Characters: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

Compare/contrast the Character Sheet 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.

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Main Characters

    Yugi 

Yugi Muto

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 

Yami Victor Yugi, aka "The Pharaoh" aka "DAN GREEN" 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 Bi: 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. However, he occasionally shows interest in both genders, including Téa, though in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if she's a girl. And then there's Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, where he is openly attracted to Yusei.
  • 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.
    • Also:
    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?
    Joey: YUGI!
    Yami: JOEY! ...Am. I. Right?
  • Anti-Hero: He 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. And on several other occasions he shows he does truly care for Yugi, Joey and Téa (Tristan is usually still the Butt Monkey).
  • 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, he loves hurting people and revels in violence and chaos.
  • Bishōnen: 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 Cuckoolander: He can lapse into this at times. In episode 61, his kookiness was enough to drive Melvin crazy.
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: 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 Continuity Snarl 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!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rivals Bakura and Kaiba as the main source of sarcasm.
  • 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!
    Yami: That's What She Said. 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!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: 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.
  • Genre Savvy: As with Yugi, it comes hand-in-hand with being the Meta Guy.
  • She'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: 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 *NSYNC, but mostly to me!
  • The Hero: 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 The Lancer.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath:
    • On Christmas, he sent Marik and his evil Council of Doom a present. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • 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 is this, weaponized.
  • Mundane Utility: Yami uses his Millennium Puzzle as a reading light and mood ring.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, though as in the canon his age is hazy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Hand in hand with Cowboy Bebop at His Computer above; he also goes by simply "The Pharaoh." Or Yami. It goes back and forth.
  • 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 the bodies of teenagers.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: 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!
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: In Season 0, he's this to Yugi. When he's let out, someone is gonna get Mind Crushed. Possibly several someones.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: After his Character Development.

    Joey 

Steve Joey Wheeler

Joey serves the same role as he does originally as The Lancer to Yugi and Yami. 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. 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.
  • Aloof Big Brother: More of a Jerk Ass 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.
  • Bi the Way: 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.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Trope Namer, but not an example himself, being from Japan.
  • Brutal Honesty: What Tristan claims to be having problems with his grade, Joey doesn't accept that like him and Yugi, it's because they've been saving the world, but tells Tristan straight up that it's because he's an idiot.
  • Catch Phrase:
  • Curbstomp Battle: Was on the receiving end of this from Kaiba in their "third place duel" where he loses in the first turn. But he manages to deal one out to Yami after the tournament concluded. He finished him with a joke monster to boot.
  • The Ditz: He definitely has frequent lapses of intelligence. Compared to Tristan, though...
  • Furry Fandom: A member. He prefers to keep it hidden from Serenity, but has fully admitted it to his friends.
  • Homoerotic Dream: He dreamed he was forced to dress up as a dog and obey Kaiba. This isn't the only time.
  • Hot-Blooded: As in the canon, he's boisterous and loud.
  • Idiot Hero: He's not the most intelligent cast member.
  • Jerkass: Mostly to Serenity and sometimes Tristan.
  • The Lancer: Yugi's best friend and fellow duelist.
  • Patrick Stewart Speech: Delivers one in episode 50 where Joey defends the institution of The Abridged Series.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After a direct attack from Mega Ultra Chicken that almost kill him he recovered at the very end of the next episode, offscreen.
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: He often enjoys it when problems are solved with physical violence instead of children's card games.
  • Verbal Tic: "Nyeh!" Joey is oblivious to hearing himself saying it.

    Téa 

Steve Téa Gardner

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...the less said, the better. She is fiercely in love (and lust) with Yami. And/or Yugi. It varies depending on Rule of Funny.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She adores Yami and makes no secret of it. He wants nothing to do with her.
  • 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: She's a nice girl, but her friendship speeches can brainwash people as potent as any Mind Crush.
  • Butt Monkey: While not on the level of Joey and Tristan, she still qualifies, mainly thanks to Yami's mistreatment of her.
  • The Chick: The lone female of the group who preaches friendship.
  • Crossdressing Voices/Larynx Dissonance: 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."
  • The Dreaded: Yami really, REALLY does not approve of Téa's flirting, and he isn't afraid to let her know at all.
  • Depending on the Artist: 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.
  • 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 My Alter Ego: Though she also wants to hook up with Yugi at times, it's Yami she really wants.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Most Fan Fic Writers Are Girls: She's noted to be a writer of fanfics, the only cast member to be such.
  • The Power of Friendship: 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!
  • 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 

