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KingJinzo
29th January 2017, 06:46 PM
The Professor is frustrated about his embarrassing loss from last episode, but his biological son tells him that there is still hope in form of Yuya inside Zarc (apparently, nobody really cares for Yuto and Yugo in the end). Super Ultra Hyper Strong Duelist Neo New Sawatari tosses the Pendulum Pendant to Reiji who will continue to fight for everyone who has lost to the Devil Duelist.

Reiji begins his turn and draws a copy of DD Savant Nikola, then he sets the DD Savants Schrödinger and Dirac in the Pendulum Zones. With Scales from 2-8, he Pendulum Summons his entire hand (are you Yuya or something), the Level 3 Tuner DD Night Nowling, two DD Savant Nikola and DD Vice Typhon. He doesn't waste time and summons the Rank 6 DDD Wave Great King Executive Ceasar, the Level 10 DDD Hurricane Great King Executive Alexander and the Level 8 DDD Blazing Flame Great King Executive Temujin without any summon chants. Meanwhile, Layra agrees to help Ray.

Executive Alexander doubles his ATK thanks to the presence of two other DD monsters on the field, boosting his ATK up to 6000. Pretty much everyone on the sidelines who except those who dueled Zarc comment that the boost is not enough to get rid of Haouryuu Zarc or to possibly damage him. However, Reiji uses Executive Temujin's effect to negate the effects of Spell/Trap Cards the opponent controls up to the number of other DD monster Reiji controls until his next Standby Phase, negating the two Haoumon Zero and Infinity with it, which makes damaging posssible. In reaction to that, Zarc attempts to use Odd-Eyes effect to return it to his Extra Deck and to Special Summon his two Darkwurm, but Reiji chains with Executive Ceasar's effect by detaching a Over Ray Unit and to negate the Special Summon, then Executive Ceasar gains Darkwurm's 1800 ATK, and then his other effect is activated; after detaching his remaining Over Ray Unit, Executive Temujin gains the same boost, thus all three Daiou have surpassed Haouryuu Zarc in terms of ATK. Due to Odd-Eyes being gone, Reiji attacks Haouryuu Zarc with all of three Daiou, reducing Zarc's Life Points from 6000 to 2800. Basically, Reiji did the same as Crow, but just better.


Zarc laughes at Reiji's earlier statement, that Yuya is the creator of Pendulum Summon, as he "corrects" him that Zarc himself is the true creator of Pendulum Summon, a "tool" he created to awaken his soul and to defeat Ray next time. Ah, I forgot that Zarc legitimately lost once in his life. While Layra is asking Ray how to defeat Zarc with the four Spell Cards, the Professor give us the explanation about the four Kachou Fuugetsu cards (En Moon, En Winds, En Birds and En Flowers), but at the moment Zarc was defeated by those cards, the Pendulum was created which has granted him the power he has now. As usual, Layra trips, but then Tsukikage returns and helps him out.


Zarc activates his Trap Card Haou no Gekirin; as he has suffered 2000+ damage, Zarc Special Summons all four Kenryuu versions of the Heavenly Four Dragons, Haoukenryuu Odd-Eyes, Haoukenryuu Clear Wing, Haoukenryuu Dark Rebellion and Haoukenryuu Starve Venom. Dark Rebellion even has 2 Over Ray Units attached to it. And again, Starve Venom is the odd one again, being the only not to be summoned by its own effect. At leasts its Level is the same as Odd-Eyes and Clear Wing: 8.

Zarc begins his turn and is aiming for a quick victory by using his Clear Wing shenanigans on Executive Alexander, but Reiji uses Savant Dirac's Pendulum Effect to Special Summon him in Defense Position and negate the effect damage. Then Dark Rebellion uses its Requiem Salvation knockoff on Executive Ceasar, but Reiji repeats the same with the Pendulum Effect of Savant Schrödinger, and negates the Battle Damage this time. Continuing the Synchro vs Synchro and Xyz vs Xyz trend, we get Fusion vs Fusion this time. Starve Venom uses its Quick-Effect to gain Executive Alexander's effect from the Graveyard and eats him with his belly mouth. With the presence of three DD monsters on the field, Starve Venom's ATK are doubled and it attacks Executive Temujin, but Reiji uses Schrödinger's Monster Effect to negate the Battle Damage. Now with Pendulum vs Pendulum, Odd-Eyes attacks Dirac, and thanks to the Piercing Damage assist from Starve Venom, Reiji takes double Piercing Damage and has 200 Life Points left. Then Haouryuu Zarc deals the finishing blow on Schrödinger.


