History Characters / YuGiOhZEXAL

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[[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Main Characters]] !!Yuma Tsukumo [[quoteleft:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Yumafull_8134.png]] ->Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (JP), Eli Jay (EN) The protagonist of the series, Yuma is a thirteen year-old middle-schooler living in the city of Heartland. Despite, or because of, his energetic, peppy personality he's known amongst his peers as a screw-up who can't do anything right, whether it be at school or at Duel Monsters. He possesses a pendant called the Emperor's Key, which turns out to be the key to unlocking a gate to another dimension, releasing the spirit Astral and the ninety-nine Numbers cards. With his own Numbers ace, No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope (a.k.a. Number 39: Utopia), Yuma and Astral must track down and collect the remaining Numbers cards. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AnimeHair[=/=]ImprobableHairStyle: As usual. ** There's also the fact that he has the craziest hair out of all of the franchise's protagonists. ''That is really saying something.'' ** Which is taken UpToEleven with his [[spoiler:[=ZEXAL II=]]] transformation. Not only does it have the size of a [[DragonBall Super Saiyan 3's]] hair, but it's ''tri-colored''. * AnimalMotifs: Zexal Weapons: ** BigBadassBirdOfPrey[=/=]WolverineClaws: Eagle Claw. ** DeathOfAThousandCuts: Asura Blow ** KingOfBeasts[=/=]PoweredArmor: Leo Arms, Zexal Weapon Xyz monster and the one with the highest ATK gain. ** MixAndMatchCritters[=/=]SinisterScythe: Chimera Cloth. ** TheFourGods *** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]CoolSword: Tornado Bringer (Seiryu, albeit red as opposed to blue). *** PantheraAwesome[=/=]CoolSword: Lightning Blade (Byakko). *** ThePhoenix[=/=]TheStraightAndArrowPath: Phoenix Bow (Suzaku). *** TurtlePower[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Ultimate Shield (Genbu). *** TigerVsDragon: The aforementioned Lightning Blade and Tornado Bringer respectably. Worth noting that Yuma equipped [[DualWielding both of them]] To Hope Ray in his duel with Tron/Vertix. ** WingedUnicorn[=/=]BladeOnAStick[=/=]PowerNullifier: Unicorn Spear. Its effect may reflect to a unicorn's powers in myths. In legends, it is claimed that a unicorn's horn can neutralize poisons. This may reference to this card's ability to neutralize monster effects during the Battle Phase (Monster effects that are active during the Battle Phase usually either stop your attacks or prevent them from destroying your opponent's monsters). * AudienceSurrogate: Started out as one, but quickly graduated from it by the start of the second season. * BreakTheCutie: Occurs [[UpToEleven multiple times]] in Zexal I and Zexal II ** ''Zexal I'': *** Episode 14: When Yuma is [[spoiler:almost defeated by Kaito, he becomes wary of dueling and feels like he can't protect Astral.]] *** Episode 47-48: Yuma's [[spoiler:"kattobingu" spirit is stolen from him, leaving him depressed and scared.]] ** ''Zexal II'': *** Episode 84: Yuma almost [[spoiler:loses a duel to Mizael, and again becomes depressed over the fact that he's not a strong enough duelist to protect Astral.]] *** Episode 96: Yuma is broken by the revelation that [[spoiler:Rei Shingetsu was Vector all along, and that he had been faking his friendship with Yuma.]] *** Episode 111: Astral is [[spoiler:killed by Black Mist in order to save Yuma. Astral is able to give a heartwarming goodbye speech to Yuma before both he and Yuma's key disappear.]] *** Episode 124: [[spoiler:Shark reveals his true nature as Nasch, shocking Yuma. When Yuma's key and Nasch's emblem resonate and Yuma sees Nasch's memories, the shock knocks him out.]] *** Episode 128: III and V [[spoiler:lose to Mizael and are sacrificed to the Barian World. Yuma breaks down in tears as Mizael beats them down.]] * ButtMonkey * CatchPhrase: Kattobingu daze, ore! Often shortened to just "Kattobingu" when referenced or used by other characters. (Truthfully, it's a made-up word.) ** Dub catchphrase: "Feeling the flow!", used less often. Also "High five the sky!" ** In the English manga, it's "I'm Gonna Jet!" * ChainedByFashion: His Gagaga monsters. * CharacterDevelopment: He becomes much more strategic in his duels, and relies on Astral's help a lot less. * CoolDownHug: Delivers one to Haruto. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially in the dub. * {{Determinator}} * DealWithTheDevil * DumbIsGood * {{Expy}}: Mainly Judai and Yugi. With a healthy dose of the lack of dueling skill that Jonouchi had way back in the beginning. * ForgetfulJones: He forgot to register for the World Duel Carnival, forgot his invitation to the WDC Finals party, and forgot the Heart Pieces he spent a whole arc collecting when he went to the Finals. He's also misplaced his deck and Key more than once. * FusionDance: Can do so with Astral under extreme circumstances. * HeartIsAnAwesomePower * TheHero * HeroicBSOD: After his first encounter and near-loss to Kaito, Yuma utterly breaks down in the rain in front of Kotori, realizing he isn't good enough and even doing a SkywardScream. ** SkywardScream ** Also in his duel with III, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:without the word "kattobingu," Yuma is terribly depressed and afraid of dueling and taking on challenges in general.]] ** He suffers this again during his duel with [[spoiler:Mizael, so much so that Kaito has to take over the duel in his place]]. * HonorBeforeReason: Averted in his second Duel with Shark; despite promising not to use the Numbers, he summons Hope anyway, after Shark urges him to. Though given the reaction of his friends, it would seem that usually Yuma does play the trope straight. * HotBlooded: In direct comparison to [[TheStoic Yu]][[Anime/YuGiOh5DS sei]]. * TheHunter: Despite his denial of such a title, Yuma is very much a Numbers Hunter. * {{Hypocrite}}: Rare protagonist example, at least in the dubbed version; he freely claims that teamwork is the point of Xyz Monsters, even though he himself doesn't accept external help. ** He gets angry easily at times yet does not approve of others dueling in anger, and at one point [[spoiler:wanted to drop out of the WDC to find his father despite his promise to him about becoming a champion.]] *** There is an episode that hangs a lampshade on this, with Yuma himself pointing out that he is indeed hypocritical and pointing out how that was wrong of him. * IdiotHair: Albeit an exaggerated example. * IdiotHero: To the point where Astral often [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] his dueling misplays. ** He really seems to be the least intelligent out of the series's protagonists. He's actually closer to Jounouchi than he is to Yugi, both as a beginner and in his general personality. ** It's also in stark contrast to the other mains though, who are all TheStoic. This leads to an amusing NotSoStoic moment when they are at Jinlong's ruins, and Yuma smells Jinlong's lunch. Shark thinks that Yuma's sensed a Barian, and when he and Kite see Yuma walking in a trance towards the food, their reaction is priceless. [[spoiler:A look of disbelief that is very out of character for them, before shaking their heads in disgust ever-so slightly.]] * InvincibleHero: For once in this series, it's actually averted. He still wins most plot-important matches, but he actually does lose quite frequently. * JapaneseDelinquents: His Gagaga monsters have this as their theme. * {{Keet}} * KidHero: The youngest main character thus far. * KnightInShiningArmor: Hope and Hope Ray Victory ** BlackKnight: Hope Ray and Hope Ray V. ** DarkIsNotEvil: Hope Ray. UpToEleven with Hope Ray V, which due to the use of [[spoiler:Rank-Up Magic - Limited Barian's Force]] to create it looks downright ''demonic''. *** LightIsNotGood: On the other hand, regarding Hope Ray V. [[spoiler:Rei, the person that gave Yuma the Rank-Up-Magic card used to summon him, is revealed to be Vector. And he gave Yuma the card as part of a BatmanGambit.]] Despite the spoiler and its appearance, it's still the same attribute as Hope's other forms. *** LightIsGood: Hope and Hope Ray Victory. *** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Hope Ray V again. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that the person using the card isn't evil, but [[spoiler:the person who made it possible for Yuma to summon it is]]. ** DualWielding, Triple Wielding, Quadruple Wielding... ** GenerationXerox: Looks remarkably likes his father. ** GoodWingsEvilWings: White as Hope, Black as Hope Ray, psychedelic Purple as Hope Ray V and royal Gold as Hope Ray Victory. ** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Moon Barrier ** MeaningfulName: No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope is so named because he is the last monster to appear when Yuma opened Pandora's Box. *** Hope Ray's name can be taken as a pun on 'ray of hope', and the V in Hope Ray V could have any number of meanings. It can be taken as 'Victory', extending Hope Ray's name into a 'ray of hope for victory', and given that B and V are somewhat interchangable with Japanese phonetics, it could also be seem as Hope Ray [[spoiler:Varian/Barian, fitting its origin as an evolution brought on via a Barian card. The fact that he later obtains more "V" cards, all of Barian origin, practically confrims this.]] It could also be V as the Roman numeral for five, reflecting the fact that Hope Ray V is Rank 5. *** The Victory meaning is shared with [[CaptainObvious Hope Ray Victory]]. *** [[spoiler:Hope Roots may come from the expression "roots of evolution," which states that a beginning or primordial stage of evolution is unbalanced, weak or strong, and as it evolves, it compensates by counterbalancing some traits it loses.]] *** [[spoiler:Beyond the Hope means it is the final hope, beyond all other hopes.]] *** [[spoiler:Future Hope (along with its rank of 0) means it is hope for the unknown future which is not yet set in stone.]] ** MultiMeleeMaster: Zexal Weapons ** ShoulderCannon: Hope Ray V gets four when equipped with V Salamander. ** ShoutOut: Hope Ray V's [[VoltesV V-no-Jigiri]]. ** SinisterScythe: When equipped with [[spoiler:Chimera Cloth, Hope Ray V wields one.]] * LeeroyJenkins: What his dueling style, at least to start out with, tends to lean towards without Astral's help. * TheMcCoy: To [[TheSpock Yusei]], [[TheKirk Jaden, and Yugi]]. * MulticoloredHair: Red and black. * MusclesAreMeaningless: Yuma's a scrawny 13 year old kid whose primary form of exercise is standing still and playing card games yet he routinely pulls off athletic maneuvers that would put an Olympian to shame, typically in the process of getting up after being knocked down while playing that card game. * NextTierPowerUp: He manages to set a new record among the protagonists for the fastest gained canon upgrade to an ace monster with Chaos Numbers 39: King of Wishes, Hope Ray. He got one three times faster than [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]]. [[spoiler:He's gained two more in the anime, and another in the manga since. Subverted with Hope Roots though, which is a power-up, but is actually a downgraded version.]] * ObliviousToLove: Poor Kotori, Cathy and Anna. Lampshaded by Astral. [[spoiler:The ending seems to have subverted this, as Yuma seems to have accepted Kotori's affections.]] * PoweredArmor: In Zexal Mode, [[spoiler:and it gets spiffier and spiffier with each new form.]] * RedIsHeroic: Yuma's [[MulticoloredHair hair]], eyes and parts of his clothing aside, the number 39 on Hope/Utopia is also red and for a while Hope was the only Number monster with a number of that color. Hope Ray V[[note]]which may be a subversion[[/note]] and [[spoiler:Hope Ray Victory]] also have some red parts on their armor. [[spoiler:He even gets a red aura briefly while traveling to Astral World.]] * RedOniBlueOni: The red to Astral's blue. * TheRival: At various points, to Shark, Kite, Gauche, Vector and Alito. * ShoutOut: To Pandora's Box. Yuma opened the door that unleashed 98 evils unto the world, but he also gained the power necessary to fight them: Hope. * StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Take into account the gravity of the word "kattobingu" to him and he slips right into type A.]] * SuperMode: [=ZeXal=], [[spoiler:[=ZeXal=] II, and [=ZeXal=] III.]] * {{Telepathy}}: Yuma and Astral can communicate with each other this way, but they usually don't. After all, how else would Yuma embarrass himself in public by talking with himself? * ThePowerOfFriendship: Played to incredible extremes. Yuma is able to become friends with ANYONE, ranging from stoic and seemingly emotionless characters (Astral), a juvenile delinquent which he helps reform (Shark), a Hunter who will stop at nothing to collect his Numbers and Soul (Kaito), a gentle boy driven to AxCrazy insanity and hatred (III) and even [[spoiler:Rei Shingetsu, who despite revealing himself to be Vector and trying to hurt Yuma countless times, is still cherished by Yuma as a friend as seen when he attempts to rescue him, and his sincerity brings Vector to some sort of HeelFaceTurn.]] It is even hinted in more than one episode that Yuma and Astral are able to go FusionDance into ZEXAL partly because of the bond of trust between them, which Vector tries to sabotage. Shark even Dueled Yuma to snap him out (successfully) of his HeroicBSOD, despite not wanting to admit pout loud that he cares for Yuma a lot, and Kaito Opened up to Yuma gradually (Thanks to Yuma showing genuine concern for him and his brother) and finally considered him his rival (after calling him a mere idiot earlier), and promising him to duel him as many times as he wants in order for Yuma to achieve his goal (of surpassing Kaito). III even called Yuma his first true friend, and that's coming from an innocent soul who had to live in a broken family situation. * TheUnintelligible: Kattobingu! There is no real translation for it. It is merely just a phrase Kazuki Takahashi came up with for Yuma when he created the character. "Katto" literally means "to flare up" ("bingu" is merely the Japanese spelling of the English sound effect "bing"). * VictorGainsLosersPowers: Yuma can use any Numbers which he has defeated and Astral has absorbed, making his Deck expand with each victory. However, he uses very few of them, and generally defaults back to only using Hope. Though when he does, it's very satisfying. * WeakButSkilled: Only his Xyz Monsters are truly powerful in terms of ATK, so he compensates by having various powerful card effects, if he uses them correctly. !!!''Zexal II'' * AllLovingHero: He somehow managed to redeem [[spoiler:''Vector'']], despite [[spoiler: Vector's]] constant {{troll}}ing, maintaining that even if [[spoiler: Vector]] had no soul he'd still believe his lies again and again because he believes that [[spoiler: Vector]] has the potential to have a soul. * BookEnds: Ends the series in the same place and using the same method he started it. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Kaito and Shark. Is the squire due to his relative inexperience with duelling, optimistic attitude, and his status as TheHero. He also tends to look up to both Kaito and Shark. * MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: [[spoiler:Senses Girag first appearance on earth and later Don Thousand alongside Rio. Though what this means about him is currently unknown.]] * RealityWarper: In [=ZeXal=] II form, he can use Re-Contract Universe to change a card, for instance transforming Limited Barian's Force into its 'true form', Numeron Force. * ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:In his final duel with Nasch, Yuma realizes that the price the Door claimed would come with the power that he obtained with Astral, would be to lose who he truly was (his idealistic ability to connect with others), which he ultimately managed to defy.]] !!Astral http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Astral_9783.jpg ->Voiced by: MiyuIrino (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A spirit being from another dimension who meets Yuma after he unlocks a dimensional gate. With no memory of who he is, Astral and Yuma must collect the ninety-nine Numbers monsters to reconstruct his memory. While living with Yuma he tends to make observations regarding daily human life, and possesses great insight into Duel Monsters. As only Yuma can see him, most others tend to think Yuma's going crazy whenever he bickers with him. After regaining memories from several of the Legendary Numbers, he recalls his mission is to destroy the Barian World. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AlienArtsAreAppreciated ** AliensStealCable ** SenseFreak: Astral looooves rice balls. Justified, as he was fused with Yuma at the time, and he normally doesn't eat. * AmnesiacHero: He arrives on Earth with no memories of his past life, and has to piece his memories together by collecting the Numbers. * BatmanGambit: Taking down the math teacher by knowing that he was obsessed with perfection and so would act to restore his LP to 4000 even though doing so was unnecessary. NiceJobFixingItVillain ensues. * DeerInTheHeadlights: Develops a phobia to Kaito, which causes him to freeze up whenever he hears his name. He gets over it. * FusionDance: With Yuma. * HeroicBSOD: The same as Yuma after their near-loss to Kaito. * TheLancer * OhCrap: When Kaito uses Photon Cerberus to prevent the Trap Card which forms Yuma's last defense from activating, Astral freezes up completely. * RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yuma's red. * ReversePsychology: During Yuma's duel with Ukyo; Yuma gets so angry at him he tells Astral he will ''not'' do what he says, so Astral deliberately gives Yuma the ''wrong'' advice, and as he hoped, Yuma does the exact opposite, which is the what he ''should'' do. * SpiderSense: Gets a 'bad feeling' when Kaito is nearby in episode 13. * SpiritAdvisor: Astral is this to Yuma, and later [[spoiler:Shark, Kaito, Kotori and Rio]]. * TheSpock * TheStoic: Which contrasts quite starkly with Yuma. * StopHelpingMe: In-universe. Yuma doesn't take too kindly to Astral trying to take control of his duels, though eventually he starts to realize that he's the main reason he's started winning in the first place. (Possibly owing to Astral's insults, though.) * {{Telepathy}}: As shown in Episode 28, Astral and Yuma can communicate telepathically. Regardless, they usually don't, which is really only noticeable on Yuma's end since, from most people's perspective, he ''is'' talking to air. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cats?]]: Displays a phobia of Cathy's cats, but quickly grows out of it in subsequent episodes. !!!''Zexal II'' * AttackAttackAttack: [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=], he recklessly attacks Vector's Number even though doing so is only damaging his own Life Points.]] * TheBerserker: [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=] form.]] * CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler:Vector uses his suppressed jealousy and anger of Yuma being a closer friend towards "Shingetsu" than with him and Yuma not telling him he's a Barian to make him absolutely ''batshit''.]] * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:In the first half of Episode 98, both as Dark [=ZeXal=] and as himself.]] * HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Forces Yuma out of Zexal II mode so Yuma wouldn't be hit by Black Mist's attack]]. [[spoiler:He almost does it again in Episode 139, only for Eliphas to take his place.]] ** GoOutWithASmile/PutOnABus: [[spoiler:He gives one final smile to Yuma before vanishing in episode 111.]] *** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Reunites with Yuma ten episodes later.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Dark [=ZeXal=] uses a berserker strategy to try and overwhelm Vector with continuous attacks which increase in power, but due to Vector's Hundred Over Trap, the reckless attacks only damage Dark [=ZeXal=] himself.]] ** [[spoiler:Episode 121 shows that whatever Astral did during his battle against Don Thousand in the past ended up harming them both.]] * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: ** Number 99[[spoiler:: Dragon King of Wishes, Hope Dragoon]] ** Number 100[[spoiler:: Numeron Dragon]] * MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:When Vector corrupts him with darkness, he begins to chant '[=ZeXal=]'.]] ** [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=] form, he constantly repeats the order for Hope Ray V to attack Shining, as well as the name of Chimera Cloth's power-up effect.]] * SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:When he's DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]] * YearsTooEarly: Says this to [[spoiler: Yuma during their final face-off, after being challenged by his human partner to a duel, with the Barian World and Yuma's memories of Astral at stake, after overwhelming him in one turn with 5 Utopia monsters.]] !!Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro (Reginald "Shark" Kastle) [[quoteleft:141:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Sharkfull_5835.png]] ->Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (JP), Gary Mack (EN) Known as the number one bully at Yuma's school, Shark is a duelist who once played at the national level, but was banned from the circuit due to looking at his opponent's deck before the championship match. Due to his skills, at first he is arrogant and merciless to his opponents, defeating Tetsuo and taking his deck through the ante rule and crushing Yuma's pendant, but upon being defeated by Yuma he shows that he does have some sense of honor by returning the deck without protest, and Yuma believes that one day they'll be friends. During his first duel with Yuma his ace monster is No. 17: Leviathan Dragon, and afterwards he switches to Black Ray Lancer. After his duel with III he gains possession of No. 32: Marine Biting Dragon - Shark Drake. During his duel with IV, he is able to use Chaos Xyz Change, evolving Shark Drake into [=CNo.=] 32: Shark Drake Vice. In the manga he gains No. 47: Nightmare Shark instead. He had a previous human incarnation as the king of an island kingdom. An enemy king (Vector's past incarnation) attacked said kingdom and, after having his Gorgonic Guardians defeated, summoned a deity (No. 73: Abyss Splash the Roaring Waterfall Diety) to smite the kingdom for good. However, his friend, a knight riding a Pegasus (Durbe) arrived to assist, giving the princess (Rio) the opportunity to sacrifice herself to summon another deity (No. 94: Crystal Zero the Polar Ice Princess) to counter. After that, Shark furiously attacked Vector's army and pursued the mad king to his kingdom, where he met a girl named Iris who looked strangely similar to Rio. Shark decided to fight King Vector on his own to minimize the losses, but Vector started a Shadow Game, which meant the more monsters of a certain player's were destroyed, the more losses their army would have. Shark won the duel, but all the monsters in his deck were sent to the graveyard, meaning, his entire army died. An unspecified amount of time later, he died and was reincarnated as Nasch, the leader of the Seven Barian Emperors, but was killed by Vector, who had also be reincarnated as a Barian and was reincarnated again into his present life. After Durbe shows him his past memories, he transforms back into Nasch. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * BadassBiker: Following his first loss to Yuma, he drove a rather cool motorcycle - or something like one - for a while. (WordOfGod has said that Shark's bike is "not a motorcycle but a futuristic vehicle that has yet to be named", which is why he can drive it, despite not being legal driving age, and they didn't go into further detail.) * BadassNormal: He's shown to be an excellent duelist even when he doesn't have a Numbers card and is able to hold his own against Kaito [[spoiler:even if he loses.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: With No. 17: Leviathan Dragon and No. 32: Shark Drake [[spoiler:and Chaos Number 32: Shark Drake Vice.]] * BattleAura: [[spoiler:Gets a dark purple one when he gives in to Shark Drake in episode 58.]] * BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Tron due to his actions in the duel with IV.]] * BigBrotherInstinct * BlackKnight: Black Ray Lancer, his first ace card. * CurbStompBattle: Does this to Tetsuo in the first episode and [[spoiler:Yuma]] in the 10th. * TheCorruption: Shark Drake's effect on him. Just like Tron planned. ** AchillesHeel: Seems like Yuma is this to Shark Drake's effect on Ryoga. * [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Starting from his nickname, shark monsters such as Jawsman and Aero Shark make up the main component of his sea deck. ** Then you get something weirder like the Sharktopus, a MixAndMatchCritter of a shark and octopus. ** UpToEleven with Shark Drake and Nightmare Shark. [[spoiler:And finally with Shark Drake Vice.]] * FireForgedFriends: He starts respecting Yuma and being friendly towards him, though not a member of Yuma's group by his own choice, after their tag match. ** ThePowerOfFriendship: Which he uses to resist No. 32's mind control. * IneffectualLoner: It's worth noticing that in the openings, in contrast to Yuma with Astral and his friends, Shark is often shown alone in dark places. But Yuma refuses to let him go, and insists that they're friends. [[spoiler:He eventually begins to avert it, especially when Rio joins the cast.]] * ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Non-romantic example, towards Yuma as he excessively tries to push the latter away as to make sure that he doesn't end up hurt by IV. * {{Jerkass}}: He starts out as this at the beginning of the series but after Yuma defeats him, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he begins to become more humble]]. * KickTheDog: Upon their first meeting he steals Yuma's pendant and crushes it, saying that he obviously didn't care for it much if he couldn't protect it. Good thing Yuma's rather forgiving. * LargeHam: Once a duel begins he starts chewing scenery like there's no tomorrow. * LaughablyEvil: Even before his HeelFaceTurn, people still find Shark's tenacity to be a {{Jerkass}} hilarious...until he smashed Yuma's pendent. * MakingASplash: His Deck is primarily Water-Attribute monsters and support cards. * MulticoloredHair: Purple and pale blue. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Claims she is to anyone who cannot duel at at least Yuma's level. This is misinterpreted by Takashi and Tokunosuke as "Yuma is dating Rio". * NobodyCallsMeChicken: In the dub. * OldShame: InUniverse example. Used to be a championship-level duelist, but he was tricked into cheating by a forced glance at his opponent's Deck pre-match and was disqualified from the championship. He went downhill after this. ** Seems to think a bit of this about [[WhatTheHellHero crushing Yuma's key]], and in return tries to keep it safe from Kaito. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well.]] * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:How he brought out Shark Drake Vice.]] * TheRival: To Yuma initially, then to IV after he and Yuma become friends. ** ItsPersonal ** {{Revenge}} * SanityHasAdvantages: For Shark, this is ''very'' true. The first two times he lost to Yuma, he was BrainwashedAndCrazy or under some other form of mind control. The times he was fully lucid and in control of his actions, however, [[CurbStompBattle Yuma didn't stand a chance.]] And this is usually the case with him overall, most of the time. * TheStoic: Outside of duels. * SuperMode: For Shark Drake, [=CNo.=] 32: Shark Drake Vice. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:When he fully embraces Shark Drake's power, he glows with purple aura and gets the power to summon Chaos Number 32.]] * WorthyOpponent: Considers Yuma to be this eventually. * YourSoulIsMine: Lost his soul after losing against Kaito after their duel. He got better, thanks to Yuma. !!!''Zexal II'' * AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Like his sister, he's started showing traits that provide a possible connection to the Barians. The first evidence was in episode 100, where he gets an aura that repairs Durbe's Barialapis bracelet, allowing Durbe to take his true form. The second (which pretty much confirms it) is in episodes 108-109, where he relives his previous life as a king who fought Vector's past human incarnation. Then he turns back into Nasch.]] * BridalCarry: Gives one to his twin sister Rio in episode 78 after defeating Chitaro Ariga and freeing her from his imprisonment. * DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Shark had died ''three times'' before the start of the series - first during his past life as King, next he's killed as a Barian by Vector and reincarnated as a human, then finally dies ''again'' in a car crash. Though that last one wasn't the Shark we've known.]] * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After learning about his past as Nasch, he defects from the heroes and joins the rest of the Barian Emperors to protect his people.]] * HatesBeingTouched: Behaves this way when Chitaro Ariga holds his shoulder. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Kaito and Yuma. Is the knave due to his cold attitude, loner nature, and lack of care towards things other than his friends and dueling. At the start of the series, he also dueled for his own self-interest and mixed in with a gang as a mercenary duelist. * MementoMacguffin: Episode 78 reveals that he wore the two silver rings on his right hand throughout the first ZEXAL series as a reminder of his sister, Rio, [[spoiler:who presented them to him when they were kids and suggested that they wear them to symbolize their bond as twins. When Shark dismissed it as a stupid idea, Rio threw the rings to the ground in anger and walked away, prompting him to wear them thereafter. He later gives one to Rio in the hospital. Their bond later helps to free Rio from Chitaro Ariga's imprisonment, with the rings now serving their original purpose.]] * ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:During his first meeting with Yuma after his FaceHeelTurn, he insists that he is Nasch, and no longer "Shark" or "Ryouga".]] * NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Neither him or Rio have turned against their will. They chose to embrace their past lives and defend the Barian World, which is why their human friends attempts to make them remember don't work.]] * StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:He attempts to goad those who duel him into hatred precisely because he doesn't want anyone to pull a IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, like IV attempts on him.]] * TomatoInTheMirror: Shark smashes the mirror when [[spoiler:in his past life memories he sees the Barian pendant around his neck.]] * YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:Durbe seems to be trying to convince him of this. After showing Shark the remaining memories of his past life, he succeeds, resulting in Shark transforming into Nasch offscreen.]] !!Kaito Tenjo (Kite Tenjo) [[quoteleft:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Kaitofull_5248.png]] ->Voiced by: KoukiUchiyama (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A 'Numbers Hunter', Kaito is hunting down and capturing Numbers monsters to try and help his brother, Haruto, who allegedly can only have his strange disease cured if all one-hundred Numbers are gathered. His Deck theme is the 'Photon' cards, with his ace being Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. In addition, he also possesses around fifteen Numbers, five of which are known: No. 10: White Knight Illuminator, No. 20: Gig-Anto Brilli-Ant, No. 30: Acid Golem of Destruction, No. 56: Goldrat, and No. 09: Sky Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere. As of episode 43, he now holds the current strongest Xyz monster in the game, Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. As of episode 64, he has lost all of his Numbers cards. He later gained a few more, though has apparently lost all of them as well, after his apparent death. In the manga he has a stronger version of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon called Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon. He also gets No. 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon from Kyoji Yagumo. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AntiVillain: Aside from his sympathetic motivation, Kaito tries to keep the fact that those who lose to him will have their souls taken a secret, and even commends Yuma on his spirit. * BadassBoast: Gets one in his Rank 7 appearance before beating down a gun-wielding thug: --> '''Kaito''': I am the light that illuminates the darkness stagnating people's hearts. * BadassLongcoat: Black most of the time, but it turns into a [[Anime/YuGiOh Kaiba]] and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack]]-esque white one when he Duels due to his Photon Change. * BerserkButton: Hurt Haruto, and he will ''crush you''. * BigBrotherInstinct: His motivation is healing his younger brother Haruto, to the point [[spoiler:he cancels a Duel with Yuma he was about to win when he finds out that Haruto has collapsed.]] ** Even better in the tag duel with him teaming with Yuma against III and IV. [[spoiler:His BigBrotherInstinct and bond with Haruto manifests itself as the ''strongest Xyz monster in the game''.]] *** And during his duel [[spoiler:against Tron when Tron begins to torture Haruto]] he was fully ready and actually tried to walk away from the duel and go to his brother. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him Tron won't have any of that....]] * BigCreepyCrawlies: No. 20: Gig-Anto Brilli-Ant. * BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Episode 36; he stops an airship from crashing with ''[[{{Badass}} only himself]]'' [[{{Badass}} piloting it]] and Orbital 7 ''pushing against it''.]] * CatchPhrase: In the dub, the chant to summon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is either this or some variation of it: -->'''Kaito:''' Here comes the monster more savage than a supernova! With a cataclysmic force of ten black holes put together! A cosmic scourge that vaporizes anything in its path: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon! ** He usually says something dramatic when he summons Neo-Galaxy Eyes, but it's different each time. * ConspicuousCG: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; No.30: Acid Golem of Destruction. * DarkReprise: After taking Kaito's numbers, Tron unleashes 3 powerful monsters in one turn...the first of which being Number 10: White Knight Illuminator. A bit too eerily similar of the first turn Kaito took on-screen, bringing out the same number to start off his combo. * DeadlyUpgrade: The Photon Transformation puts considerable stress on his heart, to the point that his resting heart rate is well over 100 beats per minute. * DontYouDarePityMe: Tends to take this attitude when Yuma shows concern about him, most notably in episodes 42-43, 55-56 and 69-71. * {{Expy}}: Kaito looks pretty similar to [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Paradox]], to the point of fans referring to him as 'Kid Paradox'. As is typical for ''YGO'' rivals, Kaito is also to a degree an Expy of [[Anime/YuGiOh Kaiba]] with a 3000 ATK point ace dragon and a similar white coat. ** Both also share similar motive in their quest: to rescue their brother. ** And at one point in the manga, he takes Tetsuo hostage, making a similarity with Pegasus. Yes, he is an expy of at least 3 characters. ** Make that four - His Photon Mode also makes him look like Jack Atlas of ''Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's'' and when he summons Neo Galaxy-Eyes he calls it "my very soul", just like what Jack does when he summons Red Dragon Archfiend. He also called Galaxy-Eyes "my soul." * GeniusBruiser: The equivalent; his Deck hits very hard due to its ability to rapidly summon Numbers and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, but Kaito is a ''very'' good player noted to be more skilled than Astral, to the point he even takes into account the fact his Galaxy-Eyes can't destroy Numbers by using his Photon Wind card to capitalize. * GenreSavvy: He is smart enough to neutralize the threat of a face-down card rather than charging in, knowing full well that it would more-than-likely screw him over: --> '''Kaito''': Did you really think I would attack carelessly when there is a face-down card on your field? * TheHunter: Introduces himself as "the Numbers Hunter," and certainly lives up to the title. * LightIsNotGood: His 'Photon' cards are either Light-Attribute monsters or support Light-Attribute monsters, but he's at best a WellIntentionedExtremist. And his above BadassBoast more-or-less cements it. Also, his dueling attire is white. * ManInWhite: Only when he Duels, due to his 'Duel Mode Photon Change', which aside from just screaming LightIsNotGood, may be what prevents him from being corrupted by the Numbers. * ManOfKryptonite: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is designed to take down Xyz monsters even going by its real-life profile, where it can remove itself and the monster it battles from play and return both to the field later. Due to the way Xyz Monsters work, this removes their Xyz Material Monsters, leaving them without the ability to activate their effects which need them to give up an Xyz Material. To add insult to injury, Galaxy-Eyes gains 500 ATK for each Xyz Material the other removed monster had when they jumped out of play. If it takes out an Xyz with five materials, this makes it stronger than ''F.G.D'', one of the two strongest monsters in the game. And this is ''before'' it upgrades to Neo Galaxy-Eyes... * MegaManning: Like Yuma, he adds the Numbers he defeats to his Deck. * MidSeasonUpgrade: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. * MoralityPet: His brother, Haruto. * NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:He almost beat Yuma, literally declaring a winning attack with Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, but called off the Duel after discovering that Haruto had collapsed.]] * OlderThanHeLooks: He's actually 18 at the start of the series. Not uncommon given Yugioh's art style. * PetTheDog: It's heartwarming to see Kaito with his brother, to say the least: --> '''Kaito''': You're just dreaming... a bad dream... ** Another example, he was clearly watching Orbital 7's duel with Yuma that Orbital 7 snuck off to do, proven by the small compliment he gave the guy when he got back. * PowerupFullColorChange: Whenever Kaito goes into Photon Mode. * TheRival: Both to Yuma AND Astral. But he considers Astral to be his ''true'' rival, whereas Yuma is just an [[IdiotHero idiot]]. * RodentsOfUnusualSize: No.56: Goldrat * SayMyName: "HARUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" He does this many, many, MANY times. * ShoutOut: His Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is a CallBack to Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragon in Duel Monsters, with a similar name theme, appearance and the same stats (3000 ATK/2500 DEF). ** Also, his ability to change his clothes to white and apparently duel without a D-Gazer is called [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Duel Mode]] Photon Change. Is Kaito a displaced ''5D's'' character missing a D-Wheel? *** Well, Orbital 7 CAN become a motorcycle... ** His first appearance features him diving off a skyscraper, opening glider wings and smashing through glass to enter a building. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Hm...]] ** In one scene, he calls his Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon "Waga tamashii" ("My soul" in English). That's what [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] calls his Red Demon's Dragon / [[DubNameChange Red Dragon Archfiend]]. ** And his Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is an {{Expy}} of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, and Paladin of Photon Dragon is the "Photon" counterpart of Paladin of White Dragon, Paladin of the Cursed Dragon and Knight of Dark Dragon. * SuperMode: He gains the ability to [[TurnsRed turn Red]] summon Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Neo Galaxy-Eyes itself counts as one for Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. And we do mean SUPER, given that it's a serious contender for one of the strongest Xyz monsters in the game. [[spoiler:Also gains an alternate upgrade for Galaxy-Eyes, Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. Which is just as strong, but can get stronger far more easily and when it's destroyed, it comes back to BOOT.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: Very well-intentioned, and very extreme in his methods. * WhiteKnight: It's in the name; "No. 10: White Knight Illuminator", though the CGI makes it look like it's a knight on a HellishHorse. * WorfEffect: Both him and Galaxy-Eyes in the second and third arcs, though they get some of it back in the next two. * YourSoulIsMine: A side-effect of his Numbers collecting "Photon Hand" is taking the opponent's soul. Though, unusually, Kaito seems to have a problem with taking his opponents' souls. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheAtoner[=/=]BeAllMySinsRemembered: Appears to have become this as of Zexal II, judging by his line to the thugs in episode 75 telling him they'll "send him to hell;" --> '''Kaito''': [[spoiler:I'm already headed there. It's where my guilty soul will end up one day. But I'm taking your Barian World with me! Are you ready to repent?]] * DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:His final duel with Mizael has him creating an all new ace monster for himself, ''Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon'', out of just sheer willpower as he's slowly dying due to lack of oxygen on account of the duel being on the moon. Not only does he win, he ends up unlocking Number 100 in the process, which is the key to the Numeron Code. Then he promptly dies, but not before passing on the code to Mizael, whom he admits is the better dragon tamer, showing an AlwaysSomeoneBetter moment.]] * GenreSavvy: Warns Yuma that [[spoiler:the events surrounding Shingetsu's kidnapping were too convenient, and that it was likely that Yuma, Kaito and Shark were going straight into a trap]]. Yuma proceeds to ignore Kaito's warning. [[spoiler:It bites them pretty hard in the ass.]] * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Shark and Yuma. Is the knight due to his gathering of the Number cards for the sake of curing his brother Haruto's illness, and his doing so under Dr. Faker's instructions. Additionally, the first Number card that he used is No. 10: White Knight Illuminator, which can be said to be a representation of that nature. * MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:"Prime" means "Main" or "Important", which could show Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon is the "Main" "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" or important to Photon Dragon.]] * PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Defeated Mizael but died from suffocation due to the damage sustained on his spacesuit.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Friends in Heartland]] !!Kotori Mizuki (Tori Meadows) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Kotori_Mizuki_1927.jpg ->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoKomatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) A friend of Yuma's. She's much more sensible and down-to-earth than he is, so as a result she tends to have to constantly nanny him. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * TheChick * ClingyJealousGirl: Shows some shades of this towards Yuma. * DamselInDistress: She is often used as leverage against Yuma. Even in ''Zexal II'' where she does get a fairy deck, it really doesn't make any difference. * TheLoad: Insists on tagging along with Yuma on his adventures even though the situations can be quite dangerous and she can't provide much help or defend herself. She eventually gets a deck but has only used it once in the series (and that when when she was mind controlled). * LimitedWardrobe: Averted. In contrast to almost everyone else, she has at least eight outfits she cycles through in addition to her school uniform. * MsFanservice: She is the most prominently featured female character. ** MagicSkirt: Her casual wear isn't as bad, but her school uniform's incredibly short. ** PantyShot: Averted, most blatantly in episode 13. * MulticoloredHair: Two shades of green. * NeutralFemale * OnlySaneMan: Especially in episode 97, where [[spoiler:she snaps Yuma out of his angst between choosing to protect his firends and Astral, and then Takes a Third Option to save herself and her friends.]] * SayMyName: She's like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]] basically in that her most used word is "Yuma". * ShipTease: It is heavily implied she harbors a crush on Yuma. * [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Shows more than enough tech knowledge to qualify as this. * TheWatson: When Duel Monsters is involved, allowing any of the more duel-savvy characters such as Tetsuo to explain the rules to her (and the audience). * {{Tsundere}} * ZettaiRyouiki: To varying grades depending on her outfit. !!!''Zexal II'' * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of Girag. * FairySexy: Starts using a Fairy deck after getting pointers from Rio. * [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Gains the unique distinction of being the first YuGiOh love interest that actually wins. Ever.]] !!Tetsuo Takeda (Bronk Stone) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9su4pLzKC1rdsudto1_500_8744.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Makoto Shimada (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) Another one of Yuma's friends. He can be quite competitive and often finds humor in others' failings, particularly with Yuma, but he generally tends to be on Yuma's side. He uses a Clockwork Deck with his Ace Monster being Clockwork Shikigami. ---- * {{Acrofatic}}: Can ride a skateboard at ludicrous speed and deliver a powerful jumping uppercut to a giant robot. * TheBigGuy * ClockworkCreature: His deck is themed after toys made of clockwork. * FatBestFriend * GeniusBruiser: For the show's standards anyway. Tetsuo is a big guy, but as episode 20 shows us he is a very capable duelist. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes off as a bit of a dick at first, but is revealed to have a good side. * NiceHat: A red baseball cap always turned backwards. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Yuma. !!!''Zexal II'' * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Subverted. He succeeds in reminding her of her self as Rio, but she defeats and kills him as she stands by Barian World no matter what.]] !!Cathy (Cathy Katherine) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8tqo8ZX1E1rd1bedo2_500_6830.png]] ->Voiced by: YuKobayashi (JP), Bella Hudson (EN) A shy girl in Yuma's class who has a crush on him. Eventually joins the group when he starts paying attention to her after they duel. Uses a cat themed deck. ---- * ActionGirl: Outside of duels, she's surprisingly... cat-like in her reflexes and agility. * TheBeastmaster: She can command a legion of cats to do her bidding. * BigFancyHouse: One with a rather gothic, cat-like theme. In the manga version, it has a high-tech computer lab in the basement that the Numbers Club use for their headquarters. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Thanks to Girag in episode 81. * CatGirl: Technically, it's cat ear-shaped hair, but it's close enough. She also meows occasionally, and can communicate with cats. * ClassyCatBurglar * CrazyCatLady: Not as crazy as other examples, but she's still up there. * EngagingConversation: In the manga, she shows off all her cool tech, and then casually points out to Yuma that if he marries her, all this will be his. [[CaptainObvious Kotori was not pleased.]] * TheGlassesComeOff: When she duels so that she may fasten her duel gazer. * GothicLolita: Her dueling outfit. * GracefulLoser: Towards Dog-chan. * FemmeFatalons: Has a pair of gloves with cat-like claws on the fingertips. * HairDecorations: Her ears are formed by triangular hair clips. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Literally pushes Tori to go with Yuma to Barian World, accepting that Tori is able to support Yuma better than she could.]] * KindheartedCatLover * MagicSkirt: Like every girl in school. * {{Meganekko}}: Pun definitely intended. * {{Ninja}}: Perhaps not officially, but she's got plenty of the moves. * NotBrainwashed: She wasn't stalking Yuma because she was brainwashed, she just wanted his attention. * ShrinkingViolet: Is incredibly shy and soft-spoken normally. * SpyCatsuit * StalkerWithACrush: Early on towards Yuma, but eventually comes to openly follow him along with the rest of his friends. * SuperSpeed * UnusualEyebrows: She doesn't have any. Its usually not noticeable because her eyes are really expressive. !!Takashi Todoroki (Caswell Francis) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9yec3jy6V1rb5lxto1_1280_3920.png]] ->Voiced by: Taishi Murata (JP), JasonGriffith (EN) The class president and another one of Yuma's friends. ---- * CatchPhrase: "To sum it up..." The dub renders this as "In the end..." * EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Referred to as "Class Rep" more than his actual name. * ManipulativeBastard: PlayedForLaughs when he blackmails Ukyo, ''one of his own teachers'', into helping them find Yuma's key. * NiceGuy: He can be a bit smarmy at times, but he's the class representative because he often goes out of his way to help people. * TheSmartGuy !!Tokunosuke Omoteura (Flip Turner) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mcmrxvu7Ak1qeog7wo1_400_5097.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Aki Kaneda (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN) A clever if somewhat creepy boy who used trickery and cheating when dueling his opponents and believed everyone was a bad person underneath. Yuma defeated him and proved otherwise, and the two became friends in the process. After taking one of Don Thousand's Fake Numbers in the hopes of helping Yuma, he is sacrificed in order to merge the Barian World and Earth together. ---- * DefeatMeansFriendship: Not completely deserved though, see below. * EasilyForgiven: Especially since he's still getting into trouble and his antics result in Yuma [[spoiler:coming close to losing in a 2-vs-1 duel, though a major part of that is the fact that Astral is being kept captive by No. 96.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Baby Tiragon he snuck into Yuma's deck ends up allowing Yuma to win. ** [[spoiler:Thought that taking one of Don Thousand's artificial Number cards would allow him to help Yuma. Instead, he's converted to energy and is sacrificed.]] * {{Expy}}: Of Insector Haga, both in appearance and in tactics (sneaking your opponent a card just to cheat them). * FreudianExcuse: When he was younger, a bunch of kids cheated him out of his cards, breaking his faith in others and convincing him to resort to cheating to win. * HeelFaceTurn: Not well deserved. * MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: His dub name, which reflects on his philosophy and dueling style. Strangely, his last name didn't turn up until a recent character bio on [[http://nicktoons.nick.com/shows/yu-gi-oh-zexal/characters/flip-turner.html Nicktoons' website]]. * NerdGlasses: But Yuma thinks they're cool. (In the dub.) * PragmaticHero: Even after he befriends Yuma, Flip retains his willingness to push moral boundaries, though he is firmly on the good side. * TheSmartGuy: Street smart to the Rep's tech smart. * SnakeOilSalesman * VerbalTic: "-ura," which results in a rather amusing scene in episode 66 when [[spoiler:Yuma goes Zexal in front of the WDC audience and they mishear it as "Zexal-ura" due to Tokunosuke's tic.]] !! Ukyo Kitano (Mr. Kay) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Untitled4_839.png]] ->Voiced by: TomoakiMaeno (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The adviser of the protagonists' class and a teacher in their school. A kind hearted man that has a "small" hobby in hacking. Also the original holder of No. 34: Terror-Byte. ---- * BrainwashedAndCrazy: By No. 34: Terror-Byte. * HotTeacher * PlayfulHacker[=/=]TheCracker: His normal behavior and his Numbers-possessed behavior. * ThePerfectionist: What he was like when he was controlled by Terror-Byte. * TheSmartGuy * WellIntentionedExtremist: Seriously, he never had any evil motive. He was just trying to complete a city-wide [[AugmentedReality AR]] circuit through hacking! !!Fuya Okudaira (Nelson Andrews) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9xz96XinJ1rdsudto1_500_5830.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) A child actor who plays a superhero character called Different Dimension [=ESPer=] Robin. However, he doesn't initially enjoy the acting lifestyle all that much, and only performs out of love for his mother. After meeting with Yuma, he becomes more outgoing and willing to go against his rather controlling mother's wishes. The original holder of No. 83: Galaxy Queen. ---- * BaitAndSwitchCredits: The first opening theme features him in the same sections as Yuma's main rivals. He continues to make appearances in the opening and ending themes due to the character's popularity, but rarely actually shows up. * CharlesAtlasSuperPower * ConspicuousCG: {{Inverted}}; Galaxy Queen is notable because it's one of the few Numbers ''not'' rendered in CG. * GracefulLoser * HumongousMecha: Super Dimensional Robot Galaxy Destroyer. * LonelyRichKid * LostInCharacter * LoveMakesYouCrazy: The reason he's in the show business, and the reason he turned to the dark side was because he loved his mother so much that he couldn't say no to her. * ParentalSubstitute: Galaxy Queen looks exactly like his mother, and he thought she was his mother while brainwashed by the card. * PutOnABus: Twice ** OneShotCharacter: He was originally a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Number of the Week]] *** TheBusCameBack: He came back during the Heartland tournament as a contestant. *** BackForTheDead: The second time he comes back, [[spoiler:he's defeated off-screen and sent to the Barian World.]] * ProductPlacement: Robin can be seen ''everywhere'' in Heartland City. * ShowWithinAShow: Different Dimension Esper Robin/The Sparrow. * SuperheroesWearTights !!Anna Kozuki (Anna Kaboom) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m3gv1cFoIO1rthblso4_1280_9142.