Zorc looks the way he does (with the second head) because Takahashi was suffering from a bad stomach ulcer at the time, and he vented his frustration on Zorc. The Memory World arc was rushed partially due to illness and partially due to Battle City taking so long readers lost interest and he was told to wrap it up quickly.

He seems okay with how it turned out in the end, though, since… nothing new followed up on it, expanded on it, or contradicted it XD;

Card of the Day #509: Dark Master - Zorc

Attribute: DARK

Types: Fiend/Ritual/Effect

Level: 8

Attack: 2700

Defense: 1500

Effect: You can Ritual Summon this card with “Contract with the Dark Master”. Once per turn: You can roll a six-sided die, then destroy all monsters your opponent controls if you roll 1 or 2, destroy 1 monster your opponent controls if you roll 3, 4 or 5, or destroy all monsters you control if you roll 6.


Based on Zorc Necrophades (more of a direct reference to the Monster World story arc version from the final episodes of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! tv series, commonly called season 0) , the demon god who was created out of the darkness of people’s hearts, and made the Shadow Realm who everyone mind crushes everyone into these days. This monster is not too impressive in terms of his once per turn effect which is determined by the roll of a six sided dice, but that can be helped along with “That Six” wich ensures that only the opponent’s cards get destroyed, or incase he tries to blow himself up “Ritual Cage” will help. Zorc can be searched with “Prediction Princess Crystaldine”, “Knight of the Evening Twilight”, “Herald of the Arc Light”, “Spiritual Whisper”, “Senju of the Thousand Hands”, “Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands” and “Doomdog Octhros“. He can also be ritual summoned with one tribute by using "Ritual Raven” and incase you dont have"Contract with the Dark Master", “Contract with the Abyss” or “Advanced Ritual Art” can be a substitute.

Next time….


Hello scary, similar faces across time!

Between that, the British accent in the dub, and his habit of stealing other people’s cards/monsters, part of me wonders if Paradox was corrupted by some fragment of Zorc or maybe he’s one of Bakura’s descendants. XD

Yami Marik looked that bad when he got punched by Obelisk, though. Hmm.

I got to read more of the Yu-Gi-oh Millennium World manga today, this time volume 1.

Highlights included Yugi still being suspicious of Yami Bakura’s claims of helping him since he tried to kill them before, Bobasa having indents for the Items on his chest being really creepy and also weird, and Tea wanted to know Yami Yugi’s name for her own sake, too.

The manga had Thief King Bakura being portrayed as evil from the start despite his talk of justice–the priests counter his argument almost immediately, Yami Yugi gets a flash of memory that showed his father as a good man, immediately after his talk of vengeance he thinks about the Door to Darkness and ultimate power being his, and he drags in the former Pharaoh’s corpse, kicks it around, stomps on it, and mocks Yami Yugi over it (”He may have lost some pieces on the way here…”).

It’s clear from the way the story’s presented that we’re not meant to take Bakura’s side, even if Aknadin created the Items and Zorc manipulated him into it (the Spellbook was apparently written by Zorc)–I think the difference is that up until he was corrupted by Zorc, Aknadin felt guilty about what he did, while Bakura feels no guilt or remorse. There is the whole “It was an RPG” thing, though in the Duel Art book Takahashi said that originally it was supposed to be the actual past, hence the whole journey to the Pharaoh’s memories thing to begin with. In the same book he also said that Diabound, not Zorc, was the evil force that drove Bakura’s heart to darkness, implying his soul was bad to begin with.

Also, Bakura mocking the Pharaoh by saying “You finally got your butt off the throne” was what finally motivated the priests enough to attack him XD it was pretty funny.