Marik Ishtar (The Sacred Cards and Reshef of Destruction)
The Sacred Cards
Marik became the leader of the Ghouls. Using the brainwashing powers of the Millennium Rod, he forced a number of people to join his ranks, including Bandit Keith. He dispatched the Ghouls during the Battle City tournament as a part of a ploy to steal rare cards.
Marik learned of the antics of the player and decided that he had become a hindrance to his plan. After the player defeated Arkana, Marik used the Millennium Rod to take over the mind of Arkana to warn the player that there would be consequences of interfering with his plans.
Using the disguise "Namu", Marik befriended Joey Wheeler and went with him to the toy shop, where he met the player in person. Marik pretended to be a weak Duelist and would not accept challenges from the player, saying he would not be able to win.
Marik used the Millennium Rod to brainwash Joey and get him to collect Tea Gardner, whom he also brainwashed. He then had one of his Ghouls inform the player and Yugi Muto that he had taken Joey and Tea captive and tell them to hand over their Decks and quit the tournament
Having brainwashed Lumis and Umbra, Marik was able to watch their Duels with the player and Yugi from afar. After Lumis and Umbra lost, Marik took control of Lumis to let the player and Yugi know that he had seen the Duels and studied their Decks. He explained the brainwashing powers of the Millennium Rod and said that he had used it on Joey and Tea. He then left Lumis and Umbra both fall unconscious.
Maintaining his "Namu" disguise, Marik participated in the Battle City finals, letting on that he was a timid Duelist, who was very lucky to have qualified. He met up with the other finalists at the stadium site, including Odion, whom he had pretend to be Marik. They then boarded the airship for the next stage of the tournament.
In the second quarterfinal, Odion posed as Marik, while Dueling the player. Before the game, Marik kept up his disguise by wishing the player luck. At the end of the Duel, Marik called Odion a fool for losing. Odion was then stuck by the wrath of the gods for using "The Winged Dragon of Ra", despite not being its rightful owner. Marik commended Yami Yugi for understanding what happened, revealing himself to be the real Marik in the process. Odion pleaded with Marik to forgive his failure, but fell unconscious. This allowed Yami Marik to take control of Marik's body.
Reshef of Destruction
The player cannot Duel against Marik in The Sacred Cards. However, an unused copy of Marik's Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Battle of Great Duelist exists in the game's code.
Reshef of Destruction
|132||"Humanoid Worm Drake"||Monster||Water||Aqua||7||2200||2000||1|
|280||"Darkfire Soldier #1"||Monster||Fire||Pyro||4||1700||1150||2|
|341||"Soul of the Pure"||Magic||2|
|348||"Swords of Revealing Light"||Magic||3|
|616||"Executor - Makyura"||Monster||Dark||Warrior||4||1600||1200||3|
|672||"Harpie's Feather Duster"||Magic||1|
|789||"Pot of Greed"||Magic||1|
|800||"Talons of Shurilane"||Monster||Dreams||Fiend||6||2100||2050||1|
The following cards can be won from Marik by the ante rule, provided the player does not wager a low-level ante card. The chance of winning a card is indicated by the "%" (chance out of 100) and "2048th" (chance out of 2048) columns.