|Unconfirmed "Numbers" Trivia
|Number F0: Utopic Future ||
- This card's number matches its Rank, ATK, and DEF.
- The number 0 is a number that is not part of the positive range of numbers. Similarly, this card is not a part of either the Emperor's Key Numbers or the Over-Hundred Numbers (both of which are represented by positive numbers), instead being a completely unique Number created by Yuma during his final Duel with Astral.
- 0 is also a number associated with emptiness or nonexistence, relating to Yuma's claim that the possibilities of both the future and this card, which is Rank 0, have yet to be decided (and thus do not exist yet).
- 0 resembles the English letter O, which is the only English letter used in ō, the Japanese word for "king". This may be a reference to the entire "Hope" Archetype, every member of which has "King" in their Japanese names.
|Number 1: Infection Buzz King ||
- The number 1 is often considered to be symbolic of superiority, or "being at the top". Appropriately, this card's effect allows it to absorb other "Number" monsters by attaching them to this card as Materials, signifying its status over the other "Numbers".
- By the same token, Mr. Heartland, this card's chief owner, is the leader of the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World, which further buffers this view.
- Another coupling with Mr. Heartland is one Japanese translation of the number 1 (ichi), which translates to "position", again corresponding to his said leadership position.
- In the anime, this card's number matches the original Levels of the monsters Mr. Heartland (this card's chief owner) used in Summoning this card, which were three Level 1 "Infection Flies".
|Number 1: Numeron Gate Ekam ||
- This card's number matches its Rank.
- This card's name, Ekam, is Sanskrit for "one", matching the numerical value of this card.
|Number 2: Ninja Shadow Mosquito ||
- The number matches this monster's Rank.
- If you take this card's Rank (2) and add it to the number of Xyz Materials required to summon this card (3), you get 5. This number alludes to Quinton (whose Japanese name is V, the roman numeral for 5), who faces this card along with Kite.
- In Japanese, the number 2 (ni) in-part translates to "red". This may be coupled with the following:
- This monster resembles a mosquito; the said organism's most well-known provender (food) is mammalian blood; such blood is red in color due to the metalloprotein substance hemoglobin present within it.
- The 2 may also insinuate the "double whammy" of harm that mosquitoes inflict upon their host during feeding, as they not only sap their blood supply but can also transmit pathogenic disease vectors to their host, if any are within the mosquito.
- All of Scritch's (this card's owner)'s monsters, including this one, bear red-hued characteristics on their bodies. "Mosquito Force" and "Mosquito Commando" sport red-colored abdomens and this card has a violet-red mouthpart and is carrying mostly reddish winged appendages on its arms.
- Even more interesting is that this card is carrying 2 such appendages (of which the one on the right bears this card's "Number") and "Mosquito Commando"'s abdomen is bisected (split into 2 different segments)
- Red is also the most ascendant color of this card's Hallucination Counters (per its effect.)
- If you reverse 02, you get 20, which is the number of "Giga-Brilliant", which was formerly one of the "Number"s of Kite Tenjo, who is this "Number"'s current owner.
- Fittingly, the appearances of both "Giga-Brilliant" and this "Number" take after insects.
- Still with Kite, the 2 may also signify this being the second "Number" card he obtained since the Legendary Number War arc commenced, the first being "Number 46: Dragluon"
- Moreover coincidentally, if you reverse the said Number's digits and then subtract them (6-4) you get a difference of 2, the same value as this "Number's".
|Number 2: Numeron Gate Dve ||
- This card's name, Dve, is Sanskrit for "two", matching the numerical value of this card.
|Number 3: Cicada King ||
- The number matches this monster's Rank.
- The number also matches the number of Xyz Materials required to Summon it.
- This card's original ATK is a multiple of this card's number, as 1200 / 3 would equal 400.
- The number 3 (san) in Japanese translates in-part to the honorary titles, "Mr." or "Mrs." This might pertain to the fact that this card's chief owner Erazor, is the first revealed underling of the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World, whom are Mr. Heartland's underlings.
- As this card resembles a cicada, which is an insect, this "Number" might pertain to the three chief bodily segments insects have: Head, Thorax and Abdomen.
- Erazor, this card's initial owner, used 2 other monsters whose appearances take after cicadas, which is what this card resembles: "Oily Cicada and "Dream Cicada", he thus used 3 distinctive "Cicada" monsters in this "Number"'s debut Duel.
- Even more jarring is the fact that he also used 3 Trap cards (all three were also "Cicada" support) in the same Duel.
- Oddly, in this card's debut Duel, all of the other "Number" cards this card opposed had multiples of 3 in each of their digits (Yuma Tsukumo used "Number 39: Utopia" and Trey used "Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech" plus "Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis".)
- This card's numerical value could also reference the fact that it was first used onscreen against Trey.
- It also references Trey's codename (III).
|Number 3: Numeron Gate Trini ||
- This card's name, Trini, is Sanskrit for "three", matching the numerical value of this card.
|Number 4: Stealth Kragen ||
- The number matches this monster's Rank.
- This card's numerical value could reference the fact that it was first used on-screen against Quattro.
- The number 4 (shi) in Japanese in-part, translates to "luxury" or "extravagance." This may refer to the fact that this card's debut Duel takes place just outside of the Kastle's mansion, which is an derelict, albeit also once the lavish living quarters of Reginald Kastle, one of the Duel's participants.
- This translation may also be reflective of Dueling participant Quattro, whose attire is somewhat aristocratic and whose past involved success and eminence due to his professional tournament triumphs.
- Chironex, this card's initial owner, used 3 other monsters whose appearances take after jellyfish, which is what this card resembles: "Silent Sea Nettle", "Stinging Jellyfish" and "Kragen Spawn"; he thus used 4 distinctive jellyfish monsters in this "Number"'s debut Duel.
- Even more jarring is the fact that he also used 4 Spell/Trap cards in the same Duel.
- This card's number could be a reference to the fact the fact that it's original owner, Chironex, is a member of the Fearsome Four of the Dark Dueling World.
- The number of this card corresponds to it's last owner, Quattro (IV).
- Moreover, if you reverse 04, you get 40, which is the number of "Gimmick Puppet of Strings", which is not only another "Number" now currently owned by Quattro but it was also used in this "Number"'s debut Duel and its numeric value also strongly allude to his said moniker.
|Number 4: Numeron Gate Catvari ||
- This card's name, Catvari, is Sanskrit for "four", matching the numerical value of this card.
|Number 5: Doom Chimera Dragon ||
- This card's number matches its Rank.
- This card's Number is the total representation of the combined power of five of the Seven Barian Emperors (Dumon, Marin, Girag, Alito, and Vector) that Vector had when he Duels Nash.
- In the duel that this card was named in, Vector summoned a total of five Xyz Monsters, "Number C65: King Overfiend", "Number C102: Archfiend Seraph", "Number C103: Ragnafinity", "Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade", and "Number C5: Chaos Chimera Dragon.
- The number 5 (gō) in Japanese in-part, translates as "honorable". This may relate to the revelation of Vector's childhood, which was revealed after this card's debut Duel, of which at one point, Vector wished to broker honorable peace treaties with every belligerent faction that was at war with his late father's until Don Thousand influenced him to be more like his said pugnacious and belligerent parent.
|Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis ||
- The 6 can be read as "roku", which has identical pronunciation as "rock", reflecting this monster's rock-like stature.
- It is the 2nd Number used by Trey that is related to his own archetype (first being "Machu Mech", not counting "Shark Drake", which is not a "Chronomaly" monster), so going by the fact his name is III in the original version of the anime, the formula reads 3 x 2 = 6.
- The Number matches this monster's Rank.
|Number 7: Lucky Straight ||
- 7 is considered to be a lucky number, and in gambling games it is most commonly used as the charm number, which reflects this card's ability to amplify the user's luck.
- The number 7 matches its Rank, and it matches the needed dice value to activate its effect, as well as reflects its ATK and DEF stats of initially 700 each.;
- There appear to be 7 different colors on this card's artwork.
- Likewise, reflecting its dice-rolling effect and gambling-theme, the total sum of the values of any opposite sides of a die equal 7.
|Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage ||
- Given its genome-theme, the shape of the number 8 itself resembles a double helix of a DNA molecule.
- Likewise, the same theme is reflected by how the DNA molecule consists out of 2 long strings and is made out of 4 different nucleic acids, so: 2 x 4 = 8
- While Number 69 reflects Vetrix's link to Trey and Quinton by taking their single Numbers, this monster's Number reflects his relation to Quattro, bearing the one digit of his otherwise two digit ace monster.
- This card's number, 8, also relates to Quattro: since he goes by the name IV in the Japanese version, 2 * 4 makes 8, a reference to this card's number.
- This may be strengthened by this card's arguably draconian effect in the Anime that pilfers a monster's name, stats and appearance, which could mirror Quattro's former callousness during some of his Duels (hence his predominantly macabre "Gimmick Puppet" Deck.)
- While the number does not match its Rank like most single "Numbers", it does match the total Level Star requirements for needed monsters in its Summon (2 Level 4 monsters; 2 * 4 = 8).
- In reference to the number of "Heraldic" monsters, Vetrix used 8 members of the archetype, including this monster.
|Number 9: Dyson Sphere ||
- Being arguably the most powerful Number used among Vetrix's sons, being used by its eldermost brother, the number 9, when written in Roman numbers, bears the codenames of all three of them:
- By crossing the last two Is in III, one can form an X, getting the Roman number IX, reflecting Trey;
- By combining the Vs in Quattro's and Quinton's codenames together in their tips, one can get an X, and together with the I in Quattro's name, again form the IX;
- In addition, the number 9 can be viewed as the squared value of 3 (reflecting Trey), or the total sum of 4 and 5 (Quattro's and Quinton's codenames);
- The word "Sphere" in the Japanese language is 球 (kyū), which has the same pronunciation as the number 9.
- The number matches the monster's Rank.
| Number 10: Illumiknight ||
- 10 is the atomic number for Neon in the Periodic Table of the Elements--neon is a gas used in industry to create neon lights, reflecting this monster's luminous appearance and theme;
- Further adding to this is the later introduction of this card's DARK Counterpart by Don Thousand: "Number 10: Dark Illumiknight", which could refer to the fact that as with all lights, neon ones can be turned off; or perhaps referencing a black light.
- On/off are in-part, Boolean values, which are variables that can only have two values. An example of this is binary number systems, which only use two numbers; arguably one of the most well-known such systems is the binary system used in computing, which just like the separate digits of this card's number, uses only 1s and 0s.
- Still with this card's Fake Number reference as "Dark Illuminknight", in retrospect, 10 might be the sum of all the other known Fake Numbers so far. (4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10)
- Since Kite Tenjo primarily used "Numbers" divisible by 10, this number matches this by being the first number used by him on screen.
- The word "shiro" in this card's OCG name, that means "white", is made out of "shi", that means 4, and "ro", which stands for 6. Adding 4 and 6 together gives off the result of 10.
|Number 11: Big Eye ||
- This is the 11th Number introduced in the anime.
- This card's number can be written in Roman Numerals as "XI", which can be interpreted as "Big (X) Eye (I)".
