Compare/contrast the [[Characters/YuGiOh Character Sheet]] [[Anime/YuGiOh for the source anime]]. '''Only spoilers for Season 4 and some specials will be marked'''.

Unless voice actors are noted to be otherwise, all characters are voiced by Little Kuriboh.


!!Main Characters

!!Yugi Muto

Our protagonist. In the Abridged Series, Yugi shares the most amount of ever-so coveted screen time with Yami. His story plays out pretty much the same as it normally does, except with more card games and snarkiness.
* {{Adorkable}}: At least two people have mistaken him for [[PandaingToTheAudience a baby panda]], including the spirit that possesses him regularly.
* AnimeHair: His hair is noted to be so crazy, he has enough to cover Joey's lack of it when AnimeHair is needed to enter Duelist Kingdom.
* AntiHero: Much less than Yami. He's quite often a jerk, even to his friends, and can be very bitter and cynical at times, but he's really a good guy deep down.
* CatchPhrase: "Super Special Awesome" and "LetMeGetThisStraight..."
* DeadpanSnarker: Not quite as much as other characters, though, but as most characters in this series are intensely snarky, that doesn't say much.
* GenreSavvy: Usually ties in with his role as OnlySaneMan and MetaGuy.
* TheHero: Although he believes the Pharaoh to be the hero, it's really Yugi.
* {{Hipster}}: Briefly parodied.
-->I'm Yugi Moto, and I was playing card games before it was cool.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Acknowledges his role as main character, but sometimes lets it get out of hand; i.e, not allowing anyone more screen time than him.
* KidWithTheLeash: Currently the page quote (for a very good reason).
-->'''Yami Yugi:''' Couldn't I just [[MindRape mind-crush]] him?\\
'''Yugi:''' You can't [[TheAllSolvingHammer fix all your problems]] by mind-crushing people!\\
'''Yami Yugi:''' Oh, come on! Just one little mind-crush, it'll barely hurt him.\\
'''Yugi:''' No! Bad pharaoh! No mind-crush!
* MetaGuy: Starting from halfway through Season 2, he's often the first to complain about plot holes or nonsensical plans. A striking example is when he acknowledges the undertones of the speech delivered by Joey about [[WriterOnBoard how the abridged series has introduced many to the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and he has the fanbase by his side]]:
--> This is so meta.
* MundaneUtility: Uses the Millennium Puzzle as a fashion accessory and visits the Pharaoh's soul room when he gets bored.
* OnlySaneMan: The closest this show can get to one, at least.
* PerverseSexualLust: Occasionally shown to have this for the Dark Magician Girl and sometimes Téa, the latter particularly as he's in love with her but is aware she's not interested in him at all and would prefer Yami.
* SexierAlterEgo: Yami is the TropeNamer. As adorable as Yugi is, Yami is ''sexy''.
* SharingABody: Again, with Yami.
* SmokingIsCool: Averted. [[RealityEnsues He mentions he should quit smoking after running for a relatively short time makes him exhausted]].

!!Yami Victor Yugi, aka "The Pharaoh" [[spoiler: aka "[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]" aka Atem]]

The incredibly FABULOUS alter-ego of our protagonist. Yami is not as heroic as he was in the source material, but at the same time he's just as hammy (if not more so.) He's a bastard who Mind Crushes people for arbitrary reasons, but he's not all bad, considering he's one of the heroes.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Bakura's gaydar has reacted to him, he believes that the Millennium Puzzle is just ''fabulous'', has an obsession with leather pants, and claimed that he was straight if Kaiba's ghost was real. [[spoiler:Turns out the "ghost" was actually a gay clown.]] However, he occasionally shows interest in both genders, including Téa, though in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if she's a girl. And then there's ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', where he is openly attracted to Yusei.
* AmIRight: "Hey, Joey. Watapon! Am I right?" - About one of the cards in Kaiba's lame-ass deck when he takes over the duel with Noah.
** Also:
--> '''Yami:''' Huh, five men in one body, eh? Sounds like a typical day for Mai Valentine. Am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Yug, she's in a coma!]]
--> '''Yami:''' Am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' It's just very inappropriate is all.
--> '''Yami:''' Yes, but am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' ''YUGI!''
--> '''Yami:''' ''JOEY!'' ...Am. I. Right?
* AntiHero: He loves to [[MindRape Mind Crush]] people, when Yugi's friends are in danger his reactions range from indifference to joy, and in Season 0 he's completely AxCrazy. As with everything else in the series though this is subject to RuleOfFunny -- when Noah turns his friends to stone he doesn't care until he petrifies Tristan, which horrifies him. And on several other occasions he shows he does truly care for Yugi, Joey and Téa (Tristan is usually still the ButtMonkey).
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Melvin's "Shiny Obelisk" caught his attention so much that he was willing to [[spoiler: trade the original and Fiend's Sanctuary (both Kaiba's cards) for it.]]
* AxCrazy: In Season 0, he ''loves'' hurting people and revels in violence and chaos.
* {{Bishonen}}: Almost rivals Duke Devlin's levels of narcissism.
--> '''Yami:''' I don't know if you've noticed this, but I am a damn handsome man.
* TheCaligula: His rule as Pharaoh Atem. "Slavemas" is the only word you need.
* CloudCuckoolander: He can lapse into this at times. In episode 61, his kookiness was enough to drive ''[[AxCrazy Melvin]]'' crazy.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: [[invoked]] As fans of the actual series know, his "name" is Yami Yugi, but then that just means "Dark Yugi," as in Yugi's alter-ego. His name is ''not'' Yami in the main continuity, but he was identified as such in the 4Kids dub, creating a ContinuitySnarl when the mystery of his name became a major plot point later in the series. This series just goes with "Yami" and lampshades 4Kids accidentally naming him as such.
-->'''Yami:''' You can call me Yami. \\
'''Yugi:''' I thought your name was Ate-- \\
'''Yami:''' Sh! Don't spoil it now!
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Bakura and Kaiba as the main source of sarcasm.
* DepravedBisexual: Comes off as this, at least in the "What would Yugi do?" video.
--> '''Yami:''' Silence, slave, or do you ''want'' me to yank on your leash again? \\
'''Yugi:''' Ow, not so tight, Pharoah! \\
'''Yami:''' ThatsWhatSheSaid. Or he. I could go either way, really. And that is ''also'' what she said! \\
'''Yugi:''' You're so depraved. \\
'''Yami:''' At least I'm not deprived. Of sex. Like ''you'' will be if you don't pipe down, little man!
* DisproportionateRetribution: He delivers this to Kaiba in Season Zero.
--> Yami: You took my grandfather's card, so I took your bodyguard's kidneys! I believe that's a fair trade.
* GenreSavvy: As with Yugi, it comes hand-in-hand with being the MetaGuy.
* ShesGotLegs: A cross he has to bear, apparently.
--> '''Yami:''' Can I help it [sitting with his legs crossed] if I have such long, womany legs? It's the cross I have to bear, Yugi. You wouldn't know, being so....short and all. Oooohhhh! These long, beautiful legs of mine! Ahhhh!
* HellBentForLeather: He ''loves'' his leather pants.
--> '''Marik''': I'm talking about the power to ''look good in leather!'' \\
'''Yami''': That power belongs to me and me alone! And maybe Music/{{NSYNC}}, but mostly to me!
* TheHero: Yugi's perception is that he's this, since he's the one who does all the dueling and gets more attention and screentime. Actually more like TheLancer.
* HeroicComedicSociopath:
** On Christmas, he sent Marik and his evil Council of Doom a present. [[spoiler: A bomb.]]
** His season zero counterpart is a full blown psycho who just seems to like killing the people who hurt Yugi, making him heroic in the [[NominalHero loosest possible definition.]]
---> '''Yami''': Hey, Kaiba! You took my Grandfather's card, so I took your bodyguards' kidneys. I believe that's a fair trade.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: His season zero counterpart once [[DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu went on a blind date with]] [[{{Satan}} the Devil]]; the Devil said he was too creepy.
* HypocriticalHumor: Does this quite often like in episode 59's intro, he was asked if he played ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and says he doesn't. Cue episode 61 where he asks Melvin if he got that "Shiny" Obelisk from his [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Friend Safari]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As evidenced all over this page, the Pharaoh is a dick. But in the end, he's still a good guy who helps protect Yugi and his friends.
* LargeHam: Obviously, since in the dub, he's '''voiced by [[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]'''.
* LaughingMad: His ''Season Zero'' persona as he's being released by Yugi. He does one hell of an EvilLaugh.
* MetaGuy: Unlike his counterpart, he's been this since day one.
* MindRape: His "Mind Crush" power is this, weaponized.
* MundaneUtility: Yami uses his Millennium Puzzle as a reading light and mood ring.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Episode 58 where he doesn't care about Joey being knocked unconscious by Melvin's Egyptian god card. At the same time, ranting how people in his time didn't bother caring about his death.]]
* NominalHero: At least initially, where he doesn't care about Yugi's friends at all and is more violent and arrogant. Much like his canon counterpart, he's mellowed out over time but is still a jerk to them more than occasionally.
* OhCrap: When Kaiba summons Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon in 14.
--> '''Yami:''' Oh, poopie!
* OhMyGods: As he was an Egyptian pharaoh, sometimes swears at Ra's name. {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Yami:''' Oh, my various gods.
* OlderAlterEgo: To Yugi, though as in the canon his age is hazy.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Hand in hand with CowboyBebopAtHisComputer above; he also goes by simply "The Pharaoh." Or Yami. It goes back and forth.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Aims a string of misogynistic insults at the offscreen, comatose Mai in episode 54, much to Joey's discomfort. "It's funny because she's a woman."
* RealityEnsues: In episode 54, he tells the Big Five how dumb it would be that if they did won the duel, no one at the Kaiba Corporation would take them seriously as they are in the bodies of teenagers.
* SealedEvilInACan: Season Zero mostly, but he has his moments in the main series too.
-->You said it, Yugi! Now burn everything. Burn it to the ground!
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: In Season 0, he's this to Yugi. When he's let out, someone is gonna get Mind Crushed. Possibly several someones.
* UnscrupulousHero: After his CharacterDevelopment.

!![[spoiler:Steve]] Joey Wheeler

Joey serves the same role as he does originally as TheLancer to Yugi and Yami. He's a closet [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] and might also have an attraction to Kaiba, but then again, [[MemeticSexGod who doesn't]]? On the other hand, he's recently admitted his love for Mai Valentine's breasts. He aspires to be a professional duelist, but as Yami and Kaiba constantly remind him, most of his opponents are frauds and/or pathetic, and Joey may be too dumb to be a serious duelist.
* AloofBigBrother: More of a JerkAss Big Brother. He's not a good brother to Serenity in any sense of the word; he spent the prize money meant to pay for her surgery on Duel Monster cards, and then took hers since she's blind anyway.
* BiTheWay: He's attracted to both Kaiba and Mai Valentine, and is attracted to Johnson both when he's disguised as Mai and when he turns back to his actual body.
* BrooklynRage: TropeNamer, but not an example himself, being from Japan.
* BrutalHonesty: What Tristan claims to be having problems with his grade, Joey doesn't accept that like him and Yugi, it's because they've been saving the world, but tells Tristan straight up that it's because he's an idiot.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Brooklyn Rage!!", which didn't catch on ([[AscendedMeme in-universe, anyway.]])
** Must... risk... life... for X!
* CurbstompBattle: Was on the receiving end of this from Kaiba in their "third place duel" where he loses in the first turn. But he manages to deal one out to [[spoiler: ''Yami'']] after the tournament concluded. He finished him with a joke monster to boot.
* TheDitz: He definitely has frequent lapses of intelligence. Compared to Tristan, though...
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: A member. He prefers to keep it hidden from Serenity, but has fully admitted it to his friends.
* HomoeroticDream: He dreamed he was forced to dress up as a dog and obey Kaiba. This isn't the only time.
* HotBlooded: As in the canon, he's boisterous and loud.
* IdiotHero: He's not the most intelligent cast member.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Serenity and sometimes Tristan.
* TheLancer: Yugi's best friend and fellow duelist.
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Delivers one in episode 50 where Joey defends the institution of TheAbridgedSeries.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:After a direct attack from Mega Ultra Chicken that almost kill him]] he recovered at the very end of the next episode, offscreen.
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: He often enjoys it when problems are solved with physical violence instead of children's card games.
* VerbalTic: "Nyeh!" Joey is oblivious to hearing himself saying it.

