Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
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Seto Kaiba was the reigning Duel Monsters champion until he was defeated by Yugi Mutou. Now, his primary goal in life is to reclaim the title by any means necessary – and as a child billionaire and CEO of Kaiba Corporation, a powerful gaming company, Seto is able to use his influence and pocketbook to try and achieve his goal. As the head of Kaiba Corporation Seto assists in bringing several new technologies to the Duel Monsters game, including the holographic Solid Vision system and its portable version, the Duel Disk.

Seto's monstrous ego, self-centered nature, ridicule of others and prominent position have made him the enemy of many and friend of few – though he has a soft spot for his brother, Mokuba.

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Anime Roles

Yu-Gi-Oh! Secondary
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Main
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Minor
Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 1 Secondary
Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 2: Pyramid of Light Main
Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 4: The Dark Side of Dimensions Main

Manga Roles

Yu-Gi-Oh! Secondary
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Main
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Minor
Yu-Gi-Oh! R Secondary
Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game Main

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MusicChika65 Aug 14, 2019

I really hated this guy.

silviepie Sep 4, 2016

Seto Kaiba has been my favorite fictional character of all time for the past 15 years, and that very fact never ceases to amaze me. He's the guy that 80% of the fandom loves, and 20% of the fandom hates (with admittedly good reasons). I don't think it's a coincidence that every Yugioh spin off series has had a Kaiba rip off that's failed to surpass the original. To quote the Abridged series, "Now do you understand why everybody loves me? Even though I'm the biggest d*ck in the entire show? It's because I'm Seto freaking Kaiba. Accept no substitutes!" Sorry not sorry.

Reasons why I love this guy:

  1. His development. There's enough material for me to write a full-fledged dissertation on this. He's so well-developed that the series might as well use him as the main character. (The 20th Yugioh anniversary movie does and Season 3 was entirely dedicated to his backstory.) His life is riveting and almost twisted, but he makes psychological sense at every stage of it. As a dynamic character, he changes from being a lost, borderline-evil anti-hero into someone who starts trusting in others and showing that he has the capacity for empathy. After meeting Yugi, he started questioning everything he ever believed in which required a lot of courage. Kaiba is by far the most imperfect but also the most believable character in Yugioh.
  2. His love for Mokuba. Kaiba is no saint, but everything he does is for the sake of protecting his little brother, to the point that he was willing to die to save him in Duelist Kingdom. He knew it wasn't a morally clean move to force Yugi's hand, but he was willing to go all the way to save his brother. Time and time again, when forced to choose between Mokuba and everything else he values, Kaiba chooses Mokuba. It's rare to see such a deep brotherly bond.
  3. His focus on the future. Though his character struggles with this from time to time, I love how he focuses on the future instead of the past like most angsty characters do. This also relates to his adoptive father's ideology that was drilled into him from a young age but I find it makes him somewhat different than others of his archetype. He always looked ahead so that he and Mokuba could have a better life.
  4. His intelligence. He was a child prodigy, and was able to go from a nameless orphan to plotting and successfully taking over his adoptive father's company, all before the age of 16. Let's not forget that pretty much every duel disk and piece of virtual technology in the show ever was designed by Seto Kaiba. He's also an expert strategist and the only one who doesn't need a millennium item to win duels.
  5. His badassary. Kaiba is pretty much James Bond in disguise, and can deflect bullets, jump out flying planes, and pilot helicoptors like nobody's business. He's objectively the most badass character in the show. Guns, explosions and earthquakes don't faze him.
  6. His humor. "If I had a dime for every time you used the word destiny, I'd be even richer." Kaiba has the sassiest lines in the dub, and as much as I find the subbed version of the show more professionally put together, Kaiba wouldn't be Kaiba without his slaying wit. He's also incredibly over the top and obsessive sometimes, which only makes him funnier.
  7. His appearance. Just being real.
TheIceQueen Aug 3, 2016

Makes everything worth it.

fluffybunny714 Jul 2, 2012

Kaiba: Screw the money, I have rules! Wait...let me try that again...

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