Yuga Ohdo

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Yuga Ohdo
Yuga Ohdo
Names
English
  • Yuga Ohdo
Other
  • Majin Yuga
  • The☆Yugaman
Japanese
Japaneseおうどう ゆう
Base王道 遊我
Furiganaおうどう ゆうが
RōmajiŌdō Yūga
Personal
Age
Gender
  • Male
Favorite foodKake udon[3][4]
Relatives
Unnamed mother
  • Career
  • Education
Organization
School
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Dark Rush Duel Tournament No Result
Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal Runner-up (with Roa Kassidy and Nail Saionji)
DeckSpellcaster
Strongest
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0011: "Ready for the Rush!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
English
Japanese
Ohdo, Yuga

Yuga Ohdo (おうどう ゆう, Ōdō Yūga) is the main protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. A young boy who loves Dueling and inventing, he is chosen by Otes to become the King of Duels and entrusted with the "Sevens Road Magician" card.[6] To break free from the rigidity of Goha Duels, he creates the Rush Dueling format in hopes of entertaining the world with it.[1][2]

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full-body views of Yuga in his normal clothes and as Majin Yuga.

Yuga is a short young boy with spiky reddish-brown hair with a blonde M-shaped front, and green eyes. He wears a light red short-sleeved hooded jacket with a white lining and a large zipper, a white shirt with yellow crown-shaped patterns, black cargo shorts with a brown belt, dark blue finger-less gloves, and dark blue shoes with white laces, and light-red soles and lining. His hood has a zipper down the middle, which he usually keeps open to have the hood hang down his back in two triangular sections.

A young Yuga.

During his younger years, Yuga wore a pink hoodie with white cuffs and drawstrings, as well as a kangaroo pocket that had thick white bars on either side. He also wore slightly rolled-up blue jeans and pinkish-red sneakers. He wears green-trimmed white athletics clothes while training at the Rush Duel Training Camp.

During his dream of a Dueling robot, Yuga imagines himself wearing a red-and-white jumpsuit with a red helmet and a green visor. After being transferred to Goha #6 Elementary, Yuga wears their uniform; a largely blue tracksuit with a white trim and the character for "6" emblazoned on the back in red. While laboring at the Abandoned Dorm, he also wears a white hard-hat and gloves, a white scarf wrapped around his neck, and black boots. During Luke's Duel with Yujin Goha, Yuga wears brick red beach shorts and an orange hoodie with a white lining. During the tryouts for the Goha Astro Monsters, Yuga wears a white baseball uniform with a long-sleeved green undershirt and green socks with white shinguards and a white cap. As a Goha Enterprises employee, Yuga wears the uniform worn by the rank-and-file employees; a sleeveless grey knee-length jacket with the Goha Enterprises logo over his heart, a short-sleeved blue collared shirt over along-sleeved charcoal one, charcoal pants, black shoes and a black belt with a Goha Enterprises logo for the buckle. He continues to wear his blue finger-less gloves and also occasionally wears the identity concealing mask worn by Goha employees.

During his Duel with The☆Lukeman, Yuga wears two different outfits to play along with The☆Lukeman's fantastical perception of the real world. The first is Majin Yuga; Yuga's hair becomes sharper and spikier, adding orange spikes between the usual layers and wearing purple eye makeup. He wears a full-body costume of golden armor that resembles thick scales, clawed gloves, and a dark teal cape with a red inner layer. The second outfit he dons is The☆Yugaman, which is composed of a Goha Enterprises Drone in the shape of a red helmet that leaves his face exposed, and a predominantly white costume with ovular padded limbs, black mechanical gloves, a red collar with studs, and red cuffs with studs around his wrists, femurs and ankles, in addition to a jetpack. In both costumes, he wears a belt with a "Y" patterned on the buckle.

Personality[edit]

Yuga loves Dueling and inventing, but finds the Duels that adults play to be rigid and uncool, inspiring him to create Rush Duels. Yuga claims that he wants to take back everyone's smiles from the strict Dueling world that they find themselves in. To this end, Yuga challenges the rules and established standards of Goha City, claiming that his penalties are badges of a challenger, and later states that even if Rush Duels were deleted that he'd never give up on trying to install them.[7] Yuga often expresses a desire to make people smile, similar to Yuya Sakaki. He has a habit of terming his creations "roads", and is often distracted by tinkering around. His love of tinkering and inventing is so potent that his friends believed he would eagerly accept their offer to use their Duel ID cards to create Maximum Monsters, and they are surprised when Yuga initially refuses to avoid erasing their accounts.

Yuga generally remains upbeat and cheerful in most situations. When Dueling the Hologram Man, Yuga is excited to battle the legendary "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", though not to the point that he forgets the danger it presents to him.[7] Despite the nature of the situation, Yuga is also unfailingly polite when dealing with Roa Kassidy's blackmail of his cousin, casually evaluating the situation without a care. He is dismayed however when Mimi Imimi appeared to have lied to him about her interest in Rush Dueling. Yuga is shown to express nervousness at being unable to work his way out of a pinch in a Duel despite the confidence his friends have in him, and is terrified and shocked when Nail Saionji performs a Maximum Summon during their Duel, becoming more and more unnerved as Nail explained his views on providence. His loss to Nail shakes him, though Yuga initially tries to laugh it off as bad luck before receiving a stern rebuke from Roa. Subseuqnetly when he is defeated by Yuo Goha's Fusion Summoning in much the same way Yuga is instead excited over the possibilities it presents, especially when Yuo admits he doesn't know the origins of the "Fusion" card. He is shown to be a very loyal friend; when Gavin tries to have Rush Dueling banned at Goha #7 Elementary, Yuga is still eager to have a fun Duel with him despite the situation, and though he deduced that Romin was spying on him he treated her normally. Yuga later went to extreme measures to help Asana Mutsuba understand the benefits of modification due to the rapport they struck despite her intention to crush Rush Dueling. This does have its limits however, as he freely admits that he wouldn't give up the title of King of Duels to Luke.

Yuga doesn't initially have any personal interest in trying to become the King of Duels and hadn't even heard of the legend to become it when Luke told him about it; he instead decides to Duel Otes for a chance to install Rush Dueling, and after succeeding, his focus is on the road that has opened before him. In comparison to Luke, who wants to use Rush Dueling to become the King of Duels, Yuga simply wants people to enjoy them and he encourages both Romin and Gavin to enjoy Rush Dueling during his matches with them. He modified one of his Roads into the Duel Guitar after seeing Romin enjoy it to encourage her to enjoy music and Rush Dueling together, and gave his notebook to Mimi in the hopes it would allow her to enjoy Rush Dueling more. Even after defeating the Hologram Man, Yuga passes up the chance for the title to Luke and starts tinkering around with Kaizo. However, Yuga is confident in his skills at Rush Dueling due to creating the ruleset. Yuga is also pleased that his actions have inspired other people to create their own Dueling rules and tends to be trusting of people that claim to enjoy them. He even doesn't have any desire to own the format despite inventing it, freely agreeing to wager the rights to Rush Dueling in a Rush Duel with Roa. After the reappearance of Otes and his explanation of his goals however, Yuga develops an interest in the title due to the road it has set him on, though he emphasizes that he does not want the title just because Otes chose him and dislikes the notion that Otes may be manipulating him. Even then, Yuga doesn't mind if other people wish to attain the title themselves, though he does draw the line at Luke asking him to give it to him if Yuga obtained it and Luke didn't. However, he refuses to enter the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, with his friends believing that he did so to allow them to pursue their dreams. After he does enter he is eager to Duel Luke again and overjoyed to be in the final match with him, and throws a frustrated tantrum when he eventually loses, having been so sure he would win.

Yuga is more intelligent and cunning than he lets on despite his fun-loving nature and often keeps his thoughts to himself. He remodeled Kaizo in a single night and used it to livestream his Rush Duel with Luke without telling him, aware of the latter's Pauli effect-like power. Yuga was also aware of the Pauli effect, suggesting that despite challenging the established rules and generally being excited to Duel, he pays attention in school. He tricks Romin into accepting a Rush Duel with him by suggesting that she wouldn't be able to defeat him, and was well aware that she was spying on him and quickly deduced that she was doing so under duress from Roa.[8][9] He similarly deduced Mimi Imimi's identity, though he didn't realize she was an adult. He also suggests to the Newspaper Club that Goha Corp could shut them down in an effort to coerce them into changing their article contents.[10] Despite this, Yuga is also quite innocent, as he does not understand the implications of Mimi's Bubble Era monsters nor Luke's congratulations when he asks Romin to come to the Road Laboratory.[8][11]

Yuga is terrified of ladybugs due to an incident in his youth where Nanaho Nanahoshi claimed her ladybug hat was a ladybug that was eating her from the head down. As a result a ladybug touching him causes him to react violently and freeze in terror. When he met Nanaho again and saw her hat he was so terrified that he threatened to overload the power plant of the Goha Enterprises Main Office just to destroy the ladybug, continuously insisting to himself that ladybugs weren't scary.

Voice/Mannerisms[edit]

Yuga is the first protagonist since Yugi Muto to use the personal pronoun boku; all other protagonists have used ore. He speaks casually, but politely, using "kimi" to address most people, but he uses the more casual and dismissive "omae" to address Kaizo and "anata" to address Otes, a more direct addressing.

Etymology[edit]

As with all previous Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists, Yuga's name contains the character「遊」(Yu). His first name effectively translates to "My Game" and his last name to "Royal Road", tying into his habit of calling his creations "roads" and fulfilling the legend of the one who opened the road to becoming the King of Duels.

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

In his childhood, Yuga was friends with Nanaho Nanahoshi. While they were eating lunch in the woods one day, Yuga offered to trade her a riceball for one of her sandwiches, but found that Nanaho had disappeared and heard her crying that she was being eaten alive by a ladybug on her head. The sight traumatized Yuga, who developed a fear of ladybugs as a result.[12]

Yuga came to love Duel Monsters, but the more he continued Dueling, the more he realized how strict it was. He attended the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament in his youth, disheartened by the strict Duels there, but had an epiphany when he saw Otes Duel in the tournament with "Sevens Road Magician", talking about cutting open a new road and pressing onward. Otes made his way to the finals, but was then disqualified. As he was taken backstage, Otes noticed Yuga and told him to follow the road in his heart, before throwing him the "Sevens Road Magician" card.[13]

Inspired by his meeting with Otes, Yuga came up with Rush Duels, aiming to take back everyone's smiles.[7] He even left room in the code, hoping that people would one day add new rules of their own.[14] However, Yuga found it difficult to install the rules for Rush Dueling into his Duel Disk, accumulating four penalties in his attempts.[7] He also worked to obtain more "Sevens Road" cards to accompany "Sevens Road Magician" in his Deck.[6]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

After dreaming about piloting a Duel Robot, Yuga attempted to install Rush Duels into his Duel Disk for the fifth time, with a Goha Enterprises Drone alerted by the violation and timing him. Although he came close to installing the rules, he ran out of time once again and was penalized for the fifth time. The next day at school, Yuga told Riku and Katsu about his penalty the next day, attracting the attention of Gavin Sogetsu, who asked about Yuga's Duel Bicycle and lectured him for opening his Duel Disk. Yuga attempted to explain Rush Dueling to Gavin, but class started before he could and Gavin told him to come to the Student Council Room after class. Yuga instead headed home, declining Riku and Katsu's requests to Duel, but ran into Lucidien "Luke" Kallister, who asked to speak with Yuga. Yuga declined Luke's request at well, but suddenly found his Duel Bicycle wasn't working. Luke then claimed he knew somewhere Yuga could install his new rules, catching Yuga's attention. Luke took Yuga to the Hologram Man's chamber, telling him about the legend of the King of Duels, though Yuga was unfamiliar with it. Luke suggested Yuga's Rush Dueling could properly defeat the Hologram Man where Luke had failed, as the legend spoke of illuminating a new path.[7] Yuga recognized the Hologram Man as a depiction of Otes, but he kept this to himself.[13] Seeing that Luke had used up all six penalties, Yuga decided to bet on his last penalty and he began installing Rush Dueling into his Duel Disk again. Gavin and a Goha Enterprises Drone both arrived, and Romin Kassidy revealed herself. Luke deactivated the Drone as Yuga finished his preparations, though he hadn't installed them properly yet. To Yuga's horror, his Duel Disk's battery began dying, so Gavin retrieved Yuga's Duel Bicycle to power the Disk. The Drone reactivated, so Romin suggested that Yuga could use Real-Time Duel Programming to finish installing Rush Dueling. Yuga then challenged the Hologram Man to a Rush Duel, and he accepted Yuga's challenge. Although Yuga brought out three monsters on his first turn, the Hologram Man Tribute Summoned "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and destroyed all of Yuga's monsters, reducing him to 1000 LP. Gavin and Luke worried that Yuga would lose, but Yuga explained to them that players drew until they held five cards in Rush Dueling, though he still didn't draw the card he needed. He used the effect of "Mystic Dealer" to draw another card, drawing "Sevens Road Magician" at last and Tribute Summoning it. Yuga began powering up "Sevens Road" with his Spell Cards and its effect, successfully filling his Graveyard with all six Attributes and increasing it to 7000 ATK, destroying "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and defeating the Hologram Man, installing Rush Dueling. The Hologram Man congratulated Yuga, telling him that a new road would open, and Yuga and Luke's penalties were erased, while Luke and Gavin's Duel Disks transformed into Rush Duel mode as a door opened before them.[7] Yuga realized that the door was a hologram, so he told Luke that he should be the one to take the path; Luke did so and promptly bumped into the Hologram Man's dais. As Luke explained what the King of Duels was, Yuga started tinkering with the Goha Enterprises Drone, noting that it was surprisingly easy. Luke asked Yuga to keep Rush Dueling a secret so that Goha Enterprises wouldn't delete it.[15]

Yuga didn't want to abandon his dream to allow everyone to experience Rush Dueling, so he finished modifying the Drone to obey him. He told his friends about Rush Dueling the next day at school, prompting Luke to yank him under a desk to try and impart on Yuga the importance of keeping Rush Dueling a secret, until Romin suggested Yuga and Luke settle their dispute with a Duel. Gavin warned them that they would only be able to Duel until the end of recess, though Yuga was confident that he would win the Duel in time. Although Luke had asked Yuga to keep Rush Dueling a secret if he lost, Yuga concealed the modified Drone behind Gavin and had it livestream their match. He started with a bad hand, only being able to Summon "Dark Sorcerer", while Luke Summoned three Dragons and set himself up to wipe out Yuga's LP in one turn with the effects of his "Twin Edge Dragons", though Yuga was able to survive the turn. During the Duel, Luke explained his skills and powers as the result of a demon possessing him, though Yuga believed the Pauli effect and simple practice to be responsible. Yuga assembled "Torna the Windweaver" and "Sevens Road Magician", setting himself up for a win if he excavated a FIRE or LIGHT monster, but he excavated a Spell Card instead, leaving Luke with 100 LP after his attacks. Luke Summoned his own ace monster, "Multistrike Dragon Dragias", which Yuga realized possessed a multi-attacking effect. Yuga believed he'd be able to survive the turn with his "Dark Revelation" Trap Card, but Luke destroyed it, then attacked both of Yuga's monsters, winning the Duel. Romin revealed that the Rush Duel was on the net, and Yuga admitted he'd used his modified Drone to livestream the Duel. He explained that he'd never give up trying to let everyone enjoy Rush Dueling, and Luke came to terms with the idea, asking Yuga if he'd let Luke win on purpose, though Yuga refused to answer.[15]

When Yuga was heading to school, Luke stopped his Duel Bicycle and told him that the videos of their Rush Duel had been deleted. Yuga was unconcerned, but Luke worried that Goha Corp were observing them and he began looking into Romin, believing that she was working for Goha. Yuga agreed that Romin was suspicious, so he used one of his Roads to ask if she was hiding anything, though it failed to determine if she was when she asked a question instead of making a statement. Yuga invited Romin to the Road Laboratory, though he was confused by Gavin and Luke's reactions. Romin agreed to come after Yuga confirmed that he invented Rush Dueling there, and Yuga's Drone greeted them when they arrived. Upon seeing Romin, the Drone asked for her autograph and asked for a name for her to sign it to; Yuga quickly came up with the name "Kaizo". He showed Romin his various Roads, though he admitted Rush Dueling was his best and suggested Romin tried it. Romin initially refused until Yuga implied that she wouldn't be able to win, and as soon as she agreed Yuga lent her his spare Deck for the Duel. Yuga tried being energetic throughout the Duel, but was distracted by Luke struggling with Gavin. He brought out "Sevens Road Magician" on his first turn and reduced Romin to 1300 LP, prompting Kaizo, who was supporting Romin and insulting Yuga, to tell him to go easy on Romin; Yuga protested that he couldn't, but reassured Romin that she could always make a comeback in a Rush Duel. To Yuga's shock, Romin proceeded to do so with a card Yuga hadn't given to her; "Prima Guitarna the Shining Superstar", who boosted the ATK of all of Romin's monsters and allowed her to destroy Yuga's, reducing him to 600 LP. Yuga was caught completely off-guard and drew a dead hand, but gambled on using "Recovery Force" to shuffle "Sevens Road Magician" back into his Deck and attempt to re-draw it. Yuga succeeded, and he powered-up "Sevens Road Magician" and destroyed "Prima Guitarna", defeating Romin. Luke and Gavin noted that Yuga could have won without using the "Elemental Road" effect of "Sevens Road", though Yuga claimed that an ace should battle an ace. Romin admitted that she'd enjoyed the Duel, so Yuga took out his tools to reset Kaizo for being rude.[8] Despite Romin's apparent innocence, Yuga still suspected that Romin was spying on him.[9]

Luke suggested making a Rush Dueling promo video, so Yuga rushed off to enlist Gavin to film the video, though complications arose when Romin refused to sing for it. Yuga asked if Gavin could sing the anthem, but this proved to be a poor idea due to Gavin's tone-deafness. Despite their roadblocks, Yuga and Luke were able to produce a good video, which Yuga had Kaizo like several thousand times to boost its profile. He asked Gavin if they could make time for Rush Dueling, but Gavin instead announced his intentions to prohibit Rush Dueling. Yuga suggested that they settle the matter with a Duel, though Luke added the condition that Gavin had to step down if he lost. Gavin wanted to Duel right away, but they had to wait until after school when Gavin finished his duties. Gavin Dueled Yuga with his Sogetsu style, ahving Rayne and Rino carry out his moves, but only Set a single monster; Yuga subsequently brought out three monsters and swiftly reduced Gavin to 2000 LP. Gavin began arguing with Rayne as Yuga laughed in enjoyment at the Duel, prompting Rino to angrily ask if he was mocking them. Yuga clarified his intentions and stated he wanted to Duel the real Gavin and urged him to enjoy the match. Gavin Tribute Summoned his ace monster, "Yamiruler the Dark Delayer", and used its effect to prevent them from Tribute Summoning Level 7 or higher monsters, sealing off "Sevens Road Magician" and reducing Yuga to 300 LP. Yuga was able to bypass the effect of "Yamiruler" by Special Summoning "Sevens Road" with the effect of "Sevens Road Witch", destroying "Yamiruler" and defeating Gavin. He told Gavin that he didn't need to step down as Luke had been selfish, but Gavin stepped down anyway, though he soon regained his position after defeating Luke in the emergency election. Following Gavin's re-election, Yuga modified Kaizo to stamp Gavin's paperwork and ease his workload.[16]

