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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    General Trope 
  • Adaptational Villainy: They're much more mean and selfish than how they are in the original anime. Yes, including Kaiba.
  • Adaptational Wimp: They're a lot less competent than their original counterparts.
  • Ambiguously Bi/Ambiguously Gay: Each of them have depicted quite a lot of homosexual behavior throughout the course of the series. Case in point, Yami is (usually) shown to be interested in women, yet his relationships with his friends (sans Téa) practically drip with Ho Yay.
  • Character Exaggeration: Traits that were prominent to their original counterparts tend to go Up to Eleven (i.e. Téa's firm belief in The Power of Friendship and Kaiba's jerkass behavior).
  • The Ditz: Most of them are pretty dense (especially Tristan and Joey).
  • Five-Man Band
    • The Hero: Yugi, the main character of the series (despite his insistence that it's Yami).
    • The Lancer: Yami, who is more selfish than Yugi and has to be managed by everyone in the group at least once to keep him in line, in spite of being their best duelist.
    • The Big Guy: Joey and Tristan, whose personalities and characters fit perfectly into the Dumb Muscle category, especially Tristan.
    • The Smart Guy: Kaiba, who is the most knowledgeable in technology and is relatively more sane than of the others (except for Yugi, but that's a given).
    • The Chick: Téa, the only girl of the main characters and lusts after Yugi and/or Yami.
  • Kick the Dog/No Sympathy: When Mai calls them out on leaving her comatose body alone in the same blimp as Melvin, an unrepentant psychopath, they all just assume she's being irrational for no good reason. Especially Yami.
  • Vague Age: Their ages, mainly Yugi's, are often the source for various jokes due to the Younger Than They Look/Older Than They Look tropes being in effect quite a lot.


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

Our protagonist. In the Abridged Series, Yugi shares the most amount of ever-so coveted screen time with Yami. His story plays out pretty much the same as it normally does, except with more card games and snarkiness.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Whereas canon Yugi was a Nice Guy and an All-Loving Hero, Abridged Yugi is more sarcastic and self-centered, abuses Bakura as much as everybody else does, has no problems with robbing people who he thinks are dead, and calls Kaiba a loser for never defeating him in Duel Monsters.
  • Adorkable: At least two people have mistaken him for a baby panda, including the spirit that possesses him regularly.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is noted to be so crazy, he has enough to cover Joey's lack of it when Anime Hair is needed to enter Duelist Kingdom.
  • Anti-Hero: Much less than Yami. He's quite often a jerk, even to his friends, and can be very bitter and cynical at times, but he's really a good guy deep down.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call Yugi whack.
    • Don't say that card games are a waste of time.
  • Catch Phrase: "Super Special Awesome" and "Let Me Get This Straight..."
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Often fills this role for most of the characters in the series (especially Yami, Tea, and Tristan).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not quite as much as other characters, though, but as most characters in this series are intensely snarky, that doesn't say much.
  • Disappeared Dad: When Grandpa delivers the package from Pegasus about Season Four's Filler Arc, he initially claims that Yugi's father asked him to deliver it.
    Yugi: My father was here?!
    Grandpa: Oh no, my mistake. It was the mailman. You know, someone you actually see on a regular basis. I get those two mixed up sometimes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He abhors slavery of humans, and refuses to let Joey and Tristan keep people as pets until they repeatedly demand it.
  • The Hero: Although he believes the Pharaoh to be the hero, it's really Yugi.
  • Hipster: Briefly parodied.
    I'm Yugi Moto, and I was playing card games before it was cool.
  • It's All About Me: Acknowledges his role as main character, but sometimes lets it get out of hand; i.e, not allowing anyone more screen time than him.
  • Kid with the Leash: Currently the page quote (for a very good reason).
    Yami Yugi: Couldn't I just mind-crush him?
    Yugi: You can't fix all your problems by mind-crushing people!
    Yami Yugi: Oh, come on! Just one little mind-crush, it'll barely hurt him.
    Yugi: No! Bad pharaoh! No mind-crush!
  • Limited Wardrobe: He is rarely ever seen wearing anything other than his school uniform. This gets lampshaded a bit in episode 22 when he wonders if anybody's going to notice that he's not wearing his uniform.
  • Meta Guy: Starting from halfway through Season 2, he's often the first to complain about plot holes or nonsensical plans. A striking example is when he acknowledges the undertones of the speech delivered by Joey about how the abridged series has introduced many to the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and he has the fanbase by his side:
  • Mundane Utility: Uses the Millennium Puzzle as a fashion accessory and visits the Pharaoh's soul room when he gets bored.
  • Oblivious to Love: Depending on Rule of Funny, he doesn't notice whenever Téa tries to hit on him, despite being equally attracted to her. This is especially apparent when she's possessed by Crump and constantly making sexual advances on him.
  • Older Than They Look: He's (supposedly) 16-years-old, but he looks like a 10-year-old. This has been lampshaded a few times.
  • Only Sane Man: The closest this show can get to one, at least. He's the only one of the main cast not to have an overly negative personality trait (Tristan and Joey's idiocy, Yami's jerkassery, Teá's lust and obsession with sex or love-related things, Kaiba's enormous ego, etc).
  • Parental Abandonment: When Rebecca returns in Season Four, he doesn't recognize her. When he's informed that she's someone from his past that he hasn't seen in a long time, his first guess is a bit off.
    Yugi: Are you my parents?!
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Occasionally shown to have this for the Dark Magician Girl.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Yes, Yugi of all people gave this out to Rebecca in episode 70, in response to her saying Professor Hawkins doesn't have time to waste with children's card games. It took Rebecca changing the subject quickly for him to calm down. Even more scary is that nobody else is ever shown having this kind of ability.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Yami's Red Oni.
  • Robbing the Dead: He insists that this is technically what he did by taking the Orichalcos stone that "Bro" was wearing after the latter seemingly died.
  • Sharing a Body: Again, with Yami.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Yugi never seems to express romantic interest in anyone except Téa, despite Mai Valentine outright propositioning him in one scene and Rebecca Hawkins having an obvious crush on him.
    Yami Yugi: Hey Yugi, you gonna hit that?
    Yugi: Mmmm, no.
    Yami Yugi: Shame. Damn shame.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Averted. He mentions he should quit smoking after running for a relatively short time makes him exhausted.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In credits and other such material, his surname tends to be written as "Moto", which is consistent with how it's pronounced in the English dub, but in both the English and the original Japanese versions, it's spelled "Muto".
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • Shows rather clear hints of anger when Joey asks Yugi if he forgave him for stealing the eye piece from his Millennium Puzzle in episode 4.
    • As noted above, Yugi's eyes briefly turn red when Rebecca claims that her grandfather doesn't have time for children's card games.
    Yugi: (calmly) The f**k you say?


