|Video game debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel Transer|
Transcender, known as Transer in the Japanese version, is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel Transer.
Transcenders are employed by Surtr in Yggdrasil as a challenge for duelists to overcome in each floor. They are introduced by having them use Greiger's Deck, which is noticed by the characters, to stop Chief Armstrong from entering Yggdrasil.
After Odin drops everyone to Bifrost, he reveals Surtr is a Transcender as well, and uses the Transcenders to wear down the characters as they go through Bifrost.
As stated by both Odin and the journal entries found in the Niflheimr area, five thousand years ago, Odin's tribe used Transcenders as a way to house and entrap souls. This tribe had managed to develop a technique that could take the soul from a person and transfer it to another body. Given a humanoid shape, artificial bodies could be used to turn extracted souls into loyal and untiring warriors that would follow any and all commands of their masters, but Transcenders could only be as powerful as the soul that was used for their creation.
Odin wanted to create Transcenders that could not be told apart from humans and to use them as an army to rule the world, leading to Surtr's creation. Claiming his defeat in the past was due to employing weak souls for the creation of his Transcenders, Odin's ultimate goal is to create a single uniquely powerful Transcender out of the strongest soul he can obtain, and then replicate it in large numbers through the use of modern technology.
Transcenders as a whole use a wide variety of Decks.