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1st Jul '15 8:09:37 PM DrakeClawfang
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
24th Apr '15 9:29:41 AM DrakeClawfang
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
31st Dec '13 12:02:12 AM ASCE
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMainCharacters Main characters]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOtherStudents Other students]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXTeachers Teachers]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMajorVillains Major villains]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOriginalSeries Original series characters]]
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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMainCharacters Main characters]] characters]][[labelnote:Character List]]Jaden Yuki, Jesse Anderson, Syrus Truesdale, Tyranno Hassleberry, Chazz Princeton, and Alexis Rhodes[[/labelnote]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOtherStudents Other students]] students]][[labelnote:Character List]]Chumley Huffington, Jasmine and Mindy, Bastion Misawa, Zane Truesdale, Atticus Rhodes, Aster Phoenix, Blair Flannigan, Marcel Boneparte, Axel Brodie, Jim "Crocodile" Cook, and Yusuke Fujiwara[[/labelnote]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXTeachers Teachers]] Teachers]][[labelnote:Character List]]Dr. Vellian Crowler, Professor Lyman Banner, Chancellor Sheppard, and Jean-Louis Bonaparte[[/labelnote]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMajorVillains Major villains]] villains]][[labelnote:Character List]]Kagemaru, Sartorius, Sarina, The D, The Light of Destruction, Professor Viper, Adrian Gecko, Yubel, Brron, Mr. T, and Darkness[[/labelnote]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOriginalSeries Original series characters]]characters]][[labelnote:Character List]]Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and Maximillion Pegasus[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]] Cards]][[labelnote:Character List]]Winged Kuriboh, Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes, Neo Spacians, Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons, Ojamas, Destiny Heroes, Crystal Beasts, and The Sacred Beasts[[/labelnote]]
29th Dec '13 5:44:50 PM Discar
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'''''ALL spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware major spoilers.''''' ''''' I Repeat! ALL spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware major spoilers''''' ''Please remember the above mentioned when you update this page. Leave the spoilers unmarked to avoid confusion or look for and mark them all. Thank you.'' [[foldercontrol]] !Main Characters [[folder:Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JadenYuki_4141.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' The top student at Duel Academia and the series protagonist, whose character in Season 4 is practically unrecognizable from his character in Season 1, due to a brutal BreakTheCutie arc in Season 3 and being used to demonstrate the realistic psychological trauma of many tropes from the original series and shonen anime heroes in general on a kid. Voiced by: {{KENN}} (Japanese) and Matthew Charles (English) ----- * AlmightyJanitor: Is Osiris Red, the lowest tier that is mocked for being full of stereotypical losers, but is the best duelist in the academy. * {{Badass}}: One of the most skilled duelists in the series overall. * BashBrothers: With Syrus against the Paradox brothers. Also, with Jesse on two occasions. * BigBrotherMentor: To Sho and Kenzan. * BigEater: Judai's appetite knows no limits. * BiTheWay: Blushed when close to a female duel monster, implied to like Johan (Yubel called him out on it. ''Twice.''), and canonically loves Yubel, a hermaphroditic duel monster. * BondCreatures: His spirit partners include: Winged Kuriboh since the beginning; in season 2, Elemental Hero Neos and the Neo Spacians were added; in season 3, it's revealed during his childhood he also had Yubel but was separated for reasons, she is included in season 4 however. * BookDumb: He's a dueling prodigy, but is regularly mentioned to have awful grades and often sleeps through or skips classes. * BornLucky: Even outside of dueling he is lucky enough to have went on a 10-day streak of drawing the Golden Eggwich correctly, a type of food made in Duel Academy's cafeteria and hidden among the rest of the sandwiches. * CharacterDevelopment: As you will notice while scrolling further below. * CatchPhrase: "Gotcha!" in the original / "And That's Game!" in the dub.. ** "Get Your Game On!" in the dub when starting a duel. * ChosenOne: To wield the TheSacredDarkness. * ChronicHeroSyndrome * CombatCompliment: He always shows respect towards his opponents, with a few exceptions, even complimenting them and their cards during a Duel. * EmpathyPet: Winged Kuriboh * {{Expy}}: Of Yugi Mutou (in his role as the hero and his skill) and Katsuya Jounouchi (in his personality). * TheFool: To the point that Saiou uses the eponymous tarot card to represent Judai in his predictions. * GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Always accompanied by his CatchPhrase. * TheHero: He's the heroic duelist that wins all the plot important matches. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see and talk with duel monster spirits. * TheIdealist: Played for it's most in season 4, but whenever there's a duel involved he'll never doubt himself or his friends as long as a card can be drawn. * TheMagicPokerEquation: There are real life duelists who would ''kill'' for the luck Judai has. He can top deck the exact card he needs several times per duel, if he has no hand he'll probably draw Bubbleman, Fifth Hope, Pot of Greed, or something that lets him draw more cards, and it's not uncommon to draw something that lets him draw even more. Any time he ever plays A Hero Emerges his opponent will always pick a monster, and if he uses a card like Card Trooper to mill cards from his deck, every time he does one of the milled cards is Necroshade or Necro Gardna, and you can bet he has a card ready like Miracle Fusion or Miracle Contact to use the other cards sent to the Graveyard. * MagneticHero: Ninety-five percent of the people he Duels become [[DefeatMeansFriendship his friends]] afterwards. Lampshaded in-universe. ** Elaborated further with his friendship with Jim Crocodile Cook, whom Jaden was able to befriend in a short time but receive great loyalty from Jim. * MeaningfulName: Yuuki Juudai --> "a courageous teenager". ''... No kidding.'' ** There's another aspect to ''Yuuki.'' The ''yuu'' is the kanji meaning "game"--the same "yuu" that shows up somewhere in all other ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series' protagonists' names. Plus the ''ki'' can also be pronouned ''jou,'' which means that an alternate pronunciation of Yuuki is ''yuujou''--"friendship." * ObliviousToLove: Towards Alexis. * RedIsHeroic: His Slifer Red jacket. * RousingSpeech: Has a talent for boosting the confidence of his friends whenever they need motivation in a duel. Like when he talked Syrus into dueling Zane. * RuleOfFun: What duels are all about. * SelectiveObliviousness: He seems ignorant of the dislike that other individuals have for him, as despite the obvious tension between his rivals, he considers himself to be good friends with Chazz and Aster. * ShipTease: With Asuka and Johan. * TechnicianVersusPerformer: Leans very highly towards the performer side in his dueling. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in his duel with Zane, when he calls Jaden out for being too technical and therefore uncertain in his strategy. * ToBeAMaster: To be the best duelist. * TradeMarkFavoriteFood: Fried shrimp and egg sandwiches. * TrueCompanions: He seems to inadvertently make new friends without trying; [[LampshadeHanging commented on in-universe.]] ''Seasons 1, 2, and the first half of 3:'' * TheAce: One of the best duelists in the academy and regularly proves it. * AllLovingHero * AsleepInClass * BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: He beats a duelist who tried to make him deck out with that strategy. * BlitheSpirit: Everyone is bewildered by Judai being a great duelist in spite of his incredibly laid-back attitude and poor grades when other students work their butts off to get into the academy and get the recognition he has. * CavalierCompetitor: There's nothing Judai loves more than a good duel. * ChasteHero: One must wonder how sheltered he must be from the world outside of dueling if he doesn't even know what 'fiancee' means... * CoolLoser: In the first season considering he is a Slifer Red. * {{Determinator}}: "The duel's not over until the last card is played!" * GoBackToTheSource: He gets over [[HeroicBSOD not being able to see his cards]] by meeting the cards he designed when was a child for a Kaiba Corp contest when he first began his passion for dueling, his new Neo Space deck promptly restores his love of dueling and restores his old cards as well. * HeroicBSOD: He has a slight episode (or few) when he is defeated by Aster and loses the ability to see his cards. This ends when he meets the Neo Spacians and they restore his love of dueling. * IdealHero * IdiotHero: See BookDumb above. Paritcularly in the first two seasons, Judai is flat ''stupid'' when he isn't dueling. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In season 2, [[{{Deprogram}} his duels to save]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Chazz and Alexis]] from the [[{{Cult}} Society of Light]]. * IndyPloy: As per tradition, Judai's reliance on on-the-spot combos and luck is contrast with his rivals and antagonists who rely on strategic and/or overpowering decks. * InvincibleHero: He almost ''never'' loses, and when he does it's often a major plot point. * {{Keet}}: Cheerful, happy-go-lucky, and easy-going. * NextTierPowerUp: During his HeroicBSOD after his loss to Aster, he gains a new deck of Neo Spacians and Elemental Hero Neos. These are cards he made as a child that fall from outer space to aid him. * OrWasItADream: He was confused if he actually met aliens then had a look at his new deck with the power of Neo Space. * ProdigalHero: In season 2, he leaves Duel Academy after losing to Aster and being unable to see his cards. Stuck out at sea, he ventures into Neo Space where Aqua Dolphin informs him of the danger that season. He returns to Duel Academy to [[HeroicRematch defeat Aster]] and save his dorm from demolition. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The recipient of one from Aster. * ScrewDestiny[=/=]ImmuneToFate: His power and what makes him so interesting to Saiou in Season 2. * TheSlacker * SmallStepsHero: Most notably when he decided to save Aster by handing over his satellite key to [[BigBad Sartorius]] before challenging him to a duel. * StrategySchmategy: Ryou even manages to convince him his strength in dueling is his unpredictably. * TigerVersusDragon: The Dragon to Misawa's Tiger. * WarriorTherapist: He's constantly telling his SeriousBusiness-thinking opponents to relax and just enjoy the duel. * WideEyedIdealist: He is much more light-hearted and cheerful than the other characters, and almost never angsts. * WrongGenreSavvy: Make sure you realize [[SeriousBusiness what show you're in]] before you think of Duel Monsters as, "just a game." ''During and Post HeroicBSOD in the second half of Season 3:'' [[quoteright:326:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jaden2_6159.png]] ----- * AppealToForce: The Supreme King's attitude. * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Supreme King commands an army of ruthless EvilMinions capable of decimating entire villages. As soon as the Supreme King is defeated, one of his previous minions seeks out Jaden to build his reputation by defeating him. * ATragedyOfImpulsiveness * AttackAttackAttack: Enraged by the loss of his friends Jaden continuously attacks Brron with Neos with several combos with the intent of destroying Brron's monster over and over until he feels better. Unfortunately Brron couldn't keep up. * BadPowersGoodPeople: When Jaden chooses to embrace the Supreme King's power against Yubel in their last duel. Subverted when it is revealed to be the [[TheSacredDarkness Gentle Darkness]], the power to oppose the Light of Destruction. * BattleAura: The Supreme King can emit darkness powerful enough to generate shock waves and create a dark aura around himself. While Dueling, his opponents as well as spectators feel an enormous pressure coming from him, which can intimidate powerful duelists such as Axel to cower in fear of him. * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: This is seen through the Eye of Orichalcum. The Supreme King using Judais guilt to maintain control. * BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Jaden becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]], someone who [[LeeroyJenkins indirectly]] and [[KickTheDog directly]] hurt his friends. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Seeing his friends die in his duel with Brron. * BewareTheNiceOnes: After being pushed to the limit by Brron, he snaps into a fit of rage, and after becomes the BigBad for a few episodes. * BreakTheCutie: Yubel's scheme to have all of Judai's friends killed has this effect on him. * BrokenAce: As part of the Deconstruction of TheAce. * BrokenMessiah: His failure to save his friends has driven him over the edge. * BrokenPedestal: To several of his friends, mainly Syrus. Even post Supreme King, Syrus continues to doubt whether Jaden can control himself and if he can save everyone. * CreepyMonotone: Although Jaden and The Supreme King are both played by the same voice actor (in both versions), their voices are much different. In the Japanese version, The Supreme King's voice is much deeper and foreboding in Jaden's subconscious while it is still Jaden's voice, but harsher and forceful on the outside though it is in a monotone. In the English version his voice is a harsher version of Jaden's voice complete with electronic effects; and while his voice does show emotion, it's never anything more than anger. * TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget * {{Deconstruction}}: Of all of the above listed tropes in previous seasons. The second half of Season 3 examines what happens when the IdiotHero who duels for fun is pitted against [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] extra-dimensional invaders who duel to the death and use his friends as antes. [[HeroicBSOD The]] [[BreakTheCutie results]] [[CorruptTheCutie are]] [[FaceHeelTurn not]] [[EvilOverlord pretty]]. * DeathSeeker: For a bit during his HeroicBSOD. He finds himself in front of the site of his friend's deaths confronted by a former [[EvilMinions evil minion]] looking to usurp his previous status. Jaden accepts his challenge, [[SurvivorGuilt determining that since his friends died here, it would be a suitable punishment for himself.]] Until he learns Yubel was behind everything and chooses to win that duel. * {{Determinator}}: In the original, during the final duel he constantly reminds Yubel he won't be defeated. * DevotedToYou: In a past life, Yubel offered to be transformed into a Duel Monster to protect him forever, this moved Jaden's past self to the point of devoting himself to loving his only friend and never forgetting Yubel. Learning this leads Jaden to forgiving Yubel and fusing themselves together. * EvilCostumeSwitch: Dons a [[TinTyrant suit of]] [[BlackKnight black armor]] as the Supreme King. * EvilMakeover: For his monsters, the Supreme King uses Evil Heroes. * EvilMeScaresMe * EvilOverlord: The Supreme King. * EvilWearsBlack: Wears black armor as the Supreme King. * FaceHeelTurn: Goes from the main hero to the main villain for several episodes. * FaceYourFears: At the end of the season using fusion and using the Supreme King's power to confront Yubel. * FallenHero: You don't fall much further than going from AllLovingHero to EvilOverlord. * FatalFlaw: His impulsiveness. * FistOfRage: Has this habit when using the Supreme King's power against Brron and Yubel. * FusionDance: Of the Power Boost variety, with Yubel at the end of the Season. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Gets this from Misawa from his turmoil as the Supreme King. * HeWhoFightsMonsters: The constant dueling to save the world finally takes its toll on him, and he becomes just a ruthless and victory-driven as the antagonists he's been fighting. * TheHeroDies: Subverted in the last episode of this season when his friends, except Syrus, believe he may never return after his supposed HeroicSacrifice, but he does. * HeroicBSOD: Post-Supreme King, up until he duels Yubel and saves Johan. * HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. Syrus believes this was his aim, [[FusionDance but Jaden had another solution in mind with Yubel.]] * [[IAmTheNoun I Am the Supreme King]]: In the last duel with Yubel. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: Syrus points out Jaden had no other alternative than to sacrifice Rainbow Neos to prevent losing the duel at one point to Yubel. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel to save [[DemonicPossession Jesse from Yubel]]. * ILetGwenStacyDie: He feels responsible for his friends being killed by Brron. * ItsAllMyFault: Blames himself for Johan's fate, which is why he's driven to save him now. Also for the apparent deaths of his friends. * KickTheDog: The Supreme King does this when he kills Jim in a duel, [[DisneyDeath although Jim was never dead from the result.]] * LeeroyJenkins: His impulsiveness is deconstructed during this season. * LetsGetDangerous: He awakens the Supreme King's power when Brron kills his friends and uses them once again to duel against Yubel, determined to end her. * MagicFeather: Played with. He believes he needs a magical artifact like the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] or a powerful force like Exodia to confront Yubel and save Johan, [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre then his monsters appear in his mind to convince him otherwise.]] * MightMakesRight: As the Supreme King. * MustMakeAmends: Post HeroicBSOD. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes what his impulsive behavior has caused. * MyGreatestFailure: Failing to save Johan and turning to darkness. * NextTierPowerUp: The Supreme King's power. * NotHimself: Unlike Jaden, The Supreme King is cold, collected and ruthless, but always carries an air of intimidation as noted by Axel. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During his HeroicBSOD he becomes unwilling to use his Polymerization card because he hurt so many using it as the Supreme King.. * PastLifeMemories: The flashback he experiences revealing he is TheChosenOne to wield TheSacredDarkness against the Light of Destruction, and also Yubel is the guardian of his vessel and a very dear friend sworn to his side. * PayEvilUntoEvil: The Supreme King's method of trying to avenge Johan. * PragmaticHero: Becomes this during his search for Jesse in the different dimension, he chooses to ignore the safety of his other friends to find Jesse. In the final duel, he resorts to using the Supreme King's power to oppose Yubel, and even regretfully sacrifices his most powerful monster Rainbow Neos to prevent losing the duel. ** Subverted in the end, Jaden ceases attacking Yubel with the Supreme King's power and [[TurnTheOtherCheek settles their conflict]] [[FusionDance peacefully instead.]] * ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The guilt of his friends dying as a result of his impulsive actions drives him to evil. * RebuiltPedestal: To Syrus, once he witnesses Jaden unselfishly and seemingly [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] himself to return everyone home to Duel Academy. * {{Reincarnation}}: Learned he was the reincarnation of The Supreme King, TheChosenOne to protect the universe. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Yubel when he uses the Supreme King's power against her. * TheSacredDarkness: The flashback during the duel with Yubel reveals the Supreme King's power is the power to oppose the Light of Destruction. * SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: When he enters the different dimension in search of Jesse, he continues to place his other friend's lives in danger while fighting the Dark Army. When he feels closer to finding Jesse he grows less and less concerned over their safety, and they become captured by the Dark Army. Once they are sacrificed by Brron he becomes ruthless while avenging them and is told by Brron that Jesse died. Losing all hope, he becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]] as a result, [[ItsAllMyFault losing control because of his guilt over losing his friends]]. The Supreme King then defeats several duelists to complete the Super Polymerization, he kills Jim, and nearly takes over all the villages within that dimension until he is defeated by Axel. * SmitingEvilFeelsGood: After Brron kills his friends, he outright says destroying Brron's monster over and over makes him feel better. * SpikesOfVillainy: Part of the Supreme King's outfit. Doubles as ScaryImpracticalArmor. * SplitPersonalityTakeover: The Supreme King takes over his body. * SupernaturalGoldEyes: When using the Supreme King's powers, his eyes turn a shade of gold. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Supreme King * SympathyForTheDevil: Once he learns what [[WasOnceAMan Yubel]] [[DeclarationOfProtection has done for him]], [[TurnTheOtherCheek he acknowledges her sacrifices and forgives her]] then [[FusionDance fuses both their souls together.]] * TakeAThirdOption: Jaden decides to [[FusionDance fuse his soul with Yubel's]] to end the conflict in season 3. * TemporarilyAVillain * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: He turns to ruthlessness to defeat Bronn, and when it works out, he keeps going. After he is horrified to learn what his actions have caused. * TraumaCongaLine: Johan is [[TrappedInAnotherWorld left behind in the different dimension]] as a result of Yubel who was after him. [[TargetedHumanSacrifice His friends are killed]] by Brron due to [[LeeroyJenkins his impulsiveness and reckless behaviour]] in searching for Johan. He becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]] who kills dozens upon dozens of duelists to complete the Super Polymerization card, [[KickTheDog kills 2 friends trying to save him]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and is horrified to learn what he has done.]] Then he loses 2 more friends who try to get him back on his feet and then he has to save [[DemonicPossession Johan who is possessed by Yubel.]] * TurnTheOtherCheek: Once he learns what Yubel did in a past life. * TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Bastion reveals to Jaden, that [[TheReveal he and the Supreme King are the same person.]] [[MustMakeAmends From that moment Jaden has to accept he was completely responsible and work towards fixing his mistakes.]] ** Although it is open interpretation if Bastion was right since the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] revealed Jaden was being manipulated by a SuperPoweredEvilSide, or if that was just symbolism of the inner conflict within Jaden's soul. * TheUnfettered: As the Supreme King, his cruelty has no bounds as he is willing to sacrifice as many people as he has to in order to accomplish his goals along with his lack of remorse after defeating someone himself. * UnstoppableRage: While using the Supreme King's powers, regardless of his cause. * WhatTheHellHero: He gets this from his friends who are captured by Brron because of him, before they are sacrificed for Brron's ritual. ''Season 4, post crossing the DespairEventHorizon:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jadenseason4_2495.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero * AsLongAsThereIsOneMan: In response to [[BigBad Darkness's]] claim of AsLongAsThereIsEvil. * TheAtoner: He continues to blame himself for all the problems the academy has faced and wants to safeguard his friends from further danger refusing to involve them. * AuraVision / SensorCharacter: Using Yubel's powers he can see the auras of others, like when he checked to see if Sartorius was being controlled or when he saw the auras of the Egyptian Gods in Yugi's deck. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was jumping on platforms while trying to escape from an exploding KaibaCorp building, as well as jumping from building to building when he was attacked by Paradox in the movie. * ComingOfAgeStory: This season concludes with him learning to become much more responsible without letting go of who he is. * ComesGreatResponsibility: Concerning his powers of the [[TheSacredDarkness Supreme King.]] FridgeLogic when considering he doesn't use that power this season since it is meant only to oppose the Light of Destruction. * DarkerAndEdgier: He's become more serious and is often seen alone when before he loved hanging out with his friends. * DarkIsNotEvil: His powers over TheSacredDarkness remain. * DeadpanSnarker: Developed into one with his other darker tendencies. * {{Deconstruction}}: Continues the aftermath of the past season, realizing that many of the antagonists the heroes have faced have been drawn to the academy by him, and thus he's to blame for all the chaos of the series. As the season ends however it leans more to a {{Reconstruction}} by restoring most of Jaden's IdealHero aspects. * DeconReconSwitch: The season starts with him a changed person from the events of the previous season, and he appears a much more cynical person for it. As the season ends however his previous optimistic traits return as he's determined to convince others, and himself unconsciously, that they can move past their doubts of either past mistakes or the fear of the future. And finally at the very end with his duel with Yugi, after 2 seasons of life and death duels, he rediscovers his passion for dueling again. * {{Determinator}}: Against Darkness. * DoomMagnet: By this point, he believes he has become this. * DualityMotif: He is shown to have Yubel's orange and green MismatchedEyes. * TheEternalChurchill: He convinced everyone in the world to break free from Darkness's LotusEaterMachine. * FailureKnight: Losing his friends last season taught him what his friends mean to him and motivated him to try much harder to save them this season. * FireForgedFriends: He brings this trope up with a metaphor about cards. How a person starts with a seemingly regular card but after countless duels, good and bad, a powerful relationship is forged. In his case, Elemental Hero Neos. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever he uses Yubel's power. * GreenLanternRing: Being fused with Yubel allows him to see past illusions, manifest duel spirits, grants him immunity to Darkness' LotusEaterMachine, and more. * GrowingUpSucks: Subverted. In the duel with Darkness, he is the only one unafraid of moving forward and convinces everyone else to as well. * GrumpyBear: He is very stern now. * HeroicSafeMode: The reason he's the way he is now is because he's still broken after the previous season and has yet to fully recover. * HesBack: At the very end after dueling Yugi, it seems he's finally recovered his passion for dueling and is back to his old self. ** Already displayed shades of this in the Duel Royal with Johan and Fujiwara. He and Johan pull off their combination beautifully and he is back to joking around for a while. At least until Johan disappears as well. * HurtingHero: Initially. * InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Played straight during the duel with [[BigBad Darkness]] when Yubel tells him this after she is removed from the duel. Then subverted. He convinces his friends to fight against the LotusEaterMachine and encourage them to not give up. Which leads them all to appear while he deals the finishing blow to the BigBad. * IneffectualLoner: Minus the "Ineffectual" part, most of the times. * ItHasBeenAnHonor: He thanks his deck after his last draw before defeating the BigBad. * JadeColoredGlasses: He is much more cynical than before. * {{Jerkass}}: To some of his friends early in the season. * KnightErrant: Becomes this by the end of the series after graduating from duel academy. Deciding to search for those who he might be able to help with his powers of being able to connect with spirits. * MyGreatestFailure: His actions as the Supreme King last season and his friends falling one by one because of it. He becomes much more determined to save his friends this season with this in mind. * NextTierPowerUp: After last season's fusion with Yubel he uses her powers throughout this season, which are a hindrance to the BigBad. * NoEscapeButDown: Jumped off an exploding skyscraper after the duel with Sartorius. * NotQuiteHuman: Darkness viewed him as a "foreign object" that didn't belong in either world because he was a human who held a Duel spirit within (referring to Yubel), and thus should be removed. * LonelyAtTheTop: Implied. Several characters comment that he has become something above humanity, which is partially the cause for his self-inflicted isolation. * PowersViaPossession: Yubel grants Jaden several abilities. See GreenLanternRing above. * PsychicBlockDefense: Having Yubel prevents anyone trying to manipulate his mind this season. * RageAgainstTheMentor: Played for laughs with Daitokuji -- he dangles his spirit orb over a toilet as a threat. * ResignedToTheCall: When Sartorius explains his theory of [[RisingConflict Darkness coming into power]] because of [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom himself, Kagemaru and Judai]]. Judai [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how he unfortunately has to clean up their mistakes. * SaveOurStudents: He does for Duel Academy, and the rest of the world apparently. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one by this point to all the younger duel academy students. * SharingABody: With Yubel's spirit. * ShutUpHannibal: To Darkness. * SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Subverted by the duel with Darkness. * SpeedRun: His dueling style this season consists of ending his Duels as quickly as possible. * SplitPersonality: With Yubel, though he's usually the one in control and she's now benign. * StepfordSmiler: Around his friends in the beginning of the season. ** But once Johan shows up he's back to his usual cheerful self, even when dueling against a powerful opponent. * TheStoic: Brooding and quiet in comparison to his {{Keet}} tendencies before. ** NotSoStoic: By his duel with Yugi he's back expressing excitement every turn of the duel and having so much fun he breaks out into laughter with Yugi. Had shades of this even before that in his duel against Fujiwara where he teamed up with Johan. Their usual antics shine through and he even laughs heartily with his friend when they trick Fujiwara into believing that they're fighting each other now. *** He's also ''really'' shaken when he thinks Mr. T got to Johan. * TragicDropout: He submits his Notification of Withdrawal to leave duel academy in the second episode realizing all the danger is drawn to him. Subverted a few episodes later when he decides to stay and eventually graduate from Duel Academy. * SummonMagic: Using Yubel's powers, he summons Neos as a real monster in the real world whenever he's in danger. * SymbioticPossession: With Yubel. * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His events with Yubel in the 3rd season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. * WhatIsThisFeeling: When his hand starts shaking in his duel with Yugi, Yubel points out that he's having fun again. * WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Brought up during the duels with Sartorius and Darkness about Jaden being corrupted by power, and Jaden responds that he now has responsibilities to [[TheSacredDarkness use those powers]] against evil. Darkness calls him out for not understanding how helpless his friends are, and he responds that he isn't as strong as he appears to be and only continues fighting on [[HeroicResolve sheer hope alone.]] * WorthLivingFor: Inspires those trapped within Darkness to break free. * YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Judai convinces everyone trapped by Darkness to break free by restoring their faith in themselves, while at the same time accepting his past mistakes as the Supreme King and moving on. [[/folder]] [[folder:Johan Andersen (Jesse Anderson)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jesse_3066.jpg]] ->Introduced in Season 3; the top student of North Academia and owner of the only set of Gem Beast cards. He quickly becomes Judai's [[HoYay best friend]] and closest partner in the struggle to save reality in Season 4. Voiced by: Kanako Irie (Japanese) and Christopher C. Adams (English) ----- * AmbiguouslyGay: Rainbows and frills, anyone? * {{Badass}}: He's one of the best duelists in the series overall and second in skill only to Judai and Kaiser. Also considered a WorthyOpponent by Hell Kaiser Ryo. * BashBrothers: With Jaden of course. * {{Bishonen}}: Just look at him. Though he is more of a cute version of this compared to Kaiser, Fubuki and Fujiwara. * BondCreatures: The Crystal Beasts. * CainAndAbel: A non-sibling related example with Judai. Yusuke tries to tempt him to defeat Judai, so Johan can be the best and he proceeds to attack Judai. Subverted because it was all an act and both Johan and Judai reveal they don't carry any ill will in trying to out do each other in dueling. * TheChosenOne: Said to be one, but of what is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot never revealed]]. ** Fans usually say he's been chosen by the Gem Beast/Rainbow Dragon and roll with that. * DemonicPossession: By Yubel. * DissonantLaughter: During the duel against Martin to save duel academy, he finds pure joy from dueling the Sacred Beasts. Even Judai isn't quite sure what to say to that but let's himself be infected by the enthusiasm. * DistressedDude: His disappearance sets the events of the latter half of season three in motion. * EmpathyPet: The Gem Beasts. * EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: His ultimate monster, Rainbow Dragon * EvilMakeover[=/=]EvilCostumeSwitch: When possessed by Yubel. * {{Expy}}: Basically a slightly subdued version of Judai, which is lampshaded in both the dub and original. * FetchQuest: He was on a search for the Rainbow Dragon tablet in season 3. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of North Academy. * FriendlyRivalry: With Jaden. * GuardianEntity: The Gem Beasts and Rainbow Dragon protect his mind. Yubel is able to possess him by somehow corrupting Rainbow Dragon. * HeroicSacrifice: Triggers Judai's HeroicBSOD. * HeyItsThatVoice: His voice actress voiced Camula of the Seven Stars in the first season. * HonorBeforeReason: He refuses to use cards that destroy monsters with effects. To him, such a strategy is too simple and boring. It is much more satisfying to defeat monsters in battle. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see and interact with duel monster spirits. * IOweYouMyLife: To Judai in Season 4. * NiceGuy: He's a little snarkier than Judai but still the nicest guy around at the end of the day. * PsychicBlockDefense: The Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dragon stop Yusuke Fujiwara from peering into his mind, but this didn't stop Fujiwara from seeing Judai in his thoughts. * PsychoticSmirk: When [[DemonicPossession possessed by Yubel]] almost all the time. ** Now if you consider how much of a NiceGuy he usually is this gets even creepier. * PutOnABus: Returns to North Academy at the start of season 4. ** TheBusCameBack: Comes back later to help fight Darkness. * RivalTurnedEvil ** Because of DemonicPossession by Yubel in season 3. ** Subverted in season 4. Yusuke Fujiwara tries to make him have a FaceHeelTurn using his inner darkness against Judai, but that doesn't turn out to be a bad thing and is just a FriendlyRivalry. * TheScapegoat: He stayed behind in the different dimension so Jaden and the rest of duel academy could return home. * TakingTheBullet: During the 3 way duel between him, Judai and [[DarkMessiah Yusuke Fujiwara]], he plays a trap to save Judai but costs him the rest of his life points, thus losing the duel for him. * TheTrickster: His first day at Duel Academy he fakes summoning the Rainbow Dragon to the displeasure of everyone at the school, then tells everyone the card hasn't even been made yet. And in season 4, he tricks [[DarkMessiah Yusuke Fujiwara]] into believing he performed a FaceHeelTurn against Judai, while Fujiwara was in the process of saying a [[BreakThemByTalking breaking speech]] no less, then he and Judai break out into laughter. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Jesse as the 5th best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And he does. [[/folder]] [[folder:Sho Marufuji (Syrus Truesdale)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/syrus_9880.jpg]] ->Judai's original best friend and {{Sidekick}}, a role he fights to keep in Season 2 but gradually leaves behind to pursue his own CharacterDevelopment in Seasons 3 and 4. Voiced by: Masami Suzuki (Japanese) and WayneGrayson (English) Juudai's best friend and sidekick, Sho Marufuji (U.S. name: Syrus Truesdale), whose feelings for his friend toe the line between brotherly and HoYay (if anything, this is [[DubText exaggerated by several lines of dialogue in the dub]], and has netted him rivals for Juudai's attention/affection in the form of Tyranno Kenzan and Overseas Champion Johan Andersen); he has unquestionably had the most CharacterDevelopment of all the characters, symbolized by his promotion to a higher dorm every season. ----- * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Syrus Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * BadassAdorable * [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Brother Instinct]]: [[InvertedTrope Interestingly enough]], exhibited towards Ryo in season 4, after Ryo becomes [[IllGirl confined mainly to a wheelchair or hospital bed.]] * BlindWithoutEm * BrokenPedestal: Zane becomes this at the end of season 2 to him, and Jaden nearly ends up like this in mid season 3. * CatchPhrase: In the dub, he has "Wait up!" and "Way to play, Jay!" * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: His CharacterDevelopment is accompanied by dorm promotions and changes of uniform from Red to Yellow to Blue. * ComingOfAgeStory: Throughout the series he learns to become more independent with season 4 featuring him setting out to become a pro duelist even superior than his brother. * CuteMachines: His Vehicroid monsters. * DistressedDude: Frequently ends up as the hostage. * DubText: His relationship with Jaden * FaceYourFears: The Power Bond card Zane gave him, which he feels unworthy of using. Regardless Syrus has used this card several times to display his courage and win a few duels. * FireForgedFriends: With Kenzan. * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. * HiddenDepths * TheLancer: He's shorter than Judai and lacks his confidence. The contrast is seen because they are best friends. * PerverseSexualLust: Black Magician Girl and Thunder Nyan Nyan * PromotionToParent: To an extent, towards Ryo in season 4. Revealed later in the Darkness arc that he ''[[AFriendInNeed really doesn't]] [[WhyCantIHateYou like it]].'' * TheRival: To his older brother by the end, previously to Kenzan in HoYay LoveTriangle over Judai. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Targeted as a sacrifice in the 3rd season for Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Syrus providing the negative emotion of doubt. Although he is spared from this fate, avoiding capture from the Dark Army. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Doubt]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of doubt becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Although he avoids being sacrificed he continues to express his doubt throughout the season believing Jaden is unable to save everyone and at the risk of being taken over by the Supreme King once again in the final duel with Yubel. Syrus's doubt is removed once and for all when Jaden saves everyone at the end of the season with Syrus believing he performed a HeroicSacrifice. * TheShortGuyWithGlasses * {{Sidekick}} * TheSoCalledCoward * TookALevelInBadass: Starting as a Osiris Red student in season 1, then he is promoted into a Ra Yellow student in season 2 and after the half of the season he defeated Blue Obelisk students easily. He eventually became a Obelisk Blue student. * TheWatcher : Actively ''tries'' to become one of these in season 3, after Judai's HeroicBSOD. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair [[/folder]] [[folder:Tyranno Kenzan (Tyranno Hassleberry)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TyrannoHassleberry00_6953.jpg]] -> '''Ra Yellow.''' Enters Duel Academia in Season 2 and decides to become Sho's rival for the role of Judai's "little brother." Voiced by: HiroshiShimozaki (Japanese) and David Wills (English) Tyranno Kenzan (U.S. name: Tyranno Hassleberry), introduced in Season 2, a dinosaur-obsessed student with actual "dino DNA" flowing through his veins from an accident (and for some reason fancies himself a wannabe Army drill instructor in the dub). Originally fought with Sho over Juudai's attention (and affection), but quickly found a new rivalry with fellow fossil enthusiast Jim "Crocodile" Cook in Season 3. ----- * AmbiguouslyBrown * ArtisticLicenseBiology: DINOSAUR DNA * ArtisticLicenseMedicine: While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]] * TheBerserker: He blames it on dinosaur [=DNA=]. * TheBigGuy: He's big, he's aggressive and he has dinosaur DNA! * ClassRepresentative: Becomes this by the 4th season to demonstrate how independent he has become considering he won't be graduating with most of his friends. He mostly organizes activities for the graduating students. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs * FireForgedFriends: With Sho. * InformedAbility: Said to be on the top of his class dueling-wise. He's won a single on-screen duel, however. * KaleidoscopeEyes * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. He provides the negative emotion of Hatred. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Hatred]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of hatred becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Hassleberry expresses his hatred against Jaden before he is sacrificed for Jaden's recklessness. * TheRival: With Sho in a HoYay LoveTriangle over Judai. * SleevesAreForWimps * SouthernFriedPrivate: He talked like one [[AccentAdaptation in the dub]], but instead of being TheIdiotFromOsaka in the original, he [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud punctuated sentences with the onomatopoeia for explosions.]] * VerbalTic: Ends sentences with "-saurus!" and "-don!" in the original. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jun Manjoume (Chazz Princeton)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chazz_7131.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue/Slifer Red.''' Judai's first rival. Originally a rich snob who looked down on everyone else, he went on a short journey to find himself in Season 1 and came back much more honorable, despite his attempts to hide it, and determined to succeed because of his merits and skill rather than his money. Voiced by: TaikiMatsuno (Japanese), Tony Solerno (English, Episode 1-89) and MarcThompson (English, Episode 90 onwards) TheRival and WorthyOpponent to Judai. Though initially a high-ranking member of Obelisk Blue, he experiences a losing streak and drops out, going on a journey to find himself and ending up at the North Academy duelling school. Though he rejoins Duel Academy, he is forced to start over at Slifer Red and decides to keep wearing his black North Academy uniform. He eventually makes it back up to Obelisk Blue. He also has the power to see and hear monster spirits. Unfortunately, his "spirit partners" are [[SmallAnnoyingCreature the Ojama Trio]], three rather disgusting and tactless monsters that frequently annoy him. He grows fond of them over time but will never admit it under any circumstance. He gets significantly better treatment in the manga: Instead of the Ojamas, his spirit ally is the Light and Darkness Dragon, whose power even scares the BigBad. ----- * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Despite his massive (and often hilarious) crush on Asuka, the poor guy was doomed from the get-go. * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Chazz Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * AntiHero * BadassLongcoat * BondCreatures: The Ojamas. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: For most of the second season he is brainwashed by [[BigBad Sartorius]] and becomes a member of the [[{{Cult}} society of light.]] ** ArrogantKungFuGuy: Being a member, he becomes openly obnoxious and arrogant, convinced the Society is unstoppable and that Society members are more important than everything. ** EvilCostumeSwitch: He wears a white obelisk blue uniform as a member of the society of light. ** LightIsNotGood ** RivalTurnedEvil ** TheDragon: To Saiou ** MassHypnosis: He does this to the blue dorm to turn most of duel academy's students into members of the society. * BreakTheHaughty * ButtMonkey: After his character development, Manjoume tends to have absolutely horrendous luck. * CainAndAbel: With his older brothers * CatchPhrase ** Japanese version: "Ichi, jū, hyaku, sen, Manjōme-sandā!" ** English version: "Let's Chazz it up!" * ComingOfAgeStory: In season 4 he decides to become a pro duelist after duel academy. * DarkIsNotEvil * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EmpathyPet: The Ojama Brothers * {{Expy}}: Of Seto Kaiba. * {{Foil}} To Judai; he's the arrogant and overly serious Obelisk Blue to contrast the friendly and laid back Silfer Red. * FreudianExcuse * GoodIsNotNice * GreatDetective: In his own mind, that is. * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. He fears he might not live up to being a pro duelist. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see duel monster spirits. * InsistentTerminology: In the Japanese version, he insists that people show him respect by addressing him with the -san [[JapaneseHonorifics honorific]]: "Manjoume-san da" ("It's ''Mr.'' Manjoume"). This leads to his in-universe nickname of "Manjoume Thunder" when he transfers to a new school and his new classmates mistake "san da" for the Japanese pronunciation of "thunder". * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Armed Dragons. * InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: His VWXYZ monsters in the anime. * JerkJock: Pre-CharacterDevelopment, he was shaping up to be Judai's [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]]. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Post-character development. * LonelyRichKid * LostInTranslation: His "Manjoume Thunder" nickname in the Japanese version- a nickname born from a Japanese wordplay pun- was replaced by "Let's Chazz it up!" and "The Chazz" in the dub. Unfortunately, this removes the explanation for why he starts using more lightning-based cards and symbolism after acquiring the nickname. * LoveMakesYouCrazy: His crush on Alexis. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[LoveMakesYouCrazy He lost a duel to Alexis holding all the spirit keys]] which released the Sacred Beasts. * NobleDemon * NoRespectGuy: Despite quite possibly being the second-best duelist at the academy, he sure doesn't get much respect. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette * ParentalAbandonment: True, this applies to 99% of the characters, but he's the only one with two older brothers who appear to be his guardians. * PluckyComicRelief: Alternates between being this and being badass. * PragmaticHero * PunnyName: His nickname Manjoume Thunder ("sanda" in Japanese) is partly a pun on his InsistentTerminology. * RedBaron: Manjoume Thunder! * TheRival * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: He eventually rejects his brothers' plans and tries to go pro without their connections. * SelfMadeMan: In the first season during his duels at North Academy, he learns to make the best out of what he has, finding random cards, and becomes a much better duelist for it. * SpellMyNameWithAThe: The dub has him called himself "The Chazz." * SpoiledBrat: In season 1 pre-CharacterDevelopment. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Chazz providing the negative emotion of anger. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Anger]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of anger becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Chazz expresses his anger against Jaden before he is sacrificed calling Jaden selfish. * ThirdPersonPerson: The aforementioned "Manjuome san-da" can be translated as "It's the Manjoume" under some circumstances. The dub retains this, where he calls himself "The Chazz." * WaxOnWaxOff: He goes through this organizing cards for Edo, which improves his dueling somehow... * WhatTheHellHero: In season 3, he angrily berates Jaden for going off on his own and claims he cares only for himself which is the cause of his friends being captured and sacrificed by the Dark Army. * WellDoneSonGuy: Towards his older brothers in Season 1. * TheWorfEffect: Suffers from this later on. [[/folder]] [[folder:Asuka Tenjoin (Alexis Rhodes)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alexis_1215.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Judai's designated female love interest (which, to her initial disappointment, comes to nothing) and the token shonen fanservice girl... which she hates. Kind, friendly, not-at-all proud or arrogant like most Obelisks, but has a predictably hard time in a series where she's surrounded by boys and HoYay. Voiced by: SanaeKobayashi (Japanese) and Priscilla Everett (English) Asuka Tenjoin (U.S. name: Alexis Rhodes), the [[CoolBigSis kind and pretty]] "Queen of Obelisk Blue" [[FauxActionGirl (sorta)]] and Juudai's closest thing to a heterosexual love interest (as well as [[PlatonicLifePartners the Grace to Ryou Marufuji's Will]]). Also, Manjoume and just about [[HelloNurse every other boy in school have HUGE crushes on her]]. Heck, it gets to the point where boys start routinely dueling others over her to try and earn her affections. She knows all the guys are into her, but she actually is only into the one guy who isn't into her, Judai. Presumably, because he's just too immature to know a drop dead beauty when he sees one, even though everyone else knows she is one. ----- * ActionGirl <--> FauxActionGirl: Zigzagged. She's considered one of the seven best duelists in Duel Academy, but she merely wins against filler opponents and has a victory in a plot-important duel only twice. However, she manages to push her opponents pretty close to defeat before having the tables turned on her and is able to hold her own against the guys (Judai, Fubuki, and Manjoume), as well as battle people that gave the rest of the cast some issues (Titan, for example). The major question is if she lives up to her hype, which YMMV. * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Does not reciprocate Manjoume's crush on her, and Judai does not reciprocate her crush on him, and generally seems to be oblivious to it. