Characters that appear in the Elseworld version of Mors Omnibus and its prequel Mors Tua, Vita Mia. Note that there are unmarked spoilers for these stories.
The trio of Yvonne, May and Dawn, these girls are the driving force of Carroll City and founders of its You Show Duel School.
Tropes that pertain to all of them
- Amazon Brigade: A trio of girls who can kick ass, take names and duel with the best.
- Action Girl: Each of them can kick ass in card games and in a regular fight.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: May is the Beauty being a sweet Gothic vampire who mostly wears dresses, Dawn is Brains with her hacking knowledge and status as Mission Control and Yvonne is Brawn with her muscle and fighting prowess.
- Cute and Psycho: All three of them; Yvonne has no qualms slicing people's necks open and turning people into puppets, May uses her parasol to murder people and Dawn is happy to tear people's arms off with a smile on her face.
- Power Trio
- The Three Faces of Eve: Yvonne is the wife role with her taking care of her puppets, May is the seductive seductress with her black dress, alcohol drinking and how she "feeds" on Celina's blood (although she also shows a wife role due to her taking care of her brothers) while Dawn is the innocent child with her being a Genki Girl who is all about love and happiness (and bonus for being the youngest of the three).
- Town Girls: May is the Femme, Dawn is Neither and Yvonne is Butch.
- True Companions: They're all close friends and stick together no matter what.
Yvonne Maxa/Grand Lorde Guignol
A version of Serena who is a puppeteer and uses her puppets to host puppet shows and murder people. She wields a Shaddoll deck.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In the anime, Serena is sweet, girly and nice. Yvonne? She still has moments of sweetness underneath her remarks of being such a condescending snarky smart-ass.
- Adaptation Name Change: She goes by the pre-production name of Yvonne instead of Serena.
- Always Someone Better: When compared to Yuzu: she's the better duelist in Fusion Summoning, she's the one with the happy life with the puppet Yus, she's the one who defeated Sora, she's the one who encountered (and dueled with) Yusho Sakaki, she's the one who obtains Pendulum monsters, etc.
- Animal Motif: Spiders. Her mask as Guignol has a spider-web design on it.
- Badass Gay: She is a total badass and one of the best fighters of YMD and is in a relationship with Dawn Fujiki.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Defeats Sora by using an archetype that thrives on Fusion.
- Berserk Button:
- DO NOT HURT HER PUPPETS. She was ready to slice Yuzu's throat for that. Yelling at them and making them cry is enough for her voice to get icy.
- She has an utter dislike on Academia's idea of carding people; this is presumably because of what happened to her brother, being stuck in a coma before dying.
- As Grand Lorde Guignol, she looks like a boy which hides the reveal that they're a girl in the prologue pretty well.
- She dresses up as Jason the Toymaker in her tag-team duel with Zarc. Justified in that this outfit used to be her brother's.
- But Not Too Foreign: Comments on Archive of Our Own reveal that she's half-French and half-Japanese.
- Casting a Shadow: Wields the Dark attribute Shaddoll monsters.
- She likes saying how things are c'est magnifique!
- She also borrows Uncle Howee's "Do you wanna be a friend?" before she turns someone into a puppet.
- Childhood Friends: With Dawn.
- Color Motif: Blue. Her Grand Lorde Guignol coat is blue and her puppet strings are a light blue color.
- Composite Character: She combines the Ab Inito traits of Serena being a blue-wearing Bifauxnen and a lover of creepy things and Haruka (having four adorable living puppets whereas Haruka had four adorable living dolls).
- Creepy Cool Crosses: Wears cross earrings and a cross with four gemstones on it as Guignol.
- Creepy Crows: She has a raven familiar who she calls Chloe. Word of God is that the name comes from Chloe Price, particularly her prequel iteration.
- Creepy Good: She's a 14 year old girl who can kill people with a smile on her face all while singing a song and she's into a very macabre theater while dueling with the Shaddoll monsters. Despite this, she's one of the good guys albeit very snarky.
- Cry Laughing: Breaks down into this at the end of 14.5th Show after she kills Yusho and then sends his body to the Sunken Realm.
- Cultured Badass: She's a 14 year old girl who quotes Shakespeare, gave herself a title based off of a surreal horror theater and knows about many tales from The Bible like the Tower of Babel and the fate of Lot's wife.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Duels with the Shaddoll monsters, wields deadly puppets and is named after a rather gory theater yet is one of the good guys.
- Deadpan Snarker: She can be very snarky when the situation calls for it...which is nearly all the time.
- Distaff Counterpart: Is considered one to Yuya: their decks reflect a type of performance (Yuya's Performapal are circus animals, Yvonne uses puppets), are very loud and dramatic and wish to attract their audience by any means necessary. Not to mention that they both idolized Yusho Sakaki.
- Establishing Character Moment: Twice.
- In the prologue she and Dawn/Vision have a conversation in regards to her "stars" being in alignment before approaching members of Obelisk Force while being very melodramatic...before she reveals that it was all a set-up so her "stars" (her puppets) are ready to kill said Obelisk Force soldiers. She then acts sweet and loving to the puppets before they prepare to kill people.
- When she duels Sora she shows a lot of her apathetic nature to Academia and her loving attitude towards her puppets: she hands her puppets pretzels for them to snack on, is munching on rice crackers when she sees Sora go through a mental breakdown during the duel and utterly trounces him (using a Fusion deck no less) without breaking a sweat.
- Eviler Than Thou:
- She's this to Sora; while Sora is happy about carding people, she takes a more direct approach in slaughtering people and she wears her sadism on her sleeve in comparison to Sora with his cute demeanor.
- In 8th Show, Yusho states that she's worse than whatever Academia can produce. Academia being the place that created Yuri, of all people.
- She's one to Sora. Both are blue coat wearing people who have cheery facades that hide a huge streak of sadism beneath them. Sora gleefully states how people get carded, while Yvonne takes the Kill Em All approach (which freaks Sora out). Sora is shown to be cruel to Yuya and You Show Duel School when he reveals his true colors while Yvonne is nothing but loving to her puppets.
- She's one to Yuya too. The two look up to Yusho Sakaki but while Yuya (initially) kept believing in his dad after he vanished, Yvonne has nothing but disdain for the dueltainer's lack of communication. They also wear outfits that are based off of Yusho's (Yvonne's is blue, Yuya's is red).
- French Jerk: She's half-French and loves a surreal horror theater, states how things are "c'est magnifique" and is absolutely cold, snarky and condescending when she's not being sweet to her puppets.
- Friend to All Children: Her puppet shows attract lots of kids.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: She is a puppeteer who has no qualms killing people with a knife in hand. Just ask that classroom of Academia students.
- Good Is Not Nice:
- She's a good guy, but her attitude is not befitting of one. She's not above making very snarky or sarcastic remarks on Yusho's brilliant idea to abandon his family without giving them a message about why he left, sees Academia as absolutely foolish and constantly gives Yuzu the nickname of "Zuzu" and belittles the girl whenever she has a chance.
- She shows a heartless side to her in 14th Show: squeezing Sora's neck, kicking him down to the ground and stomping on his head with the heel of her boot and then telling him to stab himself indefinitely to apologize for his actions — Rin essentially states that Yvonne just made Sora a "stress reliever". And this is after she's brainwashed him to make him her puppet.
- Gratuitous French: She states French phrases when she speaks; justified in that she is half-French.
- Hammerspace: The only way she can carry a toy theater, a fake knife and a bag of seaweed crackers in her coat along with a bag of pretzel wands in her top hat. She's capable of summoning items through the use of the mark on her hand but the hat is unknown (and lampshaded by Yusho).
- Hidden Depths: Her talk with Lady Belladonna in 14th Scale reveals plenty of things about her: how she likes science, how she once dreamed of being a pediatrician, and how she shows sadness and guilt about what her brother would think if he knew how she was a killer.
- Human Cannonball: In her duel against Lillie, she launches herself out of a cannon to grab an Action Card.
- Hypno Pendulum: She uses a pocket watch as one when she hypnotizes Sora and Yuri in Mors Omnibus.
- Ive Gone Too Far: Admits to Lady Belladonna that she can't return to the sweet innocent girl that she was prior to Xavier's death after all the blood she has shed.
- Important Haircut: Used to have long hair, but after nearly murdered — and having the blood of the man who tried to murder on her hair — she cut it, signifying her desire to be strong and never let this tragedy happen ever again
- Knife Nut: Her weapon is a switchblade — the same switchblade Viren wanted to use to kill her. When dressed as Caiha, she uses two barbed daggers. When she's in her Toymaker outfit, she's carrying a stiletto which she uses to slice Yusho's neck open at the end of 14.5th show.
- Large Ham: When dueling, she likes to be overdramatic.
- Little Miss Badass: Around 14 years old and she's capable of murdering people with a grin on her face. Mors Tua, set 3 years prior, has her fight off a Frightfur Chimera with nothing more than a knife and winning.
- The Magnificent: "Grand Lorde Guignol" (and yes there's an 'e' at the end of "Lorde")
- Malicious Misnaming: Downplayed as she's teasing rather than being a full on jerk, but she always likes to call Yuzu "Zuzu", much to her annoyance.
- Marionette Master: She calls herself a "Marionette Maestra" and she has the ability to hurl glowing blue strings. It's downplayed in that she doesn't use them to control her puppets — she did use them to manipulate Yuzu — but rather as a way to grab onto things or entangle opponents.
- Meaningful Name: Yvonne is based off the Germanic word for "Yew". The Yew tree was known as a symbol of death and resurrection; fitting for someone who uses the Shaddoll deck and is about "repurposing" people into puppets.
