The Numbershots (jokingly given the kanji "No.shot(ナンバーズショット)" Nanbāzushotto) are a series of stories created by Taylor Gorrell that take place within the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL timeline. The plotline of each Numbershot is different, but the central part of each Numbershot is a Duel against one of the Number. The timeline of these stories differs from the canon starting from canon Episode 50, and events in episodes after that point do not occur. Various new main characters are introduced in the Numbershots, such as Hikaya Kodoa, the new girlfriend of Tokunosuke Omoteura, and the Number Hunter Yamoto. Multiple Numbers in this universe do not match those in the canon, though differences are not limited to just them. Examples include IV and III's names being Marcus and Keegan instead of Thomas and Michael, and Rio Kamishiro being Shark's 17-year-old older sister instead of his 14-year-old younger twin sister.

These stories and more can be found on Taylor Gorrell's Fanfiction profile here:

List of Stories

Numbershot 55: Double-Sided

Tokunosuke saves a girl, Hikaya Kodoa, from bullies, leading to them becoming fast friends. However, after a while, Tokunosuke can't shake the feeling that Hikaya is hiding something. His thoughts are quickly interrupted when he is given a Number by a new villain, the Number Distributor. Instantly corrupted and viewing everyone as traitors, he begins to attack everyone until Yuma takes him on in a Duel, defeating him. However, his Number is taken by the mysterious Yamoto, who appears to be neither friend nor foe. Regardless, Tokunosuke is saved and eventually discovers that Hikaya was hiding her feelings for him, giving him a girlfriend in the process.

Featured Duels

Tokunosuke Omoteura VS Dino; Winner: Tokunosuke

Yuma Tsukumo VS Tokunosuke Omoteura (Number-possessed); Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 55: Doruragon

Numbershot 10: Fall of the Hunter

Angered by the failure of the World Duel Carnival, Kaito takes his Number Hunting duties with ruthless abandon, earning him on the bad side of Yamoto, who is irritated at Kaito's lack of sympathy for his victims. Challenged to a Duel, Yamoto force-Summons Kaito's original Number, Number 10, showing Kaito that he is not immune to their effects, but unintentionally torments him with his Head Shadows. Reduced to a whimpering mope, Kaito begs Yamoto to destroy his Number, which Yamoto does with an unknown monster, defeating him. Regretting what he has done, Kaito declares he cannot hunt the Numbers anymore and gives Orbital 7 Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Unfortunately, Kaito is soon possessed by Number 10 and seeks out Yuma, forcing him into a Duel. Number 10 forces Kaito's moves, but he is eventually defeated by Yuma, who receives Galaxy-Eyes from Orbital 7, finding that it was Galaxy-Eyes that was really protecting him. Astral retrieves Number 10, freeing Kaito from its control. Kaito decides to let Yuma keep Galaxy-Eyes, but it chooses him in the end. Kaito then ends his alliance with Dr. Faker and Mr. Heartland and asks Orbital 7 to keep watch over Haruto while he finds an alternate way to help Haruto. He warns Yuma, however, that their battle is not over before leaving, falling asleep on a bench, only to be found by an unknown person.

Featured Duels

Kaito Tenjo VS Yamoto; Winner: Yamoto

Yuma Tsukumo VS Kaito Tenjo (Number-possessed); Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 10: Illumiknight

Other Number Debuts: Number 35: Mushrocket, Number 24: Nightmare Vulpine

Numbershot 88: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

The Number Distributor's latest scheme targets Yuma himself. Yuma is accosted by a silent Number Holder who Summons Number 88, which is a mirror that produces a sentient dark reflection of Yuma takes over the Duel. Yuma defeats it, but the reflection unleashes a bright flash of light before being sucked back into the mirror. It soon becomes apparent that something is wrong with Yuma, which comes to a head after Hope refuses to be Summoned by him (as well as Yuma mispronouncing "kattobingu"). Within the Key, Hope tells Astral that whoever was Dueling was not Yuma. Love then appears with the Number 88 card, and the truth is revealed: Yuma was trapped within the card by Number 88's holder, and the holder has control of his body and the Key. Kotori manages to get the Key and free Yuma (albeit in the reflection body), but the holder gets it back, leading to the two Yumas Dueling. The real Yuma, however, is able to Summon Hope and Love, proving himself as the real Yuma, but the holder Summons Number 88, revealing that he is actually a sentient Number. However, with the help of Chaos Number 39, Yuma defeats Number 88 and gets his body back, trapping Number 88 back into his own card. However, Number 88 makes an ally while in the Key...

