Playmaker vs. Varis was a scripted Duel that took place during the Jump Festa 2018. Shouya Ishige and Shunsuke Takeuchi reprised their roles as Playmaker and Varis, respectively.[1]


Scripted Duel

This duel is conducted as a Speed Duel.

Turn 1: Varis
Varis sets a monster and sets a card face down. He ends his turn.

Turn 2: Playmaker
Playmaker sends Level 2 "Stack Reviver" to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Bitrooper" (1500/2000) from his hand. He then Normal Summons "Cyberse Gadget" (1400/300) from his hand and uses its effect to Special Summon "Stack Reviver" (100/600) from his graveyard, however Stack Reviver's effects are negated. He uses Stack Reviver and Cyberse Gadget as Link Material to Link Summon "Honeybot" (1900/Link-2/←→). Because "Cyberse Gadget" was sent to the graveyard, Playmaker is allowed to Special Summon 1 "Gadget Token" (0/0). Because "Stack Reviver" was used for a Link Summon, Playmaker can summon another Level 4 or lower Cyberse Monster that was used for the Link Summon of that Monster, which in this case is "Cyberse Gadget". Playmaker then uses Link-2 "Honeybot" and "Gadget Token" as Link Materials to Link Summon "Excode Talker" (2300/Link-3/↑←→).

Playmaker uses "Excode Talker's" effect, which allows him to choose any currently unused Main Monster Zone equal to the number of Monsters currently on the Extra Monster Zones, and prevent any player from using it. With only one monster in the Extra Monster Zones, Playmaker targets Varis' left foremost zone. "Excode Talker" attacks Varis' set monster, "Anesthrokket Dragon" (0/2200), and destroys it. Playmaker attacks Varis directly with "Bitrooper" (Varis: 4000 → 2500 LP). Playmaker ends his turn. During the End Phase, because "Anesthrokket Dragon" was sent to the graveyard by battle or card effect, Varis can summon one "Rokket" monster from his deck. He summons "Autorokket Dragon" (1600/1000). Varis then activates his face-down Spell Card Squib Draw. By destroying his Autorokket Dragon, he can draw two cards. Because Autorokket Dragon was destroyed, Varis can Special Summon one "Rokket" monster from his deck. Varis summons "Magnarokket Dragon" (1800/1200).

Turn 3: Varis
Varis Normal Summons "Metalrokket Dragon" (1700/1400). He uses Magnarokket and Metalrokket as Link Material to Link Summon "Twin Triangle Dragon" (1200/2). Varis activates the Field Spell "Boot Sector Launch", and uses the first effect to summon from his hand in Defense position, Anesthrokket Dragon and Autorokket Dragon. He uses "Twin Triangle Dragon", "Anesthrokket Dragon", and "Autorokket Dragon" as Link Material to Link Summon "Topologic Bomber Dragon" (3000/Link-4/↑↙↘↓). "Topologic Bomber Dragon" attacks and destroys "Excode Talker" (Playmaker: 4000 → 3300 LP). Because "Topologic Bomber Dragon" successfully destroyed Excode Talker and inflicted battle damage, Playmaker takes damage equal to "Excode Talker's" ATK (Playmaker: 3300 → 1000 LP).

Turn 4: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Lady Debug" (1700/1400) and uses her effect to add a Level 3 or lower Cyberse monster from his deck to his hand. In this case, he adds "Backup Secretary" (1200/800). He uses Lady Debug, Bitrooper, and Cyberse Gadget as Link Material to Link Summon "Powercode Talker" (2300/Link-3/↙←→). Because of Cyberse Gadget's effect, Playmaker summons 1 "Gadget Token" (0/0). Playmaker activates "Powercode Talker's" effect, which allows him to target "Topologic Bomber Dragon" and negate its effects until the end of the turn. Because Playmaker controls a Cyberse Monster, he Special Summons "Backup Secretary "(1200/800) from his hand. Playmaker sets a card. "Powercode Talker" attacks Topologic Bomber Dragon, which triggers "Powercode's" effect. By tributing one card that "Powercode" points to, in this case Backup Secretary, "Powercode's" ATK is doubled until the end of the Damage Step ("Powercode Talker": 2300 → 4600 ATK). "Topologic Bomber Dragon" is destroyed. ("Varis": 2600 → 900 LP).

Turn 5: Varis
Varis uses "Boot Sector Launch's" second effect: if Playmaker controls more monsters than him, he can summon monsters from his graveyard in Defense position equal to the difference, which is 2. Varis summons both "Metalrokket Dragon" and "Anesthrokket Dragon". He Normal Summons "Shelrokket Dragon" (1100/2000). He uses "Anesthrokket Dragon" and "Shelrokket Dragon" as Link Materials to Link Summon "Booster Dragon" (1900/Link-2/↙↘). Because Playmaker controls a Link Monster, Varis can summon "Gateway Dragon" (1600/1400) from his hand. Gateway Dragon's effect allows Varis to Special Summon a Level-4 or lower DARK Dragon monster from his hand, and Special Summons "Anesthrokket Dragon". Varis uses Booster Dragon's effect to raise "Metalrokket's" ATK and DEF by 500 ("Metalrokket Dragon": 1700/1400 → 2200/1900), which triggers "Metalrokket's" effect. If "Metalrokket" was targeted by a Link Monster's effect, it is destroyed along with the opponent's cards in that column. "Metalrokket", "Powercode", and "Gadget Token" are destroyed. Varis activates his Skill, Storm Access.

He uses "Booster Dragon" and "Anesthrokket Dragon" as Link Materials to Link Summon his newly pulled card from the Data Storm, "Topologic Trisbaena" (2500/Link-3/↙↑↘). Varis activates his Spell Card "Quick Launch", allowing him to Special Summon "Autorokket Dragon" from his deck, but it cannot attack and is destroyed at the End Phase. Varis summons "Autorokket" into a zone that "Trisbaena" points to and triggers its effect. "Autorokket" is banished along with all Spell and Trap Cards on the field, and Playmaker takes 500 points of damage for each card of his cards banished by Trisbaena's effect (Playmaker: 1000 → 500 LP). "Topologic Trisbaena" attacks Playmaker directly (Playmaker 500 → 0 LP).

Featured cards

Cards in italics debuted here prior to an anime or manga appearance. Cards in bold have never been used by the character before in any canon series.



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