Crow Hogan (ARC-V)

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Crow Hogan
Crow Hogan
  • Crow Hogan
RōmajiKurou Hōgan
  • Male
  • Career
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Friendship Cup Top 4
Anime DeckBlackwing
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 05656: "Synchro Sector"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Voice actors
Hogan, Crow

Crow Hogan (クロウ・ホーガン , Kurou Hōgan) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. He is an alternate universe version of the Crow Hogan that appeared in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. He is a Duelist of the Synchro Dimension, and lives in the slums of New Domino City where he takes care of three orphans: Frank, Amanda and Tarren. After the Obelisk Force's attack, Crow becomes one of the few Synchro allies of the Lancers who believes in the threat of Duel Academy and pledges his support, eventually joining the Lancers.



Full body view of Crow.

Crow's design is identical to that of his Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's counterpart. He has dark-grey eyes and orange hair restrained by a leather band with twin rings piercing it, as well as several criminal marks on his face (in this incarnation given to him in some way in re-education camps), an "M" and a dot on his forehead, and a full-cheek line and triangle on each side of his face. His ears have piercings with bolts hanging from them.

Crow wears a simple orange shirt and teal pants with knee pads. He wears a brown sleeveless vest over it and elbow-length fingerless gloves, with studded bands strapped around his wrists and forearms, and heavily strapped tan boots. He wears a black helmet with wing-like attachments while riding his Duel Runner.


Crow Hogan has a similar personality to his 5D's counterpart. He deeply cares for the children he looks after, shown when he got angry at Sector Security when they approached them. He also respects those who protect children, telling Yuya Sakaki that he was impressed with him protecting Riley whilst Dueling Sector Security.[1] However he opposes his children stealing, constantly impressing on them the idea of living honestly and holding their heads high. Even when he was arrested by Sector Security, he insisted to the kids that they not steal. Crow is overall less rebellious to a degree than his 5D's counterpart, emphasizing more peaceful options when possible rather than defying Sector Security and attacking the Topsiders, though he will risk the law if he feels he needs to.

Though he cares about his friends, he believes people should look after their own group when he rejected Yuya from joining his escape plan, though he later changed his mind after being convinced by Gong Strong, who noticed Yuya was upset since he was worried about Zuzu Boyle.[2]

He dislikes the Topsiders, seeing them as repressive and unfair,[3] but is not a rebellious about it as his friend Shinji Weber, being open to other, less violent options. Where Shinji considers an all-out revolution the only option for improving the Commons' life standards, Crow once believed a Common rising to Duel King like Jack Atlas did would allow said individual to turn society around from the inside, although this turned out to be a false hope as Jack never changed anything. Like many Commons, Crow considers Jack a traitor for this reason and urged Yuya to crush him during their Turbo Duel.[4] Notably, rather than insult the Topsiders while he continued Shinji's cause, Crow instead focused on emphasizing the bonds that the Commons share between one another.

He gets into silly quarrels easily, as shown where he and Yuya got into an argument about their reasons for Dueling.[5]



At some point, Crow was marked extensively on the face in re-education camps.[6] Crow was driving home one day when he saw Amanda, Tarren, and Frank huddled in an alley. Crow brought them home and fed them, scolding them when they ate too quickly, and laughing for the first time in years at their antics. He decided to take care of them from that point on.[7]

Friendship Cup[edit]

Crow saves Yuya from Sector Security.

When Sector Security turned the tables on Lancers Yuya Sakaki, Celina, Riley Akaba and Sylvio Sawatari by gathering more units, Crow appeared alongside four other Turbo Duelists. Crow darkened the skies by Synchro Summoning "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower" as a distraction. He and his allies helped the Lancers escape, pulling them away on their Duel Runners.[1]

After seeing his comrades off, Crow complimented Yuya for protecting Riley throughout their ordeal with Sector Security and he and Amanda invited the group in to share the day's spoils. When Sylvio confused Crow with an unstructured explanation of how they were from a different Dimension, he stopped him and told them the Lancers could stay until Sector Security calmed down. Tarren and Frank returned in the evening with food they stole, which angered Crow. He told the Lancers about the Facility Sector Security sent those who opposed the Topsiders-Commons split to, only for Frank and Tarren to remember that Yuya and Celina resembled Yugo and Zuzu. Crow offered to go look for them in the Lancers' place, since they were still wanted by Sector Security.[8] As Sector Security were crawling all over New Domino City, Crow was forced to return empty-handed, explaining the fate of the history of Turbo Duels to the Lancers. Frustrated with the lack of results, Celina decided to go out herself and Sylvio accompanied her, much to Crow's anger.[6]

Crow is captured by Sector Security.

