"Virus" (ウイルス Uirusu or ウィルス Wirusu) is a series of Trap Cards used by Seto Kaiba in the anime and manga, and by Kyoko Taki in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. It was introduced in Premium Pack 5, with the second member being released in Flaming Eternity.
The later members are spun off the original card, "Crush Card Virus". "Crush Card Virus" is a Virus Card in the manga. Somewhat ironically, "Crush Card Virus" no longer has the Lingering Effect of other "Virus" cards in the TCG/OCG due to receiving a major errata so that it did not need to be Forbidden. However, the monster counterpart of "Crush Card Virus", "Doom Virus Dragon", has the same effect that it did prior to its errata.
All members of the series have the following properties in common:
- They are Normal Trap Cards (except in the manga where Virus Cards exist).
- The activation cost is Tributing a monster that meets a certain restriction.
- Upon resolution, it destroys opponent's cards that meet a certain condition.
- Until the opponent's 3rd turn after it was activated, its Lingering Effect has a negative effect on the opponent (except for "Crush Card Virus" after its major errata).
|Crush Card||1 DARK monster with 1000 or less ATK||Monsters with 1500 or more ATK|
|Current Corruption||1 DARK monster with 0 DEF||Monsters with 2000 or less DEF|
|Deck Devastation||1 DARK monster with 2000 or more ATK||Monsters with 1500 or less ATK|
|Eradicator Epidemic||1 DARK monster with 2500 or more ATK||Spell or Trap Cards|
|Full Force||1 DARK monster with 2000 or more DEF||Monsters with 1500 or less DEF|
|Grinning Grave||1 DARK monster with 3000 or less ATK||Cards in the opponent's hand/Deck, and any monsters they draw for 3 turns after resolution|
|Last Machine Acid||1 WATER monster||Machine monsters|
|Planet Pollutant||1 "Alien" monster||Face-up monsters without an A-Counter|
|Root Ransom||1 DARK monster with 0 ATK||Link Monsters|