Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 044

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 044
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 044
Kanji

運命の囚人

Rōmaji

Unmei no Shūjin

Japanese translation

Prisoner of Destiny

Episode number

44

Japanese air date

March 21, 2018

Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Writing Life

Staff
Screenplay

Director

Masahiro Takada

Storyboard

Masahiro Takada

Animation director

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous Birth of the Ignis
Next Duel in the Extreme Domain

"Prisoner of Destiny" is the forty-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on March 21, 2018.

Having learned the truth hidden by the Ignis and the truth behind the Lost Incident, Playmaker tries to persuade Varis to stop the Tower of Hanoi. Unfortunately, his words fail to convince Varis. Having been driven into a corner, Playmaker entrusts all his hopes to his new ace monster!

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Varis[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Varis
During the Standby Phase, the monster sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Link Coin" is Special Summoned. "Vorticular Drumgon" is Special Summoned (1000/←↓→). As "Vorticular Drumgon" was Special Summoned, Varis activates its effect to draw a card. Varis Normal Summons "Sniffer Dragon" (800/400). As "Sniffer Dragon" was Normal Summoned, Varis activates its effect to add another copy of "Sniffer Dragon" from his Deck to his hand. Varis uses "Sniffer Dragon" and the Link-3 "Vorticular Dragon" to Link Summon "Topologic Bomber Dragon" (3000/↑↙↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. Varis activates the Equip Spell Card "Borrel Regenerator" to Special Summon a "rokket" monster from his GY in Defense Position and equip it with "Borrel Regenerator". He Special Summons "Metalrokket Dragon" (1700/1400) to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" points to. The effect of "Boot Sector Launch" increases the ATK and DEF of "rokket" monsters by 300 (Metalrokket: 1700 → 2000/1400 → 1700). As a monster was Special Summoned to a zone a Link Monster points to, the effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" activates, destroying all monsters in the Main Monster Zones. "Metalrokket" is destroyed, but as another monster was Link Summoned this turn, "Restoration Point Guard" cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects this turn. As the monster equipped with "Borrel Regenerator" is destroyed, Varis activates its effect to draw a card.

"Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacks "Restoration Point Guard". As a Cyberse monster Playmaker controls is being attacked, Playmaker activates the effect of "Rescue Interlacer" in his hand, discarding it to reduce the battle damage he would take to 0. The attack continues, but "Restoration Point Guard" is not destroyed. As "Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacked Playmaker's monster, its effect activates, inflicting damage to Playmaker equal to the ATK of the monster it attacked (Playmaker: 4000 → 3000 LP). Varis activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Mirror Force Launcher", and activates its effect, discarding a card from his hand to add a "Mirror Force" from his Deck or GY to his hand. He discards an unknown card and adds "Mirror Force" from his GY to his hand. Revolver Sets two cards. During the End Phase, as "Metalrokket" was destroyed and sent to the GY this turn, Varis activates its effect to Special Summon a "rokket" monster with a different name from his Deck. He Special Summons "Magnarokket Dragon" (1800 → 2100/1200 → 1500). As the effect of "Rescue Interlacer" was activated this turn, Playmaker activates its effect to Special Summon it from the GY (1000/1200).

Turn 4: Playmaker
Playmaker uses "Rescue Interlacer" and the Link-2 "Restoration Point Guard" to Link Summon "Transcode Talker" (2300/↑→↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. Playmaker activates the effect of "Transcode Talker" to Special Summon a "code Talker" monster from his GY to a zone "Transcode Talker" points to. He Special Summons "Excode Talker" (2300/←↑→) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Transcode Talker" points to. Monsters "Excode Talker" point to gain 500 ATK and cannot be destroyed by card effects ("Transcode Talker": 2300 → 2800 ATK). As a monster was Special Summoned to a zone a Link Monster points to, the effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" activates, destroying all monsters in the Main Monster Zones, but as Varis activated an effect that would destroy monsters on the field, Playmaker activates his face-down Trap Card "Shield Handler" negating the effects of a Link Monster Varis controls, then equips itself to a monster Playmaker controls, preventing the equipped monster from being destroyed by card effects. He negates the effects of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" and equips "Shield Handler" to "Excode Talker". As "Transcode Talker" is co-linked, it and the monster co-linked to it gain 500 ATK ("Transcode Talker": 2800 → 3300 ATK; "Excode Talker": 2300 → 2800 ATK). Playmaker activates the effect of "SIMM Tablir" in his hand, returning a Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster from his GY to his hand to Special Summon "SIMM Tablir" to a zone his linked Link Monster points to. He returns "ROM Cloudia" to his hand and Special Summons "SIMM Tablir" (0/1000) in Attack Position to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Excode Talker" points to. Playmaker Normal Summons "ROM Cloudia" (1800/0). As "ROM Cloudia" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect to add a Cyberse monster from his GY to his hand. He adds "Latency" to his hand. As "Latency" was added from the GY to Playmaker's hand, he activates its effect to Special Summon it (0/0). Playmaker uses "SIMM Tablir", "ROM Cloudia" and "Latency" to Link Summon "Powercode Talker" (2300 → 2800/←↙→) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of "Excode Talker" points to. As "Latency" was Special Summoned by its effect and subsequently sent to the GY as a Link Material for a Link Summon, Playmaker activates its effect to draw a card.

