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"Duel With a Ghoul", known as "Back from the Dead! Magical Silk Hat" in the Japanese version, is the ninth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. It first aired in Japan on June 13, 2000 and in the United States on November 24, 2001.

Yugi must Duel a doppelgänger of Kaiba, created from the greed and power Yugi wiped from Kaiba's soul. However, with his best cards resting at the bottom of the ocean, Yugi must discover a new strategy if he's to survive fake Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes White Dragons".


Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Ghost Kaiba[]

Turn 1: Ghost Kaiba
Ghost Kaiba Normal Summons "Hitotsu-Me Giant" (1200/1000) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Yami Yugi
Yugi Normal Summons "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "Hitotsu-Me Giant" (Ghost Kaiba: 2000 → 700 LP).

Turn 3: Ghost Kaiba
Ghost Kaiba draws. He then Normal Summons "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position and Sets a card.

Turn 4: Yami Yugi
Yugi draws. He then switches "Dark Magician" to Defense Position and Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Defense Position.

Turn 5: Ghost Kaiba
Ghost Kaiba draws. He then activates his face-down "Defense Paralysis", which switches Yugi's monsters to Attack Position. While "Defense Paralysis" is face-up, Yugi may not play monsters in Defense Position. "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys "Curse of Dragon" (Yugi: 2000 → 1000 LP).

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yugi draws. He then activates "Magical Hats" to hide "Dark Magician" in one of four "Hats".

Turn 7: Ghost Kaiba
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks a "Hat".

Duel continues in the next episode.

Differences in adaptations[]

  • When Pegasus and Croquet are watching the confrontation on the computer screen from the castle hall, wine is seen in the background (JPN version), which was changed to fruit juice (US version).
  • When Kaiba enters the control room, most of the text in the Japanese version is erased or replaced with some kind of symbol.
  • Seto's supercomputer had a sense of humor in the dub. In the Japanese, it was entirely formal, only stating matters relating to the issue at hand.

Featured cards[]

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.



  1. This was played as a Magic Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 This card is shown in a Duel that Kaiba was observing through his computer