- Power Tool is missing a right arm and it is a right arm. When Power Tool becomes Life Stream, the arm that magically appears looks suspiciously like an organic version of Armory Arm. Do the math.
- It's funny because Aki and Kallen do look like each other.
- Possibly Jossed, as they are actually the robots that caused the extinction of mankind in the future after an incident with momentum.
- According to Z-one, the Momentum explosions were caused by humanity turning greedy and corrupt. Perhaps God is using Momentum to make His angels into physical beings - the Machine Emperors - in order to teach humanity a lesson.
- Jossed kind of. You could say his anger comes from losing his lover as a human.
Bruno, however, is not a normal robot. He has to be an organic robot, because he's been seen consuming food and sleeping. This doesn't rule out the possibility of him being a robot, though, because science fiction speculates that, in the future, data will be stored in organic DNA molecules using the same principle as the human brain. Also, Placido has been seen manipulating various robots by waving his hand, so creating an organic robot shouldn't be too much of a stretch for him. Bruno is a living being(?) who happens to function as a robot at the same time.
- In episode 93 his eyes start glowing when he's getting his ass kicked by Sherry, whereupon he suddenly demonstrates an advanced combat ability... And if you look very carefully, there's a hint of circuitry right before his eyes go completely glowy.
- It also has the same side-effect as the Infinity monsters.
- Jossed somewhat. He was revealed to be the mysterious Dark Glass in episode 107. Also, he himself stated that he was created to STOP Placido and the infinities, but the evidence of him being a robot is ramped up to the ridiculous: He crashed off a cliff and got away without a scratch except losing his memory, called out his ridiculously designed D-wheel Delta Eagle from the OCEAN using some sort of signal transmitted from his eye, and transformed into Dark Glass while riding Delta Eagle on his way to save Yusei, all in the midst of highly suspicious green circuitry.
- So it's confirmed he's a robot built by ZONE, he's just not evil.
- Scratch that, yeah he is. Or maybe not. Duel's not over yet.
- To be fair, NONE of the robots built by ZONE (including Placido) are evil, per say, as they really are more of well-intentioned extremists made to prevent the extinction of mankind.
- It also has the same side-effect as the Infinity monsters.
- Not only Poki, but the dragon(Pawoo?) too, near him. There's also a ferris wheel which looks a bit like the one from the Clock Solitaire game in the manga.
- He's prepubescent anyway.
- This theory gains strength now that Crow has been made a Signer at the end of Season Two. That makes three Signers and a Dark Signer on Team Satisfaction.
- Alternately, the cause and effect are reversed: the Signs strive to bring the Signers together, so the three boys weren't made Signers after they became friends but were drawn together because they were Signers.
- Confirmed by episode 46. Rudger was placed in charge of Momentum when Professor Fudo realized it was dangerous. Afterwards, Zero Reverse occurred. While Rudger did not admit to intentionally causing it, or say if he was a Dark Signer then, he appears to be responsible.
- Episode 57 shows that Rudger was the one who triggered the Zero Reverse after looking into Momentum's light and being driven mad. However, that might not be all there was to it, considering that the one who suggested he look into Momentum claimed to be from Yliaster.
- Carly Nagisa: Fits the 'Ranger Girlfriend' version.
- Possibly out of the running since Carly became a Dark Signer. Then again, she doesn't seem happy about it, which might give Jack some wiggle room when it comes to talking her round.
- Misty: Fits the 'Fights both Sides' version.
- Also a Dark Signer.
- Kyosuke Kiryu: Fits the 'Bad Guy turned Good' version.
- Don't bet on the Water Dragon. The show's not called 6D's, after all. Given the candidates above, a purified Earthbound God may be more likely.
- Going with the elements, this might be Bommer, who wields Chacu Challhua, the Killer Whale Earthbound God.
- This theory is actually confirmed. Sort of. With Jack of all people getting the Earthbound God summon which is a FIRE-type. At the very least it's confirmed that a Signer can purify an Earthbound God.
