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" Welcome to the world of Beyblade, where beys collide in the stadium alongside the passionate hearts of their bladers. This is the story of the fearless competitors who follow their dreams on an unforgettable journey to the top."
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Beyblade Burst is the third incarnation of the Beyblade franchise. It is comprised of a 2015 manga series, written by Hiro Morita, and six anime series, which began airing on TV Tokyo on April 4, 2016.

In the first season, Valt Aoi is a cheerful boy in the 5th Grade. Enthusiastic about Beyblade, he works hard to better himself as a blader with his partner Bey, Valtryek. Valt's close friend Shu Kurenai, who is regarded as a Beyblade genius, is a participant in the National Tournament and a member of the "Supreme Four" due to his high influence. Valt, inspired by Shu, sets his aim towards the National Tournament.

The second season, Beyblade Burst Evolution, follows Valt as he is scouted by the Spanish team BC Sol to participate in the World League, setting his sights on the International Blader's Cup and defeating the Big Five, the world's top Bladers. However, things get complicated once Shu goes missing, and a mysterious Blader known only as Red Eye shows up, determined to destroy all standing in his way.


The third season, Beyblade Burst Turbo, features a new protagonist in Aiger Akabane, whom after witnessing Valt and his new Turbo Bey Wonder Valtyek in action, decides to forge his own Turbo Bey, Z Achilles, and sets out on his own path to rise through the ranks and take Valt's place as the world's number one Blader.

The fourth season, Beyblade Burst Rise, follows the adventures of new protagonist Dante Koryu, a member of BC Sol under Valt's tutelage. Inspired by the strength of Valt's new Gamma Bey, Sword Valtryek, Dante sets off to Japan on his own journey to deepen his bond with his own Gamma Bey, Ace Dragon, in order to achieve a similar "Hyper-Flux" state with his Bey and be the best. This series was originally released as a web-only anime on Coro Coro and Takara Tomy's Youtube channels.


The fifth season, Beyblade Burst Surge, centers around sibling duo Hikaru and Hyuga Hizashi, their newly created Lightning Beys Helios and Hyperion, and their journey to defeat Valt and all the Legendary Bladers they come across.

The sixth season, Beyblade Burst QuadDrive, involves a young boy named Bel Daizora who calls himself the Demon King, the strongest Blader in the world. He lives in a large mansion streaming his matches within against the many challengers who seek him out. Along with his Destruction Belfyre, he sets out to prove how strong he is.

This series provides examples of:

  • The Ace:
    • The Supreme Four, consisting of Shu, Xander, Zac and Lui, the strongest bladers in Japan. Wakiya is this to a lesser extent in the current tournaments.
    • In season 2, there's the Big 5, consisting of Free, Lui, Joshua, Xander, and Ren Wu.
    • Season 3 introduces the Turbo 4, four of the strongest Bladers of the next generation: Phi, Laban, Xavier, and Hyde. Meanwhile, Valt has kept his title of World Champion for two years up until his battle with Aiger in episode 28. He wins the title back from Hyde several episodes later.
    • Season 4 gives us the Risen 3: Delta, Pheng, and Blindt. In addition, after defeating Valt for his title at the end of season 3, Aiger has kept his World Champion title for about a year.
    • Season 5 mixes this up by giving us the Legendary Bladers, S-Tier Ranked bladers comprising of various characters throughout the previous seasons.
    • Season 6 sticks with the Legendary Bladers but special attention has been given to Rashad who is seen as Valt's successor.
  • Adult Fear:
    • Shu goes missing sometime around episode 15 of Evolution and, for those who weren't around for the reveal in episode 36, he hasn't been seen since.
    • In episode 24 of Turbo, three children, one of which is royalty, have gone missing from the boat after deciding to race each other in the ocean. (Thankfully, all three are found safe and sound on an uninhabited island in the same episode, but that must have been a nightmare for the ones taking care of these children).
  • An Aesop:
    • A series-wide example: Underestimating your opponents can be suicidal.
