Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 045

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 045
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 045
Kanji

極限領域のデュエル

Rōmaji

Kyokugen Ryōiki no Dyueru

Japanese translation

Duel in the Extreme Domain

English

Standing Tall

Episode number

45

Japanese air date

March 28, 2018

English air date

February 2, 2019

Music
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Writing Life

Staff
Screenplay

Director

Yasuyuki Fuse

Storyboard

Shunsuke Machitani

Animation director

Chronology
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous Illusion of Hope
Next Link to the Future

"Standing Tall", known as "Duel in the Extreme Domain" in the Japanese version, is the forty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on March 28, 2018, and aired in Canada on February 2, 2019.

Varis continues to assault Playmaker with his fierce attacks. Playmaker tries to mount a counterattack using multiple "Code Talker" monsters. However, Varis uses his ace monster, "Borreload Dragon", to counter that. Varis then sets up the ultimate battle formation that transcends human intellect itself, and drives Playmaker into the abyss of despair.

Summary[edit]

Atop the Tower of Hanoi, the final Duel between Playmaker and Varis continues, with Varis on 2700 LP and controlling "Topologic Bomber Dragon", Playmaker's "Transcode Talker" and "Borreload Dragon", while Playmaker only has 800 LP and all he controls is a Set card. Ai laments that Varis broke through their impenetrable defense so easily, but at least they survived (in the dub, he claims that he's calculated their odds to be one out of too big a number that he's comfortable with). But Varis claims that he isn't done yet, he'll pummel them until there's nothing left, and he'll annihilate the Ignis and fulfill his father's wishes. He'll show them a Duel in the extreme domain that transcends knowledge. Ai comments that it's a bold statement (in the dub, Varis calls him an 8-bit menace, and Ai snaps that he's at least 16-bit on his worst day), and Varis activates the effect of "Miniborrel Dragon" from his Graveyard since he controls a "Borrel" Link Monster, Tributing a Link-3 monster to Special Summon it. He Tributes "Transcode Talker" and "Miniborrel" appears alongside "Borreload Dragon". Since "Transcode Talker" left the field, its effect ends and the ATK of "Topologic Bomber Dragon" returns to its original 3000. Then Varis activates the effect of the Continuous Trap Card, "Link Turret" since it is now his Main Phase 2; by removing a Rokket Counter from "Link Turret", he can Special Summon a "Rokket" monster from his Graveyard in Defense Position with its effects negated. Ai notes that Varis has five Rokket Counters, and asks if this means he'll be able to Special Summon five "Rokkets", and Playmaker confirms that he will (in the dub, Varis is the one to state he can Summon five more monsters, and Ai protests that Varis already has three; when is enough enough? Playmaker states that it never is for Varis). Ai then taunts Varis over his claim of an extreme Duel, but he's only preparing for the next turn.

"Borrelguard Dragon" activates its effect.

"Next turn?" Varis asks. He scoffs that he isn't such a soft Duelist, and Playmaker realizes that Varis means to finish them off this turn. Ai is confused, asking if that's even possible seeing as Varis's Battle Phase has already ended. Varis removes two Rokket Counters from "Link Turrent", Special Summoning "Metalrokket Dragon" and "Shelrokket Dragon". Two of the triangular prisms glow with yellow light and point towards Varis's Main Monster Zones, releasing bursts of light that transform into the two "Rokkets". As the light explodes from the counters, Varis reminds Playmaker that the effect of the Field Spell Card "Boot Sector Launch" will increase the ATK and DEF of "Rokket" monsters by 300, and "Metalrokket" and "Shelrokket" rise to 1700 and 2300 DEF respectively. Varis chants "Appear! The future circuit that lights up my path!" and Playmaker gasps that he's summoning another Link Monster. Authorizing the Link Arrows, Varis explains that the summoning conditions are at least three Effect Monsters, so he sets "Shelrokket", "Metalrokket", and "Miniborrel Dragon" in the Link Arrows to link the Circuit. Playmaker observes that it's a Link-4 monster, and Varis explains that the monster Special Summoned by "Link Turret" will be banished when it leaves the field, before Link Summoning the Link-4 "Borrelguard Dragon", also with 3000 ATK. Ai gasps that they've never seen this monster before; it's the incredible dragon's friend. Playmaker states that it's Varis's new "Borrel" monster (in the dub, Ai screeches in fear and yelps that it looks like 3000 tons of get-him-out-of-here, and Playmaker snarks that Ai's fluctuations in courage never cease to amaze him).

