35 Most Iconic Female Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh has some of the best-known female characters in all of card games.

There are a lot of strong women in Yu-Gi-Oh, both on the cards and as characters in the manga and anime.

It’s worth taking a look at the ones who have made the biggest difference in the game’s past.

This list will break down all the female cards we know and love, from cards that looked great in the anime to cards that totally changed the meta game in real life.

35. Vampire Vamp

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Don’t think about how she might be after your blood.

Don’t think about the fact that she is a bad character.

Don’t think about the fact that she is a zombie and that her Yu-Gi-Oh name is “Bobby Bob.”

If you ignore all that, you’re left with a very attractive woman who dresses in a way that is both modest and appealing.

Just don’t go to the beach with her.

34. Windwitch – Glass Bell

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Here’s a fun-loving girl who would definitely go to cosplay and anime events.

We won’t even talk about the weird pose Konami gave her.

Best of all, she’s pretty good and has some nice search entrance skills, so you can hide your true feelings for her behind a mask of dueling competition.

Hey, in the anime, the cards have souls, so having a crush on her isn’t that strange, right?

Tell yourself that every February 14.

33. X-Saber Anu Piranha

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Even though they aren’t as good as they used to be, X-Saber cards were very powerful when they first came out.

They were great at flooding the field and killing a lot of cards. Anu Piranha doesn’t do anything, but it has a good ATK and—oh, you don’t care, do you?

You’re interested in her wicked red armor, long hair that flows in the wind, and weapon that looks like it was made by a kid.

That thing isn’t very useful. You might want to stay close to her in battle, just in case she needs help. That’s it, then.

32. Protector of the Throne

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Protector may be a weak normal monster with no powers, but she’s a cute and loyal partner who, according to her card text, guards the throne when the king isn’t there.

Oh, and I forgot to say that she’s rich.

You might be able to get her to pay for your dates and booster packs.

You vile gold digger, you.

31. High Priestess of Prophecy

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We could talk about how interesting it is that High Priest copies Dark Magician’s stats in battle or how she has some unique skills that help the Spellbook archetype.

But, let’s be honest, she’s mostly talked about because of her pretty red hair, seductive pose, and showing clothes.

Most important?

Not quite.

Looks good?

Oh yes.

30. Amazoness Queen

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Who better than the queen to stand in for the Amazoness monsters?

The Amazoness character has been around since the time of Yugi Muto. They first appeared in the set Labyrinth of Nightmare.

Throughout the history of the anime, they have been played by many different duelists, from Mai Valentine in the first Yu-Gi-Oh series to the Tyler twins in Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V.

Even though this deck was never really used in professional play, fans all over the world loved it, and old school players will remember these cards with a smile.

29. Denko Sekka

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When it came to competition, Denko Sekka was often used in multiple decks as a floodgate that was easy to call.

As long as Denko Sekka is on the field, set spells and traps don’t work at all.

This means you can’t use or set any more magic or traps that are already set.

This effect is great for taking down decks with a lot of spells and traps.

And in Yu-Gi-Oh!, nothing is more annoying than thinking you have the perfect combo going and then getting hit with a Bottomless Trap Hole out of nowhere.

Denko Sekka protects you from all of these traps and more, making it the perfect addition to any deck.

28. Deep Sea Diva

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The water levels on Deep Sea Diva went from being okay to being great.

It’s the main searcher for these decks, and you can’t really have a water deck without Deep Sea Diva.

When it is called up, you can use its special ability to call up any sea snake of level 3 or lower from the deck.

In Yu-Gi-Oh, most searchers just add things to your hand. Deep Sea Diva, on the other hand, lets you put strong monsters on the board right away.

And just because the monsters are level 3 or lower doesn’t mean they are weaker than the normal monster.

This card is actually great for setting up XYZ summons:

Just use this effect to special call a level 2 monster, and you’ll get a rank 2 monster right away.

27. Ruin, Queen of Oblivion

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When Advanced Ritual Art first came out, Demise, King of Armageddon and Ruin, Queen of Oblivion were part of a well-known OTK.

