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Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS - Episode 027
|Japanese ED||"Goha 7 Elementary School Song"|
|Japanese||December 5, 2020|
|English||August 18, 2022|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episodes (season 1)|
|Previous||"The Final Nail"|
|Next||"Training Camp! Sushi Duel"|
|Featured card||"Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias"|
"The Luke Club is Born!" is the twenty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. It first aired in Japan on December 5, 2020 and will air in Australia on August 18, 2022.
Luke creates the "Luke Club" to turn #7 Elementary into a mecca for Rush Duels. However, Yuga and co. deserted him, and no one else is interested in joining. Tears streak down his face as he Duels himself... when a mysterious Duelist appears before him.
At Goha #7 Elementary, Luke has just finished decorating a room with plushies and action figures of Dragon monsters, including "Multistrike Dragon Dragias", articles from the school newspaper featuring him, and a Rush Duel Field on a table. He finished writing the words "Luke Club" on the wall and grins, commenting that the birth of his castle is finally complete.
At the Goha Enterprises Main Office, the Tops of the Hexagon all meet with the Goha President, one of them noting that despite Nail Saionji being supposed to monitor Rush Dueling he has changed sides and betrayed them. The Top with a goatee agrees that this is a serious issue and a third suggests that Nail be fired immediately, something that Mimi isn't impressed by. To their shock, the door to the room opens and Nail walks in, asking them to let him make clear that he is not acknowledging the unofficially installed Rush Duels, but the providence within him does understand that they have great potential hidden within them, and that is all he is saying. But the President laughs, much to Nail's shock, and he calls Nail naïve. Rush Dueling has risen to a level where it is no exaggeration to say that it is now their enemy. Nail can only narrow his eyes in anger as the President asks if utterly crushing Rush Dueling isn't what everyone here should be doing immediately? The lenses of his mask flare, and Nail can only grit his teeth in frustration.
Gavin and Romin are walking to school, Gavin admitting his surprise that Romin would come to school so early. Romin claims she had a bad feeling and woke up early, yawning before asking Gavin why he comes to school so early. Gavin reminds Romin that he is the Student Council President, so he always tries to attend school earlier than the other students, much to Romin's surprise. Romin then spots someone on the school roof, commenting that someone's made it here even earlier than the Student Council President. Gavin is quite surprised to see Yuga on the roof, who is recalling Nail and his "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor", changing his friends' Duel ID cards into his "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord" Maximum Monsters, and destroying "Yggdrago" and defeating Nail. Romin calls his name, and Yuga snaps out of his flashback and turns to see her and Gavin standing behind him. Romin asks Yuga why he came in so early, and Yuga leaps off the bench he was standing on to reach the rail, explaining that he was remembering his Duel with Nail. Gavin admits that it was a wonderful Duel, and Yuga thanks them, pointing out that if he didn't have everyone's Maximum cards then he would have lost to Nail. Romin notes that Yuga is being so formal all of a sudden, which Gavin agrees with. Yuga flushes slightly, asking if it's really that strange for him to say "thank you". But then Kaizo flies up to the roof, crying that it's bad; they need to come and look immediately. Romin starts, musing that her bad feeling earlier wasn't wrong after all. Yuga asks Kaizo what's wrong, and Kaizo explains that it's the Student Council Room, much to Gavin's utter horror.
