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| image caption = The ace cards unite.
 
| image caption = The ace cards unite.
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| english = A Trio's Challenge: Part 1
 
| kanji = 集いし三勇士(さんゆうし)、 未来を賭けたラストデュエル!
 
| kanji = 集いし三勇士(さんゆうし)、 未来を賭けたラストデュエル!
 
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| romaji = Tsudoishi San Yūshi, Mirai wo Kaketa Rasuto Dyueru!
 
| romaji = Tsudoishi San Yūshi, Mirai wo Kaketa Rasuto Dyueru!
| japanese translated = The Three Gathered Heroes, Last Duel that the Future Rides On!
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| japanese translated = The Three Heroes Unite, One Last Duel For The Future!
 
| episode number = 69
 
| episode number = 69
 
| japanese air date = August 27, 2012
 
| japanese air date = August 27, 2012
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| english air date = July 13, 2013
 
| japanese opening = [[Soul Drive]]
 
| japanese opening = [[Soul Drive]]
 
| japanese ending = [[Wild Child]]
 
| japanese ending = [[Wild Child]]
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| english opening = [[Take a Chance]]
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| english ending = Take a Chance (YTV block)
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| featured card = Number 39: Utopia
 
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'''"The Three Gathered Heroes, Last Duel that the Future Rides On!"''' is the sixty-ninth episode of the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL]]'' anime. It first aired in Japan on August 27, 2012.
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"'''A Trio's Challenge: Part 1'''", known as "'''The Three Heroes Unite, One Last Duel For The Future!'''" in the Japanese version, is the sixty-ninth episode of the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL]]'' anime. It first aired in Japan on August 27, 2012, and in the United States on July 13, 2013.
   
{{episode summary|The [[Duel]] between [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] and [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] against [[Dr. Faker]] begins! From the very start, Faker Summons what he considers to be the strongest card, "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" which its powers put Yuma, Kite and Shark at a disadvantage. Later, the three Duelists combine their efforts in order to destroy it, however Faker once more turns the tables by Summoning "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]".}}
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{{episode summary|The [[Duel]] between [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] and [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] against [[Dr. Faker]] begins! From the very start, Faker Summons what he considers to be the strongest card, "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH (anime)|Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" which its powers put Yuma, Kite and Shark at a disadvantage. Later, the three Duelists combine their efforts in order to destroy it, however Faker once more turns the tables by Summoning "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon (anime)|Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]".}}
   
 
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As [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] hold their [[signature card|ace card]]s aloft, Yuma declares that they've made their decision - with everyone's future at stake, they challenge [[Dr. Faker]] to a [[Duel]]. Faker agrees, while [[Astral]], still trapped within the [[Sphere Field]], simply mutters "Yuma...". [[Tori Meadows|Tori]], kneeling by the deactivated [[Orbital 7]], tells Yuma to show Faker his strongest "[[kattobingu]]". Faker says he'll crush them to pieces here and now - there is nothing they can do. Yuma insists Faker will be the one crushed to pieces, while Kite vows to make Faker pay. Shark adds that he will crush Faker's boring ambitions. Faker can hardly believe they would oppose him as the Sphere Field glows with pink electricity, which hits Faker. He rises from this throne and his clothes tear as robotic parts are revealed underneath, which expand. A chrome plate latches over Faker's left eye, functioning as his [[Duel Gazer]]. He tells them to come at him - they may all do so at once. Yuma and Shark arm their Duel Gazers and [[D-Pad]]s while Kite undergoes [[Photon Transformation]], his D-Pad flying in from off-screen. Astral mutters that they'll leave this to three of them - the future is in their hands.
 
As [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] hold their [[signature card|ace card]]s aloft, Yuma declares that they've made their decision - with everyone's future at stake, they challenge [[Dr. Faker]] to a [[Duel]]. Faker agrees, while [[Astral]], still trapped within the [[Sphere Field]], simply mutters "Yuma...". [[Tori Meadows|Tori]], kneeling by the deactivated [[Orbital 7]], tells Yuma to show Faker his strongest "[[kattobingu]]". Faker says he'll crush them to pieces here and now - there is nothing they can do. Yuma insists Faker will be the one crushed to pieces, while Kite vows to make Faker pay. Shark adds that he will crush Faker's boring ambitions. Faker can hardly believe they would oppose him as the Sphere Field glows with pink electricity, which hits Faker. He rises from this throne and his clothes tear as robotic parts are revealed underneath, which expand. A chrome plate latches over Faker's left eye, functioning as his [[Duel Gazer]]. He tells them to come at him - they may all do so at once. Yuma and Shark arm their Duel Gazers and [[D-Pad]]s while Kite undergoes [[Photon Transformation]], his D-Pad flying in from off-screen. Astral mutters that they'll leave this to three of them - the future is in their hands.
   
<div style="float:right;"> [[File:53 is summoned.png|thumb|right|"[[Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" is Summoned.]]</div>
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<div style="float:right;"> [[File:53 is summoned.png|thumb|right|"[[Number 53: Heart-eartH (anime)|Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" is Summoned.]]</div>
Faker says that Yuma, Shark and Kite will share 4000 [[Life Points]], while his own Life Points will be 12000. He continues that he'll go first and show them his "Duel of soul". He [[draw a card|draws]] and [[send]]s the "[[Garbage Ogre]]" in his [[hand]] to the [[Graveyard]] to add a "[[Garbage Lord]]" from his [[Main Deck|Deck]] to his hand. He reveals he may [[pay]] 1000 Life Points to [[Special Summon]] "Garbage Lord" from his hand. He pays 3000 Life Points to Special Summon three copies of "Garbage Lord", which appear in [[Attack Position]]. Yuma is surprised at the triple Summon and Kite asks what's he's afraid of. Shark simply comments that something must be coming. Faker [[Xyz Material|overlay]]s his three [[Level]] 5 [[Monster Card|monster]]s and fierce winds blare through the room, causing Tori to shout. Faker tells them to take a look at the strongest "[[Number]]", which stands on a pinnacle above all others. He instructs it to "equip the supernatural armor and shock the world." It begins to form out of mist, as the "Numbers" cards float around Astral in the Sphere Field. Astral appears weaker and comments that the powers of the "Numbers" were absorbed. Finally, the "Number" appears - "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH]]". Shark comments it has only 100 [[ATK]], while Faker reveals that it is immune to all of their monster, [[Spell Card|Spell]] and [[Trap Card|Trap]] effects. [[Set]]ting two cards, Faker ends his [[turn]].
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Faker says that Yuma, Shark and Kite will share 4000 [[LP|Life Points]], while his own Life Points will be 12000. He continues that he'll go first and show them his "Duel of soul". He [[draw a card|draws]] and [[send]]s the "[[Garbage Ogre (anime)|Garbage Ogre]]" in his [[hand]] to the [[Graveyard]] to add a "[[Garbage Lord (anime)|Garbage Lord]]" from his [[Main Deck|Deck]] to his hand. He reveals he may [[pay]] 1000 Life Points to [[Special Summon]] "Garbage Lord" from his hand. He pays 3000 Life Points to Special Summon three copies of "Garbage Lord", which appear in [[Attack Position]]. Yuma is surprised at the triple Summon and Kite asks what's he's afraid of. Shark simply comments that something must be coming. Faker [[Xyz Material|overlays]] his three [[Level]] 5 [[Monster Card|monster]]s and fierce winds blare through the room, causing Tori to shout (in the dub, Tori simply braces herself in the winds). Faker tells them to take a look at the strongest "[[Number]]", which stands on a pinnacle above all others. He instructs it to "equip the supernatural armor and shock the world." It begins to form out of mist, as the "Numbers" cards float around Astral in the Sphere Field. Astral appears weaker and comments that the powers of the "Numbers" were absorbed. Finally, the "Number" appears - "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH (anime)|Number 53: Heart-eartH]]". Shark and Kite comment it has only 100 [[ATK]], while Faker reveals that it is immune to all of their monster, [[Spell Card|Spell]] and [[Trap Card|Trap]] effects. [[Set]]ting two cards, Faker ends his [[turn]].
   
