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 Tsukumo

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

What about Rebecka Hawkins?

Yuma and Tea should swap places,

Yuma = strong

Yuma and Tea should swap places

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2 Tea Gardner 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

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.

She is the worst (other than Rebecca) They both succ.

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.

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3 Zigfried Von Schroeder Zigfried Von Schroeder

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

no offense

4 Tori Meadows/Kotori Mizuki 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

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

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5 Alexis Rhodes Alexis Rhodes

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

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

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

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6 Dr. Faker 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 Echo
8 Cathy Katherine Cathy Katherine

Noo why is Cathy on this list take her off

9 Paradox 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.

10 Crow Hogan Crow Hogan

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

The Contenders

11 Weevil Underwood 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

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

No words to describe my hatred for weevil.

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

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12 Anubis 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

13 Astral Astral
14 Shark
15 Vellian Crowler Vellian Crowler

Hate. Hate. Hate.

He scares me

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.

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16 Bronk Stone
17 The Fat Bavarian Kid from Arc-V

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

You mean Frederick?

Nothing more to say about this

18 Sly 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

19 Tristan Taylor Tristan Taylor

Yay I'm friends with kwoiba!

No why is he here

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

20 Kite Tenjo
21 Mr Ishtar

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

22 Miho Nosaka (Yu Gi Oh)
23 Mai Valentine 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

24 Orbital 7
25 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

26 Bandit Keith
27 Yuya Sakaki


He is too sexy!

Who put the aborable tomato boi here?


28 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.

29 Rex Raptor 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

30 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

31 Sayer 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.

32 Lawton Lawton
33 Jean Claude Magnum

Phony duelist

34 Mokuba Kaiba

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

35 Declan Akaba
36 Flip Turner/Tokunosuke Hyori
37 Duke Devlin Duke Devlin

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

38 Kyoji Yagumo 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 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 Akiza Izinski Akiza Izinski

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

42 Panik

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

43 Henrietta Akaba

She brainwashed Reira, she evil and cruel

She brainwashed Reira, worst monther ever

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