From: Tenchi Phay [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 6:29 PM
Subject: The Graduation Match Part 2 by PsychoRed
[Writer's note: I'm writing this article without the actual
episode in front of me so everything's off the top of my
head. So any quotes included here are rough guesses.]
The episode opens with the usual recap and then with Zane
standing next to his Cyber End Dragon with 8000 ATK.
Everyone is impressed that Zane managed to summon it again.
Zane declares an attack to which Jaden responds by revealing
his face-down, Soul Union, which activates when an Elemental
Hero is an attack target. It allows the selected target to
increase its ATK by the amount of the ATK of another
Elemental Hero in the player's graveyard. Jaden chooses
Bladedge and thus increases Wildedge's ATK to 5200. Zane
states that it's pointless as his Cyber End Dragon's power
is too great. Jaden realizes that he'll still take 2800
damage. He bonks his head, and says to himself, "Why did I
study so hard today?"
Zane proceeds with Cyber End Dragon's attack as Jaden
refuses to let it end there. Jaden's LP drops to 100 and
everyone is wondering what happened. Jaden smirks and
reveals that he chained Emergency Provisions to Soul Union
just in time to gain 1000 LP, enough to survive the attack.
He then activates his remaining trap card, Hero Signal,
which allows him to summon an Elemental Hero from his deck
when a monster of his is destroyed in battle and sent to the
graveyard. Jaden summons Bubbleman in defense mode, and
draws two cards via Bubbleman's special effect.
Zane then summons Cyber (Wolf?) (Can't remember the card
name sorry.) As part of its effect, he sacrifices it to
reduce all damage done to him by a card effect to 0 for the
turn, basically negating Power Bond's side effects.
Jaden says he's study so much that he forgot to eat. He
calls out for Dorothy to make him some food. Dorothy readily
agrees and her assistants begin making rice balls and
pickles for him to eat. Everyone especially Syrus notices
that Jaden's back to normal. Jaden asks Zane if it's alright
for him to eat and Zane says for him to do as he wishes.
Meanwhile, Crowler is shocked by all this. Sheppard gives
Crowler a short speech and says that Jaden's strength is his
After the meal, Jaden thanks Dorothy and continues the duel.
Jaden draws and plays Pot of Greed to draw two more cards
and sets Avian in defense mode. Next, he plays the magic
card Infiltration Spy (name?). By sending 2 random cards
from his deck to his graveyard, Jaden can randomly select
one magic card from his opponent's graveyard and put it into
his hand. He sends two random cards from his deck to his
graveyard to take one magic card from Zane's graveyard. A
black-suited figure appears on Jaden's side, turns
invisible, and then reappears by Zane, whipping a card from
Zane's graveyard and throwing it to Jaden. Jaden catches it,
and reveals that it's Future Fusion. He plays it, sending
Burstinatrix and Clayman to the graveyard to summon Rampart
Blaster in defense mode He then sets two cards face-down and
ends his turn.
Zane draws and summons Cyber Phoenix which can negate and
destroy a magic or trap card that targets one of his
monsters. Jaden realizes that it means Cyber End Dragon
can't be the target of his face-downs. Zane proceeds to
attack Rampart Blaster with Cyber End Dragon. Jaden
activates De-Fusion but Zane states that he can't defuse his
Cyber End Dragon. Jaden says he's not De-Fusing Cyber End
Dragon but actually Rampart Blaster into Burstinatrix and
Clayman to avoid the attack. which splits into Burst Lady
The ATK of the 4 Elemental Heroes arent anywhere near the
Cyber End Dragon and Zane wonders what the point was
Jaden activates his other face-down, Elemental Burst, which
activates when the player has an Earth, Wind, Water, and
Fire-type monster on the field. By sacrificing all of them,
he can destroy all the opponent's cards on the field.
Zane reveals another effect of the Cyber Phoenix. When it is
destroyed, he can draw a card. Zane then removes one card in
his hand from the game to play the magic card Time Fusion.
By removing a card from his hand, he can Special Summon a
Fusion Monster from his graveyard ignoring any summoning
requirements. The light of Time Fusion shines over the
Jaden draws, then sets the card face down and ends his turn.