Gavin alerted Yuga and Luke to more Rush Duel videos being deleted, and Yuga noted that the Goha Corp were likely responsible. When they got to school that day, the Newspaper Club interviewed them; Yuga was open to the prospect as an analog medium would be more difficult for Goha Corp to censor. Romin warned Yuga that the Newspaper Club didn't have the best reputation; sure enough, the Newspaper Club published an article decrying Rush Duels as childish and simple. Although disheartened, Yuga was encouraged by the effect physical media seemed to have on the students, so they visited the Newspaper Club's office to have the article changed. The Newspaper Club refused, so Yuga implied that Goha Corp could shut the paper down, starling the club's chief, Scoop Pitman, into agreeing to Duel over the article's content. Yuga was eager to Rush Duel Scoop, but Luke asked to Duel instead, so Yuga allowed him to. Before the Duel, Yuga was forced to restrain Kaizo after he began suggesting Romin should wear glasses like Nico did. Luke was pushed into a corner by Scoop, worrying Gavin and Romin, though Yuga still believed in Luke's chances to win the Duel. Luke was able to destroy Scoop's "Printing Pressers" and bring out "Dragias", defeating him. Scoop, who had come to enjoy Rush Dueling, agreed to change the article, and Yuga was pleased to see its positive reception among the other students, though he wasn't happy to see that Luke had requested a photo painting him as lording over him, Gavin and Romin.[10]

When Yuga arrived at school one morning, Luke showed him the newspaper, asking him to help come up with a name for his new column, but Yuya was horrified to see that the Ramen Hut was closing down, and he, Gavin, Romin and Kaizo hurried to the restaurant. The despondent owner explained that he would be closing after making one last bowl of ramen due to competition from the new A.I. Restaurant, so Yuga decided to investigate the competition, though he was refused entry due to being considered a troublemaker, a system that impressed him. Gavin was refused entry as well, so Yuga disguised Kaizo as a home delivery robot to allow him to infiltrate the Restaurant and learn of its talking points. Yuga suggested giving Ramen Hut a talking point of its own using various Roads, but all his attempts failed. Saburamen then arrived, recognizing Yuga from the Goha 7th Newspaper despite being from Goha #3 Elementary, and he expressed a desire to create rules of his own; impressing Yuga with how far the newspaper had reached. Saburamen ordered the last bowl of ramen, unaware of its significance, so Yuga asked if he could have the bowl, as he liked the ramen from the restaurant, but after hearing that Yuga preferred udon, Saburamen refused to give Yuga the last ramen unless he defeated him in a Rush Duel. Yuga quickly Summoned "Sevens Road Magician" against Saburamen's "Noodle Ninja" monsters, but Saburamen reduced its ATK to prevent him from attacking; the shopkeeper made the last ramen as they Dueled. Saburamen launched a strong offensive on the next turn with his "Spice the Elite Noodle Ninja", but Yuga was able to prevent "Sevens Road" from being destroyed and remain in the Duel. He combined "Sevens Road" with his "Road Magic" cards to reduce Saburamen's LP and switch "Spice" to Defense Position, allowing him to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road" and use "Pierce!" against the 0 DEF "Spice" and defeat Saburamen just as the last ramen was finished. Yuga offered to share it with everyone, but Luke had arrived and ate the ramen himself. Fortunately, the shopkeeper had been inspired by the Duel to continue making ramen, and with Saburamen's help the restaurant became popular again. Having realized Saburamen's wish to create his own Dueling rules was sincere, Yuga took him to the Hologram Man's chamber, only to find it empty.[3]

A new student, Mimi Imimi, transferred to Yuga and Romin's class, claiming to love Rush Dueling and that she had learned about Yuga and his friends through the Goha 7th Newspaper. Yuga was eager to befriend Mimi, but Gavin and Luke were more suspicious as there were no records of Mimi's previous school. Mimi offered the group gifts to get to know them better, though Yuga refused Mimi's offer of cash. He took her to the Road Laboratory, but Mimi answered a call from a phone in her bag and left abruptly. Romin convinced Yuga to wait if Mimi returned to steal his notebook, and to Yuga's dismay, Mimi did indeed return and they caught her taking his notebook. Mimi claimed she had only wanted to know more about Rush Dueling, so Yuga offered to lend her the notebook, telling her she should have simply asked. Mimi abruptly refused to take the notebook, so they decided to settle the matter with a Rush Duel. Yuga brought out "Sevens Road Magician" early and combined it with "Pierce!" to deplete most of the LP Mimi had gained, but Mimi Summoned her ace monster "Dian Keto the Boogie Master" and reduced the ATK of "Sevens Road", allowing "Dian Keto" to destroy it, though Yuga was able to destroy Mimi's monsters with "Dark Revelation". He Tribute Summoned "Raidacross, Hero of the Dawn" on his next turn, but this allowed Mimi to revive "Dian Keto", so Yuga combined "Lydracross" with "Hilt, the Bearer of Noble Arms", destroying "Dian Keto" then winning the Duel with direct attacks. As he'd won the Duel, Yuga lent Mimi his notebook, promising that she would love Rush Dueling even more after reading it.[11]

Yuga took Kaizo to investigate the Hologram Man's chamber with Gavin and Luke, but they found no traces of the Relic that had projected the Hologram Man. As they left the chamber, they searched for a vending machine to help endure the day's heat, finding Romin having emptied one. As they headed for one across the street, they were opposed by Yosh Imimi, who claimed to have a grudge against Luke and refused to let them near the vending machine unless Luke defeated him in a Rush Duel. Yosh pushed Luke into a corner with his use of a Field Spell Card, revealing that his grudge stemmed from Luke's advice leading from his mother forbidding him to Rush Duel and threatening not to make his favorite napolitan spaghetti. He reduced Luke to 500 LP and destroyed "Multistrike Dragon Dragias", but Luke was able to come back with "Dragonic Slayer" and destroy Yosh's "Apocalypse - Beast Gear World", defeating him. Yosh expressed admiration over Rush Dueling afterwards and of Yuga after learning he'd created them, though Gavin pointed out they still needed to convince Yosh's mother to let him Rush Duel. Yuga offered to help with a Road, but Yosh declined his offer after Luke asked if this was what he really wanted.[17]

Yuga tested a noise-cancelling Road made from a guitar at a construction site, hoping to cancel out the construction noise with another noise. Some time afterwards, Luke told him about "Gossie", a dinosaur that had apparently been created by Goha Enterprises which had appeared in the city. Eager to go on an adventure to find Gossie, Yuga modified Kaizo to detect an adventurous spirit, which led them to the Ramen Hut. They met the Goha #2 Elementary Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club, led by Professor Diggs, who was also looking for Gossie with the help of Hunt Goto and Kaseki Hotta. Kaseki suggested they team up, and Yuga enthusiastically agreed, though their search bore little fruit, despite Kaizo continuing to react. Gavin eventually suggested that Gossie could be near the Relic, but after Luke and the Dueling & Dinosaur Club went to the bathroom, Luke returned and revealed that the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club were planning to use Gossie for money. Despite this, Yuga offered to tell them where the Relic was if Diggs could defeat him in a Rush Duel. Diggs accepted his challenge, beginning by swarming the field with Aqua monsters. Yuga was able to gain an early lead and destroy all of Diggs's monsters, but Diggs came back with his Dinosaur monsters, Summoning "Super King Rex" and destroying all of Yuga's monsters. Yuga noted that Diggs's enthusiasm was genuine and unlike the duplicity he'd shown before, citing Kaizo's detection of Diggs's adventurous spirit as proof. Diggs agreed, and Hunt suggested they look at the construction site where Gossie had reportedly been spotted. This caused Yuga to realize that "Gossie" was likely a product of his noise-cancelling Road, and he suggested they stop looking for Gossie, as he didn't want to disappoint Diggs and his friends, though Luke simply accepted Yuga's wish to stop and teamed up with the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club. Yuga decided to stop them by winning the Duel, and he brought out "Full Meteor Impact" to destroy Diggs's Dinosaurs. However, Diggs was able to protect "Super King Rex" from destruction and increase its ATK to 4000, forcing Yuga to reduce its ATK and increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" high enough to defeat Diggs. Despite Yuga's victory, Luke and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club still went to the construction site and learned the truth behind Gossie, much to their anger. As they berated Yuga over the confusion he had inadvertently caused, Romin strummed the guitar and blasted them all with the sonic wave as no other sound was being inputted. To make it up to the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club, Yuga took them to the Hologram Man's chamber, where Hunt sneezed, revealing seven emblems that had been carved into the floor of the chamber.[18] Yuga enlisted the help of Diggs, Hunt and Kaseki in examining the emblems, and they overlayed them to create the logo of the Big Seven Arena, which Yuga theorized would be where the Relic would appear next.[6] Having taken note of Romin's apparent interest in the guitar that made up his noise-cancelling Road, Yuga began to modify it to function as a Duel Disk, terming it the Duel Guitar, while Luke and Gavin examined photos of the emblems at the Road Laboratory. Luke's suggestion that one of the emblems resembled "Dragias" attracted Yuga's attention, but before they could examine the emblems more closely, Romin told them she was leaving and gave them VIP tickets to the weekend's RoaRomin concert at the Big Seven Arena, and though he was initially hesitant, Yuga eagerly agreed to come, privately theorizing that the Hologram Man would appear due to the concert taking place on a full moon.[6][19]

Yuga finished the Duel Guitar before the concert and he and Kaizo joined Gavin and Luke at the Big Seven Arena, discussing the disused building's age. They met Romin in her dressing room, and Yuga presented the Duel Guitar to Romin, explaining why he'd made it and hoping she could enjoy both music and Rush Dueling with it. Gavin had also brought Romin flowers, but Luke hadn't bought anything and rushed off to find something despite Romin's protests. He soon screamed in terror, and Yuga, Kaizo and Gavin left Romin in her dressing room and left to find Luke, finding him sitting in a dark corridor. Luke seemed convinced Romin was in danger, and she had left the dressing room by the time they got back, though the concert began before they could look for Romin. They took their seats, and Mimi, who had come to watch the concert on her own, joined them in the VIP section as RoaRomin's leader and Romin's cousin Roa Kassidy took the stage and announced his intention to Rush Duel Yuga for the rights to Rush Duels and become the King of Duels. Yuga accepted Roa's challenge, as he didn't mind whether or not Rush Dueling belonged to him and saw the event as a publicity boost for the format. Roa suggested they have a three-vs.-three team Duel, so Luke volunteered to Duel first, facing RoaRomin's bassist, Toombs. Toombs's ghost stories scared Yuga as he Summoned his Zombie monsters, but Yuga soon became distracted by the Duel, as Toombs's monsters had zero ATK. Toombs controlled the Duel, steadily depleting Luke's LP and restricting his move while scaring him by shouting his name, and eventually Luke realized that Toombs was calling his name, not shouting "Behind You!" after Toombs activated his "Behind You!" Trap. He was able to win by bringing out "Dragias" and "Shock Dragon", scoring one win for Yuga's team, though Roa promised the next Duel wouldn't be so easy.[19] Yuga volunteered to Duel, until Gavin asked to be allowed to Duel. Gavin's opponent was Romin, who claimed to have been spying on them of her own accord, and Kaizo once again sided with her, much to Yuga's irritation. Kaizo mocked Yuga for not realizing he was being spied on, prompting Yuga to confirm he'd been aware of Romin's duplicity and warn Roa not to blackmail Romin. Romin protested that she was acting of her own accord, though Yuga was more interested that Romin was using the Duel Guitar. Gavin swiftly gained an early lead over Romin with "Yamiruler the Dark Delayer", but Yuga noticed that Romin seemed hungry and tried to encourage her to eat the chocolate bar hidden in the Duel Guitar, though she was unable to hear him over her guitar playing. Saburamen and his friends Nick Yagi and Sushiko Maki then arrived to cater for the event, and the abundance of food caused Romin to snap and Duel in a frenzied hunger. Yuga once again tried to get Romin to open the Duel Guitar's compartment, but she didn't hear him in her hunger and she defeated Gavin, releasing the chocolate bar in her celebrations and catching it in her mouth. Romin returned to normal after eating the bar, and Yuga explained the guitar's function to her and asked what secret Roa was holding over her. Romin protested that it was nothing, as she couldn't tell him since it was a secret, confirming Yuga's suspicions that Romin was being blackmailed. Roa then declared that he and Yuga would Duel next.[9]

Before the Duel, Saburamen and his friends apologized to Yuga for their role in Gavin's defeat, though Yuga and Gavin both reassured them that Roa wouldn't have taken two defeats lying down. Romin tried to warn Yuga that he couldn't win his Duel with Roa, though Yuga was confident that they wouldn't know until the Rush Duel ended. After Roa theatrically introduced them to the audience, they began their Duel, though Roa Set all the cards in his hand on his first turn and commented that Yuga didn't understand he couldn't win. Yuga replied that Roa was the one who didn't understand, asking what was so great about owning Rush Duels. On his turn, Yuga Summoned "Raidacross" and combined it with "Hilt" and "Hydro Magician" as he had against Mimi, something Luke praised as serious, though Roa claimed Yuga wasn't being serious if he didn't bring out "Sevens Road Magician". Yuga destroyed Roa's Set monsters and damaged his LP, though Roa was able to blunt the damage and force Yuga to draw a card with his "King's Management" Trap, asking if he'd drawn "Sevens Road". Yuga noted Roa's interest in his ace monster, and Roa asked where he'd got it, so Yuga recounted the tale of how he'd met Otes (whose image Roa had projected on the screen, informing his friends that Yuga had met him in the past). Roa emphasized that Otes had been disqualified and suggested that it had been due to "Sevens Road Magician" being an illegal card. One of the Tops of the Hexagon then arrived and asked if Roa was sure if "Sevens Road" was illegal, though she was able to find any information on the card. Roa explained that if Yuga drew "Sevens Road Magician" he would lose, shocking Yuga for the first time. Though his friends began to doubt him, Luke rallied them to search for information on "Sevens Road Magician" and encouraged Yuga to keep Dueling. Roa then began using hand destruction techniques to force Yuga to draw more cards and amplify his chances of drawing "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn, and he succeeded in doing so.[13]

As Yuga was about to be disqualified, the Relic emerged from the ground as Yuga had hoped it would. As the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club began examining the Relic, Yuga explained to his friends that he had theorized it would appear at the Hall, and his deductions were praised by the Hologram Man, who materialized from the Relic and confirmed that he was Otes. Yosh then arrived with the Newspaper Club at Luke's request, and they played news footage of Otes's disqualification that clarified Otes had been disqualified for being a Goha employee; Otes himself confirmed that he had created "Sevens Road Magician" as an employee of Goha Corp and that it was a legal card, much to Yuga's joy. Roa was revealed to have been obstructing information on "Sevens Road Magician" on the web, and Romin noticed Roa in the footage of the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament, causing Yuga to realize that Roa's true goal had been to talk to Otes as well. Roa asked Otes why he hadn't been chosen to be King of Duels despite being at the tournament, though Luke claimed Roa's underhanded tactics disqualified him. Despite this, Yuga stated that Roa could still be the King and asked Otes if they could bet the title on the Rush Duel. Otes accepted Yuga's idea, but warned him that losing would prevent him from becoming the King of Duels. Continuing the Duel, Yuga Tribute Summoned "Sevens Road Witch" and used her effect to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician", which unleashed the full power of its "Elemental Road" effect, though Roa negated its attack. Despite the setback, Yuga was pleased, as he felt the Rush Duel wouldn't have been as interesting if he'd won then. On his next turn, Roa reduced the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" and Tribute Summoned his own ace, "Royal Rebel's Heavy Metal", destroying "Sevens Road Witch" and absorbing her ATK and attacking "Sevens Road Magician", though Yuga was able to stay in the Duel with "Curtain of Sparks". On his next turn, Yuga drew "Sevens Road Mage" and was able to return "Sevens Road Magician" to his field, though Roa prevented "Sevens Road Magician" from using its special ability. Yuga took advantage of the high number of monsters Roa had sent to his Graveyard to lower the ATK of "Heavy Metal", allowing him to defeat Roa. After the Duel, Yuga thanked Roa for the match, stating that it was the most exciting Duel he'd had. Roa agreed to Duel Yuga again at some point, and asked the crowd to congratulate him. The Relic then vanished into the ground before Goha could capture it, Otes telling Yuga that he had only taken his first steps to becoming the King of Duels. Yuga admitted that he hadn't been interested in the title before, but he was now as his road had set him on it. As Otes vanished, he told Yuga to look for the key to a new world. Later at the Road Laboratory, Luke and Gavin were pressing Romin for the secret Roa had been holding over her, which Yuga had already deduced to be that she was tone-deaf, much to Romin's embarrassment.[6]

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Romin and Gavin came to Yuga for advice on how to get Luke to accept Romin's apology for spying on them while Yuga was working on a modification for the Duel Bicycle. Yuga wasn't surprised to hear Luke was being stubborn and suggested cooking something for him to apologize. He connected Kaizo to the Duel Bicycle and had Kaizo search Luke's favorite food, which was discovered to be curry rice, but after Romin thanked Kaizo it drove away in excitement with Yuga frantically running after it. He found Kaizo in Robot Mode Dueling against three Goha Enterprises Drones combined into TO-3 mode and watched the Duel quietly. Kaizo eventually won the Duel, but then transformed back into the Duel Bicycle and remained unresponsive until Yuga suggested they check on Romin and flew off, leaving the drained Duel Bicycle behind. As they went to Roa Kassidy's apartment, where Romin was doing her cooking, they ran into Luke on the way, who asked if Yuga wanted to Duel. Yuga instead took the opportunity to take Luke to the apartment to get him to taste Romin's cooking, though Luke was not happy to see Romin and tried to leave until he smelled Romin's cooking. Yuga was quite surprised to see the curry Romin had made was blue, but Luke seemed to enjoy it and Yuga eventually tried some as well, admitting that it was unusual, but tasted nice. After Luke dubbed it "Dragias Curry", Romin added more spices to the curry, but this resulted in the entire apartment becoming filled with blue curry.[20]

As Yuga was rebuilding his Deck at school after almost being late one day, Kaizo came to him, Luke, Romin and Gavin with news of the Relic's next location. Kaizo took them to the harbor, claiming the Relic would appear on an island, and they boarded a ship that was heading there. To their shock, the ship's captain, Skipjack, informed them that they were on the Goha Fishing Elementary and would not return for a month. The Duel Bicycle was then fished out of one of Skipjack's nets in Robot Mode, much to Yuga's surprise, and he admitted it was one of his Roads, but this made Skipjack think Yuga had thrown it into the ocean and he challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel. Skipjack gained a field advantage with his "Big Umi" Field Spell, which reduced the ATK of all non-WATER monsters, so Yuga tried to counter him with his own WATER monster, "Hydro Magician". However, Skipjack countered him with "Bait Bite Ball", and retrieved the Trap Card from his Graveyard on his next turn while Setting another, and Tribute Summoned his ace monster "Hydro Cannon Big Bluefin", launching an attack that would wipe Yuga out. Fortunately, Yuga was able to increase his LP enough to survive the attacks, but he was still worried that he wouldn't be able to win despite his friends' support. He Tribute Summoned "Lightning Voltcondor" on his next turn and used its effect to reduce the ATK of Skipjack's monsters low enough to destroy them and wipe Skipjack out. After the Duel, Skipjack warmly congratulated Yuga on his victory despite the disadvantage he faced and he admitted he didn't believe Yuga capable of pollution. Yuga explained he wasn't sure why the Duel Bicycle was in the ocean and he examined a memory fragment in it, learning that Kaizo's data had been stolen, with only a fragment remaining in the Duel Bicycle, while a fake had been inserted in Kaizo's body. Realizing that must have happened when he found Kaizo Dueling the Drones. Skipjack then confirmed the island the Relic was supposed to appear on did not exist, and the fake Kaizo then left as it had been discovered, returning to Goha City. Fortunately, Yuga had placed a transmitter in Kaizo earlier due to him running off all the time, and Skipjack gave them a lift back to the shore on a speedboat, a ride Yuga didn't have the stomach for.[21]

