Django and Tempest were roaming around Cyber City, still looking for any other Psykinox Lords. Scattered about here and there were various Duelists engaged in Duels, but no sign of the remaining Psykinox Lords.
Tempest asked, “Django, I know we’re looking for other Psykinox Lords, but how would we recognize them? I mean, since Psykinoxes and humans look very much alike, how will we be able to tell them apart?”
Django pondered before replying, “Well, judging from how Avalon and Claymore dressed, we may be able to identify them that way, since their clothes are not what would be considered normal outfits for the modern realm. Psykinoxes also seem to have more unique hair styles and colors, so that might help as well. We’ll just have to do our best, but I’m sure we’ll find them in due time.”
Nodding, the duo continued their search. However, little did they know that one of their targets was nearby.
Infernox was roaming the streets in the nearby vicinity. He had just finished eating a foot-long hot dog and was polishing off his drink. He was fairly short, about the same size as Zweite and Tempest, though very athletic in build, with olive skin, dark purple hair that was stylized in a windblown look with an additional lock of hair sweeping across his face, vibrant cerulean eyes, and sharp facial features. His outfit consisted of a torn, sleeveless black vest with shoulder pads over a dark red tunic with blue flame decals and bits of metal on it, bands on his arms, a fingerless glove on his right hand, three rings on his left hand, desert gold cargo-like pants with a thick belt and armored kneecaps, silver earrings shaped like flames, and brown boots.
He said to himself, “Man, how am I ever going to find this Spirit Avalon sent me to find? I feel so turned around here. At least back in the Psykinox city I knew where everything was. Well, at least the food is good. I really wish I could flex my Dueling muscles, but human opponents seem rather boring. I need something to excite me, something that’ll set my spirit alight. That’ll make all this worthwhile.”
As he approached a street corner, not paying attention, he ended up colliding with Django and Tempest. He and Django tumbled, though only he fell to the ground as Tempest caught Django just in time. He rubbed his backside in pain before glaring up at the duo.
He snapped, “Hey! Watch where you’re going!”
Django replied, “Sorry, but you should also be careful.”
“Yeah!? Well I was… huh?” He paused for a moment, noticing the Spirit Crest, “What’s that pendant? Is that the Spirit Crest?” A longer pause followed before Infernox’s eyes widened in shock, “T-T-The Spirit Crest! If you’re wearing that, t-t-then that means you’re a Spirit!”
The inventor quickly pieced together everything, “And that means you’re one of the Psykinox Lords, right? Which means Avalon sent you to find me, just like with Claymore.”
Infernox sputtered, “Y-You’ve already met Avalon and Claymore!? Then that means…!” he quickly started to bow, “M-My apologies! I-I didn’t realize that you were a Spirit. Forgive me for my rudeness.”
Django chuckled nervously, “It’s okay, really, it’s no big deal. It was just an accident, nothing worth begging for forgiveness over. At least you figured it out faster than Claymore did, so it’s fine.” He held out his hand, “My name is Django Spirit. This is my girlfriend, Tempest. And you are?”
Infernox shook hands, “I’m Infernox Knuckle, one of the Seven Psykinox Lords, though I’m the youngest of the group, but none can match my fiery fighting spirit.”
Tempest giggled, “With a name like Infernox, it would make sense that you’d have a fiery spirit. Well, at least we managed to locate you, as that means we can discuss important matters with you regarding what’s been going on.”
Infernox then realized something, “Hold on, I almost forgot. Avalon instructed me to Duel you if I found you, to test your strength and see if you’d be worthy as a leader. So put up your cards and give me everything you’ve got, but be warned, as I’ll be delivering a flaming KO punch right at ya!”
Django couldn’t help but chuckle, “I rather like your fiery passion and soul. Reminds me of Cody’s flaming spirit. It’ll make this Duel very interesting. So if you want a Duel, then you’ve got one. Let’s not waste another minute.” He armed himself with his Infinity Disk, “Infinity Disk, power up!” He then took off his glasses and put on his Duel Gazer, “Duel Gazer, ready for battle!”
