Prior to being made available as a playable character in-game, he was able to be played at the Duel Links arcade machines at JUMP Victory Carnival 2017, which was held on July 22, 2017 in Tokyo and July 29, 2017 in Osaka.
One of Marik's nefarious Rare Hunters. Arkana believes he is the one true Master of Magicians. He has no qualms about harming his own cards - as long as it guarantees him a victory. During Battle City, Arkana faced Yami Yugi in a clash of Dark Magicians - where one mistake could lead to an eternity in the Shadow Realm.
Picking up where the manga left off, Arkana initially believes to have beaten Yugi after waking up alone with no recollection of the conclusion of their duel. Marik's punishment involved
trying to convince him to commit suicide by stirring up painful memories of his past. Despite the sadness implemented in him from Marik's brainwashing, he resolves to use his persona to mask his true feelings and pursues his own ambitions. Arkana was so elated to have survived that he was able to suppress the pain. Some time later, Arkana entered the world of Duel Links.
When Yami Marik returned, Arkana rejoined the Rare Hunters, but was defeated and sent to the Shadow Realm. Arcana was later released once Marik's reign of terror came to an end.
Your starting hand will include 1 Level 7 or higher DARK Spellcaster-Type monster, randomly selected from your Deck. This skill will not activate if your Deck does not include any Level 7 DARK Spellcaster-Type monsters.
Show of Nightmares
Can be activated if you have 3 or more Spell cards with different name in your Graveyard. Randomly add 1 spell card in your graveyard to your hand. This skill can only be used once per duel.
When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi, Arkana announces "There only needs to be one Duelist who wields Dark Magician." followed by "This Duel will decide the real Master of Magicians!"
When he wins the Duel, he says "Hahahaha! This is why I'm the Master of Magicians!" followed by "The king of ALL Dark Magicians!"
When he loses the Duel, he says "How could this be? Monsters are supposed to respond best to fear!" followed by "You can't command their respect with kindness and trust!"
When starting a Duel with Yami Marik, Arkana announces "It will be dishonorable if I went easy on you, Master Marik." followed by "So witness my true magic!"
When he wins the Duel, he says "I believe I've proven my worth, Master Marik."
When he loses the Duel, he says "Give me another chance! Spare me from the Shadow Realm!" followed by "Forgive me, Marik!"
When Arkana Summons "Dark Magician" (using his alternate artwork), a cut-in frame of Arkana appears, and he announces "Hahahaha! Here comes the greatest magician of all!" If that player hasn't already Summoned "Dark Magician" (using his alternate artwork) during that Duel, a cutscene of "Dark Magician" being Summoned plays afterwards.
Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Dark Magician serves me - and only me! Dark Magic Attack!"
When Arkana Summons "D/D Pandora", he announces "Presenting, D/D Pandora!"
Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "D/D Pandora attacks!"
When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "D/D Pandora's effect activates!"
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