Chapter 5: Fight for Freedom


Me: Okay guys. This is it. The final battle, and the final chapter. Thanks so much for sticking with me so far, and I hope to continue writing for ZEXAL. But enough of that. Here's the final chapter!


Disclaimers: None whatsoever?


The two AR images then converged fully, revealing their forms. The first was a woman dressed in an armor and visor, along with another that looked like Astral, with the exception that it was female, and it was a black color, similar to Black Mist, along with the duel rules.


The Admins Final Battle - Anarchy Rules:

*All players on a team share a field of 15 card zones, one banished card zone, and one graveyard, but not hands or decks. However, cards that designate a team can use either player's deck or hand.

*Any player on a team can activate cards that have been set, or use other card effects that have been made by other teammates.

*Both teams share a Life Point Total of 8000.

*A Battle Phase cannot have any monsters attack until all six players have made a turn.

*Destiny Draw System is offline for both teams, because it is the real world.


"These two will be my teammates, Kotori, and the spirit of the Number 31 card.

"Number 31?"

"You'll see soon enough! Now, I believe the lady should go first."

The man then bowed, the AR Kotori next to the real Kotori in a pod starting her turn.


Turn1, Kotori:


"My turn. Draw."

She mechanically drew her card, no effort in hiding her robotic nature.

"Activating Angel Baton. Drawing two cards, and discarding one."

As she re-arranged the cards in her hand, she then held up one in her hand, and the one she just sent to the graveyard.

"Banishing two Plant-type monsters, Camelias and Cherry Blossoms Plant Princesses. Conditions met for the Special Summon of Rosaria, the Stately Fallen Angel."

She then placed the monster on her disk, a white armored, plant angel like hybrid being summoned.


Rosaria, the Stately Fallen Angel, Effect, Level 8, Plant, EARTH:

ATK: 2900
DEF: 2400

Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 2 Level 7 or higher Plant-Type monsters (one from your hand and one from your Graveyard). Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can negate the effects of all other face-up cards currently on the field, until the End Phase.


"Normal Summoning, Beast King of Barbaros."

"What?!"

The large lion-like beast warrior then leaped out, giving a mighty roar.


Beast King of Barbaros, Effect, Level 8, Beast Warrior, EARTH:

ATK: 3000 = 1900
DEF: 1200

You can Normal Summon/Set this card without Tributing, but its original ATK becomes 1900. You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon this card. If you do: Destroy all cards your opponent controls.


"Activating Double Summon. Additional Normal Summon can be performed. Normal Summoning, second Beast King of Barbaros."

The same armored beast then appeared, giving a menacing roar.

"Setting one card in Spell/Trap Zone. End of turn."


Hand: 0


Turn 2, Yuma:


Astral raised an eyebrow, giving an odd glance at the opponent's field.

"That's odd. 3 Level 8 Monsters, but she's not using an Xyz Summon?"

Yuma nodded, looking over the field that Kotori had.

"She's probably saving it for later, it seems more threatening to have Level 8 Monsters right now, still..."

Yuma's hand then balled into a fist, emitting a roar as he drew his next card.

"Hang in there Kotori! I'm coming to rescue you!"

Within Yuma's hand, various stratagems started forming within his head.

"Bingo. First, I summon Gagaga Magician!"

One of Yuma's signature cards then took the field, giving its classic 'Gagaga' battle cry.

"Followed by this little guy, since I control another Gagaga Monster! Here comes, Gagaga Child!"

A smaller version of the magician with red hair opposed to silver hair then appeared, giving a higher pitched version of the 'Gagaga' battle cry.

"Next, with its effect, it can become the same level as Gagaga Magician!"

The kid then took out a popsicle, eating it in a hurry, two stars turning into four stars on its sticks.


Gagaga Child:

Level 2 = Level 4


"Now, I overlay my two Gagaga Monsters!"

The two then turned into two streams of dark purple light, sailing into a galaxy portal, bursting as a result.

"Xyz Summon, Number 39: Utopia!"

The warrior Number then leaped out, unfolding his arms, giving a large battle cry.

"The rules state that we can't declare an attack until everyone has made a turn. I set two cards, and I end my turn."


Hand: 2


Turn 3, Cassius:


"Heheheheh...very well. I draw!"


A/N: This is also where New World Fool, also known as Cassius' theme, should be playing.


And with that, the man was on his way.

"I think you should be very familiar with this combo Yuma. I discard Acorno from my hand, in order to Special Summon Pinecono from my hand. But, with its own effect, Acorno can Special Summon itself from my graveyard."

The pinecone and acorn like monsters then fell onto the field, a face written with disbelief on Yuma's face.

"What the hell?!"

"I'm not quite finished yet either. I discard one Level 1 monster from my hand, allowing me to Special Summon Big One Warrior from my hand!"

An blank faced, black and green-accented armored warrior with a giant red one on its face then appeared, his index finger pointing to the sky.

"And finally, I Normal Summon Treeborn Frog from my hand!"

One of his last two cards then appeared on the field, as a frog with wings.

"Next, Full Re-Load. All players here have to shuffle their hands to their decks, and draw five new cards. But, since me and Kotori don't have a hand, we can just draw five cards."

Every other player, except the virtual Kotori's, whose expression could not be read, had a sour expression, placing their cards back into their decks, where soon enough, everyone had five cards again.

"Now, all the preparations are in place. I overlay Pinecono and Acorno, along with Big One Warrior and Treeborn Frog! Double Xyz Summon!

Two galaxy portals then opened in front of him, where he was giving a mighty roar, expelling wind in large currents. Storm clouds were forming, since the six were already in an outdoor arena that was created from the raised platform that Cassius had used earlier, lightning being formed in the sky, striking the pod that Kotori was in, an arm being reached out to her from Yuma.

"Kotori!"

Rising from the galaxy portals were two beings with crescent shaped bodies, with gold and black color schemes, both with alternate colors on both bodies, along with a steel mask, both shaped like a devil. They also held a cross using a bunch of chains, along with a circular blade of a saw in one, and the large end of a mace on another. The two Numbers, 31 and 13 then glowed, a clank of metal being heard as they fell to the ground.

"Heheheheh...appear now, the incarnations of the greatest sins of the sons of the first humans! The motives of jealousy and anger! Numbers 31: Abel's Devil, and Numbers 13: Cain's Devil!"

When Cassius' Numbers landed, he then spread his arms out, an aura of purple surrounding him, similar to something that Yuma experienced at one point, but he couldn't exactly place his finger on it. In any case, the armor that Cassius had formed from the Solid Vision started also gaining dark purple tints, along with two red Numbers glowing on both sides of his chest, his hair starting to spike a little behind him.


Number 31: Abel's Devil (TCG: Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment), Xyz, Effect, Rank 1, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 500
DEF: 500

2 Level 1 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.)Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change all monsters your opponent controls to face-up Attack Position, also all monsters your opponent currently controls must attack this card this turn, if able. While you control "Number 13: Embodiment of Crime", this card gains these effects.

* This card cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects while it has Xyz Material.

* Your opponent takes any battle damage you would have taken from attacks on this card.


Number 13: Cain's Devil (TCG: Number 13: Embodiment of Crime), Xyz, Effect, Rank 1, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 500
DEF: 500

2 Level 1 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change all monsters your opponent controls to face-up Attack Position, also all monsters your opponent currently controls must attack this card this turn, if able. While you control "Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment", this card gains these effects.

* This card cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects while it has Xyz Material.

* Your opponent takes any battle damage you would have taken from attacks on this card.


Yuma was shocked, taking a different card from his Extra Deck.

"Two Number 13s? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!"

Cassius ignored the confusion that Yuma had, holding another card in his hand.

"I activate the Continuous Spell, Blazing Battle Trail!"

Yuma's eyes then widened, where flames started surrounding the six, in a similar vein to a large ring of fire, the flames reaching as high as the clouds in the sky.

"Now, this card ignores the entirety of the whole first turn can't attack crap, and forces monsters to battle in this arena of burning hate! Utopia attacks Cain's Devil!"

The Warrior Number then charged toward the fiend, the sword clashing against the metal fiend.

"However, because of my Number's effect, not only is he not destroyed, you take the battle damage instead of me! Cain's Devil! Counterattack!"

The chainsaw blade then batted the sword away, Utopia going back to his side of the field, however, the cross that was attached via chains then wrapped the warrior under its black chains, another cross appearing behind Yuma, wrapping him as well, where the two then were raised on the same eye level, Cassius raising his arm with a sadistic grin.

"Let the execution begin! Repentance of the Damned!"

The chains then started sending purple shockwaves through the chains, shocking both Yuma and Utopia, where they both then gave out large screams of pain, Astral having some in as well.

"GAGHHHHHH!"


Team Emperors: 8000 - 2000 = 6000


Suddenly, a purple lightning sparked over Yuma's Extra Deck, along with the pod that Kotori was in as well, where three female voices then rang out in pain as well.

"AHHHHH!"

Yuma's eyes then widened, where he saw the real Kotori being shocked.

"KOTORI!"

"Say her name all you want Yuma, it won't help!"

As soon as the electric shocks stopped, Yuma fell down from the cross, landing on the ground, struggling to find his footing, looking at the Extra Deck holder next to him.

"I think, I just heard that Number we just got scream somehow...tch, but still, that really freaking hurt..."

Cassius just gave a small carefree smile, looking back at the Kotori pod, and giving a small lick on his lips.

"I shall set one card, and end my turn."


Hand: 3


Turn 4, Kagami:


Kagami then helped Yuma to his feet, where said teacher was giving Cassius a death glare.

"Look at this Cassius! Does your torturous dueling methods have a limit?! Your false claims of philanthropy and psychological thresholds?! I will make you pay for this, until you will no longer stand!"

Cassius just scoffed, giving a very condescending smile.

"Please, Yuma is the one who can't stand right now."

Kagami just gritted his teeth, placing his fingers on his deck.

"That will be rectified soon! I draw!"

As the man drew the card, he gave a wry smile as he saw it.

"First, I summon Thunder King Rai-Oh!"

A blue metal figure lined with silver then rose onto the field, thunder rumbling, and lightning bolts being emitted from the metal rings. Kagami then scanned the field in front of him.

'If this duel is to play out the exact same way, then that is what she has set right now.'

He then took one of the other cards in his hand, placing it on the field.

"Shine Palace Equip Spell, Activate! I equip this to one LIGHT monster on my field, and have it equipped to Thunder King! It raises his attack power by 700!"

Astral then had an eyebrow raised.

"Why Thunder King?"

Yuma then looked over at Astral, where he had an expression of confusion as well.

"Eh?"


Thunder King Rai-Oh:

ATK: 1900 + 700 = 2600


"I enter my Battle Phase!"

Cassius then slowly smirked, where he then fiddled with something under his arm, where a tiny click could be heard, where Thunder King then started charging the metal rings, electricity running through them, Kagami acting as if nothing had happened.

"Target is Beast King! Thunder Cannon!"

A large beam of electricity then shot out, aimed at one of Kotori's Beast Kings, where Kotori then slowly moved her arm in response.

"Quick-Play Spell Card Open. Forbidden Chalice. Negates effects of Beast King. Beast King gains original ATK plus additional 400 ATK."

The king then drank its contents, where one of his eyes widened, roaring when he did.


Beast King of Barbaros:

ATK: 1900 = 3000 + 400 = 3400


The king then held up its lance, throwing it through the beam, and the red weapon landed dead center within its ruby, where Thunder King then blew up.


Team Emperors: 6000 - 800 = 5200


Kagami then glanced over to Yuma, making some sort of signal, where Yuma understood it immediately.

"Of course! I activate my two Trap Cards! The first, Flat Lv 4! Here's how it works, since a monster was destroyed in battle, this lets us take a four star monster from our decks, and special summon it to the field, so, I choose my Gogogo Golem, in Defense Mode!"

The rock monster then rose onto the field, crossing its arms as it appeared, while Kotori took a card that slid out of her deck.

"Special Summoning, Rose Witch in Defense Position."

A woman with a green and red outfit with prickly vines for arms then appeared, shielding herself with her extended arms. Cassius simply shook his head at Yuma's trap card.

"I am terribly sorry, but I'm afraid I don't have a single Level 4 monster in my deck."

Kagami just ignored Cassius' remark, taking the card that was inserting itself out of his deck.

"I Special Summon the Fabled Rubyruda in Attack Position!"

A tengu like creature with a large mouth then flew down, flapping its wings as a red being on its back struggled to stay on. Kagami then narrowed his eyes at the player that was named "Number 31".

'Now, if I were her, I would play that card in response...'

The black colored being then took a card out of her black, Astral styled duel disk, placing it on the display.

"I Special Summon Petal Angel - Talim in attack mode!"

As the card's form started taking shape, Yuma had another revelation within his mind.

"Petal...those cards belonged to Kotori at one point! What did you do with them Cassius?!"

Cassius just ignored him, Zeke doing the same thing, and summoning another card.

"I Special Summon Temporal Seer in Defense Position!"

And with the last monster to be Special Summoned, it was a female monster dressed in lavender-colored robes that covered her face except for her eyes. A crystal ball hovered between her hands, a clock face able to be seen in it. The other trap card that Yuma had activated at the time then also glowed.

"The second trap card, Option Hunter! Our team gains life points equal to the original ATK of the destroyed Thunder King!"


Team Emperors: 5200 + 1900 = 7100


Kagami smirked as he observed the field.

"Just as planned. I activate Mind Pollutant! By discarding one monster card from my hand, I can take control of one of your monsters with the same level!"

He then revealed the card that he was going to discard.

