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     Yugioh EQG 
  • Flash's first Pendulum Summon. He's caught in a lock by Garble that stops him from attacking and down to his last 100 life points, then his blank cards suddenly gain images and he performs his Pendulum Summon that breaks Garble's lock and he finishes him with three monsters.
    • Garble acts like a Sore Loser and tries to attack Flash after his loss, but Flash notices him and flings him over his head, sending him flying several feet. Then he shows that he also took back Spike's deck from Garble while he did this.
  • Flash figures out Trixie has been cheating against every opponent she has faced, hacking into their duel disks to look at their decks and make a deck to perfectly counter them. He evens the odds for Twilight by sneaking two of his Pendulum cards into her deck, and these cards are exactly what she needed to win.
  • The Duel-Bot in the museum. It is said that nobody has beaten it passed level 6, and it can One Turn Kill an opponent even at level 1. Flash gets a moment of his own when he faces it at level 10 to save Twilight and wins!
  • Cold Steel during his second duel with Flash, reveals he can perform Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz summon. Then in his last turn he reveals he can also Pendulum summon with his own Pendulum cards. He is the first person to defeat Flash on-screen.
  • Flash gets a moment during each round of The Shooting Star Micro Tournament:
    • At the start of his duel with Gizmo he has a bad hand and needs to use his ace, Flash Heart Dragon, to set the pendulum scale, but is still able to get it on the field using its pendulum ability and save himself from a direct attack. Then at the end of the duel he gets an Action Card that lets him win by jumping into a collapsing building! Activating the card not only saves him, but lets him reset his pendulum scale and summon every monster he needs to win.
    • In round two he is forced to fight Flash Heart Dragon when Lyra takes control of it. He saves himself from defeat by summoning Magna Fighter Crossbolt during Lyra's battle phase and activating its effect next turn to destroy one random card in Lyra's spell/trap zone. Since there was only one card there it was the only target and it was the one controlling Flash Heart. Once Flash Heart is back on his side Flash rides on his back as it goes to deal the finishing blow to Lyra.
    • The semi-final round against Tidal Wave has Flash trapped in a loop that clears his field and deals him damage for every card that he had out and is unable to attack due to traps set. Flash manages to awaken a new pendulum card, which lets him fusion summon a brand new monster, which has the effects he needs to break the loop and deal enough damage to win on that turn.
    • Flash faces Spike in the finals, who has modified his deck specifically to deal with Pendulum summoning. Spike's ace Dragonic Blazemaster has the ability to attack all his monsters in one turn, his new fusion monster has already been destroyed, and his ace is removed from play. Flash manages to awaken his second fusion monster, and use manages to use his first fusion monster as a substitute for Flash Heart as a material, and it turns out to be a sword wielding dragon just like Spike's. Since both monsters are evenly matched, both duelists race for an Action Card. Spike gets one to power up his monster by 500 points and the dragons clash swords, except Dragonic Blazemaster's sword quickly cracks and shatters. Flash's card reversed the effects of the first Action Card, making it Dragonic Blazemaster weaker instead of stronger.
  • In Twilight's first duel in the Celestic Cup she faces Derpy Muffins. Instead of an easy win, the clumsy girl gives her a very hard time. If it weren't for a small misplay, summoning a monster after her battle phase instead of before it, she would have actually beaten Twilight.
  • Flash and Timber face each other in a duel shortly after meeting. During the duel, Timber states his preference for strong monsters and mocks Flash's weak monsters, like his Shine Crest Magna Wolf. At the end of the duel, Flash beats Timber using his monsters abilities to return nine cards to Timber's deck at once, and increase Shine Crest Magna Wolf's ATK to 4600! Flash's "underdog" wolf managed to tear apart Timber's "alpha" Dark Timber Wolf like it was a toothpick.
  • Flash and Twilight participate in a team turbo duel against a pair called The Masked Riders. In the duel the boys are in charge of their cards during their own turns, but during the opponent's turns the girls are in control, relying on teamwork and understanding to make the best decisions. Part way through the duel, Flash and Twilight find out The Masked Riders are really Shining Armor and Cadance. Despite knowing this they decide to continue, and once backed into a corner, managed to Synchro summon a brand new card, an evolved version of Flash Heart Dragon called Flash Dragon Accel. After Accel attacks, its ability lets it sacrifice itself to summon to original Flash Heart Dragon with its effect negated, which allows it to attack directly for the win.
  • The survival duel that is held halfway through the first round of the Celestic Cup has 100 duelists in a free for all Battle Royale, where duelists don't get life points back once the duel ends.
  • Cold Steel takes on Garble and his two goons in a three-on-one action duel and beats them all without losing a single life point.
  • Rainbow Dash and Gilda face Guto, the leader of a Duel Gang, in a two-on-one duel and are just barely able to keep up with him in the beginning. Then Guto summons his ace, Fiend of the Dark Abyss, Arimaspi. With an ATK of 5000 it seems like there is no stopping it, until Rainbow pulls a move that's a combination of two awesome moments from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Playing Armored Xyz that Gilda gave her to equip one of her Xyz monsters to Gilda's and then use it to Chaos Xyz Summon Rainbow Assault Wing Platinum and use its effect to weaken Arimaspi's ATK from 5000 to just 100!
  • Twilight has a rematch with Sunset, and Sunset backs her into a corner with her Synchro Monster, Solar Phoenix Rebirth. Twilight Synchro summons Imperial Magician of Twilight, an improved version of her own ace, and uses its special ability to reduce Solar Phoenix Rebirth's ATK to zero while increasing Imperial Magician of Twilight's attack to 6500. The author even describes Imperial Magician of Twilight as being Twilight's answer to Majestic Star Dragon.
  • Flash faces Cold Steel on the last day of the first round, and unlike their first two duels he is finally able to hold his own against him. He narrowly avoids defeat even when Cold brings out his ace Frozen Heart Dragon and wins the duel by using Reverse Polarity to swap the ATK of Flash Heart and Frozen Heart and increase Flash Heart's attack even more with Lightspeed, destroying Frozen Heart with one punch to the chest.

     Yugioh EQG: Shadow Gates 
  • A villainous example for the mysterious Shadow. At the party before the finals begin, he says he got a late start to the first round, only beginning during its last week and still managing to come in first place with 10,000 points! To put that in perspective, Flash dueled the entire month, even working his way back up from the start halfway though, and only got 9,500 points.
  • The first match of the finals is Shining Spoon facing his idol Flash. Spoon actually does a good job against Flash due to knowing all about his deck and styles. Flash struggles against the first Xyz Monster, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, and later its evolved form Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon. Flash manages to win by fusion summoning Spectral Nova Dragon with a monster that Spoon had never seen before.
