Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Episode 77 – Mysterious Transfer Student SyndromeSeptember 25, 2009
This episode is about Luciano, a new transfer student in Rua and Ruka’s class. He takes interest in Ruka and even gives her a Duel Board, which is a skateboard that functions like a D-Wheel, except it’s for kids due to their lack of driver’s license. It later turns out that Luciano is actually a member of Yliaster. Luciano takes on both Rua and Ruka at the same time as a new Machine Emperor appears!
Expect moe-moe and happy-happy Ruka, butlers and obvious villains.
Last time, Jack was hunting some criminals. After screwing up a police sting, Jack decides to make up for it and hunt the D-Wheel thieves on his own. He struggles in finding their home base and even gets beaten up but he did not give up. In the end, he avenged the guy who saved him, Kazama and defeated the leader of the thieves, Syd. Police were able to apprehend them and Kazama regains consciousness.
We start today in a D-Wheel practice zone or something. Aki was facing Yusei in a practice Riding Duel.
Continuing Yusei's turn:
- Activates Junk Archer's effect and removes Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis from play.
- Attacks Aki directly (Aki: 1700 LP)
Yusei and Aki passes by the audience area. Rua and Ruka were there, watching them Duel. Ruka notes that Aki is getting better and better in Riding Duels which leads to Rua saying that he also wants to try Riding Duels. Ruka starts laughing, saying that she can’t imagine Rua in a Riding Duel. Rua tells her to stop laughing. He really wants to Duel either Yusei or Jack in a Riding Duel.
In another place after the OP, it seems Yliaster is in constant watch of the Signers. The little guy exclaims that the Duel is pretty boring for two Signers in a Duel.
They talk about their plans. The old guy is saying they need to harness an incredible amount of energy for their Infinity. All they need to do is get those energy from the Signers. The slim guy then tells him that it won’t be easy. Goodwin’s plans were a failure thanks to the Crimson Dragon’s interference. The little guy asks him what he intends to do and the slim guy tells them that he wants to defeat Yusei and take away Stardust Dragon, that way, the Crimson Dragon won’t appear.
The little guy laughs and reveals the slim guy’s name, Placido. Suddenly, another one of those meteorites that fell in episode 65, season 3’s first episode, fell from space and again, landed somewhere near Neo Domino City. This time, more people see the falling object. The little guy claims that the meteorite is his tablet.
Back with the main characters, Crow arrives and tells Yusei and company about the meteorite. Yusei remembers that Ghost appeared right after the first meteorite crash was reported. They all decide to check it out but when they got there, Security had already blocked off the area and had already gotten the meteorite. Yusei feels bad, he feels something is not right about those falling meteorites.
A few days later, at Duel Academia, Maria-sensei, Rua and Ruka’s class’ teacher, introduces a new transfer student named Luciano. His stunning good looks earns him attention from everyone, including Ruka. He smiles at Ruka and she actually blushes.
Rua isn’t impressed though. He gets a bad feeling from Luciano. Maria-sensei continues telling everyone that Luciano won some kind of Juvenile Grand Prix from East Duel Academia and everyone gets an orgasm, except for Rua.
Ruka says Luciano doesn’t seem like a bad person but Rua thinks differently. Being so smug just because he won a tournament by luck, Rua is fully convinced that he can easily defeat Luciano… and that’s where Rua’s wrong…
Continuing Luciano's turn:
- Activates Limiter Removal which doubles Gear Golem the Moving Fortress' ATK (1600 ATK).
- Attacks and destroys Rua's Morphtronic Videon. Rua takes 600 damage (Rua: 0 LP)
- Luciano takes the win in the class Duel.
The crowd again cheers for Luciano. Bob even says that Rua is waaaay out of Luciano’s league. Maria-sensei tells Ruka and Bob to switch with Luciano and Rua to Duel. Ruka congratulates Luciano and he wishes her luck in her Duel.
Turn 1 - Ruka's turn: 4000 LP
- Summons Sunlight Unicorn.
- Sets 2 cards.
