Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Season 3 Episode 32

Turning The Page (2)

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Mar 22, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Jaden is backed into a corner in the duel. If he attacks, his friends vanish. Jaden is confused on how to fight, but with Bronn not holding back, he must think quickly. Then when Bronn insults him, he goes all out on offense, but will it be his undoing? Meanwhile after seeing how Jaden only cares for Jesse, Syrus runs off and Axel and Jim head after him.moreless

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  • Jaden gets a sweet new set of black, metal threads

    Jaden, with his best friends losing trust (or just plain dead), is filled with sadness and anger, turns himself into his worst nightmare. He adapts the name of Supreme King (or Haou), and terrorizes the town where Bronn left off. "Sending citizens to the stars" cough cough killing them cough cough, gaining duel energy to take over the world. The Supreme King has an entire army of bloodthirsty, vicious, and duel-hungry monsters at his disposal, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop him. Jaden is in a world of pain and suffering, and there is noboddy who can help him.

    Or is there?moreless
  • Welcome to the Dark Side, Jaden!

    Hey, no one ever said "Character Development" was pretty...

    Best, saddest, and most chilling episode to date. This is the point where the tone of the series drastically changes and becomes consistently darker (in the original version, anyway- no doubt 4Kids will fight it). In the Japanese version, Judai went dark because he believed heroes need a dark side and painful burdens to accomplish anything. This series seems to really be about deconstructing the perfect Marty Stu type of hero, particularly the archetypal shonen hero. Jaden used to be as strong and flawless and ridiculously unbeatable as they come, but the way everyone relied on him like he's a god and the pressure to live up to this and the magnified guilt when he does make mistakes just made him the most screwed up character of all, primed for the Dark Side. There's something very cathartic about watching a hero fall.

    I don't think Jaden was fully aware of what happened at the end of the duel, of the personality morph. The way he just stands there, stunned and breathing heavily, and that blank look on his face when he opens his eyes, looks to me like he was thinking, "What the he-- just happened?" Yugi himself didn't fully remember what his Yami side did until Tea made him aware it existed.

    Speaking of which... so, the hero is possessed by a past life who has become a dark, alternate version of himself. I guess it's part of the package if you want to be the next King of Games.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Spell Card that Bronn uses to Special Summon Reign-Beaux from the Graveyard is referred to as "Corridor to Dark World". The actual name of this card is "Gateway to Dark World".

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (Jaden draws a card)
      Bronn: What's this? You're continuing? I'm sure your friends would applaud your efforts. If you hadn't gotten them all sent to the stars!
      Jaden: Don't talk about my friends! But if you really want to know how they feel, ask them yourself, 'cause you're gonna see them all soon!

    • Alexis: (to Jaden) I thought we were friends, but I was wrong. We don't matter, and it's so sad to know that.

    • Bronn: You may have won, but think about all that you've lost! You have nothing to show for it but anger and pain. They will be your new friends.

    • Jaden: My friends may be gone, but I plan on staying right here. I used to duel for fun, but now I'm dueling to avenge what you did to my best friends! (his eyes turn gold) It's payback time!

    • Bronn: That's it, Jaden. Feed into your anger. Your actions will only lead to your defeat.

    • Jaden: So, Bronn, as long as you keep bring your Reign-Beaux back around, I'll keep on taking it down over and over, and eventually I'll have my revenge on you! So hurry up and resurrect it! I know this won't bring my friends back, but watching you squirm sure makes me feel better.

    • Syrus: You've changed, Jaden. It's all your fault that our friends have vanished. You led us here just so you could feel better, J! Because of Jesse, right? Well, he's gone! Just like everyone else!

    • Jaden: (on his knees) Why is this happening to me? I was just trying to make things right, and I-I ended up making things wrong for everyone! Why?! Why did this all happen? How am I ever going to make things right again?!

    • Shadowy Figure: (to Jaden inside his mind) Jaden, I want you to be who you were meant to be, a great warrior. But for that, you need power.
      Jaden: Power? But how do I get that?
      Shadowy Figure: That card, Super Polymerization. (the apparition's shape and voice begins to resemble Jaden) To unlock its secrets, defeat those who oppose you and absorb the duel energy that's released.
      Jaden Hold up! Just who are you?
      Shadowy Figure: The one who rules this world. The Supreme King!
      Jaden: (his eyes turning gold) Supreme King...

  • NOTES (2)

    • Left out of the dub is Bronn's explanation of what he was going to use "Super Polymerization" for. He was going to summon a Fusion Monster called "Colorless, Chaos King of Dark World". The only thing known about this monster is that "Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World" is one of the fusion material monsters needed to summon it.

    • First appearance of Jaden's dark alter ego, the Supreme King.


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