  • Maud and Big Mac show that even though they are normally quiet individuals, they can become loud and serious when they duel. They both win their matches in the first round against Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich respectively.
  • Twilight winning her first match in the finals against Comet Tail, who was constantly making sexist comments and bragging about how only strong monsters are the ones who win duels.
  • The villains show to be no slouches in the tournament either when Adagio and Shadow defeat Rarity and Rainbow Dash in their first round matches.
    • Adagio shows a her new ace, Dark Siren, capable of absorbing an opponent's monster and adding its ATK to its own.
    • Shadow's deck, Shadow-Mechs, are based on the Transformers, and uses Shadow-Mech Xyz Bot, a powerful Xyz monster that can reduce another Xyz monsters attack to zero when attacking it. Also it is revealed that Shadow is an Evil Doppelgänger of Flash, looking almost exactly like him.
  • Applejack revealing a new Xyz monster, Orchid Sheriff, with a rank up card and winning her second round match. Especially after Chrysalis comments that Applejack's deck needs more power.
  • Flash and Maud's duel has several awesome moments:
    • Maud uses a trap, Dragged Down, sacrificing her strongest monster, Tectonic Colossal, to send Flash Heart Dragon to Flash's graveyard. She cut Flash off from his ace since he couldn't re summon Flash Heart like he could in other duels, and that also means he couldn't summon most of his extra deck monsters.
    • Despite the major setback, Flash was still able to gain a big lead against Maud by attacking her directly and lowering her to less than 1000 life points.
    • Despite sacrificing her strongest monster, Maud says she has a monster with practically limitless potential. She summons Muka Muka, a card that starts out weak with only 600 ATK but gains 300 for every card in her hand. Once she plays the spell Infinite Cards she insures its ATK will keep growing.
    • Flash manages to awaken his first Xyz monster, Destiny Bound Dragon, who turns out to be a friend of Flash Heart Dragon. When Destiny Bound Dragon attacks a monster whose ATK is higher than its original, it gains the same amount to its own ATK, raising it all the way to 4800, higher than Muka Muka and earning Flash the win!
    • After the duel, Maud mentions that her youngest sister Marble Pie is actually the best duelist in the family, and says that she's skilled enough to beat all three of her sisters in a three on one duel.
  • Time Turner's duel with Shadow has him summon his fusion monster Chronodragon, Gear Chronicle, whose special ability raises its ATK to 7000. Unfortunately, Shadow survives with an Action Card, and beats Time with his Shadow-Mech Fusion Bot to reduce Chronodragon's ATK all the way to 0 and win, showing that these monsters can even decrease an ATK to zero even if it's been increased by effects prior. Before losing, Time says that the rest is up to Flash.
  • Octavia nearly defeats Twilight without ever attacking her. Vinyl says Octavia is a Lover, Not a Fighter, so her entire dueling style involving forcing her opponent to discard their deck until they lose by Deck Out. In fact the only life points Twilight loses in the whole match are the ones she herself gives up for a card effect. Twilight is reduced to just one card, but that's all she needs to Synchro Summon her new monster, Twilight Alicorn. Twilight Alicorn's effect depends on the number of spell cards Twilight banishes from her graveyard, and she had plenty to chose from thanks to Octavia. Twilight changes Octavia's only monster to ATK mode, halves its ATK and raises Alicorn's ATK enough to wipe Octavia out with just one attack.
  • Twilight duels Shining Armor when he wants for her to forfeit the next round, afraid she'll get hurt against Adagio or Shadow. During the duel Twilight calls him out on his overprotectiveness, saying she can look after herself and if she forfeits like he wants her to it would go against everything he and Cadance taught her. Then she beats Shining Armor's improved ace monster with her Twilight Alicorn, winning the duel.
  • Applejack and Big Mac duel in the first quarter-final match, and Applejack finally beats her brother for the first time.
  • Flash is scheduled to face Cloak N Dagger in the second quarter-final match, but things take an unexpected turn when Garble and his goons steal Cloak's cards and force Flash to face all three of them instead. The three gain a major advantage by playing the same cards that prevent Flash from attacking, while his life points are slowly chipped away, apparently due to rigging their duel disks to shuffle their decks to get the exact cards they need. When Flash only has 100 life points remaining, he angrily forces a connection with his last Xyz card, Chaos Command Dragon, and ends up with a Super-Powered Evil Side. Chaos Command Dragon uses its ability to clear the field of all the opposing monsters and gets to attack once for each monster, a total of 10 attacks, but Flash speeds it up by attacking them all at once. It is completely brutal and scary, but Garble and his goons totally had it coming.
    • Adagio and Shadow report this new development, and even Adagio is scared a monster like that might be too much for them to handle.
  • Cold takes Flash to an underground area to test his ability when he's angry and try to control it. Flash's evil side takes control again and it explains how it came to be, formed from the anger between Flash and Chaos Command Dragon, making him a spirit of anger. Cold however defeats Chaos Command Dragon with a new card, the Ritual monster Eternal Ice Dragon.
  • Micro Chips might lose to Shadow, but he manages to do a good job against him, with Shadow only surviving thanks to an Action Card, and forces him to use his last shadow-bot, Shadow-Mech Synchro Bot, to beat him.
  • Adagio has Twilight trapped in a combo with her Dark Siren and Dark Door, meaning she can only attack with one monster each turn and block that attack with Dark Siren's ability. Twilight manages to Acceel Synchro Summon with the cards Shining Armor gave her and summon Celestial Body Magician. Her ability lets Twilight check the top five cards of her deck and attack once for each spell book card she gets. Adagio uses a trap that will negate up to three attacks she makes, meaning she can block four attacks that turn, but Twilight one ups her by drawing five spell books, meaning she can attack five times with the same monster, bypassing all the locks Adagio set up, destroying her ace and winning the duel.
  • Flash manages to control Chaos Command Dragon after apologizing to it, and uses it to great effect in his duel with Applejack. Applejack uses a trap to weaken his dragon and stop it from attacking, but Flash uses an Action Card to switch the effect to her own monster, Orchid Sheriff. This weakens it enough for Flash to finish off AJ by having his dragon attack her Sheriff four times.
  • Twilight manages to take the lead in her duel against Shadow, destroying all of his Shadow-Mechs one by one. Unfortunately Shadow survives her last attack and reveals a brand new monster. A Ritual Pendulum monster that can only be summoned when all three of his Shadow-Mechs are in the graveyard. This new monster, Shadow-Mech Annihilator has 5000 ATK, and is basically a duel monster version of [[Franchise/Transformers Unicron]]. Shadow doubles its ATK to 10,000 with Limiter Removal, and uses its ability to stop Twilight's Synchro monster's ability, sending a monster of the same type from the extra deck to the graveyard, and Annihilator wipes out Twilight with just its finger.
