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I've seperated the effects Ra has in the Manga from in the anime because they differed to much.

I changed "Special Summoned from the Graveyard" to "Has been in the Graveyard" because when Ra was used in GX it was just returned to the hand and normal summoned and was able to use it's hidden abilities.

Also when Magic sacrified monsters to RA using it's hidden ability I didn't see it's DEF going up so I changed it to just ATK. -- 00:02, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

To the guy who keeps replacing Manga with Anime if you'll look the anime effects are above the text you are looking at. I seperated the anime and manga effects because they differed so much. -- 23:05, 3 January 2007 (UTC) ________________________________________________________________________________

If ra has the effects in different seirieses, shouldn't they BOTH be real effects ____________________________________

I re did the spliting the Anime and Manga better the old way was hard to read for some people i also shorten the effects so people would under stand them better

last i looked this site was told help people understand stuff not put them down

That wasn't putting down. Me putting down is calling you an idiot, but notice I'm not. Instead, I'd go and actually look up the basic ideas of how to play the game, if you cannot understand what is being said.--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 20:21, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I know how to play this game just the way Ra's effects read it is hard for people like me to understand them i not going to try and help this site out any more every time i find info and i give credit some one edit it out as fast as i can post it so no more

    • Signing such content with 'on some forums', is a whole minefield of credibility issues. Try posting like that on Wikipedia, and see how many of your edits arn't reverted.--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 20:47, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I found out the 2 chants i listed 1 is a fan made the other right now is real but not from the magna it is a translation of what Marik is saying in the Jappaness version of the show

Yes, but this is the key question; We have two chants from the Series, and have no way of 1) Independantly verifying anything that's 'fan made', and 2) Accepting anything done 'on a forum'. For all I know, you made the chant, and you're looking to advertise it.--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 13:16, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

You can ask the guy that gave it to me on pojo his self his name is Horoko if you do not belive me you may ask him your self that that is that it is the chant marik says in the Jappaness version

We already have that chant in the Hiractic Text form.--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 12:02, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

No what you have is the The English version what he says in the Orignal is not the poem what is realy says is totaly differnt

I add Viz Tranlation of the 3rd effect of Ra it the same as the one before just worded Differnt and i finger people would like to know the way they worded it

Does any one hae a pic of the card the UDE reps use at Gencon and other big turnys i been trying to find a pic of the card and every thing and all my surches have led to nothing

Ruby, here too

Well, all the god cards had wrong ruby text. This should be よくしんりゅう yokushinryū. If an admin would correct this i'd be glad. Rainyday2012 14:44, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Fixed. If you can help us add Ruby text to cards (at least the names, possibly japanese lores as well), It'd be very much appreciated! ^^--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 14:48, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I study Japanese full time, so I know my way around kana. But I don't know that many kanji yet. I help out when I find faulty Japanese and sometimes I add phonetic text and ruby, but I'm too busy to invest too much time in this. Rainyday2012 14:56, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


This part of Ra's alternate lore may be confusing, for it sort of implies that it's ATK is the sum of the 3 tributed monsters' ATK and DEF, and that Ra's DEF is the same number. That part of the lore should at least have the word respectively slipped in, or say; This card's ATK is the sum of the tributed monsters' ATK and it's DEF is the sum of the tributed monsters' DEF. --Dragonking 03:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


The alternate lore is incomplete: Control of this card cannot switch. This card is unaffected by the effects of any spell and trap cards that do not designate a target and cannot be targeted by spell or trap card controlled by your opponent. This card is unaffected by the effects of any effect monsters that are level nine or lower. Any card effect that affects this card is negated at the end of the turn it was activated. --Dragonking 03:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Arabic Name

The Winged Dragon of Ra
(Arabic: تنين راع المجنح)
Translated: "Winged Dragon of Raa'"
-- Melik el-Al'ab 19:42, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Italian Name

I cannot edit this card's main page, so i'll write it here. This card's italian name is "Drago Alato di Ra". It is "Winged Dragon of Ra"'s literal translation. --Cercatesori 12:00, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

The Sacred Cards

Lore: A dragon that has the power to cut its LP to 1 and hit the opponent with the LP amount that it has lost.