Yuya and Riley remained with Crow, and Shinji later stopped by with sweets for the kids. Crow was finally able to coax some words out of Riley, though he didn't realize that Riley was being serious when the kid asked if he was being ordered to eat and Crow jokingly ordered him to wash his hands. As they watched the kids, Yuya expressed his wish to make everyone in the world happy and smiling. Crow skeptically replied that it was a full stomach that mattered and the two quickly got into an argument that they decided to settle with a Duel. Yuya Pendulum Summoned on the first turn, entertaining the children, and Crow took the second turn, using his "Blackwings" to Synchro Summon "Raikiri", commenting that Pendulum Summoning wasn't the only means of Summoning multiple monsters. Both Crow and Yuya urged the kids to support them, but the kids were on the fence about the affair. Shinji suddenly arrived and warned them that Sector Security were here, but he was too late to stop Sector Security arresting the group and Shinji, having been led there by the returning Sylvio and Celina. Bound in a net, Crow furiously yelled at the Sector Security officers to leave the children alone.[5]

Crow, Shinji, Yuya, Celina, and Sylvio were all taken to the Facility, where Celina was separated from them. Before being dragged away, Crow told the kids to eat properly, and Shinji reassured him that their friends would look after the kids. Upon their arrival into the Facility, they were roomed with Gong Strong and Dennis McField, two of Yuya's friends. Crow and the others suffered from bullying in the mess hall, and Crow was angered enough to the point that he was ready to start a fight, but Gong and Dennis prevented them from fighting so that they wouldn't get sent to solitary. After being forced to clean the bathrooms, Crow and the others learned of the Facility's system of card bribes, and they were called by the "boss" of the prisoners, Chojiro Tokumatsu, to offer up card bribes in exchange for preferential treatment. Yuya led them all in refusal, engaging Chojiro in a Duel.[9] During the Duel, Crow realized that Chojiro was indeed the former Pro Duelist "Enjoy Chojiro" that he had idolized during his youth. Yuya's Dueling eventually caused Chojiro to return to his former style of Dueling, much to Crow's joy, and Yuya defeated Chojiro.[10] Damon Lopez was admitted to the Facility the next day, and he made plans with Crow and Shinji to organize a breakout. Unwilling to bring the Lancers with them, yet also unwilling to have them suffer the consequences of their escape, Crow began to distance himself from Yuya, telling him that they weren't friends any longer. Gong eventually noticed Crow, Shinji, and Damon removing a fan to expose an event, and convinced him to let the Lancers assist in the escape. Crow alerted Yuya to the change in plans with a thumbs up. However, they were discovered by one of the guards, alerting them to the breakout. Crow was attacked by a large Facility guard, but he was saved by Sylvio, and Crow managed to escape with Shinji and Damon.[2] The three Commons were joined by Dennis and Celina, and later Chojiro the other Lancers, including Shay Obsidian, but when they tried to swim from the Facility, they were re-arrested by Jean Michel Roget, the Director of Sector Security. Before Roget could take them away, envoys of the High Council intervened on their behalf and brought the captives to them, where Declan Akaba, the leader of the Lancers, had been meeting with them. Crow learned of the war between the dimensions and despite his protests, he was entered into the Friendship Cup. Yuya was selected to be the opponent in an exhibition match against Jack Atlas, and before Crow was taken away, he urged Yuya to crush Jack, calling Jack a traitor.[3][4]

Crow and Gong at the starting line.