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

The incredibly FABULOUS alter-ego of our protagonist. Yami is not as heroic as he was in the source material, but at the same time he's just as hammy (if not more so.) He's a bastard who Mind Crushes people for arbitrary reasons, but he's not all bad, considering he's one of the heroes.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Zig-Zagged. He's a total jerk and shown to be bit of a tyrant unlike his counterpart from the second anime but it wouldn't be entirely far off with his counterpart from the first anime and early parts of the manga. On the other hand, the original source implied he was always a benevolent ruler to his people, whereas Abridged turned Yami into an evil tyrant who enslaved all of his kingdom.
    • This would also apply to his Season 0 Abridged counterpart who, compared to the rest of the series, is more of an Ax-Crazy psychopath.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Bakura's gaydar has reacted to him, he has an obsession with leather clothing, in Bonds Beyond Time Abridged he is openly attracted to Yusei, and in "Everybody Hates Mako" he cracked "if you're a ghost then I'm straight" at Kaiba's ghost. The "ghost" was actually a gay clown. However, he occasionally shows interest in both genders, including Téa, Mai, Rebecca, even the Dark Magician Girl; but then in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if Téa is a girl. He's also mentioned enjoying parties that involve unconscious women. Then there's this:
    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!
  • Ambiguously Evil: His acts of heroism are usually motivated by selfishness and he treats everyone around him like dirt. They're okay with this since there's always at least two major antagonists even worse than Yami in each season. Taken even further in Season 0 where Yami is a straight-up Superpowered Evil Side who paraphrases famous villains and enjoys murder.
  • 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?
  • Anime Hair: In the second clip show, he attributes it to being struck by lightning.
  • 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).
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He doesn't believe in souls. Despite being one himself.
  • 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.
  • Badass Baritone: He has what he would call a "deep and sexy voice".
  • Berserk Button: As much as they annoy him, don't harm any of his friends. Anubis learned this the hard way.
    • He also seems to dislike it when people talk smack about his "pointy hair."
  • Bishōnen: Self-declared, and noted by others too.
    Yami: That plan is as stupid as I am pretty. And I don't know if you've noticed this, but I am a damn handsome man.
  • Broken Aesop: He frequently gives out the moral that bullying isn't nice, despite being somewhat of a bully himself. Played for Laughs, of course.
  • Brutal Honesty: During the duel between him and Joey in episode 17, Yami flat out tells Joey that he's a terrible duelist, and that he only wins because Yami tells him what to do.
  • The Caligula: His rule as Pharaoh. "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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he doesn't like it when someone offends baby Jesus. He also seems annoyed with Kaiba's potentially racist comments about the skin-colors of their Ancient Egyptian counterparts in Episode 59.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: He despises women and constantly makes jokes at the expense of Mai and Tea. However, in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," he justifies this by explaining women hate him and want to kill him, revealing he thought Marik and Bakura were women all this time.
  • He's Got Legs: A cross he has to bear, apparently.
    Yami: Can I help it [sitting with his legs crossed] if I have such long, womanly legs? It's the cross I have to bear, Yugi. You wouldn't know, being so... short and all. Oooohhhh! These long, beautiful legs of mine! Ahhhh!
  • 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.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After Battle City, he dueled Joey so Joey could earn back his Red-Eyes Black Dragon. He refused to go easy on Joey and expected it to be a Curb-Stomp Battle. He actually lost the duel, and Joey won because he believed in the heart of the cards just like Yugi told him to, even though Yami admitted afterwards that he was bullshitting when he said to believe in the heart of the cards.
  • Horrifying the Horror: His season zero counterpart once went on a blind date with the Devil; the Devil said he was too creepy.
    • Said counterpart was subjected to this himself when encountering the sheer wrongness that is Seto Kaiba being a Nice Guy.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Yami is prone to this. For one, he makes a jab to the fact Yami Bakura had the same name as Ryou Bakura, despite the fact Yami Yugi himself never objects to people calling him the same name as his host.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: After losing Yugi's soul.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When being called out by Tea for not believing in Joey enough during his duel with Melvin, Yami does a precise phrase in Tea's voice in what she would say in a mocking fashion and said that's what she sounds like. Very harsh, but also kinda true.
  • 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.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • In Episode 40, Marik tries to dissuade Yami from attacking Bakura and ending the duel by having Ryou appear in front of him. Instead of hesitating like he did in the original, he willingly attacks him which shocks Odion and Joey.
    • Episode 58 where he doesn't care about Joey being knocked unconscious by Melvin's Egyptian god card. At the same time, ranting how people in his time didn't bother caring about his death. Subverted in the next episode, where he suddenly sympathizes with Joey's condition and swears to defeat Melvin to avenge him. Maybe he does care after all.
  • 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.
  • Men Don't Cry: He demands Yugi not to cry after Joey's defeat by Melvin because it'll be distractive in his duel against Kaiba.
  • Meta Guy: Unlike his counterpart, he's been this since day one.
  • Mind Rape: His "Mind Crush" power is this, weaponized. It's his go-to answer (aside from playing card games) to any problem he faces.
  • Mundane Utility: Yami uses his Millennium Puzzle as a reading light and mood ring.
  • Narcissist: He slightly has an inflated opinion of himself. Take this clip from Episode 55, for instance:
    Noah: In case you haven't noticed, I just won the duel! Kaiba’s body is mine! I’m free!
    Yami: Hah! You call that a body? On a scale of one to me, he rates a measly six and a half! And that’s being generous.
    Noah: And what? You think you’re a better candidate?
    Yami: Are you kidding? Noah, look at this body! I’m sexy and I know it! I work out! Plus I’m the King of Games. Would you rather be Kaiba and live the rest of your life knowing you’re only second best? Or stand tall at the top of the mountain? My body, Noah: Take it or leave it.
  • Never My Fault: When he uses Slifer to attack and seriously injure Bakura (after Odion provided him a chance not to), he tries to blame it on Marik instead of taking responsibility for it himself. And he directs his hate towards Melvin when it was the Pharaoh's own fault for Joey losing because he didn't give him enough faith.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: He didn't take well with Gansley saying that he will trim Yugi's hair should he take over his body.
  • 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, Yami sometimes swears at various Egyptian gods/goddesses (i.e. Ra, Osiris, Isis, etc.) 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. The one time someone mentions his real name, he interrupts and tells them "not to spoil it".
  • Only Sane Man: Tended to lampshade the show's silliness in Season 1. After he Took a Level in Jerkass in Season 2 and 3, this role got delegated more and more to Yugi.
  • Pet the Dog: After being unsympathetic about him being defeated by Melvin at first, Yami swore to avenge Joey by beating him in a duel and save the world.
  • 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."
    • During the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City Final arcs, he makes several jabs at the fact Kaiba is an adopted child.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Yugi's Blue Oni.
  • 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!
  • Sexier Alter Ego: The Trope Namer, though it was Tea who actually said it. As adorable as Yugi is, Yami is sexy.
  • Signature Move: Mind Crush, of course. Unlike the canon Yami, he has no problems with abusing it. He even extends it to video games he plays, as seen in his playthrough of Fallout 3.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Originally the Only Sane Man of the main cast with a mean streak, now he's easily the most sociopathic of the bunch, except for maybe Kaiba (who was willing to detonate an island with people still on it, something Yami actually objects to).
  • Truth in Television: To be perfectly honest, the way Yami treated his subjects in the past is no different than with how people in power during his time took advantage of those below them. Especially kings and monarchs.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: After his Character Development.


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. 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.
  • Abusive Parents: He said that his father constantly drank and that it taught him a valuable lesson. Said lesson being solving problems using force.
  • Adaptational Villainy: It's less "villainy", however, and more just flat-out "jerkassness". Joey often claims he hates Tristan and Duke, though it's mostly due to how they lust for his sister. And speaking of his sister, Joey is quite mean to Serenity; he blew all his winnings from Duelist Kingdom on Duel Monster cards, forcing his parents to pay for her operation to fix her eyesight, and when it was a failure he points out that on the upside, she won't need her cards anymore. He's also just generally insulting towards her most of the time and often acts as if she doesn't even exist.
    Yugi: "Wow, you're kind of a selfish bastard, Joey. *beat* So what cards does she have, anyway?"
  • Adaptational Wimp: A lot more idiotic and nowhere near as competent as his original counterpart.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Its implied his habit of saying "nyeh!" is subconscious at best, since he can't remember saying it to Bakura.
  • Big Brother Bully: He's very uncaring towards his younger sister Serenity most of the time, to the point where he acts as if she doesn't exist.
  • 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.
  • Blood Knight: He loves inflicting physical violence on others and expresses relief whenever he's allowed to beat people up onscreen (or offscreen, if 4Kids allowed it).
  • Brooklyn Rage: Trope Namer, but not an example himself, being from Japan (in spite of his Brooklyn accent). In one video, Yami even calls him "Joey, Guardian of Brooklyn".
  • Brutal Honesty: When Tristan claims to be having problems with his grade, Joey tells him straight up that it's because he's an idiot.
  • Catch Phrase:
  • Crossdresser: Implied.
    Joey: (dressed up as the Flame Swordsman) Have I been crossdressing in my sleep again?
  • 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...
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he was offended by Yami's sexist quotes about Mai. Considering how young Serenity really is, it's no wonder Joey dislikes Tristan and Duke flirting with her.
  • 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.
  • Super Strength: Apparently, having an abusive alcoholic father means you have enough strength to kick down walls.
  • 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. He also suffered a Mind Crush from Yugi, only for him to still be alive and well.
  • 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 seems to be oblivious to hearing himself saying it, however.


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

Téa is incredibly fixated on friendship, and honestly believes it's the ultimate source of power and can right any wrong, God bless her. She can and will make speeches about friendship when provoked, and if she focuses on a single target, well...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.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Zig-Zagged. She lost her duel to Crump in this version, but still won against Joey and Mai.
  • 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.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Perhaps the most perverted of the main characters (and that's saying something), frequently drools over attractive men, and makes no secret that she ships people a lot, including her own friends.
  • 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.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't tend to notice Yugi "that way" until another girl (or Bakura) shows interest in him, then she becomes this.
  • 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.
  • Depending on the Writer: It's never really clear whether or not she likes Yugi or is using him as a means to get to Yami it can go back and forth sometimes within the same episode.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She uses The Power of Friendship to Mind Rape somebody.
  • Lovable 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, lusted over Marik and wanted to make him her sex slave, and even tried to seduce Yugi's Grandpa when she was feeling extra-horny.
  • Love Freak: Her obsession with friendship is very reminiscent of this trope.
  • 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. She ships Harry/Hedwig.
  • Oblivious to Love: Depending on Rule of Funny, whenever Yugi's not oblivious to her obvious advances on him, she's the one who's oblivious to his obvious feelings for her.
  • 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!
  • Skewed Priorities: In episode 14, Téa stops Yami from killing Kaiba... only because she feared he would survive.
  • Spell My Name with an "S"/It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: Marik mispronounces her name as "Tee Gardner" (as in, a cup of tea) instead of "TAY-ya Gardner".
  • Straight Man: She tries, but often ends up acting as goofy as the rest of her friends.
  • The Tease: Towards Yugi in Season 0.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Mutters a string of them while passed out.
    "Oh my God, that's right, Pharaoh... Friend me! Friend me! Friend all over my face! Oh, that's so friendly of you. Oh, you're such a good friend. Make friends with my vagina!"
  • 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.
    • And when Yami tells Noah "It's my body, Noah! Take it or leave it!"...
    Téa: I have the weirdest boner right now!


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

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


Seto Kaiba
"Screw the money, I have rules! ...Wait let me try that again."