!![[spoiler:Steve]] Téa Gardner

Téa is incredibly fixated on friendship, and honestly believes it's the ultimate source of power and can right any wrong, God bless her. She can and will make speeches about friendship when provoked, and if she focuses on a single target, well...[[FateWorseThanDeath the less said, the better]]. She is fiercely in love (and lust) with Yami. And/or Yugi. It varies depending on RuleOfFunny.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: She adores Yami and makes no secret of it. He wants nothing to do with her.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: UpToEleven in Season 0. She considers Yami a KnightInShiningArmor... after he [[KillItWithFire burns the criminal]] [[DistressedDamsel holding her hostage]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath to death right in front of her]]. [[StealthPun She insists it was really hot]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a nice girl, but her friendship speeches can brainwash people as potent as any Mind Crush.
* ButtMonkey: While not on the level of Joey and Tristan, she still qualifies, mainly thanks to Yami's mistreatment of her.
* TheChick: The lone female of the group who preaches friendship.
* CrossdressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: Is voiced by Little Kuriboh doing falsetto, and it's pretty obvious it isn't a woman behind the microphone. It's lampshaded by Yugi when Marik speaks through her in his normal voice that "her voice gets less convincing by the minute."
* TheDreaded: Yami really, REALLY does not approve of Téa's flirting, and he isn't afraid to let her know at all.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Lampshaded in episode 49, where the "Jiggle-ometer" (rates the breasts present in the scene) swings between settings depending on the scene shown of her.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She uses ThePowerOfFriendship to MindRape somebody. 'Nuff said.
* InformedFlaw: Lampshaded by Yami while she is dueling Crump as he points out her two previous victories while Yugi insists she's never played Duel Monsters. Because of his lack of faith, she temporarily forgets how to play and this hesitation costs her the duel.
* LoveableSexManiac: "The only one who will be taking my body is Yugi and/or Yami". This despite the fact that she has offered herself to Duke Devlin, declared that she wanted to sleep with Marik, and even tried to seduce Yugi's Grandpa.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Though she also wants to hook up with Yugi at times, it's Yami she ''really'' wants.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Taken UpToEleven in Season Zero.
-->'''Yugi:''' Thanks for standing up for me, Téa.\\
'''Téa:''' That's okay, Yugi. You know I think you're ''really'' cute.\\
'''Yugi:''' Hey, you wanna go out some time?\\
'''Téa:''' I meant as a ''friend'', Yugi.\\
'''Yugi:''' ...Oh, um, okay... sorry.\\
'''Téa:''' But I do love you.\\
'''Yugi:''' ''Really?!''\\
'''Téa:''' ''As a friend,'' Yugi!\\
'''Yugi:''' Oh... Alright.\\
'''Téa:''' Let's have sex later, okay?\\
'''Yugi:''' ...Huh?\\
'''Téa:''' ''AS FRIENDS, Yugi!'' Geez, such a pervert.
* MostFanFicWritersAreGirls: She's noted to be a writer of fanfics, the only cast member to be such.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: A firm believer in it. It's also the Pharaoh's least favorite aspect about her.
--> '''Yami''': *''Mocking Téa''* Oh, Yugi, let's go on a date, and talk about how we're friends, and friendship, and all that stuff! *''Normal voice''* That's what you sound like!
* StraightMan: She ''tries'', but often ends up acting as goofy as the rest of her friends.
* TheTease: Towards Yugi in Season 0.
* YaoiFangirl:
** [[{{Shipping}} Ships]] Literature/HarryPotter characters.
** Hinted at earlier in episode nine:
---> '''Joey''': Man, I had the most unbelievable dream. There were two Yugis, and Bakura was a main character!\\
'''Téa''': I usually enjoy dreams that involve two Yugis, but that one was very disappointing.
** She also mentions having "the weirdest boner" when Yami says "my body Noah! Take it or leave it!"

!!Tristan Timothy Taylor

Tristan is... dumb. ''[[TheDitz Really dumb]]''. It's his entire schtick. However, when he isn't [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} stuck in his own bizarre little world]], he can be surprisingly badass: his voice gives him super strength, after all. His physical body was destroyed/possessed during The Cancelled Series, and he spent most of it as a robotic monkey. His friends thought he died, but in the end he got better. He is desperately in love with Serenity, but is mostly helpless compared to the raw sex appeal of Duke.
* AmbiguouslyBi: He has a crush on Serenity like his source material, but it's also implied he has a thing with Joey and Duke.
* AnimeHair: A single large point going forward.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: According to the trailer of episode 51, he fought in the Vietnam War, gave Mr.T his name (the "T" stands for "Tristan"), and went back in time with [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] and wiped out the dinosaurs.
* ButtMonkey: He's the subject of numerous insults and jabs from every cast member, including his friends.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Holy [[SoundEffectBleep ****]] on a [[SoundEffectBleep ****]] sandwich", later added on by saying "with [[SoundEffectBleep ****]] on top", then [[RuleOfThree a third time]] by finishing it with "And a side helping of [[SoundEffectBleep ****]]". He also said the original line uncensored in episode 48:
--> "Holy [[spoiler: bleep]] on a [[spoiler: bleep]] sandwich!"
** "My voice gives me super strength", he also mentions his voice knowing kung-fu.
** "Burn the Witch!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: ''Big time''. He has two shoulder angels taking the form of disembodied heads named Zack and Cody, he thinks the Axe bodyspray commercials were for actual weapons, and is convinced Duke is a witch because of his dice tricks. Tristan is also prone to just saying completely random and bizarre things without any context or reason.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He can break necks with his mind, and wrestled a dinosaur in Season 3.
* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: He's rife with this being a fan of ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* TheDitz: '''YES'''. Tristan may be one of the dumbest creatures to walk the planet, and he's a {{CloudCuckoolander}} too.
* IdiotHero: He's probably the most heroic member of the main six, being he frequently fights to protect Serenity. He's still as dumb as a doornail.
* JiveTurkey: Temporarily, after being [[OffModel rendered black by an animation error.]]
--> '''Tristan:''' Don't be hatin' on my {{blackface}}, playa!
* MemeticBadass: Parodied InUniverse. As mentioned, he breaks necks with his mind, and he might be the one who wiped out the dinosaurs.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Season 0, Yugi says that not anyone can become his friend...except for Tristan. He's a special case.
* SimpletonVoice: It gives him super strength!
* TheOtherDarrin: [[invoked]] Invoked and mocked. In the canon, his voice actor was changed after Episode 10, and the change was very noticeable. This is parodied with Tristan's voice changing in Episode 8 (the abridged version of Episode 11), but everyone freaks out over it and finds it unfitting. The next episode he changes back to the original voice because it's funnier, and it sticks. Jokes are still occasionally made about the voice change.
* TooDumbToLive: As revealed in episode 61, he ''still has no idea that Yugi actually becomes a different person while he's dueling!''

!!Seto Kaiba

Current president of Kaiba Corporation. Seto is notably pretty much identical to his canon counterpart -- a rich {{Jerkass}} elite duelist. However, his money and arrogance are ''really'' played up. An unashamed selfish egomanic, Kaiba yearns to crush Yugi in a duel, and in the meantime flaunts his money because he can. The mystery of his real father and his true identity is an occasional RunningGag; he may be a robot built in Ancient Egypt. Or was fathered by a robot. It's hard to say.

His most notable contribution to the series is coining the phrase ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney

* AbusiveParents: Inverted: he fired his own parents and moved into an orphanage.
* AffablyEvil: In season 0, he's villainous and violent, but completely cheerful and personable. Yami Yugi lampshades that it's ''weird'' seeing Kaiba act this way, to which Kaiba expresses confusion that Yami Yugi is unhappy that he's being friendly, suggesting it's not FauxAffablyEvil, he's sincerely a nice guy.
-->"Yugi, your friends are simply wonderful! It's a shame they have to die."
* AmusingInjuries: Has had his finger chopped off by a helicopter blade and hopelessly twisted his hand during an especially elaborate gesture. He got better both times.
* AntiHero: Referred to as one by Marik, which is why he's not on the Evil Council of Villains.
* AtomicFBomb: [[ This scene]] is a loud, drawn-out scream of the word.
* BadassBookworm: Even in the abridged universe he's a rich super genius who comes up with, plans, and makes most of his gadgets. As he puts it, "Being a rich nerd has finally paid off!"
* BadassLongcoat: It even talks too! [[spoiler: it's just Mokuba.]]
* BerserkButton: Making fun of his lack of parents. Yami, being Yami, stomps on it during Duelist Kingdom and Battle City.
--> "Say that I'm adopted '''one more time'''. See what happens."
* BigNo: When Yami tries to [[spoiler: trade both his cards for Melvin's (comparatively worthless) "Shiny Obelisk."]]
* BizarroUniverse: Kaiba's green-haired incarnation in Season Zero is... different: a NiceGuy ShelteredAristocrat LoveFreak who [[LonelyRichKid just wants to be friends with Yugi et. co]]. He only acts aggressive when provoked, and [[ThePollyanna thinks Yami's threats of]] MindRape and a FateWorseThanDeath are "neat". He also firmly believes in the PowerOfFriendship, is [[WellDoneSonGuy Mokuba's bitch]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he only plays Duel Monsters for fun.]] Yami is ''[[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels horrified]]''.
* CargoCult: He worships his money.
-->'''Kaiba:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis]] \\
'''Yami:''' Don't you mean "God"? \\
'''Kaiba:''' You worship your thing, I'll worship mine.
* BestialityIsDepraved[=/=]CargoShip:
** In-universe. He has a fetish for dragons, especially the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
-->'''Kaiba:''' ''A Blue-Eyes White Dragon rail train?'' I have the weirdest boner right now.

-->'''Yami:''' Why don't you marry the Blue-Eyes White Dragon if you love it so much? \\
'''Kaiba:''' Believe me, I've looked into it.
** He's also aroused by technological devices.
* CatchPhrase: Played with. "Screw the rules, I have money" is considered his catchphrase, but not counting remakes of the first episode, he only says it twice, and the second time is in a trailer for TheMovie and isn't in the final cut. This is even lampshaded when Ishizu says its his catchphrase, and Kaiba mutters "Haven't said that in years". However, he likes dropping variations of the phrase such as "screw the yules" or "ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules", so he manages to both play the trope straight ''and'' avert it.
--> '''Kaiba:''' Looks like the Rules ... ([[ShoutOut puts on]] [[CSIMiami sunglasses]]) ... Just got Screwed.
* CharacterDevelopment: In episode 48, when Kaiba and Mokuba were shown memories from their pasts, Chibi Kaiba (Kaiba's younger self) claimed to have experienced character development, and that it "tingled".
-->'''Chibi Kaiba:''' From this day forth, I'm going to become a total jerk with a stick up my ass the size of East Texas!
* CharacterExaggeration: A notable instance; compared to the rest of the cast, Kaiba is relatively in-character for his anime counterpart. His sarcasm and arrogance, especially in the dub, gave [=LittleKuriboh=] plenty to work with already. He just plays it up to be a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk rather than the canon's JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
-->"I hope you like heights, Wheeler. Oh, what am I even saying? You were already extremely high when you thought you could win this tournament!"
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He takes over Domino City to host a card game and when someone says that his explaining of the tournament rules is boring he tells them to "[[GetOut Get the hell out of my city!]]"
* CreepyChild: ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Yu-Gi-Oh!: Season 0]]'' episode two portrays him as this, to the point that the theme song for ''Mister Roger's Neighborhood' can sound unsettling. Though he isn't even trying to be creepy; it's just that seeing [[{{Jerkass}} Kaiba]] be nice comes off that way.
-->'''Kaiba''' (creepy monotone): I'm Seto Kaiba! The nicest guy on the face of the planet!
* DeadpanSnarker: He's the main source of sarcasm in the series, though Bakura and Yami are contenders too.
* DontYouDarePityMe: "Are you ''sympathizing'' with me? Well, stop doing that! I hate it."
* TheDragon: To Mokuba in Season Zero.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''he'' was horrified by Gozaburo's decision to spend money on "weapons of mass destruction that'll threaten the stability of world peace".
* FlatEarthAtheist: Parodied to a great extent; even calling himself "the most skeptical person on this show". He's incapable of believing in anyone with more money and power than him, which is why he's skeptical about Yami being a Pharaoh.
* HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation: Does this once while on his own to fill in Mokuba's half of the conversation. He laments that telling Mokuba to shut up isn't the same when he's not there.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Granted, he knows the show ''isn't'' all about him, but he still thinks it ''should'' be. In fact, he makes TheMovie come to a grinding halt just to point out that he's a better character than Yugi/Yami.
-->'''Robot:''' It's all about you, isn't it, Kaiba?\\
'''Seto:''' Well, yeah.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time, just like the canon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: In Episode 60, he viciously denies that he secretly considers the gang his friends, and delivers them each a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to make it clear that when he says he hates them, he ''means'' it.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone except his family calls him Kaiba.
* MadeOfIron: Emerges from the flaming wreckage of a motorcycle crash completely unharmed.
-->"It's a good thing I'm Seto Kaiba, or that might've actually hurt me."
* MadeOfWin: [[ Yes indeed]].
* MemeticBadass: Invoked, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and all-around parodied. "Being Seto Kaiba" is the only justification supplied for how he's able to do some of the things he does.
-->'''Kaiba:''' "Now do you understand why so many people love me even though I'm the biggest dick in this entire show? It's because I'm Seto freaking Kaiba. Accept no substitutes!"

-->'''Kaiba:''' "It's a good thing I'm Seto Kaiba, or that [motorcycle crash] might've actually hurt me."

-->'''Gozaburo:''' "Seto! Where do you get off kicking down my door like that?" \\
'''Kaiba:''' "Actually I didn't kick it, I just looked at it and it opened for me. I'm Seto Kaiba, I can do that sort of thing."
* MemeticSexGod: [[invoked]] As said by Mai, "who ''hasn't'' had dream sex with Kaiba?"
* NominalHero: As in the dub, he occasionally helps the heroes beat the bad guys. However, he still hates them and wants nothing to do with them.
* NotSoDifferent: From Yami. Neither care particularly much about about their brothers, and neither watch or read crap, such as that one Star Wars movie or Twilight. Yugi notes this in Episode 54.
* OfCourseISmoke: "I ''am'' on a drug. It's called '''SETO FREAKIN' KAIBA.'''"
* OneLiner: [[ Delivers one to Ishizu after he wins their duel.]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Based on his own memetastic one liner]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Just after beating Joey in a duel in Battle City, before hearing the friendship speech from them he tells Joey, Duke and Tristan how worthless they are. He mocks Duke for being a pervert with a failed game store, Joey for being stuck in Yami's shadow with no future outside Duel Monsters, and then Tristan for being "the single most worthless being [he's] ever met."
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: If the "Kaiba's Real Father" side story would have been canonical with the main series, he's a robot. However, the person who claims so is an UnreliableNarrator who claims otherwise in another vid.
* ScrewDestiny: "F*ck destiny! I'm Seto Kaiba! I make my own fate!"
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: TropeNamer.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[RuleOfFunny Fired his own parents]]. He also forced Gozaburo Kaiba to adopt him by beating him at chess and then ousted him from power causing him to commit suicide, making him the trope twice.
* SeriousBusiness: TropeNamer. He claims card games are this.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: His goal in Season 1 is to become the main character by defeating Yugi at a card game.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: "Even though there's absolutely no chance of success, I'm going to defy all logic and attack you anyway!"
* UncannyValleyGirl: His Season 0 counterpart. Seeing Kaiba act so pleasant and friendly is ''weird''.
* TheUnfettered: Nothing will stop him or deter him, no matter what.
* TheUnSmile: When he tries to smile, puppies die. The worse the smile, the more deaths he causes.
* VocalEvolution: Inverted. Rather than become filled with more emotion like as the English dub went on, his voice has become even ''raspier'' with time.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's terrified of Exodia when Gozaburo summons him.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Many people think so. According to the [[UnreliableNarrator Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From The Future]], he did back in Ancient Egypt, with "his totally hot dragon girlfriend" (read: Kisara). [[spoiler:But it wasn't any good.]]

