- For other uses, see: Paradox (disambiguation).
He was one of mankind's last four survivors in an apocalyptic future, along with Z-one, Aporia and Antinomy. Unlike his fellow survivors, not much of his backstory prior to meeting the other survivors is shown.
His name is derived from the concept of "paradox" in the theory of time. According to it, a paradox is created if the past is altered which then changes the future entirely. This references his mission of changing history by destroying the game of Duel Monsters to prevent his own terrible future from happening, which would have caused catastrophic and drastic changes to the future had he succeeded.
He is the only one of Z-one's comrades to not guard a Planetary Particle as he was defeated before then. Sherry LeBlanc replaces him as the third guard of a Planetary Particle.
Paradox was one of the survivors of the "Meklord Emperor" genocide along with Z-one and Antinomy, who eventually discover a fourth survivor, Aporia. He, Antinomy and Aporia eventually died and were placed in capsules, leaving Z-one the only survivor.
Z-one mentioned Paradox when explaining his plan to Team 5D's, and Yusei recognizes his name and briefly flashes back to the events of the movie. Z-one revealed that it was him who sent Paradox to the past. He was in Yusei's mind during the final moments with his battle with Z-one. Z-one also said that by remembering Paradox, Antinomy and Aporia's bond he was able to find the strength to fight by himself, and that he considered the three to be his family.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time
A reconstruction Paradox was made by Z-one and eventually sent from the future after the events of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's which has been ruined by the evolution of Duel Monsters. Using his Duel Runner, he traveled back in time in an attempt to rewrite history and create a better future, by eliminating the creator of Duel Monsters, Maximillion Pegasus.
Paradox traveled to the New Domino City, during Yusei Fudo's time. He interrupted a Turbo Duel between Yusei, Crow Hogan and Jack Atlas. Yusei has just Summoned "Stardust Dragon", but Paradox absorbed it into a blank card. He showed Yusei the corrupt card, when confronted, before vanishing through time again.
He traveled further back in time to Venice, during Jaden Yuki's time. Once there he started stealing cards from varoius classmates of Jaden, including Jesse Anderson's Rainbow Dragon. Causing massive destruction, Paradox attacked Jaden with "Cyber End Dragon" and "Rainbow Dragon". "Elemental Hero Neos" protected Jaden, so Paradox Summoned "Stardust Dragon" to fight off "Neos". However, Yusei who has traveled back in time with help from the Crimson Dragon arrived and saved Jaden. Paradox left and jumped back in time again.
This time, Paradox visited an event where Pegasus is giving cards to young children, in Yugi Muto's time. Paradox used "Cyber End Dragon," "Rainbow Dragon" and "Stardust Dragon" to attack the area, killing many people, including Pegasus and Solomon Muto. Yusei and Jaden arrived in this time and recruit Yugi, who survived Paradox's attack to fight Paradox.
Yusei, Jaden and Yugi traveled back in time to exactly thirty minutes before Pegasus' event and confronted Paradox before he could attack the crowd again. He faces them in a 3-on-1 Duel. Paradox used "Malefic World" and his corrupt "Malefic" counterparts of existing monsters. Yusei, Jaden and Yugi managed to retrieve "Stardust Dragon" from him, and by combining it with their cards, they destroyed Paradox's "Malefic Truth Dragon" and won the Duel, which destroyed Paradox in the process.
Paradox possesses an unnamed Duel Runner that bears similarities to the one used by Aporia. The Duel Runner is shown to travel through time and change between modes. Like Yusei's Duel Runner, Paradox possesses a hybrid model.
Paradox's Duel Runner operates much like other Duel Runners, allowing him to activate Turbo Duels. It is in this form that his Duel Runner shows the ability to travel through time and space.
When Paradox Duels Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei, he activates a flight mode for his Duel Runner, allowing him to materialize his cards and manipulate the field itself.
Although not explicit in the movie, Paradox is an android much like Aporia and Antinomy. He is capable of creating corrupted versions of the signature cards of other Yu-Gi-Oh! characters in the franchise.
Paradox is capable of merging with his ace monster, "Malefic Truth Dragon".
Paradox has also demonstrated the ability to steal Duel Monsters right out of their cards (such as with "Stardust Dragon" during his Turbo Duel with Yusei) using a blank card, and the ability to bring them to life (he demonstrated this ability with "Cyber End Dragon", "Rainbow Dragon" and "Stardust Dragon" during his attack on Venice, and his attack on the Domino Duel Tournament).
Paradox plays a "Malefic" Deck, made of up of an archetype of DARK-Attribute Dragon-Type monsters (with the exception of "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" and "Malefic Parallel Gear", both of which are Machine-Type) which are corrupt versions of the trump cards of other Yu-Gi-Oh! characters, which he traveled through time to steal.
Paradox's preferred Field Spell is "Malefic World", which gives him the option of skipping his Draw Phase each turn, and instead adding a "Malefic" monster to his hand from his Deck. His monsters are supported by several Spell and Trap Cards that include the word "Malefic" in their names.
|Yusei Fudo||No result|
|Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo||Lose|
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 135: "Fight for the Future"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 146: "The Last Human, Z-ONE"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 151: "Gathering Wishes"
- ↑ This card is stolen from Yusei Fudo.
- ↑ This card was played as a Spell Card. It is a Trap Card in video games that it is featured in.