Varis with four Link-4 dragons.

Varis activates the effect of "Borrelguard Dragon"; by sending a Spell or Trap Card on his field to the Graveyard, he can Special Summon one monster that was destroyed by battle this turn with its effects negated. "Borrelguard" glows purple as Varis sends "Mirror Force Launcher" to his Graveyard to revive "Powercode Talker", declaring "Rewind Phase". Ai is shocked that Varis revived a monster from their Graveyard (in the dub, Ai is more annoyed that Varis is stealing their monsters, but Varis claims that he's only borrowing them), but it doesn't stay on the field long; Varis Tributes it to revive "Miniborrel Dragon" once again. Then Varis activates the effect of "Link Turret" again, removing two Rokket Counters to Special Summon "Magnarokket Dragon" and "Shelrokket Dragon". As before, the two counters explode into yellow light, forming into the two "rokket" monsters as their DEF increases by 300. Varis chants "Appear! The future circuit that lights up my path!" declaring that the Summoning conditions are at least three Effect Monsters. He sets "Magnarokket", "Shelrokket", and the Link-2 "Miniborrel Dragon" in the Link Arrows to link the circuit and Link Summon the Link-4 "Borrelsword Dragon". As "Topologic Bomber Dragon", "Borrelsword Dragon", "Borreload Dragon" and "Borrelguard Dragon" rise above them, Ai gasps that Varis has four Link-4 dragons, and Frog and Pigeon both watch in awe, Pigeon calling it incredible and claiming to be so excited that his heart has been stolen despite being a pigeon (a Japanese play on words). Frog orders him to stop saying silly things and keep filming, otherwise they won't be able to go home, even though he's a frog (another play on words in Japanese; the dub cuts these puns out). Meanwhile in a cafe, Shima watches the Duel in awe on his tablet, likewise shocked that Varis has four Link-4 monsters, which by simple math would have required sixteen monsters to be summoned (in the dub, he tells Playmaker that he can do this, even though he's facing four of the strongest dragons ever).

Varis sends "Mirror Force" to the Graveyard.

Varis laughs, thanking Playmaker. Had he not negated the effect of "Topologic Bomber Dragon", this situation wouldn't have been possible. Playmaker grits his teeth, and Varis activates the effect of "Borrelguard Dragon" again, sending "Mirror Force" to his Graveyard to revive "Excode Talker". He declares "Rewind Phase" as "Excode Talker" appears on his field, and Ai is confused, protesting that "Mirror Force" was supposed to be his trump card. Playmaker replies that this means that "Mirror Force" is no longer Varis's trump card, and he wonders if Varis has a trump card more powerful than "Mirror Force". Then he realizes what Varis plans to do, and Varis confirms it. He activates the effect of "Link Turret" again, removing a Rokket Counter to Special Summon "Anesthrokket Dragon", whose DEF increases to 2500 due to "Boot Sector Launch". Then Varis chants "Appear! The future circuit that lights up my path!" once again, and as the Circuit materializes, Playmaker gasps that Varis is Link Summoning for a fifth time, while Ai wonders what will show up (in the dub, Ai asks if they're a calendar, because their days are numbered). Varis authorizes the Link Arrows; the summoning conditions are at least two Effect Monsters. He Sets "Anesthrokket Dragon" and the Link-3 "Excode Talker" in the Link Arrows, linking the circuit and causing massive twisters to tear through the area around them. Ai screams, asking what the light is.

