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[[File:Shark With Rio.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Shark visiting Rio.]]
 
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Returning to [[Heartland]], Shark visited his comatose sister at the hospital when she had another premonition, saying a great darkness was surrounding Yuma and that a great tragedy would soon happen. Worried, Shark rode off to find Yuma with Tori and asked if Yuma was alright. As ashes began to fall from the sky, the group was transported by [[Number 96: Dark Mist (character)|Number 96]] to another location, alongside Kite and Orbital 7. Shark and group listened to Number 96's goal of destroying all three worlds and observed Yuma Dueling against Number 96.<ref name="ep110">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|110|ref}}</ref> As events came to a climax, they witnessed Astral destroying Number 96 and forced to parted ways with a tearful Yuma. Shark and the others were transported back to Heartland and stood silently as a heartbroken Yuma cried for his lost friend.<ref name="ep111">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|111|ref}}</ref> Sometime later, an anguish Shark visited Rio again when Tori also came by with flowers. She tried to talk to Shark about Yuma's current painful state, but he told her that things are already bad and that he don't want to listen to it. After Tori left, Shark reflected how the "current [him]" had done and said everything he could say and do, but wished that there was a chance to fix everything.<ref name="ep112">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|112|ref}}</ref>
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Returning to [[Heartland]], Shark visited his comatose sister at the hospital when she had another premonition, saying a great darkness was surrounding Yuma and that a great tragedy would soon happen. Worried, Shark rode off to find Yuma with Tori and asked if Yuma was alright. As ashes began to fall from the sky, the group was transported by [[Number 96: Dark Mist (character)|Number 96]] to another location, alongside Kite and Orbital 7. Shark and group listened to Number 96's goal of destroying all three worlds and observed Yuma Dueling against Number 96.<ref name="ep110">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|110|ref}}</ref> As events came to a climax, they witnessed Astral destroying Number 96 and forced to parted ways with a tearful Yuma. Shark and the others were transported back to Heartland and stood silently as a heartbroken Yuma cried for his lost friend.<ref name="ep111">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|111|ref}}</ref> Sometime later, an anguished Shark visited Rio again when Tori also came by with flowers. She tried to talk to Shark about Yuma's current painful state, but he told her that things are already bad and that he does not want to listen to it. After Tori left, Shark reflected how the "current [him]" had done and said everything he could say and do, but wished that there was a chance to fix everything.<ref name="ep112">{{episode|Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL|112|ref}}</ref>
   
 
==Manga biography==
 
==Manga biography==

Revision as of 03:39, July 15, 2013

Reginald Kastle, known as Ryoga Kamishiro in the manga and Japanese version and nicknamed "Shark" in all versions, is one of the main characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. He is one of Yuma Tsukumo's close friends and rivals. He was originally an arrogant and callous person, but has grown quite humble.

Design

Appearance

Sharkfull

Full body view of Shark.

Reginald has dark blue eyes, pale skin and dark purple hair, which resembles tentacles hanging down, referencing his Deck theme of aquatic creatures. Threse "tentacles" slightly resemble pigtails, but curl up on the end. His accessories include a grey, shark tooth-shaped pendant, and two grey rings on his right hand, but he later gives one to his sister, Rio Kastle.[6] He also owns a grey and green Duel Gazer with a red lens and a yellow spike as well as a blue D-Pad.

Shark&#039;s Lineart

Shark's lineart.

His attire includes a dark purple jacket over a maroon shirt and dark blue pants with white, green-gems shoes. When in his school attire, he wears a white shirt with green-lined sleeves, tie and a collar. During his National Duel Circuit days, Reginald wore a white top with a purple waist coat and his usual dark pants.

In his past life, he wore golden armored under a mesh shirt, gauze on his left arm, a light brown shirt, silver pants, a blue cape, and a Barian Emblem on his chest in the form of a necklace.

Personality

After being disqualified from the National Duel Circuit, Shark became bitter and uncaring, the way he held himself at the beginning of the series. Cold and malicious, Shark flaunts his power by taking the Decks of the people he defeats, making them squirm in the process, such as when he defeated Bronk Stone.[1] When he becomes possessed by the "Numbers", he becomes quite violent, destroying the scenery surrounding him throughout his first Duel against Yuma, and also defeating several Duelists brutally when he was briefly possessed by "Number 32: Shark Drake.[7].[8]

However, he does have some honor, as he returned Bronk's Deck upon losing to Yuma as he promised and keeping all the Decks he'd stolen from people completely intact.[7] His first defeat to Yuma have humbled him in a way that he is no longer overly cruel to people, as shown when he returns Yuma's pendant after winning an Ante Duel with it at stake.[9] He also seems to put more faith in bonds and friendship, shown by his willingness to form a team with Yuma during the Tag Duel with Scorch and Chills. He further entrusts Yuma with a card that would allow them to win the Duel.[10] Reginald also tries to rescue Emperor's Key from Kite Tenjo and Orbital 7 when it is stolen, clearly stating that he sees Yuma as his friend. In the Duel with Kite, Shark remembers Yuma, and that Yuma would never give up.[11]

Reginald can be classified as a typical loner, being indifferent and cool about most things, usually sporting a stoic face or scowl. He prefers to be alone and doesn't follow a crowd, as his encounters with Yuma and others are often brief before he walks off. He also has displayed little interest in school, having had stopped going to Heartland Academy after his loss to Yuma.[9] However, he still skipped class regardless when he decided to come back and would idly spend his time to the school's roof, but is said to be good at studying.[12] Despite Shark's aloof and cold nature, many students at school respect his Dueling skills and is secretly popular with female students.[13] Although, his sister mentions that he is still feared and unliked by some students.[14] Reginald is shown to have a soft side, but has only shown it to two people - his sister and Yuma. Regardless of this, he can be insensitive and callous to both, causing fighting and arguing between them.

Reginald's friendship with Yuma has also helped him in handling the "Numbers" cards. When "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" came in contact with him, it easily took hold of him.[1] However, he was able to fight off the influence of "Number 32: Shark Drake" because of his bond with Yuma, making him the first known person to be able to resist the influence of the "Numbers" without a special item or power. Despite being able to initially resist the influence, Vetrix said that it did infect him and it will amplify his darkness caused by his desire to take revenge against Quattro.[15] However, after a Duel with Yuma, and seeing his bumbling antics, the darkness had disappeared.[8]

Abilities

After the Duel against Vector, Shark gained the ability to see Astral.[16] Shark also merges his soul with his "Number", gaining the ability to perform Chaos Xyz Evolution with "Number 32: Shark Drake", acquiring a purple aura while doing so.[17][18] He is also able to resist the "Numbers" influence after repeated exposure, no longer feeling the effects even from a "Chaos Number".[19][6] Shark has also demonstrated an unique ability that is similar to his sister's where a red aura will engulf him, however unlike his sister he appears to be in contact with a Barian for this to happen. This power fixed Durbe's Baria Lapris.[20]

Anime biography

Past Life

Ryoga &amp; Rio

Reginald and Rio in their past lives.

