Yuugi and Co.:
A Quick Character Sheet
It’s a Japanese cultural concept that the blood type of person also defines their personality—sort of like horoscopes. Thus, the bloodtype of characters is often included in official series character guides, along with age, birthday, and favorite food. With a blood type AB, Yuugi is a cool, controlled, and sometimes unforgiving character… which actually doesn’t sound like him at all! But it does sound an awful lot like the series’ other protagonist, Yuugi’s alter-ego/spirit partner Yami Yuugi (at least, pre-character development). The AB blood type often signifies a split personality; Yuugi has mood swings galore when Yami takes over his body.
Here's some quick profiles for various important cartoon peoples. For more insight: a thorough community-analysis of the characters...
Also, here's a list of the alter-egos, for your clarification!
"I made a wish on the puzzle ... 'I wish for friends' ... Friends I can count on...! Friends who could count on me... No matter what...!! Friends who could count on me...!"
- Zero to Hero: is a loser midget who takes "multiple levels in badass" over the course of the series. Is actually the real main character of the show, even though Yami Yuugi takes most of the screen time. (In YGOTAS Episode 24, this leads to a slight identity crisis, in which Yuugi is no longer certain if he's the hero of the story.)
- Split Personality: solves the "Ancient Artifact of Awesome"—a 3000 year old Egyptian puzzle—and gets possessed by the powerful spirit trapped within it. Adventures in darkness and card games ahoy.
- "Badass Pacifist": his "modus operandi seems to be turning enemies into friends," as he refuses to harm others to fulfill his own needs. Kindness is his winning quality. When the bad guys haven't yet been warmed by his charm, he usually chooses to take one for the team rather than using violence to strike back.
- Baby Panda: with his doe-eyes and small stature, Yuugi might be mistaken for this.
- King of Games: takes this title when he defeats Yami Yuugi and sends him to the afterlife. The literal meaning of "Yu-Gi-Oh!".
The OTHER Yuugi/Yami Yuugi/Dark Yuugi/The Spirit of the Puzzle/Nameless Pharaoh...