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I don't trust AI. The internet world is a fiction. What's important are the breath and heartbeat of life.

— Revolver[2]

Revolver (リボルバー, Riborubā) is the leader of the Knights of Hanoi and the main antagonist in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime.[3]

Design

Appearance

While in LINK VRAINS, Revolver is a tan-skinned man with yellow eyes without irises or pupils, and black hair with orange and red highlights. His ears are pierced with Egyptian-style earrings with a blue diamond and a gold bullet "token". Revolver wears a mask with yellow glass and a white casing with a diamond-shaped pattern of white dots with red centers, linked together by a white circle that surrounds a white dot in the center of Revolver's forehead that suggests the barrel of a gun. The visor of his mask can be covered with a dark lens to protect him from bright lights.

Revolver wears a white jumpsuit with a black elongated "T" shape tracing to the bottom of his chest, red ovals overlaying black ovals on the sides of the torso, and a v-shaped line of green where a belt would be. He wears a white trench coat lined with green with golden lines patterning both the inside and the outside of the coat. The sleeves are green white shoulder-pads and red diagonal bands on the bicep, making it unclear whether or not they are part of the jumpsuit or the coat. Revolver also wears a small white mantle with a black line tracing around the middle, and a green ornament attached at the front on either side of his neck and at the back by red gems. Revolver wears white-elbow length gloves with red diamond shapes on his forearm, and black boots with green heels and red patterns on the front that may be part of his jumpsuit.

In real life, Revolver is a tall young, fair skin man and has white hair that spikes backwards at the sides, with purple-blue highlights. On his right hand, he has a tattoo of a red triangle. He has at least two outfits, the first consisting of a white buttoned shirt and black trousers, while the second consists of a pink v-neck shirt underneath a light grey suit jacket, with black trousers that ends above his ankles. His eyes have yet to be revealed.

As a child, he wore a grey hoodie over a dark pair of pants.

Personality

Much like the other Knights of Hanoi, Revolver is a ruthless individual that seeks Ai. For some reason, he bears a great hatred towards Ai and the Cyberse world considering them a threat to the real world, and wanted to destroy them both, even using ordinary people to achieve their goals. However Revolver claims that his actions are so that he can fulfill his promise to his father.[4]

Unlike most hackers, Revolver distrusts LINK VRAINS and the people that, to him, are dedicating their lives to it and make false relationships with other people. He values a person's life more. He distrusts Artificial Intelligence, to the point where he does not have one installed into his Duel Disk. Due to that, he looks down as on the internet world as false. Despite his hatred towards VRAINS, Revolver isn't against using the Cyberse for his own benefit. When Ai called him out on that, Revolver described it as "counteracting poison with poison".[2]

Oddly enough, Revolver shares Yusaku's habit of listing out three reasons for his observations, although he doesn't do it as frequently as Yusaku.

While Dueling, with loads of confidence, Revolver tends to belittle his opponents and lower their guard, which Go Onizuka noted as arrogance.

Abilities

Revolver can summon Data Storms at will.[5] He is also a professional hacker and can even infiltrate the system of LINK VRAINS, stating he could even destroy it. He shares the same Skill as Playmaker, "Storm Access" which allows him to add a random Link Monster from a Data Storm to his Extra Deck when his LP are 1000 or less.[2]

Revolver is also a cunning person, being able to predict his enemy's movements and lead them into a trap and counter them.[6] Revolver can also regenerate his body inside LINK VRAINS.[1]

Biography

History

Revolver and friends

A young Revolver with Faust and Baira.

Revolver was a friend to Baira and Faust, and the latter considered Revolver as his younger brother.[7] Some time after, Revolver saved his father, Dr. Kogami, from a comatose state, after he was infected by a virus from SOL Technologies following the Hanoi Project, by recreating his father's mind and placing it within the network. The two formed the Knights of Hanoi, with the intent of eradicating all the Ignis within the network, believing that they were savage creatures with the intent of destroying the world, rather than saving it. At one point, after the Hanoi Project, Revolver, as a child, met Spectre at the site of the Lost Incident, and recruited him into the Knights of Hanoi.[8]

Revolver launched an attack to Cyberse with three of his "Cracking Dragons". The entities of Cyberse were sealed off and could not retaliate, except for Ai. Ai claimed he was their "savior", noting others have been trapped. Regardless, he claimed being hated had its uses, but promised to save all of them. Revolver and the "Cracking Dragon" chased Ai, who escaped Cyberse and severed the connection with that place. Others realized he wanted to hide Cyberse at the price being unable to return. Just as Ai succeeded and gloated, Revolver's "Cracking Dragon" ate him, though his eye was lost in the network. Revolver had his team search for Ai's remains, for only he knew the location of Cyberse.[9]

