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Recap / Yu Gi Oh Arc V Ep 143 Soul Of The Supreme King

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In order to bring smiles to Reira, who willingly became a sacrifice in order to help Yuya, and save Yuzu, who has disappeared, Yuya resolves to fight against Gongenzaka, who still remains on the Field. An intense Duel unfolds between the two close friends who have fought many battles together, causing the audience to go wild.


This episode contains the following tropes:

  • All Up to You: Reiji and Yusho state that only Yuya has the ability to pacify Zarc's inner evil.
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  • Always Save the Girl: Yuya makes a promise to save all the Bracelet Girls, no matter who he has to beat.
  • Call-Back: A lot:
    • Yuya's leitmotif returns this episode, for the first time since his Duel against Duel Chaser 227 back in Episode 71.
    • Once again Yoko attempts to help a confused Yuya about what to do. But this time Yuya's Heroic Self-Deprecation and It's All My Fault attitude prove too much for her to fix.
    • Just like last time he dueled Gongenzaka, Yuya is anxious and unsure of him but by dueling Gongenzaka, he is able to regain his will.
    • Yuya and Gongenzaka's final move is the both of them jumping for an Action Card in the Lava Zone, just like Yuya's second duel with Sora.
  • Cool Train: Gongenzaka's new Level 12 Synchro Monster, Tetsudo'o, takes on the form of a train with an oni mask.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Yuya and Gongenzaka's duel becomes this as they take turns hurting the other's LP by 200.
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  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Subverted. Yoko attempts to knock some sense into Yuya by reminding him of his promise, but Yuya snaps back at her, relying only on himself to deal with his problems.
  • Good Parents: Yoko proves it again. When she sees that Yuya is unsure of himself, she attempts to help him out of it. When Yuya actually yells at his mom to butt out, she doesn't take it personally and actually brings balloons to cheer him on.
  • Graceful Loser: Gongenzaka takes his defeat in stride, smiling at Yuya's final move. But he points that Yuya's current dueling can't be considered Entertainment and he needs to focus on regaining it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Yuya starts the episode in one due to regaining his memories. It only gets worse when he learns about Reira and that only he can save him.
  • Heroic Resolve: Yuya vows to save the Bracelet Girls, regardless of who he has to face.
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  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: When Yuya learns that to save Reira by entertaining an infant Reira who has lost the ability to smile, he wonders if he can even do it.
  • It's All My Fault: Yuya blames himself for Reira's current state due to being a spawn of Zarc.
  • I Will Find You: It seems that Yuya is not the only one who wants to find and retrieve Yuzu, but Gongenzaka as well:
    Gongenzaka: If you’re going to keep sulking around, then I, the manly Gongenzaka, will save both Yuzu and Reira myself!
  • Journey to Find Oneself: Reiji tells Yuya that defeating the last three Lancers is the only solution to regain his Entertainment Dueling.
  • Protagonist Title: Related to Yuya's Wham Line in the last episode, he's the titular "Supreme King". May also count as an Antagonist Title since he's also Zarc.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Downplayed with Reira; while Reira currently has Zarc sealed, Reiji is confident that Zarc will return again anyway.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Gongenzaka brings out a Level 12 Synchro Monster, "Superheavy Samurai Steam Fiend Tetsudo'o".
  • Your Answer to Everything: Although Zarc is currently stuck inside Reira, permanently ending the war and pacifying Zarc for good requires Entertainment Dueling, and Yuya doesn't have it right now.
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