We left off with Astral, the glowing naked white duel spirit, appearing before Yuuma when he was getting owned in a card game. It turns out that aside from Yuuma, no one else can see Astral.
So Yuuma is like, “Can it be…that you’re a GHOST!?” But Astral is a duelling nerd who knows nothing else so he responds with, “What kind of effect is “ghost”? When do you activate it?” LOL. The white naked spirit lost his memory when he came to this world through the door Yuuma opened.
After summoning Revise Dragon, a “17” appeared on Shark’s hand. He is also glowing an obviously evil aura. He places one card face down and TURN END.
Yuuma’s turn. Astral thinks he himself is the one duelling so he decides to summon Gogogo Golem in defense position. However, he had no body and Yuuma doesn’t listen so he summons it in attack position instead. Dude, if you’re getting owned already, maybe consider taking the duel spirit’s advice? Anyways, he uses the spell card “Hatenkou na Kaze” which raises an attack position monster’s ATK by 1000 until the end of the player’s next turn. This ups Gogogo Golem’s ATK to 2800, higher than Revise Dragon’s 2500. He attacks Revise Dragon with Gogogo Golem (god dammit such an annoying name to type), dropping Shark’s LP to 3700. However, Revise Dragon isn’t destroyed! It turns out that a “Numbers” monster cannot be destroyed by anything other than another Numbers. Astral tells Yuuma that Gogogo Golem will be destroyed next turn, and if Shark has a monster with over 800 ATK in his hand, Yuuma is finished. Lol Astral is like, “In duels, your tactics suck more than mine.” Yuuma responds with, “What is “tactics”?” Truly a fitting response for Yuuma. I don’t mean that in a positive way. At least Yuuma’s got energy to make the show funny. TURN END.
Shark’s turn. He summons the 300 ATK Drill Barnicle. Then he removes an Overlay Unit from Revise Dragon to raise its ATK by 500 to 3000. Revise Dragon attacks Gogogo Golem, dropping Yuuma’s LP to 800. Then he attacks with Drill Barnicle, leaving Yuuma with 500 LP. Astral reveals that Gogogo Golem has an effect that allows it to not be destroyed when in defense position, so Yuuma wouldn’t have gotten owned to this degree. Astral also remembers that the “Numbers” are pieces of his memory, and when duelling with Numbers, the winner absorbs the loser’s Numbers. If they don’t win this battle, Astral will disappear from this world.
Shark activates Drill Barnicle’s effect: if it dealt damage to the opponent, then its ATK raises by 1000. That thing now has 1300 ATK. Yuuma’s like “ho shit what do I do…wait, I have a face down trap card! Oh yeah!” The trap card was Bye-Bye Damage, which is activated when the user’s monster is about to be destroyed. Instead, the monster is not destroyed and the opponent takes battle damage equal to twice of what the user took. That card would have been perfect when Gogogo Golem got destroyed, but Yuuma forgot about it. TROLOLOL.
Yuuma’s turn. He draws Monster Reborn. He summons Ganbara Knight, which has 0 ATK. Also, Astral can’t remember Yuuma’s name, and tells him to use Monster Reborn to special summon Gagaga Magician from the graveyard. Then Astral tells him to overlay Gagaga Magician and Ganbara Knight to Exceed summon a rank 4 monster. Yuuma looks to his extra deck to find Number 39, Hope Emperor Hope (Kibou Ou Hope). This is the power given to Yuuma–a rare trading card. He uses Kibou Ou Hope to attack Drill Barnicle, dropping Shark’s LP to 2500. TURN END. Yuuma is…extremely happy because he Exceed summoned for the first time. Then Tetsuo points out to him that he’s screwed anyways because Revise Dragon has higher ATK.
Shark’s turn. He activates the spell card Fujou (Surfacing) to special summon a water attribute monster from the graveyard in defense position. He summons Big Jaws, but then releases it to advance summon Jaws Man (2600 ATK). For every water attribute monster other than itself on the field, it gains 300 ATK. Since Revise Dragon is water attribute, Jaws Man’s ATK rises to 2900. He attacks Hope with Revise Dragon, but Yuuma activates Hope’s effect, removing one Overlay Unit to negate the attack.
Shark then attacks with Jaws Man. Although it wouldn’t destroy Hope because it isn’t a Numbers, damage would still be dealt. Astral tells Yuuma to use Hope’s effect again, but Yuuma ignores him and uses the trap card he forgot to use, Bye Bye Damage. It negates destruction, although that is already negated because Big Jaws isn’t a Numbers, and deals to the opponent double the damage dealt to the user. Yuuma takes 400 damage to be left with 100 LP, and Shark takes 800 damage to be left with 1700 LP. Shark then activates the continuous trap, Bakudan Uni Bomu Urchin (Urchin Bomb), which can be activated when the opponent uses a trap card. Urchin Bomb will deal 1000 damage to Yuuma when Shark’s next turn comes. Yuuma refuses to give up, and Shark fails to comprehend his protagonist logic. Then Yuuma looks at the rice ball his grandma gave him, and eats it in the middle of the duel.
Yuuma’s turn. He draws a card in an epic way, jumping all the way up. Too bad he falls when landing. Yuuma attacks Revise Dragon with Hope Emperor Hope. Revise Dragon has higher attack, but Yuuma activates Hope’s effect to remove an Overlay Unit to negate the attack. Then he activates the quick play spell, Double Up Chance. This card can be activated when a monster’s attack is negated, and doubles the monster’s attack and lets it attack again. Yuuma attacks Revise Dragon with the 5000 ATK Hope, dropping Shark’s LP to 0. Yuuma wins.
Astral absorbs Shark’s Number 17 Revise Dragon to get back some of his memories. Well, what does he remember? That he has to collect 99 more Numbers for his memory to return. Shark returns Tetuso’s deck, and walks away. Astral acknowledges that Yuuma exceeds his understandings (because he depended on a lucky draw), but still gets his name wrong.
Of the main cast, I’m liking Astral the best. I have no idea why, to be honest. Also, will Yuuma get another rival?