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"Number C" (read as ''Chaos Number'') are upgraded versions of the base "Number", which are Summoned by [[Xyz Material|overlaying]] their base counterpart through [[Xyz Evolution#Chaos Xyz Evolution|Chaos Xyz Evolution]], "[[Rank-Up-Magic]]" cards, "[[Chaos Field]]", and [[Don Thousand's Throne]].
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"Number C" (read as ''Chaos Number'') are upgraded versions of the base "Number", which are Summoned by [[Xyz Material|overlaying]] their base counterpart through [[Xyz Evolution#Chaos Xyz Evolution|Chaos Xyz Evolution]], "[[Rank-Up-Magic]]" cards, "[[Chaos Field]]", and "[[Don Thousand's Throne]]".
   
 
===Number S (Shining Number)===
 
===Number S (Shining Number)===

Revision as of 06:55, January 3, 2014

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"Number", pluralized as "Numbers" (�E��E�. (ナンバ�Eズ) Nanbāzu) in Japan, is an archetype of prominent Xyz Monsters that play a major role of the story in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime and manga series. Three variants of Number cards exist: "Emperor's Key Numbers" have numerical values equal to or lower than 100, while "Legendary Numbers" are part of Astrals memories, but are unique in the fact that they symbolize the past lives of the Seven Barian Emperors and "Number 10X", which have numerical values of over 100 and are not pieces of Astral's memory, they are the signature cards of the Seven Barian Emperors. "Fake Numbers" are an entire alternate series of Numbers created by Don Thousand himself, as are the "Number 10X's".

As confirmed by Satoshi Kuwabara, all "Numbers'" are not chosen randomly but are decided "carefully with attention to details, so that [fans] can enjoy it in various places", which often results in puns and second meanings for each "Number".[1]

So far, 63 original "Numbers" have been revealed by name. 15 Chaos versions, 1 Shining version, and 1 Rank-Down version of the original 100 Numbers have been revealed. 5 Fake Numbers have also been revealed.

Anime

Blank Numbers Sphere

Blank Numbers encircling Yuma within a sphere after being released.

When Yuma Tsukumo unlocked the door with his Emperor's Key, he opened a portal between the Astral World and his own, which allowed Astral to come into his world. Yuma found himself trapped within a sphere of blank cards, which shortly flew away.[2] By crossing into Yuma's world, Astral's memories were transformed into the 99 "Number" cards and scattered in unknown directions (Number 39 stayed with him though). In order to regain his lost memories, Astral cooperates with Yuma.[3] When Astral collects all of the cards, something else will happen besides his memory recovery. Astral thinks it will cause something troublesome,[4] while Dr. Faker claims Astral will obtain a great power and use it for taking revenge on him.[5]

Numbers

The different number symbols.

Usually, "Numbers" are blank cards that take the form of what whoever finds them desires the most, design themselves to fit their original owner's Decks, and keep that form forever. Some Duelists may have more than one "Number" card that fit their Deck. Their card text is written in a strange alien language that only those who wield them can understand (in the dub, all "Numbers" appear normally like other cards seen with the exception of episode 2 which "Number 39: Utopia" is blurred). When they are Summoned, their respective numbers are printed on their users, appearing in such places as the forehead, neck, left and right hands (in Cameron Clix's case, it appeared under his right eye and in Number 56's Holder's case, it appeared in his left shoulder). When Summoned, "Numbers" take on what appears to be a sealed form, and when the "Number" starts to transform into their artwork, the "Number" then appears. Also, they use a galaxy-like "Overlay Network" portal in contrast to regular Xyz Monsters, who use a red spiral portal.[2]

Astral stated that there are 99 "Numbers"[3][6][7], but according to Kite Tenjo, there are 100 "Numbers".[8] As Astral already had 1 of the "Numbers", "Utopia", it is possible Astral was referring to the other 99 "Numbers". However, Dr. Faker believes that, aside from 99 "Numbers" which are Astral's pieces of memory, Astral himself is "the Original Number" (ナンバ�Eズのオリジナル, Nanbāzu no Orijinaru).[9][5] Later Astral corrected himself, stating there are one hundred "Numbers".[10][11]

Astral collecting the memories

Astral absorbing memories from the cards.

When a "Number" is defeated, they are absorbed into Astral, and can be used by any Duelist whom Astral is currently with. Each "Number" contains a piece of Astral's memory, which he recovers each time he absorbs one. After Astral absorbs a "Number", they are stored in a Different Dimension Airship within the Emperor's Key. Each has its own pillar within the structure, engraved with its number.