- Monster Clown: She's dressed as [Caiha for the school festival.
- Motif: Puppets. Her name comes from the Grand Guignol theater (Theater of the Grand Puppet), she uses strings in battle, she dresses up as a puppeteer, her Shaddoll monsters are reanimated corpses of monsters controlled by purple strings, etc.
- Nice Hat: When performing as Grand Lorde Guignol or her Jason the Toymaker inspired outfit, she wears an elegant top hat.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She is a huge fan of the Grand Guignol (essentially a theatrical version of Surreal Horror that was made before Surreal Horror was even a thing) and doesn't mind the idea of killing innocent victims or transforming them into puppets like she does to Sora.
- Non Sequitur, *Thud*: While she doesn't go unconscious after dropping from about 20 feet, she does offer this to Yusho in 14.5th Show when she's asked by him to "say something from Ray Bradbury".Yvonne: Hey Yusho, I have an idea! Let's all kill Constance! (giggles)
- Official Couple: She's in a relationship with Dawn.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
- Yvonne can snark about anything and everything, but she shows panic and fear when Sora tries to save Yuri from Yuto and Yugo, having to use Sora's Trigger Phrase to stop him from getting hurt.
- When it comes to murdering Obelisk Force, Yvonne thinks of it as playing a game. When she has to murder Yusho? She's hesitating, apologizing for what she's about to do, she's downright shaking and she breaks down in tears after the deed is done.
- Personality Powers: She's a puppeteer who murders people with a grin on her face, which fits the Shaddoll monsters who are essentially reanimated corpses via purple strings.
- Puppet Permutation: She can transform people into puppets; Mors Tua has her use a spell on Takeru, Specter and Yusaku as last-minute actors while Mors Omnibus just has her place her hand on Sora's face and it transforms him. Chapter 11 reveals that if she places her hand on his heart, then it becomes permanent.
- Samus Is a Girl: As "Grand Lorde Guignol" with her telling Yusho that she wanted to look more masculine to trick her opponents.
- Secretly Selfish: She "fashioned" Sora into a puppet to give to Dawn, but it's later revealed that she really wants Sora to herself. The narration justifies this by saying Dawn will be absolutely understanding in Yvonne's reasonings to keep him.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: She's based off the Grand Guignol theatre; her last name is based on actress Pauline Maxa, and the 'Lorde' in her Grand Lorde Guignol title is from Andrew de Lorde, one of the most well known playwrights of the theater.
- Signature Move: El Shaddoll Construct is her ace with her capable of destroying any monster it comes about, no matter how big or tough it is, without breaking a sweat. So significant that Zarc uses her as an analogy of how Yusho essentially made Yvonne his "child" instead of Yuya.
- Single Tear: Sheds one at the end of the tag-team duel of 14th and 14.5th Show when Yusho tells her that he's "ready for what happens next".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: She is known to mutter French curse words like "Merde" and isn't afraid to tell someone to go fuck themselves.
- Skyward Scream: Unleashes this at the end of 14.5th Show after she kills Yusho in front of a live audience!
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Sweet and sugary to her friends and puppets, but she can really be passive-aggressive and snarky like when she talks to Yusho Sakaki about his brilliant choice to leave for other dimensions without telling his wife or son.
- Took a Level in Badass: Already badass as can be, she gains another level upon gaining the Zefra monsters for her deck.
- Training from Hell: The narrations makes note how she was beaten up by her mother's former biker gang in order to get tough — and this was after said mother told the gang to not go easy.
- Troll: One of her trademarks.
- When Yuzu gives her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech in the tenth chapter, Yvonne starts crying at how Yuzu is absoultely correct...before laughing at Yuzu's attempts of getting under her skin.
- The following chapter has her annoying the living hell out of Edo Phoenix with a smile on her face.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The flashback of the first chapter shows off the early signs that she's not mentally healthy; after seeing her puppets come to life and kill off the man who killed her brother and nearly killed her, Yvonne declares that she's going to fight back and asks one of her puppets to burn the warehouse that holds the bodies of the bastards that caused this mess. Keep in mind, this change of behavior came when she was eight.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was just a sweet girl who loved playing with puppets before her brother died, she was nearly killed and her puppets murdered the man who caused her to lose her innocence.
- Weapon Twirling: Is known to twirl knives in her hands while in spoken conversation.
- White Gloves: She wears a pair of these as Guignol.
A version of May who is a vampire along with her brothers Max and Brendan. Fitting her appearance, she uses a Vampire deck.
- The Alcoholic: When she duels Celina, she comments on wanting to drink wine and sake whenever it comes to imagining Yusaku and Ryoken "playing paddycake" even though she physically looks around 11. Brendan confirms this when he draws Shutendoujinote and originally thought it was a joke because she constantly drinks upon hearing Dawn seeing the men in the manor "play paddycake".
- Ambiguously Gay: When she goes and tries to drink Celina's blood, she gets...really close like licking Celina's neck and ear before eating.
- Berserk Button: Gets absolutely annoyed whenever she hears that Dawn is letting her brother watch Yusaku and Ryoken "play paddycake".
- Casting a Shadow: Uses a Vampire deck which are all Dark attribute.
- Combat Commentator: She's a commentator during the You Show Duel School Festival, fitting considering her love of wrestling.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She's a vampire who dresses in black, yes, but she's friendly and absolutely lively when she's not murdering people.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: She's really nice when you get to know her.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She's an elegant vampire who wears dresses but is a huge wrestling fan, given that her codename is one of Jeff Hardy's gimmicks and she tells Max to put Edo into one of Chris Jericho's "1004 holds" among other various wrestling moves.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Her reaction upon Dawn or Max squealing of seeing/talking about the parings of Ryoken/Yusaku or Takeru/Specter "playing paddycake".
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Unleashes this when dueling Celina, complete with right arm positioned underneath the face for emphasis.
- Older Than He Looks: She's a vampire but looks about to be in her pre-teens. Mors Tua states that she should be more than a hundred.
- Parasol of Prettiness/Parasol of Pain: She caries a black and white umbrella when she fights.
- Perky Goth: Dresses like she's about to attend a funeral but has a very energetic personality.
- Schedule Fanatic: She makes references to schedules because vampires like to have everything organized due to their immortality and all.
- Shout-Out: Her codename is one to Jeff Hardy's gimmicks, Willow the Wisp. She even screams his famous, "We love, we hate, we die forever late!" line.
A version of Dawn who is the younger sister of Yusaku Fujiki who has also been "repurposed" after dying. She wields a Witchcraft deck.
- Action Fashionista: She's mentioned that she wants to be a fashion designer and she can kick ass in an Action Duel all while wearing a dress.
- Animal Motif: Penguins. She has a Penguin Torpedo Attack Drone, her favorite picture book is "And Tango Makes Three", which is about a male penguin couple having a child, and one of her fondest memories is going to see the penguins at the aquarium.
- Attack Drone: She has a Penguin Torpedo named "Tango" who she uses to attack.
- Berserk Button:
Dawn: You [Rin] ruined it! YOU RUINED EVERYTHING!!!
- She doesn't like anything that could be a repeat of the Lost Incident; justified seeing as it ruined her life.
- She's really insistent on Ryoken and Yusaku being together and being the one to wake them up in the morning. Upon learning that Rin entered their bedroom to hide from Puppet Yugo trying to get her into a new outfit, she's in tears before commanding her drone to attack Rin with fireworks.
- Big Brother Worship: Adores her big brother and just wants him to be happy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While she is sweet and lovely and all about love and sunshine, chapter 8 of Mors Omnibus shows she can be really icy, like how she helps hypnotize Seto right in front of Sen with a cold look on her face and that she's also hypnotized Shoichi Kusanagi to work for the Knights of Hanoi.
- Catchphrase: "How lovely!"
- Companion Cube: Her Penguin Torpedo drone named "Tango"note ; Mors Tua reveals that he was a Christmas gift from Yusaku.
- Dissonant Serenity: In the eleventh chapter, she's absolutely cheerful while watching Cilan, Chili and Cress duel Obelisk Force and stating that "The invasion is going on!" with a big smile on her face.
- Everyone's Baby Sister: In the Kougami manor, she is treated like a princess. Hurting her will bring the wrath of everyone in it.
- Genki Girl: Bubbly, cheerful and energetic with a bright smile on her face.
- Girly Bruiser: She's a cheerful girl who wears dresses and can rip out a person's arm like she's turning dough into noodles. As she states to the Obelisk Force member whom she pulled the arm out of...
- In-Series Nickname: She's called "Morning Glory" by Shirobara in Mors Tura, Vita Mia.
- It Runs in the Family: Like Yusaku, she has dark blue hair, goes through a ton of shit in her life and has a strong sense of justice.
- Mission Control: Plays this role when Yvonne, May and Brendan enter Academia.
- Mythology Gag:
- Her Penguin Torpedo references how Dawn's starter Pokémon was a Piplup.
- Many of the outfits she wears are ones that she wore in the anime.
- Older Than He Looks: Is physically 10-11 due to being repurposed but is chronologically 14.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's the younger sister of Yusaku in this continuity.
- Scars Are Forever: Has stitches on her wrists, arms and legs due to being "repurposed".
- Super Strength: She's been augmented with this on her arms.
- Trauma Conga Line: The Lost Incident really took a toll on her; she couldn't hug her brother, her mom committed suicide, she had low self-esteem issues caused by bullying, she came home one day to find Ryoken was hypontizing her brother, ran away, got kidnapped as part of a sex trafficking case and just as Yusaku finally hugs her, she gets killed by a suicide bomber. Thankfully, Ryoken and the Knights of Hanoi "repurpose" her.
