Mai is as pretty as she is dangerous...and that's pretty dangerous because she's one of the top duelists in the world. Posh and sophisticated, Mai is not above using her charm to advance her situation. As the story progresses, she learns from Yugi's and Joey's examples.
- Mai and Serenity are also targets for this trope. The abridged series loves pointing out that Mai has large breasts, mostly in the original anime, and Joey and other characters state this multiple times. When Tristan's soul in trapped within the robot monkey, he snuggles against Serenity's chest... and she's his best friend's little sister!
- Mai Kujaku/Valentine in Yu-Gi-Oh!: doesn't really seem to want to get married (one of her duels actually was against her "fiancée", the actor Jean-Paul), as her tastes may point to younger men, AKA Jonouchi/Joey (despite Word of God from Takahashi himself) or possibly Valon. This would explain what an adult woman is doing on an island playing children card games with children. (She's not the only adult, but most of the people are children.) Then again, card games are a Serious Business, and she does state that she just wants the outrageously large prize money.
- Though there was no (explicit) prize money in the Battle City tournament... hmm....
- She could have done it for the rare cards.
- Mai is actually 24 years old, so she technically has not reached Christmas cake status yet. Not that it would matter to most fans anyway considering how good she looks.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Deconstructed in the episode "Lights, Camera, Duel". A famous actor named Jean Claude Van Magnum who proposed to Mai previously wants to challenge Mai to a duel monsters game for her hand in marriage if he wins. Mai isn't interested in marrying him in the slightest, and only agreed to the duel because she wanted to prove she's not a prize to be won. She wouldn't have agreed to marry him even if he won. At end of the episode when Jean loses it turns out he's a sore loser and tries to capture her to force her to marry him anyway, but his plan fails after almost getting Mai seriously hurt.
|Jean-Claude Magnum||80||Win (flashback)|
|Striped sweater Duelist||6||Win|
|Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi||29-30||Lose|
|Joey Wheeler||44||No result|
|2 Unknown Duelists||152||Win (flashback)|
|Maximillion Pegasus||151||Win (flashback)|
|Joey Wheeler||151-154||No result|
|Para and Dox||224||Not shown (with Vivian Wong)|
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