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    Seven Barian Emperors 
The Seven Barian Emperors are the leaders of the Barian world, and are its greatest warriors and generals. The Barian world is an alien realm at war with the Astral world, but due to both being energy worlds they have taken to using brainwashed mooks in the human world to further the destruction of the Astral world.

In truth, they were once humans. Each of the Legendary Numbers is related to one of them due to them being near the areas where Astral sealed the numbers away. They were reincarnated into Barians by Don Thousand because of this. The Barian World itself used to be one with the Astral World, but was separated from it when the Astrals attempted to expel chaos from their world in order to Rank-Up.

  • Affably Evil: Most of them come off as decent people despite being villains. Vector's the exception. Of course, it helps that they were decent folk in their past lives.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated
  • Aliens Steal Cable: Girag spends a lot of time watching TV.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Their hearts (or at least, Vector's heart) appear to be a small cluster of crystals.
  • Boomerang Bigot: They have very low opinions when it comes to mankind borne from how poorly their lives as humans turned out.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Bariarphose!"/"Go Barian Battlemorph!
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Each Emperor has a color that matches them. Best shown in episode 124 when the seven appear as lights and the color that glows when they state their names.
    • Durbe: White
    • Girag: Green
    • Alito: Red
    • Mizael: Yellow
    • Vector: Purple
    • Merag: Light Blue
    • Nasch: Blue
  • Determinator: All Seven Emperors are this and it's part of why they live in Barian World since the desire and determination to live comes with the power of chaos.
  • Dying as Yourself: All of them revert to their original human forms after being defeated and absorbed.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: None of the other Barians like Vector. Alito was contemptuous when Vector failed the first time.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Their voices are notably lower after reverting to their true forms. Especially Vector on his first Barian appearance.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Their human forms are forms they involuntarily take while on Earth. While in human form the total power they can wield is limited, requiring the use of special Barian Sphere Fields in order to revert to their true forms and regain their full power. Oddly, however, Durbe was able to revert to his original form without a Sphere Field once Shark repaired his Baria Lapis, though this only seems to apply in the ruins where the Legendary Numbers are.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: They are able to do this. As shown in the first opening and episode, their glowing eyes are also Colour-Coded for Your Convenience. Later episodes have their eyes glow pink.
  • Go Out with a Smile: All of them.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Their hideout is a bar titled "BARian".
  • Masks of Power: They appear to have these at first glance, but it simply what their faces look like.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Thanks to Don Thousand when he initially reincarnated them.
  • More Than Mind Control: Don Thousand mixes this with Laser-Guided Amnesia to manipulate them.
  • No Mouth: In their Barian forms.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The Chaos to Astral World's Order.
  • Past-Life Memories: Each of the Barian Emperors recalls their past human lives when they encounter their respective ruins.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Quirky is definitely one of the words to describe them. At least, until Mizael arrives.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: They are the seven emperors who rule the Barian world.
  • Sense Freak: Much like Astral they have never tasted physical food before, therefore are overwhelmed at the sense of taste.
  • Signature Move: Rank-Up-Magic - The Seventh One, a Spell that allows them to summon their Over-Hundred Number from the Extra Deck and then immediately use it to call out its Chaos form.
  • Stellar Name: They're named for the stars in the Big Dipper; Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Alioth, Mizar, Megrez, and Alkaid (also known as Benetnasch).
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Their ultimate goal is... to keep their world from being destroyed by destroying that of their opponent. Astral World shares the same goal with the same reasoning.
  • Was Once a Man: They all were once human who were killed in their previous lives via some accident, battle, or betrayal, and then reincarnated as Barians.

    Nasch (Nash) 
Click here to see his Barian form (spoilers) 
The Seventh One

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (JP), Gary Mack (EN)

"And I am the one who leads the Seven Barian Emperors — Nasch!"

One of two Barian Emperors said to be missing. According to Vector, they just disappeared some time ago, and he speculates they are in the human world. The one image of Nasch shown featured him sat on a throne, and his silhouette resembled Shark's. At one point, Durbe used his name while he was trapped in the human world. Stated by Durbe to have been the leader of the seven when he was around. While Durbe believes Shark and Rio are Nasch and Merag, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. He is the owner of No. 101: Silent Honor's ARK Knight, and by extension, CNo. 101: Silent Honor's DARK Knight.

For tropes applicable to his human form, see Main Characters > Ryoga Kamishiro

  • All Your Powers Combined: Chaos Xyz: King of Hope Barian can use the effects of all the Over-Hundred Chaos Numbers once per turn.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader and the most powerful of the Barian Emperors
  • Back from the Dead: Silent Honor's DARK Knight's ability allows it to revive itself.
  • Badass Cape: Only Emperor to have one.
  • Black Knight: Silent Honor's DARK Knight.
  • Cool Ship: No.101: Silent Honors ARK Knight.
  • Create Your Own Hero: All the help he gave Yuma at the start of the second season created a duelist mentally strong enough to oppose him and the other Barian Emperors again and again.
  • Determinator: No matter how hard Vector tried to escape from him and send him into despair during their duel, he never gives up and defeats Vector. And then he does it the second time around too.
  • Evil Counterpart: Chaos Xyz King of Hope Barian to Number 39: King of Wishes, Hope.
  • A Father to His Men: Heavily implied by how much losing them affects him and it's the reason Shark embraces his past life as Nasch.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His Over-Hundred Number's name is written on the card as S H ARK Knight. In other words, ShARK Knight.
  • The Magic Poker Equation: His Barian's Chaos Draw seems to effectively be the Barian version of Shining Draw. He's also the only one to use it to draw a card other than The Seventh One.
  • Meaningful Name: The subtle differences in Barian's Japanese name puts it at odds with Hope. While both their names are pronounced exactly the same, the translation makes Hope the King of Wishes, while Barian the King of Aspirations.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being unable to save any of his comrades during his duel with Vector as a human.
  • Odd Name Out: Compared with the other Emperors, whose names can be easily associated with one of the Big Dipper's stars, Nasch is a bit of an oddity. It is derived from the star Alkaid's alternate name, Benetnasch.
  • Rage Helm: His crown is a minor example - it gives him a perpetual deep frown, in contrast to the other Barians who make a more varied range of facial expressions. This is probably to emphasize his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Merag is killed and absorbed by Vector, Nasch breaks free from his prison and heads to the Barian World while yelling Vector and Don Thousand's names.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Due to the fact that Astral World seeks Barian World's destruction, Shark chooses to lead the battle against them in order to protect his men who live on as part of Barian's World.

    Durbe (Dumon)
Click here to see his Barian Form 

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (JP), Jake Paque (EN)

"The Barian's White Shield — Durbe!"

