A list of the Loads and Loads of Characters in the Fan Fiction series Yu-Gi-Oh! Forever.Currently under construction.WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.
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The Five Man Band
Yugo MutoThe lead protagonist and only son of famous duelist Yugi Muto. Following in his father's footsteps, he wields the legendary Dark Magician strategy, even though he's been nursing a years-old inferiority complex regarding his father's fame.
Seta KaibaThe son of Seto Kaiba and successor to the Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategy. His rivalry with Yugo is fierce but friendly, a huge moving away from their fathers' past rivalry.
Jenna WheelerThe daughter of Joey Wheeler and, predictably, one of Yugo's closest friends. Like her father before her, she wields the power of the Red-Eyes Black Dragon.
Kyo BakuraThe son of Ryou Bakura, and one of the voices of reason for Yugo's group. He uses an Archlord deck strategy.
Miki TaylorJenna's cousin, who moves to Domino City with her parents shortly after Seta arrives there. Her deck strategy revolves around a Knight theme.
Acquaintances and Allies
Blaze RedmanA world-renowned duelist who is famous for using Fire-attribute monsters. Has an ongoing rivalry with Wade Ocean.
Wade OceanBlaze Redman's chief rival, famous for his Water-attribute monsters and in particular his "Umi" style.
Flora GreenA duelist who utilizes a combination of Insect-type and Plant-type monsters.
Marcus IronsideA duelist who specializes in Machine-type monsters.
Shigeo TatsunokoA duelist who specializes in Ninja-themed monsters. He develops a rivalry with Miki.
Raven PegasusThe adopted son of Maximillion Pegasus, and Honey Pegasus' older biological brother. Unlike his father, his deck strategy revolves around the Different Dimension strategy.
Honey PegasusPegasus' adopted daughter and Raven's biological younger sister. Taking a page from her adopted father's book, she utilizes a deck strategy based on his legendary Toon monsters.
Malachi JordanThe British Intercontinental champion, and the main antagonist of the Intercontinental Arc. He experienced Defeat Means Friendship, but never made a complete Heel-Face Turn.
Miriam JordanMalachi Jordan's younger sister and the sole female in their specific group of True Companions. Her deck strategy revolves around the use of Magic/Spell cards, both to prevent opponents from attacking and to drain their life points.
Luke JerichoOne of Malachi's personal entourage, Miriam's boyfriend and David's older brother. He utilizes a Rock-themed deck.
David JerichoOne of Malachi's personal entourage and Luke's younger brother. He utilizes a Beast-Warrior deck.
Jillian UriahA 17-year-old girl who has been employed as a bodyguard despite her young age, and at the time of her debut is appointed as Seta Kaiba's personal bodyguard. Her deck strategy revolves around the famous Guardian monsters.
GINAA computer program with sentience, introduced just prior to the start of the JUDAS arc. She's initially found by Miki one afternoon while wandering around the internet, and is (reluctantly) accepted by Kaiba after proving her capabilities as a super-computer program.
Janus YukiOne of the two people in Forever who canonically defeat Yugo, and a second-year student in the Osiris/Slifer Red dorm at Duel Academy. He is also the son of Jaden Yuki and Alexis Rhodes, and wields his father's Elemental Hero deck with astonishing proficiency.
Natasha TruesdaleOne of Janus's Osiris Red classmates, she's got a bad reputation as one of the worst duelists among the students of Duel Academy. She's one of those students who get to enter the Dueltropolis tournament as a course requirement.
Ricardo MisawaAnother of Janus's friends who enters Dueltropolis to get his grade, he's in the Ra Yellow dorm at Duel Academy.
This list consists primarily of the parents of the main characters, unless otherwise indicated. Most if not all of these characters were main characters in their earlier respective canon series; here, they've been Demoted to Extra for the most part. Tropes listed here concern their characterization specific to this fanfic; for more tropes from their previous series, see the relevant character pages.
Yugi MutoThe previous protagonist of the canon Yu-Gi-Oh! series, and here the retired former Duel Monsters world champion. At the beginning of the story Yugi has been raising his son Yugo as a single father, with assistance from his mother (Yugo's grandmother) who lives with them. Yugi works as an archaeologist, historian and researcher alongside Ryou Bakura.
Seto KaibaThe well-known business mogul from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, he's still the CEO of Kaibacorp in this story's time-line, as well as being a single father who's been raising his 16-year-old son Seta for quite some time prior to the start of the time-line proper, and he's also a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee. The years have given him some much-needed Character Development from his younger days, though he's still recognizable as the Kaiba we all know and love (or hate).
