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Zane Truesdale, known as Ryo Marufuji (丸藤 亮, Marufuji Ryō) in the Japanese version, is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga.

Biography

He is at the top of the class, and is described as "Number one ranked in practical skills".[2] His "Kaiser" nickname is retained even in the English edition of the manga. When they were children, Zane gifted Syrus with "Transformation".[3] He believed that Syrus was too nice to be a Duelist as he cared for his opponents too much. He came to this determination after witnessing Syrus throw a Duel against a friend of his named Masao.[4] Zane competed in the junior leagues when he was a child, alongside Atticus. The two "dominated" the title of Junior Champion.[5] During this time, Zane and Atticus met American Duelist Aster Phoenix.[6] When they departed for Duel Academy, the title would be won by Chazz Princeton.[5]

Zane studied abroad in America with Atticus, where he represented Duel Academy well.[3] He returned to Duel Academy months later alongside two American students - David Rabb and Reggie MacKenzie. A tournament was organized, with the winner being permitted to Duel Zane.[7] He witnessed Syrus defeated in a Duel by David, with David coming to the conclusion that if the brother of the Kaiser is that weak, perhaps the Kaiser himself isn't as strong as his reputation implied. Syrus defended Zane, telling David not to insult his brother. Zane came to the conclusion that Syrus had done a lot of of growing up when he'd been away.[8] Syrus made it to the top eight of the tournament, and though he is defeated by Chazz, Zane came to believe that Syrus had matured into a true Duelist.[4] Zane is confronted by Bastion Misawa, as the latter is jealous of Zane's closeness to Alexis Rhodes, whom Bastion has a crush on. He would declare his intent to face Zane as "both a Duelist" and "as a man". Zane told him to win the tournament, as that would be the quickest path to Dueling him.[9] As Zane witnesses Syrus, Chazz, Alexis, Bastion and Jaden Duel in the tournament, he is greatly impressed by how skilled the first-year students are.[10] The eventual winner of the tournament was Chazz, and it was announced that he'll face Zane at an arena built into Duel Academy's volcano.[11]

HellKaiserCameo

The cameo of Zane's "Hell Kaiser" outfit in the final chapter.

Chazz appeared to have an early advantage, with Zane calmly countering him.[5] Zane Summons "Cyber Eltanin" with a combination of "Emergency Cyber" and "Born from Draconis". He defeated Chazz with this creature, with Chazz not even dealing him a single point of damage in return. He did compliment Chazz on the latter's skills, however, addressing him as "Junior Champion".[12] Zane would watch the Tag-Team Duels between the American and Japanese students with Atticus.[13] Zane witnessed Syrus and Alexis rushing towards the warehouse at the docks, and opted to follow them. He met Midori Hibiki there, who had followed the spirit of "Light and Darkness Dragon" to the same location.[14] He would witness Tragoedia fall to Jaden and Chazz. Years later, he watched Jaden's world title match against Koyo Hibiki, while wearing his "Hell Kaiser" outfit from the anime.[15]

Deck

Zane plays a Cyber Style Deck. Many of his cards are based on stars, particularly those in the constellation Draco. In this continuity, Zane utilizes a far more defensive strategy than his anime counterpart. He bides his time with cards such as "Cyber Larva" while gathering the components for a winning move.

Image Information
CyberAlnair-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Alnair (サイバー・アルナイル Saibā Arunairu)
Level
 ???
ATK
DEF
CyberAlsafi-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Alsafi (サイバー・アルサーフィ Saibā Arusāfi)
Level
 ???
ATK
DEF
CyberDragon-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Dragon (サイバー・ドラゴン Saibā Doragon)
Level
5 ★★★★★
ATK
00002100
DEF
00001600
CyberEltanin-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Eltanin (サイバー・エルタニン Saibā Erutanin)
Level
10 ★★★★★★★★★★
ATK
0000000?
DEF
0000000?
CyberLarva-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Larva (サイバー・ラーバァ Saibā Rābā)
Level
1 ★
ATK
00000400
DEF
00000600
CyberLarva-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Larva (サイバー・ラーバァ Saibā Rābā)
Level
1 ★
ATK
00000400
DEF
00000600
CyberStruve-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Struve (サイバー・シュトルフェ Saibā Shutorufe)
Level
6 ★★★★★★
ATK
DEF
CyberThuban-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Thuban (サイバー・ツバーン Saibā Tsubān)
Level
 ???
ATK
DEF
CyberEndDragon-EN-Manga-GX-NC.jpg
Cyber End Dragon (サイバー・エンド・ドラゴン Saibā Endo Doragon)
Level
10 ★★★★★★★★★★
ATK
00004000
DEF
00002800
CyberRoar-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Cyber Roar (サイバー・ローアー Saibā Rōā)
Card type
Spell Card
EmergencyCyber-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Emergency Cyber (エマージェンシー・サイバー Emājenshī Saibā)
Card type
Spell Card
BornfromDraconis-JP-Manga-GX-CA.png Born from Draconis (ボーン・フロム・ドラコニス Bōn furomu Dorakonisu)
Card type
Trap Card

Duels

Opponent(s) Chapter(s) Outcome
Aster Phoenix 52 Win (mentioned)
Chazz Princeton 38-39 Win

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Volume 9 character profiles
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 40: "Mac's Story!!"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 8: "Two Big Brothers!!"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 26: "Brother's Bond!!"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 38: "The Final Duel Begins!!"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 52: "Aster Duels Again...!"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 16: "A New Enemy?!"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 17: "Bastion vs. Chazz!!"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 27: "The Semifinals Begin!!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 29: "Shadow Game!!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 35: "The Winner! What's Next...?!"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 39: "Kaiser!!"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 47: "Birth of the Ultimate Tag!!"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 62: "The Ultimate Planet Series!!"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 64: "Beyond the Struggle..."

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