They find a luridly colored sign on the door to the Student Council Room reading "Luke Club", much to Gavin's shock, though Kaizo tells them not to be surprised just yet. They open the door to find Luke sitting on a throne in the decorated room and welcoming them to his castle; the Luke Club. Yuga, Romin and Gavin look around the dragon-filled room, and Luke walks over to them, asking if they're too impressed to speak. Gavin zooms over to Luke and angrily asks what he thinks he's doing to the sacred Student Council Room, but Luke throws out his palm and declares that Gavin is excused, explaining that the Luke Club has been founded for the sake of making Goha #7 Elementary a mecca for Rush Dueling. Yuga and Romin are both surprised at the notion of a Rush Duel Club, though Gavin is still skeptical about the idea despite the current popularity of Rush Dueling. Luke meanwhile is laughing happily, and Kaizo comments that he's probably up to no-good things again. Luke urges them to imagine everyone in the Luke Club Rush Dueling, imagining everyone in club shirts while he sits atop a throne in formal wear, telling the chosen who have come to the world of Rush Dueling that he is the one who has descended onto the earth to share this blessing; President Luke. Luke asks members one, two and three what they think, much to their surprise, and Romin hands over the plushie of "Draco the Tiny" that she's holding, telling him that she won't join the Luke Club, much to his shock. Romin points out that she's already in RoaRomin and the Light Music Club, but even without them she would never ever join the Luke Club. Gavin also respectfully declines, and Yuga casually passes as well since clubs aren't his thing. They all leave, Gavin telling the shocked Luke to have the room back to normal by the end of the school day. They slam the door behind, then, causing the "Dragias" figure hanging from the ceiling to drop onto Luke's head, and Luke admits that this is a new sensation as he takes it off, commenting that today will be busy.
First he goes to the Newspaper Club, designating Scoop, Nico and Masaru as members four, five and six of the Luke Club respectively and telling them to meet up at the clubroom after school. As soon as Luke leaves, Scoop, Nico and Masaru quickly shake their heads in agreement. Next Luke goes to the Post-Apocalyptic Club where Yosh is with Toshihiko and Masahiko, and he admits that he'd want to do anything he could for Luke, but the Post-Apocalyptic Club is his life, and he only has one, not two. But Luke's already leaving, telling member seven that it's after school, though he suggests that Yosh might be unworthy of the number seven, much to poor Yosh's shock. Later, Luke is running lines of paint across the pitch, declaring that they'll have a big Rush Dueling Tournament after school. He finishes his painting - lineart of "Dragias" that briefly flashes red - and he calls out to everyone in Goha 7th to look this way; he is the founder of the Luke Club, Lucidien Kallister, the same Luke Club with exciting Rush Duels, and if they want to join, they can gather at the clubroom after school. Gavin, Romin and Yuga are all embarrassed by their friend's display, and Kaizo asks if he's all right in the head as Luke continues to laugh.
Later in the clubroom, Luke comments that this is going better than he thought; everyone will be lining up at the door to join, though after a while he goes out on a recruitment drive. He visits the Baseball Club, asking them all if they want to join the Luke Club, before hitting the pitch thrown to him with a "Striking Light Bullet of Explosive Supremacy" that sends it out of the park, much to the appreciation of the other players. Next he tries his hand with the Basketball Club, deftly taking a pass and dribbling past an opposing player before landing a "Transcendent Hyper-Astonishing Dunk Shot". Then Luke goes to the Soccer Club, easily sidestepping the opposing team and scoring a goal with "Dragon King Shot of Annihilative Supremacy". One of the players praises his shot and another suggests that Luke join the Soccer Club as he really has talent. Two boys from the Baseball Club ask him to join them instead, praising the home run that he hit, while two boys from the Basketball Club are eager to recruit him so he can teach them that dunk. As they all press Luke to join their respective clubs, Luke laughs, asking if they want him to teach them Rush Dueling that badly. One of the soccer players tell Luke to just give up on it, as no-one wants a Rush Duel Club, while one of the baseball players claims that card games are something one does alone and are restrictive. Luke is surprised to hear Dueling being described as restrictive and alone, and one of the basketball players claims that a team is better than playing alone, something that the other players all enthusiastically agree with. Luke angrily tells them to shut up, quelling them as Yuga and Kaizo walk by, and Luke angrily asks them how dare they say something like that when they know nothing about Rush Dueling. Kaizo is quite shocked by Luke's passion as Luke declares that the universe of Rush Dueling is ever-expanding within the cards, and within that vast universe the fight in something bigger. They think up strategies, try to read the opponent's thoughts, and come together as a team. Romin watches Luke as he remembers his Duels with Scoop, Yosh and Kit and one of the soccer players admits that he still doesn't understand; don't you play by yourself? Luke reaches into the Deck box strapped to his leg, declaring that his team is right here. The sports players see "Dragias" flying towards them as Luke declares that they have always supported him whether attacking, defending or anything else. Gavin watches as the sports players look at Luke in awe and Luke walks away, declaring the end of his turn.
