Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX Fan Fiction ❯ UNFINISHED, Just Some Duels ( Chapter 3 )

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(ASH AND DAWN’S DUEL)

Starting Scores:

Dawn: 4000

Ash: 4000

ÒLadies first, Ash.Ó Dawn stated, before she drew the sixth Card from the top of her Deck and then announced.  ÒAnd to start off, I activate the Field Spell: A Legendary Ocean!Ó

It was then ruined structures arose from the ground, before Ash and Dawn were submerged deep with holographic water, in which the female PokŽmon Trainer then told the black haired teen. ÒAnd now, not only do all Water Attribute Monsters gain a 200 Attack and Defense bonus, their Levels are also reduced by one star. So I can Summon my Level 5 Cyber Shark in Attack Mode!Ó (2100/1000) _ (2300/1200)

ÒIf that’s the best you can do, then you might as well give up. For I activate Different Dimension Capsule, which allows me to seal any Card from my Deck within the capsule and in two turns, I can play that Card.Ó Ash told Dawn, as he searched through his Deck, before the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer placed an unknown Card within the large Yale blue coloured sarcophagus, but Ash was far from finished.

ÒNext, I play the Spell: Graceful Charity, which allows me to draw three Cards but in exchange I must discard two.Ó Ash said as he drew and discarded, before he announced. ÒNow I Summon Wattcobra and thanks to your Field Spell, Thunder Type Monsters also get the power bonus.Ó

It was then Wattcobra let out a fierce hiss as its Attack and Defense were risen to 1200/700, before Ash then commanded. ÒNow Wattcobra Attack Dawn directly with Watt Strike!Ó

Doing as Wattcobra had been commanded, Ash’s Monster surrounded itself in electricity, before it lunged forward and struck Dawn in the chest, which caused her to groan out as her Life Points were taken down to 2800, but the dark blue haired girl shook off the shock of the bypassing Thunder Monster as she remembered that her Cyber Shark had more than enough Attack of Wattcobra and could Destroy it with ease, or so she thought.

ÒAnd now thanks to Wattcobra’s ability, I’ll add a Monster known as Watthopper (0/0) to my hand. And to end my turn I’ll play two Cards face-down, but not before I activate the Continuous Spell Card: Level Limit – Area B.Ó Ash said, as he placed the aforementioned Spell in the first slot of his Spell/Trap Card zone on his Duel Disc, which confused Dawn as both Wattcobra and Cyber Shark were suddenly forced into Defense Mode.

ÒHey, what’s going on!?Ó Dawn questioned, in which Ash replied in a sly tone. ÒWhat’s happening is the power of Spell Card. As long as Area B remains on the Field all Monsters with 4 Stars or more automatically go in Defense Mode and cannot Attack.Ó

Hearing that made Dawn groan in frustration, but she knew as long as she believed in herself and trusted her Deck then the female PokŽmon Trainer would be victorious and would save Ash from the Society of Light.

ÒI Summon Mermaid Knight (1500/700) _ (1700/900) in Attack Mode!Ó Dawn called out, in which Ash snickered, before the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer told Dawn in a harsh tone. ÒThat stupid beanie must be cutting off the air to your brain cause your Monster has 4 Stars and so you wasted your turn.Ó

However, Mermaid Knight remained in Attack Mode, which confused Ash and caused him to question. ÒWhat the…!? Why is your Monster still in Attack Mode?Ó

ÒIt’s because my Field Spell is still in Effect. So now my Mermaid Knight is a Level 3 Monster, making her immune to your Spell Card.Ó Dawn replied, as a confident smile appeared on her face, before the dark blue haired girl then announced. ÒAnd now to deal some Damage to you Ash. You see as long as I have a Water based Field Spell on the Field, my Mermaid Knight can Attack twice.Ó

ÒSo, I’ll use Mermaid Knight’s first Attack to Destroy your Wattcobra!Ó Dawn announced, in which Mermaid Knight used the blade in her left hand to slice Wattcobra to the Graveyard, before Dawn then exclaimed. ÒAnd now Mermaid Knight use your second Attack to strike Ash directly!Ó

However, as Mermaid Knight rose up her right blade and brought it down, before Ash suddenly called out. ÒNot so fast Dawn, I activate my Trap Card: Call of the Haunted!Ó

ÒNow I can revive any Monster in my Graveyard in face-up Attack Mode, and I choose my Wattdragonfly!Ó (900/100) _  (1100/300)

Dawn watched in confusion as Ash simply smirked as his Wattdragonfly was sliced in half before it shattered to pieces and the black haired teen was dealt 600 Points of Damage, which then caused Dawn to question. ÒTwo things Ash. First off, when did you get that Monster in the Graveyard? And why when did you get that Monster back from the Graveyard when Wattcobra could’ve done a better job at protecting your Life Points?Ó

ÒI did it so I can bring forth the Monster that will help you see the Light.Ó Ash replied, which confused Dawn, but her confusion was answered when the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer exclaimed. ÒYou see when Wattdragonfly is Destroyed by my opponent’s Attack or Effects, I can Special Summon any Monster with Watt in its name right from my Deck, and I chose my Wattaildragon!Ó

Dawn was worried when Wattaildragon appeared on Ash’s side of the Field, but smiled when Ash’s Monsterwas forced into Defence mode, as the Dragon Monster had 8 Stars and was a victim of Ash’s Level Limit – Area B.

ÒNice going, Ash. You just Summoned your most powerful Monster in Defence Mode due to your own Spell Card.Ó Dawn stated in a mocking tone, before the female PokŽmon Trainer then told the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer. ÒSo next turn my Mermaid Knight will take it down, as well as half your remaining Life Points.Ó

ÒI’m afraid not.Ó Ash simply replied as he drew the top Card from his Deck and began to make his move, which caused Dawn to worry as she could tell the black haired teen had a trick up his sleeve.

ÒI’ll show you what I mean. But first, whoever said that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing obviously never Dueled before, as I now activate my Trap Card: Reckless Greed and my Spell Card: Pot of Greed.Ó Ash announced, as he drew four Cards from the top of his Deck, before the black haired teen then announced. ÒI now activate the Spell Card: Non-Spellcasting Area. And then I shift my Wattaildragon into Attack Mode!Ó

ÒWait a minute you can’t do that! Your Level Limit Spell is still in Effect!Ó Dawn stated.

ÒActually, I can. And it’s all thanks to my Non-Spellcasting Area.Ó Ash replied, before he explained. ÒAs long as my latest Spell remains active, all Monsters that have no Effects cannot be affected by any Spells.Ó

ÒNow Wattaildragon Destroy Mermaid Knight with Megawatt Charge!Ó Ash then commanded, in which Wattaildragon then let out a loud roar, before the electricity emitting from the Dragon’s tail began to surge throughout its entire being, in which Ash’s Dragon then shot forward and slammed into Mermaid Knight, creating a massive electrical explosion as the pair made contact, before Dawn’s Monster was Destroyed and she was dealt with 800 Points of Damage.

ÒAnd don’t think I’ve finished my turn.Ó Ash stated, before he told Dawn. ÒI play my ultimate Defence combo. I Summon Watthopper (0/0) _ (200/200) in Defence Mode and Equip it with the Spell: Mist Body! Now make your move, if you have one.Ó

Current Scores:

Dawn: 2000

Ash: 3400

As Dawn looked at her hand, which consisted of Penguin Knight (900/800), Flint, Poison of the Old Man and Aqua Madoor (1200/2000), the dark blue haired girl had some doubts that she would be capable of getting out of her current predicament, but she shook her head as the female PokŽmon Trainer knew that was what Ash wanted, before Dawn then drew the top Card from her Deck and began her turn, in which the female PokŽmon Trainer placed a Card in the second slot of her Spell/Trap Card zone on her Duel Disc and then said and explained. ÒI activate Magical Mallet. Now I can send as many Cards in my hand back to my Deck and draw the same amount.Ó

Dawn then held up Penguin Knight and Aqua Madoor and told Ash, as she placed the Monster Cards back in her Deck. ÒSo I send these two back to my Deck and now I draw two new Cards.Ó

It was then Dawn drew two more cards to replace the ones she had returned, in which a smile appeared on her face, before the dark blue haired girl thought to herself. ‘Perfect! Just the Cards I needed.’

ÒI activate the Spell Card: Big Wave Small Wave!Ó Dawn announced, before the female PokŽmon Trainer told Ash. ÒNow by sending every Water Attribute Monster on my side of the Field to the Graveyard, I can Special Summon the same amount without Sacrifices. So I Sacrifice my Cyber Shark to Summon Gogiga Gagagigo!Ó (2950/2800)

ÒAnd thanks to your Non-Spellcasting Area Spell Card, Gogiga Gagagigo is unaffected by your Area B Spell and is free to Attack your Wattaildragon.Ó Dawn then stated.

ÒVery impressive Dawn.Ó Ash commented in a somewhat impressed tone, before the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer told Dawn. ÒBut your Attack will fail.Ó

ÒWe’ll see about that.Ó Dawn said back, before she exclaimed. ÒGogiga Gagagigo Attack the Wattaildragon!Ó

Doing as Dawn had commanded Gogiga Gagagigo lunged at Wattaildragon with his razor sharp claws, but it was then to Dawn’s shock that Watthopper suddenly got in front of Wattaildragon and was sliced in half, only to reform itself by a substance of mist that was emitting from within its body, which shocked Dawn and caused to question herself what was going on, but it was then she was interrupted when Ash laughed at Dawn cruelly, before the black haired teen explained. ÒI told you I had made the ultimate Defence combo but you didn’t listen. As long as Watthopper remains on the Field, it will always be the target of your Cards. And as long as it is Equipped with Mist Body, it can never be Destroyed in battle.Ó

ÒSo I can’t Attack?Ó Dawn questioned in a shocked tone.

ÒYou can, but you’ll just be wasting your breath and your turn.Ó Ash replied simply, which caused Dawn to groan out in frustration, before the dark blue haired girl activated another Spell Card from her hand and stated. ÒGogiga Gagagigo may not be able to strike your Wattaildragon, but my Flint Spell is another story.Ó

It was then a ball connected by a series of chains made out of stone appeared before Dawn, which the chains then shot at Wattaildragon, however, it was like dŽjˆ vu as Watthopper jumped in front of Wattaildragon, which shocked the female PokŽmon Trainer as Watthopper was then ensnared by her paralyzing Spell Card.

ÒYou really need to learn how to listen, Dawn.Ó Ash stated, as a sly smile appeared on the brainwashed Pokemon Trainer’s face, before he told Dawn. ÒWhen I said Watthopper will always be the target of your Cards, I didn’t just mean for Attacks.Ó

ÒNo way! So Watthopper is automatically the target for Spells and Traps too!?Ó Dawn questioned in shock.

ÒYou catch on quick. But not quick enough.Ó Ash replied, which frustrated Dawn that as long as Watthopper remained out of the Graveyard, Ash was untouchable, but that didn’t stop the dark blue haired girl from finishing her turn. ÒI Summon Gora Turtle (1100/1100) _ (1300/1300) in Defense Mode and end my turn with a face-down.Ó

As Ash began his turn, a wicked smile appeared on his face as the Different Dimension Capsule had been on the Field for two turns, in which it broke apart and faded into nothingness while the black haired teen added the unknown Card to his hand.

