The Millennium Eye (タイトル:ミレニアム・アイ) is one of the Millennium Items.
Shadi placed the Millennium Eye into Maximillion Pegasus's left eye (in the manga, Pegasus's eye was cut out before the item was forced into the emptied socket). After having it successfully in place of his left eye, Pegasus saw his deceased wife Cecelia Pegasus for a fleeting moment. To be inconspicuous, Pegasus then wore the eye for the rest of his life (normally hidden under his hair). Wanting to bring that image of his wife back, Pegasus used the Millennium Eye's power to read minds during his first duel with Yami Yugi. After the duel, Pegasus used the Eye's power to trap Yugi's Grandpa's soul to lure Yugi to Duelist Kingdom. When Seto Kaiba arrived, Pegasus used his Eye's power to trap Mokuba Kaiba's soul. When Pegasus dueled Kaiba, he used the Eye's power to read Kaiba's mind and deck. After Pegasus defeated Kaiba, the former used the Eye's power to take the latter's soul. While the Duelist Kingdom's finals occurred, Pegasus used his Eye's power to look into each duelist's hearts during Yami Yugi's and Mai Valentine's duel and when Joey Wheeler's and Bandit Keith's duel. After Mai surrendered to Yami Yugi and Joey defeated Keith, Pegasus used his Eye's power to "punish" Keith with a Penalty Game (this only happened in the manga). When Pegasus and Yami Yugi dueled, Pegasus used the Millennium Eye's power to read Yami Yugi's mind and strategies until Yami Yugi and Yugi Muto switched places to confuse Pegasus, which worked until Pegasus used the Eye's power to turn their duel to into a Shadow Game which "killed" Yugi's soul. Just when Pegasus used the Eye's power read Yugi's mind, Yugi's friends blocked Pegasus' Eye's power and Yugi used this opportunity to defeat Pegasus, restoring the souls of Solomon, Seto Kaiba and Mokuba Kaiba. Unknown to everyone, Pegasus was also defeated by Yami Bakura, who won the Millennium Eye from him in a Yami Game; in the manga, Dark Bakura simply took the eye from Pegasus after his loss against Dark Yugi.
Sometime later, Dark Bakura gave the Millennium Eye to Yugi in the manga while Yami Bakura gave Kaiba in the anime after their duel as a lure to get him traveling to where the Pharaoh Atem resided.
It turns out that the Millennium Eye was created 3,000 years prior with other Millennium Items by Aknadin. After its creation, Aknadin himself put on the Eye, sacrificing his left eye in the process, either wishing for his son Seto to become pharaoh which was impossible due to Seto's birth status in the manga or to ward off Zorc Necrophades in the anime.
The Millennium Eye appears on the crown of "Ma'at".
It's primary ability is reading a duelist's mind and seeing through their eyes, allowing the holder to know what their opponents are thinking at all times no matter what.
Its holder also has the ability to seal his opponents' souls inside cards until the soul stealer is defeated in a duel, and see the spiritual world. Like the rest of the Millennium Items, it can also initiate Shadow Games, materialize the effects of Duel Monster cards, and also, cast illusions, and protect its owner from harm and other shadow powers.
In the manga, it was said that anyone who wears the eye will be given one wish.