Crow Dueled Gong for the first match of the first round. Although unwilling to entertain the Topsiders, he decided to win and show the kids that the Commons could win. However, when he saw the kids being chased by the staff in the stadium, he became distracted and didn't focus completely on the Duel. Gong was able to back Crow into a corner by using a Pendulum-Synchro Summon to bring out "Superheavy Samurai Beast Kyubi" and set himself up for a winning attack. Gong told Crow that he couldn't win if his heart was in turmoil, and the kids cheering Crow on snapped him out of his daze. Performing a risky maneuver, Crow grabbed "Evasion" to negate the attack, and he brought out "Assault Blackwing - Kusanagi the Gathering Storm" on his next turn to win the Duel. Admitting that "Kyubi" had given him trouble, Crow and Gong congratulated one another on a good Turbo Duel and Gong left the arena.[7] Shinji was up next, Dueling Moon Shadow, and Shinji rallied the Commons in the crowd against the Topsiders the entire Duel, eventually winning. Crow decided to fight alongside Shinji.[11] He watched the other Duels of the first round, including the brutal climax of Shay's Duel with Dennis, which revealed Dennis as part of Duel Academy.[12]

Friendship Cup Finals[edit]

Crow watches in surprise as Yuya summons Enlightenment Paladin, his first Synchro Monster.

Crow watched Zuzu Boyle's Duel against Sergey Volkov and was shocked at Zuzu's brutal defeat.[13] He was surprised to learn that Yuya would Duel Shinji in the second round.[14] Crow mused to himself on his broken trust in Jack for failing to change things for the Commons, and that Shinji's revolution would not have been the only way to change things. Crow was later surprised to witness Yuya Synchro Summon "Enlightenment Paladin" and defeat Shinji.[15]

He was later called to Duel Shay Obsidian in the second round. Crow mused to himself that if Shinji was correct, then Yuya was also a traitor. Not knowing who he was able to trust, he resolved to keep winning so he could challenge and defeat Jack.[16] Crow and Shay interrupted Melissa Trail's speculations about Yuya so that they could Duel as soon as possible. Confused by Shay associating him with Duel Academy, Crow traded blows with his "Raidraptor - Rise Falcon" evenly for the first few turns using "Raikiri", encouraging the Commons by praising the bonds that they had with one another. Both Crow and Shay rudely dismissed the other's claims, Shay revealing that he didn't see the Lancers, who Crow believed to be associated with the Topsiders, as comrades, and Shay destroyed "Raikiri" by Ranking-Up "Rise Falcon" into "Raidraptor - Blaze Falcon".[17] Shay continued to urge Crow to come at him, and Crow delivered, using "Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow" to block Shay from getting an Action Card and then Phantom Synchro Summoning "Raikiri" from the Graveyard. Much to his shock, Crow saw Frank, Amanda and Tarren watching the Duel from an overpass with Zuzu, and he berated them for being in a dangerous location. Shay began telling Crow to stop the Duel, but Crow refused and destroyed "Blaze Falcon". Shay Ranked-Up again and brought out "Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon", finally getting Crow to see what he'd been talking about - Tarren had fallen and was hanging on to "Raikiri's" back. Crow desperately attempted to maneuver Tarren back to the others, but Tarren lost his grip and fell. Shay saved him and brought him back to Zuzu and the other kids before returning to the Duel. Realizing that Shay had seen Tarren fall, Crow thanked Shay, who thanked him in turn for reminding him of what he was fighting for. Crow commented that Duel Academy was a large foe for Shay to fight, and Shay replied that the same could be said for the Topsiders. Crow agreed, and the two fist-bumped before continuing the Duel.[18]

Crow and Shay recognize one another as comrades.

Shay Ranked-Up "Revolution Falcon" into "Raidraptor - Satellite Cannon Falcon" and then into "Raidraptor - Ultimate Falcon" and destroyed "Raikiri" again. Crow was only just able to save himself from defeat, and he drew "Blackwing - Bora the Spear" on his next turn, using it to set up a chain of Synchro Summons to re-Summon "Raikiri" in an attempt to destroy "Ultimate Falcon". When Shay didn't move for an Action Card, Crow correctly deduced that "Ultimate Falcon" was unaffected by his card effects and instead brought out "Assault Blackwing - Onimaru the Divine Thunder" to win the Duel. Before Shay was taken away, the two exchanged promises to continue fighting their enemies, and they parted as comrades.[18]

