|Jackpot! The Big Gamble of Winning or Losing!|
| Jackpot! のるかそるかの大バクチ!|
JACKPOT! The Great Life or Death Gamble!
|Japan||June 9, 1995|
Jackpot! The Big Gamble of Winning or Losing! (Japanese: Jackpot! のるかそるかの大バクチ!, lit. Jackpot! Norukasoruka no ō bakuchi!) is the 10th episode of Slayers. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 9, 1995.
In the battle for their lives (and everyone elses), Gourry tries to use the Sword of Light but it doesn't work against Ruby Eye Shabranigdu. Shabranigdu then attacks Gourry and Zelgadiss, leaving Lina all to Shabranigdu by herself.
Shabranigdu is about to attack Lina, but Zelgadiss stops him by calling Rezo who is still a part of Shabranigdu. Gourry then throws his Sword of Light, and Lina decides to use the Giga Slave. This spell, combined with the sword and with help from the Lord of Nightmares, is more powerful than the Dragon Slave.
She takes a swipe, but Shabranigdu blocks it. Shabranigdu thinks he can't lose, but with Rezo's help, Lina breaks the barrier and kills Shabranigdu.
Lina's hair turns white as part of the outcome. Zelgadiss decides to part ways with Lina and Gourry. Lina reminds Gourry that he was supposed to join her until they reached Atlas City, but he asks where is she headed next. Lina tells him that she'll be with him until he gives her the Sword of Light.
What is in store for our heroes next...?
Major events Edit
One of Shabranigdu's pieces is destroyed by Lina.
- Garv Flare (Lina)
- Vlave Howl (Zelgadiss)
- Van Rail (Zelgadiss)
- Freeze Arrow (Lina)
- Raywing (Lina)
- Fireball (Lina)
- Recovery (Lina)
- Elmekia Lance (Lina)
- Giga Slave (Lina)
- This is the last episode where Daniel Cronin does the voice of Zelgadiss. The next time we see him in episode 18, he is voiced by Crispin Freeman. The reason for this is because after episode 10, the dubbing of the series was halted and resumed by a year. Central Park Media eventually lost contact with Cronin, and therefore hired Freeman as a replacement.
- Zelgadiss' final appearence until episode 18.
- The first mention of the Lord of Nightmares, as well as the first appearance of the Giga Slave, though the significant danger of the spell's use isn't revealed until episode 20.
- The final mention of Rezo until episode 18. It also marks Charles Rolfe's final acting session as Rezo, as he is later replaced by Peter Davis (though a statue of the original can be seen in the first episode of NEXT).