| Nigel Brightmore |
Also Known As: Old Bean
|Affiliation|| Order of the Kaijudo Duel Masters (Formerly) |
Choten's Forces (Formerly)
|Occupation||Duel Master (Formerly)|
|Creature(s)||Ra-Vu, Seeker of Lightning|
|Voice Actor||John DiMaggio|
Nigel is an expert on the Light Civilization and its creatures. Just like the Light civilization, Nigel is ordered, precise, and highly logical. Nigel is a master strategist, often guiding operations from his war room in the Kaijudo dojo with the help of a surveillance squadron of Stalker Spheres. however. While dueling, Nigel uses his wide knowledge of tactics to alter his dueling strategy to match each opponent. He knows when to fall back and when to press the advantage and also how to prey upon an opponent's weakness.
However, he was very uncomfortable breaking the rule about not touching creatures from the Kaiju realm. He did not approve of Ray and his friends befriending creatures and took no attempts at trying to hide it. He would rather have The Choten rule over both realms than befriending creatures, despite knowing his flaws and knowing that the creatures are not mindless. He refuses to face the fact that the order of the Kaijudo Duel Masters have changed since the old days.
The council leader isn't afraid to lead missions in person, His knack for employing different strategies is why he chooses to summon Ra-Vu, Seeker of Lightning for duels, the wide variety of Ra-vu's attacks works well with Nigel's dueling style. When dueling against Nigel and Ra-vu, you can never be sure what you'll face next only that it will be a perfect counterattack to your assault.
Nigel Brightmore is one of the oldest of the Duel Masters and an expert in the Light Civilization. He maintains order in the Temple and oversees the War Room, where they track The Veil's condition. As an enemy of disorder, Nigel isn't too psyched about Ray's new creature-befriending ways -- and he's not shy about saying so, either.
He is first seen in The Natural: Part 2 where he duels Ray and wins. After seeing Ray, Gabe and Allie befriend Sasha, Nigel becomes upset with them and had a suspicious phone call with an unknown source.
In The Rising, Part 1, Master Nigel's true intentions are revealed stating that he doesn't want the creatures to appear on Earth and wants to adhere to his code of conduct, even if it mean siding with The Choten. Master Jaha agrees with Master Nigel on this and joins the Choten's side.
Later in the next episode, he is betrayed by Master Jaha and sent to the Creature World along with The Choten.
In the episode Caught In The Spotlight, Master Brightmore begins to secretly regret siding with the Choten when his evolutionary serum causes Ra-Vu to communicate his displeasure with the former Duel Master.
In the episode Unmasked, it is revealed that the reason for Brightmore's attitude toward creatures was caused by Master Tiera's apparent death. When Tiera asked Nigel to evolve her creature with the Spell of Temporary Evolution, it became too powerful for her to control and attacked her. Believing her to be dead, Nigel forever blamed himself for the event.
In The Evolution Will Not Be Televised, Nigel turns against the Choten when his plans go beyond Nigel's expectations. This led to a battle between Nigel and Tiera which ended with them falling into two different lay lines leading to two different locations.
Quoted or referred to on cards
- He is the fifth Duel Master who broke the rule of not touching a creature. His was during the events of episode 10 where Nigel caught a Spyweb Scurrier when a rock hit it, though it was probably just a reflex.
Master Chavez | Gilaflame the Assaulter
Master Kimora | Mighty Shouter
Master Nadia | Aqua Chaser, Rusalka
Master Isao | Prism-Blade Enforcer
Master Jaha | Black Feather of Shadow Abyss
Original Duel Masters
Alcadeus, Winged Justice ● Argus, Vigilant Seer ● Beliqua the Ascender ● Blinder Beetle ● Citadel Magistrate ● Cobalt, the Storm Knight ● Cyborg Samurai ● Flare Inhibitor ● Halon ● Kolus, Soulshine Enforcer ● Lars, Virtuous Imager ● Luminar ● Nimbus Scout ● Orion, Radiant Fury ● Rain-Cloud Kraken ● Razorpine Tree ● Rodi Gale, Night Guardian ● Sentrus ● Shaw K'Naw ● Spyweb Scurrier ● Stalker Sphere ● Starlight Strategist ● Star Lantern ● Sun-Stalk Seed ● Urth, the Overlord
Aeropica ● Angler Cluster Hartl ● Aqua-Ranger Commander ● Aqua-Reflector Nomulos ● Aqua Rider ● Aqua Seneschal ● Aqua Surfer Fertil ● Aqua Trickster ● Bladefish ● Buoyant Blowfish ● Captain Orwellia ● Cyber Lord Corile ● Finbarr's Dreadnought ● Fluorogill Manta ● Hazard Crawler ● Hydro Initiate ● Hydro Spy ● Hydrobot Crab ● King Bullfang ● King Coral ● King Poseidon ● Knowledge Warden ● Man o' Warden ● Memory Swarm ● Midnight Crawler ● Mother Virus ● Rapids Lurker, Wwhhshrll ● Saucer-Head Shark ● Snapping Eel ● Steam Star Grapplog ● Vikorakas
Council of Logos
Finbarr ● Hokira ● Milporo
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Assault Dragon ● Badlands Lizard ● Blade-Rush Wyvern ● Blastforge Marauder ● Blastforge Slavetrader ● Blaze Belcher ● Bolgash Dragon ● Bolshack Dragon ● Branca the Treacherous ● Burnclaw the Relentless ● Chaotic Skyterror ● Draglide the Swiftest ● Drakon Weaponsmith ● Explosive Infantry ● Flametropus ● Galsaur Rock Beast ● General Charzon ● Hammer Dragon Foulbyrn ● Hissy ● Jetflame Lizard ● Kenina the Igniter ● Lava Leaper ● Magma Dragon Melgars ● Meteosaur ● Moorna the Vengeful ● Napalmeon the Conquering ● Om Nom Nom ● Onslaughter Triceps ● Rothos the Destroyer ● Skycrusher ● Skycrusher's Elite ● Skycrusher's Volcano-Ship ● Sledge Bot ● Snaptongue Lizard ● Volcanodon the Whipcracker ● Vorg
Ambush Scorpion ● Brave Giant ● Broadsword Butterfly ● Dawn Giant ● Earthstomp Giant ● Essence Elf ● Fear Fang ● Forest Hornet ● Gasbag ● Granite Avenger ● Hornblade Dragon ● Jackalax ● Karate Carrot ● Launcher Locust ● Lumbering Elderwood ● Mana Tick ● Ninja Pumpkin ● Piercing Seer ● Raging Goliant ● Rapscallion ● Roaming Bloodmane ● Rumbling Terrasaur ● Scissor Scarab ● Shaman Broccoli ● Silver Fist ● Sniper Mosquito ● Splinterclaw Wasp ● Spore Siren ● Striding Hearthwood ● Steel Hammer ● Terradragon Regarion Doom ● The Great Arena ● Thorny Creeper ● Three-Eyed Dragonfly ● Transforming Totem ● Xeno Mantis
Bronze-Arm Champion ● Bronze-Arm Sabertooth ● Carnivorous Dahlia ● Chief Thorn-Bringer ● Copper Locust
Headstrong Wanderer ● Prickleback ● Razorhide