Dinosaur Ryuzaki (Rex Raptor in the 4Kids dub) is a minor recurring antagonist in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime series.

About Dinosaur Ryuzaki

Dinosaur Ryuzaki plays a deck focusing on dinosaur type monsters, although his mightiest monsters are dragon type. He is the runner-up in the regional championship, losing the final round to Insector Haga. He is not a cheater like Haga but is a jerk all the same.

In the manga, Ryuzaki is portrayed as rude, brash and dislikable but not villainous. In his second appearance, he displays no more hostility towards the protagonists that usual. He is also displayed as a genuinely skilled and dangerous duelist, whose defeats usually demonstrates that the other duelist means business.

However, the last seasons of the anime adaptation portray him as a joke easily dispatched by the villains, and willing to sell his soul to get revenge on Katsuya Jonouchi. They also portray him as Haga's best friend and partner in crime, something much less apparent in the manga.

Duelist Kingdom

Ryuzaki entered Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus J. Crawford's tournament. On the boat, he made it clear that he thought rules were for wimps. He fell in love with Mai Kujaku, who dueled him, in which if she won, she would get his room, and if he won, she would give him a kiss. Mai won and kicked Ryuzaki out of his room.

Ryuzaki later attempted to duel her again as revenge, and she decided that she would if he could defeat Katsuya Jonouchi in a duel. Ryuzaki challenged Jonouchi to a duel in which his friends were forbidden from helping him. Jonouchi accepted, and soon faced the wrath of Ryuzaki's most powerful monster, the Red-Eyes Black Dragon. He eventually made a bet with Jonouchi, staking their rarest cards (Ryuzaki's Red-Eyes for Jonouchi's Time Magician) on the outcome. Jonouchi defeated him using Time Magician, taking his Star Chips and Red-Eyes, and Ryuzaki was eliminated from the tournament.

Battle City

Ryuzaki entered Battle City, but was eliminated when Esper Roba, a duelist who claims to have psychic powers (but in reality has his brothers tell him what cards are in his opponents' hands), defeated him. He then stayed around to see the outcome of Esper's duel with Jonouchi, while scolding the latter.

Waking the Dragons

In Season 4, Waking the Dragons, Ryuzaki and Haga attempted to steal Yugi and Jonouchi's rare cards, but were challenged to a duel by Gurimo, who beat them and took their souls. They were released after Yugi defeated Gurimo. Ryuzaki and Haga snuck aboard during Yugi's trip over to Pegasus' castle in the hopes of finding rare cards and tried to get an Orichalcos card from Rafael, becoming two of Dartz's henchmen after hitchhiking aboard Rafael's helicopter. Ryuzaki dueled Jonouchi in a train station as revenge for taking his Red-Eyes, and was defeated. His soul was taken by the Orichalcos, and was released when Dartz and the Orichalcos God were defeated.

Grand Championship

In the first half of Season 5, Grand Championship,  Ryuzaki and Haga entered Kaiba's tournament as one duelist, and dueled Siegfried von Schroider, who easily defeated them with his Valkyries.

Dawn of the Duel

In the second half of Season 5, Dawn of the Duel, Ryuzaki and Haga stole Yugi's Millennium Items and Egyptian God Cards (only going after the latter), but ran into Dark Bakura, who knocked them out (temporarily trapped their souls in the Shadow Realm in the 4Kids dub) and returned the cards and items to Yugi. They suffered a lot of the consequences of Zorc ravaging the past, but survived it all.