|Organization||Knights of Hanoi|
|Anime debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 8: "A Storm is Coming"|
Clarissa Turner, known as Kyoko Taki (滝 響子, Taki Kyōko) in the Japanese version, is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. She is a doctor and a member of the Knights of Hanoi, known as Baira (バイラBaira) in LINK VRAINS.
Clarissa is a thin, pale-skinned woman with gray eyes and maroon hair with orange highlights that flicks up at the ends. She wears a white jacket over darker clothing. While she was imprisoned, she wore an orange prisoner's overalls. When she worked with Dr. Kogami, she wore a white lab coat over a light grey collared shirt, and a charcoal jacket when she took care of Ryoken.
As Baira, her hair lengthens slightly down the nape of her neck and becomes spikier. Like Faust and Dr. Genome, she wears a steel eyepiece with a red lens over her left eye, but one with neater curves than her fellow Knights, with a gold line encircling the lens, an "L" shaped line at the base, and three feather-like curves at the eyebrow, in addition to a green gem in the diamond shape over her nose. She also wears a white attire with purple lining and markings, comprised of a sleeveless trench coat over a skirt, a top, a black fastener strip down her chest, a mantle, a detached cuff with on her right wrist, her Duel Disk on the other wrist, stockings, and ankle boots with purple cuffs and short heels. When she uses her Skill, "Malevolent Malpractice", the yellow lines on her eyepiece glow and then shatter, and then the pink portions of her outfit glow.
Her name in LINK VRAINS, "Baira" is similar to a corruption of "virus", though the Japanese term proper differs.
Clarissa aided Kiyoshi Kogami with his Ignis project, alongside Aso and Dr. Genome. She was uncomfortable with the experiments that they put the kidnapped children through. Clarissa and Aso acted as older sibling figures to Kogami's son, Ryoken. After Kogami's death, the three helped Ryoken form the Knights of Hanoi to avenge Kogami's death and prevent the Ignis from destroying humans. Baira aided Varis in his attack on the Cyberse five years prior to the events of the series.
Knights of Hanoi
Clarissa was one of the doctors who oversaw Skye Zaizen's condition, after she was defeated in LINK VRAINS and infected with a prototype of the Deleted virus created by the Knights of Hanoi. By Baira's own admission, Skye was used as a test subject for the Deleted virus.
As the Knights of Hanoi began their full-scale attack on LINK VRAINS, Baira provided the Deleted virus to Dr. Genome for use in subjugating defeated Duelists as they searched for Playmaker. She and Faust joined Varis on a rooftop as Varis lamented the naivety of the lesser, glory-seeking members of the Knights who did not know their true purpose. She and Faust reassured Varis that Genome was making his move and that they'd provided him with the Deleted virus. When Playmaker defeated a Knight of Hanoi and questioned him as to how to cure the Deleted, Baira purged the Knight's data before he could expose her. She and Faust later assisted their fellow Knights against SOL Technologies' A.I. Duelist army, defeating them all in seconds.
After defeating the A.I., Baira and Faust returned to the Knights' control room. They noted that the defeat that SOL Technologies had suffered would keep them quiet for a while. Baira asked if Faust was really okay with helping Varis commit an historical cyber-crime despite treating him like a little brother, and discussed their plan to lure Playmaker out with the Deleted virus in order to capture his Ignis and find the Cyberse before Dr. Kogami's plan came to fruition.
Clarissa ended her shift at the hospital early, observing the Deletion of a Duelist in a car outside and then heading home, unaware that she had been recorded on the security cameras. She logged into LINK VRAINS, finding Frog and Pigeon. Observing that they were journalists, she asked if they knew where Playmaker was, and prepared to Delete them, but as she noted that they really didn't know where to find Playmaker, Blue Angel showed up and aggressively challenged Baira to a Duel, stating she was in a very bad mood. Baira was surprised that Blue Angel had returned to LINK VRAINS, much to Blue Angel's irritation. Baira revealed to Blue Angel that she was used as a test subject to create the Deleted virus and that she was its creator, and Blue Angel furiously vowed to defeat her. Accepting her challenge, Baira conjured a Data Storm, and the two Speed Dueled. Blue Angel quickly Link Summoned "Trickstar Holly Angel" and began dealing damage to Baira with her burn effects. Baira warned Blue Angel that her Deck had become too well-known and that she was prepared to counter it. She set up her "Temple of the Kings", using it to activate her "Current Corruption Virus" the same turn she set it and combined it with "Dark Mummy Surgical Forceps", knocking Blue Angel off her Duel Board, though Blue Angel was able to keep "Holly Angel" on the field with "Trickstar Perennial".
