This monster appears to be the antithesis of "Red Dragon Archfiend". Their poses mirror each other and have opposite color schemes. Also, their effects oppose each other as well. The effect of "Red Dragon Archfiend" focuses on destroying opposing monsters, as this card focuses on protecting monsters from being destroyed.
The fact that these two cards rival each other is a possible reference to the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series; "Dark Magician", the signature card of Yugi Muto, with ATK equal to that of "Stardust Dragon", is the rival of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", the signature card of Seto Kaiba, with ATK equal to that of "Red Dragon Archfiend". Also, Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba are rivals, just like how Yusei is rivals with Jack Atlas.
Furthermore, the ace card of Akiza Izinski, "Black Rose Dragon", also has an effect that opposes "Stardust", and a similar ATK and name to "Red-Eyes B. Dragon", the ace of Joey Wheeler. Like Joey, Akiza was initially highly hostile to Yusei, but quickly warmed up to him and became one of his closest companions.
It is also interesting to note that if both monsters are on the same side of the field and for some reason this card does not attack, their rivalry arises at the End Phase, when their owner must choose to either destroy this card with the effect of "Red Dragon Archfiend" or negate its effect with this card.
This was the first "Signer Dragon" to be a featured card of a Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode.
This monster and all of its versions have colored orbs on their bodies that are similar to the "orbs" seen on their wielder Yusei Fudo's choice of clothing (specifically his shoulder, elbow, and knee guards, while smaller ones decorate his collar, gloves, and boots). The connection is clearly seen on "Debris Dragon", whose orbs are orange, like Yusei's.
This monster appears in the artworks of the following cards:
The abilities of this "Signer Dragon" represents Yusei's willingness to risk his own life, whether it be for his friends, his loved ones, or strangers in need.
In fact Yusei had this card stolen from him by Jack after Yusei decided to save Rally instead of keeping the "Stardust Dragon" card, only for Yusei to regain this card later, similarly to this card's effect of Tributing itself to save cards from destruction, only to come back later.
In the Facebook game "Social Empires", there is a dragon that has a strong basis on this monster's artwork design called "Star Dragon".
This is the only "Signer Dragon" to not have been used as a Synchro Material for "Shooting Quasar Dragon". In fact, this is also the first time that this card was Summoned after "Shooting Star Dragon" due to the effect of "Shooting Quasar Dragon" in Yusei's Duel against "Z-one".