Deck Cost: 0

Card Number: 834

Arabic Name Update

I'd like to request that the Arabic name be updated as follows:
Old name = تنين راع المجنح
New name = تنّين راع المجنّح
Change & Reason: Added extra (very small) characters. Assist in pronunciation. The character is named "Shadda" for those who are interested. -- Melik el-Al'ab 20:28, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


How do you calculate The Winged Dragon of Ra's attack and defense points?--Blueyeyesawesomedragon 00:03, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

sorry, never mind.--Blueyeyesawesomedragon 00:12, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


I have a Japanese version of this card that was given to me by friend. It has g4-03 on it but it's not secret rare. Does that mean it's fake?

hey, just wondering about one of the cards effects. if my opponent agrees to me using the winged dragon of ra in a duel against him using the effects mentioned in the "appearance" section of the Winged Dragon of Ra, would using "Spell of Pain" after "Point-to-Point Transfer" deal mega damage to my opponent. For example, if i used Point-To-Point Transfer once special summoned and gave 7999 to Ra's ATK, would using Spell of Pain switch the damage to my opponents Life Points instead of mine. If this works and I had another Spell of Pain in my hand could i do the same effect again for a OTK?

Normal or Effect?

Can I just ask if this card is really a Normal Monster or an Effect Monster, I mean, the real card here says a description like the normal cards but in many video games and anime, this card has an effect, so, is this really an effect monster or not? IF these cards are really normal, why are they illegal?--33royward 11:51, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

This card is illegal because it does NOT have an effect attached to it. So it will literally be a Att/???? Def/???? monster that can't do anything. Since there is no effect that will boost his attack on his "????" stats, he will become a Att/0 Def/0. --> RyuSenshi 09:45, September 16, 2009 (UTC)

The card is not llegal bcuz it is an effect it just doesn't list the effects probably because there are so many (please insert signature Breawycker 12:29, April 25, 2010 (UTC))

Their is an effect monster, but for the anime and the games, the Yu-Gi-Oh! people decided that it would ruin the story if all the god cards had no effects, and then they wouldn't be rare (because they have no effect and be absolutely worthless), and no one would want them (real people, and fake (anime) people ). Breawycker 12:29, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

This version of Ra cannot be used in a duel.-- (talk) 12:06, February 26, 2012 (UTC)

If Made Into an Effect Monster

If this is ever made into an effect monster like Obelisk the Tormentor, what will its first effect activated by Special Summoning it successfully be? Pay 1000 LP to destroy one opponent's monster, or pay 1000 LP to destroy+RFG all monsters controlled by your opponent? Rose Duelist 02:29, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

Shonen Jump Promo?

Where did they confirm that the Winged Dragon of Ra was going to be a Shonen Jump card? I checked the list and saw it's name below the effect Obelisk. Is there going to be an effect version for Ra too? --Narutoheroes12 21:54, November 26, 2009 (UTC) Yes, they are going to make it a Shonen Jump promo card, because it was released in Japan as a V-Jump promo card, and hopefully they'll make one for Slifer the Sky Dragon --Breawycker(Talk)12:19, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

ra's anime effect

based on what i saw in the anime heres what ive determined for the god card effects,first off what all three have in common

you must tribute 3 monsters to normal summon this card,this card cannot be set,if this card is special summoned from the graveyard it returns to the graveyard at the end of the turn,this card cannot be destroyed by a card effect,as long as this card remains face up on the field controll of this card cannot switch

