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 a baby panda, including the spirit that possesses him regularly.
Yami Yugi: Couldn't I just mind-crush him? Yugi: You can't 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!
Perverse Sexual Lust: Occasionally shown to have this for the Dark Magician Girl and sometimes Tea, 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.
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.
Ambiguously Gay: 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. Turns out the "ghost" was actually a gay clown.
Alternatively, Bi the Way, because of Téa. However, in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if she's a girl. Also, consider the quote from Depraved Bisexual below.
And then there's Bonds Beyond Time Abridged.
Am I Right?: "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.
Yami: Huh, five men in one body, eh? Sounds like a typical day for Mai Valentine. Am I right?
Anti-Hero: He rarely shows that he cares about anyone but himself, loves to Mind Crush people, when Yugi's friends are in danger his reactions range from indifference to joy, and in Season 0 he's completely Ax-Crazy. As with everything else in the series though this is subject to Rule of Funny — when Noah turns his friends to stone he doesn't care until he petrifies Tristan, which horrifies him.
Occasionally, he does show that he cares about Yugi, and Joey as well. In fact, he blocked an attack meant for him in one episode, and suggested that Joey was the only of Yugi's friends he considered his as well. He also had a sweet moment with Tea where he admitted that had a few things in common after all.(finding brainwashing people fun)
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Melvin's "Shiny Obelisk" caught his attention so much that he was willing to trade the original and Fiend's Sanctuary (both Kaiba's cards) for it.
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!
The Lancer. Joey serves the same role as he does originally. He's a closet furry and might also have an attraction to Kaiba, but then again, who doesn't? On the other hand, he's recently admitted his love for Mai Valentine's breasts. Marik legally changed his name to Steve, but no one seems to acknowledge it. He's also indirectly responsible for Noah's death, since teaching Serenity how to drive caused her to hit Noah.
Curbstomp Battle: 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 Yami after the tournament concluded. He finished him with a joke monster to boot.
Furry Fandom: A member. He prefers to keep it hidden from Serenity, but has fully admitted it to his friends.
Homoerotic Dream: Dressed up as a dog and forced to obey Kaiba. This isn't the only time.
Unexplained Recovery: After a direct attack from Mega Ultra Chicken that almost kill him he recovered at the very end of the next episode, offscreen.
Verbal Tic: "Nyeh!" Joey is oblivious to hearing himself saying it.
Steve Téa Gardner
Téa's 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...the less said, the better. Her name was also legally changed to Steve so Marik could take over his mind for a short time, but she is still referred to by her original name.
Informed Flaw: 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.
Loveable Sex Maniac: "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.
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.
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. Really dumb. That is pretty much all there is to be said about him. However, when he isn't 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.
Ambiguously Bi: He has a crush on Serenity like his source material, but it's also implied he has a thing with Joey and Duke.
Been There, Shaped History: 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 the Doctor and wiped out the dinosaurs.
"Holy *** on a *** sandwich", later added on by saying "with *** on top", then a third time by finishing it with "And a side helping of ***". He also said the original line uncensored in episode 48:
"Holy bleep on a 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.
Affably Evil: 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 Faux Affably Evil, he's sincerely a nice guy.
"Yugi, your friends are simply wonderful! It's a shame they have to die."
Amusing Injuries: Has had his finger chopped off by a helicopter blade and hopelessly twisted his hand during an especially elaborate gesture. Got better.
Kaiba:A Blue Eyes White Dragon rail train? I have the weirdest boner right now.
In episode 55:
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.
Catch Phrase: 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 The Movie 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 "Screw the Money, I Have Rules!", so he manages to both play the trope straight and avert it.
Creepy Child: 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 probably isn't even trying to be creepy.
Kaiba (creepy monotone): I'm Seto Kaiba! The nicest guy on the face of the planet!
Flat Earth Atheist: Parodied to a great extent; even calling himself "the most skeptical person on this show".
It has since been revealed that Kaiba worships money.
More to the point, 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.
It's All About Me: Granted, he knows the show isn't all about him, but he still thinks it should be. In fact, he makes The Movie 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.
Seto's little brother. Tends to get kidnapped a lot. Often told to shut up.Like Seto, his true father is a Dragon Ball Z character. Unlike Seto, he's not a robot, and is actually the son of Nappa. Ghost Nappa, to be precise. Probably, but likely not.
"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..."
"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."
All Girls Like Ponies: 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 also features this.
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.
Ambiguously Bi: 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.
Ambiguously Gay: Kaiba can swear on his money that Pegasus is gay for all his mannerisms around him ("Kaiba boy~"), yet Yami considers Pegasus a much manlier opponent than Kaiba.
It's quite possible that this is entirely deliberate on his part. He's even trolled Kaiba over a direct question concerning his sexuality. Also, the one time people discovered he actually was straight, he tried to kill them to ensure nobody would know, so he apparently wants people to believe he is either gay or bi.
Armored Closet Straight: When several of the characters find out he's straight, he tries to kill them to keep it a secret.
Casual Danger Dialogue: 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.
Catch Phrase: Mentions many things as being "fabulous" (or unfabulous)
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: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.
