Steve Arkana appears in "Sore", trapping Yami underground and challenging him to a Duel (using harmless dark energy disks and multiple references to the Saw franchise.) When Yami first summons the Dark Magician Girl, Arkana points out that Yami couldn't defeat a movie franchise that makes over $100,000,000 a year. So, to defeat Arkana, Yami spoils every plot twist there ever was, (making references to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Others, and Citizen Kane). This defeats Arkana, who gets rescued from the dark energy disc by Yugi, but is then mind-controlled by Marik. He is later hired as the Magician at the YGOTAS Third Anniversary Spectacularmathon where he refuses to be glomped.
Arkana reappeared in "Right In The Feels" as a ghost that Yami passed by.