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This page lists the characters from the Synchro Dimension, most notably from the City.

Beware of major spoilers, Late Arrival Spoilers and Walking Spoilers!

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    City (General) 

At the heart of the Synchro Dimension lies a classist metropolis called City, consisting of the wealthy Tops and poor Commons, ruled by the Executive Council, and patrolled by Security. Tops continously look down on the Commons, despite making up only 1% of the entire population and the only way to rise up in class is to duel your way to the top. This setting is based on the third Yu-Gi-Oh! series with fan favorites Jack Atlas and Crow Hogan making a return to the series. However, they are alternate counterparts to their originals, done most likely to avoid confusion.

Tropes associated with the City in general:

  • Alternate Universe: To Neo-Domino City. Jack and Crow especially are notable differences since they don't know each other, aren't Signers, and have different Ace Monsters. The main character, Yusei, has yet to make an appearance, if ever.
  • The Cameo: Jack and Crow aside, there are alternate versions of several 5D's characters who make some cameo appearances.
    • Kurumizawa in episode 57.
    • Mukuro Enjou in episode 58 and 90.
    • The hippy couple in episode 63.
    • Divine in episode 65.
    • Garome in episode 67.
    • Dobocle in episode 76.
    • Yeager and Tenpei in episode 98. Yeager's face is even printed on money, as seen in episode 58 and 61.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Yugo and Rin wear prominently white outfits, the color of Synchro monsters. White Taki of the Executive Council and Jack Atlas also wear white.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: In this city, the weak are crushed, and no one sees a problem with the losers of the Friendship Cup being sent to the trash facility, not Jack, or even Melissa Claire.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Episode 90. Thanks to the Lancers, particularly Kurosaki, the underground facility inmates take advantage of the chaos, rebelling their way out of the facility.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As horrible as the City is, even they are disgusted and creeped out by Sergey.
  • Heel–Face Turn: With the exception of Roget, everyone does this or at least comes to the Lancers' way of thinking.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • The Commons grab it hard in episode 80 when they are led by Roget and a still salty Shinji to believe that Yuya was actually in cahoots with the Tops. Particularly jarring is how easily Crow and Sam are swayed into thinking that Yuya is a traitor despite having actually spent time with him. Those two get over with it quickly unlike others.
    • They grab it again in episode 95, completely ignoring Yuzu's message in favor of continuing their revolution, refusing to join up with the Tops at any circumstances. Even with Crow begging them to stop and unite with the Tops, they brand him a traitor and prepare to duel him.
  • Jerkass: Pretty much all of Tops. Turns out most of the Commons are the same.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As a result of Yuya and Jack's final duel, Tops are now forced to live peacefully with the Commons they oppressed. This goes both ways as Commons have to try and get along with the Tops that ended up oppressing them, without resorting to violence.
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: As a whole, the City is this to Academia. While this is a place where losers are crushed and nearly the entire population is bloodthirsty and apathetic, the City does not invade other Dimensions or even have the desire to; and while the population is bloodthirsty, they are not as a whole sadistic. Academia instead committed genocide against an entire dimension and openly enjoyed every minute of it while looking down on them. This is furthered when its shown that the Fusion Dimension's culture is twisted just like the City's was.
  • Made a Slave: The fate of anyone that loses the Friendship Cup. In the style of Crash Town, the losers are sent to an underground facility where they are forced to work there for the rest of their lives.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Academia is this to them (except the Council and Roget). As a result, even characters who have been told about the inter dimensional war don't believe it and make different conclusions about the main characters. And even when they invade the City, the Obelisk Force don't interact with the citizens other than Yugo, Security and Sergey. While Crow is the only other Common who knows that they are a threat, the rest of the City believe the Obelisk Force are a performance group.
  • Rich Bastard: Pretty much all of Tops.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: So far, most Tops members dress fairly classy, with the men usually wearing three-piece suits and the women wearing beautiful dresses.
  • Social Darwinist: City's culture is extremely competitive, with winners rising to gain a fortune in the Tops and losers mocked and even Made a Slave. Later abolished by the City Council in Episode 98.



See Yuya's counterparts for more information.


See Yuzu's counterparts for more information.

    Crow Hogan 

Crow Hogan

See The Lancers for more information.

    Shinji Weber 

Shinji Weber

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (JP), Graham Halstead (EN)

Shinji Weber is a resident of Commons and he is a friend of Crow Hogan. Shinji hates Tops and speaks of Resistance. He uses a Bee Force/Battlewasp Deck.

Tropes associated with Shinji:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Dub Shinji is a lot less antagonistic and jerky in his duel with Yuya, and is more apologetic about it.
  • And This Is for...: During his duel with Yuya, he invokes this by rattling off a list of grievances the Commons have against the Tops each time he inflicts damage to Yuya. Among other things, said list includes being homeless, not having enough food to eat, and being indentured by the Tops. Subverted in that Yuya is not actually responsible for any of those things, Shinji's rampage acting more as a showcase of power than actual revenge.
  • Animal Motifs: Purposefully invoked with his Bee Force monsters; he continuously draws parallels between the Commons citizens and his bees. His Bee Force monsters (and bees in general) are weak individually, but they are numerous, and can unite their power to do amazing things, which he uses to try and convince the Commons to begin a revolution against the Tops. Whether he realizes it or not, this also makes Shinji the queen bee to the Commons, rallying them to his side and commanding them to strike back.
  • Badass Biker: He's a D-Wheeler as well and he performs some pretty stunts.
  • Bee Afraid: His Bee Force are all bees.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Bee Force are all Insect-type.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Yuya and the others alongside Crow.
  • Blow You Away: The Bee Force are WIND monsters.
  • Defeat By Irony: After all his talk of wasting resources, he's defeated because he increased the ATK of Hama so high that the effect of Enlightenment Paladin takes him out in one shot.
  • Determinator: Because no one stands in his way, in the name of "revolution".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Shinji's deck, speech during his duel, and motivations may remind some of Vladimir Lenin and the original ideals of the communist party of Russia.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first thing we see Shinji do is rather coldly telling Yuya and company to leave Crow's house as they're putting the kids in danger because Security is after them. This shows Shinji's lack of sympathy to people other than his friends as shown in his duels against Tsukikage and Yuya. But at the same time, this shows he does truly have good intentions as shown in him truly believing a revolution is the only way to set the City straight.
  • Expy: Shinji is technically a cool-headed Darker and Edgier version of pre-Dark Signer Kiryu for having signature Arc Words (despite being different), being a firm believer of friendship and initially acting like a Nice Guy towards Yuya before antagonizing him during their duel. Bonus points for mistakenly accusing Yuya of selling him out and swearing revenge on him for that.
  • Foil: Philosophy-wise, he's this to Yuya for believing in weak cards and their desire to change the society. While Yuya is pacifist who wants to remake the City into a joy-filled place and believes that not all cards are worthless, Shinji on other hand is a revolutionary who wants to punish and replace the Tops with the Commons and believes that weak cards can unite and evolve into a stronger force.
  • Friend to All Children: Brings Crow's kids candy and sweets. Reira right out refuses to duel him because Shinji was nice to him too.
  • Hidden Depths: His hatred and rage towards the Tops was shocking to see when at first, he seemed to be a laidback and calm guy. It was lampshaded by Yuya, who was shocked at this side of Shinji.
  • Hypocrite: For all of his "revolution" speeches and saying that the weak can combine into a stronger force, Shinji is not above mocking Yuya for using Tuning Magician.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He sees the Commons rising above the Tops as the only way to change the system and he doesn't care who he has to step on to do it. He even apologizes to Yuya in episode 78 when he states he'll use his victory against Yuya to stir up the Commons.
  • Insane Troll Logic: His accusations that Yuya is in cahoots with Roget and that his duel with Yuya was rigged, after seeing Roget come out to congratulate Yuya. While his first accusation could be probable from his perspective due to not knowing things that the audience does, his second accusation, if true, also makes him complicit in said duel being rigged, as Roget points out.
  • Ironic Echo: His "The City is one" line instead of meaning that both the Commons and Tops are the same like how Melissa uses, it instead states that the Commons are one group and have the power to overthrow the Tops.
  • Jerkass Ball: Against Tsukikage, Yuya, and later, Crow. He gets better after Kurosaki intervenes in his fight against Crow, even going as far as cheering on Yuya at the end of his duel against Jack.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Him telling Yuya to duel him, when Yuya is worried sick about Yuzu is a pretty messed up thing to do, but he does have a point. In the City, they don't care about losers and they can't do anything about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Shinji is a genuinely Nice Guy with noble intentions and he utterly dotes on the kids, but he isn't above scapegoating his opponents and his jerkishness inflates during the Friendship Cup with every episode to the point that he took advantage of Yuzu's loss as fuel for his own message and acts like a massive Sore Loser after Yuya defeats him. Fortunately, the Lancers manage to get him back to his senses in Episode 98.
  • Karma Houdini: Neither him nor his friends are punished for all the mayhem caused by their revolution or their attempts to wipe out the Tops. He does try to make amends with both Yuya and Crow, at least.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Turns on Tsukikage and insults his clan and brother, which is a serious offense in Japanese culture.
    • He even tells Yuya that Tuning Magician is a worthless card. Yuya responds by summoning Enlightenment Paladin to finish him off. He then takes his loss badly, accusing Yuya of being a "traitor" and "rigging" their duel.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: His chin is prominent.
  • La Résistance: His comments in Episode 63 show that he wants to take down Tops. This is represented by his Bee Force Deck. In Episode 68, he manages to inspire anyone in the audience (The Commons) who resent those who belong in the Tops to rise against them. His efforts result in violent riots spreading all over the City in Episode 92.
  • Large Ham: Reveals this side during his duels in the Friendship Cup, riling up the passion of the Commons to revolt against the oppressive Tops.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His whole La Résistance shtick largely works because of his Magnetic Hero traits; all he pretty much does is insult the Tops and try and get the Commons to revolt, which isn't the best way to go about things since even if they had rioted, Security could have handled it, according to Roget. However, the Commons later prove to be much more of a threat than Roget calculated...
  • Made a Slave: Just like the other losers in the Friendship Cup, he gets sent to the Underground Labor Facility.
  • Magnetic Hero: He has shown a strong ability to gain allies in episode 68 when he got all the Commons in the Duel Palace on his side with a few words.
  • Meaningful Name: Shinji Weber may be named after Max Weber, a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist whose ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social research, reflecting Shinji's character as someone who wants to change the social system of the City.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Shinji Weber is a combination of a Japanese name and a German name. Although, Weber is pronounced in the English way.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Showing genuine kindness towards Reira and the other kids as stated above.
    • He also shows up to cheer on Yuya alongside Crow after Kurosaki intervenes their would-be duel.
  • Power of Friendship: Shinji says that this is a Common's true power, the ability to have other Commons come to their help.
  • Power Of Hate: At the same time, his hatred for the Tops is what motivates him to fight.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Crow's red, being far more calm and logical about situations. Episode 68 and on-wards inverts this: Crow is more passive in his resistance against the Tops, refusing to be a tool for their entertainment but he's forced to it; Shinji right out calls for the Commons to rise against the Tops.
  • Revenge: Vows to get his revenge on Yuya for beating him before being sent to the Underground by Roget. He drops it later.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Wants Tops overthrown in violent revolution.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!:
    • This is Shinji's reaction to Yuya's Warrior Therapist speech by saying that he and Commons will regain their smiles by dethroning the Tops.
    • And in Episode 95, he tells Crow to save his pleas until he finally sees the "revolution" he wanted by any means necessary.
  • Sore Loser: He did not take losing to Yuya very well. He even went as far to say that the match was rigged to allow Yuya to win. Roget calls him out for this, stating that he's only saying this because he can't accept the reality that he lost fair and square and gets sent Underground for his trouble.
  • Sticky Fingers: Benevolent example. The kids imply he has stolen snacks and foods for them before.
  • Theme Naming: To emphasise the fact that bees sting, all of Shinji's Bee Force monsters are named after various types of piercing objects such as pins, darts, arrows and so on.
  • True Companions: He considers his friends this, and is upset when Tony loses.
  • The Unfettered: Shinji will stop at nothing until his "revolution" comes true, even if it means he has to deal with anyone who gets in his way, including Crow. Subverted when Yuya finally manages to reach him and the rest of the City through his Dueling in Episode 98.
  • With Us or Against Us: Shinji only sees two sides, Tops and Commons. If someone tries to argue against him, he'll see them as a Top's sympathetizer.
    • In Episode 95, when Crow begs Shinji, Tony, and Damon to stop their "revolution" and join forces with the Tops to protect their hometown and the children's future from Academia, they responded by branding him as an enemy.