Crow watched the Duel between Yugo and Celina, and he initially assumed that Celina had the Duel in the bag, but he was proven wrong when Yugo was able to turn the tables and win.[19] Crow was later called during the night rather than the next day for his semi-final match against Yuya, and he continued to vow to win his way through the tournament.[20] Before his Duel with Yuya, he apologized for suspecting that Yuya was allied with the Topsiders, having realized after his Duel with Shay that this was false. After Crow explained to Yuya his vow to win the tournament, Yuya informed Crow of Jean Michel Roget's plan to take over New Domino City and the imprisonment of Riley and Declan Akaba in the Capital Building. Crow agreed to assist him, and he and Yuya vowed to have a real match later. The two put on a show to distract the crowd, while Yuya prepared to leap from his Duel Runner at the right time in order to assist the Akabas. To Crow's surprise, instead of jumping, Yuya instead was wracked with spasms of pain and began to Duel aggressively, Pendulum Summoning "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Deciding that this was evidence that Yuya was indeed allied with the Topsiders, Crow retaliated, Synchro Summoning "Raikiri" and wiping Yuya's field before scoring a direct attack. Yuya revived "Odd-Eyes" and Xyz Summoned "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" in response on his next turn.[21]

Crow recoils in horror after seeing Yuya's ferocious eyes.

Crow was surprised when Yuya Summoned "Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon", and he was barely able to fend off its relentless attacks. The Duel lanes changed in the middle of the Duel, forcing Crow to use the Blackbird's flight mode to fly across the gap when they failed due to the power outages that "Rebellion Dragon" caused. Yuya himself only just survived with "Supreme Wing", causing Crow to doubt Yuya's so-called association with the Topsiders as Yuya had been in as much danger as him. Concerned that he may have misunderstood the whole situation with Yuya and the Lancers, Crow tried to talk to Yuya, only to see Yuya's furiously glowing eyes. Recoiling in horror, Crow realized that something was wrong with him. One of Yuya's friends, Sora, leapt onto Crow's Duel Runner, confirming that Yuya wasn't himself now and asking Crow to help him, as Sora needed to rescue Celina. Crow noticed the several suspicious figures in the sky as Sora left, and he decided to help Yuya, declaring him his friend. He brought out "Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling", and destroyed "Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon", but the effect of "Supreme Wing" defeated him, though he was able to bring Yuya to his senses. Before he was taken to the Underground Labor Facility, he managed to tell Yuya about Sora and the people who were looking for Celina. He urged Yuya to never mind him and go after Sora.[22]

In the Underground, Crow kept warning the officials about the arrival of the people he'd seen, and learned through Shay that they were the Obelisk Force of Duel Academy. He reunited with Gong and Sylvio, and told them about Sora's presence in the dimension as well as Shay's suspicions of the Obelisk Force. His report was confirmed to be true a few moments later when Moon Shadow arrived, rescued Shay, and requested their assistance to protect Celina and help Riley, who Crow was shocked to learn was fighting. Crow also reunited with Amanda, Frank, and Tarren and assisted them, Chojiro, and Gong in looking for Zuzu.[23] He and the kids followed the escaped Lancers a while later by escaping the Underground thanks to the riot.

Crow ordered the children to avoid both Sector Security and the Obelisk Force. He split up with them to find Yuya, Sora, and Celina, intending to assist them if they couldn't protect Celina on their own.[24] He began to distrust Shinji's revolution once he rescued and comforted a frightened child from the Topsiders.[25] Crow rescued Damon, Tony, and Shinji from Sector Security and called them out for not listening to Zuzu's broadcast. At this point, Crow revealed that he believed in the Lancers, and believed in the threat of Duel Academy that Zuzu, Shay, Yuya, and Sora talked about. Crow tried to convince them that Duel Academy was a much more dangerous threat than the Topsiders, and he told Shinji to stop the revolution. Blinded by anger and years of the Topsiders' abuse, his friends refused to listen. Crow was about to Duel them after they challenged him when Yuya's broadcast stopped them and surprised him.[26]

While he and Shinji were surprised by Yuya's mention of them in his short speech before the Duel,[27] it did not end the confrontation between him and his former friends until Shay arrived and presumably ended the situation.[28] He, Shinji, Damon, and Tony raced to see Yuya's Duel with Jack in person and voiced their encouragement and support. They simultaneously announced the effect of "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" with Yuya and watched Yuya deal the final blow. Crow was present to hear from Sora's broadcast about Roget's latest actions as well as Zuzu's status.[29]

Crow and Jack crash through the glass of the Sector Security Building.