ÒI must tell you, Dawn, that you were even more pathetic than I thought. I didn’t even need to use this to win.Ó Ash told Dawn in a harsh tone as he displayed his White Veil Card, which annoyed Dawn and made the female PokŽmon Trainer state. ÒThe Duel’s not over yet Ash.Ó

ÒNo, but it might as well be, cause I now Summon Wattsquirrel (700/100) _ (900/300) in Attack Mode!Ó Ash announced, as he placed the aforementioned Monster Card on his Duel Disc, before the black haired teen called out as thunder began to strike down from the sky. ÒAnd now I activate the Card I sealed within the Different Dimension Capsule, behold my Wattkey!Ó

ÒYour Watt what?Ó Dawn questioned in a confused tone.

ÒMy Wattkey that’s what.Ó Ash replied, before the black haired teen explained, as he placed the Spell Card in the forth slot of his Spell/Trap Card zone, which caused the lightning to then strike down upon all three of Ash’s Monsters. ÒAnd thanks to the power of my Wattkey, all my Watt Monsters I control can Attack you directly!Ó

ÒHold on a minute Ash. Because of your Non-Spellcasting Area Wattaildragon can’t be affected by your Wattkey and Watthopper is prevented from Attacking due to my Flint Spell. So that means only Wattsquirrel can Attack.Ó Dawn stated, as she thought her Life Points were about to receive a minor amount of Damage, but the female Pokemon Trainer was proven wrong when Ash replied. ÒTrue. But thanks to Wattsquirrel’s special ability it can Attack twice per turn!Ó

Hearing what Ash had just stated shocked Dawn, but not as much as when the brainwashed Pokemon Trainer commanded. ÒWattsquirrel Attack Dawn directly with Sparktail Strike!Ó

Doing as his Summoner had commanded, Wattsquirrel’s tail began to charge with electricity, before the Thunder Monster shot past Gogiga Gagagigo at an incredible speed, before Ash’s Monster slammed its electrically charged tail directly into Dawn’s chest, causing the dark blue haired girl to cry out as she was knocked to the ground and was dealt two rounds of 900 Damage to Dawn’s Life Points.

ÒI told you that you were no match for me or the power of the Light. So, do you give up yet?Ó Ash asked, as he smiled cruelly at Dawn’s fallen form.

ÒNot until I get the old Ash back.Ó Dawn replied in a determined tone as she got to her feet, which caused Ash to smirk at Dawn’s statement, before the black haired teen then said in a disrespectful tone. ÒFine. Have it your way. I’ll end my turn with one Card face-down.Ó

Current Scores:

Dawn: 200

Ash: 3400

Dawn then drew the top Card from her Deck, immediately playing it as the female PokŽmon Trainer announced. ÒI play my Spell Card: Hand Destruction! Now we both discard two Cards from our hands and draw two new Cards. But since I don’t have any Cards, I automatically draw right away.Ó

As Ash discarded two Cards and drew two new ones, Dawn was about to draw her two Cards, but it was then the black haired teen suddenly called out as he activated his face-down Card. ÒNot so fast Dawn!Ó

It was a torture wheel made of metal and bone appeared behind Gogiga Gagagigo and restrained Dawn’s Monster, shocking the dark blue haired girl and causing her to ask Ash with an equal amount of shock in her tone. ÒWhat is that thing!?Ó

ÒThe end of the Duel. This Trap Card, known as the Nightmare Wheel, will be the key to my victory and will finally make you see the Light.Ó Ash replied, before he explained. ÒAnd as long as my Trap remains on the Field Gogiga Gagagigo can’t Attack or Defend. Plus, you’ll automatically lose 500 Life Points when my turn begins.Ó

ÒDon’t forget Ash, it’s still my move and I’m not going to let your traps or tricks get to me.Ó Dawn told Ash in a determined tone, as she closed her eyes and placed her hand on her Deck, drawing two Cards and hoping for the best, in which the dark haired girl then looked at the Cards she had drawn and could tell that fate, destiny or any other unknown forces Ash believed were on his side were wrong, as Dawn then announced. ÒI activate my face-down: Poison of the Old Man! Now with the power of this Spell comes a cure or a poison. I can either heal myself with a bonus of 1200 Life Points or poison you with a harsh 800 Points of Damage.Ó

ÒLet me guess? You’re going to try to keep yourself safe and recover 1200 Life Points?Ó Ash asked in a teasing tone, which only caused Dawn to smirk and confuse the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer as she then replied. ÒGuess again. I’m going to poison you!Ó

It was then a green mist encircled around Ash and caused him to groan out a little as his Life Points were taken down to 2600.

But Ash had more to worry about as Dawn then announced. ÒNow, I Sacrifice Gora Turtle to Summon Levia-Dragon – Daedalus!Ó (2600/1500) _ (2800/1700)

It was then the immense sized Sea Serpent went into Defense Mode due to Ash’s Level Limit – Area B, which caused him to laugh at Dawn, before the black haired teen said. ÒYou stupid girl! Not only did you Summon a useless Monster that can’t Attack, but what’s more is you could’ve Sacrificed Gogiga Gagagigo to stop my Nightmare Wheel from finishing you off.Ó

However, Dawn didn’t seem fazed or frustrated by Ash’s words, in which the female PokŽmon Trainer then replied. ÒHate to burst your bubble Ash, but it doesn’t matter which Monster I would’ve Sacrificed.Ó

ÒWhat are you on about?Ó Ash asked in a confused tone, before Dawn then told him. ÒIt doesn’t matter, as I activate Daedalus’ special ability. Now by sending my Field Spell to the Graveyard every Monster, Spell and Trap, excluding Daedalus, are automatically Destroyed!Ó

The ruined structures and holographic water then disappeared before Levia-Dragon then unleashed a purple blast of energy from his maw, which struck Wattaildragon, Watthopper, Wattsquirrel and Ash’s Spell Cards, causing every Card on his side of the Field to explode and shatter to pieces, before Daedalus turned to Dawn and Destroyed Gogiga Gagagigo and the Nightmare Wheel.

ÒAnd now that your Level Limit – Area B Spell and my Gora Turtle are both gone, all Monsters with 4 or more Stars and Attacks over 1900 can Attack again. But since Daedalus was forced into Defense Mode he cannot Attack you.Ó Dawn stated, but it was then the dark blue haired girl announced, as she played the final Card in her hand. ÒBut I know a Monster who can. Cause I now activate Monster Reborn! So come back to the Field Gogiga Gagagigo!Ó

ÒWhat!?Ó Ash called out in a shocked tone, as Gogiga Gagagigo arose from the Graveyard by Daedalus’s side, which then caused the brainwashed PokŽmon Trainer to call out in a shocked tone, as he knew what was coming next. ÒThis was not supposed to happen according to my destiny. This can’t be happening!Ó

ÒI’m afraid that this is happening.Ó Dawn replied, before the female PokŽmon Trainer exclaimed in a powerful tone. ÒAnd so is this, Gogiga Gagagigo Attack Ash directly!Ó

Gogiga Gagagigo then let out a proud roar as the Reptile monster could feel Dawn’s inner strength flow through him, before Gogiga Gagagigo lunged forward and slashed Ash with his razor sharp claws, which caused the black haired teen to cry out and collapse as his remaining Life Points were reduced to 0.

Ending Scores:

Dawn: 200

Ash: 0

(RIKA AND TAKATO AND RENAMON AND GUILMON’S DUELS)

Starting Scores:

Takato: 4000

Rika: 4000

ÒI active the Spell Card: Painful Choice. Now I select five Cards from my Deck and out of the five Cards I selected, you get to choose which one I can keep.Ó Takato told Rika, before the former leader of the Tamers held out five Cards, which consisted of Twin-Headed Behemoth (1500/1200), White Dragon Ritual, Paladin of White Dragon (1900/1200), Blizzard Dragon (1800/1000) and, most shockingly, his Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

ÒKeep your Twin-Headed Behemoth, Gogglehead.Ó Rika said, in which Takato then placed all the Cards he had obtained with his Painful Choice Spell but his Twin-Headed Behemoth Card in the Graveyard, however, Takato didn’t seem the least bit fazed.

ÒI Summon Twin-Headed Behemoth in Defence Mode and Set two Cards face down.Ó Takato announced, and to Rika’s surprise and confusion, smiled slyly, which caused the Digimon Queen to question herself. ‘I don’t get it. I just sent a Monster with 3000 Attack Points to his Graveyard. What’s Takato smiling about?’

ÒWell, what are you waiting for, Rika?Ó Takato asked in a harsh tone, which caused Rika to snap out of her confusion, draw the sixth Card from the top of her Deck and reply in a serious tone as Renamon’s Tamer began her turn. ÒNothing. I Summon Chainsaw Insect (2400/0) in Attack Mode!Ó

ÒGo Chainsaw Insect and Destroy Twin-Headed Behemoth with Chainsaw Crunch Attack!Ó Rika then commanded, in which Chainsaw Insect scurried forward, before the Insect Monster used his metal infused mandibles to crush Twin-Headed Behemoth into pieces and send Takato’s Monster to the Graveyard, or so she thought.

ÒSorry, Rika. But when Twin-Headed Behemoth is Destroyed, it comes right back, but with a decrease in power.Ó (1000/1000) Takato announced, in which Rika could only watch as Twin-Headed Behemoth reformed itself before Takato, which caused the Digimon Queen to let out a frustrated groan, before she said. ÒI guess I’ll just end my turn.Ó

It was then Takato began his turn and drew two Cards from the top of his Deck instead of one, which caused Calumon to ask. ÒHey, Henry. Why is Takato drawing two Cards? Is he cheating?Ó

ÒNo, Takato is following the rules.Ó Henry replied, which caused Calumon to then question. ÒThen why did he draw two Cards?Ó

ÒIt’s because whenever Chainsaw insect is involved in an Attack, the opponent automatically draws one Card from their Deck.Ó Henry told Calumon.

ÒHey! If you losers are finished talking, I’m going to make my move.Ó Takato called out to his so-called friends in a cold tone, before Guilmon’s Tamer announced. ÒI activate my Trap Card: The Transmigration Prophecy. Now I can select any two Cards in the Graveyard and add them to my Deck. And the Cards I choose are my White Dragon Ritual and the Paladin of White Dragon.Ó

As Rika then clenched her right fist, Renamon’s Tamer thought to herself in a frustrated tone. ‘Damn it! I bet Takato knew I would choose the Card with the least power and I fell for it.’

ÒNext, I play the Spell: Card of Demise. Now I get to draw five more Cards, but in five turns I must discard my entire hand, but you will see the Light before my fifth turn even comes.Ó Takato stated, as the brainwashed Tamer drew five more Cards from the top of his Deck and a sly smile appeared on his face.

ÒThanks to master Sartorius showing me the Light, fate has rewarded me.Ó Takato told Rika, before Guilmon’s Tamer announced. ÒI activate the White Dragon Ritual Card. Now by Sacrificing my worn out Twin-Headed Behemoth, I can Summon my Paladin of White Dragon!Ó

As Paladin of White Dragon appeared before Takato, Rika thought to herself in an overconfident tone, as she looked at her powerful Chainsaw Insect, followed by her hand. ‘Only 1900 Attack Points? No sweat.’

However, Rika’s confident thoughts were interrupted when Takato called out. ÒHey, Rika, if you think your Monsters can help you win this Duel, you may want to rethink for a moment, because I activate the Effect of Paladin of White Dragon.Ó

ÒEffect?Ó Rika called out in a confused reply.

ÓThat’s right. I send Paladin of White Dragon to the Graveyard, which means I can Special Summon my Blue-Eyes White Dragon!Ó Takato exclaimed, which shocked Rika as the Blue-Eyes White Dragon rose before the former leader of the Tamers, letting out a fearsome roar, which not only worried Henry and Calumon, but Rika too.

ÒYou have another Blue-Eyes!?Ó Rika asked in a shocked tone.