- Rolling double 1's with a pair of dice is often considered an unlucky roll, referred to as "snake eyes." In the Old Testament of the Bible, a snake was the animal that persuaded Eve to eat the Forbidden Fruit, matching the name of Big Eye's effect: "Temptation Glance."
- In Numerology, the Number 11 is one of the strongest numbers, holding great spiritual powers and awareness of the paranormal.
- In Japanese the number 1 "ichi" said twice in a row would be "ichiichi" (いちいち) meaning "one by one", imputing in a pun on this phrase that this card's Number consists of two "1"s as the phrase "one by one" has two of the word "one" in it.
|Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja ||
- The two pieces of armor on this monster's thighs resemble the generic number 6. When added together, both of these equal to 12.
- This monster seems to be a reference to the Akakage, The Masked Ninja tokusatsu series. "Akakage" (赤影) literally means "Red Shadow", to which this card's name might refer to. Also, in the 12th episode of the anime series, a ninja wearing an unbreakable armor appears. This monster's numerical value and effect could refer to it.
- In the Anime, this monster is the 1st and only "Number" its original owner Kaze Summoned in his Duel with Yuma and the 2nd "Ninja" monster he Xyz Summoned.
|Number 13: Embodiment of Crime ||
- The Number may be a reflection of this monster's thematical background, being based on the Biblical story of Cain and Abel. According to Genesis 4:1-8, Cain committed the first murder by killing Abel. The sum of all these is 4+1+8 = 13.
- As 13 is often considered to be the number of ill fortune, this monster takes the role of Cain, the aggressor, instead of Abel, the victim. This also reflects the ill fortune both monsters bestowed upon Kaito and Shark during their debut.
|Number 14: Greedy Sarameya ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin".
- Incidentally this was the 2nd "Number" monster that Kyoji Yagumo summoned and 7x2=14.
- This card is a reference to one of the Seven Deadly Sins, "Greed".
|Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder ||
- This is the first Number used by Quattro, and reflects his Japanese codename, IV; If each of the letters in the codename is read separately, the result is 1 and 5, which matches the Number.
- Still with Quattro, the numeric values of the main "Number"s used by his brothers Trey (6) and Quinton (9) if added, would equal 15, which matches this "Number"'s value.
- 15 may be reflected by how this monster has 1500 ATK.
|Number 16: Shock Master ||
- In Japanese, the number 1 can be read as "i" and 6 as "ro"; together, it reads "iro", the Japanese word for color, which makes sense for a monster called as "Ruler of Color" (in Japanese).
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if you take the square root of 16, you get 4. Referring back to this card's Japanese name, this number can be appertained to the concept of colors, as 4 is the amount of colors affiliated with the CMYK color model, which is used for printing. Each of the abbreviated colors in order from left to right (even if they're not exactly those shades of them) are apparent on this card/monster:
- Cyan: A lighter-blue color that's more greenish, this card's number is colored in a light shade of blue. Bluish sagging stars also appear as part of the design of the card color of Xyz Monsters, which is what this card is.
- Magenta: A purplish-red/reddish-purple color, a shade of this hue in-part makes up the striped parts of this monster's body.
- Yellow: This monster is LIGHT-Attribute. The LIGHT Attribute seal is colored in shades of yellow; this color also in-kind, makes up the Xyz Material orbs and trails that would orbit this card in the anime and video games.
- Key: Key refers to the color black--perhaps so-called as it references how black would be the mixture of every color in a color key. Black is the card color of Xyz Monsters, which is what this card is.
- 4 also matches this card's Rank value and the Level requirements of its Xyz Material.
- 16 would also be the sum you would get if you add the total values of the Levels of the 3 required monsters with the value of this card's Rank.
| Number 17: Leviathan Dragon ||
- Coincidentally, this card is the 17th released Ghost Rare monster.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if you reversed this card's digits and then subtracted them (7 - 1) you would get 6 as the difference and come to the following suppositions:
- 6 is the sum of the Levels needed for this card's Xyz Summon.
- 6 might reference the 6 wings of this monster as well as the 6 large spikes (three on each side) near this monster's tail.
- Separately, this "Number"'s digits may both intimate this card's debut Duel too, of which the order of the separate digits play out as that Duel goes on:
- The 1 may connote to this card being the first "Number" card that was shown and played in the anime.
- The 7 may allude to the sum of the combined Ranks of this card as well as the only other Xyz Monster that was later used in its debut Duel, which by happenstance, is also a "Number", "Number 39: Utopia" (3 + 4 = 7).
- In Japanese, the number one can be read as "i" and the number seven can be read as "chi". If put together, they spell the word, "ishi", which can mean the words "will", "volition", and "determination". These reflect the original owner of this card, Shark/Reginald, who has a strong will, is greatly determined towards his goals and (as Nash in his past life) willingly entered the Barian World on his own accord.
|Number 18: Heraldry Patriarch ||
- The 1 in this card's name references "Heraldic Beast Amphisbaena" (a card that was not shown in Vetrix's Deck), while the 8 represents the other 8 "Heraldic Beast" monsters Vetrix used.
- Still with both digits coupled with the "Heraldic Beast" insinuations, add two "0"s after the 18 and you get 1800; this is by happenstance, the ATK of Vetrix's first seen "Heraldic Beast" in the anime, "Heraldic Beast Aberconway".
- In Japanese, the number 8 (hatsu) in-part, translates as "first". This supports the "Progenitor" part of this card's Japanese name as well as perhaps also this card's appearance, as it looks like a more primeval version of "Heraldry Crest".
- Coincidentally, the digit that proceeds the 8 happens to be a 1, which is the numeric digit often associated as being the "beginning" number (not counting zero, as it's often considered to be a non-value digit,) further supporting this interpretation.
- Even furthering the "beginning" part, the 8 by itself may also advert to the number of "Heraldic King Genom Heritage", which is the first "Number" Vetrix uses in the anime.
- Also in Japanese, the number one can be read as "chi" and the number eight can also be read as "chi". If put together, they spell the word "chichi", which can mean father. This reflects the main user of the "Heraldic Beast" monsters (which this card supports), Vetrix, who is the father of Trey, Quattro and Quinton.
|Number 19: Freezadon ||
- This monster is the polar opposite of "Number 61: Volcasaurus", in terms of attribute, effect, stats, and the Number, which is the upside down read of Volcasaurus' 61.
- Observing this monster is ice-themed, the number 19 can be visually interpreted as frozen ice in several forms:
- The "1" can be interpreted as either ice stalagmites or stalagtites, which would either rise straight up from a surface or hang straight down from a ceiling, hence why the number "1" itself is composed mostly of a stright line.
The "9" could either be another visual view of ice hanging down from a surface or even water that falls away from hanging ice as it melts--with the round part of this number being that ceiling surface and the curved line being water falling from it.
|Number 20: Giga-Brilliant ||
- This is the 2nd "Number" used by Kite, as well as being the 2nd number divisible by 10, which was initially a trademark for Kite's "Number"s.
- This monster resembles an ant, which in-turn is an insect. Insects are normally partitioned into three main bodily components-- a head, thorax and abdomen. "Giga-Brilliant" clearly appears to have the former two segments while lacking an noticeable abdomen; the 2 may thus come from the fact that this Insect has two out of these three insect body parts.
|Number 21: Frozen Lady Justice ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin".
- Incidentally this was the 3rd "Number" monster that Kyoji Yagumo summoned and 7x3=21.
- Coincidentally, this card is a slight reference to one of the Seven Deadly Sins "Wrath or Anger.
- This is because Anger can manifest as revenge, which goes with the saying "revenge is a dish best served cold." Hence the ice motif that goes with this monster. Also, "to bring justice" is quite commonly used as reason for revenge.
- Based on its effect, this card could also be a reference to the sin of Gluttony.
|Number 22: Zombiestein ||
- This monster seems to be based on Frankenstein's monster, which, in the second published edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, was published in 1822. This links both to this card's Number and the chapter of the manga where its skills and weaknesses were revealed.
- One can say "two 2's" (22) in Japanese by saying "fu ni"; this could be a pun on "funiku" (腐肉), which means "tainted meat", which could be an implicit metaphor for an undead being, such as this being a Zombie-Type monster.
|Number 23: Lancelot, Dark Knight of the Underworld ||
- If one reads 2 as "fu" and 3 as "san", it forms the word "fusan" (不参), which means "absence" or "nonappearance". This may refer to this monster being a "spirit from the underworld".
- Despite not being divisible by 7, it is possible that this card is a reference to the Seven Deadly Sins.
- In particular, it could be a reference to the sin of Lust or Pride due to Lancelot's love affair with King Arthur's wife, Queen Guinevere.
|Number 24: Dragulas the Vampiric Dragon ||
- If one reads 2 as "fu" and 4 as "shi", it forms the word "fushi" (不死), which means ""immortality". This may refer to this monster being a "nosferatu" or vampire.
- The 24 may be a reference to hour 24, or midnight, the middle of the night during which vampires happen to be the most active.
- This monster has 2400 ATK.
- The Xyz materials required for this monster both equal to a total of 12, half the value of 24.
|Number 25: Force Focus ||
- This possibly links to 1925, the year in which the first Leica Camera, the first 35mm camera, was introduced to market. The monster itself resembles one.
- 2 can be read as "fu", and the first consonant of all 4 words of this card's full Japanese name (Fullmetal Photoglide - Focus Force) are pronounced as either "Fu" or "Fo", therefore, including the 2, there are a total of 5 "F" in the name, hence 25.
- This could be a reference to the character Kiyoko from Akira, who is designated as No.25 of the Espers and could make psychic predictions, similar to this card's abilities.
|Number 26: Spaceway Octobypass ||
- Adding this card's digits gives 8, the number of limbs on an octopus, which this card is based on.
- Also 6 ÷ 2 = 3, this card's Rank.
|Number 27: Dreadnought Dreadnoid ||
- In Japanese, the number 2 can be read as "tsu" and the number seven can also be read as "tsu". If read together, they spell the world "tsutsu", which means cannon. This references the various cannons present on this monster.
- This card's Number can be obtained by multiplying 33. Similarly, 34, the next numerically exponential sequence, results in a product of 81; this is by chance, the number of "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora", a monster with a similar theme, name and of which this card's effect can Special Summon.
|Number 28: Titanic Moth ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin".
- The number two can be read as "tsu" and the number eight can be read as "ya". If read together, they spell "tsuya", which can mean youthfulness, love, and feeling. These reflect Haruto's original personality before his soul was lost.
|Number 29: Mannequin Cat ||
- The number 2 can be read as "ni" and the number 9 can be read as "ku" or "kyū" in Japanese. If read together, they spell "nikukyū", which has the same pronunciation as "Animal Pad" (肉球), fittingly describing this monster's design.
- This card is a Rank 2 monster with 2000 ATK and 900 DEF.
|Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction ||
- This is the third Number used by Kite on screen, fittingly being the 3rd by 10 divisible number, like those used by Kite previously were as well.
- The 3 in 30 most likely reflects this card's ATK, DEF, Rank and order of appearance among Kite's Numbers.
