Trapigeon Kayama

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Trapigeon Kayama
Trapigeon Kayama
English name
  • Trapigeon Kayama
NicknamesThe☆Heavy Cavalry Rangers (with Chevelle Kayama, Galian Townsend and Caterpillio Zomyoji)
Japanese name
Japaneseハトラップ
RōmajiHatorappu
Gender
  • Male
Relatives
  • Unnamed parents
  • Two unnamed older brothers
  • Unnamed sister
  • Chevelle Kayama (adoptive brother)[1]
OrganizationHeavy Cavalry Duel Club
SchoolGoha #6 Elementary
Anime DeckWinged Beast
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02626: "Maximum Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Kayama, Trapigeon

Trapigeon Kayama (ハトラップ Hatorappu) is a pigeon and Chevelle Kayama's adoptive brother in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. He is considered a Tactical Advisor of Goha #6 Elementary's Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, and constantly accompanies Chevelle.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Profile view of Trapigeon.

Trapigeon is a rock pigeon, one of the most common and widespread species of pigeon, with largely white feathers across his body, blue feathers around his neck, and green feathers on his head, with orange eyes. He wears a small capsule on his ankle, allowing him to transport messages. As one of The☆Heavy Cavalry Rangers, Trapigeon wears a small gold mask over his head that resembles a Roman helmet, with red lenses set in black sections.

Personality[edit]

Trapigeon deeply cares for Chevelle, though they are prone to arguing when Trapigeon feels Chevelle has not conveyed his strategy correctly. Like Chevelle, Trapigeon enjoys tricking and pranking people, though he is easily panicked when events turn against him. Trapigeon demonstrates significant arrogance due to his ability to Duel, even insisting in a bout of anger that he does not need Chevelle.

Etymology[edit]

Trapigeon's name is a portmanteau of the Japanese word for "pigeon" (鳩 hato), and the English word "trap" (トラップ torappu); a direct reference to the high number of Trap Cards he and Chevelle use in their Deck.

Its name may be a reference to clay pigeon shooting, a sport in which flying clay targets, known as "pigeons", are launched by a machine known as a "trap".

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Trapigeon and his family raised Chevelle Kayama from boyhood. One snowy day they were delivering for their family business Shiroba and Kayama Express Home Delivery Service in the North Area, but they were caught in a snowfall under some tress and buried in the snow.[1] As they began to succumb to the cold, though Chevelle reassured Trapigeon that they would always be together. Fortunately they were rescued by Asana Mutsuba and her great-grandfather, and they were rushed to the hospital due to their weak condition.[1][2]

Goha #6 Elementary[edit]

Under Asana's orders, Chevelle sent Luke an invitation to the Dark Rush Duel Tournament through Trapigeon.[3][4]

Trapigeon accompanied, Chevelle, Asana and Galian Townsend to the old Goha #6 Elementary campus, where they discovered many Goha 6th students led by Janko participating in the Dark Rush Duel Tournament, in addition to Yuga Ohdo and his friends. Yuga challenged Asana to a Rush Duel to let the Goha 6th students Rush Duel freely, telling Yuga to use honorifics to address Asana until Asana snapped that Yuga could address her how he wanted. Trapigeon, Chevelle and Galian flanked Asana during the Duel, and Trapigeon's presence eventually caused Luke to recall that he had delivered the entry form for the Dark Rush Duel Tournament to him. Asana defeated Yuga by Maximum Summoning, forcing him and his friends to transfer to Goha #6 Elementary.[4]

Trapigeon and Chevelle accompanied Galian to face off against the newly transferred students when they expressed their desire to leave. Gavin Sogetsu challenged Galian to a Duel and defeated him, though Asana instead sent Yuga and his friends to the Abandoned Dorm.[5] Trapigeon was present with Chevelle when he learned that Yuga and his friends had escaped into the mines.[6] Trapigeon and Chevelle went to the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum to lie in wait for Yuga and his friends, and Chevelle practiced fending off Trapigeon, though as always he was eventually disarmed. Galian then arrived, having dug all the way to the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum to help defend Asana again, but when Yuga and his friends arrived, Galian passed out from exhaustion and Rayne took his place, Dueling her twin Rino. Rino ended the Duel in a DRAW, so Chevelle insisted on another Duel.[7]

