Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Characters

The Top Ten

1 Seto Kaiba Seto Kaiba

I actually started off liking this character well enough, despite being a jerk and an antagonist. He had enough redeeming qualities and coolness to him that I enjoyed watching him. By the time the anime reached Season 3, though, I began to get sick of his stoic, grumpy, arrogant attitude, bad behavior that he repeatedly got away with, and constant glorification from the narrative, which in turn got him glorified by the fandom. The worst part was that he REFUSED TO CHANGE - he stayed the same egocentric dick from start to finish. Not even Eric Stuart could make me like him now. Well, then I read the original manga and was surprised at just how fascinating, well developed, and well portrayed the character was there when compared to the anime. He had obvious mental issues from the start, gradually became less of a villain and more of an anti-hero, and had a complete arc that ended with him putting his past aside, focusing on the future, and actually changing. Then I saw the original ...more

2 Yami Yugi Yami Yugi
3 Yami Bakura Yami Bakura
4 Yugi
5 Joey Wheeler Joey Wheeler
6 Teia
7 Tristan
8 Yami Marik
9 Maximillion Pegasus Maximillion Pegasus
10 Marik

The Contenders

11 Mai Valentine
12 Grandpa
13 Mokuba
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