The Signer Dragons are a series of Level 7 and 8 Dragon Synchro Monsters introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. These legendary dragons play a part in the legend of the Crimson Dragon, as well as being connected to the Signers themselves. That connection being that these legendary beasts, who actually joined forces with the Crimson Dragon, were the ones who sealed an evil within the Nazca Lines.
Every "Signer Dragon" has been featured in the anime and has been released in the OCG/TCG. They are: "Stardust Dragon", "Red Dragon Archfiend", "Black Rose Dragon", "Ancient Fairy Dragon", "Black-Winged Dragon", and "Life Stream Dragon".
In the anime, Professor Fudo gave the "Stardust Dragon", "Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Black Rose Dragon" cards to Rex Goodwin (he originally planned to give him "Ancient Fairy Dragon" also, but the card was lost before he could pass it on, eventually winding up in the hands of the Dark Signers). These cards were originally designed so that their corresponding Signer could activate the safety switches for the Ener-D system.
|Stardust Dragon||Yusei Fudo|
|Red Dragon Archfiend||Jack Atlas|
|Black Rose Dragon||Akiza Izinski|
|Ancient Fairy Dragon||Luna|
|Black-Winged Dragon||Crow Hogan|
|Life Stream Dragon||Leo|
Reflecting the rivalry between the two main characters Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas, "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" were the only "Signer Dragons" to have different upgraded versions throughout the 5D's anime. It is worth noting, however, that "Life Stream Dragon" has its downgraded, armored version, "Power Tool Dragon", which is a required Synchro Material for its Summon.
"Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" have their own /Assault Modes: "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode" and "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode" having 500 more ATK and DEF, two more Levels and an "upgraded" effect of the original monsters. Both of these monsters were Summoned by Yusei and Jack in a special episode.
|Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode||Yusei Fudo|
|Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode||Jack Atlas|
The "Majestic" Dragons are upgraded forms of "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend", Summoned by Tuning "Majestic Dragon" with one of the Dragons and one Level 1 non-Tuner monster. They have powerful effects, but return themselves to the Extra Deck during the End Phase while reviving their previous form from the Graveyard.
|Majestic Star Dragon||Yusei Fudo|
|Majestic Red Dragon||Jack Atlas|
"Stardust Dragon" is the only "Signer Dragon" with a "Malefic" form; "Malefic Stardust Dragon". This card was used in The Tenth Anniversary Movie by Paradox. It has released in both the TCG and the OCG. It is highly unlikely that "Red Dragon Archfiend" will receive a "Malefic" form due to "Stardust Dragon" being the only monster card that Paradox stole from the 5D's timeframe.
|Malefic Stardust Dragon||Paradox|
The "Cosmic Synchro Monsters" are upgraded forms of "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend". They are not Synchro Summoned in the usual method. The opening theme BELIEVE IN NEXUS originally confirmed the existence of what was later revealed to be the Accel Synchro counterpart/evolution of "Stardust Dragon". Stardust's counterpart ("Shooting Star Dragon") is the only Accel Synchro evolution of a "Signer Dragon". Although Jack's new ace monster "Red Nova Dragon" ("Red Dragon Archfiend's" counterpart/evolution) is not an Accel Synchro, it uses a method called "Double Tuning" to achieve its evolution and is in the same power range as "Shooting Star". Both monsters were released in Starstrike Blast. Their ATK seems to be their original counterparts' Majestics forms' ATK - 500 (Majestic Star Dragon's ATK: 3800 - 500 = 3300 (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK)) (Majestic Red Dragon's ATK: 4000 - 500 = 3500 (Red Nova Dragon's ATK)). Also their DEF is equal to the ATK of their original forms.
|Shooting Star Dragon||Yusei Fudo|
|Cosmic Blazer Dragon|
|Red Nova Dragon||Jack Atlas|
Limit Over Accel Synchro
A Limit Over Accel Synchro Monster is considered to be the ultimate type of a Synchro Monster. In the anime, summoning a Limit Over Accel Synchro requires the duelist to achieve Over Top Clear Mind. Reaching this state will cause the duelist, and their Duel Runner to become a shining gold color, implicating the god-like power involved with performing this type of Synchro Summon.