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Rei Mochizuki (JP), Suzy Myers (EN) A tomboyish and somewhat violent girl who confuses Yuma with an old crush of hers who she never got the chance to confess to. Even after the truth is revealed, she decides that she likes Yuma and comes to his aid every now and again. Her dueling style is very overpowering, but most of her cards require her to get rid of her backrow and/or hand to maintain, meaning she has few backup options. ---- * BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening and ending themes prominently feature her as if she is a main cast member. She appears in only eight episodes, with two of those only being cameos. Overall, she tends to appear once or twice an arc. * {{Bokukko}}: Although she actually uses the male-only "ore". ** {{Tomboy}} * BouquetToss: In a {{Flashback}} scene, she catches it at [[BattleCouple Tobio and Umimi’s]] wedding, and finds that Umimi has hidden a strange game card inside of it; the card is key to winning the tag duel with Yuma – against a brainwashed Tobio and Umimi – in the present time. * {{BFG}}: Her cannon, which has enough power to take chunks out of skyscrapers. * BigDamnHeroes: Pulls this on the Duel Coaster to save Yuma from being overwhelmed by a 3-on-1 duel. Then she fires blasts from her cannon at Mizael. * BoobsOfSteel * CharlesAtlasSuperPower: She's strong enough to punch through concrete. * CuteBruiser: After she develops her crush on Yuma, she tends to blush around him and act a bit less HotBlooded. * CoolTrain[=/=]SiegeEngines: Her entire deck is centered around them. Her ace card is the culmination of the two: the utterly ridiculous ''Super Dreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max'', a rank 10 Xyz requiring ''two level 10'' monsters. * EasilyForgiven: Yeah, Yuma and Tori don't seem to mind the little incident where she tried to kill them and blew up half of downtown Heartland in the process... Or the one where she beat up and tied up one of the Duel Carnival finalists in order to get on the Duel Coaster... (Maybe it's because she helped him with the Fallguys, but still...) * ForgottenChildhoodFriend ** MistakenIdentity: The reason Yuma doesn't remember her is because she ''isn't'' a childhood friend. Anna was mistaking him for someone named ''Yuya Tsukune''. (Kumo Tsuyuma in the dub.) * ForMassiveDamage: She aims to do as much damage as possible with either high attack or effect damage, but she often tries to inflict more damage than necessary. * {{Gainaxing}} * GenkiGirl * GlassCannon: Her dueling style, as Astral notes. She has easy-to-summon monsters with insane attack, including one that rivals [[PhysicalGod Five God Dragon]], but they often require high costs to maintain or lock down her own spells/traps so she has virtually no protection if something goes awry. * TheGunslinger * HeroicSacrifice: Non-lethal example on ''two separate occasions'', making a move in a duel that has taken her out in order to help Yuma. (Neither duel had any lethal stakes involved - for her at least - so she survived both times. This seems to echo her reckless nature.) ** [[spoiler:Her defeat during the Barian Emperor Onslaught was almost a real one, but she and the others were restored due to Yuma's victory over Nasch.]] * LeeroyJenkins: She's even worse than Yuma. * PlayedForLaughs: Her intro episode, which starts with her trying to murder Yuma with a giant cannon. * SheCleansUpNicely: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/pluggedbus/yugioh/awdzev.jpg Witness]]. * SmallGirlBigGun: Wields a giant cannon. * ShoutOut: To Kallen Kozuki of CodeGeass. * SwissArmyWeapon: A cannon that can turn into a flying machine. How about that? * {{Tsundere}}: A sterling example of one. * WomanScorned: Thankfully she's also a tsundere. * {{Yandere}}: Not quite, but she came ''awfully close''... !!Rio Kamishiro (Rio Kastle) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mdc5qlMkq21rk2oaio1_1280_269.png]] ->Voiced by: Creator/MegumiHan (JP), Alyson Leigh Rosenfield (EN) Shark's younger twin sister, and also a genius at dueling. She resents being seen only as "Shark's sister" or simply a decoration, and has therefore resolved to become strong enough to be both respected in her own right and able to defend herself against those who would use her against Shark. She had a previous human incarnation as the princess of an island kingdom, while Shark was the king. An enemy prince (Vector's past incarnation) attacked said kingdom and, after having his Gorgonic Guardians defeated, summoned a deity (No. 73 Abyss Splash the Roaring Waterfall Diety) to smite the kingdom for good. However, a knight riding a Pegasus (Durbe) arrived to assist, giving Rio the opportunity to sacrifice herself to summon another deity (No. 94 Crystal Zero the Polar Ice Princess) to counter. She was eventually reincarnated as Merag, one of the Seven Barian Emperors, but was killed by Vector, who was also reincarnated as a Barian, and was reincarnated into her present life before regaining her past memories and turning back into Merag. ---- * AccidentalMisnaming: Dislikes it when Yuma calls her "Shark's sister" or variations of it. * ActionGirl / {{Badass}}: Just watch her take on an entire soccer team by her lonesome [[spoiler:and WIN.]] ** Then she duels a Barian opponent who only saw her as a potential hostage. [[spoiler:She wins again.]] *** DarkActionGirl: Joins the [[spoiler:Barians after regaining her memories]] * [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyHuman: Has been shown to have a power that allows to her sense Barians, as well as entering trancelike states that let her know when they're coming. Then we learn that she herself is a Barian.]] * AnIcePerson: Uses ice monsters. * AscendedExtra * BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:In Episode 114 due to being infected by Kurage's jellyfish poison.]] * BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Uses an ice winged beast type deck. * [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: To Kotori for dueling. * ChildProdigy: Said to be a duelist equal to Shark. ** TheAce: Is good at pretty much everything and explains that she wants to be strong so she is recognized as something besides "Shark's sister" and so that no one will ever use her to get to Shark again. * CynicismCatalyst: Though alive, her injuries produce the same motivation for Shark. ** TheFaceless: Until ZEXAL II, she was always shown in the hospital, covered in bandages. * DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Done to her by Abyss in order to give Shark a SecretTestOfCharacter through their duel.]] * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Long-term Yu-Gi-Oh viewers probably expected her to be an {{Expy}} of Serenity from the first series. When she finally lost the bandages from her eyes, the first thing she did was...insult Shark for dueling badly before turning away in disgust. * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After regaining her memories as Merag, she defects from the heroes and joins the rest of the Barian Emperors to protect her people.]] * HalfIdenticalTwins * HelloNurse: Most of the school's male students instantly start swooning over her, including Tetsuo. * IllGirl: Stuck in the hospital, she is this way after [[spoiler:receiving extensive burns from a duel with IV, who was actually doing it on Tron's orders.]] * MagicSkirt: Somehow plays soccer, does martial arts, basketball, and a number of other activities that involve a lot of movement without her incredibly short school skirt causing any problems. ** MsFanservice: Episode 81 had a "beach volleyball duel" that was a well-crafted excuse to put her in a bikini. * MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: She can sense Barians arriving on Earth, as well as what really happened in the Numebr ruins. * NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Both she and Shark willingly abandon their human lives to make up for the mistakes of their past lives. She defeats Tetsuo and continues to stand by Barian World even after he succeeded in reminding her of her human self.]] * PimpedOutDress: Her past life wears a long, flowing white dress with plenty of decoration. * TheOjou ** She is IceQueen type and within that, the IronLady type, the former being a discussed trope (it helps that she has an Ice-themed deck) * ShesGotLegs: The first shot of her return to school is a close-up shot of her bare thighs. * TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:The only female Barian Emperor after transforming back into Merag.]] * SnakePeople: [[spoiler:Uses a Gorgonic deck while possessed by Abyss.]] * ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:After returning to her identity as Merag]], she tells Tetsuo "there is no Rio anymore". * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cats?]]: The end of episode 79 shows that she is very ailurophobic, squealing like a little girl and runs to hide behind Shark when she saw a cute kitten. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair ** MultiColoredHair: Has a lighter shade of blue in her bangs. * ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A in her school uniform, Grade B in her casual outfit. !!Rei Shingetsu (Ray Shadows) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Shingetsu_3505.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[spoiler:[[labelnote:Click here to see him post-reveal]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1367137954894_8441.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]]] ->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), Billy Bob Thompson (EN) A transfer student to Yuma's school in Zexal II. He is a huge fan of Yuma (due to him being the WDC Champion) and has the energy and exuberance to match him. His true identity is Vector, one of the Seven Barian Lords and the one responsible for the events of the first season. In order to sabotage Yuma, he takes the identity of "Rei Shingetsu" and carries out an elaborate long con, including the fake "reveal" that he was a fictional "Barian's Guardian. Because of this, he is able to convince Yuma to include "Barian's" cards in his deck, after which he stages "Rei's" kidnapping to draw Yuma into the Barian World and reveals his true identity. For tropes applicable to his true form, see Seven Barian Lords > Vector. ---- * AnimeHair: It's considered ridiculous even in terms of the franchise. * BadassAdorable: A kind, well-meaning, friendly guy who makes a fool of himself in front of others with extreme regularity - and also makes a living out of ''leading'' evil Barians. Subverted to high hell after TheReveal, though. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Barian's Force card for an extremely short time in episode 85. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he was actually evil and crazy anyway.]] * ButtMonkey: In a similar fashion to Yuma. Case in point, during episode 87 he attempts to find a shortcut to school to stop he and Yuma from being late again - and then they both end up getting chased by a pack of dogs because of it. * CatchPhrase: "Yokare to omotte!" It was originally translated as "Let's think positive," but that didn't fit the context for most of his uses of it, and it's now translated as either "Meaning well"/"I only mean well," "With the best intentions," or "It's for the best." ** In the dub, he likes to say that he does things "the 'Ray Way'". ** [[spoiler:As Vector, he's used the phrase "Yokarane koto o hajimeyou janai ka", which can be simplified to "With the worst intentions"/"Let's start something for the worst".]] * CrashIntoHello: How he's introduced, though in a [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc9ko9hmh81r25js3o1_500.png somewhat]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc8mgvogxu1r6c5nzo1_500.jpg questionable]] fashion. * DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Subverted. Turns out to be a case of FakedKidnapping in order to lure Yuma in]]. See TakeMeInstead entry below * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Introduced as running late to school and then tripping over Yuma because he didn't stop in time, pretty much cementing the fact that he's an energetic (and accident-prone) force to rival Yuma himself. * {{Expy}}: To a degree, he can be considered an expy of Johan and Bruno from Anime/YuGiOhGX and Anime/YuGiOh5Ds; all three are new friends to the protagonist who appear a significant way into the series, and share enough similarities to the protagonist for them to hit it off as friends easily. [[spoiler:Except he's actually legitimately evil, instead of forced evil like Johan or "evil" but very helpful like Bruno.]] ** And to Jack Atlas. At least in hairstyle and looks. ** [[spoiler:He's a bit like Banner with the whole "innocent façade hiding the fact that he's one of the bad guys" thing.]] * {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The monsters he uses as Rei during the duel with Girag are happy, cute creatures; however, when they attack or use an effect, they show slight hints of dark, shadowy intentions, providing a clue to Rei's true nature.]] * HotBlooded: Not surprising, considering this series. * ImprobableHairstyle: His hair has so many different spikes that it'd be practically impossible to maintain in reality. * InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Yuma isn't his partner, Yuma is his ''subordinate''.]] * JapanesePronouns: Uses "boku," which contrasts with Yuma's use of "ore". [[spoiler:Switches to "watashi" when he reveals his "true" self, and uses "ore" in his actual true form.]] * KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Shows signs of this after attacking and injuring Alito for no apparent reason.]] ** [[spoiler:Subverted. Following TheReveal of Episode 96, it seems more akin to a mix of YouHaveFailedMe and setting up his EvilPlan.]] * LargeHam: He's incredibly over-the-top for various reasons, to the point where the fandom's divided on whether it's annoying or endearing. * LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Uses LIGHT-attributed monsters...while secretly being the BigBad.]] * TheLoad: Considers himself this, as do the other characters to some degree. [[spoiler:In reality, he's [[LetsGetDangerous quite the opposite]].]] -->'''Rei:''' I know. I'm terrible at dueling. I'm cowardly and useless. * MasterActor: [[spoiler:Effortlessly switches between foolish, well-intentioned middle school student Rei Shingetsu, and his "true" persona of the Barian's Guardian, who is utterly serious, and somewhat cold and demeaning, to his ''actual'' true persona of Vector who is the BigBad and a sadistic jerk who loves mocking people.]] -->[[spoiler:'''Rei:''' Shingetsu Rei is an act this world must buy.]] * MeaningfulName[=/=]IncrediblyLamePun: The kanji for "Rei" can also be read as "zero". The first thing we see him do in a duel is...play a 0 ATK monster. In attack position, no less. ** The {{Dub Name|Change}} also qualifies. [[spoiler:Ray can be used to refer to {{Light|IsNotGood}}, the attribute of his Shining Monsters (And his Number: masquerade). While Shadows is a rather obvious tell for {{Dark|IsEvil}}ness and is the attribute of the Umbral horror monster (and by extension his Chaos Number)]] * NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Done as part of TheReveal. Just before revealing his true form, Rei adopts a twisted face where his whole face seems to be [[http://media.tumblr.com/83aaca16a5d0228ce59eec89a3c97679/tumblr_inline_mk6s9yeE5w1rw2k62.jpg twisted into a V shape]].]] * NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: He's remarkably fine with chatting to Yuma while Yuma's head is still between his legs due to the position they fell in, gets rather huggy with him and drags him off with a piggyback at the end of 76. * ObfuscatingStupidity: Seems to have been the only one to really find Girag's Sports Duel Tournament suspicious. ** [[spoiler:Finally confirmed properly in episode 88, which reveals that he's part of a faction of Barians who protect rather than destroy, and his job is basically to get rid of the destructive Barians for the sake of protecting Earth and the Astral World.]] *** [[spoiler:And then turns out to be even more a case of this trope, since he's ''actually'' the villain responsible for the events of series 1.]] * PurpleEyes: Fits the "strange or mysterious talents/heritage". * TheReveal: [[spoiler:When he tosses "Rank Up Magic - Limited Barian's Force" to Yuma, finally confirming that he's a Barian.]] ** [[spoiler:And then again in 96, when he begins to stand up from being "dead," much to Yuma's relief...and then laughs horribly and mockingly, tells Yuma he was "just kidding," and transforms into Vector.]] * SixthRanger: Joins the group in Zexal II. * TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Essentially pulls this in 94 when he dives in front of Vector's magical hand before it grabs Yuma and ends up getting kidnapped in his place. Turns out to be a case of FakedKidnapping[=/=]DecoyDamsel.]] * TenderTears: Episode 87, when he points out that while he may be useless and an awful duelist, he's still Yuma's friend and therefore doesn't want him to fight Girag alone when it was Rei he wanted to fight in the first place. [[spoiler:May or may not have been CrocodileTears.]] * WalkingSpoiler: Take note of the number of spoilers. Let's just say there's more to him than meets the eye. [[/folder]] [[folder:Tsukumo Household]] !!Akari Tsukumo (Kari Tsukumo) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma7ap5dvTd1qefgmzo1_r1_400_3852.jpg]] ->Voiced by: NamiMiyahara (JP), Rebecca Soler (EN) Yuma's responsible older sister who works as a journalist. ---- * CoolBigSis: An odd example, seeing as she actually ''is'' the protagonist's big sister. Yuma is the first protagonist in the franchise to even ''have'' a sibling. * CoolBike: An old, gas-engine motorcycle. Inherited from her father. * HotScoop * IntrepidReporter: She'll take any risks she has to in order get the latest news; doesn't always work. * {{Tsundere}}: Towards Charlie. * UnresolvedSexualTension: With Charlie. She lets him kiss her, but she always slaps him afterwards. !!Mirai Tsukumo (Mira Tsukumo) ->Voiced by: EriMiyajima (JP), Creator/VeronicaTaylor (EN) ---- * MissingMom: [[spoiler:She is revealed to be in the Astral World and has been reunited with her husband.]] !!Kazuma Tsukumo ->Voiced by: Ichiro Mikami (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) ---- * CutTheSafetyRope: Does this to save Mirai in a flashback in Episode 19, when he is dangling over the edge of a precipice with only her holding him up. He survives, winding up in the Astral World, where a figure resembling Astral gives him the Emperor's Key and shows him a vision of the Astral World being attacked. * DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Disappeared at the same time as Byron, due to Faker's actions, but hasn't resurfaced like Byron did as Tron.]] * MysteriousParent: The root of many of the events in the series. Lampshaded in a conversation with Astral, when the latter ask "did your plan work out how you intended?". He claims he's not sure himself. * SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:As Eliphas reveals to Yuma, him coming to Astral World drastically ruined the plans of Astral World and Eliphas, with Kazuma altering Astral's programming and sending him to Yuma.]] * ThePowerofFriendship: He is the source of Yuma's kattobingu. !!Haru Tsukumo ->Voiced by: Ikuko Tani (JP), Kathryn Cahill (EN) ---- * MiniatureSeniorCitizens !! Obomi (Lillybot) ->Voiced by: YukoSanpei (JP) ---- * BabiesEverAfter: With Orbital 7. How this is possible we'll never know. * DeadpanSnarker: Even more so in the dub version. * RobotBuddy: Towards Yuma and his friends. * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Considering the things Yuma was willing to do for her... [[/folder]] [[folder:Tron Family]] The Tron Family are a group obsessed with attaining revenge on Dr. Faker for destroying their family, and based on the technology they use it seems they once worked for him much like Kaito does now. Tron and V, when they were still Byron and Chris, did work for him for a time, resulting in Byron's transformation into Tron and the disappearance of Yuma's father. All of them share the following tropes: * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Tron is sanguine, III is phlegmatic, IV is choleric and V is melancholic. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: The three Tron brothers: V is the knight, IV is the Knave, and III is the squire. * PowerTattoo: The tattoos on their hands/foreheads prevent Kaito or Astral from taking their Numbers from them. ** ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers * {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:Mainly against Faker and the Tenjo brothers, but IV also has a seperate vendetta against Shark.]] * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Each of them cheated in some way. ** Tron uses his crest's power to eliminate any trap cards caught in his way during the Duel Coaster(how far this is cheating is debatable as Droite was the one who placed most of them deliberately to stop Tron). ** V had an incredibly broken monster on his field and he let Kaito know at last second. ** III erased the word "Kattobing" [[spoiler:and killed Astral]] from Yuma's memories, severely diminishing his dueling skills. ** IV tricked Shark into peeking in his deck to get him disqualified, and led Shark into a Magma field where his monsters are at a disadvantage. !!Tron[[spoiler:/Byron Arclight]] (Vetrix) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8vhgq4wgT1rdsudto1_500_759.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see what's under his mask.]]:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tron_unmasked_3815.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (JP), Sebastian Arcelus (EN) Leader of the family due to being the father, and the one who is mainly seeking revenge against Dr. Faker, Tron is utterly ruthless in his quest for revenge, and breaks down several of the characters in the way of this quest before his eventual defeat by Yuma. Though he uses his sons as pawns, he does show genuine concern for them at times, leading to his regret and apology to them after his defeat. As of episode 71, he has reconciled with Faker, but it's unknown as to whether we'll see him again, as he seems to be trapped in either the Astral or Barian World. Tron's deck theme is the Heraldic Beasts, based on creatures shown on family crests and coats-of-arms. In accordance with this, his ace Number is No. 8: Heraldic King - Genome Heriter, and later becomes No. 69: God Medallion Coat of Arms. His own abilities also display this somewhat, as the DNA strands shown when he uses his powers imply a theme of family ancestry and genetic links. ---- * AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:To III, IV and V, who he sees as nothing but pawns to further his revenge against Dr. Faker.]] * BigBad: A serious contender at the very least, [[spoiler:until he's defeated by Yuma]]. * TheChessmaster: As if his plans before the WDC weren't good enough, he [[spoiler:manages to factor in Shark's newly acquired Chaos Xyz as a way to both gain control of Shark and get rid of Yuma, even though he'd been previously unaware of Chaos Xyz monsters]]. * CoolMask: Even reflected by Genome Heriter. When it uses its power to 'become' another monster, the only part of its regular form which remains is its mask. ** In episode 63 he takes it off [[spoiler:to reveal an [[UncannyValley AR copy of Haruto's face]].]] ** In episode 66, he takes it off ''again'' and shows his true face; [[spoiler:a black hole where his eye-socket would normally go, and a nebula floating beside it.]] * CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Except he's not]]. * EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler:Except he's not]]. * EvilLaugh: Very mocking and creepy at that. * EyeScream: [[spoiler:A black hole for an eye socket is [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zb5nYbZE1r18qjao1_500.png hidden behind his mask]]]]. * FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:He's actually the father of III, IV, and V, but was left with the body of a child due to Dr. Faker]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Loves inflicting this upon his opponents by use of his Number cards, which steal the names and effects of their Xyz monsters for his own use. [[spoiler:This is how he wins against Droite and Kaito]]. * IShallTauntYou: Takes great delight in taunting Dr. Faker in episode 64 [[spoiler:when he's about to beat Kaito with Coat of Arms.]] * ManipulativeBastard: He manipulates just about everyone, from Shark to his [[spoiler:own sons]], who he refers to as 'pawns'. In episode 58, he even says he only trusts himself and [[spoiler:the `Barian World]]. * MindRape: To [[spoiler:Droite]] in episode 54 [[spoiler:by taking her memories of Kaito]]. * NotSoDifferent: He compares himself to both Shark and Kaito. With Shark, he points out that both are motivated by revenge. With Kaito, he points that both would do horrible things for what's important to them; Tron's willing to sacrifice his sons and do other horrible things for his revenge on Dr. Faker, while Kaito is willing to hunt and steal souls for his brother. ** [[spoiler:He is also this to Faker, as both try to do what's best, but their methods are definitely questionable]]. * ObfuscatingStupidity: That laughing joke of a kid with a mask? Watch him absolutely massacre [[spoiler:Droite]] once he gets serious. ** And then he one-upped himself and beat [[spoiler:[[VillainSue Kaito]].]] * PowerCopying: Genome Heriter's power allows it to take the form and name of another monster, while [[{{Unperson}} leaving that monster nameless.]] ** His other Number, No. 69: God Medallion Coat of Arms, is also able to steal monster effects, but with the added effect of negating them as well. ** He is also able to take a person's Numbers from them much like Photon Hand and Astral are capable of, as demonstrated [[spoiler:after he beat Kaito.]] * TheAtoner: Becomes this in ZEXAL II, where he works to help Yuma off-screen by helping V develop the crest bracelets and later appearing to help stabilize the dimensions so Yuma and Nasch can finish their duel. * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:Coat of Arms runs on this, so Tron was trying to create hatred and anger so that he could summon it. He finally succeeds in his duel with Kaito.]] * PsychopathicManChild: Is a Type C. Counts as one due to his chronological age. * {{Revenge}}: Sure, this is stated above, right? However, as it turns out, [[spoiler:it's only really Tron who desires revenge against Faker. His sons, III, IV, and V, are only going along with the ride because they want their "real" father back, with all three actually asking their opponents after they're beaten to help save their family.]] * ScaledUp: [[spoiler:In Haruto's mental world in episode 64, he turns into a monstrous dragon to oppose Yuma. [[ClippedWingAngel However, Hope promptly kills it in two hits]].]] * SigilSpam: His Crest. * SphereOfDestruction: Can conjure one, but never used it for any functional purpose. * VillainousBreakdown: Gets a minor one whenever Yuma keeps sabotaging his plan. * XanatosSpeedChess: Is quite capable of this, as he was unaware of the Numbers' Chaos forms, yet was able to factor this knowledge in and use it to his advantage to [[spoiler:gain control of Shark.]] * YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:What Faker did to him is bad, but his actions at the World Duel Carnival make him just as bad, or arguably worse]]. !!III[[spoiler:/Michael Arclight]] (Trey) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mahrjdgzyx1rvf7mzo1_500_7342.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Kyousuke Ikeda (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) A kind young man who only wishes to see his family back together and happy again like they once were, III initially has little drive to seek revenge, and is visibly pained by several of Tron's acts. However, the sight of Yuma's happy family reminds him of what he's fighting for, and he comes very close to utterly crushing Yuma's spirit, killing Astral, and tearing open a doorway to the Barian World (unknowingly) before his defeat. He also becomes the first character to fall comatose due to overuse of the Numbers' power. His deck theme is the [=OOPArts=], a group of monsters representing historical anomalies, as III believes that they show the influence of other worlds on the Earth's development, and his favourite monster is [=OOPArts=] Aztec Mask Golem. However, his aces are both Numbers; No. 33: [=OOPArts=] Superweapon - Machu Mach, and later No. 6: [=OOPArts=] Atlanthal. He was also the previous owner of No. 32: Marine Biting Dragon - Shark Drake, before it was passed on to Shark. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * EvilCostumeSwitch: To a ''gladiator'' during his duel with Yuma. * FaceHeelTurn: Certainly wasn't a good guy to begin with, but having dinner with the protagonist and his family and trying to kill him directly after probably qualifies III for this. * FriendlyEnemy: With Yuma. * ShoutOut: He looks like a SpearCounterpart of [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia li Britannia]]. * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:The first major duelist to be bedridden and put out of commission due to abuse of the immense power of the Numbers.]] * TokenGoodTeammate: III is far more friendly and kind than his brothers. Although he did become the exact opposite during his duel with Yuma, it was only due to the power of Tron's crest and his extreme determination to save his family, so that really shouldn't count since it wasn't permanent; [[spoiler:right after he lost]], he reverted back to his original personality. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheBusCameBack: The Tron family was nowhere to be seen for the most of early Zexal II (outside the opening, {{Foreshadowing}} their return), but III returned in episode 112. * DynamicEntry: His jumping in to save Yuma from [[spoiler:Mr. Heartland]]. * ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Throws a sword at [[spoiler:Mr. Heartland]] during his DynamicEntry. !!IV[[spoiler:/Thomas Arclight]] (Quattro) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma8dfqZAkF1r6v44g_5109.jpg]] ->Voiced by: YoshimasaHosoya (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The champion of the Asian Dueling Circuit, and responsible for Shark's fall from grace from said circuit, due to setting up his deck to fall over in the waiting room, IV shows a kind and humble face to his many fans, but acts with sadism and malice to all others. He has a personal grudge with Shark for various reasons, including his involvement in the hospitalisation of Shark's twin sister, Rio, and Tron's eventual use of Shark as an assassin against Faker rather than IV, but is also spiteful towards any others who have close family ties because of how he and his brothers have suffered in the past. He cares greatly for his family despite this, and asks Shark to save his father after his defeat. IV's deck consists of Gimmick Puppets, an archetype mostly reliant on its Xyz Monsters, and has used three ace Numbers depending on the situation; No. 15: Gimmick Puppet - Giant Killer, No. 40: Gimmick Puppet - Heaven's Strings, and No. 88: Gimmick Puppet - Destiny Leo. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:[[VillainousBreakdown Begins to lose it somewhat during his duel with Shark. Mostly attributed to Tron screwing with him during the duel.]]]] * BitchInSheepsClothing: While around fans, he pretends to be a friendly and noble person, but to those who know him, he's an evil manipulative jerk who enjoys others' pain. * CatchPhrase: ''FANSERVICE!!'' * CreepyDoll: His deck-type. * {{Expy}}: Bears an uncanny resemblance to Takuto Tsunashi (in his pilot form) from ''StarDriver''; hair, coat, and all. * {{Fanservice}}: He won't stop talking about it...although his idea of fanservice is a lot different from what the trope is usually about. * FourIsDeath: Easily the most sadistic of the brothers, [[spoiler:though Tron does not think so, and it pisses him off to no end]]. * FreudianExcuse: Like all of the Tron siblings, he has suffered quite a bit thanks to Dr Faker's betrayal. It's implied during the Tag Duel with III that this is why IV insists on making other people suffer. ** [[spoiler:Not helped by the fact that he's Tron's least favorite.]] * GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Tron's abuse has made him insanely paranoid of anyone he values more than him]]. * HiddenDepths: With all of the vague {{Foreshadowing}}, one would be surprised if his character ''didn't'' take this turn. ** [[spoiler:Shown in episode 58. All he wants is for his father, Byron Arclight, to return from behind the mask of Tron. And he reveals that he didn't intend to hurt Shark's sister, and that Tron was responsible as he gave IV a cursed card. Not to mention that he saved her life by carrying her out of the building, getting that scar on his face in the process because he stopped to do so.]] * TheHunter: Numbers Hunter. He collected most of the Numbers they're currently using. * InstantWinCondition: Destiny Leo has one. * {{Jerkass}}: The biggest one of the siblings, doubles as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. * KickTheDog: Even after defeating Tetsuo and Takashi with a One Turn Kill, he still attacks them with Giant Killer, hurting them even more. * ManInWhite: IV's standard clothing in the series. He has worn different outfits in the past, however. * ManipulativeBastard: Organized Shark's fall from grace and severely injured [[spoiler:Shark's sister, Rio, in a duel.]] ** [[spoiler:Subverted. Tron was effectively the one that organized everything, while IV simply followed orders. In fact, IV did not even intend to hurt Shark's sister - it was actually Tron's intervention that caused it. IV had used a card, Flaming Hell Blessing, that was given to him by Tron, but he was unaware that it had the capability of inflicting real damage. As a result, IV had unintentionally hurt Shark's sister, and IV even went out of his way to save her from the resultant fire (started by the card) straight away, which also caused the scar on his face.]] * MarionetteMaster: His deck. ** Goes into {{Irony}} since he's being used by a Tron as one, [[spoiler:which is made worse since he's his father.]] * MiddleChildSyndrome: IV is averse to being TheUnfavourite, to say the least, which is why he tries the hardest out of all the brothers. * PetTheDog: Despite usually being a complete sadist, he seems to genuinely care about his family a great deal. In fact, IV showed the most concern out of the Tron siblings when [[spoiler:III was defeated by Yuma]]. In addition, when Tron openly called III and IV disappointments, IV's first reaction was to stand up for III, and he did not even bother trying to defend himself. ** [[spoiler:After his duel with Shark, he explains just what exactly happened to Shark's sister and entrusts his revenge to Shark.]] * RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:In his duel with Shark during the WDC, he's so anxious to make Shark's defeat as complete as possible, that he makes a grave error, taking a gamble in order to activate an effect that would have done incredible damage if it had worked when he could have simply won by using an option that would have finished his opponent quickly. The gamble fails to pay off, and he loses as a result. (Of course, you could probably blame Tron for this one too. His cruel taunting made IV jealous of Shark, and want to prove himself in the eyes of his father.)]] * TheRival: Of Shark. * TheUnfavorite: Tron trusts III and V a lot more than IV due to his recklessness and anger issues. * SayMyName: THHHRRREEEEEE! [[spoiler:When Kaito beats III with Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]. * SlasherSmile: He along with Shark and Kaito. * SmokeShield: Happens every time he uses Gimmick Box. Surprisingly, it doesn't happen in his duel with Shark. * StepfordSmiler: Type C, a face which he shows the world. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In episode 58, where he breaks down in front of Tron when he realizes his father doesn't care about him, III or V at all, protesting that he did everything Tron wished for with the hope of Byron Arclight returning.]] * WellDoneSonGuy: Is the most willing and will go the furthest to please Tron, yet is also the least appreciated by Tron. !!!''Zexal II'' * CoolLoser: V actually refers to Shark "as the only man IV ever called a friend". * IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Tries this on Shark. Shark instead makes him give into hatred so he'll stop trying.]] * StoryBreakerPower: Disaster Leo. A 3500 ATK behemoth that deals '''4000''' damage upon using a single overlay unit, without any side effects whatsoever. In most cases, this will certainly mean a OneHitKill, as duelists start with exactly 4000 Life Points. If that wasn't enough, this card still retains the automatic-victory effect of Destiny Leo, allowing the player to win the duel once it no longer has overlay units. * SuperMode: Gains "Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force", letting him Rank-Up his Numbers. * TookALevelInBadass: He was already one of the stronger duelists within Zexal I, but with the aid of [[SuperMode Argent Chaos Force]], he manages to become powerful enough to [[spoiler:nearly defeat the strongest Barian Emperor. In fact, the only reason he lost was due to Nasch's deck being a natural counter to IV's. (Nasch's deck focused on Life Point and Overlay Unit manipulation, allowing him to survive the effects of IV's Disaster Leo.)]] * TookALevelInKindness: MUCH nicer now than he was before. * VitriolicBestBuds: Acts like this during his tag team duel with Shark. !!V[[spoiler:/Chris Arclight]] (Quinton) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma37ooRH4t1rcv79yo5_1280_7641.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (JP), TedLewis (EN) The oldest of the Tron siblings, V is generally quite calm and reasonable, and takes the role of the responsible older brother to his younger siblings; however, his greatest loyalty is to Tron, and will berate his brothers for going against him. His drive for revenge is greater than that of the other two brothers, as [[spoiler:he also worked for Faker at the time of his father's disappearance]]. Prior to the series, he was a mentor to Kaito and taught him how to duel, but then discovered that Kaito and Haruto were Faker's sons and abandoned them both, which Kaito has never truly forgiven him for. However, he eventually loses to Kaito, who explains that he doesn't have to be loyal to his father if he doesn't want to. He then expresses his affection for the Tenjo brothers before leaving and falling comatose due to his Crest. His deck theme switched from a "Hell" theme mostly based on Spells and Traps to a space Machine theme, and his ace monster was No. 9: Sky Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * {{Bishonen}}: Obvious even when compared to his brothers. * {{Expy}}: Of Harald from Yugioh 5D's. * DysonSphere: His deck revolves around a Number that is based on this concept. ** KillSat ** BeamSpam ** NotSoInvincibleAfterAll * EvilMentor: [[spoiler:To Kaito.]] * FireAndBrimstoneHell: The cards he uses on the Duel Coaster are based on the concept of Naraku, the Buddhist Hell, which is like this. * GenerationXerox: Looks more like his father than either III or IV. * HotBlooded: When he Duels. * LongHairedPrettyBoy[=/=]RapunzelHair: It goes down to his ankles. * MinorInjuryOverreaction: Gets VERY angry when Yuma inflicts a mere 400 damage to him when he had 5000 Life Points. * MrExposition: Delivers an InfoDump on the backstory of Tron, Faker and Yuma's father before losing a Duel and falling unconscious. * TheStoic: His usual disposition. ** NotSoStoic: When he found out [[spoiler:what Dr. Faker did to his father.]] * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Also counts as MulticolouredHair. It doesn't help that his main hair colour is a whitish-blue, which could also be concieved as silver. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheSmartGuy: He and Kaito build a dimensional transporter together. [[spoiler:He also created a Rank-Up-Magic.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Dr. Faker Faction]] !!Haruto Tenjo (Hart Tenjo) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9yol9n3bW1rpxqv6_9194.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:As of Zexal II]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haruto_normal_4201.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: YukoSanpei (JP), Bella Hudson (EN) Kaito's brother, whose illness can only be cured if Kaito gathers the Numbers monsters. In the manga, he owns No. 28: Titanic Moth. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * BerserkButton: Do not harm Kaito. Do not insinuate that you're going to harm Kaito. Do not remind Haruto of an event in which Kaito was harmed. He ''will'' find a way to utterly wreck you. * CreepyChild: Before he even appeared, fans were calling him 'Creepy Moon Child' for his appearance in the opening. When he finally did appear, he took the trope UpToEleven. --> '''Haruto''': I need more and more screams... * CreepyChild: Sometimes; when he's acting creepy, he comes across as genuinely creepy, but his design also fits fairly squarely into [[CreepyCute a typical cute child design.]] * CreepyMonotone: Most of the time, though quite noticable in episode 40; even when he's panicking, his voice is still fairly monotone. * CuteAndPsycho: Oh look, an adorable little kid who looks up to and loves his brother...and spends many of his days bombing innocent beings of another world. * DesignatedVictim: Though he often finds ways to assist in getting himself out of these situations. [[spoiler:Expresses guilt about this (and the fact that Kaito and Yuma often endanger themselves to help him) in episode 71.]] --> [[spoiler:'''Haruto''': Yuma...brother...always for my sake...for me...]] * DissonantLaughter: In episode 13, when he starts giggling extremely creepily after we've just heard the screams of the beings victim to the trash-bomb attacks on the Astral World. * DoubleConsciousness: Is essentially split between his forcibly insane half, and his sweet, kind child half, which occasionally surfaces for a heartwarming moment before sinking again. [[spoiler:The "sweet, kind child" half returns for good in episode 71, where it finally breaks through from where it had been locked away.]] * EvilCannotComprehendGood --> '''Haruto''': Brother, why are they laughing? * FantasticallyIndifferent: Upon first seeing Astral (who is generally reacted to with shock, awe or similar), he doesn't ask anything about his ghostly appearance, why he's floating, or other entirely valid questions. No, Haruto has much bigger concerns. --> '''Haruto''': ...Aren't you cold? * FlashbackNightmare: When he attempts to sleep at Yuma's house in episode 40, he has a nightmare about the time he and Kaito attempted to escape Heartland Tower. Needless to say, [[ElectricTorture it didn't end well]]. * ImprobableAge[=/=]OlderThanTheyLook: A flashback Kaito has to five years ago shows Haruto looking fairly similar to what he does at present, giving the implication that Haruto is actually around Yuma's age or slightly younger as opposed to about 8. * ItsAllMyFault: Has a guilt-trip in episode 71 because he percieves that [[spoiler:the danger Kaito and Yuma are in at that point is largely his fault.]] * LivingEmotionalCrutch: Started off as just being this to Kaito, since whenever he goes missing Kaito tends to go into something resembling berserker rage until he's returned. [[spoiler:As of episode 72-73, he also acts as this to Dr. Faker to a degree, making him the emotional crutch of the Tenjo family in general.]] * LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Though it may be down to his "disease". * MentalWorld: The house where he and Kaito lived as children, which he drags Yuma into several times to ask for his help in saving Kaito [[spoiler:or saving his own mind from Tron's influence]]. * NoSocialSkills: During his time on the streets of Heartland, he crosses a busy road without traffic lights, sends parts of vehicles to another dimension, and is out of place at the Tsukumo household's dinner until Astral shows him to eat. ** He really seems to be unaware of his surroundings entirely. * NowLetMeCarryYou: His speech to Tron in episode 43 demonstrates this fairly well. -->'''Haruto''': You have no idea how much my brother protects me. How much he wants to protect me. This time...I will protect my brother! * PersonOfMassDestruction: When he has a flashback-induced FreakOut in episode 40, it's mentioned that he could potentially destroy everything with his powers. * RealityWarper: Is capable of tearing open portals between dimensions. * SphereofDestruction: When he's angry, in danger or upset, he can create a sphere which transports anything within it that isn't in contact with him to another dimension. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Caramel is important to him, due to a significant event in his backstory involving it, but his actual favourite food/drink is hot chocolate. ** SweetTooth !!!''Zexal II'' * PutOnABus: Justified, given that there's no way in hell that Kaito would want him involved in the Interdimensional War again. !! Orbital 7 [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Orbital_9125.png]] A robot who assists Kaito in Numbers hunting through the use of a variety of abilities, most prominent of which is the power to stop time. ---- * ADayInTheLimelight: Gets a starring role in Episode 90, which is devoted to his attempt to win Obomi's heart. * BabiesEverAfter: With Obomi. How this is possible we'll never know. * BerserkButton: Flips out when it sees a robot which a criminal trashed. * ButtMonkey * CombiningMecha: The theme of his deck, more or less, which revolves around [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Googly-Eyes Drum Dragon]]. * CoolBike: One of his transformations. * DoAnythingRobot: Freezes time, acts as glider wings, turn into a motorbike and [[FlightStrengthHeart holds Kaito's Duel Disk]]. * FunnyRobot: Doesn't ''intend'' to be, but it often turns out that way. * KillSat: Controls one called Orbital 4, which he uses to snipe Yuma as a back-up plan after he loses a duel against the latter. Subverted in that apart from some minor burns and his hair being charred into an afro, Yuma is not seriously harmed. * RobotBuddy: To Kaito. * ThisIsADrill: Sucks with it though. * WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: He goes through this after meeting Obomi. (Which, unfortunately, leads to an embarrassing situation when he thinks Yuma is abusing her.) !!Mr. Heartland [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Heartland_4704.png]] ->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The mayor of Heartland, Mr. Heartland works with Dr. Faker and is Kaito's handler. He is the holder of No. 1: Infection Baal Zebul. In the manga he owns No. 82: Heartlandraco and No. 52: Diamond Crab King. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AffablyEvil * CatchPhrase: "Heart Burning!", said during his public appearances. * CombatCommentator: During the WDC finals. * DevilInPlainSight: [[spoiler:He's a lot more cruel and evil than his outwardly happy and energetic personality would suggest.]] * DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Plummets to his doom after the power to his flying platform is cut]]. ** [[spoiler:Of course, now it's just a regular DisneyDeath.]] * TheDragon: To Faker. * {{Egopolis}}: He named the city after himself! * {{Expy}}: He is very similar to Pegasus from the first series. Like for example putting together a seemingly harmless tournament only for it to really have dark intentions behind it. Not to mention how AmbiguouslyGay he seems, even more so than Pegasus did. * GratuitousEnglish: Heart Burning! * InsistentTerminology: -->"It's ''Mr. Heartland-sama''." * LargeHam: When commentating. * MulticoloredHair: Two shades of green, similar to Kotori's, actually. * ScaryShinyGlasses: In Gauche's flasback from episode 59. * SissyVillain: In fact, in the dub version, when Yuma first meets him, he makes the same mistake that Judai first made when he fist met Professor Chronos in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', mistaking him for the wrong gender. (Heartland wasn't amused either, but he forgot about it when he saw Yuma's pendant, which he was ''very'' interested in.) * SmugSnake * TrainingFromHell: [[spoiler:Subjects a lot of young duelists to this in Droite's flashback in episode 54]]. * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans * WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets sent down the garbage chute with the robots to the Astral World without any indication of his true identity or motivation. Subverted with his return in Zexal II.]] * VillainWithGoodPublicity: In fact, it is doubtful that anyone in Heartland City even knows ''now'' what he was really up to. !!!''Zexal II'' * AnimalMotifs: Flies. * BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Has been turned into a fly.]] ** [[spoiler:And now Vector gave him some of Don Thousand's power, resulting in him transforming back and becoming...]] * BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Pretty much anything concerning Kaito or Kaito interrupting him/not acting the way he wants.]] * CatchPhrase: [[spoiler:"Fly Burning!" is his new one ever since he turned into a fly and after becoming a human again.]] * TheDragon: [[spoiler:It appears he, rather than a Barian, has become Vector's chief agent, even commanding numerous other agents in the field. Including scary, memory stealing Semimaru.]] * TheFightingNarcissist: [[spoiler:Not only is he Vector's Dragon, but he's also narcissistic and break downs into tears when a statue of himself is destroyed.]] * FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:You thought it was bad when Astral vanished after the duel with Black Mist? Well, now Heartland is back, more powerful, and has made a nightmarish new scheme with Vector.]] * GenreSavvy: Has counters prepared for Yuma's most commonly used combo and the power of ZEXAL. Neither ultimately works, but most opponents do little more than yell "What!?" when either of these things happen. * KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:This ''probably'' happened after he dueled Kaito during the Legendary Numbers War, and it was ''not'' a DisneyDeath this time. He was assaulted by a mob of the [[TheVirus Fake Numbers]] he had used to overrun Heartland City, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and was burned alive]].]] * OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Eventually he assumes a Barian form, which is hideous, even when compared to other residents of Barian World. It's still insect-like, but hulking, muscular, and demonic, with a head that mutates into a bulbous thorax with jagged teeth and a set of jagged mandibles across his face. He also has seven red eyes along his abdomen and one at the top of his forehead.]] * SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:It appears Semimaru got his powers from Heartland.]] * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: [[spoiler:He tries to rig the duel between III and Yuma and Semimaru, halving their life points and adding it to Semimaru's.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: An ImpliedTrope, ''and'' a subversion. He ''thinks'' he's this, and ''admits'' he's one. In fact, [[spoiler:before his duel with Kaito]], he quotes the famous quote on the Trope page by Bernard of Clairvaux almost word-for-word. However, it's doubtful most would agree he does what he does for anything other than greed and lust for power. !!Dr. Faker [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Faker_3660.png]] ->Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (JP), Ryan Stadler (EN) The man at the center of the Faker faction. The mad scientist who controls Heartland City from behind the scenes; he created the Photon series to hunt Numbers, as well inventing the D-Gazer contacts and Duel Anchor that Kaito, Gauche, Droite and the Tron brothers use. Bears an mysterious grudge against Xyz Monsters in general, and has bone to pick with the Astral World. The main antagonist to the first three seasons of Zexal. He's also Kaito's and Haruto's father. His deck theme is "Garbage," and based on getting out two main Number monsters; No. 53: Fake-Body God, Heart-eartH and No. 92: Fake-Body God Dragon, Heart-eartH Dragon. ---- * ArchNemesisDad: [[spoiler:To Kaito]]. * DealWithTheDevil: His deal with the Barians. * DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of the first three arcs.]] * GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Everything he has done was all for the sake of keeping Haruto alive.]] * MadScientist: [[spoiler:But not as mad as everyone thought.]] * ManBehindTheMan: He's Mr. Heartland's boss, actually. ** [[spoiler:The Barian World could be considered this to Dr. Faker]]. * LargeHam: Good god, does he ham it up. * LoopholeAbuse: In the three-on-one duel against Yuma, Kaito, and Shark during the SeasonFinale of season one, he starts the duel with 12,000 Life Points (triple the normal amount) while his opponents share a pool of 4,000. (And this is ''his'' condition.) While it seems fair on the surface, it is not; it gives him a ''huge'' advantage. (If he had let his three opponents each use an ''individual'' Life Point total of 4,000, ''then'' him starting with triple the amount might have been fair.) * LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:His love for Haruto, his son, has led him to commit several horrific acts over the course of the series. His betrayal of Byron and Kazuma, collecting the Numbers Cards, and the attempted destruction of the Astral World were all for the sake of keeping Haruto alive.]] * ObviouslyEvil: His name is "Faker". * OhCrap: After a momentary HopeSpot, [[spoiler:Vector says Faker's name, and you can practically see him crap bricks when he hears it.]] * OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of ZEXAL I. Justified since he's already done his part, there's nothing he do to advance his plan at this point. * PuppetKing: [[spoiler:His role in the manga is... rather different, to say the least. He'd actually already died about a year before, of the same disease ailing his son, and [[BastardUnderstudy Heartland]] locked up his mummified corpse in his lab and projected holograms of him to legitimize his own corrupt rule]]. * TheReveal: Fans were more then a little surprised to find out he's actually [[spoiler:Kaito and Haruto's father.]] ** [[spoiler:Even more surprising is the revelation that he actually ''cares'' about his children, and in fact, has been doing everything for the sake of keeping Haruto alive]]. ** In the manga, the fact that [[spoiler:he was DeadAllAlong; all the times we'd seen him were ruses created by Heartland]]. * RobotMaster: Presumably he designed and built the small army of obots used to collect the trash which is then used [[spoiler:as ammunition in his assault on Astral World]], which are later used by Heartland as MechaMooks against the Shark and Kaito. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Seems to believe that the 'Astral World' is a threat to the world as a whole, and so is doing all this to fight it. ** [[spoiler:That actually turns out to be a lie, but surprisingly, this trope is still played straight. The truth is that Faker made a deal with the Barian World; in exchange for keeping Haruto alive, Faker would destroy the Astral World]]. * XanatosGambit: While [[spoiler:Kaito's loss against Tron was unexpected and surprised him,]] it still didn't affect his plans. His real goal was [[spoiler:for as many numbers as possible to be collected so that they could be used in the Sphere Field, the arena for the WDC finals which collects their energy for his own use. With Tron taking Kaito's Numbers, nothing actually changed.]] !!Gauche (Nistro) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8j0mwnWqD1rwvm9so9_1280_9082.png]] ->Voiced by: Go Shinomiya (JP), JasonGriffith (EN) A hot-blooded duelist and one of Heartland's assistants, he originally takes the role of administrator for the WDC. However, his duel with Yuma causes him to enter the tournament in order to settle the score with him. His first deck shown is a "Bounzer" deck, with the ace monster being Photon Strike Bouncer. His real deck is a "Heroic" deck, with the ace monster Heroic Champion - Excalibur. