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Pandora
Pandora manga portal
English name
  • Pandora
Japanese translated
  • Pandora
Gender
  • Male
Occupation

Rare Hunter

Organization

Ghouls

Tournament Position
Battle City Eliminated
Deck

Magician

Manga debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Duel 101: "Marik Strikes!"

Appears in
Manga
Pandora (manga)

Pandora the Conjurer (奇術師パンドラ Kijutsushi Pandora) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. This is the original depiction of Pandora, known as Arkana in the English anime. As one of the Rare Hunters, he faced Dark Yugi in the Battle City tournament, in a Duel, in which both players focused heavily on their ace card, the "Dark Magician".

Biography

History

It was stated once that he considered suicide twice; once when his mother died and another time when he lost his lover to a magic show that went wrong. He later joined the Ghouls, an organisation that steals rare cards, and whose leader is Marik Ishtar.

Battle City

Assigned in the Battle City tournament to Duel Yugi Mutou, Pandora took inspiration from his background as an escape artist, and trapped Yugi in a duel arena where the loser gets his legs chopped off by a buzzsaw. Pandora acted insanely sadistic throughout the entire Duel, while rejecting all offers to end the unnecessary gruesomeness by claiming that this was his great show of escaping from the jaws of death, much to Yugi's disgust.

Below each player were small boxes containing the key to the shackles that strapped their legs beneath them, which opens only below the victor; Pandora compared this situation to Pandora's box, citing that the boxes as the only hope for one of them (and a reference to his own name). Furthermore, Pandora used the stripper technique, and cruelly sacrificed his monsters to win, all the while treating his monsters as dispensable slaves and claiming that ruthlessness to even one's own "slaves" is necessary to victory. He had no knowledge of the existence of "Dark Magician Girl" until Yugi played it against him. Eventually, because Pandora betrayed his cards, Yugi managed to defeat him (due to the fact that Dark Magician Girl gets a power-up for each Dark Magician in the Graveyard, and since Pandora sacrificed his own, it gave her a necessary power-up to defeat him).

As the buzzsaw approached Pandora, he, at first, put up the dramatics by screaming in feigned horror, then planned to use a spare key he hid in his sleeve, but Marik used his Millennium Rod to erase the key from his mind as penalty for his failure, ignoring Pandora's pleas for mercy.

Marik then spoke to Yugi through Pandora about the Tomb Keepers and his ultimate goal is to free himself of the duty that he never wanted.

Upon his loss and escape from the buzzsaw, Marik saw through Pandora's memories and saw that he considered suicide twice in his life; the first was after his mother died, and the second was when he lost his lover. Marik then brought out these memories and stirred them up, so Pandora would commit suicide upon waking up.

Deck

Pandora uses a Magician Deck. He illegally trimmed the edges of all three of his "Dark Magician" cards, in order to ensure that one would be on top of his Deck when the opponent cuts it, and that he would be able to draw it in the first turn. The Deck also contains one unnamed card.

Image Information
DarkMagician-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Dark Magician | Black Magician (ブラック・マジシャン Burakku Majishan)
Level
7 ★★★★★★★
ATK
00002500
DEF
00002100
DarkMagician-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Dark Magician | Black Magician (ブラック・マジシャン Burakku Majishan)
Level
7 ★★★★★★★
ATK
00002500
DEF
00002100
LegiontheFiendJester-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Legion the Fiend Jester | Legion the Sorcerer (どうリジョン Madōke Rijon)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001300
DEF
00001500
MaliceDollofDemise-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Malice Doll of Demise | Killer Doll (キラードール Kirā Dōru)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001600
DEF
00001700
AntiMagicArrows-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Anti-Magic Arrows | Magic-Sealing Arrows (ふう Fūma no Ya)
Card type
Spell Card
BeckontotheDark-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Beckon to the Dark (やみへの手招てまねYamie no Temaneki)
Card type
Spell Card
DarkMagicCurtain-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Dark Magic Curtain | Black Magic Curtain (くろじゅつのカーテン Kuromajutsu no Kāten)
Card type
Spell Card
DevilsScales-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Devil's Scales | Demon's Scales (あくてんびん Akuma no Tenbin)
Card type
Spell Card
Ectoplasmer-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Ectoplasmer (エクトプラズマー Ekutopurazumā)
Card type
Spell Card
MonsterReborn-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Monster Reborn | Resurrection of the Dead (しゃせい Shisha Sosei)
Card type
Spell Card
MysticGuillotine-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Mystic Guillotine | Tragedy of the Guillotine (だんとうだいさんげき Dantōdai no Sangeki)
Card type
Spell Card
ThousandKnives-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Thousand Knives | Thousand Knife (千本サウザンドナイフ Sauzando Naifu)
Card type
Spell Card
CoffinofDarkResurrection-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Coffin of Dark Resurrection | Revival Coffin of the Black-Magic Tribe (くろぞくふっかつひつぎ Kuromazoku Fukkatsu no Hitsugi)
Card type
Trap Card
NightmareChains-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Nightmare Chains | Nightmare Cross (悪夢あくむ十字架じゅうじか Akumu no Jūjika)
Card type
Trap Card

Duels

Event Outcome Chapter(s)
VSDark Yugi Battle City Lose 102 (161), 103 (162), 104 (163), 105 (164)

References


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