Characters: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
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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.
Yami Victor Yugi, aka "The Pharaoh" aka "DAN GREEEEEEN" aka Atem
The incredibly FABULOUS alter-ego of our protagonist. Yami is not as heroic as he was in the source material, but at the same time he's just as hammy (if not more so.) He's a bastard who mind crushes people for arbitrary reasons, but he's not all bad, considering he's one of the heroes.
- Ambiguously Gay: Bakura's gaydar has reacted to him, he believes that the Millennium Puzzle is just fabulous, has an obsession with leather pants and claimed that he was straight if Kaiba's ghost was real. Turns out the "ghost" was actually a gay clown.
- Alternatively, Bi the Way, because of Téa. However, in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if she's a girl. Also, consider the quote from Depraved Bisexual below.
- And then there's Bonds Beyond Time Abridged.
- Am I Right?: "Hey, Joey. Watapon! Am I right?" - About one of the cards in Kaiba's lame-ass deck when he takes over the duel with Noah.
Yami: Huh, five men in one body, eh? Sounds like a typical day for Mai Valentine. Am I right?
Yami: Am I right?
Joey: It's just very inappropriate is all.
Yami: Yes, but am I right?
Yami: JOEY! ...Am. I. Right?
- Anti-Hero: He rarely shows that he cares about anyone but himself, loves to Mind Crush people, when Yugi's friends are in danger his reactions range from indifference to joy, and in Season 0 he's completely Ax-Crazy. As with everything else in the series though this is subject to Rule of Funny — when Noah turns his friends to stone he doesn't care until he petrifies Tristan, which horrifies him.
- Occasionally, he does show that he cares about Yugi, and Joey as well. In fact, he blocked an attack meant for him in one episode, and suggested that Joey was the only of Yugi's friends he considered his as well. He also had a sweet moment with Tea where he admitted that had a few things in common after all.(finding brainwashing people fun)
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Melvin's "Shiny Obelisk" caught his attention so much that he was willing to trade the original and Fiend's Sanctuary (both Kaiba's cards) for it.
- Ax-Crazy: In Season 0.
- Bishonen: Almost rivals Duke Devlin's levels of narcissism.
Yami: I don't know if you've noticed this, but I am a damn handsome man.
- The Caligula: His rule as Pharaoh Atem. "Slavemas" is the only word you need.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander He can lapse into this at times. In episode 61, his kookiness was enough to drive Melvin crazy.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very much so.
- Depraved Bisexual: 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!
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!
- Disproportionate Retribution: He delivers this to Kaiba in Season Zero.
Yami: You took my grandfather's card, so I took your bodyguard's kidneys! It seemed like a fair trade.
- Genre Savvy
- He's Got Legs: A cross he has to bear, apparently.
Yami: Can I help it [sitting with his legs crossed] if I have such long, womany legs? It's the cross I have to bear, Yugi. You wouldn't know, being so....short and all. Oooohhhh! These long, beautiful legs of mine! Ahhhh!
- Hell-Bent for Leather:
Marik: I'm talking about the power to look good in leather!
: That power belongs to me and me alone! And maybe *NSYNC
, but mostly to me!
- The Hero: Yugi's perception. Actually more like The Lancer.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: On Christmas, he sent Marik and his evil Council of Doom a present. A bomb.
- Horrifying the Horror: His season zero counterpart once went on a blind date with the Devil; the Devil said he was too creepy.
- Hypocritical Humor: Does this quite often like in episode 59's intro, he was asked if he played Pokémon and says he doesn't. Cue episode 61 where he asks Melvin if he got that "Shiny" Obelisk from his Friend Safari.
- Jerkass: Evidenced all over this page.
- Large Ham: Obviously, since in the dub, he's voiced by DAN GREEN.
- Laughing Mad: His Season Zero persona as he's being released by Yugi. He does one hell of an Evil Laugh.
- Meta Guy: Unlike his counterpart, he's been this since day one.
- Mind Rape: His "Mind Crush" power.
- Kick the Dog: 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.
- Nominal Hero: At least initially.
- Oh, Crap: When Kaiba summons Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon in 14.
Yami: Oh, poopie!
- Oh My Gods!: As he was an Egyptian pharaoh, sometimes swears at Ra's name. Lampshaded
Yami: Oh, my various gods.
- Older Alter Ego: To Yugi.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Referred to as "[the] Pharaoh" by most of the characters; just as it was in the original dub.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: 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."
- Reality Ensues: 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 average teenaged bodies.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Season Zero mostly, but he has his moments in the main series
You said it, Yugi! Now burn everything. Burn it to the ground!
- Super-Powered Evil Side: In Season 0.
- Unscrupulous Hero: After his Character Development.
Steve Joey WheelerThe Lancer
. Joey serves the same role as he does originally. He's a closet furry
and might also have an attraction to Kaiba, but then again, who doesn't
? On the other hand, he's recently admitted his love for Mai Valentine's breasts. Marik legally changed his name to Steve, but no one seems to acknowledge it. He's also indirectly responsible for Noah's death, since teaching Serenity how to drive caused her to hit Noah.
Steve Téa Gardner
Téa's incredibly fixated on friendship, and honestly believes it's the ultimate source of power and can right any wrong, God bless her. She can and will make speeches about friendship when provoked, and if she focuses on a single target, well...the less said, the better
. Her name was also legally changed to Steve so Marik could take over his mind for a short time, but she is still referred to by her original name.
- Abhorrent Admirer
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Up to Eleven in Season 0. She considers Yami a Knight in Shining Armor... after he burns the criminal holding her hostage to death right in front of her. (She insists it was really hot.)
