Otes

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Otes
Otes
Names
English
  • Otes
OtherOtis[1]
NicknamesHologram Man
Japanese
Japaneseオーティス
RōmajiŌtisu
Personal
Gender
  • Male
  • Career
OrganizationGoha Enterprises (Development Department)[2]
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
666th Goha Dueling Tournament Disqualified
DeckLegend
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0011: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
English
  • Mateo Ervin
Japanese
Otes

Otes[4] (オーティス Ōtisu), also known as the Hologram Man (ホログラムのおとこ Horoguramu no Otoko), is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. He was a designer for Goha Enterprises who grew dissatisfied with the state of Dueling and sought to return the enjoyment of it back to the children, and he chose Yuga Ohdo to be the King of Duels. Otes would test Yuga in the form of the Hologram Man, projected from a Relic that became the subject of urban legend.

Otes is later suspected to be behind the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal and its ulterior motive of uninstalling Rush Dueling. When confronted by this accusation, Otes refuses to confirm or deny any responsibility.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full-body view of Otes.

Otes appears as a tall pale-skinned man dressed in a white trenchcoat with gold markings and a red interior over a black jumpsuit with a gold belt and gold zipper. He also wears white knee-high boots and gloves, both with gold markings. Otes' face is concealed behind a mask that resembles Kite Tenjo's hairstyle, with a teardrop-shaped white point, and a triple-pronged attachment at the front with a red center prong and gold outer prongs. When Otes splits into three copies, they are all tinted with one of three colors; blue, red, and yellow. He also conceals himself in a maroon cloak when attending the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal.

Personality[edit]

Otes is theatrical and showy, joining the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament with the intention of entertainment and dynamically Dueling for the crowd. He believes that the world of Dueling has become too rigid and that a new road needs to be cut open for the Duelists of the future, an ideal he passed down to Yuga Ohdo. Otes is even willing to defy Goha Enterprises to convey these ideals, despite being an employee at the time.[2][5]

Otes's nature as the Hologram Man is initially unclear; he is projected as a holographic Duelist and is shown to be capable of emoting and responding to live conversation. He is intrigued by Yuga Ohdo's Rush Dueling, believing it to be a dynamic form of Dueling and adapts to the format quickly.[6]

Etymology[edit]

"Otes" may be derived from the name "Otis", which is another form of the name "Botis" in Goetian mythology, and is described as a president and earl, possibly referencing Otes's own desire to initially become the King of Duels.

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Otes was an employee in the Development Department at Goha Enterprises, and responsible for the creation of the "Sevens Road" series of cards. He became dissatisfied with the current state of Goha Duels and desired to hand them back to the children. Otes believed that a King of Duels would be able to accomplish this, though he didn't believe he was capable himself. He entered the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament despite regulations barring Goha employees from entering, Dueling with "Sevens Road Magician" and reaching the finals. His employment was discovered and Otes was disqualified, but before he was taken backstage, he saw Yuga Ohdo in the crowd and gave him "Sevens Road Magician", telling him to walk the road in his heart.[5]

Through unknown means, the image and personality of Otes were projected as the Hologram Man from a Relic that was inscribed with a legend of the King of Duels. This Relic took up residence inside an underground chamber in Goha City and was eventually discovered by both Roa Kassidy and Lucidien "Luke" Kallister a week before the series, both of whom desired to become the King of Duels themselves. Luke Dueled and defeated Otes six times, but each time a timer ran out and he received a penalty, eventually having his account locked.[6] Otes also visited the Goha Duel Overseer, Nail Saionji, who recognized Otes and Otes told Nail that Dueling would soon change and that a new King of Duels would appear.[7]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

After learning about Yuga Ohdo's Rush Dueling rules, Luke brought Yuga to the Hologram Man's chamber, suggesting that they could be the new path needed to defeat Otes. With only six minutes and sixty-six seconds after a Goha Enterprises Drone discovered Yuga and his friends, Yuga decided to use Real-Time Duel Programming to install his new rules by Rush Dueling Otes. Otes accepted Yuga's challenge, and he was intrigued by the repeated Summons of Rush Dueling, praising it as dynamic. Otes swiftly Tribute Summoned "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" on his first turn, destroyed Yuga's monsters, and reduced him to 1000 LP. Yuga was able to make a comeback on the next turn due to the rules of Rush Dueling allowing him to draw until he had five cards in his hand, Tribute Summoning "Sevens Road Magician" and increasing its ATK to 7000, destroying "Blue-Eyes" and defeating Otes. Following the Duel, Otes' voice congratulated Yuga, telling him that a new road would open.[6] Otes reappeared by the door, telling the kids that the one who would become the King of Duels would follow the new road, though the door he had made appear was just a hologram. Before vanishing, Otes told them that though the door had been opened, they would have to find it themselves.[8] Following that Duel, the Relic and Otes vanished without a trace, leaving behind seven symbols that formed the emblem of the Big Seven Arena, where the Relic would appear the next full moon.[2][9][10]

Otes appears during Yuga's Duel with Roa Kassidy.

