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

Prior Events

Seto Kaiba goes back to the Duel Tower to give Yami Yugi the card he planned to use against Yami Marik, "Fiend's Sanctuary". He shuffled it into his deck and the final duel of Battle City begins.

Before they start, Yami Marik has a surprise for Yami Yugi, a special shadow game just for them: In this shadow game, Yami Yugi and Yami Marik are seperated from their hosts, Yugi Muto and Marik Ishtar respectively, and like Yami Bakura's Duel with Yami Marik, whenever a duelists loses life points a piece of their host will be lost to the shadows. As Yami Marik is an alter ego of Marik he will stay but the Pharaoh is a spirit and with no host he will disappear forever. He also reminds the Pharaoh of someone else: Mai Valentine, whose memories are nearly gone. Yami Yugi accepts the stakes.

The duel proceeds.

Featured Duel: Yami Marik vs. Yami Yugi

Turn 1: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Vampiric Leech" and subsequently Normal Summons it (500/1200) in Attack Position. "Vampiric Leech" then attacks directly via its own effect (Yugi 4000 → 3500). Yami Marik then activates "Vampiric Leech's second effect, discarding "The Winged Dragon of Ra" to switch "Vampiric Leech" to Defense Position. Yami Marik's hand is shown to contain "Dark Spell Regeneration", "Juragedo", "Zombie's Jewel", and "Vengeful Bog Spirit". Yami Marik Sets a card.

Turn 2: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Exchange". He then Normal Summons "Queen's Knight" (1500/1600) in Attack Position. "Queen's Knight" attacks and destroys "Vampiric Leech". Yami Yugi Sets two cards.

Turn 3: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws. He then Normal Summons "Juragedo" (1700/1300) in Attack Position. "Juragedo" attacks and destroys "Queen's Knight" (Yugi 3500 → 3300). Yami Marik then Sets two cards.

Turn 4: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. Yami Marik then activates his face-down "Left Arm Offering" to discard his entire hand and add "Monster Reborn" from his Deck to his hand. Yami Yugi then activates his face-down "Exchange" to force both players to take one card from their opponent's hand; Yami Yugi takes "Monster Reborn" from Marik's hand while Yami Marik takes " De-Fusion" from Yami Yugi's hand. (Other cards that were shown in Yugi's hand at this point include "King's Knight", "Kuriboh", and "Ragnarok".)

Yami Yugi then activates "Monster Reborn" to revive "Queen's Knight" (1500/1600) in Attack Position. Yami Yugi then Normal Summons "King's Knight" (1600/1400) in Attack Position. Since "Queen's Knight was on the field when "King's Knight" was summoned, the effect of "King's Knight" activates, allowing Yami Yugi to Special Summon "Jack's Knight" (1900/1000) in Attack Position.

Turn 5: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws. He then Sets a card (Yugi's "De-Fusion"). Yami Marik then activates "Card of Sanctity" to make him and Yugi draw until they both have six cards in their hand (Yami Marik draws six cards, while Yami Yugi draws four cards). Yami Marik then switches "Juragedo" to Defense Position.

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Slifer the Sky Dragon". Aside from "Slifer", Yami Yugi's hand contains "Ragnarok", "Kuriboh", "Dark Magician Girl", "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts", "Magical Dimension", and "Dark Magician". Yami Yugi then Tributes "Queen's Knight", "King's Knight" and "Jack's Knight" in order to Tribute Summon "Slifer the Sky Dragon" (X000/X000) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of of "Slifer", it gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each card in Yami Yugi's hand. He currently has six ("Slifer the Sky Dragon": 0 → 6000/0 → 6000).

"Slifer" attacks "Juragedo", but Marik activates his face-down "Dark Spell Regeneration" to activate the "Monster Reborn" from Yugi's Graveyard as his card, allowing Marik to revive "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (?/?) in Defense Position. Yami Marik then transforms "The Winged Dragon of Ra" into Egyptian God Phoenix (0/0).

Yami Yugi has 3300 Life Points remaining and controls "Slifer the Sky Dragon" (6000/6000) in Attack Position and one set card.

Yami Marik has 4000 Life Points remaining and controls "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (0/0) as Egyptian God Phoenix in Attack Position and three set cards.

