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

[[folder:General Trope]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: They're much more mean and selfish than how they are in the original anime. Yes, including Kaiba.
* AdaptationalWimp: They're a lot less competent than their original counterparts.
* AmbiguouslyBi[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Each of them have depicted quite a lot of homosexual behavior throughout the course of the series. Case in point, Yami is ([[HeManWomanHater usually]]) shown to be interested in women, yet his relationships with his friends (sans Téa) practically ''drip'' with HoYay.
* CharacterExaggeration: Traits that were prominent to their original counterparts tend to go UpToEleven (i.e. Téa's firm belief in ThePowerOfFriendship and Kaiba's jerkass behavior).
* TheDitz: Most of them are pretty dense ('''especially''' Tristan and Joey).
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Yugi, the main character of the series (despite his insistence that it's Yami).
** TheLancer: Yami, who is more selfish than Yugi and has to be managed by everyone in the group at least once to keep him in line, in spite of being their best duelist.
** TheBigGuy: Joey and Tristan, whose personalities and characters fit perfectly into the DumbMuscle category, especially [[TheDitz Tristan]].
** TheSmartGuy: Kaiba, who is the most knowledgeable in technology and is relatively more sane than of the others (except for Yugi, but that's a given).
** TheChick: Téa, the only girl of the main characters and lusts after Yugi and[=/=]or Yami.
* KickTheDog[=/=]NoSympathy: When Mai calls them out on leaving her comatose body alone in the same blimp as Melvin, an unrepentant psychopath, they all just assume she's being irrational for no good reason. Especially Yami.
* VagueAge: Their ages, mainly Yugi's, are often the source for various jokes due to the YoungerThanTheyLook[=/=]OlderThanTheyLook tropes being in effect quite a lot.

!!Yugi Muto
-->''"You lose automatically unless you're me."''

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.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Whereas canon Yugi was a NiceGuy and an AllLovingHero, Abridged Yugi is more sarcastic and self-centered, abuses Bakura as much as everybody else does, has no problems with robbing people who he thinks are dead, and calls Kaiba a loser for never defeating him in Duel Monsters.
* {{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.
* BerserkButton: Don't call Yugi whack.
** Don't say that card games are a waste of time.
* CatchPhrase: "Super Special Awesome" and "LetMeGetThisStraight..."
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Often fills this role for most of the characters in the series (especially Yami, Tea, and Tristan).
* DeadpanSnarker: Not quite as much as other characters, though, but as most characters in this series are intensely snarky, that doesn't say much.
* DisappearedDad: When Grandpa delivers the package from Pegasus about Season Four's FillerArc, he initially claims that Yugi's father asked him to deliver it.
-->'''Yugi''': My father was here?!
-->'''Grandpa''': Oh no, my mistake. It was the mailman. You know, someone [[LampshadeHanging you actually see on a regular basis]]. [[TheDitz I get those two mixed up sometimes.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: He abhors slavery of humans, and refuses to let Joey and Tristan keep people as pets until they repeatedly demand it.
* 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!
* LimitedWardrobe: He is rarely ever seen wearing anything other than his school uniform. This gets lampshaded a bit in episode 22 when he wonders if anybody's going to notice that he's not wearing his uniform.
* 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]]:
--> [[LampshadeHanging This is so meta.]]
* MundaneUtility: Uses the Millennium Puzzle as a fashion accessory and visits the Pharaoh's soul room when he gets bored.
* ObliviousToLove: Depending on RuleOfFunny, he doesn't notice whenever Téa tries to hit on him, despite being equally attracted to her. This is especially apparent when she's [[spoiler:possessed by Crump]] and constantly making sexual advances on him.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's ([[VagueAge supposedly]]) 16-years-old, but he looks like a 10-year-old. This has been {{lampshaded}} a few times.
* OnlySaneMan: The closest this show can get to one, at least. He's the only one of the main cast not to have an overly negative personality trait (Tristan and Joey's idiocy, Yami's jerkassery, Teá's lust and obsession with sex or love-related things, Kaiba's enormous ego, etc).
* ParentalAbandonment: When Rebecca [[TheBusCameBack returns]] in Season Four, he doesn't recognize her. When he's informed that she's someone from his past that he hasn't seen in a long time, his first guess is [[UnderStatement a bit off]].
-->'''Yugi''': [[FailedASpotCheck Are you]] my parents?!
** See also DisappearedDad above.
* PerverseSexualLust: Occasionally shown to have this for the Dark Magician Girl.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Yes, ''Yugi'' of all people gave this out to Rebecca in episode 70, in response to her saying Professor Hawkins [[BerserkButton doesn't have time to waste with children's card games]]. It took Rebecca changing the subject quickly for him to calm down. Even more scary is that nobody else is ever shown having this kind of ability.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Yami's Red Oni.
* RobbingTheDead: He insists that this is technically what he did by taking the Orichalcos stone that "Bro" was wearing after the latter seemingly died.
* SharingABody: Again, with Yami.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Yugi never seems to express romantic interest in anyone except Téa, despite Mai Valentine outright propositioning him in one scene and Rebecca Hawkins having an obvious crush on him.
-->'''Yami Yugi:''' Hey Yugi, you gonna hit that?\\
'''Yugi:''' Mmmm, no. \\
'''Yami Yugi:''' Shame. Damn shame.
* SmokingIsCool: Averted. [[RealityEnsues He mentions he should quit smoking after running for a relatively short time makes him exhausted]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In credits and other such material, his surname tends to be written as "Moto", which is consistent with how it's [[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced]] in the English dub, but in both the English and the original Japanese versions, it's spelled "Muto".
* TranquilFury:
** Shows rather clear hints of anger when Joey asks Yugi if he forgave him for stealing the eye piece from his Millennium Puzzle in episode 4.
** As noted above, Yugi's eyes briefly [[RedEyesTakeWarning turn red]] when Rebecca claims that her grandfather doesn't have time for children's card games.
--> '''Yugi:''' ''(calmly)'' The f**k you say?

!!Yami Victor Yugi, aka "The Pharaoh" aka "[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]" aka Atem
-->''"Listen man, you can threaten me all you like, but let's get one thing straight: Nobody, but ''nobody'' f**ks with the hair."''

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.
* AdaptationalVillainy: ZigZagged. He's a total jerk and shown to be bit of a tyrant unlike his counterpart from the second anime but it wouldn't be entirely far off with his counterpart from the first anime and early parts of the manga. On the other hand, the original source implied he was always a benevolent ruler to his people, whereas Abridged turned Yami into an evil tyrant who enslaved all of his kingdom.
** This would also apply to his Season 0 Abridged counterpart who, compared to the rest of the series, is more of an AxCrazy psychopath.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Bakura's gaydar has reacted to him, he has an obsession with leather clothing, in ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'' he is openly attracted to Yusei, and in "Everybody Hates Mako" he cracked "if you're a ghost then I'm straight" at Kaiba's ghost. [[spoiler:The "ghost" was actually a gay clown.]] However, he occasionally shows interest in both genders, including Téa, Mai, Rebecca, even the Dark Magician Girl; but then in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if Téa is a girl. He's also mentioned enjoying parties that involve [[DudeShesLikeInAComa unconscious women]]. Then there's this:
-->'''Yugi:''' Ow, not so tight, Pharoah! \\
'''Yami:''' ThatsWhatSheSaid. Or he. I could go either way, really. And that is ''also'' what she said!
* AmbiguouslyEvil: His acts of heroism are usually motivated by selfishness and he treats everyone around him like dirt. They're okay with this since there's always at least two major antagonists even worse than Yami in each season. Taken even further in Season 0 where Yami is a straight-up SuperpoweredEvilSide who paraphrases famous villains and enjoys murder.
* 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?
* AnimeHair: In the second clip show, he attributes it to being struck by lightning.
* 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).
* ArbitrarySkepticism: He doesn't believe in souls. Despite being one himself.
* 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.
* BadassBaritone: He has what he would call a "deep and sexy voice".
* BerserkButton: As much as they annoy him, don't harm any of his friends. Anubis learned this the hard way.
** He also seems to dislike it when people talk smack about his "pointy hair."
* {{Bishonen}}: Self-declared, and noted by others too.
--> '''Yami:''' That plan is as stupid as I am pretty. And I don't know if you've noticed this, but I am a damn handsome man.
* BrokenAesop: He frequently gives out the moral that bullying isn't nice, despite being somewhat of a bully himself. PlayedForLaughs, of course.
* BrutalHonesty: During the duel between him and Joey in episode 17, Yami flat out tells Joey that he's a terrible duelist, and that he only wins because Yami tells him what to do.
* TheCaligula: His rule as Pharaoh. "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.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he doesn't like it when someone offends baby Jesus. He also seems annoyed with Kaiba's potentially racist comments about the skin-colors of their Ancient Egyptian counterparts in Episode 59.
* HeManWomanHater: He despises women and constantly makes jokes at the expense of Mai and Tea. However, in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," he justifies this by explaining women hate him and want to kill him, revealing he thought Marik and Bakura were women all this time.
* HesGotLegs: A cross he has to bear, apparently.
--> '''Yami:''' Can I help it [sitting with his legs crossed] if I have such long, womanly 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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: After Battle City, he dueled Joey so Joey could earn back his Red-Eyes Black Dragon. He refused to go easy on Joey and expected it to be a CurbStompBattle. He actually lost the duel, and Joey won because he believed in the heart of the cards just like Yugi told him to, even though Yami admitted afterwards that he was bullshitting when he said to believe in the heart of the cards.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: His season zero counterpart once [[DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu went on a blind date with]] [[{{Satan}} the Devil]]; the Devil said he was too creepy.
** Said counterpart was subjected to this himself when encountering the sheer wrongness that is Seto Kaiba being a NiceGuy.
* HypocriticalHumor: Yami is prone to this. For one, he makes a jab to the fact Yami Bakura had the same name as Ryou Bakura, despite the fact Yami Yugi himself never objects to people calling him the same name as his host.
* InelegantBlubbering: After losing Yugi's soul.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When being called out by Tea for not believing in Joey enough during his duel with Melvin, Yami does a ''precise'' phrase in Tea's voice in what she would say in a mocking fashion and said that's what she sounds like. Very harsh, but also kinda true.
* 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.
* KickTheDog:
** In Episode 40, Marik tries to dissuade Yami from attacking Bakura and ending the duel by having Ryou appear in front of him. Instead of hesitating like he did in the original, he willingly ''attacks'' him which shocks Odion and Joey.
** 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. Subverted in the next episode, where he suddenly sympathizes with Joey's condition and swears to defeat Melvin to avenge him. Maybe he does care after all.
* 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.
* MenDontCry: He demands Yugi not to cry after Joey's defeat by Melvin because it'll be distractive in his duel against Kaiba.
* MetaGuy: Unlike his counterpart, he's been this since day one.
* MindRape: His "Mind Crush" power is this, weaponized. It's his go-to answer (aside from playing card games) to any problem he faces.
* MundaneUtility: Yami uses his Millennium Puzzle as a reading light and mood ring.
* {{Narcissist}}: He slightly has an inflated opinion of himself. Take this clip from Episode 55, for instance:
-->'''Noah:''' In case you haven't noticed, I just won the duel! Kaibaís body is mine! Iím free! \\
'''Yami:''' Hah! You call that a body? On a scale of one to me, he rates a measly six and a half! And thatís being generous. \\
'''Noah:''' And what? You think youíre a better candidate? \\
'''Yami:''' Are you kidding? Noah, look at this body! Iím sexy and I know it! I work out! Plus Iím the King of Games. Would you rather be Kaiba and live the rest of your life knowing youíre only second best? Or stand tall at the top of the mountain? My body, Noah: Take it or leave it.
* NeverMyFault: When he uses Slifer to attack and seriously injure Bakura (after Odion provided him a chance not to), he tries to blame it on Marik instead of taking responsibility for it himself. And he directs his hate towards Melvin when it was the Pharaoh's own fault for Joey losing because he didn't give him enough faith.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: He didn't take well with Gansley saying that he will trim Yugi's hair should he take over his body.
* 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, Yami sometimes swears at various Egyptian gods/goddesses (i.e. [[ Ra]], [[ Osiris]], [[ Isis]], etc.) {{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. The one time someone mentions his real name, he interrupts and tells them "not to spoil it".
* OnlySaneMan: Tended to lampshade the show's silliness in Season 1. After he TookALevelInJerkass in Season 2 and 3, this role got delegated more and more to Yugi.
* PetTheDog: After being unsympathetic about him being defeated by Melvin at first, Yami swore to avenge Joey by beating him in a duel and save the world.
* 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."
** During the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City Final arcs, he makes several jabs at the fact Kaiba is an adopted child.
* 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.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Yugi's Blue Oni.
* 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!
* SexierAlterEgo: The TropeNamer, though it was Tea who actually said it. As adorable as Yugi is, Yami is ''sexy''.
* SignatureMove: Mind Crush, of course. Unlike the canon Yami, he has no problems with abusing it. He even extends it to video games he plays, as seen in his playthrough of Fallout 3.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: In Season 0, he's this to Yugi. When he's let out, someone is gonna get Mind Crushed. Possibly several someones.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Originally the OnlySaneMan of the main cast with a mean streak, now he's easily the most sociopathic of the bunch, except for maybe Kaiba (who was willing to detonate an island with people still on it, something Yami actually objects to).
* TruthInTelevision: To be perfectly honest, the way Yami treated his subjects in the past is no different than with how people in power during his time took advantage of those below them. Especially kings and monarchs.
* UnscrupulousHero: After his CharacterDevelopment.


