Kai Szasazu
Kai Szasazu is a major character and secondary antagonist in the manga/anime series, Dark Game!, and tritagonist of the manga/anime series, Dragoon!. He is is the majority shareholder and CEO of his own multi-national training organization, TorrentCorp., and the heir to the Lord of the Dragon Gods. Kai aims to be the world's strongest fighter, willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. To accomplish this goal, he must defeat his arch-rival, Ginta Typhoon. As the main antagonist of most of the Dragon Riders Saga and former leader of the Dragon Riders, Kai is now the team captain of the Spirit Chi Warriors. Kai is commonly viewed as an anti-hero, as his goals are usually ego-centric, pertaining to his pride, but he does have a sense of honor and fairness. Originally the arch-enemy of the main protagonist, Kai was very antagonistic towards Yugi and his team, before he reformed himself. Kai grew up alone, and was forced to learn everything he knows on his own accord. Kai had grown a rational fear and deep-rooted hatred for his grandfather, Voltaire Szasazu, as he was living in his shadow as a crutch for his grandfather's ambitions, always used as a pawn to his grandfather's schemes. As the series goes by, Kai begins to mellow out, becoming more of a silent yet observant fighter, who still retains his arrogance and cold-hearted nature. Kai's sheer determination and motivation to overcome his own darkness and destroy what his grandfather represents, is deeply connected to his past, as well as his inner solitude and confinement. Kai's story comes full circle as he realizes the Chi Warriors aren't just his teammates, but his friends. Kai is the possessor of the Ancient Beast God, Relinquished, the Destroyer. Kai eventually chooses his own path of freedom to follow, permanently putting his past behind him. This path allows Kai to see through his own darkness. As a result, Kai finds that all he truly wants in life is complete freedom.
Anime DG! Episode #N/a
Movie Dark Game: N/a
Appears in Manga, Anime, Movies
Birthdate January 1, 1960
Gender Male
  • Dark Game: 14
  • Pre-Era: 14-15
  • Post-Era: 16
  • EoS: 19
  • Spirit Chi Warriors
  • Dragon's Den
Elemental Release Water Release
Spirit Beast Torrent/Relinquished
Academy Grad. Age 14

"I want... FREEDOM!!"


Cold, cool, and calculative, Kai is constantly shown throughout the series to be generally apathetic and insensitive towards people. Kai usually displays an aloof, reserved, and detached personality towards a majority of the characters within the series. In addition, he is also cold-hearted, callous, and extremely arrogant, often underestimating his opponents to better satisfy his ego. Kai's arrogance, along with his quiet yet cold nature is perhaps is most defining traits, as he is shown to be like this throughout the entire series. As an antagonist, Kai was heartless, not caring for anybody, and even showing hardly any interest in his teammates.

However, that was revealed to be false as he hides his true feelings from his comrades. When he joined the Spirit Chi Warriors, he had quickly grown to hate each one of them, especially Ginta. He would antagonize them anyway he could, as well as make them feel worthless. Due to this, he had isolated himself, prefering to train alone. Kai is also shown to be extremely unbiased when it comes to his opponents. He is displayed as a guy who spares nobody, relentless and doesn't hesitate to kill any males or females, regardless of their ages. Although it is subtle, Kai's change happens where he begins to realize the importance of a team, finally beginning to cherish the ones that he have come to know for so long. In addition, he comes to terms with what he really wants in life, becoming content with his life. Usually calm, introverted and observant, Kai prefers to isolate himself from others, displaying a quite preserved attitude and state of mind. Mentally, he is one of the strongest characters in the series, shown as when he resisted the corruption his grandfather placed into his mind. Kai's rather brutal, collected, and cold-hearted personality was created from the harsh treatment and environment he was forced to endure from living with his grandfather.

Although these traits of Kai's lessens over time, the core of his personality still remains, signifying that the nightmare and fear of being trapped under his grandfather's control and used as a pawn for his ambition. This had been scarred into Kai's personality for good; being used as a constant reminder to Kai of the horrible childhood he grew up in. Kai's most recognizable traits are his strong pride, his honor as a true fighter, and his isolated personality. As an individual, Kai is extremely prideful, often taking a loss extremely seriously, resulting in a wounded pride. Usually, Kai goes into sudden states of depression and determination to defeat the person that has defeated him, going off to train for sometime and return to challenge them in the future. Kai's honor is expressed in a way that differs from others. Although he went a large portion of the series despising the Chi Warriors, and brutally murdering anybody that fought him, Kai still had a sense of honor. This is shown several times throughout the series. For example, when Kai went evil after re-joining the Dragon Riders, despite wanting to defeat and possibly kill Ginta, he wanted to have a completely fair fight against him, even threatening to kill the Dragon Warriors when they came to defeat Yugi as back-up to Kai.


Background InformationEdit

Dark Game!Edit



Dragon RidersEdit

Rare HuntersEdit

Sermon LeagueEdit

Battle TestimonyEdit


Dawn of the DragonsEdit

Carnage of EvilEdit

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Fighting StyleEdit

Beat Down:Edit


  • Water Manipulation:
  • Devil's Eye:
    • Mystic Water:
    • Vapor Whirlpool:
    • Water Shockwaves:
  • Forbidden Technique - Hydro Pump (ハイドロポンプHaidoroponpu):
  • Isolation Seal:


  • Super Whirlpool (スーパーワールプールSūpāwārupūru): Kai creates a giant whirlpool that draws in his opponent. Afterwards, Kai traps his enemy within the whirlpool, suffocating them, and depleting their strength.
  • Hydro-Tsunami (ハイドロ津波Haidoro tsunami): Kai gathers a large portion of his Reiki, unleashing a humongous wave that destroys everything in its general path.
  • Water Wall: Iron Defense (水壁:てっぺきMizu kabe: Teppeki): By releasing a constant flow of Reiki in the form of water, Kai can put up an impenetrable defense of water, capable of blocking any attack. Kai further develops the technique to the point where it blocks, and absorbs the incoming attack of his foe.
  • Great Torrent Waterfall (グレートトレント滝Gurētotorento taki): Kai summons water from beneath the earth's surface. Afterwards, he engulfs his opponent, suffocating and crushing them.

Creation and ConceptEdit

Kai was originally created as a starter villain to the introduction of the series second half. He was meant to have the role of the secondary antagonist during the Dragon Riders Saga, with his grandfather, Voltaire Szasazu taking over during the second half of the arc to exact his revenge. However, the creator, Nicco, decided against that, believing Kai to have been useful, as well as popular. These components made the character perfect for a major role in the storyline. As a result, Nicco instead opted to keep Kai, turning him into the main antagonist of the first arc, and from then on out, using Kai as the arch-rival/nemesis of the series main protagonist, Ginta Typhoon. Nicco's reasonings for keeping Kai were because he felt that Kai's story had much bigger potential than he was letting on, and that he wanted to expand on that storyline as best as he could, feeling that he had a strong enough character build up to stay in the story. In addition, he felt that he could tie in Kai's character growth within the main story line, as well as broaden the possibilities for new story elements.


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