The God of the Obelisk, known as Obelisk the Giant God Soldier (オベリスクの
Obelisk is a massive muscular blue-skinned humanoid. Obelisk has simple, triangular wings that are about the same height as Obelisk itself. Obelisk's large shoulder pauldrons have two large spikes protruding vertically, its forearm armor has spikes protruding at the elbows, and its groin and knees are armored with diamond-shaped plates, while a shield-shaped plate covers the posterior. Obelisk's feet are anisodactyl, with three toes in front and a single one behind; its hands are more human, with spiked, sheath-like claws covering its fingertips and small diamond-shaped plates covering the knuckles.
Obelisk's head is covered in spikes; twin spikes jut from its cheeks, long spikes sideways from the back of the head, two from the temples, a short spike on the chin, and a tri-spiked crest on the top of its head. Obelisk's mouth is lipless, with pointed white teeth. Obelisk has red eyes, and the sapphire common to the Egptian Gods in its forehead.
Obelisk's form differs in Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World and as "Obelisk The Progenitor"; its spikes are shorter and more angular in comparison to the curved spikes seen in the present. The largest difference is its crest; the outer spikes extend further both upwards and downwards, and the crest and chest have darker blue markings on them. This form is also seen in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, but with a navy blue base color and lighter blue markings.
When Bakura, King of Thieves invaded the Pharaoh's palace after plundering Akhenamkhanen's tomb, he engaged in a ka battle with the priests. During the battle, Akhenamkhanen's son, Atem, heard his father's spirit uttering "justice lies in the name of the gods". With that, Atem managed to summon Obelisk to fight Diabound, forcing Bakura to retreat.
3000 years later, Maximillion J. Pegasus created cards depicting the three Egyptian Gods, for his game Duel Monsters. However the souls of the Gods came to dwell in the cards, making them powerful weapons. On realizing this, Pegasus regarded their creation as one of his greatest mistakes. He tried to destroy the God Cards, but could not bring himself to do it, so he had the Egyptian supreme council of antiquities bury the cards in different locations in the Valley of the Kings. The Ghouls stole the "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and "The Sun Dragon Ra" cards. However the Egyptian supreme council of antiquities was able to prevent them finding the "The God of the Obelisk" card. Ishizu Ishtar, from the council, later gave it to Seto Kaiba, so that he would host the Battle City tournament to retrieve the other two.
Kaiba used "The God of the Obelisk" in many of his Duels in the Battle City preliminaries. In his quarter final Duel against Ishizu Ishtar, Ishizu had used the Millennium Necklace to see in the future. She played the Duel in accordance to her foresight, which would result in her destroying "The God of the Obelisk" and winning. However after seeing a vision of Priest Seto and Kisara, Kaiba felt compelled to Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and did so by Sacrificing "Obelisk", allowing him to win the Duel instead.
When Kaiba was defeated by Dark Yugi, he gave him the card "The God of the Obelisk", which Dark Yugi needed to obtain his memories.
"Obelisk" was used in Dark Yugi's Duel against Yako Tenma, being Summoned with "Monster Reborn" after being discarded to Special Summon "The Tricky". Dark Yugi used its effect to increase its ATK to infinity in an attempt to defeat "The Wicked Avatar", which had taken "Obelisk's" form. Dark Yugi then used "Divine Evolution" to increase its Hierachy to the same level as "Avatar", causing "Obelisk" to ascend to its "Obelisk The Progenitor" form, allowing both God monsters to destroy one another.
Atem used Obelisk against Yugi Mutou during the Ceremonial Battle. Yugi defeated Obelisk, then defeated Dark Yugi.
The Dark Side of Dimensions
When the Pharaoh’s soul departed for the afterlife, the Egyptian God Cards were thought to have gone with him. Seto Kaiba, desperate to settle their rivalry, embarked on several attempts to bring him back, including advancing the Solid Vision technology to craft a new Duel Disk model capable of interfacing with his brain and projecting virtual simulations of whatever he imagines, such as a Virtual Dark Yugi and recreations of all the cards he’s collected.
At the Millennium Puzzle excavation, Kaiba was confronted by Diva and matched the power of the Prana with his own collective consciousness network from his Duel Disk. In their Duel, Kaiba tapped into the residual consciousness of the Pharaoh lingering in their location and summoned Obelisk from the ground, despite the original card no longer being in his possession. Kaiba used Obelisk’s immunity to Diva’s Cubic Mandala effect and activated his own effect to deal heavy damage to Diva’s Life Points. The Duel ended shortly afterwards with no conclusion, as the security around the Millennium Puzzle pieces deactivated and Mokuba absconded with them. What became of Obelisk and Seto’s ability to summon him following this Duel is unknown.