ÒThat’s right, Rika. Master Sartorius helped improve my Deck by giving me a whole new collection of Cards to help those see the Light.Ó Takato replied, before he announced. ÒLike this one. I activate the Spell Card: Mischief of the Time Goddess!Ó

ÒNormally my Blue-Eyes would be forbidden from Attacking if it was Summoned by the Effect of the Paladin of White Dragon, but Mischief of the Time Goddess fast forwards my turn to the next Battle Phase.Ó Takato explained, which caused Rika to ask in a shocked tone. ÒSo that means your Blue-Eyes can Attack!?Ó

ÒThat’s rightÓ Takato replied, before the former Tamer commanded. ÒNow Blue-Eyes show Rika the power of the Light! White Lightning Attack!Ó

Doing as commanded, Blue-Eyes White Dragon let out another fearsome roar, as its maw began to charge up with white energy, before the Dragon unleashed all its power onto Chainsaw Insect, Destroying it, inflicting 600 Points of Damage to Rika’s Life Points and reactivated her Monster’s Effect, letting the brainwashed Tamer draw yet another Card.

ÒI think I’ll just play two more Cards face down for now.Ó Takato stated, before he said in a harsh tone. ÒLet’s see what the so-called Digimon Queen will do.Ó

Takato: 4000

Rika: 3400

—-With Guilmon and Renamon, around the same time Takato and Rika started their Duel—-

ÒI Summon Rainbow Flower in Attack Mode!Ó (400/500) Guilmon called out, as the weak Plant Monster appeared before its Summoner, before the re-Tamed Digimon said. ÒAnd to end my turn, I’ll play one Card face-down.Ó

It was as Renamon drew the sixth Card from the top of her Deck, that the vixen Digimon couldn’t help but to question herself. ‘Why would Guilmon Summon a Monster with only 400 Attack Points?’

‘Wait! His face-down Card. I bet Guilmon wants me to Attack, and as soon as I do his Trap will activate.’ Renamon thought to herself, before Rika’s Digimon partner then questioned. ‘But the only question now is what will that Trap do?’

However, Renamon was interrupted when Guilmon called out rudely. ÒHey, fur ball! Either make your move or end your turn.Ò

Deciding to go for the first option, Renamon announced. ÒI activate the Spell Card: Graceful Charity. Now I draw three Cards from my Deck but must discard two.Ó

‘Draw as many Cards as you like, Renamon. They won’t stop you from seeing the Light.’ Guilmon thought to himself, as he watched Renamon place two Cards in her Duel Disc Graveyard.

ÒI Summon Vorse Raider (1900/1200) in Defense Mode and end my turn.Ó Renamon said, as the fox Digimon was still worried that Guilmon’s face-down would only Damage her if she had ordered an Attack, however, it didn’t mean she was going to Defend for the duration of the Duel, as black flames began to gather beside Vorse Raider, which confused Guilmon and caused the bearer of the Digital Hazard mark to ask the enemy of the Society of Light. ÒWhat’s going on?Ó

ÒI’m activating the special ability of the Manticore of Darkness (2300/1000) in my Graveyard.Ó Renamon replied, as Guilmon wondered when the yellow furred Digimon managed to get the Level 6 Monster in her Graveyard, until the brainwashed Digimon remembered that Renamon’s first move was playing Graceful Charity, in which Guilmon pieced together that one of the two Cards Renamon sent to the Graveyard was Manticore of Darkness.

Renamon then held up her Nin-Ken Dog (1800/1000) and stated. ÒNow, by discarding one Beast-Warrior from my hand, my Manticore emerges from the Graveyard and onto the Field in Defense Mode.Ó

ÒIt doesn’t matter what Monsters you play. Destiny is on my side.Ó Guilmon told Renamon, as the virus-type Digimon drew the top Card from his Deck and began his turn.

ÒI Summon Gear Golem the Moving Fortress in Attack Mode!Ó (800/2200) Guilmon announced, as Renamon was confused that Takato’s Digimon partner had played a Monster with a high Defense in Attack Mode, until Guilmon announced. ÒI now activate the special ability of my Gear Golem. By paying 800, my Monster can bypass your Monsters and Attack you directly!Ó

Renamon was shocked upon hearing that her Defense was flawed, but not as shocked when Gear Golem the Moving Fortress’ body began to charge with lightning, before the Machine Monster shot forward and rammed into Renamon, causing the vixen Digimon to groan out, as she lost 800 Life Points, however, her Life Points were about to receive an extra bite when Guilmon then commanded. ÒAnd now Rainbow Flower, with your ability, Attack Renamon directly!Ó

It was then Renamon let out a small cry as Rainbow Flower bit into her right shoulder and lowered her Life Points even further, but remaining strong, Rika’s Digimon partner shook off the biting Plant as Guilmon ended his turn and allowed the foxy Digimon a chance to counter Attack.

Current Scores:

Guilmon: 3200

Renamon: 2800

—-Back with Rika—-

ÒI activate the Spell Card: Arduous Decision.Ó Rika said, as she placed her hand on her Deck and picked up the top two Cards, before the Digimon Queen told Takato. ÒAnd with its magic, not only do I get to add two more Cards from my Deck to my hand, but now you get to select one of them and if it’s a Monster I can Special Summon it straight from my hand. So what are you waiting for, Gogglehead? Choose.Ó

As Rika continued to remain her usual serious self, she was smiling slyly on the inside, as both Cards she had drawn were the same Card, a Monster Card known as Rare Metal Dragon. (2400/1200) ‘Go ahead and pick, Gogglehead. But no matter which Card you choose, not only will I crush your Blue-Eyes, but I’ll also drop your Life Points to 0 in one move.’

ÒI choose the Card on the right.Ó Takato then called out, in which Rika then placed her Rare Metal Dragon Card on her Duel Disc, which only caused the brainwashed Tamer to smirk and state arrogantly. ÒI hate to burst your bubble Rika. But your Dragon pales in power compared to mine.Ó

ÒNot for long. I activate the Spell: Hammer Shot!Ó Rika announced, as the Digimon Queen placed the aforementioned Spell Card in the first slot of her Spell/Trap Card zone on her Duel Disc, before Rika then explained her Spell Card’s Effect. ÒNow the Monster with the highest Attack is sent straight to the Graveyard. So say good-bye to Blue-Eyes, Gogglehead.Ó

However, as a giant hammer appeared above Takato’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Guilmon’s Tamer suddenly exclaimed. ÒSorry Rika, but my Dragon isn’t going anywhere. Because I activate a Trap Card!Ó

ÒBehold The Dragon’s Bead!Ó Takato announced, as he activated his trap Card, before Guilmon’s Tamer told Rika. ÒNow by simply discarding one Card from my hand to the Graveyard, I can negate and Destroy any Spell or Trap that targets any Dragon Type Monster on the Field.Ó

Rika then let out a frustrated groan as she watched as Takato discarded one Card from his hand, which caused her Hammer Shot Spell to shatter to pieces, however, the Digimon Queen wasn’t beaten yet, as she had another trick up her sleeve to take down Takato.

ÒI Summon Giant Orc!Ó (2200/0) Rika called out, before the Digimon Queen then announced, as she placed activated a Spell Card. ÒNext, I activate Riryoku!Ó

ÒWhile your Dragon may be impervious to my Spells, my Monsters aren’t. So now I can halve the Attack power of my Giant Orc and give it to my Rare Metal Dragon.Ó Rika explained, as she expected Giant Orc’s Attack to lower to 1100 and for Rare Metal Dragon to get a power boost up to 3500 Attack, however, it was then Takato called out. ÒSorry Rika. But I knew where you’d fail to target my Monsters; you’d go after your own. Which is why I activated another Trap: DNA Surgery!Ó

ÒNow I can select any Monster Type and every Monster on the Field and Summoned from now on are treated as any Type I choose. And I choose Dragon.Ó Takato said, before the former leader of the Tamers called out. ÒAnd next, I reactivate the power of my Dragon’s Bead Trap to negate and Destroy your Riryoku!Ó

ÒNo way! You can even target my Monster’s with that Trap!?Ó Rika questioned in disbelief, as it seemed Takato was three steps ahead of her, and no matter what she did Takato would just counter it, however, Rika refused to give up, in which Renamon’s Tamer let out a small groan before she said. ÒI’ll Set Two Cards face-down and end my turn.Ó

ÒIf that’s the best you can do Rika, I pity you for whatever little belief you have left in beating me.Ó Takato stated, as he then began his turn and announced. ÒI draw…Ó

ÒNot so fast, Gogglehead! I activate my own Trap Card: Drop Off!Ó Rika suddenly called out, before Renamon’s tamer explained. ÒNow whatever Card you just drew is immediately discarded and sent to the Graveyard.Ó

It was then Takato discarded the Card he had just drawn, however, Rika was confused as the brainwashed Tamer clenched his fists and gritted his teeth.

ÒYou Destroyed my White Veil Card! Just for that I’m no longer holding back. I’ll destroy you!Ó Takato then yelled out in a tone of fury, in which he placed a Spell Card in one of his Duel Disc Spell/Trap Card zones and exclaimed. ÒI activate Monster Reborn to return any Monster from the Graveyard back to the Field. And I choose my first Blue-Eyes White Dragon!Ó

Rika could only watch in awe as a second Blue-Eyes White Dragon rose from Takato’s Graveyard and proudly stood next to the first one, before their Summoner commanded. ÒGo my Dragons, and Destroy Rika’s Monsters!Ó

Obeying Takato’s command, both Dragons each unleashed a blast of white lightning, which struck down and Destroyed both of Rika’s Monsters and reduced her Life Points to 2000, however, the brainwashed Tamer wasn’t finished yet.

ÒAnd now to end this Duel and for you to see the Light, Rika. I reveal my final Trap Card: Call of the Haunted!Ó Takato announced, before Guilmon’s Tamer exclaimed. ÒNow return from the Graveyard and finish Rika off, Blue-Eyes White Dragon!Ó

Everyone was in shock as a third and final Blue-Eyes began to take its place beside the previously Summoned Dragons, in which Jeri called out in concern for her friend. ÓRika!Ó

However, it was then Rika suddenly called out. ÒI activate a Trap: Solemn Judgment! Now by paying half of my Life Points I can negate and Destroy one Card on your side of the Field. And the Card I choose is your Call of the Haunted!Ó

Takato was left speechless for a moment as his Blue-Eyes he had anticipated would win the Duel for him shattered to pieces and was placed back in his Graveyard, alongside his Destroyed Trap Card.

But it was then Takato stated. ÒSo you managed to Destroy one of my Blue-Eyes White Dragons and put off your inevitable loss for one turn, but it changes nothing. I still have two Blue-Eyes left and four times as many Life Points as you. So give up. No matter what you draw can help you or what you do will stop destiny.Ó

Current Scores:

Takato: 4000

Rika: 1000

—-Meanwhile—-

As Renamon drew the top Card from her Deck, the vixen Digimon thought to herself as she looked at the Card. ‘Hmmm, Skill Drain. This Trap will cost me some Life Points if I play it, but if Guilmon’s face-down Card does stop my Attack, I can counter him and stop his Monsters from Attacking me directly.’

ÒI’m going from Defense to Attack as I switch Manticore of Darkness and Vorse Raider to Attack Mode.Ó Renamon then said, before the foxy Digimon announced. ÒNext, I Summon Gene-Warped Warwolf (2000/100) in Attack Mode!Ó

However, Guilmon didn’t seem worried that Renamon had three monsters with over twice the Attack of his Monsters, which only worried her.