  • Flash and Shadow finally face off in the finals. with both giving everything they've got. Halfway through Shadow's true origins are revealed: he's really a robot, a duel-bot created by Sombra that gained sentience years ago and who dreams of being a real human. Shadow corners Flash with Annihilator and it seems like there's no hope for Flash, until Twilight arrives to give him a Rousing Speech, with the whole stadium joining in. Flash is able to create a brand new card, Spiral-Vector Dragon, who's special ability lets Flash reveal a number of cards off the top of his deck, equal to the Pendulum Scale of the monster that he used to fusion summon him and for each one that's a Pendulum monster, Annihilator loses 500 ATK. Shadow tries to negate this ability but can't because Spiral-Vector Dragon is a Pendulum Fusion monster, he needs to discard a fusion and pendulum monster to negate its ability, but has used up his pendulum monsters from the Extra Deck. In order for Flash to win, all 8 of the cards he reveals needs to be Pendulum monsters, and he actually pulls it off! Spiral-Vector Dragon blasts a whole clean through Annihilator's head, which also strikes Shadow, winning Flash the duel and the championship.
  • After spending so much time being Demoted to Extra, Celestia and Luna finally get a chance to shine by beating the brainwashed Aria and Sonata in a tag duel.
  • Spike saves Thorax by beating him in a duel, and using an improved version of his ace monster, Dragonic Blazemaster Assault Mode.
  • While investigating Sombra's lab, the group stumbles on an army of Shadow duplicates, which Cold believes were backup bodies for the original. The army comes to life and attacks the group all at once forcing them to go into a free-for-all, blasting them away with their best monsters.
  • While Sombra is telling Cold and Flash his background story, Flash interrupts him partway through and basically calls him out on his motivation behind his whole Evil Plan being he was angry that Misty Vail married Trail Blazer instead of him.
    Flash: You've gotta be kidding me! That's the stupidest reason to turn evil ever!
  • Sombra tricks Flash into falling into his trap, and straps him into a machine that drains him of his Ener-D and summons one of the last two cards he needs for his deck. The strain was too much on his own body already so he used Flash's link to the Spirit World instead.
    • By the end of the chapter Sombra has all but one card for his deck, and the gathered cards restore Sombra's youth and grant him a metal suit of armor and a red cape. He sets the lab to blow to leave no evidence while he and his followers escape. Though everyone gets out alive, Flash is rendered comatose from the experience.
  • Fluttershy knocking some sense into Rainbow and beating her in a duel when she sees she hasn't been herself ever since the assault on Sombra's lab.
  • Pretty much the entire four on one duel between Doom Raizer, the Crusaders and Sunset:
    • Doom Raizer traps Sunset's Solar Phoenix Rebirth and uses it to power up his Theta Thinker each turn.
    • The Crusaders manage to save Phoenix and Sunset turns their two remaining monsters into level one tuners, so she can double tune them with her Phoenix, creating Solar Monarch - Friendship Phoenix.
    • The new Phoenix has the ability to instantly raise Sunset's life points back to a full 4000, and the ability extends to the Crusaders too. When it attacks its other ability lets any duelist give up life points to increase its ATK, Sunset and the Crusaders each give up all but 100 points each, raising its ATK to 19,100!
    • Doom Raizer may have lost, but he still success in getting the Ener-D Sombra needs, and manages to send it to Sombra before he can be stopped. But its a Pyrrhic Victory because his duel spirit collection break free thanks to their containers being weakened by the duel, and they are pissed at their former captor.
  • A flashback shows that when Flash and Scootaloo's parents first arrived in the duel monster spirit world they were attacked by Black Tyrano but Flash Heart Dragon saved them, sending Black Tyrano flying with one punch, and he held it off while Vail Pixie and the other monsters in Flash's deck kept them safe.
  • Flash duels his father, Trail Blazer, to prove he's ready to stop Sombra. Trail Blazer's deck is revealed to be the Blazing Soul deck that Cold used against Flash in their very first duel.
    • While Flash might have struggled against the deck when he was a novice, he is now able to go toe to toe with it, defeating Blazing Soul Dragon, Purgatory Dragon, the card that beat him last time, and Trail's true ace, Blazing Soul Dragon Trail Blazer Dragon.
  • Sombra shows Flash a flashback of when Flash's monsters beat the Doom-Vaders. Destiny Bond Dragon and Chaos Command Dragon are shown being injured during the battle, and escaped to rest and regain their strength, explaining why they were in stone when Flash found them. At the end of the battle Vail Pixie opens a breach to seal the Doom-Vaders away and Flash Heart managed to push Tyrant Reaper Dragon through by evolving into his Accel form snd blasting him through.
    • After all this, Sombra explains how he and the Doom-Vaders are Lawful Evil and wish to turn both worlds into a perfect world by conquering them and ruling them so there can be no war or pain and suffering. Flash still refuses to join him, stating that even if the world isn't perfect they need to learn from their mistakes, and wiping the slate clean would just be another mistake. Flash firmly claims he'll never join Sombra's cause and that he'll stop him.
    • This shows great Character Development for Flash. In the previous story he mentions how he wishes he could fix his mistakes so they never happened back when he dueled Time Turner and had to learn that the past makes you who you are today. Here, he now embraces that, knowing that even if the world isn't perfect they can still improve on their mistakes and learn from it.
  • Thorax’s Changeling Drone evolves into Changeling King, and he changes with it. Thorax has Changeling King copy Changeling Queen to gain its original ATK and ability, and since Changeling Queen has the same ability, he uses it again to gain Dragonic Blazemaster Assault Mode’s ATK too.
  • Rainbow realizes she can’t beat Lightning Dust’s monsters with raw power, so she wins by using the classic trap Mirror Force, causing Lightning’s monster to destroy itself.
  • Applejack uses a Rank-Down spell to de-evolve her Xyz monster in her tag match with Big Mac against the Flim-Flam brothers. Her new monster, Seed Shooter, can banish any monster in the graveyard that's a certain level Applejack picks, and she picks level one. This removes all the level one monsters the Flim-Flams have in their grave and lowers Exodius, the Ultimate Forbidden Lord's ATK to 0 while raising Seed Shooter's to 4000.
  • The brainwashed Adagio uses a Rebirth Ritual card to evolve her Dark Siren into Ultimate Dark Siren, which has the ability to permanently increase its own ATK by destroying Adagio's own monsters.
    • During the duel, Twilight's will to not give up causes a new card to be formed, using Flash as a conduit. The new monster, Perfect Harmony Alicorn. This new monster gains half of Twilight Sorcerer's ATK since it was used as a tribute to summon it, and it gains another 1000 for every spellcaster on the field, and since there were four spellcaster tokens its total ATK was raised to 8550.