Hanoi

Five years later, SOL Technologies' security were searching for Ai. Revolver smiled, seeing he could exploit this situation. He summoned a Knight of Hanoi, ordering him to capture Ai before the SOL Technologies could. He watched the situation and was intrigued how the Playmaker arrived to challenge the Knight of Hanoi and bet Ai for the Duel.[9]

After Playmaker had won the Duel, Revolver admitted he didn't expect his opponent to be that strong. Spectre arrived, explaining it was still better to let Playmaker have Ai than to be in possession of SOL Technologies. Revolver knew they were going to unmask Playmaker soon, noting Playmaker hated the Knights of Hanoi, was one of few people that had Cyberse monsters and eventually would come and seek him, as the leader of the Knights of Hanoi, out. Revolver was nevertheless pleased, and actually wanted to prepare himself for the battle against Playmaker. Later, as Yusaku and Shoichi were looking at Ai's memories, Ai started to malfunction. Revolver sensed his location, while Shoichi turned the electricity of the van they were in. Yusaku went outside, and watched as Revolver flew on a gigantic dragon to find Ai. While Revolver did not find the AI, Yusaku felt that Revolver saw him. Ai explained Revolver was the leader of the Knights of Hanoi. Revolver returned to his base, displeased that he could not find Ai, as the connection was severed in the last moment. He was approached by Dr. Kogami, who promised to make a new program, but needed more time. Revolver stated that the ones holding Ai could not decipher him properly, but didn't want to give them too much time. Dr. Kogami said that they had to draw Playmaker out once more and defeat him properly. Revolver heard an alarm, and logged off. In the real world, Revolver, a young man, approached his father, who was resting inside a pod. Revolver promised he would make his father's wishes come true and touched his arm, revealing a red triangle symbol on his right hand.[4]

Revolver in eye

Revolver orders Blue Angel to use the Hanoi card.

Seeing how Blue Angel wanted to challenge Playmaker, Revolver was amused by her. Spectre claimed they could use her, and went off to give her a special card.[10] During her Duel against Playmaker, Blue Angel fell in a trance and Revolver told her she was a Knight of Hanoi, prompting her to activate "Dark Angel's" effect.[11]

Revolver summons Data Storm

Revolver summons the Data Storm to destroy the place.

When Blue Angel was defeated, Revolver was certain that Playmaker would have to comply to his demands. Dr. Kogami said Ai had to be destroyed and Revolver was concerned about Kogami since he designed Ai. Kogami told Revolver it was a painful decision to destroy the AI, while Revolver reminded the importance of destroying Ai and Cyberse. When Akira Zaizen and Ghost Girl captured and interrogated Playmaker, Revolver appeared before them and demanded him to be freed, as he was challenging him to a Duel. When Akira refused, Revolver showed his power by summoning a Data Storm and obliterating the place. He also threatened to destroy LINK VRAINS, but stated that was not his intention, since he was interested in Ai that Playmaker had in his possession. When Akira refused to hand over Ai, Revolver revealed they placed a computer virus inside Blue Angel as a hostage and only they had the ability to reverse it. Revolver admitted they could've placed the virus into anyone, but Blue Angel was the most efficient target to draw Playmaker out. Revolver also knew that Akira, as the Security-in-Chief, had to take Ai back, but doing so would make Blue Angel - Akira's sister - under permanent effect of the virus. Thus, he promised to hand over the program if Playmaker defeated him. Hesitant at first, Akira freed Playmaker while Revolver left to wait for Playmaker to come and Duel him.[5]

Revolver and Playmaker battle

Revolver faces Playmaker in the Speed Duel.

As the two rode off on the Data Wind, Revolver reminded Playmaker he interfered a lot of times in the Knights of Hanoi's plans. Playmaker promised to defeat him and uncover their identities while Revolver didn't care much for Playmaker's since they had many enemies. He declared their mission was to retrieve Ai and was surprised that Playmaker had no knowledge of Ai as an AI. Ai promised to eat Revolver's program and reclaim his body back, while Revolver stated if he were to win, Ai would be his own. Revolver admitted he didn't have an AI for his Duel Disk, as he didn't trust them, claiming the internet was but a fiction. He valued the personal values of man, and didn't trust the fake relationships and dedications over LINK VRAINS; in his words, such ignorance would destroy the world, as would Ai and declared Playmaker as his enemy for helping Ai. Before the Duel began, Revolver waved his hand causing the current LINK VRAINS environment to be crushed and replaced with lava rivers and fiery lakes.[2]

Revolver's Storm Access

Revolver uses the Storm Access skill.