Baira's "Surgial Forceps" and "Virus" cards continued to press Blue Angel back; by drawing a Trap Card, the effect of "Surgical Forceps" inflicted 500 damage to Blue Angel, and by using her "Malevolent Malpractice" Skill, she brought out two "Dark Mummy Infusers" to protect "Surgical Foreceps" from Traps and trigger her "Root Ransom Virus" to sap the ATK of Link Monsters to zero and negate their effects. She attacked "Holly Angel", depleting most of Blue Angel's LP, but protected "Holly Angel" once again with "Trickstar Perennial". Blue Angel used her Skill on her next turn, which would allow Baira to draw three cards. Baira noted that Blue Angel would lose if she drew a single Trap, but despite her ratios, she was unable to draw a Trap and her cards were banished. Blue Angel's move had allowed her to assemble enough monsters to Link Summon "Trickstar Bella Madonna" and destroy the "Infuser" linked to it, allowing Baira's own "Virus" to affect "Surgical Forceps", though "Bella Madonna" herself was unaffected and defeated Baira. As Baira lost, she reflected on how Blue Angel had been able to turn the Duel around through hope, and wondered how she had fallen this low. Deciding that it wasn't too late to make amends, she released the Deleted as her LP fell to zero. After the Duel Baira commented that Blue Angel was back, and Blue Angel replied that she was only fighting for herself. Baira revealed that she had freed the Deleted, and Blue Angel asked her why. Baira claimed that Blue Angel was able to change her heart, and that she may have fought for herself, but could change those around her. She encouraged her to carry her hopes onto others by fighting for everyone, before being purged, vanishing into golden data. Unbeknownst to Clarissa, Yusaku Fujiki and Kal Kolter had discovered her identity and found her in her apartment. They were prepared to question her, but instead saw a screenshot of Varis closed her field of vision. Despite not being logged in, she wasn't waking up, and they called doctors for her. After Playmaker defeated Varis in their second Master Duel, she was released.
After awakening, Clarissa was arrested and placed in a high-security prison. Ryoken, Specter, Aso and Dr. Genome rescued her, and she asked them if a new battle was starting. Ryoken confirmed that there was.
While Varis rescued Playmaker and Ai from Windy and Lightning, Baira and her fellow Knights attacked Windy's fabricated Cyberse, defeating his Echoes. After defeating the Echoes, Baira, Genome and Faust entered Windy's palace to find Varis on 100 LP, though Baira believed that Varis wouldn't lose. Specter and Soulburner arrived and Lightning attempted to capture them, though the Fire Ignis, "Flame" blocked Lightning's efforts and freed Playmaker and Ai. Varis then defeated Windy, and ordered the Commanders to erase him. Baira and the other Commanders unleashed a virus that impaled Windy on spikes, but Lightning rescued him. Bohman and Harlin then arrived, and Lightning revealed Jin Kolter. Lightning revealed that he had been behind the destruction of the Cyberse, though he couldn't settle matters due to Baira and Genome's virus infecting Windy and he fled after declaring war on humanity. Baira and the Knights remained in Windy's palace as Playmaker and Soulburner pursued Lightning, Bohman and Harlin. Varis decided to let Playmaker and SOL Technologies battle the Ignis for now, and ordered the Knights to let SOL Technologies know the Ignis' location.
When Varis enacted his plan to use the Tower of Hanoi to scan for Lightning's location, Clarissa, Aso, and Genome remained on his speedboat to support Varis and Specter from the real world. Their feed suddenly deactivated, and Clarissa asked her fellow Commanders what had happened; Aso explained that the entrance to Mirror LINK VRAINS had closed and they started working on getting their connection back. Kolter send them the feeds of Playmaker's team; Clarissa noted that he dealt with problems quickly. They watched as Lightning approached Specter to Duel him, locking Specter down on the first turn with an Extra Link. Aso and Genome worried over whether Specter would be able to break the Extra Link, and Clarissa noted that they would have to trust Specter. Specter was able to reverse the Extra Link, but Lightning defeated him and claimed his data. Soulburner was able to defeat Windy and Flame absorbed his data, but Bohman defeated Blue Maiden and acquired hers, Aqua's, and Earth's data. Footage then showed Playmaker Dueling Kolter, and Clarissa received a program from Kolter to hack LINK VRAINS; Aso deduced that Kolter had anticipated being used by Lightning and had sent them the program as a result. They quickly started working on the program to help Varis as soon as they could. They finished the program just as Playmaker defeated Kolter. Clarissa launched the program, successfully freeing Varis, Playmaker and Soulburner, and Aso immediately contacted Varis, who reassured them he was all right and asked them to send a message to Lightning, then asked them to go to Café Nom to safeguard Kolter. Clarissa remained on Ryoken's speed boat, while Aso and Genome went to Den City.
