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For a listing of the major characters across the three media, see: List of Yu-Gi-Oh! main characters
For a listing of characters who in only one of the three media, see: List of Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, manga or movie only characters


Major recurring supporting characters


Dinosaur Ryuzaki

Dinosaur Ryuzaki (ダイナソウ竜崎 Dainasō Ryūzaki?, Rex Raptor in the English anime) is the runner-up of the Japanese Duel Monsters tournament, and is good friends with the champion, Insector Haga. His nickname is derived from his fondness for dinosaur-themed deck of cards. In the first season, he is defeated by Jonouchi and has his Red-Eyes Black Dragon, a card that would become a trademark for Jonouchi, taken as a result. In the anime-only "Waking the Dragons" story arc, Ryuzaki and Haga were plotting for revenge against both Yugi and Jonouchi, but their souls were captured by Gurimo. They were restored upon Gurimo's defeat, but after watching Yugi lose to Rafael, they decided to work with Dartz in order to gain the power to defeat their rivals, Yugi and Jonouchi, as well. They lost anyway, and their souls were taken, until Yugi freed them by defeating Dartz. Ryuzaki appears briefly in the 1999 film by Toei Animation, where he is shown being defeated by Seto Kaiba. He is voiced by Kin Fujii, then later by Yuichi Nakamura (Episode 131 onwards) in the original version, and by Sam Regal, then later Sebastian Arcelus (Season 4), and finally by Brian Zimmerman respectively for the English adaptation.

Insector Haga

Insector Haga (インセクター羽蛾 Insekutā Haga?, Weevil Underwood in the English anime) is the Japanese champion of Duel Monsters, known for his deck of mainly insect-type monsters and insect-related magic and trap cards. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Jimmy Zoppi.

After defeating his friend Dinosaur Ryuuzaki to claim the championship, Haga was invited by Pegasus J. Crawford to join his Duelist Kingdom tournament. On the boat ride, Haga approached Yugi Mutou and asked to see his Exodia the Forbidden One cards, only to throw them off the boat in order to destroy his major source of competition. Ironically, Yugi was then responsible for Haga's dismissal from the island, after defeating him in the first duel of the tournament. When Haga joined the Battle City tournament, rather than face Yugi again, Haga targeted Katsuya Jonouchi, planting a Parasite Paracide card in Jonouchi's deck in hopes of sabotaging him, only to wind up defeated once more.

Haga did not reappear in the original manga after this, but continued to star in the Duel Monsters anime alongside Ryuzaki. Having lost much of their popularity after the Battle City tournament, the pair wandered Domino City, where they were ambushed by a man wielding the power of the Orichalcos. Although their souls were stolen by this man, Yugi saved them by defeating the villain in a duel, only to have them join up with the master of the Orichalcos, Dartz. Haga proceeded to challenge Yugi to another duel in order to steal his soul with the Seal of Orichalcos, but was again defeated and lost his own soul to the seal. Ryuzaki suffered the same fate, but both were freed when Yugi defeated Dartz. Subsequently, the duo attempted to enter the KaibaCorp Grand Prix tournament, but were defeated by Siegfried Von Schroider. At the end of their rope, the pair’s last attempt at revenge saw them try to steal Yugi’s Egyptian God cards, but instead, they accidentally stole a bag containing his Millennium Items. As they examined their prizes, they were attacked by Yami Bakura, who stole the Items and regained his Millennium Ring back from them. In the final moments of the last episode (in a scene cut from the English anime), Haga and Ryuzaki are seen duelling one another.

Mai Kujaku

Mai Kujaku (孔雀 舞 Kujaku Mai?, Mai Valentine in the English anime) was raised in a wealthy household, but was barely acknowledged by her relatives. While working as a blackjack dealer on a cruise ship, Mai discovered the Duel Monsters card game, and challenged rich men into dueling her. Although a powerful, successful duelist thanks to her Harpie-themed deck, Mai had no true friends, and dueled simply for money and fame. When Mai joined the Duelist Kingdom tournament to seek the three million dollar prize money, she met Yugi Mutou and his friends and steadily forged a true friendship with them after they rescued her Star Chips from the player Panik to help her stay in the tournament. Mai subsequently faced Yugi in the semi-finals, but ultimately chose to surrender to him when she decided she could not win. In Legendary Heroes she appeared as the champion in a town in the virtual world, and she reveals that she was paid by the suits of KaibaCorp (the Big 5). She took away the Niwatori that was the prize of a duel between her and Joey, and eventually joining then on their quest to rescue Kaiba. During the battle with the Big 5 and their F.G.D., her only Dragon-type monster, Harpies Pet Dragon was destroyed and so she lost in that duel. Before all of that, when they heard a girl screaming in the labyrinth of the virtual world, she said that Joey does everything to get a girl's attention and that he finally realized I'm way out of his league, even though this is proven to be her own lie, since she felt something for Joey as well.

Mai returned during the Battle City tournament, where she encountered Shizuka Kawai, Hiroto Honda and Ryuji Otogi fleeing from the villainous Rare Hunters and helped them to safety. Mai also successfully made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament where she faced Yami Marik. While she managed to hold out on her own, while Yami Marik subjected her to a torturous Shadow Game she eventually managed to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra, sadly she couldn't control the card since she lacked the knowledge on how to activate the card which was once more summoned to Yami Marik's side. Although Jonouchi and Yugi were able to save her life, she was still the loser of the duel and as punishment had her mind stolen away by Marik, which would lead to her eventual death. Mai was saved when Yugi defeated Marik in the tournament final, and she departed to find her own way in life.

