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A list of the Loads and Loads of Characters in the Fan Fiction series Yu-Gi-Oh! Forever.

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     The Team 

Yugo Muto

The lead protagonist and only son of famous duelist Yugi Muto. Following in his father's footsteps, he wields the legendary Dark Magician strategy, even though he's been nursing a years-old inferiority complex regarding his father's fame.

Seta Kaiba

The son of Seto Kaiba and successor to the Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategy. His rivalry with Yugo is fierce but friendly, a huge moving away from their fathers' past rivalry.

Jenna Wheeler

The daughter of Joey Wheeler and, predictably, one of Yugo's closest friends. Like her father before her, she wields the power of the Red-Eyes Black Dragon.

Kyo Bakura

The son of Ryou Bakura, and one of the voices of reason for Yugo's group. He uses an Archlord deck strategy.

Miki Taylor

Jenna's cousin, who moves to Domino City with her parents shortly after Seta arrives there. Her deck strategy revolves around a Knight theme.
  • Action Girl
  • Badass Adorable: Becomes this over time.
  • Berserk Button: For someone who's quite possibly the sweetest of the main characters, there are a few things that will set her off. These include being underestimated or treated as a weakling and persons who express suicidal thoughts in her hearing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Regina Brissett has one of her monsters' attacks throw Miki through a wall. The response? Miki hurls a brick into Regina's face, scaring the crap out of the other girl in the process.
  • The Chick / Kid-Appeal Character
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She doesn't react well when Jenna hints at being suicidal during her Heroic BSoD, bitch-slapping her and threatening even deeper violence if Jenna doesn't snap out of it. It works.
  • Graceful Loser: Lampshaded by Yugo in Chapter 55, after Miki gives Jenna reassurances following her loss to the latter in the Intercontinental tournament.
    Yugo: Miki's certainly graceful, even in defeat.
  • The Ingenue: At first.
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's one of the younger characters among the duelists in this story, but she wields the power of several mighty monsters, including the Silent Swordsman series (which have varying effects revolving around negating Magic/Spell card effects).

    Acquaintances and Allies 

Blaze Redman

A world-renowned duelist who is famous for using Fire-attribute monsters. Has an ongoing rivalry with Wade Ocean.

Wade Ocean

Blaze Redman's chief rival, famous for his Water-attribute monsters and in particular his "Umi" style.
  • Big Eater: Says as much in Chapter 265 to Luke and David, who are arguing with each other over who can eat more.
    I can eat twice what you two can eat combined!
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: His deck theme includes this.
  • Making a Splash
  • Manly Tears: When explaining how his sister died.
  • Memento Macguffin: Wade's cards serve as a reminder to him of his sister, who was a marine biologist before her death. The cards themselves were given to him by his mentor, Mako Tsunami, who is still very much alive.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He's usually quite jovial and friendly, and is frequently smiling. Sure, he has his serious moments, but nothing completely beyond what one would expect of anybody. So any time he starts displaying a murderous attitude (as seen during his first duel, after Blaze destroys his Enchanting Mermaid), it will be noticed.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Marcus and Flora.
  • Stepford Smiler: Revealed to be one in the first arc. Wade himself comments on it in Chapter 13, while explaining about his sister's death.
    Wade: Is it any wonder why I'm so jovial all the time? Because I carry such a burden on my back, a burden I never want anyone else to have to experience even for a moment...
  • They Do: With Blaze.

Flora Green

A duelist who utilizes a combination of Insect-type and Plant-type monsters.

Marcus Ironside

A duelist who specializes in Machine-type monsters.

Shigeo Tatsunoko

A duelist who specializes in Ninja-themed monsters. He develops a rivalry with Miki.

Raven Pegasus

The adopted son of Maximillion Pegasus, and Honey Pegasus' older biological brother. Unlike his father, his deck strategy revolves around the Different Dimension strategy.

Honey Pegasus

Pegasus' adopted daughter and Raven's biological younger sister. Taking a page from her adopted father's book, she utilizes a deck strategy based on his legendary Toon monsters.

Malachi Jordan

The British Intercontinental champion, and the main antagonist of the Intercontinental Arc. He experienced Defeat Means Friendship, but never made a complete Heel–Face Turn.

