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Joey Wheeler and Yami Marik faced each other in a game of Duel Monsters, during the Battle City arc, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It is based on the same duel from the manga.

Prior Events

Joey Wheeler is looking to settle the score with Yami Marik for what he did to Mai Valentine and will see to it he pays for what he's done.

Featured Duel: Joey Wheeler vs. Yami Marik

Turn 1: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Gil Garth" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/1200) in Attack Position. He then Sets a card ("Dark Wall of Wind").

Turn 2: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Alligator's Sword". Joey's hand contains "Scapegoat", "Rocket Warrior", "Graceful Dice", "Foolish Burial", "Baby Dragon" and "Alligator's Sword". He then Sets a card and Joey Normal Summons "Alligator's Sword" (1500/1200) in Defense Position.

Turn 3: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws. He then Normal Summons "Drillago" (1600/1100) in Attack Position. "Drillago" attacks and destroys "Alligator's Sword". "Gil Garth" attacks directly, but Joey activates his face-down "Scapegoat" to Special Summon four "Sheep Tokens" (0/0 for each) in Defense Position. "Gil Garth" destroys a "Sheep Token".

Turn 4: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Panther Warrior" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2000/1600) in Attack Position. He then Tributes a "Sheep Token" to allow "Panther Warrior" to attack. "Panther Warrior" attacks and destroys "Gil Garth" (Marik 4000 → 3800).

Turn 5: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Hidden Soldiers". Marik's hand contains "Card of Last Will", "Tribute Burial", "Plasma Eel", "Helpoemer" and "Hidden Soldiers". Yami Marik activates "Tribute Burial" to remove from play "Alligator's Sword" from Joey's Graveyard and "Gil Garth" from his own Graveyard in order to Normal Summon "Helpoemer" (2000/1400) in Attack Position without Tributing. Yami Marik then sets a card.

Turn 6: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Jinzo". He then Normal Summons "Rocket Warrior" (1500/1300) in Attack Position. Marik then activates his face-down "Hidden Soldiers" to Special Summon "Plasma Eel" (500/1200) in Attack Position since Joey Normal Summoned a monster. Yami Marik activates the effect of "Plasma Eel" to equip the latter to "Panther Warrior". "Rocket Warrior" attacks "Helpoemer". Due to the effect of "Rocket Warrior", it is not destroyed and Joey takes no Battle Damage. After damage calculation, the final effect of "Rocket Warrior" reduces the ATK of "Helpoemer" ATK by 500 until the end of the turn ("Helpoemer": 2000 → 1500/1400).

Joey then Tributes a "Sheep Token" to allow "Panther Warrior" to attack. "Panther Warrior" attacks and destroys "Helpoemer" (Marik 3800 → 3300). Since "Helpoemer" was sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, Joey is now forced to randomly discard a card from his hand at the end of each of his Battle Phases so long as "Helpoemer" is in the Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Helpoemer" forces Joey to discard "Jinzo".

Joey has 4000 Life Points remaining and controls "Panther Warrior" (2000/1600) and "Rocket Warrior" (1500/1300) in Attack Position and one "Sheep Token" (0/0) in Defense Position.

Yami Marik has 3300 Life Points remaining and controls "Plasma Eel" (equipped to "Panther Warrior").

Turn 6: Joey Wheeler
At the End Phase, the effect of "Plasma Eel" activates, decreasing the ATK of "Panther Warrior" by 500 ("Panther Warrior": 2000 → 1500/1600).

Turn 7: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Coffin Seller". He then Sets two cards.

Turn 8: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Insect Queen". Joey's hand contains "Graceful Dice", "Insect Queen", "Baby Dragon", and "Foolish Burial". Joey then Normal Summons "Baby Dragon" (1200/700) in Defense Position. "Rocket Warrior" attacks "Drillago". Due to the effect of "Rocket Warrior", it is not destroyed and Joey takes no Battle Damage. After damage calculation, "Drillago" loses 500 ATK until the end of the turn due to the final effect of "Rocket Warrior" ("Drillago": 1600 → 1100/1500).

