Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus
 Kanji ペガサス・J・クロフォード
 Romaji Pegasasu Jei Kurofōdo
• Characteristics•
 Age 24
 Hair Color Silver (looks white)
 Eye Color Amber (one is the Millennium Eye)
 Height 188 cm
• Professional Status•
 Affiliation Industrial Illusions
 Occupation President of Industrial Illusions
Inventor of Duel Monsters
Artist (formerly)
• Personal Status•
 Relative(s) Cecelia (lover [wife in the English anime]; deceased)
Yako Tenma (adopted son; manga only)
Gekko Tenma (adopted son; manga only)
Depre Scott (adopted son; manga only)
Richie Merced (adopted son; manga only)
• Debuts•
 Manga Yu-Gi-Oh!
 Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX
• Portrayal•
 Japanese Voice Actor(s) Jiro Takasugi
 English Voice Actor(s) Darren Dunstan

Maximillion Pegasus (Pegasus J. Crawford (Pegasasu Jei Kurofōdo ペガサス・J・クロフォード?) in the Japanese version) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series.


The eccentric American Chairman of Industrial Illusions (shortened to I²) and the creator of the game Duel Monsters (Dyueru Monsutāzu デュエル モンスターズ?) (originally Magic & Wizards M&W (マジック&ウィザーズ)Majikku ando Wizāzu). He is the wielder of the Millennium Eye (千年眼, ミレニアムアイ Sennen Gan, Mireniamu Ai).

In the original manga, it's his story about meeting Shadi and the supposed "evil intelligence" of the Millennium Items that prompts Yami Yugi's search for the answer of who he is and where he came from. During his final Shadow Game with Yugi/Dark Yugi, he tells them of his discovery of an ancient Egyptian Shadow Game during his travels in the Valley of the Kings, which inspired his creation of Duel Monsters and the creation of card games in general, such as tarot cards.

In the second anime, as the creator of the card game Duel Monsters and the discoverer of their ancient Egyptian roots, Pegasus often plays a key role due to his extensive knowledge of the game and its mysterious origins. He has a habit of calling Yugi Mutou "Yugi-boy" and Seto Kaiba "Kaiba-boy". This trend continues in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, calling Jaden Yuki "Jaden-boy". Interestingly, Pegasus often uses English words interspersed with Japanese, including English words like "goodness gracious!" and "snap!" and using the English pronoun "you" instead of Japanese second-person words. His speech is also unique in terms of pronunciation. In both English and Japanese he tends to elongate vowel sounds, especially near the end of a sentence.

Pegasus quickly establishes himself as the manga's fourth main antagonist (and the second anime adaptation's first main antagonist), challenging Yugi to a Shadow Game in order to force him to come to his tournament Duelist Kingdom (決闘者の王国 (デュエリストキングダム) Dyuerisuto Kingudamu) and face him, taking the soul of his grandfather Sugoroku Mutou as a Penalty Game for losing the timed match to ensure this. Throughout the battles to get to Pegasus's castle, Yugi is seen talking to his grandfather through the use of a camcorder. In the second anime, he traps Sugoroku in a Soul Prison Duel Monsters card. Pegasus also kidnaps Mokuba to convince his brother Seto Kaiba to come as well, later capturing their souls as well. Through a series of flashbacks, Pegasus is revealed to have had a lover, Cecelia / Cyndia (シンディア Shindia), who died after her 17th birthday (she dies after their marriage in the anime). Although the exact details very from medium to medium, his actions were all carried out in the hopes of resurrecting her.

He is eventually defeated in a final game of Duel Monsters by Yugi and Dark Yugi at the end of the arc, and is obliged to release his victim's souls. He is murdered soon after by Dark Bakura and his millennium item is taken. In the Duel Monsters anime, he isn't killed by Dark Bakura's attack and later makes brief appearances in later seasons.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at List of Yu-Gi-Oh! characters.

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