!! 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. 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.
* AbusiveParents: He said that his father [[AlcoholicParent constantly drank]] and that it taught him a valuable lesson. Said lesson being solving problems using force.
* AdaptationalVillainy: It's less "villainy", however, and more just flat-out "jerkassness". Joey often claims he hates Tristan and Duke, though it's mostly due to how they lust for his sister. And speaking of his sister, Joey is quite mean to Serenity; he blew all his winnings from Duelist Kingdom on Duel Monster cards, forcing his parents to pay for her operation to fix her eyesight, and when it was a failure he points out that on the upside, she won't need her cards anymore. He's also just generally insulting towards her most of the time and often acts as if she doesn't even exist.
-->'''Yugi:''' "Wow, you're kind of a selfish bastard, Joey. ''*{{beat}}*'' [[HypocriticalHumor So what cards does she have, anyway]]?"
* AdaptationalWimp: A lot more idiotic and nowhere near as competent as his original counterpart.
* 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.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Its implied his habit of saying "nyeh!" is subconscious at best, since he can't remember saying it to Bakura.
* BigBrotherBully: He's very uncaring towards his younger sister Serenity most of the time, to the point where he acts as if she doesn't exist.
* 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.
* BloodKnight: He loves inflicting physical violence on others and expresses relief whenever he's allowed to beat people up onscreen (or offscreen, if 4Kids allowed it).
* BrooklynRage: TropeNamer, but not an example himself, being from Japan ([[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield in spite of his Brooklyn accent]]). In one video, Yami even calls him "Joey, Guardian of Brooklyn".
* BrutalHonesty: When Tristan claims to be having problems with his grade, Joey tells him 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!
* {{Crossdresser}}: Implied.
-->'''Joey:''' ''(dressed up as the Flame Swordsman)'' Have I been crossdressing in my sleep again?
* 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...
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even he was offended by Yami's sexist quotes about Mai. Considering how young Serenity really is, it's no wonder Joey dislikes Tristan and Duke flirting with her.
* 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.
* SuperStrength: Apparently, having an abusive alcoholic father means you have enough strength to kick down walls.
* 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. He also suffered a Mind Crush from Yugi, only for him to still be alive and well.
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: He often enjoys it when problems are solved with physical violence instead of children's card games.
* VerbalTic: "Nyeh!" Joey seems to be oblivious to hearing himself saying it, however.

!! Steve Téa Gardner
-->''"Nothing can destroy friendship, it's the most powerful force in the universe!"''

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.
* AdaptationalWimp: ZigZagged. [[spoiler:She lost her duel to Crump in this version]], but still won against Joey and Mai.
* 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]].
* AllWomenAreLustful: Perhaps the most perverted of the main characters (and that's saying something), frequently drools over attractive men, and makes no secret that she ships people a lot, including her own friends.
* 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.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Doesn't tend to notice Yugi "that way" until another girl (or Bakura) shows interest in him, then she becomes this.
* 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.
* DependingOnTheWriter: It's never really clear whether or not she likes Yugi or is using him as a means to get to Yami it can go back and forth sometimes within the same episode.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She uses ThePowerOfFriendship to MindRape somebody.
* LovableSexManiac: "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, lusted over Marik and wanted to make him her sex slave, and even tried to seduce Yugi's Grandpa when she was feeling extra-horny.
* LoveFreak: Her obsession with friendship is very reminiscent of this trope.
* 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. She ships [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry/Hedwig]].
* ObliviousToLove: Depending on RuleOfFunny, whenever Yugi's not oblivious to her obvious advances on him, she's the one who's oblivious to his obvious feelings for her.
* 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!
* SkewedPriorities: In episode 14, Téa stops Yami from killing Kaiba... only because she feared he would survive.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Marik mispronounces her name as "Tee Gardner" (as in, a cup of tea) instead of "TAY-ya Gardner".
* StraightMan: She ''tries'', but often ends up acting as goofy as the rest of her friends.
* TheTease: Towards Yugi in Season 0.
* UnusualEuphemism: Mutters a string of them while passed out.
-->"Oh my God, that's right, Pharaoh... Friend me! Friend me! Friend all over my face! Oh, that's so friendly of you. Oh, you're such a good friend. Make friends with my vagina!"
* 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.
** And when Yami tells Noah [[ItMakesSenseInContext "It's my body, Noah! Take it or leave it!"]]...
-->'''Téa''': I have the weirdest boner right now!

!!Tristan 'timothy' Taylor
-->''"My voice gives me super strength!"''

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.
* AbsurdPhobia: He has a fear of ''packing''. Yup, packing before travelling. No wonder he didn't bring anything during Season 1 in Duel Kingdom...
* AdaptationalBadass: Despite being a bigger idiot, this Tristan is far more badass than he ever was in the original series. Anime Tristan was mostly a cheerleader on the sidelines, a fact even Duke Devlin mocks him for. Abridged!Tristan, however, is supposedly a combatant in the Vietnam War, is friends with the A-Team (and gave Mr. T his name), and can kill or knock people out with little effort involved.
* 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!
* MadeOfIron: Joey slams Nesbitt, who was in Tristan's body at the time, through a building with a full body tackle. Nesbitt gets out riding a motorcycle like nothing happens.
* 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.
* MyParentsAreDead: His Season 0 counterpart claims that his parents are dead. Averted with the main series, however, where Tristan says "Hi" to his parents in episode 41 while he and Duke are dangling on the edge of the [=KaibaCorp=] blimp.
* SimpletonVoice: It gives him super strength!
* StoryBreakerPower: His voice grants him superhuman strength and kung-fu knowledge, as well as break people's neck with his ''mind''. If Yugioh didn't revolve around card games, Tristan could be the most powerful non-magical human on the planet. If "A Brief History with Tristan" is anything to go by, he not only fought in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar but ''he killed the dinosaurs''. This in turn makes him one of the few characters besides Melvin and Yusei to have notable physical combat experience.
* 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
-->''"Screw the money, I have rules! ...Wait let me try that again."''

