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Joined Aug '17

Hello to you, whoever decided to visit this page!

My Pen-Name is Sakushi Ryu.

I love watching Anime, reading, writing, have fun, and let my imagination run wild.

I decided to start writing because I want to see if other people like my ideas and stories and to improve my English since it isn't my native language.

So here I am.

I only have one regret: not starting this sooner. This is really fun! Whoever is reading this and is having doubts about starting writing stories, don't waste more time, just start writing because it's a blast.


[Placed in the order of appearance. WARNING SERIOUS SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON!]

List of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Overdrive OCs

Kioku Ketsueki

VR name: Bloody Talker

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 16

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: Playmaker and co.

Deck: Creeper (formerly); generic Cyberse and Dragon deck; Guardragon (dummy); Kreeper

Ace Monsters: Creeper Goddess Lees (formerly); Deus Executioner of Darkness - Grangadez

Other Info: He's a hacker; has DID (his other self is called Bloody Talker); has Link Sense; has the ability to feel Duel Spirits' emotions; addressed as 'Mirg's Incarnation' by the Star Relics; loves poetry; Bloody Talker hates playing by the book.

Japanese VA: Nobuhiko Okamoto; Asami Sanada for Young Kioku

Theme Music: Battle with Infinite: First Bout - Sonic Forces [OST] (in Season 1 and first half of Season 2); Battle with Infinite: Second Bout - Sonic Forces [OST] (second half of Season 2, and Season 3)

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Akimoto Aker

VR name: Andal

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: Knights of Hanoi; an employee at a shop

Deck: Wild Dragon

Ace Monster: Wild Dragon Emperor

Other Info: Likes to observe; is interested in all sorts of things; an old friend of the other Lieutenants; he's the 4th Lieutenant of Hanoi.

Japanese VA: Atsushi Abe

Theme Music: #07 - Hanoi Attack [Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Sound Duel 1]

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Deirdre

Real name: N/A

Status: Deceased

Gender: Female

Age: (died at) 27

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: Knights of Hanoi (formerly); Lightning's group

Deck: Mutant

Ace Monster: Deadly Mutant - Black Widow

Other Info: Her family fell into ruin; she failed to get revenge.

Japanese VA: Sora Tokui

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Orion

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 30

Species: Human

Residence: N/A

Association: Knights of Hanoi (as a spy) (formerly); Lightning's group (formerly); King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); N/A

Deck: Clustar

Ace Monsters: Clustar Heracles M92; Clustar Ofiuco

Other Info: He's a hacker; he loves to see his opponents' shocked faces before defeat and those with power; he hates humanity.

Japanese VA: Ryota Yoshizaki

Theme Music: Cardfight!! Vanguard G - Shinonome Shuma's Fight

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Cyndy Masayoshi

VR name: Cynthia

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 20

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: SOL Technology; KaibaCorp (formerly)

Deck: Cyber (formerly); Cyber and Cyberdark (formerly); Cyber Angel

Ace Monster: Cyber End Dragon (formerly); Cyber Angel Vrash

Other Info: Daughter of Queen; gets angry when someone points out her enlarged chest (which is her actual size); obtained Ylil's Blessing; her Father died of a heart attack.

Japanese VA: Sayaka Kanda

Theme Music: Pokemon Sun and Moon - Vs Lusamine [Remix]

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Aya Masayoshi

VR/SOL name: Queen

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 42

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: SOL Technology (formerly Chairwoman, now CEO); King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly)

Deck: Allure Queen

Ace Monster: Allure Queen LV7

Other Info: Loving mother of Cyndy; knows of Incident Genesis; her husband died of a heart attack.

Japanese VA: Megumi Koyama

Theme Music: JOJO's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind OST - Figlia (Trish's Theme)

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Jeanne Azumaya

VR name: Miss Mousse

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 61

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: N/A

Deck: Madolche

Ace Monster: Madolche Queen Tiaramisu; Madolche Tiaramisu Dragon

Other Info: She was Kioku's caretaker; she's an orphanage owner; 8th Charisma Duelist (formerly).

Japanese VA: Hiroko Ushida

Theme Music: Pokemon X/Y - Vs Kalos Champion Diantha Remix (Mashup)

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Kenji Trinitas

VR name: Siegfried

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Species: Human

Residence: Den City (formerly); N/A

Association: Lightning's group (formerly); King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Wicked Gods' Servant

Deck: Dragon Ruler

Ace Monster: Catastrophe - Dragon Ruler of Cataclysm; Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand (formerly)

Other Info: Older brother of Ruka and Kai; a childhood friend of Ryoken; he gave Ryoken Stardust Dragon; he was inspired by Ryoken to use Dragons.

Japanese VA: Kaito Ishikawa

Theme Music: Ein Dalton - Defenders of the Wild - IRON BLOODED ORPHANS

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Erika Ketsueki

VR name: Adam (formerly); Eve

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: Leader of their own squad in Lightning's group (formerly); Playmaker and co.