The second Extra Monster Zone erupts with light as Varis completes his Extra Link.

Varis explains that normally a player is only allowed to use one of the Extra Monster Zones, but when the two Extra Monster Zones are co-linked, a monster can be Special Summoned in the other Extra Monster Zone (in the dub, this is when Varis first names an Extra Link). The winds intensify as Playmaker gasps, "What?!" and Varis tells him that this is the Duel in the extreme domain (in the dub he tells Playmaker to prepare to come face-to-face with his maker). He tells his monster to manifest as the stream of energy emerging from the Circuit twists into an infinity symbol and then into the form of his monster, and he Link Summons the Link-4 "Topologic Gumblar Dragon". Varis declares an Extra Link as the five 3000 ATK Link-4 dragons rise in formation over Playmaker and Ai.

"Topologic Gumblar Dragon" activates its "Battering Blast" effect.

Ai gasps in shock, and Kolter asks what's up with this. Frog is crying, and Pigeon asks if he's feeling sick. Frog sobs, asking what's with Varis; he's crazy. He screams that he's going home, he wants to go home (in the dub, he claims that he isn't crying, just sweating from his eyeballs despite their circumstances). Shima is also floored, asking if this is for real. He doesn't want to see Playmaker lose, so he shuts off his tablet. Varis tells Playmaker that he's coming; since the Extra Link is complete, "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" will release its true hidden power. He activates that effect now, and "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" slams its fists together and builds up pink energy around them as Varis explains that once per turn, when "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" is Extra Linked, he can destroy all cards in Playmaker's hand and inflict 3000 damage to him. "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" then slams its fists in parallel as Varis explains that this effect cannot be negated. Ai waves his arms in horror at the idea of 3000 damage that can't be negated and asks how it can be stopped (in the dub he also protests that they only have 800 LP left). Varis yells that this is the end for Playmaker, and he declares "Battering Blast". Masses of golden gears appear behind "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" and it fires its arms at Playmaker, which slam into him and cause a massive explosion of smoke. Kolter leaps up and cries Yusaku's name, and in the café, Shima laments that Playmaker is going to lose, but then he gets determined, declaring that Playmaker won't lose and turning his tablet back on to see the smoke billowing where Playmaker stood (in the dub, he decides that watching Playmaker prevents him from losing). He holds the screen up to his face in shock and screams Playmaker's name. Back in LINK VRAINS, Varis smiles, commenting that there was no new path.

Playmaker survives the effect of "Topologic Gumblar Dragon".

But the smoke clears to reveal Playmaker kneeling on the dirt platform, and he declares that it's not over; he still has 50 LP left. It's not the end. Varis is shocked that Playmaker still has LP, and the smoke finishes clearing to reveal Playmaker's Continuous Trap Card, "Drop Frame Wedge". By sending cards from his hand to the Graveyard, Playmaker was able to halve the damage each time, and he sent two cards to the Graveyard to lessen the damage (as Ai took cover in his Duel Disk), generating an energy shield that intercepted the fired arms of "Topologic Gumblar Dragon". Varis asks incredulously if Playmaker blocked the attack, and Playmaker reveals that while "Drop Frame Wedge" is face-up on the field, monsters cannot attack. Wedges of gel slot together into a massive cube that entraps Varis's monsters, and Playmaker adds that "Drop Frame Wedge" will be destroyed after a number of his turns equal to the number of cards he discarded to activate it yet, and if Varis's card effect causes it to leave Playmaker's side of the field, the effects of all monsters on the field will be negated and then they will be destroyed (in the dub, he does not list its effect if it's destroyed, but claims that he'll use this time to figure out a strategy to win).

Varis gives Playmaker three reasons to despair.

