Number 39: Utopia
Warrior / Xyz / Effect LIGHT / 4
2 Level 4 monsters
When a monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the attack. If this card is targeted for an attack, while it has no material: Destroy this card.
CARD ID: 84013237
STATUS TCG: Unlimited
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As an Xyz Monster, it is the first signature card of a main protagonist to not possess a Level.
It is also the first Xyz Monster Yuma summoned in the anime.
This card is also used in the ZEXAL manga by Yuma Tsukumo and Astral, but has a different Xyz Evolution method (Chaos in the anime and Shining in the manga).
This card has the same ATK of 2500 as the signature cards of other main protagonists, both in anime and manga.
When this monster uses its effect to negate an attack, its wings form a shield that blocks the attack. When this monster negates its own attack, its swords disappear.
This card's Japanese effect name, ムーン・バリア (Moon Barrier), is a joke based on the fact that the 望 character of 希望皇 (King of Wishes) in this card's name can be read as full moon.
The artwork book of Kazuki Takahashi released on December 2011 revealed that this card originally had the number 3 instead of 39, as the artwork shows 03 on Utopia's shoulder.
This card is one of the first three Xyz Monsters to be released. The second is Gachi Gachi Gantetsu and the third is Grenosaurus.
This card is the first card to be the Cover Card of two different Starter Decks: Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz and Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony.
In Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony, this card's Set Number is YS12-EN039, which is the same as its number.
This is the first Xyz Monster to be released as Gold Rare in the TCG, in Gold Series: Haunted Mine.
Yuma's signature card is similar to Yusei's Stardust Dragon in that both monsters have a protective negate effect and the most evolutions and counterparts of their archetype (specifically, Signer Dragons and Numbers).
Alternate Number forms
Number 39: Utopia Double
Number 93: Utopia Kaiser
Number 99: Utopia Dragner
Evolved Number 39 forms via Xyz Evolution
Number 39: Utopia Beyond (a Rank-Up form with Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force)
Number 39: Utopia Roots (a Rank-Down form with Rank-Down-Magic Numeron Fall)
Number C forms via Chaos Xyz Evolution
Number C39: Utopia Ray (without a Rank-Up-Magic card)
Number C39: Utopia Ray V (with Rank-Up-Magic Limited Barian's Force)
Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory (with Rank-Up-Magic Numeron Force)
This card is the only evolved Number to have more than 1 Number C form.
Number S forms via Shining Xyz Evolution
Number S39: Utopia Prime (without a Rank-Up-Magic card)
Number S39: Utopia the Lightning (with Rank-Up-Magic Shining Force)
This card is the only evolved Number to have any Number S forms.
This monster appears in the artworks of: Token (Astral and Number 39: Utopia), Bonds of Hope, Final Countup, Generation Force, Grave Chaos, Hope 1, Light Wing Bumper, Light Wing Shield, Number Return, Number Spell Caster, Numbers Evocation, Numbers Impact, Overlay Reborn, Overlay Rebirth, Purge Ray, Reservation Reward, Rising Sun Slash, Superior Overlay, Tsukumo Slash, Ultimate Xyz, Utopia Buster, Utopia Rising, Utopian Aura, Utopian Hope, Weaker Overlay, Xyz Energy, Xyz Reborn Plus, Xyz Revenge Shuffle, Xyz Shift, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Zexal Entrust.
This card appears in the artworks of EHERO Pit Boss and Numeron Xyz Revision.
This monster's sealed form appears in the artworks of Double-Rank-Up-Magic Utopia Force, Rank-Up-Magic Dark Force, Xyz Change Tactics and Xyz Treasure Ticket.
This card's English name, Utopia, is a literary term used for a perfect society or community. The word originated with Sir Thomas More, in his 1516 novel of the same name.
In fact, in his book, he wrote a small segment describing the games played by the Utopians (people of Utopia), which together loosely describe the battle of Numbers in the ZEXAL anime: They have, however, two games not unlike our chess. The one, a battle of numbers, in which number consumes number. The other, a contest between the virtues and vices, in which the discord among the vices themselves and their union against virtue is not unpleasantly represented.
This card's Japanese name could be an allusion to the myth of Pandora, a woman who opened a box that unleashed all sins upon the world. In the myth, the only thing to remain in the box was hope. Similarly, No.39 was the only Number to remain in Astral's possession, after Yuma unleashed the Numbers.
Numbers take the form of their original owner's desires. In this case, it is to remain strong, never give up, and protect.
This monster appears to be the most loyal Number to Astral. In episode 37, when Number 96 attacked Astral, this monster protected him. Also, it acted completely on its own as both Astral and Number 96 were clearly surprised, implying that this monster, like Number 83: Galaxy Queen and Dark Mist, has a mind of its own.
Utilizing the effects of Number 100: Numeron Dragon and Number 73: Abyss Splash via the effect Utopia Rising, as well as Double or Nothing to double its ATK further, this card reached 204,000 ATK, the highest finite attack value attained in the anime.
This is the first card whose Korean name (No.39 유토피아 No.39 Utopia) follows both of TCG and Japanese schemes.
Judge Program Forum Rulings
If "Number 39: Utopia" is attacked while it does not have any Xyz Materials attached (per the card text), it will destroy itself via its own effect. This will cause a replay.: utopia without materials
The effect that negates the attack is a Trigger Effect.: Xyz Monster > Number 39: Utopia
Neither effect targets.
The Xyz Material is detached as a cost to activate the effect that negates the attack.
During the attack declaration, when the opponent already activated a card like Dimensional Prison, you cannot chain this card's effect.
The effect that destroys itself is a Trigger Effect.
If Number 39: Utopia activates its effect to destroy itself, and it has its activation negated by the effect of Light and Darkness Dragon, the effect is not activated again in that battle.: If Number 39: Utopia activates its effect to destroy itself, and it has its activation negated by the effect of Light and Darkness Dragon or Justice Bringer, does the effect of Number 39: Utopia activate once again?
Mentions in Other Rulings
Number 19: Freezadon: If a "Number 39: Utopia" with no Xyz Materials is attacked by the opponent, 1 Xyz Material can be detached from "Number 19: Freezadon" instead to activate the effect of "Number 39: Utopia" that negates attacks. Also, the effect of "Number 39: Utopia" that destroys itself when attacked while it has no Xyz Materials activates as a chain 1, then the effect that negates attacks activates as a chain 2 by detaching 1 Xyz Material from "Number 19: Freezadon". Therefore, the attack of the opponent's monster is negated, and then "Number 39: Utopia" is destroyed.: If a "Number 39: Utopia" with no Xyz Materials is attacked by the opponent, can its effect that negates attacks be activated?
Also, can 1 Xyz Material be detached from "Number 19: Freezadon" to instead to activate the effect of "Number 39: Utopia"?