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And the Rest of the cast of the anime and manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!.

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Original Manga

    Tomoya Hanasaki 

A friend of Yugi's who appeared in early manga chapters. He has an obsession with an American superhero called Zombire. He once dressed up as the superhero fought thugs that were hired by Hanasaki's dad so that his son could really think he was a hero. When the thugs turned on Hanasaki and his dad, Dark Yugi trapped the thugs in a maze of fire.

    Miho Nosaka 

Voiced by: Yukana Nogami (JP)

A classmate of Yugi's, who only shows up in the manga and the first anime. She is an one-chapter love interest for Honda in the manga and one of the main characters in the first anime.

  • Ascended Extra: Only appears as a girl Honda has a crush on in one chapter of the manga, but is a main character in the Toei anime. However, she doesn't show up at all in the more well-known second anime (though her name shows up on a list of disappearing Domino residents in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX).
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the manga, she appears for one chapter as Honda's love interest and never shows up again.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets kidnapped by Haiyama in the first anime series, and later has to be rescued from Warashibe when she's forced into playing Capsule Monster Chess with him.
  • Fangirl: Towards Bakura.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a yellow ribbon with her ponytail. This leads to her "dub" name being Ribbon when she appears in the "Dungeon Dice Monsters" game.
  • Kawaiiko: In the first anime.
  • Shrinking Violet: Manga-only, where she's a meek and kind bookish type.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally refers to herself in the third person in the first series anime.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Anzu's tomboy.
  • Two Girls to a Team: With Anzu in the first anime.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    Mr. Crocketts (Croquet) 
Mr. Crocketts (Mr.クロケッツ; misutaa kurokettsu) (Croquet)
Voiced by: Yoshikazu Nagata (JP), Ted Lewis (EN)

Pegasus' right-hand servant.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the anime, he has gray hair, but in the video games he's shown with brown hair.
  • Demoted to Extra: He has most of his role and appearances cut in the anime, including the briefcase scene and his explanation of Pegasus' plans to the group.
  • Distressed Dude: In the manga, with his head held in a briefcase.
  • Last Name Basis: He's only referred to as Mr. Crocketts.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He tries this with Kaiba in the manga. But because he's not Pegasus, it fails badly for him.
  • Old Retainer: Pegasus' plans were very important for him, and was one of the very few who knew what was going on. In Yu-Gi-Oh! R, he addresses Tenma Yakou, Pegasus' adopted child, as Master Tenma.
  • Sinister Shades
  • Smug Snake: In the manga.

    Saruwatari (Kemo) 

Voiced by: Masahiro Okazaki (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)

He is one of Pegasus' suits working for Industrial Illusions. Revealed to be spying Kaiba Corporation for Pegasus.
  • Adaptation Induced Plot Hole: Saruwatari is shown to be working for Gozaburo, who was introducing the Kaibas (still kids at the time) to a young Siegfried, in a flashback during the KC Grand Prix arc. note 
  • Anime Hair: It's the source of his fame!
  • The Brute: Oh, so very much.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Hey, remember one of the guards from Death-T? That's him, alright.
  • Jerkass: Deliberately breaks promises such as getting Star Chips back for a duelist who had them wrongfully stolen by Mokuba, knocks both his chips and 2 of Yugi's out of Mokuba's hand, and refuses to release Mokuba even after Yugi beats the Monster Clown who disguises himself as Kaiba.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A very huge and muscly bodyguard but when Tristan manages to throw him, he also showed amazing agility by recovering in midair and performing a flying kick on him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means monkey herder. Seeing how he's always running after or supervising kids...
  • Sinister Shades

    Ryota Kajiki (Mako Tsunami) 

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN)

A fisherman by trade who duels in honor of his father, who was lost in a shipwreck (in the dub-version, he thinks his father is still alive). He faces Yugi in Duelist Kingdom and Jounouchi in Battle City.

He uses a Water deck filled mostly with sea monsters like sharks and krakens. His trump cards are The Legendary Fisherman, which he says is identical to his father, and the Fortress Whale (he loses both to Jounouchi via the ante rules of Battle City).

  • Anime Hair
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Day in the Limelight: Moreso than most Duelists of the Week, Mako's appearance in the Battle City arc actually starts with him getting acquainted with the workers at an aquarium, before eventually getting hired as a central performer for them. Both of his primary appearances also do make the effort to explain his backstory and what his plans are for the future.
  • Fish out of Water: The Battle City arc shows that he's a little naive about life on land. He tried to go fishing in the marine aquarium.
    "I am NOT a freaky fish guy!"
  • Friendly Rival: With both Yugi and Jounouchi.
  • Heroic BSOD: When Jounouchi manages to destroy The Legendary Fisherman, since he equates him with his father, though Jounouchi cheers him up.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Nice Guy: Notably, he's given a much more sympathetic backstory and characterization than most of the one-shot antagonists that Yugi and Joey have to face. He also never resorts to cheating (like Weevil and Espa Roba did), or being a bully, even when taunting his opponents (which would put him in contrast with Rex).
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

