As the Battle of Atlantis continues, Dartz gets the upper hand by summoning his trump card, the Great Leviathan, grand deity of the Orichalcos, the same monster that nearly destroyed the world when Yugi fought Dartz. Now it is up to Yuni, Seto, Timaeus, Critias, and Hermos to devise a plan to destroy this beast of infinite power.
The Battle of Atlantis is an interesting topic, because it was so crucial to the Waking the Dragons arc, and yet there was so little information given on it. Obviously the purpose of this episode was to help give some story to this barely known event. The original show almost seemed to infer that the entire War of Atlantis was simply this one battle. As I’ve already shown, the war has been going on for much longer than that. One thing to note is opening scene when Ironheart summoned the Knights of Atlantis. My scene was almost directly taken from what we see in one of the episodes in the original series. I tweaked it slightly to fit the situation, but that can be attributed to any changes made to the timeline by Otto and Yuni. The point of showing this scene was to help explain one of the biggest contraindications made during the Waking the Dragons arc. If when Ironheart first asked for there help, the Knights of Atlantis were already dragons, then why did Dartz have to seal them away to turn them into dragons later? I made it so that they can be in any form, as they wish, and Dartz merely trapped them in one of those forms.
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Having found Timaeus, Critias, and Hermos, Yuni and Seto must team up with them and Ironheart to stop Dartz and Otto’s Atlantean persona, Ottikus. Now they lead the charge in what promises to be the climatic battle of the War of Atlantis.
This episode was the start of my attempt to retcon and fix the Waking the Dragons arc of the original series. In my opinion, Waking the Dragons was one of the best arcs in all of Yu-Gi-Oh, but it was full of so many flaws, contradictions, and errors. One of the biggest is the Knights/Dragons. First off, why would you seal away a knight as a dragon? Isn’t a dragons more powerful than a knight? Also, if the Legendary Dragons were originally knights, sealed away by Dartz’s curse, then why do we see them as dragons when Ironheart first asks for their help. The purpose of this episode was to explain the origin of the Legendary Dragons/Knights, and hopefully explain a couple of those problems. By making the knights and the dragons separate entities originally, I think managed to allow the story to fit together a little bit better, The next few episodes will continue to this trend.
Sorry it’s been so long, writing the movie took quite a while.
These episodes were obviously inspired by the finale of Season 4 of original Yu-Gi-Oh, the duel with Dartz, just as this season was based off of that season. It’s always bugged me that in those episodes that it’s Yugi and Kaiba fighting Dartz. They spent the entire season building up Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey as being the three heroes, and yet Joey gets completely ignored. I made sure not to make the same mistake. Perhaps the biggest take out from these episodes were the new Yugohan Lord(s), and the new effect to Another Hope. When I initially planned the series, Versal was to appear back in season 3, just as Ra did in the original series, but I just couldn’t think of a way to make it work. Once I decided that season 4 would be based on an alien invasion, I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Versal. Empyrean was another odd case. Obviously it is inspired by Horakhty, which didn’t appear until the series finale of the original series. I needed a replacement for the Knight of Destiny and had different plans for the finale, so I decided it would be best to premier Empyrean here.