Yikes, this is not going well for Yuuya at all. in fact I am actually concerned Yuuri might win. You have to hand it to Yuuya though, for not being completely taken over by the darkness after his father was carded. I thought for sure that was his last hope of keeping him sane. He has now lost everyone. Yuzu, his father, Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon and Yuuto (who told him he had faith in him that he would be able to pull him out of the darkness). It’s incredible how Yuuya is still hanging on, and it’s all thanks to Smile World. Since Yuuya received the card from his mother, throughout his journey across realms, it has served as his rock, his anchor to keep him grounded and true to himself. And Smile World is needed now more than ever. In such dire circumstances, it is not for the sake of bringing smiles to others, but to be used to protect Yuuya. It is the last shred of armor that has been furiously fighting off the darkness, threatening to take over in any moment. It is also important to acknowledge it was thanks to that card that Yuuya was able to still remember his father’s words of wisdom despite his despair. This is what made me incredibly proud of Yuuya, and Yuuto for working together, having faith in one another to prevent the inevitable from happening. Yet, whether they like it or not, it’s going to happen one way or another. Either they will merge varying on the result of the fight, or by default due to the ARC-V Project now in works (including Ray’s revival in process). It is also what makes this duel even more tragic. Regardless of Yuuya’s effort, he is going to lose one way or another, it’s just a matter of delaying it unless the Professor either attempts to kill Yuuya and Yuuri by blowing up the place in attempt to prevent them from merging, or actually has a plan (I doubt it) to serve as a counter-measure to prevent Zarc from being able to join them into the united realm (which I again, doubt would work anyways because of Clear Wing’s ability to travel between realms).
With Yuugo completely consumed by the darkness, there was no stopping Yuuri. It certainly doesn’t help that he now has three of the four dragons on his side (including Yuuto’s soul who comes paired with Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon). Yuuri’s soul is clearly the superior one as he is the only one who is embracing Zarc’s powers and shares the desire to become whole again. In fact he’s getting creepier the more he goes on about it.
It’s incredible to me how utterly pointless it is to have both Reiji and Reira at the scene. In fact I would feel a lot better if the two were just carded, solely because they are not doing shit. We know better that they don’t have to stand on the sidelines solely as spectators, they could always, you know INTERFERE – LE GASP – ! But nah, we can’t have any of that, this duel gotta focus on Yuuya and Yuuri. And as much as this duel is LONG overdue, with the stakes this high, and Yuuya fighting this all on his own, I think it would be better for two to get involved in the fight already. It would be one thing if they were to lose, but still- we have seen characters do all sorts of crazy stuff to force duels to end, or gain the upper hand, I would love to see some of that stuff be used for practical sake!
Next week, good lord, I don’t know how Yuuya is going to do this, but he’s going ot continue fighting. But honestly speaking, I am quite anxious how this ARC-V World is going to turn out, and how it’s ultimately (anticipated) to be broken up again.