Featured Duels

Yuma Tsukumo VS Number Holder/Fake Yuma; Winner: Yuma

Yuma Tsukumo (Number 88's body) VS Number 88 (Yuma's body); Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 88: Mirror's Dark Half

Other Number Debuts: Number 9: Sapphfire

Numbershot 93: Duel Against the Dark Hunter

Yuma wonders how Number 10 managed to control Kaito, but decides to sleep on it. Number 10 shows Astral a vision of Yamoto's monsters torturing Kaito, wondering why Yamoto would do this. Yuma believes his suspicions about Yamoto are right, but Tetsuo tells him that Yamoto isn't a bad person. Regardless, Yuma, Kotori, Tetsuo, and Astral decide to find Yamoto. They eventually find him, seeing that he indeed regrets what he did to Kaito and doesn't know how it happened. However, Yamoto's tune immediately changes, telling Yuma he is not ready to face the Number Distributor. Yuma decides to prove Yamoto wrong and challenges him to a Duel. The two fight hard, but even though Yuma Summons Hope and Love, Yamoto counters with his ultimate monster: Number 93: Dark matter Dragon, defeating Yuma. Yamoto, however, sees that Yuma is a good person, and does not take his Numbers, instead offering his friendship, which Yuma accepts.

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo VS Yamoto; Winner: Yamoto

Featured Number: Number 93: Dark Matter Dragon

Other Number Debuts: Number 14: Krakargot

Numbershot 48: Gotta Go Fast!

An unknown green entity has begun appearing in Heartland, racing at ultra-fast speeds and causing mischief, while also aiding the cops at times. Akari decides that this would be the scoop of the century, but with Yuma unwilling to help, she goes out to find the entity, managing to get a few pictures. The pictures don't tell what it is, but they reveal that is has a Number, making Astral think the Number gave someone super speed. Yuma and Kotori eventually find Spade Stranahan, who reveals that he has Number 48, but urges them to keep his secret so his name can stay out of the press. His secret is bet over a Duel, which Spade loses. He is interrupted in his escape by Akari, who he manages to convince not to run his story, but Akari makes Spade find her other stories, which he agrees to. The two of them manage to get info on a group of jewel thieves, but before the crooks can shake down Akari for her photos, Spade shows up and knocks out the crooks with his speed, defeating their leader in a Duel. The crooks are later apprehended because of Akari's story, with Spade chuckling to himself.

Featured Duels

Yuma Tsukumo VS Spade Stranahan (Number holder); Winner: Yuma (Number not taken)

Spade Stranahan VS Unnamed Criminal; Winner: Spade

Featured Number: Number 48: Godspeed Mirage

Numbershot 71: The Hunter Reborn

Kaito wakes up in an unknown house, but the house is of Jenaveve, his old friend that he hadn't seen in three years. Kaito cannot go back to Heartland Tower, so Jenaveve has him stay with her and her parents. Meanwhile, Orbital 7 continues to watch over Haruto in Kaito's absence. However, Mr. Heartland's ally, the Number Distributor, decides that too much time has gone by and controls Haruto with a Number. Orbital, frantic, tells Kaito of the situation, prompting him to break into Heartland Tower to rescue Haruto, aided by Orbital, Jenaveve, and even Yuma. However, Kaito is forced to Duel his brother to save him. Despite Haruto's Black Hole Gate swallowing Galaxy-Eyes, Kaito brings it back to call forth Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, defeating Haruto. However, the Number Distributor attempts to steal Kaito's Numbers, but a tug-of-war results in Kaito losing 8 out of his 18 Numbers. Then, the area of the Tower begins to explode, prompting them to escape quickly, which they manage to Duel. Number 71 is removed from Haruto and is revealed to have had his soul sealed within the Number 71 card, so when Haruto wakes up, he is finally back to normal. Kaito and Yuma agree to be friends and allies from here on in, and he and Jenaveve become a couple.

Featured Duel

Kaito Tenjo VS Haruto Tenjo (Number-possessed); Winner: Kaito

Featured Number: Number 71: Black Hole Gate

Other Number Debuts: Number 43: Constellar Persei

Numbershot 53: Family Reunion

Yamoto locates Dr. Faker's henchman, Gauche, who seems to recognize Yamoto. Shock ensues when Yamoto identifies Gauche as his father. After a Duel (which reveals that his real name is Moyen), Yamoto asks the whereabouts of his mother, causing more shock when he identifies her as Droite. Yamoto's backstory is explained, but Gauche tells him that they have split ever since seven years ago, though Gauche never lost the love he had for her. Yamoto decides to find Droite and tells Gauche to help him, which he agrees to. However, their search comes up empty until she is located via a Number signal, which means one thing: Droite's been possessed. Tracking her down, the Number Distributor sics the possessed Droite at the group. Yamoto faces off against his mother and her new Toxic Butterfly Assassins, and a final Summon of Dark Matter Dragon defeats Droite, allowing Yamoto to secure her Number 53. After Droite wakes up, Yamoto wants to be a family again, but Droite cannot bring herself to get over what she believes is her mistake. However, after both Yamoto and Gauche say they will always love her, Droite breaks down and admits that she still loved them as well, and the three of them become a family again.