Grandma MutoYugi's mother and Yugo's grandmother. She's residing with her son and grandson to give them support.
Joey WheelerYugi's best friend from the original series, and his next-door neighbor in this story's continuity. He's married to Mai Valentine, is Jenna's father, and is Tristan's brother-in-law.
Mai Wheeler (nee Valentine)Joey's wife, Jenna's mother, and Serenity and Tristan's sister-in-law. She's the voice of reason in the Wheeler household.
Tristan TaylorMiki's father and Jenna's uncle, he remains one of Yugi's close friends. He's also in business together with his wife Serenity and their other friend Duke Devlin.
Serenity Taylor (nee Wheeler)Joey's little sister is now also Tristan's wife, Miki's mother and Mai's sister-in-law. Like Mai, she acts as a voice of reason for her brother and husband.
Ryou BakuraNo longer the recognizable Butt Monkey of the canon series, Ryou Bakura here is an archaeologist and researcher alongside Yugi Muto. His family relations are...complicated, judging from his very different interactions with his two sons.
Téa Bakura (nee Gardner)Wife to Ryou and mother to Kyo and Jan (before the latter changed his surname to Shimizu). Like Serenity and Mai, she acts as a voice of reason, although not to her own husband—but rather to Joey and Tristan.
Maximillion PegasusEverybody's favorite childish (or not) card-game creator from the original series. Here, he's also the head of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee, as well as the adopted father of Raven and Honey Pegasus, whose birth parents were close friends of his prior to their deaths in a plane crash.
Duke DevlinMany years after the end of the original canon series, Duke Devlin has become a business partner alongside Tristan Taylor in their own corporation, Devlin and Taylor. He's also a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.
Marik IshtarThe former leader of the Rare Hunters from the first canon series, Marik in this story serves as Yugo's primary ally during the JUDAS arc, supplying him with a place to stay and sage advice, as well as rare cards to spruce up his deck.
Alexis Rhodes-YukiThe wife of Jaden Yuki and mother of Janus, vice-principal of the central Duel Academy, and a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.
Zane TruesdaleA member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee. When first introduced, he doesn't have a very good relationship with his two children, due to events in their shared past.
Dr. Vellian CrowlerThe head of the Obelisk Blue boys' dorm at Duel Academy.
Vivian WongPreviously a contender in the KC Grand Prix in the original series, she has since become a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.
Zigfried von SchroederA member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee, and now a good guy after his Heel-Face Turn in the previous anime canon. He's also the creator of the Adventure Monsters game, which he introduces during the eponymous arc (the one before Dueltropolis).
The main antagonists of the JUDAS arc, this group consists of persons who believe (justifiably or not) that society or specific individuals have betrayed them in one way or another, and have come together to get revenge for said betrayals. The core group consists of seven individuals who wield the power of the revived Millennium Items and wear robes corresponding to the Roy G Biv color scheme; they have at their disposal a gang of Mooks who wear brown robes.
Keisuke OdachiThe Big Bad of the JUDAS arc, he is the leader of the eponymous cult-like organization and harbors a grudge against the Muto family. He possesses the power of the revived Millennium Puzzle, which basically gives him the ability to draw just the right card during duels, and he also controls copies of the revived Egyptian God cards.
Jude LassiterA former lawyer for Kaibacorp, who attempted to use certain information against Kaiba for his own profit and was fired for it; as a result, he joined JUDAS to get revenge. He wields the power of the revived Millennium Rod, with which he has the power of Mind Control.
Abel DrakeA former historian who was ridiculed by his peers for proclaiming that magic was actually used to fight wars in ancient Egypt (sound familiar?) He wound up joining JUDAS, but also led his own cult called the Lightbearers on the side. He wields the revived Millennium Key, which allows him to unlock people's memories and shuffle them around as he wishes. Word of God gives his physical description as akin to Orochimaru, albeit with a more normal skin tone and different hair color.
Michael BronteOne of JUDAS's more bloodthirsty high-rankers, and the youngest of the seven, he wields the power of the Millennium Ring, which he uses to home in on the other Millennium Items. His deck strategy revolves around the Dark Scorpions.
Judith SkyeThe token female among JUDAS's higher-ranking members, but far from the only girl in the group, she wields the power of the Millennium Necklace, which allows her to see both the past and the future. Additionally, she uses Harpie Lady monsters in her deck strategy.
Bernard StoneOne of the older members of JUDAS, and one of the more patient members of the high-ranking members. He wields the Millennium Scale, which allows him to weigh the heart of an individual against the Feather of Truth in order to gauge their honesty, and specializes in Trap cards.