After class, Luciano calls out to Ruka and asks her what happened during the Duel. It was unclear whether Ruka won or lost but Luciano says that a person of Ruka’s caliber should have been able to defeat that low-class opponent without batting an eye. Ruka explains that it IS her real skill level. She runs off, saying that she’s in a hurry. Luciano figures that Ruka’s hiding her identity as a Signer.
At Yusei’s love shack, Ruka tells Yusei of her awesome day at school.
Ruka praises Luciano’s combos and Yusei finds it odd that Ruka’s been that cheerful and is actually saying good things about someone. Rua was also there and seems to have had enough of Ruka’s fangirl-ing and starts to leave. Yusei asks Ruka about Rua and she answers that Rua is just upset because Luciano kicked his ass.
The next day at school, Luciano talks to Ruka and asks her if she could come with him after school. He wants to show her something special. Rua disagrees and tells Luciano that Ruka isn’t going anywhere but home after school. The jealous oniisan pulls his imouto away from the devil.
Later that day, Bob and Rua were walking in the hallway and they get greeted by Maria-sensei. Maria-sensei asks Rua to stay at school after classes because she needs help with something. Rua agrees and Maria-sensei leaves and walks into an empty corner and then…
And so, after class… Ruka walks out alone as Patty and Bob go to a separate direction. A limousine stops beside Ruka.
It was Luciano’s service. He invites Ruka to play since Rua doesn’t seem to be with her. Ruka first doubts but Luciano reminds her that he wants to show her something special. She finally agrees and just says it’s because they’re heading the same way anyway (even though they passed by Patty and Bob, who were clearly walking on a DIFFERENT way).
Back in the classroom, Rua waits for Maria-sensei. Maria-sensei passes by in the hallway and sees Rua inside and then tells him to go home, not knowing what he was waiting there for.
Luciano and Ruka reaches the mansion… which is Luciano’s.
Ruka is again impressed by how rich her new sugar daddy is. Far richer than Yusei. Inside, they were greeted by a butler, whom Luciano referred to as Placido. This confirms to the viewers that Luciano is indeed the Luciano from Yliaster, as in, the small guy with an evil chuckle. He asks Placido to prepare juice for the guests.
In the meantime, Rua manages to locate Luciano’s mansion in just a short matter of time. You really know where to find rich people… huge houses give it away. It seems Bob told him that he saw Ruka inside Luciano’s limousine. He starts infiltrating the mansion but of course, since this is a rich person’s home, a security camera sees him entering. Placido was the one looking at the monitors…
Back outside, Luciano was showing off his super skateboarding skills in front of Ruka. Rua also sees this.
After the eyecatch, Luciano shows off more and then stops in front of Ruka, handing her the skateboard thing. He mentions that it was made for her. It was the thing that Luciano wanted to show her and he gives it to her as a present. Ruka asks why and Luciano tells her that he wants to have a Riding Duel against her. By plugging a cord to her Duel Disk, the skateboard, known as a Duel Board, can read her Duel Disk. Rua figures out that board can actually do Riding Duels and sneaks off as Luciano offers to teach Ruka how to use the Duel Board.
As Rua escapes, Placido seems to have noticed while carrying a tray with some juice but ignores him. He goes on to deliver the juice to Luciano. Luciano asks where the other guest is, meaning he also knows that Rua’s been snooping around. Placido tells him that Rua already left. Luciano apologizes to Placido for making him play as a butler but he says it’s nothing to be apologizing for; he also wanted to see a Signer up close. He’s probably just another lolicon though.
Rua retreats to Yusei’s love shack. He shows Yusei what he found. He draws the Duel Board and repeats what Luciano said. Jack believes it may actually be able to do Riding Duels. Rua asks Yusei to build him one and Yusei agrees, as the parts are simple and Yusei would do anything for his shota as much as his loli.
Later, Luciano personally accompanies Ruka back to their home in Tops. Ruka thanks Luciano and asks if Rua can come too next time. Luciano doesn’t mind and then leaves. Ruka enters their home but Rua doesn’t seem to be there yet. Rua was actually with Yusei the whole time, making the Duel Board. Yusei was living his fun life spending the night with a kid. Ruka had fallen asleep waiting for Rua but the next day came and he still wasn’t home.