- Undead Child: She's a repurposed soul, meaning that she died then was resurrected into her body.
- Woman in White: She wears a white dress — which is actually an outfit she wore in the anime — when she duels Sen for the You Show Duel School's opening ceremony.
- Yaoi Fangirl:
- She adores watching her brother and his boyfriend in bed and also that of Specter and Takeru. Max mentions that he and Dawn are making bets as to when the four above will have a "paddycake party".
- She's shown to be making notes about the Zarc/Yusho dynamic during 14th Show.
May's younger brother who is energetic and wishes to tag along on his sister's adventures. He uses a Toon Deck.
- Badass Adorable: He's utterly cute dressed as The Little Prince and can kick your ass with Toon Monsters.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a fan of Ray Bradbury stories and can duel with ease.
- Berserk Button: When Edo insults his use of Toon monsters, Max calmly asks "You gotta problem with cartoons?" before kicking Edo's ass.
- Circling Birdies: Has images of Toon Dark Magician Girl riding Red Eyes Toon Dragon during his duel with Edo.
- Hidden Depths: He's into dRay Bradbury stories, since he seems to want to use "The City" as inspiration in "fashioning" Edo.
- Keet: Is very hyper, notably when he starts jumping on his sister's bed in excitement on getting to help Takeru and Specter with chores around the house. Best shown in his duel against Edo; whereas Edo looks like he would rather be anywhere but in the duel, Max is having a ball.
- Older Than They Look: Dawn states that Max is 150 years old, despite being around 8.
- Real Men Can Cook: He's really good at baking pastries, which his sister points out.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: In-Universe example. In his Action Duel against Edo, he announces that he will not play any Action Card that comes his way. He justifies this by stating that the Action Field (Toyland) is one of his favorites and that it gives Edo an unfair advantage. He wins despite the handicap.
- Shout-Out: His alias is based off George Mèliés and his outfit for the school festival is The Little Prince.
- Yaoi Fangirl: A Gender Flip but he apparently likes watching Dawn's brother and boyfriend "play paddycake", much to his sister's annoyance.
Brendan Lang/Brother Nero
Brother to Max and May who is the bassist of a band called "The Obsolete Men". He wields a Shiranui deck.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Yugo uses a Change of Heart Spell Card to take control of him after their duel.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He dresses up as "Brother Nero" for the School Festival, but he's very energetic and acts more like Dante of Sparda than an obsolete mule.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his rockstar appearance and attitude, he shows some insight as to his past prior to being a vampire and questions Yugo as to how Zarc was able to resurrect Yugo, Yuto and Yuya by stating that Zarc doesn't have the capabilities of resurrection.
- I Call It "Vera": He named his bass "Stardust".
- Mythology Gag:
- His rockstar outfit during the Academia attack is his contest attire from Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
- He has a Blue Angel plushie which references his love of cute things from the same game.
- Noodle Incident: His narrations for the eleventh chapter states that he was turned into a vampire in order to help vampire-human relationships. All he'll state about it was that this plan backfired. BADLY.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: While May trounced Celina in two turns, he dueled and defeated Ryo Marufuji's Cyber End Dragon and three Cyber Dragons all while having 500 lifepoints left.
- Out-Gambitted: The final turn of his duel against Yugo goes like this: Yugo's Xyz monster could return only one monster back to the deck (Brendan had both Shiranui Skillsaga Supremacy and Shiranui Squiresaga on the field); no matter what monster Yugo returned, he still had to face another. If Yugo attacked, Brendan would just activate "Ghosts From the Past" to reduce the attack to 0, giving him the win. Yugo then returns Shiranui Squiresaga to the Extra Deck just as expected. But what Brendan did not expect was Yugo playing Change of Heart to take control of Skillsaga Supremacy and then play Galaxy Cyclone to destroy Brendon's trump card. You can probably tell what happened next.
- Playing with Fire: He uses the Fire attribute Shiranui deck and his weapon is a flaming naginata.
- The Power of Rock: He's a bassist for the band "The Obsolete Men" along with Hilbert and Hilda.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He has a Blue Angel plushie that he states is his greatest treasure.
- Rock Trio: Forms one with Hilbert and Hilda as the bassist.
- Shout-Out: His "Brother Nero" moniker is another one to Jeff Hardy; specifically it's what BROKEN Matt nicknames him. His band is called The Obsolete Men which is a reference to Jeff Hardy's theme "Obsolete" and a Twilight Zone (1959) episode, "The Obsolete Man".
- Unexpected Character: He's not the first person you expect in a Pokémon crossover.
- Weapon of Choice: A flaming naginata.
- The Worf Effect: At 500 lifepoints remaining, he wipes the floor with Ryo Marufuji. But at more than 5000 lifepoints remaining, he loses to Yugo to prove that the Carroll City duelists are not invincible.
Older brother of Dawn and boyfriend of Ryoken Kougami.
- Adaptational Personality Change: He's not so aloof like he is in the anime, due to having more people in his life. However, he also has a very sinister streak considering how he joined Ryoken in brainwashing Seto and Sen...
- Big Brother Instinct: If he hears anything about his sister in danger, run.
- Blow You Away: Is capable of summoning a storm by shouting "Storm Access!"
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed on the crazy part, but he usually has hypnotherapy sessions with Ryoken, something that Dawn is a bit uncomfortable with but tolerates for her older brother's happiness.
- Cool Big Bro: Dawn certainly thinks so.
- Hates Being Touched: He didn't like physical contact in the past due to the Lost Incident. Some hypnotherapy from Ryoken — and seeing his sister in danger then killed — has changed that.
- Official Couple: With Ryoken.
- The Promise: When Dawn became repurposed, Yusaku swore that he would never reject any offer of the girl hugging him ever again.
The head of the Knights of Hanoi who adopted Yusaku and Dawn into his life after their mother died.
- Adorkable: The Mors Tua story Karakuri Circus (which takes place 3 years prior to Mors Omnibus) has him as a last-minute replacement for the main actor, showing his awkward side in the process. He's particularly flustered having to act in front of a live audience alongside Dawn.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Zigzagged. He doesn't see Yusaku as his rival — although he does use hypnotherapy which is a bit of a grey area — and does show that he cares for Dawn despite Dawn believing that he'll eventually take her brother away from him. Then again, he does place a Mind Rape on Sen via Seto Kaiba and wants to have both of them become Knights of Hanoi...
- Big Brother Instinct: Like Yusaku, he's shown to be very protective of Dawn as a way to forgive them for the Lost Incident.
- Blow You Away: Just like Yusaku, he is able to unleash a powerful storm.
- Official Couple: With Yusaku.
A resident in the Kougami manor who works as the maid in there.
One of the Lieutenants of Hanoi who lives in the Kougami Manor.
Four living child life-size puppets of Yuya and his dimensional counterparts who are essentially Yvonne's little brothers.
- Adorably Precocious Child: All four of them are sweet innocent puppets who take their work seriously.
- Badass Adorable: They're the Yu-boys at around age 5 to 6 and they're capable of murder.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Oh they're so sweet and cute and you just wanna take them home! But hurting Yvonne or each other will cause them to drop their cheerful smiles and prepare to kill you.
- Cheerful Child: They're child-like puppets who are usually sweet and happy go lucky that they make practically anyone who sees them fall into Cuteness Proximity.
- Creepy Doll: Downplayed. They're usually sweethearts that want to help people...until they go into kill mode and they join Yvonne in slaughtering Obelisk Force soldiers.
- Cute and Psycho: Cute? Absolutely. Psycho? They don't mind killing people and all of them are laughing when Yvonne is about to repurpose Sora or hypnotize Yuri.
- Cuteness Proximity: They make everyone coo and fawn over them, with some exceptions (Yuzu but she was confused and disoriented at the time).
- The Cutie: They're adorable puppets who lighten up the mood when they aren't pointing their weapons at anyone.
- In the Hood: In their first appearance, they all wear white hooded cloaks to conceal their identities.
- Playing Card Motifs: Yuya is the Heart, Yuto is the Spade, Yugo is the Diamond and Yuri is the Club.
- Replacement Goldfish: They came to life to fill the hole in Yvonne's heart after the death of her brother.
- Riddle for the Ages: Why does Yvonne have puppets that look like the Yu-boys? It's never given an answer; not even Yvonne knows for certain.
- Say My Name: They're known to shout "YVONNE!!" out of excitement or worry for their big sister.
- Sweet Tooth: They love sweets from chocolate dipped pretzels to pounds of candy to chocolate chip waffles.
- Weapon of Choice:
Yvonne's mother who is usually the one who keeps the puppeteer in line when things go out of hand. Wields a Dark World deck.
- Action Mom: Upon seeing Yuto about to attack Ruri, she gives him a knee to the stomach and elbow to the neck before stating how she used to be part of a biker gang and practices Muay Thai. In the eleventh chapter, she defeats two Obelisk Force members in a duel before joining in a brawl with some brass knuckles.
- Badass Normal: In comparison to her daughter, she beats up Obelisk Force soldiers with brass knuckles.
- Bad-Guy Bar: Downplayed but she works in one alongside her former gang.
- Biker Babe: In her youth, she used to lead a motorcycle gang.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She uses a Dark World deck, but she's one the saner residents of Carroll City.
- Expy: Essentially Carroll City's version of Yoko Sakaki.
- It Runs in the Family: She notes that Yvonne had to get her snarky condescending attitude from somewhere.
- One Steve Limit: She goes by her Japanese name so there's no confusion between her and one of the Taiyou sisters.
