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Don Zaloog

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Corresponding card
Names
English

Don Zaloog

Japanese

首領-ザルーグ

Rōmaji

Shuryō Zarūgu

English (Asia)

Don Zarugg

Alternate names
  • Police Inspector Magure (Japanese undercover)
  • Detective Zaloog (English undercover)
Appearances
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Episode 39: "The Dark Scorpions"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship 2006

Personal
Gender
  • Male
Loyalty
Affiliation

Dark Scorpion Burglars

Previous affiliation(s)

Shadow Riders

Deck
Anime

Dark Scorpions

WC 2006
  • Black Scorpion Deck
WC 2007
  • Call Me Don
  • Trap & Drop
WC 2008
  • The Culprit's Here
WC 2009
  • Dark Scorpion Five
Spirit Caller
  • Team, Assemble!
  • Warrior Bloodline
  • Mighty Dark Scorpions
Tag Force
  • Dark Scorpion Burglars
Voice actors
English
Japanese

Don Zaloog is the character spirit of the card "Don Zaloog" and the fourth of the Shadow Riders.

Design

Don Zaloog Linework

Linework.

Zaloog's outfit consists of the standard Dark Scorpion uniform with additional gun straps, a strap of bullets and an eye patch. His grey hair is shoulder length, with a fringe covering most of his forehead.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

He is actually a Duel Monster spirit of "Don Zaloog" brought to life by the power of the Shadow Charm eye patch he wears. He is also the leader of the band of thieves known as the Dark Scorpion Gang (Black Scorpion Graverobber Gang; 黒サソリ盗掘団, Kurosasori Tōkutsu-dan), who were also brought to life by the item. Zaloog is sort of a Robin Hood figure, as he steals from the rich and never hurts or kills anyone. He masquerades as a detective named Polic Inspector Magure (Detective Zaloog in the dub), sent to assist the students in hiding the remaining Spirit Keys, while his posse work on taking the keys incognito. However, since they fail to obtain the keys in a Duel, they are unable to unlock the Spirit Gates of the Sacred Beasts. When Zaloog and his gang are discovered, he and Chazz Princeton Duel with all the remaining keys on the line. In the end, he and his cohorts are defeated, and the power of his Shadow Charm is nullified. After reverting back to their spirit forms, the Dark Scorpions join the many weak monsters in Chazz's care, to the young Duelist's annoyance. He never uses them however, and they haven't been seen since. Zaloog's English voice actor's work resembles Christopher Walken.

Dark Scorpion in the care of Chazz

Under Chazz's care

Non-canon appearances

In Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008, Don Zaloog appears inside the pyramid in the Sunlight world, alongside Gravekeeper's Commandant and Dark Dust Spirit. The three of them guard the boss Spirit of the Pharaoh. After defeating him five times, the player unlocks Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn and by beating her ten times, she can be unlocked as a tag partner.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force, Zaloog appears during the game's third part, partnered with Chazz Princeton. After completing the game, he can be found in the game's first part at the Slifer Red dorm, after 10:00 PM. Upon acquiring his Deck Recipe, Zaloog also gifts the player with three copies of the "Dark Scorpion - Tragedy of Love" card.

Deck

True to his name, Don Zaloog uses a "Dark Scorpion" Deck.

Duels

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Chazz Princeton 39 Lose

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