But knowing if she didn’t Attack, Guilmon would continue to pay Life Points for his Gear Golem and would allow him to bypass her Monsters to Damage her Life Points, followed up by Rainbow Flower and what other Monsters Guilmon had in store for her, in which Renamon then commanded. ÒVorse Raider Attack Rainbow Flower!Ó

Doing as his Summoner had commanded, Vorse Raider lunged at Rainbow Flower, as the wicked Beast-Warrior got out his double-sided axe, ready to savagely slice Guilmon’s Monster into pieces, however, it was then Guilmon suddenly called out. ÒSorry Renamon. But I activate my Trap Card: Gravity Bind!Ó

It was then Renamon was shocked to see her Vorse Raider was stopped in his tracks as it looked as though the gravity around him intensified, prevented him from Destroying Guilmon’s Monster, before the Beast-Warrior was forcefully pulled back to Renamon’s side of the Field.

ÒWhat’s going on?Ó Renamon questioned, as Vorse Raider wasn’t the only one who was being affected by Guilmon’s Trap Card, as it seemed only Rainbow Flower was unaffected.

ÒSimple. When Gravity Bind is activated, all Level 4 or higher Monsters can no longer Attack.Ó Guilmon replied, as a sly smile appeared on his face, while Renamon let out a frustrated groan, before Rika’s Tamer then said. ÒI’ll Set two Cards face-down and end my turn.Ó

ÒAnd with that my turn begins. And with it, I first activate pot of Greed.Ó Guilmon said as he drew the top two cards from his Deck, but it was then Renamon suddenly called out. ÒNot so fast Guilmon. I activate my Trap Card: Threatening Roar!Ó

ÒNow none of your Monsters can Attack this turn.Ó Renamon explained, in which she expected Guilmon to bothered by that, however, Takato’s Digimon partner only smiled slyly and told the vixen Digimon in a devious tone. ÒNice try Renamon. But just because I cannot Attack doesn’t mean I can’t Damage your Life Points.Ó

Confused by Guilmon’s statement, Renamon watched as Guilmon then called out, as the bearer of the Digital Hazard mark placed another Monster Card on his Duel Disc and a Spell Card in the second slot of his Spell/Trap Card zone. ÒI Summon Cannon Soldier (1400/1300) in Attack Mode. And then I Equip my Cannon Soldier with the Spell: White Veil!Ó

Renamon could only watch in shock and frustration as Cannon Soldier turned a sickly pale white colour, in which Rika’s Digimon partner knew her Skill Drain was now useless to her.

ÒNext I activate the Spell Card: Tremendous Fire!Ó Guilmon then exclaimed, before the pair were each consumed in a torrent of flames, which caused Renamon to groan out, as she was inflicted with 1000 Points of Damage, while Guilmon remained unfazed as he only lost 500, but the brainwashed Digimon had more Damage to deliver.

ÒAnd if you think I’m finished Damaging your Life Points, you’re way off, cause I now activate the special ability of my Cannon Soldier.Ó Guilmon stated, before the bearer of the Digital Hazard mark explained. ÒNow for every Monster I Sacrifice, Cannon Soldier inflicts 500 Points of direct Damage to your Life Points!Ó

It was then Guilmon then sent Rainbow Flower and Gear Golem to the Graveyard, which caused the cannon on Cannon Soldier’s head cannon to charge up, before the Machine Monster fired a blast of pale white energy, which struck Renamon and caused her to cry out as the foxy Digimon collapsed onto her hands and feet, as she was inflicted with another 1000 Points of Damage.

ÒThat’s right Renamon. Bow before the power of the Light, because no matter what you do destiny will not allow you to win.Ó Guilmon told Renamon in a harsh tone.

Current Scores:

Guilmon: 2700

Renamon: 800

—-Back to Rika—-

As Rika began her turn, she looked at the single Card in her hand, Tribute to the Doomed, and thought to herself. ‘Maybe Takato is right. Everything I’ve done has failed me. I might as well surrender.’

However, as Rika was about to place her hand on her Duel Disc and surrender, Jeri suddenly called out. ÒRika, Renamon, don’t give up! I know it looks bad, but don’t listen to what Takato or Guilmon are saying now. Remember what they have said in the past and believe in yourselves!Ó

Rika suddenly took her hand away from her Duel disc and thought to herself in a determined tone. ‘Jeri’s right. The real Takato has never given up on me, so I’m not going to give up on him or myself.’

It was then Rika closed her eyes and placed her hand on her Deck, hoping to draw a Card that could help her win, in which she drew the top Card from her Deck, opened her eyes and then announced, as Renamon’s Tamer then held out Tribute to the Doomed for Takato to see. ÒI activate Double Spell! Now, by discarding my Tribute to the Doomed Spell Card to the Graveyard, I can use any Spell Card in your Graveyard. And the Card I choose is Card of Demise!Ó

Rika then drew five more Cards from her Deck, and as she added the fifth Card to her hand, the Digimon Queen was refilled with faith in herself, as the Card was the very Card Takato had given her the day he and Guilmon had been turned into followers of the Society of Light and enemies to the Tamers, in which Rika thought to herself. ‘You gave me this Card Takato and I’m going to use it to save you. The only problem is that stupid Dragon Bead Trap. So long as it remains active, he can just discard his Cards and…’

It was then Rika smiled, as an idea of how to beat Takato entered her mind, in which the Digimon Queen placed a Card in the first slot of her Spell/Trap Card zone and called out. ÒI now activate Fissure, which Destroys one Monster on your side of the Field with the lowest Attack. But since both your Monsters have 3000 that means one Blue-Eyes is going down!Ó

ÒSorry Rika, but I reactivate my Trap: The Dragon’s Bead.Ó Takato said simply, as Guilmon’s Tamer merely sent a Card from his hand to the Graveyard, which caused Rika’s Spell to be negated and Destroyed.

ÒThen take this! I activate Offerings to the Doomed! Now, in exchange for skipping my next Draw Phase, I can Destroy one of your Blue-Eyes White Dragons!Ó Rika announced, but it was then Takato discarded yet another Card to stop Rika, in which Rika’s Offerings to the Doomed Spell Card shattered to pieces, but Rika didn’t seem bothered by that, as the Digimon Queen then called out, as she played a third Spell Card, which caused a giant claw to emerge from the sky and reach out to Takato’s Blue-Eyes White Dragons. ÒThink again, Gogglehead. I now activate the Spell: Beckon to the Dark!Ó

ÒWhat are you doing Rika? You know I’ll just to stop you with my Trap Card.Ó Takato questioned, as the brainwashed Tamer discarded the final Card in his hand to stop Rika’s Spell, which caused the claw to shatter to pieces.

ÒWhat I’m doing is stopping your Trap Card by playing my own trap.Ó Rika replied, which confused Takato and caused him to question. ÒWhat are you on about?Ó

ÒWhat I’m on about is that my three previous Spells were just decoys to force you to send every Card in your hand to the Graveyard.Ó Rika replied.

ÒNo! This cannot be. I have no more Cards to discard for my Dragon’s Bead!Ó Takato stated in a shocked tone, before Guilmon’s Tamer thought to himself. ‘Rika set me up into a trap and I didn’t see it coming.’

ÒThat’s right, Gogglehead. Now I can play any Spells I want without worrying if they’ll be stopped.Ó Rika replied, before Renamon’s Tamer called out, as she placed another Spell Card in her Duel Disc. ÒLike this one. I activate Brain Control!Ó

ÒNow, in exchange for 800 Life Points I can take control of one of your Blue-Eyes White Dragons for one turn.Ó Rika explained, as a large brain with a pair of slate gray claws appeared in front of her, in which the brain’s claws then shot forward, wrapped around one of Takato’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon and caused it to roar out in vexation as it was pulled over to Rika’s side of the Field and brainwashed into becoming her ally.

ÒI now Sacrifice your Blue-Eyes to Summon my most powerful Monster!Ó Rika announced, which caused Takato’s eyes to widen, not because he had lost another of his Dragons, but because of the Monster that now took its place.

—-Around the same time Rika was in doubt—-

Renamon remained on her hands and knees as doubts of victory and saving Guilmon plagued her mind. ‘My Monsters are powerless. My Trap is useless. I’m sorry, I failed you Guilmon.’

However, as Renamon was about to place her hand on her Duel Disc and surrender, Jeri suddenly called out. ÒRika, Renamon, don’t give up! I know it looks bad, but don’t listen to what Takato or Guilmon are saying now. Remember what they have said in the past and believe in yourselves!Ó

Renamon then got to her feet before Rika’s Digimon partner looked at Guilmon with a renewed determination as she then told him. ÒGuilmon, you may’ve gotten into my head for a minute, but while you may think destiny is on your side, but I know faith is on mine.Ó

ÒTypical Renamon. Never knowing when to give up. But if you want to continue losing, I’d be more than happy to help.Ó Guilmon replied in a devious tone, before the bearer of the Digital Hazard mark then called out. ÒI activate two Spell Cards.Ó

It was then the ground around Renamon began to shake, which caused the vixen Digimon to question. ÒWhat’s going on?Ó

ÒOne of the Spells I activated was known as Ground Collapse. So now you can no longer Summon any more Monsters.Ó Guilmon replied, as the ground beside Vorse Raider and Gene-Warped Warwolf crumbled and created two massive holes of endless darkness.

ÒAnd the second Spell is known as Feather of the Phoenix.Ó Guilmon said, before the virus-type Digimon then explained the Effect of his second Spell. ÒNow just by discarding one Card, I can add any Card from my Graveyard and place it on the top of my Deck. And I choose my Tremendous Fire.Ó

As Guilmon’s Spell Card returned from the Graveyard, Renamon let out a small groan as she knew if she didn’t draw the right Card, it would be all over for her, but remembering what was on stake and who she was Dueling for, Rika’s Digimon partner drew the top Card from her Deck, which caused her to smile as the foxy Digimon had drawn the perfect Card to turn the Duel in her favour.

ÒWhat are you smiling about, fur ball?Ó Guilmon asked harshly, in which Renamon replied. ÒWhat I’m smiling about is I just drew the Monster I needed to help me win this Duel.Ó

ÒNice try Renamon. But you’re obviously bluffing, cause my Ground Collapse prevents you from Summoning anymore Monsters.Ó Guilmon stated.

ÒThat’s true, Guilmon. But it doesn’t stop me from Sacrificing my old ones.Ó Renamon told Guilmon, before Rika’s Digimon partner announced. ÒAnd with this Card, I will not only Destroy your Gravity Bind, but will wipe out the rest of your Life Points in one tremendous blast!Ó

ÒYou can’t do that with just one Card.Ó Guilmon stated, before Guilmon’s eyes widened, before he managed to say. ÒUnless…Ó

ÒThat’s right Guilmon. It’s the very Card you gave me.Ó Renamon replied, as she proudly held up Guilmon’s Card in the air.

—-Back to Rika—-

ÒCome forth, Great Maju Garzett!Ó (0/0) Rika exclaimed, as she sent Takato’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon to the Graveyard, allowing Great Maju Garzett to take the fallen Dragon’s place, though as fearsome as it looked Takato questioned in a confused tone. Ò0 Attack?Ó

ÒIf you were really Takato you would’ve remembered that Great Maju Garzett may start off with no Attack Points, but he gains Attack Points double to the Monster I Sacrificed for him.Ó Rika stated, as Great Maju Garzett’s Attack shot up from 0 to 3000 then to 6000, which shocked Takato, but not as much as what Rika had left.