Miriam Jordan

Malachi Jordan's younger sister and the sole female in their specific group of True Companions. Her deck strategy revolves around the use of Magic/Spell cards, both to prevent opponents from attacking and to drain their life points.
  • The Alcoholic: Shown during her dinner meeting with Pegasus in the Intercontinental arc; Pegasus muses to himself that it must be because of the Jordan siblings' Dark and Troubled Past. However, this trait never shows up again for the rest of the series following Malachi's Defeat Means Friendship at Yugo's hands.
  • BFG: Her Wave Motion Cannon card.
  • Goth: She dresses the part.
  • Official Couple: With Luke.
  • Parental Abandonment: Shared with Malachi.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has a burn-scar on the back of her neck, given to her by Abel Drake when she and Malachi were drafted into the Lightbearer cult. She shows it to Pegasus in Chapter 60, while outlining her story.

Luke Jericho

One of Malachi's personal entourage, Miriam's boyfriend and David's older brother. He utilizes a Rock-themed deck.

David Jericho

One of Malachi's personal entourage and Luke's younger brother. He utilizes a Beast-Warrior deck.

Jillian Uriah

A 17-year-old girl who has been employed as a bodyguard despite her young age, and at the time of her debut is appointed as Seta Kaiba's personal bodyguard. Her deck strategy revolves around the famous Guardian monsters.


A computer program with sentience, introduced just prior to the start of the JUDAS arc. She's initially found by Miki one afternoon while wandering around the internet, and is (reluctantly) accepted by Kaiba after proving her capabilities as a super-computer program.
  • Artificial Human: She is able to take on the appearance of a transparent humanoid in order to interact with people outside of the computer system.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After her introduction, she's reduced to a relatively minor role providing tidbits of information to help the protagonists during the JUDAS arc, but otherwise doesn't play a much larger role in the story after that. Until Tokyo Dome, where Kaiba uses her as an anti-virus program to stop the Zodiacs' Take Over the World plot.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Her name is an acronym for Genetic Interface Network Android.
  • Magical Computer

Janus Yuki

One of the two people in Forever who canonically defeat Yugo, and a second-year student in the Osiris/Slifer Red dorm at Duel Academy. He is also the son of Jaden Yuki and Alexis Rhodes, and wields his father's Elemental Hero deck with astonishing proficiency.

Natasha Truesdale

One of Janus's Osiris Red classmates, she's got a bad reputation as one of the worst duelists among the students of Duel Academy. She's one of those students who get to enter the Dueltropolis tournament as a course requirement.

Ricardo Misawa

Another of Janus's friends who enters Dueltropolis to get his grade, he's in the Ra Yellow dorm at Duel Academy.

    Supporting Characters 
This list consists primarily of the parents of the main characters, unless otherwise indicated. Most if not all of these characters were main characters in their earlier respective canon series; here, they've been Demoted to Extra for the most part. Tropes listed here concern their characterization specific to this fanfic; for more tropes from their previous series, see the relevant character pages.

Yugi Muto

The previous protagonist of the canon Yu-Gi-Oh! series, and here the retired former Duel Monsters world champion. At the beginning of the story Yugi has been raising his son Yugo as a single father, with assistance from his mother (Yugo's grandmother) who lives with them. Yugi works as an archaeologist, historian and researcher alongside Ryou Bakura.

Seto Kaiba

The well-known business mogul from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, he's still the CEO of Kaibacorp in this story's time-line, as well as being a single father who's been raising his 16-year-old son Seta for quite some time prior to the start of the time-line proper, and he's also a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee. The years have given him some much-needed Character Development from his younger days, though he's still recognizable as the Kaiba we all know and love (or hate).

Grandma Muto

Yugi's mother and Yugo's grandmother. She's residing with her son and grandson to give them support.

Joey Wheeler

Yugi's best friend from the original series, and his next-door neighbor in this story's continuity. He's married to Mai Valentine, is Jenna's father, and is Tristan's brother-in-law.

Mai Wheeler (nee Valentine)

Joey's wife, Jenna's mother, and Serenity and Tristan's sister-in-law. She's the voice of reason in the Wheeler household.
  • Happily Married: To Joey.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Early in the story, both Yugo and Kyo are lusting after her briefly, and Joey has to remind them she's already accounted for.
  • Only Sane Woman: Especially around Joey and Tristan.

Tristan Taylor

Miki's father and Jenna's uncle, he remains one of Yugi's close friends. He's also in business together with his wife Serenity and their other friend Duke Devlin.