Reginald was once the ruler of a the United Lands of the Poseidon Ocean alongside his sister, Rio and was well-loved by his people. One day, his kingdom was attacked by Vector, who led a fleet of ships and several "Gorgonic Guardians" to lay waste to it and loot it.[21] Reginald ordered a counterattack, arming his soldiers with mirror shields which turned the gorgons' abilities against them. Vector performed a blood sacrifice in response, calling forth the ocean god, Abyss, turning the tide of the battle again. Rio rode up to Abyss and was grabbed by him. Despite the intervention of Reginald's friend, a knight named Durbe, Rio did not want to be saved. She sacrificed herself to call forth another god instead.[22] He and his sister were both eventually reincarnated.

History

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Reginald and Rio as children.

As children, Reginald and Rio visited a theme park. While there, Rio obtained a pair of matching rings they could wear together. Reginald refused her offer to wear one, and she walked off in anger, calling him an "idiot" and tossing the rings to the ground.[6]

Reginald surrounded by the pressure of his fans

Reginald surrounded by pressure.

Years later, Rio was critically injured in a fire, while Reginald became a well-known and popular Duelist within the National Duel Circuit. After making it to the final round, the pressure got to Reginald's head, causing him to become desperate because he wanted to win to support Rio.[23] By this point, he began wearing both of the rings that Rio had obtained when they were children, in order to remind him of their bond.[6] While preparing for the finals in the waiting room, he noticed that his opponent, Quattro left and dropped his Deck. While not intentional, Reginald's desperation got the better of him and ultimately looked at the visible cards on the floor. Midway through his Duel, while neither Duelist had a visible advantage, Reginald was disqualified and the match canceled, as he was found out to have looked at his opponent's cards. This also caused him to be permanently banned from the Duel Circuit.[10]

Reginald gets banned from the National Circuit

Reginald gets banned before he makes his winning move.

After this ban, Reginald became a delinquent and began to steal the Decks of his opponents once he beat them. It is known by most students within Heartland Academy that Reginald was not only a skilled Duelist, but also a bully.[1] He obtained the nickname "Shark", due to the fact that he used an ocean-themed Deck and because he ripped his opponents' Decks out of their hands swiftly and with malice. Despite Reginald's actions, Yuma Tsukumo defended him, as he believes that everyone has done something in their past which they regret.[10]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

Pre-World Duel Carnival

Shark and Bronk

A defeated Bronk is helpless against Shark.

Shark defeated opponents at his school, taking their Decks after they lost. After defeating Bronk Stone, he met Yuma Tsukumo, who attempted to defend Bronk. When asked what his most important thing was, Yuma told him it was his pendant. Shark ripped the pendent from his neck and threw it away. Shark challenged him to a match, with both Yuma's and Bronk's Decks on the line. Yuma accepted.[1]

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Shark begins his fated Duel with Yuma.

They Dueled in the city square, with Shark quickly gaining an advantage with "Big Jaws" and "Aqua Jet". He cornered Yuma, but then the "Numbers" were released from the door. Shark was possessed by "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", which he proceeded to Xyz Summon.[1] As the Duel progressed, Shark began to toy with Yuma, taking his Life Points down to a small fraction. However, Yuma managed to come out of this with the help of Astral, and managed to defeat Shark with his "Number 39: Utopia" at 5000 ATK, which knocked Shark out. When Shark awoke, he gave Yuma Bronk's Deck, keeping his promise. Shark said that Yuma was different than everyone that he has faced before and walked off without another word (in the dub, Shark says "You may have a point till then, Yuma").[7]

Yuma loses to Reginald

Shark defeats Yuma without taking any damage.

Sometime after the Duel, words of Shark's defeat spread around school and his reputation dropped. Eventually, he stopped going to school and also quit Dueling, and was taken in by a gang led by Scorch and Chills, who hung out at an abandoned arcade. One night, Shark was riding on his motorcycle, and stopped after seeing Yuma, staring at him before riding off.[24] One day, while Yuma was late to school, Shark drove across a road on his motorcycle and nearly hit Yuma. After Yuma is belittled by his friends who believe that his victories over Shark and Flip were just because of his "Numbers", he decided to find Shark and challenge him to a rematch, without using the help of Astral or his Numbers. When Scorch and Chills nearly hurt Yuma and his friends, but Shark told them to stop by saying he knows them. After the gang let Yuma go, he challenged Shark, he refused to Duel as his previous loss to Yuma caused him to give up Dueling. Yuma proceeded to chase Shark and annoy him by requesting a Duel until he accepted, Yuma bet Emperor's Key on the result. Yuma did not use his "Numbers" and Shark told him to do so, believing a victory over Yuma without "Numbers" would be meaningless. Yuma Summoned "Utopia", which Shark weakened with "Friller Rabca". This let "Black Ray Lancer" negate its effects and destroy it, which impressed Astral. Shark won with a direct attack from "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark". Shark took the Emperor's Key, but threw it on the ground as he walked off after he remember what Yuma said about being friends. Before driving away, Shark told Yuma that Scorch and Chills gives him a place to belong and told him not be bother him again.[9]

Shark and his Motorcycle

Shark telling Yuma not to get involved with him.

Shark soon overheard Scorch and Chills' plot of raiding the Heartland museum in hope of trying to steal a valuable Deck containing "Chaos End Ruler -Ruler of the Beginning and the End-". He also shocked to discovered that both thugs were possessed by "Numbers". When Chills and Scorch found Shark listening on their plan, he was forced to go along with them, even though he knew this plan was dangerous. Before going, he tells another gang member, Weasel, to run so he doesn't become involved in the dangerous raid, but Weasel went and warned Yuma of the situation instead. Upon arriving at the museum, they found Yuma standing in their way, not allowing them to pass without beating him in a Duel first. He was shocked when Yuma bet his "Number 39: Utopia" on the Duel. Shark warned Yuma not to be concerned for him, but Yuma said he won't leave him alone to rob the Deck. Yuma also pointed out that Scorch and Chills were using him, and that their hideout is not a place for him and insisted that he and Shark were comrades. Shark then decided to Duel with Yuma against Scorch and Chills in a 2-on-2 Tag Duel. On his first move, he Xyz Summoned "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" and managed to deal effect damage to Scorch. Scorch Xyz Summoned "Number 61: Volcasaurus" and activated its effect, which destroyed "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" and dealt Shark damage equal to the ATK of "Aero Shark".[5]

8 - Yuma and Shark&#039;s victory

Shark and Yuma win.

Having all their moves countered and with the appearance of "Number 19: Freezadon", which gave "Volcasaurus" its Overlay Units back, Shark and Yuma were pushed into a corner. After Summoning "Utopia" and having it rendered unable to attack by Chills' "Avalanche", Yuma used its effect to protect Shark from attacks which would have caused Shark to lose. After having "Utopia" and the newly Summoned "Black Ray Lancer" destroyed by "Volcasaurus" (avoiding losing by "Damage Diet"), Shark narrowly avoids losing from a direct attack by using the trap "Final Offering", ending the Battle Phase and giving Yuma "Armored Xyz". After eliminating Chills by forcing him to use his "Compensation Exchange" Trap, which saved "Volcasaurus" by taking damage equal to its ATK, Yuma used "Monster Reborn" to bring back Shark's "Black Ray Lancer" and equip it with the "Armored Xyz" Shark had entrusted to him earlier. It allowed him to give "Lancer" the properties of "Utopia", letting it destroy "Volcasaurus" and attack directly for the win. Afterwards, Shark commented that his card was able to improve Yuma's game, allowing him to keep it before smiling and walking off.[10]

Shark dodges Orbtal 7&#039;s drill

Shark dodges Orbital 7's drill.

