Obelisk the Tormentor

Obelisk the Tormentor also known as Obelisk the Giant God Soldier in the Japanese version, is a character version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime card “Obelisk the Tormentor.” He is one of the Egyptian Gods’ most formidable monster spirits. “Obelisk the Tormentor” is his equivalent Duel Monsters card.

Obelisk the Tormentor

:black_small_square: Biography

The whole biography detail is written below:

:small_orange_diamond: Ancient Egypt

Obelisk, together with Slifer the Sky Dragon and The Winged Dragon of Ra, is one of the three Egyptian Gods. These beasts could only be summoned by the Pharaoh.

Bakura, King of Thieves, engaged in fierce combat with the priests when he attacked the Pharaoh’s palace after looting Aknamkanon’s tomb.

During the fight, Pharaoh Atem, Aknamkanon’s son, heard his father’s ghost say, “Justice lies in the name of the gods.” Atem was able to summon Obelisk to combat Diabound, causing Bakura to flee.

:small_orange_diamond: Battle city

Maximillion Pegasus produced cards picturing the three Egyptian Gods for his game Duel Monsters 3000 years later. The spirits of the Gods, however, came to reside in the cards, making them potent weapons.

When Pegasus realized this, he considered their creation to be one of his biggest blunders.

He attempted to destroy the God Cards but was unable to do so, so he had the Egyptian supreme council of antiquities buries the cards in various spots across the Valley of the Kings.

The Rare Hunters were successful in stealing the cards “Slifer the Sky Dragon” and “The Winged Dragon of Ra.” The Egyptian supreme council of antiquities, however, was able to prevent them from discovering the “Obelisk the Tormentor” card.

The council’s Ishizu Ishtar subsequently offered it to Seto Kaiba in exchange for his hosting the Battle City competition to reclaim the other two.

Kaiba employed “Obelisk the Tormentor” in several of his Battle City preliminary Duels. Ishizu Ishtar utilized the Millennium Necklace to look into the future during his quarter-final Duel with him.

She performed the Duel in accordance with her vision, which resulted in her defeating “Obelisk the Tormentor.” Kaiba was impelled to summon “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” after witnessing a vision of Priest Seto and Kisara, and did so by Tributing “Obelisk,” enabling him to win the Duel instead.

During Kaiba’s semi-final Duel with Yami Yugi, they summoned their Egyptian Gods, “Slifer the Sky Dragon” and “Obelisk the Tormentor,” causing Yami and Kaiba to experience a vision of an old city.

Slifer and the Obelisk were turned to stone here, while Priest Seto and Pharaoh Atem fought. After losing the Duel, Kaiba awarded Yami Yugi the “Obelisk the Tormentor” card per tournament regulations.

In his last Duel versus Yami Marik, Yami Yugi used “Obelisk.”

:small_orange_diamond: Doma

Yami Yugi brought the three Egyptian Gods to the stone tablet at the museum in order to retrieve his memories. However, when Dartz depleted their strength, the God cards started to sizzle with black energy.

Yami was then cut off as Duel Monster ghosts started to materialize around the city. Dartz’s men later stormed into Kame Game and took the God Cards. Yugi and his allies pursued Dartz’s soldiers, and Yami Yugi dueled one of them, Gurimo.

Despite not being a Duelist, Gurimo was able to Summon “Obelisk the Tormentor” and control its power using “The Seal of Orichalcos.” Guarino tossed the “Obelisk” card to Rafael after losing before Yami could grab it back.

Rafael, Alister, and Valon delivered the Egyptian God cards to Dartz, who put them in the jaws of three stone serpents to call The Great Leviathan.

Yami recovered the Egyptian God cards after beating Dartz in a Duel, despite the fact that their power had already been depleted.

After Yami Yugi’s soul was absorbed into The Great Leviathan, Dartz’s other captive souls were able to offer him their power. “In the name of the Pharaoh, arise!” said Yami, summoning the three Egyptian Gods.

Yami was also able to release himself, Joey Wheeler, and Seto Kaiba from the Leviathan by calling them. Obelisk, Slifer, and Ra fought against The Great Leviathan.

At first, the three pooled their strikes and seemed to vanquish it. The Leviathan, however, resurfaced in a new form, which Yami was able to vanquish.

:small_orange_diamond: Pyramid of Light

Kaiba Dueled and beat Pegasus in order to gain a card that might destroy the Egyptian God cards. Anubis increased Kaiba’s reward by one card, “Pyramid of Light.”

Kaiba then faced Yami Yugi in a Duel and used “Obligatory Summon” to compel him to summon Egyptian God cards before activating the “Pyramid of Light.”