Serenity Taylor (nee Wheeler)

Joey's little sister is now also Tristan's wife, Miki's mother and Mai's sister-in-law. Like Mai, she acts as a voice of reason for her brother and husband.
  • Action Girl: She's quite a bit more action-oriented here than in the original series, though she's still not a duelist.
  • Happily Married: To Tristan.

Ryou Bakura

No longer the recognizable Butt-Monkey of the canon series, Ryou Bakura here is an archaeologist and researcher alongside Yugi Muto. His family relations are...complicated, judging from his very different interactions with his two sons.
  • I Have No Son!: Had this attitude regarding Jan after the latter's Face–Heel Turn.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Toward Jan. As the latter reveals during his second confrontation with Kyo, this was because Jan's physical appearance reminded Ryou too much of the spirit of the Millennium Ring, leading to him treating Jan very coldly (albeit subtly so) in the past.

Téa Bakura (nee Gardner)

Wife to Ryou and mother to Kyo and Jan (before the latter changed his surname to Shimizu). Like Serenity and Mai, she acts as a voice of reason, although not to her own husband—but rather to Joey and Tristan.

Maximillion Pegasus

Everybody's favorite childish (or not) card-game creator from the original series. Here, he's also the head of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee, as well as the adopted father of Raven and Honey Pegasus, whose birth parents were close friends of his prior to their deaths in a plane crash.
  • Agent Peacock: A bit more proactive in this story's continuity than how we remember him from canon.
  • Anime Hair: Still the way we remember it, although it's not styled to cover up his injured eye this time; he's got an eye-patch for that now.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he still loves his Funny Bunny cartoons and acts like a big kid (to the point that in Eternal, he plays with Funny Bunny action figures when he's supposed to be working). However, this same man is capable of cowing a member of the Zodiacs by threatening him with just his words.
  • Honest Corporate Executive
  • Papa Wolf: He'd much rather sic his Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon on you than let either of his kids be mauled to death, thank you very much.
  • Stepford Smiler: For a different reason this time around—he feels a deep sense of responsibility for Raven and Honey, as he'd promised their parents (prior to their deaths) that he would care for the children if anything happened to the parents. When Raven's sent to the infirmary following his duel with Malachi in the Intercontinental tournament, Pegasus has a Heroic BSoD, as he feels he's failed in keeping that promise.

Duke Devlin

Many years after the end of the original canon series, Duke Devlin has become a business partner alongside Tristan Taylor in their own corporation, Devlin and Taylor. He's also a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.
  • Ascended Extra: He's given a somewhat bigger role in this story as opposed to the main canon. Granted, it does take place long after the main series has ended.

Marik Ishtar

The former leader of the Rare Hunters from the first canon series, Marik in this story serves as Yugo's primary ally during the JUDAS arc, supplying him with a place to stay and sage advice, as well as rare cards to spruce up his deck.
  • The Atoner: A case where his previous Karma Houdini status is revoked—he's serving a suspended sentence with the stipulation that he cannot travel outside of Cairo for a certain period of time.
  • Happily Adopted: He has a daughter, Mariska, who he adopted after her parents died in a boating accident.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's Seta's uncle. This is a case where both characters are aware of the fact, but The Reveal is made to the reader.
  • Training from Hell: He subjects Yugo and Seta to this, in terms of teaching them special strategies geared toward effecting a One-Hit KO during duels.

Alexis Rhodes-Yuki

The wife of Jaden Yuki and mother of Janus, vice-principal of the central Duel Academy, and a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.

Zane Truesdale

A member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee. When first introduced, he doesn't have a very good relationship with his two children, due to events in their shared past.

Dr. Vellian Crowler

The head of the Obelisk Blue boys' dorm at Duel Academy.

Vivian Wong

Previously a contender in the KC Grand Prix in the original series, she has since become a member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee.
  • Ascended Extra: The KC Grand Prix was a filler arc in the first Yu-Gi-Oh series, and by extension Vivian was a filler character.
  • Footsie Under the Table: Pulls this on Blaze on one occasion prior to Dueltropolis.

Zigfried von Schroeder

A member of the Duel Monsters World Tournament Committee, and now a good guy after his Heel–Face Turn in the previous anime canon. He's also the creator of the Adventure Monsters game, which he introduces during the eponymous arc (the one before Dueltropolis).

