Tragoedia (character)

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Tragoedia
Tragoedia
Corresponding cardTragoedia
English name
  • Tragoedia
Japanese name
Japaneseトラゴエディア
RōmajiToragoedia
Gender
  • Male
Previous occupationAstronomer
Manga DeckEgyptian mythology
Manga debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 11: "Deck of Fate!!"
Appears in
MangaYu-Gi-Oh! GX
Tragoedia (character)

Tragoedia (トラゴエディア, Toragoedia) is a character version of the card "Tragoedia" and the central antagonist of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga. He was formerly a citizen of Kul Elna who survived the village's massacre, as he was not in the village when the massacre took place. This ultimately resulted in the creation of a powerful ka and his attempt to destroy the Pharaoh's kingdom. He was sealed by several of the Pharaoh's priests, only to be revived in modern times by possessing the bodies of others, with his goal being the restoration of his body and revenge on the "ghosts" of the priests through the spirit cards.

Biography[edit]

Ancient Egypt[edit]

When Aknamkanon ruled, the man who would become Tragoedia was a citizen of the village of Kul Elna. He gained an upper position in the pharaoh's entourage as a court astronomer. However, after learning about Kul Elna massacre, his hatred and anger led to the creation of an extremely corrupted and powerful ka, Tragoedia. While Akhenaden and the priests, who held the Millennium Rod and Millennium Scale performed the Weighing of the Heart, the astronomer was judged through Winged Kuriboh, which was white at the time, but turned dark after coming into contact with the malice inside the man's heart. Tragoedia was manifested in monster form, and attempted to kill the priests, but his power had been weakened due to the absorption of his heart by Winged Kuriboh, and Winged Kuriboh absorbed the Feather of Ma'at to prevent Tragoedia from reclaiming his heart upon the priests commands. Tragoedia was sealed then, though his power was so great that he remained aware of himself even while sealed, and so his tablet was smashed and its remains buried in the royal tombs. Akhenaden and the other priests vowed to take the memory of what happened their to their graves, so as not to alarm the pharaoh.

Reawakening[edit]

Three thousand years later, sometime in the twentieth century, the burial chamber in which Tragoedia lay sealed was opened by archaeologists. Tragoedia presented himself in the form of a shadow monster in front of a broken piece of his stone slab. He said that he had been waiting for humans to free him from the darkness and the day had finally come. He proceeded to posses the archaeologists, saying in jest that this was his way of thanking them for freeing him. He was then able to continue with his mission to recover his shattered slab.[1]

He ended up in Mr. Phoenix's body, using his position as a card designer at Industrial Illusions to create the Planet series of cards. Its astronomy theme symbolizing his original self's occupation in the pharaoh's courts. He used this time to craft a unique Deck for himself. In Mr. Phoenix's absence, he had raised Aster Phoenix to be his perfect pawn.

Tragoedia came to possess the MacKenzie, the head of the American Duel Academy, with the intention of using someone of a high position to utilize many pawns. He adopted David Rabb as his son, because the boy had no known relatives.

Tragoedia defeated the Duel Monsters World Champion Koyo Hibiki in a Shadow Game of Duel Monsters and thanked Koyo for easing his boredom. They had played a game of death, which normally meant the loser would die, but he wanted to Duel Koyo again and thought killing him would be boring. Instead, he cursed Koyo such that his life would lessen every time he Dueled seriously; drawing a card would cause his "Deck of life" to diminish. He then erased Koyo's memory of their Duel. This left a small black shadow in Koyo's brain; an abnormality which puzzled doctors, as it disappeared on a reexamination.

Zane Truesdale homecoming tournament[edit]

Tragoedia acted through MacKenzie, and was able to possess David, whom he sent to Duel Academy's main branch with Reggie MacKenzie in order to obtain the spirit card in which his heart was still sealed - "Winged Kuriboh". After Rabb's defeat at the hands of Chazz Princeton, Tragoedia used Reggie as his main enforcer, but didn't appear to have the same influence over her as she did over David, as she plotted against him at the same time, due to his being weakened by the Feather of Ma'at that had been transferred to "Light and Darkness Dragon", when the spirit attacked Rabb.