Seemingly the leader of the Barians that saved Tron and are now attacking Yuma. He is the most level-headed among them, though he intimidates them (namely Alito) into doing his bidding at times. Following the return of Vector, he goes along with his plans and seemingly abdicates his position as the group's leader. Wields No. 102: Holy Lightning - Glorious Halo and CNo. 102: Unholy Lightning - Noble Demon.

His true origins relate to the story of the Knight and Pegasus, which is told in the first set of ruins that hold one of the 7 legendary Numbers (No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus), as well as the pegasus' spirit, Mach. He is actually the knight that rode the pegasus, and a friend of (past life) Shark, whose kingdom he helped save once.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this off when he comes flying in to assist past!Shark against past!Vector.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After crashing into the Different Dimension Airship, he does not have access to any of his Barian powers until he saves Shark, who gets an aura that fixes his bracelet and restores his power.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Was the highest-ranking Barian Emperor due to the disappearance of their true leader, Nasch, so he's responsible for leading the other Barians against Yuma and his allies until he turns Shark back into Nasch.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even though they were on the same side, even he was disgusted when it was revealed that Vector was Shingetsu and was only pretending to be Yuma's friend to gain an advantage over him.
  • Expy: Looks like some horror movie version of Elemental Hero Neos from GX.
  • Exposition Fairy: He reads some murals about a Hero, his Pegasus and his treacherous knights. Note that at the time Yuma was dueling the spirit of the Pegasus for No. 44: White Sky Horse - Sky Pegasus.
  • Light Is Not Good: Uses the Holy Lightning archetype, which consists of LIGHT-attributed monsters.
  • Megane: He wears glasses in his human form, and they give him an adorably awkward appearance.
  • Noble Demon: He is honestly quite noble despite his wish to do whatever it takes to save the Barian World. His Chaos Number's Japanese name even references the trope.
  • Self-Deprecation: Has little confidence in his leadership compared to Nash's.
  • Sequel Hook: He appears at the end on the last episode of ZEXAL I.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is fiercely loyal to Nash and Marin, due to his connection to them during his past life.
  • Villainous Rescue: Saves Shark just as a stone wall is about to crush him, and then urges Yuma to pay the cost and protect Hope, which eventually leads up to Yuma's win. Even though he is very focused on protecting the Barian World, he could have let Yuma lose and perished along with Shark, but he didn't. And even he doesn't know why.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Has a big eyes and a rather cute, round face in human form, and even to a certain extent in Barian form. His voice, however, is possibly the deepest of the Emperors next to Gilag.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has light blue hair.

    Merag (Marin) 
Click here to see her Barian form (spoilers) 

Voiced by: Megumi Han (JP), Alyson Leigh Rosenfield (EN)

"I can instantly freeze even the fires of the sun! Sword of ice — Merag!"

The second of the two missing Barian Emperors As with Nash, they vanished some time ago, and Vector speculates they are in the human world. While Dumon believes Shark and Rio are Nash and Marin, Don Thousand claims that Vector killed them at some point. Both turn out to be true. She is the owner of No. 103: Ragna Zero, and CNo. 103: Ragna Infinity, the Funerary Sub-Zero Maiden.

For tropes applicable to her human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rio Kamishiro

  • Cute Monster Girl: Merag's design is intentionally more feminine compare to her fellow Barians. Part of her flesh even appears as a dress.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed herself to free Abyss Splash from Vector's control. Subverted later on, turns out that Don Thousand brainwashed her to do it.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Her Barian form has large white shoulder pauldrons.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It grows to her ankles when transformed, and becomes very wide, spreading out behind her like a cape.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The only hold-over from her human form is Marin's dangerous-looking red eyes.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female among the Barians. Also true for her Over-Hundred Number, both forms of which being called maidens.
  • Woman in White: Her true form is colored and clad in white.

Click here to see his full Barian form 

Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (JP) Billy Bob Thompson (EN)

"TA-DA! Me, Vector!"

The first being from the Barian World, Vector is the true instigator of the plot and the reason behind all of Dr. Faker and Tron's villainous actions. Everything from setting up Kazuma and Arclight for a fall to the collection of the Numbers was done on this being's behalf, as he promised Faker a cure for Haruto's illness. Was the holder of No. 66: Supreme-Key Beetle - Master Key Beetle and is the holder of CNo. 5: Perishing-Gloom Dragon - Chaos Chimera Dragon, No. 43: Soul Puppeteering Demon - Soul Marionetter, CNo. 43: Soul-Puppeteering Demon God - Chaos Marionetter, No. 104: Masquerade Magician - Shining, and CNo. 104: Masquerade Magician - Umbral.

His true identity is the prince of the ruined castle in the myth of No. 65: Adjudicutting Devil - Judge Buster, who executed a large amount of people, attacked (past life) Shark and Rio's kingdom, and then committed suicide when he was the only one left. However, this information is being hidden from him by Don Thousand, so his reaction remains to be seen, other than involuntary reactions of fear and occasional recognition within the ruins themselves. His main reaction was not caring until it was revealed just HOW much Don Thousand had screwed his life up.

For tropes applicable to his human form, see Friends in Heartland > Rei Shingetsu.

