There was an uncomfortable energy floating in the air. A sensation of power uncontrolled and dangerous, ready to harm and destroy anything not strong enough to withstand it. This was the actual feeling anyone entering a shadow game felt. Such was what Atem felt as he was duelling Ishizu Ishtar, the sister of Marik Ishtar, who had actually helped his group and Kaiba all along to defeat her mad brother. Only those with millennium items could withstand such a terrible environment. Atem had the millennium puzzle, which made it possible to switch position with Yugi, his host body, while Ishizu had the millennium necklace, which had abilities unknow to the young pharaoh spirit. Even though he had no idea what this evil woman could do with her item, she did something that caused his friends to disappear mysteriously. Contacting him, she told him the fate of his friends rested in his hands and that he had to come see her immediately in a private room in the museum where she worked. It made no sense to Atem, as she was on the side of good, what could she possibly have to do with his friends? As soon as he had entered the room, he found himself the unwilling participant to a shadow game, having to duel Ishizu for the safe retrieval of his friends.
- "You foolish boy. Ready to lose everything for your friends." Said Ishizu, a grin showing on her face.
- "What have you done to my friends, Ishizu?" Replied Atem, cautious about the whole ordeal.
- You will see soon enough, pharaoh Atem. Prepare to meet your doom.
Ishizu started her drawing phase and then placed two trap cards and a monster in a face-down defense position. Atem, wary of her defensive play style, put three traps and placed the celtic guardian on attack position and proceeded to attack the monster in face-down position. As he attacked, Atem found himself shocked when Ishizu revealed her monster: it was a card featuring Anzu dressed like a sexy harem girl. Fortunately for him, her defense was greater than the attack of the celtic guardian, which damaged his life points. That was a close call; Yugi would kill Atem if he killed his lifelong crush. Unpleased about the situation, Atem talked in an angry tone at Ishizu.
- Ishizu, what is the meaning of this? Why is Anzu in one of your card, dressed as a harem girl?
- I challenged her to a shadow game, just like you did. Since she lost, her soul was mine for the keep and I decided to use her in my new thematic deck: the harem deck. Now, since you attacked my harem girl, I activate my trap card: The harem room of loving desire!
- What exactly does this card do?
- It activates an effect that only my harem girl and harem themed card can do: charm. See this bar appearing next to your life points? This is the charm counter.
- And pray tell, what is the purpose of the charm counter? Also, why do I have two bars instead of one?
- You shall see, pharaoh.
Unknown to Atem, each bar represented one personality of the millennium puzzle: one for Atem and another for Yugi. As his turn finished, Ishizu drew a card and activated the charm effect on the "Harem girl Anzu" card. As she activated it, Anzu began belly dancing seductively in front of the pharaoh's face. After activating the effect, Ishizu placed another face-down defensive monster and another trap card on the field. At the end of Ishizu's turn, Atem drew a card, then used a spell card, trying to destroy the "Harem room of loving desire" card from the field. Ishizu, smiling, activated the first trap card she had placed on the field: "Genie-boy Jonouchi". As soon as the trap was activated, Jonouchi appeared in a genie form, dressed in an Arabian getup with a tail made of mist. Ishizu, finding the look on the pharaoh's face amusing, explained the effect of her trap.
-You see, pharaoh, this card allow me to make three wishes about the current state of the field which shall be actives for the next three turns. My first wish is for you to be unable to summon monsters. My second for you to skip every draw phases and my third for you to be unable to activate your trap cards on me.