Although Mai does not appear afterwards in the manga, in the anime she takes part in the Paradias arc. Varon/Valon, a fellow member of Dartz's group is responsible for introducing her to Dartz, and develops feelings for Mai that she slightly reciprocates. Therein, Mai joins Dartz as a duelist, because she has been having nightmares about Marik and believes she must defeat Jonouchi to put her past behind her. Joey however quits the battle to save her and she realizes that was not what she wanted, and rebels against Dartz. She is subsequently defeated by Rafael, and her and Varon's souls, along with all the others who lost their souls to the Orichalcos, are restored when Dartz is defeated.

Throughout the anime series, Mai shows a considerable amount of affection towards Joey. Earlier in the anime, Joey usually only views her as a close friend. Yet, its confirmed later by Valon that Mai loves Joey, which pushes Valon to duel Joey himself in order to win over Mai's heart. Joey does not really realize that her feelings are deeper until he duels her during the Paradias arc. When Joey is defeated and his soul is about to be claimed by the Orichalcos, Joey realizes that Mai's feelings are deeper than that of friendship. It can assumed through Joey's actions that this is true as he comes to Mai's rescue multiple times throughout the anime and manga respectively.

In the 4Kids version, Mai's past as a blackjack dealer was omitted and both she and her Harpie Ladies' appearance were censored to remove sexual references. Mai is voiced by Haruhi Terada in the Japanese series and by Megan Hollingshead, then by Bella Hudson (Season 4) for the English adaptation, and finally Alson Johnson for the 4Kids Uncut adaptation.

Miho Nosaka

Miho Nosaka (野坂 ミホ Nosaka Miho?, Melody in the DDM video game) is a classmate of Yugi and his friends, the shy student librarian of the school, nicknamed “Ribbon” for the yellow ribbon she wears in her hair. She has only a small role in the original manga, where Hiroto Honda has a crush on her and attempts to pass a love note to her in the form of a jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle is intercepted by the wicked teacher Miss Chono, but her attempts to embarrass Honda are foiled by Yami Yugi. Unfortunately, when Honda asks Miho out directly, she turns him down flat.

Miho’s role in the story was greatly expanded for the Toei anime, where she was voiced by Yukana Nogami. Here, she is on the main group of Yugi’s friends, and come across as a shallow, somewhat air-headed girl, who nonetheless cares deeply about her friends, and is not afraid to confront people who endanger them. She exploits Honda’s crush to get gifts from him, but she ultimately falls for Ryo Bakura. Miho is not part of the “jigsaw puzzle love note” storyline, which is redone to focus on Jonouchi and a girl named Mayumi, but Honda still has a crush on her.

Miho was name-checked in episode 168 of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, where her name appears on the top of a list that Axel Brodie was looking at.

Also, in the original anime, Miho speaks in the third person at various times.


A ghost said to have been killed by Bakura.[citation needed]The mysterious, enigmatic Shadi (シャーディー Shādī?) has guarded the tombs of Ancient Egypt for 3,000 years, awaiting the return of the Pharaoh Atem. He possesses the Millennium Scale, which can weigh a person's sins against a feather, and the Millennium Key, which can reveal what is inside one's soul and control that person.

In the original manga, Shadi first encountered Yugi Mutou and his friends when he seeks to punish Professors Yoshimori and Kanekura for desecrating the tombs of the pharaohs. After a Shadow Game, Shadi realised that Yugi was now host to the spirit of Atem and withdrew. The Duel Monsters anime reimagined this first meeting, placing it at the conclusion of the Duelist Kingdom tournament, but with Shadi coming to the same conclusion. Shadi reappeared during the Battle City tournament, saving Honda and Otogi when they were thrown over the edge of the aircraft playing host to the quarter-finals, and then giving Yugi a great deal of backstory for the Egyptian God cards.

When the time came for Atem to enter the world of his own memories and solve the riddle of his destiny, Shadi helped Yugi and his friends enter the World of Memories through the Millennium Puzzle. In the original manga, he adopted the guise of “Bobasa,” presenting himself as merely a servant of Shadi, but did not bother with the deception in the Duel Monsters anime. As the conflict in the World of Memories reached its apex, Shadi revealed that he was also Hassan, the eternal spirit of the Millennium Stone, and sacrificed himself to save Atem from the demon, Zorc Necrophades.

Shadi is voiced by Kaneto Shiozawa in Toei's series, Nozomu Sasaki in the Japanese version of the Duel Monsters anime, Wayne Grayson in the American English version of Duel Monsters, and Chuck Powers in the Singaporean English version of Duel Monsters.

Shizuka Kawai

Shizuka Kawai (川井 静香 Kawai Shizuka?, Shizuka Jonouchi (城之内静香 Jōnouchi Shizuka?) in the 1st series anime,[1] Serenity Wheeler in the English anime) is the little sister of Katsuya Jonouchi, separated from him when their parents divorced and her mother took custody of her. When Shizuka was diagnosed with the steady onset of blindness, Jonouchi entered the Duelist Kingdom tournament and successfully obtained the prize money to secure the operation that would save her sight. Shizuka underwent the operation in the early days of the Battle City tournament, and was looked after by Hiroto Honda (who developed a crush on her) while Jonouchi dueled. Unfortunately, Jonouchi fell under the mental control of the evil Marik Ishtar and nearly died when he was pulled under the ocean during a deadly duel with Yugi, but was saved when Shizuka removed her bandages and dived into the water to save him. Joining Jonouchi and his friends in the final leg of the tournament, Shizuka became friendly with Mai Kujaku, who she looked up to, and Ryuji Otogi, who vied with Honda for her affections.

For Shizuka's brief appearance in the Toei anime, she was established as simply being ill, rather than going blind. Her doctor, Kekeru Goyu, slacked off on her care, causing Nurse Miyuki Sakurai to get angry at him. After he fires Miyuki for hitting him, Yami Yugi defeated Dr. Goyu in a Shadow Game.