- Only Sane Man: She's the only person in Carroll City who can keep Yvonne grounded...but doesn't do anything to stop Yvonne from murdering people though.
Yvonne's older brother whose death utterly changed Yvonne's life forever.
- Cool Big Bro: Yvonne holds him in high regards to the point that mentioning him is a Berserk Button.
- Hidden Depths: 14th Show reveals that his favorite song was "Show Must Go On" and he was also into nightmarish things.
- Nightmare Fetishist: He was into the creepypasta character Jason the Toymaker and he and Yvonne had a game where he would "transform" her into a puppet to parade around.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Was going undercover in regards to an illegal Duel Monsters smuggling cartel. Unfortuantely, he wasn't good at covering his tracks, leading to his D-Wheel to spin out of control during a duel at the Friendship Cup and landing him into a coma.
- Posthumous Character
- Small Role, Big Impact: His death is what caused Yvonne's puppets to come to life and for Yvonne to become the Grand Lorde Guignol.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A loving older brother dreaming of becoming a Turbo Duelist who was trying to do a good deed before being sent into a coma and then dead a year later.
Carroll City Residents
Mokuba Kaiba/Moon Knight
Younger brother of Seto Kaiba and ally to YMD. Mors Tua, Vita Mia reveals that he and his brother are actually "repurposed" corpses and have the ability to transform into dragons by their mother, Lady Shirobara; for him, he can transform into Black Rose Moonlight Dragon.
- Buried Alive: He likes sleeping in a grave and having dirt shoveled onto him.
- Driven to Suicide: Upon seeing his brother dangling on a noose he ends up doing the same thing to be with him.
- Light 'em Up: He uses the LIGHT attribute tellarknights in battle.
- Light Is Good: Uses LIGHT monsters, wears white and is on the side of good.
- Meaningful Name: His alias Moon Knight just happens to have the same initials as his name.
- Older Than They Look: Looks around 12 but he's been alive for centuries.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a white scarf with a black rose at the end in his outfit. Mors Tua reveals that it was a gift from Lady Shirobara herself.
- Shipper on Deck: He ships his brother with Joey.
- Stealth Pun: He sleeps in a grave. He likes taking dirt naps.
- Shout-Out: His alias is named after the Marvel superhero of the same name.
- Together in Death: Upon finding his brother being hung on a noose, he ended up doing the same thing.
- Undead Child: He's been dead for centuries and resurrected by Lady Shirobara.
CEO of Kaiba Corp. who helped fund the You Show Duel School of Carroll City. Just like his brother, he's also a repurposed corpse that can transform into a dragon — Black Rose Dragon, to be exact.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's...absolutely not like the Seto Kaiba from the anime or manga at all, known to be having signs of being out there like how he jokes about wanting to eat his brother alive while laughing maniacally.
- Berserk Button: Touch his scarf and you better be ready for an ass-kicking. Harm his mother and he will KILL YOU.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Name another version of Seto Kaiba who likes to take naps by hanging himself on a tree branch!
- Dark Is Not Evil: As Tadzio, his outfit is that of a Plague Doctor. He's not evil at all; kooky, but not evil.
- Last-Name Basis: He goes by his last name in Mors Omnibus since another version of him is visiting.
- Manchild: Physically 18 but has a mindset of a 10 year old. Presumably this is because he died as a young boy before being repurposed.
- Plague Doctor: His costume when he traverses outside Carroll City as Tadzio.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Just like his brother, but it's black with a white rose.
- Shout-Out: His alias comes from a character in the short story Death in Venice.
A kind woman who runs a foster home called "In the Night Garden" and is the adoptive mother of the Kaiba brothers. She uses a Rose deck with Black Rose Dragon and Black Rose Moonlight Dragon as her ace monsters.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks like she's in her twenties and has both a 12 year old and 18 year old son. Justified in that it's a puppet body so it doesn't age.
- Action Mom: The eleventh chapter shows her defeating an Obelisk Force soldier with ease and it's implied that she defeated a lot more before unleashing her true plan.
- Ambiguously Evil: Her Mors Tua story, "In the Night Garden" has Trip's story depict her as a cruel woman who buried children so that they could stay with her forever and Dawn is utterly creeped out by both Kaiba brothers. Yet when questioned about it, Lady Shirobara mutters that she truly did love those children and didn't want to hurt them. At the very worst, she's a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
- ...And That Little Girl Was Me: The Mors Tua tale, "Karakuri Circus" reveals that the flower girl in Serenity's story of the Court of Strings is actually her.
- Best Served Cold: Her revenge on King Leo in the Mors Tua tale, "Karakuri Circus" has her wait eleven years to the point that people forgot about her being burned at stake, then she helps lure children to a hut owned by her mother, Lady Belladonna, who fashioned them into puppets who lost all memories of their humanity, leading to parents going apeshit and King Leo sending soldiers to find the hut where the children disappeared to. Then, she has a puppet that looks eerily similar to his daughter, Princess Ray — who had been killed off long ago — that King Leo becomes smitten by her. Said puppet of the daughter does not talk at all and the only person who can communicate with her is a little girl who offered up her very soul so that "Princess Ray" could become alive. King Leo then prepares a feast in honor of being reunited with his daughter, only for the parents (who are pissed that he's celebrating while their children are still missing and realize that he does not care for them at all) to cause an outrage. King Leo takes Princess Ray out of the way...but he dies because all of the food was poisoned and his last dying moments was learning that the little girl he burned at stake transferred her soul into the puppet of Princess Ray. The last thing King Leo sees before he dies is Lady Shirobara smiling at how she has gotten her revenge.
- Burn the Witch!: She was burned at stake a long time ago, as revealed in Mors Tua and only saved thanks to that of the Puppet Queen, Lady Belladonna. Take note that she was only a little girl when that happened.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She's based off the Garden Rose Maiden monster, which is Dark attribute, and associated with the night time but she's known to run a foster home and truly loves her sons.
- Determinator: Her backstory had her determined to create a puppet-show to bring joy to the people in her village or else die trying. It ends with her captured and burned at stake.
- Doting Parent: She loves her children very, very much.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She's cooking breakfast at the beginning of 5th Show and she brews a delicious dandelion wine.
- Flower Motif: Her home is called the Night Garden, she uses a Plant-based deck, is symbolized with roses, can brew a delicious dandelion wine, etc.
- Friend to All Children: She is really fond of children which is the reason why she runs a foster home and why she "repurposed" the Kaiba brothers.
- Green Thumb: She has plant based powers, like summoning vines to entrap people and even has white roses that she can brainwash people with.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blond hair and she loves taking care of children.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Who she was prior to being burned at stake as revealed in Mors Tua.
- Kill It with Fire: How she was dealt with. See Burn the Witch!.
- Necromancer: She's the one who resurrected both Kaiba brothers.
- Something About a Rose: Her name translates to "White Rose", she uses a Rose Deck, and it's revealed that she used to be a flower girl in Mors Tua, handing three yellow roses to the wandering puppets.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: She's the one who made the scarves for Kaiba and Mokuba.
- Woman in White: She wears a white dress that looks like a giant rose. Fitting because her name means "White Rose".
- Younger Than They Look: She was a little girl when she died and her soul was transferred into the body of a young woman.
The legendary Puppet Queen who founded the Court of Strings guild. She is the mother of Lady Shirobara, and thus the grandmother of the Kaiba brothers.
- Color Motif: Red; she has long red hair and her puppet strings are colored crimson.
- Cool Crown: Wears a crown carved from antlers.
- Flower Motif: Wears a magnificent dress that is made out of flowers.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: She's technically the grandmother to Kaiba and Mokuba and she's known to be quite a beauty.
- Lady in Red: Has bright red hair, crimson eyes and wears a red colored dress. And her puppet strings are crimson colored.
- Older Than They Look: Described as a woman in her 40s but she is centuries old. According to Serenity, she's actually the granddaughter of one of the oldest figures in the Sunken Realm.
- Red Baron: "Puppet Queen" Lady Belladonna
Younger sister to Joey Wheeler and a puppeteer like Yvonne who is known for telling long tales. She wields an Orcust Deck.
- Adaptational Badass: She only dueled once in the anime and even then she needed a confidence boost after seeing Tristan lost and only had two tips on how to duel (Tributing and Fusion Summoning). Here? She's dueling Yuto with an Orcust deck and can handle her own with Yuto having to use a card to inflict direct damage to her in order to win.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Serenity in the anime was sweet, kind and a bit naive. She's snarky and cynical in this universe.
- Animal Motif: The heron; a black and white one adorns her fans. They represent tranquility, determination and are said to be messengers sent by the gods. Serenity is known to be calm, somewhat cynical and she is known for heavy bouts of exposition.
- Casting a Shadow: She uses the DARK Orcust monsters with World Legacy support.
- Combat Hand Fan: She wields two of these as her Weapon of Choice.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She uses Orcust and World Legacy monsters — both are of the DARK attribute — but she's on the side of good.
- Deadpan Snarker: Heavy on the deadpan and light on the snark.
- HA HA HA No: States this in her narration to 13th Show in response to how the king and his sons in her story lived happily ever after.
- In-Universe Nickname: Ash nicknames her "Ren".
- Lady of War: In comparison to the other females who duel, she's calm, collected and graceful along her Orcust monsters.
- Little "No": Whispers this at the end of 11th Show just as she's about to be hit by Yuto's dragon. The next chapter clears it up that she's taking direct damage to her lifepoints.
- Pink Is Feminine: She wears a bright pink dress for the You Show Duel School Festival (the author's notes states that it's the same dress May wore in Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)
- Shipper on Deck: She ships her older brother with Kaiba.