At the Luke Club, Luke sits at the Dueling table with his head in his hands, all alone, but then he gets up and happily declares that it's time to start club activities. He puts a Deck down on each Duel Field and calls "Let's go!" before zipping to the other side of the table and calling "Let's go!" again, then doing the same as he calls "Rush Duel!" twice. He zips back to his starting place, commenting that he'll go first, before sliding to the other side and musing that he will go second. Back on the first side, Luke declares that this will be a Duel between Kings, but on the other side notes that there can't be two Kings in this world and he will defeat himself no matter what. He goes back to the first side of the table and adds that he will also defeat himself no matter what, declaring his turn and drawing. He Summons "Dragon's Sage", "Sportsdragon Defender" and "Sportsdragon Striker", making sound effects for each, then Tributes "Dragon's Sage" and "Sportsdragon Defender" to Tribute Summon "Dragonic Slayer". He zips over to the second side to briefly comment on the monster, before popping back to the first side to Set a card and end his turn.
Luke then draws on the second side, Summoning "Phoenix Dragon" and "Draco the Tiny", before Tributing them both to Tribute Summon "Fire Guardian" and "Gravity Press Dragon". Then he activates the effect of "Gravity Press Dragon", discarding the "Twin Edge Dragon" in his hand to reduce the ATK of "Dragonic Slayer" by 700, feigning surprise at the move from the other side of the table. Luke then attacks "Dragonic Slayer" with "Fire Guardian" (once again with his own sound effects) and destroys it, before calculating the LP loss on the whiteboard, from 4000 to 3500. He whirls around and calls "Dragonic Slayer's" name in shock, then zips over to the second side and attacks with "Gravity Press Dragon", destroying "Sportsdragon Striker" and taking the LP of the first side down to 3300. Luke laments the loss of "Sportsdragon Striker", before laughing and claiming he'll be King and ending his turn. He goes back to the first side to tell himself not to get carried away, but as he tries to claim that no-one can stop him now from the second side he hits himself on the table edge and drops "Gravity Press Dragon" to the ground in agony. As Luke picks the card up, he notices something on it and begins crying, wondering what this is.
But then the card begins glowing, and as Luke begins to end the club for the day his surroundings melt away and his own voice declares his turn. He finds himself in a glowing ruin, facing himself with a darker palette, who tells him to get himself together and Duel. Luke asks who his doppelganger is, and the doppelganger claims to be Luke, though Luke initially mistakes "you" for the doppelganger's name until he clarifies. Luke isn't sure what that means, and he wonders if the doppelganger is the devil possessing him and asks if it can leave his body now. But his dark doppelganger claims that he isn't the devil, he is Luke, and he suggests they continue. When Luke asks what they're continuing, the doppelganger holds up his wrist, explaining that he means their Rush Duel as their Duel Disks and monsters all appear. The doppelganger warns Luke that the loser will vanish, much to Luke's shock, as there don't need to be two Lukes. He declares his turn and draws (his hand containing "Multistrike Dragon Dragias", "Dragon Bat", "Dragon Knight of Darkness", "Sportsdragon Pitcher", and "Sportsdragon Slugger") and Summons three monsters; "Dragon Bat", "Sportsdragon Pitcher" and "Sportsdragon Slugger". He then Tributes all three, Tribute Summoning "Dragon Knight of Darkness" and "Multistrike Dragon Dragias". As Luke gasps his ace monster's name, the dark Luke sends "Vengeful Dragon's Counterattack" from the top of the Deck to his Graveyard to activate the "Gias Charge" effect of "Dragias" before attacking "Fire Guardian" with "Explosive Dragia Stream", destroying it with a beam of magenta light and reducing Luke to 3600 LP. As Luke comments on the power of the "Explosive Dragia Stream" the dark Luke orders the second attack of "Dragias"; "Annihilative Deviluke Burst", destroying "Gravity Press Dragon" with waves of magenta energy and reducing Luke to 2600 LP as he notes the strength of that attack too. The dark Luke apologizes for keeping "Dragon Knight of Darkness" waiting and orders a direct attack, reducing Luke to 1000 LP before the dark Luke ends his turn.