Layra intrudes the duel, while the resident Konoha-Nin Tsukikage pulls a Kawarimi no Jutsu and saves Reiji and the Professor from the impact, but in cost of Reiji's cool scarf. And Reiji lost.

Layra now reveals the plot twist that might some people have already figured out. He's actually a girl and has pretty long (and one-colored) hair under his cap and hood, and he is Ray. Er...now she can legitimately sound like a girl. She activates the Spell Card Transmigrating Life Force from her hand to send her entire hand to the Graveyard and recover the four Kachou Fuugetsu cards and sets them on her field (I almost typed "his", and I just learned from another gender reveal plot twist last night). Now it's time for Kachou Fuugetsu, the four beauties of nature. Ray activates En Flowers, which revives flowers. Since there are at least three Xyz Monsters in the Lancers' Graveyards (six), Ray activates En Moon to summon birds, which turns every Xyz Monsters on the field, Graveyard and Banish Zone into Normal Monsters and their effects are negated. With at least three Synchro Monsters in their Graveyards (five), she activates En Winds to call wind and does the same to Synchro Monsters. With three Fusion Monsters in the Graveyard, En Moon uses the power of the moon and does the same with Fusion Monsters. Finally, Ray activates the effect of En Flowers to negate the effects of Zarc's monsters (basically, just Zarc), destroys them and inflicts 600 damage for each monster sent to the Graveyard on him. The four bracelets appear on her right arm, they shine and all of Zarc's monsters are taken out. He takes 1800 damage as only three of the five monsters have been sent to the Graveyard. Looks like the Pendulum really saved his ass.

Zarc is in his humanoid form again, but his face is shattered, claiming that he is not Yuya. The Akaba siblings and Yuzu's spirit use the Talk no Jutsu to bring Yuya back to surface of his body and him taking control of it. Reiji throws the Pendulum to Yuya, with the latter beginning the last turn. He draws and activates the Quick-Spell Card Smile Universe to Special Summon Pendulum Monsters from his Extra Deck while ignoring their Summoning Conditions, reviving Haouryuu Zarc and Haoukenryuu Odd-Eyes with it, but their effects are negated. We get some Yami Malik shenanigens between Zarc and Yuya, and Yuya continues to explain how Smile Universe works. The monsters he has Special Summoned are treated as Normal Monsters and Ray gains Life Points equal to the total amount of their ATK, increasing her Life Points by 6500. Ray then re-uses the effect of En Flowers to destroy Haouryuu Zarc and Odd-Eyes (and they are apparently sent to the Graveyard this time) and Zarc loses the duel.

Zarc tries to divide the worlds again, with Ray attempting to seal him and Zarc attempting to stop her. Then we see a naked Yuya calling for Layra. The end.


Reiji proves again why he is the ace of Lancers. His Kings trio seems to be his response to Kaiba's three Blue-Eyes. Rather than having multiple copies of the same ace monster (if we view Hell Armageddon as a giant mook), he uses just a trio of monsters, and he doesn't even need to use their original forms to summon their evolved forms.

The twist with Layra isn't an asspull and has been foreshadowed since the beginning of his introduction. Honestly, while I had a theory in mind that Layra is indeed Ray, but revived as a boy, it didn't come to my mind that she's just a crossdresser, even it's pretty obvious if you think about it. And there is no need to criticize Yui Ishikawa to make Layra sound so girly. But I wonder how Himika didn't know that she's a girl. Or she knew it, but didn't know about her true identity.

The Kachou Fuugetsu cards are Deus Ex Machina cards (it's nothing new though), but they are a) designed to take out Zarc, b) the concept of them being a Deus Ex Machina was established since they were first mentioned. However, that makes you wonder what kind of deck Ray actually used in her past life.

While there is no explanation why Layra is Ray, I guess that her body was reincarnated at some point and that Layra is simply the embodiment of her body. That is similar to DokiDoki PreCure, where Princess Marie Ange split herself into three people: Aguri/Cure Ace embodying the pure side of her heart, Regina embodying the selfish side of her heart, and Ai-chan embodying her body. And the ARC-V was not able to recreate her body, but recreated her soul instead, as Layra didn't have Ray's soul in her body. Well, that's my theory.

Also, Asuka, you will forever be forgotten.


Preview:

-Another Junior Youth Cup (well, it was said to take place twice a year, or do I remember that wrong and confuse it with a different series like Naruto?)
-Many Standard faces.
-A newborn.

