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Sugoroku Mutou (武藤 双六; Mutou Sugoroku) (Solomon Muto)
- Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Toei anime), Tadashi Miyazawa (Duel Monsters), Maddie Blaustein (English, original series, Capsule Monster Coliseum, and Capsule Monsters), Marc Diraison (English, young [Episode 199]) Wayne Grayson (English, Bonds Beyond Time, The Dark Side of Dimensions, and Duel Links), Jorge Roig (Latin American Spanish, seasons 1-2), Ismael Castro (Latin American Spanish, seasons 3-4), Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin American Spanish, season 5) Julio Núñez (European Spanish)
Yugi's grandfather. He gave Yugi his famous Millennium Puzzle as a present, which he had recovered from the tomb of Pharaoh Atem in his youth. He was once a gaming master who traveled all over the world to try all sorts of games and win them all, vowing that if he ever lost a game, he'd "trade in his tux for denim overalls, and collect years instead of chips". In the present, he's a denim overalls-wearing old man who owns a game shop called Kame Game, where Yugi and his friends get several of the games they play. He lives in the Kame Game Shop with Yugi and his mother.
In the anime, since he gave his original Duel Monsters deck to Yugi, he now uses an Ancient deck, with cards that emulate an explorer (the opponent) entering cursed and booby-trapped ruins, and gamble cards. His trump card is Ancient Dragon.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Used to be one, of the gaming variety. He sought out Pharaoh Atem's tomb because it was said to have been the Shrine of the Shadow Games, since he wanted to conquer all the games in the world.
- Awesome, but Impractical: In the Duel Monsters anime, his Ancient Dragon requires a half-dozen cards and several turns to prepare to summon. Once out it's a 2800 point beatstick that destroys all enemy monsters when it beats one in battle, and when destroyed in any way returns at the end of the turn as long as Ancient City is on the field. Hawkins notes the reason Grandpa is so proud of it is that its cards are so rare and it's so hard to summon, no one else they know has ever done it. In fact, it's so impractical that he and Hawkins even have a bet about who could summon it first, even once. Sugoroku won. It took him 20 years.
- His original Duel Monsters deck, to some extent. The dialogue about the Exodia cards implies there are little to no card shuffling tactics to gather the cards more efficiently. Also, Sugoroku only has one of each card in his deck. However, drawing all five cards is an instant win.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a kind old man right now, but back in his younger days he was willing to play the Devil's Board Shadow Game with Ryuji Otogi's father and caused the man to rapidly age.
- Call-Forward: Before his expedition into the tomb of the Shadow Games, he says that if he ever loses a game he'd trade in his tux for overalls and collect years instead of chips. Apparently he lost at some point.
- Cool Old Guy: Don't let his age and short stature fool you—he's an expert gamer.
- He used to be straight-up badass all-around during his younger years as a legendary gambler. At the beginning of the Millennium World arc, we're treated to a flashback of young Sugoroku conquering the deadly Shadow Games of the Nameless Pharaoh's tomb and retrieving the Millennium Puzzle.
- At the beginning of the manga's Death-T arc, when he plays against Seto Kaiba, he was doing pretty well with his Blue-Eyes White Dragon until Kaiba unexpectedly revealed that he now had three Blue-Eyes White Dragons.
- When participating in the Kaiba Grand Prix, Sugoroku was able to hold his against Joey, whose experience and skill had grown significantly since he trained him, and even came close to beating him using a card that he has little to no experience in using.
- Dirty Old Man: Early on in the manga, and consistently in the Toei anime. He also develops a crush on Otogi's cheerleaders and Vivian Wong in the anime, albeit only in the Japanese version.
- Distressed Dude: He's kidnapped in the Death-T arc of the manga and first anime, kidnapped in the first episode of the second anime, had his soul stolen by Pegasus in the manga and anime, and been trapped in a game in the Capsule Monsters spinoff. He also gets held hostage by Vivian Wong and even gets kidnapped during his guest appearance on Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Let's just say the old man's been through a lot.