"Harvest Angel of Wisdom, is Level 4! This allows me to take control of a Level 4 Monster, such as Petal Angel - Talim!"

Cassius' eyes then widened, seeing the girl that Number 31 just summoned walking over the other side.

"Don't tell me, you thought of that plan the entire way through, that far ahead?!"

Kagami just smirked, taking an oddly colored synchro monster card, where the tint of the card frame was teal opposed to white.

"I tune my two Level 4 Monsters!"

The tengu then turned into four rings of green light, Petal Angel - Talim being within the center of them, a large green pillar forming behind Kagami as he placed the card on his disk.

"Clustering wishes will become a new shining star! Become the path its light shines upon! Synchro Summon!"

A burst of light then appeared from the green pillar, a familiar dragon's roar being heard from within it.

"Take flight, Stardust Dragon!"

Everyone, except for Zeke, then was shocked, the familiar ace card of Yusei Fudo taking flight, giving a triumphant roar upon appearance. Yuma was awestruck, his eyes becoming somewhat teary at the sight.

"So...awesome! Stardust Dragon is in Kagami's deck?!"

Cassius growled, before pointing at the dragon with a sly smirk.

"It's not a virtual copy, I know that much. However, it seems to be a copy enough. It isn't the real deal."

Kagami growled, where he then saw the Stardust Dragon copy fizzing out a little, its indigo orbs taking a more light blue color, similar to Kagami's hair spikes.

"It may be a copy, but it doesn't mean that the copy's soul still exists! This card has a soul, and it calls out to me!"

"Skip the speech, and continue your damn turn."

Kagami scowled again at Cassius, taking one of the last few cards in his hand, and placing it on the field.

"I set one card, and end my turn."


Hand: 1


Turn 5, Number 31:


The black astral being's turn then lit up, with her scowling at Cassius.

'Thanks to that idiot, not only did Full Re-Load send my only copy of Petal Angel - Talim back into my deck, it was then stolen, and now it's in my graveyard! And to add insult to injury, I don't have a single card in my hand right now that can bring it back to my hand or field! I can't believe I am chancing it with another draw...'

She then placed a hand on her deck, ready to go, but with a small face of grimace.

"My turn! Draw!"

As she turned the card over, an evil smirk came to her face.

"It's no Monster Reborn, but this will do just fine. First, by skipping my next draw phase, I can special summon Petal Fatale - Leafa in defense position!"

A woman with bright green eyes, wearing white and green clothes that had a collar made of petals with the same color then appeared on the field, crouching with her arms in front of her as a blue aura then overtook her, indicating her battle position.


Petal Fatale - Leafa, Effect, Level 5, Spellcaster, EARTH:

ATK: 2000
DEF: 1000

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Defense Position. If this card is Special Summoned by this effect, skip your next Draw Phase. Once per turn, while this card is face-up, you can reveal the top card of your deck to your opponent. If you do, you can Special Summon one "Dual Blader - Kazuto" from your graveyard, with its ATK and DEF halved. If you control a face-up "Dual Blader - Kazuto", increase this monster's ATK and DEF by 300. Once per turn, you can increase or decrease this monster's level by one by changing the battle position of this card.


Number 31 then glanced over to Cassius, who was nodding his head, nudging his arm in her direction.

'So, that's your plan is it? Well, if you insist...'

She then took another card from her hand, placing it on the disk.

"Next, I shall Normal Summon my Petal Angel - Xeropytha!"

From the card's light was an armored female, wearing armor. Said body armor was a black, white, and pink jacket with black and pink gloves, while the bottom half of the armor consisted of mainly black and gold, with golden and white shoes. As she landed on the ground, two lances of pink materialized within her hands. As they materialized, two wings with green, white, and pink colored also sprouted out of her back, which were all made of petals as well.


Petal Angel - Xeropytha, Effect, Level 4, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1800

If this card is Normal Summoned, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase. For every monster this card destroys by battle, you can increase this monster's Level by one. After that effect has resolved, decrease the ATK and DEF of this monster by 200.


"Now, the effect of Blazing Battle Trail activates! I can switch Zeke's Temporal Seer from Defense to Attack Position, and have it attack Xeropytha!"

The woman from Zeke's field then stood up, the jewel within starting to glow, firing a beam of light at her monster, who simply shielded herself using her wing, flying towards the seer, and destroying it with an impalement from one of her lances.


Team Emperors: 7100 - 1200 = 5900


"And since Xeropytha destroyed a monster by battle, its ATK and DEF decrease by 200, but the Level goes up by one!"


Petal Angel - Xeropytha:

Level 4 + 1 = Level 5

ATK: 1800 - 200 = 1600
DEF: 1800 - 200 = 1600


"But that's not all. By discarding a LIGHT monster, such as Petal Angel - Yui from my hand to the grave, I can Special Summon Galaxy Soldier from my hand, in Defense Position!"

A small cry of helplessness was then heard as she inserted the monster into the graveyard, a golden robot like monster appearing in its place, crossing its arms, and a blue aura covering it, Yuma being shocked again.

"Galaxy Monsters?!"

"And since this card was Special Summoned, it allows me to add one other Galaxy Monster to my hand! I choose, the Galaxy Wizard. However, that is not my true goal. Instead, this is! Petal Angel - Xeropytha, Galaxy Soldier, OVERLAY!"

The two monsters then turned into streams of yellow light, entering a galaxy-esque portal.

"With my two Level 5 LIGHT Monsters, I build an Overlay Network! Xyz Summon!"

The portal then exploded, showering the field with dark black light.

"Appear now, Numbers 31! Heartbreaker!"

The Number "31" formed and flashed in purple, and the monster's sealed form arose, taking form of a crystal black heart, which started radiating with darkness. The crystal heart then cracked, before completely shattering to reveal a dark smoky wisp. The shadowy wisp started forming into a human body shape. The crystal heart started breaking apart, creating a set of arm braces, a diamond crown with a black onyx jewel that was repeatedly studded around the edges, an almost darkened purple amethyst heart pendant, and a small object that contained pink lipstick inside were formed from the black crystal heart. The wisp then turned from its original form into a female monster, who had a set of jet black hair in the shape of a broken heart (bottom of the hair was rounded with a crack in the middle) a black top that had long sleeves, and ended in a curve at the hips. She also wore a pair of tight clad pants, which showed every aspect of the female monster's arms and legs. The eyes opened, showing a set of amethyst eyes, a fringe of yellow appeared on the monster's arms and legs, while the items formed from the crystal heart started putting themselves on and around her. The Number '31' then started glowing on the Empress' hand, while the lipstick turned into a pink beam katana, and the two purple overlay units circled around her, all with both the astral spirit and the number smirking evilly.


Number 31: Heartbreaker, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1800

2 Level 5 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) If both the Xyz Materials used for the Xyz Summoning of this card were LIGHT attribute, you can draw one card. Once per turn, you can detach one Xyz Material from this card to send one Monster on your side of the field to the graveyard. If the sent monster was Level 3 or lower, this card gains the monster's original ATK and DEF. If the sent monster was Level 4 or higher, this card gains half of the monster's original ATK and DEF. If this card destroys a monster in battle, you can attach the destroyed monster as an Xyz Material to this card. If this card has no Xyz Materials attached to this card, destroy this card. If this card is destroyed, you take damage equal to the ATK of this monster.


Yuma was just shocked, making double takes between the monsters that Cassius controlled, along with the Number that was just summoned.

"HOW?! Just...HOW?!"

"Heartbreaker's effect activates! It allows me to draw one card, since both Xeropytha and Galaxy Soldier were LIGHT Monsters!"

As she drew her card, another sadistic grin was made.

"Although, this works out for me just fine. By banishing my team's Rose Witch, I can Special Summon another Petal Angel from my hand! Petal Angel - Salvia to be more precise!"

The Rose Witch then glowed a curious chromatic pattern of light, breaking apart to reveal a monster with a pair of bright blue eyes, a green garb, with hair that was also a vibrant green, a dark green hairband within it as well. Just like the other Petal Angels, a pair of green wings made of petals then opened.

"However, she is not staying for long. By detaching an Xyz Material from Heartbreaker, she gains her strength!"

One of the purple overlay units were then absorbed into the hilt of the katana, becoming a larger pink blade, slashing the green haired angel, a cry of pain being heard as it was absorbed by Heartbreaker.


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 1800 + 1200 = 3000
DEF: 1800 + 1000 = 2800


"Finally, I set two cards, and end my turn."


Hand: 1


Turn 6, Zeke:


As Zeke's turn came around, the teen's face contorted with a bit of fear as he glanced through his hand.

'Again. All through this tournament, I lost Dimensional Clock in some way or another. So, why did Full Re-Load take it away again?! Looks like things come down to this draw...'

Zeke then placed his hand on the deck again, taking a good stare, before drawing. As he turned the card over, he had a smirk.

"Hail to the king baby. I activate the ability of my Temporal Fast-Forward Foot Soldier! Since you control more than two Special Summoned Monsters, this card can be Special Summoned from my hand!"

The monster was wearing light armor, a helmet that was also covering his eyes. The armor was silver, a clockface, along with the fast-forward symbol on its spear.

"Next, Terraforming activates, allowing me to add Dimensional Clock to my hand, which I activate immediately!"

The same clockface then appeared, a low chime being heard as it appeared.

"Fast-Forward Foot Soldier's ability then activates! Based on the amount of Special Summons that you have made, the turn jump then moves forward by that amount! I count twelve made by your team, so we jump forwards by twelve turns! There's more though. If I move the turn count up with this effect while Dimensional Clock is on the field, I can add an appropriate amount of Hour Counters based on how many turns we go up by!"

The soldier then spun its spear around, placing it into the ground, where the clock started spinning around multiple times, until the counter under the clock stopped at 12:00 again.


Turn 18, Zeke:


Dimensional Clock: 12


"However, since I used the effect of my Foot Soldier, if I place ten or more Hour Counters on this Clock, I cannot Normal Summon this turn. But that's okay! Since the turn count is a little past ten, Temporal Cuckoo can be Special Summoned from my hand!"

A small cuckoo clock appeared on the field, the clock spinning before opening to show an odd pink bird-like creature.

"Now, Level 4 Temporal Fast-Forward Foot Soldier is Tuned with Level 4 Temporal Cuckoo!" Cuckoo let out a namesake noise before becoming four Level Stars. The Foot Soldier then flew through the Synchro Summon Rings that followed, becoming four Level Stars. "Between past and future is where action is held! The powerful actions of what happens now! Synchro Summon, Temporal Present Dragon!" From the flash of light, an enormous tie-dye dragon emerged. Armor adorned its body in several places, and the familiar clock symbol was present on its chest. "And upon its Synchro Summon, this dragon also gains 100 Attack Points equal to our current turn count, giving it 1800 Attack Points!" The dragon let out a loud roar.


Temporal Present Dragon:

ATK: 2000 + 1800 = 3800


"Next, Temporal Rewind Robber is banished from my hand, along with the Temporal Fast-Forward Foot Soldier that I sent to the graveyard! With this effect, I can activate one Spell Card from your graveyard, as if I used it myself! I choose Forbidden Chalice! Normally, it would be sent back to your graveyard upon activation, but since the Turn Count is a multiple of two, it is added to my hand instead, but, banished if used. The target of this card is Number 31, Abel's Devil!"

The caustic contents were then dumped all over the metal body, where it was rusting until it became grayscale.


Number 31: Abel's Devil:

ATK: 500 + 400 = 900


"Blazing Battle Trail's effect activates as well! This card forces your devil to attack my dragon!"

The cross then extended, getting caught within the teeth of the dragon, crunching it up as it opened its mouth, a rainbow light forming.

"But this time, the result shall be much different! Temporal Present Dragon, counterattack!"

More rainbow energy then gathered into Present Dragon's mouth, causing it to glow. Then, a rainbow beam of energy fired from its mouth, engulfing Abel's Devil. The blast caused it to turn to stone, then explode.


Admins: 8000 - 2900 = 5100


"Tch...it won't be that easy! I activate my Trap! Time Machine! This revives the monster that was just destroyed!"

Behind Cassius was a large metal pod, appearing from smoke, where the metal devil appeared unharmed.

"Damn...in that case, I activate Break of Night! Since there are exactly twelve hour counters on my Dimensional Clock, I can draw four cards, but, one Level 4 Monster from my hand has to be banished. I banish my Level 4 Temporal Golem!"

As the card disappeared into the light, he drew four cards, which were all glowing.

"Now, since the turn count is already at seven, I can Special Summon Temporal Doll, and if it was Special Summoned this way, he can't be destroyed in battle!"

His monster then slithered onto the field. It was a thin, sinuous body with a large, cylindrical head, a flat top that was emblazoned with a clock symbol. Its body seems to be covered in a light grey jumpsuit, and its "mouth" being a zipper. It appeared to be fairly muscular, though its arms and legs were very thin.

"Finally, I set two cards, and activate Mystical Space Typhoon! This card destroys your Battle Trail!"

The tornado then blew the continuous spell card away, where Cassius just looked at it with a wry smile, eyes closed as the flames that surrounded them were starting to settle down.

'No skin off my back. You just destroyed a less than important card in this stage of the game.'


Hand: 1


Turn 19, Kotori:


Kotori mechanically moved her hand to her deck, hesitating at first, a voice appearing in Yuma's head.

'Help...me...'

Yuma's eyes then widened, looking around, where all he got was a virtual Kotori image drawing her next card, the Field Spell behind Zeke stuck at twelve.

"So the maximum of hour counters that can be added is 12 huh?"

Yuma quietly muttered to himself, while Kotori continued.

