Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 020
|Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 020|
A Piece of the Puzzle
|Japanese air date||
September 27, 2017
|English air date||
November 4, 2018
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)|
|Previous||The Lost Incident|
"A Piece of the Puzzle", known as "Unyielding Justice" in the Japanese version, is the twentieth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on September 27, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and aired in Canada on November 4, 2018.
Zaizen manages to drive Playmaker into a corner. However, Playmaker fights back with everything he got, performing multiple Link Summons in a row in order to turn the battle around. Zaizen and Playmaker then proceed to duke it out with their ace monsters.
Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Akira Zaizen
Turn 9: Zaizen
"Tindangle Acute Cerberus" attacks "Firewall Dragon". Playmaker activates his face-down Quick-Play Spell "Cynet Backdoor", targeting a Cyberse monster he controls and banishing it, then adding a Cyberse monster from his Deck to his hand, whose ATK is lower than the targeted monster's original ATK. During Playmaker's next Standby Phase, the monster banished by this effect returns to the field, and it can attack directly that turn. He targets and banishes "Firewall Dragon", then adds "Draconnet". As "Doppler Phase Coating" was sent from the field to the GY during the Battle Phase, its effect activates, ending the Battle Phase. At the end of the Battle Phase, as "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" declared an attack, Zaizen activates its effect, Special Summoning a "Tindangle Token". He Special Summons it (0/0) in Defense Position to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" points to. The effect of "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" increases its ATK by 500 for each "Tindangle" monster it points to ("Tindangle Acute Cerberus": 3500 → 4000 ATK). Zaizen activates the Field Spell "Euler's Circuit". The effect of "Euler's Circuit" prevents Playmaker's monsters from attacking if Zaizen controls three or more "Tindangle" monsters.
Turn 10: Playmaker
During the Standby Phase, the banished "Firewall Dragon" returns to the field at the middle Main Monster Zone (2500/↑←↓→). Playmaker Normal Summons "Draconnet" (1400/1200). As "Draconnet" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect, Special Summoning a Level 2 or lower Normal Monster from his hand or Deck in Defense Position. He Special Summons the Level 2 "Bitron" (200/2000) from his Deck. Playmaker sets "Bitron" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon "Link Spider" (1000/↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. Playmaker activates the effect of "Link Spider", Special Summoning a Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from his hand to his zone "Link Spider" points to. He Special Summons the Level 2 "Digitron" (1500/0) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Link Spider" points to. Playmaker sets "Digitron" and "Draconnet" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Recovery Sorcerer" (1500/←↓) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Firewall Dragon" points to. Playmaker sets "Link Spider" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon "Secure Gardna" (1000/→) to the zone the top-center Link Arrow of "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" points to. As there are monsters in all zones the equipped "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" points to, Zaizen activates the effect of "Gergonne's End", destroying "Gergonne's End" and all of those monsters, then inflicting damage to Playmaker equal to the ATK of the equipped "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" before they were destroyed ("Tindangle Acute Cerberus": 4000 → 3000 ATK). "Gergonne's End", two "Tindangle Tokens", and "Secure Gardna" are destroyed. After "Secure Gardna" is Special Summoned, its effect prevents Playmaker from taking effect damage for the rest of this turn. As a co-linked Cyberse Link Monster was destroyed and sent to the GY, Playmaker activates its effect, targeting one of those Link Monsters and Special Summoning it, but it has its effects negated, also it is destroyed during the End Phase. He targets and Special Summons "Secure Gardna" (1000/→) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of "Firewall Dragon" points to. Playmaker activates the effect of "Firewall Dragon", targeting monsters on the field and/or GY up to the number of monsters co-linked to "Firewall Dragon" and returning them to the hand. "Firewall Dragon" is co-linked to "Secure Gardna" and "Recovery Sorcerer", so he targets "Tindangle Hound" and "Tindangle Angel" in Zaizen's GY and returns them to Zaizen's hand. The effect of "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" increases its ATK by 1500 for each "Tindangle Hound" and "Tindangle Angel" in his GY ("Tindangle Acute Cerberus": 3000 → 0 ATK). "Firewall Dragon" attacks and destroys "Tindangle Acute Cerberus" (Zaizen: 1100 → 0 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
Differences in adaptions
- In the dub, it is not directly stated that Dr. Kogami died seven years ago, but Kolter states that he is claimed to have been "retired", still heavily implying death.
In other languages