The Duel Monsters anime gave Shizuka a chance to duel when, in the midst of the Battle City tournament, she and the rest of the cast where trapped in a virtual reality world by Noah Kaiba. Facing off against the fourth member of the Kaiba Corporation's "Big Five" alongside Honda and Ryuji, Shizuka employed a deck consisting of female monsters, such as Saint Joan and the Forgiving Maiden, but proved less than skillful at the game. However, she grew more motivated after Honda forfeited the duel himself to protect her from certain defeat and, with Ryuji's assistance, ultimately defeated their opponent. In the English adaptation she is voiced by Lisa Ortiz.

Sugoroku Mutou

Sugoroku Mutou (武藤 双六 Mutō Sugoroku?, Solomon Muto in the English anime, Sugoroku Muto in the subtitled English anime and the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie Animanga) is the grandfather of Yugi Mutou, who gave him his famous Millennium Puzzle as a present, which he had recovered from the tomb of the Pharaoh Atem in his youth. He owns the Kame Game shop, where Yugi and his friends get several of the games they play, and he taught Katsuya Jonouchi how to play the Duel Monsters card game. His fondness for games is even evident in his name: "Sugoroku" is a Japanese game similar to Backgammon. Sugoroku is the reincarnation of Ancient Egyptian vizier, Siamun Muran, right hand man to the Pharaoh Atem.

In the original manga, Sugoroku's ownership of the rare Blue Eyes White Dragon card led him to be targeted by Seto Kaiba, who stole the card from him and duelled Yugi with it. Yugi reclaimed the card, but Kaiba, seeking revenge, forced Sugoroku to the dueling stage of his KaibaLand amusement park and defeated him, tearing up his precious Blue Eyes White Dragon card. While simply holding the character hostage in the Toei anime, in the original manga, Kaiba took his revenge even further by subjecting Sugoroku to virtual reality torture in order to force Yugi to enter "Death-T," a series of games and amusement park rides intended to kill him, in exchange for Sugoroku's life. In the end, Yugi defeated Kaiba and Sugoroku was saved. The Duel Monsters anime reimagined and combined these two separate events into one, as Kaiba did not steal the Blue Eyes White Dragon, but kidnapped Sugoroku as his first move and defeated him in a duel, refraining from any further torture.

Things only got worse for Sugoroku when Maximillion Pegasus removed his soul from his body as a means of forcing Yugi into competing in his tournament. The original manga, he trapped Sugoroku's soul in a video camera, while in the Duel Monsters anime, he was imprisoned within a Duel Monsters card. Sugoroku was freed when Yugi defeated Pegasus at the conclusion of the tournament, and continued to dispense support and advice for Yugi in his subsequent battles and duels.

The Duel Monsters anime gave Solomon Muto the chance to get back into the action during the KaibaCorp Grand Prix, which he participated in under an alias. In the Japanese version he uses "Mask of Rock," while in the English dub of the series, he uses the alias "Apdnarg Otum", "Grandpa Muto" spelled backwards. He duels Joey using an ancient-themed deck with a lot of rock monsters; Joey defeats him.

Sugoroku reappears in episode 75 of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, where he is kidnapped by Thunder (Ikazuchimaru) and Frost (Kourimaru). He also appears in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters OVA, as a colleague of Alex Brisbane.

Sugoroku is voiced by Takeshi Aono for the Toei anime series, Tadashi Miyazawa for the second series in Japanese, while Maddie Blaustein handled his voice for the English adapation, with Marc Diarison voicing him for Episode 199.

Kaiba Corporation

See also: Seto Kaiba

Gozaburo Kaiba

Gozaburo Kaiba (海馬 剛三郎 Kaiba Gōzaburō?) is a rich, powerful business man who is the adoptive father of Seto and Mokuba Kaiba. Gozaburo is the original founder and CEO of the eponymous Kaiba Corporation, which initially began as a successful arms manufacturer, and a world famous chess champion. It was this particular skill that Seto appealed to when Gozaburo visited the orphanage where he and Mokuba were living, as he challenged Gozaburo to a game to chess game, with the stakes being the adoption of the two brothers. Seto won, and Gozaburo adopted the pair, but proved a cruel father, forcing him to spend all his time studying in order to groom him as his new heir. Gozaburo’s plans backfired, however, when he gave Seto a 2% share of KaibaCorp stock as a test, challenging him to pay back ten times the amount within a year. Seto managed to acquire the money within a single day, and together with the board of directors (the “Big Five”), secured majority control of the company stocks, overthrowing Gozaburo and installing himself as the new CEO of KaibaCorp.

In the original manga, this was the end of the story for Gozaburo, who committed suicide by defenestration upon being dethroned. The Duel Monsters anime expanded on his story greatly, however, revealing that he had a biological son named Noah, who was fatally wounded in an accident. Although his body was lost, Gozaburo was able to save Noah’s mind by digitizing it into virtual reality, and it was revealed that he did the same to himself after being deposed by Seto when Noah, acting under his orders, captured Seto, Mokuba and their friends in the midst of the Battle City tournament. Facing off against Seto in a Duel Monsters match while attempting to regain his power in the real world through manipulation of military satellites, Gozaburo was defeated and ultimately destroyed when Noah betrayed him and orchestrated an explosion that destroyed both them and the virtual world.

In the Japanese versions, Gozaburo is voiced by Unsho Ishizuka in the Toei anime, and by Tetsuo Komura in Duel Monsters series. In the American English dub of Duel Monsters, he is voiced by David Willis.

Mokuba Kaiba

Mokuba Kaiba (海馬 モクバ Kaiba Mokuba?) is Seto Kaiba's younger brother.