Taking the first turn, Revolver used "Dragonoid Generator" to Special Summon two "Dragonoid Tokens" and Tribute Summon "Cracking Dragon". He then summoned the "Dragonoid Tokens" on Playmaker's field and used "Cracking Dragon's" effect to deal him damage. Despite this, the Playmaker managed to turn around the tables by Link Summoning three monsters and destroying "Cracking Dragon" with "Decode Talker", lowering Revolver's LP to 1400. Despite having the advantage, Playmaker noted that Revolver was vigorous and would not give up. Revolver thanked Playmaker for clearing his field, as he brought out "Twin Triangle Dragon" and revived "Cracking Dragon" back, at cost of it unable to attack and losing 500 LP. Revolver sensed a power inside the network and, summoning a Data Storm, showing off the same Skill Playmaker had, "Storm Access". With this skill, Revolver obtained "Topologic Bomber Dragon" and promptly used all of his monsters to Link Summon it, amused at the fact of his using a Cyberse monster against other Cyberse monsters. Using "Dragonoid Generator", Revolver had "Bomber Dragon" use its effect to destroy a "Dragonoid Token" and Playmaker's "Capacitor Stalker". Despite the latter's effect causing Revolver's LP to be lowered down to 100, "Decode Talker's" ATK was lowered as well and Revolver had "Topologic Bomber Dragon" destroy it. "Topologic Bomber Dragon's" effect then activated, which would cause Playmaker to take damage equal to "Decode Talker's" ATK. Revolver claimed that Playmaker lost the Duel and smiled as his dragon executed its effect.[2]

Revolver adds card

Revolver obtains his father's card.

To stop the effect, Playmaker activated "Link Restart", and even revived "Decode Talker". Revolver noted how tough Playmaker was to avoid this situation, as "Dragonoid Generator" summoned another Token to Playmaker's field. As Playmaker had Ai conjure a Data Storm, Revolver was glad they did that, since he expected them to do that. He mused how his goal for the Speed Duel was completed. After Playmaker used Storm Access, Revolver was impressed, considering how mighty the Data Storm was. Playmaker went to Link Summon, but Revolver stopped that with "Remote Rebirth", summoning a monster from Playmaker's field to one of zones "Topologic Bomber Dragon" pointed to, with the intention of using his dragon's effect to destroy every monster in the Main Monster Zones. "Capacitor Stalker's" effect once again dealt 800 Damage to both, causing both Revolver and Playmaker's LP to fall to 0. Ai suspected Revolver wanted the Duel to end in a tie, but Revolver denied this, declaring he could predict their every move. Suddenly, Revolver and Playmaker were pulled to the Data Storm, as the latter realized Revolver actually planned this. Revolver and Playmaker were separated from their D-Boards, and entered the center of the Data Storm - a calm place, filled with floating rocks. Revolver declared the place to be their new stage of battle, as a shining card Dr. Kogami sent to LINK VRAINS was added to his Deck. Revolver explained they would have a Master Duel that had more Monster and Spell & Trap Zones, fitting for them to show off their Link Monsters' prowess.[6]

Having the first turn in the Master Duel, Revolver took on defense by playing "Fire Prison", "Twin Triangle Dragon" and "Linkbelt Wall Dragon" to make it harder to Link Summon and attack. Playmaker was worried about these defenses, and suspected it could be a part of Revolver's plan. Instead, Playmaker summoned "Encode Talker" and had it attack "Twin Triangle Dragon". Due to "Linkbelt Wall Dragon's" effect, the attack was redirected to itself, making Playmaker's attack nullified. However, he did summon "Interrupt Resistor"; Revolver realized Playmaker was preparing for a new Link Summon, but swore that strategy would cost Playmaker dearly. Revolver Link Summoned "Three Burst Blast Dragon", surprising Ai, since Revolver could've summoned "Topologic Bomber Dragon" instead, and was even more surprised he targeted "Backup Secretary" instead of "Encode Talker" for an attack target. Since "Three Burst Blast Dragon" negated "Encode Talker's" effect, Playmaker had "Interrupt Resistor" boost the DEF of "Backup Secretary" to take less damage from Revolver's dragon's piercing effect. Playmaker sensed that Revolver would bring out a different monster than "Topologic Bomber Dragon". To stop that, Playmaker summoned "Decode Talker" to take out "Linkbelt Wall Dragon". Revolver anticipated this, and used "Fire Prison's" effect to negate every Cyberse card as if it didn't exist, causing "Encode Talker" and "Decode Talker" to vanish, and even make Ai disappear.[6]

Fire Prison destroyed

Revolver's "Fire Prison" is destroyed by its own effect.