    • It’s okay to be proud of your achievements, but be careful not to let them go to your head.
    • There is a such thing as being too confident. Lampshaded by Zac.
    • Winning isn’t everything. It’s just as important to have fun as well.
    • You’re not a failure just because of one loss. You just need to pick yourself back up and try again.
  • Alliterative Name: All of the characters' Dual Layer Beyblades follow this trend in the first season (i.e Victory Valtryek, Raging Roktavor, Storm Spryzen, etc.)
    • Subverted in season 2, with bey names such as Genesis Valtryek, Kinetic Satomb, (etc.)
    • Judgement Joker from Rise is currently the only Bey in the season that follows this naming scheme.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: The names of the prominent members of the cast follow this trend.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear how much control a blader has over their Beyblade. Season 1 establishes that it's all in the launch form and that they only shout their special moves once they successfully perform it. As the series goes on it starts getting fuzzy as it doesn't show bladers tilt their launchers or move differently to affect its movement pattern but is shown that a mis-launch still causes malfunctions. When it comes to tag battles, Bladers are shown to have strangely accurate coordination with combined special moves, but still, show they don't have a complete influence on their behavior after the launch when they have to force their bey to aim for the center or tornado ridge.
  • Animation Bump: Seen in season 2 episode 36, especially the last few minutes. It helps convey how messed-up Shu's psyche had become. It's also present in episode 50 of Turbo to show just how high the stakes are in stopping Phi.
  • Artistic License – Sports: The anime occasionally bends or breaks official tournament rules for the sake of narrative, tension and more exciting battles.
    • Nobody turns around to choose their parts in secret and announce they are set
    • Standard matches are first to 3 points, while finals are first to 5. The anime has first to 2 and 3, respectively.
    • Running, standing (If the stadium is on the floor), and jumping are not allowed during launch. Ironically, mostly done by Valt.
    • Changing or removing parts (Disc Frame, Union Sword, and Infinite Sword and Shield) mid-battle is only allowed during the finals. During Evolution, we see bladers removing frames outside of the finals and in Rise Dante and Delta frequently change Layer Bases.
    • Shu has never been seen using a separate tool or one built into the launcher to change the spin direction of Legend Spryzen, Spryzen Requiem, and Turbo Spryzen.
    • Spying on others during gameplay is not allowed, yet in the anime, battles are broadcasted and spectated live.
      • Unlike real life, multiple matches take place at the same time. Due to the anime having only one match at a time there's really no excuse not to observe your opponent.
    • Suoh, Shu, Ghasem, and other bladers wouldn't be allowed to participate due to having banned or restricted parts. Obviously, the anime wouldn't ban specific parts.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • Valt's Rush Launch is powerful, but if an opponent can deflect or dodge it, it's useless and drains Valtryek's stamina.
    • Dodging Wakiya's Shield Crash and then counterattacking leaves Wyvron very vulnerable.
    • Special moves that unclick the Beyblade such as Dual Sabers, Final Guard and Dragon Crash. While they are incredibly powerful, they leave the bey vulnerable to bursting if not careful.
  • Barely Changed Dub Name: The English dub changes a few characters names to similar sounding (and still Japanese) names.
    • For example, Kensuke Midorikawa was shortened to "Ken Midori", Daina became "Daigo", Xhaka became "Xander", and Souta became "Ryota".
  • Battle Tops: It's Beyblade. We wouldn't have a show without them.
  • Battle Aura: Everyone has one. They're also Colour-Coded for Your Convenience.
    • Valt = Blue
    • Shu = Red
    • Wakiya = Purple
    • Rantaro/Honcho = Yellow/Gold
    • Ken = Green
    • Daigo = Dark Purple
    • Xander = Brick Red
  • Big Bad:
    • Season 1 doesn't have any, but Lui Shirosagi serves as the closest one this series especially considering he is the Final Boss of the season.
    • Season 2 finally introduces a proper main antagonist in Theodore Glass aka Ashtem, who is the founder of the Snake Pit Organization and is the one responsible for Shu turning into Red Eye and later going on a bey-breaking spree.
