Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 098

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 098
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 098



Issen wo Koeta Ēai

Japanese translation

The AI Crosses the Line

Episode number


Japanese air date

April 17, 2019

Japanese opening

go forward

Japanese ending

Are you ready?


Shin Yoshida


Kimiharu Muto


Masahiro Takada

Animation director

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 2)
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"The AI Crosses the Line" is the ninety-eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on April 17, 2019.

Lightning uses Jin as a hostage to rattle Varis. However, Bohman, who is very disappointed in Lightning's actions, decides to step in. Now that his stratagem has failed, Lightning reveals a shocking truth about Dr. Kiyoshi Kogami to Varis, who's covered in wounds... Their fierce Duel finally reaches its conclusion!!

Featured Duel: Varis vs. Lightning[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode

Turn 4: Varis
As Lightning is holding Jin hostage, Varis chooses not to continue attacking. Varis sets a card. During the End Phase, since it was Special Summoned, the "Estrangement Dragon" that Lightning controls is sent to the GY due to its own effect.

Before Lightning begins his turn, Bohman absorbs the data of Jin and Spectre from Lightning into himself, releasing Lightning's hostage.

Turn 5: Lightning
Lightning Normal Summons "Armatos Legio Sica" (0/400). Lightning sets "Sica" (a Level 4 or lower "Armatos Legio" monster) in the Link Arrows to Link Summon "Armatos Legio Decurion" (1000/↓). Lightning activates "Armatos Fulgur", tributing 1 "Armatos Legio" Link Monster he controls to Special Summon 1 Link Monster from his Extra Deck with the same Link Rating but a different name, however while it is on the field, he cannot Link Summon. Lightning tributes his Link-1 "Decurion" to Special Summon the Link-1 "Armatos Legio Eques Flamma" (800/←). Lightning activates the effect of the Link Spell "Armatos Legio Plumbum Trident": as it is in his Spell & Trap Zone by its own effect, he can return 1 Link Monster from his GY to his Extra Deck, and then Special Summon 1 "Armatos Legio" Link Monster from his GY to a Main Monster Zone "Plumbum Trident" points to. Lightning returns "Decurion" from his GY to his Extra Deck and Special Summons "Armatos Legio Magnus Dux" (3000/↑←↓→) from his GY to the Main Monster Zone the Top-Right Link Arrow of "Plumbum Trident" and the Top-Center Link Arrow of "Judgment Arrows" point to.

"Magnus Dux" attacks "Borreload eXcharge Dragon". Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Dragon", targeting 1 other face-up monster on the field and reduce its ATK/DEF by 500, with Lightning being unable to activate cards or effects in response to the effect's activation. He target "Magnus Dux" ("Magnus Dux": 3000 → 2500 ATK). Varis activates his Continuous Trap "Borrel Ring", tributing a "Borrel" Link Monster he controls and placing counters on itself equal to the tributed monster's Link Rating. Varis Tributes the Link-4 "Borreload Dragon" ("Borrel Ring": 0 → 4 counters). Varis activates the effect of "Borrel Ring": once per attack, when a monster he controls is targeted for an attack, he can remove 1 of these counters from "Borrel Ring" to prevent the monster he controls from being destroyed by that battle, and the opponent's attacking monster loses 100 ATK for each of these counters on "Borrel Ring" until the End Phase ("Borrel Ring": 4 → 3 counters) ("Magnus Dux": 2500 → 2200 ATK). Lightning activates the effect of "Judgement Arrows": As a Link Monster it points to is battling, Lightning activates the effect of "Judgement Arrows", doubling the current ATK of that monster during damage calculation only ("Magnus Dux": 2200 → 4400 ATK). "Magnus Dux" attacks "Borreload eXcharge Dragon", which isn't destroyed due to the effect of "Borrel Ring" (Varis: 2000 → 600 LP).

Turn 6: Varis
Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Xcharge Dragon", detaching 1 Overlay Unit from it ("Borreload eXcharge Dragon: 1 → 0 ORU) to target 1 face-up monster on the field and reduce its ATK/DEF by 600, then he can Special Summon 1 "Borrel" monster from his GY, but for the rest of the turn, Varis cannot Special Summon monsters nor attack directly. He targets "Magnus Dux" on the field ("Magnus Dux": 2500 → 1900 ATK) and Special Summons "Borreload Dragon" (3000 ATK/←↙↘→) from his GY to his field. Varis activates the effect of "Borreload Dragon", targeting "Magnus Dux" and reducing its ATK/DEF by 500, with Lightning being unable to activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation ("Magnus Dux": 1900 → 1400 ATK). "Borreload eXcharge Dragon" attacks "Magnus Dux". Lightning activates the effect of "Magnus Dux", allowing him to target a number of cards on the field and/or in the GYs, up to the number of monsters it is co-linked with, and return them to the hand. Lightning targets "Armatos Gloria". Since it is targeted by a card or effect, the effect of "Armatos Gloria" activates, destroying all monsters Lightning controls. Since it was destroyed on the field while it was co-linked, Lightning activates the effect of "Eques Flamma", inflicting damage to both players equal to the original ATK of the Link Monster it was co-linked to (the 3000 ATK of "Magnus Dux"). However, before the Duel is over, Lightning converts the remainder of Jin's consciousness data in himself into additional LP (Varis: 600 → 0 LP), (Lightning: 1500 → 1 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Varis (Ryoken Kogami)