Tatsuhisa Kamijo

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Tatsuhisa Kamijo
Tatsuhisa Kamijo
Names
English
  • Tatsuhisa Kamijo
OtherLuke (ルーク Rūku)
Japanese
Japaneseかみじょう たつひさ
Base上城 龍久
Furiganaかみじょう たつひさ
RōmajiKamijō Tatsuhisa
Personal
Age11[1][2]
Gender
  • Male
Favorite foodCurry rice[3]
  • Education
SchoolGoha 7th Elementary
  • Duelist
DeckDragon
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 001: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
Japanese
  • Taku Yashiro[2]
Kamijo, Tatsuhisa

Tatsuhisa Kamijo (かみじょう たつひさ Kamijō Tatsuhisa), nicknamed Luke (ルーク Rūku), is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. He is Yuga Ohdo's schoolmate from the next class over, and the self-proclaimed number one Duelist at Goha 7th Elementary. He first encounters Yuga while investigating how to become the King of Duels.[2]

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full body view of Luke.

Luke is a tall young boy with teal hair in a gear shape with three sideswept bangs at the front and red eyes. He dresses in a rougher fashion than most other characters in the series; he wears a dark brown shirt with a red pattern of a gear on a spoke, beige pants with a black belt, and black slip-on shoes with blue soles and straps. He accessorizes with a collar around his neck similar to that of Yuya Sakaki, a black wristband on his right wrist and a blue strap and a red watch around his left, and a chain hanging from his right pocket. He removes his watch when he Duels to make room to strap on his Duel Disk.

In the past, Luke used various disguises to enter adult Duel Centers, including grey hats, thick brown jackets, and false moustaches.

Personality[edit]

According to his voice actor, Luke is hot-blooded, but generally a good person.[4] Roa Kirishima also describes Luke as straightforward and trusting, though this assessment is not entirely accurate. Luke is extremely self-confident, given his proclamation of himself as the strongest Duelist at Goha 7th Elementary. He has a comedic trait of causing machines to break down around him; he claims that this is due to his soul being possessed by the devil.[1][2] Luke has a habit of gravitating towards whatever he thinks is cool. To this end, he often tries to project a cool and aloof persona, but he gets flustered easily whenever this persona is challenged or he faces something unexpected that disrupts his behaving this way.[4] As a part of this cool persona, Luke tends to act dramatic, with long and complicated Summoning chants and attack names, and often assumes that matters are more complicated than they are: attributing his ability to disable technology to a demon and believing that Yuga let him win their Rush Duel to teach him what he wanted to accomplish with them.[5] As a result he is particularly scared by Ushiro Omaeno's ghost stories during their Duel.[6] Despite his suspicions of Romin Kirishima, when Yuga invites her over to his Road Laboratory, he quickly congratulates Yuga and is mortified when he is the only one to not bring her a gift before the RoaRomin concert she invites them to later.[7][6]

Luke is quite perceptive, noting when Romin was spying on them and her unusual levels of knowledge of Dueling despite her denial in it.[8] Luke is initially cautious regarding Rush Dueling, as he does not want the Goha Corporation to discover it, but he later comes to accept Yuga's wish to spread Rush Dueling across the world for people to enjoy. Despite this, he is still paranoid that Goha Corp are watching them (and justly so) and he is quick to suspect that both Romin and Mimi Atachi are spying for them.[7] Showcasing his resolve to stand by Yuga's desires for Rush Dueling, Luke fiercely defends Rush Dueling whenever it is insulted, even dismissing insults towards himself.[9]

Luke has a tendency to make outlandish and ambitious schemes, though these are generally ignored by his friends. He somewhat comically asks if Yuga is sure he wants to relinquish the title of King of Duels, but seizes on the opportunity immediately.[5][10] He believes himself to be the most important individual among his group of friends; this trait is generally played for comedic purposes and disregarded by his friends. Despite his dramatic speeches, Luke has some difficulty with English words; when he casts himself as a foil to Yuga, he refers to it as opening a new "daor" for himself due to simply inverting the characters of the katakana for the word "road".[9] As Romin has noted, despite Luke's desire to become the King of Duels, he hasn't even considered what he would do once he becomes the King.[11] Once Yuga himself accepts the challenge of becoming the King of Duels, Luke begins to feel less confident in his desire to become King, rationalizing to himself that Yuga would surely grant him the title if he ever attained it. Afterwards, however, he continues to worry about it to the point of mentally crippling him during his Duel with Schrödinger Nekoyama. Once Yuga confirms that he would not give Luke the title however, Luke is encouraged to continue aiming to gain the title on his own merits, and he dubs his path his "daor", in an inversion of Yuga's "road" philosophy.[12]

Luke has a stereotypically large appetite; he is often seen enjoying food to the point of overindulgence, and once eats three bowls of ramen from the Tahayasty Restaurant, while still having the appetite for at least two servings of Romin's Dragears Curry. His appetite is known among his friends to the point that Yuga suggests making food for Luke as a way to apologize to him. When Luke eats at the A.I. Restaurant, he consumes dozens of plates of food on his own that totals a bill of around 666,666 yen.

