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Rex Raptor
Dinosaur Ryuzaki
Names
English
  • Dinosaur Ryuzaki (manga)
  • Rex Raptor (anime)
Personal
Birth
  • December 29
Age

15

Height
  • 1.65 m
    5.413 ft
    64.961 in
    165 cm
Weight
  • 114.64 lb52 kg
Gender
  • Male
Blood type
  • O
Favorite food

Takoyaki

Least favorite food

Bell pepper

  • Career
Previous organization

Doma

  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Duelist Kingdom Eliminated
Battle City Eliminated
Grand Championship Top 16
Deck

Dinosaur

Appearances
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 2: "The Gauntlet is Thrown"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories

Appears in
Anime
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS
PlayStation 2
Voice actors
English
Japanese
  • Kin Fujii
    (Episodes 2-59)
  • Yuichi Nakamura
    (Episode 131-onward)
Raptor, Rex

Rex Raptor, known as Dinosaur Ryuzaki, in the manga and Japanese anime, is a "Dinosaur" Duelist. Despite his introduction as a powerful Duelist, he becomes a source of humiliation along with his companion, Weevil Underwood, after suffering defeat to Joey Wheeler, and begins considering Joey his rival for this reason. Though Rex is vengeful, arrogant, and tyrannical, he plays fairly.

"Dinosaur" is a nickname; "Ryuzaki" is his given name. In the English anime, he is named after the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Velociraptor, 2 types of dinosaurs.

In the Japanese anime, Ryuzaki speaks with a Yokohama accent.

Design

Ryuzaki Linework

Rex's design incorporates multiple layers of clothing and a wide range of expressions. Depicted here is the Duelist in full regalia from front and side views and alongside views of his head from different angles.

Rex's character design was overseen by Kazuki Takahashi. His usual outfit consists of a green jacket and a red beanie cap, plus tan pants. In duelist kingdom, he wears a tan vest-thing on his jacket, and a black shirt. In Battle City onward, he wears a green jacket, and a yellow shirt. His hair is brown with dyed purple strands next to his forehead. He has purple-blue eyes, whenever his irises are shown (his pupils are usually too small to determine his eye color). He carries a KaibaCorp Duel Disk on his left hand. In the Waking the Dragons arc he has a Chaos Duel Disk.

In the first Toei Animation movie, Ryuzaki has black hair with dyed pink strands and a purple cap.

Biography

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

RexintheMovie

Rex in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie.

Rex's first anime appearance is in Toei's anime series, where he was seen getting up after losing to Seto Kaiba.

Second anime series

Duelist Kingdom

Rex participates in the Japanese Duel Monsters tournament, where he loses to Weevil Underwood in the finals.

Rex was invited to the Duelist Kingdom tournament. Being a runner-up, in the last tournament, he was one of the few participants given a room on the boat journey. He invited Mai Valentine to his room. Mai challenged him to a Duel, where she would give him a kiss if he won (do anything he wants for him the Japanese Version), but she would get the room to herself if she wins.

Confident that he wouldn't lose, Rex accepts. However Mai insisted that they use her cards. Unbeknownst to Rex, Mai sprayed them with different perfumes and was able to tell what cards he drew. With this advantage, Mai won and booted Rex out of the room.

During the tournament, he was constantly berated by the fact Mai had more Star Chips than him. He challenged her to a Duel to get revenge but Mai, preferring to avoid him, was content to use the excuse that she had already "beaten" him once. However since Mai had previously lost to Joey Wheeler and considered it obnoxious to challenge him again, she agreed to duel Rex, if he defeated Joey for her.

During his Duel with Joey, Rex gambled "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" in the hopes of winning Joey's "Time Wizard". (In the anime, "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" was an incredibly rare card that Rex received as a prize for being a runner-up in the last tournament.) This infuriated Mai as it would mean, Rex's Deck would be even stronger if she had to face him. However, Joey won the Duel and he claimed Rex's star chips along with his "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and his "Dragon Nails".

Battle City

In the Battle City arc, he was seen briefly, losing to Espa Roba, who cheated and had "Jinzo" crush Rex's "Serpent Night Dragon". Rex then advised Joey on Roba's strength and left the tournament afterwards.

He later observed the semifinal match between Yugi and Kaiba in Domino City, amongst other duelists.

Waking The Dragons

In the Waking the Dragons arc, it was revealed that he and Weevil lost a good deal of their popularity after the tournament and they eventually ended up wandering Domino City where they were ambushed by Gurimo. Their souls were taken, and later released when Yugi Muto defeated him.

Rexdoma

Rex with a Chaos Duel Disk.

The two of them then trailed after the party until Yugi's soul was taken by Rafael and they begged him to take them on their Helicopter. Rafael and Alister took them to Dartz, who agreed to give them power if they passed the necessary test. Each of them was given a piece of the Orichalcos Stone and both must succeed in grasping them, which both of them did.

Rex and Weevil improved their Decks by taking cards from Dartz's massive collection and Rex challenged Joey to a rematch. During the duel, Joey used Rex's "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" against him, much to Rex's displeasure and anger. Despite using "The Seal of Orichalcos" Rex lost at the hands of Joey's "Gearfried the Swordmaster," sending his soul to Dartz again. He was released at the end of the arc when Dartz was defeated. He and Weevil fled from the hospital they found themselves in.

Sebastian Arcelus replaces Sam Regal as Rex's voice for this season, which is why Rex's voice is higher pitched than it was in seasons 1 and 2.

Grand Championship

Their next plan was to enter the KaibaCorp Grand Championship, where they both impersonated Fortune Salim. They were quickly defeated by Zigfried von Schroeder and sent back to Japan by KaibaCorp.

Dawn Of The Duel

Rex and Weevil's last attempt at revenge was to steal Yugi's Egyptian God Cards from his house, where they mistakenly grabbed Yugi's bag containing all of his Millennium Items. Yugi tried to stop them, but couldn't catch up. While examining their prize, they were then attacked by Yami Bakura, who stole the Millennium Ring back from them.

Rex is shown in the last episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling with Weevil (not seen in the U.S.).

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, a parody of him named Dinosaur Hakozaki is listed as one the duelists defeated by Hunter Pace.[1]

Deck

Rex Raptor chiefly plays a Dinosaur Deck, focused on Beatdown tactics.

References

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 1: "On Your Mark, Get Set, DUEL!"

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