Varis scoffs at such a desperate move and he notes that Playmaker said that his words saved him in the past. They remember Ryoken telling Yusaku "three things to live, three things to go home, three things to defeat the enemy; by thinking, he could still live" (as per usual in the dub; if he doesn't get up now, he won't later; he won't win if he doesn't believe that he can; just because it's tough now doesn't mean it will always be), and Varis declares that now he'll tell Playmaker three things to make him despair. One: His LP will be over in four turns; Two: during those turns he'll seal away all his moves, and Three: The Tower of Hanoi will be completed, and everything will end (in the dub, One: Varis holds the advantage in monsters, LP and card, Two: His desire to win is greater than Playmaker's, for while he fights for revenge, Varis fights to save the whole world from the threat of the Ignis, and Three: He's just a better Duelist than Playmaker). He ends his turn, and the effect of "Autorokket Dragon" activates since it was destroyed this turn, Special Summoning a different "Rokket" monster from Varis's Deck. He Special Summons another "Magnarokket Dragon" and it rises to 2100 ATK due to the effect of "Boot Sector Launch". Ai slumps on Playmaker's Duel Disk, lamenting that this is just too much (in the dub, he comments that Varis really likes dragons), and Varis adds that since "Link Turret" has no more Rokket Counters, it is also sent to the Graveyard. "Link Turret" withdraws back into the sky, and Varis tells Playmaker that it's his turn now.

Ai remembers being with "Linkuriboh" and the other Ignis.

Playmaker weakly replies that he knows, but he collapses to the ground in a hunch, and Ai asks desperately if he's okay. Playmaker struggles to reply that's he's fine; nothing's wrong, but then he falls again in a heap. Ai screams his name, and Kolter whispers Yusaku's name, noting that this is the power of the Extra Link (in the dub he states that it can't end now). Ai begs Playmaker not to lose now, protesting that he doesn't want to vanish. He has a homeworld and friends, he doesn't want all of that to be gone (in the dub, he offers to give Playmaker a hand, but then remembers his height. Then he decides to try anyway, but is unable to shift Playmaker's face). "Friends?" Playmaker asks (in the dub, he claims he's fine). Ai states that they're all waiting for him to come back home, and Playmaker asks him what kind of place the Cyberse is. Ai happily states that it's a good place - it's their paradise (In the dub, Ai tells Playmaker that he's not just fighting for himself, but his friends too, Blue Angel and Gore, and adds that he's also fighting for Ai's friends). He remembers a hexagonal land divided into six different sections around a central hub in the center with a golden tower. Each zone - an ocean, a jagged mountain range, a forest, a volcano, a city of golden buildings, and a dark pit - had a small tower and town at the edge of the hub and was created by a single Ignis. A stream of Data material connected the towers, and Ai states that the Ignis created the world, and lots of Cyberse monsters too (he notes that Playmaker has been using those monsters in the dub and tells him they're welcome). They divided up their responsibilities and lived as they liked. Ai remembers lazing on the back of "Linkuriboh" and admits that he was lazy and didn't work much, so they thought he was a nuisance. He remembers being approached by the blue Ignis, and hopping away from her on "Linkuriboh", much to her exasperation. He states that they aren't thinking of doing bad things to humans like Varis has suggested; they just want to live there quietly. (In the dub, he claims that he was the hardest worker of them all...despite remembering lazing on the back of "Linkuriboh".) Ai admits that he did use Playmaker, but only because he wanted to return home, because he wanted to return to his friends. He begs Playmaker to stand up, and in Café Nom, Kolter begs Yusaku to stand up as well. Ai states that Playmaker also has friends to protect (in the dub, he decides that his "good cop" routine didn't work and goes "bad cop", insulting Playmaker), and Playmaker looks up at Varis, whose figure is hazy behind the gel of "Drop Frame Wedge". He comments that it must be nice. As data begins to finish solidifying into the Tower of Hanoi's sixth ring, Playmaker states that he also has things he wants to do, and he struggles to his feet. Ai cheers his name happily, and Kolter sighs in relief, congratulating Yusaku on standing up.