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. Though this is played straight with his adoptive father, Gozaburo.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original, Kaiba was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold; here he's a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. Aside from viciously hating the heroes and making it clear he doesn't secretly like them, he tends to be very insulting and disrespectful to Noah and Alister, while in the original anime he had at least a bit of sympathy for them.
* AdaptationalWimp: Kaiba is not nearly as good a duelist as his canon counterpart, and in contrast to the canon Yami Yugi seeing him as a WorthyOpponent, the Abridged Yami mocks him for how many times he's lost their duels together. Funnily enough this only applies to card games, everything else he does he is nearly unstoppable. See MemeticBadass below.
* AllJewsAreCheapskates: He says "Happy Hanukkah" in both ''A Very Merry Yugioh Christmas Carol!'' and ''An Ishtar Family Christmas''. Given his obsession with his own wealth, he might very well be this.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Confirmed to have loved Kisara in his past life as Priest Seto and is creeped out by Pegasus' advances, but his interactions with Yugi and Joey are '''''dripping''''' in HoYay-licious subtext. [[ This video]] takes the case with the former ''way'' too far with the subtext.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Heavily implied to have PTSD[[labelnote:note]]Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder[[/labelnote]] after Yugi defeats him with Exodia the Forbidden One. When Gozaburo summoned Exodia Necross in their duel in Episode 56, this is Kaiba's first reaction.
--> "Aahh! Exodia, it's not possible. No one has been able to summon him! [[CallBack ...Except for that one time]]!"
** And later when he sees Gozaburo's flame form.
--> "AAAHHH! EXPLODIA, THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE! No one has been able to escape him!"
* AmbiguouslyHuman: One special stated that [[spoiler:he may or not be a robot built by Freeza and then left on earth.]] The one telling the story was full of crap, however, and it's still left entirely uncertain who's Kaiba's father in order to prove this theory.
* 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. At best, he could classified as a Type lll to V.
* AttentionWhore:
** His goal in Season 1 is to become the main character by defeating Yugi at a card game.
** In TheMovie, he goes way off script to rant about how he's the best character and deserves all the attention.
** After the Battle City Finals come to an end, he [[SoreLoser decides]] to blow up the island in order to put the spotlight back on him.
* AtomicFBomb: During his duel with Ishizu, he lets out a loud, drawn-out scream of the word.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Having unlimited cards in your deck sounds awesome, but not if it means you'd have more difficulty drawing the card you would need to win.
* 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.]]
* BadBoss:
** He is livid when Noah announces his intentions for the Kaiba Corporation, including making a generous donation to a children's hospital and giving all employees a raise.
** Aside from his abusive treatment of Mokuba carrying over to Mokuba doing things as an employee, he also fires employees frivolously simply because firing people makes him feel powerful. This comes back to bite him when he fires all of the other shareholders of Kaiba Corporation and it leads to [[spoiler:Alister disguised as]] Pegasus being able to buy the rest of the shares.
-->'''Kaiba''': Also, fire our PR guy.
-->'''PR guy''': Eh... I'm the PR guy, sir.
-->'''Kaiba''': Well, good, because you're going to have lots of public relations when you're out there on the street WITH THE PUBLIC! Because ''fired''!
* 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."
* BigBrotherBully: Oh yes. He shows little to no care towards Mokuba whatsoever.
* 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]]''.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Subverted, the gang believes that underneath Kaiba's rough exterior, he secretly considers them to be his friends. Kaiba then turns around and admits he never liked them to begin with, and in fact ''hated'' every second he has to be with them. It's very likely the only reason he even remotely tolerates Yugi and his friends to begin with is because it's his role as the classic {{Shonen}} rival to work with them from time to time.
* CargoCult: He worships his money.
-->'''Kaiba:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis]] \\
'''Yami:''' Don't you mean "God"? \\
'''Kaiba:''' You worship your thing, I'll worship mine.
* CargoShip: [[invoked]]
** He has a fetish for dragons, especially the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
-->'''Kaiba:''' ''A Blue-Eyes White Dragon train?'' I have the weirdest boner right now.\\\
'''Yami:''' Why don't you just marry the Blue-Eyes 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]] [[Series/CSIMiami sunglasses]]) ... Just got Screwed.
* CharacterDevelopment: Parodied 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!"
* CompositeCharacter: Of himself, or at least his original versions. His obnoxiously huge ego and {{Badbutt}} persona is carried over from the Dub version of Seto Kaiba, but this version of him is willing to believe in the mystic and supernatural but likes to pretend they're no concern to him, much like the original Kaiba in the original Japanese Dub.
* 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!]]"
* CostumeEvolution: He provides the quote when he talks about how much sexier his second season outfit is. He even justifies his LimitedWardrobe because the outfit is too awesome to wear anything else.
* 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."
* 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.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Except for Mokuba, none of the other cast members think highly of him nor do they care if he dies. Considering how he often treated them, it's probably a form of karmic retribution.
--> '''Joey:''' What kind of self-respecting dragon lets itself be owned by a freakin Harpie?!
--> '''Mai:''' I don't know, what kind of self-respecting dragon lets itself be owned by a loser like Kaiba?
--> '''Joey:''' Ha, got a point there!
** And way earlier when Kaiba threatens to commit suicide:
---> '''Joey:''' This is awesome, Yugi's gonna kill Kaiba!
---> '''Tristan:''' I've always dreamed that this moment would come!
---> '''Yami:''' Kaiba must die!
---> '''Yugi:''' But what would Grandpa say?
---> '''Grandpa:''' Yuuuggiiii... Kill that son of a bitch!
* 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.
* HypocriticalHumor: He's also prone to this, though not as much as Yami.
* InformedAttribute: His ego is said to be so large, that no structure can hold it without collapsing (hence, the Battle City Finals all take place in open air space). While Kaiba is pretty much {{Pride}} incarnate in the series, several others like Yami Yugi, Bakura, and Marik have shown to be just as, if not more proud of themselves without ever having the same issue. There's also the fact Kaiba is implied to have an InferioritySuperiorityComplex, further bringing this trait into question.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Keeps on saying that Yugi lost to him on Battle City, when everyone including Mokuba, Kaiba's own brother, knew that Kaiba lost that duel.
* 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.
* JerkassHasAPoint: The way he points out Joey, Duke, and Tristan's flaws in Episode 60 was uncalled for, but he did in a way ''nobody'' can deny is true.
* 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.
* KickTheDog: Admitting that he genuinely hates Yugi and his friends, and that he has no love or compassion for them.
* 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."
** Subverted when he accidentally broke his wrist while dueling Gozaburo, and then used the same hand to smash through a glass casing. [[RealityEnsues Kaiba may be tough, but it doesn't change the fact]] ''[[RealityEnsues it still hurts]]''.
* MadeOfWin: [[ Yes indeed]].
* MadScientist: The duel disks he creates produce shockwaves whenever a monster dies. Why would he design it that way? [[{{Jerkass}} Because]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive he's]] [[{{Troll}} Seto Kaiba]].
* 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."
* MoneyFetish: To the point where he practically ''worships'' money, as noted in "Cargo Cult" above.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: "That's odd, my Kaiba senses are tingling."
** Also, he apparently has a "douche sense", which allows him to know any time Joey insults him.
* 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, are prone to HypocriticalHumor, and neither watch or read crap, such as that one Star Wars movie or Twilight. Yugi notes this in Episode 54.
** Yugi starts thinking this when Kaiba expresses his hatred of his adoptive father. Kaiba hates it and tells him to quit trying to sympathise with him.
* 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]].
* PetTheDog: In Episode 62, Joey mentions that the food Bakura ate in Kaiba jet's kitchen room was meant to go to some starving orphans back home.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: PlayedForLaughs in Episode 59 where Kaiba interrupts Yami's monologue to point out the improbable skin colors of Priest Seto and the Pharaoh (both are white-skinned instead of dark-skinned). Yami promptly tells him to drop the race-card.
* 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."
--> '''Kaiba:''' (''chuckes'') Okay, let me make this ''very'' simple for all of you: you're ''losers!'' I don't mean that in an endearing way, it fucking hurts me that I have to interact with all of you so much! Duke, you're a lecherous pervert with a failed game store. [[SarcasmMode Congrats.]]
--> '''Duke:''' Aaawwwwwwww....
--> '''Kaiba:''' Wheeler...the only reason anyone even acknowledges you is because your best friend is the King of Games. You'll probably end up in jail in about 5 years with bills coming out of your ass because you have absolutely no real life skills, and you're a giant parasite on society and everyone around you.
--> '''Joey:''' You don't have to be so rude, Koiba.
--> '''Kaiba:''' ''And my name! Is '''NOT!''' "Koiba"!!''
--> '''Joey:''' Nnnyeh.
--> '''Kaiba:''' And Tristan...'''''Tristan...''''' You are the single most worthless human being I've ever met. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Deuces.]] (''walks away'')
* TheResenter: Towards Yugi, as per series tradition. He hates him so much, in fact, that when Yugi beats him for the hundredth time in Battle City, Kaiba goes into complete denial of the fact he lost and instead insists that Yugi's the actual loser of that duel.
* 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.
* SkewedPriorities: He has a hard time choosing between defeating Yugi or saving the world after he gets Critas.
* SoreLoser: It's Seto Kaiba; what do you expect? Best shown when his reaction to the phone ringing is to hope that it's Yugi calling to admit that [[SelfServingMemory Kaiba won]] [[BlatantLies Battle City]] and he owes Kaiba '''all''' of his trading cards. According to Mokuba, he's been saying that every time the phone rings ever since Battle City.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: "Even though there's absolutely no chance of success, I'm gonna defy logic and attack you anyway!"
* 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. In Season 4 though it's begun to get toned back down.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's terrified of Exodia (Necross) when Gozaburo summons him, "Explodia" when trying to escape him, and even when he himself removes from play three pieces of Exodia in the graveyard.
--> ''"It's not possible! No one's ever been able to destroy 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.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: With his style of clothes and mature design, you would easily mistake him for a grown-up if not for the fact he still attends Yugi's High School (even though he was only ever seen attending school in the first episode).

!! Season Zero Kaiba
-->''"You canít defeat the power of friendship, Yugi! Hahahahahahahaha!"''

A BizarroUniverse version of Seto Kaiba that appears in Season Zero. Unlike the regular Kaiba, he's genuinely friendly and nice, though still a villain and more than a little creepy.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Season 0[=/=]early manga Kaiba is easily the most psychotic version of the character seen in any media, but this version of him is extremely polite, calm, and disturbingly friendly. Deconstructed in-universe by Yami, who is creeped out entirely by Kaiba's sudden change of character.
* AffablyEvil: 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."
* AntiVillain: It turns out that [[spoiler: this Kaiba never stole Grandpa's Blue Eyes White Dragon]] and he only agreed to duel Yugi for fun.
* CloudCuckoolander: He seems a little spaced-out.
* 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!
* DissonantSerenity: Acts totally tranquil even when he's being threatened.
* TheDragon: To Mokuba, who in this version is a GreaterScopeVillain.
* EccentricMillionaire: ''Very'' eccentric.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: His primary motivation, as seen from his quote.
* KickTheDog: He ordered his bodyguards to beat up Joey and Tristan. [[spoiler: Granted; they'd falsely accused Kaiba of theft and were planning to beat him up for it.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: The ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Elm Street]]'' theme.
* LonelyRichKid: He's new in school and hasn't had time to interact with anyone outside of Yugi's gang. In fact, during TheStinger, he wishes for the ''rain'' to be his friend.
* ManInWhite
* NeverLendToAFriend: Makes it clear that even though he likes Yugi, he won't be sharing any of his wealth with him.
* NoSocialSkills: Yugi comments on how Kaiba's polite tone creeps him out. Kaiba agrees with him for some reason.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He's ''very'' friendly, which a stark contrast to his original and abridged counterparts. It's so horrifying that Yami Yugi is creeped out and threatens him when Kaiba offers him a ''hug''.
* SpoiledSweet: Having money hasn't turned him into a bastard. Granted, the canon Kaiba had a FreudianExcuse for his attitude, so maybe this version had a happy childhood.
* UncannyValleyGirl: Seeing Kaiba act so pleasant and friendly is ''weird''.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* YoungEntrepreneur: His shadow duel with Yugi inspires him to start applying holographic projectors to Duel Monsters, and the rest is history.


!!Supporting Characters

!![[spoiler:INSERT-NAME-OF-SIBLING]] Mokuba Kaiba
-->''"No ''you'' shut up! ...Oh god I'm so sorry."''

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]]. [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Ghost Nappa]], to be precise. [[UnreliableNarrator Probably, but likely not]].