!!Supporting Characters


Seto's little brother, who he cares nothing about. He's frequently told to shut up and gets kidnapped a lot, and Kaiba is completely flippant about it at this point. his true father is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Nappa]]. Ghost Nappa, to be precise. [[UnreliableNarrator Probably, but likely not]].

* BewareTheNiceOnes: His idea behind running a company is developing frustrating operating systems that nobody wants to develop for. He would call it [[TakeThat Mokusoft]]
* ButtMonkey: He's to insults and kidnapping as Bakura is to injuries and neglect.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Switched outfits with ''Princess'' Adina because he always wanted to look pretty.
* DistressedDude[=/=]DamselScrappy: In-universe with the latter one, at least. Exploited when he gets treats out of Noah by saying that that's what previous kidnappers did.
* TheLoad: It varies, but he rarely does anything of value and just gets kidnapped.
* LonelyRichKid: Seto won't let him have friends as they tend to get kidnapped.
* NapoleonDelusion: Believed himself to be a Pokémon in Episode 28.
* PhraseCatcher: "Shut up, Mokuba."
* TookALevelInBadass[=/=]TookALevelInJerkass: In Season 0, he's the BigBad with Seto being his [[TheDragon Dragon]] as he schemes to defeat Yugi and steal his cards.

!!Duke Devlin

Duke Devlin is the creator of Dungeon Dice Monsters, [[SarcasmMode a game that is totally different from Duel Monsters and is definitely not that game with dice added]]. He is ''incredibly'' sexy and handsome, to the point no one, man or woman, can resist his charms. He has his own theme music, "Sexy Back," which plays constantly as he speaks, but he [[RuleOfFunny may or may not notice it]].

* AnythingThatMoves: It's heavily implied he's bi-sexual, he's open to aliens anally probing him, and he makes a joke about "riding" the robotic Nesbitt.
* BerserkButton: He hates it when people point out the similarities between Dungeon Dice Monsters and Duel Monsters.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's ''very'' pretty. Lampshaded constantly.
* ButtMonkey: A lesser example; his Dungeon Dice Monsters game is frequently addressed as being "exactly like Duel Monsters".
* DefeatMeansFriendship: By Yami. After his defeat he apologizes and asks if they can be friends in Season 2.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa:
-->'''Duke:''' "Want to know the best thing about unconscious chicks? They can't say no." ''[everyone looks at him]'' "What? Oh, yeah, like I'm the only one thinking it!"
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Men and women are both powerless to resist Duke.
* IntimateHealing: UpToEleven. He has this weird disease where if he doesn't have half dressed women around him at regular intervals, he dies. [[HoYay Tristan offers to help him]] but men don't do it for him.
-->'''Duke:''' (''after Tristan and him found Serenity in the Virtual World'') Hey baby, mind if I take your top off for a minute?
* {{Leitmotif}}: The number of times his theme song (Sexyback by JustinTimberlake) ''doesn't'' play while he speaks is only in the single digits.
* LoveableSexManiac: Virtually every line of dialogue he has in a crack about sex.
* {{Narcissist}}: He considers his reflection the most beautiful thing in the world, and has no shame about bragging about his sex appeal.
* OnlySaneMan: He has his moments of this. When Tristan and Serenity want to open the ObviouslyEvil door, Duke suggests they not.
* SurferDude: Dabbles in it a little, but not as much in later seasons.
-->"Gradius, totally attack his life points!"
* ThirdPersonPerson: Does this from time to time.
-->"Duke Devlin is gonna throw up!"
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Lampshaded by [[HoYay Joey]].

!!Solomon Muto / Grandpa

Yugi's grandfather. A simple shopkeeper and stereotypical, senile grandpa with a death wish and some incredibly quirky... habits. Best not to pry into it: you will come back mentally scarred.

* BasementDweller: According to Yugi, he lives in the basement of the card shop.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Interspersed throughout his [[RamblingOldManMonologue rant]] at the end of the movie.
--> "You kids these days and your Millennium Items, and your card games, and your loud music and your hula hoops and your hopscotch and your dungarees and your lollipops and your Sony Playstations and your voice-activated light switches and your leather pants and your artificial insemination-- (cut off by Yugi, then continues after the credits roll) --your Blu-Ray Discs and your pierced scrotums..."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
-->"Where am I? What day is it? I like pudding!"
* DeathSeeker: For some reason, he's eager to die.
-->"I'm checking the obituaries to see if I've died yet!"
** [[spoiler:He gets his wish in ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged''.]]
* DirtyOldMan: Lusts over numerous females.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Or Gramps. In fact, Yugi didn't even know he ''had'' a name until Rebecca brought it up.
* GrumpyOldMan: He's a cynical and tired thing, he is. See WhenIWasYourAge.
* TheLoad: Probably even worse than Mokuba. Grandpa is there to be made fun of and get injured.
* PerverseSexualLust: InUniverse: He has a not-so-secret love affair with his Black Luster Soldier poster.
* WhenIWasYourAge
-->"You know, in my day, we didn't have Duel-Domes. We had to play our card games out on the street, and our cards weren't even real cards. They were just rocks we picked up off the ground, and then we threw them at each other. Come to think of it, it wasn't really card games at all. We just liked to throw rocks at each other. Mostly at me. That's probably why I have so much self-loathing. Anyway, we should probably go over there."

!!Mai Valentine[[spoiler: and Her Breasts]]

A supposedly world-class professional duelist, Mai repeatedly proves herself completely incompetent every time she duels. She also happens to have enormous breasts, which are objects of pride for her and obsession and mockery for everyone else.

* CatchPhrase: Often refers to herself as "My breasts".
* CrossdressingVoices: Also voiced by the male Little Kuriboh in an even less convincing voice than Téa's. Lampshaded when Johnson disguises himself as her but has the same voice, and Joey notes that Mai sounding like a man is totally normal for her.
* FauxActionGirl[=/=]InformedAbility: Exaggerated and PlayedForLaughs here. Every time Mai duels, she loses or surrenders. It takes a pathetic filler character, Jean Claude Magnum, to finally let her have a victory.
* GagBoobs: Everyone thinks her breasts are fake, and they squeak when she lands on Joey.
-->"It's finally happened; I killed a man with my breasts!"
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Loves to use her sex appeal to command others.
* IronicHell: After losing to him, Melvin sends her to a dimension where everyone's breasts are bigger than hers (''[[EspeciallyZoidberg especially]]'' [[EspeciallyZoidberg Tristan's]]).
* MsFanservice: Her whole shtick is how attractive she is and how large her breasts are.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Wears a tight white corset.
* PunnyName: Mai/My Valentine. She admits it's not very subtle, but then "nothing about [her] is very subtle."
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably not true, but everyone else thinks so.
* WeaknessTurnsHerOn: "I just love broken men."

!!Ishizu Ishtar

Marik's sister and holder of the Millennium Necklace, who helps the heroes foil his plans. She knows that there is a darker plot brewing, however, and her actions are to avert a terrible disaster she senses in the future; the cancellation of the series.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Florence's Millennium Gaydar led him straight to her.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: She believes her prophecies are infallible.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Her necklace's power lets her do this.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Yugi flat out says she and her whole family is responsible for Marik's StartOfDarkness and that [[BigScrewedUpFamily they're all batshit crazy]].
* CargoShip: [[invoked]] She's in the relationship with the Pharaoh's tablet.
* CatchPhrase: "Because shut up," and "You know the one." The former phrase gets [[IronicEcho gets turned back on her]] by Melvin:
--> '''Ishizu''': Why, Melvin? Why are you doing this to us?
--> '''Melvin''': [[ForTheEvulz Because shut up.]]
* CrossdressingVoices: Another female done by Little Kuriboh.
* OnlySaneWoman: Probably the closest this series gets to sanity, anyway.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her Millennium Necklace gives her the power to break the fourth wall. '''Everyone''' can do that freely, anyway.

!!Serenity Wheeler

Joey's little sister who went blind because Joey spent the prize money meant to pay for a critical eye operation on trading cards. However, she later got better and joined the main cast, though she feared she was superfluous and risked being written out.


* AllGirlsLikePonies: She opens a door promising ponies, only to find a fire-breathing hellhound. She shuts the door, but opens it thirty seconds later after being promised a pony again. Her theme music [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic also features this.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Moments after regaining her eyesight, she dives into the ocean to save Joey from one of Marik's deathtraps, because no matter how badly he treats her, she'll always love her big brother.
* CrossdressingVoices: The fourth main female LK voices.
* IllGirl: Until her eyesight comes back, she was blind and Joey's motivation for duelist.
* LustObject: Tristan ''wants'' Serenity. In the ''worst'' way possible.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She was responsible for the death of Noah by running him down, leading to the Virtual World/Cancelled Series arc.
* OnlySaneMan: Has her moments when she notices the insanity going on and dislikes it.
* SatelliteCharacter: Lampshaded during the season three premier. She questions what purpose she serves anymore, and when Joey tells her it's to give Tristan and Duke something to do, she "[[SarcasmMode feels so much better about [herself].]]"
* UnexplainedRecovery: Unlike the canon where she got the operation and recovered, in this show she never got it because Joey squandered the money. However, eventually "the writers" decided to make her a regular character and thus she miraculously got her sight back shortly after.
* VocalDissonance: PlayedForLaughs. While Téa sounds like a high-pitched male and Mai sounds like a drag queen, Serenity has the honor of sounding like a Muppet. It apparently runs in the family: her mother sounds like [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Doctor Girlfriend]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: You wouldn't know from looking at her, but she's 12.

!!Major Villains

!!Maximillion Pegasus

CEO and founder of Industrial Illusions and creator of the children's card game Duel Monsters. When his wife-to-be inexplicably exploded at the altar, he went to Egypt and received the Millennium Eye from Shadi. He hides his sorrows and true intentions behind a gay facade. And we mean that literally. He used the first tournament to gather souls to bring back Cecelia, but lost to Yugi. After releasing the people he turned into trading cards he was killed by Yami Bakura... temporarily. Surgery has made broad advances, and Pegasus is back and more fabulous than ever before.
* AffablyEvil: He's just as silly, camp, and funny as in the canon, but is still a villain.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Flirts with every man on the show and is extremely effeminate, but had a loving marriage to his wife Cecilia and doesn't trigger the Millennium Gaydar. This is entirely deliberate on his part: the one time people discovered he actually was straight, he tried to kill them to ensure nobody would know. Given he trolls Kaiba over several sexual remarks he makes to him in TheMovie, he seems to do it to {{Troll}} people ForTheLulz.
* AntiVillain: Mocked; upon learning he was doing all he did to bring his dead wife back to life, Téa said it made up for all the horrible things he did. Yugi immediately notes it doesn't work that way.
* BigBad: Season 1's main baddie.
* TheCameo: In ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'' for a DeathByCameo. {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Pegasus:''' (''singing'') "I'm making a cameo in this movie~ I'm much more fabulous in 3D~"
* CampStraight: Repeatedly lampshaded. Kaiba for instance offers this insight:
-->"Pegasus is ruthless. Camp, yet ruthless."
* CasualDangerDialogue: In the Abridged movie after being told that they're about fly into a massive storm, he calmly suggests simply turning around. When he's told that the pilot only knows how to fly forward, he just tells him to turn the radio up then.
* CatchPhrase: Mentions many things as being "fabulous" (or ''un''fabulous)
* ComplexityAddiction: As Yami points out in episode 18:
-->'''Pegasus:''' Excellent. Soon, my evil plan to steal an object from a small child will be complete!.\\
'''Yami:''' You mean you arranged this whole tournament just to steal my Millennium Puzzle?\\
'''Pegasus:''' Exactly.\\
'''Yami:''' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot Did you even consider just asking me for it?]] I mean, do you have ''any'' idea how much time and money you've wasted with this whole facade? PEOPLE HAVE DIED BECAUSE YOU WANTED A NECKLACE! '''I KILLED A GAY CLOWN, FOR RA'S SAKE!'''\\
'''Pegasus:''' Look, are you going to play a children's card game with me or not?\\
'''Yami:''' I suppose I might as well.
* DisneyDeath: In ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', he's crushed by a building, but it gets undone by the CosmicRetcon the heroes bring about dueling Paradox.
* EyeScream: PlayedForLaughs when Yami Bakura tries to extract his Millennium Eye.
-->"That's the wrong eyeball, you fool!"
* FanBoy: Of the Music/SpiceGirls. He also seems to like Music/{{ABBA}}.
* HarmlessVillain: Yeah, no one takes him seriously except Kaiba. Yami notes how silly it is basing an evil plan involving corporate espionage and ancient magic around a children's card game. As Episode 35's clip show has Pegasus himself claim:
-->"If I weren't so very camp, I'd probably make a credible villain!"
* LastNameBasis: Except for his guards, who address him as Mr. Pegasus.
* {{Lolicon}}: The implication that Pegasus may be attracted to children is repeatedly PlayedForLaughs.
-->"Well, hello little girl, would you like to see my Funny Bunny?"
* TheLostLenore: His [[InconsistentDub wife/fiancee]], Cecelia.
* {{Necromantic}}: Like in the original his goal is to bring his dead wife back to life. This gets taken to its logical extreme in ''Evil Council 4''. With the help of Rebecca's satanic teddy bear, Cecelia is brought back to life...[[CameBackWrong as a zombie]].
* PutOnABus: For the main series as he doesn't appear again until season 4; he's made appearances in specials and ''Bonds Beyond Time'' though.
* ShipperOnDeck: He ships Bakura and Marik because it's ''obvious'' they have a thing. In ''Marik's Evil Council'' 5, after hearing Marik and Bakura arguing over a new and ridiculous plan, Pegasus said that they are ''so gay'' for each other. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday Marik]] and [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Bakura]] were not amused.
* SissyVillain: Hoo boy. And you thought the ''original'' was eccentric enough.
--> Wohoohoohoo. If I weren't so very camp I'd probably make a credible villain.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Welcome to the Duelist Kingdom. Let me assure you that this tournament is 100% genuine and is (''spoken extremely quickly'') not in any way an elaborate ruse thrown together at the last minute so that I can get my hands on an Ancient Egyptian artifact."