- "3", which reflects most of its traits (number, order of appearance, ATK, DEF and rank) can also be read as "san" in Japanese, which is the same pronunciation as "Acid" ("酸, san").
- This card's JUMP release in March 2012 makes it the 30th Xyz Monster released in the TCG.
|Number 31: Embodiment of Punishment ||
- This monster, as well as "Number 13: Embodiment of Crime", are based on the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, the first and second sons of Adam and Eve. The opposite position of their numbers further allude to this. As does the fact that this card's Number is a flip of its "brother".
- This card and "Number 13" could be the manga's counterpart of "Number 19: Freezadon" and "Number 61: Volcasaurus".
- The number 3 can be read as "san" and the number 1 can be read as "to". Together they form santo, which means saint. This references to Abel being referred as a saint after he was killed by Cain.
|Number 32: Shark Drake ||
- In Japanese, the number 3 can be read as "mi" and 2 as "tsu"; together, it reads mitsu, short for Mitsukurina owstoni, the goblin shark, which vaguely resembles this monster's appearance. Mitsu also sounds similar to mizu, the Japanese word for WATER.
- This is the 3rd Number to possess Shark, albeit the 2nd to be strictly in his possession and based on him specifically (the other being "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon").
- Coincidentally, there is a 32 episode gap between the defeat and obtaining of "Leviathan Dragon", the 1st Number to possess Reginald, and his obtaining of this monster as the new ace card.
- The previously mentioned scientific name for the goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, which is what this "Number" vaguely resembles, is (not counting the space in-between the genus and species strings) 17 characters long, which therefore, may further buttress the hindsight allusion(s) between this card and "Leviathan Dragon".
- This card's numerical value could also refer to it being initially used by Trey and its status as the second Number known to be obtained by the Vetrix Family, after "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder".
- The number 2 (ni) in Japanese, can be translated as "red"; this could relate to what is the predominant color of this monster as well as the hue of its Number value.
|Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech ||
- This is the 2nd Number used by Trey, and the Number is reflected through his codename III (Trey also means "three" in Middle English) in the original release, hence 33.
- The total value of all digits in this Number equal the Number and the rank of "Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis", which is the other "Chronomaly" Number used by Trey.
- This is the 3rd Number used by the Vetrix family, being used by Trey whose codename equals the numeral 3.
- The number 3 by itself can be read as san, which in-part, translates to "sun" in Japanese. Similar to the fact that the sun is found in outer space, this "Number" debuted while the "Photon World" Field Spell Card was in play, which depicts a type of outer-space environment. Furthermore, it calls back to this monster's Attribute, which is LIGHT.
- The number 33, as well as the number 24 (2400) and 15 (1500) are multiples of 3, and 3x5 =15, and the number 5 corresponds to the rank of this monster, corresponding to it's owner, Trey (III).
| Number 34: Terror-Byte ||
- The monster this Number is assigned to debuted in episodes 3 and 4 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime.
- This card's number is twice that of "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", based on the fact this card was the second "Number" monster that Yuma won, not to mention the second enemy "Number" card to debut in the Anime.
- This card's separate numeric digits' Japanese translations may have interpretive insights, too:
- The 3 (san) can in-part translate to "Mr." or Mrs." This could refer to this card's owner Mr. Kay. Although this is his dub name (Professor Ukyo in the original), grade school teachers (whom Mr. Kay is) particularly in the USA, are commonly addressed as "Mr." or Mrs.", followed by their last name.
- The 4 (shi) can in-part translate to "city". While possessed by this "Number", Mr. Kay hacked into and defiled computer systems in Heartland City.
- The 3 in this "Number" matches this card's Rank.
| Number 35: Ravenous Tarantula ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin".
- Based on its name, this card could be a reference to the Deadly Sin of Gluttony
- This is the 5th "Number" played by Kyoji and 5×7 = 35.
|Number 36: Chronomaly Chateau Huyuk ||
- The numerical value is double of the same "Number" that was released in Legacy of the Valiant, Number 18. Also, though they are part of the archetypes, neither Vetrix nor Trey were seen summoning these "Numbers" yet.
- As this is a "Chronomaly" card, this card's number also references Trey, (III in the anime,) whose "Numbers" all reference his Japanese name. Both this "Number"s' digits as well as the number as a whole are multiples of 3.
- When individually read in Japanese, the numbers 3 and 6 amalgamate to form "san-roku", which translates as "sun rock". This supports the fact that this card seems to be the power source for "Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech", a fellow "Chronomaly" and "Number" that has a very rock-like structure. Also, the city depicted in this card is rock-like and the sphere enshrouding the city seems to glow like a sun-sized star; this sphere could easily resemble a sun-like structure without the city in the background, albeit with an azure-ish glow.
- There were 6 Xyz Monsters who could reduce opponent's monsters ATK to 0 before this card was released. Also, it was the 3rd "Number" monster that is also a part of the "Chronomaly" archetype to be released in the "OCG".
- There were 6 Level 4 "Chronomaly" monsters and 3 Xyz "Chronomaly" monsters before this card was released.
- If you add this "Number"'s separate numeric digits (3 + 6), you would get a sum of 9. This can be conjugated with the appearance of the bluish globe that mews the structure within it; this globe strongly resembles a Sphere Field, specifically the one that temporarily encompassed Yuma when he thrusts his Emperor's Key into The Door at the very beginning of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime series, which in-turn interspersed all the other 99 "Number"s that made up Astral's memories into Yuma's world. Ultimately, this card's said sum may connote to that event.
- 9 is also the number of "Dyson Sphere"; the latter word furthering the above relationship with this card's second digit. "Dyson Sphere" was also initially owned by Qunton, who is Trey's older brother.
| Number 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark ||
- This card's number maybe a reference to "Number 73: Abyss Splash", whose Number is the reverse of this card. As both are used by the anime and manga versions of Shark.
- This card's number (37) can be read as "mi-na", which can translate to "everyone" (皆) in Japanese, reflecting how this Number was created when Yuma, Shark, Kaito, and Kyoji chose to combine forces and battle against E'Rah together.
- "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss" has a very similar appearance to this card and its base form "Shark Drake" is essentially the anime equivalent to this card. All three cards also have battle-related effects and the numeric value of 1000 in their effects. They also are all Rank 4. Coincidentally using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if you subtract the separate digits (7 - 3 = 4), you would get 4.
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy ||
- The number 3 can be read as "mi" and the number 8 can be read as "chi". Together they form michi, which means mature. This references the fact that in the manga, this card evolved from "Number 28: Titanic Moth".
- This card has 3000 ATK and is a Rank 8 monster.
- Messier 38 or M38 for short is an open star cluster in the constellation of Auriga; open clusters like M38 are groups of up to a couple thousands of stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud and are all roughly the same age. Coincidentally, this card's Number matches the numeric moniker of this open cluster and the "Titanic Galaxy" part of this card's name may further this not only from its relation to open clusters but galaxies themselves are often huge systems of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.
| Number 39: Utopia ||
- This card's number (39) can be read as "san-kyū", which is the Japanese pronunciation of "Thank you", referencing how Yuma saves people from the "Numbers" (or other dilemmas) and is therefore a hero.
- This card's number (39) can also be read as "mi-ku", which can translate to "future" (未来) in Japanese, relating to this card's Japanese name "Hope" and referencing how Yuma and Astral as ZEXAL are able to perform Shining Draws to pave the way for their own future.
- The 3 alone may be a nod to this card's real-life effect as it can negate two declared attacks against itself (provided its number of Xyz Materials weren't amended by other ways) before it's effect destroys itself if a third attack is volleyed towards itself.
- The 9 on the other hand, might be a reference to its phonetic Japanese name (Kibō'ō Hōpu), not including the space, there are exactly nine characters in the name.
- The 3 in this card's number can be read as san, which is phonetically the same as one reading of the word "sun", referencing Yuma's "sun-like" power to befriend those he Duels.
- Also, this card was originally going to be Number 3.
- Also relating to Yuma, the 9 may relate to his last name, Tsukumo, which can be read as 99.
- The combined values of 39, representing Utopia, and 62, representing Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon, gives off 101, representing Number 101: Silent Honor ARK. All the monsters mentioned turn out to be the true ace cards of all 3 main protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: Yuma, Kite, and Reginald.
- There were 39 Numbers shown in the first season (37 original and 2 "Number C" monsters), hence its numerical value.
- Yuma and Nash (aka Reginald) used their aces against Don Thousand in 140th episode, which is the sum of their "Numbers", 101 and 39.
- This card's number is sum of all Ranks of "Number C10X" monsters.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if this card's digits were added together and then divided by this card's first digit (3 ÷ (3 + 9)), you would get a quotient of 4; this number matches this monster's Rank and the Levels of the monsters needed as Xyz Material for this monster's Xyz Simmon.
|Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings ||
- This is an evident reference to this Number's owner: Quattro, who goes by the codename "IV" in the original version of the anime.
- If you reverse this card's digits, you would get 04, the number of what would later be "Stealth Kragen". The below elucidations can then be made:
- Peculiarly, in both this card's debut Duel and the Duel where this card faced "Stealth Kragen", this was the last Xyz Monster Quattro Summoned.
- "Stealth Kragen"'s Rank is half of this card's. Its DEF is also half of this card's ATK and DEF.
|Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir ||
- This card was revealed on April 1st, 2017 in Japan—widely known as April Fools' Day—at 4:01 A.M. local time.
- This card's combined ATK and DEF is 4100.
|Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk ||
- Because this card is science fiction-themed, this card's number could be a reference to the space-oriented sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
- The number 4 could be a reference to this card's effect, as you can summon a maximum of 4 Tokens with this card's effect, due to Monster Zone only having 5 slots, 1 filled by this card.
- Meanwhile, the number 2 (ni) in Japanese, can be translated as the following:
- "red"--this could relate to the fact that this card's OCG artwork features this card producing a noticeable red glow. Moreover, the hue of its Number value is also red.
- "take after (his mother)"--In the manga, the "Battle Eagle Token"s this card is able to Summon via its effect strongly resemble this card in appearance; this translation could reflect this, as the Tokens take after the mothership monster (that being this "Number") whose effect Special Summons them.
|Number 43: Manipulator of Souls ||
- The number 4 can be read as "yo" and the number 3 can be read as "mi". Together they form yomi, which means underworld or Hades. This may refer to Don Thousand (the god of the Barian World) and the Barian World, which absorbs anybody that Don Thousand reincarnates, anyone that has a Fake Number, or anyone that loses to a Barian Emperor.
- This card's number may refer to its Number C form, which requires 4 Level 3 monsters.
- In fact, while neither of this "Number"'s separate digits directly match this card's Rank, both digits do match the Levels/Ranks within Vector's (this card's owner) present and past Decks respectively:
- In the present, the 4 matches the Ranks of some of Vector's other "Number"s (66 and 104;) it also matches the Level predominant in his present Deck archetype, which are the "Umbral Horror" monsters.