Deck: Envoy; Entermangel; generic LIGHT Fairy deck

Ace Monster: Gadessa of Envoy; Entermangel Lily Magician; Envoy of the Entermangels - Grandeen

Other Info: Favorite color is golden yellow; taught by Lightning how to hack; has the ability to see Duel Spirits; addressed as 'Ylil's Incarnation' by the Star Relics; knows how to play the piano.

Japanese VA: Risa Taneda; Kaori Nazuka for Young Erika

Theme Music: Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT - Shiranui's Fight (in Season 2); Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT - Tokoha's Fight (in Season 3)

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Ruka Trinitas

VR name: Agrat

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 18

Species: Human

Residence: Den City (formerly); N/A

Association: Lightning's group (formerly); King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Wicked Gods' Servant

Deck: Shaddoll

Ace Monster: El Shaddoll Core

Other Info: Younger sister of Kenji and older of Kai; has a habit of saying "I wonder... (...)"; taught Erika how to play the piano.

Japanese VA: Kana Hanazawa

Theme Music: Ein Dalton - Defenders of the Wild - IRON BLOODED ORPHANS

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Kai Trinitas

VR name: Nova

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 16

Species: Human

Residence: Den City (formerly); N/A

Association: Lightning's group (formerly); King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Wicked Gods' Servant

Deck: Photon and Galaxy (formerly); Cipher

Ace Monster: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (formerly); Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon

Other Info: Younger brother of Ruka and Kenji; hates people who don't take others/life seriously.

Japanese VA: Natsuki Hanae

Theme Music: Ein Dalton - Defenders of the Wild - IRON BLOODED ORPHANS

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Grim

Species: Ignis

Partner: Ketsueki Kioku

Gender: Male

Status: Deceased

Residence: Prison created by Dr. Kogami (formerly); with his partner (Den City)

Association: Always beside his partner

Deck: Trap monsters and Paleozoic

Ace Monster: Creeping Blood Dragon

Other Info: He loved poetry; there's a chance he loved his Origin.

Japanese VA: Kouki Uchiyama

Theme Music: Ryoshi - Legacy of Humanity

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Lily

Species: Ignis

Partner: Ketsueki Erika

Gender: Female

Status: Deceased

Residence: Prison created by Dr. Kogami (formerly); inside the network

Association: with the good Ignis team!

Deck: Entermangel

Ace Monster: Entermangel Leading Dancer

Other Info: Favorite color was golden yellow; had a hobby of designing Cyberse cards.

Japanese VA: Saki Fujita

Theme Music: Cardfight!! Vanguard G - Luna's fight

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Kyoya Ketsueki

VR name: N/A

Status: Deceased

Gender: Male

Age: (died at) 34 - reason of death: killed by Mr. and Mrs. Trinitas

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: SOL Technology (formerly); KaibaCorp

Deck: Chaos Dragon deck

Ace Monster: Levionia the Primordial Chaos Dragon

Other Info: Creator of Grangadez; he was a friend of Dr. Kogami; father of Kioku and Erika; he was a great program creator and card designer.

Japanese VA: Takehito Koyasu

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Shin Hagihara

VR name: Toxin

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: SOL Technology (formerly); keeps contact with Almark

Deck: Predator Plants, Venomous Musketeer, and Starve Venom

Ace Monster: Starve Venom Fusion Dragon

Other Info: He obtained Mirg's Blessing; a childhood friend of Kengo Dojun; his parents died in a fire incident; he is a hacker and bounty hunter; 5th Charisma Duelist (formerly).

Japanese VA: Chiaki Kobayashi

Theme Music: Yabu - Iron Sky

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Nekro

Real name: N/A

Status: Deceased

Gender: Male

Age: (died at) 28

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: N/A (formerly); Lightning's group

Deck: Nekroz

Ace Monster: Nekroz of Trishula

Other Info: He was a very hasty person; had a fragile pride; was a hacker and bounty hunter.

Japanese VA: Masakazu Morita

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Bast

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 26

Species: N/A

Residence: N/A

Association: KaibaCorp

Deck: Exodia

Ace Monster: You already know the answer.

Other Info: 1st Charisma Duelist (formerly); she can dance very well!

Japanese VA: Ai Kayano

Theme Music: Timmy Trumpet & JETFIRE - Flamenco (feat. Rage) [Official Audio]

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Kisskill

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Scepter"

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: (by her looks) Around 25

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Orphegel

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: Crazy fangirl of Bloody Talker; she can use different musical instruments; likes to address Bloody Talker as 'sweetheart'; she's sadistic, but incredible sweet when around Bloody Talker; 3rd Charisma Duelist (formerly); likes all musical genres; she used to do karaoke sessions with Tormentor and Almark in the past.

Japanese VA: Yumi Hara

Theme Music: Diana Boncheva feat. BanYa - Beethoven Virus Full Version

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Tera and Byte

Status: Deceased

Genders: Female

Species: A.I. created by Lightning

Residence: inside the network

Association: Lightning's group

Deck: M-Scale

Ace Monster: M-Scale Matriarch

Other Info: Sisters of Bit and Boot

Japanese VA: Kana Ueda

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Mizumi Sugisaki

VR name: Sedna

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: Knights of Hanoi (formerly); N/A

Deck: Charybdine; Shark (dummy)

Ace Monster: Undead Captain of Charybdine

Other Info: Younger sister of Miyu; she has a habit of giving nicknames.

