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Japanese スペクター
Rōmaji Supekutā
English Specter (Link VRAINS)
Personal Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Status Alive
Relatives Earth (Originator)
Eye Blue
Hair Gray
Duel Monster statistics
Win 4
Lose 2
Ace San Avalon Dryatrentiay
Monster Type User Link Monster
Affiliation The Knights of Hanoi (Second-in-command)
Partner(s) Revolver
Doctor Genome
Blue Maiden
Ghost Girl
Friends Ryoken Kogami
Enemies Playmaker(Season 1)
Blue Angel(Season 1)
SOL Technologies
Anime Episode 1
English Billy Bob Thompson
Japanese Kajimoto Daiki

Spectre (スペクター, Supekutā) is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. He is Revolver’s assistant and a member of The Knights of Hanoi.[1] In the English dub, he is known as Specter.



In Link VRAINS, Spectre is a fair skinned man with gray hair and light blue eyes. He wears a white suit with the knights of Hanoi "T" around the top and white shoes. His hair is also parted with one bang going over the left side of his face.

In Real Life, Spectre got gray hair and light blue eyes. He wears gray coat, white shirt, black vest, gray pants and brown shoes.

As a child, Spectre wore a green jacket over a dark blue shirt and khaki pants and brown shoes.


Much like Revolver, Spectre is a villainous individual who will do anything to protect the goals of Knights of Hanoi, doubting that anyone would truly understand their reason for executing their plans. Living up to his name, Spectre briefly appears to do whatever Revolver orders him. He has a habit of snapping his fingers to perform an action.

Spectre likes to know everything about his opponent before he duels them. He then uses information on their past to distress them. When dueling Blue Angel, he correctly ascertained she got her avatar name from the "Blue Angel" book, which her brother used to read to her, when she was a little girl crying over the loss of her parents. Not only does the knowledge unsettle Blue Angel, Spectre also claims that she will cry like the Blue Angel in the story because when she loses to him, she will lose her connection with her brother and become mere data.

During his duel with Blue Angel, Spectre was shown to be an extremely manipulative, deceptive, and cold-hearted individual, at one point going as far as feigning having seen the light through Aoi's actions inspired by the Blue Angel story, only to later burn the book, causing her great distress. He also mocks Playmaker's self-proclaimed revenge to be ridiculous, as he brought his war with Hanoi to everyone else's involvement, despite his best intentions. He is also cowardly to a petty degree, to the point using Akira Zaizen as his hostage when he was cornered, calling it his trump card to win.

A young Spectre walked a path of darkness, without love he struggled to find, which created a destructive hatred inside him. While Playmaker said that incident caused time to stop for him, Spectre said that due to it, time started moving for him. He had fun during the incident and stated that if the incident hurt Playmaker then he must have led a happy life before it.

His antisocial behaviour, along with his twisted, manipulative, sadistic nature and downright disengagement with the human race, shows he's at core a sociopathic misanthrope.



Spectre, just like Yusaku Fujiki, Jin Kusanagi and Takeru Homura was also one of the Lost incident victims. Since he was abandon as a baby, Spectre was raised by a tree. Before he got kidnapped by Dr. Kogami, Spectre was a lonely kid in the orphanage. When he got kidnapped, he actually enjoyed the threatment every day. After the rescue, Spectre was again lonely. Until Ryoken Kogami find him and gave him hope, by being with The Knights of Hanoi.

Five years before the start of the series, Revolver assaulted the "Cyberse World" with a "Cracking Dragon" of his own with the intention to destroy it. However, the AI Ignis appeared and forced a disconnection of the Cyberse World from the rest of the network, thus forcing Revolver out of the Cyberse World while keeping its location known only to him. This made Revolver and the Knights of Hanoi spend the following years searching for Ignis' parts in order to find the location of the Cyberse World.


Spectre informs Revolver about Playmaker's interference.

At the present, the Knights of Hanoi continued their search of Ignis; but had many of their operations interrupted by the mysterious Duelist Playmaker, who defeated their agents, earning a name for himself. Spectre informed Revolver that a trace of Ignis was detected and that SOL Technologies was in pursuit. Knowing that if SOL retrieved Ignis, they would be able to restore the Cyberse World and ruin the Knights' efforts, forcing the Knights to act. Spectre informed Revolver about Playmaker, who had interfered with the, before. Revolver wondered if Playmaker was a member of SOL, but dismissed the possibility as they would act more publicly. Spectre added that Playmaker erased every trace of his activity and eluded the Knights' searches, concluding that whoever he is he must be a skilled hacker. Revolver became interested in Playmaker, but decided to leave him for now as Ignis was their priority.[2] Later, he learned that Ignis was captured by Playmaker and watched his Speed Duel againt the Knight of Hanoi with Revolver.[3]

Spectre tells Blue Angel that he want her to beat Playmaker.