The main antagonists of the JUDAS arc, this group consists of persons who believe (justifiably or not) that society or specific individuals have betrayed them in one way or another, and have come together to get revenge for said betrayals. The core group consists of seven individuals who wield the power of the revived Millennium Items and wear robes corresponding to the Roy G Biv color scheme; they have at their disposal a gang of Mooks who wear brown robes.

Keisuke Odachi

The Big Bad of the JUDAS arc, he is the leader of the eponymous cult-like organization and harbors a grudge against the Muto family. He possesses the power of the revived Millennium Puzzle, which basically gives him the ability to draw just the right card during duels, and he also controls copies of the revived Egyptian God cards.

Jude Lassiter

A former lawyer for Kaibacorp, who attempted to use certain information against Kaiba for his own profit and was fired for it; as a result, he joined JUDAS to get revenge. He wields the power of the revived Millennium Rod, with which he has the power of Mind Control.
  • Amoral Attorney: When he was still employed to Kaibacorp. It's revealed that the Zodiacs had bribed him to blame Kaiba for the spate of virus attacks they instigated against various companies to steal their secrets.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Blackmail: Attempted this against Kaiba and was sued and then fired for it, leading to him joining JUDAS to get revenge. What he was trying to blackmail Kaiba about is revealed in the Dueltropolis arc, specifically in Chapter 186 namely, Seta's role in the Zodiacs' operations as Ophiuchus the Imperial; also see Amoral Attorney above.
  • The Dragon: To Odachi.
  • Mind Control
  • People Puppet: He can turn people into this with the Millennium Rod.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When he invokes his Superpowered Evil Side, his previously bald head gets covered in spiky black hair.
  • Rainbow Motif: He wears a blue robe.

Abel Drake

A former historian who was ridiculed by his peers for proclaiming that magic was actually used to fight wars in ancient Egypt (sound familiar?) He wound up joining JUDAS, but also led his own cult called the Lightbearers on the side. He wields the revived Millennium Key, which allows him to unlock people's memories and shuffle them around as he wishes. Word of God gives his physical description as akin to Orochimaru, albeit with a more normal skin tone and different hair color.

Michael Bronte

One of JUDAS's more bloodthirsty high-rankers, and the youngest of the seven, he wields the power of the Millennium Ring, which he uses to home in on the other Millennium Items. His deck strategy revolves around the Dark Scorpions.

Judith Skye

The token female among JUDAS's higher-ranking members, but far from the only girl in the group, she wields the power of the Millennium Necklace, which allows her to see both the past and the future. Additionally, she uses Harpie Lady monsters in her deck strategy.

Bernard Stone

One of the older members of JUDAS, and one of the more patient members of the high-ranking members. He wields the Millennium Scale, which allows him to weigh the heart of an individual against the Feather of Truth in order to gauge their honesty, and specializes in Trap cards.

Jonathan Maxell

One of the crueler members of JUDAS's seven leading figures, he bears a serious grudge against Flora Green's family, and later against Marcus Ironside. He wields the Millennium Eye, which allows him to read minds and predict his opponent's strategies.

Jan Shimizu

Kyo's estranged older brother, he left home and changed his last name several years before the start of the series. Eventually, he joined up with JUDAS, becoming one of their more elite members.

Vladimir Draxton

A member of JUDAS with a serious grudge against Marcus Ironside.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: And very, very angry and bitter.
  • Freudian Excuse: Several years prior, his village was razed by military troops. The reason he's angry with Marcus is that Marcus's troops, who were staying in the village at the time, fled the scene of battle and left the villagers behind.

Rodney and Reggie Rex

Two brothers who are lower-ranking members of JUDAS, they duel in a tag-team style with Reptile and Dinosaur-type monsters.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Reggie's half of the brothers' dueling strategy.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Reggie has a dual-scar over his right eye, but the eye itself is functional.
  • I Have No Son!: The brothers came from a rich family; however, they were disowned because their relatives looked down on Duel Monsters, seeing it as being below their moneyed lifestyle. The disowning is the reason the Rexes joined JUDAS.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Rodney's half of the brothers' dueling strategy.