When Tori was trying to ask people about the "Number" cards, she ran into Shark, who told her that she should not get involved with those cards and that they are things that neither of them should understand in detail.[25] One day at school, Shark saw Yuma running through the hallways and was amused by it, commenting how "hot headed" he is. Mr. Kay appeared in front of him, expressing his relief Shark returns to school. He shrugged him off and started to walk away, but stopped after he mentioned how much Shark changed after meeting Yuma. Shark listened to Mr. Kay describing Yuma's "sun-like" power, but keeps his cool when asked his opinion and walks away. On the roof, Shark pondered what Mr. Kay said about Yuma, causing him to smile. Seeing Orbital 7 under a trash can moving underneath him and follow it to the boys' locker room in the gym. Shark witness Orbital 7 attempted to steal the Emperor's Key, but he retrieved it and was chased around the school by the robot.

SharkVSKite

Shark vs. Kite.

Just when Orbital 7 was about to kill him with a drill, Kite Tenjo stepped in and called a halt. Shark and Kite both chatted a little about their connection to Yuma, and Shark refused to give Yuma's key to him. After hearing Kite mention the "Numbers" cards, Shark realized he is the "Number Hunter" and then lied to Kite about having a "Number" card, then a Duel is started over the possession over Emperor's Key. Shark was confident about his Deck's new Anti-"Numbers" strategy, which proved effective against Yuma. However, he still wanted to have a "Number", so he planned to steal Kite's "Numbers", but Kite noticed it and used "Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction" so that its negative effects damage Shark when he steals it. Shark remembered that Yuma would never give up, grasped the key and continued the Duel. When Shark lost, he apologized to Yuma being that he failed to protect the Emperor's Key. Shark's soul was taken by Photon Hand, causing him to he age considerably and become comatose. However, Kite was surprised that the soul didn't possess a "Number" card, but still took his soul when Yuma arrived.[12]

Shark without his soul

Shark's soulless body.

Shark was then maintained in the hospital, being look after by Mr. Kay. After Astral and Yuma draw with Kite in a Duel, he decided to release Shark's soul as he wasn't a "Number" holder. He awoke in the hospital afterwards and was told by Mr. Kay that Yuma saved him.[11]

World Duel Carnival Preliminaries

Shark argue

Shark insulting Quattro.

At the beginning of the World Duel Carnival, he met Yuma, who was panicking because he didn't have a Heart Piece. When he was asked if he would be participating, Shark replied he didn't feel like it. When he drove down the road a bit further, he caught a thrown "Mirror Force" card, the card that Shark associated with his ban from the National Circuit, and it turned out to be Quattro, his opponent in his last pro Duel. Quattro explained he purposely put his Deck where Shark could see it, to get him disqualified.[23]

IV provoking Shark

Quattro provoking Shark.

Quattro also revealed that at that time Shark was not only affected by the pressure of the Finals, but also because of a promise he made to his sister who had an accident and was hospitalized, so he was easily tempted to look at Quattro's Deck,.Quattro also says that maybe his sister's accident was not really a coincidence. Infuriated, Shark demanded to Duel with him again, but Quattro told him to wait for the WDC and tossed him a Heart Piece before departing. Shark then decided to participate after all, to get his rematch with Quattro. He fell into Quattro's trap again as Vetrix told him to coerce Shark into participating in the carnival.[23]

After Kari Tsukumo ordered Yuma to find Charlie McCay, he overheard a crowd cheering. Knowing that it would be a Duel, Yuma ran over to see Shark defeat an unknown Duelist with "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark". After the Duel, Yuma congratulated Shark and asked him why he had decided to enter the WDC. Shark told Yuma about how Quattro had mistreated his sister into the hospital to trick him into being kicked out of the nationals, and now he wants a rematch with Quattro, but after that, he will quit the WDC. Shark then told Yuma not to get involved with him and then wandered off, vanishing from sight of Yuma and Tori.[26]

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Shark facing "Number 32".

During the second day of the WDC, after Quattro defeated Bronk and Caswell in a Battle Royal Duel, Shark charged into the area on his motorbike, asking him if he remembered the face of his "Number one fan".[15] Quattro agreed to Duel Shark, but Trey snared Shark with his Duel Anchor, preventing the Duel and saying that Vetrix's orders are absolute. Quattro left in a cloud of dust. In the proceeding Duel, Shark takes control of Trey's "Number" monster, "Number 32: Shark Drake". The "Number" pierced his claws into Shark's chest, but Shark's strong will and connection to Yuma overcame the power of the "Number" and he used it to defeat Trey. Trey told him to keep the card and gave him a Heart Piece, revealing that he himself already had a completed heart. When Shark was about to leave, he once again told Yuma not be get involved with him and rode off. Although he was able to withstand the "Numbers" by remembering his time with Yuma, Shark still wanted his revenge against Quattro for his sister, which allowed "Shark Drake" to infect Shark with a small virus (blue in the dub) that will amplify that darkness even further. According to Vetrix, this will help them with their plan to use Shark.[27]

Shark infected with Numbers Power

Shark infected by "Number 32".

When Yuma, Tori, and Astral were looking for Hart Tenjo, Shark saw them from the road above them and stopped. He overheard Yuma calling out for Kite with his D-Gazer, leaving him wondering about situation.[28] During the third day of the WDC, Shark continued to collect Heart Pieces and brutally defeating many Duelists as the power of "Number 32" began to exert its influence on him, fueling his desire for revenge even more. He was confronted by Yuma, who let Shark take his anger out on him in a Duel. Realizing this, Shark eventually came to his senses, with the darkness of the "Number" disappearing and cancelled the Duel. Before he walked off, he told Yuma that they would meet in the finals and gave him a smile.[8]

World Duel Carnival Finals

IV and Ryoga on the coaster

Quattro being followed by Shark on the Duel Coaster.

Shark attended the party that Mr. Heartland threw for the finalists, but he spent the entire time outside the building. He turned to leave when Quattro caught a glimpse of him through a window. Quattro ran to confront him, with Shark turning his back and telling Quattro he will gamble with everything he has in order to defeat him. After that, he left the party and rode off on his motorcycle.[13] The next day, the Duel Coaster began, and Shark easily defeated an opponent with "Jawsman" before seeing Quattro Dueling another Duelist on a nearby track. Quattro told him that he was fighting magnificently, which Shark vowing not to let Quattro get away and chased after him after the latter defeated his own opponent.[29] The chase continued into the underground section of the Duel Coaster, with Shark and Quattro both defeating opponents and taunting one another. Quattro used Shark's anger against him by leading him toward the Magma Field. Since Shark's Deck was composed of WATER monsters, he would be at a disadvantage.[3]

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Shark was prepared to counter the field, "Magma Field", using cards such as "Plate Salvage" and "Adapt to Adversity". He brought out "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" on his first turn, inflicting 1200 damage to Quattro before he takes his first turn. Quattro countered with "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder", which Shark countered with "Number 32: Shark Drake". Vetrix appeared, revealing that he intended to use Shark as an assassin to defeat Dr. Faker. Shark insisted that won't happen, with Vetrix responding that he'll have no choice - he will become Vetrix's puppet. After Quattro managed to Summon "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings" and using the effect of "String of Destiny", Quattro attacked Shark a total of eight times.[30] Quattro revealed that he had been manipulated by Vetrix and that Shark's sister was hospitalized as a result of a fire caused by "Flaming Hell Blessing".
Shark&#039;s New Power

Shark gives in to the power of the "Number".