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]], Momoe/Mindy (brunette) and Junko/Jasmine (redhead). * BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Season 2, by Manjoume. ** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]: Being a member, she becomes openly obnoxious and arrogant, convinced the Society is unstoppable and that Society members are more important than everything. ** EvilIsDeathlyCold ** HypnotizeThePrincess: Saiou does this to her when she starts showing some resistance against her brainwashing, making her even more BrainwashedAndCrazy then prior. ** KillItWithIce: The deck she uses against Jaden. ** MindControlEyes ** WomanInWhite: Her uniform as a member. * TheChick * ComingOfAgeStory: She decides to become a teacher in America after graduating from duel academy. * DamselInDistress: A few times, such as getting kidnapped by Titan in the first season and being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into joining the Society of Light in the second. * DanceBattler: Her key deck motif. * DeadpanSnarker: When she's exasperated. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, she is killed when she is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DudeMagnet: The only guy in the show who DOESN'T have a huge crush on her is Jaden, but even then it's only because he's too immature to recognize her huge sex appeal. * FingerlessGloves a la Mai Kujaku/Valentine * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. She fears she might fail as a teacher. * HelloNurse: Something she's not happy about at all. * HumbleHero: She's the top female duelist in Duel Academy and is very humble and isn't prideful like the majority of [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Obelisk Blue students.]] * IdolSinger: [[DefiedTrope NOT!]] * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * MaleGaze * MagicSkirt * MarriedToTheJob: Cites being in love with dueling as one of her reasons for rejecting Manjoume's advances. * MsFanservice * NamesTheSame: When partnered with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]]. * [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Women]] * OutOfFocus: In season 3 with the arrival of the Foreign exchange student champions, she receives less focus this season and is sacrificed for Brron's ritual mid season. * PlatonicLifePartners: With Ryo. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Alexis providing the negative emotion of sadness. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Sadness]]: In the 3rd season her negative feeling of sadness becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Alexis expresses her sadness against Jaden before she is sacrificed claiming she feels upset knowing Jaden doesn't care for his friends, not having looked out for their safety in his search for Jesse. * TheSmurfettePrinciple * WellExcuseMePrincess: Subverted. She hates being mistaken for a diva, and is really nice. She just gets really annoyed by some of Manjoume's and Fubuki's more foolish antics. * WomenAreWiser: Is the most level-headed of Judai's friends. [[/folder]] !Other Students [[folder:Hayato Maeda (Chumley Huffington)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chum_6117.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' Judai's and Sho's roommate in Season 1 before graduating and leaving to work at Industrial Illusions. Voiced by: Takehiro Hasu (Japanese) and TedLewis (English) ----- * AnimalMotifs: Koalas. * BigEater: Intensified by the dub. * TheBigGuy: In season 1. * BondCreatures: His spirit partner is Des Koala. * HiddenDepths: Mediocre duelist, highly talented artist. In his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, he gets to use a card he himself designed. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see duel monster spirits. * PutOnABus: He leaves Duelist Academy to become an artist for Industrial Illusions. His slot in the cast is filled by Tyranno * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grilled cheese sandwiches, though only in the dub. * WellDoneSonGuy: His father runs a sake corporation (hot sauce in the dub) and Chumley wants to be a member of the dueling industry to make his father proud. He disagrees at first anyway, but the PowerOfFriendship changes his mind. [[/folder]] [[folder:Junko Makurada (Jasmine) and Momoe Hamaguchi (Mindy)]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Asuka's friends, who mostly function as comic relief and ThoseTwoGirls in the series. Unlike Asuka, they're not very good at dueling. In the second season, they are two of the few Obelisk Blue students who aren't recruited for the Society of Light. Junko voiced by: Tomomi Yachi (Japanese) and Suzanne Goldish (English) Momoe voiced by: Mariko Nagahama (Japanese) and Lisa Ortiz (English) ----- * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With Asuka/Alexis. * DamselInDistress: In the first season, Junko gets held hostage by SAL and has to be rescued by Judai, who wins the duel for her freedom. * HairDecorations: Momoe wears a yellow ponytail holder. * OnlyOneName: In the English dub, neither of them have surnames. * GirlPosse * [[StaticCharacter Static Characters]] * ThoseTwoGirls * WingdingEyes: Their eyes turn into hearts whenever an attractive guy walks by, as evidenced by their reactions to Ayanokouji, Fubuki, Yugi, and Edo. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daichi Misawa (Bastion Misawa)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bastion_3318.jpg]] ->'''Ra Yellow.''' The top student in Ra Yellow and smartest student at Duel Academia... at least before a disturbing romantic rendezvous in mid-Season 1; his shtick in Season 2 changed from being a genius to being forgotten by all the characters and ignored by the recruiting {{Cult}}. Voiced by: Yuuki Masuda (Japanese) and EricStuart (English) ------ * AwesomenessByAnalysis: At first... * BadassBookworm: Not that the HotBlooded cast acknowledges it. * BornInTheWrongCentury: Would have fit right in among the geniuses of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and received much more respect. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: He's not brainwashed per se, he was sick of getting the shaft, and he's still treated like [[ButtMonkey nothing]] * ButtMonkey: Season 2 * CelibateHero: * CrazyPrepared: Opponent tossed his deck into the lake? No problem -- he's locked and loaded with 6 more decks to spare! * DealWithTheDevil: Saiou promised Misawa that people would remember him and he would get the respect he deserved if he joined up. Pity it didn't actually work that way. * DemotedToExtra: Season 2 onward, and pointed out in the canon as his reason for joining the Society of Light. * DudeWheresMyRespect: Cited as the reason for his FaceHeelTurn and HeelFaceTurn in season 2. By season 3 he's given up and chooses to [[PutOnABus stay in the different dimension.]] * {{Expospeak}}: Seems to be the sole reason for him to reemerge from the bus on occasion. * FakeBrit: In the dub. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Jaden in season 3 during his HeroicBSOD post Supreme King. * GoMadFromTheRevelation: He had a FreakOut when he realized that he had a [[{{Lolicon}} crush]] on ''White Magician Pikeru''. * HardWorkHardlyWorks * [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Girl Tiny Guy]]: Misawa is taller and has a larger build than most of the main cast, and yet he's still dwarfed by [[StatuesqueStunner Taniya]], his eventual love interest. * LightIsNotGood * TheMagicPokerEquation: A pointed aversion, he's one of the few characters in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' universe who ''doesn't'' rely on it. He uses mathematical formulas and science to fine-tune his decks to perfection, thereby minimizing the variable of luck in his duels and making his decks very precise and strategic, and he considers what he knows about the opponent's deck before choosing one of his own ''six'' as the best choice to counter the opponent. Unfortunately most of his opponents ''do'' rely on this trope and have PlotArmor to boot. * NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: At least, he thought he didn't... * NoRespectGuy: Season 2 * NumberTwo: Originally, but starting with Season 2, he becomes more and more obscure. * PutOnABus: Multiple times * TheRival: To Judai in Season 1. * TheSmartGuy: He is one, but [[WrongGenreSavvy his type of dueling isn't really acknowledged in this series]] * TigerVersusDragon: The Tiger to Judai's Dragon. * TheWorfEffect: Beyond his one win against Manjoume, despite dueling impeccably, he never wins another duel... until he joins the Society of Light during Season 2...and those wins are only against unnamed characters. * WrongGenreSavvy: He's a brilliant strategist, unfortunately he lives in a time where HotBlooded instinct and miracular creation skills is the StatusQuo. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZaneTruesdale_275.jpg]] Ryo Marufuji (U.S. name: Zane Truesdale), Sho's AloofBigBrother, who goes by his nickname, the Kaiser (Only in the original). Originally the top student at Duel Academia who prided himself on dueling with [[HonorBeforeReason respect and honor]], after losing a duel to Edo Phoenix, he had a [[FreakOut serious breakdown]], from questioning his beliefs in having respect in his opponents and cards to only valuing [[BloodKnight winning at all costs]]. It escalates to the point he [[KickTheDog defeats his younger brother in a cruel manner]]. The 3rd season displays him in a [[VictoryIsBoring different contrast]] [[WorthyOpponent searching for the perfect duel.]] When his desire is settled, he watches his younger brother duel with his old cards and becomes inspired to surpass him and himself once again. Voiced by: Takeshi Maeda (Japanese) and Scotty Ray (English) ----- ''Season 1:'' * TheAce: A variation. Described as "perfect" on multiple occasions, effortlessly defeats the main character in his first on-screen duel, and is the undefeated best duelist at the Academy. Only duels three times in the season (two of them against Judai) because they couldn't figure out how to make it dramatic anymore. Not quite charming, and ''definitely'' not hammy, but he fits the bill. Sets him up for a ''brutal'' {{Deconstruction}} in Season 2. * AloofBigBrother: To Syrus. * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The first to defeat Judai, who probably counts as a form of UnknownRival, and is barely disputed as superior (at least until the Graduation Duel). ** During the Phantom Demons arc, he easily destroys a villain without taking a single hit, before she forces him to make a HeroicSacrifice for Sho. Judai very nearly loses against the same villain in the next episode. * {{Badass}}: The top duelist in Duel Academy and one of the best in the show. He only duels Jaden and the Shadow Riders in the 1st season because no other duelist is worth his time really. ** BadassLongcoat * BigBrotherInstinct * {{Bishonen}} * BondCreatures: With Cyber End Dragon. Sheppard reveals in the 2nd season that Cyber End Dragon connected with Zane when he was a child years before being in duel academy. Later on however, Zane remarks that he [[ShootTheDog could hear it crying out in pain after destroying it later with Cyber Ogre 2.]] Zane and Cyber End Dragon seem fine in the 3rd season however, returning as the focus of Zane's deck again. * TheComicallySerious * DeadpanSnarker: Heavy on the deadpan, and more so in the dub. * {{Expy}}: Seto Kaiba, predominantly the AloofOlderBrother aspect. * GoodIsNotNice * HeroicSacrifice: For Sho in Turn 32. Deciding to throw the duel against Camula to save his younger brother. * HonorBeforeReason: Has absolute respect for his cards and opponent at all times. * LonelyAtTheTop: Shows signs of this, [[IneffectualLoner not that he seems to mind]]. * TheMagicPokerEquation: Topdecks all of the cards he needs to bring out his ace monster, Cyber End Dragon, within 3 turns, tops. * MarriedToTheJob: A borderline example; similarly to Asuka, he states that he is devoted to dueling and uninterested in relationships. This ''was'' said to a middle school {{Fangirl}}, so take that as you will. * MeaningfulName * NoSocialSkills * ObliviousToLove: Extremely obvious in Turn 20. * OnlyKnownByTheirNickname * PerpetualFrowner * PlatonicLifePartners: With Asuka. * PragmaticHero: Subverted. He wasn't going to sacrifice Syrus to win the duel against Camula. * TheQuietOne * RedBaron: Kaiser * RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Fubuki's red. * TheRival: For Judai in the beginning; for Sho in the end. * SadisticChoice: In episode 32, Camula gave him a choice between sacrificing Shou to win the duel, or standing down and losing his own soul and his Key. See HeroicSacrifice. * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: Has a few moments. Turn 20, in which Rei shows up with a massive crush, has a ''lot'' of [[http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/Wilderstorm/Funny%20Yu-Gi-Oh%20GX%20moments/RUNAWAY.jpg moments]]. *** And the end of the Graduation Duel, when he and Judai both stretch out on the floor, [[http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/Wilderstorm/Funny%20Yu-Gi-Oh%20GX%20moments/Epiclulz.png laughing their heads off]]. * [[TallDarkandHandsome Tall, Dark, Handsome]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky and Snarky]] * YouGottaHaveBlueHair ''Season 2:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kaiserthinking_2561.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero: Only cares about victory. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Sees all the Duelists at the GX Tournament as beneath him. * AxCrazy * BadassLongCoat * BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[HonorBeforeReason He previously remained respectful of himself, his opponents and his own cards.]] Now the complete opposite. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: By ElectricTorture in the underground duels. * BigBrotherBully: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] towards Syrus. * BloodKnight: You know...with [[SeriousBusiness card games.]] * BrokenAce: So, ''so'' broken. * BrokenPedestal: To several of his friends, who have to accept he's a changed person. * BreakTheHaughty: From being the top duelist from Duel Academy to the bottom of the Pro League after losing to Aster. * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Hell Kaiser's new black uniform. * CombatSadomasochist: Comes to enjoy the pain from the electric shock collar and dishing it out as well. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The Tail Deck of Cyber Dark monsters * DespairEventHorizon: Hits it hard in episode 65, he turns to underground dueling because of his losing streak in the pro's and is convinced everyone has abandoned him, triggering his FreakOut and FaceHeelTurn. * ElectricTorture: Although it originally drove his FreakOut, he eventually grows to like it. * EvilCostumeSwitch * EvilFeelsGood * FaceHeelTurn * FingerlessGloves: Wears a studded pair in the Pro League, pre-FreakOut. * FreakOut: Shroud/Saruyama pushes him over the edge by having him experience ElectricTorture, reminding him he's hit rock bottom in his dueling career, and that he's perfectly alone. With the only possible way to break out of it is to [[FaceHeelTurn change...]] * TheGift: Deconstructed more brutally than with any other character besides maybe Judai. * GoodIsBoring: In-universe example. Zane realizes, during his DespairEventHorizon, that [[HonorBeforeReason respecting others]] has gotten him nothing. * HeirToTheDojo: The Cyber-Style. * HellBentForLeather * [[KickTheDog Kick Your Old Master, Best Friend, and Younger Brother]]: His duels with Principal Samejima, Fubuki and Sho. Sho gets it the worst. * KickTheSonOfABitch: Firing Saruyama. * LimitedWardrobe: Still wears his school uniform after graduating (pre-FreakOut). * NextTierPowerUp: The Cyberdark monsters. * NominalHero * NotBrainwashed: Just broken and batshit insane. * APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: A former pupil of Sheppard's, before Duel Academy, who tries to save him. * RedBaron: Now Hell Kaiser. * {{Revenge}}: Averted when Aster/Edo confronts him. He only cares about winning and isn't bothered with past defeats. * ShootTheDog: He does this to his Cyber End Dragon. Samejima (having taken control of Cyber End) thought Ryo would reclaim his favourite monster, but he instead creates a new strategy involving its destruction in order to win. * ShowerOfAngst: During his losing streak. * SlasherSmile: Countless times post-FreakOut. * TookALevelInJerkass * TooKinkyToTorture: Initially hates the electrodes; afterwards starts using them regularly [[FetishFuelStationAttendant for this reason]], and also because he's just that screwed up. * UsedToBeASweetKid: Shown in Turn 83 * TheWorfEffect: The first season set him up as the best duelist in Duel Academy(Judai only managing to tie with him in their second match). Then Edo defeats him, and he suffers a string of defeats. * VictoryIsBoring: At the end of the Season when he grows tired of the tournament. * TheUnfettered: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], he claims respect is absolutely meaningless in the face of achieving victory against an opponent. * TheUsurper: For the Cyberdark cards. * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Shroud/Saruyama. ''Season 3:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZaneTruesdale46_8081.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero: Type V --> Type IV * AlmostDeadGuy * TheAtoner: Arguably * TheBerserker * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: His last move in his duel with Yubel consists of boosting his Cyber End Dragon's attack points to 16,000 but taking damage from his own Power Bond card. * BigDamnHeroes: Has a moment like this where he saves Sho and Ojama Yellow. Sets Sho up for a borderline HeroicSafeMode. * DeathEqualsRedemption: Having found out that he's dying, he spends most of the season looking for one last great duel. However, he also [[PetTheDog repeatedly saves his brother's life]], snaps Judai out of a HeroicBSOD with a HeroicSacrifice, and is generally loses most of the harsh, psychotic persona of season 2. * DeathIsDramatic: He kicks Judai's ass back into gear about five seconds before he dies. * DeathSeeker * {{Determinator}}: He sure won't die before giving his all in a duel. * DoomedMoralVictor * DyingMomentOfAwesome: He quadruples the attack points of his greatest monster, and despite his losing the duel, snaps Judai out of his HeroicBSOD, something that three other HeroicSacrifices had failed to do previously. * EveryoneHasStandards: While witnessing [[KillTheOnesYouLove Adrian's actions]] he comments that he would never cross that line to win a duel. * ForYourOwnGood: He shows up again this season because he wanted a duel against Jesse Anderson and gives him an all out attack with his Cyber Dragons to build enough duel energy to return Jesse and Duel Academy back to the real world. * GenreSavvy: He's the only character to take Johan possessed by Yubel as a threat when he shows up. No one really thought the evil costume, demonic eyes and spouting nonsense about merging the 12 dimensions was any concern. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Jaden. [[PercussiveMaintenance He first duels him to beat some sense into him]] and when that fails, Jaden regains his drive witnessing Ryo's duel with Yubel. * GoalInLife: To have a perfect duel against a WorthyOpponent. * GoodIsNotNice * HeroicSacrifice: against Yubel. * JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In season 3 when he and Edo interrogate two goblin henchmen for information about the Supreme King, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness before killing them.]] * KilledOffForReal: He is one of the duelist that doesn't return to duel academy at the end of the season. * MilesToGoBeforeISleep: Wishes to have one perfect duel before he meets his end. * [[OneLastSmoke One Last Duel]]: Deconstructed. Ryo is dying of heart trouble from his time spent in underground duels with electro shockers. He spends the season trying to find one last WorthyOpponent before he dies, much to the dismay of his friends who tried to get him to stop in a certainly more dangerous dueling environment up until his death. * PetTheDog: To Syrus this season when he provides direction for him when Syrus feels uncertain of his friendship with Jaden. * PostMortemConversion: The group is very saddened by his loss without caring for the KickTheDog moments the previous season. * SecretlyDying: Until it becomes impossible to hide, he tells no one of his heart condition and brushes off any kind of concern from those who do notice the pain he's in. * SpiritedCompetitor: He spends almost the entire season looking for someone strong enough to give him one last amazing duel. * StormingTheCastle: Twice in Season 3, during the different dimension arc to attack the Supreme King's army. * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, UpToEleven * ToughLove: To Jaden and Syrus in this season, where he's willing to help but not provide any emotional support. Even to Aster when he tells him to finish what he started during the duel with Adrian. * TragicHero: One of the series' best duelists meets his end doing exactly what he lived for taking some things too far. ''Season 4:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ryomarufuji163_2417.gif]] ----- * BackFromTheDead * ContractualImmortality: Though it's unclear whether or not this is something he wants. * DoingInTheScientist: His heart problems weren't due to dueling with [[ElectricTorture electro-shock collars]] but the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique dangerous forbidden deck]] he used. * EarnYourHappyEnding: Started out the series known as the [[TheGift perfect duelist]] and after much struggle is not only able to live up to his own expectations in his duel with Yubel, but live to try to surpass them once again without his Hell Kaiser persona. * HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Comes to his senses and gives up the Hell Kaiser persona thanks to Sho. * HeroicRROD: During a duel with a rival duelist. * ICanStillFight: He accepts a duel from a rival cyber style duelist because of his deck's desire to continue dueling even though he isn't capable and tries his best to do so. * [[IllGirl Ill Boy]] * PassingTheTorch: Sort of. He gives his deck to Sho, feeling he can use it's potential and decides to start over himself. * SiblingRivalry: Invoked when he witnesses Sho use his deck and surpass himself. Ryo becomes determined to start over and chase after his younger brother. * UnexplainedRecovery: In contrast to the [[DeathIsCheap explained revivals]] of the other characters, he just randomly shows up. In his case, he has ''heart failure'' before fading away, whereas the others simply fade away, but were really trapped in another dimension. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fubuki Tenjoin (Atticus Rhodes)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fubuki_926.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Asuka's older brother and Kaiser's best friend, missing for the first half of Season 1 and brought back a dangerous mystery that would not be solved until Season 4. Voiced by: KojiYusa (Japanese) and JasonAnthonyGriffith (English) ------ * BackForTheDead: He suddenly emerges from the bus for a few episodes seemingly for the sole purpose of having another character to kill off to send Judai over the DespairEventHorizon. * BigBrotherMentor: For Manjoume * {{Bishonen}} * ChekhovMIA: Spoken of by Asuka long before he makes an apperance. * ChickMagnet * {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Trying to force his younger sister (who had no singing talent or desire to sing) to become an IdolSinger is one of his many ideas. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EnemyWithin: Darkness * EvilIsNotAToy * HeroicSacrifice: Subverted very hard in Season 4. * InformedAbility: He's considered to be one of the best duelists at Duel Academy. Despite this, he never wins a single duel on-screen. Though to be fair, two of his opponents were [[BoringInvincibleHero Judai]] and [[BloodKnight Hell]] [[BrokenAce Kaiser Ryo]], and it's implied that he wasn't playing seriously in his duel against Asuka. Lives up to the hype in the manga though. * MaskOfPower: Darkness * TheMatchmaker: For Asuka, despite her protests. * MyGreatestFailure: Watching his best friend being taken away by Darkness, whom he believed was killed at the time. * PutOnABus: Multiple times, with one return offering no explanation as to where he even was. * RedEyesTakeWarning: Darkness is associated with Red Eyes Darkness Dragon. * RedOniBlueOni: The red to Ryo's blue. * ShipperOnDeck: Supports Manjoume's attempts to win over Asuka. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Which tend to fail spectacularly.]] * SympathyForTheDevil: In his duel with Yusuke. He didn't care about what Yusuke was doing, he was just glad he was alive, calling him his friend and apologized that he didn't save him the first time. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Atticus providing the negative emotion of anguish. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Anguish]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of anguish becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Atticus expresses his anguish to Jaden before he is sacrificed stating his feelings of helplessness being sacrificed. * TotallyRadical: In the dub, even when under the influence of Darkness. [[/folder]] [[folder:Edo Phoenix (Aster Phoenix)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EdoPhoenix_2225.jpg]] Jaden's new rival in Season 2. By day, he's a SmugSuper top duelist in the Pro League and [[UnwittingPawn the unfortunate dupe of his manager and best friend Sartorius in recruiting members]] for the Society of Light {{cult}}; by night, [[VigilanteMan he prowls dark alleys dressed up as Duel Monsters, defeating criminals in an attempt to find the man who killed his father.]] Voiced by: AkiraIshida (Japanese) and Pete Zarustica (English) ----- * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Becomes the first person in the series to defeat Ryou, and give Judai one of his few losses (though Judai later returns the favor). * AncestralWeapon: Aster inherited the Destiny Hero cards after his father was killed which he uses to bring justice to criminals. * AntiHero: His methods for dealing with criminals and searching for the man who killed his father. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Of the Pro League and much worse to the Duel Academy students. * AtopAMountainOfCorpses: During the Genex Tournament, there are a pile of passed out duelists with cards all over the ground as a result of Aster's search for the missing D card. * {{Badass}}: He's an undefeated pro duelist and later he defeats The D, the world's reigning pro duelist champion of the past 10 years. * BadassInANiceSuit * BecauseDestinySaysSo: He held great faith in Sartorius's predictions of the future and followed them to learn his place in the world. [[CharacterDevelopment As the 2nd season continued]], [[ScrewDestiny he defied them and challenged destiny to save his friend from evil.]] * BestServedCold: Against The D for murdering his father. * BrokenAce: An extremely popular and talented individual not only in duel monsters but in a variety of professions. Yet he's overly driven by the death of his father as well as his best friend's change. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's a pro-athlete, and excels at skiing, skydiving, skysurfing, and surfing. [[StormingTheCastle Something can also be said for when jumped out from a moving helicopter to break into a window of the white dorm to challenge Sartorius.]] * ChildhoodFriends: With Sartorius. * CreatureOfHabit: Played for laughs in season 4 when it's shown he keeps hundreds of the [[LimitedWardrobe same suits]], duel disks and tea drinks for consistent use. Justified because he is a famous pro duelist with a tight schedule to maintain. * ChronicHeroSyndrome: Strangely in the 3rd season where he joins the efforts to return duel academy back to the real world, confront the Supreme King's army, search for Jaden and return him to normal then look out for him during his recovery, and finally [[TheDulcineaEffect risking his life in a duel to save Echo from Adrian.]] * CynicismCatalyst: His father's death. * TheCynic * DarkAndTroubledPast: His father was murdered (kidnapped in the dub) by a mysterious killer when he was a boy. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when is defeated by Adrian, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DistressedDude: After he is defeated by Light of Destruction, he is left weakened and held hostage by the Light. Jaden saves him by giving up his [[MacGuffin satellite key.]] * DoNotGoGentle: Does this against Exodia by having Plasma fire back as he is consumed by the blast. * TheDulcineaEffect: For Amon's girlfriend Ekou in Season 3. This even confuses ''him'', not just the viewers. * EtTuBrute: He finds out Sartorius was using him and also his legal guardian The D killed his father. * {{Expy}}: [[RuleOfThree Seto Kaiba]] * FetchQuest: In season 2, he was on a search to find the missing D card which would be in the hands of his biological father's murderer. * FireForgedFriends: With Judai, though the latter would have you believe they were friends earlier than that. ** Also with Ryo in Season 3. * GrumpyBear * HeroicSacrifice: In season 3 when he loses to Amon using Exodia and he shields his friends from the blast. He also tried saving Ecko before that, see TheDulcineaEffect. * HeroicVow: To save [[ChildhoodFriends Sartorius]] from evil, see ThePromise. * HiddenDepths: Surprisingly in season 4. As a pro duelist that values his image for his career, he does actually care for his fans and does take the time to meet them at events. [[SavingTheOrphanage He also supports an orphanage, which he gets blackmailed into losing a duel just so it doesn't fall under any harm.]] ** MagneticHero: Is also spoken of as one by Emeralda, his assistant, who claims that Edo has worked hard his whole life to be the pro duelist he is and it's only natural that he has a strong following. * [[IOweYouMyLife I Owe You My Friend's Life]]: Why Aster helps out in Season 3 to repay for saving Sartorius. * ISeeThemToo: While he doesn't quite have the same spiritual connection to his monsters like Jaden, he was able to see the monarchs creating a barrier around Domino City in season 2. * JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In season 3 when he and Ryo interrogate two goblin henchmen for information about the Supreme King, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness before killing them.]] * {{Jerkass}}: He wouldn't be a Kaiba expy if he weren't, though he's arguably worse than Kaiba in some ways. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In season 3, he lightens up towards Jaden and his friends and becomes very concerned over literally everyone's safety later on. * MementoMacGuffin: The Destiny Hero cards his father designed are the only things left to serve as a reminder of him. * MentorArchetype: To Manjoume/Chazz in season 4, to show him how to be a pro duelist. * MissedTheCall: Nope, you're not TheHero, nor TheChosenOne...nor TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou! * MookHorrorShow: Does this in Season 3 when two of the Supreme King's henchmen come to his and Ryo's hideout looking for duelists. Edo leads one of the goblins to Ryo's chamber then duel's the other for information. After he's finished interrogating, he has Plasma brutally invoke this trope full stop as the goblin screams in terror. * MrExposition: In season 3 when he introduces Johan and the Crystal Beasts. * OedipusComplex: With his adopted father, DD. * OrphansPlotTrinket: The Destiny Hero cards * ThePromise: He had his fortune told as a young boy that he would one day save [[ChildhoodFriends Sartorius]], and promised him he would. Unfortunately... see MissedTheCall above. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In his second duel with Jaden over using hero monsters without a heroic purpose. * {{Revenge}}: Against his father's murderer in season 2. Who turns out to be his legal guardian, The D. * TheRival: With Jaden, to confirm which of them is TheChosenOne to ScrewDestiny and defeat the Light of Destruction. * TotallyRadical: His speech in the dub tends to follow this pattern. * ScrewDestiny: Subverted. He was originally thought to have the [[ImmuneToFate power to do this like Jaden]], but is proven wrong for him in the end of season 2. * ShadowArchetype: Quite deliberately a contrast for Judai; uses a similar deck(Hero themed) and had similar childhood passions for his hero monsters, but Edo takes dueling far more seriously, seeing it as way of dealing justice. * ShootTheDog: When Aster is about to destroy "Plasma", The D reveals that the soul of Aster's father is trapped within the card. Aster's father speaks to him, revealing the truth behind the [[DemonicPossession Light of Destruction and Sartorius]]. He urges Aster to attack and destroy "Plasma". Aster attacks and his father says good-bye leaving behind his [[SoProudOfYou sentiments]] before the destruction of "Plasma", which leaves Aster overwhelmed with sadness. * SmugSuper * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Edo, or Ed? Most people go with Edo, although some would argue that Edo is a botched translation and it really means Ed anyway. ** Then again, some people bring up the StealthPun in his name; ''Phoenixes'' were very popular in artistic depictions of the ''Edo'' period. * StormingTheCastle: He does this a lot. Breaking into the white dorm to challenge Sartorius, invading the prisoner camp in the different dimension, and the Supreme King’s castle. * TallDarkAndSnarky * [[TopTenList Top Five List]] : In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Aster as the 4th best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * TrueCompanions: When Sartorius feels guilty that he befriended him in an attempt to save himself from demise, Aster doesn't hold it at all against him. He tells Sartorius that he has done so much for him as a friend and for his dueling career, and responds he really does want to save Sartorius from the Light of Destruction. * {{Tsundere}}: Male version and [[HoYay probably]] non-romantic; type B example towards Saiou and type A towards Ryo in season 3. * UsedToBeASweetKid: As shown in flashbacks with his father. * VigilanteMan: In season 2 he was in search of his father's murderer who held the Ultimate D card. * WellDoneSonGuy: His father was his hero and by dealing justice to his killer, he can be his father's hero. Also, because his father was taken from him while he was still young, he has a dependency on father figures, such as Sartorius, or his legal guardian, The D. This proves to be a weakness because they both have exploited him. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WrongGenreSavvy: Apparently thinks he's Franchise/{{Batman}}. * UnwittingPawn: To Sartorius in early season 2 when he has Aster unknowingly recruit more members for his society by defeating them in duels. * YouKilledMyFather [[/folder]] [[folder:Rei Saotome (Blair Flannigan)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BlairFlannigan_4549.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' Initially a one-shot character with a crush on Kaiser, she returns at the end of season two and earns her way into the academy by becoming runner-up in the Genex Tournament, despite still being too young to enter the academy the normal way. Develops a major crush on Judai, to which he is predictably oblivious. Voiced by: EriSendai (Japanese) and LisaOrtiz (English) ----- * ActionGirl * AscendedExtra * {{Bokukko}} * BrooklynRage: In the dub. * DamselInDistress: By mid-Season 3. * DubInducedPlotHole: Her age. * {{Expy}}: Rebecca Hawkins, who actually had a near-identical DubInducedPlotHole of her own. * FanGirl: First for Kaiser, then for Judai. * IllGirl: Briefly in Season 3. * NamesTheSame: When partnered with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]]. * SheIsAllGrownUp * StaticCharacter: After joining duel academy that is. * SweetPollyOliver: In her introduction. * ZettaiRyouiki [[/folder]] [[folder:Martin Kanou (Marcel Bonaparte)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Martin_8100.jpg]] ->'''Ra Yellow.''' A friend of Rei's, who becomes the vessel for the Yubel after Cobra's fall. The son of Vice-Principal Napoeleon, he has major self-worth issues. Voiced by: Asako Yoshida (Japanese) and Sebastian Arcelus (English) ----- * BadassCape * DealWithTheDevil * DemonicPossession: By Yubel. * EnfantTerrible: While possessed by Yubel. * FreudianExcuse * ParentalAbandonment * PutOnABus: In season 4. [[/folder]] [[folder:Austin O'Brien (Axel Brodie)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/axel_6577.jpg]] -> The champion of Duel Academy's west branch, who trains for duels via life-threatening high wire stunts, which he claims aide his [[TheMagicPokerEquation drawing skills]]. Initially a pawn of Cobra, he eventually becomes a valued friend to Judai. Voiced by: Naru Kawamoto (Japanese) and MarcThompson (English) ----- * AbnormalAmmo: Cards. * AdventureDuo: With Jim in the dimension arc. * AnxietyDreams: For a short time during the period he was terrified of the Supreme King. * {{Badass}}: Put it this way -- you can count on one hand the number of times Judai loses. When he duels Judai as the Supreme King, O'Brien forces a double [=KO=], and in an earlier duel with Judai where he lost, he could have won had he gone with the second of two strategies he was considering. * BlackBestFriend: Well, sorta to Jaden and Jim. (Technically, he's Egyptian.) * DeathDealer * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he draws in a duel with the Supreme King, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DoAnythingSoldier * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of West Academy. * HeroicBSOD: After Jim's defeat, he becomes so afraid of the Supreme King and runs for his life and decides to quit being a duelist. Syrus snaps him out of it. * HeroicSacrifice: Against The Supreme King to save Judai. * IWorkAlone: Preferably. * IgnorantMinion: To Cobra. * {{Jerkass}}: At first with Jaden and his friends. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Starts to loosen up with everyone when he helps the cast and they see he isn't a bad guy. * KillItWithFire: His whole Deck is based on this concept combined with gunplay. * TheGunslinger: Yes, with trading cards. That explode upon impact. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel against the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Supreme King to save Jaden.]] He succeeds. * ImprobableAimingSkills * TheLancer: To Jaden in the 4th season with the investigation of Darkness. * LonerTurnedFriend: Initially a pawn working for Cobra then joins Jaden's group and becomes a very loyal friend to him and Jim. * MightMakesRight: Before coming to duel academy he lived his life under the impression that power defined a person, and before the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]], someone who embodies MightMakesRight, he was utterly outclassed. His events in the different dimension [[CharacterDevelopment helped him learn otherwise]] and [[YouAreNotAlone draw strength from people close to him.]] * MilitaryBrat * MilitarySuperhero * NotAfraidOfYouAnymore * ThePawn: To Cobra until he learns there was something bad going on with the bio bands. * PutOnABus: Returns to West Academy at the start of season 4. ** TheBusCameBack: Comes back shortly after to help investigate Darkness. * SadisticChoice: When he was a child his parents were in a car accident where he was burdened with having to save only one of them. He saved his father who in turn saved his mother, regardless he felt that he effectively chose his mother's death. * SleevesAreForWimps * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: When he starts becoming afraid of the Supreme King. * StormingTheCastle: The Supreme King’s castle. * TakingYouWithMe: As he is seemingly defeated he manages to end the duel in a draw with the Supreme King, leaving behind Jaden with his friends. * TiredOfRunning: Against the Supreme King. * TokenMinority * TroubledBackstoryFlashback: See SadisticChoice. * VoodooShark: Fire-attribute cards apparently explode. This makes perfect sense to everyone and is never contested. * YouAreNotAlone: Part of his character development when confronting the Supreme King, he learns to draw strength from the people who need him rather than having strength on his own. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jim "Crocodile" Cook]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jim_GX_8784.jpg]] ->The champion of Duel Academy's south branch, who carries a crocodile on his back in a special backpack. Becomes friends with Judai and company after dueling Kenzan, and provides a nice amount of PluckyComicRelief even in the darkest parts of the series. Voiced by: Naoya Iwahashi (Japanese) and Tom Wayland (English) ------ * [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Crocodile]]: Shirly(dub name)/Karen(original) * AdventureDuo: With Axel/O'brien in the dimension arc. * AdventurerOutfit: He's an Archaeologist after all. * AFriendInNeed: The primary reason for involving himself with the cast. * AwesomeAussie * {{Badass}}: Stood up to the [[EvilOverlord Supreme]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide King]] without a second thought [[AFriendInNeed to save Jaden]]. * TheBigGuy: He's the tallest of Jaden's group and extremely loyal. He even beat Hassleberry in a duel, TheBigGuy in the previous season. * ChekhovsGun: His covered eye -- really the Eye of Orichalcum, used to bring Judai out of his HeroicBSOD. * CrazyPrepared: Came to Duel Academy with an EMP detector for no adequately explored reason. * {{Determinator}}: In his duel with the Supreme King to save Jaden, he gets knocked unconscious twice and gets back up each time to save his friend. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is defeated by the Supreme King, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DrivesLikeCrazy: In a fossilized truck * EmpathyPet: A crocodile named Karen. * EyepatchOfPower: Well, bandages of power at least. * FedoraOfAsskicking * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of South Academy. * FriendshipMoment: Jim gets flashbacks in his duel with the Supreme King of Jaden 1) Bonding with Karen and 2) Relating with Jim's love of fossils. * FossilRevival: The concept of his deck. * GratuitousEnglish: HilarityEnsues. * HeroicResolve: See {{Determinator}} * HeroicSacrifice: Against The Supreme King in a failed attempt to save Judai. O'Brien's own sacrifice finishes the job. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel against the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Supreme King to save Jaden.]] He fails. * ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Just as he's killed by the Supreme King, he leaves behind the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] and asks Axel to save Jaden. * LandDownUnder * MagicalEye: The Eye of Orichalcum. When activated by Jim, the Eye gives him the power to peer into a person's mind or soul and discern what is happening within. The Eye also allowed Jim to talk to Axel, who was holding the artifact, even after he was defeated, suggesting that perhaps the Eye bonds to its bearer's spirit. * MeaningfulName * NiceGuy: Put it this way... Jim is just a regular guy at duel academy that loves dueling and discovering fossils, and when the cast gets into trouble he's there every time to lend a hand to stop Cobra, help duel academy in the different dimension, search for Johan, and when the Supreme King has Jaden trapped within, Jim goes to extreme lengths to save him. * NiceHat: A fedora. * TheNickNamer: Gives Kenzan the nickname "Dino Boy" and calls Asuka "Tomorrow Girl" (Her last name, Tenjoin, means "Tommorrow's fragrance"). * ThePowerOfFriendship: How he hopes to save Judai from himself. * TheProphecy: After an accident where he lost his eye as a child, a mysterious old man told him that the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] would help Jim whenever he wanted to save a friend. O'brien asks him if some prophecy is the reason he's willing to risk his life, [[AFriendInNeed Jim denies that and states he simply wishes to save his friend, Jaden.]] * PutOnABus: Returns to South Academy at the start of season 4. * YouAreNotAlone: Jim appears next to Axel helping him make his last draw against the Supreme King. [[/folder]] [[folder:Yusuke Fujiwara]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yusuke_fujiwara_1224.jpg]] ->Fubuki's former best friend, initially thought to be dead. The second host of Darkness. Voiced by: Makoto Naruse ----- * AntiVillain: He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end. * BetterLivingThroughEvil: Preferred the World of Darkness than living in the real world with the turmoil of his parent's death. * BigBadFriend[=/=]EvilFormerFriend: To Fubuki. * {{Bishonen}} * BondCreatures: His former spirit partner Honest. * BreakThemByTalking: Continuously outlines the flaws of his opponent's motivations in his duels. * BrokenBird * TheCynic: As a result of his parent's deaths he feels suffering will overtake everyone eventually and tries to convince his opponents do believe so as well. * TheDarkArts: He was experimenting with this which is how he discovered Darkness. * DarkMessiah: The messenger of Darkness meant to drag those remaining to the World of Darkness. * DemonicPossession: By Darkness. * DespairGambit: He successfully pulls this on Fubuki. * EvilIsNotAToy * HopeCrusher * LoveHurts: His parent's deaths was a large source of turmoil throughout his whole life. * ManipulativeBastard: He attempted to turn Johan against Judai by exploiting his desire to be the better duelist. * MaskOfPower * ParentalAbandonment * ParentalIssues * PsychoPsychologist: Convincing others to give in to Darkness rather than continue with their struggles. * RememberTheNewGuy: His image was used by Honest to blend in Duel Academy while manipulating everyone's memory to believe he was always a student the past 3 seasons. * {{Telepathy}}: Can look into a person's mind and find their inner darkness. * TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Turned to Darkness in an attempt to forget his parents. * WarriorTherapist * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds * [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]] [[/folder]] !Teachers [[folder:Professor Chronos de Medici (Dr. Vellian Crowler)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chronos_4224.jpg]] ->The head professor at Duel Academy, and initial (albeit non-lethal) antagonist. Looks down upon Osiris Red students, particulary Judai, whom he calls "drop-out boy". Voice actor: Hiroshi Shimizu (Japanese) and SeanSchemmel (English) ----- * AintTooProudToBeg: Begs desperately to Edo to get him to show Manjoume how to be a pro duelist in season 4. * AmbiguouslyGay * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Crowler Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * AntiHero * BadassTeacher: He has his moments. * [[ClockworkCreature Clockwork Creatures]]: His Ancient Gear Deck. * CoolTeacher: By season 4. He helps Asuka and Manjoume find their paths for after they graduate, he even begged Edo to show Manjoume how to be a pro duelist. * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite being used mostly as PluckyComicRelief after Judai defeats him in the pilot, he has his moments. He tends to [[PapaWolf vigorously defend his students when they're in peril]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold even at great danger to his own life.]] And when it's time for him to duel, he ''always'' has a way to get his beloved Ancient Gear Golem on the field no matter what his opponents throw at him, at which point it's time to clean house. * DudeLooksLikeALady: though definitely not in a Bishonen way... * AsLongAsItSoundsForeign * HiddenDepths * {{Jerkass}} --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold * NobleDemon * SadistTeacher: In the first half of season 1. * SissyVillain: Well, if you consider him a villain, that is. * TokenAdult / InnocentBystander: In season 3 during the dimension arc. * TookALevelInKindness: In season 2 when he defends the red dorm. * VerbalTic: Na no ne. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daitokuji Sensei (Professor Lyman Banner)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professorbanner_1372.jpg]] ->The head of the Osiris Red dorm and Alchemy professor and a mentor for Judai, until he's revealed to be TheMole - and then later, the ReverseMole. Voiced by: KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese) and WayneGrayson (English) ----- * AbsentMindedProfessor * AlchemyIsMagic: Well, he never says so, but the way he uses it, it sure seems like it. * TheAtoner * {{Badass}}: When he duels. ** BadassBookworm ** BadassTeacher ** BadassLongRobe ** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass * BewareTheNiceOnes * BloodFromTheMouth: Happens in a flashback explaining how he is Amnael. * TheChewToy: After becoming a SpiritAdvisor, he's often swallowed by his cat Pharaoh. * CoolTeacher: In the first opening, "Kaisei Josho Hallelujah", you can see him on a motorcycle. And in episode 13, he sicced his cat Pharaoh on some evil scientists. * DoubleAgent * TheDragon[=/=]TheStarscream: As Amnael. He is the strongest ''Seven Stars Assassin''/''Shadow Rider''. * EasilyForgiven * EyesAlwaysShut: He opens them when he is Amnael. * IAmNotLeftHanded: His Alchemy Deck is pretty strong. He defeats Jun, Asuka and nearly Judai. * KindheartedCatLover: Think about it. He has a cat, he says "nya" at the end of his sentences? That's proof enough. * MaskPower: As Amnael. * MentorOccupationalHazard * ObfuscatingStupidity * PutOnABus: He suddenly disappears during the SSA arc. ** TheBusCameBack: He returns as Amnael, defeats Jun and Asuka, takes their keys and nearly defeats Judai. * RedEyesTakeWarning: Amnael * RightHandCat: His cat Pharaoh. * SpiritAdvisor: To Jaden a few times. * TreacherousAdvisor * VerbalTic: Japanese version only - while Daitokuji-sensei often says "nya", Japanese cat meow, at the end of his sentences, other languages eliminate it altogether, and give him a German accent because he teaches alchemy. * WhiteHairBlackHeart: As Amnael. