It is time for part 2. Please excuse the large amount of drawing power cards, I want them to both reveal almost every card in their deck and every strategy they got and sometimes they run out of cards in their hand. Besides most of these cards are in Jaden's deck anyway so it's all good. Just to let you all know this duel is FAR from over.
Disclaimer: I do not own Yugioh (Original or GX) characters, cards, etc.
Back at the school Alexis and Jesse both covered up their injuries with bandages. Jesse had one wrapped around his head and both arms, Alexis had one on her right leg and a little one on her face. Chazz is lying in bed, he has been able to slightly move and talk. At the moment he isn't in critical condition, in fact he is recovering. Alexis and Jesse walked next to Chazz to try and speak with him, and try to find out what happened.
"Chazz, wake up please. We need to know what happened to you" Jesse said in a soft voice trying not to sound to demanding.
Chazz's eyes didn't open. Jesse started to shake him;
"Jaden is in danger; we need to know what happened to you. What happened in the duel between you and that duelist" Jesse continued to try speaking louder each time.
Eventually after shaking Chazz a little rougher, Chazz's eyes slowly lifted.
"He's waking up" Alexis said relieved.
"Come on tell us what happened" Jesse plead to Chazz thinking of nothing more than to help his friend.
Chazz's eyes were almost wide open until he closed them again letting off a little sigh. Jesse sweat dropped and groaned;
"Nothing is working" Jesse said giving up.
"Watch this" Alexis told Jesse as she walked in front of Chazz.
Alexis stood right in front of Chazz clearing her throat and breathing in and out slowly, at last she spoke;
"Chazzy would you like to go on a date with me?" Alexis asked.
"WHAT!" Jesse cried astonished by the question.
Almost in an instant Chazz's eyes lifted up and the only word that came out of his mouth was a big, loud "YES!".
"I don't believe it" Jesse muttered bent over as if his body weighed a ton. Alexis winked back at Jesse with a 'knew it would work' look.
"Alright Chazz tell us" Alexis demanded.
"Oh alright but as long as you keep your promise and go on a date with me" Chazz replied.
"Fine, just talk" Alexis growled, Chazz is going too far to get information to help out Jaden.
"Well on the night of the duel I was just minding my own business until this cloaked person came up to me and challenged me to a duel. Of course I accepted, the problem was when it began the duelist played cards I've never seen before. They were powerful and they were called Malefics or something" Chazz explained the story while both Alexis and Jesse listened hard, at times they gasped.
"My deck was getting creamed, which is very rare, and as the duel progressed I felt weaker and weaker each time I lost my life points. It was as if my actual life energy in my body was drained. It made the duel hard; I even made a mistake because of it. I couldn't think straight" Chazz continued.
"That explains why Bastion, you and Aster were all unconscious when we found you but still, where were you the last few days?" Alexis asked.
"I'm getting to that part. My memories after the duel are pretty fuzzy, my vision was either blurry or everything was pitch black. When I lost, my body gave up on me so I don't remember what happened right after, but I do remember flashes of being in a closed room with a voice speaking to me, saying that Jaden and all his friends will fall and my power is getting stronger. That's all I know" Chazz finished his story.
"Then we found you" Alexis continued on from the ending of Chazz's story.
"This is bad, from what we know so far this enemy drains a person's energy during a duel and controls real duel monsters. The question is why are the duelists recovering from such an experience and what does he intend to with this collection of energy" Jesse told the other two.
"So what should we do?" Alexis asked. Jesse looked at her with serious eyes.
"We must warn Jaden and help him in any way we can. Chazz you stay here and chill for a while you've been through a lot" Jesse answered as he looked at Chazz.
"Hold up I can walk too" Chazz grumbled as he tried to move but no luck on his part. His body still felt like rubber.
"Maybe you should really stay here Chazz, I know you don't want to prove you can't do anything but just remember what happened to you" Alexis told him.
Jesse was already going through the door, Alexis followed. Both are on their way back to support Jaden and let him know what happened to the others. Meanwhile the duel is still underway and it is Jaden's turn. He no longer has his powerful E-Hero Flare Neos out and with neither duelist having any cards on the field; the duel is continued with a clean slate.
"As surprising as your move was it may cause your downfall for you see, you've destroyed your monster along with mine so you're wide open for a direct attack" Jaden said as he drew his card.
"It makes no difference if he attacks me directly this turn my life points are so high I can last many direct attacks from weak monsters in his deck. In the end Jaden will lose" Malice thought to himself without replying to Jaden's comment.
"I summon Elemental Hero Bubbleman in attack mode and since he is the only card on my side of the field I can draw 2 cards" Jaden said as he drew.
Jaden looked at his hand. At the moment he can't do much. As long as Malice didn't have a Malefic on the field Jaden will be ok. He looked at Malice who isn't the least bit afraid of Jaden's move. He is just observing the move with no emotion. In fact at times Jaden felt a little uneasy as if Malice is observing Jaden himself and what he is feeling. Jaden kept staring at Malice who's smile went wider.
"Why is he so confident that he is going to win? Maybe I can't beat him" Jaden thought to himself, his attitude is changing.
"Don't give up hope. This isn't you Jaden; you're not the one to give up" Yubel yelled as Jaden turned around to look at her.
"The way you've been dueling so far, this isn't you. Where is the passion, you're so overwhelmed by his deck when there is no reason to be. You're a great duelist and you have the potential to win yet you are doubting yourself" Yubel told him.
Her words are powerful; Jaden's eyes are a little watery as if they are reflecting the moonlight.
"You can win this. He is just playing with your head, attack him! Attack him with everything you got and duel with all your might, win this Jaden!" Yubel hollered at the end.
Jaden turned back around sharply, his eyes staring right at Malice's. His eyes burning with passion once again, his love of dueling restored. In fact Jaden's glare made Malice step back a little.
"Thanks Yubel, I was so worked up about the high chance of losing due to the strength of his deck. I know things are going to get tough in this duel especially for me. However I'm not going to let this guy win, I know my deck is just as strong and I'm getting my game back on right now" Jaden thought as he called out to E-Hero Bubbleman to attack.
Bubbleman's attack pummeled Malice with an array of bubbles damaging his life points by 800. Malice looked away as the attack hit.
"I end my turn with that" Jaden said.
10th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5900lp Jaden: 4000lp
Cards in Hand: 0 Cards in Hand: 3
Banished: 7 Banished: 1
"Very well, my move" Malice looked at his card as he drew.
"Your attack was nothing to me for I've already drawn a card that'll assist me in your demise whether you attack it or not" Malice said.