now for each ones individual card effect

ra this card is unaffected by monster effects,this monster's original atk and def is determined by the sum of the original atk and def of the monsters used as tributes for this card's summoning,during your main phase 1 you can pay 1000 life points to destroy all monsters on your opponent's side of the field but you must skip your battle phase this turn,you can pay any number of life points to increase this cards original atk by the ammount paid

slifer this card is unaffected by spell cards,this monster's original atk and def is determined by the number of cards in your hand x1000,when your opponent summons a monster decrease that monster's atk by 2000 untill the end of the turn,if the summoned monster's atk is reduced to 0 by this card's effect the monster is destroyed

obelisk this card is unaffected by trap cards,during your main phase 1 you can tribute 2 monsters on your side of the field to destroy all monsters on your opponent's side of the field,if you use this effect obelisk cannot attack this turn 14:12, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Ra's Anime lore

Ra's Anime Lore state that The Winged Dragon of Ra's One Turn Kill/Phoenix abilities can be used at anytime but i thought they require Ra to be special summoned to be used?

It would explain the first part of it's second ability according to the Hieratic text: "God shall revive from earth". Also, in the subbed version of ep.97 Kaiba explains that "When a condition of God of Ra is contented, it can destroy all enemies in one round, the life value of the player will become zero in one breath". Kaiba later explains that condition: "As God of Ra is in the graveyard and i have Raise Dead in my cards i can make One Turn Kill then". It would also explain why the Nintendo DS games make it a requirement for Ra to be special summoned to activate those abilities.

Note that I am actually asking, i am not jumping to any conclusions. If i am missing something and am wrong, i would be happy to learn it. --GodPoenix 01:44, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

Mega Ultra Chicken

Question: If Slifer the Executive Producer redirects to Slifer the Sky Dragon, then shouldn't Mega Ultra Chicken redirect to this page? Sabre Knight 03:06, April 25, 2010 (UTC) That is a good question, but I don't know how to fix it.Breawycker 12:21, April 25, 2010 (UTC) (Breawycker 12:21, April 25, 2010 (UTC))

Is Ra an Effect or Normal Monster?

Okay, this is something I want to know.

Eariler tonight my friends and I were engaged into a Fatal four way duel.Every man for himself, and in the middle of it I Summon my Winged Dragon Of Ra and took out one of my friends, my other friend on his next turn activated his set "Ceasefire". Now, what I wanna know is does Ra count as a normal monster or an Effect monster? We were in debate about this for about 20 minutes.And I would like someone to clarify this for me if they could. ╠ŔííŁ3Ŷ ËмP╣ 06:05, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

Ra's illegal card if you own yellow border copy, but still he's effect monster, so you get one more 500 damage. --FredCat100 12:21, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

Looks like I win Michael! Boosh.

You this....This round William! Dx

The inconsistency with this card's effects

While this card was said to be immune to the effects of the two other Gods, Yugi was still able to use "Magnet Force" to redirect the effect of "Slifer the Sky Dragon (original)" towards the three Egyptian Gods. This might have worked because it wasn't a direct target of the effect unlike what was shown in Yami Yugi's Duel with Yami Marik where Slifer clearly used its effect on Ra when it was summoned. This is just my best guess for the moment.Cardsknower (talkcontribs) 22:53, August 31, 2012 (UTC)Cardsknower

Come on people its easy to understand but its pointless talking about the original Winged Dragon of Ra, because you cannot use it in any form of dueling, but you can collect it just for show.

The Winged Dragon of Ra if you remember from the anime doesn't have its effs written on the card.

That is because its the series, so the characters for example 'Yami Marik' already knows the effs of Ra.

--Kierazer (talkcontribs) 19:34, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

Nightmare Troubadour effect

I remember that The Winged Dragon of Ra's effect in Nightmare Troubadour destroyed all monsters on the opponent's field, and that they changed this in the later World Championship games.

Did whoever wrote the entry just assume that it was the same as WCT, or am I crazy here?

Angel of Will (talkcontribs) 05:01, January 27, 2016 (UTC)

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