Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 087

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"Chain Destruction"
Specter assembles an Extra Link Full Mode.
Specter assembles an Extra Link Full Mode.
Names
Japanese name
Japaneseれんかい
Base連鎖破壊
Furiganaれんさはかい
RōmajiRensa Hakai
TranslatedChain Destruction
Series
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Number87
Season2
Music
Japanese OP"go forward"
Japanese ED"glory"
Staff
ScreenplayShin Yoshida
DirectorRyuta Yamamoto
StoryboardTsukasa Sunaga
Animation directorGill Bo No
Air dates
JapaneseJanuary 30, 2019
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episodes (season 2)
Previous"Wisdom of the Deprived"
Next"Windy the Revenger"

"Chain Destruction" is the eighty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on January 30, 2019.

Specter was able to use "Judgment Arrows" to his advantage and destroy Lightning's Extra Link, turning the tide of the Duel in his favor. With his "Sunavalon" towering over the field, Specter launches a fierce attack against Lightning, and does everything he can to carry out the Knights of Hanoi's mission to destroy the Ignises.

Summary[edit]

Lightning reinforces his hand.

In the canyon in Mirror LINK VRAINS, Pigeon calls the Duel between Lightning and Specter crazy; Lightning appeared to have the advantage, but Specter turned it around. Frog wonders if Specter - on 3200 LP - will be the one who will save them, but Pigeon reminds him that he's a Knight of Hanoi and Frog admits that he's right. Lightning - on 4000 LP - remarks that Specter broke his formation and admits to underestimating Specter. Varis, Blue Maiden, Aqua, Soulburner, Flame, Playmaker and Ai all watch as Specter agrees, adding that Lightning should be feeling regret right now if he's capable of it, along with his defeat. Lightning scowls, declares his turn, and has Jin draw for him, then adds the three cards that he banished on his last turn with the effect of "Armatos Legio Pilus Prior" to his hand ("Armatos Legio Galea", "Armatos Lex", and "Armatos Legio Magica Alcum"). Ai admits that he's never seen Lightning annoyed before, and Playmaker notes that Lightning can't stay calm seeing as he lost "Judgment Arrows" and his Extra Link was destroyed. Ai admits that it's best if both Specter and Lightning lose, but admits that he can't be greedy, so he urges Specter to win.

Lightning strengthens his defenses.

Lightning activates the Spell Card "Armatos Replacement", Tributing an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster to Special Summon one with an equal or lower Link Rating from his Graveyard. He Tributes the Link-2 "Pilus Prior" and revives the Link-2 "Armatos Legio Centurion", then activates the effect of the Field Spell Card "Armatos Colosseum", causing the walls of the colosseum to glow yellow. He sends a Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monster from his hand to the Graveyard, then Special Summoning as many Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monsters from his Graveyard as possible in Defense Position to the zones his "Armatos Legio" Link Monster points to, discarding "Galea" and reviving "Armatos Legio Sica" and "Armatos Legio Scutum". He chants "Appear! The circuit that guides the light!" and declares that the Summoning conditions are at least two "Armatos Legio" monsters, setting "Armatos Legio Primi Ordines" and "Armatos Legio Sica" to Link Summon the Link-3 "Armatos Legio Legatus Legionis". Lightning activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", sending a Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monster to the Graveyard to Special Summon one with a different name. He sends "Scutum" to the Graveyard and revives "Galea" to the zone "Legatus Legionis" points to, then ends his turn. Ai comments that Lightning has strengthened his defenses, and wonders if Lightning will do what he thinks he will. Playmaker points out that the don't know what the "Armatos Legio" Deck is capable of, so they can't make predictions.

Specter begins to amass his monsters.