* AdaptationalBadass[=/=]AdaptationalVillainy: In Season 0, he's the BigBad with Seto being his [[TheDragon Dragon]] as he schemes to defeat Yugi and steal his most powerful cards to rule the world as "Emperor Mokuba".
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** His idea behind running a company is developing frustrating operating systems that nobody wants to develop for. He would call it [[TakeThat Mokusoft]].
** He also states that he can decide who lives and who dies because Kaiba is his brother.
** He gets incredibly hostile and vicious towards Joey for no apparent reason at one point, and Seto has to make him heel like a dog.
* 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. It's also implied he may have done this before.
-->'''Kaiba''': Why the hell were you dressed like a girl?
-->'''Mokuba''': Oh like ''you've'' never tried it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He gets a few moments of this, like when he's talking to Seto in Episode 67, or when he's calling out Noah for thinking he can just redeem himself right after firing a missile at them.
* 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.
* ExtremeDoormat: To Kaiba, and to a lesser extent, everyone else.
* ItGetsEasier: He has been kidnapped so many times that when Noah does it in Season 3, he treats it like something common.
-->'''Noah:''' I kidnapped you and there's ''no escape''.\\
'''Mokuba:''' 'Kay.\\
'''Noah:''' That's it!? Just "'kay"!?\\
'''Mokuba:''' Well, i'm kinda used to it by now.
* 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.
* MadeOfIron: That fall he survived in Episode 6 would've killed or seriously injure pretty much any regular guy. Lampshaded by himself.
--> "Man, I sure am glad I'm a cartoon."
* NapoleonDelusion: Believed himself to be a Pokémon in Episode 28.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Done to Yami Yugi in order to steal his Star Chips. Yami thinks he did it through SuperSpeed.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's actually around Kaiba's age, considering that they both grew up together in that orphanage when they were children, yet he looks even younger than Yugi (who was once mistaken for a Elementary schooler). Kaiba lampshades this, pointing out how Mokuba is more or less the same height as when he was younger.
* PhraseCatcher: "Shut up, Mokuba."

!!Ryo Bakura
-->''"I'm not gay, I'm just British!"''

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.
* AllLovingHero: No matter what happens, Bakura can't seem to keep a grudge towards anyone, not even against the evil spirit that's been controlling his body since the first season.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Shows interest in Tea at one point, and Yugi in another. (Technically he says he's [[ExactWords "not gay"]]...)
-->'''Tea:''' Stop groping my Yugi-muffin!\\
'''Bakura:''' Bugger off! You had your chance.
* CampStraight: Possibly. After all, he's not gay, he's just British. He even asked Téa if she fancied a shag once.
* CannotTalkToWomen: He tries to hit on Tea, but his speech pattern makes him look too weird for her.
* 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: People, especially main characters lampshades this often by calling or mentioning him as "Shemale" (which he himself admits) or "sexually ambigous character".
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one cares about Bakura at all. Yami claims he doesn't even know his name.
* {{Gaydar}}: His father installed this on his Millenium Ring because of [[DudeLooksLikeALady his feminine appearance]]. Florence also used this feature to find gay energy source for himself to use.
* 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 what 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.

!!Duke Devlin
-->''"You guys are making me sexy. You won't like me when I'm sexy."''

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 bisexual, he's open to aliens anally probing him, and he makes a joke about "riding" the robotic Nesbitt. Also, his idea of unlocking doors in Industrial Illusions during Season 4? By tricking the security system to have cyber sex with him, proving that he has no problem with a computer program.
* 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.
* HollywoodHacking: Or as he puts it, tricking the system into having cybersex with him.
* 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 is 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.
* RunningAwayToCry: This happens in Season 4.
-->'''Duke''': No, Tristan! Because it's not! Dungeon Dice Monsters uses dice!
-->'''Joey''': I activate my trap card, Skull Dice! A card that very specifically requires a die to play it!
-->'''Duke''': Oh God, look at the time! I have to be somewhere. *Duke ran away crying*.
* SurferDude: Dabbles in it a little, but not as much in later seasons.
-->"[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} 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
-->''"I'm checking the obituaries to see if I've died yet!"''

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.

* AdaptationalWimp: This version of Solomon is ''far'' from his original counterpart. Canon Solomon was a skilled Duel Monsters master who taught Yugi and Joey everything they know about the game and is a somewhat valuable asset to the group a few times, while Abridged Solomon is nothing more than a bumbling idiot who is bossed around by his own grandson.
* 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!"
* DadTheVeteran: Bores Yugi with his war stories in Episode 62. Based on pretty much everything he said in ''BBT Abridged'' (such as thinking that America was invading them when the fireworks went off), he might be a [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield (Japanese)]] veteran of WWII.
** RetiredBadass: Assuming that he wasn't just babbling nonsense like the CloudCuckooLander he is, not only is he a war veteran, but his story in Episode 62 begins with him mentioning that he single-handedly slaughtered an entire squadron of something (probably soldiers, but knowing him, it could've been a squadron of anything).
* DeathSeeker: For some reason, he's very eager to die.
** [[spoiler:He gets his wish in ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged''.]]
* DirtyOldMan: Lusts over numerous females.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Grandpa]]: In fact, Yugi didn't even know he ''had'' a name until Rebecca brought it up.
-->'''Rebecca:''' I'm looking for Solomon Moto.
-->'''Yugi:''' Who the hell is Solomon Moto?
-->'''Tea:''' Yugi, that's your grandpa.
-->'''Yugi:''' He has a name?!
* GrumpyOldMan: 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: 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]]
-->''"My breasts are not fake!"''
-> Voiced by [=BoobsMcbalrog=] [[note]]Caitlyn Elizabeth[[/note]] as of Season 4.

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. In Season 4, she suddenly gets a change of voice and a rather expanded characterisation.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Ironically, while being a villain. In the original anime she was haunted by memories of her Shadow Game with Yami Marik and joined Dartz to be stronger, and was brainwashed into hating Joey and becoming convinced she had to beat him to overcome her past. Here she wants to duel and beat Joey because she's sick of being treated as a one-note joke character only recognized for her breasts, and also for them leaving her comatose body alone on the airship during Season 3.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Mai was repeatedly forced by the Orichalcos to fight Joey in the both the Subbed and Dubbed version of the anime every time she reconsiders dueling him, while Abridged Mai is implied to hate her friends entirely of her free will.
* CatchPhrase: Often refers to herself as "My breasts". She seemingly dropped this as of Season 4, but appears to replace it with variants of calling herself "sexy".
* 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.
** Averted in Season 4, where she's voiced by [=BoobsMcbalrog=]. The change is noticed by Joey.
* FauxActionGirl: Exaggerated and PlayedForLaughs here. Despite supposedly being a world-famous pro duelist, every time Mai duels on-screen, she loses or surrenders. It takes a pathetic filler character, Jean Claude Magnum, to finally let her have a victory.
-->'''Tea:''' "I can't believe we found a duelist even worse than Mai!"
** In Season 4, this is one of the reasons why she has gone evil; she's basically sick of being treated as a joke despite having a huge winning streak off-screen on the professional circuit after Battle City. When Joey claims that "if it happened off-screen, it didn't happen", Mai humiliates him by basically saying "by that logic, then your balls haven't dropped". The only reason she loses the duel against him is because he basically cheated.
* 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!"
* {{Hypocrite}}: Mai leaves Joey because he doesn't know anything about her that doesn't concern her breasts but, so far almost everything Mai has said or done has been about her breasts in some way or another.
** No longer the case as of Season 4, now that her character is no longer one-note. Now she's stated much more legitimate reasons to dump him.
* 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]]).
* JerkassHasAPoint: The reason for her FaceHeelTurn in Season 4 is that she found out the cast left her comatose body alone on the blimp with the psychotic Melvin while they took part in the FillerArc. Admittedly a good reason to be angry.
* MsFanservice: Her whole shtick is how attractive she is and how large her breasts are. Well, it ''was'' before Season 4, at least.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Wears a tight white corset.
* ProudBeauty: Always talks about her breasts in front of other people just so they notice and even after her FaceHeelTurn, she still takes pride in becoming sexier upon becoming evil.
* 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."
* WhatTheHellHero: When Joey claims they were best friends, she retorts that he left her comatose body on a blimp with a known SerialKiller.

!!Ishizu Ishtar
-->''"Because shut up."''

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. Supported by the fact Ishizu is never seen being attracted to any men.
* 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 a 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.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Like in the canon, her decision to show Marik the surface began his StartOfDarkness. Not only did it give him the taste for freedom that would cause him to reject the tombkeeper lifestyle, but it enraged their abusive father enough to beat them once he found out, causing Marik to snap and his evil personality to come out and [[{{Patricide}} kill]] [[SelfMadeOrphan him]].
-->'''Ishizu:''' I then realized that defying thousands of years of family tradition and spitting in the face of our insane father was probably not the best idea I've ever had.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Tries to be the voice of reason on the show, until someone points out the flaws in her logic.
-->Because shut up.
* OnlySaneWoman: Probably the closest this series gets to sanity, anyway.
* SiblingYinYang: A classic example between her and Marik. Ishizu is an no-nonsense OnlySaneWoman, while Marik is a LargeHam {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Lampshaded by herself.
--> '''Rare Hunter[=/=]Steve:''' Master Marik, can we ride with you?
--> '''Marik:''' No! Get your own friggin' motorcycles! See you guys at Wal-Mart!
--> '''Ishizu:''' How am I related to him?
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her Millennium Necklace gives her the power to break the fourth wall. '''Everyone''' can do that freely, anyway. However, she does manage to break the ''actual'' fourth wall, in the sense that while all of the characters talk about their lives and the events of the plot as if they're aware of their being in an official English dubbed anime series, Ishizu is one of the only characters who acknowledges in the episodes themselves that they are in an abridged series on the Internet. Such acknowledgement is usually reserved for other videos featuring the characters, not in episodes of the series itself.
* WomenAreWiser: More grounded and sensible than her father and brothers. Then again, given how [[BrainlessBeauty dysfunctionally stupid]] [[PsychopathicManchild Marik]] is and [[BruiserWithASoftCenter gummy bear-obsessed]] [[ManChild Odion]] is, the bar wasn't set that high.

!!Serenity Wheeler
-->''"I'm scared they'll write me out of the show. I mean, what purpose does my character even serve at this point?"''

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.
* ButtMonkey: Not as much as Tristan, but still applies. First, Joey spends all the money that was supposed to go to her operation on trading cards, then she gets the operation anyway, it's a failure, and she spends several episodes in the hospital annoyed by visitors. Joey also repeatedly shows no concern for her wellbeing, and as noted under SatelliteCharacter, she just exists for Tristan and Duke to pine over.
* CrossdressingVoices: The fourth main female LK voices.
* GirlyGirl: She's obsessed with ponies and acts stereotypically girly. The only thing missing is a feminine sounding voice.
* IllGirl: Until her eyesight comes back, she was blind and Joey's motivation for duelist.
* LustObject: Tristan ''wants'' Serenity. In the ''worst'' way possible.
* 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].]]"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the end of [[RecapEpisode Episode 63]], Serenity gets progressively more fed up with Téa having pointless flashbacks instead of going to the mall like they planned, until Téa crosses the line by bringing up Serenity's hospitalization and the divorce of her parents, at which point she just says that she wants to go home.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Serenity has this reaction in the second RecapEpisode whenever Téa starts reminiscing fondly about certain events that Serenity found traumatizing.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Tea and Ishizu's Tomboys.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Unlike the canon where she got the operation and recovered, in this show the operation was a failure and she went fully blind. However, eventually the "writers" decided to make her a regular character and thus she miraculously got her sight back shortly after.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: She was responsible for the death of Noah by running him down, leading to the Virtual World/Cancelled Series arc.
* 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: According to Duke, she's 12-years-old. No wonder Joey threatens to kill Tristan for wanting to date her.

