Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 094
|Japanese OP||"go forward"|
|Animation director||Gill Bo No|
|Japanese||March 20, 2019|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episodes (season 2)|
|Previous||"Promise With Each Other"|
|Next||"Radiance of the Phoenix"|
"Raging Soul" is the ninety-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on March 20, 2019.
In order to protect Playmaker, who has fell unconscious due to his battle with Kolter, Soulburner begins a Duel against Bohman. Against Soulburner, who's enraged by Lightning's underhanded tactics, Bohman sports a sinister smile on his face...!?
Ai desperately asks Playmaker what's wrong as Jin approaches Playmaker's senseless body and he begs him to wake up. Frog asks what's going on; Playmaker but it's like he lost. Pigeon cries that it's over for them, and Frog tells him to stop whining, before telling Playmaker that he's the hope for humanity and urging him to stand up. Lightning agrees, telling Playmaker to stand up as humanity's last hope can't be this pathetic, stand up and fight him. Ai snaps that Lightning is saying that knowing Playmaker can't do so, but Lightning claims that there's no fair or foul in Dueling; one must defeat those who can't be defeated by any means, it's only logical. Jin kneels down and grabs Playmaker by the scruff of his neck, and Lightning tells Playmaker to get up. At the airport, Soulburner yells at Lightning to stop and keep his hands off Playmaker, Soulburner will take him on. Varis furiously snarls that the Ignis shouldn't be so arrogant. On Ryoken's speedboat, Clarissa hits a key and tells Aso and Dr. Genome that they've hacked into Mirror LINK VRAINS, and Genome smiles in satisfaction while Aso orders them to remove the barrier and contact Varis. Back in Mirror LINK VRAINS, Jin violently throws Playmaker to the ground, and Lightning orders Playmaker to wake up and Duel him. Ai, in his eye form, snarls that Lightning must be kidding, before emerging from the Duel disk and snapping that Lightning can see that Playmaker is in no condition to Duel. Bohman tells Lightning that's enough, and Lightning turns to his creation with a frown. Bohman declares that they shall soon supplant humans, and by defeating Playmaker fairly it will prove that they should rule over humans; if you defeat a wounded lion by cheering all you're doing is giving them an excuse, so they can't win by any means. Lightning replies that he understands.
The aurora above them suddenly vanishes, and Clarissa celebrates their success. Aso asks if Varis is all right, and Varis replies that he is and congratulates them on their work. He taps a command into his Duel Disk, and he tells them to transmit this message to the Light Ignis immediately as a sphere of blue data emerges from the screen. Aso complies, and Varis adds that he has one more request. Lightning gasps that the Data Storm has started blowing, and Bohman notes that someone destroyed the barrier from the outside. Ai asks who did it, as Kolter is gone. Bohman immediately summons his Duel Board and leaps onto it, urging Lightning that they have to hurry to prevent Varis and Soulburner from making their move. Lightning agrees and Bohman flies away, but before Lightning can leave Varis's data swarms around him and Jin. He realizes that it is a message from Varis and he frowns, then he and Jin vanish in a flash of light. Pigeon cries that they left, but Frog doesn't want to abandon Playmaker. Pigeon agrees that they can't leave him, but Frog notes that Bohman is a problem too. Before they can make a decision, they are transported away.
