David Rabb

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David Rabb
David Rabb
Names
English
  • David Rabb
Japanese
Japaneseデイビッド・ラブ
RōmajiDeibiddo Rabu
Personal
BirthJanuary 1[1]
Height
  • 1.82 m
    5.971 ft
    71.654 in
    182 cm[1]
Weight
  • 171.96 lb
    78 kg[1]
Gender
  • Male
Relatives
  • Education
SchoolAmerican Duel Academy
  • Duelist
Manga DeckMachine
Appearances
Manga debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 16: "A New Enemy?!"
Appears in
MangaYu-Gi-Oh! GX
Rabb, David

David Rabb (デイビッド・ラブ, Deibiddo Rabu) is a Duelist from the United States and companion of Zane "Kaiser" Truesdale whom he follows to Duel Academy.

Biography[edit]

David Rabb and Reggie MacKenzie visited the Japanese Duel Academy as transfer students from the American Duel Academy. They traveled to the island with Zane Truesdale, who had been a Japanese transfer student at their school. On arrival, he noted that there was smoke coming from the volcano, but reckoned there was no danger of it erupting. He and Reggie were both eager to see the skill of the local Duelists.[2]

When Chancellor Sheppard announced that the Japanese academy would be hosting the a tournament in celebration of Zane's return, where the winner would face Zane in a Duel, Reggie and David requested permission to participate. Having not faced Zane in America, David hoped to get a chance now, which Reggie teased him over, saying that she would the one who wins that opportunity.[2]

In the preliminary rounds of the tournament, David challenged Syrus Truesdale to a Duel, knowing he was Zane's brother. Before they began, he asked Syrus if he was aware of any spirits residing within cards. Although Syrus recalled Jaden describing his "Winged Kuriboh" as such, Syrus had a bad feeling about mentioning it to David, so he said "no". David apologized for asking such an odd question and proceeded to easily win the Duel, using his Planet card, "The Big Saturn".[2]

David later crosses paths with Jaden Yuki, but decides not to Duel him because of his Slifer Red status as the defeat of a Slifer Red will get him a meager amount of points compared to Ra Yellow and Obelisk Blue students. Because he is fluent in both English and Japanese, he is able to converse with the other characters. In addition, at some point before coming to Duel Academy, David was beaten in a Duel by Atticus Rhodes, further motivating him to defeat Alexis Rhodes in a single turn during the tournament. David is defeated by Chazz Princeton, whose final attack shatters the earring and releases David from Tragoedia's control. James Crocodile Cook later reveals that he had been rivals with Rabb when they both in America, and Jim seeks out Atticus as the latter was able to defeat Rabb before he did.

David Rabb possessed by Tragoedia

He served Tragoedia, and sought Duel Spirits on its behalf.

Deck[edit]

David uses a Machine Deck, focused around effect damage, direct attacks and a One Turn Kill strategy.

Image Information
"Pandora" (「パンドラ」 Pandora)
Level
 4 ★ ★ ★ ★
Types
 Machine / Normal
ATK
 1500
DEF
 1800
"Quality" (「クオリティー」 Kuoritī)
Level
 4 ★ ★ ★ ★
Types
 Effect
ATK
 1200
DEF
 1500
"Quantity" (「クオンティティー」 Kuontitī)
Level
 1 ★
Types
 Machine / Normal
ATK
 500
DEF
 400
"Quantity" (「クオンティティー」 Kuontitī)
Level
 1 ★
Types
 Machine / Normal
ATK
 500
DEF
 400
"Quantity" (「クオンティティー」 Kuontitī)
Level
 1 ★
Types
 Machine / Normal
ATK
 500
DEF
 400
"The Big Saturn" (「The bigビッグ SATURNサターン」 Za Biggu Satān)
Attribute
 DARK
Level
 8 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Types
 Machine / Effect
ATK
 2800
DEF
 2200
"Aftershock" | "Aftereffect of Impact" (「アフターレフェクト・オブ・インパクト」 Afutāefekuto Obu Inpakuto)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Quick-Play
"Backfire" | "Ignition" (「イグニション」 Igunishon)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Quick-Play
"Forced Activation" (「きょうせいはつどう」 Kyōsei Hatsudō)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Normal
"Indestructible Armor Plating" | "Special Coating Body" (「スペシャル・コーティング・ボディ」 Supesharu Kōtingu Bodi)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Continuous
"Long-Range Strike" | "Sniper Mode" (「スナイパー・モード」 Sunaipā Mōdo)
Card type
 Spell Card
"Prototype Development" | "Prototype Change" (「プロトタイプ・チェンジ」 Purototaipu Chenji)
Card type
 Spell Card
"Replacement Parts" (「パーツじゅう」 Pātsu Hojū)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Normal
"Scrap Storage" (「スクラップ」 Sukurappu Okiba)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Quick-Play

Duels[edit]

Opponent(s) Chapter(s) Outcome
Atticus Rhodes 24 Lose (flashback)
Syrus Truesdale 16 Win
Obelisk Blue student 19 Not shown
Alexis Rhodes 24 Win
Chazz Princeton 29-30 Lose

Trivia[edit]

  • David's name appears to be a play on the character Captain Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. from the American television show JAG (Judge Advocate General), especially with Rabb and MacKenzie's military uniforms.
  • In one manga chapter Chazz stated that he thinks David's family name "Rabb" is a weird name in his opinion.
  • When David and Jaden first met the latter wanted to ask David for a duel but was unsure how to tell it with words since Jaden first thought that David wouldn't understand Japanese because he's from America. David, however, stated that he understands and speaks Japanese without having any trouble which made Jaden feel awkward for a moment.
  • Also upon his first meeting with Jaden, David didn't take note of Winged Kuriboh's despite his ability to see/feel the presence of duel spirits.
    • This is strange since Reggie instantly took note of Jaden's Winged Kuriboh's spirit.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 9 character profiles
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 16: "A New Enemy?!"