"Trade-In, activate. Discards one Level 8 Monster. Allows the ability to draw two extra cards."

She then revealed her card, Mariña, Princess of Sunflowers, inserting it into her graveyard, taking two different cards from her deck, drawing, placing the exact same card that she played earlier onto the disk.

"Second Advance Draw activate. Discards Chirubimé, Princess of Autumn Leaves, allowing the ability to draw two extra cards."

The hand switched around again, where all Kotori had done was refresh her hand to the same amount of cards that she had at the beginning of the turn.


Hand: 6


Suddenly, an aura of four different times then started appearing, camellias, cherry blossoms, autumn maple leaves, along with a sunflower, where they then opened an Xyz Summon galaxy portal, and the monsters she had summoned earlier flying into them with three brown streams of light.

"Using three Xyz Materials, an Overlay Network is built."

Something else odd then occurred, where the image of Kotori then started breaking her robotic nature, speaking with a mix of emotion and emotionless.

"Xyz...Summon!"

The outline of a Number then took form, where a red outline was seen, forming it completely, 87, where Astral and Yuma's eyes then narrowed.

"Even Kotori had a Number..."

"Those of the lower world, submit yourselves before the ruler of the heavenly night! Bow before the great Queen! Her beauty rivals the divine, with the power that will crush all that you hold dear!"

A moon then floated behind them, with a red outline of the Number 87 completed. A cactus flower was then growing from a seed, where it was almost in bloom. When it opened, purplish pink petals were flying through the icy wind, which had contained some snowflakes. From the center, a woman with pale skin, pink hair, black leather armor, and a blue cloth that covered her number bearing midriff then rose up, waking up from a slumber by the looks of it, wielding an odd dual blade in one hand, her pale blue soulless eyes then glazing over an odd look, three aqua blue Overlay Units surrounding her.

"Appear, NOW! Numbers 87: Queen of the Night!"


Number 87: Queen of the Night, Xyz, Effect, Rank 8, Plant, WATER:

ATK: 3200
DEF: 2800

3 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects.

* Target 1 Set Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; while this card is face-up on the field, that Set card cannot be activated.

* Target 1 Plant-Type monster on the field; change that target to face-down Defense Position.

* Target 1 face-up monster on the field; that target gains 300 ATK.


"Queen of the Night's effect activates. By detaching one Overlay Unit, one face-up monster gains 300 ATK. Targeting, Number 31: Heartbreaker."

One of the blue overlay units were then absorbed into the blade, where a blue beam of light was then shot out, covering Heartbreaker.


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 3000 + 300 = 3300


Two exact copies of the same card then were produced, entering the Spell/Trap Zones of her disk.

"Two Marks of the Rose activates. With two of them, two Plant monsters must be banished from my graveyard. Banishing, Chirubimé, Princess of Autumn Leaves and, Mariña, Princess of Sunflowers. Gaining control of equipped monsters, Temporal Present Dragon, and, Number 39: Utopia."

Yuma, Astral, and Zeke's eyes all then widened, a bunch of thorny vines wrapping themselves around the Xyz and Synchro monsters, dragging them to her side. However, from the cold, unhardened stare underneath the visor, she kept going.

"Elitist Overlay, activate. This card detaches all Xyz Materials from one Xyz Monster that are of a different type than the Xyz Monster. Targeting, Number 87, detaching one, Beast King."

One of the blue overlay units around Queen of the Night then sunk into a purple portal, a large black portal hovering above Number 87, crackling.

"Next, monsters that are of the same time from the banished zone can be attached to the targeted Xyz Monster, paying 300 Life Points for each one attached."

Suddenly, four blue orbs then fell from the portal, now orbiting the Number.


The Admins: 5100 - (300 x 4 = 1200) = 3900


Number 87: Queen of the Night: 5 ORU


"After this effect, for every two overlay units attached, one monster with 2000 ATK or more from our team's field is sent to the graveyard."

The two stolen monsters then disappeared in a trail of light, shock written all over Yuma's face.

"Now she's got FIVE Overlay Units!"

The man beside her then shook his head, a fake sad expression on his face.

"I'm sorry to say Yuma, but I'm afraid that she ISN'T done just yet. Not by a long shot."

Suddenly, Yuma's eyes traced over the hand of the virtual Kotori, where the real Kotori had a red Number, glowing on the same position as the Number in question, and one specific card of hers having a crimson aura.

"No...NO! PLEASE NO!"

Suddenly, the robotic tone of virtual Kotori then broke, where a voice that was much deeper resonating, yet still containing a hint of her original voice then started yelling, where the armor that was given to her via AR was changing, into something much more different. Gone, was the original conventional armor, along with her original hair, which was now a shade of green with silver streaks, a length that was near her behind. It was replaced with a pair of pale silver shoulder pads with green lines, a dress of green that went down to her ankles, a pair of white and green high heel boots, along with a duel disk that looked like vines were literally attached to her arm, with all the duel slots being flower petals. The visor still remained, giving an eerie red glow as she placed her equally crimson card on the disk.

"Rank-Up-Magic! Barian's Force! ACTIVATE!"

" Kotori! STOP! You know that this is already dangerous enough! STOP!"

More thunder crackled in the background, Cassius laughing maniacally in the background.

"Aahhahahahaha! Too late for it now Yuma! Your fate is sealed!"

The Number then entered the distorted Chaos portal that Yuma had seen too many times for him to care at the moment, where it then exploded over the arena, an ear piercing scream from the lightning striking Kotori's pod being heard again.

"AHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Yuma turned away, where he was almost on the verge of tears.

"Stop...please!"

Suddenly, the Number's shadow could be seen, but it was still somewhat in a silhouette from the portal's darkness.

"With this Rank-Up-Magic, it Ranks Up Number 87, into a Chaos Number!"

The outline of the Number was then fully formed in red, where it immediately turned murky as a result.

"Xyz Summon!"

Yuma looked in horror, the lightning still crackling, and the sound of the tower rumbling below them. More vines were surrounding the tower, a pillar of purple light being sent into the sky, the flames that were previously around them lighting on fire again, this time with a blue tint. Suddenly, screens then started appearing on Yuma's Duel equipment, Akari on the line.

"Yu-fzt-guys! Wha-crackle-going on?! His cheating-bst- now disabled, but we can't-gzt-we're getting shut out of the system!"

Suddenly, the screen went to white noise, where all Yuma could hear was the static.

"AKARI!"

"Appear, Chaos Numbers 87! The visions of beautiful vanity, control is key! The blooming of such power shall be your downfall, and serve as eternal sustenance! Empress of the Chaotic Night!"

The familiar flower that the Queen of the Night had appeared in started to sprout from the metallic platform, a purple petaled flower at the top of the stem. A flash of light was then seen from the center, opening up, revealing the same monster, but this time, her back was sprouting with multiple green vines, her hands raised to the sky, which were now covered in white gloves. Her outfit was also changing as a result of the chaotic transformation. Now on the shoulders of the queen was a regal pink and purple cape with a fluffy white collar, red and blue hearts attached to it. Her headpiece had been replaced, a gold crown adorned with a sapphire, the red Number 87 carved into said stone. Five petals were in bright pink with heart-shaped splashes of orange on the ends and blue surrounding the orange. The pink and purple designs were closer to the flower's base. There were now four gold wings on the back, four green vines with flowers, pupils in their center, with six purple overlay units circling the base of vine.


Number C87: Empress of the Chaotic Night, Xyz, Effect, Rank 9, Plant, DARK:

ATK: 3500
DEF: 3000

4 Level 9 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) As long as this card is face-up on the field, your opponent cannot Set any cards. If this card has Number 87: Queen of the Night as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect: *Once per turn, you can detach 1 Xyz Material and activate one of the following effects; *Target 1 monster on the field, change it to face-down Defense Position. *Destroy all Set cards on the field. *Increase the ATK of all monsters you control by 500 until your opponent's next End Phase.


"Now, the queen's power shall be truly realized! With this card, you cannot set any cards, Monsters, Spells, or Traps. However, that is not all. By detaching Rosaria from this card, it can destroy all set cards on the field!"

The pupils on the flowers then grew wide, where all four buds were firing coconut-esque missiles towards all of their facedown cards. Kagami then struggled to speak as the explosions were obstructing his view.

"I don't think so! Stardust Dragon's effect activates! Victim Sanctuary!"

The white dragon then started surrounding its body with white energy, before exploding as the missiles were stopped in mid-air.

"By releasing Stardust Dragon, it negates the effect that would destroy a card on the field, and destroys the card that was going to destroy it!"

The missiles then were fired back, all aimed at the Empress, however, the other Number 31 was ready.

"And that shall be your downfall! Quick-Play Spell, Petal Burning! Since I control a Petal Monster, if an Xyz Monster of our team would be destroyed, the monster itself is not destroyed by banishing one Petal Monster from my graveyard instead!"

A silhouette of Xeropytha was shown, absorbing the blasts of the missiles, where the cry of the monster could be heard, Yuma scowling.

"You're hurting those cards!"

"But that is the very strategy that these cards revolve around! But I am not finished yet. After this card's activation, until the end of this turn, all monsters on our field gain 500 ATK, along with the ability to do piercing damage in the battles they participate in! Not only that, but if these monsters fail to destroy monsters in battle, 200 damage is dealt to you times their levels!"

Yuma then glanced over the field, where his eyes widened in response to the sight of Temporal Doll. Number 31's grin then grew wide, sadism evident within as all their monsters started getting a purple pinkish fire with petals surrounding them.

"That's right. That doll that Zeke controls has zero DEF. Not only that, since it can't be destroyed in battle, you're going to be dealt a heavy amount of damage!"


Number C87: Empress of the Chaotic Night:

ATK: 3500 + 500 = 4000


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 3300 + 500 = 3800


Petal Fatale -Leafa:

ATK: 2000 + 500 = 2500


Number 31: Abel's Devil:

ATK: 500 + 500 = 1000


Number 13: Cain's Devil:

ATK:500 + 500 = 1000


Kotori then held out a hand, hesitating with the name for a second.

"...Attack, Chaotic Night. Target is Temporal Doll."

The four buds, along with the main body, were then starting to charge an orange laser within them, panic and terror written on Yuma and Astral's faces.

"It's over..."

The lasers were all then shot, Yuma closing his eyes for the inevitable, but then, a voice then called out from below him.

'Yuma...'

His eyes shot open, where he saw his Extra Deck glowing.

'...Don't, give up. That's never like you...right?'

Yuma's eyes widened further, where he saw Kagami and Zeke next to him, giving a grin, nodding their heads.

"Never lose Hope. Watch!"

A card then glowed blue for a second, where Kagami took it with pride.

"Kuriboh! I activate your effect from my hand, where he can take the battle damage instead of us!"

The brown haired puffball then stood in front of the blast, where some stray sparks were hitting the ground, Cassius growling.

"Fine! This doesn't stop the effect damage that you will receive!"

The sparks struck them, some parts of their clothes burning a bit.


Team Emperors: 5900 - 1400 = 4500


"Tch, don't get cocky either! Heartbreaker attacks!"

The beam katana then charged towards the doll again, but this time Zeke had a smirk.

"Now, since you are declaring a second attack, I can activate my Trap! Rewind Return! First off, this destroys all the monsters we currently control!"

Gogogo Golem and Temporal Doll then were sucked up into the clock face behind them, two other clock hands spinning around, along with the graveyard slot glowing.

"With the power of time itself, I can go back in time and revive a Temporal Monster that is in my graveyard!"

The time hole then opened up from the spinning clock hands, which were now forming the hole, the dragon reappearing with a roar. Cassius just scowled as the dragon's roar blew back part of his combed hair.

"So what?! It is watered down version of Time Machine! Obliterate them Number 31!"

"No need to tell me twice!"

As the beam katana wielding femme fatale charged towards the dragon, Zeke had a smirk that never left his face the moment he had it.

"I don't think you're reading my flavor text that well. Even if you're forced to attack my monster, we won't lose this battle! My Trap increases the ATK of my Dragon by 100 for every Hour Counter, so, do the math."


Temporal Present Dragon:

ATK: 2000 + 1200 = 3200


"But that's not all either! I didn't forget how much ATK your Number has, so I'll gladly use a generous donation of yours. Forbidden Chalice! This negates your card's effect, so there goes that precious ATK boost!"


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 1800 + 500 + 400 + 300 = 3000


"Temporal Present Dragon, counterattack again!"

The rainbow blast then shot through the beam katana, where the Number simply blocked the attack with its arms.

"Even though your monster isn't destroyed, after this battle, it ends the Battle Phase!"


The Admins: 3900 - 200 = 3700


Kotori just stared blankly, a scowl forming, placing one of her last cards onto the disk.

"Nibelung's Treasure, activates. I choose one spell from my deck, and you can activate it as if it was yours. I activate Advance Draw, but its effect apply to you."

The card then appeared within the spell/trap zone of Zeke.

"One Eight star monster of ours is tributed, but our team gets to draw five cards."

He sighed, where the dragon disappeared from the field, the team taking two cards from their decks.


Yuma's Hand: 7


Kagami's Hand: 2


Zeke's Hand: 3


"Yes. But now I get to draw five cards."


Kotori's Hand: 6


Eyeing her cards carefully, she took another one, placing it on the disk.

"Triangle Network activates, where it targets 3 monsters of the same level in my graveyard. I target my 3 Level 8 Monsters, Rosaria, and the two Beast Kings. After their summon, they immediately must be overlaid for an Xyz Summon."

The three monsters then were sucked into a red portal, where a stomping of a hoof could be heard in the background.

"Xyz Summon, Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector!"


Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector, Xyz, Effect, Rank 8, Plant, LIGHT:

ATK: 2300
DEF: 3200

2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn: You can declare 1 card name; excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is the declared card, add it to your hand. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. If a card is sent from your Deck to the Graveyard by a card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 card on the field; place that target on either the top or bottom of the Deck. You can only use this effect of "Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector" once per turn.


Cassius then looked across from him, where he could see the cards in her hand.

'Of course, the cheating function that I installed for this duel gets disabled when she summons THIS card. But...a few modifications with the cards I created should work out in this situation...'

Cassius then pressed a different button on his wrist, where a small blink of red light could be seen from AR Kotori's perspective. The girl then reached for it, where it was revealed to be a card, where she activated it.

"Equip Spell, Persona Altar. By sending the top two cards of my deck to my graveyard, this card is equipped to one monster, and as a result, it changes the type of the monster to one that I declare! Alsei is now a Spellcaster Monster!"

Yellow sparkles then surrounded the plant-beast, where a calming roar was heard from its throat, Kotori taking another card that was blinking red.

"Followed by this! Rank-Down-Magic Overlay Morpher!"

Yuma, along with Astral's, eyes widened in response.

"Rank DOWN?! Is that even possible?!"


A/N: Now, before anyone calls bull, let's keep in mind that this fic is BEFORE Astral is sent to Astral World, along with Yuma dueling Eliphas. IN ANY CASE, Rank Down is technically "introduced" to them at this here point.


"Using my Alsei as the Xyz Material, I shall scale down, and summon a new Xyz Monster!"

The goat like beast then turned into a yellow stream, its overlay units covering him as it was going into a smaller galaxy portal than before.

"Appear, Rank 1, Numbers 13! The Paradise is found... now it is marching towards evolution! Release the memories of your first love! The Princess to Empress of Affections, Budding Paradise!"

From a cyan explosion of the galaxy portal, a Number outline of the same cyan color then formed, this time, forming Number 13. It then revealed the same sealed form that Number 13: Paradise had, but there were a few differences. For one, the predominant dark silver was now a brighter shade, along with a large streak of cyan blue going down the center of the form. The amethyst accents were now brighter as well, the metallic sheet that acted as a cape was now shorter, along with a reduced width, almost nearly the same shade as the amethyst accents. Soon enough, the form unfolded, revealing her true appearance. Her lavender hair was let down, now free to flow in the wind, where it was shorter, only reaching the back of her neck, braided in a pony tail, with a cyan ribbon holding it in place, where it exited the same hood like face guard that Paradise usually had. The shoulder pads were also reduced in size, where they seemed more loose, allowing a some sort of free form movement with her arms. Her general body shape had also been reduced in proportion, glowing with cyan blue. The jewel that was usually seen on her chest was replaced with a glowing cyan piece, that was dead center of her now smaller chest. She then spun around, revealing her new staff, which was now more or less a classic wooden cane, adorned with a sapphire, giving a battle cry as the blue number 13 glowed on her shoulder, four yellow overlay units surrounding her.


Number 13: Budding Paradise, Xyz, Effect, Rank 1, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 400
DEF: 200

2 Level 1 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) When this monster is targeted for an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; equip the attacking monster to this card. (Only 1 card at a time can be equipped due to this effect.) If the monster equipped to this monster is an Xyz Monster, this monster gains ATK equal to the ATK of the equipped monster, and this monster gains the effects of the equipped monster. If this card on the field would be destroyed, the monster equipped to it with this effect is destroyed, instead.


"Overlay Morpher's effect activates, where for each Xyz Monster used in the Xyz Summon, the monster gains 400 ATK for each. Only Alsei was used, so Budding Paradise gains 400 ATK."


Number 13: Budding Paradise:

ATK: 400 + 400 = 800


"Finally, I shall set two cards on our team's field, followed by Overlay Regen. This shall recover one Overlay Unit to Abel's Devil."

The two cards then appeared on Kotori's space, the spell card shooting out and attaching itself as a purple overlay unit to Number 31: Abel's Devil. At the same time, the fire that was around their monsters was starting to settle, while Stardust Dragon floated back onto their field.


Hand: 0


Number C87: Empress of the Chaotic Night:

ATK: 4000 - 500 = 3500


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 3000 = 1800 + 300 = 2100


Petal Fatale -Leafa:

ATK: 2500 - 500 = 2000


Number 31: Abel's Devil:

ATK: 1000 - 500 = 500


Number 13: Cain's Devil:

ATK:1000 - 500 = 500


Turn 20, Yuma:

The clock stood still as Yuma drew his card.


"This is really bad right now...but I won't give up! I activate Trap Booster! By discarding a card from my hand, it allows me to use a Trap right from my hand! I choose Xyz Reborn! This revives my Utopia from the graveyard!"

From the graveyard portal, the familiar warrior leaped out, the single yellow overlay unit surrounding him as he gave his triumphant battle cry.

"Next, since Overlay Eater's in the graveyard, I can activate his special ability! I banish him, and detach the only remaining Overlay Unit from Number 31: Heartbreaker!"

As the red lizard appeared, shooting its long tongue towards the last single overlay unit around Heartbreaker, the black spirit spat in disgust.

"I have no need for such a disgusting reptile. I activate my Trap Card, Overlay Shift! If a card or effect is activated that would detach an Xyz Material from a monster I control, I can change the target, like the other Number 31!"

The metal devil then moved in front of Heartbreaker, where the last purple overlay unit turned into a yellow one, circling the Number, but Cassius seemed unfazed.

"However, dear Yuma, that was part of the plan. I am well aware that if either Devil had no Xyz Materials, then it is a sitting duck, but, I had some preparations in advance. You see, when Overlay Substitute is in my graveyard, if a monster's last Xyz Material was detached because of a card effect, excluding its own effect, then I can immediately replace it by attaching it to said monster."

Yuma scowled, where the card Cassius took out of his graveyard then started circling the metal devil once more.

"However, I'm not exactly finished either. By detaching one Xyz Material from Number 13: Cain's Devil, all monsters must be forced to attack him, and you know what that means."

Looking away slightly, he once again heard the voice in his head.

'There's always a way to win, even if you don't have to fight...'

"Kotori...!"

He then noticed the cards in his hand, while Kagami just gritted his teeth.

"This, I did not expect. What now?"

Yuma simply turned his head towards him.

"We give him what he wants. I summon Gagaga Caesar!"

The blue haired authority figure of the Gagagas then entered the fray, spinning his staff as he entered.

"Yuma, let's not get too hasty."

"Trust me on this Astral. Next, since I control another Gagaga Monster, I can Special Summon Gagaga Clerk straight from my hand!"

The schoolgirl mage then leaped onto the field, blushing as she saw Caesar, covering her face with the book in her hand.

"Next, I banish Gagaga Magician from my graveyard, and, with Caesar's effect, all monsters become the same level as Gagaga Magician, Level 4!"

The silhouette of the Magician was shown in the crystal of the staff, where Caesar then lifted it high, a shower of blue light covering his monsters.


Gagaga Caesar:

Level 3 = Level 4


Gagaga Clerk:

Level 2 = Level 4


"Here goes nothing! I overlay both Gagaga Caesar and Clerk, in order to Summon a Rank 4 Xyz Monster!"

The two cards turned into orange light streams, entering the galaxy portal.

"Now, let's see what the real Paradise looks like! Appear now, Numbers 13: Paradise!"

The familiar mage then leaped out, spinning its staff around, pointing it towards Cassius as the two yellow Overlay Units circled her. Suddenly, the AR began to fuzz out a bit, where it showed the Kotori that was on the pod, on the shoulder of Paradise. Cassius froze up, stepping back a bit.

"Impossible! Your soul and mind should be trapped within the computer! How are you still conscious within the monster?!"

Kotori gave him an arrogant smirk.

"The same way I managed to hack that NPC, and give these guys Number 13: Paradise! I uploaded my soul and consciousness into the card data, and so, here I am! Yuma! Beat this guy, and get me my body back!"

Cassius just growled, before it slowly changed into a sick grin.

"Oh yeah, right. You still have to get past my ultimate strategy. You're only allowed to attack Cain's Devil, REMEMBER?"

Yuma just smirked in response.

"Oh yeah, I remember. But what if there wasn't a Battle Phase?"

Cassius' eyes widened, Yuma placing the card on his disk.

"I activate Zero Conflict! First, this card negates one monster's effects on either field. The target of this is Number C87!"

A spark ran over the field, where it then struck the Number, a cry of anguish coming from it as it went grayscale.

"Next up, I have to skip my Battle Phase, but for each monster on my team's field, all players here have to draw cards equal to the amount of monsters that didn't get to attack due to me skipping the Battle Phase! We have Numbers 39 and 13, along with Stardust Dragon, so that's three cards!"

Kagami and Zeke smirked, where they replenished their hand, along with the other team.


Kotori's Hand: 3


Yuma's Hand: 5


Cassius' Hand: 6


Kagami's Hand: 5


Number 31's Hand: 4


Zeke's Hand: 6


As Yuma drew his cards, he smirked.

'Yes, Rank-Up-Magic Numeron Force! However, with our current circumstances, I can't use it due to Zero Conflict's ability to prevent me from activating any more spells or traps. However, since I negated Number C87's effect, I'll set this on the board, so we can use it next turn!'

Yuma took the cards in his hand, placing 3 of the 4 cards he had onto the field.

"I place 3 Cards face-down, and end my turn!"


Hand: 1


Turn 21, Cassius:


Cassius looked into AR Kotori's hand, where he saw nothing but disappointment in the cards she drew.

'Dammit! Three useless monster cards, Gigaplant, Violet Witch, and Revival Rose! In that case, I'll have to take care of this situation myself!'

He then channeled his anger, his fist glowing a harsh dark purple.

"End of the line Tsukumo! You're finished! Dark...DRAW!"

The hand of Cassius' glowed a harsh purple, where when he drew the card, it was also glowing purple.

"Now Yuma...Prepare to face the wrath of a demigod, ME! First, I shall set one card. Next, I activate a Spell Card known as Armed Ring of the Dealer! One Equip Spell from my deck is activated, but it is treated as your activation, and I get to choose who gets equipped with it! I choose my Nibelung's Ring!"

A large silver ring then appeared around the neck of Stardust Dragon, immediately constricting it, along with causing it to wail in pain.

"Now, Nibelung's Ring allows you to draw an additional card during your draw phase, but Stardust Dragon's ability to attack is restricted, along with its ability. Not to mention, you cannot tribute it."

Kagami scowled, where Cassius's team started glowing green.

"And with that, Armed Ring of the Dealer restores our health by the ATK of the equipped monster!"


The Admins: 3700 + 2500 = 6200


"Next, I summon Kinka-Byo from my hand, but, with its effect, another Level 1 monster can be Special Summoned from my graveyard! I choose Big One Warrior."

The Number-faced warrior then re-appeared on the field, next to a white cat, with a ferocious shadow.

"Now, I overlay Level 1s, Kinka-Byo and Big One Warrior, to Xyz Summon this! Appear now, Numbers 63: Shamoji Soldier!"

"Just how many Numbers do you have?!"

A red number 63 flashed, before simply showing a yellow monster in an odd get-up, wielding a pair of chopsticks.

"Do you know why the tournament was such a success? This Number right here, has the power to attract crowds of people, but that effect was multiplied when it was the prize for defeating me!"

Yuma stepped back, growling.

"So, this Number was the one I saw?!"

"Yes, and honestly, it is something that I consider dead weight. But it doesn't mean it has some usefulness. Like right now! By detaching a single Overlay Unit, both teams gain 1000 Life Points!"


The Admins: 6200 + 1000 = 7200


Team Emperors: 4500 + 1000 = 5500


"But that's not my true intention. I activate Rank-Slide-Magic Equal Opportunity!"


Rank-Slide-Magic Equal Opportunity, Normal Spell:

Pay 1000 Life Points, then target one Xyz Monster on your side of the field; Xyz Summon, from your Extra Deck, one Xyz Monster that is the same rank as the targeted monster, using the targeted monster as the Xyz Material. If any Xyz Materials were detached from the targeted Xyz Monster on your field, select any number of cards from your graveyard at random, and attach them to the targeted monster, until it has Xyz Materials equal to the number of Xyz Materials that were needed to Xyz Summon the targeted monster.(Any Xyz Materials attached to that card are attached to the Special Summoned monster.) After this effect resolves, set this card on your opponent's side of the field. If your opponent activates this card, instead of sending it to the graveyard or setting this card, banish it instead. A monster special summoned by this effect gains this effect:

*If this monster battles, your opponent's monster effects cannot be activated until the end of the damage step.


"What the hell?! Now there is RANK-SLIDE?!"

"First, by paying 1000 Life Points, this card re-attaches the Xyz Material that I got rid of earlier to Shamoji Soldier, and then, I can Special Summon Xyz Monsters that have the same rank as the one I am using as the Xyz Material! Shamoji Soldier is Rank 1, so I can Xyz Summon a Rank 1 Monster!"


The Admins: 7200 - 1000 = 6200


"Appear, Rank 1, Numbers 39! This ray of darkness... now marching towards evolution! Release the memories of your cursed origin! The force of absolute perfection, Utopia Roots!"

Yuma's eyes widened in response, where the Utopia Monster that had appeared on Cassius' field was glowing with a mixture of cyan and black, him doing double takes.

"WHY?! Why do YOU have a form of Utopia?! This doesn't make any sense!"