Specter declares his turn and draws, then Summons "Sunseed Twin" and activates its effect as it was Summoned, Special Summoning a Plant Normal Monster from his Graveyard. He revives "Sunseed Genius Loci", then chants "Appear! The future circuit which lights up my path!" and explains that the Summoning conditions are at least two Plant monsters, including a Link Monster, setting "Sunseed Twin", "Sunvine Thrasher" and "Sunseed Genius Loci" to Link Summon the Link-3 "Sunavalon Melias". He activates its effect as it was Link Summoned, Special Summoning a Plant monster from his Graveyard in Defense Position to a zone it points to, reviving "Genius Loci" again. Lightning scowls, and Specter chants "Appear again! The future circuit that lights up our path!", setting "Genius Loci" and "Sunavalon Daphne" to Link Summon a second Link-3 "Sunavalon Melias". Again he activates the effect of "Melias", resurrecting "Genius Loci", and again he chants "Appear! The future servant that lights up our path!" and declares that the Summoning condition is one Plant Normal Monster, setting "Genius Loci" to Link Summon the Link-1 "Sunvine Thrasher". Its effect activates as it is linked with a "Sunavalon" monster, gaining 800 ATK times that monster's Link Rating. "Melias" is Link-3, so "Thrasher" gains 2400 ATK, rising to 3200. Playmaker adds that the effect of "Judgment Arrows" will also increase the ATK of "Thrasher", and Lightning muses that this is Specter's plan and decides to deal with it. He activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", sending "Galea" to the Graveyard and Special Summoning "Scutum".

Specter orders his Battle Phase, and he activates the effect of "Melias", giving the "Thrasher" it points to the ability to attack a number of times equal to the number of "Sunavalon" Link Monsters on the field, so it can attack three times. Lightning clenches his fists and growls in fury, and Pigeon gasps that three attacks from a 6400 ATK monster will be big. Frog comments that this will end it, right? "Thrasher" attacks "Legatus Legionis", and Lightning activates the effect of "Centurion", negating an attack targeting an "Armatos Legio" monster. "Centurion" generates a blue energy shield, blocking "Thrasher's" sword strike. Specter just attacks "Legatus Legionis" again, and due to the effect of "Judgment Arrows" its ATK is doubled to 6400. Playmaker repeats the ATK value, and Ai adds that the difference in ATK is 4000, so Specter will win if the attack succeeds. But Lightning reveals that the effect of the "Galea" sent to the Graveyard will reduce any battle damage he would take from battles involving the "Armatos Legio" Link Monster that was linked to it to zero, and the effect of "Scutum" prevents the "Armatos Legio" Link Monster linked to it from being destroyed by battle once per turn. "Scutum's" shield glows yellow and transfers to "Legatus Legio", just in time to block the attack of "Thrasher", whose ATK returns to normal. Ai groans in disappointment that Lightning was able to stop the attack, and Specter orders his third attack, with the ATK of "Thrasher" doubling again due to "Judgment Arrows". Lightning reminds Specter that the effect of "Galea" will reduce the damage to zero, though Specter declares that "Legatus Legionis" will still be destroyed. "Thrasher" swings its leaf-shaped blade, finally cutting through "Legatus Legionis's" sword and bisecting it, destroying it in a flash of light. Ai comments that it's about time after all of that, and Playmaker notes that this destruction is important. Specter activates the effect of "Thrasher" as it destroyed a monster in battle, Special Summoning it to a zone that a "Sunavalon" monster points to. "Legatus Legionis" appears, and Specter orders it to attack "Centurion". It leaps forwards, destroying "Centurion" and reducing Lightning to 3300 LP as he groans. Specter admits that now the battle is over, but he still has something left to do.

Specter reverses the Extra Link.

He activates the effect of the Continuous Spell Card "Sunvine Cross Breed", Tributing a Link Monster to Special Summon a Plant monster from his Graveyard with its effects negated. He Tributes "Thrasher", and resurrects "Sunavalon Daphne" between his two "Melias". Then he activates the effect of "Sunvine Shrine", Special Summoning a Level 4 or lower Plant Normal Monster from his Graveyard. He resurrects "Genius Loci" once again, then chants "Appear! The future circuit that lights up our path!" and triumphantly declares that the Summoning condition is one Plant Normal Monster, setting "Genius Loci". Playmaker realizes what Specter is doing, and Ai asks if it's possible as Specter Link Summons another Link-1 "Sunvine Thrasher". Lightning snarls as he leans forwards, and Blue Maiden cries that Specter now has the Extra Monster Zones, while Aqua, Kolter, Soulburner and Flame all watch in shock as Specter's shoulders heave with laughter. Lightning snarls in frustration - all of Specter's monsters are co-linked, and Varis declares that Specter has reversed the Extra Link.

