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The Finals: Norberto Leon Versus Michael Stibbins

November 19th, 2012

It all came down to this! Michael Stibbins is playing an aggressive Inzektor Deck that players this weekend just haven’t been ready for, while Norberto Leon is running Mermails with Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord and Mirror Force.


“Win or lose, we’re winners today,” remarked Leon.  Stibbins nodded his agreement.


Leon started the last Match of the day with Genex Undine!  It got Atlantean Dragoons to the Graveyard, and that got Leon Genex Controller and Deep Sea Diva.  He Set two cards to his back row.


Stibbins had a hand of Solemn Warning; Mystical Space Typhoon; Dark Hole; Monster Reborn; Sangan; and Inzektor Centipede.  He Set Sangan and Warning.


Leon tried to Summon Deep Sea Diva and Stibbins negated the attempt with Solemn Warning, dropping to 6000 Life Points.  “I actually don’t know what you’re playing,” remarked Leon.  Undine attacked into Sangan, giving Stibbins his Inzektor Hornet.  “Oop, I lost!” laughed Leon, smiling goodnaturedly.  “I’m gonna get Dragonfly’d!”



Stibbins drew Tour Guide from the Underworld and Summoned Inzektor Centipede, equipping it with Inzektor Hornet to destroy Leon’s Set Starlight Road.  Centipede let him search out Inzektor Dragonfly, and Stibbins sent Centipede to attack and destroy Undine.  Leon tried to Abyss-sphere in the End Phase, but Stibbins Chained Typhoon to destroy it.


Leon took back his Undine and Deep Sea Diva with Salvage, going to seven cards in hand!  He Summoned Undine, again kicking Atlantean Dragoons; this time he got Genex Controller and Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord.  He discarded Atlantean Heavy Infantry and an Mermail Abyssmegalo to Special Summon another Abyssmegalo, destroying Centipede and getting another Abyss-sphere.  He Tributed Undine for Abyssmegalo’s effect, then Special Summoned Moulinglacia to make Stibbins discard Dark Hole and Tour Guide.  Monster Reborn brought back the second Mermail Abyssmegalo, and all three boss monsters attacked for game!




Norberto Leon takes a decisive victory in the first Duel, playing a clutch Salvage to allow for a second Genex Undine that lead into Moulinglacia and double Abyssmegalo!  Were Mermails about to win YCS Seattle?!


Stibbins’ hand was Mystical Space Typhoon; two Inzektor Ladybug; Tour Guide from the Underworld; and two Inzektor Centipede.  He Summoned Centipede to equip Ladybug, and boosted Centipede to Level 5 to trigger Centipede’s effect and get Inzektor Hornet from the Deck.


Leon took a moment to think about his position… “You’re gonna kill me next turn if you have the Dragonfly.  Sooo… My best bet, would be this guy.”  He Normal Summoned Mermail Abysspike, discarding Atlantean Dragoons to get Genex Undine and Atlantean Heavy Infantry from his Deck.  He rammed Abysspike into Centipede, destroying both, and Set one card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.


Stibbins drew Cardcar D and Summoned Centipede, equipping Hornet and sending it to the Graveyard to target Leon’s Set Abyss-sphere for destruction.  Leon Chained it, but Stibbins Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it before it could resolve!  Stibbins searched out Inzektor Dragonfly and refused to attack.


Leon drew for the turn and gave a slight nod, briefly looking momentarily satisfied.  He Summoned Undine and sent Atlantean Dragoons to the Graveyard to get Genex Controller and Mermail Abyssmegalo.  He discarded Heavy Infantry and Mermail Abysslinde to Special Summon Mermail Abyssmegalo, destroying Centipede and getting an Abyss-sphere from his Deck with Abyssmegalo’s effect.  He Tributed Undine to let Abyssmegalo attack twice, and then made two direct attacks for a total of 4800 Battle Damage.  Stibbins was down to 3200 Life Points and Leon Set a Spell or Trap.


Stibbins drew Sangan and Summoned Inzektor Dragonfly.  He equipped it with Inzektor Ladybug from his Graveyard.  He sent Ladybug back to the Graveyard to boost Dragonfly to Level 5, and Special Summoned Centipede from his Deck.  Ladybug boosted the Centipede to Level 5 as well, getting Stibbins Inzektor Giga-Mantis from his Deck, and Stibbins Xyz Summoned Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja.  He activated its effect and crashed it into Abyssmegalo, destroying the Mermail but leaving the Armor Ninja unharmed.




Leon took a moment to think.  “Thaaaat Ninja… Okay, I can do that.”  He Set a monster.


Stibbins drew Threatening Roar and Summoned Cardcar D.  He turned Armor Ninja to Defense Position; Set Roar; and drew another Tour Guide and another Roar with Cardcar D’s effect.  Not alot of ground gained with that move, but it probably looked more impressive to Leon.