Infernox materialized his supernatural Dueling equipment on his left arm, which was shaped like an elongated fireball, his left eye becoming more luminous.
“Augmented Realty Visual link established.”
They both drew their starting hands, Life Points set at 4000.
Tempest cheered, “Go, Django! Show him what a never-give-up spirit from a Spirit can do!”
Infernox grinned, “I’m liking this more by the minute, and we just started. So I’ll start things off. I Draw!” He took a different card from his hand, “First I’m activating the Spell: Foolish Burial! This Spell lets me send a monster directly from my deck to the Graveyard! So I’ll send my Battlin’ Boxer Veil from my deck to the Graveyard!”
His deck fired a card directly into the newly-opened Graveyard Portal, which closed up shortly afterward. He then took a different card from his hand.
“Next up, I summon Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared to the field in Attack Mode!”
A new monster appeared. Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared looked like a fairly robotic boxer with grey skin, black and white pants, red knee-high metal boots with matching boxing gloves, and a robotic face with glowing yellow eyes inside a red headgear. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 1000/1800.
“Now, since my Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared was Normal Summoned successfully, I can activate his ability. I can send a Battlin’ Boxer from my deck to the Graveyard. So I’ll send my Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw from my deck to the Graveyard.”
His deck ejected another card into the newly opened Graveyard Portal, which closed up again afterward.
Infernox smiled, “Now I can activate Glassjaw’s ability. When it’s sent to the Graveyard via an effect, I can add one Battlin’ Boxer monster from my Graveyard to my hand. So I choose my Battlin’ Boxer Veil.”
He took a card from his Graveyard, revealed it, and added it to his hand.
“Next I’ll place one card face-down to end my turn. Your move.”
Django nodded, stating, “Okay then. It’s my turn, I Draw!” He looked at his hand, thinking, “Okay, with Infernox having Battlin’ Boxer Veil in his hand, if I were to inflict damage, that monster would turn the damage into Life Point gain and then be able to summon it. So I have to get rid of it before he can do that. Luckily, I have just the thing.” He said aloud, “I activate the Spell: Card Destruction! This forces both of us to discard our hands and draw the same number of…” but was cut off.
Infernox grinned, “Nice try, but not nice enough! I activate the Trap: Dark Bribe! I bribe you by allowing you to draw a card and in exchange I get to negate and destroy the last Spell or Trap you played. You were trying to get rid of my Battlin’ Boxer Veil, but not this time. So draw your card and say bye-bye to your Spell.”
Django drew one card, watching his Spell shatter in the process. But he started to smile.
He chuckled, “Not too shabby, Infernox. You stopped that assault, but I’m far from done. And I’ll show you with this! I summon Goblindbergh in Attack Mode!”
The trio of goblins riding monoplanes (1400/0) appeared, carrying a large metal crate with them.
“When Goblindbergh is summoned I can summon another monster with them. So I summon my Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts in Attack Mode! Goblindbergh will have to shift to Defense Mode as an end result, but that’s no big deal.”
The crate was dropped, opening up in the process, allowing Gazelle (1500/1200) to appear on the field. Goblindbergh then shifted to a defensive position.
“Now I Overlay my Goblindbergh and Gazelle! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network! I Xyz Summon Gagaga Samurai in Attack Mode!”
Both Gazelle and Goblindbergh became brown orbs of light, shot up into the air, and entered the red spiral Overlay Network. Out emerged a new monster. Gagaga Samurai was a powerful-looking samurai with peach skin, black hair bound in a brushy, upright ponytail, and wearing a dark red gi over a blue one, dark grey pants, metal boots, a long orange scarf around his neck and lower face, an eye patch over his right eye, and was wielding two swords. Orbiting him were two brownish orbs of light. He was a Rank Four monster with stats of 1900/1600.
Infernox simply said, “Not bad, but he’s not that big of a deal. Once he attacks, I can just use my Battlin’ Boxer Veil to negate the damage and gain Life Points instead.”
