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"Reckless Proposal" is the one-hundredth-and-eighteenth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It aired in Japan on September 11, 2019.

Playmaker barely manages to fend off Ai's attacks. Having found an opening, Playmaker attempts to launch an attack against Ai. However, Ai knows Playmaker inside and out, and can predict everything he will do. Ai then unites the feelings of all the Ignises, and brings about the advent of the ultimate Cyberse monster.

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Ai

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Playmaker
Playmaker draws and activates the Spell "Cynet Closure", to banishing a card from his Deck face-down, also when his Cyberse Link Monster destroys Ai's Link Monster by battle, that card is returned to the GY. Playmaker Normal Summons "Flame Bufferlo" (1400/200), and then activates the effect of "Cynet Optimization" to Normal Summon "Formud Skipper" (0/0). Playmaker uses "Flame Bufferlo" and "Formud Skipper" to Link Summon "Cyberse Witch" (800/LINK-2/↙↓) to the Extra Monster Zone.

As "Formud Skipper" was sent to the GY as Link Material, Playmaker adding a Level 5 or higher Cyberse monster (Degrade Buster) from his Deck to his hand. As the face-up "Flame Bufferlo" left the field, Playmaker activates its effect, discarding a Cyberse monster ("Dotscaper") to draw 2 cards. As "Dotscaper" was sent to the GY, Playmaker activates its effect to Special Summon itself (0/2100) in Defense Position to a zone a Link Monster points to via its own effect. As a monster was Special Summoned to a zone "Cyberse Witch" points to, Playmaker banishes a "Cynet Closure" (a Spell) from his GY to add "Cynet Ritual" and a Cyberse Ritual Monster from his Deck to his hand. He banishes "Cynet Closure" and adds "Cynet Ritual" and "Cyberse Magician" to his hand. Playmaker Special Summon "Degrade Buster" (2500/2500) from his hand by banishes two Cyberse monsters ("Garbage Collector" and "Flame Bufferlo") from his GY, via its own effect in Attack Position.

Playmaker activates the Ritual Spell "Cynet Ritual", tributing the Level 7 "Degrade Buster" to Ritual Summon "Cyberse Magician" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. The second effect of "Cyberse Witch" activates, summoning "Clock Wyvern" (a Level 4 Cyberse monster). Its effect halve its own ATK ("Clock Wyvern": 1800 → 900/1000) to Special Summon a "Clock Token" (0/0). Then, the effect of "Sea Archiver" Special Summons itself from the GYdue to its own effect.

Playmaker uses "Cyberse Witch" and a "Clock Token" to Link Summon "Clock Spartoi" (800/LINK-2/↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. Its Link Summoned effect lets Playmaker add "Cynet Fusion" to his hand. Playmaker uses "Sea Archiver", "Clock Wyvern" and "Dotscaper" to Link Summon "Transcode Talker" (2300/LINK-3/↑→↓). While "Transcode Talker" is co-linked, it and its co-linked monsters gain 500 ATK, also Ai cannot target any of them with card effects ("Transcode": 2300 → 2800 ATK) ("Clock Spartoi": 800 → 1300 ATK). The effect of "Clock Spartoi" allows him to summon "Clock Wyvern" from his GY. Then, Playmaker activates the effect of "Transcode Talker" to Special Summon "Decode Talker" (a LINK-3 or lower monster in his GY) to a zone "Transcode Talker" points to. Playmaker activates the Spell "Cynet Fusion" to fuse "Clock Wyvern", "Decode Talker" and "Clock Spartoi" to Fusion Summon "Cyberse Clock Dragon" (2500/2000). ("Transcode Talker": 2800 → 2300 ATK). "Clock Dragon"'s effect allows him to send, equal to the total Link Rating used for its fusion summon, cards to his GY from the top of his deck and gaining 1000 ATK for each. "Bitrooper", "Limit Code", "Cynet Backdoor", "Cynet Universe" and "Overfloater" is sent to the GY ("Cyberse Clock Dragon": 2500 → 7500 ATK).

