Cyberse (サイバース Saibāsu) is a Type of monster. This Type is used by Yusaku Fujiki, Varis, Bohman, BitBoot, Theodore Hamilton, Earth, Windy, Lightning, Harlin, Skye Zaizen, Ai, and Pandor in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Yami Kuroda in Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures, and Nail Saionji in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. Appearance-wise, they resemble creatures and humanoids strongly connected to elements of digital technology and cyberspace. At times though, they tend to resemble either Insect, Machine or Psychic monsters (the humanoids bearing design elements from the TRON franchise). The name is a portmanteau of "Cyber" (サイバー Saibā) and "Universe" (ユニバース Yunibāsu).
Their general theme revolves around swarming the field with weak monsters to easily Link Summon powerful Link Monsters, and they also have lots of monsters that gain effects when banished in a similar vein to Psychic monsters.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel, Cyberse monsters' main strategy is to draw cards repeatedly in order to add a Maximum Monster and its parts to the hand as fast as possible and set up for a Maximum Summon; the first Maximum Monster revealed and that appeared in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime, "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree", is Cyberse-Type.
In the anime
In Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, the Cyberse monsters are a special kind of monster related to the Cyberse, created by the Ignis. When Playmaker used these monsters in his Duel against the Knights of Hanoi, the spectators were surprised to see him possess Cyberse monsters. As stated by Varis, through unknown means the Knights of Hanoi had destroyed a vast number of them to the point they believed Cyberse monsters to be extinct. Initially very few characters use Cyberse monsters until the other Ignis and their creations begin to surface, who all use Cyberse Decks.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel series mostly or entirely composed of Cyberse monsters include:
- This is the first new Type to be used by the protagonist of a spin-off series.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 2: "Seize the Wind!"