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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Episode 64 – The Final Lap

June 26, 2009
Okay, guys! Like we rehearsed it after the first Godzilla attack!

"Okay, guys! Like we rehearsed it after the first Godzilla attack!"

Yep. The last Season 2 episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. This marks the conclusion of the Dark Signer Revival arc. This episode contains Yusei’s last trick to save humanity from Pudding King, the NEW owners of the Dragon Head and Tail birthmarks, the fate of the Dark Signers who have lost and the future of Daedalus Bridge.

Last time, Crow got eliminated from the race, Jack overcomes his loneliness through bonds and Goodwin summons his strongest card, Earthbound Immortal – Wirqocha Rasca.

Key Card of the Week: Savior Star Dragon!

Key Card of the Week: Savior Star Dragon!

Duel status from last time:
- Crow: LP 1, SPC: N/A (eliminated)
- Jack: LP 2500, SPC: 8
- Yusei: LP 4000, SPC: 9
- Goodwin: LP 7900, SPC: 5

As the Pudding King makes his way towards the Divine Ritual area, its winged followers cause havoc in the air. The ladies, who sat this duel out because we wouldn’t want to see kids or women getting severely beaten and/or wounded after falling off their motorcycles, provide help by eliminating these spawns from hell using their Signer Dragon cards.

Goodwin's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 10, Jack - 9, Goodwin - 6)
- After Goodwin draws, Jack activates a Continuous Trap, Demon's Chain. This card negates the effect of Sun Dragon Inti and prevents it from being Tributed nor attacking.
- He uses Earthbound Immortal - Wiraqocha Rasca's effect instead, turning Jack's LP down to 1 like Crow.
- When his LP is below 1000, Demon's Chain gets destroyed.
- Sets 1 card.

For some reason, as Jack’s LP goes down to 1, he gets a nice Hyper Beam from Mutant Muk Overload Thing with Wings. It causes his D-Wheel to malfunction and then he bounces off his D-Wheel. However, unlike during the first time he got thrown off during his battle with Yusei in the Fortune Cup, he doesn’t get wounded. I guess he got used to it. As Jack falls to the ground, he entrusts Yusei his final face down card.

Noooo~ Jakku~

Noooo~ Jakku~

Yusei's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 11, Goodwin - 7)
- Activates Junk Archer's effect that removes a monster from the game until the End Phase of the turn.
- Goodwin responds with a Counter Trap, Temple of Vai Mehse to negate Junk Archer's effect and destroy it.
- Summons Shield Warrior in Defense Position.
- Sets 1 card face down.

Goodwin laughs at Yusei’s “bonds” as it only gave him a crappy Defense Position monster. He tells Yusei that he will let him have a taste of the same fate as Crow and Jack, through Wiraqocha Rasca’s effect!

Goodwin's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 12, Goodwin - 8)
- Skips his Battle Phase and brings Yusei's LP down to 1 through Earthbound Immortal - Wiraqocha Rasca's effect.
- Yusei loses 3 Speed Counters in the process (LP: 1, SPC: 9)

Now this is where it gets weird… Crow’s LP dropped to 1 and he fell… Jack’s LP dropped to 1 and he got a Hyper Beam… now Yusei’s LP is at 1 but nothing happened and he continued dueling. Heck, he wasn’t even barely scratched.

Yusei's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 10, Goodwin - 9)
- Activates Speed Spell - Angel Baton at the cost of 2 Speed Counters (SPC: 8). He draws 2 cards and discards 1. He drew Sonic Chick and Debris Dragon. He chooses to discard Sonic Chick.
- He then summons the Tuner monster Debris Dragon. Through its effect, he is allowed to Special Summon a monster from his Graveyard that has 500 or less ATK. He chooses Sonic Chick.
- He begins tuning LV 4 Debris Dragon with LV 3 Shield Warrior and LV 1 Sonic Chick in order to Synchro Summon his ace, Stardust Dragon!
- He uses Crow's Continuous Trap card, Blackwing - Anchor. Stardust Dragon gains Blackwing - Armor Master's attack until the End Phase of the turn by sending it to the Graveyard. Stardust Dragon now has 5000 ATK.
- Attacks Sun Dragon Inti using Stardust Dragon, Goodwin loses 2000 LP and 2 Speed Counters. (LP: 5900, SPC: 7)
- Goodwin activates Sun Dragon Inti's effect of destroying a monster that destroys it in battle but Yusei's Stardust Dragon's effect negates it by sending itself to the Graveyard.
- As Sun Dragon Inti is destroyed, Moonlight Dragon Quilla is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, but Yusei then uses Jack's Continuous Trap, High Ruler's Conquest. This card, by sending itself to the Graveyard, can negate the summon a card. Moonlight Dragon Quilla's summoning is negated.
- During the End Phase, Stardust Dragon returns to the field.

