Don Thousand is the god of the Barian World and the central antagonist of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime.



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Don Thousand's full appearance.

Don Thousand has similar appearance to Mr. Heartland's Barian form; a demonic form with luminous inflamed eyes, shady red skin and dim wings that appears to be a black carapace. He also has a large, luminous red eye at the center of his abdomen. He has a stylized version of the Barian Emblem on his chest. The spike of the carapace on his forehead form a structure that appears to be a black type of the Emperor's Key. His wings are also covered with red diamonds, similar to Vector and a Chaos-empowered Number 96. He is also the largest of the Barians, being twice as tall as Girag.


Don Thousand is a malevolent being dedicated to spreading Chaos and destroying the Astral World no matter the cost. He is shown to be a very direct individual, always going straight to the point and does not usually stray from the subject at hand. He is also perceptive during his brief conversation with Vector, knowing of his loathing towards Astral (though he was unaware of Yuma) and his culpability in Merag and Nasch's disappearance. He is not above threatening Vector, though he has not shown any degree of sadism in doing, and it appears to be more out of concern for his own agenda. He can be cryptic at times and is not above withholding information when questioned until a later time.


Don is a name given to three different lakes, and also translates to "gift" or "sir" in Spanish. So, accordingly, "Don Thousand" might mean "Thousand Lakes", "Thousand Gifts" or "Sir Thousand".


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Don Thousand lifting Alito and Girag with ease.

As the deity of the Barian World, Don Thousand possesses great power, even in his weakened state. He can possess Barians, grant them new abilities, and even restore them should they be injured, as seen when he did all of these things with Vector. When this happens, his Emblem appears. He is also capable of injuring his host as he demonstrated by grabbing Vector's heart when he argued with Number 96: Dark Mist. He also has knowledge of Earth, insinuating that he knows where the locations of where the Legendary Numbers are, but he did not reveal those locations, much to Vector's annoyance.

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Don Thousand's Reaper Form.

His powers can awaken other Barians, but those who fall under his influence in the process, develop a darker and more malicious disposition, until they are reduced to mere puppets of his power. According to Don Thousand, both he and Vector are one in body and soul, this prevents the two from truly separating from each other and Vector cannot move far without Don Thousand, though there was one case where he can leave Vector's body temporarily as seen when he appeared before Alito and Girag. He is also the only known being capable of creating millions of copies of "Number" cards (fake "Number" cards to be exact). He also possesses great physical strength, as he was able to lift both Alito and Girag without struggling. Each person who has been influenced by him contains a portion of his malice, meaning he can be in multiple locations at once. Even when he was sealed he was capable of appearing on a ghostly reaper-like form in Earth and in this form he was capable of brainwashing humans as he did to Alito's friend, the prince, and his advisers and allegedly used this form to cause the tragic deaths of all the Seven Emperors and embed their souls with the Over-Hundred Numbers.



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Don Thousand clashes against Astral.

Don Thousand once resided in the Astral World, but was exiled when that world decided to abandon the power of Chaos.[1] Astral had performed a Shining Draw that finally ended the battle, which seemed to destroy much of the Astral World in the process. Both Astral and Thousand screamed and were reduced to energy forms - one red and one blue. Those forms had circled around the Numeron Code before vanishing.[2] This action also resulted in Don Thousand being sealed in the Sea of Ill Intent in the Barian World[3], the dimension that formed when Chaos was cast out.[4] According to Jinlong, this battle brought destruction to the Earth and so it must never be allowed to happen again.[5] Also, during this battle, the Barian deity embedded in Astral a shard of his malice, eventually becoming Number 96: Dark Mist.[6] As part of the seal, the seven Legendary "Number" cards were placed in ruins around Earth. Thousand used his remaining power to reincarnate seven humans, each connected to one of the ruins, as the Seven Barian Emperors.[1] He also created seven Number 10Xs to suppress their original memories and become a contingency to restoring his sealed power along with the Legendary Numbers.[7]


Legendary Number War

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Don Thousand being revived by Vector.

After being defeated by Yuma and Astral several times, Vector journeyed to the Sea of Ill Intent. Swimming through it, he found the place where Don Thousand was sealed and released him. He offered Don Thousand his life in exchange for the power to defeat Yuma and Astral. Thousand told him to journey to Earth and find the seven sealed "Legendary Numbers", which would fully revive Don Thousand. Vector agreed and Thousand merged with him, empowering Vector with new abilities and restoring his broken form. Using Thousand's powers, Vector accelerated the healing of Girag and Alito.[3]

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Thousand telling Vector to make good of his alliance.

As Vector made his way to one of the ruins, Don Thousand told the ruins are in his memories, insinuating that he had been to the ruins before, but refused to tell Vector more than that. He was amused at Vector's deja vu and laughed at his confusion, though he denied Vector the answer to his confusion and ordered him to make use of his alliance with Dark Mist. When Dark Mist and Vector argued with each other, Thousand squeezed the latter's heart to stop him.[8] After Number 96 and Vector parted ways, he told the latter to let him go and informed him that Alito and Girag should be awake then.[9]

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Don Thousand speaking to Vector about Nasch and Merag.

