Tristan's character design was overseen by Kazuki Takahashi. His first outfit from the second series anime consists of a long brown coat with a raised collar, a white buttoned shirt underneath and black jeans. His brown hair is arranged such that a large portion spikes out from the front of his head.
In the Japanese version, Honda tends to omit honorifics just like his friend Jonouchi does.
Honda plays a few of the games that Yugi plays, and does not play Duel Monsters that often. He along with Anzu are often supportive of their friends. In middle-school, Tristan began a strong friendship with Jounouchi.
In the manga, Honda is a sharpshooter. He said that when he was a kid, he could shoot a 100-yen piece with a BB gun from 50 feet.
In all of the Japanese versions and in the English-language versions of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga by Kazuki Takahashi, Tristan is known as Hiroto Honda.
In the English-language second series anime, the English-language video games, the English-language Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, and the English-language "ani-manga" of that movie, he is known as Tristan Taylor.
In translated versions of the manga in Spanish, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian manga, he is known as Hiroto Honda. In the Brazilian Portuguese version of the manga he is known as Tristan Taylor. In the Spanish dubbed anime he is known as Tristán Taylor. In the dubbed anime of all of the other Indo-European languages he is known as Tristan Taylor. In the dubbed anime of the Arabic language, he is also known as Tristan Taylor (تريستن تَيلر). In the dubbed anime of the Greek Language, he is known as Tristan Taylor (Τρίσταν Τέιλορ).
At some point in the past, Tristan heard Joey was getting into a fight with some gang members while standing up for a kid and rushed to his aid. Though they defeated them, Joey thought Tristan did it because he saw Joey as a child who can't stand up for himself. Years later, Joey realized Tristan only did what he did because he was a true friend who would never abandon Joey.
Tristan and Téa sneak onto the boat to the Duelist Kingdom. They save Yugi and Joey from drowning, by throwing them a rope ladder, after Joey attempted to recover Yugi's "Exodia" cards that Weevil Underwood had thrown overboard.
During the preliminaries, he cheers Yugi and Joey on from the sidelines of their Duels.
During an argument between him and Joey, Tristan accidentally reveals that he has been making several attempts to construct a Deck of his own, with one of his cards being "Lava Battleguard". In the dub, Joey reveals that Tristan's monster and his "Swamp Battleguard" could be related. Tristan lends Joey the card, before Mai Valentine forces Joey into a Duel with Rex Raptor for revenge. This greatly helps Joey in the Duel. Joey compares how the Battleguards work together, to himself and Tristan.
After the gang meet-up with Bakura. Yami Bakura traps Yugi, Téa, Tristan, Joey, and Bakura's souls in Duel Monster cards and Duels Yami Yugi. Tristan is Summoned after Yami Yugi plays "Cyber Commander". He is destroyed by Bakura's "White Magical Hat" in the first attack and sent to the Graveyard. He is returned to the field when Yami Yugi plays "Monster Reborn". When Yugi is Summoned as the "Dark Magician", Tristan learns there are two Yugis. After Yami Yugi ends the Shadow Game, everyone apart from Yugi and Bakura believed the game was just a dream.
As Yugi and Joey are about to enter the Duelist Kingdom finals, Kemo refuses Tristan, Téa and Bakura entry as they aren't finalists. Mai flirts with Kemo, distracting him long enough for the others to run inside.
Tristan suspected Pegasus of cheating against Kaiba. The night before the finals, he, Téa and Bakura inspected the area where Pegasus and Kaiba dueled. They noticed a beam of light was entering the room through a hole in the wall. After peering through the hole, they found there was a tower that could have been used to spy on Kaiba's hand with the aid of a telescope. The group infiltrated the tower and found the portrait of Cecelia Pegasus. Pegasus confronted the intruders and, using his Millennium Eye, transported them to another chamber, where some occult activity took place. As Pegasus attempted to use his Millennium Eye on them, Yami Bakura countered with the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura then transported Tristan, Téa and Bakura back to their rooms, causing them to forget the events of this night.
Tristan cheered for Yugi and Joey from the sidelines during the final rounds.