Revolver told Playmaker it was his fault for listening to Ai that made Cyberse cards unusable. Since Playmaker did not know about Ai, Revolver told how there were tests to create life forms inside the network, but most attempts lacked free will. However, there was one person that succeeded, and that product was Ignis, the first AI with free will. Playmaker did not believe in this story, but Revolver ignored him. He stated the most important thing was to capture and destroy Ai, who had created the Cyberse and wanted to conquer the network. On his next turn, Revolver used "Three Burst Blast Dragon's" effect to summon more Dragons, all to bring out his ace, "Borreload Dragon". Playmaker recognized it as the same dragon Revolver rode on when he was searching for Ai when Yusaku and Shoichi hacked it. Revolver, who placed a safety mask on, declared a direct attack with his dragon, causing 3000 points of LP damage to Playmaker, even causing the blast to come out of the Data Storm. Since Playmaker was knocked out, Revolver smiled, seeing the match had ended. However, Playmaker stood up, and Revolver saw he failed to crush his confidence. As Playmaker played "Cynet Universe", Revolver claimed it was a pointless move, since there were no Cyberse monsters. Playmaker denied this, since he could sense their pulses; Revolver was greatly displeased, and shocked how he used two of his ace monsters to Link Summon "Firewall Dragon". Revolver realized that was the card Playmaker had obtained from the Data Storm, and with its summoning, "Fire Prison" vanished. "Firewall Dragon" destroyed "Linkbelt Wall Dragon", which frustrated Revolver, as Playmaker's "Parallel Port Armor" made his dragon untargetable and indestructible by battle. He took the next turn, replenishing his hand and bringing back "Anesthrokket Dragon" and "Autorokket Dragon". He then used "Borreload Dragon" and "Autorokket Dragon's" effects in concert to send the latter to the GY to destroy "Firewall Dragon's" defenses. He then attacked, surprising Ai and Playmaker with "Borreload Dragon's" effect causing "Firewall Dragon" to switch over to Revolver's field. Revolver, intending to have Playmaker's own Cyberse card defeat him, had "Firewall Dragon" attack directly, but the attack was canceled by "Cynet Refresh". Still, Revolver boosted his defenses by reviving two of his "Magnarokket Dragons". Playmaker brought back his "Encode Talker" and "Firewall Dragon", declaring the true fight had only begun.[12]

When Playmaker's "Firewall Dragon" used its effect to return "Borreload Dragon" from the field to the hand, Revolver informed him that it couldn't be targeted by effects. Playmaker targeted "Magnarokket Dragon" instead, prompting Revolver to activate its effect and attempt to destroy "Firewall Dragon". Playmaker responded with "Cynet Refresh" to protect his dragon from destruction. Revolver was amused, and ended his turn. Much to Revolver's surprise, Playmaker had "Firewall Dragon", protected by "Encode Talker", attack "Borreload Dragon", who had more ATK. Playmaker used "Battle Buffer" to raise "Encode Talker's" ATK , a strategy that impressed Revolver. To counter it, Revolver targeted "Encode Talker" with his dragon to reduce it's ATK, causing "Encode Talker" to be destroyed and Playmaker's strategy to backfire. While "Firewall Dragon's" ATK was raised by "Battle Buffer", Revolver's "Rokket" dragons regained their effects. Revolver claimed the match was over, as Playmaker could not attack anymore. The latter made him doubt that, since he could not use "Magnarokket Dragon's" effect. Using "Recoded Alive", Playmaker revived "Decode Talker", whose ATK was boosted up to destroy "Borreload Dragon". However, Revolver used "Borrel Cooling" to activate "Magnarokket Dragon's" effect to destroy "Decode Talker". Revolver smiled, seeing how close he was to his victory, with Playmaker having no cards nor attacks to execute. Playmaker refused to lose, and claimed he wanted to uncover the events that had happened 10 years ago, to recover the time he had lost and to save the person that saved him. Revolver was surprised that what happened 10 years ago involved Playmaker, who replied he was "that emissary of revenge". Revolver claimed Playmaker was a fool to help SOL Technologies out without knowing the truth.[1]

Revolver's defeat

Revolver defeated by Playmaker.