  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Makes his entrance in episode 94 by smashing up some buildings and nearly killing Yuma and his friends.
    • He's so ax crazy that he went to UNLEASH A GOD'S MIGHT ON THEM.
    • Taken to literal levels in Episode 101 when he traps Yuma on a platform where giant axe-heads on chains swing at him.
    • He manages to top himself in this department once he absorbs Number 96.
  • Batman Gambit:
    • He pulls this off against Yuma and his friends. Using the guise of Rei Shingetsu, he was able to get Yuma and co. into a field where he'd have an advantage, manipulate the construction of Yuma's deck by causing him to include Barian's cards into it, throw Yuma completely off balance and drive a stake in between Yuma and Astral by forcing Yuma to withhold information from Astral, all at the same time, while using The Power of Friendship against him.
    • He gave the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World fake Numbers and believed they would lose, which lead to Kaito and the others obtaining those Numbers. When they do he could then enact a plan that makes them harm anyone who has them once him and Don Thousand kickstart their Assimilation Plot.
  • Big Bad: The true one of ZEXAL II, after he is revealed to still be alive.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Temporarily With No.96, as far as Yuma and co know. However, he is more closer to a Dragon with an Agenda since he is using No.96 as well.
  • Body Horror: The things they make his eyes do in episode 96 are...quite unnerving.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: In Episode 98, he has Yuma on the ropes. He could win simply by activating Masquerade Magician's effect and ending his turn, so that Yuma won't be able to draw a card on his next turn and will thus lose. Justified since he's a sadist who wanted to throw his impending victory in Yuma's face as much as possible.
  • Break Them by Talking: Just when Yuma and Astral are going to Xyz Change ZEXAL, Vector asks Astral if he can still trust Yuma even after he completely withheld vital information from him. Astral buys it, causing him and Yuma to form into Dark ZEXAL.
  • Brainwashed: Does this to Girag and Alito once they are fully healed. Also uses Barian's Force to do this to Umimi.
  • The Caligula: He was a insane ruler and killed his own people for fun in his past life.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: As more and more is learned about him and his past life as a prince it becomes clear that he's a sick individual who is evil for the sake of being evil.
  • Confusion Fu: He employs a number of roundabout strategies during his duels including milling and effect damage rather than basing his deck around a specific ace monster like his fellow Barian Emperors. To wit, he's the only Emperor that never uses The Seventh One, and while the others tend to throw their (Chaos) Over-Hundred Number at the opponent until it kills them, he only ever uses Masquerade once.
  • Dark Is Evil: Use the DARK-attributed Umbral monsters while dueling, and all of his Numbers barring the base form of Masquerade are DARK.
  • Deal with the Devil: Plays the "devil" role to Faker, while Don Thousand plays it to him.
  • Demonic Possession: Hijacks Faker's body when his duel with the three heroes starts going south.
  • Determinator: He just doesn't give up.
  • Dirty Coward:In his past life. The moment things aren't in his favor he would flee and burn down the places he fled to on the way.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: According to Nasch, he and Vector had a second duel in their past lives and after winning again, all the souls of the people Vector killed came back and dragged Vector into a dark abyss.
  • The Dreaded: To Faker, given Faker's look of horror the first time he showed up.
  • Energy Being: As with all Barian and Astral beings seen so far; however, Vector is the only Barian to demonstrate this as blatantly as Astral does.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As if Faker's usual wardrobe isn't evil enough already, Vector taking over his body grants him some sweet demonic armor.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Of Astral. Being the first Barian seen, the reason for this is fairly obvious.
    • Can also be seen as an Evil Counterpart to Yuma. Especially considering he has his own 'Astral', in the form of Don Thousand. And also Number 96, for a tiny while, who notably is a black Astral.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Find a moment where he isn't trolling, screaming or both at once. Good luck.
  • Evil Is Petty: Holy crap, yes. The reason he betrayed Nasch and Merag? Nasch had scored 100,000,000 on a point system Vector had created, which was one point for every time Nasch spoke or did something that annoyed Vector. (On the other hand, one might say that Nasch had to have been pretty annoying if that was true, but then, it's not like Vector's word can be trusted.)
  • Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: He sure likes his insane laughter.
  • Fighting a Shadow: In his first duel with Yuma, and the second up until Yuma blows up his Number with Hope Ray V, Vector was actually just a duplicate. The real one was Rei.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Played straight while he is possessing Faker, but averted in further appearances, where he maintains his form without a Barian's Sphere Cube. Later revealed that the form he took on earth was just a hologram, while the real Vector was in his human form, as Rei.
  • Freudian Excuse: He's an irredemable dick, yes, but after his past is fully revealed you can't help but feel sorry for him and think what might have been had Don Thousand not gotten involved. To elaborate, his father was a heartless conqueror much like he ended up being, but ended up injured. Vector seized this chance to propose peace talks, which his old man wasn't happy about, and this ended up with Vector's mother throwing herself in front of Vector to protect him from a sword slash. His father succumbed to his wounds and died, and THEN Don Thousand showed up and gave him his Over-Hundred Number, making him the heartless bastard we know today.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Not so much friend as ally or coworker, but the other Barians have no great love for him.
  • A God Am I: Declares himself to be a god after merging with Don Thousand.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: An interesting example in his human form: as Rei, he wears the white and red school uniform all the time, but after he reveals himself as Vector, he switches to a mostly black outfit with some purple and white.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of ZEXAL I, being The Man Behind the Man to Dr. Faker.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Does he ever. In his duel with Yuma after The Reveal, he torments both Yuma and Astral with one, and gets results. This is what ultimately brings out Dark Zexal, which threatens to corrupt Astral and Yuma to the darkness forever.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Subverted over and over and over. Guy's a massive troll. Finally done for real in Episode 138, which has Don Thousand being freed and trying to absorb Vector, who screams in terror and for help. This prompts Yuma to jump in to try and rescue him from this grim fate, despite the pleas of his friends that Vector cannot be trusted and shouldn't be rescued. This does not stop him however from grabbing Vector' hand to keep him from being absorbed, and calls Vector "Shingetsu", reminiscing on their times together as friends, and telling him it is his true self. Vector appears moved by Yuma, but then reveals his psychotic face and laughs, grabbing Yuma's arm with his other hand, to drag him with him to his demise. However, Yuma didn't seem to mind, and just smiled at Vector compassionately, telling him he will go with him. This time, Vector is truly moved by his rescuer, lets go of him and lets himself be absorbed by Don Thousand to save Yuma, calling him "Yuma-kun" one last time with a sincere smile. Can be counted as Becoming the Mask, though it might just be the real Vector from before Don Thousand's interference. Might also count as Dying as Yourself, which seems likely as his change sticks after being revived.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather/High Collar of Doom: In his human form, after The Reveal.
