Card Trivia:Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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  • Despite being called a white dragon, this monster is usually depicted as a blue dragon.
  • After "Token", this card has the most alternate artworks in the OCG/TCG with eight in total, tied with "Dark Magician". This excludes "Dark Magician Girl", who technically has the most artworks, due to small censoring differences between the Japanese and international versions.
    • Historically, this card often has had more alternate artworks than "Dark Magician".
  • In "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie", it is said that this card is a symbol of power, and "Red-Eyes" is a symbol of potential. This is an accurate way to describe the two Monsters. While "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" has higher stats, "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" is more flexible. Also, "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" symbolizes pride and destruction, while "Red-Eyes" symbolizes violence and anger. There are two things that back this up.
    • In "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards", "Blue-Eyes" is said to actually be proud of its destructive power, while "Red-Eyes" is described as a superviolent creature.
    • Their owners share these personality traits. Seto Kaiba, who has had countless victories, is known for being boastful and vain. Joey Wheeler was once a bully, and is shown to have a harsh temper when ridiculed.
    • The purpose of the "Blue-Eyes" archetype is to destroy the opponent's cards, while the gimmick of the "Red-Eyes" archetype is inflicting Burn damage.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom, the three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" are named Azrael, Ibris (a mistranslation of Iblis), and Djibril. These are the Islamic names for the Angel of Death, Satan ("Iblis"), and the angel Gabriel, respectively. Azrael is an informal name, only occurring in non-religious sources (including both Sikhism and some Jewish lore as well), while Iblis is the lord of the jinn, rather than the principal fallen angel.
  • In some Yu-Gi-Oh! video games (Dark Duel Stories), this card has an ally, the "Mystical Elf", which can increase the ATK and DEF of this card by 500.
  • In most expansion sets, "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" cards have the Set Number ****-**001.
  • This card is arguably one of the most recognizable monsters in the game, along with "Dark Magician".
  • This card along with "Dark Magician" are the only 2 cards to have had an official Chinese print before the release of Duel Starter Deck standardized Chinese as an OCG language. Its Chinese version originated in Japan, therefore its Chinese name includes the character "黒" (black) which is an exclusive one to Japanese, compared to the Chinese counterpart, "黑".
  • Ironically, while this card has been printed in several sets in the TCG/OCG, making it one of the most common cards of all time, in both the anime and manga there are only 4 copies in existence.