Samantha Redman

Blaze Redman's adopted mother, previously thought to be dead but later turning up alive as a member of JUDAS. She wields an Amazoness deck.
  • Amazon Brigade: Her deck strategy. (Though as of this update, the writer confesses that if he were to do a reboot of the story, she would get a Kill It with Fire deck instead, in the form of the Volcanic archetype, as a nod to her past as a firefighter.)
  • Broken Pedestal: For Blaze. It's later revealed that Samantha's fire chief being this led to her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a scar on her back that she got while trying to put out a fire during her days as a firefighter. The fire chief was the arsonist.

    The Zodiacs 
A global organization with ties to all known governments and enough firepower to start their own world war if they ever felt like it. They serve as the main antagonist group of the Dueltropolis arc. The name of the organization also refers specifically to its special strike-force of twelve duelists (led by Zander Zabel) who infiltrate the Dueltropolis tournament. Each of the twelve has a Meaningful Name and a corresponding deck strategy. Their characterization was based on the Gung-ho Guns from Trigun.

Master Orion

The Big Bad of the Dueltropolis arc and, as it eventually turns out, of the entire series. Only those who are closest to him in the organization, like his personal butler and Zander Zabel, know who he is behind the shadows that frame his face, or underneath the hooded cloak he wears whenever he goes out...
  • Ascended Extra: Revealed to be this once he unveils his true identity.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a black overcoat in Chapter 300.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: A red suit with matching tie, accompanying the above-mentioned Badass Longcoat.
  • The Chessmaster: Set his plans for world domination into motion from as far back as before the time-line of the canon series. Even his actions during the Virtual World filler arc in the first series' anime adaptation played a pivotal role in his overall plans.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not above personally putting a bullet into the protagonists as a back-up measure in case his main mode of executing his overall plan fails. Also, his soldiers will shoot anyone who attempts to resist them, once he gives the word.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: He's got several, one of the most prominent of which is a battleship-submarine that's armed to the teeth with high-tech weaponry to start war on a fairly decent scale.
  • You Have Failed Me: Done through Zander to any of the Zodiacs who have been eliminated from Dueltropolis.

Zander Zabel/"Capricorn the Blitzflash"

He is a leading figure in the Zodiac organization during the Dueltropolis arc, and the head of the similarly-named strike-force of twelve duelist assassins sent to infiltrate the eponymous tournament. He holds a particularly deep grudge against Seta due to events that took place prior to the start of the story. As his code-name indicates, he utilizes Thunder-type monsters, but also wields forged copies of the Destiny Hero deck archetype.

Stephen Ingram/"Cancer the Scourge"

First mentioned during the Kaibacorp Challenge Cup arc as a bully who destroyed a painting meant for Kyo's mother just for giggles, he's revealed in person at the start of the Dueltropolis arc over 200 chapters later. As per his Zodiac code-name, his deck centers on "virus corruption" through the use of cards such as Crush Card Virus and Deck Devastation Virus.

Cassius Princeton/"Scorpio the Venom"

Son of famous Duel Academy student Chazz Princeton. He was a proud Obelisk Blue student before Principal Jaden Yuki changed the acadmey's structure to make all students spend two mandatory years in Osiris/Slifer Red, then two in Ra Yellow before spending the final two years in Obelisk Blue. Of course, being an elitist, Cassius bears a grudge against the Yuki family because of this; Zander used this to convince him to join the Zodiacs. He wields a strategy focusing on the Dark Scorpion monster strategy.

Regina Brissett/"Sagittarius the Vermillion"

The first Zodiac to engage any of the duelists in the Dueltropolis tournament. She loves to fight and will kill anyone if she feels like it. Her deck strategy focuses on the use of Amazoness monsters.

Angel Snow/"Virgo the Zephyr"

A classmate of Janus Yuki's in the Ra Yellow dorm. She wields the power of the Harpie Lady monsters, as per her epithet.

Kyle Welling/"Taurus the Gamekeeper"

A member of the twelve-man strike team who dresses in green and wears a ninja-like mask.