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...as a zombie.
Put on a Bus: For the main series as he doesn't appear again until season 4; he's made appearances in specials and Bonds Beyond Time though.
Shipper on Deck: 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. Marik and Bakura were not amused.
Sissy Villain: 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.
Suspiciously Specific Denial: "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."
Yami Bakura / Florence / The Spirit of the Millennium Ring
The spirit within the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura, whose name is actually Florence, is the definition of evil: sadistic, sarcastic,and British beyond belief. It is because of this, however, that he has a legion of fangirls at his beck and call. His ultimate goal is to take the Pharaoh's screentime. After attempting to do so in Duelist Kingdom and failing miserably, he took Pegasus' Millennium Eye and (seemingly) killed him. He then 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 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.
All Love Is Unrequited: 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.
Anti-Villain: 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 Nominal Hero for an episode.
Ax-Crazy: He likes knives; they make him feel all tingly. He also likes saying the word "Die".
Crazy Consumption: 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 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.
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.
Experimented in College: 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 Wild Mass Guessing.
Foe Romance Subtext: With Melvin. Despite being terrified of him, Bakura still has Freudian dreams about hooking up with him.
Freudian Excuse: 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!"
G.I.R.L.: 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.
Hijacked by Ganon: Attempts to usurp the role of Big Bad from Melvin with the help of Marik. Not only does it backfire, it results in the show's cancellation by 4Kids.
Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Marik in the Evil Council videos. He's so much more competent that everybody likes and respects him better than Marik. Until he decided to defect and joined Dartz's evil council. And even after that, he's still liked better than Marik.
I Have Many Names: Bakura, Spirit of the [Millennium] Ring, Yami Bakura, Florence. This was inevitably lampshaded in episode 40.
Knight of Cerebus: 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 Ambiguously Gay 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 Felony Misdemeanor plans and the fact the council spends more time arguing with each other than actually trying to defeat Yugi.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Marik's Evil Council 5 he finally decided to leave Marik's council in favor of Dartz's. Besides, Dartz is willing to pay him actual money and let him do at least one evil deed per month.
They kind of succeeded in this, at least outside the main series. Most of the spin-offs like Marik's LP of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 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.
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 friendship to the next level.
Yank the Dog's Chain: 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...all went down in flames when it turns out it was All Just a Dream.
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.When he was young, Marik yearned for a life better than one spent underground, so he snuck out with Ishizu to the outside world. That one happy moment, however, didn't last. His abusive father Hank found out and assaulted his adoptive brother Odion into submission. On that day, his alternate personality Melvin surfaced, and killed his father in cold blood. When Shadi appeared, Marik made himself believe the Pharaoh was responsible. His personality was sealed away for some time, allowing Melvin to take control, but at the end of Season 3 Marik regained control over his body, banished Melvin seemingly for good, and left with Ishizu and Odion for Egypt.Marik wants to be an evil villain, bless his little black heart, but his evil plans usually end up just being annoying. Every year or so, he and Bakura get together somewhere in Egypt (or once, in Michigan) with Marik's evil council, consisting of all of the other villains in the series (except Dartz and his henchmen). They have yet to accomplish anything.In addition to villainy, belly shirts, and classic rock, Marik also enjoys PC gaming. See Marik Plays Bloodlines for his Let's Play of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
Baby Got Back: He sure does. There's Hieroglyphics carved on his back, but Yami and the others were too distracted to notice them at first.
Bad Boss: Hell, he even treats his stepbrother Odion like crap.
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!"
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!
Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: 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...
Freudian Slip: 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.
Genre Savvy: When Bakura suggests that they just murder Yugi and the Pharaoh, Marik shoots him down because 4Kids would just censor it anyway.
Harmless Villain: Played straight or subverted depending on whether he's carrying the Idiot Ball. Generally he's the most ineffective villain around, no matter what he does.
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.
Obviously Evil: 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.
Pet the Dog: 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 (and it's a good thing he did, seeing as it snapped Odion out of his coma.)
"We are going to sneak into Yugi's house under cover of darkness, and rearrange his sock drawer! His entire collection of socks shall be thrown into disarray! His world will be plunged into chaos! Sock-related chaos!
Small Name, Big Ego: 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 Citizen Kane to shame in the latter, when he's comically incompetent at both.
This trait has since been taken by Dartz, as Marik's character had evolved far beyond what LK had originally intended.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: His motive as opposed to killing the Pharaoh in the original show. Eventually works with Bakura to do so.
Stop Helping Me!: 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!
Marik's alter-ego-slash-imaginary friend. 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 Fourth Wall and the show is destroyed. However, boredom slowly starts to set in during The Canceled Series due to him becoming a sub-character, and he goes on another destruction spree that inadvertently gets the show Un-Canceled. With his former employers now dead, Melvin was once again the main villain...until Marik was able to regain control of his body, reducing Melvin to an eyeball in the sky - and finally sealing Melvin for good.
Ax-Crazy: Just a warning—"Could I have a hug?" translates to "I'm going to take a chainsaw to you".
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.
Beware the Silly Ones: 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.
Big Bad: For the second half both of Season 2 and season 3.
