Nordic Beast

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Nordic Beast
Dragan, (back, center), with "Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts", (left) "Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts" and (right) "Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts".
  • きょくせいじゅう
  • 極星獣 (base)
  • きょくせいじゅう (ruby)
  • Kyokuseijū (romanized)
  • Polar Star Beast (translated)
  • Bête Nordique
  • Nordisches Ungeheuer
  • Bestie Nordic
  • 극성수
  • 極星獸 (Hanja)
  • Geukseongsu (romanized)
  • Polar Star Beast (translated)
  • Besta(s) Nórdica(s)
  • Nordic Beast(s) (translated)
  • Bestia Nórdica
Anime appearances

"Nordic Beast", known as "Polar Star Beast" (きょくせいじゅう Kyokuseijū) in Japan, is a sub-archetype of the "Nordic" archetype, consisting of Beast-Type monsters that are used by Dragan in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. Most of the effects of the "Nordic Beasts" have something to do with Special Summoning: "Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts" can Special Summon Tokens; "Tanngnjóstr of the Nordic Beasts" Special Summons the other "Nordic Beasts"; "Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts" can be Special Summoned if you control no monsters and your opponent controls a Synchro Monster. However, unlike its partners, "Garmr of the Nordic Beasts" has a Bouncing effect that returns monsters to the hand.

The "Nordic Beasts" are connected to the Norse god "Thor". The two tokens Summoned by "Tanngrisnir" are "Tanngnjóstr" and "Tanngrisnir" himself; those beasts are the two goats that pull Thor's chariot. "Gullfaxi" is a sacred horse in Norse mythology; Thor gave it to his son Magni as a reward for helping him in a fight against the giants. "Garm" is a dog associated with "Ragnarök", and it guards the Underworld.

Nordic Beast Card Origin
Garmr of the Nordic Beasts Garmr
Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts Gullfaxi
Gullinbursti of the Nordic Beasts Gullinbursti
Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts Tanngnjóstr
Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts Tanngrisnir

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