"What does make sense right now is that Utopia Roots here has 3 Overlay Units. Now, Equal Opportunity is set on your field for next turn, but it won't live to see that turn either. I activate the card I set earlier, Mystical Space Typhoon, and destroy your recently set Rank-Slide-Magic!"

The blue tornado then blew over the area where Equal Opportunity was just set, destroying it with its gale.

"But that's not all, for I activate the card, Five Star Twilight! By tributing one Five Star Monster, such as Petal Fatale - Leafa, I can Special Summon Five Kuri monsters from my deck! I summon, Kuriboh, Kuriboh Tablet, Rainbow Kuriboh, Kuriphoton, and Kurivolt!"

As the girl flew into the portal, it split into five stars, where each Kuri monster appeared, giving its classic Kuri cry.

"How? Just HOW, do you have all these monsters?! I can understand the Kuriboh, Kuriboh Tablet, and Kurivolt, but how do you have Rainbow Kuriboh, a card that my dad used to use, Kuriphoton, Kaito's card, and Kurivolt! That is also one of my cards!"

Cassius just chuckled darkly, looking at his Kuri monsters.

"I activate Kurivolt's ability. I am fairly sure you are aware of it, so I'll detach the only two Xyz Materials from your Utopia, and Summon two more Kurivolts from my deck."

As the two yellow orbs were absorbed by Kurivolt's electricity, two more of the same Kurivolt appeared, giving the same Kuri cry.

"Now, I overlay Kuriboh, Kuriboh Tablet, Rainbow Kuriboh, Kuriphoton, and one Kurivolt, in order to Xyz Summon, First Fighter Ichigo!"

A jetpack wielding fighter with a small laser pistol appeared, floating in mid-air.

"Now, for every single Level or Rank 1 Monster on the field, he gains 1100 ATK for each one. And in case you haven't been counting..."

Zeke's eyes then darted over the field, where he suddenly saw the reason why the Rank-Down-Magic was even necessary.

"There are 6. Meaning First Fighter Ichigo gains 6600 ATK!"

The pistol was then retracted into the jetpack, where Ichigo then pulled out a humungous cannon, where a green laser was building in the middle.


First Fighter Ichigo:

ATK: 100 + 6600 = 6700


"Now, I-"

Kagami then quickly cut in.

"Since you Summoned a monster with 2000 or more ATK than our highest monster's ATK, by paying 1000 of our team's LP, I can activate this Trap card from my hand!"


Team Emperors: 5500 - 1000 = 4500


"Overpowered Consumption! Now, you have a choice Cassius. Either, A: First Fighter Ichigo is destroyed, and your team takes the full brunt of its ATK as effect damage, or B: First Fighter Ichigo's ATK becomes the ATK of the lowest ATK monster on our field, and it permanently stays there as this card is equipped with it."

Cassius just stepped back, scowling at his predicament, the life points showing up on display again.


The Admins: 6200


"I have no choice. Fine, First Fighter Ichigo's ATK is lowered."


First Fighter Ichigo:

ATK: 6700 = 2400


Cassius took one of the only cards in his hand, placing it on the disk, a dark aura slowly starting to brew around him.

"I activate Mind Control. The target of this card is Number 39: Utopia."

Yuma scowled a bit, the warrior Number disappearing from his field, reappearing on Cassius' side.

"Next, I activate Card of Demise. This allows me to draw five cards, but on the third standby phase after this card's activation, I have to send all the cards in my hand to the graveyard."

As he re-stocked his hand, a dark purple glow was seen over the backs of his five cards, a small chuckle could be heard under his breath.

"This is absolutely a mess in my head. Yet, I can also see clearly what the hell is going on here."

The dark force around him then settled around him, the aura radiating from his body, along with the recently controlled Utopia.

"I activate Overlay Debt. Since I control an Xyz Monster with no Xyz Materials attached, I can two attach monsters from my field to the monster I control, but if both of them are detached, their ATK is halved. But that's not a problem..."

As he trailed the last part of his sentence, the eyes of Cassius then became an icy blue, where he then had a demented grin placed over it.

"FOR ME AT ALL! I activate Double-Rank-Up-Magic Jealously Force! Since I control one or more Utopia Xyz Monsters, and you control a Paradise Xyz Monster, I can Xyz Summon two Xyz Monsters that have one Rank higher, with their effects negated, by detaching two Xyz Materials from the targeted Number 39: Utopia!"

The two yellow orbs then were then flying into two separate Galaxy portals that were above Utopia.

"Appear before us, Numbers C31: Heartbreaker - Widow Havisham, and Numbers C13: Lost Paradise!"

"Say what?!"

The Kotori on the shoulder of Number 13: Paradise just scowled, where the two monsters appeared from the Galaxy portals. Widow Havisham was a woman wielding a lance with a purple laser blade in a blackened wedding dress, while Lost Paradise was a mirror image of the original Paradise, with the exception of all of its colors being inverted as a result, the Number on her shoulder still the same color however, but a demented grin was on her face instead.

"However, since Utopia now has no Overlay Units, I can also proceed to Rank HIM Up as well! Chaos Xyz Change! Appear now, Number C39: Utopia Ray V!"

"Nani?!"

The shot of the Barian gate was then shown, breaking open, revealing the dark crimson warrior Number, spinning its sword around.

"As a result however, the ATK of Utopia Ray V is halved."


Number C39: Utopia Ray V:

ATK: 2600 ÷ 2 = 1300


"I'm still not close to finished though. I activate Rank-Slide-Magic Rainbow Onslaught! I use Lost Paradise as the Xyz Material, in order to Xyz Change Again!"

The inverted color version of the monster started cracking, before breaking apart, revealing the true Chaos form, clad in the same scarlet as its male counterpart, two chaos overlay units surrounding her.

"This, is the true Chaos form. Numbers C13: True Paradise V!"


Number C13: True Paradise V, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 2500
DEF: 1500

3 Level 5 Monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) When this card in its owner's possession is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle, or by card effect): You can target 1 Xyz Monster in your Graveyard; return that target to the Extra Deck. While this card is equipped to a monster, that monster's effects cannot be negated. If the equipped monster destroys an opponent's monster(s) by battle or by its effect: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to half the equipped monster's ATK. If this card has a "Paradise" monster as an Xyz Material, it gains these effects.

* Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Number 39: Utopia" or "Number C39: Utopia Ray V" in your Graveyard: Special Summon that target, and if you do, attach the detached Xyz Material to it as an Xyz Material.

* You can target 1 "Number C39: Utopia Ray V" you control; equip this monster you control to that target. (Xyz Materials attached to this card are also attached to the equipped monster as Xyz Materials.)


"Next, I activate the effect of First Fighter Ichigo! By detaching one Xyz Material, I can Special Summon Level 1 Monsters from my hand and graveyard. I Special Summon Pinecono from my graveyard and Mystic Piper from my hand!"

As the familiar Pinecone-esque monster took the field, an odd purple jester holding a flute also appeared, playing a catchy tune upon summon.

"However, by tributing my Mystic Piper, I can draw one card, and reveal it to you, and if it happens to be another Level 1 monster, then I can draw again!"

He then took the card from his deck, showing it off with glee.

"Well, I'll be! Battle Fader! This allows me to draw once more!"

As he drew his next card, he then point to the AR Kotori on his side.

"Now Kotori, activate your card!"

The AR Kotori just stood still.

"I said activate it! Don't just-"

"Sorry, but I'm afraid I don't take orders from the likes of you!"

Cassius whipped his head back at the Kotori that was with Yuma, where she had an arrogant smirk.

"Damn you, fine! I'll just activate it myself! Reveal Trap Card, Brutal Potion! This card is equipped to Utopia Ray V!"

An odd container of caustic blue liquids then appeared in the hand of Utopia Ray V, where he crushed it, gaining a dark blue aura, red sparks conducting over his body.

"Next, I activate the effect of True Paradise V, equipping her to Utopia Ray V!"

The empress then clapped her hands, changing into a crimson mass of energy, circling around Utopia Ray V, where she then turned back into her normal form, her arms wrapped around his neck.

"Now, since she's equipped to this Utopia Ray V, her two Overlay Units are transferred to him!"

The two crystal Chaos Overlay Units then fell, surrounding him.

"Next, I detach one of Empress of Chaotic Night's Xyz Materials, where all our monsters gain 500 ATK!"

Another one of the purple overlay units was absorbed into one of the Empress' flower pupils, where it then shot a laser high into the sky, where multiple purple pillars of light rained down on all of their monsters, increasing their strength upon contact.


Number C87: Empress of Chaotic Night:

ATK: 3500 + 500 = 4000


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 2100 + 500 = 2600


Number 31: Abel's Devil:

ATK: 500 + 500 = 1000


Number 13: Cain's Devil:

ATK: 500 + 500 = 1000


Number 13: Budding Paradise:

ATK: 800 + 500 = 1300


Number C31: Heartbreaker - Widow Havisham:

ATK: 1800 + 500 = 2300


Number 39: Utopia Roots:

ATK: 500 + 500 = 1000


Number C39: Utopia Ray V:

ATK: 1300 + 500 = 1800


"Now, by detaching the one Kurivolt that was attached earlier, I can destroy one monster, such as your version of Paradise!"

One of the chaos overlay units was absorbed into the hand of Utopia Ray V, where he started spinning his two swords around.

"Seem familiar Tsukumo?! Now suffer the same fate! V Blade SHOOT!"

The two spinning blades then were thrown, destroying the spellcaster Number, along with the screams of Kotori being heard in the wind.

"AGHHHH!"


Team Emperors: 4500 - 2400 = 2100


"Kotori! Tch, I activate the effect of Damage Mage in my hand! I can Special Summon her, and increase our team's Life Points by the amount of damage we just took!"

A cloaked mage with a wing of yellow appeared, crossing her arms on the field.


Team Emperors: 2100 + 2400 = 4500


"Brutal Potion, activate! Since you took damage from a card effect, this card increases the ATK of Utopia Ray V by 1000 until the End Phase!"


Number C39: Utopia Ray V:

ATK: 1800 + 1000 = 2800


"Not only that, but the effect of Paradise V activates, where damage is inflicted equal to half the ATK of Utopia Ray V!"

The Chaos form of Paradise then held the staff in her hands, where she fired a scarlet beam towards their team's feet, kicking up dust as it impacted the ground.

"GAH!"


Team Emperors: 4500 - 1400 = 3100


"Finally, just to make sure, I activate the Spell Card, Mini-Guts!"


Mini-Guts, Normal Spell:

Modified Anime Effect: Tribute 1 monster, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes 0 until the End Phase. This turn, when it is destroyed and sent to their Graveyard: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to its original ATK in the Graveyard.


"The target is your fairly useless Stardust Dragon!"

The pinecone was then turned into an orange energy stream, where he then shot out towards Stardust Dragon, impacting him, and causing the dragon to cry out in pain.


Stardust Dragon:

ATK: 2500 - 2500 = 0


"Utopia Ray V! Attack Stardust Dragon!"

Yuma quickly recovered in time, pressing a button on his disk.

"Fat Chance! I activate a trap! Negate Attack, and the Battle Phase!"

The attack of Utopia Ray V then cleaved through a portal of wind, where Cassius acted quickly as the Main Phase 2 display came up.

"No you don't! I activate a Spell known as Impact Revive! I can only activate this card if exactly one monster was destroyed during this turn! It is Special Summoned to your side of the field with 500 extra ATK, and then, I get to conduct a second Battle Phase!"

"You can't be serious!"

The previously destroyed Number 13: Paradise then appeared on their field, although she seemed more tired as a result of the battle beforehand.


Number 13: Paradise:

ATK: 2400 + 500 = 2900


"Now, let's try this again. Utopia Ray V attacks Stardust Dragon!"

Yuma stepped back instinctively in fear, where a voice was then heard in his head.

'See Yuma? It is impossible to face me. You could have been passive about this whole mess, but no. You had to go be a big damn hero. Well, let's see how well that hero business works out when you lose everything you hold dear!'

The blades of Utopia Ray V then impacted Stardust Dragon, an explosion being heard as they collided, Cassius laughing in the background.

"And with that, you are dead! Ahahahahaha!"

As the smoke began to settle, he then saw a hint of white.

"What?! No, that's impossible! You couldn't have survived! I made every single precaution against that dragon!"

The smoke then disappeared, where Stardust Dragon was still standing, giving a somewhat triumphant roar as he did, where Yuma had his hand out, a green colored card still glowing.

"You triggered the effect of my Quick-Play Spell, Dark Spell Regeneration!"

Number 31 growled, various flashbacks showing up within her mind.

"That damn, blasted card!"

"When you declared an attack, I was able to activate a Spell card from either of our graveyards, and the one that I chose to activate was your recently used Mini-Guts, tributing my Damage Mage, and making Utopia Ray V's ATK equal to 0!"


Number C39: Utopia Ray V:

ATK: 0


"This means neither of us take any damage, and neither monster is destroyed!"

"But I still have seven more monsters ready! Empress of Chaotic Night, attack!"

The lasers then started building up again, firing towards them.

"I'm still not giving up either! Trap card, open! Depth Amulet! Now, by either of our team members discarding one card, we can negate the attack! Zeke, can you spare a few cards?"

"No problem. I discard one card, and negate the attack of Number C87!"


Zeke's Hand: 5


"Grr...Widow Havisham attack!"

The laser blade then extended, trying to cleave the dragon apart as it came down.

"I discard another card, and negate your attack!"


Zeke's Hand: 4


"Budding Paradise, attack!"

The mage's staff was then building up a beam of cyan energy, firing it at Stardust Dragon.

"I discard, another card!"


Zeke's Hand: 3


"You're running low on cards. Utopia Roots, attack with Rising Sun Roots Slash!"