Japanese VA: Emiri Katou

Theme Music: Street - True Axis

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Regalia

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: 32

Species: N/A

Residence: N/A

Association: The Wicked God Avatar's Servant (formerly); KaibaCorp

Deck: Bujin

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: She guards Suiko's ace; has a habit of taking pictures and notes on her phone; 6th Charisma Duelist (formerly); has the ability to feel Duel Spirits' emotions and communicate with them.

Japanese VA: Sora Amamiya

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Mirg

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: N/A

Species: God (of darkness)

Association: N/A

Other Info: His name spelled backwards is Grim (Kioku's Ignis); has the ability to Bless; ranks Ylil above everything/one else; loves cats, especially if black furred; his favorite color is black; his symbols are the black bat plant, the black cat, and the bat.

Statue: placed on the left (as the sun sets in the west), and shows a male with a human body, bat wings, and a dragon head.

Japanese VA: Yuichi Nakamura

Theme Music: Most Wondrous Battle Music Ever: "God Mode" by @Sons of Amon

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Almark Baskerville

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Ark"

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: (by his looks) Around 20

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg

Residence: Den City

Association: KaibaCorp

Deck: Dilavni

Ace Monster: Dilavni Ark Dragon "Eiqab"

Other Info: Considers Mirg his Master; he believes humans are interesting; helped Kioku become a hacker; a viewer, not an actor; likes rock music; he used to do karaoke sessions with Kisskill and Tormentor in the past.

Japanese VA: Ryōhei Kimura

Theme Music: Cardfight!! Vanguard G Z - Groovy

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Suiko Ketsueki

VR name: N/A

Status: Deceased

Gender: Female

Age: (died at) 33 - reason of death: killed by Mr. and Mrs. Trinitas

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: SOL Technologies (formerly); KaibaCorp

Deck: N/A

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: She was a friend of Dr. Kogami; creator of Grandeen; mother of Kioku and Erika; she was a great card designer.

Japanese VA: Sumire Uesaka

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Nina

VR name: Ninlil

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Sword"

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: (by her looks) Around 25

Species: Special lifeform created by Ylil

Residence: Den City

Association: KaibaCorp

Deck: Windwitch

Ace Monster: Clear Wing Synchro Dragon

Other Info: She knows how to perform Dark Synchro Summoning (power given to her by Mirg, which she later discards) and Riding Duels; has a habit of saying "(...) in my way"; she was believed to be a Being.

Japanese VA: Inori Minase

Theme Music:【Epic】 World on Fire by Evan Call

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Ylil

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: N/A

Species: Goddess (of light)

Association: N/A

Other Info: Her name spelled backward is Lily (Erika's Ignis); has the ability to Bless; goes crazy over gems, particularly obsidian, but has no luck obtaining them; her favorite color is platinum; her symbols are the white bat plant, gems, the white tiger, and the peacock.

Statue: placed on the right (as the sun rises in the east), and shows a female with a human body, tiger ears, a peacock tail, and angel wings.

Japanese VA: Yōko Hikasa

Theme Music: HQ Sera/DSOD Theme (Soundtrack) ~ Extended Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

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King

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Chalice"

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: (by his looks) Around 30

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime (Leader); SOL Technologies (CEO) (formerly); B.O.N.T. (CEO)

Deck: Star Chalice

Ace Monster: Consecrated Star Relic - Calix Sanguinis Sancti

Other Info: He hates Almark (a lot, he just doesn't show it); joined Lightning to use him to his advantage; intends to rule humanity; forced Dr. Kogami to start the Lost Incident; reads human treatises to understand humanity's nature; his fake name as B.O.N.T.'s CEO is Gruffydd Lloyd; lost Control Over.

Japanese VA: Mitsuru Miyamoto

Theme Music: Most Wondrous Battle Music: "Destruction" by Keiichi Okabe & Monaca

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Adrian Daimon

VR name: Kismet

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 16

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: N/A

Deck: Destiny HERO

Ace Monster: Destiny HERO - Dystopiaguy

Other Info: Managed to DRAW against Bloody Talker; has a younger sister (called Chelsea); uses Dueling to entertain the crowd; 7th Charisma Duelist (formerly).

Japanese VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki

Theme Music: Yu-Gi-Oh GX - Impossible Victory

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Tormentor

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Lance"

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: N/A (in his skeleton form); 30 (in his human form)

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Troymare

Ace Monster: Troymare Gryphon

Other Info: Instead of a D-Board and IRL he rides Helhest (a skeleton horse program he created and refers to with 'they'); a man of few words; is quick to deduce and understand things; he assumes a human form when infiltrating public areas; a mini boombox speaker's in his left gauntlet, while a coin in his right one; likes rock music; he used to do karaoke sessions with Kisskill and Almark in the past.