Revolver retreats

Revolver flees from the scene.

Playmaker refused to listen and, using "Parallel Port Armor", he had "Firewall Dragon" attack once more to perform a One Turn Kill. The attack destroyed "Borreload Dragon", and Revolver was slammed into a rock as his LP fell to zero. He then lost his avatar's arm when Ai became vicious and tried to devour Revolver. Revolver was pulled up to be logged out, but as promised, he threw a card that would remove Blue Angel's virus. Before leaving, Revolver stated as long as Playmaker had Ai, their Duel would continue on. Revolver returned to his base and Dr. Kogami was surprised how Revolver let his guard down, seeing it was about that incident Playmaker spoke of. Revolver apologized to him as his father, and as his hand recovered, claimed that next time would be different. His father stated that Revolver didn't need to think of that, and seeing how they could not retrieve Ai, he went to execute the other plan, and needed time to make preparations for that. Revolver nodded, and recalling Playmaker's speech pattern of three points of analysis, he wondered about his connection to him.[1] Revolver and Kogami went to a deep pit, where Kogami showed him a seed shaped like a cube, which would grow into a "fruit" that would destroy the whole network, including LINK VRAINS. Revolver watched Kogami release the seed, which fell into the pit.[13] Revolver was still at the pit, with his father absent. He remarked that the battle for humanity would begin soon enough.[14]

Another

As the Another victims were being infected, Revolver was worried if the Hanoi program was activated, the Lost Incident records would be deleted, and he'd never uncover Playmaker's identity. He was contacted by his father, who reported the Hanoi program would soon be finished. Revolver was still sad, as he wished to settle things with Playmaker. He told he wouldn't move on until he defeats Playmaker, and his father permitted him the rematch, as long as it didn't take too much time. Later, Revolver watched as the Knights of Hanoi forced people to Duel, preventing them from logging out. Revolver was unamused, considering a thousand people that joined the Knights of Hanoi were mere grunts, who wanted self-promotion by opposing LINK VRAINS. He was visited by Faust and Baira, who informed him Dr. Genome was making his move, and gave him the Data Gale.[15] After Baira released the virus-removal program and logged out, she appeared next to Revolver, who punished her.[16] With all three of his subordinates - Genome, Baira, and Faust - defeated and resting inside pods, Revolver left his headquarters in LINK VRAINS. In the real world, at Kyoko Taki's apartment, Revolver removed a flashdrive from its hiding place and looked at the video recording on it - Yusaku and Shoichi in Baira's room witnessing Blue Angel defeating Baira. Ai appeared in the video and Revolver smiled, as he learned that Playmaker was Yusaku.[17] Revolver was at the pit, and proclaimed the time has come that he would risk the fate of the humanity on the Tower of Hanoi.[18]

Revolver looks at Yusaku

Real-life Revolver looks at Yusaku, before proceeding with his plan.

Revolver was at Stardust Road, ordering food from the Café Nagi food truck, his face still hidden. He told Shoichi, who was still unaware of his true identity, that this would be the last time he would order from him. Shoichi asked him if he was moving away; Revolver replied that his reason was something like that before leaving. Revolver returned to LINK VRAINS where he met up with Spectre, lamenting the loss of Dr. Genome, Baira, and Faust. He explained he was too focused on Playmaker. Despite this, Revolver told the three were the core for his plan. Spectre asked if Revolver was fine with the fact that they still didn't know Playmaker's identity. Revolver proclaimed the plan had to resolve, even if it cost him his life, promising to defeat anyone that stood in his path. Later, he met Ghost Girl at the reprocessing plant, and was surprised to find her there. Revolver noted Ghost Girl was snooping again, who promised to leave. However, Revolver raised the barrier, stating he can't let her leave this place. Ghost Girl used the rope to reach a different exit, but Revolver barred her. Ghost Girl questioned Revolver what would he do with her after she would be captured, suspecting she would be in trouble. Revolver offered her a Duel to shape his Deck out, allowing her to leave if she would win. Ghost Girl attempted to leave, but Revolver pointed out logging out was disabled. Thus, being forced to fight, Ghost Girl initiated her first turn in the Speed Duel.[19]

