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Virtual World

Virtual World

バーチャル () (かい)
  • バーチャル世界
  • Bācharu Sekai




Original run

March 12, 2002–August 27, 2002

First episode

98: "A Virtual Nightmare"

Last episode

121: "Burying the Past - Part 2"


Battle City (part 1)


Battle City (part 2)

Story 4: Virtual World (Story (ストーリー) 4 バーチャル () (かい) Sutōrī Shi: Bācharu Sekai) is a story arc in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. The arc does not appear in the manga. It is sometimes referred to as The Noah Arc or Noah's Arc, by fans and by 4kids Entertainment. In the English dub, this arc and Battle City part 2 are referred to as Enter the Shadow Realm.

Originally created in order to allow for more distance between the anime and the manga, the arc bisects the Battle City story arc and serves as a side adventure for the protagonists. Many of the characters introduced in the Battle City arc, however, appear only in a minimal role.














Winners are in bold.

Game Players
Duel Yami Yugi Gansley
Chess Seto Kaiba Mokuba Kaiba
Duel Téa Gardner Crump
Duel Joey Wheeler Johnson
Duel Serenity Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Duke Devlin Nezbitt
Duel Seto Kaiba Leichter
Duel Yami Yugi & Joey Wheeler The Big Five
Duel Seto Kaiba Noah Kaiba
Duel Yami Yugi Noah Kaiba
Duel Seto Kaiba Gozaburo Kaiba

Gameplay Mechanics

The large majority of the story arc revolves around a new gameplay element, which is created specifically for this story arc, known as the "Deck Master". In these Duels, each player would select a Deck Master, which begins the game outside of the playing field. Each Deck Master has a unique special ability, which can be used at any point in the Duel as many times as desired. It is to be noted that even Deck Masters which otherwise have no special abilities (such as Normal Monsters) have a special Deck Master ability. As well, it appears that some Deck Masters retain their normal special abilities to be used as their Deck Master abilities, such as "Jinzo's" ability to negate all Trap cards and Nightmare Penguin's ATK increase of all WATER-Attribute monsters.

The Deck Master can also be specially Summoned to the field, without any prerequisite such as Tributes, Fusions (for Fusion Monsters) or rituals (for Ritual Monsters). However if the Deck Master is destroyed, its controller automatically loses the Duel. If the Deck Master is itself Tributed or otherwise replaced, the new monster would become the new Deck Master, and the old Deck Master's abilities were lost (in theory, the old Deck Master could be returned by normal means - but without the Deck Master abilities, although this point is not elaborated upon in the story arc). It is not explained how a monster that cannot be specially Summoned, or a monster that can only be Summoned in a special manner (such as "Fusion only") can be designated as a Deck Master, as no such monster was used as a Deck Master in the story arc.

It is also not known whether a Deck Master card counts as against a Duelist's main (or Fusion, if the Deck Master is a Fusion monster) Decks, as this concept is not elaborated upon in the anime.

When a member of Yugi's group Duels in this Virtual World, he/she is given a Duel Disk by their opponent, and they must build a new Deck.


Image English Anime Japanese Anime Deck Master
Gansley.png Gansley Konosuke Oshita Deepsea Warrior
Crump.png Crump Shuzo Otaki Nightmare Penguin
Johnson2.png Johnson Chikuzen Oka Judge Man
Nezbit.png Nezbitt Soichiro Ota Robotic Knight
Lector.png Leichter Kogoro Daimon Jinzo

The Virtual World arc can be seen as a sequel to the Legendary Heroes arc (episodes 43-45) as it features The Big Five looking for revenge within a virtual reality system similar to the one they were defeated in.

