"Dragon Strife, Part 2", known as "The Future Lies within This Hand! Climax of the Galaxy Showdown!!" in the Japanese version, is the one-hundred and thirty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on December 29, 2013 and on Hulu on December 7, 2014.
The Duel between Kite and Mizar intensifies. Kite finds him in dire straits as he loses the support of Orbital 7. In order to fulfill his destiny, he stands up to Mizar, despite the countless wounds over his body. However, when Mizar uses the overwhelming effects of "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon", he finds himself pushed to the edge of his limits...! As the various thoughts and desires of Mizar and Kite clash, the true "Dragon Tamer" is about to be born!!
Mizar gets to his feet and refuses to believe that "Tachyon Dragon" would betray him like that, resuming his Barian form. Declaring himself to be the greatest dragon tamer, he orders a direct attack on Kite with "Chaos Number 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" (these events are cut from the dub, as they took place in the previous episode). As the attack streams towards them, Orbital 7 declares he's engaging a Baria Crystal field. Red energy surges out like spider webs from Orbital's eye, forming a shield. The attack hits the shield and Yuma screams out Kite's name in concern (in the dub, Yuma exclaims that the shield protected Kite and Orbital). Tori doesn't know what Kite can do if the attack keeps up. Kite grunts as some of the attack's energy makes it through the shield. Dr. Faker yells Kite's name, while Hart yells "big brother!". As more energy seeps through, Orbital asks if Kite is alright. He tells Orbital not to waste his time worrying about that (in the dub, Kite replies he is fine and instructs Orbital to maintain the shield). Should the attack reduce him to scrap, Orbital asks Kite if he'll tell Lilly of how bravely he fought. Kite refuses, telling Orbital to tell her himself. Yuma, Hart and Faker yell out in concern again and Lilly says "good luck". Hearing this, Orbital vows not to disgrace himself here and looks up at the Earth, which he once again sees as Lilly's face (a shot of Lilly, as well as a shot of Orbital looking back at Earth is cut from the dub). The attack finally connects and electricity crackles over Kite's suit as he's thrown off his feet. Kite's Life Points fall to 250 as Yuma yells his name once more and Mizar ends his turn before saying that Kite held on by a thread (in the dub, Mizar also suggests that Kite's best course of action is to surrender the Duel).
More electricity crackles through Kite's suit, prompting Orbital to ask about Kite's condition. Kite claims he's fine and asks how Orbital is holding up. Orbital responds that 50% of him has suffered significant damage. Mizar taunts that Kite's hand is zero and he has nothing on his field. He wonders if he'll be able to fight with his back against this much of a wall. Kite moves to draw, thinking to himself that this must be his Destiny Draw. He struggles to even draw the card. Orbital offers to assist him, knowing that Kite is damaged from all the attacks as well. Kite's hand glows with yellow energy as he and Orbital claim that this is their Destiny Draw. Looking at the card, Kite says the right one has come. He Sets a monster and ends his turn, struggling to remain on his feet.
Mizar is disappointed that Kite was desperate enough to Set a monster like that. He draws, then activates "Galactic Charity", which lets him send one card in his hand to the Graveyard to draw two more cards. He sends "Energy Attractor", then proceeds to activate "Tachyon Refresh", allowing him to banish a monster he controls. He banishes "Neo Tachyon", causing the equipped "Galaxy Rebirth" to be sent to the Graveyard. Then, the banished monster is returned to the field, so "Neo Tachyon" reappears. Kite's eyes widen as he realizes that "Neo Tachyon" has its original ATK now - 4500.
Mizar equips "Neo Tachyon" with "Tachyon Cannon", causing a large accelerator cannon to clasp onto the feet of his dragon, the prongs stretching out in front of it. He explains that "Neo Tachyon" loses 500 ATK now, but after its initial attack, it may attack again by halving its ATK - and he can keep doing so until the ATK is less than 500. Yuma stares in disbelief and Tori cries that Kite has no way out of this. Mizar orders his first attack and "Neo Tachyon" shoots out a massive energy ball from the cannon. Kite's Set monster flips, revealing itself as "Galaxy Mirror Sage" - a Flip Effect Monster. Its Flip Effect increases Kite's Life Points by 800. Yellow bolts crackle through Kite's fist and his Life Points rise to 1050. "Galaxy Mirror Sage" vanishes in the attack, but Kite reveals that he can re-Set it now. Mizar claims such resistance is futile and Kite specifies that next time "Galaxy Mirror Sage" is destroyed, it will be banished instead.