[[File:Utopia attacks No. 53.png|thumb|left|"[[Number 39: Utopia|Utopia]]" [[attack]]s "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH|Heart-eartH]]".]]
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Yuma says he'll go next and Shark warns him that there must be something else that "Number" can do. Yuma insists he can defeat since it has only 100 ATK. Faker is pleased his first opponent is Yuma and adds he'll eliminate him first then. Yuma asks how that could happen - he is beside Shark and Kite, his friends that he gained due to Astral. Declaring he'll save Astral for sure, Yuma draws and then [[Normal Summon]]s "[[Goblindbergh (anime)|Goblindbergh]]". Three "Goblinberghs" appear carrying a metal box on chains between them as Yuma explains that when he Summons "Goblindbergh", he can Special Summon a [[Level]] 4 or lower monster from his hand. The box opens and "[[Gagaga Magician (anime)|Gagaga Magician]]" drops out of it in Attack Position. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters to [[Xyz Summon]] "[[Number 39: Utopia (anime)|Number 39: Utopia]]" in Attack Position, referring to it as "the bond between me and Astral". Faker isn't surprised to see "Utopia", but [[activate]]s his [[face-down]] [[Continuous Trap Card]], "[[Battle Route]]". As long as its [[face-up]] and Faker [[control]]s a monster, his opponents must attack it with their Attack Position monsters if they choose to conduct a [[Battle Phase]].
Yuma says he'll go next and Shark warns him that there must be something else that "Number" can do. Yuma insists he can defeat since it has only 100 ATK. Faker is pleased his first opponent is Yuma and adds he'll eliminate him first then. Yuma asks how that could happen - he is beside Shark and Kite, his friends that he gained due to Astral. Declaring he'll save Astral for sure, Yuma draws and then [[Normal Summon]]s "[[Goblindbergh]]". Three "Goblinberghs" appear carrying a metal box on chains between them as Yuma explains that when he Summons "Goblindbergh", he can Special Summon a [[Level]] 4 or lower monster from his hand. The box opens and "[[Gagaga Magician]]" drops out of it in Attack Position. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters to [[Xyz Summon]] "[[Number 39: Utopia]]" in Attack Position, referring to it as "the bond between me and Astral". Faker isn't surprised to see "Utopia", but [[activate]]s his [[face-down]] [[Continuous Trap Card]], "[[Battle Route]]". As long as its [[face-up]] and Faker [[control]]s a monster, his opponents must attack it with their Attack Position monsters if they choose to conduct a [[Battle Phase]]. Shark is confused as to what Faker is doing. Yuma asks what he means and Kite answers that the "Number" has only 100 ATK - why would he activate a trap that forces [[battle]]? Yuma asks if his goal is to be attacked then. Kite confirms it, so they cannot let their guard down. Yuma disagrees and immediately declares an attack. Faker says Yuma's ignorance is just as large as [[Kazuma Tsukumo|Kazuma]]'s then. Yuma continues with "[[attack name|Hope Sword Slash]]", but Faker reveals one of the effects of "Heart-eartH". When it is attacked, he may [[equip]] it with a monster from his Graveyard. He equips "Garbage Ogre", who floats upward and is absorbed into the heart of "Heart-eartH". This allows it to gain the [[original ATK and DEF|original ATK]] of the monster that is attacking it, so its ATK rises to 2600. Kite realizes what Faker was planning now and Shark says that even if that card has low ATK, it can always exceed the ATK of the attacking monster.
 
   
Faker declares "[[attack name|Fake Burn]]", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", [[detach]]ing an Overlay Unit to [[negate]] his own attack. Shark tells Yuma that was good and that he should continue. Yuma activates "[[Double or Nothing!]]", doubling the ATK of "Utopia" to 5000 and letting it attack again as its attack was negated. He attacks with "Hope Sword Slash" again. Seeing the impact, Yuma says this is his hope. Faker laughs and declares such hope as to be nothing but trash before him. His Life Points at 6600, Faker says he will grind the hope to dust and explains that he can send the equipped monster to the Graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Heart-eartH" [[by battle]]. "Garbage Ogre" falls from the heart of "Heart-eartH" back into the Graveyard portal. When this happens, Faker can inflict [[effect damage|damage]] equal to half the amount of the increase in the ATK of "Heart-eartH", which launches a beam from its core, hitting and Yuma and throwing him onto the ground, his teams' Life Points at 2750. [[File:Shark Injured.png|right|thumb|Shark's wound.]]Tori yells his name and Faker continues he's now using the effect of "Heart-eartH" that requires an Overlay Unit to be detached - he can gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted, so his Life Points rise to 7850 as he cackles. Kite and Shark are shocked at these abilities as Astral declares that this truly is the strongest "Number". In pain, Yuma Sets a card and ends his turn. Shark walks forward, telling Yuma he's Dueling as lacklusterly as always, but still saying he did a good job. He draws, claiming he'll bite Faker to pieces with his sharp fangs. He grunts in pain and Yuma asks what's wrong. He claims he's fine, but he's bleeding heavily - he was injured by a [[litterbot]]'s scythe in the battle.
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[[File:Utopia attacks No. 53.png|thumb|left|"[[Number 39: Utopia (anime)|Number 39: Utopia]]" [[attack]]s "Heart-eartH".]]
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Shark is confused as to what Faker is doing. Yuma asks what he means and Kite answers that the "Number" has only 100 ATK - why would he activate a trap that forces [[battle]]? Yuma asks if his goal is to be attacked then. Kite confirms it, so they cannot let their guard down. Yuma disagrees and immediately declares an attack. Faker says Yuma's ignorance is just as large as [[Kazuma Tsukumo|Kazuma]]'s then. Yuma continues with "[[Attack and effect names|Rising Sun Slash]]", but Faker reveals one of the effects of "Heart-eartH". When it is attacked, he may [[equip]] it with a monster from his Graveyard. He equips "Garbage Ogre", who floats upward and is absorbed into the heart of "Heart-eartH". This allows it to gain the [[original ATK and DEF|original ATK]] of the monster that is attacking it, so its ATK rises to 2600. Kite realizes what Faker was planning now and Shark says that even if that card has low ATK, it can always exceed the ATK of the attacking monster.
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Faker declares "[[Attack and effect names|Infernal Surge]]", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", [[detach]]ing an Overlay Unit to [[negate]] his own attack. Shark tells Yuma that was good and that he should continue. Yuma activates "[[Double or Nothing! (anime)|Double or Nothing!]]", doubling the ATK of "Utopia" to 5000 and letting it attack again as its attack was negated. He attacks with "Rising Sun Slash" again. Seeing the impact, Yuma says this is his hope. Faker laughs and declares such hope as to be nothing but trash before him. His Life Points at 6600, Faker says he will grind the hope to dust and explains that he can send the equipped monster to the Graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Heart-eartH" [[Destroyed by battle|by battle]]. "Garbage Ogre" falls from the heart of "Heart-eartH" back into the Graveyard portal. When this happens, Faker can inflict [[effect damage|damage]] equal to half the amount of the increase in the ATK of "Heart-eartH", which launches a beam from its core, hitting and Yuma and throwing him onto the ground, his team's Life Points at 2750.
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[[File:Shark Injured.png|right|thumb|Shark's wound (the blood is cut from the dub).]]
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Tori yells Yuma's name and Faker continues he's now using the effect of "Heart-eartH" that requires an Overlay Unit to be detached - he can gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted, so his Life Points rise to 7850 as he cackles. Kite and Shark are shocked at these abilities as Astral declares that this truly is the strongest "Number". In pain, Yuma Sets a card and ends his turn. Shark walks forward, telling Yuma he's Dueling as lacklusterly as always, but still saying he did a good job. He draws, claiming he'll bite Faker to pieces with his sharp fangs. He grunts in pain and Yuma asks what's wrong. He claims he's fine, but he's bleeding heavily - he was injured by a [[litterbot]]'s scythe in the battle (the bleeding is cut from the dub).
 