Shark told him not to act like he was the victim, even if he was used by Vetrix, Quattro was still responsible. Quattro Summoned "Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo", which would let him declare an Automatic Win on his next turn. Vetrix advised Shark to accept "Shark Drake" in order to win and have his revenge. After some resistance, Shark gave in to and was able to create "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss" as a result. He defeated Quattro, with Vetrix musing that now he and Shark are friends, mocking Yuma's spirit of "kattobingu". Quattro apologized for hurting his sister and urged Shark to defeat his father and save him. Quattro also added that if Shark wanted to hate someone, he should hate Quattro, not Vetrix. Shark watched as Quattro departed through a portal and talked with Yuma. Now wanting revenge against Vetrix as well, Shark told Yuma he would not forgive him if he got in the way. He boarded his Duel Coaster and moved on, having advanced to the semi-finals.[17]
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After defeating Quattro, Shark exited the area on his motorbike, thinking about what Quattro had told him. While driving down a desolate road, he called out for Vetrix so that he could get his revenge (this scene is cut from the dub). Vetrix appeared, right in front of Shark's path, which Shark tried to stop his bike, but failed to do so. Thinking he ran Vetrix over, he got off of his bike to look, but it was merely a hologram. He then spotted another hologram of Vetrix and followed it until he was lead into an abandoned warehouse. Vetrix sneaked up behind Shark and put his hands over his eyes; using his crest's power to put him in a trance. Vetrix then put his hand into Shark's head to gain control of his mind for the upcoming Duel with Yuma.[31] He also gave Shark a powerful Trap Card called "Heraldry Catastrophe" to use in the Duel.[32]

Shark Crest

Shark with the power of Vetrix's crest.

Shark turned up for the finals at the Duel Tower for his Duel against Yuma, but, because of Vetrix's powers, Shark was emotionless. This affected his Dueling as Yuma was able to gain a massive advantage over him by his second turn. However, this was short-lived as Vetrix then began to show Shark visions of Yuma and Dr. Faker causing his sister, Rio to be hospitalized. With a dark revenge in his heart, Shark began to relentlessly attack Yuma with his "Spear Shark" and "Double Shark" in combination with "Zeus Breath", dropping Yuma's Life Points in an instant. He then managed to Summon "Number 32: Shark Drake", cornering Yuma further while the power of Vetrix's crest glowed on Shark's hand.[2] At the climax of the Duel, Yuma took control of "Shark Drake Veiss", causing Vetrix to lose his hold on Shark. Vetrix was about to establish the same control over Yuma, but Shark came to his senses before it could fully happen. Vetrix appeared before Shark and tried to convince him to save Yuma by using his Set "Heraldry Catastrophe", but Shark refused to submit to Vetrix again, and instead used "Underwater Snow Prison" to banish "Shark Drake Veiss" at the cost of the remainder of his Life Points, conceding victory to Yuma. Afterwards, Shark thanked Yuma for rescuing him and encouraged him to defeat Vetrix. Due to his injuries, Shark is then carried away via helicopter to be treated.[32] During Kite's Duel with Vetrix, the latter revealed that Shark was merely a pawn alongside his progeny and Dextra in order to bolster his "Number 69: Heraldry Crest" with rage and hatred as he had no emotions to spare.[33]

Shark vs Obot

Shark fighting the Litterbots.

Near the end of Yuma's Duel with Vetrix, Shark awoke, witnessing the Sphere Field through the window of the hospital. He watched the remainder of the Duel with Vetrix on television, worrying about Yuma. After it ended, he escaped the hospital and rushed to the stadium, witnessing the explosion of the Duel Tower and the Sphere Field moving towards Heartland Tower.[34] Heading there, Shark encountered Tori, Kite, and Orbital 7. He helped Kite escape from rubble that had fallen on him, and told them his reason for being here. After some arguing, the four agreed to work together and headed to the Sphere Field, but they are stopped by Mr. Heartland, who deployed an army of litterbots to stop them. After Orbital destroys a few, Shark, Kite and Tori wielded fallen litterbot weapons to destroy more of them. When Astral rescued Yuma from the Sphere Field and gave him "Utopia" and "Shark Drake", Yuma returns the latter card to Shark. The three Duelists confronted and challenged Dr. Faker, holding their ace cards high.[35]

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Shark's injury (the blood is cut from the dub).

As the Duel with Faker began, Shark began to bleed from his stomach from when a litterbot slashed him with it's scythe (the blood is cut from the dub). He however continued on, managing to Xyz Summon "Shark Drake" as well as protect Yuma's "Utopia" via the Equip Spell Card, "Shield Fin". This strategy enabled the three to inflict 5600 damage to Dr. Faker despite the effects of Faker's "Number 53: Heart-eartH". However, Kite mocked Shark for carelessly attacking Dr. Faker without thinking of the consequences, as he received 1400 effect damage from attacking with "Shark Drake". When they thought Kite had defeated Dr. Faker, Shark was shocked to see Dr. Faker had Summoned another "Number" in place of "Heart-eartH".[36]

As the Duel continued, Faker's new "Number", "Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon" continued to torment the trio, even banishing Yuma's "Number C39: Utopia Ray". When it comes to Shark's turn, Dr. Faker avoids losing via a direct attack from "Shark Drake Veiss" through the "Fake Life". After Shark ends his turn, he falls to the floor in pain as the injury he sustained was worsening. As Kite began his turn, Faker's "Number" banished Shark's "Shark Drake Veiss" and Set card, but while they were being banished, Shark laughed, which shocked Faker. This was because he tricked Faker as his Set card was "Xyz Dimension Splash", which allowed him to Summon two "Hyper-Ancient Shark Megalodon" from his Deck. He then allowed Kite to use them as Overlay Units to Xyz Summon "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" which reduced Dr. Faker down to 150 Life Points. After the attack, Dr. Faker came clean about his actions and why he committed them. After revealing that Vector was the one which ordered him to do such things in order to save Hart, Yuma, Kite and Shark decided to go after Vector. However, at this moment, Vector emerged from a portal and possessed Dr. Faker, continuing the Duel by resurrecting "Heart-eartH Dragon".[37]

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Shark gets taken to the hospital again.