Current president of Kaiba Corporation. Seto is notably pretty much identical to his canon counterpart — a rich Jerkass elite duelist. However, his money and arrogance are really played up. An unashamed selfish egomanic, Kaiba yearns to crush Yugi in a duel, and in the meantime flaunts his money because he can. The mystery of his real father and his true identity is an occasional 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. Though this is played straight with his adoptive father, Gozaburo.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original, Kaiba was a Jerk with a Heart of Gold; here he's a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk. Aside from viciously hating the heroes and making it clear he doesn't secretly like them, he tends to be very insulting and disrespectful to Noah and Alister, while in the original anime he had at least a bit of sympathy for them.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Kaiba is not nearly as good a duelist as his canon counterpart, and in contrast to the canon Yami Yugi seeing him as a Worthy Opponent, the Abridged Yami mocks him for how many times he's lost their duels together. Funnily enough this only applies to card games, everything else he does he is nearly unstoppable. See Memetic Badass below.
  • All Jews Are Cheapskates: He says "Happy Hanukkah" in both A Very Merry Yugioh Christmas Carol! and An Ishtar Family Christmas. Given his obsession with his own wealth, he might very well be this.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Confirmed to have loved Kisara in his past life as Priest Seto and is creeped out by Pegasus' advances, but his interactions with Yugi and Joey are dripping in Ho Yay-licious subtext. This video takes the case with the former way too far with the subtext.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Heavily implied to have PTSDnote  after Yugi defeats him with Exodia the Forbidden One. When Gozaburo summoned Exodia Necross in their duel in Episode 56, this is Kaiba's first reaction.
    "Aahh! Exodia, it's not possible. No one has been able to summon him! ...Except for that one time!"
    • And later when he sees Gozaburo's flame form.
    "AAAHHH! EXPLODIA, THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE! No one has been able to escape him!"
  • Ambiguously Human: One special stated that he may or not be a robot built by Freeza and then left on earth. The one telling the story was full of crap, however, and it's still left entirely uncertain who's Kaiba's father in order to prove this theory.
  • 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. At best, he could classified as a Type lll to V.
  • Attention Whore:
    • His goal in Season 1 is to become the main character by defeating Yugi at a card game.
    • In The Movie, he goes way off script to rant about how he's the best character and deserves all the attention.
    • After the Battle City Finals come to an end, he decides to blow up the island in order to put the spotlight back on him.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: During his duel with Ishizu, he lets out a loud, drawn-out scream of the word.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Having unlimited cards in your deck sounds awesome, but not if it means you'd have more difficulty drawing the card you would need to win.
  • 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.
  • Bad Boss:
    • He is livid when Noah announces his intentions for the Kaiba Corporation, including making a generous donation to a children's hospital and giving all employees a raise.
    • Aside from his abusive treatment of Mokuba carrying over to Mokuba doing things as an employee, he also fires employees frivolously simply because firing people makes him feel powerful. This comes back to bite him when he fires all of the other shareholders of Kaiba Corporation and it leads to Alister disguised as Pegasus being able to buy the rest of the shares.
    Kaiba: Also, fire our PR guy.
    PR guy: Eh... I'm the PR guy, sir.
    Kaiba: Well, good, because you're going to have lots of public relations when you're out there on the street WITH THE PUBLIC! Because fired!
  • 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 Brother Bully: Oh yes. He shows little to no care towards Mokuba whatsoever.
  • 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.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Subverted, the gang believes that underneath Kaiba's rough exterior, he secretly considers them to be his friends. Kaiba then turns around and admits he never liked them to begin with, and in fact hated every second he has to be with them. It's very likely the only reason he even remotely tolerates Yugi and his friends to begin with is because it's his role as the classic Shōnen rival to work with them from time to time.
  • Cargo Cult: He worships his money.
    Yami: Don't you mean "God"?
    Kaiba: You worship your thing, I'll worship mine.
  • Cargo Ship: invoked
    • He has a fetish for dragons, especially the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
    Kaiba: A Blue-Eyes White Dragon train? I have the weirdest boner right now.

    Yami: Why don't you just marry the Blue-Eyes if you love it so much?
    Kaiba: Believe me, I've looked into it.
    • He's also aroused by technological devices.
  • 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: Parodied in episode 48, when Kaiba and Mokuba were shown memories from their pasts, Chibi Kaiba (Kaiba's younger self) claimed to have experienced character development, and that it "tingled".
    Chibi Kaiba: From this day forth, I'm going to become a total jerk with a stick up my ass the size of East Texas!
  • 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!"
  • Composite Character: Of himself, or at least his original versions. His obnoxiously huge ego and Badbutt persona is carried over from the Dub version of Seto Kaiba, but this version of him is willing to believe in the mystic and supernatural but likes to pretend they're no concern to him, much like the original Kaiba in the original Japanese Dub.
  • 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!"
  • Costume Evolution: He provides the quote when he talks about how much sexier his second season outfit is. He even justifies his Limited Wardrobe because the outfit is too awesome to wear anything else.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Except for Mokuba, none of the other cast members think highly of him nor do they care if he dies. Considering how he often treated them, it's probably a form of karmic retribution.
    Joey: What kind of self-respecting dragon lets itself be owned by a freakin Harpie?!
    Mai: I don't know, what kind of self-respecting dragon lets itself be owned by a loser like Kaiba?
    Joey: Ha, got a point there!
    • And way earlier when Kaiba threatens to commit suicide:
      Joey: This is awesome, Yugi's gonna kill Kaiba!
      Tristan: I've always dreamed that this moment would come!
      Yami: Kaiba must die!
      Yugi: But what would Grandpa say?
      Grandpa: Yuuuggiiii... Kill that son of a bitch!
  • 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.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He's also prone to this, though not as much as Yami.
  • Informed Attribute: His ego is said to be so large, that no structure can hold it without collapsing (hence, the Battle City Finals all take place in open air space). While Kaiba is pretty much Pride incarnate in the series, several others like Yami Yugi, Bakura, and Marik have shown to be just as, if not more proud of themselves without ever having the same issue. There's also the fact Kaiba is implied to have an Inferiority Superiority Complex, further bringing this trait into question.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Keeps on saying that Yugi lost to him on Battle City, when everyone including Mokuba, Kaiba's own brother, knew that Kaiba lost that duel.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The way he points out Joey, Duke, and Tristan's flaws in Episode 60 was uncalled for, but he did in a way nobody can deny is true.
  • 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.
  • Kick the Dog: Admitting that he genuinely hates Yugi and his friends, and that he has no love or compassion for them.
  • 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.
  • Mad Scientist: The duel disks he creates produce shockwaves whenever a monster dies. Why would he design it that way? Because he's Seto Kaiba.
  • 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."
  • Money Fetish: To the point where he practically worships money, as noted in "Cargo Cult" above.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: "That's odd, my Kaiba senses are tingling."
    • Also, he apparently has a "douche sense", which allows him to know any time Joey insults him.
  • 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, are prone to Hypocritical Humor, and neither watch or read crap, such as that one Star Wars movie or Twilight. Yugi notes this in Episode 54.
    • Yugi starts thinking this when Kaiba expresses his hatred of his adoptive father. Kaiba hates it and tells him to quit trying to sympathise with him.
  • 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.
  • Pet the Dog: In Episode 62, Joey mentions that the food Bakura ate in Kaiba jet's kitchen room was meant to go to some starving orphans back home.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Played for Laughs in Episode 59 where Kaiba interrupts Yami's monologue to point out the improbable skin colors of Priest Seto and the Pharaoh (both are white-skinned instead of dark-skinned). Yami promptly tells him to drop the race-card.
  • "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."
    Kaiba: (chuckes) Okay, let me make this very simple for all of you: you're losers! I don't mean that in an endearing way, it fucking hurts me that I have to interact with all of you so much! Duke, you're a lecherous pervert with a failed game store. Congrats.
    Duke: Aaawwwwwwww....
    Kaiba: Wheeler...the only reason anyone even acknowledges you is because your best friend is the King of Games. You'll probably end up in jail in about 5 years with bills coming out of your ass because you have absolutely no real life skills, and you're a giant parasite on society and everyone around you.
    Joey: You don't have to be so rude, Koiba.
    Kaiba: And my name! Is NOT! "Koiba"!!
    Joey: Nnnyeh.
    Kaiba: And Tristan...Tristan... You are the single most worthless human being I've ever met. Deuces. (walks away)
  • The Resenter: Towards Yugi, as per series tradition. He hates him so much, in fact, that when Yugi beats him for the hundredth time in Battle City, Kaiba goes into complete denial of the fact he lost and instead insists that Yugi's the actual loser of that duel.
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: He has a hard time choosing between defeating Yugi or saving the world after he gets Critas.
  • Sore Loser: It's Seto Kaiba; what do you expect? Best shown when his reaction to the phone ringing is to hope that it's Yugi calling to admit that Kaiba won Battle City and he owes Kaiba all of his trading cards. According to Mokuba, he's been saying that every time the phone rings ever since Battle City.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: "Even though there's absolutely no chance of success, I'm gonna defy logic and attack you anyway!"
  • 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. In Season 4 though it's begun to get toned back down.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of Exodia (Necross) when Gozaburo summons him, "Explodia" when trying to escape him, and even when he himself removes from play three pieces of Exodia in the graveyard.
    "It's not possible! No one's ever been able to destroy him!"
  • 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.
  • Younger Than They Look: With his style of clothes and mature design, you would easily mistake him for a grown-up if not for the fact he still attends Yugi's High School (even though he was only ever seen attending school in the first episode).

Season Zero Kaiba
"You can’t defeat the power of friendship, Yugi! Hahahahahahahaha!"

A Bizarro Universe version of Seto Kaiba that appears in Season Zero. Unlike the regular Kaiba, he's genuinely friendly and nice, though still a villain and more than a little creepy.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Season 0/early manga Kaiba is easily the most psychotic version of the character seen in any media, but this version of him is extremely polite, calm, and disturbingly friendly. Deconstructed in-universe by Yami, who is creeped out entirely by Kaiba's sudden change of character.
  • Affably Evil: 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."
  • Anti-Villain: It turns out that this Kaiba never stole Grandpa's Blue Eyes White Dragon and he only agreed to duel Yugi for fun.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He seems a little spaced-out.
  • 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!
  • Dissonant Serenity: Acts totally tranquil even when he's being threatened.
  • The Dragon: To Mokuba, who in this version is a Greater Scope Villain.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: Very eccentric.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His primary motivation, as seen from his quote.
  • Kick the Dog: He ordered his bodyguards to beat up Joey and Tristan. Granted; they'd falsely accused Kaiba of theft and were planning to beat him up for it.
  • Leitmotif: The Elm Street theme.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He's new in school and hasn't had time to interact with anyone outside of Yugi's gang. In fact, during The Stinger, he wishes for the rain to be his friend.
  • Man in White
  • Never Lend to a Friend: Makes it clear that even though he likes Yugi, he won't be sharing any of his wealth with him.
  • No Social Skills: Yugi comments on how Kaiba's polite tone creeps him out. Kaiba agrees with him for some reason.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He's very friendly, which a stark contrast to his original and abridged counterparts. It's so horrifying that Yami Yugi is creeped out and threatens him when Kaiba offers him a hug.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Having money hasn't turned him into a bastard. Granted, the canon Kaiba had a Freudian Excuse for his attitude, so maybe this version had a happy childhood.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: Seeing Kaiba act so pleasant and friendly is weird.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair
  • Young Entrepreneur: His shadow duel with Yugi inspires him to start applying holographic projectors to Duel Monsters, and the rest is history.