ÒNext, I activate my Megamorph Spell Card. Now because your Life Points are higher than mine, I can now double the Attack of my Monster.Ó Rika told Takato, as the Digimon Queen placed her Megamorph Card in her Duel Disc, which in turn caused Great Maju Garzett to let out a loud roar as the power of his Summoner’s Spell surged through his being. (6000 _ 12000)

ÒOver 10000 Attack!?Ó Takato questioned in shock and disbelief.

ÒThat’s right.Ó Rika replied, before she told Takato in a seriously determined tone ÒAnd I’m going to use that power to defeat you.Ó

ÒThis can’t be! Destiny was on my side!Ó Takato stated in a shocked tone.

ÒSorry Gogglehead. But it looks like your so-called destiny has screwed up.Ó Rika replied, before the Digimon Queen exclaimed. ÒNow Great Maju Garzett Destroy his Blue-Eyes and end this Duel!Ó

It was then Great Maju Garzett let out another terror filled roar, before the Fiend Type Monster shot forward, as he rose his arms above his body, before Rika’s Monster then quickly pulled his arms downward in an X shaped pattern and slashed through Takato’s final Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Destroying it and dealing 9000 Points of Damage to Takato’s Life Points, which caused him to cry out as he was knocked to the ground and lost the Duel.

Ending Scores:

Takato: 0

Rika: 200

—-Meanwhile with Renamon, during the same time Rika had turned the tables against Takato—-

ÒI sacrifice all three of my Monsters to Summon Beast King Barbaros!Ó (3000/1200) Renamon called out in a strong tone, as her latest Monster added to her Deck appeared in place of Vorse Raider, Manticore of Darkness and Gene-Warped Warwolf, which then let out a proud and fearsome roar, which caused Cannon Soldier, White Veil, Gravity Bind, Ground Collapse and Renamon’s face-down Trap Card to all shatter to pieces due to the immense power of Barbaros’ ability.

ÒNo! It was my destiny to win!Ó Guilmon stated in a shocked tone, as he fearfully watched as Renamon’s Monster aimed his all-powerful lance directly at him, in which Renamon then told Takato’s Digimon partner. ÒI’m afraid your destiny was wrong Guilmon.Ó

ÒAnd now to get the old Guilmon back. Beast King Barbaros Attack him directly!Ó Renamon then exclaimed in a determined tone, in which Beast King Barbaros did as his Summoner had commanded, charged forward and then slammed his lance into Guilmon’s chest, causing the red dragon Digimon to cry out as he was thrown back by Barbaros’ devastating power and was dealt with 3000 Points of Damage, ending the Duel.

Ending Scores:

Guilmon: 0

Renamon: 800

(DUEL BETWEEN TAKUYA AND SHINYA (WHO HAS FUSED WITH THE LEGENDARY WARRIOR OF STEEL)

Starting Scores:

Mercurymon: 4000

Takuya: 4000

ÒI shall make the first move. I Summon Mechanicalchaser (1850/800) in Attack Mode!Ó Mercurymon announced, as he placed the aforementioned Monster on his Duel Disc, before the Legendary Warrior of Steel said. ÒAnd I end my turn by playing one Card face-down.Ó

ÒThat bucket of bolts does have a high Attack, but it’s no match for me.Ó Takuya stated, as he drew the sixth Card on the top of his Deck and then said. ÒI Summon Charcoal Inpachi (100/2100) in Defence Mode and Set two Cards face-down. That mean’s it’s back to you, metal head.Ó

ÒI Summon Jinzo 7 (500/400) in Attack Mode!Ó Mercurymon announced, in which Takuya questioned in an amused tone. ÒSeriously? You couldn’t get the REAL Jinzo, so you had to settle for that weakling?Ó

ÒThou art wrong to thinketh my Monster as weak. Especially when one of he turns to three, with the assistance of the Spell Card: Machine Duplication.Ó Mercurymon replied, in which the Warrior of Steel then got out his Deck and added two more Jinzo 7s to the Field.

ÒGo ahead and Summon those little Jinzo fakes, you metal dork. My Charcoal Inpachi will repel your Attacks.Ó Takuya told Mercurymon in an arrogant tone.

ÒHeh, I’ll go around it then.Ó Mercurymon then stated, which surprised Takuya as he had said the exact same thing before he had purified Mercurymon as Aldamon, in which Mercurymon exclaimed. ÒWhile Jinzo 7 is indeed weaker than his improved form, Jinzo 7 does have his benefits, which includes being able to Attack thee Directly!Ó

ÒWhat!?Ó Takuya questioned in disbelief.

ÒNow my Jinzo units go and Attack Takuya with Proto Energy Shock!Ó Mercurymon commanded, in which all three of Jinzo’s ‘family’ jumped into the air and each fired a dark sphere that was crackling with lightning, before each Jinzo 7 threw their sphere, which combined with the other’s and stuck Takuya, causing the Legendary Warrior of White Flame to groan out in pain as he lost 1500 Life Points.

ÒFor that you and your little robots are going to get scorched!Ó Takuya then yelled at Mercurymon, in which the Warrior of Steel replied, as he made the finishing touches to his turn. ÒWe shall see, Takuya. But to end my turn I shall play two Cards face-down.Ó

Current Scores:

Mercurymon: 4000

Takuya: 2500

ÒI’m switching from Defence to offence as I Sacrifice my useless burnt out log to Summon Twin-Headed Fire Dragon!Ó Takuya announced, in which Charcoal Inpachi was sent to the Graveyard and replaced with Twin-Headed Fire Dragon, in which the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame ordered. ÒTwin-Headed Fire Dragon Melt Jinzo 7!Ó

Doing as it had been ordered, both of Twin-Headed Fire Dragon’s heads each let out a roar, before they each shot out a fireball from their maws, however, Mercurymon was ready for the Attack and called out. ÒNot so hasty! For I plan to stop thee and the Twin Headed Dragon, for I reveal my face-down Trap: Scrap Iron Scarecrow!Ó

It was then the aforementioned Trap Card rose up, and emerging from the Card was the Scrap Iron Scarecrow, in which the scarecrow made from old wood, barbered wire, an old football helmet and a pair of damaged goggles appeared before the Jinzo 7 Twin-Headed Fire Dragon was Attacking, which Takuya was left speechless to see the Trap Monster take the hit, in which not only was Mercurymon’s Monster spare, but as were his Life Points.

« In case you didn’t know, Scrap Iron Scarecrow can take the Damage inflicted by a Monster once per turn, before I can set it face down again and use its ability next turn. » Yusei announced, as Scrap Iron Scarecrow retreated back into its Card, before the Card went back to face down position, which caused Takuya to groan in frustration, before he said in an aggressive tone. ÒJust make your move.Ó

ÒVery well.Ó Mercurymon replied, before he drew the top Card from his Deck ÒBut before I do, I shall activate my second Trap: Gift of the Mystical Elf!Ó

ÒNow I gain 300 Life Points for every Monster on the Field, and I count four on my side and one on yours’, which adds up to a total of 1500.Ó Mercurymon explained; before his Life Points rose from 4000 to 6500, further irritating Takuya.

ÒAnd now I begin my turn by playing the Spell: Card of Sanctity, which allows us all to Draw until we have six Cards in our Hand.Ó

It was then Mercurymon drew five Cards, while Takuya drew three, before the Legendary Warrior of Steel then announced. ÒI Sacrifice one of my Jinzo units to Summon Machine King!Ó (2200/2000)

ÒAnd thanks to my Machine King’s ability, he receives an extra 100 Attack Points for every face-up Machine Type Monster, giving him a total of 2700 Attack.Ó

Ò2700 Attack?Ó Takuya questioned, before the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame stated arrogantly. ÒYou may want to do your math again, Mercurymon. Cause I only count four Machines.Ó

ÒNot for long. For I reveal the Trap: DNA Surgery. Now I can select any Monster Type and every Monster on the Field and Summoned from now on is treated as a Machine, therefore thou’s Twin-Headed Fire Dragon increases Machine King’s power to 2700.Ó Mercurymon replied, before the Legendary Warrior of Steel called out. ÒNow Machine King shall slay thy Dragon with his iron fists!Ó

It was then Machine King held up both his arms, before his fists shot off and struck Twin-Headed Fire Dragon’s head, which caused Takuya’s Monster to shatter to pieces and cost the Legendary Warrior of White Flame to lose 500 more Life Points.

ÒAnd now the time has come for me to end this Duel.Ó Mercurymon began to say, as he was about to order the Jinzo duo and Mechanicalchaser to Attack Takuya directly, however, the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame wasn’t planning on being taken down so easily.

ÒNot so fast, metal brain! I play my Trap: Frozen Soul!Ó Takuya announced, as his Trap Card was revealed, before the Legendary Warrior of White Flame explained the Effect of his Trap. ÒWhen I have 2000 Life Points or less, your Battle Phase is put on ice!Ó

However, Takuya was confused when Mercurymon smirked, which caused the Legendary Warrior of the Spirits of White Wind to question in a demanding tone. ÒWhat’s so funny!?Ó

ÒTis’ only fitting you use a Trap that matches what Sartorius has done to you.Ó Mercurymon replied, referring to Takuya’s cold personality, in which Takuya snapped back at the Legendary Warrior of Steel. ÒMaster Sartorius has done nothing to me! So shut your mouth and let me make my move, iron geek!Ó

ÒI activate Pot of Greed.Ó Takuya announced, as he then drew the top two Cards from his Deck, before the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame called out. ÒAnd now I activate my Field Spell: Molten Destruction!Ó

It was then the ground began to shake violently around Takuya and Mercurymon, which started to create small fissures, before random sections of the ground suddenly burst wide open and volcanoes of immense size shot out from the ground and erupted, surrounding Takuya and Mercurymon in a torrent of lava.

ÒThen I Summon The Thing in the Crater.Ó (1000/1200) _ (1500/800) Takuya announced, as he placed the aforementioned Card on his Duel Disc, before the Legendary Warrior of White Flame stated. ÒBut it won’t be around for long, as I use the Trap Card: Ring of Destruction!Ó

It was then a collar materialized around the Fire Attribute Monster’s neck, before it exploded, Destroying Takuya’s Monster and inflicting 1500 Points of Damage to him and Mercurymon, however, Mercurymon could tell Takuya had something wicked in store for him, as the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame smiled slyly.

ÒI now activate the special ability of The Thing in the Crater. When it’s sent to the graveyard, I can Special Summon any Pyro Monster in my hand and the Monster I choose is Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu!Ó (2900/1800) _ (3400/1300)

ÒHey, Mercurymon, if you think my Monster is powerful now, just wait until you get a load of this. I activate Salamandra!Ó Takuya exclaimed, as Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu’s body went up in flames, in which Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu then let out a loud roar, as its Attack power rose from 3400 to 4100.

ÒAnd if you’re thinking your little junk pile of a Trap will save you, you’re wrong, cause I activate White Veil!Ó Takuya told Mercurymon, in which the Amethyst flames that surrounded Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu’s body turned a sickly pale white, before the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame commanded. ÒShiryu Attack Jinzo 7!Ó

Doing as Takuya had commanded, Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu unleashed a torrent of Amethyst coloured flames from its mouth, which not only hit and Destroyed Jinzo 7, but consumed Mercurymon, causing the Legendary Warrior of Steel to cry out in pain and fall to his knees, as both of his Traps were Destroyed and he was inflicted with 3600 Points of Damage.

Current Scores:

Mercurymon: 1400

Takuya: 500

ÒLook at yourself, metal head. You’re up against a Monster with 4100 Attack Points. Just save yourself a painful defeat and just give up.Ó Takuya told Mercurymon in an arrogant tone.