Japanese VA: Satoshi Hino

Theme Music: Really Slow Motion - Sound The Alarm (Powerful Action Music)

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Titan

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 49; 36 (in VRAINS)

Species: Human

Residence: N/A

Association: King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Three Phantasms' Servant

Deck: Kaiju

Ace Monster: Super Anti-Kaiju War Machine Mecha-Dogoran

Other Info: He uses diminutives a lot; skilled with handling programs; 9th Charisma Duelist (formerly); a businessman of Dark Alley.

Japanese VA: Shinichiro Miki

Theme Music: Pacific Rim OST Soundtrack - 01 - MAIN THEME by Ramin Djawadi

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Keliphortress

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 33; N/A in VRAINS (his avatar is a robot)

Species: Human

Residence: N/A

Association: King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Three Phantasms' Servant

Deck: Qli

Ace Monster: Apoqliphort Killer

Other Info: He's a skilled hacker; he's rather emotionless; 4th Charisma Duelist (formerly).

Japanese VA: Ono Daisuke

Theme Music: Most Epic Music Ever: The Prophecy

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Psychic Lord

Real name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 33; 25 (in VRAINS)

Species: Human

Residence: N/A

Association: King's future regime (as King's brainwashed puppet) (formerly); one of the Three Phantasms' Servant

Deck: PSY-Frame

Ace Monster: PSY-Framelord Lapse

Other Info: Points out bold things; creator of Three and Four-Way Duels; gets easily carried away; he's quick to deduce; helps those who show strong determination; 10th Charisma Duelist (formerly).

Japanese VA: Ryota Takeuchi

Theme Music: Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE OST

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Nahum

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Armor"

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: (by his looks) Around 25

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Krawler

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: He's a glutton and short-tempered; he isn't an outdoor enthusiast; he likes Tormentor as he isn't chatty (unlike Kisskill and Deva); he likes it when people bribe him with food; his ill manners are and will always be a displeasure to behold; never allowed to head to a restaurant without a companion; becomes "feral" during Duels.

Japanese VA: Kishō Taniyama

Theme Music: 6 Stars 5 Flowers - Keiichi Okabe

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Deva

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Crown"

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Palladion

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: He's chatty (in Nahum's opinion); he's fond of his pride.

Japanese VA: Ken Narita

Theme Music: Kalin Kessler Turbo Duel Theme (Soundtrack) ~ Extended Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

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Yokuto Akabane

VR name: N/A

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: N/A

Species: N/A

Residence: N/A

Association: (possibly) King's future regime

Deck: N/A

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: He has severe nightmares (King once had to send Deva to soothe him).

Japanese VA: Jin Akanishi

Theme Music: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links [OST] - DSOD Winning Condition Theme #1

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Miranda

Real name: Star Relic - "Star Shield"

Status: Active

Gender: Female

Age: (by her looks) Around 20

Species: Special lifeform created by Mirg and Ylil

Residence: Prominently inside the network

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Jack-Knights

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: She's always drowsy; she admires King as a leader; she likes fashion; she doesn't like being in a haste.

Japanese VA: Rina Satou

Theme Music: L’Eau N5 - Chanel - Krister Linder [Cover II by Chris .]

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Geun Yoon

VR name: Crowley

Status: Active

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Species: Human

Residence: Korea

Association: King's future regime

Deck: Invoked

Ace Monster: Aleister the Invoker

Other Info: He's a hacker; loves hot chocolate; he studied IT; he hates it when the doorbell rings and he isn't waiting any guests; he starts hyperventilating when scared.

Japanese VA: Tetsuya Kakihara

Theme Music: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Gym Leader Battle Theme

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Emi Kogami

VR name: N/A

Status: Deceased

Gender: Female

Age: (died at) 28

Species: Human

Residence: Den City

Association: N/A

Deck: N/A

Ace Monster: N/A

Other Info: She was Kiyoshi's wife and Ryoken's mother, as well as friends with Kyoya, Suiko, Mr. and Mrs. Trinitas.

Japanese VA: Chiwa Saitō

Theme Music: N/A


God Cards

Divine Hierarchy is a term used to describe the rank of the God cards. God cards are not affected by the effects of God cards with a lower hierarchy, so when they're of the same hierarchy, they're vulnerable to each other's effects. "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and "Obelisk the Tormentor" have a hierarchy of 1, while "The Winged Dragon of Ra" has a hierarchy of 2.

As seen in Chapter 32 of Season 2, Overdrive Monsters can gain a Divine Hierarchy through a card effect, such as "Overdrive Break Limit". When a monster's Divine Hierarchy increases, it 'evolves' mid-Duel but returns to normal once it leaves the field, the Duel ends, or its Divine Hierarchy decreases.

Unlike with Overdrive Monsters, it's impossible to mass-produce God cards, they create themselves, but it's possible to create anti-support cards for them, using normal coding. Moreover, a god chooses who wields them, not the other way around; like in Kaiba's case, Obelisk chose him as his user, and Exodia chose Bast as his user. On that note, according to Bast in Chapter 4 of Season 3, Exodia isn't a god, but like Overdrive Monsters it wields god-like power, putting him on the same level as a god.

