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Crump
Crump
Names
English
  • Adrian Randolph Crump III
Japanese translated
  • Shuzo Otaki
Other

Big 2

Personal
Gender
  • Male
  • Career
Previous occupation

Accountant

Previous organization

KaibaCorp

  • Duelist
Team

The Big Five

Anime Deck

Penguin

Deck Master

Nightmare Penguin

Appearances
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 8: "Everything's Relative"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour

Voice actors
English
  • Robert O'Gorman
Japanese
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka (Legendary Heroes)
  • Ryōsuke Ōtani (Virtual World)
Crump

Adrian Randolph Crump III, known as Shuzo Otaki in the Japanese version, is a member of the Big Five. He was formerly a KaibaCorp accountant who oversaw the company's finances.

Design

Appearance

Adrian Crump, like the rest of the Big 5, wears a business suit. His double breasted suit is green. Crump has brown hair, brown eyes, and a mustache. He is fairly short and appears to be middle-aged. He has furled eyebrows, giving him a Middle Eastern look. Crump is fair skinned. In the Virtual World, he takes the appearance of Nightmare Penguin.

Personality

Crump is portrayed as the most comedic and high strung of the Big Five, as he shows exaggerated facial expressions when hit, or surprised like an animated cartoon character (compared to his associates who all manage to stay serious during their Duels while in Deck Master mode). Ironically, he also seems to be the most tragic member of the Big 5, as he was neglected by his parents as a child.

Crump is obsessed with both penguins and numbers, especially statistics. He frequently uses statistics in everyday life and likes to gather data about people.

In the Japanese version, Crump is also a pervert, preferring to inhabit a young girl's body.

Voice/Mannerisms

Crump has a gruff voice. He has a tendency to use numbers and sometimes puns in his speech.

Biography

History

Crump was an only child. His parents had no time for him since they worked late (in the Japanese version they also used to argue continuously), so he spent most of his time counting things, resulting in his love for numbers. When he found a book about how penguins cared for their young, he became obsessed with penguins. His dream was to build a penguin theme park.

KaibaCorp

Crump worked as an accountant at KaibaCorp. Crump, along with four other KaibaCorp employees formed a group known as the Big Five. Seto Kaiba, the adoptive son of the head of KaibaCorp, convinced the Big Five that Gozaburo is mistreating them and that he would help restore them to their former power. The Big Five agree, and thus buy 49% of KaibaCorp. Combined with 2% that Gozaburo had previously given to Seto for a test to prove his business skill, the Big Five vote out Gozaburo and vote in Seto as the president of the company.

However, Seto quickly backed out on their deal, stripping the Big Five of their power and leaving them little more than figureheads and consultants.

Crump proposed his penguin dream theme park to Seto as part of a KaibaCorp project. Seto immediately rejected the idea, hurting Crump even more.

Duelist Kingdom

Furious over their betrayal, the Big Five strike a deal with the president of Industrial Illusions, Maximillion Pegasus in an attempt to overthrow Seto. If Pegasus defeats Seto and Yugi Muto in Duels, then they will use their 49% to vote Pegasus into power of the company by kidnapping Mokuba Kaiba, who has been entrusted with the security codes to the two percent the Big Five need.

The Big Five later watch the Duel between Yugi Moto and Maximillion Pegasus on their monitor. The Big Five and Pegasus' plan fails, after Pegasus is defeated by Yugi. In the manga, Crump and the rest of the Big Five are fired by Seto and are never seen again.

Legendary Heroes

In the anime, the Big Five avoid being fired, by making excuses and offering Seto his complete virtual reality game as a peace offering.

Eager to try out the virtual reality game, Kaiba refrains from immediately firing them and enters the virtual world. The Big Five trap Kaiba in the virtual reality.

However Kaiba is rescued by Mokuba, Yugi Muto, Joey, and Mai Valentine. The Big Five reprogram the game and set the "Mythic Dragon" as the final boss. However, it is defeated by Yugi and Kaiba's "Dragon Master Knight".

Virtual Realm

Crump

Crump as "Nightmare Penguin".

After losing in Legendary Heroes, the Big Five got trapped in the virtual world, instead of Kaiba. Here they met up with Noah Kaiba. Having Seto as a common enemy, they made plans for revenge.

During the Battle City tournament, Noah had the KaibaCorp blimp sucked into an undersea fortress, where the virtual world's main servers are. They force Seto and Mokuba Kaiba, along with Yugi and his friends into the virtual world again. Using an altered set of Duel Monsters rules involving Deck Masters, the Big Five Duel their enemies in the hopes of stealing their bodies to escape the virtual reality.

Crump took the form of "Nightmare Penguin" to Duel Téa Gardner. His penguin minions led her to his lair where he told her what he knew about her. Soon after that, Téa chose "Dark Magician Girl" as her own Deck Master. He calculated the odds of them Dueling to be 100% and the odds of him winning to be 99%. As he lowered Téa's Life Points, she became engulfed in ice, but she managed to defeat Crump thanks to the advice of "Dark Magician Girl" allowing her to play the "Sage's Stone" and Summon "Dark Magician" from Yugi's Deck where he was witnessing the Duel nearby, causing the ice to vanish and defeating Adrian Crump.

Crump, along with Gansley, Johnson, and Leichter, having failed to win their targets bodies, went behind Noah's back and attempt to steal the bodies. They chased down Duke Devlin, Serenity Wheeler, and Joey. As they argue over who gets which bodies, Noah made contact and told them off. Since Nezbitt didn't rightfully take Tristan Taylor's (as he had actually lost the Duel, despite defeating Tristan) body, Noah allowed the Big Five to share Tristan's body in order to Duel Yugi. Should they win, they would get their freedom.

The Big Five face Yugi and Joey, using Tristan's body. The 5 each switch control and their Deck Masters throughout the Duel. Crump took many of the early turns, as they were using an "A Legendary Ocean" strategy, which suited his Deck Master effect. Towards the end of the Duel, the Big Five uses "Dragon Revival Ritual" to combine their Deck Masters into the "Mythic Dragon" again. The dragon is destroyed by Yugi and Joey's "Mirage Knight", but the Big 5 use "A Deal with Dark Ruler" to make "Berserk Dragon" their Deck Master. Ultimately, it is destroyed by "Dark Magician Knight", costing them the Duel. Adrian III, Gansley, and Leichter blame Johnson for their defeat. The Big Five again try to steal the heroes' bodies but fail thanks to Noah putting them back into Tristan's body and sending them away.

Noah refused to give the Big Five any more chances after that. In the original version, Noah deleted Crump and the rest of the Big Five. In the dub, Noah imprisoned them in the different corners of the Virtual World, and they were supposedly destroyed when the Virtual World was blown up.

Relationships

Parents

Little is known about his relationships with his parents, but in the Japanese version, it is said that his parents argued a lot. Crump is probably angry at his mother and father for paying little attention to him.

Seto Kaiba

Crump has a deep hatred for his ex-boss. Big 2, along with his comrades, tried to take down Seto twice in the past but failed. The major reason why Adrian hates Kaiba is most likely that the former Duel Monsters champion rejected his idea of building a penguin theme park.

Deck

Anime

Crump uses a "Penguin" Deck. His main strategy involves his Deck Master ability to change his WATER monsters into Beatsticks. He also uses "Defender Iceberg" with "Penguin Torpedo" to easily attack directly.

Deck

Nightmare Troubadour

Fatal Flyer

Duels

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Téa Gardner 102-103 Lose
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi and Joey Wheeler 111-113 Lose (with the Big Five)

Notes

  1. This Set card is destroyed by "Mystical Space Typhoon" in episode 102.

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