"Again, I discard another card!"


Zeke's Hand: 2


"First Fighter Ichigo, attack!"

The cannon then fired a large green laser sphere, impacting a barrier made by Zeke discarding another card.


Zeke's Hand: 1


"Now, the last card in your hand. Heartbreaker, attack!"

The beam katana then charged up, attacking the dragon.

"I discard my final card, and negate your attack!"


Zeke's Hand: 0


"That was your last card, and your last chance of winning. Cain's Devil, suck them dry!"

As the cross underneath the metal fiend started bounding the dragon, Zeke intervented.

"Now, since I have no cards in my hand, along with 12 Hour Counters, by removing 6 of them, Temporal Rewind Turtle's effect activates in my graveyard! By destroying one of our monsters, I can end the Battle Phase!"

Stardust Dragon then exploded in an array of particles, but a red lightning bolt from overhead struck all three of them.

"You fools! Mini-Guts was still in effect!"


Team Emperors: 3100 - 2500 = 600


"I end my turn."


Hand: 1


Number C87: Empress of Chaotic Night:

ATK: 4000 - 500 = 3500


Number 31: Heartbreaker:

ATK: 2600 - 500 = 2100


Number 31: Abel's Devil:

ATK: 1000 - 500 = 500


Number 13: Cain's Devil:

ATK: 1000 - 500 = 500


Number 13: Budding Paradise:

ATK: 1300 - 500 = 800


Number C31: Heartbreaker - Widow Havisham:

ATK: 2300 - 500 = 1800


Number 39: Utopia Roots:

ATK: 1000 - 500 = 500


Number C39: Utopia Ray V:

ATK: 0 = 1300


Turn 22, Kagami:


The clock then finally chimed again as Kagami drew his next card.


Dimensional Clock: 7 Hour Counters


"This is it. The last turn. First, I activate Overlay Capture! This card will detach all Xyz Material from an Xyz Monster! I choose Number 3-"

Number 31 then quickly interrupted him, inserting a card into her graveyard.

"Overlay Infection Seed activates from my hand. If you activate a card effect that would detach Xyz Materials, I can discard this card from my hand. Now you cannot target Number 31: Heartbreaker with this effect, and if possible, you must detach the Xyz Material from another monster with the same rank as the one I targeted."

Kagami then smirked.

"Who said my aim was your Heartbreaker? The card that's losing its Xyz Materials, if Number C39: Utopia Ray V!"

The two overlay units around the chaos number then dissolved, one card being sent back into Yuma's graveyard.

"Now, Overlay Capture is attached to Number 13 as an Xyz Material!"

The spell card then turned into a yellow overlay unit, circling the mage.

"Next, I activate Black and White Aid! I can target one Synchro Monster on my field or in my graveyard, and attach it to an Xyz Monster right now by paying half our LP!


Team Emperors: 600 ÷ 2 =300


"So with this, I attach our Stardust Dragon to Paradise!"

The cry of the familiar dragon could be heard, attaching itself as a yellow overlay unit to Paradise.

"The conditions are now properly met. I activate Black and White Wave! Since there is a Synchro Monster attached to an Xyz Monster on my field, I can banish one card! The first card I'm choosing to banish is Number 13: Cain's Devil!"

The Stardust Dragon reformed as a golden being, shooting a beam of the same color from its maw, removing the metal fiend from play.

"And with that, I can draw one card!"

As he turned his new card over, he had a look of contentment.

"The card I drew was Spell Salvager, and with its effect, if he was drawn out of draw phase by a Spell Card effect, I can add the exact same card that drew him into my hand. But it won't stay in there for long either, for I activate Black and White Wave again, and this time, banish your Chaotic Empress!"

Once again, the Stardust Dragon appeared, shooting another golden beam, and banishing the plant queen.

"And so, I draw once again!"

As he drew his card, the grins never stopped.

"I activate Magical Stone Excavation! I discard two cards from my hand, such as Hyper Synchron and Book of Eclipse, to add Black and White Wave to my hand again, which I also activate again! The target of banishment this time is Utopia Ray V!"

The gold beam then struck the warrior, but instead of just the Chaos Number disappearing, the equipped Chaos Number also cried out in pain as it was banished.

"So, one more time!"


Kagami's Hand: 3


"Now, I Normal Summon Spell Salvager from my hand!"


Spell Salvager, Tuner, Effect, Level 4, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 100
DEF: 200

If this card was drawn out of the Normal Draw from your Draw Phase, and was drawn by the effect of a Spell Card, you can add the card that was used to draw this card to your hand. Once per duel, while this card is face-up on the field, you can add one Normal Spell from your deck to your hand. If this card is destroyed by the effect of a Spell Card, you can activate one Spell Card from your hand, deck, or graveyard.


"Now, since I have Spell Salvager on my field, I can add a Normal Spell to my hand. I choose Rank-Up-Magic Distortion Force!"

Yuma raised an eyebrow as Kagami added the card to his hand.

"Next, the Spell Card, Dark Hole! This card destroys every single monster on the field!"

A black hole then opened up in front of all six of them, where all the monsters then were sucked into it, destroyed upon contact with the high gravity, but Number 31 struggled a bit.

"And since Heartbreaker was destroyed, you take the full brunt of its current ATK!"


The Admins: 6200 - 2100 = 4100


"I refuse to let this farce end here! I activate a Trap! Rank-Up Call! This card can only be activated when both of our teams had Xyz Monsters destroyed by a card effect! Both of us target an Xyz Monster we controlled that was destroyed, and Special Summon them, and if any other monsters were caught in the crossfire, they're attached to the monsters we control! I choose Number 31: Heartbreaker!"

As Paradise and Heartbreaker were revived, a single yellow Overlay Unit surrounded Paradise, while five other purple orbs surrounded Heartbreaker. However, a slot from AR Kotori's graveyard was then glowing.

"However, if there is a "Rank-Up-Magic" Spell Card in our team's graveyard, then it can be activated, and there is! Barian's Force!"

A black portal opened, the dark number's sealed form sinking into it. The Barian gate was also again shown.

"Chaos Xyz Change! Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V!"

The gate broke open once again, the monster revealed behind it as well. A two arms then were opened, revealing a completely brand new dress, but was completely covered in black stains, compared to a wedding gown's white. A single bat like wing then also sprouted, amongst her dress, which slowly was surrounded in a steel wireframe skirt. A crown of metal then emerged on her head, black hair also emerging from the back of her head. An axe like staff then fell from the sky landing in front of her, the Number 31 glowing on the blade. She lifted it with both hands, though it still seemed heavy, leaving the axe to lean near the ground while she had a firm grip upon the handle.


Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V, Xyz, Effect, Rank 6, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1900
DEF: 1900

3 Level 6 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) This card gains half of the total original ATK and DEF of the Xyz Materials attached to this card. If an Xyz Material is detached from this card, decrease this monster's ATK and DEF by half of the detached monster's original ATK and DEF. At the end of each Battle Phase, detach one Xyz Material from this card. If this card has one or less Xyz Materials, halve your Life Points during your Standby Phase(s). While this card has a "Number 31: Heartbreaker" as an Xyz Material, you can activate the following effect:

Once per turn: You can detach one Xyz Material from this card. Target one Xyz Monster on your side of the field, and equip that monster to this card(Xyz Materials attached to that card are now attached to this card.). While this card it is equipped with the targeted Xyz Monster, this card gains half of the Monster's original ATK and DEF. At the end of a battle involving this card, send the equipped monster to the graveyard.


"Now, Barian's Force detaches the last Xyz Material from Paradise, and Estella V gains half of the original ATK and DEF of the Xyz Materials attached!"


Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V:

ATK: 1900 + ((400 + 500 + 500 + 100 + 1800 + 1800 + 100) ÷ 2) = 4500
DEF: 1900 + ((200 + 100 + 500 + 1100 + 1800 + 1800 + 200) ÷ 2) = 4750


"Now what do you do now Kagami?!"

Kagami just stared silently, before another smile was cracked.

"Well, this makes the plan a hell of a lot easier."

"WHAT?!"

Kagami then took a card that flew from Yuma's deck, activating it.

"I had many options to choose from, and each one involved getting Paradise back from the graveyard, but you just spelled out your doom, even without the use of this card. Since Spell Salvager was destroyed by a Spell Card, I could activate a Spell Card from the deck, hand, or graveyard. From Yuma's deck, I activate Overlay Regen! This attaches itself as an Xyz Material to Number 13: Paradise!"

The Spell card then hovered around, before becoming an Xyz Material for Paradise, circling as a yellow orb again.

"Now, I activate my own Rank-Up-Magic! Go, Rank-Up-Magic Distortion Force! I rebuild the Overlay Network with Number 13: Paradise!"

The monster then turned into a golden stream of light, shooting into the thunder cloud covered sky, where it then exploded with a cyan light portal, Kagami's arm raised high.

"Chaos Distortion Xyz Change!"

The blue number again appeared murky, where it showed the base form of Paradise, her arms outward.

"Appear, Chaos Numbers 13! Seize the virtues that shine in the future, overlapping thoughts, connected hearts shall change the world, for Paradise! Queen of Devotion - True Paradise Virtue!"

Her right arm was then covered in a gauntlet of a sapphire color, which was covered by a bracer that was silver and amethyst colored, which were also covering her other arm, a lavender metal glove covering her hand. Her left leg was also becoming covered in armor, with high heeled boots and shin guards that were shaped like a heart, with silver and amethyst coloring, held by gold colored bolts and plating. Her body armor was then starting to cover her mid-section, rising up, her breastplate donned in silver, with the aforementioned silver, and amethyst accents, some gold also holding her armor together. Her hair then retracted into a sort of bun, where her helmet was then attached. It was in five prominent gold spikes, her face being covered by a more protective sapphire faceguard, where she then revealed her pink, heart shaped shoulder attachments, with sapphires embedded into them, along with her sapphire colored cape.


Number C13: True Paradise Virtue, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 2700
DEF: 2100

3 Level 5 monsters

(Added Anime Effect: Cannot be destroyed by battle except with "Number" monsters.) You can target 1 "Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory" you control; equip this monster on the field to that target. (Xyz Materials attached to this card also become Xyz Materials on the equipped monster.) The equipped monster cannot be targeted or destroyed by card effects, also the ATK of any opponent's monster it battles becomes 0 during damage calculation only. If this card has a "Paradise" monster as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect. *rest of the effect is indecipherable*

Once per turn: You can detach Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 "Utopia" monster from your Extra Deck or Graveyard. Its effects are negated, and attach the detached Xyz Material to it as an Xyz Material..


"Next, I activate the effect of Paradise Virtue! She can revive one Utopia monster from the graveyard with its effects negated by detaching one Xyz Material!"

Suddenly, her two arms took out a pair of staves, one gold, with a ruby at its center, and one silver, with a sapphire at its center, aiming them at the ground. One yellow Xyz Material entered the center of her chest, where a graveyard portal opened up, and the familiar warrior number appeared, giving its classic battle cry. Number 31's eyes widened in surprise.

"No, this can't be happening!"

An image of Kotori then appeared, but not on the shoulder of Paradise Virtue, but as a holographic image as part of Paradise Virtue's face.

"Now Yuma! Finish this guy off!"

Yuma nodded, pressing a button on his disk.

"I activate a Rank-Up-Magic as well! Rank-Up-Magic Numeron Force!"

Cassius' eyes widened.

"What?! I never got lick of you owning one other than Limited Barian Force!"

Utopia then entered the skies as a gold stream of light, where he then exploded in a cyan explosion, revealing his chaos form as well.

"Numbers C39: Utopia Ray Victory!"

The Rank-Up-Magic stayed on the field, where it then shone a white light over Estella V.

"Now, with this Rank-Up-Magic, it negates the effects of all other cards other than Numeron Force and Utopia Ray Victory!"

"But you have just negated the effects of True Paradise Virtue!"

The white light proceeded to shine over Paradise Virtue, where she then opened a portal by slashing a space in front of her, where the white light was absorbed into it, Kagami boasting at the seams.

"Not exactly, Distortion Force allows the summoned Xyz Monster to have its effects protected, so Numeron Force doesn't negate the effects of Paradise Virtue! Can't say the same for your Numbers however."


Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V:

ATK: 4500 = 1900
DEF: 4750 = 1900


"Now, I equip Utopia Ray Victory with True Paradise Virtue!"

The empress clapped her hands again, her two staves turning into four, where their ends were put together, forming two gold and silver staves that had a ruby and sapphire on opposite ends. She then started turning into a sapphire colored stream, swirling around Utopia Ray Victory, where she had two arms wrapped around his neck, along with two free arms holding the combined staves.

"Now, it is time for battle!"

Utopia Ray Victory then opened its extra arm compartments, where it then raised its swords, Yuma doing a fistpump.

"Now you guys can't activate any Spells or Traps until the end of a Damage Step, and then, by detaching an Xyz Material from Utopia Ray Victory, he gains the ATK of the Monster he battling!"

One of the three yellow orbs then were absorbed into his chest, a flaming aura surrounding him.

"Victory Charge!"


Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory:

ATK: 2800 + 1900 = 4700


"Yuma!"

Yuma suddenly looked up, where he saw Kotori floating down next to him, covering herself as she floated down, but when she landed she gave a thumbs up.

"Mind if I say something?"

He smirked, giving her a thumbs up in return.

"Go for it!"

"You got it! True Paradise Virtue's effect activates! Since she's equipped to him, Utopia Ray Victory can't be targeted or destroyed by card effects, and the ATK of any monster he battles becomes 0!"

