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"Rule Duel", known as "Disorderly Duels Are Against School Rules!? Sally Forth! Special Disciplinary Commander" in the Japanese version, is the seventy-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on October 28, 2012 and in the United States on September 7, 2013.
Yuma's been appointed Class Representative! While Yuma is quite eager and willing to do the job, Caswell Francis, known by all as "Class Representative", has mixed feelings about this. The Student Council President appears before Caswell, appointing him as the "Chief Disciplinarian". The Chief Disciplinarian's job is to crack down on violations of school rules, which ends up angering a lot of students at the academy. In order to stop this ridiculous system, Yuma challenges the Student Council President, who turns out to be under Barian control, to a Duel!
Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Carlyle Chesterson
|This Duel uses Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime gameplay. Rules and card effects may differ from that of the TCG/OCG. See the individual card articles for more information.|
Turn 2: Carlyle
Carlyle activates "Mirror Stage of Discipline", which will cause the ATK and DEF of all face-up monsters to remain at their original values. He Normal Summons "Tamagushi, the Righteous" via its own effect without Tribute by reducing its ATK to 0. Due to "Mirror Stage", its ATK remains at its original value (1000/2200). As he controls a "Priestess" monster, he Special Summons "Sakaki, the Honor Student" (1600/1200) from his hand in Attack Position, though it may not attack this turn. He overlays his 2 Level 6 monsters to Xyz Summon "Norito the Moral Leader" (2700/2000) in Attack Position. "Norito" attacks directly, but Yuma activates his face-down "Impenetrable Attack", which would reduce the Battle Damage to 0. Carlyle activates the effect of "Norito", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate the effect of a Spell/Trap Card and destroy it. The attack continues (Yuma 4000 → 1300). Carlyle Sets a card.
Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma Sets a monster. Carlyle activates his face-down "Surprise Inspection", flipping the monster face-up. It is "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800). This would be a violation of the dress code, so Caswell moves to return it to Yuma's hand. Yuma activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Clear Robe", reducing the ATK and DEF of "Gagaga Girl" to 0 and negating its effect to prevent it from leaving the field. Carlyle activates the effect of "Norito", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate and destroy "Clear Robe". Therefore, Caswell's ruling stands and "Gagaga Girl" returns to Yuma's hand. As Yuma controls no monsters and the effect of his Spell/Trap Card was negated, Yuma sends the "Tatakawa Knight" in his hand to the Graveyard via its own effect to inflict 1500 damage (Carlyle 4000 → 2500). Yuma activates "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Tamagushi" (1000/2200) from Carlyle's Graveyard in Defense Position. Yuma Sets a card.
Turn 4: Carlyle
Caswell stops his rulings at this point, making this a normal Duel. Carlyle draws and activates "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force", letting him Rank-Up the Rank 6 "Norito" in order to Special Summon a "Chaos Xyz" monster of one Rank higher. He performs a "Chaos Xyz Evolution", overlaying "Norito" to Special Summon "Chaos Xyz Simon the Great Moral Leader" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. He activates its effect, detaching a Chaos Overlay Unit to change "Tamagushi" to Attack Position. "Simon" attacks "Tamagushi" with Yuma activating his face-down "Half Unbreak", preventing the destruction of "Tamaguchi" by battle and halving the Battle Damage (Yuma 1300 → 300). As his monster battled and its target was not destroyed, Carlyle activates "Double Check", destroying the monster.
Turn 5: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000) and activates "Gagagawind", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his hand with its Level increased by 1. He Special Summons "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800) in Attack Position, with its Level increasing by 1, to 4. Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. As "Gagaga Girl" was used as an Overlay Unit with another "Gagaga" monster, its effect activates, reducing the ATK of "Simon" to 0 (3000 → 0). "Utopia" attacks and destroys "Simon" (Carlyle 2500 → 0).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
MistakesWhen "Gagaga Girl" returns to Yuma's hand, his hand contains the card backings used in the previous series.
Differences in adaptations
- The skirt length differences of "Tamagushi, the Righteous" are removed from the dub.
- "Gagaga Girl" running toward "Gagaga Magician" is cut from the dub.
- Caswell helping Spencer in a flashback is cut from the dub.
- Caswell's ruling of Tori's, Summer's and Jen's skirts being too short is changed to "No gossiping!". However, they are still seen blushing.