At the airport Flame realizes that the barrier is down, and Soulburner snarls that he'll defeat those punks. He sprints down the runway, vowing that he won't let them go unpunished, and accelerates, running at super speed with a trail of flames, leaping off the edge of the runway and the island entirely. He remembers meeting Yusaku, and fighting alongside Playmaker. His scarf appears from a trail of flames, as does his Duel Board. He screams at Lightning and Bohman to face him, and yells that he doesn't care which, ordering them to show themselves. Bohman flies alongside Soulburner, telling him that he'll be his opponent. Soulburner whispers his name and agrees, vowing to defeat him as Flame emerges from his Duel Disk. Bohman replies that he's looking forward to it, and he tells Soulburner to follow him, flying away into the skies of Mirror LINK VRAINS. They arrive at an island covered in two large lakes separated by a dam, circling one another across the surface of the dammed lake and stopping opposite one another, then a circular section of the lake's surface begins to sink into the lake. Soulburner gasps "What?!" as his Duel Board is caught in the surrounding water and he and Bohman slide down the edge of the space and land on the lakebed. As the water slides form their bodies, Soulburner looks around the lakebed and sees a plesiosaur swimming through above him, and he asks if this is the battlefield. Bohman explains that now that he has the power of water, he's readied a suitable field. Soulburner scowls and he snarls that everything Bohman does is cruel, and Flame tells him to calm down. Frog and Pigeon then materialize in the sky above the lake and Frog quickly recognizes Bohman and Soulburner. Pigeon gasps that there's so much tension, and Frog orders him to film the Duelists, as this will be an unbelievable Duel.
Soulburner vows that he will never forgive Bohman as flames dance in his eyes and then erupt around his body. Playmaker was his hero, and after the Lost Incident his grandparents took him in, and he didn't care if he lived or not. Theodore was a thug who didn't go to school and just lived in the moment with no hope for the future. Then one day he learned about Playmaker, and he changed that day; he is who he is because of Playmaker, and Soulburner and Bohman are completely different, remembering finding out about Playmaker and talking with Kiku. Bohman gets rid of people whose ideas differ from his, and does so logically. Bohman notes that Soulburner and Flame work together as friends, yet he disapproves of A.I.? Soulburner screams that he didn't say that; this isn't about humans or A.I., but that Bohman did something he shouldn't have, something that can't be forgiven no matter who did it. Bohman smiles and he claims that he is emotionally touched, much to Soulburner's shock. Bohman explains that he's touched that Soulburner is angry at him, because that acknowledges the existence of Bohman's own personality. Soulburner and Playmaker are the only two people to have treated him this way. Soulburner yells at Bohman to stop messing around, and Bohman respectfully challenges Soulburner to a Duel to settle things; he will use this Duel as his final test to prepare for his fight against Playmaker. Soulburner grins and he agrees, he'll make this Duel Bohman's final one just as he wishes by defeating him. Bohman smiles in satisfaction, and both he and Soulburner yell "Duel!"
Frog declares that the Duel has started, and Pigeon cries that he'll broadcast it. Ai sees the broadcast start and he observes that it's Soulburner vs. Bohman. Varis looks up in shock to see the broadcast. Flame notes that Bohman's "Hydradrive" Deck counters various Attributes and defeated Blue Maiden and Aqua, so Soulburner needs to stay focused. Soulburner admits that he knows the matchup isn't in his favor, but states that he must defeat Bohman. Bohman states that he'll go first, and he Special Summons "Hydradrive Booster" from his hand, then chants "Appear! The circuit that determines the truth!" He explains that the Summoning condition is one "Hydradrive" monster, setting "Hydradrive Booster" to Link Summon the Link-1 "Burn Hydradrive". He explains that "Burn Hydradrive" can attack Soulburner directly if he controls a FIRE monster, and Soulburner laughs and comments that Bohman already knows his Attribute. Bohman then Summons "Hydradrive Bringer" and activates its effect, adding a "Hydradrive" monster from his Graveyard to his hand, returning "Hydradrive Booster" to his hand. He chants "Appear! The circuit that determines the truth!" and states that the Summoning condition is one "Hydradrive" monster, setting "Hydradrive Bringer" to Link Summon the Link-1 "Coolant Hydradrive". Then since a Link Arrow is pointing to his Spell & Trap Zone, Bohman activates a Link Spell Card, chanting "The three arrows that judge the world! The Link Spell, Judgment Arrows!" As "Judgment Arrows" materializes, Soulburner repeats its name and Flame muses that Bohman already activated it. Once again Bohman chants "Appear! The circuit that determines the truth!" and declares that the Summoning conditions are two "Hydradrive" Link Monsters, setting "Burn" and "Coolant" in the Link Arrows to Link Summon the Link-2 "Twin Hydradrive Knight". As "Twin Hydradrive Knight" was Link Summoned, its effect activates and its Attribute becomes those of the Link Monsters used to Link Summon it, so it becomes both FIRE and WATER. Then Bohman activates a Continuous Spell Card, "Hydradrive Protection", which targets a "Hydradrive" Link Monster he controls and a card in his Spell & Trap Zone, preventing Soulburner's card effects from affecting either card. Soulburner muses that Bohman's "Hydradrive" Deck deals with Attributes, but it's a problematic strategy even though he knows how it works. Bohman ends his turn, and Flame warns Soulburner not to go all out or he'll trip up.
