Katsuya Jonouchi and Dark Bakura, faced each other in a Shadow Game of Duel Monsters, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. The Duel took place in the World of Memories, during the Shadow RPG and was used by Dark Bakura to distract Yugi Mutou and his friends from helping the Pharaoh.


Yugi Mutou and his friends had entered the World of Memories as non-player characters, in the Shadow RPG. When the Pharaoh was about to lose a ka battle to Bakura, King of Thieves, Yugi arrived and gave strength to the pharaoh, allowing him to Summon The Sun Dragon Ra[1] and win the battle. This caused the RPG's timeline to diverge from the original timeline. However Dark Bakura got the High Priest of Darkness to rewind time via Memory Reverse.[2] The portion of Dark Bakura's soul in the RPG then confronted Yugi and his friends to stop them interfering this time. He demonstrated how they could make Duel Disks form on their arms and challenged them to Shadow Games of Duel Monsters, in which the losers would die. Jonouchi volunteered to face him first.[3]

Dark Bakura's turn

Dark Bakura Summoned "Death Spirit Zoma".[3]

Jonouchi's turn

Jonouchi Summoned "Panther Warrior" and used it to attack and destroy "Zoma". However this activated the effect of "Zoma", who when destroyed turned into ectoplasm and possessed the opponent. It targeted Jonouchi with the intention of eating his soul.[3]

Elsewhere the Pharaoh was knocked unconscious by Thief Bakura, causing his memories to cease and the world to fall into darkness. By the time the darkness lifted, the Duel had stopped and Dark Bakura had left.[4]

Cards used

Katsuya Jonouchi

Dark Bakura


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