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Since 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh has been one the most popular and enduring anime and manga franchises in the world. It’s spanned a variety of arcs, adaptations, and spin-offs, in addition to the incredibly popular card game that’s still running to this day.
The popularity and longevity of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand makes it basically inevitable that eventually we’d get some kind of crossover into other games.
And that’s certainly true in Minecraft, with hundreds of fan made skins and mods to choose from.
But which ones are most worth your time?
I’ve curated all the absolute best Yu-Gi-Oh Minecraft skins right here, so that way you can get your MC duels underway.
If you’re only partially familiar with the Yu-Gi-Oh universe, chances are you still might recognize this little fella and his trademark spiky hair.
Well, maybe not as spiky in Minecraft, but still…
Yugi Muto is the original protagonist of the Yu-Gi-Oh series.
And he is without a doubt a top competitor for most stylish in this show as well. So it wouldn’t make any sense to make this list of skins without putting him in here right away, if only for the sake of brand recognition.
Plus, you really can’t beat that hair.
Okay, so this one’s kind of hard to explain, but here goes:
Paradox is one of the last surviving humans from an apocalyptic future timeline. He travels across time and space to attempt to salvage his own future by altering the past, defeating Yugi Muto, and destroying the Duel Monsters game before it can set off a chain of events that leads to his eventual demise.
Well, I guess it’s not that hard to explain.
As far as antagonists go, it’s not the simplest or most straightforward of backstories.
But he definitely has a suitable background for a pretty interesting fight scene – especially since his hair is almost as cool as Yugi’s.
A truly worthy adversary.
If it hasn’t become clear to you by now, the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe is primarily structured around the quality and size of each character’s hair.
Oh sure, there’s some stuff about honor and friendship and giant magical monster battles in there…
But honestly, at the true core of it all, it’s about the hair.
Jaden Yuki is another one of the Yu-Gi-Oh-niverse’s multiple protagonists, and he absolutely comprehends the importance of a spectacular hairstyle – even if he has reappropriated a late 90’s “can I talk to the manager?” look.
Jaden is known for his lighthearted but determined demeanor, his can-do attitude, and lifelong passion for dueling.
And for being the reincarnation of the Supreme King. So, a pretty decent resume overall.
Whenever I look at Joey Wheeler, I’m forced to wonder if his hair is carefully sculpted into that bold, angular, gravity defying peak…
Or if his head is simply shaped that way, and his hair is tactfully styled to hide his tragic deformity.
Either way, he’s yet another example of the many dramatic and abstract hairstyles that make the Yu-Gi-Oh! world so memorable and unique.
And he’s definitely a character you can’t overlook.
His accent alone probably has its own personality.
Another one of Yugi Muto’s closest friends is Tea Gardner, a devoted student, part-time waitress, and aspiring dancer.
She doesn’t really get as into dueling at the level of some other characters, but she’s still pretty skilled at it.
I mean, she’s wiped the floor with Joey Wheeler at least five times, and he later went on to become one of the best duelists in the world.
So that’s got to count for something.
But Tea is known to be smart, kind hearted, and loyal. And she offers her friends support and reassurance during and after their battles.
Even though her hair isn’t quite as impressive as the others, she’s still a valued member of the group – and nobody rocks an oversized bowtie quite like her.
Seto is a brilliant inventor, genius computer wizard, and majority owner/CEO of the massively powerful KaibaCorp multinational gaming conglomerate.
So you could say he’s got a lot going for him.
He’s attained such a level of success and notoriety that his hair doesn’t even need to be that fancy, opting instead for a kind of shaggy, Beatles-esque look.
I guess this leaves more attention free to be drawn to his outrageously awesome and undoubtedly super expensive jacket.
Surely there’s nobody else in the Yu-Gi-Oh canon more stylish and fashionable than Seto Kaiba, right?
Remember when we were positive there could be nobody more fashionable than Kaiba?
We were wrong.
Meet Maximillion Pegasus: keeper of the rarest cards, creator of the Duel Monsters game, and owner of the freshest drip in the entirety of Yu-Gi-Oh, no contest.
The dashing red suit, the cascading silver locks, the ancient Egyptian magic, Max really has it all.
Most of the hair we’ve seen so far, while impressive, is purely decorative.
This is not the case with Mr. Pegasus, as he uses his epic hairstyles to not only look dapper as heck, but also to hide his Millennium Eye.
In case you aren’t aware of these Egyptian artifacts, his eye is one of many powerful items that got shoved forcibly into his eye socket by an angry spirit (yeah…)
But it allows him to read minds and see his belated wife again.
Form and function, together at last!
Okay, okay, enough about the hair.
Let’s focus on what Yu-Gi-Oh is actually about:
Harnessing the spirits of ancient gods and monsters, then forcing them to have brutal duels for our amusement and personal gain.
One such spirit is The Dark Magician, servant of the Pharaoh Atem and creation of the Sacred Guardian Mahad.
As a staple of every iteration of Yu-Gi-Oh, this magical warrior is also a must-have for your Minecraft world as perhaps the most recognizable of all the cards in Duel Monsters.
Plus this guy’s easy to recognize, with his cool purple robes and matching pointed hat.
Dark Magician Girl
How can we skip over this little peach?
DMG is basically the Dark Magician’s female counterpart. And funny enough, she might be one of the most well-known female cards in the entire game.
This custom skin design shows off her outfit quite well. Especially since we’re just looking at big pixels here.
All that said, if you’re into the Dark Magician Girl and wanna run some roleplays in your Minecraft world, don’t sleep on this skin.
The Winged Dragon of Ra
The Winged Dragon of Ra is an ancient divine beast taking the form of a massive golden dragon with the head of a giant eagle, which houses the soul of the sun god.
I’m not really sure there’s anything I can add to a description like that.
It sort of says it all.
But this is without a doubt one of the most powerful monsters ever created.
So if it’s good enough for an Egyptian god, it’s certainly good enough for your Minecraft build.
Obelisk the Tormentor
We wrap our list appropriately with perhaps the strongest monster in the Yu-Gi-Oh world:
Obelisk The Tormentor.
Like The Winged Dragon Of Ra, Obelisk is the vessel of an Egyptian God, in addition to his day job as a trading card.
And he’s not a particularly chill one, either.
Taking the form of a towering blue behemoth covered in nasty spikes and impenetrable armor, there are few fiercer entities to face off against.
And this is true whether you’re in a card game or in a Minecraft world.