!!Major Villains

!!Maximillion Pegasus
-->''"Ooooo, I'm so ambiguously camp!"''

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 his behavior towards Kaiba in TheMovie (making obvious sexual passes and then feigning obliviousness), he seems to do it to {{Troll}} people ForTheLulz. WordOfGod confirms he's only pretending to be gay, but you wouldn't tell from the way he's been acting.
* 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.
* ArmouredClosetGay: Inverted. One episode has him attempting to kill Tristan, Téa, and Bakura so they can't tell anyone that his DarkSecret is that he is actually ''straight''.
* 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}}.
* {{Guyliner}}: According with the second ''Marik's Evil Council'', he wears make-up and takes his time to apply it in order to be "sufficiently glamourous".
* 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.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Though he's nowhere near the level of Kaiba, Yugi claims that he couldn't just instead call the police when Pegasus stole Grandpa's soul because rich megalomaniacs such as himself are immune from the law.
* 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."
* {{Troll}}: According to WordOfGod, his coming onto Kaiba is entirely to creep him out ForTheLulz.

!!Yami Bakura / Florence / The Spirit of the Millennium Ring
-->''"I'm not British. I'm just gay."''

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 Florence 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.

* AdaptationalHeroism: The real Spirit of the Millennium Ring is a vile and ruthless villain who cares nothing more than to get absolute power over all. This version of him, while still evil, is a lot less cold and more willing to get along or converse with others, even Yugi's friends and family. What's more, Florence's reason for fighting Yami Marik/Melvin was to prevent him from canceling the show, while Yami Bakura only dueled him because he doesn't want any competition to ruling the world.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Ironically, this version has a more petty reason to be evil. Yami Bakura had to watch his whole village get raided and dumped into molten gold as a child, while Florence decided to be evil simply because his parents try to force him to be more like a girl. What's more, Zorc is a separate character from Bakura in this continuity, meaning Florence was doing everything in his own free will instead of being influenced by him.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets his very own episode in episode 37, "Single White Shemale." He even does the PreviouslyOn narration and gets his own intro and theme music for ''The Bakura Show''!
* 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)."
** The word "bloody" also comes out of his mouth a lot.
* 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]].
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Marik.
* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Bloody Bomb]]: In Episode 46.
* 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.
* 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.
* EvilVersusOblivion: In "Melvin'd", he duels Melvin to stop him from cancelling the series, as he had yet to received the screentime he was promised in his contract.
* 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.
* {{Irony}}: Twofold. His parents always try to raise him as a girl (even giving him a girly name), but Bakura is possibly the least flamboyant character in the series, and unlike Pegasus and Marik, lacks many traits belonging to a SissyVillain. Also, he's the only character who is genuinely open about his sexuality, but doesn't possess any of the stereotypes that go with it.
* 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
* MrFanservice: Like Marik, he knows it.
* NamesTheSame: He's called Bakura, just like his host. Yami doesn't buy it one bit. Given how much he hates his real name, Florence is probably adopting a new name to get away from the one his parents gave him.
* 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.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: He mentions in MarikPlaysBloodlines that his fans incorrectly assume that his EvilPlan took 5 seasons because it was just ''that'' well though out. He's actually "just very slow".
* 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 acts comparatively normal 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: 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
-->''"I don't want to kill you, I just want to destroy you a little!"''

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, 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''.
* AdaptationalHeroism: He's not as bad a person as his original counterpart used to be even before his HeelFaceTurn. Anime Marik was a physically[[labelnote:*]]He slapped Odion in the face in the Japanese dub[[/labelnote]] and psychologically abusive BadBoss who wants to inflict world domination over his hatred with the pharaoh. This Marik, while having the same motivations, is only evil to the point of pushing someone off a boat (which by Yu-Gi-Oh! standards is a mere slap to the wrist), and he at least allows Steve Umbra and Luna/Lumis (who have failed him in both continuities) to join his Evil Council Of Doom, whereas the real Marik allowed them to die for their failures.
* AdaptationalWimp: He is nowhere near as competent or evil as he in the original series.
* ArmoredClosetGay: He insists he is 100% straight and gets angry whenever someone presumes he's gay, but ''everyone'' knows the truth that he's just in denial over. [[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.]]
-->"Oh, what, just because a man likes to dress effeminately, and hang out with another extremely attractive man, and read yaoi, and flaunt his gorgeous abs, and stroke a phallic symbol suggestively in every other scene, that automatically makes him gay?!"
* 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''...
* BullyingADragon: He has no problems with shouting or insulting members of his Council of Doom, including Zorc, the GodOfEvil.
* 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:
** Many 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.
** ''LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines'' has even more, which are usually lampshaded by Bakura laughing while Marik is unaware of what he's said.
-->"Geez, I can't believe on my first day as a vampire I sucked off a hobo."
* 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 ladies love it.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Played somewhat straight at first, as Marik didn't really have any reason for wanting to defeat the Pharaoh other than the fact that he's simply evil. Subverted later on when he's actually given a backstory and motivation behind his deeds (albeit a vague one).
** Marik even provides the page quote from when he finally introduces himself to Yami (and Joey).
* 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.
* LustObject: It's ''painfully'' obvious that Florence wants to jump his bones. But, you know, [[SarcasmMode Marik is totally hetero and stuff]].
* MediumAwareness: When Bakura suggests that they just murder Yugi and the Pharaoh, Marik shoots him down because 4Kids would just censor it anyway.
* 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.
* MrFanservice: And boy does he know it! Tea's reduced to a babbling mess when in his presence.
* 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...''\\
'''Joey''' (''thinking''): ''Man, if I could only 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. [[spoiler: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!
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Perhaps the one evil (or at the very least, bad) deed he can do right. He repeatedly makes misogynistic quotes at women, such as claiming that women don't exist in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and while possessing Tea, he claims he doesn't know anything cause he's possessing a woman. Ironic, when you consider how girly Marik himself is.
* 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.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Bakura and Melvin's Manly Men.
* 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 [[BreakoutCharacter breakout characters]], they succeeded.
* SueDonym: Uses "Malik Blishtar" as an alias.
* TooDumbToLive: In the 2008 Christmas special, he seemed pretty excited about receiving a ''bomb'' as a gift.
-->Ooo, I bet it's a bomb! Wouldn't that just be '''(EFF)'''ing awesome?!
** And in the last five seconds before the bomb goes off, Marik tries to think of a good ''Film/TheyMightBeGiants'' quote when Bakura tells him to say something profound before they die.
* TransparentCloset: Mocked frequently for it. Everyone ''knows'' the truth, but he refuses to admit it.
* UnwantedAssistance: [[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!
* 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.

!!Yami Marik / Melvin
-->''"Come over here and let me cut you, I mean hug you! Hugging is what I meant."''

Marik's alter-ego-slash-imaginary friend, born from his childhood trauma of being tattooed during the tombkeeper initiation ritual. When Odion was struck by Ra's divine wrath, the mental seals on Melvin weakened, and he resurfaced. Unlike Marik who wants to destroy Yami, Melvin just wants a hug. And by "a hug" we mean "to stab you with a chainsaw or any other weapon on hand". And he ''loves'' hugging people.

At the end of Season 3 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".
-->"Come on, pick up the friggin' phone before I stab someone out of boredom! As opposed to the many other reasons for which I tend to stab people."
* 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.
* BlackComedy: His whole shtick involves treating death and destruction like regular hobbies and basically just being a definite example of a PsychopathicManChild.
* 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.
* CuddleBug: He's almost always looking to [[DeadlyHug "hug"]] someone.
* 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.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Always cheerful about giving hugs to everyone, but he's reduced to screaming like a maniac when all of Yugi's monsters give him "the biggest hug of his life".
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Marik's father Hank Ishtar, [[JerkassVictim who really deserved it]] after savagely 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 more so.
-->"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]].
* LyricalDissonance: His villain song "[[ Villain]]", in which Melvin sings about torture and murder, is sung in tune to the calm and relaxing "[[Music/EnriqueIglesias Hero]]".
* 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". He even calls his own father "Doctor Scuzzbucket" just before murdering him. Also called the Pharaoh 'Nancy' on one occasion.
* 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.
* OnlySaneMan: Manages to be this during his duel with Yugi. He's baffled by Yugi's slurred pronounciations, his offer to trade his Obelisk card for Melvin's Metal Reflect Slime (despite this being in his favour) and he loses his temper when he's suddenly ignored despite his BigBad status.
* 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!]]"''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Marik's Sensitive Guy, and it shows. Marik is a CampGay who has trouble expressing his TransparentCloset and comes up with ridiculous plans that usually end in failure, Melvin is a hammy, psychotic villain who's not afraid to get his hands dirty, often succeeds, and openly expresses his feelings towards something.
* 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
-->''"Who's the green-haired, rich, spoiled brat, screwing the rules now, Seto?"''
-> 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.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Indulges in maniacal laughter, prone to physically touching other characters in a creepy manner, and is implied to have [[GoMadFromTheIsolation gone mad from isolation]].
* 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.
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted when the gang are still upset with him after his immediate HeelFaceTurn (even Mokuba calls him out). Played straight later on when, after sacrificing himself to save everyone, Yugi claims that Noah isn't such a bad guy after all, aside from the attempted murder.
* 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.'']]
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Just like the canon version, but he's actually more passive about it.
* 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.''
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Seto and Mokuba's Red Onis. Ironically, he's shown to be more emotional than they are in his own arc, going from being callous in one second to being regretful in the next.
* 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. When his bribing of maintaining Mokuba's loyalty through love and donuts fail, Noah responds by turning both him and Seto into stone.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Banishes Team 4kids to the darkest corners of the internet.

[[folder:Gozaburo Kaiba]]
!!Gozaburo Kaiba
-->''"Listen, small person. There's no such thing as bad publicity."''
-> 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''.
* AllMenArePerverts: Makes suggestive comments aloud when Noah attempts to force his way into Yugi's body. Doubles as a {{Squick}} moment.
* 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.
* TheSociopath: If the way he treated his kids wasn't enough, he tore down an orphanage to build a theme park, said the orphans "don't get a theme park", showed no concern for the children he was making homeless, and tore a man's EARS off because he "got mad".
* 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.