"Your head games won't work on me anymore. I'm Jaden Yuki, and dueling is my game so I'm ready for your card" Jaden replied.
"I'm serious about it though, whether you attack it or not it doesn't make a difference the result will be the same, so I'll set a monster face down and end my turn" Malice said as a card appeared flat in defense position on the field.
"Alrighty then my move" Jaden said as he drew.
"Thankfully he didn't play a Malefic but he said that whether I attack or not something will happen. So it must be a flip effect monster but which one?" Jaden is struggling with deciding to attack or not because if he does trigger a flip effect will the effect be more severe if he did attack or if he didn't. Jaden looked down with his eyes closed and a small smile.
"Well I'm going to find out eventually so I might as well go all out. Elemental Hero Bubbleman attack the face down card!" Jaden shouted. Malice's eyes sparkled as if he wanted for Jaden to attack.
"Like I said either way it wouldn't make a difference and now you'll see why. Your attack triggered this card to flip, reveal yourself…Morphing Jar!" Malice said as his card flipped.
The attack destroyed Morphing Jar but its effect activated.
"Thanks to your attack Morphing Jar's special ability activated, both of us must discard our entire hands and draw five new cards and since I don't have any cards in my hand I have nothing to lose" Malice explained as he drew.
Jaden sends his almost full hand to the graveyard and draws 5 new cards also. He was curious to know how things are going to be these next few turns since Malice has a full hand, it is highly likely that he'll summon another Malefic monster. Jaden didn't want to admit it but the Morphing Jar got rid of some good cards that were building up. Still his new hand is quite impressive and Jaden isn't going to let it go to waste.
"End your turn already" Malice roared as he watched Jaden talk to himself.
"Hold up I still have my main phase two remember and this new hand has given me cards that'll do some good, so get ready. I activate the spell card Fusion Recovery letting me bring back 1 polymerization and 1 fusion material monster from my graveyard to my hand" Jaden said as he revealed the two cards, 1 was polymerization and the other was Elemental Hero Clayman.
"Next I'll summon Clayman in attack mode and activate polymerization to fuse Bubbleman and Clayman to form Elemental Hero Mudballman and I'll special summon it in defense mode" Jaden said.
"I don't understand what will this fusion monster accomplish for you? It has low attack points and a high defense of 3000, still it is nothing I can't handle" Malice told him.
"True but if I recall you've already used all your monsters that are over 3000. Remember you've played Malefic Cyber End Dragon, Malefic Rainbow Dragon, Malefic Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon all with over 3000 attack and also you've used your Malefic Stardust Dragon and your Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the card necessary to summon that black dragon" Jaden replied.
"So you actually think I've run out of monsters that are stronger than 3000?" Malice couldn't help but snigger.
"I end my turn at that so go ahead and show me what you have left" Jaden remarked.
11th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5900lp Jaden: 4000lp
Cards in Hand: 5 Cards in Hand: 4
Banished: 7 Banished: 1
"I have plenty and I'll prove it" Malice growled as he drew.
"The nerve of that kid, thinking I've got nothing left to destroy his pathetic monster. I'll show him and I have the perfect cards to do it" Malice thought with a smirk as he eyed a certain spell card that'll release the Malefics from any boundaries of summoning for the rest of the duel.
"Jaden, remember the base field spell of Paradox's deck Malefic World?" Malice asked.
"No, you don't say, you played it at the start of the duel" Jaden replied confused for being asked an obvious question.
"In my hand right now I have another field spell card that is exactly like Malefic World but even more deadly. I activate the field spell Malefic Universe! An entire space full of destruction will cover the field" Malice shouted as his heart raced playing the best field spell for his deck.
"Malefic Universe doesn't sound good" Jaden said as the field slowly is covered by a black space background showing galaxies and dead planets.
"Not this type of thing again" Syrus complained.
"My stars, an even more advanced version of Malefic World" Banner stammered.
Jesse and Alexis have almost made it to the duel. They can see Jaden through the last few trees and bushes in their way. When they got closer they can see the black energy veil engulfing the battlefield.
"Jaden!" they both cried in unison. Jaden and Syrus heard them and looked behind them.
"Jesse, Alexis" Syrus yelled waving to them.
The two are too late. The duel is surrounded by what looks from the outside, glass with the image of a very ruined space. Alexis and Jesse slowly walked up to it and Jesse tried to touch it. His hand is swallowed in. He quickly pulls it out with a quick yelp.
"What is this thing?" Jesse wondered.
"I'm not sure but from the looks of it, it doesn't look good and Jaden and Syrus are caught in the middle of it" Alexis said.
"It looks like they can't get through, but why? This is just a hologram isn't it?" Syrus questioned himself. Jaden's focus went straight back to Malice.
"What is going on here?" Jaden asked Malice.
"I played my Malefic Universe field spell that's what. It is treated as Malefic World and has the same effect. I can chose three Malefic cards from my deck and you choose one out random instead of me conducting my normal draw phase. Here comes the extra part, if I choose this effect I can draw 1 additional card from my deck. So each turn I can draw 2 cards if I wish" Malice answered.
"Two cards every turn! That'll give you a major advantage" Jaden replied.
"Correct and another thing this card cannot be replaced with new field spells so it looks like this will be the last field spell played in the duel. Let's continue" Malice insisted on keep going with the duel.
Jaden watched Malice deciding on his move anxiously to see what he plays. With an advantage such as being able to draw two cards every turn gives Malice the chance to use his best cards twice as fast.
"I'm about to prove your theory wrong, you should know that a great duelist always keeps spares in case 1 is destroyed" Malice told him.
"Does that mean…" Jaden trailed off.
"Yes, I banish a second Cyber End Dragon in order to special summon a second Malefic Cyber End Dragon" Malice added as the three headed machine dragon appeared looking as ferocious as ever.
"I have to deal with this one again, this isn't good" Jaden replied looking at the roaring dragon.
Malice is enjoying seeing Jaden sweat again. He may not have to get in Jaden's head anymore; just let his moves do the talking.
"The next spell card I play is probably the rarest and most unusual Malefic spell card. It has an effect that reverses certain things. The time has come for me to activate it to finally put some damage into your life points Jaden" Malice said talking in a very enthusiastic tone.
"As long as my Mudballman is in defense you can't touch my life points" Jaden replied.
"Oh really, we'll see about that when I activate the continuous spell card Malefic Paradox Mask" Malice snapped back as the card is played.
Paradox's mask appeared on the field along with it some very unexpected effects.