- Dub Name Change: Some video games in which he appears refer to him as Truesdale.
- I Was Quite a Looker: As seen on the card Legendary Gambler, which depicts him as a young man.
- King of Games: He's an old game master that taught his grandson, the person with the in-universe title "King of Games," his stuff.
- The Mentor:
- He used to be Mr. Clown's gaming teacher, and Yugi gained all of his gaming knowledge from him as well.
- In the anime, he's this to Jonouchi, whom he taught how to play Duel Monsters.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Given how short Yugi is, it may well be genetic.
- Old Master: Was a big gamer/gambler like his grandson in his youth, and some of his exploits are seen in flashback. In the anime, he also gets to play Duel Monsters in the KC Grand Prix arc.
- The Gambler: Rivaled Dark Yugi during his younger days. This is later revisited during the Grand Prix arc, where his luck can even rival Jonouchi's.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In the anime, as Mask The Rock. He doesn't even change out of his normal outfit, he just puts on a mask. The only one truly fooled is, ironically, Jonouchi. In the dub, his disguise is even worse, as he uses the name "Apdnarg Otum", or "Grandpa Muto" spelled backwards.
- Reincarnation: Of Shimon Muran, the Pharaoh's vizier.
- The Worf Effect: Sugoroku is played up to be a skilled old game master. When he battled Seto Kaiba at the beginning of Death-T, he was doing pretty well with his Blue-Eyes White Dragon until Kaiba revealed that he now had three Blue-Eyes White Dragons. He loses and is subjected to a horrific Penalty Game, which triggers his heart problems and sends him to the hospital, all to show how much of a threat former minor villain-of-the-day Kaiba has become.
Yugi's Mother (遊戯の母; Yuugi no Haha)
Yugi's mother, on his grandfather's side, makes two appearances in the original manga. The first was when she scolded Yugi for playing games when it was time to go to school. The second was at the beginning of the Dragons, Dice & Dungeons arc, where she saw Yugi off as he went out to meet Anzu and noticing that he's been talking to himself lately and worrying about it. She appeared in the anime as well, but most of her scenes were cut from the dub.
- Adapted Out: She doesn't appear in the Toei anime at all, and in the dub she was cut out except for when she meets Yugi at the hospital.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks pretty young for a woman with a teenaged son.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga she had black hair, while in the anime she had reddish hair.
- Education Mama: Her first appearance has her hitting Yugi with a frying pan for playing games with his sock drawer instead of going to school.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Both times she's seen, she's wearing an apron and wielding a ladle... which she uses to whack Yugi in the head.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Her first appearance makes her come across as this.
- Housewife: Word of God says her husband is away on a business trip, and all of her appearances in the manga have her in an apron and carrying a ladle.
- Missing Mom: In the English dub of the anime, they cut out her voiced scenes.
- Out of Focus: She only appears twice in the manga and anime, and is cut from the dub except as a background character.
- Parental Obliviousness: She notices that Yugi's been talking to himself lately, but never realizes that he's regularly been putting his life on the line with a Super-Powered Evil Side by playing deadly games, and in the manga she doesn't seem to notice or care that her father's soul is missing. In the anime, she is actually looking after Sugoroku's hospitalized body while Yugi was at Duelist Kingdom.
- Abusive Parents: Implied. The moment Anzu, Yugi and Honda try to open the door, he throws an empty bottle at them, under the apparent impression that they're Jonouchi (though it's unclear if that time he got drunk before or after his son went missing for two days). Honda figures this is why Jonouchi never invites them over...
- The Alcoholic: In his only appearance, the table he put his feet on is filled with empty bottles, one of which he throws at his son's friends when they try to visit.
Johji (ジョージ; Jyooji)
Johji is Hiroto Honda's baby nephew who wears a duck costume. Johji is a fan of Seto Kaiba and tends to show dislike Hiroto and his male friends. He is also quite precocious and hits on Anzu Mazaki. During the Death-T arc, Honda had to babysit Johji for his sister, and thus Johji had to come along for the ride.