  • He’s Back: Mizael and Durbe were rather surprised to see him return, assuming him to have died after Faker's defeat.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In a roundabout fashion. He gave Yuma Limited Barian's Force, and it is that card's true form, Numeron Force, which leads to his defeat by Hope Ray Victory.
  • I Lied: As part of The Reveal, he makes it clear that he entirely made up the whole concept of the Barian's Guardian. Later does this in his duel with Nasch.
  • Jerkass: Mocks Alito and Girag after they are defeated and almost killed after dueling Yuma.
    • And then mocks Yuma when he arrives in Sargasso only to find out that Vector's already killed/mortally injured/comatose'd Rei (he's really not clear which it is).
    • After The Reveal in episode 96 it sure moves into disturbing territory seeing how he treats his allies. See The Reveal for details
  • Kick the Dog: His speech to Yuma in episode 96 when it turns out he was pretending to be his friend as Shingetsu and continues talking like him to taunt Yuma. Does it to other people as well.
  • Kid with the Leash: His past life enslaved Abyss by giving him blood. This made the God do his bidding until Rio's past life freed the God from his control. He's also this to Don Thousand, despite the indication otherwise.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His first appearance marks the Barians taking matters to into their own hands. Later, he becomes this again, see Kick the Dog above.
  • Large Ham: Coupled with his insanity, it's more than enough to strike (disgusted) terror into the viewers.
  • Light Is Not Good: His ace monster, Masquerade Magician - Shining.
    • Also see Yuma's and especially Rei's entries for the trope.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Faker, in Season One.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Screwed with Yuma's head repeatedly by pretending to be his friend, only to burn him at the last second.
  • Medusa: Used Gorgonic monsters as minions and during his duel with Nasch in his past life.
  • Obviously Evil: After The Reveal, he doesn't even try to hide it.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes Hope Ray Victory can destroy his Chaos Number and win the duel for Yuma.
    • Also in Episode 110, where he finds the Barian World is being attacked and it technically is all HIS fault. To elaborate, the attack is from Black Mist, who has become a god-like entity after mastering Chaos - which Vector gave him.
    • And in Episode 122 where he finds out that Nasch and Merag are back with all of their memories, and all of the other Barian Emperors seem ready to attack him for his actions.
  • Redemption Rejection: Pulled twice over. When Don Thousand reveals that Vector has been manipulated from the very moment his parents were killed onward, he decides sacrificing himself is the only way to atone... Just kidding! A second instance happens shortly after the first when as Yuma tries to save Vector from being absorbed by Don Thousand on the precipice of the arena under the pretense that Shingetsu was always his true self and that he can still be redeemed, Vector decides, if he must die, to try and take Yuma with him.
  • The Reveal: Ever since the new season began he's been playing Yuma and co. like saps. You know Rei Shingetsu, that clumsy, nice guy introduced this season and who was revealed to be a Barian on the side of good? Yeah, no. Turns out that Rei's Vector's human form he used for his Batman Gambit.
  • Rule of Symbolism: His black and white coloring, and the massive difference between his Over-Hundred Number and its Chaos Number form both symbolize Vector effectively being 'two-faced', with the kind, humble Rei Shingetsu in truth being Vector himself.
  • Sadistic Choice: Another trick he pulls in his first duel with Yuma after The Reveal. When a black hole that appears above Sargasso threatens to consume his airship with Yuma's friends inside it, Vector offers to save them if Yuma gives him all his Numbers - of course, Astral will die if he does that. (Given how much a liar Vector has been up to that point, it is questionable whether he would have done that, or even if he had the ability. Still, the point becomes moot because Kotori makes the decision for him, telling him to ignore Vector while she and the others manage to save themselves.)
    • Not the first time he tried this. In his original life, he tried it against Nasch, giving him a choice of saving Merag or saving his army. But Merag made the choice for him.)
  • Self-Made Orphan: Subverted. Don Thousand altered his memory. Thousand even references the trope Corrupt the Cutie, saying that past Vector was the ideal target: since he was so pure-hearted, the darkness born from killing his parents was much deeper than it would have been in anyone else. That is what made him such a powerful Barian.
  • Slasher Smile: In his human form, Vector has pulled off several of these.
  • The Starscream: Works behind Nasch's back to get rid of him and obtain more power for himself.
  • Superpower Lottery: Thanks to him manipulating Yuma with "Shingetsu"'s friendship, he completely unbalanced his duel with Yuma. When Yuma directly attacked him with Hope Ray V, he used Vain - Sneer of Betrayal, which stops the attack and forces Yuma to not only mill the five V cards Shingetsu had given him from his deck, but also five additional cards for every one of those. This leaves Yuma with three cards left in his deck.
    • And then just to add insult to injury he summons a monster that can mill one more card from Yuma's deck every turn.
    • His deck after Don Thousand gave it an upgrade, which in his duel with Merag and Durbe forced them to wipe his Life Points out in one turn or he'd just gain them all back. He can also summon a monster that not only gains attack equal to the damage he took that turn but also deals the same amount of damage to his opponents. Bonus points by using the trope Powered by a Forsaken Child : the card that restores Vector's lifepoints at the end of each turn takes in fact the power it needs from the Imprisoned Nasch.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts to do this to Yuma as he is being absorbed by Don Thousand, but decides against it at the last minute when he learns that Yuma still treasured their old friendship.
  • Token Evil Teammate:A ruthless and heartless individual who uses and manipulates others for both his goals and sick pleasure. His own fellow Barians despise him, but put up with him since they have the same goal of saving Barian World.
  • Troll: Especially notable in episode 101 in which he casually greets Yuma after imprisoning him, and teases him by feigning disappointment over the fact that Yuma doesn't refer to him as Rei Shingetsu anymore.
  • Verbal Tic: Occasionally adds "jyan" to his sentences. More prominent whenever he explains a plan that he has done.
  • Villain Override: When Faker starts losing, Vector decides to revoke his free will privileges.
    • Pulls a You Have Failed Me on Alito as well, after his loss to Yuma.
    • Thousand eventually pulls this on him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A glorious one when Yuma and Astral form ZeXal II, summon Hope Ray Victory, No-Sell Sargasso, and use Ray Victory to win the duel.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Black Mist.
  • Walking Spoiler: His very existence, revealed at the climax of Zexal I, not to mention The Reveal in Sargasso and his true memories.
  • Winged Humanoid: While fairly similar to Astral in most ways, one thing Vector has that Astral doesn't is large, vaguely demonic wings. Turns out this is because his true form also has wings.

