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Wyrm

Chaofeng, Phantom of the Yang Zing art

Japanese

げんりゅう

Japanese (ruby)

げんりゅう

Japanese (base text)

幻竜

Japanese (romanized)

Genryū

Japanese (translated)

Phantom Dragon

English

Wyrm

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Wyrm (Japanese: げんりゅう Genryū, "Phantom Dragon") is a Type of monster introduced in Duelist Alliance.

A wyrm (pronounced worm or vurm) is a type of dragon that commonly appears in British and Norse mythology. These dragons have no legs or arms and only the long, scaled body of a serpent. They are often given poisonous breath and the ability to regenerate or reattach pieces of their body that have been cut off.

Wyrm-Type monsters resemble dragons, but unlike Dragon-Type monsters, they take more of a spiritual, mythical, metaphysical look. Most of the initial Wyrm-Type monsters were part of the "Yang Zing" archetype, which seems to be based on Chinese dragons and/or other animals within Chinese lore, such as tigers, resembling "Tiger Dragon" and "Orient Dragon" (which are both Dragons, however). "Dracocension", the first generic support card for this type, hints that there is a relationship between Dragon-Type monsters and Wyrm-Type monsters. After the release of the Yang Zing, two more archetypes have been released: "True King"/"True Draco" and "Metaphys".

Example

Trivia

  • This monster Type is similar to the Psychic-Type, which usually resemble another Type of monster (such as the Machine-Type "Jinzo" monsters). In addition, they debuted in the first Booster Pack of a TV series (5D's and ARC-V), in which a new Summoning method (Synchro and Pendulum) was also introduced.
  • There are currently no Wyrm-Type Ritual Monsters.

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