Obelisk touched the pyramid out of curiosity. He, Ra, and Slifer were subsequently taken out of the game.

:small_orange_diamond: Memory World

When Yami Yugi visited the Memory World, he relived portions of his time as Pharaoh Atem and waged the struggle against Thief Bakura, summoning Obelisk once again.

To combat Zorc Necrophades, the Pharaoh summoned the three Egyptian Gods. Zorc, on the other hand, managed to overwhelm them and turn them to stone.

Atem was able to call the three Gods again after relearning his name, this time using cards from Yugi’s Deck. He then joined them into Horakhty, the Creator God of Light, who conquered Zorc.

Yugi and Atem built different Decks for the Ceremonial Battle, which Atem needed to win in order to go to the afterlife. Despite the fact that he needed to lose, Atem gave the Duel his best.

He included the three Egyptian God cards in his Deck and Summoned all three of them at the same time during the Duel. Yugi, on the other hand, was able to destroy them and win.

Full Name Obelisk the Tormentor
Alias Obelisk the Giant God Soldier
Origin Yu-Gi-oh
Occupation Egyptian god monster
Powers/skills Fist of fate, Fist of fury, Giant size, Soul energy max, God hand impact
Hobby Destroying monsters
goals Serve the chosen one, Destroy Zorc
Family No information
Friends No information
Enemies No information
Type of Hero Deity, Giant Monster, Guardian


“Obelisk the Tormentor” has a one-of-a-kind ability that allows you to Tribute two monsters to destroy all of your opponent’s monsters. After Special Summoning Obelisk, you may Tribute it with this effect. That’s a fantastic method to utilize Obelisk before it goes to the Graveyard during your End Phase.

:black_small_square: Obelisk the Tormentor

Tournament of Battle City “Obelisk the Tormentor,” like Kaiba’s Obelisk in the original Yu-Gi-Oh. The anime series boasts a staggering 4000 ATK as well as a slew of terrifying effects.

Unlike most monsters of Level 7 or above, “Obelisk the Tormentor” needs three Tributes to summon. When you Normal Summon it, cards like “Solemn Judgment” cannot negate its Summon.

When it’s Normal Summoned, no spells, traps, or monster effects may be triggered, so your opponent’s “Bottomless Trap Hole” won’t be able to destroy your Obelisk.

Obelisk can even defend against Spells, Traps, and Effect Monsters that target it, such as “Soul Taker,” “Icarus Attack,” and “Chaos Sorcerer.” It’s no surprise that Kaiba was always so sure of himself when he dueled.

Despite the fact that Obelisk needs three Tributes to Normal Summon, it may nonetheless be Special Summoned from your hand or Deck through certain card effects.

If you Special Summon Obelisk, it will be sent to the Graveyard during your End Phase, but with 4000 ATK, one turn is more than enough time for Obelisk to make its mark on the Duel or finish out your opponent.

Cards like “Reasoning” and “Monster Gate” may Special Summon Obelisk directly from the Deck.

Because Obelisk belongs to an exclusive group of Level 10 monsters, there is a very tiny possibility that your opponent will correctly name its level using “Reasoning.”

“Obelisk the Tormentor” has a one-of-a-kind ability that allows you to Tribute two monsters to destroy all of your opponent’s monsters.

After Special Summoning Obelisk, you may Tribute it with this effect. That’s a fantastic method to utilize Obelisk before it goes to the Graveyard during your End Phase.

To trigger Obelisk’s effect, you may even Tribute Sheep Tokens that were Special Summoned from “Scapegoat.”

:black_small_square: Obelisk the Tormentor- Episode 054

“Obelisk the Tormentor,” also known as “This City Becomes Battle City!” in Japan, is the 54th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime. It premiered on May 8, 2001, in Japan, then on November 30, 2002, in the United States.

That evening, Yami Yugi and Tea go to the Domino Museum and discover a stone tablet portraying combat between a Pharaoh and a high-ranking Priest. One resembles Yugi, while the other resembles Kaiba.

Ishizu Ishtar, the keeper of the Millennium Necklace, then greets them. She identifies herself as a member of the tribe that has been guarding the Pharaoh’s memory for the last 3,000 years.

She describes the power of her Millennium Necklace and how she can see the start of a new fight. She informs Yami that he came to the Museum of his own free choice and so selected the Fate of battle.

He has no option except to collect the 7 Millennium Items if he wants to regain his memory. Suspicious Yami wonders which side she is on.

Ishizu calmly responds that she is not Yami’s antagonist, but that she can see a guy carrying a new Item who would be in front of Yami soon enough.

