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Z-one (center bottom) with (from left to right) "Gabrion", "Metaion", "Sephylon", "Sadion" and "Sandaion"
Z-one (center bottom) with (from left to right) "Gabrion", "Metaion", "Sephylon", "Sadion" and "Sandaion"
  • かいしん
  • 時械神 (base)
  • じかいしん (ruby)
  • Jikaishin (romanized)
  • Time Machine God (translated)

  • Seigneur du Temps

  • Herr der Zeit

  • Signore del Tempo

  • 시계신
  • 時械神 (Hanja)
  • Sigyesin (romanized)
  • Time Machine God (translated)

  • Senhor do Tempo

  • Señor del Tiempo

Other names
Vremeplovni Vladar


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Anime appearances

Manga appearances

"Timelord", known as "Time Machine God" (かいしん, Jikaishin) in the OCG, is an archetype consists of Level 10 Fairy monsters used by Z-one in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. Eve also uses a member of this archetype in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga, the Synchro Monster "Timelord Progenitor Vorpgate".

In the anime, Timelords have a Rare rarity with exception of "Sephylon", which has an Ultra Rare rarity instead.


The Tree of Life and the Timelords

The first 10 "Timelords" are based on the 10 attributes or emanations of the Tree of Life, the mystic symbol used in the Kabbalah, known as the Sefirot. The 11th member, "Sephylon, the Ultimate Timelord", is named after the Sefirot itself (Sephirot). The "Timelords" are depicted as metal suits of armor with an angel face on their chest.

The first 10 "Timelords" each reflect a Sefirah, as well as an archangel. "Sephylon" reflects the mystical state where all 10 Sefirots become one, Da'at, and God.


The first 10 "Timelords" share the following effects:

Timelord Archangel Sefirah Unique effect(s)
Metaion Metatron Keter Return all other monsters on the field to the hand, and inflict 300 damage to the opponent for each card returned
Lazion Raziel Chokhmah Shuffle all cards from the opponent's Graveyard into the Deck. Also, once per turn, inflict 1000 damage to the opponent when they draw a card.
Zaphion Zaphkiel Binah Shuffle all Spells and Traps the opponent controls into the Deck. Also, the player can draw 1 card if it is sent from the field to the Graveyard.
Sadion Zadkiel Chesed Make the player's LP become 4000, if it is less than 4000.
Kamion Camael Gevurah Shuffle 1 card the opponent controls into the Deck, and inflicts 500 damage to the opponent. Neither player can respond to this activation.
Michion Michael Tiferet Halve the opponent's LP.
Hailon Haniel Netzach Inflict damage to the opponent equal to the difference between the player's LP and theirs, if the player's LP is lower.
Raphion Raphael Hod Inflict damage to the opponent equal to the ATK of 1 monster it battled.
Gabrion Gabriel Yesod Shuffle all cards the opponent controls into the Deck, then the opponent draws a card for each card shuffled into the Main Deck.
Sandaion Sandalphon Malkuth Inflict 2000 damage to the opponent.
Sephylon God Da'at N/A
Vorpgate Vulgate N/A Banish all monsters the opponent controls until the End Phase, but all battle damage they take is halved this turn.

Playing style[edit]

"Timelord" monsters have a Stall and Burn playstyle. They protect the player from battle damage, while their other effects slowly damage the opponent. As they do not need to rely on Special Summons, many anti-meta cards can be used with them.

An OTK is possible by Normal Summoning "Sandaion, the Timelord" and Special Summoning "Michion, the Timelord" with "Celestial Transformation" (or vice-versa), attacking with "Michion" to halve the opponent's LP (8000 LP → 4000 LP) and "Sandaion" to inflict 2000 damage (4000 LP → 2000 LP), then Xyz Summon "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max" and using its effect (2000 LP → 0 LP).

Recommended cards[edit]


While the "Timelords" cannot be destroyed, they are not unbeatable and can can still be banished or Tributed. Their Summon can also be negated by a card like "Solemn Warning". To overcome these weaknesses, cards that protect against direct attacks can be useful.

In addition, cards that can negate the effects of "Timelord" are extremely useful, as that will strip them of all their protection and leave the opponent with a 0 ATK monster that cannot do anything. (However, this will be less useful against "Sandaion" and "Sephylon".)

Cards that can attack the opponent directly, such as "Earthbound Immortal" or "Toon" monsters can be very useful against "Timelord" monsters, as they can bypass their protection and effects and deal your opponent significant damage in the process.

"Timelord" monsters rely on attacking for their effects to activate, so any number of basic stall cards that aim to block the opponent's attacks will stop them as well, including battle position changers. However, this weakness can be overcome by using cards that force the "Timelord" monster to be attacked.

"Timelord" monsters are also especially weak against Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon because it banishes any monster that is not destroyed by it when it attacks. Since the "Timelord" is banished, its effect cannot trigger and it bypasses the "Timelord" non-destroyable effect via banishment.


  • During his Turbo Duel with Yusei Fudo, Z-one Summons the "Timelords" in the order of their corresponding Sefirot. In addition, he also attacks in this order when he controls multiple "Timelords".