Spectre and Revolver subsequently elaborated the events of the Duel with Playmaker. Revolver preferred Playmaker having his hands on Ignis for a while over SOL Technology having him, but added they should not leave him with Playmaker for too long. He them summed up a list of characteristics of Playmaker's that might help discover his true identity, one of these being that Playmaker would eventually want to Duel him.[4] Later inside the Knights base, he and Revolver watched Blue Angel's public announcement to duel Playmaker. He told Revolver that they could use her. After Playmaker Ignored Blue Angel's request to duel her, she was approached by Spectre, he stated that playmaker hadn't shown up. When Blue Angel asked him if he was a knight of Hanoi, Spectre just said that he was a passionate fan, then he threw "Dark Angel" card at her and said that it would unlock her hidden desires then he disappeared.[5] Dr. Kogami was surprised how Playmaker wanted revenge for what had happened 10 years ago. Spectre arrived, noting how scary the fate can be.[6]

Another case

Spectre was with Revolver, who noted his subordinates have been defeated by Playmaker and his allies. Revolver noted despite this setback, his three subordinates would serve as the core for his plan. Spectre reminded Revolver they still didn't know about Playmaker's identity, but Revolver proclaimed the plan had to continue, even if it cost his life, and nothing would stand in his path.

Test on Kitamura

Revolver let Spectre face Kitamura, to test the latter before letting him join the Knights of Hanoi. Spectre introduced himself and battled Kitamura in a Master Duel. Spectre defeated Kitamura, and thanked him, for due to his poor management, the takeover of LINK VRAINS was easy. However, he was disgusted to see Kitamura wanted to trick Revolver into his bidding. Kitamura wished to join the Knights of Hanoi. Specter snapped his fingers, bidding his wish - as data. With that, Kitamura glowed with a red light before disappearing. Spectre turned to the journalists, Frog and Pigeon, declaring that anyone wishing to enter LINK VRAINS would suffer the same fate. Still, he dared anyone to log inside.

Duel against Blue Angel

Later, he faced Blue Angel, and introduced himself to her, noting it was the second time they met. With a snap of his fingers, Spectre reminded Blue Angel of the incident, when he gave her "that card". Blue Angel accused him of giving her that computer virus, as Spectre noted he was "her fan". She demanded an explanation behind this, but Spectre refused to answer, thinking she would not understand, like combining hobbies and ideals. He exclaimed an idol like her would not understand his noble ideals. Since Varis ordered him to crush anyone that wanted to stop their plans, Spectre let Blue Angel escape. She refused, swearing to defeat him and Revolver. Spectre thought a weakling like her could not defeat Revolver, and promised a far worse fate than a computer virus should she lose, alerting her she would not be able to return to the real world. Blue Angel nevertheless promised to protect LINK VRAINS from the likes of him. The two initiated a Master Duel. Spectre Normal Summoned "Sunseed Genius Loci", and used it to Link Summon "Sunavalon Dryas".

Spectre explained his monster could not be targeted for attacks. Blue Angel suspected there was more to it than that, while Spectre set a card. She asked about Ghost Girl's whereabouts, as Spectre joked that he hoped he would be Ghost Gal's friend, with a name like that. Blue Angel demanded a serious answer, as Spectre proclaimed Revolver had defeated her, and was a part of Tower of Hanoi as data. He assured Blue Angel she would be a part of the tower, too. Blue Angel swore she would not allow Spectre to do that, by defeating him, which amused Spectre. Blue Angel started her turn by summoning two "Trickstar" monsters, and played "Trickstar Light Arena" to prevent Specter from activating his Set card, and brought out "Trickstar Holly Angel". Spectre noted its effects can damage him and strengthen "Holly Angel", as Blue Angel noted being too popular had its drawbacks. She revived "Trickstar Lilybell" and inflicted 200 LP damage on Spectre. However, she saw the tree started reacting, but Spectre ordered her to continue. "Trickstar Lilybell" attacked Spectre directly, who announced his tree's effects have been triggered - Spectre Special Summoned a Link Monster, "Sunvine Gardna", which restored Spectre's LP back. Spectre took note that Blue Angel drew inspiration from the book named after her. Spectre admitted it was a good book, and read it out loud, claiming the character, "Blue Angel", shared the traits of Aoi Zaizen herself. 