Click here to see his Barian Form 

Voiced by: Hikami Takahiro (JP), Marc Thompson (EN)

"My holy fists can break even God's bones — Alito!"

The second Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, Alito believes that Girag's lack of progress makes him unsuitable to represent the Barians on Earth; however, shortly after arriving, Alito proceeds to fall in love with Kotori, distracting him from the Barian mission as well. Holds No. 80: Madquipped Supreme King - Rhapsody in Berserk, CNo. 80: Exequipped Supreme King - Requiem in Berserk, No. 105: Burning Knuckler Cestus the Meteor, and CNo. 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.

His true origins lie within the legend behind No. 54: Rebellious Fighter - Lion Heart, which regards the strongest gladiator to ever exist who specialized in unarmed/unarmored combat. He was the prince's rival and friend, and was well respected in the kingdom. One day however, Don Thousand, in the form of an old man, brainwashed both the prince's council and the prince himself, and had Alito put up to death, modifying his memories in the process to fill him with hate, causing his rebirth as a Barian.

  • Adorkable: Him imagining all the ways he could win Kotori's heart and him grinning as he and Yuma messed with each other after their first duel qualifies him as one.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His theme music sort of implies he's meant to seem Mexican, but being an alien, he still really fits under the "ambiguous nationality" umbrella that fits this trope.
    • Then it's revealed he was originally human and is supposed to be Roman.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Wants a good fight with Yuma and no other way of defeating him. This becomes less ambiguous after he recovers thanks to Don Thousand corrupting him.
  • Ax-Crazy: After his revival and up until Yuma defeats him in Episode 130..
  • Bi the Way: He claims that "if an angel were to descend" in front of him, he'd allow himself to be distracted by love. His "angels" were Kotori and Yuma.
  • Blood Knight:
    • A dueling equivalent at least. The thing he enjoys the most is clashing in a passionate and Exciting duel with a Worthy Opponent. He even sabotaged Girag's plan of cornering Yuma with Brainwashed duelists in order to get a go himself with Yuma, One on One, as they did the first time. (Also uses the trope Let's Fight Like Gentlemen) He even describes his duels against Yuma and Astral during the final arc as "Intense, Red-Hot, The best!"
    • It can also apply to his past life as a gladiator. He wasn't a slave like real-life gladiators, he fought willingly, passionately and loved it, even becoming rivals with the prince.
  • The Brute: Appears to be one alongside Girag. He didn't even realize Yuma was the person he was supposed to find and defeat until after Astral appears during the duel.
  • The Casanova: What he'd like to believe.
  • Conspicuous CG: Subverted by No.105: Burning Knuckler - Cestus the Meteor. Played straight with its CNo. form.
  • Cross Counter: Seems to be a fan of these, as his trap cards invoke it and he loves doing them himself.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After being attacked by Vector and being sent back to the Barian world, while Girag is still using a school uniform, Alito's outfit has changed to a red jacket. Not quite an evil vibe, per se, but...
  • Friendly Enemy: To Yuma; not that he even realised Yuma was his world's enemy until he actually fought him.
    • Inverted in episode 104, most likely due to Don Thousand accelerating his healing process. He returns to his former status after his defeat in Episode 130.
  • Friend to All Children: Was this in his past life.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: The theme of his Burning Knuckler archetype. In his past life as a gladiator, he fought with nothing but his fists, even against armed opponents. Implies the trope Badass Normal in his past life
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jealous of Kotori's interest in Yuma, and attempts to crush him in a duel (partially) because of it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Yuma succeeds in purging him of Don Thousand's influence, Alito agrees to join him in his mission to stop Don Thousand. Of course, whether he was ever truly evil to begin with is questionable.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Have himself lose the duel with Girag intentionally in order to recover the latter's memory, can also count as a Pyrrhic Victory (He was able to free his best friend, which was his primary goal, but at the cost of his own life).
  • Hotblooded: All the time, but was considerably more violent about it after his initial revival.
  • Hypocrite: Chastises Girag for falling in love for a magical girl in a TV show, then proceeds to fall in love with Kotori in the next scene.
  • Imagine Spot: They're quite creepy.
  • Irony: He's one of Yuma's most persistent and battle-hungry opponents, but his very first duel with him was one of the few times in the entire show where Yuma's life points never dipped below 1000.
  • Jerkass: After his revival and until Episode 130.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: His initial approach towards Yuma. But in the Legendary Number War, due to Don Thousand, this trope went up in a puff of smoke until his defeat in Episode 130 during the Barian Emperor Onslaught.
  • Love at First Sight: When he crashes into Kotori. Gets over her by the end of the episode.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Partially the "mysterious" variety, since he's a Barian Lord, partially the "seductive" since he enjoys trying to hit on people, and partially "vulnerable" since he's the youngest of the Barians and seems to be the least focused on their mission.
  • Powered Armor: Not for himself, but for his Ace cards: Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk and its Super Form Number C80: Requiem in Berserk are humanoids that become a suit of armor for Alito's monster. Number 80 and C80 double as some sort of Artifact of Doom given to Alito By Don Thousand to amplify his control over him.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His behavior after being revived surprises Yuma. He actually plays defensively in the tag duel. In the later one-on-one duel, he instead goes for a OTK strategy. Neither fits his Hot-Blooded personality and the way he had previously dueled using Counter Trap Cards.
  • Parting-from-Consciousness Words: Just before he falls unconscious, he manages to choke out "Shingetsu," in response to Girag asking him who was responsible for the attack.
  • The Rival: Wants to become Yuma's rival.
  • Sacrificial Lion: After his loss to Yuma leaves him unscathed and he simply departs on good terms, he's attacked and badly injured by an unidentified enemy, establishing that the circumstances of the series are starting to get more serious.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: A variation, and more like "Spared by the Dub". In the original version, Alito was framed for treason by friends of his rival (even though the rival did not approve) and executed as a result; the dub version simply says he was banished as punishment.
  • Super Mode: His Number has one, CNo. 105: Burning Knuckler - Caestus the Comet.
  • Token Good Teammate: Despite being a Barian, he really can't be counted as evil as he doesn't brainwash anyone (like Girag and Vector), doesn't hurt anyone for no good reason (like Mizael) and doesn't do anything that could qualify as "extreme" (like Durbe and Nasch). Except after his revival and even then, it doesn't take too much to bring him back and inspire him to pull a Heel–Face Turn.
    • And as mentioned in the page, Alito and Vector don't get along as well as accidentally gets him caught in the crossfire of Vector's plans.
  • Trap Master: Counter Trap Master. Him not using this strategy is a sign that something is very wrong with Alito as mentioned in O.O.C. Is Serious Business.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Pick a scene, any scene where he's not at school (and even a few where he is) and he'll be shirtless and most likely sweaty from exercise.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers Yuma this when he's not being brainwashed by Vector.

Click here to see his Barian Form 

Voiced by: Takaguchi Kousuke (JP), Marc Thompson (EN)

"Everthing is within my grasp — Girag!"

The first Barian Emperor to appear on Earth, he brainwashes various characters using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card, which allows them to summon Chaos Xyz monsters. He's quite physically powerful, but doesn't strategise particularly well, which leads to the defeat of his various minions. Holds No. 58: Flame Pressure Demon - Burner Visor, No. 106: Huge Rock Palm, Giant Hand and CNo. 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red.

In his past life, he was known as Kiraku Souhachi and was a great warrior, known for being wise and benevolent, often sharing the spoils of his conquests with the populace. He befriended a tanuki, Ponta, while on the battlefield one day. Ponta became his body double. Much of his legend was Ponta's doing. As his body double, Ponta won many conquests. Eventually, he and Kiraku parted ways in order to protect Ponta and Kiraku was killed in a battle.