- In the past, the 3 matches both the Levels of nearly all of his "Gorgonic" Effect Monsters as well as the Rank of his "Gorgonic Guardian" Xyz Monster (the only one that doesn't match is "Gorgonic Ghoul", albeit this card's digits, if subtracted (4 - 3) would match its Level, which is 1.) 3 also matches the Level of the "Number C" form of Vector's associated "Legendary Number", which is "King Overfiend".
|Number 44: Sky Pegasus ||
- 44 can be read as "shi-shi" in Japanese, which could mean "shishi" (志士) - "loyalist", "patriot", possibly referring to how the knight in the legend of this card, protected his land from three other knights who wanted to usurp the king.
- Another reference to the number 44 might be the Bénouville Bridge, which was renamed into Pegasus Bridge in 1944, in honor to the emblem worn by the British airborne forces at the time of a liberating operation, which was the Pegasus.
- Not only does 4 match this card's Rank, the 44 could also refer to the fact that this card requires two Level 4 monsters for its Xyz Summon.
|Number 45: Crumble Logos the Prophet of Demolition ||
- 4 can be read as "shi" and 5 can be read as "go", These words together spell "shigo", meaning after death, reflecting this card being a Zombie-type monster.
|Number 46: Dragluon ||
- The number 4 can be pronounced as "shi" and 6 as "ro". Together, they form shiro, which means "white", which matches this monster's coloration.
- In respect to this card, along with "Number 39: Utopia" and "Number 32: Shark Drake", which are used by Kite Tenjo, Yuma Tsukumo and Reginald Kastle respectively (the three protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL,) if each "Number"'s numeric values were put in ascending or descending order, each number would be either seven more or seven less than the next one in sequence.
- If you reverse this "Number"'s digits, you get 64, the number of "Ronin Raccoon Sandayu". Incongruously, in terms of the episodic order of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, this "Number"'s ruins is visited first, followed by "Sandayu's".
- Furthermore, 46 is sequentially less than 64, which is uniform with the episode(s) count when this card's ruins was visited, being less than the episode count when "Sandayu"'s was visited in sequence.
- This card's number, if it were rotated 180 degrees, would resemble the number 97; this happens to be the number of "Number 97: Draglubion", which is the "Number" counterpart to this card.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if this card's separate digits were added together (4 + 6 = 10) and then a "0" appended to the end of the sum (10-->0-->100), you would get 100, the number of "Numeron Dragon"; this mirrors how "Dragluon" had a hand in creating the dragon of legend in the anime.
|Number 47: Nightmare Shark ||
- The 4 in this card's number probably comes from the fact that this card was the fourth Manga-exclusive Number revealed. The 7 in this card's number probably comes from the fact that this card debuted in the month of July which is the seventh month of the year.
- In Japanese, the number 4 can be read as "yo" and the number 7 can be read as "na". If read together with the word "ka", they spell "yonaka", which is the Japanese word for midnight. This references the nightmare part of this card's name.
- In Japanese, the number 4 can be read as "shi" and the number 7 can be read as "chi". If read together, they spell the word "shichi", which means collateral or pledge. This reflects how Luna gave this card to Shark to assist and protect after he agreed to help her destroy the "Numbers".
|Number 48: Shadow Lich ||
- The number 4 by itself in Japanese can be read as shi, which in-part, translates to "death" or "deceased", which corresponds to this monster being a Lich, which is an undead monster.
- The 8 in this card's number probably comes from the fact that this card was first shown in the August 2013 issue of V Jump as August is the eighth month of the year.
- If you add this card's Numbers separately (4 + 8), you get 12. If you only have this card in your Monster Card Zones and you Special Summon 4 "Phantom Token"s to your Field, their Levels (Ranks in the manga) would total 12 (3 ・ 4).
- Also with the Tokens, if you reverse this "Number's" digits and then divide them (8 ÷ 4), you would get 2; this would also be the maximum count of Tokens you would be able to Special Summon using this card's real-life effect, provided that its amount of Xyz Materials are never revised by other means. Moreover, when this card uses its effect twice for its Tokens, multiplying their total Levels by 2 (6 ・ 2) would also equal 12.
- The number 4 can be read as "shi" in Japanese while the number 8 can be read as "ha". If put together with the Japanese word "i", they spell "shihai", which means rule or control. This reflect this card's ability to manipulate Phantom Tokens.
|Number 49: Fortune Tune ||
- 49 can be read as "fō-jū-kyū" in Japanese, which sounds very similar to its Japanese name "Fōchun Chūn".
- "Chun chun" in Japanese is also the sound of a bird's chirping, hence it being a bird.
- Given the fact this monster alludes to fortune, it can be implied that 49 is the squared amount to the number 7, which is a lucky number - and it also happens to be a Number monster that is related to luck.
- If you were to add this card's digits (4 + 9), you would get 13, a number ironically associated with bad luck in some countries. It is however a lucky number in Italy.
- This card's name and number may also be based off of the California Gold Rush. of 1849. Although gold was discovered in the state in 1848, it was in 1849 that things came full circle, as word of the discovery of gold spread around the world, resulting in the legend of the "forty-niners", California's constitution being written and the aptly nicknamed "Golden State" becoming a U.S. State a year later in 1850.
- The first and the 2nd digit of this "Number" matches this monster's ATK and DEF value respectively (400 and 900).
|Number 50: Blackship of Corn ||
- This card's Number may refer to it being the fifth manga Number card to make a debut, the first four being, "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", "Number 39: Utopia", "Number 10: Illumiknight" and "Number 20: Giga-Brilliant".
- Coincidentally, the word "Kōn-gō" at the end of this card's Japanese name has the word gō in it. This may reference the 5 in this card's number, as gō is the Japanese word for the number 5.
|Number 51: Finisher the Strong Arm ||
- The numbers 5 and 1 individually can be pronounced as "tsu" and "i" respectively, together making the word tsui, which means "final" or "end", reflecting the "Finish" part of this card's name.
- The same numbers can be read as "tsu" and "chi" respectively, together making the word tsuchi, which means "earth", reflecting this card's Attribute.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if this card's separate digits were added together and then divided by two (2 ÷ (5 + 1) = 3), the result would be 3; this number matches this monster's Rank and the Levels of the individual monsters required for its Xyz Material.
- Still using arithmetic, if 3 was multiplied by itself (3 × 3 = 9), you would get 9; this us also the sum of the combined Levels of monsters required for it Xyz Summon.
|Number 52: Diamond Crab King ||
- Given this card's name and appearance, the 52 can be paired with the measurement of the masses of gemstones, which employs the unit of measure known as the carat. While there's obviously other karat values that are higher and lower than this number, 52 carat diamonds are a well-known and mainstream marketing measure of diamonds and the average price of such diamonds can be well into the thousands, if not the ten thousands of American dollars, which could also reflect this card's girth and its 3000 DEF.
- Also with its DEF, if you subtract this card's digits (5-2), you would get 3; this card's DEF is a multiple of 3 and also has a 3 in its value too.
- In Japanese, the number 5 (gō) in-part, translates to the English verbs, "to bore" and "excavate". This can evidently further associate back to this card's name and appearance, as diamonds are usually mined by doing such actions, as they are scarce gemstones.
- Individually, the numbers 5 and 3 individually can be pronounced as "gō" and "ni" respectively, together making the word "goni" (ごに), which means "to you". This refers to Mr. Heartland's Deck in the manga, in which it's main tenet is to direct attack the player as opposed to battling their monsters.
- 52 also happens to be the amount of cards in a Poker deck, and "Diamond" is one of the four suites in Poker. In addition, "King" is a value in Poker, and "Crab" in Japan is pronounced in a similar way as "Club", another of the four Poker suites.
|Number 53: Heart-eartH ||
- The numbers 5 and 3 individually can be pronounced as "go" and "mi" respectively, together making the word gomi, which means "trash". This matches this monster's owner, Dr. Faker, who uses a Garbage deck and uses trash as projectiles to harm and wreck apart Astral world.
- The number also reflects its Xyz Materials required, which are 3 Level 5 monsters.
- The sum of this card's number plus "Utopia"s equals 92, which is the numeric value of this card's upgraded form: "Heart-eartH Dragon".
|Number 54: Lion Heart ||
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, the difference of the numbers 5 and 4 (5 - 4 = 1) equals 1; this number matches this monster's Rank.
- Having been used by Nistro and Alito in a tag-team duel, it can be implied that since the series start and up to that point both duelists used a total amount of 5 Rank 4 Xyz Monsters ("Heroic Champions Excalibur", "Gandiva" and "Kusanagi" by Nistro and "Battlin' Boxers Lead Yoke" and "Star Cestus" by Alito).
- When individually read in Japanese, the numbers 5 and 4 become "gō-shi" which translates to the following:
- "trade" or "commerce": Being business-related vernacular, these lexi in the anime, may vaguely allude to Spartan City, whose outskirts were this "Number"s ruins. Despite its antiquated name, Spartan City prides itself on its Spartancity Tournament, which is perhaps its cradle of business. It also seems to have upscale shopping places there too, as seen when Tori Meadows and Rio Kastle shop there.
- "the five fingers": Also in the anime, this "Legendary Number" is based on a gladiator; the term, which translates to "swordsman" in Latin, references the fact that gladiators primarily used their hands in the sport, of which humans have five digits on each hand. This is further supported with Alito, who is not only the gladiator in question but who also partook in the Duel involving this card and who uses the "Battlin' Boxer" series, which takes after the sport of boxing, a sport that solely uses the hands as well.
- "waist": Still with the boxing connotations, this word may tie-in with the appearance of championship titles in this sport, whose shape take after belts. This article of clothing is meant to be worn around the waist and in fact, some such championship belts are longer in length and have belt buckles or buttons, of which the title belt can actually be worn around the said part of the body like one.
- The words "Lion" and "Heart" in this card's name have four and five letters in each one respectively (4|5). Peculiarly, this card's number can be reversed to match this relationship of this part of its card's name in order of the two words following the colon in its full moniker (5|4-->4|5.)
|Number 55: Gogogo Goliath ||
- This card's number may refer to the Japanese sound effect gō, which could mean "gō" the Japanese word for the number five.
- Repeating this word thrice in a row results in "gōgōgō", directly alluding to this card being a member of the "Gogogo" archetype.
- If you add this "Number""s separate digits (5 + 5), you get 10. 10 is by chance, the number of "Illumiknight". That being said, the following relations can be made between the two:
- Both this card and "Illumiknight" share the same Rank and ATK.
- Similar to how 10 is the sum you get when you double five, this card's 1200 DEF can also be doubled to 2400, which is also "Illumiknight"'s DEF.
- Both cards also bear resemblance to Effect Monsters associated with these Xyz Monsters that can also be used as material for these monsters (this card's obvious referencing the "Gogogo" archetype (namely "Gogogo Golem") and the cavalier seen on "Illumiknight" resembles "Daybreaker", of which three of the said monster were used to first Summon "Illumiknight" in the anime.
- In episode 13 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime, "Illuminkight" destroyed "Gogogo Golem"; the latter of which as previously mentioned, most closely resembles "Gogogo Goliath" out of all the "Gogogo" monsters released before this card was
- When this card was released in the OCG version of Primal Origin, there were 5 other "Number" monsters and 5 "Number C" monsters included in that Booster Pack.