Django chuckled, “Not quite. When my Gagaga Samurai is done attacking, your Life Points will be back at the default 4000, as my Samurai has a potent special ability. By using an Overlay Unit, I can target one Gagaga monster I control and it can attack twice this turn. So I’ll use an Overlay Unit to have my Samurai attack you twice!”
Gagaga Samurai absorbed an Overlay Unit, drew both swords, and started to glow. This surprised Infernox.
“Now, Gagaga Samurai, attack Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared!”
Gagaga Samurai charged in, both swords ready to strike down his foe.
Infernox stated, “Not only can my Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared not be destroyed in battle once per turn while in Attack Mode, but I activate Battlin’ Boxer Veil’s ability from my hand! If I were to take damage, I can turn that damage into Life Point gain and summon it to the field in Defense Mode!”
Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared was protected by a barrier as Gagaga Samurai struck him. Infernox’s Life Points increased by 900 to 4900, but he also summoned a new monster. Battlin’ Boxer Veil was a heavily padded monster wearing red pads on its chest, legs, and feet, a mask covering its entire face, and was wielding two halves of a circular shield on each arm. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 0/1800.
Django stated, “Saw that coming, but I can still attack! Gagaga Samurai, attack Headgeared again!”
Gagaga Samurai charged in again, blades held high. This time, he managed to cut Headgeared in several places before Headgeared vanished from the field. Infernox flinched as his Life Points dropped by 900 back to his original 4000.
“I place two cards face-down to end my turn. You’re up at bat, Infernox.”
Infernox stated, “Then let me show you how it’s done! I Draw!” He took a card from his hand, “I summon Battlin’ Boxer Switchitter to the field in Attack Mode!”
A new monster appeared. Battlin’ Boxer, just like the rest of the archetype, was very robotic in appearance, with glowing eyes, more exposed robotic parts such as its left leg and chest, and was donning grey shorts, a brown shirt, red boxing gloves, and a tan hood. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 1500/1400.
“Now, when Switchitter is Normal Summoned, I can Special Summon another Battlin’ Boxer from my Graveyard. But I cannot Special Summon any other monsters except Battlin’ Boxers for the rest of the turn. So I Special Summon Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw to the field in Attack Mode!”
The Graveyard Portal opened up, allowing a new monster to emerge from it. Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw was a hulking robotic-like monster, mostly green in color, with white shorts, black boots with matching boxing gloves, a fairly can-shaped head with a flat top, glowing red eyes, and a face mask. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 2000/0.
“Now for the really fun part. I Overlay my Battlin’ Boxer Veil and Switchitter! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network! I Xyz Summon Battlin’ Boxer Lead Yoke in Attack Mode!”
Both Switchitter and Veil became red orbs of light, shot up into the air, and entered the red spiral Overlay Network. Out emerged a new monster. Battlin’ Boxer Lead Yoke was a titanic and powerful-looking monster with blackish-purple skin, lavender hair, and glowing eyes. It was garbed in what looked like a cross between Roman armor and boxing gear, maroon in color, with a helmet, a face mask. It appeared to be bound in several pieces of equipment that appeared to be restraining it, as its neck and arms were shackled by chains, wood, and metal pipes. Orbiting it were two red orbs of light. It was a Rank Four monster with stats of 2200/2000.
Tempest looked worried, “That’s one menacing-looking monster. Django, be careful, as that thing has muscles on top of muscles.”
Django nodded before returning his attention to the Duel, saying, “Your boxing behemoth may be powerful, but he’s not invincible. But I must say, Infernox, your fiery spirit burns brightly. You seem to be enjoying this Duel quite a bit.”
Infernox grinned, “You got that right! I haven’t been this pumped up in a while. Dueling all the same opponents back home gets rather boring, but something about you just sends my spirit into hyper drive. I can sense your never-give-up spirit within you, and it’s getting me excited. So let’s move on. Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw, attack Gagaga Samurai now! Knock it out of the ring!”
Glassjaw made a few quick air punches before charging in toward Gagaga Samurai. Django, however, started to smile, much to Infernox’s surprise.