Entering the virtual realm

Aboard Seto Kaiba's airship, the eight Battle City finals Duelists prepare to head for Alcatraz (KaibaCorp Island in the English dub), the site of the semifinal and final rounds of the Battle City tournament. However, the trip takes a mysterious wrong turn, and finds itself landing in an undersea fortress - apparently, a mysterious force is set on revenge against Kaiba. Forcing many of its passengers off the ship, the mysterious force leads them into another room, where they reveal themselves to be the Big 5, who are the five former board members of KaibaCorp, who were fired by Kaiba before the Battle City tournament for attempting to take over his company from underneath him.

The Big 5 seek revenge against Kaiba, as well as Yugi Muto for foiling their plans to take over the company on two different occasions (by defeating Maximillion Pegasus and the Big 5's Mythic Dragon in Legendary Heroes). To do so, they force their participation in their own virtual Duel Monsters tournament, in a similar vein to Kaiba's Legendary Heroes games. There was also an added stipulation: if one of the protagonists were to lose, the Big 5 also threatened to take their bodies for themselves and escape into the real world.

It is also noted by the Big 5 that the virtual tournament would require virtual cards, and thus neither "Slifer the Sky Dragon" nor "Obelisk the Tormentor" could be used by Yugi or Seto Kaiba, although players could freely choose their Decks before every Duel.

As it turns out, the Big 5 are controlled by Noah Kaiba, the biological son of Gozaburo Kaiba, and stepbrother to Seto and Mokuba. Noah had died (or, in the English dub, had his body "rendered useless") in a traffic accident when he was young, but his mind was preserved in the virtual world. He believes that, as Gozaburo's biological son, he is the true legitimate heir to KaibaCorp, and that he, not Seto, should be the one running the family business. How Noah enlists the help of the Big 5 is unclear, but it was implied that, as a result of the earlier encounter between them and the main characters, the minds of the Big 5 were similarly preserved in the virtual world (in the English dub, the Big 5 reveal that when Mythic Dragon — the monster at the end of the Legendary Heroes arc — was destroyed, so were their bodies, but not their minds). In the virtual world, each member of the Big 5 would use a different monster as their Deck Master and their personal avatar.

As the group enter the virtual world, however, they find themselves separated: Yugi in a forest near a lake, Téa Gardner in a canyon, Tristan Taylor, Serenity Wheeler, and Duke Devlin in and around a castle, Joey Wheeler in a mansion, and Seto and Mokuba Kaiba in another forest. Each of the separated groups, as it turns out, faced a different member of the Big 5.

Before facing the Big 5, some of the protagonists face their own perils in their respective parts of the virtual world. Joey is trapped exit inside the virtual mansion unable to get out no matter how many doors he opens. The same occurs for Duke and Tristan, who are unable to find an exit in the castle. However, by using some axes they take off of some suits of armor, they managed to hack through the walls and escape. Once they do, they reunite with Serenity, who is being chased by a virtual Mad Sword Beast. Though Tristan rescuers her and destroyed the duel monster, it is Duke that gets all the credit, much to Tristan’s ire.

Téa likewise faces her own perils in the virtual canyon. Forced to wander through it, she then finds her self being hunted by a virtual pack of Hitotsu-Me Giant hunters who belief her to be game to hunt. Téa attempts to flee, but the giants pursue and corner her, before finally incapacitating her. The giants then march back to their lair with one of them carrying the insensate girl off with them. Sometime after being brought to their cave, Téa regains consciousness and manages to escape before the Hitotsu-Me Giants can turn her into their dinner. Though she is nearly recaptured, the giants are killed when they fall into the raging river of a ravine when crossing a rope-bridge after her, which quickly gives out under their combined weight.

All throughout this time, Kaiba and Mokuba are forced to relive their past memories, including their hard childhood after their parents died (disappeared in the English Dub) causing them to be sent to an orphanage where they suffered mistreatment and loneliness. Their life changed however, when they were adopted by Gozaburo Kaiba, who took them in after Seto beat him in chess. It is revealed that during their time living under Gozaburo, that Kaiba was severely abused and had to go under intense and near constant education and training, in preparation for one day leading Kaiba Corps as Gozaburo’s heir.

