Yubel and Tragoedia's bodies are both destroyed prior to the start of each canon, forcing both to (parasitically) depend on humans to do their bidding and recover their true forms. Furthermore, the identities of both are kept shrouded in shadows for much of their story arcs.
This card's first effect of Special Summoning itself from its hand could be a reference to Tragoedia's creation in the manga; by the hatred of a man when he learned what happened to Kul Elna.
This card's third effect of gaining control of opposing monsters could be a reference to its manga counterpart's ability of possessing other people.
This card's OCG/TCG artwork is taken from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 31: "Darkness on the Move!!", specifically from the panel where this monster fully reveals himself to the Egyptian priests.