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AttackAttackAttack: A major theme of his Heroic Champion deck is raw power, particularly Heroic Champion - Excalibur. * BoisterousBruiser * ButtMonkey: At times, especially after swearing he will be the only one to beat Yuma/Astral. * ChildhoodFriends: With Droite. * ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler:A flashback he has in episode 59 strongly suggests Mr. Heartland took him and Droite in at a young age.]] * {{Foil}}: To Droite. * FieryRedhead * FriendlyEnemy: A bit of a side effect due to his mindset of being TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, but Gauche seems to be warming up to Yuma. ** So much so that [[spoiler:after losing to him in episode 59, he gives him Heroic Champion - Excalibur.]] * GoNagaiSideburns * HeroicSecondWind: His ace monster can't attack unless Gauche is about to lose, but when it can attack, it can double its attack to 4000, meaning it can take out almost anything it's aimed at. He also has a card called Heroic Chance which doubles a Heroic monster's attack, which he used in a pinch. * HotBlooded: He could give [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] a run for his money in this department and even uses cards that punish defending, forcing his opponent to meet him on the attack. * HonorBeforeReason: Opts to restore Yuma's life points to 4000 so they can have a duel on equal ground despite it being suggested that Mr. Heartland rigged the duel coaster to give Gauche an easy win. * RedOniBlueOni: Gauche is the red to Droite's blue. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: After fighting Yuma once, and discovering that Yuma has the "original Number", Gauche makes it his mission to beat Yuma and one-up Kaito. * ThemeNaming: Gauche and Droite mean "left" and "right" in French, respectively. ** You can also apply this to their dub names, as "Nistro" is short for "sinistro", which means "left" in Italian, while "Dextra" comes from "dexter", another term for one's right which also means female right-handed in Portuguese. ** Also with his Heroic Champions, which are named after mythical weapons: [[KingArthur Excalibur]], Gandiva and [[JapaneseMythology Kusanagi]]. * WorthyOpponent: Considers Yuma this. He even [[spoiler:heals him to 4000 Life Points in episode 59 so they can have a true duel, and gets annoyed when Yuma doesn't go at full strength. And after losing, he gives Yuma his Heroic Champion - Excalibur]]. * YearsTooEarly: Said to his first opponent on the Duel Coaster. * YoungerThanHeLooks: He's 19, but sure as hell doesn't look like it. !!!''Zexal II'' * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of [[spoiler:Alito]]. * FriendToAllChildren: He's a pro-duelist for the children. ** HenshinHero: As part of his "friend to all children" image. !! Droite (Dextra) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9dzhvuvs01qhwi1z_3510.png]] ->Voiced by: Yumi Fukamizu (JP), Creator/VeronicaTaylor (EN) One of Heartland's assistants alongside Gauche, Droite is quite calm, cool and collected, and administrates the WDC alongside Gauche. She joins the tournament with him, however, and eventually shows her own motivations for doing so. Her deck theme is the "Butterfly Assassin" monsters, with her ace being Photon Butterfly Assassin, and it runs on a combination of lockdown and burn tactics that allow her low-ATK monsters to deal a lot of damage. ---- !!''Zexal I'' * {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Almost beats Tron in episode 54 with a powerful combo. Sadly, Tron turns it around with his Number.]] * ChildhoodFriends: With Gauche. * ChildSoldiers:[[spoiler:A flashback Gauche has in episode 59 strongly suggests Mr. Heartland took her and Gauche in at a young age.]] * {{Foil}}: To Gauche. * IceQueen * IOweYouMyLife: To Kaito who saved her once, which is why she's been so protective of him. * PrettyButterflies: Droite's entire deck consists of them. Though, strangely enough, none of them are actually Insect-Type monsters. * RedOniBlueOni: Droite is the blue to Gauche's red. * SugarAndIcePersonality: Most notably in episode 50, where she shows a lot of concern about Kaito when she finds out he's slowly dying from his Photon Change. * ThemeNaming: Gauche and Droite mean "left" and "right" in French, respectively. ** You can also apply this to their dub names, as "Nistro" is short for "sinistro", which means "left" in Italian, while "Dextra" comes from "dexter", another term for one's right which also means female right-handed in Portuguese. * VillainousFriendship: If she and Kaito can be considered villains at all, they would be considered Type III. * WeakButSkilled: Her monsters are lacking in attack and her ace monsters are a bit weak, but she uses many spells and traps to make them very dangerous. * YoungerThanSheLooks: Not as drastic as Gauche, but 19 year-old Droite looks like she could easily be a matured woman in her twenties. !!!''Zexal II'' * BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In the team duel between her and Yuma against Alito and a {{Brainwashed}} Gauche, she tried this to cure Gauche, powering up her monster to incredible levels and attacking his monster, which had an effect that dealt Battle Damage to both of them, but kept Gauche from losing all his Life Points. She didn't fully cure him, but he remembered his true fighting style, and switched to fighting offensively, letting Yuma win. (As a bonus, this beat Alito's true memories ''into'' him.) * DefrostingIceQueen: After becoming Gauche's manager, she is more noticeably friendly towards other people. [[/folder]] [[folder:Numbers Duelists]] !!Jin (Fortuno) ->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Jamie [=McGonnigal=] (EN) A ''very'' creepy fortune-teller, and also a Numbers Hunter who idolizes Kaito to an insane and stalkerish degree. Held three Numbers; No. 16: Ruler of Colours, Shock Ruler; No. 11: Big Eye; and one unnamed Number claimed by Kaito. ---- * AscendedFanboy: Averted to a degree. While he is honestly a Numbers Hunter like Kaito, in the end Kaito discards him and takes his Numbers, proving how unimportant Jin really was to him. * FemmeFatalons: Dear god, look at those ''things''! * HostageForMcGuffin: Kidnaps Yuma's friends and hangs them over a lava pit to convince Yuma to Duel him with their Numbers on the line. ** MasterOfIllusion: Which promptly proves to be an illusion. He had them standing on a foot-tall table the entire time. !!Kaio & Rikuo (Chills & Scorch) ->Voiced by: Kenji Fukuda (Kaio) and Daisuke Kirii (Rikuo) (JP), SamRiegel (Chills) and EricStuart (Scorch) (EN) Brothers and joint leaders of a gang that Shark joins after his first loss to Yuma. Yuma and Shark confront them when they attempt to steal a rare deck from a museum with the intent to leave Shark to take the fall for it. Each held a Number based on their respective fire and ice themed dinosaur decks; No. 19: Freezerdon and No. 61: Volcasaurus. ---- * CheatersNeverProsper: They thought they could get away with stacking their decks. They lose anyway. * ElementalPowers ** AnIcePerson ** PlayingWithFire * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs * TagTeam !!Yamikawa (Kaze) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yamikawa_9268.jpg ->Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) A pupil of Rokujuro and works in the Duel Lodge. At the start of the series he betrays his master and (possessed by a Number) attacks him, but he has since returned to his senses and returns to work peacefully in the Duel Lodge which he once despised. Original holder of No. 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja. ---- * ConspicuousCG: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; it, along with Galaxy Queen above, is one of the few non-CG Numbers. * DefeatEqualsFriendship: After he loses he realizes his mistake and is welcomed back by his master in open arms. * InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja * {{Ninja}} !!Charlie [=McCoy=] (Charlie [=McCay=]) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charlie_McCoy_5903.jpg ->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Gary Mack (EN) A friend of the Tsukumo family and a personal friend of Kazuma. He stole No.7: Lucky Stripe from a heavily guarded facility, but it was all in order to give his niece Mayumi the necessary luck to survive a dangerous surgical procedure. ---- * CatchPhrase: ''Life is (a) Carnival!'' * BargainWithHeaven: He enters something like this inadvertently by using Number 7, sort of. A prophecy that comes with the card says that his luck will hold out until such time as the sun is split in two. No-one even knows what that means, not even Charlie (and he thinks the very idea that it's ''possible'' to destroy the sun is nonsense.) [[spoiler:However, after Yuma destroys his "Scales of the Sun" Spell Card during their duel (it's card art has a rather large sun on it) the contract is indeed broken, and his lucky streak ends.]] * CoolBike: Would love nothing more than to own his friend Kazuma's bike someday. * LuckySeven: His Number is based around this trope. * PapaWolf: Towards Mayumi. * UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Charlie and Akari. * WindsOfDestinyChange: The power of his Number, making him unbelievably lucky in games and life. !!Shuta Hayami (Cameron Clix) ->Voiced by: TakuyaEguchi (JP), TedLewis (EN) Originally a modest and kind photographer and friend of Kotori, he returns during the WDC possessed by No. 25, which has given him the ability to see the future. He uses this power to take scoop photos of catastrophes that happen in the future, and becomes extremely famous and wanted among journalists because of it. Original holder of No. 25: Fullmetal Photoglide - Focus Force. ---- * MagicalCamera[=/=]SpookyPhotographs: How he arranges his "scoops". * SlasherSmile: Dear god, so very much. They're featured quite prominently during his episodes. He out-smiles all the other slasher smilers in the series so far (and given IV's record with this trope, that's saying something!) * SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:As Astral eventually figures out, this is why his predictions always come true - he manipulates events so they happen. (In other words, Astral calls him a false prophet in nice terms.) When Yuma figures this out, he's able to defy the prophecy and defeat him.]] * SempaiKohai: Abused his relationship with Kotori. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When he noticed that Yuma did not summon Utopia on the fifth turn.]] * YouCantFightFate: Takes this attitude towards duels, as he shows his opponents images of them losing in order to lead them into doing so. This contributes to his VillainousBreakdown when Yuma rebels against his predictions. --> "Impossible! A future beyond my imagination...I can't accept it!" [[/folder]] [[folder:Barian World]] !!Seven Barian Emperors The Seven Barian Emperors are the leaders of the Barian world, and are its greatest warriors and generals. The Barian world is an alien realm at war with the Astral world, but due to both being [[EnergyBeings energy worlds]] they have taken to using brainwashed [[{{Mook}} mooks]] in the human world to further the destruction of the Astral world. In truth, they were once humans. Each of the Legendary Numbers is related to one of them due to them being near the areas where Astral sealed the numbers away. They were reincarnated into Barians by Don Thousand because of this. The Barian World itself used to be one with the Astral World, but was separated from it when the Astrals attempted to expel chaos from their world in order to Rank-Up. * AlienArtsAreAppreciated ** AliensStealCable: Girag spends a ''lot'' of time watching TV. ** SenseFreak: Much like Astral they have never tasted physical food before, therefore are overwhelmed at the sense of taste. * ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Bariarphose!" * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each Emperor has a color that matches them. Best shown in episode 124 [[spoiler:when the seven appear as lights and the color that glows when they state their names.]] ** Durbe: White ** Girag: Green ** Alito: Red ** Mizael: Yellow ** Vector: Purple ** Merag: Light Blue ** Nasch: Blue * {{Determinator}}: All Seven Emperors are this [[spoiler:and it's part of why they live in Barian World since the desire and determination to live comes with the power of chaos.]] * DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:All of them revert to their original human forms after being defeated and absorbed.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: None of the other Barians like Vector. Alito was contemptuous when Vector failed the first time. * EvilSoundsDeep: Their voices are notably lower after reverting to their true forms. Especially Vector. * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[TheyLookLikeUsNow Their human forms]] are forms they [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter involuntarily]] take while on Earth. While in [[PowerLimiter human form the total power they can wield is limited]], requiring the use of special Barian Sphere Fields in order to revert to their true forms and regain their full power. Oddly, however, Durbe was able to revert to his original form without a Sphere Field once Shark repaired his Baria Lapis, though this only seems to apply in the ruins where the Legendary Numbers are. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: They are capable of doing this. As shown in the first opening and episode, Their glowing eyes are also ColorCodedForYourConvenience. ** Durbe: Red ** Girag: Green ** Alito: Orange ** Mizael: Yellow ** Vector: Purple * GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:All of them.]] * HiddenInPlainSight: Their hideout is a bar titled "[=BARian=]". * [[MaskOfPower Masks of Power]]: They appear to have these at first glance, but it simply what their faces look like. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Thanks to Don Thousand when he initially reincarnated them.]] * NoMouth: In their Barian forms. * OrderVersusChaos: [[spoiler:The Chaos to Astral World's Order.]] * PastLifeMemories: [[spoiler:Each of the Barian Empoeros recalls their past human lives when they encounter their respective ruins.]] * QuirkyMinibossSquad: Quirky is definitely one of the words to describe them. At least, [[LetsGetDangerous until Mizael arrives.]] * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: They are the seven emperors who rule the Barian world. * StellarName: They're named for the stars in the Big Dipper; Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Alioth, Mizar Megrez and Alkaid. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Their ultimate goal is... [[spoiler:to keep their world from being destroyed.]] %% * WasOnceAMan !!Vector [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mkec92sRJW1s87fn7o3_1280_1489.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his full Barian form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Vector_Uncloaked_3597.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: [[spoiler:Creator/SatoshiHino]] (JP) [[spoiler:Billy Bob Thompson]] (EN) The first being from the Barian World, Vector is the true instigator of the plot and the reason behind all of Dr. Faker and Tron's villainous actions. Everything from setting up Kazuma and Arclight for a fall to the collection of the Numbers was done on this being's behalf, as he promised Faker a cure for Haruto's illness. Was the holder of No. 66: Supreme-Key Beetle - Master Key Beetle and is the holder of [=CNo.=] 5: Perishing-Gloom Dragon - Chaos Chimera Dragon, No. 43: Soul Puppeteering Demon - Soul Marionetter, [=CNo.=] 43: Soul-Puppeteering Demon God - Chaos Marionetter, No. 104: Masquerade Magician - Shining, and [=CNo.=] 104: Masquerade Magician - Umbral. His true identity is the prince of the ruined castle in the myth of No. 65: Adjudicutting Devil - Judge Buster, who executed a large amount of people, attacked (past life) Shark and Rio's kingdom, and then committed suicide when he was the only one left. However, this information is being hidden from him by Don Thousand, so his reaction remains to be seen, other than involuntary reactions of fear and occasional recognition within the ruins themselves. His main reaction was not caring until it was revealed just HOW much Don Thousand had screwed his life up. For tropes applicable to his human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rei Shingetsu. ---- * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:Played straight while he is possessing Faker, but averted in further appearances, where he maintains his form without a Barian's Sphere Cube. Later revealed that the form he took on earth was just a hologram, while the ''real'' Vector was in his human form, as ''Rei''.]] * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Makes his entrance in episode 94 by smashing up some buildings and nearly killing Yuma and his friends.]] ** [[spoiler:Episode 96. You don't pull off [[LargeHam ham]] like that without being this trope.]] ** [[spoiler:He's so ax crazy that he went to UNLEASH A GOD'S MIGHT ON THEM.]] ** Taken to literal levels in Episode 101 when [[spoiler:he traps Yuma on a platform where giant axe-heads on chains swing at him.]] ** He manages to top himself in this department once he [[spoiler:absorbs Number 96]]. * BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He pulls this off [[MomentOfAwesome epically]] against Yuma and his friends. Using the guise of Rei Shingetsu, he was able to get Yuma and co. into afield where he'd have an advantage, manipulate the construction of Yuma's deck by causing him to include Barian's cards into it, throw Yuma completely off balance (thus making his dueling sloppier) and drive a stake in between Yuma and Astral by forcing Yuma to withhold information from Astral, all at the same time, while using ThePowerOfFriendship against him.]] ** [[spoiler:He gave the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World fake Numbers and believed they would lose, which lead to Kaito and the others obtaining those Numbers. When they do he could then enact a plan that makes them harm anyone who has them once him and Don Thousand kickstart their AssimilationPlot.]] * BigBadDuumvirate: Temporarily With No.96, as far as Yuma and co know. However, he is more closer to a DragonWithAnAgenda since he is using No.96 as well. * BiggerBad: Of ZEXAL I. ** DealWithTheDevil: Plays the "devil" role to Faker, while Don Thousand plays it to him. ** TheManBehindTheMan: To Dr. Faker. * BodyHorror: The things they make his eyes do in episode 96 are...quite unnerving. * BondVillainStupidity: In Episode 98, he has Yuma on the ropes. He could win simply by activating Masquerade Magician's effect and ending his turn, so that Yuma won't be able to draw a card on his next turn and will thus lose. Justified since he's a {{sadist}} who wanted to throw his impending victory in Yuma's face as much as possible. * BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler:Just when Yuma and Astral are going to [[FusionDance Xyz Change ZEXAL]], Vector gives Astral one, causing them to form into [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dark ZEXAL]]]]. * {{Brainwashed}}: Does this to Girag and Alito once they are fully healed. Also uses Barian's Force to do this to Umimi. * TheCaligula: [[spoiler:He was a insane ruler and killed his own people for fun in his past life.]] * CardCarryingVillain: As more and more is learned about him [[spoiler:and his past life as a prince]] it becomes clear that he's a sick individual who is evil for the sake of being evil. * DarkIsEvil: Use the DARK-attributed Umbral monsters while dueling. * DemonicPossession: Hijacks Faker's body when his duel with the three heroes starts going south. * {{Determinator}}: He just doesn't give up. * DirtyCoward:[[spoiler:In his past life. The moment things aren't in his favor he would flee and [[AxeCrazy burn down the places he fled]] to on the way.]] * TheDreaded: [[spoiler:To Faker, given Faker's reaction the first time he showed up.]] * EnergyBeing: As with all Barian and Astral beings seen so far; however, Vector is the only Barian to demonstrate this as blatantly as Astral does. * EvilCostumeSwitch: As if Faker's usual wardrobe isn't evil enough already, Vector taking over his body grants him some sweet demonic armor. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]PaletteSwap: Of Astral. Being the first Barian seen, the reason for this is fairly obvious. ** Can also be seen as an EvilCounterpart to Yuma. Especially considering he has his own 'Astral', in the form of [[spoiler:Don Thousand. And also Number 96, for a tiny while, who notably is a black Astral.]] * EvilIsHammy: Is he ever. * EvilIsPetty: Holy crap, yes. [[spoiler:The reason he betrayed Nasch and Merag? Nasch had scored 100,000,000 on a point system Vector had created, which was one point for every time Nasch spoke or did something that annoyed Vector. (On the other hand, one might say that Nasch had to have been ''pretty'' annoying if that was true, but then, [[UnreliableNarrator it's not like Vector's word can be trusted]].)]] * EvilLaugh[=/=]LaughingMad: He sure likes his insane laughter. * {{Expy}}: His insane and malicious personality calls to mind Yami Marik from the original series, and Yubel from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', with his dual coloring of black and white also referencing the latter. [[spoiler:His nature as an enemy who originally masquerades as a friend is extremely reminiscent of Bruno from ''YuGiOh5Ds'' too, with shades of Bakura with the seeming kindness of his false self contrasted by an incredibly vicious and sadistic true personality. And then we see him in the past, which calls the normal Marik to mind. He even calls his father by the same name Marik does.]] * FightingAShadow: [[spoiler:In his first duel with Yuma, and the second up until Yuma blows up his Number with Hope Ray V, Vector was actually just a duplicate. The real one was Rei.]] * FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:He's an irredemable dick, yes, but after his past is fully revealed you can't help but feel sorry for him and think what might have been had Don Thousand not gotten involved. To elaborate, his father was a heartless conqueror much like he ended up being, but ended up injured. Vector seized this chance to propose peace talks, which his old man wasn't happy about, and this ended up with Vector's mother throwing herself in front of Vector to protect him from a sword slash. His father succumbed to his wounds and died, and [[FromBadToWorse THEN Don Thousand]] showed up and gave him his Over-Hundred Number, making him the heartless bastard we know today.]] * GoodColorsEvilColors: [[spoiler:An interesting example in his human form: as Rei, he wears the white and red school uniform all the time, but after he reveals himself as Vector, he switches to a mostly black outfit with some purple and white.]] * HannibalLecture: [[spoiler:Does he ''ever''. In his duel with Yuma after TheReveal, he torments both Yuma and Astral with one, and gets results. This is what ultimately brings out Dark Zexal, which threatens to corrupt Astral and Yuma to the darkness forever.]] * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Episode 138 has Don Thousand being freed and trying to absorb Vector, who screams in terror and for help. This prompts Yuma to jump in to try and rescue him from this grim fate, despite the pleas of his friends that Vector cannot be trusted and shouldn't be rescued. This does not stop him however from grabbing Vector' hand to keep him from being absorbed, and calls Vector "Shingetsu", reminiscing on their times together as friends, and telling him it is his true self. Vector appears moved by Yuma, but then reveals his psychotic face and laughs, grabbing Yuma's arm with his other hand, to drag him with him to his demise. However, Yuma didn't seem to mind, and just smiled at Vector compassionately, telling him he will go with him. This time, Vector is truly moved by his rescuer, lets go of him and lets himself be absorbed by Don Thousand to save Yuma, calling him one last time,"Yuma-kun" with a sincere smile. Can be counted as BecomingTheMask, though it might just be the real Vector from before Don Thousnad's interference. Might also count as DyingAsYourself]] * HellBentForLeather[=/=]HighCollarOfDoom: In his human form, after TheReveal. * HesBack: [[spoiler:Mizael and Durbe were rather surprised to see him return, assuming him to have died after Faker's defeat.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:In a roundabout fashion. He gave Yuma Limited Barian's Force, and it is that card's true form, Numeron Force, which leads to his defeat by Hope Ray Victory.]] * ILied: [[spoiler:As part of TheReveal, he makes it clear that he entirely made up the whole concept of the Barian's Guardian.]] * JerkAss: [[spoiler:Mocks Alito and Girag after they are defeated and almost killed after dueling Yuma.]] ** [[spoiler:And then mocks Yuma when he arrives in Sargasso only to find out that Vector's already killed/mortally injured/comatose'd Rei (he's really not clear which it is).]] ** [[spoiler:After TheReveal in episode 96 it sure moves into disturbing territory seeing how [[WithFriendsLikeThese he treats his allies.]] See TheReveal for details]] * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His speech to Yuma in episode 96 when it turns out he was pretending to be his friend as Shingetsu and continues talking like him to taunt Yuma. Does it to other people as well.]] * KidWithTheLeash: [[spoiler:His past life enslaved Abyss by giving him blood. This made the God do his bidding until Rio's past life freed the God from his control. He's also this to Don Thousand, despite the indication otherwise.]] * KnightOfCerebus: His first appearance marks the Barians taking matters to into their own hands. Later, he becomes this again, see KickTheDog above. * LargeHam: Coupled with his insanity, it's more than enough to strike (disgusted) terror into the viewers. * LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Masquerade Magician - Shining.]] ** [[spoiler:Also see Yuma's and ''especially'' Rei's entries for the trope.]] * TheManBehindTheMan: To Faker, in Season One. * ManipulativeBastard: And then some. * {{Medusa}}: Used Gorgonic monsters [[spoiler:as minions and during his duel with Nasch in his past life.]] * ObviouslyEvil: After TheReveal, he [[CardCarryingVillain doesn't even try to hide it.]] * OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he realizes Hope Ray Victory can destroy his Chaos Number and win the duel for Yuma.]] ** Also in Episode 110, where he finds the Barian World is being attacked and it technically is all HIS fault. [[spoiler:To elaborate, the attack is from Black Mist, who has become a god-like entity after mastering Chaos - which Vector gave him. ** And in Episode 122 where [[spoiler:he finds out that Nasch and Merag are back with all of their memories, and all of the other Barian Emperors seem ready to attack him for his actions.]] * TheReveal: [[spoiler:Ever since the new season began he's been playing Yuma and co. like saps. You know Rei Shingetsu, that clumsy, nice guy introduced this season and who was revealed to be a Barian on the side of good? Yeah, no. Turns out that Rei's Vector's human form he used for his BatmanGambit.]] * RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:His black and white coloring, and the massive difference between his Over-Hundred Number and its Chaos Number form both symbolize Vector effectively being 'two-faced', with the kind, humble Rei Shingetsu in truth being Vector himself.]] * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Another trick he pulls in his first duel with Yuma after TheReveal. When a black hole that appears above Sargasso threatens to consume his airship with Yuma's friends inside it, Vector offers to save them if Yuma gives him all his Numbers - of course, Astral will die if he does that. (Given how much a liar Vector has been up to that point, it is questionable whether he would have done that, or even if he had the ability. Still, the point becomes moot because Kotori makes the decision for him, telling him to ignore Vector while she and the others manage to save themselves.)]] ** Not the first time he tried this. [[spoiler:In his original life, he tried it against Nasch, giving him a choice of saving Merag or saving his army. But Merag [[HeroicSacrifice made the choice for him.]])]] * SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Subverted. Don Thousand altered his memory. Thousand even references the trope CorruptTheCutie, saying that past Vector was the ideal target: since he was so pure-hearted, the darkness born from killing his parents was much deeper than it would have been in anyone else. That is what made him such a powerful Barian. ]] * TheStarscream: Works behind [[spoiler:Nasch's]] back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself. * SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Thanks to him manipulating Yuma with "Shingetsu"'s friendship, he completely unbalanced his duel with Yuma. When Yuma directly attacked him with Hope Ray V, he used Vain - Sneer of Betrayal, which stops the attack and forces Yuma to not only mill the five V cards Shingetsu had given him from his deck, but also ''five additional cards for every one of those''. This leaves Yuma with three cards left in his deck.]] ** [[spoiler:And then just to add insult to injury he summons a monster that can mill one more card from Yuma's deck every turn.]] ** His deck after [[spoiler:Don Thousand gave it an upgrade, which in his duel with Merag and Durbe forced them to wipe his Life Points out in one turn or he'd just gain them all back. He can also summon a monster that not only gains attack equal to the damage he took that turn but also deals the same amount of damage to his opponents. Bonus points by using the trope PoweredByAForsakenChild : the card that restores Vector's lifepoints at the end of each turn takes in fact the power it needs from the Imprisoned Nasch.]] * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Attempts to do this to Yuma as he is being absorbed by Don Thousand, but decides against it at the last minute when he learns that Yuma still treasured their old friendship.]] * TokenEvilTeammate:[[spoiler:A ruthless and heartless individual who uses and manipulates others for both his goals and sick pleasure. His own fellow Barians despise him, but put up with him since they have the same goal of saving Barian World.]] * {{Troll}}: Especially notable in episode 101 in which he [[spoiler:casually greets Yuma after imprisoning him, and teases him by feigning disappointment over the fact that Yuma doesn't refer to him as Rei Shingetsu anymore.]] * VerbalTic: Occasionally adds "jyan" to his sentences. More prominent whenever he explains a plan that he has done. * VillainOverride[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: When Faker starts losing, Vector decides to revoke his free will privileges. ** [[spoiler:Pulls a YouHaveFailedMe on Alito as well, after his loss to Yuma.]] ** Thousand eventually pulls this on him. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:A glorious one when Yuma and Astral form [=ZeXal=] II, summon Hope Ray Victory, NoSell Sargasso, and use Ray Victory to win the duel.]] * VillainTeamUp: With [[spoiler:Black Mist.]] * WingedHumanoid: While fairly similar to Astral in most ways, one thing Vector has that Astral doesn't is large, vaguely demonic wings. [[spoiler:Turns out this is because his true form also has wings.]] !!Girag [[spoiler:a.k.a. Kiraku Souhachi]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gilag_1059.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gilag_true_form_2_3182.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Takaguchi Kousuke (JP), MarcThompson (EN) The first Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, he brainwashes various characters using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card, which allows them to summon Chaos Xyz monsters. He's quite physically powerful, but doesn't strategise particularly well, which leads to the defeat of his various minions. Holds No. 58: Flame Pressure Demon - Burner Visor, No. 106: Huge Rock Palm, Giant Hand and [=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red. In his past life, he was known as Kiraku Souhachi and was a great warrior, known for being wise and benevolent, often sharing the spoils of his conquests with the populace. He befriended a tanuki, Ponta, while on the battlefield one day. Ponta became his body double. Much of his legend was Ponta's doing. As his body double, Ponta won many conquests. Eventually, he and Kiraku parted ways in order to protect Ponta and Kiraku was killed in a battle. ---- * AmbiguouslyEvil: He gives Alito tips on how to impress a girl and loves television. (However, [[AliensStealCable he also steals cable]].) * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:After Alito is attacked, he becomes very determined to make Shingetsu pay.]] * BigEater: Spends most of his screentime in Episode 80 eating. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Girag does this to people by using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card. ** [[spoiler:He and Alito get hit with this when Don Thousand strips them of their free will entirely.]] * TheBrute: Possibly. His minions are usually the ones who come up with the plans. ** He was finally able to come up with a decent plan for once in the Sports Duel episode [[spoiler:only for Shark to become his SpannerInTheWorks]]. * CastFromHitpoints: Using his Hand cards causes him extreme physical pain. * CombatPragmatist: He'll do anything to complete his mission. Which is why he chooses to mind control humans and ZergRush Yuma. * TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler:Both Yuma and Ponta fall for the story he gives after Ponta steals his body, which turns out to be a big mistake. (See ILied)]] * FingerPokeOfDoom[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The effect of [[spoiler:Giant Hand. The affected monster seems to be in terrible pain, and it explodes the moment it tries to attack.]] * GoKartingWithBowser: The Sports Duel Tournament episode, in which he Tag Duels with Yuma. (Granted, he really didn't want to.) * GrandTheftMe: He's a victim of this, courtesy of Ponta. ([[SaveTheVillain Yuma has to rescue him,]] [[spoiler:and later regrets it.]]) * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Alito [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to restore his memories]], but not for long...]] * ILied: Claims he made up the story of sending Ponta away to protect him [[spoiler:He didn't.]] * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:After telling Ponta how he didn't want him to die alongside Kiraku and his men, he proceeds to eat the racoon dogs soul and says he tricked him.]] * LaughingMad * MadeOfIron: Takes a punch directly to the face with no ill effects whatsoever. ** [[spoiler:Changes when he's in a duel, however; his cards have the odd effect of inflicting harm on him, forcing him to end duels quickly.]] * RevengeBeforeReason: He's so enraged when Alito is beaten up by Rei, he disobeys Mizael and goes gunning for revenge, and when Yuma defends him, thinking Rei is an amateur, Girag actually challenges both of them at once, using cards that [[CastFromHitpoints are as dangerous to him as the are to his opponents]]. This proves a mistake, as Rei is ''much'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity better than anyone assumed.]] [[spoiler:In fact, we later learn he's downright deadly and capable of murder; [[EvilAllAlong he's actually Vector in disguise]].]] * SpitTake: When Alito "confesses". * SuperMode: [[spoiler:[=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red for his Number.]] * TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:He pushes Yuma away to have his soul absorbed instead.]] * TerribleArtist: His attempt to draw manga-style characters are quite bad and even his brainwashed minion struggles with not telling him so. !!Alito [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mes3tpSVyX1qd9jdko1_500_2791.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_trueform_8061.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Hikami Takahiro (JP), Tony Salerno (EN) The second Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, Alito believes that Girag's lack of progress makes him unsuitable to represent the Barians on Earth; however, shortly after arriving, Alito proceeds to fall in love with Kotori, distracting him from the Barian mission as well. Holds No. 80: Madquipped Supreme King - Rhapsody in Berserk, [=CNo.=] 80: Exequipped Supreme King - Requiem in Berserk, No. 105: Burning Knuckler Cestus the Meteor, and [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet. His true origins lie within the legend behind No. 54: Rebellious Fighter - Lion Heart, which regards the strongest gladiator to ever exist who specialized in unarmed/unarmored combat. He was the prince's rival and friend, and was well respected in the kingdom. One day however, Don Thousand, in the form of an old man, brainwashed both the prince's council and the prince himself, and had Alito put up to death, modifying his memories in the process to fill him with hate, causing his rebirth as a Barian. ---- * AmbiguouslyBrown: His theme music sort of implies he's meant to seem Mexican, but being an alien, he still really fits under the "ambiguous nationality" umbrella that fits this trope. ** Then it's revealed he was originally human is supposed to be Roman. * AmbiguouslyEvil: Wants a good fight with Yuma and no other way of defeating him. [[spoiler:This becomes less ambiguous after he recovers thanks to Don Thousand corrupting him.]] * AxCrazy: After his revival and up [[spoiler:until Yuma defeats him in Episode 130.]]. * BiTheWay: He claims that "if an angel were to descend" in front of him, he'd allow himself to be distracted by love. His "angels" were Kotori and Yuma. * BloodKnight: A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys the most is clashing in a passionate and Exciting duel with a WorthyOpponent. He even sabotaged Girag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope LetsFightLikeGentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!" ** [[spoiler:It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, he fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.]] * TheBrute: Appears to be one alongside Girag. [[spoiler:He didn't even realize Yuma was the person he was supposed to find and defeat until ''after'' Astral appears during the duel]]. * TheCasanova[=/=]KidAnova: What he'd like to believe. * ConspicuousCG: Subverted by [[spoiler:No.105: Burning Knuckler - Cestus the Meteor. Played straight with its [=CNo=]. form.]] * EvilCostumeSwitch: After being attacked by [[spoiler:Vector]] and being sent back to the Barian world, while Girag is still using a school uniform, Alito's outfit has changed to a red jacket. Not quite an evil vibe, per se, but... * FriendlyEnemy[=/=]NobleDemon: To Yuma; not that he even realised Yuma was his world's enemy until he actually fought him. ** [[spoiler:Inverted in episode 104, most likely due to Don Thousand accelerating his healing process. He returns to his former status after his defeat in Episode 130.]] * FriendToAllChildren: [[spoiler:Was this in his past life.]] * GoodOldFisticuffs: The theme of his Burning Knuckler archetype. [[spoiler:In his past life as a gladiator, he fought with nothing but his fists, even against armed opponents. Implies the trope BadassNormal in his past life]] * GreenEyedMonster: Jealous of Kotori's interest in Yuma, and attempts to crush him in a duel (partially) because of it. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Yuma succeeds in purging him of Don Thousand's influence, Alito agrees to join him in his mission to stop Don Thousand. Of course, [[GoodAllAlong whether he was ever truly evil to begin with]] is questionable.]] * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Have himself lose the duel with Girag intentionally in order to recover the latter's memory.]] * HonorBeforeReason * {{Hotblooded}}: All the time, but was considerably more violent about it after his initial revival. * {{Hypocrite}}[=/=]HypocriticalHumor: Chastises Girag for falling in love for a magical girl in a TV show, then proceeds to fall in love with Kotori in the next scene. * ImagineSpot: They're quite creepy. * {{Jerkass}}: After his revival and until [[spoiler:Episode 130]]. * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: His initial approach towards Yuma. But in the Legendary Number War, due to [[spoiler:Don Thousand, this trope went up in a puff of smoke until his defeat in Episode 130 during the Barian Emperor Onslaught.]] * LoveAtFirstSight: When he crashes into Kotori. [[spoiler:Gets over her by the end of the episode]]. * PeekABangs: Partially the "mysterious" variety, since he's a Barian Lord, partially the "seductive" since he enjoys trying to hit on people, and partially "vulnerable" since he's the youngest of the Barians and seems to be the least focused on their mission. * PoweredArmor: Not for himself, but for his Ace cards: Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk and its SuperForm Number C80: Requiem in Berserk are humanoids that become a suit of armor for Alito's monster. [[spoiler:Number 80 and C80 double as some sort of ArtifactOfDoom given to Alito By Don Thousand to amplify his control over him]]. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: His behavior after being revived surprises Yuma. He actually plays defensively in the tag duel. In the later one-on-one duel, he instead goes for a OTK strategy. Neither fits his HotBlooded personality and the way he had previously dueled using Counter Trap Cards. * TheRival: Wants to become Yuma's rival. * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:After his loss to Yuma leaves him unscathed and he simply departs on good terms, he's attacked and badly injured by an unidentified enemy, establishing that the circumstances of the series are starting to get more serious.]] ** PartingFromConsciousnessWords[=/=]DyingClue: [[spoiler:Just before he falls unconscious, he manages to choke out "Shingetsu," in response to Girag asking him who was responsible for the attack.]] * SparedByTheAdaptation: A variation, and more like "Spared by the Dub". In the original version, Alit was framed for treason by friends of his rival (even though the rival did not approve) and executed as a result; the dub version simply says he was banished as punishment. * SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Number has one, [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.]] * WalkingShirtlessScene: Pick a scene, any scene where he's not at school (and even a few where he is) and he'll be shirtless and most likely sweaty from exercise. * WorthyOpponent: He considers Yuma this [[spoiler:when he's not being brainwashed by Vector.]] !!Mizael (Mizar) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Misael_8648.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Misael_trueform_7613.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Genki Okawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) The third Barian to appear on Earth. After noting the lack of progress from both Girag and Alito, Durbe sends Mizael next with a special gift in tow: Barian Sphere Fields for each of them. Mizael wastes no time at all, and immediately confronts Yuma and Astral. He is feared by many due to controlling a being no-one else can control, No. 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. However, his true ace is his dragon's even greater form, [=CNo.=] 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. A long time ago, he was the tamer of a dragon who protected the land. However, when disasters struck the land, a shaman from another state declared the dragon responsible. Mizael pleaded with the public for the dragon's innocence, and threatened to commit suicide; however, the shaman's country launched an attack, killed Mizael and the dragon, and took over the state. Mizael became a Barian (and doesn't remember anything), while his dragon became Jinlong, the "guardian" of No. 46: Ethereal Dragon - Draggluong. ---- * AdaptationalVillainy: The dub version of his past is ''much'' darker than the original (despite the fact that he survived in the dub version). [[spoiler:In both versions, he was saved by dying of thirst by a dragon named Jinlong, later became a powerful dragon tamer, and protected his lands along with Jinlong. That's where the original version and dub versions change. In the original, a spy posing as a shaman blames the dragon for a deluge that flooded the village; Mizael defended him from the rioting villagers and even offered his life so the villagers would believe him. They were then ambushed by a neighboring army, which killed Mizael and Jinlong and took over the land. In the dub, however, Mizael was far from innocent, betraying Jinlong during the crisis and attacking him alongside the villagers.]] * BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Stealing his Tachyon Dragon is a pretty good way to piss him off.]] * {{Bishounen}} * BlondGuysAreEvil: Even more notable because he's the first Barian to actually be a serious threat. * CurbStompBattle[=/=]WakeUpCallBoss: He was the first to come close to absolutely destroying Yuma, and only spares him when Kaito arrives to give him a better challenge. Also, the battle with Mizael (if one can call it that) drives Yuma into his second HeroicBSOD. ** [[spoiler:He finds himself on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle during his duel with Don Thousand. Thousand only needed to play two very powerful cards.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Durbe had to stop him from attacking Vector after he insulted the fallen Alito and Girag.]] * EvilCounterpart: No. 107 is one to Kaito's Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Its name, Tachyon, and its effect which is clearly meant to parallel and counter Photon Dragon's. Additionally, it has [[spoiler:an evolved form just like Photon Dragon, also called Neo Galaxy-Eyes.]] * HiddenDepths: His comments when examining Alito's injured body were extremely insulting, but the look on his face suggested he cared much more than that. He later proves this when Vector taunts that Alito and Girag might not wake up and has to be stopped from physically assaulting Vector by Durbe. * HonorBeforeReason: His first duel shows strong signs of this. He has Yuma right where he wants him, but is only too happy to let Kaito take over simply to prove that ''his'' Galaxy-Eyes is better (even though this would gain neither him nor the Barians anything at that point), simply due to his pride as a Duelist who uses a Galaxy-Eyes dragon. This leads to his second big mistake, Ranking Up his Galaxy-Eyes to its Chaos form and assuming his own Barian form, which nearly causes the Sphere Field to rupture, nearly killing both of them and - possibly - resulting in a cataclysmic disaster which he only averts by fleeing. Clearly, letting Kaito take over simply out of pride was a bad idea. ** This is also why he doesn't use Sargasso's Lighthouse as he wants to fight Kaito fairly in their second duel. * LargeHam: ''Seriously''. More so in the dub. * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: The only Barian to take the damage from Sargasso head-on without using "Sargasso's Lighthouse". According to him, it seems because he wants to defeat Kaito fairly as both control a Galaxy-Eyes monster. * LongHairedPrettyBoy * ManInWhite: In his human form. * MeaningfulName: For No. 107. A tachyon is a hypothetical particle which goes even faster than light; compared with photons which are the things light is made of. * NearVillainVictory: After the effect of [[spoiler:Neo Tachyon Dragon]] was revealed, hell, after its ATK was revealed, it's clear that had he been able to continue, Kaito was screwed. YMMV on the second duel, depending on what Kite had left in his hand. * OurDragonsAreDifferent: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon looks rather more like a machine than a dragon. * PlotIrrelevantVillain: Seems to fall into this, given that he only apparently exists to fill in a Barian Emperor slot and to give Kaito something to do, but [[spoiler:massively averted when it's revealed that their rivalry is the key to the Key of the Numeron Code. Which he now has, with a vengance against Don Thousand. Also the first Emperor NOT to be offed after being beaten in the sixth arc.]] * TheRival: To Kaito and his Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. --> '''Mizael''': [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne There can be only one]] Galaxy-Eyes holder! * ThisCannotBe: Does not take any indication that he was once a human well, be it from Durbe or [[spoiler:his own dragon in his past life.]] Finding Mizael angrier anywhere else would be hard. ** And then we find him even angrier when [[spoiler:III and V nick his Tachyon Dragon and prevent him Ranking it Up. Mizael gets PISSED.]] * SuperMode: [[spoiler:For his Number, [=CNo.=] 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon.]] * WorthyOpponent: In spite of his immense pride, he views Kaito as this to the point that [[spoiler:he sheds tears at the latter's death, following their final duel.]] He also accepts a duel with V and III solely because V was the one who taught Kaito how to duel. V even literally calls himself a worthy opponent and Mizael looked like he'd creamed himself. * WouldHitAGirl: Casually knocks Kotori to the ground with a sphere of energy [[ForTheEvulz just to get Yuma's attention]]. !!Durbe (Dumon) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/durbe_human_form_8334.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_trueform_8186.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) Seemingly the leader of the Barians that saved Tron and are now attacking Yuma. He is the most level-headed among them, though he intimidates them (namely Alito) into doing his bidding at times. Following the return of Vector, he's been following along with his plans and seemingly has abdicated his position as the group's leader. Wields No. 102: Holy Lightning - Glorious Halo and [=CNo.=] 102: Unholy Lightning - Noble Demon. His true origins relate to the story of the Knight and Pegasus, which is told in the first set of ruins that hold one of the 7 legendary Numbers (No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus), as well as the pegasus' spirit, Mach. He is actually the knight that rode the pegasus, and a friend of (past life) Shark, whose kingdom he helped save once. ---- * [[BiggerBad Even Bigger Bad]]: Was the highest-ranking Barian Emperor, until Vector's reappearance and the return of [[spoiler:their god, Don Thousand]] robbed him of this status. [[spoiler:Him turning Shark back into Nasch also counts, since Nasch was their original leader]] * BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Pulls this off when he comes flying in to assist past!Shark against past!Vector.]] * BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:After crashing into the Different Dimension Airship, he does not have access to any of his Barian powers until he saves Shark, who gets an aura that fixes his bracelet and restores his power.]] * {{Expy}}/EvilCounterpart: Looks like some horror movie version of Elemental Hero Neos from GX. * ExpositionFairy: [[spoiler:He reads some murals about a Hero, his {{Pegasus}} and his [[FaceHeelTurn treach]][[EtTuBrute erous]] knights. Note that at the time Yuma was dueling the spirit of the Pegasus for No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus.]] * LightIsNotGood: Uses the Holy Lightning archetype, which consists of LIGHT-attributed monsters. * {{Megane}}: In his human form. * NobleDemon: He is honestly quite noble despite his wish to do whatever it takes to save the Barian World. [[spoiler:His Chaos Number's name even literally references the trope.]] * SelfDeprecation: Has little confidence in his leadership compared to Nasch's. * SequelHook: He appears at the end on the last episode of ZEXAL I.. * UndyingLoyalty: He is fiercely loyal to [[spoiler:Nasch and Merag, due to his connection to them during his past life.]] * VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Saves Shark just as a stone wall is about to crush him, and then urges Yuma to pay the cost and protect Hope, which eventually leads up to Yuma's win. Even though he is very focused on protecting the Barian World, he could have let Yuma lose and perished along with Shark, but he didn't. And even he doesn't know why.]] !!Nasch (Nash) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zero-raws_yu-gi-oh_zexal_ii_-_138_tx_1280x720_x264_aac_mp42014-01-27-07h39m56s122_41.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:The Seventh One]] ->Voiced by [[spoiler:Toshiki Masuda]] (JP) One of two Barian Emperors said to be missing. According to Vector, they just disappeared some time ago, and he speculates they are in the human world. The one image of Nasch shown featured him sat on a throne, and his silhouette resembled Shark's. At one point, Durbe used his name while he was trapped in the human world. Stated by Durbe to have been the leader of the seven when he was around. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. He is the owner of No. 101: Silent Honor's Ark Knight, and by extension, [=CNo.=] 101: Silent Honor's Dark Knight. For tropes applicable to his human form, see Main Characters > Ryoga Kamishiro ---- * AFatherToHisMen: Heavily implied by [[spoiler:how much losing them affects him and it's the reason Shark embraces his past life as Nasch.]] * BackFromTheDead: Silent Honor's Dark Knight's ability allows it to revive itself. * BadassCape: Only Emperor to have one. * BlackKnight: Silent Honor's Dark Knight. * CoolShip: [[spoiler:No.101: Silent Honors Ark Knight.]] * {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:No matter how hard Vector tried to escape from him and send him into despair during their duel, he never gives up and defeats Vector. And then he does it the second time around too.]] * EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Chaos Xyz King of Hope '''Barian''']] to Number 39: King of Wishes, '''Hope'''. ** MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The subtle differences in Barian's Japanese name puts it at odds with Hope. While both their names are pronounced exactly the same, the translation makes Hope the ''King of Wishes'', while Barian the ''King of Aspirations''.]] * FunWithAcronyms: [[spoiler:His Over-Hundred Number's name is written on the card as S H Ark Knight. In other words, Shark Knight.]] * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:His Barian's Chaos Draw seems to effectively be the Barian version of Shining Draw. He's also the only one to use it to draw a card other than The Seventh One.]] * MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Being unable to save any of his comrades during his duel with Vector as a human.