    Frank, Amanda, and Tanner (Tarren) 

Frank, Amanda, and Tanner (Tarren)

Voiced by: Chihiko Ikki (Frank), Satomi Akesaka (Tanner), Yo Taichi (Amanda)

Frank, Amanda, and Tanner are the three orphans that Crow looks after.

Tropes associated with these kids:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Amanda has dark-tinged skin and curly hair.
  • Badass Adorable: While their dueling skills are unknown, being able to jump down two stories is fairly impressive for them.
  • Big Brother Worship: Towards Crow.
  • Blush Sticker: Tanner has one.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Crow found them alone and starving.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Frank's ace, Colossal Fighter, is a DARK monster.
  • Dub Name Change: Tanner becomes Tarren in the English dub.
  • Epic Fail: Frank tries to summon Colossal Fighter without a Tuner Monster in a duel with Tanner.
  • Expy: Of the orphans Crow watched in 5D's. Their interactions are also quite similar to the You Show Trio.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Amanda's pigtails look like teddy bear ears.
  • Heartwarming Orphans: Their relationship with Crow. Because of them, Crow retained his smile.
  • Le Parkour: They can jump down two stories with no problem.
  • Sweet Tooth: They enjoy the candy Shinji gives them.
  • Totem Pole Trench: They do this to try and watch Crow in the Friendship Cup. It fails, but the guards forget to chase them due to watching the duel.
  • True Companions: Friendship is very important to them, so they refuse to abandon Yuzu when she gets them all surrounded by Security.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: They share this dynamic with the You Show kids.

    Chojiro Tokumatsu 

Chojiro Tokumatsu

Voiced by: Shunsuke Sakuya

Chojiro Tokumatsu is the Boss, the top duelist of the prison the Lancers, along with Crow and Shinji are sent to. He has been so for 10 years.

He plays with a Cardian Deck, which mirrors hanafuda cards in terms of appearance and play style.

Tropes associated with Tokumatsu:

  • 100% Adoration Rating: For the Commons. When he was arrested 10 years ago, they revolted and even with the new Duel Chasers, they could not stop them.
  • Apologetic Attacker: He starts off his duel with Yuzu apologizing a lot, because he doesn't want to lose but knows what will happen if she does.
  • Badass Biker: Riding Duels in the Friendship Cup. He has pulls off some crazy stunts, which is saying a lot considering his age.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: As Enjoy Chojiro, he was focused on enjoying the duel no matter if he was winning or losing and tried to change the class divide with the idea that in a duel everyone is equal. When he dueled the Top duelists, due to their superior cards, he was beaten, booed and mocked. He grew to hate any form of cheering and instead focused on being the top. Thanks to Yuya, this trope becomes subverted.
  • Born Lucky: As Enjoy Chojiro, he was stated to have a lucky draw that allowed to turn the tables at the right time.
  • Cards of Power: While this seems kind of obvious in this franchise, Tokumatsu's Cardian archetype takes it up a notch, being based on hanafuda cards and more specifically the Koi-Koi game, the regular monsters being based on the cards themselves and the Synchro monsters on the game's card suits.
  • Catchphrase: As Enjoy Chojiro, he has "Dueling is life! You only live once! If there are days you win, there are also days you will lose. Do not be ashamed of defeat; do not be proud of victory! All in all, let's enjoy!" Though he often uses just "(Let's) Enjoy!"
  • Character Development: When the audience first sees him, Tokumatsu is portrayed as a serious, no-nonsense character with a troubled past. Once more episodes go by and his original personality shines through, Tokumatsu is essentially as goofy and understanding as Gongenzaka.
  • Character Tic: When he draws due to his Cardian cards, he tends to repeat Koi.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He ended up in prison after cheating. A sympathetic example, in that he did so with good intentions, but was unable to win by playing fair due to the money/power advantage the Tops had.
  • Cool Old Guy: After Taking A Level In Kindness.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a jerk at first, but he's not evil, and the Cardians are DARK monsters.
  • Death or Glory Attack: His Cardians cards work like this. They need the supporting Spell Cards that let them be Special Summoned en mass to set up their very powerful Synchro Monsters. But the Spells force Tokumatsu to draw them from his deck and they have a large payback that if it wasn't for Tokumatsu's luck, would kill him.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He is brought to, or rather back to Yuya's viewpoint.
  • Famed in Story: In the Synchro Dimension, he was a very skilled duelist and was loved by the Commons. Even holding dueling classes for the children, that Crow admits he went to. Even 10 years later, Crow, Shinji, most of the prisoners and people outside of the prison still remember and love him.
  • The Fatalist: As a result of his total defeat to the Top Duelists, he hated relying on chance.
  • Foil: He has a disturbing amount of similarity to Zarc of all people. They were both highly popular entertainers of their dimension who were corrupted by said dimension and became highly bitter and threw away their ideals who were eventually went back to their original selves because of Yuya. Shinji even states his dueling style as Autumn Rain Chojiro is to negate his opponent's cards and wait for them to self-destruct is nearly identical to Supreme King Dragon Zarc's.
  • Flung Clothing: Tosses off his Riding suit to reveal that kimono of his underneath.
  • Friend to All Children: It was shown he was very kind to children and gave them duelling lessons before he was sent to jail. Yuya entrusts Reira in his care when he goes to rescue Yuzu.
  • Graceful Loser: He gave a large smile when he lost to Yuya as he returned to being Enjoy Chojiro. And again when he lost to Yuzu in Episode 69.
  • Gratuitous English: "ENJOOOOY!"
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted; he tries, but his lackies make a better distraction by throwing all the cards he had collected to the guards.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: He takes up this stance whenever he's about to draw a card. He draws his cards with so much force it makes a gust of wind.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Yuya. Tokumatsu is old enough to have taught Crow, but he strongly looks up to Yuya due to Yuya returning him to his old personality.
  • Large Ham: As Enjoy Chojiro.
  • Last-Name Basis: Usually referred by his last name, but his titles include his first name.
  • Luxury Prison Suite: He gets fine food and accommodations due to being the Boss.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: He dresses like an old Japanese samurai with his kimono and theme with his room at the prison.
  • Made a Slave: Like all Friendship Cup losers. Like all of them, he breaks out of the Underground Facility.
  • The Magic Poker Equation: Lives and breathes this trope, with a deck almost entirely dependent on his ability to draw multiple Cardian monsters under conditions that allow him to actually summon them (which, of course, he does). Even in-universe, Enjoy Chojiro's "Miracle Draw" is his claim to fame - to the point where he can get an audience cheering by just drawing a card.
  • Metaphorgotten: Tries to make a few puns to Yuya after breaking out of his room, but doesn't quite manage it. Yuya suggests that he give up.
  • Mr. Exposition: Due to his age, Tokumatsu was able to explain what happens to Yuya when they lose in the Friendship Cup.
  • Nice Guy: After meeting Yuya, he regains his old personality and is kind once again.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: A rather odd example, because he was arrested 10 years ago the Commons rioted and made the Executive Council so desperate, they willingly allowed Roget to join the Security bureau despite knowing that he was from another dimension just because his Real Solid Vision could stop the riots.
  • Only Sane Man: For the entire dimension, he seems to be the only one that finds the idea of a lifetime of forced labor due to losing wrong.
  • Paper Master: His Cardian Deck.
  • Perilous Old Fool: Really badly in episode 95, Sawatari has to stop him from jumping headfirst into the riot to stop it. He gets lucky that Reiji comes in with D/D/D Dawn-Duo King Kali Yuga.
  • Perma-Stubble: Not a lot of shaving in the prison.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After ending up in prison, he stopped smiling. After dueling Yuya, this is no longer the case.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Koikoikoikoi!" Used by his audience when he's about to draw a card.
  • Red Baron: Chojiro of the Autumn Rain, formerly Enjoy Chojiro. He goes with his old nickname again.
  • Running Gag: Him trying to fight Security with his Enjoy Dueling only for Sawatari to stop him while telling the old man it's not time for that yet.
  • Say My Name: Expect a huge crowd shouting his first name.
  • That Man Is Dead: Says this about his old nickname, Enjoy Chojiro.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: In his backstory, when his failed attempt to change the system ended in him getting him jailed for cheating.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: During his duel with Yuya, he returns to being Enjoy Chojiro again.
  • When He Smiles: His smile is nice when he starts again. Everyone likes it when he does.

    Tony Simon & Damon Lopez 

Tony Simon & Damon Lopez

Voiced by: Masaru Hotta (Tony) & Daiki Hamano (Damon)

Tony and Damon are friends of Crow and Shinji. Damon was first seen in the facility alongside them, and Tony was outside trying to break them out. They are captured alongside them, and forced to join the Friendship Cup. Tony runs a Zombie Deck and Damon runs an Alien deck.

Tropes associated with Tony:

Tropes associated with Damon:

  • Alien Invasion: The theme of his deck.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His last name and his skin color suggest he is Hispanic.
  • Anime Hair: He has a purple mohawk and pony-tail hairstyle that ends up resembling a lizard.
  • Badass Biker: He duels Sergey on a D-Wheel only to crash in the end.
  • The Chew Toy: Damon's first Duel in the Friendship Cup is against Sergey Volkov. It ends badly for him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite using the scary Alien archetype, he is a Nice Guy.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Some Alien monsters like Alien Shocktrooper is EARTH.
  • Made a Slave: Like all Friendship Cup losers.
  • Mauve Shirt: He is important only insofar as he's a friend of Crow. He's expendable in every other respect.
  • Nice Guy: He apologizes to Yuya for the way Crow was acting.
  • Pride Before a Fall: In his duel against Sergey, he is noticeably arrogant, saying the duel is easy and that Sergey lost his edge. In the end, he was lying flat on the floor, knocked unconscious and his bike was smoking.
  • Remember the New Guy?: When Yuya and co. meet him inside the facility, it's clear that he and Crow are friends, but how they came to know each other otherwise and how he ended up in prison are never revealed.
  • With Us or Against Us: Shares the same mentality with Shinji when facing Crow in Episode 95.

    Duel Chaser 227 

Duel Chaser 227

Voiced by: Hiroki Goto (JP), Jason Griffith (EN)

A Duel Chaser that works for Security, who is first shown dueling Yugo and losing his job and is demoted to the Commons. Roget later gives him a second chance, and he returns in the Friendship Cup to duel Yuya, but he loses again. He is given a Goyo Fusion Monster by Roget. Like others in Security, he runs a Goyo Deck.