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Vampires?]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Principal Samejima (Chancellor Sheppard)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Sameshima_3939.jpg]] ->Duel Academy's principal and former master of the "Cyber Style", which Ryo inherited. Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese) and David Wills (Engish) ----- * AdultsAreUseless... and depressed by his awareness of that. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Season 3 would have gone a lot different if he hadn't brought Professor Cobra to Duel Academy, making his scheme possible. To make matters worse he leaves just as all of the students are passing out due to the Dis Bands. * OldMaster * ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[/folder]] [[folder:Napoleon Kanou (Jean-Louis Bonaparte)]] ->Chronos' replacement during the former's reign as Duel Academy headmaster and Martin's dad. Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese) and MikePollock (English) ----- * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Bonaparte Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * TheDragon: To Chronos * EvilCounterpart: He's Chronos pre-character development. * FatBastard: Initially * HeelFaceTurn * {{Jerkass}} --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold * HiddenDepths: Season 3 has him actual care about the students, mostly brought on by the presence of his son Martin. * PapaWolf: But not as much as he'd like. He purposely isolates himself from Martin because showing favoritism towards a student is taboo for a teacher. (And it's the hardest thing he ever had to do, as he admits.) * PutOnABus: Left to spend time with his son Martin, so he was absent in season 4. * SadistTeacher * TheStarscream: He tried to undermine Chronos and get Osiris Red torn down and turned on him at first when a job opportunity was avalible with Pegasus. * TookALevelInKindness: In season 3. [[/folder]] !Major Villains [[folder:Kagemaru]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Kagemaru_147.jpg]] ->The BigBad of season one, who spends most of said season off-screen. Also the chairman of Duel Academy's board of directors. Voiced by: {{Mugihito}} (Japanese, old), NobutoshiCanna (Japanese, young), David Wills (English, old), and MarcThompson (English, young) ----- * AGodAmI * BigBad: Season 1. * TheChessmaster: Using Duel Academy and the Shadow Riders for his plans to obtain the Sacred Beasts. * DealWithTheDevil * FountainOfYouth: Sought to obtain the Sacred Beasts to restore his youth. * HeWhoMustNotBeSeen * HeelFaceTurn * HiddenAgendaVillain * KarmaHoudini: Absolutely nothing happens to him after he's defeated by Jaden. * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His actions in the 1st season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Takuma Saiou (Sartorius)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sartorius_1326.jpg]] The leader of the Society of Light {{cult}}, the main threat of Season 2; the vessel for the Light of Ruin. Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese) and MaddieBlaustein (English) ----- * AffablyEvil * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When he was a child he was shunned because of his power to see destiny. * AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp: Loses his powers at the end of season 2 and misses them dearly in season 4. * AmbitionIsEvil: Comes to believe this in season 4. Only with more and more power would he have been able to save his sister instead of dueling Judai. * BecauseDestinySaysSo * BigBad: Season 2. * BigBrotherInstinct: Willing to capture Judai for Darkness to save his sister, Mizuchi. * BigDamnHeroes: His rescue of Judai in Season 4. Subverted, Sartorius was merely drawing Judai away to duel him himself. * BlessedWithSuck: His power to see the future. * BreakThemByTalking: With YouCantFightFate. * TheChessmaster: Only natural considering he could see the future. * ChildhoodFriends: With Edo/Aster. Deconstructed when he admits he befriended him in hope that Aster would one day save him from his own demise. Aster isn't bothered because [[TrueCompanions Aster does see him as a friend.]] * CombatPragmatist: In season 4, he asks to check Jaden's deck for signs of Darkness, and instead slips a card into his deck to recreate a YouCantFightFate scenario in their duel. * CreepyMonotone * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' villain to actually have no desire to play a card game for the fate of the universe. Until he's forced to. * DemonicPossession: By the Light of Destruction which is responsible for all his villainous actions in Season 2. * {{Depower}}: He loses all his supernatural powers when he is defeated in season 2 by Jaden. Deconstructed later on. * DrivesLikeCrazy: In a van, then on a motorcycle. * EvilPlan: Using a KillSat to destroy the world, but only by obtaining the [[MacGuffin Satellite keys]] that the real Sartorius gave to Jaden and Aster. * {{Expy}}: Possibly for Dartz. * TheFatalist * FightingFromTheInside: Throughout the second season, Sartorius attempts this. The best he was able to do was give the 2 [[MacGuffin satellite keys]] to Jaden and Aster for safe keeping. * ForcedIntoEvil: In season 4, he has to defeat Judai to save his sister. * FortuneTeller * HannibalLecture * HeWhoFightsMonsters: In Season 4. Originally asked Judai to investigate and defeat Darkness, but ends up being a pawn for the latter instead. Something he was regretfully aware of. * HeelFaceTurn * HiddenAgendaVillain: Is present in all of season 2. With his motives and purpose of the Society of Light slowing being revealed to destroy humanity because he is possessed by the Light of Destruction. * TheHypnotoad: He brainwashed members into the Society's fold by defeating them in a duel or losing to one of his representatives, using [[BecauseDestinySaysSo his own mystical powers of fate-prediction]] and [[MoreThanMindControl his talent for pushing an opponent's buttons to make them lose faith in themselves.]] This was all possible because of the Light of Destruction's influence of controlling others. * HypnotizeThePrincess: To Asuka, making her even more BrainwashedAndCrazy than before. * IJustWantToBeNormal: Flip-flops on this one throughout the series. * InTheirOwnImage: He is poised to remake the world in the image most befitting to the extraterrestrial radiance within him. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He was able to sense the Ojamas and sever their link to Chazz while he was a member to the Society of Light. * KillSat: Planned to use one to destroy the planet. In the dub, it simply further brainwashed everyone. * LightIsNotGood * ManipulativeBastard: Using individuals from the Society of Light to further his goals. Even without being [[DemonicPossession possessed]], he has manipulated Aster and Jaden on a few occasions to help himself. * MoreThanMindControl: Part of how Sartorius brainwashes members into joining the Society by making them lose faith in their own lives and convincing them that joining the Society is a much more preferable alternative. * OmnicidalManiac: [[DemonicPossession Possessed by the Light of Destruction]], he planned to use a KillSat to destroy humanity. * PowersViaPossession: Sartorius wields supernatural powers given to him by the Light of Destruction, including the ability to materialize Duel Monster effects and to embed his power into Duel Monster cards, as well as other people, putting them under his control. He can also ward off weak spirits, cast illusions, and temporarily render others immobile. In addition to these skills, Sartorius' "other self" can use light to blast objects and perform telekinesis on them. * {{Seers}} * SharingABody: With the Light of Destruction in season 2. * SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: In the original, the good side of him is convinced he is a puppet of destiny and his actions have just been for his interests, he apologizes to Edo that their friendship may just have been his attempt to save himself from his demise. Edo doesn't think so... * SplitPersonalityTakeover * StrawNihilist: He is the leader of the [[{{Cult}} Society of Light]] convincing people to join because life is meaningless, and later he tries to destroy the world with a KillSat. * TarotMotifs: His entire deck, to go along with his FortuneTeller persona. * {{Ubermensch}} * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His actions in the 2nd season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. * VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's a highly respected Pro Duelist Manager of several top pros, most notably Aster Phoenix. * YouAreNotAlone: The good Sartorius appears right next to Aster as a ghost for support while he duels against the Light of Destruction possessing his body. * YouCantFightFate * YoungerThanTheyLook: He's around 17 or 18 years old, but he looks like a full-grown adult. [[/folder]] [[folder:Mizuchi (Sarina)]] ->Saiou's younger sister, who has ambiguous PsychicPowers of her own. Although initially appearing to be her brother's minion, her primary goal in Season 2 is to get Edo and Judai to save her brother from the evil possessing him. ----- * AntiVillain * BlessedWithSuck * EnigmaticMinion * {{Expy}}: For Ishizu, as she's also her series' second season's {{Herald}} with PsychicPowers who's trying to save her brother from his EnemyWithin. * {{Herald}} * MagicMirror: Uses them to channel her powers. * {{Miko}} * PutOnABus [[/folder]] [[folder:DD (The D)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-KyleJables_3678.jpg]] ->The first vessel for the Light of Ruin, which infected the card he stole from Edo Phoenix's father before he killed him. Voiced by: KazuhikoInoue (Japanese) and MarcThompson (English) -------- * AssholeVictim * BeneathSuspicion: The D took the role of Aster's legal guardian to avoid suspicion for his father's murder. * BlatantBurglar: Dressed this way the night he stole the Ultimate D card from Aster's father. * DefeatEqualsExplosion: He is killed in the explosion that resulted in the Light of Destruction being purified from the Ultimate D card. * DemonicPossession: By the Light of Destruction. * FightingFromTheInside * FourEyesZeroSoul * KilledOffForReal * RelativeButton: Taunts Aster about his father during their duel. * SharingABody * ShoutOut: In the dub, he states his real name is [[Music/TenaciousD Kyle Jables]] * TheSociopath * VigilanteExecution: His fate by Aster. * WorldsStrongestMan: He is the reigning champion of the Pro League for the past ten years. [[/folder]] [[folder:Light of Ruin (Light of Destruction)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-LightofRuin_6102.jpg]] ->A malevolent celestial entity that possessed Sartorius when he first came into contact with the "Ultimate-D card" and the main antagonist of the second season. Highly dangerous, The Light of Destruction wreaks unholy calamity on the world in the second season and its influence triggers the conflicts of the third season. ----- * BigBad: Of season 2. ** BiggerBad: The light's influence in the 2nd season was only a small part of it's entire essence. The BigBad of season 3 was corrupted by the light and lead to the revelation that Jaden holds the power of [[TheSacredDarkness gentle darkness]] to extinguish the light. * DemonicPossession: It first inhabited the Ultimate-D card, then DD, and finally Sartorius as it's main host. * EldritchAbomination * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin * InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: The light's purpose throughout human existence has been to [[DemonicPossession inhabit humans]] to cause destruction. * LightIsNotGood * OmnicidalManiac * TheVirus [[/folder]] [[folder: Professor Cobra (Professor Viper)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Professor_Thelonious_Viper_7256.jpg]] Yubel's initial pawn, who aides her in order to revive his adopted son. Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (Japanese) and SeanSchemmel (English) ----- * DealWithTheDevil: with Yubel. * TheDragon * EvilLaugh * EvilTeacher * KilledOffForReal * LoveMakesYouEvil: Used the Bio bands to drain energy from the students of Duel Academy to restore Yubel's strength, so Yubel could revive his dead son. * MeaningfulName: Uses a Deck of venomous snake monsters. * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Lampshaded by Syrus in the dub. * {{Necromantic}}: To revive his adopted son, Rick. * ObviouslyEvil * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He states to Jaden that he has no real motivation to duel other than for his own desire to be the best, in comparison to himself who duels for his son. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: He uses a deck of Venom monsters, which are snakes. Also, his name! * WouldHurtAChild: The entire student body of Duel Academy actually to restore Yubel with the bio bands. [[/folder]] [[folder: Amon Garam (Adrian Gecko)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smirk2_8961.png]] [[caption-width-right:344:I Am King]] ->The champion of Duel Academy's east branch. Initially a neutral character, he actively attempts to thwart Cobra's plans before aiding Yubel. Disappears for a considerable length of time and appears in the third alternate dimension harnessing the powers of Exodia in an attempt to rid himself of Yubel's influence. Voiced by: Nobuya Mine (Japanese) and Darrun Dunstan (English) ----- * AGodAmI: Wishes to become the King of the alternate dimensions. * AlwaysSecondBest: He was the primary heir to the Gecko Family/Garam Group until their first child was born. He contemplates killing his younger brother but chooses not to putting himself under him and worked diligently for his future. Then Adrian found himself in a different dimension where his brother wasn't a part of... * AmbitionIsEvil: His desire to become King. * AssholeVictim: Subverted. He feels terrible about his actions towards Echo before his defeat by Yubel and [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath Jaden and the group feel he didn't deserve what happened to him.]] * BadassBookworm * BigBrotherInstinct: Deconstructed. While he does prioritize his little brother over himself, it's a major source of inner conflict for him and his own desires. * BlatantLies: He tells Jaden and the group that he hasn't seen Jesse, even though he was associated with [[DemonicPossession Yubel who had been in control of Jesse's body.]] * TheChessmaster: He threw a party and had Duel Academy engage in several duels, so Cobra's bio bands wouldn't kill him while he was forced into a duel by him. * DeadpanSnarker * DealWithTheDevil: Makes a deal with Yubel in a bid for power, later tries to use Exodia's power to escape her grasp. * DesignatedLoveInterest: His childhood friend, Echo. * TheDragon: He starts out working for Yubel after Viper is removed, promising him power in return for his loyalty. Once Amon reappears searching for Echo it's clear he isn't going to settle for working with Yubel or someone else's power. * EnigmaticMinion: Until he sacrifices Ecko and kills Aster. * EvilHand: Uses Yubel's arm before switching for Exodia. * EvilRedhead * EvilVsEvil: against Yubel. * FailOSuckyname: According to Chazz in the dub. * FamilyHonor: Deconstructed. He was extremely loyal to the family who saved him from poverty as a boy, but felt his own potential was hindered serving them. He was relieved to discover another dimension where he didn't have to serve them. * {{Foil}}: To the Supreme King. Lampshaded by Jaden. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of East Academy. * FourEyesZeroSoul * FreudianExcuse: He lived his childhood orphaned in poverty which is why he is driven to create a world void of poverty and unfairness. * GenreSavvy[=/=]MetaGuy: Dub only. * GoodIsNotNice: Exaggerated. His principles are unambiguously good, [[NecessarilyEvil but he is willing to defeat anyone and make any personal sacrifice to achieve his goal.]] * HandBlast: When he confronts a weakened Yubel, he channels Exodia's power to do this before [[DuelsDecideEverything they settle to have a duel instead.]] * ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses what appears to be a card called "Short Circuit" as an explosive device. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Deconstructed. [[KillTheOnesYouLove He has done evil things]], but he remains focused on his cause without being corrupted by any other forms of darkness. * KillTheOnesYouLove: Sacrifices Echo to obtain Exodia. * KilledOffForReal * KnightTemplar * MadeOfEvil: Subverted. He has no inner darkness within him to be exploited by [[EmotionEater Yubel]], but Echo did... * MeaningfulName: Derived from an Egyptian cloud diety, Amun. Amon uses a Deck of cloud cards in his first two duels. * NecessarilyEvil: Is perfectly willing to sacrifice anyone to become king of the alternate dimensions. * NotBrainwashed: He denies being corrupted by some evil influence and is acting freely in his decision to sacrifice Echo. * NotSoDifferent: To Jaden, when he angrily accuses Adrian of killing Aster, and Adrian points out it isn't any different than what the Supreme King did before. * PsychoticSmirk: Has a good one near the end of the duel with Aster. * ScaryShinyGlasses: During his bid for power. * SleevesAreForWimps * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Echo for the ritual to obtain Exodia. * TokenEvilTeammate / SixthRangerTraitor: He cooperates with Jaden and the group the first time duel academy is transported to a different dimension volunteering to help on missions even though he's aligned with Yubel at that point and looking out for his own interests. The second time they see him in a different dimension, he's purely villainous. * ThePhilosopher: Cogito ergo sum. * TheSmartGuy: Among the foreign champions. * TheStarscream: To Yubel. * TheUnfettered: If KillTheOnesYouLove wasn't already a big indication of this trope. * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His goal is to become the king of the dimension and build a world without suffering, hatred and poverty. * WellIntentionedExtremist [[/folder]] [[folder:Yubel]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yubel_GX_5682.jpg]] ->The main antagonist of season three, behind [[TheManBehindtheMan all the others]]. A possessive duel spirit from Judai's youth, she seeks him out due to a promise made by Judai's past life - with Judai himself has no knowledge of. Driven mad by the Light of Ruin. Voiced by: HiromiTsuru (Japanese, female voice), HisaoEgawa (Japanese, male voice), Cassandra Morris (English, ''GX''), and Eileen Stevens (''[[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie tenth anniversary movie]]'') ----- * AmbiguousGender * AntiVillain: Yubel is the guardian of the Supreme King's vessel, and just wants to keep him safe from anything. Unfortunately not from herself initially... * AxCrazy: As a result from coming into contact with the Light of Destruction when Yubel was sent into space. * BadBoss: To Cobra because YouHaveFailedMe. * BatmanGambit: Yubel obtains Jaden's Super Polymerization card by possessing Johan, knowing Jaden would use that card to save him which would be Yubel's opportunity to steal it. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: By the Light of Destruction. * BigBad: Season 3. * BondBreaker: Yubel basically breaks apart Jaden and his friends by manipulating his emotions. * BreakThemByTalking: To both Jaden and Adrian, continuously taunting them over their sacrificed loved ones in their concluding duels with Yubel. * TheChessmaster: Yubel orchestrated all the events in the 3rd season. * ClingyJealousGirl * CombatSadomasochist: Yubel takes pleasure from being attacked by Jaden in their duel. Also, part of her card effect being able to return damage to the opponent instead of receiving it. * CorruptTheCutie: Yubel's plan to awaken and successfully turn Jaden into the [[EvilOverlord Supreme]] [[TheSacredDarkness King]]. * CreepyGood: In season 4. Banner's spirit seems afraid of her but she's harmless by this point. * CreepyMonotone * DamselInDistress: In season 4, Darkness takes control of Yubel to defeat Judai, who vows to save Yubel and does so by fusing Yubel and Neos together with Super Polymerization. * DeadpanSnarker: Post HeelFaceTurn * DeclarationOfProtection: Deconstructed. In a past life, Yubel vowed to always protect Jaden from harm. In present time Yubel took that over the top hurting Jaden's friends and was sent away, and came back to hurt them more. After all of Yubel's horrible actions, Jaden recognises Yubel's sacrifices and forgives her once he learns the truth. * DemonicPossession: Over Martin and Johan. * DimensionalTraveler: Yubel transports Duel Academy to a different dimension in the 3rd season. * DisproportionateRetribution: During Jaden's childhood, she would hurt his friends whenever they beat him in a duel. * DualityMotif: Yubel has one orange eye and one green eye. In Season 4, after Judai merges with Yubel, his normally brown eyes change to these when using his newly acquired GreenLanternRing powers. * EmotionEater: After dueling Zane, Yubel required the darkness of another to restore her strength. She sought to take it from [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Adrian but he was void of any inner darkness]], instead Yubel drew darkness from Echo who's hatred was held within Exodia. * {{Expy}}: Of Yami Bakura and Yami Marik. Yubel has the same hairstyle as both, a third eye like Yami Marik, gets similar bulgy veins and a NightmareFace to the latter as well, and has just as much craziness as both before her HeelFaceTurn. * FaceHeelTurn: Gets corrupted by the Light of Ruin after being sent in space by Judai. ** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: ... And regains her sanity after fusing with Judai. * FightingYourFriend: In season 4, [[BigBad Darkness]] pulls Yubel out of Judai's deck to attack him. Judai is able to save Yubel by [[FusionDance fusing her with Elemental Hero Neos and summon Neos Wisemen.]] * ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Yubel was a card Jaden owned as a child that would hurt others who upset Jaden, so Jaden had her card sent into space and his memory wiped to stop his nightmares. ** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Yubel and Jaden are fused together at the end of season 3. * FusionDance: With Judai. ** Also in a duel in season 4, Judai fuses Yubel with Elemental Hero Neos and summons Neos Wisemen. * GoneHorriblyRight: Yubel was originally a friend of Jaden's in a past life who vowed to protect the spirit of the Supreme King from harm. Yubel did end up protecting Jaden from any harm and awoke the Supreme King's powers within him, but the ordeal was very troubling for him. * TheGhost: For most of season 4. * GreenEyedMonster: Towards Johan and the Neo Spacians. Yubel is also literally a green eyed monster. * GuardianEntity: Jaden's childhood and in Season 4. * HiddenAgendaVillain: Her obsession with Jaden, revealed at the end of season 3, revolves around being declared the guardian of the [[TheSacredDarkness Supreme King]] several life times ago. * KarmaHoudini * KnightOfCerebus: The first villain to really start hurting Jaden emotionally. * LackOfEmpathy * LoveMakesYouEvil * LiteralGenie: She eventually does reunite Cobra with his son... by killing him. * TheManBehindTheMan: Yubel confesses that she was behind Brron's actions to sacrifice Jaden's friends and awaken the Supreme King along with everything else in season 3. * ManipulativeBitch: Yubel has exploited several characters for her schemes. * MiseryBuildsCharacter: Yubel believes this was the purpose of Jaden sending her into space, which is why she returns the favor to Jaden. * MurderTheHypotenuse: Or possess him, in this case. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Teleportation, DemonicPossession, exploiting the emotions of others, telekinesis, etc. In season 4, [[SymbioticPossession Jaden gets to play with this since he has Yubel in his soul]], Yubel's power allows him to sense people's thoughts and emotions, see visions of the future, and makes him immune to hypnosis. * OffstageVillainy: Took possession of Johan offscreen. * OmnicidalManiac: Tried to destroy the 12 dimensions, so she could be together alone with Jaden. * OneWingedAngel: Yubel's transformations in the last duel with Jaden. * PoisonousFriend * PsychoExGirlfriend, technically... * RedRightHand * ReincarnationRomance: ... on second thought, don't go there. * RelativeButton: Yubel does this to both Jaden and Adrian about their lost loved ones. * RevengeThroughCorruption: Yubel [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Jesse to force Jaden to feel the trauma of [[FightingYourFriend fighting his own friend.]] * {{Sadist}}: Took pleasure in seeing Jaden suffer from the loss of his friends and expressed excitement at the thought of destroying the Neo Spacians. * SanitySlippage: Starts entering this towards the end of the duel with Jaden while he uses the Supreme King's powers to strike her, [[{{Reconstruction}} but this trope is subverted when Jaden decides to fuse their souls together after learning about their true pasts, and Yubel breaks into tears and is then reformed into sane again.]] * SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Becomes this to Judai in season 4. * SpiritAdvisor: During the duel with Darkness, Yubel appears for the first time onscreen to lend strategy to Judai after spending much of the season as the TheGhost. Yubel also comments during Judai's duel with Yugi. * StalkerWithACrush * SympatheticPOV: The flashback revealing, in a past life, Yubel chose to be transformed into a scaled monster to serve as the guardian to the Supreme King's vessel forever. At that time, the current Supreme King's vessel was Yubel's best friend. * TeachHimAnger: Yubel does this to Jaden to awaken the Supreme King's power. * TrainingFromHell: From Yubel's point of view, being sent into space was this. Also returning to earth as a mere arm and regaining strength to confront Jaden is all this as well. * TheOtherDarrin: The [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie tenth anniversary movie]] replaced Cassandra Morris from the anime with Eileen Stevens. * ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Was this during Jaden's childhood. Deconstructed as Jaden had Yubel sent away into space, and Yubel came back [[AxCrazy not too happy]] to say the least... * WasItReallyWorthIt: [[BreakThemByTalking Yubel points this out when Adrian seems to be fine dueling without Exodia, who was obtained by sacrificing Echo.]] * WasOnceAMan: Was once Jaden's normal human friend in a past life that volunteered to become a duel monster to protect the Supreme King's vessel. * WeCanRuleTogether: Yubel wanted to rule the 12 dimensions along with the Supreme King. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WouldHurtAChild: Hurt several of Jaden's childhood friends when he was young, and there's the whole draining duel energy from almost the entire student body of Duel Academy thing. * {{Yandere}} * YouAreNotAlone: To Judai during the duel with Darkness, which is the first time she appears on screen in the 4th season. * YouHaveFailedMe: To Cobra/Viper. * YouNeverDidThatForMe: Yubel is outraged at the lengths Jaden will go to save Jesse, and his relationship with the Neo Spacians [[OneWingedAngel doesn't make Yubel any nicer either.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Brron, Mad King of Dark World]] ->Brron serves as the first main antagonist of the Dark World arc of season 3. Demented and sadistic, Brron rules the alternate dimension as its vile dictator. Although his role in the anime is brief, his actions are vital in Jaden Yuki's transformation into the Supreme King of the alternate dimension. Voiced by: KentaroIto (Japanese) and Jamie McGonnigal (English) ----- * ArcVillain * ArtifactOfDoom: He sacrifices Jaden's friends in order to complete the Super Polymerization card, which Jaden acquires after defeating him. * AssholeVictim * BlatantLies: He tells Jaden that Jesse died, even though he was associated with [[DemonicPossession Yubel who had been in control of Jesse's body.]] * BreakTheCutie: He directly sacrifices most of Jaden's friends and causes the Supreme King to awaken. * BringHimToMe: He sends his minions to capture most of Jaden's friends. * ButForMeItWasTuesday: Claims that several duelists have been defeated in his lair when asked of Jesse at first. * TheChessmaster: During his duel with Jaden he plays a combo to force Jaden into attacking and sacrificing his friends. * EvilLaugh: While taunting Jaden over losing his friends. * EvilOverlord * HeroKiller: He sacrifices Chazz, Alexis, Hassleberry and Atticus for the Super Polymerization card. * HopeCrusher: He kills most Jaden's friends and tells Jaden that [[BlatantLies Jesse is dead.]] * KnightOfCerebus * TheManBehindTheMan: Yubel confesses that she was behind Brron's actions to sacrifice Jaden's friends and awaken the Supreme King. * ObviouslyEvil * OhCrap: Just as he's sure Jaden has finished his final attack, Jaden activates Battle of Sleeping Spirits to revive both Elemental Hero Neos and Reign-Beaux, but Brron was unable to special summon considering he activated a card earlier that prevented him from having monsters summoned any further to his side. * {{Sadist}} * SadisticChoice: He sets up Jaden having to attack and sacrifice his friends in the process. * UnwittingPawn: To Yubel. [[/folder]] [[folder:Trueman]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-MrT_8708.jpg]] ->The envoy of Darkness, who demonstrates an ever-increasing number of inhuman powers - teleportation, shapeshifting, ripping holes in the dimensional fabric to duel Judai, possession and the ability to erase people from existence, to name a few. Voiced by: HozumiGouda ----- * CoolShades * GrandTheftMe: He doesn't so much swap bodies as copy their appearance, but he fools the entirety of [[RedShirt Duel Academy's student body]] into thinking he's Sorano. * MeaningfulName: He claims he has no name, but tells Judai to call him "Trueman" as he always speaks the truth. ** He's also called Creator/MrT. * MegaManning: His deck becomes more and more powerful every time he duels as he collects cards from his fallen victims. * MesACrowd * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands * SinisterShades * {{Telepathy}}: Can look into a person's mind and find their inner darkness. * TheDragon: To Darkness * {{Unperson}}: Any duelist he defeats is erased from existence and memory and all evidence that they ever existed vanishes. [[/folder]] [[folder:Darkness (Nightshroud)]] [[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nightshroud_2401.png]] --> "''I am Darkness. The Truth of the other world.''" ->Initially a minor villain in season one, he briefly returns in season two, and ultimately as the BigBad of season 4. He works through Trueman before revealing himself in the end. Voiced by: HozumiGouda ----- * AGodAmI: Claims this, but Downplayed by Yubel who mocks him for using a strategy that he required to check his facedown cards. * AffablyEvil: Although entirely antagonistic, he spoke in a very polite and business-like way of speech. * AnthropomorphicPersonification: of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Darkness]]. * AntiVillain: He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end. * AsLongAsThereIsEvil * AssimilationPlot * BigBad: Season 4, making him the FinalBoss. * BlueAndOrangeMorality: Believes it's only natural for humans to be drawn into the [[LotusEaterMachine World of Darkness]]. * ChekhovsGunman: Was a Shadow Rider possessing Fubuki in season 1, until after 3 seasons of world ending disasters allowed him to manifest. * DarkIsEvil * DemonicPossession: Of Fubuki a few times in earlier seasons, and also Yusuke as his final host. * EldritchAbomination * EnemyWithin: For Fubuki * EvilCannotComprehendGood * EvilSoundsDeep * {{Expy}}: Partially for Yami Bakura, in that they are both initially minor recurring villains that end up being their respective series' final BigBad. * FixingTheGame: His main strategy relies on his Darkness field spell that sets up 5 face down trap cards (without being allowed to look at them) that are required to activate in a specific order to be effective, and at the end of the turn are reset at random. To counter the sheer luck he required, he used a monster effect that allowed him to check his face down cards. * GodOfEvil: Controls the World of Darkness where people will ultimately give up on their own lives, because while in the dark world, they would be mentally tortured by visions of failing at their hopes and dreams. * TheGrimReaper: More or less has this look, physically, though he lacks a scythe. * TheHeartless: He's a manifestation of the inner darkness humanity has within itself. * LackOfEmpathy: Free will is absolutely meaningless to him. * MadeOfEvil: Powered by the darkness of others. * ObviouslyEvil * OhCrap: "God Neos, you said?" * OmnicidalManiac: Attempting to drag all of humanity into the World of Darkness. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly enough, not to Judai, his actual opponent, but to the rest of the world, as he explains that their [[HoldingOutForAHero inability to solve their own problems]] are what fuels his existence. --> Darkness: "''You'' indeed have the power to fight. However, ''they'' do not." [[/folder]] !Characters From the original series [[folder:Yugi Mutou (Yugi Muto)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Yugi_3715.jpg]] -> The former world champion and protagonist of the original series. ----- * HundredPercentAdorationRating: Everyone in duel academy seems to respect him. * CombatCompliment: He compliments Jaden's connection with his cards, and he was in complete awe of Jaden's Elemental Heroes. * TheFaceless: His eyes are never revealed in ''GX'''s time, but they are in the past. * FinalBoss: To Jaden in the last 2 episodes. * [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: As of the Timeskip between the two series he looks just like Atem did when possessing his body. And if his bits of dialogue are be taken into consideration has become a whole lot like him in personality as well. * PassingTheTorch: The first episode. * SensorCharacter: Yubel notes that Yugi knew she was there. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]] : In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Yugi as the number 1 best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * WorthyOpponent: Considers Jaden one. [[/folder]] [[folder:Seto Kaiba]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/setokaibagx_7492.jpg]] ->Founder of Duel Academy and designer of the Duel Disks. Voiced by: KenjiroTsuda ----- * BatmanGambit: His deal with the elder Manjoume brothers in Turn 35. * {{Expy}}: The spirit monster Kaibaman appears in the first season mirroring every trait of him. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: When the BigBad Darkness was capturing everyone from Domino City into his world, Kaiba is the only name on a list that doesn't disappear. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Kaiba as the 2nd best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. [[/folder]] [[folder:Pegasus J. Crawford (Maximillon Pegasus)]] ->Creater of Duel Monsters and owner of Industrial Illusions. * BigGood * CharacterDevelopment: Has become noticably more composed and mature. * SecretTestOfCharacter: His duel with Chronos and Napoeleon. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: Of the best duelists he's ever met before the start: 1) Yugi 2) Kaiba 3) Joey 4) Aster 5) Jesse Anderson [[/folder]] !Manga [[folder:Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki)]] * BigBrotherMentor: To Sho. * BreakTheCutie: Not nearly as much as in the anime, but it's hard on him watching his mentor go into a coma, and he briefly falls into a HeroicBSOD during his duel with Reggie, as he knows that the loser will suffer a penalty game. * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Judai and Manjoume do this to ''each other.'' * DefeatMeansFriendship: Some things never change. It even sticks after Manjoume beats him right back. * EleventhHourSuperpower: During the final turn of the Duel with Tragoedia, he summons Ma'at herself to end it by fusing Winged Kuriboh with Light and Darkness Dragon. * FriendlyRivalry: With Manjoume. ''Infinitely'' more friendly than in the anime. * LetsGetDangerous: Quick to do this once people are in trouble/danger, be it Sho's threatened expulsion or Duels of Darkness. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Like in the anime, he defeats Chronos as part of his entrance exam, but while this is brought up, it's never shown, and Ryuga serves as Judai's WarmUpBoss. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Ryuga, who forces the students he defeats to give him their cards. * SadisticChoice: Chronos forces him to duel Sho. If he wins, Sho will be expelled, and if he loses, his deck will be confiscated. He decides to win, and it turns out that Sho's 0 on the last test, the reason he was in trouble, was not his final grade. * SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: His [[DistantFinale professional attire]], to Misawa's chagrin. And yes, he stayed [[MythologyGag Slifer Red]]. * {{Sentai}}: Masked Heroes. * ToBeAMaster: Aspires to duel professionally like his mentor, Koyo Hibiki. * YouMonster: Along with Manjoume, against Tragoedia. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jun Manjoume (Chazz Princeton)]] * AdaptationalBadass: His anime counterpart suffered from TheWorfEffect. No such thing happens here. * AloofAlly: Is the only Duel Academy student other than [[TheHero Judai]] with a clue about spirit cards and duels of darkness. Still won't sit with him at the lunch table. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Still this, though, but not [[TookALevelInKindness nearly as badly.]] * BadassLongcoat * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Judai is the first student at Duel Academy to break his win streak. ** Naturally, Manjoume returns the favor. * {{Deuteragonist}} * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Buried his best monster, a Spirit Card, to prove that he could duel without any help. By the end of the chapter, this has [[DefeatMeansFriendship naturally changed]]. * FriendlyRivalry: After Judai beats him... sorta. * GrumpyBear: Still busy being this, though on better terms with the others than in the [[NoRespectGuy anime]]. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His whole Deck. ** Special mention goes to Light and Darkness Dragon, the only spirit card in the manga besides Kuriboh and dangerous enough to scare the BigBad. * MoralityPet: Light and Darkness Dragon. Sort of. Majoume's a more decent person than his anime counterpart from the get-go. * MythologyGag: His professional outfit in the DistantFinale? [[DarkIsNotEvil "Manjoume Thunder"]] may come to mind. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Has to prove to his peers that he wasn't only admitted to the academy (and given the unprecedented assignment to Obelisk Blue upon entry) because of his family's wealth. * TheRival * TheStoic: As opposed to his [[PluckyComicRelief anime]] [[NoRespectGuy self]]. * ToBeAMaster: Aspires to duel professionally like his idol, Koyo Hibiki. * [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Humility]]: While even more of a recluse than his anime self, this version of Manjoume has both a better understanding of his own limits, and more respect for characters who [[WorthyOpponent deserve it]]. * UsedToBeASweetKid: And a smiley, excitable FanBoy of Hibiki Koyo. Seriously. It's adorable. * WorthyOpponent: You're either this, or [[ArrogantKungFuGuy not worth his time]]. By the time he's won a duel alongside Sho, he, Judai, Misawa, Asuka, Ryo, and Fubiki]] all apparently count. * YinYangBomb: His ace, "Light and Darkness Dragon". * YouMonster: Calls Tragoedia this after the latter refers to humans as insects. He states he'd rather be an insect than a monster. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daichi Misawa (Bastion Misawa)]] * DisproportionateRetribution: The first time we see him with Judai, he's freaking out because the [[ChasteHero latter]] [[BornLucky somehow]] has [[HelloNurse Asuka's]] cell number, which is the result of him often borrowing things from her. * EveryoneCanSeeIt: That he's crushing on Asuka, even [[IdiotHero Judai]]. ... Except for [[ObliviousToLove Asuka]]. ... And Ryo, to [[MySisterIsOffLimits Fubuki's annoyance]]. * GreenEyedMonster: See above, as well as when he overhears Ryo talking with her after her loss to David. * {{Irony}}: The genius and analyst of the group uses a deck based on Japanese Folklore. * LuminescentBlush: While in the presence of [[LoveInterest Asuka]]. * MythologyGag: In the DistantFinale, his professional duel-wear is the same thing as his anime outfit... in the exams to become a Duel Academy ''student.'' * ShipTease: With Asuka. * ThePowerOfLove: Subverted. When he tag-duels with Asuka, his crushing actually gets in the way of his dueling, until he actually focuses back on their opponents. * TheSmartGuy * {{Youkai}}: His Deck. [[/folder]] [[folder:Asuka Tenjoin (Alexis Rhodes)]] * DesignatedGirlFight: Against Reggie. * HelloNurse: Hates it (see MsFanservice), but doesn't always notice (see ObliviousToLove). * KillItWithIce: Her Deck focuses on the distribution of Ice Counters. ** AnIcePerson: All of her monsters. * MsFanservice: To her annoyance, especially when she unwillingly wins the school beauty pageant. * ObliviousToLove: Had no idea why Misawa was dueling Judai, even with the former's LuminescentBlush and Sho [[LampshadeHanging calling her a]] [[HelloNurse "Siren"]]. * ShipTease: With Misawa. * SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her introductory duel is motivated by her desire to be seen as a competent duelist and not just a pretty face. * YouGoGirl [[/folder]] [[folder:Sho Marufuji (Syrus Truesdale)]] * AdaptationalBadass: Admittedly starts out as weak as before, but toughens up much more quickly this time around. His mistake that caused Ryo to lose faith in him was not misusing a card, but throwing a game to spare the feelings of his opponent. * BigBrotherWorship: Has a bit of a case of this toward Ryo, as while the other spectators are rooting for Manjoume, he is completely convinced that Ryo will win. And he turns out to be correct. * CuteMachines: Still plays Vehicroids, but uses entirely different ones. * CombiningMecha: Armorroid, the Solidroids and Barbaroid. * ILetYouWin: Throws a duel when he was younger in order to spare the feelings of his opponent, who was on the verge of tears after he had destroyed one of his better monsters. * PowerArmor: He has a card that enables him to thwart direct attacks, but if it gets taken off, he takes all the damage that was prevented. * TookALevelInBadass: To the point that [[AdaptationalBadass Manjoume]] can soon count on him in a partner duel. * WellDoneSonGuy: Wants to be acknowledged by his brother, and eventually, [[HeartwarmingMoments he is]]. * WorfHadTheFlu: He lost against Ryuga because of Ryuga's cheating. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryuga]] ->A new teacher at Duel Academy, who must defeat 50 students to qualify. He plans on using his position to turn the dueling world over to his ideals, but Judai defeats him. * [[BitchInSheepsClothing Asshole In Sheep's Clothing]]: He puts on a polite act in front of Chronos, but plans on [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness casting him aside when he's no longer useful]]. * FourEyesZeroSoul * NoNameGiven: His first name is never revealed. * SmugSnake: Like Chronos, looks down on Osiris Red students. He even smugly promises to go easy on Judai if he lets him win, and threatens to expel him if he doesn't go along with it. * StarterVillain * WarmUpBoss: He's not particularly skilled at dueling, and wins by cheating. [[/folder]] [[folder:Koyou Hibiki]] ->A professional duelist and World Champion who serves as both Judai's and Manjoume's inspiration and gave both of them their spirit cards. Is in a coma after losing a shadow game. * BigBrotherMentor: To Judai * HesBack: In the ending. * TakeUpMySword: Knowing he was going to fall into a coma due to a shadow game, he gave Judai his deck and jacket. * WorfHadTheFlu: Judai actually manages to defeat him once, but he does so while he's not using his normal deck. [[/folder]] [[folder:Winged Kuriboh]] * BigDamnHeroes: After Judai loses to Tragoedia when the latter is possessing Fubuki, Kuriboh saves him from the penalty game. He does it again with Light and Darkness Dragon after Tragoedia's defeat, sealing him permanently. * HeroicSacrifice: With Light and Darkness Dragon to seal Tragoedia for good. * PokemonSpeak: Usually communicates with "kuri kuri". * RidiculouslyCuteCritter * SoulJar: For Tragoedia's heart [[/folder]] [[folder:Light And Darkness Dragon]] * BuriedAlive: Because Manjoume wanted to [[EstablishingCharacterMoment prove that he could duel alone]]. Quickly rectified, after he loses to Judai. * TheDreaded: The BigBad has an understandable FreakOut when seeing L and D as a Spirit Card holding the Feather of Ma'at. * HeroicSacrifice: Alongside Winged Kuriboh, to permanently seal [[BigBad Tragoedia]]. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Manjoume's ace in a deck full of them. * UndyingLoyalty: To Manjoume, watching his duel with Judai, even after said owner pitched a tantrum and ''buried him'' so that Manjoume could try proving that he could duel on his own. Naturally, Manjoume came back. * TheVoiceless: Actions speak well enough when you're a Dragon Spirit. * YinYangBomb [[/folder]] [[folder:Midori Hibiki]] ->Koyo's older sister and a professor at Duel Academy Japan. * BadassTeacher: Is about to win against Reggie until Reggie indicates that if she does, she won't get the information on Koyo's coma * CoolBigSis: To Koyo by blood and to Judai by choice. * CoolTeacher * DarkIsNotEvil: Uses a Fallen Angel Deck. * DesignatedGirlFight: Her only duel shown is against [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Reggie]]. * HeroicSacrifice: In a sense, giving up a possible chance to awaken her brother so that Judai won't have to face Reggie. She doesn't succeed, though. * HotTeacher * SternTeacher: Doesn't hesitate to go hard on Judai, although typically does so in a cheerful manner. * WorfHadTheFlu: She gives up a chance to win in order to try to help Koyo. By the time she's committed herself to finishing Reggie off to protect Judai, it's too late [[/folder]] [[folder:Emi Ayukawa]] * AgentScully: There must be a logical explanation for multiple people falling unconscious after dueling today, just like at the [[Anime/YuGiOh Battle]] [[CallBack City]] [[MythologyGag Tournament]]. There's no way it's evil sorcery like the records claim. * HelloNurse [[/folder]] [[folder:Seika Kohinata]] ->Winner of Miss Duel Academy two years in a row, she finds herself in a tie with Asuka in her third year as a result of Judai abstaining. * AlphaBitch * AnimalMotifs: Snakes. * GreenEyedMonster: To Asuka, who didn't want the title of Miss Academia (unlike her, who would have claimed the title three years running), but got it anyway. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * LetsGetDangerous: Once motivated to duel, she reveals a wicked [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snake Deck]]. She still loses to Judai, though. * PyrrhicVictory: She technically wins the title as a result of Judai and Asuka's duel, but concedes it, saying no one would acknowledge her. * SeriousBusiness: Her view on Miss Duel Academy. Judai and Asuka's indifference infuriates her. [[/folder]] [[folder:Reggie Mackenzie]] -> A duelist from Duel Academy America. She's possessed by Tragoedia, but unlike her step brother, she's trying to fight it. * BrainwashedAndCrazy * CoDragons: With David. * DesignatedGirlFight: Against Asuka and Midori, though she Duels two male characters as well. * DiscOneFinalBoss: For Judai. * {{Eagleland}}: Blonde, blue-eyed, and an absolute Type 2. Also, that uniform. ** ForeignExchangeStudent * GenderBlenderName * HoistByTheirOwnPetard: See SmugSnake. * ILetYouWin: To Misawa; a panel after the attack lands shows her hand, which could have ensured her victory. * {{Jerkass}}: Even moreso than David, referring to her opponents as "human stepladders" and jerking people around even without the excuse of being possessed. * LastNameBasis: Often called "Mackenzie" or "Mac" for short. Her father seems to be the only one who uses her first name. * LightIsNotGood: Uses an Angel Lord Deck. ** However, once she's defeated, she reverts back to the way she was before her father was possessed, and is considerably nicer, with Edo remarking on the change. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: After her defeat, forgets much of what she did on the island. * LoveInterest: To Fubuki. * [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ''Adores'' jerking her opponents' emotions around, preferrably by their "shackles" (read: love for each other). * SmugSnake: Remarks on David's loss of a shadow game he started as his own failure to follow through, then goes on to get Professor Hibiki trapped in one, wins by being a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], and [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard loses her next one to Judai]]. * TheStarscream: Wants to not only get out from the {{Big Bad}}'s thumb, but take his power for herself. * TheUnfettered: Sees human bonds as "shackles," and claims to have gotten rid of hers long before. * WomanInWhite: Her uniform could have come from the [[{{Eagleland}} US Navy]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:David Rabb]] -> The other Duelist from Duel Academy America and is also possessed by Tragodeia and after the Duel Spirits. * AxCrazy * BrainwashedAndCrazy * CombatSadomasochist * CoDragons: With Reggie. * {{Eagleland}}: Blond, blue-eyed, and a particularly {{Jerkass}}y Type 2. In a school uniform more fit for the Navy. ** ForeignExchangeStudent * HeroicBuild: Subverted. Definitely has one, except he's not heroic. * HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Calls a Shadow Game against Manjoume. Loses. * {{Jerkass}}: Jim calls him a jerk in passing, and wants to fight Fubuki because he defeated the person he wanted to defeat. * ObviouslyEvil * [[OneHitKill One Turn Kill]]: Against Asuka. * ToThePain: Rants on about how he enjoys pain in his duel with Manjoume. [[/folder]] [[folder:Tragoedia]] -> The BigBad of the Manga, an [[AncientEgypt Ancient Egyptian]] manifestation of a man whose village was slaughtered to create the Millennium Items. * AchillesHeel: The Feather of Ma'at. * BigBad * BodySurf * DemonicPossession * EldritchAbomination * EnergyAbsorption: The Planet Series cards he distributes to the American students sap small amounts of energy from Duelists to aide in his resurrection. * {{Expy}}: Of Dark Bakura from ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. * ForTheEvulz: He claims at one point that he has no goal, he's simply bored. He later reveals this isn't true. * KarmicDeath: * LightIsNotGood: He has The Sun as his planet card. * MeaningfulName: "Tragoedia" is Greek for "Tragedy". * TheManBehindTheMan * ThePowerOfTheSun: The Supremacy SUN, though it combines it with CastingAShadow due to being a DARK Fiend-Type and having a solar eclipse in the card art. * SealedEvilInACan * SinisterSilhouettes: In his early appearances possessing the principal's body. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: '''ACCURSED PRIESTS!!!''' * VillainousBreakdown: Once Ma'at takes the field and Judai is able to make the moves he needs to destroy The Sun. * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Inflicts Penalty Games on his minions when they fail him. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale)]] * AloofBigBrother * {{Badass}}: [[OneHitKill OTKs]] ''[[AdaptationalBadass Manjoume]]''. ** BadassNickname: Notable in that he actually gets to stay "Kaiser" in the English, unlike the anime. [[LampshadeHanging Crocodile points out that lots of people have nicknames like that at the Japanese duel acadedmy]]. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Returns from being this in America with Fubuki. Naturally, the Chancellor throws a tournament. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons * MythologyGag: The DistantFinale shows him wearing his Hell Kaiser outfit. Which, unlike the other {{Mythology Gag}}s, carries a bit of FridgeHorror. * ObliviousToLove: The only one besides Asuka not to notice Misawa's crush. [[MySisterIsOffLimits Fubuki]] gets annoyed that he doesn't notice. * ThemeNaming: His Cyber monsters are named for stars in the constellation Draco. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fubuki Tenjoin (Atticus Rhodes)]] * AdaptationalBadass: He goes from comic relief in the anime to ''beating Judai'' in the manga. ** This is hinted at much earlier when a flashback shows the end result of what we're led to believe was a complete CurbStompBattle with David Rabb biting the proverbial curb. Remember that Rabb is one of the CoDragons who gave Manjoume a rough time when they dueled. * BlowYouAway: Runs a WIND Winged-Beast Sphere Deck. * BadassNickname: Fubuking. Asuka doesn't like it, though (or its less badass English counterpart, "Rhodie".) * TheCharmer: Some things never change, but at least he's polite about it. * DemonicPossession: Falls victim to this, [[BodySurf just like half of the rest of the cast.]] * DissonantSerenity: Remains infuriatingly calm during his duels, even when losing half his life points. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Was this in America with Ryo, before he returns a bit late. Or early. [[TheCasanova It involved a crush.]] * LadyKillerInLove: Has followed Mac back and forth across the Pacific. Post-DemonicPossession, she doesn't seem to mind his presence. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Makes a remark to this effect while watching Misawa and Asuka's tag duel and noticing Misawa's crush on her. -->'''Fubuki''': As her older brother, I'll never allow it. ** Which is a complete departure from his [[TheMatchmaker attitude toward Asuka's love life in the anime]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:James Crocodile Cook]] * AxCrazy: Is the only one of the foreign champions who willingly aids Tragoedia. Just as crazy as David was. * EyeScream: Guess what's under [[EyePatchOfPower the bandages]]. [[SchmuckBait Just try to guess.]] * MakingASplash: His Alligator cards are WATER-Attribute, and his Legendary Planet is The Tyrant ''NEPTUNE''. * NonindicativeName: His uses an ''Alligator'' Deck. No crocodiles to be found. * NiceHat * SinisterScythe: A colossal one is wielded by NEPTUNE. * SlasherSmile: Sports a nice one while [[BodySurf possessed]] by [[BigBad Tragoedia]]. The EyeScream didn't help. [[/folder]] [[folder:Amon Garam (Adrian Gecko)]] * BigBrotherInstinct: Why does he want to become a professional duelist? To pay for his little brother's operation! Awww... * HealthcareMotivation: See above * SeriousBusiness: His view on duels, given his different motivation from everyone else, which also leads to him being something of a... ** SoreLoser * TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: His Sealed Beasts depend on the Sealed Mantra Spell to activate their effects, without it they're essentially Normal Monsters. * TookALevelInKindness: Compared to his anime self, although he does look down on Judai. * UnderestimatingBadassery: Acts this way toward Judai, partly because he saw him lose against Edo Phoenix. [[/folder]] [[folder:Johan Anderson (Jesse Anderson)]] * BeetleManiac: And the rest of the ''Insecta'' Class, apparently. * BugCatching: Apparently his main pastime. * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: "Hey, did you see a butterfly go through here?" * DemotedToExtra: No [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Gem Beast cards]], no HoYay with Judai, just one instance of possession and a lot of bug chasing. * DubNameChange: Oddly enough, in Volume 7 of the English manga, he's called "Johann", but switches to "Jesse" in Volume 8 and 9. * FriendlyEnemy: He's brought to the academy to duel against the Japanese students, but hits it off well with Judai and Sho. * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Especially when he gets possessed during his duel with Sho. [[/folder]] [[folder:Austin O'Brien (Axel Brodie)]] * AmateurSleuth: Attempting to find the source of the Shadow Duels, and actually does a decent job before... * DemonicPossession: The real reason he was sent to Duel Academy, just like every other American! * HeroicBuild: Easily the most ripped out of the Americans, and the only one among them trying to [[AmateurSleuth figure out what's so fishy]]. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: Tragoedia covers his tracks well. * MeaningfulName: His Legendary Planet is Mars, and his monsters all have military-themed names (Electro '''Sergeant''', '''Division''' etc). [[FridgeBrilliance Mars was the Roman God of War.]] * ShockAndAwe: What his Deck theme seems to be at first due to his Machines having names like 'Electro Sergeant'. * SleevesAreForWimps: And probably didn't fit over his [[HeroicBuild arms]]. * TokenMinority ** PositiveDiscrimination * VisualPun: His Division monster looks like the sign for a division equation. [[/folder]] [[folder:Edo Phoenix (Aster Phoenix)]] * EvilCounterpart: The Grand JUPITER to Judai's The EARTH. * HeroKiller: Is able to defeat Judai and Fubuki in duels, even if he did have a little help in the latter case, but ultimately loses to Tragoedia. * TykeBomb: [[DemonicPossession Tragoedia]] claims to have raised him for this purpose. * UnwittingPawn: Just like his anime counterpart with Saiou and DD, has no clue that his adoptive father and mentor is Tragoedia's puppet, or that he's giving people over to Tragoedia. [[/folder]] !Cards [[folder:Winged Kuriboh]] Winged Kuriboh is Jaden Yuki's Spirit Partner. In the anime, Jaden received the "Winged Kuriboh" card from Yugi Muto in the first episode. In the manga, the card was instead given to Jaden by Koyo Hibiki. * AnimalTalk: Only Jaden understands what Winged Kuriboh says. * BigDamnHeroes: Saves Jaden from the duel ghouls during the dimension arc in season 3. * EmpathyPet: Often appears to Jaden, particularly to express concern. * EvilDetectingDog: Will always tell Jaden when something is wrong or if a friend is in trouble. * FairyCompanion * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Several times in the series. Most notable when Winged Kuriboh's light allows Jaden to talk to the Crystal Beasts, separate from Yubel, to save [[DemonicPossession Jesse]]. Also, when Winged Kuriboh sends Jaden back in time to duel Yugi. * RidiculouslyCuteCritter * SpiritAdvisor * SurrogateSoliloquy: Naturally, being an invisible duel spirit, other characters would comment what Jaden was speaking to. [[/folder]] [[folder:Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes]] Judai's core deck theme revolving around low-level monsters based on comic book superheroes, they can fuse together and use support cards to perform powerful combos. As part of Judai's fall to darkness in Season 3, his deck is corrupted, giving him darker alternate artworks for the base Elemental Heroes and entirely replacing their Fusions with darker Evil Hero monsters, who can only be summoned with Dark Fusion. The Evil Heroes sacrifice the flexibility of the Elemental Heroes (specifically by requiring a specific Fusion card) in exchange for more raw power in the form of stronger effects compared to their counterparts. * AbsurdlySharpBlade: Bladedge, who has the piercing battle damage effect. * AbsurdlyCoolCity: Skyscraper. * AntiHero: The Evil Heroes are Type V at ''least''. * BarbarianHero: Wildheart. * BatSignal: Hero Signal. * CoolGuns: Spark Blaster and Bubble Blaster. * DeathActivatedSuperpower: Necroshade can summon a high leveled Hero without a sacrifice if it's in the graveyard. Also, [[TakingYouWithMe Darkbright destroys an opponent's monster when it's destroyed itself.]] * ElementalPowers: The base heroes all conform to one of the common elements: [[BlowYouAway Avian]], [[ShockAndAwe Sparkman]], [[PlayingWithFire Burstinatrix]], [[DishingOutDirt Clayman]], [[MakingASplash Bubbleman]], [[CastingAShadow Necroshade]], [[LightEmUp Blade-Edge]], and eventually [[LightEmUp Neos]]. Then in the manga we get [[GreenThumb Plant-based]] Heroes like Knospe and Woodsman. * EvilCounterpart: Most of the Evil Heroes, specifically: ** Evil Hero Inferno Wing to Elemental Hero Flame Wingman ** Evil Hero Lightning Golem to Elemental Hero Thunder Giant ** Evil Hero Wild Cyclone to Elemental Hero Wild Wingman ** Evil Hero Infernal Sniper to Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster ** Evil Hero Malicious Edge to Elemental Hero Bladedge * FallenHero: Evil Heroes. * FieldPowerEffect: Skyscraper and Skyscraper 2 Hero City. * FusionDance: Their key strength, almost any two heroes can fuse together, so Judai always has plenty of options when it's time to fuse. * GatlingGood: Rampart Blaster. * HeroesFightBarehanded: Elemental Hero Neos. He may be the most popular, powerful, and heroic of Judai/Jaden's monsters. * HeWhoFightsMonsters: Implied to be the origin of Evil Heroes. * LightEmUp: Shining Flame Wingman, Electrum, and Neos and some of its fused forms. * MagikarpPower: Without their support cards or Fusion cards the individual heroes are pretty weak. But once you get the cards you need for a combo or a Fusion, watch out. * PowerGivesYouWings: Flame Wingman and Shining Flare Wingman. * TheSmurfettePrinciple: Burstinatrix was the only female member at first (the original version of her card even says so) until more female members were added later. (They never appeared in the anime, however, but did appear in the manga.) * TeamPet: Wroughtweiler * VillainProtagonist: Evil Heroes [[/folder]] [[folder:Neo Spacians]] An archetype based on cards Judai designed as a child, they were sent into space on a time capsule and infused with cosmic energy. They consist of the six base Neo-Spacians, Elemental Hero Neos, and some other non Neo-Spacian cards that still fit the general theme/idea, like Rallis the Star Bird. * AlienAnimals: The Neo Spacians each resemble an animal or [[PlantAliens fungi in Glow Moss's case.]] * AliensSpeakingEnglish * AllYourPowersCombined: God Neos can use all the effects of the Neo Spacians. * BatSignal: N-Signal * CastingAShadow / DarkIsNotEvil: Dark Panther. * CameFromTheSky: These cards fell from space on a Kaiba corp satellite while Jaden was on a boat in the middle of the ocean. * ChildhoodFriends: The Neo Spacians were cards that Jaden drew when he was a child and were sent into space to receive their powers. * ElementalPowers: One Neo-Spacian for each of the game's six Attributes: [[PlayingWithFire Flare Scarab]], [[DishingOutDirt Grand Mole]], [[MakingASplash Aqua Dolphin]], [[BlowYouAway Air Hummingbird]], [[CastingAShadow Dark Panther]], and [[LightEmUp Glow Moss]]. * EnergyBeings: Glow Moss and Glow Neos. * EnergyWeapon: Neos Energy. * FieldPowerEffect: Neo Space boosts a Neos monster's attack and allows it to remain on the field. * FusionDance: Contact Fusion, a unique method of fusing not needing a Fusion-type card to initiate. * HourOfPower: A Neos fusion monster only stays on the field for 1 turn before returning to the deck. Unless, a Neo Space card is present on the field. * InnocentAliens: The Neo Spacians are Jaden's [[BondCreatures friends]] and originally [[TheChosenOne sought him out so he could defeat]] the 2nd season's BigBad. * KnightTemplar: Neos in episode 136. This wasn't included in the dub. --> Neos: Judai the die has already been cast. At a point like this, it's the fate of a duelist to exhaust their reserves in order to gain victory. * MagicalLand: They come from Neo Space. * MagmaMan: Magma Neos * MrExposition: Aqua Dolphin in season 2. * MyMasterRightOrWrong: The Neo Spacians are perfectly willing to support Jaden using the Supreme King's powers to stop Yubel. * NamedAfterTheirPlanet * PhysicalGod: God Neos, who can use any Hero or Neo Spacian monster effect from the graveyard. * SapientCetaceans: Aqua Dolphin. * SpiritAdvisor: Of all the Neo Spacians, Aqua Dolphin fits this trope the most. He is the first Neo Spacian that Jaden meets and provides emotional support in times of need. Like the time Jaden couldn't see his cards after losing to Aster, and Aqua Dolphin introduces him to his new deck and restores his love of dueling. Also, encouraging Jaden to use Polymerization in the last duel with Yubel. * SpotlightStealingSquad: Once Judai picks them up in Season 2 most of his victories in the rest of the series come about due to a Neo-Spacian, Neos, or some fusion of the two. * StarPower: The Neo Spacians obtained their powers by being sent into space. * SuperEmpowering: The Common Soul card can summon a Neo Spacian and have it's Attack points added to another monster. * [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]]: All the Neo Spacians can speak and have different personalities. * ThisIsADrill: Grand Mole. * UndyingLoyalty * VoluntaryShapeshifting / PowerCopying: Dark Panther can transform into and copy the effects of an opponent's monster. * WeatherManipulation: Storm Neos * YinYangBomb: Chaos Neos * YouAreNotAlone: Most notably in episode 151. [[/folder]] [[folder:Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons]] Ryo's key deck theme, he uses the Cyber Dragons in Season 1, prefers the new Cyberdarks in Season 2, and in Seasons 3 and 4 utilizes both with deadly efficiency. * AnimalMecha * BreathWeapon: Cyber Dragon's attack, Evolution Burst * DarkIsEvil[=/=]LightIsGood: Ryo is a good guy when using Cyber Dragon, but following his FaceHeelTurn he uses the Cyberdarks to fit his new persona ** DarkIsNotEvil: Once he turns back to good he still uses the Cyberdarks. However, the only usage he makes of the Cyber Dragons while evil is as fodder to power up the Cyberdarks, so LightIsNotGood is mostly averted. * DragonsUpTheYinYang: Played straight as can be with the Cyber Dragons and Cyberdarks representing the two halves of the symbol. * EvilCounterpart: The Cyberdarks to the Cyber Dragons. * {{Expy}}: Ryo's status as an Expy of Kaiba is hard to dispute when Cyber End Dragon looks like a combination of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon. By the same token, Cyberdark Dragon could be considered an Expy of Red-Eyes Black Dragon. * FusionDance * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons * OneHitKill: Ryo uses Chimeratech Overdragon to perform one, signaling his FaceHeelTurn. Dedicated real life decks using Cyber Dragon and its variants can also pull these off. * OurDragonsAreDifferent * {{Ouroboros}}: Cyber Ouroboros. * PowerTrio: The Cyberdarks [[/folder]] [[folder:Ojamas]] Manjoume's spirit partners, to his disgust. Although he never stops insulting them, they become a key part of his deck as he adds more support cards for them over the course of the series. * BlatantLies: After Chazz is [[{{Deprogram}} freed from being brainwashed]], the Ojamas claim Jaden stole them to use against Chazz. * CombinationAttack: Ojama Delta Hurricane * FusionDance: Ojama King * KnightInShiningArmor: Ojama Knight * LethalJokeCharacter * MeaningfulName: "Ojamashimasu" is a Japanese phrase roughly translating as "pardon me for interrupting/intruding". It's why the flavor text on the card mentions the Ojamas always butt in on things, and why their stronger cards fill up the opponent's Monster Zones. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of the Three Stooges. * PluckyComicRelief * PowerTrio * ShoutOut: Their mannerisms in the dub are based on the Three Stooges. * StoneWall: Ojama King has 3000 defense, and Ojama Knight trails just after it with 2500. * UnderwearOfPower [[/folder]] [[folder:Destiny Heroes]] Edo's main monster themes, based on characters in British literature. * AbsurdlyCoolCity: Dark City. * AncestralWeapon: These cards were passed down to Edo from his deceased father. * AntiHero: When one considers their play-style and how they use their effects, type lll. * AntiMagic: Why is Destiny Hero Plasma the Ultimate D Card? When used with the spell D-Force, Plasma negates all monster, spell and trap card effects used against itself and the user, this plus VampiricDraining. * BackFromTheDead / ResurrectedForAJob: A major theme of the Destiny Heroes is that they resurrect themselves from the graveyard to provide several flexible strategies, such as collecting enough monsters to summon stronger ones (Dogma and Plasma), reinforce their offence (Dread Master), draw more cards (Disk Commander), and even summon themselves to the opponents field to provide an opening for damage (Departed). * BatSignal: Destiny Signal * BreakingOutTheBoss: Destiny Hero Dreadmaster. * ChekhovsGun: The missing Ultimate D - Card (Destiny Hero - Plasma/D-HERO - Bloo-D) stolen from Aster's father was the first host for the Light of Destruction. * ClockKing: Certain cards create strategies for the next turn. Such as Diamond Dude who sends a spell card to the graveyard to be activated next turn. * CrapsackWorld; Dark attribute monsters? A Clock Tower Prison? Monsters that constantly revive themselves meaning they have to die first? The Destiny Heroes most certainly fit the idea. * DarkIsNotEvil * DeathActivatedSuperpower: Several Destiny Heroes can activate their effects from the graveyard. Such as Fear Monger, Double Dude, Malicious, Dasher, Departed, etc. * DeathSeeker: Destiny Hero Departed. * DefeatMeansFriendship: Upon defeating The D, Aster manages to purify the tainted Ultimate D - Card from the Light of Destruction. Afterwards, Plasma becomes the centerpiece to his Destiny Hero Deck. * EvilCounterpart: To the Elemental Heroes, naturally. * FieldPowerEffect: Dark City comes with an attack boost and Clock Tower Prison prevents all battle damage after 4 turns. * HeroicSacrifice * HellholePrison: Clock Tower Prison, considering Dreadmaster needs 4 turns before being summoned. * MartyrdomCulture: Considering most of these monsters have low attack points and effects that revolve around being revived or summoning other monsters once they are destroyed, the Destiny Heroes can almost certainly be considered this trope. * MementoMacGuffin: Serves this purpose to Edo of his father. * ThePowerOfBlood: Plasma/Bloo-D. * PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Dreadmaster. * PrisonEscapeArtist: Dread Servant works this way for Dreadmaster. * PyrrhicVictory: The Destiny Hero cards often employ strategies that involve sacrificing weaker cards in order to achieve successful results. Using several tributes to summon the strongest monsters, monsters when destroyed provide the player with useable strategies later on (Fear Monger, Double Dude, etc), and cards that are mostly intended for this purpose. Aster was even willing to sacrifice Plasma for a combo to win against otherwise impossible odds in his duel with Amon. * SelfSacrificeScheme: The idea behind most of these cards. * ShoutOut: Many to English literature, such as Double Dude being based on Jekyll and Hyde. * TimeMaster: Their effects revolve around time control, with effects relying on doing things on later turns. For example, Diamond Dude lets you discard the top card of your deck, and if it's a Spell you can activate its effect on your next turn. * ThanatosGambit: Aster's father created D-Hero - Dark Angel in the event Aster would require a counter for Plasma. The trope fits very well because Aster's father was manipulated by the Light of Destruction to create Plasma in the first place. * VampiricDraining: Plasma can steal a monster from the opponent, increase it's attack points by half the monster's, and acquire it's special effects. * YourSoulIsMine: Plasma can drain the souls of its victims, not just monsters in the card game but actual human souls, as seen with Aster's father and Doctor Collector. FridgeHorror when shown that Aster continues to do this when he has Plasma defeat one of the Supreme King's goblins. [[/folder]] [[folder:Crystal Beasts]] The "Crystal Beasts", whose original name is "Gem Beasts", are all animals which have each a different kind of gem in their bodies. Their different gem colors form the seven colors of the rainbow, reflecting the name and design of their ace monster, "Rainbow Dragon". These rare cards were won and used primarily by Jesse Anderson. * AllYourColorsCombined: Rainbow Dragon uses an effect called Rainbow Overdrive which uses all the Crystal Beasts on the field to boost it's attack further. * AnimalMotifs: Each of the 7 Crystal Beasts are based on an animal. * ChekhovsGun: The Rainbow Dragon card that Jesse was searching for in the 3rd season turned out to be the key to returning duel academy back to the real world. * ColorCodedStones: Each Crystal Beast is based on the following Gemstones: ** Ruby Carbuncle: Red ** Amber Mammoth: Orange ** Topaz Tiger: Yellow ** Emerald Tortoise: Green ** Sapphire Pegasus and Cobalt Eagle: Different shades of Blue ** Amethyst Cat: Purple * DimensionalTraveler: Rainbow Dragon is so powerful that it is strong enough to create a portal to return Duel Academy to Earth from the other dimension. * EverythingsBetterWithRainbows * EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry * EvilCounterpart: [[BigBad Yubel]] uses the Advanced Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dark Dragon, which are an EvilCounterpart version of the Crystal Beasts when Yubel has these monsters enslaved and Jesse trapped in the Rainbow Dark Dragon while [[DemonicPossession she takes control of Jesse's body.]] * FusionDance: Rainbow Dragon fuses with Elemental Hero Neos to summon Rainbow Neos a few times in the show. * GemEncrusted * GuardianEntity: The Gem Beasts and Rainbow Dragon protect Jesse's mind from anyone that may want to harm him. Yubel is able to possess Jesse by somehow corrupting Rainbow Dragon and enslaving the Crystal Beasts. * KickTheDog: Yubel does this to Topaz Tiger in a duel with Jaden. * LoyalPhlebotinum: The Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dragon chose Jesse as the duelist to wield them. Unfortunately... * MadeASlave: [[EvilCounterpart Turned into the Advanced Crystal Beasts]] by Yubel while [[DemonicPossession possessing Jesse.]] * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the dub, their voices and personalities are based on American celebrities (or rather, pretty bad imitations of them) which is odd, considering they supposedly originated centuries ago in Rome. To wit: --> Emerald Tortoise: Woody Allen --> Cobalt Eager: Don Adams --> Amber Mammoth: Arnold Schwarzenegger --> Topaz Tiger: Sean Connery --> Sapphire Pegasus: James Stewart --> Amethyst Cat: Julie Newmar * {{Pegasus}}: Sapphire Pegasus. * PowerCrystal * RainbowMotif * [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]]: Except for Ruby. * UndyingLoyalty * YouAreNotAlone: To Johan in episode 152. [[/folder]] [[folder:Phantom Demons (Sacred Beasts)]] Three powerful and dangerous cards sealed under Duel Academy - Uria, Lord of Searing Flames; Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder; and Raviel, Lord of Phantasms. * AwesomeButImpractical: At least with the God Cards, getting three monsters onto the field was fairly feasible. But ''good luck'' summoning these guys, whose summon requirements are to tribute three Continuous Traps, three Continuous Spells, and three Fiend-type Monsters. ** AwesomeButPractical: On the other hand, if you set up your deck specifically around them (for example, if you run a pure Fiend Deck for Raviel)... * [[PersonOfMassDestruction Cards Of Mass Destruction]]: Once in play they begin to drain other cards of their energy. * DemBones: The three all bear skeletal features, Hamon being the most prominent. * DubNameChange: Completely reversing the intent for them to be ''evil'' versions of the God Cards by calling them "Sacred Beasts". * EvilCounterpart: Of the Egyptian God Cards in the original series. * FusionDance: Armityle, the Phantom of Chaos. * LargeAndInCharge * LightIsNotGood: Hamon. Light-attribute? Check. Electricity-associated? Check. Part of an evil demon trio whose release will destroy the world? Check. * MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily * NestedMouths: Uria. * PlayingWithFire: Uria's attack. * PowerTrio * ShockAndAwe: Hamon's attack. * SpikesOfVillainy [[/folder]] ----
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'''''ALL spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware major spoilers.''''' ''''' I Repeat! ''''' '''''Repeat! ALL spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware major spoilers''''' ''Please remember the above mentioned when you update Due to size, this page. Leave the spoilers unmarked to avoid confusion or look for and mark them all. Thank you.'' [[foldercontrol]] !Main Characters [[folder:Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JadenYuki_4141.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' The top student at Duel Academia and the series protagonist, whose character in Season 4 is practically unrecognizable from his character in Season 1, due to a brutal BreakTheCutie arc in Season 3 and being used to demonstrate the realistic psychological trauma of many tropes from the original series and shonen anime heroes in general on a kid. Voiced by: {{KENN}} (Japanese) and Matthew Charles (English) ----- * AlmightyJanitor: Is Osiris Red, the lowest tier that is mocked for being full of stereotypical losers, but is the best duelist in the academy. * {{Badass}}: One of the most skilled duelists in the series overall. * BashBrothers: With Syrus against the Paradox brothers. Also, with Jesse on two occasions. * BigBrotherMentor: To Sho and Kenzan. * BigEater: Judai's appetite knows no limits. * BiTheWay: Blushed when close to a female duel monster, implied to like Johan (Yubel called him out on it. ''Twice.''), and canonically loves Yubel, a hermaphroditic duel monster. * BondCreatures: His spirit partners include: Winged Kuriboh since the beginning; in season 2, Elemental Hero Neos and the Neo Spacians were added; in season 3, it's revealed during his childhood he also had Yubel but was separated for reasons, she is included in season 4 however. * BookDumb: He's a dueling prodigy, but is regularly mentioned to have awful grades and often sleeps through or skips classes. * BornLucky: Even outside of dueling he is lucky enough to have went on a 10-day streak of drawing the Golden Eggwich correctly, a type of food made in Duel Academy's cafeteria and hidden among the rest of the sandwiches. * CharacterDevelopment: As you will notice while scrolling further below. * CatchPhrase: "Gotcha!" in the original / "And That's Game!" in the dub.. ** "Get Your Game On!" in the dub when starting a duel. * ChosenOne: To wield the TheSacredDarkness. * ChronicHeroSyndrome * CombatCompliment: He always shows respect towards his opponents, with a few exceptions, even complimenting them and their cards during a Duel. * EmpathyPet: Winged Kuriboh * {{Expy}}: Of Yugi Mutou (in his role as the hero and his skill) and Katsuya Jounouchi (in his personality). * TheFool: To the point that Saiou uses the eponymous tarot card to represent Judai in his predictions. * GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Always accompanied by his CatchPhrase. * TheHero: He's the heroic duelist that wins all the plot important matches. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see and talk with duel monster spirits. * TheIdealist: Played for it's most in season 4, but whenever there's a duel involved he'll never doubt himself or his friends as long as a card can be drawn. * TheMagicPokerEquation: There are real life duelists who would ''kill'' for the luck Judai has. He can top deck the exact card he needs several times per duel, if he has no hand he'll probably draw Bubbleman, Fifth Hope, Pot of Greed, or something that lets him draw more cards, and it's not uncommon to draw something that lets him draw even more. Any time he ever plays A Hero Emerges his opponent will always pick a monster, and if he uses a card like Card Trooper to mill cards from his deck, every time he does one of the milled cards is Necroshade or Necro Gardna, and you can bet he has a card ready like Miracle Fusion or Miracle Contact to use the other cards sent to the Graveyard. * MagneticHero: Ninety-five percent of the people he Duels become [[DefeatMeansFriendship his friends]] afterwards. Lampshaded in-universe. ** Elaborated further with his friendship with Jim Crocodile Cook, whom Jaden was able to befriend in a short time but receive great loyalty from Jim. * MeaningfulName: Yuuki Juudai --> "a courageous teenager". ''... No kidding.'' ** There's another aspect to ''Yuuki.'' The ''yuu'' is the kanji meaning "game"--the same "yuu" that shows up somewhere in all other ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series' protagonists' names. Plus the ''ki'' can also be pronouned ''jou,'' which means that an alternate pronunciation of Yuuki is ''yuujou''--"friendship." * ObliviousToLove: Towards Alexis. * RedIsHeroic: His Slifer Red jacket. * RousingSpeech: Has a talent for boosting the confidence of his friends whenever they need motivation in a duel. Like when he talked Syrus into dueling Zane. * RuleOfFun: What duels are all about. * SelectiveObliviousness: He seems ignorant of the dislike that other individuals have for him, as despite the obvious tension between his rivals, he considers himself to be good friends with Chazz and Aster. * ShipTease: With Asuka and Johan. * TechnicianVersusPerformer: Leans very highly towards the performer side in his dueling. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in his duel with Zane, when he calls Jaden out for being too technical and therefore uncertain in his strategy. * ToBeAMaster: To be the best duelist. * TradeMarkFavoriteFood: Fried shrimp and egg sandwiches. * TrueCompanions: He seems to inadvertently make new friends without trying; [[LampshadeHanging commented on in-universe.]] ''Seasons 1, 2, and the first half of 3:'' * TheAce: One of the best duelists in the academy and regularly proves it. * AllLovingHero * AsleepInClass * BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: He beats a duelist who tried to make him deck out with that strategy. * BlitheSpirit: Everyone is bewildered by Judai being a great duelist in spite of his incredibly laid-back attitude and poor grades when other students work their butts off to get into the academy and get the recognition he has. * CavalierCompetitor: There's nothing Judai loves more than a good duel. * ChasteHero: One must wonder how sheltered he must be from the world outside of dueling if he doesn't even know what 'fiancee' means... * CoolLoser: In the first season considering he is a Slifer Red. * {{Determinator}}: "The duel's not over until the last card is played!" * GoBackToTheSource: He gets over [[HeroicBSOD not being able to see his cards]] by meeting the cards he designed when was a child for a Kaiba Corp contest when he first began his passion for dueling, his new Neo Space deck promptly restores his love of dueling and restores his old cards as well. * HeroicBSOD: He has a slight episode (or few) when he is defeated by Aster and loses the ability to see his cards. This ends when he meets the Neo Spacians and they restore his love of dueling. * IdealHero * IdiotHero: See BookDumb above. Paritcularly in the first two seasons, Judai is flat ''stupid'' when he isn't dueling. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In season 2, [[{{Deprogram}} his duels to save]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Chazz and Alexis]] from the [[{{Cult}} Society of Light]]. * IndyPloy: As per tradition, Judai's reliance on on-the-spot combos and luck is contrast with his rivals and antagonists who rely on strategic and/or overpowering decks. * InvincibleHero: He almost ''never'' loses, and when he does it's often a major plot point. * {{Keet}}: Cheerful, happy-go-lucky, and easy-going. * NextTierPowerUp: During his HeroicBSOD after his loss to Aster, he gains a new deck of Neo Spacians and Elemental Hero Neos. These are cards he made as a child that fall from outer space to aid him. * OrWasItADream: He was confused if he actually met aliens then had a look at his new deck with the power of Neo Space. * ProdigalHero: In season 2, he leaves Duel Academy after losing to Aster and being unable to see his cards. Stuck out at sea, he ventures into Neo Space where Aqua Dolphin informs him of the danger that season. He returns to Duel Academy to [[HeroicRematch defeat Aster]] and save his dorm from demolition. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The recipient of one from Aster. * ScrewDestiny[=/=]ImmuneToFate: His power and what makes him so interesting to Saiou in Season 2. * TheSlacker * SmallStepsHero: Most notably when he decided to save Aster by handing over his satellite key to [[BigBad Sartorius]] before challenging him to a duel. * StrategySchmategy: Ryou even manages to convince him his strength in dueling is his unpredictably. * TigerVersusDragon: The Dragon to Misawa's Tiger. * WarriorTherapist: He's constantly telling his SeriousBusiness-thinking opponents to relax and just enjoy the duel. * WideEyedIdealist: He is much more light-hearted and cheerful than the other characters, and almost never angsts. * WrongGenreSavvy: Make sure you realize [[SeriousBusiness what show you're in]] before you think of Duel Monsters as, "just a game." ''During and Post HeroicBSOD in the second half of Season 3:'' [[quoteright:326:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jaden2_6159.png]] ----- * AppealToForce: The Supreme King's attitude. * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Supreme King commands an army of ruthless EvilMinions capable of decimating entire villages. As soon as the Supreme King is defeated, one of his previous minions seeks out Jaden to build his reputation by defeating him. * ATragedyOfImpulsiveness * AttackAttackAttack: Enraged by the loss of his friends Jaden continuously attacks Brron with Neos with several combos with the intent of destroying Brron's monster over and over until he feels better. Unfortunately Brron couldn't keep up. * BadPowersGoodPeople: When Jaden chooses to embrace the Supreme King's power against Yubel in their last duel. Subverted when it is revealed to be the [[TheSacredDarkness Gentle Darkness]], the power to oppose the Light of Destruction. * BattleAura: The Supreme King can emit darkness powerful enough to generate shock waves and create a dark aura around himself. While Dueling, his opponents as well as spectators feel an enormous pressure coming from him, which can intimidate powerful duelists such as Axel to cower in fear of him. * BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: This is seen through the Eye of Orichalcum. The Supreme King using Judais guilt to maintain control. * BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Jaden becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]], someone who [[LeeroyJenkins indirectly]] and [[KickTheDog directly]] hurt his friends. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Seeing his friends die in his duel with Brron. * BewareTheNiceOnes: After being pushed to the limit by Brron, he snaps into a fit of rage, and after becomes the BigBad for a few episodes. * BreakTheCutie: Yubel's scheme to have all of Judai's friends killed has this effect on him. * BrokenAce: As part of the Deconstruction of TheAce. * BrokenMessiah: His failure to save his friends has driven him over the edge. * BrokenPedestal: To several of his friends, mainly Syrus. Even post Supreme King, Syrus continues to doubt whether Jaden can control himself and if he can save everyone. * CreepyMonotone: Although Jaden and The Supreme King are both played by the same voice actor (in both versions), their voices are much different. In the Japanese version, The Supreme King's voice is much deeper and foreboding in Jaden's subconscious while it is still Jaden's voice, but harsher and forceful on the outside though it is in a monotone. In the English version his voice is a harsher version of Jaden's voice complete with electronic effects; and while his voice does show emotion, it's never anything more than anger. * TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget * {{Deconstruction}}: Of all of the above listed tropes in previous seasons. The second half of Season 3 examines what happens when the IdiotHero who duels for fun is pitted against [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] extra-dimensional invaders who duel to the death and use his friends as antes. [[HeroicBSOD The]] [[BreakTheCutie results]] [[CorruptTheCutie are]] [[FaceHeelTurn not]] [[EvilOverlord pretty]]. * DeathSeeker: For a bit during his HeroicBSOD. He finds himself in front of the site of his friend's deaths confronted by a former [[EvilMinions evil minion]] looking to usurp his previous status. Jaden accepts his challenge, [[SurvivorGuilt determining that since his friends died here, it would be a suitable punishment for himself.]] Until he learns Yubel was behind everything and chooses to win that duel. * {{Determinator}}: In the original, during the final duel he constantly reminds Yubel he won't be defeated. * DevotedToYou: In a past life, Yubel offered to be transformed into a Duel Monster to protect him forever, this moved Jaden's past self to the point of devoting himself to loving his only friend and never forgetting Yubel. Learning this leads Jaden to forgiving Yubel and fusing themselves together. * EvilCostumeSwitch: Dons a [[TinTyrant suit of]] [[BlackKnight black armor]] as the Supreme King. * EvilMakeover: For his monsters, the Supreme King uses Evil Heroes. * EvilMeScaresMe * EvilOverlord: The Supreme King. * EvilWearsBlack: Wears black armor as the Supreme King. * FaceHeelTurn: Goes from the main hero to the main villain for several episodes. * FaceYourFears: At the end of the season using fusion and using the Supreme King's power to confront Yubel. * FallenHero: You don't fall much further than going from AllLovingHero to EvilOverlord. * FatalFlaw: His impulsiveness. * FistOfRage: Has this habit when using the Supreme King's power against Brron and Yubel. * FusionDance: Of the Power Boost variety, with Yubel at the end of the Season. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Gets this from Misawa from his turmoil as the Supreme King. * HeWhoFightsMonsters: The constant dueling to save the world finally takes its toll on him, and he becomes just a ruthless and victory-driven as the antagonists he's been fighting. * TheHeroDies: Subverted in the last episode of this season when his friends, except Syrus, believe he may never return after his supposed HeroicSacrifice, but he does. * HeroicBSOD: Post-Supreme King, up until he duels Yubel and saves Johan. * HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. Syrus believes this was his aim, [[FusionDance but Jaden had another solution in mind with Yubel.]] * [[IAmTheNoun I Am the Supreme King]]: In the last duel with Yubel. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: Syrus points out Jaden had no other alternative than to sacrifice Rainbow Neos to prevent losing the duel at one point to Yubel. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel to save [[DemonicPossession Jesse from Yubel]]. * ILetGwenStacyDie: He feels responsible for his friends being killed by Brron. * ItsAllMyFault: Blames himself for Johan's fate, which is why he's driven to save him now. Also for the apparent deaths of his friends. * KickTheDog: The Supreme King does this when he kills Jim in a duel, [[DisneyDeath although Jim was never dead from the result.]] * LeeroyJenkins: His impulsiveness is deconstructed during this season. * LetsGetDangerous: He awakens the Supreme King's power when Brron kills his friends and uses them once again to duel against Yubel, determined to end her. * MagicFeather: Played with. He believes he needs a magical artifact like the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] or a powerful force like Exodia to confront Yubel and save Johan, [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre then his monsters appear in his mind to convince him otherwise.]] * MightMakesRight: As the Supreme King. * MustMakeAmends: Post HeroicBSOD. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes what his impulsive behavior has caused. * MyGreatestFailure: Failing to save Johan and turning to darkness. * NextTierPowerUp: The Supreme King's power. * NotHimself: Unlike Jaden, The Supreme King is cold, collected and ruthless, but always carries an air of intimidation as noted by Axel. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During his HeroicBSOD he becomes unwilling to use his Polymerization card because he hurt so many using it as the Supreme King.. * PastLifeMemories: The flashback he experiences revealing he is TheChosenOne to wield TheSacredDarkness against the Light of Destruction, and also Yubel is the guardian of his vessel and a very dear friend sworn to his side. * PayEvilUntoEvil: The Supreme King's method of trying to avenge Johan. * PragmaticHero: Becomes this during his search for Jesse in the different dimension, he chooses to ignore the safety of his other friends to find Jesse. In the final duel, he resorts to using the Supreme King's power to oppose Yubel, and even regretfully sacrifices his most powerful monster Rainbow Neos to prevent losing the duel. ** Subverted in the end, Jaden ceases attacking Yubel with the Supreme King's power and [[TurnTheOtherCheek settles their conflict]] [[FusionDance peacefully instead.]] * ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The guilt of his friends dying as a result of his impulsive actions drives him to evil. * RebuiltPedestal: To Syrus, once he witnesses Jaden unselfishly and seemingly [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] himself to return everyone home to Duel Academy. * {{Reincarnation}}: Learned he was the reincarnation of The Supreme King, TheChosenOne to protect the universe. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Yubel when he uses the Supreme King's power against her. * TheSacredDarkness: The flashback during the duel with Yubel reveals the Supreme King's power is the power to oppose the Light of Destruction. * SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: When he enters the different dimension in search of Jesse, he continues to place his other friend's lives in danger while fighting the Dark Army. When he feels closer to finding Jesse he grows less and less concerned over their safety, and they become captured by the Dark Army. Once they are sacrificed by Brron he becomes ruthless while avenging them and is told by Brron that Jesse died. Losing all hope, he becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]] as a result, [[ItsAllMyFault losing control because of his guilt over losing his friends]]. The Supreme King then defeats several duelists to complete the Super Polymerization, he kills Jim, and nearly takes over all the villages within that dimension until he is defeated by Axel. * SmitingEvilFeelsGood: After Brron kills his friends, he outright says destroying Brron's monster over and over makes him feel better. * SpikesOfVillainy: Part of the Supreme King's outfit. Doubles as ScaryImpracticalArmor. * SplitPersonalityTakeover: The Supreme King takes over his body. * SupernaturalGoldEyes: When using the Supreme King's powers, his eyes turn a shade of gold. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Supreme King * SympathyForTheDevil: Once he learns what [[WasOnceAMan Yubel]] [[DeclarationOfProtection has done for him]], [[TurnTheOtherCheek he acknowledges her sacrifices and forgives her]] then [[FusionDance fuses both their souls together.]] * TakeAThirdOption: Jaden decides to [[FusionDance fuse his soul with Yubel's]] to end the conflict in season 3. * TemporarilyAVillain * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: He turns to ruthlessness to defeat Bronn, and when it works out, he keeps going. After he is horrified to learn what his actions have caused. * TraumaCongaLine: Johan is [[TrappedInAnotherWorld left behind in the different dimension]] as a result of Yubel who was after him. [[TargetedHumanSacrifice His friends are killed]] by Brron due to [[LeeroyJenkins his impulsiveness and reckless behaviour]] in searching for Johan. He becomes the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]] who kills dozens upon dozens of duelists to complete the Super Polymerization card, [[KickTheDog kills 2 friends trying to save him]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and is horrified to learn what he has done.]] Then he loses 2 more friends who try to get him back on his feet and then he has to save [[DemonicPossession Johan who is possessed by Yubel.]] * TurnTheOtherCheek: Once he learns what Yubel did in a past life. * TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Bastion reveals to Jaden, that [[TheReveal he and the Supreme King are the same person.]] [[MustMakeAmends From that moment Jaden has to accept he was completely responsible and work towards fixing his mistakes.]] ** Although it is open interpretation if Bastion was right since the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] revealed Jaden was being manipulated by a SuperPoweredEvilSide, or if that was just symbolism of the inner conflict within Jaden's soul. * TheUnfettered: As the Supreme King, his cruelty has no bounds as he is willing to sacrifice as many people as he has to in order to accomplish his goals along with his lack of remorse after defeating someone himself. * UnstoppableRage: While using the Supreme King's powers, regardless of his cause. * WhatTheHellHero: He gets this from his friends who are captured by Brron because of him, before they are sacrificed for Brron's ritual. ''Season 4, post crossing the DespairEventHorizon:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jadenseason4_2495.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero * AsLongAsThereIsOneMan: In response to [[BigBad Darkness's]] claim of AsLongAsThereIsEvil. * TheAtoner: He continues to blame himself for all the problems the academy has faced and wants to safeguard his friends from further danger refusing to involve them. * AuraVision / SensorCharacter: Using Yubel's powers he can see the auras of others, like when he checked to see if Sartorius was being controlled or when he saw the auras of the Egyptian Gods in Yugi's deck. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was jumping on platforms while trying to escape from an exploding KaibaCorp building, as well as jumping from building to building when he was attacked by Paradox in the movie. * ComingOfAgeStory: This season concludes with him learning to become much more responsible without letting go of who he is. * ComesGreatResponsibility: Concerning his powers of the [[TheSacredDarkness Supreme King.]] FridgeLogic when considering he doesn't use that power this season since it is meant only to oppose the Light of Destruction. * DarkerAndEdgier: He's become more serious and is often seen alone when before he loved hanging out with his friends. * DarkIsNotEvil: His powers over TheSacredDarkness remain. * DeadpanSnarker: Developed into one with his other darker tendencies. * {{Deconstruction}}: Continues the aftermath of the past season, realizing that many of the antagonists the heroes have faced have been drawn to the academy by him, and thus he's to blame for all the chaos of the series. As the season ends however it leans more to a {{Reconstruction}} by restoring most of Jaden's IdealHero aspects. * DeconReconSwitch: The season starts with him a changed person from the events of the previous season, and he appears a much more cynical person for it. As the season ends however his previous optimistic traits return as he's determined to convince others, and himself unconsciously, that they can move past their doubts of either past mistakes or the fear of the future. And finally at the very end with his duel with Yugi, after 2 seasons of life and death duels, he rediscovers his passion for dueling again. * {{Determinator}}: Against Darkness. * DoomMagnet: By this point, he believes he has become this. * DualityMotif: He is shown to have Yubel's orange and green MismatchedEyes. * TheEternalChurchill: He convinced everyone in the world to break free from Darkness's LotusEaterMachine. * FailureKnight: Losing his friends last season taught him what his friends mean to him and motivated him to try much harder to save them this season. * FireForgedFriends: He brings this trope up with a metaphor about cards. How a person starts with a seemingly regular card but after countless duels, good and bad, a powerful relationship is forged. In his case, Elemental Hero Neos. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever he uses Yubel's power. * GreenLanternRing: Being fused with Yubel allows him to see past illusions, manifest duel spirits, grants him immunity to Darkness' LotusEaterMachine, and more. * GrowingUpSucks: Subverted. In the duel with Darkness, he is the only one unafraid of moving forward and convinces everyone else to as well. * GrumpyBear: He is very stern now. * HeroicSafeMode: The reason he's the way he is now is because he's still broken after the previous season and has yet to fully recover. * HesBack: At the very end after dueling Yugi, it seems he's finally recovered his passion for dueling and is back to his old self. ** Already displayed shades of this in the Duel Royal with Johan and Fujiwara. He and Johan pull off their combination beautifully and he is back to joking around for a while. At least until Johan disappears as well. * HurtingHero: Initially. * InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Played straight during the duel with [[BigBad Darkness]] when Yubel tells him this after she is removed from the duel. Then subverted. He convinces his friends to fight against the LotusEaterMachine and encourage them to not give up. Which leads them all to appear while he deals the finishing blow to the BigBad. * IneffectualLoner: Minus the "Ineffectual" part, most of the times. * ItHasBeenAnHonor: He thanks his deck after his last draw before defeating the BigBad. * JadeColoredGlasses: He is much more cynical than before. * {{Jerkass}}: To some of his friends early in the season. * KnightErrant: Becomes this by the end of the series after graduating from duel academy. Deciding to search for those who he might be able to help with his powers of being able to connect with spirits. * MyGreatestFailure: His actions as the Supreme King last season and his friends falling one by one because of it. He becomes much more determined to save his friends this season with this in mind. * NextTierPowerUp: After last season's fusion with Yubel he uses her powers throughout this season, which are a hindrance to the BigBad. * NoEscapeButDown: Jumped off an exploding skyscraper after the duel with Sartorius. * NotQuiteHuman: Darkness viewed him as a "foreign object" that didn't belong in either world because he was a human who held a Duel spirit within (referring to Yubel), and thus should be removed. * LonelyAtTheTop: Implied. Several characters comment that he has become something above humanity, which is partially the cause for his self-inflicted isolation. * PowersViaPossession: Yubel grants Jaden several abilities. See GreenLanternRing above. * PsychicBlockDefense: Having Yubel prevents anyone trying to manipulate his mind this season. * RageAgainstTheMentor: Played for laughs with Daitokuji -- he dangles his spirit orb over a toilet as a threat. * ResignedToTheCall: When Sartorius explains his theory of [[RisingConflict Darkness coming into power]] because of [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom himself, Kagemaru and Judai]]. Judai [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how he unfortunately has to clean up their mistakes. * SaveOurStudents: He does for Duel Academy, and the rest of the world apparently. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one by this point to all the younger duel academy students. * SharingABody: With Yubel's spirit. * ShutUpHannibal: To Darkness. * SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Subverted by the duel with Darkness. * SpeedRun: His dueling style this season consists of ending his Duels as quickly as possible. * SplitPersonality: With Yubel, though he's usually the one in control and she's now benign. * StepfordSmiler: Around his friends in the beginning of the season. ** But once Johan shows up he's back to his usual cheerful self, even when dueling against a powerful opponent. * TheStoic: Brooding and quiet in comparison to his {{Keet}} tendencies before. ** NotSoStoic: By his duel with Yugi he's back expressing excitement every turn of the duel and having so much fun he breaks out into laughter with Yugi. Had shades of this even before that in his duel against Fujiwara where he teamed up with Johan. Their usual antics shine through and he even laughs heartily with his friend when they trick Fujiwara into believing that they're fighting each other now. *** He's also ''really'' shaken when he thinks Mr. T got to Johan. * TragicDropout: He submits his Notification of Withdrawal to leave duel academy in the second episode realizing all the danger is drawn to him. Subverted a few episodes later when he decides to stay and eventually graduate from Duel Academy. * SummonMagic: Using Yubel's powers, he summons Neos as a real monster in the real world whenever he's in danger. * SymbioticPossession: With Yubel. * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His events with Yubel in the 3rd season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. * WhatIsThisFeeling: When his hand starts shaking in his duel with Yugi, Yubel points out that he's having fun again. * WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Brought up during the duels with Sartorius and Darkness about Jaden being corrupted by power, and Jaden responds that he now has responsibilities to [[TheSacredDarkness use those powers]] against evil. Darkness calls him out for not understanding how helpless his friends are, and he responds that he isn't as strong as he appears to be and only continues fighting on [[HeroicResolve sheer hope alone.]] * WorthLivingFor: Inspires those trapped within Darkness to break free. * YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Judai convinces everyone trapped by Darkness to break free by restoring their faith in themselves, while at the same time accepting his past mistakes as the Supreme King and moving on. [[/folder]] [[folder:Johan Andersen (Jesse Anderson)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jesse_3066.jpg]] ->Introduced in Season 3; the top student of North Academia and owner of the only set of Gem Beast cards. He quickly becomes Judai's [[HoYay best friend]] and closest partner in the struggle to save reality in Season 4. Voiced by: Kanako Irie (Japanese) and Christopher C. Adams (English) ----- * AmbiguouslyGay: Rainbows and frills, anyone? * {{Badass}}: He's one of the best duelists in the series overall and second in skill only to Judai and Kaiser. Also considered a WorthyOpponent by Hell Kaiser Ryo. * BashBrothers: With Jaden of course. * {{Bishonen}}: Just look at him. Though he is more of a cute version of this compared to Kaiser, Fubuki and Fujiwara. * BondCreatures: The Crystal Beasts. * CainAndAbel: A non-sibling related example with Judai. Yusuke tries to tempt him to defeat Judai, so Johan can be the best and he proceeds to attack Judai. Subverted because it was all an act and both Johan and Judai reveal they don't carry any ill will in trying to out do each other in dueling. * TheChosenOne: Said to be one, but of what is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot never revealed]]. ** Fans usually say he's been chosen by the Gem Beast/Rainbow Dragon and roll with that. * DemonicPossession: By Yubel. * DissonantLaughter: During the duel against Martin to save duel academy, he finds pure joy from dueling the Sacred Beasts. Even Judai isn't quite sure what to say to that but let's himself be infected by the enthusiasm. * DistressedDude: His disappearance sets the events of the latter half of season three in motion. * EmpathyPet: The Gem Beasts. * EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: His ultimate monster, Rainbow Dragon * EvilMakeover[=/=]EvilCostumeSwitch: When possessed by Yubel. * {{Expy}}: Basically a slightly subdued version of Judai, which is lampshaded in both the dub and original. * FetchQuest: He was on a search for the Rainbow Dragon tablet in season 3. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of North Academy. * FriendlyRivalry: With Jaden. * GuardianEntity: The Gem Beasts and Rainbow Dragon protect his mind. Yubel is able to possess him by somehow corrupting Rainbow Dragon. * HeroicSacrifice: Triggers Judai's HeroicBSOD. * HeyItsThatVoice: His voice actress voiced Camula of the Seven Stars in the first season. * HonorBeforeReason: He refuses to use cards that destroy monsters with effects. To him, such a strategy is too simple and boring. It is much more satisfying to defeat monsters in battle. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see and interact with duel monster spirits. * IOweYouMyLife: To Judai in Season 4. * NiceGuy: He's a little snarkier than Judai but still the nicest guy around at the end of the day. * PsychicBlockDefense: The Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dragon stop Yusuke Fujiwara from peering into his mind, but this didn't stop Fujiwara from seeing Judai in his thoughts. * PsychoticSmirk: When [[DemonicPossession possessed by Yubel]] almost all the time. ** Now if you consider how much of a NiceGuy he usually is this gets even creepier. * PutOnABus: Returns to North Academy at the start of season 4. ** TheBusCameBack: Comes back later to help fight Darkness. * RivalTurnedEvil ** Because of DemonicPossession by Yubel in season 3. ** Subverted in season 4. Yusuke Fujiwara tries to make him have a FaceHeelTurn using his inner darkness against Judai, but that doesn't turn out to be a bad thing and is just a FriendlyRivalry. * TheScapegoat: He stayed behind in the different dimension so Jaden and the rest of duel academy could return home. * TakingTheBullet: During the 3 way duel between him, Judai and [[DarkMessiah Yusuke Fujiwara]], he plays a trap to save Judai but costs him the rest of his life points, thus losing the duel for him. * TheTrickster: His first day at Duel Academy he fakes summoning the Rainbow Dragon to the displeasure of everyone at the school, then tells everyone the card hasn't even been made yet. And in season 4, he tricks [[DarkMessiah Yusuke Fujiwara]] into believing he performed a FaceHeelTurn against Judai, while Fujiwara was in the process of saying a [[BreakThemByTalking breaking speech]] no less, then he and Judai break out into laughter. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Jesse as the 5th best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And he does. [[/folder]] [[folder:Sho Marufuji (Syrus Truesdale)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/syrus_9880.jpg]] ->Judai's original best friend and {{Sidekick}}, a role he fights to keep in Season 2 but gradually leaves behind to pursue his own CharacterDevelopment in Seasons 3 and 4. Voiced by: Masami Suzuki (Japanese) and WayneGrayson (English) Juudai's best friend and sidekick, Sho Marufuji (U.S. name: Syrus Truesdale), whose feelings for his friend toe the line between brotherly and HoYay (if anything, this is [[DubText exaggerated by several lines of dialogue in the dub]], and has netted him rivals for Juudai's attention/affection in the form of Tyranno Kenzan and Overseas Champion Johan Andersen); he has unquestionably had the most CharacterDevelopment of all the characters, symbolized by his promotion to a higher dorm every season. ----- * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Syrus Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * BadassAdorable * [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Brother Instinct]]: [[InvertedTrope Interestingly enough]], exhibited towards Ryo in season 4, after Ryo becomes [[IllGirl confined mainly to a wheelchair or hospital bed.]] * BlindWithoutEm * BrokenPedestal: Zane becomes this at the end of season 2 to him, and Jaden nearly ends up like this in mid season 3. * CatchPhrase: In the dub, he has "Wait up!" and "Way to play, Jay!" * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: His CharacterDevelopment is accompanied by dorm promotions and changes of uniform from Red to Yellow to Blue. * ComingOfAgeStory: Throughout the series he learns to become more independent with season 4 featuring him setting out to become a pro duelist even superior than his brother. * CuteMachines: His Vehicroid monsters. * DistressedDude: Frequently ends up as the hostage. * DubText: His relationship with Jaden * FaceYourFears: The Power Bond card Zane gave him, which he feels unworthy of using. Regardless Syrus has used this card several times to display his courage and win a few duels. * FireForgedFriends: With Kenzan. * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. * HiddenDepths * TheLancer: He's shorter than Judai and lacks his confidence. The contrast is seen because they are best friends. * PerverseSexualLust: Black Magician Girl and Thunder Nyan Nyan * PromotionToParent: To an extent, towards Ryo in season 4. Revealed later in the Darkness arc that he ''[[AFriendInNeed really doesn't]] [[WhyCantIHateYou like it]].'' * TheRival: To his older brother by the end, previously to Kenzan in HoYay LoveTriangle over Judai. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Targeted as a sacrifice in the 3rd season for Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Syrus providing the negative emotion of doubt. Although he is spared from this fate, avoiding capture from the Dark Army. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Doubt]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of doubt becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Although he avoids being sacrificed he continues to express his doubt throughout the season believing Jaden is unable to save everyone and at the risk of being taken over by the Supreme King once again in the final duel with Yubel. Syrus's doubt is removed once and for all when Jaden saves everyone at the end of the season with Syrus believing he performed a HeroicSacrifice. * TheShortGuyWithGlasses * {{Sidekick}} * TheSoCalledCoward * TookALevelInBadass: Starting as a Osiris Red student in season 1, then he is promoted into a Ra Yellow student in season 2 and after the half of the season he defeated Blue Obelisk students easily. He eventually became a Obelisk Blue student. * TheWatcher : Actively ''tries'' to become one of these in season 3, after Judai's HeroicBSOD. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair [[/folder]] [[folder:Tyranno Kenzan (Tyranno Hassleberry)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TyrannoHassleberry00_6953.jpg]] -> '''Ra Yellow.''' Enters Duel Academia in Season 2 and decides to become Sho's rival for the role of Judai's "little brother." Voiced by: HiroshiShimozaki (Japanese) and David Wills (English) Tyranno Kenzan (U.S. name: Tyranno Hassleberry), introduced in Season 2, a dinosaur-obsessed student with actual "dino DNA" flowing through his veins from an accident (and for some reason fancies himself a wannabe Army drill instructor in the dub). Originally fought with Sho over Juudai's attention (and affection), but quickly found a new rivalry with fellow fossil enthusiast Jim "Crocodile" Cook in Season 3. ----- * AmbiguouslyBrown * ArtisticLicenseBiology: DINOSAUR DNA * ArtisticLicenseMedicine: While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]] * TheBerserker: He blames it on dinosaur [=DNA=]. * TheBigGuy: He's big, he's aggressive and he has dinosaur DNA! * ClassRepresentative: Becomes this by the 4th season to demonstrate how independent he has become considering he won't be graduating with most of his friends. He mostly organizes activities for the graduating students. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs * FireForgedFriends: With Sho. * InformedAbility: Said to be on the top of his class dueling-wise. He's won a single on-screen duel, however. * KaleidoscopeEyes * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. He provides the negative emotion of Hatred. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Hatred]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of hatred becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Hassleberry expresses his hatred against Jaden before he is sacrificed for Jaden's recklessness. * TheRival: With Sho in a HoYay LoveTriangle over Judai. * SleevesAreForWimps * SouthernFriedPrivate: He talked like one [[AccentAdaptation in the dub]], but instead of being TheIdiotFromOsaka in the original, he [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud punctuated sentences with the onomatopoeia for explosions.]] * VerbalTic: Ends sentences with "-saurus!" and "-don!" in the original. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jun Manjoume (Chazz Princeton)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chazz_7131.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue/Slifer Red.''' Judai's first rival. Originally a rich snob who looked down on everyone else, he went on a short journey to find himself in Season 1 and came back much more honorable, despite his attempts to hide it, and determined to succeed because of his merits and skill rather than his money. Voiced by: TaikiMatsuno (Japanese), Tony Solerno (English, Episode 1-89) and MarcThompson (English, Episode 90 onwards) TheRival and WorthyOpponent to Judai. Though initially a high-ranking member of Obelisk Blue, he experiences a losing streak and drops out, going on a journey to find himself and ending up at the North Academy duelling school. Though he rejoins Duel Academy, he is forced to start over at Slifer Red and decides to keep wearing his black North Academy uniform. He eventually makes it back up to Obelisk Blue. He also has the power to see and hear monster spirits. Unfortunately, his "spirit partners" are [[SmallAnnoyingCreature the Ojama Trio]], three rather disgusting and tactless monsters that frequently annoy him. He grows fond of them over time but will never admit it under any circumstance. He gets significantly better treatment in the manga: Instead of the Ojamas, his spirit ally is the Light and Darkness Dragon, whose power even scares the BigBad. ----- * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Despite his massive (and often hilarious) crush on Asuka, the poor guy was doomed from the get-go. * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Chazz Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * AntiHero * BadassLongcoat * BondCreatures: The Ojamas. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: For most of the second season he is brainwashed by [[BigBad Sartorius]] and becomes a member of the [[{{Cult}} society of light.]] ** ArrogantKungFuGuy: Being a member, he becomes openly obnoxious and arrogant, convinced the Society is unstoppable and that Society members are more important than everything. ** EvilCostumeSwitch: He wears a white obelisk blue uniform as a member of the society of light. ** LightIsNotGood ** RivalTurnedEvil ** TheDragon: To Saiou ** MassHypnosis: He does this to the blue dorm to turn most of duel academy's students into members of the society. * BreakTheHaughty * ButtMonkey: After his character development, Manjoume tends to have absolutely horrendous luck. * CainAndAbel: With his older brothers * CatchPhrase ** Japanese version: "Ichi, jū, hyaku, sen, Manjōme-sandā!" ** English version: "Let's Chazz it up!" * ComingOfAgeStory: In season 4 he decides to become a pro duelist after duel academy. * DarkIsNotEvil * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EmpathyPet: The Ojama Brothers * {{Expy}}: Of Seto Kaiba. * {{Foil}} To Judai; he's the arrogant and overly serious Obelisk Blue to contrast the friendly and laid back Silfer Red. * FreudianExcuse * GoodIsNotNice * GreatDetective: In his own mind, that is. * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. He fears he might not live up to being a pro duelist. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see duel monster spirits. * InsistentTerminology: In the Japanese version, he insists that people show him respect by addressing him with the -san [[JapaneseHonorifics honorific]]: "Manjoume-san da" ("It's ''Mr.'' Manjoume"). This leads to his in-universe nickname of "Manjoume Thunder" when he transfers to a new school and his new classmates mistake "san da" for the Japanese pronunciation of "thunder". * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Armed Dragons. * InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: His VWXYZ monsters in the anime. * JerkJock: Pre-CharacterDevelopment, he was shaping up to be Judai's [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]]. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Post-character development. * LonelyRichKid * LostInTranslation: His "Manjoume Thunder" nickname in the Japanese version- a nickname born from a Japanese wordplay pun- was replaced by "Let's Chazz it up!" and "The Chazz" in the dub. Unfortunately, this removes the explanation for why he starts using more lightning-based cards and symbolism after acquiring the nickname. * LoveMakesYouCrazy: His crush on Alexis. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[LoveMakesYouCrazy He lost a duel to Alexis holding all the spirit keys]] which released the Sacred Beasts. * NobleDemon * NoRespectGuy: Despite quite possibly being the second-best duelist at the academy, he sure doesn't get much respect. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette * ParentalAbandonment: True, this applies to 99% of the characters, but he's the only one with two older brothers who appear to be his guardians. * PluckyComicRelief: Alternates between being this and being badass. * PragmaticHero * PunnyName: His nickname Manjoume Thunder ("sanda" in Japanese) is partly a pun on his InsistentTerminology. * RedBaron: Manjoume Thunder! * TheRival * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: He eventually rejects his brothers' plans and tries to go pro without their connections. * SelfMadeMan: In the first season during his duels at North Academy, he learns to make the best out of what he has, finding random cards, and becomes a much better duelist for it. * SpellMyNameWithAThe: The dub has him called himself "The Chazz." * SpoiledBrat: In season 1 pre-CharacterDevelopment. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Chazz providing the negative emotion of anger. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Anger]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of anger becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Chazz expresses his anger against Jaden before he is sacrificed calling Jaden selfish. * ThirdPersonPerson: The aforementioned "Manjuome san-da" can be translated as "It's the Manjoume" under some circumstances. The dub retains this, where he calls himself "The Chazz." * WaxOnWaxOff: He goes through this organizing cards for Edo, which improves his dueling somehow... * WhatTheHellHero: In season 3, he angrily berates Jaden for going off on his own and claims he cares only for himself which is the cause of his friends being captured and sacrificed by the Dark Army. * WellDoneSonGuy: Towards his older brothers in Season 1. * TheWorfEffect: Suffers from this later on. [[/folder]] [[folder:Asuka Tenjoin (Alexis Rhodes)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alexis_1215.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Judai's designated female love interest (which, to her initial disappointment, comes to nothing) and the token shonen fanservice girl... which she hates. Kind, friendly, not-at-all proud or arrogant like most Obelisks, but has a predictably hard time in a series where she's surrounded by boys and HoYay. Voiced by: SanaeKobayashi (Japanese) and Priscilla Everett (English) Asuka Tenjoin (U.S. name: Alexis Rhodes), the [[CoolBigSis kind and pretty]] "Queen of Obelisk Blue" [[FauxActionGirl (sorta)]] and Juudai's closest thing to a heterosexual love interest (as well as [[PlatonicLifePartners the Grace to Ryou Marufuji's Will]]). Also, Manjoume and just about [[HelloNurse every other boy in school have HUGE crushes on her]]. Heck, it gets to the point where boys start routinely dueling others over her to try and earn her affections. She knows all the guys are into her, but she actually is only into the one guy who isn't into her, Judai. Presumably, because he's just too immature to know a drop dead beauty when he sees one, even though everyone else knows she is one. ----- * ActionGirl <--> FauxActionGirl: Zigzagged. She's considered one of the seven best duelists in Duel Academy, but she merely wins against filler opponents and has a victory in a plot-important duel only twice. However, she manages to push her opponents pretty close to defeat before having the tables turned on her and is able to hold her own against the guys (Judai, Fubuki, and Manjoume), as well as battle people that gave the rest of the cast some issues (Titan, for example). The major question is if she lives up to her hype, which YMMV. * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Does not reciprocate Manjoume's crush on her, and Judai does not reciprocate her crush on him, and generally seems to be oblivious to it. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]], Momoe/Mindy (brunette) and Junko/Jasmine (redhead). * BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Season 2, by Manjoume. ** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]: Being a member, she becomes openly obnoxious and arrogant, convinced the Society is unstoppable and that Society members are more important than everything. ** EvilIsDeathlyCold ** HypnotizeThePrincess: Saiou does this to her when she starts showing some resistance against her brainwashing, making her even more BrainwashedAndCrazy then prior. ** KillItWithIce: The deck she uses against Jaden. ** MindControlEyes ** WomanInWhite: Her uniform as a member. * TheChick * ComingOfAgeStory: She decides to become a teacher in America after graduating from duel academy. * DamselInDistress: A few times, such as getting kidnapped by Titan in the first season and being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into joining the Society of Light in the second. * DanceBattler: Her key deck motif. * DeadpanSnarker: When she's exasperated. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, she is killed when she is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DudeMagnet: The only guy in the show who DOESN'T have a huge crush on her is Jaden, but even then it's only because he's too immature to recognize her huge sex appeal. * FingerlessGloves a la Mai Kujaku/Valentine * GrowingUpSucks: In season 4. She fears she might fail as a teacher. * HelloNurse: Something she's not happy about at all. * HumbleHero: She's the top female duelist in Duel Academy and is very humble and isn't prideful like the majority of [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Obelisk Blue students.]] * IdolSinger: [[DefiedTrope NOT!]] * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * MaleGaze * MagicSkirt * MarriedToTheJob: Cites being in love with dueling as one of her reasons for rejecting Manjoume's advances. * MsFanservice * NamesTheSame: When partnered with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]]. * [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Women]] * OutOfFocus: In season 3 with the arrival of the Foreign exchange student champions, she receives less focus this season and is sacrificed for Brron's ritual mid season. * PlatonicLifePartners: With Ryo. * SchoolIdol: Becomes one in the 4th season to all the younger duel academy students. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Alexis providing the negative emotion of sadness. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Sadness]]: In the 3rd season her negative feeling of sadness becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Alexis expresses her sadness against Jaden before she is sacrificed claiming she feels upset knowing Jaden doesn't care for his friends, not having looked out for their safety in his search for Jesse. * TheSmurfettePrinciple * WellExcuseMePrincess: Subverted. She hates being mistaken for a diva, and is really nice. She just gets really annoyed by some of Manjoume's and Fubuki's more foolish antics. * WomenAreWiser: Is the most level-headed of Judai's friends. [[/folder]] !Other Students [[folder:Hayato Maeda (Chumley Huffington)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chum_6117.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' Judai's and Sho's roommate in Season 1 before graduating and leaving to work at Industrial Illusions. Voiced by: Takehiro Hasu (Japanese) and TedLewis (English) ----- * AnimalMotifs: Koalas. * BigEater: Intensified by the dub. * TheBigGuy: In season 1. * BondCreatures: His spirit partner is Des Koala. * HiddenDepths: Mediocre duelist, highly talented artist. In his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, he gets to use a card he himself designed. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He can see duel monster spirits. * PutOnABus: He leaves Duelist Academy to become an artist for Industrial Illusions. His slot in the cast is filled by Tyranno * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grilled cheese sandwiches, though only in the dub. * WellDoneSonGuy: His father runs a sake corporation (hot sauce in the dub) and Chumley wants to be a member of the dueling industry to make his father proud. He disagrees at first anyway, but the PowerOfFriendship changes his mind. [[/folder]] [[folder:Junko Makurada (Jasmine) and Momoe Hamaguchi (Mindy)]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Asuka's friends, who mostly function as comic relief and ThoseTwoGirls in the series. Unlike Asuka, they're not very good at dueling. In the second season, they are two of the few Obelisk Blue students who aren't recruited for the Society of Light. Junko voiced by: Tomomi Yachi (Japanese) and Suzanne Goldish (English) Momoe voiced by: Mariko Nagahama (Japanese) and Lisa Ortiz (English) ----- * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With Asuka/Alexis. * DamselInDistress: In the first season, Junko gets held hostage by SAL and has to be rescued by Judai, who wins the duel for her freedom. * HairDecorations: Momoe wears a yellow ponytail holder. * OnlyOneName: In the English dub, neither of them have surnames. * GirlPosse * [[StaticCharacter Static Characters]] * ThoseTwoGirls * WingdingEyes: Their eyes turn into hearts whenever an attractive guy walks by, as evidenced by their reactions to Ayanokouji, Fubuki, Yugi, and Edo. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daichi Misawa (Bastion Misawa)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bastion_3318.jpg]] ->'''Ra Yellow.''' The top student in Ra Yellow and smartest student at Duel Academia... at least before a disturbing romantic rendezvous in mid-Season 1; his shtick in Season 2 changed from being a genius to being forgotten by all the characters and ignored by the recruiting {{Cult}}. Voiced by: Yuuki Masuda (Japanese) and EricStuart (English) ------ * AwesomenessByAnalysis: At first... * BadassBookworm: Not that the HotBlooded cast acknowledges it. * BornInTheWrongCentury: Would have fit right in among the geniuses of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and received much more respect. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: He's not brainwashed per se, he was sick of getting the shaft, and he's still treated like [[ButtMonkey nothing]] * ButtMonkey: Season 2 * CelibateHero: * CrazyPrepared: Opponent tossed his deck into the lake? No problem -- he's locked and loaded with 6 more decks to spare! * DealWithTheDevil: Saiou promised Misawa that people would remember him and he would get the respect he deserved if he joined up. Pity it didn't actually work that way. * DemotedToExtra: Season 2 onward, and pointed out in the canon as his reason for joining the Society of Light. * DudeWheresMyRespect: Cited as the reason for his FaceHeelTurn and HeelFaceTurn in season 2. By season 3 he's given up and chooses to [[PutOnABus stay in the different dimension.]] * {{Expospeak}}: Seems to be the sole reason for him to reemerge from the bus on occasion. * FakeBrit: In the dub. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Jaden in season 3 during his HeroicBSOD post Supreme King. * GoMadFromTheRevelation: He had a FreakOut when he realized that he had a [[{{Lolicon}} crush]] on ''White Magician Pikeru''. * HardWorkHardlyWorks * [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Girl Tiny Guy]]: Misawa is taller and has a larger build than most of the main cast, and yet he's still dwarfed by [[StatuesqueStunner Taniya]], his eventual love interest. * LightIsNotGood * TheMagicPokerEquation: A pointed aversion, he's one of the few characters in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' universe who ''doesn't'' rely on it. He uses mathematical formulas and science to fine-tune his decks to perfection, thereby minimizing the variable of luck in his duels and making his decks very precise and strategic, and he considers what he knows about the opponent's deck before choosing one of his own ''six'' as the best choice to counter the opponent. Unfortunately most of his opponents ''do'' rely on this trope and have PlotArmor to boot. * NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: At least, he thought he didn't... * NoRespectGuy: Season 2 * NumberTwo: Originally, but starting with Season 2, he becomes more and more obscure. * PutOnABus: Multiple times * TheRival: To Judai in Season 1. * TheSmartGuy: He is one, but [[WrongGenreSavvy his type of dueling isn't really acknowledged in this series]] * TigerVersusDragon: The Tiger to Judai's Dragon. * TheWorfEffect: Beyond his one win against Manjoume, despite dueling impeccably, he never wins another duel... until he joins the Society of Light during Season 2...and those wins are only against unnamed characters. * WrongGenreSavvy: He's a brilliant strategist, unfortunately he lives in a time where HotBlooded instinct and miracular creation skills is the StatusQuo. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZaneTruesdale_275.jpg]] Ryo Marufuji (U.S. name: Zane Truesdale), Sho's AloofBigBrother, who goes by his nickname, the Kaiser (Only in the original). Originally the top student at Duel Academia who prided himself on dueling with [[HonorBeforeReason respect and honor]], after losing a duel to Edo Phoenix, he had a [[FreakOut serious breakdown]], from questioning his beliefs in having respect in his opponents and cards to only valuing [[BloodKnight winning at all costs]]. It escalates to the point he [[KickTheDog defeats his younger brother in a cruel manner]]. The 3rd season displays him in a [[VictoryIsBoring different contrast]] [[WorthyOpponent searching for the perfect duel.]] When his desire is settled, he watches his younger brother duel with his old cards and becomes inspired to surpass him and himself once again. Voiced by: Takeshi Maeda (Japanese) and Scotty Ray (English) ----- ''Season 1:'' * TheAce: A variation. Described as "perfect" on multiple occasions, effortlessly defeats the main character in his first on-screen duel, and is the undefeated best duelist at the Academy. Only duels three times in the season (two of them against Judai) because they couldn't figure out how to make it dramatic anymore. Not quite charming, and ''definitely'' not hammy, but he fits the bill. Sets him up for a ''brutal'' {{Deconstruction}} in Season 2. * AloofBigBrother: To Syrus. * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The first to defeat Judai, who probably counts as a form of UnknownRival, and is barely disputed as superior (at least until the Graduation Duel). ** During the Phantom Demons arc, he easily destroys a villain without taking a single hit, before she forces him to make a HeroicSacrifice for Sho. Judai very nearly loses against the same villain in the next episode. * {{Badass}}: The top duelist in Duel Academy and one of the best in the show. He only duels Jaden and the Shadow Riders in the 1st season because no other duelist is worth his time really. ** BadassLongcoat * BigBrotherInstinct * {{Bishonen}} * BondCreatures: With Cyber End Dragon. Sheppard reveals in the 2nd season that Cyber End Dragon connected with Zane when he was a child years before being in duel academy. Later on however, Zane remarks that he [[ShootTheDog could hear it crying out in pain after destroying it later with Cyber Ogre 2.]] Zane and Cyber End Dragon seem fine in the 3rd season however, returning as the focus of Zane's deck again. * TheComicallySerious * DeadpanSnarker: Heavy on the deadpan, and more so in the dub. * {{Expy}}: Seto Kaiba, predominantly the AloofOlderBrother aspect. * GoodIsNotNice * HeroicSacrifice: For Sho in Turn 32. Deciding to throw the duel against Camula to save his younger brother. * HonorBeforeReason: Has absolute respect for his cards and opponent at all times. * LonelyAtTheTop: Shows signs of this, [[IneffectualLoner not that he seems to mind]]. * TheMagicPokerEquation: Topdecks all of the cards he needs to bring out his ace monster, Cyber End Dragon, within 3 turns, tops. * MarriedToTheJob: A borderline example; similarly to Asuka, he states that he is devoted to dueling and uninterested in relationships. This ''was'' said to a middle school {{Fangirl}}, so take that as you will. * MeaningfulName * NoSocialSkills * ObliviousToLove: Extremely obvious in Turn 20. * OnlyKnownByTheirNickname * PerpetualFrowner * PlatonicLifePartners: With Asuka. * PragmaticHero: Subverted. He wasn't going to sacrifice Syrus to win the duel against Camula. * TheQuietOne * RedBaron: Kaiser * RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Fubuki's red. * TheRival: For Judai in the beginning; for Sho in the end. * SadisticChoice: In episode 32, Camula gave him a choice between sacrificing Shou to win the duel, or standing down and losing his own soul and his Key. See HeroicSacrifice. * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: Has a few moments. Turn 20, in which Rei shows up with a massive crush, has a ''lot'' of [[http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/Wilderstorm/Funny%20Yu-Gi-Oh%20GX%20moments/RUNAWAY.jpg moments]]. *** And the end of the Graduation Duel, when he and Judai both stretch out on the floor, [[http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/Wilderstorm/Funny%20Yu-Gi-Oh%20GX%20moments/Epiclulz.png laughing their heads off]]. * [[TallDarkandHandsome Tall, Dark, Handsome]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky and Snarky]] * YouGottaHaveBlueHair ''Season 2:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kaiserthinking_2561.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero: Only cares about victory. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Sees all the Duelists at the GX Tournament as beneath him. * AxCrazy * BadassLongCoat * BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[HonorBeforeReason He previously remained respectful of himself, his opponents and his own cards.]] Now the complete opposite. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: By ElectricTorture in the underground duels. * BigBrotherBully: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] towards Syrus. * BloodKnight: You know...with [[SeriousBusiness card games.]] * BrokenAce: So, ''so'' broken. * BrokenPedestal: To several of his friends, who have to accept he's a changed person. * BreakTheHaughty: From being the top duelist from Duel Academy to the bottom of the Pro League after losing to Aster. * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Hell Kaiser's new black uniform. * CombatSadomasochist: Comes to enjoy the pain from the electric shock collar and dishing it out as well. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The Tail Deck of Cyber Dark monsters * DespairEventHorizon: Hits it hard in episode 65, he turns to underground dueling because of his losing streak in the pro's and is convinced everyone has abandoned him, triggering his FreakOut and FaceHeelTurn. * ElectricTorture: Although it originally drove his FreakOut, he eventually grows to like it. * EvilCostumeSwitch * EvilFeelsGood * FaceHeelTurn * FingerlessGloves: Wears a studded pair in the Pro League, pre-FreakOut. * FreakOut: Shroud/Saruyama pushes him over the edge by having him experience ElectricTorture, reminding him he's hit rock bottom in his dueling career, and that he's perfectly alone. With the only possible way to break out of it is to [[FaceHeelTurn change...]] * TheGift: Deconstructed more brutally than with any other character besides maybe Judai. * GoodIsBoring: In-universe example. Zane realizes, during his DespairEventHorizon, that [[HonorBeforeReason respecting others]] has gotten him nothing. * HeirToTheDojo: The Cyber-Style. * HellBentForLeather * [[KickTheDog Kick Your Old Master, Best Friend, and Younger Brother]]: His duels with Principal Samejima, Fubuki and Sho. Sho gets it the worst. * KickTheSonOfABitch: Firing Saruyama. * LimitedWardrobe: Still wears his school uniform after graduating (pre-FreakOut). * NextTierPowerUp: The Cyberdark monsters. * NominalHero * NotBrainwashed: Just broken and batshit insane. * APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: A former pupil of Sheppard's, before Duel Academy, who tries to save him. * RedBaron: Now Hell Kaiser. * {{Revenge}}: Averted when Aster/Edo confronts him. He only cares about winning and isn't bothered with past defeats. * ShootTheDog: He does this to his Cyber End Dragon. Samejima (having taken control of Cyber End) thought Ryo would reclaim his favourite monster, but he instead creates a new strategy involving its destruction in order to win. * ShowerOfAngst: During his losing streak. * SlasherSmile: Countless times post-FreakOut. * TookALevelInJerkass * TooKinkyToTorture: Initially hates the electrodes; afterwards starts using them regularly [[FetishFuelStationAttendant for this reason]], and also because he's just that screwed up. * UsedToBeASweetKid: Shown in Turn 83 * TheWorfEffect: The first season set him up as the best duelist in Duel Academy(Judai only managing to tie with him in their second match). Then Edo defeats him, and he suffers a string of defeats. * VictoryIsBoring: At the end of the Season when he grows tired of the tournament. * TheUnfettered: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], he claims respect is absolutely meaningless in the face of achieving victory against an opponent. * TheUsurper: For the Cyberdark cards. * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Shroud/Saruyama. ''Season 3:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZaneTruesdale46_8081.jpg]] ----- * AntiHero: Type V --> Type IV * AlmostDeadGuy * TheAtoner: Arguably * TheBerserker * BetterToDieThanBeKilled: His last move in his duel with Yubel consists of boosting his Cyber End Dragon's attack points to 16,000 but taking damage from his own Power Bond card. * BigDamnHeroes: Has a moment like this where he saves Sho and Ojama Yellow. Sets Sho up for a borderline HeroicSafeMode. * DeathEqualsRedemption: Having found out that he's dying, he spends most of the season looking for one last great duel. However, he also [[PetTheDog repeatedly saves his brother's life]], snaps Judai out of a HeroicBSOD with a HeroicSacrifice, and is generally loses most of the harsh, psychotic persona of season 2. * DeathIsDramatic: He kicks Judai's ass back into gear about five seconds before he dies. * DeathSeeker * {{Determinator}}: He sure won't die before giving his all in a duel. * DoomedMoralVictor * DyingMomentOfAwesome: He quadruples the attack points of his greatest monster, and despite his losing the duel, snaps Judai out of his HeroicBSOD, something that three other HeroicSacrifices had failed to do previously. * EveryoneHasStandards: While witnessing [[KillTheOnesYouLove Adrian's actions]] he comments that he would never cross that line to win a duel. * ForYourOwnGood: He shows up again this season because he wanted a duel against Jesse Anderson and gives him an all out attack with his Cyber Dragons to build enough duel energy to return Jesse and Duel Academy back to the real world. * GenreSavvy: He's the only character to take Johan possessed by Yubel as a threat when he shows up. No one really thought the evil costume, demonic eyes and spouting nonsense about merging the 12 dimensions was any concern. * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Jaden. [[PercussiveMaintenance He first duels him to beat some sense into him]] and when that fails, Jaden regains his drive witnessing Ryo's duel with Yubel. * GoalInLife: To have a perfect duel against a WorthyOpponent. * GoodIsNotNice * HeroicSacrifice: against Yubel. * JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In season 3 when he and Edo interrogate two goblin henchmen for information about the Supreme King, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness before killing them.]] * KilledOffForReal: He is one of the duelist that doesn't return to duel academy at the end of the season. * MilesToGoBeforeISleep: Wishes to have one perfect duel before he meets his end. * [[OneLastSmoke One Last Duel]]: Deconstructed. Ryo is dying of heart trouble from his time spent in underground duels with electro shockers. He spends the season trying to find one last WorthyOpponent before he dies, much to the dismay of his friends who tried to get him to stop in a certainly more dangerous dueling environment up until his death. * PetTheDog: To Syrus this season when he provides direction for him when Syrus feels uncertain of his friendship with Jaden. * PostMortemConversion: The group is very saddened by his loss without caring for the KickTheDog moments the previous season. * SecretlyDying: Until it becomes impossible to hide, he tells no one of his heart condition and brushes off any kind of concern from those who do notice the pain he's in. * SpiritedCompetitor: He spends almost the entire season looking for someone strong enough to give him one last amazing duel. * StormingTheCastle: Twice in Season 3, during the different dimension arc to attack the Supreme King's army. * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil, UpToEleven * ToughLove: To Jaden and Syrus in this season, where he's willing to help but not provide any emotional support. Even to Aster when he tells him to finish what he started during the duel with Adrian. * TragicHero: One of the series' best duelists meets his end doing exactly what he lived for taking some things too far. ''Season 4:'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ryomarufuji163_2417.gif]] ----- * BackFromTheDead * ContractualImmortality: Though it's unclear whether or not this is something he wants. * DoingInTheScientist: His heart problems weren't due to dueling with [[ElectricTorture electro-shock collars]] but the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique dangerous forbidden deck]] he used. * EarnYourHappyEnding: Started out the series known as the [[TheGift perfect duelist]] and after much struggle is not only able to live up to his own expectations in his duel with Yubel, but live to try to surpass them once again without his Hell Kaiser persona. * HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Comes to his senses and gives up the Hell Kaiser persona thanks to Sho. * HeroicRROD: During a duel with a rival duelist. * ICanStillFight: He accepts a duel from a rival cyber style duelist because of his deck's desire to continue dueling even though he isn't capable and tries his best to do so. * [[IllGirl Ill Boy]] * PassingTheTorch: Sort of. He gives his deck to Sho, feeling he can use it's potential and decides to start over himself. * SiblingRivalry: Invoked when he witnesses Sho use his deck and surpass himself. Ryo becomes determined to start over and chase after his younger brother. * UnexplainedRecovery: In contrast to the [[DeathIsCheap explained revivals]] of the other characters, he just randomly shows up. In his case, he has ''heart failure'' before fading away, whereas the others simply fade away, but were really trapped in another dimension. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fubuki Tenjoin (Atticus Rhodes)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fubuki_926.jpg]] ->'''Obelisk Blue.''' Asuka's older brother and Kaiser's best friend, missing for the first half of Season 1 and brought back a dangerous mystery that would not be solved until Season 4. Voiced by: KojiYusa (Japanese) and JasonAnthonyGriffith (English) ------ * BackForTheDead: He suddenly emerges from the bus for a few episodes seemingly for the sole purpose of having another character to kill off to send Judai over the DespairEventHorizon. * BigBrotherMentor: For Manjoume * {{Bishonen}} * ChekhovMIA: Spoken of by Asuka long before he makes an apperance. * ChickMagnet * {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Trying to force his younger sister (who had no singing talent or desire to sing) to become an IdolSinger is one of his many ideas. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is sacrificed for Brron's ritual, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * EnemyWithin: Darkness * EvilIsNotAToy * HeroicSacrifice: Subverted very hard in Season 4. * InformedAbility: He's considered to be one of the best duelists at Duel Academy. Despite this, he never wins a single duel on-screen. Though to be fair, two of his opponents were [[BoringInvincibleHero Judai]] and [[BloodKnight Hell]] [[BrokenAce Kaiser Ryo]], and it's implied that he wasn't playing seriously in his duel against Asuka. Lives up to the hype in the manga though. * MaskOfPower: Darkness * TheMatchmaker: For Asuka, despite her protests. * MyGreatestFailure: Watching his best friend being taken away by Darkness, whom he believed was killed at the time. * PutOnABus: Multiple times, with one return offering no explanation as to where he even was. * RedEyesTakeWarning: Darkness is associated with Red Eyes Darkness Dragon. * RedOniBlueOni: The red to Ryo's blue. * ShipperOnDeck: Supports Manjoume's attempts to win over Asuka. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Which tend to fail spectacularly.]] * SympathyForTheDevil: In his duel with Yusuke. He didn't care about what Yusuke was doing, he was just glad he was alive, calling him his friend and apologized that he didn't save him the first time. * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Becomes a sacrifice in the 3rd season to Brron's ritual to complete the Super Polymerization card that required several negative emotions to create. Atticus providing the negative emotion of anguish. * [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Anguish]]: In the 3rd season his negative feeling of anguish becomes a key sacrifice to Brron's ritual for the creation of the Super Polymerization card. Atticus expresses his anguish to Jaden before he is sacrificed stating his feelings of helplessness being sacrificed. * TotallyRadical: In the dub, even when under the influence of Darkness. [[/folder]] [[folder:Edo Phoenix (Aster Phoenix)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EdoPhoenix_2225.jpg]] Jaden's new rival in Season 2. By day, he's a SmugSuper top duelist in the Pro League and [[UnwittingPawn the unfortunate dupe of his manager and best friend Sartorius in recruiting members]] for the Society of Light {{cult}}; by night, [[VigilanteMan he prowls dark alleys dressed up as Duel Monsters, defeating criminals in an attempt to find the man who killed his father.]] Voiced by: AkiraIshida (Japanese) and Pete Zarustica (English) ----- * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Becomes the first person in the series to defeat Ryou, and give Judai one of his few losses (though Judai later returns the favor). * AncestralWeapon: Aster inherited the Destiny Hero cards after his father was killed which he uses to bring justice to criminals. * AntiHero: His methods for dealing with criminals and searching for the man who killed his father. