|Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 017|
Honoo No Ribenjā Supīdokingu ☆ Sukaru Fureimu
Flame Revenger: Speed King ☆ Skull Flame
|Japanese air date||
23 July 2008
|English air date||
3 January 2009
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)|
|Previous||Battle with the Black Rose|
|Next||Return to the Spirit World Part 1|
Surprise, Surprise, known as Flame Revenger: Speed King ☆ Skull Flame in the Japanese version is the seventeenth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, which aired in Japanese on July 23, 2008 on TV Tokyo.
While Yusei works on his Duel Runner, Himuro tells about how duelists who have faced Shira, have become too scared to duel again. He asks Yusei if he'll use, his recently retrieved "Stardust Dragon" in the upcoming duel. Yusei says that he is saving the card for his duel with Jack.
After looking at a holographic image of Jack Atlas, Hunter Pace swiftly speeds towards to the stadium on his Duel Runner, jumping over the guards. He manages to hide and disguise himself as a security officer, sending the guards off his trail.
Whilst hiding, Hunter overhears Lazar talking to Shira. They wish for Shira to roughen up Yusei, but be cautious, since he is the one who defeated Jack. Hunter almost gives himself away as he gets excited. Hearing him, Shira throws a card, "Dokuroyaiba", in Hunter's direction. A mouse then rushes away. Assuming that to be the source of the noise, they don't spot Hunter. After they walk on, Hunter is seen with the card lodged into his helmet.
The MC warms up the crowd as he introduces the Turbo Duel. He first calls out Yusei. No cheers are heard from the crowd as some of them throw abuse at him regarding his marking. As Shira is announced, the crowd cheer for him, counting on him to beat the marked Yusei.
As both Duel Runners take off, Shira's cloak blows off, revealng him to be Hunter in disguise. The MC excitedly announces that the man, who made it his life to defeat the King is now dueling. Many people are surprised, but Jeager cooly stands next to Goodwin, neither of whom have reacted majorly to the turn of events, stating that Shira is out of comission. Shira is shown lying on the ground, beaten up and striped to his underwear, cursing Hunter.
The MC slightly nervous looks to a communication screen, with Goodwin. Goodwin says that it should prove entertaining. The MC refills with energy announcing that the duel has been approved.
Hunter Pace quickly begins building up Speed Counters. He manages to bring out his ace monster "Speed King Skull Flame" and lower Yusei's Life Points to 400. Goodwin gets partly excited at this point, hoping for Yusei to play "Stardust Dragon". Hunter comes up from behind almost lapping Yusei. Yusei manages to use Hunter's high Level of Speed Counters against him. Along with a combo of many cards, Yusei manages to win.
Hunter sits up happy after the Duel. He says that it was a great Duel, but he won't lose next time.
Zigzix upsetly looks at a meter, noting no rise in Ener-D levels. Goodwin says that Yusei lacked the strength. Lazar then states that means next up is... and begins laughing. Before he can continue, Jack stands up, demanding to know what the two of them have been up to behind his back.
Yusei and Hunter both have 1 SPC. Yusei Summons "Speed Warrior" (900/400) whose effect doubles its ATK during the Battle Phase (1800). He attacks "Burning Skull Head", but Hunter activates "Zero Guard", reducing "Burning Skull Head's" ATK to 0, but letting it survive the battle. (Hunter 2200 Life Points) Hunter then activates "Doom Accelerator", which prevents him from losing 1 SPC via "Speed World", and instead gains 3 SPC. Yusei Sets 2 cards and "Speed Warrior's" ATK returns to normal.
Hunter has 5 SPC and Yusei has 2. Hunter activates "Speed Spell - Summon Speeder", which lets him Special Summon "Skull Vase" (800 ATK). However, at that time Yusei activated "Slip Stream", but Hunter did not notice. Hunter Tributes both his monsters to Tribute Summon "Skull Flame" (2600 ATK). Since he Tributed "Skull Vase" for it, he gets to draw 1 card. He attacks "Speed Warrior" with "Skull Flame". (Yusei 2300 Life Points, 1 SPC). Hunter also activates "Speed Booster", which (since Hunter has more SPC, Speed Booster deals the difference in Speed Counters x 100 as damage) deals 400 damage to Yusei (Yusei 1900)
Hunter has 6 SPC, and now, thanks to Yusei's activating of "Slip Stream", Yusei also has 6 SPC. Hunter activates "Accel Zone", which gives him 5 SPC. Yusei activates "Speed Spell - Summon Speeder", Special Summoning "Quillbolt Hedgehog" in Defense Position (800/800), and then Normal Summons "Junk Synchron" (1300/500), activating its effect and Special Summoning "Speed Warrior" back from his Graveyard (900/400). Yusei then Tunes "Junk Synchron" and "Speed Warrior" to Synchro Summon "Junk Warrior" (2300/1300), which gains the ATK of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" by its own effect (3100). He attacks "Skull Flame", but by the effect of "Speed Booster", the attack is negated. Yusei Sets 1 card.
