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Caswell Francis
Takashi Todoroki
English name
  • Takashi Todoroki (manga)
  • Caswell Francis (anime)
Nicknames
Age

13[3]

Gender
  • Male
Organization
School

Heartland Academy

Tournament Position
World Duel Carnival Did not place
Friendship Games Did not place (with Flip Turner)
Team

Nerd Herd (Dub)[4]

Anime Deck
Manga debut
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"

Appears in
Manga
Anime
English voice
Japanese voice
  • Taishi Murata
Francis, Caswell

Caswell Francis[5][2], known as Takashi Todoroki (等々力孝, Todoroki Takashi) 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.

Design

Appearance

Caswell

Caswell's lineart

Caswell 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. He has blue hair over black hair in a bowl-cut style, and his school uniform is the same as Bronk's and Yuma's, to signify that he is a first-year student. After his Duel with Quattro, Caswell wore a orange arm brace to support his injured arm. During the Heartland Academy festival, he wore a "Gagaga Magician" cosplay.

Personality

A very smart person, Caswell 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 original) of saying "to summarize" whenever he makes a final statement on a subject. In the dub, he says "In the end".

Initially, Caswell had pride in being the class rep as he was greatly saddened and disappointed when Yuma was made the class rep instead of him. As a result, he was willing to accept Carlyle Chesterton's offer of becoming the chief disciplinarian just so he can referred to by position name like he did when he was class rep. After a conversation with Yuma while the latter was Dueling Carlyle, Caswell accepts that it doesn't matter what someone is called, but how good someone is at a position.

Anime biography

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.[1] After Yuma defeats Mr. Kay, his motives were revealed to be benign, as he simply wanted everyone to enjoy his virtual "Crashbug".[6]

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.[7]

He along with Bronk came up with the idea of forming the Super Secret Number Card Investigation Club and found nothing on the school computers about them.[8]

World Duel Carnival

Caswell attended the World Duel Carnival opening ceremonies with the rest of his friends and was surprised at Yuma not receiving a Heart Piece. When the tournament began, he witnessed and was surprised at Flip and Bronk Stone running off out of excitement in order to find Duels just before he witnessed Striker kicking a ball into Yuma's face and challenge him to a Duel.[9]

During Yuma's Duel with Striker, due to the effect of his "Stadium of Dreams" Field Spell Card, Caswell along with Cathy were transformed into commentators for the Duel. During the Duel, they commented on the moves that each Duelist did, and were both overjoyed when Yuma won.[10]

IV Bronk Caswell duel

Caswell Dueling Quattro with Bronk.

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.[3]

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.[11] He later appears with the rest of his friends to support Yuma in his Duel against Trey.[12] After Trey activated "Final Prophecy", he realized that what was happening was now real.[13]

World Duel Carnival Finals

He and the others watch Yuma Dueling the Triad of Terror.[14] When the visual for watching the Duel field went out, Caswell finds it suspicious.[15] After Fakers defeat, he alongside the rest of his friends watched the Duel between Yuma and Kite.[16][17]

ZEXAL II

Caswell, Bronk, Cathy and Flip are Dueling at the school when Fender interrupted their Duel. Fender beat the four of them offscreen. Caswell cheered for Yuma during his Duel with Fender. He was stunned at Fender's Chaos Xyz Monster, "Mechquipped Djinn Angeneral" after he Ranked Up his Xyz Monster, "Mechquipped Angineer" with "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force".[18]

While at school, Caswell went up against Yuma for class representative and was beaten by Yuma 20-19, the one vote being that of Ray Shadows. Crushed by Yuma being class representative, Caswell turned to the Student Council President and was appointed chief of the Student Council's disciplinarian, aggrevating everyone around him. Caswell watched 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 "Chaos Xyz Simon the Great Moral Leader". After being motivated by Yuma's words, Caswell took off his disciplinarian uniform and dived into the school swimming pool. Shortly after Yuma's Duel, Caswell was made member No. 1 in the Super Secret Number Card Investigation Club.[2]

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 had a long way to go if she wanted to beat him and defeated Rio with his "Shark Caesar". 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 were then chased down by Rio.[19]

During Heartland Academy's Fun Fair, Caswell cosplayed as "Gagaga Magician" and helped the Floral Design Club trim flowers. Lotus Hanazoe admired his appearance, causing Caswell to blush.[20]

Manga biography

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL

Deck

Caswell plays a "Crashbug"/"Debugger" Deck

Crashbug/Debugger Deck

Duels

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yuma Tsukumo 3 Win
Yuma Tsukumo 11 Not shown
Quattro, Bronk Stone 33 Lose
Bronk Stone 74 No result
Fender 74 Lose
Yuma Tsukumo and Reginald Kastle 81 Lose (with Flip Turner)
Tori Meadows and Cathy Katherine 81 Not shown (with Flip Turner)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 77: "Rule Duel"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 33: "Foolish Fans": Caswell's WDC Profile
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 81: "The Friendship Games"
  5. "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.
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 4: "In The End, Part 2"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 10: "Shark Attack"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 17: "It's in the Cards, Part 1"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 26: "Let the Duels Begin!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 27: "A Team Performance"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 45: "Ruffled Feathers"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 47: "Sky's the Limit"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 49: "Crestfallen"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 52: "Roller Coaster Rampage!"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 56: "Cosmic Chaos"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 72: "Kite's Plight: Part 1"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 73: "Kite's Plight: Part 2"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 74: "Attack of the Barians: Part 1"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 91: "Take a Chance"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"

Notes

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 These cards can be seen when he rebuilds the Deck in episode 26.
  3. This card can be seen in his hand in episode 33 as Quattro uses the effect of "Giant Grinder".

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