Maximillion Pegasus serves as the first antagonist in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. He is the president of Industrial Illusions and the creator of the Duel Monsters game. He has many rare cards in his deck, some of which were never even released to the public. Among these are his trademark and infamous Toon Monsters.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Pegasus's 10 Strongest Toon Monsters
Maximillion Pegasus is one of Yu-Gi-Oh's earliest and most memorable villains, but what were his strongest Toon Monsters?
Pegasus uses them constantly throughout Duelist Kingdom, initially earning the mockery of his opponents. Kaiba outright laughs at the creatures but soon discovers how powerful they are. Pegasus' deck is full of these monsters that perfectly fit his overly dramatic personality. And with so many toon monsters, the only question remaining is, which one is the strongest?
10. Toon Masked Sorcerer
Like the rest of Pegasus' Toon monsters, the magic card Toon World needs to be active in the field for players to use Toon Masked Sorcerer. With only 900 ATK and 1400 DEF, this is Pegasus' weakest Toon. It is also unable to attack in the same turn the player summons it.
If the opponent doesn't control a Toon Monster, this card can inflict direct damage to his or her Life Points. Lastly, when this card inflicts Battle Damage, the user can draw one card from their deck.
9. Toon Mermaid
In the anime, Toon Mermaid is the toon version of Red Archery Girl. Pegasus uses it in his duel against Yugi, in which he overwhelms the spiky-haired protagonist with the seemingly invincible toons.
As a monster, Toon Mermaid is somewhat impressive. It has 1400 ATK and 1500 DEF, making it decent. However, it can dodge the opponents' attack and counter them without being destroyed. Pegasus can also hide her inside the Toon World, preventing it from being attacked by Yugi during the boy's turn.
8. Toon Cannon Soldier
Toon Cannon Soldier is, perhaps, the least impressive of Pegasus' cartoons. It has 1400 ATK and 1300 DEF and lacks any additional ability other than the ones intrinsic to all toon monsters.
Pegasus uses this card during the Pyramid of Light movie. His deck is also overflowing with toon monsters, and his strategy consists of swarming the field with them. However, and despite his best efforts, he still loses the duel against Seto Kaiba.
Like Cannon Soldier before, Pegasus only uses Toon Gemini Elf in the movie. This card has an impressive 1900 ATK but a pitiful 900 DEF, making it somewhat tricky to use.
Toon Gemini Elf, however, has an additional and valuable effect. Whenever it inflicts Battle Damage, the opponent needs to discard one random card from their deck. Toon Gemini Elf is far from Pegasus' most impressive card, but it is a worthy addition to his toon army.
Dark Magician Girl is one of Yugi's favorite monsters. She also plays a prominent role in several of the anime's arcs, mainly Waking the Dragons. She also acts as Téa's Deck Master in Enter the Shadow Realm and rescues Yugi more than once.
Toon Dark Magician Girl has 2000 ATK and 1700 DEF. Like the regular Dark Magician Girl, the toon counterpart gains 300 ATK points for each Dark Magician or Magician of Black Chaos in either player's graveyard. Pegasus first uses this card during a duel with Seto Kaiba, although "Pegasus" is actually Alister in disguise. The card returns in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, once again under Pegasus' control.
5. Manga Ryu-Ran
Leave it to Pegasus to take a mysterious and somewhat sinister monster and turn it into an orange, Barney-like figure. The charming villain does that to Ryu-Ran during his duel with Yugi in the Duelist Kingdom finals.
Manga Ryu-Ran is ridiculous in the best possible way. Like Toon Mermaid, it can avoid attacks and retreat into the Toon World to protect itself from harm. It's also rather impressive, with 2200 ATK and 2600 DEF. It's a shame it only made two appearances in the entire anime.
Toon Goblin Attack Force is the ideal monster for Pegasus's swarm strategy. Goblin Attack Force is one of Joey's most convenient cards, and Pegasus takes full advantage of it during his duel against Kaiba in the movie. It has a high 2300 ATK, but it comes at the expense of its DEF, which is 0.
Furthermore, whenever this card attacks, it changes to Defense Position and cannot change back until the End Phase of the player's next turn. It's a tricky card indeed, but Pegasus loves tricks. It's a match made in toon heaven.
Summoned Skull is one of Yugi's trademark cards. It's part of the young boy's deck from the very first episode and remains one of his most impressive monsters for the entire series. Yugi has a very close bond with all his monsters, so of course, it hurts when Pegasus steals his Summoned Skull.
In Toon form, Summoned Skull becomes a hilarious prankster. It openly mocks Yugi and adopts a wicked and mean-spirited approach to battling. Its ATK and DEF stay the same, at 2500 and 1200 respectively, but it gains the toon's ability to avoid attacks and hide inside the Toon World for protection.
If Yugi disliked seeing his dear monster turned into a Toon, then Kaiba outright hated it. When Pegasus takes control of his priced Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Kaiba goes into a rage. He accuses Pegasus of turning his beloved and fierce monster into a joke and swears vengeance.
Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon actually seems entertained by his former master's anger. It even mocks and provokes Kaiba further, to Pegasus' delight. In Toon Form, the dragon maintains its absurd 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF while also acquiring the qualities that make toon monsters so tough to beat.
Pegasus only uses Toon Ancient Gear Golem once, during his return in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. However, once is enough to proclaim this as the absolute king of Toon cards.
Like other toon cards in the anime, Toon Ancient Gear Golem isn't a physical card but rather the result of a magic card, Comic Hand, affecting a regular monster, Ancient Gear Golem. In toon form, the Golem retains its base form's effects. These include inflicting Piercing Damage to the opponent if it attacks a defense position monster and preventing the activation of Spell and Trap cards during its attack phase.