This is an in-universe timeline of events from the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime series.

Beginning of time

8th millennium B.C.

3rd millennium B.C.

1st millennium B.C.




1996 – ???



  • Zane Truesdale's Duel Academy enrollment

2004 – 2005

2005 - 2006

2006 – 2007

  • Jaden and everyone else recall the events the past year[10]
  • The top students from each of Duel Academy's foreign branches transfer to the main Academy; Adrian Gecko, Axel Brodie, Jim Crocodile Cook and Jesse Anderson.
  • Thelonus Vipeior becomes an instructor at Duel Academy
  • Jaden Yuki and Jesse Anderson's Duel
  • Jaden Yuki and Thelonious Viper's Duel
  • Yubel shift Duel Academy into another dimension
  • The Rainbow Dragon Tablet is discovered and made into a card
  • Jesse Anderson and Zane Truesdale's Duel
  • The Rainbow Dragon card is transported into the other dimension
  • Jaden Yuki, Jesse Anderson and Yubel's Duel
  • Rainbow Dragon transports everyone in Duel Academy except Jesse back home
  • Jaden and his friends journey to the other dimension to find Jesse
  • Jaden Yuki and Brron's Duel
  • Jaden is then possessed by the Supreme King
  • The Supreme King and Jim Crocodile Cook's Duel
  • The Supreme King and Axel Brodie's Duel
  • Jaden regains control
  • Jaden Yuki and Nightshroud's Second Duel
  • Jaden Yuki's Duel Academy graduation
  • Bonds Beyond Time Yu-Gi-Oh! GX present

5D's 20XX

  • 17 years prior, Yusei Fudo is born and the Zero Reverse event created the Satellite
  • Yusei along with Jack and Crow are adopted by Martha
  • Yusei, Jack, Crow and Kalin Kessler form the Enforcers
  • Kalin is sent to prison and dies
  • Jack Steals Yusei's Duel Runner and leaves the Satellite
  • Present day, Yusei completes his new Duel runner
  • Yusei Fudo and Tetsu Trudge's first Duel


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 178: "A Duel with Dartz - Part 2"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 113: "Burning, Seething Soul! Scar-Red Nova Dragon"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 30: "Fight or Flight"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 206: "Village of Lost Souls"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 180: "A Duel with Dartz - Part 4"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 7: "The Facility, Part 2"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 96: "It's All Relative": Dr. Eisenstein's profile (Japanese)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 1: "The Next King of Games"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 156: "Judai Revived!? A Brand New Journey"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 105: "Third Time's A Charm"
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