He and Jack raced off after Yuya with their Duel Runners and broke through the glass doors of the Sector Security building. They ran around with Yuya, looking for Zuzu, and reunited with Riley and Moon Shadow. They learned that Declan was Dueling Roget in a locked room trying to rescue Zuzu. Once Sora arrived and confirmed that he could open the locked door, Jack and Crow exchanged glances and left the Lancers. The two successfully set up an ambush on Roget, simultaneously creating a chance to free Zuzu. Crow and Jack voiced their anger when they, with their ace monsters out, caught up with Roget and Zuzu in the elevator. After Jack had "Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend" destroy the elevator and caused Roget to fall down the shaft, Crow watched the reunion of Yuya and Zuzu. Unfortunately, Roget survived the assault and Crow witnessed Roget's confessions to his schemes of trapping New Domino City in the space between dimensions and capturing the Lancers for Duel Academy; Crow was helpless to stop him as "Raikiri" was disintegrated by the shockwaves. Crow watched in further shock as Roget disappeared into a wormhole, and as a second wormhole appeared moments later to pull in Zuzu, Yuya, Shay, Gong, and Sylvio. He and Jack went speechless with what just happened and asked Declan what was going on. Declan and Sora explained what wormholes were and how they swallowed Roget, Zuzu, and some of the Lancers, as well as their potential fates. The group worriedly looked up to the skylight out of the remains of the Sector Security building, unable to find out the missing Lancers' whereabouts.[30]

Heartland City[edit]

Sector Security were disbanded and New Domino City was given over to the citizens. Crow was going to stay and help with the rebuilding, but Shinji and Chojiro urged the Lancers to do their duty instead, and Crow and Sora joined the remaining Lancers and traveled to the Fusion Dimension. Procuring a speedboat, the Lancers caught up with Captain Cutter's ship just in time to see Yuya fall from the mast. Crow Synchro Summoned "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower" and saved him. He was worried when Cutter used "Battle at Sea" to shoot at their speedboat and watched Yuya and Sora defeat Cutter. When Declan revealed to Yuya that New Domino City was now equal, Crow also explained that they were going help with the rebuilding effort, but Shinji and Chojiro told them to leave New Domino City to them.[31] When Crow wondered why Yuya's dad would go to Duel Academy, Declan revealed to everyone how he went to Duel Academy three years ago and asked Yuya's father for help.

Crow asks who the second person Declan mentions is.

Crow learned that Declan found out about Revival Zero, another part of the Professor's plan involving Celina and Yuri, and possibly Yuya as well. Declan told Crow and the other Lancers to believe in their friends' strength and fight to the very end. After arriving at Duel Academy, Crow prepared to climb the cliff to charge into the Professor's lab.[32] Crow used the Blackbird to scale the cliff, but they were surrounded by Duel Academy students. Having anticipated this, the Lancers split into two groups; Yuya, Gong, Sylvio, Crow, and Moon Shadow Dueled the students, while Declan's group continued to the lab. The students eventually retreated, and the Lancers pursued them, but fell into a trap and were captured in energy nets. They were forced into a Survival Duel with five Duel Academy students that would only leave one man standing. Yuya and Sylvio argued over the ethics of the Survival Duel, but Crow told Yuya that they had to survive and escape in order to help Yusho and Zuzu. Moon Shadow went ahead to provide reconnaissance, but they soon heard a scream. They ran to the location and found a Duel Academy student sealed into a card. Another student emerged from the bushes in terror, and Sylvio pursued him; Crow tried to follow, but soon ended up on his own. While walking around, he noted that Duel Academy were more rotten than Sector Security. He was struck by something from behind and noticed Moon Shadow moving through the treetops. He later heard Sylvio's scream and ran after him.[33]

Crow smiles at Yuya, accepting his fate as he is sealed in a card by the Battle Beast.

