|Name: Yami no Bakura|
|Name Meaning: Dark Bakura|
|Physical: Similar to Bakura, only with smaller eyes and more wild hair.|
|Personality: Very arrogant [shown by his use of Ore-sama] superior, greedy, sadistic and psychotic.|
Yami Bakura is a bit of an enigmatic antagonist who shifts in goals and methods as the series progresses.
His initial appearance in the manga portrays him rather similar to early manga Yami Yuugi, only with a darker twist. On his first day at Yuugi's school, Bakura tells Yuugi that at his former schools, all his friends fell into comas after playing his favorite game, Monster World. When Yami Bakura is able to speak to his host after Bakura touches the Millennium Puzzle, he tells him that he was merely paying his rent by fulfilling Bakura's wish that he could play games with his friends forever, implying no ill will, only a twisted misinterpretation of what Bakura truly wanted. Whether or not Yami Bakura was truly misinterpreting or if he was just saying this is unclear.
Yami Bakura also tells his host in the same conversation that he is a thief intent on acquiring the seven Millennium Items, and that Bakura will forever be his (and the Millennium Ring's) host.
Yami Bakura's character appears to change slightly after his defeat in Monster World, and in Duelist Kingdom, he assures Bakura that he's not the same as he was before, and offers to help when the group appears trapped in the Maze Brother's arena. The only catch is that Bakura must again wear the Ring. Bakura agrees, and Yami Bakura is good to his word, providing a distraction that Yami Yuugi reflects helped his ruse not be caught, enabling them to best the Maze Brothers.
Later in Duelist Kingdom Yami Bakura helps rescue Honda from where he had been caught sneaking around in Pegasus's castle so that he and Bakura can rescue Mokuba
During the DDD arc, Yami Bakura again comes
to Yuugi's rescue. Due to Bakura's uneasiness from Yuugi's disappearance,
Yami Bakura returns to Otogi's father's store and finds the game in progress.
He declares that Yuugi is the one who's been chosen by the Millenium Puzzle
and Otogi has no chance. After assuring Yuugi that he's Yuugi's ally, he
gives Yuugi the confidence he needs to win against Otogi by pointing out
that there is a way he can win, and stands by Yuugi to taunt and mock Otogi
until the end of the game. However, despite this aid, Yami Bakura takes
advantage of the situation for his own gain. When retrieving the shattered
Puzzle from Otogi, Yami Bakura uses the power of the Ring to seal part
of his soul into a fragment of the Puzzle.
Yami Bakura is also not above using his
host to gain an advantage. He offers use of his host to Malik to break
apart Yuugi's group for Malik's plans, inflicting a serious wound on Bakura's
arm to get Malik in the group's good graces. However, dueling his duel
agaist Yami Yuugi when Malik is using Bakura's pain to try and force Yami
Yuugi to forfit, Yami Bakura decides he doesn't like Malik's methods and
takes control to take the blow for his host. As he's facing Osirus's blow,
Yami Bakura's inner monologue states that one day he will obtain the power
of Darkness, and for that sake, his host (Bakura) is the most important
In the AE arc, it is reviled that Yami
Bakura is connected with Thief King Bakura, a tomb robber who is the last
remaining person from Kuru Eruna, the village of thieves that was slaughtered
to create the Millennium Items. He desecrated the tomb of Mou Hitori no
Yuugi's father, dragging the mummy into the court and declaring his hatred
for the Pharaoh and his want for the Millennium items.
|Favorite Card: Dark Necrofia|
|Deck Type: Occult|
|Playing Skill: Very high. He is shown dueling four times, and though he only wins once, he plays increadbly well. His first duel was agaist Mou Hitori no Yuugi and his loss was caused by his host as the Change of Heart card not taking over the card he dirrected with. If not for that interfearnace, he would have won. His second duel is agaist Ghost Kotsuzuka, which he wins easily. The third duel is agaist Mou Hitori no Yuugi again where he comes very close to winning, but Mou Hitori no Yuugi summons the god Osiris to win. The final duel is agaist Yami Malik and again a god card, Ra, causes Yami Bakura's defeat when Yami Malik uses Ra's special ability 'One Turn Kill'|
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