"Allow me to explain how this card works. Once per turn, if I control a Malefic monster I can activate one of the following effects. I can either negate the effect of all face-up monsters, which I don't need at the moment or I can tribute 1 Malefic monster to special summon the banished monster that was banished to special summon the selected card, ignoring any summoning conditions hahaha" Malice explained.
"So you're going to get rid of your dark Cyber End Dragon to bring back the…original one?" Jaden exclaimed.
"Correct, I tribute my Malefic Cyber End Dragon to return the original Cyber End Dragon to the field!" Malice shouted as the dark counterpart is sent to the graveyard and a portal opened up. Out of it came the original Cyber End Dragon, roaring in all its glory.
"Cy…ber…End…Dragon!" Syrus stuttered in fear.
"I have to admit out of all the cards you've played so far this one is the most surprising, to actually give up the bad version" Jaden said in uncertainty of why he did it.
"I gave up the bad version because unlike its dark counterpart it has the ability to cause piercing battle damage even when your monster is in defense mode" Malice responded to Jaden's uncertainty.
Jaden knew he E-Hero Mudballman has no chance against it. Malice ordered Cyber End Dragon to attack with its Super Strident Blaze. The three fire balls, having the piercing battle damage behind them, hit and destroy E-Hero Mudballman causing Jaden to lose 1000 life points. The blast knocked Jaden back a few steps, he covers his eyes with his right arm and looking at what is happening with his left eye. The aftershock caused strong winds to blow. Jaden's jacket fluttered uncontrollably. Banner and Yubel are unaffected, they both are still watching. Syrus on the other hand is having more of a tough time standing up. Outside of the duel, Alexis and Jesse are trying to get inside but each time they put a part of their body in, it is swallowed by the strange veil of another realm.
"We have to find a way to get in there, it's all or nothing, we'll just run through it" Jesse said, determined to try and find Jaden again.
Without thinking he runs through, Alexis screamed his name as he ran in. Jesse disappeared inside, when he went through he expected to be inside where the duel is taking place but instead he is floating, drifting in the vast corners of what looked like space. Jesse looked around in awe; he is amazed that he can even breathe; he is in space after all. Is everything he's experiencing and seeing real? He tried to move his body to get some movement. Fortunately he can move around as if he was flying. As he searched on trying to get out of the place he noticed the planets are all dead, either just about to explode with mass molten rock eruptions penetrating the surface or a dead brown colour. Galaxies surrounded by a blue energy that seemed to be devouring the whole system. It is a dying universe; destructive forces are obliterating everything in their path. Jesse started to panic, he didn't feel right anymore, and he felt as if his mind is separating from his body. It felt as if he was fading, his body felt so light. He starts to lose all feeling, everything is numb. Jesse screams for help, he isn't feeling too good. He closed his eyes and he began to feel very tired. Then all of a sudden in the distance he could hear Alexis' voice calling for him. It was faint but still hearable. Jesse could feel a pull, as if he is in a gravity river. He looked behind him noticing a large black hole ready to suck him up.
"A black hole! I've got to get out of here!" Jesse panicked.
He tried to fight against the gravity flow. He used swimming techniques. He didn't know where to go, he just went straight trying to figure out where Alexis' voice is coming from. Slowly, with each stroke, Alexis' voice got louder, at times he wanted to give up but if he did he knew that he would just float to his doom. Jesse got tired and stopped for a split second, as soon as he stopped moving, the black hole sucked him back. The further he got away, the black hole got bigger. Every muscle was intensely sore, Jesse was in pain. At times he stopped, had a 1 second break and kept on going even though he was sent backwards, he couldn't handle the pain. It felt like over an hour, even though only a few minutes past, before he could completely hear Alexis loud and clear. With all his might he broke through the wall and landed on hard ground.
"Jesse, where did you go?" Alexis asked, worried about him.
Jesse breathed heavily and turned to Alexis. That is something I would never want to experience again" Jesse replied as if he had just been tortured.
"Did you find Jaden?" Alexis asked.
"Quite the opposite, I've never felt so far away from him. I was floating through what looked like space except I don't think it is our Universe, it is some kind of alternative dimension, a dangerous and destructive one, a…malefic universe" Jesse answered.
Alexis jerked back to his response. She looked back at the black veil thinking of Jaden and Syrus if they are ok. Inside, the attack's aftershock subsided. Jaden's life points decreased and no monsters or traps to protect him. Jaden felt funny, weakened somehow, out of breath. Malice noticed this.
"Now you know what happened to your friends, you're experiencing the same energy drain as them" Malice told him.
"What are you talking about?" Jaden asked.
"In this duel each time you lose life points your body's energy is drained. The same energy you use to talk, eat, move, duel and live. Your other friends went through this as well. Their concentration was depleting as the duel continued. It was fun seeing them struggling so much. When they lost, they lost almost all their energy. Their body gives up and they pass out. They do recover after a while, when the body refuels itself. Although the energy drained from them gets absorbed by my Malefic World making the power of Malefics stronger" Malice answered.
"That's why everyone was unconscious when we found them" Jaden said.
"Yes, that is phase 1 of my plan. Gather enough energy to bring out my Malefics true potential and get rid of my competition" Malice replied.
Things looked bleak for him. Jaden will need to pull off something amazing in order to win. If his energy is drained, he'll lose the willpower to go on. Syrus tried to help Jaden by giving him positive comments but he is also furious at Malice for what he has done to everyone. Jaden draws a card. He looked at his hand.
"I set 3 face down cards and end my turn" Jaden said as 3 holographic cards appeared on the field.
12th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5900lp Jaden: 3000lp
Cards in Hand: 3 Cards in Hand: 2
Banished: 7 Banished: 1
"It seems Jaden is relying on his face down cards to destroy my Cyber End Dragon. If he thinks I am going to fall for such an amateur trick he's sadly mistaken. Then again perhaps I should attack; if he does have cards to destroy my monster at least I'll get him to waste his good cards. Also I have another strategy waiting for him and it is even harder to deal with than this one" Malice thought to himself.
"I'll activate the effect of Malefic Universe and select 3 Malefic cards from my deck and you'll have to pick one out at random, choose wisely because if you pick the right card for me you'll lose the duel next turn" Malice warned Jaden as he held up 3 cards at him.
Jaden wasn't allowed to see what the cards were since it was a random picking so the details on the cards were faced the other way. Malice watched Jaden with a smirk. Jaden thought hard but he knew in the end he may have to do this every turn and doesn't have the time to be thinking.
"I choose the middle card" Jaden finally chose.
"A lucky pick, he didn't choose the card I needed to finish him, however I can keep using Malefic Universes effect every turn to ensure I do" Malice thought.
