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  • Yu-Gi-Oh! is a show about a boy named Yugi Moto and his alter-ego who lives in his pendant known as the Millennium Puzzle, Yami Yugi, who plays a card game known as Duel Monsters. However, everything is not so simple. The game of Duel Monsters originates in ancient Egypt, and the monsters in the cards are based off of real monsters. Also, the Millennium Puzzle holds several powerful secrets that several people want to get their hands on. As the series progress, Yugi is given the task of awakening Yami Yugi's lost memories and laying his spirit to rest, while facing deadly enemies.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 526

    The True King - Part II

    Aired 1/14/06

  • S 5 : Ep 525

    The True King - Part I

    Aired 1/7/06

  • S 5 : Ep 524

    The Fiendish Five - Part II

    Aired 12/17/05

  • S 5 : Ep 523

    The Fiendish Five - Part I

    Aired 12/10/05

  • S 5 : Ep 522

    Fruit of Evolution

    Aired 12/3/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric Stuart

    Seto Kaiba

  • Dan Green

    Yugi Moto, The Pharaoh/Yami

  • Lisa Ortiz

    Serenity Wheeler

  • Ted Lewis (II)

    Bakura, Spirit of the Ring, Thief Bakura

  • Sam Riegel

    Tristan Taylor (Episode 1-10)

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  • RaijinPaladinix

    User Score: 562


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (881)

    • The Blue Eyes White Dragon will bring victory, however, what the Red Eyes Black Dragon brings is not victory, but potential. But this card is only for one who has the courage to duel. -old lady

    • (Narration at the beginning of episode) Narrator: Long ago, when the pyramids were still young, Egyptian kings played a game of great and terrible power. But these shadow games erupted into a war that threatened to destroy the entire world, until a brave and powerful pharaoh locked the magic away, imprisoning it within the mystical Millennium Items. Now, five thousand years later, a boy named Yugi unlocks the secret of the Millennium Puzzle. He is infused with ancient magical energies, for destiny has chosen him to defend the world from the return of the shadow games, just as the brave pharaoh did, five thousand years ago.

    • (Tristan steps in the middle of a duel.) Joey: Hey, Tristan. Yugi's teaching me how to play Duel Monsters. Tristan: Drooling monsters? Joey: (pushes Tristan away from his view) Duel Monsters, you nimrod!

    • Kaiba: But...but how? How could I have lost to him!? Yugi: Kaiba, if you truly want to know, open your mind!

    • Kaiba: Exodia!? It... it's not possible! No one's ever been able to call him!

    • Joey: Hey, are you into Duel Monsters, too? This is perfect! Maybe we could all duel together sometime! Kaiba: Me? Duel you? I would have more of a challenge playing solitaire.

    • Kaiba: Draw your last pathetic card so I can end this, Yugi! Yugi: My grandpa's deck has no pathetic cards, Kaiba. But it does contain the unstoppable Exodia!

    • Joey: He plays a wimpy bug against a giant dinosaur? The place'll be covered in bug guts!

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    Notes (277)

    • This is not the feature-length movie currently being produced and scheduled for an August 13 2004 release. This movie is a Japanese-only production which was made during the original, undubbed, series of Yu-Gi-Oh!

    • In the anime, this is the first apperance of Jounouchi's old "friends". In the manga, the "Wild Bunch" had appeared once before. The plot structure of this episode is based on their first apperance, while the Shadow Game involving Yo-Yos comes from their second appearance.

    • After the Shadow Game, Yami turns the collector's guts into gears, with plenty of ticking sounds. Scary.

    • This is the final episode of the Yugioh series, although there is the new series "Yugioh GX", the show and the characters are completly different.

    • In Japan, this was actually the beginning of the second animé to involve Yugi and the gang. The original 'Yuugiou' series, adapting manga volumes 1 to 7, proved less popular with fans so when the manga changed direction the animé restarted. Consequently, some key points such as Yugi and Kaiba's duel and the first encounter with Yami Bakura had to be rewritten for the sake of continuity.

    • In the manga, after losing to Yugi Kaiba is in a coma for 6 months.

    • In the manga, this duel between Yugi and Kaiba never happened as it would have been a repeat of the final Death-T duel. However because the animé adaptation of Death-T was part of the cancelled Yu-Gi-Oh! series produced by TOEI Animation it was necessary to reanimate the duel for the start of TV Tokyo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air on September 15, 2001, but due to the tragic events of 9/11 the episode was rescheduled to its later date.

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    Trivia (458)

    • The card "Swords of Revealing Light" shown in this episode is working much differently from its real life counterpart: the "true" one stops every attack from any enemy monster for 3 turns, including the ones summoned after the card has been played. Instead, in this episode Seto starts attacking Yugi right away with freshly summoned monsters, and only the 2 dragons already in play are affected by the card.

    • This is the only time in the series that Yugi summons Exodia

    • When Yugi draws the Left Arm Of The Forbidden One, he already had it in his hand a few turns ago. In the Japanese version he already had the Right Arm Of The Forbidden One already then a couple of draws later Yugi will draw the Left Arm Of The Forbidden One later on.

    • When Yugi summons Exodia, its five pointed star is given more points in the dub. The card in the original version also does not have the colorful background to hide the five-star points.

    • When Yami takes place of Yugi before the duel, Kaiba is stunned for a few seconds, but NEVER questions why they're 2 Yugi's through the whole series. Wouldnt he ever wonder why one is taller than the other and only appears in duels/competitions?

    • Featured Duel: Yugi vs. Kaiba

    • Featured Duel: Pegasus vs. Yugi

    • In the beginning of the episode, when Joey is dueling Tea, at one point the jacket he's wearing changes from his school uniform, to his green one.

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    Allusions (52)

    • Duel Monsters was originally called Magic and Wizards in the manga, and was based off the idea of the card game Magic: the Gathering.

    • Maximillion Pegasus In Greek mythology, Pegasus is the winged horse that was fathered by Poseidon with Medusa. When her head was cut of by the Greek hero Perseus, the horse sprang forth from her pregnant body.

    • The card picture of Great White Terror is based on the movie picture, "Jaws".

    • Funny no one caught this. Did anyone actually think of what the thugs where pointing at Kaiba? The answer was guns. See, in the early days of 4kids editing they thought it was just better to erase things out instead of replacing/recoloring violent things, or cutting the scene all together. So the guns were erased and it just looked like they were pointing at him.

    • The Paradox Brothers speak in rhyme and finish each other's sentences, much like Alice in Wonderland's Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

    • Funny Bunny is based on the cartoon character Roger Rabbit.

    • Title Pun: The Wrath of Kahn.

    • "Madame Butterfly" is an opera by Puccini, set in 1904 Nagasaki, Japan. The character Madame Butterfly is a 15 year old geisha who marries an American soldier.

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  • Fan Reviews (326)
  • yu gi oh is the best nothing beats the original version

    By charmainedc, Oct 04, 2015

  • Daphne

    By starkehome, Mar 14, 2015

  • Outstanding! A great show that inspired a great game. :)

    By a34trgv1, Jan 16, 2015

  • So bad it's good for me.

    By trollskullkid69, Aug 06, 2014

  • Zanji's review

    By zanjisuzunami, Mar 10, 2014