Varis scoffs that Playmaker is stubborn, noting that his LP is already like a candle in the wind and his hand is at zero. Now that the Extra Link has been completed, there's nothing that Playmaker can do. Ai asks what Varis is talking about; due to the effect of "Drop Frame Wedge", they both can't attack, so Varis can't do anything either. Varis reminds them that he still has "Topologic Gumblar Dragon", so if they keep a card in their hand, then 3000 damage that they can't negate will be coming their way (in the dub, Varis points out that they're only delaying the inevitable). Ai slumps as he remembers the effect, and he slinks back into Playmaker's Duel Disk, telling him that this is the situation. Playmaker replies that he knows, and he declares his turn and draws, then Sets a card and ends his turn. With the end of one of his turns, the top layer over the gel of "Drop Frame Wedge" evaporates, and Ai notes that the effect of "Drop Frame Wedge" will end after Playmaker's next turn, so they have to think of a plan before then.

Playmaker agrees, and then Varis declares his turn and draws. He Summons "Autorokket Dragon", which increases to 1900 ATK due to "Boot Sector Launch", and Ai yelps that Varis has Summoned a seventh monster. Then Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Dragon"; "Anti-Enemy Rokket", which lowers the ATK and DEF of a monster by 500. "Autorokket Dragon" falls to 1400 ATK and then Varis activates its effect since it was targeted by the effect of a Link Monster, destroying it and then sending one Spell or Trap Card on the field to the Graveyard. "Autorokket" transforms into an orange ball, and the ball enters one of the cylinders on "Borreload Dragon", which locks into place and then the cannon in the mouth of "Borreload Dragon" glows orange and it fires the blast at Playmaker's Set card, sending it to the Graveyard. Ai laments that Varis won't let them do anything, and Varis warns them that he told them he'd seal away all their moves. He Sets a card and ends his turn, and the effect of "Autorokket Dragon" activates since it was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, Special Summoning a different "Rokket" monster from his Deck. He Special Summons "Anesthrokket Dragon" in Defense Position, and its DEF increases to 2500 due to the effect of "Boost Sector Launch".

Despite his situation, Playmaker smiles.

Playmaker pants heavily, and Ai laments that their situation has just gotten worse. Playmaker tells him not to complain with a smile, since it's a miracle they're still standing. Ai yelps that they'll lose at this rate, and Playmaker agrees; they have to do something. Ai turns in shock to see Playmaker's smile, and he hesitantly states that Playmaker is laughing. Playmaker grins, stating that there's nothing to do but laugh in this situation, but that doesn't mean he's given up. (In the dub, Ai comments that Playmaker's got out of worse scrapes than this, but Playmaker states that he actually hasn't, asking if that makes Ai worried. Ai snaps that it should, but logic never applies to Playmaker. Playmaker comments that he's glad to hear, and it takes Ai a while to comprehend that Playmaker is smiling. Playmaker tells him not to be surprised, even though there's never been a comeback from this big a deficit in a Duel, there's always time for a first). Pigeon wonders if Playmaker really thinks he can turn this around, but then Frog gets excited and rocks side-to-side, much to Pigeon's terror, crying out that if Playmaker's going to fight, then he isn't going to go home. He won't go home, he doesn't want to go home, and Pigeon suggests that they'll watch him to the end. Frog enthusiastically agrees.

Ai prays for a good draw as Playmaker activates "Arrow Charge".

