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"Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon"

  • レッドアイズ
  • Reddoaizu (romanized)


  • 真紅眼
  • Zhēnhóngyǎn (pinyin)
  • Zan1 hung4 ngaan5 (jyutping)
  • Crimson-Eyed (translated)


  • Yeux Rouges


  • Rotäugig


  • Occhi Rossi


  • 붉은 눈
  • Bulg-eun Nun (romanized)
  • 레드 아이즈
  • Redeu Aijeu (romanized)


  • Olhos Vermelhos


  • Ojos Rojos

Other names

أحمر العينين
Kırmızı Gözlü Canavar


Anime appearances

Manga appearances

"Red-Eyes" (レッドアイズ Reddoaizu) is an archetype of Dragon-Type monsters used most notably by Joey Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh! and Atticus Rhodes in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.

The archetype is based mainly on supporting the original member, "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" (often given as "Red-Eyes Black Dragon"), who, according to the anime, was created to rival the strength of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". The first Yu-Gi-Oh! movie stated that while "Blue-Eyes" brings power, "Red-Eyes" brings potential.

"Red-Eyes B. Chick" is not a "Red-Eyes" card because it does not have 「レッドアイズ」 in its Japanese name, and as such most, if not all, "Red-Eyes" support cards specifically exclude it.


In the first movie Shougo Aoyama got a "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" card, but was too timid to use it. Yugi Muto uses it against Seto Kaiba for Shougo. He demonstrates how "Red-Eyes" brings potential by fusing it with "Meteor Dragon" to Summon "Meteor Black Dragon".

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" became one of the signature cards of Joey Wheeler after he won it from Rex Raptor in Duelist Kingdom. Joey used it and a few of its support cards throughout the series.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Nightshroud and Atticus Rhodes use "Red-Eyes" Decks, including a number of "Red-Eyes" cards and their support.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time, Paradox used the "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" to Summon "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon".

In Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" appeared as a statue as one of the legendary monsters and Roku played a "Statue" version of it in a Statue Duel against Yuma Tsukumo.


Among the first ever released Structure Decks is Structure Deck: Dragon's Roar, which focuses on mainly on "LV" monsters and powering up "Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon" by sending Dragon-Type monsters to the Graveyard.

Prior to the release of the "Dragon Rulers", "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" and "Red-Eyes Wyvern" made the "Hopeless Dragon" Deck and its more aggressive counterpart, "Disaster Dragon", possible, using multiple copies of "Darkness Metal Dragon" to swarm the field until it was Limited.

With the release of Clash of Rebellions, new "Red-Eyes" support based on Gemini monsters and effect damage was introduced. This contrasted with the "Performage" archetype's ability to avoid opposing effect damage and the "D/D" archetype's ability to modify LP to gain advantage.

Invasion: Vengeance provides more support for this archetype's Fusion and Gemini Summoning strategies.

Playing style

As only one of its effects can be used per turn, "The Black Stone of Legend" can alternate each turn between Special Summoning a "Red-Eyes" monster from the Main Deck, and returning itself to the hand and a "Red-Eyes" monster from the Graveyard to the Deck.

"Black Metal Dragon" can equip itself to a "Red-Eyes" monster for an ATK boost and can search for a "Red-Eyes" card when sent to the Graveyard. "The Black Stone of Legend" and "Black Metal Dragon" can be revived by the effect of "Kinka-byo" or "Junk Synchron" to reuse their effects.

"Junk Synchron" can Special Summon a Level 1 Monster from Graveyard and Synchro Summon "Herald of the Arc Light". When "Arc Light" is sent to the Graveyard, it can search for either "Paladin of Dark Dragon", "Lord of the Red" or their Ritual Spells; "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands" can search the other or "Pre-Preparation of Rites" can search both.

"Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" is easiest to Special Summon by Tributing "Paladin of Dark Dragon" by its own effect and "Dark Dragon Ritual" can be both Banish themselves from the Graveyard to search for any "Red-Eyes" Spell or Trap Card.

"Keeper of the Shrine" (for any Dragon-Type Normal Monster) and "Red-Eyes Retro Dragon" (for any "Red-Eyes" monster) serve the same purpose as each other for Normal Summoning a "Red-Eyes" monster from the hand on your turn and protecting it during the opponents turn.

"Return of the Red-Eyes" is a powerful support card that can Special Summon a Normal Monster from the Graveyard while the player controls a "Red-Eyes" monster. It can be searched by "Black Metal Dragon" or "Dark Dragon Ritual".

"Red-Eyes Fusion" is capable of Fusion Summoning a "Red-Eyes" Fusion Monster by fusing from the hand, Deck, or field, but it cannot utilize the archetype's Gemini monsters, "Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon" and "Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning", from the Deck to Summon "Archfiend Black Skull Dragon", as they are not treated as Normal Monsters there. "Polymerization" or "Dragon's Mirror" are viable substitutes to Fusion Summon "Archfiend Black Skull Dragon" while the aforementioned monsters are treated as Normal Monsters on the field and in the Graveyard. "Blazing Meteor Black Dragon" is a more flexible alternative that can be Summoned with "Red-Eyes Fusion", as it requires any Level 6 Dragon-Type monster in addition to a Level 7 "Red-Eyes" monster; its effect in tandem with "Red-Eyes Fusion" also useful for loading the Graveyard with revival targets.

The "Hieratic" archetype has support for Dragon-type Normal Monsters, which can be used in combination with "Return of the Red-Eyes" and "Blazing Meteor Black Dragon".

"Spark Field" can support the archetype's Gemini monsters as it allows them to be Normal Summoned without Tributing, then Normal Summoned again in the same turn to unlock their effects.

If running "Kuribandit", the Mill effect of this Monster runs in combination with "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force"; with "Red-Eyes Flare Metal Dragon" as a target and "Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon" as the result.

Recommended cards

Hieratic Red Eyes
Darkness Metal

Official Decks

Red-Eyes Official V-Jump Deck[1]


2. for Arc-Light Rank 4 Engine.
  1. YGOrganization 20th Legendary Collection Decks
Facts about "Red-Eyes"RDF feed
Chinese name真紅眼 +
Chinese translated nameCrimson-Eyed +
English nameRed-Eyes +
French nameYeux Rouges +
German nameRotäugig +
Italian nameOcchi Rossi +
Japanese nameレッドアイズ +
Korean Revised Romanization nameBulg-eun Nun + and Redeu Aijeu +
Korean name붉은 눈
Page nameRed-Eyes +
Page typeArchseries page +
Portuguese nameOlhos Vermelhos +
Romaji nameReddoaizu +
Spanish nameOjos Rojos +

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