She goes on to say that Yami’s struggle is for the purpose of regaining his memories and that his Fate will be revealed soon enough. The rest is up to Yami to verify with his own eyes.

Meanwhile, Seto is at the KaibaCorp headquarters, putting his new Duel Disks to the test. He is up against a Duel Computer utilizing the same Deck he used at the Duelist Kingdom.

Despite the fact that the machine Summons all three copies of “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” and fuses them to form “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon,” Seto Tributes three of his monsters to Summon his Egyptian God Card, “Obelisk the Tormentor,”

Then Tributes his other two monsters to use its effect, destroying all of the Duel Machine’s monsters and wiping out the rest of its Life Points, and overloading the system as well.


The Deity of Obelisk (the Duel Monster) is most likely a significantly more ferocious-looking version of Geb, the Egyptian god of Earth, soil, and stone, or he is one of Egypt’s even older gods possibly from before Seth/demonetization.

:black_small_square: Featured Duel: Seto Kaiba vs. Duel Machine

The detail is given below:

Turn 1: Duel Machine: Duel Machine is a draw. Then it summons a monster.

Turn 2: Kaiba: Kaiba creates “Battle Ox.” He then discards a card and summons “Battle Ox” (1700/1000) in Attack Position through Normal Summon. “Battle Ox” strikes and destroys “Cyber Jar,” a Duel Machine Set monster (900/900).

The “Cyber Jar” Flip Effect then triggers, eliminating all monsters on the field. And forcing both Duelists to draw five cards from their Decks and Special Summon or Set any Level 4 or below monster they discover into the field.

The remaining cards are placed in the players’ hands. The Duel Machine summons two monsters, while Kaiba summons one monster and Special Summons in Attack Position “Maha Vailo” (1550/1400), “Dark Zebra” (1800/400), “Boar Soldier” (2000/500), and “Hitotsu-Me Giant” (1200/1000).

Turn 3: Duel Machine: Duel Machine is a draw. It then Tribute Summons “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” (3000/2500) in Attack Position by Tributing both of its Set monsters, “Aqua Madoor” (1200/2000) and “Wall of Illusion” (1000/1850).

Turn 4: Kaiba: Duel Machine is a winner. Then, by Tributing both of its Set monsters, “Aqua Madoor” (1200/2000) and “Wall of Illusion” (1000/1850), it Tribute Summons “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” (3000/2500) in Attack Position.

Turn 5: Duel Machine: Duel Machine is the victor. Then, it Tribute Summons “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” (3000/2500) in Attack Position by Tributing both of its Set monsters, “Aqua Madoor” (1200/2000) and “Wall of Illusion” (1000/1850).

Turn 6: Kaiba: Seto moves “Maha Vailo,” “Dark Zebra,” and “Boar Soldier” to defense.

Turn 7: Duel Machine: Duel Machine is a draw. It then uses “The Flute of Summoning Dragon” to Special Summon two “Blue-Eyes White Dragons” from its hand in Attack Position (3000/2500 for both).

The Duel Machine then uses its face-down “Polymerization” to combine all three “Blue-Eyes White Dragons” and Fusion Summon “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon” (4500/3800) in Attack Position.

Because Fusion Monsters cannot attack in the same turn that they are summoned, the Duel Machine’s turn is over.

Turn 8: Kaiba: “Obelisk the Tormentor” is drawn by Kaiba. He then Tribute Summon “Obelisk the Tormentor” (4000/4000) in Attack Position by Tributing “Boar Soldier,” “Dragon Seeker,” and his Set monster (“D.D. Warrior”).

Kaiba then Tributes “Dark Zebra” and “Maha Vailo” to trigger the first effect of “Obelisk the Tormentor,” making its ATK and DEF limitless. “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon” is attacked and destroyed by “Obelisk the Tormentor” (Duel Machine 4000 0).

:small_orange_diamond: Differences in Adaptations

The bright yellow eye develops on Yami Yugi’s forehead at the top of the stairs leading to the museum’s basement in the dub, but it doesn’t seem to be there in a side shot of Tea glancing sideways at him before they walk down.

When he and Téa enter the room, it has completely vanished in front of their eyes. In the original, though, the eye never emerges on his head.

Because Yami already knows he is from ancient Egypt, he does not learn this in the English version.

However, in the Japanese version, Yami knows nothing until he sees the tablet and learns this and much of everything else from the same episode in the dub except his substitute “name” of Yami.