"As you know I get to draw 1 extra card" Malice reminded Jaden as he drew another card.
"Guess all you have to do is attack me. So go for it" Jaden told Malice.
"I'm not afraid of your Cyber End Dragon at all, if you really want to achieve your goal you'll have to attack so why don't you. Strike me down" Jaden's voice rose in pitch, it sounded as if he commanded Malice to attack.
"I hope Jaden doesn't really think that mocking is gonna make Malice attack, he would know Jaden has a trap" Syrus said.
"Attack Cyber End Dragon with Super Strident Blaze" Malice called out the attack.
Banner, Yubel and Syrus couldn't believe it.
"Malice is more clever than we thought" Banner said.
"In what way?" Yubel asked.
"Attacking with Cyber End Dragon forces Jaden to use up his cards, which means Malice has something worse in store for him" Banner answered.
Cyber End Dragon is getting ready to release the three fireballs.
"Not going to let that happen. I activate the trap A Hero Emerges. If you declare an attack I can activate this. You see you can choose 1 random card from my hand and if it is a monster I can special summon it to the field so take your pick" Jaden explained as he lifted the two cards in his hand.
It was a fifty fifty chance, Jaden only had one monster. If he picked right, Jaden is saved but if he picked wrong, Jaden lost. Malice didn't think hard he isn't worried at all.
"I choose the right card" Malice said not even looking at Jaden.
Jaden's face lit up. He did pick the monster.
"You've picked the monster; I special summon Elemental Hero Bladedge in defense mode!" Jaden yelled as his strongest non fusion E-Hero has arrived.
Malice was unmoved. He saw E-Hero Bladedge as nothing more than a nuisance on his way to victory. The part that confused him though is why he didn't summon Bladedge in attack mode, his attack power is higher than his defense, and he would lose less life points if he was in attack mode.
"As lucky as your move may have been you've made a little mistake, did you forget about my Cyber End Dragon's effect?" Malice asked disappointed by the lack of thought into his summon.
"Oh no! He's been playing so many Malefics I forgot that his monster can inflict piercing battle damage" Jaden cried in panic holding his head.
"This isn't good, he will lose some serious life points" Banner said.
"I always knew you were a fool and now you'll see why. Cyber End Dragon attack with Super Strident Blaze" Malice shouted as his monster released the three fireballs.
The three spectators cried out Jaden's name. Jaden's face however changed from worried to happy.
"I was depending on you to attack me" Jaden told him.
"You were?" Malice replied in shock.
"All part of my plan. Knowing you would want to defeat me as soon as possible and believing I am an amateur thinking I summoned Bladedge with lack of concentration, I figured you'd attack me. I am one step ahead of you Malice" Jaden said.
"You mean Jaden pretended that he made a mistake" Syrus said with disbelief.
Cyber End Dragon's attack is just about to strike E-Hero Bladedge.
"I activate my trap card, Zero Gravity" Jaden exclaimed.
Malice was astounded. Jaden managed to trick him into thinking he made a mistake and for him to attack.
"In case you don't know what my card does, my trap targets every face up monster and switches their battle position. So your monster goes to defense position, cancelling out your attack and my monster changes to attack position" Jaden explained as the three fireballs disappeared before hitting E-Hero Bladedge.
"Very impressive but so what if you changed the positions, my monster's defense is 2800 and your monster's attack is 2600, yours is still too weak" Malice pointed out.
"Thank you captain obvious, can you end your turn" Jaden replied.
"Watch what you say Jaden, it may be the last words that'll ever leave your mouth. I am going to normal summon another new monster. I summon Malefic Soldier Dragon" Malice said as a human sized, dragon appeared. It has yellow eyes, white scaly skin of the bottom half and black thicker skin on the top. The dragon is a 4 star monster and has an attack strength of 1700 and its defense is 1200.
"Finally a Malefic that is weaker than 2000 attack but this one is different, you don't need to banish a monster in order to summon it. Why is that?" Jaden asked.
"That is because Malefic Soldier Dragon is a protector of the Malefic World or Universe in this case. I can only summon it if I have Malefic World out and since Malefic Universe is treated as Malefic World, I had no restrictions. It also has a very handy ability, if this monster is face-up on my side of the field you cannot target another Malefic monster with an attack, spell, trap or effect. This dragon will protect my stronger beasts" Malice answered.
"Great, I have to go through his first line of defense before reaching his actual damaging monsters" Jaden thought.
Malice ended his turn at last. Jaden drew his card.
"Come on J, I know you can do it" Syrus cheered.
"This is the turn where I take down your Cyber End Dragon. My last face down card has ensured that, I activate it, it's my H-Heated Heart spell card, and I'll target my Elemental Hero Bladedge giving it a 500 attack power boost and that's not all it also gets the ability to cause piercing battle damage even if the monster is in defense mode" Jaden explained as E-Hero Bladedge's power increased.
"So that's why you weren't nervous about my monster's defense being higher" Malice mumbled.
"Go Bladedge, attack his Cyber End Dragon" Jaden shouted.
The Elemental Hero ran towards the three headed machine dragon and struck it with its blades, destroying the beast and due to H-Heated Heart's effect, Malice lost 300 life points. Malice didn't move. He was upset that his mighty dragon was destroyed but since he is ready for a new plan to commence he wasn't worried.
"Your reputation is definitely seen as this duel progresses. Your moves are top class and you're even competing with a duelist who is much better and stronger than you. Coming this far in itself is commendable although you have no idea how dangerous this duel is. No one will know how good you dueled here when you leave this world" Malice said.
"You need to take a chill pill, I end my turn" Jaden replied.
13th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 3000lp
Cards in Hand: 4 Cards in Hand: 3
Banished: 7 Banished: 1
"Prepare yourself Jaden, in this move a lot will happen. First I'll activate the effect of Malefic Universe, take your pick" Malice said as he lifted up 3 cards.
Jaden chose the left one. Malice added the card to his hand and the rest was shuffled into his deck. Jaden avoided the card Malice wanted him to choose again.
"I banish my second Blue-Eyes White Dragon from my deck to special summon another Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" Malice said.
Blue-Eyes White Dragon's dark counterpart returned.
"I have a few sets of the same card, next I'll activate the spell Fallen Stars. I'll use it on my Malefic Soldier Dragon to decrease it to a two star monster however I must give up a face-up card so I'll send Malefic Paradox Mask to the graveyard" Malice explained his move.
Jaden wasn't sure why he would decrease the level of his Malefic Soldier Dragon. It wouldn't make a difference unless he going to do something that requires a low starred monster.