"Kuriboh" using the effect of "Rainbow Blessing"

Gansley, a businessman with a penchant of quoting famous philosophers (in the original) or business acumen (in the English dub) would be the first to Duel, against arguably the strongest of any of the main characters - Yugi. Despite wanting to choose his trusted "Dark Magician", "Kuriboh" chooses itself as Yugi's Deck Master. Forced with this choice, Yugi proceeds to Duel. Gansley's strategy to defeat Yugi was simple - by using a supposedly invincible sacrifice-and-revive combination, he could force Yugi's monsters to attack Yugi directly, without fear of being harmed. Yet, Yugi is persistent, and eventually has the last laugh - by combining "Kuriboh" (who Gansley dismissed as "weak") and "Rainbow Blessing", Yugi could set up a play which could allow a monster to bypass Gansley's defenses, and attack Gansley directly, which he does to win the Duel, using "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight".

Crump as "Nightmare Penguin"

As Yugi proceeds to find a way to reunite with his friends, Crump manages to trap Téa into a Duel. Being a competent amateur player in her own right, she chooses a Deck of all-female monsters, including "Dark Magician Girl" as her Deck Master, to which Crump scoffs at, citing it as an unwise decision, thinking that "Dark Magician Girl" would not be effective without her male counterpart (in the English dub, this is replaced by remarks suggesting a perversion towards young girls). As an additional catch, whenever either Duelist lost Life Points, part of their body would be frozen, and encased in ice. Despite being at a disadvantage for most of the match, "Dark Magician Girl" eventually helped Téa by Summoning herself to the field and using her own Deck Master ability, allowing Téa to draw the "Sage's Stone" card. With that card, Téa Summoned "Dark Magician" from nearby Yugi's Deck (thus helping Yugi to find Téa) and win the Duel.

Joey is "on trial"

With Yugi and Téa reunited, the focus shifts to Johnson, who is slated to face Joey Wheeler. Believing he finally escaped the virtual world, and eager to get his hands on Yami Marik for what he did to Mai Valentine, Joey discovers that this was an elaborate trap set by Johnson, who proceeds to Duel him. Johnson manages to get the upper hand in the Duel through a combination of his Deck Master ability, "Clear the Courtroom" (which, at the cost of 1000 Life Points, cleared the field of all cards), as well as the illicit ability of manipulating the outcome of Joey's luck-based moves. Yet, just as it seems that Joey's luck was about to run out, Noah appears and insists that Johnson forfeit the Duel for cheating. Joey, in the spirit of a True Duelist, convinces Noah to let the match continue, knowing well that Johnson would not be able to cheat again, and eventually wins by outwitting Johnson at one of the mind games he claimed to be an expert at.

Nezbitt in his "Robotic Knight" form

Tristan Taylor, Duke Devlin, and Serenity Wheeler manage to find each other, yet they find themselves faced off against Nezbitt, who wants to take Serenity's body for his own. With Tristan and Duke willing to protect Serenity from harm, they try to convince Nezbitt that they should take her place, but he settles on a three-on-one Duel. Serenity, despite having never played in a Duel herself, and knowing little about the rules, is relieved that Tristan and Duke would help her along, but miscommunication between Tristan and Duke would ultimately cost Tristan his Deck Master. Crestfallen over Tristan's sacrifice, Duke manages to use his dice tricks and his signature monster, "Orgoth the Relentless", to buy some time. Convinced by her older brother (who had managed to find her) that she, too, must fight in the spirit of a True Duelist, Serenity vows to continue playing. Serenity would ultimately deal the final blow in the match, thanks to her Deck Master, "Goddess with the Third Eye", whose ability allowed her to Fusion Summon monsters without "Polymerization", using the remnants of Tristan's playing field.

