At Duel Academy, Zane is lying on his bed staring at the
ceiling. He remembers Crowler calling up a list of the top
ten scorers on the final exam and ranking number one is
Zane. Crowler says that, because of this, Zane has been
chosen for a graduation duel and that he gets to pick his
opponent. Back in his room, Zane stands and walks to the
window. There's only one person he wants to face.
Back at the Slifer Red dorm, Syrus is surprised to see Zane
there. Zane looks around with a smile. In all his years at
Duel Academy, it's the first time he's seen a Slifer Red
dorm room. Zane turns to Jaden and says he wants to see a
good duel from him.
Later, Alexis, Bastion and Chazz is meeting in the school's
forest. The rumor's spread throughout the whole school that
Zane has picked Jaden to duel.
The next day, everyone has gathered in the stadium. Jaden's
friends talk about the duel among themselves, with Bastion
noting that the odds are in Zane's favor, and Chazz still
upset that Jaden was picked over him. Zane and Jaden enter
the arena walking side by side. Syrus notices that there is
something strange about Jaden. The others agree that he
looks strangely serious.
The duel starts. Jaden decides to go second. Zane agrees,
but is surprised. He comes to the conclusion that Jaden's
been studying him. Zane draws, and then plays his new card
Polymerization. He sends three Cyber Dragons from his hand
to his graveyard, and summons Cyber End Dragon. Everyone is
amazed that he was able to summon it on the first turn.
Jaden tells Zane to bring it on. Zane plays Different
Dimension Capsule, searching his deck for one card and
temporarily removing it from the game. In two turns, he can
destroy the Capsule and move the card he searched for to his
hand. Jaden remembers their first duel, Zane used the
Capsule to retrieve Power Bond. He wonders if Zane is using
the same strategy. Jaden decides that the card in the
Capsule must be Power Bond, and the face-down card must be
Jaden draws, then summons Wildman in attack mode. Next, he
plays Wild Half, cutting Cyber End Dragon's attack points to
2000 and creating a Half Token with the same attack
strength. Thus, Cyber End Dragon is split in two with 2000
attack points each. Jaden then equips Cyclone Boomerang to
Wildman, boosting its attack to 2000 and declares an attack
against the real Cyber End Dragon. Zane activates his
face-down card, De-Fusion. Cyber End Dragon vanishes, and
three Cyber Dragons appear. Jaden notes that with 2100 ATK,
they're too strong for Wildman to destroy, but he can still
destroy the Half Token. The boomerang swings back around,
and flies at the Half Token. Both the token and Wildman is
destroyed. Then Jaden activates Cyclone Boomerang's special
effect, when the monster equipped with it is sent to the
graveyard, it destroys all the magic and trap cards on the
field, and deals 500 damage to the enemy for each card
destroyed. The Different Dimension Capsule shatters, and
Zane is reduced to 3500 LP.
Crowler is surprised that Jaden destroyed the Dragon and
inflicted damage to Zane at the same time. Councilor
Sheppard says that Jaden must have
been studying Zane. Jaden
sets one card face-down and ends his turn.
Zane draws. Then he returns the card Different Dimension
Capsule removed from the game to his hand. Jaden is
surprised that it wasn't Power Bond. Zane reveals that the
card was Card from a Different Dimension. If the card is
removed for one turn, it is returned to the player's hand
during the Standby Phase and each player draws 2 cards.
Chazz thinks about Zane's strategy, fusing Cyber End Dragon
wiped out his hand. Using Card from a Different Dimension
was a way to build his hand back up again.
Zane and Jaden both draw two cards. Zane then declares an
attack with a Cyber Dragon. But Jaden activates his trap
card, Draining Shield. The Cyber Dragon's attack is negated,
and Jaden gains life equal to Cyber Dragon's attack points.
Now, his LP is 6100. Zane attacks with the two other Cyber
Dragons, reducing Jaden to 1900 LP. He sets one card, then
ends his turn.
Jaden draws, and then plays The Warrior Returning Alive to
return Wildman to his hand Then, he plays Polymerization to
fuse Wildman and Bladedge into Wildedge who can attack all
the opponent's monsters at once. It destroys all the Cyber
Dragons reducing Zane's LP to 2000.
Zane activates Return Soul. All his monsters that were
destroyed during this turn return to his deck. Seeing Jaden
quiet, Zane asks whether he has finished yet. Jaden then
ends his turn. Syrus is thinking that that's not Jaden at
Zane shuffles his deck. He says that Jaden is a fool and
begins regretting picking Jade as an opponent. Jaden becomes
upset and wonders what Zane is talking about. He says that
this is not the kind of duel people came to see. Jaden
becomes more upset.
Zane draws and plays the magic card Future Fusion, allowing
him to send Fusion Material monsters in his deck to the
graveyard to summon a Fusion monster. Once again, he chooses
his Cyber Dragons to summon Cyber End Dragon. The monster
equipped with Future Fusion can't attack the turn it's
summoned, so Zane ends his turn.
Jaden draws sets all three cards in his hand face down and
ends his turn. Jaden asks Zane what he thinks of him now.
Zane simply says that Jaden still doesn't understand. Zane
draws Power Bond, and he says that this turn will be the
last. He plays De-Fusion, returning Cyber End Dragon to the
Fusion deck, summoning the three Cyber Dragons, and sending
Future Fusion to the graveyard. Next, he plays Power Bond,
fusing the dragons and doubling Cyber End Dragon's attack
power to 8000. Atticus notices that Zane is now very
serious. Zane pities Jaden and the fact that he doesn't seem
to understand what Zane is trying to telling him.
To be continued.....