Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 023

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 023
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 023
Kanji

ゲノムのきょじん

Rōmaji

Genomu no Kyojin

Japanese translation

Genome's Giant

English

A Grim Tale

Episode number

23

Japanese air date

October 18, 2017

English air date

November 17, 2018

Cards
Gallery Japanese
Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Believe In Magic

Staff
Screenplay

Shoji Yonemura

Director

Ryuta Yamamoto

Storyboard

Eran

Animation director

Gill Bo No

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
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"A Grim Tale", known as "Genome's Giant" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-third episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on October 18, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and will air in Canada on November 17, 2018.

In order to rescue a boy who fell victim to the "Another" phenomenon, Gore confronted the criminal who called himself Dr. Genome. Determined to win no matter what, The Gore casts away his entertainment style and Duels like a heel.

Featured Duel: The Gore vs Dr. Genome[edit]

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The Duel is conducted as a Speed Duel.

Turn 1: Dr. Genome
As there are no monsters on the field, Genome sends a "Helixx" card from his hand to the GY to Normal Summon "Helixx Marmotroll" (2600/0) without Tributing. He sends another copy of "Marmotroll". Once per turn, Genome takes no battle damage involving "Marmotroll".

Turn 2: Gore
Gore Normal Summons "Gouki Suprex" (1800/0). As "Suprex" was Normal Summoned, Gore activates its effect, Special Summoning a "Gouki" monster from his hand. He Special Summons "Gouki Twistcobra" (1600/0). Gore activates the effect of "Gouki Headbatt" (800/0) in his hand, sending another "Gouki" monster from his hand to the GY, to Special Summon it in Defense Position, then increase a "Gouki" monster's ATK by 800. He sends "Gouki Riscorpio" and targets "Suprex" ("Suprex": 1800 → 2600 ATK). Gore uses "Headbatt", "Twistcobra", and "Suprex" to Link Summon "Gouki Thunder Ogre" (2200/↙↑↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Headbatt", "Twistcobra", and "Suprex" were sent from the field to the GY, Gore activates their effects, each adding a "Gouki" card from his Deck to his hand. He adds three unknown "Gouki" cards. Gore activates the Equip Spell Card "Gouki Dark Mask", equipping it to "Thunder Ogre". Up to twice per turn, if the equipped monster's effect activates, the effect of "Dark Mask" inflicts 500 damage to Genome, and as long as Gore controls "Dark Mask", he cannot Link Summon. Gore activates the Spell Card "Gouki Poison Mist", inflicting 700 damage to Genome (Genome: 4000 → 3300 LP). The effect of "Thunder Ogre" allows the turn player to Normal Summon a monster to a zone it points to in addition to their Normal Summon/Set. As the only monsters Gore controls are "Gouki" monsters, he Normal Summons "Gouki Riscorpio" (2300/0) without Tributing.

"Riscorpio" attacks "Marmotroll", with "Riscorpio" being destroyed (Gore: 4000 → 3700 LP). As a monster it points to was destroyed, Gore activates the effect of "Thunder Ogre", increasing its ATK by 400 ("Thunder Ogre": 2200 → 2600 ATK). As the effect of "Thunder Ogre" was activated, the effect of "Dark Mask" activates, inflicting 500 damage to Genome (Genome: 3300 → 2800 LP). As "Riscorpio" left the field, Gore activates its effect, to add a "Gouki" card from his Deck to his hand. He adds "Twistcobra". Gore activates his Skill "Pain and Gain", to Special Summon all "Gouki" monsters that were destroyed by battle this turn. He Special Summons "Riscorpio". "Riscorpio" attacks "Marmotroll", with "Riscorpio" being destroyed (Gore: 3700 → 3400 LP). Gore activates the effect of "Thunder Ogre" ("Thunder Ogre": 2600 → 3000 ATK), and then the effect of "Dark Mask" activates (Genome: 2800 → 2300 LP). "Thunder Ogre" attacks and destroys "Marmotroll", with the effect of the latter reducing battle damage to 0.

