Sydney Kurama, "Syd" for short, also known as Akira Kaori created by MCN51FJ is a fanmade character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. She is an Iris Green student at Duel Academy as well as one of Jaden's best friends. An androgynous looking duelist who took an immediate liking and admiration for Jaden after he defeated Chazz. Enthusiastic and aspiring Sydney is a well respected duelist among other students.