Similar to Joey Wheeler, Luke has a somewhat "rude" speech pattern, eschewing honorifics. He also deactivates Yuga's Duel Bicycle without his consent to catch his attention, more than once, and once tries to break into Romin's guitar case because he finds it suspicious, despite Gakuto's protests that doing so would be invading Romin's privacy.[7] He also later ate the supposed "last ramen" of the Tahayasty Restaurant without asking permission or having payed for it, though he did give thanks for the meal, and tends to be somewhat rude when demanding seconds. After Romin's spying was revealed to the group, Luke refused to talk to her even when she tried to apologize to him. Luke eventually drops his anger with Romin after she made the Dragears Curry as an apology, even if he still holds it over her head on occasion.

Etymology[edit]

The kanji in Luke's proper name contain the characters for "Upper/Higher", "Castle", "Dragon", and "Eternity/Long time", in reference to his Deck and self-proclaimed status as the number one Duelist of Goha 7th Elementary.[2] His nickname "Luke", can also be read as "Rook" in katana, which is a chess piece in the shape of a battlement, in addition to how in Shogi a promoted rook is called "Dragon King".

Abilities[edit]

Luke using his ability to stop a Goha Corporation Drone.

Luke can cause technology around him to briefly stop working just by touching it. He seems to have developed some level of control over this, but he can only use this ability up to twice a day.[8] Luke himself believes that this is due to his soul being possessed by a demon, but Yuga Ohdo suggests that it may be an example of the Pauli effect.[5] Luke himself calls this ability "Luke Devil".[13]

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Luke practicing in adult Duel Centers.

A year before the events of the series, machines stopped working around Luke. Luke eventually learned to use this ability to his advantage, coming to believe that he was possessed by a demon and dubbing it "Luke Devil".[5][13] He used his power to enter adult Duel centers, practicing his skills against adult opponents and becoming the best Duelist at Goha 7th Elementary. Luke would later claim that he had never lost due to the demon possessing him, though he did lose several times and simply never gave up.[5]

Luke heard about the legend that would allow someone to become the King of Duels. A week before the series, Luke discovered the Hologram Man's underground chamber and challenged him to a Duel. Although Luke was able to defeat the Hologram Man within the time limit, the timer during the Duel continued to run and gave him a penalty when it did. Luke repeatedly tried to pass the trial, but he was unsuccessful each time, and he eventually received all six of his penalties and his Duel Disk's account was banned.[8]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

Luke meets Yuga.

A week after first finding the Hologram Man, Luke heard fellow student Yuga Ohdo explaining about new Dueling rules to Student Council President Gakuto Sogetsu. Luke was intrigued by the prospect, believing that the new rules could be an interpretation of a line in the legend of the person who would become the King of Duels, and also noticed Romin Kirishima taking photos of them on her smartphone. After school, Luke waited for Yuga outside Goha 7th Elementary and introduced himself, asking if he could have a word. Yuga claimed he was busy and tried to leave, only for Luke to stop his Duel Bicycle with a single touch. Luke told Yuga that he knew somewhere he could install his new rules, and he took him to the Hologram Man's chamber, explaining about the legend on the way. As Yuga worked to install his Rush Duel rules, Gakuto showed up and began berating Yuga, only to freak out at the sight of the Hologram Man, while a Goha Corporation Drone arrived, having detected the violation of the rules. Luke noticed that Romin was there as well and told her to come out, before stopping the Drone from working as he had Yuga's Duel Bicycle. As the kids talked and charged Yuga's Duel Disk using his Duel Bicycle, the Drone eventually began working again, with Luke unable to stop it as he had before, so Romin suggested Yuga use Real-Time Duel Programming. Luke was suspicious of Romin's claims that she wasn't interested in Dueling, and he watched in shock as Yuga decided to use his Rush Dueling to enter the program in time and his Duel Disk transformed. Luke was shocked that Yuga was able to simply Summon three monsters at once, but the Hologram Man Summoned "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" on his first turn, destroyed Yuga's monsters, and reduced him to 1000 LP. Luke and Gakuto both believed that Yuga wouldn't be able to make a comeback against "Blue-Eyes" with a single card, but Yuga revealed that in a Rush Duel, players drew until they had five cards at the beginning of their turns, and he brought out his ace monster, "Sevens Road Magician", managing to increase its ATK high enough to both destroy "Blue-Eyes" and defeat the Hologram Man with one attack. The victory allowed Yuga to successfully install his Rush Dueling rules, and Luke enthusiastically congratulated Yuga. The voice of the Hologram Man congratulated Yuga as well, and Luke wondered if this mean that Yuga was the one in the legend. Luke and Gakuto's Duel Disks suddenly changed shape to become the same as Yuga's, which also deleted Luke and Yuga's penalties, as a path open before them.[8] Yuga told Luke to take the path, but it was simply a hologram and Luke walked right into the dais. Romin and Gakuto asked what the King of Duels was, and Luke explained that they dictated the rules of Duel Monsters. He outlined a scheme to become employed by the Goha Corporation, but Yuga was tinkering with the Drone rather than listening to Luke. Luke asked Yuga to keep Rush Dueling a secret as it had the power to make one of them the King of Duels.[5]

Luke deactivates everyone's phones before his Rush Duel with Yuga.

