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

— In a world split into four dimensions, four boys exist, all with the same face. Their dragons call to each other, almost as if seeking one another.

The Four Dimension Dragons[1] (フォーDDディメンションドラゴン Fō Dimenshon Doragon), referred to as the Ultimate Dragons (頂点の竜 Chōten no Ryū)[2] and/or Four Heavenly Dragons (四天の龍 Shiten no Ryū)[3] in the anime, are a series of Dragon 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.

Zarc was the original owner of these four dragons during his life in the Original Dimension, and he used them in a violent manner to entertain the audience.

According to Ray Akaba, 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 Supreme King Z-ARC, who continued to lay waste to the world 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. "Odd-Eyes Dragon" was transformed into "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" when Pendulum Summoning surfaced in the Standard Dimension. Ever since then, the four dragons have been searching for each other in an attempt to become one again; eventually succeeding as their owners defeated and absorbed one another, and resulting 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 nor 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 are actually genuinely wanted to make people and other monsters smile just like Zarc and only became violent because the audience asked and selfishly desired 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.

Abilities

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. 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 at their opponent;s might, its owner is 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 all Awaken. In addition, the 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

Dimension Monster Owner
Pendulum Anime Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Yuya Sakaki
Zarc
Manga Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon Yuya Sakaki
Xyz Anime Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Zarc
Yuto
Yuya Sakaki
Manga Dark Anthelion Dragon Yuto
Synchro Anime Clear Wing Synchro Dragon Zarc
Yugo
Yuri
Yuya Sakaki
Manga Clearwing Fast Dragon Yugo
Fusion Anime Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Zarc
Yuri
Yuya Sakaki
Manga 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). Their Manga counterparts also happen to evolve, retaining their Pendulum nature for the Extra Deck members.

Devolution

Monster Evolved form Owner
Odd-Eyes Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Zarc
Yuya Sakaki[Note 1]

Evolution

Monster Summoning Method Original form Original Method Owner
Anime Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Fusion Summon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Pendulum Summon Yuya Sakaki
Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Brave-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Manga Odd-Eyes Phantasma Dragon Overscale Pendulum Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon Yuya Sakaki
Anime Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon Synchro Summon Clear Wing Synchro Dragon Synchro Summon Yugo
Anime Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon Rank-Up Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Xyz Summon Yuto
Yuya Sakaki
Anime Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon Fusion Summon Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Fusion Summon Yuri
Manga Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon Starving Venemy Dragon Yuri

Hybrid

Monster Original forms Owner
Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
Yuya Sakaki
Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon
Odd-Eyes Venom Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon +
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon

Full Hybrid

Appearance Monster Type Owner
Anime Supreme King Z-ARC Integration Zarc
DY Odd-Eyes Revolution Dragon Nomi Yuya Sakaki

Corrupted

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

Trivia

  • The alternative name "Four Heavenly Dragons" may be a reference to the "Four Heavenly Kings".
  • Each dragons' color scheme is based off of its Summon mechanic.
  • Each of the dragons' Japanese summoning chants mention one a certain body part.
    • Odd-Eyes: Eyes
    • Dark Rebellion and Starving Venom: Fangs
    • Clear Wing: Wings
  • The Four Dimension Dragons were revealed and released in reverse order of compared to their respective Summon mechanics, starting with "Odd-Eyes" (Pendulum), followed by "Dark Rebellion" (Xyz), then "Clear Wing" (Synchro) and lastly, "Starving Venom" (Fusion).
  • Each of the Four Dimension Dragons has a unique trait from the other three.
    • Odd-Eyes: The only non-Extra Deck member.
    • Dark Rebellion: The only member to not have a Level.
    • Clear Wing: The only non-DARK member.
    • Starving Venom: The only member to not have 2500 ATK.
  • "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon" is the only Dimension Dragon that has also appeared in the manga; the others have all been replaced by counterparts.

References

  1. Weekly Shōnen Jump 2016, Issue 46 Dimension Box Limited Edition promotion
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 126: "An Evil Ascends"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 136: "A Most Brutal Duel"

Notes

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