The White Dragon (manga)

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The White Dragon
The White Dragon
Corresponding cardBlue-Eyes White Dragon
English name
  • The White Dragon
Other namesBlue-Eyes White Dragon
Japanese name
Manga debutYu-Gi-Oh! Duel 01010: "The Cards with Teeth (Part 2)"
Appears in
The White Dragon (manga)

The White Dragon (しろりゅう Shirokiryū) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It was Kisara's spirit ka and basis for the Duel Monsters card, the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon".


Ancient Egypt[edit]

The White Dragon, dwelling within Kisara

The White Dragon was Kisara's spirit ka. Kisara's ka and ba were united, meaning the dragon somehow possessed Kisara and was using her as a vessel.[1] It could only emerge, while she was unconscious, which initially left Kisara unaware of its existence.[2]

The dragon was spotted by an exiled criminal, while he was in the desert. He believed it to be a god and that it answered his prayers to get out of the desert alive. In gratitude, he promised to not do anything bad again. He tried telling his story to the barman at the Winking Camel Bar, who believed the heat had gotten to the criminal. He was soon spotted by soldiers led by Seto in his ka hunt. The criminal believed Seto to be abusing his authority and warned him that he would be judged by God, The White Dragon.[3]

During the ka hunt, Seto encountered Kisara, defending her from attacking citizens, who believed her to be a bad omen. As Seto had her taken into his care, Shada's Millennium Key reacted to Kisara's immeasurable heka and showed him The White Dragon ka residing in her.[3] Seto planned on extracting The White Dragon and had Kisara taken to a room in the palace to recover.[4]

Four days later, Kisara woke up and Seto had her taken to the palace underground, where criminals found in the ka hunt had been forced to battle.[5] Gebelk insisted that they test The White Dragon by having Kisara battle the criminals, but Seto was concerned that she might die.[2] However Akhenaden believed Seto was destined to become Pharaoh, after Atem's disappearance, and that he needed a god to do so,[5] so he demanded that The White Dragon be tested.[2]

Kisara put up no resistance against the criminal's ka, so Seto intervened. When Kisara was unconscious and she and Seto were in danger, The White Dragon emerged. It shielded Seto and Kisara with its tail and launched a light-based attack from its mouth, killing the remaining prisoner and Gudoul. The attack burst through the dungeon's ceiling, sending a pillar of light into the sky. After the dragon disappeared, Akhenaden said that Seto must become its vessel, which Gebelk said would be possible by freeing Kisara's soul from her body, but Seto was not happy with the idea of killing her.[1]

During the final battle with Zorc Necrophades, Akhenadin urged Seto to join him and Zorc and rule the new world. He informed him that Kisara would die soon, allowing him to take The White Dragon.[6] Seto refused to join Akhenaden and tried to take Kisara to safety. However Akhenaden killed Kisara[7] and possessed Seto. He used the Millennium Rod to seal The White Dragon in a tablet and forced Seto to battle Atem. Akhenaden got The White Dragon to defeat Atem's Dark Magician, but Kisara's spirit then appeared and turned the White Dragon on Akhedanen,[8] killing him.[9]


Egyptian ka battles were recreated through the Duel Monsters card game. The "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" card is based on The White Dragon.


  1. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 311311 (Millennium World Duel 33): "The Vessel of the White Dragon"
  2. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 310310 (Millennium World Duel 32): "The White Dragon Awakes!"
  3. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 296296 (Millennium World Duel 18): "Ka Hunt!!"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 297297 (Millennium World Duel 19): "Bakura Lives!"
  5. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 309309 (Millennium World Duel 31): "Ripples in the Shadows"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 329329 (Millennium World Duel 51): "Until Our Ba Runs Out!"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 330330 (Millennium World Duel 52): "The Guardian God!"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 335335 (Millennium World Duel 57): "White Dragon, Black Magician"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 336336 (Millennium World Duel 58): "He Who Inherits the Light"