  • During Flash's duel with Sombra, Sombra brags about how the whole world will see Flash lose and explains how the duel is being brodcast around the world. Flash then is able to pass instructions to his friends and the world on how to slow the Shadow Gate from opening, using Sombra's own broadcast against him.
    • Flash tells everyone to use the energy from the Shadow Gate to destroy the Crystal roots and stop it from opening, and everyone is able to summon their ace monster to destroy the roots. People all around the world helping against Sombra. We even see Flash's friends and duelists from the Celestic Cup all using their aces to destroy the roots.
  • Flash is able to create another new card during his duel against Sombra, similar to when he did it against Shadow, only this time using the Ener-D from duelists all over the world. His new monster, Flash Dragon Magna Harmony, gains the abilities of Chaos Command Dragon and Accel Dragon, clearing Sombra's field and setting it up for Flash Heart to destroy Sombra's ace and win Flash the duel.
  • The Doom-Vaders try to punish Sombra for failing to keep his part of the deal by pulling him and Flash into their world, and try to force the Shadow Gate open themselves, which would cause all three world to be destroyed. Flash tries to save Sombra, and when he starts being pulled in himself all his monsters in his deck arrive to save them. It all ends with his extra deck monsters pushing them back into their world, and Flash Heart Dragon punching Tyrant Reaper through the gate.
  • Flash has mastered his connection enough that he can now change some of his cards by opening his connection to them, making them stronger the same way their duel spirits have grown stronger.
  • The group celebrates with a battle-royal duel in Freeze Stadium, during which Rainbow, Twilight and Flash all get to show off new cards.
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     Yugioh EQG: XX 
  • Tempest's introduction to the series. Her Dominators show their ability to "dominate" any monster weaker than them and gain more abilities and power the more dominated monsters there are on the field. She stays one step ahead of Flash during their entire duel and actually manages to beat him. Flash gets a small moment himself when this defeat actually motivates him and gets him excited about dueling again, now that there is finally a challenge to it again, and plans to enter the Double X after Tempest tells him about it to improve himself and have a rematch with her.
  • The ending to Spike and Sunburst's duel, with Sunburst using his Sunburst Knight to defeat Spike's Blazemaster, in a classic knight vs dragon scenario.
  • Flash and Rainbow's teams meeting up together, along with the Crusaders, Pinkie, Applejack, and Rarity, so they can all do some training to prepare for the Double X. Though the best duel of them all was definitely Flash and Rainbow's duel, which drew the attention of everyone else there. Rainbow and Flash both get to use their new cards to their fullest extent, counter each other's moves and pushing each other to their limits. The last turn seen has Flash rank up his Chaos Command Dragon into Chaos Command Revolution and use his ability to clear Rainbow's field and nearly finish her with a direct attack, only for Rainbow to stop the attack using the effect of her Tornado Tortoise in the grave. Though the final result is not seen it is later said that the two of them dueled a total of six times, both getting three wins each.
  • Also doubling as a heartwarming moment, Twilight manages to begin to move on from Moondancer's death and uses the card that Moondancer gave her that was meant to be a symbol of their friendship to defeat Tidal in a duel.
  • Sunburst starts his duel with Garble with a forced handicap of only 2000 life points. This quickly becomes insignificant when Sunburst uses his Draining Shield trap card to restore his life points to 4000 at the start of the duel.
  • Credit where credit is due, Garble might be a petty bully that blames others for what happens to him due to his own actions, but it was still clever that he actually thought ahead for once and put a special card specifically designed to work against Pendulum cards into his deck, even though he was planning to just jump Flash and steal his deck in the first place.
  • Sunburst manages to defeat Garble's new monster, Hellfire Apocalypse Dragon, by using Rebirth Ritual on his Sunburst Magician, chasing it into Sunburst Archmage and using its new ability to sacrifice one monster on its field and lower Hellfire Apocalypse Dragon's ATK to 1200 while increasing its own to 4900, wiping it and Garble out.
  • Flash shows how much stronger his powers have become over the last year. When Garble attacks Sunburst for beating him and tries to destroy his deck and Flash's, Flash uses his powers to temporarily make Sunburst Archmage real and have it set Garble and his goons on fire. Though Sunburst didn't see any of this since his glasses were knocked off, so Flash wouldn't need to explain anything to him.
  • The final match between Team V-Fighters and Team Crusaders in the Micro Tournament. Each duel has its own moments.
    • Apple Bloom manages to fill her entire field with monsters and uses their abilities to raise all their ATK to 6000! Though Spike doesn't go down easy, using his trap, Roar of the Mighty Dragon, to cancel out four of her attacks and only losing due to an unlucky draw on the final attack. Had he managed to survive the final attack he most likely would have won on his next turn.
    • Sunburst shows up Just in Time to save his team from disqualification, having been so late due to staying up all night working on his deck and oversleeping. His new confidence is immediately made clear when he doesn't take forever thinking over his options on his opening move and quickly pushes Sweetie Belle into a corner, managing to use DNA Transplant to change all Sweetie's monsters to fire monsters to increase his own monster's effects and using Spirit Barrier to protect himself from taking battle damage, so only direct attacks and effect damage work on him. Finally, he uses Ritual Rebirth to change his Sunburst Knight into Sunburst Paladin, using its effect to negate Sweetie's final trap and it also gains 300 ATK for every fire monster on the field or in their graveyards, and thanks to DNA Transplant every monster was a fire one plus the ten Sunburst had in his grave, raising its ATK to 9000! Sunburst wipes out Sweetie's Mozarta and ends the duel with a whopping 2100 life points remaining.
    • The final duel between Flash and Scootaloo. Scootaloo shows just how far she has come revealing a new XYZ monster and managing to take an early lead. Flash is forced to use his best card, Flash Heart Magna Harmony, but not even that can finish Scootaloo off. Though Flash manages to save himself from a direct attack that would have won Scootaloo the duel, and on his next turn summons Chaos Command Revolution to completely clear Scootaloo's field of her monsters and her Mirror Force trap card she had set, leaving her defenseless. When Flash hesitates attacking for a second, since it would make him directly responsible for his sister and her friends being unable to compete in the tournament, Scootaloo notices and decides to be a Graceful Loser and goad Flash into attacking her. Flash thanks her by giving her the honor of being finished off with his ace monster, Flash Heart Dragon X.
  • Pinkie and Flash have their first duel together since the first story. Pinkie shows just how much she has improved since then by using seven monsters to summon her Balloonimal Chimera, increasing its ATK to 5600 and declaring seven attacks on Flash, with him only surviving thanks to an Action Card. Flash is forced to use his strongest Fusion monster, Spiral Vector Dragon, to defeat Chimera and win.