In the dub, he learns from Ishizu Ishtar, who titles him, King Yami, before leaving him, that he was previously a pharaoh, however in the original, Yami knows quite a bit in his mind and conveys what knowledge he decoded to Téa/Anzu before Ishizu comes, and she does not name him.

Both versions show Yami identifying Ishizu’s necklace/task as a Millennium Item, but in the dub, he doesn’t appear to be concerned, in the original, he is first skeptical and wonders whether she is his adversary.

A scene of Mai joyfully strangling Téa is cut from the dub, as is a shot of Téa’s face going blue. The Japanese machine that was battling Kaiba had a deep, masculine voice, but the English dub’s robot had a feminine voice.

When Kaiba was able to draw Obelisk the Tormentor in the dub, he behaved as if he knew he would. On the draw, he was “risking everything as a duelist,” according to the Japanese.

In the Japanese, Yami instructs Téa not to inform Yugi, who is unaware of their museum visit, the tablet, or what Ishizu has stated, so that Yugi would not be concerned about him, primarily in regaining his memories, however in the dub, Yugi seems to be aware of their trip to the museum.

:small_orange_diamond: Mistakes

When the duel bot summons “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon” the card on the duel bot is “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” instead of “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon”.

Despite Kaiba claiming to set a card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone, the card displays as a Set “D.D. Warrior” on the Duel Disk when “Battle Ox” is summoned.

When Cyber Jar is assaulted and exposed in the dub, its DEF is indicated as 1000 rather than 900. When Battle Ox is summoned in the original, the visual displays it with 900 DEF.

When Kaiba plays “Dragon Seeker,” it’s represented as a Level 4 monster even though he’s plainly Tribute summoning it.

To be Precise

Because of the 4000 ATK/Def numbers and how long it took to print for real gaming, Obelisk the Tormentor is a fantastic pick. The Divine and Divine giant typings aren’t making it any simpler to situate the gods in the competitive field.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here are some questions about Obelisk the Tormentor:

1. How did Yugi get the obelisk?

In accordance with the tournament regulations, after Kaiba lost the Duel, he handed Yami Yugi the “Obelisk the Tormentor” card. In his last Duel against Yami Marik, Yami Yugi used “Obelisk.”

2. What is the significance of the name Obelisk the Tormentor?

This card was named after Osiris, the Egyptian God of Life, Death, and Fertility. Obelisk The name Tormentor was taken from the term “obelisk,” which was an Egyptian edifice with four sides and a pyramid dome on top.

3. How tall is Yu-Gi-Obelisk?

At almost 30cm tall, this statue has a commanding presence befitting one of the greatest cards in the series. The series Obelisk is also properly replicated, with exquisite shading and painting that gives it a strong but realistic look.

4. Which deity card has Kaiba?

Kaiba relished in the strength of “Obelisk the Tormentor” after testing it against his own Deck, and he utilized it against Koji Nagumo and numerous Rare Hunters, including Lumis and Umbra, throughout the tournament.

5. What cards are capable of defeating Exodia?

If you wish to be more aggressive, employ cards that target your opponent’s hand, such as Chaos Dragon Levine, Psy-Frame Lord Omega, and Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin, which may remove Exodia pieces from your opponent’s hand, preventing or delaying them from attaining their victory condition.

6. Can a black hole destroy the Obelisk?

The Obelisk has no effect to keep it from being destroyed. It can simply not be targeted. It may be dealt with by any non-targeting destruction effect, such as Raigeki or Dark Hole.

7. Who has Egyptian God Cards?

Yami Marik initially used it in a Shadow Game against Yami Bakaru and Marik’s spirit, but the latter two lost. After winning the Battle City Tournament, the card was presented to Yugi, giving him possession of all three Egyptian god cards.

8. Is it possible for Yugi to win all three Egyptian God Cards?

This card appears in a flashback Téa sees in episode 144 when she recalls the group viewing the God cards for the first time aboard the Battle Ship. This card appears in another flashback Téa has as she recalls Yugi winning the Battle City Tournament and all three Egyptian God Cards.

9. Why did Osiris alter his name to Slifer?

Sam Murakami, a 4Kids employee, altered the name Osiris to Slifer, presumably owing of a religious symbol/reference. Wikipedia defines a god card in the Yu-Gi-Oh!

10. What is the most vulnerable Egyptian God card?

The obelisk is undoubtedly the weakest of the three God cards, but it is still well worth a slot on this list.


To sum up the topic about Obelisk the Tormentor, it could be said that Slifer and its more muscular cobalt counterpart, Obelisk the Tormentor, have some overlapping effects: both of their Normal Summons cannot be negated, and they anything that activates in the Summon response window cannot be utilized.

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