Luke accepted the challenge, though he was shocked when Chevelle revealed Trapigeon had been the one tricking them the entire time and would be Dueling Luke. Trapigeon instructed Chevelle throughout the Duel, Setting three Trap Cards on his first turn and constantly pranking Luke. Luke Tribute Summoned "Shock Dragon" and "Ancient Arise Dragon", reducing the ATK of one of Trapigeon's monsters to zero, and though Trapigeon was able to destroy "Ancient Arise Dragon" in a Double KO, he was unimpressed that "Shock Dragon" managed to inflict a lot of damage to him and kicked Chevelle for it, despite Chevelle conveying his moves accurately. He Tribute Summoned "Night Vision the Phantom Pigeon" on his next turn and destroyed "Shock Dragon", and his Traps continued to give Luke pause. However, when Luke Summoned a monster and triggered Trapigeon's "Clowning Cookoo Clock" Trap, Chevelle made the action on his own and Special Summoned another "Night Dove" in Attack Position despite Trapigeon's protests. To Trapigeon's shock, Luke snapped out of his depression and began enjoying the anticipation of Trapigeon's Traps, Tribute Summoning "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias" and reducing the ATK of both of Trapigeon's "Night Visions". Although Trapigeon tried to stop Luke by switching his monsters to Defense Position with his "Brocoohearted Pigeon" Traps, Luke was able to re-Summon "Miragias" and activate its effect again, reducing the ATK of Trapigeon's "Night Visions" to zero. The effect almost blew Trapigeon away, though despite Chevelle saving him Trapigeon kicked him off HA10 and claimed he wished they had parted ways when Asana found them. Luke then defeated Trapigeon, but as the attack blew the pigeon away he was saved again by Chevelle, who reminded him of their promise to always be together.[2]

Trapigeon, Chevelle, and Galian later accompanied Asana to the cache of prototype Duel Disks buried in the mines, where they found Yuga and his friends. Trapigeon and Chevelle supported Asana throughout her second Rush Duel with Yuga, calling her successful moves. Unbeknownst to them, Yuga had successfully scavenged three Duel ID cards from the prototype Duel Disks and added them to his Deck to recreate his own Maximum Monster, "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord", which clashed with Asana's "Wyrm Excavator the Heavy Cavalry Draco", but as the monsters battled, Trapigeon noticed that Asana's cards were beginning to decay and alerted Asana to the development.[8] After the two Maximums destroyed one another, R6 continued to deteriorate and Trapigeon aided in stabilizing it by firing a feather into its gears and physically holding it up. Yuga eventually defeated Asana, and Trapigeon helped Chevelle and Galian catch her. After the Duel Yuga revealed that R0, the Mutsuba Style Mobile Duel Device, have been modified by Asana's family, causing the Hevy Cavalry Duel Club to accept both Rush Duels and the idea of modification in general.[9]

Team Battle Royal[edit]

Luke called Asana to ask permission to dig in her mine, so Trapigeon and Chevelle accompanied Asana and Galian to the Abandoned Dorm to meet with Luke and Hunt Goto. Luke told them about the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, though he admitted that Yuga wasn't participating; Trapigeon wondered if Yuga was intimidated by the strong Duelists who would likely be taking part, but Luke fiercely denied this, though he wasn't sure what the real reason was. To their surprise they found the mineshaft covered in lights that made it look like outer space, and encountered Goha #5 Elementary's Space Operations Duel Squadron, who claimed to be looking for Maximum Monsters after seeing Asana create "Wyrm Excavator the Heavy Cavalry Draco". Their leader, Braun Honya, challenged Asana to a Rush Duel for the right to Duel in the mine, much to Trapigeon's anger, but Asana agreed on the condition Braun Duel Luke instead, confiding to Chevelle and Galian that she was curious as to whether Luke would find himself in the Duel. Braun gave Luke some trouble, but Luke was eventually able to defeat him. After the Duel, Romin and Gavin arrived, and Asana gave Luke permission to excavate in the mine, with Luke telling the Space Operations Duel Squadron they could join them.[10]

