Marko (mostly called by his nickname Schmirko) is one of the characters who appear in the series Yu-Gi-Oh! Real Life Duel Links Series, the successor to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Real Life The Movie Series. In the Yu-Gi-Oh! R.L.D.S. Series he is described as the current protector of the Egyptian God Cards.

He is portrayed by the German YouTuber EM Schmirko. Therefore his mark is the cowboy hat which he wears almost every time.


Egyptian Gods vs Dragons

In 2016 the antagonist Alexander Attila from Yu-Gi-Oh! Real Life The Movie Series appeared in a special episode again.[1] Schmirko didn't had an own appearance in the episode, but plays indirectly an important role. Alexander has stolen the old God Card Deck from Tamas to Duel him and to get his revenge. Tamas accepts and defeats Alexander in a tough match. During the Duel, Tamas uses Schmirko's Deck to beat Alexander, because according to the video description the Duel was based on a video which was created by EM Schmirko, where the latter defeats Tamas' Deck.


Firewall Dragon attacks Schmirko

Schmirko fighting against "Firewall Dragon"

In early 2018, Schmirko has his debut in the Trailer to EM Schmirkos Link Monster-Tutorial.[2] For an unknown reason he was transported into a digital Cyberspace alone where he is suddenly confronted with "Firewall Dragon". After he dodged a direct attack from the dragon he blocked a second one by drawing and Summoning "Lockout Gardna". At last he was able to Summon "Decode Talker" and defeat "Firewall Dragon" with it. While he wonders how to get out of the Space, "Kuriboh" appears and brings him, beside his cowboy hat back, a remote control. As Schmirko presses a button on it, the Cyberspace disappears and he is back in the real world. At the end he thanks "Kuriboh".

Legends & Myths


Schmirko discovers the Loch Ness Monster.

Some months later, Schmirko is searching for the new "Danger!" cards which symbolize legends and myths of the world.[3] After discovering three of them, his travel leads him to the Loch Ness lake in Scotland. There he finds the last "Danger!" card at the shore of the lake. When Schmirko grabs the card, the Loss Ness Monster "Nessie" appears out of the lake and roars. With the appearance of the monster Schmirko realizes that he has found all the cards and leaves the place with the words "Lasst uns die Duellantenwelt aufmischen!" (in English: "Let's rough up the Dueling World!").

Duel Links Series

After the Cyberspace incident, he takes place as a participant in the Duel Links tournament, together with Tamas, Bence, etc.[4] Like the other characters, Schmirko's memory is erased, his Duel strenght is weakened, and he gets a new Deck for the tournament while he plays after the Duel Links rules. The only known card yet in his new Deck is "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior".[5]

Yu-Gi-Oh! R.L.D.S. Crossover Movie

Schmirko CrossoverMovie

Schmirko in the Crossover Movie, holding the Egyptian God Cards

After the Season 1 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! R.L.D.S. Web Series, Schmirko was announced to appear in the upcoming crossover movie.[6] He's described as a strange wanderer and the protector of the Egyptian God Cards. The new antagonist of this movie is a mysterious dark Duelist called Ronin. His goal is to get rid of Tamas because he thinks that this way he can put an end to the Shadow Duels. Ronin will face Schmirko to get the God Cards. This means that Schmirko has to beat Ronin to protect the God Cards and Tamas.

In addition to these events it is stated in the trailer that Schmirko has helped the protagonists Lehel and Agaton in the past to get closer to the antagonist of Season 1, Nemezis.


Cyberspace incident

Opponent Episode Outcome Remaining LP
Firewall Dragon Linkmonster-Tutorial Win 2500 (4000)

In the Cyberspace video, Schmirko doesn't use his own cards. He got a Deck with a lot of new cards which focus on summoning Link Monsters. He never used this Deck again since then and only a few cards from it were seen in the Duel.

Cyberspace Deck

Crossover Movie

Currently the Main Deck of Schmirko is unknown. Only three cards from his own deck are confirmed yet.[7][8]

Crossover Movie Deck

Duel Links Series

In this series Schmirko doesn't use his own Deck, but receives a new one. The only known card yet from this new Deck is "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior".

Duel Links Deck


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Real Life Duel Special - Episode 2016: "Gods vs Dragons"
  2. Cyberspace-Video with Link Monster-Tutorial Trailer
  3. SPECIAL: LEGENDEN & MYTHEN • DIE DANGER-KARTEN! | Yu-Gi-Oh! ✯ Epic Let's Play #78
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Series - Trailer
  5. Facebook - Duel Links Series Album
  6. [1]YUGIOH - The Link Movie Announcement Trailer - (Crossover between REAL LIFE DUEL SERIES) - ENGLISH
  7. Schmirkos Birthday
  8. EM Schmirkos Facebook Page: Poster for the YGO Crossover Movie