Supporting Characters


"No you shut up! ...Oh god I'm so sorry."

Seto's little brother, who he cares nothing about. He's frequently told to shut up and gets kidnapped a lot, and Kaiba is completely flippant about it at this point. his true father is Nappa. Ghost Nappa, to be precise. Probably, but likely not.

  • Adaptational Badass/Adaptational Villainy: In Season 0, he's the Big Bad with Seto being his Dragon as he schemes to defeat Yugi and steal his most powerful cards to rule the world as "Emperor Mokuba".
  • 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.
    • He also states that he can decide who lives and who dies because Kaiba is his brother.
    • He gets incredibly hostile and vicious towards Joey for no apparent reason at one point, and Seto has to make him heel like a dog.
  • 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. It's also implied he may have done this before.
    Kaiba: Why the hell were you dressed like a girl?
    Mokuba: Oh like you've never tried it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets a few moments of this, like when he's talking to Seto in Episode 67, or when he's calling out Noah for thinking he can just redeem himself right after firing a missile at them.
  • 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.
  • Extreme Doormat: To Kaiba, and to a lesser extent, everyone else.
  • It Gets Easier: He has been kidnapped so many times that when Noah does it in Season 3, he treats it like something common.
    Noah: I kidnapped you and there's no escape.
    Mokuba: 'Kay.
    Noah: That's it!? Just "'kay"!?
    Mokuba: Well, i'm kinda used to it by now.
  • 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.
  • Made of Iron: That fall he survived in Episode 6 would've killed or seriously injure pretty much any regular guy. Lampshaded by himself.
    "Man, I sure am glad I'm a cartoon."
  • Napoleon Delusion: Believed himself to be a Pokémon in Episode 28.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Done to Yami Yugi in order to steal his Star Chips. Yami thinks he did it through Super Speed.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually around Kaiba's age, considering that they both grew up together in that orphanage when they were children, yet he looks even younger than Yugi (who was once mistaken for a Elementary schooler). Kaiba lampshades this, pointing out how Mokuba is more or less the same height as when he was younger.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Mokuba."


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

The present-time Bakura. Quite effeminate, and very, very British, he tends to get pushed in the background a lot by his evil side, who possesses the Millennium Ring.
  • All-Loving Hero: No matter what happens, Bakura can't seem to keep a grudge towards anyone, not even against the evil spirit that's been controlling his body since the first season.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Shows interest in Tea at one point, and Yugi in another. (Technically he says he's "not gay"...)
    Tea: Stop groping my Yugi-muffin!
    Bakura: Bugger off! You had your chance.
  • Camp Straight: Possibly. After all, he's not gay, he's just British. He even asked Téa if she fancied a shag once.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He tries to hit on Tea, but his speech pattern makes him look too weird for her.
  • 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: People, especially main characters lampshades this often by calling or mentioning him as "Shemale" (which he himself admits) or "sexually ambigous character".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one cares about Bakura at all. Yami claims he doesn't even know his name.
  • Gaydar: His father installed this on his Millenium Ring because of his feminine appearance. Florence also used this feature to find gay energy source for himself to use.
  • 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 what 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.


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

Duke Devlin is the creator of Dungeon Dice Monsters, 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 bisexual, he's open to aliens anally probing him, and he makes a joke about "riding" the robotic Nesbitt. Also, his idea of unlocking doors in Industrial Illusions during Season 4? By tricking the security system to have cyber sex with him, proving that he has no problem with a computer program.
  • 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.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Or as he puts it, tricking the system into having cybersex with him.
  • 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 is a crack about sex.
  • Narcissist: He considers his reflection the most beautiful thing in the world, and has no shame about bragging about his sex appeal.
  • Only Sane Man: He has his moments of this. When Tristan and Serenity want to open the Obviously Evil door, Duke suggests they not.
  • Running Away to Cry: This happens in Season 4.
    Duke: No, Tristan! Because it's not! Dungeon Dice Monsters uses dice!
    Joey: I activate my trap card, Skull Dice! A card that very specifically requires a die to play it!
    Duke: Oh God, look at the time! I have to be somewhere. *Duke ran away crying*.
  • 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.


Solomon Muto / Grandpa
"I'm checking the obituaries to see if I've died yet!"

Yugi's grandfather. A simple shopkeeper and stereotypical, senile grandpa with a death wish and some incredibly quirky... habits. Best not to pry into it: you will come back mentally scarred.

  • Adaptational Wimp: This version of Solomon is far from his original counterpart. Canon Solomon was a skilled Duel Monsters master who taught Yugi and Joey everything they know about the game and is a somewhat valuable asset to the group a few times, while Abridged Solomon is nothing more than a bumbling idiot who is bossed around by his own grandson.
  • 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!"
  • Dad the Veteran: Bores Yugi with his war stories in Episode 62. Based on pretty much everything he said in BBT Abridged (such as thinking that America was invading them when the fireworks went off), he might be a (Japanese) veteran of WWII.
    • Retired Badass: Assuming that he wasn't just babbling nonsense like the Cloud Cuckoo Lander he is, not only is he a war veteran, but his story in Episode 62 begins with him mentioning that he single-handedly slaughtered an entire squadron of something (probably soldiers, but knowing him, it could've been a squadron of anything).
  • Death Seeker: For some reason, he's very eager to die.
    • He gets his wish in Bonds Beyond Time Abridged.
  • Dirty Old Man: Lusts over numerous females.
  • Everyone Calls Him Grandpa: In fact, Yugi didn't even know he had a name until Rebecca brought it up.
    Rebecca: I'm looking for Solomon Moto.
    Yugi: Who the hell is Solomon Moto?
    Tea: Yugi, that's your grandpa.
    Yugi: He has a name?!
  • Grumpy Old Man: 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: He has a not-so-secret love affair with his Black Luster Soldier poster.
  • When I Was Your Age...
    "You know, in my day, we didn't have Duel-Domes. We had to play our card games out on the street, and our cards weren't even real cards. They were just rocks we picked up off the ground, and then we threw them at each other. Come to think of it, it wasn't really card games at all. We just liked to throw rocks at each other. Mostly at me. That's probably why I have so much self-loathing. Anyway, we should probably go over there."


Mai Valentine and Her Breasts
"My breasts are not fake!"
Voiced by BoobsMcbalrog note  as of Season 4.

A supposedly world-class professional duelist, Mai repeatedly proves herself completely incompetent every time she duels. She also happens to have enormous breasts, which are objects of pride for her and obsession and mockery for everyone else. In Season 4, she suddenly gets a change of voice and a rather expanded characterisation.

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


Ishizu Ishtar
"Because shut up."

Marik's sister and holder of the Millennium Necklace, who helps the heroes foil his plans. She knows that there is a darker plot brewing, however, and her actions are to avert a terrible disaster she senses in the future; the cancellation of the series.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Florence's Millennium Gaydar led him straight to her. Supported by the fact Ishizu is never seen being attracted to any men.
  • Because Destiny Says So: She believes her prophecies are infallible.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her necklace's power lets her do this.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Yugi flat out says she and her whole family is responsible for Marik's Start of Darkness and that they're all batshit crazy.
  • Cargo Ship: invoked She's in a relationship with the Pharaoh's tablet.
  • Catch Phrase: "Because shut up," and "You know the one." The former phrase gets gets turned back on her by Melvin:
    Ishizu: Why, Melvin? Why are you doing this to us?
  • Crossdressing Voices: Another female done by Little Kuriboh.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Like in the canon, her decision to show Marik the surface began his Start of Darkness. Not only did it give him the taste for freedom that would cause him to reject the tombkeeper lifestyle, but it enraged their abusive father enough to beat them once he found out, causing Marik to snap and his evil personality to come out and kill him.
    Ishizu: I then realized that defying thousands of years of family tradition and spitting in the face of our insane father was probably not the best idea I've ever had.
  • Not So Above It All: Tries to be the voice of reason on the show, until someone points out the flaws in her logic.
    Because shut up.
  • Only Sane Woman: Probably the closest this series gets to sanity, anyway.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: A classic example between her and Marik. Ishizu is an no-nonsense Only Sane Woman, while Marik is a Large Ham Cloudcuckoolander. Lampshaded by herself.
    Rare Hunter/Steve: Master Marik, can we ride with you?
    Marik: No! Get your own friggin' motorcycles! See you guys at Wal-Mart!
    Ishizu: How am I related to him?
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her Millennium Necklace gives her the power to break the fourth wall. Everyone can do that freely, anyway. However, she does manage to break the actual fourth wall, in the sense that while all of the characters talk about their lives and the events of the plot as if they're aware of their being in an official English dubbed anime series, Ishizu is one of the only characters who acknowledges in the episodes themselves that they are in an abridged series on the Internet. Such acknowledgement is usually reserved for other videos featuring the characters, not in episodes of the series itself.
  • Women Are Wiser: More grounded and sensible than her father and brothers. Then again, given how dysfunctionally stupid Marik is and gummy bear-obsessed Odion is, the bar wasn't set that high.


Serenity Wheeler

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

Joey's little sister who went blind because Joey spent the prize money meant to pay for a critical eye operation on trading cards. However, she later got better and joined the main cast, though she feared she was superfluous and risked being written out.

