This is an in-universe timeline of events from the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animes.

8th Millennium B.C.

3rd Millennium B.C.

(The Egyptian events of the 1st Millennium B.C. happen in this millennium in the English version.)

1st Millennium B.C.

  • Aknamkanon became pharaoh.[5]
  • Atem was born.
  • Aknamkanon's kingdom was attacked by invaders from the North.[5]
  • Aknadin deciphered the spell in the Millennium Spellbook explaining how to create the Millennium Items.[5]
  • Aknadin led the massacre at Kul Elna and used the victims' corpses to forge the Millennium Items.[5]
  • Using the Millennium Items, Aknamkanon and his people defeated the invaders.[5]
  • Aknamkanon became depressed after learning how the Millennium Items were created and died shortly afterwards.
  • Atem became pharaoh.
  • Dartz, who had been preserved after the Battle of Atlantis, visited Egypt and eyed Pharaoh Atem's soul for use in resurrecting the Great Leviathan.[6]
  • 15 years after the Kul Elna massacre, a survivor-Thief Bakura-resurrected Zorc Necrophades in a bid for vengeance on the Pharaoh.
  • Atem defeated Zorc using a spell which included his name. He then sealed Zorc and himself within the Millennium Puzzle, erasing his memory in the process to keep the spell from ever being used to resurrect Zorc. At the same time, Zorc sealed a shard of his soul within the Millennium Ring. The Millennium Puzzle was shattered and sealed within his tomb.
  • Bakura sealed his soul within the Millennium Ring.
  • Iliaster is formed.[7]

20th Century






21st Century





  • Jaden Yuki graduated Duel Academy as a Slifer Red, ending the fourth and last season of GX.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 178: "A Duel with Dartz - Part 2"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 113: "Burning, Seething Soul! Scar-Red Nova Dragon"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 7: "The Facility, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 30: "Fight or Flight"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 206: "Village of Lost Souls"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 180: "A Duel with Dartz - Part 4"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 7: "The Facility, Part 2"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 96: "It's All Relative": Dr. Eisenstein's profile (Japanese)
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 1: "The Next King of Games"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 156: "Judai Revived!? A Brand New Journey"

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