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Butt Monkey: While not on the level of Joey and Tristan, she still qualifies, mainly by Yami.
- The Chick
- Crossdressing Voices/Larynx Dissonance
- The Dreaded: Yami really, REALLY does not approve of Tea's flirting, and he isn't afraid to let her know at all.
- Depending on the Artist: Lampshaded in episode 49
- Good Is Not Soft: She uses The Power of Friendship to Mind Rape somebody. 'Nuff said.
- Informed Flaw: Lampshaded by Yami while she is dueling Crump as he points out her two previous victories while Yugi insists she's never played Duel Monsters. Because of his lack of faith, she temporarily forgets how to play and this hesitation costs her the duel.
- Loveable Sex Maniac: "The only one who will be taking my body is Yugi and/or Yami". This despite the fact that she has offered herself to Duke Devlin, declared that she wanted to sleep with Marik, and even tried to seduce Yugi's Grandpa.
- Loves Yugi's Sexy Alter Ego: Though she also wants to hook up with Yugi at times.
- Master of the Mixed Message: Taken Up to Eleven 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.
Téa: As a friend, Yugi!
Yugi: Oh... Alright.
Téa: Let's have sex later, okay?
Téa: AS FRIENDS, Yugi! Geez, such a pervert.
- Most Fan Fic Writers Are Girls
- The Power of Friendship: A firm believer.
- 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!
- Straight Man: She tries, but often ends up acting as goofy as the rest of her friends.
- The Tease: Towards Yugi in Season 0.
- Yaoi Fangirl:
- Ships Harry Potter 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.
- She also mentions having "the weirdest boner" when Yami says "my body Noah! Take it or leave it!"
Tristan Timothy Taylor
Tristan is... dumb. Really dumb
. That is pretty much all there is to be said about him. However, when he isn't stuck in his own bizarre little world
, he can be surprisingly badass: his voice gives him super strength, after all. His physical body was destroyed/possessed during The Cancelled Series, and he spent most of it as a robotic monkey. His friends thought he died, but in the end he got better.
Current president of Kaiba Corporation. Seto's story roughly remains the same from the original show, with some minor exceptions. A little known fact is that he once experimented with several drugs which made him believe at one point that his hair was green. Never misses the opportunity to be as Bad Ass
as possible and screw the rules with whatever is necessary. (Namely with his money since he's obscenely rich
He's also a robot created by Freeza during the times of Ancient Egypt to rule in his stead (making Freeza Kaiba's real father), but due to boredom with the desert environment Freeza just left the planet. How Kaiba was activated and by whom is still unknown.
Then again, considering whom he got this information from
As it turns out, the whole bit about Freeza was a lie. The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future is his real father. Probably
Was sued by Industrial Illusions for "shady business deals", but after he assured everyone that he was winning
, he actually did.
- Abusive Parents: He fired them.
- Affably Evil: In season 0, he's villainous and violent, but completely cheerful and personable. Yami Yugi lampshades that it's weird seeing Kaiba act this way, to which Kaiba expresses confusion that Yami Yugi is unhappy that he's being friendly, suggesting it's not Faux Affably Evil, he's sincerely a nice guy.
"Yugi, your friends are simply wonderful! It's a shame they have to die."
- Amusing Injuries: Has had his finger chopped off by a helicopter blade and hopelessly twisted his hand during an especially elaborate gesture. Got better.
- Anti-Hero: Referred to as one by Marik.
- Atomic F-Bomb: This scene.
- Badass Bookworm: Even in the abridged universe he's a rich super genius who comes up, plans, and makes most of his stuff. As he puts it, "Being a rich nerd has finally paid off!"
- Badass Longcoat: It even talks too! it's just Mokuba
- Berserk Button: 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."
- Big "NO!": When Yami tries to trade both his cards for Melvin's (comparatively worthless) "Shiny Obelisk."
- Bizarro Universe: Kaiba's green-haired incarnation in Season Zero is... different: a Nice Guy Sheltered Aristocrat Love Freak who just wants to be friends with Yugi et. co. He only acts aggressive when provoked, and thinks Yami's threats of Mind Rape and a Fate Worse Than Death are "neat". He also firmly believes in the Power of Friendship, is Mokuba's bitch, and he only plays Duel Monsters for fun. Yami is horrified.
- Cargo Cult: He worships his money.
Yami: Don't you mean "God"?
Kaiba: You worship your thing, I'll worship mine.
- Bestiality Is Depraved/Cargo Ship: In-universe. He has a fetish for dragons, especially the Blue Eyes White Dragon.
Kaiba: A Blue Eyes White Dragon rail train? I have the weirdest boner right now.
Yami: Why don't you marry the Blue Eyes White Dragon if you love it so much?
Kaiba: Believe me, I've looked into it.
- Catch Phrase: Played with. "Screw the rules, I have money" is considered his catchphrase, but not counting remakes of the first episode, he only says it twice, and the second time is in a trailer for The Movie and isn't in the final cut. This is even lampshaded when Ishizu says its his catchphrase, and Kaiba mutters "Haven't said that in years". However, he likes dropping variations of the phrase such as "screw the yules" or "Screw the Money, I Have Rules!", so he manages to both play the trope straight and avert it.
- Character Development: 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!
- Character Exaggeration: 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 Jerk with a Heart of Jerk rather than the canon's Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
"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!"
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: 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 "Get the hell out of my city!"
- Creepy Child: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Season 0 episode two portrays him as this, to the point that the theme song for ''Mister Roger's Neighborhood' can sound unsettling. Though he probably isn't even trying to be creepy.
Kaiba (creepy monotone): I'm Seto Kaiba! The nicest guy on the face of the planet!
