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Jack Atlas
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's character
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Jack Atlas by Kazuki Takahashi
First appearance Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime episode 1
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga chapter 4
Voiced by Japanese
Takanori Hoshino
Ted Lewis
Aliases Former King
Master of Faster (dub only)
Dragon Mark Wings
Dragon Red Dragon Archfiend

Jack Atlas (ジャック・アトラス Jakku Atorasu?, romanized as Jack Atlus in the Japanese version) is one of the main characters of the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and the rival of the main protagonist Yusei Fudo. Jack Atlas's demeanor and grudge with Yusei is comparable to that of Seto Kaiba a cold, self-centered character who wears white and only seems to care about his own gain. He changes his ways later on, but still remains a bit egotistic.



Jack's character design is by Shuji Maruyama. Jack has violet eyes and spiked blonde hair. His other accessories include a neckband, similar to the one worn by Yugi Muto, a belt buckle and earrings in the shape of the letter A, the first letter of his last name.

Character outline



Jack Atlas appears as the King of Riding Duels and Yusei's former best friend in Satellite. He first appeared in the first episode dueling Mukuro Enjo in a Riding Duel and wins. He appears to be overconfident in his duels and mostly declares himself as the only 'King of Duelists'.

Prior to the series start, Jack lived in the Satellite, often wanting more, but still protecting people in need. He was a member of the Enforcers with Yusei, Crow and Kalin, but leaves alongside Crow when Kalin becomes more sadistic. One day, Lazar approaches him with the offer of fame and luxury in New Domino City, provided that he brings the 'Stardust Dragon' card owned by Yusei. He accepts the offer by attempting to drown Rally, sending him out to sea and giving Yusei the choice of either saving him, or defending his card. In the end, Jack's plan to drown Rally fails, but Jack leaves with his Duel Runner and Stardust Dragon anyway.

Personality & Rivalry

Jack Atlas thinks of himself as something of a King, and enjoys becoming a celebrity and showing off to the crowd. This has made him somewhat of an egotistical person, and one that is full of pride. Following his defeat by Yusei, and a meeting with Carly Carmine, he becomes a bit more caring to others, and he will sometimes rush in to protect the pride of others. However, his egotistical behaviour generally remains, alienating some of the people around him.

Jack was once one of Yusei's friends and lived in the Satellite with them. He was also a part of the Enforcers with Yusei, Crow and Kalin, before Kalin murdered a Security officer and the group split up. After Yusei made his first Duel-Runner, Jack took interest in it and claimed it for himself after he accepted a deal with Lazar and at the same time, taking the latter's "Stardust Dragon" with him. He then became the Riding Duel King and moved into the compound of Rex Goodwin who tries to conceal Jack's origins from the public, even junking the stolen D-Wheel under unspecified circumstances and replacing it with a new one. As he was the King of Duelists for years, he is adored by the Neo Domino City public. Later in Season 2, he realizes his errors, and reconiles with Yusei.

Dragon Mark

Like Yusei, Jack is one of the "Signers" with a Dragon's Birthmark in the shape of the Crimson Dragon's Wings on his right arm. His Signer monster is Red Dragon Archfiend. When Yusei ventures off into Neo Domino City to take back his "Stardust Dragon" card, he and Jack have a rematch, but it is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious red dragon (Crimson Dragon). He later learns from Goodwin that he is a "Signer", a savior predicted to prevent the resurrection of a dark god by a pre-Incan civilization. Although conflicted about maintaining his title even though he technically lost to Yusei, Jack forces himself to obey Goodwin in hopes of truly validating his title by defeating Yusei in the Fortune Cup and gives Stardust Dragon back to Yusei.

Like Luna and other Signers, he can use his mark to form a barrier around civilians to prevent their souls from being sacrificed by an Earthbound Immortal summoning.

Deck & Duel Runner

Jack runs a Red Demon deck, which focuses on quickly Synchro summoning his ace monster Red Dragon Archfiend and mainly devotes its resources to performing grandiose displays with the purpose of making duels more entertaining for the audience. He also plays monsters that focus on dealing Piercing Damage, or generally speaking, as seen in the namesake of his deck, punishing defensive play. In his duel against Carly, he plays monsters that can be special summoned during direct attacks. Like Yusei, Jack has two decks; one for Riding Duels, one for normal Duels. Like Yusei, his emotions allows him to harness the birthmark's power and gain an additional Tuner monster, letting him synchro summon Saviour Demon Dragon.

In the Jump Festa special, he uses a card called "Assault Mode Activate" to further power his Red Dragon Archfiend to Special Summon his "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode." However, this is non-canon to the main story.

When Jack and Yusei meet again after many years, Jack reveals the D-Wheel he stole was junked a long time ago. His replacement is called 'Wheel of Flames' and has a gyroscopic appearance. After crashing it in the Fortune Cup following his duel with Yusei, it was rebuilt with additional specs in order to combat the D-Wheels of the Dark Signers.