 
 
[[File:Yuma Cries.png|left|thumb|Yuma complaining that Shark [[detach]]ed the [[Xyz Material|Overlay Unit]].]]
 
[[File:Yuma Cries.png|left|thumb|Yuma complaining that Shark [[detach]]ed the [[Xyz Material|Overlay Unit]].]]
Faker asks if Shark is scared. He tells Faker to shut up and Normal Summons "[[Hammer Shark]]". Saying he can use his allies' cards as well, he detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia". Yuma is confused and upset, but Shark tells to stop complaining. He reveals that by doing this he can Special Summon "[[Xyz Remora]]" from his hand via its own effect. When its Summoned by this effect and he uses it in a Xyz Summon, it can be counted as an additional Overlay Unit for each Unit that was detached in its Summon. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters treated as three to Xyz Summon "[[Number 32: Shark Drake]]" in Attack Position. Shark tells Yuma his Dueling has given him in a hint. Yuma is confused but Shark tells him to watch.[[File:Shark Drake is summoned.png|right|200px|thumb|"[[Number 32: Shark Drake]]" is Summoned.]] He equips "Utopia" with "[[Shield Fin]]" and asks to borrow his monster. He orders an attack with "Utopia", with Faker claiming such an attack can't defeat a genius like him. He uses the effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping "Garbage Ogre". Its ATK rises to 2600 once more. He tells Shark to disappear and yells "Fake Burn!". Shark says he was waiting for that and reveals the effect of "Shield Fin" - until the [[End Phase]], the original ATK of the equipped monster will become 0 and it cannot be destroyed by battle. The ATK of "Utopia" drops to 0 and with it the ATK of "Heart-eartH" drops to 100, as its effect is based on the original ATK of the monster it battles. Kite compliments him, saying he discovered the weakness of "Heart-eartH". Shark adds they'll still take damage - but only 100. He says all credit for this should go to Yuma - it was Yuma's reckless attack that let him determine the weakness of "Heart-eartH".
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Faker asks if Shark is scared. He tells Faker to shut up and Normal Summons "[[Hammer Shark (anime)|Hammer Shark]]". Saying he can use his allies' cards as well, he detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia". Yuma is confused and upset, but Shark tells him to stop complaining (in the dub, Yuma also asks why Shark couldn't get any Overlay Units from Kite instead). He reveals that by doing this he can Special Summon "[[Xyz Remora (anime)|Xyz Remora]]" from his hand via its own effect. When its Summoned by this effect and he uses it in a Xyz Summon, it can be counted as an additional Overlay Unit for each Unit that was detached in its Summon. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters treated as three to Xyz Summon "[[Number 32: Shark Drake (anime)|Number 32: Shark Drake]]" in Attack Position. Shark tells Yuma his Dueling has given him in a hint. Yuma is confused but Shark tells him to watch.
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[[File:Shark Drake is summoned.png|right|200px|thumb|"[[Number 32: Shark Drake (anime)|Number 32: Shark Drake]]" is Summoned.]]
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He equips "Utopia" with "[[Shield Fin]]" and asks to borrow his monster. He orders an attack with "Utopia", with Faker claiming such an attack can't defeat a genius like him. He uses the effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping "Garbage Ogre". Its ATK rises to 2600 once more. He tells Shark to disappear, while also adding that his lack of attention would cost him, and yells "Infernal Surge!". Shark says he was waiting for that and reveals the effect of "Shield Fin" - until the [[End Phase]], the original ATK of the equipped monster will become 0 and it cannot be destroyed by battle. The ATK of "Utopia" drops to 0 and with it the ATK of "Heart-eartH" drops to 100, as its effect is based on the original ATK of the monster it battles. Kite compliments him, saying he discovered the weakness of "Heart-eartH". Shark adds they'll still take damage - but only 100. He says all credit for this should go to Yuma - it was Yuma's reckless attack that let him determine the weakness of "Heart-eartH".
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Saying that the ATK boosting effect of "Heart-eartH" can only be used once per turn and since its ATK wasn't changed, its damage effect also can't be activated, Shark orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "[[Attack and effect names|Deep Sea Destruction]]". Faker's Life Points fall to 5150, with him chuckling that the hungry shark must smell the blood (in the dub, Faker says that Shark's brain is tinier than he realized). He declares the attack useless and sends the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard again, preventing the destruction by battle. Yuma is unsure how to proceed - Faker keeps recovering. Faker says he'll destroy their hope further and unveils ''another'' effect of "Heart-eartH". Detaching an Overlay Unit, he can inflict damage equal to half the damage he received. He insists they take his "genius judgment" ("gift" in the dub) and "Heart-eartH" fires another beam from its heart, hitting Shark and dropping the trio's Life Points to 1300.
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Yuma yells Shark's name, while Shark curses, saying he can't believe that Life Point recovery became an attack. Kite steps forward and glances back at Shark, who Sets a card in response and ends his turn. Kite claims he'll inherit their wills and draws. Faker calls Kite a fool - how dare he oppose him. He says he'll send them all to hell (in the dub, Faker says that when the Duel is over, Kite will lose everything). Kite asks him to spare him the nonsense and raises his hand towards the Sphere Field (the scene showing Hart is cut from the dub). Vowing to save [[Hart Tenjo|Hart]], he Sets a card. Examining his hand, he sees he has "[[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (anime)|Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]", "[[Photon Slasher (anime)|Photon Slasher]]", "[[Photon Prevent]]", "[[Kuriphoton (anime)|Kuriphoton]]" and "[[Photon Crusher (anime)|Photon Crusher]]". He Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" and reveals that since he controls an [[Xyz Monster]], he can Special Summon "Photon Slasher" from his hand via its own effect. He [[Tribute]]s them both to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes". Tori says their bonds have been integrated now - everyone has their ace monsters out.
   
[[File:HeartEartHAttacks.jpg|thumb|left|200px|"[[Number 53: Heart-eartH|Heart-eartH]] strikes.]]
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[[File:KiteInjury69.png|thumb|right|200px|[[Photon Transformation]] continues to take its toll on Kite.]]
Saying that the ATK boosting effect of "Heart-eartH" can only be used once per turn and since its ATK wasn't changed, its damage effect also can't be activated, Shark orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "[[attack name|Depth Bite]]". Faker's Life Points fall to 5150, with him chuckling that the hungry shark must smell the blood. He declares the attack useless and sends the equipped "Garbage Ore" to the Graveyard again, preventing the destruction by battle. Yuma is unsure how to proceed - Faker keeps recovering. Faker says he'll destroy their hope further and unveils ''another'' effect of "Heart-eartH". Detaching an Overlay Unit, he can inflict damage equal to half the damage he received. He insists they take his "genius judgment" and "Heart-eartH" fires another beam from its heart, hitting Shark and dropping the trio's Life Points to 1300. Yuma yells Shark's name, while Shark curses, saying he can't believe that Life Point recovery became an attack. Kite steps forward and glances back at Shark, who Sets a card in response and ends his turn. Kite claims he'll inherit their wills and draws. Faker calls Kite a fool - how dare he oppose him. He says he'll send them all to hell. Kite asks him to spare him the nonsense and raises his hand towards the Sphere Field. Vowing to save [[Hart Tenjo|Hart]], he Sets a card. Examining his hand, he sees he has "[[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]", "[[Photon Slasher]]", "[[Photon Prevent]]", "[[Kuriphoton]]" and "[[Photon Crusher]]". He Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" and reveals that since he controls an [[Xyz Monster]], he can Special Summon "Photon Slasher" from his hand via its own effect. He [[Tribute]]s them both to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes". Tori says their bonds have been integrated now - everyone has their ace monsters out.
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Faker addresses Kite as "my foolish son" and urges him to come at him if he has the strength. Kite falls to one knee in pain, but insists he's fine. Faker speculates that it seems that Kite's body has reached its limit due to [[Number holder#Number Hunter|"Number" hunting]]. Yuma says it's all because of Faker and asks if he's really qualified to be a father. Kite claims that due to Faker's sins, he and "Galaxy-Eyes" have been "contaminated" this whole time. He vows to make Faker atone for his sins. Faker questions Kite on how to stop him. Kite thinks, knowing he can use "Shield Fin" to damage Faker, but that still leaves the problem of how to avoid the effect damage afterwards. He asks to borrow Yuma's monster, who agrees. Kite orders "Utopia" to attack, with Faker equipping "Garbage Ogre" again. Kite uses "Shield Fin" in the same way Shark did, so they take only 100 damage from "Infernal Surge". Faker claims they are simply repeating the same stupidity as Kite orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "Deep Sea Destruction". Faker's Life Points fall to 2450 as "Garbage Ogre" falls from "Heart-eartH", preventing its destruction by battle.
   