- Deadpan Snarker
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: "Are you sympathizing with me? Well, stop doing that! I hate it."
- The Dragon: To Mokuba in Season Zero.
- Even Jerkass Egomaniacs Have Standards: Even he was horrified by Gozaburo's decision to spend money on "weapons of mass destruction that'll threaten the stability of world peace".
- Flat Earth Atheist: Parodied to a great extent; even calling himself "the most skeptical person on this show".
- It has since been revealed that Kaiba worships money.
- More to the point, he's incapable of believing in anyone with more money and power than him, which is why he's skeptical about Yami being a Pharaoh.
- Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: 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.
- It's All About Me: Granted, he knows the show isn't all about him, but he still thinks it should be. In fact, he makes The Movie come to a grinding halt just to point out that he's a better character than Yugi/Yami.
Robot: It's all about you, isn't it, Kaiba?
Seto: Well, yeah.
- Jerkass: Big time, just like the canon.
- Last Name Basis: Everyone except his family calls him Kaiba.
- Made of Iron: 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."
- Made of Win: Yes indeed
- Memetic Badass: Invoked, lampshaded and all-around parodied.
"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!"
"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."
- Not So Different: From Yami. Neither care particularly much about about their brothers, and neither watch or read crap, such as that one Star Wars movie or Twilight.
- Of Course I Do Drugs: "I am on a drug. It's called SETO FREAKIN' KAIBA."
- One-Liner: Delivers one to Ishizu after he wins their duel. Based on his own memetastic one liner.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: 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.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: If the "Kaiba's Real Father" side story would have been canonical with the main series.
- Screw Destiny: "F*ck destiny! I'm Seto Kaiba!"
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Trope Namer
- Self-Made Orphan: Fired his own parents.
- He also forced Gozaburo Kaiba to adopt him by beating him at chess, making him a Self Made Adopted Child... or something.
- Serious Business: Trope Namer.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: His goal in Season 1 is to become the main character by defeating Yugi at a card game.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: "Even though there's absolutely no chance of success, I'm going to defy all logic and attack you anyway!"
- Uncanny Valley Boy: His Season 0 counterpart.
- The Unfettered
- Unscrupulous Hero
- The Un-Smile: +1 dead puppies.
- Vocal Evolution: Inverted. Rather than become filled with more emotion like as the English dub went on, his voice has become even raspier with time.
- Why Did It Have to Be Exodia?: "Aah, Exodia! That's not possible! No one's ever been able to summon him!"
- Including Exodia Necross and "Explodia".
- You Need to Get Laid: A handful of people think so.
INSERT-NAME-OF-SIBLING "Mokuba" Kaiba
Seto's little brother. Tends to get kidnapped a lot. Often told to shut up.
Like Seto, his true father is a Dragon Ball Z
character. Unlike Seto, he's not a robot, and is actually the son of Nappa. Ghost Nappa, to be precise. Probably, but likely not
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mokuba's the villain for Season 0.
- In the series proper, his idea behind running a company is developing frustrating operating systems that nobody wants to develop for. He would call it Mokusoft
- Butt Monkey: 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.
- Distressed Dude/Damsel Scrappy: 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.
- Kid-Appeal Character
- The Load: It varies.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Seto won't let him have friends as they tend to get kidnapped.
- Napoleon Delusion: Believed himself to be a Pokémon in Episode 28.
- Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Mokuba."
Resident ladies' man. Duke was initially unaware of the fact that he has his own theme music, which plays constantly as he speaks. It's implied he could go both ways
Solomon Muto / Grandpa
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.
- Basement-Dweller: According to Yugi.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Interspersed throughout his 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..."
"Where am I? What day is it? I like pudding!"
- Death Seeker: "Grandpa had a heart attack at the age of 87... To his dismay, he survived."
"I'm checking the obituaries to see if I've died yet!"
- He gets his wish in Bonds Beyond Time Abridged.
- Dirty Old Man
- Everyone Calls Him Grandpa: Or Gramps. In fact, Yugi didn't even know he had a name until Rebecca brought it up.
- Grumpy Old Man
- The Load: Probably even worse than Mokuba.
- Perverse Sexual Lust: In-Universe: He has a not-so-secret love affair with his Black Luster Soldier poster.
- When I Was Your Age
"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 and Her Breasts
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.
- Affably Evil
- Ambiguously Bi: Flirts with every man on the show and is extremely effeminate, but had a loving marriage to his wife Cecilia and doesn't trigger the Millennium Gaydar.
- Ambiguously Gay: Kaiba can swear on his money that Pegasus is gay for all his mannerisms around him ("Kaiba boy~"), yet Yami considers Pegasus a much manlier opponent than Kaiba.
- It's quite possible that this is entirely deliberate on his part. He's even trolled Kaiba over a direct question concerning his sexuality. Also, the one time people discovered he actually was straight, he tried to kill them to ensure nobody would know, so he apparently wants people to believe he is either gay or bi.
- Big Bad: Season 1.
- The Cameo: In Bonds Beyond Time Abridged. Lampshaded.
Pegasus: (singing) "I'm making a cameo in this movie~ I'm much more fabulous in 3D~"
- Camp Straight
- Armored Closet Straight: When several of the characters find out he's straight, he tries to kill them to keep it a secret.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: In the Abridged movie after being told that they're about fly into a massive storm, he calmly suggests simply turning around. When he's told that the pilot only knows how to fly forward, he just tells him to turn the radio up.