Jonathan MaxellOne of the crueler members of JUDAS's seven leading figures, he bears a serious grudge against Flora Green's family, and later against Marcus Ironside. He wields the Millennium Eye, which allows him to read minds and predict his opponent's strategies.
Jan ShimizuKyo's estranged older brother, he left home and changed his last name several years before the start of the series. Eventually, he joined up with JUDAS, becoming one of their more elite members.
Vladimir DraxtonA member of JUDAS with a serious grudge against Marcus Ironside.
Rodney and Reggie RexTwo brothers who are lower-ranking members of JUDAS, they duel in a tag-team style with Reptile and Dinosaur-type monsters.
Samantha RedmanBlaze Redman's adopted mother, previously thought to be dead but later turning up alive as a member of JUDAS. She wields an Amazoness deck.
A global organization with ties to all known governments and enough firepower to start their own world war if they ever felt like it. They serve as the main antagonist group of the Dueltropolis arc. The name of the organization also refers specifically to its special strike-force of twelve duelists (led by Zander Zabel) who infiltrate the Dueltropolis tournament. Each of the twelve has a Meaningful Name and a corresponding deck strategy. Their characterization was based on the Gung-ho Guns from Trigun.
Master OrionThe Big Bad of the Dueltropolis arc and, as it eventually turns out, of the entire series. Only those who are closest to him in the organization, like his personal butler and Zander Zabel, know who he is behind the shadows that frame his face, or underneath the hooded cloak he wears whenever he goes out...
Zander Zabel/"Capricorn the Blitzflash"He is a leading figure in the Zodiac organization during the Dueltropolis arc, and the head of the similarly-named strike-force of twelve duelist assassins sent to infiltrate the eponymous tournament. He holds a particularly deep grudge against Seta due to events that took place prior to the start of the story. As his code-name indicates, he utilizes Thunder-type monsters, but also wields forged copies of the Destiny Hero deck archetype.
Stephen Ingram/"Cancer the Scourge"First mentioned during the Kaibacorp Challenge Cup arc as a bully who destroyed a painting meant for Kyo's mother just for giggles, he's revealed in person at the start of the Dueltropolis arc over 200 chapters later. As per his Zodiac code-name, his deck centers on "virus corruption" through the use of cards such as Crush Card Virus and Deck Devastation Virus.
Cassius Princeton/"Scorpio the Venom"Son of famous Duel Academy student Chazz Princeton. He was a proud Obelisk Blue student before Principal Jaden Yuki changed the acadmey's structure to make all students spend two mandatory years in Osiris/Slifer Red, then two in Ra Yellow before spending the final two years in Obelisk Blue. Of course, being an elitist, Cassius bears a grudge against the Yuki family because of this; Zander used this to convince him to join the Zodiacs. He wields a strategy focusing on the Dark Scorpion monster strategy.
Regina Brissett/"Sagittarius the Vermillion"The first Zodiac to engage any of the duelists in the Dueltropolis tournament. She loves to fight and will kill anyone if she feels like it. Her deck strategy focuses on the use of Amazoness monsters.
Angel Snow/"Virgo the Zephyr"A classmate of Janus Yuki's in the Ra Yellow dorm. She wields the power of the Harpie Lady monsters, as per her epithet.
Kyle Welling/"Taurus the Gamekeeper"A member of the twelve-man strike team who dresses in green and wears a ninja-like mask.
James Truesdale/"Aries the Everstrong"A high-ranking Obelisk Blue student at Duel Academy, Zane Truesdale's son and Natasha Truesdale's older brother. However, he holds both his father and sister in contempt, and looks down on duelists weaker than himself. He wields an Exodia strategy (without using Exodia Necross, unlike Jude Lassiter).
Forrest Wiles/"Leo the Wildmaster"A member of the Zodiacs who specializes in Beast-type monsters. He was previously a world-class duelist with a notorious lecherous reputation toward women.
Felix Sanchez/"Libra the Blackjack"A member of the Zodiacs whose deck strategy revolves around a gambling theme. He is also the national Duel Monsters champion in his native Spain.
Chris Gear/"Gemini the Strife"A member of the Zodiacs who uses two dueling strategies together—the Ancient Gears monster set in combination with a life-point restoration strategy.
Victor Greaves/"Aquarius the Tombstone"A member of the Zodiacs who uses Zombie-type monsters and scare tactics to intimidate his opponents.
Laurel Strong/"Pisces the Coldblood"A member of the Zodiacs, and the second one to fight in Dueltropolis. She wields a combined Dinosaur and Reptile deck strategy.
