"Mark of the Spider, Part 2", known in Japan as "The Truth from Seventeen Years Ago, The Hidden Trap of the Dark Signers" is the forty-sixth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on February 18, 2009 and in the United States on August 15, 2009.
Lowering the gain of counters
Trudge and Martha dash through the streets in search of Taka, John, and Mitch. Taka, alone in a building, worries about being separated from the other two, while John and Mitch fear for their lives as they bear witness to Yusei’s Shadow Duel with Roman.
Roman begins his turn and 1 of the fires lights up on "Altar of the Bound God" as it gains its first Earthbound Immortal Counter. Roman Summons "Grand Spider" in Defense Mode. Yusei becomes anxious as the number of Defense Mode monsters dictates the amount of counters the Altar gains. Roman Sets 1 card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.
Yusei begins his turn and analyzes the situation; he needs to lessen the amount of Roman’s Defense Mode monsters, but if he does that by destroying them in battle, "Spider Web" will switch his monster to Defense Mode.
Yusei uses the effect of "Road Fighter" to Special Summon "Speed Warrior" from his Deck. Using the effect of "Grand Spider", Roman switches "Speed Warrior" to Defense Mode. With 3 monsters in Defense Position, Akiza worries that Roman will be able to Summon his Earthbound Immortal next turn. Yusei activates "Advance Draw", Releasing "Road Fighter" and drawing "Iron Resolve" and "Turret Warrior". Roman sees this as a desperate move to lessen the amount of Defense Mode monsters. Yusei then Releases "Speed Warrior" to Special Summon "Turret Warrior", whose ATK rises to 2100. Using its "Revolving Shot" attack, Yusei has "Turret Warrior" attack "Grand Spider". "Spider Web" switches "Turret Warrior" to Defense Mode. Yusei Sets 1 card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn, having reduced the number of Defense monsters to 1.
Trudge and Martha arrive at the flaming geoglyph and enter a building to get a better view. Inside they see that Yusei dueling Roman and then spot John and Mitch inside the geoglyph. Akiza calls up to Martha and Trudge to warn them that the boys will be sacrificed if the Earthbound Immortal gets Summoned. Martha starts to panic and yells at Yusei to stop playing around and save the children.
The Earthbound Immortal
Roman begins his turn and the second flame lights up on the Altar. He compliments Yusei on stopping him getting all 4 counters this turn, but activates "Offerings to the Bound Deity", which places the final 2 counters on the Altar at the cost of half his Life Points. Roman’s Life Points drop to 1700. The Shrine implodes and blasts a purple beam into the sky. Inside the beam the Earthbound Immortal heart appears and begins to beat as it sucks up the black fog. Roman explains that the black fog contains the souls of the Satellite residents, which he is now using to Summon his Immortal.
Yusei starts to sweat and looks over to John and Mitch, who begin to transfigure into purple light. As everyone starts to worry that it’s too late for the boys, Jack appears on the scene on his Duel Runner. He ramps through the flames and makes his way over to the boys. He exits his Runner and puts his arms over the boys. His birthmark emits a bubble which protects the boys.
Roman calls forth his Earthbound Immortal, "Uru". A large black and glowing red spider rises up from a sea of purple flames. Uru stands behind Roman and higher than all nearby buildings. Leo, Luna, Mina and Blister appear on a nearby rooftop to witness the Duel. Jack tells Yusei to hurry up and crush the Dark Signer. (In the dub, while explaining Earthbound Immortal Uru's effect, there is a blank card that has a silhouette of "Gladiator Beast Samnite" on it.)
Roman laughs at their naivety with regards to facing an Earthbound Immortal. The Earthbound Immortal stands above all else, he says, just like the ultimate energy Ener-D. He fins it amusing to be facing none other than Dr. Fudo’s son. Yusei questions Roman about how he knows his father and learns that Roman, along with his brother Rex Goodwin were his assistants at R.R.D.. Roman tells Yusei that it was Dr. Fudo who ordered the development on the Ener-D Reactor be stopped, due to the dangers associated with its negative rotations. Their sponsors and New Domino wouldn’t allow that and placed Roman in charge of the project. After that, the Zero Reverse happened. Yusei asks Roman if he intentionally set off that explosion. Roman laughs and replies "who knows". Yusei loses his patience and demands Roman to answer why he did it and what went on between Roman, Goodwin and his father.
Roman says Yusei doesn’t have enough time to hear the answer and orders "Earthbound Immortal Uru" to attack Yusei directly.
"Uru" attacks Yusei, using its "Hell Thread" attack, which Roman believes will finish Yusei off. However Yusei activates his Trap, "Iron Resolve", paying half his Life Points to reduce the damage from the attack to 0 and end the Battle Phase. Roman Sets 1 card in is Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.
The building Martha and Trudge are in begins to shake. Trudge grabs Martha before she falls over and hears Taka cry out overhead. The two of them make their way up to the roof, where they find Taka.