  • Team Dominator quickly establish themselves as The Dreaded in the tournament. Not only do they go completely undefeated in the first round, they are the only team to get enough points to make it through to round two on the first day of the competition. Tempest Shadow herself manages to defeat several skilled duelists, including Vinyl Scratch, Octavia, Twilight, Big Mac, and Rainbow Dash.
  • After Sunburst ends up in the Graveyard after losing to Maud, Spike immediately ends up running into Twilight, forcing the two of them to duel. The two siblings each take the lead several times and pull out some of their strongest monsters, until Spike finally performs a double tuning with his ace monster Dragonic Blazemaster, revealing an even stronger form, Dragonic Blazemaster Inferno Legend. Its special ability not only increases it ATK to 5900, but also doubles its already huge size, causing several duelists in the Meadow Field to momentarily pause their duels to stare up at the giant monster. Plus, one other ability it gains is with the original Blazemaster in Spike's graveyard all of Twilight's monsters have their effects negated during Spike's turn, with the only trade-off being Inferno Legend needs to attack the strongest monster on Twilight's side. Twilight barley survives the attack with an Action Card, but it doesn't matter since after Inferno Legend destroys a monster, Spike can banish a Tuner from his graveyard to let Inferno Legend attack again, securing him the win! This not only saves Sunburst from the Graveyard, it is also the first time Spike has beaten his sister in a duel. The chapter this happens in is even appropriately titled Sibling Supreme.
  • Sunset duels Adagio in the Volcano Field, and begins to feel the pressure when Fluttershy ends up in the Graveyard after losing to Trixie, meaning if she loses then the entire team is disqualified. Refusing to let her team, or her friends down, Sunset presses on and reveals another new card in her deck, sacrificing her Solar Flare Phoenix and a level one Fire monster to summon Solar Phoenix Blaze Incarnate. Flash, watching from a distance away, notes that Sunset is still copying him, but it makes sense that she would have her own version of his best card. The card allows Sunset to turn the tables and win the duel, saving Twilight and Fluttershy from the Graveyard.
  • Sonata might be the dizziest of her sisters, but she proves she can still be a dangerous duelist when she manages to beat Flash in a duel.
  • Cold confronts Tempest when she sneaks back into the duel field during a blackout (that her team caused) and the two duel. It seemed like it could have gone either way, but they call it off when the power is restored before a winner is decided.
  • Fluttershy duels against Aria, and is at a massive disadvantage due to being low on life points and Aria having two monsters out and the trap Gravity Bind. Fluttershy manages to get around all this by using her Synchro monster, Sacred Guardian Deity Kindness Dragonia. Its ability lets Fluttershy sacrifice it to summon as many level one monsters as possible. She summons Kuriboh, Winged Kuriboh, a pair of Kuribon, and Synkuriboh, and each of them have their ATK doubled and can attack directly, letting Fluttershy wipe out Aria's life points.
  • During Twilight's duel with Trixie, both of them show how much they have improved by breaking out their new cards and countering each other at every turn. Ultimately, Twilight summons a new Synchro monster, Alicorn Princess Twilight Ascension and uses its ability to refill her hand with spellbook cards to turn the duel in her favor. At the end of her turn Twilight Ascension's last ability activates, letting Twilight destroy one monster on her opponent's field with ATK points equal to or lower then the number of banished Spellbooks times five hundred and deal damage to her opponent equal to the destroyed monster's Level times 300, winning her the duel, while simultaneously advancing her team to the next round and eliminating Trixie's team.
  • With only one spot left for a team to move to the second round, Flash runs into Marble Pie (who has been possessed by the duel spirit Gaia-Maiden, Lady Marble), and both of their teams have enough points for whoever wins to advance to the next round. Their duel being called "the climax" of the first round and all other duels taking place are called off, with the duelists leaving the field to watch who wins. Flash is backed into a corner for most of the duel with "Marble" taking up most of his field with Blockade Tokens, monsters that take up three spaces on his field that can't be tributed or used as material for Fusion, Ritual, Synchro or Xyz Summons, and they damage him when they are destroyed, and "Marble's" herself is protected with Gaia-Maiden, Lady Marble on her field. Despite being unable to use the monsters in his Extra Deck and his life points continuously dropping, Flash persists and manages to use his best monster, Flash Dragon Magna Harmony, to turn things around by using its ability to gain the abilities of Flash Dragon Accel and Space-Warp Dragon. The final attack is Flash Heart Dragon X, powered up by Lightspeed, to destroy Lady Marble, allowing Team V-Fighters to move to the next round.
    • During the duel, Flash realizes there is something wrong with Marble, and that something has happened to her to change her. He declares he is going to the one he is dueling that he will make her pay for what she did to Marble and for taking her away from the game she loves, culminating in his final cry as the final attack is launched and Flash Heart Dragon X destroys Lady Marble.
      Flash: You leave our game alone, do you HEAR ME!
  • In "A Mother's Love" we finally get to see Misty Vail, Flash's mother, duel. Her deck is filled with fairies and angels that have special effects, and one of the biggest reveals is that she also has a card for Sombra's duel spirit, showing that he indeed became a duel spirit when he crossed over and confirming his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Cold and Flash have another duel, for Cold to see if Flash is up to the task of dealing with the Dominators. When it seems like Cold has Flash cornered in an unwinnable situation, with his Infinite Freeze Dragon on the field and a trap that will activate if Flash destroys his dragon and deal damage to Flash. Flash manages to Ritual Summon the card his mother gave to him, Quantum Nexis Dragon, catching Cold completely off-guard since he wasn't aware Flash had it. It has the same ATK as Infinite Freeze Dragon, but its ability prevents it or the monster it attacks from being destroyed, meaning Cold's trap can't activate. Quantum Nexis Dragon's other effect places a counter on Infinite Freeze Dragon, since it battled it, and at the end of Flash's turn he removes the top 10 cards of his deck from play, and for every monster that is among them one turn is skipped over and they go straight to the battle phase of the next turn, and for every turn skipped Infinite Freeze Dragon loses 500 ATK. Flash draws 5 monsters, skipping right back to his battle phase and weakening Infinite Freeze Dragon to only 1500 ATK, allowing Quantum Nexus Dragon to finish it off and win Flash the duel.
  • The first several chapters for the second round of the Double X are basically one giant moment for Team Dominator, continuing to establish them as a serious threat to everyone, even the main characters:
    • Shortly after beginning the second round, Heath easily defeats Silver Spoon with a trap, Tempest defeats one duelist off-screen so easily it leaves her opponent in shock, and to top it all off Starlight defeats Spike without even needing to summon her strongest monster.