Leichter uses "Jinzo" as his Deck Master

With Nezbitt having technically won Tristan's body, Nezbitt uses it to kidnap Mokuba, while Yugi and friends seek to restore Tristan, who now resides in the body of a robot monkey (which is actually a brown version of "Acrobat Monkey"). Kaiba, in pursuit of Nezbitt, encounters Leichter, the last member of the Big 5. Eager to put Leichter aside, Kaiba tries to use his "Crush Card Virus" strategy against him, only to fail as he realizes that Leichter's Deck Master was "Jinzo", which renders the opponent's Trap Cards useless. Combined with "Imperial Order", a card that rendered Magic Cards useless, this left Kaiba with only Monster Cards. Furthermore, Leichter would use "Satellite Cannon", a monster that could only be destroyed by Level 8 monsters or above, and whose power increased the longer it is in play (but only while attacking), in an attempt to ensure his victory. However, Kaiba manages to Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", a Level 8 monster, in time, and uses it to destroy "Satellite Cannon" and win the Duel.

Throughout the Duel, the viewers learn of how Seto took over KaibaCorp: In the Japanese version, on Seto's birthday, he and Mokuba were given 2% shares in KaibaCorp. In the English dub, Seto was given ten million dollars; quite how Mokuba acquired 2% of KaibaCorp is never explained. In the Japanese version, Seto had to return one hundred times the investment within one year, while in the English dub, he merely had to return ten times the investment. Seto had shown his cruel business tactics when he accomplished his feat in just one day, and with that task completed, he managed to get the Big 5 into transferring their shares of KaibaCorp to Seto, so that both Seto and Gozaburo had 49% of the company each. However, Seto had blamed Mokuba for leaking the information out to Gozaburo (when in fact it was Seto himself), making Seto's attempt fruitless. When it seemed that Gozaburo had won, Mokuba then threw a bombshell of his own: he'd never turn his back on his brother, and combined with Seto's 49%, his 2% would be enough to oust Gozaburo from power. It is not completely clear what happened to Gozaburo after this; in both the Japanese and English versions he 'disappears'.

Noah manages to capitalize on Seto blaming Mokuba, and convinces Mokuba through brainwashing that Noah is his true big brother, and that Seto was a nobody. This is part of his plan to slowly take everything Seto has of value from him, and the Big 5 was simply a tool for his means - by making a false promise of bodies, he could manipulate the Big 5 as he wished.

Fall of the Big 5

"Five-Headed Dragon" arises

Unaware of this, the Big 5 continued to try and take more bodies so that they would not have to share Tristan's, and manage to convince Yugi and Joey into a Duel with everyone's bodies on the line, in a winner-take-all duel. During this Duel, the Big 5 (who started with 8000 Life Points) manage to Summon their signature monster, "Mythic Dragon", by Tributing their five respective Deck Masters. However, it is destroyed by "Mirage Knight", a monster that was Summoned after Yugi and Joey were able to fuse "Dark Magician" and "Flame Swordsman" together (which were, respectively, Yugi and Joey's Deck Masters) to create "Dark Flare Knight", who destroyed itself by attacking "Five God Dragon" and taking no battle damage due to its effect, allowing "Mirage Knight" to be Summoned. The Duel, however, did not end, thanks to the Trap Card "A Deal with Dark Ruler", allowing the Big 5 to Summon a new Deck Master, "Berserk Dragon" - a monster that gradually weakened the longer it stayed on the field. After surviving a round of attacks, Joey, who the Big 5 thought was the weaker link of the two, and was allowed to survive on 300 Life Points, would set up "Dark Magician" by transforming him into "Dark Magician Knight" by using the Magic Card, "Knight's Title", allowing him to use his Deck Master's special ability (which, he explains, would only work on Warrior-Type monsters) and was able to transfer most of the ATK of "Flame Swordsman" directly to "Dark Magician Knight", which was enough to destroy "Berserk Dragon" and win the Duel.