[[File:KitePhotonInjury.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Photon Transformation]] continues to take its toll on Kite.]]
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[[File:Number92HearteartHDragon-JP-Anime-ZX-NC-2.png|left|200px|thumb|A new "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon (anime)|Number]]" appears.]]
Faker addresses Kite as "my foolish son" and urges him to come. Kite falls to one knee in pain, but insists he's fine. Faker speculates that it seems that Kite's body has reached it's limit due to [[Number holder#Number Hunter|"Number" hunting]]. Yuma says its all because of Faker and asks if he's really qualified to be a father. Kite claims that due to Faker's sins, he and "Galaxy-Eyes" have been "contaminated" this whole time. He vows to make Faker atone for his sins. Kite thinks, knowing he can use "Shield Fin" to damage Faker, but that still leaves the problem of how to avoid the effect damage afterwards. He asks to borrow Yuma's monster, who agrees. Kite orders "Utopia" to attack, with Faker equipping "Garbage Ogre" again. Kite uses "Shield Fin" in the same way Shark did, so they take only 100 damage from "Fake Burn". Faker claims they are simply repeating the same stupidity as Kite orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "Depth Bite". Faker's Life Points fall to 2450 as "Garbage Ogre" falls from "Heart-eartH", preventing its destruction by battle. Faker detaches an Overlay Unit to inflict the same amount of damage he received. Yuma says they have only 1200 Life Points, with Astral adding its over if this hits. [[File:Number92HearteartHDragon-JP-Anime-ZX-NC-2.png|left|200px|thumb|A new "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon|Number]]" appears.]]Faker tells Kite to kneel before him. Kite says Faker will be the one to kneel and activates "[[Photon Prevent]]" negating the effect damage as he controls a "[[Photon]]" monster. Shark says he still has "Galaxy-Eyes" left to attack with and Faker has only 2450 Life Points - they can win here. Kite points at Faker, saying he always followed his orders as a Number Hunter and hunted the souls of many innocents. He realizes now it never would have helped Hart - Faker deceived him the whole time. He will save the soul of Hart and of many others by defeating Faker. He asks if Faker is ready for his "confession" and orders "Galaxy-Eyes" to attack with "[[attack name|Photon Stream of Destruction]]". "Heart-eartH" explodes and Tori says it seems they won then as Yuma dances around, excited to have defeated Faker. As the smoke clears, they see [[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon|a purple dragon]] sitting there. Yuma wonders if its a new "Number" as Faker laughs maniacally.
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Faker detaches an Overlay Unit to inflict the same amount of damage he received. Yuma says they have only 1200 Life Points, with Astral adding it's over if this hits. Faker tells Kite to kneel before him. Kite says Faker will be the one to kneel and activates "Photon Prevent" negating the effect damage as he controls a "[[Photon (disambiguation)|Photon]]" monster. Shark says he still has "Galaxy-Eyes" left to attack with and Faker has only 2450 Life Points - they can win here. Kite points at Faker, saying he always followed his orders as a Number Hunter without question and hunted the souls of many innocents. He realizes now it never would have helped Hart - Faker deceived him the whole time. He will save the soul of Hart and of many others by defeating Faker. He asks if Faker is ready for his "confession" and orders "Galaxy-Eyes" to attack with "[[Attack and effect names|Photon Stream of Destruction]]". "Heart-eartH" explodes and Tori says it seems they won then as Yuma dances around, excited to have defeated Faker. As the smoke clears, they see [[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon (anime)|a purple dragon]] sitting there. Yuma wonders if it's a new "Number" as Faker laughs maniacally.
   
 
==Featured Duel: Dr. Faker vs. Yuma Tsukumo, Reginald "Shark" Kastle and Kite Tenjo==
 
==Featured Duel: Dr. Faker vs. Yuma Tsukumo, Reginald "Shark" Kastle and Kite Tenjo==
[[Dr. Faker]] begins with 12000 [[Life Points]] while [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] share 4000 Life Points and may use any card their partners [[control]] as their own.
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[[File:Dr. Faker VS Yuma,Kite,Shark.png|right|thumb|[[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] vs. [[Dr. Faker]]]]
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[[Dr. Faker]] begins with 12000 [[LP|Life Points]] while [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] share 4000 Life Points and may use any card their partners [[control]] as their own.
   
 
<u>'''Turn 1: Faker'''</u><br />
 
<u>'''Turn 1: Faker'''</u><br />
Faker [[activate]]s the [[effect]] of the "[[Garbage Ogre]]" in his [[hand]], [[send]]ing it to the [[Graveyard]] to add a "[[Garbage Lord]]" from his [[Main Deck|Deck]] to his hand. Faker activates the effect of the three "Garbage Lords" in his hand, [[pay]]ing 1000 Life Points to [[Special Summon]] each one (0/2400) in [[face-up]] [[Attack Position]] (Faker 12000 → 9000). Faker [[Xyz Material|overlay]]s his three [[Level]] 5 [[Monster Card|monsters]] to [[Xyz Summon]] "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" (100/100) in Attack Position, who is unaffected by the opponent's card effects. Faker [[Set]]s two cards.
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Faker draws "Garbage Ogre". He then [[activate]]s the [[Card effect|effect]] of "[[Garbage Ogre (anime)|Garbage Ogre]]" to [[send]] it from his hand to the [[Graveyard]] and [[add a card|add]] "[[Garbage Lord (anime)|Garbage Lord]]" from his [[Main Deck|Deck]] to his hand. Faker activates the effect of his three "Garbage Lords" to [[pay]] 1000 Life Points and [[Special Summon]] each "Garbage Lord" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]5/0/2400 each) in [[Attack Position]] (Faker: 12000 → 9000 LP). [[File:No. 53 False Skeletal God - Heart-eartH|left|thumb|"Heart-eartH" is Summoned.]] Faker [[Xyz Material|overlays]] his three "Garbage Lords" in order to [[Xyz Summon]] "[[Number 53: Heart-eartH (anime)|Number 53: Heart-eartH]]" ([[File:Rank Star.svg|16px]]5/100/100, ORU: 3) in Attack Position. Due to the second effect of "Heart-eartH", it is unaffected by the opponent's card effects. Faker [[Set]]s two cards.
   