-->''"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.
* BadBoss: The verbal abuse he hurls to his minions aside, he also [[YourSoulIsMine rips out their souls]] [[YouHaveFailedMe if they fail him]]. Alister flat out says "Master Dartz is a notorious douche."
* BerserkButton: Never insinuate you like tacos better than pizza.
* BigBad: Of the "Marik's Evil Council" series, toward Marik. He becomes the show's main antagonist in season 4.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[PerfectHairForever Coiffio]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The first two ''Marik's Evil Council'' specials portrayed him as a serious villain SurroundedByIdiots with his henchmen. Since the third ''Evil Council'' and continuing into Season 4, He's been voiced by [=Takahata101=] and is characterized radically different, being based on Coiffio in mannerisms and being a comical villain with a thick speech impediment that freaks out his henchmen, who became 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. Possibly subverted in later episodes where he seems aware that other people can't understand him.
--> "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.
* InTheBlood: If Paradox (his great-great-grandson) is anything to go by, everyone in his family has the same speech impairment as him.
* {{Jerkass}}: He loves to verbally abuse his henchmen, suck their souls should they fail him, and apparently once sucked out Creator/ChanningTatum's soul [[ForTheEvulz as a joke]]. Alister flat out calls him a douche because of this.
* 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}}: Music/JudasPriest's ''Hellion'' plays just before any scenes with him, [[ alongside]] Rob Halford's distinctive TitleScream heard in VideoGame/BrutalLegend's boot screen (Creator/{{DOUBLE FINE}}!!!).
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: "Gentlemen (his Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen)... and YOU (Zombie Boy), zombie dooshbag."
* 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.
** UpToEleven in the actual series, where his hair is '''constantly''' changing colors in real time instead of just between scenes.
* YouNoTakeCandle: More like, "Yuu Naw Tayk Candaw, Dooshbaeg!"

The great beast that Dartz unleashes after gaining three Egyptian God Cards. As opposed to the anime series, ''Abridged'' Leviathan is Dartz' attack-dog instead of his master.
* AmbiguousGender: No info about its gender, if it has any, is mentioned. Dartz calls it a bitch, but he likely used it as an insult for failure instead of directing it towards the fact its a girl.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Its eye alone is big enough to take up much of the sky in its first appearance.
* BullyingADragon: Dartz calls Leviathan a "widdle bitch" after getting beaten by Yugi.
* CaptainErsatz: Yami Yugi (and eventually Yugi) point out how his Great Eye form looks exactly like [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].
* DragonInChief: Despite being a PhysicalGod, Leviathan is treated about the same as the rest of Dartz' henchmen
* FacelessEye: In his earliest appearance.


!!Zorc Necrophades
-->''"And now it's time to destroy the world, again!"''

A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of ''Zorc & Pals'' with Florence, 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.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The canon Zorc is a GodOfEvil and an OmnicidalManiac. This one is silly, childish, and AffablyEvil.
* AlmightyJanitor: The most powerful Yu-Gi-Oh! antagonist in the Abridged universe so far is treated as an absent-minded subordinate by Marik's Evil Council of Doom.
* BadassGay
* BigBad: Inevitably, he will be this in Season 5 with Florence.
* 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 ''[[Series/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.

-->''"I'm a throwaway villain! Fear my generic motives!"''

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: Anubis has no idea what comes after the "Destroy the world" part of his plan. When Yami asks him what possible reason he could have for destroying the world, he is first stumped by the question, before hastily and lamely trying to claim that ''of course'' he has a reason, but he won't tell what it is because it is a "secret".
* 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: Mercilessly 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.
* 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.
** Brought up again near the end where he attempts to "summon all [his] darkest powers to destroy the world once and for all." Yugi asks why he didn't just do that in the first place instead of wasting time playing a card game. He merely tells him to shut up.


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!"
--> ''"Ahaha, ahahahaha, ahaha, ahahahaha!"''
* 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." He apparently got it from Dartz, who has the same problem.
* 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''.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Stole Cyber-End Dragon and Rainbow Dragon Jaden's friends offscreen (though Jaden only mentions Jesse).
* ObviouslyEvil: See the quotes for DesignatedHero above.
* PsychopathicManchild: Acts and sounds like an overgrown kid inside of a grown-up's body.
* SerialKiller: He killed Yugi's Grandpa, Pegasus, the people of Domino City, the people of Venus, indirectly the people of Neo-Domino City in Yusei's timeline, and possibly Zane and Jesse (given that he holds their ace cards), all in a single movie.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: How he states the rules of his duel against the protagonists: Yusei makes his move, then Paradox, Jaden makes his move, then Paradox, and finally Yugi makes his move, [[RuleOfThree then Paradox]]. Giving him 3 turns while the others only get 1 per round.

!!Lesser Villains

[[folder:Rex and Weevil]]
!!Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood
-->'''Rex:''' He said "wood".
-->'''Weevil:''' Oh, yeah. Heheheheheh.

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: They're based on the champions of this trope, did you expect any less?
-->'''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.
* TokenEvilTeammate: To the heroes in Season 4.

[[folder:Bandit Keith]]
!!"Bandit" Keith Steve Howard
-->''"In America!"''

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 Keith because France (according to him) 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.
** He also seems to get upset whenever somebody criticizes Creator/MichaelBay.
-->"Mess with Michael Bay and you mess with America!"
* 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 actually [[CanadaEh Canadian]].
** However, when he reappears in episode 50, he still seems to believe that he's American. Joey was the first to point out that he's a fraud, but Kieth claims that he doesn't know what Joey's talking about, and he says that [[HypocriticalHumor while waving a small Canadian flag]].
* ExactWords: Takes pride on being an American, he didn't exactly say ''where'' in America is he born in...
* ForeignCultureFetish: He's Canadian, but he idolizes America to the point that he actually wants to ''be'' American.
* KarmaHoudini: Outside of losing to Joey and being reduced to a mind-slave by Marik, he gets no punishment for his crimes during the Duelist Kingdom tournament.
* NoTrueScotsman: Apparently his opinion of Pegasus.
-->"Pegasus! I pledge allegiance to your death, you sorry excuse for an American!"
* {{Otaku}}: Of American culture, made even more funny that he's actually Canadian[[labelnote:note]]Technically speaking though, Canadians ''do'' live in North America. Close enough[[/labelnote]].
* PatrioticFervor: Keith loves America, American things, and talking about America.
* ThisCannotBe: Says this after being beaten by a kid in a duel.
-->"This can't be happening... in America!"
* VerbalTic: He has one... in America!
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: TropeNamer

[[folder:The Hair Guy]]
!!The Hair Guy (Kemo)
-->''"Attention duelists!"''

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


* AdaptationalNameChange: Sort of. His name in the original is Kemo, where here, he's referred to simply as "The Hair Guy".
* 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 [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: He claims that his hair is Tristan's father.
* VocalEvolution: Compare how he sounds in [[ episode 6]] to how he sounds in [[ episode 21]].

[[folder:The Steves]]
!!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]]?
* 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.
* {{Mooks}}: For Marik.
** EliteMooks: Joey and Tea are technically this, being two of the main characters and all.
* OneSteveLimit: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]; they're all named Steve.
* ShoutOut: Steve the Rare Hunter's voice [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes is reminiscent of a certain martian]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We're never told what happened to them after the Battle City arc is over and Marik is defeated by Yugi.

!!Odion Ishtar
-->''"Yes, master Marik."''

Marik's older 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 loves his family.
* BaldOfEvil: Which Joey mocks repeatedly.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: His entire shtick.
* 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.
* ManChild: He loves gummy bears and plays childish cards.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's not only completely harmless but also a ManChild.
* MoralityChain: For Marik; without him, Melvin is able to roam free.
* ScaryBlackMan: Well, Egyptian, but looks the part. Subverted in his immature and comical he is.
* ShootTheDog: He murdered his father's pet poisonous snake, Cornelius, because he bit and almost killed Marik.
* TheStoic: Humorously so, as Marik describes him as "bland and one-dimensional".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gummy bears. He loves them so much, just hearing "gummy bears" is enough to [[spoiler:wake him up from a 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 that all he seems to say is "Yes, Master Marik."

[[folder:Hank Ishtar]]
!!Hank Ishtar
-->''"Oh, hey, son! How's it going? I was just busy whipping the only true friend you ever had! So, how was your day?"''

Marik and Ishizu's father and Odion's stepfather. An abusive monster who likes to whip people and is very stupid, it's his terrible parenting skills that can be blamed for the Ishtars being a BigScrewedUpFamily.


* 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.
-->'''Marik:''' I just murdered my father in cold blood. I need a moment to get over it. ''(beat)'' Okay, I'm over it.
* 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.
* LargeHam: Dear ''god'' he is, possibly where Marik got it from.
* LaughablyEvil: He's so over the top that it's nearly impossible to take anything he does seriously.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: He didn't have a name in the original. Nether did Veronica for that matter.
* 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.
* SkewedPriorities: Decides to hold his newborn baby son up to the moon (as some vaguely defined ritual they apparently do) rather than show any concern when his wife tells him she's [[DeathByChildbirth dying]]. Also punishes Odion for killing his poisonous pet snake Cornelious, despite how it had just bitten his son Marik and almost killed him.
* 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 Nezbitt, Creator/{{hbi2k}} as Gansley, Creator/{{Lanipator}} as Leichter, [=KaiserNeko=] as Johnson, and [=Takahata101=] as Crump.
-->''"Team [=4Kids=], blasting off at the speed of light!"''

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.
* 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. Not even Crump".
* 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, where he's all alone since the site has been taken down by the FBI.
** 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 Website/FourChan and spams the board with penguins. [[spoiler: The sudden cutoff, however, implies that he gets banned.]]
** In the flashback during Episode 63, Noah instead banishes them all to Tumblr. Again, Crump is the only one who likes it.
* 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.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Johnson, in a sense. He reveals he's the one that's repeatedly banned the series from YouTube, but Johnson isn't the main antagonist of the arc.
* 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.]]
* {{Robosexual}}: Nesbitt.
-->"There's nothing sexier than a giant robot with rocket-powered fists!"
* 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.
* WouldHurtAChild: Nesbitt has no problem with physically assaulting Mokuba and knocking him unconscious. Granted, while possessing a teen's body, but still.

