Professor Arthur Hawkins, aka Arthur Hopkins in the Japanese version.
He is the American best friend of Solomon Muto, and the grandfather of Rebecca. His original Japanese name is kept in the English video games.


Solomon recounted how he met Arthur, an archaeologist who believed that the ancient Egyptians played an ancient form of Duel Monsters. Arthur's colleagues laughed at his strange ideas, and he set out on an expedition with Solomon to find proof. They were trapped when a tomb caved in, and as there were only enough supplies for one person to live, they Dueled for them. Now, Yugi and Rebecca are fighting, card for card, the very same Duel, and Solomon claims he knows how it will end.

When Kaiba tried to buy Solomon Muto's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" card, Solomon refused, saying it was given to him by a dear friend.



Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Manga

He is only seen in a photograph.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Duelist Kingdom arc

An angry Rebecca yelled at Solomon (unaware that it was really Seto Kaiba that destroyed it) until Arthur arrived, telling her to behave. He showed Rebecca the card Yugi had drawn before he forfeited. That card was "Soul Release", which would have allowed Yugi to remove five monsters from her Graveyard, which would have weakened the "Shadow Ghoul" just enough for Yugi's "Dark Magician" to destroy</u>] it. Yugi admitted that he surrendered on purpose, just as his grandfather did to let Arthur take the last of the water that they had. When they were rescued, Arthur was so grateful that he gave his "Blue-Eyes" card to Solomon. After learning about the story, Rebecca quickly apologized for being mean to Yugi and not listening to his side of the story. Yugi gave Rebecca his "The Ties of Friendship" as a reminder of this lesson, which she kept ever since.

Waking of the Dragons arc

When Rebecca try to go with the rest of Yugi's friends to Flordia. Her grandfather forbid her. He told her,that Yami Yugi's dearest friend, and companion has been taking away from him. He also said that the last thing Yami Yugi needs is to look after her, which upsets Rebecca while she runs into the trailer. She says that her grandfather does understand. He tells Rebecca that It's for her own good.

Later he witnesses Yami Yugi saying that he is sorry to Rebecca. He remarks that Rebecca still hates Yami Yugi for what happen to Yugi. He then hopes that Rebecca will try to move on from this incident. Later he is seen with Rebecca, hoping that Yami Yugi and the others lived through the duel against Dartz.

Grand Championship arc

He is seen cheering Yami Yugi on during his duel against Leon.

Ceremonial Battle arc


Yugi Muto

Yam Yugi

Solomon Muto

His granddaughter

Mokuba Kaiba

Seto Kaiba

Tea Gardner

Tristan Taylor

Joey Wheeler

Duke Devlin

Knownable Relatives


Voice Actors

  • Japanese : Saburo Kodaka

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