Jinzo is a minor antagonist in both Yu-Gi-Oh! and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. In the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, Jinzo was a card used by Espa Roba in a duel with Joey, and Lector used Jinzo as his Deck Master. In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Jinzo was a duel spirit that plans to enter the real world by stealing the souls of the three who attempted to summon him.

He is voiced by Satoshi Tsuruoka in the Japanese dub of the anime, and by Sean Schemmel in the English dub.


Jinzo is a tall robot with a wrinkled human's head with a mask covering his face. He wears a green jacket with shoulder pads, a belt, and spikes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Jinzo (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)

Jinzo in Yu-Gi-Oh GX

A group of three rather dumb students unwittingly decided to do a forbidden ceremony to summon a duel spirit. It turns out that the duel spirit that they trying to summon was Jinzo. At first it looked like nothing happened so they left. But after two of the three students started to disappear, one of them named Torrey stated that he started to see Jinzo. Fearing for his life he asked for Jaden's help. Stortly after, Jinzo kidnaped Torrey to steal his soul, so he can be fully enter the real world. Jaden followed Jinzo and challenged him to a duel. Jinzo but up a good duel but in the end was defeated by Jaden in the Shadow Duel and he forced to give up his ambition. All three students came back, and and Jinzo disappeared. What happens to Jinzo after his lost is unknown.

Powers and Abilties

During a duel Jinzo has the ability to negate all traps on the field as well as prevent traps being activated. However with the Spell Card; Amplifier, the duelist using Jinzo can activate trap cards, and the trap cards that were nullified on their side of the field are now reactivated again.


Jinzo's deck is called; the Occult Jinzo Deck. His most powerful card in his deck is himself.


Lector Jinzo

Lector as Jinzo

  • In the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, one of the members of the Big Five; Lector decided to have his deck master to be Jinzo.


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