James Truesdale/"Aries the Everstrong"

A high-ranking Obelisk Blue student at Duel Academy, Zane Truesdale's son and Natasha Truesdale's older brother. However, he holds both his father and sister in contempt, and looks down on duelists weaker than himself. He wields an Exodia strategy (without using Exodia Necross, unlike Jude Lassiter).
  • Aloof Big Brother
  • Blood Knight
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Natasha's Abel.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He screams at an absent Zane (who's watching via video-camera feed), expressing his deeply-repressed rage at his father for making him put aside his grief at his mother's death in childbirth while delivering Natasha.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: A natural result of him wielding Exodia. On orders from Master Orion, he seeks out Victor Greaves and Chris Gear to silence them in case they might reveal information about the Zodiacs following their disqualification from Dueltropolis. When he finds them, they realize what he’s there for and summon their ace monsters to defend themselves. James, in turn, coolly summons Exodia the Forbidden One—an Eldritch Abomination which guarantees an instant win in the Duel Monsters game. Cue Oh, Crap! expressions from Victor and Chris before the curb-stomping commences.
  • Freudian Excuse: And a painful one it is.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Natasha when they duel in the Dueltropolis tournament.
  • Red Baron: Aside from his Zodiac epithet, he's also known as the "Dueling Emperor" of Duel Academy, by virtue of his Exodia strategy.
  • The Resenter: Toward his father and sister.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Snidely dismisses Yugo as a worthy opponent, even when they're slated to fight each other during the second round of Dueltropolis. Apparently, nobody told him that Yugo had previously won the Kaibacorp Challenge Cup and the Intercontinental tournament.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one while revealing his back-story as well as the reason why he's The Resenter.

Forrest Wiles/"Leo the Wildmaster"

A member of the Zodiacs who specializes in Beast-type monsters. He was previously a world-class duelist with a notorious lecherous reputation toward women.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: For Jillian, in Chapter 213.
  • Anything That Moves
  • The Casanova
  • Just Toying with Them: He does this during his duel with Jillian in Chapter 214. note  Unfortunately, because he toys with her instead of finishing her off at the first opportunity, he loses.

Felix Sanchez/"Libra the Blackjack"

A member of the Zodiacs whose deck strategy revolves around a gambling theme. He is also the national Duel Monsters champion in his native Spain.
  • Being Evil Sucks: The reason for his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Freudian Excuse: As he reveals in his back-story, he felt immense pressure from his family to take up their bullfighting tradition, even though he himself had no interest in the sport. The one time he participated, he was horribly injured and subsequently left home in shame.
  • Friendly Enemy
  • The Gambler: His deck consists mainly of cards whose effects involve coin tosses or dice rolling, as befits his Zodiac epithet.
  • Scars Are Forever: He retains the scars he got from his ill-fated bullfighting attempt.

Chris Gear/"Gemini the Strife"

A member of the Zodiacs who uses two dueling strategies together—the Ancient Gears monster set in combination with a life-point restoration strategy.

Victor Greaves/"Aquarius the Tombstone"

A member of the Zodiacs who uses Zombie-type monsters and scare tactics to intimidate his opponents.

Laurel Strong/"Pisces the Coldblood"

A member of the Zodiacs, and the second one to fight in Dueltropolis. She wields a combined Dinosaur and Reptile deck strategy.

"Ophiuchus the Imperial"

The unofficial thirteenth member of the Zodiacs' dueling team, and the one designated to bear the organization's strongest monsters, copies of the Sacred Beast cards that were sealed underneath Duel Academy. Their purpose for infiltrating Dueltropolis is to make it possible to revive Ophiuchus to fighting form by reawakening his personality within a microchip implanted in Seta Kaiba's brain stem.


A computer virus created by the Zodiac organization originally to serve as an information thief for Kaiba Corp.

    Characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! Eternal 

Jaden Yuki

The principal of the central Duel Academy. Mentioned several times but never actually seen during Forever, he becomes a regular supporting character in Eternal, where he's quite controversial for having changed the former hierarchical structure of Duel Academy to create a sense of equality amongst the school's three dorms.

Drake Phoenix

Janus' primary rival in Eternal, he's the son of Aster Phoenix and the successor to the family's fortune and his father's Destiny Hero deck.

Cassara Blackstone

A classmate of Janus' who often gets exasperated with his screwball antics. She later becomes the student editor of the school paper.