Mizar activates the effect of "Tachyon Cannon", causing both the cannon and "Neo Tachyon" to glow red as energy thrums through them. Its ATK falls to 2000 and Mizar orders his attack. "Galaxy Mirror Sage" flips again, increasing Kite's Life Points to 1850. Mizar says that with that, "Mirror Sage" is banished, so Kite's trick will not work anymore. Mizar uses the effect of "Downfall Cannon" again, reducing "Neo Tachyon" to 1000 ATK and attacking directly. Kite is thrown off his feet and Orbital grunts Kite's name, in pain himself. Orbital's eye glows red with energy and says that he'll protect Kite. Mizar uses "Tachyon Cannon" again, reducing "Neo Tachyon" to 500 ATK and Kite's Life Points to 500. Tori covers her eyes and begs for Mizar to stop (in the dub, Tori mutters she can't watch this). Kite tries to rise, but Mizar uses the effect one more time for his final attack (in the dub, Mizar remarks that he enjoys toying with Kite and considers it "good sport") - "Neo Tachyon" has 250 ATK now and Kite's Life Points fall to 100. Faker grunts in shock, Hart yells "big brother" and Yuma yells Kite's name. As Kite's body flies backwards, his visor begins to crack and he lands spread-eagle on his back. Mizar Sets a card and declares the end of his turn.
Electricity continues to crackle over Kite's suit. Orbital informs him that damage is at 90% and they have only 3% energy remaining regardless of that. Mizar taunts that it looks their jousting match is over already, then. Orbital begins to shut down, his eye flashing as he chokes out "Master Kite". Yuma screams Kite's name and speaks through Orbital's intercom, telling Kite to pull himself together. Kite hears him and Yuma asks if he's well. Kite does not answer, but Mizar addresses Yuma by name instead. Yuma urges Mizar to listen to him - there is no reason for them to fight like this. Tori says they know what he saw - his real past. Astral tells him his noble soul was poisoned by Don Thousand and his false memories, which caused him to be cast into the Barian World, with his heart full of hatred and sorrow. He finishes by saying that the only reason they fight at all is because of Don Thousand (in the dub, Tori is the one who tells Mizar that Don Thousand was behind everything). Mizar tells him that doesn't matter to him - he fights for the sake of the Barians as one of the Seven Barian Emperors (in the dub, Mizar says he is only fighting for himself).
Astral insists there is nothing left to protect. Mizar has no idea what he means. Yuma informs him that Don Thousand and Vector have joined forces and Alito, Girag, Marin and Dumon were consumed by them. Mizar backs away in shock; his eyes widen. He says this is impossible. Astral insists that it is true - there are no Barians left to protect - (this exchange is cut from the dub) and as long as he keeps using "Neo Tachyon", he'll be under Don Thousand's curse. Mizar looks over his shoulder at "Neo Tachyon" and calls the notion absurd - it cannot be part of Thousand's curse (in the dub, Mizar proclaims that his victory over Kite will prove he is the true "Galaxy-Eyes" master). Astral persists that it's true, but Kite interrupts him, now kneeling. Kite believes only he can release Mizar from the curse (in the dub, Astral starts to say that Kite is unwell, but Kite interrupts, replying that he is fine and that this Duel can't be stopped). Yuma yells his name and Kite says this Duel will decide their future - Yuma and Astral should not be involved (in the dub, Kite says this Duel is not over until one player wins). Yuma insists Kite must stop - he's been beaten to black-and-blue. Kite grunts in pain and claws his way to his feet, telling Yuma to remember that everyone must say good-bye someday, even if it was unexpected - and the same will apply to Yuma and Astral (in the dub, Kite says some things must be seen through to the end, even if it means risking his life). Kite urges them to remember him and Orbital's eye glows red again. Yuma's jaw drops and even Mizar seems concerned, muttering Kite's name.
Kite says this is probably his last turn and tells Mizar this is the moment of truth. He draws and Mizar is shocked he'll still continuing - his "Galaxy-Eyes" is gone and he has lost all of his own strength too. Kite insists the the light of the future has not faded away. Mizar asks "what!?" (in the dub, Kite says he still has the hope to keep on going) and Kite says "be reborn, the embodiment of light, capable of controlling the future itself", his fist glowing blue. A pillar of blue energy shoots into the air and from it emerges "Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" once more, roaring. Mizar insists this is is impossible - there is no way "Prime Photon" could come back. Kite reveals that this effect activated before it had left the field. When it leaves, it will revive a number of turns later - equal to the number of Overlay Units it had when it left. When it was banished by "Tachyon Chaos Hole", it had two Overlay Units - and now two turns have passed.