If you played Yu-Gi-Oh around this time, this card might give you chills just by looking at it.

The idea was to quickly ritually summon these cards with Advanced Ritual Art by sending regular insect monsters from your deck to the grave, then finish off your opponent with Doom Dozer by banishing these insects.

Simple, and it really hurts.

One of the most powerful queens in card games is Ruin, Queen of Oblivion. She really deserves to be called that!

26. Trickstar Lycoris

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Trickstars was one of the first decks to show what Link summoning could really do.

When Link monsters were first released, I was not sure how good they would be.

But when I saw the plays Trickstars could pull off, I had a whole new opinion.

There are so many great Trickstar monsters that it’s hard to choose just one to represent the class as a whole.

I chose Trickstar Lycoris because I think she’s the best of the bunch and she’s the first thing I think of when I think of this deck.

If you’ve never played with Link summoning rules before, this deck is a great place to start.

25. The Weather Painter Rainbow

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When it comes to famous Link summoning decks, “The Weather” is a cute pattern that players all over the world will know.

The Weather Painter Rainbow is the most powerful card in the deck and the boss monster.

It can stop your opponent from summoning a monster by sacrificing itself, but its second affect is where its real power lies.

Any “The Weather” monster this card points to can now get rid of itself to stop an effect from happening.

Since this card has 3 link lines, you’re looking at 3 negates in a single turn. That kind of trouble is almost hard to fix!

24. Witch of the Black Forest

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The Witch of the Black Forest is one of the most famous old Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

Before the card’s text was changed, Witch of the Black Forest was so good that it was banned for a long time.

When it goes from the field to the graveyard, you can look through your deck for any monster with 1500 defense or less.

You can search for so many good monsters from this, which means your plays can get crazy as soon as your Witch hits the graveyard.

The old-school combo was to use the ability of Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End to destroy this card.

This was a bad combination of two bad effects, and if you’re playing old-school, it was even worse. Yu-Gi-Oh, you have to try to pull this off at some point.

23. Darklord Ixchel

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Even without the monster powers, this card’s art is beautiful.

It mixes the usual anime/manga theme of Yu-Gi-Oh with a strong-looking demon theme to make a deck that looks like it could beat you.

Ixchel is the most strong Darklord in the archetype, no doubt about it.

It lets you draw better cards from your deck when you throw it away, and while it’s on the field, it lets you use spells you’ve already used.

Darklords are all about using spells to bring back their monsters from the dead. So, if Ixchel’s action doesn’t let you use them again, you really don’t have a leg to stand on.

22. Aussa the Earth Charmer (and all other Charmers)

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Some of the best artwork on female Yu-Gi-Oh cards is on the elemental charmers.

In the most current Charmer structure deck, the art on these cards was updated, but I like the originals better.

Something about the sketchy comic style from back in the day looks great to me.

Any duelist will have their own favorite elemental beauty if you ask them.

Aussa the Earth Charmer is the one I have to choose.

As a kid, I used to play this card all the time in my Earth deck. It has the cutest art of all the cards.

21. Arcanite Magician

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Did you know that it was proven that Arcanite Magician is a woman?

I had no idea!

I mean, sure, her hair is long. This, though, is Yu-Gi-Oh!

Have you seen Yugi’s hair?

In the early days of synchro summoning, Arcanite Magician was one of the monsters that was played the most.

At the time, archetypes weren’t as common as they are now, so it wasn’t out of the question to put a couple of spellcasters in your deck to call this card.

When it is summoned, you can use its effect to remove up to two cards your opponent controls, but it will cost you this card’s attack stat.

This means you can get rid of spells, traps, and monsters all with one card, making the Arcanite Magician a very useful tool in any deck with a tuner.

20. Chamber Dragonmaid

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In current Yu-Gi-Oh!, Chamber Dragonmaid is one of the most sought-after cards.

Collectors love this card for both its art and how strong it is in many dragon-based decks.