Seven Turns of Heaven's Creation

With the Big 5 defeated, Noah banishes the five and takes matters into his own hands. He challenges Seto directly, fully intending to take his body in order to escape the virtual world, and claim the position that he believes he deserves. Noah tells Seto that he would win in seven turns, with each turn representing each of the seven days of creation (this detail, like all other religious references, was removed from the English dub). Despite Noah's choice of "Shinato's Ark" as his Deck Master, Seto manages to get into a position in which one of his monsters could attack either of Noah's two monsters and win the Duel. However, Mokuba suddenly appears to support Noah, effectively stopping Seto from attacking Noah's monsters for fear that Mokuba would be hurt.

Noah faces off against Kaiba

Because of this, Seto had effectively played into Noah's hands: Noah was never in any danger of losing the Duel, thanks to another of his Deck Master's abilities that gave him Life Points based on the number of discarded monsters. Now with the upper hand, Noah begins to take control of the Duel. Meanwhile, Seto attempts to get through to his brainwashed brother, to no avail. With one last hope, Seto Summons his "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", which manages to break Mokuba free of Noah's control. Yet, thanks to his Deck Master, Noah's Life Points continue to rise. Desperate, Seto uses "Last Turn" to force the Duel into one final winner-take-all Battle Phase. Seto chooses "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" to attack while Noah chooses his Deck Master to defend. Although "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" wins the battle, the destruction of "Shinato's Ark" allowed Noah to summon "Shinato, King of a Higher Plane", a more powerful monster that destroys "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", allowing Noah to win the Duel. As a token of his victory and his apparent worthiness of the title of head of KaibaCorp, Noah turns Seto and Mokuba to stone.

Yugi, however, is enraged over Noah's actions: had Seto not Tributed "Different Dimension Dragon", the Duel would have been a DRAW, since this dragon cannot be destroyed in battle (this was an error; "Different Dimension Dragon" can only be destroyed by monsters with less than 1900 ATK). Instead, "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" was Summoned so that Seto would save Mokuba (in the English dub, this detail was omitted - Yugi is enraged over how Seto had effectively been blackmailed by Noah earlier when he had used Mokuba as a human shield, especially after Noah himself chided Johnson for cheating in his duel with Joey). He challenges Noah to continue the Duel, with Yugi taking Seto's place. With Life Points being 7400-400 in favour of Noah, and no monsters on Seto Kaiba's side of the field (and no cards in his hand), Noah gladly accepts, intending to quickly win, and turn both Yugi and his friends to stone. Should Yugi win, however, he demands that everyone be set free from the virtual world.

Yugi inherits Kaiba's spirit and vows to defeat Noah

Having to Duel against a different kind of Duelist in Yugi, Noah uses Spirit Monsters, a type of monster that returns to the hand at the end of the turn, and the "Spring of Rebirth" Magic Card to attack Yugi and increase his own Life Points in the process. Although Yugi manages to use "Cyber Jar" to destroy all of Noah's monsters, including "Shinato, King of a Higher Plane" (which Seto forced Noah to Summon to the field as a result of Noah needing a target to declare as a defender for the effect of "Last Turn"), Noah uses another Deck Master ability to pull "Shinato, King of a Higher Plane" back to the sidelines, but with the caveat that Noah now cannot Summon "Shinato, King of a Higher Plane" back to the field for the remainder of the Duel. Because of his Spirit Monsters, "Spring of Rebirth", and another Deck Master ability, Noah's Life Points continue to accumulate to the point that Noah simply allows Yugi to directly attack him every turn - an effort that turned largely fruitless as Noah would manage to gain even more Life Points.