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!!Yami Bakura / Florence / The Spirit of the Millennium Ring

The spirit within the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura, whose name is actually [[GenderBlenderName Florence]], is the definition of evil: [[FauxAffablyEvil sadistic, sarcastic,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and trying to steal Yami's screentime]]. It is because of this, however, that he has a legion of fangirls at his beck and call. After Dueling Kingdom he lay dormant until Marik's arrival, where he struck a deal to assist him in his cause, since they shared similar agendas. After Melvin assumed direct control of Marik's body, he [[EvenEvilHasStandards outed him as a spy for 4Kids]] and challenged him. He lost and died, but after Marik regained control, it seems Bakura is back, albeit he will be swept aside to make way for Dartz and his Evil Motorcycle Riding Henchmen.

He's a prominent BreakoutCharacter of the series with Marik, and the two star in several side projects including fanfiction and the Evil Council videos.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: He seems to harbour strong feelings of lust or possibly love towards Marik, but Marik is either completely oblivious or just interested in Bakura as an accomplice.
* AntiVillain: He's a psychotic mass-murderer, but even he is creeped out by Marik and Melvin. He also fights Melvin to stop him from destroying the show, nudging his way to NominalHero for an episode.
* AxCrazy: He likes knives; they make him feel all tingly. He also likes saying the word "Die".
* BigBad: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Of Season 5]]... [[ForegoneConclusion Or, rather, he will be]].
-->"I shall be a main character, even if it takes me another 200 bloody episodes!"
* ByronicHero: In the latter part of season 2 where he goes up against Melvin. (In the end, he's the only one with enough insight to realize what [[BreakingTheFourthWall Melvin's endgame was]].)
* CatchPhrase: "Oh, bugger (me)."
* ClosetKey: All signs indicate that he's destined to become Marik's. [[spoiler:If you consider LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines to be canon, then it's already been confirmed]].
* TheComicallySerious: [[ Yep.]]
* CrazyConsumption: The one time he's shown eating on screen, he tears apart a steak like a rabid animal. Apparently this is a normal thing for him; a later episode has Marik [[TalkingInYourSleep Talking In His Sleep]] during what is apparently a dream about Bakura eating spaghetti with his mouth open and getting it all over the place.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He seems to be the only villain with a sense of competence. After his stint of trying to use Duel Monsters to beat Yami in Duelist Kingdom, he's open to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just killing him]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Along with Yami and Kaiba, 90% of the sarcastic quips come from him.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Type 2. He neither advertises nor conceals his feelings for Marik, and seems mostly content to remain [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic]] HeterosexualLifePartners.
* TheDragon: To Marik in Season 2. Even when Melvin usurps the role as the BigBad, he still prefers working with his better half. [[note]]''Not'' [[HoYay what I meant]] '''at all'''.[[/note]]
** He even qualifies for DragonInChief, if the Evil Council's complete dissolution in his absence is anything to go by.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[AmbiguouslyGay Not that he's complaining.]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Florence, as mentioned above.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He has [[VisionaryVillain evil aspirations]] but there are some things he won't do, for example [[MoralEventHorizon catering to 4kids and cancelling the show]].
** He's also terrified of [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Melvin]].
** Also, {{Cosplay}}ing.
-->'''Bakura:''' Marik, this hotel is the host of the local anime convention, Youmakon.\\
'''Marik:''' Precisely! It's perfect! We're hiding in plain sight! Everyone will just assume we're cosplayers!\\
'''Baruka:''' Oh come on, we're not that evil.
* EvilBrit: Subverted; he's not British, he's just gay.
* ExperimentedInCollege: According to him in Concrete Giraffes, he and Slender Man "used to get drunk and pick up ''chicks''" while roommates in college. If he was experimenting with heterosexuality or bisexuality is up to the WildMassGuessing.
* FamousLastWords: Whispers "Tell my fangirls I love them" when Melvin defeats him and he's sent to the Shadow Realm. Also doubles as an IronicEcho since it was a phrase uttered by normal Bakura last season.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Melvin. Despite being terrified of him, Bakura still has Freudian dreams about hooking up with him.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason for him being evil is rather flimsy (though he was asked about it on the spot by Tristan):
-->"Well, I suppose my parents never loved me enough. They were always dressing me like a girl. Did you know they wanted to call me ''Florence''? Who names a boy Florence?! Idiots, that's who!"
* {{GIRL}}: Implied in Neko Porno charity video and then confirmed later in LK's spinoff fic, [[ Midknight At The Oasis]], that he trolls people regularly and tricks them into ridiculous cybersex situations. According to Marik he's... very descriptive.
* HijackedByGanon: Attempts to usurp the role of BigBad from Melvin with the help of Marik. Not only does it backfire, it results in the show's cancellation by 4Kids.
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Marik in the ''Evil Council'' videos. He's so much more competent that everybody likes and respects him better than Marik. [[spoiler: Until he decided to defect and joined Dartz's evil council.]] And even after that, he's still liked better than Marik.
* IHaveManyNames: Bakura, Spirit of the [Millennium] Ring, Yami Bakura, Florence. This was inevitably lampshaded in episode 40.
* KnightOfCerebus: Played with. While he's just as comical as the other villains, it's usually because he's playing a snarky straight man, not because he's incompetent, stupid or AmbiguouslyGay like the rest. In the Evil Council videos he's also the only one with a genuine interest in killing Yugi, and becomes increasingly frustrated with Marik's FelonyMisdemeanor plans and the fact the council spends more time arguing with each other than actually trying to defeat Yugi.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: ''[[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]]'' was his college roommate. For some reason, he can't remember most of it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Ave Satani
* OddFriendship: With Marik. Although "friendship" may not be the [[VillainTeamUp best]] [[WithFriendsLikeThese descriptive]] [[HoYay term]].
* OneSteveLimit: Played with. In Season 2 he notes he and his host are both called Bakura, as in the canon, but Yami says that's both confusing and unlikely. Then in some other videos he's called Florence. Much like Yami/The Pharaoh, it swings between the two.
* OnlySaneMan: During the ''Evil Council'' videos.
* RedOniBlueOni: The calm and sarcastic blue to Marik's hammy and silly red.
* SarcasticDevotee: Towards Marik, who he aids but mocks constantly.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In ''Marik's Evil Council'' 5 [[spoiler: he finally decided to leave Marik's council in favor of Dartz's. Dartz is willing to pay him ''actual money'' and let him do at least one evil deed per month.]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: He and Marik join forces to get more screen time than Yugi and Yami. They kind of succeeded in this, at least outside the main series. Most of the spin-offs like Marik's LP of VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines and several of LK's fanfics as well as the "Leather Pants" music video focus on Marik and Florence, who are also arguably the most popular characters with the fans.
* StraightGay: To contrast Marik. While Marik is ''obviously'' gay and hiding it, Bakura is comparatively straight but makes no secret of his orientation when it comes up.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Invoked in the Evil Council vids. He's pretty much the only person there who takes the meetings seriously.
* TalkToTheFist: [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy He shoots Zombie Boy mid-rant]] with an [[ContinuityNod Invisible Gun]].
--> "It's the only way to kill an overacting zombie!"
* {{Tsundere}}: In a spinoff yaoi fanfic that LittleKuriboh wrote for charity purposes, Florence is almost constantly fantasizing about Marik, but hates him too much to consider trying to take their [[WithFriendsLikeThese friendship]] to the next level.
* WeaksauceWeakness: It's never come up in the actual show, but in [[ one of the many audio clips]] that can be found floating on LittleKuriboh's Tumblr, Marik claims that Bakura is allergic to marshmallows.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: His parents named him Florence. He's not happy about it.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: According to Marik in his LetsPlay of VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines, Bakura is immortal and thinks it's rather overrated.
* YankTheDogsChain: In the Evil Council 4, Melvin (and by extension, Marik) declared him his boyfriend, Zork & Pals gained another season and his name is declared the manliest name ever... [[spoiler:it all went down in flames when it turns out it was AllJustADream.]]

!!Marik Sebastian Ishtar III

Marik is the successor to the tomb keepers of the Pharaoh and the leader of the Rare Hunters. Like Yami Bakura, he wants to take the Pharaoh's screentime, and so he sends his minions into the Battle City tournament to destroy Yugi a little (not kill, destroy). He possesses the Millennium Rod, which allows the user to brainwash anyone with "Steve" or any variation thereof in their name. Wen he was young, Marik yearned for a life better than one spent underground, and the trauma of living with an abusive father and undergoing ritualistic scarring created an alternate personality/imaginary friend, "Melvin." Melvin personality was sealed away for some time, but at the end of Season 2 he emerged and banished Marik from his mind. However, he reclaimed his body and reformed at the end of Season 3.

A BreakoutCharacter of the series with Bakura, Marik is featured in numerous side-videos, most notably the Evil Council videos, where he annually (or did; the videos have seemingly been discontinued by Little Kuriboh) called together other villains to scheme against Yugi. None of them ever got anything does. He even has his own LetsPlay, ''LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines'', where he plays ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
* ArmoredClosetGay: He insists he is 100% straight, but it's obvious to everyone he's in denial. [[spoiler:In the mentioned Let's Play, he has a freakout and admits he loves Yami Bakura, writes fanfics about them, and has fanart of them on his computer... which he then denies once the scares stop and he calms down.]]
* BadBoss: He constantly invokes YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on minions. Hell, he even treats his stepbrother Odion like crap.
* BigBad: Of Season 2, until episode 42 when Melvin broke out.
* BigBadWannabe: Not only are most of his "eeeeeeeevil plans" pretty [[PokeThePoodle tame]], they also almost never work and he seems harmless against the likes of the other villains. He's blissfully unaware of this fact, of course.
* BilingualBonus[=/=]MeaningfulName: His pseudonym, Malik, is Arabic for "King".
* BrainlessBeauty: Bakura certainly seems to think so.
-->'''Bakura:''' You know, it's a good thing you're pretty. Otherwise I'd have to suffocate you.
-->'''Marik:''' IGNORE ME!
-->'''Bakura:''' Sometimes I wish I ''could''...
* CampGay: Well [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday if he were gay]], he'd be this.
* CatchPhrase: He even combines them on occasion.
** "Silence!"
** "[[YouFool Foolish fools!]]"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[ Oh, yes.]]
** His "evil plans" involve rearranging Yugi's sock drawer and trolling his Youtube account by spamming the comment section on his channel, and accents them with lines roughly following "Yugi will be so [insert negative mood or the word "ruined"] that he'll ''have'' to give us his puzzle!"
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In order to become a tombkeeper, Marik had his back carved with a knife... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and was forced to watch]] ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Beverly Hills Chihuahua]]''.
* TheDitz: He's rather dim.
-->'''Melvin:''' Say hello to the Shadow Realm, Marik! \\
'''Marik:''' *''cheerfully''* Hello, Shadow Realm! \\
'''Melvin:''' [[DeadpanSnarker How did I even spawn from your mind]]?
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In the canon, Dark Marik is the embodiment of the normal Marik's hatred and rage taken to the extreme of total world destruction. Here, Marik and Melvin are characterized so differently they barely resemble each other, as Melvin notes in the above quote.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His sexual subtext with Yami Bakura is made fun of this way.
** Marik's phrases after discovering [[spoiler: Bakura is leaving for Dartz's council and that he was meeting with him for weeks]] sounds more like a [[YourCheatingHeart break up for cheating]].
** Another jewel:
-->'''Marik:''' Remember [Bakura] when we all got together in the desert to play baseball? [[DoubleEntendre I was the pitcher, you were the catcher...]] \\
'''Pegasus:''': [[LampshadeHanging I'm not even going to comment on that one]].
* DoubleEntendre: Regarding his Millennium Item's identity. [=LittleKuriboh=] milks the "rod" jokes all he can -- Marik's real-life [=YouTube=] account is named "[=ObeyMyRod=]" for example.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Make-up and all.
--> '''Yami:''' Why wouldn't I hate women? I mean, they hate me. That Marik chick is always saying how much she despises me. \\
'''Joey:''' Guh, Yug, I don't know how to tell you this, but...Marik's a guy. \\
'''Yami:''' What!? That's crazy! But look at the way she dresses!
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Marik loudly proclaims himself the most effeminate guy around, and generally disdains women and believes that Yu-Gi-Oh ''has'' no women. Of course, given the women's characterization...
* FreudianSlip: Has one in the Season 3 finale, though he immediately backpedals on it.
--> '''Yami''': (talking about Marik's back) It's a pretty sweet tattoo! \\
'''Marik''': I know right, all the dudes love it. \\
'''Yami''': What was that? \\
'''Marik''': All the chicks love it.
* GenreSavvy: When Bakura suggests that they just murder Yugi and the Pharaoh, Marik shoots him down because 4Kids would just censor it anyway.
* HarmlessVillain: Played straight or subverted depending on whether he's carrying the IdiotBall. Generally he's the most ineffective villain around, no matter what he does.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: "I AM ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT STRAIGHT!"
* HesBack: Returns triumphantly after Yami defeats Ra.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: He was forced to watch horrible Disney movies as a child and his father was insane and whipped him all the time.
* {{Hipster}}: Parodied. ''"It's me, Marik Ishtar! And for the record, I was possessing this girl way before it was cool.''
* ImaginaryFriend: Melvin, who later materialized as a SplitPersonality.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His evil plans are as harmless as they are poorly thought out, but darn, he just tries so hard!
* LargeHam: He essentially channels the voice and acting abilities of both [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor]] ''and'' [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers the Monarch]].
* LateToThePunchline: Episode 46, after the previous episode when Melvin made a joke about Bakura wanting Marik inside him.
-->"[[BrickJoke OH, I get it!]] [[DontExplainTheJoke He was implying that you wanted me to sleep with you!]] That is pretty funny. After all, I'm way out of your league."
* LaughablyEvil: He's constantly laughing and making jokes.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: For having an all powerful ancient Egyptian artifact that can control minds and warp the fabric of reality, he really [[CutLexLuthorACheck doesn't do much with it.]] Justified in that it can only control people named "Steve," and he knows it's an annoying limitation.
* MoralityPet: A bird he named Mr. Tweetums, his best friend ever. Bakura and Odion also bring out his softer side on occasion.
* ObliviousToLove: Or at the very least oblivious to ''lust''. [[ShipTease Or whatever the hell it is]] that constitutes his and Bakura's relationship these days.
-->'''Marik:''' ''(playing Bloodlines)'' Paranormal activity: you WILL believe a door can slam very hard! \\
'''Bakura:''' I'd like you to slam ''me'' very hard. \\
'''Marik:''' Bakura, can you keep it down? I'm trying to play a video game.\\
'''Bakura:''' ''(groans)''
* ObviouslyEvil: Hilariously played with. He's only obviously evil to the audience, as none of the protagonists seem to notice it, even when he BLATANTLY declares his evilness in front of them.
--> '''Joey''' (''thinking''): ''I still think there's something fishy about this guy...''\\
'''Marik''': DESTROY YOU ALL!\\
'''Joey''' (''thinking''): ''Man, if I could put my finger on it.''
* PetTheDog: As he's slowly dying, he visits Odion in spirit, admitting that Odion was the best brother he ever had - and he wasn't such a bad henchman, either. He also left some Gummi Bears in his room for Odion. It's a good thing he did, seeing as it snapped Odion out of his coma.
* PokeThePoodle: Most of his "eeeeee-vil plans" end up as this.
-->"We are going to sneak into Yugi's house under cover of darkness, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor rearrange his sock drawer]]! His entire collection of socks shall be thrown into disarray! His world will be plunged into chaos! Sock-related chaos!
* PsychopathicManchild: LittleKuriboh says in a few interviews that Marik is essentially a combination of his inner child and himself at 14. [[CardCarryingVillain Except evil.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Apparently he only became a villain because he thought it would give him a 10 out of 10 in the sexy scale.
* RedOniBlueOni: The hammy and silly red to Bakura's calm and snarky blue.
* SilenceYouFool: Goes a step further by "silencing the silence" at one point.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In "Marik's Evil Council" and "Concrete Giraffes". He's convinced that he's the most evil villain of all time in the former and that he's making a film that will put ''Film/CitizenKane'' to shame in the latter, when he's comically incompetent at both.
* SoundEffectBleep: When uttering the F-word, [[Anime/PerfectHairForever a voice belching "EFF!!" is used in place of a regular beep]]. This trait has since been taken by Dartz, as Marik's character had evolved far beyond what LK had originally intended.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: His motive as opposed to killing the Pharaoh in the original show. Eventually works with Bakura to do so. Given they both became BreakoutCharacters, they succeeded.
* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]] Has this trope about Odion when he's impersonating him; Odion insults "himself" (Marik) and accepts insults directed at him as passive-aggressive slaps to the real thing.
-->'''Odion:''' I am Marik Ishtar. I like to take control of people's minds and dress in highly effeminate clothing. Also I have an irrational hatred for Gummi Bears. I'm pretty much the worst boss ever. \\
'''Marik''': No, I'm not! I mean, er, who is this strange person of whom I've never heard of? He seems like a big, bald jerk! \\
'''Odion:''' Yes. I, Marik Ishtar, am a huge jerk. \\
'''Marik:''' Cut it out, you knobhead! \\
'''Odion:''' Yes. I, Marik Ishtar, am a knobhead. \\
'''Marik:''' (offscreen) I command you to stop agreeing with me!
* SueDonym: Uses "Malik Blishtar" as an alias.
* TransparentCloset: Mocked frequently for it. Everyone ''knows'' the truth, but he refuses to come out.
* VillainProtagonist: For the eponymous ''[[SpinOff Marik's Evil Council]]'' videos.
* VillainSong: ''Leather Pants'' (with Bakura)
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His evil alter-ego and messed up attitude towards life in general wouldn't even exist if not for his father's horrific abuse, and CharacterDevelopment has shown he's really, desperately lonely....
* YaoiFangirl: Well, fanboy, but still. When he finds a comic book lying on the ground:
-->"This isn't like my scriptures at all! I mean, what is that guy doing to that other guy? I don't know what it is, but it gives me cravings!"
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: His M.O. throughout the first half of season 2.