- Before it was released in OCG version of Primal Origin, there were 5 Gogogo monsters that were already released.
|Number 56: Gold Rat ||
- The first and the 2nd digit of this "Number" matches this monster's ATK and DEF value respectively (500 and 600).
- Its Number may also be related to the Japanese for 5 and 6, go and roku, respectively, beginning with "g" and "r", as do gold and rat.
|Number 57: Tri-Head Dust Dragon ||
- 5 and 7 can be read as "ko-na", which means "powder" or "dust", hence this monster's dust theme.
|Number 58: Burner Visor ||
- If the 10 in "Number 106" (corresponding to Girag's "Giant Hand") is ignored, the remaining 6 added to this card's numerical value sums to 64. This is by chance, the Number of "Ronin Raccoon Sandayu", the Legendary Number pertaining Girag, who is also the owner of this card.
- Even more coincidental is that both "Sandayu" and this "Number" have the same ATK and DEF.
- If you reverse this card's digits, you would get 85, the number of "Crazy Box". Coincidentally, both cards are shaped like 3-dimensional geometric shapes, with "Crazy Box" shaped like a cube, whereas this card is shaped like a sphere.
- When individually read in Japanese, the numbers 5 and 8 become "gō-hatsu", which in part translates as "be cold departure" or "be cold hearts." These cryptic translations may refer to the Duelists whose Duel marked this "Number"'s debut (Alito V.S. Girag). In the Duel, Alito did such to break Girag from Don Thousand's influence on him, which has made him cold-hearted. In fact, Alito himself was also liberated from Thousand's grasp; while possessed, Alito acted the same way as he did at the time, as seen when he assaults the Different Dimension Airship and enmeshes Tori Meadows in thorny vines before his Duel with Yuma.
|Number 59: Crooked Cook ||
- This card was revealed on May 9th, 2016. May 9th is Gokū Day, a Japanese holiday that was officially recognized in 2015.
|Number 60: Dugares the Timeless ||
- This card is themed around the concept of time; there are many connections between this and this card's number:
- There are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour.
- This card has 1200 ATK and DEF, based on the 12 hours on a clock. 12 is a factor of 60, and these are the two numbers clocks are based around.
- 1200 plus itself or times two would equal 2400--similarly there are 24 hours in a day and military time goes up to 24:00 (hours 13:00 to 23:59 refer to the P.M. hours.)
- The value of this card's Rank (4) can be multiplied by 3 to equal 12.
- Coincidentally, this card has three bulleted effects. The opposite of the above arithmetic related to its Rank would also equal 12 (3 × 4 = 12 <--> 4 × 3 = 12.)
- Although this card, whose Number is divisible by 10 was not owned by Kite Tenjo in any media, this card's theme and divisible digit could be a thinly veiled callback to Kite, namely Orbital 7, Kite's robot servant who has the ability to wrought a small vacuum area that drastically slows the passage of time in its area.
- Because 0 sometimes means nothing, 60 looks very similar to 6. Similarly, "Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis" is a "Chronomaly" card, a name that includes a word meaning "time".
- Both this card's number and "Chronomaly Atlandis"'s number are also divisible by 3, corresponding to Trey, "Number 6"'s owner in the anime.
|Number 61: Volcasaurus ||
- This monster is the polar opposite of "Number 19: Freezadon", in terms of attribute, effect, stats, and the Number, which is the upside down read of Freezadon's 19.
- This is also the 1st number to include 6 in its name.
- The subtracted value of each digit equals 6-1=5, which matches this monster's Rank. It is also the first Rank 5 monster to be introduced.
- Seeing that this monster is fire and volcanic-themed, the number 61 can be visually interpreted as an erupting volcano:
- The "6" is the volcano itself--the ovular "base" of this number can be construed as the main volcanic crater or vent, where the majority of volcanic matter spews from. The upper curved "line" of the "6" can be this said volcanic matter erupting upwards from the mountain.
- The "1" can also be seen as this said volcanic ash and rock, which can often shoot straight up into the sky but regardless of how it escapes from the volcanic medium, eventually falls straight down to the ground, hence why the number "1" itself is composed mostly of a stright line.
|Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon ||
- If you add this card's digits (6 + 2), you get 8, this card's rank.
- It may also refer to the Rank of the same value as "Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon", as that card and "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" will both be in the Duel that this card makes its debut in.
- If you flip the Numbers' notation "62" upside down, you get a Numbers' notation 39, a possible nod towards Kite's early rivalry with Yuma.
- The combined values of 62, representing Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon, and 39, representing "Number 39: Utopia", gives off 101, representing "Number 101: Silent Honor ARK". All the monsters mentioned turn out to be the true ace cards of all 3 main protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: Kite, Yuma, and Reginald.
- The 6 in "62" of this card could represent the appearance order of it, as it is the 6th presented Dragon related to the Legend of the Dragons of Light and Time. (The other 5 that have appeared are, in order: "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon", "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon", "Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon", "Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" and "Number 46: Dragluon".)
- On that note, it is also the 6th Rank 8 Dragon-type Monster to be released in the OCG.
- Also, this is the 6th "Galaxy" monster that belonged to Kite, while the 2 refers to amount of Mizar's "Galaxy" monsters.
- This card has 3 tails (2x3=6).
- The combined ATK and DEF of this card is 7000, if we take out last two "0"s we have 70, this number minus its rank (8), gives 62.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if this card's numbers are divided by each other (6/2), the result is 3; this shows that this monster is the 3rd Rank 8 "Galaxy" monster.
- Up to the Booster Pack this card was released in (Primal Origin,) there are six Galaxy-Eyes monsters, from which two are based on Tachyon particles.
|Number 63: Shamoji Soldier ||
- In Japanese, 6 and 3 can be read as "mu" and "mi", forming "mumi" (無味) - "dull", "tasteless", referring to how its holder's food was horrible before the "Number" attended his wish.
- This was the 6th Rank 1 monster introduced, and 3rd Rank 1 Number monster introduced.
- Given this "Number"'s foodie theme, this card's digits can not only be abstractly interpreted as having similar shapes to food utensils and instruments but these can also in-turn, refer back to specific visual components this monster has:
- The 6 can be imagined as either being shaped like a spoon or a pan/skillet, all three with a curved handle (the latter two of which this monster's head is also shaped like.)
- The 3 can also be seen as being shaped like the prongs of a fork, which is commonly used to aid in eating; this is supported by this monster holding what seems to be a pair of chopsticks, a trademark eating utensil in oriental restaurants. Chopsticks are used similarly to forks, as they're both used to grip food as opposed to spoons, which hold food in a parabolic curve.
|Number 64: Ronin Raccoon Sandayu ||
- Akin to "Number 106: Giant Hand," the 6 in this "Number" can also be read as "roku" in Japanese, which could in-part be interpreted as a pun on the word "rock"; this in-turn could be referring to this card's Attribute being EARTH and this card belonging to the EARTH-Attribute "Raccoon" Archetype.
- The 4 may allude to the sum of this monster's Level requirements for this card's Summon--two Level 2 monsters.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, the subtraction between its seperate digits (6-4) produces a difference of 2, which matches this monster's Rank.
- The Nintendo character Super Mario wears a Tanooki (Tanuki) Suit in multiple games and is the flagship character of the Nintendo 64.
- If you reverse this "Number"'s digits, you get 46, the number of "Dragluon". Incongruously, in terms of the episodic order of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, the "Number" ruins of "Dragluon"'s is visited first, followed by this card's.
- Furthermore, 64 is a sequentially greater number than 46, which is uniform with the episode(s) count when this card's ruins was visited, being greater than the episode count when "Dragluon"'s was visited in sequence.
- The debut episode of this card by happenstance may have subliminal details that invoke both this card's digits:
|Number 65: Djinn Buster ||
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, by adding up both separate digits (6 + 5 = 11), then adding up all the the digits of the result (1 + 1 =2), the total sum equals 2, which matches this monster's Rank.
- Including the Rank-Up varieties, this monster and its "Number C" version are each the 5th and the 6th Number monster to show up during the Legendary Numbers War arc.
- If the digits in this card's number are read separately in Japanese, they can be read as "mugo". Adding an additional "i" at the end, you get "mugoi", a Japanese word for cruelty, brutality, and mercilessness. This can refer to the legend of Vector, who was a ruthless prince in his past life that slaughtered his own people and invaded the United Lands of the Poseidon Ocean.
- If you reverse this card's digits, you get 56, the number of "Gold Rat". You can then make the following arguments based on the fact that after this said reversal, the former new digit is one more and the latter digit is one less than they were before:
- Similarly, this card's Rank is one higher than "Gold Rat"'s.
- "Gold Rat"'s ATK is less than its DEF, which could coincide with its former digit (5) being less than its latter digit (6). Conversely, this card's ATK is greater than this card's DEF, which shares continuity with its former digit (6) being greater than its latter digit (5).
- Also with their ATK, if you add "Gold Rat"'s ATK and DEF (500 + 600 = 1100), take the two "1"s given the aforementioned one less and one greater allegory, multiply them by 100 (so it becomes two100s, or 200) and add them to the said sum of "Gold Rat"'s stats (1100 + 200), you get 1300, the same value as this card's ATK.
- When individually read in Japanese, the number 6 can be translated as "roku" and the number 5 can be translated as "go"; together they spell out the word "rokugo" (ろくご), which means "bullfighting". This adduces the relation between this translation to this card's Number Guardian in the anime, which is Battle Ox. In fact, bullfighting makes for a double meaning here--per the name of this monster's guardian, an ox is a castrated bull and "Battle Ox" was defeated off-screen by Number 96 in a Duel to claim its "Number" as his prize; this mirrors real-life bullfights where generally, the matador wins, the bull is killed after the fight and often, the matador may be awarded a piece of the bull's remains (e.g. its tail or ear) as a souvenir if he performed well in the fight.
|Number 66: Master Key Beetle ||
- The Japanese term for 6 is "roku", which sounds similar to its pronunciation of the English word "lock" (rokku), reflecting its key-like horn and unlocking capabilities (it is, in fact, the starter key for the Dimensional Airship).
- The number 6 itself could arguably resemble the more antiquated, circular metal keychains with a linear article strummed from it.
- This card's number can be the abbreviation of 666, which is the number of the devil. This can be refer to Vector, the diabolical antagonist of the ZEXAL series and owner of this card.
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if you add both 6s in this card's Number, you would get 12. Peculiarly, the next "Number" this card's former owner Vector would Xyz Summon ("Masquerade") requires 3 Level 4 monsters, whose Levels would also add up to 12.
|Number 67: Pair-a-Dice Smasher ||
- Refers to its card effects, one which allows both players to roll a six-sided die, and another for this card's controller to treat a die result as seven.
|Number 68: Sanaphond the Sky Prison ||
- When read individually, the 6 and 8 can be read as "Ro-ya", which sounds similar to the word "Prison" (Rōya), fittingly describing this monster's name and theme.
|Number 69: Heraldry Crest ||
- The shape of the number 69 resembles that of a yin-yang graph, reflecting this monster's dual nature: it is a LIGHT monster that is dark colored and is, apparently, sinister in nature. The monster's form itself resembles a yin-yang symbol.