When you call it, it looks through your deck for a Dragonmaid spell or trap and puts it in your hand. This lets you set up some crazy combos.

Then, you can trade this card on the field for a Dragonmaid monster from your hand or graveyard that is even bigger.

This card is the best searcher there is.

19. Cyber Angel Benten

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As a child, I was a huge fan of the Cyber Angel character.

In the anime, Alexis Rhodes didn’t get enough fights to show how powerful this deck is.

And Cyber Angel Benten has become famous because of how it is played now.

This card has not only ruled the Yu-Gi-Oh metagame in real life, but it has also taken the Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links world by storm.

This card is so good that it has been put on a list of cards that can’t be played, mostly because of how it interacts with the new Drytron strategy.

I’m sad that Cyber Angels are getting nerfed, but I guess there’s a part of me that’s glad they’re finally good enough to need a nerf.

18. Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights

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As someone who lives in England, I can’t tell you how cool it was to see English tales and legends in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Isolde is my favorite Noble Knight card by a long shot.

The art has a great royal feel, and the result makes Noble Knight decks go from good to unbeatable.

When Isolde is on the field, you can check your deck for warrior monsters and add them to your hand, but you can’t play them on the turn you find them.

On the other hand, you can special call a warrior from your deck by sending equip spells from your deck to the graveyard.

Noble Knight decks have a lot of equip spells, so this is easy to do.

Both ways are great ways to get your strongest warriors on the field as quickly as possible, which makes Isolde a great card for Noble Knight decks and general fighter decks alike.

17. Shinobaroness Peacock

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Shinobirds are a very strange Yu-Gi-Oh character.

They are the only ritual-spirit decks, which is one of the strangest combos I’ve ever heard of.

Spirit monsters are cards that you can put back into your hand at the end of the turn you called them.

So why in the world would you want that on a sacred monster?

This card doesn’t leave you empty-handed (or, I guess, empty field-ed?) when it leaves the field.

It leaves you with two tokens of level 4 Shinobirds, which you can use to ritually call this card again on your next turn.

Putting the effect aside, the art on this card is just gorgeous.

The combination of traditional Japanese art and the bird spirit theme works well, and that’s why I built this deck in real life.

16. Cyber Harpie Lady

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In current Yu-Gi-Oh, there are many ways to choose the monsters for your deck.

You look at how different monsters work with your plan, what types and abilities they have, and if they fit into a certain archetype.

In the old days of Yu-Gi-Oh, choosing cards was easier: big attacks meant good.

Cyber Harpie Lady was used in many decks for this reason: it was a level 4 monster with 1800 attack, which is pretty good for putting pressure on your opponent.

Even though this card wasn’t used as much as other 1800-attack monsters like Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, it was still used enough to make this card memorable as hell.

15. Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

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Ghost Ogre and Snow Rabbit started the “archetype” of the ghost-girls hand trap, which is one of the strongest sets of cards ever made.

Each ghost-girl can throw herself away from her hand to cancel out different results.

Ghost Ogre doesn’t exactly cancel, but it does destroy any face-up card that uses its ability.

This is a great way to get rid of both big monsters and strong field spells, making it a great addition to any deck.

14. Injection Fairy Lily

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Legacy of Darkness was one of the most famous secret rare sets ever.

In one spot, we have Yata Garasu, the Yu-Gi-Oh monster with the most broken spirit.

Then there’s Fairy Injection Lily, a card that can beat almost any monster your opponent sends your way.

In fact, Injection Fairy Lily was banned for a short time because no one could beat a 3k beater that doesn’t even need a tribute.

For old-school fans, this card is a real icon.

It was one of the strongest monsters that could be summoned normally at the time, and I have many happy memories of beating my opponents with her.

13. Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal

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Burning Abyss is one of the coolest themes ever seen in Yu-Gi-Oh.

I mean, Dante’s Inferno-inspired demons? Does it get any better than that?

Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal is one of the best XYZ monsters in this deck, and boy, does it bring something special to the game.