The next day at school, Luke found Yuga and Romin telling their classmates about Rush Dueling, and he promptly dragged Yuga beneath his desk and warned him that they had to keep Rush Dueling a secret from the Goha Corporation to prevent their accounts from being banned. To Luke's surprise, Yuga explained that he wanted to let everyone enjoy Rush Dueling rather than use it for themselves. Romin suggested they settle their argument with a Duel, Luke believed that he'd win no matter the rules used as he was Goha 7th Elementary's strongest Duelist. Before the Duel, Luke disabled everyone's smartphones with his power to keep the Duel secret, though he was deflated when Yuga and Gakuto suggested that his ability was the result of the Pauli effect rather than a demon. Yuga only Summoned a single monster on his first turn, something Luke correctly deduced was due to a bad hand, while Luke aimed to defeat Yuga in a One Turn Kill with his two "Twin-Edge Dragons". Yuga was able to survive, so Luke decided to tell everyone how he had acquired his skills (despite no-one asking). Yuga came close to beating Luke, but failed to get enough monsters in his Graveyard to increase its ATK enough, leaving Luke with 100 LP. Luke promised to finish Yuga off for failing to defeat him and Tribute Summoned "Rush Dragon Dragears", destroyed Yuga's Set card with "Fire Dragon's Heatflash", and destroyed both of his monsters with "Dragears", defeating him. Despite winning, the Duel had been livestreamed by the Drone that Yuga had modified, and Luke angrily asked why Yuga had done it, as Goha Corp would likely delete Rush Dueling. Yuga pointed out how everyone was enjoying it, and told Luke that he'd never stop trying to install Rush Dueling. Luke came to believe that Yuga had let him win the Duel to show him the correct path.[5]

Luke later found that Goha Corp had deleted all of the footage of his Rush Duel, and he deactivated Yuga's Duel Bicycle to tell him the next morning, worried that Goha Corp were observing them. Romin took another picture of them as she suggested they hurry to avoid being late, and Luke decided to look into her, though Gakuto only told him information he already knew. Luke suspected Romin was working for Goha Corp, so Yuga eventually agreed to investigate Romin too, and he tried using one of his Roads to determine if she was hiding something, though they were unsuccessful. Yuga then invited Romin to his Road Laboratory, prompting Luke to congratulate him. At Yuga's lab, they met his modified Drone again, who Yuga named "Kaizo", and Luke was subjected to a hairdressing machine. Yuga convinced Romin to Rush Duel him, and Luke noted her refusal to let Kaizo take her guitar case. As Yuga and Romin Rush Dueled, Luke repeatedly tried to look in the case, but Gakuto held him back to prevent him from invading Luke's privacy. Luke was distracted from his efforts when Romin Tribute Summoned "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", a card that Yuga hadn't put in the spare Deck he had given Romin. Romin stated that it was hers and that she kept it in her guitar case as a good luck charm, reminding Luke of his mission and he opened the case, though he only found Romin's guitar. Romin used the effect of "Prima Guitarna" to increase the ATK of her monsters and destroy Yuga's, including "Sevens Road", putting Yuga in a tough spot, especially when he didn't draw any monsters with enough ATK to beat Romin's. Yuga then used "Recovery Force" to return "Sevens Road Magician" back to his Deck, and Luke was impressed that Yuga was able to draw it again. He defeated Romin by destroying "Prima Guitarna" with "Sevens Road", something Luke noted he didn't have to do to win. Gakuto dragged Luke aside to talk with him after the Duel, and Luke agreed that Romin wasn't working for Goha Corp.[7]

Luke decided to make a promo video for Rush Dueling, with him and Yuga Dueling while Romin provided a backing track and vocals and Gakuto filmed. After Yuga brought Gakuto to the class however, Romin refused to sing and Gakuto left to return to his duties. Despite their difficulties, Luke and Yuga were able to produce a video that satisfied them, though they still wanted to improve the video. They brought a suggestion to Gakuto, but he stated that he would be prohibiting Rush Duels. Yuga instead suggested they settle the matter with a Rush Duel, and Luke leapt on the chance and added that Gakuto would have to step down as Student Council President if he lost, scheming to succeed him. Gakuto had to postpone the Duel until after school due to his duties, but eventually showed up to Duel Yuga. With Gakuto Dueling, Luke took up the role of explaining the game to Romin over the course of the match. Yuga was eventually able to bypass the effect of Gakuto's "Fiendish Commander Yameruler" by using "Sevens Road Witch" to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician" and defeat Gakuto, who stepped down as he had agreed. Luke ran against Gakuto in the emergency election, but he was crushingly defeated and Gakuto returned to the position.[10]

Luke depicted in an article at his request, ruling over his friends.

