TITLE: DISNEY GOES DUELING
Synopsis: Five years after Atem has passed on, Yugi and the gang are once again, assailed by a card game-playing madman. However, this guy's subordinates are some you will most likely be familiar with… Disney Villains!
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Prologue: Friends on the Other Side
It was a slow day in downtown Domino. Despite it being the transition into spring, not that many people were out and about. Ryou Bakura stretched and pulled out a book he'd been reading (I'll let you choose which one). Sunday was always a slow day for him. Hardly anyone came to his game store that day; it's a wonder why he was open on Sunday. Oh yes, your favorite albino had opened a game shop about two years after the series ended. Now there were three game stores in Domino; Duke Devlin's Black Crown, Yugi Moto's Kame game store, which his grandfather was getting too old to run, and now there was Ryou Bakura's Den of Thieves. Ironic, considering the alias of the evil spirit that had possessed him like some sort of malevolent parasite.
"Slow day, eh my boy," an oily voice broke the silence.
Ryou looked up to see a dark-skinned man had just walked in. Ryou felt a little off by this gentleman and felt a slight negative vibe upon seeing him. Decked out in a skull-and-crossbones emblazoned top hat with feather in the brim, open dark purple sports coat, maroon belly shirt, dark purple dress slacks, and black dress shoes with those old-fashioned shoe covers, with his hands resting on a skull-tipped cane that clearly wasn't to aid him in walking, the man screamed trouble to Ryou.
"Hello and welcome to the Den of Thieves game shop. I'm the owner, Ryou Bakura. How may I be of assistance?"
The man smirked, taking one of his hands off the cane, a whirl of shadows rushing around said arm, dispersing to reveal a black duel disk, "a simple duel, young man. Come on now, won't you humor Dr. Facilier?"
"Alright," Ryou acknowledged the man who, apparently, introduced himself as Dr. Facilier. A duel would serve as better entertainment than a book any day.
"Your shop seems to be appropriate size for our duel. I take it we won't have to step outside?" Facilier inquired.
"Not at all," Ryou responded, "when I bought this property, I had the ceiling raised for just such reason."
"Thinking ahead and readying for anything," Facilier mused, "admirable qualities, my boy. Now, if it's alright with you, since I issued the challenge I shall begin." "By all means," Ryou granted.
"Thank you kindly," Facilier's oily voice purred, "I draw." Adding his sixth card to his hand, he noted he might just be able to end this quickly, "I'll start by setting a monster in defense mode and then one card face-down. I defer to you." "Right," Ryou drew, "I'll start off by playing the spell card Fiend Sanctuary. This card produces a Metal Fiend Token and if I wish to keep it in play, I must pay 1000 points during my standby phase. However; it won't be around that long, as I tribute it to call forth Earl of Demise!" A rotten corpse decked out in the regalia of a count wielding a cutlass materialized.
"Now attack his monster! Sword of Peril!" The ghoul shot forward, brandishing it's blade with murderous intent.
"Not so fast," Facilier calmly interjected, "I'll be activating my face-down trap; Mask of Darkness. This lowers the attacking monster's power by 700." The weakened fiend slammed into a monster, revealing itself to be some sort of contraption with a large hole in the center. 2000-1300=700.
"I say… what is that?" Ryou inquired. "That, my boy," explained Dr. Facilier, "is my Magic Hole Golem. And now, unless there's anything else you'd like to do, I believe it's my turn." Ryou nodded, signaling his turn had come to a close. Facilier drew, "I play the spell card Shrink, which halves your monster's power. Now I summon my Melchid the Four-Faced Beast." As the card's name suggested, his monster resembled a combination of four masks, giving it 360 degrees of vision with one mask beginning where the last ended.
"Now send his zombie back to the grave," Facilier called out the attack order. Melchid charged forth, the horn on its main mask piercing Ryou's monster, causing the hologram to digitize into pixels. 1500-1000=500.
