Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures - Chapter 011

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"Gaia Knight VS Adamancipator"
Title page
Names
Japanese name
JapaneseガイアVSバーサス魔救アダマシア
Base騎士ガイアVS魔救
Furiganaきしガイアバーサスアダマシア
RōmajiKishi Gaia Bāsasu Adamashia
TranslatedGaia Knight VS Adamancipator
Serialization
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures
Number11
Japanese magazineV Jump 2020 #6
Release dates
JapaneseApril 21, 2020
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures chapters
Previous"The New Master Rule!!"

"Gaia Knight VS Adamancipator" (ガイアVSバーサス魔救アダマシア Kishi Gaia Bāsasu Adamashia) is the tenth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures manga. It was first published April 21, 2020, in the V Jump magazine.

Shoma has Des on the ropes, but she hasn't been defeated yet. Digging deep within herself and in her Deck, Des swears that she will win this Exhibition Duel no matter the cost!

Summary[edit]

At the Satellite Shop, an event is underway - an Exhibition Duel to demonstrate some recent rule changes to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game. Everyone in the crowd talks among themselves, as Shoma Yusa has manged to drive Des, the friendly part-timer notorious for never going easy on anyone in a Duel, into a corner. One among the crowd mentions that Shoma is rumored to have already beaten three of the Four Duel Kings, a group of local legends. Another voice says that of course he would have beaten Jukyu Goriki, but he even managed to defeat both of the Kuroda siblings. Jukyu Goriki, who is himself part of the crowd to support his friend Shoma Yusa (who he also coincedentally also lost a Duel against), tells them to cram it.

In the ring, Shoma uses the effect of his "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" to destroy Des' last remaining monster before ending his turn. Des, however, declares that her pride as a Duelist won't allow her to lose this Exhibition Duel, as she begins her turn. Before she can properly start though, Shoma activates his "Beginning of Heaven and Earth" to make Des choose one of three random cards for him to add to his hand. With a hunch that he has a plan for any of the chosen cards, Des chooses the middle card. She starts her turn by using "Adamancipator Signs" to revive the "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" in her Graveyard. Knowing that its effect can disrupt his Spell/Trap Cards, Shoma again uses his monster's effect to destroy the revived monster.

However, Des was hoping for this, as Shoma only had a single use of that effect per turn, allowing her to begin her combo. In no time at all, she's gathered everything she needs to Synchro Summon. Before she can use its effect against him, Shoma uses his Set "Spiral Reborn" to revive "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon". Des once again Synchro Summons another "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite". However, Shoma suddenly Tributes his "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" to Special Summon "Soldier Gaia The Fierce Knight" from his hand, whose effect forces Des' Synchro Monster into Defense Position. Des instead uses the other effect of "Dragite" to return all of Shoma's monsters back to his hand, before attacking him directly with her other monsters.

Shoma's LP fall to 2700, and Des notes that if he hadn't used the effect of "Soldier Gaia" to prevent her from attacking with "Dragite", she would have won. Shoma thanks Des for that, as "Soldier Gaia" was the monster she chose for him to add to his hand earlier in the turn. Perhaps her luck of the draw didn't work this time, but Des still has an entire turn left to play, and she's not done yet. By the end of the second half of her turn, she's gathered two new Synchro Monsters on her field - "Accel Synchron" the Tuner Synchro Monster and "Old Entity Hastorr". With that, she ends her turn. However, as Shoma begins his turn, she uses the effect of "Accel Synchron" to perform an Accel Synchro Summon. The cosmic bond between past and present, creating the path to a power beyond time and space - "Shooting Star Dragon T.G. - Expansion"!

From the sidelines, Tsukiko points out that Des can negate any one of Shoma's Spells/Traps of her choosing, while Kuroda points out that his "beloved's" new monster can protect all of her monsters from card effects, while also shutting down Shoma's attacks. Truly, a difficult board for Shoma to overcome, without any cards already on his field. Like last turn, Shoma begins with "Galloping Gaia". Des debates with herself over whether she should negate it this time or not, as Shoma still managed to use the effect of "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" to negate all of her monsters' effects. If Shoma does that again, all her defenses will mean nothing. Finally, she allows it to resolve, and Shoma adds "Gaia the Magical Knight" to his hand with its effect. He Summons it and "Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight" with their effects, then activates "Spiral Fusion", intending to Fusion Summon another "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons". Des uses her monster's effect to negate and destroy it, this being the decision she reached - if "Curse of Dragon" is never sent to the Graveyard, it can't activate its effect.

However, Shoma reveals that he had a plan for that in place already. Instead of Fusion Summoning, he uses the two monsters on his field to Link Summon "Predaplant Verte Anaconda", to Des' shock. By using 2000 of his remaining LP, Shoma copies the effect of the third "Spiral Fusion" in his Deck, circumventing the need to actually activate it. With it, he once again fuses the two halves of his Deck to Summon "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons", and negating the effects of all Des' monsters in the process with his "Curse of Dragon". Des has no way to prevent it this time, and she realizes that the result of this turn would have been the same whether she had negated "Galloping Gaia" or "Spiral Fusion". Des closes her eyes and thinks to herself that this sort of Dueling is sure to be expected from the younger brother of the legendary "Traptrix" Ageha.

