Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 202: "The Intruder - Part 1"
Ruler of ancient Egypt
Yu-Gi-Oh! (second series)Edit
In Ancient Egypt, Aknamkanon was the previous Pharaoh with Shimon Muran and Akhenaden as advisors. He loved his country dearly and was (most likely) oblivious that his brother was secretly resentful and felt relatively unimportant. When Egypt was under attack, Akhenaden pushed to fight back and protect their people, but Aknamkanon refused on the grounds he wanted peace. Eventually, the invading armies grew too close to the palace to be repelled, and Akhenaden suggested using a spell from the Millennium Spellbook ("Millennium Tome" in the manga) to create the Millennium Items. Faced with the undeniable fact his kingdom may be destroyed, Aknamkanon agreed.
What Aknamkanon didn't know was that Akhenaden led a group of soldiers to the village of Kul Elna, where he ordered the thieves there killed, and their blood collected for the ritual to create the items (in the English anime, the souls of the thieves are collected, although it is indirectly implied they are still killed), unknowingly leaving one survivor of this slaughter. The slaughter was so horrific that Akhenaden never told Aknamkanon of it, and had all the soldiers he had taken brainwashed so as to forget the incident. Upon the invading army's attack a week later, Aknamkanon, along with Shimon, Akhenaden, and four other priests used the Millennium Items to defeat the army.
Sometime later, Aknamkanon finds out about the massacre from Priest Mahado, who learned the secret from the Millennium Ring, he sacrifices himself to the gods of Egypt as a penance, asking only for his son's safety from their wrath in return. After the disturbing discovery, Aknamkanon grew ill and died.
Years later, Thief King Bakura carries Aknamkanon's corpse (sacrophagus in the anime or mummy in the manga) in front of Pharaoh Atem (Aknamkanon's son) and his Guardians and places the blames on the late Aknamkanon for killing his village to make the Millennium Items (although it was actually Akhenaden that was responible). Aknamkanon (through his corpse) speaks with Atem with the instructions "Justice is in the name of the Gods" or "Justice lies with the Egyptian gods". His next appearance is in the village of Kul Elna, where Aknamkanon's spirit protects Atem from the vengeful spirits of those who were slain in Kul Elna village. Later, Aknamkanon's spirit tells Atem (again) the instructions "Justice is in the name of the Gods" is the key to defeating Zorc Necrophades. After the Ceremonial Battle, Akhenamkhanen is seen waiting for his son as he passes into the door between life and death along with the other guardians.