[[folder:Yami Marik]]
!!Yami Marik / Melvin

Marik's alter-ego-slash-imaginary friend, born from his childhood trauma. When Odion was struck by Ra's divine wrath, the mental seals on Melvin weakened, and he resurfaced. Unlike Marik, Melvin has absolutely no compunctions about committing more... ''grotesque'' atrocities. But can you blame him? All he really wants is a hug. By "a hug" we mean "to stab you with a chainsaw or any other weapon on hand". He is revealed to be a spy for 4Kids, sent to get the show cancelled. Bakura duels him to try and save the show, but is defeated. Melvin thus destroys the FourthWall and the show is canceled. However, boredom slowly starts to set in during ''The Cancelled Series'' due to him becoming a sub-character, and he goes on another destruction spree that inadvertently gets the show UnCanceled. With his former employers now dead, Melvin was once again the main villain... until Marik was able to regain control of his body and finally destroyed Melvin for good.
* ArchEnemy: The code-locked door became his. He spent several episodes getting past it and cursing it out.
* AxCrazy: Just a warning--"Could I have a hug?" translates to "I'm going to take a chainsaw to you". And Melvin ''loves'' hugging people.
* {{Badass}}: Just see what he did to those robots. Plus, he has a lightsaber and a dagger in his Millennium Rod, and he doesn't even need to look at his cards when he shuffles them.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's just this side of Pegasus for one of the silliest, hammiest, most ridiculous villains of the show, but he's arguably even more dangerous than his canon counterpart, since he helped get the show itself cancelled.
* BigBad: For the second half both of Season 2 and season 3.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: In episode 61, he borrows Marik's "Silence!" a few times.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Literally. He destroys the Fourth Wall at the end of Season 2.
* CatchPhrase:
** Formerly "Mind Slave" and "Binky Boy," dropped when he appeared in the main series.
** "Could I get a hug?" and variations of such.
** "Kill your family! Kill your family!" from the "Kill Your Family Show".
* ChainsawGood: "Ahhh, now that was a ''good'' hug!" And then there's ''Evil Council 4'', where he chainsaws numerous villains at the drop of a hat.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Twice. In an EarlyBirdCameo in a vid where he visits Kaiba in a parody of ''A Christmas Carol'', Melvin repeatedly refers to people as his mind slaves and "Binky Boy." Come Season 2/3 and his actual appearance, he drops the two catchphrases and becomes much more comical. Then, after 4Kids is defeated and Marik is out of work, he claims in Episode 61 he wants to avenge the Tomb Keeper's lineage.
* ComedicSociopathy: Most of his antics come from the hilarious ways he hurts people. Again, there's the whole hugging deal.
* DeadlyHug: He makes it an art form, since asking for a hug for him means he wants to kill you.
* DeadpanSnarker: Unlike Marik, who wouldn't know sarcasm if it bit him in his leather-clad butt, Melvin is this when he's not just being AxeCrazy. And sometimes when he is as well.
--> '''Melvin''': "Yay! Once again friendship saves the day. I love it when that happens. This calls for a group hug. Group hug, everyone!"
* DeathByIrony: Defeated by the biggest bear hug of his life, courtesy of the other Egyptian Gods.
* DoubleEntendre: Inherits the "rod" jokes from Marik when he takes over his body.
* TheDreaded: Even ''Bakura'' is terrified by him.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appeared in a ChristmasSpecial, had his own musical number, ''and'' eviscerated ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' all before his proper appearance in series.
* EnemyWithout: He's Marik's SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* EvilerThanThou: To both Marik and Florence, who try and fail to stop him from canceling the show.
* EvilTastesGood
-->'''Melvin:''' I've been OMNOMNOM-ing on his soul for ten years and I happen to like the taste!
* FauxAffablyEvil: He almost seems childish in how he acts, but he frequently sprinkles in random threats of violence in his speech.
-->"Geez, everywhere I go people are always fighting over which one of them gets to be murdered by me! Joke's on these guys, I'm gonna kill 'em both. My treat."
* ForTheEvulz
-->'''Yugi:''' Ask yourself: what would killing me accomplish?\\
'''Melvin:''' Other than making me laugh like a maniac, not much. But it's enough.
* HostileShowTakeover:
** Since it came out during Season 3, he replaces Marik in ''Evil Council 4'' as the leader. [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream But not really.]]]]
** Done again, but more literally for Marik's Bloodlines LP.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Marik's father Hank Ishtar, [[JerkassVictim who really deserved it]] after savaging whipping Odion and then trying to do the same to Marik.
* FreakOut: Several times during his duel with the Pharaoh.
* KnifeNut: His Millennium Rod holds a knife [[BlatantLies which he uses to give great big hugs]]. Sometimes the knife is a [[StarWars light]][[LaserBlade saber]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Parodied. He's just as AxCrazy and insane as his original counterpart, the other characters are terrified of him, and he ''does'' manage to be the most effective and dangerous villain yet when he gets the show cancelled at the end of Season 2. But all his antics are PlayedForLaughs, and he's so ridiculously over the top and silly that he's hard to take as a serious threat. Often characters will talk about how wicked and cruel he is, then the episode does a GilliganCut to Melvin being completely harmless and comical.
-->'''Yami:''' No doubt he's already hard at work plotting his next evil scheme. \\
'''Melvin:''' (''looking at himself in the mirror'') Would you *[[SoundEffectBleep beep]]* me? ''I'd'' *beep* me. I'd *beep* me hard."
* LaughablyEvil: He wouldn't be as funny as he is if he wasn't a murderous lunatic.
* LargeHam: He's just as over-the-top as his canon counterpart, if not moreso.
-->"Hello, Pharaoh! We were just about to play Twister! It involves me twisting your neck until it snaps. We were also going to play Snap. It has similar rules."
* LaughingMad: Comes with the territory of being a comical and hammy madman.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ His theme music from the dub]].
* TheMole: He's a 4Kids employee sent to get the show canceled.
* MoralEventHorizon: Parodied in-universe. When reveals that ''he'' is the one who [[spoiler:suspended TeamFourStar]], nobody seems to think it's as big a deal as he makes out. In fact, Tristan has ''no idea'' who they are.
* MoralityPet: Mr. Tweetums, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia until he forgets him in a Shadow Game with Mai]].
* TheNicknamer: Frequently refers to Mai as "Whore Biscuit", Yami Bakura by his real name "Florence," and Joey as "Susan".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Lampshaded in Marik's Evil Council 4, where even ''Florence'' is terrified of him.
* OmnicidalManiac: Sort of. He wants to destroy the fourth wall and get the show canceled, which would be this in a meta way.
* OutOfFocus: ''The Cancelled Series''. The only screentime he's had involves his misadventures of trying to find something to do. Once he uses 10,002 passwords to get through the so-known "bitchy door", he ends up screwing Noah over by breaking his missile control panel and gets the video feed to show an episode of the "Kill Your Family" show.
* PsychoForHire: Once we find out he's working for someone. But all he cares about is destruction, and at the end of Season 3 he destroys 4Kids by hijacking Noah's self-destruct system.
* PsychopathicManchild: Even more so than Marik.
-->''"I am henceforth known as the ruler of all doors! Every single door shall bow before me and open at my command! [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil I am the Master of Unlocking!]]"''
* ShowWithinAShow: The "Kill your Family" show, which may or may not be all in regular Marik's head (it's implied that it isn't). It appears to be nothing but Melvin telling viewers to ''"Kill your family!" over and over and over again. Spawned a couple of Website/{{Youtube}} adaptations, which stretches it out for several minutes.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: He seizes control of Marik's body near the end of Season 2.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: To Marik.
* TermsOfEndangerment:
** He gives nicknames for most of the cast and uses them almost exclusively in place of their name. It does not make his death threats any less threatening.
-->'''Joey:''' What happens when my life points reach zero? \\
'''Melvin:''' That depends. Have you been a good Susan, or a bad Susan? \\
'''Joey:''' My name is not- ''*screams as he gets electrocuted*'' \\
'''Melvin:''' A very bad Susan indeed.
** Somewhat averted with Ishizu and Yami, the former whom he calls 'chucklenuts' once but then refers to her as "sis" or other varied terms, and latter who he calls "Nancy" once but usually refers to as the Pharaoh.
* TomTheDarkLord: You wouldn't expect an AxeCrazy OmnicidalManiac to be named "Melvin". Of course, that's the joke.
* {{Troll}}: After trashing Noah's command center in Season 3, he leaves the "Kill Your Family Show" running on the last monitor he left intact for Noah to find.
* VillainSong: ''[[ Villain]]''.
* VillainousBreakdown: Over the course of his duel with the Pharaoh. He go from taunting Yami as he usually does, to being increasingly annoyed by his antics (such as constantly pointing out the Shadow Realm should be called the "Purple Realm") to [[RageBreakingPoint completely losing it out of frustration]] when Yami stops being afraid of him and starts arguing with Kaiba in the middle of their duel.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Perhaps his most immediately recognizable trait.

!!Noah Kaiba
-> Voiced by Kirbopher.

The biological son of Seto's and Mokuba's adoptive father Gozaburo, and CEO of 4Kids. In league with the Big Five to attempt to take down the show for good. Certifiable nutjob who wants revenge against Kaiba for stealing his life. Noah lived (somewhat) happily with Gozaburo until he was killed in a car accident. What remained of his mind was uploaded to the internet. Unbeknownst to him, Joey and Serenity are indirectly responsible for his death. Serenity, as it turns out, was the one who ran him over while learning how to drive. Regains his sanity -- or something -- upon hijacking Mokuba's body and returning with it to the real world. Then returns to the Internet to save the main characters, and destroy Gozaburo and himself.

