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English name
  • Seeker
Japanese translatedRare Hunter
Japanese name
RōmajiRea Hantā
Other language names
صائد النوادر
Jack Hunter
  • Male
OccupationRare Hunter
Tournament Position
Battle City Did not place
Other Decks
Seal Release
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! episode 05555: "Stalked by the Rare Hunters"
Appears in
Nintendo DSYu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
XboxYu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny
Other language voices
  • Marlin Wick
  • Roman Kretschmer (ep. 74)

The Rare Hunter was an unnamed member of Marik's Rare Hunters organization. In the dub, he would often comment that a Duel for a rare card is like a hunt, explaining his strategy of replacing cards is like replacing weaker hounds with better ones.

He is only named Rare Hunter in the anime, manga, Japanese video games, and most English video games. However, he is named Seeker in the English versions of the Dungeon Dice Monsters video game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist.


Battle City[edit]

Having been called in by one of their contacts (the shopkeeper that sold Joey and Yugi their Duel Disks) Seeker and other minions ambushed Joey Wheeler and forced him into a Duel. Most of the Duel, he played cards in Defense Position, and used Graceful Charity to draw more cards. Joey kept up a constant offensive and initially did well (however, he gave up a chance to win the Duel with multiple monster attacks by Tributing them to Summon Red-Eyes Black Dragon), but Seeker was able to draw all 5 pieces of "Exodia" and claim an automatic victory. Upon his defeat, Seeker and the goons took Joey's "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and beat him up.

At the opening of the Battle City Tournament, Joey tracks down Seeker without his robes, claiming he is able to identify him by his snake-like eyes. When Joey demands a rematch, he declines due to his lack of rare cards. The exchange catches the attention of Yami Yugi, who Duels in place of Joey, wagering his prized "Dark Magician". Joey tried to warn Yami of the Rare Hunter's strategy, but Yugi refused, believing it to be an unfair advantage (in the dub, Seeker claimed that he would tear up the "Red-Eyes" if Joey told). Yami figured it out on his own later, and used cards that would prevent Seeker from holding all the "Exodia" pieces in hand, and finally destroyed Exodia by baiting Seeker into Summoning Exodia's head, allowing him to use "Chain Destruction". He then attacks Exodia's head, destroying it, then attacks Seeker's Life Points directly, reducing his life points to 0. Yugi also discovered that the Rare Hunter was using fake cards, and he destroyed them (in the dub, the cards were real, but marked with invisible ink).

At that moment, Seeker began writhing in pain; Marik had established mental contact with Seeker and wasn't too pleased that he lost. Using the Millennium Rod, Marik took over Seeker and used him as speaker to talk to Yugi. He stated that this Rare Hunter was the weakest of his minions and warned Yugi of future Duels before making Seeker fall unconscious (in the dub, the Rare Hunter's mind was banished to the Shadow Realm).

Waking the Dragons[edit]

Seeker's "lost soul".

Seeker appeared as one of the many lost souls that sought revenge on Yami when he entered the Stone Wasteland to find the spirit of Yugi.

Other appearances[edit]


Seeker uses an Exodia Deck, which includes three copies of each piece of Exodia and various high-DEF monsters, such as "Stone Statue of the Aztecs" and "Gear Golem the Moving Fortress". Though he is able to defeat Joey once with this Deck, having more than one copy of Exodia in his hand (and nothing else) leaves the Rare Hunter defenseless in his Duel with Yugi. His attempt to use a spare piece as a defender ultimately backfires and leads to his defeat.


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Joey Wheeler 55 Win
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi 56-57 Lose


  1. a b c This is seen in his Deck when Yugi searches it to take "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" during episode 57.
  2. a b Additional copies can be seen after Yugi takes "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" from his Deck in episode 57.
  3. a b c This card was a Normal Monster in the anime and manga.
  4. This card is won from Joey Wheeler during episode 55 and lost to Yugi Muto during episode 57.