Destiny91
29th January 2017, 07:02 PM
Neo New Alexander and Neo New Genghis are really good, specially Alexander.
But Neo New Caesar is too situational. IRL, I would never waste 2 regular Genghis to Xyz Summon it (if it keeps it's anime Effect of course).

LolsterXD97
29th January 2017, 07:02 PM
Plot-wise this episode was all over the place. Zarc's explanation of Pendulum Summon was half-assed and definitively a last minute additon (he just created it so he couldn't lose to Ray anymore... And then her Spells still fuck over him anyway even if Pendulum bypassed En Flowers' burn effect), and even then it still didn't explain jackshit about the pendant itself; Ray's possesion of Reira also comes out of nowhere; and finally you have the episode forgetting the other counterparts were a thing except for the "last turn" sequence which for some reason had Yuri helping Yuya too (Yuya is the only soul shown being inside Zarc besides the other counterparts, same with Ray only having Yuzu being shown).

Animation-wise this episode was ok ignoring a few shots. I thought the scenery created by the En Spell Cards was great (along with Zarc's monsters literally being transformed into Normal Monsters). By the flip side you have animation constantly being reused like when Reiji negated the Darkwurms' Summon with Caesar, Zarc's Summoning sequence, and the sequence of him being destroyed by the En Spell Cards including Zarc's reaction.

Pacing-wise this episode was definitively rushed, you have Reiji's Summon Chants being skipped, Tsukikage returning out of nowhere like Crow (at least show the cards transforming), and the episode ending nearly instantly after the Duel ended (Reira wins, Zarc is sealed into him, all goes white, profit).

I'm glad we got Servant Starving Venom, but it was kind of there since it didn't get its time in the limelight like the other Dragons and was nerfed hard compared to the other 3 who were extremely buffed after being Zarc'd. That being said it opening its belly to use its effect and attack was fucked up.

Overall this episode was "ok". Personally what I liked the most were the last two turns. Also Reira with long hair was so beautiful I don't even (dissapointed Ray herself didn't appear with her own Deck, but at least we got that in exchange).

Dark-Shimy
29th January 2017, 07:09 PM
Wasn't just that Ray posessed Layra?

And I think it won't just end here.

That scene where the Haokenryu cards became Normal Monsters... I think there was a card shown that was turned into a Normal Monster in ARC-V. At least as an explanation on TV Tokyo site. I think it was one of the Signer Dragons, but I can't remember which was.

KingJinzo
29th January 2017, 07:50 PM
Wasn't just that Ray possessed Layra?


But that doesn't explain the long hair that were there from the beginning and obviously hidden. I'm sure that Layra is indeed the embodiment of Ray's body and that also explains their spiritual connection. If it was just possessing, then the gender reveal would be unnecessary. Of course, Layra has developed her own consciousness, but the resurrection was completed when the sould emerged with the body.

NassX
29th January 2017, 08:18 PM
i hated starving venom's ass pull piercing damage. the duel was going to well until that point. Also, i would've prefered if starving venom's last effect was different like "you can return this card to the extra deck to special summon 2 darkwurm and destroy all monsters your opponent controls" but it was nerfed too much, just like Ra from being the strongest in the anime and the weakest in the official version.
Well, i'm still waiting for subs but this episode was extremely rushed. But I enjoyed it overall.
I'm just so confused about the preview for next week's episode. The art looks childish...
From what i read, it seems they are setting up a potencial 4 yus vs zarc. I would love that

Archsorcerer
29th January 2017, 08:40 PM
A tournament at the end. That's so shonen manga.

YuYa Hakusho. :P

Dark-Shimy
29th January 2017, 09:13 PM
But that doesn't explain the long hair that were there from the beginning and obviously hidden. I'm sure that Layra is indeed the embodiment of Ray's body and that also explains their spiritual connection. If it was just possessing, then the gender reveal would be unnecessary. Of course, Layra has developed her own consciousness, but the resurrection was completed when the sould emerged with the body.

Pegasus, Dartz, Kaiser Ryo, Saiou, Fubuki, Fujiwara, Rex Goodwin, Bommer, Kiryu in Crashtown... and the Wikia is yet stating that Layra is a boy.

I didn't watch the entire episode, but it looks like its intense. Good luck with all nude scenes, 4K.

The true past of Layra wasn't shown yet. Not only he could hear Ray, but also reacted to Zarc's story. Either Layra is Zarc-Ray combined or something.