Spectre holding the Blue Angel book

He continued reading, pointing out that Aoi Zaizen also feels lonely and cries. To prevent that, Spectre knew Aoi Zaizen became Blue Angel, a hero of LINK VRAINS, to become popular. Blue Angel was angry Spectre dug up her past, who was nevertheless amused. Blue Angel identified him to be like the evil monsters in the book, as a "sad excuse for a human". She swore to defeat Spectre, who claimed it would be an honor. "Trickstar Holly Angel" attacked "Sunvine Gardna", who protected Spectre by reducing 800 LP damage from that attack, as well as ending Blue Angel's Battle Phase. Blue Angel realized Spectre played a defensive Deck, who boasted it is an absolute defense. Blue Angel ended her turn with a Set card, while Spectre belittled her efforts. Blue Angel planned on using "Trickstar Reincarnation", which would make Spectre draw five cards and two of her "Trickstar Lycoris'" would inflict 2000 LP damage on him. His Set card, "Sunvine Burial", banished Blue Angel's "Trickstar Reincarnation" and all of her copies in her Deck. He predicted Blue Angel would use that to inflict a lot of damage on his LP through "Trickstar Lycoris". Spectre claimed he opened Blue Angel's heart, finding that loneliness when Aoi was six years old, after the disappearance of her parents, soothed down when Akira read the "Blue Angel" book to her.

Seeing Akira was her "treasure", Spectre knew Aoi fears losing that "treasure" the most. He proclaimed Blue Angel would lose everything, after she loses to him in this Duel. Spectre drew a card and was inflicted 400 LP damage, and used "Sunavalon Dryas" to bring out "Sunvine Healer", which restored his 500 LP back. Using "Spectre Healer", Spectre's "Sunavalon Dryas" evolved into "Sunavalon Dryades", a Link-2 tree. He noted like Akira protects his sister, this tree protects Spectre. Blue Angel sensed Spectre was also alone, since he loved the book, but unlike her, he was not loved and became destructive, which is the source of his power. Spectre found Blue Angel a strange person to have noticed his traits. Still, this made to him clear that Blue Angel knew her purpose, and found it bad that she would not live up to that. He brought the "Sunseed Genius Loci", using it to Link Summon "Sunvine Thrasher", whose ATK was boosted to 2400. "Sunvine Thrasher" destroyed "Trickstar Holly Angel" in a double K.O., but Specter revived the latter to "Sunavalon Drydes'" Link Marker. "Trickstar Holly Angel" destroyed one of Blue Angel's "Trickstar Lycoris", and Spectre asked her how did it feel to be attacked by her own ace monster. Blue Angel wondered if there was a way to destroy his tree, and upon looking at herhand, found a new strategy.

Blue Angel Link Summoned "Trickstar Crimson Heart" and regained a bit of her LP. To stop "Sunavalon Dryades", Blue Angel raised its ATK by playing "Trickstar Bouquet", then had it sent to the Extra Deck with "Trickstar Temptation". She noted Spectre bore love towards the tree, but hatred as well, which was covered by the tree. Spectre admitted he sought love, but that love was never fulfilled. He claimed he was fine, even if he was scarred. He tempted Blue Angel, who fought for those that were hurt, for him, too, by negating "Trickstar Temptation" by the summoning of "Sunvine Maiden". Blue Angel was greately displeased her strategy failed, a failure Spectre commended to her lack of desire to understand him. He claimed he felt alone, at the bottom of a canyon, walking on a path without sound or light, and told her she would never defeat him if she does not understand that. His tree evolved further into "Sunavalon Dryanome", and Link Summoned a "Sunvine Thrasher", who attacked "Trickstar Crimson Heart". While the latter was revived to Spectre's field, Blue Angel used "Trickstar Light Arena" to reverse the damage, gaining LP to 5000. With no defenses left, Blue Angel took 4000 LP damage from "Trickstar" monsters Spectre stole from her GY.

On her next turn, Blue Angel made three consecutive Link Summons to bring out "Trickstar Delfiendium". Returning the three banished "Trickstar Reincarnation" cards to her hand, Blue Angel's "Trickstar Delfiendium" gained 3000 ATK, though Spectre reminded her that his tree protected him. Blue Angel pointed out that all of the Link Markers of "Sunavalon Dryanome" were occupied, and could not trigger its effect. Her "Trickstar Delfiendium" attacked, and Blue Angel realized she won. However, Spectre clapped for this strategy, with his LP intact, which shocked Blue Angel. He used "Sunavalon Dryanome" to reposition the attacked "Trickstar Crimson Heart" to a different Main Monster Zone and negated the attack. Since Blue Angel was unable to set "Trickstar Reincarnation" cards she obtained, Spectre noted she was unable to do anything and would finish her off and let her meet Ghost Girl soon. Blue Angel went defensive by returning "Trickstar Delfiendium" and "Trickstar Candina" to Special Summon two "Trickstar Lycoris". She bet on her strategy by playing "Trickstar Treat", which set the "Trickstar Reincarnation" from her hand, meaning Spectre would draw cards and take damage from "Trickstar Lycoris", at the cost of Blue Angel taking 1000 LP at the End Phase. Blue Angel noticed Spectre has been analyzing her, meaning he wanted some protection, too, from being alone. She declared the ultimate love was the blue love he sought out.