In the manga, Mokuba is characterized as a spoiled brat, always trying to trick Yugi Mutou to get back at him for defeating his older brother. In the first series of the manga Mokuba tries to defeat Yugi before Kaiba has a chance and challenges Katsuya Jonouchi and Yugi to a Roulette of Death and poisons Jonouchi. Yugi eventually wins and saves Jonouchi. Mokuba is another good game player who specializes in video games and Capsule Monster Chess ("Capmon"), but is not as good of a gamer as his brother. He is so committed to avenging his brother's humiliation that he sometimes resorts to extreme measures, such as having his friends brandish an Uzi, a knife, and a stun gun in one manga chapter to coerce Yugi to play "Capmon" with him. In the second series of the anime, Mokuba is eternally devoted to his brother Seto Kaiba and is constantly by his side. He is not as violent as his manga counterpart, and is not committed to avenge Seto's defeat. He befriends Yuugi's group after they rescue him, thus making him the warmer, more sociable one of the two brothers.

In the anime, at a young age, Mokuba and Seto are orphaned (their actual surnames unknown). Seto's mother dies when Mokuba is born, and their father dies in an accident when Seto is eight. Their relatives use up their inheritance and leave them at the orphanage. When the head of Kaiba Corporation, Gozaburo Kaiba, arrives at the orphanage to perform a publicity stunt, Seto sees the chance to challenge him to a game of chess, with Gozaburo forced to adopt Seto and Mokuba should he win. Mokuba was five at the time, while Seto is ten in the manga and Japanese anime, and twelve in the English anime. Seto wins, and Gozaburo is forced to adopt them. Mokuba plays a vital role in Seto's later bid to take over the company, possessing the vital 2% of the company that Seto uses to vote Gozaburo out of power.

In the second series anime, Mokuba is entrusted with Kaiba Corp when Seto goes away on a journey, and is kidnapped by Pegasus as part of a plot to take over the company. Mokuba escapes and briefly attempts to sabotage Yugi's efforts to confront Pegasus in revenge before being recaptured. He is eventually rescued when Yugi defeats Pegasus. Mokuba spends Battle City and the KC Grand Championship as an enforcer of security and rules while Seto is otherwise busy. In the third season, he is kidnapped by Noah, who brainwashes him to hate Seto, and later captures his body for his own uses.

Mokuba Kaiba is the weaker character in Yu-Gi-Oh video games but in reality he seems to have equal skill with his brother,Seto.

In the Toei anime series, he is voiced by Katsue Miwa. In the Japanese version of Duel Monsters Mokuba is voiced by Junko Takeuchi and by Tara Sands and Carrie Keranen from season five onwards in the English adaptation.

Big Five

The Big Five are the Board of Directors for Kaiba Corporation. In the Anime, it is shown that they originally worked for Gozaburo Kaiba, producing weapons of mass destruction. When Seto wants to own the company, he tells the Big Five that he will restore them to their former power and says that Gozaburo does not give them the respect or power they deserve. The Big Five agree, and help Seto take over the company. However, Seto backs out on their deal, strips them of their power, and leaves them little more than figureheads and consultants. Furious over their betrayal, the Big Five strike a deal with Maximillion Pegasus. If Pegasus defeats Seto and Yugi Mutou in duels, then they will use their majority shareholding of Kaiba Corp to make Pegasus the new president of the company. However, Pegasus is defeated, and the Big Five attempt to take Seto out of commission by trapping his mind in a virtual reality game. Seto defeats them with Yugi's help, and their minds are trapped instead.

The Big Five wander Kaiba Corporation's computer banks for some time until they are found by Gozaburo's biological son Noah. Noah also desires to take control of Kaiba Corporation from Seto, and they enter an alliance. Noah lures Seto, Yugi and his friends to an underwater military base, and there forces them to enter his version of the Virtual World. The Big Five duel Yugi and his friends to attempt to take over their bodies, but are largely defeated. As a last ditch effort, the Big Five use the body of Tristan Taylor to unite into one and duel Yugi and Joey in a two-on-one match. They once again fail to defeat them, and are summoned back to Noah's headquarters. Noah refuses to give them a third chance, and as punishment seals each of the Big Five in an isolated portion of the Virtual World. Following this they are never seen again and are presumably deleted when the fortress that the Virtual World's software is stationed in explodes.

The Big Five are not named in the manga, but in the anime their names and backstories are given as follows: Konosuke Oshita (大下 幸之助 Ōshita Kōnosuke?, Gansley in the English anime), former Kaiba Corp Vice-President and leader of the Big Five; Shuzo Ohtaki (大滝 修三 Ōtaki Shūzō?, Crump in the English anime), an accountant with a soft spot for penguins; Chikuzen Oka (大岡 筑前 Ōka Chikuzen?, Johnson in the English anime), former legal adviser for Kaiba Corp and corrupt lawyer; Soichiro Ota (大田 総一郎 Ōta Sōichirō?, Nesbitt in the English anime), former head of Kaiba Corp's military factories when it was an arms dealer; and Kogoro Daimon (大門 小五郎 Daimon Kogorō?, Leichter in the English anime), former right-hand man to Gozaburo and later Seto.

In the English adaptation the Big 5 are voiced by Eric Stuart, Wayne Grayson and Sam Regal during their first appearance. During their later appearance in Season 3 they are voiced by Darren Dunstan (Gansley), Robert O'Gorman (Crump), Tony Salerno (Johnson), David Willis (Nesbitt) and Tom Souhrada (Leichter).

Ishtar family

Marik Ishtar

Marik Ishtar (マリク・イシュタール Mariku Ishutāru?) in the original Japanese anime and manga, is a character in the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! and the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series (known in Asia as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters). The heir to a clan of tombkeepers, Marik's hatred of the nameless Pharaoh compels him to disregard his duties and turn to a life of evil, eventually developing a split personality. He serves as the third antagonist Yugi faces in the manga, and is the antagonist in seasons two and three of the anime. In the English adaptation he is voiced by J.T. Ross.