Atem, angry about him unable to do anything at this point, ended his turn, thinking about his strategy. Ishizu, satisfied about the effect of her trap, drew a card. Then activated a two spell cards: the first one called "Performing perfume", the other one "Belly jewel of seduction". The first one was a permanent card, which apparently made Ishizu able to control one monster for each Harem Girl creature she had one her side of the field. The other one supposedly made her charm effect twice as potent, which reflected as Anzu still belly dancing seductively, but this time with a beautiful jewel on her belly button. After activating her spells, Ishizu flipped her face-down monster on attack position, revealing it to be "Harem Girl Serenity". The monster was Jonouchi's sister, dressed in harem clothing of different color. Ishizu activated her charm effect on this card, which made Serenity dance like Anzu, then finished her turn. Atem, still unaffected by this "charm" effect, could not draw nor activate his trap cards. Switching his monsters in defense position, he ended his turn. Ishizu, laughing a little, drew her card, then placed a monster in attack position: "Harem Girl May". This monster was May Valentine, dressed like the two other harem girl monster, albeit in a different color. Activating the charm effect on this card, May began swaying her hips and rolling her belly just like Anzu and Serenity. Ending her turn on this action, Atem began pondering. Even if this performance made by these three lovely women was gorgeous, it still made no apparent effect on Atem. Wanting the opinion of Yugi for a viable strategy, he tried to make contact inside the millennium puzzle, which unfortunately failed. Yugi did not answer to his call at all, as if he was not there or just extremely busy. Atem, curious about this reaction, began placing the puzzle together. Looking at the charm counters next to his life bar, he saw that the second one was full. These harem girls were not aiming to seduce and charm him: they did it first on Yugi! He was probably watching the whole match the entire time and fell prey to their beautiful performance, unable to think or see anything else. Having no idea what would happen to him now that he was charmed, he heard Ishizu shout at him:
- Yugi, be a dear for me and do not do anything to help Atem in this fight, just continue looking at these lovely dancers. Look how they gracefully move their bodies for your pleasure.
Atem was not expecting this. Yugi was now putty inside of Ishizu's hand, under her command thanks to the charm effect. There was only one turn left to her wishes effect, where he could return the vapors. Ending his turn, unable to do anything else, Atem told Ishizu to start her turn. Ishizu drew a card, then activated two identical spell cards: two "Belly jewel of seduction", which she equipped to both Serenity and May. Activating her charm effect on all three cards, she aimed her effect on Atem, which hit him hard. All he could see was these wonderful looking women, bending their bellies and showing their sparkling jewel moving with their tasty navels. This was heavenly beyond any measure; Atem never felt such pleasure in his entire life. His charm counter rising very quickly, he felt himself at the mercy of Ishizu Ishtar, the one in control of those lovely ladies. Atem, finding himself enthralled by the dance of these amazing women, forfeited his turn, unable to activate or say anything. As Ishizu's turn came, she immediately activated a trap card named:"Hypnotic Harem Trio", which could only be activated when three harem girls were on the field and when the charm counter of the opposite player was full. With the trap activated, the trio of girl immediately began changing their belly dancing routine, then danced in perfect synchronization. While dancing, they chanted in repetition:"Obey mistress Ishizu. She is your mistress, your goddess." With each repeat, Atem's mind fogged more and more, making it hard to think clearly. After a few minutes, Ishizu's voice was heard, echoing in Atem's mind.
- Listen and obey, Atem, as your mistress Ishizu orders it.
- Yes, mistress Ishizu.
- Admit defeat, Atem. I have beaten you with ease, as I am your clear superior. Surrender this match and your soul to me and I shall see that you are rewarded.
- I admit defeat, great mistress. You are clearly more skilled and far better than me at this game. My soul is yours to take.
As soon as Atem's surrender was heard in the shadow game, Ishizu grabbed two blank card in her hand, placing it in front of her, both of the facing Atem. Each card then released a great deal of energy, beaming right on Atem, then changed color, sucking both the soul found in the millennium puzzle. Mere seconds after, Atem's body was gone while both cards began showing drawing and text on them. One of them showed "Harem Servant Yugi" while the other showed "Harem Servant Atem". Both cards featured them in slave clothing, one serving grapes to a unnamed harem girl while the other one was bowing before a figure representing Ishizu. Placing these cards in her deck, Ishizu grabbed the millennium puzzle, content about her victory over the pharaoh. She was now fully free of her servitude to the royal family and could begin her new life. This time however, the table would be turned, she would serve no one else but her, while other would be her slaves.