Gakuto showed Luke and Yuga that more Rush Dueling videos were being deleted, and Yuga deduced that Goha Corp were likely responsible, so Luke attempted to call Client Service, though he had difficulty communicating with the receptionist. When they arrived at school, they were asked for an interview by the Newspaper Club, so Luke volunteered to tell them about Rush Dueling. Despite Luke's praise for Rush Dueling, the Newspaper Club published an article demeaning them and Luke the next day, much to his fury. They went to have the article changed; Luke telling Masaru and Nico that they could insult him all they wanted, but not Rush Dueling, but didn't make any progress until Yuga threatened to leak the paper to the Goha Corporation, prompting the Newspaper Club's chief, Bakuro Shinjitsu to offer to Duel to decide the article's content, revealing that he had been the one to judge Rush Dueling as simple. Luke accepted the challenge instead of Yuga, vowing to prove that Rush Duels were deep. He gained an early lead over Bakuro, suggesting that he could change the paper to the "Luke Paper", but Bakuro managed to limit the damage he took using Trap Cards. Bakuro was able to bring out three "News Flash Machine Toughroids" and place "Rush Dragon Dragears" on the bottom of Luke's Deck, and Luke barely endured his attacks with "Dragon's Tenacity". This allowed him to shuffle his Deck and draw "Dragears" during his next turn, and he destroyed all of Bakuro's "Toughroids". Bakuro was able to revive one, but Luke Tribute Summoned "Dragears" and used its effect to attack twice, destroying "Toughroid" again and defeating Bakuro. Following the Duel, Yuga revealed he'd believed in Luke the entire time and Bakuro admitted he'd come to enjoy Rush Duels, agreeing to change the article. Having been inspired by their comments about him, Luke requested Bakuro make a picture depicting him ruling over his friends, much to their displeasure.[9] He continued to work with the Newspaper Club, starting a column where he would answer questions, but had trouble deciding on a title and had no help from Yuga and the others, as they were more concerned about the imminent closure of the Tahayasty Restaurant. Luke later went to look for his friends, finding Yuga Dueling Menzaburo Oomori at the Tahayasty Restaurant and helping himself to a freshly prepared bowl of ramen, unaware that it was supposedly the last bowl the shop would make. He was criticized by his friends, but the shopkeeper explained that he intended to keep his store open, and he offered to make more for them, though Yuga told Luke he'd had enough. Later, Yuga took Menzaburo to the Hologram Man's chamber to try and install Dueling rules of his own, but they found the chamber empty and the Hologram Man's dais missing.[14] Luke eventually named his newspaper column "Luke's Life Advice for All" and began answering questions, including from one boy who wanted to Rush Duel, but his mother wouldn't let him. Luke suggested the boy take care of his mother, wishing him good luck.[15]

A new student, Mimi Atachi, transferred to Yuga's class. Gakuto told them that the Student Council didn't know what school Mimi had transferred from, causing Luke to suspect Mimi as a Goha agent. Mimi approached them and asked to become friends with them, prompting Luke's suspicions, but they were pacified when Mimi offered them gifts to get to know them better; Luke was offered several chocolates. They took Mimi to the Road Laboratory, but she suddenly left, and Luke, Romin and Gakuto convinced Yuga to wait at the Laboratory in case Mimi returned, suspecting she would try to steal Yuga's notebook. Sure enough, Mimi returned that night and Luke caught her in the act of stealing the notebook, though Mimi claimed she had simply wanted to learn more about Rush Dueling. To Luke's surprise, Yuga offered the notebook to Mimi, but she refused to take it, so they decided to settle matters with a Rush Duel. Mimi's Bubble Era monsters both enchanted and confused Luke, as he wondered why Mimi had them. Yuga was able to defeat Mimi and gave her the notebook, claiming it would make her love Rush Dueling even more, much to Luke's exasperation. The next day at school, they talked about how to make Rush Dueling more fun.[16]

Luke joined Yuga, Kaizo and Gakuto to investigate the disappearance of the Hologram Man's Relic, but Kaizo was unable to find any clues. They went to find a vending machine due to the heat, but Romin had taken the last drink from the nearest one and they were blocked from accessing the other one by Yoshio Atachi, who claimed to have a grudge against Luke and called himself the King of Combat. The term's similarity to King of Duels annoyed Luke, and he accepted Yoshio's challenge to Rush Duel, stating he would regret calling himself the King of Duels. Yoshio used the "Beast Gear World" Field Spell Card against Luke, increasing the ATK of his Beast Warriors while reducing the ATK of Luke's Dragons, but despite his handicap, Luke was able to destroy two of Yoshio's monsters and deplete a large portion of his LP with "Dragears". Yoshio vowed that he would have Luke convince his mother, explaining that he was the one who had asked Luke for advice in the Goha 7th Newspaper. Yoshio had interpreted Luke's wish of good luck as the catchphrase of his favorite hero, Good Max, and had began dressing and acting like him, though this had horrified Yoshio's mother, who had threatened not to make his favorite napolitan spaghetti. Luke replied that he wouldn't be convincing Yoshio's mother to let him Rush Duel, as he'd win the Duel. Yoshio Tribute Summoned "Catapult Devilkong, King of the Beast Gear World" and destroyed all of Luke's monsters, reducing him to 500 LP, but Luke was able to Tribute Summon "Dragonic Slayer" and bring back "Dragears", vowing that he wouldn't be changed and would instead change the world around him. He used the effect of "Dragonic Slayer" to destroy "Beast Gear World", then destroyed all of Yoshio's monsters with his two Dragons, defeating and unmasking him. After the Duel, they enjoyed drinks together, Yoshio gushing over the Rush Duel. Gakuto pointed out that they still needed to convince Yoshio's mother to let him Rush Duel, and Yuga offered to use a Road, though Luke asked Yoshio if this was what he really wanted, and Yoshio declined Yuga's offer.[15]