Chevelle, Galian and Asana were going to represent the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club in the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, but Asana called in sick on the day of the registration and urged them to compete, suggesting they substitute Trapigeon for her.[11] She also gave Chevelle and Galian a blank Duel ID card that she had found in her mine to give to Yuga, having intended to give it to him in person.[12] Unfortunately the tournament overseers refused to allow Trapigeon to enter on the grounds of being an animal, and Chevelle's passionate defense of his friend attracted the attention of Yuga, Luke, Romin and Gavin. Luke suggested that Yuga could join their team, though Yuga protested that he only planned on spectating. Otes then approached Yuga and challenged him to a Rush Duel, and Trapigeon flew across the path to perch on him, causing everyone present to realize that Otes was real instead of a hologram. Otes quickly pushed Yuga into a corner and cautioned him about letting Rush Dueling become as strict as Goha Dueling. Yuga made a comeback, but Trapigeon believed he had lost when Otes returned all the monsters in Yuga's Graveyard to his Deck, preventing him from increasing the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" with its effect. Fortunately Yuga was able to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" with "Sevens Twin Burst" and defeat Otes. After the Duel, Yuga agreed to join Chevelle and Galian's team for the tournament in Trapigeon's place, and after Otes was arrested, Yuga joined them in heading to the registration.[11]

Trapigeon, Chevelle, Galian and Yuga watched the Goha President's opening speech and Roa Kassidy, Tyler Getz and Toombs's interruption of it. Roa challenged the President to a Rush Duel over the right to talk to Otes and eventually won. After the Duel, Zomyoji contacted Chevelle and Galian and requested backup at Asana's side. Though they regretted having to withdraw from the tournament and leave Yuga behind, they nevertheless made the decision to do so and apologized to Yuga, who reassured them that it was fine and urged them to go to Asana.[13] Before they left, they gave Yuga the blank Duel ID card from Asana.[12]

Trapigeon, Chevelle and Galian found Asana and Zomyoji waiting for them outside the Abandoned Dorm, where the mineshaft to Maximum Mountain had been forced open. Trapigeon was overjoyed when Asana told him she was happy they'd come to her and they ventured into the mine to find Goha 66 excavating there. They confronted him over his purpose, and he claimed that elementary schoolers would never understand what salarymen thought, insulting them and their Heavy Cavalry. Tiger then arrived to assist them against Goha 66, blowing Trapigeon away and into a Goha 66 member after Asana called her by her first name.[14] Trapigeon, Galian, Zomyoji and Tiger defeated all the members of Goha 66, but then Tiger challenged Asana to a Duel. Before they could clash, Luke, Romin, Gavin, Saburamen, Sushiko Maki and Nick Yagi arrived with a captured Kaizo, who had joined Goha 66 and Luke used Kaizo's confession switch to force him to reveal Goha 66's plan; to take over Goha Enterprises and the Dueling world by gaining control of the main Dueling server buried beneath Maximum Mountain.[15] Trapigeon delivered a message from Luke to Yuga, Roa and Nail Saionji outside the Ramen Hut, explaining Goha 66's goals to Yuga. He returned in the middle of the Duel between Asana and Tiger, interrupting the Duel with Chevelle after they realized that Asana's rescue of them had inadvertently ended their childhood friendship and explaining what had really happened, prompting Asana to apologize and Tiger to forgive her. Trapigeon and Chevelle then watched as Asana defeated Tiger, but when Tiger shouted Luke away after the Duel, she shattered a wall that revealed the supposed main server. However, the server proved to be too small and Goha 66 crumpled in disappointment with a note reading "My best, most awesome plan to take over Goha", which Trapigeon delivered to Yuga, Roa and Nail at the end of the day.[1]

Trapigeon, Chevelle, Galian, Asana, Zomoyji and Tiger all attended the finals of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal the next day at Goha Stadium, watching Romin's victory against Roa and Gavin's Duel against Nail, where they were shocked by his new "Gakuting" persona. Faced with "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor", Gavin eventually returned to his normal persona after a power outage in the stadium and forced a DRAW, leaving Yuga and Luke to have a final Duel.[16][17]