- The fact that they are all dead (again) may be a bit of a problem...
- Of course, as of 64, they are all alive again.
- Leo/Rua: His dragon fits the missing Earth slot, and if you compare the various flashes from the final battle between the dragons and the Earthbound Gods, Power Tool Dragon does look like an armour plated version of the 5th dragon.
- As of the end of the Dark Signer Arc Crow was revealed as the 5th Signer. This tropes has a friend who keeps tabs on the latest sets, and the cover card of the latest one? Black Feather Dragon. This would fit the unknown Earth slot, though bets are up as to if there'll be a 6th.
- Actually, with the events of episode 143 with the mysterious former-Fifth Dragon finally being named and out of hiding, things may be thrown into greater turmoil... Plus Black Feather Dragon is a DARK-Type.
- Confirmed its Rua who becomes the Sixth Signer and his Power Tool Dragon becomes Life Stream Dragon, the fifth dragon.
- Partially confirmed. Now that the show is long finished, we have 2 DARK Attributes (Black-Feather Dragon and Red Demon's Dragon), 2 LIGHT Attributes (Ancient Fairy Dragon and Life Stream Dragon), and 1 WIND and 1 FIRE. No "on of each attribute" stuff here, sorry.
- Never mind, apparently it runs off Planetary Particles or something of the sort... however that works. We probably shouldn't try to think about Yu-Gi-Oh from a scientific standpoint, anyways.
- If this is true, then there should be a blue-eyed white dragon. What episode do we meet it in?
- Um, Stardust. Okay, it has yellow eyes, but it's close enough.
- Not true at all. The biggest similarity is the Crimson Dragon's appearance in episode 5, where it rises up from the Duel Arena, which looks a lot like Slifer when Yami Yugi summoned Slifer in his Battle City-duel against Yami Bakura. That's the only real similarity. Besides, Slifer is bright red with black down its stomach. The Crimson Dragon is just a lot of dark-red energy in the shape of a dragon.
- Subverted in episode 153 when the twins finally get a letter from their parents. Too bad it's to move out of Neo Domino City and join them.
- AAAAAAAaaand now he's dead.
- They Never Found the Body that time either, and everyone else absorbed by the Earthbound Gods came back.
- The 10th Anniversary guide states he DID come back with the others, but is currently in jail.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! seems to have somewhat of a habit for doing this. Bakura and Darkness were repeatedly defeated, only to resurface as the Final Boss for each series, and Divine seems to be the closest person in 5D's to pick up this tradition.
- AAAAAAAaaand now he's dead.
- Confirmed in Episode 60 and 61. Fortunately, it seems to have No Ontological Inertia.
- It's part of his uniform, he needs to have it at all times.
- Carly must have been freezing in her Dark Signer outfit then... Unless temperatures have been raised by global warming or the Dark Signers just don't feel the cold in their evil mindsets, this is a major problem for my theory.
- No, she was dead, remember? And who's to say this world doesn't have pleasant temps year-round?
- Also, flaming Nazca geoglyphs could be REALLY HOT for all we know.
- Also also, forget 'evil mindsets,' given that the main requirement for being a Dark Signer is to die first, they're probably undead, which means that maintaining body temperature isn't an issue.
- Think about it. In GX, he doesn't appear any older, despite it being set 10 years later than Yu-Gi-Oh the original. When Pegasus died sometime between GX and 5Ds, he gave Kaiba the job of creating new cards and keeping Industrial Illusions afloat. He did this because he knew Kaiba to be an excellent businessman and, face it, Pegasus rather liked Kaiba anyway, didn't he?
- Jossed by the fact that the series' creator stated before we had any details on 5Ds that this would be the 'last' Yu-Gi-Oh series.
- True, but he also stated that GX would be the last Yu-Gi-Oh! series when it started. It could easily turn out to be the Flip-Flop of God.
- Either 5Ds will be stretched out as long as possible, switching casts from time to time or they would outright overrule him and make another series and split the fanbase even more. Either that, or they would come through the original manga for merchandise-able games and connect Capsule Monsters with erm, Icelandic folklore.