Tristan Timothy Taylor

Tristan is... dumb. Really dumb. It's his entire schtick. 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. He is desperately in love with Serenity, but is mostly helpless compared to the raw sex appeal of Duke.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has a crush on Serenity like his source material, but it's also implied he has a thing with Joey and Duke.
  • Anime Hair: A single large point going forward.
  • Been There, Shaped History: According to the trailer of episode 51, he fought in the Vietnam War, gave Mr.T his name (the "T" stands for "Tristan"), and went back in time with the Doctor and wiped out the dinosaurs.
  • Butt Monkey: He's the subject of numerous insults and jabs from every cast member, including his friends.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Holy *** on a *** sandwich", later added on by saying "with *** on top", then a third time by finishing it with "And a side helping of ***". He also said the original line uncensored in episode 48:
    "Holy bleep on a bleep sandwich!"
    • "My voice gives me super strength", he also mentions his voice knowing kung-fu.
    • "Burn the Witch!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Big time. He has two shoulder angels taking the form of disembodied heads named Zack and Cody, he thinks the Axe bodyspray commercials were for actual weapons, and is convinced Duke is a witch because of his dice tricks. Tristan is also prone to just saying completely random and bizarre things without any context or reason.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He can break necks with his mind, and wrestled a dinosaur in Season 3.
  • Damned By a Fool's Praise: He's rife with this being a fan of Naruto The Abridged Series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
  • The Ditz: YES. Tristan may be one of the dumbest creatures to walk the planet, and he's a CloudCuckoolander too.
  • Idiot Hero: 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.
  • Jive Turkey: Temporarily, after being rendered black by an animation error.
    Tristan: Don't be hatin' on my blackface, playa!
  • Memetic Badass: Parodied In-Universe. As mentioned, he breaks necks with his mind, and he might be the one who wiped out the dinosaurs.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In Season 0, Yugi says that not anyone can become his friend...except for Tristan. He's a special case.
  • Simpleton Voice: It gives him super strength!
  • The Other Darrin: 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: As revealed in episode 61, he still has no idea that Yugi actually becomes a different person while he's dueling!

    Kaiba 

Seto Kaiba

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 Running Gag; 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 Screw the Rules, I Have Money!


  • Abusive Parents: Inverted: he fired his own parents and moved into an orphanage.
  • 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. He got better both times.
  • Anti-Hero: Referred to as one by Marik, which is why he's not on the Evil Council of Villains.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: This scene is a loud, drawn-out scream of the word.
  • Badass Bookworm: 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!"
  • 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.
    Kaiba: Oh...my...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.
    • He's also aroused by technological devices.
  • 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.
    Kaiba: Looks like the Rules ... (puts on sunglasses) ... Just got Screwed.
  • 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 isn't even trying to be creepy; it's just that seeing Kaiba be nice comes off that way.
    Kaiba (creepy monotone): I'm Seto Kaiba! The nicest guy on the face of the planet!
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's the main source of sarcasm in the series, though Bakura and Yami are contenders too.
  • 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 Evil Has 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". 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In Episode 60, he viciously denies that he secretly considers the gang his friends, and delivers them each a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to make it clear that when he says he hates them, he means it.
  • 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. "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."
  • Memetic Sex God: invoked As said by Mai, "who hasn't had dream sex with Kaiba?"
  • Nominal Hero: 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.
  • 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. Yugi notes this in Episode 54.
  • Of Course I Smoke: "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. 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."
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: 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 Unreliable Narrator who claims otherwise in another vid.
  • Screw Destiny: "F*ck destiny! I'm Seto Kaiba! I make my own fate!"
  • 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 and then ousted him from power causing him to commit suicide, making him the trope twice.
  • Serious Business: Trope Namer. He claims card games are this.
  • 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 Girl: His Season 0 counterpart. Seeing Kaiba act so pleasant and friendly is weird.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing will stop him or deter him, no matter what.
  • The Un-Smile: When he tries to smile, puppies die. The worse the smile, the more deaths he causes.
  • 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 Snakes?: He's terrified of Exodia when Gozaburo summons him.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Many people think so. According to the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From The Future, he did back in Ancient Egypt, with "his totally hot dragon girlfriend" (read: Kisara). But it wasn't any good.