Django stated, “I activate the Spell: Rush Recklessly! This Spell boosts the Attack of one monster on the field by 700 for the duration of the turn! So I choose my Gagaga Samurai! Time to shatter Glassjaw, my faithful friend!”
The Spell was revealed, infusing Gagaga Samurai with more power, his Attack climbing up by 700 to 2600.
Infernox stated, “I won’t go down that easily! I activate Lead Yoke’s ability! By using an Overlay Unit, I can protect a Battlin’ Boxer monster I control from being destroyed! So my Glassjaw is safe. And, on top of that, my Lead Yoke will gain 800 Attack Points for each Overlay Unit it loses! So my bruiser is about to become even more so!”
Lead Yoke absorbed an Overlay Unit, which created a shield around Glassjaw. Glassjaw still attacked, but Gagaga Samurai deflected the attack and retaliated with two sword slashes. While the shield protected Glassjaw, Infernox flinched as his Life Points dropped by 600 to 3400. But, at the same time, Lead Yoke started to fight its shackles. Before long, its right arm was freed, destroying part of the equipment binding it, its power rising up by 800 to 3000.
“Now, Lead Yoke, attack Gagaga Samurai! Give him a flaming K.O.!”
Lead Yoke charged in, its free arm held high, before slamming it into Gagaga Samurai! Gagaga Samurai was thrown back before crashing to the ground, vanishing afterward, while Django flinched as his Life Points dropped by 400 to 3600.
Infernox stated, “I place one card face-down to end my…” but was cut off.
Django said strongly, “My Samurai won’t go down that easily! I activate my Trap: Miracle’s Wake! This Trap allows me to revive a monster that was destroyed this turn! So I bring back my Gagaga Samurai to the field in Attack Mode!”
The Graveyard Portal opened up, allowing Gagaga Samurai (1900/1600) to reappear, ready for battle.
Infernox grinned, “Good, I like an opponent who won’t go down without a fight. As I was saying, I place this card face-down to end my turn. I’m loving this Duel more by the minute! I haven’t had a Duel this much fun in so long! Keep it coming, Django!”
Tempest said mentally, “Infernox is quite the spirited individual, to say the least. He does remind me of Cody, so I can see why Django sees him that way as well. I just wonder what his Number is? Since all the Psykinox Lords use Numbers, and they’ve all been the 10X Numbers, I wonder what Infernox’s Number will be like. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.”
Django touched his deck, “It’s my turn, I Draw!” He looked at his new card before activating it, “I activate the Spell: Pot of Greed. I can draw two cards from my deck.” He drew two cards, looked at them, then selected one of them, “I place this monster in face-down Defense Mode and place two cards face-down on the field to end my turn. It may not be a very exciting move, I admit, but every piece is necessary for my plan. And I know you’ll like what I have planned. So your move, Infernox.”
Infernox smirked, “A plan, huh? Thinking of some sort of awesome comeback move? Now you’ve got me really curious. But enough small-talk, it’s my turn, I Draw!” He looked at his new card, smiling, “This’ll spice things up. But first, I activate Battlin’ Boxer Shadow’s ability from my hand. By removing an Overlay Unit from one of my Battlin’ Boxer Xyz Monsters, I can summon this card to the field with no questions asked. So I choose to remove my Lead Yoke’s last Overlay Unit. And you know what that means, right? Since my Lead Yoke lost an Overlay Unit, he gains an additional 800 Attack Points!”
Lead Yoke lost its last Overlay Unit, but this allowed a new monster to appear on the field. Battlin’ Boxer Shadow was a primarily black colored boxer with light blue highlights, glowing blue eyes, a long scarf around its neck, and a fairly robotic head. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 1800/1400. At the same time, Lead Yoke started to surge with power, trying to break its last restraint. It eventually did, shattering the last of the wood, chains, and pipes, releasing it completely, its power rising by 800 to 3800.
Tempest looked worried, “That thing has muscles on top of muscles! One punch from that bruiser and it could be all over!”
Infernox grinned, “I’m far from done. Next up, I summon another Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw to the field in Attack Mode!”
Another Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw (2000/0) appeared on the field.