"I haven't told you this Jaden but I bet you didn't know that Malefic Soldier Dragon is a tuner monster did you?" Malice wondered.
"A tuner monster, what's that?" Jaden asked.
"Tuner?" Syrus also wondering.
Banner and Yubel remember well what a tuner monster is, Paradox did the same thing.
"He is going to do that new summoning. I forgot the name" Banner told Yubel.
"Whatever its name is, it can't be good. It is the type of summoning to unleash powerful monsters" Yubel replied.
"Malefic Soldier Dragon tune with Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon. The two will combine to create the ultimate defense. I synchro summon Malefic Barrier Droid in defense position!" Malice said as his machine synchro monster entered the battlefield.
"Synchro summon? That's the same move that future guy did. I remember it being used to summon some hardcore monsters" Jaden replied to the move.
Syrus was at a loss for words, he has never seen anything like that being done before.
Malefic Barrier Droid looks like a cross between a mechanized dome and a satellite. It is relatively small when compared to other Malefics, it is just a little larger than Malefic Solder Dragon was. It is silver is colour and is a 10 star monster with 0 attack and 3000 defense.
"To be 10 stars and have no attack points this thing must have a great effect," Jaden said.
"How right you are, Malefic Barrier Droid, is the best defense for my Malefic deck, you'll find out soon enough" Malice replied.
"I'll continue my move by banishing Light End Dragon from my extra deck to special summon Malefic Light End Dragon" Malice continued as his new monster appeared.
"Malefic Light End Dragon has 2600 attack and since your H-Heated Heart spell card only lasts one turn your E-Hero Bladedge is also 2600. My monster has a very handy special effect, its original form weakens itself in order to weaken an opponent's monster but in its Malefic form it becomes stronger, I'll use its effect by increasing its attack by 500 for this turn" Malice added as his Malefic Light End Dragon increased to 3100 attack.
"Now my monster attack and destroy his Elemental Hero Bladedge" Malice commanded.
Malefic Light End Dragon blasted its pure white beam at Bladedge, destroying him and causing Jaden to lose 500 life points. Jaden felt a little sting from the drain but nothing too major.
"Time for the little flaw in Malefic Light End Dragon's effect, if your monster was destroyed because I used its effect you get to draw 1 card" Malice said.
Jaden was pleased and drew his card. Malice finished up by setting one more card face down and ended his turn.
"Alright here I come, look out Malice" Jaden told him as he drew.
"I'll set 2 cards face down and end my turn" Jaden said as two cards appeared in front of him.
14th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2500lp
Cards in Hand: 2 Cards in Hand: 3
Banished: 9 Banished: 1
Malice activates the effect of Malefic Universe again gaining two cards.
"I summon another Malefic Soldier Dragon, except this time I'm going to use it differently. However I need to activate my face-down card first, it is a rare type of card that is both a trap and a monster" Malice said.
"A trap monster?" Jaden blurted out.
"Yes, I must activate it in order to continue my move so rise up my Knight of Truth. This card has an effect but I don't need it, for you see I have something far worse on its way" Malice clarified as his Knight of Truth stands tall with his weapon in his hand, he looks like a knight with golden/black armour with a katana like sword. It is a 3 star monster with only 800 attack and defense.
"I activate Double Spell, by discarding a spell card from my hand; I can get a spell card from your graveyard and add it to my hand. I know just which one I want, the fusion card Polymerization" Malice said as he held out his hand waiting for Jaden to bring it to him.
"Polymerization, he must want to fuse those two monsters together but what shall it turn in to?" Jaden wondered as he grabbed the card from his graveyard and handed it to Malice. He then returned to his spot.
"I'll continue by using the card you gave me and fuse Malefic Soldier Dragon along with Knight of Truth to form, Malefic Guardian Dragon!" Malice uttered as his two monsters combined.
When Malefic Guardian Dragon appeared, the monster looked like Knight of Truth riding on Malefic Soldier Dragon; the only difference was the dragon is a little bulkier than before.
"This monster improves Malefic Soldier Dragon's effect to an even deadlier one. It still has the same effect as Malefic Soldier Dragon on its own, you cannot target another Malefic monster as long as he is on the field and also when I remove 1 Malefic monster from my graveyard, this monster's attack is increased by 800 until the end phase" Malice explained.
"Attack my Malefic Guardian Dragon" Malice demanded, the fusion monster is going for a direct attack.
"Luckily I have this face down, my Defense Draw trap card, it reduces my battle damage to 0 and I can draw 1 card" Jaden countered.
"You have a real knack at lucky moves don't you Jaden? I'll end my turn at that" Malice replied, irritated by the ongoing moves Jaden is doing. He wanted to end this duel quickly but Jaden kept prolonging that.
"Hold up, how come you didn't attack me with Malefic Light End Dragon as well?" Jaden asked.
"Good question, Malice would have won the duel" Syrus continued on it.
"That's because of Malefic Barrier Droid's effect, as long as its face-up on the field, I can only attack with one monster each turn. By the way you duel I figured you might spring a trap so I sent my weaker monster to attack even though he is protected" Malice answered.
"Protected? What do you mean?" Jaden wondered.
"You'll find out later, go make your move" Malice replied.
"How can his monster be protected? It must be because of that Malefic Barrier Droid…oh well I'll find out soon enough" Jaden thought.
Malice waited for Jaden to finish his draw phase with his arms crossed again.
"Well here goes. My move" Jaden said as he drew a card.
"Hmm definitely not good enough yet but this will help" Jaden thought looking through the hands possibilities.
"I activate the spell card Monster Reborn to special summon Hero Kid in defense mode" Jaden said as his monster appeared.
"What! How's that possible, I don't recall sending Hero Kid to the graveyard" Malice complained.
"You don't recall it because Hero Kid was sent to the graveyard from my hand when you used Morphing Jar's effect and because he has been special summoned I can summon two more Hero kids from my deck" Jaden happily explained to a confused Malice.
Another 2 Hero Kids are special summoned in defense giving Jaden 3 monsters. He can withstand 3 attacks due to Malefic Barrier Droid's drawback in its effect. Jaden wasn't nervous at all at the moment, he seemed to be in an ok position, besides he has been in tough situations before and this duel is no different.
"I'll throw down a face down and that'll do it" Jaden said as his card appeared on the field.
15th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2500lp
Cards in Hand: 1 Cards in Hand: 3
Banished: 9 Banished: 1
"Stalling won't help you Jaden, you'll have to attack me sooner or later. My turn and I'll activate the effect of Malefic Universe" Malice said as he lifted up 3 cards, Jaden picked the middle one and the other two were put back into the deck and reshuffled.