Featured Duels

Yamoto VS Gauche; Winner: Gauche

Yamoto VS Droite (Number-possessed); Winner: Yamoto

Featured Number: Number 53: Mirage Monarch Basilong

Numbershot 94: Shockin' Rockin'!

A narrowly avoided car accident ends up with Yuma and the gang meeting up with Raio Ruda, the famous lead signer of the Thunder Kings, Tetsuko's favorite band with Raio being a major crush of hers. Raio decides to give Tetsuko, Tetsuo, Yuma, and Kotori special passes to his next concert as an apology. At the concert, a rabid fan named Zina is causing problems, getting her thrown out. Raio brings the gang backstage to meet the gang, also showing off his weapon collection. However, Zina is spying on them, and is jealous of how friendly Tetsuko is getting with Raio, leading to her being possessed by a Number that gives her electrical powers. During the concert, Zina's lightning causes chaos, and the group follows the trail to her. Zina zaps Yuma with her powers, rendering him unable to move, so Kotori steps up to Duel her. She manages to defeat Zina and retrieve her Number, rendering her powers inactive. Raio threatens her with his pistol, but takes pity on her and allows her to stay. The day ends with the Thunder Kings playing Live and Learn, and Raio tosses Tetsuko a small note. What is on it isn't seen, but it makes her blush madly.

Featured Duel

Kotori Mizuki VS Zina; Winner: Kotori

Featured Number: Number 94: Zap Pitcher

Numbershot 63: Shark Bites Back

Shark decides to give himself an upgrade on his Dueling skills now that Yuma can actually beat him. He finds a man who specializes in many Dueling practices. The man agrees to teach Shark a new way to use aquatic monsters, and the man is eventually revealed to be legendary Duelist Zane Truesdale! At that moment, Zane's former protégé appears before them, having hunted down the legendary Duelist for years in order to kill him, who was stolen the legendary Cyberdarks. Shark defends Zane from the angry man by Dueling him with the Sea Emperor Deck given to him by Zane, not losing his ground even when Fujiwane uses the Cyberdarks to Summon a Number, even calling forth Sea Emperor God Dragon Oceanidra when even Zane couldn't. Fujiwan is chased away and the Number is recovered by Yamoto, and Zane gladly lets Shark keep the Sea Emperor cards.

Featured Duels

Ryoga Kamishiro VS Zane Truesdale; Winner: Zane

Ryoga Kamishiro VS Fujiwan; Winner: Ryoga

Featured Number: Number 63: Cyberdark Chimera

Numbershot 37: Unhealthy Competition

A normal lunch has a chance encounter with Haiga, a very sick boy who is rude to anyone healthy and refuses any help. After passing out in class due to an incident with a smug kid and ending up in the infirmary, Haiga is sent a Number through an envelope, granting him the power to sicken anyone through pink particles. Escaping from the school, Haiga goes on an infection spree, sickening student after student with his powers. Yuma and his friends investigate, but he and Tetsuo are hit with Haiga's powers, forcing Kotori to take Haiga on. Despite her slowly succumbing to Number 37's poison, Kotori manages to defeat Haiga and retrieve the Number, eliminating the illness across the school. Back in the infirmary, Haiga regrets all he has done and thanks Kotori for getting the Number out of him. However, a certain figure isn't happy about this...

Featured Duel

Kotori Mizuki VS Haiga; Winner: Kotori

Featured Number: Number 37: Zero Passion Pandemic

Numbershot C13: True Love Shines Through All

The Number Distributor has decided to end Yuma and Kotori's interference in his plans. Leading them to him with a dark card, the Distributor draws them into the Chaos Zone in a 2-VS-1 Duel that eventually ties their lives to their Numbers. With his fiendish Photon, the Distributor obliterates Hope Ray, and his Number Bond card strikes Yuma dead, leaving Kotori inconsoleable. The contract between Yuma and the Gate disrupted, Astral is left in a statis state, but the Key glows, transporting Kotori to the Gate. Offered a power to gain what she desires with no cost, Kotori unlocks the Gate and gains ZEXAL from Yuma's spirit. At the same time, Astral is freed from statis, but something is ripped from him: Mia, a female Astral Spirit. Mia joins with Kotori for an Xyz Change ZEXAL, allowing Kotori to evolve Love into Chaos Number 13. As True Love revives Hope Ray, Kotori manages to revive Yuma, who joins with Astral for his own Xyz Change ZEXAL, and the two Chaos Numbers strike down the Number Distributor, who escapes. The rest of the day becomes a celebration of their victory, with Kotori spending the night at Yuma's house, not wanting to leave him for the night. During that time, it's revealed that Mia was Astral's lover in the Astral World and the figure he had seen in the visions from No. 90 and 13.