Supporting Characters

    Mokuba 

INSERT-NAME-OF-SIBLING "Mokuba" Kaiba

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 Nappa. Ghost Nappa, to be precise. Probably, but likely not.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
  • It Gets Easier: He has been kidnapped so many times that when Noah does it in Season 3, hhe 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.
  • The Load: It varies, but he rarely does anything of value and just gets kidnapped.
  • 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."
  • Took a Level in Badass/Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 0, he's the Big Bad with Seto being his Dragon as he schemes to defeat Yugi and steal his cards.

    Duke 

Duke Devlin

Duke Devlin is the creator of Dungeon Dice Monsters, 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 may or may not notice it.


  • Anything That Moves: It's heavily implied he's bi-sexual, he's open to aliens anally probing him, and he makes a joke about "riding" the robotic Nesbitt.
  • Berserk Button: He hates it when people point out the similarities between Dungeon Dice Monsters and Duel Monsters.
  • Bishōnen: He's very pretty. Lampshaded constantly.
  • Butt Monkey: A lesser example; his Dungeon Dice Monsters game is frequently addressed as being "exactly like Duel Monsters".
  • Defeat Means Friendship: By Yami. After his defeat he apologizes and asks if they can be friends in Season 2.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!:
    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!"
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Men and women are both powerless to resist Duke.
  • Intimate Healing: Up to Eleven. He has this weird disease where if he doesn't have half dressed women around him at regular intervals, he dies. 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 Justin Timberlake) doesn't play while he speaks is only in the single digits.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Virtually every line of dialogue he has in 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.
  • Only Sane Man: He has his moments of this. When Tristan and Serenity want to open the Obviously Evil door, Duke suggests they not.
  • Surfer Dude: Dabbles in it a little, but not as much in later seasons.
    "Gradius, totally attack his life points!"
  • Third-Person Person: Does this from time to time.
    "Duke Devlin is gonna throw up!"
  • What Beautiful Eyes: Lampshaded by Joey.

    Grandpa 

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, he lives in the basement of the card shop.
  • 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..."
  • Cloudcuckoolander
    "Where am I? What day is it? I like pudding!"
  • Death Seeker: For some reason, he's eager to die.
    "I'm checking the obituaries to see if I've died yet!"
    • He gets his wish in Bonds Beyond Time Abridged.
  • Dirty Old Man: Lusts over numerous females.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Or Gramps. In fact, Yugi didn't even know he had a name until Rebecca brought it up.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's a cynical and tired thing, he is. See When I Was Your Age.
  • The Load: Probably even worse than Mokuba. Grandpa is there to be made fun of and get injured.
  • 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 

Mai Valentine and Her Breasts

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.


  • Catch Phrase: Often refers to herself as "My breasts".
  • Crossdressing Voices: 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.
  • Faux Action Girl/Informed Ability: Exaggerated and Played for Laughs here. Every time Mai duels, she loses or surrenders. It takes a pathetic filler character, Jean Claude Magnum, to finally let her have a victory.
  • Gag Boobs: 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!"
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Loves to use her sex appeal to command others.
  • Ironic Hell: After losing to him, Melvin sends her to a dimension where everyone's breasts are bigger than hers (especially Tristan's).
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her whole shtick is how attractive she is and how large her breasts are.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Wears a tight white corset.
  • Punny Name: Mai/My Valentine. She admits it's not very subtle, but then "nothing about [her] is very subtle."
  • Really Gets Around: Probably not true, but everyone else thinks so.
  • Weakness Turns Her On: "I just love broken men."

    Ishizu 

Ishizu Ishtar

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.


    Serenity 

Serenity Wheeler

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.


  • All Girls Like Ponies: She opens a door promising ponies, only to find a fire-breathing hellhound. She shuts the door, but opens it thirty seconds later after being promised a pony again. Her theme music also features this.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: 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.
  • Crossdressing Voices: The fourth main female LK voices.
  • Ill Girl: Until her eyesight comes back, she was blind and Joey's motivation for duelist.
  • Lust Object: Tristan wants Serenity. In the worst way possible.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She was responsible for the death of Noah by running him down, leading to the Virtual World/Cancelled Series arc.
  • Only Sane Man: Has her moments when she notices the insanity going on and dislikes it.
  • Satellite Character: 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 "feels so much better about [herself]."
  • Unexplained Recovery: Unlike the canon where she got the operation and recovered, in this show she never got it because Joey squandered the money. However, eventually "the writers" decided to make her a regular character and thus she miraculously got her sight back shortly after.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Played for Laughs. 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 Doctor Girlfriend.
  • Younger Than They Look: You wouldn't know from looking at her, but she's 12.