Clarissa watched as Lightning Dueled Varis and Varis revealed that Lightning was the sole Ignis responsible for the Ignis turning against humanity in Dr. Kogami's simulations. Varis was able to corner Lightning, but before he could declare his final attack, Lightning held Jin's data hostage. Clarissa was infuriated by Lightning's cheating, especially as he was holding Specter's data hostage. After Varis ended his turn, Bohman took Jin and Specter's data from Lightning to allow them to Duel fairly. During the Duel, Lightning revealed that he had been the one who had infected Dr. Kogami with the computer virus, much to Clarissa's fury. Lightning ended the Duel in an apparent DRAW, much to Clarissa's horror and she began to cry as Varis fragmented into data. However, Lightning had converted some of Jin's consciousness data into LP, allowing him to survive the Duel and give himself to Bohman, giving Bohman the data of five of the Ignis.
Clarissa watched the final Duel between Playmaker and Bohman, staying in contact with Aso and Genome. To Clarissa's shock, Bohman caused an Ignis algorithm to appear in both LINK VRAINS and Mirror LINK VRAINS, which began striking people down, and Bohman then Link Summoned a Link-5 monster, "Chimera Hydradrive Dragrid". Clarissa realized there would only be more victims as the Duel continued when Bohman explained that he had created "Dragrid" using the capabilities of the victims of the algorithm he had created, the Neuron Link. Clarissa ordered them to analyze the Neuron Link to prevent Bohman from claiming more victims. To her dismay, curious users began logging in and were also trapped by the Neuron Link. Genome eventually deduced that the overlap between the two LINK VRAINS was the key to stopping the Neuron Link and the Commanders began looking into it. Clarissa warned them that there would be more victims if Bohman used his Skill again, and Aso suggested that the power Bohman had to use when activating his Skill could present a vulnerability in the Neuron Link for them to exploit and that they could attack the Neuron Link from inside and outside LINK VRAINS. Having noticed their presence earlier, Clarissa revealed that Akira Zaizen and Ghost Gal were in LINK VRAINS, and Aso contacted them to explain their plan. The Commanders' attack was successful, though the Neuron Link trapped Zaizen and Ghost Gal after they launched their own attack. Bohman then began repairing the Neuron Link, so to Clarissa's shock, Ai sacrificed himself to stop it. Despite Ai's sacrifice, Bohman used LINK VRAINS itself as data to restore the Neuron Link and obtain "Perfectron Hydradrive Dragon", reducing Playmaker to 100 LP. Clarissa watched as Ai returned and Playmaker defeated Bohman with "Firewall Dragon Darkfluid".
Clarissa and the other Knights of Hanoi continued to monitor the network, willing to oppose Ai if he turned against humanity. Zaizen came to the Knights of Hanoi to request protection from Ai and Roboppi, who were targeting him for his code key to SOL Technologies. Varis agreed to help Zaizen, and that the Knights of Hanoi would turn themselves in after Ai had been dealt with, as their mission would be over. Baira joined Varis, Specter, Faust and Dr. Genome at the defunct Central Station, meeting with Zaizen, Blue Maiden, Soulburner, The Gore, Ghost Gal and The Shepherd. Baira was assigned to team with The Gore and the other Commanders to guard the western interior entrance. As they moved to cover their assigned positions, Playmaker finally arrived to join the battle.
Baira and Genome were the first to encounter Ai directly after his three copies engaged Varis, Playmaker and Soulburner. Ai defeated them in a Speed Tag Duel easily, taking their data after he did so. Clarissa was released after Playmaker defeated Ai, but the Knights did not turn themselves in, according to Soulburner's wishes after he had defeated Varis in a Duel. As she watched The Gore regaining his championship title, Clarissa noted that LINK VRAINS would become bigger and bigger with the Knights protecting it.
Clarissa uses a "Virus" Deck. To facilitate her use of "Virus" cards, she uses DARK monsters, including the "Dark Mummy" archetype, and "Temple of the Kings" to accelerate her Trap usage. Her Skill, "Malevolent Malpractice", allows her to replenish her supply of monsters.
|Multiple AI Duelists||24||Win (with Faust)|
|Skye Zaizen/Blue Angel||25-26||Lose|
|Ai||106||Lose (with Dr. Genome)|
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 26: "Diagnosis: Deletion"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 22: "The Deleted"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 43: "The Reveal"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 28: "Bugging Out"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 25: "Suture the Circuit"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 68: "The Doorway"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 8: "A Storm is Coming"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 24: "To Gore Or Not To Gore"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 59: "Return of the Hanoi"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 69: "Coexistence"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 70: "A Storm Brews"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 71: "A Logical Decision"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 84: "Payback"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 86: "The Weakest Link"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 87: "The Ultimate Connection"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 92: "Fight with a Friend"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 93: "A Fighting Promise"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 94: "No Matter What It Takes"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 95: "From the Ashes"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 96: "I Know Your Secret"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 97: "Outsmart, Outwit, Outthink!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 98: "Lightning Storm"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 99: "Bohman's End Game"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 100: "I Know Everything"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 101: "Ai of the Beholder"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 102: "The Final Turn"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 105: "Unlikely Alliance"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 106: "Roboppi Mops Up"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 117: "Parallel Paths"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 120: "Connected World"