Soulburner replies that he knows, and he declares his turn and draws and activates the Field Spell Card "Salamangreat Shrine", allowing him to use a "Salamangreat" Link Monster he control to Link Summon another copy. Bohman muses that it's a new Field Spell to help Soulburner Reincarnation Link Summon, and Soulburner then Summons "Salamangreat Jack Jaguar", then chants "Appear! The circuit that changes the future!" He explains that the Summoning condition is one Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster, Link Summoning the Link-1 "Salamangreat Balelynx". As "Balelynx" was Link Summoned, Soulburner activates its effect, adding "Salamangreat Sanctuary" from his Deck to his hand. But Bohman tells him that he won't; his monsters that share an Attribute with "Twin Hydradrive Knight" have their effects negated. "Twin Hydradrive Knight" raises its flaming sword and Bohman declares "Property Zero", releasing the red energy serpent, but Soulburner declares the effect of "Salamangreat Shrine", and Flame declares that it will prevent their "Salamangreat" monsters from being affected by the effects of Bohman's FIRE monsters. A blue energy shield surrounds "Balelynx" and deflects the energy snake, and Soulburner withdraws "Salamangreat Sanctuary" from his Deck. Bohman muses that he sees; they've prepared countermeasures against him. Soulburner notes that Bohman's still acting pretty confident and he Special Summons "Salamangreat Mole" from his hand since he Link Summoned this turn. He chants "Appear! The circuit that changes the future!" and sets "Balelynx" and "Mole" to Link Summon the Link-2 "Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf". Then Soulburner activates the effect of "Salamangreat Jack Jaguar" from his Graveyard, returning a "Salamangreat" other than "Jack Jaguar" from his Graveyard to his Deck, then Special Summoning "Jack Jaguar" to a zone a "Salamangreat" Link Monster points to. He returns "Balelynx", Special Summoning "Jaguar" to the zone "Sunlight Wolf" points to. Once again, Soulburner chants "Appear! The circuit that changes the future!" and he declares that the Summoning condition is one Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster, Link Summoning the Link-1 "Salamangreat Balelynx". Special Summoning a monster to a zone that "Sunlight Wolf" points to activates its effect, allowing Soulburner to return a "Salamangreat" monster from his Graveyard to his hand. Returning "Jack Jaguar", Soulburner chants "Appear! The circuit that changes the future!" and declares that the Summoning conditions are at least two FIRE Effect Monsters, setting "Sunlight Wolf" and "Balelynx" to Link Summon the Link-3 "Salamangreat Heatleo". Flame notes that Bohman has "Judgment Arrows" and they'll have to do something about that. Soulburner admits that he wants to use the effect of "Heatleo" to return "Judgment Arrows" to Bohman's Deck, but he can't due to the effect of "Hydradrive Protection", so first he uses the "Resounding Roar" effect of "Heatleo" to return "Hydradrive Protection" to Bohman's Deck. Bohman smiles as the card disintegrates and enters his Duel Disk, while Flame notes that now he sees what Soulburner was aiming for and he congratulates him. Soulburner then uses the effect of "Salamangreat Shrine" to Reincarnation Link Summon "Heatleo", chanting "Surging flame, awaken Heatleo's true strength with the power of purification! Reincarnation Link Summon! Salamangreat Heatleo!" Once again, Soulburner activates its effect, returning a card in Bohman's Spell & Trap Zone to his Deck. Flame declares in satisfaction that it will work this time, and Soulburner returns "Judgment Arrows" to Bohman's Deck. He grins that the effect of "Judgment Arrows" will destroy all the monsters it pointed to since it left the field, and "Twin Hydradrive Knight" erupts in light.
