Brayden Cross
Personal data
Nicknames Bray
Age 17 (Season 1)
18 (Season 2)
19 (Season 3)
20 (Season 4)
Gender Male
Species Human
Deck "Lord of the Storm"
Occupation Student of Duel Academy
Obelisk Blue
Morality Good
Living status Missing
Additional info
Place of origin Unknown
Residence Duel Academy (last seen)
Nationality Japanese
Hair color Reddish-brown
Eye color Hazelnut orange
Skin color Average
Love interest Roxanne di Angelo
Relatives Unnamed aunt
Affiliation Duel Academy
Friends Zane Truesdale, Atticus Rhodes, Roxy di Angelo
Powers and skills
Skills Dueling proficiency
Equipment Academy-Issued Duel Disk
Production notes
Created by ShadowSpirit020
Appearances Trials of Darkness
Chaos of The Light
The Dark Dimensions
Nightmare of Darkness

Brayden Cross (Shadow Rider Name: Darkwind) is a second year recently turned Obelisk Blue Student and the love interest of Roxanne "Roxy" di Angelo. Brayden duels with a "Lord of the Storm Deck .

He is childhood best friends with Roxy and was in love with her before they even started Duel academy, however, he was very shy in opening his feelings and kept them to himself. During his second year at Duel Academy, Brayden went missing alongside Roxy and many other students including Atticus Rhodes.

Physical description

Brayden is a tall young man, same height as Zane, with reddish-brown hair, which was more brown than red, with hazelnut orange eyes that stood out against his hair color. He wore the usual Obelisk Blue male uniform.


Not much is known about Brayden's personality, but per Zane he was very quiet and kept to himself. The only people he'd actually really talk to was Zane and Roxy.

In addition, he is incredibility shy when it comes to feelings and love.


Prior to the series

Not much is known about his past only that his best friend is Roxy di Angelo and was raised by his aunt.

Trials of Darkness

While not mentioned by name, Brayden is mentioned by Zane while talking to Alexis Rhodes about Atticus.

Brayden is officially mentioned by name when Gerald is looking through the files of the missing students.


Brayden duels with a "Lord of the Storm" Deck. A deck that is based off the element of WIND.


Roxanne "Roxy" di Angelo

Roxy is Brayden's best friend and love interest. Since he was a small child he's had a crush on her but was too shy to admit it in fear of messing their friendship up.

Atticus Rhodes

Brayden knew Atticus but he wouldn't call them best friends, he often got annoyed with him, especially when he flirted with Roxy.

Zane Truesdale

Out of all the students at DA, Brayden would consider Zane his best guy friend. Despite Zane's personalty, Brayden got used to it. He often went to Zane for tips on Dueling since Zane used the Cyber Dragons, a Machine type deck.


  • Brayden was originally named Kurai and was going to be Jaden and Seina Yuki's older brother.
Trials of Darkness series
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