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The world is divided into four dimensions. In them there are four boys with the same face. The dragons they have call for each other. As if seeking out each other...

— The phrase recited before the Japanese opening themes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime, during the Heartland City arc.

Four Dimension Dragons
ArcV 147
Yuya Sakaki with (from left to right) "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon", "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon", "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon", and "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon".
Japanese

  • フォーDDディメンションドラゴン
  • 4DD (base)
  • フォーディメンションドラゴン (ruby)
  • Fō Dimenshon Doragon (romanized)


Sets

Anime appearances

Manga appearances


The Four Dimension Dragons[1] (フォーDDディメンションドラゴン Fō Dimenshon Doragon), also referred to as the Summit Dragons (頂点の竜 Chōten no Ryū)[2] and Four Heavenly Dragons (四天の龍 Shiten no Ryū)[3] in the anime, are a series of Dragon-Type monsters introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. They are used by Yuya Sakaki, Yuto, Yugo, Yuri, and Zarc.

According to Leo Akaba, "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon", "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon" and "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" are the strongest Dragons of their respective Summon mechanics. This caused Zarc to incorporate them into his Deck in order to satisfy his audience's selfish desire for more brutal exciting Duels.

Overview

Zarc is split

The four dragons are separated across the Four Dimensions.

Originally, these four dragons had once belonged to a mysterious Duelist in the Original Dimension named Zarc, who had used them in a violent manner to entertain the audience.

According to Ray, the four dragons were angry at mankind for forcing them to fight brutally for their entertainment. When the ARC System gave them physical bodies, they became self-aware and their anger was intensified by Zarc's desire for power, resulting in them attacking the world. One day, the dragons and their master fused together to form a monstrous dragon, until Ray used four cards to split it with herself and the Original Dimension. The dragons were sent to each of the Four Dimensions, where they became owned by each of Zarc's reincarnations. Ever since then, the four dragons have been searching for each other in an attempt to become one again, which they eventually succeeded at which resulted in Zarc's revival.

Following Zarc's defeat, the four dragons came into Yuya's possession, who was reluctant to use them besides "Odd-Eyes" out of fear that he might merge with them again and reawaken Zarc's soul within Riley. When Yuya finally resolved to Summon them at once he could hear their voices, but instead of feeling their anger he learned that they were afraid of Ray and wanted to stop her resurrection. Yuya assured them that they shouldn't be afraid and were strong on their own without needing Zarc or the Supreme King Dragon. In response, the four dragons began to actively support Yuya during Duels as well by helping him grab Action Cards.

During Yuya's third Duel against Declan, he realized that the dragons geniunely wanted to make people and other monsters smile just like Zarc and only became violent because the audience asked and selfishly desire for it, and could feel their regret over it. Yuya was ultimately able to help the dragons accomplish this, which in turn seemed to calm their anger and make Zarc's soul within Riley smile.

The Dimension Dragons resonate when in close proximity of each other, whether they are summoned during a Duel or not. Additionally, they can influence their owners to summon them if the conditions for their summoning are met, be it on the field or in their hand. When facing off against each other or one is summoned, or about to be summoned while in the presence of another, their owners suffer an intense burning pain in their chest. In the case of the former, it may cause them to enter an awakened state, dueling ferociously until their opponent is defeated, although they are capable of returning to their senses during the Duel. The Dragons also appear to be able to cause their owner to synchronize with a counterpart if they happen to be in the same dimension.

The Dimension Dragons are capable of traveling through dimensions in order to search for one another; Yugo stated that he was guided to both the Xyz Dimension's Heartland City and the Standard Dimension's Paradise City by "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon"; while Yuri complained about "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon" taking him to New Domino City. When one of them is defeated, its owner appears to be absorbed into one of their dimensional counterparts. In Yuto's case, despite having lost to Yugo, he was absorbed by Yuya who was closer to his position. However ownership of the Dimension Dragons seems to be determined by the dragons themselves, as Yuto only gave Yuya "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" after the dragon conveyed its will to him.

Distortion

A distortion created because of the Four Dimension Dragons' presence.

When all four Dimension Dragons have been summoned in the same location, a distortion in the sky appears and the dragons' owners are all Awakened. In addition, the two dragons that are controlled by Yuya himself emitted an aura of darkness similar to the one he emits while Awakened.

Each of the Dimension Dragons' names uses the following structure: "[Trait of the monster or the owner] + [Summon Mechanic Name] + Dragon". They each have 2500 ATK (except "Starving Venom") and 2000 DEF (like most of the past main protagonists' aces), and their Attribute is DARK (except "Clear Wing"). In the anime, all of them share a common trait of their effects only affecting Level 5 or higher monsters and, with the exception of "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon", are related to ATK. Their attack and effect names also follow similar patterns: the effect names are simply two English words, while their attack names follow the same pattern as previous Dragons, primarily the base "-Eyes" Dragons; "[Japanese word] no [Two English words]." In the dub, the Dimension Dragons' attack names are simply three English words.