Leon activated Mystical Space Typhoon, and Stibbins Chained the targeted Threatening Roar.  “Well played.”  Leon Set a monster.  “Go ahead.”


Stibbins drew his third Threatening Roar.  He Summoned Inzektor Ladybug to equip Inzektor Hornet, then equipped Ladybug with Inzektor Giga-Mantis.  He destroyed it to Special Summon back Inzektor Dragonfly, then equipped that with Hornet to destroy Stibbins’ Set Genex Controller.  Stibbins Special Summoned another Ladybug from his Deck and used it to Hornet… another Genex Controller.  Stibbins made direct attacks with the two Ladybugs, Dragonfly, and Armor Ninja.  Leon was left with 3600 Life Points.  Stibbins had 3200, and Set Roar.




Leon Summoned Atlantean Marksman; tried to move to his Battle Phase; and was denied by Threatening Roar. He flipped Abyss-sphere in Main Phase 2 to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde, then Xyz Summoned Wind-Up Zenmaines in Defense Position.


Stibbins drew Inzektor Sword – Zektkaliber.  He equipped his Inzektors with Hornet and Giga-Mantis, destroying Giga-Mantis to Special Summon Centipede.  He equipped Hornet to Centipede to detach one of Zenmaines’ Xyz Materials, getting another Inzektor Sword, then equipped Dragonfly with Hornet to Hornet away another Xyz Material.  He equipped his two Inzektor Swords and Leon conceded the second Duel!




Michael Stibbins evens the score, pushing the Finals – and this tournament – to one more Duel!  The victor in this last contest would win a trip to the North American WCQ and earn the title of Champion.  Both Duelists wished each other good luck.


Leon opened with Genex Undine, sending Atlantean Dragoons to the Graveyard to get Genex Controller and Atlantean Heavy Infantry!  He Set a Spell or Trap.


Stibbins started with Mystical Space Typhoon; Cardcar D; Solemn Warning; Dark Armed Dragon; Inzektor Centipede; and Threatening Roar.  He Summoned Cardcar, Set Roar and Warning, and drew two cards with Cardcar D’s effect: Pot of Duality and a Side Decked Soul Drain!  That might prove to be the deciding card in this tournament.


Leon Summoned Genex Controller and attacked with both monsters to drop Stibbins to 5400 Life Points.  He activated Abyss-sphere, and Stibbins negated it with Solemn Warning.  that left Leon free to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Zenmaines in Main Phase 2.


Stibbins drew Torrential Tribute.  He activated Pot of Duality, revealing Inzektor Ladybug, Torrential Tribute, and Threatening Roar.  He took Ladybug and shuffled back the rest.  He had six cards in hand with Roar Set, and Normal Summoned Centipede to equip it with Ladybug.  He sent Ladybug to the Graveyard to get Inzektor Dragonfly from his Deck to his hand, then Set Soul Drain and Typhoon.


Leon discarded Marksman and Heavy Infantry to Special Summon Mermail Abyssmegalo: Stibbins responded with Soul Drain, stopping the effects of the Atlanteans!  Leon got an Abyss-sphere with Abyssmegalo’s effect, then Normal Summoned Mermail Abysspike and turned Zenmaines to Attack Position.  Threatening Roar held him at bay, and Stibbins destroyed his Abyss-sphere in the End Phase with Typhoon.


Stibbins drew Call of the Haunted and Summoned Inzektor Dragonfly, equipping Centipede with Ladybug and boosting Dragonfly’s Level to get Inzektor Hornet with Dragonfly’s effect.  He equipped Dragonfly with Hornet, using it to destroy Abyssmegalo.  Stibbins Special Summoned another Centipede from his Deck with Dragonfly, then overlaid Dragonfly and Centipede for Tiras, Keeper of Genesis!  Its effect knocked a Material off of Zenmaines, and that let Stibbins Special Summon Dark Armed!  He equipped Centipede with Hornet to use Hornet again, detaching another Material from Zenmaines and searching out Inzektor Giga-Mantis.  He destroyed his own Soul Drain with Dark Armed Dragon’s effect (banishing Inzektor Ladybug), then equipped Centipede with Giga-Mantis.


He used Dark Armed to destroy Giga-Mantis, which let him Special Summon Hornet and search his Deck for Inzektor Sword – Zektkaliber.  He overlaid Hornet and Centipede to Xyz Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon, Special Summoning back Inzektor Dragonfly, then equipped that with Hornet to destroy Zenmaines for good!  Stibbins Special Summoned his third Centipede, using Hornet again to finish clearing the field, destroying Mermail Abysspike.  That got him a second Inzektor Sword.  He equipped Dragonfly and Centipede with one Sword each, and when he announced his first attack Leon gave him the handshake!




Inzektors defeat Mermails in the Finals, and Michael Stibbins wins YCS Seattle to become our new Champion!