Priest (episode 52)

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English name
  • Priest
Japanese name
  • Male
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! episode 05252: "The Past is Present"
Appears in
Japanese voice
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka
Priest (episode 52)

The Priest (神官 Shinkan) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. The name "Priest" is used in the Japanese ending credits. In the English dub, he is not called anything, but self-identifies as loyal servant of the Pharaoh.

He faced fellow Priest, Seto, in a Diaha, which Ishizu Ishtar showed Seto Kaiba a vision of. This battle did not occur when its time period was replayed in the Dark RPG.


In ancient Egypt, the Priest stood on the side of the Atem, the Pharaoh, when Seto, another Priest, was in rebellion against the Pharaoh. He faced Seto in a Diaha. (In the English dub, Seto challenged the Pharaoh to a Duel and the Priest as a loyal servant of the Pharaoh opted to stand against Seto, whom he called a traitor.)[1]

Seto summoned Lord of Zemia from a stone slab and the Priest countered by summoning Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress from another slab. He called for God to unleash divine punishment on the evil Priest and had his Wing Dragon attack and destroy Lord of Zemia, causing a number of the robed men behind Seto to disappear. (In the English dub, the Priest banished them to the Shadow Realm.)[1]

Seto continued to battle, summoning La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp. The priest then summoned Fairy Dragon, calling it "the one who exorcises evil", and fused it with his Winged Dragon, forming Kaiser Dragon. Kaiser Dragon destroyed La Jinn, wiping out more of Seto's robed men. (In the English dub, there is no mention of exorcising evil.)[1]

Seto asked in the name of the sun god, Ra, whether he or the Pharaoh should be king and offered his Battle Ox and Mystic Horseman for an answer, pleading God to take the sacrifices and appear before him. Blue-Eyes White Dragon then appeared. (In the English dub, Seto did not appeal to the gods and offered the monsters to knowingly call Blue-Eyes White Dragon.) Seto used Blue-Eyes White Dragon to defeat Kaiser Glider, destroy the slabs used to summon it, and leave the Priest's side of the field in flames.[1]

In the twentieth century, Ishizu Ishtar showed Seto Kaiba a vision of the battle between the Priest and Seto.[1]


  1. a b c d e Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 05252: "The Past is Present"