But Des won't be defeated with such a melancholy mood, and defiantly tells Shoma to bring everything he has. Shoma commands "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" to attack "Shooting Star Dragon T.G. - Expansion" with his Spiral Magical Strike, destroying Des' best monster and reducing her LP to 0. The crowd cheers Shoma on for his victory. Tsukiko notes that Shoma's starting to build a reputation, and Jukyu thinks that soon, everyone will know his name. However, he continues that, before that time, they have to deal with one small issue.

Shoma approaches Des and thanks her for choosing him for such a great Duel. Des says nothing for several moments before slowly lifting her head... and bitterly demanding a rematch, tears in her eyes. Shoma is confused, and Des unleashes a loud rant about the shame of being defeated, even if it was only an Exhibition Duel. Yes, Jukyu notes, it's her special technique - the sore loser who won't stop demanding rematches until she finally wins. Tsukiko notes that in a way, she's as much of a pain as her brother - Kuroda, for his part, finds even this part of his "bride of darkness" beautiful. Des' demands, however, are cut short by Gob Lintaro, who tells her that the event is over, and that she needs to get back to work at the register now.

Featured Duel[edit]

Shoma has 8000 LP remaining and controls "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" (L7|7800/2100) in the Main Monster Zone in Attack Position, while Des has 1400 LP remaining and controls "Adamancipator Analyzer" (L4|2000/1200) in Defense Position, as well as "Adamancipator Laputite" in her Field Zone. It is Shoma's turn, at the start of Main Phase 2.

Turn 2: Shoma Yusa
Shoma activates the Quick Effect of "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" by targeting "Adamancipator Analyzer", reducing its own ATK by 2600 ("Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons": 7800 → 5200 ATK) to destroy that target. Shoma Sets two cards in his Spell & Trap Zones.

Turn 3: Des
Note: Des' full turn is not depicted during the chapter itself; however, a page from the end of the chapter describes the full turn in detail.

Des' hand contains "Adamancipator Researcher", "Sentry Soldier of Stone", "Adamancipator Seeker", and "Adamancipator Signs". Shoma activates his Set "Beginning of Heaven and Earth". He takes three Warrior monsters, including a "Gaia The Fierce Knight" or "Black Luster Soldier" card, and has Des choose one of them at random. If she chooses a "Gaia The Fierce Knight" or "Black Luster Soldier" monster, Shoma adds that card to his hand and sends the rest to the Graveyard, otherwise he'll send all three cards to the Graveyard. Des chooses "Soldier Gaia The Fierce Knight" at random, which Shoma adds to his hand, while "Gaia The Fierce Knight" and "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning" go to his Graveyard.

Des activates "Adamancipator Signs" to target and Special Summon a Rock monster from her Graveyard in Defense Position. She Special Summons "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" (L8|3000 → 3500/2200 → 2700). Since she Summoned an "Adamancipator" this way, Des can also take a Rock monster from her Deck and place it on top of her Deck. She chooses "Doki Doki". Shoma activates the Quick Effect of "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" again by targeting "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite", reducing its ATK by 2600 ("Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons": 5200 → 2600 ATK) to destroy that target.

Des Normal Summons "Adamancipator Researcher" (L2|100 → 600/2100 → 2600), then activates its effect to excavate the top five cards of her Deck and Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower non-Tuner Rock monster among them, then return the rest to the bottom of her Deck. She excavates and Special Summons "Doki Doki" (L2|500 → 1000/500 → 1000) in Attack Position. She activates the effect of "Doki Doki" to discard a Rock monster from her hand and Special Summon a Rock monster from her Deck with the same Attribute and Level as that monster, in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position. She discards "Sentry Soldier of Stone" to Special Summon a second "Sentry Soldier of Stone" (L3|1300 → 1800/2000 → 2500) from her Deck in Attack Position. She then activates the effect of "Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite" in her Graveyard to return "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite", a WATER Synchro Monster she controls or is in her Graveyard, to the Extra Deck in order to place it back on top of her Deck.

Since she controls an "Adamancipator" monster other than "Adamancipator Seeker", Des activates the effect of "Adamancipator Seeker" in her hand, Special Summoning it (L2|1200 → 1700/1000 → 1500) in Attack Position. She activates the effect of "Adamancipator Seeker" to excavate the top five cards of her Deck, Special Summon a Level 4 or lower non-Tuner Rock monster among them, and return the rest to the bottom of her Deck. She excavates and Special Summons "Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite" (L4|0 → 500/2200 → 2700). Since it was Special Summoned by the effect of an "Adamancipator" card, Des activates the effect of "Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite" to draw a card. Shoma activates his Set "Spiral Reborn" to target and Special Summon a Level 7 or lower Dragon monster from his Graveyard. He Special Summons "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" (L5|2000/1500). Since it was Normal or Special Summoned, Shoma activates its effect to add a card from his Deck to his hand, that lists "Gaia the Dragon Champion" in its text. He adds "Galloping Gaia" to his hand.

