Voice Actors: Dan Green (USA) Megumi Ogata, Kazama Shunsuke (Japanese)
Favorite Card: Dark Magician
We first meet Yugi as a lonely high school student who loves to play games. He is trying to solve an artifact called The Millenium Puzzle. After several all-nighters, he solves it and the spirit of an ancient pharoah bonds with his soul and seeks revenge on those who do wrong with his powers of darkness. After despensing of many bullies, he got hooked on the game of Duel Monsters, which was based on the Ancient Egyptian Shadow Games. After winning a match against the world champion, Seto Kaiba, he was challenged by the "creator" of the game, Pegasus J. Crawford (Maximillion Pegasus) to a Duel in a magical place called the shadow realm. Since Yugi lost, Pegasus used the powers of his Millenium Eye to trap his grandfather in a Duel Monsters card. on the same day Yugi recieved an invitation to an exclucive Duel Monsters tournament on his private island, Duelist Kindom. Yugi battled his way to the final match, where he fought against Pegasus for his grandfather's soul. Using a mind shuffle technique so Pegasus couldn't see what cards were in his hand, Yugi beat Pegasus and freed his Grandfather. After that incedent, Yugi entered The Battle City tournament thrown by Kaiba Corp. This tournament turned out to be a plot to gain the three Egyptian god cards. This tourney ended with a battle-royale between Yugi, Kaiba, and Malik (Marik), who was also after the god cards.