- With the announcement of ZEXAL, it doesn't look like this will be the case.
- Just look at the Infinity monsters; they're specifically designed to take down Synchro Monsters, and are used by the villains of the season, who have already voiced their opinion that Synchros are "unwanted" and "unneeded" things in the world that need to be eliminated. In contrast, according to one-off duelist Dark Glass, the only way to counter the Infinity monsters is - you guessed it - with another form of Synchro Monster, specifically one that uses Synchro Monsters as all of its Synchro Materials. Obviously, this season is supposed to mockk the debate in the actual game community over whether or not the Synchros are too game breaking to exist, in the first place.
- And of course, the bad guys think people making more powerful cards, ie Power Creep is the reason the world ends, yeah.
- Yusei's Stardust Dragon is White, and has a Protective effect.
- Jack's Red Dragon Archfiend is Red (duh).
- Aki's Black Rose Dragon, which has a mass destruction effect.
- Luna's Fairy Dragon, which is Blue.
...aaaand that's all I've got.
- Stardust and Black Rose are good
- Red Archfiend is aggressive, very Red.
- Ancient Fairy is Green, working with nature (field spells)
- Confirmed. The 10th Anniversary booklet states that he came back after he was eaten, but got arrested and is now in jail. And on THAT note...
- Carly was part of a complex love polygon...the second trait had more to do with the dark signers showing varying levels of hate for the signers. Devak actually had no connection to Ruka period. However their Dragon and Earthbound god did. Devak was likely only able to connect the conflict to the spirit world via Ruka as had actually been the case in the fortune cup.
- When the Marks shuffled, the dragons didn't shuffle with them. Yusei went from Tail to Head, keeping Stardust Dragon. If Rudger was a Signer, maybe his Dragon was the Yellow Dragon, but when he became a Dark Signer, the Dragon lost the ability to be a Signer Dragon. But, there still need to be five dragons, so Black Feather Dragon became a replacement. This lessens the possibility of 1-3 happening, but doesn't erase it.
- Later: #3 happened.
In MOTHER and Earthbound, the Teleport ability requires the party to accelerate in an area with lots of running space. Achieving Accel Synchro requires the Duelist to speed up to high speeds. A card capable of Accel Synchro is also the requirement for "Clear Mind". PSI abilities are also tied to the mind.
Alternately, Aki is a person who wields powerful psychic powers, therefore would be a potent PSI user, fitting in with the "female party member" role in the Mother series.
The Circuit's completion is powered by the Momentum, which can read the hearts of people and its form depends on whether the people using it are good or evil. According to Jose, the Duelists' true power powers the Circuit the best, and the duel with the Ghosts would not bring out the true potential of the Circuit. The Circuit's completion would also result in Neo Domino City getting destroyed, pointing to God's location. In Mother 3, pulling the Needles results in the Dark Dragon's awakening, which then ends in destroying the entire island the game takes place on. Whether the Dark Dragon is good or bad depends on who pulls the Needles, thus it would either lead to the world being reborn or getting destroyed for eternity. Except in 5D's case, the Needles are pretty much being "pulled out" automatically, and there's apparently nothing to stop the Circuit's completion. Ouch.
On a closer inspection, its shape resembles Adam's, especially with the "spine spikes", and the last shot of the fourth opening decipts something that would pass for the Geofront's skyscrapers hanging down toward NERV. It has been mentioned by Sherry that that "man may be the key to everything". If we wanted to push things, the red star/planet is the Black Moon equivalent of 5D's.
It's the only explanation! It started off tiny, but grew into strength as fandoms multiplied, anime gained widespread popularity, and people with horrible grammar started writing self-insert fanfics. It gained divine status after My Immortal was written, but the power was too much, and its body was permenantly disfigured into the shape of the comma, which no one ever uses correctly. Twilight and its sequels are slowly powering it, and are what's actually completing the Circuit - everything that Placido's trio says is just stuff to distract the Signers.