Luke comments that his doppelganger has done well, but it's his turn now and he draws five cards. He Summons two monsters, "Dragorite" and another "Twin Edge Dragon", then Tributes both of them ready to Summon "Dragias", but to his shock he has a different monster, "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias". As he wonders where it came from, his doppelganger asks if he can't do anything, declaring that the match is his if so. Luke gasps, and he declares that this is his trump card, chanting "Burn up this cold world with your blazing flames! The ultra illusioned ultra dragon! Ultra ultra Tribute Summon! Ultra ultra ultra come on out! Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias!" His doppelganger is shocked by the "Fantastriking Dragon" and Luke is entranced by his monster, discarding a Level 7 monster ("Piercing Dragon Bunker Strike") from his hand (which also contains "Dragon's Fortitude") to activate the "Phantom Charge" effect of "Miragias". The ATK of "Dragias" and "Dragon Knight of Darkness" are reduced by 1500, to 1000 and 100 respectively, and as his doppelganger repeats the decrease in shock Luke orders "Miragias" to attack with "Dark Bullet of Explosive Supremacy". It blasts a purple orb at "Dragon Knight of Darkness" and destroys it, reducing the dark Luke to 900 LP. The dark Luke claims that he still has his next turn, but Luke asks if he's sure, revealing that "Miragias" can attack twice, much to the dark Luke's shock. Telling "Miragias" that they'll finish this, he orders its "Phantom King Strike of Annihilative Supremacy" attack and it creates six more mirage copies, all seven launching energy orbs that combine into one that dwarfs them and consumes "Dragias", reducing the dark Luke's LP to zero. As he sails through the air, the dark Luke smiles and tells Luke to become a true King before vanishing.
Luke is shocked that he won, and "Miragias" keens behind him. He thanks "Miragias", which lowers its head to him, and Luke touches it as his vision returns to normal. That evening, Luke laughs to himself, declaring it a win fit for a King as Yuga, Romin (with the "Draco the Tiny" plushie), Gavin and Kaizo eavesdropping outside the door. Kaizo thinks Luke has finally lost it, and they open the door, blinded by the setting sun coming through the window as they see Luke standing at the table, the Duel's LP scores on the whiteboard. Yuga calls Luke's name, but he's still looking at the "Miragias" card in his hand and Yuga asks what it is, Romin commenting that it's pretty cool and Gavin admitting that he's never seen it in Luke's Deck before. Luke grins, introducing his new teammate, "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias". Yuga comments that it looks pretty strong and he challenges Luke to a Rush Duel, much to Luke's surprise. Yuga points out that this is a club where one can Rush Duel, and Gavin states that the Student Council will formally take over the establishing procedure of the club for him. Luke still doesn't get it, as Gavin notes, so they tell him directly that they're joining the club, though Romin comments that she's only coming when she doesn't have plans with RoaRomin or the Light Music Club. Luke asks why they're joining the club now, but Gavin distracts him by telling him that the club has been officially recognized as the Rush Duel Club. Luke agrees until he realizes that his name has been taken off the club name, which Gavin justifies as better for the purpose of spreading Rush Dueling, something Romin praises. Luke asks what's wrong with Luke Club, but Yuga tells him to forget the minor details and reiterates his challenge. Gavin agrees and challenges Romin to a Rush Duel as well, who accepts as she has a bit of free time before band practice. Luke agrees, and they all activate their Duel Disks (and Romin's Duel Guitar) and call "Rush Duel!" - while a figure of "Miragias" now stands with the others on Luke's shelves.