Thousand later informed Vector that the last two "Legendary Numbers" had fallen into the hands of Yuma's allies. He claimed it wouldn't be a problem though. Vector asked how much Thousand really knows and Thousand responded "everything", including what Vector felt when he entered the ruins. He confirmed that Vector was once human, then became a Barian and claimed that he was also responsible for the deaths of Nasch and Merag. He then ordered Vector to find Number 96 as the latter was about to put his own plan into effect.[10] They observed Yuma and Astral's Duel with the rebellious "Number" from afar, not being seen by anyone during the Duel and the following events.[6]


Don Thousand explains his plans for Earth to Vector.

Thousand proceeded to lead Vector to his palace, to which Number 96 had returned to in a ball of light after its defeat. Upon revealing its origins, Thousand instructs Vector to obtain the sealed Number, to whom wished to go crush Yuma with it immediately. Instead, Thousand left his body in energy form and insisted that now was not the time yet.[6]

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Don Thousand's four collected "Number" cards.

He revealed a device that would combine the Barian World and Earth together. If the malice of the human world reached that of the Barian World, they could be fused, amplifying his power one-thousand fold - enough to destroy the Astral World. To do so, he needed to make more of those devices, which was where the power he regained from Number 96 would go. He revealed four Fake Numbers, each possessing great power to Vector and instructed him to sit on the throne. When Vector did, Thousand fused Vector to it, rendering him immobile as the two needed to stay in the palace in order to put the power to work by building more devices.[6]


Don Thousand laughing after finally completing his device.

Despite losing three of the "Number" cards he and Vector gave to the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World, Thousand was not concerned, as the Fake Numbers are complete. Thousand told Vector that it is time to begin his machination.[2]

As the world merging and the Barian Emperors had gathered in the Barian World with Rio and Reginald having become Nasch and Merag, Vector worried if Nasch would remember what he did to them before but Don Thousand assured Vector to not panic as Nasch was not "thirsting for blood". While it is not clear if Nasch or Merag remember that Vector murdered them, when Dumon questioned Vector if he knew anything about the world merging Vector feigned ignorance and decided to pass the blame onto Mr. Heartland. However, Vector told them that it would be the perfect opportunity and that they should invade the Human World.[11]

Barian Emperor Onslaught

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Don Thousand physically speaking to Alito and Girag.

During the Duel between Nasch and Quattro, Don Thousand and Vector watched as he gauged Nasch's power and was surprised when Nasch performed a Barian's Chaos Draw and gifted that ability to the other Emperors.[12] Thousand later manifested himself outside of Vector's body in order to brainwash Alito and Girag into assisting him and Vector.[13] The portion of his malice that remained in Alito was able to manifest itself and speak to Yuma and Astral when Alito confronted them. He explained he had been cast out of the Astral World, but claimed it was a good thing, as Chaos was too restricted within its confines. He told Yuma to blame Astral if he had to blame anyone, and revealed that the acquisition of the seven Legendary "Numbers" from the ruins had restored him to full power.
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Don Thousand possessing Alito.

He also explained that he had reincarnated seven humans as the Seven Barian Emperors as they were connected to the Legendary "Numbers". He urged Yuma and Astral to attempt to stop him if they could.[1] Thousand's influence was later exorcised from Alito's body after an attack from both "Number C105: Battlin' Boxer Comet Cestus" and "Number 54: Lion Heart".[7]
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Don Thousand speaking to the Barian Emperors.

Later on, within an inflamed Sphere Field, Thousand confined Nasch, restraining him with dark tentacles. He opened a screen before Nasch to allow him to witness his sister and Dumon Dueling Vector and Thousand himself, whose power resided in Vector's body. Thousand revealed that he had created the Seven Barian Emperors for his own agenda. When the Duel started, Vector activated the Spell Card, "Don Thousand's Throne" which was given to him by Thousand that drew power from Nasch, causing him great pain and increased Vector's Life Points.[14] At one point in the Duel, Don Thousand stopped Vector before he made his next move.[15]


Collected Numbers

Unlike regular Numbers, Don Thousand creates an entirely different series of "Fake Numbers", four of which he gave to Vector, who in turn gave one to each member of the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World. The rest were passed on to various humans on Earth via his Dimension-Fusing Device. According to him, there are a million Fake Numbers of his creation. He also created the Number 10X, which are now in the possession of the Seven Barian Emperors.

Collected "Numbers"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 129: "Fists of Fury, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 121: "Mission: Astral World, Part 4"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 99: "A Duel in Ruins: Part I"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 118: "Mission: Astral World, Part 1"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 106: "Put to the Test: Part 2"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 112: "Memory Thief: Part 1"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 130: "Fists of Fury, Part 2"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 101: "The Dark Mist Rises: Part 1"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 102: "The Dark Mist Rises: Part 2"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 109: "A Sea of Troubles: Part 2"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 123: "Assimilation, Part 2"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 125: "Fight for a Friend"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 127: "Settling the Score, Part 1"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 131: "Power Play"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 132: "Barian vs. Barian"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 This card was destroyed after Mr. Heartland's Duel with Yuma and Astral in episode 123.
  2. Don Thousand gave this card to Alito in his past life in episode 130.
  3. Don Thousand gave this card to Girag in his past life.episode 133.
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