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Ren is a mysterious character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga.

Design

Appearance

Scale022 Ren's face

Ren's face.

Later revealed to be a descendant of Yugo, Ren resembles his ancestor as an adult with a large scar like Eve's on the right self of his face.[1][2] His attire consists of a Turbo Duelist uniform, two capes, white trousers, and a pair of driving gloves that hides a burnt scar on his right hand. Prior to revealing his face, his hairstyle resembling Reiji Akaba's at the time, Ren wore a mask with different colors on each side and engraved with an insignia.

Personality

Ren possesses some of Yugo's traits, though he is more composed. Ren is also loyal, admitting of having no idea of what Genesis Omega Dragon itself desires, but intent to honor the pact he made with it and Eve.

Abilities

Ren full body view

Full body view of Ren.

Ren is an extremely skillful Turbo Duelist. He is knowledgeable of Duel Runners and their various types. He claims to own several kinds of Duel Runners, picking a model befitting his an opponent's regarding performance for a balanced match. He is easily able to ride at 300 km/h in a complex course while Dueling on a Duel Runner which he considers not among his best.[3] Following his lost against Yugo, Ren considered the youth enough of a rival to use a more advance Duel Runner model.[4]

Etymology

The character that composes Ren's name literally means "lotus flower", but it also has references to paradise and reincarnation. It can also be related to 睡蓮 meaning water lily, the water part can be related to his deck composed of WATER Aura monsters.

Biography

History

In his youth, originating from the distant future, Ren aspired to become a great Turbo Duelist like his ancestor Yugo, who his father called a legendary Turbo Dueling genius. But while Ren had the drive, he lacked the resources to achieve his dream. But Ren's life changed the day he received the opportunity to participate in the Memorial Race amongst various Turbo Duelists. When Ren learned his ailing father overworked himself to buy him a Duel Runner, he sought to win to honor his father's sacrifice and achieve his dream. But accident occurred that caused Ren to crash and begin dying from his injuries, though his will to survive was answered by Genesis Omega Dragon as it restored him to life and allowed him to repeat the duel and win. He was then approached by Eve who told him that G.O.D. has chosen him. Ren eventually reached the top of something called the Continental Circus during his dueling career. Sixty years later, spending his final days in a lavish mansion, Ren is approached by Eve who recruits him to repay his debt to G.O.D. Motivated to honor his end of the deal, Ren regained his youth while removed by the causality of time as he agreed to aid Eve in her cause.[1]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Ren rescues Sora

Ren rescues Sora.

Present ts Eve's side when they observed the Duel between Sora Shiunin and Yuya Sakaki, he acted on Eve's orders to retrieve Sora. Ren traveled through an dimensional corridor to save the boy from being consumed in the explosion he caused. Ren then carried out Eve's other order to search through Yuya's memories for confirmation that he possessed the Adam Factor, hacking into Yuya's computer system and transferring himself to the unconscious youth's Duel Disk. Yuya's counterparts noticed but failed to stop him in time, with Yugo offering to deal with the intruder himself.[5]

Once inside, Yugo encountered Ren, who anticipated his arrival, and exclaimed he knew about Yusho Sakaki, and his World Illusion, which made Yugo saw Ren knew too much of them. Yugo was annoyed by Ren, and took on his Turbo Duel for answers. Yugo managed to take the first turn, but Ren proceeded to overwhelm the youth with his skills and what the older Duelist considered not one of his best Duel Runners. As Yugo went on, Ren, looking at his scars, proceeded to ride on, bearing in mind that he chose a lesser D-Runner to match Yugo's vehicle. Ren swapped his "White Moray" monsters from his hand and Graveyard, managing to alter one of them as a Tuner Monster, and have it used as materials for "White Aura Dolphin". Yugo managed to protect his "Speedroid Passingrider", but was alerted when Ren caught up to him. Yugo's obsession not to be outdone made him Synchro Summon "Clearwing Fast Dragon", though Ren was aware of its overpowering effects. Yugo accelerated against Ren, but this caused him to run off course and off a cliff.[3]