Major Villains

    Pegasus 

Maximillion Pegasus

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: He's just as silly, camp, and funny as in the canon, but is still a villain.
  • 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. 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 he trolls Kaiba over several sexual remarks he makes to him in The Movie, he seems to do it to Troll people For the Lulz.
  • Anti-Villain: 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.
  • Big Bad: Season 1's main baddie.
  • The Cameo: In Bonds Beyond Time Abridged for a Death by Cameo. Lampshaded.
    Pegasus: (singing) "I'm making a cameo in this movie~ I'm much more fabulous in 3D~"
  • Camp Straight: Repeatedly lampshaded. Kaiba for instance offers this insight:
    "Pegasus is ruthless. Camp, yet ruthless."
  • 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 then.
  • Catch Phrase: Mentions many things as being "fabulous" (or unfabulous)
  • Complexity Addiction: 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: 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, he's crushed by a building, but it gets undone by the Cosmic Retcon the heroes bring about dueling Paradox.
  • Eye Scream: Played for Laughs when Yami Bakura tries to extract his Millennium Eye.
    "That's the wrong eyeball, you fool!"
  • Fan Boy: Of the Spice Girls. He also seems to like ABBA.
  • Harmless Villain: 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!"
  • 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 

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 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 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.

He's a prominent Breakout Character of the series with Marik, and the two star in several side projects including fanfiction and the Evil Council videos.


  • 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.
  • Cluster Bloody Bomb: In Episode 46.
  • 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: He seems to be the only villain with a sense of competence. After his stint of trying to use Duel Monsters to beat Yami in Duelist Kingdom, he's open to just killing him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Along with Yami and Kaiba, 90% of the sarcastic quips come from him.
  • 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:
    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: Subverted; 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: Whispers "Tell my fangirls I love them" when Melvin defeats him and he's sent to the Shadow Realm. 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.
  • One Steve Limit: 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.
  • Only Sane Man: During the Evil Council videos.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm and sarcastic blue to Marik's hammy and silly red.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Towards Marik, who he aids but mocks constantly.
  • 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. 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. While Marik is obviously gay and hiding it, Bakura is comparatively straight but makes no secret of his orientation when it comes up.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Invoked in the Evil Council vids. He's pretty much the only person there who takes the meetings seriously.
  • 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 Kid "Dude"?: His parents named him Florence. He's not happy about it.
  • 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... it all went down in flames when it turns out it was All Just a Dream.

    Marik 

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. Wen 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 Breakout Character 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 Let's Play, Marik Plays Bloodlines, where he plays Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
  • Armored Closet Gay: He insists he is 100% straight, but it's obvious to everyone he's in denial. 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.
  • Bad Boss: He constantly invokes You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on minions. Hell, he even treats his stepbrother Odion like crap.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2, until episode 42 when Melvin broke out.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Not only are most of his "eeeeeeeevil plans" pretty 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.
  • 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: He even combines them on occasion.
  • 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!
    Melvin: How did I even spawn from your mind?
  • Divergent Character Evolution: 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.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His sexual subtext with Yami Bakura is made fun of this way.
    • 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.
    • Another jewel:
    Marik: Remember [Bakura] when we all got together in the desert to play baseball? I was the pitcher, you were the catcher...
    Pegasus:: I'm not even going to comment on that one.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, but darn, he just tries so hard!
  • 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.
    "OH, I get it! He was implying that you wanted me to sleep with you! That is pretty funny. After all, I'm way out of your league."
  • Laughably Evil: He's constantly laughing and making jokes.
  • 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. Justified in that it can only control people named "Steve," and he knows it's an annoying limitation.
  • Morality Pet: A bird he named Mr. Tweetums, his best friend ever. Bakura and Odion also bring out his softer side on occasion.
  • 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.
    Bakura: (groans)
  • 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. 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.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Apparently he only became a villain because he thought it would give him a 10 out of 10 in the sexy scale.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hammy and silly red to Bakura's calm and snarky 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 put 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. Given they both became Breakout Characters, they succeeded.
  • Stop Helping Me!: invoked Has this trope about Odion when he's impersonating him; Odion insults "himself" (Marik) and accepts insults directed at him as passive-aggressive slaps to the real thing.
    Odion: I am Marik Ishtar. I like to take control of people's minds and dress in highly effeminate clothing. Also I have an irrational hatred for Gummi Bears. I'm pretty much the worst boss ever.
    Marik: No, I'm not! I mean, er, who is this strange person of whom I've never heard of? He seems like a big, bald jerk!
    Odion: Yes. I, Marik Ishtar, am a huge jerk.
    Marik: Cut it out, you knobhead!
    Odion: Yes. I, Marik Ishtar, am a knobhead.
    Marik: (offscreen) I command you to stop agreeing with me!
  • Sue Donym: Uses "Malik Blishtar" as an alias.
  • Transparent Closet: Mocked frequently for it. Everyone knows the truth, but he refuses to come out.
  • 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 Fangirl: 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!"
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His M.O. throughout the first half of season 2.