"Cyberse Clock Dragon" attacks "Fire Phoenix @Ignister", but as Playmaker's monster declared an attack, Ai activates his Set Trap "Ai's Show", targeting the attacking monster and Special Summoning any number of Cyberse monsters with 2300 ATK from his Extra Deck, whose total ATK is less than or equal to the targeted monster's ATK to his zones a Link Monster points to, then he ends the Battle Phase. He Special Summons "Earth Golem @Ignister" (2300/2000), "Wind Pegasus @Ignister" (2300/1500) and "Light Dragon @Ignister" (2300/1500) and ending the Battle Phase.

Turn 4: Ai
Ai activates the Spell "Ai Contact", shuffling "Ignister AiLand" to his deck from his hand to draw 3 cards.. The effect of "Wind Pegasus" activates, destroying a Spell/Trap for every @Ignister monster he controls, so "Code Hack" and "Cynet Optimization" is destroyed.. Ai Normal Summons "Hiyari @Ignister", then activates its effect to tribute "Fire Phoenix @Ignister (an @Ignister Link monster)" to add "Ai's Ritual" to hand and an @Ignister Ritual Monster to his hand, while increasing its Level by 3 (the Link Rating of "Phoenix").

Ai activates the Ritual Spell "Ai's Ritual". Tributing the now Level 4 "Hiyari" and banishing the Level 4 "Pikari" from his GY (as another WATER monster was tributed) to Ritual Summon the Level 7 "Water Leviathan @Ignister". "Water Leviathan" was Ritual Summoned, its effect is activated: returning to the hand all monsters Playmaker controls whose original ATK are 2300 or less, so "Transcode Talker" is returned to Playmaker's Extra Deck.

"Water Leviathan" attacks "Cyberse Magician". with its effect halves that monster's ATK during damage calculation only ("Cyberse Magician": 2500 → 1250 ATK). The effect of "Cyberse Magician" halves any damage Playmaker takes. The attack continues and "Cyberse Magician" is destroyed (Playmaker: 4000 → 3475 LP). as another "@Ignister" monster inflicted battle damage to Playmaker, Ai activates the effect of "Light Dragon", targeting an "@Ignister" Link Monster in his GY and Special Summoning it. He targets and Special Summons "Fire Phoenix" (2300/LINK-3/←↓→) to the zone "Judgment Arrows" points to. "Fire Phoenix @Ignister" attacks "Clock Dragon". as opponent's monster declared an attack while he controls more monsters than Playmaker does, Playmaker activates the effect of "Overfloater" in his GY: by banishing it then targeting that attacking monster to negate the effects of all monsters Ai controls with original ATK less than or equal to the targeted monster's original ATK. He targets 2300 ATK "Fire Phoenix" and negates the effects of all monsters Ai controls. If a Link Monster "Judgment Arrows points to battles, its ATK is doubled during damage calculation only ("Fire Phoenix": 2300 → 4600 ATK). The attack continues and "Fire Phoenix" is destroyed (Ai: 4000 → 1100 LP). Ai activates the Spell "FA.I.ghting Spirit": targeting an "@Ignister" monster in his GY and Special Summoning it, but its effects are negated. He targets and Special Summons "Fire Phoenix".

Ai uses the FIRE "Fire Phoenix", the WATER "Water Leviathan", the EARTH "Earth Golem", the WIND "Wind Pegasus", the LIGHT "Light Dragon" and the DARK "Dark Templar @Ignister" to Link Summon "The Arrival Cyberse @Ignister" (?/LINK-6/↑←↙↓↘→) to the zone "Judgment Arrows" points to. "Arrival Cyberse"'s original ATK become 1000 X the number of Link Materials used for its Link Summon (in this a case: 6) ("Arrival Cyberse": ? → 6000 ATK). The effect of "The Arrival Cyberse" increases its ATK by 1000 for each card Ai controls ((in this a case: 4- "Ignister A.I.Land", "Judgment Arrows", "CompromA.I.se" and itself) ("Arrival Cyberse": 6000 → 10000 ATK). Ai activates the effect of "The Arrival Cyberse", Once per turn: he placing a counter on it ("Arrival Cyberse": 0 → 1 counter). Ai activates the effect of "Arrival Cyberse": targeting a monster on the field and destroying it, then Special Summoning an "@Ignister Token" to his zone "Arrival Cyberse" points to. He targets and destroys "Clock Dragon" then Special Summons an "@Ignister Token" (???/0) in Defense Position ("Arrival Cyberse": 10000 → 11000 ATK). as the Fusion Summoned "Clock Dragon" Playmaker controls was sent to his GY by Ai's card effect, Playmaker can adding a Spell from his Deck to his hand. Ai uses a "@Ignister Token" to Link Summon "Darkwight @Ignister" (0/LINK-1/↓) to the Extra Monster Zone. The effect of "Darkwight" prevents Playmaker's monsters from targeting the linked "Darkwight" for attacks.