KingJinzo
29th January 2017, 09:26 PM
Pegasus, Dartz, Kaiser Ryo, Saiou, Fubuki, Fujiwara, Rex Goodwin, Bommer, Kiryu in Crashtown... and the Wikia is yet stating that Layra is a boy.

I didn't watch the entire episode, but it looks like its intense. Good luck with all nude scenes, 4K.

The true past of Layra wasn't shown yet. Not only he could hear Ray, but also reacted to Zarc's story. Either Layra is Zarc-Ray combined or something.
The wikia isn't completely updated with that part, and unlike Layra, the other guys have no reasons to hide their long hair. Also, just compare her hair with most of them. It's meant to be feminine, not to be cool, mysterious, emo-like, etc.

And even if he is a boy, him having long hair just so to make Ray's possession look visually more effective and symbolic is way too convenient even for this series.

King
29th January 2017, 10:16 PM
The main cast unable to defeat the villain and a child saving the universe ? I've seen this somehwere else...

Comun
29th January 2017, 10:42 PM
I already said this in other thread, but Layra is just a boy with long hair. Also the moment where he says he is Ray and switchs his boku for her watashi has a shot of Ray's spirit behind him, so I'm quite sure he is being possessed.

Sanokal
29th January 2017, 11:01 PM
What just happened?
Goddammit, they split the dimensions again. Noooooooooo! Return our original world to us!
Wait, or did they? See, I'm still processing the episode.
It's official, the bloke who started the coverage of this series on the wiki has lost his mind. I'll regain it eventually.

King
29th January 2017, 11:29 PM
I wasn't expexting insight on Zarc, i got a bit surprised, he got some development, even at his lasts moments.

For me the explanation about the Pendulum is very vague, the Manga did better.

False_Revelation
30th January 2017, 02:03 AM
A tournament at the end. That's so shonen manga.

YuYa Hakusho. :P

Yu yu hakusho is the best anime in existence so it gets a pass. Plus the entire show is based on tournaments. Which is probably why ive never seen any anime/manga do better when it comes to tournaments.

King
30th January 2017, 02:20 AM
Will Night Hollowing going to be "A actual card that does good things to your deck" instead of the utter trash that it currently is ?

LolsterXD97
30th January 2017, 02:26 AM
Will Night Hollowing going to be "A actual card that does good things to your deck" instead of the utter trash that it currently is ?

Its still trash, and Executive Alexander is the worst out of the 3 anyway even ignoring its awkward Level. Meanwhile Executive Genghis is a Siegfried and Executive Caesar is a Warning.

King
30th January 2017, 02:33 AM
Its still trash, and Executive Alexander is the worst out of the 3 anyway even ignoring its awkward Level. Meanwhile Executive Genghis is a Siegfriend and Executive Caesar is a Warning.

If only a Level 9 DD existed, to be Synced with Lamia. At least we have practial Level 6 DDs

ScionStorm
30th January 2017, 05:12 AM
I haven't seen the episode yet but, is this "Smile Universe" thing a part of Zarc's deck the way "Supreme King's Wings" is a part of Yuya's deck?

Dark-Shimy
30th January 2017, 05:45 AM
I haven't seen the episode yet but, is this "Smile Universe" thing a part of Zarc's deck the way "Supreme King's Wings" is a part of Yuya's deck?

I saw that scene, when Reiji gives back the pendant to Yuya, it reacts and puts that Smile Universe card on the top of Zarc's Deck to make Yuya draw it.

Dark-Shimy
31st January 2017, 09:04 PM
Episode 142, Battle Royale: Yuya vs Gongenzaka vs Sawatari vs Tsukikage. A certain memory resurfaces in Yuya's mind.

So it's not a dream, and properly it happened again: the dimensions were splitted.

Dairuga
31st January 2017, 10:06 PM
What is -up- with the weird writing in this duel? In this episode, we see instances of Pendulum monsters being destroyed by a card that specifically kills all cards whose effects are negated (XYz, Synchro and Fusion only) despite not being negated. Then they go to the Extra deck one time, and the graveyard the next. In addition to this, when Zarc uses Supreme King's Wrath, he revives Supreme King Servant Rebellion... whom apparently still has 2 Xyz materials? Because Xyz monsters suddenly get free materials attached to them when SSed from the grave?

