This card became infamous as being one of the worst monsters in the game, prompting Konami to create support cards for it as the Wight series.
Due to its reputation as being a very weak monster on its own, several video games based on Yu-Gi-Oh! reward the player with a bonus if they manage to reduce the opponent's Life Points to zero with an attack from this card. (This is known as "Skull Servant Finish".)
Either this monster or "King of the Skull Servants" (or possibly both in some cases) appear in the artworks of the following cards:
The Japanese name of this monster, "Wight", is a Middle English word for a creature or living being, esp. a human being. This term is used comparatively recently to give an impression of archaism and mystery in literature, for example in the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, where "wights" are corpses with a part of their decayed soul. Some subsequent writers seem to have been unaware that the word did not actually mean ghost or wraith, and so many works of fantasy fiction, role-playing games and computer and video games use the term as a name for spectral or undead creatures.