When Yugi dueled Pegasus, Tristan took time to search Pegasus castle to find Mokuba's body. He hides inside a suit of armor, while sneaking around the dungeons. He accidentally opened a secret passageway after tripping and grabbing a gargoyle to prevent himself from falling over completely. Tristan takes out the man guarding Mokuba's cell, by shoving a helmet from another suit of armor on his head. He takes the guard's key and unlocks Mokuba's cell, which sets off a security alarm. Tristan removed the armor and carried Mokuba on his back.
On his way out, Tristan is confronted by two of Pegasus' goons. Yami Bakura appears and uses "Chain Energy" to create real chains of energy, which tie up the goons. Tristan and Bakura make their escape before the chains dissipate. Tristan is unaware of Yami Bakura's existence and thinks this is the regular Bakura. He asks Bakura how he did that, but Bakura insists they focus on escaping right now. The two boys get cornered by guards, but Bakura fends them off by Summoning Duel Monsters from his cards. Tristan realizes this isn't the same Bakura he knows, and recognizes him as the evil spirit that trapped them in a Shadow Game.
Yami Bakura reveals that he's searching for a new host, since regular Bakura has betrayed him in the past. He demands Tristan to hand over Mokuba's soulless body, threatening to set more monsters on Tristan if he doesn't. Yami Bakura advises Tristan to do as he says, as he will get what he wants either way. Tristan pretends to go along with this, but chucks Mokuba's body at Bakura and then attacks him, knocking him out. Tristan takes back Mokuba and looks at the Millennium Ring. Understanding this to be the source of Bakura's evil half, he picks it up and tosses it out of the castle, far into the forest below them.
Tristan returns to Yugi and Pegasus' duel with Mokuba and Bakura's bodies. He sees that Yugi and Pegasus are now playing a Shadow Game and explains what happened with Yami Bakura to Joey and Téa.
Joey, Téa and Tristan are unable to see the duel, as it's surrounded by a strange dark matter, but they have a feeling something bad has happened to Yugi. Tristan tries running into the darkness, but immediately comes out the other side.
After Bakura wakes up, Tristan explains how the Ring was making him act weird, so he threw it away.
Tristan and his friends agree to help Mokuba rescue Kaiba after Kaiba got trapped into a virtual world by the Big Five. There are 3 remaining pods into the virtual world. Mokuba and Yugi take two, while Joey and Tristan argue over who gets the other one. Tristan eventually stays behind with Téa to work the controls.
To pass the time, he tries talking about his first crush and his essay about his dream of being a pilot. In the dub, he tries showing Téa his facial hair. Téa shows no interest in any of those. After hearing people outside, they barricade the door.
They manage to hold off the guards, until Mokuba, Yugi and Joey return with Kaiba.
After Yugi's Duel with Bandit Keith, who was possessed by Marik Ishtar, Joey and Tristan break down the door into the burning building. Keith rushes out and Joey and Tristan go inside to rescue Yugi. Yugi refuses to leave without his Millennium Puzzle, which is stuck to a wall, by a needle-like beam jammed into its chain. Tristan grabs Yugi's deck from the duel arena. He then returns to help Joey free the Puzzle. He and Joey push a pipe through the hole on the beam and use it as a lever to remove the beam.
After Joey goes missing, shortly before his sister, Serenity's eye operation, Tristan scanned the streets on his motorbike searching for him. (cut from the dub) Honda (Tristan) found Jonouchi on the beach. Jonouchi was moping about losing his card "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" to a Rare Hunter and feels unworthy to face Shizuka (Serenity). Honda punches Jonouchi and reminds him how Shizuka needs him. After talking sense into Jonouchi, he takes him to the hospital to see Shizuka.
Tristan developed a crush on Serenity. Shortly before the Battle City tournament, he visited her in the hospital and impressed her by lying that he is the one who taught Joey what he knows about dueling. Joey made a phone call to the hospital and was enraged to hear that Tristan told lies to her.
Tristan visited Serenity again after the tournament starts. He brought a laptop, so he could keep her updated on how Joey's doing in the tournament. He forgets how to turn on the laptop and has a nurse set it up. Although Joey was losing, Tristan couldn't break it to Serenity and lied about Joey's performance.