Members

Anime

Dragon Dimension Owner
Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Standard /
Pendulum
Yuya Sakaki
Zarc
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Xyz Zarc
Yuto
Yuya Sakaki
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon Synchro Zarc
Yugo
Yuri
Yuya Sakaki
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Fusion Zarc
Yuri
Yuya Sakaki

Manga

Dragon Owner
Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon Yuya Sakaki
Clearwing Fast Dragon Yugo
Dark Anthelion Dragon Yuto
Starving Venemy Dragon Yuri

Variations

Over the course of the anime, Yuya and his dimensional counterparts receive newer forms of their Dimension Dragons by using them as Material for the three types of Extra Deck Summoning (Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz).

Devolved

Dragon Card type Upgraded form Owner
Odd-Eyes Dragon Effect Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Zarc
Yuya Sakaki[Note 1]

Evolution

Dragon Card type Original form Owner
Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Fusion Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Yuya Sakaki
Brave-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Yuri
Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon Synchro Clear Wing Synchro Dragon Yugo
Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon Xyz Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Yuto
Yuya Sakaki

Hybrid

Dragon Primary card type Secondary card type Combination Owner
Odd-Eyes Venom Dragon Fusion Pendulum Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
Yuya Sakaki
Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon Synchro Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon
Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon Xyz Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon

Integration

Dragon Card type Components Owner
Supreme King Z-ARC Pendulum Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon,
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon,
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, &
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
Zarc

Corrupted

Dragon Card type Original form Owner
Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom Fusion Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Zarc
Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing Synchro Clear Wing Synchro Dragon
Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion Xyz Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon

Trivia

  • All of the upgraded forms of the Four Dimension Dragons have 500 more ATK than their base forms.
  • Each dragons' color scheme is based off of its Summon mechanic.
    • Odd-Eyes: Red, the color used as coding for the left Pendulum Scale of Pendulum Monster cards, and orange, the color used as coding for Effect Monster cards. This is further supported by its manga counterpart's color scheme of blue, which is used as coding for the right Pendulum Scale.
    • Dark Rebellion: Black, the color used as coding for Xyz Monster cards.
    • Clear Wing: White, the color used as coding for Synchro Monster cards.
    • Starving Venom: Purple, the color used as coding for Fusion Monster cards.
  • Each of the dragons' Japanese summoning chants refer to a certain body part.
    • Odd-Eyes: Its eyes.
    • Dark Rebellion: Its fangs.
    • Clear Wing: Its wings.
    • Starving Venom: See "Dark Rebellion".
  • Each of the dragons have been the cover card of a booster pack, all of which had their names changed in the TCG.
  • Each of the base forms of the Four Dimension Dragons were released in Booster Sets in reverse order of how their respective Summon mechanics were released, starting with "Odd-Eyes" (Pendulum), followed by "Dark Rebellion" (Xyz), then "Clear Wing" (Synchro) and lastly, "Starving Venom" (Fusion).
  • The standard forms of the Four Dimension Dragons ("Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon", "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon", "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon", and "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon") have alternate artworks that were revealed for Dimension Box Limited Edition.
  • Each of the Four Dimension Dragons has a unique feature from the other three:
    • "Odd-Eyes" is the only one who doesn't start in the Extra Deck. (Instead, it starts in the Main Deck)
    • "Dark Rebellion" is the only one who doesn't have a Level. (Instead, it has a Rank)
    • "Clear Wing" is the only one whose Attribute isn't DARK. (Instead, it is WIND)
    • "Starving Venom" is the only one whose ATK isn't 2500. (Instead, it has 2800 ATK)
  • The "Supreme King Dragon" versions of the Four Dimension Dragons also each have a unique trait from the other three:
    • "Odd-Eyes" is the only one whose monster effect affects all monsters, not just Pendulum Monsters.
    • "Dark Rebellion" is the only one who cannot Special Summon itself from the Graveyard.
    • "Clear Wing" is the only one to be Summoned in response to its Summon mechanic twice.
    • "Starving Venom" is the only one to never be Summoned in response to its Summon mechanic.
  • "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" is the only member who has appeared in both the manga and the anime; the rest have all been replaced with their respective manga counterparts.

References

  1. Weekly Shōnen Jump 2016, Issue 46 Dimension Box Limited Edition promotion
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 126: "The Day the Devil was Born"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 136: "Reign of the Supreme King Dragon"

Notes

  1. This card became "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" and no longer exists.

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