Once they were back on shore, Yuga took the Duel Bicycle with him on a trolley and tracked Kaizo's body through the city on his phone, eventually arriving at the A.I. Restaurant.[21] Although Gavin was worried they wouldn't be able to get in, Luke spotted Mimi entering the restaurant and asked for her help to get in. As he couldn't bring the Duel Bicycle into the restaurant, Yuga transferred the remains of Kaizo's data into the seat and brought it with him, thanking Mimi for her help. After Mimi went to the bathroom, Luke consumed dozens of plates of food, resulting in a bill of 666,666 yen due to the special 66 yen price expiring, and he and Romin argued over whose fault it was before Luke ran off. Unable to pay the bill, Yuga, Romin and Gavin were put to work washing dishes under Buff Grimes, but Romin accidentally broke a stack of plates, adding even more to their fee. Grimes offered to forget about the bill if they could defeat him in a Rush Duel, which he called a stain on Dueling, so Romin accepted his challenge under the condition that she would have to wash dishes for the rest of her life if she lost. Although Romin quickly brought out "Prima Guitarna the Shining Superstar", Grimes was able to weaken it by continually re-using his "Bleach Mortar" Spell, which Yuga deduced to be due to cheating with a function of his Duel Disk. He accused Grimes of cheating, but Grimes denied it until Luke revealed he and Mimi had been watching the Duel and Luke used his Pauli effect power to deactivate the cheating function, allowing Romin to survive the turn. As Luke gloated over saving Romin, she went into a rage and defeated Grimes; Yuga realized that frustration could also set Romin off and this time it had been due to wanting to cry happily over Luke saving her. Yuga then heard Grimes confess he'd seen Kaizo's body fly through a door in the hallway, which Yuga was able to unlock with his Duel Disk.[22]

Once they entered, they were greeted by Nail Saionji.[22] Nail explained that he oversaw Goha Duels and had the data of Kaizo, which he would return if they could defeat the Duelists in the Garden of Curiosity, though their Duel accounts would be deleted if they lost six times. Before Nail left, Yuga asked if any of his other Duelists would cheat as Grimes had and if Nail couldn't just delete the accounts of anyone who Rush Dueled; Nail replied that was not his providence and commented that Yuga was as expected of someone that Otes had chosen. Yuga and his friends quickly found the first Duelist, Schrödinger Nekoyama, and though Yuga was eager to Duel him, Luke asked to be allowed to Duel, so Yuga agreed. However, despite Luke Summoning two high-Level Dragons on his first turn, Nekoyama's "Lost Cat" Trap forced Luke to guess the card type of the top card of his Deck to make his attack succeed, and the notion stressed Luke out considerably. Nekoyama further added to Luke's worries with his Schrödinger's cat philosophy, which Yuga recognized. After Luke was reduced to 100 LP, Gavin asked Luke if he was worried over whether Yuga would give him the title of King of Duels and encouraged him to ask Yuga himself. Yuga confirmed that even though Luke was his friend, he wouldn't give him the title of King of Duels, though he encouraged Luke to try attain it himself. Emboldened by this and vowing to take his own "daor", Luke used "Piercing Dragon Bunker Strike" to confirm the top cards of his Deck and allow his attacks to go through, but after "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" reduced Nekoyama to 100 LP he activated "Lost Cat" anyway. Although Luke had forgotten the order he'd returned his cards in, he was able to guess correctly and defeat Nekoyama, who was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail for losing. Nail then returned Yuga and his friends to the surface, telling them to return the next day, though Yuga believed they would still come out on top.[23]

Yuga tinkered with Kaizo the next day, confirming to Romin that he wouldn't even be able to return Kaizo to a normal Drone without his original data, though he entertained the idea of creating another Kaizo, much to the displeasure of the original. Yuga then took Luke, Romin and Gavin to the Hologram Man's chamber to search for clues to the "key" that Otes had mentioned, though Romin had to leave. As Yuga and Gavin discussed whether Otes and Nail had a connection, a trapdoor opened beneath them and dropped them into the Garden of Curiosity where Luke had Dueled Nekoyama. Nail appeared to them over hologram, confirming that they were continuing from where they had left off. Yuga asked Nail if the "key" was in the Garden, though Nail had no knowledge of the "key" despite Luke's belief he was lying. Yuga deduced that Nail's haven was likely under the Goha Enterprises Main Office (despite Luke's intuition pointing him the other way) and he and Gavin led the way following Gavin's GPS. They eventually encountered Tyler Getz, RoaRomin's drummer, and Romin and Roa arrived, having also been brought to the Garden, and Tyler explained he had left RoaRomin and joined Nail due to Roa mistreating him. Yuga was eager to Duel Tyler, but Roa decided to Duel Tyler instead. Yuga was impressed by both Duelists' strategies and flair, and he watched as Tyler pushed Roa into a corner. Roa then sang a song to Tyler about how he was his friend, before defeating him with "Royal Rebel's Invasion". After Tyler's loss Nail dropped him down a trapdoor as he had Nekoyama, but Roa tried to save his friend, claiming he was hopeless without him. Romin then revealed to Yuga, Luke and Gavin that Roa had wanted to ask Yuga to make a high-performance drumming robot, a fact that Luke blurted out despite their efforts to stop him and that caused Tyler to refuse Roa's help and swear revenge. After they were returned to the surface, Roa departed, and Yuga asked if he still wanted him to make the drumming robot. Roa amended his request to a drum-shaped Duel Disk, though he denied waiting for Tyler to return.[24] That night Yuga dreamed of the Dueling robot again when it came to help him open the door to a new world that Otes had mentioned, and he decided that was the key Otes had asked him to find, waking up and beginning work on the blueprints immediately, though he tripped over the charging Kaizo.[25]

Yuga named his concept the "Super Rush Robot", and he told Luke, Romin and Gavin about it the next day. Romin suggested Yuga needed to dispose of some of his useless Roads, though Yuga denied that any of them were useless, including Kaizo, who he intended to use as the cooling system in the robot's crotch, much to Kaizo's displeasure. Kaizo hopped out of the Road Laboratory in a huff, and when Yuga and the others followed him out, they found four Comforting Harmonious Massage Chairs that Luke quickly convinced them to try. However, as soon as they did they were taken into the Garden of Curiosity, where Yuga was challenged to a Rush Duel by Seatbastian, the A.I. that operated Nail's massage chair. Seatbastian vowed to put Yuga in his rightful place, while Yuga was impressed by Seatbastian's Robot Mode. Seatbastian only Summoned three 0 ATK monsters on his first turn, and though Yuga brought out enough monsters to defeat him, Seatbastian destroyed all of their monsters and forced them to discard cards from their Deck with "Collapsing Chairs". Seatbastian lectured Yuga on the importance of chairs and the worth of humans that sat on them, denouncing Yuga as only worthy of sitting on a bicycle seat like the one Kaizo was contained in, combining "Throne of Darkness" and "Dahut, Dark Ruler of the Chair" to raise the ATK of the latter to 4000. Yuga was able to survive the attack with "Curtain of Sparks", and he brought out "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn. Angered at being unable to finish Yuga off, Seatbastian returned "Sevens Road Magician" to Yuga's hand with "Power of Throne" and hid it in Kaizo, then hid the rest of the cards in Yuga's hand in duplicates of Kaizo, challenging him to pick Kaizo out from the copies to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician" back to his field. He revealed that he had been the one who stole Kaizo's data and taunted Yuga over the fear Kaizo had felt when he did, much to Yuga's anger. Yuga's friends insisted Kaizo wasn't useless, and Yuga declared that he'd be able to find his own Road, successfully picking him out of the copies and returning "Sevens Road Magician" to his field. He defeated Seatbastian, who began to repeat himself as Yuga and the others were returned to the surface. Afterwards Yuga moved Kaizo in his designs of the Super Rush Robot, but to the robot's posterior as a deodorizer, much to Kaizo's dismay.[25]

Yosh asked Luke for advice at school one day, but after he did, they were all dropped into the Garden of Curiosity to Duel Number Six, the Goha executive who had appeared during Yuga's Duel with Roa. Yuga was eager to Duel her, but lost the game of Rock-paper-scissors they played to decide to Yosh, who had fallen into the Garden with them. By this point, Yuga had suspected that Number Six was really Mimi, and his suspicions were confirmed when she used Mimi's Bubble Era monsters to gain LP on her first turn, something Romin and Gavin also noticed, though Luke remained oblivious. Although Yosh was unable to make use of his Field Spell as he had against Luke, he was able to destroy all of Mimi's monsters and inflict significant damage, Mimi brought out "Dian Keto the Boogie Master" on her next turn and destroyed all of Yosh's monsters, reducing him to 100 LP and urging him to surrender. Yosh refused to do so, as he wanted to find his dreams in the Duel, and he dreamed to be as strong as his mother, who still had big dreams even as an adult. He defeated Mimi with "Beast Gear King Convoy Liogon", but passed out after his victory and Number Six caught him as her helmet shattered, revealing that she was indeed Mimi, though Yuga had not expected that she was also Yosh's mother. They were all then penalized, which Nail explained was due to the system recognizing her as one of Yuga's friends. After they returned to the surface, Mimi asked them not to divulge her identity to Yosh and admitted that she had been happy to be called Yuga's friend, though she would still oppose them as a Goha employee.[26] Yuga explained the situation to Yosh at school the next day, while keeping Mimi's identity secret from her son.[27]

After school, Yuga called all his friends who had also been penalized by Mimi's loss to the Road Laboratory so he could explain what had happened. To his joy, everyone volunteered to help him, but he, Luke and Gavin were then dropped into the Garden of Curiosity again, with Romin and Saburamen also falling in with them. They encountered "Advisor M", who Yuga realized was Mimi, and she told them that Nail's haven was in the Gate of Curiosity. After three hours of fruitless searching, Saburamen found the Out of This World Ramen ramen shop ran by Celestia Noodlina, who claimed to be an alien. After Celestia served them ramen, she challenged them to a Duel, which Saburamen accepted. Saburamen gained an early lead, but the damage she took caused Celestia to reveal that her ship was powered by her LP, much to Yuga's shock. Celestia pushed Saburamen into a corner, and Gavin and Luke realized he was worrying over something. Saburamen blurted out that he couldn't decide whether to win the Duel, or spare Celestia and travel outer space with her in search of ramen. Yuga admitted he would chose outer space, but it was Saburamen's decision to make and his road to take. Reinvigorated by his new road, Saburamen defeated Celestia, who bid them goodbye before being retrieved by her mothership. Yuga was unfazed by the revelation that Celestia may have been an alien after all, and suggested they continue looking for the Gate of Curiosity.[27]

Luke decided to treat his friends to a meal at the A.I. Restaurant using the coupons Mimi had given him, though his power caused some difficulties around the restaurant. While they were eating, Yuga asked Luke about his wristwatch, as he had been thinking about Luke's power and how he'd never stopped his Duel Disk from working when he Dueled. As Luke gave Yuga the wristwatch, a waiter Drone splashed water on Luke and took him away to clean him up. After Luke had been gone for a while, the holograms in their VIP room began to break down, and their screens showed Luke Rush Dueling Grimes, who was cheating again and forcing Luke to draw cards. Romin and Gavin believed Luke would be fine, as he could use his power to stop Grimes's cheating, but Yuga explained he believed the power was connected to his wristwatch. After Yuga and Gavin failed to get the door open themselves, Yuga was able to use Kaizo to lever the door open and they managed to get to the dishwashing room as Grimes prepared to Deck out Luke. Yuga tried to invoke the power of Luke's watch, but he, Romin and Gavin were all unable to, so Luke decided to defeat Grimes with skill instead, and he was able to stop Grimes's combo with a Trap Card, then defeat him on his next turn with three of his ace monsters. After the Duel, Yuga tricked Grimes into revealing where the Gate of Curiosity was and Luke used his power to open the reinforced door, causing Yuga to note that only Luke seemed to be able to use the watch on command. Grimes was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail, and Yuga and his friends headed to the Gate of Curiosity.[28]

When they reached the Gate, all of them expected to face a challenge, but to Yuga's surprise the Gate contained a street of shops staffed by Drones, selling products branded with Nail's philosophy of providence. Gavin suggested they use the shops to learn more about Nail, a sentiment the Drones encouraged, so Yuga began asking around at the shops, only to have difficulty with the strange definitions and products the Drones had, including a blank fortune that a Drone told Yuga represented the destiny he had to make for himself. After briefly seeing himself with his "Sevens Road" monsters and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", Yuga believed he had gained some understanding of Nail's providence and Nail himself despite his friends' confusion over the subject and he became even more eager to Rush Duel Nail. They entered Nail's haven to find it in ruins, though this was quickly revealed to be Solid Vision as Nail and Seatbastian came out to meet them. Leaving Kaizo with Romin, Yuga admitted he had come to understand Nail's providence and wanted to Rush Duel him, though to his surprise Nail claimed they wouldn't be able to have that Duel, as Yuga had no chance of winning. Nail started simply with his "Femtron" and two Set cards, which Yuga tried to destroy with "Wave Crest Madoor", though Nail used "Trap Hole" to save his other Trap. Yuga Tribute Summoned "Sevens Road Magician" and increased its ATK significantly, inflicting severe damage to Nail, though he simply used his other Trap, "Quantum Hole", to draw more cards. Nail claimed that everything was under they sway of all creation, and that this was providence, continually Summoning monsters and cycling through his cards. He told Yuga that providence created everything in the universe, shocking Yuga, and proceeded to perform a Maximum Summon to bring out "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor‎‎‎‎", terrifying Yuga. "Yggdrago" destroyed "Sevens Road Magician" and defeated Yuga in one attack, bringing him to his knees.[29] Nail explained that he had installed Maximum Summoning by using the code gap that Yuga had left in the code of Rush Dueling and sent them back to the surface, leaving them all with two penalties.[14]

Although his friends promised to help him find a way to defeat Maximum Summoning, Yuga left Kaizo and his phone at the Road Laboratory and went walking through the city. He found himself at Roa's apartment, and Romin called Roa looking for Yuga, so Yuga asked Roa to conceal his presence. Roa agreed to, and he asked Yuga to tell him about Maximum Summoning, having learned that Nail used it to defeat him. Yuga explained about the code gap he'd left, having intended for more fun rules to be added, and Roa suggested he was frustrated at having the opportunity stolen. Roa derided the man who had been chosen by Otes losing his resolve over a single loss, and despite Yuga trying to laugh it off as bad luck, Roa grabbed Yuga by the collar and angrily asked if this was all his desire to become King of Duels amounted to. Soon afterwards both of them were penalized three more times, and Yuga worried that his friends were in trouble a rushed back to the Road Laboratory, apologizing to Roa as he left. Yuga found Luke, Gavin and Romin at the Road Laboratory and apologized to them, but was shocked to learn they had all Dueled and defeated Otes to find a way to defeat Maximum, causing the penalties. They asked Yuga to accept their feelings of resolve and encouraged him to win, and Yuga agreed.[14] To Yuga's shock, his friends suggested he install Maximum Summoning himself to combat Nail's, and they offered their own Duel ID cards to him to rewrite them into Maximum Monsters. Yuga refused, as he didn't want to erase his friends' accounts, something they found amusing as they had assumed Yuga would eagerly agree to their proposition. Luke reassured Yuga that protecting Rush Dueling was more important, even more than his own dream of becoming the King of Duels, and he told Yuga that he wanted to see what lay beyond his road. Convinced by his friends' wishes, Yuga hacked into their Duel Disks and Romin's Duel Guitar to enable voice command mode, allowing them to eject the cards once Gavin took out the Goha Enterprises Drone that tried to penalize them. Yuga added his friends' ID cards to his Deck, planning to rewrite them during his next Duel using Real-Time Rush Duel Programming.[30]

Yuga took his friends and Kaizo to the Goha Duel Museum as he had always wanted to go, something Gavin suggested was in case he lost to Nail again. As they visited the Duel History exhibit, Nail approached them, admitting he hadn't expected to see them here. After Nail made some disparaging remarks about Luke and told them to enjoy the Duel Museum while they could, Yuga challenged Nail to a Duel, revealing his five penalties and warning Nail that they didn't intend to let him end Rush Dueling. Nail accepted Yuga's challenge, declaring that this would be the last Rush Duel. Wary of Nail's "Yggdrago", Yuga played defensively with "Bascule the Moving Fortress" and prepared "Magiquartet Shock" to destroy "Yggdrago" when Nail Summoned it. Nail told Yuga that his roads and Rush Dueling were insignificant compared to providence, and he quickly amassed the cards he needed to Maximum Summon "Yggdrago", taking them to the roof of the Goha Main Office to continue the Duel. Yuga attempted to destroy "Yggdrago" with "Magiquartet Shock", but "Yggdrago" proved to be immune to his Trap and Nail explained that a Maximum Monster was three monsters combined as one, with three effects as a result. Nail used the second effect of "Yggdrago" to destroy "Bascule" as he had "Sevens Road Magician" in their last Duel, and switched Yuga's "Straynge Cat" into Attack Position with the final effect of "Yggdrago", though Yuga was able to survive unscathed with his "Trick Guard". Though he had survived the turn, Yuga knew that conventional means wouldn't be enough for him to defeat Nail and he had no choice but to use his own Maximum. To his relief, he drew his friends' three Duel ID cards on his next turn, and they were rewritten into his Maximum Monsters. Showing the cards to Nail, Yuga explained how his friends had entrusted their accounts to him, but then his Real-Time Rush Duel Programming began to take a toll on his Duel Disk. Kaizo then leapt out of Romin's arms and indicated that Yuga should use him to complete his installation. Yuga was initially reluctant, as doing so would erase Kaizo, but after Kaizo hit him over the head and indicated Nail, Yuga remembered that winning the Duel would return Kaizo's original data, Yuga connected him to his Duel Disk, stabilizing the installation. Yuga's friends then joined him in Maximum Summoning his new Maximum Monster, "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord".[30]