- Adapted Out: He only appears in the manga and one video game, and none of its anime adaptations.
- Dirty Kid: He would never give up a chance to fondle Anzu's breasts.
- Dub Name Change: He appears in the Dungeon Dice Monsters video game, and in the English version they rename him to Cedric.
- Evil Nephew: As bratty as a nephew can get.
- Excrement Statement: The only time he's useful is during the Electric Chair Ride of Death, where he intentionally poops right in front of Kaiba's butler, which causes him to scream and be killed by the sound-activated electrical chairs. Only because his beloved Anzu was in danger.
- Fanboy: Of Seto Kaiba.
- Tagalong Kid: Plays this role for the protagonists during Death-T.
- The Load: Since he's a baby, he's mostly useless during Death-T and being held hostage by a serial killer didn't help things.
- Put on a Bus: Even before being Adapted Out in the first anime's take on the arc, he didn't make another appearance in the manga once it was done and over with.
- Token Evil Teammate: The kid is on their side, but is all the more willing to sell them out to save his own hide.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Played for laughs. He's just a baby and he's already obsessed with Anzu's tits and curses like a pirate.
Mr. Clown (Ｍｒ．クラウン; Misutaa Kuraun) (Mr. Otogi)
He is the true Big Bad of the Dungeon Dice Monsters/Dragons, Dice & Dungeons arc of the original manga. Before Yugi was ever born, Mr. Otogi asked Sugoroku Muto, Yugi's grandfather and a master gamer, to take him in as a disciple. After a while, they challenged each other for the ownership of the Millennium Puzzle in a Shadow Game called the Devil's Board Game. Otogi, who lost, aged 50 years in a single night as a Penalty Game, disfiguring his face horribly. Since then he desired revenge through his son Ryuji (Duke Devlin in the English anime dub), owner of the Black Clown game shop - wanting Ryuji to best Yugi at any game possible in order to claim the Millennium Puzzle as his own and become the new King of Games.
At first, he acted as a loving father, wanting Ryuji to avenge and succeed him. However, when Ryuji failed, Mr. Otogi revealed that Ryuji was born only to avenge him, and that failure only meant that the boy had no more reason to live. Fortunately enough, perhaps there's some shred of humanity left in his vengeful heart enough for him to realize how much of a jackass he's been...
He gets a short cameo appearance in the manga's sequel movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, reformed and running a cafe with his son.
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: The Devil's Board Game is a "reaching the goal" dice game that came from Egypt, imbued with Shadow Game magic. The loser will age based on the spaces they hit and how many years they bet as a result of a Penalty Game. He played this game with Yugi's grandfather, and then tries to force Yugi to play it with him.
- Abusive Dad: Much like what Gozaburo was to Kaiba, Mr. Otogi was the catalyst for Ryuji turning into the broken games prodigy he is today. There was much more emotional abuse than physical abuse, though we see some shades of this when he angrily whips Ryuji after hearing that he lost to Yugi in Four Aces, then changing his tune and apologizing right after.
- He seems to have gotten over this since the conclusion of the Dungeon Dice Monsters arc, if Ryuji happily working alongside his dad in their cafe in Dark Side of Dimension is any indication.
- Adapted Out: He doesn't appear in either anime adaptation. He finally receives an anime appearance in the manga-based movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, where Ryuji is working in the food court in the mall with him as his manager.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: He frames Yugi for the theft of DDD starter packs during its release, and during interrogation he confiscates and holds the Millennium Puzzle hostage. Yugi has to fight against his son in order to see his other self again.
- Big Bad: Of the Dragons, Dice & Dungeons arc (in the manga). While Ryuji was Yugi's primary opponent during the arc, Ryuji's father was the one who was behind everything and ultimately created the conflict in which Yugi had to re-assemble the Millennium Puzzle in a burning building.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Caring dad? "Not me!" Willingly surrenders the Millennium Puzzle? "Of course not, lemme strangle you instead!"