    • In the following chapter Heath duels Twilight. Despite Twilight nearly winning and managing to freak Heath out, Heath's monsters draw power from the trap cards he has in his graveyard, specifically his Searing Flame Dragon, Afterburner, which he claims holds the power of one of the Sacred Beasts. Afterburner's ATK rises all the way to 8000 and is immune to Twilight's traps, wiping her out and putting her team one defeat away from elimination.
    • The next chapter, happening at the same time as the previous, begins showing Tempest defeating Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy nearly one after the other. When Tempest begins talking down to Fluttershy for her weakness, Sunset steps up to defends her friend by dueling Tempest herself, and manages to back her into a corner with her best card. But, Tempest quickly makes a comeback by equipping Scarvolt with the Staff of Sacanas, using it to steal Spear Dominator's ability of halving its own ATK to allow it to attack directly and give it to Scarvolt, letting Tempest finish off Sunset and eliminating Team Tidal Maidens.
  • After several back to back chapters of Team Dominators winning, Flash finally steps up. He confronts Heath towards the end of the second round's first day, ready to get payback for what he did to Twilight. During the duel, he discovers that the monster that has Dominated Heath is Flaming Emperor, Hellfire, and reveals he knows who he and his teammates really are during their duel. Despite Hellfire's monsters getting stronger and stronger the more traps he puts in the graveyard, Flash manages to just barely survive thanks to his own Trap Monster, proudly declaring that he has no intention of dying soon. Flash turns it all around with his newest Fusion Monster Spectral Freeze Dragon. First, it gains 600 ATK since a Level 6 spell caster was used to summon it, then Flash banishes the top three cards from his deck, and for the rest of the turn, the effects of all his opponent's cards that are the same as the banished cards are negated. Flash draws a spell, a monster, and a trap, meaning Hellfire can't use Action Spells, Afterburner loses all its ATK since its effects are negated, and Hellfire can't activate the trap he set on the field, basically meaning he couldn't do a single thing to stop Flash's attack. Flash not only completely wipes out his life points and wins the duel, he brings an end to Team Dominator's winning streak, which had lasted since the very beginning of the tournament.
    • Also worth noting his Hellfire's complete breakdown as it dawns on him he is about to lose, as he has a flashback to several painful memories of loss and death from his past. After spending so long looking down on humans and taunting his opponents by saying how he will kill them during their duels, he is finally on the receiving end of his own treatment, and lets his true cowardliness show.
      Hellfire: How...can I be losing? (staggers backwards) I don't want this. I... don't want this. (as the final attack connects) I DON'T WANNA DIE!
  • One for Starlight, as in the real Starlight. The spirit that has Dominated her is not at full strength because it can't use its own card. The reason for this is because Starlight cares too much about her own deck, and even while being possessed and held hostage in her own body, she still has enough influence to stop the spirit from getting rid of her deck.
  • The Reveal on which spirit has possessed Tempest. It is Storm King Dominator, which is revealed when Flash duels Tempest again, after the Double X is over for the day. The moment Storm King is summoned though, its effect "dominates" all of Flash's monster's, turning them to stone, only to use its other ability to steal Puppeteer Dominator's ability to change all Flash's monsters back to normal but take control of them and force them to deal 200 points of damage to Flash. Flash is defeated by his own monsters, with Flash Heart Dragon X forced to deliver the final blow, and Storm King having defeated Flash for the second time. Despite this defeat though, Flash isn't discourage at all and vows to defeat Storm King in the final round of the Double X.
  • On the second day of the Double X's second round, Soarin goes against Rainbow's plan to not challenge anyone from Team Dominator or Team V-Fighters by challenging "Starlight" to a duel. Rainbow questions why he took such a big risk, but he simply says that Wonderbolts don't run from challenges and that Rainbow shouldn't restrict herself from dueling the way she wants to and says he'll make sure the team gets to the finals himself just to make sure Rainbow can get the duel she wants. Despite being backed into a corner with his Grand Convoy destroyed, Soarin manages to summon an even stronger monster, his Galaxy Convoy. His Galaxy Convoy gains power by banishing Grand Convoy, and destroy's the Dominator's strongest monster, Draco Starlight, before dealing damage for every banished Machine type and winning Soarin the duel. Thanks to Soarin taking a risk he became the second person to defeat a Dominator, earned his team a ton of points, proved that he belongs on the team, and encouraged Rainbow to have the duel she has wanted to have the entire tournament and challenge Flash.
  • At the end of the second round of the Double X, it turns out that only three teams of the required four made it to the top floor, Team Dominators, Wonderbolts, and V-Fighters. It turns out that all other teams had been eliminated during the round, meaning of the 48 duelists that were in the round, 44 were eliminated in the process, leaving only Tempest, Flash, Soarin, and Gilda. Because of this, a playoff duel is scheduled for the final slot with the two other teams who had the highest total points before their elimination, Team Tidal Maidens and Team Applejewels.
  • The playoff duel between Team Tidal Maidens and Team Applejewels. It acts as a team duel with all three members of each team participating, both teams sharing a single field and the members altering with each turn but no sharing strategies. With both teams having 8000 life points at the start of the duel, it ensures a long match where the team with the best teamwork wins. Ultimately, Team Tidal Maidens takes the win and the last slot in the final round.
  • Very few people cheer for Team Dominators when it is their turn to duel in the semi-finals, since their conduct in the previous round earned them very few fans.
  • The semi-finals between Team Dominator and Team Wonderbolts:
    • The first match is between Gilda and "Starlight". The Dominator seems to have Gilda on the ropes until Gilda brings out her newest Xyz monster, Harpie Lady, Zephyr Majesty. Its ability lets Gilda flip "Starlight's" Dark Door spell face down and gain 700 ATK, enough to tie with Starlight Draco and leave "Starlight" vulnerable to a direct attack from Gilda's other monsters. The first match ends with Gilda as the winner for Team Wonderbolts.
    • The second match is between Soarin and "Heath". After Soarin brings out his strongest monster, the crowd goes into a thunderous roar cheering for him. Hellfire is frustrated over his opponent getting all the glory, and angrily screams how everyone should be cheering for him since this is "his battlefield". Though unfortunately Hellfire survives Soarin's turn and manages to defeat Soarin on his own turn, showing that the Dominators won't go down so easily. The ending scene shows that whoever Storm King is serving was impressed by Hellfire's victory, and is willing to offer him to join full-time now.
    • The final match between Rainbow and "Tempest". Though Rainbow originally lost way back in the first round of the Double X off-screen, she now manages to put up a much better fight this time and show how far she has come. Though she is ultimately defeated against the same strategy that Storm King used to defeat Flash in their second duel, the crowd still cheers for the Wonderbolts instead of the Dominators.
    Celestia: This is unheard of. The crowd is chanting the name of the losing team. Team Wonderbolts.
