Rudolph Heitmann

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Rudolph Heitmann
English name
  • Rudolph Heitmann
  • Male


Anime Deck

Ancient Gear

Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 67: "Lessons Learned"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia

Appears in
Nintendo DS
English voice
Japanese voice
  • Yoshihisa Kawahara
Heitmann, Rudolph

Rudolph Heitmann is the Vice principal at the Duel Academy of New Domino City.


Heitmann is someone who respects duelists with high potential and strong monsters and despises duelists with low potential and low monsters. He tried to expel Leo, Luna, Dexter, Bob, Patty and Sly due to their low performances. Yusei duels the teacher to make sure that the students wouldn't get expelled. Heitmann lost the Duel to Yusei by the same low monsters he despised.

His attitude towards low-performing Duelists and his "Ancient Gear" Deck is a nod to the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX character Dr. Vellian Crowler. In the English dub, he is voiced by Sean Schemmel, the voice of Dr. Crowler.

In the dub, the Principal reveals that Heitmann only maintains his high position because his mother (whom he still lives with) is one of the Academy's principal sponsors.

During Yuei duel against Z-ONE he is seen cheering Yusei on


Heitmann has an arrogant personality, looking down on those who use low level monsters, believing no matter how hard they try they cannot win with low level cards. His outlook starts to change though during his Duel with Yusei. He shows suprise when Yusei used a Tuner to draw 2 cards, and was shocked more when Yusei used a Tuner monster to Synchro Summon with a card from his hand. After being beaten by Yusei, he realizes the error of his ways and decides not to expel the students.[1]



Heitmann uses a Deck based on "Ancient Gear". (In the dub, he calls it a "Vanguard Deck", but given his ego, he likely made that up.) According to him this is a vintage Deck that only Elite professors chosen by the Academy are allowed to use. Thus it is unknown if this is his real Deck or just a Deck used by all Head Instructors at the New Domino City Duel Academy.

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yusei Fudo 67 Lose
Head Instructor's Deck

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia

You Will Fail!


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 67: "Lessons Learned"

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