  • 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.
  • Butt Monkey: Not as much as Tristan, but still applies. First, Joey spends all the money that was supposed to go to her operation on trading cards, then she gets the operation anyway, it's a failure, and she spends several episodes in the hospital annoyed by visitors. Joey also repeatedly shows no concern for her wellbeing, and as noted under Satellite Character, she just exists for Tristan and Duke to pine over.
  • Crossdressing Voices: The fourth main female LK voices.
  • Girly Girl: She's obsessed with ponies and acts stereotypically girly. The only thing missing is a feminine sounding voice.
  • 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.
  • 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]."
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of Episode 63, Serenity gets progressively more fed up with Téa having pointless flashbacks instead of going to the mall like they planned, until Téa crosses the line by bringing up Serenity's hospitalization and the divorce of her parents, at which point she just says that she wants to go home.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Serenity has this reaction in the second Recap Episode whenever Téa starts reminiscing fondly about certain events that Serenity found traumatizing.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Tea and Ishizu's Tomboys.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Unlike the canon where she got the operation and recovered, in this show the operation was a failure and she went fully blind. However, eventually the "writers" decided to make her a regular character and thus she miraculously got her sight back shortly after.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She was responsible for the death of Noah by running him down, leading to the Virtual World/Cancelled Series arc.
  • 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: According to Duke, she's 12-years-old. No wonder Joey threatens to kill Tristan for wanting to date her.

Major Villains


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

CEO and founder of Industrial Illusions and creator of the children's card game Duel Monsters. When his wife-to-be inexplicably exploded at the altar, he went to Egypt and received the Millennium Eye from Shadi. He hides his sorrows and true intentions behind a gay facade. And we mean that literally. He used the first tournament to gather souls to bring back Cecelia, but lost to Yugi. After releasing the people he turned into trading cards he was killed by Yami Bakura... temporarily. Surgery has made broad advances, and Pegasus is back and more fabulous than ever before.
  • 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 his behavior towards Kaiba in The Movie (making obvious sexual passes and then feigning obliviousness), he seems to do it to Troll people For the Lulz. Word of God confirms he's only pretending to be gay, but you wouldn't tell from the way he's been acting.
  • 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.
  • Armoured Closet Gay: Inverted. One episode has him attempting to kill Tristan, Téa, and Bakura so they can't tell anyone that his Dark Secret is that he is actually straight.
  • 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.
  • Guyliner: According with the second Marik's Evil Council, he wears make-up and takes his time to apply it in order to be "sufficiently glamourous".
  • 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 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Though he's nowhere near the level of Kaiba, Yugi claims that he couldn't just instead call the police when Pegasus stole Grandpa's soul because rich megalomaniacs such as himself are immune from the law.
  • 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."
  • Troll: According to Word of God, his coming onto Kaiba is entirely to creep him out For the Lulz.


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

The spirit within the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura, whose name is actually 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 Florence 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.

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

Marik is the successor to the tomb keepers of the Pharaoh and the leader of the Rare Hunters. Like Yami Bakura, he wants to take the Pharaoh's screentime, and so he sends his minions into the Battle City tournament to destroy Yugi a little (not kill, destroy). He possesses the Millennium Rod, which allows the user to brainwash anyone with "Steve" or any variation thereof in their name. When he was young, Marik yearned for a life better than one spent underground, and the trauma of living with an abusive father and undergoing ritualistic scarring created an alternate personality/imaginary friend, "Melvin." Melvin personality was sealed away for some time, but at the end of Season 2 he emerged and banished Marik from his mind. However, he reclaimed his body and reformed at the end of Season 3.

A 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.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He's not as bad a person as his original counterpart used to be even before his Heel–Face Turn. Anime Marik was a physically and psychologically abusive Bad Boss who wants to inflict world domination over his hatred with the pharaoh. This Marik, while having the same motivations, is only evil to the point of pushing someone off a boat (which by Yu-Gi-Oh! standards is a mere slap to the wrist), and he at least allows Steve Umbra and Luna/Lumis (who have failed him in both continuities) to join his Evil Council Of Doom, whereas the real Marik allowed them to die for their failures.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He is nowhere near as competent or evil as he in the original series.
  • Armored Closet Gay: He insists he is 100% straight and gets angry whenever someone presumes he's gay, but everyone knows the truth that he's just in denial over. In the mentioned Let's Play, he has a freakout and admits he loves Yami Bakura, writes fanfics about them, and has fanart of them on his computer... which he then denies once the scares stop and he calms down.
    "Oh, what, just because a man likes to dress effeminately, and hang out with another extremely attractive man, and read yaoi, and flaunt his gorgeous abs, and stroke a phallic symbol suggestively in every other scene, that automatically makes him gay?!"
  • 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...
  • Bullying a Dragon: He has no problems with shouting or insulting members of his Council of Doom, including Zorc, the God of Evil.
  • 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:
    • Many regarding his Millennium Item's identity. LittleKuriboh milks the "rod" jokes all he can — Marik's real-life YouTube account is named "ObeyMyRod" for example.
    • Marik Plays Bloodlines has even more, which are usually lampshaded by Bakura laughing while Marik is unaware of what he's said.
    "Geez, I can't believe on my first day as a vampire I sucked off a hobo."
  • 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 ladies love it.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Played somewhat straight at first, as Marik didn't really have any reason for wanting to defeat the Pharaoh other than the fact that he's simply evil. Subverted later on when he's actually given a backstory and motivation behind his deeds (albeit a vague one).
    • Marik even provides the page quote from when he finally introduces himself to Yami (and Joey).
  • 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.
  • Lust Object: It's painfully obvious that Florence wants to jump his bones. But, you know, Marik is totally hetero and stuff.
  • Medium Awareness: When Bakura suggests that they just murder Yugi and the Pharaoh, Marik shoots him down because 4Kids would just censor it anyway.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fanservice: And boy does he know it! Tea's reduced to a babbling mess when in his presence.
  • 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...
    Joey (thinking): Man, if I could only 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!
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Perhaps the one evil (or at the very least, bad) deed he can do right. He repeatedly makes misogynistic quotes at women, such as claiming that women don't exist in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and while possessing Tea, he claims he doesn't know anything cause he's possessing a woman. Ironic, when you consider how girly Marik himself is.
  • 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.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Bakura and Melvin's Manly Men.
  • 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.
  • Sue Donym: Uses "Malik Blishtar" as an alias.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the 2008 Christmas special, he seemed pretty excited about receiving a bomb as a gift.
    Ooo, I bet it's a bomb! Wouldn't that just be (EFF)ing awesome?!
    • And in the last five seconds before the bomb goes off, Marik tries to think of a good They Might Be Giants quote when Bakura tells him to say something profound before they die.
  • Transparent Closet: Mocked frequently for it. Everyone knows the truth, but he refuses to admit it.
  • Unwanted Assistance: 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!
  • 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 / Melvin
"Come over here and let me cut you, I mean hug you! Hugging is what I meant."

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

At the end of Season 3 he is revealed to be a spy for 4Kids, sent to get the show cancelled. Bakura duels him to try and save the show, but is defeated. Melvin thus destroys the 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".
    "Come on, pick up the friggin' phone before I stab someone out of boredom! As opposed to the many other reasons for which I tend to stab people."
  • 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.
  • Black Comedy: His whole shtick involves treating death and destruction like regular hobbies and basically just being a definite example of a Psychopathic Man Child.
  • 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.
  • Cuddle Bug: He's almost always looking to "hug" someone.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrite: Always cheerful about giving hugs to everyone, but he's reduced to screaming like a maniac when all of Yugi's monsters give him "the biggest hug of his life".
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Marik's father Hank Ishtar, who really deserved it after savagely 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 more so.
    "Hello, Pharaoh! We were just about to play Twister! It involves me twisting your neck until it snaps. We were also going to play Snap. It has similar rules."
  • Laughing Mad: Comes with the territory of being a comical and hammy madman.
  • Leitmotif: His theme music from the dub.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: His villain song "Villain", in which Melvin sings about torture and murder, is sung in tune to the calm and relaxing "Hero".
  • 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". He even calls his own father "Doctor Scuzzbucket" just before murdering him. Also called the Pharaoh 'Nancy' on one occasion.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: Manages to be this during his duel with Yugi. He's baffled by Yugi's slurred pronounciations, his offer to trade his Obelisk card for Melvin's Metal Reflect Slime (despite this being in his favour) and he loses his temper when he's suddenly ignored despite his Big Bad status.
  • 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!"
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Marik's Sensitive Guy, and it shows. Marik is a Camp Gay who has trouble expressing his Transparent Closet and comes up with ridiculous plans that usually end in failure, Melvin is a hammy, psychotic villain who's not afraid to get his hands dirty, often succeeds, and openly expresses his feelings towards something.
  • 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 Kaiba
"Who's the green-haired, rich, spoiled brat, screwing the rules now, Seto?"
Voiced by Kirbopher.

The biological son of Seto's and Mokuba's adoptive father Gozaburo, and CEO of 4Kids. In league with the Big Five to attempt to take down the show for good. Certifiable nutjob who wants revenge against Kaiba for stealing his life. Noah lived (somewhat) happily with Gozaburo until he was killed in a car accident. What remained of his mind was uploaded to the internet. Unbeknownst to him, Joey and Serenity are indirectly responsible for his death. Serenity, as it turns out, was the one who ran him over while learning how to drive. Regains his sanity — or something — upon hijacking Mokuba's body and returning with it to the real world. Then returns to the Internet to save the main characters, and destroy Gozaburo and himself.

  • Affably Evil: He's rather friendly and polite, but he's no less evil for it.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Indulges in maniacal laughter, prone to physically touching other characters in a creepy manner, and is implied to have gone mad from isolation.
  • 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.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted when the gang are still upset with him after his immediate Heel–Face Turn (even Mokuba calls him out). Played straight later on when, after sacrificing himself to save everyone, Yugi claims that Noah isn't such a bad guy after all, aside from the attempted murder.
  • 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.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Just like the canon version, but he's actually more passive about it.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Seto and Mokuba's Red Onis. Ironically, he's shown to be more emotional than they are in his own arc, going from being callous in one second to being regretful in the next.
  • 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. When his bribing of maintaining Mokuba's loyalty through love and donuts fail, Noah responds by turning both him and Seto into stone.
  • You Have Failed Me: Banishes Team 4kids to the darkest corners of the internet.