    Luna: Amazing! They may have lost the match, but this team has certainly won the hearts of the spectators in the stadium.
  • The second semi-final match between Team V-Fighters and Team Tidal Maidens:
    • Spike vs Fluttershy is basically one big example of David vs. Goliath, with Fluttershy's deck of weak monsters like Kuriboh ultimately beating Spike's deck full of dragons.
    • Sunburst vs Sunset shows just how far Sunburst has come since he first dueled Sunset. In their first duel he struggled heavily against Sunset and by the end of the duel Sunset still had 3600 life points thanks to Solar Flare Phoenix's ability. Now Sunburst matches Sunset blow for blow, with her life points not staying nearly as high. He ultimately survives Sunset's attack from Solar Phoenix Blaze Incarnate with an Action Card and then brings out Sunburst Paladin on his next turn, which gets 9900 ATK due to all the Fire monsters they had been using, allowing it to easily destroy Blaze Incarnate and win Sunburst the duel.
      Sunburst: There's someone I have to face off against. Someone...who I can't lose too. And right now you're standing in my way. So I have to knock you...DOWN!
    • Flash vs Twilight as the final tie-breaking duel for their teams. Both of them give it their all, holding nothing back against each other and experiencing the thrill of a good duel with each other. Notable highlights though include Twilight using her new Trap Monster, Moondancing Guardian Scholar, Saltalunam, a new card of Moondancer's old ace monster and the spirit she was duelinked with, which actually surprises the Dominators since they had assumed Saltalunam died with Moondancer and could never have new cards of her, and then Flash manages to one-up her with his new Synchro monster Flash Dragon Magna Strider, which can attack a second time by banishing two Pendulum monsters from the Extra Deck and gain 100 ATK for every level of Flash's banished monsters during his second attack. This ultimately wins Flash the match and sends Team V-Fighters to the finals to face the Dominators.
  • Two days before the Double X finals, Storm King has Starlight's Dominator duel Twilight to see if is an eligible candidate for Project Omega Zenith. Twilight ultimately wins by using the new Field Spell that Misty Vail made especially for her, Twilight School of Friendship, thus putting Starlight one step closer to being freed.
  • The Duel Field used for the finals of the Double X is itself pretty awesome. It is called the Legendary Field and is filled with statues of many famous Duel Monsters, including Dark Magician, Neos, the Eyes Dragons, Stardust Dragon, Utopia, etc.
  • Spike duels Blazing Emperor Hellfire in the first match of the final round. During the duel, Spike has his tuner monster, Fireheart Dracokid, locked in his graveyard by the trap Hellfire Chains, meaning he can't use double tuning to summon his Dragonic Blazemaster Inferno Legend. Instead, Spike does something different and uses Accel Synchro to summon a different version of his ace, Dragonic Blazemaster Victory Ace. Its ability destroys every other dragon on Spike's field and in exchange destroys all the monsters on Hellfire's field whose Level is less than the combined Level of Spike's destroyed monsters, and for every monster on Hellfire's field destroyed with this ability Victory Ace gains 500 ATK.
    • When it become clear Spike is going to win, Hellfire has another breakdown like when he lost to Flash previously. This time he finds himself in his original home, with it destroyed and burned to the ground and sees his own dead body, with Victory Ace's attack approaching him and him being unable to push it back, all while he panics on how this is his future. While this can count as Nightmare Fuel too, it is so satisfying to see him scared out of his mind after everything he has done and how he has continuously boasted that he will kill all humans himself, only to see him scared shitless when faced with his own death.
  • Sunburst's rematch with the Dominator possessing Starlight.
    • During the duel, Sunburst notes how despite having Starlight's deck, the Dominator has no imagination on how to use it and just does the same exact strategy in every duel, making it predictable.
    • Sunburst sacrifices his Sunburst Archmage and two other fire monsters to summon the Great Sage of Sunburst. Its special ability lets Sunburst revive one Sunburst monster in the graveyard to his field, and although it can't attack or use its abilities and is destroyed at the end of the turn, Great Sage of Sunburst gains its abilities itself, so it revives Sunburst Archmage, the evolved form of Sunburst's ace, and gains it abilities to increase its ATK to 5000, and lower Starlight Draco's to only 1000.
    • The Dominator tries to get an Action Card to potentially save itself from Sunburst's attack, but finds that it can't move at all. It is revealed that Starlight is actually Fighting from the Inside, refusing to let the evil spirit use her body anymore, and allowing Sunburst's final attack to go through uninterrupted, resulting in Sunburst winning the duel and Starlight finally being freed.
  • Sunburst manages to hold his own against Storm King in their duel. At the beginning of the duel, he does the same trick he used against Garble, using Draining Shield to overcome his life points handicap and almost completely restore them.
  • Storm King tries attacking Team V-Fighters when they appear in Tempest's mind, only for Scarvolt to arrive and save them, thanks to Flash having her card (as a gift from Cold) and using his powers to call her.
  • When Storm King once again talks down to humans, calling them weaklings who steal power, Team V-Fighters give him a combined speech on how that's wrong. Being human means working together to become stronger and achieve the impossible together, even when it seems foolish.
    Sunburst: It's true...individually, we might be powerless. But if we work together, we can make the impossible possible.
    Spike: Turn despair into hope.
    Flash: And turn defeat...into victory.
    Sunburst: The bonds we share with our monsters. That connects our two worlds together. That's what allows anything to become possible.
  • In a villainous example, just when it seems like Sunburst is going to beat Storm King and free Tempest, Storm King uses the Action Spell Doppelganger Trap to copy the effects of Sunburst's Draining Shield and increasing his life points to 5600. Then using the card Dominator Blitz, sends the Storm King Dominator card back to the deck to deal them both damage. Storm King only loses half of his monster's original ATK, but Sunburst takes the full 4000 points of damage.
  • During Flash's duel with Storm King in the finals, Storm King tries one more time to get Flash and Tempest to join him willingly, saying how the human world is always at war and how the two of them have suffered in the past because of its cruelty.
    Storm King: So now...join me and together, we will finally put an end to all this destruction. Together, we can create a perfect world.
    Flash: You know, someone tried to give me a similar speech last year to make me join him. And I'm gonna give you the same answer I gave him. Hell no! I know this world can be messy at times, that living in it can be hard. But you can't just give up and on making it better. What you're doing isn't some noble mission. It's just you being a coward and trying to find the easy out.
