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North American World Championship Qualifier 2018 Special: Jean-Claude Magnum vs. Zigfried von Schroeder was a scripted Duel that took place during the 2018 North American World Championship Qualifier in Texas on July 1, 2018. Greg Abbey and Oliver Wyman reprised their roles as Jean-Claude Magnum and Zigfried von Schroeder. This duel is part of a tradition of inviting voice actors to perform scripted duels with anime rules at tournaments.

Featured Duel: Jean-Claude Magnum vs. Zigfried von Schroeder

Turn 1: Zigfried
Zigfried Normal Summons "Valkyrie Dritte" (1000/1600) in Defense Position. Its effect activates, adding "Valkyrie Zweite" from Zigfried's Deck to his hand. Zigfried activates "Goddess Skuld's Oracle", adding "Goddess Verdande's Guidance" from his Deck to his hand, which he activates to add "Goddess Urd's Verdict" from his Deck to his hand. Zigfried activates "Urd's Verdict", then uses "Skuld's Oracle's" effect to rearrange the top three cards of Jean-Claude's Deck. Zigfried uses "Verdande's Guidance" to declare "Spell Card", then look at the top card of Jean-Claude's Deck. Zigfried declares correctly, so the card is Set on Jean-Claude's field. Zigfried uses "Urd's Verdict" to declare "Pot of Greed", then look at Jean-Claude's Set card. Zigfried declares correctly, so Jean-Claude's "Pot of Greed" is banished. Zigfried activates "Shard of Greed".

Turn 2: Jean-Claude
Jean-Claude activates "Hidden Village of Ninjitsu Arts". Since Zigfried controls a monster and Jean-Claude doesn't, Jean-Claude Special Summons "Earth Armor Ninja" (1600/1200) from his hand in Attack Position. Jean-Claude Normal Summons "Upstart Golden Ninja" (500/1800) and activates its effect, sending "Ninjitsu Art of Decoy" from his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo" (1800/1000) from his Deck in Defense Position. Its effect activates, adding "Yellow Ninja" from Jean-Claude's Deck to his hand. Jean-Claude sends "Upstart Golden" and "Hanzo" to the Graveyard to Link Summon "Ninja Grandmaster Saizo" (2000/Link-2/↙↘) to the right Extra Monster Zone. Jean-Claude uses the effect of "Hidden Village" to return "Hanzo" to his hand. He then uses the effect of "Saizo" to Set "Ninjitsu Art of Transformation" directly from his Deck.

"Saizo" attacks and destroys "Dritte". "Earth Armor Ninja" attacks Zigfried directly (Zigfried: 4000 → 2400).

Turn 3: Zigfried
Zigfried adds a Greed Counter to his "Shard of Greed". Zigfried activates "Dark Hole", but Jean-Claude uses the other effect of "Hidden Village" to banish "Upstart Golden" from his Graveyard to prevent the destruction of his "Ninja" monsters. Zigfried activates "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Valkyrie Dritte" (1000/1600) from his Graveyard in Defense Position. Its effect activates, adding "Valkyrie Erste" from Zigfried's Deck to his hand. Zigfried Tributes "Dritte" to Tribute Summon "Valkyrie Zweite" (1600/1600). Its effect activates, destroying "Saizo". Using the effects of "Skuld's Oracle", "Verdande's Guidance" and "Urd's Verdict", Zigfried forces the banishment of the second card of Jean-Claude's Deck, "Red Dragon Ninja".

"Zweite" attacks "Earth Armor Ninja", but Jean-Claude activates "Ninjitsu Art of Transformation", Tributing "Earth Armor Ninja" to Special Summon "Black Dragon Ninja" (2800/1600) from his Deck in Attack Position. Jean-Claude uses the effect of "Hidden Village" to return "Ninjitsu Art of Decoy" to his hand. Ziegfried Sets a card.