When Hart freed Astral, letting him and Yuma merge, Shark's "Shark Drake Veiss" was used to boost Yuma's "Utopia Ray" and help defeat Vector. When Sphere Field Cannon began to explode, Shark pushed Yuma out of the way of a piece of falling rubble, injuring himself further. Orbital 7 was reactivated and got Hart, Shark and Tori out of the place. After Yuma and the others reemerge, Shark is taken to the hospital in a helicopter piloted by Nistro, while Dextra administered first aide.[38] During Kite and Yuma's Duel, Astral mentions that Shark should be able to see Astral due the results of the Duel with Vector.[16] During Yuma and Kite's rematch, Shark was able to leave the hospital (although his chest was heavily bandaged) and witness their Duel. He looked on from a bridge with a smile, muttering "Yuma, Astral" before riding off on his bike.[39]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II

Barian Invasion

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Shark vows to fight with Yuma against the Barian World.

One day after school, Shark went to visit Rio in the hospital, but ran into Yuma on the way, who suggested they Duel. Shark apologizes and declines Yuma because told him he had to go see Rio, then he sensed the arrival of Gilag. Getting an urgent call from the hospital about Rio, Shark rushed there with Yuma and Tori to find Rio crying out in pain. The doctor told Shark that Rio's condition had worsened thirty minutes prior. Rio claimed that disaster was coming and that "they" were coming to take the most important thing, though Shark was confused who are "they". Yuma was called away to save his friends from Fuma, Shark attempted to follow, but Rio clutched his hand and stopped him.[40] Later, Shark eventually left the hospital and intercepted part of Fuma's gang, while Kite intercepted another part of it. The two defeated all of them and then arrived at Heartland Academy to inform Fuma of his gang's failure and give his support to Yuma to battle against the Barian World.[19]

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Shark carries Rio away.

While leaving school, Shark was approached by Chitaro Ariga, the founder of the Manga Research Club, who wish to used him as model for his manga. He showed Shark his hero character designs that he had based off of Shark, but Shark shrugged him off. When visiting Rio, he gave her one of the rings from their childhood, unknown that Chitaro was spying on him. When Shark heard that Rio's operation was successful, he went to get her when she was discharged, but was met by Chitaro again. Chitaro informed him that he had his sister and that they would have to Duel. Unbeknownst to Shark, Chitaro was working for the Barian World, having become Gilag's most recent pawn. When Shark attempted to counter one of Chitaro's moves with "Zeus' Breath", Chitaro threatened Rio and Shark chose not to activate his card. Wanting to face a "Number", Chitaro gave Shark the components he needed to Summon "Shark Drake", which Shark did. Chitaro countered this by Ranking Up his "Comics Hero King Arthur" into "CXyz Comics Hero Legend Arthur". As Shark remembered the rings from his sister, the power of their bond shattered the Barian's magic and Rio was freed. The bandages flew off of her face and she insulted Shark's Dueling skills as soon as she opened her eyes, to his irritation. Now able to Duel at his best, Shark defeated Chitaro with "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss". Shark then reunited with his sister and carried her away. Later at school, Shark was shown a samurai-drawing of himself by Chitaro, but he still displayed little interest in it and walked off.[6]

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As Rio began to return to school, Shark left their house without her and rushed to school. Despite trying to remain unseen, he met up with Yuma, who asked him what's wrong. Shark began to explain what was wrong, but was interrupted by Rio's arrival, with her calling him mean for leaving without her. Later, Shark ate lunch with Rio, Yuma, and his friends atop of a roof, although Shark sat apart from the group. When Rio started to talk about him, Shark cut her off and yelled at her, but stopped once Rio glared at him. After seeing a group of boys and Bronk smitten with Rio, Shark warned them that Rio is an "ice woman" and they will find out what he means soon. Later, Shark secretly watched Rio Duel against Aika Hanazoe and goes to her after she wins, calling her Duel "so-so" and asked if she needs any advice from him. While walking home, Shark talks with Yuma about Rio, and then teased her that she hid behind him when she got frightened by a cat, resulting in Rio calling him a "meanie".[14] When Yuma held a "Sports Duel Tournament" as way for his friends and Rio to stop fighting with each other, Shark was somehow dragged into it as well, and reluctantly participated in it. He was paired up with Yuma, and was able to put their team in the lead with his skills in Dueling and sports. However, Shark leaves to go home before he and Yuma could face Tori and Cathy in the final Duel, leaving Rio and Caswell to explain his unwillingness to be in the tournament any longer.[41]

Later, Shark went to the mall with Rio so she could go shopping, but waited for her outside by his bike. When Rio came out, she suddenly entered a trance and talked about a fearsome dragon coming to Earth to destroy the "most important things", which Shark knew to mean the Barians' involvement.[42] Driving through the woods, Shark and his sister arrived to see Yuma Dueling against Mizael, and watched as Yuma become greatly injured and couldn't continue. Shark initially wanted to take Yuma's place in the Duel, but Kite took Yuma's place instead, so Shark watched the Duel with the others and was greatly shocked by Mizael's true power. When the Barian's Sphere Cube disintegrated, Shark attempted to catch a falling Yuma, but end up falling off a cliff along with him.[43]

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Shark and Yuma survived the fall, but they were heavily injured and were sent to hospital, with Shark spending most of his time reading. While recuperating, Shark observed a depressed Yuma and became irritated by his behavior, even yelling at him one at night when he was having a nightmare. When Yuma was out of their shared room, he noticed the Emperor's Key on Yuma's bed and decided to steal it to lure Yuma into a Duel to help him regain his will. Shark immediately brought out "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" and "Black Ray Lancer", but Yuma responded with defensive plays, angering him. Shark Summoned "Shark Fortress" and broke through Yuma's defenses, nearly winning. Eventually, Astral appeared to help Yuma out his depression and turned the Duel around, making Shark smiled and graciously lose the Duel to Yuma. Astral pointed out that Shark's reason for doing all that was to help Yuma, though Shark denied it and pushed Yuma away when the latter tried to hug him.[44]

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Rio, Shark and Yuma in the Battle Royal.

Once he was discharged from the hospital, Shark went to school and heard Rio sensing a Barian presence again and the two rushed to aide Yuma alongside Tori. They found him surrounded by brainwashed Duelists and helped him Duel his way out until Alit arrived and ended the Battle Royal. Afterwards, they watched Yuma begin a Duel with Alit within another Sphere Cube.[45][46]
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Later at school, Shark was asked by Bronk to Duel him, who was trying to gain his blessings to date Rio, but Shark declined since he was no match for him. He also added that Bronk wasn't even at Yuma's level, causing Bronk to jump to the conclusion that Rio was with Yuma. Flip and Caswell overheard this and spread a rumor around the school. Oblivious to the rumor, Shark was challenged by an angry Rio to a Duel and accepts after she insulted him. During the Duel, Shark was able to counter every strategy Rio played and voiced little faith in Rio's confidence as a Duelist. While Shark was proud that Rio was able to gain courage, he proclaimed that she still has a long way to go if she wanted to beat him and defeated Rio with his "Shark Kaizer". Afterwards, Shark learned the rumor from Rio and cleared up the misunderstanding, clarifying that he wasn't the one spreading the rumor.[47]
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Shark playing bass guitar.