    Cyndia (Cecelia Pegasus) 

Pegasus' lover/fiancée (wife in the dub). Her death led to the creation of the card game and the Duelist Kingdom arc.
  • Bit Character: She is one, although she is important to the plot. She also serves as a Foil to flesh out Pegasus' character through his backstory.
  • The Cameo: In Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction, her portrait can be seen in a room in Pegasus' Castle. In Yu-Gi-Oh! R, Pegasus shows the card he made for her to Tenma Yakou in a flashback.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her portrait is next to Shadi's in Duelist Kingdom. At first it isn't that significant, then Yugi's friends notice it in Pegasus' hall (or his sanctuary in the anime). Her significance to the story was revealed at the end of Duelist Kingdom.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Pegasus. They were around 10 years old when they met. Unfortunately, it didn't last for too long.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In episode 8 of the anime and chapter 73 of the manga, her portrait can be seen next to Shadi's for a brief moment. She is properly introduced when Pegasus tells about his story to Yugi (or, in the anime, when Anzu finds his journal and reads it out loud to the gang).
  • Ill Girl: She died to whatever illness she had.
  • Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: She would have been brought back in Solid Vision form if Pegasus' plan hadn't failed.
    • Also during Pegasus' vision after he receives his Millennium Eye - she's just an illusion.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Pegasus.
  • Morality Pet: To Pegasus.
  • The Muse: In the dub, she inspired Pegasus to paint. Somewhat more ambiguous in the original, but it's still obvious that Pegasus loved painting pictures of her.
  • Ojou: Implied; she met Pegasus when they were children at a party his wealthy father held, which indicates she was most likely at the same social status as him.
  • Only One Name: Her surname is never given in the manga or the anime. This is averted in the dub, where she has Pegasus's surname from being his wife.
  • Plot-Based Photograph Obfuscation: In the manga, when the portraits of her and Shadi are shown for the very first time when Pegasus is reading his Funny Rabbit manga, the top half of her face can't be seen. Dialogue and other objects conveniently obscure the entire portrait on a few occasions, while Shadi's is perfectly visible.
  • Posthumous Character: She only appears in flashbacks.
  • Satellite Character: Nothing's known about her outside of her relationship with Pegasus.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her original name is シンディア, which can be transliterated as Cyndia, although some spell it as Cynthia or Cindia. Then there's her dub name, Cecelia Pegasus, which becomes Cecilia, despite the fact that the proper dub name was shown in episode 40.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Pegasus.
  • Together in Death: With Pegasus in the manga only, according to Kazuki Takahashi.
  • Woman in White: In the manga, her dress is white.

    Espa Roba 

Voiced by: Maiko Itou (JP), Sebastian Arcelus (EN)

A duelist who claims to have ESP, but really cheats by having his younger brothers spy on his opponent's cards and relay the info to him via an earpiece. After Jounouchi defeats him in Battle City, he decides to turn his life around and go legit.

Roba uses a deck of cards that emulate psychic powers (this was before the Psychic type was invented in the game). His trump card was Jinzo, which Jounouchi won via the ante rules of Battle City.

    Priest Seto 

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)

A High Priest in service to the Pharaoh, he is Seto Kaiba's past incarnation and the second wielder of the Millennium Rod. Intrigued by the idea of monster spirits (Ka) more powerful than the Pharaoh's Gods when Thief King Bakura attacks the palace, he finds a white-haired young woman said to house a very powerful Ka and begins seeking a way to extract it.

  • Aborted Arc: The anime greatly reduced the level of antagnonism he has with the Pharaoh due to Kazuki Takahashi being pushed to wrap up the anime quickly and move on to his next project. Thus, the long-foreshadowed rebellion of Seto against the Pharaoh never happened.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the anime. The manga version of Seto is very much like Kaiba, an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy who prizes power and sneers on teamwork, and thinks he'll experiment on extracting Ka in order to learn to control Kisara's. In the anime he's comparatively more mellow and is almost a Nice Guy, never shows any such plans, and is disgusted when Aknadin tries it himself.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He's seeking ever more powerful Ka, not content with the ones already captive.
  • Badass: The most powerful of the Pharaoh's advisors.
  • Friendly Rival: As Ishizu says in the dub anime, the High Priest was the Pharaoh's rival, but he was also his friend.
  • Magic Wand: The Millennium Rod.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His name can vary between "Seth" and "Set".
  • The Starscream: Played with. While Aknadin thinks he should take the kingdom for himself when the Pharaoh vanishes, Seto thinks that even if he could wield power greater than the Pharaoh's Gods, he has no right to the throne.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In both the anime and manga, while his attitude towards such varies, he rationalizes that capturing civilians and extracting their Ka is something they must do if they wish to protect the Pharaoh from enemies like Thief King Bakura, a nobody who turned out to have a very dangerous Ka in him.