- Further augmenting its Attribute connotation is that the Attribute of "Number 96: Dark Mist" (96 would be the number 69 in reverse) is DARK, the opposite Attribute of the LIGHT Attribute.
- Much like "Number 8" reflects Vetrix's relation to Quattro, this Number might reflect his relation to Trey and Quinton, as both digits of this Number match the single Numbers used as aces of each of the two brothers.
- This Number is a reference to Trey's "Number 6", Quinton's "Number 9" and Quattro's "Number 15" (6+9=15).
- This card's number is a sum of "Number"s Kite summoned before Vetrix debuted it (which are 10, 20, 30 and 9).
|Number 70: Malevolent Sin ||
- The 7 in number 70 most likely stands for the seven deadly sins, as implied in its name. Most of Kyoji's "Numbers" are divisible by 7, to reflect this.
- Moreover, the fact that a 0 follows the 7 may represent the opposite of committing such sins--being free of sin.
|Number 71: Rebarian Shark ||
- This card's numerical value is a reference to "Rank-Up-Magic - The Seventh One". This is supported by the fact that this card can place a "Rank-Up-Magic" Spell Card on top of the Deck, a situation that is optimally beneficial for activating "The Seventh One". Fittingly, this monster resembles the Barian Emblem, which appears in the artworks of "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force" and "Rank-Up-Magic - The Seventh One".
- This card's numerical value may also reference the fact that there are 7 Barian Emperors, and that all of them eventually merged into 1 entity via Nash.
- This card is a callback to "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", which is owned by Shark. This card has "Shark" in its name, is a Rank 3 monster, and its digits, ATK, and DEF are the reverse of "Leviathan Dragon".
- When individually read in Romanticized (Romaji) Japanese, the numbers 7 and 1 become "nanatsu" and " hitotsu" respectively; together they can form "na natsu hitotsu" (ななつ ひとつ), which means "one summer". This may be an extremely veiled reference to the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, a series of shark attacks within the titular U.S. State between July 1st and July 12th (hence during the summer season) that would become the catalyst of sharks being stigmatized and caricatured as being dangerous in the media.
|Number 72: Shogi Rook||
- Not counting the Numbers obtained by Kaito until that point, this monster is the 7th Number monster introduced in the manga, and the 2nd to belong to one of Kyoji Yagumo's henchmen.
- Being based on Shogi, which also alludes to chess (which might show playstyle relation between Hishakaku and Kaito), the number might reflect both these games' boards: Shogi is played on a 9x9 zone board, while chess is played on an 8x8 zone board, so the cross between these equals 9 x 8 = 72.
- Still with the Shogi allusions, if you add this card's single digits (7 + 2), you would get 9, the only dimension that makes up Shogi game boards, which as mentioned above are 9 x 9 squares.
|Number 73: Abyss Splash ||
- The midpoint, or average of the two digits matches its Rank. (7+3)/2 = 5.
- This Number might allude to Shark: its 1st digit matches the 2nd and larger digit of the 1st Number that possessed him ("Number 17: Leviathan Dragon"), while its 2nd digit matches the 1st and larger digit of the Number that became his ace in the anime ("Number 32: Shark Drake").
- The numbers 7 and 3 can be read as na and mi, forming nami, which means wave, matching this monster's title as the Waterfall Deity.
- This card references the number of Xyz Monsters: Shark had 7, while Rio 3 Xyz Monsters in their possession before this card was summoned.
- If you subtract this card's single digits (7 - 3), you would get 4. Peculiarly, after this card's debut Duel, the next time Shark would use this card was in his Duel with Chironex. For that Duel, Shark pairs up with Quattro, who goes by the codename "IV" in the Japanese anime and whose "Number" cards also strongly reference the said moniker.
|Number 74: Master of Blades ||
- This monster is the 4th Rank 7 Number monster released.
- The numbers 7 and 4 can be read together as "nana-shi" (名無し), which means "secret", "anonymous" or "stealthy", which might reflect this monster's appearance as that of an Middle Eastern-themed assassin.
|Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow ||
- 75 is a multiple of this card's Rank.
|Number 76: Harmonizer Gradielle ||
- There are traditionally 7 colors in the visible spectrum of a rainbow; this color pattern is apparent on this monster's wings.
- 7 and 6 are both significant numbers in music theory:
- There are 7 notes in the traditional Western diatonic scale (major or minor).
- The Seventh chord is a notable chord.
- There are 6 whole tones in an octave.
- The "7" matches this monster's Rank as well as the total number of Attributes in the game so far: DARK, EARTH, FIRE, LIGHT, WATER, WIND and DIVINE; of which the latter befits this card's first two effects, as they involve monster Attributes.
|Number 77: The Seven Sins ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin".
- This monster is the 77th of the original "Number" monsters revealed.
|Number 78: Number Archive ||
- The number 7 can be read as "shi" in Japanese while the number 8 can be read as "ha". If put together with the Japanese word "i", they spell "shihai", which means "direction" or "guidance". This reflects the usage of the Different Dimension Airship (whose inside pillars are shown in this card's artwork) and Kazuma Tsukumo's coins, which directed Yuma and his friends towards the Mythyrian Numbers. It could also reflect the Numbers' role in the story, as they are meant to help lead Astral towards the Numeron Code (and by extension the necessaries to Rank-Up Astral World and destroy Barian World).
- "Shihai" can also mean rule or control, reflecting how this card's effect "controls" the presence of the summoned "Number" by summoning it and later banishing it on the End Phase.
|Number 79: Battlin' Boxer Nova Kaiser ||
- The number 7 can be read as "shi" and the number 9 can be read as "ku". If read together, they create the word shiku, which is the Japanese word for "match", "equal", or "overtake". This reflects the main user of the "Battlin' Boxer" archetype, Alito, who always likes to keep up and overcome opponents that he enjoys Dueling against.
- 7 and 9 can also be read together as "Na-Ku", which are the first two syllables of "Nakkuru", the Japanese reading of "Knuckle", referencing both the knuckles of a fist as well as the Japanese name of "Battlin' Boxer", "Burning Knuckler".
- Between this card's separate digits, an 8 can be placed in-between the said digits to form an ascending, numerical sequence (if read from left to right.) Coincidentally, this card's number in its TCG debut release in Primal Origin is 89, which not only also has an 8 in it, but is also an ascending, numerical sequence if it were read in the same fashion.
|Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk ||
- When individually read in Japanese, you get 8 as "ha" and 0 as "o"; concatenating them forms "hao", which means "conqueror" or "supreme king", which is relatable to this monster's Japanese name.
- The 8 may come from the sum of the Levels used in this card's Xyz Summon, which are two Level 4 monsters (4 * 2 = 8)
- If you reverse this card's number, you get 08, which is the number of "Heraldic King Genom-Heritage". The following deliberations can then be made:
- Both cards' names are associated with some degree of regality ("Genom Heritage" having the word "King" in its name and this card's said numeric Japanese interpretations.)
- Both monsters require two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon. By the same token, they also each have an "8" in their numbers, which might allude to the sum of the Levels of their Xyz Materials.
- Both monsters in-part have effects that directly influence the stats of other monsters (this card can increase an equipped monster's ATK and "Genom Heritage" can pillage an Xyz Monster's effects and name as well as make one's ATK 0 and transfer the said stat to itself.
- Both monsters are used by Number Holders that have some kindred with the Barian World ("Genom Heritage" by Vetrix and this card by Alito.)
- This card's number references the episode when Yuma and Alito had their first battle.
|Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora ||
- If the 8 and 1 in 81 are read individually in Japanese, they produce the following words:
- "tsu" and "chi", which when combined creates the word "tsuchi", which means Earth (referencing this card's Attribute).
- "tsu" and "tsu", which when combined creates the word "tsutsu", which means gun (which is in the OCG name of this card) or gun barrel.
- "tsu" and "i", which when combined creates the word "tsui", which means pair or couple (a possible reference to the Couples Duel that Yuma and Anna Kaboom participated in during episodes 92 and 93) and also references the pair of trains carrying the rail guns.
|Number 82: Heartlandraco ||
- Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if you add this card's separate digits (8 + 2 = 10), you get 10, and if you don't count 0 as a number (because it's not considered a real quantity) you have "Number 1", which is Mr. Heartland's "Number" in the anime.
- Additionally, given this card's similar nomenclature to "Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon", 10 is also the difference between "Heart-eartH Dragon"'s number and this card's.
- The tongs of the wind-up key on this monster's belly resembles the number 8, one of this card's digits.
- Literally considering the word "Heart" on this card's name, the 2 may come from the two visible hearts on this monster's body.
- Still about the hearts, 8 in Japan can be read as "ha", while 2 can be read as "tsu", together they spells out "ha-tsu", which sounds very similar to "haatsu", the Japanese pronunciation of "hearts".
- The sum of the Levels of this card's Xyz Materials equals 8, while this card has 2000 ATK.
|Number 83: Galaxy Queen ||
- This Number might refer to March 8th, or 8th day of 3rd month, which marks the International Mother's Day. This reflects this monster's role in the story as a motherly figure.
- Astral obtained this "Number" during episode 8 of the Anime, and it is the 3rd hostile "Number" to be absorbed.
- If you subtract this card's digits (8 - 3), you would get 5. Coincidentally, beside this card, Nelson (this card's former owner,) uses five other monsters, whose appearances take after characters from his TV show The Sparrow: "Beast-Warrior Puma", "D.D. Esper Star Sparrow", "Dimensional Jet Iron", "Ironhammer the Giant" and "Phoenix Beast Gairuda".
|Number 84: Pain Gainer ||
- Most "Number" monsters Kyoji Yagumo has used are divisible by 7, referring to the Seven Deadly Sins, being the name sake of his main Number monster, "Number 70: Malevolent Sin" 7X12=84.
- On particular, this card could referencing the Deadly Sin of Sloth, seeing as it doesn't even have to attack to damage to opponent.
- The number 8 can be read as "chi" while the number 4 can be read as "shi". If put together, they create the word "chishi", which means "lethal" or "fatal". This may refer to this card's effect of inflicting damage to the opponent every time they activate a Spell Card, or possibly a spider bite, which may contain venom.
- "Pain Painter", a monster with a similar name, has 084 as its Set Number.
|Number 85: Crazy Box ||
- When individually read in Japanese, the numbers 8 and 5 can be read as "ha-ko" (箱), which means "box", reflecting this monster's name and appearance.
- Also with its name, the words "Crazy" and "Box" have several salient nuances that if tersely scrutinized, connect back to both these "Number"'s digits, whether separately or together:
- The word "Crazy" has five letters in it, hence the 5.
- If you add all the letters in both words (Crazy = 5: Box = 3 ∴ 5 + 3), you get eight, hence the 8.
- The word "Box" has three letters in it. However, subtracting both this card's separate "Number's" in the order they come in this card's number (8 - 5) will also give you a 3 as its difference.
- This difference of 3 may also callback to this monster's shape, a cube; they are 3-dimensional shapes.