 
<u>'''Turn 2: Yuma'''</u><br />
 
<u>'''Turn 2: Yuma'''</u><br />
Yuma [[Normal Summon]]s "[[Goblindbergh]]" (1400/0), whose effect activates, letting Yuma Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster from his hand. He Special Summons "[[Gagaga Magician]]" (1500/1000) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "[[Number 39: Utopia]]" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Faker activates his [[face-down]] "[[Battle Route]]". As long as he controls a monster and his opponent controls a monster in face-up Attack Position, the opponent must attack with all able monsters if they enter their [[Battle Phase]]. "Utopia" [[attack]]s "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", as it was [[target]]ed for an attack, [[equip]]ping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to "Heart-eartH". This causes "Heart-eartH" to gain [[ATK]] equal to that of the attacking monster (100 → 2600) until the end of the [[Damage Step]]. Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", [[detach]]ing an Overlay Unit to [[negate]] his own attack. Yuma activates "[[Double or Nothing!]]", doubling the ATK of "Utopia" (2500 → 5000) and allowing to attack again as its attack was negated. Faker activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", sending the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent its [[destroyed by battle|destruction in battle]] (Faker 9000 → 6600). The ATK of "Heart-eartH" returns to its [[Original ATK and DEF|original value]] (2600 → 100). As it sends the "Garbage Ogre" equipped to "Heart-eartH" to the Graveyard, its effect activates, inflicting [[effect damage|damage]] to his opponents equal to half of the difference between its original ATK and previous ATK (Yuma, Shark and Kite 4000 → 2750). Then, he detaches an Overlay Unit to gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted (Faker 6600 → 7850). Yuma Sets a card.
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Yuma draws. He then [[Normal Summon]]s "[[Goblindbergh (anime)|Goblindbergh]]" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]4/1400/0) in Attack Position. As "Goblindbergh" was Normal Summoned, Yuma activates its effect to Special Summon "[[Gagaga Magician (anime)|Gagaga Magician]]" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]4/1500/1000) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays "Goblindbergh" and "Gagaga Magician" in order to Xyz Summon "[[Number 39: Utopia (anime)|Number 39: Utopia]]" ([[File:Rank Star.svg|16px]]4/2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position.
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Faker activates his [[face-down]] "[[Battle Route]]". Now as long as Faker controls a monster, all his opponent's face-up Attack Position monsters must attack, if able during their [[Battle Phase]]. "Utopia" [[attack]]s "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH", [[equip]]ping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it and increasing the ATK of "Heart-eartH" by the current ATK of the attacking monster ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" to [[detach]] an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) and [[negate]] the attack.
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Yuma activates "[[Double or Nothing! (anime)|Double or Nothing!]]" to double the ATK of "Utopia" ("Utopia": 2500 → 5000 ATK) and allow it to attack again as its attack was negated. "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the fifth effect of "Heart-eartH", sending the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard ("Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) in order to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being [[destroyed by battle]] (Faker: 9000 → 6600 LP). As the equipped "Garbage Ogre" was sent to the Graveyard, the sixth effect of "Heart-eartH" activates, inflicting [[effect damage|damage]] to Faker's opponents equal to half the difference between its original ATK and previous ATK (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 4000 → 2750 LP). Faker activates the seventh effect of "Heart-eartH" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Heart-eartH": 3 → 2 ORU) and gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted (Faker: 6600 → 7850 LP). At the end of the Damage Step, the effect of "Double or Nothing!" expires ("Utopia": 5000 → 2500 ATK). Yuma Sets a card.
   
 
<u>'''Turn 3: Shark'''</u><br />
 
<u>'''Turn 3: Shark'''</u><br />
Shark Normal Summons "[[Hammer Shark]]" (1700/1500). Shark detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia" to Special Summon "[[Xyz Remora]]" (800/800) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Summoned through that effect, it may be treated as an additional Overlay Unit for the Xyz Summon of a [[WATER]] [[Xyz Monster]] for each Overlay Unit that was detached. Shark overlays his two (treated as three) Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "[[Number 32: Shark Drake]]" (2800/2100) in Attack Position. Shark equips "Utopia" with "[[Shield Fin]]". When an effect is activated during the Battle Phase, this card can prevent the equipped monster's destruction by battle by reducing its original ATK to 0 until the [[End Phase]]. "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to "Heart-eartH" and increasing the ATK of "Heart-eartH" by the attacking monster's ATK (100 → 2600). Shark activates the effect of "Shield Fin", reducing the original ATK of "Utopia" to 0 to prevent its destruction in battle. As its original ATK was changed, the ATK of "Heart-eartH" is also decreased (2600 → 100). The attack continues (Yuma, Shark and Kite 2750 → 2650). "Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", with Faker sending the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Heart-eartH" by battle (Faker 7850 → 5150). As Faker took [[Battle Damage]], he activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", detaching an Overlay Unit to inflict damage to his opponents equal to half the damage he took (Yuma, Shark and Kite 2650 → 1300). Shark Sets a card.
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Shark draws. He then Normal Summons "[[Hammer Shark (anime)|Hammer Shark]]" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]4/1700/1500) in Attack Position. Shark detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia" ("Utopia": 1 → 0 ORU) in order to Special Summon "[[Xyz Remora (anime)|Xyz Remora]]" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]4/800/800) in Attack Position via its own effect. As "Xyz Remora" was Summoned through its own effect, it can reduce the number of monsters required for the Xyz Summon of a [[WATER]] [[Xyz Monster]] by the number of Overlay Units that were detached for it summon. Shark overlays "Hammer Shark" and "Xyz Remora" in order to Xyz Summon "[[Number 32: Shark Drake (anime)|Number 32: Shark Drake]]" ([[File:Rank Star.svg|16px]]4/2800/2100, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. Shark equips "Utopia" with "[[Shield Fin]]". Now when a card or effect is activated during the Battle Phase, Shark can reduce the original ATK of the equipped monster to 0, and prevent it from being destroyed by battle,
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"Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH" by equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Shark activates the effect of "Shield Fin" ("Utopia": 2500 → 0 ATK; "Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) to prevent "Utopia" from being destroyed by battle (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 2750 → 2650 LP). "Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker sends "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being destroyed by battle (Faker: 7850 → 5150 LP). As Faker took [[Battle damage|Battle Damage]], he activates the eighth effect of "Heart-eartH" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Heart-eartH": 2 → 1 ORU) and inflict damage to his opponents equal to half the damage he took (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 2650 → 1300 LP). Shark Sets a card. On Shark's End Phase, the effect of "Shield Fin" expires ("Utopia": 0 → 2500 ATK).
   
 
<u>'''Turn 4: Kite'''</u><br />
 
<u>'''Turn 4: Kite'''</u><br />
Kite Sets a card. Kite's hand contains "[[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]", "[[Photon Slasher]]", "[[Photon Prevent]]", "[[Kuriphoton]]" and "[[Photon Crusher]]". Kite Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" (2000/0). As he controls an Xyz Monster, Kite Special Summons "Photon Slasher" (2100/1000) from hand in [[Defense Position]] via its own effect. Kite [[Tribute]]s his two monsters with 2000 or more ATK to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" (3000/2500) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard and increasing the ATK of "Heart-eartH" by the attacking monster's attack (100 → 2600). Kite activates the effect of "Shield Fin", reducing the original ATK of "Utopia" to 0 to prevent is destruction in battle. As its original ATK was changed, the ATK of "Heart-eartH" is also decreased (2600 → 100). The attack continues (Yuma, Shark and Kite 1300 → 1200). "Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", with Faker sending the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Heart-eartH" by battle (Faker 5150 → 2450). As Faker took Battle Damage, he activates the effect of "Heart-eartH", detaching an Overlay Unit to inflict damage to his opponents equal to half the damage he took. Kite activates "Photon Prevent", negating the effect damage as he controls a "[[Photon]]" monster. "Galaxy-Eyes" attacks "Heart-eartH". As the latter card has no Overlay Units, Faker activates its effect, Xyz Summoning "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]" from his Extra Deck in Attack Position, [[attach]]ing "Heart-eartH" to it as an Overlay Unit.
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Kite draws. He then Sets a card. Kite's hand contains "[[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (anime)|Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]", "Photon Slasher", "Photon Prevent", "[[Kuriphoton (anime)|Kuriphoton]]" and "[[Photon Crusher (anime)|Photon Crusher]]". Kite Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]4/2000/0) in Attack Position. As he controls an Xyz Monster, Kite Special Summons "[[Photon Slasher (anime)|Photon Slasher]]" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]5/2100/1000) in [[Defense Position]] via its own effect. Kite then [[Tribute]]s "Photon Crusher" and "Photon Slasher" in order to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" ([[File:CG Star.svg|16px]]8/3000/2500) in Attack Position via its own effect (as the Tributed monsters had at least 2000 ATK). "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH" by equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Kite activates the effect of "Shield Fin" ("Utopia": 2500 → 0 ATK; "Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) to prevent "Utopia" from being destroyed by battle (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 1300 1200 LP).
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"Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker sends "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being destroyed by battle (Faker: 5150 → 2450 LP). Faker then activates the eighth effect of "Heart-eartH" ("Heart-eartH": 1 → 0 ORU), but Kite activates "[[Photon Prevent]]" to take no damage from the effect of "Heart-eartH" as he controls a "[[Photon (disambiguation)|Photon]]" monster. "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the final effect of "Heart-eartH" (as the latter card has no Overlay Units) to Xyz Summon "[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon (anime)|Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]" in Attack Position and [[attach]] "Heart-eartH" to it as an Overlay Unit ([[File:Rank Star.svg|16px]]9/0/0, ORU: 1).
   