Tropes associated with Duel Chaser 227:

  • Alas, Poor Villain: It isn't fatal, but Yuya is horrified that he put him on a stretcher and caused him to become a slave.
  • Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel bad for the guy when he has the same horrible mindset that all Tops have towards Commons. He doesn't even bother to learn or empathize the Commons plight when he "becomes" one of them, thinking that he "deserves" to be above them.
  • Badass Biker: He is a Duel Chaser with a secure rate of 100% until he loses to Yugo and loses his job.
  • Chess Motifs: He borrows some in his duel with Yuya, such as saying "Checkmate".
  • Clark Kent Outfit: He's extremely fit when shown out of uniform.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He runs a Goyo deck.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being repeatedly humiliated top side and abused one final time when sent Underground by Gallager, the guy takes the opportunity to round up other members of Security who presumably lost their positions due to failure and together, they all attack Gallager during the riot in Episode 90. Needless to say, the guy had it coming.
  • Expy: He's most similar to Tetsu Ushio, being a prideful Duel Chaser that loses to Commons D-Wheeler, Yugo. The major difference is that Ushio learned from his losses and became a better person; this guy doesn't.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He is one for Security, see Knight Templar and No-Nonsense Nemesis.
  • The Faceless: His face is only shown in shadow without his helmet and shades.
    • He's shown without his helmet in the fourth ending, but the top half of his face is cut off by the screen.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When given the opportunity, he leads a crowd of disgraced Security against Gallager and his cronies. Later on, he and his buddies show up to Yuya's duel against Jack and cheer him on.
  • Knight Templar: See Security's entry.
  • Made a Slave: He gets sent there for losing in the Friendship Cup.
  • Mauve Shirt: He isn't named, but he is the Security member with the most personality.
  • Meaningful Name: The character code name 227 is a reference to 227 rules for fully ordained monks in Theravada Buddhism.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: See Security's entry.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: Roget even invokes this, calling him by his old title.
  • Pride Before a Fall: He had a perfect arrest record, before he screwed up on television and got fired, where he was demoted to Commons and arrested. Happens again when he thinks that he's invincible after incorporating Fusion into his deck and tries dueling Yuya in the tournament; he loses again and becomes a slave for life.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's a member of Security, but most of his antagonism is just doing his job. And while everyone else has no problem with what happens to the Friendship Cup losers, he just tells Yuya he should duel in the unjust tournament anyway.
  • Replacement Flat Character: He is basically Ushio if he had no Character Development. Subverted, he actually does get a bit of Character Development and pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Riches to Rags: Well maybe not Rich, but he was a Tops due to being in Security, but his loss gets him sent to Commons and he never becomes a Tops again.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When Yuya talks about the fate of the Friendship Cup losers, he tells him to either duel or surrender.
  • Tears of Fear: Later he's crying over the fact that he blew his second chance and was sent Underground to live the rest of his life as a slave. He's begging Gallager to be given another chance but that's not happening.
  • Tears of Joy: When his boss gives him a second chance.
  • You Have Failed Me: He gets fired by Roget for losing, but he gets a second chance. He blows that one too.



Voiced by: Asaki Takase

Sam is a young boy employed by Security and the Executive Council, serving as an attendant to Yuya before his duel with Jack. His only known card is Tuning Magician.

Tropes associated with Sam:

  • Broken Pedestal:
    • He was a fan of Jack until he "insulted" Sam's dreams and gave him a weak card, saying it suited him. Though that's what Sam believes; Jack gave him that card because it's the same card Jack himself found as a child that started him on his road to becoming Duel King.
    • In episode 80, Yuya becomes this for him, when he mistakenly believes that Yuya is in cahoots with Roget.
  • Genre Blind: Sam believed that the Tuning Magician that Jack gave to him was an insult since she has 0 ATK and DEF and an effect that damages the controller and heals the opponent. Of course, it's the franchise's tradition to prove that even "trash" card have their purpose, and he later realizes it through Yuya, who knows how to use Tuning Magician properly.
  • Nervous Wreck: He's terrified of everything.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Sees Jack and Yuya as these in the final episodes of the Synchro arc.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's a minor character that convinces Yuya he should take down Jack, and gives him Tuning Magician, which leads to Enlightenment Paladin.

    Sergey Volkov 

Sergey Volkov

Voiced by: Daichi Endou

A mysterious figure that works for Roget, and stands behind him in shadow. Sergey was a prisoner recruited from the Underground, known as the Duelist Crusher. Roget outfitted Sergey with some sort of device that allows a measure of control over the hulking brute. He uses Fusion-Synchro hybrid decks, created by Roget to combine summon tactics of both types.

Tropes assoiciated with Sergey:

  • Ambiguously Evil: It's not fully clear how much control he has over himself, and how much Roget has. Episode 94 makes it even harder to tell.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's a Laughing Mad Combat Sadomasochist. Guy's got a few screws loose.
  • Badass Biker: And the bike brings Bommer's to mind. He is not afraid of crashing into his opponent.
  • Blood Knight: A Combat Sadomasochist who enjoys dueling with interesting opponents.
  • Body Horror: In episode 89, Sergey's duel disk for non-riding duels comes out of his arm. In episode 95, he gets the skin covering the left side of his face torn off, as well as his left arm AND the entire lower half of body amputed after his fall. Thank god he's also a cyborg, otherwise it'd be an even bigger mess.
  • Boxed Crook: He was in the recycling center until Gallager sent him to Roget.
  • Brainwashed: He was also crazy, but Roget did something.
  • Casting a Shadow: The Thorn Monsters effects appear as shadowy thorns
  • Chess Motifs: He's a Knight for Roget. Later demoted to Rook.
  • Combat Tentacles: How the Thorn Monsters attack.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: He enjoys how his monsters drain his own Life Points. And very much enjoyed sending Yuzu flying into a building.
  • Continuity Nod: Episode 93 has him emulating several Yu-Gi-Oh! villains and their mannerisms.
    • Like Dark Malik, he enjoys torturing his opponents through slow burn tactics.
    • Like Saiou and Vector, he becomes extremely hammy towards his victim, even pulling out the disturbing faces and mad laughter.
    • But the biggest call back involves the good old days of the 5D's era: Summoning and using Earthbound cards (even activating a Field Spell Card that summons purple flames like the Dark Signers) and combining himself with his D-Wheel like Placido and utilizing his mechanical arms to do his bidding.
  • Cool Bike: His D-Wheel is huge, very similar to Bommer's. Episode 93 shows that it can combine with Sergey and transform into a mechanical monstrosity.
  • Cyborg: He was turned into a bio-mechanical dueling machine by Roget. Episode 95 shows us there's little of human left inside his body.
  • Dark Is Evil: His Thorn Monsters are all terrifying and DARK monsters. So are his Earthbound monsters.
  • Death Seeker: Heavily discussed. As he is defeated and knocked off the course, Jack attempts to save him, but Sergey swats away his rescue, content that he was able to experience a beautiful Duel and end. However, things turn a bit uglier than expected in the next episode...
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: The dub removes the scene where the rioting Commons spot him after he falls off the Turbo Duel track, thus implying that he doesn't survive the fall.
  • Disney Death: He manages to survive his fall thanks to his cybernetic implants; however, subverted in that he does get killed in a very painful way right afterwards.
  • The Dragon: Roget's top enforcer and right-hand duelist.
  • The Dreaded: He was a criminal wanted dead or alive, and the Tops are afraid of him.
  • Dumb Muscle: He may be a deadly Duelist, but he only has two mental states: lobotomized and Ax-Crazy. In his confrontation against Barrett, while he gets the defeating part done pretty easily, he just kind of stands there while Barrett drags Serena back to Academia, rendering moot the entire point of the Duel. After he defeats Yuya, Roget has to spell it out for him to capture Yuzu.
  • Dying as Yourself: He breaks free of the brainwashing, and embraces defeat at Jack's hands.
  • Dynamic Entry: In the middle of Yuya's duel with Barrett, Sergey falls through the ceiling, lands with his feet on the floor and yells "IT'S MY TURN!"
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Doesn't know why Jack is not willing to let go of his "soul" (Scarlight) even though he's slowly losing Life Points. Jack shows him why.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Whenever his crazy side comes out, expect no scenery to be left un-chewed. Particularly in the original, where he seems to be engaging in a no-holds-barred hamfest against Jack after going One-Winged Angel.
  • Expy: He shares quite a few similarities with Rudger Goodwin, in terms of appearance and being the right-hand man to Roget, an expy of Rex Goodwin. Emphasized even further when he gets his Earthbound deck, which when paired with his backstory effectively makes him a Dark Signer in all but name.
  • Face Death with Dignity / A Good Way to Die: Exaggerated to hell. After Jack defeats him, he would rather die beautifully than to be saved by Jack. Subverted in that he barely survived the fall, being reduced to a broken mess - but not for too long...
  • Face Framed in Shadow: His silhouette with a glowing red eye was, at first, all that was seen of him.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Notable for being the first character to actually die instead of just being turned into a card. And while his Disney Death in episode 94 may have been gracious in execution, his real demise in next episode - being beaten to death by a bunch of revolting Commons - is much more brutal, if happening entirely off-screen.
  • Foil: To Barrett, both serving as The Dragon or brute to their master, and look similar. While Barrett is a Noble Demon and Affably Evil, Sergey is Ax-Crazy and a Jerkass. Both interrupt their boss's plans, Barrett by letting Serena go to Standard, and Sergey by being Ax-Crazy. The fourth opening notes this; placing them opposite one another.
    • Sergey can also be seen as a foil to Zarc. Both are Ax-Crazy duelist who use multiple summoning methods and love brutalizing their opponents, but while Zarc only became like that by being driven insane by the blood thirsty people of the United World, Sergey was always brutal and Roget tried to tone that down. Also, Zarc had a deep-seeded fear of losing, while Sergey embraced his loss to Jack because to him it was a beautiful duel.
  • Giant Mook: He's enormous.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: His real death in episode 95.
  • Graceful Loser: He is completely satisfied by his beautiful loss to Jack.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: He gets ripped in half and his left arm, amputated, after falling from the course, but manages to survive thanks to his robotic parts.
  • Husky Russkie: He's given a fairly thick Russian accent in the dub to go with his name and huge build.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: A rare male version of this trope. Sergey's torso and legs are ridiculously toned and proportioned in comparison to his waist/midsection.
  • Jerkass: When compared to Barrett.
  • Karmic Death: Sergey meets his end at Jack's hands by being flung off the highway and crashing into the building/streets below. Considering what he did to Yuzu, this is poetic. Subverted in that he managed to survive the fall, only to meet an even darker end at the hands of the rioting Commons.
  • Laughing Mad: Laughs like a maniac at the thought of Yuzu actually thinking that she can win against him and continues laughing as he defeats her. Also, while crawling away after being ripped in pieces in episode 95.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Against Roget's orders for him to capture her, Sergey instead winds up knocking her into a building when he beats her. Needless to say, Roget is far from pleased.
  • Madness Mantra:
    • Screaming out-loud that he's "endured" all manners of pain in order to get what he wants.
    Sergey: "I endured, and endured, and endured...The pain has finally paid off! I endured the pain! I endured it, and endured! And endured! I endured against THE PAIN!!!"
    • And in Episode 94, it's "Beautiful".
  • Man of Kryptonite: Obelisk Force grunts specialize in dealing effect damage. Sergey's monsters get stronger the lower his life points are. Whoops. His Earthbound cards also punish players who Special Summon monsters during their opponent's turn, something Academia decks are infamous for. The included Field Spell also renders Yuya's attack manipulation strategies utterly useless.
  • Meaningful Name: Etymologically, Sergey's full name translates to "Protector of the Wolves." Given his connection to Roget, his name references a Russian chess player of the same name.
  • Mind-Control Device: Like the members of Security, Roget fitted Sergey with such a device, given that Sergey obeys all of Roget's orders without question, even having his vitals monitored at times. However, the control is not absolute and Sergey's penchant for violence tends to disrupt Roget's plans.
  • My Hero, Zero: His Thorn Prisoner monsters have 0 base-ATK and base-DEF. Most of them can negate attacks or reduce battle damage to 0.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: A Rare Male Example. His riding outfit is exposing a lot of chest.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: We don't know what Roget did to him. And nobody knows how he beat Damon, in or out of universe, until you figure it out in four episodes later.
  • Not So Stoic: Before episode 76 and 77 came in, he never showed any kind of emotion before on-screen. At the end of episode 76, we see his big Slasher Smile. In episode 77, he's revealed to be an insane sadomasochist.
  • One-Winged Angel: In episode 93, Sergey becomes a true Dueling Machine by merging with his own bike à la Three Emperors of Ylliaster to raise his speed to the max.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Thorn Monsters are Fiend-type monsters that are shackled onto torture devices by thorns. His Earthbound Monsters, on the other hand, are based on mythological creatures, whose eerie dark bodies have Tron Lines spreading all through them, with his boss monster being inspired by one of the archdemons from Ars Goetia.
  • Punny Name: His ace, Thorn Over Server Van Darli Zuma. Say it out loud: it's pronounced similarly to "vandalism".
  • Red Baron: Duelist Crusher.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His left eye is shown to glow red from time to time. Occasionally, both eyes glow.
  • Robotic Reveal: While previous episodes had already indicated he was no longer fully human, episode 95 confirms his body is already pratically all machine by the point he duels Jack.
  • Rocket Boots: Useful for tackling enemies at high-speeds and making a hasty escape.
  • Sadist: He's obviously a psychopath who is not above brutally beating up pretty girls like Yuzu. Even Kurosaki is horrified by his actions.
  • Shout-Out: He appears to be invoking the Terminator in episode 95.
  • Slasher Smile: Dear god, he pulled off a nice one when being told to defeat Yuzu. Episode 77 cements this trope even further when he does defeat her.
  • Suddenly Shouting: When Roget's control over Sergey starts to slip, Sergey goes from Creepy Monotone to this trope in a heartbeat.
  • Tattooed Crook: He is covered in Criminal Marks. And those marks aren't restricted to merely his face.
  • Torture Technician: The theme of the Thorn Prisoners.
  • Tron Lines: His Earthbound monsters have black bodies with glowing colored lines over their limbs.
  • Villainous BSoD: The software installed in him has a few bugs and he glitches out during his duel with Yuya for a brief moment. During his duel with Jack, they begin to glitch up further.
  • Villainous Rescue: Crashes through the ceiling in Episode 92 and manages to "save" Yuzu from Academia, but not Serena.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't talk until his duel against Yuzu, though Roget seems to understand him anyway. Subverted later in Episode 77.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and enjoys crushing his opponent's with extreme violence.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His monsters all have 0 attack points, but their effects are terrifying.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problems thrashing Yuzu in their duel.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Yuzu was at best 14, and he deeply enjoyed violently shoving her into a building.
    • In Episode 92, he foregoes dueling Tsukikage and Sora to get at Yuzu, in favour of beating them into submission with his cybernetic enhancements.


