|Anime debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06262: "The Great Escape"|
Damon Lopez (デイモン・ロペス, Deimon Ropesu) is a character who appears in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. He is a Common from the Synchro Dimension's New Domino City and a friend of Crow Hogan and Shinji Weber.
Damon is a skinny dark-skinned man with hazel eyes and magenta hair styled in the shape of a gecko that reaches down the nape of his neck. His earlobes are stretched by large aquamarine jewels. Damon wears a dark green singlet, a sleeveless tan vest with a warm beige interior, a red blanket wrapped around his waist, grey pants, and brown boots. He wears a yellow helmet when he Turbo Duels; he is not provided with a Turbo suit.
Damon is loyal to his friends for the most part, allowing himself to be captured by Sector Security in order to help Shinji and Crow escape the Facility. He also greeted Yuya Sakaki in a friendly manner when they first met. Despite this, Damon shares the burning hatred for the Topsiders that most Commons have, and he was one of the ringleaders in Shinji's revolution against them, even turning against Crow when he tried to stop them. He is not above arrogance, believing that Sergey Volkov had lost his edge during their Duel when in fact Sergey was drawing him in on purpose.
Damon was captured by Sector Security and thrown into the Facility. There, he reunited with Crow and Shinji, who had recently been sent there as well. Upon meeting Yuya Sakaki, he mistook him for Yugo and questioned when he had been arrested and why and where Zuzu had ended up. Damon conspired with Crow and Shinji to escape from the Facility. They had Chojiro Tokumatsu set up a tournament, with the opening match being between Yuya, Sylvio Sawatari and Chojiro himself. Knowing this would provide a distraction, they made their move during the tournament. Damon removed a ceiling vent and the ventilation fan within it. When a guard came by and questioned what they were doing, they claimed they were fixing the fan and that Damon was an expert in such things. The guard believed them and suggested they hurry so as not to miss the Duel. The distraction was successful and the three managed to escape.
After their successful jailbreak, they met up with Yuya, Chojiro and the rest of the captured Lancers, who had managed to escape themselves after them when Chojiro's henchman kept the remaining prisoners and guards busy with Chojiro's stash of rare cards. They attempted to swim across the bay, having been signaled that it was safe. However, their friend, Tony Zomboni, who was to signal them, had been captured by Jean Michel Roget and Sector Security, who arrested them again. The High Council intervened and entered the entire group in the Friendship Cup.
Damon's first round match was against Sergey Volkov, an infamous criminal known as the "Duelist Crusher". His opponent played defensively at first, with Damon destroying his monsters with "Alien Shocktrooper". As a result Damon taunted him, quipping that Sergey's fangs had been clipped after being captured by Sector Security. In the end, Sergey counterattacked and brutally defeated Damon, sending him flying from his Duel Runner and resulting in him being carried away on a stretcher. He was taken to the Underground Labor Facility after he recovered, where he reunited with Tony.
Friendship Cup Finals
Damon and Tony were reunited with Shinji after his loss to Yuya. During that night, Shay, Gong, Sylvio, and Moon Shadow caused a riot, and Shinji, Damon, and Tony decided to take advantage of the situation and encourage the other inmates to rebel as well. Damon and Shinji were able to break into the control room and imprison the staff with the help of Chojiro's lackeys, and they activated the conveyor belts that the arriving Stomptroopers were standing on, causing them to drop their weapons, before Shinji encouraged all of the prisoners to rebel. After escaping from underground, Damon and others started to gather allies for the takeover of New Domino City. Damon followed Shinji as he led the Commons into New Domino City for revolution against the Topsiders, but they stopped during their riot when Jack was scheduled to face Sergey Volkov. After Jack defeated Sergey, Damon and the other Commons soon began rioting again, and they were confronted by Sector Security after Roget placed New Domino City under martial law. Damon was driven back, but Crow saved them using "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower". Crow tried to stop Shinji's rioting and convince him that Duel Academy were the true enemy, but Shinji refused, claiming that he hated the Topsiders more than Duel Academy and he, Damon and Tony activated their Duel Disks against Crow, who proceeded to do the same. Before they could Duel, Yuya appeared on the screen; proclaiming that Dueling was about bringing smiles to people and not a tool to be used in conflict, and he then challenged Jack to a Duel.
While Crow and Shinji were surprised by Yuya's mention of them in his short speech before the Duel, it did not end the confrontation between the four of them until Shay arrived and presumably ended the situation. Damon, Crow Shinji, and Tony raced to join Yuya's Duel with Jack 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. Damon was present to hear from Sora's broadcast about Roget's latest actions as well as Zuzu's status. He later witnessed the Sector Security Headquarters being obscured by a green light.
After Z-ARC's defeat, Damon is seen watching Yuya's Duel against Jack with Shinji, Tony, Amanda, Frank, Tarren, Sam, Chojiro, and his lackeys. He applauded when Yuya won and also watched Yuya and Declan's Action Duel. He pleased when Yuya won the Duel and witnessed Zuzu's revival.
The only known card in Damon's Deck is "Alien Shocktrooper".
|Sector Security||95||Win (with Crow Hogan, Shinji Weber, and Tony Zomboni)|
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06262: "The Great Escape"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 06363: "Fight for Freedom".
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 07373: "Turning Point"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 08080: "Where the Truth Lies"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09090: "Down with the Underground"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09191: "Chain Game"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09393: "Road Rage: Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09595: "Martial Law"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09696: "The Imitation"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09797: "Making it Mine"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09898: "Friendship Finale"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 09999: "A Vicious Cycle"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 146146: "One Way Street To Defeat"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 147147: "One Last Duel"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 148148: "That's A Wrap"