Maximillion Pegasus (The Sacred Cards and Reshef of Destruction)
Maximillion Pegasus, known as Pegasus J. Crawford (ペガサス・Ｊ・クロフォード, Pegasasu Jē Kurofōdo) in the Japanese version, is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards and Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction. He is also known by the alias Sol Chevalsky, or Taiyo Tenma (天馬太陽 Tenma Taiyō) in the Japanese version.
Pegasus does not appear in The Sacred Cards, but is mentioned by a number of characters.
Pegasus invented the card game, Duel Monsters, which he modeled on battles, which were played in ancient Egypt using monsters wizards had sealed in stone slabs. He learned of these games from records depicted on ancient stone tablets.
Having found an ancient stone tablet, Pegasus was possessed by Reshef the Dark Being and renamed himself Sol Chevalsky. Pegasus summoned the Paradox Brothers and PaniK and sent them to claim the Millennium Items, while he prepared to free the Dark Being from its stone prison.
Ishizu Ishtar foresaw the calamity that the Dark Being could unleash and recruited Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, and the player to put an end to Pegasus' plans. They eventually succeeded in freeing Pegasus and defeating the Dark Being, but Reshef attempted to possess him again. Saddened by his evil actions, Pegasus allowed the Dark Being to take his soul, telling Yugi and his friends to seal him away with Reshef trapped inside of him. Pegasus ultimately accepted his fate, expressing his gratitude at having faced such powerful Duelists, before he is sealed into the stone tablet.