Crow continued looking for Sylvio and found him climbing back up the Duel arena. He noticed that someone was watching them before Emma and Jacob arrived. They challenged them to a Duel, but someone intruded in the Duel and remained in hiding, despite Crow calling out for the Duelist to reveal himself.[34] The two students were sealed into cards by the hidden Duelist, and Crow continued to call out for the Duelist to reveal himself. Crow and Sylvio fled, and Crow decided that Sylvio couldn't defeat the Duelist and had "Raikiri" attack Sylvio directly and damage his Duel Disk to save him from being sealed into a card. "Raikiri" was destroyed, so Crow activated "Blackwing - Last Will" in an attempt to defeat the Duelist. Though he was unable to defeat the Duelist, he succeeded in revealing him as the Battle Beast, who pinned Crow down. Yuya and Gong arrived, and Crow admitted that it seemed that it was the end for him and apologized to both Yuya and Frank, Amanda, and Tanner. With a final grin, Crow was sealed into a card by the Battle Beast. Moments later, the remorseless Battle Beast attempted to step on the card that contained Crow, but Sylvio was able to recover the card.[35]

Duel Academy[edit]

A revived Crow and Sylvio join the Duel against Z-ARC.

Crow was unsealed from his card when the Four Dimensions began to merge, and he joined the Duel with Sylvio against Z-ARC just before Jack was defeated.[36] Sylvio explained to Crow that Z-ARC was the darkness inside Yuya, and Crow told Z-ARC that he would inherit his fallen comrades' thoughts and defeat him. Crow tried to make Yuya remember his past, explaining that he learned how important smiles were from him and that he was grateful to him for bringing peace to the Synchro Dimension. He Synchro Summoned "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower", but this allowed Z-ARC to revive "Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing" during Crow's turn, which destroyed "Raikiri". Crow revived "Raikiri" with its effects negated, and attacked, declaring that this was his Dueltainment, but Z-ARC used the effect of "Clear Wing" to destroy "Raikiri" again and inflict damage equal to its ATK. However, Crow used "Black Feather Reversal" to negate the damage and Special Summon "Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling" from his Extra Deck, allowing him to destroy "Clear Wing".[37]

Crow and Sylvio are defeated by Z-ARC.

Z-ARC tried to use the Pendulum Effect of "Supreme King Gate Zero" to negate the damage, but Crow used the effect of the "Black Feather Illusion" in his Graveyard to negate this effect, dealing damage to Z-ARC for the first time. "Chidori" was forced to attack "Supreme King Z-ARC" and was destroyed, allowing Z-ARC to Special Summon two "Supreme King Dragon Darkwurms" from his Extra Deck. Crow used the second effect of "Chidori" to revive "Raikiri" and attempted use its effect to destroy "Supreme Faceoff", but the effect of "Faceoff" to prevented its destruction once per turn. Crow noted that Z-ARC was desperate to avoid losing, and he warned Z-ARC that he wouldn't understand true victory if he didn't know defeat as the Commons had. Sylvio took over, but he was unable to destroy "Z-ARC" as the presence of Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters in the Graveyard or that were banished protected it, including Crow's own "Chidori". Shocked at the revelation, Crow wondered if there was even a point to their resistance. Leo Akaba then entered the Duel, just as Z-ARC sent "Supreme Faceoff" to the Graveyard to force "Raikiri" and Sylvio's "Abyss Actor - Superstar" to attack "Z-ARC", defeating Crow and Sylvio and blasting them into the roof of a building, and Leo was soon defeated as well, leaving Declan as the only one facing Z-ARC.[37]

Crow assured Declan that Yuya's soul was absolutely inside Z-ARC, and he and Sylvio were pleased when Declan managed to damage Z-ARC. To his shock, Z-ARC defeated Declan, apparently killing him, but to Crow's relief Moon Shadow had returned and saved Declan. He and Jack celebrated when Ray Akaba turned all of Z-ARC's Synchro Monsters into Normal Monsters with their effects negated.[38]