Turn 3: Dr. Genome
Genome activates the Spell Card "Graveyard Incubation", Special Summoning two "Hellix" monsters with the same name from his GY with their effects negated and their ATK and DEF reduced to 0. He Special Summons two copies of "Marmotroll" (Both "Marmotroll": 2600 → 0 ATK). Genome uses both copies of "Marmotroll" to Link Summon "Helixx Gothiclone" (0/↑↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. As Genome controls a Link Monster in the Extra Monster Zone, he Normal Summons "Helixx Dreadrat" (1200/2000) without Tributing. Genome Sets a card.

"Gothiclone" attacks "Thunder Ogre". The effect of "Gothiclone" makes its ATK equal to the monster it is battling ("Gothiclone": 0 → 3000 ATK) until the End Phase, while its other effect prevents "Gothiclone" from being destroyed by battle once per turn. The effect of "Dark Mask" prevents the equipped monster from being destroyed by battle or card effect once per turn. As "Gothiclone" was not destroyed by battle as a result of its effect, Genome activates the other effect of "Gothiclone", Tributing a monster it points to to inflict damage to Go equal to the Tributed monster's ATK. Genome Tributes "Dreadrat" (Go: 3400 → 2200 LP).

Turn 4: Gore
As all monsters he controls are "Gouki" monsters, Gore Normal Summons "Riscorpio" (2300/0) without Tributing. The effect of "Thunder Ogre" allows Gore to Normal Summon "Twistcobra" to a zone "Thunder Ogre" points to. Go activates the effect of "Twistcobra", Tributing a "Gouki" monster to increase the ATK of a "Gouki" monster he controls equal to the Tributed monster's ATK until the End Phase. He Tributes "Riscorpio" and targets "Thunder Ogre" ("Thunder Ogre": 3000 → 5300 ATK). As "Riscorpio" was sent from the field to the GY, Gore activates its effect to add a "Gouki" card from his Deck to his hand. He adds the Quick-Play Spell Card "Gouki Serpent Splash", and subsequently activates it, inflicting damage to Genome equal to the difference between the original and current ATK of a "Gouki" monster, however Gore cannot conduct his Battle Phase this turn. He targets "Thunder Ogre", but as Gore activated a card or effect that would inflict damage to him, Genome activates his face-down Trap Card "Regeneration Cure", reducing the effect damage to 0 and Special Summoning a "Helixx Token" (0/0).

Turn 5: Dr. Genome
Genome activates the effect of "Dreadrat" in the GY, Special Summoning it (1200/2000), but it is banished when it leaves the field. Genome uses "Dreadrat" and the "Helixx Token" to Link Summon "Helixx Necro Darwin" (1800/←↑) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Helixx Gothiclone" points to. While "Necro Darwin" is co-linked, it cannot be attacked.

"Necro Darwin" attacks and destroys "Twistcobra" (Gore: 2200 → 2000 LP). As "Twistcobra" was sent to the GY, Gore activates its effect, adding "Gouki Octostretch" from his Deck to his hand. As "Twistcobra" that "Thunder Ogre" points to was destroyed by battle, Gore activates the effect of "Thunder Ogre", increasing its ATK by 400 ("Thunder Ogre": 3000 → 3400 ATK), then the effect of "Dark Mask" follows, but as Gore activated a card or effect that would inflict damage to Genome, he activates the effect of "Necro Darwin", reducing that damage to 0, and making its ATK become double its original ATK until the end of the turn ("Necro Darwin": 1800 → 3600 ATK). "Gothiclone" attacks "Thunder Ogre", with the effect of the former making its ATK equal to the monster it is battling ("Gothiclone": 0 → 3400 ATK), while the effects of "Gothiclone" and "Dark Mask" prevent them from being destroyed by battle. As "Gothiclone" was not destroyed by battle as a result of its effect, Genome activates its effect, Tributing a monster it points to to inflict damage to Gore equal to the Tributed monster's ATK. Genome Tributes "Necro Darwin", but Gore activates the effect of "Octostretch" in his hand, discarding it to halve the damage (Gore: 2000 → 200 LP).

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

The Gore (George Gore)
Dr. Genome
Flashbacks

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Genomes Riese
Brazil Portuguese O Gigante Genome
Mexico Spanish El titán de Genome