Bastion Misawa is a first-year student like Jaden Yuki, but he is in the Ra Yellow dorm. This is because he was #1 in the
examinations, and generally regarded as the best newcomer student. He and Jaden first met in the examinations, where Jaden
referred to Bastion as "#2", and himself as "#1". After seeing Jaden defeat Dr. Crowler, Bastion himself agrees to these names.
Bastion is a highly analytical duelist, having covered his cards and the walls of his room with endless numerical formulas.
He believes everything in life can be mathematically calculated, and has even covered his baseball bat with equations. Underneath
his jacket, he has a special vest that holds six different dueling decks, one for each element (Fire, Earth, Wind, Water,
Light, Dark). He changes decks accordingly depending on his opponent.
Bastion is generally represented as an antithesis to Jaden, who duels completely on instinct and force. They have been
rivals since they met, and their conflict has generally been depicted as a battle between a tiger (Bastion) and a dragon (Jaden).
After defeating Chazz Princeton in a public duel, he is offered entrance to the Obelisk Blue dorm, but declines, saying
he can not truly be called the number one duelist of the school unless he defeats Jaden Yuki. He builds a seventh deck, which
tries to seal certain cards so that an opponent will not be able to summon most of his or her monsters. Bastion uses the seventh
deck against Jaden, sealing the use of Polymerization with Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell, therefore not
letting Jaden use his stronger monsters, as the Elemental Heroes are not strong by themselves. Even though Jaden does
not use Fusion Gate, Jaden still wins.
Due to his skill, Bastion is one of the seven duelists (which include himself, Jaden Yuki, Chazz Princeton, Zane Truesdale,
Alexis Rhodes, Professor Banner, and Dr. Crowler) that receive a key to the Spirit Gate that can unlock the Sacred Beast Cards.
Bastion only duels one of the Shadow Riders, the duelists devoted to opening that very same gate. The Shadow Rider
he duels against, Tania, uses the Amazoness Series of monsters. Although Bastion uses his Magnet monsters, which
use opposing Plus and Minus charges to stop opponent's attacks and fuse to become stronger, he eventually loses. Afterwards,
he is stripped of his free will to a degree and is left with an indelible infatuation with Tania. After Jaden defeats Tania,
he returns to normal.
Bastion has not been featured in any duel after his duel with Tania, although a brief scene of him dueling against Jaden
is seen, where his Water Dragon is crushed by Jaden's Elemental Hero Shining Flare Wingman and he loses. It
seems that his goal to defeat Jaden is in doubt and future episodes will likely tell the necessary story. That changed when
Baston challenged Saiou Takuma to a 1-on-1 duel. However, Chazz took Saiou's place.
Bastion Misawa has 6 decks, each based on an element, and a special 7th deck made to defeat Jaden. Each deck runs on a
specific theme, with Water's theme being a fusion of the elements (Hydrogen and Oxygen) to form Water, and Earth's theme manipulating
plus and minus electronegativity. Only two of his decks have been revealed thus far, although in the first opening sequence
he is depicted to have a fire monster equal to the counterpart of Water Dragon.
- Vorse Raider
- Barrel Dragon
- Water Dragon
- Doom Lithmus Swordsman
- Magnet Warrior Sigma Plus
- Magnet Warrior Sigma Minus
- Magnet Warrior Omega Minus
- Conductive Warrior Linear Magnum Plus Minus
- White Magician Pikeru
- Bonding H20
- Living Fossil
- Pot of Greed
- Double Spell
- Ritual of Doom-Lithmus
- A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
- Magnet Conductor Plus
- Power Off
- Ring of Destruction
- Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell
- Amorphous Barrier
- Spirit Barrier
- Last Magnet
- 10,000 Gauss
- Magnet Force Minus