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Due to the fact that Astral World seeks Barian World's destruction, Shark chooses to lead the battle against them in order to protect his men who live on as part of Barian's World.]] !!Merag (Marin) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zexalmarin_3502.jpg]] ->Voiced by [[spoiler:Creator/MegumiHan]] (JP) The second of the two missing Barian Emperors As with Nasch, they vanished some time ago, and Vector speculates they are in the human world. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. She is the owner of No. 103: Ragna Zero, and [=CNo.=] 103: Ragna Infinity, the Funerary Sub-Zero Maiden. For tropes applicable to her human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rio Kamishiro ---- * CuteMonsterGirl * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrificed herself to free Abyss Splash from Vector's control. Subverted later on, turns out that Don Thousand brainwashed her to do it.]] * ShouldersOfDoom * SmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:The only female amongst the Barians so far. Also true for her Over-Hundred Number.]] * WomanInWhite !!Don Thousand [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zero-raws_yu-gi-oh_zexal_ii_-_136_tx_1280x720_x264_aac_mp42014-01-13-08h02m21s230_5324.png]] ->Voiced by: Haruhiko Jo (JP), MitsuruMiyamoto (JP, [[spoiler:True form]]) The "God of the Barian World". Vector revives him in episode 99, after which Don Thousand merges with Vector. ---- * AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler:His goal is to merge Barian World and Earth together to make it powerful enough to destroy Astral World. And he succeeds in the merging part.]] * [[BiggerBad Bigger Bigger BIGGER Bad]]: The man behind the entire Barian World, and thus likely this show's answer to [[Manga/YuGiOh Zorc Necrophades]], [[Anime/YuGiOhGX the Light of Ruin]], and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Z-one]]. * BishonenLine:[[spoiler:After absorbing Vector, he turns into his true form, which resembles that of Eliphas crossed with Number 96 (which both make sense).]] * ChaosIsEvil: [[spoiler:To serve as a extreme Chaos counterpart to Astral World's extreme [[LightIsNotGood Order]].]] * TheCorrupter: His power, though it can heal other Barians, makes them susceptible to his influence, making them more malicious immediately, and allowing him to remove their free will. ** [[spoiler:In general, he is this to the Barians as a whole, as he was the one who set up the circumstances for their revivals in the first place.]] * CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:Since he has no clue where on Earth the Numeron Code is, he solves the problem by simply merging the Barian World with Earth to harness its power.]] * EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Eliphas, kinda. They're both extreme and villains who represent the worst of their alignment.]] * EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler:He created a million and {{Four|IsDeath}} Fake Numbers to serve as TheVirus. Besides the ones the Fearsome Four used, there is also an EvilCounterpart of Illuminknight]] * EvilMentor[=/=]TreacherousAdvisor: Vector absorbed him and draws power from him, but make no mistake, Don Thousand can kill him anytime he wants, and Vector is dancing to ''his'' tune. * {{Expy}}: Because of his role in the story, he might be this to [[{{Anime/YuGiOh}} Zorc Necrophades]]. Design-wise he looks quite similar to {{Mazinkaiser}}. * EyesDoNotBelongThere: He has one big eye in the middle of his waist. * GodOfEvil: God of Chaos. * HeWhoMustNotBeSeen[=/=]ShadowDiscretionShot: Has so far only been shown in shadow. You can ''kind'' of make him out in the opening, but only just. ** Then we finally see his full, unshadowed appearence in [[spoiler:Episode 129.]] ** [[spoiler:Despite this, there was still a shadowed form in the openings which appeared to be his first form, but now seems to be his true form.]] * LargeAndInCharge: He's clearly the largest resident of the Barian World, twice as tall as even Girag. [[spoiler:Gets far bigger after Vector is defeated by Nasch.]] * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:Used with LaserGuidedAmnesia to help reincarnate the Barians.]] * RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his true form, his hair is extremely long.]] * RedEyesTakeWarning ** [[spoiler:True form instead has MismatchedEyes - one red, one blue.]] * StoryBreakerPower: In true Yugioh villain fashion, Don Thousand's deck is utterly ridiculous. [[spoiler:One trap let him force his opponent (Mizael, no less) to OTK ''himself'', and another negated Utopia's summon and replaced it with Ganbara Knight with its effect negated. How did he use these? He activated them from his deck using a field spell he can play in your draw phase. Said field spell also allow him to use the effects of his Numeron Xyz monsters without having to detach Xyz materials. And his Ace Monster, Number C1000: Numerronius the Divine Giant, has 10,000 attack power, and powerful effects. To be slightly fair though, his Field Spell can only be used once per turn and requires him to have no other cards out. Plus, it was bad luck that Mizar had a card to OTK himself.]] ** [[spoiler:His Ace Monster with 10,000 ATK? It's got an upgraded form called Number [=CI1000=]: Numerronius Numerronia with ''100,000'' ATK! And one hell of an effect - a Catch 22: either you are forced to attack it and take massive damage, or, if you can't, lose.]] * SpikesOfVillainy * WingedHumanoid !!Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fearsomefourintro_272.jpg]] Comprised of Semimaru, Kurage, Mosquito Ninja and lead by Mr. Heartland, assigned by Vector to steal the Numbers now that Astral has died as well as eliminate Yuma, Shark and Kaito. These four serve their master, Vector, with absolute loyalty. All four have a great distaste for humans, seeing themselves as superior lifeforms. ---- * AnimalMotifs: Cicada for Semimaru, jellyfish for Kurage, mosquito for Mosquito Ninja and fly for Mr. Heartland. * BigCreepyCrawlies: All of them are based on one, [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers save for Kurage, who is a jellyfish man.]] * FourIsDeath: Kurage, made explicit by his ace being Number 4 [[spoiler:and him being revealed to be responsible for the car crash that killed Shark and Rio's parents]]. The group as a whole are also this to a lesser extent. * OneWingedAngel: They transform into monstrous forms to duel. %% The following entry has been commented out for being a Zero Context Example. Do not uncomment it without explaining how they fit one or both of the tropes. %% * QuirkyMinibossSquad[=/=]EliteMooks * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: How all of them are taken out. Yuma and III finish off the duel against Semimaru by combining the use of Atlantal's effect and a few Spell Cards they deal an attack with over 20000 ATK. Shark and IV take out Kurage using Abyss Splash at 9600 ATK (justified, as they needed to take his Life Points out in one go to prevent his endless loop of jellyfish monsters.) And then Kaito and V take down Mosquito Ninja with Kaito's 12000 ATK Galaxy-Eyes, back with a vengance. * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: While most villains try it, the Fearsome Four take it to a new level. Semimaru, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja all start their duels by taking half their opponents life points and adding it to theirs, just because. On top of that, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja handicap their opponents with poison and hallucinations respectively, while Semimaru simply discards a Battle Royal rule he doesn't like (not that he takes advantage of discarding that rule...) Thus far, however, all three who have dueled [[CheatersNeverProsper have lost anyway.]] ** Semimaru actually did take advantage of it - because he wanted ''Yuma and Trey'' to attack him as soon as possible. Though aside from that, and the whole life points thing, he dueled reasonably fairly (for this lot, anyway). ** And then we have Heartland's Barian field which only damages the opponent. Otherwise, Kite may well have still been able to win. * XanatosGambit: Their modus operandi. If they win their duels against their respective targets, they will obtain the Numbers of said targets. If they lose, and lose their Numbers to those targets, then it's no big lost to them, because their Numbers are merely four out of over a million fakes manufactured by Don Thousand. Additionally, those fakes would react negatively within their targets' decks when the Dimension Fusing devices are activated, weakening the targets. The fakes also serve as a means by which the Barians can track the heroes. Either way, it's a win-win situation for them. [[spoiler:After the loses of the others, Mr. Heartland exploits the latter situation to his advantage when challenging Kaito, as the fake Number in Kaito's deck weakens him to the point where he is unable to finish the duel.]] !!Mr. Heartland * ''See Dr. Faker Faction for more details.'' !!Semimaru (Erazor) * AdjustingYourGlasses: By the bridge. * BigCreepyCrawlies: His true form is a giant humanoid cicada. his number also qualify. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: Semimaru can suck people's memories. !!Kurage * MakingASplash: A water duelist and one of the reasons he wants Shark to call him sempai. * PoisonousPerson[=/=]PoisonIsEvil: Kurage can inject his victims with poison. * SempaiKohai: Kurage insists that everyone call him "sempai". He wants Shark to call him it because he is older and considers himself the best Water duelist. In reverse, he also calls Shark ''kohai''. * SmallNameBigEgo: Kurage calls himself the best Water duelist. He chose to go after Shark because he also uses Water monsters. He even expects Heartland to call him sempai. !!Mosquito Ninja * BigBadWannabe: Well, not quite, but the only reason that he even gave Kaito and V any trouble was due to cheating beforehand, and as soon as Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, he gets flattened. * BigCreepyCrawlies: Played straight for his true form, but interestingly subverted for his Number. It is certainly a creepy crawly, but it is most certainly ''not'' big - it's barely visible, being possibly the smallest monster seen in any ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series. [[spoiler:DoublySubverted when Mosquito Ninja makes the Number gain more attack, growing it into gigantic size.]] * NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a Barian that is also a ninja whose true form is a mosquito. * VerbalTic: "Ka". * VillainousBreakdown: After Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, Mosquito Ninja loses it more and more. And with good reason. [[/folder]] [[folder:Other]] !!Rokujuro (Roku) ->Voiced by: Shoichiro Akaboshi (JP), Mick Lauer (EN) The caretaker of the Duel Lodge and a personal friend of Yuma's grandmother, he lives all alone in the mountains with his pupil, Yamikawa. How he manages to survive so long is anyone's guess. Grandma Haru periodically sends supplies to him via her grandson, Yuma. He uses a lot of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' era cards such as the Poker Knights archetype as well as the classic Mirror Force. ---- * BigEater: Yuma's grandmother at first sent him to his monastery with a bag of supplies almost as big as Yuma was, which Rokujuo apparently ate in one sitting. * OldMaster: Serves as Yuma's grandfather figure. * MiniatureSeniorCitizens * {{Ninja}} !!Door of Destiny ->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP) The Demonic door that only appears in Yuma's dreams. It warns Yuma of future dangers and gives him new powers in order to fight them, but all this help has a price to pay... ---- * EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Its not until the end of the series that we find out what it is. * ShoutOut: Of Pandora's Box. !!No. 96: Black Mist (Number 96: Dark Mist) [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darkmist_6306.png]] ->Voiced by: MiyuIrino (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A physical manifestation of the card with the same name. Tries to get Astral to become evil as he claims that Astral wants the same thing all numbers want: destruction. As of episode 101, he became the owner of No. 65: Adjudicutting Devil - Judge Buster. In the following episode, he upgraded it into [=CNo.=] 65: Adjudicutting King - Judge Devil, and he himself was Ranked-Up into [=CNo.=] 96: Black Storm. In episode 110, he swiped No. 69: God Medallion - Coat of Arms and No. 92: Fake-Body God Dragon - Heart-eartH Dragon. And then ranked them up into [=CNo.=] 69: Death Medallion - Chaos of Arms, and [=CNo.=] 92: Fake-Body Void Dragon - Heart-eartH Chaos Dragon. Actually a fragment of power from Don Thousand, which was why he was different from the other Numbers. ---- * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Goes mad with power in episode 110 and declares himself to be a god.]] * AllYourPowersCombined: Can absorb the powers of the other number cards to make himself more powerful. * TheAssimilator: His field spell, Chaos Field, allows him to take Yuma's Numbers [[spoiler:and Rank them up into Chaos Numbers at will.]] * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Slips into this territory in episode 110.]] * BadassBoast: It originally claimed to be "the most powerful Number". And it is, just not from a card effect angle. It has more direct control over things than any other Number though. * CorruptPolitician: Not technically, but after escaping from the Emperor's Key up to the point where it allies himself with Vector, he uses such a man as a host; whether the Congressman was corrupt even without it's evil influence isn't known. * DarkIsEvil: Oh, yeah. * DemonicPossession: He takes over Astral's body in his first appearance. He retains this form every time afterwards. Also, after Astral undid the seal on him in Zexal II, he escaped to the human world and uses a human host. * EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Black Storm.]] * EnemyMine: Briefly calls a truce with Yuma and Astral to fight the Shadow Giant, a demonic creature sent by the Door to test Yuma. * EvilCounterpart: Becomes one to Astral. They even have the same VA in both the Japanese and English versions. * {{Expy}}: of Dark Bakura. It's impossible to '''not''' see the similarities. * EyesDoNotBelongThere[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:In chaos form, he has a big red eye on his abdomen. Also, a common trait with his ace card, No. 96: Black Mist and Black Storm. The former has eyes around his shoulders. The latter has eyes on his hind legs.]] * HannibalLecture: Pulls one in his first duel with Astral, telling him to abandon Yuma and fight back, trying to convince him that Yuma betrayed him anyway, and the reason he can't absorb Chaos Numbers is because he needs the power that ''he'' has. [[spoiler:While Astral doesn't believe a word of this, he pretends to do so for a few minutes to make Black Mist thinks he's torn.]] * ISurrenderSuckers: This was the most vital part of his first plan (he forced his original holder to lose on purpose to trick Astral into absorbing his card, then waited until Yuma was separated from the Emperor's Key so he could strike. (He didn't count on Tetsuo, however.) * ImprobableWeaponUser: His "Malicevorous" cards in Zexal II wield '''giant kitchen utensils'''. * OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Becomes one in episode 110 - he wants to lay waste to all three worlds.]] * OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:When he ranks up his card self with Barian's Force, he turns into a tall hulking WingedHumanoid with an eye in his abdomen, gaining quite a resemblance to Don Thousand.]] * ObviouslyEvil * PaletteSwap: Appears as a pitch black version of Astral. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In his first duel with Astral, he pulls an even better one than Vector (given that he is actually capable of making good on his threat). The temple places Yuma in a DeathTrap so that a bladed pendulum swings closer to him every time Astral inflicts damage upon Black Mist (in other words, Astral will kill Yuma if he wins, and losing would cause his own death, as the duel is over their Numbers). Fortunately, [[TakeAThirdOption a third option does exist]], but Astral has to get Yuma to figure out how to get to safety by himself, which he does.]] * SlasherSmile: [[http://i.imgur.com/Alfi0gg.png Likes to flash it quite often]]. * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Non-lethal example in his first duel with Astral; rather than lose the duel, he evolves into his Chaos form and uses a Trap that reduces both their LP to zero at once, forcing a draw. (Because Astral neither won nor lost, he survives unscathed.)]] * TentacleRope: Uses his tentacles to tie up both Yuma and Astral on separate occasions. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In episode 111, when he realizes he's going to lose to Yuma and Astral.]] * VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:In episode 89, when Astral and Yuma were in a tight spot and they needed his card to stretch out a victory.]] * VillainTeamUp: [[spoiler:With Vector.]] * WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:In chaos form.]] * WouldHurtAChild: Tried to impale Tetsuo with tendrils to gain back No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope. [[/folder]] [[folder:Astral World]] The Astral World is Astral's home world, under threat from the attacks of the Barians. In truth, the Astral World and the Barian World were once one realm, but its inhabitants separated the two in an attempt to remove chaos from their world so that they could achieve Rank-Up. However, removing chaos has only led the Astral World to stagnate and decay, with its citizens falling prey to diseases and despair. !!Eliphas http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eliphas_2_1484.png -> My name is Eliphas. The one who seeks this world's dream. ->Voiced by: Kenji Hamada The 'god' of the Astral World, Eliphas was created to protect the Astral World from chaos. By expelling any beings with chaos in themselves, Eliphas hoped to help the Astral World Rank-Up. He sent Astral to destroy the Barian World in order to erase chaos entirely, but he feels Astral has been corrupted and seeks to have him purified of the chaos Yuma has infected him with. Eliphas uses a New Order deck focused around the titular New Order monsters and Double Rank-Ups to summon stronger versions of his Xyz monsters. !!!Tropes: * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:His goal is to have the chosen of Astral World Rank-Up.]] * [[DeathByIrony Defeat by Irony]]: He's obsessed over constantly ranking up, even using a Rank 13 monster as his final ace, but he gets defeated by Hope Roots, a ''Rank 1'' monster. * EgyptianMythology: His motif is very Egyptian, and his New Order monsters are based on Egyptian deities. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Somewhat. After being defeated and seeing that he is no longer the right way for his people leads him to stop his actions, but Astral is still following his original missions to obtain the Numeron Code and destroy Barian World.]] * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He sacrificed himself in place of Astral to destroy the Numeron Field. He also gave Astral a card before that.]] * IncorruptiblePurePureness: A deconstruction, he utterly despises chaos to the point he [[spoiler:sends Astral to destroy the Barian World, and then attempts to execute Astral when he feels he's tainted by chaos. As well as try to destroy Yuma since his mere presence spreads chaos. This is also causing the people of Astral World to become sick since there's no chaos to heal them.]] * KnightTemplar: In the aim of saving Astral World he was willing to allow the Human World to be destroyed, and would have {{Mind Rape}}d Astral in further service of that goal if Yuma hadn't kicked his butt. * LightIsNotGood: Very shiny and light themed, with a goal of Order, but was initially an enemy. * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:He can use Shining Draw whenever he feels like it.]] * NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:He sent Astral to destroy the Barian World, much like Vector using Doctor Faker to try and destroy the Astral World.]] * OrderVersusChaos: [[spoiler:Embodies the Order side of the equation at its worst.]] * SuperPowerLottery: Notwithstanding his ability to draw any card he wants, his Xyz monsters are second only to [[YuGiOh5ds Z-one]] in hax. The highlights are Rank 12 Mahes [[note]]lets him summon all of the monsters used as Mahes' Xyz materials (which due to the way Mahes is summoned, is all of the preceding Xyz monsters Eliphas used.) and reattach them to Mahes at the end of the turn[[/note]] and Rank ''13'' Amun [[note]]For starters it can't be destroyed by battle or card effects. Its base attack is '''5000''' (a distinction shared by only 5 other cards in the entire game) and gains 100 extra attack for each Xyz Material attached to it. When it's summoned, it attaches a number of cards from the top of its opponent's deck as Xyz Materials, equal to the difference in Ranks between it and the opponent's Xyz Monster (Yuma's ace monster being Rank 4 Hope). Not only that, when an Xyz Monster is summoned by the opponent opponent Amun steals ''even more cards'', equal to the difference in ranks between Amun and that monster.[[/note]] * UpToEleven: [[spoiler:[[RuleOfThree Again]]. He uses a RANK THIRTEEN Xyz Monster, New Orders 13: Etheric Amun.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Manga Only]] !Dr. Faker's Number Hunters !!Captain Corn One of three people experimented on by Dr. Faker, Captain Corn once sailed the seven seas as a piece of corn a pirate dropped in his past life. Now he serves as one of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunters and works as an entertainer at the Heartland Fairgrounds. He owned No. 50: Black Corn. ---- * ArtificialHuman: He's a kernel of corn given human form %% * AnthropomorphicFood * AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Imagine a pirate made of corn. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: Explodes into popcorn upon defeat and is eaten by Yuma and friends. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Corn, obviously. He uses a Corn deck. Which leads us to... ** DeathByIrony !!Thunder Spark An artificial human created from electrons, Thunder Spark served as one of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunters. He, Captain Corn & Princess Cologne served as Guardians of the Theme Park. He used No. 91: Thunder Spark Dragon in his riding duels. ---- %% * ArtificialHuman * BadassFamily: His archetype (''Hunder'') is comprised of a father, a mother, a son and a daughter. * CoolBike: His Speed Loader Theme Park attraction. * HarmfulToTouch: Due to his power, nobody could touch him without being slightly electrocuted. ** IJustWantToHaveFriends ** GoOutWithASmile: Finally got his wish when Yuma offers his hand before he turned back to electrons. %% * HenshinHero %% * NoMouth %% * OurHomunculiAreDifferent !!Princess Cologne Cologne was once the favorite doll of a rich girl. However, as children are wont to do, she became forgotten the moment the child got a new toy. Dr. Faker picked her up and experimented on her, giving her life. Since then she has guarded Heartland City's theme park along with her two partners. Adopted by Yuma in the end. Was the holder of No. 22: Fran Ken. ---- * ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The three reasons why she duels with Yuma: because she's a Numbers Hunter, because Dr. Faker ordered so, and because Kotori and Cathy stole her clothes. * CreepyDoll ** [[LivingToys Living Toy]]: Courtesy of Grandpa Demetto. *** Who is a ShoutOut to [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinocchio]]. %% * ElegantGothicLolita * GrayRainOfDepression: After she was thrown away. * ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Technically. Cathy "abandoned" her when she outgrew her doll phase.]] %% * RapunzelHair !!Eviluder The fourth Numbers Hunter sent to attack Yuma. His deck has a deep-space theme and owns No. 42: Starship Galaxy Tomahawk !!Kyoji Yagumo The fifth Numbers Hunter to appear to Yuma, Eviluder's commanding officer and also the commander of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunter army. In the manga, he takes the place of IV for making Shark fall from grace; he tried to steal the deck of a renowned duelist and fails, except Shark takes the blame for him. He owns No. 70: Deadly Sin, No. 21: Frozen Lady Justice, No. 14: Greedy Sarameya, No. 23: Spirit Knight of the Underworld - Lancelot and 4 other Numbers. He was the former owner of No. 28: Titanic Moth before giving it to Haruto and the former owner of No: 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon before giving it to Kaito. ---- * AnimalMotifs: Spiders ** ArcNumber: 8, in companion to his Spiders theme. The total amount of Numbers he has are 8 * LuckySeven: All his known numbers (14, 21, and 70) are divisible by 7. * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:Averted like with power of ZEXAL: Usually, Number Cards are blank and take their definitive forms when the "victim" touches one, based on that person's secret desires, and takes over them, making their desires uncontrollable. For Kyoji, it is different: the Numbers he possess are all blank, and only take form whenever he summons them during a duel, and their effects become just what he needs in order to get out of a tight spot. According to him, it is because his one and only desire is "a wish as insubstantial as a single spider's web drifting on the wind". See StrawNihilist below for more info.]] * SiblingYinYang: Although they are not siblings, he is the Light to Shark's shadow. * [[spoiler:StrawNihilist: Kyoji's true colors are revealed to Mr. Heartland at the end of their duel. He knows all about Mr. Heartland's heinous crimes, but he considers the true sin committed by Heartland stopping the attacks on the Astral World to protect Earth, which will be destroyed in the process. According to him, the world deserves destruction, and existence is meaningless.]] * UnhandThemVillain: In Rank 26, when Yuma asks him to let Haruto go while they're both standing at the top of a tall building. You get no points for guessing what he does next (though he does give the mercy of holding Haruto up by a thread rather than outright dropping him). !!Hishakaku Another Numbers Hunter in service to Kyoji. Owns No. 72: Line Monster Chariot's Rook. ---- * AnimeHair * MeaningfulName: "Hisha" is the Japanese "rook" piece of Shogi while "Kaku" is "bishop", reflecting Hishakaku's appreciation for {{Shogi}}. * TakingYouWithMe: After being defeated by Kaito, Hishakaku activates a bomb that causes the arena they were dueling on to explode. !!Shadow The Third Numbers Hunter that serves Kyoji Yagumo. Was the holder of No. 13: Cain's Devil, No. 31: Abel's Devil, and No. 48: Shadow Lich. ---- * CainAndAbel: His numbers are named after them. * GrimReaper: Shadow Lich's appearance. * ILetYouWin: Lost to both Kaito and Shark on purpose. * SinisterScythe: Shadow Lich has one. !Others !!Luna [[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YZ04-PromoJP_1399.jpg]] Luna is a mysterious Numbers Hunter who opposes Dr. Faker. She has the ability to negate Kaito's photon abilities and gave No. 47: Nightmare Shark to Ryoga. ---- * DetachedSleeves * TheHunter * MysteriousWaif * ZettaiRyouiki [[/folder]]
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[[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Main [[index]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALMainCharacters Main Characters]] !!Yuma Tsukumo [[quoteleft:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Yumafull_8134.png]] ->Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (JP), Eli Jay (EN) The protagonist of the series, Yuma is a thirteen year-old middle-schooler living in the city of Heartland. Despite, or because of, his energetic, peppy personality he's known amongst his peers as a screw-up who can't do anything right, whether it be at school or at Duel Monsters. He possesses a pendant called the Emperor's Key, which turns out to be the key to unlocking a gate to another dimension, releasing the spirit Astral and the ninety-nine Numbers cards. With his own Numbers ace, No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope (a.k.a. Number 39: Utopia), Yuma and Astral must track down and collect the remaining Numbers cards. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AnimeHair[=/=]ImprobableHairStyle: As usual. ** There's also the fact that he has the craziest hair out of all of the franchise's protagonists. ''That is really saying something.'' ** Which is taken UpToEleven with his [[spoiler:[=ZEXAL II=]]] transformation. Not only does it have the size of a [[DragonBall Super Saiyan 3's]] hair, but it's ''tri-colored''. * AnimalMotifs: Zexal Weapons: ** BigBadassBirdOfPrey[=/=]WolverineClaws: Eagle Claw. ** DeathOfAThousandCuts: Asura Blow ** KingOfBeasts[=/=]PoweredArmor: Leo Arms, Zexal Weapon Xyz monster and the one with the highest ATK gain. ** MixAndMatchCritters[=/=]SinisterScythe: Chimera Cloth. ** TheFourGods *** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]CoolSword: Tornado Bringer (Seiryu, albeit red as opposed to blue). *** PantheraAwesome[=/=]CoolSword: Lightning Blade (Byakko). *** ThePhoenix[=/=]TheStraightAndArrowPath: Phoenix Bow (Suzaku). *** TurtlePower[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Ultimate Shield (Genbu). *** TigerVsDragon: The aforementioned Lightning Blade and Tornado Bringer respectably. Worth noting that Yuma equipped [[DualWielding both of them]] To Hope Ray in his duel with Tron/Vertix. ** WingedUnicorn[=/=]BladeOnAStick[=/=]PowerNullifier: Unicorn Spear. Its effect may reflect to a unicorn's powers in myths. [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALFriendsInHeartland Friends In legends, it is claimed that a unicorn's horn can neutralize poisons. This may reference to this card's ability to neutralize monster effects during the Battle Phase (Monster effects that are active during the Battle Phase usually either stop your attacks or prevent them from destroying your opponent's monsters). * AudienceSurrogate: Started out as one, but quickly graduated from it by the start of the second season. * BreakTheCutie: Occurs [[UpToEleven multiple times]] in Zexal I and Zexal II ** ''Zexal I'': *** Episode 14: When Yuma is [[spoiler:almost defeated by Kaito, he becomes wary of dueling and feels like he can't protect Astral.]] *** Episode 47-48: Yuma's [[spoiler:"kattobingu" spirit is stolen from him, leaving him depressed and scared.]] ** ''Zexal II'': *** Episode 84: Yuma almost [[spoiler:loses a duel to Mizael, and again becomes depressed over the fact that he's not a strong enough duelist to protect Astral.]] *** Episode 96: Yuma is broken by the revelation that [[spoiler:Rei Shingetsu was Vector all along, and that he had been faking his friendship with Yuma.]] *** Episode 111: Astral is [[spoiler:killed by Black Mist in order to save Yuma. Astral is able to give a heartwarming goodbye speech to Yuma before both he and Yuma's key disappear.]] *** Episode 124: [[spoiler:Shark reveals his true nature as Nasch, shocking Yuma. When Yuma's key and Nasch's emblem resonate and Yuma sees Nasch's memories, the shock knocks him out.]] *** Episode 128: III and V [[spoiler:lose to Mizael and are sacrificed to the Barian World. Yuma breaks down in tears as Mizael beats them down.]] * ButtMonkey * CatchPhrase: Kattobingu daze, ore! Often shortened to just "Kattobingu" when referenced or used by other characters. (Truthfully, it's a made-up word.) ** Dub catchphrase: "Feeling the flow!", used less often. Also "High five the sky!" ** In the English manga, it's "I'm Gonna Jet!" * ChainedByFashion: His Gagaga monsters. * CharacterDevelopment: He becomes much more strategic in his duels, and relies on Astral's help a lot less. * CoolDownHug: Delivers one to Haruto. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially in the dub. * {{Determinator}} * DealWithTheDevil * DumbIsGood * {{Expy}}: Mainly Judai and Yugi. With a healthy dose of the lack of dueling skill that Jonouchi had way back in the beginning. * ForgetfulJones: He forgot to register for the World Duel Carnival, forgot his invitation to the WDC Finals party, and forgot the Heart Pieces he spent a whole arc collecting when he went to the Finals. He's also misplaced his deck and Key more than once. * FusionDance: Can do so with Astral under extreme circumstances. * HeartIsAnAwesomePower * TheHero * HeroicBSOD: After his first encounter and near-loss to Kaito, Yuma utterly breaks down in the rain in front of Kotori, realizing he isn't good enough and even doing a SkywardScream. ** SkywardScream ** Also in his duel with III, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:without the word "kattobingu," Yuma is terribly depressed and afraid of dueling and taking on challenges in general.]] ** He suffers this again during his duel with [[spoiler:Mizael, so much so that Kaito has to take over the duel in his place]]. * HonorBeforeReason: Averted in his second Duel with Shark; despite promising not to use the Numbers, he summons Hope anyway, after Shark urges him to. Though given the reaction of his friends, it would seem that usually Yuma does play the trope straight. * HotBlooded: In direct comparison to [[TheStoic Yu]][[Anime/YuGiOh5DS sei]]. * TheHunter: Despite his denial of such a title, Yuma is very much a Numbers Hunter. * {{Hypocrite}}: Rare protagonist example, at least in the dubbed version; he freely claims that teamwork is the point of Xyz Monsters, even though he himself doesn't accept external help. ** He gets angry easily at times yet does not approve of others dueling in anger, and at one point [[spoiler:wanted to drop out of the WDC to find his father despite his promise to him about becoming a champion.]] *** There is an episode that hangs a lampshade on this, with Yuma himself pointing out that he is indeed hypocritical and pointing out how that was wrong of him. * IdiotHair: Albeit an exaggerated example. * IdiotHero: To the point where Astral often [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] his dueling misplays. ** He really seems to be the least intelligent out of the series's protagonists. He's actually closer to Jounouchi than he is to Yugi, both as a beginner and in his general personality. ** It's also in stark contrast to the other mains though, who are all TheStoic. This leads to an amusing NotSoStoic moment when they are at Jinlong's ruins, and Yuma smells Jinlong's lunch. Shark thinks that Yuma's sensed a Barian, and when he and Kite see Yuma walking in a trance towards the food, their reaction is priceless. [[spoiler:A look of disbelief that is very out of character for them, before shaking their heads in disgust ever-so slightly.]] * InvincibleHero: For once in this series, it's actually averted. He still wins most plot-important matches, but he actually does lose quite frequently. * JapaneseDelinquents: His Gagaga monsters have this as their theme. * {{Keet}} * KidHero: The youngest main character thus far. * KnightInShiningArmor: Hope and Hope Ray Victory ** BlackKnight: Hope Ray and Hope Ray V. ** DarkIsNotEvil: Hope Ray. UpToEleven with Hope Ray V, which due to the use of [[spoiler:Rank-Up Magic - Limited Barian's Force]] to create it looks downright ''demonic''. *** LightIsNotGood: On the other hand, regarding Hope Ray V. [[spoiler:Rei, the person that gave Yuma the Rank-Up-Magic card used to summon him, is revealed to be Vector. And he gave Yuma the card as part of a BatmanGambit.]] Despite the spoiler and its appearance, it's still the same attribute as Hope's other forms. *** LightIsGood: Hope and Hope Ray Victory. *** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Hope Ray V again. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that the person using the card isn't evil, but [[spoiler:the person who made it possible for Yuma to summon it is]]. ** DualWielding, Triple Wielding, Quadruple Wielding... ** GenerationXerox: Looks remarkably likes his father. ** GoodWingsEvilWings: White as Hope, Black as Hope Ray, psychedelic Purple as Hope Ray V and royal Gold as Hope Ray Victory. ** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Moon Barrier ** MeaningfulName: No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope is so named because he is the last monster to appear when Yuma opened Pandora's Box. *** Hope Ray's name can be taken as a pun on 'ray of hope', and the V in Hope Ray V could have any number of meanings. It can be taken as 'Victory', extending Hope Ray's name into a 'ray of hope for victory', and given that B and V are somewhat interchangable with Japanese phonetics, it could also be seem as Hope Ray [[spoiler:Varian/Barian, fitting its origin as an evolution brought on via a Barian card. The fact that he later obtains more "V" cards, all of Barian origin, practically confrims this.]] It could also be V as the Roman numeral for five, reflecting the fact that Hope Ray V is Rank 5. *** The Victory meaning is shared with [[CaptainObvious Hope Ray Victory]]. *** [[spoiler:Hope Roots may come from the expression "roots of evolution," which states that a beginning or primordial stage of evolution is unbalanced, weak or strong, and as it evolves, it compensates by counterbalancing some traits it loses.]] *** [[spoiler:Beyond the Hope means it is the final hope, beyond all other hopes.]] *** [[spoiler:Future Hope (along with its rank of 0) means it is hope for the unknown future which is not yet set in stone.]] ** MultiMeleeMaster: Zexal Weapons ** ShoulderCannon: Hope Ray V gets four when equipped with V Salamander. ** ShoutOut: Hope Ray V's [[VoltesV V-no-Jigiri]]. ** SinisterScythe: When equipped with [[spoiler:Chimera Cloth, Hope Ray V wields one.]] * LeeroyJenkins: What his dueling style, at least to start out with, tends to lean towards without Astral's help. * TheMcCoy: To [[TheSpock Yusei]], [[TheKirk Jaden, and Yugi]]. * MulticoloredHair: Red and black. * MusclesAreMeaningless: Yuma's a scrawny 13 year old kid whose primary form of exercise is standing still and playing card games yet he routinely pulls off athletic maneuvers that would put an Olympian to shame, typically in the process of getting up after being knocked down while playing that card game. * NextTierPowerUp: He manages to set a new record among the protagonists for the fastest gained canon upgrade to an ace monster with Chaos Numbers 39: King of Wishes, Hope Ray. He got one three times faster than [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]]. [[spoiler:He's gained two more in the anime, and another in the manga since. Subverted with Hope Roots though, which is a power-up, but is actually a downgraded version.]] * ObliviousToLove: Poor Kotori, Cathy and Anna. Lampshaded by Astral. [[spoiler:The ending seems to have subverted this, as Yuma seems to have accepted Kotori's affections.]] * PoweredArmor: In Zexal Mode, [[spoiler:and it gets spiffier and spiffier with each new form.]] * RedIsHeroic: Yuma's [[MulticoloredHair hair]], eyes and parts of his clothing aside, the number 39 on Hope/Utopia is also red and for a while Hope was the only Number monster with a number of that color. Hope Ray V[[note]]which may be a subversion[[/note]] and [[spoiler:Hope Ray Victory]] also have some red parts on their armor. [[spoiler:He even gets a red aura briefly while traveling to Astral World.]] * RedOniBlueOni: The red to Astral's blue. * TheRival: At various points, to Shark, Kite, Gauche, Vector and Alito. * ShoutOut: To Pandora's Box. Yuma opened the door that unleashed 98 evils unto the world, but he also gained the power necessary to fight them: Hope. * StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Take into account the gravity of the word "kattobingu" to him and he slips right into type A.]] * SuperMode: [=ZeXal=], [[spoiler:[=ZeXal=] II, and [=ZeXal=] III.]] * {{Telepathy}}: Yuma and Astral can communicate with each other this way, but they usually don't. After all, how else would Yuma embarrass himself in public by talking with himself? * ThePowerOfFriendship: Played to incredible extremes. Yuma is able to become friends with ANYONE, ranging from stoic and seemingly emotionless characters (Astral), a juvenile delinquent which he helps reform (Shark), a Hunter who will stop at nothing to collect his Numbers and Soul (Kaito), a gentle boy driven to AxCrazy insanity and hatred (III) and even [[spoiler:Rei Shingetsu, who despite revealing himself to be Vector and trying to hurt Yuma countless times, is still cherished by Yuma as a friend as seen when he attempts to rescue him, and his sincerity brings Vector to some sort of HeelFaceTurn.]] It is even hinted in more than one episode that Yuma and Astral are able to go FusionDance into ZEXAL partly because of the bond of trust between them, which Vector tries to sabotage. Shark even Dueled Yuma to snap him out (successfully) of his HeroicBSOD, despite not wanting to admit pout loud that he cares for Yuma a lot, and Kaito Opened up to Yuma gradually (Thanks to Yuma showing genuine concern for him and his brother) and finally considered him his rival (after calling him a mere idiot earlier), and promising him to duel him as many times as he wants in order for Yuma to achieve his goal (of surpassing Kaito). III even called Yuma his first true friend, and that's coming from an innocent soul who had to live in a broken family situation. * TheUnintelligible: Kattobingu! There is no real translation for it. It is merely just a phrase Kazuki Takahashi came up with for Yuma when he created the character. "Katto" literally means "to flare up" ("bingu" is merely the Japanese spelling of the English sound effect "bing"). * VictorGainsLosersPowers: Yuma can use any Numbers which he has defeated and Astral has absorbed, making his Deck expand with each victory. However, he uses very few of them, and generally defaults back to only using Hope. Though when he does, it's very satisfying. * WeakButSkilled: Only his Xyz Monsters are truly powerful in terms of ATK, so he compensates by having various powerful card effects, if he uses them correctly. !!!''Zexal II'' * AllLovingHero: He somehow managed to redeem [[spoiler:''Vector'']], despite [[spoiler: Vector's]] constant {{troll}}ing, maintaining that even if [[spoiler: Vector]] had no soul he'd still believe his lies again and again because he believes that [[spoiler: Vector]] has the potential to have a soul. * BookEnds: Ends the series in the same place and using the same method he started it. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Kaito and Shark. Is the squire due to his relative inexperience with duelling, optimistic attitude, and his status as TheHero. He also tends to look up to both Kaito and Shark. * MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: [[spoiler:Senses Girag first appearance on earth and later Don Thousand alongside Rio. Though what this means about him is currently unknown.]] * RealityWarper: In [=ZeXal=] II form, he can use Re-Contract Universe to change a card, for instance transforming Limited Barian's Force into its 'true form', Numeron Force. * ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:In his final duel with Nasch, Yuma realizes that the price the Door claimed would come with the power that he obtained with Astral, would be to lose who he truly was (his idealistic ability to connect with others), which he ultimately managed to defy.]] !!Astral http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Astral_9783.jpg ->Voiced by: MiyuIrino (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A spirit being from another dimension who meets Yuma after he unlocks a dimensional gate. With no memory of who he is, Astral and Yuma must collect the ninety-nine Numbers monsters to reconstruct his memory. While living with Yuma he tends to make observations regarding daily human life, and possesses great insight into Duel Monsters. As only Yuma can see him, most others tend to think Yuma's going crazy whenever he bickers with him. After regaining memories from several of the Legendary Numbers, he recalls his mission is to destroy the Barian World. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AlienArtsAreAppreciated ** AliensStealCable ** SenseFreak: Astral looooves rice balls. Justified, as he was fused with Yuma at the time, and he normally doesn't eat. * AmnesiacHero: He arrives on Earth with no memories of his past life, and has to piece his memories together by collecting the Numbers. * BatmanGambit: Taking down the math teacher by knowing that he was obsessed with perfection and so would act to restore his LP to 4000 even though doing so was unnecessary. NiceJobFixingItVillain ensues. * DeerInTheHeadlights: Develops a phobia to Kaito, which causes him to freeze up whenever he hears his name. He gets over it. * FusionDance: With Yuma. * HeroicBSOD: The same as Yuma after their near-loss to Kaito. * TheLancer * OhCrap: When Kaito uses Photon Cerberus to prevent the Trap Card which forms Yuma's last defense from activating, Astral freezes up completely. * RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yuma's red. * ReversePsychology: During Yuma's duel with Ukyo; Yuma gets so angry at him he tells Astral he will ''not'' do what he says, so Astral deliberately gives Yuma the ''wrong'' advice, and as he hoped, Yuma does the exact opposite, which is the what he ''should'' do. * SpiderSense: Gets a 'bad feeling' when Kaito is nearby in episode 13. * SpiritAdvisor: Astral is this to Yuma, and later [[spoiler:Shark, Kaito, Kotori and Rio]]. * TheSpock * TheStoic: Which contrasts quite starkly with Yuma. * StopHelpingMe: In-universe. Yuma doesn't take too kindly to Astral trying to take control of his duels, though eventually he starts to realize that he's the main reason he's started winning in the first place. (Possibly owing to Astral's insults, though.) * {{Telepathy}}: As shown in Episode 28, Astral and Yuma can communicate telepathically. Regardless, they usually don't, which is really only noticeable on Yuma's end since, from most people's perspective, he ''is'' talking to air. * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cats?]]: Displays a phobia of Cathy's cats, but quickly grows out of it in subsequent episodes. !!!''Zexal II'' * AttackAttackAttack: [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=], he recklessly attacks Vector's Number even though doing so is only damaging his own Life Points.]] * TheBerserker: [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=] form.]] * CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler:Vector uses his suppressed jealousy and anger of Yuma being a closer friend towards "Shingetsu" than with him and Yuma not telling him he's a Barian to make him absolutely ''batshit''.]] * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:In the first half of Episode 98, both as Dark [=ZeXal=] and as himself.]] * HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Forces Yuma out of Zexal II mode so Yuma wouldn't be hit by Black Mist's attack]]. [[spoiler:He almost does it again in Episode 139, only for Eliphas to take his place.]] ** GoOutWithASmile/PutOnABus: [[spoiler:He gives one final smile to Yuma before vanishing in episode 111.]] *** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Reunites with Yuma ten episodes later.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Dark [=ZeXal=] uses a berserker strategy to try and overwhelm Vector with continuous attacks which increase in power, but due to Vector's Hundred Over Trap, the reckless attacks only damage Dark [=ZeXal=] himself.]] ** [[spoiler:Episode 121 shows that whatever Astral did during his battle against Don Thousand in the past ended up harming them both.]] * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: ** Number 99[[spoiler:: Dragon King of Wishes, Hope Dragoon]] ** Number 100[[spoiler:: Numeron Dragon]] * MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:When Vector corrupts him with darkness, he begins to chant '[=ZeXal=]'.]] ** [[spoiler:In Dark [=ZeXal=] form, he constantly repeats the order for Hope Ray V to attack Shining, as well as the name of Chimera Cloth's power-up effect.]] * SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:When he's DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]] * YearsTooEarly: Says this to [[spoiler: Yuma during their final face-off, after being challenged by his human partner to a duel, with the Barian World and Yuma's memories of Astral at stake, after overwhelming him in one turn with 5 Utopia monsters.]] !!Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro (Reginald "Shark" Kastle) [[quoteleft:141:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Sharkfull_5835.png]] ->Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (JP), Gary Mack (EN) Known as the number one bully at Yuma's school, Shark is a duelist who once played at the national level, but was banned from the circuit due to looking at his opponent's deck before the championship match. Due to his skills, at first he is arrogant and merciless to his opponents, defeating Tetsuo and taking his deck through the ante rule and crushing Yuma's pendant, but upon being defeated by Yuma he shows that he does have some sense of honor by returning the deck without protest, and Yuma believes that one day they'll be friends. During his first duel with Yuma his ace monster is No. 17: Leviathan Dragon, and afterwards he switches to Black Ray Lancer. After his duel with III he gains possession of No. 32: Marine Biting Dragon - Shark Drake. During his duel with IV, he is able to use Chaos Xyz Change, evolving Shark Drake into [=CNo.=] 32: Shark Drake Vice. In the manga he gains No. 47: Nightmare Shark instead. He had a previous human incarnation as the king of an island kingdom. An enemy king (Vector's past incarnation) attacked said kingdom and, after having his Gorgonic Guardians defeated, summoned a deity (No. 73: Abyss Splash the Roaring Waterfall Diety) to smite the kingdom for good. However, his friend, a knight riding a Pegasus (Durbe) arrived to assist, giving the princess (Rio) the opportunity to sacrifice herself to summon another deity (No. 94: Crystal Zero the Polar Ice Princess) to counter. After that, Shark furiously attacked Vector's army and pursued the mad king to his kingdom, where he met a girl named Iris who looked strangely similar to Rio. Shark decided to fight King Vector on his own to minimize the losses, but Vector started a Shadow Game, which meant the more monsters of a certain player's were destroyed, the more losses their army would have. Shark won the duel, but all the monsters in his deck were sent to the graveyard, meaning, his entire army died. An unspecified amount of time later, he died and was reincarnated as Nasch, the leader of the Seven Barian Emperors, but was killed by Vector, who had also be reincarnated as a Barian and was reincarnated again into his present life. After Durbe shows him his past memories, he transforms back into Nasch. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * BadassBiker: Following his first loss to Yuma, he drove a rather cool motorcycle - or something like one - for a while. (WordOfGod has said that Shark's bike is "not a motorcycle but a futuristic vehicle that has yet to be named", which is why he can drive it, despite not being legal driving age, and they didn't go into further detail.) * BadassNormal: He's shown to be an excellent duelist even when he doesn't have a Numbers card and is able to hold his own against Kaito [[spoiler:even if he loses.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: With No. 17: Leviathan Dragon and No. 32: Shark Drake [[spoiler:and Chaos Number 32: Shark Drake Vice.]] * BattleAura: [[spoiler:Gets a dark purple one when he gives in to Shark Drake in episode 58.]] * BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Tron due to his actions in the duel with IV.]] * BigBrotherInstinct * BlackKnight: Black Ray Lancer, his first ace card. * CurbStompBattle: Does this to Tetsuo in the first episode and [[spoiler:Yuma]] in the 10th. * TheCorruption: Shark Drake's effect on him. Just like Tron planned. ** AchillesHeel: Seems like Yuma is this to Shark Drake's effect on Ryoga. * [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Starting from his nickname, shark monsters such as Jawsman and Aero Shark make up the main component of his sea deck. ** Then you get something weirder like the Sharktopus, a MixAndMatchCritter of a shark and octopus. ** UpToEleven with Shark Drake and Nightmare Shark. [[spoiler:And finally with Shark Drake Vice.]] * FireForgedFriends: He starts respecting Yuma and being friendly towards him, though not a member of Yuma's group by his own choice, after their tag match. ** ThePowerOfFriendship: Which he uses to resist No. 32's mind control. * IneffectualLoner: It's worth noticing that in the openings, in contrast to Yuma with Astral and his friends, Shark is often shown alone in dark places. But Yuma refuses to let him go, and insists that they're friends. [[spoiler:He eventually begins to avert it, especially when Rio joins the cast.]] * ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Non-romantic example, towards Yuma as he excessively tries to push the latter away as to make sure that he doesn't end up hurt by IV. * {{Jerkass}}: He starts out as this at the beginning of the series but after Yuma defeats him, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he begins to become more humble]]. * KickTheDog: Upon their first meeting he steals Yuma's pendant and crushes it, saying that he obviously didn't care for it much if he couldn't protect it. Good thing Yuma's rather forgiving. * LargeHam: Once a duel begins he starts chewing scenery like there's no tomorrow. * LaughablyEvil: Even before his HeelFaceTurn, people still find Shark's tenacity to be a {{Jerkass}} hilarious...until he smashed Yuma's pendent. * MakingASplash: His Deck is primarily Water-Attribute monsters and support cards. * MulticoloredHair: Purple and pale blue. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Claims she is to anyone who cannot duel at at least Yuma's level. This is misinterpreted by Takashi and Tokunosuke as "Yuma is dating Rio". * NobodyCallsMeChicken: In the dub. * OldShame: InUniverse example. Used to be a championship-level duelist, but he was tricked into cheating by a forced glance at his opponent's Deck pre-match and was disqualified from the championship. He went downhill after this. ** Seems to think a bit of this about [[WhatTheHellHero crushing Yuma's key]], and in return tries to keep it safe from Kaito. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well.]] * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:How he brought out Shark Drake Vice.]] * TheRival: To Yuma initially, then to IV after he and Yuma become friends. ** ItsPersonal ** {{Revenge}} * SanityHasAdvantages: For Shark, this is ''very'' true. The first two times he lost to Yuma, he was BrainwashedAndCrazy or under some other form of mind control. The times he was fully lucid and in control of his actions, however, [[CurbStompBattle Yuma didn't stand a chance.]] And this is usually the case with him overall, most of the time. * TheStoic: Outside of duels. * SuperMode: For Shark Drake, [=CNo.