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Of the Pro League and much worse to the Duel Academy students. * AtopAMountainOfCorpses: During the Genex Tournament, there are a pile of passed out duelists with cards all over the ground as a result of Aster's search for the missing D card. * {{Badass}}: He's an undefeated pro duelist and later he defeats The D, the world's reigning pro duelist champion of the past 10 years. * BadassInANiceSuit * BecauseDestinySaysSo: He held great faith in Sartorius's predictions of the future and followed them to learn his place in the world. [[CharacterDevelopment As the 2nd season continued]], [[ScrewDestiny he defied them and challenged destiny to save his friend from evil.]] * BestServedCold: Against The D for murdering his father. * BrokenAce: An extremely popular and talented individual not only in duel monsters but in a variety of professions. Yet he's overly driven by the death of his father as well as his best friend's change. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's a pro-athlete, and excels at skiing, skydiving, skysurfing, and surfing. [[StormingTheCastle Something can also be said for when jumped out from a moving helicopter to break into a window of the white dorm to challenge Sartorius.]] * ChildhoodFriends: With Sartorius. * CreatureOfHabit: Played for laughs in season 4 when it's shown he keeps hundreds of the [[LimitedWardrobe same suits]], duel disks and tea drinks for consistent use. Justified because he is a famous pro duelist with a tight schedule to maintain. * ChronicHeroSyndrome: Strangely in the 3rd season where he joins the efforts to return duel academy back to the real world, confront the Supreme King's army, search for Jaden and return him to normal then look out for him during his recovery, and finally [[TheDulcineaEffect risking his life in a duel to save Echo from Adrian.]] * CynicismCatalyst: His father's death. * TheCynic * DarkAndTroubledPast: His father was murdered (kidnapped in the dub) by a mysterious killer when he was a boy. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when is defeated by Adrian, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DistressedDude: After he is defeated by Light of Destruction, he is left weakened and held hostage by the Light. Jaden saves him by giving up his [[MacGuffin satellite key.]] * DoNotGoGentle: Does this against Exodia by having Plasma fire back as he is consumed by the blast. * TheDulcineaEffect: For Amon's girlfriend Ekou in Season 3. This even confuses ''him'', not just the viewers. * EtTuBrute: He finds out Sartorius was using him and also his legal guardian The D killed his father. * {{Expy}}: [[RuleOfThree Seto Kaiba]] * FetchQuest: In season 2, he was on a search to find the missing D card which would be in the hands of his biological father's murderer. * FireForgedFriends: With Judai, though the latter would have you believe they were friends earlier than that. ** Also with Ryo in Season 3. * GrumpyBear * HeroicSacrifice: In season 3 when he loses to Amon using Exodia and he shields his friends from the blast. He also tried saving Ecko before that, see TheDulcineaEffect. * HeroicVow: To save [[ChildhoodFriends Sartorius]] from evil, see ThePromise. * HiddenDepths: Surprisingly in season 4. As a pro duelist that values his image for his career, he does actually care for his fans and does take the time to meet them at events. [[SavingTheOrphanage He also supports an orphanage, which he gets blackmailed into losing a duel just so it doesn't fall under any harm.]] ** MagneticHero: Is also spoken of as one by Emeralda, his assistant, who claims that Edo has worked hard his whole life to be the pro duelist he is and it's only natural that he has a strong following. * [[IOweYouMyLife I Owe You My Friend's Life]]: Why Aster helps out in Season 3 to repay for saving Sartorius. * ISeeThemToo: While he doesn't quite have the same spiritual connection to his monsters like Jaden, he was able to see the monarchs creating a barrier around Domino City in season 2. * JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In season 3 when he and Ryo interrogate two goblin henchmen for information about the Supreme King, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness before killing them.]] * {{Jerkass}}: He wouldn't be a Kaiba expy if he weren't, though he's arguably worse than Kaiba in some ways. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In season 3, he lightens up towards Jaden and his friends and becomes very concerned over literally everyone's safety later on. * MementoMacGuffin: The Destiny Hero cards his father designed are the only things left to serve as a reminder of him. * MentorArchetype: To Manjoume/Chazz in season 4, to show him how to be a pro duelist. * MissedTheCall: Nope, you're not TheHero, nor TheChosenOne...nor TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou! * MookHorrorShow: Does this in Season 3 when two of the Supreme King's henchmen come to his and Ryo's hideout looking for duelists. Edo leads one of the goblins to Ryo's chamber then duel's the other for information. After he's finished interrogating, he has Plasma brutally invoke this trope full stop as the goblin screams in terror. * MrExposition: In season 3 when he introduces Johan and the Crystal Beasts. * OedipusComplex: With his adopted father, DD. * OrphansPlotTrinket: The Destiny Hero cards * ThePromise: He had his fortune told as a young boy that he would one day save [[ChildhoodFriends Sartorius]], and promised him he would. Unfortunately... see MissedTheCall above. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In his second duel with Jaden over using hero monsters without a heroic purpose. * {{Revenge}}: Against his father's murderer in season 2. Who turns out to be his legal guardian, The D. * TheRival: With Jaden, to confirm which of them is TheChosenOne to ScrewDestiny and defeat the Light of Destruction. * TotallyRadical: His speech in the dub tends to follow this pattern. * ScrewDestiny: Subverted. He was originally thought to have the [[ImmuneToFate power to do this like Jaden]], but is proven wrong for him in the end of season 2. * ShadowArchetype: Quite deliberately a contrast for Judai; uses a similar deck(Hero themed) and had similar childhood passions for his hero monsters, but Edo takes dueling far more seriously, seeing it as way of dealing justice. * ShootTheDog: When Aster is about to destroy "Plasma", The D reveals that the soul of Aster's father is trapped within the card. Aster's father speaks to him, revealing the truth behind the [[DemonicPossession Light of Destruction and Sartorius]]. He urges Aster to attack and destroy "Plasma". Aster attacks and his father says good-bye leaving behind his [[SoProudOfYou sentiments]] before the destruction of "Plasma", which leaves Aster overwhelmed with sadness. * SmugSuper * SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Edo, or Ed? Most people go with Edo, although some would argue that Edo is a botched translation and it really means Ed anyway. ** Then again, some people bring up the StealthPun in his name; ''Phoenixes'' were very popular in artistic depictions of the ''Edo'' period. * StormingTheCastle: He does this a lot. Breaking into the white dorm to challenge Sartorius, invading the prisoner camp in the different dimension, and the Supreme King’s castle. * TallDarkAndSnarky * [[TopTenList Top Five List]] : In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Aster as the 4th best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * TrueCompanions: When Sartorius feels guilty that he befriended him in an attempt to save himself from demise, Aster doesn't hold it at all against him. He tells Sartorius that he has done so much for him as a friend and for his dueling career, and responds he really does want to save Sartorius from the Light of Destruction. * {{Tsundere}}: Male version and [[HoYay probably]] non-romantic; type B example towards Saiou and type A towards Ryo in season 3. * UsedToBeASweetKid: As shown in flashbacks with his father. * VigilanteMan: In season 2 he was in search of his father's murderer who held the Ultimate D card. * WellDoneSonGuy: His father was his hero and by dealing justice to his killer, he can be his father's hero. Also, because his father was taken from him while he was still young, he has a dependency on father figures, such as Sartorius, or his legal guardian, The D. This proves to be a weakness because they both have exploited him. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WrongGenreSavvy: Apparently thinks he's Franchise/{{Batman}}. * UnwittingPawn: To Sartorius in early season 2 when he has Aster unknowingly recruit more members for his society by defeating them in duels. * YouKilledMyFather [[/folder]] [[folder:Rei Saotome (Blair Flannigan)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BlairFlannigan_4549.jpg]] ->'''Osiris Red.''' Initially a one-shot character with a crush on Kaiser, she returns at the end of season two and earns her way into the academy by becoming runner-up in the Genex Tournament, despite still being too young to enter the academy the normal way. Develops a major crush on Judai, to which he is predictably oblivious. Voiced by: EriSendai (Japanese) and LisaOrtiz (English) ----- * ActionGirl * AscendedExtra * {{Bokukko}} * BrooklynRage: In the dub. * DamselInDistress: By mid-Season 3. * DubInducedPlotHole: Her age. * {{Expy}}: Rebecca Hawkins, who actually had a near-identical DubInducedPlotHole of her own. * FanGirl: First for Kaiser, then for Judai. * IllGirl: Briefly in Season 3. * NamesTheSame: When partnered with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]]. * SheIsAllGrownUp * StaticCharacter: After joining duel academy that is. * SweetPollyOliver: In her introduction. * ZettaiRyouiki [[/folder]] [[folder:Martin Kanou (Marcel Bonaparte)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Martin_8100.jpg]] ->'''Ra Yellow.''' A friend of Rei's, who becomes the vessel for the Yubel after Cobra's fall. The son of Vice-Principal Napoeleon, he has major self-worth issues. Voiced by: Asako Yoshida (Japanese) and Sebastian Arcelus (English) ----- * BadassCape * DealWithTheDevil * DemonicPossession: By Yubel. * EnfantTerrible: While possessed by Yubel. * FreudianExcuse * ParentalAbandonment * PutOnABus: In season 4. [[/folder]] [[folder:Austin O'Brien (Axel Brodie)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/axel_6577.jpg]] -> The champion of Duel Academy's west branch, who trains for duels via life-threatening high wire stunts, which he claims aide his [[TheMagicPokerEquation drawing skills]]. Initially a pawn of Cobra, he eventually becomes a valued friend to Judai. Voiced by: Naru Kawamoto (Japanese) and MarcThompson (English) ----- * AbnormalAmmo: Cards. * AdventureDuo: With Jim in the dimension arc. * AnxietyDreams: For a short time during the period he was terrified of the Supreme King. * {{Badass}}: Put it this way -- you can count on one hand the number of times Judai loses. When he duels Judai as the Supreme King, O'Brien forces a double [=KO=], and in an earlier duel with Judai where he lost, he could have won had he gone with the second of two strategies he was considering. * BlackBestFriend: Well, sorta to Jaden and Jim. (Technically, he's Egyptian.) * DeathDealer * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he draws in a duel with the Supreme King, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DoAnythingSoldier * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of West Academy. * HeroicBSOD: After Jim's defeat, he becomes so afraid of the Supreme King and runs for his life and decides to quit being a duelist. Syrus snaps him out of it. * HeroicSacrifice: Against The Supreme King to save Judai. * IWorkAlone: Preferably. * IgnorantMinion: To Cobra. * {{Jerkass}}: At first with Jaden and his friends. ** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Starts to loosen up with everyone when he helps the cast and they see he isn't a bad guy. * KillItWithFire: His whole Deck is based on this concept combined with gunplay. * TheGunslinger: Yes, with trading cards. That explode upon impact. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel against the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Supreme King to save Jaden.]] He succeeds. * ImprobableAimingSkills * TheLancer: To Jaden in the 4th season with the investigation of Darkness. * LonerTurnedFriend: Initially a pawn working for Cobra then joins Jaden's group and becomes a very loyal friend to him and Jim. * MightMakesRight: Before coming to duel academy he lived his life under the impression that power defined a person, and before the [[EvilOverlord Supreme King]], someone who embodies MightMakesRight, he was utterly outclassed. His events in the different dimension [[CharacterDevelopment helped him learn otherwise]] and [[YouAreNotAlone draw strength from people close to him.]] * MilitaryBrat * MilitarySuperhero * NotAfraidOfYouAnymore * ThePawn: To Cobra until he learns there was something bad going on with the bio bands. * PutOnABus: Returns to West Academy at the start of season 4. ** TheBusCameBack: Comes back shortly after to help investigate Darkness. * SadisticChoice: When he was a child his parents were in a car accident where he was burdened with having to save only one of them. He saved his father who in turn saved his mother, regardless he felt that he effectively chose his mother's death. * SleevesAreForWimps * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: When he starts becoming afraid of the Supreme King. * StormingTheCastle: The Supreme King’s castle. * TakingYouWithMe: As he is seemingly defeated he manages to end the duel in a draw with the Supreme King, leaving behind Jaden with his friends. * TiredOfRunning: Against the Supreme King. * TokenMinority * TroubledBackstoryFlashback: See SadisticChoice. * VoodooShark: Fire-attribute cards apparently explode. This makes perfect sense to everyone and is never contested. * YouAreNotAlone: Part of his character development when confronting the Supreme King, he learns to draw strength from the people who need him rather than having strength on his own. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jim "Crocodile" Cook]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jim_GX_8784.jpg]] ->The champion of Duel Academy's south branch, who carries a crocodile on his back in a special backpack. Becomes friends with Judai and company after dueling Kenzan, and provides a nice amount of PluckyComicRelief even in the darkest parts of the series. Voiced by: Naoya Iwahashi (Japanese) and Tom Wayland (English) ------ * [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Crocodile]]: Shirly(dub name)/Karen(original) * AdventureDuo: With Axel/O'brien in the dimension arc. * AdventurerOutfit: He's an Archaeologist after all. * AFriendInNeed: The primary reason for involving himself with the cast. * AwesomeAussie * {{Badass}}: Stood up to the [[EvilOverlord Supreme]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide King]] without a second thought [[AFriendInNeed to save Jaden]]. * TheBigGuy: He's the tallest of Jaden's group and extremely loyal. He even beat Hassleberry in a duel, TheBigGuy in the previous season. * ChekhovsGun: His covered eye -- really the Eye of Orichalcum, used to bring Judai out of his HeroicBSOD. * CrazyPrepared: Came to Duel Academy with an EMP detector for no adequately explored reason. * {{Determinator}}: In his duel with the Supreme King to save Jaden, he gets knocked unconscious twice and gets back up each time to save his friend. * DisneyDeath: In Season 3, he is killed when he is defeated by the Supreme King, but is revealed to being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld held in another dimension]] by Yubel and is returned to Duel Academy at the end of the season. * DrivesLikeCrazy: In a fossilized truck * EmpathyPet: A crocodile named Karen. * EyepatchOfPower: Well, bandages of power at least. * FedoraOfAsskicking * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of South Academy. * FriendshipMoment: Jim gets flashbacks in his duel with the Supreme King of Jaden 1) Bonding with Karen and 2) Relating with Jim's love of fossils. * FossilRevival: The concept of his deck. * GratuitousEnglish: HilarityEnsues. * HeroicResolve: See {{Determinator}} * HeroicSacrifice: Against The Supreme King in a failed attempt to save Judai. O'Brien's own sacrifice finishes the job. * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: His duel against the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Supreme King to save Jaden.]] He fails. * ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Just as he's killed by the Supreme King, he leaves behind the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] and asks Axel to save Jaden. * LandDownUnder * MagicalEye: The Eye of Orichalcum. When activated by Jim, the Eye gives him the power to peer into a person's mind or soul and discern what is happening within. The Eye also allowed Jim to talk to Axel, who was holding the artifact, even after he was defeated, suggesting that perhaps the Eye bonds to its bearer's spirit. * MeaningfulName * NiceGuy: Put it this way... Jim is just a regular guy at duel academy that loves dueling and discovering fossils, and when the cast gets into trouble he's there every time to lend a hand to stop Cobra, help duel academy in the different dimension, search for Johan, and when the Supreme King has Jaden trapped within, Jim goes to extreme lengths to save him. * NiceHat: A fedora. * TheNickNamer: Gives Kenzan the nickname "Dino Boy" and calls Asuka "Tomorrow Girl" (Her last name, Tenjoin, means "Tommorrow's fragrance"). * ThePowerOfFriendship: How he hopes to save Judai from himself. * TheProphecy: After an accident where he lost his eye as a child, a mysterious old man told him that the [[MagicalEye Eye of Orichalcum]] would help Jim whenever he wanted to save a friend. O'brien asks him if some prophecy is the reason he's willing to risk his life, [[AFriendInNeed Jim denies that and states he simply wishes to save his friend, Jaden.]] * PutOnABus: Returns to South Academy at the start of season 4. * YouAreNotAlone: Jim appears next to Axel helping him make his last draw against the Supreme King. [[/folder]] [[folder:Yusuke Fujiwara]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yusuke_fujiwara_1224.jpg]] ->Fubuki's former best friend, initially thought to be dead. The second host of Darkness. Voiced by: Makoto Naruse ----- * AntiVillain: He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end. * BetterLivingThroughEvil: Preferred the World of Darkness than living in the real world with the turmoil of his parent's death. * BigBadFriend[=/=]EvilFormerFriend: To Fubuki. * {{Bishonen}} * BondCreatures: His former spirit partner Honest. * BreakThemByTalking: Continuously outlines the flaws of his opponent's motivations in his duels. * BrokenBird * TheCynic: As a result of his parent's deaths he feels suffering will overtake everyone eventually and tries to convince his opponents do believe so as well. * TheDarkArts: He was experimenting with this which is how he discovered Darkness. * DarkMessiah: The messenger of Darkness meant to drag those remaining to the World of Darkness. * DemonicPossession: By Darkness. * DespairGambit: He successfully pulls this on Fubuki. * EvilIsNotAToy * HopeCrusher * LoveHurts: His parent's deaths was a large source of turmoil throughout his whole life. * ManipulativeBastard: He attempted to turn Johan against Judai by exploiting his desire to be the better duelist. * MaskOfPower * ParentalAbandonment * ParentalIssues * PsychoPsychologist: Convincing others to give in to Darkness rather than continue with their struggles. * RememberTheNewGuy: His image was used by Honest to blend in Duel Academy while manipulating everyone's memory to believe he was always a student the past 3 seasons. * {{Telepathy}}: Can look into a person's mind and find their inner darkness. * TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Turned to Darkness in an attempt to forget his parents. * WarriorTherapist * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds * [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]] [[/folder]] !Teachers [[folder:Professor Chronos de Medici (Dr. Vellian Crowler)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chronos_4224.jpg]] ->The head professor at Duel Academy, and initial (albeit non-lethal) antagonist. Looks down upon Osiris Red students, particulary Judai, whom he calls "drop-out boy". Voice actor: Hiroshi Shimizu (Japanese) and SeanSchemmel (English) ----- * AintTooProudToBeg: Begs desperately to Edo to get him to show Manjoume how to be a pro duelist in season 4. * AmbiguouslyGay * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Crowler Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * AntiHero * BadassTeacher: He has his moments. * [[ClockworkCreature Clockwork Creatures]]: His Ancient Gear Deck. * CoolTeacher: By season 4. He helps Asuka and Manjoume find their paths for after they graduate, he even begged Edo to show Manjoume how to be a pro duelist. * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite being used mostly as PluckyComicRelief after Judai defeats him in the pilot, he has his moments. He tends to [[PapaWolf vigorously defend his students when they're in peril]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold even at great danger to his own life.]] And when it's time for him to duel, he ''always'' has a way to get his beloved Ancient Gear Golem on the field no matter what his opponents throw at him, at which point it's time to clean house. * DudeLooksLikeALady: though definitely not in a Bishonen way... * AsLongAsItSoundsForeign * HiddenDepths * {{Jerkass}} --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold * NobleDemon * SadistTeacher: In the first half of season 1. * SissyVillain: Well, if you consider him a villain, that is. * TokenAdult / InnocentBystander: In season 3 during the dimension arc. * TookALevelInKindness: In season 2 when he defends the red dorm. * VerbalTic: Na no ne. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daitokuji Sensei (Professor Lyman Banner)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professorbanner_1372.jpg]] ->The head of the Osiris Red dorm and Alchemy professor and a mentor for Judai, until he's revealed to be TheMole - and then later, the ReverseMole. Voiced by: KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese) and WayneGrayson (English) ----- * AbsentMindedProfessor * AlchemyIsMagic: Well, he never says so, but the way he uses it, it sure seems like it. * TheAtoner * {{Badass}}: When he duels. ** BadassBookworm ** BadassTeacher ** BadassLongRobe ** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass * BewareTheNiceOnes * BloodFromTheMouth: Happens in a flashback explaining how he is Amnael. * TheChewToy: After becoming a SpiritAdvisor, he's often swallowed by his cat Pharaoh. * CoolTeacher: In the first opening, "Kaisei Josho Hallelujah", you can see him on a motorcycle. And in episode 13, he sicced his cat Pharaoh on some evil scientists. * DoubleAgent * TheDragon[=/=]TheStarscream: As Amnael. He is the strongest ''Seven Stars Assassin''/''Shadow Rider''. * EasilyForgiven * EyesAlwaysShut: He opens them when he is Amnael. * IAmNotLeftHanded: His Alchemy Deck is pretty strong. He defeats Jun, Asuka and nearly Judai. * KindheartedCatLover: Think about it. He has a cat, he says "nya" at the end of his sentences? That's proof enough. * MaskPower: As Amnael. * MentorOccupationalHazard * ObfuscatingStupidity * PutOnABus: He suddenly disappears during the SSA arc. ** TheBusCameBack: He returns as Amnael, defeats Jun and Asuka, takes their keys and nearly defeats Judai. * RedEyesTakeWarning: Amnael * RightHandCat: His cat Pharaoh. * SpiritAdvisor: To Jaden a few times. * TreacherousAdvisor * VerbalTic: Japanese version only - while Daitokuji-sensei often says "nya", Japanese cat meow, at the end of his sentences, other languages eliminate it altogether, and give him a German accent because he teaches alchemy. * WhiteHairBlackHeart: As Amnael. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Vampires?]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Principal Samejima (Chancellor Sheppard)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Sameshima_3939.jpg]] ->Duel Academy's principal and former master of the "Cyber Style", which Ryo inherited. Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese) and David Wills (Engish) ----- * AdultsAreUseless... and depressed by his awareness of that. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Season 3 would have gone a lot different if he hadn't brought Professor Cobra to Duel Academy, making his scheme possible. To make matters worse he leaves just as all of the students are passing out due to the Dis Bands. * OldMaster * ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[/folder]] [[folder:Napoleon Kanou (Jean-Louis Bonaparte)]] ->Chronos' replacement during the former's reign as Duel Academy headmaster and Martin's dad. Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese) and MikePollock (English) ----- * [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Bonaparte Was a Zombie]]: Temporarily turned into a duel zombie in season 3 when duel academy was sent to the different dimension by Yubel. * TheDragon: To Chronos * EvilCounterpart: He's Chronos pre-character development. * FatBastard: Initially * HeelFaceTurn * {{Jerkass}} --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold * HiddenDepths: Season 3 has him actual care about the students, mostly brought on by the presence of his son Martin. * PapaWolf: But not as much as he'd like. He purposely isolates himself from Martin because showing favoritism towards a student is taboo for a teacher. (And it's the hardest thing he ever had to do, as he admits.) * PutOnABus: Left to spend time with his son Martin, so he was absent in season 4. * SadistTeacher * TheStarscream: He tried to undermine Chronos and get Osiris Red torn down and turned on him at first when a job opportunity was avalible with Pegasus. * TookALevelInKindness: In season 3. [[/folder]] !Major Villains [[folder:Kagemaru]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Kagemaru_147.jpg]] ->The BigBad of season one, who spends most of said season off-screen. Also the chairman of Duel Academy's board of directors. Voiced by: {{Mugihito}} (Japanese, old), NobutoshiCanna (Japanese, young), David Wills (English, old), and MarcThompson (English, young) ----- * AGodAmI * BigBad: Season 1. * TheChessmaster: Using Duel Academy and the Shadow Riders for his plans to obtain the Sacred Beasts. * DealWithTheDevil * FountainOfYouth: Sought to obtain the Sacred Beasts to restore his youth. * HeWhoMustNotBeSeen * HeelFaceTurn * HiddenAgendaVillain * KarmaHoudini: Absolutely nothing happens to him after he's defeated by Jaden. * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His actions in the 1st season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Takuma Saiou (Sartorius)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sartorius_1326.jpg]] The leader of the Society of Light {{cult}}, the main threat of Season 2; the vessel for the Light of Ruin. Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese) and MaddieBlaustein (English) ----- * AffablyEvil * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When he was a child he was shunned because of his power to see destiny. * AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp: Loses his powers at the end of season 2 and misses them dearly in season 4. * AmbitionIsEvil: Comes to believe this in season 4. Only with more and more power would he have been able to save his sister instead of dueling Judai. * BecauseDestinySaysSo * BigBad: Season 2. * BigBrotherInstinct: Willing to capture Judai for Darkness to save his sister, Mizuchi. * BigDamnHeroes: His rescue of Judai in Season 4. Subverted, Sartorius was merely drawing Judai away to duel him himself. * BlessedWithSuck: His power to see the future. * BreakThemByTalking: With YouCantFightFate. * TheChessmaster: Only natural considering he could see the future. * ChildhoodFriends: With Edo/Aster. Deconstructed when he admits he befriended him in hope that Aster would one day save him from his own demise. Aster isn't bothered because [[TrueCompanions Aster does see him as a friend.]] * CombatPragmatist: In season 4, he asks to check Jaden's deck for signs of Darkness, and instead slips a card into his deck to recreate a YouCantFightFate scenario in their duel. * CreepyMonotone * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' villain to actually have no desire to play a card game for the fate of the universe. Until he's forced to. * DemonicPossession: By the Light of Destruction which is responsible for all his villainous actions in Season 2. * {{Depower}}: He loses all his supernatural powers when he is defeated in season 2 by Jaden. Deconstructed later on. * DrivesLikeCrazy: In a van, then on a motorcycle. * EvilPlan: Using a KillSat to destroy the world, but only by obtaining the [[MacGuffin Satellite keys]] that the real Sartorius gave to Jaden and Aster. * {{Expy}}: Possibly for Dartz. * TheFatalist * FightingFromTheInside: Throughout the second season, Sartorius attempts this. The best he was able to do was give the 2 [[MacGuffin satellite keys]] to Jaden and Aster for safe keeping. * ForcedIntoEvil: In season 4, he has to defeat Judai to save his sister. * FortuneTeller * HannibalLecture * HeWhoFightsMonsters: In Season 4. Originally asked Judai to investigate and defeat Darkness, but ends up being a pawn for the latter instead. Something he was regretfully aware of. * HeelFaceTurn * HiddenAgendaVillain: Is present in all of season 2. With his motives and purpose of the Society of Light slowing being revealed to destroy humanity because he is possessed by the Light of Destruction. * TheHypnotoad: He brainwashed members into the Society's fold by defeating them in a duel or losing to one of his representatives, using [[BecauseDestinySaysSo his own mystical powers of fate-prediction]] and [[MoreThanMindControl his talent for pushing an opponent's buttons to make them lose faith in themselves.]] This was all possible because of the Light of Destruction's influence of controlling others. * HypnotizeThePrincess: To Asuka, making her even more BrainwashedAndCrazy than before. * IJustWantToBeNormal: Flip-flops on this one throughout the series. * InTheirOwnImage: He is poised to remake the world in the image most befitting to the extraterrestrial radiance within him. * [[ISeeDeadPeople I See Duel Monster Spirits]]: He was able to sense the Ojamas and sever their link to Chazz while he was a member to the Society of Light. * KillSat: Planned to use one to destroy the planet. In the dub, it simply further brainwashed everyone. * LightIsNotGood * ManipulativeBastard: Using individuals from the Society of Light to further his goals. Even without being [[DemonicPossession possessed]], he has manipulated Aster and Jaden on a few occasions to help himself. * MoreThanMindControl: Part of how Sartorius brainwashes members into joining the Society by making them lose faith in their own lives and convincing them that joining the Society is a much more preferable alternative. * OmnicidalManiac: [[DemonicPossession Possessed by the Light of Destruction]], he planned to use a KillSat to destroy humanity. * PowersViaPossession: Sartorius wields supernatural powers given to him by the Light of Destruction, including the ability to materialize Duel Monster effects and to embed his power into Duel Monster cards, as well as other people, putting them under his control. He can also ward off weak spirits, cast illusions, and temporarily render others immobile. In addition to these skills, Sartorius' "other self" can use light to blast objects and perform telekinesis on them. * {{Seers}} * SharingABody: With the Light of Destruction in season 2. * SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: In the original, the good side of him is convinced he is a puppet of destiny and his actions have just been for his interests, he apologizes to Edo that their friendship may just have been his attempt to save himself from his demise. Edo doesn't think so... * SplitPersonalityTakeover * StrawNihilist: He is the leader of the [[{{Cult}} Society of Light]] convincing people to join because life is meaningless, and later he tries to destroy the world with a KillSat. * TarotMotifs: His entire deck, to go along with his FortuneTeller persona. * {{Ubermensch}} * UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His actions in the 2nd season are a contribution to the 4th season's RisingConflict with [[BigBad Darkness]]. * VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's a highly respected Pro Duelist Manager of several top pros, most notably Aster Phoenix. * YouAreNotAlone: The good Sartorius appears right next to Aster as a ghost for support while he duels against the Light of Destruction possessing his body. * YouCantFightFate * YoungerThanTheyLook: He's around 17 or 18 years old, but he looks like a full-grown adult. [[/folder]] [[folder:Mizuchi (Sarina)]] ->Saiou's younger sister, who has ambiguous PsychicPowers of her own. Although initially appearing to be her brother's minion, her primary goal in Season 2 is to get Edo and Judai to save her brother from the evil possessing him. ----- * AntiVillain * BlessedWithSuck * EnigmaticMinion * {{Expy}}: For Ishizu, as she's also her series' second season's {{Herald}} with PsychicPowers who's trying to save her brother from his EnemyWithin. * {{Herald}} * MagicMirror: Uses them to channel her powers. * {{Miko}} * PutOnABus [[/folder]] [[folder:DD (The D)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-KyleJables_3678.jpg]] ->The first vessel for the Light of Ruin, which infected the card he stole from Edo Phoenix's father before he killed him. Voiced by: KazuhikoInoue (Japanese) and MarcThompson (English) -------- * AssholeVictim * BeneathSuspicion: The D took the role of Aster's legal guardian to avoid suspicion for his father's murder. * BlatantBurglar: Dressed this way the night he stole the Ultimate D card from Aster's father. * DefeatEqualsExplosion: He is killed in the explosion that resulted in the Light of Destruction being purified from the Ultimate D card. * DemonicPossession: By the Light of Destruction. * FightingFromTheInside * FourEyesZeroSoul * KilledOffForReal * RelativeButton: Taunts Aster about his father during their duel. * SharingABody * ShoutOut: In the dub, he states his real name is [[Music/TenaciousD Kyle Jables]] * TheSociopath * VigilanteExecution: His fate by Aster. * WorldsStrongestMan: He is the reigning champion of the Pro League for the past ten years. [[/folder]] [[folder:Light of Ruin (Light of Destruction)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-LightofRuin_6102.jpg]] ->A malevolent celestial entity that possessed Sartorius when he first came into contact with the "Ultimate-D card" and the main antagonist of the second season. Highly dangerous, The Light of Destruction wreaks unholy calamity on the world in the second season and its influence triggers the conflicts of the third season. ----- * BigBad: Of season 2. ** BiggerBad: The light's influence in the 2nd season was only a small part of it's entire essence. The BigBad of season 3 was corrupted by the light and lead to the revelation that Jaden holds the power of [[TheSacredDarkness gentle darkness]] to extinguish the light. * DemonicPossession: It first inhabited the Ultimate-D card, then DD, and finally Sartorius as it's main host. * EldritchAbomination * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin * InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: The light's purpose throughout human existence page has been to [[DemonicPossession inhabit humans]] to cause destruction. * LightIsNotGood * OmnicidalManiac * TheVirus [[/folder]] [[folder: Professor Cobra (Professor Viper)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-Professor_Thelonious_Viper_7256.jpg]] Yubel's initial pawn, who aides her in order to revive his adopted son. Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (Japanese) and SeanSchemmel (English) ----- * DealWithTheDevil: with Yubel. * TheDragon * EvilLaugh * EvilTeacher * KilledOffForReal * LoveMakesYouEvil: Used the Bio bands to drain energy from the students of Duel Academy to restore Yubel's strength, so Yubel could revive his dead son. * MeaningfulName: Uses a Deck of venomous snake monsters. * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Lampshaded by Syrus in the dub. * {{Necromantic}}: To revive his adopted son, Rick. * ObviouslyEvil * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He states to Jaden that he has no real motivation to duel other than for his own desire to be the best, in comparison to himself who duels for his son. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: He uses a deck of Venom monsters, which are snakes. Also, his name! * WouldHurtAChild: The entire student body of Duel Academy actually to restore Yubel with the bio bands. [[/folder]] [[folder: Amon Garam (Adrian Gecko)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smirk2_8961.png]] [[caption-width-right:344:I Am King]] ->The champion of Duel Academy's east branch. Initially a neutral character, he actively attempts to thwart Cobra's plans before aiding Yubel. Disappears for a considerable length of time and appears in the third alternate dimension harnessing the powers of Exodia in an attempt to rid himself of Yubel's influence. Voiced by: Nobuya Mine (Japanese) and Darrun Dunstan (English) ----- * AGodAmI: Wishes to become the King of the alternate dimensions. * AlwaysSecondBest: He was the primary heir to the Gecko Family/Garam Group until their first child was born. He contemplates killing his younger brother but chooses not to putting himself under him and worked diligently for his future. Then Adrian found himself in a different dimension where his brother wasn't a part of... * AmbitionIsEvil: His desire to become King. * AssholeVictim: Subverted. He feels terrible about his actions towards Echo before his defeat by Yubel and [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath Jaden and the group feel he didn't deserve what happened to him.]] * BadassBookworm * BigBrotherInstinct: Deconstructed. While he does prioritize his little brother over himself, it's a major source of inner conflict for him and his own desires. * BlatantLies: He tells Jaden and the group that he hasn't seen Jesse, even though he was associated with [[DemonicPossession Yubel who had been in control of Jesse's body.]] * TheChessmaster: He threw a party and had Duel Academy engage in several duels, so Cobra's bio bands wouldn't kill him while he was forced split into a duel by him. subpages: [[index]] * DeadpanSnarker [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMainCharacters Main characters]] * DealWithTheDevil: Makes a deal with Yubel in a bid for power, later tries to use Exodia's power to escape her grasp. [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOtherStudents Other students]] * DesignatedLoveInterest: His childhood friend, Echo. [[Characters/YuGiOhGXTeachers Teachers]] * TheDragon: He starts out working for Yubel after Viper is removed, promising him power in return for his loyalty. Once Amon reappears searching for Echo it's clear he isn't going to settle for working with Yubel or someone else's power. [[Characters/YuGiOhGXMajorVillains Major villains]] * EnigmaticMinion: Until he sacrifices Ecko and kills Aster. * EvilHand: Uses Yubel's arm before switching for Exodia. * EvilRedhead * EvilVsEvil: against Yubel. * FailOSuckyname: According to Chazz in the dub. * FamilyHonor: Deconstructed. He was extremely loyal to the family who saved him from poverty as a boy, but felt his own potential was hindered serving them. He was relieved to discover another dimension where he didn't have to serve them. * {{Foil}}: To the Supreme King. Lampshaded by Jaden. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Champion of East Academy. * FourEyesZeroSoul * FreudianExcuse: He lived his childhood orphaned in poverty which is why he is driven to create a world void of poverty and unfairness. * GenreSavvy[=/=]MetaGuy: Dub only. * GoodIsNotNice: Exaggerated. His principles are unambiguously good, [[NecessarilyEvil but he is willing to defeat anyone and make any personal sacrifice to achieve his goal.]] * HandBlast: When he confronts a weakened Yubel, he channels Exodia's power to do this before [[DuelsDecideEverything they settle to have a duel instead.]] * ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses what appears to be a card called "Short Circuit" as an explosive device. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: Deconstructed. [[KillTheOnesYouLove He has done evil things]], but he remains focused on his cause without being corrupted by any other forms of darkness. * KillTheOnesYouLove: Sacrifices Echo to obtain Exodia. * KilledOffForReal * KnightTemplar * MadeOfEvil: Subverted. He has no inner darkness within him to be exploited by [[EmotionEater Yubel]], but Echo did... * MeaningfulName: Derived from an Egyptian cloud diety, Amun. Amon uses a Deck of cloud cards in his first two duels. * NecessarilyEvil: Is perfectly willing to sacrifice anyone to become king of the alternate dimensions. * NotBrainwashed: He denies being corrupted by some evil influence and is acting freely in his decision to sacrifice Echo. * NotSoDifferent: To Jaden, when he angrily accuses Adrian of killing Aster, and Adrian points out it isn't any different than what the Supreme King did before. * PsychoticSmirk: Has a good one near the end of the duel with Aster. * ScaryShinyGlasses: During his bid for power. * SleevesAreForWimps * TargetedHumanSacrifice: Echo for the ritual to obtain Exodia. * TokenEvilTeammate / SixthRangerTraitor: He cooperates with Jaden and the group the first time duel academy is transported to a different dimension volunteering to help on missions even though he's aligned with Yubel at that point and looking out for his own interests. The second time they see him in a different dimension, he's purely villainous. * ThePhilosopher: Cogito ergo sum. * TheSmartGuy: Among the foreign champions. * TheStarscream: To Yubel. * TheUnfettered: If KillTheOnesYouLove wasn't already a big indication of this trope. * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His goal is to become the king of the dimension and build a world without suffering, hatred and poverty. * WellIntentionedExtremist [[/folder]] [[folder:Yubel]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yubel_GX_5682.jpg]] ->The main antagonist of season three, behind [[TheManBehindtheMan all the others]]. A possessive duel spirit from Judai's youth, she seeks him out due to a promise made by Judai's past life - with Judai himself has no knowledge of. Driven mad by the Light of Ruin. Voiced by: HiromiTsuru (Japanese, female voice), HisaoEgawa (Japanese, male voice), Cassandra Morris (English, ''GX''), and Eileen Stevens (''[[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie tenth anniversary movie]]'') ----- * AmbiguousGender * AntiVillain: Yubel is the guardian of the Supreme King's vessel, and just wants to keep him safe from anything. Unfortunately not from herself initially... * AxCrazy: As a result from coming into contact with the Light of Destruction when Yubel was sent into space. * BadBoss: To Cobra because YouHaveFailedMe. * BatmanGambit: Yubel obtains Jaden's Super Polymerization card by possessing Johan, knowing Jaden would use that card to save him which would be Yubel's opportunity to steal it. * BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: By the Light of Destruction. * BigBad: Season 3. * BondBreaker: Yubel basically breaks apart Jaden and his friends by manipulating his emotions. * BreakThemByTalking: To both Jaden and Adrian, continuously taunting them over their sacrificed loved ones in their concluding duels with Yubel. * TheChessmaster: Yubel orchestrated all the events in the 3rd season. * ClingyJealousGirl * CombatSadomasochist: Yubel takes pleasure from being attacked by Jaden in their duel. Also, part of her card effect being able to return damage to the opponent instead of receiving it. * CorruptTheCutie: Yubel's plan to awaken and successfully turn Jaden into the [[EvilOverlord Supreme]] [[TheSacredDarkness King]]. * CreepyGood: In season 4. Banner's spirit seems afraid of her but she's harmless by this point. * CreepyMonotone * DamselInDistress: In season 4, Darkness takes control of Yubel to defeat Judai, who vows to save Yubel and does so by fusing Yubel and Neos together with Super Polymerization. * DeadpanSnarker: Post HeelFaceTurn * DeclarationOfProtection: Deconstructed. In a past life, Yubel vowed to always protect Jaden from harm. In present time Yubel took that over the top hurting Jaden's friends and was sent away, and came back to hurt them more. After all of Yubel's horrible actions, Jaden recognises Yubel's sacrifices and forgives her once he learns the truth. * DemonicPossession: Over Martin and Johan. * DimensionalTraveler: Yubel transports Duel Academy to a different dimension in the 3rd season. * DisproportionateRetribution: During Jaden's childhood, she would hurt his friends whenever they beat him in a duel. * DualityMotif: Yubel has one orange eye and one green eye. In Season 4, after Judai merges with Yubel, his normally brown eyes change to these when using his newly acquired GreenLanternRing powers. * EmotionEater: After dueling Zane, Yubel required the darkness of another to restore her strength. She sought to take it from [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Adrian but he was void of any inner darkness]], instead Yubel drew darkness from Echo who's hatred was held within Exodia. * {{Expy}}: Of Yami Bakura and Yami Marik. Yubel has the same hairstyle as both, a third eye like Yami Marik, gets similar bulgy veins and a NightmareFace to the latter as well, and has just as much craziness as both before her HeelFaceTurn. * FaceHeelTurn: Gets corrupted by the Light of Ruin after being sent in space by Judai. ** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: ... And regains her sanity after fusing with Judai. * FightingYourFriend: In season 4, [[BigBad Darkness]] pulls Yubel out of Judai's deck to attack him. Judai is able to save Yubel by [[FusionDance fusing her with Elemental Hero Neos and summon Neos Wisemen.]] * ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Yubel was a card Jaden owned as a child that would hurt others who upset Jaden, so Jaden had her card sent into space and his memory wiped to stop his nightmares. ** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Yubel and Jaden are fused together at the end of season 3. * FusionDance: With Judai. ** Also in a duel in season 4, Judai fuses Yubel with Elemental Hero Neos and summons Neos Wisemen. * GoneHorriblyRight: Yubel was originally a friend of Jaden's in a past life who vowed to protect the spirit of the Supreme King from harm. Yubel did end up protecting Jaden from any harm and awoke the Supreme King's powers within him, but the ordeal was very troubling for him. * TheGhost: For most of season 4. * GreenEyedMonster: Towards Johan and the Neo Spacians. Yubel is also literally a green eyed monster. * GuardianEntity: Jaden's childhood and in Season 4. * HiddenAgendaVillain: Her obsession with Jaden, revealed at the end of season 3, revolves around being declared the guardian of the [[TheSacredDarkness Supreme King]] several life times ago. * KarmaHoudini * KnightOfCerebus: The first villain to really start hurting Jaden emotionally. * LackOfEmpathy * LoveMakesYouEvil * LiteralGenie: She eventually does reunite Cobra with his son... by killing him. * TheManBehindTheMan: Yubel confesses that she was behind Brron's actions to sacrifice Jaden's friends and awaken the Supreme King along with everything else in season 3. * ManipulativeBitch: Yubel has exploited several characters for her schemes. * MiseryBuildsCharacter: Yubel believes this was the purpose of Jaden sending her into space, which is why she returns the favor to Jaden. * MurderTheHypotenuse: Or possess him, in this case. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Teleportation, DemonicPossession, exploiting the emotions of others, telekinesis, etc. In season 4, [[SymbioticPossession Jaden gets to play with this since he has Yubel in his soul]], Yubel's power allows him to sense people's thoughts and emotions, see visions of the future, and makes him immune to hypnosis. * OffstageVillainy: Took possession of Johan offscreen. * OmnicidalManiac: Tried to destroy the 12 dimensions, so she could be together alone with Jaden. * OneWingedAngel: Yubel's transformations in the last duel with Jaden. * PoisonousFriend * PsychoExGirlfriend, technically... * RedRightHand * ReincarnationRomance: ... on second thought, don't go there. * RelativeButton: Yubel does this to both Jaden and Adrian about their lost loved ones. * RevengeThroughCorruption: Yubel [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Jesse to force Jaden to feel the trauma of [[FightingYourFriend fighting his own friend.]] * {{Sadist}}: Took pleasure in seeing Jaden suffer from the loss of his friends and expressed excitement at the thought of destroying the Neo Spacians. * SanitySlippage: Starts entering this towards the end of the duel with Jaden while he uses the Supreme King's powers to strike her, [[{{Reconstruction}} but this trope is subverted when Jaden decides to fuse their souls together after learning about their true pasts, and Yubel breaks into tears and is then reformed into sane again.]] * SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Becomes this to Judai in season 4. * SpiritAdvisor: During the duel with Darkness, Yubel appears for the first time onscreen to lend strategy to Judai after spending much of the season as the TheGhost. Yubel also comments during Judai's duel with Yugi. * StalkerWithACrush * SympatheticPOV: The flashback revealing, in a past life, Yubel chose to be transformed into a scaled monster to serve as the guardian to the Supreme King's vessel forever. At that time, the current Supreme King's vessel was Yubel's best friend. * TeachHimAnger: Yubel does this to Jaden to awaken the Supreme King's power. * TrainingFromHell: From Yubel's point of view, being sent into space was this. Also returning to earth as a mere arm and regaining strength to confront Jaden is all this as well. * TheOtherDarrin: The [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie tenth anniversary movie]] replaced Cassandra Morris from the anime with Eileen Stevens. * ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Was this during Jaden's childhood. Deconstructed as Jaden had Yubel sent away into space, and Yubel came back [[AxCrazy not too happy]] to say the least... * WasItReallyWorthIt: [[BreakThemByTalking Yubel points this out when Adrian seems to be fine dueling without Exodia, who was obtained by sacrificing Echo.]] * WasOnceAMan: Was once Jaden's normal human friend in a past life that volunteered to become a duel monster to protect the Supreme King's vessel. * WeCanRuleTogether: Yubel wanted to rule the 12 dimensions along with the Supreme King. * WellIntentionedExtremist * WouldHurtAChild: Hurt several of Jaden's childhood friends when he was young, and there's the whole draining duel energy from almost the entire student body of Duel Academy thing. * {{Yandere}} * YouAreNotAlone: To Judai during the duel with Darkness, which is the first time she appears on screen in the 4th season. * YouHaveFailedMe: To Cobra/Viper. * YouNeverDidThatForMe: Yubel is outraged at the lengths Jaden will go to save Jesse, and his relationship with the Neo Spacians [[OneWingedAngel doesn't make Yubel any nicer either.