- The Storyteller: Just like Trip, she's known to tell long stories about the setting's history. Lampshaded in the opening narration to 13th Show which has Ash and Mokuba ask her to speed up her story.
- Taken for Granite: She was capable of turning Yuto into a marble statue; however the spell doesn't last long and she and Ash have to make a run for it.
Older brother to Serenity Wheeler and a puppeteer; in fact, he's the reincarnation of a master puppeteer whose death would create the Court of Strings. Wields a Karakuri deck.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Zigzagged; Yvonne does feel sorry that Joey has the memories of Jonathan Blake and is desperate to reunite with his puppets — even praying that she could give him some solace — but she also pointed out that it gives him no excuse to brainwash other people to replace them or how he brainwashed her puppets to lure her out.
- Anti-Villain: In the Mors Tua story "Karakuri Circus", he does brainwash Yvonne's puppets and even tries brainwashing Yusaku, Takeru and Specter — who were transformed into puppets, It's a Long Story — but all because he has memories of his past life as Jonathan Blake and wants to be reunited with his puppets at long last. He also gives his condolences to Yvonne's brother, Xavier, upon learning about the latter's death.
- Color Motif: Gold. Aside from his gold hair, his puppet string color is gold and his eyes sometimes glow this color.
- Cry Laughing: After losing to Yvonne in Mors Tua, he laughs at his loss before breaking down into tears.
- Man in White: As a Shout-Out to Kaito Kid, he's dressed in a white suit and matching top hat.
- Reincarnation: Of the legendary puppeteer, Jonathan Blake.
- Shout-Out: His original self, Jonathan Blake, is a reference to the creepypasta puppeteer of the same name.
- Stage Magician: Acts like one for the school festival. Bonus points, his outfit is a reference to Kaito Kid.
- Sword Cane: His Weapon of Choice.
- We Can Rebuild Him: He died in a fire and was repurposed into a puppet-like form. This shocks Yvonne at first since she thinks he's a moving puppet, not just someone repurposed.
Trip Deckard/The Curious
A boy who hails from a family of storytellers. Whenever a strange tale appears, he whistles to signal that it is about to begin. He is the narrator of the Mors Tua short stories.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Trip was known to be aloof in the anime. While he's known to be quiet and reserved here, he's also more sociable than usual.
- Instead of photography, Trip is more of a writer and into stories.
- Character Tic: His whistle whenever a tale is about to begin.
- Collector of the Strange: Every time a story ends, he leaves after taking a souvenir in relation to the story.
- Cool Mask: Wears a stone-like mask whenever he announces his stories which is a trait passed down from his family. It's stated that whenever a story appears, the mask must be worn — he can remove it half-way if need be — else the wearer gains facial scars for going against their role.
- Mythology Gag: His name is this to Shooti Hayami in the author's Ab Initio stories which is what he goes by in his phone chats.
- Shout-Out: To Creeped Out seeing as he is named after the strange watcher The Curious, whistle and mask included.
- The Storyteller: He's the one who states an opening narration for each tale in Mors Tua.
A boy who wants to be the very best, he has a strange connection to ravens and has the power on his side. Uses a Watt deck with -hunder support and Mist Wurm.
- Adaptational Badass: In the anime, he doesn't show off a lot of his Aura powers. Since Pokémon don't exist in this world, he's mostly known for his ability to manipulate aura.
- Animal Motif: Ravens: he wears a hooded cape that morphs into a raven headdress and wings, he is surrounded by ravens, he states "The raven is to be respected, never trusted" and sometimes unleashes a loud "CAW!" like a raven when need be. He also mentions that he is a descendant of "The Great Raven".
- Aura Vision: He can see the auras of other people.
- Beserk Button: Insulting his skills with aura is one way to tick him off. When Mieru doubts his claim on using Aura, he shouts "BLASPHEMY!"
- Blue Is Heroic: Appears in a blue outfit, his eyes glow blue when he uses his Aura powers and his most powerful monster, Wattaildragon has cyan scales.
- Character Tic: Raising his head to the sky to shout "CAW!!!".
- Creepy Crows: He's accompanied by ravens that act like his eyes and ears.
- Dragon Rider: Rides on Wattaildragon's back in his Action Duel with Mieru.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he uses his Aura powers, his eyes glow an eerie blue.
- Gratuitous French: Spouts various French phrases in 13th Show. Justified as he's learned these phrases by spending too much time with Yvonne and he's stating them to the French Sherry LeBlanc
- Hidden Depths: 13th Show reveals that he loves trains and remembers riding one in the park all the time.
- Late to the Tragedy: He's too late to save Mieru from being killed by Taking the Bullet for Yusho.
- Light 'em Up: Mostly uses LIGHT monsters in his deck (barring the WIND Mist Wurm).
- Light Is Good: Most of his monsters are from the LIGHT attribute and he's one of the good guys.
- Mythology Gag:
- Mieru describes him as wanting to be "The very best, like no one ever was" for the preview for chapter 7.
- His use of aura powers and his outfit is a huge reference to Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
- He uses the Watt deck, most likely in a reference to his Pikachu partner in the anime.
- The fact that he's repurposed is probably a jab at how he's forever a ten-year-old boy in the anime.
- One of the ravens under his care is named "Annabel", one of the Frontier Brains who had a crush on him in the anime.
- A subtle one, but the fact that he uses Wattrain (whose artwork has Wattlemur wearing a conductor's hat) is probably a reference to the Running Gag of Ash losing his hat to a monkey Pokémon.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a huge scar over his heart, implying that he was repurposed which is confirmed chapters later.
- Shock and Awe: He uses a Watt deck, composed of Thunder-type monsters, and he duels Mieru in the Action Field called Thunder Mesa.
- Simple Staff: He wields a staff with a blue gem in the center as his weapon.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: When he duels Sherry LeBlanc, he states some very impolite French phrases.
- Undead Child: He's repurposed just like Dawn.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Serenity is not happy that Ash dueled Mieru just so he can give her that warning of the fortune-teller gaining "a new purpose".
- You Fool!: Calls Sherry this in 13th Show upon learning how she essentially sold soul to Zarc in order to reunite with her parents.
A student of You Show Duel School who is known for her rivalry against Yvonne. She wields a Mayakashi deck.
- Adaptational Personality Change: The games made her more of a pacifist and the anime had her interested in Pokémon battles but not participating in them, but here she's grinning and charging into battle against Yvonne without a care in the world.
- Foil: To Yvonne. They specialize in a Summoning Technique whose Extra Deck monsters are different Attributes — Shaddoll (Fusion) for Yvonne and Mayakashi (Synchro) for Lillie — and share the same bloodlust for battle. Lillie is also known to wield knives in battle but unlike Yvonne who mostly uses at most one knife, Lillie uses two.
- Friendly Rival: With Yvonne. May and Max comment that their rivalry is legendary around the school.
- Knife Nut: She uses two karambit in battle.
- Kitsune: The motif of her outfit in the school festival; her kimono has a white kitsune tail and her mask is modeled after a kitsune.
- Mythology Gag:
- When her brother, Gladion, hugs her, she mutters that he's "So warm" which is a famous line she states early in the anime.
- Her outfit probably references her Pokémon in the anime, an Alolan Vulpix.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: She duels Yvonne in an Action Duel that ended in a draw.
- Shout-Out: Her last name, Sekien is named after a famous Japanese artist Toriyama Sekien who was famous for creating various youkai. Fittingly, Lillie's deck is filled with youkai.
- Woman in White: Her outfit for the School Festival is a white kimono.
- Youkai: She uses a Mayakashi deck.
A student of You Show Duel School and brother to Lillie. Uses a Vendread deck.
- Big Brother Instinct: When Yugo is about to attack them, he instinctively wraps Lillie in his arms.
- Casting a Shadow: He uses Vendread monsters which are all DARK monsters.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He uses DARK monsters, but he's not evil at all.
- Not So Stoic: Usually is a stoic person but is shown also caught up in the epic tag-team duel of Yuya and Zarc vs Yvonne and Yusho, joining his sister on cheering the latter on.
Miette and Kelly Kingsleigh
Sisters who are Rin and Ruri's opponents in the School Festival and servants to the Supreme King Jaden Yuki and Prince of the Dark Crystal Jesse Andersen. Miette uses a Weather deck while Kelly uses an Aroma deck.
- Alliterative Name: Kelly Kingsleigh.
- Ambiguously Human: They're human but they have some quirks — like how they finish each other's sentences or how Kelly mentions that they have new purposes — makes one wonder how human they really are.
- Blow You Away: Kelly uses the Wind based Aroma deck.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at. A scene in 8th Show has Miette briefly have a flashback of a younger her and Kelly walking in a desolate wasteland wearing nothing but rags.
- Demoted to Extra: They're main characters in the author's Ab Inito universe while they're secondary characters in this one.
- Lady in Red: Miette, dressed as the Red Queen for the school festival.
- Meaningful Name: Their last name is Kingsleigh and they apparently have connections to the Supreme King as shown in 11th Show.
- Psychic Powers: Kelly can briefly see into the future. Yvonne makes this as an analogy to the White Queen of Through the Looking Glass.
- Related in the Adaptation: Just like the author's Ab Initio stories, the two are sisters.
- Shout-Out: Their last name is based off of Alice Kingsleigh from the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland film.
- Woman in White: Kelly dressed as the White Queen.
Cilan, Chili and Cress
Triplets who work with Miette and Kelly at the café during the You Show Duel School Festival. Cilan uses the Kaiju deck, Chili uses Super Quant and Cress uses Arcanite Magician.