She swore to save Spectre, who dared her to just do that. Spectre took 1600 damage from Blue Angel's tactic, but he replenished LP by bringing out "Sunvine Healer". Blue Angel continued by setting a second copy of "Trickstar Reincarnation", halving Spectre's LP. Blue Angel noted even in cruelest hearts, people yearned for love, and played her final "Trickstar Reincarnation". Spectre started crying, demanding that Blue Angel saved her, but before that happened, Spectre played "Sunbloom Doom". Targeting "Trickstar Holly Angel", Spectre gained LP equal to the ATK of all monsters that shared the type, Fairy. Spectre noted Blue Angel didn't live up to her promise, who was terrified, as Spectre's LP raised and fell to 7200. He admitted that he did read the "Blue Angel" book, and found he had to defeat someone as pathetic enough to think that had to save him. He ripped the book, which was burnt down. Blue Angel questioned if tormenting her made Specter happy, who explained even if "Trickstar Treat" would deplete all of her LP, he would personally defeat her. Simply by banishing "Sunbloom Doom", Spectre destroyed Blue Angel's "Trickstar Lycoris" (whose Level equaled the number of Spell and Trap cards played during this turn), and inflicted 1000 LP to her. Spectre bid farewell to *Aoi Zaizen*, a girl that failed to become a Blue Angel, whose wings shattered at her defeat.

Spectre saying farewell to *Aoi Zaizen* as he has an evil smile on his face

Blue Angel fell down, making Spectre laugh maniacally. 

Duel against Playmaker

Spectre gloated over Blue Angel's unconscious body, claiming he crushed her "blue love". As promised, Spectre declared Blue Angel could not log out of LINK VRAINS, thinking it was a fitting punishment for this "pathetic idol", then teleported away. He came out of a portal to confront Playmaker. Spectre introduced himself, and explained he would not let them pass through. He told him that these were Revolver's orders, and they would be crushed, too, like Blue Angel was, which shocked Ai and Playmaker. Spectre informed them he defeated her without even having to use his full strength. Spectre confirmed that he did defeat Blue Angel, but he remembered she spoke something about "blue love", which Ai did not understand. Spectre showed them bits of data of Blue Angel, stating she had no power to save him, and promised the same fate would befall Playmaker. When the Duel started, Spectre again began by using "Sunseed Genus Loci" to Link Summon "Sunavalon Dryas", and setting a card. Playmaker remembered Blue Angel's tactics were about burning effect damage, and knowing he defeated her quickly, Ai proclaimed he was very dangerous, too. However, Ai noticed Spectre's monster did not look very offensive. Playmaker asked Spectre why does he fight, but Spectre claimed he fought for Revolver.

Playmaker tried to persuade Spectre to step down, if he did not know about Revolver's mastermind plan. Spectre replied that he knew that the data around the world would be destroyed, but he nevertheless would stand by Revolver. Playmaker claimed that Spectre did not understand Revolver, whose plans have been continuing since ten years ago, in an incident where many people were harmed. He claimed an outsider like Spectre had no reason to be involved in this. Spectre claimed he understood the Lost Incident, and was one of the six children that were involved in that event, just like Playmaker was. Playmaker was surprised, and pointed out the atrocity of the Lost Incident that befell Spectre. Spectre did not understand, and explained that the incident actually entertained him, since he never felt livelier. He explained if one had a happy life before the Lost Incident, the event must've been hard for them. Spectre explained he was found by Revolver at the site of the Lost Incident, and he gave Spectre a place where he could belong, among the Knights of Hanoi. Spectre wondered if he was weird, but thought Playmaker was even stranger for his sense of justice. Playmaker remembered that due to that incident, time stopped moving for him, but Spectre replied that it started moving for him since then. Ai noticed Playmaker was distant, and reminded he was nothing alike Spectre, and pointed out the tower would continue growing as long as they waste time. Playmaker understood, while Spectre dared Playmaker to defeat him.

