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Duel Links

Konami could add so many characters into Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.

Just from the first Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series alone, there are many possible characters to consider.

So just in the context of the first anime series, I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of (realistic) characters who could be excellent additions to the game. I will also make up a fitting skill idea to go along with each entry as well.

Please note this list is in no particular order of significance. Now let’s hop right into the list!


1) Duke Devlin

Duke Devlin

Signature Monster: Orgoth the Relentless

Skill: Dice Master
Cards with dice-rolling effects have a higher chance of landing on high numbers.

Cue Duke’s sexy theme music.

Duke Devlin would be an interesting niche with his dice-themed gimmick. Rolling well with dice effects usually has a great payoff, so a deck made with dice cards would be interesting. I bet you have his theme music stuck in your head by now.


2) Rebecca Hawkins

Rebecca Hawkins

Signature Monster: Shadow Ghoul

Skill: Prodigy
Once per Duel, before you draw, look at the top three cards of your deck and rearrange them in any order you choose.

How absurd. A child playing a children’s card game? Oh, wait. Rebecca is a child genius, after all. And because she is so smart, I think she will show you that brain power comes in handy in a battle of wits.

She also has the distinction of being the only character in the first series to “lose” a Duel by having her opponent forfeit to her. But it’s OK. She kissed that particular person later.


3) Arkana

Arkana

Signature Monster: (Evil) Dark Magician

Skill: Trimmed Card
Always begin each Duel with one Dark Magician card in your opening hand.

An underrated villain in his own right, Arkana would be a decent addition as the self-proclaimed “Master of Magicians.”


4) Bonz

Bonz

Signature Monster: Pumpking the King of Ghosts

Skill: Zombie Regeneration
Once during your opponent’s turn, your opponent cannot destroy your Zombie monsters in battle.

Some people love the undead stuff, and that’s pretty cool. So a Zombie-focused Duelist would be appropriate for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.


5) Noah Kaiba

Noah Kaiba

Signature Monster: Shinato, King of a Higher Plane

Skill: Virtual World Reset
Once per Duel, reset both players’ Life Points to 4000. Each player also draws until they have at least four cards in hand.

Noah rules a virtual world at one point in the plot. He also had an entire arc dedicated to him, so he deserves more credit as a villain.


6) Paradox Brothers

Paradox Brothers

Signature Monster: Gate Guardian

Skill: Lost in a Labyrinth
Begin with one card in hand, but you start with a Labyrinth Wall monster in face-up Defense Position.

Para and Dox, two brothers who rhymed. Not many probably remember them – this should be a crime!


7) Solomon Muto

Grandpa

Signature Monster: Blue-Eyes White Dragon

Skill: Heart of the Cards
Once per Duel when your Life Points are 1000 or less, during your Draw Phase instead of conducting your normal draw, draw the card of your choice.

Grandpa Muto taught Yugi how to play Duel Monsters. I don’t see why he couldn’t be a character for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.


8) Lumis and Umbra

Lumis and Umbra

Signature Monster: The Masked Beast

Skill: Restricted Tributes
Begin the Duel with Mask of Restrict in play.

Yeah, I know. It’s another dual-character concept. In all fairness, I like the idea of these two being light and shadow. And plus, the mask cards are kind of cool.


9) Rafael

Rafael

Signature Monster: Guardian Eatos

Skill: Sacred Graveyard
Your destroyed Guardian monster cards go to the bottom of your deck instead of the Graveyard.

Rafael is one of the few Duelists to defeat Yami Yugi in a Duel. For this feat alone, he deserves a slot in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.


10) Vivian Wong

Vivian Wong

Signature Monster: Dragon Lady

Skill: Kung Fu Fury
Once per Duel, if your Life Points are 2000 or less than your opponent’s, one monster on your field gains 1000 ATK and inflicts piercing damage during this Battle Phase.

Fun fact. Vivian Wong wanted to ask Yami Yugi for more than just a date in the subbed version of the anime.


So this was my list of potential characters for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. I hope you liked it. What would your list look like?

See you all in Duel World.

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