Soulburner celebrates, but Bohman warns him not to get impatient, as the effect of "Hydradrive Protection" still works. The light begins to fade, revealing that "Twin Hydradrive Knight" has survived, and as Soulburner gasps in shock, Bohman explains that on the turn "Hydradrive Protection" leaves the effect, card effects cannot destroy "Twin Hydradrive Knight". Soulburner yells that he still has other moves, and he activates the effect of the Reincarnation Link Summoned "Heatleo", making the ATK of a monster on the field equal to that of a monster in the Graveyard. "Heatleo" glows red, and the ATK of "Twin Hydradrive Knight" becomes the same as the ATK of the "Salamangreat Mole" in Soulburner's Graveyard, falling from 1800 to zero. Bohman repeats the ATK value in confusion, and Ai cheers that Soulburner is Dueling strongly, but when he turns and tells Playmaker to look, he sees that he is still unconscious and looks at his partner sadly. Soulburner warns Bohman that he's coming and he declares his Battle Phase, attacking "Twin Hydradrive Knight" with "Salamangreat Heatleo", who breathes a stream of concentrated fire at "Twin Hydradrive Knight". Engulfed in flames himself, Soulburner screams that this is for Kolter and Playmaker and he tells Bohman to take this; "Twin Hydradrive Knight" is burnt to cinders and Bohman is flung backwards with a groan, managing to keep his footing but slumping as his LP falls to 1700. Soulburner ends his turn, and Pigeon cries that it worked. Frog declares that this fight is too hot, and Pigeon agrees as fire fills his eyes; "Heatleo" is on fire, though Frog snaps that's not what he meant. Bohman straightens up and he admits that Soulburner is impressive; his Dueling shines and he should be proud that he is worthy of praise. Soulburner isn't happy that Bohman is acting confident, and Flame urges Soulburner not to allow Bohman to provoke him. Soulburner yells that his anger hasn't subsided yet, and Bohman smiles as Soulburner vows that he'll burn Bohman to a crisp with the fire of anger.
Bohman vows that in turn he shall use all of his power to respond to Soulburner's shine, and he declares his turn and draws, then since neither of them control a monster in the Main Monster Zones, he Special Summons "Hydradrive Booster" from his hand. Then he Tributes "Hydradrive Booster" to Tribute Summon "Hydradrive Agent". As it was Tribute Summoned, the effect of "Hydradrive Agent" allows Bohman to Special Summon a "Hydradrive" monster from his Graveyard, and he revives "Twin Hydradrive Knight", then draws a card since he Special Summoned a Link Monster with the effect of "Agent". He chants "Appear! The circuit that determines the truth!" and explains that the Summoning conditions are at least two "Hydradrive" monsters, including a Level 5 or higher Effect Monster as he sets "Hydradrive Agent" and "Twin Hydradrive Knight", Link Summoning the Link-3 "Paradox Hydradrive Atlas". "Atlas", a gargantuan cyclopean behemoth, rises out of the ground behind the waterfall and pushes its head through the falls, standing with 0 ATK. Soulburner grits his teeth, and Flame gasps that it's the monster from before; glitching as he remembers "Atlas" destroying the Cyberse. Soulburner asks Flame what's wrong, but Flame claims that he's fine, noting that Bohman is the one who destroyed the Cyberse. Flame still feels anger and sadness from the event, and he furiously declares that this Duel is a fight to mourn the loss of his homeworld; this is Flame's will. Bohman comments that will is a very troublesome thing; were there no will, A.I. like them would not have evolved, but if it's too strong and magnifies, then A.I. will walk the same foolish path as humans. But Bohman can maintain that balance. He tells Flame not to fear defeat, nor be ashamed; Bohman accepts him. Flame replies that this is the perfect time to tell Bohman this; he has no intention of co-existing with him, and Soulburner agrees; they'll defeat Bohman. Bohman states that he sees, musing that they'll just have to settle things, and Soulburner agrees.
