Orlando, known as Kabukid (カブキッド, Kabukiddo) in the Japanese version, is a Pro League Duelist who treats his Duels as theater shows and only Duels to impress his audience. Orlando Duels against Jaden Yuki in the Genex Tournament only to be defeated and learn the true meaning to what a fun Duel actually is. His appearance ends with him giving a rather ridiculous, yet humorous victory dance to Jaden and company. On a side note, both Crowler and Bonaparte are adoring fans of Orlando.

Orlando's Linework

His background story is altered in the dub where he is a Broadway actor claiming to have starred in plays such as "Deck Side Story" and "Duelist on the Roof" (puns of "West-Side Story" and "Fiddler on the Roof" respectively), while in the Japanese version, Orlando is a Professional Cosplay Duelist obsessed with traditional Japanese Kabuki, a form of theater. He is also the champion of the international Pro League.


Orlando plays a Kabuki Control Deck. His Deck is based on many aspects of traditional kabuki, especially the play Kanjinchou which contained Benkei, his lover Shizuka, and his opponent Yoshitsune. His "Kabuki Stage" Field Spells are interchangeable, and many of his cards utilize unique abilities that activate during battle. These effects are used to regain advantages quickly and work well in conjunction with the Field Spells. "Battle Claw Fox" can destroy monsters that attacks it, while "Shizuka the Heavenly Dancer" can heal Life Points under the same conditions. The strategies of his Deck refer to how kabuki and other plays are planned from the start, as he has the ability to control almost the entire Duel. His ultimate card, "Genghis Ghan the Emperor Dragon", though its effect isn't used, can deal damage to the opponent when it is destroyed by a card effect.


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Pro leauge Duelists Offscreen Win
Jaden Yuki 86 Lose
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