    • Season 3 has Phi, whose main goal in life is to prove that he is the strongest blader. He's responsible for corrupting Aiger and later destroying his bey, making things even more personal. After destroying his own brother Hyde's Dread Hades, he merges it with his Phoenix to create Dread Phoenix and goes after the toughest bladers in the world vowing to break all of their beys.
    • Season 4 gives us Arthur Peregrine, who wants to take over the Wbba. and replace it with his Inferno organization. After he is defeated however, Gwyn Reynolds becomes the true Final Boss of the season.
    • Season 5 introduces Lain, however he's not like the previous antagonists. Lain is built up like one, but much like Lui, isn't really that much of an antagonist force as he is simply power hungry and trying to satisfy his flare. The only thing really stopping him from going off the deep end is his mentor/partner Shu who is actively trying to push him away from this trope. His journey through the series sees him learning about how to have fun with blading and channel his flare in that way.
    • Season 6 also doesn't have one; Rashad would normally be this, but he is simply the strong rival than a true antagonist. If anything, he's actually set up to be the main character. Arguably speaking, the protagonist for the season, Bel, fits the description as the big bad better than any of the characters, but doesn't reach this status due to his child-like demenor and the fact that he legitimately enjoys blading with his friends and rivals.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Daigo pulled this on Valt in episode 5, only to change his ways after losing to him.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": All the prominent characters' Beyblades have letters molded into the designs of their Beys' Layers that correspond to the first letters of their names.
    • Some characters also wear letter accessories as part of their wardrobe. For example, Valt has a V-shaped design on his shirt, and Wakiya and Zac have "W" and "Z" shaped belt buckles, respectively.
  • Breather Episode: A relatively lighthearted episode will sometimes precede (or succeed) a darker, more intense episode. Especially prominent in the second season onward.
    • One example is Turbo #42 which features Aiger, the Wild Bey Gang, and the Beigoma Bey Club hanging out, sandwiched right in between the action-packed #41 and #43.
  • Call-Back:
    • The semi-finals of Evolution reflect that of season 1. Lui vs Shu, Valt vs an elite yellow-haired Stamina user. Except Shu beats Lui and Valt doesn't defeat Free (He moves on but only because Free is injured) which allows the promised match from season 1 to take place.
    • In episode 2 of Turbo, Aiger's father doesn't want him to become a Blader out of fear, since Turbo is a powerful metal for Beys and Aiger's resonance level is high; in some cases, Bladers can become consumed by their Beys, similar to what happened to Shu due to using Spryzen Requiem back in Evolution.
  • Catchphrase: Go Shoot! (Let It Rip! in the dub)
  • Chunky Salsa Rule: A smash to pieces variant. The main gimmick of this series is the Burst mechanic. Beys are now spring loaded and have four notches that hold the bey together, which come loose as they're attacked. Once all four are loose, the bey falls apart and causes a Burst Finish. In a meta sense, this allows for quicker matches, as Burst works as a point match rather than a Best of 3 like previous series.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Shu (red), Ken (green), and Valt (blue). In Evolution Silas replaces Ken.
  • Color Motifs: See Battle Aura above.
  • Costume Evolution: In Turbo, all the old characters (i.e Valt, Lui, Shu) from seasons 1 & 2 who have appeared in Turbo received new outfits.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Bladers who exhibit this get punished really hard
    • Zac and Rantaro focus purely on maintaining spin time without much variety aside from changing movement, thus they often get taken out by direct attacks.
    • Xander's strategy in almost every series he's in is to brute force his way to victory; if that doesn't work he makes Xcalius lose two clicks to activate his Saber moves (which is why he usually loses to a Burst).
    • Hyuga relies on brute-forcing his way to victory without any form of strategy. Between him and Hikaru, he doesn't fair as well as he does in solo matches.
  • Death by Irony: Many Beyblade battles end in ironic fashions.
    • Season 1:
      • Episode 34: Rantaro expected to beat Ken based on type advantage alone only for Ken to beat him by going on the offensive.