Jiro Burger

An Osiris Red student who utilizes the Six Samurai deck archetype. Initially starts out hostile to Janus, but soon becomes part of Janus's Five-Man Band.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Or a Vitriolic Best Buds relationship with Janus, at least.
  • Freudian Excuse: His grandfather, who spent years establishing himself as an able construction worker, lost his job to a less skilled but more "naturally gifted" co-worker, and was Driven to Suicide as a result—and Jiro had the misfortune of finding his grandfather's body after the fact. This turned him into a very bitter kid, as he blamed "geniuses" for contributing to his grandfather's death.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: He defies this trope as much and as often as he can.
  • Never Heard That One Before: His surname comes from his father's side of the family, thank you very much.
  • The Resenter: Toward "gifted" or "naturally talented" people, and Janus by extension, at least when first introduced. He loosens up after experiencing Defeat Means Friendship.
  • Samurai: His Six Samurai deck.

Vasha Morrison

One of the elite students of Obelisk Blue and the resident queen bee of the student body. Has a rivalry with Cassara.

Calhoun Vincente

Another elite Obelisk Blue student and the resident Jerk Jock. He's Vasha's boyfriend.

Blair Flannigan

In the original Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, she was a recurring character with a crush on Jaden. Here, she's a teacher at Duel Academy who's a hit with her students because of, well, non-scholarly reasons.

Jewel Duelist

A mysterious duelist who dresses in a hooded jacket with a mask that covers the lower half of her face. She possesses the power of the Crystal Beasts and uses her dueling abilities to fight crime.

Park Fletcher

The Big Bad of the Duel Academy Takeover arc, he was a former teacher who resigned due to disagreements over Jaden Yuki being appointed principal of the institute. Since that time, he'd been operating from the shadows, waiting for his opportunity to overthrow Principal Yuki's administration.

Miguel Beaumont

A former Duel Academy instructor who quit alongside Park Fletcher because he disagreed with Jaden Yuki's new policies for restructuring the Duel Academy hierarchy.

Yanique McKenzie

A former Duel Academy instructor who quit alongside Park Fletcher in defiance of Jaden Yuki's appointment as principal of the institution.

Gabriel Roman

A past Duel Monsters World Champion, he retired from dueling after an unfortunate (and unrevealed in-story) incident. Drake Phoenix seeks him out as a potential member of his House of Cards, and Gabriel agrees, albeit reluctantly (as Drake is using blackmail to coerce him).

Aster Phoenix

Drake and Jessica Phoenix's father and Jaden Yuki's old rival, though the years have given him some much-needed Character Development.

Karen Phoenix

Drake and Jessica's mother, and Aster's wife. An originally-created character, she has a deep-seated hatred for Duel Monsters and anyone who plays it, only barely tolerating her children's indulgence in it.
  • Berserk Button: The Duel Monsters game itself.
  • Freudian Excuse: Although the reason why she hated Duel Monsters never got explained before Eternal's eventual cancellation, supplementary material says it's because her brother abandoned her to devote himself totally to playing the game on a professional level. Consequently, she believes that duelists are only wasting their money, time and lives on a pointless activity.
  • The Resenter: As explained above.

    The House of Cards 
Drake Phoenix's Quirky Miniboss Squad, who appear primarily during the Phoenix Herald Crown arc in Eternal. The group consists mainly of Pro-League duelists who did not appear in the Dueltropolis tournament due to their contractual obligations; consequently, Drake has them participate in his tournament ostensibly to make up for their lack of invitation at Dueltropolis. (Real Life Writes the Plot with this group—they all sport deck archetypes that were either not fully developed or had not yet been created or officially released at the time Forever was written.)

Jessica Phoenix

Drake's twin sister and the vice-president of the House of Cards. She wields a Frog deck archetype.

Reno Dawkins

The previous World Champion before Seta Kaiba. He specializes in high-level Dragon-type monsters.

Usagi Saiou

A duelist who is also famous as a fortune-teller. She utilizes the Arcana Force deck archetype.

Buck Morgan

Famous as the dueling wonder of the Southern United States. He wields a Venom deck archetype.

Alyx Brodie

The daughter of Yu-Gi-Oh GX character Axel Brodie, and a mercenary like her father before her. She wields a Volcanic deck archetype, as he did in the previous series.

Diane Chill

Known as the "Ice Princess" of dueling, she fights using an ice-themed deck.

Gaston Altair

France's Duel Monsters champion, who wields a Lightsworn deck strategy.

Caleb Link

The previous Intercontinental champion before Malachi Jordan. He uses a deck which focuses on chaining card effects together.

Kent West

A duelist who is famous for his use of the Cu'Chulainn deck archetype.

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