Turn 4: Jean-Claude
Jean-Claude Normal Summons "Yellow Ninja" (1900/1800). Its effect activates, Special Summoning "Hanzo" (1800/1000) from Jean-Claude's hand. "Hanzo's" effect activates, adding a second copy of "Yellow Ninja" from Jean-Claude's Deck to his hand. Jean-Claude activates "Double Summon", allowing him to Normal Summon an additional time this turn. He Tributes "Hanzo" to Tribute Summon "Blue Dragon Ninja" (2100/1200). Jean-Claude uses the effect of "Hidden Village" to return "Hanzo" to his hand.

"Blue Dragon Ninja" attacks "Zweite", but Zigfried activates "Negate Attack". The Battle Phase ends. Jean-Claude Sets a card.

Turn 5: Zigfried
Zigfried adds a Greed Counter to his "Shard of Greed", then sends "Shard of Greed" to the Graveyard to draw two cards. He activates "Pot of Greed". Zigfried activates "Pot of Desires" to banish the top ten cards of his Deck face-down, then draw two cards. Using the effects of "Skuld's Oracle", "Verdande's Guidance" and "Urd's Verdict", Zigfried forces the banishment of the third card of Jean-Claude's Deck, "Armed Ninja". Zigfried activates "Cosmic Cyclone", paying 1000 Life Points (Zigfried: 2400 → 1400) to banish Jean-Claude's "Hidden Village of Ninjitsu Arts". Zigfried activates "Heavy Storm" to destroy the remaining Spell & Trap Cards on the field. Jean-Claude activates his face-down "Ninjitsu Art of Decoy" in response, then chains it with the effect of "Black Dragon Ninja", sending "Decoy" to the Graveyard as well as "Aqua Armor Ninja" in his hand to banish itself. "Black Dragon Ninja's" other effect then Special Summons itself (2800/1600) back on Jean-Claude's field. Zigfried equips "Valkyrie Zweite" with "Silver Bow and Arrow", increasing its ATK and DEF by 300 ("Zweite": 1600 → 1900/1600 → 1900). Zigfried Normal Summons another "Valkyrie Dritte" (1000/1600), using its effect to add "Ride of the Valkyries" from his Deck to his hand, which he activates, Special Summoning "Valkyrie Erste" (1600/1800), "Valkyrie Brunhilde" (1800/2000) and a second "Zweite" (1600/1600) from his hand. "Erste's" effect activates, destroying "Black Dragon Ninja". "Brunhilde's" effect activates, gaining 500 ATK for each monster Jean-Claude controls ("Brunhilde": 1800 → 2800/2000). Zigfried banishes "Ride of the Valkyries" from his Graveyard to add "Mischief of the Time Goddess" from his Deck to his hand.

"Brunhilde" attacks and destroys "Blue Dragon Ninja". (Jean-Claude: 4000 → 3300). The first "Zweite" equipped with "Silver Bow and Arrow" attacks "Yellow Ninja"; both are destroyed. The second "Zweite" attacks directly (Jean-Claude: 3300 → 1700). "Dritte" attacks directly, gaining 200 ATK for each of Jean-Claude's banished monsters ("Dritte": 1000 → 1600/1600; Jean-Claude: 1700 → 100). "Erste" attacks directly; Jean-Claude banishes "Aqua Armor Ninja" from his Graveyard to negate "Erste's" attack. Zigfried activates "Mischief of the Time Goddess", skipping this turn's End Phase which would have returned Zigfried's "Valkyries" to his Deck due to "Ride of the Valkyries".

Turn 7: Zigfried
Due to "Mischief of the Time Goddess", Jean-Claude's next turn is skipped and Zigfried's next turn starts on his Battle Phase. Zigfried's "Valkyries" attack Jean-Claude directly (Jean-Claude: 100 → 0).

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Jean-Claude Magnum vs Zigfried Von Schroeder Duel National World Qualifier 2018

Yu-Gi-Oh! Jean-Claude Magnum vs Zigfried Von Schroeder Duel National World Qualifier 2018

Featured cards

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

"Zigfried von Schroeder"
"Jean-Claude Magnum"
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