    Gozaburo Kaiba 

Gozaburo Kaiba
"Listen, small person. There's no such thing as bad publicity."
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.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Makes suggestive comments aloud when Noah attempts to force his way into Yugi's body. Doubles as a Squick moment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Sociopath: If the way he treated his kids wasn't enough, he tore down an orphanage to build a theme park, said the orphans "don't get a theme park", showed no concern for the children he was making homeless, and tore a man's EARS off because he "got mad".
  • 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.


"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.
  • Bad Boss: The verbal abuse he hurls to his minions aside, he also rips out their souls if they fail him. Alister flat out says "Master Dartz is a notorious douche."
  • Berserk Button: Never insinuate you like tacos better than pizza.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Marik's Evil Council" series, toward Marik. He becomes the show's main antagonist in 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 with his henchmen. Since the third Evil Council and continuing into Season 4, He's been voiced by Takahata101 and is characterized radically different, being based on Coiffio in mannerisms and being a comical villain with a thick speech impediment that freaks out his henchmen, who became far less idiotic and are now disturbed by his poorly pronounced schemes.
  • 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. Possibly subverted in later episodes where he seems aware that other people can't understand him.
    "You gotta learn to e-nun-ci-ate, mayn. Speak plain English. It's a matter of coowates—cour—courageo—it's good manners, mayn!"
  • Incoming Ham: His first scene in Season 4 must be seen to be believed.
  • In the Blood: If Paradox (his great-great-grandson) is anything to go by, everyone in his family has the same speech impairment as him.
  • Jerkass: He loves to verbally abuse his henchmen, suck their souls should they fail him, and apparently once sucked out Channing Tatum's soul as a joke. Alister flat out calls him a douche because of this.
  • 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, alongside Rob Halford's distinctive Title Scream heard in Brütal Legend's boot screen (DOUBLE FINE!!!).
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: "Gentlemen (his Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen)... and YOU (Zombie Boy), zombie dooshbag."
  • 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.
    • Up to Eleven in the actual series, where his hair is constantly changing colors in real time instead of just between scenes.
  • You No Take Candle: More like, "Yuu Naw Tayk Candaw, Dooshbaeg!"



The great beast that Dartz unleashes after gaining three Egyptian God Cards. As opposed to the anime series, Abridged Leviathan is Dartz' attack-dog instead of his master.
  • Ambiguous Gender: No info about its gender, if it has any, is mentioned. Dartz calls it a bitch, but he likely used it as an insult for failure instead of directing it towards the fact its a girl.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Its eye alone is big enough to take up much of the sky in its first appearance.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Dartz calls Leviathan a "widdle bitch" after getting beaten by Yugi.
  • Captain Ersatz: Yami Yugi (and eventually Yugi) point out how his Great Eye form looks exactly like Sauron.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Despite being a Physical God, Leviathan is treated about the same as the rest of Dartz' henchmen
  • Faceless Eye: In his earliest appearance.


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

A dark god and famous TV celebrity. Was at first the star of Zorc & Pals with Florence, but it got cancelled. However, Zorc bounced back by performing in The Suite Life of Zorc & Cody. He loves destruction, especially of the worldly kind.



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

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.

  • And Then What?: Anubis has no idea what comes after the "Destroy the world" part of his plan. When Yami asks him what possible reason he could have for destroying the world, he is first stumped by the question, before hastily and lamely trying to claim that of course he has a reason, but he won't tell what it is because it is a "secret".
  • Big Bad: Of The Movie.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "You're going to die, and then you'll be dead. Because I killed you!"
  • Filler Villain: The Movie is Broad Strokes canon anyway, and similarly has little influence on the main abridged series.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Mercilessly lampshaded by Yami. Anubis has no motivation or characterization besides being a vague evil force that must be stopped or it'll destroy the world.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Again, Yami calls him out for this.
  • Stupid Evil: Yami points out how stupid it is to destroy the world for no reason or benefit. Anubis has no counter.
    • Brought up again near the end where he attempts to "summon all [his] darkest powers to destroy the world once and for all." Yugi asks why he didn't just do that in the first place instead of wasting time playing a card game. He merely tells him to shut up.




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

Lesser Villains

    Rex and Weevil 

Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood

Rex: He said "wood".
Weevil: Oh, yeah. Heheheheheh.

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

  • 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": They're based on the champions of this trope, did you expect any less?
    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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To the heroes in Season 4.

    Bandit Keith 

"Bandit" Keith Steve Howard

"In America!"

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

  • Anything but That!: The French national anthem terrifies Keith because France (according to him) is the exact opposite of American.
  • Berserk Button: He completely loses it when Joey uses his Copycat card to steal his catchphrase and is hauled away by security.
    • He also seems to get upset whenever somebody criticizes Michael Bay.
    "Mess with Michael Bay and you mess with America!"
  • Breakout Character: Thanks to Little Kuriboh's giving him a catchphrase, Bandit Keith's popularity exploded. This was lampshaded in the episode summary for one version of Episode 11, his debut episode: "once upon a time, no one wanted to cosplay as Bandit Keith. Then this episode happened."
  • Catch Phrase: He loves to talk about America. In America!
  • Eagle Land: Except he's not actually American. He's actually Canadian.
    • However, when he reappears in episode 50, he still seems to believe that he's American. Joey was the first to point out that he's a fraud, but Kieth claims that he doesn't know what Joey's talking about, and he says that while waving a small Canadian flag.
  • Exact Words: Takes pride on being an American, he didn't exactly say where in America is he born in...
  • Foreign Culture Fetish: He's Canadian, but he idolizes America to the point that he actually wants to be American.
  • Karma Houdini: Outside of losing to Joey and being reduced to a mind-slave by Marik, he gets no punishment for his crimes during the Duelist Kingdom tournament.
  • No True Scotsman: Apparently his opinion of Pegasus.
    "Pegasus! I pledge allegiance to your death, you sorry excuse for an American!"
  • Otaku: Of American culture, made even more funny that he's actually Canadiannote .
  • Patriotic Fervor: Keith loves America, American things, and talking about America.
  • This Cannot Be!: Says this after being beaten by a kid in a duel.
    "This can't be happening... in America!"
  • Verbal Tic: He has one... in America!
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Trope Namer

    The Hair Guy 

The Hair Guy (Kemo)
"Attention duelists!"

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

    The Steves 

The Steves

Marik's henchmen (also known as Ghouls or Rare Hunters in the actual series). Steve the Rare Hunter (the Exodia guy), Steve Arcana, Steve the Mime, Steve Luna, and Steve Umbris. He also controlled Bandit Keith (whose middle name is Steve) and Joey and Téa (he tricked them into legally changing their names to Steve).


Odion Ishtar

"Yes, master Marik."

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

    Hank Ishtar 

Hank Ishtar

"Oh, hey, son! How's it going? I was just busy whipping the only true friend you ever had! So, how was your day?"

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

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

A group of former Kaiba Corporation executives who were fooled by Seto into assisting him in taking over Gozaburo's position, only to get screwed by his newfound money. They begrudgingly served him until Pegasus attempted making a deal with them that would give them back their prominent positions. They failed. Afterward, they tried to trap Kaiba in cyberspace. They failed. To add insult to injury, they ended up 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.
  • 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. Not even Crump".
  • 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, where he's all alone since the site has been taken down by the FBI.
    • Johnson gets sent to The Dangerous Box.
    • Nesbitt winds up on ChatRoulette, where he has an encounter with Naruto. He claims he's a robot when he's seen using his human form.
    • Leichter ends up on Let's just say he gets royally 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.
    • In the flashback during Episode 63, Noah instead banishes them all to Tumblr. Again, Crump is the only one who likes it.
  • 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.
  • Greater Scope Villain: Johnson, in a sense. He reveals he's the one that's repeatedly banned the series from YouTube, but Johnson isn't the main antagonist of the arc.
  • 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.
  • Robosexual: Nesbitt.
    "There's nothing sexier than a giant robot with rocket-powered fists!"
  • 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. GanXingba voiced Gansley in his short scene at the end of Season 2, but hbi2k took over the role for Season 3. Then in a clip show at the end of the season, GanXingba returns as him to note the trope.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Nesbitt has no problem with physically assaulting Mokuba and knocking him unconscious. Granted, while possessing a teen's body, but still.