- The Bus Came Back: In Dark Side of Dimensions, he's reformed and now runs a cafe shop with Ryuji.
- Deceptive Disciple: Implied to be this, He challenged his master in gaming, Sugoroku Muto, to a Shadow Game-by-nature board game for the ownership of the Millennium Puzzle after believing to have gained the skills necessary to become the King of Games. This backfired on him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His reasons for revenge stem from when he and Sugoroku Moto played the Devil's Board Game, whose cursed power aged him incredibly when he lost. If Sugoroku had actually had malicious intent, this is a little justified, but they both agreed to play the game and the rules of the game are such that one's opponent has no bearing on who wins the game. Imprisoning, discrediting, and attempting to murder Sugoroku's grandson, after forcing him to play the Devil's Board Game, was clearly done out of spite.
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him Sindin the Clown.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In the manga, the "Sound Pierrot" doll sold by Yugi's grandpa from one of the very first chapters bears the exact same face as him.
- HeelFace Turn: By DSOD he's patched things up with Otogi and they run a cafe together. He now seems to be on friendly terms with Yugi and his friends, even hiring Jonouchi although he fires him for his incompetence.
- Informed Ability: We know he was Sugoroku's former disciple and raised Ryuji to be a master gamer, meaning he's at least really good at games, but he never actually gets a chance to play any during the arc. He tries to play the Devil's Board Game with Yugi, but while trying to put together the Millennium Puzzle, the puzzle's Mind Rape mechanism causes him to accidentally tip over one of the board's candles, and the building burns down before the game even gets played.
- Mind Rape: Experiences some of this when he attempts to put together the Millennium Puzzle. Luckily for him, he stopped before the Puzzle drove him insane.
- Monster Clown: If his character wasn't already screwed up enough, his appearance won't get you any sleep tonight.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After Yugi is willing to save Mr. Otogi despite what he's done to him and Ryuji, he is rendered almost speechless by the boy's kindness. So when it came down to Yugi being trapped in the burning building with the broken Millennium Puzzle, Mr. Otogi seems to have had a change of heart and pleaded for the firefighters to save the boy. Ryuji even throws in a "see what your revenge has led to, father?"
- Punny Name: The Dungeon Dice Monsters game names him Sindin the Clown, a pun on "send in the clown."
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His father's vengefulness was the driving point of Ryuji's entire story arc, much to his own pain. His hatred of Sugoroku culminates in it being directed at his grandson Yugi, willing to take the boy's life and give him the same suffering Sugoroku gave to him.
- Rousseau Was Right: As vile of a person he's shown to be throughout the arc, in the end he shows a glimpse of goodness in him when he shows genuine remorse for what he's done to his son and Yugi when he realizes things went too far. Perhaps he wasn't even that bad of a guy before Yugi's grandfather gave him that Penalty Game, just very ambitious about becoming the King of Games.
- Sad Clown: After Yugi takes the effort to save him, he becomes really gloomy and depressed rather than angry. Considering his My God, What Have I Done? moment above on top of having to just deal with his Penalty Game his entire life, it's hard to imagine him being very happy with himself any time soon.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Tries to invoke this with Ryuji and Yugi. Unfortunately for him, Ryuji didn't have the same drive to keep up with his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Villainous Breakdown: Quite a few times! When Yugi manages to find a way to break free from Ryuji's Curbstomp Battle and bring down his Dungeon Master to only one life, he interferes and smashes the Millennium Puzzle so the other Yugi's voice won't be able to reach anymore and to give Ryuji the chance to assemble the puzzle. Then much later, after the battle is finally over, he completely loses it, damns his own son for not finishing the job, and attempts to force Yugi to play the Devil's Board Game and tries to solve the Millennium Puzzle himself (this was his mistake).
- Would Hurt a Child: Was very willing to fuck up Yugi's life by playing the Devil's Board Game with him after Ryuji failed to do the job.
- Younger Than He Looks: He's in his 30's, but looks years older than Yugi's grandfather because of the Penalty Game.
