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  • Shadi
Other languages
  • Male
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! episode 04040: "Aftermath"
Appears in
Voice actors
  • Kaneto Shiozawa (1st series)
  • Nozomu Sasaki (2nd series)
Other languages
  • Bernd Vollbrecht (season 1-2, The Dark Side of Dimensions)
  • Peter Flechtner (season 5, Capsule Monsters)

Shadi is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. He was a spirit who guarded the tombs of Ancient Egypt for 3000 years (5000 years in the dub). Shadi possessed the Millennium Key and the Millennium Scale.



Shadi is a tall and thin Egyptian man with blue eyes and a bald head. He usually dresses in while and cream robes with a turban on his head and orange shoes. He wears the Millennium Key around his neck on a string, and his ears are pierced with golden rings hanging from strings.


"Shadi" (شادي) is a name used in Arabic-speaking countries as well as in the Indian subcontinent. The name is traditionally given to Arab Christian and Muslim males. The word "Shadi" is of Arabic origin and has the archaic meaning of "singer".



Shadi was killed by Yami Bakura at least 5 years before the present day events of the series,[2][3] which meant that Shadi was a disembodied spirit and insubstantially incorporeal ghost normally whenever the characters encountered him. However, such as when saving Tristan and Duke's lives from falling off Seto Kaiba's Blimp, Shadi did have the power to become substantial for a short time. In the dub, he was killed by Bandit King Bakura millennia ago.

Shadi had guarded the tomb where the seven Millennium Items were once kept. Shadi forcefully gave the Millennium Eye to Maximillion Pegasus.

When Yami Marik murdered his father, Shadi gave him the message that the Pharaoh would return, which caused Marik to believe that the Pharaoh was responsible for his father's demise. In the English dub, Mr. Ishtar was sent to the Shadow Realm.

Duelist Kingdom[edit]

Shadi appeared before Yugi Muto in Duelist Kingdom and entered his mind. Shadi found that Yugi's soul had been divided into two Soul rooms. One of them was for Yami Yugi and the other was for Yugi. Shadi entered Yami's mind to find any clues that might lead him to the thief who stole Pegasus's Millennium Eye (Yami Bakura). As Shadi attempted to find any clues, he was attacked by multiple traps in the Pharaoh's mind. Shadi almost met his end, but was rescued by Yugi. As both attempted to find clues to the thief of the Millennium Eye, they were attacked by Dark Magician who emerged from a stone tablet. Shadi was standing on a stone tablet of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon and attempted to defend him and Yugi by summoning the dragon. However Yugi reasoned with the Dark Magician and convinced the magician to call off his attack, much to Shadi's amazement. Shadi then suspected that Yugi was the chosen one. Once Shadi exited Yugi's mind, he apologized for the intrusion. He then warned Yugi to be careful and watch out for the thief. Before he dispersed, Yugi asked for his name and Shadi told him.

Battle City[edit]

Shadi appeared once again during Battle City; he appeared and saved Tristan and Duke, whom had gotten into a fight over Serenity and were forced to hang onto the end of the blimp for their lives.

Later, Shadi appeared to Yugi and warned him about all seven Millennium Items being aboard Kaiba Craft 3 and were used during the Battle City Tournament. Then, he explained to Yugi how Pegasus came across the Egyptian Gods and recreated them as Duel Monsters cards. He then told him of the curses that came afterwards which caused the death of everyone involved in the production of the Gods (in the English dub, they vanished without a trace), and that Pegasus was forced to return them to the tomb where he discovered the Gods. Shadi then met up with Ishizu Ishtar to discuss the evil within Marik that was growing (Yami Marik) and must be stopped. He then vanished once again.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters[edit]

During the time of Alexander the Great, Shadi forced Alexander to undergo a trial in order to prove that he deserved the power of the Millennium Ring. Thousands of years later, he told Yami Yugi and Yami Alexander to face off for the power of the ring.

Dawn of the Duel[edit]

Shadi helped Yami Yugi during the Dark RPG. He appeared in front of the stone tablet which bore the image of Priest Seto and Pharaoh Atem. Tristan was able to recognize him and pointed out that Shadi was the one who saved him and Duke during the Battle City Tournament. Using the power of the Millennium Key, Shadi got Yami Yugi's friends into the Millennium World through Yami Yugi's memory. When Pharaoh Atem was about to be killed by Zorc Necrophades, Shadi possessed the body of Hasan to help Atem during his fight with Zorc. However, he met his destruction with a blast from the evil being.

After the Dark RPG and the Battle Ritual, Atem proceeded to his afterlife, and the seven Millennium Items were destroyed. While the tomb was crumbling and the people had left the main chamber, Shadi's spirit had appeared and disappeared one last time; he was finally able to rest in peace in the spirit world.

Other appearances[edit]


Shadi is not a duelist in the anime or the manga, but he is available as an opponent in various video games. He tends to play Decks featuring ancient-themed cards such as "Millennium Golem" and "Sengenjin".

The Dawn of Destiny[edit]


  1. "Shadi Character Profile". Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Site. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 09696: "Showdown in the Shadows, Part 1"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 201201: "Memoirs of a Pharaoh"