Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: ‘Satisfaction and Resignation!’

February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yuri proclaiming that he and Yuya's other counterparts will always be there to help him in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Sora Shiunin’s most deadly monster, Dangerous Frightfur Nightmary, has destroyed Yuri’s Starving Venemy Dragon. Shiunin mocks Yuri, confident in his Nightmary’s immense 5,900 attack points. Yuri Pendulum Summons Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons — Phantom, Persona, and Mirage. He attempts to use Persona’s special effect to block Nightmary’s attack-boosting powers. But Shiunin is ready for him with Nightmary’s own effect; by banishing a Frightfur unit from his extra deck, Nightmary can no longer be targeted by effects.

Yuri is annoyed by the outcome, but is ready with his own counter. He plays Polymerization, fusing Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons.

“This is my trump card! Or rather, our trump card!” exclaims Yuri. “Come forth, triple Odd-Eyes Ultimate Fusion Dragon! Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon!!!”

Yuri activates Lethal Dose Dragon’s effect to negate all of his enemy monsters’ effects, but Shiunin laughs it off. Once again, Shiunin removes another Frightfur unit from his extra deck to prevent Nightmary from being targeted.

The two duelists continue their attempts to one-up the other, with Yuri setting off Traps to destroy Nightmary and Shiunin foiling Yuri’s attempts with his own Traps.

Yuri looks over at his Starving Venemy Dragon now in the Pendulum zone. It’s pulsating. It’s almost time, he thinks to himself.

Yuri orders Lethal Dose Dragon to attack Nightmary. But with only 2,500 attack points, how will it stand up to Nightmary’s 5,900? Shiunin sends Nightmary to kill the Dragon, but she stops short in her tracks. Shiunin looks up at her and is aghast by what he sees. Grotesque blood vessels swell out of Nightmary’s face as she trembles and begins to keel over.

Yuri reveals that his Dragons’ poisons have infected Nightmary. Whenever a card leaves the field, both Starving Venemy Dragon and Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon put a Venemy counter on each monster. Then, during battle, all monsters that aren’t Venemy monsters lose 100 attack points for each counter.

Shiunin gasps, his confident smirk now gone from his face. Shiunin thought he was saving Nightmary by cleverly parrying Yuri’s card effects, but the more cards they played, the more she actually weakened. Now, Nightmary has only 1,200 attack points remaining.

Yuri uncovering Sora Shiunin's lies in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Yuri, calm and collected, tells Shiunin an uncomfortable truth: he’s doesn’t actually care for his sister Miu any longer, does he? Shiunin is incensed.

Why is Shiunin here dueling, asks Yuri. After all, his contract with G.O.D. lets him live his life with Miu over and over again, as he wished.

“Sometimes, ‘satisfaction’ is merely ‘resignation,'” states Yuri. “You got tired of sharing your sister’s suffering and gave up on staying with her! You have had your fill of living with your sister! That’s why your contract with G.O.D. ended!!”

Sora Shiunin — a young man who spent an eternity beside his sister. Who watched her suffer and succumb to her illness innumerable times. Who realized that there was nothing he could for her. Who realized that this life he lived was all for naught. Who decided that he had had enough…

“It’s time for you to notice that the baseness of your own heart has transformed your sister into that monster!” Yuri asserts, pointing at Nightmary.

Shiunin looks at Nightmary bewilderedly, her face filled with suffering and her body wilting from the poison. That is Miu?

Yuri reveals one more effect of Lethal Dose Dragon; it gains 100 attack points for each Venemy counter on the field, powering up to 7,500. It attacks Nightmary.

Thoughts

This is a little upsetting. I sympathized with Sora Shiunin and wanted more for him. I hoped for the best for him and his sister. But in the end, Sora’s selfishness is on full display. And if there’s anything that we’ve learned from Yu-Gi-Oh! baddies, it’s that those with dark, selfish hearts won’t succeed. Too bad for him.

But how about that Yuri? What a good boy. Three cheers for Yuri! Once again, the handsome one proves that he is a brilliant mind and able to see the truth in people’s hearts. He’s a cunning strategist as well, never giving up even though Sora countered all of his attempts to target Nightmary.

Before Yuri attacked Sora, he asked him where he thinks souls go after they are abandoned by G.O.D. If this is really the end of Sora Shiunin, whatever happens to him next, I hope he doesn’t suffer. He has suffered so much already and it seems like it would be cruel for it to continue.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 13 (February 26, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: “The World That Sora Wants!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

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