Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
Caswell Francis, known as Takashi Todoroki in the manga and Japanese versions, is one of the main supporting characters and class chairman and a friend of Yuma Tsukumo appearing in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. In the Japanese version, characters tend to refer to him simply as "class rep" or "class representative" rather than his given name.
He is the only character in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL who is seen wearing his school uniform at all times, to show his serious and punctual side. After his Duel with Quattro, Caswell wore a orange arm brace to support his injured arm. He has blue hair over black hair, and his school uniform is the same as Bronk and Yuma's. During the Heartland Academy festival, he wore a "Gagaga Magician" cosplay.
A very smart person, he believes that everything can be planned out and executed as planned, only to be corrected by Mr. Kay saying that not everything goes according to plan. He has a habit (in the Japanese version) of saying "to summarize" whenever he makes a final statement on a subject. In the dub he says "In the end".
Caswell was the class chairman of Yuma Tsukumo's class. He was able to figure out why the school's computer system went down, saying that someone tampered with the city's main computer. He Dueled Yuma that day, as they could not access their online books in Mr. Kay's class. Caswell soundly defeated Yuma without taking a single point of damage, as Yuma could not access his Extra Deck since Astral was not present.
Caswell was accused by Yuma of spreading the virus, but Caswell insisted he was being used by someone else and was unaware of what he was doing. He accompanied Yuma and Tori, leading them to the true culprit, Mr. Kay. After Yuma defeats Mr. Kay, his motives were revealed to be benign, as he simply wanted everyone to enjoy his virtual "Crashbug".
He appears again when Yuma came to school one morning and asks to see his Deck, taking it without Yuma's reply. When asked what he was looking for he said for Yuma's "Numbers". He claimed that even though he beat Shark and Flip it was due to the "Numbers" which made Yuma angry and want to challenge Shark again which he was present for.
World Duel CarnivalEdit
During the World Duel Carnival, he and Bronk were invited by Quattro to Duel in a certain area. During the Duel, Quattro let him and Bronk get the upper hand, but are then mercilessly defeated by "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder". Caswell was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital, but later after Shark's Duel with Trey, it is revealed by Tori that he is okay.
After meeting Yuma again, he alongside the others try to find Yuma a weak opponent. Once they find Flip, they watch Nelson Andrews's Duel against Nistro, and are amazed. He later appears with the rest of his friends to support Yuma in his Duel against Trey. After Trey activated "Final Prophecy", he realized that what was happening was now real.
World Duel Carnival FinalsEdit
Caswell, Bronk, Cathy and Flip are Dueling at the school when Fuma interrupts their Duel. Fuma beat the four of them offscreen and cheered for Yuma during his Duel with Fuma. Caswell was stunned at Fuma's CXyz Monster, "Machine-Armored Djinn, Engeneral after he Rank Upped his Xyz Monster, Mechquipped Angineer with "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force".
While at school, Caswell went up against Yuma for class rep and was beaten by Yuma 20-19, the one vote being Rei Shingetsu's. Crushed by Yuma being class rep, Caswell turned to the Student Council President and was appointed leader of the School Disciplinary Squad, aggrevating everyone around him. Caswell watches Yuma's Duel with the Student Council President and was forced to supervise the Duel with the school's rules, including sending Yuma's Gagaga monsters back to his hand. Caswell was shocked to learn that the Student Council President was brainwashed by the Barian power when the President Xyz Summoned CXyz Simon the Great Moral Leader. After being motivated by Yuma's words, Caswell took off his Disciplinary Squad uniform and dived into the school swimming pool. Shortly after Yuma's Duel, Caswell was made member No. 1 in the Super Secret Number Cards Investigation Club.