After rumors spread on the internet of a dinosaur created by the Goha Corporation, "Gossie", Luke decided to search for it with Yuga, though Gakuto and Romin were skeptical. They used Kaizo to detect an adventurous spirit, encountering Goha 2nd Elementary's Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club, who suggested they team up to look for Gossie. Luke spearheaded the search, bringing them first to the shopping district, then to Granny Setsuko after it was suggested Gossie was nostalgic for old things, though when Hanto Goto suggested Gossie was hunting, Luke visited Lassie in a panic, fearing she had been eaten. He almost ate Lassie's bone, but Romin tossed it away. Gakuto suggested that Gossie could be at the Relic, but Luke had to go to the bathroom due to all the fruit he had been eating as they searched. While he was there, the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club entered and began talking about how they intended to exploit Gossie for money, much to Luke's anger, and he revealed their duplicity to his friends. Yuga offered to tell them where the Relic was if Kan Hakubutsu defeated him in a Rush Duel. As Yuga and Kan Dueled, Luke noticed that Kan and his friends were genuinely excited and Yuga confirmed that Kan's adventurous spirit was genuine. They revealed that Gossie had been seen at a construction site, and Yuga suddenly lost interest in Gossie, though Luke was undeterred and began supporting Kan as he still wanted to find Gossie. Yuga defeated Kan, but despite his wishes for them to stop looking for Gossie, Luke and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club went to the construction site anyway. To Luke's anger, "Gossie" was merely heating pipes and one of Yuga's Roads intended for noise cancellation. Yuga brought the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club to the Hologram Man's chamber, and Hanto sneezed, revealing seven symbols carved in the floor.[17] They took photos of the emblems and studied them at the Road Laboratory over the next few days; Luke suggested one of them resembled "Dragears", but they were distracted by Romin leaving for the night. She gave them tickets to a RoaRomin concert that weekend at the Seven Hells Hall.[6]

Luke accompanied Yuga, Gakuto and Kaizo to the Seven Hells Hall, noting the building's disused nature and being spooked by something in the corridor. Upon arriving at Romin's dressing room, Luke was mortified to see that Yuga and Gakuto had brought her gifts while he hadn't, and despite Romin's protests he rushed off to find something, but wound up getting lost in the dark corridors. A strange boy scared him in the corridors, telling him of the spirit of a guitarist that haunted the area and took talented guitarists away before disappearing. Luke's screams alerted his friends after the light bulb went out, and they found him sitting in the corridor, though Romin had stayed in her dressing room. Luke was immediately worried she was in danger, and sure enough she had vanished when they returned to the dressing room, though Gakuto believed her disappearance to be innocuous. The concert then began, so they moved to the main stage where Mimi joined them in the VIP area as Romin's cousin and RoaRomin's leader Roa Kirishima made his entrance and challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel for the rights to Rush Dueling, intending to re-brand it and become King of Duels himself. Yuag agreed to the challenge, and Roa suggested a three-vs.-three team Duel, so Luke volunteered to Duel first, only to find he was Dueling the boy who had scared him in the corridors; RoaRomin's bassist. The bassist controlled the Ghost Story Duel, manipulating Luke's cards and inflicting burn damage, while terrifying him by telling him to look behind him as he told ghost stories about Seven Hells Hall. His control was so absolute that Luke's first turn passed without a single action from him. On his next turn, the bassist brought out his "Wicked Shadow - Dark Rooker" and combined it with "Dry Knock Sound" to destroy all of Luke's Spells and Traps and reduce him to 1200 LP without even battling. When Luke drew on his next turn, the bassist claimed he would use his favorite card to defeat Luke, as it shared his name "Behind You!". Although the bassist had brought "Dark Rooker" back to the field with 2600 ATK and reduced Luke to 300 LP, Luke had finally realized that the bassist had simply been saying his name their entire time; Ushiro Omaeno and that there was nothing to be afraid of; Ushiro himself lamented that no-one remembered his name. He Tribute Summoned "Dragears" and "Shocklead Dragon", combining their effects to reduce the ATK of "Dark Rooker" low enough to destroy it, defeating Ushiro. After the Duel, Luke told Ushiro that it had been a great Duel and that he would remember his name. Roa admitted that Luke had surprised him, though their next match wouldn't be so easy.[6]

Gakuto decided to Duel next, and Roa revealed that his opponent would be none other than Romin, who claimed to have been spying on them for Roa, much to Luke's anger. As Kaizo sided with Romin again and insulted Luke and Yuga for not suspecting Romin, Yuga revealed that he'd known Romin was a spy, something Luke attributed to his own suspicions of Romin. Gakuto quickly Summoned "Yameruler" and used its effect to lock Romin down; Luke subsequently believed that Gakuto would have an easy victory, though Roa claimed they knew nothing about Romin and that her skills had been honed by him. Gakuto reduced Romin to 900 LP, but she seemed to ignore her plight and played on her Duel Guitar during the Duel, prompting Luke to wonder if she was taking the Duel seriously. Menzaburo and his friends Nick Yagi and Sushiko Maki then arrived to cater for the event, and Luke eagerly sampled their combined sushi and yakiniku, unknowingly driving Romin over the edge into a crazed hunger and she defeated Gakuto. As she celebrated, the Duel Guitar ejected a chocolate bar that fell into her mouth, and she returned to normal after eating it. Roa then announced that he would be Yuga's opponent.[18]