Yusei tells Goodwin about the bonds of his friends. Even though they could not fight any longer, they have given him the strength to overcome the cycle of the two dragons. Both Crow and Jack had contributed to this act. Goodwin tells him that he has long since abandoned all bonds that tied him with people but Yusei reminds him of his legendary act in building the Daedalus Bridge and his older brother, Rudger. The arm connected to him right now is none other than Rudger’s. He cannot say that he is no longer linked to any bond.

Niisan... where did you come from?!

"Niisan... where did you come from?!"

Goodwin then directs Yusei to reality: Yusei only has 1 LP left, like Crow and Jack, and the King of the Underworld is almost there.

Goodwin's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 11, Goodwin - 8)
- Uses Earthbound Immortal - Wiraqocha Rasca to directly attack Yusei.
- Yusei activates his Trap Card, Forceful Stop. He sends it to the Graveyard in order to end the Battle Phase.
- Goodwin activates one of his face downs, the Trap Card called Meteor Prominence. He discards 2 cards in order to deal 2000 LP damage to Yusei.
- Yusei chains with another trap, Joint Future. With this card, he can negate a Spell or Trap card if he discards 1 card.
- Goodwin informs Yusei that Meteor Prominence goes to the Graveyard, and once it is there, he can add that card to his hand instead of drawing on his next Draw Phase.
- Yusei then tells Goodwin about Joint Future's second effect: It shuffles the negated card bacl to the Deck instead of being sent to the Graveyard.

As Goodwin ends his turn, Yusei tells him that he is not trying to become God, he just wants to surpass fate alongside his brother, Rudger. His words go through Goodwin this time and Goodwin sees Rudger beside him. Rudger shakes his head and he disappears. Suddenly, the top card of Yusei’s deck glows, like with the Savior Dragon sequence. At the same time, the full Dragon birthmark on Goodwin’s chest disappears and the Dragon birthmarks were redistributed!

In a sudden turn of events, as Jack, Ruka and Aki retrieve their birthmarks, Yusei’s Dragon Tail birthmark disappears and becomes the Dragon Head! The Dragon Tail birthmark then goes to… CROW!

Yusei now with the Dragon Head birthmark.

Yusei now with the Dragon Head birthmark.

Is your passport to become a full-time main character.

Is your passport to become a full-time main character.

Once again, after redistribution, all the birthmarks go back to Yusei. Goodwin becomes shocked that the Crimson Dragon did not choose him. Yusei’s final turn comes up!

Yusei with all the birthmarks for the second time.

Yusei with all the birthmarks for the second time.

Yusei's turn: (SPC: Yusei - 12, Goodwin - 9)
- Special Summons Stardust Xiaolong, the card he presumably discarded for Joint Future, because Stardust Dragon is on the field.
- Next, he summons the Tuner monster, Savior Dragon.
- He tunes LV 1 Savior Dragon with LV 1 Stardust Xiaolong and LV 8 Stardust Dragon in order to Synchro Summon the Key Card of the Week, Savior Star Dragon.

Spe--err, Savior Dragon!

Spe--Savior Dragon!

The Key Card of the Week making its appearance.

The Key Card of the Week making its appearance.

Ushio alerts them that Pudding King has arrived and the ground group scram before they get squashed.

More running~

More running~

Back to Yusei's turn:
- Negates Earthbound Immortal - Wiraqocha Rasca's effect through Savior Star Dragon's effect.
- Activates a trap: Synchro Baton. This card gives a Synchro Monster on his field 600 ATK for every Synchro Monster in their Graveyard. They have Stardust Dragon, Red Dragon Archfiend, Blackwing Armor Master and Junk Archer to Savior Star Dragon gets 2400 ATK, bringing its ATK to 6200.
- Savior Star Dragon finishes Earthbound Immortal - Wiraqocha Rasca off, along with Goodwin. (LP 0)
- Yusei wins.