    Yami Marik 

Yami Marik / Melvin

Marik's alter-ego-slash-imaginary friend, born from his childhood trauma. 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 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 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 and finally destroyed Melvin for good.
  • Arch-Enemy: The code-locked door became his. He spent several episodes getting past it and cursing it out.
  • Ax-Crazy: Just a warning—"Could I have a hug?" translates to "I'm going to take a chainsaw to you". And Melvin loves hugging people.
  • 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:
    • 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".
  • Chainsaw Good: "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.
  • Characterization Marches On: Twice. In an Early-Bird Cameo 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.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Most of his antics come from the hilarious ways he hurts people. Again, there's the whole hugging deal.
  • Deadly Hug: He makes it an art form, since asking for a hug for him means he wants to kill you.
  • 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!"
  • Death by Irony: Defeated by the 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: He's Marik's Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To both Marik and Florence, who try and fail to stop him from canceling the show.
  • 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.
  • Hostile Show Takeover:
    • Since it came out during Season 3, he replaces Marik in Evil Council 4 as the leader. But not really.
    • Done again, but more literally for Marik's Bloodlines LP.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Marik's father Hank Ishtar, who really deserved it after savaging whipping Odion and then trying to do the same to Marik.
  • 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. Sometimes the knife is a lightsaber.
  • 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 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 Played for Laughs, and he's so ridiculously over the top and silly that he's hard to take as a serious threat. Often characters will talk about how wicked and cruel he is, then the episode does a Gilligan Cut to Melvin being completely harmless and comical.
    Yami: No doubt he's already hard at work plotting his next evil scheme.
    Melvin: (looking at himself in the mirror) Would you *beep* me? I'd *beep* me. I'd *beep* me hard."
  • Laughably Evil: He wouldn't be as funny as he is if he wasn't a murderous lunatic.
  • Large Ham: He's just as over-the-top as his canon counterpart, if not moreso.
    "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."
  • Laughing Mad: Comes with the territory of being a comical and hammy madman.
  • Leitmotif: His theme music from the dub.
  • The Mole: He's a 4Kids employee sent to get the show canceled.
  • 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", Yami Bakura by his real name "Florence," and Joey as "Susan".
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Lampshaded in Marik's Evil Council 4, where even Florence is terrified of him.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Sort of. He wants to destroy the fourth wall and get the show canceled, which would be this in a meta way.
  • 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.
    "I am henceforth known as the ruler of all doors! Every single door shall bow before me and open at my command! I am the Master of Unlocking!"
  • 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.
  • Split Personality Takeover: He seizes control of Marik's body near the end of Season 2.
  • 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. 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.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: You wouldn't expect an Axe Crazy Omnicidal Maniac 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.
  • 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.

    Noah 

Noah Kaiba

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: He's rather friendly and polite, but he's no less evil for it.
  • Ambiguously Gay: 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.
  • 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 taunts Kaiba with an 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, to Gozaburo.
  • Enfant Terrible: Despite being a child (in appearance, anyway), he's still absolutely evil.
  • Evil Laugh: 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...."
  • 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.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the one who sent Melvin to destroy the show in Season 2, and comes into focus as the villain of Season 3.
  • 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.

    Gozaburo Kaiba 
Voiced by Antfish of Team Four Star.

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.