      • Wakiya revealed in episode 45 he created Hyper Shield Crash specifically to beat Shu, only to lose to Shu's Counter Break. The crack damage Spyrzen received from Hyper Shield Crash ultimately resulted in Spryzen's destruction in Shu's later battle with Lui.
      • Episode 48: Zac uses Solstice Boost to make Zeutron spin with the power of an attack type to get an advantage on Valtryek. Zeutron loses because despite Valtryek nearly running out of stamina, its blades still managed to damage the Burst layers enough for even a just a small touch to win.
    • Season 2:
      • Episode 31: Daigo figures out that Joshua's been throwing the first matches and resolves to Burst him with a 2 point win. Daigo loses only after Doomscizor comes so close to giving Jinnius a Ring-Out Finish that would've nabbed him the second point in round 2.
      • Episode 34: Joshua's Cyclone Counter uses Jinnius' Energy Layer to drop down to attack or counterattack a Bey which more often than not results in a Burst. Valt beats him by having Valtryek position itself so low that Jinnius can't even reach it, then spring upwards to Burst it.
      • Episode 35: Joshua chooses to defy his team and participate in the final battle for his own pride while Silas humbles himself enough to ask his team to trust him to battle in the final match and borrows Valt's Vortex Frame. The result is a Kinectic Satomb Vortex Loop with even more attack power made of Silas and Valt's powers combined. Joshua lost by the teamwork he refused to accept from the former member of his opposing team.
      • Episode 42: Xander tries to defeat Silas again by focusing exclusively on attack and using Triple Saber. Silas wins by attacking with Cyclone Loop just as Triple Saber is about to happen, deflecting Xcalius and making it Burst once it hits the wall. To make it even more ironic: Silas's first strategy of using Satomb's Roller Defense during the World League failed, while using it offensively defeated the same opponent.
      • Episode 44: Silas takes his match with Free super seriously, even going with a weaker launch to throw Drain Fafnir off in the second match. Free doesn't even try and avoid Satomb. When Silas calls him out on it, Free allows Fafnir to lightly hit Satomb once and Satomb falls first before Fafnir does.
    • Season 3:
      • Episode 14-15: Aiger creates Z Dive, a divebomb attack to defeat Lui like how the latter used a divebomb attack to defeat him in the 3 vs 1 match, and Lui was warned by Laban to beware of falling objects. Lui however, uses his ground special move to overpower it. But then in the final round, Lui attempts to the exact same divebomb finisher with Brutal Squall only for Aiger to use his new ground special move to overpower that.
      • Episode 31: Kyle tries to counter Geist Fafnir's attack with an aerial Chain Counter from Hazard Kerbeus after spending the whole match trying to prevent Free from draining his bey's stamina. Free ends up countering his counter with Absorb Break and ends the match with it.
    • Season 4:
      • Episode 49: Back in episode 34, Gwyn warned Delta to work with Dante to get ready to take down Arthur otherwise, he would lose. In the final tag team match, Gwyn didn't do much to help Arthur, while Delta sacrificed Devolos' energy to give it to Dante's bey, which resulted in Gwyn's first defeat.
      • Episode 50: Arthur and Arman's rematch has the former confident in his own attack power and pride that he will win, mocking the Victories for sending out their weakest member. Arman defeats him by deflecting Arthur's two most powerful moves (Dark-Flux & Prime Reboot) into the wall with Hurricane Defense, making Arthur vulnerable to a Burst with his own power.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Downplayed, but Valt becomes the first person to Burst Spryzen in episode 15, even though he didn't win the match.
  • Demoted to Extra: Hoji and Ken in Evolution.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • Minor characters have recolored generic beys from previous generations and random parts while major characters carry unique beys and combos, similar to a Random Booster pack.
    • In season one, team battles consist of different beys and their bladers that fight and collectively score a point for the team as if it were one 3-point match. This bears similarities to deck building wherein a competitor brings multiple Beyblades that they can strategically swap out to their advantage.