=] 32: Shark Drake Vice. * SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:When he fully embraces Shark Drake's power, he glows with purple aura and gets the power to summon Chaos Number 32.]] * WorthyOpponent: Considers Yuma to be this eventually. * YourSoulIsMine: Lost his soul after losing against Kaito after their duel. He got better, thanks to Yuma. !!!''Zexal II'' * AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Like his sister, he's started showing traits that provide a possible connection to the Barians. The first evidence was in episode 100, where he gets an aura that repairs Durbe's Barialapis bracelet, allowing Durbe to take his true form. The second (which pretty much confirms it) is in episodes 108-109, where he relives his previous life as a king who fought Vector's past human incarnation. Then he turns back into Nasch.]] * BridalCarry: Gives one to his twin sister Rio in episode 78 after defeating Chitaro Ariga and freeing her from his imprisonment. * DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Shark had died ''three times'' before the start of the series - first during his past life as King, next he's killed as a Barian by Vector and reincarnated as a human, then finally dies ''again'' in a car crash. Though that last one wasn't the Shark we've known.]] * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After learning about his past as Nasch, he defects from the heroes and joins the rest of the Barian Emperors to protect his people.]] * HatesBeingTouched: Behaves this way when Chitaro Ariga holds his shoulder. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Kaito and Yuma. Is the knave due to his cold attitude, loner nature, and lack of care towards things other than his friends and dueling. At the start of the series, he also dueled for his own self-interest and mixed in with a gang as a mercenary duelist. * MementoMacguffin: Episode 78 reveals that he wore the two silver rings on his right hand throughout the first ZEXAL series as a reminder of his sister, Rio, [[spoiler:who presented them to him when they were kids and suggested that they wear them to symbolize their bond as twins. When Shark dismissed it as a stupid idea, Rio threw the rings to the ground in anger and walked away, prompting him to wear them thereafter. He later gives one to Rio in the hospital. Their bond later helps to free Rio from Chitaro Ariga's imprisonment, with the rings now serving their original purpose.]] * ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:During his first meeting with Yuma after his FaceHeelTurn, he insists that he is Nasch, and no longer "Shark" or "Ryouga".]] * NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Neither him or Rio have turned against their will. They chose to embrace their past lives and defend the Barian World, which is why their human friends attempts to make them remember don't work.]] * StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:He attempts to goad those who duel him into hatred precisely because he doesn't want anyone to pull a IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, like IV attempts on him.]] * TomatoInTheMirror: Shark smashes the mirror when [[spoiler:in his past life memories he sees the Barian pendant around his neck.]] * YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:Durbe seems to be trying to convince him of this. After showing Shark the remaining memories of his past life, he succeeds, resulting in Shark transforming into Nasch offscreen.]] !!Kaito Tenjo (Kite Tenjo) [[quoteleft:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Kaitofull_5248.png]] ->Voiced by: KoukiUchiyama (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A 'Numbers Hunter', Kaito is hunting down and capturing Numbers monsters to try and help his brother, Haruto, who allegedly can only have his strange disease cured if all one-hundred Numbers are gathered. His Deck theme is the 'Photon' cards, with his ace being Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. In addition, he also possesses around fifteen Numbers, five of which are known: No. 10: White Knight Illuminator, No. 20: Gig-Anto Brilli-Ant, No. 30: Acid Golem of Destruction, No. 56: Goldrat, and No. 09: Sky Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere. As of episode 43, he now holds the current strongest Xyz monster in the game, Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. As of episode 64, he has lost all of his Numbers cards. He later gained a few more, though has apparently lost all of them as well, after his apparent death. In the manga he has a stronger version of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon called Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon. He also gets No. 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon from Kyoji Yagumo. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AntiVillain: Aside from his sympathetic motivation, Kaito tries to keep the fact that those who lose to him will have their souls taken a secret, and even commends Yuma on his spirit. * BadassBoast: Gets one in his Rank 7 appearance before beating down a gun-wielding thug: --> '''Kaito''': I am the light that illuminates the darkness stagnating people's hearts. * BadassLongcoat: Black most of the time, but it turns into a [[Anime/YuGiOh Kaiba]] and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack]]-esque white one when he Duels due to his Photon Change. * BerserkButton: Hurt Haruto, and he will ''crush you''. * BigBrotherInstinct: His motivation is healing his younger brother Haruto, to the point [[spoiler:he cancels a Duel with Yuma he was about to win when he finds out that Haruto has collapsed.]] ** Even better in the tag duel with him teaming with Yuma against III and IV. [[spoiler:His BigBrotherInstinct and bond with Haruto manifests itself as the ''strongest Xyz monster in the game''.]] *** And during his duel [[spoiler:against Tron when Tron begins to torture Haruto]] he was fully ready and actually tried to walk away from the duel and go to his brother. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him Tron won't have any of that....]] * BigCreepyCrawlies: No. 20: Gig-Anto Brilli-Ant. * BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Episode 36; he stops an airship from crashing with ''[[{{Badass}} only himself]]'' [[{{Badass}} piloting it]] and Orbital 7 ''pushing against it''.]] * CatchPhrase: In the dub, the chant to summon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is either this or some variation of it: -->'''Kaito:''' Here comes the monster more savage than a supernova! With a cataclysmic force of ten black holes put together! A cosmic scourge that vaporizes anything in its path: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon! ** He usually says something dramatic when he summons Neo-Galaxy Eyes, but it's different each time. * ConspicuousCG: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; No.30: Acid Golem of Destruction. * DarkReprise: After taking Kaito's numbers, Tron unleashes 3 powerful monsters in one turn...the first of which being Number 10: White Knight Illuminator. A bit too eerily similar of the first turn Kaito took on-screen, bringing out the same number to start off his combo. * DeadlyUpgrade: The Photon Transformation puts considerable stress on his heart, to the point that his resting heart rate is well over 100 beats per minute. * DontYouDarePityMe: Tends to take this attitude when Yuma shows concern about him, most notably in episodes 42-43, 55-56 and 69-71. * {{Expy}}: Kaito looks pretty similar to [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Paradox]], to the point of fans referring to him as 'Kid Paradox'. As is typical for ''YGO'' rivals, Kaito is also to a degree an Expy of [[Anime/YuGiOh Kaiba]] with a 3000 ATK point ace dragon and a similar white coat. ** Both also share similar motive in their quest: to rescue their brother. ** And at one point in the manga, he takes Tetsuo hostage, making a similarity with Pegasus. Yes, he is an expy of at least 3 characters. ** Make that four - His Photon Mode also makes him look like Jack Atlas of ''Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's'' and when he summons Neo Galaxy-Eyes he calls it "my very soul", just like what Jack does when he summons Red Dragon Archfiend. He also called Galaxy-Eyes "my soul." * GeniusBruiser: The equivalent; his Deck hits very hard due to its ability to rapidly summon Numbers and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, but Kaito is a ''very'' good player noted to be more skilled than Astral, to the point he even takes into account the fact his Galaxy-Eyes can't destroy Numbers by using his Photon Wind card to capitalize. * GenreSavvy: He is smart enough to neutralize the threat of a face-down card rather than charging in, knowing full well that it would more-than-likely screw him over: --> '''Kaito''': Did you really think I would attack carelessly when there is a face-down card on your field? * TheHunter: Introduces himself as "the Numbers Hunter," and certainly lives up to the title. * LightIsNotGood: His 'Photon' cards are either Light-Attribute monsters or support Light-Attribute monsters, but he's at best a WellIntentionedExtremist. And his above BadassBoast more-or-less cements it. Also, his dueling attire is white. * ManInWhite: Only when he Duels, due to his 'Duel Mode Photon Change', which aside from just screaming LightIsNotGood, may be what prevents him from being corrupted by the Numbers. * ManOfKryptonite: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is designed to take down Xyz monsters even going by its real-life profile, where it can remove itself and the monster it battles from play and return both to the field later. Due to the way Xyz Monsters work, this removes their Xyz Material Monsters, leaving them without the ability to activate their effects which need them to give up an Xyz Material. To add insult to injury, Galaxy-Eyes gains 500 ATK for each Xyz Material the other removed monster had when they jumped out of play. If it takes out an Xyz with five materials, this makes it stronger than ''F.G.D'', one of the two strongest monsters in the game. And this is ''before'' it upgrades to Neo Galaxy-Eyes... * MegaManning: Like Yuma, he adds the Numbers he defeats to his Deck. * MidSeasonUpgrade: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. * MoralityPet: His brother, Haruto. * NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:He almost beat Yuma, literally declaring a winning attack with Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, but called off the Duel after discovering that Haruto had collapsed.]] * OlderThanHeLooks: He's actually 18 at the start of the series. Not uncommon given Yugioh's art style. * PetTheDog: It's heartwarming to see Kaito with his brother, to say the least: --> '''Kaito''': You're just dreaming... a bad dream... ** Another example, he was clearly watching Orbital 7's duel with Yuma that Orbital 7 snuck off to do, proven by the small compliment he gave the guy when he got back. * PowerupFullColorChange: Whenever Kaito goes into Photon Mode. * TheRival: Both to Yuma AND Astral. But he considers Astral to be his ''true'' rival, whereas Yuma is just an [[IdiotHero idiot]]. * RodentsOfUnusualSize: No.56: Goldrat * SayMyName: "HARUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" He does this many, many, MANY times. * ShoutOut: His Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is a CallBack to Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragon in Duel Monsters, with a similar name theme, appearance and the same stats (3000 ATK/2500 DEF). ** Also, his ability to change his clothes to white and apparently duel without a D-Gazer is called [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Duel Mode]] Photon Change. Is Kaito a displaced ''5D's'' character missing a D-Wheel? *** Well, Orbital 7 CAN become a motorcycle... ** His first appearance features him diving off a skyscraper, opening glider wings and smashing through glass to enter a building. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Hm...]] ** In one scene, he calls his Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon "Waga tamashii" ("My soul" in English). That's what [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] calls his Red Demon's Dragon / [[DubNameChange Red Dragon Archfiend]]. ** And his Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is an {{Expy}} of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, and Paladin of Photon Dragon is the "Photon" counterpart of Paladin of White Dragon, Paladin of the Cursed Dragon and Knight of Dark Dragon. * SuperMode: He gains the ability to [[TurnsRed turn Red]] summon Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Neo Galaxy-Eyes itself counts as one for Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. And we do mean SUPER, given that it's a serious contender for one of the strongest Xyz monsters in the game. [[spoiler:Also gains an alternate upgrade for Galaxy-Eyes, Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. Which is just as strong, but can get stronger far more easily and when it's destroyed, it comes back to BOOT.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: Very well-intentioned, and very extreme in his methods. * WhiteKnight: It's in the name; "No. 10: White Knight Illuminator", though the CGI makes it look like it's a knight on a HellishHorse. * WorfEffect: Both him and Galaxy-Eyes in the second and third arcs, though they get some of it back in the next two. * YourSoulIsMine: A side-effect of his Numbers collecting "Photon Hand" is taking the opponent's soul. Though, unusually, Kaito seems to have a problem with taking his opponents' souls. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheAtoner[=/=]BeAllMySinsRemembered: Appears to have become this as of Zexal II, judging by his line to the thugs in episode 75 telling him they'll "send him to hell;" --> '''Kaito''': [[spoiler:I'm already headed there. It's where my guilty soul will end up one day. But I'm taking your Barian World with me! Are you ready to repent?]] * DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:His final duel with Mizael has him creating an all new ace monster for himself, ''Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon'', out of just sheer willpower as he's slowly dying due to lack of oxygen on account of the duel being on the moon. Not only does he win, he ends up unlocking Number 100 in the process, which is the key to the Numeron Code. Then he promptly dies, but not before passing on the code to Mizael, whom he admits is the better dragon tamer, showing an AlwaysSomeoneBetter moment.]] * GenreSavvy: Warns Yuma that [[spoiler:the events surrounding Shingetsu's kidnapping were too convenient, and that it was likely that Yuma, Kaito and Shark were going straight into a trap]]. Yuma proceeds to ignore Kaito's warning. [[spoiler:It bites them pretty hard in the ass.]] * KnightKnaveAndSquire: Forms this with Shark and Yuma. Is the knight due to his gathering of the Number cards for the sake of curing his brother Haruto's illness, and his doing so under Dr. Faker's instructions. Additionally, the first Number card that he used is No. 10: White Knight Illuminator, which can be said to be a representation of that nature. * MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:"Prime" means "Main" or "Important", which could show Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon is the "Main" "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" or important to Photon Dragon.]] * PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Defeated Mizael but died from suffocation due to the damage sustained on his spacesuit.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Friends in Heartland]] !!Kotori Mizuki (Tori Meadows) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Kotori_Mizuki_1927.jpg ->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoKomatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) A friend of Yuma's. She's much more sensible and down-to-earth than he is, so as a result she tends to have to constantly nanny him. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * TheChick * ClingyJealousGirl: Shows some shades of this towards Yuma. * DamselInDistress: She is often used as leverage against Yuma. Even in ''Zexal II'' where she does get a fairy deck, it really doesn't make any difference. * TheLoad: Insists on tagging along with Yuma on his adventures even though the situations can be quite dangerous and she can't provide much help or defend herself. She eventually gets a deck but has only used it once in the series (and that when when she was mind controlled). * LimitedWardrobe: Averted. In contrast to almost everyone else, she has at least eight outfits she cycles through in addition to her school uniform. * MsFanservice: She is the most prominently featured female character. ** MagicSkirt: Her casual wear isn't as bad, but her school uniform's incredibly short. ** PantyShot: Averted, most blatantly in episode 13. * MulticoloredHair: Two shades of green. * NeutralFemale * OnlySaneMan: Especially in episode 97, where [[spoiler:she snaps Yuma out of his angst between choosing to protect his firends and Astral, and then Takes a Third Option to save herself and her friends.]] * SayMyName: She's like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]] basically in that her most used word is "Yuma". * ShipTease: It is heavily implied she harbors a crush on Yuma. * [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Shows more than enough tech knowledge to qualify as this. * TheWatson: When Duel Monsters is involved, allowing any of the more duel-savvy characters such as Tetsuo to explain the rules to her (and the audience). * {{Tsundere}} * ZettaiRyouiki: To varying grades depending on her outfit. !!!''Zexal II'' * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of Girag. * FairySexy: Starts using a Fairy deck after getting pointers from Rio. * [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Gains the unique distinction of being the first YuGiOh love interest that actually wins. Ever.]] !!Tetsuo Takeda (Bronk Stone) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9su4pLzKC1rdsudto1_500_8744.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Makoto Shimada (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) Another one of Yuma's friends. He can be quite competitive and often finds humor in others' failings, particularly with Yuma, but he generally tends to be on Yuma's side. He uses a Clockwork Deck with his Ace Monster being Clockwork Shikigami. ---- * {{Acrofatic}}: Can ride a skateboard at ludicrous speed and deliver a powerful jumping uppercut to a giant robot. * TheBigGuy * ClockworkCreature: His deck is themed after toys made of clockwork. * FatBestFriend * GeniusBruiser: For the show's standards anyway. Tetsuo is a big guy, but as episode 20 shows us he is a very capable duelist. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes off as a bit of a dick at first, but is revealed to have a good side. * NiceHat: A red baseball cap always turned backwards. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Yuma. !!!''Zexal II'' * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Subverted. He succeeds in reminding her of her self as Rio, but she defeats and kills him as she stands by Barian World no matter what.]] !!Cathy (Cathy Katherine) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8tqo8ZX1E1rd1bedo2_500_6830.png]] ->Voiced by: YuKobayashi (JP), Bella Hudson (EN) A shy girl in Yuma's class who has a crush on him. Eventually joins the group when he starts paying attention to her after they duel. Uses a cat themed deck. ---- * ActionGirl: Outside of duels, she's surprisingly... cat-like in her reflexes and agility. * TheBeastmaster: She can command a legion of cats to do her bidding. * BigFancyHouse: One with a rather gothic, cat-like theme. In the manga version, it has a high-tech computer lab in the basement that the Numbers Club use for their headquarters. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Thanks to Girag in episode 81. * CatGirl: Technically, it's cat ear-shaped hair, but it's close enough. She also meows occasionally, and can communicate with cats. * ClassyCatBurglar * CrazyCatLady: Not as crazy as other examples, but she's still up there. * EngagingConversation: In the manga, she shows off all her cool tech, and then casually points out to Yuma that if he marries her, all this will be his. [[CaptainObvious Kotori was not pleased.]] * TheGlassesComeOff: When she duels so that she may fasten her duel gazer. * GothicLolita: Her dueling outfit. * GracefulLoser: Towards Dog-chan. * FemmeFatalons: Has a pair of gloves with cat-like claws on the fingertips. * HairDecorations: Her ears are formed by triangular hair clips. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Literally pushes Tori to go with Yuma to Barian World, accepting that Tori is able to support Yuma better than she could.]] * KindheartedCatLover * MagicSkirt: Like every girl in school. * {{Meganekko}}: Pun definitely intended. * {{Ninja}}: Perhaps not officially, but she's got plenty of the moves. * NotBrainwashed: She wasn't stalking Yuma because she was brainwashed, she just wanted his attention. * ShrinkingViolet: Is incredibly shy and soft-spoken normally. * SpyCatsuit * StalkerWithACrush: Early on towards Yuma, but eventually comes to openly follow him along with the rest of his friends. * SuperSpeed * UnusualEyebrows: She doesn't have any. Its usually not noticeable because her eyes are really expressive. !!Takashi Todoroki (Caswell Francis) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9yec3jy6V1rb5lxto1_1280_3920.png]] ->Voiced by: Taishi Murata (JP), JasonGriffith (EN) The class president and another one of Yuma's friends. ---- * CatchPhrase: "To sum it up..." The dub renders this as "In the end..." * EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Referred to as "Class Rep" more than his actual name. * ManipulativeBastard: PlayedForLaughs when he blackmails Ukyo, ''one of his own teachers'', into helping them find Yuma's key. * NiceGuy: He can be a bit smarmy at times, but he's the class representative because he often goes out of his way to help people. * TheSmartGuy !!Tokunosuke Omoteura (Flip Turner) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mcmrxvu7Ak1qeog7wo1_400_5097.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Aki Kaneda (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN) A clever if somewhat creepy boy who used trickery and cheating when dueling his opponents and believed everyone was a bad person underneath. Yuma defeated him and proved otherwise, and the two became friends in the process. After taking one of Don Thousand's Fake Numbers in the hopes of helping Yuma, he is sacrificed in order to merge the Barian World and Earth together. ---- * DefeatMeansFriendship: Not completely deserved though, see below. * EasilyForgiven: Especially since he's still getting into trouble and his antics result in Yuma [[spoiler:coming close to losing in a 2-vs-1 duel, though a major part of that is the fact that Astral is being kept captive by No. 96.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Baby Tiragon he snuck into Yuma's deck ends up allowing Yuma to win. ** [[spoiler:Thought that taking one of Don Thousand's artificial Number cards would allow him to help Yuma. Instead, he's converted to energy and is sacrificed.]] * {{Expy}}: Of Insector Haga, both in appearance and in tactics (sneaking your opponent a card just to cheat them). * FreudianExcuse: When he was younger, a bunch of kids cheated him out of his cards, breaking his faith in others and convincing him to resort to cheating to win. * HeelFaceTurn: Not well deserved. * MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: His dub name, which reflects on his philosophy and dueling style. Strangely, his last name didn't turn up until a recent character bio on [[http://nicktoons.nick.com/shows/yu-gi-oh-zexal/characters/flip-turner.html Nicktoons' website]]. * NerdGlasses: But Yuma thinks they're cool. (In the dub.) * PragmaticHero: Even after he befriends Yuma, Flip retains his willingness to push moral boundaries, though he is firmly on the good side. * TheSmartGuy: Street smart to the Rep's tech smart. * SnakeOilSalesman * VerbalTic: "-ura," which results in a rather amusing scene in episode 66 when [[spoiler:Yuma goes Zexal in front of the WDC audience and they mishear it as "Zexal-ura" due to Tokunosuke's tic.]] !! Ukyo Kitano (Mr. Kay) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Untitled4_839.png]] ->Voiced by: TomoakiMaeno (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The adviser of the protagonists' class and a teacher in their school. A kind hearted man that has a "small" hobby in hacking. Also the original holder of No. 34: Terror-Byte. ---- * BrainwashedAndCrazy: By No. 34: Terror-Byte. * HotTeacher * PlayfulHacker[=/=]TheCracker: His normal behavior and his Numbers-possessed behavior. * ThePerfectionist: What he was like when he was controlled by Terror-Byte. * TheSmartGuy * WellIntentionedExtremist: Seriously, he never had any evil motive. He was just trying to complete a city-wide [[AugmentedReality AR]] circuit through hacking! !!Fuya Okudaira (Nelson Andrews) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9xz96XinJ1rdsudto1_500_5830.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) A child actor who plays a superhero character called Different Dimension [=ESPer=] Robin. However, he doesn't initially enjoy the acting lifestyle all that much, and only performs out of love for his mother. After meeting with Yuma, he becomes more outgoing and willing to go against his rather controlling mother's wishes. The original holder of No. 83: Galaxy Queen. ---- * BaitAndSwitchCredits: The first opening theme features him in the same sections as Yuma's main rivals. He continues to make appearances in the opening and ending themes due to the character's popularity, but rarely actually shows up. * CharlesAtlasSuperPower * ConspicuousCG: {{Inverted}}; Galaxy Queen is notable because it's one of the few Numbers ''not'' rendered in CG. * GracefulLoser * HumongousMecha: Super Dimensional Robot Galaxy Destroyer. * LonelyRichKid * LostInCharacter * LoveMakesYouCrazy: The reason he's in the show business, and the reason he turned to the dark side was because he loved his mother so much that he couldn't say no to her. * ParentalSubstitute: Galaxy Queen looks exactly like his mother, and he thought she was his mother while brainwashed by the card. * PutOnABus: Twice ** OneShotCharacter: He was originally a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Number of the Week]] *** TheBusCameBack: He came back during the Heartland tournament as a contestant. *** BackForTheDead: The second time he comes back, [[spoiler:he's defeated off-screen and sent to the Barian World.]] * ProductPlacement: Robin can be seen ''everywhere'' in Heartland City. * ShowWithinAShow: Different Dimension Esper Robin/The Sparrow. * SuperheroesWearTights !!Anna Kozuki (Anna Kaboom) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m3gv1cFoIO1rthblso4_1280_9142.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Rei Mochizuki (JP), Suzy Myers (EN) A tomboyish and somewhat violent girl who confuses Yuma with an old crush of hers who she never got the chance to confess to. Even after the truth is revealed, she decides that she likes Yuma and comes to his aid every now and again. Her dueling style is very overpowering, but most of her cards require her to get rid of her backrow and/or hand to maintain, meaning she has few backup options. ---- * BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening and ending themes prominently feature her as if she is a main cast member. She appears in only eight episodes, with two of those only being cameos. Overall, she tends to appear once or twice an arc. * {{Bokukko}}: Although she actually uses the male-only "ore". ** {{Tomboy}} * BouquetToss: In a {{Flashback}} scene, she catches it at [[BattleCouple Tobio and Umimi’s]] wedding, and finds that Umimi has hidden a strange game card inside of it; the card is key to winning the tag duel with Yuma – against a brainwashed Tobio and Umimi – in the present time. * {{BFG}}: Her cannon, which has enough power to take chunks out of skyscrapers. * BigDamnHeroes: Pulls this on the Duel Coaster to save Yuma from being overwhelmed by a 3-on-1 duel. Then she fires blasts from her cannon at Mizael. * BoobsOfSteel * CharlesAtlasSuperPower: She's strong enough to punch through concrete. * CuteBruiser: After she develops her crush on Yuma, she tends to blush around him and act a bit less HotBlooded. * CoolTrain[=/=]SiegeEngines: Her entire deck is centered around them. Her ace card is the culmination of the two: the utterly ridiculous ''Super Dreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max'', a rank 10 Xyz requiring ''two level 10'' monsters. * EasilyForgiven: Yeah, Yuma and Tori don't seem to mind the little incident where she tried to kill them and blew up half of downtown Heartland in the process... Or the one where she beat up and tied up one of the Duel Carnival finalists in order to get on the Duel Coaster... (Maybe it's because she helped him with the Fallguys, but still...) * ForgottenChildhoodFriend ** MistakenIdentity: The reason Yuma doesn't remember her is because she ''isn't'' a childhood friend. Anna was mistaking him for someone named ''Yuya Tsukune''. (Kumo Tsuyuma in the dub.) * ForMassiveDamage: She aims to do as much damage as possible with either high attack or effect damage, but she often tries to inflict more damage than necessary. * {{Gainaxing}} * GenkiGirl * GlassCannon: Her dueling style, as Astral notes. She has easy-to-summon monsters with insane attack, including one that rivals [[PhysicalGod Five God Dragon]], but they often require high costs to maintain or lock down her own spells/traps so she has virtually no protection if something goes awry. * TheGunslinger * HeroicSacrifice: Non-lethal example on ''two separate occasions'', making a move in a duel that has taken her out in order to help Yuma. (Neither duel had any lethal stakes involved - for her at least - so she survived both times. This seems to echo her reckless nature.) ** [[spoiler:Her defeat during the Barian Emperor Onslaught was almost a real one, but she and the others were restored due to Yuma's victory over Nasch.]] * LeeroyJenkins: She's even worse than Yuma. * PlayedForLaughs: Her intro episode, which starts with her trying to murder Yuma with a giant cannon. * SheCleansUpNicely: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/pluggedbus/yugioh/awdzev.jpg Witness]]. * SmallGirlBigGun: Wields a giant cannon. * ShoutOut: To Kallen Kozuki of CodeGeass. * SwissArmyWeapon: A cannon that can turn into a flying machine. How about that? * {{Tsundere}}: A sterling example of one. * WomanScorned: Thankfully she's also a tsundere. * {{Yandere}}: Not quite, but she came ''awfully close''... !!Rio Kamishiro (Rio Kastle) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mdc5qlMkq21rk2oaio1_1280_269.png]] ->Voiced by: Creator/MegumiHan (JP), Alyson Leigh Rosenfield (EN) Shark's younger twin sister, and also a genius at dueling. She resents being seen only as "Shark's sister" or simply a decoration, and has therefore resolved to become strong enough to be both respected in her own right and able to defend herself against those who would use her against Shark. She had a previous human incarnation as the princess of an island kingdom, while Shark was the king. An enemy prince (Vector's past incarnation) attacked said kingdom and, after having his Gorgonic Guardians defeated, summoned a deity (No. 73 Abyss Splash the Roaring Waterfall Diety) to smite the kingdom for good. However, a knight riding a Pegasus (Durbe) arrived to assist, giving Rio the opportunity to sacrifice herself to summon another deity (No. 94 Crystal Zero the Polar Ice Princess) to counter. She was eventually reincarnated as Merag, one of the Seven Barian Emperors, but was killed by Vector, who was also reincarnated as a Barian, and was reincarnated into her present life before regaining her past memories and turning back into Merag. ---- * AccidentalMisnaming: Dislikes it when Yuma calls her "Shark's sister" or variations of it. * ActionGirl / {{Badass}}: Just watch her take on an entire soccer team by her lonesome [[spoiler:and WIN.]] ** Then she duels a Barian opponent who only saw her as a potential hostage. [[spoiler:She wins again.]] *** DarkActionGirl: Joins the [[spoiler:Barians after regaining her memories]] * [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyHuman: Has been shown to have a power that allows to her sense Barians, as well as entering trancelike states that let her know when they're coming. Then we learn that she herself is a Barian.]] * AnIcePerson: Uses ice monsters. * AscendedExtra * BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:In Episode 114 due to being infected by Kurage's jellyfish poison.]] * BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Uses an ice winged beast type deck. * [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: To Kotori for dueling. * ChildProdigy: Said to be a duelist equal to Shark. ** TheAce: Is good at pretty much everything and explains that she wants to be strong so she is recognized as something besides "Shark's sister" and so that no one will ever use her to get to Shark again. * CynicismCatalyst: Though alive, her injuries produce the same motivation for Shark. ** TheFaceless: Until ZEXAL II, she was always shown in the hospital, covered in bandages. * DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Done to her by Abyss in order to give Shark a SecretTestOfCharacter through their duel.]] * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Long-term Yu-Gi-Oh viewers probably expected her to be an {{Expy}} of Serenity from the first series. When she finally lost the bandages from her eyes, the first thing she did was...insult Shark for dueling badly before turning away in disgust. * FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After regaining her memories as Merag, she defects from the heroes and joins the rest of the Barian Emperors to protect her people.]] * HalfIdenticalTwins * HelloNurse: Most of the school's male students instantly start swooning over her, including Tetsuo. * IllGirl: Stuck in the hospital, she is this way after [[spoiler:receiving extensive burns from a duel with IV, who was actually doing it on Tron's orders.]] * MagicSkirt: Somehow plays soccer, does martial arts, basketball, and a number of other activities that involve a lot of movement without her incredibly short school skirt causing any problems. ** MsFanservice: Episode 81 had a "beach volleyball duel" that was a well-crafted excuse to put her in a bikini. * MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: She can sense Barians arriving on Earth, as well as what really happened in the Numebr ruins. * NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Both she and Shark willingly abandon their human lives to make up for the mistakes of their past lives. She defeats Tetsuo and continues to stand by Barian World even after he succeeded in reminding her of her human self.]] * PimpedOutDress: Her past life wears a long, flowing white dress with plenty of decoration. * TheOjou ** She is IceQueen type and within that, the IronLady type, the former being a discussed trope (it helps that she has an Ice-themed deck) * ShesGotLegs: The first shot of her return to school is a close-up shot of her bare thighs. * TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:The only female Barian Emperor after transforming back into Merag.]] * SnakePeople: [[spoiler:Uses a Gorgonic deck while possessed by Abyss.]] * ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:After returning to her identity as Merag]], she tells Tetsuo "there is no Rio anymore". * [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cats?]]: The end of episode 79 shows that she is very ailurophobic, squealing like a little girl and runs to hide behind Shark when she saw a cute kitten. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair ** MultiColoredHair: Has a lighter shade of blue in her bangs. * ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A in her school uniform, Grade B in her casual outfit. !!Rei Shingetsu (Ray Shadows) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_Shingetsu_3505.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[spoiler:[[labelnote:Click here to see him post-reveal]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1367137954894_8441.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]]] ->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), Billy Bob Thompson (EN) A transfer student to Yuma's school in Zexal II. He is a huge fan of Yuma (due to him being the WDC Champion) and has the energy and exuberance to match him. His true identity is Vector, one of the Seven Barian Lords and the one responsible for the events of the first season. In order to sabotage Yuma, he takes the identity of "Rei Shingetsu" and carries out an elaborate long con, including the fake "reveal" that he was a fictional "Barian's Guardian. Because of this, he is able to convince Yuma to include "Barian's" cards in his deck, after which he stages "Rei's" kidnapping to draw Yuma into the Barian World and reveals his true identity. For tropes applicable to his true form, see Seven Barian Lords > Vector. ---- * AnimeHair: It's considered ridiculous even in terms of the franchise. * BadassAdorable: A kind, well-meaning, friendly guy who makes a fool of himself in front of others with extreme regularity - and also makes a living out of ''leading'' evil Barians. Subverted to high hell after TheReveal, though. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Barian's Force card for an extremely short time in episode 85. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he was actually evil and crazy anyway.]] * ButtMonkey: In a similar fashion to Yuma. Case in point, during episode 87 he attempts to find a shortcut to school to stop he and Yuma from being late again - and then they both end up getting chased by a pack of dogs because of it. * CatchPhrase: "Yokare to omotte!" It was originally translated as "Let's think positive," but that didn't fit the context for most of his uses of it, and it's now translated as either "Meaning well"/"I only mean well," "With the best intentions," or "It's for the best." ** In the dub, he likes to say that he does things "the 'Ray Way'". ** [[spoiler:As Vector, he's used the phrase "Yokarane koto o hajimeyou janai ka", which can be simplified to "With the worst intentions"/"Let's start something for the worst".]] * CrashIntoHello: How he's introduced, though in a [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc9ko9hmh81r25js3o1_500.png somewhat]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc8mgvogxu1r6c5nzo1_500.jpg questionable]] fashion. * DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Subverted. Turns out to be a case of FakedKidnapping in order to lure Yuma in]]. See TakeMeInstead entry below * EstablishingCharacterMoment: Introduced as running late to school and then tripping over Yuma because he didn't stop in time, pretty much cementing the fact that he's an energetic (and accident-prone) force to rival Yuma himself. * {{Expy}}: To a degree, he can be considered an expy of Johan and Bruno from Anime/YuGiOhGX and Anime/YuGiOh5Ds; all three are new friends to the protagonist who appear a significant way into the series, and share enough similarities to the protagonist for them to hit it off as friends easily. [[spoiler:Except he's actually legitimately evil, instead of forced evil like Johan or "evil" but very helpful like Bruno.]] ** And to Jack Atlas. At least in hairstyle and looks. ** [[spoiler:He's a bit like Banner with the whole "innocent façade hiding the fact that he's one of the bad guys" thing.]] * {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The monsters he uses as Rei during the duel with Girag are happy, cute creatures; however, when they attack or use an effect, they show slight hints of dark, shadowy intentions, providing a clue to Rei's true nature.]] * HotBlooded: Not surprising, considering this series. * ImprobableHairstyle: His hair has so many different spikes that it'd be practically impossible to maintain in reality. * InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Yuma isn't his partner, Yuma is his ''subordinate''.]] * JapanesePronouns: Uses "boku," which contrasts with Yuma's use of "ore". [[spoiler:Switches to "watashi" when he reveals his "true" self, and uses "ore" in his actual true form.]] * KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Shows signs of this after attacking and injuring Alito for no apparent reason.]] ** [[spoiler:Subverted. Following TheReveal of Episode 96, it seems more akin to a mix of YouHaveFailedMe and setting up his EvilPlan.]] * LargeHam: He's incredibly over-the-top for various reasons, to the point where the fandom's divided on whether it's annoying or endearing. * LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Uses LIGHT-attributed monsters...while secretly being the BigBad.]] * TheLoad: Considers himself this, as do the other characters to some degree. [[spoiler:In reality, he's [[LetsGetDangerous quite the opposite]].]] -->'''Rei:''' I know. I'm terrible at dueling. I'm cowardly and useless. * MasterActor: [[spoiler:Effortlessly switches between foolish, well-intentioned middle school student Rei Shingetsu, and his "true" persona of the Barian's Guardian, who is utterly serious, and somewhat cold and demeaning, to his ''actual'' true persona of Vector who is the BigBad and a sadistic jerk who loves mocking people.]] -->[[spoiler:'''Rei:''' Shingetsu Rei is an act this world must buy.]] * MeaningfulName[=/=]IncrediblyLamePun: The kanji for "Rei" can also be read as "zero". The first thing we see him do in a duel is...play a 0 ATK monster. In attack position, no less. ** The {{Dub Name|Change}} also qualifies. [[spoiler:Ray can be used to refer to {{Light|IsNotGood}}, the attribute of his Shining Monsters (And his Number: masquerade). While Shadows is a rather obvious tell for {{Dark|IsEvil}}ness and is the attribute of the Umbral horror monster (and by extension his Chaos Number)]] * NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Done as part of TheReveal. Just before revealing his true form, Rei adopts a twisted face where his whole face seems to be [[http://media.tumblr.com/83aaca16a5d0228ce59eec89a3c97679/tumblr_inline_mk6s9yeE5w1rw2k62.jpg twisted into a V shape]].]] * NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: He's remarkably fine with chatting to Yuma while Yuma's head is still between his legs due to the position they fell in, gets rather huggy with him and drags him off with a piggyback at the end of 76. * ObfuscatingStupidity: Seems to have been the only one to really find Girag's Sports Duel Tournament suspicious. ** [[spoiler:Finally confirmed properly in episode 88, which reveals that he's part of a faction of Barians who protect rather than destroy, and his job is basically to get rid of the destructive Barians for the sake of protecting Earth and the Astral World.]] *** [[spoiler:And then turns out to be even more a case of this trope, since he's ''actually'' the villain responsible for the events of series 1.]] * PurpleEyes: Fits the "strange or mysterious talents/heritage". * TheReveal: [[spoiler:When he tosses "Rank Up Magic - Limited Barian's Force" to Yuma, finally confirming that he's a Barian.]] ** [[spoiler:And then again in 96, when he begins to stand up from being "dead," much to Yuma's relief...and then laughs horribly and mockingly, tells Yuma he was "just kidding," and transforms into Vector.]] * SixthRanger: Joins the group in Zexal II. * TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Essentially pulls this in 94 when he dives in front of Vector's magical hand before it grabs Yuma and ends up getting kidnapped in his place. Turns out to be a case of FakedKidnapping[=/=]DecoyDamsel.]] * TenderTears: Episode 87, when he points out that while he may be useless and an awful duelist, he's still Yuma's friend and therefore doesn't want him to fight Girag alone when it was Rei he wanted to fight in the first place. [[spoiler:May or may not have been CrocodileTears.]] * WalkingSpoiler: Take note of the number of spoilers. Let's just say there's more to him than meets the eye. [[/folder]] [[folder:Tsukumo [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALTsukumoHousehold Tsukumo Household]] !!Akari Tsukumo (Kari Tsukumo) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma7ap5dvTd1qefgmzo1_r1_400_3852.jpg]] ->Voiced by: NamiMiyahara (JP), Rebecca Soler (EN) Yuma's responsible older sister who works as a journalist. ---- * CoolBigSis: An odd example, seeing as she actually ''is'' the protagonist's big sister. Yuma is the first protagonist in the franchise to even ''have'' a sibling. * CoolBike: An old, gas-engine motorcycle. Inherited from her father. * HotScoop * IntrepidReporter: She'll take any risks she has to in order get the latest news; doesn't always work. * {{Tsundere}}: Towards Charlie. * UnresolvedSexualTension: With Charlie. She lets him kiss her, but she always slaps him afterwards. !!Mirai Tsukumo (Mira Tsukumo) ->Voiced by: EriMiyajima (JP), Creator/VeronicaTaylor (EN) ---- * MissingMom: [[spoiler:She is revealed to be in the Astral World and has been reunited with her husband.]] !!Kazuma Tsukumo ->Voiced by: Ichiro Mikami (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) ---- * CutTheSafetyRope: Does this to save Mirai in a flashback in Episode 19, when he is dangling over the edge of a precipice with only her holding him up. He survives, winding up in the Astral World, where a figure resembling Astral gives him the Emperor's Key and shows him a vision of the Astral World being attacked. * DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Disappeared at the same time as Byron, due to Faker's actions, but hasn't resurfaced like Byron did as Tron.]] * MysteriousParent: The root of many of the events in the series. Lampshaded in a conversation with Astral, when the latter ask "did your plan work out how you intended?". He claims he's not sure himself. * SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:As Eliphas reveals to Yuma, him coming to Astral World drastically ruined the plans of Astral World and Eliphas, with Kazuma altering Astral's programming and sending him to Yuma.]] * ThePowerofFriendship: He is the source of Yuma's kattobingu. !!Haru Tsukumo ->Voiced by: Ikuko Tani (JP), Kathryn Cahill (EN) ---- * MiniatureSeniorCitizens !! Obomi (Lillybot) ->Voiced by: YukoSanpei (JP) ---- * BabiesEverAfter: With Orbital 7. How this is possible we'll never know. * DeadpanSnarker: Even more so in the dub version. * RobotBuddy: Towards Yuma and his friends. * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Considering the things Yuma was willing to do for her... [[/folder]] [[folder:Tron [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALTronFamily Tron Family]] The Tron Family are a group obsessed with attaining revenge on Dr. Faker for destroying their family, and based on the technology they use it seems they once worked for him much like Kaito does now. Tron and V, when they were still Byron and Chris, did work for him for a time, resulting in Byron's transformation into Tron and the disappearance of Yuma's father. All of them share the following tropes: * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Tron is sanguine, III is phlegmatic, IV is choleric and V is melancholic. * KnightKnaveAndSquire: The three Tron brothers: V is the knight, IV is the Knave, and III is the squire. * PowerTattoo: The tattoos on their hands/foreheads prevent Kaito or Astral from taking their Numbers from them. ** ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers * {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:Mainly against Faker and the Tenjo brothers, but IV also has a seperate vendetta against Shark.]] * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Each of them cheated in some way. ** Tron uses his crest's power to eliminate any trap cards caught in his way during the Duel Coaster(how far this is cheating is debatable as Droite was the one who placed most of them deliberately to stop Tron). ** V had an incredibly broken monster on his field and he let Kaito know at last second. ** III erased the word "Kattobing" [[spoiler:and killed Astral]] from Yuma's memories, severely diminishing his dueling skills. ** IV tricked Shark into peeking in his deck to get him disqualified, and led Shark into a Magma field where his monsters are at a disadvantage. !!Tron[[spoiler:/Byron Arclight]] (Vetrix) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8vhgq4wgT1rdsudto1_500_759.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see what's under his mask.]]:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tron_unmasked_3815.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (JP), Sebastian Arcelus (EN) Leader of the family due to being the father, and the one who is mainly seeking revenge against Dr. Faker, Tron is utterly ruthless in his quest for revenge, and breaks down several of the characters in the way of this quest before his eventual defeat by Yuma. Though he uses his sons as pawns, he does show genuine concern for them at times, leading to his regret and apology to them after his defeat. As of episode 71, he has reconciled with Faker, but it's unknown as to whether we'll see him again, as he seems to be trapped in either the Astral or Barian World. Tron's deck theme is the Heraldic Beasts, based on creatures shown on family crests and coats-of-arms. In accordance with this, his ace Number is No. 8: Heraldic King - Genome Heriter, and later becomes No. 69: God Medallion Coat of Arms. His own abilities also display this somewhat, as the DNA strands shown when he uses his powers imply a theme of family ancestry and genetic links. ---- * AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:To III, IV and V, who he sees as nothing but pawns to further his revenge against Dr. Faker.]] * BigBad: A serious contender at the very least, [[spoiler:until he's defeated by Yuma]]. * TheChessmaster: As if his plans before the WDC weren't good enough, he [[spoiler:manages to factor in Shark's newly acquired Chaos Xyz as a way to both gain control of Shark and get rid of Yuma, even though he'd been previously unaware of Chaos Xyz monsters]]. * CoolMask: Even reflected by Genome Heriter. When it uses its power to 'become' another monster, the only part of its regular form which remains is its mask. ** In episode 63 he takes it off [[spoiler:to reveal an [[UncannyValley AR copy of Haruto's face]].]] ** In episode 66, he takes it off ''again'' and shows his true face; [[spoiler:a black hole where his eye-socket would normally go, and a nebula floating beside it.]] * CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Except he's not]]. * EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler:Except he's not]]. * EvilLaugh: Very mocking and creepy at that. * EyeScream: [[spoiler:A black hole for an eye socket is [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zb5nYbZE1r18qjao1_500.png hidden behind his mask]]]]. * FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler:He's actually the father of III, IV, and V, but was left with the body of a child due to Dr. Faker]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Loves inflicting this upon his opponents by use of his Number cards, which steal the names and effects of their Xyz monsters for his own use. [[spoiler:This is how he wins against Droite and Kaito]]. * IShallTauntYou: Takes great delight in taunting Dr. Faker in episode 64 [[spoiler:when he's about to beat Kaito with Coat of Arms.]] * ManipulativeBastard: He manipulates just about everyone, from Shark to his [[spoiler:own sons]], who he refers to as 'pawns'. In episode 58, he even says he only trusts himself and [[spoiler:the `Barian World]]. * MindRape: To [[spoiler:Droite]] in episode 54 [[spoiler:by taking her memories of Kaito]]. * NotSoDifferent: He compares himself to both Shark and Kaito. With Shark, he points out that both are motivated by revenge. With Kaito, he points that both would do horrible things for what's important to them; Tron's willing to sacrifice his sons and do other horrible things for his revenge on Dr. Faker, while Kaito is willing to hunt and steal souls for his brother. ** [[spoiler:He is also this to Faker, as both try to do what's best, but their methods are definitely questionable]]. * ObfuscatingStupidity: That laughing joke of a kid with a mask? Watch him absolutely massacre [[spoiler:Droite]] once he gets serious. ** And then he one-upped himself and beat [[spoiler:[[VillainSue Kaito]].]] * PowerCopying: Genome Heriter's power allows it to take the form and name of another monster, while [[{{Unperson}} leaving that monster nameless.]] ** His other Number, No. 69: God Medallion Coat of Arms, is also able to steal monster effects, but with the added effect of negating them as well. ** He is also able to take a person's Numbers from them much like Photon Hand and Astral are capable of, as demonstrated [[spoiler:after he beat Kaito.]] * TheAtoner: Becomes this in ZEXAL II, where he works to help Yuma off-screen by helping V develop the crest bracelets and later appearing to help stabilize the dimensions so Yuma and Nasch can finish their duel. * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:Coat of Arms runs on this, so Tron was trying to create hatred and anger so that he could summon it. He finally succeeds in his duel with Kaito.]] * PsychopathicManChild: Is a Type C. Counts as one due to his chronological age. * {{Revenge}}: Sure, this is stated above, right? However, as it turns out, [[spoiler:it's only really Tron who desires revenge against Faker. His sons, III, IV, and V, are only going along with the ride because they want their "real" father back, with all three actually asking their opponents after they're beaten to help save their family.]] * ScaledUp: [[spoiler:In Haruto's mental world in episode 64, he turns into a monstrous dragon to oppose Yuma. [[ClippedWingAngel However, Hope promptly kills it in two hits]].]] * SigilSpam: His Crest. * SphereOfDestruction: Can conjure one, but never used it for any functional purpose. * VillainousBreakdown: Gets a minor one whenever Yuma keeps sabotaging his plan. * XanatosSpeedChess: Is quite capable of this, as he was unaware of the Numbers' Chaos forms, yet was able to factor this knowledge in and use it to his advantage to [[spoiler:gain control of Shark.]] * YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:What Faker did to him is bad, but his actions at the World Duel Carnival make him just as bad, or arguably worse]]. !!III[[spoiler:/Michael Arclight]] (Trey) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mahrjdgzyx1rvf7mzo1_500_7342.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Kyousuke Ikeda (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) A kind young man who only wishes to see his family back together and happy again like they once were, III initially has little drive to seek revenge, and is visibly pained by several of Tron's acts. However, the sight of Yuma's happy family reminds him of what he's fighting for, and he comes very close to utterly crushing Yuma's spirit, killing Astral, and tearing open a doorway to the Barian World (unknowingly) before his defeat. He also becomes the first character to fall comatose due to overuse of the Numbers' power. His deck theme is the [=OOPArts=], a group of monsters representing historical anomalies, as III believes that they show the influence of other worlds on the Earth's development, and his favourite monster is [=OOPArts=] Aztec Mask Golem. However, his aces are both Numbers; No. 33: [=OOPArts=] Superweapon - Machu Mach, and later No. 6: [=OOPArts=] Atlanthal. He was also the previous owner of No. 32: Marine Biting Dragon - Shark Drake, before it was passed on to Shark. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * EvilCostumeSwitch: To a ''gladiator'' during his duel with Yuma. * FaceHeelTurn: Certainly wasn't a good guy to begin with, but having dinner with the protagonist and his family and trying to kill him directly after probably qualifies III for this. * FriendlyEnemy: With Yuma. * ShoutOut: He looks like a SpearCounterpart of [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia li Britannia]]. * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:The first major duelist to be bedridden and put out of commission due to abuse of the immense power of the Numbers.]] * TokenGoodTeammate: III is far more friendly and kind than his brothers. Although he did become the exact opposite during his duel with Yuma, it was only due to the power of Tron's crest and his extreme determination to save his family, so that really shouldn't count since it wasn't permanent; [[spoiler:right after he lost]], he reverted back to his original personality. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheBusCameBack: The Tron family was nowhere to be seen for the most of early Zexal II (outside the opening, {{Foreshadowing}} their return), but III returned in episode 112. * DynamicEntry: His jumping in to save Yuma from [[spoiler:Mr. Heartland]]. * ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Throws a sword at [[spoiler:Mr. Heartland]] during his DynamicEntry. !!IV[[spoiler:/Thomas Arclight]] (Quattro) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma8dfqZAkF1r6v44g_5109.jpg]] ->Voiced by: YoshimasaHosoya (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The champion of the Asian Dueling Circuit, and responsible for Shark's fall from grace from said circuit, due to setting up his deck to fall over in the waiting room, IV shows a kind and humble face to his many fans, but acts with sadism and malice to all others. He has a personal grudge with Shark for various reasons, including his involvement in the hospitalisation of Shark's twin sister, Rio, and Tron's eventual use of Shark as an assassin against Faker rather than IV, but is also spiteful towards any others who have close family ties because of how he and his brothers have suffered in the past. He cares greatly for his family despite this, and asks Shark to save his father after his defeat. IV's deck consists of Gimmick Puppets, an archetype mostly reliant on its Xyz Monsters, and has used three ace Numbers depending on the situation; No. 15: Gimmick Puppet - Giant Killer, No. 40: Gimmick Puppet - Heaven's Strings, and No. 88: Gimmick Puppet - Destiny Leo. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:[[VillainousBreakdown Begins to lose it somewhat during his duel with Shark. Mostly attributed to Tron screwing with him during the duel.]]]] * BitchInSheepsClothing: While around fans, he pretends to be a friendly and noble person, but to those who know him, he's an evil manipulative jerk who enjoys others' pain. * CatchPhrase: ''FANSERVICE!!'' * CreepyDoll: His deck-type. * {{Expy}}: Bears an uncanny resemblance to Takuto Tsunashi (in his pilot form) from ''StarDriver''; hair, coat, and all. * {{Fanservice}}: He won't stop talking about it...although his idea of fanservice is a lot different from what the trope is usually about. * FourIsDeath: Easily the most sadistic of the brothers, [[spoiler:though Tron does not think so, and it pisses him off to no end]]. * FreudianExcuse: Like all of the Tron siblings, he has suffered quite a bit thanks to Dr Faker's betrayal. It's implied during the Tag Duel with III that this is why IV insists on making other people suffer. ** [[spoiler:Not helped by the fact that he's Tron's least favorite.]] * GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Tron's abuse has made him insanely paranoid of anyone he values more than him]]. * HiddenDepths: With all of the vague {{Foreshadowing}}, one would be surprised if his character ''didn't'' take this turn. ** [[spoiler:Shown in episode 58. All he wants is for his father, Byron Arclight, to return from behind the mask of Tron. And he reveals that he didn't intend to hurt Shark's sister, and that Tron was responsible as he gave IV a cursed card. Not to mention that he saved her life by carrying her out of the building, getting that scar on his face in the process because he stopped to do so.]] * TheHunter: Numbers Hunter. He collected most of the Numbers they're currently using. * InstantWinCondition: Destiny Leo has one. * {{Jerkass}}: The biggest one of the siblings, doubles as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. * KickTheDog: Even after defeating Tetsuo and Takashi with a One Turn Kill, he still attacks them with Giant Killer, hurting them even more. * ManInWhite: IV's standard clothing in the series. He has worn different outfits in the past, however. * ManipulativeBastard: Organized Shark's fall from grace and severely injured [[spoiler:Shark's sister, Rio, in a duel.]] ** [[spoiler:Subverted. Tron was effectively the one that organized everything, while IV simply followed orders. In fact, IV did not even intend to hurt Shark's sister - it was actually Tron's intervention that caused it. IV had used a card, Flaming Hell Blessing, that was given to him by Tron, but he was unaware that it had the capability of inflicting real damage. As a result, IV had unintentionally hurt Shark's sister, and IV even went out of his way to save her from the resultant fire (started by the card) straight away, which also caused the scar on his face.]] * MarionetteMaster: His deck. ** Goes into {{Irony}} since he's being used by a Tron as one, [[spoiler:which is made worse since he's his father.]] * MiddleChildSyndrome: IV is averse to being TheUnfavourite, to say the least, which is why he tries the hardest out of all the brothers. * PetTheDog: Despite usually being a complete sadist, he seems to genuinely care about his family a great deal. In fact, IV showed the most concern out of the Tron siblings when [[spoiler:III was defeated by Yuma]]. In addition, when Tron openly called III and IV disappointments, IV's first reaction was to stand up for III, and he did not even bother trying to defend himself. ** [[spoiler:After his duel with Shark, he explains just what exactly happened to Shark's sister and entrusts his revenge to Shark.]] * RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:In his duel with Shark during the WDC, he's so anxious to make Shark's defeat as complete as possible, that he makes a grave error, taking a gamble in order to activate an effect that would have done incredible damage if it had worked when he could have simply won by using an option that would have finished his opponent quickly. The gamble fails to pay off, and he loses as a result. (Of course, you could probably blame Tron for this one too. His cruel taunting made IV jealous of Shark, and want to prove himself in the eyes of his father.)]] * TheRival: Of Shark. * TheUnfavorite: Tron trusts III and V a lot more than IV due to his recklessness and anger issues. * SayMyName: THHHRRREEEEEE! [[spoiler:When Kaito beats III with Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]]. * SlasherSmile: He along with Shark and Kaito. * SmokeShield: Happens every time he uses Gimmick Box. Surprisingly, it doesn't happen in his duel with Shark. * StepfordSmiler: Type C, a face which he shows the world. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In episode 58, where he breaks down in front of Tron when he realizes his father doesn't care about him, III or V at all, protesting that he did everything Tron wished for with the hope of Byron Arclight returning.]] * WellDoneSonGuy: Is the most willing and will go the furthest to please Tron, yet is also the least appreciated by Tron. !!!''Zexal II'' * CoolLoser: V actually refers to Shark "as the only man IV ever called a friend". * IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Tries this on Shark. Shark instead makes him give into hatred so he'll stop trying.]] * StoryBreakerPower: Disaster Leo. A 3500 ATK behemoth that deals '''4000''' damage upon using a single overlay unit, without any side effects whatsoever. In most cases, this will certainly mean a OneHitKill, as duelists start with exactly 4000 Life Points. If that wasn't enough, this card still retains the automatic-victory effect of Destiny Leo, allowing the player to win the duel once it no longer has overlay units. * SuperMode: Gains "Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force", letting him Rank-Up his Numbers. * TookALevelInBadass: He was already one of the stronger duelists within Zexal I, but with the aid of [[SuperMode Argent Chaos Force]], he manages to become powerful enough to [[spoiler:nearly defeat the strongest Barian Emperor. In fact, the only reason he lost was due to Nasch's deck being a natural counter to IV's. (Nasch's deck focused on Life Point and Overlay Unit manipulation, allowing him to survive the effects of IV's Disaster Leo.)]] * TookALevelInKindness: MUCH nicer now than he was before. * VitriolicBestBuds: Acts like this during his tag team duel with Shark. !!V[[spoiler:/Chris Arclight]] (Quinton) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_ma37ooRH4t1rcv79yo5_1280_7641.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (JP), TedLewis (EN) The oldest of the Tron siblings, V is generally quite calm and reasonable, and takes the role of the responsible older brother to his younger siblings; however, his greatest loyalty is to Tron, and will berate his brothers for going against him. His drive for revenge is greater than that of the other two brothers, as [[spoiler:he also worked for Faker at the time of his father's disappearance]]. Prior to the series, he was a mentor to Kaito and taught him how to duel, but then discovered that Kaito and Haruto were Faker's sons and abandoned them both, which Kaito has never truly forgiven him for. However, he eventually loses to Kaito, who explains that he doesn't have to be loyal to his father if he doesn't want to. He then expresses his affection for the Tenjo brothers before leaving and falling comatose due to his Crest. His deck theme switched from a "Hell" theme mostly based on Spells and Traps to a space Machine theme, and his ace monster was No. 9: Sky Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * {{Bishonen}}: Obvious even when compared to his brothers. * {{Expy}}: Of Harald from Yugioh 5D's. * DysonSphere: His deck revolves around a Number that is based on this concept. ** KillSat ** BeamSpam ** NotSoInvincibleAfterAll * EvilMentor: [[spoiler:To Kaito.]] * FireAndBrimstoneHell: The cards he uses on the Duel Coaster are based on the concept of Naraku, the Buddhist Hell, which is like this. * GenerationXerox: Looks more like his father than either III or IV. * HotBlooded: When he Duels. * LongHairedPrettyBoy[=/=]RapunzelHair: It goes down to his ankles. * MinorInjuryOverreaction: Gets VERY angry when Yuma inflicts a mere 400 damage to him when he had 5000 Life Points. * MrExposition: Delivers an InfoDump on the backstory of Tron, Faker and Yuma's father before losing a Duel and falling unconscious. * TheStoic: His usual disposition. ** NotSoStoic: When he found out [[spoiler:what Dr. Faker did to his father.]] * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Also counts as MulticolouredHair. It doesn't help that his main hair colour is a whitish-blue, which could also be concieved as silver. !!!''Zexal II'' * TheSmartGuy: He and Kaito build a dimensional transporter together. [[spoiler:He also created a Rank-Up-Magic.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Dr.[[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALDrFakerFaction Dr. Faker Faction]] !!Haruto Tenjo (Hart Tenjo) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9yol9n3bW1rpxqv6_9194.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:As of Zexal II]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/haruto_normal_4201.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: YukoSanpei (JP), Bella Hudson (EN) Kaito's brother, whose illness can only be cured if Kaito gathers the * [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALNumbersDuelists Numbers monsters. In the manga, he owns No. 28: Titanic Moth. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * BerserkButton: Do not harm Kaito. Do not insinuate that you're going to harm Kaito. Do not remind Haruto of an event in which Kaito was harmed. He ''will'' find a way to utterly wreck you. * CreepyChild: Before he even appeared, fans were calling him 'Creepy Moon Child' for his appearance in the opening. When he finally did appear, he took the trope UpToEleven. --> '''Haruto''': I need more and more screams... * CreepyChild: Sometimes; when he's acting creepy, he comes across as genuinely creepy, but his design also fits fairly squarely into [[CreepyCute a typical cute child design.]] * CreepyMonotone: Most of the time, though quite noticable in episode 40; even when he's panicking, his voice is still fairly monotone. * CuteAndPsycho: Oh look, an adorable little kid who looks up to and loves his brother...and spends many of his days bombing innocent beings of another world. * DesignatedVictim: Though he often finds ways to assist in getting himself out of these situations. [[spoiler:Expresses guilt about this (and the fact that Kaito and Yuma often endanger themselves to help him) in episode 71.]] --> [[spoiler:'''Haruto''': Yuma...brother...always for my sake...for me...]] * DissonantLaughter: In episode 13, when he starts giggling extremely creepily after we've just heard the screams of the beings victim to the trash-bomb attacks on the Astral World. * DoubleConsciousness: Is essentially split between his forcibly insane half, and his sweet, kind child half, which occasionally surfaces for a heartwarming moment before sinking again. [[spoiler:The "sweet, kind child" half returns for good in episode 71, where it finally breaks through from where it had been locked away.]] * EvilCannotComprehendGood --> '''Haruto''': Brother, why are they laughing? * FantasticallyIndifferent: Upon first seeing Astral (who is generally reacted to with shock, awe or similar), he doesn't ask anything about his ghostly appearance, why he's floating, or other entirely valid questions. No, Haruto has much bigger concerns. --> '''Haruto''': ...Aren't you cold? * FlashbackNightmare: When he attempts to sleep at Yuma's house in episode 40, he has a nightmare about the time he and Kaito attempted to escape Heartland Tower. Needless to say, [[ElectricTorture it didn't end well]]. * ImprobableAge[=/=]OlderThanTheyLook: A flashback Kaito has to five years ago shows Haruto looking fairly similar to what he does at present, giving the implication that Haruto is actually around Yuma's age or slightly younger as opposed to about 8. * ItsAllMyFault: Has a guilt-trip in episode 71 because he percieves that [[spoiler:the danger Kaito and Yuma are in at that point is largely his fault.]] * LivingEmotionalCrutch: Started off as just being this to Kaito, since whenever he goes missing Kaito tends to go into something resembling berserker rage until he's returned. [[spoiler:As of episode 72-73, he also acts as this to Dr. Faker to a degree, making him the emotional crutch of the Tenjo family in general.]] * LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Though it may be down to his "disease". * MentalWorld: The house where he and Kaito lived as children, which he drags Yuma into several times to ask for his help in saving Kaito [[spoiler:or saving his own mind from Tron's influence]]. * NoSocialSkills: During his time on the streets of Heartland, he crosses a busy road without traffic lights, sends parts of vehicles to another dimension, and is out of place at the Tsukumo household's dinner until Astral shows him to eat. ** He really seems to be unaware of his surroundings entirely. * NowLetMeCarryYou: His speech to Tron in episode 43 demonstrates this fairly well. -->'''Haruto''': You have no idea how much my brother protects me. How much he wants to protect me. This time...I will protect my brother! * PersonOfMassDestruction: When he has a flashback-induced FreakOut in episode 40, it's mentioned that he could potentially destroy everything with his powers. * RealityWarper: Is capable of tearing open portals between dimensions. * SphereofDestruction: When he's angry, in danger or upset, he can create a sphere which transports anything within it that isn't in contact with him to another dimension. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Caramel is important to him, due to a significant event in his backstory involving it, but his actual favourite food/drink is hot chocolate. ** SweetTooth !!!''Zexal II'' * PutOnABus: Justified, given that there's no way in hell that Kaito would want him involved in the Interdimensional War again. !! Orbital 7 [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Orbital_9125.png]] A robot who assists Kaito in Numbers hunting through the use of a variety of abilities, most prominent of which is the power to stop time. ---- * ADayInTheLimelight: Gets a starring role in Episode 90, which is devoted to his attempt to win Obomi's heart. * BabiesEverAfter: With Obomi. How this is possible we'll never know. * BerserkButton: Flips out when it sees a robot which a criminal trashed. * ButtMonkey * CombiningMecha: The theme of his deck, more or less, which revolves around [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Googly-Eyes Drum Dragon]]. * CoolBike: One of his transformations. * DoAnythingRobot: Freezes time, acts as glider wings, turn into a motorbike and [[FlightStrengthHeart holds Kaito's Duel Disk]]. * FunnyRobot: Doesn't ''intend'' to be, but it often turns out that way. * KillSat: Controls one called Orbital 4, which he uses to snipe Yuma as a back-up plan after he loses a duel against the latter. Subverted in that apart from some minor burns and his hair being charred into an afro, Yuma is not seriously harmed. * RobotBuddy: To Kaito. * ThisIsADrill: Sucks with it though. * WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: He goes through this after meeting Obomi. (Which, unfortunately, leads to an embarrassing situation when he thinks Yuma is abusing her.) !!Mr. Heartland [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Heartland_4704.png]] ->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN) The mayor of Heartland, Mr. Heartland works with Dr. Faker and is Kaito's handler. He is the holder of No. 1: Infection Baal Zebul. In the manga he owns No. 82: Heartlandraco and No. 52: Diamond Crab King. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AffablyEvil * CatchPhrase: "Heart Burning!", said during his public appearances. * CombatCommentator: During the WDC finals. * DevilInPlainSight: [[spoiler:He's a lot more cruel and evil than his outwardly happy and energetic personality would suggest.]] * DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Plummets to his doom after the power to his flying platform is cut]]. ** [[spoiler:Of course, now it's just a regular DisneyDeath.]] * TheDragon: To Faker. * {{Egopolis}}: He named the city after himself! * {{Expy}}: He is very similar to Pegasus from the first series. Like for example putting together a seemingly harmless tournament only for it to really have dark intentions behind it. Not to mention how AmbiguouslyGay he seems, even more so than Pegasus did. * GratuitousEnglish: Heart Burning! * InsistentTerminology: -->"It's ''Mr. Heartland-sama''." * LargeHam: When commentating. * MulticoloredHair: Two shades of green, similar to Kotori's, actually. * ScaryShinyGlasses: In Gauche's flasback from episode 59. * SissyVillain: In fact, in the dub version, when Yuma first meets him, he makes the same mistake that Judai first made when he fist met Professor Chronos in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', mistaking him for the wrong gender. (Heartland wasn't amused either, but he forgot about it when he saw Yuma's pendant, which he was ''very'' interested in.) * SmugSnake * TrainingFromHell: [[spoiler:Subjects a lot of young duelists to this in Droite's flashback in episode 54]]. * UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans * WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets sent down the garbage chute with the robots to the Astral World without any indication of his true identity or motivation. Subverted with his return in Zexal II.]] * VillainWithGoodPublicity: In fact, it is doubtful that anyone in Heartland City even knows ''now'' what he was really up to. !!!''Zexal II'' * AnimalMotifs: Flies. * BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Has been turned into a fly.]] ** [[spoiler:And now Vector gave him some of Don Thousand's power, resulting in him transforming back and becoming...]] * BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Pretty much anything concerning Kaito or Kaito interrupting him/not acting the way he wants.]] * CatchPhrase: [[spoiler:"Fly Burning!" is his new one ever since he turned into a fly and after becoming a human again.]] * TheDragon: [[spoiler:It appears he, rather than a Barian, has become Vector's chief agent, even commanding numerous other agents in the field. Including scary, memory stealing Semimaru.]] * TheFightingNarcissist: [[spoiler:Not only is he Vector's Dragon, but he's also narcissistic and break downs into tears when a statue of himself is destroyed.]] * FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:You thought it was bad when Astral vanished after the duel with Black Mist? Well, now Heartland is back, more powerful, and has made a nightmarish new scheme with Vector.]] * GenreSavvy: Has counters prepared for Yuma's most commonly used combo and the power of ZEXAL. Neither ultimately works, but most opponents do little more than yell "What!?" when either of these things happen. * KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:This ''probably'' happened after he dueled Kaito during the Legendary Numbers War, and it was ''not'' a DisneyDeath this time. He was assaulted by a mob of the [[TheVirus Fake Numbers]] he had used to overrun Heartland City, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and was burned alive]].]] * OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Eventually he assumes a Barian form, which is hideous, even when compared to other residents of Barian World. It's still insect-like, but hulking, muscular, and demonic, with a head that mutates into a bulbous thorax with jagged teeth and a set of jagged mandibles across his face. He also has seven red eyes along his abdomen and one at the top of his forehead.]] * SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:It appears Semimaru got his powers from Heartland.]] * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: [[spoiler:He tries to rig the duel between III and Yuma and Semimaru, halving their life points and adding it to Semimaru's.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: An ImpliedTrope, ''and'' a subversion. He ''thinks'' he's this, and ''admits'' he's one. In fact, [[spoiler:before his duel with Kaito]], he quotes the famous quote on the Trope page by Bernard of Clairvaux almost word-for-word. However, it's doubtful most would agree he does what he does for anything other than greed and lust for power. !!Dr. Faker [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Faker_3660.png]] ->Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (JP), Ryan Stadler (EN) The man at the center of the Faker faction. The mad scientist who controls Heartland City from behind the scenes; he created the Photon series to hunt Numbers, as well inventing the D-Gazer contacts and Duel Anchor that Kaito, Gauche, Droite and the Tron brothers use. Bears an mysterious grudge against Xyz Monsters in general, and has bone to pick with the Astral World. The main antagonist to the first three seasons of Zexal. He's also Kaito's and Haruto's father. His deck theme is "Garbage," and based on getting out two main Number monsters; No. 53: Fake-Body God, Heart-eartH and No. 92: Fake-Body God Dragon, Heart-eartH Dragon. ---- * ArchNemesisDad: [[spoiler:To Kaito]]. * DealWithTheDevil: His deal with the Barians. * DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of the first three arcs.]] * GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Everything he has done was all for the sake of keeping Haruto alive.]] * MadScientist: [[spoiler:But not as mad as everyone thought.]] * ManBehindTheMan: He's Mr. Heartland's boss, actually. ** [[spoiler:The Barian World could be considered this to Dr. Faker]]. * LargeHam: Good god, does he ham it up. * LoopholeAbuse: In the three-on-one duel against Yuma, Kaito, and Shark during the SeasonFinale of season one, he starts the duel with 12,000 Life Points (triple the normal amount) while his opponents share a pool of 4,000. (And this is ''his'' condition.) While it seems fair on the surface, it is not; it gives him a ''huge'' advantage. (If he had let his three opponents each use an ''individual'' Life Point total of 4,000, ''then'' him starting with triple the amount might have been fair.) * LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:His love for Haruto, his son, has led him to commit several horrific acts over the course of the series. His betrayal of Byron and Kazuma, collecting the Numbers Cards, and the attempted destruction of the Astral World were all for the sake of keeping Haruto alive.]] * ObviouslyEvil: His name is "Faker". * OhCrap: After a momentary HopeSpot, [[spoiler:Vector says Faker's name, and you can practically see him crap bricks when he hears it.]] * OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of ZEXAL I. Justified since he's already done his part, there's nothing he do to advance his plan at this point. * PuppetKing: [[spoiler:His role in the manga is... rather different, to say the least. He'd actually already died about a year before, of the same disease ailing his son, and [[BastardUnderstudy Heartland]] locked up his mummified corpse in his lab and projected holograms of him to legitimize his own corrupt rule]]. * TheReveal: Fans were more then a little surprised to find out he's actually [[spoiler:Kaito and Haruto's father.]] ** [[spoiler:Even more surprising is the revelation that he actually ''cares'' about his children, and in fact, has been doing everything for the sake of keeping Haruto alive]]. ** In the manga, the fact that [[spoiler:he was DeadAllAlong; all the times we'd seen him were ruses created by Heartland]]. * RobotMaster: Presumably he designed and built the small army of obots used to collect the trash which is then used [[spoiler:as ammunition in his assault on Astral World]], which are later used by Heartland as MechaMooks against the Shark and Kaito. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Seems to believe that the 'Astral World' is a threat to the world as a whole, and so is doing all this to fight it. ** [[spoiler:That actually turns out to be a lie, but surprisingly, this trope is still played straight. The truth is that Faker made a deal with the Barian World; in exchange for keeping Haruto alive, Faker would destroy the Astral World]]. * XanatosGambit: While [[spoiler:Kaito's loss against Tron was unexpected and surprised him,]] it still didn't affect his plans. His real goal was [[spoiler:for as many numbers as possible to be collected so that they could be used in the Sphere Field, the arena for the WDC finals which collects their energy for his own use. With Tron taking Kaito's Numbers, nothing actually changed.]] !!Gauche (Nistro) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m8j0mwnWqD1rwvm9so9_1280_9082.png]] ->Voiced by: Go Shinomiya (JP), JasonGriffith (EN) A hot-blooded duelist and one of Heartland's assistants, he originally takes the role of administrator for the WDC. However, his duel with Yuma causes him to enter the tournament in order to settle the score with him. His first deck shown is a "Bounzer" deck, with the ace monster being Photon Strike Bouncer. His real deck is a "Heroic" deck, with the ace monster Heroic Champion - Excalibur. ---- !!!''Zexal I'' * AttackAttackAttack: A major theme of his Heroic Champion deck is raw power, particularly Heroic Champion - Excalibur. * BoisterousBruiser * ButtMonkey: At times, especially after swearing he will be the only one to beat Yuma/Astral. * ChildhoodFriends: With Droite. * ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler:A flashback he has in episode 59 strongly suggests Mr. Heartland took him and Droite in at a young age.]] * {{Foil}}: To Droite. * FieryRedhead * FriendlyEnemy: A bit of a side effect due to his mindset of being TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, but Gauche seems to be warming up to Yuma. ** So much so that [[spoiler:after losing to him in episode 59, he gives him Heroic Champion - Excalibur.]] * GoNagaiSideburns * HeroicSecondWind: His ace monster can't attack unless Gauche is about to lose, but when it can attack, it can double its attack to 4000, meaning it can take out almost anything it's aimed at. He also has a card called Heroic Chance which doubles a Heroic monster's attack, which he used in a pinch. * HotBlooded: He could give [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] a run for his money in this department and even uses cards that punish defending, forcing his opponent to meet him on the attack. * HonorBeforeReason: Opts to restore Yuma's life points to 4000 so they can have a duel on equal ground despite it being suggested that Mr. Heartland rigged the duel coaster to give Gauche an easy win. * RedOniBlueOni: Gauche is the red to Droite's blue. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: After fighting Yuma once, and discovering that Yuma has the "original Number", Gauche makes it his mission to beat Yuma and one-up Kaito. * ThemeNaming: Gauche and Droite mean "left" and "right" in French, respectively. ** You can also apply this to their dub names, as "Nistro" is short for "sinistro", which means "left" in Italian, while "Dextra" comes from "dexter", another term for one's right which also means female right-handed in Portuguese. ** Also with his Heroic Champions, which are named after mythical weapons: [[KingArthur Excalibur]], Gandiva and [[JapaneseMythology Kusanagi]]. * WorthyOpponent: Considers Yuma this. He even [[spoiler:heals him to 4000 Life Points in episode 59 so they can have a true duel, and gets annoyed when Yuma doesn't go at full strength. And after losing, he gives Yuma his Heroic Champion - Excalibur]]. * YearsTooEarly: Said to his first opponent on the Duel Coaster. * YoungerThanHeLooks: He's 19, but sure as hell doesn't look like it. !!!''Zexal II'' * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of [[spoiler:Alito]]. * FriendToAllChildren: He's a pro-duelist for the children. ** HenshinHero: As part of his "friend to all children" image. !! Droite (Dextra) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9dzhvuvs01qhwi1z_3510.png]] ->Voiced by: Yumi Fukamizu (JP), Creator/VeronicaTaylor (EN) One of Heartland's assistants alongside Gauche, Droite is quite calm, cool and collected, and administrates the WDC alongside Gauche. She joins the tournament with him, however, and eventually shows her own motivations for doing so. Her deck theme is the "Butterfly Assassin" monsters, with her ace being Photon Butterfly Assassin, and it runs on a combination of lockdown and burn tactics that allow her low-ATK monsters to deal a lot of damage. ---- !!''Zexal I'' * {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Almost beats Tron in episode 54 with a powerful combo. Sadly, Tron turns it around with his Number.]] * ChildhoodFriends: With Gauche. * ChildSoldiers:[[spoiler:A flashback Gauche has in episode 59 strongly suggests Mr. Heartland took her and Gauche in at a young age.]] * {{Foil}}: To Gauche. * IceQueen * IOweYouMyLife: To Kaito who saved her once, which is why she's been so protective of him. * PrettyButterflies: Droite's entire deck consists of them. Though, strangely enough, none of them are actually Insect-Type monsters. * RedOniBlueOni: Droite is the blue to Gauche's red. * SugarAndIcePersonality: Most notably in episode 50, where she shows a lot of concern about Kaito when she finds out he's slowly dying from his Photon Change. * ThemeNaming: Gauche and Droite mean "left" and "right" in French, respectively. ** You can also apply this to their dub names, as "Nistro" is short for "sinistro", which means "left" in Italian, while "Dextra" comes from "dexter", another term for one's right which also means female right-handed in Portuguese. * VillainousFriendship: If she and Kaito can be considered villains at all, they would be considered Type III. * WeakButSkilled: Her monsters are lacking in attack and her ace monsters are a bit weak, but she uses many spells and traps to make them very dangerous. * YoungerThanSheLooks: Not as drastic as Gauche, but 19 year-old Droite looks like she could easily be a matured woman in her twenties. !!!''Zexal II'' * BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In the team duel between her and Yuma against Alito and a {{Brainwashed}} Gauche, she tried this to cure Gauche, powering up her monster to incredible levels and attacking his monster, which had an effect that dealt Battle Damage to both of them, but kept Gauche from losing all his Life Points. She didn't fully cure him, but he remembered his true fighting style, and switched to fighting offensively, letting Yuma win. (As a bonus, this beat Alito's true memories ''into'' him.) * DefrostingIceQueen: After becoming Gauche's manager, she is more noticeably friendly towards other people. [[/folder]] [[folder:Numbers Duelists]] !!Jin (Fortuno) ->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Jamie [=McGonnigal=] (EN) A ''very'' creepy fortune-teller, and also a Numbers Hunter who idolizes Kaito to an insane and stalkerish degree. Held three Numbers; No. 16: Ruler of Colours, Shock Ruler; No. 11: Big Eye; and one unnamed Number claimed by Kaito. ---- * AscendedFanboy: Averted to a degree. While he is honestly a Numbers Hunter like Kaito, in the end Kaito discards him and takes his Numbers, proving how unimportant Jin really was to him. * FemmeFatalons: Dear god, look at those ''things''! * HostageForMcGuffin: Kidnaps Yuma's friends and hangs them over a lava pit to convince Yuma to Duel him with their Numbers on the line. ** MasterOfIllusion: Which promptly proves to be an illusion. He had them standing on a foot-tall table the entire time. !!Kaio & Rikuo (Chills & Scorch) ->Voiced by: Kenji Fukuda (Kaio) and Daisuke Kirii (Rikuo) (JP), SamRiegel (Chills) and EricStuart (Scorch) (EN) Brothers and joint leaders of a gang that Shark joins after his first loss to Yuma. Yuma and Shark confront them when they attempt to steal a rare deck from a museum with the intent to leave Shark to take the fall for it. Each held a Number based on their respective fire and ice themed dinosaur decks; No. 19: Freezerdon and No. 61: Volcasaurus. ---- * CheatersNeverProsper: They thought they could get away with stacking their decks. They lose anyway. * ElementalPowers ** AnIcePerson ** PlayingWithFire * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs * TagTeam !!Yamikawa (Kaze) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yamikawa_9268.jpg ->Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) A pupil of Rokujuro and works in the Duel Lodge. At the start of the series he betrays his master and (possessed by a Number) attacks him, but he has since returned to his senses and returns to work peacefully in the Duel Lodge which he once despised. Original holder of No. 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja. ---- * ConspicuousCG: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; it, along with Galaxy Queen above, is one of the few non-CG Numbers. * DefeatEqualsFriendship: After he loses he realizes his mistake and is welcomed back by his master in open arms. * InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja * {{Ninja}} !!Charlie [=McCoy=] (Charlie [=McCay=]) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charlie_McCoy_5903.jpg ->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Gary Mack (EN) A friend of the Tsukumo family and a personal friend of Kazuma. He stole No.7: Lucky Stripe from a heavily guarded facility, but it was all in order to give his niece Mayumi the necessary luck to survive a dangerous surgical procedure. ---- * CatchPhrase: ''Life is (a) Carnival!'' * BargainWithHeaven: He enters something like this inadvertently by using Number 7, sort of. A prophecy that comes with the card says that his luck will hold out until such time as the sun is split in two. No-one even knows what that means, not even Charlie (and he thinks the very idea that it's ''possible'' to destroy the sun is nonsense.) [[spoiler:However, after Yuma destroys his "Scales of the Sun" Spell Card during their duel (it's card art has a rather large sun on it) the contract is indeed broken, and his lucky streak ends.]] * CoolBike: Would love nothing more than to own his friend Kazuma's bike someday. * LuckySeven: His Number is based around this trope. * PapaWolf: Towards Mayumi. * UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Charlie and Akari. * WindsOfDestinyChange: The power of his Number, making him unbelievably lucky in games and life. !!Shuta Hayami (Cameron Clix) ->Voiced by: TakuyaEguchi (JP), TedLewis (EN) Originally a modest and kind photographer and friend of Kotori, he returns during the WDC possessed by No. 25, which has given him the ability to see the future. He uses this power to take scoop photos of catastrophes that happen in the future, and becomes extremely famous and wanted among journalists because of it. Original holder of No. 25: Fullmetal Photoglide - Focus Force. ---- * MagicalCamera[=/=]SpookyPhotographs: How he arranges his "scoops". * SlasherSmile: Dear god, so very much. They're featured quite prominently during his episodes. He out-smiles all the other slasher smilers in the series so far (and given IV's record with this trope, that's saying something!) * SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:As Astral eventually figures out, this is why his predictions always come true - he manipulates events so they happen. (In other words, Astral calls him a false prophet in nice terms.) When Yuma figures this out, he's able to defy the prophecy and defeat him.]] * SempaiKohai: Abused his relationship with Kotori. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When he noticed that Yuma did not summon Utopia on the fifth turn.]] * YouCantFightFate: Takes this attitude towards duels, as he shows his opponents images of them losing in order to lead them into doing so. This contributes to his VillainousBreakdown when Yuma rebels against his predictions. --> "Impossible! A future beyond my imagination...I can't accept it!" [[/folder]] [[folder:Barian [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALBarianWorld Barian World]] !!Seven Barian Emperors The Seven Barian Emperors are the leaders of the Barian world, and are its greatest warriors and generals. The Barian world is an alien realm at war with the * [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALOther Other]] * [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALAstralWorld Astral world, but due to both being [[EnergyBeings energy worlds]] they have taken to using brainwashed [[{{Mook}} mooks]] in the human world to further the destruction of the Astral world. In truth, they were once humans. Each of the Legendary Numbers is related to one of them due to them being near the areas where Astral sealed the numbers away. They were reincarnated into Barians by Don Thousand because of this. The Barian World itself used to be one with the Astral World, but was separated from it when the Astrals attempted to expel chaos from their world in order to Rank-Up. * AlienArtsAreAppreciated ** AliensStealCable: Girag spends a ''lot'' of time watching TV. ** SenseFreak: Much like Astral they have never tasted physical food before, therefore are overwhelmed at the sense of taste. * ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Bariarphose!" * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each Emperor has a color that matches them. Best shown in episode 124 [[spoiler:when the seven appear as lights and the color that glows when they state their names.]] ** Durbe: White ** Girag: Green ** Alito: Red ** Mizael: Yellow ** Vector: Purple ** Merag: Light Blue ** Nasch: Blue * {{Determinator}}: All Seven Emperors are this [[spoiler:and it's part of why they live in Barian World since the desire and determination to live comes with the power of chaos.]] * DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:All of them revert to their original human forms after being defeated and absorbed.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: None of the other Barians like Vector. Alito was contemptuous when Vector failed the first time. * EvilSoundsDeep: Their voices are notably lower after reverting to their true forms. Especially Vector. * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[TheyLookLikeUsNow Their human forms]] are forms they [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter involuntarily]] take while on Earth. While in [[PowerLimiter human form the total power they can wield is limited]], requiring the use of special Barian Sphere Fields in order to revert to their true forms and regain their full power. Oddly, however, Durbe was able to revert to his original form without a Sphere Field once Shark repaired his Baria Lapis, though this only seems to apply in the ruins where the Legendary Numbers are. * GlowingEyesOfDoom: They are capable of doing this. As shown in the first opening and episode, Their glowing eyes are also ColorCodedForYourConvenience. ** Durbe: Red ** Girag: Green ** Alito: Orange ** Mizael: Yellow ** Vector: Purple * GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:All of them.]] * HiddenInPlainSight: Their hideout is a bar titled "[=BARian=]". * [[MaskOfPower Masks of Power]]: They appear to have these at first glance, but it simply what their faces look like. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Thanks to Don Thousand when he initially reincarnated them.]] * NoMouth: In their Barian forms. * OrderVersusChaos: [[spoiler:The Chaos to Astral World's Order.]] * PastLifeMemories: [[spoiler:Each of the Barian Empoeros recalls their past human lives when they encounter their respective ruins.]] * QuirkyMinibossSquad: Quirky is definitely one of the words to describe them. At least, [[LetsGetDangerous until Mizael arrives.]] * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: They are the seven emperors who rule the Barian world. * StellarName: They're named for the stars in the Big Dipper; Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Alioth, Mizar Megrez and Alkaid. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Their ultimate goal is... [[spoiler:to keep their world from being destroyed.]] %% * WasOnceAMan !!Vector [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mkec92sRJW1s87fn7o3_1280_1489.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his full Barian form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Vector_Uncloaked_3597.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: [[spoiler:Creator/SatoshiHino]] (JP) [[spoiler:Billy Bob Thompson]] (EN) The first being from the Barian World, Vector is the true instigator of the plot and the reason behind all of Dr. Faker and Tron's villainous actions. Everything from setting up Kazuma and Arclight for a fall to the collection of the Numbers was done on this being's behalf, as he promised Faker a cure for Haruto's illness. Was the holder of No. 66: Supreme-Key Beetle - Master Key Beetle and is the holder of [=CNo.=] 5: Perishing-Gloom Dragon - Chaos Chimera Dragon, No. 43: Soul Puppeteering Demon - Soul Marionetter, [=CNo.=] 43: Soul-Puppeteering Demon God - Chaos Marionetter, No. 104: Masquerade Magician - Shining, and [=CNo.=] 104: Masquerade Magician - Umbral. His true identity is the prince of the ruined castle in the myth of No. 65: Adjudicutting Devil - Judge Buster, who executed a large amount of people, attacked (past life) Shark and Rio's kingdom, and then committed suicide when he was the only one left. However, this information is being hidden from him by Don Thousand, so his reaction remains to be seen, other than involuntary reactions of fear and occasional recognition within the ruins themselves. His main reaction was not caring until it was revealed just HOW much Don Thousand had screwed his life up. For tropes applicable to his human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rei Shingetsu. ---- * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:Played straight while he is possessing Faker, but averted in further appearances, where he maintains his form without a Barian's Sphere Cube. Later revealed that the form he took on earth was just a hologram, while the ''real'' Vector was in his human form, as ''Rei''.]] * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Makes his entrance in episode 94 by smashing up some buildings and nearly killing Yuma and his friends.]] ** [[spoiler:Episode 96. You don't pull off [[LargeHam ham]] like that without being this trope.]] ** [[spoiler:He's so ax crazy that he went to UNLEASH A GOD'S MIGHT ON THEM.]] ** Taken to literal levels in Episode 101 when [[spoiler:he traps Yuma on a platform where giant axe-heads on chains swing at him.]] ** He manages to top himself in this department once he [[spoiler:absorbs Number 96]]. * BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He pulls this off [[MomentOfAwesome epically]] against Yuma and his friends. Using the guise of Rei Shingetsu, he was able to get Yuma and co. into afield where he'd have an advantage, manipulate the construction of Yuma's deck by causing him to include Barian's cards into it, throw Yuma completely off balance (thus making his dueling sloppier) and drive a stake in between Yuma and Astral by forcing Yuma to withhold information from Astral, all at the same time, while using ThePowerOfFriendship against him.]] ** [[spoiler:He gave the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World fake Numbers and believed they would lose, which lead to Kaito and the others obtaining those Numbers. When they do he could then enact a plan that makes them harm anyone who has them once him and Don Thousand kickstart their AssimilationPlot.]] * BigBadDuumvirate: Temporarily With No.96, as far as Yuma and co know. However, he is more closer to a DragonWithAnAgenda since he is using No.96 as well. * BiggerBad: Of ZEXAL I. ** DealWithTheDevil: Plays the "devil" role to Faker, while Don Thousand plays it to him. ** TheManBehindTheMan: To Dr. Faker. * BodyHorror: The things they make his eyes do in episode 96 are...quite unnerving. * BondVillainStupidity: In Episode 98, he has Yuma on the ropes. He could win simply by activating Masquerade Magician's effect and ending his turn, so that Yuma won't be able to draw a card on his next turn and will thus lose. Justified since he's a {{sadist}} who wanted to throw his impending victory in Yuma's face as much as possible. * BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler:Just when Yuma and Astral are going to [[FusionDance Xyz Change ZEXAL]], Vector gives Astral one, causing them to form into [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dark ZEXAL]]]]. * {{Brainwashed}}: Does this to Girag and Alito once they are fully healed. Also uses Barian's Force to do this to Umimi. * TheCaligula: [[spoiler:He was a insane ruler and killed his own people for fun in his past life.]] * CardCarryingVillain: As more and more is learned about him [[spoiler:and his past life as a prince]] it becomes clear that he's a sick individual who is evil for the sake of being evil. * DarkIsEvil: Use the DARK-attributed Umbral monsters while dueling. * DemonicPossession: Hijacks Faker's body when his duel with the three heroes starts going south. * {{Determinator}}: He just doesn't give up. * DirtyCoward:[[spoiler:In his past life. The moment things aren't in his favor he would flee and [[AxeCrazy burn down the places he fled]] to on the way.]] * TheDreaded: [[spoiler:To Faker, given Faker's reaction the first time he showed up.]] * EnergyBeing: As with all Barian and Astral beings seen so far; however, Vector is the only Barian to demonstrate this as blatantly as Astral does. * EvilCostumeSwitch: As if Faker's usual wardrobe isn't evil enough already, Vector taking over his body grants him some sweet demonic armor. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]PaletteSwap: Of Astral. Being the first Barian seen, the reason for this is fairly obvious. ** Can also be seen as an EvilCounterpart to Yuma. Especially considering he has his own 'Astral', in the form of [[spoiler:Don Thousand. And also Number 96, for a tiny while, who notably is a black Astral.]] * EvilIsHammy: Is he ever. * EvilIsPetty: Holy crap, yes. [[spoiler:The reason he betrayed Nasch and Merag? Nasch had scored 100,000,000 on a point system Vector had created, which was one point for every time Nasch spoke or did something that annoyed Vector. (On the other hand, one might say that Nasch had to have been ''pretty'' annoying if that was true, but then, [[UnreliableNarrator it's not like Vector's word can be trusted]].)]] * EvilLaugh[=/=]LaughingMad: He sure likes his insane laughter. * {{Expy}}: His insane and malicious personality calls to mind Yami Marik from the original series, and Yubel from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', with his dual coloring of black and white also referencing the latter. [[spoiler:His nature as an enemy who originally masquerades as a friend is extremely reminiscent of Bruno from ''YuGiOh5Ds'' too, with shades of Bakura with the seeming kindness of his false self contrasted by an incredibly vicious and sadistic true personality. And then we see him in the past, which calls the normal Marik to mind. He even calls his father by the same name Marik does.]] * FightingAShadow: [[spoiler:In his first duel with Yuma, and the second up until Yuma blows up his Number with Hope Ray V, Vector was actually just a duplicate. The real one was Rei.]] * FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:He's an irredemable dick, yes, but after his past is fully revealed you can't help but feel sorry for him and think what might have been had Don Thousand not gotten involved. To elaborate, his father was a heartless conqueror much like he ended up being, but ended up injured. Vector seized this chance to propose peace talks, which his old man wasn't happy about, and this ended up with Vector's mother throwing herself in front of Vector to protect him from a sword slash. His father succumbed to his wounds and died, and [[FromBadToWorse THEN Don Thousand]] showed up and gave him his Over-Hundred Number, making him the heartless bastard we know today.]] * GoodColorsEvilColors: [[spoiler:An interesting example in his human form: as Rei, he wears the white and red school uniform all the time, but after he reveals himself as Vector, he switches to a mostly black outfit with some purple and white.]] * HannibalLecture: [[spoiler:Does he ''ever''. In his duel with Yuma after TheReveal, he torments both Yuma and Astral with one, and gets results. This is what ultimately brings out Dark Zexal, which threatens to corrupt Astral and Yuma to the darkness forever.]] * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Episode 138 has Don Thousand being freed and trying to absorb Vector, who screams in terror and for help. This prompts Yuma to jump in to try and rescue him from this grim fate, despite the pleas of his friends that Vector cannot be trusted and shouldn't be rescued. This does not stop him however from grabbing Vector' hand to keep him from being absorbed, and calls Vector "Shingetsu", reminiscing on their times together as friends, and telling him it is his true self. Vector appears moved by Yuma, but then reveals his psychotic face and laughs, grabbing Yuma's arm with his other hand, to drag him with him to his demise. However, Yuma didn't seem to mind, and just smiled at Vector compassionately, telling him he will go with him. This time, Vector is truly moved by his rescuer, lets go of him and lets himself be absorbed by Don Thousand to save Yuma, calling him one last time,"Yuma-kun" with a sincere smile. Can be counted as BecomingTheMask, though it might just be the real Vector from before Don Thousnad's interference. Might also count as DyingAsYourself]] * HellBentForLeather[=/=]HighCollarOfDoom: In his human form, after TheReveal. * HesBack: [[spoiler:Mizael and Durbe were rather surprised to see him return, assuming him to have died after Faker's defeat.