- Catch Phrase: Mentions many things as being "fabulous" (or unfabulous)
- Complexity Addiction: As Yami points out in episode 18:
Excellent. Soon, my evil plan to steal an object from a small child will be complete!. Yami:
You mean you arranged this whole tournament just to steal my Millennium Puzzle? Pegasus:
Exactly. Yami: Did you even consider just asking me for it?
I mean, do you have any
idea how much time and money you've wasted with this whole facade? PEOPLE HAVE DIED BECAUSE YOU WANTED A NECKLACE! I KILLED A GAY CLOWN, FOR RA'S SAKE! Pegasus:
Look, are you going to play a children's card game with me or not? Yami:
I suppose I might as well.
- Disney Death: In Bonds Beyond Time Abridged
- Eye Scream: Played for Laughs.
"That's the wrong eyeball, you fool!"
- Fan Boy: Of the . He also seems to like [[ABBA]].
- Harmless Villain: And how!
- Last Name Basis: Except for his guards, who address him as Mr. Pegasus.
- Lolicon: The implication that Pegasus may be attracted to children is repeatedly Played for Laughs.
"Well, hello little girl, would you like to see my Funny Bunny?"
- The Lost Lenore: His 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...as a zombie.
- Put on a Bus: For the main series as he doesn't appear again until season 4; he's made appearances in specials and Bonds Beyond Time though.
- Shipper on Deck: He ships Bakura and Marik because it's obvious they have a thing. In Marik's Evil Council 5, after hearing Marik and Bakura arguing over a new and ridiculous plan, Pegasus said that they are so gay for each other. Marik and Bakura were not amused.
- Sissy Villain: Hoo boy. And you thought the original was eccentric enough.
Wohoohoohoo. If I weren't so very camp I'd probably make a credible villain.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "Welcome to the Duelist Kingdom. Let me assure you that this tournament is 100% genuine and is (spoken extremely quickly) not in any way an elaborate ruse thrown together at the last minute so that I can get my hands on an Ancient Egyptian artifact."
Yami Bakura / Florence / The Spirit of the Millennium Ring
The spirit within the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura, whose name is actually Florence
, is the definition of evil: sadistic, sarcastic, and British beyond belief
. It is because of this, however, that he has a legion of fangirls at his beck and call. His ultimate goal is to take the Pharaoh's screentime. After attempting to do so in Duelist Kingdom and failing miserably, he took Pegasus' Millennium Eye and (seemingly) killed him. He then lay dormant until Marik's arrival, where he struck a deal to assist him in his cause, since they shared similar agendas.
After Melvin assumed direct control of Marik's body, he outed him as a spy for 4Kids
and challenged him. He lost and died, but after Marik regained control, it seems Bakura is back, albeit he will be swept aside to make way for Dartz and his Evil Motorcycle Riding Henchmen.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He seems to harbour strong feelings of lust or possibly love towards Marik, but Marik is either completely oblivious or just interested in Bakura as an accomplice.
- Anti-Villain: He's a psychotic mass-murderer, but even he is creeped out by Marik and Melvin. He also fights Melvin to stop him from destroying the show, nudging his way to Nominal Hero for an episode.
- Ax-Crazy: He likes knives; they make him feel all tingly. He also likes saying the word "Die".
- Big Bad: Of Season 5... Or, rather, he will be.
"I shall be a main character, even if it takes me another 200 bloody episodes!"
- Byronic Hero: 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 Melvin's endgame was.)
- Catch Phrase: "Oh, bugger (me)."
- Closet Key: All signs indicate that he's destined to become Marik's. If you consider Marik Plays Bloodlines to be canon, then it's already been confirmed.
- The Comically Serious: Yep.
- Crazy Consumption: The one time he's shown eating on screen, he tears apart a steak like a rabid animal. Apparently this is a normal thing for him; a later episode has Marik Talking In His Sleep during what is apparently a dream about Bakura eating spaghetti with his mouth open and getting it all over the place.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dogged Nice Guy: Type 2. He neither advertises nor conceals his feelings for Marik, and seems mostly content to remain Vitriolic Heterosexual Life-Partners.
- The Dragon: To Marik in Season 2. Even when Melvin usurps the role as the Big Bad, he still prefers working with his better half. note
- He even qualifies for Dragon-in-Chief, if the Evil Council's complete dissolution in his absence is anything to go by.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Not that he's complaining.
- Embarrassing First Name: Florence, as mentioned above.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He has evil aspirations but there are some things he won't do, for example catering to 4kids and cancelling the show.
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.
- Evil Brit: He's not British, he's just gay.
- Experimented in College: According to him in Concrete Giraffes, he and Slender Man "used to get drunk and pick up chicks" while roommates in college. If he was experimenting with heterosexuality or bisexuality is up to the Wild Mass Guessing.
- Famous Last Words: For the time being. Also doubles as an Ironic Echo since it was a phrase uttered by normal Bakura last season.
- Foe Romance Subtext: With Melvin. Despite being terrified of him, Bakura still has Freudian dreams about hooking up with him.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason for him being evil is rather flimsy (though he was asked about it on the spot by Tristan):
"Well, I suppose my parents never loved me enough. They were always dressing me like a girl. Did you know they wanted to call me Florence? Who names a boy Florence?! Idiots, that's who!"
- G.I.R.L.: Implied in Neko Porno charity video and then confirmed later in LK's spinoff fic, Midknight At The Oasis, that he trolls people regularly and tricks them into ridiculous cybersex situations. According to Marik he's... very descriptive.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Attempts to usurp the role of Big Bad from Melvin with the help of Marik. Not only does it backfire, it results in the show's cancellation by 4Kids.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Marik in the Evil Council videos. He's so much more competent that everybody likes and respects him better than Marik. Until he decided to defect and joined Dartz's evil council. And even after that, he's still liked better than Marik.
