"Fire And Ice", known as "The Marvelous Exchange Student "Dennis"" in the Japanese version, is the forty-third episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It first aired in Japan on February 15, 2015 and in Australia on January 10, 2016. Nicktoons aired on November 12, 2017. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on December 13, 2016

Yuya is engaged in a tough battle against the two Bandit Warrior Academy students Taka and Nagi. During the Duel, the LID Exchange Student, Dennis, suddenly enters the Duel! With his marvelous tactics, he attacks Taka and Nagi, helping Yuya at the same time. On the other hand, Yuya recalls his Duel against Iggy Arlo, and hesitates to attack. Will Yuya be able to retrieve his "very own way of Dueling", and obtain victory?

Featured Duels

Dennis McField and Yuya Sakaki vs. Nagi and Taka

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Nagi
In response to the effect of Taka's "Fujin the Breakstorm Star", Dennis has activated the effect of the "Performage Damage Juggler" in his hand, letting him discard it negate the effect of "Fujin", thus saving Yuya. Because he wasn't part of the Duel and interfered, Dennis receives a penalty of 2000 LP (Dennis: 4000 → 2000 LP).

Turn 4: Dennis
Taka finds and activates the Action Card "Flame Ball", which would inflict 200 damage to Yuya. Yuya also finds an Action Card and attempts to activate it. As an effect that would inflict effect damage was activated, Dennis activates the effect of the "Performage Flame Eater" in his hand, Special Summoning it (1200/1600) in Attack Position to reduce damage to 0. Nagi finds and activates another "Flame Ball". Yuya attempts to activate his Action Card, but Dennis interrupts him again by Special Summoning another copy of "Flame Eater" (1200/1600) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect, thus preventing the effect damage. He then overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Performage Trapeze Magician" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Its effect reduces any effect damage lower than or equal to its ATK to 0.

Turn 5: Yuya
Yuya activates "Pendulumstatue Red Fiend" (Right Pendulum Scale 1) and "Pendulumstatue Red Fairy" (Left Pendulum Scale 7) in his Pendulum Zones. Yuya Pendulum Summons "Performapal Silver Claw" (1800/1700) and "Performapal Whip Snake" (1700/900) from his hand in Attack Position. He then overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" (2500/200) in Attack Position. Dennis activates the other effect of "Trapeze Magician", detaching an Overlay Unit to allow a monster to attack twice during each Battle Phase this turn. Dennis selects "Dark Rebellion". Yuya activates the effect of "Dark Rebellion", detaching an Overlay Unit to halve the ATK of a Level 5 or higher monster his opponent controls and add that amount to its own ATK. He selects "Fujin" as the first target ("Fujin": 3000 → 1500, "Dark Rebellion": 2500 → 4000). Yuya activates the effect again, this time targeting "Raijin" ("Raijin": 3000 → 1500, "Dark Rebellion": 4000 → 5500). "Dark Rebellion" attacks and destroys "Fujin" and "Raijin" (Taka: 4000 → 0 LP, Nagi: 4000 → 0 LP).

Gong Strong and Zuzu Boyle vs. Halil and Olga

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Olga's turn
Olga tunes the Level 4 "Glacial Beast Blizzard Wolf" with the Level 3 Tuner monster "Glacial Beast Polar Penguin" to Synchro Summon the Level 7 "Glacial Beast Iceberg Narwhal" (2700/???) in Attack Position. "Iceberg Narwhal" attacks Zuzu directly, but Zuzu activates the Action Card "Blinding Blizzard" to end the Battle Phase. As her opponent activated a Spell or Trap Card while "Narwhal" is battling, Olga activates its effect, negating and destroying it. Gong activates the effect of "Superheavy Samurai Blowtorch", making it the attack target. The attack continues and the effect "Blowtorch" prevents its destruction by battle once per turn (Gong: 2400 → 200 LP).