When the nurse returned to take Serenity's temperature, Tristan stepped out of the room and made a call to Téa. He got her to pass a message on to Joey, that Serenity believes in him and he's not to give up.
When Tristan returned to Serenity's room, she reveals that the nurse told her that Joey is losing and makes Tristan promise to keep her truthfully informed on Joey's duel, so she can support him when needed. The two of them celebrate after Joey wins. Before Tristan left, Serenity asked him to take her to the tournament the day her bandages are removed from her eyes, so the first thing she can see is her brother dueling. Tristan agrees.
Téa and Tristan agreed to meet up with Yugi the next day. However, Tristan takes time to flirt with Serenity on the phone, causing them to be late and miss Yugi. Grandpa decides to help them find Yugi.
While searching for Yugi, they spotted Joey chasing a kid who stole his Duel Disk. Tristan leapt in front of the boy and grabbed him, ensuring Joey got the Duel Disk back. The boy lied that he had stolen it because Weevil Underwood stole his own deck, but had actually taken it to sneak "Parasite Paracide" into Joey's deck.
The boy takes them to where he saw Weevil. Shortly afterwards Weevil shows up and Tristan prepares to beat him up for taking the boy's cards. However, Joey insists that he duel Weevil. Tristan advises Joey to be cautious and cheers for Joey from the sideline of the duel.
Hasty to have Joey qualify for the finals, Tristan tried talking Joey into dueling a participant he could easily beat, but Joey's pride was too strong to get into the finals the easy way.
After Joey defeats Mako and qualifies for the finals, he needs someone to collect Serenity. Tristan eagerly volunteers and takes off before Joey can tell him.
Tristan takes Serenity to the tournament by train. On the way they talk about Joey, and Tristan tells her some of the rules of Duel Monsters. At the same time he is also trying to flirt with her. But when Serenity said that she thinks Tristan was an awesome friend, he gets frustrated at this because he thought that she should have thought more highly of him. He also buys her lunch. After they arrive in Domino City, Tristan calls Téa to find out where Joey is, but gets no answer, as she has been captured by the Rare Hunters.
As they walked down the street, a group of Rare Hunters surrounded them. Tristan tells Serenity to climb on his back and they run from the hunters. The Rare Hunters manage to surround them again, so Tristan lets Serenity down so he can fight them. He manages to take care of two of the Hunters, but the third grabs Serenity. As Tristan goes to save her, one of the two he just attacked punches him onto the ground. The two of them are saved by Duke Devlin, who fires dice at the Rare Hunters.
The three of them continue to look for Joey. Thinking he might be in the finals, they decide to ask duelists who may have qualified for the finals, where the finals are on. Unsuccessful, Tristan returns to Duke and Serenity, disgusted to find Duke used the time to flirt with Serenity.
The Rare Hunters reappear, so the group split into two; Duke takes Serenity to safety, while Tristan takes care of the Hunters. Tristan beats up the three of them and demands to know the location of his friends. he learns they're at Domino Pier, before Mai's car pulls up, with herself, Duke and Serenity inside. Tristan gets inside and has Mai take them to the pier.
After the duel, while Joey is feeling ashamed of himself, Tristan reminds him how he has fought hard for Serenity.
Mai takes the group by car to the location of the finals. Tristan and the other non-finalists are initially refused entry on the blimp, where the quarter-finals are to take place, but Mokuba allows them on.
Much to Joey's annoyance, Tristan, Téa and Duke crash in Joey's room on the blimp. Tristan planned to impress Serenity with the romantic view from the window, but was beaten to it by Duke. Tristan apologizes to Joey for ruining his chance for quality time with his sister, but said he had to take this room, as he didn't want to disturb Yugi, who would be preparing for the finals. Joey reminds Tristan that he's a finalist too, and thanks him for taking Serenity to the tournament.
Tristan tells Duke off for doubting Yugi during the Duel. When Yugi is forced to either attack Bakura Ryou, who is in weak form, or be disqualified, Tristan and Joey try entering the field to help. However, Joey gets threatened with disqualification, so Tristan and Duke end up having to restrain Joey.
