"Welcome, fellow duelists. Let's journey together to the history of Yu-Gi-Oh! Where we shall look at 6 of the very best duelists to have ever picked up a deck."
"It's Time to Duel!"
6 different legends
"Get your game on!"
from 6 different eras
"Let's rev it up!"
6 brave heroes
"I'm feeling the flow!"
6 summoning techniques
"Time to Swing into Action!"
One ultimate battle
"It's time to Link into the VRAINS!"
A journey through time and space. And every journey has a beginning. Long ago, when the Pyramids were still young, Egyptian kings played a game of great and terrible power, but these Shadow Games erupted into a war that threatened to destroy the entire world, until a brave and powerful Pharaoh locked the magic away, imprisoning it within the mystical Millennium Items. Now, 5000 years later, a boy named Yugi unlocked the secrets of the Millennium Puzzle. He is infused with ancient magical energies, for destiny has chosen him to defend the world from the return of the Shadow Games, just as the brave Pharaoh did 5000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians could have never predicted that their mystical battles would evolve into the most popular card game in the world: Duel Monsters. And one of the best Duelists to ever play this game was Yugi Muto. He was always up for a challenge. One day, his grandfather decided to give Yugi his greatest test to date: the impossible task of assembling a 5000-year old artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle. But it wasn't impossible for Yugi. He solved the Puzzle, and when he did, he also unleashed the great power of an ancient Pharaoh.
The two became great friends.
"The Millennium Puzzle connects us, Yugi. And I sense fate has more in store for us."
"Well, we're in this together, no matter what."
And it wasn't long until Yugi and the Pharaoh would be working together to save the world from all sorts of wicked forces, like the ruthless Seto Kaiba.
(Flashback: Yugi Kaiba's first Duel)
"Draw your last pathetic card so I can end this, Yugi."
"My grandpa's Deck has no pathetic cards, Kaiba. But it does contain…" Yugi revealed the very card he needed for victory. "The unstoppable Exodia!"
"I've assembled all 5 special cards; all 5 pieces of the puzzle!"
"Exodia! I-It's not possible! No one's ever been able to call him!"
It took one attack to obliterate all 3 of Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragons. Kaiba screamed as he is defeated.
And Pegasus, the cold-hearted creator of Duel Monsters who coveted Yugi's Millennium Puzzle.
(Flashback: Duelist Kingdom Match of the Millennium)
"Now prepare yourself for the ultimate merged monster: the Thousand-Eyes Restrict!"
"Attack, Magician with Chaos Scepter Blast!"
Magician of Black Chaos unleashed a devastating attack that destroyed Pegasus' monster.
"Your Thousand-Eyes Restrict has been destroyed!"
And the Big 5, who wanted to take control of KaibaCorp
(Flashback: Yugi and Kaiba vs The Big 5)
"You're no match for our Five-Headed Dragon!"
"Dragon Master Knight!"
"Dragon Saber Blast!"
Dragon Master Knight launched several beams, which destroyed Five-Headed Dragon
And Noah Kaiba, stepbrother of Seto Kaiba who trapped Yugi and his friends in the virtual world
(Flashback: Yugi Muto vs Noah Kaiba)
And the most fearful of them all: the maniacal Marik Ishtar, who wanted to get revenge on the Pharaoh.
(Flashback: Battle City Final Match)
"The darkness is here to stay!"
"Behold: Ragnarok! Once this great power is released, every monster on your side of the field will be crushed, including your Winged Dragon of Ra. The time has come for me to fulfill my destiny and rid the world of your evil once and for all!"
Not to mention Anubis, who wanted revenge on the Pharoah, for sealing him away.
(Flashback: Yugi Muto vs Anubis)
Also Dartz, the former King of Atlantis who's been stealing souls to revive the Great Leviathan
(Flashback: Atem vs Dartz)
"The world is full of Darkness!" Dartz yelled
"Wrong Dartz, I managed to transform that Darkness into Light!" Atem yelled.
The Egyptian Gods destroyed the Great Leviathan
And when he fought
Yugi fought and won many battles, earning him the title he is known by the world over: the King of Games. And what a reign Yugi had. It was not long before a whole new generation of Duelists would follow in his footsteps and learn the ways of Duel Monsters. Now, we travel in the future and meet our next Duelist, the star pupil of a school with one major: Duel Monsters. Let us meet Jaden Yuki.
"All right, I got my deck, I got my gear, and I got about two minutes to get to the Duel Academy entrance exam before they start! Oh, well, at least since I'm not a student yet, they can't throw me in Detention hall for being late!" Jaden said as he continued sprinting towards the Academy entrance exam.