Revolver applied his swarming tactics to bring out monsters to his field. Ghost Girl noted Revolver did not bring an AI for his Duel Disk, as Revolver stated trusting an AI is foolish. Ghost Girl remembered Revolver spoke that Ignis would destroy the world, but Revolver ignored her, considering her as a mercenary that would not understand that. Ghost Girl reminded herself of Revolver's ace, and noted the longer the Duel lasted, the more she would be at a disadvantage. Revolver quickly brought out "Topologic Bomber Dragon", as Ghost Girl sensed Revolver wanted to quickly end the Duel. Revolver's dragon attacked Ghost Girl's "Altergeist Marionetter". To prevent this, Ghost Girl played "Altergeist Kunquery", and sealed off the dragon's effects. Ghost Girl questioned Revolver about the energy sphere, and Revolver simply replied something unimaginable was bound to happen. Ghost Girl brought out "Altergeist Primebanshee" and Kidolga". Her "Altergeist" monsters attacked Revolver directly, dropping his LP to 400, and even took Revolver's "Twin Triangle Dragon" to defeat him. Ghost Girl gloated in her victory, but Ghost Girl gloated in her victory, but Revolver called her a fool. Playing a Trap Card, Revolver negated the attack and destroyed all of Ghost Girl's Link Monsters. Ghost Girl realized Revolver could've simply played his card earlier to avoid damage, and all of that was just so he could activate his Skill. Revolver mocked her for not being able to predict that, while Ghost Girl returned her "Altergeist Marionetter" to her hand.[20]

Revolver outsmarted Ghost Girl

Revolver smiles, having lead Ghost Girl into his trap.

Revolver prevents the attack

Revolver uses his Trap Card to prevent his defeat.

Playing a Trap Card, later revealed through similar visual effects to be Mirror Force, Revolver negated the attack and destroyed all of Ghost Girl's Link Monsters. To prevent Revolver from using his Skill, Ghost Girl activated her, Skill, Secret Cure, to at least raise Revolver's LP. Much to her displeasure, she drew the 0 ATK "Altergeist Kunquery". Revolver continued mocking her, stating luck has abandoned her. Ghost Girl planned her strategy to deal with Revolver's effects and attacks, by using "Altergeist Protocol". Revolver simply set Ghost Girl's card off with "Red Reboot", at the cost of halving his LP for using it from his hand. He also let Ghost Girl set a Trap Card from her Deck, but she was unable to play any Trap Cards during his turn. Ghost Girl still hoped in having the LP and field advantage, but Revolver mocked her, claiming only darkness awaited her, from which she could not escape from. Revolver, after bringing out three dragons, used Storm Access, taking out a Link Monster from the Data Storm, emitted from the purplish sphere. Revolver Link Summoned his new monster, "Topologic Trisbaena", and revived "Defrag Dragon" at the position of former's Link Arrow. "Topologic Trisbaena" banished away all of Ghost Girl's Trap Cards and dealt her 1500 LP damage, and attacked her directly. Ghost Girl screamed, as she was defeated. Revolver confronted Playmaker, who demanded to know about Ghost Girl's whereabouts. Revolver simply proclaimed she became a foundation for the Tower of Hanoi, which was activated. He stated should Playmaker wish to stop it, he'd have to confront him. With the purplish sphere emitting tentacles that destroyed the place, Revolver jumped away.[20]

Revolver responded to Kitamura's calling, who asked to speak with the Knights of Hanoi's leader. Kitamura was startled to meet Revolver, who threatened to erase Kitamura if he wasted his time. Kitamura pointed out there was no media reporter around, and since they were alone, he wanted to propose a secret deal. Kitamura proposed an alliance to rule LINK VRAINS, amusing Revolver. Kitamura knew the Knights of Hanoi have the control of LINK VRAINS, and he explained he would maintain their domain, thinking they could even earn a fortune. Revolver was intrigued, but in order to have Kitamura join them, he had him undertake a test. Revolver went away, leaving Spectre to face Kitamura in a Master Duel.[21]