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yami Marik has just managed to Special Summon "The Winged Dragon of Ra" in Phoenix Mode. Since a monster was summoned on Yami Marik's side of the field, the second mouth effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon"' activates, which would lower the ATK of "The Winged Dragon of Ra" by 2000, but it doesn't work as the second mouth effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon" can't affect "The Winged Dragon of Ra" while it's in Phoenix Mode.

Yami Marik then activates the effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra" to pay 1000 Life Points (Marik 4000 → 3000) to attack and destroy "Slifer the Sky Dragon". "The Winged Dragon of Ra" then returns to Marik's Graveyard. Yami Marik then activates his face-down "Zombie's Jewel" to add "Monster Reborn" from Yugi's Graveyard to his hand and allow Yami Yugi to draw a card (Aside from "Monster Reborn", Yami Marik's hand is shown to contain "Bait Doll" and "Mask of Remnants".) Without looking at it, Yami Yugi sets the card he drew (NOTE: Ishizu mentally reveals the card is "Fiend's Sanctuary", the card Seto gave Yugi before the Duel started.)

Turn 7: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws. He then activates "Monster Reborn" to revive "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (0/0) in Attack Position. Yami Marik then pays all but 1 of his Life Points (Yami Marik 3000 → 1), in order to activate the second effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", increasing its ATK and DEF by the total amount of Life Points paid ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 0 → 2999/0 → 2999). This effectively "fuses" Yami Marik with Ra. Yami Marik then Tributes "Juragedo" in order to activate another effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", transferring the tributed monster's ATK and DEF to itself, i.e. increasing "Ra's" ATK/DEF by the total amount of ATK/DEF tributed ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 2999 → 4699/2999 → 4299).

"The Winged Dragon of Ra" attacks directly, but Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Fiend's Sanctuary" to Special Summon a "Metal Fiend Token" (0/0) in Attack Position. Yami Yugi explains to Yami Marik that this token will block Yami Marik's attack and when it does, any Battle Damage inflicted to Yami Yugi will be redirected to Yami Marik instead. Yami Marik activates his face-down "De-Fusion" in order to separate himself from "The Winged Dragon of Ra" and stop the attack. By doing so, the ATK of "Ra" is added back to Yami Marik's Life Points (Yami Marik 1 → 4700). "The Winged Dragon of Ra" then returns to Yami Marik's Graveyard since it was revived. Yami Marik then Sets a card.

Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. On Yami Yugi's Standby Phase, he pays 1000 Life Points (Yugi 3300 → 2300) to keep his "Metal Fiend Token" on the field. Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Multiply" to Special Summon two more "Metal Fiend Tokens" (0/0) in Attack Position. He then Tributes his three "Metal Fiend Tokens" in order to Tribute Summon "Obelisk the Tormentor" (4000/4000) in Attack Position. "Obelisk the Tormentor" attacks directly.

Yami Yugi has 2300 Life Points remaining and controls "Obelisk the Tormentor (4000/4000) in Attack Position and no set cards.

Yami Marik has 4700 Life Points remaining and controls two set cards.

Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi has just attacked directly with "Obelisk the Tormentor" (Yami Marik 4700 → 700). Since he just lost over half of his Life Points in Battle Damage, Yami Marik activates his face-down "Metal Reflect Slime", which Special Summons a "Slime Token" with DEF equal to 3/4 the ATK, and the appearance, of the opponent's attacking monster, which Yami Marik dubs "Egyptian God Slime" (0/3000). Yami Yugi Sets a card ("Magical Dimension").

Turn 9: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Revival Jam". Aside from "Revival Jam", the other cards that are in Yami Marik's hand include "Jam Defender", "Polymerization", "Swallowtail Spike Lizard", "Class System", "Bait Doll", and "The Mask of Remnants". Yami Marik then Normal Summons "Revival Jam" (1500/500) in Defense Position. He then activates "Polymerization" to fuse the "Slime Token" with "Revival Jam" in order to Fusion Summon "Egyptian God Slime" (?/?) in Defense Position. Due to the effect of "Egyptian God Slime", its ATK and DEF become equal to the DEF of "Metal Reflect Slime" ("Egyptian God Slime": ? → 3000/? → 3000). It is also treated as "Revival Jam" while face-up on the field.