[[folder:Dartz's Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen]]
!!Alister, Raphael, and Valon

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


* AdaptationalHeroism: They often show reluctance with whatever order Dartz gives them, mainly because it either horrifies or grosses them out, and are a lot less antagonistic to the heroes here than in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
* AdaptationalWimp: Played with, as their track record so far is about the same, but they're not as imposing here as they are in the original dub.
* AmazonChaser: Played with. Raphael assumes that Valon loves Mai because of her being wild and determined. Valon agrees, then admits its more because she has a nice bum.
* [[BadassBiker Badass Bikers]]: Though Yugi, Joey, and Tristan 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.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Raphael is revealed to have this in episode 71 where he believes that the ability to do evil means you are automatically evil.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Raphael started as a generic henchman whose only line was "Zugzug." Later installments of Evil Council turned him into a DeadpanSnarker.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Basically how their (failed) plan to kill Yugi and his friends in California came down to. They hire a limo driver to drive a bunch of kids in a dessert to which a gang of bikers just randomly show up to kill them.
--> ''Valon:'' Oi, Raf. Why does our plan make absolutely no sense?
--> ''Rafael:'' Anime.
--> ''Valon:'' Oh yeah.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All three of them.
** Alister's involved two foreign countries going to war which inexplicably gave him a soprano voice and hatred of the Kaibas.
** Raphael lost his family and was stranded on an island for several years, lost the ability to say nothing but "zug-zug" and decided that humanity deserved to die due to having the potential to be evil.
* DeadpanSnarker: Raphael after his CharacterizationMarchesOn.
--> '''Raphael''': Are [the new members] gonna be lamer than the last one?\\
'''Zombie Boy''': [[ImStandingRightHere I'm right here.]]\\
'''Raphael''': Sup', lame-o?
** Alister, surprisingly enough, gets a few moments of being this when he's [[spoiler:impersonating Pegasus]].
* TheDragon: Raphael, the leader of the motorcycle riding henchmen and Dart'z right-hand.
* EliteMooks: The three of them (and Mai) are likely to this to the biker henchmen used to kidnap professor Hawkins and try to kill the main characters.
* GroinAttack: Alister suffered an explosion that caused his testicles to retreat back to his body when he was kid, which is where he gained that high-pitched voice of his.
* HalfheartedHenchman: They help Dartz but find him ''really'' weird.
* HypocriticalHumor: Alister thinks Pegasus has a silly voice.
* JustFollowingOrders: Or at least what they ''assume'' are Dartz' orders.
* KnightOfCerebus: Raphael may have flimsy motives, but the fact that he could beat Yami shows just how serious he is. Yami even describes him as a "total edgelord".
* KnightTemplar: Raphael believes that just having the potential to be evil is as bad as being evil.
* LandDownUnder: Valon is Australian, though his anime voice actor meant to give him a cockney accent.
* ManlyTears: Raphael when Yami mocks his dead family.
* OnlySaneMan: Inverted. They all are this to their boss. Especially Raphael.
* PokemonSpeak: Raphael, who said nothing but "[[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} ZUG ZUG]]" in the first two ''Evil Council'' videos. Episode 71 reveals that this was a side effect of being stranded on that island for years.
* SuddenlyVoiced: After that he normally speaks in a [[DeadpanSnarker slow and droning fashion]]. Dartz [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the fourth ''Evil Council'' video.
-->"Mayan, I liked you bettah when you said "zoog zoog". Ya weren't such a little bitch!"
** Yami also mocks him for this, saying that he'd be better off continuing to say nothing but "ZUGZUG".
* SurroundedByIdiots: Raphael knows this all too well, which is why he does the monologuing.
* VillainTeleportation: Via their Orichalcos stones, which creates FridgeLogic of why they even need vehicles to travel when they can simply warp to anywhere they want.

!!"Bro" (Gurimo)
-->''"Look man, I'm just an episodic villain; they didn't give me a name."''

->Voiced by: Tomamoto

Another member of Dartz's organization who duels Yami in the premiere of Season 4. He's just a throwaway VillainOfTheWeek, so he has no proper name, but Yami names him "Bro." Something he does not approve of.


* AsYouKnow: Despite Yami lampshading that he's a world champion duelist who knows Duel Monsters very well, Bro feels the need to explain what his cards do.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of his guest-star voice actor, he has a very deep and booming voice as far as most voices in the show go.
* FlatCharacter: Mercilessly mocked; he has no depth, personality, backstory, or even a proper name. He's just there to be Yami's opponent. Ironically, his NotSoAboveItAll moments probably give him ''more'' character than in the original version.
* LameComeback: "Mr. Smarty-pharaoh" is not a very impressive insult.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He claims he doesn't have a real name, so Yami names him "Bro." In the dub, his name was never mentioned -- he introduced himself as "Gurimo" in the Japanese version.
* NeverSayDie: A RunningGag in Season 4 is him being subjected to an inversion of this trope. Yugi repeatedly refers to him as being dead ever since they dueled, even though he seems to know that this technically is not true.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He starts off rather serious and stern, but as the episode continues he begins responding to Yami's slang-filled, immature insults in kind.
* RobbingTheDead: Yugi claims that this is what he did to "Bro" by taking the Orichalcos stone from his body after beating him. It's technically incorrect since "Bro" did not actually die, he lost his soul, but Yugi keeps referring to him as dead.
* YourSoulIsMine: He introduces the Seal of Orichalcos to the series by doing this to Rex and Weevil, then threatens to do this to the Pharaoh. Later, he's subjected to this himself by Dartz.

[[folder:Roba Family]]
!!Roba Family
-->''"Would you like to purchase our baby? We no longer have any use for it."''

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


* AdaptationalVillainy: They all want to get rid of their youngest sibling, a stark contrast to their close family bond in the original series.
* 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 in actuality, his brothers tell Espa what card Joey is using via a headset and viewing their duel from a tall building with binoculars. Joey also immediately caught on since Mai already tried that trick before.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Espa Roba is ''37 years old'', despite looking not much older than Yugi. While Espa claims that this is because of a growth hormone condition, Yami theorizes it's because of the in-breeding.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: They all look exactly the same (even the baby).


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]].


* AdaptationalVillainy: Zig-Zagged. He's just as worse as his first anime counterpart, but he also died as a bully, whereas his original self went on to be a cop who is friends with Yusei in the future.
* BigOlEyebrows: His gigantic eyebrows are the first thing Yugi notices about him.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the first episode of Season Zero, he gets EatenAlive by giant man-eating worms. In contrast to the actual anime where he suffers from a horrible MindRape.
* DecompositeCharacter: Officially, Officer Trudge from Anime/YuGiOh5Ds is really the adult version of Ushio. Here, Ushio is simply that bully Yami Yugi killed in Season 0, while Trudge ends up being a "fan fiction police" in a charity video Little Kuriboh made for shadowwolf, appearing solely to arrest Yugi and Kaiba for violating Canon storylines.
* 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

!!Mako Tsunami (AKA the freaky fish guy)
-->''"I am ''not'' a 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 they divorced and 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:Rebecca Hawkins]]
!!Rebecca Hawkins
->Voiced by Safty (Season 1), [=ColonelCheru=] (season 4 episode 65) and [=ErikaHarlacher=] (Season 4 episode 70)

Prof. Hawkins's granddaughter, she first appears in episode 20 where she challenges Yugi for Solomon's Blue Eyes White Dragon, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until she learns that it was ripped in half]]. Later returns in episode 65, where she appears to have developed an obvious crush on Yugi, who seems oblivious about it. In general, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} She's...]] [[CreepyChild not quite right in the head]], as evidenced by her friend, Teddy, [[HollywoodSatanism who may or may not be the Devil himself]].


* AbhorrentAdmirer: While he doesn't exactly find her abhorrent, Yugi clearly does not reciprocate Rebecca's crush on him.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Subverted. [[TookALevelInKindness Following her apology]], Yugi gives her the card he won at Duelist Kingdom... then promptly shoots down the poor girl's dreams.
-->'''Rebecca''': Does this make me the King of Card Games?\\
'''Yugi''': [[LittleNo Hell no.]]
* CompanionCube: Teddy.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: In Episode 70, when her house explodes, she makes an offhand comment about her parents being in there the last time that happened.
* FriendlessBackground: She says this in Episode 70.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Horse]]: Although she gave up her evil teddy bear sometime before Season 4, she now has a horse named Copernicus.
* HollywoodSatanism: Heavily implied.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a massive jerk to everyone, but ultimately has good intentions. [[HiddenDepths Sort of.]]
* LikesOlderMen: She's much younger than Yugi, whom she has a crush on.
* NightmareFetishist: To a certain degree. Aside from having owned a satanic teddy bear, she made a necklace out of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Orichalcos stone]] that Yugi took from "Bro" as a keepsake to remember Yugi by.
-->'''Yugi''': You know that thing [[YourSoulIsMine takes people's souls]] and I found it on a [[RobbingTheDead dead guy]], right?
-->'''Rebecca''': That just makes it more romantic!
* NoIndoorVoice: Her concept of indoor voices is literally nonexistent when she reappears.
* SkewedPriorities:
** She duels Yugi, makes him concede the match, and gets Solomon's Blue-Eyes. [[HeroicBSOD She gets upset when she realizes the card has been destroyed]], but only because she won't be able to sell it on eBay.
-->'''Rebecca:''' [[WhatTheHellHero YOU TORE IT!]] [[BerserkButton YOU RUINED THE COLLECTOR'S VALUE!]] HOW AM I GOING TO SELL IT ON EBAY NOW? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny SATAN WILL BE VERY ANGRY!]]
** To a much lesser extent, she kicks Tristan in the shin after he calls her grandfather dumb, but the reason she gives for doing it?
-->'''Rebecca''': Serves you right for being a boy who isn't Yugi!
* TemptingFate: Episode 70 has Rebecca saying she enjoys the secluded life with his grandpa before Bikers kidnap him.
-->'''Rebecca''': Life couldn't be more peaceful. *cue bikers coming by helicopter right away*
* TheOtherDarrin: Initially voiced by LittleKuriboh's ex-wife, Safty. In Season 4 she is now voiced by [=ColonelCheru=].

-->''"HOBSON SMASH!"''

->Voiced by: [=ShadyVox=]

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.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Not as much compared to his Season Zero counterpart, but he still manages to be more benevolent than the real Hobson.
* 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!"
* IRegretNothing: When he helps Seto take control of Kaiba Corporation from Gozaburo, Gozaburo is shocked that Hobson would betray him. Hobson's response?
* NoIndoorVoice: Constantly yells his lines out loud.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Comes with HulkSpeak.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Pursued his dream of becoming a wrestler after Kaiba overthrew Gozaburo for control over Kaiba Corp.

-->''"Jagshemash! My name is Shadi!"''

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.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Completely disappears from the story after Season 2 without a trace.

[[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. Mostly it just annoys and confuses him.


* 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]].

[[folder:"Gary Stu"]]
!!"Gary Stu" (Shougo)
-->''"I don't like playing card games!"''

-> Voiced by: Safty

A never-before seen character who is Yugi's best friend. He hates playing card games, so Kaiba tries to kidnap him to force him to take part in a card game tournament. Only appears in ''The Other Abridged Movie''.


* AdaptationNameChange: His name in the original movie is Shougo.
* CrossdressingVoices: Little Kuriboh's then-girlfriend Safty plays the male Gary Stu.
* MarySue: Invoked and parodied. Despite the fact he's never appeared before, he's apparently Yugi's best friend that he looks up to and has a really rare card.
* MindRape: Watching Yugi and Kaiba duel for hours finally convinces him to love the game.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only cast member who regards Duel Monsters as a stupid card game and has no interest in playing it.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Lampshaded.
-->'''Yugi''': Those bullies are being mean to Gary Stu!
-->'''Joey''': Who the hell is Gary Stu?
-->'''Yugi''': I don't know but apparently, he's my best friend.
** Also this:
-->'''Yugi''': Gary what happened to you? You used to be so cool! I looked up to you! Which was pretty difficult since we never actually met.
* SeriousBusiness: His refusal to play Duel Monsters horrifies other people, who consider him an insane freak.