- I Have Many Names: Bakura, Spirit of the [Millennium] Ring, Yami Bakura, Florence. This was inevitably lampshaded in episode 40.
- Knight of Cerebus: Played with. While he's just as comical as the other villains, it's usually because he's playing a snarky straight man, not because he's incompetent, stupid or Ambiguously Gay like the rest. In the Evil Council videos he's also the only one with a genuine interest in killing Yugi, and becomes increasingly frustrated with Marik's Felony Misdemeanor plans and the fact the council spends more time arguing with each other than actually trying to defeat Yugi.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: The Slender Man was his college roommate. For some reason, he can't remember most of it.
- Leitmotif: Ave Satani
- Odd Friendship: With Marik. Although "friendship" may not be the best descriptive term.
- Only Sane Man: During the Evil Council videos.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Marik's red.
- Sarcastic Devotee: Towards Marik.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Marik's Evil Council 5 he finally decided to leave Marik's council in favor of Dartz's. Besides, Dartz is willing to pay him actual money and let him do at least one evil deed per month.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: 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 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines and several of LK's fanfics as well as the "Leather Pants" music video focus on Marik and Florence, who are also arguably the most popular characters with the fans.
- Straight Gay: To contrast Marik.
- Surrounded by Idiots
- Talk to the Fist: He shoots Zombie Boy mid-rant with an 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 friendship to the next level.
- Weaksauce Weakness: 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.
- Who Names Their Son Florence?: Idiots, apparently.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: According to Marik in his Let's Play of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Bakura is immortal and thinks it's rather overrated.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In the Evil Council 4, Melvin (and by extension, Marik) declared him his boyfriend, Zork & Pals gained another season and his name is declared the manliest name ever...all went down in flames when it turns out it was All Just a Dream.
Marik Sebastian Ishtar III
Marik is the successor to the tomb keepers of the Pharaoh and the leader of the Rare Hunters. Like Yami Bakura, he wants to take the Pharaoh's screentime, and so he sends his minions into the Battle City tournament to destroy Yugi a little (not kill, destroy). He possesses the Millennium Rod, which allows the user to brainwash anyone with "Steve" or any variation thereof in their name.
When he was young, Marik yearned for a life better than one spent underground, so he snuck out with Ishizu to the outside world. That one happy moment, however, didn't last. His abusive father Hank found out and assaulted his adoptive brother Odion into submission. On that day, his alternate personality Melvin surfaced, and killed his father in cold blood. When Shadi appeared, Marik made himself believe the Pharaoh was responsible. His personality was sealed away for some time, allowing Melvin to take control, but at the end of Season 3 Marik regained control over his body, banished Melvin seemingly for good, and left with Ishizu and Odion for Egypt.
to be an evil villain, bless his little black heart, but his evil plans usually end up just being annoying. Every year or so, he and Bakura get together somewhere in Egypt (or once, in Michigan) with Marik's evil council, consisting of all of the other villains in the series (except Dartz and his henchmen). They have yet to accomplish anything.
In addition to villainy, belly shirts, and classic rock, Marik also enjoys PC gaming. See Marik Plays Bloodlines
for his Let's Play
of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
- Baby Got Back: He sure does. There's Hieroglyphics carved on his back, but Yami and the others were too distracted to notice them at first.
- Bad Boss: Hell, he even treats his stepbrother Odion like crap.
- Big Bad: Season 2, until episode 42.
- Bilingual Bonus/Meaningful Name: His pseudonym, Malik, is Arabic for "King".
- Brainless Beauty: 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...
- Camp Gay: Well if he were gay, he'd be this.
- Catch Phrase:
- 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!"
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: In order to become a tombkeeper, Marik had his back carved with a knife... and was forced to watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
- The Ditz: He's rather dim.
Melvin: Say hello to the Shadow Realm, Marik!
Marik: *cheerfully* Hello, Shadow Realm!
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Marik's phrases after discovering Bakura is leaving for Dartz's council and that he was meeting with him for weeks sounds more like a break up for cheating.
- Double Entendre: 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.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: 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!
- Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: Marik loudly proclaims himself the most effeminate guy around, and generally disdains women and believes that Yu-Gi-Oh has no women. Of course, given the women's characterization...
- Freudian Slip: Has one in the Season 3 finale, though he immediately backpedals on it.
Yami: (talking about Marik's back) It's a pretty sweet tattoo!
Marik: I know right, all the dudes love it.
Yami: What was that?
Marik: All the chicks love it.
- Genre Savvy: When Bakura suggests that they just murder Yugi and the Pharaoh, Marik shoots him down because 4Kids would just censor it anyway.
- Harmless Villain: Played straight or subverted depending on whether he's carrying the Idiot Ball. Generally he's the most ineffective villain around, no matter what he does.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: "I AM ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT STRAIGHT!"
- He's Back: Returns triumphantly after Yami defeats Ra.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: He was forced to watch Disney movies as a child and his father was insane.
- Hipster: Parodied. "It's me, Marik Ishtar! And for the record, I was possessing this girl way before it was cool.
- Imaginary Friend: Melvin, who later materialized as a Split Personality.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: His evil plans are as harmless as they are poorly thought out.
- Large Ham: He essentially channels the voice and acting abilities of both Skeletor and the Monarch.
- Late to the Punchline: Episode 46, after the previous episode when Melvin made a joke about Bakura wanting Marik inside him.
- Laughably Evil
- Misapplied Phlebotinum: For having an all powerful ancient Egyptian artifact that can control minds and warp the fabric of reality, he really doesn't do much with it.