With all your powers combined...!

With all your powers combined...!

After disposing of the strongest Earthbound Immortal, Savior Star Dragon heads for the Pudding King. It suddenly gives off a scarlet glow and becomes the Crimson Dragon.

Savior Star Dragon becoming the Crimson Dragon.

Savior Star Dragon becoming the Crimson Dragon.

As the Crimson Dragon speeds towards the King of the Underworld, Yusei finds himself in space. Sadly, not Neo-Space. He also finds Misty, Demak, Kiryu, Carly and Bommer, floating/sleeping. Rex and Rudger are in front of him, though standing… oh, Demak. I forgot about that guy.

Yusei and the Dark Signers... in SPACE!

Yusei and the Dark Signers... in SPACE!

Rex now understands that he and his brother took the wrong path. He thanks Yusei because without him, he wouldn’t have known that sacrificing several hundreds of lives through some dark power and then recreating the world in his image is something good. He tells him to take care of the Dark Signers as they will be somehow revived through unexplained means… I thought they already died…

Rex and Rudger, going into the light~

Rex and Rudger, going into the light~

As Rex and Rudger go off into the light to fight against fate as brothers, Savior Star Dragon / Crimson Dragon destroys the Pudding King. Its destruction disintegrates the Divine Ritual monument and brings back every person sacrificed by the Earthbound Immortals. The Condor geoglyph also disappears and Jack and Crow falls but Savior Star Dragon catches them.

The King of the Underworld goes bye-bye!

The King of the Underworld goes bye-bye!

After a few… unspecified days or weeks or months have passed. Neo Domino City is back to normal, At an outdoor cafe, Aki shows Mikage, Ruka and Rua a picture of Misty from her latest shooting. It seems they’re really on good terms now. Bommer and Kiryu seems to have also traveled somewhere according to Ruka. Rua mentions that Yusei hasn’t arrived. Ushio stops in front on them and says that Jack and Crow haven’t appeared too. Suddenly, an old man, who turns out to be Carly in disguise, appears and says that she’ll miss a good scoop as it’s really suspicious that Crow, Jack and Yusei haven’t appeared yet. Ushio tells her that she already has a scoop but Carly says that she doesn’t remember anything after turning into a Dark Signer. It seems a major brainwashing also happened as none of the people in the City remembers it too.

It will take some time for me to get used to this... It creeps me out...

It will take some time for me to get used to this... It creeps me out...

At the port in Satellite, Jack, Yusei and Crow were talking about finally ending the harsh battle.

Yusei, Jack and Crow, after a hard battle.

Yusei, Jack and Crow, after a hard battle.

And it also seems that they’ve accomplished something, connecting the City and Satellite, the Daedalus Bridge has been finished. A legacy left by Rex Goodwin. They all get into their D-Wheels and ride off to the bridge and start a Riding Duel between the three of them… and it ends there…

The completed Daedalus Bridge...

The completed Daedalus Bridge...

The End~ ...of Season two!

The End~ ...of Season two!

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s epic deaths and then later, they become revived. In this case, Carly and Misty.

I don’t really get why Yusei did not get any pummeling after his LP dropped to 1 while Crow and Jack suffered some injuries. Also, does anyone still remember Demak? You know, the guy Rua and Ruka defeated? I kinda forgot about him… I only noticed him when I saw some bald guy floating around after watching the episode for the second time. He wasn’t even mentioned by anyone during the scene in the cafe where they’re supposed to reveal what happened to the Dark Signers. That guy’s only link was having Ancient Fairy Dragon and terrorizing the Duel Monster Spirit World. Not much of a personal issue, but oh well. It was against kids after all.

It was quite nice to see Rex back to his old self before disappearing. I really prefer him as the “cool, calm and collected” type.

Anyway, I dunno. I have mixed emotions about the Season 2 ending… I like it a bit… But not that much…

Next time, a new threat has arrived. Some Ghost guy. No, not Ghost Kotsuzuka (Bonz from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters). Ushio says the guy can’t be beaten by Synchro Monsters. Whatever that means, we’ll find out when we get there.

This is the Bunny Chief, over and out!

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One comment

  1. I don’t have much to comment here since everything you said in your thoughts is the same as what I’m thinking.
    Maybe one thing : Crow signer = fail :<
    Good job Bunny Chief~ :D



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