- You're Nothing Without Your Millennium Puzzle: He thinks Yugi is nothing without the Millennium Puzzle giving him the expert gaming personality, and thus his son is the rightful owner to the item.
- Adapted Out: He isn't mentioned in the Toei anime at all.
- Ascended Extra: He never makes a physical appearance in the manga, and only makes a brief appearance in the anime, before appearing in person in The Dark Side of Dimensions to provide more background Ryo's character.
- Because Destiny Says So: In the anime he bought the Ring and gave it to his son because he felt Ryo was destined to have it.
- O.C. Stand-in: While a canon character, nothing of his personality was known until DSOD, and even that doesn't give much to go on.
- Second-Hand Storytelling: His role was only talked about, not seen, until the anime and DSOD.
- Skewed Priorities: In DSOD he cares so much about the Ring that even after it attacks him with shadows he begs Ryo to get it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's the reason Ryo has the Ring, and in the manga him giving Bakura the permission to build the Egyptian diorama is how the Shadow RPG occurred.
- Uncertain Doom: In DSOD he's last seen being attacked by skull-shaped shadows and not moving afterward, with the Ring explicitly killing people in the manga who were unworthy to wear it, but if the manga is any indication he lived. The dub adds to this by implying he was killed, though Ryo's line about "losing someone that day" has also been taken to mean Amane and Mrs. Bakura died on that same day.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He is the reason that Bakura has the Millennium Ring.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: He's often away with work, so Ryo has the apartment basically to himself.
- You Don't Look Like You: His appearance differs heavily between the anime and DSOD, as the manga had no frame of reference for him. His DSOD self has the basic accouterments of his anime self but with a different hair color, outfit, and style of glasses.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His anime self has dark blue hair tied in a ponytail.
A television working for ZTV and was the second villain Yami Yugi faced in the manga. He staged a bullying documentary called "Caught on Camera: School Violence" at Domino High School. He ordered his assistant Fujita to disguise himself as a student and play the role of a bully by beating up Yugi Muto on camera. However, Joey intervened and broke up the fight. The director showed up and told Fujita he could leave, explaining to Yugi that he was now the star of the documentary and will get dozens of letters from viewers sympathizing with him. Jonouchi wanted to beat up the director, but he hesitated after being reminded he was being caught on camera. The director then told his crew to stop the cameras and then attacked Jonouchi.
Later, he was challenged by Dark Yugi to a Shadow Game of dice, where if he rolled a lower or equal number to Dark Yugi's roll, he would win. The director accepted the challenge after Dark Yugi rolled a 6 and thought he automatically won because of it, but Dark Yugi insisted the game wasn't over. Wanting Dark Yugi to shut up, he threw the die at Dark Yugi's face. However, Dark Yugi had blocked the die with the Millennium Puzzle and split it in half, causing the die to land on both a 1 and a 6, adding up to 7. He faced a Penalty Game called the Mosaic Illusion where his vision would be forever censored.
- Asshole Victim: One of Dark Yugi's early victims that completely deserved what he got.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: If he had not thrown the dice at Sociopathic Hero Dark Yugi and just walked away, he wouldn't be living with pixelated vision.
- The Bully: Despite being a film director making a documentary about bullying, he's actually the true bully in it all.
- Documentary of Lies: All he cares is making money from sympathetic viewers, not the actual problem of bullying. So he stages his own extreme example of bullying to spice his documentary.
- Dub Name Change: The Dungeon Dice Monsters game changes his name to Director Lucius.
- Idiot Ball: If he had done anything but chuck the die at Yugi full-force he would have won.
- If It Bleeds, It Leads: His personal belief on what makes a successful documentary.
- Jerkass: He'll do anything for high ratings, including attacking innocent people.
- Manipulative Editing: What gives him power as a TV director.
- Mind Rape: Dark Yugi censors his vision to a film mosaic, meaning he'll see in pixels for the rest of his life.
- Smug Snake: He assumes he's already won before he rolls the die, and Yugi goading him gets him angry enough to lead to his downfall.