Marik's family had guarded the tomb of the pharaoh for generations. Marik holds the Millennium Rod and with his Ghouls organization (called the Rare Hunters in the English anime), he wished to obtain the three God Cards, and with them, unlock their power for himself so he can gain the title of "Pharaoh" and set his family free of their burden. In the Japanese anime, Marik wished to get revenge on the ancient Pharaoh's soul for killing his father, as he was made to believe. Marik's backstory differs between versions, and in the English anime his desire for revenge is replaced by a desire for the pharaoh's power.

Marik's mad quest to defeat Yami Yugi made a target out of his friends, and after sending numerous minions to defeat him that each failed, he brainwashed Yugi's friends and turned them against him. When this failed, Marik entered the Battle City finals. During this, his adopted brother Rishid fell comatose, and Marik's sadistic alter personality Dark Marik (Yami Marik) took control of his body. The insane alter ego proceeded to defeat Mai, Bakura and Jonouchi before facing Yugi. In their final match, Yugi and Rishid were able to restore a reformed Marik to his body, leaving Dark Marik to fade away as Marik overcame his hatred for Yugi. Fulfilling his duty as tombkeeper, Marik returned to Egypt with his family to start a new life.

In the character profile leaflets of a Japanese volume his name is romanized as Maric with his alter ego's name romanized as Yami Maric.

Ishizu Ishtar

Ishizu Ishtar (イシズ・イシュタール Ishizu Ishutāru?) is a character in the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! and the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime (known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters in Asia). In the English adaptation she is voiced by Karen Niel.

Marik's elder sister, Ishizu became a museum curator in order to lure Yugi Mutou and Seto Kaiba to her in order to keep Marik from fulfilling his goals. To aid her, she holds the Millennium Tauk (Millennium Necklace in the English anime) that has the power to foresee any future events. With her powers of prediction, Ishizu has Seto set up the Battle City tournament to lure out Marik. In hopes of saving her brother, Ishizu enters the semi-finals with the intent to face Marik and stop him herself. However, she is defeated by Kaiba, and accompanies the other remaining finalists to see the events played out, dispensing advice to Yugi when she can and working to undermine Dark Marik's schemes. She is also the reincarnation of Isis, one of Atem's Guardians who held the Millenium Necklace.

After the Pharaoh recovers his memories and his name in the Egyptian Arc, Ishizu, Marik and Rishid lead Yugi and his friends to the tomb of the Pharaoh in order for Pharaoh Atem and Yugi to have a final duel in order to determine if the spirit will move on to the afterlife or remain in the present.

In the character profile leaflets of a Japanese volume her name is romanized as Ishizu Ishutarl.[1]

Rishid Ishtar

Rishid Ishtar (リシド・イシュタール Rishido Ishutāru?, Odion Ishtar in the English anime) is Marik's adoptive brother and the second-in-command of the Ghouls. Abandoned as a child, Rishid was taken in by Marik's mother prior to his birth. However, his father never accepted him as a suitable heir and treated him as a servant rather than a son. When Marik was born, his father told him to take care of his younger brother and Rishid stood by Marik's side, even when he turned to a life of evil. Marik had Rishid pose as him during Battle City, but he fell unconscious. He later awakened during the final battle between Dark Marik and Yugi, and helped Marik overcome his dark alter-ego and take back control of his body. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Michael Alston Bailey.


The Ghouls (グールズ Gūruzu?, Rare Hunters in the English anime; Jackals in some video games) are a group of card thieves and duelists that serve Marik. By stealing and selling rare cards from duelists worldwide, the Jackals supply Marik with a large supply of minions, rare cards and money. Numerous members of the Ghouls are shown, the Rare Hunter (レアハンター Reahuntā?, Seeker in the English anime), Pandora (パンドラ?, Arcana in the English anime)), the Pantomimer (パントマイマー Pantomaimā?, Strings in the English anime), Mask of Light (光の仮面 Hikari no Kamen?, Lumis in the English anime) and Mask of Darkness (闇の仮面 Yami no Kamen?, Umbra in the English anime), and various other unnamed duelists. Following Marik's defeat they are never mentioned again and are presumably disbanded, though the "lost souls" of two of them (the Rare Hunter and Pandora) are seen in the realm of lost souls when the pharaoh goes to see Yugi in the Waking the Dragons arc. In the English adaptation they are voiced by David Willis (Rare Hunter), Sam Regal (Arcana), Jimmy Zoppi (Lumis) and Tony Salerno (Umbra).

Ancient Egypt


Ahknemkhanen (アクナムカノン Akunamukanon?, Aknamkanon in the English anime) is the father of Pharaoh Atem in Ancient Egypt and brother of Akhenaden. Thief Bakura blames the late Ahknemkhanen for killing his village, Kul Elna, to make the Millennium Items and believes he was a wicked ruler. Ahknemkhanen did not know this, however, as it had been ordered by Akhenaden, and when he found out he sacrificed himself to the gods of Egypt as a penance, asking only for his son's safety from their wrath in return. Ahknemkhanen appears several times during the memory arc to offer his son guidance and help him defeat Bakura. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Marc Thompson.


Akhenaden (アクナディン Akunadin?, Aknadin in the English anime) was the guardian of the Millennium Eye and the brother of King Ahknemkhanen. As they grew up, he was secretly jealous of his brother's position as pharaoh, considering himself the true power behind the throne. He ordered the massacre at Kul Elna so he could create the Millennium Items to defend his brother's kingdom, keeping the slaughter a secret. To protect his family from anyone seeking revenge, he abandoned his wife and his son, Seto. Seto later entered the pharaoh's court as a priest, but Akhenaden kept their relationship a secret. Seeing how his son had flourished after he abandoned him, his desire became to see Seto achieve power. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Pete Zarustica.