    Jack Atlas 

Jack Atlas

Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino (JP), Ed Paul (EN).

An alternate version of Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. He was originally a Common, but he won the Friendship Cup and eventually has become the Duel King afterward, climbing up to the Tops and becoming a hero figure for the Commons. He uses a Red deck, which also includes the Resonator archetype.

Tropes associated with Jack:

  • Above Good and Evil: All he cares about is dueling against strong opponents, and is willing to encourage and support Commons who are taking the first step to uplift their own situations, as seen in Sam's case. But overall, Jack is unconcerned about the socio-economic and political conflict between the Tops and the Commons.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Jack has gained a reputation for being arrogant and rude since his victory in the Friendship Cup and his subsequent fame and fortune. Turns out this is the assumed perspective from the majority of Commons; Jack is really a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who's bored with facing "weak" duelists who offer no type of interesting entertainment and was waiting for the one duelist who can do that. Then he meets Yuya...
  • Adaptational Badass: While he was certainly a great duelist in 5D's, it was implied Goodwin set up Jobbers to throw matches against Jack to build up his reputation, with one confirmed instance of such. Here he's legitimately undefeated and deals a One-Turn Kill to Yuya in their first duel. Later he goes on to defeat Sergey, who wields a powerful Synchro/Fusion hybrid deck and goes One-Winged Angel on Jack by merging with his D-Wheel.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In 5D's, he got to New Domino by stealing Yusei's Stardust Dragon and D-Wheel as part of a deal with Yeager and Goodwin. This time around Jack won his way out of Commons by winning the Friendship Cup. His attitude, in general, is also much more mellow, and his lines about weak cards still having value echo things Yusei said.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Downplayed. While the original Jack's iconic outfit didn't have anything revealing, this one wears a black shirt underneath his white trench coat.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike his 5D's counterpart, who was willing to betray his own friends for a better life and was rather condescending prior to the Character Development; this Jack is sterner, but has never betrayed anyone and is incredibly well-meaning in his intentions. If anything, him being seen as a "traitor" by the Commons is a result of an In-Universe Base-Breaking Character.
  • Adaptational Seriousness: In a contrast to his 5D's counterpart, this version is much more brooding and wiser.
  • Badass Biker: He's a D-Wheeler just like the original Jack. And he can pull off the same stunts Yusei did.
  • Badass Longcoat: Just like the original.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe example. After becoming king, the Commons were split in half over their opinion of him. Some think he's a symbol of hope for them to win their way to Tops, such as Yugo, others think the fame changed him and that he's a traitor, such as Crow.
  • Bash Brothers: With Yuya, as of Episode 121.
  • Be Yourself: Wants Yuya to make his own Entertainment Dueling without anyone's influence.
  • Berserk Button:
    • One of the few things that ticks him off is unprofessional and inhuman brutality.
    • Lacking originality in Entertainment Dueling is getting on Jack's nerves too, especially in Episode 96, where Jack tells Yuya that his Entertainment Dueling is nothing more than a cheap rip-off of Yusho's Entertainment Dueling. Yuya shuts him up by summoning Niravana High Paladin in the next episode.
    • Also in the same episode, Jack has no tolerance for someone who interferes in his affairs and is visibly pissed off when Roget sends five Duel Chasers to attack both him and Yuya in their second Duel.
    • As a nod to 5D's, Jack does not approve of being called "King" after losing his title to someone else.
    • And anyone who attempts to commit evil does not deserve chivalry from JACK ATLAS!
    • He gets especially furious when he finds out that the Battle Beast carded Crow.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Just as Roget thinks that he could get away with kidnapping Yuzu and causing chaos throughout the City, Jack and Crow block his exit.
    • When Gongenzaka is about to be carded by BB, Jack bails him out at the last second.
    • With Gongenzaka in Episode 137 as they step in to face Zarc. Subverted however as they are unable to prevent Kaito and Kurosaki from losing.
  • Broken Pedestal: To many of the Commons, especially Sam and Crow.
  • Brutal Honesty: Does not approve of Yuya's (initial) Entertainment Dueling for two reasons: 1) It's conceited, and 2) It's a blatant copy of Yusho's.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns at the end of episode 120 just as Gongenzaka is about to be carded by the Battle Beast.
  • Casting a Shadow: It attacks with fire, but Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend is a DARK monster.
  • Catchphrase:
    • In the original: "There is only one King, and it is me!"
    • In the dub: "Who's the Master of Faster? Who rules the Duels? That's right, it's me!"
  • The Chessmaster: As both a duelist and entertainer. Jack deliberately manipulates the flow of a duel so that, aside from winning within the number of turns he's declared, he can work up the crowd by making things more dramatic.
  • Chick Magnet: Episode 64 showed he has plenty of fangirls, who call him "ATLAS-SAMA".
  • Composite Character: With the character completely absent, he's taken on a few of Yusei's characteristics, particularly in his viewpoint of every card having value, even weak ones. He also acts a lot like Yugi did in GX in giving a young duelist a card of his, Tuning Magician.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Growing up alone in commons, he compares his eyes back then to Reira's.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Jerk with a Heart of Gold trope that the franchise loves for its rival characters. Jack is arrogant and elitist, but deep down is a good person who wants those around him to succeed and better themselves; he just wants to see them do it on their own terms as he did. However, his arrogance and elitism result in him just coming off as a jerk to most people, who don't see past those flaws and understand the true meaning behind his behavior.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: This is how his second Duel against Yuya ends up.
  • Didn't See That Coming: His reaction to Yuya's Nirvana High Paladin.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": When Yuya addresses Jack as "King" while thanking him at the end of their second Duel, he tells Yuya that he's no longer "King" anymore, albeit in a quick comical fashion. Yuya is visibly freaked out.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Jack is not amused at the audience's pleasure in absolute carnage and the outcome of the Yuya VS Crow Duel, calling it "worthless". The same applies to the Kurosaki VS Dennis duel as well.
    • In Episode 96, Jack tells the rebelling Commons who were willing to hurt the defenseless Tops to stand down and is morally disgusted towards Roget for interfering his second Duel against Yuya by attacking them with five Duel Chasers.
  • Famed in Story: Jack is very famous in the Synchro Dimension for being the Duel King and being from the Commons. This contrasts with the Jack from 5D's, whose origin, Satellite, was kept a secret from the public when he was still "King".
  • Final Boss: Of the Friendship Cup, and by extension, for Yuya. When Yuya faces him down in a Final Boss Preview, Yuya gets utterly trampled due in part to his lack of skill and finesse. He is then re-challenged in a last-ditch attempt by Yuya to stop the Commons' violent riots as the final obstacle standing in front of Yuya. Yuya barely manages to succeed, but then Roget makes his own last-ditch play and becomes the Synchro Arc's True Final Boss (for Reiji).
  • Final Boss Preview: Invoked In-Universe. The tradition of the Friendship Cup is for Jack to hold an exhibition match against some hapless schmuck (in this case, Yuya) before the Cup begins, in order to show the competition exactly what the winner will be going up against and, as Yugo describes it, to rub in the Tops' incontrovertible authority.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Jack and Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend initially appear silhouetted at the end of the third opening. Once Jack becomes relevant, he's shown in full, and after his first on-screen duel, Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend is shown as well.
    • Jack's Lonely at the Top status is foreshadowed by his Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend. His dragon's effect to destroy all monsters weaker than it foreshadows how Jack is bored of everyone being weaker than him.
  • Friend to All Children: While the original Jack was already child friendly, this Jack deeply cares for the potential of the younger generation, since he himself was a nobody kid back then.
  • Graceful Loser: He literally welcomes his defeat by Yuya in their second duel. Not only he is satisfied with his loss after the amazing duel, but he also crowns Yuya as the new King with a big speech.
  • Handicapped Badass: Not him, but his ace monster Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, which is a version of Red Dragon Archfiend with broken horns and a right arm wrapped in a cast, but with a monster effect far more useful than that of the original. Word of God says this design choice came from Red Dragon Archfiend losing its fisticuffs battle against Junk Warrior in the final Duel of 5D's.
  • Hero Antagonist: While Jack is far from evil, he stands as an obstacle that Yuya and the Lancers must beat to get their message across to the City.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: As it turns out in Episode 96, the reason why Jack acts like an ass towards Yuya to the point of calling him out for his conceited Entertainment Dueling in their first Duel is that Yuya thinks his talent is all from himself, not understanding that his opponents all pushed him to get this good and he has them to thank for it.
  • Hope Bringer: Episode 79 reveals that the Commons expected him to be this, as Crow can attest. He becomes this again in Episodes 93 & 94, managing to stand up to Sergey and temporarily get the Commons to stop their rioting by reminding them all why he is THE KING.
  • Hot-Blooded: It's JACK ATLAS! Whether he has a Burning Soul or not, his heart burns like hell. He performs a Double Tuning with blazing eyes while mimicking Yusei's Accel Synchro and calling a cameo appearance of the Crimson Dragon. He also managed to short-circuit Sergey's cyborg programming with his sheer hot-bloodedness.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Jack reveals in episode 97 that he was holding back an even stronger version of Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend this entire time.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: When he got his first card, Tuning Magician, he resolved to win his way up to the Tops to return that card to them.
  • Invincible Hero: He never lost a single Duel since his win in the Friendship Cup. After Yuya beats him in their second Duel, this is no longer the case.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Just like the original, Jack is arrogant and haughty, but a good guy underneath it.
  • Kick the Dog: Subverted. His downright brutal comment on Yuya's Entertainment Dueling is actually part of his facade, not because he's an arrogant, cruel, and gleeful Sadist like his pre-Character Development 5D's counterpart.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • In Episodes 93 & 94, he gives Sergey a brutal smackdown with a calm look on his face, to Roget's horror and disgust. This may have something to do with Sergey's attempted killing of Yuzu in Episode 77. Subverted after Sergey breaks free, and he is completely okay with the loss after Jack gives him a warrior's death.
    • Played straight in Episode 96, where he is not happy with Roget interfering his second Duel against Yuya and pulverizes five Duel Chasers with Scarlight in retaliation.