Knight of Cerebus: Parodied. He's just as Ax-Crazy and insane as his original counterpart, the other characters are terrified of him, and he does manages 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 Played for Laughs, 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 Gilligan Cut 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 *beep* me? I'd *beep* me. I'd *beep* me hard."
Laughably Evil: He wouldn't be as funny as he is if he wasn't a murderous lunatic.
Moral Event Horizon: Parodied in-universe. When reveals that he is the one who suspended Team Four Star, nobody seems to think it's as big a deal as he makes out. In fact, Tristan has no idea who they are.
Hear that, Florence? That's the sound of the Fourth Wall... collapsing.
Out of Focus: 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.
Psycho for Hire: 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.
Show Within a Show: 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 Youtube adaptations, which stretches it out for several minutes.
Terms of Endangerment: He gives nicknames for most of the cast and uses them almost exclusively in place of their name. 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.
Villainous Breakdown: 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 completely losing it out of frustration when Yami stops being afraid of him and starts arguing with Kaiba in the middle of their duel.
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.Voiced by Kirbopher.
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.Not really. 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.Voiced by Antfish of Team Four Star.
The former king of Atlantis and presumed Big Bad of the upcoming Season 4. Dartz hasn't appeared in the actual series yet, but is biding his time by gathering his own cabal of villains to counter Marik's evil council; both have yet to accomplish anything.Voiced by Takahata101 of Team Four Star.
Accent Adaptation: Unlike Bakura, this character's accent wasn't in the original dub.
Characterization Marches On: The first two Marik's Evil Council specials portrayed him as a rather serious villain, Surrounded by Idiots. Since the third Evil Council, his personality was radically altered. Additionally, his henchmen have all become far less idiotic and are now disturbed by his poorly pronounced schemes.
Deep South: He's got what sounds like the world's thickest Cajun accent, and apparently spent a lot of time in Abalamya. Er—Alabama.
Early-Bird Cameo: He and his gang of motorcycle riding henchmen have a subplot in all of the Marik's Evil Council videos to date. With the series presumably moving into Series 4 with the next episode (63), he'll make his proper debut very soon...
A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of Zorc & Pals until its unfortunate cancellation. However, Zorc bounced back by performing in The Suite Life of Zorc & Cody. Loves destruction, especially of the worldly kind.
Anti-Villain/Well-Intentioned Extremist: Parodied, he tells the heroes that he's traveled back in time to avert a Bad Future, 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 Obviously Evil.
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).
Bumbling Dad: If there's ever a time where he's not busy being an Abusive Parent, 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.
Whip It Good: "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!"
Team 4Kids / The Big Five
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 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 Roaring Rampage of Revenge.Voiced by members of Team Four Star: MasakoX as Nesbitt, hbi2k as Gansley, Lanipator as Lecter, KaiserNeko as Johnson, and Takahata101 as Krump.
The leader of the Elite Beat Agents and minor antagonist for the Pilot episode of Season Zero.
Big Ol' Eyebrows: His gigantic eyebrows are the first thing Yugi notices about him.
Only in It for the Money: 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.)
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!
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.
Camp Straight: He's not gay, he's just British. He even asked Téa if she fancied a shag once.
The Chew Toy: "I say Yugi, can I be in this episod- [insert horrible injury here] Oh bugger!"
Tristan: Nobody cares about you want! Bakura:...My mummy does...
Shipper on Deck: 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 Out of Focus most of time because of his dark side. Why he bothers, no one really knows.
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!!
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.
Because You Were Nice to Me: 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
The Dog Bites Back: Plans to do this to Gozaburo. He eventually does it by helping Seto get the company.
Flat Earth Atheist: 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 may or may be part of Kaiba's subconsciousness, who is himself one of these, may have something to do with it.
The Artifact: Jaden's Pretty Fly for a White Guy characterization comes from a one-off joke early in the series where Joey criticized "Yu-Gi-Oh 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.
Beware the Silly Ones: "Jaden's Rap", where he raps explicitly about how he drinks and does drugs, gets laid whenever and with whoever he wants, and cheats at school, until he eventually gets tired of Yami's questions and shoots him in the head.
Idiot Hero: By far the most passionate of the three heroes and by far the most prone to making silly mistakes.
I Just Want to Be Special: 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.
Informed Flaw: Played for Laughs; characters in-universe hate his rapping, but most fans find his songs catchy and love the sound of 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, "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 Leitmotifs, spawning the Catch Phrase that he's "ABSOLUTELY☆★FLAWLESS!"
The Scrappy: 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 seems to think otherwise, however.
Comedic Sociopathy: 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.
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. Yet.Appeared as the Third Angel in LittleKuriboh's Card Games For Charity NGE One-Shot.
Affably Evil: He drives people insane and eats children, but disapproves of talking at the cinema.
Attention Whore: "I would like to be in the movie. Could I be in the movie?"
Monsters 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.
Berserk Button: They do not take having a counterfeit of them being used.
Mega Ultra Chicken: INSOLENCE!!! YOU HAVE ANGERED THE GOD OF TRADING CARDS! NOW YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY!!