One of the priests who served Pharaoh Atem, Mahad is the original wielder of the Millennium Ring. In order to defeat the Thief King Bakura, he sacrificed his life and fused his Ba (Life Spirit) with his Ka (Egyptian Spirit Monster) in order to create the “Dark Magician”. He and the pharaoh have been best friends since they were children, and Mahad has always kept his loyalty to his king.
I didn’t know about this until I featured this cosplay. I’ve always loved the Dark Magician and used to always have his card in my deck. Too bad my deck was stolen some time ago and I haven’t played since. Anyway, thanks to Cherokee for sending this in!