Like most other Shonen series, Yu-Gi-Oh!protagonist Yugi often personally defeats the show’s main villains, but he really shouldn’t be the one to defeat the show’s biggest villain Marik. That honor would have gone to another gladiator that Marik had lost if it weren’t for his mystical powers.
Marik is the villain in the biggest and arguably most important part of Yu-Gi-Oh! in the Battle City Tournament. He is the leader of a group known as the Rare Hunters who seek to collect 3 cards of the Egyptian God. As the arc continues, Yami Marik, Marik’s dark side takes over and begins to duel his opponents more brutally, facing them in shadow games that deal real damage with each hit. attack. After defeating Mai and trapping her in the Shadowrealm, Yugi’s friend Joey decides to take him down and free his friend.
Yu-Gi-Oh’s Best Villain! Marik should have lost to Joey
Joey faced Marik in the semi-final of the Battle City tournament and the two had an extremely brutal duel. Joey wasn’t used to taking too much real damage in the Shadow Game, but he fought even to the blows of Marik’s best card, the Winged Dragon of Ra. Through it all, he managed to survive until the final turn of the game, when Marik had a low life count and no monsters left to protect him. Joey manages to draw a monster and bring it to the field, ready to attack Marik directly and win the duel, but at that point, all the damage he takes is in the end. also paid the price and Joey collapsed, unable to order an attack. This caused him to lose the duel not because of his record as a duel but because of Marik’s shadow game prowess.
This is especially annoying since Joey is frequently belittled throughout the series. Unlike Yugi or the other most important character of the series, Kaiba, Joey has no deep connection to the Egyptian magic at the heart of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s story. This caused Marik to repeatedly knock him down in their duel, seeing him as a mere inconvenience that he was sure to defeat before confronting the Pharaoh. This makes it incredibly satisfying as it looks like Joey is about to win the duel and prove Marik wrong. Then the show could have ended the season with a climactic showdown between Joey and Yugi, which would have been super fun to watch.
Joey only lost to Marik due to a plot device
In the end, it seems that the only reason Joey didn’t beat Marik was due to a plot to ensure that Yugi would be able to defeat him in the finals. This resulted in a very eye-catching duel, as Yugi had to overcome the ultimate evil that Marik had turned into at the time, but unfortunately, that came at the expense of a character that had never been. now get the respect it deserves. To fix this, Yu-Gi-Oh! should let Joey continue with his final attack and defeat the biggest villain of the anime instead of Yugi.