Characters: Shadowchasers-The Blue Knights Legion
Introduced in Tournament of Shadows
, these are fifty professional duelists sponsored by Lessiux Media Unlimited, and make up half of the contestants in the second Duelist Kingdom Tournament. They seem to come from all walks of life, and other than their profession and affiliation with Lessiux, have very little in common. Note that Kyon Rokudai is a member of this group, but he is included in the * Non-Shadowchaser Protagonists and Allies
A mysterious member of the Blue Knights who might be the most powerful member, she seems to be working for the same strange entity as Zanth and Xander. (Zanth does not like her much, however.) She was only seen briefly, fighting off some trespassing members of a cult who tried to disrupt the tournament.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Exactly how her deck works is unclear, but this seems to be the theme. She is seen using an incredibly powerful Synchro Monster named Kiganjou which takes the form of a titanic elemental; it has 2,900 base ATK, plus 200 for every non-Tuner used to summon it (and she summons it by Tuning five monsters).
- Red Baron: "The Force of Nature"
- Ascended Extra: Same as the deal with Hakata.
- Genre Savvy: At least compared to his anime counterpart, he is, as Nichole notes. He's far more careful in making his moves than Ryuzaki ever was. Best example: Nichole has a Monster with zero ATK, but it's not a legit target so long she has as three other Monsters - one of which is Amazoness Swords Woman - in play. He has a Monster with five-thousand ATK, and has drawn Forbidden Chalice. Most players would use the Spell on the Monster with zero ATK to nullify its effect and make it vulnerable, but he's smart enough to consider her set card, and wait until she triggers it. (A smart choice, because it turns out to be Staunch Defender, which she planned to use to draw his attack to Swords Woman, causing him to lose if he had taken the obvious choice.)
- OC Stand In: For the same reasons as Hakata.
- Straight Man: To Hakata. (In fact, while Hakata has a lot in common with his counterpart in the original anime, Hakozaki has very little in common with his.)
- Ascended Extra: Same as the deal with Hakata and Hakozaki.
- Annoying Laugh: Even reading the text makes him sound annoying.
- Berserk Button: He gets serious quickly when Leroy mentions his loss to Jack Atlas, something he clearly did not take well. (Especially as he was one of two duelists who won against Mukuro Enjo before Atlas did).
- Homage: His attitude and syntax has a lot in common with that of Lobo; he even calls himself "the main man". (7th Librarian admits this was intentional.)
- Large Ham: Even when he isn't dueling. (And he hasn't done so in-story yet.)
- OC Stand In: Same reasons as Hakata and Hakozaki.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his overall cocky and slightly condescending attitude, he does show some sincere sympathy for Leroy's Game-Breaking Injury effectively disqualifying him from the tournament.
- The Rival: He seems to know Leroy from somewhere, and they do not like each other.
- The Alcoholic: He is a satyr...
- Big Badass Bird of Prey/Blow You Away: Uses a Harpie Deck
- The Hedonist: Again, something his species is known for, unfortunately.
- Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: His ace card is Harpie Empress, an Xyz Monster that depicts Kujaku Mai as a Harpie. He thinks she would be flattered by this, but everyone else disagrees.
- Jerkass: Too many reasons to list.
- Lolicon: If his amused reaction to his Harpie Hatching Season card is to be believed (as the card summons nude Harpie hatchlings covered in some kind of fluid) much to Bruno, Ace and Kyon's disgust.
- Loophole Abuse: The tournament is supposed to be charity event. However, McGuinness cleverly chooses his fraternity program as the charity so that his fraternity can keep the money and do whatever they want with it. (He doesn't get away with it, however, seeing as his fraternity likely won't be around much longer; he admits during the duel that its members have been using illegal drugs for months, completely forgeting that the duel is being televised.
- Lust: Very much so, being a satyr and all. He even uses the original, uncensored Harpie Lady cards in his duels just so that he could enjoy staring at them whenever he duels.
- Really Gets Around: Starting to see a trend here? He's even starred in a few X-rated movies, apparently.
- Signature Card: Harpie Empress
- Sore Loser: After losing to Bruno. In Chapter 13, he even teams up with Hakata and Serket in a attempted murder plot against their Shadowchaser rivals.
- Terrible Trio: With Hakata and Serket in Chapter 13. (Unfortunately for them, he pretty much turns them into a Goldfish Poop Gang.)
- Wacky Fratboy Hijinx: Inverted. In this case, he learns that such actions tend to have consequences.
A Russian duelist and Kenshin's first opponent.
A dark elf who seems to be interested in Ember (and Jetta the Bronze-Hearted) for some plan. Quite likely, he is up to no-good.
- An Ice Person: His deck focuses on ice-themed monsters and ones that use Ice Counters.