  • Ambiguously Evil: He gives Alito tips on how to impress a girl and loves television. (However, he also steals cable.)
  • Ax-Crazy: After Alito is attacked, he becomes very determined to make Shingetsu pay.
  • Big Eater: Spends most of his screentime in Episode 80 eating.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Girag does this to people by using the "Rank-Up Magic - Barian's Force" card.
    • He and Alito get hit with this when Don Thousand strips them of their free will entirely.
  • The Brute: Possibly. His minions are usually the ones who come up with the plans.
    • He was finally able to come up with a decent plan for once in the Sports Duel episode only for Shark to become his Spanner in the Works.
  • Cast From Hitpoints: Using his Hand cards causes him extreme physical pain.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He'll do anything to complete his mission. Which is why he chooses to mind control humans and Zerg Rush Yuma.
  • Dirty Coward: He certainly contains shades of this. Girag gets other people to duel Yuma, partly because he's scared of getting zapped back to Barian world...and he's genuinely intimidated by the strength of the Yuma+Astral team. Later it's revealed relying on allies to fight big battles has always been his style. Girag panics when he accidentally traps himself in a duel versus Yuma, but soon regains his composure, being the mix of cowardly and tough that he is.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Both Yuma and Ponta fall for the story he gives after Ponta steals his body, which turns out to be a big mistake. (See I Lied)
  • Finger Poke of Doom/Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The effect of Giant Hand. The affected monster seems to be in terrible pain, and it explodes the moment it tries to attack.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: The Sports Duel Tournament episode, in which he Tag Duels with Yuma. (Granted, he really didn't want to.)
  • Gonk: He is not exactly, eh, pretty.
  • Grand Theft Me: He's a victim of this, courtesy of Ponta. (Yuma has to rescue him, and later regrets it.)
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Alito sacrifices himself to restore his memories, but not for long...
  • I Lied: Claims he made up the story of sending Ponta away to protect him. He then claims he didn't, however, that could've simply been Don Thousand's influence screwing with everyone.
  • Kick the Dog: After telling Ponta how he didn't want him to die alongside Kiraku and his men, he proceeds to eat the racoon dog's soul and says he tricked him.
  • Laughing Mad
  • Made of Iron: Takes a punch directly to the face with no ill effects whatsoever.
    • Changes when he's in a duel, however; his cards have the odd effect of inflicting harm on him, forcing him to end duels quickly.
  • Otaku: Becomes one on earth.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His Heartland Academy disguise consists of him wearing the school uniform and intimidating anyone on campus who thinks he's too old to be there. The one legitimate grace he has going for him in his lazy masquerade is that he's the only Barian Emperor who used to be Japanese.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The most masculine and imposing of the emperors, and a huge Otaku fan of a J-Pop idol. He tries to hide this, but it doesn't stop him from watching the show.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He's so enraged when Alito is beaten up by Rei, he disobeys Mizael and goes gunning for revenge, and when Yuma defends him, thinking Rei is an amateur, Girag actually challenges both of them at once, using cards that are as dangerous to him as they are to his opponents. This proves a mistake, as Rei is much better than anyone assumed. In fact, we later learn he's downright deadly and capable of murder; he's actually Vector in disguise.
  • Spit Take: When Alito "confesses".
  • Super Mode: CNo. 106: Lava Palm, Giant Hand Red for his Number.
  • Taking the Bullet: He pushes Yuma away to have his soul absorbed instead.
  • Terrible Artist: His attempt to draw manga-style characters are quite bad and even his brainwashed minion struggles with not telling him so.
  • Unmanly Secret: Likes this Magical Girl anime, and undergoes Color Failure when caught by Alito.

    Mizael (Mizar)
Click here to see his Barian Form 

Voiced by: Genki Okawa (JP), Billy Bob Thompson (EN)

"The true Galaxy-Eyes master — Mizael!"

The third Barian to appear on Earth. After noting the lack of progress from both Girag and Alito, Durbe sends Mizael next with a special gift in tow: Barian Sphere Fields for each of them. Mizael wastes no time at all, and immediately confronts Yuma and Astral. He is feared by many due to controlling a being no-one else can control, No. 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. However, his true ace is his dragon's even greater form, CNo. 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon.

A long time ago, he was the tamer of a dragon who protected the land. However, when disasters struck the land, a shaman from another state declared the dragon responsible. Mizael pleaded with the public for the dragon's innocence, and threatened to commit suicide; however, the shaman's country launched an attack, killed Mizael and the dragon, and took over the state. Mizael became a Barian (and doesn't remember anything), while his dragon became Jinlong, the "guardian" of No. 46: Ethereal Dragon - Draggluong.

  • Adaptational Villainy: The dub version of his past is much darker than the original (despite the fact that he survived in the dub version). In both versions, he was saved by dying of thirst by a dragon named Jinlong, later became a powerful dragon tamer, and protected his lands along with Jinlong. That's where the original version and dub versions change. In the original, a spy posing as a shaman blames the dragon for a deluge that flooded the village; Mizael defended him from the rioting villagers and even offered his life so the villagers would believe him. They were then ambushed by a neighboring army, which killed Mizael and Jinlong and took over the land. In the dub, however, Mizael was far from innocent, betraying Jinlong during the crisis and attacking him alongside the villagers.
  • Berserk Button: Stealing his Tachyon Dragon is a pretty good way to piss him off.
  • Bishounen: He looks so attractive, he looks like a girl.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He was the first to come close to absolutely destroying Yuma, and only spares him when Kaito arrives to give him a better challenge. Also, the battle with Mizael (if one can call it that) drives Yuma into his second Heroic BSoD.
    • He finds himself on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle during his duel with Don Thousand. Thousand only needed to play two very powerful cards.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: With his long hair and pretty face, no surprise. But damn, he looks like a girl.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Durbe had to stop him from attacking Vector after he insulted the fallen Alito and Girag. He wasn't too happy about the first thing Alito said in their return, either.
    • Mizael shared Durbe's disdain for Vector's Rei Shingetsu ploy. Even further, he never used his copy of "Sargasso's Lighthouse" to protect himself from the Sargasso field like Vector and Durbe have done.
  • Evil Counterpart: No. 107 is one to Kaito's Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Its name, Tachyon, and its effect which is clearly meant to parallel and counter Photon Dragon's. Additionally, it has an evolved form just like Photon Dragon, also called Neo Galaxy-Eyes.
  • Hidden Depths: His comments when examining Alito's injured body were extremely insulting, but the look on his face suggested he cared much more than that. He later proves this when Vector taunts that Alito and Girag might not wake up and has to be stopped from physically assaulting Vector by Durbe.
  • Honor Before Reason: His first duel shows strong signs of this. He has Yuma right where he wants him, but is only too happy to let Kaito take over simply to prove that his Galaxy-Eyes is better (even though this would gain neither him nor the Barians anything at that point), simply due to his pride as a Duelist who uses a Galaxy-Eyes dragon. This leads to his second big mistake, Ranking Up his Galaxy-Eyes to its Chaos form and assuming his own Barian form, which nearly causes the Sphere Field to rupture, nearly killing both of them and - possibly - resulting in a cataclysmic disaster which he only averts by fleeing. Clearly, letting Kaito take over simply out of pride was a bad idea.
    • This is also why he doesn't use Sargasso's Lighthouse as he wants to fight Kaito fairly in their second duel.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Girag and Alito were more or less bumblers up to his introduction. Mizael is the first Barian Emperor to actually pose a threat, and he introduces the concept of Chaos Numbers (which gave Girag and Alito no small amount of help).
  • Large Ham: Seriously. More so in the dub.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: The only Barian to take the damage from Sargasso head-on without using "Sargasso's Lighthouse". According to him, it seems because he wants to defeat Kaito fairly as both control a Galaxy-Eyes monster.
    • Subverted, to his detriment, when he duels Don Thousand as he outright tries to just blow him up with effect damage before he has a chance to play a card.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He looks like a pretty girl with his long hair.
  • Man in White: In his human form.
  • Meaningful Name: For No. 107. A tachyon is a hypothetical particle which goes even faster than light; compared with photons which are the things light is made of, as an indicator of Tachyon's "stronger" effects than Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.
  • Near-Villain Victory: After the effect of Neo Tachyon Dragon was revealed, hell, after its ATK was revealed, it's clear that had he been able to continue, Kaito was screwed.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon looks rather more like a machine than a dragon.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Seems to fall into this, given that he only apparently exists to fill in a Barian Emperor slot and to give Kaito something to do, but massively averted when it's revealed that their rivalry is the key to the Key of the Numeron Code. Which he now has, with a vengance against Don Thousand. Also the first Emperor NOT to be offed after being beaten in the sixth arc.
  • The Rival: To Kaito and his Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.
    Mizael: There can be only one Galaxy-Eyes holder!
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: His attempt to defeat Don Thousand accomplishes absolutely nothing and fails so utterly that it doesn't even give the remaining heroes anything to work with other than "be careful dueling a god."
  • This Cannot Be!: Does not take any indication that he was once a human well, be it from Durbe or his own dragon in his past life. Finding Mizael angrier anywhere else would be hard.
    • And then we find him even angrier when III and V nick his Tachyon Dragon and prevent him Ranking it Up. Mizael gets PISSED.
  • Super Mode: For his Number, CNo. 107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Hey, just because he looks like a lady doesn't mean he has to sound like one.
  • Worthy Opponent: In spite of his immense pride, he views Kaito as this to the point that he sheds tears at the latter's death, following their final duel. He also accepts a duel with V and III solely because V was the one who taught Kaito how to duel. V even literally calls himself a worthy opponent and Mizael looked like he'd creamed himself.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Casually knocks Kotori to the ground with a sphere of energy just to get Yuma's attention.

