- This card's artwork OCG artwork is taken from the manga card artwork, first appearing in from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 37: "To the Death!!"
- This card has a counterpart, "Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress #2".
- In Italian, this card is named "Drago Alato #1" while #2 is named "Dragone Alato, Custode della Fortezza #2", meaning that they lack a card with a complementary name in that language.
- This card is based on a wyvern.
- This card was the first monster Summoned by Yami Yugi.
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