Theory of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Dimensions
Ok. So far in this series, we’ve learned that there are 4 different dimensions, each one focusing on different types of Special Summoning methods in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game: Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Standard, which I’m just going to call it Pendulum. Throughout the series, each dimension seems to have little nods with Yu-Gi-Oh series of the past. For example, in the Xyz Dimension, Yuto and Shun Kurosaki live in the city of Heartland, which was the setting for Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. In recent episodes, we see the Fusion Dimension and it’s mysterious training school called Academia. Academia seems to be a militaristic version of the Dueling Academy that was in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Plus, we learn that there is an elite force of Duelist known as the Obelisk Force, which is a nod to different dorms of GX Dueling Academy: Slifer Red, Ra Yellow, and Obelisk Blue.
Is this writers’ creative writing to please some of Yu-Gi-Oh’s older fan base? Or is there some more going on then we realize? At this point, it could go either way. But if it were latter, how would writers connect all these different Yu-Gi-Oh series together, especially with Zexal having no connection to 5Ds, GX, or the original series. Well, I think I’ve come up with a possible solution. This solution involves Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time, season 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds and some Dragon Ball Z logic.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time movie, a villain named Paradox travels back through time to collect the most power Dragon monsters in the Duel Monster card game in order destroy Duel Monsters for good by killing its creator, Maximillion Pegasus. Yusei Fudo, our hero for 5Ds, travels through time order to stop him. Along the way, he meets up with Jaden Yuki and Yugi Muto, our heroes from the original series and GX. They team up with Yusei and manage to stop Paradox and save the world.
So, how does this movie relate to Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V? Here is where some DBZ logic comes in. In Dragon Ball Z, Future Trunks travels back in time to prevent a duo of Androids from bring about the end of the world. The time machine that Future Trunks uses creates a new timeline that branches off from its original one at the moment in time where the machine arrives. This would make any changes done in the past reflect in a new timeline. So, let’s try to put this logic into the movie and, while I’m at it, to the 5Ds series.
In 5Ds, a member of a group called Yliaster approached Roman Goodwin and encouraged him to continue Ener-D project, despite possible dangers it could bring. I believe that this was a first attempt to change a disastrous future that the founders of Yliaster suffered due to Synchro summoning. However, things didn’t go as a planned and started events that made up season 1 of 5Ds. So, more time traveling was done at the hands of Aporia, who became three separate beings known as the Three Emperors of Yliaster. This created another time, whose fate is unknown, because in the middle of season two, Paradox showed up.
Paradox made three different jumps in time, which would create 3 new timelines. The first time was to steal Yusei’s Stardust Dragon. The second time was to steal Rainbow Dragon and Cyber End Dragon. The third and final time was to get his hands on Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Red-Eyes B. Dragon and kill Pegasus. Thanks to a little supernatural ability through the Crimson Dragon, Yusei, Jaden and Yugi arrive just as Paradox tries to kill Pegasus. Also, during this duel, Yusei introduces Synchro Summoning to Yugi and Jaden, who probably spread the word about this unique summoning and got the ball rolling on it. These events possible led to the creation of Fusion Dimension, Synchro Dimension, and our new Standard Dimension.
So, what about the Xyz Dimension? I got an answer for that too. In the final episodes of 5Ds, Z-One, the creator of Yliaster, travels back in time in order to destroy Neo Domino City with the Divine Temple. This time jump leads to the creation of the Xyz Dimension and the Standard Dimension in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
“How?” you might ask. It all has to do with different responses to prevent the future that Z-One, Aporia, Paradox, and Bruno suffered. The Fusion Dimension that was created by Paradox’s jump to Jaden’s time would have responded to this threat by outlawing Synchro Summoning and making Fusion Summoning the primary Special Summoning Method. The Xyz Dimension would be the same way; only the Xyz would be created as substitute for Synchro Summoning. As for the Synchro Dimension, I’m sure that world went through the same countermeasures that Yusei set up at the end of 5Ds to prevent that future from happening.
As for the current Standard Dimension, they kept Synchro Summoning Fusion Summoning. Meanwhile, a bunch of people created Xyz Summoning in order to get people to turn away from Synchros, but it didn’t work out. People started to incorporate Xyzs with Synchros and Fusions, much like how many Yu-Gi-Oh players do in the real world.
Now, I could be wrong about this whole thing and the ARC-V writers are trying to connect with older fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh series. Only time will tell. Tell me what you think about this theory of mine. What theories do you have? Let me know in the comments below.