During Heartland Academy's Cultural Festival, Shark observed the play Rio was acting in and displayed irritation watching her with Yata-Garasu. When Bronk came to him, Shark was shocked by his cosplay as "Gogogo Golem" and grew annoyed that he was calling Shark "brother". Shark's irritation prompted Rio to throw her shoe at Shark and telling him to be quiet or leave. Later, Shark took part in the festival by playing bass guitar alongside his fellow students for the famous singer, Sanagi Chouno, much to the excitement of his female admirers.[48]

After "Rei Shingetsu" was kidnapped by Vector, Shark rushed to Yuma's location and watched his conversation with Kite. Inside Heartland Tower, Shark heard Yuma's explanation, and said that he wanted to go with him to save Rei and find Vector. Shark then bickered with Kite about how to get to the Barian World when the tower shook. They ran to the top to see that the Different Dimension Airship from the Emperor's Key had crushed the top of the tower and was resting there. Astral told them that they could use the ship to get to the Barian World. Later, Shark spoke with Rio about his mission with his friends, and was forced to take Rio along when she wanted to go with him. In the morning, Shark and the group entered the ship and took off, but an array of monsters began assaulting the ship. Shark and the others went to the exterior, using their ace monsters to battle with them until a portal sucked them in.
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Shark vs. Durbe.

At the "D.D. Ancient Battlefield - Sargasso", Shark watched Vector taunting a devastated Yuma with Rei's seemingly dead body, when Durbe challenged him to a Duel. Shark was given the first turn and quickly Summoned "Number 32: Shark Drake" and took the damage inflicted by the effect of "Sargasso".[49] Although he was at an disadvantage, Shark was still confident against Durbe and ended his turn, taking "Sargasso's" damage again, even when Durbe brought out his "Over-Hundred Number", "Number 102: Holy Lightning - Glorious Halo". He also listened to Vector revealing that he was really "Rei" all along and boasting how it was so he could plan Yuma's downfall, which Shark showed visible disgust to.[50]

As the Duel continued, Shark Summoned "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss", but his Life Points whittle down to 900 due "Sargasso" effect. When Yuma was blaming himself for putting his friends in danger, Shark told Yuma that he came on his own will and encouraged him to win his Duel, but was stunned when Yuma and Astral transformed into Dark ZEXAL.[51] After Yuma undid Dark ZEXAL, Shark helped inform Yuma of his status and paused his Duel with Durbe to watch Yuma and Vector's. Durbe asked him if he still believes that Yuma could win, which Shark said he does because that was trust is all about. After the power surge of ZEXAL II caused "Sargasso" to self-destruct, Shark's Duel with Durbe was canceled, and he returned to Heartland with everyone else.[52]

Legendary Number War

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Durbe saves Shark, with their contact repairing Durbe's Baria Lapis.

Later at school, Shark was skipping class when he felt a strong presence of Don Thousand when he was revived by Vector. On the roof, Shark, Yuma, Tori and Rio were brought aboard the Different Dimension Airship by Astral, who informed them of the seven Legendary "Numbers" scattered across the world. As they headed to their first location, they ended up crashing into Durbe and the ship landed them into a jungle. After Yuma saved a boy named Nasch from a bear, Shark inquired who he is. He didn't believe the mysterious, injured boy "Nasch" was just a "traveler" and stated he might be a Barian. Shark told Yuma not to trust the boy so easily, but the conversation was cut off when the group hears Tori's scream from some distance. They ran to a temple where she and Rio were, and had to get rid of the snakes surrounding them. As the group traveled further inside the temple, a trap activated and Shark almost got crushed under a wall, but Nasch saved him and they were separated from the others. When a door opened up, Shark and Nasch went down the pathway, leading them to an empty room. Shark thanked Nasch for saving him, but said he still doesn't trust him, though Nasch shrugged it off and said he did it in return for Yuma saving him. When the walls started to close in, they were captured and their lives depended on the outcome of Yuma's Duel with Mach.[20] Shark and Nasch forced to work together to survive the collapsing and changing labyrinth. Fallowing Astral's instructions, they tried to interpreted the legend of a hero and his pegasus to find a clue to help Yuma win the Duel. Shark suspicions of Nasch's identity deepens when he can translated the legend. When the floor collapsed, Shark was about fall into the hole, but Nasch was able to grasp his arm. When their hands touched, Shark began to glow and Nasch's Baria Lapis was repaired, revealing 'Nasch" to be Durbe. Although Durbe saved him, Shark urged Yuma not to trust Durbe and to destroy "Number 39: Utopia" instead of protecting it. Using Durbe's advice, Yuma was able to win the Duel and allowed a door to open for Shark to regroup with them.[53]

Going to South America, Shark and the others arrived at an abandoned castle, and listen to Rio speak of legend about a ruthless prince. After Yuma accidentally triggered some traps, Shark and everyone else ended up inside the cages of the central colosseum. With Vector and Number 96: Dark Mist focusing solely on Yuma and Astral, Shark was forced to watch Astral Duel Dark Mist and worried about Yuma, who has a giant pendulum axe aimed at him.[54] After Astral tied with Number 96, Shark and the others were released from their cages and escaped the crumbling ruins.[55] The group then headed to Spartan City, where Shark and friends went to see the Pro Duelist Spartancity Tournament and reunited with Nistro and Dextra. They learned the tale of a gladiator from the duo and deduced that "Number" was in the colosseum, which was under a lake. At night, Shark and the others were awoken by explosion coming from the ruins and rushed over there. When Yuma and Dextra began a Tag Duel against Alit, who brainwashed Nistro, Shark watched the Duel alongside Kite and Rio.[56] After the Duel ended, Shark and the others returned to the airship the next day and listened to Tori and Orbital 7 complaining to Rio about being left behind.[57]

On the way to the next location, Shark spoke with Yuma about his daze and knew he was thinking about Alit. Shark told him that Alit's change in personality exposed his "true colors" as a Barian and was annoyed by how Yuma still seemed so concerned about him. Upon arriving in an mountain range, Shark went with Yuma and Kite to climb a mountain to reach the ruins. As he was struggling to climb, Shark snapped at Yuma, who was giving them pointers to mountain-climbing, and told to shut his mouth. When they came to the Number's Ruins, they met Jinlong, a Number Guardian. Shark listened to Jinlong and Astral's conversation about the person similar to Kite, which the former confirmed the person was named "Mizael". Astral revealed to Shark and the others that the Barians were humans once, but Shark found his statement ridiculous. Shark then watched Kite Duel against Jinlong along with Yuma and Astral.[58] After Kite won the Duel, Shark and the others listened to Jinlong's tale about Mizael and how he died. When Mizael arrived at the ruins and clashed with Kite's dragon aura, the group ended up on a mountain peak after the Number's Ruins vanished. They listened to Jinlong explaining that when people searching for "Numbers" come to the ruins, huge changes will occur in the world and about the "two lights" battling in the sky long ago.[59]

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Shark experiencing his past life.