Kotori and Yuma's faces then lined up, where Paradise Virtue's staves raised in the air with a bright gold light.

"Virtue Saturation!"

The light rained down, where Estella V looked away, hissing, along with Cassius and Number 31.


Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V:

ATK: 1900 = 0


Kagami, Zeke, Yuma, and Kotori then all lined up together, watching all the swords and staves raised in the air before the dark Number, all of them shouting the attack name together.

"We're going to bring it! Rising Sun Virtue Victory Velocity Slash!"

The swords cleaved the Number in multiple pieces, where the beams of light that were shot from the staves punched many holes through the Number as well, causing a large explosion, knocking Cassius and Number 31 off of their feet, both of them slamming into the edge guard of the raised platform, but the AR Kotori that Cassius created still standing.


The Admins: 4100 - 4700 = 0 LOSE

Team Emperors: 300


As Cassius landed, he sat up weakly, seeing his Kotori AR disappearing.

"KOTORI! NOOOO!"

The armor that was on the AR Kotori disappeared, revealing her true form, where she turned back, giving a smile as she faded away.

"I still need you..."

When the image was gone, Cassius fell back down, groaning weakly. On the other side, the Kotori image in front of Yuma smiled, where she was also fading away.

"The computer will re-upload everything back into my main memories. I'll be waking up before you know it."

Yuma smiled, where she then faded away along with the AR display. The three of them rushed towards the pod she was in, where it opened up, Kotori stepping out, still a bit shaky, but still having the ability to notice things.

"Are you alright Kotori?"

She then looked to Yuma, where her vision was somewhat blurry, but when she was able to focus hard enough, she was able to see Yuma clearly.

"Yuma...thank you!"

She then leaped towards him in a hug, where Yuma caught her, somewhat surprised, but still accepting the embrace, comforting her as she was still crying from the whole experience.

"Kotori...I'm so glad you are safe."

As the two enjoyed their moment, Zeke and Kagami then breathed, giving each other a fist bump.

"Looks like our mission was a success. That disaster will not happen here."

From the side, Astral stood above Cassius and Number 31, holding a palm out.

"The Numbers that you have been plagued with, and the Numbers you continue to distribute, they shall no longer be a part of your evil schemes."

A force was then expelled over Cassius and Number 31, where the Number cards and their various Rank modified versions were all flying into his hand, Number 13: Cain's Devil, Number 31: Abel's Devil, Number 87: Queen of the Night, Number C87: Empress of the Chaotic Night, and Number 13: Budding Paradise, which was covered in a pink light, glowing, a voice calling out to him.

'Astral...'

He then listened intently, taking the card, along with the original Paradise card he received earlier.

'Release their powers...channel your energy into these cards...and set the memories of your first love free...'

He remembered hearing that from the Duel, but nonetheless, he stood a good foot from the cards, where he then stuck his arm out, a large wind being produced, and the two cards glowing white, shooting a pink beam of light into the sky. When it settled, descending from the sky was a being similar to him. It was clearly female, having a curvier body, long pink hair, and a small chest (akin to Kotori's). Then, her eyes slowly opened. While her right eye was the same pink as her body, her left eye had a bright blue iris and white sclera. She blinked, looking at Astral, where she then tackle hugged him.

"Astral...I missed you, and now, I'm back!"

Memories were instantly coming back to both Yuma and Kotori, along with Astral, who simply held back some of his tears as he hugged her back.

"Sorry for not doing anything earlier Mia...but, what about Number 31? In fact, why is there multiple versions of Number 13 and 31?"

She then choked a bit, where she glanced at her hands, an odd white glow coming from them.

"I...don't know. I'm not exactly sure myself. But I do know something. We must get rid of that other Number 31, right now."

Suddenly, an evil snicker could be heard from below them, where everyone instinctively stepped back. Number 31 then stood up, where her form then started changing considerably. She no longer looked exactly like Mia, but now had some form differences. Her body was still black, but her long hair had swept past her back, fanned out with a small flicker spiked in a curve. Two black wings sprouted from her back, one shaped like a bat's wing, and the other, more suited to be like an angel's. Her eyes then opened, one pupil being completely black, the other was turquoise. The red sparks still surrounded her, before they were sent into the conductor, the crest of the Barian World.

"You, think it will be that easy? I won't let you best me for a third time MIA!"

"You can say that again for me too..."

Everyone, including the attention of Number 31, who had a smug expression on her face, looked at the beaten man, who then weakly stood up. The first thing they realized was that the armor he was wearing during the duel was not gone, therefore, it was actually a part of his clothes. More importantly, his pair of glasses had been destroyed from the impact of the duel, where they were rattled on the floor. Yuma, Kagami, Zeke, and Astral's jaws all dropped to the floor, where Kotori and Mia placed a hand over their mouths to try and contain their shock and surprise. Cassius' hair had also been loosened from the impact, where they were now standing in tandem, where Yuma swore he was looking in a mirror. That's when every single moment during the duel made sense, including the reason why Cassius had Utopia Ray V, along with Utopia Roots. A lightning bolt careened across the sky, thunder rumbling as a laugh was creeping in his throat.

"...so you finally figured it out huh?"

"No...way...You, you just can't be, who I think you are!"

The man's hair then turned from brown to black and red. It solidified the truth.

"But I am...I..."

Another thunderbolt cracked across the sky, a sick grin across both Number 31 and the man's faces.

"Am you, Yuma."


Fanmade/Anime Cards:

Angel Baton, Normal Spell:

Draw 2 cards, then send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard.

Full Re-Load, Normal Spell:

Both players return all the cards in their hands to their decks. Shuffle your decks, and then draw five cards.

Blazing Battle Trail, Continuous Spell:

During each Battle Phase: Switch all Defense Position monsters that you and your opponent controls to Attack Position. Each turn, one monster your opponent controls that can attack a face-up monster you control must attack it, and cannot otherwise attack. Your opponent can also activate this face-up card's effect, and follow this card text as if they had used it themselves. If it is on Turn 1 that this card is activated, you can apply this effect, but none of your monsters can attack.

Flat Lv 4, Normal Trap:

Activate only if a monster is destroyed by battle. Both players can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from their Deck.

Petal Angel - Talim, Effect, Level 4, Fairy, WIND:

ATK: 1350
DEF: 1300

If this card was used for the Xyz summoning of a "Petal" Monster, reduce one of your opponent's Xyz monster's ATK and DEF to 0.

Temporal Seer, Effect, Level 4, Psychic, LIGHT: (Made by Vile EXE)

ATK: 600
DEF: 2000

Every time you increase or decrease the turn count by 2 or more turns with the effect of "Dimensional Clock", reveal the top card of your Deck, then add it to your hand.

Petal Fatale - Leafa, Effect, Level 5, Spellcaster, EARTH:

ATK: 2000
DEF: 1000

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Defense Position. If this card is Special Summoned by this effect, skip your next Draw Phase. Once per turn, while this card is face-up, you can reveal the top card of your deck to your opponent. If you do, you can Special Summon one "Dual Blader - Kazuto" from your graveyard, with its ATK and DEF halved. If you control a face-up "Dual Blader - Kazuto", increase this monster's ATK and DEF by 300. Once per turn, you can increase or decrease this monster's level by one by changing the battle position of this card.

Petal Angel - Xeropytha, Effect, Level 4, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1800

If this card is Normal Summoned, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase. For every monster this card destroys by battle, you can increase this monster's Level by one. After that effect has resolved, decrease the ATK and DEF of this monster by 200.

Petal Angel - Yui, Effect, Level 8, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 2900
DEF: 1500

By banishing this card from your graveyard, you can Special Summon one "Dual Blader – Kazuto" or "Petal Angel – Alium" from your graveyard. If there is a "Dual Blader – Kazuto" on your side of field, this card gains 900 ATK and DEF. If there is a "Petal Angel – Alium" on your side of the field, this card gains 1000 ATK and DEF. If this card attacks a monster with 2000 or less ATK, destroy it without applying damage calculation.

Petal Angel - Salvia, Effect, Level 8, Spellcaster, EARTH:

ATK: 2400
DEF: 2000

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 Level 4 or higher Monster you control. You can send the top two cards of your deck to the graveyard, and if you do, you can select one monster on your side of the field, and change its Level between 1 and 10. If this card is used in the Xyz Summon of a "Petal" Monster, you can select one monster on the field, and change its battle position, regardless of effects.

Number 31: Heartbreaker, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1800

2 Level 5 monsters

If both the Xyz Materials used for the Xyz Summoning of this card were LIGHT attribute, you can draw one card. Once per turn, you can detach one Xyz Material from this card to send one Monster on your side of the field to the graveyard. If the sent monster was Level 3 or lower, this card gains the monster's original ATK and DEF. If the sent monster was Level 4 or higher, this card gains half of the monster's original ATK and DEF. If this card destroys a monster in battle, you can attach the destroyed monster as an Xyz Material to this card. If this card has no Xyz Materials attached to this card, destroy this card. If this card is destroyed, you take damage equal to the ATK of this monster.

Temporal Golem, Effect, Level 4, Rock, DARK: (Made by Vile EXE)

ATK: 3000
DEF: 0

This card cannot be Special Summoned, except by its own effect. When this card is Normal Summoned or Flip Summoned, remove it from play. This card is unaffected by card effects, except by its own effect, while removed from play. On the 5th of your turns after this card was removed from play, Special Summon this card in Attack Position.

Dimensional Clock, Field Spell: (Made by Vile EXE)

Each player's turns also count as their opponent's turns. During each Standby Phase, place 1 Hour Counter on this card. (max. 12) During your (actual) Main Phase, you can remove any number of Hour Counters from this card to move the turn count forward or back by 1 for each Hour Counter removed.

Temporal Fast-Forward Foot Soldier, Effect, Level 4, Warrior, EARTH:

ATK: 1500
DEF: 1300

If your opponent controls 2 or more Special Summoned Monsters, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card was Special Summoned by this effect, each player must pass their turn,(Also, do not draw during the Draw Phase.) equal to amount of Special Summons that your opponent has made up until this point. If your opponent Special Summons a monster, decrease this monster's ATK and DEF by 500, and increase the Turn Count by one. If ten or more hour counters are placed on a face-up "Dimensional Clock" by this card's effect, you cannot Normal Summon this turn.

Temporal Cuckoo, Tuner, Effect, Level 4, Warrior, EARTH: (Made by Vile EXE)

ATK: 1000
DEF: 1000

During your Main Phase, if the turn count is at least 10, you can Special Summon this card from your hand.

Temporal Present Dragon, Synchro, Effect, Level 8, Dragon, EARTH: (Made by Vile EXE)

ATK: 2000
DEF: 1500

1 "Temporal" Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Temporal" monsters

When this card is Synchro Summoned, this card gains ATK equal to the current turn count x 100. (max. 2000)

Temporal Rewind Robber, Effect, Level 4, Fiend, EARTH:

ATK: 1000
DEF: 800

Once per turn, if you control a "Temporal" Monster, you can banish this card from your hand, along with another "Temporal" Monster from your graveyard, then target 1 Spell Card in your opponent's Graveyard; as this card's effect resolution, follow the target's card text as if you had used it yourself. If the Turn Count is a multiple of two, you can add the card to your hand instead of sending it to the graveyard, but if it used, it is banished instead.

Temporal Doll, Effect, Level 7, Zombie, DARK: (Created by Vile EXE)

ATK: 0
DEF: 0

If a face-up "Dimensional Clock" you control has at least 7 Hour Counters, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Special Summoned in this way, it cannot be destroyed by battle.

Break of Night, Normal Spell:

If you have exactly 12 Hour Counters on a face-up "Dimensional Clock" you control, draw four cards. As this card's effect resolves, banish one Level 4 or higher "Temporal" Monster from your hand.

Elitist Overlay, Normal Spell:

Target one Xyz Monster you control. Detach all Xyz Materials from the target that are of a different type than the Xyz Monster. Then, attach monsters from your banished zone that are of the same type as the targeted Xyz Monster, paying 300 Life Points for each monster attached this way.

Number C87: Empress of the Chaotic Night, Xyz, Effect, Rank 9, Plant, DARK:

ATK: 3500
DEF: 3000

4 Level 9 monsters

As long as this card is face-up on the field, your opponent cannot Set any cards. If this card has Number 87: Queen of the Night as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect:

*Once per turn, you can detach 1 Xyz Material and activate one of the following effects; *Target 1 monster on the field, change it to face-down Defense Position. *Destroy all Set cards on the field. *Increase the ATK of all monsters you control by 500 until your opponent's next End Phase.

Petal Burning, Quick-Play Spell

Activate this card while you control a Petal Monster, if an Xyz Monster of yours would be destroyed, you can prevent it from being destroyed by banishing one Petal Monster from my graveyard instead. After this card's activation, until the end of this turn, all monsters on your side of the field gain 500 ATK, and can inflict piercing damage during the Damage Step. If your monsters do not destroy monsters in a battle, inflict 200 damage to your opponent times the level of the monster that was not destroyed.

Rewind Return, Continuous Trap:

Activate only if you control a face-up "Dimensional Clock". During your opponent's turn, when your opponent declares a second direct attack during the same Battle Phase, destroy all monsters on your side of the field, and Special Summon, from your graveyard, one "Temporal" Monster, ignoring the summoning conditions, and increase its ATK by the amount of Hour Counters on the face-up "Dimensional Clock" you control x 100. THe Monster Special Summoned by this effect cannot destroy monsters by battle. This card remains face-up on your side of the field for the amount of turns equal to the amount of monsters that were destroyed by this card's effect. After that, send this card to the graveyard. If the Special Summoned Monster leaves the field, destroy this card. If this card leaves the field, destroy the Special Summoned Monster.