- Ambiguously Human: All three of them are revealed to be repurposed due to the stitches on their necks and wrists and Cress's eyes briefly turn black when he commands Arcanite Magician/Assault Mode to attack.
- And This Is for...: Chili and Cress state this in regards to Heartland and the Synchro Dimension when they unleash their direct attacks.
- Kaiju: Cilan's deck of choice.
- Large Ham: Cilan and Chili both get to ham it up, but Chili even more so, laughing in glee when he gets to summon the Super Quantum Mecha King Great Magnus!
- Laughing Mad: Chili when he gets to summon the Rank 12 Super Quantum Mecha King Great Magnus.
- Mister Exposition: Cilan is the one who explains what 'repurposing' is to Yuzu in chapter 7.
- Pungeon Master: Chili is known to make bad puns, which Miette and Kelly point out.
- Shout-Out: When he states his Xyz Chants, Chili references different incantations for the monster in general. For example, he shouts "Go galactic" when he summons Super Quantum Mech Beast Aeroboros and "Wild Access" for Magnaliger.
Hilbert and Hilda
Brendan's fellow bandmates, and a pair of vampire siblings of the band "The Obsolete Men". Hilbert is the lead singer and guitarist while Hilda plays drums. Hilda uses a Fire Fist deck.
- Alliterative Name: Hilbert and Hilda Heath.
- Color Motif: Black (for Hilbert) and White (for Hilda): Hilbert wears a black jacket for the school festival while Hilda is dressed as Spider Gwen (whose outfit is predominantly white) and their duel disks are black and white respectively.
- Mythology Gag: Their color motif is from the Pokémon games they come from.
- Playing with Fire: Hilda uses the Fire Fist monsters which are...FIRE attribute.
- Rock Trio: They form one with Brendan — Hilbert is the lead singer and Hilda play drums.
- Sibling Team: They're brother and sister and fight off Obelisk Force members so Rin can chase after Yuri.
- Shout-Out: The author's notes that their last name is based on the David Heath otherwise known as Gangrel or Lestat — a wrestling vampire.
- Smoke Out: Hilda throws a smoke bomb so she and Hilbert can get Rin and Yuri to safety in the eleventh chapter.
Hailing from the Synchro Dimension (and one from Standard), the Dark Signers are a group of duelists with one goal in mind: to topple down Academia by any means necessary.
Tropes pertaining to them.
- Anti-Villain: They're Dark Signers, yes, but they're very supportive of one another and are less villainous than that of Academia.
- Dark Is Not Evil: They're Dark Signers, but they go after the nastier Academia and are really sweet and nurturing people when it comes to Ayu.
- Polyamory: Yusei, Kiryu, Carly and Misty are in a relationship with one another, something that shocks Ayu to no end.
The leader of the Dark Signers and Dark Signer of the Spider.
- Adaptational Villainy: Yusei Fudo is a Dark Signer in this continuity although he seems to have most of his personality intact.
- Casting a Shadow: He can use his shadow to connect to the minds of the other Dark Signers.
- Laughing Mad: Lets out a mad laugh in chapter 9, when Ayu decides to challenge him to a duel, unnerving the other Dark Signers because he has never laughed like that before.
- Personality Powers: He was known to be about the bonds people have with one another; fittingly, he is able to uses his shadow to connect with that of his fellow Dark Signers and see through their memories.
- Team Dad: Known to be calm, collective and is the one who helps Ayu practice Synchro Summoning.
The Dark Signer of the Giant and second-in-command.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: He's absolutely not the maniacal Ax-Crazy Dark Signer in the anime with one reviewer calling him "gentle and sneaky".
- Composite Character: Is a Dark Signer but he mentions that he's the legal guardian of Nico and West, which happened in the Crashtown Arc.
- Friend to All Children: As stated above, he's been taking care of Nico and West and does his part to help calm Ayu down after it sinks in that she's committed murder.
- That Came Out Wrong: After Ayu unleashed Chacu Challhua against Obelisk Force, he praises her on how she made her first kill. Cue Ayu about to cry and Misty giving him the mother of all Death Glares before he apologizes for his slip of the tongue.
The Dark Signer of the Lizard. Uses a Reptilianne Deck.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts like this to the entire group, but mostly is this to Ayu.
- Easily Forgiven: Ayu forgives Misty for Misty having to bring Ayu into the Dark Signers since, as the narration points out, it was Ayu who decided to chase after Celina and ended up dying.
- Tender Tears: Sheds these when Ayu forgives her.
The Dark Signer of the Hummingbird. Uses a Fortune Lady Deck.
- Adaptational Badass: While she Took a Level in Badass when she became a Dark Signer in the anime, she's much stronger now that she has access to more Fortune Lady cards.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Much more assertive and confident in herself, compared to being a klutz in the anime.
- Mythology Gag: Her giving a fortune reading to Yuu Sakuragi and the card that he draws (Enlightenment) refers to how she became brainwashed by Ascilla piscu in the anime.
A student in the You Show Duel School who only wanted to figure out where Yuya and Yuzu went off to. After accidentally bumping into Misty, who proceeded to give her a fortune, a new purpose awaits her, leading her to become the Dark Signer of the Whale.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Is shown to have little to low self confidence after being revived. Given how she's just learned the sheer scope of what's going on and that she was killed then resurrected, who can blame her?
- Affectionate Nickname: Is called "Sweetfish" by her parents, the Dark Signers and the Earthbound Immortals as it harkens to her named based off of a real fish.
- Ascended Extra: Was in the anime just to show off how skilled of a duelist Reira was. She now has a bigger role as a Dark Signer.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Is the youngest of the Dark Signers at around age 10-12.
- Badass Adorable: When resurrected as a Dark Signer she defeats her opponent with skill.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Such a sweet and cheerful character; and she ends up summoning Chacu Challhua to destroy the man who killed her.
- Crash-Into Hello: Bumps into Misty while searching for Yuya and Yuzu. This act would change her life significantly.
- Creepy Child: She relishes the idea of killing Reira to become the Dark Signer for Cusillu.
- The Cutie: Even when a Dark Signer, she's shown to be absolutely cute!
- Curiosity Killed the Cast: She spotted a hooded Celina and, thinking that Celina was Yuzu, chased after her. It ends with her dead in an alleyway.
- A Death in the Limelight: Gets lots of focus in chapter 6, culminating in her death and resurrection.
- Everyone's Baby Sister: The other Dark Signers absolutely adore her and treat her like their daughter. They also decide to card then duel the Obelisk Force members who killed her.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Was such a sweet little girl who became reborn as a Dark Signer and unleashed Chacu Challhua on the man who killed her.
- Kill the Cutie: Had her throat slashed by a member of Obelisk Force then was resurrected.
- Making a Splash: Uses an archetype called "Mystological" which are all WATER monsters.
- Meaningful Name: She tells Misty that her name comes from a fish that is also known as a "sweetfish" because it smells like fresh melon.
- Motif: Water and sea-life. Her nickname is "little sweetfish", her outfit has designs based off of fish — like stockings with whales, her headband has a scallop design — and when Yusei looks into her memories, they all show her having fun on the beach, playing with dolphins, eating seafood, etc.
- Mythical Motifs: The "Mystological" main monsters are based off of aquatic mythological creatures while the Extra Deck monsters seemed to be named after water deities.
- Nice Girl: After apologizing for bumping into Misty, she helps lead Misty to Central Park to wait for her "friends" (Yusei and Kiryu). Chacu Challhua states that it's one of the reasons why she was chosen to be a Dark Signer.
- Personality Powers: Shown to be quite curious and has lots of questions in regards to what's been going on. Chacu Challhua translates this into able to see into the past.
- Replacement Goldfish: She's seen as one to Misty's little brother, Toby.
- Token Mini-Moe: The only child of the Dark Signers.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was shown to be a pretty good duelist in the anime, but becoming a Dark Signer and gaining a Synchro based deck caused her to become much more powerful.
- Undead Child: A more prominent example compared to the repurposed souls of Dawn, Mokuba and Ash.
- Walking Spoiler: Let's just say that no one was expecting this for her.
Zarc and his associates
The Supreme King Dragon Zarc has decided to wreak havoc a little bit earlier than expected.
The Supreme King Dragon who once laid waste to the world until Ray defeated him. It turns out that he's not dead, and instead has been biding his time until he can be reunited with his sons and he will do anything to get them back.He uses an original deck called 'Dragon Vassal'.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Doesn't appear till the end of Season 3 in the original show, whereas he appears at around the ending of Episode 37.
- Draconic Humanoid: When he goes all out, he shows off dragon wings and a tail to match. His Dragon Vassal monsters also showcase humans with dragon appendages.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Absolutely adores his sons, but he's also very twisted in his desires to have them back.
- Evil Counterpart: Is Yusho's. He is a skilled dueltainer like Yusho who wanted to make people smile but decided to do it by giving into bloodshed and violence compared to Yusho wanting to use dueling to make people smile without any malice on his mind. And while Yusho had good reasons to leave his son (but didn't explain just what he was doing), Zarc returns to Yuya, Yuto and Yugo and promises to not leave them. As emphasis, Zarc dresses up in his own version of a ringmaster outfit but it's colored grey and black in comparison to Yusho's bright red coat.
- Facial Markings: His ringmaster outfit has three black stars on the corner of his left eye and a long slash going down his right eye.
- Faux Affably Evil: At first you think he's a loving caring father to his "sons" despite being the Supreme Dragon King who nearly destroyed the entire world. As time goes on, that facade of said loving and caring father starts to fade and you find out he's a sadistic madman who loves showing off how he has Yuya, Yuto and Yugo under his control.