Revolver, at his headquarters, approached his unconscious subordinates, who were lying on pods. Revolver praised Spectre's hard work, and said that his defeat would not be in vain. He noted the tower was getting closer to completion, but knew Playmaker would arrive to face him. He believed this fight started ten years ago, when he launched the attack on Cyberse. He remembered the attempts of acquiring Ignis, even using Blue Angel to do their bidding, and he personally went to face Playmaker, forcing their battle to continue into the Data Storm itself. He noted Playmaker was the enemy that did not forget a single day for ten years, and noted he was his destined opponent. Revolver wanted to find Playmaker's identity, even after his father planted the seed to erase all data. Due to that, Revolver's subordinates have gone to fight off Playmaker and his allies, all to prevent Revolver from becoming the biggest criminal in history, who was too focused on Playmaker. Dr. Kogami approached Revolver, asking if he uncovered Playmaker's identity. Revolver denied, even though he did saw Yusaku's face in a footage. Kogami noted ever since the tower was in place, Revolver's interest in Playmaker's identity vanished. Regardless, he reminded Revolver that even if the world would see them as criminals that took revenge against SOL Technologies, even with all the victims that would soon be erased, he thought one day they would learn the truth of the danger an AI with free will imposed. Revolver noted that they were prisoners of destiny, and the fated, final Duel against Playmaker would commence soon, one he intended to win.[22]

Go was near the Tower of Hanoi, and remembered his promise to his manager. In front of the tower, Go was confronted by Revolver, who came to stop him, and the two noted each other's names. Go noted Revolver would use the tower to destroy the data, and questioned his goals. Revolver smiled, doubting Go would understood the Knights of Hanoi's goals. Go confirmed this, since he did not wish to listen gibberish from a "villain", and would never forgive Revolver these actions. Revolver wondered why Go came, since Blue Angel has been absorbed already. Warning the same would happen to Go, Revolver let him retreat. Go was surprised to hear Blue Angel had been defeated, as Revolver noted Spectre defeated her, but lost to Playmaker. Revolver pointed out his enemy was Playmaker rather than Go. Go swore to stop Revolver, just like Playmaker did to Spectre. Revolver noted Go did defeat one of his subordinates, and accepted the challenge. Go remembered Playmaker's warning about Revolver's powerful card, and hoped his refined Deck should suffice. Go started the first round by Link Summoning "Gouki Thunder Ogre" and supplying his field with three "Gouki" monsters as backup. When Playmaker arrived, Go claimed he would be the one to defeat Revolver, who was unamused Go was distracted by a bystander. Revolver's swarming tactics let him Link Summon "Triple Burst Dragon" and draw two cards with the effect of "Marker Charge".[23]

To belittle Go, Revolver used Go's "Gouki Thunder Ogre" for the additional Normal Summon of "Triggering Wurm", and use it to Link Summon "Topologic Bomber Dragon". "Triggering Wurm" was revived from the GY, and Revolver used his dragon's effect to clear everyone's Main Monster Zones. To minimize the damage, Go tributed "Gouki Twistcobra" to increase the ATK of "Gouki Thunder Ogre" to 4500, and its effect increased its own ATK by 400. Revolver boosted his dragon with "Link Protection" and attacked "Gouki Thunder Ogre", which triggered his dragon's effect to destroy the ogre and inflict 2200 LP damage to Go. Go discarded "Gouki Octostretch" to halve the damage. Revolver complimented Go for this tactic, but wondered how long would that last. Thinking of the children, Go swore to restore LINK VRAINS. Go Link Summoned "Gouki Shadow Ogre" next to the link of "Topologic Bomber Dragon". The latter's effect was triggered, but "Shadow Ogre" negated its effect and destroyed the dragon. Go pointed out he also used Revolver's monster to his advantage, which made Revolver smirk. Revolver banished "Link Protection" and "Topologic Bomber Dragon" to prevent Go from attacking, unless he had four Link Monsters. Go made progress by reviving "Gouki Jet Ogre" and bringing out "Gouki The Great Ogre".[23]

Go swore to stop Revolver, who admitted his admiration for Go's passion. However, he reminded he was ruthless, and used a flashing "Mirror Force" to destroy all of Go's monsters, thus intentionally cancelling his efforts. Go realized that was the card Playmaker warned him about, making Revolver laugh.[23]

Relationships

Yusaku Fujiki (Playmaker)

When first informed about a hacker named "Playmaker" who was defeating Hanoi members, Revolver initially suspected Playmaker was an agent from SOL Technologies but rejected the idea because SOL would act more publicly and dismissed Playmaker. It wasn't until Playmaker captured Ai that Revolver became interested in him. Revolver then switched all his efforts into defeating Playmaker before SOL did, as doing so was the only way to capture Ai.