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo & Kotori Mizuki VS Number Distributor: Winner: Yuma & Kotori

Featured Number: Chaos Number 13: Devoted Empress True Love

Numbershot 38: End of a Crusade

After flashing back to an alternate canon from Ep. 49's end on, IV is worried that things will get much worse, as Tron is in a state of rage after losing Haruto's powers. His predictions come true when III, consumed by the darkness that is hatred, attacks IV and claims he is not his brother, forcing him into a Duel. As III prepares to throw the Duel and activate a self-destruct ability, IV refuses to let him die, calling him by his real name (Keegan) and making himself lose. Keegan breaks down and cries to his brother, calling him by his real name (Marcus) and revealing that he doesn't want revenge anymore; he just wants his family back. V (Chris) seeks out the help of a friend to get through to Tron, but chaos ensues when Tron tries to kill them for showing aversion to the plan. Chris, declaring that he is their father, Byron Arclight, takes him on in a Duel to save him from the hate, defeating him and using his Crest combined with his new Numbers to blast the hate away, destroying his mask and returning his face to normal. Byron is at first unable to understand why they turned against him, but is told that he betrayed his sons, trading his identity and love for her family for power to get revenge on one man. Guilt-ridden but forgiven by his family, Byron declares that their crusade for revenge is over. They will now focus on restoring Byron's form and pass their hopes on to Yuma.

Featured Duels

Marcus Arclight VS Keegan Arclight; Winner: Keegan

Chris Arclight VS Byron Arclight; Winner: Chris

Featured Number: Number 38: Hare-ible Demonimation

Numbershot 26: Runaway Rampage

The Number Distributor has targetted Anna Kozuki for his schemes, but there's a bigger problem: Anna is acting as if Yuma and her were thick as thieves as kids and would end up together, which everyone (counting Yuma) says didn't happen, causing her to be very confused. When Anna gets a Number, she becomes convinced that Kotori, Cathy, and Akari had conspired to keep Yuma away her from, and she decides to get revenge by using an abandoned house as a trap. Knocking out Cathy and Akari, Anna then pretends to get Yuma, Kotori, and Spade's (who was just there) help to find them. However, in the house, Spade and Kotori are knocked out as well. Yuma finds the four of them tied up with Anna's cannon pointed at them on a Life Point trigger: Yuma and Anna have to Duel, and if Yuma loses, his friends, sister, and girlfriend will be blown to bits. Despite Anna wielding a Rank 10 Number, Yuma manages to get past it and defeats Anna, snapping her out of the Number's control and making the Distributor escape. After everyone leaves, Anna apologizes and flies off, but someone is watching her...

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo VS Anna Kozuki (Number-possessed); Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 26: Psychohazard Explosive Express Dead End

Numbershot 34: Viral Attitude

After being busted trying to find test answers on-line, Shirotora, Aokarasu, and Akahebi are suspended, but want revenge. The Number Distributor offers to help them, but they must get one of Yuma's Numbers for him. Number 88 releases a random Number from the Emperor's Key, being Number 34, which he corrupts before Shirotora sends it to Takashi. Corrupted by the Number's power, Takashi rewrites Ukyo's Bugman Virus into the Strikebug Mega-Virus and causes havoc while also developing the Tera Byte Anti-Virus for the final step of the plan. Chasing down Takashi, Yuma, Kotori, Cathy, Astral, and Mia are beamed into cyberspace, where if Yuma loses to Takashi, they'll all be deleted! Despite Takashi using the effect of the Bug Space Field Spell to the fullest, Yuma is able to defeat him with the help of Kotori Summoning Chaos Number 13. The Distributor goes to deploy the Tera-Byte Program, but Ukyo has already taken it, and it devours the Strikebug Mega-Virus. Ukyo puts the Bugman Virus on lockdown, but the Distributor decides to give the three bullies a little present each...

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo VS Takashi Todoroki (Number-possessed); Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 34: Electronic Computer Beast Tera Byte

Numbershot 15: Unwilling Puppets

Shark is called to the hospital to see Rio, who has nearly made a full recovery due to an unknown guest. He and Ariel follow the guest, only to find that it is Marcus. Shark is angry, but Marcus tells his side; that he regrets everything he has done, and that he is trying to undo his damage. However, when he returns to his residence, the person who gave them their Numbers approaches him and reveals himself as the Number Distributor, gaining control of Marcus through his Number 15 card and forcing him to attack the hospital. Chris Duels his brother to free him from the control of his Numbers while Shark, Keegan, and Ariel evacuate the building, but Marcus's powers are short-circuiting the operating room technology. In the end, Chris defeats Marcus and breaks him free of the Number's control, stopping his powers from interrupting the operating procedure. The next day, Marcus fully heals Rio's burns and reveals himself to her, finding that Rio has forgiven him for what he did.