But as he continued rushing towards the exam, he suddenly bumped into a mysterious young man.
"Sorry!" Jaden apologized as he picked up his cards.
"You're a duelist, aren't you?" The young man asked, strangely sounding like Atem.
"Yep. I'm just going to try out at the academy." Jaden told him.
"Heh. You don't say…" The boy spoke as he reached into his deck box.
"Yeah…" Jaden chuckled nervously before noticing something familiar about him. "Hey, hey, you're-" If he had continued, he'd have known that he bumped into an older Yugi Muto, who gave Jaden a card.
"Why don't you take this... something just tells me that it belongs with you." Yugi gave him the card.
"Huh? Wow, for real?!" Jaden asked.
"Good luck." Yugi wished him luck as he walked away.
"Thank you! I'll make you proud!" Jaden promised him as he glanced at the card.
And Jaden had every intention to keep that promise, but when school got hard, Jaden hardly studied. During tests, without fail, Jaden always failed. He might not have been the most studious of students, but when it came to dueling, he was at the top of his class. Jaden had the rare and special power to communicate with duel spirits, such as Yubel and Professor Banner. Jaden used that power to help his friends, which was a good thing because they had a tendency to always get in trouble. But it's when the stakes were really high that Jaden truly got his game on, like the time he took on the fiendish Kagemaru.
(Flashback: Jaden vs Kagemaru)
"I like this new body, but something's still missing." Kagemaru admired his youthful body, but noticed something was missing. "Oh, I know. It's your soul, Jaden. Now let's finish this duel."
"I play Sabatiel – The Philosopher's Stone, so Electrum's attack points are now-"
"14,500?!" Kagemaru gasped in shock.
"Now go, hero Electrum! Seal his fate!" Jaden commanded his monster to attack. With a single swipe of the blade, the Sacred Beasts are defeated.
Or when he fended off the depraved Sartorius, who wanted to turn the world into mindless zombies.
(Flashback: Jaden vs Sartorius)
"In mere moments… the people of Earth will worship me!" Sartorius smiled with malice.
"Hey Neos! Let's save the universe, shall we? Punch his lights out and end this duel!" With Jaden's command, Elemental HERO Neos destroyed Sartorius' monster, causing a grand explosion. Sartorius screamed as the Light of Destruction was purged from his body.
And when he schooled Professor Viper, an instructor who had a sinister agenda.
(Flashback: Jaden vs Viper)
"It's time to get your game on, Viper!" Jaden shouts.
"Come forth, Vennominon the King of Poisonous Snakes!" Viper chants as his monster emerges from the murky swamp. "Go, Fanged Venom!" Vennominon's attack destroys Plasma Vice.
"Meteor Meltdown!" Elemental HERO Magma Neos unleashed a gigantic meteor that destroyed Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes.
Also the Duel Spirit Yubel, who wanted revenge on Jaden for sending her away.
(Flashback: Jaden vs Yubel)
Plus Nightshroud, who wanted to shroud the world in Darkness.
(Flashback: Jaden vs Nightshroud)
And also Tragoedia, a duel spirit who possesed Principal MacKenzie
(Flashback: Jaden vs Tragoedia)
Yes. It's true Jaden had never made the Honor Roll, but he was certainly on a roll when it came to dynamic Dueling. And now, let's continue our journey into the future. Welcome to New Domino City, where dueling has evolved into a pedal to the metal way of life, a life lived in the fast lane, and no one lives it faster than Yusei Fudo, a master mechanic whose dueling mettle enabled him to rise from the slums of Satellite and break the barriers surrounding New Domino City. Yusei's unrelenting desire to make a better world for those around him was the catalyst that sparked a time of renaissance in New Domino City. Every time he would rev up his Duel Runner, it was as though he was revving up something deep inside each and every one of those around him. He inspired people to believe that there was a brighter future in store for all. And there was, especially when he discovered he was one of five Signers, linked by destiny to uncover the secrets of the Crimson Dragon. With the power of the Crimson Dragon and unwavering support from his friends, there was no stopping Yusei, even though there were those who tried, like the Dark Signer Roman and his Earthbound Immortal.
(Flashback: Yusei vs Roman)
"I am gonna make you pay for all the damage that you've done!" Yusei pleaded.
"I now summon Earthbound Immortal Uru! Unleash your Web of Destruction! Attack!" Roman commanded his Immortal to attack.
"I activate my Trap, Stardust Flash! I can use this Trap card to summon Stardust Dragon!" Yusei sprung his Trap as Stardust Dragon emerged. "And now he's going to attack with Cosmic Flare!"
It took a single blast from Stardust Dragon to destroy Uru.