Playmaker staggers as he declares his turn and draws, and Ai laments that it's unfair that they'll be taking 3000 damage if they keep a card in their hand. Playmaker reassures him that his field is empty, so he can keep playing cards as long as he doesn't draw a high-Level monster. Ai admits that's true, but still seems doubtful. Playmaker activates the Spell Card "Arrow Charge", since there are two monsters in the Extra Monster Zones with the same Link Rating, he can draw two cards and reveal them. Ai emerges from his Duel Disk, praying that they draw good cards. Playmaker smiles, and he comments that he thought A.I.s didn't pray (in the dub, he comments that hoping isn't a viable strategy, and Ai suggests begging instead). Ai replies that he'll pray this time as he bows down in prayer, and whispers "C'mon!" repeatedly as Playmaker draws his two cards. He's drawn "Disconnect Linker" and "Transaction Rollback", and he immediately activates "Disconnect Linker", Special Summoning a Link-2 or lower Link Monster from his Graveyard with its effects negated, and then using it to Link Summon. He revives "Restoration Point Guard" and then chants "Appear! The circuit that leads to the future!" He states that the Summoning condition is one Cyberse Link Monster, and he sets "Restoration Point Guard" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon the Link-1 "Secure Gardna".

"Drop Frame Wedge" is destroyed.

He reveals that due to the effect of "Disconnect Linker", "Secure Gardna" will be unaffected by Varis's card effects, and as "Secure Gardna's" armor plates arrange themselves into a cross-shaped shield that projects an energy barrier. Ai cheers that this means that the effect of "Magnarokket Dragon" won't be able to send "Secure Gardna" to the Graveyard. Playmaker adds that as long as the monster Special Summoned by the effect of "Disconnect Linker" is on the field, monsters in the Extra Monster Zone cannot attack, and the energy shield protecting "Secure Gardna" flares, sending out blue energy pulses that pass over "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" and "Topologic Bomber Dragon". Ai cheers that now Varis's two ace monsters can't attack. Playmaker Sets "Transaction Rollback", and Ai sighs in relief that Playmaker managed to use up his entire hand. Then Playmaker adds that since the same number of turns have passed as the number of cards he sent to the Graveyard with "Drop Frame Wedge", it is destroyed. The prism of gel liquefies into a twister and then explodes into a shower of rain, drenching Playmaker and Varis before dissipating. As their Avatars begin to steam dry, Varis comments that now both of their monsters can attack, and Ai asks if this is all right, since now Varis has seven dragons and their situation is worse than before. Playmaker reassures him that it's all right. He watches Varis through the evaporating steam, and then he swings his arm and clenches his fist, telling Varis to come at him. (In the dub, Varis comments that they're back where they started, and states that these tiny obstacles are minor nuisances at best. Playmaker points out that Varis is only claiming that, and Varis agrees that he does; Playmaker's greatest failure is not admitting how much of a failure he really is. Playmaker tells Varis to prove it in that case.)

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Varis[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 5: Varis
As Varis controls a "Borrel" Link Monster, he activates the effect of "Miniborrel Dragon" in his GY, Tributing a Link-3 monster he controls to Special Summon it from his GY (800/←→). He Tributes "Transcode Talker". As "Topologic Bomber Dragon" is no longer co-linked to "Transcode Talker", it loses 500 ATK ("Topologic Bomber Dragon": 3500 → 3000 ATK). Varis activates the effect of "Link Turret" twice, removing a Rokket Counter from "Link Turret" to Special Summon a "rokket" monster from his GY in Defense Position for each counter removed. Their effects are negated, but they are banished when they leave the field. He removes two Rokket Counters ("Link Turret": 5 → 3 Rokket Counters) to Special Summon "Metalrokket Dragon" (1700/1400) and "Shelrokket Dragon" (1100/2000). The effect of "Boot Sector Launch" increases the ATK and DEF of "Rokket" monsters by 300 (Metalrokket: 1700/1400 → 2000/1700; Shelrokket: 1100/2000 → 1400/2300). Varis uses "Shelrokket", "Metalrokket" and the Link-2 "Miniborrel Dragon" to Link Summon "Borrelguard Dragon" (3000/↑↓↘→) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of "Borreload Dragon" (3000/←↙↘→) points to. Varis activates the effect of "Borrelguard Dragon", sending a Spell/Trap Card from his Spell & Trap Zone to the GY to Special Summon a monster that was destroyed by battle this turn from the GY with its effects negated. He sends "Mirror Force Launcher" to the GY to Special Summon "Powercode Talker" (2300/←↙→). Varis activates the effect of "Miniborrel Dragon", Tributing "Powercode Talker" to Special Summon it from his GY (800/←→). Varis activates the effect of "Link Turret", removing two Rokket Counters ("Link Turret": 3 → 1 Rokket Counter) to Special Summon "Magnarokket Dragon" (1800/1200 → 2100/1500) and "Shelrokket" (1100/2000 → 1400/2300). Varis uses "Magnarokket", "Shelrokket" and the Link-2 "Miniborrel Dragon" to Link Summon "Borrelsword Dragon" (3000/←↙↓↑) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Borreload Dragon" points to. Varis activates the effect of "Borrelguard Dragon", sending "Mirror Force" from his Spell & Trap Zone to the GY to Special Summon "Excode Talker" (2300/←↑→). Varis activates the effect of "Link Turret", removing a Rokket Counter ("Link Turret": 1 → 0 Rokket Counters) to Special Summon "Anesthrokket Dragon" (0/2200 → 300/2500).