Malice didn't even look at his hand, as if he didn't care what he had to do next. All he had on his mind is one question for Jaden.
"Jaden, what emotion do you think runs this world?" Malice asked.
"Emotion, what do you mean?" Jaden replied.
"What I mean is what feeling makes the world go round these days?" Malice asked.
"Uh I don't know…happiness?" Jaden guessed.
"Fear. That is the one emotion everyone lives by these days. Respect and honor don't exist anymore. You can't get respect if you don't have fear it's as simple as that. To survive in this world, you must make sure others are scared of you. That is what I've learnt, the weak perish and the strong survive. Why do you think all of today's youth wants to be part of a gang, or become a rapper, or be part of some mafia, because they will be strong and people will fear them, thus they get respect" Malice said to Jaden revealing of what he believes the world is like.
"That's not true" Jaden snapped.
"Really? Have you been living under a rock this whole time? Don't you see what I'm trying to tell you? What I am trying to do is right, I am creating a revelation. Sorry to say but most humans are evil. In fact every single one of them is a coward. I've seen some of the toughest people around when they're in a group but when they're alone, their heads are down. It is so pathetic" Malefic continued becoming more insane as he kept talking.
"I don't understand why you see the world like this…Drake" Jaden replied with a surprised Malice looking at him for calling him his actual name.
"Don't call me that anymore, Drake is a nobody, you have no idea what I've been through Jaden. Malice is the new me, the new tyrant of this world. Almost every day I was afraid of everyone else. I was picked on, laughed at. At first I was ok with it then it got worse. Even my so called friends turned their backs on me. I became more furious as the time went by; I went from the nicest kid in school to the absolute most dangerous kid. I was so close to my limits. Even a girl that I liked mocked me. Thank fully I left school but still, I heard the many stories of others who have been suffering, I even got called names outside of school for no reason and worse of all, the internet. Those cowards don't show their faces. That's when I realized this world is a cold and cruel. At the time I also discovered Duel Monsters, it was a big thing and I heard about this duel academy, I was very nervous of course. I wasn't sure if I was good enough but I did pass the first test and was accepted. As the years went by I enjoyed myself here, I saw you save the world plenty of times. I left Duel Academy and went to Europe where I met you. We had some good times; revenge was on the back of my mind until I met the man who made all my dreams possible, Paradox" Malice snarled as he spoke.
Malice's look changed a little, his face looked a lot meaner and insane than before, similar to Yami Marik. His eyes became even blacker with a tint of red as if he is being consumed by total darkness in the inside. Drake doesn't know who he was anymore. Jaden kept listening trying to absorb everything that Malice was saying.
"Chill out bro. Don't you think you're taking this a little too far?" Jaden asked sweat dropping.
"No way, in fact I'm not doing enough yet. First I must get rid of you, you're my only obstacle, then I can use my monsters to annihilate this world" Malice replied.
"I have to admit you may have Paradox's deck but your motives are definitely different" Jaden stated.
"Of course. I have surpassed my teacher in every way. My skills and power have gone beyond anything he had. Also all he wanted to do was get rid of duel monsters so the future tragedy didn't occur; however my plans are so much greater. I have taken it to the next level, what I am trying to accomplish is more than just about a card game" Malice said.
"He is crazy, something isn't right. His rage is unprecedented; in fact I don't think all this is coming from Drake himself" Yubel said.
"I agree, something isn't right about what he is saying" Banner agreed.
"This guy is so serious" Syrus commented.
"Jaden ask Malice about what happened after he met Paradox, how he came up with all these plans" Yubel told him.
"Ok. Say Malice how did you come up with these plans, I mean after you met Paradox" Jaden wondered.
"My, you are full of questions but I suppose I can answer this last one. After I met Paradox, I started walking towards where we were staying then I saw the city being blasted by two dragons, Cyber End Dragon and Rainbow Dragon. I took shelter then I saw you face to face with Paradox who summoned his Stardust Dragon to erase you from history. I was ready to jump in until I felt something strange, something holding me back. Luckily for you that red dragon saved you. I left after that and went back to where we were staying. I analyzed the deck, trying to come up with strategies hoping to go back to Duel Academy and kick butt. Although my deck had a different path for me, I used to constantly talk to myself, telling myself that I will make everyone pay as I held the deck in my hand. At times I would find myself saying horrible things that I wouldn't usually say. It just came out as if I didn't have any control over it. Other times I look at the deck and it would blur my vision and I could hear roaring sounds, I even attacked people. It was as if Malefics were becoming a force in itself. The power even started to frighten me; I could sense the Malefic presence of my monsters. I tried to get rid of it seeing how dangerous it was. Before I did, I thought about it first. My monsters may have some kind of possessive ability but it also contains a great power. So rather than getting rid of it, I decided to harness and control it. I never even considered of releasing the real life monsters which were in capsules at the time. So I made the decision, that I would change the world" Malice explained the story feeling out of breath.
"All this happened and I didn't even know. I'm sorry I wasn't there but you can't blame every single person. I know you went through a rough patch. You can still have a good future, put the past behind you and move on. Now you have good friends and a passion. Don't throw it all away" Jaden asserted.
"You think this is just about me? My past is only a minor part of it. I know the human race doesn't deserve any kindness back after what they did and what they're becoming. I don't have time to explain" Malice said.
"Tell me, what else do you see that's negative?" Jaden asked.
Malice ignored Jaden completely and ordered his Malefic Guardian Dragon to attack. The monster destroyed one of the Hero Kids. Jaden grunted softly as his monster is obliterated, he didn't expect the attack.
"I end my turn" Malice said.
"That wasn't very nice, sorry to say my friend; I have to stop you from what you want to do. I don't know if you see it but your Malefics have corrupted your thinking. You are not this kind of person and I'm going to bring you back, I draw" Jaden said as he began his turn.
"I summon my Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin in attack mode" Jaden said.
Malice laughed commenting on how weak that monster is.
"It may not be so strong now not until I activate the spell card, Neo-Combo. I'll explain how this card works. I can only activate it if I have a face-up Neo-Spacian monster on the field and for each Neo-Spacian I discard from my hand, the one of the field increases by 1000 more attack points. At the end phase, the monster I used this one is sent to the graveyard" Jaden said.
"I've never even heard of this card" Malice replied.
"The 2 cards I have left in my hand are both Neo-Spacians" Jaden said as he revealed them and sent them to the graveyard.
Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin's attack increased by 2000 making his total 2600. Jaden told his monster to attack Malefic Guardian Dragon. Malice smirked because just as Aqua Dolphin went onto Malice's side of the field to attack, Jaden's monster hit a red, energy wall. Negating the attack and bouncing Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin right back to Jaden's side of the field.
"What happened?" Jaden asked.
"I was sure that Jaden had him" Syrus said.
"Just look at the field" Malice told them.
Jaden looked as a red, barrier appeared coming from the left and right side of Malefic Barrier Droid who is in the middle of the field creating a wall between Jaden's side of the field and Malice's.
"A wall?" Jaden said.
"That's correct, when you attacked Malefic Barrier Droid's effect activated. When you declare an attack my monster creates this barrier which lasts for 3 turns, it protects all my Malefic monsters from any attacks, effects, spell or trap cards. It is an impenetrable wall. Once the 3 turns are up I must discard 1 card from my hand to keep it on for another 3 turns" Malice explained.
"No way" Jaden shouted.
"This isn't good; Malefic Barrier Droid has created an unbreakable wall. Jaden can't hurt Malice" Banner said in panic.
"Anything else you wish to do?" Malice asked.
"I end my turn" Jaden replied without even bothering to try to break through the wall since he has no cards in his hand and his monster goes directly to the graveyard.
16th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2500lp
Cards in Hand: 3 Cards in Hand: 0
Banished: 9 Banished: 1
"You might as well give up here and now Jaden. My field has a fool proof strategy and you have no cards in your hand and your two Hero Kids are no match for my beasts" Malice told him as he activated the effect of Malefic Universe giving him two more cards. Jaden has been incredibly lucky with picking which card isn't the one Malice really wanted him to pick when Malice activated the effect of Malefic Universe.
"I'll attack another Hero Kid with Malefic Light End Dragon" Malice said as his monster shot its white beam and destroyed Jaden's second Hero Kid.
Jaden is in a tight spot, Malice has two strong monsters and an ultimate defense. He needs a miracle.
"I'll finish up by setting one face down card. Make your move" Malice sneered.
Jaden looked at his deck. He needs a good card otherwise, Malice wins. He slowly moved his hand towards his deck and touched the top.
"There is one card that can get me out of this mess. Please, let me have it" Jaden thought as he closed his eyes and believed in his deck.
Jaden slowly drew. Banner, Yubel and Syrus all watching, giving off light sighs. They're fingers are crossed. Jaden lifted it up in front of his face and opened his eyes.
"Alright, I activate the spell, Card of Sanctity" Jaden said as he quickly activated it.
"Unbelievable" Malice replied in shock.
"Yeah J, you're the best" Syrus cheered.
"That was close" Banner said trying to relax.
"I think you know what happens now, we both get to draw until we have 6 cards in our hand. I added this card to my deck not long ago because I remember reading it that it was a part of my idol's deck, Yugi. I'm sure it saved him plenty of times too" Jaden said as he drew a fresh, full hand.
Malice too drew up a full hand.
"Time to get things really going, I summon Elemental Hero Sparkman in attack mode" Jaden said with full confidence.
"What good will that do?" Malice asked.
"Plenty because I activate an awesome spell card called, Miracle Fusion" Jaden yelled overjoyed.
Malice's face went white, wondering what fusion monster Jaden is going to special summon.
"I must banish the fusion material monsters from either my field or graveyard so I'll banish Sparkman from my field and Clayman from my graveyard to bring forth my Elemental Hero Thunder Giant" Jaden said lifting his hand in front of him as he spoke.
"I don't understand, why him. He isn't that strong in attack and he can't hurt my monsters so he is of no use to you?" Malice told him.
"You're a bit slow aren't you? I'll explain, you see my Elemental Hero Thunder Giant has an effect, when its fusion summoned I can automatically destroy a face-up monster with original attack less than him" Jaden replied.
"So what? You can't target my monsters" Malice said.
"Wrong there is one monster I can target. You see your Malefic Barrier Droid protects your other monsters but as you can clearly see it doesn't protect itself. It counteracts your Malefic Guardian Dragon's effect due to its own so I have to destroy your Malefic Barrier Droid before I can get to your other monsters and since your monster has 0 attack, which is obviously less than my Thunder Giant's, my monster's effect can target and destroy him" Jaden replied.
"No! You've found a way to destroy my ultimate defense!" Malice cried dumbstruck.
"Awesome. I can't believe he pulled it off" Syrus said relieved.
"Incredible. Jaden's dueling is very clever. He actually found a way to bypass the defense. He can still win this" Banner commented.
"Go Jaden" Yubel said.
"Go E-Hero Thunder Giant, wipe out his Malefic Barrier Droid" Jaden said as his monster's electrical attack destroyed Malefic Barrier Droid, the red barrier disappeared. Malice is open for attack again.
"That takes care of that. Go E-Hero Thunder Giant attack Malefic Guardian Dragon" Jaden demanded.
"I play a trap, Trap Mirage. With this card I can copy one trap card in either player's graveyard and I choose Negate Attack" Malice countered as Jaden's monster's attack failed.
"Oh man, fine I'll end my turn from there. Go for it" Jaden said.
17th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2500lp
Cards in Hand: 6 Cards in Hand: 4
Banished: 9 Banished: 3
"I'll be honest your move did surprise me. I thought that would have been the last strategy I would have to do and since I'm fresh out I'll just defeat you the good old fashion way, with brute force!" Malice shouted.
Malice drew a card, surprising Jaden.
"I'm not activating Malefic Universe this time; I have a full hand so it is not necessary, besides I don't want to lose by running out of cards. In this turn I'm going to destroy all your monsters Jaden, since Malefic Barrier Droid is no longer out I can attack with all my monsters again. Malefic Light End Dragon attack Elemental Hero Thunder Giant" Malice said as his beast obliterated Jaden's fusion monster causing him to lose 200 life points. Jaden didn't feel much difference thankfully due to the low point loss.
"Malefic Guardian Dragon finish it up and clear his field by destroying his last Hero Kid" Malice ordered.
Hero Kid is also gone, leaving Jaden with a field with 2 face down cards he played a few turns back.
"My demolition of your field is complete. I'll end my turn" Malice said quite pleased with the fact that Jaden is defenseless.
"Don't think you've won yet. I still have plenty of fight left in me and as long as I keep my cool and my game on, I know I can win. I draw" Jaden said not giving up hope.
"Hope all you want, it won't change the fact that you will lose" Malice sniggered.
"I activate my face down card, the continuous trap, Call of the Haunted to bring back Elemental Hero Neos to the field" Jaden said as his trademark monster was special summoned from the graveyard and ready to rumble.