Marik activates his face-down "Card of Last Will" to draw five cards since one of his monsters had lost ATK. Marik's hand contains "Legendary Fiend", "Premature Burial", "Relieve Monster", "Nightmare Mirror" and "The Winged Dragon of Ra".

Joey Tributes a "Sheep Token" to allow "Panther Warrior" to attack. "Panther Warrior" attacks and destroys "Drillago" (Marik 3300 → 2900). Marik activates his face-down "Coffin Seller". Now Joey will take 300 damage each time a monster is sent to his Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Helpoemer" activates, forcing Joey to discard "Insect Queen" (Joey 4000 → 3700). At the End Phase, the effect of "Plasma Eel" activates ("Panther Warrior": 1500 → 1000/1600).

Turn 9: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Nightmare Wheel". He then Sets a card. Yami Marik then activates "Premature Burial" to pay 800 Life Points (Marik 2900 → 2100) and Special Summon "Drillago" from his Graveyard (1600/1100) in Attack Position. Yami Marik then Tributes "Drillago" in order to Tribute Summon "Legendary Fiend" (1500/1800) in Attack Position.

Turn 10: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Little-Winguard". Marik activates his face-down "Nightmare Wheel" and targets "Rocket Warrior" for its effect. Now "Rocket Warrior" is forbidden from attacking while "Nightmare Wheel" is face-up and during each of Yami Marik's Standby Phases, Joey will take 500 damage. Joey Normal Summons "Little-Winguard" (1400/1800) in Defense Position and switches "Panther Warrior" to Defense Position. At the End Phase, the effect of "Plasma Eel" activates ("Panther Warrior": 1000 → 500/1600).

Turn 11: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Malevolent Catastrophe". On Yami Marik's Standby Phase, the effect of "Nightmare Wheel" activates (Joey 3700 → 3200). At the same time, the ATK of "Legendary Fiend" increases by 700 due to its own effect ("Legendary Fiend": 1500 → 2200/1800). "Legendary Fiend" attacks & destroys "Little-Winguard" (Joey 3200 → 2900). Yami Marik then Sets "Malevolent Catastrophe".

Turn 12: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Question" and subsequently activates it. Yami Marik must now guess the first monster that went to Joey's Graveyard. If he is right, the monster is removed from play, but if he is wrong, the monster will be Special Summoned from Joey's Graveyard. Since Marik cannot guess correctly (The card at the bottom of Joey's Graveyard was discarded by the effect of "Helpoemer"), Joey is able to Special Summon "Jinzo" (2400/1500) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Jinzo", all Trap Cards on the field are destroyed. With "Nightmare Wheel" destroyed, "Rocket Warrior" is released from its effect.

Joey then switches "Baby Dragon" and "Panther Warrior" to Attack Position. "Jinzo" attacks and destroys "Legendary Fiend" (Marik 2100 → 1900). "Baby Dragon" and "Rocket Warrior" attack directly, but Marik activates his face-down "Dark Wall of Wind" to prevent himself from taking any Battle Damage from direct attacks this turn. At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Helpoemer" activates, forcing Joey to discard "Foolish Burial". At the End Phase, the effect of "Plasma Eel" activates ("Panther Warrior": 500 → 0/1600).

Turn 13: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Lava Golem". He then Tributes "Jinzo" and "Baby Dragon" in order to Special Summon "Lava Golem" (3000/2500) to Joey's side of the field in Attack Position. Yami Marik then Sets a card.

Joey has 2900 Life Points remaining and controls "Panther Warrior" (0/1600), "Rocket Warrior" (1500/1300), and "Lava Golem" (3000/2500) in Attack Position.

Yami Marik has 1900 Life Points remaining and controls "Plasma Eel" (equipped to "Panther Warrior") and one set card.

Turn 14: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Gamble". "Lava Golem" attacks directly, but Marik activates his face-down "Relieve Monster" to return "Plasma Eel" to his hand. After that resolves, Yami Marik uses the second effect of "Relieve Monster" to Special Summon "Plasma Eel" (500/1200) in Defense Position and use it to intercept the attack. "Plasma Eel" isn't destroyed as it can't be destroyed in battle. At the end of the Battle Phase, the effect of "Helpoemer" activates from Marik's Graveyard, forcing Joey to discard "Gamble". At the End Phase, the effect of "Lava Golem" activates, inflicting 700 damage to Joey (Joey 2900 → 2200).