Luckily, Yuya's conscious created a course so Yugo could safely land on another part of the track. Yugo's Synchro Monster attacked Ren's Synchro Monster, dropping his LP to 1500, but Ren managed to revive the dolphin as a Tuner Monster. Ren continued on, and tuned his dolphin to Synchro Summon "White Aura Whale", and dealt a lot of damage to Yugo. However, Yugo appeared to have placed himself as a major disadvantage when activated a trap, "Synchro Panic", to prevent Synchro Summon while Ren activated a spell to prevent non-Synchro monsters. However, Yugo became motivated by Yuya's words, and saw a weakness in Ren's strategy as he caught up to him. Ren admitted he would've liked to face Yugo on friendlier terms, seeing that he caught up to him. The two reached at Yuya's heart, where Yugo swore to defeat Ren, since that was a familiar part of the area to him, despite the fog around them.[6]

Yugo used his bond with Yuya, using "Pendulum Transfer" to place his monsters in the Pendulum Zones, to Pendulum Summon "Clearwing Fast Dragon", due to its status as a Synchro/Pendulum monster. Ren tried to counter that with "White Line", but Yugo boosted his dragon with "Follow Wing". As "Clearwing Fast Dragon" crashed through the whale, and Yugo won the Duel. Ren was amazed, even if Yugo won by the luck of the draw. Yugo went to attack Ren, who drove off as he got the confirmation that Yuya possessed the Adam Factor, Yugo realized the Duel stirred up Yuya's memories of the two of them as children.[7] Ren later watched Yuya's duel with Reiji Akaba, whom Eve suspected to also possess the Adam Factor.[8][9] When Reiji revealed to Yuya that they were being watched, Ren appeared and revealed Genesis Omega Dragon was in Eve's custody and that he intended to take the Adam Factor from Yuya and Reiji by force if needed. But the area the two youths were dueling in began to cave in, forcing Ren to fall back.[10] Ren and Sora searched for Yuya and Reiji, using their superior technology. Ren exclaimed the importance of finding them, surprising Sora that he wanted to hurry up the search. Sora noted an "Odd-Eyes" monster had been summoned in a Dueling circuit. Ren went on his D-Runner, stating that he was being summoned to that place.[11]

Yuya called Ren out, but Yugo quickly took over his body to settle things with the masked man. Yuya became bewildered that he could not even watch the Duel, while Yugo told Yuri and Yuto that he didn't want him to overhear them. Yugo turned to Yuzu, explaining that their Turbo Duel would soon commence, much to her shock. Yugo boldly stated that men must make sacrifices, for he had to protect Yuya from danger. He advised her to go to the control room to watch the Turbo Duel from there. Yuzu tried to stop the two, but Ren and Yugo's D-Runners were powered up. Yuzu crouched in fear, as Yugo and Ren started their Duel. Ren, with his top vehicle, went first, resolving to defeat Yugo. Despite this, Ren expected Yugo not to hold out on him, as he quickly summoned "White Aura Whale". Yugo tried to outrun him by taking a turn around the tunnel, but Ren charged forward. To stop Ren, Yugo immediately summoned "Clearwing Fast Dragon", and fell on offensive against Ren's "White Aura Whale", who was revived by its own effect.[4] Ren continued his offense, as he tuned "White Aura Whale" with "White Moray" to Synchro Summon his god: "White Aura Biphamet". Yugo's dragon had its ATK dropped to zero. Despite this, much to Yugo's horror, "White Aura Biphamet" attacked his dragon and inflicted 800 LP damage. Ren boldly stated Yugo'd never figure out its effects, as it defied logic itself. Yugo groaned, as Ren's "Double Banking" allowed his Synchro Monster to attack once more. Yugo used "Sonic Cyclone" to stop it. In the middle of the battle, Yugo felt his consciousness fading away, and switched sides with Yuya, wishing him luck in finding out the mystery behind "White Aura Biphamet".[12]