Playmaker, on the other hand, hates Revolver for being Hanoi's leader and vowed to defeat him and discover his true identity. During their first Duel, Revolver claimed that he wasn't interested in Playmaker's identity and considered him to be just another of the many people who hates Hanoi. However, during second Duel, Revolver recognized Playmaker's speech pattern of listing out three reasons and was disturbed when Playmaker mentioned about a certain incident that happened ten years ago. He chides Playmaker for siding with SOL Technologies without knowing the truth and, after the Duel, is eager to uncover Playmaker's true identity, to the extent of requesting more time from his father before the completion of Hanoi's program.

After learning about Playmaker's identity, he strangely does not reveal this fact even to Spectre or his father, instead lamenting that he was too preoccupied in searching for his identity that his three lieutenants were defeated whilst he was doing so. After defeating Ghost Girl, Revolver eagerly tells Playmaker to defeat him if he wanted to stop the Tower of Hanoi.

Dr. Kogami

Dr. Kogami is Revolver's father. He cares for him as he tends to him while he is comatose and promises to complete his ambition. It is later revealed that it was Revolver who saved his father from death, after SOL Technologies turned on Dr. Kogami, and infected him with a virus in order to cover up for the Hanoi Project.

Spectre

Revolver and Spectre met in person after the Lost Incident, after which Spectre joined the Knights of Hanoi and eventually came to be Revolver's assistant. Revolver trusts Spectre strongly as a comrade and believes in his skill as a Duelist, sending him after Blue Angel and Playmaker during the preparation of the Tower of Hanoi.

Despite Spectre's faith in Revolver being seemingly unconditional and without end, he does not seem to exploit this in any malicious way. After Spectre's defeat and comatose state following his defeat at Playmaker's hands, Revolver praised him for his excellent work and promised him it would not be in vain, showing honest grief at Spectre's demise.[22]

Deck

Revolver and his monsters

Revolver with his "rokket" monsters and "Borreload Dragon".

Revolver uses a Power/DARK Dragon deck. His overall strategy centers on swarming lesser monsters in order to bring stronger monsters and overwhelm his opponents through sheer force. Revolver is also a flexible Duelist who can shift strategies between duels, making him an unpredictable opponent.

He uses cards like "Dragonoid Generator" to generate Tokens for a Tribute Summon or for other utilities, as well cards such as "Gateway Dragon" and "Sniffer Dragon" in order to bring monsters quick.

As a primary setting he uses "Cracking Dragon" to debilitate the opponent through its ability to repeatedly inflict Effect Damage. Even if this monster is defeated, Revolver can use "Twin Triangle Dragon" to reutilize it as material for his stronger Link Monsters like "Topologic Bomber Dragon", whose destructive effects can allow him to defeat his opponents after having their LP depleted by "Cracking Dragon".

When utilizing his ace monster "Borreload Dragon", he switches his strategy to utilizing his "Rokket" monsters as literal cannon fodder for "Borreload", using their self-destruction effect in tandem with "Borreload's" effect to permanently weaken a monster by 500 ATK and DEF in order to disrupt whatever strategy his opponent may have.

He also uses a number of cards to counter Link Spam, as well as using "Fire Prison" to counter Yusaku's Cyberse monsters.

Deck

Duels

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker 9-10 DRAW
Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker 10-12 Lose
Emma Bessho/Ghost Girl 30-31 Win
Go Onizuka 39-40 TBD
Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker 41-? TBD

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 12: "Impregnable Defending Dragon Firewall"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 9: "Enemy I Was Seeking"
  3. "The Organization". YGOrganization. April 18, 2017. https://ygorganization.com/finallyanairdatewoolawd/.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 3: "First Contact"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 8: "The One Who Commands the Wind"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 10: "Impact! Cyberse Vanishes"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 25: "Virus Deck Operation"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 35: "The Other Lost Incident"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 1: "My Name is Playmaker"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 6: "Idol!! Blue Angel"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 7: "Hanoi's Angel"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 11: "Roar of the Magazine Varreload"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 20: "Unyielding Justice"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 21: "Embers of a New Battle"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 22: "Blackened Sun"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 26: "Three Draws Leading to Hope"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 28: "Final Commander of the Three Knights"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 29: "Kusanagi Report"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 30: "Doorway to the Abyss"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 31: "The Final Trigger"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 32: "Tower of Hanoi"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 38: "Hanoi’s Recollection"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 39: "Bullet Buried in Darkness"

Notes

  1. This card is obtained via Storm Access in episode 9.
  2. This card is obtained via Storm Access in episode 31.