Although Yuga used the first effect of "Magnum Overlord" to increase its ATK higher than that of "Yggdrago", Nail used "Absurd Discharge" to protect "Yggdrago" and damage Yuga as well, though it failed to destroy "Magnum Overlord" due to its own Trap immunity. Yuga made use of the unique properties of his Maximum Monster to negate the attack of "Yggdrago" on his next turn by returning it to his hand to activate "Emergency Return", but before he could Maximum Summon it again, Nail returned his hand to his Deck using his "Paradigm Shift" Trap, forcing Yuga to oppose Nail without his Maximum. Yuga combined "Sevens Road Magician" with "Sevens Road Witch" and "Road Magic - Tectonic Shift" in an attempt to destroy "Yggdrago" and defeat Nail, but Nail was once again able to prevent "Yggdrago" from being destroyed and restore his LP to 4000, much to Yuga's frustration. Nail destroyed "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn with the effect of "Yggdrago" and attacked "Sevens Road Witch", but Yuga was able to use "Magical Switch" to have "Sevens Road Magician" take the attack instead, allowing him to survive with 100 LP. To Yuga's surprise, Seatbastian then reported that their Duel had caused many of the elementary students in Goha City to declare their support of Yuga and become penalized as he was, inspiring Yuga to win the Duel for them. As he hadn't drawn his Maximum again, Yuga resorted to using several effects to draw cards, and despite Nail destroying his "Necromaid Nana", Yuga was able to draw the final Maximum Monster with "Silent Learning" after seeing Nail's Set "Pair Annihilation". To his shock, Nail used another "Paradigm Shift" to return his Maximum cards to his Deck again, and Yuga only redrew one of them. Yuga then heard Luke's voice from within the card that had been sourced from his Duel ID, telling him that they were with him. Declaring that his Maximum represented his three closest friends, Yuga used "Kuripotriple" to draw two more cards, and he drew his other two Maximum Monsters, allowing him to finally Maximum Summon "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord" again. As he used its ability to increase its ATK again, Nail reminded Yuga that he'd seen his "Pair Annihilation", which he could use to end the Duel in a DRAW and still penalize Yuga, but Yuga revealed the final ability of "Magnum Overlord", increasing its ATK by the difference in their LP and allowing it to destroy "Yggdrago" and defeat Nail.[31]

As he had agreed, Nail returned Kaizo's body and data to Yuga, though Kaizo had no memory of the time it had spent in the Duel Bicycle. Nail also revealed that he had been Dueling under the same conditions as Yuga, and his account had been terminated with his loss. He told Yuga that his Rush Duels had immense potential and thanked him for opening the door to a new world. As he did so, Yuga's Maximum Monsters faded, restoring Luke, Romin and Gavin's ID cards.[31]

Goha #6 Elementary[edit]

Yuga went to school early one day, going to the roof to remember his Duel with Nail. Romin and Gavin came to see Yuga, and he thanked them for helping him win. Kaizo then arrived, crying that something bad had happened. To Yuga's surprise, Luke had turned the Student Council Room into a clubroom for his new Luke Club and he dubbed Yuga the first member, but Yuga declined Luke's invitation to join, as clubs weren't something he participated in. Throughout the day, Yuga saw Luke trying to recruit members for his Club, including when he passionately defended Rush Dueling to the sports players. After school, Yuga, Romin, and Gavin eavesdropped on Luke through the door and listened to him laughing. They found him Dueling himself, and Yuga was intrigued by the "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias" card that Luke was holding. Having seen Luke's passion, they agreed to join his Club (which Gavin renamed to the Rush Duel Club), with Yuga challenging Luke to a Rush Duel.[32]

Luke received an invitation to the Rush Duel Tournament, so he entered the Rush Duel Club in the tournament and decided they should have a Rush Duel Training Camp to prepare for the tournament. As a club required an advisor to go to a training camp, Nail sent Seatbastian to be their advisor, though Yuga had to keep the peace between him and Kaizo. After meeting with Saburamen, Sushiko, Nick, the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club and the Dueling Insects Club at the campgrounds, Yuga was quickly subjected to Luke's training, though he questioned Luke's logic of letting Romin break early to awaken her rage. When Luke had them chase chickens to keep them quick on their feet, Yuga chased one into the forest, catching it when he met a girl with a digger that had broken down. Impressed by the digger, Yuga managed to fix the loose circuit that had crippled it, much to the girl's joy. She introduced herself as Asana Mutsuba and her digger as R6, and Yuga asked if he could ride R6. Asana agreed to let Yuga ride it, and she taught him how to ride R6, riding with him until the evening. Yuga introduced himself and challenged Asana to a Duel after she revealed she knew who he was, but Asana was called away and she bid him farewell. Yuga told Luke, Gavin and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club about Asana at the cabin, and Diggs revealed that she was likely from Goha #6 Elementary's Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, who they had clashed with over their dig sites, though Yuga didn't believe Asana would do that. They were interrupted by Romin and Sushiko arguing over the television remote, so Yuga suggested they settle the matter with a Rush Duel. Sushiko's sushi Deck initially caused Romin some trouble, but she eventually awakened and made a comeback, but returned to normal after Luke turned on an advertisement for Itamae's Case Files, the show Sushiko wanted to watch, which was guest-starring Princess G, the guitarist who had given Romin her "Prima Guitarna the Shining Superstar" card. To Yuga's shock, Sushiko defeated Romin, though they held little bad blood between them and Nick came in with dinner for all of them after the Duel.[33] On the third day at the camp, after everyone else had left, Yuga, Luke, Romin, and Gavin were stranded at the cabin due to a massive trench that had been dug around it, and they were out of food due to Luke eating it all the previous night. Yuga tried testing the depth of the trench by dropping Kaizo into it, much to the Drone's displeasure, and he also sent Kaizo to get help from Seatbastian and the manager. Gavin also pointed out that Rayne and Rino were on their way as well, but neither Kaizo nor the twins came to the cabin. They were finally rescued that evening by Galian Townsend from the Heavy Cavalry Club, and afterwards they went to find Kaizo for failing to come back for them.[34]

After the training camp, Gavin showed Yuga and Romin a postcard from Rayne and Rino, who were apparently on holiday at the hot springs, though Yuga was skeptical given the altered image and also noticed that it had been sent from Goha #6 Elementary.[35][36] Luke then arrived with their entry form for the Rush Duel Tournament, but when they examined they realized it read "Trumpet Duet Tournament" instead. As his friends argued over the predicament they'd found themselves in, Yuga noticed that the Tournament would be held at the old Goha #6 Elementary campus and suggested that the Rush Duel Club compete after all, a sentiment Gavin and Seatbastian agreed with given the club had already submitted an entry notice. They decided to ask the Concert Band Club for help despite Luke's misgivings, only to find themselves attacked by the club members before the club president, Luke's sister Tiger, returned. After they explained the situation to Tiger, she agreed to help them if they could defeat her, offering them several martial arts weapons. Yuga instead chose his Duel Disk, challenging Tiger to a Rush Duel, and she accepted despite Luke's warning that Tiger had defeated him in their youth. Tiger took the first turn, and Yuga was impressed by her efficient strategy that managed to get three high-Level "Trumpetonfa the Music Princesss" on the field in one turn; Tiger herself claimed that breath was the core of all martial arts, which was why she had come to the Concert Band Club. Yuga opposed Tiger with "Sevens Road Magician", setting up "Curtain of Sparks" to defend him on his next turn, but almost lost the Duel when Tiger tried to lower the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" drastically with the effect of her "Nuncharinet the Music Princess", though fortunately she was unable to excavate the right card to trigger it. Tiger's ace monster, "Ensembullfighter the Music Fiend" prevented Yuga from using his Trap, allowing her to destroy "Sevens Road Magician" and drastically reduce his LP. Tiger asked Yuga what he sought at the conclusion of his road, and Yuga told her that it was smiles (despite Luke's belief that it was the title of King of Duels. Yuga was able to make a comeback with "Bendorbreak the Conqueror", reducing the ATK of "Ensembullfighter" low enough for him to defeat Tiger. After the Duel, Tiger explained that she had seen his Rush Duel with Luke and she admitted she thought Yuga would be able to achieve his goal, and she began tutoring them in wind instruments as she had promised.[35]

On the day of the Trumpet Duet Tournament, Yuga and his friends went to the disheveled building where the tournament was being held, only to find many students from Goha #6 Elementary were Rush Dueling there and that the Trumpet Duet Tournament was really the "Dark Rush Duel Tournament", located at the old Goha #6 campus and organized by former Goha #6 Elementary Student Council president Janko Entant, who all recognized Yuga. To Yuga's surprise, Janko had an odd seizure that he explained was due to his body requiring cards to draw, and he explained how the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club had kicked him out of the Student Council. Janko challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel, but before Yuga could accept Janko's challenge, Luke, angered that his instrument practice had been for nothing, challenged Janko to a Rush Duel to punish him. Yuga was impressed to see that Janko used an ant-based Deck, accidentally making several ant-based buns during the course of the Duel. Janko's tactic of powering up his weaker ant monsters based on their numbers almost defeated Luke, but Luke was able to defeat him with the similarly inspired "Insurrection Dragon".[37] Before the tournament could begin, the wall was broken down by Asana and the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club.[37][38] Yuga and Asana greeted one another, Asana telling Yuga that R6 was happy to see him again, but Asana also had the old campus demolished and her students rounded up, explaining that she detested modifications like Rush Dueling when Yuga asked why she was doing this. Yuga challenged Asana to a Rush Duel to allow her students to Rush Duel freely, a challenge Asana accepted after Janko pointed out it was tradition for their school to do so. To Yuga's surprise, Asana Dueled from R6 in what she called a Heavy Cavalry Duel, and she swiftly overpowered him with her powerful Wyrm monsters, but she found the Duel interesting. Despite Asana's friends, Galian and Chevelle Kayama, trying to downplay this, Yuga encouraged Asana to continue enjoying the Duel, as he was enjoying the Heavy Cavalry Duel as well. He brought out "Raidacross, Hero of the Dusk", using its effect to Special Summon "Sevens Road Witch" and then Special Summoned "Sevens Road Magician", destroying all of Asana's monsters and shocking her with his comeback. But to Yuga's utter shock, Asana admitted on her next turn that she wished they'd met under different circumstances and Maximum Summoned "Wyrm Excavator the Heavy Cavalry Draco", destroying her own Field Spell Card to increase its ATK and defeat Yuga. Asana then informed Yuga of the consequences of his loss; that he and his friends would have to transfer to Goha #6 Elementary with Rayne and Rino, who had been defeated by Galian and forced to transfer as well.[38]

On his first day at Goha #6 Elementary, Yuga was exhausted by the school's traditional morning run. Afterwards, he and Luke noted that Asana had planned to transfer the to the school and they speculated as to where Asana had obtained Maximum Monsters, which Luke theorized had been excavated by the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club. Although Yuga didn't believe Luke's theory, it gave him an idea after he recalled Rayne and Rino telling them that the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club were excavating something, and he spent the day researching in the library. Yuga learned about the Abandoned Dorm and the mine it contained, and theorized that the secret of Asana's Maximum was there, so he planted Roads around the school with Kaizo's help to aid students who had trouble with the morning run, knowing it would likely anger the traditionalist Heavy Cavalry Duel Club enough to send them to the Abandoned Dorm.[36] He also learned about R0, the Mutsuba-style Mobile Duel Device that her family had created before it was outcompeted by Duel Disks, and hoped to find it for Asana.[39] After school that day, Kaizo came to Yuga in disguise to inform him of their progress while their friends concealed the Drone, and Yuga suggested they challenge the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club to a Rush Duel for the freedom to Rush Duel freely. Gavin challenged Galian to a Rush Duel, both to return to Goha 7th and to avenge Rayne's loss to him. Although Galian was able to damage Gavin on his first turn, Gavin was able to gain an early lead with "Yamiruler the Dark Delayer", though Galian in turn made a comeback by flipping "Yamiruler" face-down to dispel its effect and Special Summoning "Shield Boring Kong" to destroy it and increase its own ATK. Fortunately, Gavin was able to block the attack of Shield Boring Kong", something that prompted Yuga and Luke to agree that Gavin was Gavin even if he wasn't the Student Council President anymore, and Gavin defeated Galian with "Semeruler the Dark Summoner", also destroying Galian's Heavy Cavalry, GG03. After the Duel Galian reminisced on how he had helped raise Asana and he left Goha #6 Elementary, but Asana refused to allow Yuga and his friends to leave after discovering that Yuga and Kaizo's Roads. Just as Yuga had planned, Asana sent them to the Abandoned Dorm, where Yuga explained to his friends that he had wanted to be sent there to gain access to the mine.[36]

As they worked at the mine, Yuga created Roads disguised as Kaizo and Seatbastian and sent the real Drones to ask Nail where Asana had obtained her Maximum Monsters and if he could borrow "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor" in the event he was unable to recreate "Magnum Overlord".[40][41] Galian joined them in their labors, having decided to start from the basics. When they broke for lunch, Yuga explained his plan to Gavin and Romin, though they had to stop the oblivious Luke when he tried to get a massage from Seatbastian. Later that day an alarm went off, causing the group to realize that Kaizo and Seatbastian had escaped successfully, and Yuga and his friends seized their chance to escape into the mine, using their Duel Disk lights to see in the darkness.[40] Yuga tried to keep track of their movements by scattering parts from Kaizo's repair kit, but this plan was foiled by the unwitting Luke picking them up and using them to make a monster, and they quickly became lost. Fortunately, Kaizo returned with Hunt Goto and a message from Nail explaining that he had not created Asana's "Wyrm Excavator", but that the answer might lie in the underground mine where a cache of prototyp Duel Disks had been abandoned; Hunt had been sent to aid in finding the cache, and succeeded in uncovering an underground hallway.[42] As they moved through the tunnels, Rayne tripped and Yuga caught her before speculating as to why Asana was trying to crush Rush Duels and claiming that he wanted to bring smiles to Goha #6 Elementary, acknowledging when Rayne asked him that he was motivated for Asana's sake in a way. They then arrived at the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum, where Chevelle and Trapigeon were waiting for them with an exhausted Galian, who declared his intention to challenge them to prevent them from passing with his place at Goha #6 Elementary on the line, but collapsed from weakness. Rayne caught him and abruptly challenged Yuga and his friends in Galian's place. Rino asked to Duel Rayne, and Yuga agreed, though he was confused throughout the Duel as to the twins' motivations. Rino was eventually able to end the Duel in a DRAW, allowing Galian to remain at Goha 6th but preventing Yuga and his friends from passing unless they had another Duel.[43] Luke challenged Chevelle to a Duel, feeling responsible for getting tricked into their current situation, but to everyone's shock Chevelle explained that Trapigeon would be making the moves for him. Trapigeon Set three cards on his first turn, which Yuga speculated to be Traps given Chevelle's nature and Trapigeon's name, though even Yuga was a little exasperated at how gullible Luke was acting. Although Luke had a strong first turn, Trapigeon's Trap Cards soon mentally wore him down, much to Yuga's concern, though they were eventually able to get through to Luke. Chevelle also made a move on his own, causing him to squabble with Trapigeon and allowing Luke to defeat them with "Miragias". After the Duel, Luke continued speaking in bird noises, which Yuga and Gavin translated for Romin as they moved deeper into the tunnels.[44]

Eventually they reached the mine, and Yuga began uncovering prototype Duel Disks with Hunt's assistance, explaining that he believed Asana had created her Maximum cards from the Duel ID cards contained within. They managed to extract three Duel ID cards from the prototype Duel Disks, so Yuga decided to use them in his Deck instead of "Yggdrago" in the event Asana Dueled him again. Asana arrived soon afterwards, confirming Yuga's deductions and explaining that the Duel ID cards in the Duel Disks were largely faulty, fragmenting at a touch. She challenged Yuga to another Rush Duel, agreeing to honor her original promise if he won, but warning that Rush Dueling would be banned in elementary schools across Goha City if she won. Yuga accepted the Duel, believing it to be a match that he couldn't avoid, though he played cautiously on his first turn by Setting all the cards in his hand. He urged Asana to bring out her Maximum, and she obliged him, flipping his "Straynge Cat" into Attack Position and bringing out "Wyrm Excavator", though Yuga was able to avoid taking damage with "Trick Guard". On his next turn, Asana urged Yuga to Summon "Yggdrago", but he revealed that "Yggdrago" wasn't in his Deck, much to her disappointment. After Asana admitted that she had hoped she would be able to Duel him equally, Yuga explained that he was betting on the Duel ID cards he had already added to his Deck. Using the effect of his "Amazing Dealer", Yuga was able to discard three cards and successfully draw all three Duel ID cards, changing them into "Magnum Overlord" and Maximum Summoning it. Yuga used both effects of "Magnum Overlord" to increase its ATK, but when he attacked "Wyrm Excavator", Asana used a Trap to reduce its ATK to equal that of "Wyrm Excavator", and to Yuga's horror, both sets of Maximum Monsters began to disintegrate due to the stress of their battle; Gavin ruling that the owner of the Maximum that disintegrated first would take the ATK of the other as damage.[41] As Yuga encouraged "Magnum Overlord", Asana admitted to him that she'd never had such an exciting Duel, a sentiment that Yuga shared, and both Maximum Monsters ended up disintegrating at the same time, allowing the Duel to continue. As Asana brought out "Constructor Wyrm Buildragon", R6 began to break down and Yuga asked if Asana hadn't repaired it recently. Asana explained that the parts for Heavy Cavalry were no longer made and that due to their traditionalism they refused to use other parts, as this would count as modifying it. She also confirmed that she had made a bargain with Goha Enterprises to have the parts remanufactured if she was able to crush Rush Dueling. Yuga was able to fend off Asana's attacks and brought out "Steel Mech Lord Mirror Innovator" on his next turn and explained its effect to Asana, who used a Trap to prevent Machines from attacking to stop it. However, Yuga used "Type Change Beam" to change "Mirror Innovator" into a Spellcaster monster, allowing him to combine its effect with "Road Magic - Uplifter" to increase its ATK high enough to defeat Asana. His final attack destroyed R6 despite the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club working to hold it together, and Yuga was horrified when Asana was blasted into the air by the explosion, though fortunately she was saved by her friends.[39]

After the Duel, Yuga found what he had been looking for; the room containing R0, which had been modified during its construction as he had suspected. He explained that he had been trying to find it for Asana to make her smile and how one had to modify something as they made it until they got it right, just as he had with Rush Dueling. Asana finally came to accept modification, allowing Rush Dueling to take place at Goha #6 Elementary as promised and allowing Yuga to repair R6 for her. After he did so and Asana drove it proudly, he also repaired GG03 after Galian asked him to.[39][45]

Team Battle Royal[edit]

When Yuga and his friends returned to Goha #7 Elementary, they found the Student Council room covered in vines, and Yuga and Luke began helping Gavin clean up. As they did, Romin learned that Princess G had been fired by Goha Enterprises for liking Rush Dueling and demanded Yuga do something due to it being his format, though Yuga rightfully pointed out that Goha Enterprises were the ones responsible and Romin ran off in a huff. After their new student teacher, Gibumi Purisaki, introduced herself, Luke and Gavin came over during recess, with Luke claiming that Gibumi was Princess G, though Yuga was skeptical. To his shock, Romin decided to quit Rush Dueling, and though Yuga didn't want her to, he acknowledged that it was her decision. After Gibumi bumped into Romin and told her not to give up what she loved, Romin challenged Yuga to a final Rush Duel and Yuga eagerly accepted. Despite setting up a strong defense on his first turn, Romin quickly depleted Yuga's field of monsters and inflicted significant damage to him with "Folder Blitz the Infinite Dream", and Yuga praised her efforts and asked if this was why she couldn't stop Rush Dueling. On his next turn, Yuga brought out "Bendorbreak the Conqueror", "Savage Claw Tiger" and "Lightning Voltcondor", intending to weaken Romin's monsters with the effect of "Voltcondor", but she used her "Angry Rock" Trap to prevent him from using the effect of "Voltcondor" and strengthen her monsters enough to survive. However after hearing a piano melody playing in the next room, Romin combined her "D" with her other cards to bring out both "Prima Guitarna the Shining Superstar" and "Esperade the Smashing Superstar" while arranging her LP to be able to use both of their effects, destroying all of Yuga's monsters and defeating him with her new Jam playstyle. After the Duel, Yuga praised Romin's new strategy and the possibilities it could bring to Rush Dueling, and Romin decided not to quit Rush Dueling after all.[46]

