Weevil Underwood

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Weevil Underwood
Weevil Underwood
Names
English
  • Insector Haga (manga)
  • Weevil Underwood (anime)
Japanese
Japaneseインセクター羽蛾はが
Baseインセクター羽蛾
Furiganaインセクターはが
RōmajiInsekutā Haga
Other languages
Arabic
ويفل أندروود
French
Insector Haga
Italian
Bruchido Haga
Spanish
El Gusano (once referred as Weevil Underwood and also as El Gusano Peleón in episode 1)
Personal
BirthJuly 21
Age15
Height
  • 1.62 m <br />5.315 ft <br />63.78 in <br />162 cm
Weight
  • 112.436 lb <br />51 kg
Gender
  • Male
Blood type
  • A
Favorite foodBee larva
Least favorite foodMeat dish
  • Career
Previous organizationDoma
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Regional Duel Monsters Championship Winner
Duelist Kingdom Did not place
Battle City Did not place
Grand Championship Did not place (with Rex Raptor)
DeckInsect
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! episode 0022: "The Gauntlet is Thrown"
Appears in
Anime
Voice actors
English
Japanese
Other languages
German
  • Mario von Jascheroff
SpanishDavid Robles (Spain)
Underwood, Weevil

Weevil Underwood, known as Insector Haga in the manga and Japanese version, develops into a rival and becomes jealous of Yugi Muto. He displays an adoration for insects, and as such his Deck is based on Insect-Type monsters.

Design[edit]

Weevil's design incorporates multiple layers of clothing and a wide range of expressions. Depicted here is the duelist in the regalia from front and rear views and alongside views of his head from different angles as well as close ups of his glasses.

Weevil's character design was overseen by Kazuki Takahashi. He has turquoise hair arranged in a "Beatles' Haircut" fashion. His eyes are blue.

In Season 1, Weevil wears large round yellow glasses, which have an insect horn in the center to connect the lenses. His glasses appear to magnify his eyes. His outfit consists of a green jacket with a raised collar, a white shirt underneath, a red bow tie, brown trousers, and brown shoes.

In subsequent season, Weevil wears large round yellow glasses with a beetle in the middle. He wears a closed green jacket with a beetle pattern on the front, black shorts, and green-and-black sneakers with wing shoe laces. He carries a KaibaCorp Duel Disk on his left arm; in the Waking the Dragons arc, he has a Chaos Duel Disk instead.

Voice and mannerisms[edit]

In the Singaporean English dub, Weevil speaks with a Peter Lorre-esque voice.

Etymology[edit]

His Japanese given name "Haga" (羽蛾) literally means "Winged Moth", referring to his first ace monster, "Great Moth". It can also be played on the word "Hakazu" (剥がす) which means "to peel off", referring to the many types of insects that go through molting during their life cycle. His title "Insector" refers to his Insect Deck.

His English given name comes from "Weevil", a small beetle with an elongated snout. Many types of said insect are also pests of crop, referring to his less than pleasant personality. His surname "Underwood" is played on "under the wood", possibly to compliment his Insect Deck.

In the Spanish dub, he is named Weevil Underwood. However, in the first episode a narrator mentions that his nickname is "el gusano peleón" (lit. "the fighting worm"); from then on, he is referred to as "el gusano" (lit. "the worm").

Biography[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh![edit]

Duelist Kingdom[edit]

Weevil receives his trophy from Pegasus
Weevil throws Yugi's "Exodia" cards overboard

Weevil starts out in the series as the Duel Monsters Representative of Eastern Japan, and then National Champion of Duel Monsters (in the dub, he was Regional Champion) by defeating Rex Raptor in the final match of the National Championship. After his victory, he is invited personally by Maximillion Pegasus to travel to Duelist Kingdom to compete there.

Upon meeting Yugi and his friends, he seemed a humble and respectful person, in contrast to the bold and arrogant Rex Raptor. However, he quickly revealed himself to be underhanded and sneaky (while Rex Raptor, ironically, shows decent sportsmanship and plays fairly). On the boat ride to the tournament, he confronts Yugi Muto and asks to see his set of Exodia cards. Upon seeing them, Weevil takes them and chucks them off the boat, leaving Joey Wheeler to jump in to retrieve them. Laughing, Weevil returns to his cabin, confident that he has destroyed his major source of competition.[1] Yugi defeats him in the first duel of the tournament,[2] forcing Weevil to be the first duelist to leave the island along with the others who had been defeated in their first round.[3]

Battle City[edit]

Weevil dueling with Joey

Weevil is next seen in the Battle City arc, where he duels Joey, after "paying" a boy to plant a "Parasite Paracide" card into Joey's deck.[4] Despite using this to his advantage, he loses and is forced to give Joey his rare card, "Insect Queen". As a result of losing, he is ejected from the Battle City tournament.[5]

He is later seen observing the semifinal match between Yugi and Kaiba in Domino City among other duelists.