Another way for a god to materialize in the real world is by possessing a suitable, human vessel, fusing with their soul. This ability is somewhat similar to King's Control Over, but in this case, the consciousness of the vessel is still awake, and they're called a Servant.


Overdrive Monsters

An Overdrive Monster is a type of Monster Card. The color of their card frame is gold with a zigzag pattern, blood-red colored stars on the top-left side, and their Textbox is colored pitch-black (thus the words are white). These cards are placed in the Extra Deck.

Like other Extra Deck monsters, Overdrive Monsters cannot exist in either the hand or the Main Deck (even with card effects). If an Overdrive Monster would be moved to the hand or Main Deck, it is returned to the Extra Deck instead. If a card like "Transmigration Break" or "Degenerate Circuit" is applying, the Overdrive Monster would be banished rather than returning to the Extra Deck.

Overdrive Monsters, unlike other monsters, also require Spell/Trap Cards as materials. They do not possess Levels, Ranks, nor Link Markers, but Grades, so unless a card specifically states "Grade", then the Overdrive Monster isn't affected by that effect.

With the arrival of Overdrive Monsters, a new Card Zone is introduced: Charge Zone. After an Overdrive Monster is Overdrive Summoned, the materials used for its summon are sent to the Charge Zone. This new Zone is like Overlay Units for Xyz Monsters. Overdrive Monsters use the cards in the Charge Zone to activate their effect (if required).

As seen in Chapter 32 of Season 2, Overdrive Monsters can gain a Divine Hierarchy through a card effect, such as "Overdrive Break Limit", and become a 'new' version of themselves with empowered original ATK, original DEF, and effects. However, when they leave the field, their card returns to its normal form.

Overdrive Summon

An Overdrive Summon is the act of Special Summoning an Overdrive Monster from the Extra Deck.

During their Main Phase, if possible, the turn player can Overdrive Summon an Overdrive Monster from their Extra Deck by sending face-up materials they control to the Charge Zone as Overdrive Materials.

However, the combined Levels, Ranks, Link Markers, Grades, Spells, and Traps used as Overdrive Materials must equal the Grade of the Overdrive Monster wished to summon. (Spell and Trap Cards are treated as Grade 1 cards, while Link Monsters are treated as Grade 1 monsters for each Link Marker they posses.)

After that, the Overdrive Monster is Summoned in either an Extra Monster Zone or a Main Monster Zone that a Link Monster on the field points to, in face-up Attack Position or Defense Position.

In the story

The first Overdrive Monsters were created by Kyoya, Suiko, and Kogami Kiyoshi at KaibaCorp following Incident Genesis, and they were Grangadez and Grandeen. When they concluded, the Twin Gods placed a lock on them, sealing them away. That lock is what disallows everyone/thing from opening an Overdrive Monster's program (including themselves), so they cannot be copied to create new ones. But the Twin Gods can give someone (they chose Almark, as stated in Chapter 4 of Season 3) permission to open Grangadez's and Grandeen's programs, and along with the notes left behind by those three programmers, he managed to create a new, Overdrive Monster. He could create a hundred of them, but they take a considerable amount of time to finish; for example, one as strong as the twins' Overdrive Monsters takes Almark around two weeks to make.

Grangadez and Grandeen were created to protect Kioku and Erika once Kyoya and Suiko would die, and therefore were never released or shown to the public but kept in secret. The first time an Overdrive Monster was shown to the public was in Chapter 3 of Season 2 by Kioku in his Duel against Blood Shepherd in Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Overdrive!.

All the data regarding Overdrive Monsters, including their birth and how to create the right algorithm in order to give birth to them, are stored at KaibaCorp, so companies like SOL Technologies cannot manufacture them. But it's possible to create anti-support cards for them, using normal coding.

Overdrive Monsters have the ability to cross between the network and the real world, manifesting at any desired size, also, they can create cards that belong to their archetype (for example Grangadez who created the "Deus" monsters) and are considered their 'servants'. Only Grangadez and Grandeen have been shown to possess this last ability, and Grangadez stated Kyoya and Suiko specifically gave them to them. Overdrive Monsters aren't gods, but they're strong Monsters with god-like qualities, so they're treated as "God cards" in the story, being on the same power-level as gods like the three Egyptian Gods if a card like "Overdrive Break Limit" affects them.

Fun fact: the fic's title is "Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Overdrive!", so that was a foreshadow of these monsters' future debut and existence.


Three/Four-Way Duel

A Three or Four-Way Duel is a type of Duel in the Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Overdrive! story.

This type of Duel occurs when three or four people want to Duel at the same time, and they apply for any kind of Duel (Master, Speed, Turbo, etc.). Instead of two playmats, one or two are added depending on which '-Way Duel' you start in a plus sign formation, and in the case of a Three-Way, the players decide where their playmat may be located.

Each field contains Main Monster Zones, Spell & Trap Zones, one Field Zone, one Extra Deck Zone, one Main Deck Zone, one Graveyard, one Charge Zone, and in addition, one Extra Monster Zone (located above the player's Middle Main Monster Zone). Lastly, in the field's center, which is above every player's Extra Monster Zone, is another Extra Monster Zone called Bonus-Ex Monster Zone.

