"Welcome to Duel Academy", known as "Flame Wingman" in the Japanese version, is the second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh GX anime. It first aired in Japan on October 13, 2004 and in the United States on October 11, 2005.

Jaden Yuki arrived at Duel Academy and became friends with Syrus Truesdale, with whom he was assigned to be roommates along with Chumley Huffington in the Slifer Red dorm. Jaden ended up in a conflict with Obelisk Blue student Chazz Princeton, who believed Jaden's victory of Dr. Crowler to be a fluke.


The new first year students arrived at Duel Academy via helicopter. They were gathered in the auditorium, where they met Chancellor Sheppard. Sheppard congratulated them on their acceptance into Duel Academy and told them to settle into their assigned dorms. Both Jaden and Syrus were assigned to the Slifer Red dorm, while Bastion was placed in Ra Yellow. Jaden and Syrus arrived at their dorm, with Syrus thinking that the building looks rundown, while Jaden commented that it provides a great view of the ocean. They found the top bunk of the room already occupied by Chumley Huffington, who explained that he was held back last year. He explained how the dorm system works: The Obelisk Blue dorm is reserved for "elite" students who do very well on their entrance exams and have inside connections, while the Ra Yellow dorm is the middle-ground, housing students with successful exams. Finally, the Slifer Red dorm is where new students are placed, that the Academy feels have little potential.

Afterward, Jaden and Syrus walked around the school a bit, and found the Duel arena where students can practice their dueling skills. Two Obelisk students were telling them to get lost because the arena is only to be used by Obelisk Blue students, but then one recognized Jaden as the student who beat Dr. Crowler. He called for Chazz Princeton, the Obelisk Blue who watched Jaden Duel as well. Chazz bragged that Jaden wouldn’t stand a chance against him in a Duel, but Alexis Rhodes intervened, commenting that they would be late for their welcoming dinners, which ended up occurring.

That night, each of the dorms had their own dinner. The Obelisks and Ras had a five-course meal, while the Slifers hardly had anything. They were then introduced to the headmaster, Professor Banner and his cat Pharaoh, and then ate. Jaden later received a message from Chazz on his PDA, telling Jaden to meet him in the Duel arena for an Ante Duel. Jaden, along with Syrus, sneaked out to the arena to confront Chazz. Chazz was confident that he'll win, as he was the top student at his prep school.

The Duel was interrupted by Alexis, who warned them that security is en route, as having a Duel after-hours in the arena is against the rules. The Duel ended prematurely and everyone sneaked out. Jaden revealed to Alexis he had just drawn "Monster Reborn", which he would have used to revive his "Elemental HERO Flame Wingman" and to attack Chazz's "Mefist the Infernal Generall" to win the Duel. He is correct, as Chazz only had "Helpoemer" and "Pandemonium Watchbear" in his hand, neither of which would have changed the outcome.[Notes 1]

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Chazz Princeton

Turn 1: Chazz
Chazz draws "Chthonian Polymer". Chazz's hand contains "Mefist the Infernal General", "Call of the Haunted", "Pandemonium Watchbear ", "Helpoemer" and "Reborn Zombie". He Normal Summons "Reborn Zombie" (1000/1600) in Defense Position and Sets a card.

Turn 2: Jaden
Jaden draws "Elemental HERO Avian". Jaden's hand contains "Elemental HERO Burstinatrix", "Elemental HERO Clayman", "Elemental HERO Sparkman", "Polymerization" and "Winged Kuriboh". He activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Avian" and "Burstinatrix" to Fusion Summon "Elemental HERO Flame Wingman" (2100/1200) in Attack Position. Since Jaden Fusion Summoned a Fusion Monster, Chazz activates his face-down "Chthonian Polymer" to Tribute "Reborn Zombie" and take control of "Flame Wingman". Jaden Normal Summons "Clayman" (800/2000) in Defense Position.

Turn 3: Chazz
Chazz draws "Chthonian Soldier" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200/1400) in Attack Position. "Flame Wingman" attacks and destroys "Clayman". The effect of "Flame Wingman" then activates, inflicting damage to Jaden equal to his destroyed monster's ATK (Jaden: 4000 → 3200 LP). "Chthonian Soldier" attacks directly (Jaden: 3200 → 2000 LP). Chazz Sets a card.

Turn 4: Jaden
Jaden draws. He then Normal Summons "Sparkman" (1600/1400) in Attack Position. "Sparkman" attacks and destroys "Chthonian Soldier" (Chazz: 4000 → 3600 LP). The effect of "Chthonian Soldier" then activates, inflicting damage to Jaden equal to the Battle Damage Chazz just took (Jaden: 2000 → 1600 LP). Jaden Sets a card.

Turn 5: Chazz
Chazz draws. "Flame Wingman" then attacks "Sparkman", but Jaden activates his face-down "Mirror Gate" to switch control of both battling monsters before damage calculation. "Flame Wingman" destroys "Sparkman" (Chazz: 3600 → 3100 LP). The effect of "Flame Wingman" then activates (Chazz: 3100 → 1500 LP). Chazz then activates "Chthonian Blast" to destroy "Flame Wingman" and inflict damage to Jaden equal to half the ATK of "Flame Wingman" (Jaden: 1600 → 550 LP). He then activates his face-down "Call of the Haunted" to revive "Chthonian Soldier" (1200/1400) in Attack Position. Chazz Tributes "Chthonian Soldier" to Tribute Summon "Mefist the Infernal General" (1800/1700) in Attack Position.

Turn 6: Jaden
Jaden draws "Monster Reborn".

Before Jaden can make a move, the Duel ends with no result due to external influences.


  • On the fifth turn, Chazz appeared to have drawn a monster, but that should have been "Chthonian Blast" due to what was in Chazz's opening hand.

Featured cards

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX staff and cast


  1. In the OCG/TCG, the "Elemental HERO" Fusion Monsters cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion Summon.
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