- "Marik, have you been using your Millenium Item as a bong again?"
- Justified in that it can only control people named "Steve".
- Morality Pet: A bird he named Mr. Tweetums.
- In a way, Bakura and Odion.
- Oblivious to Love: Or at the very least oblivious to lust. 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.
- Obviously Evil: Hilariously played with. He's only obviously evil to the audience, as none of the protagonists seem to notice it, even when he BLATANTLY declares his evilness in front of them.
Joey (thinking): I still think there's something fishy about this guy...
Marik: DESTROY YOU ALL!
Joey (thinking): Man, if I could put my finger on it.
- Pet the Dog: As he's slowly dying, he visits Odion in spirit, admitting that Odion was the best brother he ever had - and he wasn't such a bad henchman, either. He also left some Gummi Bears in his room for Odion (and it's a good thing he did, seeing as it snapped Odion out of his coma.)
- Poke the Poodle: Most of his "eeeeee-vil plans" end up as this.
"We are going to sneak into Yugi's house under cover of darkness, and rearrange his sock drawer
! His entire collection of socks shall be thrown into disarray! His world will be plunged into chaos! Sock-related chaos!
- Psychopathic Manchild: LittleKuriboh says in a few interviews that Marik is essentially a combination of his inner child and himself at 14. Except evil.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Bakura's blue.
- Silence, You Fool!: Goes a step further by "silencing the silence" at one point.
- Small Name, Big Ego: In "Marik's Evil Council" and "Concrete Giraffes". He's convinced that he's the most evil villain of all time in the former and that he's making a film that will Citizen Kane to shame in the latter, when he's comically incompetent at both.
- Sound Effect Bleep: When uttering the F-word, 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.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: His motive as opposed to killing the Pharaoh in the original show. Eventually works with Bakura to do so.
- Stop Helping Me!: 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!
- Sue Donym: Uses "Malik Blishtar" as an alias.
- Transparent Closet: Mocked frequently for it.
- Villain Protagonist: For the eponymous [Marik's] Evil Council videos.
- Villain Song: Leather Pants (with Bakura)
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: 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 Character Development has shown he's really, desperately lonely....
- Yaoi Fanboy
"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!"
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His M.O. throughout the first half of season 2.
Yami Marik / Melvin
Marik's alter-ego-slash-imaginary friend. When Odion was struck by Ra's divine wrath, the mental seals on Melvin weakened, and he resurfaced. Unlike Marik, Melvin has absolutely no compunctions about committing more... grotesque
atrocities. But can you blame him? All he really wants is a hug. By "a hug" we mean "to stab you with a chainsaw or any other weapon on hand".
He is revealed to be a spy for 4Kids, sent to get the show cancelled. Bakura duels him to try and save the show, but is defeated. Melvin thus destroys the Fourth Wall
and the show is destroyed. However, boredom slowly starts to set in during The Canceled Series
due to him becoming a sub-character, and he goes on another destruction spree that inadvertently gets the show Un-Canceled
. With his former employers now dead, Melvin was once again the main villain...until Marik was able to regain control of his body, reducing Melvin to an eyeball in the sky - and finally sealing Melvin for good.
- Arch-Enemy: The code-locked door became his.
- Ax-Crazy: Just a warning—"Could I have a hug?" translates to "I'm going to take a chainsaw to you".
- Badass: Just see what he did to those robots. Plus, he has a lightsaber and a dagger in his Millennium Rod, and he doesn't even need to look at his cards when he shuffles them.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's just this side of Pegasus for one of the silliest, hammiest, most ridiculous villains of the show, but he's arguably even more dangerous than his canon counterpart, since he helped get the show itself cancelled.
- Big Bad: For the second half both of Season 2 and season 3.
- Borrowed Catch Phrase: In episode 61, he borrows Marik's "Silence!" a few times.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Literally. He destroys the Fourth Wall at the end of Season 2.
- Catch Phrase:
- "Mind Slave" and "Binky Boy", the former not used as often and the latter coming from his dad.
- "Could I get a hug?" and variations of such.
- "Kill your family! Kill your family!" from the "Kill Your Family Show".
- Chainsaw Good: "Ahhh, now that was a good hug!"
- And then there's Evil Council 4.
- Characterization Marches On: Done at the last minute. Melvin clearly has no clear motives outside killing people. Comes 61 when he wants to avenge the Tomb Keeper's lineage.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Most of his antics. And the whole hugging deal.
- Deadly Hug: He makes it an art form.
- Deadpan Snarker: 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 Axe Crazy. 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!"
- Defeat By Irony: Defeated by he biggest bear hug of his life, courtesy of the other Egyptian Gods.
- Double Entendre: Inherits the "rod" jokes from Marik when he takes over his body.
- The Dreaded: Even Bakura is terrified by him.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in a Christmas Special, had his own musical number, and eviscerated X-Men Origins: Wolverine all before his proper appearance in series.
- Enemy Without
- Eviler Than Thou: To both Marik and Florence.
- Evil Tastes Good
Melvin: I've been OMNOMNOM-ing on his soul for ten years and I happen to like the taste!
- Faux Affably Evil: 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."
- For the Evulz
Yugi: Ask yourself: what would killing me accomplish?
Melvin: Other than making me laugh like a maniac, not much. But it's enough.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Hank Ishtar, who really deserved it.
- Freak Out: Several times during his duel with the Pharaoh.
- Knife Nut: His Millennium Rod holds a knife which he uses to give great big hugs.