  • Abusive Parent: "Whip [Kaiba] 'til his name's Toby". Incredibly, he actually treated Noah worse.
  • And I Must Scream: 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.
  • Angrish: "SHUTYOURMOUTHYOULITTLEINGRATE!"
  • Bad Boss: As Hobson can testify, he treated his employees and family terribly.
  • Big Bad: For The Cancelled Series, as the one behind Noah's plans.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "Screw the rules, I have your money". Kaiba doesn't take it well.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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."
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: 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.
  • Filler Villain: A subversion seeing as he's The Man Behind the Man for Noah, who was The Man Behind the Man for Melvin.
  • I Have No Son: 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.
  • Insane Troll Logic: 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.
  • Laughably Evil: A bastard, yes. But thanks to Antfish's presentation, he's utterly hilarious.
  • Mood-Swinger: He seems to be nice, but also seems to go in fits of rage as he chewed off an employee's ear off-screen.
  • No Indoor Voice: He shouts a lot, and even his normal tone is pretty loud.
  • Too Dumb to Live: 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."
  • You Re Just Jealous: 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.

    Dartz 
Den keep you mouf shut, mayan! Okay, mayan? Yeah.
Voiced by Takahata101 of Team Four Star since Evil Council 3.

The former king of Atlantis and Big Bad 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.
  • Accent Adaptation: Unlike Bakura, this character's accent wasn't in the original dub.
  • Berserk Button: Never insinuate you like tacos better than pizza.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Marik's Evil Council videos" and of season 4.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Coiffio.
  • Characterization Marches On: The first two Marik's Evil Council specials portrayed him as a serious villain Surrounded by Idiots. Since the third Evil Council, his personality was radically altered and he's given a different voice actor. Additionally, his henchmen have all become far less idiotic and are now disturbed by his poorly pronounced schemes.
  • Deep South: He's got what sounds like the world's thickest Cajun accent, and apparently spent a lot of time in Abalamya. Er—Alabama.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He and his gang of motorcycle riding henchmen have 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 Heel-Face Turn)
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome/Porky Pig Pronunciation: He owften has twouble pwonun-unciati— anan-on-ci— anonymous... sayin' words in da way they s'posed t' be said, mayan.
  • Filler Villain: And pretty much counts as this for the Evil Council videos, too.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Doesn't seem to notice his own speech impediment.
    "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!"
  • Incoming Ham: His first scene in Season 4 must be seen to be believed.
  • Jerkass: According to Alister and Rafael. Apparently, he once sucked out Channing Tatum's soul as a joke.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: 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.
  • Large Ham: He shouts a lot, helped by his speech impediment.
  • Leitmotif: Judas Priest's Hellion plays just before any scenes with him.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Gets the [EFF!] sound effect from Marik after his shift to be based on Coiffio.
  • Verbal Tic: He's got one, mayan.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And red, and green, and yellow, and... whatever color Little Kuriboh feels like making it at the time.
  • You No Take Candle: Rather, "Yuu Naw Tayk Candaw, Dooshbaeg!"

    Zorc 

Zorc Necrophades

A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of Zorc & Pals with Bakura, 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.

    Anubis 

Anubis

The villain of The Movie. 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.


    Paradox 

Paradox

The villain of Bonds Beyond Time Abridged. Basically the same as Anubis, but IN 3D!!

Lesser Villains

    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).


    Odion 

Odion Ishtar

Marik's little brother who tried to be a tombkeeper, but unfortunately his stepfather Hank was an extreme Jerkass.


    Hank Ishtar 

Hank Ishtar

Marik and Ishizu's father and Odion's stepfather. An abusive monster who likes to whip people and is very stupid,


  • Abusive Parent: Especially to Odion, who he whipped bloody for Marik's misbehavior. He also lets Marik play with a pet cobra.
  • 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: No one was upset when Melvin stabbed him.
  • 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!"
  • 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..."
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • 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.
  • 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: He's rather full of himself for a guy who lives underground ignorant of the world.
  • 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. His sole appearances are to establish Marik's Start of Darkness was killing him for being a terrible parent.
  • 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!"

