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Season 2 Episode 9

Espa Roba - The ESP Duelist (1)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Jan 25, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Joey begins looking for a duel and runs across Rex Raptor, who has just lost a duel to Espa Roba. Espa is a so called psychic who can tell what his opponent will play. Joey challenges Espa, despite his so called power.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Jinzo destroys Traps in the anime, while it simply negates them in the real game.

      • How could Joey have so easily forgotten about the tributing monsters for higher level cards rule? When he dueled the Rare Hunter, he knew that he he had to sacrifice his monsters for his Red-Eyes Black Dragon and he watched Yugi tribute monsters in his duel against the Rare Hunter.

      • Giltia the Dark Knight is shown as a normal monster, even though it is a fusion monster.

      • When Espa Roba summons Cyber Raider, the graphic showing its ATK and DEF shows his DEF at 2100 when it should be 1200 as shown on the card seconds earlier.

      • Mind Control is a trap card in the anime while in the real card game its a spell card. It also does not allow the opponent to tribute the monster.

      • Regardless of whether he was psychic or not, Espa should have been disqualified from the tournament for cheating with either method.

      • Joey's Skull Dice was a Magic card in the Japanese version but in the dub version it's a trap.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Espa Roba: I knew you were dumb but who knew you were that much of a fool.
        Joey: Watch yourself you mind reading freak show!

      • Rex: (Handing over his Serpent Night) Take good care of it.
        Espa: I don't think it deserves a spot in my deck, but perhaps it will make a nice coaster for my drink.

      • Espa Roba: Alright! Who should I embarrass next? You?
        First Guy: Heh, I left my deck at home!
        Second Guy: Uh, my duel system is fritz.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • In Japan psychics are called Espers because they have ESP (Extra sensory perception). Espa Roba's Japanese name, "Esper Roba", is a reference to this.