* AffablyEvil: He's rather friendly and polite, but he's no less evil for it.
* AmbiguouslyGay: His way of hugging Mokuba is not very sibling-like. Whether he means to be creepy or not isn't quite clear. He also tries to steal Yugi's body in a very sexual way.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the CEO of 4Kids. Clearly takes after his old man.
* CreepyChild: Has the appearance of a child, but frequently displays a PsychoticSmirk, has a quite creepy EvilLaugh, and taunts Kaiba with an IronicNurseryTune.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Invoked and Deconstructed. Noah seems to think that sacrificing his life to save Mokuba and everyone else from [[DeathFromAbove an oncoming missile makes up for everything]]. Mokuba doesn't buy it, since Noah himself launched the missile to begin with.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Soon you will be face to face with the truth. The truth that I am truly the true successor to the Kaiba Corporation. The true-ness of it will be truly truthful."
* TheDragon: For ''The Cancelled Series'', to Gozaburo.
* EnfantTerrible: Despite being a child (in appearance, anyway), he's still absolutely evil.
* EvilLaugh: Whenever the plan's going his way, he does this.
* {{Expy}}:
-->'''Seto:''' "Who are you? And why do you look like me from Season 0?"
-->'''Tristan:''' "Oooooo... the forbidden season...."
* FillerVillain: His original role, but subverted here seeing as [[spoiler:Melvin was actually ''working for him.'']]
* HeelFaceTurn
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone: It took him just 3 seconds to realize.
* IronicNurseryTune: Gives us particularly chilling renditions of "Hush Little Baby" and "Happy Birthday". Along with his disturbing evil smirk, a sign that he can be a genuinely creepy villain.
* LaughingMad: Egregiously so. But then again, who wouldn't GoMadFromTheIsolation?
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme from the dub normally, same as Melvin. In Episode 55 he gets a new one while revealing his sob story: [[GearsOfWar Mad World]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the one who sent Melvin to destroy the show in Season 2, and comes into focus as the villain of Season 3.
* NotSoDifferent:
-->'''Seto and Noah:''' "Shut up, Mokuba!"
--> {{Beat}}
-->'''Seto:''' "That was weird."
* OutOfClothesExperience: When he stops Gozaburo from attacking the plane/
--> ''Don't worry father. Now we can be together for all time. Also, for some reason, I'm naked.''
* ReformedButRejected: Played for laugh; the protagonists still refuse to believe he has reformed even as he is ''warning them the place is about to blow up''.
* {{Yandere}}: For Mokuba, it seems.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Banishes Team 4kids to the darkest corners of the internet.

[[folder:Gozaburo Kaiba]]
-> Voiced by Antfish of Creator/TeamFourStar.

Former CEO of Kaiba Corporation. Considers anyone beneath him a "small person" and will occasionally poke fun at their misfortune. Do not enrage him if you value your ears. Was fired by Seto and Mokuba and committed suicide in disgrace. But, just like in the source material he faked his death and actually inserted himself into the Virtual World in order to manipulate [=KaibaCorp=] from behind the scenes. At any rate his plan backfired and he was killed by his biological son Noah.


* AbusiveParent: "[[ShoutOut Whip [Kaiba] 'til his name's]] [[Series/{{Roots}} Toby]]". Incredibly, he actually treated Noah ''worse''.
* AndIMustScream: His reaction to having his naked son fused to his back, with one particular part of his anatomy rubbing up against him for all eternity.
* BadBoss: As Hobson can testify, he treated his employees and family terribly.
* BigBad: For ''The Cancelled Series'', as the one behind Noah's plans.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: "Screw the rules, I have ''your'' money". [[BerserkButton Kaiba doesn't take it well.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Seems to frequently forget the fact he only adopted Seto and had a real son (Noah) before. Also refers to the knight piece in chess as a "horsey."
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Especially obvious with his "Orphanland" bit. He also refuses to call people with less money than him by their names; He just calls them "small person". Not to mention he chooses to spend his money on "weapons of mass destruction that'll threaten the stability of world peace" over virtual holograms for children's card games.
* FillerVillain: A subversion seeing as he's TheManBehindTheMan for Noah, who was TheManBehindTheMan for Melvin.
* IHaveNoSon: Played for laugh; he appears to use this trope toward Noah in a flashback, but as it turns out, he ''genuinely'' forgot he had a biological son, and remembers Seto and Mokuba instead.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Blames Noah for not sending him either a "thank you" or a father's day card... even though Noah thought he was ''dead''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Of the "tearing down an orphanage" variety.
* LaughablyEvil: A bastard, yes. But thanks to Antfish's presentation, he's utterly hilarious.
* MoodSwinger: He seems to be nice, but also seems to go in fits of rage as he chewed off an employee's ear off-screen.
* NoIndoorVoice: He shouts a lot, and even his normal tone is pretty loud.
* TooDumbToLive: At least when it comes to chess. He refers to knights as "horseys," and when Kaiba corrects him Gozaburo mutters "Horses can't be knights, that's just silly."
* YouReJustJealous: When Kaiba says he's insane for building weapons that threaten world stability, Gozaburo says he's just jealous he didn't think of it first.

[[caption-width-right:350:Den keep you mouf shut, mayan! Okay, mayan? Yeah.]]
-> Voiced by [=Takahata101=] of Creator/TeamFourStar since Evil Council 3.

The former king of Atlantis and BigBad of Season 4. Dartz is biding his time by gathering his own cabal of villains to counter Marik's Evil Council; with both having yet to accomplish anything. He finally made his proper debut in the main series in episode 64, alongside his motorcycle-riding henchmen.
* AccentAdaptation: Unlike Bakura, this character's accent wasn't in the original dub.
* BerserkButton: Never insinuate you like tacos better than pizza.
* BigBad: Of the "Marik's Evil Council videos" and of season 4.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[PerfectHairForever Coiffio]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The first two ''Marik's Evil Council'' specials portrayed him as a serious villain SurroundedByIdiots. Since the third ''Evil Council'', his personality was radically altered and he's given a different voice actor. Additionally, his henchmen have all become far less idiotic and are now disturbed by his poorly pronounced schemes.
* DeepSouth: He's got what sounds like the world's thickest Cajun accent, and apparently spent a lot of time in Abalamya. Er--Alabama.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He and his gang of motorcycle riding henchmen have had a subplot in all of the ''Marik's Evil Council'' videos to date. He and his henchmen made their proper debut in episode 64 (which makes sense, since their rival council likely got disbanded after Marik's HeelFaceTurn)
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome[=/=]PorkyPigPronunciation: He owften has twouble pwonun-unciati-- anan-on-ci-- anonymous... sayin' words in da way they s'posed t' be said, mayan.
* FillerVillain: And pretty much counts as this for the Evil Council videos, too.
* HypocriticalHumor: Doesn't seem to notice his own speech impediment.
--> "You gotta learn to e-nun-ci-ate, mayn. Speak plain English. It's a matter of coowates--cour--courageo--it's good manners, mayn!"
* IncomingHam: [[ His first scene in Season 4]] must be seen to be believed.
* {{Jerkass}}: According to Alister and Rafael. Apparently, he once sucked out Channing Tatum's soul as a joke.
* KaleidoscopeHair: His hair changes color every time the scene cuts to him. In Season 4, it doesn't even take a cut, his hair can actually be seen shifting colors ''in the same scene''.
* LargeHam: He shouts a lot, helped by his speech impediment.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Judas Priest's ''Hellion'' plays just before any scenes with him.
* SoundEffectBleep: Gets the '''[EFF!]''' sound effect from Marik after his shift to be based on Coiffio.
* VerbalTic: He's got one, mayan.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And red, and green, and yellow, and... whatever color Little Kuriboh feels like making it at the time.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Rather, "Yuu Naw Tayk Candaw, Dooshbaeg!"

!!Zorc Necrophades

A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of ''Zorc & Pals'' with Bakura, but it got cancelled. However, Zorc bounced back by performing in ''The Suite Life of Zorc & Cody''. He loves destruction, especially of the worldly kind.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted. The canon Zorc is a GodOfEvil. This one is silly and childish.
* BigBad: Inevitably, he will be this in Season 5 with Bakura.
* BlackComedy: A LaughTrack is played whenever he mentions that he is busy with destroying the world.
* CatchPhrase: Mentions "destroying the world" in some variation all the time.
* EarlyBirdCameo: All of his appearances are this; it's not season 5 yet.
* FullFrontalAssault: Yes, that dragon is his willy.
* GentleGiant: Despite his fixation on destroying things, he's a pretty nice guy.
* LaughTrack: Provided in his show.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Villainous example.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wants to destroy the world. He's very enthusiastic about this.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Zorc & Pals'', which was canceled after he destroyed the studio audience. Now he's on ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life of Zorc and Cody]]''.
* SimpletonVoice: He sounds rather dopey. Because he is.
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: After destroying the world in ''Zorc & Pals: TheMovie'', he goes to Disney World... and then he's going to destroy it.
* SoapOperaDisease: Mocked in a fake commercial in a Season 1 episode.
-->'''Zorc:''' "I have a terminal disease!"\\
'''Florence:''' "But you can't die, what about our adopted daughter?! Who's going to take care of her once you're gone?!"\\
'''Zorc:''' "She also has a terminal disease!"
* StraightGay: In ''Zorc & Pals'', he and Florence are a couple and they have an adopted daughter.
* YouWillBeSpared: He realized Disney World was too much fun. So he destroyed Euro-Disney instead.


The villain of TheMovie. He's a throw-away character with generic motives no one gives a damn about. He's going to defeat the Pharaoh and destroy the world because... reasons.


* AndThenWhat: [[LampshadedTrope Asked]] by Yami. Anubis has no idea what comes after the "Destroy the world" part of his plan.
* BigBad: Of TheMovie.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "You're going to die, and then you'll be dead. Because '''I killed you!'''"
* FillerVillain: The Movie is BroadStrokes canon anyway, and similarly has little influence on the main abridged series.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Mercylessly lampshaded by Yami. Anubis has no motivation or characterization besides being a vague evil force that must be stopped or it'll destroy the world. He even provides the page quote for the trope.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Again, Yami calls him out for this.
* StupidEvil: Yami points out how stupid it is to destroy the world for no reason or benefit. Anubis has no counter.


The villain of ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged''. Basically the same as Anubis, but [[RunningGag IN 3D!!]]

* AntiVillain[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist: Parodied, he tells the heroes that he's traveled back in time to avert a BadFuture, but they note his methods for doing so are to massacre crowds of people, he made a stop in Venice to go on a rampage for no given reason, and does it all laughing evilly, wearing a mask, riding a sinister-looking motorcycle, and generally looks and acts ObviouslyEvil.
* BigBad: Of the anniversary movie.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark]].
* CatchPhrase: "Pwotagonists!"
* DesignatedHero: Invoked -- he seems to think he's the good guy, but, well...
-->'''[[Anime/YugiohGX Jaden]]:''' [[DumbassHasAPoint Then why are you riding around in a motorcycle, wearing an evil mask, stealing peoples cards and laughing like a maniac?]] [[LampshadeHanging Does that sound like a hero?]] \\
'''Paradox:''' When you put it that like that, no, not weally. \\
'''Jaden:''' [[WhatTheHellHero Then what the hell, man!? What the actual Hell!?!?]]
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: "Humanity's ignorance has caused the planet to become wavaged and wifeless."
* EvilLaugh: He uses [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark's]].
* GenerationXerox: He is the descendant of [[spoiler: Dartz]]. This explains a lot when you look at some of the others tropes.
* IMeantToDoThat: "I totawwy pwanned that."
* {{Leitmotif}}: The theme from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm''.
* ObviouslyEvil: See the quotes for DesignatedHero above.

!!Lesser Villains

[[folder:The Steves]]

Marik's henchmen (also known as Ghouls or Rare Hunters in the actual series). Steve the Rare Hunter (the Exodia guy), Steve Arcana, Steve the Mime, Steve Luna, and Steve Umbris. He also controlled Bandit Keith (whose middle name is Steve) and Joey and Téa (he tricked them into legally changing their names to Steve).


* CaptainErsatz: Steve Lumis and Steve Umbra are parodies of [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Ignignot and Err]].
* EnemyMime: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess which Steve]]?
* GenreSavvy: Steve Arcana knows his movies.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Steve Luna and Steve Umbris say that on the moon, being gay is completely ok as long it's woman on woman and they're invited to watch.
* OneSteveLimit: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]; they're all named Steve.
* ShoutOut: Steve the Rare Hunter's voice [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes is reminiscent of a certain martian]].

!!Odion Ishtar

Marik's little brother who tried to be a tombkeeper, but unfortunately his stepfather Hank was an extreme {{Jerkass}}.


* AntiVillain: Much like in the canon, he's loyal to Marik as a brother and genuinely loved his family.
* BaldOfEvil: Which Joey mocks repeatedly.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He loved his mother.
* GentleGiant: Closest thing to a ScaryBlackMan the show has; literally ''worships'' the GummiBears, and summons the Easter Bunny in his duel with Joey.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* MoralityChain: For Marik; without him, Melvin is able to roam free.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Egyptian Man]]
* TheStoic: Humorously so, given the kinds of subjects he talks about (like GummiBears.)
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gummy bears. He loves them so much, just hearing "gummy bears" is enough to [[spoiler:wake him up from his coma]].
* TheUnfavorite: Depressingly enough, he's this both in-universe ''and'' out.
-->"Jeez, Even in my own flashbacks I'm a minor character."
* VocalDissonance: Has the same deep, gravelly voice as a baby.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tries to please [[{{Jerkass}} his father]], which obviously doesn't work.
* YesMan: Lampshaded when Marik notes all he seems to say is "Yes, Master Marik."