After Menzaburo, Nick and Sushiko apologized to Yuga and Gakuto for their role in Gakuto's loss, Romin tried to warn Yuga not to Duel, though Luke was still furious at her betrayal. Yuga decided to Duel regardless, and Luke encouraged him to Duel as he usually did throughout the match, though he was angered when Roa dismissed Yuga's first turn as not being serious due to Yuga not using "Sevens Road Magician". Roa asked where Yuga had got the card, and Yuga revealed that the Hologram Man had given him the card at the 60th Goha Dueling Tournament, though he had been disqualified. Roa suggested the Hologram Man had been disqualified due to "Sevens Road Magician" being an illegal card, much to Luke's surprise, and after a Goha executive intervened in the Duel, it was decided that Yuga would be disqualified if he drew "Sevens Road Magician". As the others began to doubt Yuga, Luke called onto them to believe in him, firmly believing that Yuga would never cheat and rallying them to look for information on "Sevens Road Magician" while he remained behind to support Yuga. Gakuto contacted the Newspaper Club, so Luke rang Yoshio to ask him to bring them to Seven Hells Hall once they had found something. Roa forced Yuga to draw cards several times in an attempt to force him to draw "Sevens Road", but to Luke's relief Yuga didn't draw his ace monster. Gakuto, Rinnosuke and Menzaburo then returned and admitted they had been unable to find any information on "Sevens Road Magician".[19]

Yuga drew "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn, but then the Relic emerged in the Hall and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club entered the room to examine it. Yuga explained that he and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club had investigated the emblems and determined they pointed to the Hall; they had expected the Relic to appear. The Hologram Man was projected from the Relic and he introduced himself as Otis, stating that he had chosen Yuga to become the King of Duels (and ignoring Luke's insistence that he had been chosen as well). Yoshio and the Newspaper Club then arrived with footage that proved Otis had been disqualified for being a Goha employee and that "Sevens Road Magician" was legal; Roa had been blocking the card's information on the internet. Romin then noticed Roa in the footage of the 60th Goha Dueling Tournament, and Roa asked Otis why he hadn't been chosen to be King of Duels instead of Yuga. Luke believed that Roa's underhanded tactics made him ineligible to be the King of Duels, though after Yuga claimed Roa still could attain the title, Luke suggested that he could as well (though his friends didn't believe so). Yuga and Roa decided to Duel for the right to the title, something Luke didn't believe Otis would allow, though Otis accepted the terms. Yuga almost defeated Roa with "Sevens Road Magician", but Roa negated the attack and brought out his own ace monster, "Royal Demon's Heavymetal", absorbing Yuga's "Sevens Road Witch" and destroying the weakened "Sevens Road Magician", though Yuga was barely able to survive. Luke admitted that Roa might be the strongest Duelist he had met, and though Yuga was able to re-Summon "Sevens Road Magician", Roa prevented it from activating its effect. Yuga was able to instead reduce the ATK of "Heavymetal" with "Sevens Road Mage" and defeat Roa. As Luke congratulated Yuga, Otis declared Yuga had only taken his first steps on the road to the King of Duels, and Yuga admitted he was becoming interested by the road to the King as the Relic returned to the ground. After the Duel, Luke interrogated Romin over the secret Roa was holding over her, which Yuga deduced to be that she was tone-deaf, much to Romin's embarrassment.[20]

Maximum[edit]

After the Duel with Roa, Romin tried to apologize to Luke for her duplicity, but Luke refused to accept her apologies despite Gakuto's assurances that Romin had been blackmailed by Roa. After having three bowls of ramen at the Tahayasty Restaurant the next day, Luke later found Yuga and Kaizo walking through Goha City with Yuga's Duel Bicycle. Luke asked if Yuga wanted to Duel him, but Yuga instead took him to Roa Kirishima's apartment, where they found Romin, Gakuto, Ranze and Rinnosuke. Luke wasn't happy to see Romin and was about to leave, but then smelled the curry rice that she had been cooking. Despite its blue coloration, Luke eagerly ate and enjoyed the curry rice, and was surprised to learn Romin had made it to apologize to him. Though he did not outright accept Romin's apology, Luke admitted to being moved and that the curry was nice and asked for seconds. As he was eating the curry, he noted that the color was similar to "Rush Dragon Dragears" and suggested that it be called Dragears Curry. Hearing this, Romin tried to add more seasoning to the curry to simulate the more explosive second attack of "Dragears", but she instead flooded the entire apartment with curry.[3]