Limit Over Accel Synchros are Synchro Summoned in a similar way to "Cosmic Synchro Monsters". However, they do not require their corresponding Signer counterpart in their summoning requirements. They use 2 normal Synchro Monsters, plus 1 Tuner Synchro Monster, which is the same to how Delta Accel Synchro Monsters are Synchro Summoned.
"Shooting Quasar Dragon" must be Synchro Summoned, and it cannot be Special Summoned any other ways. However, despite this downfall, it is able to attack once for every Synchro Material used to Synchro Summon it, and it can negate one card or effect per turn. It can also call for backup by Special Summoning a "Shooting Star Dragon" from the Extra Deck if it ever gets removed from the field. In the anime, it was Synchro Summoned using all of the other "Signer Dragons" (the exception being, of course, "Stardust Dragon") as Synchro Materials, utilizing the effect of "Life Stream Dragon" to reduce their Levels to 1.
|Shooting Quasar Dragon||Yusei Fudo|
"Life Stream Dragon" is the only "Signer Dragon" to have a downgraded form, "Power Tool Dragon", which is a mechanized/shell form of itself. "Power Tool Dragon" searches for Equip Spell Cards and cannot be destroyed when it is equipped with one. This sets up for "Life Stream Dragon" who uses Equip Spells in the Graveyard for protection.
|Power Tool Dragon||Leo|
Many years after the end of the 5D's anime series, some new variations of the "Signer Dragons" or their evolutions (mostly Cosmic Synchro) were released in the OCG/TCG.
|Shooting Riser Dragon||Shooting Star Dragon|
|Red Rising Dragon||Red Dragon Archfiend|
|Red Supernova Dragon||Red Nova Dragon|
|Ruddy Rose Dragon||Black Rose Dragon|
In the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga, the "Signer Dragons" do not appear. Instead, a similar series known as the Duel Dragons is featured. Many of them are slightly redesigned "Signer Dragons", named "Ancient Pixie Dragon", "Black Rose Moonlight Dragon", "Blackfeather Darkrage Dragon", "Hot Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Stardust Spark Dragon". (Only the Duel Dragon counterpart of "Life Stream Dragon" remains unknown, although as "Power Tool Dragon" is stated to be a Duel Dragon in its own right, there may not be one.) 5 of these "Signer Dragons'" counterparts and 1 downgraded "Signer Dragon's" counterpart are currently released in the TCG/OCG.
There are various kinds of playing styles for each dragon, especially "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend". All of the dragons (except "Life Stream Dragon") have no specific Summoning conditions, making them easy to Synchro Summon, so they can be used in almost any Extra Deck.
- Assault Beast
- Battle Fader
- Cyber Dragon
- Marauding Captain
- Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode
- Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode
- Stardust Phantom
- Stardust Xiaolong
- Summoner Monk
- Treeborn Frog
- The Tricky
- "Black-Winged Dragon" was the only "Signer Dragon" that did not appear in Luna's dream of the "Signer Dragons" and Crimson Dragon fighting the King of the Netherworld.
- Despite the fact that "Stardust Dragon", "Red Dragon Archfiend", "Black Rose Dragon", "Ancient Fairy Dragon" and "Life Stream Dragon" fought against the "Earthbound Immortals" in the past, the Crimson Dragon did not awaken the true forms of "Black-Winged Dragon" or "Life Stream Dragon" in the present when their Signers where fighting against the Dark Signers.
- It appears that creating new copies of the "Signer Dragons" cannot be done without imperfections - when Paradox stole Yusei's "Stardust Dragon" by absorbing its spirit into a blank card, the resulting copy was a black-bordered card with a mirrored image, something that was not observed in any of the other cards that Paradox copied. The hologram of the monster, however, was unaltered. In contrast, the card copies of "Red Dragon Archfiend" that Lester created were identical to the real card, but the holograms of the monster itself replaced the red coloration with yellow, purple, and teal, a different one for each copy.
- Coincidently, the "Signer Dragons" that belong to a male Signer are Level 8 while those belonging to a female Signer are Level 7.
- DARK is the only Attribute to be represented by more than one "Signer Dragon" (in this case, "Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Black-Winged Dragon"), while DIVINE and WATER are the only Attributes not represented by any of them ("Stardust Dragon" is WIND, "Black Rose Dragon" is FIRE, "Ancient Fairy Dragon" is LIGHT, and "Life Stream Dragon" is EARTH).