Top Ten Original Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains:

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  • Yami Bakura. Fusion of Zorc and Thief King Bakura and arguably the best antagonist of the series. He is the one of the main antagonists of Season 5 and the main antagonist of the show overall. He wields the Millenium Ring, which can be used to track other Millenium Items, extract souls from other people's bodies, and forms a permanent bond with the host.

  • Zorc Necropades. He is the Dark Ruler of the "Shadow Realm" in the English dub. He is the TRUE main antagonist of Season 5. Full name is Zorc Necrophades.

  • Marik Ishtar is the leader of the Rare Hunters who wields the Millenium Rod. He is extremely skilled with the ancient Egyptian scriptures as well as Duel Monsters and the Egyptian God Cards. He holds a split-personality who takes over as the main antagonist of Seasons 2 and 3. Marik Ishtar is the main antagonist of Seasons 2 and 3. Yami Marik takes over this role as main antagonist and reduces his alter-ego into a secondary antagonist. For this list, both identities (Marik and Yami Marik) are in the 3rd spot of the list.

  • The creator of Duel Monsters, he wields a Millenium Eye in his left eye socket. He ie incredibly talented at art and manipulation and hopes to regain his wife Cecilia from the dead..He is the main antagonist of Season 1.

  • Former CEO of KaibaCorp. until Seto Kaiba took the reigns.

  • The son of Gozaburo Kaiba, Noah Kaiba was killed early in his life and brought to life as a computer hologram and sought revenge on Seto Kaiba for "stealing" his life from him and planned to steal his body from him.

  • The rival and constant competitor to Yami Yugi and Yugi Motou is Seto Kaiba. He is the ultimate duelist alongside Yugi. Not really an antagonist, but since I can't put Dartz here, I added on Seto Kaiba.

  • The American world champion of Duel Monsters, "Bandit Keith" Howard was a ruthless, scheming cheater. He did whatever it took to win and when he loses, he turns to extreme measure.

  • The secondary rival to Yugi Motou and Yami Yugi is Weevil Underwood. He is more of a minor antagonist as of now, but was a larger antagonist in Seasons 1 and 2. He uses insect monsters.

  • The secondary rival to Joey Wheeler. He uses Dinosaur monsters.