Yami Bakura took control of Bakura once again and let Yugi attack him. Bakura still ended up injured, so Tristan carried his body back to his room and tried to talk Kaiba into landing the blimp later. Afterwards, he notices Bakura's Ring is gone again.
Tristan was disgusted by Duke flattering Serenity about her speech to Kaiba to make an emergency stop for Bakura. He dragged Duke away from her in order to search for the Millennium Ring. They searched the top of the blimp where the Duel was held, but started fighting over Serenity. As a result they end up hanging over the edge of the blimp. Tristan held Duke with one hand, the blimp with the other and called for help. Shadi appears and helps them both up. After taking a moment of relief, Tristan looked up to thank their rescuer, only to find he had disappeared.
Tristan cheers for Joey during his duel with Odion Ishtar, whom they initially believe to be Marik. After both duelists are rendered unconscious after being struck by lightning, Tristan tries to run to Joey's assistance, but Roland doesn't allow it. Tristan runs to congratulate Joey after he is declared the winner (as he stood up first). Joey later tells Tristan and his other friends that he had a dream involving them that helped him stand up during the Duel.
The Battle City blimp gets rerouted into a mechanical fortress in the sea by Noah Kaiba. Yugi, Joey, Tristan, Téa, Serenity, Duke, Kaiba, Mokuba and two of Kaiba's guards emerge from the blimp. Noah instructs them to go straight ahead, but points his weapons at Kaiba's guards ordering them to stay back as they aren't Duelists. Duke points out that Tristan doesn't Duel either, but Tristan hushes him. Joey advises Serenity to turn back, but Tristan supports Serenity's argument to come with them, reminding Joey that Marik is still on the blimp.
They are greeted by a projection of the Big Five, who explain that they were trapped in cyberspace after they failed to trap Kaiba there during the Legendary Heroes game. For that they sought revenge on Kaiba and Yugi for helping him. Having Kaiba as a common enemy, Noah had uploaded their minds into his computer system. Using an altered form of Duel Monsters, they plan to face the gang in order to claim possession of their bodies, so that they may exist in the real world.
The group are then transported to a virtual jungle, where they are given a demonstration of the Deck Master rules. The Big Five then separate the gang, by making holes appear under them. After Serenity falls through a hole, Duke and Tristan run to help her, but fall through a hole together.
Duke and Tristan end up in a long hallway. After spending a while running down it, looking for Serenity. Since there's no exit, Tristan grabs an axe from a suit of armor and belts the wall hoping to create an exit. Duke gets another axe and assists him. Together they cut through the wall and end up on a balcony, high above the ground.
Tristan catches a cold from the lake and gets in a fight with Duke, who accuses him of spreading germs.
The trio takes a while to analyze the situation. Serenity says she's not afraid, since they've got Tristan, who she believes taught Joey everything he knows about Duel Monsters. Tristan covers Duke's mouth to stop him from telling her otherwise.
The group reaches a door standing alone in the meadow. After opening it, they wind up in a hanger, similar to the place where the blimp landed. They are confronted by Nezbitt, who has taken the form of "Robotic Knight". Nezbitt plans to Duel them one by one, starting with Serenity, but after much debate ends up facing the three of them at once.
Duke and Tristan spend the first two turns, trying to correct Serenity's mistakes. Tristan Summons weak monsters in Attack Mode to draw Nezbitt's attacks to him rather than Serenity. After pumping his new Deck Master, "Machine King" to high ATK, Nezbitt attacks one of Serenity's monsters, but Tristan uses his Deck Master, "Super Roboyarou", to take the attack and prevent her from losing. He also uses its Deck Master effect to Set 1 card, raising its ATK to 2200. "Machine King" destroys "Super Roboyarou", defeating Tristan.
Tristan confesses to Serenity that he lied about teaching Joey how to play and that he isn't a great Duelist himself, before he is dropped through a trap door. His mind gets digitized, while his body is placed in a holding area.
Duke talks Serenity into continuing the Duel. Serenity manages to Summon "St. Joan", which is powered by Tristan's remaining monster, "Command Angel". Duke uses his "Strike Ninja's" Deck Master effect to activate Tristan's face-down card, "Rare Metal Soul", which raises "St. Joan's" ATK high enough to defeat Nezbitt's Deck Master, winning them the Duel.