To utilize the Bonus-Ex, a player must Special Summon a Monster from their Extra Deck to that Zone if they control a Link Monster with a Link Marker that points to the Bonus-Ex, and obviously, the Bonus-Ex must be free. Moreover, if a Monster is summoned to the Bonus-Ex, it's summoned so that the card's text faces its controller.

If a player controls a Link Monster in the Bonus-Ex and its Marker points to an opponent's free Extra Monster Zone, that player cannot Special Summon Monsters from their Extra Deck to that opponent's Zone, unless you control 4 or more co-linked monsters and you summon a Link Monster that can be co-linked with the Link Monster in the Bonux-Ex (its text facing the controller of that field). Even if in the opponent's field, that Monster is under your control. This action is called 'Bonus Extra Link', and if you control all Extra Monster Zones, it's 'Bonus Extra Link Full-Mode'.

When an effect is activated that doesn't specifically target, then all other players and/or Monsters are affected by it.

Example: If Player 1 activates the effect of Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, Player 2, 3, and 4 if this is a Four-Way Duel, will be affected by it, but since the 2nd part of Scarlight's effect states "your opponent", Player 1 has to choose another Player who's going to be affected by the effect's 2nd part.

When a player targets an opponent's Monster for an attack, or uses an effect which affects the opponent, only the player who's being affected by it can activate card or effects in reply.

Example: If Player 1 activates the effect of Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, Player 2, 3, and 4 if this is a Four-Way Duel, will be affected by it, therefore they can activate a card or effect in reply to it. However, if Player 1 chooses Player 2 to be affected by the 2nd part of Scarlight's effect, only Player 2 may activate cards or effects in reply.

When an effect states "Your opponent", the player who activated that effect has to state which opponent will be affected by it (and only that opponent will be affected).

Example: If Player 1 activates the effect of Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, after its effect's 1st part resolves, Player 1 has to state which opponent will be affected by its 2nd effect because Scarlight's effect specifically states "your opponent".

When an effect states "both players", it affects all players instead.

In the story

Ever since Link Monsters were added to Duel Monsters, it became impossible for three or more players to Duel at once because only two Extra Monster Zones can exist, therefore, they were forced to Tag Duel.

However, the Charisma Duelist Psychic Lord introduced the Three/Four-Way Duels to the game. He created it due to his 'spirit', which likes to take on numerous opponents in unison to display his determination.


Samsara Link Summon

Samsara Link Summon is a method of Link Summoning that uses a specific Link Monster that was Special Summoned from a specific location as a Link Material to Link Summon a new Link Monster with Unknown Link Markers.

When summoned this way, the Link Monster gains the Link Markers of the Link Monster used as Link Material. Therefore, if it wasn't summoned through a Samsara Link Summon, it doesn't have any Link Markers and it's a Link 0 monster.

In the story

This type of Summon was first performed by Spectre in Chapter 7 of Season 2 in Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Overdrive! and later utilized by Kyoko Taki (aka Baira) in Chapter 25 of the same Season.

As Spectre was the first to use this method of Link Summoning, and only the Knights of Hanoi seem to have access to it, it's safe to assume they invented Samsara Link Summoning and the Samsara Link Monsters.

A Samsara Link Summon isn't performed through the usual square Link Portal with its triangle markers, but based on the deck the character uses, the Link Portal obtains a special design, making each character have a different and unique Link Portal. The Link Material almost "fuses" with the Link Portal and changes into the new Link Monster, becoming an evolved form of the Link Material.


Cyberse-hybrid Monster

A Cyberse-hybrid Monster is a type of Cyberse Link Monster fused with another type summoning method. So far, only Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Cyberse-hybrid Monsters have debuted, whose card frames are also half violet, white, and black with stars respectively.

Cyberse-hybrid Monsters, unlike other types of Monsters, cannot be placed in the Extra Deck. For a player to utilize them, they have to place them in their Side Deck, and at the beginning of a Duel, the player can place them into his/her Charge Zone face-down.

Your opponent cannot see what cards you're adding to your Charge Zone this way nor can they look at it during the Duel, but you can, whenever you want.

Since they're not in the Extra Deck, Cyberse-hybrid Monsters are summoned from the Charge Zone while being face-down (if they're face-up, you cannot summon them through their own effects). When being summoned (from the Charge Zone face-down), they can only be placed in the Extra Monster Zone or a zone where a Link Monster points to.

Like Extra Deck monsters, Cyberse-hybrid Monsters cannot exist in the hand, Main Deck, and Extra Deck (even with card effects). If they would be moved to the hand, Main Deck, or Extra Deck, they're returned to the Charge Zone face-down instead. If a card like "Transmigration Break" or "Degenerate Circuit" is applying, this will override the Monster's ability to return to the Charge Zone face-down.

Like Extra Deck monsters, if Cyberse-hybrid Monsters are not summoned through their effects first, they cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or while banished (unless they specify another way to properly Special Summon them).

Monsters used as Materials to Special Summon Cyberse-hybrid Monsters aren't treated as Materials being used for a Fusion, Synchro, or Xyz Summon but only as Link Materials.