As "Paradox Hydradrive Atlas" was Special Summoned, Bohman rolls a die. Soulburner and Flame are shocked by the move, and Bohman explains that the result will determine the Attribute of "Atlas". Soulburner asks if Bohman is leaving the Duel to luck, but Bohman grins and he declares that he's LINK VRAINS itself and luck is also part of him, unleashing a shockwave that buffets Soulburner and Flame, while causing Mirror LINK VRAINS to glitch around Playmaker, Ai and Varis. LINK VRAINS itself begins to shake and glitch as it flashes with the colors of Mirror LINK VRAINS, and in LINK VRAINS Avatars begin glitching one by one. Soulburner grits his teeth as Bohman declares that he will become a god, he'll guide everyone to the light, and he generates a dice in between his hands as he declares that God is rolling the dice, yelling "Judgment Dice!"
Featured Duel: Soulburner vs. Bohman
This Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.
Turn 1: Bohman
As there are no monsters in the Main Monster Zones, Bohman activates the effect of the "Hydradrive Booster" in his hand, Special Summoning it in Attack Position (0/0). Bohman sets his "Hydradrive Booster" (a "Hydradrive" monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Burn Hydradrive" (1000/↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. He then Normal Summons "Hydradrive Bringer" and activates its effect: when it is Normal Summoned, Bohman can target 1 "Hydradrive" in his GY and add it to his hand. He adds "Hydradrive Booster". Bohman sets his "Hydradrive Bringer" (a "Hydradrive" monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Coolant Hydradrive" (1000/↓) to the Main Monster Zone "Burn Hydradrive" points to. As a Link Monster is pointing to a Spell & Trap Zone, Bohman activates "Judgment Arrows" in that zone. He then sets "Burn Hydradrive" and "Coolant Hydradrive" (2 "Hydradrive" Link Monsters) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Twin Hydradrive Knight" (1800/←→) to the zone a Link Arrow of "Judgment Arrows" points to. As "Twin Hydradrive Knight" was Link Summoned, Bohman activates its effect to change its Attribute to that of the original Attributes of the Link Monsters used for its Link Summon, in this case both FIRE and WATER. Bohman then activates the Continuous Spell "Hydradrive Protection", targeting 1 "Hydradrive" Link Monster he controls and 1 face-up Spell/Trap in his Spell & Trap Zone ("Twin Hydradrive Knight" and "Judgment Arrows", respectively). While "Hydradrive Protection" is face-up in Bohman's Spell & Trap Zone, his opponent cannot target the cards targeted by "Hydradrive Protection" with card effects.