Specter breaks his Extra Link Full Mode to Link Summon "Sunavalon Dryanome".

Specter activates the effect of "Thrasher" as it is linked with a "Sunavalon", increasing its ATK by 800 times its Link Rating. "Melias" is Link-3, so "Thrasher" gains 2400 ATK, bringing it up to 3200. Specter claims that he rewatched Varis and Playmaker's Duel at the Tower of Hanoi countless times, which was where he saw the Extra Link, a field that epitomized Link Summoning. It was beautiful, is there any field more beautiful? That sight was burned into his eyes, and now he's been able to create that perfect field with his own hands. He gasps in pleasure, and he tells the Light Ignis that it's the only thing that he'll thank him for and Lightning scoffs. Specter activates the effect of "Sunseed Shadow" from his Graveyard, banishing it to target an Extra Linked Link-2 or lower Plant Link Monster. He targets "Daphne", and explains that he can Special Summon another copy of the targeted monster from his Extra Deck so that it is Extra Linked. Another "Daphne" erupts out of the ground, and Playmaker gasps in shock. Varis smiles in satisfaction, declaring that this is what even he couldn't accomplish: an Extra Link Full Mode. All seven of Specter's monsters are Extra Linked, and Ai gasps that Specter finally surpassed Varis. Specter chants "Appear again! The future circuit that lights up our path!" and declares that the Summoning conditions are at least two Plant monsters, setting "Dryas" and "Daphne" to Link Summon the Link-3 "Sunavalon Dryanome". "Dryas" swells into "Dryanome", and Lightning declares that Specter has brought out his ace monster. Specter explains that "Sunavalon Dryanome" can't be attacked, and since he used a "Sunavalon" Link Monster to Link Summon it, it gains multiple effects. Lightning irritably replies that he knows; three times per turn if Specter takes damage, he can Special Summon "Sunvine" Link Monsters from his Extra Deck to zones a "Sunavalon" Link Monster points to and regain LP equal to the damage he took. Specter confirms that he's right, and adds that if Lightning attacks a monster that "Dryanome" points to, Specter can negate the attack by moving that monster to a different Main Monster Zone. He activates the effect of "Sunseed Twin" from his Graveyard, banishing it and a Link Monster he controls to Special Summon "Thrasher" from his Graveyard. He banishes "Legatus Legionis", Special Summoning "Thrasher" in its place, and "Thrasher" activates its effect, gaining 2400 ATK. Ai states that now Specter's field is perfect, and Frag agrees that you don't see this often, while Pigeon calls it a huge scoop.

Specter's taunts get to Lightning, causing him to act emotionally.

Lightning scoffs, commenting that Specter calling himself weak, but he's very flashy. Specter humbly agrees that he got a little to excited in creating this beautiful field, and Lightning muses that he sees; humans this this field is beautiful. Specter comments that it's sad that Lightning doesn't understand this beauty; is what he's hiding linked to this lack of aesthetics? Lightning's brow furrows and he ominously warns Specter that he's the one who's arrogant; he thinks he knows him? He orders Specter to stop looking down on him. Varis watches silently as Ai gasps that he's never seen Lightning act like this. Specter comments that this is nice; he's never seen Lightning act emotional before. Lightning retorts that Specter's field is only beautiful in the sense of a tower built on sand, and Specter is surprised, asking Lightning if he thinks he can destroy this field.

The effect of "Judgment Sword" banishes "Sunavalon Dryanome".