“Now it’s time to reveal that hidden monster of yours, thanks to this Spell: Stop Defense! This switches a monster in Defense Mode to Attack Mode! So let’s see what you’ve got hidden there.”
The Spell fired a beam at Django’s hidden monster, revealing it to be Obnoxious Celtic Guardian (1400/1200), who didn’t look too happy at what was in front of him.
“Hmm… the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian, huh? A very useful defense monster, thanks to his ability. But that won’t matter shortly, as I have another little surprise for you. Time to go all-out! I Overlay my two Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaws and Shadow! With these three monsters I build the Overlay Network! I Xyz Summon Number 105: Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus in Attack Mode!”
Django said, "Here it comes! His Number!"
Both Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaws and Shadow became red orbs of light, shot up into the air, and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerged a sealed form. It appeared to be a more box-like version of an infinity symbol, mostly dull brown in color with yellow tips and centers. It quickly unfolded into its true form.
Number 105: Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus was a heavily armored and powerful-looking warrior. Its armor was mostly blue in color with gold sections, completely covering a lean yet muscular body. On each shoulder were large sled-like shields colored the same way as the rest of its body, a large crest on top of its head and glowing eyes. Orbiting it were three red orbs of light and the number “105” was written on its right shoulder. It was a Rank Four monster with stats of 2500/1600.
Infernox grinned, “Not too shabby, right? My Number is quite impressive. Can your monsters withstand his might? Let’s find out. Star Cestus, attack the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian! And to make things interesting, I activate Star Cestus’ ability! When it battles against another monster, by using an Overlay Unit, I can negate that monster’s abilities, and my Star Cestus cannot be destroyed in battle, and any damage I would’ve taken is dealt to you instead. But your Obnoxious Celtic Guardian is done for!”
Star Cestus absorbed an Overlay Unit before releasing a blinding light. That light caused the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian’s body to turn dark, his powers drained. Star Cestus charged in, fist held high, ready to pummel Django’s monster. However, Django wasn’t done yet.
He stated, “Don’t think so! I activate Gagaga Samurai’s ability! If a monster I control is targeted for an attack, I can change Gagaga Samurai to Defense Mode and make him the attack target! So do it, my blade-wielding warrior! Protect my Obnoxious Celtic Guardian!”
Gagaga Samurai took a more defensive position before switching places with the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian. Star Cestus continued its attack, slamming its fist into Gagaga Samurai, sending him flying back before he vanished.
Infernox smiled, “Nice, your Gagaga Samurai took the hit for your monster. But that doesn’t mean I’m done yet. Battlin’ Boxer Lead Yoke, attack the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian!”
Lead Yoke raised up its fist and launched a flaming fist-shaped aura attack.
Django stated, “I’m still not done! I activate the Trap: Half Unbreak! This protects one monster from being destroyed and all the damage I take this turn is cut in half! So I’m still in this!”
Several rainbow-hued bubbles suddenly appeared, forming around the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian. The flaming fist-shaped aura attack slammed into the bubble, dispersing around it, but the attack still reached Django, who shielded himself from the attack. He skidded back slightly as his Life Points dropped by 1200 to 2400.
Tempest sighed in relief, “Whew, that was a close one. Leave it to Django to always have a Trap ready when needed.”
Infernox grinned, “Not too shabby. I like that. I end my turn there. Let’s see what else you’ve got up your sleeves, Django.”
Django touched his deck, “You want it, you’ve got it. It’s my turn, I Draw!” He looked at his new card before stating, “It’ll be a quick move. I place a monster in face-down Defense Mode, switch my Obnoxious Celtic Guardian to Defense Mode, and activate the Spell: Supply Squad. That’s all for now.” He, however, said silently, “I’ve almost got everything I need. I just need a few more cards and I can win this Duel. So bring it on, Infernox, as you’re not the only one with an impressive Number.”
Infernox stated, “You’re up to something, I can tell from your eyes. So that means I have to make a major splash in order to K.O. you before you can pull it off. So it’s time to draw out the power I possess!” His hand started to glow as he touched his deck, “Go, Cosmic Energy Draw!”