As Yuga arrived at school one morning, Romin, Luke and Gavin called him over, having learned from some of Yuga and Romin's classmates that a Maximum Monster had been found in a booster pack. Yuga, Luke and Gavin discussed the matter and the notion that Goha Enterprises were acknowledging Rush Dueling, only for Rayne to inform them that she was graduating from the Student Council and Sogetsu Style, much to their collective shock. Gavin refused to allow Rayne to graduate unless she could defeat him in a Rush Duel, so Yuga, Romin and Rino all attended the graduation ceremony. As the Duel continued and Rayne gradually pressured Gavin, Yuga was surprised by her flippant and dramatic attitude, particularly when Rino called his sister crazy. Gavin was eventually able to defeat Rayne with his new ace monster, "Icezark the Unequaled", but Rayne still left his service despite seeing the error of her ways. Although Gavin allowed her to go, he was still feeling down after the Duel and Yuga and Romin tried to cheer him up, only to find the school had been painted blue by the power-crazed Luke and Kaizo, who had replaced Rayne on the Student Council. After Tiger put Luke in his place, a girl resembling Celestia Noodlina appeared on the school's videoscreen, calling herself Sweets Kakoko and announcing the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, prompting Yuga to wonder if Goha Enterprises really were trying to legitimize Rush Dueling.[47] As participants would enter in teams of three, Yuga opted not to participate as he didn't want to get in the way of the dreams of his friends despite the tournament reportedly crowning the winner King of Duels, but when he told them so while repairing Kaizo, Luke almost hit him and ran off, with Romin and Gavin pursuing him. They returned at the end of the day, having gone to the Mutsuba's mine to search for Maximum Monsters, though they'd been unable to find any. Instead, Luke claimed that they'd found Yuga's true feelings and he asked Yuga to support them during the tournament; Yuga replied that he would.[45]

Yuga accompanied Luke, Romin and Gavin to Goha Stadium for their registration, but as Luke tried to get Yuga to join his team, Yuga, Romin and Gavin noticed a cloaked man in the crowd and pursued him into the stadium, but instead found Mimi cosplaying as Goha-kun. Mimi abruptly asked Yuga if the tournament had been his idea, alerting Yuga to the fact that the tournament hadn't been Goha Enterprises's plan, though Luke called them away to register before they could ask Mimi any further questions. As Luke, Romin and Gavin registered as "Team Lukeking Lukekings", Yuga overheard Chevelle and Galian protesting over the tournament staff's refusal to allow Trapigeon to take Asana's place in the tournament as she'd come down with a fever. Luke eventually suggested that Yuga enter the tournament with Galian and Chevelle in Asana's place, though Yuga was still reluctant to do so. The cloaked man then approached them and revealed himself to be Otes, challenging Yuga to a Duel while cryptically hinting at the true purpose of the tournament. Although he was wary that Otes was trying to manipulate him, Yuga still accepted his challenge. Otes opposed Yuga with "Summoned Skull", which Yuga was able to destroy with his "Sevens Road Magician" and "Sevens Road Witch" combo, but Otes revived "Summoned Skull" to block the attack of "Sevens Road Witch". Otes destroyed all of Yuga's monsters on his next turn and reduced him to 200 LP, warning him that he was in danger of stopping on his Road and allowing Rush Dueling to become as static as Goha Dueling in the future. Admitting that he had a duty to prevent that from happening, Yuga used "Sevens Road Warlock" to retreive "Sevens Road Witch" and "Sevens Road Magician", and though Otes returned the monsters in Yuga's Graveyard to his Deck to prevent him from powering up "Sevens Road Magician" with its effect, Yuga was instead able to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" with "Sevens Twin Burst" and defeat Otes. After the Duel he decided not to ask Otes what he'd meant by the tournament's true purpose and instead learn it for himself in the tournament, agreeing to join Galian and Chevelle's team. Before they registered, Otes was arrested due to his disqualification from the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament and he told Yuga that the Road he needed to take would always be in his heart.[48]

Goha President gave a speech at the opening ceremonies of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, causing Yuga to realize that Mimi had become the new President. Roa, Tyler and Toombs then interrupted Mimi's speech and Roa challenged Mimi to a Duel for the right to talk to Otes. Yuga watched the ensuing Duel with Galian, Chevelle and Trapigeon as Roa was pushed into a corner by Mimi's new Deck, which countered his Tribute strategy. Roa was able to counterattack by bringing out his two ace monsters, "Royal Rebel's Heavy Metal" and "Royal Rebel's Invasion", but to Yuga's shock he Tributed them for a new monster, "Royal Rebel's Doom Metal", which he used to defeat Mimi. However, Otes had escaped and Tyler and Toombs left Roa for his mistreatment of them. Chevelle and Galian had to leave the tournament as well, having been called to Asana's side by Caterpillio Zomyoji, though Yuga reassured them it was fine.[49] Before they left, Galian gave Yuga a Duel ID card that Asana had found in her mine, which she had wanted to give to him in person.[50] With both Yuga and Roa without a team, Romin suggested they team up, and Yuga convinced Roa to accept his offer by confirming that he also wanted to know what Otes was up to. As they still needed a third team member, Yuga chose to make up the difference by calling Nail, whose account was restored for the tournament.[49]

Yuga, Roa and Nail quickly rose to the top of the leaderboard as Team YugaNail with R. During the first day of the tournament, Roa and Nail gave Yuga two Maximum Monsters that they had acquired from a fan and from Nail's investigations into the Maximum Monsters respectively and Yuga added them and the blank Duel ID card that Asana had given him to his Deck. After a string of victories, Yuga took Roa and Nail to the Ramen Hut, where Nail tasted Rush Ramen for the first time and became enamored with it; Luke, Romin and Gavin arrived afterwards and Luke expressed anger over Yuga "abandoning" him, much to Yuga's confusion. Luke rage prompted them all to discuss the Maximum Monsters circulating in the tournament and Otes' motives, but their discussions were interrupted by Hunt, Diggs and Kaseki, the former of whom had become suddenly wealthy and who challenged Yuga to a one-on-one Duel. Yuga accepted the Duel after Roa and Nail gave him permission to, though Hunt quickly gained an LP advantage on him by combining "Upstart Goblin" and "Zenigebazauls". Yuga was able to dismantle Hunt's field with "Ice Age Catapult", but to his surprise Hunt Maximum Summoned "Great Imperial Dinocarriage Dynarmix" and almost defeated Yuga, though Yuga was able to hang on with "Curtain of Sparks". Rayne then arrived and revealed that Hunt, Diggs and Kaseki had been distributing the Maximum Monsters, which Diggs and Kaseki further admitted Hunt had created from strip-mining Maximum Mountain of the prototype Duel Disks there. Hunt believed he would win, as Yuga didn't have a Maximum, but Yuga noted that he'd never said he didn't have one, and revealed his possession of "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan", Maximum Summoning it and using its effects to reduce the ATK of "Dynarmix" and Hunt's LP, before defeating Hunt. After the Duel, Yuga noted that it would have been difficult for Hunt to have excavated all the Duel Disks from Maximum Mountain on his own, and Hunt admitted that he'd had help from an individual who called himself "Goha 66".[50]

Yuga and his friends decided to investigate Goha 66; Yuga, Roa and Nail went to Nexus to search Goha Enterprises database for any mention of them, while Luke, Romin and Gavin headed to Maximum Mountain. Nail's efforts proved unsuccessful, so they returned to the Ramen Hut to take a break, only for Roa to notice that the legend of the King of Duels was on the wall and they asked the shopkeeper why the legend was there, but he only laughed.[51] Rayne arrived and suggested that the shopkeeper was Otes, though by this point Yuga had spotted that the old man was laughing at a comedy routine on his phone and cleared up the misunderstanding. After the shopkeeper calmed down and Rayne left, they asked the shopkeeper about why the legend of the King of Duels was in his restaurant, and he explained that it had been given to him by a customer as payment a long time ago, though he didn't remember who. Yuga, Nail and Roa didn't believe him and tried to intimidate him into remembering, but instead he gave up the secret plan of Goha 66; to create a final firework as they retired from Goha Enterprises.[52] As they left the restaurant, Trapigeon delivered them a note from Luke, explaining that Goha 66 intended to gain access to the main server located in Maximum Mountain to take control of Goha Enterprises, information that even Nail didn't know. They continued participating in the tournament, Nail defeating Braun Honya in a Duel, and after their victory Trapigeon delivered them a message reading "My best, most awesome plan to take over Goha". Flash Umiko then announced that Yuga's team were in the lead of the tournament with 770 points, and would have a series of final matches the next day with Luke's team on 763 points.[53] Kamome Tere's Hubbel Space Binoculars gave Yuga an idea; whoever had been behind Goha 66 had been trying to divert their attention underground and away from space, so he asked Braun, Leo and Kamome to use their Hubbel Space Binoculars to examine the moon.[54] He and Nail also prepared for the possiblity Rush Dueling would be attacked during the finals by setting it up to be reinstalled during Yuga's Duel, and using Kaizo (who had been found helping Goha 66 by Luke) as a processor.[55]

As they prepared for the finals next day, Nail had Seatbastian, Nekoyama and Grimes examine the data on the tournament for any suspicious activity; Yuga believed that the person who wrote the note was the person who had planned the tournament. They entered Goha Stadium opposite Team Lukeking Lukekings, Yuga and Luke reaffirming their goals to one another. The first match was between Roa and Romin; Roa gaining an early lead over Romin with "Royal Rebel's Doom Metal", but falling behind as Romin used her new Jam strategy against Roa. Roa gained a second wind after Tyler and Toombs returned to support him, bringing out "Heavy Metal" and "Invasion", and Romin was barely able to survive his ace monsters' attacks. On her next turn Romin used the same combo she had used to defeat Yuga in combination with her "Climax Finale" and "Andoll", Yuga joining in chanting the monster's name with the rest of the stadium. Romin defeated Roa, putting the two teams on equal ground, while reconciling with the other members of RoaRomin; Tyler and Toombs offering to help determine who was behind the tournament.[56] The next match was Gavin vs. Nail, a prospect that excited Yuga. Before the Duel he asked Nail if there had been any progress made on the data and Nail confirmed that there hadn't; Roa reassured them that he'd sent Tyler to help them. To Yuga's shock, Gavin unveiled a new "Gakuting" persona in an attempt to evolve Sogetsu Style; Roa explained Gavin's puns to Yuga until Romin told him to shut up. Nail easily Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor" on his first turn and pushed Gavin into a corner, but to Yuga's joy Gavin returned to his usual playstyle and persona on the next turn after a power outage and Tribute Summoned "Kachisuzaku the Unequaled", increasing its ATK past "Yggdrago". Despite Gavin's efforts, Nail prevented the destruction of "Yggdrago", though Yuga still believed that Gavin could make a comeback. He was proven right when Gavin was able to withstand "Yggdrago", though Nail forced him to end the Duel in a DRAW after destroying "Kachisuzaku" with "Tribute to The Doomed". After the Duel Yuga told Nail that his Duel had been super-fun to watch, and Nail admitted to enjoying himself as well. The next match was then announced; Yuga vs. Luke.[57]

Before the Duel Yuga reminded Nail to be ready for whatever happened and Yuga admitted to Luke how happy he was to be Dueling him in the finals. Luke told Yuga not to lose on purpose and Yuga agreed he would fight his hardest. To Yuga's horror however his starting hand consisted of high-Level monsters and he was barely able to change his hand out with "Amazing Dealer", Summon "Sevens Road Magician" and Set some cards. Luke reminded Yuga he said nothing would get in the way of their Duel, not even a bad hand and he Summoned "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" and "Dragorite", destroying "Sevens Road Magician". Before Luke could attack Yuga activated "Surprise Barcode" to prevent further battle damage if he excavated five monsters in the top seven cards of his Deck, and he succeeded in revealing all three parts of "Vast Vulcan". Reminding Luke that he wasn't holding back, Yuga Maximum Summoned "Vast Vulcan" on his next turn and used its effects to damage Luke and reduce the ATK of "Dragias". Yuga hoped to land the final attack, but Luke activated "7 Chance" to draw three cards and gain 3000 LP if he revealed two Level 7 monsters, and he revealed a new ace monster, "Steelstrike Dragon Metagias", gaining enough LP to survive. To Yuga's shock the Solid Vision began to fail again, though he was pleased to learn from Tyler that the Goha Duel Server was being hacked as he finally knew what was happening. Braun, Leo and Kamome then arrived and displayed the footage they'd taken of the moon, which was revealed to have the Goha Duel Server carved into it, and the Rush Duel program at the center in the form of the Super Rush Robot. Roa noticed the Robot was being eroded by Goha Enterprises Drones and Yuga realized this was the true purpose of the tournament Otes had meant and that he was likely behind it; the uninstallation of Rush Dueling.[54] Nail and Gavin suggested stopping the Duel would prevent Rush Dueling from being deleted, but Yuga noted this would also prevent people from Rush Dueling ever again and he and Luke decided to continue the Rush Duel, Yuga letting Nail know that he knew what to do and Yuga himself beginning to reinstall Rush Dueling with Kaizo using Real-Time Duel Programming. To Yuga's shock and amazement, Luke was able to use the effect of "Metagias" in tandem with his "Steel Strike" Trap to destroy "Vast Vulcan", and Yuga brought out "Steel Mech Lord Mirror Innovator" and "Thunderbold the Lightningfire Deity" on his next turn, reviving "Sevens Road Magician" and powering it up. However Luke vowed not to lose and prevented "Metagias" from being destroyed with "Absolute Resistance Barrier", managing to hold on with 100 LP. Luke Summoned "Illusion Strike Dragon Miragias" on his next turn and revived "Dragias", activating the multi-attacking effects of all three. Yuga gradually weathered all of Luke's attacks with his own Level 7 monsters he revived with "Elemental Rush" and when Luke only had one attack left, he returned his monsters to his hand with "Sevens Road Force" and revived "Sevens Road Magician", planning to defeat Luke next turn. To his utter shock his Summon had triggered Luke's "Dragon Encounter" Trap, allowing him to Summon "Dragias" again and attack, destroying "Sevens Road Magician" and defeating Yuga.[55]

Yuga threw a frustrated tantrum after the Duel, as he'd been so sure he'd beat Luke, but regained his composure and admitted it had been a fun Duel as they shook hands. With Luke's victory the Rush Duel program was finally destroyed and Rush Dueling was uninstalled, but to Yuga's joy his efforts to reinstall it had succeeded and he revealed what he and Nail had done. Nail further confirmed that Rush Dueling had been reinstalled in the form of a new Super Rush Robot made from space debris that would be harder to destroy, and as the crowd cheered for Rush Dueling and Gavin and Romin congratulated Yuga and Luke on immortalizing it, Yuga gave Luke the thumbs up before watching his coronation as King of Duels.[55]

Goha 6 Siblings[edit]

Following his Duel with Luke, Yuga had Asana reinforce his "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan" cards.[58] After dreaming about the Super Rush Robot saving him, Luke, Romin and Gavin from a meteor, Yuga watched a newstory on the Robot at the Road Laboratory until Kaizo told him he'd be late for school. As Yuga rode to school he found Riku and Katsu talking about the robot and he proudly told them its name. After they admitted how much they'd come to love Rush Dueling even more due to the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, Yuga eagerly challenged them to a Rush Duel only to be told off by Rino and Rayne given Rush Dueling on the way to school was forbidden. At school Gavin and Romin showed Yuga how arrogantly Luke was behaving and that he was scaring off potential Rush Duel Club members, though Yuga didn't see it as an issue given everyone was still enjoying Rush Dueling and he was more concerned about Otes' motives, deciding to confront him after school. However he was waylaid by a ladybug on his cheek and sent a terrified message to Kaizo while remaining rooted in one spot with a "HELP" sign until a boy in a chameleon costume took the ladybug off. After apologizing to Kaizo for calling him out for nothing, Yuga talked with the boy, who he dubbed "Swirly" and learned he had been forced to join the Rush Duel Club by Luke. He asked if Swirly hated Rush Dueling, and decided to show him the Hologram Man's chamber as thanks for saving him. At the chamber Yuga called out for Otes, who appeared from The Relic and told Yuga he would have to Duel him to get the answers he wanted. Having expected this, Yuga stated Swirly would be Dueling instead, scaring Swirly into fleeing straight into Luke, Romin and Gavin. After some encouragement from everyone, Swirly agreed to Duel, borrowing Yuga's Deck and Duel Disk despite this being the first time he'd Rush Dueled. Swirly and Otes recreated the opening moves Yuga and Otes had played in their first Duel and Yuga encouraged Swirly to enjoy fighting "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". Swirly was despondent after only drawing one card though he admitted he was enjoying the Duel until Yuga informed him he could draw until he had five cards in his hand. Swirly once again recreated Yuga's moves until he drew with "Mystic Dealer", getting "Sevens Road Wiz" instead of "Sevens Road Magician", but after Yuga encouraged him not to look down when he misunderstood his card effects he used the effect of "Sevens Road Wiz" to reduce the ATK of "Blue-Eyes" to zero and was able to defeat Otes. After the Duel Yuga asked Otes whey he'd tried to uninstall Rush Dueling and Otes coyly asked if Yuga had any proof it was him, adding that it was arguably a benefit given how much stronger Rush Dueling was now before vanishing. At school the next day Luke ran and hid in the clubroom, and Romin and Gavin explained they'd asked Tiger to bring down Luke's ego by leaking his "The☆Lukeman" manga to the Newspaper Club. They found Swirly, who had joined the Rush Duel Club, standing guard for Luke and Yuga speculated Luke had seen a younger version of himself in Swirly.[59]