The Robot Shrimp came from the moon on an Iilasiet base and was sealed away because he tried to destroy the world. He was defeated in a duel using synchros and sealed away in his shrimp form. Then one of the cards to unlock him was given to Sherry's parents as well as one of the card keys being the original fifth dragon. The Robot Shrimp cloned himself to make Jose/Placido/Luciano who after given freedom and monsters to counter the synchros, became lazy tards even though they need to complete the circuit and get the cards to release him. Dark Glass was created separately and given accel synchron powers in hope that he could complete the mission. But Dark Glass rebeled and pulled a HeelFace Turn. Therefore when the trio found out about him, they kidnapped him, but Dark Glass escaped but only after getting his memories wiped.
- Head: The thinking portion, where all the decisions, emotions and memory is held. Also commands the other parts of the body. (Yusei's position as leader, strategist, and all around envoy of The Powerof Friendship)
- Wings: The most recognizable part of a Dragon's anatomy, and give it it's distinct 'power' of flight. (Jack being a celebrity even after his dethroning, and having the most powerful Dragon of the team in terms of ATK.)
- Right Claw: or by extension, the right, which is considered 'good, just and righteous.' Also involved with usual 'good' things: like creating works of art. (Ancient Fairy Dragon being like the 'Queen' or 'Goddess' of the Spirit World, and her effect of 'creating' a new world or monster.)
- Left Claw: by extension, the left, which in multiple languages, also translates as 'bad' or 'evil'. Also considered the opposite of everything that is right, i.e. right=creating, left=destroying. (Black Rose Dragon's effect of Nukeing the field and painfully torturing a monster by attacking.)
- Though this is an add-on WMG, a clarification could be useful. Tail: shields the rest of the Dragon since it's arguably the part that it least needs to fight. It has the power to heal quickly because it's usually taking the brunt of attacks from enemies. (Stardust Dragon did this really nicely, and Black Feather Dragon reduces its attack to avoid damage, weakening itself to make sure the duel continues and giving Crow other opportunities to win.)
- Heart: Emergency defibrillator for when the other Signers start dying. In spite of hints and some terribly tough fights, Rua got the Heart very, VERY late in relation to the other Signers. The Crimson Dragon placed the Heart because the other Signers were in trouble, and needed another Sign to give them strength. Given the Crimson Dragon is now clutching its presumably still-beating Heart in its Front/Left Claws, Rua might lose the Mark when the danger is over.
- Jossed. He keeps his mark and even shows it off. However, the next time Yusei had the Crimson Dragon on his back, Leo's mark didn't show up.
- Un-jossed. His, and all the other signers' birthmarks, return to the Crimson Dragon during the credits of the last episode.
- It even destroys the world because it spirals out of control from people constantly fighting and using it to achieve higher and higher evolutions.
- This would mean that Z-ONE and Yliaster fill the part of the Anti-Spirals, who are scared of the power of Momentum/Spiral Energy and know it can backfire horribly at any moment
When the accident occurred, something inside the earths core was altered/unbalanced/etc. That means all of Isaac Newtons formulas are now useless, because gravity obeys different rules now. Every instance where the viewer thinks, that couldnt be right in regards to falling or injuries is perfectly justified by the New Physics. The New Physics may not even be completely constant, which is how some characters can take nasty spills and walk away while others are seriously injured.
No wonder Aki needs so much help with her homework.
- Confirmed that Lucciano, Placido, and Jose are the same person, but that person is Aporia. Who was Paradox's friend/comrade/accomplice.
- If you look at the other people during Aporia's flashback, they're older versions of Bruno and, that's right, Paradox himself.
- Well, the question is "Could Jack, Aki or Crow pull off the required Clear Mind?"...
Besides the fact that they are time travelers and have advanced technology, a planet looking very much like Gallifrey is decipted in the current OP of 5D's. Their symbol is the Infinity symbol, just like how the Time Lords bear the Infinity sign on their mantles. They also keep an eye on history, making sure history stays on the right track. The Tenors' TARDIS is unknown as of now, but it might or might not be related to the Infinity device Momentum Express is developing.