Astral points out that "Neo Tachyon" has only 250 ATK right now, so if Kite's attack hits, he'll win. Mizar mutters the name of Kite's dragon, but insists that the strongest dragon is his "Neo Tachyon" - and he is the strongest dragon tamer. Mizar activates his face-down "Tachyon Unit". By paying 500 Life Points, Mizar can activate the effect of "Neo Tachyon" that would usually detach Overlay Units. Kite simply says "what!?" as Mizar's Life Points fall to 200 and he activates the effect of "Neo Tachyon" (in the dub, Kite mutters, "interesting," and Mizar chides Kite for showing less enthusiasm about what is going on). The effects of all other cards on the field are negated, and the game state returns to how it was when the turn began. He declares "Time Tyrant" and rainbow energy engulfs the field. He reminds Kite that with "Tachyon Cannon" negated, the ATK of "Neo Tachyon" returns to 4500. In addition, "Prime Photon" will vanish now. He laughs and tells "Prime Photon" to disappear from his sight. The rainbow energy engulfs "Prime Photon" and it begins to vanish, but the process suddenly reverses itself and "Prime Photon" emerges unscathed.
Mizar is floored, having no idea what's happened. Kite tells him that "Neo Tachyon" did rewind time - but it can only rewind effects activated during this turn - and the effect of "Prime Photon" activated two turns ago. Kite insists his future cannot be controlled or changed, no matter how far back in time Mizar goes. Mizar believe it impossible that any card could supersede the effect of "Neo Tachyon". He calms himself and points out that it still does not matter - "Neo Tachyon" has more ATK. Kite asks if he really thinks so and orders an attack with "Eternity Photon Stream". Mizar tells "Neo Tachyon" to slay these would-be heroes and declares "Ultimate Tachyon Spiral of Destruction". As the beams hit each other in the center of the field, Kite asks Mizar why he is a dragon tamer. Mizar seems confused, but Kite says he simply wants to know - why does Mizar tame them (in the dub, Kite asks Mizar why he hates humans so much. Mizar replies that he has his reasons for that)? Kite comments that Mizar trusts dragons, but seems incapable of trusting other human beings. He says Mizar's eyes are quite similar to those of the dragon on the stone monument. Mizar recalls more of his past - armed soldiers sacked the village he lived in, slaying everyone, including his mother and father (Mizar's parents are kidnapped in the dub). Mizar had to hide behind a building, before running off into the desert, crying. As he wandered aimlessly, he collapsed. A card suddenly appeared in his outstretched hand. Mizar managed to get to his feet and as he did, Jinlon appeared before him for the first time.
In the present, Mizar tells Kite not to dare pity him (in the dub, Mizar admits that his meeting with Jinlon made him scorn humans in the first place). Kite says he is not pitying him - he is saying that Mizar really is the strongest dragon tamer. Kite himself only ever wanted to save his little brother and father. He calls himself someone who just "used" dragons, really. He only borrowed the power of "Galaxy-Eyes". He reflects that meeting "Galaxy-Eyes" has led him here though, making him stronger and stronger. It also allowed him to meet Yuma and Astral, as well as Reginald and many other friends. He adds that he was able to meet Mizar as well - and every person he met taught him that he could believe in other people, despite being someone who was lonely and could trust no one at first. He asks Mizar if he'll tell him what happened to him the next time they meet. Mizar just mutters Kite's name, but Faker calls out tearfully that Kite needs to stop now - it is already over. Hart urges him to stop as well.
Kite raises his fist and declares he is activating the effect of "Prime Photon Dragon". The turn it is Special Summoned, he can multiply its ATK by the number of Overlay Units it had when it initially left the field. Mizar cannot believe it as the ATK rises to 8000. The beam from "Prime Photon Dragon" overtakes the one from "Neo Tachyon", causing a massive explosion. Mizar reverts to his human form and he's blasted into the air and off his feet. He lands hard on the surface of the Moon, his Life Points falling to 0. As the Duel ends, a card flies from Mizar's chest, "Prime Photon" fades away into its own card and a third card flies from Kite's chest. "Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon", "Number 46: Dragluon" and "Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" float above and then disperse into yellow energy. The ground shakes and rumbles as a bolt of lightning flies from the cards and from the moon's surface rises a serpentine dragon, the number 100 flashing out as the dragon's long tail coils around itself. Mizar stares and states that this must be the true form of their "Galaxy-Eyes". Kite mutters "Numeron Dragon" (in the dub, Mizar is stunned upon seeing the new dragon, while Kite mutters that this must be the dragon from the legends). Orbital chokes out Kite's name and the dragon reverts to energy and appears in the form of a single card. It flies towards Kite, who catches it and reads the name - "Number 100: Numeron Dragon".
