The Guardian of Right to Pass Judgement on Evil - Part One
“How about you play a
game with me?”
One of the
biggest over exaggerations of a character by fandom in general is early series
Yami Yugi. Largely because the memes about him are hilarious but he’s often
characterised as an insane, violent, vengeful murder-ghost. Which isn’t
strictly an out-right liebut it also
reduces his very complex character to something he simply isn’t.
have only seen the DM anime, and by that point in the story Yami has levelled out
considerably in terms of his behaviour and use of shadow magic so hearing about
the first chapters of his appearance (especially the infamous chapter with the
escaped convict who is set on fire) I find leads to the assumption he was
completely nutter butters. He isn’t.
actually is, is ruthless. It’s an
ongoing flaw that Yami steadily overcomes as the series goes on, but he’s very
much in control of his actions and what he is doing. He’s not been driven mad
and irrational by being in the puzzle, he’s not randomly attacking people and
he certainly isn’t shrieking with delight as his victim burns merrily away in
front of him.
I’m going to
be covering two chapters at a time after this post – the early series chapters
are either one-chapter stories or two-parters and are all relatively short. And
hopefully overtime you’ll see what I mean when I say Yami’s not the dark madman
he’s characterised as - he’s extremely confused and literally working off his
base personality traits until he settles down a bit. It’s a very interesting
character development arc.