Featured Duel

Chris Arclight VS Marcus Arclight (Number-possessed); Winner: Chris

Featured Number: Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Killer

Numbershot C32: Predator or Prey?

Shark has been having nightmares about him or Ariel being attacked by Shark Drake, and his behavior has begun getting more menacing and wild. However, Ariel somehow manages to keep him in check. As such, the Number Distributor goes after Ariel to kill her, but Shark defends her and Duels the Distributor. Under the Field Spell Red Zone, Shark is filled with power, but he manages to keep his head. However, the Distributor fires red darkness at him, conducting what he calls "Barian" into Shark's body and transforming him, the being taking over and evolving Shark Drake into Shark Drake Veiss. Barian attempts to make Shark lose so he will be erased, but Ariel pleads to Shark Drake not to let him. Barian knocks Ariel down and declares the attack, but Shark Drake turns on him, ripping Barian out of Shark's body and giving him back control. Since Barian's possession of Shark is similar to ZEXAL, Shark performs a Shining Draw (cheating in the process) and defeats the Distributor and Barian, chasing them off. Later, Shark Drake, now able to speak with them mentally, tells Shark, Ariel, Yuma, Kotori, Astral, and Mia about Barian, making Mia recall tales of the Barian World. Shark Drake warns everyone to be careful. However, the plans of Barian and the Distributor appear to not be over yet...

Featured Duel

Ryoga Kamishiro VS Number Distributor; Winner: Ryoga

Featured Number: Chaos Number 32: Marine Biting Dragon - Shark Drake Veiss

Numbershot 1: Who's Number One?

Ace, a world-famous Duelist, is sponsoring a mini-tournament in Heartland for a chance to Duel him. Upon watching footage of him, they see that he holds Number 1 in his grasp. Yuma, Kaito, and Shark all agree to enter, both for the chance to fight this champion, and to gain the Number. But Yamoto's there too, so the challenge is upped. It's "may the best man win" here. The Duels are fierce, but the one to emerge victorious is Yuma, who takes on Ace. Ace's Xyz Transformation Duel Style lets him Summon powerful monsters with ease, but with perseverance and strategy, Yuma topples Ace's Deck, including his Number, and wins the tournament, acquiring Number 1.

Featured Duels

32-Person Duel Tournament; Overall Winner: Yuma

Yuma Tsukumo VS Ace; Winner: Yuma

Featured Number: Number 1: First Fighter Ichigo

Numbershot 99: No More Falsehood

Dr. Faker, seemingly the one behind all the hardships in ZEXAL... but is he really? The truth is going to be revealed now, and the already-shaken lives of our heroes will be shaken even further. This will diverge from cannon greatly.

Featured Duels

Number Distributor VS Dr. Faker; Winner: Number Distributor

Featured Number: Number 99: Galaxy-Eyes Baryon Dragon

Other Number Debuts: Number 51: Prism King Kakuchon, Number 50: Storm Gladiator

Numbershot 69: Chaos Among Friends

Ripped in half, a Number has changed Sei and Sachi, driving a wedge between them. As the others struggle to not get caught up in the wedge, an unlikely alliance has been made to restore the Number to one piece.

Featured Duel

Tetsuo Takeda & Yamoto VS Sei & Sachi (both Number-possessed); Winner: Tetsuo Takeda & Yamoto

Featured Number: Number 69: Duo-Gemini Chaos Twins

Other Numbers Debuts: Number V24: Finalswarm Kitsunemuri

Numbershot 31: The Iron Will

Tetsuo, the muggle of the team. A Number that gives no reaction to its holder. It's an odd combination, and one of two certain dark Numbers has a plan for them. But he may not know just who he's dealing with.

Featured Duel

Tetsuo Takeda VS Number 88: Mirror's Dark Half; Winner: Tetsuo

Featured Number: Number 31: Clockwork Knight Ironheart

Other Numbers Debuts: Number 86: Ejection Cannon

Numbershot S43: Pink Light in the Darkness

Jenaveve's mysterious power... Just what is it? All that's known is this: Vector wants it gone. Kaito can't be part of this battle. Can Jenaveve hold her own against the Barian whose crosshairs she's in?