Playmaker Link Summoned "Link Disciple" and "Link Devotee" by linking them. Playmaker tributed "Link Devotee" to draw a card and swap one into his Deck, then Special Summoned two "Link Tokens" and Normal Summoning "Cyberse Gadget", whose effect revived "Latency" from his GY. Using these monsters, Playmaker made three Link Summons: "Binary Sorceress", "Multi Sledgehammer" and "Binary Blader". Since his tree could not be attacked, Spectre took the attack of "Binary Sorceress", only to replenish his LP by Special Summoning "Sunvine Gardna". Spectre explained the tree protected him when he was a baby, and when the tree was cut down, he began distrusting society, and now served Revolver. Spectre proclaimed as long as the tree was on the field, nobody could defeat him. He anticipated Ignis would be erased, along with LINK VRAINS. Playmaker reminded him Spectre would be erased, too. Spectre counted on that, since he merely wished to fulfill Revolver's goal. Playmaker's noted that Spectre woukd sacrifice himself for Revolver. Spectre merely replied Playmaker would never understand their goals, as long as he chased after revenge. Since Playmaker's attack failed, he had "Binary Sorceress" share half her attack to "Binary Blader", who could attack twice per Battle Phase, as Ai noted Spectre would take 2000 LP damage. Spectre's "Sunvine Gardna" protected him by reducing that damage by 800, and that damage healed Playmaker, due to "Binary Sorceress'" effect. To speed things up, Spectre used "Sunavalon Glorious Growth" to summon a Sunvine Token, and use it with "Sunvine Gardna" to make his tree evolve into "Sunavalon Dryanome", even in the middle of Playmaker's battle.

Ai sensed they could be in big trouble, unless Playmaker tried harder. In addition, Spectre neutralized Playmaker's efforts by returning the LP count to 4000. Playmaker noticed that is a defense-oriented deck, and Blue Angel must've fallen to Spectre's tricks. Spectre announced the tree could not be attacked, and Ai knew Spectre anticipated these attacks. "Binary Blader" made its second attack, giving Spectre 2600 LP damage and replenishing Playmaker's LP by the same amount. Spectre repeated his combo, summoning another "Sunvine Gardna", and "Sunavalon Glorious Growth" raised his LP back and lowered Playmaker's LP back to 4000. In an attempt to finish this, Playmaker removed all of the Counters of "Multi Sledghammer" it received when other monsters attacked, raising its ATK to 4000. Ai praised Playmaker, while Spectre noted all of these insignificant attacks were just to power up "Multi Sledgehammer" for a final strike. Ai claimed it was a brilliant strategy, but Spectre told it was not perfect; "Sunavalon Glorious Growth" redirected the attack to "Sunvine Gardna", who reduced the damage. Once more, Spectre summoned a "Sunvine Gardna", regained the LP and made Playmaker's LP back to 4000. Ai realized Spectre has the advantage in here, who confirmed these words, for Playmaker was walking towards his defeat. Spectre smirked, showing that his tree had no weaknesses. Spectre explained they both experienced the Lost Incident. However, Playmaker was obsessed with revenge, while Spectre helped Revolver in saving the world. The latter pointed the battle was decided from the start. Playmaker doubted that, while Spectre told it were moments before Playmaker's defeat.

Spectre went on offense, reviving "Sunseed Genius Loci" with "Sunvine Shrine" and using it to Link Summon "Sunvine Thrasher". "Sunvine Thrasher", with 3200 ATK, attacked "Binary Blader", who absorbed half the ATK of "Multi Sledgehammer". Spectre repeated his combo, just like with Blue Angel's "friends", by taking "Binary Blader" and have it attack Playmaker's monsters. Ai warned Playmaker he was losing, but Playmaker was glad that Spectre could no longer use the effect of "Sunavalon Dryanome", for all of the zones its Link Markers were pointing to were occupied, and believed to have a chance at winning the next turn. Ai noted that's why Playmaker has that name. Spectre explained someone said the same thing earlier. He Normal Summoned "Sunseed Genius Loci", and used it with "Sunvine Gardna" to Link Summon "Sunavalon Daphne". Ai and Playmaker realized this just expanded "Sunavalon" zones for its effects. "Sunavalon Daphne" sent "Binary Blader" to return the two "Sunvine Gardna" to Spectre's Extra Deck. Suddenly, the bridge began to break, as the data was being erased. However, Spectre's tree reformed the bridge, letting the Duel continue on. Using "Sunavalon Force", Spectre made his tree immune to effects, while Ai reminded Spectre could simply summon more "Sunvine" monsters to protect himself. Playmaker made three consecutive Link Summons to bring out "Excode Talker" and "Underclock Taker", preventing Spectre from using two Main Monster Zones and reducing the ATK of "Sunvine Thrasher" to 900. Spectre was displeased, since he could not use his combo to protect himself, while Ai gloated they would win.