    Don Thousand
Click here to see his form after absorbing Vector 
Click here to see his form after absorbing Mizael too 

Voiced by: Haruhiko Jo (JP), Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP, True form), David Wills (EN)

The "God of the Barian World". Vector revives him in episode 99, after which Don Thousand merges with Vector.

  • Always Someone Better: He uses a similar rapid Xyz Summoning focused deck as his Astral World counterpart, Eliphas, but his ace monsters have so much ludicrous raw power that Eliphas' attack manipulation tactics would have never worked. And even then, that's assuming he plays a straightforward duel.
  • Assimilation Plot: His goal is to merge Barian World and Earth together to make it powerful enough to destroy Astral World. And he succeeds in the merging part.
  • Bishōnen Line:Upon absorbing Mizael shortly after absorbing Vector, he turns into his true form, which resembles that of Eliphas crossed with Number 96 (which both make sense).
  • Chaos Is Evil: To serve as a extreme Chaos counterpart to Astral World's extreme Order.
  • The Corrupter:
    • His power, though it can heal other Barians, makes them susceptible to his influence, making them more malicious immediately, and allowing him to remove their free will.
    • In general, he is this to the Barians as a whole, as he was the one who set up the circumstances for their revivals in the first place.
  • Cutting the Knot: Since he has no clue where on Earth the Numeron Code is, he solves the problem by simply merging the Barian World with Earth to harness its power.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: While Eliphas was such an elitist snob that he had to create his own soldier from scratch as nothing less would suffice, Don Thousand is willing to work with anyone if it means furthering his plans. Regardless of what terrible things he has to do to get anyone to strike a deal with him.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Eliphas, kinda. They are both extremists and villains who represent the worst of their alignment.
  • Evil Knockoff: He created a million and Four Fake Numbers to serve as The Virus. Besides the ones the Fearsome Four used, there is also an Evil Counterpart of Illumiknight.
  • Evil Mentor: Vector absorbed him and draws power from him, but make no mistake, Don Thousand can kill him anytime he wants, and Vector is dancing to his tune.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: He has one big eye in the middle of his waist.
  • God of Chaos: God of the Barian World, thus embodying chaos.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The man behind the entire Barian World, and thus likely this show's answer to Zorc Necrophades, the Light of Destruction, and Z-one.
  • Hate Sink: Between his broken deck that borders on parody, his despicable treatment of all of the Barians (even Vector) and the fact he was behind their Start of Darkness, it seems like he was written to be hated by the viewers. Especially since people can't seem to hate the Big Bad Vector, as he is perceived to be cool.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: He is always seen as a shadowed figure, with none or few of his traits being discernible. We see his full, unshadowed appearance in Episode 129.
  • I Have Your Wife: If he's not trying to instigate a Deal with the Devil scenario with the promise of fulfilled wishes, he'll "help" those who interest him by turning their loved ones who are on the cusp of dying into Barians, gang pressing these exceptional individuals into his service to protect Barian World lest their friends and family die a second time.
  • In Their Own Image: Don Thousand plans to use the Numeron Code to spread chaos from the Barian World to subjugate the universe. The results are seen with his fusion of the Human World and the Barian World.
  • It's All About Me: While Eliphas tried to commit genocide upon the Barians for what he believed to be a brighter future for Astral World, Don Thousand only cares about empowering himself and fulfilling his own personal ambitions.
  • Kick the Dog: Plenty in his very limited screentime, but his treatment of both Vector and Mizael in Episode 138, especially after we learn that he corrupted all of the Barians. The latter one takes the cake, as he gets rid of Vector once he has no further use for him.
  • Large and in Charge: He's clearly the largest resident of the Barian World, twice as tall as even Girag. Gets far bigger after Vector is defeated by Nasch.
  • Meaningful Name: Don Thousand runs a deck of monsters possessing attack power in large magnitudes of 1000. His monsters too; C1000 Numerronius, a monster so powerful that it's attack value seems "erroneous" and Ci1000 Numerronius Numerronia, the lowercase "i" representing an imaginary number as a reference that it's effects are so overpowered as to seem "imaginary", made up and impossible.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Narratively subverted as his red aura is identical with the one Yuma has when he uses Zexal and enters Barian World, stressing how the two sides of the dichotomy don't necessarily have to be enemies to maintain balance.
  • The Power of Hate: He ruined the lives of several people, causing them to die a bitter death and reincarnate them as the Seven Barian Emperors.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In his true form, his hair stretches all the way to his feet.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: Knowing that all the Barian Emperors have heavy anti-Xyz stratagems in their decks which focus on countering, he manages to goad Mizael into performing an uncharacteristically elaborate and risky play to wipe him out by doing nothing on his turn.
  • Story-Breaker Power: In true Yugioh villain fashion, Don Thousand's deck is utterly ridiculous. One trap let him force his opponent (Mizael, no less) to OTK himself, and another negated Utopia's summon and replaced it with Ganbara Knight with its effect negated. How did he use these? He activated them from his deck using a field spell he can play in your draw phase. Said field spell also allowed him to use the effects of his Numeron Xyz monsters without having to detach Xyz materials. And his Ace Monster, Number C1000: Numerronius the Divine Giant, has 10,000 attack power, and powerful effects. Worst of all, that monster has an upgraded form called Number Ci1000: Numerronius Numerronia with 100,000 ATK! And one hell of an effect - either you are forced to attack it and take massive damage, or, if you can't, lose. To be slightly fair though, his Field Spell can only be used once per turn and requires him to have no other cards out.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: His ace monster qualifies as this in and of itself by virtue of having 100,000 ATK and forcing the opponent to attack it, while being immune to destruction effects on top of that - the only thing that would make it more powerful is allowing the thing to actually attack.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Thousand's deck has no real combos or strategies to it, going for simply shutting down the opponent's moves and then beating them over the head with stupidly high ATK values.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulls this on Vector after his death. Bonus points for invoking it verbatim.

