Marik Ishtar (マリク・イシュタール Mariku Ishutāru) is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories. This is a video game depiction of Marik Ishtar, from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.
Marik is a post-game opponent, one of the four "Rulers of the Heavens". After the player defeats DarkNite five times, they unlock the post-game stage, which will have only one available opponent at a time. Initially, it will be Yami Yugi, but the player can change it to Marik, using the password,
Marik uses mostly Fiend-Alignment monsters and many of the highest ATK monsters that can be Summoned without sacrifices. He uses multiple copies of many Magic Cards, which are normally Limited.
The following cards can be won, by defeating Marik. The chance of winning a card is indicated by the "%" (chance out of 100) and "2048th" (chance out of 2048) columns.
The following dialogue is spoken by Marik. The game's code also contains text intended for when the player defeats Marik a fifth time. However it was not used in the final version of the game.
|After the player defeats Seeker
||I... I AM MARIK... THE CHOSEN ONE... SELECTED BY THE MILLENNIUM ITEM. I SPEAK THROUGH THIS LOSER'S LIPS. I'M SOME DISTANCE FROM THERE. BUT... I'LL BE THERE SOON TO DEMONSTRATE... THE TRUE STRENGTH OF THE GHOULS!
|After the player defeats Pandora
||I... HATE EXCUSES! YOU KNOW THE RULE! YOU LOSE, YOU PAY! THERE'S NO EXCUSE! PARDON ME... WE MEET AGAIN. I'M SORRY IT HAS TO BE THIS WAY... BUT I'LL BE THERE SOMETIME SOON. I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL I FACE YOU...
||You have no hope of defeating me... Not as long as I have my Ra card... You can't hope to win!
|Challenged (First Time)
||We finally meet face to face... It almost seems like we've met... Well, we actually have. I'm Marik. I can enter minds. Control them... I possess the Millennium Rod.
||Perhaps we were destined to meet. If so, let the battle begin!
|Defeats the player
||I hold a card of True Light... It gives me power over others... And that is why... I NEVER LOSE!
|Loses to the player
||I... the Holder of the True Light... I've lost to a... a human?
|Loses to the player (Fifth Time) (unused)
||It can't be! Not 5 times! As long as there be darkness... I should remain invincible!