    The Big Five 

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.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of 4Kids Entertainment and Team Four Star; the latter cast members voice them.
  • Amoral Attorney: Johnson is the head of the 4Kids legal department, and the one responsible for repeatedly pulling Abridged Series videos from YouTube.
  • Badass Creed: During their proper introduction.
  • Bigger Bad: Johnson, in a sense. He reveals the one that's repeatedly banned the series from YouTube, but Johnson isn't the main antagonist of the arc.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • 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 localization, and his deck master Jinzo can destroy internet memes. Given the series' reliance on Shout Outs, this is actually more effective than it seems.
  • Dirty Old Man: Crump. He lusts over Téa during their duel, and is shown in episode 63 masturbating to Pingu.
  • Eagle Land: 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The other four of the Big Five admit that they don't want Téa's body due to not wanting "Crump's sloppy seconds".
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Subverted with Crump. His obsession with penguins just creeps everyone out.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: 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. Since the site was taken down by the FBI, this means that he actually dies.
    • Johnson gets sent to The Dangerous Box.
    • Nesbitt winds up on Chat Roulette, where he has an encounter with Naruto. He claims he's a robot when he's seen using his human form.
    • Leichter ends up on Fanfiction.net. Let's just say he gets royally Mind Screwed.
    • The only one who seems genuinely happy about his fate is Crump, because he gets sent to 4chan and spams the board with penguins. The sudden cutoff, however, implies that he gets banned.
  • Grand Theft Me: 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.
  • Logic Bomb: 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 Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Parodied with Nesbitt, who is head of merchandising. He intends to turn Tristan, Duke, and Serenity, into Totally Radical characters with lots of accessories that will appeal to kids better.
  • Phrase Catcher: Nesbitt. After a Rocket-powered fist!, it's obligatory to say "I stand corrected".
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: For their Badass Creed, they recite a variation of the original Team Rocket motto.
  • Rocket Punch: 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!"
  • The Other Darrin: invoked Lampshaded. Gan Xingba 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, Gan Xingba returns as him to note the trope.

    Dartz's Henchmen 

Dartz's Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen

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


    Roba Family 

Roba Family

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


  • Catch Phrase: "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!"
  • Circus Brat: They used to work in the circus. Including the baby.
  • No Indoor Voice: They all shout all the time.
  • Parental Abandonment: They have no visible parents. They also keep trying (and failing) to give their youngest sibling away.
  • Phony Psychic: Espa Roba pretends to be psychic, but Joey immediately catches on since Mai already tried that before.
  • Older Than He Looks: Espa Roba is 37 years old despise looking not much older than Yugi. Yami theorizes is for the in-breeding.

    Ushio 

Ushio

The leader of the Elite Beat Agents and minor antagonist for the Pilot episode of Season Zero. Becomes a motorcycle-riding security guard in the future.


  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His gigantic eyebrows are the first thing Yugi notices about him.
  • Only in It for the Money: His intentions are revealed when he demands 20000 Yen (That's like a whole dollar!) for his services (AKA beating up Joey and Tristan without Yugi ever telling him that he wanted him to.)
  • Stealth Pun:
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: 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

    Bakura 

Ryo Bakura

The present-time Bakura. Quite effeminate, and very, very British, he tends to get pushed in the background a lot by his evil side, who possesses the Millennium Ring.
  • Camp Straight: He's not gay, he's just British. He even asked Téa if she fancied a shag once.
  • The Chew Toy: For a short time in Season 2. "I say Yugi, can I be in this episod- [insert horrible injury here] Oh bugger!" Repeat twice more with escalating levels of buggery.
  • Demoted to Extra: Even more so than in the original series. Yami Bakura, on the other hand...
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: His father installed a gaydar in his Millennium Ring for this reason.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one cares about Bakura at all; Yami claims he doesn't even know his name.
  • I Am Very British: Mocked repeatedly.
  • Last Name Basis: No one bothered to ask what his first name is (nor do they care when he finally tells them).
  • Mistaken for Gay: He's not gay, he's just British. Flipped for his Superpowered Evil Side; Yami Bakura is not British, he's just gay.
  • Momma's Boy: In episode 16:
    Tristan: Nobody cares about you want!
    Bakura:...My mummy does...
  • Shipper on Deck: Debatable, but interestingly enough, every time he has shown up in the creator's spinoff fanfics he's been subtly helping Yami Bakura and Marik together. This despite the fact that he's Out of Focus most of time because of his dark side. Why he bothers, no one really knows.

    Weevil and Rex 

Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor

A pair of professional duelists modelled after Beevis and Butthead. Snicker a lot at dirty words, and not much else.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: 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.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Beavis And Butthead, respectively.
  • Catch Phrase: "Come... to Raptor," for Rex.
  • Closer to Earth: Rex is smarter than Weevil, but only on a relative comparison.
  • The Ditz: Weevil is the dumber one.
  • Heh Heh, You Said X
    Rex: You said 'region'!
  • I Banged Your Mom:
    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!!
  • Those Two Guys: Almost universally appear together to make jokes together.