As the Different Dimension Airship headed to the final two Number's Ruins in the ocean, Shark overheard Yuma and Astral speaking about the Barians about being humans. He warned the duo that over thinking the situation was a bad idea and they should not get emotions involved. Yuma asked Shark's reason for fighting against the Barians, he replied that what the Barians done to him and Rio was enough for him to seek revenge. When Yuma mentioned Shark forgave Vetrix and Dr. Faker for their transgressions, Shark clarified he never did forgave them and that he only stopped fighting them because they lost the will to fight. Astral inquired not involving emotions in a Duel was Shark's philosophy, but he stated that he was fighting for his own sake and proclaimed himself a "lone wolf". In the midst of a storm, Abyss possessed Rio and Shark witnessed her plunging into the water below and quickly followed, with Yuma and Astral close behind. Following Rio's footprints, they entered the labyrinth-like ruin and Shark noticed Rio's "Absolute Zero" card lying on the ground and went to examine it, but the labyrinth suddenly generated new walls to separate them. Shark eventually reached the heart of the temple and found still Rio possessed by Abyss. Abyss claimed he and Shark were destined to fight and urged him to "awaken", as he is the one who will inherit Abyss' powers. Shark began a Duel to get Rio back, but Abyss gained a significant advantage over him with "Gorgonic Guardian". Abyss used his powers to allow Shark access to his past life's memories and he recalled Vector's attack on his kingdom and expressed confusion over the whole situation.[21]
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Shark, angry and confused about the revelations of his past incarnation.

As he continued to see visions of his past, Shark defeated "Gorgonic Guardian" by turning its own effect against it with Rio's "Absolute Zero" card, reflecting how it was defeated in the past with mirror shields, but Abyss brought forth the "Number 73: Abyss Splash the Roaring Waterfall Deity. after Shark saw how Rio's incarnation died, Abyss insisted that Shark would lose his sister in this life just as his past and everything important to him because of the weakness in his heart. When Abyss released his control over Rio, Shark was able to contact the other "Number" in the ruin, "Number 94: Crystal Zero the Polar Ice Princess". Using the "Number", he defeated Abyss and entrusted both "Numbers". Afterwards, Shark and the others was transported back to the airship, but Rio remained unconscious.[22]
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Shark visiting Rio.

Returning to Heartland, Shark visited his comatose sister at the hospital when she had another premonition, saying a great darkness was surrounding Yuma and that a great tragedy would soon happen. Worried, Shark rode off to find Yuma with Tori and asked if Yuma was alright. As ashes began to fall from the sky, the group was transported by Number 96 to another location, alongside Kite and Orbital 7. Shark and group listened to Number 96's goal of destroying all three worlds and observed Yuma Dueling against Number 96.[60] As events came to a climax, they witnessed Astral destroying Number 96 and forced to parted ways with a tearful Yuma. Shark and the others were transported back to Heartland and stood silently as a heartbroken Yuma cried for his lost friend.[61] Sometime later, an anguished Shark visited Rio again when Tori also came by with flowers. She tried to talk to Shark about Yuma's current painful state, but he told her that things are already bad and that he does not want to listen to it. After Tori left, Shark reflected how the "current [him]" had done and said everything he could say and do, but wished that there was a chance to fix everything.[62]

Manga biography

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Shark in the manga.

In the manga, just like as in the anime, Shark is initially a delinquent at school, who has pro-level Dueling skills. However, after Dueling Yuma and being possessed by a "Number", his fate is transformed.

Relationships

Rio Kastle

Shark and Rio are twins and share a strong bond ever since they were children, symbolized by matching rings that Rio obtained.[6] Following Rio's Duel with Quattro, in which she was critically injured and wound up in a hospital bed wrapped in bandages, Shark Dueled in the National Duel Circuit for her sake, but pressure was escalated to such an extent that he peeped at his opponent's Deck before the final match, an action that caused him to be disqualified and banned.[23] During the time Rio was in the hospital to recover from her injuries, Shark often visited her.[19]

Despite their bond, Shark has a typical tenuous "brother-sister" relationship with Rio, irritating one another and having normal siblings squabbles.[6][14] They seem to settle any fighting by Dueling each other, having a total of one-hundred Duels.[47]

Yuma Tsukumo

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Shark and Yuma's first encounter.

Shark first met Yuma Tsukumo when he came to defend Bronk Stone after he beat him in a Duel and took his Deck. In a twist of events, Shark crushed the Emperor's Key and accepted Yuma's challenge, becoming rivals with the young boy. With their Duel underway, Shark was overtaken by "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" and quickly Summons it to put Yuma in his place. However, with the appearance of Astral and Yuma's new Xyz Monster, "Number 39: Utopia", Shark loses the Duel and his "Number".[1][7]

Soon after, Shark falls into the "wrong crowd" and stops Dueling all together, but with persistence from Yuma, Shark agrees to Duel him again. Despite his "Numbers", Yuma loses to Shark, who then tells him to never interfere with his life.[9] However, Yuma disobeys this after learning of why Shark was the way he was. The two then have a Tag Duel against Scorch and Chills, also carried "Numbers" that supported each other. Despite that, Shark was able to aid Yuma, who protected him from any damage, and give him the final trump card that would defeat the two brothers. As a sign of respect for Yuma, he allowed him to keep the card he won with.[5][10]

Mr. Kay made a remark that Shark had changed due to Yuma's influence and now he sees Yuma as a friend and ally.[12] Although friends, Shark doesn't hang around Yuma as much as his other friends, due to his aloof nature, but is shown to have a soft spot for him. In addition, Shark often reflects on his time with Yuma, even watches Yuma from afar when he sees him.[12][28] Despite his distant nature, Shark is willing to open up to him (to an extent), but tends to push him away sometimes.[26] In turn, Yuma admires Shark and worries about him if he does anything he thinks is wrong or dangerous. When knowing things concerning Shark, Yuma would focus his attention on helping him and putting himself in harm's way, even sometimes ignoring or lashing out on his friends or Astral if they tried to stop him.[63]

Throughout the World Duel Carnival, their friendship becomes strained as Shark became focused on revenge on Quattro and continually told Yuma "Don't get involved with me" when they met.[26][27] When Yuma learns how violent Shark had become, Yuma challenged him to a Duel, in which Yuma made no move to attack, and let Shark take his anger out on him. He was angry at Yuma's persistence and the Number's influence causes him grow more aggressive. Eventually, Yuma tells Shark he doesn't want to see the way he is now, shocking him, and is followed by his stomach growling. As Shark watches Yuma and Tori shout at each other, he smiled and the darkness in his heart disappeared. Shark then cancelled the Duel, claiming that seeing Yuma being an "idiot" made him lose his drive. Before walking away, Shark tells Yuma that he would meet him in the finals and they exchanged smiles.[8]

During the WDC party, Yuma tried looking for Shark, showing his concern for Shark, and because he has something to ask him, but couldn't find him.[13] During the finals of WDC, Yuma stumbles across Shark's Duel with Quattro and stayed to cheer him on. When Shark Summoned "Number 32: Shark Drake", Yuma worried about him due to the influence of the "Number", and cried out to Shark as he was brutally attacked eight times by Quattro.[64] As the Duel continues, Yuma tried to pull Shark away from the influence of the "Number", but Shark eventually gives into it. After Shark wins the Duel, Shark set his revenge on Vetrix and told Yuma he won't forgive him if got in his way, straining their friendship once again.[17]