Numbers have been shown to be very dangerous, as they are able to easily amplify the darkness and desires of their user, whether these cause good[12] or bad. And easily possess their holder by their power, with the exception of Yuma due to the Emperor's Key, Kite Tenjo's Photon Transformation, and the Vetrix Family's crests. However, the power of Photon Transformation and the crests seem to be limited, and has fatal consequences and being used to wield a "Number" card will drastically exhaust their user.[13][14]

As Number holders have a high level of a certain emotion, Chaos Numbers start to appear. For example, Astral and Yuma obtained "Utopia Ray" after Astral was happy to know Yuma considered him a friend.[15] Reginald Kastle also obtained "Shark Drake Veiss" after his desire for revenge, brought on by "Shark Drake", overpowered him.[16]

Legendary Numbers

Seven "Numbers" surrounding the Numeron Code.

In the Barian Invasion arc, "Numbers 10X" are introduced as the signature cards of the Seven Barian Emperors. Astral cannot absorb them, as they are not part of his memories.[17] They were later revealed to be created by Don Thousand as a means to free himself from his prison.

Later on, the "Legendary Numbers" were introduced by Vector and Don Thousand that are located in ruins across the world, protected by guardians. Each of these "Numbers" corresponds to a legend inscribed on the walls of the ruins, telling the story of the person who occupied that location in a previous era, before they became ruins due to the ravages of time.[18] Rather than take their form based on their holders Deck, they take a form relative to the legend that is described.

"Numbers" can also be Ranked-Down, as seen when Yuma performs Rank-Down with "Rank-Down-Magic Numeron Fall" to summon "Number 39: Utopia Roots".[19]

Manga

ZX2 - Yuma opens the door

Yuma releasing the Numbers.

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga, Numbers are held under the diabolical door along with Astral. As Yuma finally opens the door during his Duel with Shark, a huge light appears and numerous blank cards flow out of the door in every direction. Astral stated that "Numbers" are fragments of his memories, and that he shall collect all "Numbers" in order to retrieve his memories. Also, he says "Numbers" battle to absorb each other so, if he and Yuma lose, he will disappear. When Astral obtained a memory piece from "Number 17", he said his memory is divided into 100 "Number" cards.[20] This amount of number is later confirmed by both Kite Tenjo[21] and Mr. Heartland[22].

Various Numbers surrounding Luna

Various Numbers along with Luna.

Numbers are shown to be blank cards that when it makes contact with human, it takes form of what whoever finds them first and desires the most, making themselves to fit their original owner's Decks, and keep that form forever. They have a "special" abilities that are unique, such as "Numbers" can only be destroyed by other "Numbers". However, the effect stating that "Numbers" can only be destroyed by another "Number" is a monster effect, and therefore, can be negated. However, Kyoji Yagumo as shown an unique ability of manipulation with the "Numbers": a "Number" molds itself after its owner's desires; however, Kyoji himself claims not to have "desire" sort of things, which allows him to mold his "Numbers" freely as he wants, according to his current needs.[23]

Yuma believes the power of the "Numbers" is not evil and that if a good person had them, it would be okay.[24] According to Luna, "Numbers" are mirrors that reflect the hearts of the people. For example, when Shark had "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon", his heart was full of darkness, so he was dominated, but Yuma and Astral freed him from that darkness, which made him able to possess a "Number" without falling front its power.[25] Luna believes that the very fact that "Numbers" can be good or evil means they should not exist, as people will fight over them regardless.

It seems that just like how a "Number" takes form after their holder, their power do so as well. The variety of powers a "Number" can possess is made clear in the manga; while "Number 63: Shamoji Soldier" helped its unsuccessful holder on his restaurant,[24] "Number 13: Cain's Doom" and "Number 31: Abel's Doom" are dangerous "Numbers" who inflict real damage to people and can even put their lives in danger.[26]

It was also shown that "Numbers" can evolve into Number S, as seen when Yuma evolved "Number 39: Utopia" into "Number S39: Utopia One".[27]

Members

Original

Each of these cards are stated to contain parts of Astral's memories. So far, 7 Numbers whose names are known haven't been seen in the anime or manga, but by being released as cards in the TCG/OCG. (18, 36, 49, 57, 74, 85 and 87).

