Maximillion Pegasus known as Pegasus J. Crawford in the Japanese version is is the President of Industrial Illusions and the creator of Duel Monsters; a re-imagined modern day version of the Shadow Games from Egypt thousands of years ago. Pegasus personally created the Egyptian God Cards himself.
Pegasus was a major villain in the first season at Duelist Kingdom. Pegasus was the owner of the Millennium Eye when Shadi; guardian of the Millennium Items gave it to him when he was deemed worthy of having it.
In the English dub version of the anime by 4Kids Entertainment Pegasus was voiced by Darren Dunstan.
In a lesser known English dub version by Odex Ltd Pegasus was voiced by Brian Zimmerman.