Nibelung's Treasure, Normal Spell:

Choose 1 Spell Card in your Deck, and activate it on your opponent's side of the field (if the conditions are correct). Then, draw 5 cards.

Triangle Network, Normal Spell: (Made by Vile EXE)

Target 3 monsters in your Graveyard with the same Level: Special Summon them. Immediately after this card resolves, Xyz Summon an Xyz Monster of the same Rank as those monsters' Levels, using those monsters as the Xyz Materials, ignoring how many monsters that Xyz Monster would normally need to be Xyz Summoned (this is not optional). You can Summon any other monsters this turn after this Xyz Summon.

Persona Altar, Equip Spell:

Send the top two cards from your deck to the graveyard, declare one type of monster; the monster equipped with this card becomes the type that you declared.

Number 13: Budding Paradise, Xyz, Effect, Rank 1, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 400
DEF: 200

2 Level 1 monsters

When this monster is targeted for an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; equip the attacking monster to this card. (Only 1 card at a time can be equipped due to this effect.) If the monster equipped to this monster is an Xyz Monster, this monster gains ATK equal to the ATK of the equipped monster, and this monster gains the effects of the equipped monster. If this card on the field would be destroyed, the monster equipped to it with this effect is destroyed, instead.

Rank-Down-Magic Overlay Morpher, Normal Spell: (Created by LionHeartKIng)

Target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; Xyz Summon, from your Extra Deck, 1 Rank 1 Xyz Monster with the same Attribute and Type, by using that monster as an Xyz Material. Then, that monster gains 400 ATK for each Xyz Monster used for that card's Xyz Summon.

Trap Booster, Quick-Play Spell:

Discard 1 card. This turn, you can activate 1 Trap Card from your hand.

Overlay Shift, Counter Trap:

Activate only when a card or effect would detach an Xyz Material from an Xyz Monster you control. Target one Xyz Monster on your side of the field. Detach an Xyz Material from the targeted monster, and negate the effects of the card or effect that was activated prior to this card's activation.

Zero Conflict, Normal Spell:

You can only activate this card during your Main Phase 1. Skip your Battle Phase, and target one monster on the field; the targeted monster's effects are negated, until the End Phase. At this card's effect resolution, each player draws cards equal to the amount of monsters on your side of the field that did not attack this turn when you skipped your Battle Phase.

Armed Ring of the Dealer, Normal Spell:

Choose 1 Equip Spell Card in your Deck, and activate it on your opponent's side of the field (if the conditions are correct), and choose the monster that becomes equipped with the card. Then, gain life points equal to the ATK of the equipped monster.

Nibelung's Ring, Equip Spell:

During your Draw Phase, draw 2 cards instead of conducting your normal draw. If a Monster Card(s) is drawn this way, you must discard 1 of them. The equipped monster cannot attack or be Tributed, and its effect(s) is negated.

Rank-Slide-Magic Equal Opportunity, Normal Spell:

Pay 1000 Life Points, then target one Xyz Monster on your side of the field; Xyz Summon, from your Extra Deck, one Xyz Monster that is the same rank as the targeted monster, using the targeted monster as the Xyz Material. If any Xyz Materials were detached from the targeted Xyz Monster on your field, select any number of cards from your graveyard at random, and attach them to the targeted monster, until it has Xyz Materials equal to the number of Xyz Materials that were needed to Xyz Summon the targeted monster.(Any Xyz Materials attached to that card are attached to the Special Summoned monster.) After this effect resolves, set this card on your opponent's side of the field. If your opponent activates this card, instead of sending it to the graveyard or setting this card, banish it instead. A monster special summoned by this effect gains this effect:

*If this monster battles, your opponent's monster effects cannot be activated until the end of the damage step.

Five Star Twilight, Normal Spell:

Tribute 1 Level 5 monster. Special Summon 5 or as many "Kuri" from your hand or Deck. Monsters Special Summoned by this effect cannot be Tributed for a Tribute Summon.

Kuriboh Tablet, Effect, Level 1, Rock, EARTH:

ATK: 300
DEF: 100

During your opponent's Battle Phase, you can discard this card to halve battle damage of one battle. The Monster that was selected as the attack target cannot be destroyed in battle. After damage calculation, Special Summon 1 "Kuriboh Tablet Token" (Rock-Type/EARTH/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0). It cannot attack. As long as this token remains on the field, none of your Monsters can attack. This card cannot be tributed unless for the tribute summon of an EARTH Attribute monster.

First Fighter Ichigo, Xyz, Effect, Rank 1, Warrior, EARTH: (Made by Vile EXE)

ATK: 100
DEF: 1100

5 Level 1 monsters

This card gains 1100 ATK for each Level or Rank 1 monster you control, except this card. Once per turn, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to Special Summon 2 Level or Rank 1 monsters from your hand or Graveyard.

Overpowered Consumption, Normal Trap:

You can activate this card from your hand if your opponent summons a monster with 2000 or more ATK than the monster with the highest ATK on your side of the field by paying 1000 LP. When your opponent summons a monster, your opponent chooses 1 of these effects.

● Equip this card to the summoned monster. Its ATK becomes the ATK of the monster with the lowest ATK on your opponent's side of the field. As long as this card is equipped, its ATK cannot increase or decrease.

● You take damage equal to the summoned monster's ATK.

Card of Demise, Normal Spell:

Draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand. During your 3rd Standby Phase after activation, send all cards in your hand to the Graveyard.

Overlay Debt, Normal Spell:

You can only activate this card if you control an Xyz Monster with no Xyz Materials attached to it. Target two monsters on your side of the field, and attach them as Xyz Materials to the Xyz Monster that has no Xyz Materials attached. If both Xyz Materials are detached from that monster, halve its ATK.

Double-Rank-Up-Magic Jealousy Force, Normal Spell:

You can only activate this card while you control one or more face-up "Utopia" Xyz Monster(s), and your opponent controls a face-up "Paradise" Xyz Monster. Target 1 "Utopia" Xyz Monster you control that has 2 or more Xyz Materials; Xyz Summon from your Extra Deck, 2 Xyz Monsters that are 1 Rank higher than the targeted monster you control, with their effects negated. Then, detach 2 Xyz Materials from that target, and if you do, attach 1 of them to each monster Special Summoned by this effect as an Xyz Material. If the targeted "Utopia" Monster has no Xyz Materials attached after this card's effect resolves, you can Xyz Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 Xyz Monster that is one Rank higher than the targeted monster, using the targeted monster as the Xyz Material, with its ATK halved. You can only use the effect of "Double-Rank-Up-Magic Jealousy Force" once per duel.

Number C31: Heartbreaker - Widow Havisham, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1800

3 Level 5 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a "Number 31: Heartbreaker" you control as the Xyz Material(Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials to this card.). You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, destroy all monsters on the field (except this one), and send them to the graveyard. Increase this monster's ATK and DEF by half of the total sent monster's ATK and DEF, until the end of the Damage Step with a battle involving this card. If you activate this effect, you cannot Normal Summon, Set, or Special Summon Monsters during your next Main Phase 1 and 2.

Number C13: Lost Paradise, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 2700
DEF: 2100

3 Level 5 Monsters

"Utopia" Monsters cannot attack. While a "Paradise" monster is attached to this card as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect:

● You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and target 1 Xyz Monster your opponent controls; place 1 Hate Counter on that monster. Xyz Monsters with Hate Counters cannot activate their effects. During each player's Standby Phase: The turn player takes 200 damage x the Rank of each monster they control that has a Hate Counter.

Number C13: True Paradise V, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 2500
DEF: 1500

3 Level 5 Monsters

When this card in its owner's possession is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle, or by card effect): You can target 1 Xyz Monster in your Graveyard; return that target to the Extra Deck. While this card is equipped to a monster, that monster's effects cannot be negated. If the equipped monster destroys an opponent's monster(s) by battle or by its effect: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to half the equipped monster's ATK. If this card has a "Paradise" monster as an Xyz Material, it gains these effects.

* Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Number 39: Utopia" or "Number C39: Utopia Ray V" in your Graveyard: Special Summon that target, and if you do, attach the detached Xyz Material to it as an Xyz Material.

* You can target 1 "Number C39: Utopia Ray V" you control; equip this monster you control to that target. (Xyz Materials attached to this card are also attached to the equipped monster as Xyz Materials.)

Rank-Slide-Magic Rainbow Onslaught, Normal Spell: (Created by LionHeartKIng)

Target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 Xyz monster with the same Type and Rank as that monster you control by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon. Xyz Materials attached to that target also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) If you do: That monster gains this effect.

● If that monster destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can draw 1 card, then if it is a monster: You can Special Summon that monster in face-up Defense Position.

Impact Revive, Normal Spell:

You can only activate this card during your Main Phase 2. If exactly one monster was destroyed during this turn by battle or by a card effect from either player's graveyard, select it, and Special Summon it to your opponent's side of the field, ignoring the Summoning conditions. It gains 500 ATK. You can conduct another Battle Phase this turn. You can only use the effect of "Impact Revive" once per duel.

Dark Spell Regeneration, Quick-Play Spell:

Activate only when an opponent's monster declares an attack. Select 1 Spell Card from either player's Graveyard and activate it. Afterwards, send that card to the opponent's Graveyard.

Temporal Rewind Turtle, Effect, Level 4, Machine, LIGHT:

ATK: 0
DEF: 1800

During your opponent's Battle Phase, if you have no cards in your hand, and you control a face-up "Dimensional Clock" with 12 Hour Counters on it: You can destroy one monster you control, and remove 6 Hour Counters; end the Battle Phase (this is a Quick Effect).

Overlay Infection Seed, Effect, Level 1, Plant, DARK:

ATK: 100
DEF: 300

If your opponent activates a card or effect that would detach Xyz Materials, you can discard this card from my hand, and target one Xyz Monster you control. Your opponent cannot target the monster you targeted with the card or effect that was activated prior, and if possible, your opponent can only target another monster with the same rank as the one you targeted with the card effect.

Black and White Aid, Normal Spell:

Pay half your life points, then target one Synchro Monster on your field, or in your graveyard. Attach the targeted monster to one Xyz Monster on your side of the field as an Xyz Material.

Spell Salvager, Tuner, Effect, Level 4, Spellcaster, LIGHT:

ATK: 100
DEF: 200

If this card was drawn out of the Normal Draw from your Draw Phase, and was drawn by the effect of a Spell Card, you can add the card that was used to draw this card to your hand. Once per duel, while this card is face-up on the field, you can add one Normal Spell from your deck to your hand. If this card is destroyed by the effect of a Spell Card, you can activate one Spell Card from your hand, deck, or graveyard.

Rank-Up-Magic Distortion Force, Normal Spell: (Created by Rocket Knight 777 as Number's Inner Force)

Effect as Distortion Force: Target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 LIGHT or DARK Xyz monster with the same Type as that monster you control, but 1 Rank higher, by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon. Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) Monsters Special Summoned by this effect are unaffected by Spell, Trap, and Effect Monster effects for this turn.

Effect as Number's Inner Force: Target 1 face-up "Number" monster you control; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 "Number C" monster with the same Type and Attribute as that monster you control, but 1 Rank higher, by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon. Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) Monsters Special Summoned by this effect are unaffected by Spell, Trap, and Effect Monster effects for this turn.

Number C31: Heartbreaker Estella V, Xyz, Effect, Rank 6, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1900

DEF: 1900

3 Level 6 monsters

This card gains half of the total original ATK and DEF of the Xyz Materials attached to this card. If an Xyz Material is detached from this card, decrease this monster's ATK and DEF by half of the detached monster's original ATK and DEF. At the end of each Battle Phase, detach one Xyz Material from this card. If this card has one or less Xyz Materials, halve your Life Points during your Standby Phase(s). While this card has a "Number 31: Heartbreaker" as an Xyz Material, you can activate the following effect:

●Once per turn: You can detach one Xyz Material from this card. Target one Xyz Monster on your side of the field, and equip that monster to this card(Xyz Materials attached to that card are now attached to this card.). While this card it is equipped with the targeted Xyz Monster, this card gains half of the Monster's original ATK and DEF. At the end of a battle involving this card, send the equipped monster to the graveyard.

Rank-Up Call, Counter Trap:

Activate only when at least 1 Xyz Monster on both sides of the field are destroyed by a card effect. Each player targets 1 Xyz Monster they controlled that was destroyed: Special Summon it. If any monsters other than the targets were destroyed by the above card effect: Attach those monsters to whichever Xyz Monster Special Summoned by this effect is on the same same of the field that those monsters were on as Xyz Materials. If there is a "Rank-Up-Magic" Spell Card in your Graveyard when you activate this card: You can activate it immediately after the above effect resolves.

Number C13: True Paradise Virtue, Xyz, Effect, Rank 5, Spellcaster, LIGHT: (Created by XBrain130)

ATK: 2700

DEF: 2100

3 Level 5 monsters

You can target 1 "Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory" you control; equip this monster on the field to that target. (Xyz Materials attached to this card also become Xyz Materials on the equipped monster.) The equipped monster cannot be targeted or destroyed by card effects, also the ATK of any opponent's monster it battles becomes 0 during damage calculation only. If this card has a "Paradise" monster as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect. *rest of the effect is indecipherable*

● Once per turn: You can detach Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 "Utopia" monster from your Extra Deck or Graveyard. Its effects are negated, and attach the detached Xyz Material to it as an Xyz Material.


Me: Or not. This thing is far from over, and the twists are just going to get even heavier from here! Stay tuned!