Card Trivia:Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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  • Despite its name ("White Dragon"), this monster was usually depicted as a blue dragon in the Yu-Gi-Oh! and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime.
  • After "Token", this card has the most alternate artworks in the OCG/TCG, with eight in total, tied with "Dark Magician".
    • However, "Dark Magician Girl" 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 was said that this card is a symbol of power, and "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" is a symbol of potential. While this monster has higher ATK and DEF, "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" is more flexible. Also, this monster symbolizes pride and destruction, while "Red-Eyes" symbolizes violence and anger.
    • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards, this monster was said to actually be proud of its destructive power, while "Red-Eyes" was described as a superviolent creature.
    • The two cards' owners also have these personality traits: Seto Kaiba, who has had countless victories, was known for being boastful and vain, while Joey Wheeler was once a bully, and was shown to have a harsh temper when ridiculed.
    • Additionally, the core mechanic of the "Blue-Eyes" archetype is to destroy the opponent's cards, while the core mechanic of the "Red-Eyes" archetype is inflicting burn damage.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom, this monster's three copies of 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 most sets, this card has the Set Number ****-**001.
  • This card is arguably one of the most recognizable monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh!, along with "Dark Magician".
  • This card and "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. As its Chinese version originated in Japan, its Chinese name has the Japanese character 「黒」 (Kuro, "Black"), rather than the Chinese character 「黑」.
  • This is the first Legend Card released in the Rush Duel format, as well as the first Normal Monster Legend Card.