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Recap / Yu Gi Oh Arc V Ep 144 The Cursed Gear Mask

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When Yuya arrived in the Xyz Dimension, he didn't find Kurosaki, but Dennis instead. In order to ease the sorrow the Fusion Dimension has inflicted upon the Xyz Dimension's people, Dennis and Yuya start an Entertainment Duel to bring back their smiles, but...

This episode contains the following tropes:

  • Adorkable: Grace and her fangirling of Yuya.
  • All-Loving Hero: Yuya once again proves he's this when he finally gives Dennis the internal peace he needed.
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  • Angst? What Angst?: In-universe aversion; everyone that was carded is still traumatized by their experiences.
  • Back from the Dead: The last time Dennis makes his appearance is when he carded himself after Kaito beat him.
  • Blush Stickers: Grace has them when she sees Yuya again.
  • The Bus Came Back: The Tylers and Noro return this episode; they were last seen in Episode 112.
  • Call-Back:
    • Entertainment duelist falling after losing and being saved by their opponent. Just like the Yuzu and Dennis duel except this time when Yuya saves Dennis, he's not hiding any ulterior motives like Dennis was.
    • Dennis again puts on a mask when pretending to be evil.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Dennis pretends to be this at the start of his duel with Yuya so when Yuya wins, the citizens of Heartland can calm down.
  • Deconstruction: Of Zexal's ending. In both Zexal and Arc-V, Heartland was nearly destroyed and a large part of the population was killed and then revived. While in Zexal, the cast wasn't really bothered about nearly dying, here the Dimension is deeply traumatized by their experiences, to the point of flinching when Dennis plays Fusion. Reconstructed as the Duel between Yuya and Dennis continued, which helps to restore the smiles in the Xyz Dimension's citizens.
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  • Didn't See That Coming: Both Dennis and Reiji didn't expect that Yuya wouldn't use his cards to Xyz summon Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.
  • Fangirl: Grace is visibly seen fawning over Yuya.
  • Friend to All Children: Both Yuya and Dennis prove to be this. Dennis happily accepts the teaching role that Yuya gives him with a smile.
  • Graceful Loser: Dennis smiles at his loss after being saved from a fall by Yuya.
  • Heel: Dennis pretends to still be loyal to the Academia so when Yuya beats him, the Xyz Dimension will be relieved. Yuya puts a stop to that.
  • Hey, Let's Put on a Show: The reason why Yuya is facing Dennis in an Entertainment Duel: Everyone in the Xyz Dimension are still scarred by their experiences in the interdimensional war.
  • Internal Reveal: Dennis reveals that he was Yusho's student to Yuya.
  • Lighter and Softer: Zigzagged. While Heartland is still in ruins, the Yuya VS Dennis Duel is genuine entertainment.
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  • Meaningful Name: Dennis is still using Antique Gear cards in his deck. Although the only Antique Gear card he uses this episode is Antique Gear Mask.
  • Reality Ensues: While their people are back, the Xyz Dimension has a lot of mental scars due to their experiences.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Dennis performs a Rank Up - Xyz Change, Summoning the Rank 5 Entermage Trapeze High Magician, which is capable of attacking three times in the same turn as opposed to Trapeze Magician which can attack twice per turn.
  • Unexpected Character: Both Noro and Kaito were a surprise to see as the cast list didn't list them. This is because neither of them had a speaking role.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Yuya pulls this on Dennis. He tells Dennis that as his father's student, he can teach the kids of Heartland real Entertainment Dueling.

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