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Dimitri with "Dark Magician"
Dimitri with "Dark Magician"
English name
  • Dimitri
Japanese translatedKagurazaka
Japanese name
Other language names
  • Male
SchoolDuel Academy
DormitoryRa Yellow
Anime DeckCookie Cutter
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 01818: "The King of the Copycats, Part 1"
Video game debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! GX
Game Boy AdvanceYu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy
Nintendo DSYu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller
English voiceMarc Thompson
Japanese voiceSatoshi Hino

Dimitri, known as Kagurazaka in Japanese, is a Ra Yellow student who tends to mimic other people's Decks, impersonating the owner of the Deck in almost every detail.



His appearance mimics Yugi - he has similar, but smaller bangs that fall over his face, his jacket flares out from the waist just like Yugi's did and the patch on his shirt bears the shape of the Millennium Puzzle. When impersonating Jaden, he uses Jaden's Slifer Red wardrobe and even styles his hair in a similar, albeit messier, fashion.[1]


His personality changes depending on who he is impersonating.

In the dub, Dimitri mimics Yugi's voice when he uses Yugi's Deck. He also refers to his Spell Cards as "Magic Cards", as this was the term used in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime before the revised printing format of the TCG took effect. Also during his turns, the Duel score from the original series is played as opposed to the GX score.


Dimitri is first seen trying to get a ticket to see Yugi Muto's Deck on display by Dueling Syrus Truesdale for the last one with Syrus trying to get it for Jaden Yuki as he already had one. After losing a Duel against Syrus Truesdale with a copy of Dr. Crowler's Deck, he got desperate because he had researched the strategies of many strong Duelist such as Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, Zane Truesdale and Dr. Crowler while still unable to win Duels, so he decided to steal Yugi's Deck from its display case during the exhibition.[2]

He successfully does so late at night and believes that he will become all-powerful with this Deck. When Syrus caught him with the Deck outside on the rocky harbor area, Dimitri duels him to test out the power of Yugi's Deck. Dimitri defeats Syrus, and Jaden then challenges Dimitri to get the stolen Deck back.[2] During the Duel he actually manages to convince himself that he is Yugi. In the Japanese version this happened towards the end of his Duel with Jaden, while in the English dub it happened beforehand. Despite having the Deck in his possession, Dimitri is defeated by Jaden with the explanation to him being that he lacked the same heart that Yugi put into creating his Deck. Apparently, the message doesn't get through, as he then goes on to impersonate Jaden. In both the English and Japanese versions, he proceeds to mess up Jaden's signature pose and catchphrases, though said phrases differ between the two.[1]

He made a cameo in episode 179 watching Jaden's Graduation ceremony in his original clothing.[3]



Cookie Cutter[edit]

Dimitri lacks an original Deck of his own and is seen playing Crowler's "Ancient Gear" Deck and Yugi Muto's stolen Deck. However in both versions, he makes a quick reference to having used Seto Kaiba's and Zane Truesdale's Decks. After his final loss, he made a Deck resembling Jaden's.


Dimitri steals Yugi's Deck, which was displayed in a special room within Duel Academy, and uses it in two Duels to "test" its strength. The Deck focused on retrained "Chaos" versions of Yugi's "Chaos" Ritual monsters.

Duel Academy[edit]

37 Main Deck cards and 4 Fusion Deck cards currently unknown.


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Syrus Truesdale 18 Lose
Syrus Truesdale 18 Win
Jaden Yuki 18-19 Lose


  • Dimitri could be a jab to the phenomenon of netdecking and Cookie Cutter Decks, as his attempts to win Duels by copying the strategies and mannerisms of known professional Duelists are very similar.


  1. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 01919: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  2. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 01818: "The King of the Copycats, Part 1"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 179179: "Farewell, Judai! A Tearful Graduation Ceremony"