Featured Duel

Haruto Tenjo and Jenaveve VS Number Distributor and Vector; Winner: Haruto and Jenaveve

Featured Number: Stellar Number 43: Sacred Perseus

Numbershot 85: Crazy Gauntlet

Akari and Spade kidnapped by a mysterious figure known as "Cube Mask", and are forced to Duel for their survival in the Field Spell "Death Cube". Faced with challenges both simple and daunting, Akari surfaces her skills from when she Dueled for real in order to assist Spade and go on the offensive herself. Though the Duel is won and Death Cube was no more than an illusion, the danger was all real, as is the tragic truth: Their opponent, Cube Mask, was truly Charlie McCoy, Akari's old friend and Spade's own cousin, possessed by yet another of the Distributor's corrupted Numbers.

Featured Duel

Akari Tsukumo and Spade Stranahan VS Cube Mask/Charlie McCoy (Number-possessed) ; Winner: Akari and Spade

Featured Number: Number 85: Crazy Box

Triple Numbershot 21, 75, & 60: Trounce the Terrible Trio!

Shirotora, Aokarasu, and Akahebi have made their move, gaining control of Heartland Middle School. With Shark unaffected yet restrained, it falls to the only three students left unaffected to stage a Number recovery and a rescue mission! It's up to you, guys!

Featured Duels

Yamoto VS Shirotora (Number holder) ; Winner: Yamoto

Cathy VS Aokarasu (Number holder) ; Winner: Cathy

Takashi VS Akaheibi (Number holder) ; Winner: Takashi

Featured Numbers: Number 21: Zodiac Cat - Mao Mi, Number 75: Raven of Pallas, and Number 60: Studded Jeans Cobra

Numbershot 49: The Most Dangerous Time of The Year

Christmas is almost here, and only one stray Number remains. When it appears with a strange power to grant wishes, it's the last part of the hunt before the endgame. What could this Number be?

Featured Duel

Kotori VS Brisbane (Number holder) ; Winner: Kotori

Featured Numbers: Number 59: Expert Hunter of the Savage Jungle, Number 49: Concealing Bird - Fortune Tune

Numbershot 80: Precious Melody

Though she hid for now, the Number Distributor's servant Mitsume acts. The next Number she goes after will cross her path with another mystery.

Featured Duel

Mitsume VS Kuronazo and Suguru (Number holder) ; Winner: Mitsume

Featured Numbers: Number 8: Zatoichi, Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk

Numbershot 87: Sweet and Sour Dreams

Rio's dreams have become strange... almost haunting. On top of that, her school is becoming full of drowsy people, yet Rio remains unaffected. Will her lack of sleep hamper her as she tries to figure out the cause?

Featured Duel

Rio VS Number 87 ; Winner: Rio

Featured Number: Number 87: Queen of the Night

Double Numbershot 70 & 92: Terminal Clash

The Terminal Gang are approached by a rival gang for another Duel... their last showdown. It's a 6-on-6 battle with their old score on the line. Who will emerge victorious?

Featured Duel

The Terminal Gang (Ariel, Kyorei, Akun, Galen, Honto, and Megami) VS Shingo, Tokiko, Shotaro, Michy, Yayoi, and Kagura (Shingo and Tokiko number-possessed midway by Yugra) ; Winners: The Terminal Gang

Featured Numbers: Number 70: Lion Fist Boss, Number 92: Blackthorn Boss Girl

Numbershot C96: Darkness Strikes Back

The group is almost to Vector, but two voices suddenly ring out: "We shall] wait no longer!" From The Emperor's Key, two black orbs shoot out and reform into the evil Number duo, Number 96 and Number 88! Determined to attain revenge, they seal Yuma and Astral away for the others in a winner-take-all Duel: If 96 and 88 win, not only will they gain the Numbers, but Yuma and Astral's bodies! The duo of light must give it their all to defeat the duo of darkness! But little do they know, 96 has acquired a new power himself!

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo & Astral VS Number 96: Black Mist & Number 88: Mirror's Dark Half; Winner: TBA

Featured Number: Number C96: Eternal Dark Mist

Numbershot 0: The Final Battle!

Yuma and his friends finally confront the true mastermind of the whole fiasco, Vector, who challenges Yuma, Kaito, and Shark to a 3-VS-1 Duel!  Vector displays his power when he Summons Number 0, the strongest of all the Numbers! Can the three of them defeat the evil Barian being?

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo, Kaito Tenjo, and Ryoga Kamishiro VS Vector; Winner: TBA

Featured Number: Number 0: Dimensional Overlord - Vectriel

6-in-1 Numbershot Special: VS The Terminal Gang!