Being confident of himself, Noah offers Yugi a chance to forfeit the Duel, but for every turn that Yugi continues to play in which Noah is not defeated, one of Yugi's friends would be turned into stone. With time running out, Yugi ends up in a situation where he has 100 Life Points to Noah's 10,000, facing off against Noah's most powerful Spirit Monster (which stayed on the field due to a Magic Card), with nothing on the field and no cards in his hand. Worse, all of his friends are eventually turned turned to stone. It seemed all but lost for Yugi, when he is reminded that even though all of his friends (Seto and Mokuba included) are turned to stone, they are still there in spirit to cheer him on. With a new-found confidence, Yugi draws "Card of Sanctity", allowing Yugi to draw six cards. With these six cards, he revives Seto Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and fuses it with the two "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" he has drawn to form "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon", and he uses his fifth card, "Quick Attack", to allow "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" to attack Noah's monster immediately. He then uses his final card, "De-Fusion", to split "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" back into three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons", and attacks directly with all three, winning the Duel.

Escape from the Virtual World

Gozaburo Kaiba reveals himself

With the Duel won, Yugi demands that Noah free everyone from the virtual world. However, Noah reveals to everyone that, in the process of entering the virtual world, they were all knocked out and placed in virtual reality pods. Everyone is later shocked to find that it was Gozaburo, or at least, a digitized copy thereof, who had attempted to trap everyone in a complicated plan to take over the world by trapping everyone in the virtual world (in the Japanese version, Gozaburo was going to use missiles positioned in space to manipulate the world to his will). Desperate to tell the world of Gozaburo's impending atrocity, they are determined more than ever to escape the virtual world. With Noah willing to help Yugi and company despite his duplicity, they follow him to a large door that was said to be a secret backdoor that Gozaburo had not discovered and closed. However, Noah's true colors are revealed as they trap Yugi and friends within their own recent memories, although all would eventually free themselves from the trap.

Meanwhile, Noah and Mokuba discover a virtual replica of Domino, in which Noah tricks Mokuba in order to escape the virtual world in Mokuba's body. Noah (as Mokuba) then aims a missile-armed satellite in order to destroy the undersea fortress (and thus the virtual world), and proceeds to leave on a helicopter alone. However, once there, he experiences a change of heart due to Mokuba's willingness to forgive Noah (and even helps convince Seto to find a way to create a new, if somewhat artificial, body for Noah), and proceeds back into the fortress, only to find the satellite controls having been destroyed by Yami Marik. With only 60 minutes until the fortress is destroyed, Noah begins working on a way to save everyone.

Meanwhile, Seto, being too smart to fall for their trap, proceeds to the virtual KaibaCorp headquarters, where Gozaburo waited. Gozaburo challenges Seto to a Duel to see who was worthier of running KaibaCorp (similar to how Seto had played chess with him as a child). Gozaburo quickly finds a way to discard the five pieces of "Exodia the Forbidden One" (using "Painful Choice") in order to Summon "Exodia Necross", a monster which, as long as the five pieces of "Exodia the Forbidden One" were in the Graveyard, it is immune to virtually every card (The Left Leg, Right Leg, and Left Arm granted Necross immunities to Magic Cards, Trap Cards, and Monster Effects respectively) and grew more powerful with every battle it was involved in (Exodia's Head prevented it from being destroyed from a monster attack while the Right Arm ensured that its ATK increased by 1000 points whenever it engaged in battle).

Although Exodia Necross seemed unstoppable, Seto realized that, like himself with "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" so long ago - ironically before his defeat at the hands of Exodia, Gozaburo is using the power of only one monster, believing that it alone would win the battle for him. By using the "Soul Demolition" Trap Card, Seto manages to remove the five parts of Exodia from play from Gozaburo's Graveyard, weakening it so that "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" could destroy it and win the Duel.

As the countdown to impact reaches eight minutes, Joey, Tristan, Téa, Duke, and Serenity manage to escape the virtual world thanks to Noah's help, but Noah asks Yugi to stay behind to help save Seto. With everyone safely out, Noah then proceeds to put himself back in the Virtual Reality pod in order to save Mokuba and trap Gozaburo in the virtual world. Yugi and company make it back to the airship, which escapes just in time to avoid being destroyed by the missile.