"Ophiuchus the Imperial"The unofficial thirteenth member of the Zodiacs' dueling team, and the one designated to bear the organization's strongest monsters, copies of the Sacred Beast cards that were sealed underneath Duel Academy. Their purpose for infiltrating Dueltropolis is to make it possible to revive Ophiuchus to fighting form by reawakening his personality within a microchip implanted in Seta Kaiba's brain stem.
ZEUSA computer virus created by the Zodiac organization originally to serve as an information thief for Kaiba Corp.
Characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! Eternal
Jaden YukiThe principal of the central Duel Academy. Mentioned several times but never actually seen during Forever, he becomes a regular supporting character in Eternal, where he's quite controversial for having changed the former hierarchical structure of Duel Academy to create a sense of equality amongst the school's three dorms.
Drake PhoenixJanus' primary rival in Eternal, he's the son of Aster Phoenix and the successor to the family's fortune and his father's Destiny Hero deck.
Cassara BlackstoneA classmate of Janus' who often gets exasperated with his screwball antics. She later becomes the student editor of the school paper.
Jiro BurgerAn Osiris Red student who utilizes the Six Samurai deck archetype. Initially starts out hostile to Janus, but soon becomes part of Janus's Five-Man Band.
Vasha MorrisonOne of the elite students of Obelisk Blue and the resident queen bee of the student body. Has a rivalry with Cassara.
Calhoun VincenteAnother elite Obelisk Blue student and the resident Jerk Jock. He's Vasha's boyfriend.
Blair FlanniganIn the original Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, she was a recurring character with a crush on Jaden. Here, she's a teacher at Duel Academy who's a hit with her students because of, well, non-scholarly reasons.
Jewel DuelistA mysterious duelist who dresses in a hooded jacket with a mask that covers the lower half of her face. She possesses the power of the Crystal Beasts and uses her dueling abilities to fight crime.
Park FletcherThe Big Bad of the Duel Academy Takeover arc, he was a former teacher who resigned due to disagreements over Jaden Yuki being appointed principal of the institute. Since that time, he'd been operating from the shadows, waiting for his opportunity to overthrow Principal Yuki's administration.
Miguel BeaumontA former Duel Academy instructor who quit alongside Park Fletcher because he disagreed with Jaden Yuki's new policies for restructuring the Duel Academy hierarchy.
Yanique McKenzieA former Duel Academy instructor who quit alongside Park Fletcher in defiance of Jaden Yuki's appointment as principal of the institution.
Gabriel RomanA past Duel Monsters World Champion, he retired from dueling after an unfortunate (and unrevealed in-story) incident. Drake Phoenix seeks him out as a potential member of his House of Cards, and Gabriel agrees, albeit reluctantly (as Drake is using blackmail to coerce him).
Aster PhoenixDrake and Jessica Phoenix's father and Jaden Yuki's old rival, though the years have given him some much-needed Character Development.
Karen PhoenixDrake and Jessica's mother, and Aster's wife. An originally-created character, she has a deep-seated hatred for Duel Monsters and anyone who plays it, only barely tolerating her children's indulgence in it.
The House of Cards
Drake Phoenix's Quirky Miniboss Squad, who appear primarily during the Phoenix Herald Crown arc in Eternal. The group consists mainly of Pro-League duelists who did not appear in the Dueltropolis tournament due to their contractual obligations; consequently, Drake has them participate in his tournament ostensibly to make up for their lack of invitation at Dueltropolis. (Real Life Writes the Plot with this group—they all sport deck archetypes that were either not fully developed or had not yet been created or officially released at the time Forever was written.)
Jessica PhoenixDrake's twin sister and the vice-president of the House of Cards. She wields a Frog deck archetype.
Reno DawkinsThe previous World Champion before Seta Kaiba. He specializes in high-level Dragon-type monsters.
Usagi SaiouA duelist who is also famous as a fortune-teller. She utilizes the Arcana Force deck archetype.
Buck MorganFamous as the dueling wonder of the Southern United States. He wields a Venom deck archetype.
Alyx BrodieThe daughter of Yu-Gi-Oh GX character Axel Brodie, and a mercenary like her father before her. She wields a Volcanic deck archetype, as he did in the previous series.
Diane ChillKnown as the "Ice Princess" of dueling, she fights using an ice-themed deck.
Gaston AltairFrance's Duel Monsters champion, who wields a Lightsworn deck strategy.
Caleb LinkThe previous Intercontinental champion before Malachi Jordan. He uses a deck which focuses on chaining card effects together.
Kent WestA duelist who is famous for his use of the Cu'Chulainn deck archetype.