Romin recruited Yuga and Grimes to wash Swirly, Yosh and the Concert Band Clubmembers costumes and Yuga and Kaizo used Yuga's new air conditioning Road to dry them off. As they did so, a massive spaceship docked with the Goha Enterprises Main Office and the true Goha Presidents, the Goha Siblings, addressed Yuga directly, confirming they were ousting Mimi from the position and challenged Yuga to Rush Duels. After the eldest sibling warned Yuga he would not be able to refuse, Braun called Yuga and revealed the Super Rush Robot was being forced to do stretches by what the Goha Siblings called Forced Gymnastics Armaments; Yuga realized this would eventually shake the robot apart. The eldest sibling confirmed that defeating them all would remove the restraints, but six losses from Yuga and his friends would mean Yuga would become a Goha employee, though Yuga didn't seem to mind. The eldest sibling, Yuro Goha, then challenged Yuga to a Turbo Rush Duel, offering him several machines to use, but Yuga decided to use his own Road with Kaizo and Nail created a racetrack for them to Duel on. Yuro took the first turn, admitting the high-speed nature of Rush Dueling suited him and Yuga agreed. He used "Sevens Road Witch" to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician" and gained an early lead, Setting "Dark Revelation". However on Yuro's next turn he Summoned three powerful WIND monsters as they passed into a dark tunnel, where Yuga and Kaizo had difficulty maneuvering. Despite his monsters having enough ATK to defeat Yuga, Yuro instead lowered their ATK to destroy "Dark Revelation" and attack successfully. Having barely survived, Yuga asked Kaizo to keep helping him and planned to use "Lightning Voltcondor" to weaken Yuro's WIND monster, but was thwarted by Yuro's "Wind First", preventing monsters other than WIND Normal Monsters from attacking while he controlled his "Follow Wing World" Field Spell. Yuga revived "Spell Archer", which qualified to attack, but instead of attacking he used it to activate "Magical Stream" and destroy "Follow Wing World", allowing all his monsters to attack and defeat yuro. After the Duel Yuro deactivated one of the restraints as he'd promised, but was then forced to step down as president by his youngest sibling. Yuga asked Yuro what he would do now, and Yuro reassured him he would enjoy his newfound freedoms before leaving.[60]

Two days later Yuga watched the Super Rush Robot moving on the moon with Romin, Gavin and Kaizo and was taken aback by the passionate arrival of the second eldest Goha Sibling, Yujin Goha, who challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel. Yujin had Nail create an artificial sea for his Duel that Romin nearly fell into, though fortunately she was rescued by Yuro and Yuga asked if she was all right. Yuga asked Yuro why he was at Goha #7 Elementary, and Yuro revealed he'd transferred to the school. After Seatbastian gave Yuga and his friends swimwear Yujin challenged Yuga from the water, but as Yuga couldn't swim Luke took the challenge instead. Yujin began with "Umi" and several Sea Serpent monsters Yuro noted he hadn't seen before, and Yujin claimed to have been given the treasure of the sea by a dolphin he'd met the previous night. After he endured Luke's attacks, Yujin made good on his claim by Summoning "Levia-Dragon - Daedalus" and destroying all other cards on the field, almost defeating Luke and Yuga admitted Yujin's strength was real. Luke was able to comeback with "Steelstrike Dragon Metagias" on his next turn and weaken "Daedalus" with his "Fortitude Dragons", and though Yujin attempted to defeat Luke by drawing "Umi" with his "Dolphin Counter", he drew "Creek" instead and the sea was drained due to Kaizo getting stuck in the plug. Luke defeated Yujin, deactivating the second restraint from the Super Rush Robot.[61]

Yuga, Romin, Kaizo and Swirly watched the Super Rush Robot stretching with the four remaining restraints and Romin believed the other Goha Siblings would be easy to defeat, though Yuro cautioned her against underestimating his siblings. After Gavin tried telling off Yuro for riding his Speed Loader, Luke slid in beside them in a baseball uniform and revealed he'd signed the Rush Duel Club up for the Goha Astro Monsters tryouts due to a desire to become the "king of Base-Stealing" and claim Yuga's seat when he eventually became Goha President. Yuga attended tryouts with Luke, Romin, Gavin and Swirly, but his lack of athleticism led to a poor showing. Yuka Goha then arrived and challenged Romin to a Rush Duel, and to Yuga's exasperation Luke immediately interrupted the Duel to give Romin some cards. Although Romin started well, Yuka's Baseball Deck quickly pushed her into a corner and on Romin's second turn Luke began trying to signal her. Yuga eventually realized Luke had given Romin some of his cards and Luke explained the cards had asked to be taken to the Dueling baseball world, stunning Yuga. Despite this Romin was able to use Luke's "Sportsdragon Rock Closer" to her advantage and almost defeated Yuka, but Yuka survived with her "Request 9" Trap and revived her "Uniform No. 39: Junior Baseball King, Home" on her next turn, using its effect to double its ATK and defeat Romin. Romin apologized to Yuga for losing, though Yuga reassured her the Goha Siblings were tough opponents. After Yuka tried to get Romin to join the Goha Astro Monsters, Luke apologized to Yuga for trying to take his eventual spot as Goha President through subterfuge and vowed to do so fairly, forcing Yuga and Gavin to stop him from actually stealing a base.[62]

As Yuga, Romin, Kaizo and Swirly watched the Super Rush Robot's stretches, Romin apologized again for losing and Luke crowed they'd be fine with him on their side, prompting Rayne to shush them while Gavin was working on Student Council work. After Gavin finished, the Kendo Club's Shinken Tsurugi and Kotetsuki Mendo arrived and asked Gavin to substitute for them in the weekend's kendo tournament as they had been injured by Tiger when they asked her to train them and misnamed her, prompting Yuga to comment she had incapacitated them before the training could start. Gavin agreed to help, so Yuga went with him to the Goha Martial Arts Stadium that weekend, only to find it deserted save Yuran Goha and his attendant Drone Proprietress, who challenged them to a Kendo Rush Duel. Yuga was interested by the combination, prompting Proprietress to admonish him for taking it lightly and Gavin accepted the challenge, claiming his Sogetsu Style training made him best for the Duel and pairing with Rino. Despite Yuran's defensive play, Gavin was able to land the first strike, though both Yuga and Luke had noticed something about Yuran's Dueling even though he seemed to leave everything to Proprietress. After Swirly turned up with Shinken's rival Ryu Nito, Ryu revealed Yuran had defeated all the tournament participants in one stroke and Yuran began to Duel for himself, claiming he knew everything he needed to about Gavin. He swiftly destroyed Gavin's "Kimeruler the Dark Raider" and evened their gap in LP and Yuro arrived and noted this was how Yuran Dueled. Despite this Gavin shored up his defenses against Yuran's Traps, only to be countered by "Sword & Shield", which switched the ATK and DEF of Gavin's "Kimeluna the Lunar Dark Decider" and Yuran's "Millennium Shield", defeating Gavin as Proprietress explained this was Yuran's counterattack strategy. Yuga realized that Yuran had planned the Duel from the start as he watched him leave.[63]

With their score tied 2-2 with the Goha Siblings, Gavin held a meeting to determine how to combat the Goha Siblings, though Luke told Yuga he'd come after eating at the Ramen Hut and Yuga explained so to Gavin, much to his exasperation. Mimi then arrived to give them some advice in her Advisor M guise, and Yuga cheerfully addressed her by name and almost revealed her identity to Swirly, forcing him to cover up his mistake. Mimi showed them a presentation on an OHP that Yuga geeked out over, explaining that they would likely Duel Yuo Goha next, the youngest and strongest of the Goha Siblings. They then heard Luke screaming in the corridors and rushed out to find the hall full of puppets that Yuro ran down, pointing out the Goha Siblings' ship, the Super Mobile Fortress Sixross and explaining they were Yuo's work. Yuo descended and greeted them, comparing them to his puppets and calling them pathetic plebians trying hard for nothing, Yuga noted that was a strange way to think and accepted Yuo's challenge inside a circus tent Nail provided for him, Although Yuga Summoned "Daybreak Warrior" and both his "Lydacross" monsters, Yuo Summoned "Daigyakutenno Megami" and used its effect to destroy the two "Raidacross" before attacking "Daybreak Warrior". Yuga made a comeback by Maximum Summoning "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan", but Yuo used his "Imaginary Ark Turret" Trap to prevent monsters with 2500 more more ATK from attacking, Yuga circumvented the condition by using the effect of "Vast Vulcan" on itself to weaken it enough to attack, but then "Vast Vulcan" began to glitch and Kaizo arrived with the Space Operations Duel Squadron's Hubbel Space Binoculars, revealing the right arm of the Super Rush Robot, which contained the data for Maximum Summoning, had been shaken off. Fortunately the Robot reattached its arm of its own accord and Yuga thanked it before attacking with "Vast Vulcan" and destroying "Daigyakutenno Megami". Yuo praised Yuga's efforts but claimed he'd been dancing to his strings all along and on his next turn he used a Spell Card, "Fusion" to fuse his "Imaginary Actor" and "Sword Dancer" into the Cyborg "Metallion Asurastar". After baiting Yuga with its first effect to destroy a Set card, Yuo revealed the second Multi-Choice Effect of "Metallion Asurastar" allowed it to gain the ATK of the Warrior "Vast Vulcan", and "Metallion Asurastar" destroyed "Vast Vulcan", defeating Yuga. Yuga could only ask what that had been, and Yuo taunted him with the name; "Fusion".[58]

Yuga continued to dwell on where Yuo's "Fusion" had come from, and the thought excited him so much he couldn't sleep. The following day he worked on his air conditioning Road, his restless mannerisms scaring his friends and he told them he wanted to go see Yuo, bringing Luke, Romin and Gavin with him and Kaizo to the Super Mobile Fortress Sixross. After they crashed, Kaizo blamed Yuga's bad driving and Yuga apologized, stumbling through the ship in a daze until Yuo finally sent the President Drone to bring Yuga to him. Yuga asked Yuo if he created "Fusion", and Yuo confirmed he didn't know where it came from. The notion excited Yuga so much he snapped out of his daze and excitedly told Yuga of the possibilities this meant, explaining to him, Luke, Romin and Gavin he'd been too tired to sleep before finally drifting off, his energy spent. Yuga remained asleep through the chase that followed until they were rescued by Tiger and Kaizo, and they were brought back to the Road Laboratory by Yuro, though Kaizo was trapped in Yuo's iron maiden and launched into space. After waking up Yuga thanked Yuro for taking Tiger and her club members home as they fixed his damaged air conditioning Road, and Yuro told Yuga that Yuo's "Fusion" card had been in space debris that hit Goha Space Elementary before departing. Mimi and Swirly, who had been at Goha Library looking for clues, then arrived with a book called "SEVENS" that they believed Otes had used as the inspiration for the "Sevens Road" cards. They showed the story to Yuga, which had some missing pages before the magician in the story was shown with his six friends apparently slain. Swirly wasn't sure this would be a hint on countering "Fusion", but the story gave Yuga an idea.[64]

Yuga took his friends to have dinner with RoaRomin at the Big Seven Arena, where he excitedly told Roa about "Fusion" and how exciting he found it. After dinner Yuga took them all outside to watch for the Goha Meteor Shower, musing that the odds of seeing it were as astronomical as them all meeting and Dueling. The Goha Baseball Stadium then appeared from the ground and Yuka arrived to challenge their best slugger, with Romin eager to accept his challenge, but Roa taking the Duel instead to avenge her. Roa gained an early lead with "Royal Rebel's Doom Metal", though Yuka was able to blunt his efforts. As she began her turn Yuka clutched her shoulder in pain and after insisting it was nothing she screamed at the sky that the Goha Siblings were the six of the united, vowing to win the game. She destroyed Roa's "Royal Rebel's Live Arena" and Summoned "Uniform No. 99: Junior Baseball King Dragon, Home Grandra", using its effect to revive "Home" and almost defeated Roa, though he was able to barely survive by reviving "Doom Metal" and preventing it from being destroyed by battle. On Roa's next turn Yuka prevented him from attacking with high-Level monsters, so he Tributed "Doom Metal" to use "Destiny Introduction" and draw more card, risking damage if he drew Effect Monsters. Fortunately Roa drew two Normal Monsters and used them in conjunction with Spells to strengthen them and weaken Yuka's monsters, allowing him to defeat her. Yuka fled in tears, crying that Yuo would never succeed as he was missing something. Afterwards they went to watch for the Goha Meteor Shower again, but decided they had missed it and went home.[65]

The following day after school Tiger called Yuga, Romin, Gavin and Swirly to the Concert Band Club and revealed Luke had gone missing after he came home. Yuga tried to search for Luke with his "Last Night's Dinner" Road, but shocked Tiger instead after she told him Luke had curry for dinner the previous night, given Tiger had eaten the same thing. Tiger explained Luke had eaten his own Bunker Strike Curry, allowing Yuga to track him outside Goha City. Tiger accompanied them, grumbling about being dragged into the mess and Yuga suggested she was worried for him. Eventually they tracked Luke's signal to the Goha Sixth Quarry, where Nail projected two pillars for a Duel and they were challenged by Yuo. Luke suddenly emerged from the trees wearing a draconian helmet and calling himself "The☆Lukeman" and he accepted Yuo's challenge, so Yuga decided to leave proceedings to him. Yuo started with "Daigyakutenno Megami" and backed it up with "Imaginary Ark Turret", Yuga wary of Yuo's "Fusion". Luke was able to Summon "The☆Star Dragon" and weaken it enough to attack while weakening "Daigyakutenno Megami" further, but on his next turn Yuo activated "Fusion" to fuse "Imaginary Actor" with "Serpainter" into "Metallion Vritrastar", a different Cyborg monster to the one Yuga had faced, and it wielded an anti-Dragon effect that destroyed "The☆Star Dragon". Despite Yuo powering "Metallipon Vritrastar" up, Luke was able to survive the attack and to Yuga's pleased surprise, he played his own copy of "Fusion", fusing "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" with "The☆Dragon" into "Superstrike Dragon Dragiastar F". Yuo attempted to destroy "Dragiastar F" with "Imaginary Ark Turbulence" by matching its Type with the Dragon "Serpainter" in his Graveyard, but to Yuga's joy the attempt failed as "Dragiastar F" was a High Dragon monster, and Luke defeated Yuo, who retreated to the Super Mobile Fortress Sixross. Afterwards the helmet Luke was wearing vanished and he had no memory of his actions. Yuga then witnessed the next presidential meeting as Yuran tried to evict Yuo for his loss, only for Yuo to reveal he had the badge of the sixth Goha Sibling and remove Yuran as president for conspiring against him with their siblings, leaving Yuo the sole Goha President.[66]

After Luke returned to the Goha Sixth Quarry to look for "Fusion", Yuga, Romin and Gavin discussed his memory loss at the Road Laboratory. Proprietres then arrived, having been hacked by Yuo to spy on his siblings, begging Yuga to repair her, and Yuga agreed to do so, discussing the unseen sixth Goha Sibling with his friends as he repaired Proprietress. As he finished, holographic screens showing Luke appeared and he proclaimed he was the sixth Goha sibling and begun the day's match by challenging Roa to a Rush Duel, as he had been caught sneaking into the Goha Enterprises Main Office. Yuga watched the ensuing Duel as Luke continued to arrogantly proclaim his power even after a brief depression from Roa decrying who he was now, and Luke eventually defeated Roa's ace monsters with his own. After Roa, Mimi and Swirly were kicked out of the building they came to the Road Laboratory and Mimi explained the helmet Luke had been wearing was a Goha helmet from the President's office, while Roa revealed his theory that Luke himself couldn't use "Fusion" and only The☆Lukeman could. Yuga found the news interesting, but kept this thoughts to himself.[67]

The other Goha Siblings came to the Road Laboratory to ask for Yuga's help in stopping Yuo. Yuga remained quiet until the topic of Luke being a Goha Sibling came up, but Tiger arrived and confirmed Luke wasn't a Goha Sibling. She took Yuga, Romin, Gavin and Swirly to her house to meet their great-grandfather Gavan, and Yuga struck up a quick rapport with him over their shared interest in gears. As Gavan reaffirmed that Luke wasn't a Goha Sibling they heard Luke calling for his mother, prompting Tiger to hunt him down and yell him outside to Rush Duel him, angered over his betrayal of their name. During the Duel Luke hinted he knew he wasn't a Goha Sibling, but insisted he didn't want to inherit the Kallister Gear Company. Tiger easily pushed Luke into a corner, but Yuga realized their Duel wasn't over yet and was proven right when the helmet Mimi had told them about appeared again and took control of Luke, putting him under the persona of The☆Lukeman. The☆Lukeman survived Tiger's attacks and using "Fusion" on his next turn to Fusion Summon "Superstrike Dragon Dragiastar F", defeating Tiger with its other Multi-Choice Effect. Yuo took The☆Lukeman away after the Duel, but The☆Lukeman addressing Tiger as "Majin Tiger" and Gavan's likening of "Fusion" to a set of gears working had caught Yuga's attention.[68] He deduced that The☆Lukeman had created "Fusion" from program cards found in satellites Nail had destroyed as a toddler and also theorized that The☆Lukeman himself to be an electronic lifeform created from the original manga when Tiger was trying to fax it. Realizing The☆Lukeman only wanted to fight evil with Luke, Yuga decided to indulge in that desire and prove they weren't his enemies. He met with Yuro and asked the other Goha Siblings, Proprietress and Mimi to help him with his plan by creating a scenario through cosplay that would allow them to make peace with The☆Lukeman while still allowing them to Rush Duel to save the Super Rush Robot.[69]

Asana contacted Yuga and asked him to meet outside Goha City; Yuga, Romin, Gavin and Swirly met with Asana, Galian, Chevelle, Trapigeon and Zomyoji. Asana took them to a tiger-shaped outcrop that Tiger had been carving after her loss, where she had exhausted herself through training, catching Tiger when she fell. Tiger wanted to continue after she awoke and volunteered to Duel when Sixross arrived, but after Tiger passed out again Asana asked to Duel instead and Yuga agreed. To Yuga's shock, Yuo revealed Nail would be Dueling, Nail reiterating his impartiality but admitting he had to obey the orders of Goha President. Nail Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago the Sky Emperor" on his first turn and Asana opposed it by using her friends' ace monsters with "Bucket-wheel Force" to increase the ATK of "Constructor Wyrm Buildragon" to match "Yggdrago", a strategy she credited to Yuga's influence, but Nail "returned "Yggdrago" to his hand to negate Asana's attack as Yuga had done with "Magnum Overlord" during his and Nail's second Rush Duel, claiming Asana wasn't the only one who Yuga had changed. Nail Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago" again and when Asana defended with her friends' aces, Nail used "Yggdrago's" Maximum effects and "Tribute to The Doomed" to destroy two of her monsters. Yuga was shocked when Nail Tributed "Yggdrago" to Tribute Summon "Viskam Nanotron", but quickly realized Nail was aiming to re-use the effect of "Yggdrago" to destroy Asana's last monster. Asana was able to survive by reducing the ATK of "Yggdrago" and Summoned a new ace, "Constructor Heavenly Wyrm Gantry Dragon", reviving "Buildragon" and "Constructor Demolition Wyrm Dracrush", reducing the ATk of "Yggdrago" and powering up "Dracrush" with "Bucket-wheel Force". Nail protected "Yggdrago" from Asana's first attack and Yuga realized Nail had enjoyed the Duel and wanted to prolong it as Asana's other attacks destroyed "Yggdrago" and defeated Nail. Yuga praised Asana's victory and was shocked when Nail resigned from Goha and left with Seatbastian, claiming he had always been alone. Yuo noted their score was 5-5, and though Gavin argued it should be 5-3 as Luke was one of their friends, Yuga told Yuo to keep it at 5-5 and challenged the newly arrived The☆Lukeman to a Duel.[70]