- Strawman News Media: The whole television studio is full of corrupt assholes. The director in particular is more concerned with hiring sexy news reporters and sensationalized violence than his integrity as a filmmaker.
Assistant DirectorA ZTV assistant director who's desperate to keep his job, he's reluctant to bully the students but does so out of fear.
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him A.D. Archie.
ZTV ProducerThe ZTV Game Show producer, he rigged the Bet A Million game against Jonouchi and was given a Penalty Game as a result. In the Toei anime his general role is given to Ryuichi Fuwa, a game show champion.
Professor YoshimoriAn old archaeologist friend of Yugi's grandpa who assists at the Domino Museum. He gets brainwashed by Shadi in the manga.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the manga, he's brainwashed by Shadi to attack Yugi's friends in order to draw the Pharaoh's personality out. In the anime, it's Honda who gets brainwashed instead.
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him Professor Jeremy Harrison.
- Implacable Man: While brainwashed. Jonouchi does everything in his power to try to knock him out or subdue him, but he never stops.
- The Tooth Hurts: He gets most of his teeth punched out by Jounouchi.
Curator KanekuraAn appraiser of rare artifacts and the former museum curator, Kanekura is more focused on the material value of artifacts than what they represent.
- Asshole Victim: In the manga after failing to tell Shadi the truth, which Ammit eats him (spiritually).
- Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks that he can sell the Millennium Puzzle until Shadi proves him wrong.
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him Adriel Wainwright.
- Greed: His Fatal Flaw. This is what does him in in Shadi's Shadow Game.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the manga, he gets Eaten Alive. In the Toei anime, he survives, but ends up a broken man.
Prisoner Number 777
The prisoner escaped from Domino City Jail with a stolen handgun after killing a guard and then held Anzu Mazaki hostage at Burger World. After blindfolding her, he told Yugi to get him Lucky Stripe cigarettes and vodka. When Anzu realized that Yugi was the one bringing the Prisoner cigarettes and vodka from the Prison's description of him, she told Yugi to stay away because it was too dangerous. Angry, the prisoner slammed her down and told her to shut up.
Yugi's distress at seeing Anzu being treated this way prompted Dark Yugi to emerge, where the Super-Powered Evil Side challenged the Prisoner to a game called the "One finger BATTLE!", a game where each player tries to take each other's life using one finger of their choosing. The prisoner aimed his gun at Yugi (right finger) and told him that he will die after he lights his cigarette. While the prisoner was pouring the vodka, Dark Yugi placed the lit lighter (right thumb) on his hand - the Russian vodka was 90% alcohol and pulling the trigger would cause the lighter to fall into the glass. As Dark Yugi leads Anzu away, the Prisoner sighs in relief, causing the cigarette to drop from his mouth and ignite the vodka, setting the convict ablaze.
- Adapted Out: Instead of him, the villain of the anime-only Burger World flashback is a perverted gym cheater with a camera, a Composite Character of Prisoner Number 777 and Kokurano.
- Asshole Victim: He's a convicted killer, whom Dark Yugi sets on fire. Nobody misses him.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In the first series Toei anime, he was actually the manager of Burger World, who at first appeared to be little more than a friendly minor character.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: In the manga, he's actually one of Dark Yugi's victims that surprisingly didn't cheat. However, in the anime, he uses his hand to remove the lighter and attempts to shoot Yugi - however, Dark Yugi gives him a Penalty Game in which he is engulfed by flames.
- Decomposite Character: In the Toei anime, his character design is given to a Red Herring and his role is given to the Burger World manager.
- Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Subverted in the Toei anime. If he had not cheated, he would have been killed as per the manga. But he gets a Mind Rape when he cheats in the anime. He was screwed either way, but cheating gave him a more lenient punishment.
- Dub Name Change: In the English Dungeon Dice Monsters video game, he's renamed to Jackpot.
- Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": In the manga, no name is given to him except "Prisoner Number 777"
- Jerkass: The first in many of Dark Yugi's jerkass victims.