Waking the Dragons[edit]

Weevil with a Chaos Duel Disk

In the Waking the Dragons arc, Weevil and Rex are together, having lost a great deal of their former popularity after they had been humiliated in the the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City tournaments. However, they soon meet and duel Gurimo; as a result of losing, both of them have their souls taken. They were later granted their freedom after Yugi Mutou defeated Gurimo.

The two of them follow the group until Yugi's soul is taken by Rafael after Yami Yugi loses to him. They beg Rafael to take them with him, and he grudgingly accepts their pleas. He and Alister take them to Dartz, and the two of them beg for more power to settle old scores. Dartz decides to test them by seeing if they could each grasp a piece of the Orichalcos Stone, with the penalty for failing being their souls taken again. Both of them succeed, and they improve their decks with cards from Dartz's massive collection.

Weevil then proceeds to confront Yugi and duels him, with "The Seal of Orichalcos" empowering his insects. In the end, however, Yugi wins anyway, and Weevil's soul is taken by the magic of the very Seal which he has employed. His virtually comatose body is found by Ironheart when the train on which he had previously been dueling with Yugi derails and falls off a cliff, and he is transported to a hospital. When Dartz is defeated, Weevil's soul is released from imprisonment, and he wakes up in his hospital bed in the same room as Rex, who leaves with him.

Grand Championship[edit]

Weevil and Rex's next plan was to enter the KaibaCorp Grand Championship, where they both impersonated the duelist Fortune Salim. They were quickly defeated by Zigfried von Schroeder and sent back to Japan by KaibaCorp. (In the dub, their fate after the Duel is unknown, although they were briefly seen after Yugi defeats Leon von Schroeder, possibly in Domino City, watching in disgust, indicating that they were sent back.)

Dawn of the Duel[edit]

Their last attempt at revenge was to steal the Egyptian God Cards where they mistakenly grabbed Yugi's bag containing all of his Millennium Items. Yugi tried to stop them, but couldn't catch up. Meanwhile, while examining their prize, they were sent to the Shadow Realm by Yami Bakura, who stole the Millennium Ring back from them afterwards. While Zorc's rampage over Ancient Egypt was in full swing, the events then were affecting the modern world as well- where Weevil was shown chasing his deck which was blown away by the wind. After Zorc's defeat, he was also seen.

In the final episode of the Japanese version of the anime, Weevil is seen Dueling Rex after yet another argument.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's[edit]

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, a parody of him named Insector Hakata is listed as one the players defeated by Hunter Pace. [6]

Other appearances[edit]

Decks[edit]

Weevil uses an Insect Deck. His cards rely on "Insect Barrier" or "Cocoon of Evolution" to block opposing attacks while preparing to summon his strongest cards, "Great Moth", "Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth", and "Insect Queen". Compared to other duelists, Weevil uses few Spell and Trap cards; the ones he does use act to protect his insects or allow him to swarm the field with them.

Duelist Kingdom[edit]

Record
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Mako Tsunami 2 Win (off-screen)[Notes 1]
Rex Raptor 2 Win
Yugi Muto 4-5 Lose

During Duelist Kingdom, Weevil's Deck focused on evolving "Larvae Moth" with "Cocoon of Evolution" and using Equip Magic Cards to power up his weaker Insects.

Battle City[edit]

Record
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Unknown Duelist 63 Win
Joey Wheeler 63-64 Lose

During Battle City, Weevil utilized "Insect Barrier", "Parasite Paracide" and "Reckless Parasite" to prevent opposing monsters from attacking, having arranged for "Parasite Paracide" to be slipped into Joey's Deck without his knowledge so he could use it against him. He further focused on his new ace card, "Insect Queen". Oddly, while Seeker was looking up duelist's rarest cards, "Great Moth" was listed despite Weevil's rarest card being "Insect Queen".

Waking the Dragons[edit]

Record
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Gurimo 145 Lose (with Rex Raptor)
Yami Yugi 160-162 Lose

When Weevil joined Dartz, he was given "The Seal of Orichalcos" and access to almost every card ever made. He used his strategy of turning his opponent's monsters into Insects to defend with "Insect Barrier", this time using "DNA Surgery". He also uses some burn cards, and cards that further exploit his strategy of turning his opponent's monsters into Insects.

Grand Championship[edit]

Record
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Zigfried Lloyd 189 Lose (with Rex Raptor)
Rex Raptor 224 Not shown

Weevil was only seen Dueling once, attempting to infiltrate the Grand Championship but getting thrown out when he and Rex lost to Zigfried von Schroeder.

Notes[edit]

  1. Mako Tsunami was known to lose to either Weevil or Rex as he placed third in the Japanese Nationals.
  2. He lost this card to Joey Wheeler during episode 64.

References[edit]

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 0033: "Journey to the Duelist Kingdom"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 0044: "Into the Hornet's Nest"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 0088: "Everything's Relative"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 06363: "Playing with a Parasite, Part 1"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 06464: "Playing with a Parasite, Part 2"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 0011: "On Your Mark, Get Set, DUEL!"