    Dartz's Motorcycle-Riding Henchmen 

Alister, Raphael, and Valon

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

  • Adaptational Heroism: They often show reluctance with whatever order Dartz gives them, mainly because it either horrifies or grosses them out, and are a lot less antagonistic to the heroes here than in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played with, as their track record so far is about the same, but they're not as imposing here as they are in the original dub.
  • Amazon Chaser: Played with. Raphael assumes that Valon loves Mai because of her being wild and determined. Valon agrees, then admits its more because she has a nice bum.
  • Badass Bikers: Though Yugi, Joey, and Tristan don't think so.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Alister, in the Kami-Con 2011 trailer, when he takes Dartz's orders to have Marianne Miller sign his d?ck to its logical conclusion.
    Marianne Miller: How do you even hide that?! Where do you put it?! I-I'm not even angry, anymore. I'm impressed, actually.
  • Black and White Insanity: Raphael is revealed to have this in episode 71 where he believes that the ability to do evil means you are automatically evil.
  • Characterization Marches On: Raphael started as a generic henchman whose only line was "Zugzug." Later installments of Evil Council turned him into a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Basically how their (failed) plan to kill Yugi and his friends in California came down to. They hire a limo driver to drive a bunch of kids in a dessert to which a gang of bikers just randomly show up to kill them.
    Valon: Oi, Raf. Why does our plan make absolutely no sense?
    Rafael: Anime.
    Valon: Oh yeah.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All three of them.
    • Alister's involved two foreign countries going to war which inexplicably gave him a soprano voice and hatred of the Kaibas.
    • Raphael lost his family and was stranded on an island for several years, lost the ability to say nothing but "zug-zug" and decided that humanity deserved to die due to having the potential to be evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Raphael after his Characterization Marches On.
    Raphael: Are [the new members] gonna be lamer than the last one?
    Zombie Boy: I'm right here.
    Raphael: Sup', lame-o?
    • Alister, surprisingly enough, gets a few moments of being this when he's impersonating Pegasus.
  • The Dragon: Raphael, the leader of the motorcycle riding henchmen and Dart'z right-hand.
  • Elite Mooks: The three of them (and Mai) are likely to this to the biker henchmen used to kidnap professor Hawkins and try to kill the main characters.
  • Groin Attack: Alister suffered an explosion that caused his testicles to retreat back to his body when he was kid, which is where he gained that high-pitched voice of his.
  • Halfhearted Henchman: They help Dartz but find him really weird.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Alister thinks Pegasus has a silly voice.
  • Just Following Orders: Or at least what they assume are Dartz' orders.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Raphael may have flimsy motives, but the fact that he could beat Yami shows just how serious he is.
  • Knight Templar: Raphael believes that just having the potential to be evil is as bad as being evil.
  • Land Down Under: Valon is Australian, though his anime voice actor meant to give him a cockney accent.
  • Manly Tears: Raphael when Yami mocks his dead family.
  • Only Sane Man: Inverted. They all are this to their boss. Especially Raphael.
  • Pokémon Speak: Raphael, who said nothing but "ZUG ZUG" in the first two Evil Council videos.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After that he normally speaks in a slow and droning fashion. Dartz lampshades this in the fourth Evil Council video.
    "Mayan, I liked you bettah when you said "zoog zoog". Ya weren't such a little bitch!"
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Raphael knows this all too well, which is why he does the monologuing.
  • Villain Teleportation: Via their Orichalcos stones, which creates Fridge Logic of why they even need vehicles to travel when they can simply warp to anywhere they want.


"Bro" (Gurimo)

"Look man, I'm just an episodic villain; they didn't give me a name."

Voiced by: Tomamoto

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

  • As You Know: Despite Yami lampshading that he's a world champion duelist who knows Duel Monsters very well, Bro feels the need to explain what his cards do.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of his guest-star voice actor, he has a very deep and booming voice as far as most voices in the show go.
  • Flat Character: Mercilessly mocked; he has no depth, personality, backstory, or even a proper name. He's just there to be Yami's opponent. Ironically, his Not So Above It All moments probably give him more character than in the original version.
  • Lame Comeback: "Mr. Smarty-pharaoh" is not a very impressive insult.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He claims he doesn't have a real name, so Yami names him "Bro." In the dub, his name was never mentioned — he introduced himself as "Gurimo" in the Japanese version.
  • Never Say "Die": A Running Gag in Season 4 is him being subjected to an inversion of this trope. Yugi repeatedly refers to him as being dead ever since they dueled, even though he seems to know that this technically is not true.
  • Not So Above It All: He starts off rather serious and stern, but as the episode continues he begins responding to Yami's slang-filled, immature insults in kind.
  • Robbing the Dead: Yugi claims that this is what he did to "Bro" by taking the Orichalcos stone from his body after beating him. It's technically incorrect since "Bro" did not actually die, he lost his soul, but Yugi keeps referring to him as dead.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: He introduces the Seal of Orichalcos to the series by doing this to Rex and Weevil, then threatens to do this to the Pharaoh. Later, he's subjected to this himself by Dartz.

    Roba Family 

Roba Family

"Would you like to purchase our baby? We no longer have any use for it."

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

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



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

  • Adaptational Villainy: Zig-Zagged. He's just as worse as his first anime counterpart, but he also died as a bully, whereas his original self went on to be a cop who is friends with Yusei in the future.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His gigantic eyebrows are the first thing Yugi notices about him.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the first episode of Season Zero, he gets Eaten Alive by giant man-eating worms. In contrast to the actual anime where he suffers from a horrible Mind Rape.
  • Decomposite Character: Officially, Officer Trudge from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is really the adult version of Ushio. Here, Ushio is simply that bully Yami Yugi killed in Season 0, while Trudge ends up being a "fan fiction police" in a charity video Little Kuriboh made for shadowwolf, appearing solely to arrest Yugi and Kaiba for violating Canon storylines.
  • 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


Mako Tsunami (AKA the freaky fish guy)

"I am not a freaky fish guy!"

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

  • 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 they divorced and 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!

    Rebecca Hawkins 

Rebecca Hawkins

Voiced by Safty (Season 1), ColonelCheru (season 4 episode 65) and ErikaHarlacher (Season 4 episode 70)

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



Voiced by: ShadyVox

Some "giant-faced mutant" Gozaburo hired as a Butler. Appears in Kaiba's flashback during The Cancelled Series. Also is the one who helped Seto take the company away from Gozaburo by giving his shares.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Not as much compared to his Season Zero counterpart, but he still manages to be more benevolent than the real Hobson.
  • 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!"
  • I Regret Nothing: When he helps Seto take control of Kaiba Corporation from Gozaburo, Gozaburo is shocked that Hobson would betray him. Hobson's response?
  • No Indoor Voice: Constantly yells his lines out loud.
  • Third-Person Person: Comes with Hulk Speak.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Pursued his dream of becoming a wrestler after Kaiba overthrew Gozaburo for control over Kaiba Corp.


"Jagshemash! My name is Shadi!"

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

  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Completely disappears from the story after Season 2 without a trace.

    The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future 

The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future


A robot from the future... or the past... maybe? It appears to Kaiba in visions to help him. Or at least, it tries to. Mostly it just annoys and confuses him.

    "Gary Stu" 

"Gary Stu" (Shougo)

"I don't like playing card games!"

Voiced by: Safty

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

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


Jaden Yuki
"Aw yeah! Looks like we chillin' with the King Of Games biatches! This shit be ballin'!"
Voiced by ShadyVox of 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.

  • The Artifact: Jaden's Pretty Fly for a White Guy characterization comes from a one-off joke early in the series where Joey criticized "Yu-Gi-Oh DMX," complete with an intro set to "X Gon' Give It to Ya." Since then, the show has always been referred to as GX, but Jaden's rapping remains.
    • It should be noted that Jaden's entire character as a Jive Turkey is The Artifact, a Call Back to this joke. While Jaden is now voiced by ShadyVox of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series (and occasionally makes references to said series on YGOTAS), the "real" Jaden in as portrayed by Shady in GX Abridged has a completely different personality.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: "Jaden's Rap", where he raps explicitly about how he drinks and does drugs, gets laid whenever and with whoever he wants, and cheats at school, until he eventually gets tired of Yami's questions and shoots him in the head.
  • Boastful Rap: Jaden gladly tells Yami why he's so great.
  • Breakout Character: The positive reception for Shady's various performances as Jaden has helped make the character very popular in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged community.
  • Butt Monkey: Everyone hates Jaden and makes fun of him. Played up in The Movie, to the point where he'll be called out for saying something unfunny... only to have Yami laugh at the exact same gag when Yusei says it.
  • Demonic Possession: Freely and cheerfully admits that his having fused with Yubel probably counts as this.
  • Dumb Ass Has A Point: Is the one who points out how utterly stupid Paradox's plan is and how he's acting like a villain. Even Yusei agrees with him.
  • Evil Overlord: He cameos in the fifth Evil Council video, playing with his dolls and pretending to be evil leader of dark forces. The Supreme King identity also appears in the An Ishtar Family Christmas special, where he joins Yami and Jack as the Three Kings.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's eager to duel any time.
  • Idiot Hero: By far the most passionate of the three heroes and by far the most prone to making silly mistakes.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: At the Ishtar family's Christmas special, in Hank's re-telling of Jesus's birth. He shows up as one of the three kings along side Yami and Jack, yet they don't recognize him as the king of something.
    Yami: I am the King of games.
    Jaden: And I'm the King of the Dark World.
    Yami: Wait, aren't you Jaden?
    Jaden: (sniff) I just wanted to be special.
    Yami: Oh, don't worry, you're very special. You're a special little snowflake.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Learned parkour with Assassin's Creed.
  • Informed Flaw: Played for Laughs; characters in-universe hate his rapping, but most fans find his songs catchy and love ShadyVox's voice.
  • Keet: To the point that other characters can't stand him.
    "And I'm Jaden Yuki, the cute, hyperactive one that people want to choke in his sleep!"
  • Le Parkour: "It's a good thing I play a lot of Assassin's Creed."
  • Leitmotif: In addition to playing during the aforementioned joke that spawned Jaden's character, "X Gon' Give It to Ya" pops up in the Jaden Vs. Yugi video and the 10th Anniversary Abridged Movie trailer.
    • George Michael's "Flawless (Go to the City)" is also another one of his Leitmotifs, spawning the Catch Phrase that he's "ABSOLUTELY☆★FLAWLESS!"
  • Mary Sue: Or so says Yami. invoked
  • Mythology Gag: His character is surrounded by references to Running Gags from Shady's original Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series, such as him complaining about "breaking his coccyx" in "Yugi vs. Jaden: BATTLE!" and claiming to be "Absolutely Flawless!" in the Tenth Anniversary Abridged Movie.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: At the end of the movie, he accidentally spoils the fact that Yami dies in his series, which ends up trapping him, Yami and Yusei in Subspace.
    Yami: Way to go, Jaden.
  • The Other Darrin: Debuted in a Christmas special, where he was voiced (like most characters) by LittleKuriboh himself. Now voiced by ShadyVox.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He uses a lot of jive talk.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's been taking ballet for six years.
  • Same Character, but Different: Jaden's personality in LittleKuriboh's works is considerably different from how he's written in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series, despite that version supposedly being the same as this one. To elaborate...
    • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series, Jaden tends to be a sarcastic asshole (and occasional Only Sane Man) to those around him and is generally deserving of the hatred and abuse he gets from them. In YGOTAS, he's more of an excitable, harmless, and dimwitted guy who others are disproportionally annoyed by.
    • When describing his background to Yusei, Jaden speaks rather fondly of Duel Academy, even calling it, "a kick-ass school that teaches how to play card games." In his own series, Jaden absolutely loathes Duel Academy for being a Weirdness Magnet, and is eager to get expelled so he doesn't have to put up with that crazy place.
    • Jaden seems to admire Yugi and appreciate the Winged Kuriboh card in this version. In YGXTAS, he finds the Winged Kuriboh card to be an annoying distraction at best and he hates Yugi for giving it to him.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe. Yami and Yusei pretty much despise him and will call him out for even the slightest thing... even if it isn't actually bad. The Abridged fanbase seems to think otherwise, however.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied in the Ishtar Family Christmas special.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: While he doesn't feel this way in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series anywhere near as much as in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The Abridged Series, he plays himself as this inEvil Council 5 when pretending to be a villain leading the forces of evil.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Loved out of universe, hated in-universe.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: A milder example. When Yugi tries mocking him for having "imaginary friends", his only response is, "Oh, right, look who's talking."