- If you reverse this card's digits, you would get 58, the number of "Burner Visor". Coincidentally, both cards are shaped like 3-dimensional geometric shapes, with "Burner Visor" shaped like a sphere, whereas this card is shaped like a cube.
|Number 86: Heroic Champion - Rhongomyniad ||
- At the time of this card's release, there were a total of 14 Heroic monsters released in the game and using arithmetic, 8 plus 6 equals 14.
- In Japanese, the number 8 (hatsu) in-part translates to the following, of which the below inferences can be made:
- "first" or "new"--This may signify this card being the first "Number" of Duelist Alliance, which is the first booster series of the currently newest OCG booster series (Series 9.)
- "departure"--This may correlate to how the Xyz Materials needed for this card's Summon, as well as this card's effects, are arguably, a departure of the norm for the effects of the "Heroic" Xyz Monsters, as this card can use up to five monsters as Xyz Material and as a uniquity in itself, has a multitude of effects depending on the number of Xyz Material attached to it, which is a first for an Xyz Monster.
- When read individually, the 8 and 6 can be read as "Ha-ro", which is one letter off from "Hero", referencing its status as a "Heroic" monster.
- In Duelist Alliance, the booster series of this card's OCG debut, the card designated as number 086 is "Numeral Hunter". Weirdly, the monster takes after Kite Tenjo in appearance. Moreover, Kite was formerly associated with Nistro, who uses a "Heroic" Deck as his true Deck, which as previously mentioned, this card is a such member of the archetype.
- Further buffering this is that this "Number" card's number in the booster is 087, which immediately follows "Numeral Hunter" in the OCG.
- Interestingly, although this card does not appear in the anime, when Nistro used his "Heroic" monsters for the first time in his Duel in the anime against Nelson, he used 8 Heroic cards, of which 6 were monsters, whereas the other two were Spell/Trap Cards.
|Number 87: Queen of the Night ||
- By reading the digits of this card's Number separately in Japanese, one can read it as "Ha-Na", which sounds similar to the Japanese word for "flower", which describes this monster's appearance and the fact it's a Plant-type monster.
- Alternatively, the number 8 (hatsu) by itself in Japanese in-part translates to "first time". This may identify this card as the first (and currently still only) "Plant Princess" Xyz Monster.
- The first digit of this Number matches this card's Rank.
- It also matches the Levels of the "Plant Princess" monster series, of which this monster shares many design aspects with.
- If this card's number was divided in half (87 ÷ 2), we would get 43.5. Then, if the decimal value was removed and the remaining digits in 43 swapped places, the number would then be 34; this is by happenstance this card's Set Number in its Number Hunters debut.
|Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo ||
- Not only does 8 match this "Number"'s Rank, this is also the 8th Rank 8 monster.
- 88 is twice as much as the number 44, which, if the numbers are read separately in Japanese, could be read as "shishi", which means "lion", fittingly describing this monster's name and theme.
- "Shíshī" is also the romanticized Pinyin translation for "stone lion" (written as "石獅子" or the very similarly-pronounced "shí shīzi") in Chinese. Further connoting this to Chinese culture are the Chinese/Imperial guardian lions, which are large lion sculptures that traditionally stand in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, since the Han dynasty. Today they are used artistically (e.g. as door-knockers and for pottery.) and are decorative and symbolic elements at the entrances to restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other structures, with one sitting on each side of the entrance, in China and in other places around the world where the Chinese people have immigrated and settled, especially in local Chinatowns. The girth of these sculptures may allude to this monster's size (especially as portrayed in the anime) and the fact that these statues are often depicted in pairs may be a reference to this monster having a chaos form.
- 8 is twice as much as 4; this could reflect on its initial owner, Quattro, whose original codename is IV, the Roman number for 4.
- The Zodiac sign "Leo", same as this card's name, covers the biggest part of August, which is the 8th month.
- This monster's pick of number might reflect Quattro's relation to Vetrix, who used to possess the Number 8, just like the Numbers 6 and 9, owned by Trey and Quinton, reflect their relation to their father who possesses the Number 69.
- This card's numerical value is equal the "Numbers" Trey and Quattro used during their duel with Kite and Yuma (15+40+33=88).
- In Neo-Nazi groups, devotees in-part use the number 88 as an alternate abbreviation of "HH", which stands for the Nazi salute "Heil Hitler". This makes sense as the letter "H" is the eighth letter of the alphabet.
- This may also tie back to this monster, namely its chaos form, as "Number C88: Gimmick Puppet Disaster Leo" bears a similarly structured shape to the Reichsadler\Parteiadler Imperial eagle symbols used during the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. From top-to-bottom, the possible nod to this monster's appearance relative to the said emblems are as follows:
- The yellow lion statue features wings that appear to be in a similar fashion to the actual eagle.
- The large black sphere the lion is perched on could represent the swastika wreath the eagle(s) are depicted holding
- Finally, the humanoid puppet shells holding the entire structure could allude to the harsh slave labor that many Jewish, Polish, Gypsy, Soviet, and gay people as well as Jehovah's Witnesses and enemies of the state suffered during the Holocaust. Furthermore, the fact that these shells are featureless could refer to the mass-cremations of many of the Holocaust victims.
|Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker ||
- When read individually, the 8 and 9 can be read as "Ha-kyu", which sounds similar to the word "Hack" (Hakku), fittingly describing this monster's name and theme.
|Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord ||
- Being from the "Galaxy" and "Photon" archetypes (used by Kite Tenjo in both the anime and manga,) this card's number may be a tribute to Kite's first three "Number" cards seen in the anime, which were all numerically divisible by ten, as this one is.
- The last of these monsters to abide by this statute is "Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction"; this number if multiplied by the total number of Kite's used "Number" cards that follow the above algorithm (3) equals this "Number"'s value. (30 ⋅ 3 = 90)
- Should the same said "Number" monsters' value be added and then subtracted from this card's numeric value, it would equal that of "Acid Golem", the last of Kite's "Number"s to follow the said set of rules before this card's release. (10 + 20 + 30 = 60) (90 - 60 = 30)
- The 90 may also have a lateral connotation in one allotment of this monster's appearance, as there appears to be a total of 9 round orbs in this card's artwork (hence the 0). There's one on its head, two on its shoulder armor, one in its breastplate one residing within its shell-like shield apparatus (where the number 90 is located on), one on each side of its thigh armor (although the left one here just seems to be out of sight) and one of each side of its leg armor.
- In Japanese, the number 9 can be read as "ko". If put together with the word "shi", they spell "Koshi", the Japanese word for "photon", referencing the fact that this card is part of the "Photon" archetype.
|Number 91: Thunder Spark Dragon ||
- The number "91" is also read as kui, which can be translated as "quick" in Japan. This may reference to Thunder Spark's strategies in Duels which involve quickly swarming the field with monsters in order to summon this card.
- In both the manga and in real-life, this cards' effects allow its controller to either detach 3 Xyz Materials to destroy all your opponent's monsters or detach 5 of such to destroy all your opponent's cards. If both of the said Xyz Material cost values were added (3 + 5) you would get 8. Coincidentally using arithmetic, if you subtract this card's digits (9 - 1), you would also get 8.
|Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon ||
- The sum of 53, which is the first Number monster used by Dr. Faker, and 39, which is Yuma's first Number monster, equals 92. Coincidentally, the sum of both those monster's Ranks equals this monster's Rank.
- The 9 could match this monster's Rank, while the 2 suggests it's the 2nd Number used by Dr. Faker.
- This is the 2nd Rank 9 monster introduced and also used in the Anime, the first in both aspects being "Number 9: Dyson Sphere".
- By reading the digits of this card's Number separately (9 as "Ku" and 2 as "Tsu"), it can be read as "Kutsu", which sounds similar to "Kuzu", the Japanese word for trash, similar to how Number 53's number could be read as "Gomi" which also means trash.
- The "2" in its number could also refer to the two different ways this card can be summoned: Traditional Xyz Summon or through the effect of "Number 53: Heart-eartH".
- Coincidentally, this Rank 9 monster was destroyed 2 times in its debut Duel.
|Number 93: Utopia Kaiser ||
- This card's numerical value is the reverse of "Number 39: Utopia", and is used by Astral in opposition to Yuma, who uses "Utopia" in their duel.
- This cards numerical value is the total of the values given to the "Number" monsters used to summon this card.
- When individually read in Japanese, the numbers 9 and 3 can be read as "ku" and "san" respectively; together along with "ta" (タ) as a prefix, they form "takusan" (たくさん), which means "a lot". This may ascribe to this monster's number being the highest of the "Utopia" "Number" monsters as well as having the highest Rank amongst them, being Rank 12.
|Number 94: Crystalzero ||
- The subtracted value of each digit equals 9-4=5, which matches this monster's Rank.
- This Number might allude to Shark and "Number 73: Abyss Splash": 94-73 = 21. The 2 and 1 matches the lower digits of ("Number 17: Leviathan Dragon") and ("Number 32: Shark Drake"). .
- There is a replete list of applicably separate translations of this cards separate numeric digits in Japanese. If one were to pore over all of these, there are possible reflections of Rio Kastle's (whom this card is meant to embody) past life (as well as her brother to a lesser extent):
- The 9 (kyu) in-part translates as the lexis "ward," "district," or "section." These could be synonyms for the United Lands of the Poseidon Ocean, a kingdom consisting of a series of islands that were ruled by Rio and her brother in their past life.
- The 4 (shi) has a more assorted count of translated terms that could also be relateable:
- "luxury" or "extravagance," which could relate to Rio's then posh living quarters as ruler of the said island kingdom.
- "city"--the said island kingdom was a rather dense civilization.
- "death" or "deceased," which could connote to when Don Thousand persuaded Rio to sacrifice herself in order revive this "Number".
- "recollect" or "remember," which could relate to how Rio (who was under Abyss' control while the following action occurred,) showed her brother visions of their past life, hence a recollecting of the past.
- "records," "order," "sequence" and "time"--given all the previous points, this card is in-part, associated with Shark and Rio's past lives; this card's debut Duel sequentially became a reflection of these said events, which have led to the revelation that these two characters are Barians (Marin and Nash respectively.)
|Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon ||
- Dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of the total content of the universe.
- Dark matter is considered a fraction of the total amount of gravitating matter of nearly 95%.
- Including this "Number", Kaito had 5 Xyz Monsters in the manga when he obtained it.
- Also, he had 9 different Photon monsters before he summoned this "Number".
- Kaito had 5 major battles seen in the manga before he obtained this "Number".
- Also, there were 5 Galaxy monsters that were seen in the ZEXAL manga.
- The number 9 matches this card's Rank.
|Number 96: Dark Mist ||
- In Japanese, the number 9 can be read as "ku" and 6 as "ro"; together, they read kuro, the Japanese word for "black", referring to this card's OCG name.
- The meaning behind this Number might be the concept of reversal, because 96 will still look the same even if it's flipped upside-down. So, its effect is based on that concept since it will still have the upper hand when it battles. Likewise, this alludes to the form Number 96 takes when it possesses Astral. In addition to a reverse personality, it had an inverted color scheme.