Featured Duel: Lucidien "Luke" Kallister /(Phantom Luke) vs Lucidien "Luke" Kallister
Turn 1: Luke 1
Luke 1 Normal Summons "Dragon's Sage" (1100/100), "Sportsdragon Defender" (300/700), and "Sportsdragon Striker (1300/0). Luke 1 Tributes "Priestess" and "Defender" to Tribute Summon "Dragonic Slayer" (2300/0). Luke 1 Sets a card.
Turn 2: Luke 2
Luke 2 Normal Summons "Phoenix Dragon" (500/0) and "Draco the Tiny (0/1400). Luke 2 Tributes "Phoenix Dragon" and "Draco the Tiny" to Tribute Summon "Fire Guardian" (2100/400) and "Gravity Press Dragon" (1500/1000). Luke 2 activates the effect of "Gravity Press Dragon", sending a card from his hand to the Graveyard to have a monster Luke 1 controls lose 700 ATK/DEF until the end of this turn. He sends "Twin Edge Dragon" to the Graveyard and chooses "Dragonic Slayer" ("Dragonic Slayer": 2300/0 → 1600/0). "Fire Guardian" attacks and destroys "Dragonic Slayer" (Luke 1: 4000 → 3500 LP). "Gravity Press Dragon" attacks and destroys "Striker" (Luke 1: 3500 → 3300 LP). At this point, "Phantom Luke" appears and takes over for Luke 1.
Turn 3: Phantom Luke (Luke 1)
Phantom Luke draws "Multistrike Dragon Dragias", "Dragon Bat", "Dragon Knight of Darkness", "Sportsdragon Pitcher", and "Sportsdragon Slugger". Phantom Luke Normal Summons "Dragon Bat" (1000/400), "Pitcher" (0/1000), and "Slugger" (1000/0). Phantom Luke Tributes "Dragon Bat", "Pitcher", and "Slugger" to Tribute Summon "Dragias" (2500/1500) and "Dragon Knight of Darkness" (1600/1100). Phantom Luke activates the effect of "Dragias", sending the top card of his Deck to the Graveyard to allow it to declare a second attack this turn if it destroys a monster Luke controls by battle. He sends "Vengeful Dragon's Counterattack" to the Graveyard. "Dragias" attacks and destroys "Fire Guardian" (Luke: 4000 → 3600 LP), then attacks and destroys "Gravity Press Dragon" (Luke: 3600 → 2600 LP). "Dragon Knight of Darkness" attacks Luke directly (Luke: 2600 → 1000 LP).
Turn 4: Luke (Luke 2)
Luke Normal Summons "Dragorite" (1500/0) and "Twin Edge Dragon" (1000/0). He then Tributes "Dragorite" and "Twin Edge Dragon" to Tribute Summmon "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias" (2500/1500). Luke activates the effect of "Miragias", sending a Level 7 or higher Dragon Type monster from his hand to the Graveyard to choose up to two Level 7 or lower monsters Phantom Luke controls and have them lose 1500 ATK, also if "Miragias" destroys a monster Phantom Luke controls by battle this turn, it can declare a second attack on a monster Phantom Luke controls this turn. He sends "Piercing Dragon Bunker Strike" to the Graveyard and chooses "Dragias" and "Dragon Knight of Darkness" ("Dragias": 2500/1500 → 1000/1500) ("Dragon Knight of Darkness": 1600/1100 → 100/1100). Luke's hand contains "Dragon's Fortitude". "Miragias" attacks and destroys "Dragon Knight of Darkness" (Phantom Luke: 3300 → 900 LP), then attacks and destroys "Dragias" (Phantom Luke: 900 → 0 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister's first Deck (Phantom Luke)
- This character is not named during the episode, but dubbed "Phantom Luke" in Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royal.