  • Dub Name Change: Several characters (and Beys) had their names changed in the English dub. A few examples are listed below:
    • Kensuke Midorikawa —> Ken Midori; Kaiser Kerbeus —> King Kerbeus
    • Daina —> Daigo; Dark Deathscyther —> Dark Doomscizor
    • Kaiza "Xhaka" Xhakuenji —> Alexander "Xander" Shakadera; Xeno Xcalibur —> Xeno Xcalius
    • Gou Chagake —> Gabe Brunai; Gigant Gaia —> Giga Gaianon
  • Elite Four:
    • The Supreme Four: Shu, Xander, Zac, and Lui.
    • Also, the Turbo 4: Phi, Xavier, Laban, and Hyde.
  • Empathic Weapon: Since it's Beyblade, it's a given. Though it's Downplayed, compared to previous seasons. Skill is a more deciding factor here.
  • Enemy Scan: Usually done by the token Mr. Exposition of each season using their tablet to explain a Bey's gimmick/mechanics. Downplayed in the dub, where the Techno Babble is usually replaced with generic comments on how strong the Bey is.
  • Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!: The majority of the episode titles, both Japanese and English, are written in this manner.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: In a sense, the English dub of Turbo has all mentions of Turbo Beyblades being forged from metalnote  in the original Japanese removed, as well as the western toyline replacing the metal parts with safer metallic plastic.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Most of the characters wear them with a few exceptions.
  • Finishing Move: All the main characters have at least one. For example, Valt has the Rush and Flash Launch, Shu has Counter Break and Upper Launch, Rantaro has Roktavor Zone, etc.
  • Five-Man Band: The Beigoma Academy BeyClub, consisting of Valt, Shu, Rantaro, Daigo, and Wakiya
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In Evolution #27, the Infinity Bey Wakiya owns is a white and gold Storm Spryzen with a red driver. The exact color scheme of Shu's soon-to-be Spryzen Requiem.
    • Turbo Achilles glowing golden during the climax of Aiger's final battle with Phi foreshadows the Hyper-Flux mode featured in Rise.
    • Death Solomon doesn't have the same initials as Basara, thus isn't his true Beyblade. He acquires Bahamut, which matches perfectly with Basara.
  • Four-Man Band: The Supreme Four are made up of Shu, Lui, Xander and Zac.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Bey Club, before the addition of Shu and Wakiya. Valt is sanguine, Rantaro is choleric, Daigo is melancholic, and Ken is phlegmatic.
  • Free-Range Children: The majority of the cast are kids, and are pretty much allowed to go wherever they want and do whatever they want.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Aside from shots in slow-motion, you can see beys unlock (the moving Forge Disc tabs that stick out of the top layer) until it bursts during battle.
    • You can see if a character uses a Dash Driver if you pay attention when a bey bursts or is disassembled (The top part would be red).
    • In Evolution: If zoomed in closely at Genesis Valtryek, there is a groove where the Genesis Special chip would go.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation:
    • When a bey battle is decided by stamina, even very jaggy and pointy beys roll smoothly on their side. Beys without a smooth and round surface on their parts have have poor Life-After-Death, the ability to keep spinning even when knocked over.
    • The Luinor line is recognized for its ability to burst beys in a single hit, yet in real life opposite-spin beys are recognized for their defensive abilities. Two beys rotating in opposite directions will not unlock due to the bursting mechanism designed for same-spin opponents. Fafnir's anime depiction of the slow burst does work as intended, however.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Shu has one on his right eye, inflicted by Lui in a flashback.
  • Golden Super Mode: A new ability called "Gold Turbo (Hyper-Flux in the dub) is introduced in Rise.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Downplayed. Shu is said to be a beyblade prodigy, but he trains just as much, if not more, as the others do. Protagonist-wise, Valt trains harder than Gingka and Zyro, though not as much as Takao.
  • Ill Boy: Daigo's little brother Ryota is in the hospital, though his condition isn't serious. He's finally discharged in episode 37.
  • Lighter and Softer: This series is more kid friendly than Shogun Steel and the Metal Saga. Although things in season 2 take a much darker turn once Red Eye comes into play. Turbo seems to be getting even darker than that, judging by Phi's current state.