Orbital says Kite has done it. Kite admits that Orbital helped him, though. Orbital's voice distorts as he shuts down, but he is pleased that Kite finally praised him. His last words are "thank you..Mast.." ("P-permission to shut down, sir?" in the dub) Lilly thanks Orbital as well, her face flipping around to one with eyes filled with tears. Kite mutters Orbital's name and collapses completely. Mizar looks up in concern and Yuma yells Kite's name. Yuma urges Kite to pull himself together - he wants to Duel Yuma again, someday, right? Yuma insists they never did settle things. Kite says that's true, but tells Yuma he is entrusting everything to him. Tears stream down Yuma's face and he yells that he has to rise so they can Duel again, his voice breaking. Kite urges him not to cry and insists he is their last hope (in the dub, Yuma's promise to Duel Kite is not mentioned and he decides to go to the moon for Kite's aid; Kite replies that he's okay for now). Hart yells "big brother" and Faker tells Kite he cannot die here (in the dub, Faker has sent a medical transport to the moon). Kite informs Faker he has no regrets and he entrusts Hart to him, addressing him as "Father" (in the dub, Kite replies that it's only a few nicks he was afflicted with). Hart screams "big brother" twice more. Mizar rises to his feet and walks over to Kite. Kite reaches out and Mizar crouches to take the offered "Numeron Dragon" card. Kite urges Mizar to follow whatever path he believes in. Kite's eyes finally close and the words "systems operation shutdown" appear on the inside of his visor and several beeps ring out (Kite's visor readouts just after his death are cut from the dub). Tears stream down Mizar's face. Tori sobs, realizing what that sound meant. Yuma is still crying and even Astral hangs his head in sadness. Yuma recalls his various Duels against and alongside Kite and screams his name once more as the screen blurs out (the scenes after Kite's death are also cut).
In the Barian World, red electricity crackles around Vector as he transports the Number ruins of his past life to his location. Vector yells that this is where he and Nash will have their last brawl - and it will also be Nash's burial ground. Nash flies through a portal, screaming for Vector and Don Thousand to wait for him. Tears streaming down his face, Mizar vows never to forgive Don Thousand for this. Yuma has fallen to his knees and is muttering Kite's name. He remembers Kite's last words to him - that he should not cry and that he is their last hope. This gives him the strength to get to his feet. He says he's made his decision - he will cry no longer. He will win this war. He finishes by yelling "kattobingu" and adding that he's coming for both Vector and Don Thousand.
Featured Duel: Kite Tenjo vs. Mizar
Duel continues from the previous episode.
Turn 6: Mizar
Mizar draws. He then activates "Galactic Charity" to discard "Energy Attractor" and draw two cards. He then activates "Tachyon Refresh" to banish "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" and then return it to the field (9/4500/3000) in Attack Position. Mizar then equips "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" with "Tachyon Cannon", reducing its ATK by 500 ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 4500 → 4000 ATK). "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" attacks Kite's face-down "Galaxy Mirror Sage" (3/0/800). The Flip Effect of "Galaxy Mirror Sage" activates, increasing Kite's Life Points by 800 (Kite: 250 → 1050 LP). The second effect of "Galaxy Mirror Sage" allows Kite to Set it again, but it will be banished when it leaves the field this time.
As "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" finished an attack and its ATK is at least 500, Mizar activates the second effect of "Tachyon Cannon" to halve the ATK of "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 4000 → 2000 ATK) and allow it to attack again. "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" attacks and destroys "Galaxy Mirror Sage", whose Flip Effect activates (Kite: 1050 → 1850 LP). Mizar activates the second effect of "Tachyon Cannon" ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 2000 → 1000 ATK) to allow it to attack again. "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" then attacks directly (Kite: 1850 → 850 LP). Mizar activates the second effect of "Tachyon Cannon" ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 1000 → 500 ATK) to allow "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" to attack again. "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" then attacks directly again (Kite: 850 → 350 LP). Mizar activates the second effect of "Tachyon Cannon" ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 500 → 250 ATK) to allow "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" to attack again. "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" attacks directly again (Kite: 350 → 100 LP). Mizar Sets a card.
Turn 7: Kite
Kite draws. As "Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" had two Overlay Units when it left the field and two turns have passed since then, it is Special Summoned by its own effect (8/4000/3000) in Attack Position. Mizar activates his face-down "Tachyon Unit" to pay 500 Life Points (Mizar: 700 → 200 LP) and activate the second effect of "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" during Kite's turn without detaching an Overlay Unit. The effects of all other face-up cards on the field are negated ("Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon": 250 → 4500 ATK). Also, all effects of cards activated this turn are negated and are returned to the position they were in at the start of the turn. "Tachyon Unit" re-Sets itself, but "Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" is not returned to the Banished Zone, because its fifth effect did not activate on the current turn but two turns ago.
"Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" attacks "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon", with the former's final effect (which also activated two turns ago so it is not negated) multiplying its ATK by the number of Overlay Units it had when it left the field ("Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon": 4000 → 8000 ATK). "Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon" then destroys "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" (Mizar: 200 → 0 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Card in italics debuted here.