The airship proceeds towards the Battle City finals, completing the originally-planned trip. Meanwhile, Mokuba mourns for the stepbrother that he only briefly knew.


Screenshot Number Names Japanese air date English air date
Yugioh098.png Episode 98 Japanese 未知なる挑戦者 巨大機動要塞浮上!
(Michinaru Chōsensha Kyodai Kidō Yōsai Fujō!)
12 March 2002 1 November 2003
The Unknown Challenger - The Giant Mobile Fortress Surfaces!
English A Virtual Nightmare
Yugioh099.png Episode 99 Japanese デッキマスター 深海の戦士
(Dekki Masutā Shinkai no Senshi)
19 March 2002 8 November 2003
Deck Master - Deepsea Warrior
English Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 1
Yugioh100.png Episode 100 Japanese 恐怖の再生コンボ
(Kyōfu no Saisei Konbo)
26 March 2002 8 November 2003
Dreadful Regeneration Combo
English Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 2
Yugioh101.png Episode 101 Japanese 反撃のレインボーアーチ
(Hangeki no Reinbō Āchi)
2 April 2002 15 November 2003
Counteroffensive Rainbow Arch
English Isolated In Cyber Space, Part 3
Yugioh102.png Episode 102 Japanese 氷上の決闘 狙われた杏子
(Hyōjō no Dyueru Nerawareta Anzu)
16 April 2002 15 November 2003
Duel on Ice - Anzu is Targeted
English Freeze Play, Part 1
Yugioh103.png Episode 103 Japanese 輝け! 賢者の宝石
(Kagayake! Kenja no Hōseki)
23 April 2002 22 November 2003
Shine! Sage's Jewel
English Freeze Play, Part 2
Yugioh104.png Episode 104 Japanese デッキマスター ジャッジマンの裁き
(Dekki Masutā Jajjiman no Sabaki)
30 April 2002 22 November 2003
Deck Master Judge Man's Judgment
English Courtroom Chaos, Part 1
Yugioh105.png Episode 105 Japanese 勝利への賭け
(Shōri e no Kake)
7 May 2002 29 November 2003
Gamble to Victory
English Courtroom Chaos, Part 2
Yugioh106.png Episode 106 Japanese 男の花道 本田玉砕
(Otoko no Hanamichi Honda Gyokusai)
14 May 2002 29 November 2003
A Man's Path - Honda's Honorable Defeat
English Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1
Yugioh107.png Episode 107 Japanese 聖女ジャンヌ三位一体の攻撃
(Seijo Jannu Sanmi Ittai no Kōgeki)
21 May 2002 6 December 2003
Saint Jeanne's Trinity Attack
English Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2
Yugioh108.png Episode 108 Japanese さらわれたモクバ 海馬vsサイコショッカー
(Sarawareta Mokuba Kaiba Vāsasu Saiko Shokkā)
28 May 2002 13 December 2003
Kidnapped Mokuba - Kaiba vs. Psycho Shocker
English Settling the Score, Part 1
Yugioh109.png Episode 109 Japanese 宇宙からの攻撃 サテライトキャノン
(Uchū kara no Kōgeki Sateraito Kyanon)
4 June 2002 20 December 2003
Attack from Outer Space - Satellite Cannon
English Settling the Score, Part 2
Yugioh110.png Episode 110 Japanese 深まる謎 乃亜の正体
(Fumaru Nazo Noa no Shōtai)
11 June 2002 10 January 2004
A Deepening Mystery - Noa's True Identity
English Noah's Secret
Yugioh111.png Episode 111 Japanese ビッグ5の逆襲
(Biggu Faibu no Gyakushū)
18 June 2002 17 January 2004
Big 5's Counterattack
English Merger of the Big Five, Part 1
Yugioh112.png Episode 112 Japanese 狙われた城之内 勝利への連係プレー
(Nerawareta Jōnōchi Shōri e Renkei Purē)
25 June 2002 24 January 2004
The Targeted Jonouchi - Teamwork Play toward Victory
English Merger of the Big Five, Part 2
DM 113.png Episode 113 Japanese 倒せ! ファイブゴッドドラゴン
(Taose! Faibu Goddo Doragon)
2 July 2002 31 January 2004
Defeat It! Five God Dragon
English Merger of The Big Five, Part 3
Yugioh114.png Episode 114 Japanese 乃亜vs瀬人 天地創造の決闘
(Noa Vāsasu Seto Tenchisōzō no Dyueru)
16 July 2002 7 February 2004
Noa vs. Seto - The Duel of Heaven and Earth's Creation
English Brothers in Arms, Part 1
Yugioh115.png Episode 115 Japanese 無敵デッキマスター 奇跡の箱舟
(Muteki Dekki Masutā Kiseki no Hakobune)
23 July 2002 14 February 2004
Invincible Deck Master - Miraculous Ark
English Brothers in Arms, Part 2
Yugioh116.png Episode 116 Japanese モクバを救え! 運命の第七ターン
(Mokuba wo Sukue! Unmei no Dainana Tān)
30 July 2002 21 February 2004
Save Mokuba! The Fated Seventh Turn
English Brothers in Arms, Part 3
Yugioh117.png Episode 117 Japanese 引き継ぎし山札 遊戯vs乃亜
(Hikitsugi Dekki Yūgi Vāsasu Noa)
6 August 2002 28 February 2004
Inherited Deck - Yugi vs. Noa
English Noah's Final Threat, Part 1
Yugioh118.png Episode 118 Japanese LP 10000vs100!!
(Raifu Pointo Man Vāsasu Hyaku!!)
18 August 2002 6 March 2004
LP 10,000 vs. 100!!
English Noah's Final Threat, Part 2
Yugioh119.png Episode 119 Japanese 海馬家の闇
(Kaibake no Yami)
20 August 2002 20 March 2004
Darkness of the Kaiba Family
English So Close Yet So Far
Yugioh120.png Episode 120 Japanese エクゾディア・ネクロス
(Ekuzodia Nekurosu)
27 August 2002 3 April 2004
Exodia Necross
English Burying The Past - Part 1
Yugioh121.png Episode 121 Japanese 脱出!!
27 August 2002 17 April 2004
English Burying the Past - Part 2