Zone, whose name is spelled as Z-ONE on his card, is Omega. Zone or "God" is responsible for creating Illiaster, thus is the founder of the Time Lords. Z-ONE could be a reference to "alpha-omega" due to the name containing the last letter of the alphabet and the first number. Zone also created Bruno to get revenge on Illiaster.
Yusei bears a resemblance to Zone, and Yusei's TARDIS is the Crimson Dragon. He also helps others travel in time (as well as travel in time himself) as shown in Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time.
Basically at some point at the end of the series, in this alternate universe Yuusei melds with Momentum and its related energies and powers, including the Crimson Dragon and all of the Signers and becomes a perpetual-motion-energy-fueled entity. The result of this kills nearly everyone off and he ends up reshaping the what remains of the human race to be his subjects in order to preserve humanity, and he guides the future with his newly-reborn Yilaster sect from Spiral Dimension so that there's no war or poverty or any other ills. Except everything stagnates and gets messed up and people start doing things to better their lives like fusing themselves with robotic parts and tearing up the Earth until its nothing but a wasteland. At some point Zone/Yuusei decides his presence is destroying any hope the human race has and decides to find a way to destroy himself. The Emperors, being his staunchest followers, won't allow this and end up time traveling to the past so they can revive Zone and change the past enough so that their god live on forever. As a result they manipulated the Dark Signer war so that Momentum's creator wouldn't be able to stop what was happening. Who was their god's dad. The technology that allowed them to go back in time also is not only what helped Neo-Domino become so advanced so quickly, it's what Clark is using for his own time travel experiments, having been personally allowed to reverse engineer the tech the Emperors used in exchange for his silence. However, Zone counteracts this by creating Glass/Bruno to stop the Emperors from wrecking the past (which would wreck the future even more), and naturally he bonds with Yuusei as Yuusei is his future 'father'. Zone also sealed a part of his power into 'Z-One' so that it would be much more difficult for the Emperors to go through with their plan. Hence, why they ended up going the route of making the Infinity Circuit and starting the WGRP to gather enough Momentum energy to revive Zone. The Emperors are also unaware of who Yuusei really is in their future.
- The part about ZONE being Yusei is true, if The Other Wiki (YGO ver.) is anything to go by, but the summary says that ZONE begins explaining about what he means by that.
- Jossed. He only made himself appear to be Yuusei to battle the Machine Emperors.
As for Paradox, he was a denzien of this future who tried to get rid of duel cards because without duel cards there would be no need for Momentum and without Momentum there would be no Zone, which meant he was unwittingly working in Yuusei's interests - and he failed.
- Paradox being from the same future is confirmed, via Aporia's flashbacks.
- The other part has been pretty much Jossed, though, as he seems to have been working for ZONE as well, and considering the amount of "experimenting" Yliaster tends to do with the time stream, it's not unlikely that he was given a separate mission from the others, so that in the case that one plan failed, they would have another to fall back on.
- Second cousin.
- Jossed. His name is Aporia, and he's the
result of a Fusion Dancetrue form of Placido, Lucciano, and Jose.
- Also, the mastermind behind Yliaster is definitely not Aporia. It's ZONE.
- Surely it can't be a coincedence that both Savior Star Dragon and Shooting Star Dragon are Lvl 10 (instead of Yusei's Accel Synchro being a Lvl 12, like Scar-Red Nova Dragon)? Thus, it's logical to assume there's one more Stardust Dragon form to come, formed by tuning Shooting Star Dragon, Savior Dragon and a Lvl 1 non-Tuner Monster...
- Future Colors seems to support this. There's some kind of Stardust Dragon with a bunch of wings at the very end, but who knows what it'll end up actually being.
- Except Shooting Star Dragon and Savior Star Dragon are both formed from Stardust Dragon. And Yusei only has one card of that. Once he summons one, he can't summon the other. More likely if a new stronger dragon is created, it will be a further evolution of Savior/shooting star dragon.