Lightning furiously declares his turn and draws, and he rises into the air, asking Specter if he thinks that he's stupid. Does Specter think that Lightning didn't know that he would try to steal his "Judgment Arrows"? Specter flinches backwards in shock, and Lightning declares that he'll unleash divine judgment on this arrogant human. He chants "The sword of light that slices the heavens!" and he and Jin gesture in unison as he activates the Spell Card "Judgment Sword". When only Specter has Link Monsters in the Extra Monster Zone, Lightning can banish one of them and then Special Summon an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster from his Extra Deck with the same Link Rating, before Special Summoning the banished monster to Specter's Main Monster Zone. Specter gasps in shock, and a sword of lightning blasts out of the card as Lightning declares that he's banishing "Sunavalon Dryanome". The blade of lightning splits "Dryanome" down the middle and disintegrates it in an instant as Specter gapes in shock. Lightning comments that Specter's cherished mother tree might be invincible against attacks, but it isn't against effects. Specter furiously asks how dare Lightning do that to his mother tree and he warns Lightning that his field isn't broken yet as the smoke clears. Lightning then Special Summons "Armatos Legio Tribunus Militum", and the banished "Dryanome" is Special Summoned to Specter's Main Monster Zone. Then Lightning activates the effect of "Armatos Colosseum", sending the "Armatos Legio Magica Alcum" in his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Armatos Legio Speculata", "Gladius" and "Sica" in Defense Position to the zones that "Tribunus Militum" points to. He chants "Come forth! The circuit that guides the light!" and declares that the Summoning conditions are at least three "Armatos Legio" monsters, setting "Scutum", "Spica", "Gladius" and "Speculata" and chanting "Appear! The commander that advances on the chaotic network battlefield! Link Summon! Link-4 Armatos Legio Magnus Dux!"

Lightning reclaims "Judgment Arrows".

"Magnus Dux" appears with 3000 ATK, and Ai gasps that it's huge. Playmaker observes that it's Lightning's Link-4 monster. Lightning explains the effect of "Armatos Legio Magnus Dux"; once, for every co-linked monster, he can return cards from their field or Graveyard to their hands. Specter gasps in intrigue, and Playmaker muses that he sees, and Ai adds that Lightning will return "Judgment Arrows" to his hand. Specter states that Lightning can't target "Judgment Arrows"; the effect of the "Sunvine Plunder" that he stole it with prevents Lightning from targeting either card with card effects. "Unless I do this," Lightning declares calmly. He activates the effect of "Tribunus Militum", targeting a Link Monster it points to and negating the effects of cards on the field equal to that monster's Link Rating. He selects the Link-4 "Magnus Dux", negating the effects of "Shrine", "Plunder", "Cross Breed", and "Dryanome". Specter grits his teeth as Lightning asks how this is; now he can activate the effect of "Magnus Dux". "Magnus Dux" glows as the rider lowers his scepter and the elephant raises its trunk as Lightning declares that "Magnus Dux" is co-linked with one monster, so he will return "Judgment Arrows" to his hand. The Link Spell Card transforms into an arrow of light and returns to Jin's hand, and Lightning declares that now that he has reclaimed "Judgment Arrows", a chain of destruction will start on Specter's field. He tells Specter to watch as he pulverizes the artistic field he created, clenching his fist.

"Dryanome" is incinerated, defeating Specter.
Specter is erased, his data absorbed by Lightning.

When "Judgment Arrows" leaves the field, all of the monsters it pointed to are destroyed. Both "Melias" and then "Daphne" explode into dust, and Specter screams "My field!" Then, since Specter's "Thrashers" aren't in zones that a "Sunavalon" points to, they're destroyed. Both "Thrashers" disintegrate, and Varis and Ai gasp that Specter's field was destroyed instantly. Lightning the activates the Link Spell Card, chanting "Appear! The three arrows that judge the world! Judgment Arrows!" He cruelly declares that he'll destroy "Dryanome" next, and declares his Battle Phase, ordering "Magnus Dux" to attack "Dryanome". "Magnus Dux" fires both of its mounted cannons, and Lightning adds that the effect of "Judgment Arrows" will double its ATk. "Magnus Dux" rises to 6000 ATK as the cannon-blasts twist towards "Dryanome" and Specter watches open-mouthed, Lightning impassive as the blasts tear into "Dryanome's" trunk and incinerate her as she screams, blasting the screaming Specter backwards, and he lands on his stomach as his LP falls to zero. Varis screams his name, and Specter looks up and apologizes to Varis as Lightning and Jin approach him. Lightning tells Specter to vanish, and Jin holds up his hand, glowing with light as Specter's Avatar fragments into yellow data and is absorbed into a ball of data in Jin's hand. Clarissa, Varis, Aso, Dr. Genome, Blue Maiden, Aqua, Playmaker, Ai, Soulburner and Kolter are all lost for words as Jin squeezes Specter's data, but Lightning tells him to wait, claiming that even the weak have their uses. Jin and Lightning vanish, and Frog and Pigeon dissolve as well as they yelp in shock. At Lightning's palace, Windy laughs and cheers that Lightning did it, praising him and wondering who their next victim is as he chuckles to himself.