Spectre snapped his fingers, showing Playmaker that Akira was captured. Spectre explained Akira went to rescue his sister, and promised to touch him with the vines, which would corrupt him with a virus. Spectre threatened if he were to be injured, the vines would expand and eventually infect Akira. Ai and Playmaker were angry that Spectre was cheating and playing dirty, by dragging people that weren't even involved. Spectre chuckled, reminding how many people Playmaker actually got involved in this crisis. He noted Blue Angel became a victim, and Akira was captured, too, who told Playmaker not to worry about him. Ai reminded Playmaker not to listen to this villain. However, Playmaker ended his turn, surprising Ai and Akira. Spectre laughed, for he discovered Playmaker's weakness: virtue. He noted Playmaker wanted revenge, but he would not let innocents be hurt. For amidst that revenge, Spectre knew Playmaker would think of virtue to keep on fighting, which was what Spectre considered weakness. With the ATK of "Sunvine Thrasher" restored, Spectre pointed out the "undefeatable" Playmaker would soon experience his first and final defeat. "Sunvine Thrasher" slashed "Underclock Taker", and with "Sunavalon Force", Playmaker's LP were reduced to 900. Ai panicked, as the bridge continued collapsing. Spectre lamented that he could not defeat Playmaker, considering the bridge was collapsing. Playmaker smiled, for Spectre's efforts did not defeat him. Spectre frowned, while Playmaker thought Revolver would be disappointed to hear those news. When Playmaker fell, Spectre's tree reformed the bridge, just to continue on the Duel. Spectre became angry, and promised to finish Playmaker off by ending the Duel. Still, Spectre was confident Playmaker could not win, not only because of Spectre's combo, but due to Playmaker's sense of justice, which would not let Akira be infected by the virus. Akira yelled out Playmaker should ignore him, else that would make Aoi's sacrifice worthless. Spectre ended his turn, daring Playmaker to risk Akira by attacking him.

Ai pointed at Spectre for cheating and dirty play, who took those words as a compliment. Spectre was happy, considering this foul play let him gain the advantage. Playmaker set a card, despite Spectre daring him to attack. Spectre was slightly disappointed, as was Ai. Spectre had "Sunvine Thrasher" attack "Excode Talker", who was protected by Playmaker's "Overload Anchor". Ai claimed they were just getting started, so Spectre let his opponent do whatever they wanted. Ai reminded Playmaker about the other effect of "Overload Anchor", which could lower down the ATK of "Sunvine Thrasher", to mount an attack. Playmaker remained silent, which Spectre noted he truly was a champion of justice. Ai reminded Playmaker if they lose, the tower would be completed, and everyone would be erased. Spectre continued mocking Playmaker, who activated "Link Processing Failure" to stop Spectre's Link Monsters from attacking. Spectre claimed that was nevertheless a pointless move, and Playmaker could not do anything, unless he attacked. Ai voiced Spectre's words, telling him to forget Akira, else the world would be plunged into chaos. Ai named Playmaker as the world's last hope. Spectre did not want to watch Ai and Playmaker quarrel, and he Link Summoned the Link-4 "Sunavalon Dryatrentiay". He tributed "Sunavalon Daphne" to destroy Playmaker's Spell and Trap Cards. Next, he revived "Sunseed Genius Loci" and used it to bring out another "Sunvine Thrasher", whose ATK became 4000. Ai became worried, but sighed, hearing that Spectre's monsters in Main Monster Zones could not attack the turn he used his tree's effect. Playmaker doubted that, since Spectre had a reason to summon that high ATK monster. Spectre commended Playmaker for that observation, as his tree attacked and gained ATK, equal to the ATK of the monsters it pointed to.

The tree went to make the finishing move, but Playmaker anticipated this. Using "Link Surge Counter", the ATK of "Excode Talker" became equal to that of "Sunavalon Dryatrentiay", making both monsters destroyed in battle. Spectre claimed it was still pointless, for "Sunavalon Force" shaved Playmaker's LP to 50. Ai praised Playmaker for avoiding defeat. Just as Spectre went to mock Playmaker's efforts, he saw "Sunavalon Dryatrentiay" falling, and was reminded of the tree he saw cut from his childhood.