It basically lets you play Foolish Burial every turn, preparing your graveyard for whatever plays and plans you have in mind.

Beatrice has only been released twice in the TCG, and both times were in legendary rares.

It was first released as a Gold Secret Rare in Premium Gold: Infinite Gold and then as a Premium Gold rare in Maximum Gold.

It’s safe to say that the gold foiling, light artwork, and black XYZ edge on this card make it look absolutely beautiful.

Definitely a card to keep.

12. Traptrix Rafflesia

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This card has five famous women on it, but I’m counting it as one.

Traptrix Rafflesia is one of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s most dangerous XYZ monsters.

You know all those good cards like Bottomless Trap Hole, right?

You can quickly get rid of your opponent’s monsters with trap cards.

With Traptrix Rafflesia, you can get any of them directly from the deck whenever you want.

You can use this card’s effects by sending any standard “Hole” trap from your deck to the graveyard.

As it is now, you can choose from more than 16 choices, and each one gives you a different way to mess up your opponent.

11. Harpie Lady Sisters

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If we’re going to talk about famous groups of women in Yu-Gi-Oh, we have to talk about the Harpie Lady Sisters.

This card can’t be called up regularly; you have to use Elegant Egotist to do it.

This spell card lets you special summon any Harpie monster from the deck as long as you control another Harpie monster.

A monster with 1950 attack is a great choice.

The art on this card is really the best thing about it.

It brings together all three of the original Harpie Ladies in one epic-looking piece of art, and the Harpies look their scariest in this piece.

I like Harpie Lady 1 the best because her sneaky smile gives her that evil edge that makes Harpie Ladies so great.

10. El Shaddoll Winda

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This hybrid monster is so strong that a lot of people wanted it to be banned.

Winda stops you and your opponent from special calling a lot of monsters at once by making each player only be able to do so once per turn.

This card can’t be destroyed by the effects of other cards, either.

If you want to get around this problem, you’ll have to beat it in battle.

The best thing about this card is that when it is killed in battle, you can add a Shaddoll spell or trap from your graveyard to your hand.

This lets you fusion summon Winda again.

9. Yubel

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I love it so much that I can play cards that look like figures from anime.

In the Yu-Gi-Oh series, cards like Jinzo, Winged Kuriboh, and Yubel come to life and act like real people. So it’s great that they can be played in real games.

Yubel was one of the bad guys in the beginning of Yu-Gi-Oh GX. Depending on whether you watched the subbed or English version, it either loves Jaden very much or wants to make his life hard.

Dubs do change a lot, don’t they?

I really like Yubel’s style and all of her other looks. But the original is without a doubt the most well-known.

Not only does it have the best art, but it also makes you feel most like the main character when you play it.

8. Dark Elf

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Don’t forget that I said Yu-Gi-Oh! was all about monsters with big attacks?

In the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh, Dark Elf was a popular choice for duelists because a level 4 Dark Elf had a crazy 2000 attack.

Basically, this card set the standard for how strong a monster could be.

Back in the day, you couldn’t win if you didn’t have Dark Elf in your deck.

Even though 1000 life points per attack sounds like a lot, you don’t have to use it every time.

You can use it as a nice defense wall and then strike when the time is right to do the most damage for the least cost to you.

7. Lilith Lady of Lament

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Similar to how Traptrix decks are built around the “Hole” trap card archetype, Lilith the Lady of Lament helps “Virus” trap card decks.

Some of the most famous trick cards in the history of Yu-Gi-Oh are in these decks, like the infamous Crush Card Virus and the brutal Deck Devastation Virus.

You can add a normal trap from your deck to your hand by sacrificing a dark monster you control.

This card alone gives Virus decks the power they need to keep getting their cards out at fast speed, and before your opponent knows it, they’ll have more viruses than they can handle.

Lilith reminds me of Burning Abyss, which also tried to combine current manga style with demons from the deepest depths. It makes Lilith feel like a force to be taken seriously.

6. Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

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In modern Yu-Gi-Oh, everything is about one thing: getting rid of power.