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Brron, Mad King of Dark World]] ->Brron serves as the first main antagonist of the Dark World arc of season 3. Demented and sadistic, Brron rules the alternate dimension as its vile dictator. Although his role in the anime is brief, his actions are vital in Jaden Yuki's transformation into the Supreme King of the alternate dimension. Voiced by: KentaroIto (Japanese) and Jamie McGonnigal (English) ----- * ArcVillain * ArtifactOfDoom: He sacrifices Jaden's friends in order to complete the Super Polymerization card, which Jaden acquires after defeating him. * AssholeVictim * BlatantLies: He tells Jaden that Jesse died, even though he was associated with [[DemonicPossession Yubel who had been in control of Jesse's body.]] * BreakTheCutie: He directly sacrifices most of Jaden's friends and causes the Supreme King to awaken. * BringHimToMe: He sends his minions to capture most of Jaden's friends. * ButForMeItWasTuesday: Claims that several duelists have been defeated in his lair when asked of Jesse at first. * TheChessmaster: During his duel with Jaden he plays a combo to force Jaden into attacking and sacrificing his friends. * EvilLaugh: While taunting Jaden over losing his friends. * EvilOverlord * HeroKiller: He sacrifices Chazz, Alexis, Hassleberry and Atticus for the Super Polymerization card. * HopeCrusher: He kills most Jaden's friends and tells Jaden that [[BlatantLies Jesse is dead.]] * KnightOfCerebus * TheManBehindTheMan: Yubel confesses that she was behind Brron's actions to sacrifice Jaden's friends and awaken the Supreme King. * ObviouslyEvil * OhCrap: Just as he's sure Jaden has finished his final attack, Jaden activates Battle of Sleeping Spirits to revive both Elemental Hero Neos and Reign-Beaux, but Brron was unable to special summon considering he activated a card earlier that prevented him from having monsters summoned any further to his side. * {{Sadist}} * SadisticChoice: He sets up Jaden having to attack and sacrifice his friends in the process. * UnwittingPawn: To Yubel. [[/folder]] [[folder:Trueman]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-MrT_8708.jpg]] ->The envoy of Darkness, who demonstrates an ever-increasing number of inhuman powers - teleportation, shapeshifting, ripping holes in the dimensional fabric to duel Judai, possession and the ability to erase people from existence, to name a few. Voiced by: HozumiGouda ----- * CoolShades * GrandTheftMe: He doesn't so much swap bodies as copy their appearance, but he fools the entirety of [[RedShirt Duel Academy's student body]] into thinking he's Sorano. * MeaningfulName: He claims he has no name, but tells Judai to call him "Trueman" as he always speaks the truth. ** He's also called Creator/MrT. * MegaManning: His deck becomes more and more powerful every time he duels as he collects cards from his fallen victims. * MesACrowd * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands * SinisterShades * {{Telepathy}}: Can look into a person's mind and find their inner darkness. * TheDragon: To Darkness * {{Unperson}}: Any duelist he defeats is erased from existence and memory and all evidence that they ever existed vanishes. [[/folder]] [[folder:Darkness (Nightshroud)]] [[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nightshroud_2401.png]] --> "''I am Darkness. The Truth of the other world.''" ->Initially a minor villain in season one, he briefly returns in season two, and ultimately as the BigBad of season 4. He works through Trueman before revealing himself in the end. Voiced by: HozumiGouda ----- * AGodAmI: Claims this, but Downplayed by Yubel who mocks him for using a strategy that he required to check his facedown cards. * AffablyEvil: Although entirely antagonistic, he spoke in a very polite and business-like way of speech. * AnthropomorphicPersonification: of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Darkness]]. * AntiVillain: He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end. * AsLongAsThereIsEvil * AssimilationPlot * BigBad: Season 4, making him the FinalBoss. * BlueAndOrangeMorality: Believes it's only natural for humans to be drawn into the [[LotusEaterMachine World of Darkness]]. * ChekhovsGunman: Was a Shadow Rider possessing Fubuki in season 1, until after 3 seasons of world ending disasters allowed him to manifest. * DarkIsEvil * DemonicPossession: Of Fubuki a few times in earlier seasons, and also Yusuke as his final host. * EldritchAbomination * EnemyWithin: For Fubuki * EvilCannotComprehendGood * EvilSoundsDeep * {{Expy}}: Partially for Yami Bakura, in that they are both initially minor recurring villains that end up being their respective series' final BigBad. * FixingTheGame: His main strategy relies on his Darkness field spell that sets up 5 face down trap cards (without being allowed to look at them) that are required to activate in a specific order to be effective, and at the end of the turn are reset at random. To counter the sheer luck he required, he used a monster effect that allowed him to check his face down cards. * GodOfEvil: Controls the World of Darkness where people will ultimately give up on their own lives, because while in the dark world, they would be mentally tortured by visions of failing at their hopes and dreams. * TheGrimReaper: More or less has this look, physically, though he lacks a scythe. * TheHeartless: He's a manifestation of the inner darkness humanity has within itself. * LackOfEmpathy: Free will is absolutely meaningless to him. * MadeOfEvil: Powered by the darkness of others. * ObviouslyEvil * OhCrap: "God Neos, you said?" * OmnicidalManiac: Attempting to drag all of humanity into the World of Darkness. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Oddly enough, not to Judai, his actual opponent, but to the rest of the world, as he explains that their [[HoldingOutForAHero inability to solve their own problems]] are what fuels his existence. --> Darkness: "''You'' indeed have the power to fight. However, ''they'' do not." [[/folder]] !Characters From the original series [[folder:Yugi Mutou (Yugi Muto)]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Yugi_3715.jpg]] -> The former world champion and protagonist of the original series. ----- * HundredPercentAdorationRating: Everyone in duel academy seems to respect him. * CombatCompliment: He compliments Jaden's connection with his cards, and he was in complete awe of Jaden's Elemental Heroes. * TheFaceless: His eyes are never revealed in ''GX'''s time, but they are in the past. * FinalBoss: To Jaden in the last 2 episodes. * [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: As of the Timeskip between the two [[Characters/YuGiOhGXOriginalSeries Original series he looks just like Atem did when possessing his body. And if his bits of dialogue are be taken into consideration has become a whole lot like him in personality as well. characters]] * PassingTheTorch: The first episode. [[Characters/YuGiOhGXManga Manga characters]] * SensorCharacter: Yubel notes that Yugi knew she was there. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]] : In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Yugi as the number 1 best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. * WorthyOpponent: Considers Jaden one. [[/folder]] [[folder:Seto Kaiba]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/setokaibagx_7492.jpg]] ->Founder of Duel Academy and designer of the Duel Disks. Voiced by: KenjiroTsuda ----- * BatmanGambit: His deal with the elder Manjoume brothers in Turn 35. * {{Expy}}: The spirit monster Kaibaman appears in the first season mirroring every trait of him. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: When the BigBad Darkness was capturing everyone from Domino City into his world, Kaiba is the only name on a list that doesn't disappear. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: In a flashback many years before the series start, Pegasus told Aster that he considered Kaiba as the 2nd best duelist he's ever met in his top 5 list. [[/folder]] [[folder:Pegasus J. Crawford (Maximillon Pegasus)]] ->Creater of Duel Monsters and owner of Industrial Illusions. * BigGood * CharacterDevelopment: Has become noticably more composed and mature. * SecretTestOfCharacter: His duel with Chronos and Napoeleon. * [[TopTenList Top Five List]]: Of the best duelists he's ever met before the start: 1) Yugi 2) Kaiba 3) Joey 4) Aster 5) Jesse Anderson [[/folder]] !Manga [[folder:Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki)]] * BigBrotherMentor: To Sho. * BreakTheCutie: Not nearly as much as in the anime, but it's hard on him watching his mentor go into a coma, and he briefly falls into a HeroicBSOD during his duel with Reggie, as he knows that the loser will suffer a penalty game. * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Judai and Manjoume do this to ''each other.'' * DefeatMeansFriendship: Some things never change. It even sticks after Manjoume beats him right back. * EleventhHourSuperpower: During the final turn of the Duel with Tragoedia, he summons Ma'at herself to end it by fusing Winged Kuriboh with Light and Darkness Dragon. * FriendlyRivalry: With Manjoume. ''Infinitely'' more friendly than in the anime. * LetsGetDangerous: Quick to do this once people are in trouble/danger, be it Sho's threatened expulsion or Duels of Darkness. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Like in the anime, he defeats Chronos as part of his entrance exam, but while this is brought up, it's never shown, and Ryuga serves as Judai's WarmUpBoss. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Ryuga, who forces the students he defeats to give him their cards. * SadisticChoice: Chronos forces him to duel Sho. If he wins, Sho will be expelled, and if he loses, his deck will be confiscated. He decides to win, and it turns out that Sho's 0 on the last test, the reason he was in trouble, was not his final grade. * SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: His [[DistantFinale professional attire]], to Misawa's chagrin. And yes, he stayed [[MythologyGag Slifer Red]]. * {{Sentai}}: Masked Heroes. * ToBeAMaster: Aspires to duel professionally like his mentor, Koyo Hibiki. * YouMonster: Along with Manjoume, against Tragoedia. [[/folder]] [[folder:Jun Manjoume (Chazz Princeton)]] * AdaptationalBadass: His anime counterpart suffered from TheWorfEffect. No such thing happens here. * AloofAlly: Is the only Duel Academy student other than [[TheHero Judai]] with a clue about spirit cards and duels of darkness. Still won't sit with him at the lunch table. * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Still this, though, but not [[TookALevelInKindness nearly as badly.]] * BadassLongcoat * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Judai is the first student at Duel Academy to break his win streak. ** Naturally, Manjoume returns the favor. * {{Deuteragonist}} * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Buried his best monster, a Spirit Card, to prove that he could duel without any help. By the end of the chapter, this has [[DefeatMeansFriendship naturally changed]]. * FriendlyRivalry: After Judai beats him... sorta. * GrumpyBear: Still busy being this, though on better terms with the others than in the [[NoRespectGuy anime]]. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His whole Deck. ** Special mention goes to Light and Darkness Dragon, the only spirit card in the manga besides Kuriboh and dangerous enough to scare the BigBad. * MoralityPet: Light and Darkness Dragon. Sort of. Majoume's a more decent person than his anime counterpart from the get-go. * MythologyGag: His professional outfit in the DistantFinale? [[DarkIsNotEvil "Manjoume Thunder"]] may come to mind. * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Has to prove to his peers that he wasn't only admitted to the academy (and given the unprecedented assignment to Obelisk Blue upon entry) because of his family's wealth. * TheRival * TheStoic: As opposed to his [[PluckyComicRelief anime]] [[NoRespectGuy self]]. * ToBeAMaster: Aspires to duel professionally like his idol, Koyo Hibiki. * [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Humility]]: While even more of a recluse than his anime self, this version of Manjoume has both a better understanding of his own limits, and more respect for characters who [[WorthyOpponent deserve it]]. * UsedToBeASweetKid: And a smiley, excitable FanBoy of Hibiki Koyo. Seriously. It's adorable. * WorthyOpponent: You're either this, or [[ArrogantKungFuGuy not worth his time]]. By the time he's won a duel alongside Sho, he, Judai, Misawa, Asuka, Ryo, and Fubiki]] all apparently count. * YinYangBomb: His ace, "Light and Darkness Dragon". * YouMonster: Calls Tragoedia this after the latter refers to humans as insects. He states he'd rather be an insect than a monster. [[/folder]] [[folder:Daichi Misawa (Bastion Misawa)]] * DisproportionateRetribution: The first time we see him with Judai, he's freaking out because the [[ChasteHero latter]] [[BornLucky somehow]] has [[HelloNurse Asuka's]] cell number, which is the result of him often borrowing things from her. * EveryoneCanSeeIt: That he's crushing on Asuka, even [[IdiotHero Judai]]. ... Except for [[ObliviousToLove Asuka]]. ... And Ryo, to [[MySisterIsOffLimits Fubuki's annoyance]]. * GreenEyedMonster: See above, as well as when he overhears Ryo talking with her after her loss to David. * {{Irony}}: The genius and analyst of the group uses a deck based on Japanese Folklore. * LuminescentBlush: While in the presence of [[LoveInterest Asuka]]. * MythologyGag: In the DistantFinale, his professional duel-wear is the same thing as his anime outfit... in the exams to become a Duel Academy ''student.'' * ShipTease: With Asuka. * ThePowerOfLove: Subverted. When he tag-duels with Asuka, his crushing actually gets in the way of his dueling, until he actually focuses back on their opponents. * TheSmartGuy * {{Youkai}}: His Deck. [[/folder]] [[folder:Asuka Tenjoin (Alexis Rhodes)]] * DesignatedGirlFight: Against Reggie. * HelloNurse: Hates it (see MsFanservice), but doesn't always notice (see ObliviousToLove). * KillItWithIce: Her Deck focuses on the distribution of Ice Counters. ** AnIcePerson: All of her monsters. * MsFanservice: To her annoyance, especially when she unwillingly wins the school beauty pageant. * ObliviousToLove: Had no idea why Misawa was dueling Judai, even with the former's LuminescentBlush and Sho [[LampshadeHanging calling her a]] [[HelloNurse "Siren"]]. * ShipTease: With Misawa. * SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her introductory duel is motivated by her desire to be seen as a competent duelist and not just a pretty face. * YouGoGirl [[/folder]] [[folder:Sho Marufuji (Syrus Truesdale)]] * AdaptationalBadass: Admittedly starts out as weak as before, but toughens up much more quickly this time around. His mistake that caused Ryo to lose faith in him was not misusing a card, but throwing a game to spare the feelings of his opponent. * BigBrotherWorship: Has a bit of a case of this toward Ryo, as while the other spectators are rooting for Manjoume, he is completely convinced that Ryo will win. And he turns out to be correct. * CuteMachines: Still plays Vehicroids, but uses entirely different ones. * CombiningMecha: Armorroid, the Solidroids and Barbaroid. * ILetYouWin: Throws a duel when he was younger in order to spare the feelings of his opponent, who was on the verge of tears after he had destroyed one of his better monsters. * PowerArmor: He has a card that enables him to thwart direct attacks, but if it gets taken off, he takes all the damage that was prevented. * TookALevelInBadass: To the point that [[AdaptationalBadass Manjoume]] can soon count on him in a partner duel. * WellDoneSonGuy: Wants to be acknowledged by his brother, and eventually, [[HeartwarmingMoments he is]]. * WorfHadTheFlu: He lost against Ryuga because of Ryuga's cheating. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryuga]] ->A new teacher at Duel Academy, who must defeat 50 students to qualify. He plans on using his position to turn the dueling world over to his ideals, but Judai defeats him. * [[BitchInSheepsClothing Asshole In Sheep's Clothing]]: He puts on a polite act in front of Chronos, but plans on [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness casting him aside when he's no longer useful]]. * FourEyesZeroSoul * NoNameGiven: His first name is never revealed. * SmugSnake: Like Chronos, looks down on Osiris Red students. He even smugly promises to go easy on Judai if he lets him win, and threatens to expel him if he doesn't go along with it. * StarterVillain * WarmUpBoss: He's not particularly skilled at dueling, and wins by cheating. [[/folder]] [[folder:Koyou Hibiki]] ->A professional duelist and World Champion who serves as both Judai's and Manjoume's inspiration and gave both of them their spirit cards. Is in a coma after losing a shadow game. * BigBrotherMentor: To Judai * HesBack: In the ending. * TakeUpMySword: Knowing he was going to fall into a coma due to a shadow game, he gave Judai his deck and jacket. * WorfHadTheFlu: Judai actually manages to defeat him once, but he does so while he's not using his normal deck. [[/folder]] [[folder:Winged Kuriboh]] * BigDamnHeroes: After Judai loses to Tragoedia when the latter is possessing Fubuki, Kuriboh saves him from the penalty game. He does it again with Light and Darkness Dragon after Tragoedia's defeat, sealing him permanently. * HeroicSacrifice: With Light and Darkness Dragon to seal Tragoedia for good. * PokemonSpeak: Usually communicates with "kuri kuri". * RidiculouslyCuteCritter * SoulJar: For Tragoedia's heart [[/folder]] [[folder:Light And Darkness Dragon]] * BuriedAlive: Because Manjoume wanted to [[EstablishingCharacterMoment prove that he could duel alone]]. Quickly rectified, after he loses to Judai. * TheDreaded: The BigBad has an understandable FreakOut when seeing L and D as a Spirit Card holding the Feather of Ma'at. * HeroicSacrifice: Alongside Winged Kuriboh, to permanently seal [[BigBad Tragoedia]]. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Manjoume's ace in a deck full of them. * UndyingLoyalty: To Manjoume, watching his duel with Judai, even after said owner pitched a tantrum and ''buried him'' so that Manjoume could try proving that he could duel on his own. Naturally, Manjoume came back. * TheVoiceless: Actions speak well enough when you're a Dragon Spirit. * YinYangBomb [[/folder]] [[folder:Midori Hibiki]] ->Koyo's older sister and a professor at Duel Academy Japan. * BadassTeacher: Is about to win against Reggie until Reggie indicates that if she does, she won't get the information on Koyo's coma * CoolBigSis: To Koyo by blood and to Judai by choice. * CoolTeacher * DarkIsNotEvil: Uses a Fallen Angel Deck. * DesignatedGirlFight: Her only duel shown is against [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Reggie]]. * HeroicSacrifice: In a sense, giving up a possible chance to awaken her brother so that Judai won't have to face Reggie. She doesn't succeed, though. * HotTeacher * SternTeacher: Doesn't hesitate to go hard on Judai, although typically does so in a cheerful manner. * WorfHadTheFlu: She gives up a chance to win in order to try to help Koyo. By the time she's committed herself to finishing Reggie off to protect Judai, it's too late [[/folder]] [[folder:Emi Ayukawa]] * AgentScully: There must be a logical explanation for multiple people falling unconscious after dueling today, just like at the [[Anime/YuGiOh Battle]] [[CallBack City]] [[MythologyGag Tournament]]. There's no way it's evil sorcery like the records claim. * HelloNurse [[/folder]] [[folder:Seika Kohinata]] ->Winner of Miss Duel Academy two years in a row, she finds herself in a tie with Asuka in her third year as a result of Judai abstaining. * AlphaBitch * AnimalMotifs: Snakes. * GreenEyedMonster: To Asuka, who didn't want the title of Miss Academia (unlike her, who would have claimed the title three years running), but got it anyway. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * LetsGetDangerous: Once motivated to duel, she reveals a wicked [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snake Deck]]. She still loses to Judai, though. * PyrrhicVictory: She technically wins the title as a result of Judai and Asuka's duel, but concedes it, saying no one would acknowledge her. * SeriousBusiness: Her view on Miss Duel Academy. Judai and Asuka's indifference infuriates her. [[/folder]] [[folder:Reggie Mackenzie]] -> A duelist from Duel Academy America. She's possessed by Tragoedia, but unlike her step brother, she's trying to fight it. * BrainwashedAndCrazy * CoDragons: With David. * DesignatedGirlFight: Against Asuka and Midori, though she Duels two male characters as well. * DiscOneFinalBoss: For Judai. * {{Eagleland}}: Blonde, blue-eyed, and an absolute Type 2. Also, that uniform. ** ForeignExchangeStudent * GenderBlenderName * HoistByTheirOwnPetard: See SmugSnake. * ILetYouWin: To Misawa; a panel after the attack lands shows her hand, which could have ensured her victory. * {{Jerkass}}: Even moreso than David, referring to her opponents as "human stepladders" and jerking people around even without the excuse of being possessed. * LastNameBasis: Often called "Mackenzie" or "Mac" for short. Her father seems to be the only one who uses her first name. * LightIsNotGood: Uses an Angel Lord Deck. ** However, once she's defeated, she reverts back to the way she was before her father was possessed, and is considerably nicer, with Edo remarking on the change. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: After her defeat, forgets much of what she did on the island. * LoveInterest: To Fubuki. * [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ''Adores'' jerking her opponents' emotions around, preferrably by their "shackles" (read: love for each other). * SmugSnake: Remarks on David's loss of a shadow game he started as his own failure to follow through, then goes on to get Professor Hibiki trapped in one, wins by being a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]], and [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard loses her next one to Judai]]. * TheStarscream: Wants to not only get out from the {{Big Bad}}'s thumb, but take his power for herself. * TheUnfettered: Sees human bonds as "shackles," and claims to have gotten rid of hers long before. * WomanInWhite: Her uniform could have come from the [[{{Eagleland}} US Navy]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:David Rabb]] -> The other Duelist from Duel Academy America and is also possessed by Tragodeia and after the Duel Spirits. * AxCrazy * BrainwashedAndCrazy * CombatSadomasochist * CoDragons: With Reggie. * {{Eagleland}}: Blond, blue-eyed, and a particularly {{Jerkass}}y Type 2. In a school uniform more fit for the Navy. ** ForeignExchangeStudent * HeroicBuild: Subverted. Definitely has one, except he's not heroic. * HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Calls a Shadow Game against Manjoume. Loses. * {{Jerkass}}: Jim calls him a jerk in passing, and wants to fight Fubuki because he defeated the person he wanted to defeat. * ObviouslyEvil * [[OneHitKill One Turn Kill]]: Against Asuka. * ToThePain: Rants on about how he enjoys pain in his duel with Manjoume. [[/folder]] [[folder:Tragoedia]] -> The BigBad of the Manga, an [[AncientEgypt Ancient Egyptian]] manifestation of a man whose village was slaughtered to create the Millennium Items. * AchillesHeel: The Feather of Ma'at. * BigBad * BodySurf * DemonicPossession * EldritchAbomination * EnergyAbsorption: The Planet Series cards he distributes to the American students sap small amounts of energy from Duelists to aide in his resurrection. * {{Expy}}: Of Dark Bakura from ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. * ForTheEvulz: He claims at one point that he has no goal, he's simply bored. He later reveals this isn't true. * KarmicDeath: * LightIsNotGood: He has The Sun as his planet card. * MeaningfulName: "Tragoedia" is Greek for "Tragedy". * TheManBehindTheMan * ThePowerOfTheSun: The Supremacy SUN, though it combines it with CastingAShadow due to being a DARK Fiend-Type and having a solar eclipse in the card art. * SealedEvilInACan * SinisterSilhouettes: In his early appearances possessing the principal's body. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: '''ACCURSED PRIESTS!!!''' * VillainousBreakdown: Once Ma'at takes the field and Judai is able to make the moves he needs to destroy The Sun. * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Inflicts Penalty Games on his minions when they fail him. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale)]] * AloofBigBrother * {{Badass}}: [[OneHitKill OTKs]] ''[[AdaptationalBadass Manjoume]]''. ** BadassNickname: Notable in that he actually gets to stay "Kaiser" in the English, unlike the anime. [[LampshadeHanging Crocodile points out that lots of people have nicknames like that at the Japanese duel acadedmy]]. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Returns from being this in America with Fubuki. Naturally, the Chancellor throws a tournament. * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons * MythologyGag: The DistantFinale shows him wearing his Hell Kaiser outfit. Which, unlike the other {{Mythology Gag}}s, carries a bit of FridgeHorror. * ObliviousToLove: The only one besides Asuka not to notice Misawa's crush. [[MySisterIsOffLimits Fubuki]] gets annoyed that he doesn't notice. * ThemeNaming: His Cyber monsters are named for stars in the constellation Draco. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fubuki Tenjoin (Atticus Rhodes)]] * AdaptationalBadass: He goes from comic relief in the anime to ''beating Judai'' in the manga. ** This is hinted at much earlier when a flashback shows the end result of what we're led to believe was a complete CurbStompBattle with David Rabb biting the proverbial curb. Remember that Rabb is one of the CoDragons who gave Manjoume a rough time when they dueled. * BlowYouAway: Runs a WIND Winged-Beast Sphere Deck. * BadassNickname: Fubuking. Asuka doesn't like it, though (or its less badass English counterpart, "Rhodie".) * TheCharmer: Some things never change, but at least he's polite about it. * DemonicPossession: Falls victim to this, [[BodySurf just like half of the rest of the cast.]] * DissonantSerenity: Remains infuriatingly calm during his duels, even when losing half his life points. * ForeignExchangeStudent: Was this in America with Ryo, before he returns a bit late. Or early. [[TheCasanova It involved a crush.]] * LadyKillerInLove: Has followed Mac back and forth across the Pacific. Post-DemonicPossession, she doesn't seem to mind his presence. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Makes a remark to this effect while watching Misawa and Asuka's tag duel and noticing Misawa's crush on her. -->'''Fubuki''': As her older brother, I'll never allow it. ** Which is a complete departure from his [[TheMatchmaker attitude toward Asuka's love life in the anime]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:James Crocodile Cook]] * AxCrazy: Is the only one of the foreign champions who willingly aids Tragoedia. Just as crazy as David was. * EyeScream: Guess what's under [[EyePatchOfPower the bandages]]. [[SchmuckBait Just try to guess.]] * MakingASplash: His Alligator cards are WATER-Attribute, and his Legendary Planet is The Tyrant ''NEPTUNE''. * NonindicativeName: His uses an ''Alligator'' Deck. No crocodiles to be found. * NiceHat * SinisterScythe: A colossal one is wielded by NEPTUNE. * SlasherSmile: Sports a nice one while [[BodySurf possessed]] by [[BigBad Tragoedia]]. The EyeScream didn't help. [[/folder]] [[folder:Amon Garam (Adrian Gecko)]] * BigBrotherInstinct: Why does he want to become a professional duelist? To pay for his little brother's operation! Awww... * HealthcareMotivation: See above * SeriousBusiness: His view on duels, given his different motivation from everyone else, which also leads to him being something of a... ** SoreLoser * TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: His Sealed Beasts depend on the Sealed Mantra Spell to activate their effects, without it they're essentially Normal Monsters. * TookALevelInKindness: Compared to his anime self, although he does look down on Judai. * UnderestimatingBadassery: Acts this way toward Judai, partly because he saw him lose against Edo Phoenix. [[/folder]] [[folder:Johan Anderson (Jesse Anderson)]] * BeetleManiac: And the rest of the ''Insecta'' Class, apparently. * BugCatching: Apparently his main pastime. * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: "Hey, did you see a butterfly go through here?" * DemotedToExtra: No [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Gem Beast cards]], no HoYay with Judai, just one instance of possession and a lot of bug chasing. * DubNameChange: Oddly enough, in Volume 7 of the English manga, he's called "Johann", but switches to "Jesse" in Volume 8 and 9. * FriendlyEnemy: He's brought to the academy to duel against the Japanese students, but hits it off well with Judai and Sho. * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Especially when he gets possessed during his duel with Sho. [[/folder]] [[folder:Austin O'Brien (Axel Brodie)]] * AmateurSleuth: Attempting to find the source of the Shadow Duels, and actually does a decent job before... * DemonicPossession: The real reason he was sent to Duel Academy, just like every other American! * HeroicBuild: Easily the most ripped out of the Americans, and the only one among them trying to [[AmateurSleuth figure out what's so fishy]]. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: Tragoedia covers his tracks well. * MeaningfulName: His Legendary Planet is Mars, and his monsters all have military-themed names (Electro '''Sergeant''', '''Division''' etc). [[FridgeBrilliance Mars was the Roman God of War.]] * ShockAndAwe: What his Deck theme seems to be at first due to his Machines having names like 'Electro Sergeant'. * SleevesAreForWimps: And probably didn't fit over his [[HeroicBuild arms]]. * TokenMinority ** PositiveDiscrimination * VisualPun: His Division monster looks like the sign for a division equation. [[/folder]] [[folder:Edo Phoenix (Aster Phoenix)]] * EvilCounterpart: The Grand JUPITER to Judai's The EARTH. * HeroKiller: Is able to defeat Judai and Fubuki in duels, even if he did have a little help in the latter case, but ultimately loses to Tragoedia. * TykeBomb: [[DemonicPossession Tragoedia]] claims to have raised him for this purpose. * UnwittingPawn: Just like his anime counterpart with Saiou and DD, has no clue that his adoptive father and mentor is Tragoedia's puppet, or that he's giving people over to Tragoedia. [[/folder]] !Cards [[folder:Winged Kuriboh]] Winged Kuriboh is Jaden Yuki's Spirit Partner. In the anime, Jaden received the "Winged Kuriboh" card from Yugi Muto in the first episode. In the manga, the card was instead given to Jaden by Koyo Hibiki. * AnimalTalk: Only Jaden understands what Winged Kuriboh says. * BigDamnHeroes: Saves Jaden from the duel ghouls during the dimension arc in season 3. * EmpathyPet: Often appears to Jaden, particularly to express concern. * EvilDetectingDog: Will always tell Jaden when something is wrong or if a friend is in trouble. * FairyCompanion * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Several times in the series. Most notable when Winged Kuriboh's light allows Jaden to talk to the Crystal Beasts, separate from Yubel, to save [[DemonicPossession Jesse]]. Also, when Winged Kuriboh sends Jaden back in time to duel Yugi. * RidiculouslyCuteCritter * SpiritAdvisor * SurrogateSoliloquy: Naturally, being an invisible duel spirit, other characters would comment what Jaden was speaking to. [[/folder]] [[folder:Elemental Heroes/Evil Heroes]] Judai's core deck theme revolving around low-level monsters based on comic book superheroes, they can fuse together and use support cards to perform powerful combos. As part of Judai's fall to darkness in Season 3, his deck is corrupted, giving him darker alternate artworks for the base Elemental Heroes and entirely replacing their Fusions with darker Evil Hero monsters, who can only be summoned with Dark Fusion. The Evil Heroes sacrifice the flexibility of the Elemental Heroes (specifically by requiring a specific Fusion card) in exchange for more raw power in the form of stronger effects compared to their counterparts. * AbsurdlySharpBlade: Bladedge, who has the piercing battle damage effect. * AbsurdlyCoolCity: Skyscraper. * AntiHero: The Evil Heroes are Type V at ''least''. * BarbarianHero: Wildheart. * BatSignal: Hero Signal. * CoolGuns: Spark Blaster and Bubble Blaster. * DeathActivatedSuperpower: Necroshade can summon a high leveled Hero without a sacrifice if it's in the graveyard. Also, [[TakingYouWithMe Darkbright destroys an opponent's monster when it's destroyed itself.]] * ElementalPowers: The base heroes all conform to one of the common elements: [[BlowYouAway Avian]], [[ShockAndAwe Sparkman]], [[PlayingWithFire Burstinatrix]], [[DishingOutDirt Clayman]], [[MakingASplash Bubbleman]], [[CastingAShadow Necroshade]], [[LightEmUp Blade-Edge]], and eventually [[LightEmUp Neos]]. Then in the manga we get [[GreenThumb Plant-based]] Heroes like Knospe and Woodsman. * EvilCounterpart: Most of the Evil Heroes, specifically: ** Evil Hero Inferno Wing to Elemental Hero Flame Wingman ** Evil Hero Lightning Golem to Elemental Hero Thunder Giant ** Evil Hero Wild Cyclone to Elemental Hero Wild Wingman ** Evil Hero Infernal Sniper to Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster ** Evil Hero Malicious Edge to Elemental Hero Bladedge * FallenHero: Evil Heroes. * FieldPowerEffect: Skyscraper and Skyscraper 2 Hero City. * FusionDance: Their key strength, almost any two heroes can fuse together, so Judai always has plenty of options when it's time to fuse. * GatlingGood: Rampart Blaster. * HeroesFightBarehanded: Elemental Hero Neos. He may be the most popular, powerful, and heroic of Judai/Jaden's monsters. * HeWhoFightsMonsters: Implied to be the origin of Evil Heroes. * LightEmUp: Shining Flame Wingman, Electrum, and Neos and some of its fused forms. * MagikarpPower: Without their support cards or Fusion cards the individual heroes are pretty weak. But once you get the cards you need for a combo or a Fusion, watch out. * PowerGivesYouWings: Flame Wingman and Shining Flare Wingman. * TheSmurfettePrinciple: Burstinatrix was the only female member at first (the original version of her card even says so) until more female members were added later. (They never appeared in the anime, however, but did appear in the manga.) * TeamPet: Wroughtweiler * VillainProtagonist: Evil Heroes [[/folder]] [[folder:Neo Spacians]] An archetype based on cards Judai designed as a child, they were sent into space on a time capsule and infused with cosmic energy. They consist of the six base Neo-Spacians, Elemental Hero Neos, and some other non Neo-Spacian cards that still fit the general theme/idea, like Rallis the Star Bird. * AlienAnimals: The Neo Spacians each resemble an animal or [[PlantAliens fungi in Glow Moss's case.]] * AliensSpeakingEnglish * AllYourPowersCombined: God Neos can use all the effects of the Neo Spacians. * BatSignal: N-Signal * CastingAShadow / DarkIsNotEvil: Dark Panther. * CameFromTheSky: These cards fell from space on a Kaiba corp satellite while Jaden was on a boat in the middle of the ocean. * ChildhoodFriends: The Neo Spacians were cards that Jaden drew when he was a child and were sent into space to receive their powers. * ElementalPowers: One Neo-Spacian for each of the game's six Attributes: [[PlayingWithFire Flare Scarab]], [[DishingOutDirt Grand Mole]], [[MakingASplash Aqua Dolphin]], [[BlowYouAway Air Hummingbird]], [[CastingAShadow Dark Panther]], and [[LightEmUp Glow Moss]]. * EnergyBeings: Glow Moss and Glow Neos. * EnergyWeapon: Neos Energy. * FieldPowerEffect: Neo Space boosts a Neos monster's attack and allows it to remain on the field. * FusionDance: Contact Fusion, a unique method of fusing not needing a Fusion-type card to initiate. * HourOfPower: A Neos fusion monster only stays on the field for 1 turn before returning to the deck. Unless, a Neo Space card is present on the field. * InnocentAliens: The Neo Spacians are Jaden's [[BondCreatures friends]] and originally [[TheChosenOne sought him out so he could defeat]] the 2nd season's BigBad. * KnightTemplar: Neos in episode 136. This wasn't included in the dub. --> Neos: Judai the die has already been cast. At a point like this, it's the fate of a duelist to exhaust their reserves in order to gain victory. * MagicalLand: They come from Neo Space. * MagmaMan: Magma Neos * MrExposition: Aqua Dolphin in season 2. * MyMasterRightOrWrong: The Neo Spacians are perfectly willing to support Jaden using the Supreme King's powers to stop Yubel. * NamedAfterTheirPlanet * PhysicalGod: God Neos, who can use any Hero or Neo Spacian monster effect from the graveyard. * SapientCetaceans: Aqua Dolphin. * SpiritAdvisor: Of all the Neo Spacians, Aqua Dolphin fits this trope the most. He is the first Neo Spacian that Jaden meets and provides emotional support in times of need. Like the time Jaden couldn't see his cards after losing to Aster, and Aqua Dolphin introduces him to his new deck and restores his love of dueling. Also, encouraging Jaden to use Polymerization in the last duel with Yubel. * SpotlightStealingSquad: Once Judai picks them up in Season 2 most of his victories in the rest of the series come about due to a Neo-Spacian, Neos, or some fusion of the two. * StarPower: The Neo Spacians obtained their powers by being sent into space. * SuperEmpowering: The Common Soul card can summon a Neo Spacian and have it's Attack points added to another monster. * [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]]: All the Neo Spacians can speak and have different personalities. * ThisIsADrill: Grand Mole. * UndyingLoyalty * VoluntaryShapeshifting / PowerCopying: Dark Panther can transform into and copy the effects of an opponent's monster. * WeatherManipulation: Storm Neos * YinYangBomb: Chaos Neos * YouAreNotAlone: Most notably in episode 151. [[/folder]] [[folder:Cyber Dragons/Cyberdark Dragons]] Ryo's key deck theme, he uses the Cyber Dragons in Season 1, prefers the new Cyberdarks in Season 2, and in Seasons 3 and 4 utilizes both with deadly efficiency. * AnimalMecha * BreathWeapon: Cyber Dragon's attack, Evolution Burst * DarkIsEvil[=/=]LightIsGood: Ryo is a good guy when using Cyber Dragon, but following his FaceHeelTurn he uses the Cyberdarks to fit his new persona ** DarkIsNotEvil: Once he turns back to good he still uses the Cyberdarks. However, the only usage he makes of the Cyber Dragons while evil is as fodder to power up the Cyberdarks, so LightIsNotGood is mostly averted. * DragonsUpTheYinYang: Played straight as can be with the Cyber Dragons and Cyberdarks representing the two halves of the symbol. * EvilCounterpart: The Cyberdarks to the Cyber Dragons. * {{Expy}}: Ryo's status as an Expy of Kaiba is hard to dispute when Cyber End Dragon looks like a combination of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon. By the same token, Cyberdark Dragon could be considered an Expy of Red-Eyes Black Dragon. * FusionDance * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons * OneHitKill: Ryo uses Chimeratech Overdragon to perform one, signaling his FaceHeelTurn. Dedicated real life decks using Cyber Dragon and its variants can also pull these off. * OurDragonsAreDifferent * {{Ouroboros}}: Cyber Ouroboros. * PowerTrio: The Cyberdarks [[/folder]] [[folder:Ojamas]] Manjoume's spirit partners, to his disgust. Although he never stops insulting them, they become a key part of his deck as he adds more support cards for them over the course of the series. * BlatantLies: After Chazz is [[{{Deprogram}} freed from being brainwashed]], the Ojamas claim Jaden stole them to use against Chazz. * CombinationAttack: Ojama Delta Hurricane * FusionDance: Ojama King * KnightInShiningArmor: Ojama Knight * LethalJokeCharacter * MeaningfulName: "Ojamashimasu" is a Japanese phrase roughly translating as "pardon me for interrupting/intruding". It's why the flavor text on the card mentions the Ojamas always butt in on things, and why their stronger cards fill up the opponent's Monster Zones. * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of the Three Stooges. * PluckyComicRelief * PowerTrio * ShoutOut: Their mannerisms in the dub are based on the Three Stooges. * StoneWall: Ojama King has 3000 defense, and Ojama Knight trails just after it with 2500. * UnderwearOfPower [[/folder]] [[folder:Destiny Heroes]] Edo's main monster themes, based on characters in British literature. * AbsurdlyCoolCity: Dark City. * AncestralWeapon: These cards were passed down to Edo from his deceased father. * AntiHero: When one considers their play-style and how they use their effects, type lll. * AntiMagic: Why is Destiny Hero Plasma the Ultimate D Card? When used with the spell D-Force, Plasma negates all monster, spell and trap card effects used against itself and the user, this plus VampiricDraining. * BackFromTheDead / ResurrectedForAJob: A major theme of the Destiny Heroes is that they resurrect themselves from the graveyard to provide several flexible strategies, such as collecting enough monsters to summon stronger ones (Dogma and Plasma), reinforce their offence (Dread Master), draw more cards (Disk Commander), and even summon themselves to the opponents field to provide an opening for damage (Departed). * BatSignal: Destiny Signal * BreakingOutTheBoss: Destiny Hero Dreadmaster. * ChekhovsGun: The missing Ultimate D - Card (Destiny Hero - Plasma/D-HERO - Bloo-D) stolen from Aster's father was the first host for the Light of Destruction. * ClockKing: Certain cards create strategies for the next turn. Such as Diamond Dude who sends a spell card to the graveyard to be activated next turn. * CrapsackWorld; Dark attribute monsters? A Clock Tower Prison? Monsters that constantly revive themselves meaning they have to die first? The Destiny Heroes most certainly fit the idea. * DarkIsNotEvil * DeathActivatedSuperpower: Several Destiny Heroes can activate their effects from the graveyard. Such as Fear Monger, Double Dude, Malicious, Dasher, Departed, etc. * DeathSeeker: Destiny Hero Departed. * DefeatMeansFriendship: Upon defeating The D, Aster manages to purify the tainted Ultimate D - Card from the Light of Destruction. Afterwards, Plasma becomes the centerpiece to his Destiny Hero Deck. * EvilCounterpart: To the Elemental Heroes, naturally. * FieldPowerEffect: Dark City comes with an attack boost and Clock Tower Prison prevents all battle damage after 4 turns. * HeroicSacrifice * HellholePrison: Clock Tower Prison, considering Dreadmaster needs 4 turns before being summoned. * MartyrdomCulture: Considering most of these monsters have low attack points and effects that revolve around being revived or summoning other monsters once they are destroyed, the Destiny Heroes can almost certainly be considered this trope. * MementoMacGuffin: Serves this purpose to Edo of his father. * ThePowerOfBlood: Plasma/Bloo-D. * PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Dreadmaster. * PrisonEscapeArtist: Dread Servant works this way for Dreadmaster. * PyrrhicVictory: The Destiny Hero cards often employ strategies that involve sacrificing weaker cards in order to achieve successful results. Using several tributes to summon the strongest monsters, monsters when destroyed provide the player with useable strategies later on (Fear Monger, Double Dude, etc), and cards that are mostly intended for this purpose. Aster was even willing to sacrifice Plasma for a combo to win against otherwise impossible odds in his duel with Amon. * SelfSacrificeScheme: The idea behind most of these cards. * ShoutOut: Many to English literature, such as Double Dude being based on Jekyll and Hyde. * TimeMaster: Their effects revolve around time control, with effects relying on doing things on later turns. For example, Diamond Dude lets you discard the top card of your deck, and if it's a Spell you can activate its effect on your next turn. * ThanatosGambit: Aster's father created D-Hero - Dark Angel in the event Aster would require a counter for Plasma. The trope fits very well because Aster's father was manipulated by the Light of Destruction to create Plasma in the first place. * VampiricDraining: Plasma can steal a monster from the opponent, increase it's attack points by half the monster's, and acquire it's special effects. * YourSoulIsMine: Plasma can drain the souls of its victims, not just monsters in the card game but actual human souls, as seen with Aster's father and Doctor Collector. FridgeHorror when shown that Aster continues to do this when he has Plasma defeat one of the Supreme King's goblins. [[/folder]] [[folder:Crystal Beasts]] The "Crystal Beasts", whose original name is "Gem Beasts", are all animals which have each a different kind of gem in their bodies. Their different gem colors form the seven colors of the rainbow, reflecting the name and design of their ace monster, "Rainbow Dragon". These rare cards were won and used primarily by Jesse Anderson. * AllYourColorsCombined: Rainbow Dragon uses an effect called Rainbow Overdrive which uses all the Crystal Beasts on the field to boost it's attack further. * AnimalMotifs: Each of the 7 Crystal Beasts are based on an animal. * ChekhovsGun: The Rainbow Dragon card that Jesse was searching for in the 3rd season turned out to be the key to returning duel academy back to the real world. * ColorCodedStones: Each Crystal Beast is based on the following Gemstones: ** Ruby Carbuncle: Red ** Amber Mammoth: Orange ** Topaz Tiger: Yellow ** Emerald Tortoise: Green ** Sapphire Pegasus and Cobalt Eagle: Different shades of Blue ** Amethyst Cat: Purple * DimensionalTraveler: Rainbow Dragon is so powerful that it is strong enough to create a portal to return Duel Academy to Earth from the other dimension. * EverythingsBetterWithRainbows * EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry * EvilCounterpart: [[BigBad Yubel]] uses the Advanced Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dark Dragon, which are an EvilCounterpart version of the Crystal Beasts when Yubel has these monsters enslaved and Jesse trapped in the Rainbow Dark Dragon while [[DemonicPossession she takes control of Jesse's body.]] * FusionDance: Rainbow Dragon fuses with Elemental Hero Neos to summon Rainbow Neos a few times in the show. * GemEncrusted * GuardianEntity: The Gem Beasts and Rainbow Dragon protect Jesse's mind from anyone that may want to harm him. Yubel is able to possess Jesse by somehow corrupting Rainbow Dragon and enslaving the Crystal Beasts. * KickTheDog: Yubel does this to Topaz Tiger in a duel with Jaden. * LoyalPhlebotinum: The Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dragon chose Jesse as the duelist to wield them. Unfortunately... * MadeASlave: [[EvilCounterpart Turned into the Advanced Crystal Beasts]] by Yubel while [[DemonicPossession possessing Jesse.]] * NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the dub, their voices and personalities are based on American celebrities (or rather, pretty bad imitations of them) which is odd, considering they supposedly originated centuries ago in Rome. To wit: --> Emerald Tortoise: Woody Allen --> Cobalt Eager: Don Adams --> Amber Mammoth: Arnold Schwarzenegger --> Topaz Tiger: Sean Connery --> Sapphire Pegasus: James Stewart --> Amethyst Cat: Julie Newmar * {{Pegasus}}: Sapphire Pegasus. * PowerCrystal * RainbowMotif * [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]]: Except for Ruby. * UndyingLoyalty * YouAreNotAlone: To Johan in episode 152. [[/folder]] [[folder:Phantom Demons (Sacred Beasts)]] Three powerful and dangerous cards sealed under Duel Academy - Uria, Lord of Searing Flames; Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder; and Raviel, Lord of Phantasms. * AwesomeButImpractical: At least with the God Cards, getting three monsters onto the field was fairly feasible. But ''good luck'' summoning these guys, whose summon requirements are to tribute three Continuous Traps, three Continuous Spells, and three Fiend-type Monsters. ** AwesomeButPractical: On the other hand, if you set up your deck specifically around them (for example, if you run a pure Fiend Deck for Raviel)... * [[PersonOfMassDestruction Cards Of Mass Destruction]]: Once in play they begin to drain other cards of their energy. * DemBones: The three all bear skeletal features, Hamon being the most prominent. * DubNameChange: Completely reversing the intent for them to be ''evil'' versions of the God Cards by calling them "Sacred Beasts". * EvilCounterpart: Of the Egyptian God Cards in the original series. * FusionDance: Armityle, the Phantom of Chaos. * LargeAndInCharge * LightIsNotGood: Hamon. Light-attribute? Check. Electricity-associated? Check. Part of an evil demon trio whose release will destroy the world? Check. * MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily * NestedMouths: Uria. * PlayingWithFire: Uria's attack. * PowerTrio * ShockAndAwe: Hamon's attack. * SpikesOfVillainy [[/folder]] ----[[Characters/YuGiOhGXCards Cards]] [[/index]]
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* FailureKnight: Losing his friends last season taught him what his friends mean to him and motivated him to try much harder to save them this season.

