Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 061

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"Darkness Dawns"
Theodore is confronted by his greatest fear, "Despair from the Dark".
Theodore is confronted by his greatest fear, "Despair from the Dark".
Names
EnglishDarkness Dawns
Japanese name
Japaneseやみよりでしぜつぼう
Base闇より出でし絶望
Furiganaやみよりいでしぜつぼう
RōmajiYami yori Ideshi Zetsubō
TranslatedDespair From Darkness
Series
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Number61
Season2
Music
Japanese OP"go forward"
Japanese ED"BOY"
English OP & ED"Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Main Theme"
Staff
ScreenplayMitsutaka Hirota
DirectorYasuyuki Fuse
StoryboardRuche Yagi
Animation director
Air dates
JapaneseJuly 25, 2018
EnglishDecember 15, 2019
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episodes (season 2)
Previous"Sidekick Showdown"
Next"Fearing the Worst"

"Darkness Dawns", known as "Despair From Darkness" in the Japanese version, is the sixty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on July 25, 2018, and aired in Canada on December 15, 2019.

Having received some new info from Kolter, Playmaker and Soulburner head for a new gate that has recently appeared. However, it turns out that The Shepherd has set up a trap there. After capturing Soulburner, The Shepherd searches through his memories...

Featured Duel: Theodore Hamilton vs. Ridley[edit]

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The Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.

Turn 1: Ridley
Ridley activates the Continuous Spell Card "Call of the Mummy". As he controls no monsters, Ridley activates the effect of "Call of the Mummy", Special Summoning a Zombie monster from his hand. He Special Summons "Plague Wolf" (1000/1000). Ridley Normal Summons another copy of "Plague Wolf". Ridley activates the effects of both copies of "Plague Wolf", doubling their original ATK until the End Phase (Both "Plague Wolf": 1000 → 2000 ATK). Ridley Sets a card. During the End Phase, as the first effect of both copies of "Plague Wolf" were activated, their second effect activates, destroying them. Ridley activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Surrounded by Fallen Wolves", Special Summoning two or three Zombie monsters from his GY of the same name with 1000 or less ATK that were destroyed by a card effect this turn in Defense Position with their effects negated, then Ridley draws cards equal to the number of monsters Special Summoned by this effect. He Special Summons two copies of "Plague Wolf" (1000/1000) and draws two cards.

Turn 2: Theodore
As he controls no monsters, Theodore activates the Spell Card "Majesty of Fire", Special Summoning a Level 5 or higher FIRE monster from his hand. He Special Summons the Level 8 "Phoenix Gearfried" (2800/2200). Theodore activates the Equip Spell Card "Phoenix Gearblade", equipping it to "Gearfried" and increasing its ATK by 300 ("Phoenix Gearfried": 2800 → 3100 ATK). Theodore Normal Summons "Valkyrian Knight" (1900/1200). The effect of "Valkyrian Knight" prevents monsters Ridley controls from attacking face-up Warrior monsters. "Valkyrian Knight" and "Phoenix Gearfried" attack and destroy both copies of "Plague Wolf". As "Phoenix Gearfried" equipped with "Phoenix Gearblade" destroyed Ridley's monster by battle, Theodore activates the effect of "Phoenix Gearblade", sending it to the GY to allow FIRE Warrior monsters he controls to attack again this turn. "Valkyrian Knight" attacks Ridley directly. As Theodore's monster declared a direct attack, Ridley activates his face-down Trap Card "Howl of the Fallen Wolf", Special Summoning two Zombie monsters from his GY of the same name with 1000 or less ATK in Defense Position, then adding a Field Spell Card from his Deck to his hand. He Special Summons two copies of "Plague Wolf" (1000/1000) and adds "Edge of Darkness" to his hand. A replay occurs and "Valkyrian Knight" attacks and destroys a "Plague Wolf". "Phoenix Gearfried" attacks and destroys the second "Plague Wolf".

Turn 3: Ridley
Ridley activates the Field Spell Card "Edge of Darkness", and activates its effect, banishing two Zombie monsters from his GY with the same name to add a Zombie monster from his Deck or GY to his hand. He banishes two copies of "Plague Wolf" to add an unknown card from his Deck to his hand. As he controls no monsters, Ridley activates the effect of "Call of the Mummy", Special Summoning "Despair from the Dark" (2800/3000) from his hand.

Duel continues in episode 63.

Featured cards[edit]

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

Theodore Hamilton
Ridley
Hanoi Project
LINK VRAINS article

Differences in adaptions[edit]

  • In the original version, The Shepherd looks through Soulburner's memories to find a weakness. In the dub, he searches instead for the location of any of the other Ignis.