- The Attribute of "Number 69: Heraldry Crest" (69 would be the number 96 in reverse) is LIGHT, the opposite Attribute of the DARK Attribute.
|Number 97: Draglubion ||
- This card's number, if it were rotated 180 degrees, would resemble the number 46; this happens to be the number of "Dragluon", which is the "Number" counterpart to this card.
- When individually read in Japanese, the number 9 can be translated as "ku" and the number 7 can be translated as "nana"; together they spell out the word "kunana" (クナナ), which translates as the English phrase "he/she said" or perhaps more fluidly, the saying "he said, she said". The latter is a concept referring to the general concept of differing unsubstantiated accounts of an event (or an argument put more simply.) Considering both these monsters have mirrored poses, they would appear to be facing each other if their artworks were put side by side (provided the artwork of "Dragluon" was on the left and the artwork of "Dragravion" was put on the right.) Moreover, their facial expressions appear belligerent, especially that of "Dragluon", which hypothetically, would make this seem as if the two monsters are having a quarrel or disagreement with each other.
- "Kunana" is also Hawaiian for "shine", perhaps referencing "Dragluon"'s Japanese name "Ethereal Dragon Dragluon" and its hevenly/spiritual theme supported by the fact that "Dragluon" is a LIGHT-Attribute monster.
|Number 98: Antitopian ||
- In Japanese, the number 9 can be read as "ku" and 6 as "ya". If read together with the word "shi", they spell the word "kuyashi", which means "annoying" or "frustrating". This reflects on how this card's effects can annoy the opponent by stopping their monsters' attacks by switching them to Defense Position or reviving itself.
- "Kuyashi" also has many definitions that are mostly negative emotions, which reflects the "Despair" and "Hopeless" in this card's OCG name and this card being a dark version of "Utopia".
- If this card's number was reversed and then the "8" vertically bisected into two with one of its halves used before the "8", the result would be "39" (as two "3"s facing each other combined would make the number "8",) the number of "Utopia", further undermining the relation of "Antitopian" being the non-"Number C" Dark counterpart of "Utopia".
|Number 99: Utopic Dragon ||
- This card's number may refer to Yuma's last name, Tsukumo, which can be translated as 99. It is also the last Number that is used against Yuma in the anime.
- Before it was summoned, Astral used 9 "Number"s against Yuma in his final Duel.
- Also, the difference between this card's Rank and the Rank of "Number 39: Utopia Roots" (the "Number" Astral used to Rank-Up") was also 9.
- This card's set number in its first TCG release, NECH-EN099, reflects its actual number.
- This card's number may reflect the 99 fragments of memory that Astral lost at the beginning of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series, which have now been regained.
- Out of the Astral's 100 fragments, "Number 39: Utopia" was the only fragment that Astral never lost as a result of his memory schism. Using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, if the "3" were multiplied by itself (3^2,) the result would be 9; this paired with its other digit would make "99", the same numeric value as "Utopic Dragon".
- By happenstance in the anime, between the beginning and end of the ZEXAL anime, things come full circle with these two monsters--"Utopia" is the first "Number" monster Astral helps Yuma Tsukumo Xyz Summon (while assisting Yuma during his first full shown Duel in ZEXAL) whereas Astral himself Xyz Summons "Utopic Dragon" during the last Duel of ZEXAL while he is Dueling Yuma.
|Number 100: Numeron Dragon ||
- The number 100 is often referred to as the perfect number, hence why the "Numeron Dragon" created the world and time.
- Coincidentally, the number 100 can be subliminally read by concatenating the values of its Rank, followed by its ATK and DEF into a textual string (this card is a Rank 1 monster with 0 ATK and 0 DEF ∴ 1 --> 0 <-- 0 = 100 )
|Number 101: Silent Honor ARK ||
- The 1 in this card's Number may signify the user of this card as being the leader of the Barians.
- This card's number is equal of those of Shark's ace monsters, minus the ace monster Chironex used in a duel against him and Quattro (32+73-4=101).
- This monster has two visual interpretations of its numeric value, namely concerning subliminal appearance of the shape of the number 101:
- On the obverse (front) side of this monster, the red glowing marks within this monster's "core", if subliminally "read" vertically as if they were text, can be read as the number 101. This is pretty simple to envision, as it has two red vertical lines sandwiched between three more red designs (hence the two "1"s); while these latter three designs are in a trefoil-shape, they sit atop a dark-colored disc (hence the interpretation of the "0".)
- Also with this "Number's" front side, a 101-shape can also be envisioned, with this monster's long "wings" being in-between its round-shaped "core". This can be made more obvious if one were to imagine this monster's "wings" placed fully erect side-by-side and in-between the "core" so that they would be perpendicular to the plane of it's core and vertical. The wings would represent both "1"s, whereas the "core" would represent the "0".
- 101 can be seen as the combined value of adding together 39 and 62, representing Number 39: Utopia and Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon respectively. This seems fitting since all 3 monsters are the true aces of the three main characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: Yuma, Kite and Reginald.
- This is Shark's 10th Xyz Monster.
- Also, if the 0 is removed, the final number, which refers to "Number C101" being the 11th Xyz Monster in Shark's possession.
- Yuma and Nasch (aka Reginald) used their aces against Don Thousand in 140th episode, which is the sum of their "Numbers", 101 and 39.
|Number 102: Star Seraph Sentry ||
- This Number can be seen as an implicit form of the fraction 1/2 (with the '0' taking the place of the backslash). This implicity can refer to parts of this card's effect that halves an opponent's monster's ATK and any Battle Damage you take, moreover, this view is augmented by the fact that this card has two separate "halving" effects, hence two halves.
- Numerically speaking, this is the second Over-Hundred Number, reflecting its owner's position as the one leading the Barians while Nasch was missing.
- If you add this card's seperate numeric digits (1 + 0 + 2 = 3) and then refer to one of its Japanese translations, the number 3 (san) in-part translates to "sun" in English. This makes sense, as this card is part of the "Star Seraph" ("Holy Lightning" in the original) archetype. As this pertains to a sun, the Sun (and similar celestial masses of akin sizes) are a type of star.
- The sum of this card's digits equals 3, which is the same amount of Dumon's non-Xyz "Star Seraph" monsters.
|Number 103: Ragnazero ||
- If you add this card's numeric digits (1 + 0 + 3), you get 4. The following explications can then be made:
- Marin (this card's owner) is associated with 3 other Xyz Monsters (excluding this card's Number C version), thus making a total of 4: "Ice Beast Zerofyne", "Ice Princess Zereort" and "Number 94: Crystalzero".
- The 4 also matches the value of the latter digit of "Crystalzero".
- This card has 2400 ATK. Oddly, not only is there also a 4 in its value as there is with the said sum of this card's digits but if this number's digits were reversed and subtracted (3 - 0 - 1), you would get 2, of which there is also a such number in its ATK.
- The sum also matches this card's Rank.
- The 10' in this card's number are the 10 monsters Rio used and 3 is the amount of Trap Cards, and if the 0 is removed, it is the number of Rio's Spell Cards used, 13.
|Number 104: Masquerade ||
- By reading the digits of this card's number using Goroawase, one can read the number as "Hi Rei Yo", and arrive at the following interpretation based on this "Number" card's numeric value:
- "Hi" (1, shortened from "Hito") can mean "light" or "daytime" in Japanese, referring to this card being a "Shining" monster, as well as a LIGHT monster.
- "Rei" (0) can be a reference to Rei Shingetsu (Ray Shadows in the dub), who uses the "Shining" archetype.
- "Yo" (4) can mean "night" in Japanese, referring to this card's Number C form, "Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade", which is an "Umbral Horror" monster and a DARK monster.
- The 4 in this card's number might allude to its Rank. Likewise, using arithmetic with this card's numeric value, the total sum of all its separate digits (1 + 0 + 4 = 5) equals 5; this number matches the Level of its Ranked-Up form. This can also be viewed as Shining being a Rank 4, and the 1 in the "Number" heralds its upgrade by 1 when it becomes "Number C".
- The last digit of this "Number" is 4, which is the sum of the last digits of "Number 101" and "Number 103", the ace monsters of Nasch and Merag, the two Barian Emperors Vector killed in the past.
- It is also the only ending number amongst the "Number 10X" that matches this monster's Rank.
|Number 105: Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus ||
- The subtracted value of 5 and 1 in this card's number equal to 5-1=4, matching this monster's Rank. Likewise, the 5 might match this card's "Number C" version's Rank.
- This "Number" is part of the "Battlin' Boxer" archetype; the said archetype refers to the sport of boxing, which primarily uses the hands. That being said, this card's numeric value as a whole may come from the fact that Human beings, who normally partake in the sport, have 5 fingers per hand. As humans normally have two hands, that's 10 fingers total.
- The 5 in this card's number symbolizes 5 of Alito's battles (against Yuma, Nistro, Dextra, Girag and ZEXAL).
- The sum of this card's digits equals six, which is the same amount of Xyz Monsters Alito had before his Duel with Girag.
- It also signifies the amount of "Numbers" and "Number C" monsters Alito had before being absorbed by Don Thousand.
|Number 106: Giant Hand ||
- 6 can also be read as "roku" in Japanese, which could be interpreted as plays on both the word rock (ロック) and lock, referring to this monster's type and rocky appearance, as well as its effect-sealing ability.
- The 6 of this card's value may also allude to the six spheres on this monster: 1 in each finger and 1 in the palm of the hand.
- A feebler connotation to the Number value might be a reference to polydactyly, a condition in which a person has a supernumerary amount of fingers or toes. In such case, said person has 6 fingers on one or both hands. Normally, humans have 10 fingers, five on each of their two hands.
- A different hand connotation here can be reached with this card's "Number C" form. As "Number C106: Giant Red Hand" also resembles a human hand, both this card and "Giant Red Hand" have a total of 10 fingers.
- Even more similarly to the directly above as well, this "Number" was Xyz Summoned with "Fire Hand" and "Ice Hand", which were also monsters resembling human hands, which both have a sum of 10 fingers too.
- The sum of this card's digits equals 7, which is the equal amount of "Hand" monsters Girag had before being absorbed by Vector.
- Still with arithmetic, if done vice-versa (6 is deduced by 1,) the difference equals 5, which equals the amount of "Hand" Spell and Trap Cards Girag had before being absorbed by Vector.
|Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon ||
- The total sum of all the digits in this card's number equals 1+0+7=8, which matches this monster's Rank.
- It also symbolizes the number of this card's appearances in the anime without its effects known.
- This number is similar to "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", having a similar numeric value (plus the 0 in the middle), being Dragon-type and most notably being the first Number to be introduced in season 2 of the ZEXAL anime, while Leviathan Dragon was the first to be introduced in season 1. Both monsters in-part have an ability that increases their ATK.
- The 7 alone may refer to the fact that this card was the 7th one played in its debut Duel in the episode 82 (after "Goblindbergh", "Zubaba Knight", "Number 39: Utopia", "Overlay Chain", "Radius, the Half-Moon Dragon" and "Parsec, the Interstellar Dragon").
- Before Mizar was absorbed, he used 7 different monsters from his Deck and Extra Deck.