- But remember, Synchro Summoning either Savior of Shooting Star Dragon would send Stardust to the graveyard, from which it could still be special summoned back to the field.
- There is also the fact that both monsters have levels too high for tuning. The resulting moster would be around level 20 which is pretty much impossible.
- Well, given episodes 144-145 It's very possible that the aforementioned dragon will be Yusei's Delta Accel Synchro, which will probably appear in the duel against ZONE.
- If it's Yusei's card, it's most likely his recently announced "Shooting Quasar Dragon".
- Future Colors seems to support this. There's some kind of Stardust Dragon with a bunch of wings at the very end, but who knows what it'll end up actually being.
- Consider the following: At the end of Going My Way, the Crimson Dragon is firmly situated behind ZONE and opposing Yuusei. Here's what I think will happen. Yuusei and ZONE will duel, ZONE will steal all the birthmarks like Godwin did, and won't stop there - he'll decide "Hey Yuusei, y'know how I gave you Shooting Star Dragon? Taking it back now - oh and Stardust too." Then he'll use Accel Synchro to summon Shooting Star Dragon, then summon Savior Dragon and tune it with Shooting Star to make his big fancy level 12 ace. Or maybe he'll summon Savior Star Dragon and tune that with Formula Synchron. Who knows. Either way, Yuusei will probably counter with Junk Berserker, the cover card from the latest set.
- Jossed. It's will show up in episode 143, and it's name is "Life Stream Dragon".
- Conversely, Ruka was shown a dream by the Crimson Dragon, which itself is a part of its memory, and therefore is 100% true. The only reason why it was Black Feather Dragon in the second flashback shown in the anime (the 10k years ago against the Scar Red Devil) was because it was a retelling of a story by Bommer to Jack and Yusei. That flashback could have been what they were imagining, since Ruka did not tell them what the Fifth Dragon in her dream actually looked like. Thus they filled in the gap with the fifth dragon that they knew, which was Black Feather Dragon.
- Mostly Jossed. However, Yusei had Junk Synchron revive Speed Warrior, then reviving Quillbolt Hedgehog, then went for Junk Warrior using Junk Synchron and one of his other monsters, allowing Junk Warrior to be stronger than Red Dragon Archfiend against Jack in the final episode.
- Original poster here. Okay so if you're still watching 5d's at least part of this theory has been Jossed, (You know what part) but it's possible that Z-One is still trying to create a win-win situation. Either he wins and wrecks Neo-Domino city, or Yuusei defeats him and finds a better way. Either way, the future is saved, which is Z-One's ultimate goal.
- Now THAT's a plot twist!
- Assuming that 4kids have dubbed that far ahead before NAS revoked the license.
- Jossed By The Network, sadly. And it was a good theory too...
- Confirmed by the director (Antinomy's real name is apparently "Johnny").
- Trident Dragion represents Toru, being a hot-headed sort with Toru's "never-stop-trying" attitude reflected in his effect of attacking up to three times in a turn.
- Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier represents Mizuki, being a (initially) cold, yet very helpful ally due to its Remove From Play effect, similar to how Mizuki helps evolve you Synchro Summons to combat the Machine Emperors, both as herself and in her Bruno-like android form.
- Ally of Justice Decisive Armor represents the Player him/herself. Decisive Armor is the only one without a useful effect to combat the Machine Emperors due to none of them being LIGHT Attribute, but makes up for this by being the strongest of the three stat-wise, similar to how the Player is a Silent Protagonist without a set personality, but is considered The Ace of Team Future Speed.
- I agree on the Toru point, but I feel like Ally of Justice Decisive Armor is more symbolic to Misaki than Trishula, as she's like Antinomy/Bruno and the Ghosts, a droid. Even more so, as the Ghosts use Ally of Justice in the anime. But I do see your point. Besides, Trishula is a useful monster in almost any deck that has tuner monsters.