Later at school, Shark was asked by Bronk to Duel him, who trying to gain his blessings to date Rio, but Shark declined since he was no match for him. He also added that Bronk wasn't even at Yuma's level, causing Bronk to jump to the conclusion that Rio was with Yuma. Flip and Caswell overheard this and spread a rumor around the school. Oblivious to the rumor, an angry Rio challenged Shark to a Duel. During the Duel, Shark was able to counter every strategy Rio played and voiced little faith in Rio's confidence as a Duelist. While Shark was proud that Rio was able to gain courage, he proclaimed that she still has a long way to go if she wanted to beat him and defeated Rio with his "Shark Kaizer". Afterwards, Shark learned the rumor from Rio and cleared up the misunderstanding, clarifying that he wasn't the one spreading the rumor. Caswell and Flip are then chased down by Rio.
In the manga, Takashi is part of Yuma's circle of friends, with Kotori, Cathy and Tetsuo. When he heard the rumor that Yuma defeated Shark, he got surprised to hear it was true. He believed that Yuma must have a lot of hidden potential.
After their escape from the park, Yuma and the members of the Numbers Club gather in Cathy's house. Tetsuo asks Cathy what she wanted to show them. She then presses a cat paw-like button, which opens a door leading to a big room, with many researchers and big computers. Cathy explains that as an apology for the trouble she caused, the Numbers Club's headquarters would be established there, where they can look up mysterious phenomenons happening throughout the world, and therefore, locate the "Numbers".
Yuma tells them that Astral told him that now he got three "Numbers", some of his memories have returned. Yuma asked what he remembered, and Astral says his enemy is Dr. Faker, who plans on using the hidden powers of the "Numbers" to destroy the Astral World; However, it is linked to this world. So, if the Astral World dies, this one will die as well. The Numbers Club then decides to save the world from Dr. Faker.
Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXALEdit
In the spin-off manga Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL, Takashi forms a Dueling Team with Tetsuo, Kotori and Yuma, called Team ZEXAL. Yuma is accompanied by a Dueling Ghost called Astral, but he can only be seen by Yuma. By that way, when Yuma talks to him, the others think he is talking to himself. This, in addition with Yuma's arriving late for the team's first meeting, makes Kotori and Takashi worry about Yuma being the leader, and Tetsuo challenges him to a Duel - if Tetsuo wins, he will be the leader. Yuma accepts the challenge, and wins, so that others accept him as the leader.
Pre-World Duel CarnivalEdit
|Yuma Tsukumo||11||Not shown|
Caswell plays a "Crashbug" Deck.
World Duel Carnival PreliminariesEdit
|Quattro, Bronk Stone||33||Lose|
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL IIEdit
|Bronk Stone||74||No result|
|Yuma & Shark||81||Lose (w/Flip)|
|Tori & Cathy||81||Not shown (w/Flip)|
Caswell is seen using a "Crashbug" again.
Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXALEdit
|Team Fire Stars member||9||Lose|
Although Takashi is one of the 3 Dueling members of Team ZEXAL, so far no card of his was shown.
- ↑ "Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Personnages". http://www.canalj.fr/. http://www.canalj.fr/La-tele/Dessins-animes/Yu-Gi-Oh-Zexal/Personnages/Caswell-Francis. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 33: "Foolish Fans": Caswell's WDC Profile
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 4: "In The End, Part 2"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 10: "Shark Attack"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 17: "It's in the Cards, Part 1"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 45: "Ruffled Feathers"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 47: "Sky's the Limit"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 49: "Crestfallen"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 52: "Roller Coaster Rampage!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 56: "Cosmic Chaos"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 74: "Barian Invasion! The Frightening Chaos Xyz Change"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 77: "Disorderly Duels Are Against School Rules!? Sally Forth! Special Disciplinary Commander"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 91: "Shark vs. Rio - The 100th Squabble Duel"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 92: "A Fierce-Battle Couple Duel - "That Anna Chick" and I Are a Tag!?"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 5: "Plot and Counterplot?!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 10: "New Enemies!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 11: "Heartland!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 19: "Messenger from the Moon!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL Chapter 1: "Starting Dueling Team ZEXAL!!"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Two copies can be seen in his hand in episode 33 as Quattro uses the effect of "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 These cards can be seen when he rebuilds the Deck in episode 26.
- ↑ This card can be seen in his hand in episode 33 as IV uses the effect of "Giant Grinder".