Exchange student battles[edit]

Principal Mackenzie journeys to the main branch of Duel Academy for the exchange battle between the Japanese and American Academies, and Tragoedia begins using James Crocodile Cook to continue the quest that Reggie had abandoned. Jim would identify a potential new "card" for Tragoedia, "King" Atticus Rhodes, though he was prevented from using the Shadow Games initially, as Tragoedia wanted to savor the experience of his plans coming to fruition. Through his MacKenzie persona, he manipulated both Aster Phoenix and Adrian Gecko without need of possession, while using Jim, Jesse Anderson and Axel Brodie to gather energy through the Legendary Planets. After Aster defeated Atticus he (having prevented Atticus from preventing his loss) seized the opportunity to make Atticus one of his pawns, also influencing Adrian at the same time. He then gave Aster one of the Legendary Planets, "The Grand Jupiter". After Adrian was defeated by Jaden Yuki, he reclaimed the Planet card he had given him, "The Despair Uranus", and also reclaimed "The Splendid Venus" from Reggie after she spied on him in a warehouse containing his tablet.

Ultimately, he succeeded in his plot to regain his heart by possessing Atticus Rhodes and defeating Jaden Yuki. He then called Atticus, Jesse, Axel and Jim to the warehouse he had stored his tablet in, reclaiming the "Planets" he had given them. He then sent a message to Aster normally, calling him to the warehouse. When Aster found his fellow students and Atticus unconscious, Tragoedia revealed that he was possessing MacKenzie, and revealed his previous host to Aster; his father, Mr. Phoenix. Aster furiously challenged Tragoedia to a Duel, but was defeated by Tragoedia's own "Planet", "the Supremacy Sun", his defeat and anger supplying the final power needed to resurrect Tragoedia, as had been his purpose since Tragoedia had raised him. Using the gathered energy from the "Legendary Planets", he extracts his heart from "Winged Kuriboh" and becomes whole again. It is as this point that he is finally revealed to Jaden and Chazz as an actual monster, briefly abandoning MacKenzie and appearing before them in monster form. Revealing that he has had no ambition other than completing himself from the beginning, he faces Jaden and Chazz in a final Shadow Game using MacKenzie.

After giving them a turn's head start, Tragoedia brings out his ace monster, "The Supremacy Sun", and begins to toy with them, constantly replenishing his Life Points and even destroying Chazz's "Light and Darkness Dragon" despite his previous fear of the spirit, but he ultimately loses to their combined monster, "Ma'at". Tragoedia then abandons Principal MacKenzie, and muses that he could easily crush Jaden and Chazz like insects. With Tragoedia weakened by his own Shadow Game, Winged Kuriboh and Light and Darkness Dragon ultimately sacrifice themselves to seal away Tragoedia once and for all.

Abilities[edit]

As an embodiment of wickedness and corruption, Tragoedia can possess people at will and use the power of darkness as a means to restrain, kill or plunge any Duel into a dark counterpart of itself, a Shadow Game, though his influence can be removed by defeating a person in a Shadow Game (or he abandons them due to the fact that the subsequent Penalty Game renders them useless to them). He can also remove or alter the memories of those he possesses, allowing him to remain unhindered himself. While possessing MacKenzie, he exhibited the ability to levitate on more than one occasion. When using his abilities, he is often surrounded by a dark shadow similar to Shadow Miasma in appearance.

He is however extremely weak against the powers of the "Light and Darkness Dragon", calling it the Feather of Ma'at, as when Chazz met Koyo Hibiki, Winged Kuriboh's spirit transferred the Feather of Ma'at it had absorbed in Egypt into Chazz's "Light and Darkness Dragon" card, thus giving it its spirit.