"Alright," Facilier stated, "let's see if you can turn things around." "I'll do my best," Ryou drew, "I use Pot of Greed to draw two more cards. Now I will use Silent Doom to revive a normal monster in defense mode and I choose Earl of Demise." The rotten duke reappeared, crouching to signify being in defense mode. "Next, I'll use Polymerization to fuse him with Headless Knight to fusion-summon the Duke of Demise!" The zombie earl and a headless suit of armor merged into one being, resembling a bigger rotten corpse in royal garb than the Earl. "Attack and destroy Melchid the Four-Faced Beast!"
The beast lunged forth, slicing the masked menace cleanly in two. 2000-1500=500.
"Well now," Facilier smirked, "so you're not completely inept after all."
He drew, "I use my Pot of Greed to draw two cards. Now I summon Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands, which adds a ritual spell or monster to my hand and I choose The Masked Beast!" A multi-armed menace appeared next to Magic Hole Golem with no further action. "Now I'll play the ritual spell card, Curse of the Masked Beast, and tribute both my Manju and Grand Tiki Elder in order to summon… The Masked Beast!"
A huge, hulking demonic monstrosity graced the field, its feet resembling those of a tyrannosaur, a long tail whipping behind it, and an upper body that was mostly humanoid, save for the mask of spikes where the face should have been. Ryou gulped, "oh my." Facilier let out a laugh, "now my pet; eradicate his monster!" The hellish apparition charged forward, slamming into the Duke's stomach with its staff. 3200-2000=1200.
Facilier's eyes widened upon seeing Ryou's monster wasn't destroyed. "What… how…?" he stammered. "My monster's special ability," explained Ryou, "protects it from being destroyed in battle as long as I forfeit 500 life points during my standby phase." Both duelists each had three cards remaining in their hands and were determined to defeat their opponent. "Fine," Facilier muttered, "your turn."
Ryou drew, his life points adjusting accordingly. "I summon Doom Caliber Knight," he played, summoning a skeletal rider on a black steed, "and then I play Gift of the Martyr, sacrificing my Knight to add his attack points to my Duke of Demise!" 2000+1900=3900. "Next, I remove Headless Knight, Earl of Demise, and Doom Caliber Knight in my graveyard from play to special-summon Dark Necrofear!" he cried, conjuring a blue-skinned undead woman cradling a mangled baby doll. "Now… Duke of Demise: eliminate The Masked Beast! Dark Necrofear; take out his Magic Hole Golem!" Ryou commanded his gruesome twosome. Magic Hole Golem's 2000 defense points weren't enough for Dark Necrofear's 2200 attack points as Duke of Demise cut the colossal ritual monster in two. 3900-3200=700.
Facilier drew, "I'll turn this around. Just you watch. I play Double Spell, discarding Bait Doll to use your Pot of Greed." He took note of the four cards that made up his hand, "I think I'll go ahead and play Special Hurricane, discarding one card to destroy all special-summoned monsters." I roaring tornado slammed down, enveloping Ryou's macabre monsters, destroying them in the process before settling down. "I'm afraid it's over, son," Dr. Facilier smirked, "I summon Mad Archfiend." A beastly demon appeared with a mane of wild red hair and nothing but s skull dividing its top from its bottom.
"Now," Facilier leered, "finish this fool off!" The beast lunged, swiping at Ryou with its claws, depleting his life points entirely. Down to negative seven hundred to be exact.
Facilier smirked as the holograms faded and his duel disk shut down, smirking down at Ryou who had been knocked off his feet by the force of the killing blow, so to speak. "I do believe a penalty for defeat is appropriate," he grinned evilly, "behold! Shadow from the past!" He spread his arms wide as he said this, as if it were some sort of incantation. Ryou watched in fear as his own shadow stretched from him, rising from the floor. The transformation had only just begun, fingers growing into claws, hair spiking in an evil fashion, the shadow stood with endless confidence. But, this wasn't what horrified Ryou. What horrified him was two darker shadows adorning the main shadow; one looking like a scar going from the shadow's right eye to its chin and the other, an encircled pyramid with five hanging pointers…
Can anyone guess who Ryou's shadow is supposed to be? Come on, I made it too easy. I hope you enjoyed Ryou taking on Dr. Facilier from the Princess and the Frog. Next chapter; Joey faces Percival C. Mc Leach from the Rescuers Down Under.