Tristan is horrified after seeing his robot monkey body in a mirror. He leaves the warehouse and spots Nezbitt, who is using his real body and attacking Kaiba with a shinai. Tristan leaps on Nezbitt's face, saving Kaiba. The imposter kidnaps Mokuba and takes off on a motorbike, followed by Kaiba. Tristan is unable to speak in his new body so he cannot tell his friends who he is. Serenity, however, convinces the group that the monkey can be trusted, since it saved Kaiba.
Tristan, much to his pleasure, spends most of his time being carried by Serenity. While speaking fondly of her, Tristan accidentally hits a switch on his body, allowing him to speak properly and let everyone hear what he was saying. Although he behaves like Tristan, the group is still unsure it really is him, suspecting he may have been sent by Noah.
Tristan, Joey, Serenity and Duke are encountered by the four remaining members of the Big Five, who attempt to steal more bodies. The gang tries to make their escape in a truck, driven by Joey. However, the truck overturns, and the four close in on them. While they argue over who gets which body, Noah appears and tells the four off for acting so dishonorably behind his back.
Since Nezbitt didn't rightfully win Tristan's body, Noah tells the Big Five to share Tristan's body and if they defeat Yugi they will be allowed to escape to the real world.
Tristan watches Yugi and Joey Duel the Big Five together to win his body back. During the Duel Téa wonders why Tristan is starting to actually behave like a monkey, leading Tristan to think he is going insane. Although Yugi and Joey win the Duel, the Big Five make another attempt to forcefully steal the gang's bodies. Noah appears once more to stop them and sends them away with Tristan's body. The real Tristan is devastated as he now believes he will never get his body back.
Since Noah designed Tristan's monkey body, Duke suggests they search it for clues. After pushing buttons and activating a few unwanted functions, one of them opens a virtual door to KaibaLand. As the group enters the park, Tristan involuntarily turns on them and a set of guns emerge from his hands. He warns them not to enter, but Yugi and Joey knock him aside, returning him to normal.
The gang enters a subway. Tristan finds a handcar on the track and the gang ride on it. After the car spins out of control, the group end up in a lava arena, where Kaiba is Dueling Noah.
Noah defeats Kaiba by manipulating him with Mokuba. Yugi continues to Duel Noah in place of Kaiba and Noah introduces a rule where each turn, he turns one of Yugi's friends to statues. Eventually, monkey Tristan becomes such a victim. After all his friends have been turned to stone, Yugi imagines they are at his side and each of them gives him a card drawn from "Card of Sanctity's" effect. After Yugi wins, the group are unpetrified.
After Noah finds out that Gozaburo Kaiba had been using him and now wants to digitize the entire world, he tricks everyone into thinking they are entering an exit into the real world. In reality, he is trapping them within their own memories. Duke, Serenity and Tristan return to the moment where they are being chased by the Rare Hunters. After a flash, they return to present day with the others and realise they were tricked by Noah.
Tristan believes they shouldn't have trusted Noah. The gang tries to come up with a plan, but Gozaburo sets monsters on them.
Noah steals Mokuba's body to escape to the real world, where he organizes a missile attack to destroy the fortress, including the servers for the virtual world to foil his father's plans. After having a change of heart, he contacts the group and explains that they must get out quickly before the virtual world is destroyed.
Noah tells them to go the arcade where the real exits are located. Téa, Serenity and Tristan get to the arcade first, while Yugi, Duke and Joey fight off more of Gozaburo's monsters. Noah directs them to the stage, which transports their consciousnesses back to the real world. They wake up in their pods back in the real world, where Tristan finally returns to his real body (much to his relief). Shortly afterward, they're followed by Joey and Duke.
Yugi, Kaiba and Mokuba arrive so Duke, Joey and Tristan help them get onto the departing blimp, as they leave Noah's fortress, before it gets destroyed.