  • Limit Break: Hikaru, Hyuga and Lain's upgraded Beys have a Limit Break system that goes off when their Bey's get closer to Bursting. This changes their Energy Layer to give them extra options and a devistating attack when the Limit Break goes off.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Like most Shounen series, this one is no exception.
  • Localized Name in a Non-Localized Setting: The English dub changes names at random, but all the characters still come from their respective countries. Some characters get either westernized names, shortened versions of their Japanese names, or even entirely different Japanese names.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Because the Burst series is more grounded in reality, there are ways to counter any strategy implemented by an opponent, and the Rock–Paper–Scissors element of Beyblade is heavily implemented here. This includes any gimmick a Bey could possibly do, as the right strategy can negate the gimmick altogether, or worse, set them up for a Burst. Of course, this isn't taking into account a counter-strategy which Bladers could easily use.
    • A universal one is Bursting. Every Beyblade no matter how powerful will fall if unlocked enough. An incredibly powerful Attack type is typical jaggy and spiky, thus has many points to grip on. A Stamina or Defense bey typically will burst more on average than an Attack bey. Many skilled bladers take advantage of this by hitting their opponent into a wall.
    • Bey system upgrades are, by nature, supposed to be better than previous generations. This typically means bladers will want to upgrade their beys as well, meaning that to stay on top of the game, you will either need to adapt or upgrade even further. That also doesn't mean that a previous generation's parts aren't able to win and to expect a win only because you have a better bey is foolish.
  • Luminescent Blush: Everyone does it when they're embarrassed, even Wakiya.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Almost every Season does this to its main characters and at least one other primary character. Often times, this follows the destruction of the previous Bey and using what's left of it to make the upgrade.
  • Monster of the Week: Prominently in seasons 1 to 3. Valt/Aiger has to defeat a new opponent every one or two episodes. Those defeated either become an ally of the group, reappear in the final tournament arc, or are never seen again. Newer seasons don't introduce a new opponent for the protagonist to overcome as quickly, especially in Surge where the Legendary Bladers aren't defeated on the first try and have to constantly be skipped or re-battled.
  • Mood Whiplash: Most present in season 3, with a dramatic and/or sad end to the episode often being followed by an upbeat/jazzy ED.
  • Mutual Kill: Valt and Daigo do this 11 times in episode 5.
  • Mythology: All of the characters Beys are based off things that we can see in the world of myth.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted in the original Japanese, as the characters have no problem saying the word 'dead' and discussing the concept of loss, but played straight in the dub for censorship reasons.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The final scene of the extended Japanese anime trailer for season 1 featured Valt and Shu, along with 5 other silhouettes that would later be the main cast. However, one of them showed Rantaro with a different hairstyle than his current one, and another character, which would later be Xander, more closely resembled Lui. Furthermore, the trailer also showcased the Beys in their Single-Layer forms, (which were prominent in the manga) instead of the Dual Layers seen in the show's proper.
  • No Antagonist: The first season of Beyblade Burst is notable for having no Big Bad of the season. Lui is the closest thing to one but he isn't evil, just a massive jerk.
  • Off-Model: The Sword and Digital Sword Launchers used by Xander are a lot bigger than they are in real life. It is most noticeable when looking at the ripcord whose grip is as large as an adult-sized hand.
  • Once a Season: Starting Evolution, the main protagonist's Beyblade will break, and receive an upgrade before the final tournament arc. The will also defeat the Big Bad of the season.
  • One Steve Limit: The series tries to avoid this even when another character's bey inherits the name of a previous bey. During Surge though, both Rantaro and Ranjiro use Glide Roktavors with the only discerning feature being that their color palettes are swapped. This is made even stranger with their Brazilian cousin Ranzo who starts QuadDrive with yet another Glide Roktavor before it gets destroyed and upgraded to Cyclone Ragnaruk.