Turn 2: Soulburner
Soulburner draws the Field Spell "Salamangreat Shrine" and subsequently activates it. Soulburner Normal Summons "Salamangreat Jack Jaguar" (1800/1200). He then sets "Jack Jaguar" (a Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Salamangreat Balelynx" (500/↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Balelynx" was Link Summoned, Soulburner activates its effect to add "Salamangreat Sanctuary" from his Deck to his hand. Monsters that Bohman's opponent controls with the same Attribute as "Twin Hydradrive Knight" have their effects negated, however Soulburner's "Salamangreat Shrine" makes all "Salamangreat" monsters he controls unaffected by his opponent's FIRE Monster's effects. Since he Link Summoned this turn, Soulburner activates the effect of "Salamangreat Mole" in his hand, Special Summoning it to his zone that a Link Monster points to. He Special Summons it (0/0) to the zone the bottom-center Link Arrow of "Balelynx" points to. Soulburner sets "Balelynx" and "Mole" (2 FIRE Effect Monsters) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf" (1800/↑↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. Soulburner activates the effect of "Jack Jaguar" in his GY: since he controls a "Salamangreat" Link Monster and "Jack Jaguar" is in his GY, he can target 1 "Salamangreat" monster in his GY, except "Jack Jaguar", and shuffle it into his Deck, and if he does, he Special Summons "Jack Jaguar" to his zone a "Salamangreat" Link Monster he controls points to. He returns "Balelynx" to his Extra Deck and Special Summons "Jack Jaguar" to his zone that the Bottom Link Arrow of his "Sunlight Wolf" points to in Attack Position. Soulburner sets "Jack Jaguar" (a Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Balelynx" to the zone the Bottom Link Arrow of "Sunlight Wolf" points to. Since a monster(s) was Normal or Special Summon to a zone "Sunlight Wolf" points to, Soulburner activates it effect to add 1 FIRE monster from his GY to his hand, but for the rest of this turn, he cannot Normal Summon/Set or Special Summon monsters with the added monster's name. Soulburner adds "Jack Jaguar". Soulburner sets "Balelynx" and the Link-2 "Sunlight Wolf" (2 or more FIRE Effect Monsters) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Salamangreat Heatleo" (2300/↙↑↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. Since "Heatleo" was Link Summoned, Soulburner activates it effect, targeting a Spell/Trap that his opponent controls and shuffle it into the Deck. He targets and shuffles "Protection" into Bohman's Deck. When Soulburner Link Summons a "Salamangreat" Link Monster, the effect of "Shrine" allows him to use a "Salamangreat" Link Monster he controls with the same name as the entire Link Material instead. Soulburner sets "Heatleo" in the Link Arrows to Reincarnation Link Summon another "Heatleo". Since "Heatleo" was Link summoned, Soulburner activates its effect, shuffling "Judgment Arrows" into Bohman's Deck. Since it left the field while it pointed to a monster(s), the effect of "Judgment Arrows" activates, destroying all of those monsters, however since "Hydradrive Protection" left the field, the cards targeted by its effect cannot be destroyed by card effects this turn. Since it was Reincarnation Link Summoned, Soulburner activates the effect of "Heatleo", targeting a face-up monster on the field and a monster in his GY, and change the ATK of the first target to that of the second target. He targets "Twin Hydradrive Knight" on the field and "Mole" in his GY ("Twin Hydradrive Knight": 1800→0 ATK).
"Heatleo" attacks and destroys "Twin Hydradrive Knight" (Bohman: 4000→1700 LP).
Turn 3: Bohman
As there are no monsters in the Main Monster Zones, Bohman activates the effect of the "Hydradrive Booster" in his hand, Special Summoning it. Bohman tributes "Booster" to Tribute Summon "Hydradrive Agent" (0/???). As it was Tribute Summoned, Bohman activates the effect of "Agent", targeting a "Hydradrive" monster in his GY and Special Summoning it. He Special Summons "Twin Hydradrive Knight". Since the monster that was Special Summoned by the effect of "Agent" was a Link Monster, Bohman draws a card. Bohman sets "Agent" and the Link-2 "Twin Hydradrive Knight" (2 or more "Hydradrive" monsters) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Paradox Hydradrive Atlas" (0/↑←↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. Since it was Special Summoned, Bohman activates the effect of "Paradox Hydradrive Atlas", rolling a six-sided die and changing its Attribute to the one that corresponds with the die roll (● 1: EARTH ● 2: WATER ● 3: FIRE ● 4: WIND ● 5: LIGHT ● 6: DARK).
Duel continues in the next episode.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.