The rooftop slopes down, with Taka on the lower end and Trudge and Martha at the higher part. Martha begins to climb down and makes her way to the boy. Taka apologizes, but Martha says its okay, as he must be brave in order to join Security. Trudge reaches out his hand and helps Taka into the doorway, but Martha slips and slides to the other end of the roof. She tries to climb back up, but slides down again. She shakes her head and smiles realizing that she can’t escape. Trudge tells her not to give up, but Martha calls back, telling him to take care of Takuya, he is his hero after all. Trudge admits that he’s no hero as he would often insult people from Satellite.
Yusei and Jack call up to Martha. She shouts down to them that have been such good boys and she’s sure that they will build the bridge between the city and Satellite. She then slides down and falls off the edge of the building. Before hitting the ground, her body transfigures into a blob of light, which is sucked into the Earthbound Immortal.
Trudge and Taka begin to slip down the roof, prompting everyone to tell Yusei to hurry up and win the Duel. Roman laughs that this in incredibly delightful. Enraged, Yusei says he can never forgive Roman and begins his turn.
Yusei Summons "Junk Synchron" and uses its effect to revive "Turbo Booster". Tuning "Junk Synchron" and "Turret Warrior", he Synchro Summons "Stardust Dragon". Roman teases the lower ATK of "Stardust Dragon", but with the wishes of his friends and Martha hanging in this Duel, Yusei swears he’ll defeat Roman. Since the effect of "Uru" disallows it being selected as an attack target, Yusei can attack Roman directly. With its "Shooting Sonic" attack, "Stardust Dragon" attacks Roman. Roman activates "Spider Egg", negating the attack and Special Summoning 3 "Spider Tokens". Yusei Sets a card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.
On the rooftop, Trudge manages to make it back to the doorway with Taka and reports to Yusei. Yusei nods and turns to Roman, saying all that’s left now is to defeat him.
Roman laughs and changes into a purple glow, as he replaces himself with Rally. Rally stands motionless, bearing the spider dark mark and holding Roman’s Duel Disk. Yusei starts to run over to Rally, but is stopped as he hears Roman laughing. He looks up and sees Roman standing on top of the web from "Spider Web". Roman remarks how it is ironic that another friend Yusei must save was here. Yusei damns Roman for controlling Rally. However, Roman says that Rally’s will is free and he may fight if he wants to fight and lose if he wants to lose, but surrendering is not an option.
Rally draws as he begins his turn, dueling in Roman’s place. Yusei tries to stop him, but Roman laughs and tells Rally to fight, so he can survive. Using "Uru’s" effect, Rally Releases 1 "Spider Token" to take control of "Turbo Booster". He then Summons "Turbo Rocket". Yusei catches on to what Rally is doing and tells Rally to stop and attack him. Rally says he can’t attack him, as Yusei is the hope of Satellite. Tuning "Turbo Booster" and "Turbo Rocket", Rally Synchro Summons "Turbo Booster Cannon". He explains that the effect of "Turbo Cannon" destroys 1 monster and causes the controller to take damage equal to its ATK. He announces that he’s using its effect to destroy "Earthbound Immortal Uru"
"Turbo Cannon" rises up and hovers across from "Uru". Using its "Final Shot" effect, "Turbo Cannon" blasts the Immortal, causing it to explode. Rally’s Life Points drop to 0 and he’s thrown back. Yusei races over and catches Rally. Rally tells Yusei to protect Satellite, before turning into black fog and crumbling away.
Yusei screams out Rally’s name, as the webs and geoglyph disappear. Leo, Luna, Jack, and Trudge dash over to him and the five Dark Signers appear overhead. Roman says that it was quite an interesting show, but this is where the battle between the Signers and Dark Signers comes to breaking point. Demak says that the battles will be decided by the stars of fate, Kalin feels the Yusei hasn’t conquered his fear of Earthbound Immortals and laughs manically that there’s still plenty of fear for him.
Yusei stands up and admits that he is afraid; afraid of his rage over how much he wants to beat them.
Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Roman Goodwin / Rally Dawson
Turn 4: Roman
Roman draws "Grand Spider". During Roman's Standby Phase, "Altar of the Bound Deity" gains an Earthbound Immortal Counter. Roman Normal Summons "Grand Spider" (0/1500) in Defense Position and sets a card.
Turn 5: Yusei
Yusei draws. He then activates the effect of "Road Fighter" to Special Summon "Speed Warrior" (900/400) in Attack Position. Roman activates the effect of "Grand Spider" to switch "Speed Warrior" to Defense Position. Roman intends to get three more Earthbound Immortal Counters on "Altar of the Bound Deity" during his next Standby Phase. Yusei activates "Advance Draw" to Tribute "Road Fighter" and draw two cards ("Iron Resolve" and "Turret Warrior").
Yusei Tributes "Speed Warrior" in order to Special Summon "Turret Warrior" (1200/2000) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Turret Warrior", it gains ATK equal to the ATK of "Speed Warrior" ("Turret Warrior": 1200 → 2100/2000). "Turret Warrior" attacks and destroys "Grand Spider". At the end of the Damage Step, the effect of "Spider Web" activates, switching "Turret Warrior" to Defense Position. Yusei sets a card.