- Man on Fire: Dark Yugi sets him on fire in the manga, which kills him. In the anime, he thinks he's set on fire.
- Mind Rape: He's driven insane in the anime, believing to be on fire.
- Named by the Adaptation: In the first series anime, the person who has Prisoner Number 777's design is given the name Tetsu Sasaki, whereas the Burger World manager - the real convict - is called Jiro The Spider.
- Would Hit a Girl: Not only does he take Anzu hostage, he physically assaults her.
After Yugi found out about the con and confronted the owner, he tried to covertly poison Yugi with the scorpion. As a result, Dark Yugi used a handful of change to turn the situation into a Shadow Game. While trying to avoid being stung by the scorpion, both Dark Yugi and the owner would take turns trying to take change out of the shoe with the winner being the one to take the most coins. After adding a rule that forces Dark Yugi to pay him for each coin he has should he win, the owner attempts to stab the scorpion to let him freely take all the coins. His hand gets stuck however, and it turns out that he missed the scorpion. In the end, he is stabbed by the scorpion, losing the game, and is subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.
- Adapted Out: Was not featured in either anime.
- Con Artist: Has a gang steal the expensive shoes bought by his customers so he can sell them over and over again.
- Greed: Is obsessed with money.
- Hypocrite: Claims that he would never let harm come to a pair of his shoes. Doesn't stop him from stabbing one in the Shadow Game, though.
- No Name Given: Known only as the Scorpion Shoes owner.
- Scary Scorpions: Has a pet scorpion that played a role in both his con and the Shadow Game.
- Stab the Scorpion: Attempted this when he tried to cheat. It didn't end well.
- Truth in Television: He and the extortion racket he manages are all based around a trend of robberies in Japan around the mid 1990s known as "Air Max Hunting", in where people were mugged for their top of the line Nike Air Max '95s.
- Voiced by: Koji Ishi (Toei anime)
A gang leader who used to hang out with Jounouchi during middle school, picking fights with other gangs. Due to Jounouchi's fighting abilities, Hirutani considered him a valuable member and even a Worthy Opponent. According to Honda, Jounouchi admired the guy, while Honda disliked and avoided him.
The two went to separate high schools; while Jounouchi went to Domino High School, Hirutani went to Rintama High school, and gathered new members for his gang there. However, in order to expand his group's influence, Hirutani wants his now-estranged old friend to join him again as his right hand, under any means necessary.
He appears in two short arcs in the early manga, and in one episode of the Toei anime, with said arcs condensed into a single story.
- Age Lift: He looks older in the Toei anime than in the manga.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Hirutani forces Jonouchi to join his gang by threatening to hurt his friends. When one of his Mooks beats up Yugi, Jonouchi turns on him. He tries this again in his second appearance by hanging Yugi by the neck with the Millennium Puzzle, threatening to kill him if Jou refuses. Jonouchi saves Yugi instead.
- Arc Villain: Is an antagonist for two 2-part stories in the manga.
- Arc Welding: Toei combines his two arcs together rather than seperating them. The yo-yo portion in his arc remains intact.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjects a tied-up Jonouchi to this (as "education") after Jou turns against him. Since Hirutani sends him to a place he calls "the execution grounds", it might be far from the first time he has resorted to this.
- Compressed Adaptation: Both of his stories in the manga were combined for the yo-yo episode of the first anime series.
- Electric Torture: He uses stun guns for this. Which Dark Yugi takes advantage of.
- Dub Name Change: The Dungeon Dice Monsters video game named him Diesel Kane.
- Evil Former Friend: He and Jonouchi used to be part of the same gang, but after the latter saw how much of a remorseless dick he really was, he decided he wanted nothing to do with him. Unfortunately, Hirutani still wants Jonouchi on his side, no matter what.
