Worst Yu-Gi-Oh Characters

This is for every character, no matter what spin off they come from. So I will include the original, GX, 5D's, Zexal and Arc-V.

The Top Ten

1 Yuma Tsukumo


Yuma without Astral actually has a 0% chance of defeating any duelist from each series, while Yuma with Astral at his side only has a 10% chance of defeating any duelist from each series.

Towards the end of the series, Yuma gained almost 1% potential, but otherwise, he sucks.

As a duelist, as a character, as a protagonist, even as Yuma Tsukumo

He just sucks, BADLY

Easily the worst protagonist the series has ever had and it shows how bad he is, when you want his opponent to win more than him. From his constant whining, his obnoxious voice or how he's useless without Astral, Yuma is terrible. - RoseRedFlower

Yuma and Tea should swap places,

Yuma = strong

2 Zigfried Von Schroeder

I didn't think this was at all possible for there to be a worse villain than five old dudes Kaiba fired. The only thing good about him is his design and Valkyrie deck, that's about it.

From the original Yu-Gi-Oh series. Worst villain in the series. His motivation is confusing. He wants revenge on Kaiba because Kaiba apparently stole Zigfried's idea on creating holographic images for Duel Monsters. One question: What proof do you have? He has none. This whole arc happened because Zigfried is an idiot who can't back up his own claims Easily, the worst part of the original show. - RoseRedFlower

There's no words for how terrible this "villain" is!

no offense

3 Tea Gardner

A very dull female lead in the anime. I know she's slightly better in the manga but I wish they gave her more to do than just standing on the sideline cheering. There's only two things I know about her that exclude her friendship with other people. She loves dancing and she works at a burger shop. That's it. Other than that, she never develops a personality and is always there on the sideline. I know people say she defeated Mai or how she won against one of the members of the Big Five. Here's the thing though, Mai gave up the duel. She had a habit of giving up before the duel was over and when she felt she couldn't recover from a heavy blow. If she did keep pursuing, she would have won. Secondly, Serenity won against one of the members of the Big Five after they lost Tristan and she never dueled before. So it really doesn't make her all that special. - RoseRedFlower

Never liked her. I wish Mai replaced her, so we wouldn't see anymore of Tea.

She's so annoying. Always giving dumb speeches and getting involved in stuff she doesn't need to. Also, she doesn't stop yelling at Kaiba, which is bull. I especially hate her for stopping Atem from attacking Kaiba and for trying to stop Yugi and Atem's duel.

Why does everyone like her? I find her boring. I saw a scene of her in the anime when I watched it on Netflix that made me disturbed. She looks like Madoka Amano of Metal Fight Beyblade.

4 Tori Meadows/Kotori Mizuki

I haven't watched Yugioh Zexal yet but when I looked this girl up, I can't help to noticed how over sexualized she is for a 13 year old girl. - Rue

What a disappointment. Akiza was a really great female lead but then we got one hundred steps backwards to Tori. - RoseRedFlower

I never cared for this girl and never will. She's a disappointment of a female lead and very irritating if you think about it. - KonekoAngel

Such an horrible character. They should have replaced her with anna or rio

5 Alexis Rhodes

She's the biggest Mary Sue in the GX series to me. She's never really developed a personality and her only motivation was finding her brother. But that's resolved half way through the first season. She never really evolves or grows as a character. - RoseRedFlower

I was actually okay with Alexis... Jaden X Alexis is a pretty decent ship.

Asuka/Alexis is not a Mary Sue. If she would be one, she'd never lose, and she'd never get kidnapped or persuaded to become a member of Sartorius' band of fools. But you're absolutely right with everything else. The writers obviously didn't know where to go with her character - just like Daichi/Bastion, who might be even more useless after Season 1 onwards!