    Fearsome Four
Comprised of Semimaru, Kurage, Mosquito Ninja and lead by Mr. Heartland, assigned by Vector to steal the Numbers now that Astral has died as well as eliminate Yuma, Shark and Kaito. These four serve their master, Vector, with absolute loyalty. All four have a great distaste for humans, seeing themselves as superior lifeforms.
  • Animal Motifs: Cicada for Semimaru, jellyfish for Kurage, mosquito for Mosquito Ninja and fly for Mr. Heartland.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: All of them are based on one, save for Kurage, who is a jellyfish man.
  • Fixing the Game: While most villains try it, the Fearsome Four take it to a new level. Semimaru, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja all start their duels by taking half their opponents life points and adding it to theirs, just because. On top of that, Kurage and Mosquito Ninja handicap their opponents with poison and hallucinations respectively, while Semimaru simply discards a Battle Royal rule he doesn't like (not that he takes advantage of discarding that rule...) Thus far, however, all three who have dueled have lost anyway.
    • Semimaru actually did take advantage of it - because he wanted Yuma and Trey to attack him as soon as possible. Though aside from that, and the whole life points thing, he dueled reasonably fairly (for this lot, anyway).
    • And then we have Heartland's Barian field which only damages the opponent. Otherwise, Kite may well have still been able to win.
  • Four Is Death: Kurage, made explicit by his ace being Number 4 and him being revealed to be responsible for the car crash that killed Shark and Rio's parents. The group as a whole are also this to a lesser extent.
  • One-Winged Angel: They transform into monstrous forms to duel.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They certainly have their various quirks, and are mainly there to sabotage the heroes for the Barian Emperors to finish off while not quite posing the same level of challenge (which they try to make up for with various forms of blatant cheating).
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: How all of them are taken out. Yuma and III finish off the duel against Semimaru by combining the use of Atlantal's effect and a few Spell Cards they deal an attack with over 20000 ATK. Shark and IV take out Kurage using Abyss Splash at 9600 ATK (justified, as they needed to take his Life Points out in one go to prevent his endless loop of jellyfish monsters.) And then Kaito and V take down Mosquito Ninja with Kaito's 12000 ATK Galaxy-Eyes, back with a vengance.
  • Was Once a Man: They were once human criminals who were associated with Mr. Heartland in some way before dying and being reincarnated as Barians. Mr. Heartland himself is a little different, in that he was never killed to become a Barian, but ended up as one after falling into the Barian World.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Their modus operandi. If they win their duels against their respective targets, they will obtain the Numbers of said targets. If they lose, and lose their Numbers to those targets, then it's no big lost to them, because their Numbers are merely four out of over a million fakes manufactured by Don Thousand. Additionally, those fakes would react negatively within their targets' decks when the Dimension Fusing devices are activated, weakening the targets. The fakes also serve as a means by which the Barians can track the heroes. Either way, it's a win-win situation for them. After the loses of the others, Mr. Heartland exploits the latter situation to his advantage when challenging Kaito, as the fake Number in Kaito's deck weakens him to the point where he is unable to finish the duel.

    Mr. Heartland 
See Dr. Faker Faction for more details.

    Semimaru (Erazor) 
Voiced by: Kenichirou Matsuda (JP), David Wills (EN)

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By the bridge.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His true form is a giant humanoid cicada. His number also qualifies.
  • Horror Hunger: He claims to actually eat the memories of his victims.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Semimaru can suck people's memories.
  • Punny Name: Both his original and dub name qualify. "Semimaru" is based off of "semi", the Japanese word for cicada, while "Erazor" is a corrupted spelling of "eraser", which refers to his memory-stealing ability.
  • Sadist: He's portrayed as somewhat schadenfreude; he seems to enjoy what he does to his victims.

    Kurage (Chironex) 
Voiced by: Yoshito Yasuhara (JP), Michael Liscio Jr (EN)

  • Evil Mentor: He was this to Mr. Heartland while still human; after his death and reincarnation as a Barian, he works for him.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: While human, he was the one driving the car that caused the accident that resulted in the deaths of the Kamishiro family, along with his own. He doesn't realize this until his loss to Shark in the present day, now that he's been reincarnated as a Barian and Shark and Rio's deceased souls have been replaced with Nasch and Merag's.
  • Making a Splash: A water duelist and one of the reasons he wants Shark to call him sempai.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kurage" simply means "jellyfish". "Chironex" is a genus of box jellyfish, known for their deadly venomous stings.
  • Poisonous Person/Poison Is Evil: Kurage can inject his victims with poison.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Kurage insists that everyone call him "sempai". He wants Shark to call him it because he is older and considers himself the best Water duelist. In reverse, he also calls Shark kohai.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Kurage calls himself the best Water duelist. He chose to go after Shark because he also uses Water monsters. He even expects Heartland to call him sempai.

     Mosquito Ninja (Scritch) 
Voiced by: Masahito Yabe (JP), Daniel J. Edwards (EN)

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Played straight for his true form, but interestingly subverted for his Number. It is certainly a creepy crawly, but it is most certainly not big - it's barely visible, being possibly the smallest monster seen in any Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Doubly Subverted when Mosquito Ninja makes the Number gain more attack, growing it into gigantic size.
  • David vs. Goliath: At first it seems like he's taking this Trope Up to Eleven, seeing as his Number is so tiny it's barely visible, while V, one of his opponents, is using what is arguably the biggest monster in the franchise, (Number 9: Dyson Sphere, which is the size of a small star.) However, this Trope is subverted twice over. First of all, his Number eventually becomes a Goliath itself, and second, unlike most Davids, he loses.
  • Master of Illusion: Sort of. His venom caused Kaito to hallucinate, and make him unable to tell his enemy from his ally apart.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a Barian that is also a ninja whose true form is a mosquito.
  • Smug Snake: He likes to think that he's hot stuff, but the only reason that he even gave Kaito and V any trouble was due to cheating beforehand, and as soon as Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, he gets flattened.
  • Verbal Tic: "Ka".
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Kaito snaps out of his hallucination, Mosquito Ninja loses it more and more. And with good reason.


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