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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 079

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 079



Japanese translation

(Ghost Deck vs. Occult Deck)


Shadow of a Duel

Episode number


Japanese air date

30 October 2001

English air date

16 August 2003

Japanese opening


English opening

Season Two theme

Japanese ending

The Afternoon of that Day

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After Marik's attempt to defeat Yugi and the Pharaoh by using his Millennium Rod to control his friends backfired, he sets his sights on defeating the Pharaoh at the Battle City Finals. Within good Bakura's mind, Marik convinces Yami Bakura to also enter the Battle City Finals.

Yami Bakura takes over Ryo Bakura's (the "good" Bakura) body, steals a Duel Disk from some random duelist, and heads to a graveyard following a rumor there are Duels being held there. He finds Bonz and his friends dressed in Halloween costumes, terrorizing random duelists in order to obtain Locator Cards (without even dueling). Even though they'd already obtained 5 Locator Cards this way Yami Bakura is not impressed, and challenges Bonz to a duel in the Shadow Realm. Not knowing any better, Bonz accepts.

Meanwhile, Yugi and Joey have both qualified for entry into the Battle City Finals. By putting the Locator Cards on the Duel Disk (five in the Monster Card Zones and the last in the Field Spell Zone) they receive instructions to go to an old stadium which would be the location of the Finals... but is it really?

Major Events

  • Dueled in the Shadow Realm.
  • Whoever wins goes directly to the Finals, and the loser would be trapped in the Shadow Realm for all eternity (or Hell in the original Japanese Anime).

Featured Duel: Yami Bakura vs. Bonz

Yami Bakura's turn

Yami Bakura Normal Summon "Headless Knight" in Attack Position (1450 ATK / 1700 DEF) and sets a card.

Bonz's turn

Bonz Normal Summon "The Snake Hair" in Attack Position (1500 ATK / 1200 DEF). "Snake Hair" attacks and destroys "Headless Knight" (Yami Bakura: 4000 → 3950 Life Points).

Yami Bakura's turn

Yami Bakura activates his Set Magic Card, "Shallow Grave", which allows both players the Special Summon of 1 monster from each Graveyard in Defense Position. He Special Summons his "Headless Knight", but Bonz's Graveyard is currently empty at this time. Yami Bakura tributes his "Headless Knight" to summon his "Earl of Demise" in Attack Position (2000 ATK / 700 DEF). "Earl of Demise" attacks and destroys Bonz's "Snake Hair" (Bonz: 4000 → 3500 Life Points).

Bonz's turn

Bonz Normal Summon his "Dragon Zombie" in Attack Position (1600 ATK / 0 DEF). Then, he pays 800 Life Points (Bonz: 3500 → 2700 Life Points) to activate his "Magic Burial" card, which Special Summon his "Snake Hair" in Attack Position. He then activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Dragon Zombie" and "Snake Hair, forming "Great Mammoth of Goldfine" in Attack Position (2200 ATK/ 1700 DEF). Under Battle City Rules, Fusion Monsters cannot attack the same turn they are Fusion Summoned. Bonz sets a card and ends his turn.

Yami Bakura's turn

Bonz activates his Set "Skull Invitation". Now, whenever a card goes to the Graveyard, the owner of that card will automatically lose 300 Life Points per card. Yami Bakura activates Magic Card "Spiritualistic Medium", allowing him to discard his entire hand in order to increase by 500 the ATK of one of his monsters for every card he has just discarded. With 4 such cards, Bakura's "The Earl of Demise" gains 2000 Attack Points ("Earl of Demise": 2000 → 4000 ATK). "Skull Invitation's" effect activates, reducing Yami Bakura's Life Points by 1200 (Yami Bakura: 3950 → 2750 Life Points). "The Earl of Demise" attacks and destroys "Great Mammoth of Goldfine" (Bonz: 2700 → 900 Life Points). Due to "Skull Invitation's" effect, Bonz also loses 300 extra Life Points since his Mammoth was sent to the Graveyard (Bonz: 900 → 600 Life Points).

Bonz's turn

Bonz activates "Nightmare's Steelcage", which prevents every monster from attacking for 2 of his turns, and then sets a card.

Yami Bakura's turn

Yami Bakura activates "Ectoplasmer" and tributes his "The Earl of Demise" to inflict damage to Bonz's Life Points equal to half his monster's Original ATK. Since his The Earl of Demise's Original ATK is 2000, Bonz loses 1000 Life Points (Bonz: 600 → 0 Life Points). Yami Bakura wins.


By losing the duel, Bonz, Sid, and Zygor are banished to the Shadow Realm. Yami Bakura obtains his sixth Locator Card, qualifying for the finals of the Battle City tournament.

Facts about Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 079RDF feed
English air date 16 August 2003  +
English episode name Shadow of a Duel  +
Episode number 79  +
Episode season number 2  +
Episode series Yu-Gi-Oh!  +
Japanese air date 30 October 2001  +
Japanese episode name ゴーストデッキvsオカルトデッキ  +
Screenshot Yugioh079.jpg
Translated Japanese episode name (Ghost Deck vs. Occult Deck)  +

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