[[folder:Hank Ishtar]]
!!Hank Ishtar

Marik and Ishizu's father and Odion's stepfather. An abusive monster who likes to whip people and is very stupid,


* AbusiveParent: Especially to Odion, who he whipped bloody for ''Marik's'' misbehavior. He also lets Marik play with a pet cobra.
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Hank claims that his poison immunity stemmed from his pet snake Cornelius biting him again and again. He even theorizes that this is why he's "messed up in the head".
* AerithAndBob: Marik, Odion, and Ishizu, the children of Hank and Veronica Ishtar.
* AssholeVictim: No one was upset when Melvin stabbed him.
* BumblingDad: If there's ever a time where he's not busy being an AbusiveParent, he's usually this. For example, he apparently bought Marik an Xbox ''and'' a Playstation, which would be awesome if A) he ever let Marik outside to buy games for them, or B) he'd stop pouring beer inside the consoles.
* CatchPhrase: "Binky boy!"
* FluffyTheTerrible: He loved his poisonous pet snake, Cornelius.
* FunetikAksent[=/=]WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Sounds somewhat Italian-ish and... we don't know.
--> "It was a long taym agoe, een a galuxy FAR, FAR HAWAII..."
* HypocriticalHumor:
** He claims he's "The finest human being in the world," then says he will fix Marik's misbehavior the way he fixes all other problems in his life; whip everyone in a 500-yard radius.
** During "An Ishtar Family Christmas", he claims to hate men with beards because they intimidate him... even though he ''is'' a man with a beard.
* {{Jerkass}}: Of the highest caliber.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Insists that he is the finest human being in the world ''and'' the greatest dad of all time. This isn't sharing a border with InsaneTrollLogic so much as invading it.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's rather full of himself for a guy who lives underground ignorant of the world.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Keeps singing a (modified) version of "The Cat's in the Cradle" while Melvin stabs him to death.
* TooDumbToLive: [[DeathByOriginStory Literally]]. His sole appearances are to establish Marik's StartOfDarkness was killing him for being a terrible parent.
* WhipItGood: "I'm going to fix this like I fix every other problem in my life: by h-whipping everybody within a five-hundred-yard radius!"

[[folder:The Big Five]]
!!Team 4Kids / The Big Five
-> Voiced by members of Creator/TeamFourStar: [=MasakoX=] as Nesbitt, Creator/{{hbi2k}} as Gansley, Creator/{{Lanipator}} as Lecter, [=KaiserNeko=] as Johnson, and [=Takahata101=] as Krump.

A group of former Kaiba Corporation executives who were fooled by Seto into assisting him in taking over Gozaburo's position, only to get screwed by his newfound money. They begrudgingly served him until Pegasus attempted making a deal with them that would give them back their prominent positions. They failed. Afterward, they tried to trap Kaiba in cyberspace. They failed. To add insult to injury, they ended up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard trapped in their own little world]] until Noah stumbled upon them and offered them new positions at 4Kids. They eagerly accepted and now an opportunity has arisen in which they will have their RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* AffectionateParody: Of Creator/FourKidsEntertainment and Creator/TeamFourStar; the latter cast members voice them.
* AmoralAttorney: Johnson is the head of the 4Kids legal department, and the one responsible for repeatedly pulling Abridged Series videos from YouTube.
* BadassCreed: During their proper introduction.
* BiggerBad: Johnson, in a sense. He reveals the one that's repeatedly banned the series from YouTube, but Johnson isn't the main antagonist of the arc.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath:
** Noah asks for suggestions on what to do with the cast of the series once it gets canceled. Their suggestions? "Death by drowning!" "Death by robot!" "Death by justice!" "Death by bad publicity!" "Death by penguins!"
** Lecter actually appears, where it is revealed his job is [[CulturalTranslation localization]], and his deck master Jinzo can destroy internet memes. Given the series' reliance on {{Shout Out}}s, this is actually more effective than it seems.
* DirtyOldMan: Crump. He lusts over Téa during their duel, and is shown in episode 63 [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating to]] {{Pingu}}.
* EagleLand: Lector is of the "America the Boorish" variety.
-->'''Leichter''': It's called ''localization'', Mr. Kaiba. Because I do declare, there's only one country that matters when it comes to translatin' stuff. And that's Americanlanyvania... I mean America.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The other four of the Big Five admit that they don't want Téa's body due to not wanting "Crump's sloppy seconds".
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Crump. His obsession with penguins just creeps everyone out.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Each member is sent to the darkest, most vile parts of the internet. In some cases it's subverted, though.
** Gansley gets sent to Megaupload. [[spoiler: Since the site was taken down by the FBI, this means that he actually dies.]]
** Johnson gets sent to The Dangerous Box.
** Nesbitt winds up on ChatRoulette, where he has an encounter with [[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto]]. He claims he's a robot when he's seen using his human form.
** Leichter ends up on Let's just say he gets royally [[MindScrew Mind Screwed]].
** The only one who seems genuinely happy about his fate is Crump, because he gets sent to [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]] and spams the board with penguins. [[spoiler: The sudden cutoff, however, implies that he gets banned.]]
* GrandTheftMe: Like the show, Nesbitt succeeds in stealing Tristan's body. Unlike the show, Crump takes over Téa's body and remains in it for a few episodes before Marik kicks him out.
* LogicBomb: Invoked with Nesbitt due to him being a robot. When asking "the chicken or the egg" question doesn't work, Duke resorts to showing him [[ the design]] for the main character of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''.
* MerchandiseDriven: Parodied with Nesbitt, who is head of merchandising. He intends to turn Tristan, Duke, and Serenity, into TotallyRadical characters with lots of accessories that will appeal to kids better.
* PhraseCatcher: Nesbitt. After a [[RocketPunch Rocket-powered fist!]], it's obligatory to say "I stand corrected".
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: For their BadassCreed, they recite [[ShoutOut a variation of]] [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the original Team Rocket motto.]]
* RocketPunch: Nesbitt loves this trope.
-->'''Serenity:''' "Okay Nesbitt, which came first: the chicken, or the egg?" \\
'''Nesbitt:''' "The rocket-powered fist!" \\
'''Serenity:''' "But that wasn't one of the opti--OWWWWWW!"
* TheOtherDarrin: [[invoked]] Lampshaded. GanXingba voiced Gansley in his short scene at the end of Season 2, but Hbi2k took over the role for Season 3. Then in a clip show at the end of the season, GanXingba returns as him to note the trope.

[[folder:Dartz's Henchmen]]
!!Dartz's Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen

Dartz's three henchmen who love riding on their motorcycles. They are ''extremely'' disturbed by his accent distorting his plans to have sexual implications.


* {{Badass Biker}}s: Though Yugi and Joey don't think so.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Alister, in the Kami-Con 2011 trailer, when he takes Dartz's orders to have Creator/MarianneMiller sign his d?ck to its logical conclusion.
-->'''Marianne Miller:''' How do you even hide that?! Where do you put it?! I-I'm not even angry, anymore. I'm impressed, actually.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Raphael started as a generic henchman whose only line was "Zugzug." Later installments of Evil Council turned him into a DeadpanSnarker.
* DeadpanSnarker: Raphael after CharacterMarchesOn.
--> '''Raphael''': Are they [the new members] gonna be lamer than the last one?\\
'''Zombie Boy''': [[ImStandingRightHere I'm standing right here.]]\\
'''Raphael''': Sup', lame-o?
* TheDragon: Raphael, the leader of the motorcycle riding henchmen and Dart'z right-hand.
* HalfheartedHenchman: They help Dartz but find him ''really'' weird.
* JustFollowingOrders: Or at least what they ''assume'' are Dartz' orders.
* LandDownUnder: Valon is Australian.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to their boss, anyway.
* PokemonSpeak: Rafael, who said nothing but "[[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} ZUG ZUG]]" in the first two ''Evil Council'' videos.
* SuddenlyVoiced: After that he normally speaks in a [[DeadpanSnarker slow and droning fashion]]. Dartz [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
-->"Mayan, I liked you bettah when you said "zoog zoog". Ya weren't such a little bitch!"
* SurroundedByIdiots: Rafael knows this all too well, which is why he does the monologuing.

[[folder:Roba Family]]
!!Roba Family

A gang of circus freaks led by Espa Roba, their brother duels to support them.


* CatchPhrase: "Would you like this baby?" and "This X doesn't deserves a spot in/on my Y, but it might make a good coaster for my drink!"
* CircusBrat: They used to work in the circus. Including the baby.
* NoIndoorVoice: They all shout all the time.
* ParentalAbandonment: They have no visible parents. They also keep trying (and failing) to give their youngest sibling away.
* PhonyPsychic: Espa Roba pretends to be psychic, but Joey immediately catches on since Mai already tried that before.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Espa Roba is ''37 years old'' despise looking not much older than Yugi. Yami theorizes is for the in-breeding.


The leader of the Elite Beat Agents and minor antagonist for the Pilot episode of Season Zero. [[Anime/Yugioh5Ds Becomes a motorcycle-riding security guard in the future]].


* BigOlEyebrows: His gigantic eyebrows are the first thing Yugi notices about him.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His intentions are revealed when he demands 20000 Yen (That's like a whole dollar!) for his services (AKA beating up Joey and Tristan without Yugi ever telling him that he wanted him to.)
* StealthPun:
--> [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Elite Beat Agents.]]
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Played for laughs when Yugi found out that he beat the ever loving crap out of Joey and Tristan.
--> The Elite Beat Agents tried to solve your problems the old-fashioned way - by dancing. But unfortunately these guys refused to play along. So we tried a new method. We call it BEATING THEM HALF TO DEATH!

!!Minor Characters

!!Ryo Bakura

The present-time Bakura. Quite effeminate, and very, very British, he tends to get pushed in the background a lot by his evil side, who possesses the Millennium Ring.
* CampStraight: He's not gay, he's just British. He even asked Téa if she fancied a shag once.
* TheChewToy: For a short time in Season 2. "I say Yugi, can I be in this episod- ''[insert horrible injury here]'' Oh bugger!" Repeat [[RuleOfThree twice more]] with escalating levels of buggery.
* DemotedToExtra: Even ''more so'' than in the original series. '''Yami''' Bakura, [[SpotlightStealingSquad on the other hand]]...
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His father installed a gaydar in his Millennium Ring for this reason.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one cares about Bakura at all; Yami claims he doesn't even know his name.
* IAmVeryBritish: Mocked repeatedly.
* LastNameBasis: No one bothered to ask what his first name is (nor do they care when he finally tells them).
* MistakenForGay: He's not gay, he's just British. Flipped for his SuperpoweredEvilSide; Yami Bakura is not British, he's just gay.
* MommasBoy: In episode 16:
-->'''Tristan''': Nobody cares about you want!\\
'''Bakura''':...My mummy does...
* ShipperOnDeck: Debatable, but interestingly enough, every time he has shown up in the creator's spinoff fanfics he's been subtly helping Yami Bakura and Marik together. This despite the fact that he's OutOfFocus most of time because of his dark side. Why he bothers, no one really knows.

[[folder:Weevil and Rex]]
!!Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor

A pair of professional duelists modelled after Beevis and Butthead. Snicker a lot at dirty words, and not much else.


* AdaptationDyeJob: Lampshaded by Rex in The Other Abridged Movie after Kaiba beats him in a card game.
-->'''Rex:''' This sucks. I'm gonna go dye my hair.
* CaptainErsatz: Of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', respectively.
* CatchPhrase: "Come... to Raptor," for Rex.
* CloserToEarth: Rex is smarter than Weevil, but only on a relative comparison.
* TheDitz: Weevil is the dumber one.
* HehHehYouSaidX
-->'''Rex:''' You said 'region'!
* IBangedYourMom:
-->'''Weevil:''' I already rule. Heh heh, I rule, heh heh.\\
'''Rex:''' You don't rule, Weevil!\\
'''Weevil:''' I rule your mom last night.\\
'''Rex:''' Shut up, asshole, that was your mom and it was me doing the ruling, heh heh.\\
'''Weevil:''' DAMN IT REX!!
* ThoseTwoGuys: Almost universally appear together to make jokes together.

!!Mako Tsunami, the freaky fish guy

A water duelist who is mocked for his obsession with fish, something he hates.


* AmusingInjuries: Attempted on Yugi, successfully employed against Grandpa, who he impales with a harpoon.
* BerserkButton: Being called a Freaky Fish Guy. He eventually comes to accept it, however.
--> '''Joey:''' "You're not just ''a'' Freaky Fish Guy, you are ''the'' Freaky Fish Guy!"
* BladeOnAStick: He loves chucking harpoons at things.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's very loud and energetic.
* CargoShip: [[invoked]] He was married to the Ocean at one point. Then he dated an Aquarium before getting back together with the Ocean.
* MemeticMutation: [[invoked]] Lampshaded, "freaky fish guy" went this route after Season 1. Joey convinces Mako to embrace his reputation as this because giving the fandom a meme and a RunningGag is more contribution than many other characters can claim, and he should be proud of it.
* NoSocialSkills: None, whatsoever. It's why he threw a harpoon at Yugi when they first met, because he didn't know how to ask him to stay.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Lampshaded by Téa.
-->'''Téa:''' [[CovertPervert I like that he doesn't wear a shirt!]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Threw a harpoon at a kid who called him a freaky fish guy.
-->'''Mako:''' What? That could have been anyone's harpoon!

[[folder:Bandit Keith]]
!!"Bandit" Keith Steve Howard

A cheating duelist from America, who is proud to be from America and duels for American pride against fellow American Pegasus... in America!


* AnythingButThat: The French national anthem terrifies him because French is the exact opposite of American.
* BerserkButton: He completely loses it when Joey uses his Copycat card to [[BorrowedCatchphrase steal his catchphrase]] and is hauled away by security.
* BreakoutCharacter: Thanks to Little Kuriboh's giving him a catchphrase, Bandit Keith's popularity exploded. This was lampshaded in the episode summary for one version of Episode 11, his debut episode: "once upon a time, no one wanted to cosplay as Bandit Keith. Then this episode happened."
* CatchPhrase: He loves to talk about America. [[MemeticMutation In America!]]
* EagleLand: Except he's not actually American. He's [[CanadaEh Canadian]].
* NoTrueScotsman: Apparently his opinion of Pegasus.
-->"I pledge allegiance to your death, you sorry excuse for an American!"
* PatrioticFervor: Keith loves America, American things, and talking about America.
* VerbalTic: He has one... in America!
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: TropeNamer

[[folder:The Hair Guy]]
!!Hair Guy (Kemo)

A security guard for Pegasus and (formerly) Kaiba. Has an unspecified acquaintance known as the Mullet Guy, who may be his brother.