He was so powerful that he remained conscious even while sealed in a stone tablet, and unlike most ka, had a much more defined intelligence. His full power is difficult to judge, as he is only seen briefly at full power, and never exhibits any notable difference in strength due to immediately repossessing MacKenzie and Dueling Chazz and Jaden, though at full power, he claimed that he could easily take over the world if he felt the need to do so, and when defeated in a Shadow Game, though he was weakened, he was not outright defeated until the intervention of "Light and Darkness Dragon" and "Winged Kuriboh."

Deck[edit]

Tragoedia uses a Deck based around his ace monster "The Supremacy Sun", while supporting it with cards based around Egyptian Mythology, as well as a significant number of cards focused on Life Point recovery and destroying his own monsters to gain advantage, while suffering minimal loss himself due to the effect of "The Sun". He uses this Deck whilst possessing Principal MacKenzie. According to his own account, he created the cards in his Deck himself, seeing it as controlling his fate as a Duelist (likely while he was possessing Mr. Phoenix).

Image Information
"Endless Decay" | "Boundless Dead" (「ぼうばくしゃ」 Bōbaku no Shisha)
Attribute
 DARK
Level
 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Types
 Zombie / Effect
ATK
 ?
DEF
 0
"One-Eyed Ghost" (「いちがんりょう」 Ichigan no Shiryō)
Level
 1 ★
Types
 Normal
ATK
 300
DEF
 500
"The Supremacy Sun" (「The supremacyスプレマシー SUNサン」 Za Supuremashī San)
Attribute
 DARK
Level
 10 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Types
 Fiend / Effect
ATK
 3000
DEF
 3000
"Thousand-Eyed Ghost" (「せんがんりょう」 Sengan no Shiryō)
Level
 3 ★ ★ ★
Types
 Effect
ATK
 800
DEF
 1000
"Thousand-Eyed Ghost" (「せんがんりょう」 Sengan no Shiryō)
Level
 3 ★ ★ ★
Types
 Effect
ATK
 800
DEF
 1000
"Three-Eyed Ghost" (「さんがんりょう」 Sangan no Shiryō)
Level
 3 ★ ★ ★
Types
 Effect
ATK
 900
DEF
 800
"Three-Eyed Ghost" (「さんがんりょう」 Sangan no Shiryō)
Level
 3 ★ ★ ★
Types
 Effect
ATK
 900
DEF
 800
"Ebon Sun" | "Pitch-Black Sun" (「しっこくたいよう」 Shikkoku no Taiyō)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Continuous
"Prediction" (「プレデション(げん)」 Puredeshon (Yogen))
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Continuous
"Prominence" (「プロミネンス」 Purominensu)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Equip
"The World of True Darkness" (「しんあんかい」 Shin'an no Sekai)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Continuous
"Treasures of the Dead" (「しゃとしもの」 Shisha no Otoshimono)
Card type
 Spell Card
Property
 Normal
"Annihilating Light" (「めっさつするひかり」 Messatsu-suru Hikari)
Card type
 Trap Card
Property
 Normal
"Descendants of the Dead" (「しゃまつえい」 Shisha no Matsuei)
Card type
 Trap Card
Property
 Normal
"Drawn to the Abyss" | "Drawn to Naraku" (「らくへのみちびき」 Naraku e no Michibiki)
Card type
 Trap Card
Property
 Normal
"Ruined Future" (「めつらい」 Hametsu no Mirai)
Card type
 Trap Card
Property
 Normal
"Self Destruct" | "Self Bomb" (「セルフ・ボム」 Serufu Bomu)
Card type
 Trap Card
Property
 Normal

Duels[edit]

Opponent(s) Chapter(s) Outcome
Mr. Brodie 57 Win (flashback)
Koyo Hibiki 11 / 35 Win (through Reggie MacKenzie)
Chazz Princeton 29-30 Lose (through David Rabb)
Chazz Princeton 58-59 Lose (through Axel Brodie)
Jaden Yuki 59 Win (through Atticus Rhodes)
Aster Phoenix 60-61 Win (through Principal MacKenzie)
Jaden Yuki and Chazz Princeton 61-64 Lose (through Principal MacKenzie)

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 16: "A New Enemy?!"