"Powercode Talker" attacks and destroys "Magnarokket". "Transcode Talker" attacks "Topologic Bomber Dragon", but Varis sends two "Rokket" monsters from his Deck to his GY to activate his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Link Turret", placing a "Rokket Counter" on "Link Turret" for every Link-3 or higher monster on the field, in this case four, and preventing Varis's monsters from being destroyed by battle this turn ("Link Turret": 0 → 4 Rokket Counters). The attack continues (Varis: 3000 → 2700 ATK). As Varis took battle damage, he activates the effect of "Link Turret" to place a Rokket Counter on it ("Link Turret": 4 → 5 Rokket Counters). Playmaker Sets a card. During the End Phase, as "Magnarokket" was destroyed and sent to the GY this turn, Varis activates its effect to Special Summon a "Rokket" monster with a different name from his Deck. He Special Summons "Autorokket Dragon" (1600 → 1900/1000 → 1300).

Turn 5: Varis
Varis draws and subsequently activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Squib Draw", destroying a "Rokket" monster he controls to draw two cards. He destroys "Autorokket". As Playmaker controls more monsters than Varis, he activates the effect of "Boot Sector Launch" to Special Summon "rokket" monsters from his GY in Defense Position equal to the difference in monsters, in this case two. Varis Special Summons "Shelrokket Dragon" (1100 → 1400/2000 → 2300) and "Metalrokket" (1700/1400 → 2000/1700). Varis uses "Shelrokket" and "Metalrokket" to Link Summon "Miniborrel Dragon" (800/←→) to a zone a Link Arrow of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" points to. Varis Normal Summons "Gateway Dragon" (1600/1400). Varis activates the effect of "Gateway Dragon" to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower DARK Dragon monster from his hand. He Special Summons "Sniffer Dragon" (800/400). Varis uses "Gateway Dragon", "Sniffer Dragon" and the Link-2 "Miniborrel Dragon" to Link Summon "Borreload Dragon" (3000/←↙↘→) to the zone the bottom-left Link Arrow of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" points to. Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Dragon" to decrease the ATK and DEF of a monster on the field by 500. He targets "Transcode Talker" ("Transcode Talker": 2800 → 2300 ATK).

"Borreload Dragon" attacks "Transcode Talker". As "Borreload Dragon" is attacking Playmaker's monster, Varis activates its effect to place that monster in a zone "Borreload Dragon" points to and take control of it, but it is sent to the GY during the End Phase. He places "Transcode Talker" in the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Borreload Dragon" points to ("Excode Talker": 2800 → 2300 ATK). As "Transcode Talker" is co-linked, it and the monster co-linked to it gain 500 ATK ("Transcode Talker": 2300 → 2800 ATK; "Topologic Bomber Dragon": 3000 → 3500 ATK). "Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacks and destroys "Excode Talker" (Playmaker: 3000 → 1800 LP; "Powercode Talker": 2300 → 1800 ATK). "Transcode Talker" attacks and destroys "Powercode Talker" (Playmaker: 1800 → 800 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker
Ryoken Kogami/Varis

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Gefangene des Schicksals
Brazil Portuguese Prisioneiro do Destino
Mexico Spanish Prisionero del destino