    • Later in Episode 99, when Roget is about to make his escape and give Yuzu to Academia, a pissed-off Jack has Scarlight attack him to release Yuzu. He doesn't show Roget any chivalry by challenging him to a Duel, instead, straight-up attacking him with his ace monster - given Roget's actions and his outright cheating during his Duel against Reiji, it's very clear that he didn't deserve whatever chivalry would have been handed his way.
    • By the time he returns in Episode 120, he personally teams up with Yuya to take down the BB for carding Tsukikage and Crow, attacking Sawatari, and knocking Gongenzaka out cold.
  • King of Games: Or perhaps King Of Riding Duels. He's undefeated, and he's the King, until Yuya dethrones him at the end of their second Duel.
  • Large Ham: It's Jack. No matter which dimension this is, this is an unavoidable truth.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His deck. Red Sprinter, Red Wolf, Red Gardna, Red Resonator, Red Wyvern, Crimson Blader, Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, and Red Dragon Archfiend Tyrant.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Goes all-out against Yuya by summoning Red Dragon Archfiend Tyrant which explains exactly why he's been so bored.
  • Light Is Good: Although his Scarlight is DARK, Jack has a lot of fire, light, and solar imagery.
  • Lonely at the Top: Tokumatsu explains the reason why Jack is so annoyed is that there was no one around to challenge him. Being the Duel King was never his final goal, he just wanted to grow stronger. His attitude changes when Yuya Synchro Summon a Synchro Pendulum Monster and proves to be a challenge.
  • Magnetic Hero: Jack shows some major charisma in episode 94 due to his skill, willpower, and belief in himself. He was even able to get the City from rioting just by his charisma alone.
  • Meaningful Name: In Greek myth, Atlas was the Titan God of endurance and astronomy, forever condemned to stand at the western edge of the Earth (Commons) and hold up the Heavens (Tops) on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace (City riots).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: This almost happens to him in episode 99. When he attempts to halt Roget's escape elevator by having Red Demon's Dragon Scarlight punch it, he ends up overdoing it and accidentally sends Yuzu flying, to his horror. Thankfully, Yuya was there to save Yuzu from falling to her death.
  • Oh, Crap!: Didn't expect Yuya to summon Nirvana High Paladin by using his effect to treat Enlightenment Paladin as a Tuner.
    • And a quick one in Episode 99 where he and Crow almost kill Yuzu by their monsters being too destructive.
  • Older and Wiser: In a way, he's much wiser and perceptive than his 5Ds counterpart. Furthermore, his ace monster, Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, invokes this with its' aged appearance and effect to destroy all monsters on the field with less ATK than itself through selective triggering. Which is quite the contrast to Red Dragon Archfiend's automatic effect to simply break through the opponent's defenses by attacking a defense position monster and then wipe its controller's own field clean of monsters that haven't attacked at every End Phase of their turn.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He is very kind to Reira, and and though Sam didn't understand, he gave him his first card, Tuning Magician, to send him on the same path as him.
    • He also has a very high opinion of Yuzu, saying that she's the most impressive duelist on the first day of the Friendship Cup.
    • His reaction to Yuya's speech against Shinji? More than pleased AND impressed.
    • Prior to his duel against Sergey in Episode 93, he tells Sam that everyone (himself, the latter, and Yuya included) and every card should play their own part because they have a purpose.
    • Despite expressing genuine sadness and disappointment towards Yuya by having Sam chew him out, Jack gives Yuya the opportunity to Duel him again in Episode 95, knowing full well that Yuya is an Entertainment Duelist and not a barbarian like Sergey.
    • Downplayed in Episode 96. When Roget sends five Duel Chasers to attack Jack and Yuya in their second Duel, Jack beats them up with Scarright to protect Yuya because he's in the middle of giving Yuya a Secret Test of Character.
    • Played absolutely straight in Episode 97. After failing to finish off Yuya with Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend, Jack gives him some tips about Dueling and being "King".
    • Continued in Episode 98. After Yuya uses Nirvana High Paladin's Pendulum effect to decrease Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend's ATK, Jack lets out a healthy laugh, and then tells Yuya to finish him off. And the real deal? Jack is not above giving his "King's crown" to Yuya!
  • Playing with Fire: So far all his monsters have fire motifs. Especially Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's always seen with a frowning expression.
  • Put on a Bus: With Gongenzaka and Sawatari, after the Duel against BB.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • At the end of their first Duel, Jack tells Yuya that his Entertainment Dueling is only self-satisfaction before giving him a wake-up call.
    • In Episode 93, he even considers Sergey as one of Roget's pathetic and arrogant lackeys, even though he doesn't know that Roget is using Sergey to dethrone him.
    • Taken up to Break Them by Talking levels against Yuya during their second Duel in Episode 96, telling him that he learned nothing from their first Duel while obsessing with "that card" (Smile World) without realizing his own Entertainment Dueling, then calling him a weakling who clings onto Yusho, and finally tells him that if keeps on copying Yusho's Entertainment Dueling, then he has no right to face Jack. In the next episode, Yuya catches Jack off guard by summoning Nirvana High Paladin, followed by giving him a "No More Holding Back" Speech and Pendulum summoning five monsters at once. Also counts as a subverted Took a Level in Jerkass and Kick the Dog moment, since Jack has no intention of humiliating someone like Yuya either For the Evulz or out of spite.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: To Sam and Crow near the end of the Friendship Cup.
  • Red Is Heroic: Played With, while Jack himself doesn't wear red the majority of his monsters are red, especially Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend.
  • Save the Villain: He saves Sergey from falling off the course once, though Sergey refuses the second time, going out in style.
  • Secret Test of Character: Attempts to give Yuya one of these in their second Duel.
  • Self-Made Man: He was originally a Common, but he climbed up to the Tops and is now the Duel King. Unlike in 5D's, this Jack seems to be really a Self-Made Man.
  • Shoot the Dog: How he ends his first Duel against Yuya.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Calls Sergey a dumbass for throwing away his own soul during their Duel in Episode 94.
  • Sixth Ranger: The third Duelist to become this to the Lancers after Kaito and Edo. Jack even tells Sanders that he is not a Lancer, but an ally.
  • So Proud of You: His reaction when he sees Reira with the courage to fight, and after Yuya beats him with Nirvana High Paladin's Pendulum effect.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His ace monster suffers from this. Its name can be read as either Red Daemon's Dragon Scarright (reflecting its scarred appearance and the bony cast around its right arm) or Red Daemon's Dragon Scarlight (reflecting the scars and how they light up with flames when it uses its effect, also a loose pun on 'Scarlet'). The English card game went with Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend.
  • Spoiler Opening: To anyone even somewhat familiar with Jack Atlas, the fact his appearance in the OP is silhouetted changes nothing.
  • Stealth Mentor:
    • Played with. His "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Yuya makes the latter realize that he's a nobody in the eyes of the City and he can't stay Willfully Weak anymore. This is proven true in Episode 73.
    • Deconstructed with Sam, who he gave a weak low-Level Monster after Sam managed to grab his attention. Said monster is the first card Jack ever had, and finding it inspired Jack to become the King. Since Sam didn't know the emotional background and wasn't able to figure out the deeper meaning, he interprets the gift as an insult.
    • Played straight in Episodes 95 & 96. Copying Yusho or acting like a psychopath doesn't suit Yuya, so Jack teaches Yuya how to Be Himself in secret.
  • Stern Teacher: Puts up a facade, and then treats Yuya like a second-rate amateur for the sole purpose of forcing him to get stronger and learn what it means to become a true Entertainment Duelist.
  • The Stoic: Surprisingly, he barely says a word outside of his duels and his dinner with the Akabas until he has to personally shut down the riots. Later, during his Duel against Sergey, who becomes more and more unhinged, he calmly counters all of his plays. He doesn't even react in surprise and bewilderment at Sergey's One-Winged Angel form, deeming it "boring". Near the end of the Synchro arc, however, it's revealed that Jack's only like this because he's bored at the top of the dueling world. Once Yuya proves himself as a Worthy Opponent, Jack becomes Not So Stoic, showing both shock and thrill in response to Yuya's plays. Even the Supreme King Dragon Zarc doesn't faze him.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Jack considers that actions of Roget and BB's to be this.
  • True Companions: Treats Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend as such, and all but declares it in the dub. Scarlight serves as the centerpiece of his deck, and even when stared down by ever-stronger monsters courtesy of Sergey, Jack refuses to let Scarlight be destroyed.
  • Victory Is Boring: Jack has spent years undefeated as King but he's either always frowning or looks plain bored in the Synchro arc. Chojiro realizes that because Jack doesn't want to be undefeated but wants to continue to grow thus growing bored and frustrated with his easy wins. It's not till Yuya proves to be a Worthy Opponent does Jack lighten up.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Jack is definitely not someone that Yuya can simply beat with his old and conceited entertainer persona.
  • Warrior Therapist: To Yuya in their duels, as he casually overcomes Yuya's attempts to emulate Yusho and forces him to come up with his own style of Entertainment Dueling.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Calls out Yuya for being naive and self-righteous while holding back in their first Duel the whole time.
    • Gives Yuya another one (through Sam) in Episode 95 for being aggressive during his Duel against Crow, not knowing that this was all part of Roget's plan. He gives Yuya another chance by Dueling him though.
    • Berates Yuya again in Episode 96 for copying Yusho's Entertainment Dueling instead of making a very original Entertainment Dueling of his own. However, Yuya has something else in mind.
    • In Episode 145, Jack tells Yuya that he can't save Yuzu and her counterparts if he keeps on acting like an arrogant coward. There's a good reason why Jack said this: Jack wants Yuya to realize that he's different from Zarc and go all-out by summoning the Four Dimension Dragons.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Jack's duelist strategy can be summed up thusly: "summon Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend as fast as possible, pummel opponent with it using Spell and Trap support to protect it as needed." He further implies with his duel with Yuya that this strategy has worked for years to keep his crown as King. However, Scarlight's effect is so good coupled with its high ATK, that Jack doesn't really need much else but it to win against most opponents.
  • When He Smiles:
    • Jack gives a small but warm smile after seeing Yuya properly using Tuning Magician to Synchro Summon Enlightenment Paladin and telling Shinji the same thing Yusei said to Himuro back in 5D's.
    • Lets out one of these again in Episode 96 after Reira beats up the Security.
    • Jack actually lets out a genuine and happy laugh at the prospect of his own defeat against Yuya and smiles with pride as Yuya deals the finishing blow, content that Yuya has finally started to make a name for himself.
  • World's Strongest Man: He's considered the best duelist of the City. After taking down even Sergey, he reinforces this.
  • Worthy Opponent: In episode 97 he finally sees Yuya as this when he summons the first Synchro Pendulum monster, Nirvana High Paladin, calling him truly interesting.

