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This is the Character Page for characters that appear on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series of games.

(Note: Only characters that are original to the games shall be put here. Characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, from which the games are based off, can be found here and here.)

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     Player Character 

  • The Ace: For sure.
    • Cool Loser: Sometimes his skill is underestimated because of his looks.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With whoever he partners with in the Tag Force games.
  • Big Eater: Yuma’s story in Tag Force Special reveals him to be one. Taken to Extreme Omnivore levels in the first 3 Tag Force games where it is hinted that he is the only other person, asides Jaden, who likes Banner's cooking.
  • The Casanova: He can partner up with practically anyone in the game.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He once tried to put on a shirt while still wearing his hat.
  • Continuity Cameo: A Palette Swap version of him makes a brief appearance in one of the special episodes of the ZEXAL anime, along with a few other Tag Force only characters.
  • Cool Down Hug: Gives one to Haruto in Kaito’s storyline in Tag Force Special.
  • Expy: Of Red. He actually bears a striking resemblance to the older Red depicted in many fan arts.
  • Featureless Protagonist
  • Gender Bender: In Tag Force 3, the player has a female counterpart that can be seen in Bastion Misawa's ending picture. None of the other games share this female protagonist, but she essentially looks exactly like her male counterpart, but with long hair that reachers her lower back.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: His redesign for Tag Force Special features goggles on his cap.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: As a result, he is generally known by his Fan Nicknames "Hat Guy", "Red Hat", and "Konami-kun".
  • Heroic Mime: Kind of averted – other characters indicate that he does speak; we just don’t see/hear it, making him a variation of a Silent Bob.
  • Hidden Eyes: His eyes are always obscured by the brim of his hat. Whenever he is illustrated at an angle where we’d see under his hat, he is shown to also have Blinding Bangs.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: Level-Up At 2nd Heart: He can start editing his current partner's Deck after completing this point.
  • Making a Splash: Starts out with a Water deck in the first game and Tag Force 4.
  • Multicolored Hair: As seen in Zexal World Duel Carnival, fitting Yu-Gi-Oh tradition. (Or at least the Zexal tradition, as 99% of every Zexal character has two-toned hair.)
  • Nice Hat: His most defining trait.
  • Not a Date: Happens a lot, especially with Aki, with whom this has transpired multiple times. Happens with Ruka as well. Girls just like to go shopping with him apparently.
    • In Tag Force Special, Yuzu also asks him to go shopping with her but she words it in a way that makes it seem like she’s asking him out on a date. He misunderstands and she blushingly clarifies that, yes, she just wants him to go shopping with her.
  • Not a Morning Person: Some conversations in Tag Force 2 imply that he's even worse than Jaden when it comes to waking up early in the morning.
  • Robotic Reveal: In Primo's story line in Tag Force 5, he's actually a duel robot from the future that Primo brought with him but lost his memories in the process.
  • Series Mascot: He has more or less become this to Yu-Gi-Oh video games as a whole. Outside of the Tag Force series, he is also the player character in Zexal World Duel Carnival and while he isn’t necessarily the player character in the World Championship series, his outfit can be unlocked with 100% Completion in Reverse of Arcadia and Over the Nexus.
    • Going further back, both Sacred Cards and Reshef of Destruction featured a silent, hat-wearing protagonist, although in these games his hat was blue instead of the iconic red (and you can see his face, albeit as a tiny 32-bit sprite).
    • And comes to an end on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links where (given your avatars are the original anime characters) he appears as an absurdly powerful NPC that gives extra experience when you defeat him.
  • The Stoic: Comes with being a Heroic Mime. Although he does apparently speak, he displays no personality otherwise and always follows his partners’ lead in the story, giving this impression. Interestingly, he is also a Perpetual Smiler.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Sometimes the characters in stories give him this treatment. Of course he always proves them wrong.

     Game Only Characters 

Kitaki Mei (Maggie)

No Money Yayoi (Rei)

  • Army of Thieves and Whores: Tag Force 4 has her wielding the Dark Scorpions.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She's eager for a fight when provoked; and her Amazoness deck will answer in kind.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Never revealed in game, but her stronger decks drop the Amazoness monsters for a generic dark deck loaded with various effects, with it's Japanese title being "The Path That Led Me Astray."
  • Distinguishing Mark: Her correctional facility tattoo mark is heart shaped, which is weird even by Sector Security standards to have done that.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Between Tag Force 4 to Tag Force 5, her hair isn't as long as it was, preferring for a short, almost raggedy style.

Megumi Rain (Reyna)

Hideyuki Takahashi (Jaime)

^ Achilles' Heel: Can't do much without A-Counters on all of his decks.
  • Alien Tropes: Runs various Aliens of multiple species.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Just like the card game proper, Aliens don't have much of an option against decks like Gladiator Beasts or any deck that gets rid of A-Counters.

Misaki Jackal (Ida)

Naomi Oba (Naomi)

  • Crutch Character: If you can get her to join you, you can rely on her deck and monsters to help you out early game.
  • Light The Way: Uses a Lightsworn deck.
  • Does Not Like Men: Does not like men much, and really disapproves of Akiza hanging out with the player character.

Reika Hara (Bright)

Rin Kaiho (Rayna)

  • Idol Singer: Though we never hear her sing, even in the Japanese version.

Sakura Higuchi (Cherry)

  • Glass Cannon: Her aces are the Sphinx monsters, and she can quickly get them out; but her only means of doing so is using the Pyramid of Light, and she doesn't protect it as well as she should.
  • Sleepyhead: Most of her dialogue make references to her sleeping in classes.
  • The Beastmaster: She focuses on Beast-Type monsters, her ace being Theinen the Great Sphinx.

Tsan Dire (Tasha)

Yuji Kubo (Terence)

  • Boring, but Practical: His normal monster decks just utilize their powerful normal support and beat down the player. His Gemini Deck focuses on using the powerful fusion monster and gemini support cards to do the same; but with additional effects.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Most of his decks use the earth attribute, normal monsters, or Gemini Monsters.
  • Mighty Glacier: Most of his decks lack speed; requiring a tribute for draw power or just not needing to be fast.

Yasuhiko Tanaka (Simon)

  • Casanova Wannabe: In Tag Force 5, Sherry notes that his ruse of being a ladies' man is a sham and he's actually quite a manipulative jerk.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: His deck in Tag Force 5 is a Cy-Caliber deck which relies on a simple beatdown strategy using those monsters, but his spell and trap lineup are both efficient and as simple as a Gadget deck's lineup and thus can easily dismantle a player from either row.

Yukiko Umino (Kami)

Yukino Fujiwara (Wisteria)

Yuma Miyata (Yuma)


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