In an undisclosed amount of time, Rua is seen practicing his new Duel Board made by Yusei in some incompleted highway. He falls several times but gets back up every time because he always sees Luciano’s image laughing down at him.
He then sees Ruka, also wearing a complete safety gear and holding onto her Duel Board. Ruka tells him that he has her full support. They both practice in their Duel Boards. Suddenly, Rua spots a weird guy from a higher platform.
The weird guy suddenly jumps down using his own Duel Board and knocks Rua down. He heads straight for Ruka and challenges her to a Riding Duel. Ruka was taken by surprise and the weird guy activates his funky glowing Duel Disk. Ruka’s Duel Board moves on its own, following the weird guy. This must be the reason why Luciano gave Ruka a Duel Board: he rigged it so Ruka will be forced to have a Riding Duel with him!
Rua gets up as his sister shouts for help. He chases them and claims that he should be the weird guy’s opponent. The weird guy finally submits and takes Rua and Ruka on at the same time.
After the lazy-sounding Security personnel authorized their lane selection, Ruka becomes worried since they haven’t tried a Riding Duel before. Rua assures her that they’ll be fine just like the time “they” defeated Demak.
Turn 1 - Ruka's turn: 4000 LP, SPC 0
- Summons Rose Bird.
Turn 2 - NOT Luciano's turn: 4000 LP, SPC 1
- Summons Absurd Stealer.
- Its effect activates: when summoned, it will turn an opponent's monster's ATK 0 and then it gains that monster's DEF as its own ATK until the End Phase (1500 ATK).
- Absurd Stealer destroys Ruka's Rose Bird (Ruka: 2500 LP)
- Rose Bird's effect activates: when destroyed by battle, she Special Summons two Plant-type Tuner Monsters from her Deck.
- Ruka Special Summons her Tuner Monsters, Spore and Nettles.
- Sets 3 cards.
- End Phase, Absurd Stealer's ATK returns to 100.
When Ruka’s Rose Bird was destroyed, she was almost flung out of the highway. Good thing Regulus helped her back to the main highway. It seems the damages they took there are for real, like with Ghost and the Dark Signers. Ruka’s birthmark reacts and so does Yusei’s. Yusei feels that Ruka is in pain. Rua gets ticked off because Ruka was hurt and starts his turn, promising that he will no longer be able to hurt Ruka.
Turn 3 - Rua's turn: 4000 LP, 2 SPC
- Summons Morphtronic Datatron and attacks Lucia--I mean, the mysterious boarder's Absurd Stealer!
- The guy activates his Trap Card, Exus Summon. He returns a monster on his side of the field that was selected as an attack target and Special Summons a monster with lower ATK.
- The guy Special Summons a 0 ATK monster, Sky Core.
- The guy chains Torrential Tribute to destroy every monster on the field.
- Since Sky Core was destroyed by a card effect, its effect activates: every monster on his field are destroyed and then he Special Summons 5 monsters: Machine Emperor Skiel Infinity, Skiel Top, Skiel Attack, Skiel Guard and Skiel Carrier.
- Machine Emperor Skiel Infinity's effect activates and combines with the other parts like Machine Emperor Wisel Infinity.
The episode ends as the giant robot-like monster appears…
Did Sly die or something?
We all know that Demak didn’t have a background story. This is the first time he’s been mentioned after the Dark Signers were defeated and resurrected… question is… is he still alive? Oh well, who cares anyway?
According to the next episode preview, it seems Machine Emperor Skiel functions very much like Wisel, being able to absorb a Synchro Monster.
Nice board, by the way. At least now, we can also get some Ruka screentime even with the WRGP and Yliaster thing going around. With this, she and her shota twin brother can bask under some serious camera light and fight a villain made specifically for them.
I expect to see Yusei next week, butting in his friends’ screentime again like usual. He was the only one shown to have his birthmark react when Ruka was in pain after all.
Anyway, like Drill Synchron/Warrior, Splendid Rose and Archfiend Chaos King, Rose Bird is a card made from a drawing contest.
This is the Bunny Chief, over and out!