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English name
  • Mahado (manga)
  • Mahad (anime)
Other names

Dark Magician

  • Male



The Sacred Guardians

Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 201: "Memoirs of a Pharaoh"

Appears in
English voice
Japanese voice
  • Kazunari Kojima

Mahad, known as Mahado (マハード Mahādo) in the manga and Japanese anime, is one of the priests who serves Pharaoh Atem. He wields the Millennium Ring. In order to defeat Thief King Bakura, he sacrificed his life and fused his Ba (Life Spirit) and his Ka together to create the "Dark Magician". He also was the best friend of the Pharaoh Atem since they were children. Before and after his death, Mahado always kept loyalty to his king. Mahado is the first among the six to die. Although his death was honorable, Priest Seto still thinks that Mahado is weak and his death does not change anything. In the anime, he continued to serve the Pharaoh in the form of the Dark Magician. He also appeared in The Ceremonial Battle summoned by Yami Yugi in his duel against Yugi Muto.



Mahado is very loyal to his childhood friend and Pharaoh, Atem, and is also Mana's teacher in the magical arts. He acts as a guardian for both Mana and Atem and cares deeply for them both. He also seems to have a close friendship with Isis. Mahado is very selfless, looking out for the well being of others before his own. His loyalty runs deep and he serves Atem with a strong conviction.


The name Mahad is a male Muslim name from Arabic origins, meaning: "one who is great".

Monster Spirits


Mahado is capable of using Heka and has performed the following spells.

Afterworld Warp: By creating two portals, he is able to redirect attacks. This mimics the effect of the card "Magic Cylinder".

Magic Blast: A powerful blast of magical energy.

Thousand (Black) Magic Blasts: A wave of magical explosions. Possibly representing Diffusion Wave-Motion

Dark Magic (Black Magic)': The "Dark Magician's" special attack.

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