In the semi finals, Yuma and Shark were matched-up to Duel each other, with Yuma eager to settle their rivalry. Unknown to Yuma, Vetrix was influencing Shark through the power of his crest, but Yuma does notice how emotionless and different Shark is. During the Duel, Vetrix made Shark think Yuma was the one to hurt his sister, which made Shark hate Yuma and attack him ruthlessly. Yuma tried to make Shark remember the times they Dueled together, how Shark tried protecting his Emperor's Key from Kite, and how much their bond means to him. Yuma also told Shark that his goal is to be Duel Champion and defeating Vetrix and Dr. Faker wasn't worth losing him. To return Shark to normal, Yuma took control of "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss" and suffered while the "Number" tried to control him. Shark was able to regain his senses and begins to worry for Yuma. When deciding to save Shark or Astral, Yuma couldn't choose and said that Shark is a very important friend to him. To save Yuma, Shark got rid of his remaining Life Points to banish "Shark Drake" and give Yuma the victory. Afterwards, Shark told Yuma how during the Duel that he could hear Yuma's voice and thanked Yuma for saving him. Smiling, Shark then encourages Yuma to win and beat Vetrix, with Yuma promises to carry on his will.[32]

Later, when Shark awakes in the hospital and sees that Yuma's Dueling with Vetrix in the Sphere Field, he begins to worry and rushes over to the Duel Coaster Stadium, calling out Yuma's name as he goes.[65]He then enters Heartland Tower to save Yuma and puts himself in danger in the process, showing how much he cares for him. Shark was even willing to team up with Kite and Orbital 7 to rescue Yuma, despite his hostility towards them. When Yuma challenges Dr. Faker to a Duel, Yuma gave back Shark "Number 32: Shark Drake", asking him to help him, and the latter joins Yuma with a smile.[66] During the Duel, Yuma and Shark supported each other well with their cards, as well as Shark teasing Yuma when he's getting doubts.[67][18] When the Heartland Tower started to crumble, a piece of concrete was about to hit Yuma before Shark pushes him out of the way to protect him, taking the hit instead.[38]

When the Barian World began to target Yuma for the "Numbers", Shark worried for Yuma's well-being and chases after him when he goes to Duel Fuma, even leaving his sister to go after him.[40] When talking to Rio, Yuma learned that Shark often talked about him to her, to his surprise. She told Yuma that she believed it's because of Yuma that her brother hadn't changed and thanked him for being a good influence on Shark. Also, Shark began to spend more time with Yuma as they started to walk home together after school.[14] When Yuma fell towards a cliff ledge, Shark once again put his life in danger to try to save Yuma from falling,.[43] Recuperating in the hospital, Shark was extremely upset how downhearted Yuma was acting and, in his typical gruff fashion, snapped at him. In order to get through to him, Shark swiped the Emperor's Key and lured Yuma into a Duel. With help from Astral, Yuma got his fighting spirit back, much to Shark's happiness. When Astral told Yuma what Shark's true purpose was, Shark denied it, but Yuma was greatly touched. Trying to show his gratitude, Yuma tried to give Shark a hug, only to be pushed away by him.[44]

Astral

At first, Shark had no knowledge of Astral, but Astral has respect for Shark's Dueling skills and the impact he has on Yuma.[9][5][10]. If Shark becomes possessed by a "Number" card, Astral and Yuma usually come into conflict with Shark and try to save him from the card's dark influence.[27][68][17][69][32]

Sometime between Shark and Yuma becoming friends and the World Duel Carnival, Shark's learned of Astral's existence and knows how important he is to Yuma.[32] [44] Knowing Shark is trustworthy and strong-willed, Astral has no problems letting him keep "Number 32: Shark Drake" card in his possession.[66] After the Duel with Vector, Shark can now see and hear Astral[16], but they still have little contact with each other.

Kite Tenjo

Having heard about the "Number Hunter", Shark already knew Kite's reputation, but officially met him when he stopped Orbital 7 from killing him and demanded that Shark hands over the Emperor's Key. Shark figured out that Kite was the "Number Hunter" and his intentions towards Yuma, then lied about having a "Number" card. This resulted to a Duel between them, where Kite easily defeated Shark, taking the key and the latter's soul.[12] Shark bared a grudge against Kite since then, and meeting again in Heartland Tower, he was very hostile to Kite, though he did help free him from the rubble that had trapped him. However, Kite didn't care about it as his little brother, Hart, was in trouble and told Shark they could have a rematch later. After arguing, the two agreed to work together to save Yuma and Hart.[66]

During the Duel with Dr. Faker, they developed a friendship and worked well with each other.[67][18][38] Although Shark holds little contact with Kite, they come together if the Barian World poses a big enough threat, but they have a tendency to argue with one other.[19][43][49] Initially, Kite refereed to Shark by his first name, but as they were around each other more often, he began using Shark's nickname just as others do.[58]

Though despite their differences, both he and Kite are a lot alike, both do whatever they can to protect their siblings (Hart and Rio) and become quite vengeful and angry with both are in danger, as well as both seem to posses cool and distant personalities.

Quattro

Shark's earliest acquaintance with Quattro was at the National Duel Circuit , where he was Shark's opponent in the final match, which he won by disqualification. He becomes Shark's target of revenge when he revealed that he set Shark up for disqualification by placing his Deck so that Shark could see it, and was the one responsible for Rio's injuries.[23] Shark entered the World Duel Carnival in order to get revenge on Quattro, spending most of the time pursuing him. When they do meet, Quattro takes pleasure out of mocking Shark and provoking him, as it was part of the his family's plans to use Shark and make his hatred grow.[15][27]

However, Quattro developed jealously towards Shark once he found out that Vetrix wanted Shark to defeat Dr. Faker instead of him. At the WDC party, Quattro confronted Shark out of anger, only to grow more irritated when Shark mocked him before leaving.[13] In the finals, they continued to provoke one another as Quattro led Shark to the "Magma Field" field for their rematch Duel.[29][3] Out of frustration, Quattro brutally Dueled against Shark to show his father that he was better than him.[30] After Quattro lost to Shark, he apologized for his misdeeds and entrusted Shark with the task of defeating Vetrix, which only annoyed Shark. His revenge and anger then shifts to Vetrix, as he was the one who orchestrated the whole thing.[17]

Decks

Shark plays a Xyz WATER Deck[3] consisting of monstrous looking sea creatures such as various races of sharks. He utilizes a Burn strategy in order to quickly gain the advantage through cards such as "Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" and "Explosive Urchin", with a focus on using Level 3 monsters, such as "Big Jaws" to Xyz Summon Rank 3 Xyz Monsters.

Shark uses cards that can counter "Numbers", whether that be negating their effects with "Black Ray Lancer" or taking control of them with "Splash Capture". As his Xyz Monsters are Rank 3, their ATK tends to be on the lower side. He includes cards to decrease the ATK of his opponent's monsters such as "Needle Sunfish" and "Friller Rabca" to make up for this. A cautious Duelist, he includes many cards to counter Spells and Traps, such as "Sea King's Verdict", "Mystical Space Typhoon", "Plate Salvage" and "Skull Kraken".

After acquiring "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss", Shark's Deck shifted to include more Level 4 monsters in order to Summon "Number 32: Shark Drake" and became more focused on the "Shark" archetype.

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