Spectre seeing the tree was cut down

Without Spectre's tree, the cards on his field became destroyed. Playmaker noted it was very difficult to break Spectre's combo, until his tree was the one that attacked. Ai started to mock Spectre that "his mommy could not protect him". Spectre yelled out for his sacred tree, startling Ai and Playmaker. Spectre revived the tree with "Sunavalon Cursed Reborn", and while its effects were negated, its ATK became 4000. Ai was scared, while Spectre exclaimed due to the effect, any LP damage he would receive would also be taken to Playmaker, assuring that defeat. Ai noted this was why Akira should've been ignored. Shoichi completed the code, causing Akira to vanish. However, the trap was too complex, and the attempt failed. Akira reminded the importance of winning, else Aoi's sacrifice would've been in vain, and all of this would lead to more victims. He asked for Playmaker's conviction, reminding even with these sacrifices, he has to bear this burden and continue. Akira smiled for a bit, and grasped the vines, taking damage and vanishing. Spectre laughed at Akira, for he entrusted the future to a man, who could not win. Playmaker, who became vengeful, made Spectre doubt his words, reminding him that his Dueling always wins, and with Akira gone, his doubts have disappeared. Playmaker Normal Summoned "ROM Cloudia" and revived "Latency", using the latter for Link Summoning of "Talkback Lancer". Tributing "ROM Cloudia", Playmaker resurrected "Excode Talker", and with "Link Atrocity", raised the latter's ATK to 4000, matching that of Spectre's tree. Spectre noted Playmaker aimed for a mutual destruction, and yelled out his goal was complete, for Playmaker would never reach Varis. Playmaker replied Spectre's goal was gone, for "Link Atrocity" caused the tree's ATK was lowered back to 0. With a final slash, "Excode Talker" crushed the tree, causing Spectre to fall down in defeat. Spectre started shaking, for he could not believe he had lost, thinking he should've let Playmaker fall down the bridge. He didn't expect his loyalty to Revolver would backfire, but had no regrets. Playmaker claimed he had no doubts anymore, yet Spectre told doubt and regret were two different things. As the bridge continued collapsing, Playmaker and Ai continued towards the tower. Spectre apologized to Revolver for his failure. He stopped, looking at his burning tree, and remembered the times it spent together with it. Spectre muttered "Mother..." before the tree vanished.

Spectre seeing the tree buring as he call out "Mother.."

 Following his defeat, Spectre fell into a coma, but was taken back to the Knights of Hanoi hideout, where Revolver praised his hard work, and said that his defeat would not be in vain.


Spectre in a coma after his duel against playmaker

Thus, for the sake of Spectre's sacrifice and that of his subordinates, Revolver went atop the Tower of Hanoi to Duel Playmaker in the last moments before the tower's completion.

Saving Baira and return of the Knights of Hanoi

Revolver talks with Spectre Doctor Genome and Faust

In LINK VRAINS, Spectre was told of the "new Playmaker", Soulburner, and his corresponding Ignis, Flame. Spectre was surprised to hear that during the Tower of Hanoi's construction, someone destroyed Cyberse World. The person, Faust, believed the Ignis have fled, and Dr. Genome commented how troublesome that was. Spectre believed Soulburner was also a Lost Incident victim. Revolver walked to the group, who bowed to him, confirming that Soulburner's real name was Takeru Homura. Spectre pointed out no Ignis came to him, but was reminded that the Ignis won't come to him if he was to hunt them down and exterminate them. Faust explained they know the

Spectre with Ryoken Kogami, Faust and Doctor Genome saving Kyoko Taki

location of Yusaku and Takeru, proposing an action towards them. Revolver refused, stating such problems should be resolved through LINK VRAINS, declaring they should be left out in the real world. Since Playmaker was a tough foe, Revolver proposed to simply observe the situation. He believed if the Ignis were to roam free, they'd eventually meet up with the others of their kind, as well as to pursue Bohman, the new foe Playmaker was fighting against. The Knights of Hanoi analyzed Bohman, pointing out this new foe of Playmaker's used the Link Spell. Revolver denied that was a SOL Technologies' mercenary, unlike Go, who was just looking for a battle while searching for Ignis. Spectre reminded Soulburner was also a dangerous target, who went with Playmaker through the gate. He did ridicule SOL Technologies for not doing anything about the gate, but did reopen LINK VRAINS. Revolver pointed out the public would not know of such things, and swore to defeat SOL Technologies one

The return of Knights of Hanoi

day to avenge his father. Revolver stated the gate was opened by an Ignis, thus eliminating SOL Technologies as a suspect. Spectre was nevertheless interested in Blood Shepherd, whom Faust believed to even have some knowledge of Ignis. Revolver denied that, for only he, his father and Ignis themselves know of that. Due to the cyberspace the Ignis created, Revolver feared they were developing much faster, and would become a bigger threat. He felt Playmaker, who was helping Ignis, was also growing, with his Fusion and Ritual Summoning techniques incorporated. Before they went to deal with Playmaker, Revolver asked everyone to come with him. The group went to the prison, from where they bailed Kyoko Taki out, to reform The Knights of Hanoi

Windy and Lightning's objective

Spectre and the rest of Revolver's subordinates marched through the fake Cyberse World,

Spectre with Doctor Genome and Faust destroying the Cyberse world

destroying it with "Cracking Dragon

Meeting Soulburner and Windy vs Revolver

Spectre summoned "San Avalon Dryanome" to battle four Echo programs. Soulburner identified Spectre, who awaited Soulburner's coming at Windy's temple. Spectre knew of Soulburner's accomplishments, and that Flame joined him. Instead of Dueling Soulburner, Spectre wanted of Soulburner to