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:In a roundabout fashion. He gave Yuma Limited Barian's Force, and it is that card's true form, Numeron Force, which leads to his defeat by Hope Ray Victory.]] * ILied: [[spoiler:As part of TheReveal, he makes it clear that he entirely made up the whole concept of the Barian's Guardian.]] * JerkAss: [[spoiler:Mocks Alito and Girag after they are defeated and almost killed after dueling Yuma.]] ** [[spoiler:And then mocks Yuma when he arrives in Sargasso only to find out that Vector's already killed/mortally injured/comatose'd Rei (he's really not clear which it is).]] ** [[spoiler:After TheReveal in episode 96 it sure moves into disturbing territory seeing how [[WithFriendsLikeThese he treats his allies.]] See TheReveal for details]] * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His speech to Yuma in episode 96 when it turns out he was pretending to be his friend as Shingetsu and continues talking like him to taunt Yuma. Does it to other people as well.]] * KidWithTheLeash: [[spoiler:His past life enslaved Abyss by giving him blood. This made the God do his bidding until Rio's past life freed the God from his control. He's also this to Don Thousand, despite the indication otherwise.]] * KnightOfCerebus: His first appearance marks the Barians taking matters to into their own hands. Later, he becomes this again, see KickTheDog above. * LargeHam: Coupled with his insanity, it's more than enough to strike (disgusted) terror into the viewers. * LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Masquerade Magician - Shining.]] ** [[spoiler:Also see Yuma's and ''especially'' Rei's entries for the trope.]] * TheManBehindTheMan: To Faker, in Season One. * ManipulativeBastard: And then some. * {{Medusa}}: Used Gorgonic monsters [[spoiler:as minions and during his duel with Nasch in his past life.]] * ObviouslyEvil: After TheReveal, he [[CardCarryingVillain doesn't even try to hide it.]] * OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he realizes Hope Ray Victory can destroy his Chaos Number and win the duel for Yuma.]] ** Also in Episode 110, where he finds the Barian World is being attacked and it technically is all HIS fault. [[spoiler:To elaborate, the attack is from Black Mist, who has become a god-like entity after mastering Chaos - which Vector gave him. ** And in Episode 122 where [[spoiler:he finds out that Nasch and Merag are back with all of their memories, and all of the other Barian Emperors seem ready to attack him for his actions.]] * TheReveal: [[spoiler:Ever since the new season began he's been playing Yuma and co. like saps. You know Rei Shingetsu, that clumsy, nice guy introduced this season and who was revealed to be a Barian on the side of good? Yeah, no. Turns out that Rei's Vector's human form he used for his BatmanGambit.]] * RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:His black and white coloring, and the massive difference between his Over-Hundred Number and its Chaos Number form both symbolize Vector effectively being 'two-faced', with the kind, humble Rei Shingetsu in truth being Vector himself.]] * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Another trick he pulls in his first duel with Yuma after TheReveal. When a black hole that appears above Sargasso threatens to consume his airship with Yuma's friends inside it, Vector offers to save them if Yuma gives him all his Numbers - of course, Astral will die if he does that. (Given how much a liar Vector has been up to that point, it is questionable whether he would have done that, or even if he had the ability. Still, the point becomes moot because Kotori makes the decision for him, telling him to ignore Vector while she and the others manage to save themselves.)]] ** Not the first time he tried this. [[spoiler:In his original life, he tried it against Nasch, giving him a choice of saving Merag or saving his army. But Merag [[HeroicSacrifice made the choice for him.]])]] * SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Subverted. Don Thousand altered his memory. Thousand even references the trope CorruptTheCutie, saying that past Vector was the ideal target: since he was so pure-hearted, the darkness born from killing his parents was much deeper than it would have been in anyone else. That is what made him such a powerful Barian. ]] * TheStarscream: Works behind [[spoiler:Nasch's]] back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself. * SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Thanks to him manipulating Yuma with "Shingetsu"'s friendship, he completely unbalanced his duel with Yuma. When Yuma directly attacked him with Hope Ray V, he used Vain - Sneer of Betrayal, which stops the attack and forces Yuma to not only mill the five V cards Shingetsu had given him from his deck, but also ''five additional cards for every one of those''. This leaves Yuma with three cards left in his deck.]] ** [[spoiler:And then just to add insult to injury he summons a monster that can mill one more card from Yuma's deck every turn.]] ** His deck after [[spoiler:Don Thousand gave it an upgrade, which in his duel with Merag and Durbe forced them to wipe his Life Points out in one turn or he'd just gain them all back. He can also summon a monster that not only gains attack equal to the damage he took that turn but also deals the same amount of damage to his opponents. Bonus points by using the trope PoweredByAForsakenChild : the card that restores Vector's lifepoints at the end of each turn takes in fact the power it needs from the Imprisoned Nasch.]] * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Attempts to do this to Yuma as he is being absorbed by Don Thousand, but decides against it at the last minute when he learns that Yuma still treasured their old friendship.]] * TokenEvilTeammate:[[spoiler:A ruthless and heartless individual who uses and manipulates others for both his goals and sick pleasure. His own fellow Barians despise him, but put up with him since they have the same goal of saving Barian World.]] * {{Troll}}: Especially notable in episode 101 in which he [[spoiler:casually greets Yuma after imprisoning him, and teases him by feigning disappointment over the fact that Yuma doesn't refer to him as Rei Shingetsu anymore.]] * VerbalTic: Occasionally adds "jyan" to his sentences. More prominent whenever he explains a plan that he has done. * VillainOverride[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: When Faker starts losing, Vector decides to revoke his free will privileges. ** [[spoiler:Pulls a YouHaveFailedMe on Alito as well, after his loss to Yuma.]] ** Thousand eventually pulls this on him. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:A glorious one when Yuma and Astral form [=ZeXal=] II, summon Hope Ray Victory, NoSell Sargasso, and use Ray Victory to win the duel.]] * VillainTeamUp: With [[spoiler:Black Mist.]] * WingedHumanoid: While fairly similar to Astral in most ways, one thing Vector has that Astral doesn't is large, vaguely demonic wings. [[spoiler:Turns out this is because his true form also has wings.]] !!Girag [[spoiler:a.k.a. Kiraku Souhachi]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gilag_1059.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gilag_true_form_2_3182.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Takaguchi Kousuke (JP), MarcThompson (EN) The first Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, he brainwashes various characters using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card, which allows them to summon Chaos Xyz monsters. He's quite physically powerful, but doesn't strategise particularly well, which leads to the defeat of his various minions. Holds No. 58: Flame Pressure Demon - Burner Visor, No. 106: Huge Rock Palm, Giant Hand and [=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red. In his past life, he was known as Kiraku Souhachi and was a great warrior, known for being wise and benevolent, often sharing the spoils of his conquests with the populace. He befriended a tanuki, Ponta, while on the battlefield one day. Ponta became his body double. Much of his legend was Ponta's doing. As his body double, Ponta won many conquests. Eventually, he and Kiraku parted ways in order to protect Ponta and Kiraku was killed in a battle. ---- * AmbiguouslyEvil: He gives Alito tips on how to impress a girl and loves television. (However, [[AliensStealCable he also steals cable]].) * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:After Alito is attacked, he becomes very determined to make Shingetsu pay.]] * BigEater: Spends most of his screentime in Episode 80 eating. * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Girag does this to people by using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card. ** [[spoiler:He and Alito get hit with this when Don Thousand strips them of their free will entirely.]] * TheBrute: Possibly. His minions are usually the ones who come up with the plans. ** He was finally able to come up with a decent plan for once in the Sports Duel episode [[spoiler:only for Shark to become his SpannerInTheWorks]]. * CastFromHitpoints: Using his Hand cards causes him extreme physical pain. * CombatPragmatist: He'll do anything to complete his mission. Which is why he chooses to mind control humans and ZergRush Yuma. * TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler:Both Yuma and Ponta fall for the story he gives after Ponta steals his body, which turns out to be a big mistake. (See ILied)]] * FingerPokeOfDoom[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The effect of [[spoiler:Giant Hand. The affected monster seems to be in terrible pain, and it explodes the moment it tries to attack.]] * GoKartingWithBowser: The Sports Duel Tournament episode, in which he Tag Duels with Yuma. (Granted, he really didn't want to.) * GrandTheftMe: He's a victim of this, courtesy of Ponta. ([[SaveTheVillain Yuma has to rescue him,]] [[spoiler:and later regrets it.]]) * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Alito [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to restore his memories]], but not for long...]] * ILied: Claims he made up the story of sending Ponta away to protect him [[spoiler:He didn't.]] * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:After telling Ponta how he didn't want him to die alongside Kiraku and his men, he proceeds to eat the racoon dogs soul and says he tricked him.]] * LaughingMad * MadeOfIron: Takes a punch directly to the face with no ill effects whatsoever. ** [[spoiler:Changes when he's in a duel, however; his cards have the odd effect of inflicting harm on him, forcing him to end duels quickly.]] * RevengeBeforeReason: He's so enraged when Alito is beaten up by Rei, he disobeys Mizael and goes gunning for revenge, and when Yuma defends him, thinking Rei is an amateur, Girag actually challenges both of them at once, using cards that [[CastFromHitpoints are as dangerous to him as the are to his opponents]]. This proves a mistake, as Rei is ''much'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity better than anyone assumed.]] [[spoiler:In fact, we later learn he's downright deadly and capable of murder; [[EvilAllAlong he's actually Vector in disguise]].]] * SpitTake: When Alito "confesses". * SuperMode: [[spoiler:[=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red for his Number.]] * TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:He pushes Yuma away to have his soul absorbed instead.]] * TerribleArtist: His attempt to draw manga-style characters are quite bad and even his brainwashed minion struggles with not telling him so. !!Alito [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_mes3tpSVyX1qd9jdko1_500_2791.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_trueform_8061.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Hikami Takahiro (JP), Tony Salerno (EN) The second Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, Alito believes that Girag's lack of progress makes him unsuitable to represent the Barians on Earth; however, shortly after arriving, Alito proceeds to fall in love with Kotori, distracting him from the Barian mission as well. Holds No. 80: Madquipped Supreme King - Rhapsody in Berserk, [=CNo.=] 80: Exequipped Supreme King - Requiem in Berserk, No. 105: Burning Knuckler Cestus the Meteor, and [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet. His true origins lie within the legend behind No. 54: Rebellious Fighter - Lion Heart, which regards the strongest gladiator to ever exist who specialized in unarmed/unarmored combat. He was the prince's rival and friend, and was well respected in the kingdom. One day however, Don Thousand, in the form of an old man, brainwashed both the prince's council and the prince himself, and had Alito put up to death, modifying his memories in the process to fill him with hate, causing his rebirth as a Barian. ---- * AmbiguouslyBrown: His theme music sort of implies he's meant to seem Mexican, but being an alien, he still really fits under the "ambiguous nationality" umbrella that fits this trope. ** Then it's revealed he was originally human is supposed to be Roman. * AmbiguouslyEvil: Wants a good fight with Yuma and no other way of defeating him. [[spoiler:This becomes less ambiguous after he recovers thanks to Don Thousand corrupting him.]] * AxCrazy: After his revival and up [[spoiler:until Yuma defeats him in Episode 130.]]. * BiTheWay: He claims that "if an angel were to descend" in front of him, he'd allow himself to be distracted by love. His "angels" were Kotori and Yuma. * BloodKnight: A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys the most is clashing in a passionate and Exciting duel with a WorthyOpponent. He even sabotaged Girag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope LetsFightLikeGentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!" ** [[spoiler:It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, he fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.]] * TheBrute: Appears to be one alongside Girag. [[spoiler:He didn't even realize Yuma was the person he was supposed to find and defeat until ''after'' Astral appears during the duel]]. * TheCasanova[=/=]KidAnova: What he'd like to believe. * ConspicuousCG: Subverted by [[spoiler:No.105: Burning Knuckler - Cestus the Meteor. Played straight with its [=CNo=]. form.]] * EvilCostumeSwitch: After being attacked by [[spoiler:Vector]] and being sent back to the Barian world, while Girag is still using a school uniform, Alito's outfit has changed to a red jacket. Not quite an evil vibe, per se, but... * FriendlyEnemy[=/=]NobleDemon: To Yuma; not that he even realised Yuma was his world's enemy until he actually fought him. ** [[spoiler:Inverted in episode 104, most likely due to Don Thousand accelerating his healing process. He returns to his former status after his defeat in Episode 130.]] * FriendToAllChildren: [[spoiler:Was this in his past life.]] * GoodOldFisticuffs: The theme of his Burning Knuckler archetype. [[spoiler:In his past life as a gladiator, he fought with nothing but his fists, even against armed opponents. Implies the trope BadassNormal in his past life]] * GreenEyedMonster: Jealous of Kotori's interest in Yuma, and attempts to crush him in a duel (partially) because of it. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Yuma succeeds in purging him of Don Thousand's influence, Alito agrees to join him in his mission to stop Don Thousand. Of course, [[GoodAllAlong whether he was ever truly evil to begin with]] is questionable.]] * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Have himself lose the duel with Girag intentionally in order to recover the latter's memory.]] * HonorBeforeReason * {{Hotblooded}}: All the time, but was considerably more violent about it after his initial revival. * {{Hypocrite}}[=/=]HypocriticalHumor: Chastises Girag for falling in love for a magical girl in a TV show, then proceeds to fall in love with Kotori in the next scene. * ImagineSpot: They're quite creepy. * {{Jerkass}}: After his revival and until [[spoiler:Episode 130]]. * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: His initial approach towards Yuma. But in the Legendary Number War, due to [[spoiler:Don Thousand, this trope went up in a puff of smoke until his defeat in Episode 130 during the Barian Emperor Onslaught.]] * LoveAtFirstSight: When he crashes into Kotori. [[spoiler:Gets over her by the end of the episode]]. * PeekABangs: Partially the "mysterious" variety, since he's a Barian Lord, partially the "seductive" since he enjoys trying to hit on people, and partially "vulnerable" since he's the youngest of the Barians and seems to be the least focused on their mission. * PoweredArmor: Not for himself, but for his Ace cards: Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk and its SuperForm Number C80: Requiem in Berserk are humanoids that become a suit of armor for Alito's monster. [[spoiler:Number 80 and C80 double as some sort of ArtifactOfDoom given to Alito By Don Thousand to amplify his control over him]]. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: His behavior after being revived surprises Yuma. He actually plays defensively in the tag duel. In the later one-on-one duel, he instead goes for a OTK strategy. Neither fits his HotBlooded personality and the way he had previously dueled using Counter Trap Cards. * TheRival: Wants to become Yuma's rival. * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:After his loss to Yuma leaves him unscathed and he simply departs on good terms, he's attacked and badly injured by an unidentified enemy, establishing that the circumstances of the series are starting to get more serious.]] ** PartingFromConsciousnessWords[=/=]DyingClue: [[spoiler:Just before he falls unconscious, he manages to choke out "Shingetsu," in response to Girag asking him who was responsible for the attack.]] * SparedByTheAdaptation: A variation, and more like "Spared by the Dub". In the original version, Alit was framed for treason by friends of his rival (even though the rival did not approve) and executed as a result; the dub version simply says he was banished as punishment. * SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Number has one, [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.]] * WalkingShirtlessScene: Pick a scene, any scene where he's not at school (and even a few where he is) and he'll be shirtless and most likely sweaty from exercise. * WorthyOpponent: He considers Yuma this [[spoiler:when he's not being brainwashed by Vector.]] !!Mizael (Mizar) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Misael_8648.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Misael_trueform_7613.jpg[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Genki Okawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) The third Barian to appear on Earth. After noting the lack of progress from both Girag and Alito, Durbe sends Mizael next with a special gift in tow: Barian Sphere Fields for each of them. Mizael wastes no time at all, and immediately confronts Yuma and Astral. He is feared by many due to controlling a being no-one else can control, No. 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. However, his true ace is his dragon's even greater form, [=CNo.=] 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. A long time ago, he was the tamer of a dragon who protected the land. However, when disasters struck the land, a shaman from another state declared the dragon responsible. Mizael pleaded with the public for the dragon's innocence, and threatened to commit suicide; however, the shaman's country launched an attack, killed Mizael and the dragon, and took over the state. Mizael became a Barian (and doesn't remember anything), while his dragon became Jinlong, the "guardian" of No. 46: Ethereal Dragon - Draggluong. ---- * AdaptationalVillainy: The dub version of his past is ''much'' darker than the original (despite the fact that he survived in the dub version). [[spoiler:In both versions, he was saved by dying of thirst by a dragon named Jinlong, later became a powerful dragon tamer, and protected his lands along with Jinlong. That's where the original version and dub versions change. In the original, a spy posing as a shaman blames the dragon for a deluge that flooded the village; Mizael defended him from the rioting villagers and even offered his life so the villagers would believe him. They were then ambushed by a neighboring army, which killed Mizael and Jinlong and took over the land. In the dub, however, Mizael was far from innocent, betraying Jinlong during the crisis and attacking him alongside the villagers.]] * BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Stealing his Tachyon Dragon is a pretty good way to piss him off.]] * {{Bishounen}} * BlondGuysAreEvil: Even more notable because he's the first Barian to actually be a serious threat. * CurbStompBattle[=/=]WakeUpCallBoss: He was the first to come close to absolutely destroying Yuma, and only spares him when Kaito arrives to give him a better challenge. Also, the battle with Mizael (if one can call it that) drives Yuma into his second HeroicBSOD. ** [[spoiler:He finds himself on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle during his duel with Don Thousand. Thousand only needed to play two very powerful cards.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Durbe had to stop him from attacking Vector after he insulted the fallen Alito and Girag.]] * EvilCounterpart: No. 107 is one to Kaito's Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Its name, Tachyon, and its effect which is clearly meant to parallel and counter Photon Dragon's. Additionally, it has [[spoiler:an evolved form just like Photon Dragon, also called Neo Galaxy-Eyes.]] * HiddenDepths: His comments when examining Alito's injured body were extremely insulting, but the look on his face suggested he cared much more than that. He later proves this when Vector taunts that Alito and Girag might not wake up and has to be stopped from physically assaulting Vector by Durbe. * HonorBeforeReason: His first duel shows strong signs of this. He has Yuma right where he wants him, but is only too happy to let Kaito take over simply to prove that ''his'' Galaxy-Eyes is better (even though this would gain neither him nor the Barians anything at that point), simply due to his pride as a Duelist who uses a Galaxy-Eyes dragon. This leads to his second big mistake, Ranking Up his Galaxy-Eyes to its Chaos form and assuming his own Barian form, which nearly causes the Sphere Field to rupture, nearly killing both of them and - possibly - resulting in a cataclysmic disaster which he only averts by fleeing. Clearly, letting Kaito take over simply out of pride was a bad idea. ** This is also why he doesn't use Sargasso's Lighthouse as he wants to fight Kaito fairly in their second duel. * LargeHam: ''Seriously''. More so in the dub. * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: The only Barian to take the damage from Sargasso head-on without using "Sargasso's Lighthouse". According to him, it seems because he wants to defeat Kaito fairly as both control a Galaxy-Eyes monster. * LongHairedPrettyBoy * ManInWhite: In his human form. * MeaningfulName: For No. 107. A tachyon is a hypothetical particle which goes even faster than light; compared with photons which are the things light is made of. * NearVillainVictory: After the effect of [[spoiler:Neo Tachyon Dragon]] was revealed, hell, after its ATK was revealed, it's clear that had he been able to continue, Kaito was screwed. YMMV on the second duel, depending on what Kite had left in his hand. * OurDragonsAreDifferent: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon looks rather more like a machine than a dragon. * PlotIrrelevantVillain: Seems to fall into this, given that he only apparently exists to fill in a Barian Emperor slot and to give Kaito something to do, but [[spoiler:massively averted when it's revealed that their rivalry is the key to the Key of the Numeron Code. Which he now has, with a vengance against Don Thousand. Also the first Emperor NOT to be offed after being beaten in the sixth arc.]] * TheRival: To Kaito and his Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. --> '''Mizael''': [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne There can be only one]] Galaxy-Eyes holder! * ThisCannotBe: Does not take any indication that he was once a human well, be it from Durbe or [[spoiler:his own dragon in his past life.]] Finding Mizael angrier anywhere else would be hard. ** And then we find him even angrier when [[spoiler:III and V nick his Tachyon Dragon and prevent him Ranking it Up. Mizael gets PISSED.]] * SuperMode: [[spoiler:For his Number, [=CNo.=] 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon.]] * WorthyOpponent: In spite of his immense pride, he views Kaito as this to the point that [[spoiler:he sheds tears at the latter's death, following their final duel.]] He also accepts a duel with V and III solely because V was the one who taught Kaito how to duel. V even literally calls himself a worthy opponent and Mizael looked like he'd creamed himself. * WouldHitAGirl: Casually knocks Kotori to the ground with a sphere of energy [[ForTheEvulz just to get Yuma's attention]]. !!Durbe (Dumon) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/durbe_human_form_8334.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see his Barian Form]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_trueform_8186.png[[/labelnote]]]] ->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Creator/WayneGrayson (EN) Seemingly the leader of the Barians that saved Tron and are now attacking Yuma. He is the most level-headed among them, though he intimidates them (namely Alito) into doing his bidding at times. Following the return of Vector, he's been following along with his plans and seemingly has abdicated his position as the group's leader. Wields No. 102: Holy Lightning - Glorious Halo and [=CNo.=] 102: Unholy Lightning - Noble Demon. His true origins relate to the story of the Knight and Pegasus, which is told in the first set of ruins that hold one of the 7 legendary Numbers (No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus), as well as the pegasus' spirit, Mach. He is actually the knight that rode the pegasus, and a friend of (past life) Shark, whose kingdom he helped save once. ---- * [[BiggerBad Even Bigger Bad]]: Was the highest-ranking Barian Emperor, until Vector's reappearance and the return of [[spoiler:their god, Don Thousand]] robbed him of this status. [[spoiler:Him turning Shark back into Nasch also counts, since Nasch was their original leader]] * BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Pulls this off when he comes flying in to assist past!Shark against past!Vector.]] * BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:After crashing into the Different Dimension Airship, he does not have access to any of his Barian powers until he saves Shark, who gets an aura that fixes his bracelet and restores his power.]] * {{Expy}}/EvilCounterpart: Looks like some horror movie version of Elemental Hero Neos from GX. * ExpositionFairy: [[spoiler:He reads some murals about a Hero, his {{Pegasus}} and his [[FaceHeelTurn treach]][[EtTuBrute erous]] knights. Note that at the time Yuma was dueling the spirit of the Pegasus for No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus.]] * LightIsNotGood: Uses the Holy Lightning archetype, which consists of LIGHT-attributed monsters. * {{Megane}}: In his human form. * NobleDemon: He is honestly quite noble despite his wish to do whatever it takes to save the Barian World. [[spoiler:His Chaos Number's name even literally references the trope.]] * SelfDeprecation: Has little confidence in his leadership compared to Nasch's. * SequelHook: He appears at the end on the last episode of ZEXAL I.. * UndyingLoyalty: He is fiercely loyal to [[spoiler:Nasch and Merag, due to his connection to them during his past life.]] * VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Saves Shark just as a stone wall is about to crush him, and then urges Yuma to pay the cost and protect Hope, which eventually leads up to Yuma's win. Even though he is very focused on protecting the Barian World, he could have let Yuma lose and perished along with Shark, but he didn't. And even he doesn't know why.]] !!Nasch (Nash) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zero-raws_yu-gi-oh_zexal_ii_-_138_tx_1280x720_x264_aac_mp42014-01-27-07h39m56s122_41.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:The Seventh One]] ->Voiced by [[spoiler:Toshiki Masuda]] (JP) One of two Barian Emperors said to be missing. According to Vector, they just disappeared some time ago, and he speculates they are in the human world. The one image of Nasch shown featured him sat on a throne, and his silhouette resembled Shark's. At one point, Durbe used his name while he was trapped in the human world. Stated by Durbe to have been the leader of the seven when he was around. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. He is the owner of No. 101: Silent Honor's Ark Knight, and by extension, [=CNo.=] 101: Silent Honor's Dark Knight. For tropes applicable to his human form, see Main Characters > Ryoga Kamishiro ---- * AFatherToHisMen: Heavily implied by [[spoiler:how much losing them affects him and it's the reason Shark embraces his past life as Nasch.]] * BackFromTheDead: Silent Honor's Dark Knight's ability allows it to revive itself. * BadassCape: Only Emperor to have one. * BlackKnight: Silent Honor's Dark Knight. * CoolShip: [[spoiler:No.101: Silent Honors Ark Knight.]] * {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:No matter how hard Vector tried to escape from him and send him into despair during their duel, he never gives up and defeats Vector. And then he does it the second time around too.]] * EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Chaos Xyz King of Hope '''Barian''']] to Number 39: King of Wishes, '''Hope'''. ** MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The subtle differences in Barian's Japanese name puts it at odds with Hope. While both their names are pronounced exactly the same, the translation makes Hope the ''King of Wishes'', while Barian the ''King of Aspirations''.]] * FunWithAcronyms: [[spoiler:His Over-Hundred Number's name is written on the card as S H Ark Knight. In other words, Shark Knight.]] * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:His Barian's Chaos Draw seems to effectively be the Barian version of Shining Draw. He's also the only one to use it to draw a card other than The Seventh One.]] * MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Being unable to save any of his comrades during his duel with Vector as a human.]] * WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Due to the fact that Astral World seeks Barian World's destruction, Shark chooses to lead the battle against them in order to protect his men who live on as part of Barian's World.]] !!Merag (Marin) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zexalmarin_3502.jpg]] ->Voiced by [[spoiler:Creator/MegumiHan]] (JP) The second of the two missing Barian Emperors As with Nasch, they vanished some time ago, and Vector speculates they are in the human world. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. She is the owner of No. 103: Ragna Zero, and [=CNo.=] 103: Ragna Infinity, the Funerary Sub-Zero Maiden. For tropes applicable to her human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rio Kamishiro ---- * CuteMonsterGirl * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrificed herself to free Abyss Splash from Vector's control. Subverted later on, turns out that Don Thousand brainwashed her to do it.]] * ShouldersOfDoom * SmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:The only female amongst the Barians so far. Also true for her Over-Hundred Number.]] * WomanInWhite !!Don Thousand [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zero-raws_yu-gi-oh_zexal_ii_-_136_tx_1280x720_x264_aac_mp42014-01-13-08h02m21s230_5324.png]] ->Voiced by: Haruhiko Jo (JP), MitsuruMiyamoto (JP, [[spoiler:True form]]) The "God of the Barian World". Vector revives him in episode 99, after which Don Thousand merges with Vector. ---- * AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler:His goal is to merge Barian World and Earth together to make it powerful enough to destroy Astral World. And he succeeds in the merging part.]] * [[BiggerBad Bigger Bigger BIGGER Bad]]: The man behind the entire Barian World, and thus likely this show's answer to [[Manga/YuGiOh Zorc Necrophades]], [[Anime/YuGiOhGX the Light of Ruin]], and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Z-one]]. * BishonenLine:[[spoiler:After absorbing Vector, he turns into his true form, which resembles that of Eliphas crossed with Number 96 (which both make sense).]] * ChaosIsEvil: [[spoiler:To serve as a extreme Chaos counterpart to Astral World's extreme [[LightIsNotGood Order]].]] * TheCorrupter: His power, though it can heal other Barians, makes them susceptible to his influence, making them more malicious immediately, and allowing him to remove their free will. ** [[spoiler:In general, he is this to the Barians as a whole, as he was the one who set up the circumstances for their revivals in the first place.]] * CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:Since he has no clue where on Earth the Numeron Code is, he solves the problem by simply merging the Barian World with Earth to harness its power.]] * EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Eliphas, kinda. They're both extreme and villains who represent the worst of their alignment.]] * EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler:He created a million and {{Four|IsDeath}} Fake Numbers to serve as TheVirus. Besides the ones the Fearsome Four used, there is also an EvilCounterpart of Illuminknight]] * EvilMentor[=/=]TreacherousAdvisor: Vector absorbed him and draws power from him, but make no mistake, Don Thousand can kill him anytime he wants, and Vector is dancing to ''his'' tune. * {{Expy}}: Because of his role in the story, he might be this to [[{{Anime/YuGiOh}} Zorc Necrophades]]. Design-wise he looks quite similar to {{Mazinkaiser}}. * EyesDoNotBelongThere: He has one big eye in the middle of his waist. * GodOfEvil: God of Chaos. * HeWhoMustNotBeSeen[=/=]ShadowDiscretionShot: Has so far only been shown in shadow. You can ''kind'' of make him out in the opening, but only just. ** Then we finally see his full, unshadowed appearence in [[spoiler:Episode 129.]] ** [[spoiler:Despite this, there was still a shadowed form in the openings which appeared to be his first form, but now seems to be his true form.]] * LargeAndInCharge: He's clearly the largest resident of the Barian World, twice as tall as even Girag. [[spoiler:Gets far bigger after Vector is defeated by Nasch.]] * ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:Used with LaserGuidedAmnesia to help reincarnate the Barians.]] * RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In his true form, his hair is extremely long.]] * RedEyesTakeWarning ** [[spoiler:True form instead has MismatchedEyes - one red, one blue.]] * StoryBreakerPower: In true Yugioh villain fashion, Don Thousand's deck is utterly ridiculous. [[spoiler:One trap let him force his opponent (Mizael, no less) to OTK ''himself'', and another negated Utopia's summon and replaced it with Ganbara Knight with its effect negated. How did he use these? He activated them from his deck using a field spell he can play in your draw phase. Said field spell also allow him to use the effects of his Numeron Xyz monsters without having to detach Xyz materials. And his Ace Monster, Number C1000: Numerronius the Divine Giant, has 10,000 attack power, and powerful effects. To be slightly fair though, his Field Spell can only be used once per turn and requires him to have no other cards out. Plus, it was bad luck that Mizar had a card to OTK himself.]] ** [[spoiler:His Ace Monster with 10,000 ATK? It's got an upgraded form called Number [=CI1000=]: Numerronius Numerronia with ''100,000'' ATK! And one hell of an effect - a Catch 22: either you are forced to attack it and take massive damage, or, if you can't, lose.]] * SpikesOfVillainy * WingedHumanoid !!Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fearsomefourintro_272.jpg]] Comprised of Semimaru, Kurage, Mosquito Ninja and lead by Mr. Heartland, assigned by Vector to steal the Numbers now that Astral has died as well as eliminate Yuma, Shark and Kaito. These four serve their master, Vector, with absolute loyalty. All four have a great distaste for humans, seeing themselves as superior lifeforms. ---- * AnimalMotifs: Cicada for Semimaru, jellyfish for Kurage, mosquito for Mosquito Ninja and fly for Mr. Heartland. * BigCreepyCrawlies: All of them are based on one, [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers save for Kurage, who is a jellyfish man.]] * FourIsDeath: Kurage, made explicit by his ace being Number 4 [[spoiler:and him being revealed to be responsible for the car crash that killed Shark and Rio's parents]]. The group as a whole are also this to a lesser extent. * OneWingedAngel: They transform into monstrous forms to duel. %% The following entry has been commented out for being a Zero Context Example. Do not uncomment it without explaining how they fit one or both of the tropes. %% * QuirkyMinibossSquad[=/=]EliteMooks * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: How all of them are taken out. Yuma and III finish off the duel against Semimaru by combining the use of Atlantal's effect and a few Spell Cards they deal an attack with over 20000 ATK. Shark and IV take out Kurage using Abyss Splash at 9600 ATK (justified, as they needed to take his Life Points out in one go to prevent his endless loop of jellyfish monsters.) And then Kaito and V take down Mosquito Ninja with Kaito's 12000 ATK Galaxy-Eyes, back with a vengance. * TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: While most villains try it, the Fearsome Four take it to a new level. Semimaru, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja all start their duels by taking half their opponents life points and adding it to theirs, just because. On top of that, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja handicap their opponents with poison and hallucinations respectively, while Semimaru simply discards a Battle Royal rule he doesn't like (not that he takes advantage of discarding that rule...) Thus far, however, all three who have dueled [[CheatersNeverProsper have lost anyway.]] ** Semimaru actually did take advantage of it - because he wanted ''Yuma and Trey'' to attack him as soon as possible. Though aside from that, and the whole life points thing, he dueled reasonably fairly (for this lot, anyway). ** And then we have Heartland's Barian field which only damages the opponent. Otherwise, Kite may well have still been able to win. * XanatosGambit: Their modus operandi. If they win their duels against their respective targets, they will obtain the Numbers of said targets. If they lose, and lose their Numbers to those targets, then it's no big lost to them, because their Numbers are merely four out of over a million fakes manufactured by Don Thousand. Additionally, those fakes would react negatively within their targets' decks when the Dimension Fusing devices are activated, weakening the targets. The fakes also serve as a means by which the Barians can track the heroes. Either way, it's a win-win situation for them. [[spoiler:After the loses of the others, Mr. Heartland exploits the latter situation to his advantage when challenging Kaito, as the fake Number in Kaito's deck weakens him to the point where he is unable to finish the duel.]] !!Mr. Heartland * ''See Dr. Faker Faction for more details.'' !!Semimaru (Erazor) * AdjustingYourGlasses: By the bridge. * BigCreepyCrawlies: His true form is a giant humanoid cicada. his number also qualify. * LaserGuidedAmnesia: Semimaru can suck people's memories. !!Kurage * MakingASplash: A water duelist and one of the reasons he wants Shark to call him sempai. * PoisonousPerson[=/=]PoisonIsEvil: Kurage can inject his victims with poison. * SempaiKohai: Kurage insists that everyone call him "sempai". He wants Shark to call him it because he is older and considers himself the best Water duelist. In reverse, he also calls Shark ''kohai''. * SmallNameBigEgo: Kurage calls himself the best Water duelist. He chose to go after Shark because he also uses Water monsters. He even expects Heartland to call him sempai. !!Mosquito Ninja * BigBadWannabe: Well, not quite, but the only reason that he even gave Kaito and V any trouble was due to cheating beforehand, and as soon as Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, he gets flattened. * BigCreepyCrawlies: Played straight for his true form, but interestingly subverted for his Number. It is certainly a creepy crawly, but it is most certainly ''not'' big - it's barely visible, being possibly the smallest monster seen in any ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series. [[spoiler:DoublySubverted when Mosquito Ninja makes the Number gain more attack, growing it into gigantic size.]] * NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a Barian that is also a ninja whose true form is a mosquito. * VerbalTic: "Ka". * VillainousBreakdown: After Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, Mosquito Ninja loses it more and more. And with good reason. [[/folder]] [[folder:Other]] !!Rokujuro (Roku) ->Voiced by: Shoichiro Akaboshi (JP), Mick Lauer (EN) The caretaker of the Duel Lodge and a personal friend of Yuma's grandmother, he lives all alone in the mountains with his pupil, Yamikawa. How he manages to survive so long is anyone's guess. Grandma Haru periodically sends supplies to him via her grandson, Yuma. He uses a lot of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' era cards such as the Poker Knights archetype as well as the classic Mirror Force. ---- * BigEater: Yuma's grandmother at first sent him to his monastery with a bag of supplies almost as big as Yuma was, which Rokujuo apparently ate in one sitting. * OldMaster: Serves as Yuma's grandfather figure. * MiniatureSeniorCitizens * {{Ninja}} !!Door of Destiny ->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP) The Demonic door that only appears in Yuma's dreams. It warns Yuma of future dangers and gives him new powers in order to fight them, but all this help has a price to pay... ---- * EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Its not until the end of the series that we find out what it is. * ShoutOut: Of Pandora's Box. !!No. 96: Black Mist (Number 96: Dark Mist) [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darkmist_6306.png]] ->Voiced by: MiyuIrino (JP), MarcThompson (EN) A physical manifestation of the card with the same name. Tries to get Astral to become evil as he claims that Astral wants the same thing all numbers want: destruction. As of episode 101, he became the owner of No. 65: Adjudicutting Devil - Judge Buster. In the following episode, he upgraded it into [=CNo.=] 65: Adjudicutting King - Judge Devil, and he himself was Ranked-Up into [=CNo.=] 96: Black Storm. In episode 110, he swiped No. 69: God Medallion - Coat of Arms and No. 92: Fake-Body God Dragon - Heart-eartH Dragon. And then ranked them up into [=CNo.=] 69: Death Medallion - Chaos of Arms, and [=CNo.=] 92: Fake-Body Void Dragon - Heart-eartH Chaos Dragon. Actually a fragment of power from Don Thousand, which was why he was different from the other Numbers. ---- * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Goes mad with power in episode 110 and declares himself to be a god.]] * AllYourPowersCombined: Can absorb the powers of the other number cards to make himself more powerful. * TheAssimilator: His field spell, Chaos Field, allows him to take Yuma's Numbers [[spoiler:and Rank them up into Chaos Numbers at will.]] * AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Slips into this territory in episode 110.]] * BadassBoast: It originally claimed to be "the most powerful Number". And it is, just not from a card effect angle. It has more direct control over things than any other Number though. * CorruptPolitician: Not technically, but after escaping from the Emperor's Key up to the point where it allies himself with Vector, he uses such a man as a host; whether the Congressman was corrupt even without it's evil influence isn't known. * DarkIsEvil: Oh, yeah. * DemonicPossession: He takes over Astral's body in his first appearance. He retains this form every time afterwards. Also, after Astral undid the seal on him in Zexal II, he escaped to the human world and uses a human host. * EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Black Storm.]] * EnemyMine: Briefly calls a truce with Yuma and Astral to fight the Shadow Giant, a demonic creature sent by the Door to test Yuma. * EvilCounterpart: Becomes one to Astral. They even have the same VA in both the Japanese and English versions. * {{Expy}}: of Dark Bakura. It's impossible to '''not''' see the similarities. * EyesDoNotBelongThere[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:In chaos form, he has a big red eye on his abdomen. Also, a common trait with his ace card, No. 96: Black Mist and Black Storm. The former has eyes around his shoulders. The latter has eyes on his hind legs.]] * HannibalLecture: Pulls one in his first duel with Astral, telling him to abandon Yuma and fight back, trying to convince him that Yuma betrayed him anyway, and the reason he can't absorb Chaos Numbers is because he needs the power that ''he'' has. [[spoiler:While Astral doesn't believe a word of this, he pretends to do so for a few minutes to make Black Mist thinks he's torn.]] * ISurrenderSuckers: This was the most vital part of his first plan (he forced his original holder to lose on purpose to trick Astral into absorbing his card, then waited until Yuma was separated from the Emperor's Key so he could strike. (He didn't count on Tetsuo, however.) * ImprobableWeaponUser: His "Malicevorous" cards in Zexal II wield '''giant kitchen utensils'''. * OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Becomes one in episode 110 - he wants to lay waste to all three worlds.]] * OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:When he ranks up his card self with Barian's Force, he turns into a tall hulking WingedHumanoid with an eye in his abdomen, gaining quite a resemblance to Don Thousand.]] * ObviouslyEvil * PaletteSwap: Appears as a pitch black version of Astral. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In his first duel with Astral, he pulls an even better one than Vector (given that he is actually capable of making good on his threat). The temple places Yuma in a DeathTrap so that a bladed pendulum swings closer to him every time Astral inflicts damage upon Black Mist (in other words, Astral will kill Yuma if he wins, and losing would cause his own death, as the duel is over their Numbers). Fortunately, [[TakeAThirdOption a third option does exist]], but Astral has to get Yuma to figure out how to get to safety by himself, which he does.]] * SlasherSmile: [[http://i.imgur.com/Alfi0gg.png Likes to flash it quite often]]. * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Non-lethal example in his first duel with Astral; rather than lose the duel, he evolves into his Chaos form and uses a Trap that reduces both their LP to zero at once, forcing a draw. (Because Astral neither won nor lost, he survives unscathed.)]] * TentacleRope: Uses his tentacles to tie up both Yuma and Astral on separate occasions. * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In episode 111, when he realizes he's going to lose to Yuma and Astral.]] * VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:In episode 89, when Astral and Yuma were in a tight spot and they needed his card to stretch out a victory.]] * VillainTeamUp: [[spoiler:With Vector.]] * WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:In chaos form.]] * WouldHurtAChild: Tried to impale Tetsuo with tendrils to gain back No. 39: King of Wishes, Hope. [[/folder]] [[folder:Astral World]] The Astral World is Astral's home world, under threat from the attacks of the Barians. In truth, the Astral World and the Barian World were once one realm, but its inhabitants separated the two in an attempt to remove chaos from their world so that they could achieve Rank-Up. However, removing chaos has only led the Astral World to stagnate and decay, with its citizens falling prey to diseases and despair. !!Eliphas http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eliphas_2_1484.png -> My name is Eliphas. The one who seeks this world's dream. ->Voiced by: Kenji Hamada The 'god' of the Astral World, Eliphas was created to protect the Astral World from chaos. By expelling any beings with chaos in themselves, Eliphas hoped to help the Astral World Rank-Up. He sent Astral to destroy the Barian World in order to erase chaos entirely, but he feels Astral has been corrupted and seeks to have him purified of the chaos Yuma has infected him with. Eliphas uses a New Order deck focused around the titular New Order monsters and Double Rank-Ups to summon stronger versions of his Xyz monsters. !!!Tropes: * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:His goal is to have the chosen of Astral World Rank-Up.]] * [[DeathByIrony Defeat by Irony]]: He's obsessed over constantly ranking up, even using a Rank 13 monster as his final ace, but he gets defeated by Hope Roots, a ''Rank 1'' monster. * EgyptianMythology: His motif is very Egyptian, and his New Order monsters are based on Egyptian deities. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Somewhat. After being defeated and seeing that he is no longer the right way for his people leads him to stop his actions, but Astral is still following his original missions to obtain the Numeron Code and destroy Barian World.]] * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He sacrificed himself in place of Astral to destroy the Numeron Field. He also gave Astral a card before that.]] * IncorruptiblePurePureness: A deconstruction, he utterly despises chaos to the point he [[spoiler:sends Astral to destroy the Barian World, and then attempts to execute Astral when he feels he's tainted by chaos. As well as try to destroy Yuma since his mere presence spreads chaos. This is also causing the people of Astral World to become sick since there's no chaos to heal them.]] * KnightTemplar: In the aim of saving Astral World he was willing to allow the Human World to be destroyed, and would have {{Mind Rape}}d Astral in further service of that goal if Yuma hadn't kicked his butt. * LightIsNotGood: Very shiny and light themed, with a goal of Order, but was initially an enemy. * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:He can use Shining Draw whenever he feels like it.]] * NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:He sent Astral to destroy the Barian World, much like Vector using Doctor Faker to try and destroy the Astral World.]] * OrderVersusChaos: [[spoiler:Embodies the Order side of the equation at its worst.]] * SuperPowerLottery: Notwithstanding his ability to draw any card he wants, his Xyz monsters are second only to [[YuGiOh5ds Z-one]] in hax. The highlights are Rank 12 Mahes [[note]]lets him summon all of the monsters used as Mahes' Xyz materials (which due to the way Mahes is summoned, is all of the preceding Xyz monsters Eliphas used.) and reattach them to Mahes at the end of the turn[[/note]] and Rank ''13'' Amun [[note]]For starters it can't be destroyed by battle or card effects. Its base attack is '''5000''' (a distinction shared by only 5 other cards in the entire game) and gains 100 extra attack for each Xyz Material attached to it. When it's summoned, it attaches a number of cards from the top of its opponent's deck as Xyz Materials, equal to the difference in Ranks between it and the opponent's Xyz Monster (Yuma's ace monster being Rank 4 Hope). Not only that, when an Xyz Monster is summoned by the opponent opponent Amun steals ''even more cards'', equal to the difference in ranks between Amun and that monster.[[/note]] * UpToEleven: [[spoiler:[[RuleOfThree Again]]. He uses a RANK THIRTEEN Xyz Monster, New Orders 13: Etheric Amun.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Manga [[Characters/YuGiOhZEXALMangaOnly Manga Only]] !Dr. Faker's Number Hunters !!Captain Corn One of three people experimented on by Dr. Faker, Captain Corn once sailed the seven seas as a piece of corn a pirate dropped in his past life. Now he serves as one of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunters and works as an entertainer at the Heartland Fairgrounds. He owned No. 50: Black Corn. ---- * ArtificialHuman: He's a kernel of corn given human form %% * AnthropomorphicFood * AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Imagine a pirate made of corn. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: Explodes into popcorn upon defeat and is eaten by Yuma and friends. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Corn, obviously. He uses a Corn deck. Which leads us to... ** DeathByIrony !!Thunder Spark An artificial human created from electrons, Thunder Spark served as one of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunters. He, Captain Corn & Princess Cologne served as Guardians of the Theme Park. He used No. 91: Thunder Spark Dragon in his riding duels. ---- %% * ArtificialHuman * BadassFamily: His archetype (''Hunder'') is comprised of a father, a mother, a son and a daughter. * CoolBike: His Speed Loader Theme Park attraction. * HarmfulToTouch: Due to his power, nobody could touch him without being slightly electrocuted. ** IJustWantToHaveFriends ** GoOutWithASmile: Finally got his wish when Yuma offers his hand before he turned back to electrons. %% * HenshinHero %% * NoMouth %% * OurHomunculiAreDifferent !!Princess Cologne Cologne was once the favorite doll of a rich girl. However, as children are wont to do, she became forgotten the moment the child got a new toy. Dr. Faker picked her up and experimented on her, giving her life. Since then she has guarded Heartland City's theme park along with her two partners. Adopted by Yuma in the end. Was the holder of No. 22: Fran Ken. ---- * ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The three reasons why she duels with Yuma: because she's a Numbers Hunter, because Dr. Faker ordered so, and because Kotori and Cathy stole her clothes. * CreepyDoll ** [[LivingToys Living Toy]]: Courtesy of Grandpa Demetto. *** Who is a ShoutOut to [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinocchio]]. %% * ElegantGothicLolita * GrayRainOfDepression: After she was thrown away. * ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Technically. Cathy "abandoned" her when she outgrew her doll phase.]] %% * RapunzelHair !!Eviluder The fourth Numbers Hunter sent to attack Yuma. His deck has a deep-space theme and owns No. 42: Starship Galaxy Tomahawk !!Kyoji Yagumo The fifth Numbers Hunter to appear to Yuma, Eviluder's commanding officer and also the commander of Dr. Faker's Numbers Hunter army. In the manga, he takes the place of IV for making Shark fall from grace; he tried to steal the deck of a renowned duelist and fails, except Shark takes the blame for him. He owns No. 70: Deadly Sin, No. 21: Frozen Lady Justice, No. 14: Greedy Sarameya, No. 23: Spirit Knight of the Underworld - Lancelot and 4 other Numbers. He was the former owner of No. 28: Titanic Moth before giving it to Haruto and the former owner of No: 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon before giving it to Kaito. ---- * AnimalMotifs: Spiders ** ArcNumber: 8, in companion to his Spiders theme. The total amount of Numbers he has are 8 * LuckySeven: All his known numbers (14, 21, and 70) are divisible by 7. * TheMagicPokerEquation: [[spoiler:Averted like with power of ZEXAL: Usually, Number Cards are blank and take their definitive forms when the "victim" touches one, based on that person's secret desires, and takes over them, making their desires uncontrollable. For Kyoji, it is different: the Numbers he possess are all blank, and only take form whenever he summons them during a duel, and their effects become just what he needs in order to get out of a tight spot. According to him, it is because his one and only desire is "a wish as insubstantial as a single spider's web drifting on the wind". See StrawNihilist below for more info.]] * SiblingYinYang: Although they are not siblings, he is the Light to Shark's shadow. * [[spoiler:StrawNihilist: Kyoji's true colors are revealed to Mr. Heartland at the end of their duel. He knows all about Mr. Heartland's heinous crimes, but he considers the true sin committed by Heartland stopping the attacks on the Astral World to protect Earth, which will be destroyed in the process. According to him, the world deserves destruction, and existence is meaningless.]] * UnhandThemVillain: In Rank 26, when Yuma asks him to let Haruto go while they're both standing at the top of a tall building. You get no points for guessing what he does next (though he does give the mercy of holding Haruto up by a thread rather than outright dropping him). !!Hishakaku Another Numbers Hunter in service to Kyoji. Owns No. 72: Line Monster Chariot's Rook. ---- * AnimeHair * MeaningfulName: "Hisha" is the Japanese "rook" piece of Shogi while "Kaku" is "bishop", reflecting Hishakaku's appreciation for {{Shogi}}. * TakingYouWithMe: After being defeated by Kaito, Hishakaku activates a bomb that causes the arena they were dueling on to explode. !!Shadow The Third Numbers Hunter that serves Kyoji Yagumo. Was the holder of No. 13: Cain's Devil, No. 31: Abel's Devil, and No. 48: Shadow Lich. ---- * CainAndAbel: His numbers are named after them. * GrimReaper: Shadow Lich's appearance. * ILetYouWin: Lost to both Kaito and Shark on purpose. * SinisterScythe: Shadow Lich has one. !Others !!Luna [[quoteright:158:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YZ04-PromoJP_1399.jpg]] Luna is a mysterious Numbers Hunter who opposes Dr. Faker. She has the ability to negate Kaito's photon abilities and gave No. 47: Nightmare Shark to Ryoga. ---- * DetachedSleeves * TheHunter * MysteriousWaif * ZettaiRyouiki [[/folder]][[/index]] ----
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* YearsTooEarly: Said to his first opponent on the Duel Coaster.