Featured Duel: Specter vs. Lightning[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Specter has 3200 LP and controls "Sunavalon Dryas" (0/↓) in his right-hand Extra Monster Zone, "Sunavalon Daphne" (0/←→) in his middle most Main Monster Zone, and "Sunvine Thrasher" (800/↓) in the Main Monster Zone that the middle-right Link Arrow "Sunavalon Daphne" points to, as well as "Sunvine Shrine", "Judgment Arrows", "Sunvine Plunder", and "Sunvine Cross Breed" in his Spell & Trap Zones (from the middle-left zone to the right-most zone, respectively). Lightning has 4000 LP and controls "Armatos Legio Primi Ordines" (1800/↙↑) and "Armatos Legio Pilus Prior" (2000/↑↘) in his Main Monster Zones, as well as "Armatos Colosseum" in his Field Zone.

Turn 3: Lightning
During the Standby Phase, Lightning adds the cards banished by the effect of "Armatos Legio Pilus Prior". He adds "Armatos Legio Galea", "Armatos Lex", and "Armatos Legio Magica Alcum" to his hand. Lightning activates the Spell "Armatos Replacement", Tributing an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster, then targeting a different "Armatos Legio" Link Monster in his GY with an equal or lower Link Rating to Special Summon it. He Tributes the Link-2 "Pilus Prior" to target and Special Summon the Link-2 "Armatos Legio Centurion" (1700/←→). Lightning activates the effect of "Armatos Colosseum", sending a Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monster from his hand to the GY, then targeting an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster he controls to Special Summon as many "Armatos Legio" monsters as possible with different names from each other and the monster sent to the GY to activate this effect in Defense Position to his zones that Link Monster points to. He sends the Level 3 "Armatos Legio Galea" and targets "Centurion" to Special Summon "Armatos Legio Scutum" (0/1800) and "Armatos Legio Sica" (0/400) to the zones the middle-left and middle-right Link Arrows of "Centurion" points to respectively. Lightning sets "Sica" and the Link-2 "Armatos Legio Primi Ordines" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Armatos Legio Legatus Legionis" (2400/←↓→) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Centurion" points to. Lightning activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", targeting two Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monsters (one he controls and one in his GY) and sending that monster on the field to the GY, then Special Summoning that other monster from his GY. He targets the Level 3 "Scutum" and the Level 3 "Armatos Legio Galea", sending "Scutum" to Special Summon "Galea" (0/1000) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Legatus Legionis" points to.

Turn 4: Specter
Specter Normal Summons "Sunseed Twin" (0/800). As "Twin" was Normal Summoned while Specter controls a "Sunavalon" monster, he activates its effect, targeting a Plant Normal Monster in his GY and Special Summoning it. He targets and Special Summons "Sunseed Genius Loci" (0/600). Specter sets "Twin", "Sunvine Thrasher", and "Genius Loci" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Sunavalon Melias" (0/←↑→) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Sunavalon Dryas" points to. As "Melias" was Link Summoned, Specter activates its effect, targeting a Plant monster in his GY and Special Summoning it in Defense Position to his zone it points to. He targets and Special Summons "Genius Loci" (0/600) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Melias" points to. Specter sets "Genius Loci" and the Link-2 "Sunavalon Daphne" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon a second copy of "Melias" (0/←↑→) to the zone the top-left Link Arrow of "Judgment Arrows" points to. As "Melias" was Link Summoned, Specter activates its effect, targeting a Plant monster in his GY and Special Summoning it in Defense Position to his zone it points to. He targets and Special Summons "Genius Loci" (0/600) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of the second copy of "Melias" points to. Specter sets "Genius Loci" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon "Thrasher" (800/↓) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of the second copy of "Melias" points to. As "Thrasher" was Special Summoned, Specter activates its effect, targeting a "Sunavalon" Link Monster that points to it and increasing its ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating times 800. He targets the Link-3 "Melias" and increases the ATK of "Thrasher" by 2400 ("Thrasher": 800 → 3200 ATK). Lightning activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", targeting two Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monsters (one he controls and one in his GY) and sending that monster on the field to the GY, then Special Summoning that other monster from his GY. He targets the Level 3 "Galea" and the Level 3 "Scutum", sending "Galea" to Special Summon "Scutum" (0/1800) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of "Legatus Legionis" points to. During the turn "Galea" was sent from the field to the GY, its effect prevents Lightning from taking any battle damage from attacks involving his "Armatos Legio" Link Monsters that were linked to "Galea".