Spectre meets Soulburner

follow him. Flame thought it was a trap, but Spectre simply wanted Soulburner to find the truth about the Ignis. He wanted Soulburner to question his alliance with Flame, and threatened to erase him should he not change his mind. Thus, the two went inside to watch Revolver's dueling Windy, where Spectre exclaimed that

Spectre and Soulburner attacked by Lightning and Flame protects them

Revolver was just getting started for the climax. Flame was told that Lightning and Windy trapped Playmaker and Ai. Flame was in shock, while Windy bemoaned that another human-supporter just arrived. Lightning went to trap Soulburner and Spectre, but Flame used Shoichi's program. He created a sphere to protect them from that attack, and throw some of it to Playmaker and Ai to free them. He then continued watching Revolver duel against Windy. After Windy was defeated, Spectre watched how he got almost killed by his comrades.

Declaration of war

Revolver told Spectre to leave everything to Playmaker and contact SOL Technologies

Spectre listened to Lightning's story. With Playmaker, Soulburner, Lightning and his allies gone, Specre asked Revolver what to do next, as Revolver decided to abstain from the situation, and let the enemies fight each other. Spectre nodded, seeing he wanted to have enemies fight each other as Revolver ordered to them to inform the SOL Technologies and give them work.

Spectre senses Earth's fragmentation.

Earth's death

After Earth was defeated by Go Onizuka and taken to SOL Technologies to be terminated, Spectre felt his Ignis was gone and shed a tear asking himself what's going on.

Approaching Blood Shepherd

Ryoken and Spectre are sitting in front of the SOL Technologies building and

Ryoken and Spectre sitting in front of SOL Technologies building and watching Kengo Dojun

watching Kengo how he leaves. Spectre comments that he's Kengo Dojun a.k.a Blood Shepherd and that he's AI hating bounty hunter and skilled hacker. Ryoken commented that Kengo will be trouble If he becomes their enemy. Later on, Ryoken and Spectre were on the boat as Spectre com

Ryoken talks with Spectre

mented that the LIGHT Ignis and his group is gone and hiding. Ryoken said that they'll attack when they get ready and that will put them in disadvantage. Spectre said that they searched the whole net, but without success. Ryoken said that there's a way to bring them in open. He said that the Knights of Hanoi alone aren't enough and that they need more genius programmers. Spectre said that among them as Ryoken confirmed is Kengo Dojun aka Blood Shepherd.

Lightning vs Blood Shepherd

Spectre saw that someone was scanning the network for Ignis presence. He and Ryoken saw it was Blood Shepherd, who decided to hunt the Ignis alone. As Spectre saw that Playmaker and his team went through the portal, Ryoken

Spectre and Revolver watch the duel

believed the Light Ignis was beyond that portal. He decided to observe that Duel, as his responsibility and Spectre decided to accompany him. The two logged in to LINK VRAINS and observed the Duel. Spectre noted the two were an interesting matchup, while Revolver stated that he gave Blood Shepherd a hint on Link Spells, and wondered how would he counter them. Spectre wondered if Blood Shepherd had the advantage after destroying "Judgement Arrows", but Revolver reminded that the Light Ignis anticipated this move. In fact, Revolver saw he was correct, for Lightning played "Armatos Lex" to return "Judgement Arrows" back to his Deck. Spectre saw that Blood Shepherd fired attacks, cornering Lightning at 200 LP. However, Blood Shepherd ended up being defeated.

Go Onizuka vs Playmaker

Spectre alerted Ryoken, who saw Go Onizuka dueling Playmaker. He noticed the EARTH Ignis

Spectre disturbed by seeing that Earth's data is in Go Onizuka

has been incorporated into Go Onizuka and looked at Spectre, who was disturbed by this. Spectre added that Go Onizuka did an unpredictable move by dueling with an AI, while Ryoken stated he must break beyond expectations to win. They continued to watch the duel as Playmaker won.


Spectre uses a "Sunavalon"/"Sunvine" Heal Deck that focuses around Plant Link Monsters with defensive effects, mainly in the form of Damage reduction. For offensive tactics, Spectre relies on stealing the opponent's Monsters. Spectre also puts a strong focus on continously increasing his LP to survive whatever strategy the opponent comes up with.

Extra Deck

Normal Monsters

Effect Monsters

  • San Avalon Cursed Reborn

Link Monsters


Ep032 Kitamura vs. Spectre.png Kitamura 32 Win
Ep032 Spectre vs. Blue Angel.png Blue Angel 32 - 34 Win
Ep035 Spectre vs. Playmaker.png Playmaker 35 -  37 Lose
Echo 69 Win
Bit and Boot 86 Win
Lightning vs Spectre.png
Lightning 86-87 Lose
Ai 107 Lose/w Faust