    Jean Michel Roget 

Jean Michel Roget

Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN)

The head of Security, and the main antagonist for the Synchro Arc. He is later revealed to have come from the Fusion Dimension ten years ago, sent in as a spy to take over City from the inside. However, he soon let the power go to his head and now he wants nothing to do with his home dimension, instead preferring to rule a different place altogether. To that end, Roget will do anything to maintain his seat of power, anything. Roget plays an Antique Gear deck, to drive home that he hailed from Academia and their love for Fusion Monsters.

Tropes associated with Roget:

  • All According to Plan: His reaction to Yuya's Superpowered Evil Side, especially in Episode 88.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His ambition is to rule over the Synchro Dimension as its "King", and to this end, he has implanted Mind Control chips into the Security forces.
  • Ancient Grome: He also uses a deck full of Clock Punks like Dennis, and one of the first on-screen Fusion Monsters he summoned is Antique Gear Devil.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's too arrogant for his own good in both "playing chess" and Dueling. Unfortunately, he's facing Reiji.
  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of the Synchro arc and the villain Reiji has to deal with the most.
  • Asshole Victim: Ends up being sucked into a black hole near the end of Episode 99 after trying to destroy the City by taking it with him. Nobody loses sleep over him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is effectively the leader of the City and a fearsome Duelist. He effortlessly destroys Tsukikage and Sora simultaneously and has enough skill to force Reiji to step up and face him. Subverted in that he cheated with his Fighting a Shadow routine.
  • Bad Boss: Roget is a flat-out Dirty Coward who is not above mind-controlling his Mooks and Sergey, treating Yuya and Yuzu like crap, or leaving his subordinates to die by blowing up Security's headquarters.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • He manages to capture Yuya, Serena, Sawatari, Gongenzaka, Dennis, Kurosaki, Crow and Shinji in episode 59, simply by commanding his subordinates while he sits and watches the monitors. They break out in episode 62-63, but he captures them again. Then the Executive Council comes in to snatch them away from him.
    • Roget is very pleased when the outcome of the Yuya VS Crow Duel ends with Yuya's victory while succeeding in fulfilling his role to "entertain" the audience, even though Crow manages to snap him out of it.
    • Zigzagged in Episode 92. While Roget succeeded in kidnapping Yuzu through Sergey, he fails to capture Serena because Barrett takes her somewhere else.
  • Badass Boast: His response to the threat of a riot thanks to Shinji? Had it happened, Security could have handled it. It does happen, but they barely could, and after they are freed from his mind-control, they cannot handle it without the help of the Lancers.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He hates being overruled, and most of his Not So Stoic moments are when the Council put him in his place. Makes sense since he likes being in charge and the idea that people like the Executive Council and Professor Akaba threaten his rule as "King" pisses him off.
    • An even bigger button is when he experiences failure in any way, shape or form. Episode 94 takes the cake when he starts screaming his head off because Sergey no longer listens to his commands and ends up losing to Jack as a result.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Leo Akaba in Season 2. Roget controls the City where the action happens while Leo sends his agents as he prepares to invade the Synchro Dimension.
  • Blatant Lies: He tells Yuya that he has the same ideals as him in an attempt to get on his good side. When this doesn't work, he quickly schedules Yuya to be Brainwashed, instead.
  • Cassandra Truth: Astonishingly, gives this when he arrives in person to congratulate Yuya in his victory against Shinji. When Shinji accuses Yuya of rigging the duel and dealing in secret with Roget, Roget calmly tells him off, stating that he's making things up just because he lost. Of course, this being Roget, pretty much no one except the Lancers believe him or Yuya.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper:
    • Roget deliberately changes the course in Serena's duel with Yugo so she can get Action Cards and he can't. Naturally she loses.
    • When Roget duels against anyone, he sends holographic copies of himself after his opponents and in the off chance they manage to win, another version of himself will takeover and continue the duel until he wins. This backfires spectacularly against Reiji when the latter traps him in an eternal losing loop.
  • Chess Motif: He tends to play with chess figures while monitoring the City and moves pieces into play while making plans for characters represented by them. If one pays attention, he's actually mapping out how things are going and how he predicts they will go. His coup d'etat of the Executive Council in Episode 76 is called "King's Gambit," and is activated by making a specific move on the board.
  • The Chessmaster: He spends several episodes tracking the Lancers and gathering information on them before he makes his move against them. While power and control slip from his hands during the first rounds of the Friendship Cup, with his authority usurped by the Council, he eventually reveals "King's Gambit," where he could forcibly take control of Security via mind control and stage a coup against the Council any time he wanted.
  • Clock Punk: Plays an Antique Gear deck, of course.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Goodwin, although both are the leaders of their version of Security and The Stoic, Goodwin however is Affably Evil while Roget is Faux Affably Evil, and while Goodwin answered to Yliaster and was a Well-Intentioned Extremist, Roget is selfish and gets mad at the Council often, and his plan is to create his own "kingdom" in the Synchro Dimension.
  • Control Freak:
    • Roget cannot stand his command being overruled. See Berserk Button.
    • He takes Yuya defying him with more grace however.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Ostensibly, he's just after a peaceful city, and is willing to brutally manipulate its citizens and oppressive class system to do so. However, this is all just a pose. The only thing he's really after is ruler ship.
  • Determinator: He'll do anything in his power to control the City at all costs.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Ancient Gear monsters are EARTH monsters.
  • Disney Villain Death: Not really death, but he falls into a wormhole, so he probably is alive, but is stuck in a different dimension.
  • Dirty Cop: Lets Gallager know when a crackdown is happening to arrest people, so he'll find good duelists for him to use as pawns.
  • Dirty Coward: In Episode 98, both, Yuzu and Reiji, call him this, since he's unwilling to take responsibility for his actions and would rather high tail it out the Synchro Dimension back to Academia in order to bargain for his own life with the Professor by giving him Yuzu. He does not take this accusation well.
  • Dub Name Change: His "Antique" Gear monsters are called "Ancient" Gear in the English Version.
  • Enemy Mine: Attempts to do this on Yuya in Episode 81. While he ultimately fails due to attempting to capture Yuzu, he decides to take the alternative option and do it by force instead.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Declines to have Yugo and Yuzu arrested before they get to the Friendship Cup, since it would be cruel to not at least let them get to see Jack Atlas Dueling. Subverted later. Once the duel ends on the other hand, he does attempt to have Security arrest them, only for the council to step in.
  • Evil Genius: His defining trait is how very competent and effective he is. He noticed that Yugo had yet to activate his face-down card, and tried to prevent Duel Chaser 227 from attacking because Yugo will use that card to stop himself from losing. He also monitored Security's duel with Yuya and Serena, and from their different dueling tactics recognized they clearly aren't Yugo and Yuzu. He shows this especially in episode 59, where he captures five of the Lancers, and later is prepared for them when they break out of prison and just captures them again as they try to swim the moat around the Facility.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Later on, he completely drops any pretense of stoicism as a result of his Sanity Slippage and is prone to screaming all of his lines.
  • Evil Laugh:
    • Lets out a maniacal laugh at the thought of Jack's downfall by Sergey's hands.
    • Lets out his biggest and last one in Episode 99 as he tries to commit suicide by dragging himself and the entire City into an unstable wormhole.
  • Evil Plan: Attempts to remove Jack from his throne by using Sergey and take over the City as their ruler.
  • Fantastic Racism: Or in this case, classism. His claims about wanting to "clean up the City" and the way he seems to view all Commons as "undesirables" are eerily reminiscent of real-life cases of such discrimination.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being stuck in a black hole is the ultimate retribution for someone like Roget.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's The Stoic, but he allows Yugo and Yuzu's entry into the Friendship Cup so he can arrest them in front of everyone as an example in front of the Commons, while sounding sadistically pleased, bringing him some shades of this trope. Since he comes from the Fusion Dimension, a place filled with sadistic people, this suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. It doesn't get any better when he drops the formal linguistics completely and addresses his adversaries condescendingly.
  • Fighting a Shadow: After Reiji beats him in their first Duel, it turns out that he simply set up a holographic copy of himself to Duel Reiji as part of his "Eternal Duel" loop, then the real Roget shows up. It fails against Reiji, but worked against Sora and Tsukikage before.
  • Foil: He's one to Professor Leo Akaba. They are both leaders of a Dimensionnote  who are not originally from said dimension. While everyone in the Fusion Dimension is loyal to the Professor, Roget took power by force or mind control. Roget only desires the Synchro Dimension for his desire to be on top, while the Professor at least seems to state how his goal is for the greater good.
  • Foreshadowing: His outfit is primarily purple with some orange, the primary colors of Fusion Monsters and the Polymerization card.
  • French Jerk: His name is French and he's a real dick.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Until episode 76, we had no idea what he wants. Apparently he left the Fusion Dimension years ago and wants to overthrow the City rulers in order to rule as "King". However, he secretly fears both Professor Akaba and Yuri and does not want them to invade the dimension due to them potentially destroying everything he's "built" and being exposed as a traitor.
  • Hope Crusher: Expresses open resentment towards the City's "only hope" (Jack) and wants him to be smashed into bits by Sergey so he could take over the City. He ends up failing.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Episode 86 has most of his plans go awry. Serena losing means that he can't make her the star of the City due to their attitude towards losers, his attempt to capture her as she's being sent to the underground fails badly, Reiji defeats the Security holding him and the Council hostage, he's forced to send Sergey after Reiji, and the semi-finals being held early means that he doesn't have time to put a mind-control chip in Yuya.
    • He starts losing it more after Jack kicks Sergey's ass, worsened by Yuzu exposing his Evil Plan, the Lancers breaking into his HQ, Yuya forcefully pacifying the Tops and Commons, and finally, the Executive Council mocking him by rejecting his martial law with a confident smug look on their faces.
    • The Lancers, Jack and Crow all beat Roget in a duel and rescue Yuzu. He attempts to destroy everything a last ditch effort, but ends up failing even that last ditch effort and ends up taking himself out.
  • Hypocrite: In Episode 80, he calls Shinji a Sore Loser for accusing Yuya as a cheating Dirty Coward. Fourteen episodes later, he's not that different to Shinji for being this after losing his "trump card" (Sergey).
  • Insane Troll Logic: He says the Lancers are criminals and must be punished. Their crime; resisting Security. Yuya rightfully points out that Security attacked them when they hadn't done anything yet. Roget changes the subject, but it's clear he has no rebuttal for that.
  • It's All About Me: Everything revolves around Roget, no exceptions.
  • Jerkass: He's so full of himself, he even made Reiji and the Professor look like saints.
  • Kick the Dog: When Yuya refuses to team up with him he decides to simply Mind Control him, making him like Sergey. If that doesn't do it he opts for Electric Torture instead.
  • Killer Game-Master: Attempts to kill Yugo by rigging his duel against Serena in Episodes 84 & 85. Later, he outright cheats by sending five Duel Chasers after Yuya and Jack, each of whom has three Goyo Emperors on the field right off the bat, and it was admittedly rather lucky that Jack already had Scarlight out on the field.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Part of his Hope Crusher speech at the end of Episode 93.
  • Lack of Empathy: Among those who are not named Yuri, he's arguably the biggest Jerkass of the bunch.
  • Last-Name Basis: Promotional materials and other characters refer to him by his last name.
  • Last Villain Stand:
    • Since Roget is on his last legs in Episode 96, he desperately attempts to attack Yuya and Jack by sending five Duel Chasers and fifteen Goyo Emperors to interfere with their second Duel.
    • He makes one himself in Episode 98 against Reiji, who confronts him as he attempts to drag Yuzu away.
    • Episode 99 has him trying to destroy everything around himself as he loses Yuzu to the Lancers and finds himself cornered.
  • Laughing Mad: After Roget's stoic facade is ripped away, he's prone to this. Becomes worse as he suffers defeat after defeat.
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: He's a villain, but unlike Academia, he's not planning on staging any interdimensional wars any time soon. In fact, he pointedly doesn't want a war, because that would send the Synchro Dimension into chaos and he's spent years trying to keep order in it.
  • The Mole: It's strongly implied he's in league with the Fusion Dimension and Academia. As it turns out, it's Played With: he is from the Fusion Dimension, but he's gone rogue from Academia.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He tries to manipulate Yuya to win him over to his side, stating that they share ideals and goals. He soils the plan when he goes after Yuzu, but simply decides that Mind Control is another option.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: His successful attempt to have Sergey kidnap Yuzu ends badly for him when Yuzu took advantage of his martial law (after Sergey gets his ass kicked by Jack, and then killed off by the rioting Commons), followed by Sora and Tsukikage disabling his "King's Gambit". This makes things easier for Reiji to kick his ass for all the troubles in the City.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Attempting to have Sergey successfully bring Yuzu to his office is proven to be a very bad idea, Roget.