Hunter has 12 SPC and Yusei has 7 SPC. Hunter activates "Speed Spell - Acceleration Draw", and draws 2 cards. He then activates "Speed Spell - The End of Storm", destroying all monsters on the field, and inflicting 300 damage to each player for each monster they lost. (Hunter 1900) (Yusei 1300) Then, by removing "Skull Flame" from his Graveyard from play, Hunter Special Summons "Speed King - Skull Flame" (3000 ATK) He attacks Yusei directly, but Yusei activates "Scrap-Iron Scarecrow", negating the attack. Then, "Speed Booster" inflicts 500 damage to Yusei (Yusei 800). Hunter activates "Speed King - Skull Flame's" effect, once per turn it can inflict 400 damage to the opponent for every "Burning Skull Head" in its controller's Graveyard (Yusei 400).
Yusei has 8 SPC and Hunter has 12 SPC. Yusei activates "Speed Spell - Shift Down", which reduces Yusei's SPC by 6 and lets him draw 2 cards. Yusei summons "Nitro Synchron" (300), then uses "Quillbolt Hedgehog's" effect to revive itself. Yusei then activates his face-down "Give and Take", which Special Summons "Junk Synchron" from Yusei's Graveyard to Hunter's field, and adds its Level to "Quillbolt Hedgehog's", making "Quillbolt Hedgehog" a Level 5 monster. Yusei Tunes "Nitro Synchron" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog" to Synchro Summon "Nitro Warrior" (2800/1800). Yusei draws a card due to "Nitro Synchron's" effect, and activates "Speed Spell - Gap Storm", which destroys Hunter's "Speed Booster" along with all the other Spell and Trap cards on the field other then "Speed World". By "Nitro Warrior's" effect, since a Spell was activated, it gains 1000 ATK during damage calculation. He attacks "Speed King - Skull Flame" (Hunter 1100), and due to "Nitro Warrior's" effect, it switches "Junk Synchron" to Attack Position and "Nitro Warrior" attacks it. (Hunter 0).
At the end of the episode's original broadcast, there was an announcment asking viewers to send their own card creations to an address. These cards are to play a part in the show. The winning cards; "Drill Synchron", "Drill Warrior", "Splendid Rose", "Archfiend Chaos King", "Rose Bird" and "Morphtronic Cleanen" were announced at the end of each of their respective episodes.
|Composition||Anime • Manga • Evolving Duel! Stardust VS Red Demons (OVA) • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time (Film)|
|Episodes||Season 1 • Season 2|
|Storylines||Fortune Cup • Dark Signers • World Riding Duel Grand Prix|
|Video games||Wheelie Breakers • Stardust Accelerator • Tag Force 4 • Duel Transer • Reverse of Arcadia|
|Plot elements||Signers • Mark of the Dragon (Dragon birthmark) • Signer Dragons • Crimson Dragon • Enerdy (Momentum) • Dragon Star • Yliaster • Sector Security • Arcadia Movement • Dark Signers • Earthbound Immortals (Earthbound Gods) • Zero Reverse|
|Other||Duel Runner (D-Wheel) • Turbo Duel (Riding Duel) • Criminal mark • Shadow Duel (Duel of Darkness) • Duel Gangs • Daily Duel|
|English air date||3 January 2009 +|
|English episode name||Surprise, Surprise +|
|Episode number||17 +|
|Episode season number||1 +|
|Episode series||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's +|
|Featured Card||Supersonic Skull Flame +|
|Japanese air date||23 July 2008 +|
|Japanese episode name||炎のリベンジャー スピードキング☆スカル・フレイム +|
|Romaji episode name||Honoo No Ribenjā Supīdokingu ☆ Sukaru Fureimu +|
|Translated Japanese episode name||Flame Revenger: Speed King ☆ Skull Flame +|