Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon

Dragon / Xyz / Effect  LIGHT / 8
2 Level 8 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; monsters you control cannot attack your opponent directly for the rest of this turn, except this card, also take control of the targeted monster until the End Phase, but while this effect is applied, it has its effects negated, its ATK becomes 3000, also its name becomes "Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon".

CARD ID: 18963306
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YuGiOh! TCG karta: Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon


TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Dragons of Legend: Unleashed DRL3-EN029 Secret Rare10.00€11.79€12.51€
Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians DPDG-EN040 Super Rare9.95€11.95€12.04€

Card Trivia

 This monster is the cover card of Collectors Pack: Duelist of Flash Version and Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians.
This is Kite Tenjo's signature card in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
The word cipher in this card's name could refer to the word's use as a symbol for the number zero, which in turn could reference either the Number archetype from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL or Kite's role as a Number Hunter in said series. It could also reflect that this dragon is no longer a Number, nor does it has anything to do with Numbers.
In addition, the 光波 used for Cipher translates to light wave, mimicking how a photon is a light-carrying particle.
This monster's shoulderplates and wing bases resemble those of Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon. This could be a reference to Kite's final Duel with Mizar, where the former used the true form of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon, to defeat Neo Tachyon Dragon. It is possible that upon defeating Neo Tachyon, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon took parts of the former's armor to wear for itself, either out of a need to repair itself or to have as a trophy.
The attack name of this monster is also inherited from the Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon (of Annihilation) and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (Photon Stream..), but with the word Photon changed to Cipher, to match the name Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon.
This is the first Galaxy-Eyes monster in the anime that doesn't appear in a sealed form when Summoned.
Like its ZEXAL counterpart, this dragon re-uses the roars of Stardust Dragon.
This monster appears in the artwork of Double Cipher.
The dark background in this card's artwork could represent Kite Tenjo's aggression against Duel Academy.
The red lightning in this card's artwork can be seen in the artwork of Cipher Wing.
This card has two ranked-up evolved forms: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon and Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Blade Dragon.
This card's ability to take control of an opponent's monster could be a reference to how Kite lost his family and thus wants revenge.
This is further exemplified in Kite's Duel with Dennis, as Kite took control of Dennis' monster in retaliation for Dennis having a hand at Lulu's kidnapping.