At the start of Specter's Battle Phase, he activates the effect of "Melias", targeting a "Sunvine" Link Monster it points to and during this Battle Phase, it can attack up to the number of "Sunavalon" Link Monsters he control. He targets "Thrasher" the middle-left Link Arrow of the first copy of "Melias" points to, and as he controls three "Sunavalon" Link Monsters ("Dryas" and two copies of "Melias"), "Thrasher" can attack up to three times. "Thrasher" attacks "Legatus Legionis". As Lightning's "Armatos Legio" monster was targeted for an attack, he activates the effect of "Centurion", negating that attack. The attack of "Thrasher" is negated. "Thrasher" attacks "Legatus Legionis". As a Link Monster "Judgment Arrows" points to is battling, its effect makes that monster's ATK become double its current ATK during damage calculation only ("Thrasher": 3200 → 6400 ATK). The first time an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster Lightning controls linked to "Scutum" would be destroyed by battle, its effect prevents it from being destroyed. The attack continues and "Legatus Legionis" is not destroyed, with the effect of "Galea" reducing the battle damage Lightning would take to 0. "Thrasher" attacks "Legatus Legionis". At the start of the Damage Step, as "Thrasher" is battling Lightning's monster, Specter activates its effect, if Lightning's monster is destroyed by this battle and sent to the GY, Specter Special Summons it to his zone his "Sunavalon" Link Monster points to. As a Link Monster "Judgment Arrows" points to is battling, its effect makes that monster's ATK become double its current ATK during damage calculation only ("Thrasher": 3200 → 6400 ATK). The attack continues and "Legatus Legionis" is destroyed, with the effect of "Galea" reducing the battle damage Lightning would take to 0, then Specter Special Summons "Legatus Legionis" (2400/←↓→) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of the second copy of "Melias" points to. "Legatus Legionis" attacks and destroys "Centurion" (Lightning: 4000 → 3300 LP). Specter activates the effect of "Sunvine Cross Breed", Tributing a Link Monster, then targeting a Plant monster in his GY to Special Summon it, but but its effects are negated. He Tributes "Thrasher", then targets and Special Summons "Daphne" (0/←→) to the zone the top-center Link Arrow of "Judgment Arrows" points to. Specter activates the effect of "Shrine", targeting a Level 4 or lower Plant Normal Monster in his GY to Special Summon it. He targets and Special Summons the Level 1 "Genius Loci" (0/600).