    Mako 

Mako Tsunami, the freaky fish guy

A water duelist who is mocked for his obsession with fish, something he hates.


  • Amusing Injuries: Attempted on Yugi, successfully employed against Grandpa, who he impales with a harpoon.
  • Berserk Button: 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!"
  • Blade on a Stick: He loves chucking harpoons at things.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's very loud and energetic.
  • Cargo Ship: invoked He was married to the Ocean at one point. Then he dated an Aquarium before getting back together with the Ocean.
  • Memetic Mutation: 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 Running Gag is more contribution than many other characters can claim, and he should be proud of it.
  • No Social Skills: 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.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Lampshaded by Téa.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Threw a harpoon at a kid who called him a freaky fish guy.
    Mako: What? That could have been anyone's harpoon!

    Bandit Keith 

"Bandit" Keith Steve Howard

A cheating duelist from America, who is proud to be from America and duels for American pride against fellow American Pegasus... in America!


    The Hair Guy 

Hair Guy (Kemo)

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


  • Catch Phrase: "Attention Duelists!", "My hair is..." usually follows or they're separate.
  • Cool Shades: Always seen with his sunglasses.
  • 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.

    Hobson 

Hobson

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.

    Shadi 

Shadi

Shadi is the ancient guardian of the Millennium Items, but he's not very good at his job since they kept getting stolen.


  • Captain Ersatz: Of Borat.
    Yugi: I suppose it could be worse. You could be acting like Brüno.
  • Dead All Along: 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.
  • How Do You Say: Invokes it on occasion.
  • Jerkass: "I am, how you say, kind of a dick."
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: "Man will become like the animal, animal will become like the dirt, and dirt will become like the Jew."
  • Spirit Advisor: 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.

    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.


    Jaden 

Jaden Yuki

Voiced by ShadyVox of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series.

The hyperactive protagonist from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, who thinks he's black, loves to spontaneously rap, and is highly disliked by other characters.


    Yubel 

Yubel

Voiced by Kaiji Tang.

One of Jaden's two "imaginary friends", aka "the demon living inside my head." Actually a living spirit residing in the actual card "Yubel."


  • Spirit Advisor: To Jaden, in theory. At least, it's her role in the canon.

    Lyman Banner 

Lyman Banner

A side character from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX who accompanies Jaden in Bonds Beyond Time in spirit form.


    Yusei 

Yusei Fudo

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. He has an incredibly nice voice.

    Jack 

Jack Atlas

Another main character from 5Ds. Likes CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES and has No Indoor Voice.


  • Catch Phrase: "CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!" Later "re-branded" to "DUEL MONSTERS ON D-WHEELS!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Thinks Paradox is Waldo of Where's Waldo? when Yusei spots him in an old picture, and thinks the ash of the crumbling city is snow.
  • Forgetful Jones: He was surprised to find out that he used to be in a band. He's forgotten again before the end of the conversation.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yusei, although at one point they're called "Slightly homo life partners".
  • Hypocritical Humor: 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!"
  • Large Ham: HE'S ALWAYS SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE LIKE THIS!
  • No Indoor Voice: 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.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's supposed to be Australian. This is parodied by dubbing his voice over a clip from Crocodile Dundee.
  • Simpleton Voice: He sounds as dumb as he is.

    Yuma 

Yuma Tsukumo

Protagonist of Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL. Cameos at the end of Beonds Beyond Time.

    The Slender Man 

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. Yet. Appeared as the Third Angel in LittleKuriboh's Card Games For Charity NGE One-Shot.


    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. In episode 61, however, they're later referred to by their original names.


  • Berserk Button: They do not take having a counterfeit of them being used.
    Mega Ultra Chicken: INSOLENCE!!! YOU HAVE ANGERED THE GOD OF TRADING CARDS! NOW YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY!!
  • Large Ham: See Berserk Button.
  • Odd Name Out: Initially, Obelisk is the only one not to have his name changed from the original anime. Probably so we can hear the phrase "I'M TOOOOOR-MENTING YOU!" once more.
  • Running Gagged: The joke names were seemingly dropped near the end of Season 3. Asking why they were called joke names gets a response of "Nobody knows, and it's not funny!"