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The world is divided into four dimensions. In them there are four boys with the same face. The dragons they have call for each other. As if seeking out each other...

— The phrase recited before the Japanese opening themes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime, during the Heartland City arc.

Dimensional counterparts

All 8 dimensional counterparts of the series. (Clockwise: Yugo, Yuri, Yuya, Yuto, Lulu, Zuzu, Celina, and Rin.)

A dimensional counterpart is a phenomenon featured in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime, in which a person from one of the Four Dimensions resembles another person from another dimension. In addition to sharing the same face, the counterparts seem to be drawn to each other for an unknown reason. Yuya Sakaki and Zuzu Boyle are the only characters to have dimensional counterparts.

History

Accordingly to Leo Akaba's actions, it is stated that these counterparts are important to his plans. He is interested in Celina's unknown abilities and also expresses interest in getting a hold of Zuzu Boyle, stating that she is the "fourth piece" he needs, having already had Yuri capture Lulu and Rin for him. Declan also believes that Yuya and counterparts are also involved in Leo's Arc Area Project due to Yuri and Celina being involved in Revival Zero.[1]

It is later revealed that Yuya and his counterparts are the reincarnations of Zarc while Zuzu and her counterparts are the reincarnations of Ray Akaba who came to be when Ray used the four cards created by her father to split the Supreme Dragon King Zarc with herself and the United World, which resulted in the creation of their reincarnations and the Four Dimensions.[2]

Mistaken Identities

A common recurrence is for a character to confuse one counterpart with another counterpart due to their identical facial structures. Instances of confusion include:

Character Mistaken Identity Identifier(s)
Yuya Yugo Sector Security[3], Frank[4], Tarren[4], and Damon[5]
Yuto Kite[6]
Zuzu Lulu Yuto[7] and Shay[8]
Rin Yugo[9]
Yuto Yuya Zuzu[7], Sylvio[7], Ootomo[7], Yamabe[7], Kakimoto[7], and Claude[10]
Yuri Yugo[11]
Yugo Yuya Nagi[12] and Taka[12]
Yuri Yuto[11]
Yuri Yuya Zuzu[9] and Yusho[13]
Yugo Zuzu[9]
Celina Zuzu Allie[14], Yuya[15], Gong[15], Sylvio[16], Aura[9], Sora[17][15], Claude[18], Sector Security[3], Frank[4], and Tarren[4]
Lulu Zuzu[19][12]
Rin Yugo[20]
Lulu Zuzu Yuya[21]

Counterparts

Yuya Sakaki

File:Zarc.png

Yuya was the first character to have a dimensional counterpart. These counterparts each have a Dimension Dragon, can enter a rampant state of mind, and sync with each other. If a counterpart has absorbed another into his body, the one absorbed can possess the other's body. Each of Yuya's counterparts serve as the secondary protagonists of the series, except Yuri who currently serves as a major antagonist.

When all four of them are Awakened and their Dragons are Summoned, they chant in unison about merging into a single being. They are Zarc's reincarnations.

Character Dimension Deck Dragon
Yuya Sakaki Standard Performapal/Magician/Odd-Eyes OddEyesPendulumDragon-JP-Anime-AV-NC
Yuto Xyz The Phantom Knights DarkRebellionXyzDragon-JP-Anime-AV-NC
Yugo Synchro Speedroid ClearWingSynchroDragon-JP-Anime-AV-NC-2
Yuri Fusion Predaplant/Honor Student 150px

Zuzu Boyle

Ray

Ray Akaba, their incarnation.

The second character to be known to have dimensional counterparts was Zuzu. Similar to how Yuya and his counterparts each possess a Dimension Dragon to help signify themselves as counterparts, Zuzu and her counterparts each wear a bracelet, which have mysterious abilities. For this very reason, they are collectively called Bracelet Girls (ブレスレットの () , Buresuretto no Ko).[22]

Zuzu serves as a secondary protagonists of the series with Celina, Rin, and Lulu each playing a major supporting role being her counterparts. At one point, they were all controlled by the Doktor's Parasite Monsters, making them temporary antagonists, however, they were finally freed when the Professor carded the Doktor for his dangerous thinking.

The girls' decks are shown to each have a feminine themed to them as nearly all their monsters are female. Their decks also possess a synergy to Fusion Summon and each one is based around a natural beauty. They are Ray Akaba's reincarnations.

Character Dimension Deck Bracelet Beauty of Nature
Zuzu Boyle Standard Melodious Zuzu bracelet Flowers
Celina Fusion Lunalight Celina bracelet Moon
Rin Synchro Wind Witch Rin bracelet Wind
Lulu Obsidian Xyz Lyrical Luscinia Lulu bracelet Birds

References

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 117: "Grip of the Parasite"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 127: "Revival Zero"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 55: "Tops Speed"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 57: "Super Duelists"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 62: "The Great Escape"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 102: "Rush for Revenge"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 7: "Mr. Mystery"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 21: "Beyond Belief"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 47: "Identity Crisis"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 35: "Sora's Secrets: Part 1"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 18: "Trapped in a Card"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 46: "Dragon's Vengance"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 123: "123 Fusion Destruction"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 38: "Warped"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 48: "Battlefronts"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 49: "Fighting for Fun"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 41: "Bracing For Battle"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 40: "Stealth Warriors"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 44: "Danger Zones"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 84: "A Plan and a Promise: Part 1"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 124: "Paraside Seeing"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 75: "Shay's Revenge"
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