Turn 5: Playmaker
Playmaker Normal Summons "Cyberse Gadget" (1400/300). as "Cyberse Gadget" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker can targeting a Level 2 or lower monster in his GY and Special Summoning it in Defense Position, but its effects are negated. Playmaker Special Summons the "Formud Skipper" (0/0) in Defense Position. Playmaker uses "Cyberse Gadget" and "Formud Skipper" to Link Summon "Cyberse Wicckid" (800/LINK-2/↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. as "Formud Skipper" was sent to the GY as Link Material, Playmaker activates its effect: adding a Level 5 or higher Cyberse monster from his Deck to his hand. He adds an unknown card.

As "Cyberse Gadget" was sent from the field to the GY, Playmaker activates its effect: Special Summoning a "Gadget Token" (0/0) in Defense Position to a zone "Cyberse Wicckid" points to. as a monster was Special Summoned to a zone "Cyberse Wicckid" points to, Playmaker activates its effect: banishing a Cyberse monster from his GY to add a Cyberse Tuner from his Deck to his hand. He banishes "Dotscaper" to add "Cyberse Synchron" from his Deck to his hand. As "Dotscaper" was banished, Playmaker activates its effect: Special Summoning it in Defense Position (0/2100). Playmaker uses "Cyberse Wicckid" and "Dotscaper" to Link Summon "Exslayer" (1000/LINK-2/↙↓) to the Extra Monster Zone.

As Playmaker Link Summoned, he activates the effect of "Parallel eXceed" to Special Summoning itself (2000/2000) from his hand in Defense Position to his zone that Link Monster points to. as "Parallel eXceed" was Special Summoned by the effect of "Parallel eXceed": its Level becomes 4 and its original ATK/DEF become halved ("Parallel eXceed": LV8 → 4, 2000/2000 → 1000/1000). also when "Parallel eXceed" was Normal or Special Summoned, Playmaker can Special Summoning another copy of "Parallel eXceed" from his Deck in Defense Position (Level 8 → 4, 2000/2000 → 1000/1000).

Playmaker overlays the two copies of the Level 4 "Parallel eXceed" to Xyz Summon "Firewall eXceed Dragon" (2500/2000, 2 ORU) to the zone "Exslayer" points to. "Firewall eXceed Dragon" increases 500 ATK X the total Link Rating of Link Monsters linked to this card ("Firewall eXceed Dragon": 2500 → 3500 ATK). as a monster was Xyz Summoned to a zone "Exslayer" points to, Playmaker activates its effect: Tributing a monster to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster from his hand. He Tributes a "Gadget Token" to Special Summon "Widget Kid" (1500/900) from his hand. as "Widget Kid" was Normal or Special Summoned, Playmaker can Special Summoning a Cyberse monster from his hand in Defense Position. He Special Summons "Cyberse Synchron" (100/100) from his hand in Defense Position. Playmaker activates its effect, targeting a Level 4 or lower monster he control and increasing its Level by its original Level until the end of this turn. He targets "Widget Kid" ("Widget Kid": Level 3 → 6). Playmaker tunes the Level 1 Tuner "Cyberse Synchron" with the Level 6 "Widget Kid" to Synchro Summon the Level 7 "Cyberse Quantum Dragon" (2500/2000) to the zone "Exslayer" points to.

"Cyberse Quantum Dragon" attacks "The Arrival Cyberse". At the start of the Damage Step, when "Cyberse Quantum Dragon" is battling Ai's monster, its effect activates, returning Ai's monster to the hand and also, "Cyberse Quantum Dragon" can make a second attack in a row. While "The Arrival Cyberse" has a counter, it unaffected by other cards' effects.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards

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

Yusaku Fujiki (Playmaker)
Ai

Errors

  • When Playmaker activates "Cynet Ritual", the stripe on his suit does not light up.
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