Following the battle against Z-ARC, Crow returned to the Fusion Dimension to bring Yuya his Duel Runner and Turbo suit for his Duel against Jack and told him everyone was looking forward to it, admitting his jealousy. He then watched the Duel with Shay, Sora, and Alexis Rhodes and was worried when Yuya was pushed into a corner.[39] Crow was surprised to learn the powerful effect-stealing effect of "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon", but when Yuya used the stolen effect of "Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend", Crow knew Jack would anticipate it. He bumped fists with Shay when Yuya won, and also watched his Duel with Declan.[40] Crow was surprised when Yuya Fusion Summoned "Odd-Eyes Venom Dragon" and when Yuya destroyed "Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon" on purpose to Xyz Summon "Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon", and shocked when Yuya was unable to defeat Declan that turn (though in the dub, he wasn't surprised that Declan had survived). Crow celebrated Yuya's victory, and he, Sora, Shay and Alexis were sent to the Pendulum Dimension by Ray to witness her revival as Zuzu.[41]


Frank, Amanda, and Tarren[edit]

When Crow found and fed the three orphans, he noted to himself that they had made him smile for the first time in ages, and decided to take care of them. Crow cares deeply for their safety, and he insists that they live honest lives and gets angry if they steal food. When he was captured by Sector Security, Crow told them not to worry about him and urged them to eat properly, and he worried for their safety until Shinji reassured him that the children would be taken care of.

After the arrival of the Obelisk Force, Crow began to assist in the three's efforts to find Zuzu and get her under the protection of the Lancers. Hiding away from Security and the Obelisk Force after escaping the Underground thanks to Shinji's rebellion, Crow cautioned them to be careful of both Duel Academy (an unknown enemy with unknown strengths) and Security, and warned that he would join the fight with the Lancers if they needed help.

It is thanks to the three children knowing much more about Sora, Zuzu, and Duel Academy than Crow himself did that Crow deepens his trust and care for Yuya, Celina, and Zuzu. When Crow was sealed into a card by the Battle Beast, he apologized to the children in his final moments.

Shinji Weber[edit]

Crow and Shinji are longtime friends and consider one another comrades. Shinji assists Crow in taking care of Frank, Amanda and Tarren. When Shinji began using the Friendship Cup to push for a revolution, Crow decided to assist him, though he noted that a revolution wasn't the only way to solve the Commons' problems and rather than attack the Topsiders, he focuses purely on emphasizing the bonds of the Commons, and opposes Shinji after deciding that his revolution had gone too far.

Yuya Sakaki[edit]

Crow and Yuya became fast friends after Crow witnessed Yuya protecting Riley Akaba. Yuya in turn respected and was grateful to Crow for saving the Lancers from Sector Security. Crow was initially skeptical of Yuya's claims of being from a different dimension, but he seemingly accepted this quickly. Crow and Yuya's relationship underwent some friction when Crow tried to distance himself from Yuya in order to ensure that Yuya would not be punished after Crow escaped from the Facility, though they later mended this rapport. Unfortunately, Crow's opinion of Yuya was soured again after Shinji's argument with Jean Michel Roget and he began to believe that Yuya was associated with the Topsiders. He changed his mind after learning of Duel Academy from Shay Obsidian and happily assisted Yuya in an attempt to rescue Declan Akaba and Riley, but after Yuya failed to make his jump and began to attack Crow aggressively (due to being affected by Roget's torture), Crow returned to believing that Yuya was indeed associated with the Topsiders.

This association was formally proven false to Crow after both were in danger due to failed changes in Duel lanes brought about by Yuya's Summoning of "Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon" and after Crow saw Yuya's terrifying eyes. Their friendship and Crow's care for Yuya was further strengthened when Sora appeared and informed Crow that Yuya was not normal and something was not right. Disregarding his own safety, Crow earnestly and successfully ended the Awakened state, but he accidentally cost himself the victory. He was relieved when Yuya woke up and was back to normal, and told Yuya about Sora, the appearance of the Obelisk Force and the realization that Celina was in danger. Crow urged Yuya to flee and find Sora and help Celina and told him not to worry about Crow.

Crow continued to show his trust and alliance with Yuya in his attempts to find Celina and stop Shinji and his revolution. He watched with pride Yuya's Duel against Jack, and tried to help the Lancers stop Roget. Crow later joined the Lancers and saved Yuya from Captain Cutter, and later apologized to him when he was sealed into a card by the Battle Beast.