 
''Duel continues in [[Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 070|the next episode]].''
 
''Duel continues in [[Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 070|the next episode]].''
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{{Decklist|Yuma Tsukumo
 
{{Decklist|Yuma Tsukumo
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* [[Gagaga Magician]]
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* [[Gagaga Magician (anime)|Gagaga Magician]]
* [[Goblindbergh]]
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* [[Goblindbergh (anime)|Goblindbergh]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
* [[Number 39: Utopia]]
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* [[Number 39: Utopia (anime)|Number 39: Utopia]]
 
|spells =
 
|spells =
* [[Double or Nothing!]]
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* [[Double or Nothing! (anime)|Double or Nothing!]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Decklist|Kite Tenjo
 
{{Decklist|Kite Tenjo
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* [[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]
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* [[Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (anime)|Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]
* ''[[Kuriphoton]]''
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* ''[[Kuriphoton (anime)|Kuriphoton]]''
* [[Photon Crusher]]
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* [[Photon Crusher (anime)|Photon Crusher]]
* ''[[Photon Slasher]]''
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* ''[[Photon Slasher (anime)|Photon Slasher]]''
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
* [[Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]
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* [[Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (anime)|Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]
 
|spells =
 
|spells =
 
* ''[[Photon Prevent]]''
 
* ''[[Photon Prevent]]''
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{{Decklist|Reginald "Shark" Kastle
 
{{Decklist|Reginald "Shark" Kastle
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* [[Hammer Shark]]
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* [[Hammer Shark (anime)|Hammer Shark]]
* ''[[Xyz Remora]]''
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* ''[[Xyz Remora (anime)|Xyz Remora]]''
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
* [[Number 32: Shark Drake]]
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* [[Number 32: Shark Drake (anime)|Number 32: Shark Drake]]
 
|spells =
 
|spells =
 
* ''[[Shield Fin]]''
 
* ''[[Shield Fin]]''
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{{Decklist|Dr. Faker
 
{{Decklist|Dr. Faker
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* ''[[Garbage Lord]]'' x3
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* ''[[Garbage Lord (anime)|Garbage Lord]]'' x3
* ''[[Garbage Ogre]]''
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* ''[[Garbage Ogre (anime)|Garbage Ogre]]''
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
* ''[[Number 53: Heart-eartH]]''
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* ''[[Number 53: Heart-eartH (anime)|Number 53: Heart-eartH]]''
* ''[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]''
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* ''[[Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon (anime)|Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon]]''
 
|traps =
 
|traps =
 
* ''[[Battle Route]]''
 
* ''[[Battle Route]]''
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{{Decklist|Sphere Field "Numbers"
 
{{Decklist|Sphere Field "Numbers"
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
* [[Number 7: Lucky Straight]]
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* [[Number 7: Lucky Straight (anime)|Number 7: Lucky Straight]]
* [[Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage]]
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* [[Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage (anime)|Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage]]
* [[Number 9: Dyson Sphere]]
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* [[Number 9: Dyson Sphere (anime)|Number 9: Dyson Sphere]]
* [[Number 10: Illumiknight]]
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* [[Number 10: Illumiknight (anime)|Number 10: Illumiknight]]
* [[Number 11: Big Eye]]
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* [[Number 11: Big Eye (anime)|Number 11: Big Eye]]
* [[Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja]]
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* [[Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja (anime)|Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja]]
* [[Number 17: Leviathan Dragon]]
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* [[Number 17: Leviathan Dragon (anime)|Number 17: Leviathan Dragon]]
* [[Number 19: Freezadon]]
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* [[Number 19: Freezerdon (anime)|Number 19: Freezerdon]]
* [[Number 20: Giga-Brilliant]]
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* [[Number 20: Giga-Brilliant (anime)|Number 20: Giga-Brilliant]]
* [[Number 25: Force Focus]]
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* [[Number 25: Force Focus (anime)|Number 25: Force Focus]]
* [[Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction]]
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* [[Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction (anime)|Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction]]
* [[Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech]]
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* [[Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech (anime)|Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech]]
* [[Number 69: Heraldic Emblem]]
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* [[Number 69: Heraldry Crest (anime)|Number 69: Heraldry Crest]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
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==Errors==
 
==Errors==
[[File:Dr. Faker VS Yuma,Kite,Shark.png|left|thumb|[[Life Points]] error.]]
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* The blood on Shark's clothes disappears after his [[turn]] ends.
* When the [[Duel]] begins, [[Yuma Tsukumo|Yuma]], [[Reginald Kastle|Shark]] and [[Kite Tenjo|Kite]] are shown as each having their own [[Life Points]]. During the Duel, they share a single count of 4000.
 
   
* When Kite [[Tribute]]s "[[Photon Crusher]]", he mistakenly calls it "[[Photon Thrasher]]" instead.
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* In the Japanese version, when Kite [[Tribute]]s "[[Photon Crusher (anime)|Photon Crusher]]", he mistakenly calls it "[[Photon Thrasher (anime)|Photon Thrasher]]" instead.
 
* The blood on Shark's clothes disappears after his [[turn]] ends.
 
   
 
{{Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes/season 1}}
 
{{Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes/season 1}}

Latest revision as of 19:36, October 17, 2019

"A Trio's Challenge: Part 1", known as "The Three Heroes Unite, One Last Duel For The Future!" in the Japanese version, is the sixty-ninth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on August 27, 2012, and in the United States on July 13, 2013.

The Duel between Yuma, Kite and Shark against Dr. Faker begins! From the very start, Faker Summons what he considers to be the strongest card, "Number 53: Heart-eartH" which its powers put Yuma, Kite and Shark at a disadvantage. Later, the three Duelists combine their efforts in order to destroy it, however Faker once more turns the tables by Summoning "Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon".

SummaryEdit

Armor Body Faker

Dr. Faker transforms.

As Yuma, Shark and Kite hold their ace cards aloft, Yuma declares that they've made their decision - with everyone's future at stake, they challenge Dr. Faker to a Duel. Faker agrees, while Astral, still trapped within the Sphere Field, simply mutters "Yuma...". Tori, kneeling by the deactivated Orbital 7, tells Yuma to show Faker his strongest "kattobingu". Faker says he'll crush them to pieces here and now - there is nothing they can do. Yuma insists Faker will be the one crushed to pieces, while Kite vows to make Faker pay. Shark adds that he will crush Faker's boring ambitions. Faker can hardly believe they would oppose him as the Sphere Field glows with pink electricity, which hits Faker. He rises from this throne and his clothes tear as robotic parts are revealed underneath, which expand. A chrome plate latches over Faker's left eye, functioning as his Duel Gazer. He tells them to come at him - they may all do so at once. Yuma and Shark arm their Duel Gazers and D-Pads while Kite undergoes Photon Transformation, his D-Pad flying in from off-screen. Astral mutters that they'll leave this to three of them - the future is in their hands.

53 is summoned

"Number 53: Heart-eartH" is Summoned.