As he had planned, Yuga had The☆Lukeman clad in a dragon costume for their Rush Duel that The☆Lukeman dubbed his "Perfect Mode". The☆Lukeman Summoned "The☆Star Dragon" and Yuga opposed him with "Sevens Road Witch" and "Sevens Road Magician", using darker Summon chants for them, and when The☆Lukeman changed them to Defense Position, Yuga donned the costume of "Majin Yuga" and used "Devil's Power" to change his monsters back to Attack Position, calling "Sevens Road Magician" "Sevens Road Majincian" and destroying "The☆Star Dragon". The☆Lukeman retaliated on his next turn by Fusion Summoning "Superstrike Dragon Dragiastar F" and using the Multi-Choice Effect that had defeated Tiger, but Majin Yuga was able to barely survive after using "Magical Switch" to ensure "Sevens Road Majincian" took both attacks. In response to The☆Lukeman's claim he didn't understand his power, Yuga claimed Luke was the one who didn't understand and moved to the next step of his plan, donning a new costume and dubbing himself "The☆Yugaman".[69] Yuga's friends all joined him in costume, having had the situation explained by the Goha Siblings, and they convinced The☆Lukeman they were his allies and that he had been manipulated by the Goha Aliens (portrayed by the Goha Siblings) who took The☆Beauty Romin "hostage" to force The☆Yugaman and The☆Lukeman to continue Rush Dueling. Yuga destroyed "Dragiastar F" with "Ultimate Flag Mech Ace Breaker", but The☆Lukeman prevented his direct attack and returned three Spells to his Deck to increase his LP with "Peace Dragon". Although Yuo believed The☆Lukeman was throwing the Duel, he redrew the "Fusion" he'd returned to his Deck and activated it again, Fusion Summoning "Full Moon Dragon Umbrlancer F" and reviving "Dragiastar F". Yuga was able to revive enough monsters to survive the turn and used "Sevens Halo" to revive "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn, planning to use its increased Level to attack all of The☆Lukeman's monsters with "Diffusion Solitary-Motion". To his shock, The☆Lukeman returned all the monsters in Yuga's Graveyard to his Deck to prevent him from using the effect of "Sevens Road Magician", so Yuga gambled with "1/Infinity" to draw a card that could help him, though he would take enough damage to lose if he didn't draw the same card as The☆Lukeman. However The☆Lukeman drew "Fusion", which Yuga didn't have, though despite the odds Yuga noted the odds of the strange situation they were in and believed he could still win.[71]

To Yuga's shock a meteor entered the atmosphere and fell towards him, and despite the worries of his friends, Yuga blocked the meteor with his Duel Disk and shattered it. The meteor had been the remains of one of the destroyed satellites, containing a "Fusion" that Yuga drew, and he fused "Sevens Road Magician" with "Swordsman of Roadstar" into "Sevens Paladin the Magical Knight", which could gain ATK based on the Attributes in both Graveyards, though Yuga still needed to send an EARTH monster to his Graveyard to make "Sevens Paladin" strong enough to win. Excavating the EARTH "Straynge Cat", he empowered "Sevens Paladin" with "Diffusion Solitary-Motion" and destroyed all of The☆Lukeman's monsters, defeating him. As he and The☆Lukeman thanked one another, Yuo refused to accept the outcome and tried to use Sixross to destroy the Super Rush Robot, only for the iron maiden containing Kaizo to re-enter the atmosphere and release Kaizo, who crashed into Sixross and detonated Romin's Prima Guitarna Curry that had been left there, crashing the ship. Yuo reluctantly released the Super Rush Robot and The☆Lukeman released Luke into Yuga's arms before thanking Yuga for such a memorable meeting and returning to space. The question of removing Yuo from his position came up, and though the President Drone protested Yuo couldn't be removed without a replacement, Mimi claimed Swirly was the sixth Goha Sibling, though the sixth badge didn't recognize them. Yuga then asked for Yuo to retain his presidency in exchange for reinstating his siblings and hiring Yuga as a Goha employee.[72]

Goha Employee[edit]

Yuga planned to work on two main projects with Goha Enterprises's resources; creating his "Original Duel Development" Road to allow anyone to use a custom format, and to work on stabilizing Maximum Monsters with Nail, so he asked Yuo to re-hire Nail and repaired Seatbastian for Nail.[73] However even after explaining his motives to Nail, Nail refused to rejoin Goha Enterprises and told Yuga he would inherit his responsibilities, suggesting his friends help him by becoming Goha employees too. As a result, Luke, Romin, Gavin, Swirly, Rayne and Rino were all employed at Goha with Yuga. Yuga worked in the Department of Duel Operations, quickly becoming Section 5 Manager, and he rose to the challenge to maintaining the Duel systems of the world by modifying Kaizo to use Nail's Providence Algorithm. As he rode through the hallways on his Duel Bicycle one day he was stopped by Gavin, who had joined the Department of Internal Discipline's Serious Division and who told him off for breaking regulations, though Yuga quickly biked away and claimed to be in a hurry.[72]

As Yuga was working on "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan" with Kaizo one day he fell asleep and dreamed of the day Nanaho claimed a ladybug was eating her, causing him to awaken in a panic, and his terror was further exacerbated when he found a real ladybug on his sleeve. Yuga, Romin and Luke then went to meet the students from Goha #5 Elementary, on a field trip to Goha Enterprises and reunited with the Space Operations Duel Squadron and Schrödinger Nekoyama, who introduce his friends Pavlov Inukawa and Maxwell Akumade to them. As they showed the Goha 5th students around Rayne and Rino informed them one group had gone missing, the Dueling Insects Club, and Yuga panicked over leaving "Vast Vulcan" out and rushed to his office, confirming the Maximum Monsters were safe. To his shock, the door to his office was cut down by the Dueling Insects Club as they faced off against Luke, and then Swirly arrived leading Nanaho with the large ladybug on her head. Terrified, Yuga fled with Kaizo and connected him to Goha Enterprises's power plant, intending to overload it to destroy the entire building just to get rid of the ladybug, but Luke was able to talk him into Rush Dueling Nanaho instead. Yuga's fear drove him to Rush Duel recklessly, trying to destroy Nanaho's monsters with "Magical Firestorm" and defeat her in one turn, but overlooking the protective effect of her "Forest of the Sun". Nanaho Summoned her three "Malefi Ladybug of the Sleeping Forest" and destroyed Yuga's monsters, and though Yuga was able to survive the turn the fear of the ladybugs overwhelmed him and he fled. Luke stopped him from running and set off his watch, shutting down Goha Enterprises's power and telling Yuga he had to stop Nanaho to stop the ladybugs from eating everyone, convincing Yuga to return to the Rush Duel. He drew "Vast Vulcan" on his next turn, but to his shock it had been affected by the Pauli effect from Luke's watch and transformed into new Maximum Monsters, "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord". Yuga Maximum Summoned the new monster, using its effects to deplete Nanaho's LP and attack all of her monsters and defeat her. The impact knocked the ladybug off Nanaho's head, and Yuga was surprised to learn it had been a hat all along. Nanaho left peacefully, claiming that she'd see Yuga and Swirly again soon.[12]

After another morning where Gavin tried to tell him off for riding his Duel Bicycle indoors, Yuga had a meeting with the Goha Siblings one day, save Yuo, where they pitched an idea to him that he considered interesting and he admitted he had a lot of interesting ideas himself. As he left his office for lunch that day he ran into Luke, before Gavin ran past them in a panic and Luke called Gavin out for running in the halls. Gavin explained that it was an emergency, as Romin was Dueling Mimi for not trying her curry and he was worried that mixing Romin's Dragias Curry and Prima Guitarna Curry would destroy the building. Yuga and Luke accompanied Gavin to the Gohanium Section's Explosive Proof Laboratory where Romin and Mimi were Rush Dueling to watch the Duel from behind explosive-proof glass. Yuga quickly forgot the danger of the curries to enjoy Romin and Mimi's Rush Duel, though he was given an explosive reminder when a droplet of the to curries mixing blew out the window. Mimi pushed Romin into a corner by destroying all of her monsters, but Romin was able to survive by increasing her LP and Fusion Summoned "CAN:D LIVE" on her next turn, a monster Yuga found cool. Romin defeated Mimi, but Dr. Delta, Dr. Gamma and Dr. Zeta took all the curry to experiment on before Mimi could try it, though Yuga noticed that the hungry Luke had disappeared. Yuga, Gavin and Mimi went back upstairs to watch Romin cooking some other dishes and noted how happy she looked, but were shocked to see a small explosion and they hurried back downstairs to find that Luke had set the curries of in his hunger and was eating them.[74]

Yuga presented a new vending machine in the Duel Department when Luke and his subordinates visited him. Yuga asked if Luke wanted to watch the presentation, but Luke stated they were just passing through and didn't need any presents. Toshihiko's dog Bochi then urinated on the vending machine that Yuga had plugged Kaizo into, resulting in Toshihiko and Masahiko being kicked out of the building.[75] Luke came to Yuga another day acting unusually nice to him, and Mimi joined him to give him a present of cash, much to Yuga's utter confusion. Luke eventually asked Yuga what he loved most, and Yuga admitted it was Rush Dueling, so Luke challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel that afternoon. Yuga Maximum Summoned "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord" on his first turn, but was surprised by Luke chanting with him, confiding in Mimi, and humbly asking to take his turn, during which he only Summoned "Dragorite" and Set three cards. As Yuga used all the effects of "Magnum Overlord" on his next turn he wondered if Luke was trying to lose on purpose and asked him, but Luke claimed he would never try to lose on purpose or try to become Yuga's number two so he could become president after Yuga. Yuga used the third effect of "Magnum Overlord" to send it to the Graveyard and Special Summon "Raidacross, Hero of the Dawn" and "Steel Mech Lord Mirror Innovator", Fusion Summoning "Raidacross Ash, Hero of Chaos" and returning the three "Magnum Overlord" pieces to his Deck to power up "Mirror Innovator". He destroyed two of Luke's Set cards, leaving him with "7 Chance" and attacked, but to his shock and joy, Luke used "7 Chance" to gain enough LP to survive. Luke Fusion Summoned "Superstrike Dragon Dragiastar F" and powered it up, though Yuga was confident his Trap Cards would protect him. Unfortunately Luke used "Dragonic Force" to prevent Yuga from activating his Traps and destroyed both of his monsters, defeating Yuga again. Yuga threw a tantrum after the Duel, frustrated by losing to Luke again, but made up with him over the last kake udon in the canteen that evening.[4]

A recreation time event was planned at Goha Enterprises, with the theme "Become a zombie". Yuga took a course on zombie acting with Zo Ikitenai and the Zombie Duel Club to be the "zombie king" of the event. Yuga and the "zombie horde" later emerged on the helipad to find Gavin there as one of the last "survivors", and according to Yuga's orders as the "Zombie King", Zo challenged Gavin to a Rush Duel, Gavin vowing to Duel all the zombies if he had to. Despite his role, Yuga was overjoyed to see Gavin use "Fusion" to Fusion Summon "Yamiterasu the Divine Delayer". Gavin defeated Zo, and Yuga and the other "zombies" applauded his victory, Yuga admitting he'd been sure Gavin would be the last one standing. Once the event ended at 3pm, Yuga removed his makeup and he learned that Gavin hadn't known about the event, explaining it to him.[76]

Yuo called Yuga to an emergency meeting, but Swirly was acting strangely after the event, so Yuga left his phone at the office and he, Luke and Kaizo took him with them to Big Seven Arena to ask Toombs if he knew anything about why he was acting up. Toombs told them about a "forbidden Duel" that could manipulate people, though he didn't know how to stop it and Yuga thanked him for his help. Thinking about the matter made Luke hungry and he asked for food, so Yuga ordered a meal for him from Ramen Hut, which Nail delivered to them. When Yuga explained their problem to Nail, he told them a "forbidden card" that could manipulate people had been rumored at Goha Enterprises and Yuga deduced Nanaho had used the card on Swirly. He decided to ask Nanaho about it and after Kaizo found a poster of the Nanahoshi Insect Ninja Village, the four of them headed there. To their surprise they found Tiger opposing them, so Yuga challenged her to a Rush Duel, angered she was preventing him from helping Swirly. He Maximum Summoned "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord" on his first turn, but Tiger Fusion Summoned "Full Orchestra the Music Fiend" and destroyed "Magnum Overlord", depleting most of Yuga's LP. Intent on helping Swirly, Yuga Fusion Summoned "Sevens Paladin the Magical Knight" and reduced the ATK of "Full Orchestra", but when he attacked Tiger reduced the ATK of "Sevens Paladin" to zero, defeating him with her counterattack. Yuga was quick to suggest they leave to look for Nanaho, prompting Tiger to suggest they needed more punishment, though Yuga angrily told her he wouldn't listen to someone telling him to abandon a friend. Kaizo then transformed into his "God Kaizo" form to hold Tiger off while Yuga and Luke searched, and Yuga thanked Kaizo as they fled. However, they were unsuccessful in finding Nanaho, so they went back home, Yuga talking Luke by his house for the first time and greeting his mother. Luke suddenly blurted out that Yuga was supposed to live in a Goha mansion, much to Yuga's confusion, and Luke explained that he and his friends thought Yuga was the sixth Goha Sibling, a claim that took Yuga aback and which he denied. Yuga's mother told him he'd been getting calls from the Goha President all day, and Yuga realized in shock he'd forgotten Yuo had called him to an emergency meeting.[77]

Yuga and Luke returned to the Goha Enterprises Main Office with Swirly, meeting Romin and Gavin in the foyer. They explained that Nanaho had disguised herself as Romin to manipulate Gavin, Roa and Mimi into investigating Yuga and Gavin apologized for sneaking behind his back, though Yuga reassured them it was all right and offered to invite them to his house sometime. Once they reached Yuo's office, they found only him and the President Drone, and Yuga expressed surprise that the other Goha Siblings weren't present.[77] Yuo proposed Goha Duels and Rush Duels be fused, and Yuga, knowing that his Original Duel Development Road had been launched, agreed to Yuo's proposal, despite his friends' protests. After he'd explained what he'd done, Yuo tried to fire him, but the other Goha Siblings vetoed the decision. Yuga told them he didn't mind being fired as he'd accomplished his goal, but asked them to tell him about the "forbidden card". The Goha Siblings didn't know what he meant, though they had detected activity underground and Luke suddenly remembered he'd found a Duel Card Manufacturer under the building; Yuga realized Nanaho had likely used it to print the forbidden card. As they took an elevator to the Duel Card Manufacturer, the Goha Siblings revealed they'd also thought Yuga was one of them, much to Yuga's embarrassment. Despite Luke's account the Duel Card Manufacturer had been buried in rubble, it had since been restored, and Yuran had Proprietress print the forbidden card, "Monster Reborn". The sight of the card sent Swirly into a rage, and he took up a black Duel Disk that had been concealed inside the President Drone. Yuga tried to Duel Swirly with "Monster Reborn" to break the spell, but Yuo Dueled instead. He used "Monster Reborn" to revive one of Swirly's monsters, but Swirly didn't change, so Yuo then Fusion Summoned "Metallion King Cobrastar" to counter Swirly's Reptile Type monsters and chanted a spell that visibly affected Swirly as he attacked. To Yuga's shock however, Swirly survived the attack and a monstrous figure resembling Yuga emerged from his costume, introducing himself as Yuga Goha, who the other Goha Siblings explained had been sealed away by them after he tried to create "Monster Reborn". Vowing revenge for being sealed away, Yuga Goha defeated Yuo with "Monster Reborn" and "Predator Gunleon" while reciting the sealing spell. Yuga could only ask himself what he'd done as Yuga Goha left with the President Drone, bidding Luke farewell when he tried to get Swirly to return to the Luke Division with him.[73]

Yuga quickly became aware of Yuga Goha antagonizing and causing conflict between different Duel formats and spent the night creating a Road that could erase them all, storing it on a data stick. He feigned sleep in his office the next day as his friends discussed what to do with Yuga Goha, and once they had left in search of Yuga Goha, Yuga took an elevator to the helipad, knowing Yuga Goha would be targeting him. He was proven right as Yuga Goha arrived, having deduced the Road Yuga had made, and they agreed to Rush Duel with the data stick on the line; Yuga would give up the data stick if he lost, while Yuga Goha would stop his actions if he lost. Although Yuga gained an early lead with "Sevens Road Magician" and "Sevens Road Witch", fatigue from creating the data stick began to set in. Yuga Goha reduced his own LP to 100 to empower "Predator Gunleon", though Yuga destroyed it with "Mirror Force", only for Yuga Goha to destroy Yuga's monsters and revive "Predator Gunleon" with "Reverse Scale Burial", attacking Yuga directly and badly injuring him. Yuga's friends then arrived, Luke leaping from Yuga's air conditioning Road and hurting himself when he landed, and Yuga tried to reassure them he was all right, but collapsed from exhaustion, and Luke took over the Rush Duel for him.[78] Yuga remained unconscious for the remainder of the Rush Duel, held in a hammock by Kaizo. After the Duel ended, Yuga awoke in hospital with only Luke present. Luke confirmed he'd won the Duel, but explained Yuga Goha needed more time to come around, and when Yuga asked where their friends were, Luke claimed they'd already gone home and suggested they get udon on the way home; Yuga noting Luke was hiding something.[79]

King of Duels[edit]

Yuga learned that Romin, Gavin, Roa, Nail and Asana had all lost their memories of him and Rush Dueling due to Yuga Goha using "Monster Reborn" during their Rush Duel after Luke took over; Luke himself had remained unaffected. After seeing the amnesiac Asana enraged over the modifications Yuga had applied to R6, Yuga greeted Romin and Gavin separately at school the next day and was dismayed by their lack of recollection of him. He and Luke convened to discuss everyone who had lost their memories; the two of them, Rayne and Rino were the only ones among their friends who still remembered Rush Dueling and each other. Rayne and Rino believed they needed to use "Monster Reborn" to restore their friends' memories, though Yuga was reluctant to use "Monster Reborn". They went to the Goha Enterprises Main Office, only to find the remaining Goha Siblings frantically answering questions about the new formats due to the antagonism spread by Yuga Goha; Yuro told Yuga the only way to get "Monster Reborn" would be to make another with the Duel Card Manufacturer, as Yuga Goha had the existing three copies. Before they could use the machine, Yuga Goha contacted them and showed them he was in the Hologram Man's chamber, where he challenged Otes to a Rush Duel. Yuga Goha successfully revived Otes' "Dark Magician" with "Monster Reborn" so that its ritual was at its strongest, a quality he'd discovered while Dueling Luke, and he defeated Otes and erased his memories. Afterwards Luke tried to make "Monster Reborn", but Yuga protested its use and Nanaho and her ninja destroyed the Duel Card Manufacturer before they could create another "Monster Reborn", while Yuga Goha had ladybugs consume his three copies, believing he didn't need them anymore.[80]

Relationships[edit]

Lucidien "Luke" Kallister[edit]

Yuga and Luke strike up a fast friendship, though they initially butt heads over whether to keep Rush Dueling a secret; Yuga wanted to spread it to everyone, while Luke wanted to keep it secret. Yuga resorted to livestreaming his and Luke's Rush Duel over the matter, so he was able spread word of it even though Luke defeated him. Yuga quickly adjusts to Luke, becoming familiar with his Dueling skills and eccentricities. Yuga initially has no interest in becoming the King of Duels, but once he does gain interest in the title he impresses on Luke that while he wouldn't give him the title, he encourages him to attain it himself.

