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From Yu-Gi-Oh!









Debut (Anime)

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 145

Appears in

Yu-Gi-Oh! (Duel Monsters)





Seiyū (Japanese)
  • Yukinara Iemura
Voice actor(s) (English)

Alister, known in Japan as Amelda, is one of the main antagonists in the Waking the Dragons (or Doma) story arc of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime, which is known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters in Asia. He does not exist in the manga. His dub name was based on Aleister Crowley, the British occultist who created the Unicursal Hexagram, the symbol used for The Seal of Orichalcos. The obscurity of this fact is most likely what helped it slip past the censors.

Alister often quarrels with Valon over whose target is stronger. Alister also bought over half of Seto Kaiba's company, but it's unclear whether he used Pegasus's money or money from the Doma corporation. He also has a habit of making fun of the lesser members of Doma by calling them names such as geezer and old man for Grerimo, Twerps and Nimrods for Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood and little miss loudmouth for Mai.

Character design

Alister's design incorporates multiple layers of clothing and a wide range of expressions. Depicted here is the duelist in "Doma Swordsman" regalia from front, rear and alongside views and alongside views of his head from different angles.

Alister's usual outfit consists of a large open full-body coat with padded shoulders and belted sleeves, a cropped top and fingerless gloves with studded knuckles. His Orichalcos Stone is worn on a piece of lace around his neck. He carries a Chaos Duel Disk on his left hand.

Character biography

When Alister was a child, the country he lived in was torn apart by war. In the dub, KaibaCorp bought the land from the city. When the residents refused to leave, Gozaburo Kaiba decided to force them out. Many were forced to dig tunnels and steal food to survive. Alister and his brother managed to survive. In the original Japanese, there was a war going on between two countries, and Gozaburo Kaiba supplied the weapons to both sides. In the English version, Alister's brother, Mikey, was eventually captured. In the Japanese version, his brother (Miruko in the Japanese version) was killed when the tank he was in blew up. Alister has hated Seto Kaiba ever since and has designated him as his target. Dartz found him and offered him the chance to join his organization (named Doma in the Japanese version). Unknown to Alister, Dartz disguised himself as Gozaburo Kaiba and was responsible for the attack. One of Alister's treasured keepsakes is his brother's broken action figure, Dyna Dude, from the monster Air Fortress Ziggurat (for this monster, Dyna Dude is a robot token).

Alister is involved in two of the sixteen Orichalcos Duels, both of which are with Seto Kaiba. In the first one, Alister disguises himself as Pegasus and challenges Seto Kaiba. Halfway through the duel, Alister pulls off his disguise revealing his true identity. The duel ends in a draw. In the second duel, Alister disguises himself as a pilot and takes off with Kaiba on board. Halfway through the flight, Alister puts the plane on autopilot and challenges Seto Kaiba again. Alister loses the duel and his soul, but regains it when Dartz is defeated. He is seen at the end of the Dawn of the Duel arc, most likely searching for survivors from his town (or in the dub his family). He has another possible appearance at the end of the Grand Championship arc in the background by the Leaning Tower of Piza during the celebrations of Yugi's victory over Leon.


Opponent Outcome
Seto Kaiba Draw
Seto Kaiba Lose

Alister utilizes three decks during the series, one of them being a Toon Deck since he was masquerading as Maximillion Pegasus when Seto Kaiba came to confront him. It is likely that this is Pegasus' own deck. The Toon monsters that Alister summons are powerful, with their immunity to destruction in battle and their ability to assault Kaiba directly, as his Toon Dark Magician Girl does. After Kaiba destroys Toon World with A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon, Alister reveals himself and begins to use his second deck, a Fire Deck.

Alister's Fire Deck is largely based on one card: Gorlag, who can re-summon any monster it destroys under Alister's control and turn them into Fire monsters. Furthermore, Gorlag can gain 500 Attack Points for every Fire monster on the field.

When Alister next encounters Kaiba, he uses a machine orientated Army Deck, which uses cards to reflect the incident that happened in Alister's past where KaibaCorp-financed troops destroyed his village and killed his brother. Using cards such as KC-1 Crayton and Spell Canceller, Alister attempted to remove any sort of strategy Kaiba could throw at him. When Kaiba begins to make another comeback, Alister summons Air Fortress Ziggurat, his most powerful monster with 2500 Attack Points, further enhanced to 3000 via The Seal of Orichalcos. Furthermore it spawns a Robot Token, a reminiscent of his brother's favorite toy at the start of every turn.

Toon Deck
Fire Deck
Army Deck
Facts about AlisterRDF feed
Gender Male  +

This article uses material from the "Alister" article on the Yugioh wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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