Featured Duels

Duel # Episode(s) Duelist #1 vs Duelist #2 Winner LP #1 LP #2 Turns
1 098 Simulated Seto Kaiba vs. Total Defense Shogun Total Defense Shogun 4000 (Deck Master Destroyed) 3000 1
2 099-101 Gansley vs. Yami Yugi Yami Yugi 0 400 10
3 102-103 Téa Gardner vs. Crump Téa Gardner 750 0 15
4 104-105 Johnson vs. Joey Wheeler Joey Wheeler 0 600 13
5 106-107 Serenity Wheeler
+ Tristan Taylor
+ Duke Devlin
vs. Nezbitt Serenity Wheeler
+ Duke Devlin
2100-850 (Deck Master Destroyed)-150 1100 (Deck Master Destroyed) 16
6 108-109 Leichter vs. Seto Kaiba Seto Kaiba 0 300 16
7 111-113 The Big Five vs. Joey Wheeler
+ Yami Yugi
Joey Wheeler
+ Yami Yugi
600 (Deck Master Destroyed) 300-1000 24
8 114-116 Seto Kaiba vs. Noah Kaiba Noah Kaiba (Last Turn) 400 7400 18
9 117-119 (continued) Yami Yugi vs. Noah Kaiba Yami Yugi 100 0 41
10 120-121 Gozaburo Kaiba vs. Seto Kaiba Seto Kaiba 0 100 10