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Legendary Dragons

The Legendary Dragons are 3 ancient Knights who used to live in the Dominion of the Beasts and answered Ironheart's call to defend Atlantis. Dartz transformed them into dragons to weaken them. The great ancient war ended in a draw, with the Dragons sealed away in their realm and the Leviathan severely weakened and diminished to a shadow. Their names come from the ancient philosopher Plato's workings.

In the Waking the Dragons arc of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler and Seto Kaiba each receive 1 of the 3 Legendary Dragon cards: "The Eye of Timaeus", "The Claw of Hermos" and "The Fang of Critias"', respectively. According to Kaiba, the Dragon he received, Critias, seemed just as powerful as the Egyptian God Cards.

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Although the dragons are widely believed to be Spells, they were played in the Monster Card Zone in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.

These cards are unique because "The Eye of Timaeus" can fuse with other monsters to create new monsters, while "The Fang of Critias", when activated, can fuse with Trap Cards to create monsters that possess similar effects to the Trap it fuses with.

By Tributing another monster, "The Claw of Hermos" can fuse with it to create Equip Cards, which are then immediately equipped to a monster.

Whilst their color (blueish) indicates them to be Spell Cards, they in fact do not belong to any regular card type. This can be backed by the fact that they are never played face-down, hence not Trap Cards, they can be played whilst "Spell Canceller" is on the field, hence not Spell Cards and they can be played during the turn a monster has been Normal Summoned (despite they are sometimes "Summoned" or "Activated") in the Monster Card Zone.

Presumably, since they are played in the Monster Card Zones, they count towards the 5 monster limit of a Duelist.


As stated above, the Legendary Dragons can combine with other cards to make new forms.

In addition, he also fused "Tyrant Burst Dragon" with "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" to create "Blue-Eyes Tyrant Dragon", although this was not through the effect of "The Fang of Critias".