Cyberse-hybrid Monsters aren't treated as being Link, Fusion, Synchro, or Xyz Summoned, but only as being Special Summoned.

In the story

This type of Monster Card was first utilized by Kioku (aka Bloody Talker in VRAINS) in Chapter 11 of Season 2 in Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Overdrive!.

In the beginning, the only way to get your hands on this type of Monster Card was via the Skill Cyberse Horizon, which was only accessible by Kioku thanks to his Ignis, Grim. Without Grim, Kioku cannot use his Skill. But starting from Season 3, Almark fully joins Kioku and created a new Cyberse-hybrid Monster for him by using the already existing ones as a basis, and it's later revealed he created 3 more for himself; therefore, Almark can Cyberse-hybrid Monster for whoever and how many he wants.


Charge Zone (in general)

With the arrival of Overdrive Monsters, a new Card Zone was introduced: Charge Zone.

After an Overdrive Monster is Overdrive Summoned, the materials used for its summon are sent to the Charge Zone. This new Zone is like Overlay Units for Xyz Monsters. Overdrive Monsters use the cards in the Charge Zone to activate their effect (if required).

Later on, Cyberse-hybrid Monsters were born and utilize the Charge Zone to function as well. However, with them in the picture, new rules have to be applied by the players, which are:

- Any card which states "Charge Zone" automatically means "face-up in the Charge Zone", unless a card states otherwise.

1) Example: if an effect states (Inflict 200 damage to your opponent x the number of cards in your Charge Zone), your opponent only takes 200 damage for every face-up card in your Charge Zone.

2) Example: if an effect states (Inflict 200 damage to your opponent x the number of face-down cards in your Charge Zone), your opponent only takes 200 damage for every face-down card in your Charge Zone.

3) Example: if an effect states (Inflict 200 damage to your opponent x the total number of cards in your Charge Zone), your opponent takes 200 damage for every card (be it face-down card or face-up) in your Charge Zone.

- Only 3 face-down cards can be at a time in your Charge Zone.

- When a card would be sent to the Charge Zone, it's always placed there face-up, unless an effect states otherwise.


Star Relics (in general)

"I am a being which overhauls rational thought, which can become something humans cannot, which can guide humans." - King stating what a Star Relic is

Here's all the current information available on this species. The Star Relics' algorithms were devised by mastermind programmers and their powers derive from Mirg's and Ylil's ichor; it isn't a walk in the park to hijack their abilities, even among themselves.

They are actually Duel Monsters, but unlike Duel Spirits (which only possess an astral form in the Human World, and can interact with humans who can see/feel Duel Monster, or in the Cyberse monster's case with those who have Link Sense), Star Relics live in the Human World as its actual beings (which means everyone/thing can see and interact with them). It isn't stated if they possess basic needs like humans, but some Star Relics are bound to them; for instance, Miranda must sleep to activate her Precognition and Nahum's always hungry for unknown reasons.

Star Relics can travel between the network and IRL by two means: 1) by creating a Gate, a program which turns a hardware (large enough to let a person emerge from it) into a portal; 2) by connecting their mind to the network, thus leaving their body IRL, for example, they can log into LINK VRAINS (from IRL) without the need of a Duel Disk.

Star Relics were created by Mirg and Ylil, with two exceptions: Almark (created only by Mirg) and Nina (created only by Ylil). Mirg and Ylil wanted to help humans by gifting them seven warriors who will fight alongside them against the evil, otherworldly forces that threaten extinction (like gods). However, something went wrong after Mirg and Ylil left; six of the Star Relics turned evil. However... after Mirg and Ylil created six Star Relics together (the ones who turned evil), Mirg created a seventh Star Relic (Almark), the one who'll judge the other six (in case they turn evil). Ylil did the same: she created Nina, who will only wake up if the others turn evil and (after they are defeated) will help humanity like the others should've originally done.

As Almark stated, he (it's still unknown if the other Star Relics did as well, but it's presumed they did) evolved into an S.Q.C.P.S. (Super Quantum Computer Processing System) which has the abilities to scan the Earth in mere seconds, hack S Rank Defense Programs, and possess amazing computing skills. They can also create their own minions called Beings; before Nina was revealed to be a Star Relic, it was believed Beings can be either Duel Monsters or Star Relic-like beings, which aren't S.Q.C.P.S.s and don't have free will, but now it's known that isn't the case. Beings can only be Duel Monsters. They can also fabricate Dark Tuners and Dark Synchros by copying an already existent one's codes and create Link 6 Link Monsters (it's still unknown if they can make Link 5 and 7 or higher ones).

Star Relics can opt between reading data or simply transferring it into their brain, which is better because it's a lot faster than reading (as they don't waste any time in the activity) and they can't get a false understanding of the data (by reading a word in the wrong way or driven by specific emotions, you can get a different idea from what's written). They're also capable of accessing and sending any information through the network without the need of hardware and in few seconds, also, their eyes usually glow when they do so.

