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Thunder ( (いかずち) Ikazuchi) monsters are generally LIGHT, although there are EARTH, WATER or WIND minorities as well. Thunder monsters usually represent beings with control over electricity. Many Thunder monsters' card effects and support cards focus on destroying the opponent's monsters by effect.

Thunder archetypes include "Batteryman" and "Thunder Dragon" which are purely composed of Thunder monsters, and "Watt" (apart from "Wattaildragon" and "Wattsychic Fighter"). In the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga, there's also the "Hunder" archeype used by Thunder Spark.

Some of the more notable ones include "The Creator", "Mist Wurm", "Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder", "Zaborg the Thunder Monarch", "Thunder King Rai-Oh", "Mist Valley Thunder Lord" and "Denko Sekka".

"Thunder Dragon" is also a well-known Thunder monster, for its Deck-thinning abilities and for its Fusion Monster counterpart, "Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon".

There is also a subset of Level 4 LIGHT Thunder monsters that are noteworthy for stalling or locking down both players from performing some action: "Denko Sekka" prevents Spell/Trap Cards from being set on the field, "Lightning Rod Lord" forbids both players from activating Spell Cards during the Main Phase 1, "Thunder King Rai-Oh", whose effect prevents cards from being searched from the Deck and "Zap Mustung", which locks both players from Special Summoning in a very peculiar manner.

Support cards include "Electro-Whip", "Judgment of Thunder", "Mountain", "Umi", and "Makiu, the Magical Mist". Most notably, the "Hunder" series include general support for LIGHT Thunder monsters, such as "Pahunder" and "Thunder Sea Horse".

Like Beast-Warrior, Thunder gains advantages from the two Field Spell Cards that empowers the ATK/DEF of monsters, which are "Mountain" and "Umi".





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