    • QuadDrive sees both Valt and Rashad both use Brave Valtryek, though in this case Rashad basically used Valt's design with his blessing with the distinction being that Rashad's Valtryek is red. This stays the same when they both upgrade into Savior Valkyrie. This becomes a big character moment for Rashad as he upgrades one extra time to Greatest Raphael, a Balance Type and a Bey to better fit his style.
  • Only Sane Man: Shu, Daigo, Nika and Toko are this amongst the majority of the characters.
  • Perspective Flip: Season 6 focuses on Bel, who is a protagonist but fits the criteria met for previous antagonists. From Rashad's perspective, Bel is an arrogant and rude blader who must be put in his place but deep down Bel really just wants to enjoy battling, similar to Hyde. Bel owns Belfyre (Belial), a bey based on a demon while Rashad owns Valkyrie, a heroic Norse figure and later Rafael, an archangel from biblical text.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Nika and Toko, who have pink and blue hair, respectively.
  • Put on a Bus: Ken in episode 21, since his family travels while performing puppet shows.
  • Quarter Hour Short: The first 3 seasons had their episodes in full 22-minute format, but starting with Rise, they've been cut down to 11 minutes.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Watching Shu become Red Eye in season 2 becomes more poignant now that the audience is aware of his obsession with getting stronger and defeating Lui from the very beginning.
  • Sixth Ranger: Shu and Wakiya join the Bey Club in episode 26.
    • Cuza joins BC Sol just before the start of the World League's second round.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Most of the main characters have symbols/designs on their outfits or accessories that represent their respective Beyblades.
  • Synchronization: Also known as "resonance", explained when Blader and Bey are one with each other and their bond is strong. Hinted at in the first two seasons, and a Central Theme of the third season. The fourth season uses it as a key to unlock a Bey's Super Mode. Season five introduces a new type of resonance called "Flare".
  • Summon Magic: When the characters are ready to launch their beys, their avatars manifest behind them.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Happens quite frequently. Whenever a character does something previously seen in the Original Series and Metal Saga, it won't always work properly.
    • When both Beyblades are on their last breath, both Bladers give out a battle cry complete with an Aura and their Bey's Avatar ready to charge to motivate the final blow. They occasionally just stop spinning without an epic clash.
    • A Blader may shout out their special move, but the Bey won't behave that way if mis-launched.
    • Despite many characters having a great track record in tournaments and official games, scenes that show them practicing have them lose quite often.
    • Beyblades in this series are mostly plastic, unlike Metal Saga. Whenever they break, it's never just a small chip or a potion of it removed; they get shattered into many pieces. Unlike Metal Saga, the battle is rarely over in just one round, and Beys have to endure crashing into walls and opponents numerous times so breakage is imminent.
    • When Free returns to BC Sol in Evolution #38 after having left earlier in the season, most of the group are willing let it slide and welcome him back without issue. Shasa however, spends two-thirds of the episode holding a grudge against him for it, and it's only after the two have a battle that she finally forgives him. The reason why she was so angry? Free may have ultimately had good intentions by motivating them to become a better team, he still abandoned them at a crucial moment during the European League without explaining why, resulting in their initial losing streak.
    • In Turbo #25: The cast of Burst are usually polite to any adults they meet on their journey. However, when Naru gets separated from Aiger and meets Raul, she immediately gets suspicious (The audience may know Raul as a friendly old man, but she doesn't). Later, Ranjiro, Tobisuke and Gumita see Raul walking with Naru and immediately accuse him of being a kidnapper.
    • During QuadDrive, Bel defeats world-class Bladers because of a new Beyblade System he created. After more people upgrade their beys to the DB system, his loss count starts to build up as his opponents no longer have outdated beys.
      • Bel proves that you don't need to make a new part or give your Beyblade a complete overhaul just for a new ability. All he makes is a small attachment.
    • Hikaru and Hyuga have some of the worst solo records out of all the protagonists in their focus season. Their debut had them as rookie bladers facing off against seasoned bladers using a bey system unfamiliar to them.