Gong's turn
Gong Normal Summons "Superheavy Samurai Gigagloves" (100/1000). He activates the effect of the "Superheavy Samurai Trumpeter" in his hand as he has no Spell/Trap Cards in his Graveyard, sending a "Superheavy Samurai" monster from his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Trumpeter". He sends "Superheavy Samurai Big Waraji" and Special Summons "Trumpter" (300/600). Gong tunes the Level 3 "Gigagloves" and Level 1 "Torch" with the Level 2 Tuner monster "Trumpeter" to Synchro Summon the Level 6 "Superheavy Samurai Ogre Shutendoji" (500/2500) in Defense Position. Since it was Synchro Summoned while there were no Spell/Trap Cards in Gong's Graveyard, he activates its effect, destroying all Spell/Trap Cards Olga and Halil control. The effect of "Absorbing Lamp" activates because it left the field, meaning that "Pendulumstatue White Flower" returns to Zuzu's hand. Since "Pendulumstatue Red Fiend" left the field, its effect that increased the ATK of "Fire Jinn the Flame Genie of the Lamp" expires ("2600 → 2400). Due to the effect of "Shutendoji", it can attack while in Defense Position, using its DEF for damage calculation. "Shutendoji" attacks and destroys "Fire Jinn" (Halil: 4000 → 3900 LP). Since it was destroyed by battle, Halil activates the effect of "Fire Jinn" Tributing a "Lamp" monster to destroy the monster that destroyed "Fire Jinn" and inflict 600 damage. He Tributes "Purple Lamp" to destroy "Shutendoji" (Gong: 200 → 0 LP). As effect damage was inflicted, Olga activates the effect of "Iceberg Narwhal", inflicting the same amount of damage to Zuzu (Zuzu: 800 → 200 LP).

Zuzu's turn
Zuzu draws "Pianissimo". Zuzu activates "White Flower" (Left Pendulum Scale 9) in her left Pendulum Zone. Zuzu Pendulum Summons "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra" (2600/2000) and "Soprano the Melodious Songstress" (1400/1400) from her hand in Attack Position. She then activates the effect of "Soprano", allowing her to Fusion Summon a Fusion Monster using "Soprano" and other monsters she controls and from her hand as Fusion Material Monsters. She fuses "Mozarta" and "Soprano" to Fusion Summon "Bloom Diva the Melodious Choir" (1000/2000) in Attack Position. "Bloom Diva" attacks "Iceberg Narwhal". Zuzu activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Pianissimo", which reduces the ATK of "Bloom Diva" to 100 ("Bloom Diva": 1000 → 100) and prevents it from being destroyed by battle this turn. The effect of "Bloom Diva" activates as it is battling a Special Summoned monster. The monster is destroyed after damage calculation and the battle damage is inflicted to Olga instead. "Iceberg Narwhal" is destroyed (Olga: 2600 → 0 LP). Zuzu then activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "De-Fusion", returning "Bloom Diva" to her Extra Deck and Special Summoning "Mozarta" (2600/2000) and "Soprano" (1400/1400) from her Graveyard in Attack Position. "Soprano" and "Mozarta" attack Halil directly (Halil: 3900 → 2500 → 0 LP).

Shay Obsidian vs. Ashley, Bram and Carl

At the start of the Duel, the Field Spell Card "Quartet of Quandry" is activated, as per the rules of an Action Duel. It will allow the players to use Action Cards, but they may only have one in their hand at a time.

Duel is shown from an unspecified turn. Shay controls "Raidraptor - Rise Falcon" in Attack Position.

Shay's turn
"Rise Falcon" attacks (Ashley: ? → 0 LP, Bram: ? → 0 LP, Carl: ? → 0 LP).

Featured cards

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

Yuya Sakaki
Gong Strong
Zuzu Boyle
Dennis McField
Shay Obsidian
Action Field
Action Cards


  • Throughout the Duel, some cards are shown with the old card backings. This was corrected in the dub.

In other languages

Language Title
Flag of France French Le feu et la glace
Flag of Germany German Feuer und Eis
Flag of Italy Italian Fuoco e ghiaccio
Flag of South Korea Korean 화려한 유학생, 데니스
Flag of Thailand Thai เดนนิส นักเรียนต่างชาติผู้งดงาม


  1. 1.0 1.1 This card can be seen on Taka's Duel Disk.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This card can be seen on Nagi's Duel Disk.
  3. Yuya unsuccessfully attempts to activate this card twice, being interrupted by Dennis both times.
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