* CatchPhrase: "Attention Duelists!", "My hair is..." usually follows or they're separate.
* CoolShades: Always seen with his sunglasses.
* ImprobableHairstyle: It's apparently the source of his power (to defy gravity), but definitely the source of both the jokes used for him and his popularity.
* LukeIAmYourFather: He claims that his hair is Tristan's father.


Some "giant-faced mutant" Gozaburo hired as a Butler. Appears in Kaiba's flashback during ''The Cancelled Series''. Also is the one who helped Seto take the company away from Gozaburo by giving his shares.


* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In one scene, he is seen plotting to one day smash everything and force his masters to do silverware as a vengeance for Gozaburo's bad treatment. Then Mokuba arrives, politely asks him a service, and thanks and praises him when he agrees. Hobson immediatly decides he won't smash Mokuba because of this. This might also be the reason he betrayed Gozaburo gave his shares to Seto
* TheDogBitesBack: Plans to do this to Gozaburo. He eventually does it by helping Seto get the company.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk''
* {{Gonk}}: The reason Seto refers to him as a mutant.
* HulkSpeak: "HOBSON SMASH!"
* NoIndoorVoice: Constantly yells his lines out loud.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Comes with HulkSpeak.


Shadi is the ancient guardian of the Millennium Items, but he's not very good at his job since they kept getting stolen.

* CaptainErsatz: Of ''Film/{{Borat}}''.
-->'''Yugi:''' I suppose it could be worse. You could be acting like Film/{{Bruno}}.
* DeadAllAlong: [[TheUntwist Parodied]]. At one point, he just randomly tells Ishizu and Marik that he's a ghost. They ask what that has to do with anything.
* HowDoYouSay: Invokes it on occasion.
* {{Jerkass}}: "I am, how you say, kind of a dick."
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: "Man will become like the animal, animal will become like the dirt, and dirt will become like the Jew."
* SpiritAdvisor: Subverted, as he only shows up if absolutely necessary, mostly to screw with people or tell them information that they already know, then leaves without actually helping them.

[[folder:The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future]]
!!The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future

A robot from the future... or the past... maybe? It appears to Kaiba in visions to help him. Or at least, it tries to.


* TheCameo: Returns in TheStinger for ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged''.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Parodied. He tries to convince Kaiba that there is no {{God}}. Except, in the ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' world, the Egyptian Gods are ''real'' (and that's not even getting into the gods of the other ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' 'verses. The fact that he [[EpilepticTrees may or may be part of Kaiba's subconsciousness]], who is himself one of these, may have something to do with it.
* LukeIAmYourFather: He claims he's Kaiba's father. Likely untrue.
* ShoutOut: Based on- no, the ''exact same character'' from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''... [[{{Dissimile}} except that he's voiced by Little Kuriboh now.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: To Kaiba. In theory.
* TalkativeLoon: He talks a lot when he appears, but little of it makes sense.
* UnreliableNarrator: Never trust anything he says. He'll effectively {{Retcon}} it with his next appearance. [[TropesAreNotBad This is, however, precisely what his humour revolves around]].

!!Jaden Yuki
-> Voiced by [=ShadyVox=] of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries''.

The hyperactive protagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', who thinks he's black, loves to spontaneously rap, and is highly disliked by other characters.

* TheArtifact: Jaden's PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy characterization comes from a one-off joke early in the series where Joey criticized "Yu-Gi-Oh Music/{{DMX}}," complete with an intro set to "X Gon' Give It to Ya." Since then, the show has always been referred to as ''GX'', but Jaden's rapping remains.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: "Jaden's Rap", where he raps explicitly about how he drinks and does drugs, gets laid whenever and with whoever he wants, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cheats at school]], until he eventually gets tired of Yami's questions and shoots him in the head.
* BoastfulRap: [[ Jaden gladly tells Yami why he's so great]].
* BreakoutCharacter: The positive reception for Shady's various performances as Jaden has helped make the character very popular in the Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged community.
* ButtMonkey: Everyone hates Jaden and makes fun of him. Played up in TheMovie, to the point where he'll be called out for saying something unfunny... [[HypocriticalHumor only to have Yami laugh at the exact same gag when Yusei says it]].
* DemonicPossession: Freely and cheerfully admits that his having fused with Yubel probably counts as this.
* DumbAssHasAPoint: Is the one who points out how utterly stupid Paradox's plan is and how he's acting like a villain. Even Yusei agrees with him
* HotBlooded: He's eager to duel any time.
* IdiotHero: By far the most passionate of the three heroes and by far the most prone to making silly mistakes.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: At the Ishtar family's christmas special, in Hank's re-telling of Jesus's birth. He shows up as one of the three kings along side Yami and Jack, yet they don't recognize him as the king of something.
-->'''Yami:''' I am the King of games.\\
'''Jack:''' [[NoIndoorVoice I'M THE KING OF RIDING DUELS!]]\\
'''Jaden:''' And I'm the King of the Dark World.\\
'''Yami:''' Wait, aren't you Jaden?\\
'''Jaden:''' (''[[CryCute sniff]]'') I just wanted to be special.\\
'''Yami:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, don't worry, you're very special.]] [[KickTheDog You're a special little snowflake.]]
* IKnowMortalKombat: Learned Parkour with ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
* InformedFlaw: PlayedForLaughs; characters in-universe hate his rapping, but most fans find his songs catchy and love [=ShadyVox=]'s voice.
* {{Keet}}: To the point that other characters can't stand him.
--> "And I'm Jaden Yuki, the cute, hyperactive one that people want to choke in his sleep!"
* {{Leitmotif}}: In addition to playing during the aforementioned joke that spawned Jaden's character, "[[Music/{{DMX}} X Gon' Give It to Ya]]" pops up in the Jaden Vs. Yugi video and the 10th Anniversary Abridged Movie trailer.
** George Michael's "Flawless (Go to the City)" is also another one of his {{Leitmotif}}s, spawning the CatchPhrase that he's "ABSOLUTELY☆★FLAWLESS!"
* MarySue: Or so says Yami. [[invoked]]
* MythologyGag: His character is surrounded by references to RunningGags from Shady's original ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'', such as him complaining about [[AmusingInjuries "breaking his coccyx"]] in "Yugi vs. Jaden: BATTLE!" and claiming to be "Absolutely Flawless!" in the Tenth Anniversary Abridged Movie.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:he accidentally spoils the fact that Yami dies in his series, which ends up trapping him, Yami and Yusei in Subspace.]]
--> '''Yami:''' Way to go, Jaden.
* LeParkour: "It's a good thing I play a lot of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''."
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: He uses a lot of jive talk.
* RealMenWearPink: He's been taking ballet for six years.
* TheScrappy: In-universe. Yami and Yusei pretty much despise him and will call him out for even the slightest thing... ''even if it isn't actually bad''. The ''Abridged'' fanbase [[EnsembleDarkhorse seems to think otherwise]], however.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Loved out-of-universe, hated in-universe
* WhatTheHellHero: A milder example. When Yugi tries mocking him for having "imaginary friends", his only response is, "[[HypocriticalHumor Oh, right]], ''[[DemonicPossession look who's talking]]''."

-> Voiced by KaijiTang.

One of Jaden's two "imaginary friends", aka "the demon living inside my head." Actually a living spirit residing in the actual card "Yubel."


* SpiritAdvisor: To Jaden, in theory. At least, it's her role in the canon.

[[folder:Lyman Banner]]
!!Lyman Banner

A side character from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' who accompanies Jaden in ''Bonds Beyond Time'' in spirit form.


* AsianAndNerdy: Constantly made fun of.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm Asian!" and variations thereof.
* SatelliteCharacter: He... only really exists to cheer Jaden on and refer to his Asian-ness. [=ShadyVox=]'s ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'' does give him a more fleshed out personality, though he is a more prominent character there.

!!Yusei Fudo
-> Voiced by [=TheAzureCrow=].

The protagonist of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. He's one of the saner characters in the series, despite the fact that he dates his bike. He has an incredibly nice voice.
* AnimeHair: Ironically, he calls any other character by their hairs.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Deliberately played up it seems. Lampshaded in the movie when he introduces himself to Yugi.
--> "I'm the serious one with a voice that makes the fangirls ''swoon''".
* BerserkButton: Do not call his bike smelly.
* CanadaEh: From the credits of ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', it says "Every time Yusei slips into a Canadian accent, [[DrinkingGame take a drink]]".
* CatchPhrase:
** "I came... to [location]." It'll always get subverted by the end of the video, leading to gems like this:
-->'''Yusei''': "Paradox... I came." \\
'''Paradox''': "What?!" \\
'''Yusei''': "To the past." \\
'''Paradox''': "Oh." \\
'''Yusei''': "[[JizzedInMyPants But I also had an orgasm!]]"
** In the movie, "[[HypocriticalHumor What's wrong with his hair?]]"
* ComedicSociopathy: He regards the day Jack Atlas destroyed the city during a mic test as the worst day of his life on the grounds that he couldn't get laid due to everyone being too busy burning to death.
* TheComicallySerious: Very much so. Though he rarely makes actual jokes, he's still hilarious.
* CompanionCube[=/=]CargoShip: [[invoked]] His bike is his girlfriend. It's because girls are smelly. [[BerserkButton It doesn't go well for Aki when she tries to retaliate]].
* GirlsHaveCooties: "Girls are smelly".
* JizzedInMyPants: It happens to be from riding on a motorcycle for long periods of time; go figure.
* TheModestOrgasm: "Jack? I came... again."
* OnlySaneMan: He's rather intelligent and competent as far as this series goes.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: An honest-to-goodness believer, despite the fact that their antics (Jack and Jaden) and assholery (Yugi) annoy him most of the time.
* StraightMan: To Jack. And Yugi and Jaden to some extent.
* TranquilFury:
-->'''Aki:''' Well, ''I'' think ''motorcycles'' are smelly!\\
'''Yusei:''' {{Get out}}.\\
'''Aki:''' But-\\
'''Yusei:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis GET. OUT!]]

!!Jack Atlas

Another main character from ''5Ds''. Likes CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES and has NoIndoorVoice.


* CatchPhrase: "CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!" Later "re-branded" to "DUEL MONSTERS ON D-WHEELS!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Thinks Paradox is Waldo of WheresWaldo when Yusei spots him in an old picture, and thinks the ash of the crumbling city is snow.
* ForgetfulJones: He was surprised to find out that he used to be in a band. He's forgotten again before the end of the conversation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yusei, although at one point they're called "Slightly homo life partners".
* HypocriticalHumor: Calls Paradox a dick for stealing Yusei's Stardust Dragon card, before admitting "I know I did it in season one, but uh... He's a dick!"
* NoIndoorVoice: So much so that Jack shouting into a microphone caused a ''giant explosion''.
-->'''Yusei''': The strange part is that the microphone wasn't even plugged in.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: He's supposed to be Australian. This is parodied by dubbing his voice over a clip from ''Film/CrocodileDundee.''
* SimpletonVoice: He sounds as dumb as he is.

!!Yuma Tsukumo

Protagonist of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Cameos at the end of ''Beonds Beyond Time''.

* AnimeHair: As is tradition for the series.
* CatchPhrase: EXTREME!!!!!
* NoIndoorVoice: Shouts all the time.
* TotallyRadical: "Get set to get decked, motherf*ckers, yeah!"

[[folder:The Slender Man]]
!![[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]], aka Jack Slenderman

The Slender Man. Know him. Fear him. Give him $20 or he'll ruin your movie. And possibly eat some kids along the way. Was formerly Bakura's college roommate, and has made several guest appearances in the spinoff videos, though he hasn't appeared in the actual material. [[TheEndOrIsIt Yet.]] Appeared as the Third Angel in [[ LittleKuriboh's Card Games For Charity NGE One-Shot]].


* AffablyEvil: He drives people insane and eats children, but disapproves of talking at the cinema.
* AttentionWhore: '''"I would like to be in the movie. Could I be in the movie?"'''
* CanonForeigner: Yeah, was anyone expecting Slender Man to be a prominent character at any point?
* CatchPhrase: '''''"Hey, Guys!"'''''
* ChildEater: He thinks Marik's script needs better dialogue, more explosions, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick dead children]] - I mean, Kurt Russell.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His idea of an amusing prank is to pose as a store mannequin and swallow people whole. He seems to regard killing them as secondary to ruining their shopping trip.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: He personifies this trope quite nicely.
* DropInCharacter: Becomes this on ''LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines''.
-->'''Marik:''' Man, our neighbours suck, Bakura.
* EyelessFace: Upgrades from TheBlank to this in Concrete Giraffes.
* HumanoidAbomination: Though he seems pretty friendly.
* ItsWhatIDo: Eating children.
* LargeHam: He's another loud character.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Which he uses [[OffstageVillainy offstage]].
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Several steps down from his regular characterization, but he still has his moments.
* PopCulturedBadass: Enjoys 90s kids shows such as ''Tiny Toons'' and ''Freakazoid''.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: In-universe, when he [[spoiler: wrestles away control of ''Concrete Giraffes'' from Marik, making himself the main character.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: And it's ''hilarious''. Except for the last few seconds of ''Marik Plays VideoGame/{{Slender}}''.

[[folder:Egyptian God Cards]]
!!The Egyptian God Cards

Monster cards created by Maximillion Pegasus. They are children's trading cards with the powers of actual Egyptian gods, confirmation if ever needed that card games are serious business. They are Obelisk the Tormentor, Slypher the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken. In episode 61, however, they're later referred to by their original names.


* BerserkButton: They ''do not'' take having a counterfeit of them being used.
* LargeHam: See BerserkButton.
* OddNameOut: Initially, Obelisk is the only one not to have his name changed from the original anime. Probably so we can hear the phrase "I'M TOOOOOR-MENTING YOU!" once more.
* RunningGagged: The joke names were seemingly dropped near the end of Season 3. Asking why they were called joke names gets a response of "Nobody knows, and it's not funny!"