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Roku
Roku
English name
  • Roku
Japanese translated
  • Rokujuro
Nicknames

Master Roku

Gender
  • Male
Organization

Duel Sanctuary

Anime Deck
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 15: "Training Days, Part 1"

Appears in
Anime
English voice
  • Mick Lauer
Japanese voice
  • Shōichirō Akaboshi
Roku

Roku, known as Rokujuro (六十郎, Rokujūrō) in the Japanese version, is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. He is an elderly man who is the owner of a Duel Sanctuary in the mountains around Heartland City.

Etymology

Roku's Japanese name given, Rokujuro, can be translated as a form of "sixty six". His English dub name in it's shortened form simply translates into "six". The meaning behind either name remains unclear at this point.

Biography

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

During Yuma's stay at his Duel Sanctuary, he taught Yuma about Duel Monsters - how they were alive and, specifically, about how they put their life on the line for their Duelist. His teachings influenced Yuma's Dueling, making him protect his monsters more during his Duels, and treating them as his comrades.[1] After watching Yuma's Duel with Kaze, he gave Yuma the Deck that Kaze was searching for.[2]

When Roku returned to visit Yuma during the World Duel Carnival, he was angry of the decision Yuma was making to quit the WDC and challenged him to a Duel. Once he defeated Yuma, he told him he tried to use his father as an excuse and that he shouldn't run away from his problems, and was happy when Yuma agreed. Later, Roku told Yuma that he was also aware that Mr. Heartland was using the WDC as a cover and is being used by Dr. Faker.[3] The next morning, Roku left the Tsukumo's house, but Haru mentioned he was reassured that Yuma would be okay.[4]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II

Mythyrian Numbers War

When Haru Tsukumo sent Yuma back to the Duel Sanctuary, Kaze explained to him that Roku was away right now, but left two cards that for Yuma to have - "Overlay Chain" and "Overlay Barrage".[5] After Kiraku Souhachi's statue was discovered, Roku appeared on TV to explain the legend of the warrior and present other artifacts.[6]

Barian Emperor Onslaught

Girag Vs. Roku & Kaze

Girag vs. Roku and Kaze.

After the Barians began to invade Earth, Roku and Kaze became aware of the crisis in Heartland and went to aid Yuma. When Yuma was rendered unable to Duel, Roku and Kaze attacked the Emperors with smoke bombs, allowing Yuma and his group to escape. When Girag attempted to give chase, they blocked his path and challenged him to a Duel, Roku claiming that Girag wouldn't get to Yuma without going through them. They made some headway against him at first, with Roku using "Black Luster Soldier". Eventually, Girag initiated a Barian's Chaos Draw alongside the other Emperors as Roku and Kaze looked on in shock.[7] This allowed Girag to use "Rank-Up-Magic - The Seventh One" to bring out "Number C106: Giant Red Hand". Roku agreed with Kaze's sentiment that the "blades of their hearts" would not shatter even if their bodies did. "Giant Hand Red" defeated them both and Roku apologized that he wouldn't be able to watch his disciple Yuma grow up as his soul was sent to the Barian World.[8]

Kaze and Roku alive

Kaze and Roku revived.

After Nash was defeated by Yuma, Roku was revived as the fusion between Earth and Barian World was stopped and the Barian Pipe released all the souls it contained. Roku reappeared at the same spot where he and Kaze were defeated by Girag and smiled towards the sky, knowing that Yuma saved them.[9]

Decks

Statue

In Statue Duels, Roku uses a Wooden Training Deck[1] consisting of "Statue" monsters and other wooden cards. Other than the cards he used, he has other "Statue" cards, some of which were used by Yuma and others of which are seen in the Duel Sanctuary.

Statue Deck
Owned cards

Poker Knight

Roku plays a Poker Knight Deck in typical Duels.

Poker Knight Deck

Duels

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Kaze 15 Win (flashback)
Yuma Tsukumo 15 Win
Kaze 15 Lose
Yuma Tsukumo 44 Win
Girag 124-125 Lose (with Kaze)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 15: "Training Days, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 16: "Training Days, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 44: "Rock and a Hard Place"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 45: "Ruffled Feathers"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 82: "Sphere Cube Calamity: Part 1"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 107: "Furry Fury"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 124: "Battle with the Barians"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 125: "Fight for a Friend"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 144: "The Ceremonial Battle!! Yuma vs. Astral"

Notes

  1. Whether this is the original "Black Luster Soldier" or its retrained version is not specified. For simplicity's sake, the original is listed here.

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