The Junky Scorpion owner (ジャンキースコーピオンのオーナー Jankī Sukōpion no Ōnā) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. He is the owner of a store called Junky Scorpion. He tried to con Katsuya Jonouchi out of a pair of shoes he bought.
The owner claimed that someone in America was killed over the shoes he wears.
When Katsuya Jonouchi came to his shop to buy a pair of rare Air Muscle shoes, the owner refused to sell them, unless Jonouchi could prove he's worthy. The owner pretended to slip his pet scorpion into the shoe and told Jonouchi he must put his foot inside before he can buy the shoes. Jonouchi did so and the owner sold him the shoes at half price. Jonouchi traded his old shoes to pay some of the cost. The owner then paid a group of thugs, the Muscle Hunters, 3000 yen each to mug Jonouchi and his friends and steal back the shoes.
After Yugi Mutou found out about the owner's con, he changed to Dark Yugi and confronted the owner. The owner did not want Yugi to leave the store, knowing his secret, so he hid his scorpion in one of the shoes as he gave it back, hoping to poison Dark Yugi. However Dark Yugi was not fooled and put coins in the shoe to play a Shadow Game, coin in sneaker.
In the Shadow Game, the owner and Yugi took turns grabbing coins out of the shoe, trying to avoid being stung by the scorpion. The winner was the player who got the most coins. The owner also added a rule, where if he wins, Dark Yugi must give him 100,000 yen for each coin he gets. The owner stabbed the toe of the shoe with a knife, in an attempt to kill the scorpion and grab all the coins. However, he missed and got his hand stuck in the shoe, allowing the scorpion to sting him.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment, while Yugi took the shoes back to Jonouchi.