ÒNever. I refuse to give up. Not until I beat thee.Ó Mercurymon replied in a determined tone, as he got back onto his feet, in which Takuya replied. ÒFine. I’ll play one Card face-down and end my turn. But there’s nothing you can do to defeat my Shiryu or the Society of Light.Ó

‘Well let’s see about that.’ Shinya thought to himself, with the same amount of determination he had displayed as Mercurymon, as he drew the top Card from his Deck and began to make his move.

ÒYou said that there’s nothing I can do to defeat your Monster, but I shall prove thee wrong as my Deck has heard my call for help and has rewarded me.Ó Mercurymon told Takuya, before he announced. ÒSo I Sacrifice my last Jinzo 7 and Mechanicalchaser to Summon Perfect Machine King!Ó (2700/1500)

ÒAnd if you thought Machine King’s ability was impressive, wait till I tell thee about Perfect Machine King’s. He receives 500 Attack Points for every face-up Machine Type Monster, and I have two.Ó Mercurymon stated. (2700 _ 3700)

ÒThat’s still not enough to take down my Monster, metal geek.Ó Takuya stated, however, Mercurymon smirked at Takuya’s arrogance and announced. ÒThou must grow tired of being wrong all the time, for I activate the Spell Card: 7 Completed. And with its power, I shall raise Perfect Machine King’s Attack by 700 Points!Ó (3700 _ 4400)

ÒPerfect Machine King Attack Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu!Ó Mercurymon then exclaimed, in which the Epaulettes on Perfect Machine King’s shoulders opened up, before the Perfect king of Machine Type Monsters fired a barrage of missiles right at Pyrotech Mech – Shiryu, in which Takuya’s Monster was engulfed in a massive explosion, before it was sent to the Graveyard, while Takuya lost 300 Life Points and his White Veil Spell Card, which caused the Legendary Warrior of White Flame to yell at Mercurymon in pure anger. ÒYou Destroyed my White Veil! You’ll pay for that!Ó

ÒI’m afraid not, for this Duel is over and I shall show thee with the power of my Machine King!Ó Mercurymon replied, as Machine King’s chest began to charge with blue energy, however, Takuya then exclaimed. ÒNot so fast, Mercurymon! I activate my Trap Card: Michizure!Ó

It was then the ground beneath Machine King’s feet cracked open, in which Mercurymon watched as his Monster fell into the lava filled abyss, began to melt, before the Machine Monster was Destroyed.

ÒThat was for Destroying my White veil.Ó Takuya stated, before the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame drew the top Card from his Deck and then told Mercurymon. Ò I activate Double Spell. Now, by discarding one Spell Card from my hand to the Graveyard, I can use any Spell Card in yours. And the Spell I choose is Card of Sanctity.Ó

Takuya then activated Mercurymon’s Spell, in which the Legendary Warrior of White Flame drew six Cards, while Mercurymon drew two Cards, before the Wielder of the Spirits of White Flame then stated as he continued his turn. ÒBut you’re going to pay further as I activate the Swords of Revealing Light!Ó

Mercurymon could only watch in awe as floating energy swords surrounded him and his Perfect Machine King, in which the Legendary Warrior of Steel knew that because of Takuya’s Spell, he wasn’t allowed to Attack for three turns, before his thoughts were interrupted when Takuya announced. ÒI Summon Flame Ruler in Attack Mode and end my turn with a face-down. But next turn you will see the Light.Ó

‘That’s the same move Takuya made before he wiped out Koji. I bet he has a monster in his hand he plans to wipe me out with next turn.’ Shinya thought to himself, as he looked at the sly smile on Takuya’s face, before the Legendary Warrior of Steel looked at the four unknown Cards Takuya’s hand, in which Shinya then thought in a highly determined tone. ‘But I’m not going to let that happen!’

Current Scores:

Mercurymon: 1400

Takuya: 200

However, Shinya had his doubts he was capable of stopping Takuya, as, through Mercurymon, he looked at his hand, which consisted of Guardian of the Throne Room (1650/1600), Break! Draw!, Blue Thunder T-45 (1700/1000), Machine King Prototype (1600/1500), Rare Metalmorph and Automatons Intentions Unit, and knew that in his current situation they were of little assistance, but it was then the Legendary Warrior of White Flame yelled out impatiently. ÒHey, Mercurymon! Either make your move or let me win!Ó

ÒThou shall never be victorious within this Duel, so long as I believe in myself and my Deck I will be the victor.Ó Mercurymon replied, which caused Takuya to question drolly. ÒOh, please. Where did you hear that garbage?Ó

ÒFrom a great Duelist who taught me to use every Card to its full potential and to never give up.Ó Mercurymon stated, in which Shinya then closed his eyes, as he placed his hand on the top Card on his Deck and drew, before he opened his eyes, and through Mercurymon smiled, as the Legendary Warrior of Steel had drawn Takuya’s Card, the Card he believed was the key to his victory.

But it was then Takuya called out. ÒNot so fast, metal head! I activate my Trap: Draw Bomb!Ó

It was then Takuya’s Trap Card exploded, creating a massive explosion, which struck Mercurymon and reduced his Life Points by 1000, however, as the smoke cleared, Takuya was confused and a little worried to see that the Legendary Warrior of Steel remained standing strong as he held the Card he had just drawn proudly in the air.

ÒI Sacrifice Perfect Machine King so I can Summon Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch!Ó (2400/1000) Mercurymon announced in a strong tone, as Perfect Machine King was set a blaze, before the conflagration that had consumed Takuya’s Monster dispersed, revealing Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch, which left Takuya in speechless shock, as he thought to himself. ‘Thestalos!? But why would Mercurymon have that Card in his Deck? Wait a minute… Is Mercurymon Shinya?’

—-Flashback: Several weeks after Duel Monsters had been released to the public—-

Within the Kanbara’s lounge room, Takuya and Shinya were sitting on the floor in the opposite direction of each other, as the pair were in the middle of a Duel, in which the Kanbara brothers were Dueling with Cards they had purchased in Booster Packs, as they both had gotten into Duel Monsters, and currently it looked as though Takuya had the upper hand, as the previous Wielder of the Spirits of Flame had Opticlops, (1800/1700) who was Equipped with Sword of Dark Destruction (1800/1700) _ (2200/1500) and had 2900 Life Points, while Shinya, though leading in Life Points, with 3200, only had Big Eye (1200/1000)  and One Card Set face-down, but things were about to change as Shinya drew the top Card from his Deck and began his turn.

ÒI Summon Injection Fairy Lilly (400/1500) in Attack Mode!Ó Shinya announced as he placed the aforementioned Monster before him, before he stated. ÒAnd now I activate her special ability. By paying 2000 Life Points I can raise her Attack Points by 3000.Ó (3200-2000=1200) (400 _ 3400)

ÒLilly Attack his Opticlops! And Big Eye Attack Takuya directly!Ó Shinya exclaimed, in which Takuya placed Opticlops and Sword of Dark Destruction in his Graveyard, as he lost 2400 Life Points, leaving him on only 500, however, Shinya’s turn wasn’t over just yet.

ÒNext I activate my Trap Card: Alter for Tribute.Ó Shinya announced, as he flipped his Trap Card face up, before he explained. ÒNow, by Sacrificing Big Eye, I gain Life Points equal to my Monster’s Attack Points. Which means Injection Fairy Lilly can power up next turn.Ó (1200+1200=2400)

ÒThen it’s my move.Ó Takuya said, as he drew the top Card from his Deck, in which the former Legendary Warrior of Flame had Graceful charity and Sandstone (1300/1600) in his hand, before Takuya then announced. ÒI activate the Spell Card: graceful Charity, which allows me to draw three more Cards, however, I have to Discard two.Ó

Takuya then drew the three Cards on the top of his Deck, in which the previous Legendary Warrior of Flame couldn’t help but to smile as one of the Cards he had just drawn was his favourite Card and the Card, in which Takuya thought to himself. ‘Perfect. This move could win me the Duel or cost it. But we’ll never know until it happens.’

ÒWith the Effect of Graceful Charity, I discard Spirit Ryu (1000/1000) and Sandstone.Ó Takuya said, as he placed the Monster Cards in his Graveyard, before he continued his turn and announced. ÒNext, I remove Sandstone from my Graveyard to Special Summon Gigantes!Ó (1900/1300)

ÒBut now I Sacrifice Gigantes to Summon Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch!Ó Takuya exclaimed, as he placed Gigantes in the Graveyard and his favourite Monster on the Field.

ÒThat’s one strong Monster, Takuya.Ó Shinya stated in an impressed tone, before he told his brother. ÒBut in case you forgot, I can activate the Effect of Injection Fairy Lilly and raise her Attack to 3400 again.Ó

ÒNot after I activate Thestalos’ special ability.Ó Takuya replied, which caused Shinya to question in a slightly worried tone. ÒHis ability?Ó

ÒThat’s right, Shinya. Now I can select any Card in your hand and send it straight to the Graveyard, and if that Card is a monster you lose 100 Life Points for every Star it has.Ó Takuya explained, before he held out his right hand and exclaimed. ÒAnd I choose the Card on the far right!Ó

ÒNo!Ó Shinya called out in panic, as the Card Takuya had selected was Misairuzame (1400/1600), which had five Stars, meaning Shinya’s Life Points were reduced to 1900 and also meant he was unable to power up Injection Fairy Lilly or stop Takuya from winning.

ÒThestalos Attack Shinya’s Lilly!Ó Takuya exclaimed, in which Shinya let out a small sad sigh, as he placed Injection Fairy Lilly in his Graveyard, as he had lost over 2000 Life Points and the Duel.

ÒAnd that’s game.Ó Takuya said, before he then told Shinya in an honest tone. ÒBut don’t feel bad. You Dueled incredibly.Ó

ÒThanks Takuya.Ó Shinya replied, as he knew his older brother was telling the truth, which made him feel a lot better, but it was then the previous Wielder of the Spirits of Flame asked. ÒHey Shinya. Do you mind if I see your Cards for a sec?Ó

ÒUh, yeah. No problem.Ó Shinya replied, as he watched in slight confusion as Takuya looked at the Cards that remained in Shinya’s hand after Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch had Destroyed his Level 5 Monster, before the leader of the disbanded legendary Warriors looked at the top four Cards on the top of his sibling’s Deck, before Takuya then asked, as he placed a Kuriboh (300/200) Card in front of his brother. ÒWhy didn’t you use this Card?Ó

ÓWhat do you mean, Takuya?Ó Shinya asked in a confused tone, as he thought Kuriboh was useless, until Takuya explained to him. ÒWhat I mean is that if you had discarded Kuriboh as Thestalos Attacked then all Damage would’ve been reduced to 0.Ó

ÒAnd while it was smart to use Big Eye’s ability to rearrange your Cards, you relied heavily on the strength of a single Monster which wasn’t very smart. As a good Duelist relies on the right balance of Monsters, Spells and Traps to ensure their victory, as well as using every Card to its full potential and to never give up.Ó Takuya explained, as he held up Stop Defence, Mystical Space Typhoon, Creature Swap and Reverse Trap, before the former Legendary Warrior of Flame then handed the two remaining Cards that were in Shinya’s hand, One-Eyed Shield Dragon (700/1300) and Himotama Soul (600/500), and told him. ÒHad you used Kuriboh beforehand, you could’ve lasted another turn and if you chose to add Creature swap to the top of your Deck instead of stop Defence, you could’ve Summoned One-Eyed Shield or Himotama Soul and then switched control of our Monsters and won.Ó

Shinya was surprised at the lesson his brother had just taught him, but was surprised even further when the previous leader of the Legendary Warriors held out his Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch Card and said. ÒHere, Shinya, I want you to have this.Ó

ÒBut Takuya, this is your favourite Card.Ó Shinya stated.

