This is the Character Page for characters that appear on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series of games.
- 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: Yumas 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 Kaitos 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 dont 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 wed 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 shes 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 isnt 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.
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)
- Girlish Pigtails
- Rei Ayanami Expy: Odd-colored (whitish) hair? Check. Doesn't speak a lot? Check. Plays a "wierd" (Zombie-Type) strategy? Check. Opens up to the protagonist? Check.
- The Stoic
- When She Smiles: And it's very cute.
- Zettai Ryouiki: With white stockings.
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)
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's protective of Satellite residents.
- Nice Hat: Gains a hat similar to the player's in Tag Force 6.
- Your Powers Are Useless: Both herself and the opponent's if she runs a skill drain deck in Tag Force 5.
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)
- Class Representative
- Playing with Fire: Uses a burn strategy. She can use stall cards and one of her aces in Tag Force 5 is Rapid Fire Magician, using it's ability with a ton of spell cards to quickly burn away your lps.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Can conjure this on occasion.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
- Zettai Ryouiki: With black stockings.
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)
- Expy: Of Louise, minus the violent tendencies.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name
- Samurai: Her deck revolves around the Six Samurai.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
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)
- Making a Splash: Usually fights with Water-Attribute monsters, preferring to use Fish-Type decks.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Only heard in the Japanese version.
- The Ojou
- Rich Bitch: Gives off this vibe.
Yukino Fujiwara (Wisteria)
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: In the Japanese version, she even has a voice similar to Yuu Asakawa.
- Apocalypse Maiden: In Tag Force 5, her deck revolved around getting out Demise: King of Armageddon. Depending on the deck, it could also be used with Geartown to get out Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Making a Splash: In Tag Force 6, she uses a Gishki deck.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Meat buns. Not present in the international versions.
- Unexplained Accent: Somehow gets a southern accent in Tag Force 5 (or at least, her speech seems to be more of an American Southern accent).
- Zettai Ryouiki: With pink stockings.
Yuma Miyata (Yuma)
- Light The Way: She fights with Elemental Heroes of the light element.
- Name's the Same: Probably accidental, but she shares a name with another Yuma.
- Her deck in Tag Force 5 is also reminiscent of Jaden/Judai Yuki; except she focuses on Elemental Hero: The Shining.
- The Pollyanna: She's quite the cheerful character even in duels.