  • The climax of the duel between Flash and Storm King. It has been a constant back and forth battle with both surviving everything the other throws at them using their own skills and a bit of luck with Action Cards, including Flash's Magna Strider and even Storm King's strongest monster Primal Dominator Imperial Beast of the Storm. Finally Flash uses one card he has been saving since the second round, Quantum Nexis Dragon. Just like when he used it against Cold, it clashes with Storm King Dominator and neither is destroyed, but its ability ends up skipping five turns and lowering Storm King's ATK to only 1500. Storm King also gets visibly weaker as to it it grows older due to Nexis Dragon's ability, growing older and its armor turning to dust. Then, since Storm Dominator has his turn skipped over, Flash attacks once again, but instead of finishing it with Quantum Nexis Dragon, he gives the honor to his ace monster and partner, Flash Heart Dragon X, who with one punch breaks Storm King's staff and hits him right in the chest and breaking his armor. Storm King is defeated at last, Tempest is freed, and the V-Fighters are the Double X Champions.
  • Flash's goal for the future, to one day permanently connect both the Earth and Spirit World, so anyone can choose to live in either world and communicate with anyone they choose.
  • When Tempest, now freed from the Storm King, is reunited with her partner Scarvolt, Scarvolt is shown to be freed from her Dominator corrupted form as well, and now has a new Liberator form.

     Yugioh EQG: Ω Zenith 
  • Let's get this out of the way and say that all of the Zenith Dragons are this. Each one of them is an Elemental Embodiment to one of the six attributes and each one has a unique special ability that is specific to the element they embody. Plus, whenever they are summoned they cause massive destruction to the surrounding area, on a scale way above anything the ARC System can do.
  • Even though Rainbow and Gilda both lost to Zealots, neither one of them went down without a fight.
    • Rainbow managed to stand her ground against Ouravas, who has possessed Guto, through the whole duel, despite him having a massive advantage due to his Griffon's Horde spell card canceling out any life point payments he would be forced to give up for his card effects, and reseting his life points to full part way through the duel. She only ends up losing due to his Zenith Dragon putting her trap card to her hand. Then Rainbow takes the full force of the Zenith Dragon in a direct attack, which was powerful enough to completely destroy Wonderbolt Academy and bury Rainbow in rubble, but she somehow survived that and made a quick recovery after being transported to the hospital.
    • Gilda faces Queen Amphitrite, who has possessed Queen Novo, in a duel. Though not much of this duel is shown, one small victory Gilda gets without even knowing it was that Amphitrite was unable to use her Zenith Dragon against her. This at least holds the Zealots back awhile longer until they awaken all the Zenith Dragons.
  • It is revealed that Discord is from a long line of royal descendants, sole heir to a vast family fortune and possibly a descendant of Vlad the Impaler. No wonder the Zealot of Darkness made him his host.
  • Grand once again gets a chance to duel, after not having done so since the first story, facing Princess Rhodos, who has possessed Princess Skystar, in a duel when he, Misty, Tempest Shadow, Pinkie, and Maud infiltrate one of the Zealots bases. He gets under Rhodos' skin throughout the duel by insulting her and her mother for being mere minions of Zeronull, infuriating her in the process. Plus, he ends up winning the duel and finally putting an end to the winning-streak the Zealots had been on for several chapters. He ends up winning with his new Ritual Monster, Grand Shinobi Stealth Dragon, Afterimage. What's more awesome than ninjas and dragons? A ninja dragon!
  • When Rhodos is about to go into yet another Motive Rant like the other Zealots about why she joined Zeronull and how much she suffered, Grand, Misty, and Tempest immediately shut her up.
    Misty: Save us the sob story. It's nothing we haven't heard a million times before.
    Tempest: You think you're the only one who's been through tough times? We've all had bad things happen to us. And heck, I'll admit even I've let those times overcome me. But not anymore. We've learnt to overcome those times and work to make the world better. We're not just gonna give up on it.
    Grand: If you wanna give up on the world, go ahead. But leave us and those we love out of it!
  • While Grand duels Rhodos, Pinkie and Maud infiltrate the base themselves to hack the system and get the info they need on Void to save Flash and the others. While Maud begins hacking in, Pinkie fights off the security robots after them herself, even taking the head off of one of them.
  • After the candidates are freed from Void, Hellfire has a major power trip and disobeys orders to stay put and relax, choosing to go after Flash and his friends himself with the intent of killing them. He ends up getting into a duel with Sunburst, while declaring himself a god of destruction and attempts to finish Sunburst off with his Zenith Dragon. During what would have been his winning attack, Sunburst uses the effect of his Coalizard in the graveyard to activate his Draining Shield trap, negating the attack and raising his life points all the way to 7900! Sunburst then proceeds to win the duel using his Great Sage of Sunburst to destroy Hellfire's own card of himself on the field and win the duel, while also freeing Heath from Hellfire! Thus, Sunburst becomes not just the first one to survive an attack from a Zenith Dragon, he's the first to send an Omega Zealot back to the Spirit World.
  • Although Pinkie ultimately loses against Amphitrite, she still manages to put up an amazing fight and pull off some great moves. One of the biggest was how she was almost able to destroy her Zenith Dragon. Even when that fails, she still manages to survive the attack from the Zenith Dragon, and force Amphitrite to end the duel with one of her other monsters instead.
  • Tempest duels Amphitrite after Pinkie, and finally gets to use her new Liberator deck for the first time on-screen. The two match each other move for move, but ultimately Tempest manages to survive an attack from the Zenith Dragon due to using Amphitrite's own cards against her, and then ending the duel on her next turn with Scarvolt's newest upgrade.
  • Draconequus is noted to not have a tragic backstory as a reason for wanting to release Zeronull. He reveals that this is because he was created by Zeronull himself. Other creations of Zeronull tried a more direct approach and failed, so Draconequus decided to try a sneakier tactic of gathering other followers for Zeronull, and after Flash unintentionally provided a way to finally proceed with his plans, it has all finally started to come together.
  • Draconequus places a curse on Cold during a duel between them, where the more life points Cold losses the more life force he loses, and he will die if he loses the duel. Cold eventually suffers so much pain from this that he can't continue on his own, but luckily Flash arrives to take his place, and since he and Cold have dueled so many times Flash knows how to use Cold's deck the best way it can the same as Cold does. The two of them end the duel together by ordering Frozen Heart Neo Dragon together, finishing Draconequus and freeing Discord.
  • In a villainous moment, Lady Marble becomes the first person to ever use two different Zenith Dragons at the same time! During a tag duel against Twilight and Spike while she is partnered with Ouravas, she manages to summon her own Zenith Dragon but then uses the Continuous Spell card, Dark Prophecy to snatch Ouravas' Zenith Dragon and a copy of Ouravas himself so she can summon it as well, and then uses both Zenith Dragons to defeat Twilight and Spike. It is also implied she didn't need the second Zenith Dragon to win, she just wanted to summon it herself to really finish the duel and show how much she was in control the whole time.

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