Tempest said, “Here it comes!”
The fiery Psykinox revealed the card he drew, “I drew my Rank-Up-Magic – The Seventh One, which I now activate! This allows me to rebuild the Overlay Network with my Number and evolve it into a Chaos Number! So do it, my mighty Number! Go, Chaos Xyz Evolution! I Xyz Summon Number C105: Battlin’ Boxer Comet Cestus in Attack Mode!”
Star Cestus transformed into a bolt of energy and entered the Overlay Network. It erupted with new power. Out emerged a new monster. Number C105: Battlin’ Boxer Comet Cestus was built the same way as its previous form, only purple in color with sharper designed armor. Attached to its back were four shield-like structures with claw-like ends, purple in color, with the same pinkish chaos energy flowing through various places. It had bulky armor on its lower arms and lower legs, with cross-shaped brass knuckles, and a trident-like helmet with a sliver face mask and glowing eyes. Sitting in front of it were three Chaos Overlay Units and the number “105” was written on the right side of its chest armor. It was a Rank Five monster with stats of 2800/2000.
Infernox grinned, “Like my powerhouse of a Number? This Number packs a big punch in multiple ways. And I’ll show you right now! I activate Comet Cestus’ ability! By using a Chaos Overlay Unit, I can target a monster you control and destroy it, then hit you with damage equal to its Attack! So I’ll take out your Obnoxious Celtic Guardian with my Comet Cestus’ ability!”
Comet Cestus absorbed a Chaos Overlay Unit, summoning great power, before firing at the Obnoxious Celtic Guardian. The Obnoxious Celtic Guardian cried out in despair as he vanished from the field, which was followed by a powerful bolt striking Django. He endured the hit, shaking it off, as his Life Points dropped by 1400 to 1000. However, he started to smile.
The inventor stated, “You certainly pack a big punch, Infernox. I would expect nothing less from both a fiery person like you and a Psykinox Lord. But don’t think I’m done yet. I’m still in this, so do your worst. But before you do, my Supply Squad activates. Because a monster I control was destroyed, I can draw a new card.”
He drew a card, looked at it, gained a grin before adding it to his hand.
Infernox punched the air, “Aw, yeah! I love an opponent who never gives up! This is the best Duel I’ve had in such a long time! But too bad I’m about to win this Duel! Comet Cestus, attack Django’s hidden monster!”
Comet Cestus reared back and launched a flaming punch. The hidden monster was revealed to be Fortress Warrior (600/1200), which managed to endure the attack, much to Infernox’s shock.
Django chuckled, “Obnoxious Celtic Guardian isn’t my only defense monster. Fortress Warrior can endure one attack per turn and I take no damage involving it. So if you want to clear my field, you have to attack again, but my Life Points won’t go any lower.”
Infernox grinned, “Fine with me. Lead Yoke, turn his Fortress Warrior into rubble!”
Lead Yoke charged in, fist held high, before slamming it into Fortress Warrior, which wasn’t able to endure this attack. It crumbled before vanishing from the field.
Infernox said, “I end my turn there. You better make this next turn count, as I want to see what you’re truly capable of. After all, if you’re going to be our leader, you need to prove you can handle it.”
Django nodded, touching his deck, thinking, “I know exactly what I need. Please, Soul of the Deck, help me.” He stated aloud, “I Draw!” He looked at his new card before activating a different one, “I activate the Spell: Pot of Avarice. This allows me to shuffle any five monsters from my Graveyard back into my deck or Extra Deck. Then I can draw two more cards from my deck. So I’ll shuffle four monsters back into my deck and one into my Extra Deck to draw two more cards.”
Tempest thought, “He’s banking on his deck to give him what he needs. I hope this works, but knowing Django, it will.”
Django shuffled four monsters into his deck and one into the Extra Deck. This caused his deck to glow, allowing him to draw two more cards from it. He looked at the two new cards and gained a smile.
He stated, “I’m about to end this Duel, Infernox. So get ready, as you’re not the only one with an impressive Number. First, I summon Gamma the Magnet Warrior to the field in Attack Mode!