Faker says that Yuma, Shark and Kite will share 4000 Life Points, while his own Life Points will be 12000. He continues that he'll go first and show them his "Duel of soul". He draws and sends the "Garbage Ogre" in his hand to the Graveyard to add a "Garbage Lord" from his Deck to his hand. He reveals he may pay 1000 Life Points to Special Summon "Garbage Lord" from his hand. He pays 3000 Life Points to Special Summon three copies of "Garbage Lord", which appear in Attack Position. Yuma is surprised at the triple Summon and Kite asks what's he's afraid of. Shark simply comments that something must be coming. Faker overlays his three Level 5 monsters and fierce winds blare through the room, causing Tori to shout (in the dub, Tori simply braces herself in the winds). Faker tells them to take a look at the strongest "Number", which stands on a pinnacle above all others. He instructs it to "equip the supernatural armor and shock the world." It begins to form out of mist, as the "Numbers" cards float around Astral in the Sphere Field. Astral appears weaker and comments that the powers of the "Numbers" were absorbed. Finally, the "Number" appears - "Number 53: Heart-eartH". Shark and Kite comment it has only 100 ATK, while Faker reveals that it is immune to all of their monster, Spell and Trap effects. Setting two cards, Faker ends his turn.

Yuma says he'll go next and Shark warns him that there must be something else that "Number" can do. Yuma insists he can defeat since it has only 100 ATK. Faker is pleased his first opponent is Yuma and adds he'll eliminate him first then. Yuma asks how that could happen - he is beside Shark and Kite, his friends that he gained due to Astral. Declaring he'll save Astral for sure, Yuma draws and then Normal Summons "Goblindbergh". Three "Goblinberghs" appear carrying a metal box on chains between them as Yuma explains that when he Summons "Goblindbergh", he can Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster from his hand. The box opens and "Gagaga Magician" drops out of it in Attack Position. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" in Attack Position, referring to it as "the bond between me and Astral". Faker isn't surprised to see "Utopia", but activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card, "Battle Route". As long as its face-up and Faker controls a monster, his opponents must attack it with their Attack Position monsters if they choose to conduct a Battle Phase.

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"Number 39: Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH".

Shark is confused as to what Faker is doing. Yuma asks what he means and Kite answers that the "Number" has only 100 ATK - why would he activate a trap that forces battle? Yuma asks if his goal is to be attacked then. Kite confirms it, so they cannot let their guard down. Yuma disagrees and immediately declares an attack. Faker says Yuma's ignorance is just as large as Kazuma's then. Yuma continues with "Rising Sun Slash", but Faker reveals one of the effects of "Heart-eartH". When it is attacked, he may equip it with a monster from his Graveyard. He equips "Garbage Ogre", who floats upward and is absorbed into the heart of "Heart-eartH". This allows it to gain the original ATK of the monster that is attacking it, so its ATK rises to 2600. Kite realizes what Faker was planning now and Shark says that even if that card has low ATK, it can always exceed the ATK of the attacking monster.

Faker declares "Infernal Surge", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate his own attack. Shark tells Yuma that was good and that he should continue. Yuma activates "Double or Nothing!", doubling the ATK of "Utopia" to 5000 and letting it attack again as its attack was negated. He attacks with "Rising Sun Slash" again. Seeing the impact, Yuma says this is his hope. Faker laughs and declares such hope as to be nothing but trash before him. His Life Points at 6600, Faker says he will grind the hope to dust and explains that he can send the equipped monster to the Graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Heart-eartH" by battle. "Garbage Ogre" falls from the heart of "Heart-eartH" back into the Graveyard portal. When this happens, Faker can inflict damage equal to half the amount of the increase in the ATK of "Heart-eartH", which launches a beam from its core, hitting and Yuma and throwing him onto the ground, his team's Life Points at 2750.

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Shark's wound (the blood is cut from the dub).

Tori yells Yuma's name and Faker continues he's now using the effect of "Heart-eartH" that requires an Overlay Unit to be detached - he can gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted, so his Life Points rise to 7850 as he cackles. Kite and Shark are shocked at these abilities as Astral declares that this truly is the strongest "Number". In pain, Yuma Sets a card and ends his turn. Shark walks forward, telling Yuma he's Dueling as lacklusterly as always, but still saying he did a good job. He draws, claiming he'll bite Faker to pieces with his sharp fangs. He grunts in pain and Yuma asks what's wrong. He claims he's fine, but he's bleeding heavily - he was injured by a litterbot's scythe in the battle (the bleeding is cut from the dub).

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Yuma complaining that Shark detached the Overlay Unit.

Faker asks if Shark is scared. He tells Faker to shut up and Normal Summons "Hammer Shark". Saying he can use his allies' cards as well, he detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia". Yuma is confused and upset, but Shark tells him to stop complaining (in the dub, Yuma also asks why Shark couldn't get any Overlay Units from Kite instead). He reveals that by doing this he can Special Summon "Xyz Remora" from his hand via its own effect. When its Summoned by this effect and he uses it in a Xyz Summon, it can be counted as an additional Overlay Unit for each Unit that was detached in its Summon. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters treated as three to Xyz Summon "Number 32: Shark Drake" in Attack Position. Shark tells Yuma his Dueling has given him in a hint. Yuma is confused but Shark tells him to watch.

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"Number 32: Shark Drake" is Summoned.

He equips "Utopia" with "Shield Fin" and asks to borrow his monster. He orders an attack with "Utopia", with Faker claiming such an attack can't defeat a genius like him. He uses the effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping "Garbage Ogre". Its ATK rises to 2600 once more. He tells Shark to disappear, while also adding that his lack of attention would cost him, and yells "Infernal Surge!". Shark says he was waiting for that and reveals the effect of "Shield Fin" - until the End Phase, the original ATK of the equipped monster will become 0 and it cannot be destroyed by battle. The ATK of "Utopia" drops to 0 and with it the ATK of "Heart-eartH" drops to 100, as its effect is based on the original ATK of the monster it battles. Kite compliments him, saying he discovered the weakness of "Heart-eartH". Shark adds they'll still take damage - but only 100. He says all credit for this should go to Yuma - it was Yuma's reckless attack that let him determine the weakness of "Heart-eartH".

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"Heart-eartH" strikes.

Saying that the ATK boosting effect of "Heart-eartH" can only be used once per turn and since its ATK wasn't changed, its damage effect also can't be activated, Shark orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "Deep Sea Destruction". Faker's Life Points fall to 5150, with him chuckling that the hungry shark must smell the blood (in the dub, Faker says that Shark's brain is tinier than he realized). He declares the attack useless and sends the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard again, preventing the destruction by battle. Yuma is unsure how to proceed - Faker keeps recovering. Faker says he'll destroy their hope further and unveils another effect of "Heart-eartH". Detaching an Overlay Unit, he can inflict damage equal to half the damage he received. He insists they take his "genius judgment" ("gift" in the dub) and "Heart-eartH" fires another beam from its heart, hitting Shark and dropping the trio's Life Points to 1300.

Yuma yells Shark's name, while Shark curses, saying he can't believe that Life Point recovery became an attack. Kite steps forward and glances back at Shark, who Sets a card in response and ends his turn. Kite claims he'll inherit their wills and draws. Faker calls Kite a fool - how dare he oppose him. He says he'll send them all to hell (in the dub, Faker says that when the Duel is over, Kite will lose everything). Kite asks him to spare him the nonsense and raises his hand towards the Sphere Field (the scene showing Hart is cut from the dub). Vowing to save Hart, he Sets a card. Examining his hand, he sees he has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon", "Photon Slasher", "Photon Prevent", "Kuriphoton" and "Photon Crusher". He Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" and reveals that since he controls an Xyz Monster, he can Special Summon "Photon Slasher" from his hand via its own effect. He Tributes them both to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes". Tori says their bonds have been integrated now - everyone has their ace monsters out.

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Photon Transformation continues to take its toll on Kite.