If your deck can counter your opponent’s moves over and over, your chances of winning go up in a very big way.

Well, Apollousa is one of the best cards in Yu-Gi-Oh that can cancel out effects.

It gets 800 attack for each monster you used to Link call it, up to a maximum of 3200 attack. Not too bad.

If your opponent uses a monster effect, you can make Apollousa lose 800 attack to stop that effect from happening.

The crazy thing about this effect is that it doesn’t only happen once per turn. This means that you can stop your opponent from playing 4 times in one turn!

This is why a copy of Apollousa will be in any deck that can link summon. These cards are just too good to turn down.

5. D.D. Warrior Lady

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Sometimes in Yu-Gi-Oh you just can’t match your opponent’s monsters.

Maybe they’ve brought out a huge Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, and you don’t have anything in your deck that can compete with that.

D.D. Warrior Lady walks in.

If this card fights a monster your opponent controls, you can get rid of both monsters.

This means you can smash this card into your opponent’s biggest monsters, and even though you’ll still take damage, your opponent will lose their monster.

The D.D. Warrior Lady is without a doubt the most famous D.D. card and one of the best Yu-Gi-Oh cards of all time.

4. Mystical Elf

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The cards that Yugi Muto himself used to play with have always been well-known.

What could be more striking than a card that the King of Games used?

In the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh, Mystical Elf was also one of the best ways to defend.

A defense of $2,000 was a lot of money. It was a number that could only be beaten by a tribute call.

This forced your opponent to sacrifice their monsters to get bigger ones, which you could easily bait with cards like Trap Hole or Snatch Steal.

But people who have only seen the anime should probably know who Mystical Elf is.

3. Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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In Yu-Gi-Oh, searching is one of the best things you can choose to deny.

If you can stop your opponent from finding the parts for their combos in their deck, you can stop their combos from happening before they even start.

Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring does just that, canceling out any effect that sends cards from the deck to somewhere else.

This means you can stop “Foolish Burial,” “Special Summons,” and “Drawing Cards.” This is a great hand trick that holds a lot of power.

Ash Blossom is the most famous hand trap in Yu-Gi-Oh, and she is also one of the most famous women in the game’s history.

2. Tour Guide of the Underworld

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Tour Guide came out in the very last set of Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, letting people know that XYZ monsters were coming next.

When it came out for the first time, people were very confused.

Yes, it does get you a level 3 fiend from the deck. But what’s the point if you can’t use it for a synchro summon?

After XYZ summoning was revealed, this card went from being pretty bad to being a one-card win.

It lets you XYZ-summon a rank 3 monster from your extra deck right away, and at the time, you had a lot of powerful choices.

Overnight, the price of this card went from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, and Tour Guide became known as one of the best secret rare cards ever made.

1. Dark Magician Girl

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Dark Magician Girl is the most famous woman in the history of Yu-Gi-Oh, which doesn’t come as a surprise.

When a stranger thinks of Yu-Gi-Oh, they think of three cards:

The Dark Magician, Blue Eyes White Dragon, and Dark Magician Girl (and sometimes Exodia, but it depends on who you ask) are all characters in the series.

Dark Magician Girl is the partner of Dark Magician. For every Dark Magician card you have in your graveyard, she gets stronger in attack points.

This card makes copies of itself, so if you have enough cards in your graveyard, it can quickly become too strong.

DMG has also had many different pieces of art.

If you count both the original artwork and the artwork that was changed for the TCG (i.e., censored), this card has more different artworks than Blue Eyes!

For me, the original art has to be my best.

In the anime, this is the form of the card that Yugi used in all of his matches. And it’s the version Atem uses in his last battle against Yugi.

So many of us have great memories of turning on the TV on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and seeing Yugi beat the bad guys, often with this magician by his side.

The original art reminds me of the hard times Yugi and Atem went through together and how they grew as people because of their love of Duel Monsters.

Dark Magician Girl is the most famous girl from Yu-Gi-Oh, and I don’t think that will ever change.

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Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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