  • Nightmare Face: As with every Yu-Gi-Oh! villain who's unhinged, Roget's face take on terrifying expressions as he starts to rant and scream. Even Yuzu is freaked out by him in Episode 99.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • He finally loses his cool a bit in Episode 63, when the Executive Council pulls rank as the leaders of City and oversees the handling of the Lancers. He was also very pissed when the council protect Yuzu and Yugo, yelling at them and smashing his fist on his chess board. Episode 76 shows that he has a giant fear of Yuri coming into his dimension. In Episode 77, he was furious after Sergey knocked Yuzu flying into a building, against his orders for her to be captured. Generally, he often gets mad when things don't go according to his plan.
    • In a funny variant, he gets almost childishly excited when Yuya Synchro Summons.
    • In Episode 92, he starts screaming after Serena is captured by Academia and is hellbent on making Sergey not fail in his mission to capture Yuzu.
    • During the final episodes of the Synchro Saga, Roget drops his stoic facade altogether and starts screaming and ranting the moment anything does not sit well with him: Sergey's loss against Jack, Yuya and Jack's duel defying Roget's orders, his Security no longer under his mind control are just a few major examples. His final breakdown is when the Lancers take back Yuzu from his clutches and he tries to drag the City into a wormhole, as he laughs like the psychotic coward that he is.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • We don't quite get to see his expression when it happens, but it's quite clear this is going through his head when Obelisk Force shows up in the Synchro Dimension.
    • In Episode 94, he starts losing it more and more as Sergey starts losing ground against Jack. When Sergey actually does lose, Roget has the biggest Oh, Crap! etched on his face.
    • In Episode 98, he doesn't take it well when he runs into Reiji as he tries to kidnap Yuzu and take her back to Academia.
    • Episode 99 has Roget giving his final and most poignant one as he's suck into an unstable wormhole he intentionally created to wipe out the City.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Similar to Reiji, he remains in his office to direct his officers, even though he proves himself to be a "skilled" Duelist. When he finally duels properly, it is rather ironically against Reiji himself.
  • Post-Final Boss: While Roget serves as the Arc Villain for the Synchro Dimension arc, Reiji disposes of him easily after the climactic duel between Yuya and Jack.
  • Properly Paranoid: Although many assumed that he was overestimating Jack, the climax of the Synchro season shows that Roget was damn well right to see Jack as a massive threat to his plans.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He's a purple-donning villain who rules over the Commons with an iron fist thanks to all of Security being under his control. By himself, however, is another story altogether.
  • Rage Quit:
    • With all of his resources gone (the City, the Security, Sergey, Serena, Yuzu), Roget calls it quits.
    • Realizing that his "Eternal Duel" with Reiji would never defeat the latter, he runs away with Yuzu.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: To an extent. The social divide between Tops and Commons notwithstanding, he conducts business in a cool and professional manner, and takes into account the safety of citizens of both areas when overseeing a Riding Duel. When Security invades the underground Riding Duel arena, he orders the Tops citizens evacuated safely and quietly before Security busts in and arrests the Commons citizens — although, considering that Security are the dogs of the Tops, you can say that he simply does not want have trouble with them. And while he fired 227 after he lost to Yugo, he's given him a second chance by participating in the Friendship Cup.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Does not care much for Commons and gives an unheard but brief one to them as a whole, stating that as much as they scream and bitch about how unfair their hierarchical society is, since they actually don't do anything about it, this doesn't earn one iota of respect from the man.
    • After getting sick of Shinji's constant accusations against Yuya, he gives the former a scathing but deserved one that inadvertently defends the latter at the same time: Roget calls out Shinji's behavior after his loss, telling him that he's an eyesore and immediately orders for him to be taken Underground.
    Roget: (to Shinji) "You lost to Yuya fair and square. Not wanting to admit it, you made up that nonsensical story. You're an eyesore!" (to Security) Remove this loser from the premises immediately!"
    • On the receiving end of this from Yuzu, who has a very negative opinion on his oppressive rule and outright tells him that only those who opened up their hearts can succeed in making an ideal world. In her (and Yuya's) case, a world full of smiles. With this, combined with Sergey's loss against Jack, Roget finally snaps.
    • When Roget attempts to make hasty escape with Yuzu as his hostage, Yuzu calls him a Sore Loser and a Dirty Coward for his so-called "tactical retreat". Reiji shows up shortly, explaining to Roget why he's like that.
    • After Reiji beats him multiple times, Roget attempts to antagonize Reiji by telling Yuya and the other Lancers that he's no different from his Archnemesis Dad. Yuya snaps back at Roget, telling him that Reiji is on a completely different level than a Dirty Coward like him.
  • Red Herring: There's a lot of increasingly thin foreshadowing that he's an agent of Academia in the first half of Season 2. While he is from Fusion Dimension and was sent to the Synchro Dimension with intent to infiltrate it and take it over, he's now doing so for himself and is no longer working for Academia.
  • Sanity Slippage: Started by his Villainous Breakdown; he's noticeably unhinged during Yuya's second Duel with Jack.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Roget outright says that those with power can do as they please.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Until the Lancers, Jack, and Crow block his escape route and bail out Yuzu.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Very notable from certain angles.
  • Smug Snake: To unbelievable degrees. He is almost unflappable, always confident he's in control and his plans will go perfectly. In the second half of Season 2 it starts seeming like a coping mechanism; the less control he actually has, the more in-control he claims he is. He even starts acting like Sergey has already defeated Jack in a duel, before the duel even starts.
  • The Social Darwinist: His mentality in a nutshell.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Takes pleasure in Yuya's suffering in the form of killing him with an electric chip in his helmet.
  • Sore Loser:
    • Doesn't take Sergey's defeat and subsequent death very well at all.
    • He also can't admit when his plans have completely fallen apart and calls running away with his tails between his legs as "a tactical retreat".
  • Spell My Name with an S: His surname was first transliterated as Roger, but the official site and the anime use Roget.
  • The Stoic: When Serena Fusion Summons and Yuya Pendulum Summons, he's the only one among his men who isn't shocked, and just calmly remarks on how he's never seen such techniques before. Even seeing the camera switched on with Yuya's Hip Hippo faceplanting towards it barely fazes him.
  • Start My Own: Roget was originally from the Fusion Dimension and was sent into the Synchro Dimension by Professor Akaba to subtly take over; to that end, he was taken in by the Executive Council due for his ambitious talents and incorporating Real Solid Vision into their world. However, growing tired of always obeying orders, whether from the Executive Council or even Professor Akaba, Roget launches a coup d'etat in Episode 76 and voices his desire to rule over City, liking the sound of Reiji alluding to him ruling over a "kingdom".
  • The Starscream: He overthrows the Executive Council in Episode 76 and reveals he is no longer part of Academia, and seeks to make his own kingdom in the Synchro Dimension.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He's competent, but he has this problem with the Prison Facility staff, who were distracted by a bunch of rare cards and allowed the Lancers to escape. He seems to be aware of this, but unperturbed by it, which makes sense since he's originally from the Fusion Dimension.
  • Taking You with Me: Realizing that he's cornered and that he had just lost his final trump card, Roget's last act of defiance is to activate an unfinished dimensional teleporter beneath the City that was intended to be used in case Academia invaded, fully intending to send both himself and the entire City into dimensional limbo. However, the device malfunctions partway through and stops the process, instead opening unstable dimensional rifts that pull Roget in. Unfortunately, Roget still gets the last "screw you!", as the conditions cause Yuzu to be sucked into a wormhole herself, Yuya, Gongenzaka, Kurosaki, and Sawatari to get sucked in another one, and with no way to locate them, the remaining Lancers are forced to postpone a rescue.
  • True Final Boss: While Yuya's duel against Jack for the title of Duel King was played up as the final battle of the Synchro Arc, it ends up being that it more or less serves to cap off Yuya's Character Development and break down the final barriers tearing the City apart. However, Roget suddenly decides to take matters into his own hands, and Reiji is forced to face him down to secure both Yuzu and the City once and for all.
  • The Unfettered: As Jack puts it, he's a self-absorbed jackass.
  • Victory by Endurance: How he wins against Sora and Tsukikage, where he, as a hologram, re-enters the Duel when he is defeated. The Intrusion Penalty doesn't deter him whatsoever.
  • Villain Takes an Interest:
    • In the Lancers, especially the Serena and her Fusion Summoning, making him a Memetic Molester to some. He seems interested in Fusion as a whole, what with him paying more attention to Yuzu's duel when she fused. This all falls into place when it's revealed he was originally from the Fusion Dimension.
    • He later takes an interest in Yuya, after watching his Superpowered Evil Side temporarily and witnessing his first Synchro Summon. To this end, he attempts to win him over to his side. Although ultimately unsuccessful, he opts for Mind Control instead, but he does not even manage that.
  • Villain Ball:
    • Subtly, but several of Roget's plans fail because he underestimates or overestimates certain characters, seemingly based on his own prejudices. He greatly underestimates Reiji, overestimates Serena (who is from his own dimension), and thinks the Commons can be easily pushed down and controlled.
    • A particularly bad example is his plan for Serena. He wants her to win the hearts of the crowd in the Synchro dimension and win every match until Sergey crushes her in the finals. Serena isn't an Entertainment Duelist and has shown no sign of being particularly good at winning people over (any more so than her competitors at least), until she learns to loosen up in the duel where she loses and drops out of the championship. Focusing on making Serena a star passes over characters who are Entertainment Duelists like Sawatari and Yuya (whose good standing with the people Roget actively sabotaged twice), or Yuzu who quickly became very popular with both Commons and Tops in her first duel. Furthermore Roget cheats to "ensure" Serena's victory, not thinking at all about her strong sense of honor (or even her dueling style) and the fact that she'd deliberately pass up every unfair advantage given to her, which lets her opponent take the opportunities she willingly ignores and causes her to lose the duel.
    • Roget seems to not realize that having a brain-dead Ax-Crazy cyborg has his top enforcer tends not to go too well. Sergey has no difficulty beating Yuzu and Barrett, but forgets the capturing part each time, which was the entire point of those duels. Roget subsequently orders him to take Yuzu by force as soon Yuya is defeated, unwilling to let it a third opportunity slip by.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He completely snaps in the final episodes of Season 2. Each episode starting with Sergey's loss to Jack sees Roget grow more and more unhinged and maniacal in his attempts to retake control of the City, and his behavior can only be described as a tantrum. When his last hope for any victory is ruined, he pretty much Rage Quits it all and tries to use a Doomsday Device to destroy the City, and laughs that with this act, he'll finally "win."
  • Villainous Rescue: Well it is to another villain, but he orders his men to go secure Dennis, partly because he wants him in custody, and partly because Kurosaki was about to beat him to death. He later reveals that he does not want Dennis to retreat to Academia to inform Professor Akaba of Yuzu and Serena's presence, for fear of them sending invaders into the dimension; most of all, sending Yuri.
  • Villain Respect: Roget is genuinely impressed by Yuya's growing skills in the Synchro Dimension, notably after he was able to Synchro Summon for the first time. This manages to get him to come out of his office and personally congratulate Yuya in front of the entire stadium; unfortunately, this turns Shinji, Sam and the rest of the gullible and easily excitable Commons against Yuya.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Reiji after he takes over the City and wrests control from the Executive Council, noting that Reiji hates his father, Professor Akaba, and wouldn't mind sharing power and resources with a smart kid who can help him defend his "kingdom". Reiji tells him to shove it, calling him pathetic for getting all excited for taking over "one" city.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His whereabouts after being sucked into the wormhole generated by his Doomsday Device are unknown. By series' end, he's nowhere to be found.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Attacks Yuzu after the latter exposes his true colors to the City in Episode 95.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • He has no qualms against outfitting Yuya with a Mind Control device just like Sergey's to serve his needs. In episode 88, his response to the scientist telling him that the electrocuting chip could cause brain damage, or worse death, is merely say what a shame that he would lose a valuable pawn.
    • Episode 98 and 99 has him dragging, shoving and choking poor Yuzu into following him; also does this as a measure of keeping Yuzu's mouth shut for calling him out as the coward that he is.
  • The Worf Effect: While he successfully defeats Sora and Tsukikage thanks to Victory by Endurance, Reiji creates a controlled loop which ensures that, in combination with the Intrusion Penalty, Roget would lose every time he re-enters the Duel.
  • You Have Failed Me: He fires Duel Chaser 227 after he lost against Yugo. Later gives him one more chance to prove himself in his duel against Yuya but when he loses again, Roget couldn't care less about Duel Chaser 227's fate once he's sent to the Underground.