!!Jaden Yuki
-->''"Aw yeah! Looks like we chillin' with the King Of Games biatches! This shit be ballin'!"''
-> 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.
** It should be noted that Jaden's entire character as a JiveTurkey is TheArtifact, a CallBack to this joke. While Jaden is now voiced by [=ShadyVox=] of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'' (and occasionally makes references to said series on ''[=YGOTAS=]''), the "real" Jaden in as portrayed by Shady in ''GX Abridged'' has a completely different personality.
* 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.
* EvilOverlord: He cameos in the fifth ''Evil Council'' video, playing with his dolls and pretending to be evil leader of dark forces. The Supreme King identity also appears in the ''An Ishtar Family Christmas'' special, where he joins Yami and Jack as the Three Kings.
* 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!"
* LeParkour: "It's a good thing I play a lot of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''."
* {{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.
* TheOtherDarrin: Debuted in [[ a Christmas special]], where he was voiced (like most characters) by LittleKuriboh himself. Now voiced by [=ShadyVox=].
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: He uses a lot of jive talk.
* RealMenWearPink: He's been taking ballet for six years.
* SameCharacterButDifferent: Jaden's personality in [=LittleKuriboh=]'s works is considerably different from how he's written in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'', despite that version supposedly being the same as this one. To elaborate...
** In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'', Jaden tends to be a sarcastic [[JerkAss asshole]] (and occasional OnlySaneMan) to those around him and is generally deserving of the hatred and abuse he gets from them. In ''[=YGOTAS=]'', he's more of an excitable, harmless, and dimwitted guy who others are disproportionally annoyed by.
** When describing his background to Yusei, Jaden speaks rather fondly of Duel Academy, even calling it, "a kick-ass school that teaches how to play card games." In his own series, Jaden absolutely loathes Duel Academy for being a WeirdnessMagnet, and is eager to get expelled so he doesn't have to put up with that crazy place.
** Jaden seems to admire Yugi and appreciate the Winged Kuriboh card in this version. In ''[=YGXTAS=]'', he finds the Winged Kuriboh card to be an annoying distraction at best and he hates Yugi for giving it to him.
* 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.
* StepfordSmiler: Implied in the Ishtar Family Christmas special.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While he doesn't feel this way in ''Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series'' anywhere near as much as in ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The Abridged Series'', he plays himself as this in''Evil Council 5'' when pretending to be a villain leading the forces of evil.
* 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."

* AmbiguousGender: Yubel is canonically a hermaphrodite, but seems to prefer being called a female by both herself and the cast. To make it even more confusing, her original self in the anime has her being a boy in her past life, before being made into what she is by "having the heart of a dragon".
* CloudCuckooLander: Farted on Yusei because she believed that he'd insulted Jaden. He didn't, and he never noticed her.
* DemotedToExtra: Only has one line in the entire series.
* 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.
* DemotedToExtra
* SatelliteCharacter: He... really only 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's a more prominent character there.

!!Yusei Fudo
-->''"Jack! ...I came again."''
-> Voiced by [=TheAzureCrow=][[labelnote:note]]Now named himself [=BlazingAzureCrow=][[/labelnote]].

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.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: As noted below, he's a bit more selfish and cold compared to how he is in source material.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Aki is his; she adores him but Yusei wants nothing to do with her.
* AnimeHair: Ironically, he freaks out at the sight of the hair of the other characters when his is just as bad.
* 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]]".
* CargoShip: [[invoked]] His motorcycle is his girlfriend. He prefers it over girls because girls are smelly.
* 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?]]"
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Jack and Jaden.
* 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.
* GirlsHaveCooties: "Girls are smelly."
* HypocriticalHumor: Believes whole-heartedly of ThePowerOfFriendship almost as much Tea does, yet he's the most hostile of the Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists.
* JizzedInMyPants: He has a medical condition developed from riding on a motorcycle for long periods of time that gave him "a hair-trigger down there."
* 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: The smart and sane to Jack's loud and stupid. 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.


* BigWhat: Utters one any time that Yusei tells him that he came.
* 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.
* TheDitz: Jack is pretty much Tristan's only rival for the dumbest character on the show.
-->'''Godwin:''' Jack, I will double your paycheck if you never say [card games on motorcycles] again. \\
'''Godwin:''' Two million, Jack. \\
* 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!"
-->'''Godwin''': Jack, we need to talk. \\
'''Godwin''': Fine, I'll talk, you can yell. \\
'''Jack''': YAY.
* 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.''
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He calls Jaden a "puff"[[labelnote:note]]Meaning a man who is gay or homosexual[[/labelnote]] twice in the Ishtar Family Christmas special because of the way his Supreme King costume looked.
* SimpletonVoice: He sounds as dumb as he is.

!!Aki Izayoi/Akiza Izinski
->Voiced by: Squeaky93

The female lead of ''5Ds''. She is desperately in love with Yusei, but it's highly unlikely to go anywhere since he's dating his motorcycle.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: She adores Yusei but he wants nothing to do with her.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Aki is almost as horny for Yusei as Tea is for Yami.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: She tries to pull it on Yusei but he shoots her down, telling her it does nothing for him.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Yusei.

!!Yuma Tsukumo
->Voiced by: Kirbopher
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.
* OutOfFocus: The only ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' protagonist besides [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Yuya]] to never have a solo spotlight. Yuya, meanwhile, doesn't even appear in the show.
* 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. Come Season 4 they have their original names again.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: They're so huge that they can tower over buildings.
* BerserkButton: They ''do not'' take having a counterfeit of them being used.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: What happens to anyone who presses the aforementioned BerserkButton.
* InsistentTerminology: At one point Marik flubs the name of "Mega Ultra Chicken" much to Yami's annoyance.
--> '''Yami''': I thought it was called "Mega Ultra Chicken".
--> '''Marik''': Oh, that's right. [[RealLifeWritesThePlot I guess I forgot.]]
--> '''Yami''': That is inexcusable. You should be ashamed of yourself!
--> '''Marik''': I mean, it's just a trading card...
--> '''Yami''': Stop ruining Yu-Gi-Oh!, Marik!
* LargeHam: See BerserkButton.
* OddNameOut: Initially, Obelisk is the only one not to have his name changed from the original anime. Probably so LK can use the "TOR-MEEEEENT!" clip for it.
* PhysicalGod: Yes, in both card games and real life. Their magic is potent enough to effect the real world to the extent where Ra can summon lightning to shower down on those who offend him.
* RunningGagged: The joke names were seeming dropped at the end of Season 3. In a clip show where the original names are used, characters repeatedly snark "I don't know why it's called that!" / "Nobody does, it isn't funny!"

[[folder:Dark Magician Girl]]
!!Dark Magician Girl
-->''"Why does everyone wanna have sex in front of me?!"''
->Voiced by Nowacking as of Season 4

The DistaffCounterpart of Yugi's ace card, the Dark Magician. In Season 4, the Duel Monster spirit that the card is based on calls forth {{The Chosen One}}s [[note]]The two Yugis, Kaiba, and Joey[[/note]] to awaken three legendary dragons and save the world from the Great Leviathan.
* BuxomIsBetter: The Pharaoh likes pointing this out.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: In her debut, a caption on the screen claims that "somewhere, a ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' fan is touching themselves".
* DistaffCounterpart: To the Dark Magician.
* GoingCommando: During Téa's ImagineSpot in Episode 49, Yugi claims that she watched a play about the Dark Magician Girl. During the play, she's not wearing any underwear during what would otherwise be a PantyShot.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Seems unaware or indifferent about how attractive she is to other people.
* MsExposition: Her role at the beginning of Season 4.
* MsFanservice: As is the case in the real series, she's considered a sex symbol in-universe and in real life. One RunningGag with her is the Pharaoh pointing this out. Even ''[[CargoShip Seto]] [[MoneyFetish Kaiba]]'' thinks she's sexy, as he complains about Pegasus turning the hottest card in the game into a five-year-old by making the Toon Dark Magician Girl.
* OnlySaneMan: To the likes of [[CloudCuckooLander Yami Yugi]] and [[SkewedPriorities Seto Kaiba]].
* PantyShot: Averted. During Téa's ImagineSpot of the Dark Magician Girl play, there's a shot where the audience can see up her skirt, and there's a censor bar instead of panties.
* RememberTheNewGuy: In Téa's ImagineSpot in Episode 49, Yugi shows her the Dark Magician Girl card and claims that it's her favourite card despite her never having seen it before.
* RuleThirtyFour: InUniverse. Jaden has "Two Dark Magician Girls, One Pot of Greed" bookmarked on his computer.
* RunningGag:
** The Pharaoh usually refers to her as something along the lines of "Dark Magician With Boobies" or "Dark Magician Who Got it Goin' On" rather than Dark Magician Girl.
** In Season 4, whenever she tries to get {{The Chosen One}}s to fulfill their destiny, they initially misinterpret it as a prompt that leads to a lot of sexual innuendo, much to her dismay.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', she asks Dark Magician why they can talk in the movie. He tells her that AWizardDidIt. Starting with Season 4, she becomes a full character with dialogue.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Telling Seto Kaiba to "become one with the almighty beast" when said beast is a dragon goes about as well as you'd expect.
* {{Toon}}: Like the Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon and Toon Summoned Skull, Toon Dark Magician Girl is a SuperDeformed version of a real monster, Dark Magician Girl in this case.
* VocalDissonance: Mostly averted, as she's voiced by Nowacking, but prior to Season 4, her only speaking appearance was in ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', and she was played by [=LittleKuriboh=] with an unconvincing female voice.
* AWizardDidIt: In ''Bonds Beyond Time Abridged'', she asks the Dark Magician why the two of them are SuddenlyVoiced, and this is the answer she gets.

[[folder:The Three Legendary Dragons]]
The three almighty beasts that are sealed in stone after defeating a great evil known as The Great Leviathan. They are reawakened when Dark Magician Girl sent Yugi (both of them), Kaiba, and Joey to release them and wield their great power.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: As with many prominent monsters in the series, they are inhumanly large. Critias alone seems to be bigger than Kaiba's Blue Eyes White Dragon (the largest of the cast's ace cards, not counting the Egyptian Gods).
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Yugi used Timaeus to defeat The Great Leviathan the first time it appears.
* JokeWeapon: The Claw of Hermos + Time Wizard = ...a dorky looking cartoonish hammer.
* FusionDance: As was the case in the original version, this is their schtick.
** Presumably, Timeaus fuses with other monsters to form brand new monsters.
** Critias fuses with Trap Cards instead of Monster Cards to form new monsters.
** Hermos fuses with other monsters to form Equip Spell Cards that further upgrade Joey's monsters.
* PhysicalGod: Kaiba implied in the original dub that the dragons are as powerful as the Egyptian God Cards. Their true power level here in the Abridged series is unknown, but they're definitely powerful enough to stand up to an EldritchAbomination.
* PoisonousPerson: Doom Virus Dragon, who is created by Kaiba fusing Critias with his Crush Card Virus, enabling it to destroy monsters with 1500 ATK or more just from being summoned.
* TheVoiceless: So far, none of them have so much as made a sound. The closest we get so far is Critias roaring in the form of Doom Virus Dragon.