The Fate Shouldered by the Dark Mask
Ep024 Dark Onizuka's mask dissolved
Japanese ダークマスクが背負う宿命
Rōmaji Dāku Masuku ga Seou Shukumei
Alternative Titles
English Title To Gore Or Not To Gore
Season 1
Episode number 24
Air date Flag of Japan October 25, 2017
Flag of USA TBA
Opening With the Wind
Ending Believe In Magic
Screenplay Shoji Yonemura
Atsushi Maekawa
Director Yasumi Mikamoto
Animation director Mizuki Sato
Issei Hasegawa
Episode guide
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
Previous Episode 23
Next Episode 25
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To Gore Or Not To Gore or known as The Fate Shouldered by the Dark Mask in the Japanese version is the twenty-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It will air in Japan on October 25, 2017. In Canada will air on November 18, 2018.

Synopsis Edit

Doctor Genome uses his "Helix" Deck to turn the "Gouki" monsters' powerful attacks against themselves, putting Go Onizuka into a pinch. At the same time, the other members of the Knights of Hanoi also show up in LINK VRAINS and indiscriminately attack the citizens...

Featured Duel: Go Onizuka vs. Doctor GenomeEdit

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 5: Doctor Genome

Ep024 Genome activates his Skill

Genome activates his Skill "Preserve Species".

Genome activates the effect of "Hellix Necro Darwin" (1800/LINK-2/←↑) in his GY, to Special Summon it to a zone a Link Monster he controls next to the link. He Special Summons it to the Bottom next to the link of "Hellix Gothiclone" As a Link Monster was Special Summoned from the GY, Genome activates his Skill "Preserve Species", to halve the ATK of one of Go's monsters, and inflict damage equal to half of Go's LP. He halves the ATK of "Gouki Thunder Ogre" ("Thunder Ogre": 3400 → 1700 ATK; Go: 200 → 100 LP).

Turn 6: Go Onizuka

Ep024 Gouki The Master Ogre

"Gouki The Master Ogre" Link Summoned.

Go draws "Gouki Face Turn" and subsequently activates it, destroying a "Gouki" card he controls to Special Summon a "Gouki" monster from his GY. He destroys "Gouki Dark Mask" to Special Summon "Gouki Suprex" (1800/0). Go uses "Thunder Ogre" and "Suprex" to Link Summon "Gouki The Master Ogre" (2800/LINK-4/↑↙↓↘) to the Extra Monster Zone. As "Suprex" was sent to the GY, Go activates its effect to add a "Gouki" card from his deck to his hand. He adds an unknown card. Go activates the Magic Card "Gouki Rematch", Special Summoning two "Gouki" monsters with different Levels from his GY in Defense Position. He Special Summons "Gouki Twist Cobra" (1600/0) and "Gouki Rising Scorpio" (2300/0). Go activates the effect of "The Master Ogre", returning all "Gouki" monsters it next to the link to his hand to negate the effects of monsters Genome controls until the End Phase, up to the number of monsters returned. He returns "Twist Cobra" and "Rising Scorpio" to negate the effects of "Gothiclone" and "Necro Darwin".

"The Master Ogre" can attack all monsters Genome controls, but it must attack the monster with the highest ATK. "The Master Ogre" attacks and destroys "Necro Darwin" (Genome: 2300 → 1300 LP) and "Gothiclone" (Genome: 1300 → 0 LP).

Featured Duel: Go Onizuka vs. Knight of HanoiEdit

The Duel is conducted as a Speed Duel and begins from an unspecified turn.

Go Onizuka's Turn
"Gouki The Master Ogre" attacks and destroys the Knight of Hanoi's "Jack Wyvern" (Knight of Hanoi: 1000 → 0 LP).

List of Featured CardsEdit

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Go Onizuka Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Link Monsters

Doctor Genome Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Link Monsters

The Knights of Hanoi Edit


Effect Monsters

Flashback Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Link Monsters

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusaku Fujiki / "Playmaker" Shouya Ishige
Ai Takahiro Sakurai
Shoichi Kusanagi Subaru Kimura
Naoki Shima Chiharu Sawashiro
Aoi Zaizen / "Blue Angel" Yuki Nakashima
Akira Zaizen Shouma Yamamoto
Go Onizuka Daiki Hamano
Doctor Genome Takuya Kirimoto
"Baira" / Kyoko Taki Ami Koshimizu
Kitamura Masayuki Kato
MC Ikkan
Go Onizuka's manager Eizou Tsuda
Hosoda Yuki Ishikari
Aoi Zaizen's robot Mako Muto
SOL Technologies's programmer Ikumi Hasegawa
SOL Technologies's programmer Ryunosuke Watanuki
Others Takao Mitsutomi
Others Hase Norihito
Monsters Masaaki Ihara
Makoto Kimishima Ryota Suzuki
Monsters Masaaki Yano
Go Onizuka's Ai Yuusuke Tonozaki


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