Otes and the Relic re-emerged on the next full moon at the Big Seven Arena during a Rush Duel between Yuga and Roa, where Otes introduced himself to the assembled crowd and explained his desires. With the aid of the Goha 7th Elementary Newspaper Club, Otes confirmed that he had been disqualified from the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament for being a Goha Enterprises employee and that he had created "Sevens Road Magician", whose legality was currently under question. Otes restored access to the card's data, noting that someone had been trying to obscure it on the internet. Roa, who had also been present at the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament, asked Otes why he had chosen Yuga and not him to be the King of Duels, though Otes never had the chance to answer him as Luke claimed Roa's underhanded tactics made him ineligible for the position. Yuga however believed Roa had a chance to obtain the title and offered to barter it on the Duel, a decision that Otes accepted, warning Yuga that he would be ineligible if he lost here. During the Duel, Yuga Summoned "Sevens Road Witch" and "Sevens Road Mage" in addition to "Sevens Road Magician", monsters that Otes confirmed he was responsible for creating, though he had only given "Sevens Road Magician" to Yuga, who had found the others on his own. Yuga defeated Roa, and as Goha Enterprises unsuccessfully tried to take possession of the Relic, Otes congratulated Yuga and told him he had only taken his first steps on the road to the King of Duels. Yuga himself admitted he hadn't been interested in the title prior, but was now and Otes bid him to look for the key to the door to a new world before vanishing underground.[2]

Maximum[edit]

Otes divides into three to test Gavin, Romin and Luke.

Otes became aware of Yuga's defeat at the hands of Nail and his new Maximum Summoning. Gavin, Luke and Romin all came to Otes' chamber and asked to speak with him, and Otes appeared to them once they had all arrived. He confirmed that he was aware of Maximum Summoning and that they wanted to know how to defeat it and he divided into three copies, explaining that they would all have to Rush Duel him and win to learn how to defeat Maximum. Otes also warned them that the Goha systems counted him among Yuga's allies, so regardless of the Duels' outcomes, they would all receive three penalties. All three copies of Otes opposed Gavin, Romin and Luke with the same strategy; Special Summoning "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and inflicting severe damage to them with "Inferno Fire Blast", then retrieving the Spell Card with "Black Dragon's Bellow" and increasing the ATK of "Red-Eyes", effectively giving them all one turn each to defeat him. To Otes' joy, all three of his opponents were able to find a way around his strategy and defeat him. Impressed by their resolve, Otes recombined back into a single copy and explained to Gavin, Romin and Luke that the hint they needed to defeat Maximum Summoning was already within them before vanishing.[4]

Team Battle Royal[edit]

Otes became aware of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, and of Yuga's unwillingness to participate in the tournament. He decided to visit the tournament grounds at Goha Stadium in person, despite knowing that his disqualification from the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament prohibited him from doing so, and passed by Yuga, Romin and Gavin to catch their attention. Yuga was asked to join the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club to enter the tournament, and when he protested that he only wanted to spectate, Otes revealed himself and challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel. Yuga accused Otes of trying to manipulate him again, but Otes dismissed the notion as preposterous and claimed he only wanted to inform Yuga of the true nature of the tournament if Yuga could defeat him. Otes opposed Yuga relentlessly with "Summoned Skull" and its support cards, even countering his combination of "Sevens Road Magician" and "Sevens Road Witch", a strategy that impressed Luke. He noted to Yuga that the word of Rush Dueling had become larger since its inception, but asked if this would really be the end of it, and compared Yuga to a bystander who had stopped walking, suggesting that Rush Dueling could eventually become as strict as Goha Dueling was. Yuga was reinvigorated to continue, and he used "Sevens Road Warlock" to recover "Sevens Road Witch" and "Sevens Road Magician", but Otes returned all the monsters in Yuga's Graveyard to his Deck to prevent him from using the effect of "Sevens Road Magician". Yuga was instead able to use his own support card, "Sevens Twin Burst", to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" high enough to surpass that of "Summoned Skull" and defeat Otes, giving Otes hope that Yuga's Road had taken off into the sky and that it would someday reach the stars. After the Duel, Yuga didn't ask Otes what he meant, having decided to join the tournament to learn the answer he was looking for. Otes was then arrested for his rule violations, and he allowed himself to be taken away by Goha Stadium's security, proclaiming that the Road Yuga needed to take would always be in his heart.[11] Once he was incarcerated, Otes briefly remained in his cell before using The Relic to escape through the floor.[12]