And Director Goodwin, who wanted to destroy the world and rebuild it in his image.
(Flashback: Signers vs Rex Goodwin)
"We will duel on the Crest of the Condor. There, I will crush you Signers." Rex spoke with malice in his voice.
"So let's go!" Yusei, Jack Atlas and Crow Hogan ride onto the Crest on their Duel Runners.
"Now may be a good time to say goodbye. Unleash your fury, Rasca!" Goodwin ordered his monster to attack Yusei.
"I Synchro Summon the Majestic Star Dragon!" Yusei chanted as Majestic Star Dragon emerges. "Earthbound Immortal Rasca is going down! Go, Majestic Star Dragon! Star Shine Shred!"
"I've lost. It's over." Rex spoke with fear as Majestic Star Dragon pierces through Rasca's body, causing the giant condor to evaporate.
Also when he teamed up with Yugi and Jaden against the Time Traveling maniac Paradox, who wanted to rid the world of Duel Monsters.
But when the odds are stacked against Yusei, he always kicked things into overdrive. He had to steer through some hard times, but one thing was for sure: when Yusei was in the driver's seat, he knew the next stop was victory. Now, let us continue further to our next point in time. This is Heartland City, where Litterbots roamed free and Augmented Reality Duel hit the world by storm. And this is where we meet Yuma Tsukumo. He has dueled so many times in his life, but could never really win a single Duel. One day, during a duel against the school bully called Shark, Yuma stood face-to-face with a strange door.
"Whoever can open this door will gain a great new power. But know that with such a reward comes great risk. You would lose that which is most valuable to you." The Door spoke to Yuma.
Though hesitant and worried what might happen, Yuma unlocked the door and freed a duel spirt named Astral.
"Huh? Who are you? Say something!" Yuma asked the unknown spirit.
"Astral." He spoke, giving him his name.
"I Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia!"
With Utopia's help, Yuma and Astral defeated and freed him from the influence of Number 17: Leviathan Dragon.
"You're a good duelist. I'll see you around." Shark told him as he left.
But that was the first step in Yuma's adventure. They had to face many foes and reclaim all of Astral's memories, but there were who wishes to use the Numbers for their own selfish gains, such as the Vetrix family who had entered the World Duel Carinval to get revenge on Dr. Faker, but Yuma and Astral defeated Vetrix with the power of ZEXAL.
(Flashback: WDC Finals)
"Heraldry Crest, attack Yuma and Astral and win me this duel!" Vetrix commanded
"Now go, Utopia Ray! Rising Sun Triple Chaos Slash!
And the notorious Dr. Faker, who wished to destroy Astral World with the Numbers.
(Flashback: Yuma, Shark, and Kite vs Dr. Faker)
"Fix your fearful eyes on Heart-eartH's true form: Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon!"
"Neo Galaxy-Eyes, attack with Ultimate Photon Stream of Destruction!" Kite commanded as Neo Galaxy-Eyes destroyed Heart-eartH Dragon. Dr. Faker screams from the attack and he is sent crashing into the floor. "Set Hart free now. Release him!"
"I can't! You think you're helping Hart, but you're only putting him in greater danger! Your brother cannot hope to survive unless Astral World is destroyed once and for all!"
But as they were on the verge of victory, a mysterious new enemy arrived and took over Dr. Faker's body forcing him to duel.
"Now Heart-eartH Dragon, attack Neo Galaxy-Eyes! Dragon Cannon Blast!" The Barian commanded through Faker.
"Get Set, Utopia Ray! Attack Heart-eartH Dragon with Rising Sun Ultimate Slash!" Yuma and Astral spoke in unison as Utopia Ray destroyed Heart-eartH Dragon. Vector screamed as he lost the duel and he was purged from Dr. Faker's body.
However, that didn't stop Barian World, the polar opposite to Astral World. Wave after wave, they sent brainwashed people to collect the Numbers, but failed. Then Yuma and his friends came face to face with the malicious Vector.
(Flashback: Yuma vs Vector)
"GO BARIAN BATTLEMORPH!"
"Vector?! So you disguised yourself as Ray!? What did you do with him, Vector!? Where's the real Ray?" Yuma interrogated.
"The real Ray? You mean you still don't get it? I'm Vector and I'm your little friend Ray too." Vector admitted.
"No way!" Yuma was in total shock.
"I activate Rank-Up Magic Barian's Force! I Rank-Up Masquerade into a Chaos Xyz Monster! I overlay Rank 4 Masquerade! With it, I rebuild the Overlay Network. Chaos Xyz Evolution! Appear, Chaos Number 104: Umbral Horror Masquerade!"
