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Face Off (1)

 

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Episode Information
Episode Number22
First AiredApril 6, 2002
 
Rating

Average Rating:6
Number of Votes Cast:10 
Episode Rank:136 
Synopsis
After solving the Paradox Brothers' puzzle, Yugi and Joey are on their way to Pegasus's castle for their final duels, but little do they know that their journey is far from over yet. Mokuba's soul has been trapped by Pegasus in a card, and the only way for Kaiba to free him is to challenge Yugi in a rematch. With the five star chips Kaiba has been given, his duel with Yugi will ether gain him access to a duel with Pegasus or eliminate him.

Free from the labyrinth, Bakura's millennium ring is pointing towards the castle, being drawn to Pegasus's millennium eye. This doesn't bother Yugi, because they are heading there already. Taya has a flashback of how Yugi seems to be two different people, like the time when he was forced to duel Bakura in the Shadow Realm ("Evil Spirit of the Ring"). She them recalls how Yugi and Joey once helped her to find a warehouse to use as a dance studio (New 'flashback').

As the gang arrives at the castle, Kaiba is waiting at the doorway. He tells Yugi that he won't let him pass unless the two of them battle again. Yugi wants to refuse, but Kaiba accuses him of being too scared to fight him without having Exodia. Joey agrees to fight, but Taya convinces him not to as he will only lose again.

Yugi remembers his first battle with Kaiba ("The Heart of the Cards") and how he now seems different, like he has a purpose for duelling. He doesn't know about Mokuba and Kaiba is not willing to tell him. Yugi agrees to the duel because he is unable to refuse the heart of the cards.

On the rooftop of the castle, the two enemies prepare for a duel using Kaiba's dueling disc system (from "The Scars of Defeat") as Bandit Keith arrives at the castle for his duel with Pegasus. The guard tells him that there is a match about to start and so he heads to the roof to watch the commencing duel.

As the match starts, Kaiba leads Yugi into destroying his first monster in order to use its fallen life points to power up his next. But Yugi plays the Dark Magician and easily crushes the Sword Stalker. Kaiba then plays a genie monster, Lajin, and uses a magic card to defend it in a lamp. When Yugi attacks, the Dark Magician's attack is deflected, destroying his Curse of Dragon.

With both duelists on 1500 life points, it seems like the match could be close. But Yugi does not know that Kaiba has one Blue Eyes White Dragon waiting in the wings, or that he is planning to do something no duelist has ever done before, polymerise all three Blue Eyes to form the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
Notes
Quotes
Triston: (To Yugi and Tea) "Hurry up! Or we'll go inside without you!"
Bakura: "You know, since none of us are even supposed to be here, maybe we should try waiting for him.
Triston: "Good point."

Kaiba:(to Pegasus) "If you go back on your promise, I'll take great plesure in separating your soul from your body in my own way!"

Tristan: "Joey, down boy!"
Bakura: "Remember what happened last time you dueled him?!"
Taya: "Like you could do any better?!"

(After all of Tea's flashbacks)
Joey: "Hey! Do we have to carry you two?!"

(During the second Tea flashback)
Mugger: "You are crazy!"
Yami: "So? Are you afraid then?"
Mugger: "Afraid? Ha!" (pulls a card) "Hehe! Try and beat! This cards points are really high!"
Yami: (pulls dark Magician) "And I've pulled the Dark magician! With an attack power of 2500! I win."
Mugger: "I'm tired of your silly games!"
Yami: "It's time to teach you a lesson!" (by Power of the Millenium Puzzle) "Mind Crush!"

Kaiba: A strong play, Yugi, and one I'd expect from a duelist of your caliber.
Yugi: Don't patronize me!

Goofs and Nitpicks
  • How come it took Bandit Keith three episodes just to get to the castle? Yugi and Joey had to travel the same distance but they also had to duel the Paradox Brothers and get out of the labrynth first and they still made it to the castle before he.
  • the first monster Kaiba uses, he says Ryu-Kushin, but the creture that came forward was Ryu-Kushin Powered.
  • Kaiba and Yugi went on the roof of the castle, but how could they gain entrance?
  • Acttualy, there is a plain part of the castle next to the entrance.
  • In this episode, when Yugi draws the head of Exodia, he says, "And now I'll play, Exodia the Forbidden One." However in the first episode, he says, "My grandfather's deck has no pathetic cards but it does contain the unstoppable Exodia!" How come during the flashbacks Yugi keeps saying different things? (This isn't the first time he said something different.)
  • Correction: I might be wrong, but Keith was able to get his 10 star chips by not playing because he nabbed them off his lackeys.
  • How is it that Swordstalker gains 20% more attack points from fallen allies? In the game, he doesn't have that ability.
  • In this episode, when Yugi draws the head of Exodia, he says, "And now I'll play, Exodia the Forbidden One." However in the first episode, he says, "My grandfather's deck has no pathetic cards but it does contain the unstoppable Exodia!" How come during the flashbacks Yugi keeps saying different things? (This isn't the first time he said something different.) *Peg and Bandit's do the same thing as yugi's flashbacks
  • CORRECTION: It's common sense that they say different things in the flashbacks because they can't say EVERYTHING because they are limited to time. If they showed every little detail of a flashback, then the show would run past it's time limit. (duh) -submitted by: SteffenMC
  • Correction: hey, steffenmc, why don't you think before you write in a correction. The flashbacks use the same amount of time as they did in

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    s so it doesn't make sense that the characters would say different things. (duh)
  • I think I what he means about flashbacks taking up time. True, flashback scenes do take the same amount of time, it is done to summarize them. Yugi only said Now I play Exodia the Forbidden One because if he had said the pathetic card part, Kaiba would have had to call them pathetic cards. This is just to summarize things for people who haven't seen the episode.
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