Turn 10: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws "Big Shield Gardna" and subsequently Normal Summons it (100/2600) in Defense Position. "Obelisk the Tormentor" attacks and destroys "Egyptian God Slime". Yami Marik activates the effect of "Egyptian God Slime", now fused with "Revival Jam", to revive itself (3000/3000) in Defense Position.

Turn 11: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws. He then Sets a card and Normal Summons "Bowganian" (1300/1000) in Defense Position. While this monster is face-up, Yugi will take 300 damage during each of his End Phases.

Turn 12: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws a card and subsequently sets it ("Soul Taker"). He then Tributes "Big Shield Gardna" in order to Tribute Summon "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) in Attack Position. "Dark Magician Girl" attacks "Bowganian", but Marik activates his face-down "Jam Defender", which redirects the attack to "Egyptian God Slime" since it's fused with "Revival Jam". The attack fails (Yami Yugi 2300 → 1300). On the End Phase, the effect of "Bowganian" activates (Yami Yugi 1300 → 1000).

Turn 13: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Mining for Magical Stones" and subsequently activates it to discard two cards and add "Monster Reborn" from his Graveyard to his hand, however Yami Marik is forbidden from activating the returned card this turn.

While this is happening, Odion awakens from his coma and, though injured, heads to the top of the tower.

Yami Yugi has 1000 Life Points remaining and controls "Obelisk the Tormentor" (4000/4000) and "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) in Attack Position and two set cards.

Yami Marik has 700 Life Points remaining and controls "Egyptian God Slime" (3000/3000) and "Bowganian" (1000/700) in Defense Position and "Jam Defender".

Turn 13: Yami Marik
Yami Marik has just managed to take "Monster Reborn" back from his Graveyard via "Mining for Magical Stones". He then Sets a card and Normal Summons "Swallowtail Spike Lizard" (1900/700) in Defense Position. As long as it remains in Defense Position, Marik will gain 1000 Life Points during each of his Standby Phases.

Turn 14: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Normal Summons "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" (1500/1200) in Defense Position and Sets two cards. On Yami Yugi's End Phase, the effect of "Bowganian" activates (Yugi 1000 → 700).

Turn 15: Yami Marik
Yami Marik draws "Surprise Attack from Beyond". On Yami Marik's Standby Phase, the effect of "Swallowtail Spike Lizard" activates (Marik 700 → 1700). Yami Marik activates "Monster Reborn" to revive "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (0/0) in Attack Position.

Marik then transforms "The Winged Dragon of Ra" into Egyptian God Phoenix. Yami Marik then activates the Egyptian God Phoenix effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra" to pay 1000 Life Points (Marik 1700 → 700) and attack and destroy "Obelisk the Tormentor", but Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Monster Reborn" to revive "Slifer the Sky Dragon" (X000 → 2000/X000 → 2000) in Defense Position and use its effect - when it is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, "Slifer" will be the attack target. The "Egyptian Phoenix" effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra" then destroys "Slifer the Sky Dragon". "The Winged Dragon of Ra" then returns to Marik's Graveyard in its normal form.

Marik activates "Surprise Attack from Beyond" to allow himself to repeat his Battle Phase and Special Summon "The Winged Dragon of Ra" from his Graveyard (0/0) in Attack Position. "The Winged Dragon of Ra" is now in its normal form. Yami Marik then pays all but 1 of his Life Points (Marik 700 → 1) in order to activate the second effect of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", increasing its ATK and DEF by the total amount of Life Points payed ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 0 → 699/0 → 699). This effectively "fuses" Marik with Ra.

Yami Yugi then activates his face-down "Soul Taker" to increase Yami Marik's Life Points by 1000 (Marik 1 → 1001) and allow Yami Yugi to use one of Marik's monsters as a Tribute immediately. He chooses "Egyptian God Slime" and, according to Battle City Rules, a Fusion Monster is treated as a number of Tribute Monsters equal to its number of Fusion Material Monsters. Yami Yugi then Tributes "Egyptian God Slime" (since it is treated as a double Tribute) in order to activate the first effect of "Obelisk the Tormentor" and make its ATK and DEF infinite as well as allow it to attack even though it is Yami Marik's Battle Phase.