Battle City finals
After it's decided that Joey will be Dueling Marik next, Tristan quickly volunteers to tell Serenity, but Mokuba phones the blimp instead. Tristan joins Yugi, Téa and Duke to support Joey in his Duel. After Joey is rendered unconscious due to the pain he took from blast of "The Winged Dragon of Ra", he is declared the loser. The group then rushes to his assistance. Tristan seizes Joey by the shoulders and starts shaking him, ordering him to wake up. When Joey is taken by KaibaCorp's doctors, Tristan begs the doctor to save Joey. He freaks out and grabs the doctor by the shirt, after the doctor says there's nothing he can do. After calming down, Tristan says he knows Joey is doing whatever it takes to wake up.
Tristan stays on the blimp with Joey, while Yugi faces Kaiba in the semi-finals. He tries to help Mokuba arrange an emergency helicopter for Joey. He returns to Joey's bedside to inform Téa, Serenity and Duke about the helicopter. The group is able to see Yugi and Kaiba's battle through the window of the blimp. Tristan lifts up Joey and takes him over to the window, telling Joey that Yugi's in trouble and needs his help. Joey manages to wake up. Tristan weeps and tells him off for making them worry.
Tristan and the others go up the tower to watch the rest of Yugi and Kaiba's Duel. After that he supports Joey, during a third-place playoff, between him and Kaiba. Following Joey's defeat they proceed to watch Yugi face Marik in the final.
After Yugi wins, Kaiba announces that he's going to blow up the tower in an hour. Tristan accuses him of being a sore loser for "trashing the place" after losing. The group proceeds to the blimp, to leave the island, where they find Mai and Bakura have woken up. After realizing the Kaiba brothers aren't there, Tristan joins the party to search for them.
Unable to find the Kaibas they return to the blimp, whose engines are failing. Instead they take the emergency helicopter that had came for Joey. They escape the island, as it explodes and see the Kaibas escaping in the Blue-Eyes jet.
Back at Domino City, Tristan, Joey, Yugi, Téa, Serenity and Bakura say goodbye as they part ways with the Ishtars, Mai and Duke. Tristan gets mad after Duke gives Serenity his phone number and later slips Serenity his too.
Waking the Dragons
Yugi, Téa, Joey and Tristan go to the museum in order to recover Yami Yugi's memories. As Yugi holds the Egyptian God cards, something holds him back. The group hears a scream and dash outside, finding a large number of living Duel Monsters in the city.
While at Yugi's house, with Téa and Joey, Yugi receives a tape from Industrial Illusions. Tristan suggests they chuck it out, as this is how Pegasus stole Yugi's Grandpa's soul. Since Pegasus no longer has the Millennium Eye, they agree to watch it. In the tape Pegasus invites Yugi to come to California, where he will explain the Duel Monsters phenomenon. Téa, Tristan and Joey insist on coming with Yugi. The next morning, they take a plane sent by Pegasus. After arriving in America they take Pegasus' limousine through the city.
The limo stops at an abandoned gas station, where the driver deserts them. A group of bikers approaches the limo. Although Tristan tries telling them they don't want trouble and advises them to move on, the bikers don't leave. They are saved by Mai Valentine, who arrives on her own motorbike and assaults the bikers, before taking off herself. Tristan drives the limousine from there, escaping before the gas station explodes. The limousine overheats, stranding the group in the desert. They manage to thumb a lift in the back of a truck from there.
By the time they reach Industrial Illusions, Pegasus has been defeated by Mai, who along with Dartz other henchmen have taken over the building. The group gets trapped inside while Joey is forced to Duel Mai, who is using "The Seal of Orichalcos".
With the Duel prematurely ended, the gang meets up with Kaiba and Duke. Dartz's henchmen leave and the group go upstairs where they are greeted by a hologram of Pegasus, who tells them about Dartz' motives.
After learning Yugi went off on his own during the night, Tristan, Joey and Duke go after him. They find him Dueling Rafael. Yugi loses, causing the three guys to think he's lost his soul. They try to wake him up and find that Yugi's soul has been taken, while Yami Yugi's remains.
After Kaiba refused them a lift, Yami, Joey, Tristan and Téa take a train to Florida to face Dartz henchmen. After a while, Tristan notices all the other passengers have disappeared. While they investigate, the train splits in two, separating Tristan and Joey from Yami and Téa.