ARC-V version of Sector Security, that enforce the law. They use Vigilante and Goyo decks, the latter being monsters that can Special Summon the opponents' monsters from the graveyard after destroying them.

Tropes associated with Security:

  • Adaptational Villainy: In 5D's Security was a bit corrupt at times, but they were dealing with violent criminals. Here they just oppress a populace. Averted with the Facility Warden, who unlike Takasu, is as wacky as the rest of the facility guards.
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: In comparison to Academia, something that Crow flat-out admits after learning what Academia do first-hand.
  • Badass Biker: The Duel Chasers duel on police D-Wheels like the ones from 5D's. They also enforce this trope as they have to entertain the Tops with their Riding Dueling.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The King's Gambit brainwashes them into following all of Roget's orders.
  • The Cameo: Goyo Guardian is never played in a duel, since he is forbidden in the OCG, but he gets a cameo appearance along with the other Goyo monsters in episode 76.
  • The Comically Serious:
    • The one guard who is confused by Yuya's Entertainment Dueling, especially with the hippos.
    • The group of guards and their monsters that witness the Fusion Death Waltz between Bloom Diva and Mad Chimera are completely stunned by how surreal it is.
  • Dirty Cop: Given they enforce a cruel system like the one in the City, yes they are. Especially the easily bribed facility guards.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The majority of their monsters are EARTH monsters.
  • Duels Decide Everything: Averted, unlike in 5D's. The only reason Security duel the criminals is because of entertaining the Tops. If they lose, they still chase them.
  • Elite Mooks: The Arrest Corps, who cannot be bribed by rare cards.
  • Faceless Mooks: The faces of the Duel Chasers and the Arrest Corps are hidden by helmets.
  • Foil: The Duel Chasers are this to the Obelisk Force. They are their respective force's elites and wear masks that cover most of their faces and use an archetype connected to the series their dimension is based on. But while the Security are stoic and silent especially after Roget brainwashes them, the Obelisk Force are loud and sadistic. Security are forced into taking over their dimension, while the Obelisk Force gladly commit genocide.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The Arrest Corps all wear gas masks.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: While most of Security is competent, the Facility ones are not, being easily distracted by a hoard of rare cards in the breakout of the Lancers, Tokumatsu, Crow, Shinji, and Damon.
  • Knight Templar: Say any tactic is worthwhile if it catches the thief. And beating them in a duel doesn't mean they'll stop chasing you.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": When Sora and Tsukikage remove their Mind Control, Security catches their bearings, see the crowd of rioting Commons in front of them, and get the hell out of dodge. The riots don't escalate only due to the intervention of the Lancers.
  • Mind-Control Device: Despite being general douche-bags compared to the Security from 5D's, it doesn't mean they deserve what Roget did to them to ensure their obedience: implanting mind-control chips on their heads to ready a make-shift army that does whatever he commands.
  • Mythology Gag: The Goyo series was implemented by Ushio back in 5D's, but only with one monster.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Though momentarily confused by Yuya's Entertainment Dueling antics, they just stoically continue to play professionally, and say they're not playing a game. Averted with the Facility guards.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The three officers who were dueling Reira had their Goyo Catapults in Attack Position, despite their low 800 ATK, but high 2800 DEF. This causes all three of them to lose in one turn.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Most of the time they underestimate their opponents, only to get their asses kicked.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Three members brutally paralyze Serena so they can bring her to Roget.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Security has shown a disturbing lack of restraint towards children as seen in Yugo's duel against the Duel Chaser. Or Yuya's duel against Security, they refuse to hold back their punches and simply mock their opponents.
    • Shown even more in Reira's duel with three Security officers. Despite being even younger than others, Security treats him just as badly as others.

    The Executive Council 

The Executive Council
The leaders of City: White Taki, Bordeaux, Gael, Gray, and Azul.

Tropes associated with the Executive Council:

  • Ambiguously Evil: They may have saved the Lancers from Roget, but they still control the classist City, and some of their dialogue implies they are not as kind as they act. Episode 68 reveals that the losers of the Friendship Cup do in fact get sent to forced labor. Episode 75 reveals that they're not really interested in being dragged into an interdimensional war and would prefer to remain "neutral" as they let Academia go about their business; this brings up to mind the old saying: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing".
  • Anime Hair: Taki might be balding, but his eyebrows are not only chin-length, but braided.
  • Bystander Syndrome: In episode 75, they bluntly tell Reiji that they will not be involved in the interdimensional war. Reiji ends up calling them out on this in later episodes, saying that standing by doesn't lead to any worthwhile progress and only makes one out to be a coward.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Their outfits are each primarily white, red, yellow, grey, and blue.
  • Colorful Theme Naming: The are all named after colors.
    • White Taki is obviously named after the color white.
    • Bordeaux is named after a shade of red.
    • Gael is derived from the German word "gelb", which means "yellow".
    • Gray is named after the color grey.
    • Azul is named after azure. Azul is also the Spanish word for blue.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Inverted. Just as the heroes finally seem to have no hope of escape, they appear before Jean Michel Roget and tells him they're taking control of the situation. They subsequently prove being much more reasonable than him, and it's for the benefit of the Lancers that they intervened.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Their Xanatos Gambit against Reiji and Academia failed, because Roget was actually working for himself.
  • Dirty Coward: Once the Council Members see how dangerous the war is between Academia and the good guys can be (witnessing the duel between Kurosaki and Dennis) they suddenly have no interest participating in the "squabbles" between the two factions. While understandable coming from reasonable leaders, the council members have proven to abuse their power whenever they have the chance, enjoy keeping citizens in the dumps and don't want their authority questioned/threatened by this war; these five jerks are really in it for themselves and could not care less what happens to their people.
    • Gets worse when they have the nerve to complain to Reiji as Security starts threatening to forcibly arrest them; they argue that they "deserve" to be saved and urge the man to protect them. Later when Roget has Security attack Obelisk Force instead during the invasion, all fear of Roget and Security goes out the window and they start entertaining the idea of trying to win Roget back to their side...for their own benefit of course.
  • Dissonant Serenity: During Roget's hostile takeover, White Taki remains completely unfazed and smiling even as the rest of the council members starts going all Oh, Crap! over that, to the point of being unnerving.
  • The Four Gods: Thematically based on them with there being five of them colored the same way as the Four Gods including the Yellow Dragon. However, while the Yellow Dragon is typically the fifth and central being in the Four God, here it's White Taki that is the leader of the Council.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As the leaders of City, they outrank Roget and can override his authority. However, the "villain" part is subverted — they aren't evil at all. Maybe.
  • Hazy-Feel Turn: The Council announces to the City at large in Episode 98 that they "just" realized that their class system of Tops, Commons, and King is not working out and that the system only led to the inevitable chaos taking place in the form of riots. As a result, they have effectively disbanded and are willing to let both Tops and Commons work out their own problems as "equals".
  • Karma Houdini: Despite dissolving their group and power in Episode 98, the five members haven't really suffered and answered for all the pain they ended up causing to the city folk with their broken class system.
  • Kick the Dog: Their rather snide comments during Yuya's duel with 227. Later they voice aloud that the Lancers aren't what they live up to be since they're not around to protect them from Academia...even though its their stupid system of sending losers Underground that screwed over the Lancers in the first place.
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: Compared to Roget, they are easily the lesser evil. They were willing to give the Lancers a chance to prove their case and later protected all of them from Roget. But the fact that they send the losers to a forced lifetime in the underground dump shows they aren't exactly good people.
  • Oh, Crap!: The council members (save for White Taki) finally lose their composure after Roget stages his coup d'état.
  • Perpetual Smiler: White Taki always sports a gentle smile on his face, which after a while becomes quite unsettling - especially after the council reveals their true colours.
  • Pet the Dog: They consider Yuzu a Lancer, so the Lancers can be considered tying with Synchro Dimension after the first day of the Friendship Cup.
  • Phrase Catcher: Bordeaux typically looks to Taki to confirm what he and the other three have said with "Right, Chairman?"
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The Friendship Cup works like this, the losers are sent to a lifetime of service in the underground dump and the winner becomes a "King" giving the commons hope and keeping the City stable. Meaning with each Friendship Cup, they will gain lifetime workers to keep the City working and a King to keep peace in the City.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The five of them hear out all sides of the party and reserve judgment on the Lancers, giving them the chance to prove their claims. They also seem to be genuinely interested in cooperation between Tops and Commons, even if only to keep the City peaceful.
  • Smug Snake: They believed that they had complete control over Roget. His King's Gambit proved them very wrong.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Azul's the only woman among them.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Gray's odd eye design makes it seem like he has this.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The council prepared for two possibilities regarding Academia: let the Lancers come in and defend their city from invaders. If they prove they're not strong enough, collaborate with Roget, who they know is from the Fusion Dimension, and work out a deal with Academia. Either way, they win. Unfortunately for them, it doesn't work.

    Melissa Claire (Melissa Trail) 

Melissa Claire

Voiced by: Yuka Hirata (JP), Bella Hudson (EN)

A reporter and duel commentator from the Synchro Dimension.

Tropes associated with Melissa Claire:

  • Butt-Monkey: She is constantly shouted at while trying to introduce the Friendship Cup's duelists, and gets frustrated with some of what she's told to read.
  • Combat Commentator: Takes the role of the MC from 5D's, and she replaces Nico Smiley, since the setting has changed.
  • Composite Character: Seems to be a combination of Carly Nagisa and the Master of Ceremonies, both being characters from 5D's.
  • Cowgirl: Dresses in the style, and the dub gives her a Southern accent to go with it. May be a Mythology Gag to the 5D's Crashtown arc.
  • Genki Girl: She's pretty excitable while commenting.
  • Genre Blind: She constantly fails to look ahead to the future in her commentating.
  • Hidden Depths: Some of her words suggest that she's more sympathetic to the Commons than a usual Tops resident.
  • Large Ham: Comes with being the Combat Commentator.
  • Meaningful Name: Her initials are MC, a direct reference to the MC from 5D's.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's an attractive, big breasted woman that has a shirt exposing her midriff and wears short shorts. This is justified due to her job.
  • Nice Girl: So far she has proven to be a reasonable person that does not judge other people based on class, in contrast with all other Tops characters up to this point. However, she doesn't see a problem with what happens to the losers.
  • Two First Names: This only applies to her Japanese name.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She seems to believe wholeheartedly in the Friendship Cup's message. Episode 71 reveals that she knows the real fate of those that lose in the tournament, yet she shrugs it off as something normal and cheerfully tells Yuya that he just has to win to avoid that fate. However, no one else, including the Commons, see this as a problem.

    Gallager (Lucas Swank) 


Voiced by: Yuto Nakano

Gallager is a man that calls himself a promoter for duelists. He is also a "recycler", who controls the Underground Facility and keeps an eye on talented duelists he can bring to Roget.

Tropes associated with Gallager:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Has dark skin and hair with white streaks, but doesn't have black features. The English dub makes it less ambiguous, as he's voiced by an African-American actor.
  • Bait the Dog: Seems to be like Nico at first. He isn't.
  • Berserk Button: Call him a liar about there being strong duelists that he promotes.
  • Bling of War: Gallager's Duel Disk is really flashy. It's gold-colored with jewels and his "super crazy evil deluxe ultra rare" deck.
  • Combat Commentator: Of the Underground Arena.
  • Cool Shades: Golden pimp-like ones.
  • Dirty Coward: As soon as Security starts arresting everyone, he hightails it out of there, despite expressing interest in promoting Gongenzaka, Dennis and Kurosaki, and abandons them to their fates. He works as a promoter and recycler, and willingly allows people to get arrested to keep his deal going with Roget.
  • Epic Fail: Tries to capture Kurosaki, Sawatari and Tsukikage with net guns while moving at high speeds on a cart. The trio simply moves aside and he crashes into an electrified pair of bars.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: While watching the duel between Gongenzaka and Dennis.
  • Foil: He's one to Nico Smiley. Nico is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold originally portrayed as only being in it for the money, while Gallager is a Jerkass that works with Roget.
  • Harmless Electrocution: An electrocuted wall of bars powerful enough to vaporize a rock only causes Gallager's suit to tear slightly and make him look slightly frazzled.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He has a good feeling about Dennis. Though it's mostly due to the Pendulum Summoning.
  • Jerkass: He works with Roget, willingly betraying people to avoid getting arrested.
  • Large Ham: While being a Combat Commentator, he's a little more composed otherwise.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Years of abusing prisoners underground, especially Duel Chaser 227, come back to bite him hard in the ass when they rebel against him. He's later seen in Episode 98 in the back of a police car with handcuffs.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains Sergey's origin to Gongenzaka and Tokumatsu. And lets them know it is rumored that Roget is from another dimension.
  • Not-So-Small Role: Downplayed, while he was Put on the Bus since the Lancers were captured, because he was in the opening, many knew was going to be important. They were proven right when he returned in episode 73, working with Roget. His role is still kind of small, though.
  • Pimp Duds: Complete with the sunglasses, multiple rings, and coat.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When Security attacks the arena, he runs away. Later he actually tries to keep the peace and order during the riot Underground in Episode 90; he fails miserably.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Galler or Gallagher.
  • The Unfought: Gallager tries to duel Kurosaki, Sawatari and Tsukikage with his deck full of "rare cards that's powerful enough to make children cry". He never gets the chance as he's mauled by Duel Chaser 227 and his fellow Security prisoners.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His eyes are a hazel-yellow, and he is a Duel Promoter for an Underground Arena.