Voiced by: Rie Nakagawa (JP), Caroline Lawson (EN)

The white-haired, fair-skinned peasant woman whom Kaiba’s former incarnate saves and falls in love with. Her strange coloring marks her as the victim of discrimination amongst the Egyptian plebs. She is later revealed to be the holder of the Blue Eyes White Dragon. Near the end of the arc, she sacrifices herself to protect Seto from Akhenaden. According to Takahashi, Seto’s feelings for her are a major reason behind modern-day Kaiba’s fixation with the Blue-Eyes.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the anime, Kisara fights Akunadin with the Blue Eyes White Dragon and dies protecting Seto. In the manga, she just gets attacked and dies.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Her white hair and pale skin made the Egyptians shun her.
  • Badass: If you possess the power of the Blue Eyes White Dragon, one of the strongest monsters in the series, in your soul and can tap into it, then you're this.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her power makes her a target for angry mobs and power-hungry rebel priests.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Seto saves her life twice, once when they're children and again from a mob stoning her years later. In return, she unleashes the Blue Eyes White Dragon to protect him.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Seto's arms.
  • First Girl Wins
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She takes a hit from Akunadin meant to kill Seto, saving his life but dying in the process.
  • Hero's Muse: She provides an almost literal light to balance Priest Seto's inner darkness, and her Heroic Sacrifice and death in his arms provides the inspiration for his reign.
  • Implied Love Interest: Seto and Kisara do have a love for each other. However, it is never explicitly defined as romantic in the series.
  • Light is Good: A firmly heroic character, with the Blue Eyes White Dragon as her ka.
  • Love Redeems/The Power of Love: How she saves Seto from Akhenaden's Mind Control.
  • Macguffin Girl: Her wielding of the Blue Eyes White Dragon's power is what makes her the target of mobs and power-seeking priests.
  • Mysterious Waif: Homeless, quiet, vaguely psychic, and the mysterious keeper of the spirit of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and sacrifices herself to protect the only person who ever showed her kindness, High Priest Seto... even 3,000 years later.
  • Mystical White Hair: As the holder for the Blue Eyes White Dragon, she has long white hair.
  • Now Let Me Carry You: In the anime, Seto saves her twice, and in return, she sacrifices herself to save him from his father.
  • The Quiet One: She's not very talkative.
  • Reincarnation Romance: It's heavily implied that Kaiba's obsession with the Blue-Eyes White Dragon is because of Priest Seto's love for her and anguish at her death.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Timid, quiet, and well as the holder of the Blue Eyes White Dragon, one of the most powerful monsters in the series.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: To Priest Seto in the anime. Less so in the manga.


Voiced by: Yuu Mizushima (JP), Sean Schemmel (EN)

In the manga, he's a tombkeeper and a servant of Shadi's who helps guide the Yugi and the others into the Pharaoh's memory. In the anime, he's an NPC who joins Yugi and friends after they follow Yami Yugi/the Pharaoh into his memories and helps them discover where the temple that holds his name is located.

  • Big Eater: In the anime.
  • Depending on the Writer: In the manga he's a fairly serious and intelligent character. In the anime he's mainly a source of comic relief and is fairly simple minded.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the manga.
  • Mythology Gag: In the anime, he and Hasan are voiced by the same actor. This is because in the original manga they were infact the same character(specifically Bobassa's "master" Shadi), although in the anime only Shadi turns out to be Hasan's alter-ego. Possibly also serves as a case of Not His Sled.

Anime Filler

    Rebecca Hopkins (Rebecca Hawkins) 

Rebecca Hopkins (レベッカ・ホプキンス; rebekka hopukinsu) (Rebecca Hawkins)
Voiced by: Kaori Tagami (JP), Kerry Williams (EN)

An anime-only character. The granddaughter of the famous Egyptologist, Dr. Arthur Hopkins/Hawkins. She first appears seeking vengeance on the behalf of her grandfather by beating his old friend, Solomon Mutou, and taking his Blue Eyes White Dragon card and returning it to her grandfather. After her grandfather finds her and teaches her a valuable lesson about friendship, she quickly befriends Yugi and Solomon. During Season 4, she returns and becomes a member of Yugi's True Companions and accompanies him on his travels.

Her first deck concentrates on supporting Shadow Ghoul. Afterwards, she uses a dragon deck mixed with a Fire Princess Gain/Drain strategy. This deck's trump card is Diamond Head Dragon.

Season 1

Season 4/5

    Vivian Wong 

Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (JP), Caren Manuel (EN)

An Anime Chinese Girl renowned in the world as an idol singer and martial artist.

She uses a deck with cards based on Chinese mythology and martial arts. Her trump card is Dragon Lady.

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