** DealWithTheDevil: Plays the "devil" role to Faker.
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** DealWithTheDevil: Plays the "devil" role to Faker.Faker, while Don Thousand plays it to him.

* TerribleArtist: Just look at his attempt to draw manga-style characters.
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* TerribleArtist: Just look at his His attempt to draw manga-style characters. characters are quite bad and even his brainwashed minion struggles with not telling him so.

* BiTheWay: He claims that "if an angel were to descend" in front of him, he'd allow himself to be distracted by love. His "angels" have so far been Kotori and Yuma.
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* BiTheWay: He claims that "if an angel were to descend" in front of him, he'd allow himself to be distracted by love. His "angels" have so far been were Kotori and Yuma.

* TheDreaded: Becomes this to Yuma after their duel.
12th Jun '14 9:34:34 AM GavynSykes
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Uh, that wasn't the first time. Heraldry Crest didn't destory it by battle, but that was only due to a card effect. Neo Galaxy-Eyes was still "defeated".
* WorfEffect: Both him and Galaxy-Eyes in the second and third arcs, though they get some of it back in the next two. [[spoiler:Neo-Galaxy Eyes gets this in the sixth arc, when it is defeated in battle for the first time by Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. And just in time for Kite's new ace...]]
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* WorfEffect: Both him and Galaxy-Eyes in the second and third arcs, though they get some of it back in the next two. [[spoiler:Neo-Galaxy Eyes gets this in the sixth arc, when it is defeated in battle for the first time by Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. And just in time for Kite's new ace...]]
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The first Barian Lord to appear on Earth, he brainwashes various characters using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card, which allows them to summon Chaos Xyz monsters. He's quite physically powerful, but doesn't strategise particularly well, which leads to the defeat of his various minions. Holds No. 58: Flame Pressure Demon - Burner Visor, No. 106: Huge Rock Palm, Giant Hand and [=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red. He was known as Kiraku Souhachi and was a great warrior, known for being wise and benevolent, often sharing the spoils of his conquests with the populace. He befriended a tanuki, Ponta, while on the battlefield one day. Ponta became his body double. Much of his legend was Ponta's doing. As his body double, Ponta won many conquests. Eventually, he and Kiraku parted ways in order to protect Ponta and Kiraku was killed in a battle.
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The first Barian Lord Emperor to appear on Earth, he brainwashes various characters using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card, which allows them to summon Chaos Xyz monsters. He's quite physically powerful, but doesn't strategise particularly well, which leads to the defeat of his various minions. Holds No. 58: Flame Pressure Demon - Burner Visor, No. 106: Huge Rock Palm, Giant Hand and [=CNo.=] 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red. He In his past life, he was known as Kiraku Souhachi and was a great warrior, known for being wise and benevolent, often sharing the spoils of his conquests with the populace. He befriended a tanuki, Ponta, while on the battlefield one day. Ponta became his body double. Much of his legend was Ponta's doing. As his body double, Ponta won many conquests. Eventually, he and Kiraku parted ways in order to protect Ponta and Kiraku was killed in a battle.

* TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler:Both Yuma and Ponta fall for the story he gives after Ponta steals his body, which turns out to be a big mistake. (See ILied, above.)]]
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* TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler:Both Yuma and Ponta fall for the story he gives after Ponta steals his body, which turns out to be a big mistake. (See ILied, above.)]]ILied)]]

* RevengeBeforeReason: He's so enraged when Alito is beaten up by Rei, he disobeys Mizael and goes gunning for revenge, and when Yuma defends him, thinking Rei is an amateur, Gilag actually challenges both of them at once, using cards that [[CastFromHitpoints are as dangerous to him as the are to his opponents]]. This proves a mistake, as Rei is ''much'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity better than anyone assumed.]] [[spoiler:In fact, we later learn he's downright deadly and capable of murder; [[EvilAllAlong he's actually Vector in disguise]].]]
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* RevengeBeforeReason: He's so enraged when Alito is beaten up by Rei, he disobeys Mizael and goes gunning for revenge, and when Yuma defends him, thinking Rei is an amateur, Gilag Girag actually challenges both of them at once, using cards that [[CastFromHitpoints are as dangerous to him as the are to his opponents]]. This proves a mistake, as Rei is ''much'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity better than anyone assumed.]] [[spoiler:In fact, we later learn he's downright deadly and capable of murder; [[EvilAllAlong he's actually Vector in disguise]].]]

The second Barian Lord to appear on Earth after Girag, Alito believes that Girag's lack of progress makes him unsuitable to represent the Barians on Earth; however, shortly after arriving, Alito proceeds to fall in love with Kotori, distracting him from the Barian mission as well. Holds No. 80: Madquipped Supreme King - Rhapsody in Berserk, [=CNo.=] 80: Exequipped Supreme King - Requiem in Berserk, No. 105: Burning Knuckler Cestus the Meteor, and [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.
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The second Barian Lord Emperor to appear on Earth after Girag, Earth, Alito believes that Girag's lack of progress makes him unsuitable to represent the Barians on Earth; however, shortly after arriving, Alito proceeds to fall in love with Kotori, distracting him from the Barian mission as well. Holds No. 80: Madquipped Supreme King - Rhapsody in Berserk, [=CNo.=] 80: Exequipped Supreme King - Requiem in Berserk, No. 105: Burning Knuckler Cestus the Meteor, and [=CNo.=] 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.

* BloodKnight: A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys the most is clashing in a passionate and Exciting duel with a WorthyOpponent. He even sabotaged Gilag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope LetsFightLikeGentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!" ** [[spoiler:It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, He fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.]]
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* BloodKnight: A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys the most is clashing in a passionate and Exciting duel with a WorthyOpponent. He even sabotaged Gilag's Girag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope LetsFightLikeGentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!" ** [[spoiler:It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, He he fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.]]

* BloodKnight: A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys OOCIsSeriousBusiness: His behavior after being revived surprises Yuma. He actually plays defensively in the most is clashing in tag duel. In the later one-on-one duel, he instead goes for a passionate OTK strategy. Neither fits his HotBlooded personality and Exciting duel with a WorthyOpponent. He even sabotaged Gilag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope LetsFightLikeGentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!" ** [[spoiler:It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, He fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.]]way he had previously dueled using Counter Trap Cards.

* HiddenDepths: His comments when examining Alito's injured body were extremely insulting, but the look on his face suggested he cared much more than that.
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* HiddenDepths: His comments when examining Alito's injured body were extremely insulting, but the look on his face suggested he cared much more than that. He later proves this when Vector taunts that Alito and Girag might not wake up and has to be stopped from physically assaulting Vector by Durbe.

* [[BiggerBad Even Bigger Bad]]: Was the highest-ranking Barian Lord, until Vector's reappearance and the return of [[spoiler:their god, Don Thousand]] robbed him of this status. [[spoiler:Him turning Shark back into Nasch also counts, since Nasch was their original leader]]
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* [[BiggerBad Even Bigger Bad]]: Was the highest-ranking Barian Lord, Emperor, until Vector's reappearance and the return of [[spoiler:their god, Don Thousand]] robbed him of this status. [[spoiler:Him turning Shark back into Nasch also counts, since Nasch was their original leader]]

One of two Barian Lords said to be missing. According to Vector, they just disappeared some time ago, and he speculates they are in the human world. The one image of Nasch shown featured him sat on a throne, and his silhouette resembled Shark's. At one point, Durbe used his name while he was trapped in the human world. Stated by Durbe to have been the leader of the seven when he was around. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. He is the owner of No. 101: Silent Honor's Ark Knight, and by extension, [=CNo.=] 101: Silent Honor's Dark Knight.
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One of two Barian Lords Emperors said to be missing. According to Vector, they just disappeared some time ago, and he speculates they are in the human world. The one image of Nasch shown featured him sat on a throne, and his silhouette resembled Shark's. At one point, Durbe used his name while he was trapped in the human world. Stated by Durbe to have been the leader of the seven when he was around. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. He is the owner of No. 101: Silent Honor's Ark Knight, and by extension, [=CNo.=] 101: Silent Honor's Dark Knight.

The second of the two missing Barian Lords. As with Nasch, they vanished some time ago, and Vector speculates they are in the human world. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. She is the owner of No. 103: Ragna Zero, and [=CNo.=] 103: Ragna Infinity, the Funerary Sub-Zero Maiden.
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The second of the two missing Barian Lords. Emperors As with Nasch, they vanished some time ago, and Vector speculates they are in the human world. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. She is the owner of No. 103: Ragna Zero, and [=CNo.=] 103: Ragna Infinity, the Funerary Sub-Zero Maiden.

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrificed herself to free Abyss Splash from Vectors control. Subverted later on, turns out that Don Thousand brainwashed her to do it.]]
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrificed herself to free Abyss Splash from Vectors Vector's control. Subverted later on, turns out that Don Thousand brainwashed her to do it.]]
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!!Seven Barian Lords (Seven Barian Emperors) The Seven Barian Lords are the leaders of the Barian world, and are its greatest warriors and generals. The Barian world is an alien realm at war with the Astral world, but due to both being [[EnergyBeings energy worlds]] they have taken to using brainwashed [[{{Mook}} mooks]] in the human world to further the destruction of the Astral world. In truth, they were once humans. Each of the Legendary Numbers so far is related to one of them due to them being near the areas where Astral sealed the numbers away. They were reincarnated into Barians by Don Thousand because of this. The Barian World itself used to be one with the Astral World, but was separated from it when the Astrals attempted to expel chaos from their world in order to Rank-Up.
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!!Seven Barian Lords (Seven Barian Emperors) Emperors The Seven Barian Lords Emperors are the leaders of the Barian world, and are its greatest warriors and generals. The Barian world is an alien realm at war with the Astral world, but due to both being [[EnergyBeings energy worlds]] they have taken to using brainwashed [[{{Mook}} mooks]] in the human world to further the destruction of the Astral world. In truth, they were once humans. Each of the Legendary Numbers so far is related to one of them due to them being near the areas where Astral sealed the numbers away. They were reincarnated into Barians by Don Thousand because of this. The Barian World itself used to be one with the Astral World, but was separated from it when the Astrals attempted to expel chaos from their world in order to Rank-Up.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: None of the Barians (excluding Vector) have actually performed any evil deeds. * BlackCloak: While they do wear cloaks, none of them are black.

** Nasch: Red and Purple
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** Nasch: Red and PurpleBlue

* EvenEvilHasStandards: None of the other Barians like Vector. Alito was contemptuous when Vector failed the first time.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: None of the other Barians like Vector. Alito was contemptuous when Vector failed the first time.

* [[MaskOfPower Masks of Power]]: The two Barians that don't are ranked higher than all else. ** Averted. What appear to be masks are actually their faces.
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* [[MaskOfPower Masks of Power]]: The two Barians that don't are ranked higher than all else. ** Averted. What They appear to be masks are actually have these at first glance, but it simply what their faces.faces look like.

* NoMouth: In their original forms.
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* NoMouth: In their original Barian forms.

* PastLifeMemories: [[spoiler:Each of the Barian lords recalls their past human lives when they encounter their respective ruins.]]
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* PastLifeMemories: [[spoiler:Each of the Barian lords Empoeros recalls their past human lives when they encounter their respective ruins.]]

The first being from the Barian World, Vector is the true instigator of the plot and the reason behind all of Dr. Faker's villainous actions. Everything from setting up Kazuma and Arclight for a fall to the collection of the Numbers was done on this being's behalf, as he promised Faker a cure for Haruto's illness. Was the holder of No. 66: Supreme-Key Beetle - Master Key Beetle and is the holder of [=CNo.=] 5: Perishing-Gloom Dragon - Chaos Chimera Dragon, No. 43: Soul Puppeteering Demon - Soul Marionetter, [=CNo.=] 43: Soul-Puppeteering Demon God - Chaos Marionetter, No. 104: Masquerade Magician - Shining, and [=CNo.=] 104: Masquerade Magician - Umbral.
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The first being from the Barian World, Vector is the true instigator of the plot and the reason behind all of Dr. Faker's Faker and Tron's villainous actions. Everything from setting up Kazuma and Arclight for a fall to the collection of the Numbers was done on this being's behalf, as he promised Faker a cure for Haruto's illness. Was the holder of No. 66: Supreme-Key Beetle - Master Key Beetle and is the holder of [=CNo.=] 5: Perishing-Gloom Dragon - Chaos Chimera Dragon, No. 43: Soul Puppeteering Demon - Soul Marionetter, [=CNo.=] 43: Soul-Puppeteering Demon God - Chaos Marionetter, No. 104: Masquerade Magician - Shining, and [=CNo.=] 104: Masquerade Magician - Umbral.

* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He pulls this off [[MomentOfAwesome epically]] against Yuma and his friends. Using the guise of Rei Shingetsu, he was able to get Yuma and co. into the Barian World where he'd have a home field advantage, manipulate the construction of Yuma's deck by causing him to include Barian's cards into it, throw Yuma completely off balance (thus making his dueling sloppier) and drive a stake in between Yuma and Astral by forcing Yuma to withhold information from Astral, all at the same time, while using ThePowerOfFriendship against him.]]
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He pulls this off [[MomentOfAwesome epically]] against Yuma and his friends. Using the guise of Rei Shingetsu, he was able to get Yuma and co. into the Barian World afield where he'd have a home field an advantage, manipulate the construction of Yuma's deck by causing him to include Barian's cards into it, throw Yuma completely off balance (thus making his dueling sloppier) and drive a stake in between Yuma and Astral by forcing Yuma to withhold information from Astral, all at the same time, while using ThePowerOfFriendship against him.]]

* BiggerBad: Of the first series, and maybe is shaping up to be it for the second as well.
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* BiggerBad: Of the first series, and maybe is shaping up to be it for the second as well.ZEXAL I.

* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Plans on doing this to Girag and Alito once they are fully healed.]]
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* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Plans on doing Does this to Girag and Alito once they are fully healed.]]healed. Also uses Barian's Force to do this to Umimi.

** Also in Episode 110, where he finds the Barian World is being attacked and it technically is all HIS fault. [[spoiler:To elaborate, the attack is from Black Mist, who has become a god somehow after becoming a Chaos Number.]]
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** Also in Episode 110, where he finds the Barian World is being attacked and it technically is all HIS fault. [[spoiler:To elaborate, the attack is from Black Mist, who has become a god somehow god-like entity after becoming a mastering Chaos Number.]]- which Vector gave him.

* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Another trick he pulls in his first duel with Yuma after TheReveal. When a black hole that appears above Sargasso threatens to consume his airship with Yuma's friends inside it, Vector offers to save them if Yuma gives him all his Numbers - of course, Astral will die if he does that. (Given how much a liar Vector has been up to that point, it is questionable whether he would have done that, or even if he had the ability. Still, the point becomes moot because Katori makes the decision for him, telling him to ignore Vector while she and the others manage to save themselves.)]] ** Not the first time he tried this. [[spoiler:In his original life, he tried it against Nasch, giving him a choice of saving Merag or saving his army. But Mirag [[HeroicSacrifice made the choice for him.]])]]
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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Another trick he pulls in his first duel with Yuma after TheReveal. When a black hole that appears above Sargasso threatens to consume his airship with Yuma's friends inside it, Vector offers to save them if Yuma gives him all his Numbers - of course, Astral will die if he does that. (Given how much a liar Vector has been up to that point, it is questionable whether he would have done that, or even if he had the ability. Still, the point becomes moot because Katori Kotori makes the decision for him, telling him to ignore Vector while she and the others manage to save themselves.)]] ** Not the first time he tried this. [[spoiler:In his original life, he tried it against Nasch, giving him a choice of saving Merag or saving his army. But Mirag Merag [[HeroicSacrifice made the choice for him.]])]]

* TheStarscream: Is currently working behind [[spoiler:Nasch's]] back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself.
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* TheStarscream: Is currently working behind Works behind [[spoiler:Nasch's]] back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself.

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* TheStarscream: Is currently working behind [[spoiler:Nasch's]] back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself.** Thousand eventually pulls this on him.
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Kaito's brother, whose illness can (apparently) can only be cured if Kaito gathers the Numbers monsters.
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Kaito's brother, whose illness can (apparently) can only be cured if Kaito gathers the Numbers monsters.

* ScaryShinyGlasses: Look no futher than [[spoiler:Gauche's flashback in episode 59.]]
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* ScaryShinyGlasses: Look no futher than [[spoiler:Gauche's flashback in In Gauche's flasback from episode 59.]]

* DealWithTheDevil: His deal with the Barians was like this, definitely.
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* DealWithTheDevil: His deal with the Barians was like this, definitely.Barians.

* ObviouslyEvil: Why the hell does Kaito trust the guy called ''Faker''? How many clues does the guy need?! ** It's revealed that Kaito ''doesn't'' really trust Faker at all. Kaito even calls Faker "The Devil" (though that's later implied to be Heartland he's talking about). However, Dr. Faker is still ultimately [[spoiler:Kaito's father]], and Kaito views it as a necessary evil until Haruto gets better.
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* ObviouslyEvil: Why the hell does Kaito trust the guy called ''Faker''? How many clues does the guy need?! ** It's revealed that Kaito ''doesn't'' really trust Faker at all. Kaito even calls Faker "The Devil" (though that's later implied to be Heartland he's talking about). However, Dr. Faker His name is still ultimately [[spoiler:Kaito's father]], and Kaito views it as a necessary evil until Haruto gets better."Faker".

* ObviouslyEvil: Why the hell does Kaito trust the guy called ''Faker''? How many clues does the guy need?! ** It's revealed that Kaito ''doesn't'' really trust Faker at all. Kaito even calls Faker "The Devil" (though that's later implied to be Heartland OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of ZEXAL I. Justified since he's talking about). However, Dr. Faker is still ultimately [[spoiler:Kaito's father]], and Kaito views it as a necessary evil until Haruto gets better.already done his part, there's nothing he do to advance his plan at this point.

* XanatosGambit: While [[spoiler:Kaito's loss against Tron was unexpected and surprised him,]] it still didn't affect his plans. His real goal was [[spoiler:for as many numbers as possible to be collected so that they could be used in the Sphere Field, the arena for the WDC finals which collects their energy for his own use.]]
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* XanatosGambit: While [[spoiler:Kaito's loss against Tron was unexpected and surprised him,]] it still didn't affect his plans. His real goal was [[spoiler:for as many numbers as possible to be collected so that they could be used in the Sphere Field, the arena for the WDC finals which collects their energy for his own use.]] With Tron taking Kaito's Numbers, nothing actually changed.]]

* HotBlooded: He could give [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] a run for his money in this department.
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* HotBlooded: He could give [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Jack Atlas]] a run for his money in this department.department and even uses cards that punish defending, forcing his opponent to meet him on the attack.

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the courtesy of [[spoiler:Alito]].
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the courtesy Courtesy of [[spoiler:Alito]].
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** GenerationXerox: Looks remarkably likes his father.

* MysteriousParent * SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:As Eliphas reveals to Yuma, him coming to Astral World drastically ruined the plans of Astral World and Eliphas, with Kazuma altering Astrals programming and sent him to Yuma.]]
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* MysteriousParent MysteriousParent: The root of many of the events in the series. Lampshaded in a conversation with Astral, when the latter ask "did your plan work out how you intended?". He claims he's not sure himself. * SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:As Eliphas reveals to Yuma, him coming to Astral World drastically ruined the plans of Astral World and Eliphas, with Kazuma altering Astrals Astral's programming and sent sending him to Yuma.]] * ThePowerofFriendship: He is the source of Yuma's kattobingu.

** Tron uses his crest's power to eliminate any trap cards caught in his way during the duel carnival ride (how far this is cheating is debatable as Droite was the one who placed most of them deliberately to stop Tron).
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** Tron uses his crest's power to eliminate any trap cards caught in his way during the duel carnival ride (how Duel Coaster(how far this is cheating is debatable as Droite was the one who placed most of them deliberately to stop Tron).

** lll erased the word "Kattobing" [[spoiler:and killed Astral]] from Yuma's memories, severely diminishing his dueling skills.
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** lll III erased the word "Kattobing" [[spoiler:and killed Astral]] from Yuma's memories, severely diminishing his dueling skills.

** lll erased * TheAtoner: Becomes this in ZEXAL II, where he works to help Yuma off-screen by helping V develop the word "Kattobing" [[spoiler:and killed Astral]] from Yuma's memories, severely diminishing his dueling skills.crest bracelets and later appearing to help stabilize the dimensions so Yuma and Nasch can finish their duel.

* SphereOfDestruction: Can conjure one, but has yet to use it for any functional purpose.
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* SphereOfDestruction: Can conjure one, but has yet to use never used it for any functional purpose.purpose.
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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The first opening theme features him in the same sections as Yuma's main rivals. Despite this, he vanishes after his two episodes are done, and only returns for one episode much later, in a different arc.
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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The first opening theme features him in the same sections as Yuma's main rivals. Despite this, he vanishes after his two episodes are done, He continues to make appearances in the opening and only returns for one episode much later, in a different arc.ending themes due to the character's popularity, but rarely actually shows up.

* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening and ending themes prominently feature her as if she is a main cast member. She appears in only eight episodes, with two of those only being cameos. Overall, she tends to appear once or twice an arc
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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening and ending themes prominently feature her as if she is a main cast member. She appears in only eight episodes, with two of those only being cameos. Overall, she tends to appear once or twice an arcarc.

* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling
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* MySignificanceSenseIsTinglingMySignificanceSenseIsTingling: She can sense Barians arriving on Earth, as well as what really happened in the Numebr ruins.
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The Code is not the dragon. The dragon is the key that unlocks the code
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:His final duel with Mizael has him creating an all new ace monster for himself, ''Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon'', out of just sheer willpower as he's slowly dying due to lack of oxygen on account of the duel being on the moon. Not only does he win, he ends up creating and earning the Numeron Code. Then he promptly dies shortly after, but not before passing on the code to Mizael, whom he admits is the better dragon tamer, showing an AlwaysSomeoneBetter moment.]]
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:His final duel with Mizael has him creating an all new ace monster for himself, ''Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon'', out of just sheer willpower as he's slowly dying due to lack of oxygen on account of the duel being on the moon. Not only does he win, he ends up creating and earning unlocking Number 100 in the process, which is the key to the Numeron Code. Then he promptly dies shortly after, dies, but not before passing on the code to Mizael, whom he admits is the better dragon tamer, showing an AlwaysSomeoneBetter moment.]]
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