Faker addresses Kite as "my foolish son" and urges him to come at him if he has the strength. Kite falls to one knee in pain, but insists he's fine. Faker speculates that it seems that Kite's body has reached its limit due to "Number" hunting. Yuma says it's all because of Faker and asks if he's really qualified to be a father. Kite claims that due to Faker's sins, he and "Galaxy-Eyes" have been "contaminated" this whole time. He vows to make Faker atone for his sins. Faker questions Kite on how to stop him. Kite thinks, knowing he can use "Shield Fin" to damage Faker, but that still leaves the problem of how to avoid the effect damage afterwards. He asks to borrow Yuma's monster, who agrees. Kite orders "Utopia" to attack, with Faker equipping "Garbage Ogre" again. Kite uses "Shield Fin" in the same way Shark did, so they take only 100 damage from "Infernal Surge". Faker claims they are simply repeating the same stupidity as Kite orders "Shark Drake" to attack with "Deep Sea Destruction". Faker's Life Points fall to 2450 as "Garbage Ogre" falls from "Heart-eartH", preventing its destruction by battle.

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A new "Number" appears.

Faker detaches an Overlay Unit to inflict the same amount of damage he received. Yuma says they have only 1200 Life Points, with Astral adding it's over if this hits. Faker tells Kite to kneel before him. Kite says Faker will be the one to kneel and activates "Photon Prevent" negating the effect damage as he controls a "Photon" monster. Shark says he still has "Galaxy-Eyes" left to attack with and Faker has only 2450 Life Points - they can win here. Kite points at Faker, saying he always followed his orders as a Number Hunter without question and hunted the souls of many innocents. He realizes now it never would have helped Hart - Faker deceived him the whole time. He will save the soul of Hart and of many others by defeating Faker. He asks if Faker is ready for his "confession" and orders "Galaxy-Eyes" to attack with "Photon Stream of Destruction". "Heart-eartH" explodes and Tori says it seems they won then as Yuma dances around, excited to have defeated Faker. As the smoke clears, they see a purple dragon sitting there. Yuma wonders if it's a new "Number" as Faker laughs maniacally.

Featured Duel: Dr. Faker vs. Yuma Tsukumo, Reginald "Shark" Kastle and Kite TenjoEdit

Dr. Faker VS Yuma,Kite,Shark

Yuma, Shark and Kite vs. Dr. Faker

Dr. Faker begins with 12000 Life Points while Yuma, Shark and Kite share 4000 Life Points and may use any card their partners control as their own.

Turn 1: Faker

Faker draws "Garbage Ogre". He then activates the effect of "Garbage Ogre" to send it from his hand to the Graveyard and add "Garbage Lord" from his Deck to his hand. Faker activates the effect of his three "Garbage Lords" to pay 1000 Life Points and Special Summon each "Garbage Lord" (CG Star5/0/2400 each) in Attack Position (Faker: 12000 → 9000 LP).
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No. 53 False Skeletal God - Heart-eartH

"Heart-eartH" is Summoned.

Faker overlays his three "Garbage Lords" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 53: Heart-eartH" (Rank Star5/100/100, ORU: 3) in Attack Position. Due to the second effect of "Heart-eartH", it is unaffected by the opponent's card effects. Faker Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Yuma
Yuma draws. He then Normal Summons "Goblindbergh" (CG Star4/1400/0) in Attack Position. As "Goblindbergh" was Normal Summoned, Yuma activates its effect to Special Summon "Gagaga Magician" (CG Star4/1500/1000) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays "Goblindbergh" and "Gagaga Magician" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (Rank Star4/2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position.

Faker activates his face-down "Battle Route". Now as long as Faker controls a monster, all his opponent's face-up Attack Position monsters must attack, if able during their Battle Phase. "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH", equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it and increasing the ATK of "Heart-eartH" by the current ATK of the attacking monster ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) and negate the attack.

Yuma activates "Double or Nothing!" to double the ATK of "Utopia" ("Utopia": 2500 → 5000 ATK) and allow it to attack again as its attack was negated. "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the fifth effect of "Heart-eartH", sending the equipped "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard ("Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) in order to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being destroyed by battle (Faker: 9000 → 6600 LP). As the equipped "Garbage Ogre" was sent to the Graveyard, the sixth effect of "Heart-eartH" activates, inflicting damage to Faker's opponents equal to half the difference between its original ATK and previous ATK (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 4000 → 2750 LP). Faker activates the seventh effect of "Heart-eartH" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Heart-eartH": 3 → 2 ORU) and gain Life Points equal to the damage he inflicted (Faker: 6600 → 7850 LP). At the end of the Damage Step, the effect of "Double or Nothing!" expires ("Utopia": 5000 → 2500 ATK). Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 3: Shark
Shark draws. He then Normal Summons "Hammer Shark" (CG Star4/1700/1500) in Attack Position. Shark detaches the remaining Overlay Unit from "Utopia" ("Utopia": 1 → 0 ORU) in order to Special Summon "Xyz Remora" (CG Star4/800/800) in Attack Position via its own effect. As "Xyz Remora" was Summoned through its own effect, it can reduce the number of monsters required for the Xyz Summon of a WATER Xyz Monster by the number of Overlay Units that were detached for it summon. Shark overlays "Hammer Shark" and "Xyz Remora" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 32: Shark Drake" (Rank Star4/2800/2100, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. Shark equips "Utopia" with "Shield Fin". Now when a card or effect is activated during the Battle Phase, Shark can reduce the original ATK of the equipped monster to 0, and prevent it from being destroyed by battle,

"Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH" by equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Shark activates the effect of "Shield Fin" ("Utopia": 2500 → 0 ATK; "Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) to prevent "Utopia" from being destroyed by battle (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 2750 → 2650 LP). "Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker sends "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being destroyed by battle (Faker: 7850 → 5150 LP). As Faker took Battle Damage, he activates the eighth effect of "Heart-eartH" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Heart-eartH": 2 → 1 ORU) and inflict damage to his opponents equal to half the damage he took (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 2650 → 1300 LP). Shark Sets a card. On Shark's End Phase, the effect of "Shield Fin" expires ("Utopia": 0 → 2500 ATK).

Turn 4: Kite
Kite draws. He then Sets a card. Kite's hand contains "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon", "Photon Slasher", "Photon Prevent", "Kuriphoton" and "Photon Crusher". Kite Normal Summons "Photon Crusher" (CG Star4/2000/0) in Attack Position. As he controls an Xyz Monster, Kite Special Summons "Photon Slasher" (CG Star5/2100/1000) in Defense Position via its own effect. Kite then Tributes "Photon Crusher" and "Photon Slasher" in order to Special Summon "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" (CG Star8/3000/2500) in Attack Position via its own effect (as the Tributed monsters had at least 2000 ATK). "Utopia" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the third effect of "Heart-eartH" by equipping the "Garbage Ogre" in his Graveyard to it ("Heart-eartH": 100 → 2600 ATK). Kite activates the effect of "Shield Fin" ("Utopia": 2500 → 0 ATK; "Heart-eartH": 2600 → 100 ATK) to prevent "Utopia" from being destroyed by battle (Yuma, Shark and Kite: 1300 → 1200 LP).

"Shark Drake" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker sends "Garbage Ogre" to the Graveyard to prevent "Heart-eartH" from being destroyed by battle (Faker: 5150 → 2450 LP). Faker then activates the eighth effect of "Heart-eartH" ("Heart-eartH": 1 → 0 ORU), but Kite activates "Photon Prevent" to take no damage from the effect of "Heart-eartH" as he controls a "Photon" monster. "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" attacks "Heart-eartH", but Faker activates the final effect of "Heart-eartH" (as the latter card has no Overlay Units) to Xyz Summon "Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon" in Attack Position and attach "Heart-eartH" to it as an Overlay Unit (Rank Star9/0/0, ORU: 1).

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cardsEdit

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Kite Tenjo
Reginald "Shark" Kastle
Dr. Faker
Sphere Field "Numbers"

Differences from the previewEdit

Dr. Faker Color Error

Left: Preview, Right: Episode.

  • When Dr. Faker transforms, the electric bolts that engulf him are pink, while in the preview they are blue instead.

ErrorsEdit

  • The blood on Shark's clothes disappears after his turn ends.
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