Shark brings the group a message from Ariel from her group, the Terminal Gang: a 6-on-6 Duel challenge. Yuma, Kotori, Kaito, and Tetsuo agree to join Shark for the challenge, but they need a sixth person. Yamoto volunteers as the sixth member, as he has sensed a Number within the Terminal Gang, but does not know who has it. Accepted as a sixth member, the group finds the Terminal Gang and accepts their challenge. The match-ups are drawn, and the Duels commence, but the group gets more than they bargained for!

Numbershot 72: Shining Struggle

Yamoto is matched against Kyorei, de facto leader of the Terminal Gang and user of the Vylon Deck. The match starts off even, but Kyorei's game is stepped up when he reveals a Number under his possession! Despite this upset, Yamoto manages to use his card effectively to beat him.

Featured Duel

Yamoto VS Kyorei (Number-possessed midway); Winner: Yamoto

Featured Number: Number 72: Vylon Digamma

Numbershot 45: Aquatic Assault

Shark is matched with his girlfriend Ariel, and her Gishki Deck is raring to go. Shark uses his combined Deck against her, but when a Number takes her over, Shark's battle becomes personal, but he uses the help of his old friend Revise Dragon to free Ariel.

Featured Duel

Ryoga Kamishiro VS Ariel (Number-possessed midway); Winner: Ryoga

Featured Number: Number 45: Evigishki Sol Augus

Numbershot 27: Burning Battle

Tetsuo is matched against Honto, a hot-tempered dude with a Laval Deck to match. Tetsuo's Clockworks and new Wind-Up monsters help him hold his own, but Honto has a Number under his belt! Despite having no Numbers of his own, Tetsuo manages to Summon a hulking monster and defeat Honto.

Featured Duel

Tetsuo Takeda VS Honto (Number-possessed midway); Winner: Tetsuo

Featured Number: Number 27: Lavalval Giga Slayer

Numbershot 54: Blustery Brawl

By pure coincidence, Kotori is matched against Galen, who's ready to Duel with his Gusto Deck. Galen tricks the Number into trusting him at first, but it takes him over after it realizes he duped it. Regardless, Kotori plays a winning combo to blow away Galen's Number.

Featured Duel

Kotori Mizuki VS Galen (Number-possessed midway); Winner: Kotori

Featured Number: Number 54: Daigusto Piasa

Other Number Debuts: Number 67: Grapple Griptile

Numbershot 18: Gem Gauntlet

Kaito's opponent is Megami, with a Gem-Knight Deck with balanced Fusion and Xyz strategies. Megami's Number takes her over from the start to battle Kaito, but in spite of her Fusion Monsters and the Number, Kaito paves the way to victory.

Featured Duel

Kaito Tenjo VS Megami (Number-possessed); Winner: Kaito

Featured Number: Number 18: Gem-Knight Unobtanium

Numbershot 81: Fiendish Fight

Yuma's battle is against Akun, user of the Steelswarm Deck and seemingly the strongest of the six. Almost immediately, Akun willingly Summons a Number and reveals that he gave the Numbers to his comrades! Yuma uses his "kattobingu" in order to overcome the literally fiendish Number, defeating Akun in spite of him Summoning his ultimate monster.

Featured Duel

Yuma Tsukumo VS Akun (Number holder); Winner: Yuma

'Featured Number: 'Number 81: Steelswarm Colony

Related Stories

Yu-Gi-Oh! 4D Love Surpassing Time (X-Over with the four Yu-Gi-Oh! series)

Taking place after some time after Numbershot 94 and the 10th anniversary movie, a mysterious time traveler named Zaman kidnaps Tea, Alexis, Akiza, and Kotori. Now, Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei must team up again, as well join up with Yuma, and duel against Zaman to take back their girlfriends.

Featured Duel

Yugi Moto, Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fuso, and Yuma Tsukumo VS Zaman (Number holder); Winners: Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, and Yuma

Featured Number: Number 44: Temporal Future King

Yugioh: Kingdom Commeth (created by authoress Magic Detective)

A remake of the Yugioh video game the Falsebound Kingdom with a twist. Heroes and Villains from the Original, GX, 5Ds, and the ZEXAL Numbershot universes star here. Also, three characters take the place of the main antagonist. The infamous Paradox from Bonds Beyond Time, a mysterious knight nicknamed Chrono, and a cruel woman named Mistress who wants nothing but our heroes' defeat.