ÒI know and that’s why I’m giving it to you, cause I know you’ll use his power wisely and because I love you.Ó Takuya happily replied, and then smiled, as Shinya took the Card and smiled, before he wrapped his arms around his big brother and hugged him, before Shinya told the previous Wielder of the Spirit of Flame. ÒI love you too, Takuya. And I promise I’ll never let you down and will use every Card to its full potential, so long as I have Thestalos in my Deck, just like you taught me.Ó

—-End Flashback—-

ÒI now activate Thestalos’ special ability.Ó Mercurymon announced, before the Legendary Warrior of Steel then explained. ÒSo now I can select any Card in the hand of thee and send it straight to the Graveyard, and if that Card is a monster thee shall lose 100 Life Points for every Star it has.Ó

Mercurymon then held out his right hand and exclaimed. ÒAnd I choose the Card on the far right!Ó

It was then the Card was revealed to be Infernal Flame Emperor, a Level 9 Monster, in which Mercurymon then exclaimed in a determined tone. ÒThestalos the Firestorm Monarch end this Duel with Scorching Shot!Ó

Doing as he had been commanded, Thestalos’ right fist was encircled in an aura of fire, before the Monarch unleashed the flames right at Takuya, who cried out, as he was struck by the blaze and lost 900 Life Points and the Duel, before he collapsed to the ground, which no longer contained traces of lava, as all of the Dueling holograms had been deactivated.

Ending Scores:

Mercurymon: 400

Takuya: 0

Mercurymon then made his way over to Takuya’s unconscious form, in which the Legendary Warrior of Steel couldn’t help but to smile, not only because he had saved his brother from the Society of Light, but when he picked up the Cards that were in Takuya’s hand, Mercurymon smiled further as he had made the right choice with Thestalos, as he then placed Monster Reborn, Stop Defense and Gift of the Martyr back into Takuya’s Deck, however, the Legendary Warrior of Steel had one last thing to do, purify Takuya by Destroying the symbol of his allegiance to Sartorius and the Society of Light, the White Veil Spell Card.

Mercurymon then reached into Takuya’s Graveyard, pulled out all the Cards until he came across the White Veil Spell Card, which he tore into pieces, freeing Takuya from the Society of Light.

(THE DUEL BETWEEN THE MOTOMIYA SIBLINGS)

Starting Scores:

Davis: 4000

Jun: 4000

ÒFirst turn is mine, Squirt.Ó Jun called out as she drew the sixth Card from the top of her Deck, calling Davis by the nickname she would often call the Digidestined of Miracles to annoy and tease him, only this time Silvermon’s human partner used it rather harshly, before Jun then said. ÒAnd I think I’ll use it to Summon Nimble Momonga (1000/100) in Defense Mode and end my turn.Ó

Davis then added the Card total in his hand up to six as he drew, before Veemon’s human partner then announced. ÒI Summon Elemental HERO Burstinatrix (1200/800) in Attack Mode!Ó

ÒNow go, Burstinatrix, and Attack!Ó Davis then exclaimed, which caused a devious smile to appear on Jun’s face before the maroon haired teen told her brother. ÒYou may have a new Deck, but you’re just as stupid as I remember.Ó

ÒWhat are you talking about?Ó Davis questioned.

ÒJust watch.Ó Jun replied, in which Davis was shocked to see that when Jun’s Nimble Momonga was enveloped by Burstinatrix’s fireball attack and Destroyed, Jun’s Life Points rose to 5000 and two Set Monsters appeared on her side of the Field, which caused Veemon to question in confusion. ÒWhat’s going on? What did you do?Ó

ÒIt’s not what I did but what my brother did. When he Attacked my Nimble Momonga.Ó Jun replied, before she explained. ÓThanks to him and his hasty Attack, not only do I gain 1000 when Nimble Momonga is Destroyed by an Attack, but as a bonus two take his place.Ó

Hearing that caused Davis and Veemon to groan in frustration as not only did Jun have the lead in Life Points, but the Digidestined of Courage and Friendship now knew that her face down Monsters were Nimble Momonga copies, which would further increase her Life Points if they were Attacked, but he had to in order to break down his sister’s Defenses and get to her Life Points.

ÒI end my turn by playing one Card face-down.Ó Davis then said, in which Jun began her turn by simply drawing the top Card from her Deck and then simply told her brother, without even looking at her new Card. ÒI’ll just end my turn.Ó

Seeing that Jun didn’t even take a turn caused Davis to worry a little as the Digidestined of Miracles could tell Jun was up to something, but his thoughts were interrupted when the maroon haired teen called out. ÒHey! What’s taking so long? It’s your turn.Ó

Snapping out of his thoughts, Davis remembered he still had a Duel to win in order to save his sister, in which Veemon’s human partner drew the top Card from his Deck and began his turn.

ÒI Summon Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird (800/600) in Attack Mode!Ó Davis stated, before the leader of the younger Digidestined announced. ÒAnd when Air Hummingbird is Successfully Summoned, I gain 500 Life Points for every Card in your hand.Ó

Jun then watched in confusion as flowers spurted from all of her Cards, before Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird moved over to her side of the field and began to suck the nectar from each flower, increasing Davis’ Life Points with a high dosage of 3000 Points, but Davis wasn’t finished with his turn, in which Veemon’s human partner then exclaimed. ÒAnd to end my turn, I’ll have Elemental HERO Burstinatrix Attack with Flare Storm! And Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird Attack with Slaughtering Swoop!Ó

It was then Burstinatrix created another fireball and threw it at Jun’s first face-down Nimble Momonga, which exploded and shattered to pieces, causing Silvermon’s human partner’s Life Points increased by 1000, before Air Hummingbird struck through the second face-down, sending Jun’s last Nimble Momonga to the Graveyard and increase her Life Points by another 1000.

ÒYeah! Way to go, Davis! That’s how to Duel!Ó Veemon cheered out, as the blue Dragon Digimon could see his human partner was slowly getting the upper hand in the Duel, but Jun had a few deadly Cards lurking within her Deck, waiting to strike Davis down.

Current Scores:

Jun: 7000

Davis: 7000

Seeing that their Life Points were even annoyed Jun, however, when she drew the top Card from her Deck and looked at her hand, the maroon haired teen smiled slyly and said. ÒI Summon Bazoo the Soul Eater! (1600/900) And with him in play, you’d better watch out, Squirt, as I’m going to crush you and your Life Points.Ó

Jun then told Davis as she took her Nimble Momongas out of her Duel Disc. ÒNow by removing the three Nimble Momongas in my Graveyard from the Duel, I can increase Bazoo’s Attack by 900 Points, raising his Attack to 2500 for the next three turns.Ó

ÒNow, Bazoo, Destroy his Hummingbird!Ó Jun then commanded, in which Bazoo obeyed Jun’s command, jumped forward as he pulled his arms back, in which the Beast Type Monster then slammed both his fists into Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird’s chest, causing Davis’s Monster to shatter to pieces, while the Digidestined of Courage and Friendship was dealt 1700 Points of Damage.

ÒI’ll Set three Cards face-down and end my turn.Ó Jun then said, as the maroon haired teen placed three Cards in the first, second and third slots of her Spell/Trap Card zone on her Duel Disc.

Current Scores:

Jun: 7000

Davis: 5300

As Davis drew the top Card from his Deck, Jun smiled and thought to herself arrogantly as she took a moment to look at her face-downs. ‘It doesn’t matter what you do, Davis. You will see the Light. And with what I have in store for you will only further the power of my Monsters.’

ÒI Summon Elemental HERO Clayman.Ó (800/2000) Davis then announced as Veemon’s human partner placed the aforementioned Monster on his Duel Disc, before he announced. ÒBut Clayman and Burstinatrix won’t be around for long, cause I activate Polymerization to fuse them together to create Elemental HERO Rampart Blaster!Ó (2000/2500)

It was then Elemental HERO Burstinatrix and Elemental HERO Clayman began to swirl into one another and then both began to glow brightly, in which the pair of HEROES created another HERO for Jun to deal with.

ÒThat’s a nice Monster, but he’s useless if you plan on keeping him in Defense Mode.Ó Jun told Davis in a cruel tone.

ÒYou’re wrong.Ó Davis replied, which confused Jun a little until the Digidestined of Miracles explained. ÒWhen Rampart Blaster is in Defense Mode he can halve his Attack Points and Attack you directly!Ó

ÒWhat!?Ó Jun questioned in a shocked tone, in which Veemon then interrupted and called out. ÒGo for it, Davis! Let her have it!Ó

ÒYou heard him, Rampart Blaster. Go and blast Jun with Rampart Barrage!Ó Davis then exclaimed, in which Rampart Blaster then unleashed a series of missiles, which shot past Bazoo the Soul Eater and struck the maroon haired teen, causing Jun to groan out as she was inflicted with 1000 Points of Damage to her Life Points.

Current Scores:

Jun: 6000

Davis: 5300

ÒYou may’ve gotten a cheap shot in, Squirt, but it won’t stop destiny from helping you see the Light.Ó Jun stated in an annoyed tone as she drew the top Card from her Deck.

ÒGuess again, Jun. Since Bazoo and Rampart Blaster each have 2500 Attack and Defense you cannot strike Davis or his Life Points.Ó Veemon replied, however, upon hearing Veemon’s statement, Jun then told the ‘V’ marked Digimon in a sly tone. ÒYou may want to rethink that, you blue faced knucklehead, cause I have a four way step plan for crushing your Rampart Blaster and a chunk of Davis’ Life Points.Ó

ÒStep one: I activate the Spell Card: Terraforming.Ó Jun said, as she placed the aforementioned Spell Card in the forth slot of her Spell/Trap Card zone on her Duel Disc, before Silvermon’s Digimon partner explained as she then pulled out her Deck from her Duel Disc. ÒNow I can add any Field Spell from my Deck straight to my hand, and I choose the Field Spell known as Closed Forest.

ÒStep two: I then activate Closed Forest.Ó Jun said, as she placed her Card into her Duel Disc, in which the maroon haired teen then explained as a wide verity of decaying trees and roots appeared on Jun’s side of the Field. ÒNow thanks to the power of my Field Spell, every Beast Type Monster I control gains an extra 100 Attack Points for every Monster I have in the Graveyard.Ó

ÒBut you don’t have any.Ó Davis pointed out, but it was then Jun replied. ÒI know. That’s where step three comes in.Ó

ÒI activate two Spells.Ó Jun announced, as Silvermon’s human partner activated two of her face-down Cards ÒThe first is Card of Sancity. Now we both draw until we have six Cards in our hand.Ó

It was then Davis drew the top two Cards from his Deck, while Jun drew three, however, the maroon haired teen then told her brother. ÒBut it doesn’t matter what you’ve drawn as my second Spell is Card Destruction!Ó

ÒI now discard Sea Koala (100/1600), Berserk Gorilla (2000/1000), Voltic Kong (1800/1000), Giant Rat (1400/1450), Rescue Cat (300/100) and a Trap Card known as Beast Soul Swap.Ó Jun said, as she and Davis discarded their hands, before the maroon haired teen stated. ÒAnd since there are now five Monsters in my Graveyard, Bazoo’s Attack is increased by 500.Ó (2500 _ 3000)

‘3000 Attack!’ Veemon thought to himself in a shocked tone.