    • The opposite is true for Lain who has an incredible blading record as he is not only a blading prodigy, he's personally trained by Shu as a member of the Raging Bulls. A prodigy trained by one of the best on one of the strongest teams is bound to perform well.
      • This manages to repeat itself with Rashad, who is also a proiogy trained by Valt as a member of BC Sol. Because of this, he also has one of the strongest records in his season.
  • Techno Babble: In the original Japanese dub, parts and functions are properly explained. In the dub, the functions and gimmicks are given simple, sometimes vague, explanations. None of the parts are named aside from Energy Layers, but abilities and special moves are named after them. For example, Luinor's Lost Spiral is named after Lost Luinor's Spiral Driver.
English: Rantaro: Roktavor's disc has a gravity feature that keeps it spinning no matter what!
Japanese (Translated): Rantaro: The heavy weight of Ragnaruk's Gravity Disc allows it to endure any attack!
  • The Team:
    • Valt starts up the Bey Club at Beigoma Academy, and though the principal temporarily declares it okay, they still need 5 members. By episode 26, it's official.
    • Xander has his own team, Team Sword Flames.
  • Three Plus Two: In episode 26, Shu and Wakiya decided to join the Bey Club.
  • Time Skip:
    • The third season of Burst, Turbo, takes place 2 years after Evolution.
    • The fourth season, Rise, is set 1 year after the events of Turbo.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Nika and Toko. Later, Kit Lopez and Honey Guten in Evolution, and Naru Akabane in Turbo.
  • Tournament Arc: I bet you didn't expect that.
  • Totally Radical: The dub is littered with this kind of dialogue. It seems to have faded away by Turbo.
  • Truth in Television: The nature of a toy-based anime demonstrates play features in the show with a little bit of exaggeration. Rarely, there are features that are just as good as they were portrayed on TV.
    • Lost Luinor has never lost a match and is the best stock combo bey in the dual layer toyline.
    • Fafnir and Spryzen's ability to spin steal from opposite spinning beys work just as well as in real life.
    • Revive and Dread Phoenix's armor is as good as the anime, it is known for being able to destabilize beys and ruin intended movement patterns.
    • Turbo Spryzen, Valtryek, and Achilles are some of the best layers of their generation due to a round design, tight locks and burst prevention.
    • In Surge, top-tier bladers have a lot more losses and lesser bladers gain a lot more wins due to the Sparking series having very competitive parts from everyone's beys.
  • The Unfought: Until the Area Selection Tournament, Orochi Ginba was the only rival Valt hadn't faced in the Regional Tournament.
  • Two Shorts: Because of the episodes now being 11 minutes long in Rise, the dub airs two episodes together to make 26 22-minute episodes.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: The Protagonists most notably dress just like their Beyblades in terms of color and clothes.
    • Valt wears a vest over his hoodie, like how Valtryek is armored and wearing a breastplate.
    • Aiger's hair is tied back like the decals of a Trojan helmet.
    • Dante's hair and jacket have patterns resembling dragon scales.
    • Hyuga and Hikaru have hair resembling their bey's contact points, and also flare up like fire similar to how their beys are themed after the sun.
    • Bel dresses like a demon/vampire due to Belfyre being based of Belial, an Ars Goetia demon.
  • Unknown Rival: Wakiya sees Shu as this, but Shu is more focused on Valt as a rival.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Going along with Younger Than They Look below, many of the characters have rather deep voices for 11 year old kids in the English dub.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Drum, Pot, and Blind don't sound like very flattering names, do they?
  • Wrecked Weapon: In the series, the Beys can break apart after overuse or if the opponent deals an extreme amount of damage to the Bey. This is Phi's signature move ultimately being well known for destroying Beys. This often followed by some serious Character Development as well as taking the destroyed Bey and making their Mid-Season Upgrade with it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Valt's hair is a dark blue, Nika's is pink, and Toko's is a light blue.
  • Younger Than They Look: Some characters have the appearances of teenagers/young adults, but are actually 11 years old. Rantaro, Wakiya, Ken, and Xander are some of the most prominent examples.

Alternative Title(s): Beybattle Burst


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