Yugi‘S Medium game the title is often seen as a positive affirmation of his skill in Yu-Gi-Oh!, but the title is actually a reminder of Yami Yugi’s dark manga origins. The anime has largely ignored this aspect of Yami Yugi making him seem much more heroic and kind. But his title, despite coming from an innocuous place in the anime, will always be at odds with his benevolent appearance.
In the original chapters of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, Yami Yugi is a terrifying entity. The spirit will go around challenging the villains in mysterious shadow games and will give harsh punishments if they lose. Actually, Yu-Gi-Oh! The manga doesn’t even talk about card games in the first chapters. However, after that game became popular, the manga shifted its focus to that game and Yu-Gi-Oh! The animated series will focus entirely on that game from the start. However, while the anime is largely disconnected from this original premise of the manga, the title King of Games is one of the few elements that recall it.
Yami Yugi used games to brutally torture evildoers
In the anime, Yugi earns the title of Game King by winning the Duelist Kingdom tournament, but it only really applies to the Duel Monsters game. He also later defended his title of Game King against Duke Devlin in the game Dungeon Dice Monsters, but these are the only two games where he actually defended his title. However, the original Yami Yugi in the manga is very adept in all sorts of things. game, based on his Shadow Games around various competitions. This is the version of Pharaoh that really fits the title of King of the Game and so Yugi’s nickname is a permanent reminder of his dark counterpart’s original stick.
Of course, this isn’t the only reminder of Yami Yugi’s original dark nature that made it to the anime. In fact, Yami Yugi literally means “dark Yugi” shows that although the anime often softens the Pharaoh’s personality, he is still a dark counterpoint to Yugi’s normally gentle nature. The anime also shows this when the Pharaoh is left alone in Yugi’s body after the boy’s soul is stolen by the Cult of Orichalcos in the Yu-Gi-Oh special Waking the Dragons spin-off. His grief makes him much more brutal, even continuing to attack an opponent after he is defeated. All these hints about Pharaoh’s nature suggest that Yami Yugi is not a standard Shonen hero that would appear in other anime and manga.
Yami Yugi’s protagonist arc throughout the series involves learning from Yugi’s gentler nature and becoming a better person. And by the end of the series, he’s begun his journey of self-discovery and pretty much softens his way. But no matter how he changes, Yami Yugi‘S Medium game title in Yu-Gi-Oh! will always be a reminder of Pharaoh’s dark past.