Yami Marik tributes "Bowganian" and "Swallowtail Spike Lizard" and pays all but 1 of his Life Points (Marik 1001 → 1), in order to increase the ATK and DEF of "The Winged Dragon of Ra" by the total amount of ATK/DEF and Life Points tributed/payed ("The Winged Dragon of Ra": 699 → 3899 → 4899/699 → 2399 → 3399). Yami Marik then activates his face-down "Class System" to negate the attack made by "Obelisk" as its Level isn't higher than the Level of "The Winged Dragon of Ra".

"The Winged Dragon of Ra" attacks "Obelisk the Tormentor", but Yami Yugi activates his face-down "Magical Dimension" to Tribute "Obelisk the Tormentor" and "Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts" in order to Special Summon "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. Since "Obelisk" has left the field, the attack made by "The Winged Dragon of Ra" is negated as it has lost its original target. Yami Yugi is about to activate his face-down "Ragnarok", which will remove "The Winged Dragon of Ra" from play.

Yami Yugi has 700 Life Points remaining and controls "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) and "Dark Magician Girl" in Attack Position and "Ragnarok".

Yami Marik has 1 Life Point remaining and controls "The Winged Dragon of Ra" (4899/3399) in Attack Position and "Jam Defender".

Turn 15: Marik
At this point, Odion arrives and helps the real Marik partly regain control over Yami Marik. Yami Yugi removes from play all monsters in his hand, Deck and Graveyard in order to activate "Ragnarok", which removes from play all of Yami Marik's monsters.

This is showcased by the spirits of all of Yami Yugi's monsters, aside from "Dark Magician" and "Dark Magician Girl". To grab hold of the "Winged Dragon of Ra" and banish it from the playing field, with Yami Marik still attached to it.

Since Yami Marik was fused with "The Winged Dragon of Ra" at the time it was removed from play, a large part of him is also banished, allowing the real Marik to regain control of his body.

Yami Marik returned yet only his eye remained, now that the tables have turned. Marik is now in control and his alter-ego is now the victim.

Marik Surrenders the Duel, banishing Yami Marik once and for all (Marik 1 → 0).

Aftermath

Yami Marik is banished to the Shadow Realm, and the real Marik thanks the Pharaoh for saving him from himself. Yugi Muto returns to his body and is declared the winner of the Battle City Tournament.

Mokuba Kaiba informs Yugi as the winner he gets the rares card from his opponent's deck. As Marik is about to give him the ""Winged Dragon of Ra", he tells Yugi that everyone who was banished to the shadow realm by his dark half will return. He then gives Yugi the third Egyptian God card, "The Winged Dragon of Ra". He also shows the Pharaoh an exact replica of the stone tablet from the Domino Museum inscribed on his back, and gives the Pharaoh the Millennium Rod and the Millennium Ring.

Seto informs them that now that the Battle City Tournament is officially over they will have to depart, because in one hour the island will blow up.

Inside Kaiba Craft 3, Joey enters Mai's room to see if she woke up. Serenity Wheeler tells him she hasn't. Joey begins to cry, but then, Mai opens one of her eyes and she and Serenity start giggling. As it turns out, Mai had revived, with her memories of all her friends intact, including Téa Gardner, and she wanted to pull a little prank on Joey, with Serenity's help. Elsewhere, they hear someone eating food in the kitchen. As it turns out, it was Bakura Ryou, who was also brought back.

In the tower, the Kaiba brothers activate the tower's self destruct mechanism by inserting their pendants.

In the blimp, the two escorts try to reactivate Kaiba Craft 3 but the engines are completely dead. The gang searches for the Kaiba brothers but they are nowhere to be found. They're about to go back when Duke and Bakura relay the bad news. Joey freaks out until he notices the chopper that was going to transport him when he was unconscious, so everyone abandons the blimp in favor of the chopper.

As they leave they notice Kaiba and Mokuba flying in a Blue-Eyes designed jet.

Back at the city, Ishizu Ishtar and Marik thank Yami Yugi for saving him from the latter's dark side, and they and Odion depart. Duke and Mai also leave.

The next morning, Yugi meets Joey, with the latter saying there was one more duel left for something that belongs to him.

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