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Para and Dox are the Paradox Brothers. They are twin brothers who work for Pegasus J. Crawford in the Duelist Kingdom arc of Yu-Gi-Oh!. They were also hired by Vellian Crowler to duel and expel both Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale.

The Anime

The Paradox Brothers are two of Pegasus' eliminators who like to rhyme with each other. Para wears orange and Dox wears green and each brother has a different symbol on his forehead. Dox also speaks in a lower-pitched voice than Para. They duel their opponents in an underground labyrinth in a tag team duel in which if one loses, then they both lose. Their most powerful monster is Gate Guardian, the fusion of Suijin, Kazejin, and Sanga of the Thunder. They dueled Yugi Muto and Joey Wheeler and lost when both their life points went to zero as Gate Guardian was destroyed by Black Skull Dragon, a fusion of Yugi's Summoned Skull and Joey's Red-Eyes Black Dragon.

However, they told Yugi to choose one of two doors. One led to the exit next to Pegasus' castle, and the other led to an endless maze of darkness and despair. Yugi marked two coins with Para and Dox's symbols and told them the coin clenched in his fist is his choice. He revealed Dox's coin, indicating that he chose Dox's door. However, the Paradox Brothers, able to choose which door leads to which path, made it Para's door, but in reality, Yugi expected this - the coin clenched in his fist was for Dox's door, and the one he revealed had Para's symbol on the other side, and so Yugi and the gang escaped the labyrinth.

The Paradox Brothers are never seen following this, except as lost souls in Season 4, Waking the Dragons, alongside the Player Killer of Darkness, Bandit Keith, the Rare Hunter, Pandora the Conjurer, and Yami Marik. As they have never (to the extent of our knowledge) been killed, trapped in the Shadow Realm, or taken by the Orichalcos, it is likely they and the others were just an illusion. Although, it is possible they were sent to the Shadow Realm by Pegasus after they had failed him.

In the Japanese version, the final credits scene shows them dueling Mai Kujaku and Vivian Wong on the Great Wall of China.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

The Paradox Brothers also made an appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. They were hired by Vellian Crowler so they can duel Jaden and Syrus. If they lose to the Paradox Brothers, they would both get expelled. The Paradox Brothers end up losing to Jaden and Syrus and they stayed at Duel Academy. The fact they appeared in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX reinforces the theory that the lost souls in Waking the Dragons were illusions.



  • Pegasus (formerly)
  • Eliminators (formerly)
  • Pegasus Security (formerly)
  • PaniK (formerly)
  • Ventriloquist of the Dead


  • Yugi Muto
  • Yami Yugi
  • Joey Wheeler
  • Duelist Kingdom contestants
  • Tea Gardner
  • Bakura Ryou
  • Tristan Taylor
  • Mai Valentine
  • Seto Kaiba
  • Mokuba Kaiba


See also


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Dark Yugi | Shadi | Seto Kaiba | Mokuba Kaiba | Yami Bakura | Maximillion Pegasus | Croquet | Pegasus' Guards | Duke Devlin | Marik Ishtar | Yami Marik | Odion Ishtar | Mr. Ishtar | Weevil Underwood | Rex Raptor | Paradox Brothers | Bandit Keith | Sid | Bonz | Zygor | Panik | Gozaburo Kaiba | Thief King Bakura | Jinzo | Diabound | Zorc Necrophades
Rare Hunters
Arkana | Strings | Seeker | Lumis and Umbra
Big Five
Gansley | Crump | Johnson | Nesbitt | Lector

Television Only
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Noah Kaiba | Zigfried von Schroeder | Leon von Shroider | Imitator of Death | Witty Phantom
Dartz | Rafael | Alister | Valon | Gurimo | The Great Leviathan
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Vellian Crowler | Jean-Louis Bonaparte | Pierre the Gambler | Zane Truesdale | Society of Light | The Light Brigade | Alien of Light | Wheeler's Doctor | Wheeler | Lorenzo | Howard X Miller | Bob Banter | Battle Footballer | Axel Brodie | Gravekeeper's Chief | Aster Phoenix | Chazz Princeton | Jagger Princeton | Slade Princeton | Lucien Grimley | Grim Reaper | Mr. Stein | Marcel Bonaparte | Martin Empire | Blaze | Frost | Thunder | T-Bone | Dr. Eisenstein | Princess Rose | Prince Ojin | Brron | Zure | Duel Ghouls | Scarr | Goblin Elite Attack Force | Kozaky | Chaos Sorcerer | Mr. Shroud | Trueman | Dark World Army | Mad Dog | Makoto Inotsume | Sartorius Kumar | Sarina Kumar | The D | Light of Destruction | Thelonious Viper | Trapper | Adrian Gecko | Echo | Yubel | Supreme King | Guardian Baou | Skilled Dark Magician & Skilled White Magician | Three Masked Knights | Jinzo | Sacred Beasts | Franz | Mike | Yusuke Fujiwara | Sky Scout | Skull Knight
Shadow Riders
Kagemaru | Nightshroud | Camula | Tania | Don Zaloog and The Dark Scorpions | Abidos the Third | Titan | Amnael
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Rex Goodwin | Roman Goodwin | King of the Netherworld | Kalin Kessler | Devack | Greiger | Sayer | Professor Frank | Mr. Armstrong | Z-one | Don Piero | Lester, Primo, and Jakob | Lazar | Aporia | Rudolph Heitmann | Carly Carmine | Misty Tredwell | Lawton | Barbara | Malcolm | Radley | Earthbound Immortals
Dark Signers
Rex Goodwin | Roman Goodwin | Devack | Greiger | Kalin Kessler | Misty Tredwell | Carly Carmine
Z-one | Aporia (Lester, Primo, & Jakob) | Paradox | Antinomy
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Don Thousand | Dr. Faker | Mr. Heartland | Number 96 | Quattro | Nistro | Vetrix | Triad of Terror (Wolfsbane, Coyote, Jackal) | Scorch | Chills | Parker | Quinton | Trey | Erazor | Chironex | Scritch
Seven Barian Emperors
Vector | Reginald Kastle/Nash | Rio Kastle/Marin | Alito | Mizar | Dumon | Girag
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Leo Akaba | The Doktor | Barrett | Silvio Sawatari | Yuri | Jean-Michel Roget | Sergey Volkov | Lucas Swank | Z-ARC
Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains
Varis | Specter | Dr. Kogami | Faust | Baira | Dr. Genome | Pandor | Queen | Shepherd | Bohman | Harlin | Lightning | Windy | Roboppy | Ai
The Knights of Hanoi
Varis | Specter | Dr. Kogami | Faust | Baira | Dr. Genome | Pandor
Aileen Rao | Kekeru Goyu | Tetsu Trudge

Anubis | Paradox | Diva

Manga Only
Mr. Karita | Yako Tenma | Mr. Clown | Ahmet | Tragoedia | Luna | Leo

Card Games
The Lswarm | The Construct | Tierra | Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Video Games
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