# Monster Sealed Form Owner(s) Number Location
Previous Current
Chronomaly Atlandis
Number6ChronomalyAtlandis-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Trey
Mizar Chest ring
No.7
Lucky Straight
Number7LuckyStraight-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Museum
Charlie McCay
May
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Head of cane
Heraldic King Genom-Heritage
Number8HeraldicKingGenomHeritage-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Above left eye on mask
No.09
Dyson Sphere
Number9DysonSphere-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kite Tenjo
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Quinton
Mizar Two panels in the center sphere
No.10
Illumiknight
Number10Illumiknight-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kite Tenjo, Vetrix, Dr. Faker (anime) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (anime)
Kaito Tenjo (manga)
Right shoulder plate
No.11
Big Eye None Fortuno
Charlie McCay
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Front of outer ring
No.12
Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja
Number12CrimsonShadowArmorNinja-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kaze
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Left side of chest
Cain's Doom Unknown Shadow, Kaito Tenjo (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Left shoulder plate
No.14
Greedy Sarameya Unknown None Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Right hind leg
No.15
Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder
Number15GimmickPuppetGiantGrinder-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Quattro
Nasch Headband
No.16
Shock Master
Number16ShockMaster-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
# holder
Fortuno
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right side of waist
No.17
Leviathan Dragon
Number17LeviathanDragon-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Reginald Kastle/Nasch, Dr. Faker (anime)
Ryoga Kamishiro (manga)
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right horn
No.18
Heraldic Progenitor Plain-Coat Unknown Unknown Unknown Outer blade ring
Freezadon
Number19Freezadon-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Chills
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right side of chest
No.20
Giga-Brilliant
Number20GigaBrilliant-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kite Tenjo, Vetrix, Dr. Faker (anime)
# holder (manga)
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (anime)
Kaito Tenjo (manga)
Right wing
No.21
Frozen Lady Justice Unknown None Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Left leg
Zombiestein Unknown Cologne (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Left side of shawl
Force Focus
Number25ForceFocus-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Cameron Clix
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Underneath lens
No.28
Titanic Moth Unknown Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Haruto Tenjo (manga)[Notes 1] Left side of abdomen
Acid Golem of Destruction
Number30AcidGolemofDestruction-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kite Tenjo
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right leg
No.31
Abel's Doom Unknown Shadow, Ryoga Kamishiro (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Right shoulder plate
No.32
Shark Drake
Number32SharkDrake-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Quattro
Trey
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Reginald Kastle/Nasch Left side of chest
No.33
Chronomaly Machu Mech None Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Trey
Mizar Bottom pillar
No.34
Terror-Byte
Number34TerrorByte-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Mr. Kay
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right shoulder plate
No.36
Chronomaly Fork Hyuk Unknown Unknown Unknown Face of outer sphere
Utopia
Number39Utopia-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Bronk Stone, Dr. Faker (anime) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Left shoulder plate
No.40
Gimmick Puppet of Strings
Number40GimmickPuppetofStrings-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Quattro
Nasch Top of wing
No.42
Starship Galaxy Tomahawk Unknown Eviluder (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Top of left wing
No.43
Soul Marionetter Unknown Vector Right side of waist
No.44
Sky Pegasus
Number44SkyPegasus-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Mach Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right shoulder plate
No.46
Dragluon
Number46Dragluon-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Jinlong
Kite Tenjo
Mizar Right wing
No.47
Nightmare Shark Unknown Luna (manga) Ryoga Kamishiro (manga) Beneath dorsal fin
No.48
Shadow Lich Unknown Shadow (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Blade of scythe
Fortune Tune Unknown Unknown Unknown Top of branch
Blackship of Corn Unknown Captain Corn (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Left side of sail
No.52
Diamond Crab King Unknown Mr. Heartland (manga) Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Left claw
Heart-eartH None Dr. Faker Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Above right eye
No.54
Lion Heart
Number54LionHeart-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
# holder
Alito
Nistro
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Left side of chest
No.56
Gold Rat None # holder
Kite Tenjo
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Round plate above head
Tri-Head Dust Dragon Unknown Unknown Unknown Center of main body
No.58
Burner Viser None Girag Vector Outer shell
Volcasaurus
Number61Volcasaurus-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Scorch
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Left chest spike
No.62
Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon
Number62GalaxyEyesPrimePhotonDragon-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Kite Tenjo Mizar Top of left wing
No.63
Shamoji Soldier Unknown # holder (manga) Ryoga Kamishiro (manga) Left side of forehead
No.64
Ronin Raccoon Sandayu
Number64RoninRaccoonSandayu-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Ponta
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Alito
Girag
Vector Frontpiece of helmet
No.65
Djinn Buster
Number65DjinnBuster-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Battle Ox
Number 96: Dark Mist
Vector Right side of chest
No.66
Master Key Beetle
Number66MasterKeyBeetle-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Vector Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right side of upper horn
No.69
Heraldry Crest None Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Left horn
No.70
Deadly Sin Unknown Unknown Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Left side of abdomen
No.72
Line Monster Chariot Hisha Unknown Hishakaku (manga) Kaito Tenjo (manga) Left side of chest
No.73
Abyss Splash
Number73AbyssSplash-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Abyss
Rio Kastle/Merag
Reginald Kastle/Nasch Right thigh plate
No.74
Master of Blades Unknown Unknown Unknown Left side of turban
No.80
Rhapsody in Berserk
Number80RhapsodyinBerserk-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Alito
Girag
Vector Right lapel (collar)
No.82
Heartlandraco Unknown Mr. Heartland (manga) Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Left side of stomach
No.83
Galaxy Queen
Number83GalaxyQueen-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Nelson Andrews
Dr. Faker
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Chest
Crazy Box Unknown Unknown Unknown Lower right hand corner of one face
Queen of the Night Unknown Unknown Unknown Left side of abdomen
No.88
Gimmick Puppet of Leo None Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Quattro
Nasch Right shoulder plate
Thunder Spark Dragon Unknown Thunder Spark (manga) Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Left side of head
No.92
Heart-eartH Dragon None Dr. Faker Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Right side of abdomen
No.94
Crystal Zero None Reginald Kastle/Nasch Left side of dress
No.96
Dark Mist
Number96DarkMist-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
# holder
Dr. Faker
Astral
Yuma Tsukumo
Parker
Number 96: Dark Mist
Vector Center of head (false form), right side of head (true form), nowhere (puppet form)
No.100
Numeron Dragon Unknown Kite Tenjo Mizar Unknown
 ?? 24 Unknown "Number" Monster Unknown Fortuno
Kite Tenjo
Quattro
Vetrix
Dr. Faker
Unknown
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Unknown
 ?? 4 Unknown "Number" Monster Unknown Unknown Kyoji Yagumo (manga) Unknown

