. The experiment was a success, and Adam himself grasped the forbidden fruit. But while he remained in their lab, his soul was flung through time, as he watched all of human history unfold in the blink of an eye. Seeing it all, he explained to his friends that this energy has a will of its own, and that will was what sent him through time. Eve immediately called for the experiments to end, not wanting to mess with a being with near-infinite energy.

But Adam wouldn't stop, because in those experiments contained answers. Of course, as history would prove, Genesis Omega Dragon would not be tamed, and its power began to rampage as it began to enter their world in earnest. As the situation grew ever more out of hand, Adam realized that only he could prevent G.O.D.'s rampage, and so he fused himself with its energy. His soul was flung between dimensions, and in doing so, sent G.O.D. into a deep slumber. Isaac and Eve were left with a dormant card, and the deep feeling of loss. But even dormant, the power of G.O.D. was immense, and Eve believed that they could use that power for one final task. And so, they began their quest - to find Adam, and bring him back to them.

Reiji remarks that nothing in Isaac's story proves that they were the first to encounter G.O.D., as he claimed. Isaac concedes that point, noting as well they still don't truly know what G.O.D. is. Reiji wonders what they hope to achieve through G.O.D.'s awakening, but Isaac corrects him that their goal isn't to awaken G.O.D., but in finding Adam - an act that he and Eve undertake out of love. Isaac notes that he's given Reiji enough info to "take to the afterlife", as the villain would say, and suggests they continue.

Reiji begins his turn by activating his Set D/D Greedy Golem, which Special Summons itself after activation as a monster whose ATK is equal to that of the monster Isaac controls with the highest ATK. Isaac pauses, then points out that he controls no monsters, so its ATK would be 0, so there would be no point. Reiji continues by activating his Set D/D Cold Golem, which also Special Summons itself as a monster. When activated, Reiji can also add a D/D Pendulum Monster from his Deck to his hand, but he cannot Pendulum Summon or place cards in his Pendulum Zones this turn, who he then chooses to Summon. Reiji Tributes Greedy Golem and Cold Golem to Tribute Summon D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell.

Reiji attacks directly with Zero Maxwell, but Isaac notes that 2800 damage won't do at all. He activates the Pendulum Effect of Mirror Imagine Secondary 9 in his Pendulum Zone. When Reiji declares an attack while his Pendulum Scale is set, he can Special Summon a Mirror Imagine monster from his Deck whose Level lies within the Scale, then make it the attack target. His scale is Set with Scale 6 Mirror Imagine Primary 6 and Scale 9 Mirror Imagine Secondary 9, and so Isaac Summons Mirror Imagine Reflector 1, Level 7.

The attack continues on Reflector 1, and Isaac activates its effect, Tributing it to reduce Zero Maxwell's ATK by 1000, to 1800, for the rest of the Battle Phase. Its effect also allows Isaac to Special Summon Mirror Imagine Reflector 2 from his Deck to replace it, and make it the attack target. The attack continues, and Isaac uses Reflector 2's effect, Tributing it to halve Zero Maxwell's ATK, to 900, then Special Summon Mirror Imagine Reflector 3 from his Deck and make it the attack target. The attack continues again, and once again, Isaac activates his monster's effect, Tributing it to negate Zero Maxwell's attack, as it has less than 1000 ATK. The smoke clears, and Isaac is left without a scratch. At the end of the Battle Phase, Zero Maxwell's ATK returns to 2800, and Reiji ends his turn.

Isaac begins his turn. With his Scale set from 6 to 9, Isaac can Pendulum Summon monsters from Level 7 to 8 from his hand or face-up Extra Deck at the same time. Isaac Pendulum Summons Mirror Imagine Catadioptricker 7, with 0 ATK, from his hand in Attack Position. As he Pendulum Summon a single monster, Isaac also activates the Pendulum Effect of Mirror Imagine Primary 6 to Special Summon Mirror Imagine Ray 5 from his Deck. As Reiji stares down Isaac's unfathomable monsters, Isaac comments that his Deck is baffling, complex, and more than a little bizarre, so he hopes that Reiji will be patient with him for a while.

Featured Duel: Reiji Akaba vs Isaac[edit]

Duel continues from the previous Scale.

Turn 3: Reiji
Reiji Akaba activates his face-down "D/D Greedy Golem", Special Summoning it as a Level 4 monster (0/???). Its ATK becomes the same as the ATK of the highest monster on the opponent's field. Since Isaac controls no monsters, its ATK is 0. Reiji also activates "D/D Cold Golem", Special Summoning it as a Level 1 monster (0/???), and adds a Pendulum Monster from his Deck via its effect, but it may not be Pendulum Summnoed nor placed in Pendulum Zones. He chooses "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell". He tributes "D/D Greedy Golem" and "D/D Cold Golem" to Tribute Summon "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell" (2800/2500). "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell" attacks directly, but Isaac uses the Pendulum Effect of "Mirror Imagine Secondary 9", Special Summoning a monster, whose Level is between the Pendulum Scales of Isaac's Pendulum Monsters in Pendulum Zones. He Summons "Mirror Imagine Reflector 1" (0/2000) from his Deck, and the attack is redirected to it. Since it was targeted for an attack, Isaac tributes "Mirror Imagine Reflector 1" with its own effect to reduce "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell's" ATK by 1000 (2800 → 1800), and Special Summons "Mirror Imagine Reflector 2" (0/???) from his Deck, redirecting the attack towards it. Since it was targeted by an attack, Isaac Tributes "Mirror Imagine Reflector 2", halving "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell's" ATK (1800 → 900), and Special Summons "Mirror Imagine Reflector 3" (0/???) from his Deck and redirects the attack towards it. Since it was targeted by an attack, Isaac tributes "Mirror Imagine Reflector 3", negating the attacks of all monsters, whose ATK is lower than 1000. "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell's" attack is negated. During the End Phase, "D/D/D Supersight King Zero Maxwell's" ATK is returned to normal (900 → 2800).

Turn 4: Isaac
Isaac Pendulum Summons "Mirror Imagine Catadioptricker 7" (0/0). Since he Pendulum Summoned only one monster, Isaac uses the effect of "Mirror Imagine Primary 6", Special Summoning "Mirror Imagine Ray 5" (0/2000) from his Deck.

Duel continues in the next Scale.

Featured cards[edit]

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