LolsterXD97
31st January 2017, 10:13 PM
In addition to this, when Zarc uses Supreme King's Wrath, he revives Supreme King Servant Rebellion... whom apparently still has 2 Xyz materials? Because Xyz monsters suddenly get free materials attached to them when SSed from the grave?

The lore from the Trap also mentioned it attached 2 Darkwurms from the Extra Deck and/or Graveyard to the Summoned Dark Rebellion. And the one he revived from the Graveyard was Clear Wing, all the other 3 were in his Extra Deck.

Dairuga
31st January 2017, 11:19 PM
Oh, okay. I guess some of the things aren't really explained in the duel itself. Thanks for the explanation.

J. D. Guy
1st February 2017, 12:06 AM
Episode 142, Battle Royale: Yuya vs Gongenzaka vs Sawatari vs Tsukikage. A certain memory resurfaces in Yuya's mind.

So it's not a dream, and properly it happened again: the dimensions were splitted.

With the way this episode turned out, I'm pretty much completely satisfied, and so I'm not bothered by this being real. Besides, it's obvious there's still a bit more going on that will be revealed.

On the subject of Episode 142, that little blurb looks like it'll be fun. I guess that means we're getting one more Duel from Moon Shadow after all, and also one additional for both Gong and Sylvio. All 4 being against one another will be cool, as we never really had a proper Battle Royal were everyone was Dueling for themselves. I look forward to it. :)

Also, maybe Moon will finally use some Ninja Pendulums! :D

MadRest
1st February 2017, 02:49 AM
Oh, okay. I guess some of the things aren't really explained in the duel itself. Thanks for the explanation.

I'd recommend never watching the Duels without checking the cards' effects on Wikia.

Sanokal
1st February 2017, 06:07 AM
You mind learning to use spoiler tags?

KingJinzo
1st February 2017, 07:39 PM
So it's not a dream, and properly it happened again: the dimensions were splitted.
To be fair, that mixed mash of the four dimensions wasn't really the original dimension.

ScionStorm
1st February 2017, 11:02 PM
To be fair, that mixed mash of the four dimensions wasn't really the original dimension.

http://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/1086975/original/?width=469&version=1086975.

This show just got more conceptually complicated 2 months before it ends.

King
1st February 2017, 11:14 PM
http://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/1086975/original/?width=469&version=1086975.

This show just got more conceptually complicated 2 months before it ends.

I think the show will need at least 1 OVA to explain some loose ends.

KingKaash
3rd February 2017, 11:12 PM
So my guess was that Reiji would take down Zarc. I was close but wrong. Still Zarc vs Reiji was the best part of this episode in terms of action. He actually used strategy as he normally does and disabled the Pendulum Zones before moving forward. Nice to see him go all out and I love when his music comes on!

I'm pretty upset to not see Ray in her physical form or taking over Yuzu in some way.

KingJinzo

Your theory about Ray and Reira is interesting to me. So you're saying that Reira is the reincarnated body of Ray. So that means the 4 Yuzus are reincarnated souls of Ray. I honestly can't buy that because there was no bodily reincarnation of Zarc. I'm not saying Ray and Zarc have to match in their reincarnations and be parallel. But I just think Reira becomes possessed by Ray. He even says "Use me as your vassal." It is sad that the Arc-V could not revive Ray completely. I was really hoping for that.

The Pendulum explanation is also a bit weird. Zarc supposedly created it as a way to be revived so he could carry out his vengeance and not lose this time but he still ends up losing to the same cards. It still doesn't explain the Pendant's creation. They may clear this up more in the coming episode.


I thought the Starve Venom art was beautiful. Glad they included SKSD Starve Venom before the conclusion, even if it's effects aren't as good.

I do find it refreshing though that it took everyone's efforts to really take down Zarc instead of one protagonist dropping his ultimate monster to save the day. I wish Yugo, Yuto and Yuri were featured more in the episode but I'll have to live with it.

As far as the show moving forward towards its end, I have no idea what path they want to take. This tournament stuff is kind of unexpected especially since there won't be one unified dimension. I know this series has consisted of a lot of tournaments. But usually we get that ceremonial duel so I'm surprised.

Dark-Shimy
4th February 2017, 03:56 AM
Just watched the episode. So was Layra himself who decided to seal Zarc. We can see Ray's spirit leaving Layra's body. So either probably this time were splitted Zarc and Layra into 4 reincarnations, or probably Layra reincarnates with Zarc inside him. In episode 142 it is said that Yuya gets back some lost memories. Something tells me that the Zarc thing is NOT over. In 9 episodes, shit can happen.