As Luke practiced drawing at school one day, he wondered why he felt like his dream of becoming the King of Duels felt out of reach lately. Gakuto suggested to Luke that it was because Yuga now wanted to become the King of Duels as well now, though Luke claimed Yuga would still bestow the title upon him, despite Gakuto pointing out Luke was just telling himself that. Romin asked Luke what he wanted to do as King, something Luke himself hadn't even considered until that point. Kaizo then arrived and claimed to have discovered where the Relic would next appear, leading Luke, Yuga, Romin and Gakuto to the harbor. They boarded a ship to an island the Relic was supposed to appear on, only to find they were onboard the Goha Fishing Elementary, which would not return to Goha City for a month. The ship's fishing nets then scooped up the Duel Bicycle in Robot Mode, causing the ship's captain, Nanami Maguro, to accuse Yuga of polluting the ocean and challenge him to a Rush Duel. Luke was caught off-guard by Maguro's use of the "Big Ocean" Field Spell, initially believing he was drowning until informed otherwise by Romin and Gakuto. Maguro's tactics pushed Yuga into a corner, and though Luke believed Maguro's ace monster "Hydrocannon Big Magurom" would be trouble, he was confident Yuga could win the Duel. Yuga brought out a new monster, "Lightning Bolcondor", and used it to reduce the ATK of Maguro's monsters and defeat him. After the Duel, Yuga learned that the island they were travelling to didn't exist and that Kaizo had been replaced with a fake, while a fragment of the real Kaizo remained in the Duel Bicycle and had tried to warn them they were in danger. The fake Kaizo escaped back to Goha City, but Yuga had planted a transmitter in it and Maguro offered to take them back to shore on a speedboat, a ride Luke enjoyed.[11]

Luke accompanied Yuga, Romin and Gakuto to follow the transmitter in Kaizo, which led them to the A.I. Restaurant.[11] Gakuto asked what they should do, much to Luke's confusion, and Gakuto had to explain that they had previously been banned from the restaurant, though Luke saw Mimi heading into the restaurant and asked for her help in getting them inside. Once they were in and Mimi had gone to the bathroom, Luke got carried away with the holographic dining room settings and consumed dozens of plates of food, believing they would be able to pay for the meal due to the 66 yen opening prices. To his shock the waiter drone informed them that the special had just ended and the full price would be 666,666 yen. Romin angrily accused Luke of only thinking of himself and causing trouble, while Luke reminded Romin of the trouble her betrayal had caused them. Luke ran off to the bathroom to relieve himself, getting the idea to suggest Yuga make a Road to change their bill back to the 66 yen price, only to find the others gone and Mimi at the table as clueless as him as to where they were. They looked through the restaurant for them, finding Romin about to Duel Arata Arai; Mimi urged Luke to step in as the situation was his fault, though Luke found himself unable to. As he watched the Duel, he noticed that Arai was cheating by swapping his Set cards out for his "White Foam - Bleach Motor" Spell Card and was pleased when Yuga eventually noticed as well, though even when pressed Arai denied his cheating. Luke believed he could use his power to deactivate the cheating function, but was still conflicted over helping Romin until Mimi pointed out she cherished Rush Dueling as much as he did and that she was his friend. Before Arai could cheat again, Luke stepped in and used his power to deactivate the cheating function of Arai's Duel Disk, allowing Romin to survive the turn. As Luke gloated over his helping Romin, she defensively claimed she hadn't asked for his help, but Luke's continued gloating eventually made her snap, and she furiously defeated Arai. After the Duel, Luke interrogated Arai, learning that he had seen Kaizo fly through a door that Yuga was able to open.[13]

Once they entered the tunnel, they were met by Nail Saionji.[13] Nail explained he was the overseer of Goha Duels and that he would return Kaizo's data if they could defeat the Duelists in the Garden of Providence, but if they lost six times their accounts would be deleted. They soon found the first Duelist, Schrödinger Nekoyama, and though Yuga was eager to Duel him, Luke decided to Duel Nekoyama. Luke quickly brought out "Dragears" and "Dragon Knight of Darkness", but Nekoyama activated his "Lost Cat" Trap, which would force Luke to guess the type of the top card of his Deck so his attacks could go through. At that point Luke remembered that he'd been worrying about whether Yuga would give him the title of King of Duels if he attained it, and he failed to guess for both of his attacks. Nekoyama further added to Luke's worries by citing Schrödinger's cat and the multiple possibilities of the Duel, and he forced Luke to guess the top card of his Deck again with his "Cat's Eyes" Spell; Luke's failure allowed Nekoyama's "Cat" monsters to attack directly and reduce him to 100 LP. Gakuto then asked Luke if he was worried about whether Yuga would give him the Throne of the King and suggested he ask Yuga now and clear the matter up. Luke did so, and Yuga informed him that he wouldn't give him the title, but he encouraged Luke to try and attain the title himself. His confidence renewed, Luke vowed to take his own "daor" and he Tribute Summoned "Thrust Dragon Bunker Strike" and used its effect to check the top cards of his Deck to allow him to ensure his attacks would succeed. "Dragears" reduced Nekoyama to 100 LP as well, but Nekoyama activated his "Lost Cat" when Luke attacked with "Bunker Strike", and Luke forgot which order he'd returned his cards in, but he vowed not to hesitate and successfully guessed the card type of his card, defeating Nekoyama. After Nail dropped the defeated Nekoyama down a trapdoor, Luke angrily challenged Nail to come out and face him, but Nail returned them to the surface and told them to return the next day. His confidence renewed by finding his own "daor", Luke spotted a light in the sky and declared it the star of the King of Duels, but it soon fell, much to his dismay.[12]