Shay Obsidian[edit]

As one of Yuya's apparent comrades, Crow initially considered Shay to be associated with the Topsiders after Jean Michel Roget and Shinji's argument and vowed to defeat him.[17] He later realized that he and Shay were similar after the two of them talked properly after Shay had saved Tarren, and they quickly developed a more friendly rapport. After Shay was defeated, he and Crow parted as friends.[18]

Sylvio Sawatari[edit]

Despite an initially awkward relationship, Crow and Sylvio became friends with one another rather quickly, as shown when Sylvio let himself be a distraction while Crow escaped from the Facility with Shinji. After Crow was sealed into a card by the Battle Beast, Sylvio showed incredible guilt and sadness, carrying Crow's card with him right up until his revival. The two then teamed up to take on Z-ARC so that they could free Yuya from the Demon Duelist's hold.


As he did in 5D's, Crow uses a "Blackwing" Deck.[42] He uses a combination of "Blackwing" monsters that his 5D's counterpart used in addition to both new "Blackwing" and "Assault Blackwing" monsters, focusing on swarming the field with multiple monsters to perform Synchro Summons. In comparison to his 5D's counterpart, Crow has a larger focus on low-Level monsters. His Synchro Monsters often have effects that allow them to be treated as Tuner monsters, effectively allowing Crow to perform pseudo-Accel Synchro Summons.

Because Commons find it difficult to own multiple copies of their monsters in their Extra Decks, Crow includes several ways to protect and bring back his "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower" and makes up for the additional space in his Extra Deck by using a wide array of low-Level Synchro Monsters, most of which are aimed to bring out his stronger monsters. In accordance with this mentality his Deck includes cards that protect his monsters from being destroyed and/or his Life Points.


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yuya Sakaki 59 No result
Gong Strong 66 Win
Shay Obsidian 81-82 Win
Yuya Sakaki 87-88 Lose
Sector Security 95 Win (with Shinji Weber, Damon Lopez and Tony Simmons)
Duel Academy Duelists 118 No result (with Yuya Sakaki, Gong Strong, Sylvio Sawatari, and Moon Shadow)
Emma and Jacob 119 No result
Battle Beast 120 Lose; (no result with Sylvio Sawatari)
Z-ARC/Yuya Sakaki 139 Lose (with Sylvio Sawatari)


  1. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 05656: "Synchro Sector"
  2. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06262: "The Great Escape"
  3. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06363: "Fight for Freedom"
  4. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06464: "Match with the Master"
  5. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 05959: "Dueling’s Most Wanted"
  6. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 05858: "Scream for the Green"
  7. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06666: "Crow's Crew"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 05757: "Super Duelists"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06060: "Showdown in the Slammer"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06161: "Hero's Fall"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06868: "Common Cause"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 07575: "Shay's Revenge"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 07777: "A Cons Game"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 07878: "Rebel Road"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 07979: "Road To Rebellion"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08080: "Where the Truth Lies"
  17. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08181: "Battle Birds"
  18. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08282: "Warriors of the Air"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08585: "A Plan and a Promise: Part 2"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08686: "Against All Odds"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08787: "The Many Dimensions of Yuya"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08888: "Wake Up Call"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09090: "Down with the Underground"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09191: "Chain Game"
  25. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09393: "Road Rage: Part 1"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09595: "Martial Law"
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09696: "The Imitation"
  28. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09797: "Making it Mine"
  29. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09898: "Friendship Finale"
  30. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09999: "A Vicious Cycle"
  31. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 115115: "Shiver Me Lancers"
  32. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 117117: "Grip of the Parasite"
  33. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 118118: "Survival of the Fittest"
  34. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 119119: "Family Face Off"
  35. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 120120: "The Battle Beast"
  36. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 138138: "Master of Disaster"
  37. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 139139: "Clash Talk"
  38. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 140140: "A Ray of Hope"
  39. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 146146: "One Way Street To Defeat"
  40. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 147147: "One Last Duel"
  41. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 148148: "That's A Wrap"
  42. The Organization: V-Jump June 2015