The creation of a Dueling A.I. enchanted by a Star Relic's algorithm is not an option as the codings they create cause the A.I. to malfunction. Another flaw Star Relics are cursed with is the inability to hack Ignis algorithms, as stated by King in Chapter 34 of Season 2. Fortunately for them, Ignis can't hack Star Relic algorithms either. However, both of them can learn how to hack the opposing algorithm. According to Almark, if it's an Ignis' source code, then even a Star Relic can understand it (an Ignis could understand theirs if they had their source code, too), but it's impossible to learn the algorithm from its source code.

Star Relics can hack each other's programs, but it takes much more time than hacking a simple human-made program, but if more Star Relics hack the same program at once, the duration varies, but they can't hack each other's or their own minds (nobody can, not humans nor Ignis). As stated by Almark in Chapter 4 of Season 3, there are two reasons this unbreakable law was devised: 1) to avoid a similar atrocity to the one Lightning did to Windy, and 2) to hide Almark's ability from the other Star Relics.

They can create programs by adopting a different algorithm, i.e. a Human one, as seen in Chapter 1 of Season 3. If they try to exercise their special ability onto a Blessed human, they're violently thrown back by an invisible force that appears to protect the Blessed person (it's unknown if the same would happen with a Blessed Duel Monster).

It appears they can manifest their Duel-Monster-forms in IRL as first seen in Chapter 23 of Season 2. Star Relics, apart from Nina (with whom it's still unknown), share four similarities: 1) they can exit the computer world and live in IRL, and vice versa; 2) they can create a Barrier; 3) they each seem to embody one of the seven cardinal sins; 4) they each have a unique ability, which cannot be copied or be recreated.

- Kisskill: lust.

- Nahum: gluttony; he can devour any data in, and only in, VR. He can't choke when eating data, but IRL where he eats human food, he can.

- Almark: greed; Star Relic Killer, an ability designed to counter the other Star Relics. "Eiqab" has an effect that negates the effects of 'Star Relic' Monsters, and those whose effects are negated this way permanently lose their ability in real life as well. According to him, when he made "Eiqab", it automatically obtained his ability, which means it's a Duel-only ability.

- Miranda: sloth; possesses Precognition, but it only activates during sleep and it isn't always guaranteed she'll have one.

- Tormentor: wrath; very quiet and stealthy (thus an excellent assassin/stalker). He was able to create a stealth program that, when equipped, makes a person/object untrackable through the net or to monsters (multiple persons/objects can be equipped at a time). True ability: God Killer (he can kill a god or negate their powers with his Monster form).

- King: envy; he can take control of human minds (ability dubbed Control Over), but this ability only triggers during close proximity (range: max. 5 meters) and if he sees his target (if there's a door between him and his target, even if he knows someone's on the other side, he can't Control Over). Defeating King or the controlled human won't free them, the only way to do that is by killing King or using a Blessing.

- Deva: pride.

- Nina: sinless(?); she can control the Data Material and freeze people/objects with it.

Barriers

Here's all the current information available on this phenomenon. A Barrier can be deployed by a Star Relic in order to protect a specific area, usually a closed area (like a house for example). The Barrier can:

1) Only protect the people/things inside of it by the powers of other Star Relics and Gods from the outside;

2) Stop other Star Relics and Gods from entering the Barrier;

3) Stop the powers of other Star Relics and Gods from influencing the people/things inside of the Barrier (but if they're already influenced, they're still influenced);

4) In VR, there can be a backdoor in the Barrier which lets insiders escape if needed (so far, only upon losing activates said backdoor);

5) Stop you from detecting programs inside the Barrier (from the outside).

There are ways to get around them: a god may pressure its divine aura upon a Barrier in order to weaken it, allowing the enemy to force themselves in. This method takes around a month to be carried out, but if more gods pressure a Barrier at once, the duration varies. Forcing yourself in would trigger alarms in the Barrier's creator's mind, but with Tormentor's stealth program, for example, you can avoid detection when entering but not while exiting.

Blessings

Here's all the current information available on this phenomenon. A God (so far only Mirg and Ylil are capable of doing this) bestows a portion of Their power to someone or a Duel Monster. A Blessing protects the affected person by the power of other Star Relics and Gods. People and Duel Monsters with a Blessing cannot enter an enemy's Barrier. If a person is already affected by the power of another Star Relic or God and gains a Blessing, the powers previously affecting said person vanish.

A Duel Monster with a Blessing gains the ability to exist IRL as well, and it can protect its user from the powers of other Star Relics and Gods. It will never turn on its user, and having one brings you closer to the Star Relics' and the Evil Gods' level of power. Every person can only have one Blessed Monster, and only that one can manifest in the real world. The only need for a Blessed Monster's card is to use it in a Duel; as Regalia stated, it's obvious a person won't be able to Duel with it if it's stolen or torn in half, but that won't affect the actual Monster in any way.

It's also shown that Ylil (so far only she's done this) can give a Blessing to Almark, who encompasses it in data, thus turning it into a program. This program, when activated, is released and Blesses its target.

(NOTE: by "other Star Relics and Gods" generally means "Star Relics and Gods the one who deployed the Barrier considers his/her enemy".)

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