- Honor-Related Abuse: "Honor" being a moth-ridden and loophole filled example of gang honor gone bad. Because he and Jonouchi were once accomplices back in the day, he thinks that Jonouchi will still want to relive their violent thug days again as partners in crime. He couldn't be further from the truth.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He and his Mooks get electrocuted with the stun guns they used on Jonouchi, and later on, gets knocked off the stories high rooftop he and Jonouchi were fighting on by the yo-yos he and his gang were terrorizing people with.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: A very nasty reminder of where and what Jonouchi's past was like and what he did back in middle school. It also doesn't help that he leads a street gang and encourages them to be as brutal and surly and relentless as they want to be. As he hounds Jounouchi into high school, he threatens him two times; once by threatening to beat up everyone in his class, and the second time around when he didn't learn his lesson, by strangling Yugi. Since being kicked off of the roof of an abandoned warehouse in an attempt to kill Jonouchi with a piece of glass, we can only hope that visit to the hospital told him to leave Jounochi alone for good.
- Name of Cain: Game-only, where his name's Diesel Kane.
- School Is for Losers: By the second time he comes around, he and his gang have ditched their uniforms, implying he's dropped out.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite being filled with several thousand volts of electricity thanks to Dark Yugi's manipulation at the end of his first appearance, he returns later on to cause more trouble for Yugi and Jonouchi.
- Yandere: He's very obsessed with getting Jonouchi to join his gang again no matter the cost.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the Toei anime his hair is blue and cyan.
Street FighterA kung-fu champion who's also good at fighting games, he hates to lose and blames Yugi for it. He steals the Millennium Puzzle, but is foiled by Jonouchi, who beats him up to recover it.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A skilled but arrogant and terribly behaving thug of a martial artist who beats up anyone on a whim or slight.
- Ax-Crazy: He beats Yugi up relentlessly for "making" him lose a game.
- Bruce Lee Clone: Tries to act like one, completely with Funny Bruce Lee Noises.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the first anime, he uses a bunch of nunchakus instead of knives.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: At the receiving end of one courtesy of Jonouchi in the Toei anime.
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him Feng Long.
- Fanboy: Of Bruce Lee. Thankfully Jonouichi knocks him flat on his back for disgracing everything the Legendary Dragon has stood for.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: In the Toei anime he wears a bright red shirt with purple and blue sleeves and a bright yellow undershirt.
- Jerkass: He beats Yugi up for beating him in the fighting game they were playing.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: It's very satisfying to see Jonouchi kick his ass in both the first anime and manga.
- Named by the Adaptation: The Toei anime named him Dragon 1 after his preferred fighting game character.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a jerkish version of Bruce Lee to the point that in the manga the character he picks is named Bruce Ryu.
- No Name Given: Went unnamed in the manga.
- Shout-Out: His name, game of choice, and character of choice are an incredibly obvious reference to Street Fighter and its resident Bruce Lee Clone, Fei Long.
- Sore Loser: Beats up Yugi and steals his Millennium Puzzle because Yugi beat him at a video game.
- Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao
- Dub Name Change: The DDM game named him Tick-Tock.
- The Faceless: We only see the lower half of his face in the manga, so his true identity is never known. Averted in the Toei anime, where he's seen in full.
- Mind Rape: Is subjected to this by Yami Yugi in the Toei anime. In the manga, his only punishment was being arrested
- Dub Name Change: The Dungeon Dice Monsters game names him Egger Baldwin.
- Grumpy Old Man: How pretty much everyone describes him.
- Jerkass: He's a cheapskate, he doesn't care at all if people lost their money on his products, and he's even willing to let Mokuba and his friends harm or even kill Yugi after being paid off.
- Still Got It: Mokuba claims he was an actor once, and if true, he's still pretty good.
- Adaptation Expansion: In the manga, he appears for a 2-page spread where Anzu is defeating him at a dancing game called Super Dancer. The anime adds in an episode of him wanting revenge for his loss which leads to Yami Yugi facing him in a Duel Monsters match.
- Amazon Brigade: Most of his Duel Monsters are female.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Upon learning his opponent is Yugi, he forfeits the duel.