Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 026

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 026
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 026

ぼうみちびく スリー・ドロー


Kibō o Michibiku Surī Dorō

Japanese translation

Three Draws Leading to Hope


Diagnosis: Deletion

Episode number


Japanese air date

November 8, 2017

English air date

November 25, 2018

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Writing Life


Atsushi Maekawa


Yasuyuki Fuse


Ryuta Yamamoto

Animation director

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"Diagnosis: Deletion", known as "Three Draws Leading to Hope" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-sixth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on November 8, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and will air in Canada on November 25, 2018.

All of Blue Angel's "Trickstar" tactics were locked away, and she received a huge amount of damage due to Baira's "Dark Mummies". With no other choice, Blue Angel bets everything on her one last chance...

Featured Duel: Blue Angel vs. Baira[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Blue Angel
Blue Angel Sets a monster. As a monster was Normal Summoned, Special Summoned or Set to a zone Blue Angel's Link Monster points to, Baira activates the effect of "Dark Mummy Surgical Forceps", destroying it.

Turn 4: Baira
Baira draws the Trap Card "Root Ransom Virus". As Baira drew a Trap Card, she activates the effect of "Surgical Forceps", revealing it to inflict 500 damage to Blue Angel (Blue Angel: 3600 → 3100 LP). Baira activates her Skill "Forbidden Surgical Operation", banishing two Level 2 or lower monsters with the same name from her GY to Special Summon two monsters with the same name and same Level as the banished monsters from her Deck. She banishes two copies of the Level 1 "Dark Mummy Probe" to Special Summon two copies of the Level 1 "Dark Mummy Infuser" (0/500) from her Deck. As "Infuser" was Special Summoned to a zone a Zombie Link Monster points to, Baira activates its effect, causing that monster to be unaffected by Trap Effects as long as "Infuser" is face-up in the Main Monster Zone. She targets "Dark Mummy Surgical Forceps". "Surgical Forceps" gains 600 ATK for each monster it points to ("Surgical Forceps": 2400 → 3000 ATK). Baira Sets a card. The effect of "Temple of the Kings" allows Baira to activate a Trap Card the turn they were Set per turn. Baira activates her face-down "Root Ransom Virus", Tributing a DARK monster with 0 ATK to change the ATK of all Link Monsters on the field to 0 and negate their effects. She Tributes "Infuser" ("Trickstar Holly Angel": 2000 → 0 ATK).

"Surgical Forceps" attacks "Holly Angel", but Blue Angel activates the effect of "Trickstar Perennial", sending it to the GY to prevent the destruction of "Holly Angel" by battle this turn. The attack continues (Blue Angel: 3100 → 100 LP). Blue Angel activates her Skill "Trickstar Trick", discarding a "Trickstar" card during Baira's turn to make Baira draw until she has three cards in her hand, then during the End Phase, Baira must banish cards from her hand for each "Trickstar" monster in Blue Angel's Graveyard. She discards "Trickstar Mandrake". Baira draws "Ekibyo Drakmord", "Giant Germ", and "Infected Mail". As "Mandrake" was sent from the hand to the Graveyard, Blue Angel activates its effect, Special Summoning it from the Graveyard in Defense Position (0/1000). During the End Phase, Baira banishes "Ekibyo Drakmord", "Giant Germ", and "Infected Mail" by the effect of "Trickster Trick".

Turn 5: Blue Angel
Blue Angel draws "Trickstar Narkissus", and subsequently Normal Summons it (1000/1800). The effect of "Current Corruption Virus" reduces the ATK of all monsters Blue Angel controls with 2000 or less DEF to 0, and negates their effects ("Narkissus": 1000 → 0 ATK). Blue Angel uses "Narkissus", "Mandrake", and "Holly Angel" to Link Summon "Trickstar Bella Madonna" (2800/↑→↙↓). As "Mandrake" was used as a Link Material for the Link Summon of a "Trickstar" monster, Blue Angel activates its effect, destroying a monster Baira's Link Monster points to. She destroys the "Infuser" that "Surgical Forceps" pointed to ("Surgical Forceps": 3000 → 2400 ATK). As a Link Monster was Link Summoned while "Root Ransom Virus" is in Baira's Graveyard, its effect reduces the ATK of all Link Monsters on the field to 0, and negate their effects ("Surgical Forceps": 2400 → 0 ATK). The Link Summoned "Bella Madonna" is unaffected by other cards' effects while it does not point to a monster. As "Bella Madonna" points to no monsters, Blue Angel activates its effect, inflicting 200 damage to Baira for each "Trickstar" monster in her GY with a different name. There are six "Trickstar" monsters in Blue Angel's GY, so the effect of "Bella Madonna" inflicts 1200 damage to Baira (Baira: 3600 → 2400 LP).

"Bella Madonna" attacks and destroys "Surgical Forceps" (Baira: 2400 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Blue Angel (Skye Zaizen)
Baira (Kyoko Taki)

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Drei gezogene Karten führen zur Hoffnung
Brazil Portuguese Três Compras de Carta que Guiam até a Esperança
Mexico Spanish Un robo triple que da esperanza