ÒAnd now for the final step: Destruction. I Summon King Tiger Wanghu (1700/1000) _ (2200/1000) in Attack Mode and Equip Bazoo with my Fairy Meteor Crush Spell.Ó Jun announced, before Silvermon’s human partner explained the Effect of her aforementioned Spell Card. ÒNow whenever Bazoo Destroys a Monster in Defense Mode, you take Damage between his Attack and your Monster’s Defense.Ó

ÒBazoo, smash Rampart Blaster! Along with a portion of Davis’ Life Points!Ó Jun exclaimed, in which Bazoo slammed his fists into Elemental HERO Rampart Blaster’s shield, breaking the Monster’s shield, before Davis was dealt 500 Points of Damage as Rampart Blaster was sent to the Graveyard, but Jun wasn’t finished yet, as the maroon haired teen then yelled out. ÒAnd now, King Tiger Wanghu, it’s your turn. Attack Davis directly!Ó

King Tiger Wanghu followed his Summoner’s order, in which the Beast Type Monster lunged forward and slashed downward upon Davis with his razor sharp claws, causing the leader of the younger Digidestined to groan out from Jun’s strike, but that wasn’t going to stop him.

Current Scores:

Jun: 6000

Davis: 2600

ÒI activate Pot of Greed.Ó Davis announced, as he drew two new Cards, making the Card total in his hand up to a total of eight, in which Veemon’s human partner smiled at the two Cards he had just drawn and then called out as he made his move. ÒI Summon Neo-Spacian Glow Moss (300/900) in Attack Mode!Ó

Seeing Davis Summon a Monster with such a low Attack power caused Jun to snicker, before the maroon haired teen questioned in an unimpressed tone. ÒOh, you have got to be kidding, Squirt. What can that pathetic pile of alien slime do?Ó

ÒI’ll show you, Jun, with this.Ó Davis replied as he placed a Spell Card in his Duel Disc and then called out. ÒI activate Fake Hero!Ó  

It was then Elemental HERO Neos appeared beside Neo-Spacian Glow Moss, in which the stage was all ready to go and then Davis called out. ÒNow it’s time for a Contact Fusion! I combine Neo-Spacian Glow Moss with Elemental HERO Neos to form Elemental HERO Glow Neos!Ó (2500/2000)

Jun could only watch as the two monsters leapt into the air, collided in a bright light, and seconds later, Elemental HERO Glow Neos proudly stood where Glow Moss and Elemental HERO Neos once stood, however, Silvermon’s human partner could see that Davis’ Monster was still weaker than her’s and posed no threat, until Davis called out. ÒAnd now I activate Glow Neos’ Effect! Now not only can I Destroy any type of Card on your side of the Field but Glow Neos gains a special ability!Ó

ÒSo by Destroying your Field Spell, Elemental HERO Glow Neos can Attack you Directly!Ó Davis then announced, which shocked Jun, but not as much as when Glow Neos then fired three orbs of energy at Closed Forest, which caused all the decaying wilderness on Jun’s side of the Field to vanish, before Davis’ Monster created a spear of light in his right hand and threw at Silvermon’s human partner, causing her to groan out as she was dealt with 2500 points of direct Damage.

ÒAnd to end my turn, I’ll play three face-downs and my own Field Spell: Neo Space!Ó Davis announced, in which Jun was left speechless as the entire area began to swirl around with various colours, before the Digidestined of Courage and Friendship told his sister. ÒNow thanks to Neo Space, not only does Glow Neos get a 500 Attack Point bonus, but my Field Spell also prevents him from being sent back to my Deck. Your move, Jun.Ó

Current Scores:

Jun: 4500

Davis: 2600

ÒI’ve got to admit, Squirt, that you’ve gotten some good shots in this Duel.Ó Jun stated in an impressed tone, before she exclaimed. ÒBut that’s going to stop! I Sacrifice my current Beast King to Summon an even greater Beast King. Come forth Behemoth the King of All Animals!Ó (2700/1500)

As Behemoth the King of All Animals appeared where King Tiger Wanghu was once standing, Veemon then pointed out in accusation. ÒYou’re cheating! You can’t Summon a Monster that strong with just one Sacrifice!Ó

ÒWrong again, dragon breath. Behemoth the King of All Animals has a very special ability that not only allows me to bring back any Beast from the Graveyard back to my hand, but can also require only one Sacrifice to Summon him, but in exchange my Behemoth King’s Attack is reduced by 700 Points.Ó Jun replied, as her Monster’s Attack was reduced to 2000 and added King Tiger Wanghu back to her hand.

ÒNow, I reveal my face-down: White Veil, which I Equip to my Behemoth King.Ó Jun told Davis as he and Veemon watched as Behemoth the King of All Animals’ fur, muscles and horns turned a sickly white, while his eyes turned a wicked shade of violet, which caused the Digidestined of Miracles to let out a small groan and thought to himself. ‘Great. Because of that cheat Card Hero Counterattack and Neo – Signal are now useless.’

ÒNow Behemoth King, show Davis why you’re known as the King of all Animals. Attack Elemental HERO Glow Neos!Ó Jun exclaimed.

ÒHold on!Ó Veemon called out, before the Rookie level Digimon pointed out in a confused tone. ÒElemental HERO Glow Neos has 3000 Attack Points and your Behemoth only has 2000.Ó

ÒI’m aware of that, Vee moron. But that’s all about to change because I play a Trap Card right from my hand thanks to my Spell Card: Trap Booster!Ó Jun replied, before the maroon haired teen held up her King Tiger Wanghu Card and then stated. ÒNow by discarding one Card to the Graveyard, I can play my Berserking Trap Card right from my hand.Ó

ÒConfused?Ó Jun asked in a mocking tone, before Silvermon’s human partner then explained. ÒWell, allow me to explain, Squirt. So long as I have at least two Beast Type Monsters on my side of the Field, I can halve the Attack of one Beast and give it to the other.Ó

It was then Bazoo the Soul Eater’s Attack was reduced to 1250, while Behemoth the King of All Animals’ Attack rose to 3250, in which Jun then exclaimed. ÒGo, Behemoth the King of All Animals, Attack with Roar of the King!Ó

Behemoth the King of All Animals obeyed Jun’s order, in which the colossal sized Beast let out a fearsome and ground shattering roar, which struck Elemental HERO Glow Neos and caused Davis’ Monster and two face downs to shatter to pieces, before the leader of the younger Digidestined was inflicted with 250 Points of Damage, but the Damage was far from over as Jun then called out. ÒAnd don’t think I’m done yet. It’s your turn Bazoo. Attack directly!Ó

It was then Bazoo jumped at Davis and slammed both of his fists into the Digidestined of Courage and Friendship’s chest, which caused him to cry out as he was knocked down to the ground and struck with 1250 Points of Damage, in which Jun ended her turn and her the Attack of both her Beasts were returned to normal.

Current Scores:

Jun: 4500

Davis: 1900

ÒDavis!Ó Veemon called out in a concerned tone, as his human partner remained on the ground with his eyes closed and a pained expression on his face.

But it was then Veemon’s concern for his friend was interrupted when Jun told him in a cold and harsh tone. ÒDon’t bother with him. It looks like the loser has given up.Ó

However, Jun was proven wrong as Davis slowly got to his feet, looked in her eyes, which were filled with determination, in which the Digidestined of Miracles then told Silvermon’s human partner with the same amount of determination. ÒIn your dreams, Jun. I haven’t given up in the past and I’m not about to start.Ó

It was then Davis drew the top Card from the Deck before the leader of the younger Digidestined called out. ÒI activate the Spell: Fifth Hope. Now I can return five Monsters with HERO in their name from my Graveyard back to my Deck. And I choose Elemental HERO Bubbleman (800/1200), Sparkman, Avian, Bladedge and Necroshade.Ó (1600/1800)

ÒHey! When did you send those Cards to the Graveyard?Ó Jun questioned in a demanding tone, in which Davis smiled and replied. ÒI didn’t. You did.Ó

Hearing Davis’ reply further confused Jun and caused her to then question her brother. ÒWhat are you on about?Ó

ÒWhen you played your Card of Sancity and Card Destruction combo, those five HEROES were sent to the Graveyard. But thanks to my Spell, not only are they returned to my Deck, but I also get to draw two more Cards.Ó Davis replied.

It was then Davis drew the top two Cards from his Deck and smiled as the Digidestined of Miracles now knew he had the hand that would not only defeat Jun’s Behemoth King, but would win him the Duel.

ÒWhat are smiling about, Squirt?Ó Jun questioned in confusion, in which Davis then told his sister. ÒI’m smiling cause I also have a four step plan for crushing your Monster. Only my plan will not only wipe out your Monster but also your remaining Life Points.Ó

ÒYou must be bluffing. You forget that destiny is on my side and therefore I cannot lose.Ó Jun replied.

ÒI’ll show you and prove you and your so-called destiny wrong.Ó Davis said, before the Digidestined of Courage and Friendship announced. ÒStep one: I activate Double Spell! Now by discarding one Spell from my hand to the Graveyard, I can use any of your Spells. So I think I’ll take your Trap Booster.Ó

ÒStep two: I activate Fusion recovery. And with it, I return Polymerization and Elemental HERO Burstinatrix back to my hand.Ó Davis stated, before the leader of the younger Digidestined then announced. ÒBut I’m not done yet. I then use my Polymerization to fuse Burstinatrix and Avian in my hand to Summon Elemental HERO Flame Wingman!Ó

ÒAnd now for step three: Elemental HERO Flame Wingman Attack Behemoth the King of All Animals with Infernal Rage!Ó Davis called out, in which Flame Wingman’s dragon-like arm opened up and unleashed a wave of fire, however, Jun then interrupted in an arrogant tone. ÒNot so fast, Squirt, you’ve forgotten about my Berserking Trap!Ó

It was then Behemoth the King of All Animals’ Attack again rose to 3250 as Elemental HERO Flame Wingman continued his Attack, which caused Jun to smile deviously as Silvermon’s human partner watched as her Behemoth King let out a loud roar, which repelled Flame Wingman’s inferno.

ÒNice try. But your steps to victory have failed you.Ó Jun replied harshly, however, Davis simply smiled and replied. ÒYou may want to do a recount, Jun, because I have only gone through three steps. I now initiate step four: I activate Trap Booster!Ó

ÒAnd with your Trap Booster, I play my Trap: Soul Union!Ó Davis called out, as the Digidestined of Miracles placed the aforementioned Trap card in the first slot of his Spell/Trap Card zone on his Duel Disc and then told Jun. ÒNow thanks to Soul Union, I can add the Attack of any Elemental HERO Monster in my Graveyard to my Flame Wingman, and I choose Elemental HERO Neos!Ó

ÒWhat!?Ó Jun questioned in a shocked tone, as the maroon haired teen watched as Elemental HERO Flame Wingman was encircled in a golden aura as his Attack rose up to 4600, thanks to the 2500 Attack bonus, before Flame Wingman’s fire turned from a standard red to a powerful golden colour that Jun’s Behemoth King was unable to hold back with his roar and was Destroyed, inflicting 1350 Points of Damage to her Life Points.

As Jun’s Life Points lowered from 4500 to 3150, it was then Davis told Jun in a strong and serious tone. ÒI told you my plan would not only wipe out your Monster but also your remaining Life Points, because when Flame Wingman Destroys a Monster, you take Damage equal to the Attack of the Monster I just Destroyed!Ó

ÒThis cannot be! Master Sartorius told me it was my destiny to beat you!Ó Jun called out in disbelief and shock, but was proven wrong when Elemental HERO Flame Wingman appeared in front of her and unleashed a scorching wave of gold coloured conflagration, which caused Silvermon’s human partner to cry out from the Effect of her brother’s Monster as her Life Points were struck with a devastating 3250 Points of Damage.

Ending Scores:

Jun: 0

Davis: 1900

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