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Chancellor Sheppard
  • Chancellor Sheppard
Japanese translated
  • Samejima

Master Sheppard

  • Male
  • Career
  • Education



Cyber Style dojo


Duel Academy

  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Pair Duel Tournament Top 8 (with Ms. Dorothy)

Cyber Style (WC 2008)

Anime Deck

Cyber Style

Manga debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 1: "A New Hero!!Special One-Shot"

Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 1: "The Next King of Games"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy

Appears in
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS
PlayStation 2
Voice actors
Sheppard, Chancellor

Sheppard, known in Japan as Samejima 「鮫島」, is the chancellor of Duel Academy in the first year.


Sheppard has all the traits of a beloved school headmaster, being both a strict disciplinarian and a child at heart. He has been known to stand up and cheer when watching a particularly exciting Duel, and covets a kiss from Ms. Dorothy enough to make it a prize for winning competitions.


During the first year he recruits Jaden Yuki, Alexis Rhodes, Chazz Princeton, Zane Truesdale, Bastion Misawa, Crowler and Banner to guard the seven Spirit Gates from the Shadow Riders. When Kagemaru arrives at Academy Island, Sheppard is the first to recognize him as the school's superintendent.


Sheppard in the manga.

In the second year, he left the job to Crowler. He leaves the school to invite Duelists to the Genex Tournament and to confront Zane. Sheppard meets Zane in a monastery on top of a mountain, where Zane seemingly trained as a Duelist when he was a child. Although Sheppard loses when Zane betrays his "Cyber End Dragon", he gives Zane a Genex Medallion and invites him to the tournament. Then he returns near the end of the second year to reclaim his job.

Master Sheppard and Little Zane

Cyber Style training.

At the start of third year he is concerned that his best Duelist Jaden is still in the lowest rank dorm, hoping that Thelonious Viper whom he has just hired would push the boy into advancement. In the original Japanese version, he wanted Viper there to help Jaden continue to grow as a Duelist. No mention of getting him to be promoted was ever mentioned. At the end of the third season, during a meeting with Crowler, he decides he will begin a search for the remaining students who disappeared in the Abandoned Dorm.



Sheppard plays a Cyber-Style Deck, one with a strategy distinct from Zane's. Sheppard's Deck takes a more indirect approach, where he can turn his opponent's cards against them in both a physical and a metaphorical sense. Such cards include "Cyber Shadow Gardna" (a Trap Monster that can copy the ATK of the monster it is battling) and "Scrap Fusion" (which allows the user to Summon a Fusion Monster from their opponent's Fusion Deck). His most prominent cards are "Cyber Ogre" and its Fusion counterpart, "Cyber Ogre 2," both of which gain additional ATK when battling an opponent's monster.

Anime Deck

World Championship 2008

Master Sheppard


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Zane Truesdale 83 Lose
Jaden Yuki and Alexis Rhodes 161 Lose (with Ms. Dorothy)
Makoto Inotsume 163 Lose


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters cast


  1. This card is discarded to activate "Monster Reincarnation" in episode 83.
  2. This card is Set in episode 83, but is not activated.

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