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Recap / Yu Gi Oh Arc V Ep 139 The Eyes Tainted By Darkness

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The next Duelists to challenge Zarc are Sawatari and a resurrected Crow. As the two try to call out to Yuya through their Dueling, Zarc seems to be shaken for a moment. However, as if shrugging off their attempt, Zarc then summons "Supreme King Servant Dragon - Odd-Eyes". And then, right before his eyes, Leo Akaba...

This episode contains the following tropes:

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A platonic variation, where this episode proves that Reiji still does care for his father, saving him from a fatal collision.
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  • Back from the Dead: This episode clarifies that people who were carded will return during the integration of the dimensions.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Leo intervenes during Sawatari's turn, but is unable to do anything to prevent him and Crow from losing.
  • Beneath the Mask: Zarc is visibly nervous and unnerved during his duel with Sawatari and Crow when it looks like they could pose a danger to him, unlike the following OTK on Leo and the previous duels in his typical arrogant style.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted for the fourth time, when Reiji intervenes not long after Leo steps up to face Zarc. Reiji does manage to save his father from a fatal collision, however.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Sawatari uses Yuya's "The fun has just started!" catchphrase as he begins his turn.
  • The Corruption: Supreme King Servant Dragon - Odd-Eyes is the Level 8 corrupted counterpart of Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. It has an Effect which doubles Battle Damage dealt to an opponent in any Battle involving its controller's Pendulum Monsters.
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  • Curbstomp Battle: Combined with Hopeless Boss Fight and One Turn Kill, this is exaggerated; Zarc effortlessly defeats Leo without even giving him a chance to retaliate with the four cards that contributed to Zarc's initial downfall.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Averted three times.
    • Sawatari's attempts to destroy Supreme King Dragon Zarc were negated. Twice.
    • Leo is very quickly denied the opportunity to use the four cards which, by Ray's hands, contributed to Zarc's initial defeat.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Sawatari calls out on Zarc in that what the latter is doing is not Entertainment.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The Professor duels Zarc to defeat him. Sadly Zarc proves to be the more dangerous person.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Averted as of this episode; a brief shot of Zarc's face in a flashback can be seen.
  • Fatal Flaw: Zarc has two major weaknesses: Being a Dirty Coward and a Sore Loser. Sawatari and Crow call him out for it.
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  • Freudian Slip: After Zarc defeats Leo, Reiji actually screams for his father as he runs to save him.
  • Invincible Villain: Especially when Zarc delivers a One Turn Kill to Leo.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Zarc slips back to ore after Leo shows himself.
  • Literal Cliffhanger: After Zarc destroys Sawatari and Crow's ace monsters, they fall from their spots and Sawatari grabs a floating platform. He also combines this with Take My Hand when he saves Crow.
  • Meaningful Name: Supreme King Servant Dragon - Odd-Eyes
  • Must Make Amends: When Leo arrives to face Zarc on his own he claims that it's his responsibility as the creator of the technology that gave the monsters real bodies.
    • Later Reiji states that it's the responsibility of humanity as a whole to repent, since it was their evil that made his creation possible in the first place.
  • Oh, Crap!: Leo realizes he is screwed as soon as the four Natural Energy Cards in his hand are destroyed by Zarc.
  • One Turn Kill: Leo's defeat is this.
  • Portal Network: Shuzo, and the three kids of You Show Duel School are next to be transported to the Fusion Dimension.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Crow and Sawatari give one to Zarc about how his inability to accept defeat makes him a coward.
  • Reveal Shot: When Leo confronts Zarc, we get a quick flashback of the events described in Episode 126 but from Zarc's perspective and this time we get to see Zarc's pre-Supreme King face.
  • Sore Loser: Both Crow and Sawatari call out Zarc on this, the later going as far saying that the real Yuya had more courage than him, seeing as Zarc seems to react strongly to their words its possible that this holds true on some level.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Sawatari gives one to Zarc. As Zarc dares for anyone to stop his world's best Entertainment, Sawatari states that what Zarc's doing isn't entertainment.
  • Take Up My Sword: Sawatari uses Gongenzaka's duel disk to duel as his was broken by Crow before.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: We finally get to see Zarc's real face. And unlike the sadistic Face Framed in Shadow that Leo remembered, Zarc looked kinder and more innocent like a grown up Yuya.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Zarc Summoning Supreme King Servant Dragon - Odd-Eyes during Sawatari's turn.
    • Ray appearing in front of Reira.
  • The Worf Effect: Leo was defeated by Zarc without given much of a chance to retaliate.

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