- Knight of Cerebus: Parodied. He's just as Ax-Crazy and insane as his original counterpart, the other characters are terrified of him, and he does manages to be the most effective and dangerous villain yet when he gets the show cancelled at the end of Season 2. But all his antics are Played for Laughs, and he's so ridiculously over the top and silly that he's hard to take as a serious threat. Often characters will talk about how wicked and cruel he is, then the episode does a Gilligan Cut to Melvin being completely harmless and comical.
No doubt he's already hard at work plotting his next evil scheme. Melvin:
(looking at himself in the mirror
) Would you *beep
* me? I'd
*beep* me. I'd *beep* me hard."
- Laughably Evil: He wouldn't be as funny as he is if he wasn't a murderous lunatic.
- Laughing Mad: Comes with the territory.
- Leitmotif: His theme music from the dub.
- The Mole: He's a 4Kids employee.
- Moral Event Horizon: Parodied in-universe. When reveals that he is the one who suspended Team Four Star, nobody seems to think it's as big a deal as he makes out. In fact, Tristan has no idea who they are.
- Morality Pet: Mr. Tweetums, until he forgets him in a Shadow Game with Mai.
- The Nicknamer: Frequently refers to Mai as "Whore Biscuit", as well as Yami Bakura with his real name.
- And now he calls Joey "Susan".
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Lampshaded in Marik's Evil Council 4, where even Florence is terrified of him.
- Omnicidal Maniac:
Hear that, Florence? That's the sound of the Fourth Wall
- Out of Focus: The Cancelled Series. The only screentime he's had involves his misadventures of trying to find something to do. Once he uses 10,002 passwords to get through the so-known "bitchy door", he ends up screwing Noah over by breaking his missile control panel and gets the video feed to show an episode of the "Kill Your Family" show.
- Psycho for Hire: Once we find out he's working for someone. But all he cares about is destruction, and at the end of Season 3 he destroys 4Kids by hijacking Noah's self-destruct system.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Even more so than Marik.
- Show Within a Show: The "Kill your Family" show, which may or may not be all in regular Marik's head (it's implied that it isn't). It appears to be nothing but Melvin telling viewers to ''"Kill your family!" over and over and over again. Spawned a couple of Youtube adaptations, which stretches it out for several minutes.
- Imaginary Friend Takeover
- Superpowered Evil Side: To Marik.
- Terms of Endangerment: He gives nicknames for most of the cast and uses them almost exclusively in place of their name. Does not make his death threats any less threatening.
Joey: What happens when my life points reach zero?
Melvin: That depends. Have you been a good Susan, or a bad Susan?
Joey: My name is not- *screams as he gets electrocuted*
Melvin: A very bad Susan indeed.
- 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.
- Tom the Dark Lord: You wouldn't expect an Axe Crazy Omnicidal Maniac to be named "Melvin".
- Villain Song: Villain.
- Villainous Breakdown: Over the course of his duel with the Pharaoh. He go from taunting Yami as he usually does, to being increasingly annoyed by his antics (such as constantly pointing out the Shadow Realm should be called the "Purple Realm") to completely losing it out of frustration when Yami stops being afraid of him and starts arguing with Kaiba in the middle of their duel.
- Voice of the Legion: Perhaps his most immediately recognizable trait.
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.
- Affably Evil
- Ambiguously Gay/Bi: His way of hugging Mokuba is not very sibling-like. Whether he means to be creepy or not isn't quite clear.
- Noah could have already evolved into a Memetic Molester since in Episode 55 he went from creepily hugging Mokuba to disturbingly trying to steal Yugi's body.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the CEO of 4Kids. Clearly takes after his old man.
- Creepy Child: Has the appearance of a child, but frequently displays a Psychotic Smirk, has a quite creepy Evil Laugh and likes to make Ironic Nursery Tune.
- Death Equals Redemption: Invoked and Deconstructed. Noah seems to think that sacrificing his life to save Mokuba and everyone else from an oncoming missile makes up for everything. Mokuba doesn't buy it, since Noah himself launched the Missile to begin with.
- Department of Redundancy Department: "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."
- The Dragon: For The Cancelled Series.
- Enfant Terrible
- Evil Laugh: Whenever the plan's going his way, he does this.
Seto: "Who are you? And why do you look like me from Season 0?"
Tristan: "Oooooo... the forbidden season...."
- Filler Villain: His original role, but subverted here seeing as Melvin was actually working for him.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Ironic Nursery Tune: 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.
- Laughing Mad: Egregiously so. But then again, who wouldn't Go Mad from the Isolation?
- Leitmotif: His theme from the dub normally, same as Melvin. In Episode 55 he gets a new one while revealing his sob story: Mad World.
- Not So Different:
Seto and Noah: "Shut up, Mokuba!"
Seto: "That was weird."
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: 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.
- Reformed, but Rejected: 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.
- You Have Failed Me: Banishes Team 4kids to the darkest corners of the internet.
Former CEO of Kaiba Corporation. Considers anyone beneath him a "small person" and will occasionally poke fun at their misfortune. Do not enrage him if you value your ears. Was fired by Seto and Mokuba and committed suicide in disgrace.
Not really. Just like in the source material he faked his death and actually inserted himself into the Virtual World in order to manipulate KaibaCorp from behind the scenes. At any rate his plan backfired and he was killed by his biological son Noah.
Den keep you mouf shut, mayan! Okay, mayan? Yeah.
The former king of Atlantis and presumed Big Bad
of the upcoming Season 4. Dartz hasn't appeared in the actual series yet, but is biding his time by gathering his own cabal of villains to counter Marik's evil council; both have yet to accomplish anything.
A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of Zorc & Pals
until its unfortunate cancellation. However, Zorc bounced back by performing in The Suite Life of Zorc & Cody
. Loves destruction, especially of the worldly kind.