Gamma the Magnet Warrior (1500/1800) appeared on the field, ready for battle.
“Also, because I Normal Summoned a Level Four monster, I can Special Summon Kagetokage from my hand to join it!”
Kagetokage (1100/1500) crawled out onto the field, its headlight-like eyes glowing brightly.
Django raised his hand up, “Prepare yourself because it’s Overlay time! I Overlay my Gamma and Kagetokage! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network! I Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia in Attack Mode!”
Gamma became a brown orb of light while Kagetokage became a purple orb of light, both shot up into the air, and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerged a sealed form that quickly unfolded into Number 39: Utopia (2500/2000).
Tempest cheered, “Lookin’ good, Utopia! Give this guy a K.O. punch of his own!”
Infernox was stunned, “T-That Number! It’s amazing! It’s one of the most spectacular Numbers I’ve ever seen! But nevertheless, my two monsters are still more powerful.”
Django held out his final card, “I still have this little bad boy right here. One that’ll show off the Power of Numeron right here. I activate the Spell: Rank-Up-Magic Numeron Force! This allows me to rebuild the Overlay Network with Utopia, evolving him into one of his many evolved forms. Go, Chaos Xyz Evolution! Appear Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory!”
Utopia turned into a bolt of energy and entered the Overlay Network, which erupted with immense power. Soon, Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory (2800/2500) appeared on the field, ready for battle.
Infernox’s eyes were as wide as saucers, “A Rank-Up card that embodies the Power of Numeron AND a magnificent Chaos Number to go along with it!? I’ve never seen anything like it! But still, my monsters are more powerful!”
Django grinned, “Not quite, Infernox. Now Numeron Force’s other effect activates! I can negate all other face-up cards on the field except Utopia Ray Victory. So your Battlin’ Boxers are about to be blasted out of the ring!”
A powerful pulse erupted from the Numeron Force card, causing all other face-up cards to turn dark, which also caused Lead Yoke’s power to return to its original 2200. This stunned Infernox.
“Now, Utopia Ray Victory, attack Comet Cestus! And I activate your special ability! By using an Overlay Unit, I can have Utopia Ray Victory gain your monster’s Attack Points for the duration of the turn! Plus, whenever Utopia Ray Victory attacks, you cannon activate any Spells or Traps in response! So go, Victory Charge!”
Utopia Ray Victory absorbed an Overlay Unit, summoned two more hands and arms, grabbed all four of his swords, and took a dynamic pose, his power increasing by 2800 to 5600.
Infernox looked surprised, “That means I cannot use my Last Counter Trap Card! My Comet Cestus is a sitting duck!”
Django grinned, “That’s right. But that’s not the only surprise I have for you! Do it, Utopia Ray Victory! Attack with Rising Sun Double Victory Slash!”
Utopia Ray Victory gave four swipes of his swords, creating two “V”-shaped slashes. He effortlessly cleaved Comet Cestus in pieces, destroying it in a fiery explosion. Infernox skidded back quite a bit as his Life Points dropped by 2800 to 600.
He said, “Even with Utopia Ray Victory’s great power, I’m still standing. So once your turn ends, I can mount a comeback attack.”
Django shook his head, “Not quite. You seem to be forgetting about my face-down card, which I activate now! I activate the Trap: Hi-Five the Sky! When an Xyz Monster I control attacks, I can target it and it can attack again! Plus, you cannot activate any card effects in response! So Utopia Ray Victory is about to do an encore performance!”
Infernox’s eyes were wide, “T-Then that means…!”
The inventor nodded, “It’s over. Utopia Ray Victory! Attack Lead Yoke with Rising Sun Double Victory Slash! End this Duel now, my friend!”
Utopia Ray Victory charged in, swords held high, before slashing four times, creating the same “V”-shaped air slashes. These slashes effortlessly cleaved Lead Yoke, causing it to erupt in a fiery explosion. The blast caused Infernox to be thrown back, but he had a smile on his face, landing with a thud as his Life Points dropped down to zero. A “Win” screen appeared, showing Django, before the Augmented Reality vanished. Tempest cheered happily as Django approached the downed Infernox. Much to his surprise, Infernox started to laugh.
