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"Tio" redirects here. For the "Traptrix" monster known as "Traptrix Tio" in Japanese, see "Traptrix Dionaea".
For the card of this character, see Herc (card).
English name
  • Herc
Japanese translatedTio
Japanese name
Other language names
  • Male
OrganizationLeo Corporation
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 14: "The Show Must Go On"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Japanese voice
  • Takahiro Fujiwara[1]

Herc, known as Tio (ティオ) in the Japanese version, is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. He is an elite Duelist and employee of the Leo Corporation, and in charge of investigating Professor Marco's disappearance.



Herc is a muscular man, and has strong features, green eyes, and brick-red hair in a similar style to that of Jack Atlas. He wears the uniform of the LID top team.


Tio (spelled as "tío") means "uncle" in Spanish, but also means "dude" or "guy" in some contexts. Herc may be short for Hercules, a possible reference to Herc's somewhat muscular body.


Pre-Arc League Championship[edit]

Herc met with Declan and Henrietta Akaba regarding the disappearance of Professor Marco, and presented to them Marco's Duel Disk and cards that his team found at the site of the incident.[1] Later on, he met Julia Krystal, Dipper O'rion, and Kit Blade at the site of Marco's disappearance where they were searching for clues regarding his attack. He was evasive but polite to the students, telling them that evidence was still being gathered and that they should continue their studies.[2]

Sometime later, Yuto witnessed Herc Dueling Shay Obsidian, who defeated him and sealed him into a card. Shay mailed it along with Marco's card to Declan.[3]

Duel Academy[edit]

After Z-ARC's defeat and the rebirth of the Standard Dimension into the "Pendulum Dimension", Herc was freed from his card.[4]


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Shay Obsidian 18 Lose


  1. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 14: "The Show Must Go On"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 15: "In it to Win it"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 18: "Trapped in a Card"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 141: "Swinging Back Into Action"