The next day, Luke discussed Nail with Romin and Gakuto at the Road Laboratory, before accompanying Yuga to the Hologram Man's chamber, as Yuga wanted to search for clues to the "key" that Otis had mentioned, though Romin had to leave. As Luke called Romin selfish, a trapdoor opened beneath them and dropped them back into the Garden of Providence, where Luke had Dueled Nekoyama. Nail then contacted them over hologram, and Yuga asked him if the "key" was in the Garden, though Nail denied it. Luke believed Nail was lying, though Yuga didn't think he was, and Luke tried to lead the way to Nail with his intuition. Unfortunately for Luke his intuition was completely wrong, as Yuga and Gakuto worked out that Nail's haven was likely under the Goha Corporation Main Building and followed the GPS on Gakuto's phone. They eventually ran into Getta Taira, RoaRomin's drummer, though Luke initially mistook him for Ushiro. Romin and Roa then arrived, having also been brought to the Garden, and Getta aired grievances he had with Roa mistreating him, resulting in Roa Dueling Getta. Luke was impressed by the strength of both Duelists, and he watched as Getta pushed Roa into a corner. Roa then sung a song to Getta about how he was his friend, before defeating him with "Royal Demon's Invasion". After the Duel, Nail dropped Getta down a trapdoor as he had Nekoyama, but Roa tried to save him, claiming he was hopeless without Getta and moving Luke to tears until Romin told him that Roa had called her to ask if Yuga would make a drumming robot to replace Getta, a fact that Luke blurted out and alerted Getta to. Getta subsequently swore revenge on Roa and fell into the trapdoor, and they were returned to the surface, where Roa parted ways from them and amended his request to a Duel Disk drumset.[21]

The following day, Yuga told Luke about the Super Rush Robot he had seen in his dreams, which he believed to be the key that Otis had mentioned. As Romin berated Yuga over his excessive number of Roads, Luke spotted the Lie Detectorinator and nostalgically recalled how they had used it when investigating Romin, though he accidentally spilled the other Roads on them. As Yuga showed them blueprints for the Super Rush Robot with Kaizo at the robot's crotch as a coolant system, Kaizo fled in the Duel Bicycle seat, and when Luke followed Romin after him, they found four Comforting Harmonious Massage Chairs. Luke was quick to try one, convincing his friends to do so as well, but they were then taken down into the Garden of Providence and confronted by another massage chair. Luke tried to sit on it, but the A.I. of the chair, Sebastian, swiftly ejected Luke and claimed he was unworthy to sit on him. Sebastian challenged Yuga to a Duel, swiftly Summoning three 0 ATK monsters, something Luke immediately realized was suspicious, and he was proven right when Sebastian destroyed all the monsters on the field. Sebastian lectured Yuga over the history of chairs and the worth of those who sat on them, topics which Luke pondered on. Sebastian combined his "Throne of Darkness" and "Dayu the Dark King of Chairs" to increase "Dayu" to 4000 ATK, worrying Luke, though Yuga was able to survive with "Curtain of Sparks". He countered with "Sevens Road Magician", but Sebastian returned it to Yuga's hand and merged it with Kaizo, then forced Yuga to pick it out from duplicates. Despite Sebastian's now mad taunts, Luke believed that Yuga would still be able to pick out the real Kaizo, and Yuga successfully did so and defeated Sebastian. Afterwards they were returned to the surface, where Yuga amended his blueprints to place Kaizo in the posterior of the Super Rush Robot.[22]

Deck[edit]

Luke uses a Dragon Deck, spearheaded by his ace monster "Rush Dragon Dragears". His Deck focuses on an aggressive style of play, revolving around destroying his opponent's cards and declaring multiple attacks with his monsters during the same Battle Phase. Several of his Dragon monsters have more varied appearances than normal Dragons. His other high-Level Dragons generally have effects that he uses in tandem with "Dragears" to make the best use of its effect and inflict as much damage as possible.

Deck

In Master Duels, Luke was also seen playing the same Dragon Deck, though no on-screen duels were shown.

Deck

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Hologram Man 1 Win (six times)
Yuga Ohdo 2 Win
Bakuro Shinjitsu 5 Win
Yoshio Atachi 8 Win
Ushiro Omaeno 10 Win
Schrödinger Nekoyama 17 Win
Arata Arai 22 TBA

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Satchmo (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | The Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 NeoArkadia (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Information!". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 14: "Romin's Kitchen"
  4. 4.0 4.1 NeoArkadia (April 18, 2020). "The Organization | [SEVENS] Excerpts from Interview with Mr. Yashiro". YGOrganization. Retrieved April 21, 2020. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 2: "The Man Who Possesses a Demon"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 10: "A Terrifying Ghost Story Duel"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 3: "Romin's Secret"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 1: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 5: "Luke, a Manly Battle"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 4: "Farewell, Student Council President!"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 15: "Setting Sail! Goha Fisheries Elementary"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 17: "The Cat in the Garden of Providence"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 16: "The Man Who Washes Duels"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 6: "I Beg Your Noodle! Ramen Duel!"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 8: "Post-Apocalypse and Napolitan"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 7: "The Transfer Student Is an Elementary Schooler?"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 9: "Wonderful Jurassic"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 11: "No More Holding Back!"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 12: "The Forbidden Ace"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 13: "Another King"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 18: "Sorry, Gett-A Chance"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 19: "The One Who Is a Throne"

Notes[edit]

  1. A copy is discarded to activate the effect of "Twin-Edge Dragon" in episode 2.
  2. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Rush Dragon Dragears" in episode 2.
  3. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Thrust Dragon Bunker Strike" in episode 17.
  4. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of "Cat's Eyes" in episode 17.