Who is Joey Wheeler?


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Joey Wheeler is a character in the Japanese Anime series "Yu-Gi-Oh!" His character, originally intended to be a bully, is the best friend of the main character, Yugi Mutou. Joey Wheeler's Japanese name is Katsuya Jonouchi.

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The "Yu-Gi-Oh!" series has a large cast of characters, but the story centers around Yugi Mutou, a young boy who loves games. He is somewhat timid, so he get pushed around a lot by bullies. The story begins in the fictional Japanese town of Domino City, but there are a lot of influences and characters from Egyptian mythology within the story as well.

Yugi solves an ancient puzzle known as The Millennium and consequently becomes a physical host to a spirit reminiscent of a gambler. In this incarnation, he begins to challenge the bullies who harass him to Shadow Games. The Shadow Games reveal whether or not the challenger has darkness in his heart. If the challenger loses the game, he is subjected to The Penalty Game as punishment. Eventually the story moves to Egyptian times when Yu-Gi-Oh and his friends discover that the "Dark Yugi," which Yugi embodies when he is playing The Shadow Games, is actually the spirit of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh who has lost his memories.

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