Trapigeon and Chevelle watched Yuga and Luke's Rush Duel. Trapigeon was surprised by Yuga's nervous reaction on his first turn, and after Yuga only Summoned "Sevens Road Magician" after changing his hand out with "Amazing Dealer", Trapigeon agreed that Yuga had started with a bad hand. After Yuga Maximum Summoned "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan" the power in the stadium began to fail again, revealed to be due to the Goha Duel Server being hacked, and Trapigeon witnessed the revelation of the Goha Duel Server on the moon and the Rush Duel Program contained within, under attack by Goha Enterprises Drones. Asana realized that the Drones were uninstalling it and had been all tournament, likely under the orders of Otes.[18] After a power spike was detected beneath Goha Stadium, Trapigeon, Chevelle, Galian, and Zomyoji headed into the tunnels to destroy the device responsible, Zomyoji breaking down the doors with his tools while Galian destroyed The Relic that Otes had apparently been using to hack the server with GG03 and reported back to Tiger and Asana, though the uninstallation continued. Despite knowing their Duel would complete the uninstallation, Yuga and Luke continued to Duel. Trapigeon and Chevelle returned to the surface in time to witness the final turn, which ended in Luke's victory and the uninstallation of Rush Dueling, but Yuga and Nail were able to reinstall the program and install it in the Super Rush Robot to protect it from another attack. Trapigeon then watched Luke's coronation as King of Duels.[19]

Goha 6 Siblings[edit]

The true Goha Presidents, the Goha Siblings, returned to Earth, evicted the current President, Mimi Imimi, and challenged Yuga and his friends to Rush Duels with the Super Rush Robot held hostage by Forced Gymnastics Armaments that would shake it apart unless Yuga defeated the six siblings.[20] Trapigeon, Galian and Zomyoji all offered their Duel ID cards to Asana to allow her to recreate "Wyrm Excavator the Heavy Cavalry Draco", Chevelle conveying Trapigeon's offer, but she declined their offer and asked to use their ace monsters in her Deck instead; Trapigeon had Chevelle give her his "Night Vision the Phantom Pigeon".[21]

Asana learned Tiger was training at Maximum Mountain and she called the Rush Duel Club to meet with her, Trapigeon, Chevelle, Galian and Zomyoji before taking them to the tiger-shaped outcrop that Tiger had been relentlessly carved. After Tiger fell from the outcrop in exhaustion and Asana caught her, Trapigeon learned that Tiger had been training due to her defeat in a Rush Duel by her brother, who had joined Yuo Goha. Yuo then arrived in Super Mobile Fortress Sixross with Nail for the day's Duel, which Asana accepted in Tiger's place. Nail Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor" on his first turn and Asana opposed it by backing up "Constructor Wyrm Buildragon" with her friends' ace monsters, including Trapigeon's "Night Vision the Phantom Pigeon", though Nail was able to avoid Asana's attack. Nail Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago" again on his next turn and Asana defended with "Night Vision", "Shield Boring Kong" and "Beast Drive Mega Elephant", but Nail was able to break though them all by reusing the Maximum effects of "Yggdrago". Fortunately Asana was able to survive by reducing the ATK of "Yggdrago" and on her next turn she Summoned a new ace, "Constructor Heavenly Wyrm Gantry Dragon", reviving "Buildragon" and "Constructor Demolition Wyrm Dracrush". Once again she used her friends' aces to increase the ATK of her "Dracrush" and reduce the ATK of "Yggdrago", eventually defeating Nail.[21]