The fiery Psykinox laughed, still flat on his back, “That was the most epic Duel I’ve ever had, as well as the best Duel I’ve had in such a long time! I’ve never had so much fun! You really are something, Django.”
Django held out his hand, “You’re quite the hotshot yourself, Infernox. It’s pretty obvious your skill level is quite high. Need a hand up?”
Infernox graciously accepted Django’s offer, who helped hoist him up. He then gave a slight bow.
The fiery Psykinox said, “Thank you for such a great Duel. I can truly see that you should be our king, not that miserable Bloodlust. But why aren’t you on the throne instead of him? And what really happened to the other Spirit family members?”
Django’s eyes grew dull, “Lucifer betrayed the race by murdering my family. He somehow has the ability to draw out his ancestor’s power and used it to take my family by surprise and slaughter them. Only three others Spirits outside of myself survived, though it’s been a hard road since then. My grandpa and two of my younger cousins went into hiding while I was left to wander the streets. Once I became aware of the situation, I’ve been fighting an uphill battle against Lucifer, trying to stop him from destroying any more lives. It’s been a tough fight and I’ve been forced to draw out a lot of my hidden abilities, which I’ve been largely unaware of for quite some time. Heck, I didn’t even know I was a Psykinox until roughly a year ago, so I’ve been pretty much winging it this whole time. Lucifer and I have squared off twice now, both times I’ve won, but it’s still an uphill fight, as I’m scrambling to gain enough power to stop him for good. So… that’s the story.”
Infernox looked enraged, roaring, “I KNEW a Bloodlust wasn’t to be trusted! I can’t BELIEVE he tricked all of us so easily! That Lucifer! Why I oughta break every bone in his treacherous body! How could he do that!? That’s IT! He’s dead meat! I’m gonna knock him out so badly that the original Lucifer will feel it! Let me at ‘em!”
Django grabbed Infernox’s shoulders, “Infernox! Calm down, please! I know how you feel and I totally understand what you’re saying, but challenging Lucifer without a plan is suicide. If he could topple most of my family, then he’s not one to mess around with haphazardly. No, we need to approach this situation cautiously and rationally. I know how you feel, as he robbed me of my beloved family, but even my inner thirst for revenge won’t cloud my judgment again. Believe me, I nearly learned that the hard way. So calm down, Infernox, please. Avalon and grandpa Noble are currently discussing a plan to uproot Lucifer from the inside, allowing me to deal the final blow. So please, settle down, we’ll find a way to stop that Bloodlust, but we have to do it carefully, as I don’t want any more bloodshed on my behalf.”
It took a couple of minutes but Infernox managed to settle down. After a few calming breaths, he turned to Django.
He said, “Sorry about that. But that Bloodlust makes my blood boil, killing off our most noble family and having the gall to lie in all of our faces about it. As much as I would love to rearrange his ugly face, you… are right. I cannot allow my emotions to get in the way. If Avalon and Noble are currently discussing a plan, then I’ll have to go by it. I probably won’t like it, but it is for the best. Noble was one of our best leaders, so he would know what needs to be done. But you can count on my loyalty and support, Django. Just don’t get killed, as we’ve lost enough Spirits already. Besides, I want to Duel you again someday. Does that sound good to you?”
Django nodded, smiling, “It does, Infernox, and I would be more than happy to Duel you again. You just be careful yourself, as Lucifer isn’t one to mess with without a plan, and even then he’s dangerous. For now, return to your home and wait for Avalon to return. He’ll discuss things with you and the other Psykinox Lords then. Just stay sharp and keep safe, as I don’t want any more blood spilt because of me.”
Infernox nodded, “Will do, Django, and you do the same.”
They exchanged a fist bump before Infernox opened up a Warp Gate and entered it, but not before giving Django and Tempest a thumbs-up. After the gate closed, the duo continued their way through Cyber City, glad to have another ally.
Next Chapter: Fangs of the Deep