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Jaden Yuki is the main protagonist of the Yu-Gi-Oh! spin-off series Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.

Through the entire anime, he attended Duel Academy and was put in the Slifer Red Dorm, the dorm with the least privileges. As time goes on, he becomes the academy's best Duelist and saves the world and from many threats until after three years, he graduates from Duel Academy and pursues his own journey to improve himself after the harsh events he endured in the third season, in which he became very brooding and cynical and lost his enjoyment in having fun in dueling until his duel with Yugi Muto at the end of the series made him realise that he must not lose sight of who he is while growing up into an adult. 

He became a Duel Monster-Human hybrid at the end of season three when he merged his soul with Yubel, his childhood ace card that appeared as a Duel Monster spirit and served as the primary antagonist.

Why He Rocks

  1. He has one of the best and most relatable character developments out of all the Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists. As he started as a happy-go-lucky and optimistic character who loved dueling and being around friends, and then became a cyncial and brooding character after the traumatizing events of season 3 that made him realise at the end of the series that me must not lose sight of he is as he grows up.
  2. He has great dueling skills that have almost managed to compete against top-rank duelists like Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba, and his Elemental HERO and Neo-Spacian monsters are quite iconic.
  3. His Duel Monster spirit powers that allows him to sense feelings and emotions of spirits as well as turn them into real monsters really makes him stand out amongst the Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists.
  4. Like the other protagonists, he has managed to save the world many times and has grew quite plenty of character in doing so.
  5. Despite not being good at school, he still manages to make up for it with his wisdom in dueling, and his wisdom in common knowledge that allows him to understand his opponents to beat them as well as help them.

Bad Qualities

  1. At the beginning of the anime, he wasn't really that interesting and mostly came off as a run-of-the-mill shonen protagonist.
  2. While his English voice actor in the dub protrays him well, his radical mannerisms tend to make some of his more emotional deliveries lose investment, particulary in episode 136 where he battles Brron.
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