Des activates the effect of "Adamancipator Laputite" to take 5 "Adamancipator" cards from her Deck ("Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite", "Adamancipator Crystal - Leonite", "Adamancipator Seeker", "Adamancipator Laputite", and "Adamancipator Relief") and place them on top of her Deck in any order. Des then tunes the Level 2 "Doki Doki" and Level 2 "Adamancipator Crystal - Dragite" to the Level 4 "Adamancipator Researcher" to Synchro Summon "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" into the Main Monster Zone in Attack Position. Shoma activates the Quick Effect of "Soldier Gaia The Fierce Knight" in his hand, Tributing his "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" (a Dragon Fusion Monster) to Special Summon it (L8|2600/2100) from his hand. Since it was Special Summoned, Shoma activates its effect to change "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" into Defense Position. Des activates the effect of "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" to excavate the top five cards of her Deck. For every excavated Rock monster, she can return one card Shoma controls to his hand. She excavates three Rock monsters, and so returns "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" and "Soldier Gaia The Fierce Knight" to Shoma's hand. Since all monsters she controls are Rock monsters, Des activates the effect of "Sentry Soldier of Stone" in her Graveyard, Special Summoning it to her field in Attack Position. Des attacks Shoma directly with her two "Sentry Soldier of Stone" and "Adamancipator Seeker" (Shoma: 8000 → 6200 → 4400 → 2700 LP).

Des tunes the Level 3 "Sentry Soldier of Stone" to the Level 2 Tuner "Adamancipator Seeker" to Synchro Summon "Accel Synchron" (L5|500/2100) into the Main Monster Zone in Defense Position. She activates the effect of "Accel Synchron" to send a "Synchron" monster from her Deck to the Graveyard, then either increase or decrease its Level by that monster's. She sends the Level 1 "Jet Synchron", and increases her monster's Level to 6. She then activates the effect of "Jet Synchron" in the Graveyard, sending "Catapult Zone" in her hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon it (L1|500/0) in Defense Position, but it will be banished when it leaves the field. Des tunes the other Level 3 "Sentry Soldier of Stone" to the Level 1 Tuner "Jet Synchron" to Synchro Summon "Old Entity Hastorr" (L4|2300/1000) into the Main Monster Zone in Attack Position.

Turn 4: Shoma
At the start of Shoma's Main Phase 1, Des activates the Quick Effect of "Accel Synchron" to perform a Synchro Summon during her opponent's turn. She tunes the Level 4 "Old Entity Hastorr" to the Level 6 Tuner Synchro Monster "Accel Synchron" to Accel Synchro Summon "Shooting Star Dragon T.G. - Expansion" (L10|3300/2500) into the Main Monster Zone in Attack Position.

Shoma activates the Field Spell "Galloping Gaia". He activates its effect by revealing "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" in his hand, adding "Gaia the Magical Knight" from his Deck to his hand. Since Des controls a monster and he does not, Shoma Special Summons "Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight" (L7|2300/2100) from his hand in Attack Position. Since Des also controls a monster with at least 2300 ATK, Shoma Normal Summons "Gaia the Magical Knight" (L7|2300/2100) without Tributing. Since it was Normal or Special Summoned, Shoma activates its effect to Special Summon a Level 5 Dragon monster from his hand or Graveyard. He Special Summons "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" from his hand. Since it was Normal or Special Summoned, Shoma activates its effect again, this time to add "Spiral Fusion" from his Deck to his hand.

Shoma activates "Spiral Fusion" to perform a Fusion Summon; however, Des activates the Quick Effect of "Adamancipator Risen - Dragite" to negate the activation of and destroy Shoma's Spell/Trap, since she has a WATER monster in her Graveyard. Shoma sets "Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight" and "Gaia the Magical Knight" (2 Effect Monsters) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" (500|↙ ↘) into the Extra Monster Zone. Shoma activates its effect, paying 2000 LP (Shoma: 2700 → 700 LP) and sending a "Polymerization" or "Fusion" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from his Deck to the Graveyard to activate that Spell's effect. Shoma activates another "Spiral Fusion", using the "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" he controls and the "Soldier Gaia The Fierce Knight" in his hand as Fusion Material to Fusion Summon a second "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons", whose name is treated as "Gaia the Dragon Champion" while on the field, into the Main Monster Zone in Attack Position. Since "Gaia the Dragon Champion" was the Summoned monster, it gains 2600 ATK ("Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons": 2600 → 5200 ATK) and the ability to make a second attack during each Battle Phase. Since it was sent to the Graveyard, Shoma activates the effect of "Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon" in his Graveyard by targeting his "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons", negating the effects of all monsters his opponent controls with ATK less than that target's. All of Des' monsters have their effects negated.

Shoma attacks and destroys "Shooting Star Dragon T.G. - Expansion" with "Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons" (Des: 1400 → 0 LP).

Featured Cards[edit]

Cards in italic debuted here.

Shoma Yusa
Des