Gavin Sogetsu[edit]

Initially Yuga only saw Gavin as a source of authority to avoid or rebel against, while Gavin saw Yuga as a rule-breaker requiring discipline. After Gavin experienced Yuga's Rush Dueling however, he gradually became open to the concept, though he did at one point try to ban the format. Yuga encourages Gavin to enjoy Rush Dueling, and often confers with him on more serious topics. Over time the two of them became better friends, offering each other support when needed.

Romin Kassidy[edit]

Although Romin is the only one of his main group of friends that is in his class, Yuga pays her little mind compared his other friends until Luke raises the possibility of her spying on them. Although this assumption was apparently disproven, Yuga still suspected that Romin was spying on him and eventually became aware enough to confirm it. He does not hold this against her due to her cousin Roa's role in blackmailing Romin, and asks Roa not to continue to do so. However, he also cheerfully dropped the material Roa had been holding over Romin without warning, much to her embarrassment. Yuga took notice when Romin seemed to like the guitar he had used for a noise-cancelling Road and modified it into a Duel Guitar for her despite knowing she was spying on him, including a candy bar receptacle in the Duel Guitar for Romin when she got hungry. Romin in turn had grown fond of Yuga and tried to dissuade him from Dueling Roa, knowing what he had set up. After Yuga defeated Roa and deduced Romin's secret of being tone-deaf (much to her embarrassment), the two of them have remained friends, with Romin appreciating Yuga for treating her normally despite knowing of her deception.

Kaizo[edit]

Yuga was the one who modified Kaizo from the Goha Enterprises Drone that it initially was, but the two express dissatisfaction for one another early on. Kaizo is very smitten with Romin Kassidy and supports her over Yuga multiple times, prompting Yuga to try and reset Kaizo, to no avail. Yuga for his part considers Kaizo a failure because of this trait, and has little hesitation about modifying Kaizo for the task at hand, often to its detest. When Kaizo's original data is stolen by Nail Saionji, the remnants try to warn Yuga of being stranded by the fake Kaizo. After encountering Nail, Kaizo worries that Yuga shows little urgency in retrieving his original data, and was angered by the embarrassing locations that Yuga placed him in the blueprints of the Super Rush Robot. However, when Yuga learned that Seatbastian stole Kaizo's original data he reacts with anger and defends Kaizo after Seatbastian insults him, and he is initially unwilling to use the remnants of Kaizo to complete the programming of his Maximum until Kaizo reminds him that defeating Nail will restore his original data. The two are often at odds with each other, but can be friendly and work together well at times.

Roa Kassidy[edit]

Roa functions as one of Yuga's main rivals, as he was present at the event where Yuga was given "Sevens Road Magician" and passed over as the candidate to become the next King of Duels. Yuga by comparison only learned of Roa's existence through Romin's espionage. Although Yuga does not like Roa's more manipulative actions, citing a dislike of his blackmail of Romin in particular, he does not seem to hold this against him too much, as he freely tells Roa that he could still become the King of Duels. Yuga later seeks advice from Roa following his defeat by Nail and Roa offered him criticism and encouraged him not to lose again.

Nail Saionji[edit]

Nail's mysterious demeanor and "providence" intrigues Yuga from the moment they meet, and Yuga is often quick to justify Nail's actions that his friends find underhanded as he senses that Nail acts out of a sense of duty rather than malice. As Yuga learns more about Nail's unusual view of the world and providence in particular, he becomes eager to Rush Duel him. However, Nail's explanations about what providence are put Yuga more and more ill at ease as their Rush Duel continues, and he is left shocked and terrified upon his defeat by Nail's Maximum Summon. However, Yuga was able to overcome this with help from his friends and was able to defeat Nail in a rematch. Following this the two of them are on friendlier terms. The two of them share a mutual respect for each other and their ideals.

Asana Mutsuba[edit]

Yuga struck up a fast friendship with Asana after meeting her based on a shared love for machines and mutual respect, and he was initially unwilling to believe the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club's tales about the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club. Even after Asana's traditionalism was revealed Yuga was still eager to make her see that modification and Rush Dueling were acceptable and fun and after Asana defeated him and transferred him to Goha #6 Elementary he sought ways to do so and make her smile. When he eventually learned of R0 in the Mutsuba family mine, he arranged to access it so he could show Asana it had likely been modified as part of its creation, and they became good friends after he did so. Asana in turn came to understand Yuga much more than many of his friends as a result and heled repay him by giving him the blank Duel ID card that became "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan".

Roads[edit]

Yuga calls the inventions that he creates "Roads". The following are the known Roads he has created.

  • Rush Dueling. Yuga claims this is his greatest Road.
  • Kaizo (modified from a Goha Enterprises Drone). Yuga claims that Kaizo is a failed Road due to his admiration of Romin Kassidy. He modifies Kaizo for several different functions depending on the task at hand.
  • Duel Bicycle. Yuga later modifies this Road to be compatible with Kaizo.
  • Super Rush Robot. Also called the Rush Duel Robot, Yuga believes this to be the "key to open a door to a new world" that Otes mentioned to him after seeing it in his dreams. In truth he created it when he installed Rush Dueling, as the data of the Rush Duel Program in the Goha Duel Server on the moon took the shape of the robot. It was destroyed during his Duel with Luke, but Yuga and Nail Saionji later reconstructed it out of space debris.
  • Lie Detectorinator. A lie detector suspended from a fishing rod, though it is not entirely successful and can be disabled by questions.
  • A capsule capable of hairstyling, though it seems to be overly powerful.
  • Rotating chairs intended to give the Ramen Hut a talking point, though Gavin, Romin and Kaizo declared them unsuccessful.
  • Mannequins that can be linked to a single human to give the impression of more people than are actually present.
  • An unknown Road to help the Ramen Hut that Gavin and Romin stopped Yuga from making.
  • Several half-finished Roads in the Road Laboratory with unknown purposes.
  • Duel Guitar. Yuga initially designed this Road as a noise-canceling device that uses the guitar as the base, which functions by cancelling a loud noise with another. If the guitar is strummed however, it produces a significantly powerful sonic wave. Yuga later modifies this into its present form after seeing Romin Kassidy appreciate it and gives it to her.
  • A treadmill with a moving landscape beside it, intended to provide satisfaction to a student that isn't good at running.
  • A Road that plays a soothing melody to a student as they climb a hillside.
  • Crude Roads in the shape of Kaizo and Seatbastian, intended to fool the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club into believing they were still at the Abandoned Dorm.
  • A large hovering vehicle with twin turbines attached that is powered by Kaizo. Yuga designed it as an air conditioner, but also used it in his Turbo Rush Duel with Yuro Goha. It is incredibly resilient, as it was able to penetrate the Gohanium hull of the Super Mobile Fortress Sixross.
  • "Last Night's Dinner": A handheld Road that can track people based on the last food they ate, but if activated in close proximity to an individual it shocks them.
  • "Prevent the Suspension of Duel Systems Worldwide" Road: A device created by modifying Kaizo with Nail Saionji's "Providence Algorithm", which successfully stabilized the Duel systems of the globe.
  • "Ladybug Obliteration" Road: A weapons frame that Yuga attaches Kaizo to. According to Yuga, it is capable of destroying the Goha Enterprises Main Office by overloading the power plant.
  • A new type of vending machine that Yuga can connect Kaizo to.
  • A "Prank Call Repellent" Road, which answers a phone by claiming the user will incur interstellar charges of up to seven million yen.
  • Original Duel Development: An application that Yuga developed at Goha Enterprises. This Road allows anyone to upload their own Duel Monsters rules to the Goha Duel Server and use them immediately.

Deck[edit]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

Yuga uses a Spellcaster Deck, composed of monsters with varying Attributes to facilitate the effect of his ace monster, "Sevens Road Magician", which he was given by Otes. He also includes several Spells to increase the ATK of his monsters and that require precise manipulation of the cards in his hand and Graveyard to activate, including the "Road Magic" series of Spells. Though Yuga's Deck is largely composed of Spellcasters, he also includes a small number of monsters of other Types.[1][2]

Maximum[edit]

After his Duel against Roa Kassidy and his acceptance of the right to the title of King of Duels, Yuga rebuilds his Deck. He still uses a Spellcaster Deck, and his overall strategy has not changed; he includes a wide variety of monsters of different Attributes to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" in addition to cards that take advantage of these Attributes. He also includes a wider variety of monsters of other Types, including a new ace monster, "Lightning Voltcondor", which can take advantage of the opponent only controlling a singular Attribute.

When Yuga is defeated by Nail Saionji using Maximum Summoning, his friends convince him to rewrite their Duel ID cards into Maximum Monsters of his own using Real-Time Rush Duel Programming. Yuga subsequently does so during his second Duel with Nail, creating the second known Maximum Monster: "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord". Similarly to Nail, Yuga includes several cards that allow him to draw cards in order to quickly access the components, though his are generally more flexible. After his Duel with Nail, the cards return to their original state, but he later recreates them from prototype Duel Disk ID cards for his second Duel with Asana Mutsuba, though they disintegrated during the Duel. During the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal, Yuga acquires a new Maximum from Roa, Nail and Asana; "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan".

By the finals of the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal Yuga's Deck has expanded its support for Level 7 monsters with cards such as "Sevens Road Force", "Level Blast", and "Elemental Rush" to support a burn damage strategy to work alongside "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan" in tandem with his original "Sevens Road Magician" strategies.

Deck

Season 2[edit]

Yuga's Deck uses similar strategies and focus as his previous Deck, with new support cards for specific types such as Warrior and Spellcaster monsters. He continues to use "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan", having had Asana Mutsuba repair the cards to prevent them from breaking down. Later the cards are affected by Luke's wristwatch, transforming them into a new Maximum Monster: "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord". Alongside his usual win conditions Luke, when using Yuga's deck, demonstrates the deck is capable of a reverse-mill strategy using Wispering Fairy, 1/Infinity, and Wording Fairy to drain his opponent's graveyards to weaken the power of decks that rely on using a large graveyard for their strategies and effects.

During his Duel with The☆Lukeman, Yuga acquires a copy of "Fusion", giving him access to Fusion Summoning to bolster a small set of support for Level 9 monsters.

Deck
Main Deck

Strongest Deck[edit]

In Yuga's final Duel against Otes, he adds the ace monsters of his friends into his own Deck to create what they all collectively call the Strongest Deck. He also includes several new cards to support high-Level monsters and monsters of different Types, such as "Friend Bishop", "Spot Moonlight" or "Parallel Evolution".

Secondary Deck[edit]

In his final Rush Duel with Luke, Yuga used a secondary Deck because his Strongest Deck was still currently in use in his postponed Rush Duel with Otes. It is largely composed of Spellcaster monsters and the various Level 7 monsters used in Yuga's previous Decks throughout the series. As noted by Luke, it is less strong since many of his best cards were still in the Strongest Deck at the time.

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Hologram Man 1 Win
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 2 Lose
Romin Kassidy 3 Win
Gavin Sogetsu 4 Win
Saburamen 6 Win
Mimi Imimi 7 Win
Professor Diggs 9 Win
Roa Kassidy 12-13 Win
Skipjack 15 Win
Seatbastian 19 Win
Nail Saionji 23 Lose
Nail Saionji 25-26 Win
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 27 Not shown
Haruka "Tiger" Kallister 30 Win
Asana Mutsuba 32 Lose
Asana Mutsuba 38-39 Win
Romin Kassidy 40 Lose
Otes 43 Win
Hunt Goto 45 Win
108 unknown Duelists 45-48 Win (with Nail Saionji and Roa Kassidy)
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 51-52 Lose
Yuro Goha 54 Win
Yuo Goha 58 Lose
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister (as The☆Lukeman) 66-67 Win
Nanaho Nanahoshi 70 Win
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 73 Lose
Haruka "Tiger" Kallister 76 Lose
Yuga Goha 78-79 Win (taken over by Lucidien "Luke" Kallister)
Roa Kassidy 84-85 Lose
Otes 90-92 Win
Lucidien "Luke" Kallister 92 Win

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. a b c d NeoArkadia (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | More Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Information!". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  3. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0066: "Rushing for Ramen"
  4. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07373: "A Corporate Entertainment Rush Duel for Adults"
  5. Bryson Baugus' Twitter
  6. a b c d e Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01313: "The Chosen One"
  7. a b c d e f Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0011: "Ready for the Rush!"
  8. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0033: "Rock the Rush Duel"
  9. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01111: "Hungry for a Duel!"
  10. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0055: "Breaking News!"
  11. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0077: "Disco Duel"
  12. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07070: "It's Her, the Hidden Nanahoshi"
  13. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01212: "Drawing a Foul"
  14. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02424: "Resolve"
  15. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0022: "The Future King of Duels"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0044: "Rush Duel Resignation"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0088: "Rush Crushed Kid"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 0099: "Dino Detours"
  19. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01010: "Behind You!"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01414: "Romin's Kitchen"
  21. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01515: "Sail! Goha Fishing Elementary"
  22. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01616: "The Man who Washes in Duels"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01717: "The Cat in the Garden of Curiosity"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01818: "Sorry, Gett-A Chance"
  25. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 01919: "The One Who Is a Throne"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02020: "It's Hard to Be a Grown-Up"
  27. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02121: "Close Encounters with Noodle-Kind"
  28. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02222: "The Sealed Devil"
  29. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02323: "What Lies After Providence"
  30. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02525: "Dreams and Courage and Friendship"
  31. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02626: "Maximum Duel!"
  32. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02727: "The Luke Club is Born!"
  33. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02828: "Training Camp! Sushi Duel"
  34. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 02929: "Galian's Dig"
  35. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03030: "Battling Tiger's Breath"
  36. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03333: "Goha #6 Elementary School"
  37. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03131: "Rebelli-Ant is Mine"
  38. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03232: "The Lady Who Loves Her Heavy Cavalry"
  39. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03939: "Reclaim Mutsuba's Pride!"
  40. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03434: "The Shiatsu Nether-Empire Strikes Back"
  41. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03838: "Unearth the Maximum!"
  42. "Sound! Gohanium"
  43. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03636: "Enlightenment ♡ Ranze Eyes"
  44. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 03737: "Coo-Coo-Luke-Coo"
  45. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04242: "Space Operations Duel Squadron"
  46. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04040: "Give Me Jam ♪"
  47. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04141: "I'll Yameruler the Sogetsu Style"
  48. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04343: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"
  49. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04444: "Dissonance"
  50. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04545: "Upstart Hunter"
  51. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04646: "Back to the Past"
  52. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04747: "The Employee's Counterattack"
  53. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04848: "Clash of Secret Arts!"
  54. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05151: "Road vs. Daor"
  55. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05252: "The Final Rush Duel"
  56. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 04949: "RoaRomin"
  57. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05050: "Gakuting"
  58. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05858: "Intertwined Fates"
  59. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05353: "Let's Go! Rush Swirling!"
  60. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05454: "Riding Rush Duel!"
  61. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05555: "Yujin and the Sea"
  62. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05656: "Kattobashing!"
  63. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 05757: "The Fourth Assailant Cometh"
  64. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06060: "Do You Remember Atachi?"
  65. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06161: "Running Commentary! Powerful Rush Duel"
  66. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06262: "The☆Lukeman! The☆Lukeman!!"
  67. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06363: "The Sixth Man"
  68. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06464: "A Family of Gears"
  69. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06666: "Final Battle! The Devil Empire"
  70. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06565: "Solitary Providence"
  71. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06767: "Space Warrior The☆Lukeman"
  72. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 06969: "Field of Gyoreams"
  73. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07777: "Swirly Revived"
  74. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07171: "Danger: Do Not Mix"
  75. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07272: "The Fantastic Underground Luke Factory"
  76. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07474: "Duel Zombie"
  77. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07676: "The Merciless Tiger"
  78. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07878: "Yuga Goha"
  79. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 07979: "Rush Duel Seal"
  80. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 08181: "Irreplaceable Days"

Notes[edit]

  1. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Mystic Dealer" in episode 1.
  2. Two copies of this card can be seen in his hand in episode 13.
  3. A third copy of this card is shuffled from the GY into the Deck by the effect of "Kuripotriple" in episode 26 and episode 40.
  4. One copy of this card uses its second Rush Duel artwork. As of episode 40, one other copy of this card uses its third Rush Duel artwork.
  5. This card is sent to the GY to activate "Road Magic - Tectonic Shift" in episode 26.
  6. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord [R]" in episode 38.
  7. This card was created by rewriting a blank Duel ID card given to Yuga by Asana Mutsuba in episode 45.
  8. This card was given to Yuga by Nail Saionji at some point before Yuga's Duel in episode 45.
  9. This card was given to Yuga by Roa Kassidy at some point before Yuga's Duel in episode 45.
  10. This card was created by rewriting Luke's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26. This card was recreated by rewriting a Duel ID card in episode 38, but disintegrated in episode 39.
  11. This card was created by rewriting Romin Kassidy's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26. This card was recreated by rewriting a Duel ID card in episode 38, but disintegrated in episode 39.
  12. This card was created by rewriting Gavin Sogetsu's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26. This card was recreated by rewriting a Duel ID card in episode 38, but disintegrated in episode 39.
  13. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Supreme Machine Magnum Overlord [L]" in episode 38.
  14. This Set card is destroyed by the effect of "Wyrm Excavator the Heavy Cavalry Draco [R]" in episode 38.
  15. This card is shuffled from his hand into his Deck by the effect of "Paradigm Shift" in episode 26.
  16. a b This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Collapsing Chairs" in episode 19.
  17. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan [L]" in episode 45.
  18. Two copies of this card are sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Bendorbreak the Conqueror" in episode 30.
  19. This card is Set in episode 43, but is not activated.
  20. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Mystic Dealer" in episode 54.
  21. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Mystic Dealer" in episode 58.
  22. This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Graceful Charity" in episode 76.
  23. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Sevens Road Witch" in episode 54.
  24. a b c d e f This card is played by Luke while he is using Yuga's Deck in episode 79.
  25. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan [L]" in episode 58.
  26. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan [R]" in episode 58.
  27. Two copies of this card are sent to the GY by the effect of "Graceful Charity" in episode 66.
  28. a b This card is sent to the GY in episode 92.
  29. This card is sent to the GY in episode 85.
  30. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord [R]" in episode 73.
  31. This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Graceful Charity" in episode 73.
  32. This card turns into "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord" in episode 70.
  33. This card turns into "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord [L]" in episode 70.
  34. This card turns into "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord [R]" in episode 70.
  35. Yuga acquires this card when debris from a satellite containing it strikes his Duel Disk in episode 67.
  36. This card is played by Swirly while he is borrowing Yuga's Deck in episode 53.
  37. This card is sent to the GY to activate the effect of "Sevens Paladin the Magical Knight" in episode 76.
  38. This Set card is destroyed by the effect of "Against Buster" in episode 54.
  39. a b This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Supreme Flagship Magnum Overlord [R]" in episode 91.
  40. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect "Sevens Road Magician" in episode 91.
  41. This card can be seen in Yuga's Graveyard in episode 91.
  42. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect "Multistrike Dragon Dragias" in episode 91.
  43. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Sevensgias the Magical Dragon Knight" in episode 91.
  44. This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard to activate the effect of "Thunderbold the Lightningfire Deity" in episode 92.
  45. Yuga created a second copy of "Sevens Road Magician" using his ID card in episode 92. At the end of the episode, the card reverted back to being his ID card.