When Bakura attacked the kingdom and revealed he had escaped the massacre at Kul Elna, Akhenaden was hunted down and eventually cornered in his sanctuary. Bakura used his newly acquired Millennium Ring to influence Akhenaden's mind, and the priest became convinced Seto should overthrow the pharaoh and take control of the kingdom. He told Seto this, but the loyal Seto refused. In preparation for Seto's rise nonetheless, Akhenaden kidnapped a young girl named Kisara, whose spirit contained a powerful White Dragon. Akhenaden later returned the Millennium Items to the Millennium Stone and began Zorc's resurrection. Zorc then used his power to transform Akhenaden into the Great Shadow Magus. Akhenaden continued to try to persuade Seto to rebel and become pharaoh, going as far as to kidnap him so the Pharaoh and the other guardians couldn't interfere. But when Kisara convinced Seto to completely turn his back on him and stay with the Pharaoh, Akhenaden went mad. He attacked the pair, sealed Kisara's spirit in stone with her dragon and entered Seto's body to take control of him. Kisara's spirit protected Seto, however, and Akhenaden was destroyed.

In the original manga, the battle between Atem and Seto was the one in which Atem sealed his soul into the Millenium Puzzle, along with the soul of Akhenaden, which was possessed by Zorc. In the Memory World Dark RPG, Akhenaden's possessed soul aids Bakura in trying to kill Atem and resurrect the full soul of Zorc, most notably by turning back time when Bakura is defeated, and later animating the memory version of the Great Shadow Magus. Akhenaden's mummy is kept at Bakura's side by the RPG table, and it's skull is split open after Zorc's defeat, showing that Zorc's darkness has vanished completely. Akhenaden's purified soul is later seen in the afterlife as Atem walks through the door to it; his appearance being that of how he looked before he created the Millenium Items.


In the original manga, Bobasa (ボバサ?) arrives from Egypt to help Yugi in guiding the pharaoh to the world of his memories. Introducing himself as a member of the guardians and a servant of Shadi, his body is a "living safe" that can keep the Millennium Items safe by placing them in the indentations of his abnormally shaped chest and locking his clothes around them. After the Pharaoh enters the world of his memories, Bobasa guides Yugi, Honda, Jonouchi and Anzu through the maze of the Millennium Puzzle so that they can all join him there. As the events of the past play out before them and the demon Zorc Necrophades is released, Bobasa reveals his true identity - Hassan, the spirit of the Millennium Stone. As Hassan defends the Pharaoh against Zorc, his mask shatters under the force of Zorc's attack, revealing that that both Hassan and Bobasa, are, in actuality, both identities used by Shadi.

Bobasa is a completely different character in the anime, used mostly for comic relief. Here, he is a Non-Player Character in the RPG-styled Shadow Game that Bakura transforms the Pharaoh's memories into, who can lead the players to the location of the Pharaoh's true name if they feed him enough food. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Sean Schemmel.


Hassan (ハサン Hasan?) is a mysterious ancient being and is the messenger of the Egyptian Pharaohs. He made a vow with Atem's father, Akhenamkhanen, to protect his son no matter what. His role in the Dark RPG is that of Dark Yugi's Master Item. It is also possible that Hassan is the past self of Shadi. In the manga, Hassan is one of the alternative identity of Bobasa (even though both characters are separated in the anime). When Zorc blew half of Hassan's mask, it has shown Shadi's face instead, revealing that Hassan and Bobasa are aliases for Shadi.


Seth (セト?) is Seto Kaiba's past incarnation and the holder of the Millennium Rod. Abandoned by his father Akhenaden at a young age, he proves himself over time and enters the pharaoh's court as a priest, unaware he is Atem's cousin. He serves as Atem's second in command, and even takes temporary control of the kingdom when he goes missing. Because of his power, Akhenaden suggests he overthrow Atem and take over, but Seth is loyal and refuses. When Akhenaden rebels, he reveals Seth's royal lineage to him and takes control of his mind to force him to attack Atem. With Kisara's help, Ahkenaden is destroyed, and Seth helps Atem fight Zorc. After the battle, Atem gives him the Millennium Puzzle and tells him to become the next pharaoh (in the manga, it took place after the battle against Zorc. In the anime, it's before). In the present afterwards, Atem reads the Egyptian tablets that led him to the memory arc, which confirmed that Seth ascended the throne and became a mighty and worthy king. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Eric Stuart.

The Pharaoh's Court

The pharaoh's closest advisers and allies, there are six in all, each with a Millennium Item. Their members are Isis (アイシス Aishisu?), holder of the Millennium Necklace, Kalim (カリム Karimu?, Karim in the English anime), holder of the Millennium Scales, Mahado (マハード Mahādo?, Mahad in the English anime) holder of the Millennium Ring, Shada (シャダ?), holder of the Millennium Key, Akhenaden, holder of the Millennium Eye, and Seth (セト?), holder of the Millennium Rod. As well, Mahado has an apprentice named Mana (マナ?), and Atem has another adviser, Siamun Muran (シモン・ムーラン Shimon Mūran?, Shimon Muran in the English anime), who was the holder of the Millennium Key under Atem's father.

During the battle with Zorc, each of the members of the court except Seth and Mana are defeated. After Zorc is dispatched, Seth is entrusted with Atem's Millennium Puzzle to become the new pharaoh. Each of the members of the court also bears a resemblance to someone in the present, such as Isis resembling Ishizu Ishtar, and Siamun resembling Suguroku Mutou. The only exceptions are Mahado and Mana, who are revealed to turn into duel spirits and become the Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl duel monster cards. In the English adaptation they are voiced by Karen Niel (Isis), Marc Diraison (Karim), Michael Sinterniklaas (Mahad), Michael Alston Bailey (Shada), Bella Hudson (Mana) and Maddie Blaustein (Shimon).