I always felt like she was lacking something and you actually put it in words. - Rue

6 Dr. Faker

From Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal comes another idiotic villain. This seems to be a recurring problem with this series. Dr. Faker wants to save his son Hart. Okay but the lengths he takes and choices he makes, make me question how he became a 'doctor'. Aliens from another world tell him they will save Hart if Dr.Faker destroys Astral World. Now several questions arise that are never explored. Why did he blindly believe in these aliens? Why didn't he feel the need to trust his other son Kite about this information? What made him think that doing all this damage would cause any harm? Did the aliens ever give any proof that they could cure Hart? Why did he say the Barians will grant him power and help him conquer the Earth? Wasn't this supposed to be about his son? - RoseRedFlower

He isn't much better in the Zexal manga either. There he dies before being able to cure his son, and Mr. Heartland then uses his death for his own benefit. If that's not the sign of a poor villain, I don't know what is.

Dr.Faker is... GARBAGE!

7 Echo
8 Crow Hogan

Crow is awesome! He’s better than Tea as well

9 Cathy Katherine

Noo why is Cathy on this list take her off

10 Paradox

A very weak villain. He wants to rid the world of Duel Monsters because somehow Duel Monsters destroyed the world. How did a children's card game destroy the world? It was so stupid that even Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged made fun of it for a minute. His design is also very unoriginal. Just a cross between Jack Atlas and Dartz. - RoseRedFlower

Granted, Paradox is awful, but not as awful of a villain as Kyoji Yagumo from the Zexal manga! That guy just wants the world to end, because he never managed to get a life. At least Paradox wants to SAVE the world.

The Contenders

11 Anubis

A terrible cliché villain. He wants to destroy the world and he will do so with the Pyramid of Light. First the Pyramid of Light just looks like the millennium puzzle upside down and blue. Second, why does he want to destroy the world? Lastly, he only appears at the very last ten minutes of the movie. I thought Venom from Spider-Man 3 was wasted but Anubis was much worse. - RoseRedFlower

12 Weevil Underwood

Damn it this guy is stupid but I guess he created him so the series can actually progress because exodia would've one shores everybody yugi dueled and it would make the matches less interesting. I wonder who has them now

First place in the regionals, yet the FIRST to be booted from Duelist Kingdom! I guess he did well in Battle City, but I assume that he cheated to win most of his duels. He is annoying as hell!

Yeah he deserves to be on this list for trashing a pretty sweet card that pissed me off so much when Weevil threw the Exodia Cards in the ocean and some of them got lost

The most annoying character by far.
Can't stand his voice and behaviour.

13 Astral
14 Shark
15 Bronk Stone
16 Vellian Crowler

Or Doctor Crowler if you prefer. Not only is his appearance kind of cringey but he's all talk and no show. He's lost so many times in this series but still thinks he's the best. He lost to a student who didn't even transfer to his school yet. He was just an annoying character to deal with and I found him just a nuisance to the show. - RoseRedFlower

He's just a mean teacher and that's it.

Hate. Hate. Hate.

He scares me

17 Sly

Sly is that annoying kid that thinks that he's so cool and pretends not to care. He's also kind of dumb because he wants Yusei's StarDust Dragon and Yusei has helped him in the past but he still resents him. - RoseRedFlower

18 The Fat Bavarian Kid from Arc-V

Nothing more to say about this

He's so bad no one remembers his name. Damn

You mean Frederick?

19 Kite Tenjo
20 Tristan Taylor

No why is he here

"And Tristan. Tristan. You are the single most worthless human being I've ever met." - Kaiba, YGOTAS. - BrawkShady

Yay I'm friends with kwoiba!

21 Miho Nosaka (Yu Gi Oh)

Her voice is so squeaky and annoying. Also, she is a pretty useless damsel in distress as well as Anzu (Tea).

22 Mr Ishtar

I hate him. I just hate him so much. He's such a bad dad and he's a bad person

23 Orbital 7
24 Serenity Wheeler

Annoying voice, little to no personality and 0 character development.

Because if there's anyone in any Yu-Gi-Oh series who has no personality, it's her. I know she needed an operation to get her eyesight back. That's all I know about her. At least Téa's got some traits to pass for at least half a personality, I can't say the same of Serenity.
And she literally can't say one sentence without mentioning her brother somehow. Her whole life revolves around him. It's super creepy.

Irritating character. Does nothing good for the show at all.