During the final Duel between Yuga and Luke, Otes watched as Rush Dueling was being uninstalled from the Relic underground, noting to himself that this was "Real-Time Rush Duel Uninstallation".[13] Otes himself watched the moon from atop a water tower as the Relic was destroyed by Galian Townsend, suspected of being behind the tournament and the uninstallation of Rush Dueling. However Yuga was able to reinstall Rush Dueling, this time locating its data within the Super Rush Robot that Nail had constructed from space debris, making it a more robust program.[14]

Goha 6 Siblings[edit]

Yuga brought his new friend Swirly with him to Otes' chamber, calling out to him and asking why he tried to uninstall Rush Dueling and what his true goal was. Otes appeared from a new Relic and told Yuga he would have to defeat him in a Duel to learn the answer, but Yuga stated that Swirly would Duel Otes instead. Noting Swirly's timid demanor, Otes slyly asked if he wouldn't just run away, but after Luke, Romin and Gavin arrived and encouraged him, Swirly agreed to Duel and borrowed Yuga's Deck, Rush Dueling for the first time. Swirly started with the same hand Yuga had during his first Rush Duel with Otes, and Otes likewise brought out "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" on his first turn and destroyed Swirly's monsters with "Burst Breath of Destruction", reducing him to 1000 LP. On his next turn Swirly again played the same moves as Yuga had, but this time drew and Summoned "Sevens Road Wiz" rather than "Sevens Road Magician", using its effect to reduce the ATK of "Blue-Eyes" to zero. Seeing the smiles on everyone's faces as Swirly attacked, Otes found himself smiling as well. After the Duel Yuga asked Otes to tell him why he'd tried to uninstall Rush Dueling, and Otes asked if Yuga actually had any proof that he was behind it before suggesting it had been a good thing, as it led to Rush Dueling becoming a more robust program, before retreating underground with the Relic.[15]

Decks[edit]

Each time Otes Duels, he uses a Deck focused on a different Legend Card, using various cards which support his Legend of choice. Most of his monsters are imported from the TCG/OCG, rather than being unique to Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel.

In the past, Otes created and used "Sevens Road Magician", later giving it to Yuga.

Blue-Eyes[edit]

Using "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" against Yuga, he focuses on straightforward beatdown tactics, combining the high-Level and high-ATK "Blue-Eyes" with "Burst Breath of Destruction" to destroy his opponent's monsters. He reuses this Deck and the same moves during his Rush Duel with Swirly.

Red-Eyes[edit]

Using "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" against Gavin, Luke, and Romin, he reuses "Inferno Fire Blast" to inflict large amounts of damage to his opponent each turn, even on the first turn.

Summoned Skull[edit]

Using "Summoned Skull" in his rematch against Yuga, his strategy combines elements of his previous Duels, with high ATK and monster destruction effects together with effect damage, while also adding extra effects to protect "Summoned Skull" from destruction.

Dark Magician[edit]

In his duel against Yuga Goha, Otes used "Dark Magician" and cards that continuously prevent its destruction.

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Unknown Duelist 13 Lose (disqualified) (flashback)
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 1 Lose (six times)
Yuga Ohdo 1 Lose
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 24 Lose
Gavin Sogetsu 24 Lose
Romin Kassidy 24 Lose
Yuga Ohdo 43 Lose
Swirly 53 Lose
Yuga Goha 81 Lose

References[edit]

  1. @A3_event (November 21, 2020). "「遊☆戯☆王SEVENS&遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズGXPOPUP SHOP in #東京キャラクターストリート」" (Tweet). Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  2. a b c d Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01313: "The Other King"
  3. NeoArkadia (March 6, 2020). "[SEVENS] Various Pieces of Information Revealed". YGOrganization. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02424: "Resolve"
  5. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01212: "The Forbidden Ace"
  6. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0011: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01717: "The Cat in the Garden of Curiosity"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0022: "The Man Who Possesses a Demon"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0066: "Oh, Noodles! Ramen Duel!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0099: "Wonderful Jurassic"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04343: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04444: "Dissonance"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05151: "Road vs. Daor"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05252: "The Final Rush Duel"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05353: "Let's Go! Rush Swirling!"

Notes[edit]

  1. This card can be seen in Otes's hand in episode 78.