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."

  • Ambiguous Gender: Yubel is canonically a hermaphrodite, but seems to prefer being called a female by both herself and the cast. To make it even more confusing, her original self in the anime has her being a boy in her past life, before being made into what she is by "having the heart of a dragon".
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Farted on Yusei because she believed that he'd insulted Jaden. He didn't, and he never noticed her.
  • Demoted to Extra: Only has one line in the entire series.
  • 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 Fudo
"Jack! ...I came again."
Voiced by TheAzureCrownote .

The protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. He's one of the saner characters in the series, despite the fact that he dates his bike. He has an incredibly nice voice.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: As noted below, he's a bit more selfish and cold compared to how he is in source material.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Aki is his; she adores him but Yusei wants nothing to do with her.
  • Anime Hair: Ironically, he freaks out at the sight of the hair of the other characters when his is just as bad.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Deliberately played up it seems. Lampshaded in the movie when he introduces himself to Yugi.
    "I'm the serious one with a voice that makes the fangirls swoon".
  • Berserk Button: Do not call his bike smelly.
  • Canada, Eh?: From the credits of Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, it says "Every time Yusei slips into a Canadian accent, take a drink".
  • Cargo Ship: invoked His motorcycle is his girlfriend. He prefers it over girls because girls are smelly.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "I came... to [location]." It'll always get subverted by the end of the video, leading to gems like this:
    Yusei: "Paradox... I came."
    Paradox: "What?!"
    Yusei: "To the past."
    Paradox: "Oh."
    Yusei: "But I also had an orgasm!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Jack and Jaden.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: He regards the day Jack Atlas destroyed the city during a mic test as the worst day of his life on the grounds that he couldn't get laid due to everyone being too busy burning to death.
  • The Comically Serious: Very much so. Though he rarely makes actual jokes, he's still hilarious.
  • Girls Have Cooties: "Girls are smelly."
  • Hypocritical Humor: Believes whole-heartedly of The Power of Friendship almost as much Tea does, yet he's the most hostile of the Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists.
  • Jizzed in My Pants: He has a medical condition developed from riding on a motorcycle for long periods of time that gave him "a hair-trigger down there."
  • The Modest Orgasm: "Jack? I came... again."
  • Only Sane Man: He's rather intelligent and competent as far as this series goes.
  • The Power of Friendship: An honest-to-goodness believer, despite the fact that their antics (Jack and Jaden) and assholery (Yugi) annoy him most of the time.
  • Straight Man: The smart and sane to Jack's loud and stupid. And Yugi and Jaden to some extent.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    Aki: Well, I think motorcycles are smelly!
    Yusei: Get out.
    Aki: But-
    Yusei: Get. Out.


Jack Atlas


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

  • Big "WHAT?!": Utters one any time that Yusei tells him that he came.
  • 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.
  • The Ditz: Jack is pretty much Tristan's only rival for the dumbest character on the show.
    Godwin: Jack, I will double your paycheck if you never say [card games on motorcycles] again.
    Godwin: Two million, Jack.
  • 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!"
    Godwin: Jack, we need to talk.
    Godwin: Fine, I'll talk, you can yell.
    Jack: YAY.
  • 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.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He calls Jaden a "puff"note  twice in the Ishtar Family Christmas special because of the way his Supreme King costume looked.
  • Simpleton Voice: He sounds as dumb as he is.


Aki Izayoi/Akiza Izinski

Voiced by: Squeaky 93

The female lead of 5Ds. She is desperately in love with Yusei, but it's highly unlikely to go anywhere since he's dating his motorcycle.


Yuma Tsukumo

Voiced by: Kirbopher
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. Come Season 4 they have their original names again.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: They're so huge that they can tower over buildings.
  • Berserk Button: They do not take having a counterfeit of them being used.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: What happens to anyone who presses the aforementioned Berserk Button.
  • Insistent Terminology: At one point Marik flubs the name of "Mega Ultra Chicken" much to Yami's annoyance.
    Yami: I thought it was called "Mega Ultra Chicken".
    Marik: Oh, that's right. I guess I forgot.
    Yami: That is inexcusable. You should be ashamed of yourself!
    Marik: I mean, it's just a trading card...
    Yami: Stop ruining Yu-Gi-Oh!, Marik!
  • 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 LK can use the "TOR-MEEEEENT!" clip for it.
  • Physical God: Yes, in both card games and real life. Their magic is potent enough to effect the real world to the extent where Ra can summon lightning to shower down on those who offend him.
  • Running Gagged: The joke names were seeming dropped at the end of Season 3. In a clip show where the original names are used, characters repeatedly snark "I don't know why it's called that!" / "Nobody does, it isn't funny!"

    Dark Magician Girl 

Dark Magician Girl

"Why does everyone wanna have sex in front of me?!"
Voiced by Nowacking as of Season 4

The Distaff Counterpart of Yugi's ace card, the Dark Magician. In Season 4, the Duel Monster spirit that the card is based on calls forth The Chosen Ones note  to awaken three legendary dragons and save the world from the Great Leviathan.
  • Buxom Is Better: The Pharaoh likes pointing this out.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: In her debut, a caption on the screen claims that "somewhere, a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan is touching themselves".
  • Distaff Counterpart: To the Dark Magician.
  • Going Commando: During Téa's Imagine Spot in Episode 49, Yugi claims that she watched a play about the Dark Magician Girl. During the play, she's not wearing any underwear during what would otherwise be a Panty Shot.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Seems unaware or indifferent about how attractive she is to other people.
  • Ms. Exposition: Her role at the beginning of Season 4.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As is the case in the real series, she's considered a sex symbol in-universe and in real life. One Running Gag with her is the Pharaoh pointing this out. Even Seto Kaiba thinks she's sexy, as he complains about Pegasus turning the hottest card in the game into a five-year-old by making the Toon Dark Magician Girl.
  • Only Sane Man: To the likes of Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba.
  • Panty Shot: Averted. During Téa's Imagine Spot of the Dark Magician Girl play, there's a shot where the audience can see up her skirt, and there's a censor bar instead of panties.
  • Remember the New Guy: In Téa's Imagine Spot in Episode 49, Yugi shows her the Dark Magician Girl card and claims that it's her favourite card despite her never having seen it before.
  • Rule 34: In-Universe. Jaden has "Two Dark Magician Girls, One Pot of Greed" bookmarked on his computer.
  • Running Gag:
    • The Pharaoh usually refers to her as something along the lines of "Dark Magician With Boobies" or "Dark Magician Who Got it Goin' On" rather than Dark Magician Girl.
    • In Season 4, whenever she tries to get The Chosen Ones to fulfill their destiny, they initially misinterpret it as a prompt that leads to a lot of sexual innuendo, much to her dismay.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, she asks Dark Magician why they can talk in the movie. He tells her that A Wizard Did It. Starting with Season 4, she becomes a full character with dialogue.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Telling Seto Kaiba to "become one with the almighty beast" when said beast is a dragon goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Toon: Like the Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon and Toon Summoned Skull, Toon Dark Magician Girl is a Super-Deformed version of a real monster, Dark Magician Girl in this case.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Mostly averted, as she's voiced by Nowacking, but prior to Season 4, her only speaking appearance was in Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, and she was played by LittleKuriboh with an unconvincing female voice.
  • A Wizard Did It: In Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, she asks the Dark Magician why the two of them are Suddenly Voiced, and this is the answer she gets.

    The Three Legendary Dragons 
The three almighty beasts that are sealed in stone after defeating a great evil known as The Great Leviathan. They are reawakened when Dark Magician Girl sent Yugi (both of them), Kaiba, and Joey to release them and wield their great power.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: As with many prominent monsters in the series, they are inhumanly large. Critias alone seems to be bigger than Kaiba's Blue Eyes White Dragon (the largest of the cast's ace cards, not counting the Egyptian Gods).
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Yugi used Timaeus to defeat The Great Leviathan the first time it appears.
  • Joke Weapon: The Claw of Hermos + Time Wizard = ...a dorky looking cartoonish hammer.
  • Fusion Dance: As was the case in the original version, this is their schtick.
    • Presumably, Timeaus fuses with other monsters to form brand new monsters.
    • Critias fuses with Trap Cards instead of Monster Cards to form new monsters.
    • Hermos fuses with other monsters to form Equip Spell Cards that further upgrade Joey's monsters.
  • Physical God: Kaiba implied in the original dub that the dragons are as powerful as the Egyptian God Cards. Their true power level here in the Abridged series is unknown, but they're definitely powerful enough to stand up to an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Poisonous Person: Doom Virus Dragon, who is created by Kaiba fusing Critias with his Crush Card Virus, enabling it to destroy monsters with 1500 ATK or more just from being summoned.
  • The Voiceless: So far, none of them have so much as made a sound. The closest we get so far is Critias roaring in the form of Doom Virus Dragon.