Some random villain with generic motives no one gives a damn about.
Basically the same as Anubis, but IN 3D!!
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).
- Abusive Parent: Especially to Odion.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: 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".
- Aerith and Bob: Marik, Odion, and Ishizu, the children of Hank and Veronica Ishtar.
- Asshole Victim
- Bumbling Dad: If there's ever a time where he's not busy being an Abusive Parent, he's usually this. For example, he apparently bought Marik an Xbox and a Playstation, which would be awesome if A) he ever let Marik outside to buy games for them, or B) he'd stop pouring beer inside the consoles.
- Catch Phrase: "Binky boy!"
- Apparently it runs in the family.
- Fluffy the Terrible: He loved his poisonous pet snake, Cornelius.
- Funetik Aksent/What the Hell Is That Accent?: Sounds somewhat Italian-ish and... we don't know.
- "It was a long taym agoe, een a galuxy FAR, FAR HAWAII..."
- I believe it's Egyptian-Scottish-Italian-British-American-Czechoslovakian-Plutonian...uh...Ishtarian.
- Hypocritical Humor:
- "The finest human being in the world", my ass.
- 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.
- Obliviously Evil: 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 Insane Troll Logic so much as invading it.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Soundtrack Dissonance: Keeps singing a (modified) version of "The Cat's in the Cradle" while Melvin stabs him to death.
- Too Dumb to Live: Literally.
- Whip It Good: "I'm going to fix this like I fix every other problem in my life: by h-whipping everybody within a five-hundred-yard radius!"
Team 4Kids / The Big Five
Voiced by members of Team Four Star
: MasakoX as Nesbitt, hbi2k
as Gansley, Lanipator
as Lecter, KaiserNeko as Johnson, and Takahata101 as Krump.
A group of former Kaiba Corporation executives who were fooled by Seto into assisting him in taking over Gozaburo's position, only to get screwed by his newfound money. They begrudgingly served him until Pegasus attempted making a deal with them that would give them back their prominent positions. They failed. Afterward, they tried to trap Kaiba in cyberspace. They failed. To add insult to injury, they ended up trapped in their own little world
until Noah stumbled upon them and offered them new positions at 4Kids. They eagerly accepted and now an opportunity has arisen in which they will have their Roaring Rampage of Revenge
Dartz's Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen
Espa Roba (and Brothers)
- Catch Phrase: "Would you like this baby?" and "This X doesn't deserves a spot in my Y, but it might make a good coaster for my drink!"
- Circus Brat: They used to work in the circus. Including the baby.
- No Indoor Voice
- Parental Abandonment: They have no visible parents. They also keep trying (and failing) to give their youngest sibling away.
- Until they managed to get Joey to buy it from them. Serenity wasn't pleased.
- Phony Psychic
- Older Than He Looks: Espa Roba is 37 years old despise looking not much older than Yugi. Yami theorizes is for the in-breeding.
- Sibling Team
The leader of the Elite Beat Agents and minor antagonist for the Pilot episode of Season Zero.
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.
Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor
Mako Tsunami, freaky fish guy
"Bandit" Keith Steve Howard
Hair Guy (Kemo)
A security guard for Pegasus and (formerly) Kaiba. Has an unspecified acquaintance (possibly his brother) known as the Mullet Guy.
- Catch Phrase: "Attention Duelists!", "My hair is..." usually follows or they're separate.
- Cool Shades
- Improbable Hairstyle: It's apparently the source of his power (to defy gravity), but definitely the source of both the jokes used for him and his popularity.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He claims that his hair is Tristan's father.
Some "giant-faced mutant" Gozaburo hired as a Butler. Appears in Kaiba's flashback during The Cancelled Series
. Also is the one who helped Seto take the company away from Gozaburo by giving his shares
- Because You Were Nice to Me: In one scene, he is seen plotting to one day smash everything and force his masters to do silverware as a vengeance for Gozaburo's bad treatment. Then Mokuba arrives, politely asks him a service, and thanks and praises him when he agrees. Hobson immediatly decides he won't smash Mokuba because of this. This might also be the reason he betrayed Gozaburo gave his shares to Seto
- The Dog Bites Back: Plans to do this to Gozaburo. He eventually does it by helping Seto get the company.
- Expy: Of The Incredible Hulk
- Gonk: The reason Seto refers to him as a mutant.
- Hulk Speak: "HOBSON SMASH!"
- No Indoor Voice: Constantly yells his lines out loud.
- Third-Person Person: Comes with Hulk Speak.
The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future
The hyperactive protagonist from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
, who thinks he's black, loves to spontaneously rap, and is highly disliked by other characters.
One of Jaden's two "imaginary friends", aka "the demon living in my head" (actually a living spirit residing in the actual card).
A side character from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Voiced by TheAzureCrow.
The protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds
. He's one of the saner characters in the series, despite the fact that he dates his bike, and has an incredibly nice voice.
Another main character from 5Ds
. Likes CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES and has No Indoor Voice
Protagonist of Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL
The Slender Man. Know him. Fear him. Give him $20 or he'll ruin your movie. And possibly eat some kids along the way. Was formerly Bakura's college roommate, and has made several guest appearances in the spinoff videos, though he hasn't appeared in the actual material. Yet.
Appeared as the Third Angel in LittleKuriboh's Card Games For Charity NGE One-Shot
The Egyptian God Cards
Monsters created by Maximillion Pegasus. They are children's trading cards with the powers of actual Egyptian gods, confirmation if ever needed that card games are serious business.
They are Obelisk the Tormentor, Slypher the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken. In episode 61, however, they're later referred to by their original names.