Zorc Necrophades

The Great Evil God Zorc Necrophades (大邪神 ゾーク・ネクロファデス Daijashin Zōku Nekurofadesu?) (Zorc the Dark One in the English anime) is a demon that was born when the Millennium Items were originally created (in the English anime, he is the creator of the Shadow Realm, and therefore likely predates the items, though they were made using his power, and in the manga he was said to be born of the darkness in humans' hearts). He is summoned by Akhenaden by the power of the Millennium Items and attacks the kingdom, dispatching Atem's advisers. In the RPG-style game that Dark Bakura has set up based on ancient Egypt, Zorc is the game's final boss, and if he wins in the past, history would effectively be altered so the present never existed. However, with Yugi's help Atem defeats him and stops him from destroying the past.

Other characters

Ryota Kajiki

Ryota Kajiki (梶木 漁太 Kajiki Ryōta?, Mako Tsunami in the English anime) is an ocean-themed duelist appearing both in the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City arcs. Introduced in the Duelist Kingdom arc, he duels Yugi Mutou and is defeated. In Battle City he duels Katsuya Jounouchi, and his backstory is further expanded. It is revealed that Kajiki's father was a great fisherman that was lost at sea. In the English anime, Mako believes his father is alive and duels to raise money to fund a trip to search for him; in the Japanese anime, Kajiki duels in his father's memory. Jounouchi defeats Ryota in their duel. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Andrew Rannells.

Bandit Keith Howard

Keith Howard (キース・ハワード Kīsu Hawādo?), better known as Bandit Keith (バンデット・キース Bandetto Kīsu?), is a character in the anime and manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!. He is an American Duel Monsters champion.

Bandit Keith first appears as one of many entries in Duelist Kingdom arc in the anime. In flashbacks, it is revealed that he was once the champion of Duel Monsters in America, until he dueled Maximillion Pegasus (Pegasus J. Crawford in the Japanese anime and manga) at the American Championship tournament. Keith, shocked and humiliated at being defeated, became depressed over the defeat and seeks to defeat Pegasus and reclaim his lost glory. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Ted Lewis.

Along with three duelists (in the Japanese second series anime, they are named Takaido, Satake, and "Ghost" Kotsuzuka; in the English dub, they are named Zygor, Sid, and Bonz, respectively; Takaido and Satake are unnamed in the manga). Keith was responsible for giving Bonz some cards to enhance his zombie deck, but ultimately, Bonz loses to Jonouchi. After sealing Yugi and his friends in a cave following Bonz's loss, Keith turns on his allies and steals their star chips, giving him enough to qualify as a finalist.

Keith later duels Jonouchi in the semi-finals of Duelist Kingdom. To ensure that he wins, he sneaks into Jonouchi's room the night before and steals his entry card. Jonouchi is nearly disqualified, but Mai Kujaku lends him her entry card. Although caught off guard by Jonouchi's entrance, Keith duels him, and cheats during the duel by pulling cards from beneath his wristbands. Jonouchi still wins, and afterwards, Keith claims that Jonouchi should be disqualified since the card he used to enter the semi-finals wasn't his. However, this backfires on Keith, as Jonouchi questions how he knew that Jonouchi used someone else's card to enter. Pegasus steps in, explains how Keith stole the card, and also calls Keith out for cheating during play, and has him thrown out by his security guards. In the manga, Keith responds by threatening Pegasus with a knife. Pegasus uses his Millennium Item to "turn" Keith's hand into a gun, and the hand "shoots" Keith. In the anime, Keith holds Pegasus at gunpoint and demands he hand over the tournament's prize money. Pegasus calmly moves his foot to hit a hidden button. The floor around him falls away, and Keith plummets down a tunnel into the ocean.

In the second series anime only, Keith is found afterward by Marik Ishtar and takes control of his mind to force the pharaoh to reveal himself during Yugi's duel with Keith (in the English dub, he needs to beat Yugi in a duel to gain the powers of the Millennium Puzzle) during the duel Keith uses a much more powerful machine deck. However, Yami Bakura breaks Marik's control over "Bandit" Keith using his Millennium Ring. Believing the Millennium Puzzle to be controlling him (in the English dub, Marik briefly controls him), Keith shatters the puzzle. Due to Marik's attempts to control him, Keith goes berserk and accidentally sets fire to the warehouse the duel was located in before fleeing. He is never seen again, though his "lost soul" is seen in the realm of lost souls when the pharaoh goes to see Yugi in the Waking the Dragons arc.


Ghost Kozuka (ゴースト骨塚 Gōsuto Kotsuzuka?, Bonz in the English anime) is a duelist appearing both in the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City arcs. Initially a duelist under the tutelage of "Bandit" Keith Howard, Kotsuzuka duels Katsuya Jonouchi. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Amy Birnbaum.

Despite the duel being constantly advised by Bandit Keith, Kozuka loses. Afterward, he and "Bandit" Keith's other minions are assaulted by Keith, and their star chips are stolen, expelling them from the tournament. "Ghost" Kozuka and Keith's other minions later enter Battle City with the hopes of proving themselves as revenge but are defeated by Dark Bakura.

Satake and Takaido

Satake (佐竹?, Sid in the English anime) and Takaido (高井戸?, Zygore in the English anime) are lackeys of Bandit Keith. They later form a gang with "Ghost" Kotsuzuka (Bonz in the English dub). They serve little role beyond taking orders, and are defeated along with Ghost Kotsuzuka by Yami Bakura. In the English adaptation they are voiced by Eric Stuart (Sid) and Maddie Blaustein (Zygore).

Meikyu Brothers

The Meikyu Brothers (迷宮兄弟 Meikyū Kyōdai?, Paradox Brothers in the English anime) are a pair of elite tag-team duelists hired as Player Killers by Pegasus. Dueling Yugi Mutou and Katsuya Jounochi in a unique tag-team duel, they attempt to trap them in an underground duel arena using a tricky logic problem, but fail. They make a brief appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to duel Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale, as well as in the Waking the Dragons arc, in the realm of lost souls as the pharaoh goes to see Yugi. In the English anime, they have a tendency to rhyme with each other. In the English adaptation they are voiced by Sam Regal (first appearance) and Jerry Lobozzo (second appearance). During their cameo in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX they are voiced by Eric Stuart.

