|“||It's time to duel!||„|
|~ Yugi's catchphrase|
Yugi Muto, known as Yugi Mutou in the manga, is the main character and protagonist of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with the spirit of Yami Yugi. Yugi is kind-hearted and child-like. He is good at games, riddles, and puzzles, especially Duel Monsters. It was stated once that Yugi is the modern day version of Pharaoh Atem.
Together with the spirit of Pharaoh Atem, he holds the title "King of Games" (King of Duelists in Japanese version).
Yugi possesses the three thousand-year-old (five thousand in the dub) mystical Millennium Puzzle, which allows his body to bear host to the spirit/soul of the Puzzle, Yami Yugi. Yugi was initially unaware of his existence and control of Yugi's body, and would involuntarily shift to Yami Yugi at trying times in the English dub.
He lives with his paternal grandfather, Solomon Muto, and his mother. In the manga, Yugi's father (Solomon's son) is living away from his family on business.
Yugi is part of a close-knit group of best friends: Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura Ryou. Miho Nosaka is also one of Yugi's friends in the Toei anime. Yugi's friends often cheer him on from the sidelines, and Joey has Dueled at his side. Yugi has been friends with Téa since childhood and has a romantic crush on her. Téa has been shown to have romantic feelings for both Yugi and Yami Yugi.
Powers and Stats
Name: Yugi Muto, Partner, Yugi-Boy, Little Yugi, Yug (dub) | Yami Yugi / Atem, Other Yugi, The Other Me, (Nameless) Pharaoh, The Pharaoh, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yami
Age: 15-16 (S0/DM), in his 20's (GX) | 3000+ / 5000+ (4Kids dub)
Classification: Human, Duelist, Domino High School Student, King of Games | Spirit of Pharaoh Atem
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics (with Monsters), Soul Manipulation, Luck Manipulation, Sealing, Magic, Mind Control (Can cast out "Penalty Games" to people who failed to complete a Shadow Game.), Summoning of Monsters, Resurrection of his monsters, Time Manipulation (with Deck), skilled strategist, Indomitable Will, TCG Manipulation.
Attack Potency: Human level | Street level (Atem sealed Zorc and has led his army in many battles with magical monster beings, that, in turn, can beat strong people) | At least Planet level, likely Planet level+ (Has Exodia the Forbidden One and the Egyptian God cards and can unleash their full power when played right) | Unknown with Timaeus the Knight of Destiny (Has the effect to gain ATK equal to the ATK of the absorbed monsters of Dartz's Divine Serpent Geh, which had infinite life points) | Unknown, likely at least Planet level+ with the Creator God of Light, Horakhty (it is powerful enough to effortlessly defeat Zorc)
Speed: Normal Human | Peak Human | Likely Massively Hypersonic | Unknown | Unknown
Lifting Strength: Regular Human | Regular Human | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
Striking Strength: Human Class | Street Class | At least Planet Class, likely Planet Class+ | Unknown | Unknown, likely at least Planet Class+
Durability: Human level | Street level (Physically) | At least Planet level, likely Planet level+ | Unknown (Cannot be destroyed by battle) | Unknown, at least Planet level+
Stamina: Peak Human (Can duel for various hours and continue dueling after a lot of physical abuse) | Peak Human | Limitless | Unknown | Limitless
Range: Melee range (physically) | Melee range (physically) | Several Kilometers (with several cards and spells) | Several Kilometers | Unknown
Intelligence: Above average when it comes to games, puzzles, riddles, problem solving, etc. | Despite his lost memories has gifted learning abilities and is an exceptionally skilled tactician and strategist.
Weaknesses: Yugi often depended on Atem in tough situations but became more self-reliant in later character development. | He can be led to making morally-questionable strategies, which might endanger his life if a friend of his is in danger, Duel Monsters´s Cards depend on canon to be applied to the real world, and sometimes his strategies might not go his way. He also needs a Duel Disk in order to "fight".
Standard Equipment: Duel Monsters cards, Duel Disk, Millennium Puzzle.
Notable Attacks/Techniques: (Using a Composite Deck)
- Battle City Deck
- Normal Monsters
- Dark Magician
- Summoned Skull
- Effect Monsters
- Beast of Gilfer
- Catapult Turtle
- Dark Magician Girl
- Valkyrion the Magna Warrior
- Giant Soldier of Stone
- Ritual Monsters
Powerful God-like Monsters
Keys: Yugi Muto | Yami Yugi (Atem) | With various cards | With the Three Legendary Knights | With Exodia and the Egyptian God Cards