As Yuya mused how to defeat Ren's monster, Ren screamed in pain, and nearly lost the control of his D-Runner. Ren noted his symptoms were worsening, and noted it was time to end the Duel. Yuya proceeded on to win the Duel, for Yugo's sake. Summoning "Performapal Clay Breaker", Yuya had it attack Ren's monster. Ren thought its ATK would increase, and used "Limit Lock" and "Full Turn" to prevent that effect and finish Yuya off. Instead, Yuya's "Clay Breaker" decreased the ATK of "White Aura Biphamet", and inflicted 400 LP damage to Ren. Yuya was in shock, as Ren's Synchro Monster's head regenerated itself. Ren exclaimed it was a god, and could not die, just like him. In fact, Ren admitted that he lived countless lives, and G.O.D. chose him to revert a dire situation to save himself and his father, and was visited by Eve to complete the assignment for Genesis Omega Dragon. Ren admitted he also started to believe in the god, and removed his mask, showing a scar on his face. Yuya became bewildered, as Ren looked much like Yugo, the guy that Ren idolized.[1]

Ren admitted he did not understand G.O.D.'s goal, but resolved himself to complete the task it gave to him, since it saved him. Yuya set a card, while Ren boosted the ATK of "White Aura Biphamet" through "White Nightmare". The latter attacked Yuya's "Performapal Clay Breaker", who managed to reduce its ATK by 1500. Ren's monster made another attack, but Yuya saved himself by summoning "Peformapal Kuriborder", and forced Ren to attack it with "Trick Barrier". Though he barely survived, Yuya knew the effects behind "White Aura Biphamet". Ren yelled at Yuya for being too scared to defeat him. However, Yuya used "Booster Unit", and with Yuzu's help, his speed was increased enough to obtain an Action Card. Next, he Pendulum Summoned "Clearwing Fast Dragon", and Special Summoned "Odd-Eyes Phantasma Dragon" from his hand, much to Ren's shock that he regained the advantage. His monsters went to reduce the ATK of "White Aura Biphamet", but Ren used "White Barrier" to protect it, as long as he had another "White Aura" monster. Yuya grinned, for Ren just showed that his "White Aura Biphamet" was treated as two monsters: one's head could revive the other, and attack twice per turn. Ren smiled, as Yuya figured out his strategy. Yuya used "Exhaust Note" to stop Ren's "White Howling", and two of his dragons attacked "White Aura Biphamet", thus defeating Ren.[2]

The force of the attack knocked Ren off his Duel Runner, his body beginning to dissolve as consequence of being altered into an ageless being by the G.O.D. card. However, he admitted he had fun in the Duel against Yugo. Before falling back, Ren revealed the true nature of the Adam Factor to Yuya while musing if his will could resist the G.O.D. card's influence. Before he could say anything about G.O.D., Ren retreated through a portal, but warned him that G.O.D. would attempt to bargain with Yuya. He was taken to a bed, where Sora lamented how he lost the Duel, and believed his D-Runners were collecting dust.[13]

Ren, resting in bed in Eve's headquarters, took a lot of pain when Eve summoned "Genesis Omega Dragon".[14] Upon G.O.D.'s defeat, Ren's scar disappeared.[15] Isaac and Ren went to see Yuya and Reiji's Duel. Isaac reminded the two fought over the G.O.D. card, and the winner would determine their fate.[16] The two watched Reiji and Yuya's Duel, noting how both sides do not give up. Just as Reiji was to summon his G.O.D.-like monster, Ren felt pain, as "Genesis Omega Dragon" started resonating.[17] Ren continued watching their Duel, and noted the power of Reiji's "Divine Go-D/D/D Zero King Zero God Reiji".[18]

Deck

Ren uses a "White" Deck, using complex tactics to gather Synchro Materials to Synchro Summon while distracting the opponent. Ren claims that the use of complex tactics is a basic Turbo Duel strategy, since the more distracted and worked up the opponent gets, the more mistakes they commit.