* GoalInLife: To have a perfect duel against a WorthyOpponent.

* PostMortemConversion
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* PostMortemConversionPostMortemConversion: The group is very saddened by his loss without caring for the KickTheDog moments the previous season.

* TragicHero
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* TragicHero TragicHero: One of the series' best duelists meets his end doing exactly what he lived for taking some things too far.

* ArrogantKungFuGuy
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* ArrogantKungFuGuyArrogantKungFuGuy: Of the Pro League and much worse to the Duel Academy students.

* ArrogantKungFuGuyISeeThemToo: While he doesn't quite have the same spiritual connection to his monsters like Jaden, he was able to see the monarchs creating a barrier around Domino City in season 2.

** JerkWithAHeartofGold: During Season 3, he becomes this.
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** JerkWithAHeartofGold: During Season JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In season 3, he lightens up towards Jaden and his friends and becomes this.very concerned over literally everyone's safety later on.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In his first duel with Judai.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In his first second duel with Judai.Jaden over using hero monsters without a heroic purpose. * {{Revenge}}: Against his father's murderer in season 2. Who turns out to be his legal guardian, The D.

* BigBrotherInstinct: While he does look out for his little brother, it's a major source of inner conflict for him and his own desires.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Deconstructed. While he does look out for prioritize his little brother, brother over himself, it's a major source of inner conflict for him and his own desires.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: While he does look out for his little brother, it's a major source of inner conflict for FamilyHonor: Deconstructed. He was extremely loyal to the family who saved him and from poverty as a boy, but felt his own desires.potential was hindered serving them. He was relieved to discover another dimension where he didn't have to serve them.
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* TragicDropout: He submits his Notification of Withdrawal to leave duel academy in the second episode realizing all the danger is drawn to him. Subverted a few episodes later when he decides to stay.
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* TragicDropout: He submits his Notification of Withdrawal to leave duel academy in the second episode realizing all the danger is drawn to him. Subverted a few episodes later when he decides to stay.stay and eventually graduate from Duel Academy.
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* NotQuiteHuman: The villain refers to this about Judai almost as an insult.
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* NotQuiteHuman: The villain refers Darkness viewed him as a "foreign object" that didn't belong in either world because he was a human who held a Duel spirit within (referring to this about Judai almost as an insult.Yubel), and thus should be removed.

* AntiVillain: Believes sending everyone into the world of Darkness counts as saving them.
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* AntiVillain: Believes sending everyone into He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end. * BetterLivingThroughEvil: Preferred the world World of Darkness counts as saving them.than living in the real world with the turmoil of his parent's death.

* DarkMessiah
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* DarkMessiahTheDarkArts: He was experimenting with this which is how he discovered Darkness. * DarkMessiah: The messenger of Darkness meant to drag those remaining to the World of Darkness.

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* DarkMessiahManipulativeBastard: He attempted to turn Johan against Judai by exploiting his desire to be the better duelist.

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* DarkMessiahAffablyEvil: Although entirely antagonistic, he spoke in a very polite and business-like way of speech.

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* DarkMessiahAntiVillain: He claimed his actions were justified in that, with no more individuality, humanity's suffering would finally end.

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* DarkMessiahChekhovsGunman: Was a Shadow Rider possessing Fubuki in season 1, until after 3 seasons of world ending disasters allowed him to manifest. * DarkIsEvil

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* DarkMessiahEvilSoundsDeep

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* DarkMessiahFixingTheGame: His main strategy relies on his Darkness field spell that sets up 5 face down trap cards (without being allowed to look at them) that are required to activate in a specific order to be effective, and at the end of the turn are reset at random. To counter the sheer luck he required, he used a monster effect that allowed him to check his face down cards. * GodOfEvil: Controls the World of Darkness where people will ultimately give up on their own lives, because while in the dark world, they would be mentally tortured by visions of failing at their hopes and dreams.

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* DarkMessiahTheHeartless: He's a manifestation of the inner darkness humanity has within itself. * LackOfEmpathy: Free will is absolutely meaningless to him. * MadeOfEvil: Powered by the darkness of others. * ObviouslyEvil
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