Legendary Number

Legendary Numbers are a group of special "Number" cards that are located in Number ruins. They are still part of the original 100 Numbers of the "Emperor's Key".

Number 10X (Over-Hundred Number)

Over-Hundred Numbers are signature "Number" cards of the Seven Barian Emperors, whose numbering go over the limit of 100. They were created by Don Thousand to suppress the Emperors' memories of their past lives as humans.

Number C (Chaos Number)

"Number C" (read as Chaos Number) are upgraded versions of the base "Number", which are Summoned by overlaying their base counterpart through Chaos Xyz Evolution, "Rank-Up-Magic" cards, "Chaos Field", and "Don Thousand's Throne".

Number S (Shining Number)

"Number S" (read as Shining Number) are upgraded versions of the base "Number", which are Summoned by overlaying their base counterpart through Shining Xyz Evolution. This kind of evolution only exists in the manga so far, and can be considered the manga's counterpart of Chaos Xyz Evolution.

Symbol Monster Sealed form Owner(s) Base Number Number location Method of summon
S39
Utopia One None Yuma Tsukumo/Astral (manga) Utopia Left shoulder plate Shining Xyz Evolution

Rank-Down Numbers

These are Number Monsters that are downgraded versions of regular Number Monsters. So far they do not have a prefix as seen in other Number evolutions ("C" and "S").

Symbol Monster Sealed form Owner(s) Original Number Number location Method of summon
No.39Roots
Utopia Roots
Number39UtopiaRoots-JP-Anime-ZX-Sealed
Yuma Tsukumo/Astral Utopia Left shoulder plate Rank-Down-Magic Numeron Fall

Fake Numbers

These Numbers are the creation of Don Thousand and a different series aside from the originals, some of which were contained in the Dimension-Fusing Device.

References

  1. neoarkcradle.net (can be found in part 2 of the "Translated Twitter Segments Archive," near the bottom)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 1: "Go With the Flow, Part 1"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 2: "Go With the Flow, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 25: "Frozen in Time"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 31: "Life is a Carnival: Part 1"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 3: "In The End, Part 1"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 10: "Shark Attack"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 13: "The Number Hunter, Part 1"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 22: "The Shark Hunter"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 82: "Sphere Cube Calamity: Part 1"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 83: "Sphere Cube Calamity: Part 2"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 4: "In The End, Part 2"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 40: "About Hart"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 49: "Crestfallen"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 18: "It's in the Cards, Part 2"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 58: "Swimming With Sharks"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 86: "Counter Offensive: Part 2"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 99: "A Duel in Ruins: Part I"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 121: "Mission: Astral World, Part 4"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 4: "The Light of Hope!!"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 7: "Numbers Hunter!!"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 9: "Kaito's True Skill!!"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 34: "The Hour of Judgement!!"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 20: "A Three-Way Battle!!"
  25. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 19: "Messenger from the Moon!!"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 30: "Absolutely Unpredictable!!"
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 32: "The Power of Believing In People!!"

Notes

  1. This card was given to Haruto by Kyoji Yagumo while it was still blank.
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