The main feature of Ren's monsters is the ability to Special Summon themselves back as Tuner monsters when they are destroyed, which Ren calls "Reincarnation Synchro". This allows him to keep Summoning stronger Synchro Monsters as his monsters are defeated.

Image Information
WhiteMoray-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Moray (白鱓 Howaito Mōrei)
Level
2 ★★
ATK
00000600
DEF
00000200
WhiteMoray-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Moray (白鱓 Howaito Mōrei)
Level
2 ★★
ATK
00000600
DEF
00000200
WhiteMoray-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Moray (白鱓 Howaito Mōrei)
Level
2 ★★
ATK
00000600
DEF
00000200
WhiteStingray-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Stingray (白棘鱏 Howaito Sutingurei)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001400
DEF
00001000
WhiteAuraBiphamet-EN-Manga-AV-NC.png
White Aura Biphamet | White Aura Bifhamut (白闘気双頭神龍 Howaito Ōra Baifamūto)
Level
10 ★★★★★★★★★★
ATK
00003300
DEF
00003000
WhiteAuraDolphin-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Aura Dolphin (白闘気海豚 Howaito Ōra Dorufin)
Level
6 ★★★★★★
ATK
00002400
DEF
00001000
WhiteAuraWhale-EN-Manga-AV-NC.png
White Aura Whale (白闘気白鯨 Howaito Ōra Hoēru)
Level
8 ★★★★★★★★
ATK
00002800
DEF
00002000
WhiteBarrier-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Barrier (しろ鉄壁てっぺき Shiro no Teppeki)
Card type
Spell Card
WhiteCircleReef-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Circle Reef (白の循環礁ホワイト・サークル・リーフ Howaito Sākuru Rīfu)
Card type
Spell Card
WhiteMirror-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Mirror (白の水鏡ホワイト・ミラー Howaito Mirā)
Card type
Spell Card
White Nightmare (白の悪夢ホワイト・ナイトメア Howaito Naitomea)
Card type
Spell Card
WhiteProsperity-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Prosperity (白の繁栄ホワイト・プロスペリティ Howaito Purosuperiti)
Card type
Spell Card
WhiteSalvation-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Salvation | White Salvage (白の救済ホワイト・サルベージ Howaito Sarubēji)
Card type
Spell Card
SynchroZone-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png Synchro Zone (シンクロ・ゾーン Shinkuro Zōn)
Card type
Trap Card
WhiteArbitration-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Arbitration (白の仲裁ホワイト・アービトレーション Howaito Ābitorēshon)
Card type
Trap Card
WhiteHowling-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Howling (白の咆哮ホワイト・ハウリング Howaito Hauringu)
Card type
Trap Card
WhiteLine-EN-Manga-AV-CA.png White Line (白の防衛線ホワイト・ライン Howaito Rain)
Card type
Trap Card

Duels

Opponent(s) Chapter(s) Outcome
Yugo 11-13 Lose
Yugo/Yuya Sakaki 20-23 Lose

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 22: "Immortal Beings!!"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 23: "The Trick Revealed!"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 11: "Turbo Duel!"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 20: "Your Opponent Is Me!"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 10: "The Entertainment Ends!"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 12: "High-Speed Strategy!"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 13: "The Adam Factor!"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 14: "Where It Began!"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 17: "Another Fact!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 18: "An Unknown Enemy!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 19: "Their Whereabouts!"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 21: "Yuya's Memories!"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 24: "The Reason They're After Us!"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 37: "The Cause of Everything!"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 39: "Across Time and Space!"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 40: "The Adam Factors!"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 41: "Reiji's Power!"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Scale 42: "Two G.O.D.'s!!"