- Hypno Pendulum: He constantly uses Yuya's pendulum to Yuya, Yuto and Yugo.
- Light Is Not Good: His Pendulum-Fusion monster, Supreme Dragon Vassal of the Soulless Heavens is a LIGHT monster...and the narration states that it's absolutely menacing. Serenity also notes that his affinity is of Light.
- Nice Hat: His ringmaster outfit comes with a top hat and a card with an ouroboros tucked in the ribbon.
- Not Quite Dead: Ray didn't kill him completely. How it happened is one of the biggest mysteries of the story.
- Repulsive Ringmaster: His outfit for the school festival and he fits this well considering how he's converted Yuya, Yuto and Yugo into his little playthings.
- Villain Has a Point: He's not wrong in stating that Yusho made a very stupid error on leaving his son without explaining just what he was doing.
Son of Yusho Sakaki and founder of Pendulum Summoning.
- Body Motifs: The mouth: he's almost always shown smiling, Zarc adds make-up that makes it look like it's been stitched shut, and his Dragon Vassal is known as the Dragon Vassal of Silent Flames (depicted as the monster placing a finger over his lips).
- Circus of Fear: His deck in his tag-team duel against Yuzu and Yusho is called "Nightmare Mirror" which contain circus themed versions of important people in his life (Shuzo, Yoko, Yusho, himself) or animals (En and Core). Its Field Spell is Nightmare Mirror Circus, a black and white striped tent. Fittingly, this was shown in the Carnival of Souls Action Field.
- Guyliner: His circus ringmaster outfit has him wear black kohl around his eyes.
- Laughing Mad: It's as if he obtained Yuri's penchant for doing this.
- Mismatched Eyes: After being brainwashed by Zarc, his left eye becomes green to match his Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon.
- More Than Mind Control: Zarc's control over him is based on Yuya's love for his biological father, but now twisted by making him believe Zarc is his true father.
- Mythology Gag: Someone's eye turns green after being in contact with a matching green stone? Are we talking about Yuya Sakaki or Dartz?
- Playing with Fire: He can summon balls of fire and a constant stream of flames as shown in his tag-team duel and the Dragon Vassal card that represents him is Dragon Vassal of Silent Flames. Fittingly, Serenity states that his affinity is that of Fire.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over:
- His ringmaster outfit is red and black, and he's been brainwashed by Zarc to be his exact opposite.
- His dragon, Nightmare Mirror Pendulum Dragon, is mostly black with red crystal spikes on its body and a large red gem on its chest. It's a DARK type and ready to roast Yvonne and Yuso's monsters to a crisp.
- Repulsive Ringmaster: His outfit for the school festival, especially since he's supposed to be "dressed" like Yusho.
- Rule of Symbolism: His puppeteer ringmaster outfit is just riddled with this as Zarc states to Yusho that Yuya wanted to dress up like his former father. The puppet strings and crossbar represents either how Yuya is nothing more than Zarc's puppet or how Yusho was Reiji's puppet. He has black make-up to resemble stitches over his lips, which represents Yusho's mistake on not telling his farewells to Yuya on the day he left to the Xyz Dimension and stitches around his neck to represent how Yuya has lost his head.
- Slasher Smile: Unleashes one of these at the thought of killing Yusho, which is amplified by how he has make-up that looks like his mouth has been sewn shut.
- Stepford Smiler: When he's introduced to Yusho and Yuzu, he's got a large smile on his face even as he states things like "You're Not My Father" to the former.
- Visual Pun: Yuya has markings of black stitches over his lips — his lips are sealed.
- You're Not My Father: States this to Yusho as a sign that he's been completely brainwashed by Zarc.
- Your Makeup Is Running: When dressed in his ringleader outfit, he has black lines falling down his face like tears.
Yuya's counterpart from the Xyz Dimension.
- Ascended Extra: Essentially got shafted after his soul bonds with Yuya in the animenote , but gains a more prominent role in the story and duels Serenity in 13th Show.
- Body Motifs: Eyes. His special ability has him cover someone's eyes and his Dragon Vassal is Dragon Vassal of Blind Storms. He also mentions that he only sees dueling as a tool rather than for fun.
- Casting a Shadow: His DARK Phantom Knights monsters and his Spectral Wing Synchro Dragon.
- Dragon Knight: His outfit for the school festival is knight armor modeled after Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.
- Irony: What glyph is he represented with? A heron, a large bird. Which of Ray's counterparts is he associated with? Ruri, En-Birds.
- Making a Splash: The Dragon Vassal that represents him is the WATER Dragon Vassal of Blind Storms. Serenity also notes that his affinity is that of Water.
- Mind Rape: One of his abilities is to transplant memories from one person to another. He gives one to Sora in 14th Show so Sora knows the extent of what Yuto has gone through.
- Shock and Awe: Has electric powers, shown when he shocks an already having stabbed himself multiple times to death Sora in 14th Show.
- Would Hit a Girl: Slaps Serenity across the face at the end of 13th Show. Serenity is unphazed by it, though.
Yuya's counterpart from the Synchro Dimension.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Brendan tries to end the duel early by brainwashing Clear Wing Synchro Dragon and by attacking directly but fails. Yugo does the same thing, brainwashing Shiranui Skillsaga Supremacy, and it works out successfully for him.
- Body Motifs: Ears. He refuses to listen to reason — which is what caused him, Yuto and Yuya to die — and his Dragon Vassal counterpart is Dragon Vassal of Deaf Wind.
- Blow You Away: Aside from his monsters being WIND attribute, the Dragon Vassal monster representing him is Dragon Vassal of Deaf Wind. And it's noted that his affinity is that of Wind.
- Cool Mask: His harlequin outfit has him wear a white mask with three black diamonds.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: His duel with Brendan reveals his new Xyz monster, Black Mirror Xyz Dragon, which he uses to great effect.
- It's All My Fault: Blames himself for causing him, Yuto and Yuya to end up dead since he ended up attacking Yuto (then again he wasn't himself at the time).
- Monster Clown: His outfit during the school festival is a black and white harlequin outfit.
- Unstoppable Rage: Becomes furious when Brendan uses Zombie Necronize to brainwash Clear Wing Synchro Dragon.
Hailing from the Fusion Dimension, this is the opposing force ruled under the thumb of Professor Leo Akaba.
- The Atoner: Due to Yvonne's hypnosis, he apologizes to Rin and Ruri for kidnapping them and tries to make amends. Neither girl are buying it.
- Body Motif: The heart. His Dragon Vassal is the of the Heartless Earth (who places his hands over the heart), Yugo stabs one of his feathers into his heart and he's constantly confused on the concept of love and positive emotions.
- Flower Motif: Zarc's new outfit for him has his outfit decorated with hyacinths; hyacinths represent Spring and rebirth and their bulbs are known to be poisonous. The former represents how he is 'reborn' under Zarc's manipulations and the latter reflect his Predaplant monsters.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: After weakened by the poison on May's umbrella, Yvonne hypnotizes him to make him think that what he's done under Professor Akaba's thumb were absolutely abominable.
- Mind Rape: Yuto "transplanting" memories into his head causes him to scream in terror and beg for someone to save him. Considering this is Yuri we're talking about...
- My God, What Have I Done?: Due to the hypnotism above, he realizes that what he did to Rin and Ruri was disgusting.
- What Is This Feeling?: Is utterly confused at people acting nice to him — he doesn't even know what a hug is when Saki gives him one. This also means that he is in utter pain when Yuto and Yugo flood him with happy memories of being Zarc's son and Zarc's "feelings" of love flowing through his veins.
A mole who was supposed to infiltrate You Show Duel School before showing his true colors. Then he encountered Grand Lorde Guignol....
- Color Motif: Purple; aside from using Fusion monsters (which have purple borders), he gains the ability to use puppet strings which are also this color.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end by Yvonne — he summons his best Fusion monster against her but in the end, it ends with him not able to destroy a single monster from her nor reduce her lifepoints at all while Yvonne completely destroys him.
- Easily Forgiven: Subverted; Yvonne states that just because she made him a puppet does not necessarily mean that he's off the hook... as proven when as she mercilessly stomps on his head with a boot before telling him to stab himself in the stomach to prove that he's done wrong.
- Everyone Has Standards: When Yvonne makes the analogy that Academia is like Hitler and the concentration camps, Sora snaps and tells her that Academia are not that monstrous. He is also disgusted upon seeing how Yvonne is willing to commit murder compared to Academia just wanting to card people.
- Fatal Flaw: His pride; he couldn't stand the idea of losing to an Xyz Duelist (Shun) and this mindset was what caused Zarc to gather his sons earlier than expected. Had he just stayed in the hospital bed and not chase after Yuto, none of the tragedy would have happened.
- This also causes him to challenge Yvonne as he assumed that she too was an Xyz Duelist. This ends up badly for him when he learns that she's a Fusion duelist like him and a better one to boot.
- Freak Out!: Is screaming and apologizing to an angel statue during his duel with Yvonne as he's being swamped with visions of blood covered people and an image of Yuzu crying bloody tears screaming why he betrayed them.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: Yvonne does this to him after their duel, converting the Sociopathic Soldier to a cheery little-brother puppet.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his utterly sadist and apathetic attitude in regards to how he treated Yuya and Yuzu, it's revealed that he has some guilt for utterly betraying the two people that he considered his closest friends.
- Knife Nut: Like Yvonne, his weapons for the school festival are a pair of knives.
- Laughing Mad: Begins laughing like a loon when Yvonne forces him to repeatedly stab himself in the stomach in 14th Show.
