Yuma Character Comparison

I don’t know about you guys, but my first impression of Yuma was “what a loser…” This is weird because the previous three characters who have starred on Yugioh have all been what the modern world calls “hard-ass”. I knew Yugi/Pharaoh would be a beast when I witnessed their epic millennium puzzle transformation. With Jaden, he looked a bit aloof at first sight, but one he dominated Dr. Crowler in the first episode, you could tell that he was a tough duelist. As for Yusei, you didn’t even have to watch him duel to know to see that he was a monster. His tough attitude and relentless spirit was enough evidence for me to conclude that he would be an unstoppable duelist. Yuma seems the polar opposite of all three of these characters.

Yuma seems to be like Jaden from the first half of the series: goofy, silly, and a loudmouth; only difference is Jaden could back up his words with his dueling while Yuma can’t. Yuma is also similar to Yugi in the sense that Yuma utilizes Astral, similar to how Yugi relied on Pharaoh. However, Yugi became a greater duelist even without Pharaoh’s help, and Yuma hasn’t been able to do that yet. Yuma’s differing qualities from his predecessors is one of the reason I have been following the show. I am keen to see how he will evolve as a character and how his relationship with Astral transforms as well.

yu-gi-oh-yumaI don’t know about you guys, but my first impression of Yuma was “what a loser…” This is weird because the previous three characters who have starred on Yugioh have all been what the modern world calls “hard-ass”. I knew Yugi/Pharaoh would be a beast when I witnessed their epic millennium puzzle transformation. With Jaden, he looked a bit aloof at first sight, but one he dominated Dr. Crowler in the first episode, you could tell that he was a tough duelist. As for Yusei, you didn’t even have to watch him duel to know to see that he was a monster. His tough attitude and relentless spirit was enough evidence for me to conclude that he would be an unstoppable duelist. Yuma seems the polar opposite of all three of these characters.

Yuma seems to be like Jaden from the first half of the series: goofy, silly, and a loudmouth; only difference is Jaden could back up his words with his dueling while Yuma can’t. Yuma is also similar to Yugi in the sense that Yuma utilizes Astral, similar to how Yugi relied on Pharaoh. However, Yugi became a greater duelist even without Pharaoh’s help, and Yuma hasn’t been able to do that yet. Yuma’s differing qualities from his predecessors is one of the reason I have been following the show. I am keen to see how he will evolve as a character and how his relationship with Astral transforms as well.

14 thoughts on “Yuma Character Comparison”

  1. At first look, he looks like such a brat and an arrogant. But he might evolve later. That’s what’s supposed to happen with protagonists right?

  2. Yuma may not be much now, but he will evolve. After all this is only the first few episodes of the fist season. Like you said, he’s like Jaden from Seasons 1 and 2, a great big goof, that’s why I like them, along with Leo, Crow, and Joey.
    And another comparison you could make if that Yuma’s deck is similar to Yugi’s and Yusei’s, a combination of cards without much theme to them that work together to achieve victory.
    Another Comparison is that their decks sorta focus on one form of summoning, For Yugi, it was through Tribute Summons, for Yusei, Synchro Summons, and now for Yuma, Exceed Summons, and While Jaden used an Archetype Deck, through a cool and very versatile, His deck embodied Fusion Summon

  3. I’ve noticed that all of the yugioh protagonist ace monsters have 2500 ATK. What a coincidence.

  4. @Rocket

    I completely agree. The only problem that I have with Yuma is that he seems really bad at dueling. Jaden could at least duel. I just don’t want this season to be a complete mirror of the original Yugioh where Astral duels for Yuma like Pharaoh did for Yugi.

  5. @blogger

    a. I’m betting that it might be just as a shout-out to the original series. For the most part, Yuma seems like a compatible duelist, knowing somewhat what to do, he just really needs Astral to make the really big plays.

    b. Shark will return, it’s listed on the Yu-Gi-Oh Wikia. Ep. 8 I think.

  6. Anybody doing anything for the summer? Right now, I am in Orlando, Florida near Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. Today I went to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. I had an awesome time!

  7. @Rocket

    Shark comes back at episode 10. However, reading the episode description for episodes 10-13, it seems Shark and Yuma will actually become allies, similar to Yusei/Jack. In 13, a “Number hunter” called Kaito Tenjo is introduced, and I feel he will either be the season’s main villain and be defeated at the end, or he could be the villain of a filler arc and turn into Yuma’s biggest rival. All said and done, Zexal is finally getting interesting!

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