Varis uses "Anesthrokket" and the Link-3 "Excode Talker" to Link Summon "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" (3000/↑←↓→) to the second Extra Monster Zone, creating an Extra Link. As "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" is Extra Linked, Varis activates its effect to destroy all cards in Playmaker's hand, then inflict 3000 damage to Playmaker, but Playmaker activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Drop Frame Wedge". For every card sent from Playmaker's hand to the GY, the damage is halved an equal number of times. Playmaker sent two cards from his hand to the GY, so the damage is quartered (Playmaker: 800 → 50 LP). While "Drop Frame Wedge" is on the field, monsters cannot attack. "Drop Frame Wedge" is destroyed at the end of a number of Playmaker's turns equal to the number of cards discarded, in this case two. If "Drop Frame Wedge" leaves the field because of Varis' card effect, it negates the effects of Varis' monsters and destroys them. During the End Phase, as "Autorokket Dragon" 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" (1800/1200 → 2100/1500). As "Link Turret" has no Rokket Counters, it is sent to the GY.

Turn 6: Playmaker
Playmaker Sets a card.

Turn 7: Varis
Varis Normal Summons "Autorokket" (1600/1000 → 1900/1300). Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Dragon", decreasing the ATK and DEF of a monster on the field by 500. Varis targets "Autorokket". As a Link Monster's effect is activated targeting "Autorokket", Varis activates its effect, destroying it, then sending a Spell/Trap Card on the field to the GY. Varis sends Playmaker's Set card. Varis Sets a card. During the End Phase, as "Autorokket" 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 "Anesthrokket" (0/2200 → 300/2500).

Turn 8: Playmaker
As there are two monsters in the Extra Monster Zones with the same Link Rating, Playmaker activates the Spell Card "Arrow Charge" to draw two cards and reveal them, but he must banish any of those drawn cards during the End Phase if they are still in his hand. He draws "Disconnect Linker" and "Transaction Rollback". Playmaker activates the Spell Card "Disconnect Linker" to Special Summon a Link-2 or lower Link Monster from his GY with its effects negated, then Link Summon using it as Link Material. He Special Summons "Restoration Point Guard" (1000/←↙) and uses it to Link Summon "Secure Gardna" (1000/→) to an unknown zone. The Link Monster Link Summoned by the effect of "Disconnect Linker" is unaffected by Varis' card effects, and as long as that monster is on the field, monsters in the Extra Monster Zones cannot attack. Playmaker Sets "Transaction Rollback". As it is Playmaker's second End Phase after the activation of "Drop Frame Wedge", it is destroyed.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker
Ryoken Kogami/Varis
Cyberse World

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Duell am Zonenlimit
Italy Italian Duello Extra
Brazil Portuguese Duelo nos Domínios Extremos
Mexico Spanish Duelo en territorio límite