Turn 15: Yami Marik
Marik draws "Machine Duplication" and subsequently activates it to target "Plasma Eel" and Special Summon two more "Plasma Eels" (500/1200 for both) in Attack Position. Yami Marik then activates the effects of two "Plasma Eels", equipping those "Plasma Eels" onto Joey's "Rocket Warrior" and "Lava Golem". Yami Marik then Sets a card.

Turn 16: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Gilford the Lightning". He then activates "Graceful Dice" to roll a die and multiply the ATK of "Plasma Eel" by the result. Joey gets a six ("Plasma Eel": 500 → 3000/1200). Since the ATK of "Plasma Eel" now exceeds 500, "Machine Duplication" and the two "Plasma Eels" that are Equip Cards are destroyed, freeing Joey's monsters. Joey then Tributes "Panther Warrior", "Rocket Warrior", and "Lava Golem" in order to Tribute Summon "Gilford the Lightning" (2800/1400) in Attack Position. Since "Gilford the Lightning" was Tribute Summoned by Tributing three monsters, its effect activates, destroying all of Marik's monsters.

"Gilford the Lightning" attacks directly, but Marik activates his face-down "Nightmare Mirror" to negate the attack, inflict 1000 damage to Joey (Joey 2200 → 1200) and allow Marik to discard the "The Winged Dragon of Ra" from his hand. At the end of the Battle Phase, "Helpoemer's" effect activates from the Graveyard, but Joey discards nothing as he has no cards in his hand.

Turn 17: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Monster Reborn" and subsequently activates it to revive "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (?/?) in Attack Position. Marik then transforms "The Winged Dragon of Ra" into "Egyptian God Phoenix" (0/0).

Joey has 1200 Life Points remaining and controls "Gilford the Lightning" (2800/1400) in Attack Position.

Yami Marik has 1900 Life Points remaining and controls "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (?/?) in its "Egyptian God Phoenix" mode.

Turn 17: Yami Marik
Yami Marik has just transformed "The Winged Dragon of Ra" into "Egyptian God Phoenix". Yami Marik then activates one effect of "Egyptian God Phoenix" to pay 1000 Life Points (Marik 1900 → 900) and attack and destroy "Gilford the Lightning". Due to this being a Shadow Game, Joey takes a lot of damage, but is still standing. At the End Phase, "Egyptian God Phoenix" returns to Marik's Graveyard under "The Winged Dragon of Ra" form, due to its effect.

Turn 18: Joey Wheeler
Joey draws "Gearfried the Iron Knight" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/1600) in Attack Position. He then attempts to declare an attack, but due to his condition, he collapses before successfully declaring it.

As Joey can't continue the Duel, Yami Marik wins by default.

Epilogue
Despite losing a Shadow Game, Joey's mind battles the shadows and resists being banished to the Shadow Realm. He nonetheless remains unconscious and is taken away for medical attention. (This is possibly due to Marik not meeting any winning conditions, with Joey just collapsing in order for Marik to win and both of them still having Life Points beforehand. However, it is also possible, like it says on Joey's article, that he is only in a coma because of his strong friendship bond with both Yugi and Yami Yugi protecting him; this bond can be proven to be so strong and the possible answer he wasn't in the shadows because when Tristan drags him from the medical bed up to the window of the room to see Yugi's Duel with Kaiba in the semi-finals, claiming Yugi needs him, Joey awakens in order to cheer for Yugi at the very end of his Duel.)

Marik, on the other hand, also suffers from the Shadow Game.

Aftermath

Joey has fallen and Yami Marik wins by default. Everyone, including his own sister Serenity Wheeler is shocked to see Joey fall. Serenity is heartbroken. Yami Yugi blames himself for not being able to stop this, suddenly, with the power of Ishizu's Millennium Necklace, he sees himself and Joey dueling. A probable vision of the future. There was no time to interpret the vision, as his semi-final battle with Seto Kaiba is next.


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