Featured Duels

Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, and Yuma VS Tea, Alexis, Akiza, and Kotori (brainwashed); Winners: TBA

Joey, Jesse, Crow, and Ryoga VS Kaiba, Chazz, Jack, and Kaito; Winners: TBA

Yugioh 5Ds Heroes VS 5Ds Villains and Paradox; Winners: TBA

Yugioh ZEXAL Numbershot Heroes VS ZEXAL Numbershot Villains; Winners: TBA

Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, and Yuma VS Mistress and Paradox; Winners: TBA

Featured Number: Number 41: Angelic Devil Nemesis

39 and 13 Equals Love (Prologue to the series)

As a gift, Yuma decides to get Kotori a winged beast deck. After giving said deck, they run into Ryoga and his new girlfriend, Ariel. They decided to have a tag duel, with ends up with Kotori revealing to have gained a Number, yet she had not went crazy. Yuma and Kotori wins, when it's discovered Kotori can now see Astral. Love, Kotori's Number, reveals on how Kotori didn't lose control because of her desire, which is their love. Yuma and Kotori then confesses their feelings for each other, realizing what they meant. But before they could kiss, their old friend Cathy Catherine, who has been watching the whole time, suddenly steps forward now saying Yuma was hers and acting possessive. They quickly discover the reason for Cathy's behavior is because she's been possessed by a Number. Kotori decides to duel her so Cathy can go back to normal, winner gets to be Yuma's girlfriend, with Astral giving back Love that was extracted earlier. Despite Cathy's cat cards gaining the early advantage, Kotori manages to emerge victorious and snap Cathy back to normal. When Astral absorbs both Cathy and Kotori's Numbers, he has visions of a mysterious pink figure. Cathy, back to normal, starts to regret her trying to break up the two, and apologizes. Yuma and Kotori accept it, then they finally have their first kiss.

Featured Duels

Kotori Mizuki and Yuma Tsukumo VS Ryoga Kamishiro and Ariel; Winners: Kotori and Yuma

Kotori Mizuki VS Cathy Catherine (Number-Possessed); Winner: Kotori

Featured Numbers: Number 13: Devoted Empress Love and Number 90: Mistress Nekomusume

Special Crossover Numbershots

Numbershot 64: A Trial Across Time (X-Over with Yu-Gi-Oh! GSTART)

Zaman has brought a Number to Yuma, one that seemingly came from another timeline. Recounting the situation, Zaman tells of how he came to acquire it, forming an alliance with a hero yet to come about.

Featured Duel

Kohaku Yudin and Zaman VS Shido (possessed by Vector); Winner: Kohaku and Zaman

Featured Number: Number 64: Forgotten Will - Lost Soul Chimera

RK777 Numbershots

This is a spin-off series of Numbershots created and writen by Rocket Knight 777 that follows similar guidelines as the original Numbershots, with the exceptions of the duels being with 8000 Life Points and English dub names are used (for the most part). This series introduces many cards and characters that may/will appear in a future fanfic rewrite of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. During the first arc of the RK777's Zexal rewrite, the Numbershots act as added episodes. The are kept out of the rewrite so not to disrupt the flow of the series as it is (aside from one or two that introduces the main OC, Simon Notroson). Numbershots (or Numbershot series as they will be titled) during the 2nd arc will show the progress of OC characters during the WDC and will integrate manga cards and characters with the anime. There will be regular Numbershots as well, which will be used for backstories of characters like Rudy Southwoods and Obbie Daniels

Arc 1

Numbershot 41: Some Like It Hot

Timeline: just prior to Episode 7 to just after Episode 8.

Not long after Yuma and the gang meet Gordy Fierman, and hang out at his dad's restaurant, strange things start to happen with Gordy. It started as a simple improvment in culinary skills; but soon, during a friendly duel, it evoled into a desire to be the best chef in the world, even if it means running his dad out of buisness. Suspecting a Number Card, Yuma and Astral try to work together (moreso than usual), not only to save Mr. Fietman's restaurant, but also save Gordy from the corrupting powers of the Numbers.

Featured Duel:

Yuma v. Gordy Fierman (Number holder); Winner: Unknown

Featured Numbers: Number 41.5: MegaMelt Grilled Cheese Man

Story Link: Numbershot 41

Numbershot 39.5: Dueling Double

Timeline: After episode 9

More information to come

Numbershot 67.5: Art of the Duel

Timeline: Before episode 10

More information to come

Numbershot 25.5: Power from Beyond the Stars

Timeline: Between episodes 12 and 13

More information to come.

Numbershot 85.5: In The End 2.0

Timeline: Between episodes 12 and 13

More information to come

Numbershot 95.5: Game On! Game Over!

Timeline: Between episode 18 and 19

More information to come

Arc 2

Numbershot 17.5: Growing Darkness of Vengence

Introduces VII, IX, and X

Numbershot 43.5: Duel Theater

More information to come.

Numbershot 50.5: The All-American


According to Taylor Gorrell, the alternate canon portrayed in the Numbershots came about completely by accident: The Numbershots were meant to simply be random stories focused on the Numbers, Taylor Gorrell's favorite canon Archetype, but as events meshed together, the stories became part of an alternate plotline.

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