- Berserk Button: And very easy to press. It's all Sarah can do to keep him from flying into rage.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: All we know about his plan (which is a "contingency plan" in case another one fails) is that it involves a "device" which he needs Jetta for. Using Ember as a hostage to lure Jetta into a trap has been suggested as a means to do it. He also mentions that he is working for someone, but just who is not known. He later says that this unnamed employer is insistent that he prevent any casualties among tournament contestants.
- Mean Boss: Towards Sarah
An associate of Zanth who seems to be his secretary (at least that's what Xander calls her).
- An Ice Person: She is a yuki-onna, a powerful undead spirit with powers over ice and cold, presumably becoming one after Zanth summoned her.
- Deadly Hug: Standard MO of a yuki-onna; they use seductive looks to lure a man into an embrace and then freeze them solid. (She claims this is an addiction. Hakata almost falls victim to it, but Zanth catches her in the act.)
- Familiar: Described as a "dark familiar", to Zanth. Given the background given, this type of familiar is clearly very different than standard ones like Sorsha.
- Leonine Contract: Probably one with the worst conditions ever. She gets rescued from Hell after her soul is damned (for whatever reason, it isn't clear, but there's no evidence it was undeserved) and in return, she pretty much has to do whatever Zanth wants. He reminded her once that he could send her back at any time if it doesn't work out; not the sort of agreement you want to mess up.
- No Name Given: "Sarah" is simply a name that Zanth gave her. It isn't known what her real name is.
- Restraining Bolt: After she almost kills Hakata (which she was clearly told not to do), Zanth shackles her hands together with chains that apparently serve this purpose before he yells at her. (These appear to be the same restraints that devils use on damned souls in Hell; at least she remembers them as such.)
- Sexy Secretary: This is what Xander calls her. (In truth, as far as Zanth is concerned, she's an infernal familiar, a special type of familiar that's stronger that the average type.) Sexy, most definitely.
An associate of Zanth. He appears to be human, and works for the same employer as Zanth.
- Ambiguously Human: He looks human on the surface (somewhat odd, but still human) but his duel with Maddie hints it may be a disguise. She briefly sees something monstrous when she looks at him, suggesting his appearance on the surface may not be what it seems.
- Affably Evil: While it's still too early to call him "evil", he is nonetheless polite to Maddie when they first meet and even after he defeats her in a duel.
- Straight Man: To Zanth. He believes that the "contigency plan" is an obsession, and that the chances of capturing Jetta alive are slim, insisting that they focus on the actual plan. (Which remains unknown, but apparently involves competing in the Tournament).
A regional champion from Hong Kong, she is Ace's first opponent in the tournament.
- Anime Chinese Girl: More or less.
- Braids of Action
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: She uses a Dragon Deck, but with a twist: Most of her Dragons are based on Oriental dragons rather than western ones, belonging to an odd archetype called Orochi Dragons.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: A very potent in-universe example. A large part of her strategy uses the F.G.D., not just the OCG/TCG version, but the Ritual Monster version used by the Big Five, summoning both at once (using Dragon's Mirror after making the Ritual Summon). If this trick works, the Ritual version can destroy every card on her opponent's field, letting the Fusion version make a direct attack (which the Ritual version cannot, due to its drawback.)
- Genki Girl: Seriously. If she were Japanese, it would be a very literal case.
- Muggle: Not only does she seem ignorant of the existence of Shadows, she doesn't seem to have ever heard of the Shadowchasers at all, and goes so far as to accuse Ace of belonging to some evil organization simply because of the name.
- Not So Different: Neither she nor Ace make that claim, but the narration does, and it's obvious, especially in regards to their hair-trigger tempers. And it's enough to make them fierce rivals nearly on sight.
A Chinese astronaut turned duelist. His deck is never seen, because he is eliminated very early.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: He sprays his opponents with nitrous oxide, making them woozy and unable to duel properly. The tournament security immediately figures out what he is doing and disqualifies him on the spot.
CARDTECH =/= Johanna Jonsdottir
An advanced robot and dueling AI.
- Combat Tentacles
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Not only is it a subversion of the Trope, Johanna pretty much explains why the Trope is so unrealistic.
- Claustrophobia: Inverted. Johanna has the opposite, agoraphobia, and is afraid to leave her house, requiring her to duel via remote control.
- Fantastic Racism: Has a very low opinion on humans.
- Fun with Acronyms: CARDTECH stands for Clever Allower for Recreational Dueling Through Electronic Controls from Home.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Kill Sat: Uses a Satellite Cannon deck.
- Machine Monotone: However, while its voice is synthesized, it still displays a lot of emotion.
- The Man Behind the Curtain: The robot is really controlled by a scientist named Johanna Jonsdottir, who has severe agoraphobia.
- Robot Master: Johanna originally built CARDTECH for battling robot competitions like BattleBots, but the cost of maintaining, fueling, and transporting it made using it for such purposes unfeasible. Her whole reason for competing in a charity tournament is to gain publicity for it and hopefully spurn interest in someone who can use it.
- Shout-Out: The others comment in their minds that it looks like the Pokémon Metagross.