Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 041

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 041
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 041



Azamukareta Jijitsu

Japanese translation

Deceitful Truth


Truth and Consequences

Episode number


Japanese air date

February 28, 2018

English air date

January 19, 2019

Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Writing Life

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"Truth and Consequences", known as "Deceitful Truth" in the Japanese version, is the forty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on February 28, 2018, and aired in Canada on January 19, 2019.

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Varis[edit]

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The Duel is conducted as a Speed Duel.

Turn 1: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Stack Reviver" (100/600). As a Cyberse monster was Normal Summoned to Playmaker's field, he activates the effect of "Boot Staggered" to Special Summon it from his hand in Attack Position (2300/???). As he controls a Cyberse monster, Playmaker Special Summons "Backup Secretary" from his hand by its own effect (1200/800). Playmaker uses "Backup Secretary", "Stack Reviver" and "Boot Staggered" to Link Summon "Decode Talker" (2300/↙↑↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Stack Reviver" was used as a Link Material for a Link Summon, Playmaker activates its effect to Special Summon another Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster that was used as a Link Material for that same Link Summon in Defense Position. He Special Summons "Backup Secretary" to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Decode Talker" points to. "Decode Talker" gains 500 ATK for each monster it points to ("Decode Talker": 2300 → 2800 ATK). Playmaker Sets a card.

Turn 2: Varis
Varis draws "Mirror Force". Varis Normal Summons "Spin-Headed Behemoth" (800/???) and Sets a card.

Turn 3: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Fault Tolerlancer" (1000/1200). Playmaker activates the effect of "Fault Tolerlancer" to change it to Defense Position. While "Fault Tolerlancer" is in Defense Position, Attack Position monsters Playmaker controls cannot be destroyed by card effects. "Decode Talker" attacks "Spin-Headed Behemoth". As Playmaker's monster is attacking, Varis activates his face-down Trap Card "Mirror Force" to destroy all Attack Position monsters Playmaker controls, and as "Spin-Headed Behemoth" battled, Varis activates its effect to change Playmaker's Defense Position monsters to Attack Position. The effect of "Spin-Headed Behemoth" resolves, changing "Fault Tolerlancer" and "Backup Secretary" to Attack Position, then "Mirror Force" resolves, destroying "Decode Talker", "Fault Tolerlancer" and "Backup Secretary". As a monster on the field was destroyed by a card effect, Varis activates the effect of "Overflow Dragon" in his hand to Special Summon it from his hand in Defense Position (???/0), then as two or more cards were destroyed, the effect of "Overflow Dragon" also Special Summons an "Overflow Token" (???/0).

Turn 4: Varis
Varis uses "Overflow Dragon", the "Overflow Token" and "Spin-Headed Behemoth" to Link Summon "Flash Charge Dragon" (2300/↖↑↗) to the Extra Monster Zone. Varis Normal Summons "Blast Powder Dragon" (800/???). As "Blast Powder Dragon" was Normal Summoned, Varis activates its effect, increasing the ATK of a monster he controls by 800 until the end of this turn, then if that monster inflicts battle damage to Playmaker, "Blast Powder Dragon" gains 800 ATK. He targets "Flash Charge Dragon" ("Flash Charge Dragon": 2300 → 3100 ATK). "Flash Charge Dragon" attacks Playmaker directly (Playmaker: 4000 → 900 LP). As "Flash Charge Dragon" inflicted battle damage to Playmaker, the effect of "Blast Powder Dragon" increase its ATK by 800 ("Blast Powder Dragon": 800 → 1600 ATK). "Blast Powder Dragon" attacks Playmaker directly.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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


In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Täuschende Wahrheit
Italy Italian Nemico Predestinato
Brazil Portuguese Verdade Enganosa
Mexico Spanish Verdad engañosa