After, Tristan and Joey's fraction of the train slows down and stops, they leave it and find Rex Raptor. Tristan watches Joey Duel and defeat Rex, who was using "The Seal of Orichalcos". After carrying Rex's body through the desert, they see Kaiba's plane crash land, aided by the Legendary Dragons and meet-up with their friends at the scene.
Kaiba gives everyone a lift to Florida, where the group split up. Tristan and Téa go to alert the police. The police turn out to be possessed by the Orichalcos and set an Orichalcos Soldier on them. While running from the soldier, Joey passes them. Tristan advises Téa to go warn the others, while he stops Joey from running into the possessed folk.
Joey ignores Tristan's advice and the two get split up when Joey takes a motorbike to chase after Valon. Shortly afterward, Tristan is confronted by Mai, demanding to know where Joey is. Tristan tells her that he went after Valon and blames her. With Mai now after Joey, Tristan admits defeat and is attacked by an Orichalcos Soldier. Tristan prepares to fight him, but is saved by Yami Yugi in the nick of time. Rebecca hacks into KaibaCorp's satellite, allowing her to find Joey's exact location using the signal from his Duel Disk. By the time Tristan, Téa and Yami Yugi find Joey, he has already lost to Mai and find his body lying with Valon's.
Tristan and Téa fall behind Yami Yugi on the way to Paradius' building, as they carry Joey, but meet with up with the Kaiba brothers. Once inside the building, they find Mai has lost and her soul is taken by the Seal of Orichalcos and Yami has started another Duel with Rafael.
Dawn of the Duel
Tristan goes with his friends to the World of Memories. During their battle with Thief King Bakura, Tristan's mind was taken over by Yami Bakura, but returned after Yugi defeats Bakura. He later watches Yugi and Atem's Duel along with his friends cheering them both on. He expressed sadness at Atem showing up to change everybody's lives and then just leave.
In the anime only, Tristan duels once.
- Hiroto Honda's profile Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth (Japanese)
- "Character". 4K Media Inc.. July 7, 2015. http://www.yugioh.com/characters/tristan-taylor.
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- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 81: "Let the Finals Begin!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 82: "The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 83: "The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 84: "The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 85: "Rage of the Egyptian Gods"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 86: "Awakening of Evil, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 89: "Awakening of Evil, Part 4"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 90: "Mind Game: Mai Vs. Marik, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 92: "Mind Game: Mai Vs. Marik, Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 98: "A Virtual Nightmare"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 99: "Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 100: "Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 104: "Courtroom Chaos, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 106: "Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 107: "Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 108: "Settling the Score, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 109: "Settling the Score, Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 110: "Noah's Secret"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 111: "Merger of the Big Five, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 113: "Merger of The Big Five, Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 114: "Brothers in Arms, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 117: "Noah's Final Threat, Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 118
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 119: "So Close Yet So Far"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 120: "Burying The Past - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 121: "Burying the Past - Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 122: "Back to Battle City - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 125: "The Darkness Returns - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 128: "The Darkness Returns - Part 4"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 129: "Clash in the Coliseum - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 130
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 133: "Clash in the Coliseum - Part 5"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 134: "Clash in the Coliseum - Part 6"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 135: "Battle for the Bronze - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 142: "The Final Face Off - Part 5"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 143: "One for the Road"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 145: "A New Evil - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 146: "A New Evil - Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 147: "Legend of the Dragons"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 148: "The Creator Returns"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 149: "Deja Duel! - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 150
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 151: "An Unexpected Enemy"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 152: "My Freaky Valentine - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 154: "My Freaky Valentine - Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 155: "The Challenge"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 158: "Fate of the Pharaoh - Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 159: "Trial by Stone"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 160: "On the Wrong Track - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 162: "On the Wrong Track - Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 167: "Flight of Fear - Part 2"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 168: "Paradise Found"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 169: "Fighting for a Friend - Part 1"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 171: "Fighting for a Friend - Part 3"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 173: "Fighting for a Friend - Part 5"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 179: "Farewell, Judai! A Tearful Graduation Ceremony"