Nail resigned from Goha Enterprises after the Duel and left with Seatbastian, and Yuga challenged The☆Lukeman to a final Rush Duel.[21] To Trapigeon's surprise, after The☆Lukeman donned a costume that he referred to as his "Perfect Mode", Yuga donned his own costume, "Majin Yuga". The other Goha Siblings and Mimi then arrived and explained what was going on: The☆Lukeman was an electronic lifeform created when Tiger had tried to fax The☆Lukeman manga Luke had written as a child and had struck it in frustration, causing a burst of energy that became sentient and created the "Fusion" cards from Program storage cards in the remains of Goha satellites destroyed by Nail eight years previously. The☆Lukeman desired to become one with Luke, which was why it had sought him out, and Yuga wanted to help The☆Lukeman, which was the reason behind his costume as "Majin Yuga". Trapigeon reacted to these revelations with increasing incredulity and was so distracted by the revelations he didn't notice The☆Lukeman had Fusion Summoned "Superstrike Dragon Dragiastar F" and almost defeated Majin Yuga, though Yuga was able to barely survive. Yuga then assumed a new guise, "The☆Yugaman", claiming to be an ally of The☆Lukeman, and everyone else provided with costumes as well.[22] Trapigeon, Chevelle, Galian and Zomyoji took on the personas of "The☆Heavy Cavalry Rangers" alongside "The☆Princess Asana", and joined the others in convincing The☆Lukeman they weren't his enemies, but having "The☆Beauty Romin" be captured by the "Goha Aliens" played by the Goha Siblings to force the Rush Duel to continue. After The☆Yugaman destroyed "Dragiastar F" with the effect of "Ultimate Flag Mech Ace Breaker", The☆Lukeman returned "Fusion" to his Deck on his next turn with "Peace Dragon" while also increasing both players' LP, prompting an enraged Yuo to ask if The☆Lukeman was Dueling seriously. The☆Lukeman re-drew "Fusion" and Fusion Summoned "Full Moon Dragon Umbrlancer F", reviving "Dragiastar F" and almost defeating The☆Yugaman. On his next turn The☆Yugaman revived "Sevens Road Magician", but The☆Lukeman returned all the monsters in his Graveyard to his Deck to prevent him using the effect of "Sevens Road Magician". The☆Yugaman tried to counter by drawing a new card with "1/Infinity", which forced both players to draw and would damage Yuga if he didn't draw the same card as The☆Lukeman. However The☆Lukeman drew "Fusion", which Yuga didn't have in his Deck. A meteor then entered Earth's atmosphere and plunged towards Yuga, but Yuga was able to block the meteor with his Duel Disk and add the "Fusion" within to his Deck. Yuga Fusion Summoned "Sevens Paladin the Magical Knight", which could gain ATK from monsters in both Graveyards, and successfully sent the EARTH monster he needed to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Sevens Paladin", allowing him to destroy both of The☆Lukeman's Fusion Monsters and defeat him.[23]

As The☆Lukeman thanked Yuga, Yuo tried to destroy the Super Rush Robot in Sixross, but was stopped when Kaizo, who had been caught in the Goha Meteor Shower, crashed into Sixross and detonated Romin's Prima Guitarna Curry, crashing Sixross. Yuo released the Super Rush Robot, and The☆Lukeman released Luke and left for outer space, promising to return if they needed him. Mimi then claimed Swirly to be the sixth Goha Sibling, though she was proven wrong when the sixth Goha Sibling's badge didn't react to him. Yuga then offered to join Goha Enterprises as the Goha Siblings had initially asked, in exchange for Yuo retaining his position and reinstating the other Goha Siblings.[23]

Deck[edit]

Trapigeon does not own a Deck of his own, instead using Chevelle Kayama's Winged Beast Deck and telling him which cards to play. The Deck contains a high number of Trap Cards that primarily trigger when the opponent either Summons a monster or attacks, and debilitate the opponent's monsters. The high number of Trap Cards increases the ATK of his most powerful monster; "Night Vision the Phantom Pigeon".

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 37 Lose (with Chevelle Kayama)
Multiple Goha 66 members 46-47 Win (with Chevelle Kayama)

References[edit]

  1. a b c d Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04848: "Clash of Secret Arts!"
  2. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03737: "Coo-Coo-Luke-Coo"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02828: "Training Camp! Sushi Duel"
  4. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03232: "The Lady Who Loves Her Heavy Cavalry"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03333: "Goha #6 Elementary School"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03434: "The Shiatsu Nether-Empire Strikes Back"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03636: "Enlightenment ♡ Ranze Eyes"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03838: "Unearth the Maximum!"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03939: "Reclaim Mutsuba's Pride!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04242: "Space Operations Duel Squadron"
  11. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04343: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"
  12. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04545: "Upstart Hunter"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04444: "Dissonance"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04646: "Back to the Past"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04747: "The Employee's Counterattack"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04949: "RoaRomin"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05050: "Gakuting"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05151: "Road vs. Daor"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05252: "The Final Rush Duel"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05454: "Riding Rush Duel!"
  21. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06565: "Solitary Providence"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06666: "Final Battle! The Devil Empire"
  23. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06767: "Space Warrior The☆Lukeman"

Notes[edit]

  1. Trapigeon gives a copy of this card to Asana Mutsuba some time before episode 65.
  2. This card is drawn by the effect of "Shot through the Heart" in episode 37, then sent to the GY to activate "Counter Cannonball".