Turn 6: Roman
Roman draws. During Roman's Standby Phase, "Altar of the Bound Deity" gains an Earthbound Immortal Counter. Roman activates his face-down "Offerings to the Bound Deity" to pay half his Life Points and place two more Earthbound Immortal Counters on "Altar of the Bound Deity" (Roman 3400 → 1700). Roman then sends "Altar of the Bound Deity" to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Earthbound Immortal Uru" (3000/3000) from his Deck in Attack Position. "Earthbound Immortal Uru" attacks directly via its own effect, but Yusei activates his face-down "Iron Resolve" to pay half his Life Points and reduce the Battle Damage he takes to 0 (Yusei 1600 → 800). Roman Sets a card. Yusei's hand contains "Spirit Force".
Turn 7: Yusei
Yusei draws "Junk Synchron" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1300/500) in Attack Position. Yusei then activates the effect of "Junk Synchron" to Special Summon "Turbo Booster" (0/0) from his Graveyard in Defense Position. He then tunes "Turret Warrior" with "Junk Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. "Stardust Dragon" attacks directly (as "Earthbound Immortal Uru" is the only monster on Roman's side of the field and it cannot be selected as an attack target), but Roman activates his face-down "Spider Egg" to negate the attack and Special Summon three "Spider Tokens" (0/0 for all three) in Defense Position. Yusei sets a card. At this point, Roman forces Rally to take his place in the Duel.
Turn 8: Rally
Rally draws "Turbo Rocket". He then activates the effect of "Earthbound Immortal Uru" to Tribute one "Spider Token" and take control of "Turbo Booster" until the End Phase. Rally then Normal Summons "Turbo Rocket" (0/0) in Attack Position. Rally then tunes "Turbo Booster" with "Turbo Rocket" in order to Synchro Summon "Turbo Booster Cannon" (0/0) in Attack Position. Rally's hand contains "Reload". Rally activates the effect of "Turbo Booster Cannon" to destroy "Earthbound Immortal Uru" and inflict damage to its controller equal to its ATK (Rally 1700 → 0).
Differences in adaptations
- In the dub, the placing of Earthbound Immortal Counters upon "Altar of the Bound Deity" is referred to as "lighting its counter flames".
- In the dub, the scene of Martha and Trudge (Ushio) running and Taka (Takuya) wondering where Jun and Mich (Michan) are is cut.
- In the dub, Roman (Rudger) says that "his web has caught a couple of flies" and then asks Yusei if he's ready to continue the Duel, Roman (Rudger) said nothing in the original.
- In the dub, Yusei asks "is it too much for you to summon a creature that only has 2 legs", (a possible reference to his dub-only fear of insects) in the original, Yusei commented that "Altar of the Bound Deity" was going to have 3 Earthbound Immortal Counters by Roman's (Rudger's) next turn.
- In the dub, when Akiza (Aki) is thinking about what Yusei is going to do next, the sound of crying in the background from Jun and Mich (Michan) is reduced.
- In the dub, the "bullets" that are shot by "Turret Warrior", along with the same explosion which follows, are recolored purple/pink.
- In the dub, Trudge (Ushio) says that the Spider geoglyph looks "like it goes on forever", in the original, he simply said that it was the flames must have been what Yusei & company must have been talking about earlier.
- In the original, Martha tells Yusei not to "screw around", in the dub, she tells him not to even think about losing the duel.
- In the original, Yusei's father didn't want to ignore any safety precautions and "see how fast it would make him a millionaire".
- In the dub, according to Roman (Rudger) just before the Zero Reverse effect took place people were scared of what might happen the Old Ener-D Reactor were to go in reverse, there were no such fears mentioned in the original.
- In the original, Roman (Rudger) didn't tell Yusei that he caused the Zero Reverse effect. His dub line, "Who else?", replaces his original line "Who knows?", which was more meant to toy with Yusei than torment him.
- In the original, Yusei didn't ask if Goodwin helped Roman (Rudger) to create the Zero Reverse effect, or if it was his idea.
- In the original, Yusei didn't tell "Junk Synchron" to "start his engines"; instead, he uttered his usual Synchro Chant.
- In the dub, when Rally speaks his voice echos, it didn't echo in the original.
- In the dub, Roman (Rudger) says that he "knows why the human race is going Extinct", he didn't say this in the original.
- In the original, Yusei was afraid of his desire to defeat the Dark Signers; in the dub, he's afraid of what he wants to do to them. His comment that he would destroy their Dark Decks is exclusive to the dub as well.
All Versions Mistakes
These following mistakes are present in both the Original and the Dub:
- Roman draws "Grand Spider" on the fourth turn of the Duel, however that card was already in his hand in the previous episode. The drawn card should have been "Offerings to the Bound Deity".
- Earthbound Immortals continue to absorb people even after they're summoned. The only way to be safe is be involved with the duel it's summoned in, be outside of the nazca lines, be a Signer, or be near a Signer and protected by the power of their Mark of the Crimson Dragon.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- ↑ This card was originally in Roman's hand, but it was placed in Rally's hand when Roman forced Rally to take his place.