- Little Bit Beastly: Once Yvonne fully repurposes him into a puppet, he gains black cat paws, ears and a white tail.
- Madness Mantra: When Yvonne has to restrain him from going after Yuri — who is being given "affection" by Yuto and Yugo — Sora starts talking like a malfunctioning robot about having to protect Yuri.
- Mind Rape:
- The effects of the "Gone Mad" Action Spell has him see bloodied people crawling on his legs and a crying Yuzu asking why he betrayed them all while he undergoes a Freak Out!...and Yvonne is munching on seaweed covered rice crackers as if she's watching a movie.
- 13 chapters later, Yuto does this so Sora knows just how much suffering Yuto went through. He ends up crying and begging for the pain to stop.
- Monster Clown: His outfit for the school is him dressed as Cahin.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Sora learning that it was his fault that Zarc was able to obtain Yuya, Yugo and Yuto in the first place (See Unwitting Instigator of Doom) is what makes him realized that he fucked up BADLY.
- Starter Villain: The first opponent to be dueled in the story.
- Sweet Tooth: Still loves his sweets as he happily scarfs down pancakes, ice cream and anything sugary.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As Yuya notes, if Sora didn't race off to Central Park after Yuto in a futile attempt to rematch Shun, it wouldn't have ended with Yuya learning the truth about the four dimensions, Yugo arriving and then Yuzu killing all three of them, making it easy for Zarc to resurrect and then brainwash them for his own purposes. Sora is absolutely horrified at the damage he caused.
- The Worf Effect: Sora is a top-level Academia student skilled with Fusion. He's utterly trounced by Guignol to show that she, and Carroll City, mean business.
Yuzu's counterpart from the Fusion Dimension, who wishes to prove that she belongs on the front lines instead of being held back like a princess.
- Break the Badass: A powerful Fusion duelist traumatized from the murder caused by May and being defeated in their duel, and stands in horror when Ayu gets her throat slashed by an Obelisk Force soldier.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: At least when Sora dueled Yvonne, he had an attempt to attack. May utterly defeats her before Celina can even command Lunalight Cat Dancer to battle.
- Heroic BSoD: Is suffering through one in the ninth chapter, after seeing Ayu killed off.
- Identical Stranger: Looks similar enough to Yuzu that it causes Ayu to chase after her. It ends badly on Ayu's part.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She's the reason why Ayu became a Dark Signer, being unable to stop an Obelisk Force soldier from slitting the poor girl's throat by just standing there.
- Accidental Innuendo: In-Universe. He tells Yvonne that he has to "come with us" (go with Obelisk Force for her crimes on murdering Academia students) but Yvonne replies that she's not dressed for love-making nor has she kissed a girl (before stating that she's kissed plenty), causing Edo to turn red in embarrassment.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the anime, he appears in the beginning of the 3rd Season whereas he makes his first appearance in the middle of the first in this fanfic.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After being defeated by Max, and just before being carded, he's begging for Max to spare him. Considering that Edo just insulted Max's uses of Toon Monsters earlier, it doesn't work.
- Break the Haughty: Losing to Max makes him lose any sense of the proud commander he is and he is begging to not be carded.
- Casting a Shadow: His Destiny Hero monsters are DARK attribute.
- Fatal Flaw:
- His tunnel-vision in regards to Yusho. He believed Yvonne's words on him being at the duel stadium (when he was at the gardens) which lead him to Max and his subsequent carding.
- His pride: if he just admitted that he liked the idea of dueling for fun against Max instead of chewing Max that dueling for fun is stupid, that Toon monsters are garbage and revealing the torn Smile World card he received from Yusho, he probably would've survived instead of being carded.
- Irony: He proclaims that he's helping to create a utopia — his strongest monster is Destiny Hero Dystopia.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: He thoroughly believes that dueling is used as a tool, and not for fun even though the narration states that he was secretly enjoying being in an Action Duel against Max.
- Super Gullible: He believed Yvonne of all people. This is after he learns how much she changed Sora.
- The Worf Effect: He gets it even worse than Sora, being beaten by a boy who physically looks around seven. And this is after Max proclaimed that he wasn't using Action Cards!
- Break the Badass: The torture he's gone through has made him become a screaming wreck, begging for the pain to stop.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He's been tortured with electric shocks while all of the school festival is going on.
- The Worf Effect: From what little of the duel we see him versus Brendan, he had Cyber End Dragon and three Cyber Dragons out. Brendan flips this around with Shiranui Sunsaga and defeats him.
Yuya's father, founder of You Show Duel School, pioneer of Action Duels in the Standard Dimension. What more can be said?
Three years prior to the start of the series, he left the Standard Dimension in order to talk to Professor Akaba to stand down on his plans to unite the dimensions. However, a glitch in the machine somehow landed him in Carroll City first and his dueling influenced YMD to create a Duel School/Brigade to help fight off Academia.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Was a Nice Guy through and through and had no hard feelings when he lost to Yuri. He's shown to be stressed out and more emotional in regards to Academia, Zarc and Yuya.
- Adaptational Badass: Was considered the best duelist in Standard but the story ramps it up with giving him two things: Pendulum and Xyz Monsters!
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Barring flashbacks, Yusho isn't shown in the flesh until Season 3. In this story, he shows up around mid-Season 1.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Slaps Yuya across the face in order to get the boy to his senses. It does nothing.
- Ascended Extra: For all of the lore and talk about him, he's essentially an extra character and doesn't make his true first appearance until the 3rd season. He gets a bigger role in the story as the end of 14.5th Show implies that he's going to become the Dark Signer of the Condor.
- Break the Badass: The first time he sees Yuya in three years and he's learned that Zarc has messed his son up very badly, not to mention that he had to see a little girl be killed by knives to save him.
- Broken Pedestal: His reputation of leaving his son for Reiji's crusade has made people remind him on how he left without never saying goodbye.
- Combat Pragmatist: He distracts Zarc through the use of flash paper to get an Action Card.
- Cooldown Hug: Attempts to do this to Yuya in an "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight. It works as Yuya starts sobbing...and then the sobs turns into laughter as Yuya is ready to kill Yusho with a knife to the back.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Yusho explains to Serenity that he didn't want to tell his family about leaving them because he was concerned if Academia would go after Yuya and Yoko while he was gone. But even then, it seems like a lame excuse seeing as he never bothered to ask Reiji to tell them about his whereabouts.
- Deadpan Snarker: When teamed with Yvonne in their duel against Yuya and Zarc, he becomes much more snarky in his remarks.
- Did Not Think This Through: For all of the good that he's done as a loving father to Yuya, he never considered telling Yuya that he had to leave for something as serious as "stopping Professor Akaba from enacting chaos". Yvonne, Serenity and even Zarc point out that this was incredibly stupid on his part.
- Famed In-Story: Known as a pioneer in Action Duels in Maiami City, in Carroll City he's the one who inspired to create its very own Duel School.
- Get It Over With: During their tag-team duel against Yuya and Zarc, Yusho tells Yvonne to stop fooling around and "Do it. Now." Given what happens at the end, it probably had something to do with Yvonne killing him so he can become the Dark Signer of the Condor.
- Handicapped Badass: Has a bad leg thanks to his encounter with Edo and has to walk around with a cane; that does not diminish his dueling skills or his fighting skills as Yuya and Zarc learn.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Since he came from the Standard Dimension, which was mostly focused on plain old Tribute Summoning, most people would just think that him summoning Performapal Sky Magician would be the best he could do. Then he reveals that he knows Xyz Summoning that pushes Zarc into a corner.
- Innocently Insensitive: The whole "not telling Yuya that I'm off to stop Professor Akaba" was mostly to protect Yuya from being hurt; what it did instead was internally hurt Yuya since he had no idea what Yusho left in the first place.
- Laughing Mad: Unleashes this after he was killed by Yvonne and realizing just what he's gotten himself into.Yusho: I'm ready, Yvonne...I'm ready...I'm ready to join in on the fun! A new purpose awaits me! (cue laugh)
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
- Yusho is usually calm, nice and well mannered. This entire situation — starting with him meeting with Yvonne up to him reuniting with his son and up to him seeing Yvonne tell Sora to repeatedly stab himself in the stomach — is testing his limits.
- Him breaking down into mad laughter after Yvonne killed him at the end of 14.5th Show is what sets off signs that things are going to Hell.
- Parents as People: He's a loving father to Yuya, that we know for sure, but his own reasoning to keep his son in the dark about going to stop Professor Akaba made it present himself as a coward and ended up causing more trouble than it was worth since it prevented him from learning how hurt Yuya was by this mistake until he reunites with Yuya.
- Poor Communication Kills: Seriously Yusho, you went off to do a good deed, but couldn't you at least give a message to your wife and son before you did?
- Rage Breaking Point: Yusho snaps at Mieru when she tells him that he should just try talking to Academia's generals, stating that for all that he's done, making Academia students change their minds isn't easy.
- Replacement Goldfish: A subtle one but just as Zarc has destroyed El Shaddoll Construct, Yvonne briefly sees her brother in him. This makes her having to kill him that much harder.
- Small Role, Big Impact: The Mors Tua stories have him like this: him landing in Carroll City influenced the creation of the first ever Duel School.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him practically abandoning Yuya for Reiji's crusade was just enough of an influence for Zarc to brainwash Yuya onto his side. Best dad ever.
- Walking Spoiler: Yusho's major role prior to 14.5th Show is essentially him learning of the chaos that is about to unfold. His role after that...
- Weapon of Choice: When in a sword fight against Zarc he uses his cane.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets called out by lots of people for his actions: from Rurinote to Serenity and Yvonnenote .