Alternate names
  • Dark Duelist/The Shadow Duelist[1]
  • "Many Things" (dub only)[1]
Anime debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 5: "The Shadow Duelist, Part 1"

Video game debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy

  • Male

Shadow Riders


Professional Shadow Duelist



Spirit Caller
  • Underworld Bark
  • Underworld Bark 2
  • Birth of the Annihilator
Tag Force
  • Dark Duelist
  • Dark Pillar
  • Dark Duelist of Truth
Tag Force 2
  • Shadow Duelist
  • Titan: Next
  • Titan: Final
Voice actors
  • Norio Wakamoto

Titan (タイタン, Taitan) is a hit man originally hired by Dr. Crowler to deal with Jaden Yuki. He used fake Shadow Games (later called Shadow Duels) to intimidate his opponents, and later becoming a Shadow Rider after invoking a real Shadow Duel.



Titan Linework


His general modus operandi and physical stature are reminiscent of PaniK. He wears an iron mask, a hat and a large jacket, as well as a fake Millennium Puzzle. He normally creates fog around him to appear as if a true Shadow Game was imminent.[1]


Titan remains calm most of the time, and is confident in defeating his opponents, calling himself a "pro". He never turns his back to his opponents and make the set of his fake Shadow Games appear to be real.[1] Titan intimidates his opponents during the Duels showing his Millennium Pendant, doing tricks to mimic a Shadow Duel and by telling the Duelists their mistakes or their lack of damage they've done.[2]

The dub also states that Titan used to work as a Carny, an aspect not present in the original version.



Episode 5 - Titan Mind Crush

Titan executing his fake Mind Crush.

Titan was known as the Shadow Duelist, usually being hired to defeat Duelists using Shadow Games, charging to his clients three months of their salary. Despite his reputation of possessing the power of a Millennium Item, it is in fact a fake Millennium Puzzle, and Titan used various tricks to mimic a Shadow Game.[1]

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Titan appeared at first defeating a Duelist in the street full of fog in a fake Shadow Game and showed a fake Millennium Puzzle to his opponent and uses a fake Mind Crush against him. After he falls unconscious Titan takes all his rare cards. He is then contacted by Crowler to take down Jaden Yuki. Crowler and Titan met at the pier of Duel Academy where Titan agreed to defeat Jaden in exchange for three months of Crowler's salary.[1]

Titan set himself up at the Abandoned Dorm and kidnapped Alexis Rhodes when she went near the dorm to honor her missing brother. He threw her into a coffin and left her "Etoile Cyber" card on the ground as bait. When Jaden arrived, he rushed to save her and Dueled Titan. Titan created fog and used his Millennium Pendant to make parts of Jaden's body disappear whenever he took damage. Jaden didn't believe it to be a real Shadow Game as a Millennium Item would be needed to invoke one, so Titan showed his Millennium Pendant.[1] Jaden later discovered that the Shadow Game was fake and destroyed "Pandemonium", getting rid of the fog in the process. He then threw a card to the fake Millennium Puzzle, destroying it. Jaden then asked him how many Millennium Items are in total, which Titan answers "seven" but he made a mistake by saying "seven Millennium Puzzles" instead of "Items". After being discovered Titan tries to escape but a real Shadow Duel is invoked.[2]

Episodes 5-6 - false vs real Shadow Game

Comparison between a false and a real Shadow Game.

Titan became the victim of a real Shadow Duel and was possessed by a spirit from the Abandoned Dorm and is forced to continue the Duel. However he is dragged into the darkness (Shadow Realm in the dub) after being defeated.[2]

He was saved by Kagemaru under the condition that he would serve as the sixth of the Shadow Riders, wearing a Shadow Charm mask to bind him to the real world. Taking advantage of Alexis' desire to restore her brother's memories, Titan challenged her in the Abandoned Dorm where they first met. Following his defeat, his soul is pulled back into the pits of darkness.[3]

Non-canon appearances

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force, Titan appears in the game's third part, and partners with Dr. Crowler. After completing the game, he can be found during part one at the harbor, but only after 11:00 PM. Upon acquiring his Deck Recipe, Titan also gifts the player with three copies each of "Archfiend Matador" and "Ritual of the Matador".



Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Unknown Duelist 5 Win
Jaden Yuki 5-6 Lose
Alexis Rhodes 41 Lose

Titan plays an "Archfiend" Deck, consisting of monsters that rely on him paying Life Points to sustain them. His tactics appear to be based around overpowering his opponent with high-ATK Monster Cards whilst protecting them via their own effects and "Dark Arena". Additionally, he maintains a resourceful tactic via the effect of "Pandemonium". His top strategy appears to be a cycle between the effects of "Terrorking Archfiend", "Desrook Archfiend" and "Pandemonium".

Anime Deck

Video games

Tag Force

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force, Titan uses three Decks, all of which contain his "Archfiends". The first is used when he is in encountered during part one.

Dark Duelist

Titan uses this Deck while partnered with the player during part two.

Dark Pillar

Titan's third Deck is used during his confrontation with the player during part three, and utilizes "Dark Arena" and "Archfiend Matador" in addition to the Chess piece fiends.

Dark Duelist of Truth

Tag Force 2

Shadow Duelist
Titan: Next
Titan: Final

Tag Force 3

Titan 01
Titan 02
Titan 03
Titan 04
Titan 05

Spirit Caller

Underworld Bark
Underworld Bark 2
Birth of the Annihilator


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 5: "The Shadow Duelist, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 6: "The Shadow Duelist, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 41: "A Reason to Win"


  1. This card is Tributed via the effect of "Ritual of the Matador" in episode 41.
  2. Two copies are discarded via its own effect in episode 6.
  3. This card is discarded to activate "Double Spell" in episode 6.
  4. This card is Set in episode 41, but is destroyed before activation by Alexis' "Allegro Toile".
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