Step Johnny

Step Johnny (ステップ・ジョニー Suteppu Jonī?, Johnny Steps in the English anime) is a duelist who is also a dancer. After losing in a game similar to Dance Dance Revolution to Anzu Mazaki despite blatant cheating, he is challenged to a duel by Yami Yugi. After backing out when he learns Yugi's identity, Anzu confronts him with his cowardice and tells him to believe in himself more. In the English anime, Téa tells him that he is a quitter and is likely without any friends because he is always backing down from challenges. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Tony Salerno.

Esper Roba

Esper Roba (エスパー絽場 Esupā Roba?, Espa Roba in the English anime) is a duelist appearing in the Battle City arc, Roba claims to be a psychic duelist and can predict the cards in his opponent's hand. In reality, his little brothers spy on his opponents from a nearby rooftop and relay him the information via the wireless receiver under Roba's hair. Roba duels and defeats Dinosaur Ryuzaki in Battle City, but loses to Katsuya Jounouchi. After the duel, it is revealed that Roba is the eldest of five brothers and takes care of them alone, using his psychic act as a way to stave off bullies. He is never mentioned again afterwards. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Sebastian Arcelus.


Cyndia (シンディア Shindia?, Cecelia Pegasus in the English anime) is Pegasus's lost love. Cyndia first met Maximillion Pegasus at a party thrown by his businessman father in Las Vegas fourteen years ago. Cyndia and Pegasus were engaged (married in the English dub) and Pegasus, an artist at the time, constantly drew pictures of his love. However, Cyndia died of a disease (This is the first time someone actually dies in the English version, and her death appeared on-screen), and this prompted Pegasus to search for a way to bring her back, ultimately culminating in his acquiring of the Millennium Eye from Shadi. Pegasus' feelings towards his beloved were eventually revealed to Yugi Mutou and his friends after they found Pegasus' diary, which displayed his emotions. In the English adaptation she is voiced by Megan Hollingshead.

Arthur Hopkins

Arthur Hopkins (アーサー・ホプキンス Āsā Hopukinsu?, Arthur Hawkins in the English anime) is the American best friend of Sugoroku Mutou (Solomon Muto in the English anime) and the grandfather of Rebecca Hopkins (Rebecca Hawkins in the English anime). His original Japanese name is kept in the English video games. In the manga, Professor Hopkins only appears in a photograph with Sugoroku Mutou, and his name is never revealed. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Mike Pollock.

Although he is briefly seen after Rebecca finishes her duel with Yugi, his major appearance is in the Waking the Dragons arc, where he investigated the history of Atlantis and of the Orichalcos. He gives information to Yugi concerning both of them and is instrumental in discovering the location of the lair of Dartz. He also appears during the Grand Championship arc.


Ushio (牛尾?, Demetrius in the DDM video game) is a hall monitor at Domino High School who offers a paid bully protection service to Yugi after he is bullied by Jonouchi and Honda. Although Yugi refuses, denying that he has been bullied, Ushio beats up Jonouchi and Honda and demands that Yugi pay him a fee of 200,000 yen($1,600 American currency). With this act, Ushio became the first victim of Yami Yugi, who challenged Ushio to a shadow game. In the manga, Ushio is challenged to stab as many banknotes as he can with a knife, while in the Toei anime, the game involves scaling a building and trying to draw a playing card with a higher number. In both instances, Ushio loses after he tries to cheat, and Yugi subjects him to a penalty game. In the manga, Ushio goes crazy and thinks that a pile of leaves and trash is money. In the anime, Ushio imagines there are monsters coming out of a body of water about to eat him, and he is seen trembling and crying in front of the school, which results in him being taken to the hospital. He is mentioned and briefly seen, but not named, in flashbacks in the Duel Monsters anime, in which he is said to have been expelled after attacking Yugi, Jonouchi and Honda. In the English adaptation he is voiced by Dan Green.

In the Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, Ushio's given name is "Tetsu," as seen in his listing in Austin O'Brien's (Axel Brodie) database of Domino High School students.[2]

Another character named "Tetso Ushio" (牛尾 哲 Ushio Tetsu?) appears in the spin-off anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, of which his English name is Trudge. In this series, he is an officer for the Security Maintenance Bureau and has a rivalry with the show's lead, Yusei Fudo.


Dartz (ダーツ Dātsu?) is an original character created exclusively for the animes fourth season (known as Waking the Dragons arc in the English adaptation). He was the former and last king of Atlantis over 10,000 years ago. As part of the royal family, he had everything he wanted until the stones of the Orichalcos rained down upon the kingdom. The Orichalcos transformed his wife and his subjects into horrific monsters and told Dartz that his people were to be destroyed. The Orichalcos gave him a dueling army and the great leviathan to help him. His father, former King Ironheart, stopped him by amassing an immense monster army and neither side won the war. Atlantis sank after the battle and Dartz was exiled. 5000 years later he met Pharaoh Atem and began gathering souls to feed and speed the rebirth of the great leviathan so he continue what he started. In the modern world Dartz formed the Paradius organization and the Doma group to pass as financial businessman so he could continue his gathering of souls with the use of the Seal of Orichalcos card. When Dartz managed to raise the leviathan and Atlantis, Atem and Yugi stopped him. He is voiced by Yū Emao in the original and Wayne Grayson for the English adaptation.


  1. ^ "イッパツ逆転 白衣の危機." Yu-Gi-Oh! at Toei Animation. Retrieved on August 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Episode 168. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX (Japanese version).


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