"Another monster I don't recall sending to the graveyard" Malice said in surprise.
"Sometimes discarding really does help doesn't it? I drew Neos almost immediately after I returned him to the deck to fusion summon my Flare Neos. I'll just place two more cards face down and that's it for me" Jaden replied.
18th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2300lp
Cards in Hand: 6 Cards in Hand: 3
Banished: 9 Banished: 3
"Obviously you wouldn't have E-Hero Neos out unless you have some kind of plan to protect him. Once again I won't activate Malefic Universe and just draw my one card, then I'll set a card face down" Malice said being cautious. Jaden didn't move he is really fired up. He has been on a roll the last couple of turns.
"I'm not afraid of your face down cards. I'll attack all out. Go Malefic Light End Dragon; destroy his E-Hero Neos. You'll lose perfectly, your best monster is destroyed and then the rest of your life points" Malice told him as his dragon's attack is getting ready to be fired.
"Hold up I'm activating a quick spell card before you attack, it's called Wishful Attack, it allows me to choose which monster attacks this turn on your side of the field and then once that monster has attacked it ends the battle phase. I'm forcing your Malefic Guardian Dragon to attack" Jaden said pointing at it as Malefic Light End Dragon's attack fades and Malefic Guardian Dragon prepares.
"What a waste, don't you remember my monster's effect. I remove Malefic Rainbow Dragon in order to increase my monster's attack by 800" Malice said as his monster became stronger. Jaden wasn't worried but he pretended to be.
"Malefic Guardian Dragon eliminate his Neos" Malice commanded as his monster went in for the kill.
"Hehe you think I'm not ready for your attack, I was counting on your Malefic Guardian Dragon to attack with a higher attack to show you what a waste your effect was" Jaden told him.
"What?" Malice shot back.
"I activate the spell card De-fusion!" Jaden shouted thrilled about his move.
Malice's monster separated back into the original material monsters, Malefic Soldier Dragon and Knight of Truth. Malice is stunned. Syrus is happy, Banner and Yubel smiled.
"I have cancelled out your attack and your battle phase ends" Jaden told him.
"Fine I end my turn. It doesn't matter if Malefic Guardian Dragon is gone, I still have one more Malefic on the field and it is stronger than Neos plus I have two more monsters on the field, one of them having the effect that you must target him first" Malice replied.
Jaden drew a card.
"It is time for your demolition of your field. I activate the spell card Double Strike. I must decrease my Elemental Hero Neo's attack by 500 and when I do that my monster can attack twice this turn" Jaden said.
"Twice!" Malice yelled in anger.
"That's right, go Elemental Hero Neos, destroy both Malefic Soldier Dragon and Knight of Truth" Jaden declared.
Neos attacked both monsters, sending them to the graveyard and leaving a slightly anxious Malice with only 1 monster.
"I set 1 card face down and because my Double Strike card's effect is finished on the end phase my monsters attack returns to normal. Luckily for you Double Strike doesn't allow you to take battle damage this turn so your life points weren't touched" Jaden explained as he ended his turn.
19th End Phase Stats
Malice: 5600lp Jaden: 2300lp
Cards in Hand: 6 Cards in Hand: 2
Banished: 10 Banished: 3
"Lucky me" Malice said as he did his normal draw phase.
"You've survived through every plot I devised into my deck. So that means there is only one thing left to do, time to bring out the big guns and beat you with the strongest monsters in my deck and the first one is coming right now" Malice told him.
Jaden knew Malice wasn't bluffing, he is about summon something tough, really tough. Jaden started to question himself, what is he about to summon and can I beat it?
"I summon my Malefic Parallel Gear and I'm going to tune it with my Malefic Light End Dragon" Malice explained his move.
"Hold up this move looks familiar" Jaden replied as the two monsters tuned with each other.
"He is going to summon that black dragon" Banner cried.
"Be careful J, he is doing that weird summoning" Syrus yelled to him.
Malefic Parallel Gear faded and turned into two bright white spheres and began encircling Malefic Light End Dragon. As it did, Malefic Light End Dragon was in the centre of black rings as it also disappeared and turned into eight light spheres, the lights all lined up. The light represent how many stars the monster had and together it made 10 allowing Malice to summon a level 10 synchro monster.
"I synchro summon Malefic Paradox Dragon!" Malice shouted as a white explosion with pixilated blue on the surface erupted from the lights and out of the explosion came the giant black dragon.
"Oh man, this thing again. It was thanks to Yugi that this thing was destroyed now I have to find a way" Jaden thought.
"Stare into the eyes of Paradox's trademark monster. It is quite the dragon don't you agree?" Malice asked as if the question was torture to Jaden.
Jaden looked into the blood-red eyes of the dark dragon. With attack strength of 4000, it will be hard to beat.
"Attack Malefic Paradox Dragon, destroy his Neos!" Malice yelled ecstatically as he swung his arm in front of him to the side.
Malefic Paradox Dragon's white and dark blue blast is released, the power of darkness behind it, came full force at Elemental Hero Neos. Jaden's eyes went wide. He went into a martial arts position is which he defends even himself from the blast. He crossed his arms in front of his body like a shield. The blast hit Elemental Hero Neos, disintegrating him. The beam even goes beyond Neos and hits Jaden as well.
"Neos! Aaaahhh!" Jaden screamed as he is pushed back a few meters.
"JAYDEN!" Yubel, Banner and Syrus all yelled in unison.
Banner and Yubel head towards Jaden, calling his name. Jaden insisted on them staying back.
"Stay there, I'm alright" Jaden told them. He didn't want them to be put in harm's way. If Yubel interfered, she would be hurt instead of Jaden. Banner can't really do much either since he is a spirit.
Elemental Hero Neos is destroyed and Jaden lost 1500 life points. The Slifer Red duelist falls to a kneel with his head down. Even though it was a hologram, it felt so real; maybe…it was becoming real. The blast felt solid and even hurt Jaden. Jaden slowly looked up with his right eye closed. Jaden had a few noticeable minor burns on his body. Jaden is quiet as he looked at Malice who also has his head down and a purple aura around him.
"What's going on?" Jaden asked softly.
Malice looked up, he looked insane. His eyes diluted and a maniacal grin on his face.
"You lose Jaden!" Malice raved as he laughed.
This is the longest piece of writing I have done for one chapter. Don't worry none of the others will come close to this one in length but in excitement, yes they will. I hope you're enjoying the duel and asking yourselves questions such as "How did Jaden feel the blast and why is Malice transforming into a darker being as time goes on?" The answers are yet to come. Also there are more reasons on why Malice is doing this. I will try to update soon.