Plot overview

Life in New Domino City

Two years later, when Yusei challenges Jack to a Riding Duel for his 'Stardust Dragon' card, Jack accepts and brings him to the 'Duel Stadium', with Rex Goodwin, Lazar, and Mina watching them in the monitor room. After the Crimson Dragon appeared in the middle of the duel, both Jack and Yusei fell off from their D-Wheels and were surprised as they revealed to each other their dragon mark. After the incident from the 'Duel Stadium', he found out that Goodwin had been watching his duel with Yusei, and after Jack saw the last card he played ("Meteor Stream"), Jack believed that he had lost to Yusei.

Prior to the Fortune Cup, he returns the Stardust Dragon to Yusei. He faced him at the end of the tournament and lost the duel. When asking Yusei how he could lose to him twice, Yusei replied to him that his pride of being King is what led him to his defeat. Jack ends up hospitalized due to his injuries suffered during the duel but leaves his bedroom before being completely healed and is forced to face a brainwashed Ushio who was turned into a fake Dark Signer. As his right arm was not still recovered, he asks for Carly's help to draw and hold his cards for him, and together they manage to defeat Trudge. He ends up counting with Carly's help once more to evade the crowd waiting for him at the hospital's door. He decides to stay with Carly, despite Mina asking him to come home. Then after spending some time in the city with Carly, contemplating his actions up until now, he decides to throw away his title as King and find his own path. When Yusei is caught up in a duel with Kalin, Mina arrives and takes Jack and Carly to the scene. Afterwards, Jack returns to New Domino City, telling Carly not to get involved in the Signer battles.

Dark Signers

When Dark Geoglyphs appear in the city, Jack rides towards the action in order to investigate. He arrives at the Arcadia Movement's tower where he sees Leo, Luna, Yanagi and Tanner, who had just escaped after witnessing the duel between Akiza and Misty. He goes inside and is able to help Akiza, but then notices Carly's broken glasses on the floor, realising she was there too. He calls for her, but is unable to find her. When the Signers are united, they go to Goodwin to ask about the Dark Signers. Since Goodwin is unsure of what happens to those sacrificed for Earthbound God summons, Jack is worried about Carly's whereabouts, which lead to his reason to fight the Dark Signers. He also learns that Dark Signers are those resurrected from death. He later learns that Carly had, in fact, become a Dark Signer and decides to duel her to find out how she became one and since she guards the Aslla Piscu tower switch.

When he duels her, he is initially reluctant to put up a defense. However he starts to fight back in order to stop himself from losing. Whilst dueling, Carly shows him a vision that if he were to be defeated, he would be revived by her as a Dark Signer, and he would rule as the Dark King with her at his side. However, noticing Carly's glasses, Jack decides to fight in order to bring out the true Carly, using a trap that lets her decide the outcome. He manages to get through to her, but the Earthbound Immortal possesses her, forcing the duel to continue. Facing against her Aslla Piscu, Jack confesses his feelings for Carly, and it allows him to gather the power of the birthmarks, letting him summon Savior Demon Dragon. Carly's spirit asks Jack to end the duel for her, and even though he protests, he complies with her wishes. He tries to end the game in a tie, hoping to die along with her, but the true Carly activates a trap that just causes her to lose. In the end, Jack holds on to Carly tight while she turns to dust, right after she tells him she loves him. He then goes on to assist Yusei and Crow in a duel against Goodwin; their victory revives the Dark Signers, including Carly, and removes their memories of their time as Dark Signers. Carly's feelings for Jack, however, remain intact.

World Turbo Grand Prix

Six months later, Jack is working with Yusei and Crow to enter the upcoming WRGP, and gets involved in a few missions of his own. However, one day, he is arrested after a Duel Runner similar to his was spotted attacking other duelists. He is mysteriously broken free, but is then challenged by another Jack Atlas, whose behavious is similar to his prior to the Fortune Cup. Using an identical deck with an identical Red Dragon Archfiend, the imposter defeats Jack and knocks him into the sea. He is then trapped in a virtual machine where he is forced to watch the imposter besmirch his reputation. However, when he hears the kind words from Yusei and Crow, he breaks free and faces the imposter again, learning from his mistakes. Although the imposter manages to summon three Red Demon's Dragon copies, Jack defeats him using Savior Demon.

Appearances in other media


In the manga, Jack works with Rex Goodwin. In this version, he seems much more malicious compared to his attitude in the anime, and doesn't seem to even know Yusei. He is sent to Satellite, before Goodwin begins plans for the D1 Grand Prix. In Satellite, Jack finds Yusei and attacks him with a giant scythe-wielding monster. He congratulates Yusei on dodging the attack and challenges him to a Duel. Yusei declines in favor of helping Sect, but Jack continues to attack him with his monster, but Yusei defends with "Junk Blader". Seeing that they were already dueling in some form, they decide to have a proper Duel.



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