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Phoenix Whirlwind


English name

Phoenix Whirlwind

Japanese name


Rōmaji name

Hoīru Obu Fōchun

English name (Asia)
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Volcanic Wheel of Fortune

Phoenix Whirlwind, known as Wheel of Fortune and later Volcanic Wheel of Fortune in the Japanese version, is Jack Atlas' Duel Runner. It has the design of a monowheel and a detachable Duel Disk that can be used for regular ground Duels. Other than Turbo Dueling, Jack makes use of the Phoenix Whirlwind as a means of transportation.

In the manga, Rex Goodwin owns his own version of Phoenix Whirlwind, with a darker color scheme.


Jack stole the first Duel Runner built by Yusei Fudo and used it to venture into New Domino City. It got ruined in an accident and Jack later acquired the Wheel of Fortune. (In the English dub, both Duel Runners were said to be the same.)

Re-Designed Jack Duel Runner

Phoenix Whirlwind, upgraded for the WRGP.

During the Fortune Cup, the Wheel of Fortune got damaged after Yusei and Jack's Turbo Duel. Later, under Rex Goodwin's orders, it got repaired and was given modifications. Jack suspected that this occurred due to Goodwin's fears concerning the power of the Dark Signers' Duel Runners.

In the English version, the name Phoenix Whirlwind is explained in two parts. The word "phoenix" comes from the mythical creature that was reborn from its ashes, in a similar manner to Jack's Duel Runner, which was repaired and improved after crashing. The word "whirlwind" symbolizes Jack's ambition to "blow" his opponents away.[1]

Before the World Racing Grand Prix, Jack got the Phoenix Whirlwind upgraded giving it a slight visual change. Using Ener-D rotary, its acceleration was increased by 150%. It had the program Yusei and Bruno developed installed and was given some new parts. With the upgrade the Duel Runner was renamed Volcanic Wheel of Fortune.[2]


Jack's Phoenix Whirlwind is covered in crimson light.

The Phoenix Whirlwind (type-FSC) HOF-01/R used by Jack in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is similar to the one used on the World Racing Grand Prix. The only difference is the Team 5D's logo missing, instead the letter A appears on front.[3] This version of the Phoenix Whirlwind is also capable of riding at incredible speeds which can greatly ascend it.

Video games

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus, the frame for Phoenix Whirlwind can be unlocked by getting an S Rank in all battle races. It is referred to as Wheel of Fortune in the latter two games.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers the Duel Runner can be unlocked by beating Story Mode twice.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 37: "Digging Deeper, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 120: "Hold onto Those Feelings! Hand-Holding Djinn"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 054: "City 'Scape"

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