Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Episode 50: Challenge From The Past. The Terrifying Zera
Anzu arrives at the store to walk with Yugi to school.
Yugi is up in his room getting ready for school. (NOTE:
here is where we begin to see both Yugis talk to each
other, and remains so until the end of the series.)
The Dark Yugi kids him about showing Anzu "how cool he
can be." Yugi's mother, on the other hand, is getting
worried about Yugi "talking to himself."
On the way to school, Yugi stops to see a fortune teller.
The teller wishes to see his Millennium Puzzle. Yugi is
reluctant, but hands it over, and the man promptly takes
off with it. Yugi gives chase, and Anzu goes for help.
She runs into Bakura, and after she goes on ahead,
Bakura goes to look for Yugi. He notices that ALL of the
points on the Millennium Ring are facing in one direction.
Yugi tracks the man down to an abandoned warehouse. The
Puzzle is attached to a duel ring. A voice tells him
that he must win in a duel to get the Puzzle back.
However, the man is being controlled by someone else,
a dark-shrouded man sitting on a throne. The Dark
Yugi can barely communicate with his normal self because
there is a thick shroud of the Powers of Darkness. He
will have to duel alone.
As the duel progresses, the man starts putting out Machine
Monsters. Yugi gets the drift, and puts it together
that it is actually Keith that is playing. The one
controlling him reveals that he is actually in control
of Keith, but does not reveal his name.
At the school, Anzu gets Jounouchi and Honda, and they
make their way to where the Puzzle was stolen.
The man that is controlling Keith wants him to call out
the Dark Yugi to battle. But Yugi keeps playing. Yugi
starts to make his comeback, but the man in control of
Keith begins to use the tactics of replica cards.
Keith plays the Ritual of Zera and Zera and summarily
begins to destroy Yugi's Monsters.
Cards introduced in this episode: Cyber Pod, Mecha
Hunter, Army Battle Machine Bagross, Mega Sonic Eye,
Ritual of Zera, Zera, Machine King
NOTE: This episode does NOT happen in the comic.
Episode 51: The Broken Millennium Puzzle
Keith's Zera is smashing through Yugi's Monsters, and
continues the assault of Ultra Rare replica cards.
Yugi tries his usual tricks to survive, but Keith's
negation cards prevent Yugi from using them.
It's around now that Bakura arrives on the scene,
and with a well-placed blast of dark energy, breaks
the bond that the man has with Keith. Keith,
unknown to what is happening, smashes the Millennium
Puzzle against the Duel Ring, breaking into its
small pieces. Bakura swings down on a rope and knocks
Here's where Bakura's true motive is know: as long as
he can get the seven Millennium Items together, he can
unlock the door of darkness and gain control of an
immense dark energy. He uses the power of his Millennium
Ring to put a small part of his soul in a piece of the
Puzzle, which will give him access to the room of Yugi's
mind to find the key of getting the Millennium Items
Keith wakes up due to the man's goading. Keith goes mad,
trying to attack an illusion that isn't there, and
ends up setting the warehouse on fire.
However, the main part of the Puzzle is still stuck on
the Duel Ring by a large pin, and Yugi can't pull it out.
He has no choice but to put it together there.
Anzu, Jounouchi and Honda arrive on the scene, and as
they break down the door, Keith runs past them, never
to be seen again.
Jounouchi and Honda try to get Yugi to let go of the
completed Puzzle, and even though he's unconscious,
can't get him to let go. Jounouchi then gets a message
from Dark Yugi, and free the Puzzle. They make their way
While in the hospital, Anzu comes to a conclusion that
there truly are two different personalities within Yugi.
Cards Introduced In This Episode: Magic Jammer, Declaration
of God, Wicked Ritual
NOTE: This episode does NOT happen in the comic.
Episode 52: The Lost Memories of the Pharaoh
A woman named Isis Ishtahl has arrived in Japan for an
ancient Egyptian exhibit that Domino Museum will be hosting.
Meanwhile, at the Kaiba Corporation, Kaiba is getting
some work done, while Mokuba watches a press-conference
on TV that has Isis talking about the exhibit.
Kaiba has no interest in it, but gets a phone call from
Isis, wanting to know if he would be interesting in
knowing the origins of many rare cards.
Kaiba makes his way to the museum, and though Isis tries
to give some background on the exhibit, Kaiba is more
interested in the rare cards she was talking about.
She asks him what he would think if he found out that
Pegasus based Duel Monsters on an ancient Egyptian
Back in his room, Yugi is contemplating the current
turn of events.
In one of the exhibition halls, Isis shows Kaiba two
large stone tablets, depicting what appeared to be
several Duel Monsters cards. Isis gives the history
of what the game was really about. On the second
tablet that Kaiba sees, it's unmistakable that the
a person etched on it is Yugi, with the Black Magician
Kaiba is, of course, incredulous to the claims. Isis
using the power of her Millennium Tauk to take them
back into the past, where they witness a duel between
what appears to be Kaiba and another duelist.
In his room, Yugi and Dark Yugi are talking. Yugi really
wants to know about his other personality -- where he
came from; who he is. Dark Yugi doesn't know anything.
He has no memories of where he came from, or even what
his name was.
As the visions continue for Kaiba and Isis, the Kaiba-like
priest lays waste to the opposing duelist. When the visions
stop, Isis states that the same conflict is going to
be happening again soon. Though Kaiba is about to leave,
she once again peaks his interests when she begins to
talk about the God cards.
A band of players, the Ghouls, are hunting down the God
cards for their own nefarious ends. They have two of
the cards, and Isis wants Kaiba to get them back. She
lends him the God of Obelisk card to do so. However,
to draw them out, the Kaiba Corporation would need to
hold a Duel Monsters tournament.
The Dark Yugi tells his normal self that it truly
doesn't matter if his memories return or not. He will
remain Yugi's friend forever.
Yes, this volume has three episodes on it. This is because the
distributor changes to Marvelous Entertainment (up to volume 12
is Star Child) from volumes 13 on up. Volume 14 will have
four episodes on it.