"Go! Utopia Ray Victory! Destroy Umbral Horror Masquerade and end this duel! Rising Sun Double Victory Slash!" Yuma commanded as Utopia Ray Victory destroyed Umbral Horror Masquerade. Vector screamed as he tumbled on the ground.
With Astral's guidance and the unwavering support from his friends, Yuma was truly feeling the flow. And he had the cards to prove it. Now let's continue our journey through time. Welcome to Paradise City, where Action Duels are the main attraction and one Duelist always faced his troubles with a smile. Meet Yuya Sakaki, whose dream is to follow in the footsteps of his father, the famous Dueltainer Yusho Sakaki. Three years ago, his father had disappeared and relinquished his championship title. And to reclaim his honor, he challenged that very opponent to a Duel, where he discovered a technique he never thought possible: Pendulum Summoning. With that technique, he defeated the Sledgehammer.
(Flashback: Yuya vs Sledgehammer)
"Everything is set now, Odd-Eyes! Let's give the Sledgehammer a blazing send-off!" Yuya commands as his newly-evolved Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon leapt into the air. "Spiral Flame Strike!" The dichromatic dragon fires a blast of flame from its maw. Battleguard King attempts to deflect with its giant club. "Since Battleguard King is a Level 5 or above monster, Odd-Eyes' special ability deals double the damage. That's a wrap!"
And with new power came new obstacles, such as the Friendship Cup, where Jack Atlas reigns supreme.
(Flashback: Friendship Cup Finals)
"Now I Synchro Summon Nirvana High Paladin!" Yuya chants as his Level 10 Synchro monster.
"I Synchro Summon! Bow down and tremble in terror before Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend!" Jack Atlas summons his own Level 10 Synchro Monster.
The duel gathered the attention of everyone within the Synchro Dimension. Commoners, Topsiders, even Sector Security cheered Yuya on.
"Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, attack Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend!" Yuya and the crowd shout in harmonious unison. "Spiral Flame Strike!" Yuya's dragon destroys Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend. Jack smiles as his Life Points drop to zero.
And the Obelisk Force, an invasion team led by Commander Aster Phoenix.
(Flashback: Yuya vs Aster)
"This is the end, Yuya Sakaki! Dystopia! Attack Yuya directly!" Aster commanded his Fusion Monster to attack.
"Let's finish big, Brave Eyes! Now heat things up! Searing Flame Strike!" Brave-Eyes attacks and destroys Destiny HERO Dystopia and Aster Phoenix was defeated.
No matter what odds are stacked against Yuya, he always faced them with a smile. He always knows when he will swing into action. Now, we shall finish our journey with our latest entry into the Duel Monsters Hall of Fame. Den City, a city with technology in every corner and in Den City, there is one popular meeting spot for Duelists: Link VRAINS. And one Duelist is better than the rest: Yusaku Fujiki. In the real world, Yusaku is just like everyone else, but in Link VRAINS, he is known by one name: Playmaker.
"It's time to Link into the VRAINS!"
Playmaker is known in Link VRAINS for his use of a new kind of Deck: a Deck that uses Cyberse cards. And it was those Cyberse cards and Link Summoning, as well as the help of his new friend Ai that helped save Link VRAINS from all kinds of threats, like the Knights of Hanoi, led by the relentless Varis.
(Flashback: Playmaker vs Varis)
"I Link Summon! Rise up, Link 4 Borreload Dragon!"
"Tempest Terahertz!" Playmaker shouts his attack as Firewall Dragon blasts Borreload Dragon into oblivion, sending Varis crashing into a large rock.
And the all-powerful Bohman, an AI created by the Light Ignis Lightning to unify all of the Ignis into one perfect body.
(Flashback: Playmaker vs Bohman)
"I Link Summon Link 5 Chimera Hydradrive Dragrid!" Bohman's Link 5 monster emerges with a roar.
"Firewall Dragon Darkfluid, finish him! Neo Tempest Terahertz!" Playmaker's Link 5 monster destroyed Bohman's Perfectron Hydradrive Dragon, defeating Bohman once and for all.
And when he went to face Ai, his own Ignis who betrayed him, forced to serve as a villain
(Flashback: Playmaker vs Ai)
"You gave it your all, but this is where it ends." Ai says.
"Decode Talker attack Dark Templar Ignister!" Playmaker ordered, Decode Talker attacks and destroys Dark Templar Ignister
Though Yusaku lived a decade of tough times, when it came to Dueling, he will know when to seize the wind.
Six Duelists, six champions, six heroes, and now, one ultimate adventure in which Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, Yuma, Yuya and Yusaku will team together and battle in a Duel that will decide the past, present and future.