Joey Wheeler's the quintessential sidekick of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series: on a lot of levels Joey largely existed to bumble around and make other characters look good. Armed with an arsenal of goofy cartoon cards and coin flip effects, Joey was often more comic relief than real dueling threat.

But he had his moments! And some of his cards were so good that they made a real impact in real life competition. Which cards made the leap from the TV to the tournament Top Cut? Some of the answers might surprise you, and Doug's got all the details.

With Legendary Duelist: Magical Hero dropping next week, bringing new cards for classic heroes, we want to know: who are your favorite characters in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series? Let us know, down in the comments.