25 Mai Valentine

She was irritating as hell when she joined Doma! I mean whoever gives a damn for her dreams? And for that only she wants to defeat only one and that's Jonouchi? Stuoid

26 Yuya Sakaki

He is too sexy!

Who put the aborable tomato boi here?



27 Jean-Michel Roget

I don't know if I spelled it right. But, he's a terrible villian and a terrible person.

He sucks,and he does not know how to mind-contrlo someone,ecentually resulting in my favourote protagonist,Yuya,badly defeating my favourite main sidekick,Crow
I just hate that man

He's a little bitch. I love most Yu-Gi-Oh characters, even the ones other people hate. But this guy is an exception -@CocoKisses

28 Bandit Keith
29 Sayer

He could have been so much more, but due to behind-the-scenes stuff during production of 5Ds, his role got extremely diminished. Too bad actually, because I liked the idea behind the Arcadia Movement. Would have loved to see the writers' original ideas put to film, but unfortunately it didn't happen.

30 Rex Raptor

Apparently was the runner up in the regionals. This means that he had to beat Mako Tusnami. How? He has lost EVERY SINGLE DUEL EVER SHOWED! He is a terrible duelist with like ZERO personality.

Even wost than weevil, Rex raptor has never seen won a sinlge duel, he's only use was to give Joey Wheeler the Red-eyes Black Dragon, also he makes dinosaurs puns

31 Lawton
32 Jean Claude Magnum

Phony duelist

33 Mokuba Kaiba

But Mokuba's adorable! He adores his big bro and he's very nice.

34 Declan Akaba

I don't not like him use a pawns still a col jerk evil worst monster

35 Flip Turner/Tokunosuke Hyori
36 Duke Devlin

Dungeon dice monsters is nothing like yu gi oh! ( Faint theme song in background).

37 Jaden Yuki

This is the most annoying character in the entire yugioh series. He thinks of him self as the best duelist but he lost to the king of games. I just hate how self confident this little bitch is. I mean come on somebody please give this kid money so he can get a new hairstyle.

38 Kyoji Yagumo

The "main antagonist" from the Zexal manga, so I believe he counts. Another Japanese villain who wants to end the world because the world is bad. That trope needs to die - it creates the most boring and onedimensional villains EVER! Yagumo is no exception. Please read a few chapters with him, if you don't trust my word. in my opinion he might even be worse than Dr. Faker and Paradox combined.

39 Bastion Misawa

He had a huge start as Jaden's main rival during the first season, and we can clearly see that the writers had big plans for him - there's even a Fire Dragon in the opening alongside his trademark Water Dragon. But after he was defeated by Tanya, the show almost forgets he even exists. Bastion deserves to be on this list, simply because he's a complete waste of potential! It really annoys me, how little the writers did with him after Season 1.

40 Tragoedia

From the GX Manga. This brilliantly designed monster was sealed by the Pharao's priests 5000 years ago and has worked on its resurrection ever since. So far so good, but here's what makes Tragoedia the worst villain in Yu-Gi-Oh history: Wanna know its motive? Its main reason for wanting to be resurrected? Tragoedia is bored and wants to be entertained by humankind. I'm so not kidding! Neither does it want to take over the world nor revenge, it just wants to see people duel. WORST. VILLAIN. EVER!

41 Yuzu Hiragi

I hate her! She's annoying, she hasn't had a development and she hasn't done anything in the last few seasons! She became like princess peach from Super Mario :/

YUYA! it's so irritating every time she yells out his name. Also why the hell didn't she speak up for Yuya when Henrietta asked about the attack on Shingo? Sure I understand both Yuya and Yuto look similar, but is she color blind?!?!?!? - ndog

42 Akiza Izinski

How dare you put Akiza, Crow, Zuzu and Yuya in this list

43 Panik

Wow... a duelist who lives in the shadows... He is just irritating. He can't even scare the kids watching the show!

44 Henrietta Akaba

She brainwashed Reira, she evil and cruel

She brainwashed Reira, worst monther ever

She brainwashed and cruel Reira, worst mother ever terrible mother😡

45 Johnny Steps
46 Rebecca Hawkins
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