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Tate, known as Tatsuya Yamashiro (山城やましろ タツヤ Yamashiro Tatsuya) in the Japanese version, is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. After watching Yuya Sakaki Duel the Sledgehammer, Tate quickly became one of Yuya's biggest and steadfast supporters, calling him "Onii-chan" as a sign of affection and respect (Japanese version only). Tate is enrolled in You Show Duel School and proved to be very knowledgeable.

Design

Appearance

FullTate

Full body view of Tate.

Tate is a fair skinned young boy with blue hair and shoes. He wears a white short sleeved shirt and brown vest, along with a watch and short khaki pants. Tate has purplish-gray eyes.

Personality

Tate is cheerful and intelligent. He is loyal to his friends, no matter the situation; when many potential students for You Show Duel School called Yuya a cheater for his exclusive Pendulum Summoning, Tate still believed that Yuya won fairly. He hopes to be a Dueltainer when he grows up.

Etymology

Tate is an English diminutive form of Tatsuya.

Voice/Mannerisms

In the Japanese version, Tate calls Yuya "Onii-chan", meaning "big brother".

Biography

Pre-Arc League Championship

Tate attended You Show Duel School with a study group a few times. On one such occasion, he watched Yuya Sakaki Dueling Gong Strong, and witnessed Yuya pulling a funny face after the ARC System shut down during the Duel. Later, he attended the match between Yuya and the Sledgehammer, which Yuya won by Pendulum Summoning. Tate then went to You Show to enroll, but most of the prospective students left in a huff after Yuya revealed that he was the only person who could Pendulum Summon. Tate angrily denied that Yuya was a cheater, and his presence and Gong's encouragement managed to get Yuya to lighten up. Tate then enrolled into You Show.[2][3]

The day after Yuya finally mastered Pendulum Summoning, Tate, Allie and Frederick waited for him and Zuzu Boyle outside their school, asking Yuya to show them a Pendulum Summon. Yuya agreed, but they were interrupted by LID student Sylvio Sawatari, who suggested Yuya show them the Summmon at the LID Center Court. Once they were there, Sylvio stole Yuya's "Magician" Pendulum Monsters and challenged him to a Duel; Sylvio's friend Ootomo took Tate, Allie and Frederick hostage. They were placed on the bridge of "Prison Tower of Darkville", where they were put at risk when Yuya activated Action Traps.[4]

Arc League Championship

Friendship Cup

Duel Academy

When a massive dragon opened a dimensional rift, Tate stared at it in shock.[5] He watched Gong Dueling through the rift, wondering what was the huge dragon. He was worried about Gong when "Supreme King Servant Dragon Clear Wing" destroyed all of his monsters.[6] Tate wondered where Yuya was and noticed that "Supreme King Servant Dragon Odd-Eyes" was the same as "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". He and Allie wondered if the Duelist had a connection to Yuya due to their similar appearances. He and the others were sent to the Fusion Dimension after the rift expanded and transported Paradise City there. When Skip noticed people in the air, Tate looked up and thought the Duelist was Yuya.[7][7] While they watched Declan Duel Zarc, Tate and Allie were surprised he was appealing to Yuya and when Zarc claimed that he was the true founder of Pendulum Summoning. He was surprised when he thought that "Zarc" had killed Declan and when Riley joined the Duel. When Riley used "En Flowers", Tate and the others watched as flowers appeared around them.[8]

Following Zarc's defeat and the Standard Dimension being reborn into the "Pendulum Dimension", Tate lost his memories of Zuzu and people from other dimensions. Yuya arrived late one day, wearing new boots that Frederick praised. Tate asked where Yuya bought them, but Yuya revealed that they were a gift, though he couldn't remember who had bought them for him. Yuya then Dueled Tate, Allie and Frederick, with Tate using his "Deskbot" Pendulum Monsters. The Duel was interrupted by Skip, who revealed that Yuya had been invited to the Junior Arc League Championship. Tate, Allie and Frederick watched the Battle Royal between Yuya, Sylvio, Gong, and Moon Shadow, who urged everybody to remember the Arc League Championship, and Tate began to recall the events.[9]

Relationships

Yuya Sakaki

Tate truly looks up to Yuya and doesn't doubt his Dueling or Pendulum skills even when others do as seen when Yuya loses to Zuzu. Tate sees Yuya almost like an older brother and after seeing him defeat The Sledgehammer, decides to enroll in You Show Duel School.

Frederick and Allie

Tate is close friends with Frederick and Allie. They are rarely apart and are often seen supporting Yuya or Zuzu. Tate sometimes helps Frederick and Allie understand Dueling concepts, such as when he was teaching them about Flip Summoning during Yuya's match against Aura. Frederick and Allie are surprised at Tate's intelligence. Frederick once called Tate a human calculator.

Deck

Tatsuya-DeskbotPendulum

Tate's Pendulum "Deskbots".

The only card initially shown in Tate's possession was "Performachine Gadget Giant". After Zarc's defeat and the second dimensional split, Tate uses a "Deskbot" Deck, including Pendulum Monsters.

Deck

Duels

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Riley Akaba 48-49 Lose
Yuya Sakaki 141 No Result (with Allie and Frederick)

References

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 49: "Fighting for Fun"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 1: "Swing Into Action: Part 1"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 2: "Swing into Action: Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 3: "Trade Bait: Part 1"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 136: "Reign of the Supreme King Dragon"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 138: "The Shadow-Winged Dragon"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 139: "The Eyes Tainted by Darkness"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 140: "Pendulum of the Soul"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 141: "Junior Youth Championship"

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