Zane draws, then reveals the card he removed from the game
last turn was Card from Another Dimension. He returns it to
his hand, and both players draw two cards. Next, Zane
activates the effect of Time Fusion to summon Cyber End
Dragon. Alexis wonders if he would actually use a combo that
doesn't involve Cyber End Dragon. Bastion points out that
the monster summoned by Time Fusion can't attack the turn
it's summoned. Chazz is frustrated that he has to wait
another turn for Jaden to lose. Zane sets one card face down
and ends his turn.
Crowler is sweating bullets from all the excitement while
Sheppard watches on eagerly. Jaden drawsand plays Fusion
Recovery to return Polymerization and Burstinatrix to his
hand and then summons Burstinatrix. Next, he plays Miracle
Fusion, removing Burstinatrix and Avian from the game to
summon Flame Wingman. And then he plays Polymerization,
fusing Flame Wingman with the Sparkman in his hand to summon
Shining Flare Wingman whose ATK is increased by 300 for each
Elemental Hero in his graveyard.There's 8 Elemental Heroes:
Clayman, Sparkman, Rampart Blaster, Bladedge, Flame Wingman,
Wildman, Bubbleman, and Wildedge. Thus, the ATK of Shining
Flare Wingman becomes 4900.
Jaden declares an attack on Cyber End Dragon. Shining Flare
Wingman destroys it,
reducing Zane's LP to 1100. Jaden then activates Shining
Flare Wingman's effect to do damage to Zane equal to Cyber
End Dragon's ATK. But Zane activates his trap card Damage
Polarizer, which reduces the damage done by a card effect to
0. In addition, both players draw a card. They both draw at
the same time and are surprised at the card, Battle Fusion.
Jaden sets his card face-down, and ends his turn.
Zane draws and plays Power Bond, despite his empty field. He
then plays another magic card Cybernetic Fusion Support. By
paying half his LP when he attempts to Fuse a Machine-type
Monster he can instead remove the Fusion materials in the
graveyard from the game and summon the Fusion monster
normally. He does so and his LP reduces to 550. The three
Cyber Dragons emerge, and merge into Cyber End Dragon with
8000 ATK by the effect of Power Bond. Zane then plays
Limiter Removal and doubles Cyber End Dragon's ATK to 16000.
Chazz states that Jaden's in trouble. Zane declares an
Jaden reveals his face-down, Battle Fusion which allows him
to increase the ATK of his monster by the ATK of the
opponent's monster. Shining Flare Wingman's ATK skyrockets
to 20,900. Sheppard excitedly cheers them on. Cyber End
Dragon dives at Shining Flare Wingman while Shining Flare
Wingman leaps up at Cyber End Dragon. Zane smiles and
activates his own Battle Fusion to increase Cyber End
Dragon's power to 36900. And with this, they both make a
Jaden: I'm going to miss you Zane.
Zane: And I you, Jaden. That's why I'm passing on the torch
Zane: When I'm gone, you'll be the top duelist here. Despite
your grades or your rank, you're still the best, so make me
Jaden: Thanks, Zane. I'll do my best. And I'm going to start
Jaden: You see. I still got one more trick up my sleeve.
And with this Jaden, activates his final face-down, Final
Fusion. Zane is surprised but says that Jaden is clever and
admires the fact that Jaden won't go down easily. Due to
Final Fusion's effect, both players will take damage equal
to the combined ATK of the two battling monsters. Jaden and
Zane smiles as Cyber End Dragon and Shining Flare Wingman
As the smoke clears, Zane has dropped to one knee, while
Jaden is on his back. Both player's LP have dropped to 0 due
to taking over 57000 damage. One by one, the students rise
to their feet. Sheppard is the first to begin applauding,
and everyone joins in.
Zane: Looks like a draw
Jaden: Does that mean we have to duel again?
Zane: Yea. Some day.
Jaden: Good. I could use the break.
Zane: Yea. Me too.
With this, they high-five and collapse on the floor,
laughing. Everyone applauds. Even Chazz looks impressed.
The End (until next season)