Specter sets "Genius Loci" in the Link Arrow to Link Summon "Thrasher" (800/↓) to the second Extra Monster Zone, creating an Extra Link. As "Thrasher" was Special Summoned, Specter activates its effect, targeting a "Sunavalon" Link Monster that points to it and increasing its ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating times 800. He targets the Link-3 "Melias" and increases the ATK of "Thrasher" by 2400 ("Thrasher": 800 → 3200 ATK). Specter activates the effect of "Sunseed Shadow" in his GY, banishing it, then targeting an Extra Linked Link-2 or lower Plant Link Monster to Special Summon a Link Monster from his Extra Deck with the same name to his field so it is co-linked. He targets the Link-2 "Daphne" and Special Summons "Daphne" (0/←→) to the zone the middle-right Link Arrow of the first copy of "Melias" points to, creating an Extra Link Full Mode. Specter sets "Dryas" and the Link-2 "Daphne" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Sunavalon Dryanome" (0/↙↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. As Specter has two or more Link Monsters in his GY with the same name, he activates the effect of "Twin" in his GY, banishing it and a Link Monster he controls, then targeting one of those Link Monsters in his GY with the same name to Special Summon it. He has two copies of "Thrasher" in his GY, so he banishes "Twin" and "Legatus Legionis" he controls to target and Special Summon "Thrasher" (800/↓) to the zone the middle-left Link Arrow of the second copy of "Melias" points to. As "Thrasher" was Special Summoned, Specter activates its effect, targeting a "Sunavalon" Link Monster that points to it and increasing its ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating times 800. He targets the Link-3 "Melias" and increases the ATK of "Thrasher" by 2400 ("Thrasher": 800 → 3200 ATK).

Turn 5: Lightning
As Lightning controls no monsters in the Extra Monster Zone, he activates the Spell "Judgment Sword", targeting a Link Monster Specter controls in the Extra Monster Zone and banishing it, then Special Summoning an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster from his Extra Deck with the same Link Rating as that monster, then Special Summoning the banished monster to Specter's Main Monster Zone. He targets and banishes the Link-3 "Dryanome", Special Summons the Link-3 "Armatos Legio Tribunus Militum" (2000/↙↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone, then Special Summons the banished "Dryanome" (0/↙↓↘) to Specter's field. Lightning activates the effect of "Colosseum", sending a Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monster from his hand to the GY, then targeting an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster he controls to Special Summon as many "Armatos Legio" monsters as possible with different names from each other and the monster sent to the GY to activate this effect in Defense Position to his zones that Link Monster points to. He sends the Level 4 "Armatos Legio Magica Alcum" and targets "Tribunus Militum" to Special Summon "Armatos Legio Speculata" (0/1800), "Armatos Legio Gladius" (0/800), and "Sica" (0/400) to the zones the bottom-left, bottom-center, and bottom-right Link Arrows of "Tribunus Militum" point to respectively. Lightning sets "Speculata", "Gladius", "Sica", and "Scutum" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Armatos Legio Magnus Dux" (3000/↑←↓→) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Tribunus Militum" points to. While Specter controls a "Sunavalon" monster, the effect of "Sunvine Plunder" prevents Lightning from targeting it or the targeted "Judgment Arrows" with card effects. Lightning activates the effect of "Tribunus Militum", negating the effects of cards on the field until the end of this turn, up to the Link Rating of a Link Monster it points to[Error 1]. It points to the Link-4 "Magnus Dux", so Lightning negates the effects of "Shrine", "Plunder", "Cross Breed", and "Dryanome". Lightning activates the effect of "Magnus Dux", targeting cards on the field and/or GY up to the number of monsters co-linked to it and returning them to the hand. "Magnus Dux" is co-linked to "Tribunus Militum", so he targets "Judgment Arrows" and returns it to his hand. As "Judgment Arrows" left the field while it points to monsters, its effect destroys all those monsters. "Daphne" and two copies of "Melias" are destroyed. As there are no "Sunavalon" monsters pointing to "Thrasher", both copies of them are destroyed by their own effects. Lightning activates the Link Spell "Judgment Arrows" (↖↑↗) at the Spell & Trap Zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Magnus Dux" points to. "Magnus Dux" attacks "Dryanome". As a Link Monster "Judgment Arrows" points to is battling, its effect makes that monster's ATK become double its current ATK during damage calculation only ("Magnus Dux": 3000 → 6000 ATK). The attack continues and "Dryanome is destroyed (Specter: 3200 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Lightning
Specter

Errors[edit]

  1. The card text of "Tribunus Militum" states it has to target cards on the field to negate, however it was not possible to have targeted "Sunvine Plunder" in this case by the effect of "Plunder" preventing it from being targeted by Lightning's card effects. Instead, the cards on the field were able to be negated without being targeted.