| Bolshack |
DM-01 Base Set
Due to Bolshack Dragon being one of the most well-known cards of the Duel Masters game, the Bolshack Dragon has had many cards based on it throughout the history of the game.
While being a heroic character, it's First incarnation is not used much in the metagame due to the fact that it's Quasi-Vanilla and had no abilities other than a Power Attacker ability that increased by 1000 per creature in its owner's graveyard and Double Breaker.
During DM-32 Evolution Saga it got a "NEX" variant in the form of Bolshack NEX. This version of the card allows it to search out a Lupia creature from your deck into the battle zone, as well a power attacker ability based on the number of Fire Birds in your graveyard, reflecting the synergy between Fire Bird and the Dragon races.
DM-34 Cross Generation gave a higher 9 mana cost Bolshack creature, Bolshack Cross NEX. As well as having 12000 power, it also features Speed Attacker, Double Breaker, +5000 Power Attacker and stopping players from summoning creatures that cost 4 or less.
Saint Bolshack, Spiritual Dragon was a Angel Command / Armored Dragon creature that had its cost reduced for other Angel Command and Armored Dragon creatures in your graveyard as well having Speed Attacker, Power Attacker +4000 and Double breaker.
Bolshack Ulpheus, Holy Dragon is an Angel Command / Armored Dragon / Hunter evolution creature that can be played on Commands or Dragon creatures, symbolizing the combination of its names Bolshack and Ulpheus, Dragonic Spirit. It was based on the Bolmeteus and Ulpheus card, Bolpheus Heaven, Holy Super Dragon, and allows you to cast Light or Fire civilization spells for no cost.
With the release of Psychic Creatures to the game, one of the first creatures to be featured with the Bolshack Dragon, the Temporal Blaze. While it had a cost of 7, it was a copy of the original Bolshack Dragon card. It was able to awaken and flip to a card with additional power, triple breaker, as well as an effect to destroy creatures and untap after attacking once a turn.
The Hyperspatial Bolshack Hole spell featured this psychic creature on its artwork, as well as being able to bring it out for a cost of 5.
DMR-02 Episode 1: Dark Side consisted of a Hunter variant named Bolshack Superhero with an effect that destroyed creatures with a power of 3000 or less, as well as psychic creatures with 5000 or less.
In the DMX-05 Full Foil Pack: Revival Hero - The Alien set, another Bolshack creature was released. Bolshack Gil Cross NEX is a high-costing alien version that prevents psychic creatures from entering the battle zone.
Überdragon King Bolshack is an evolution creature version of Bolshack Dragon that is capable of using a Gravity Zero ability that activates if the player has a creature with Bolshack in its name, enabling the Bolshack archetype to use a high speed offense tactic like Invasion. Überdragon Zaschack also seems to be an evolution of Bolshack, but it's an extremely weak card so it is left into the dust.
Later on a completely different dragon who uses Bolshack's name, Bolshack Dogiragon appeared which is supported by the Bolshack archetype. Its purpose, however is a defensive card used to counter rushes. As using its Revolution 0 Trigger ability it can cost trample all sorts of Fire finishers before it evolves on top of them, it can equip Draghearts, destroy swarms and even destroy Dokindam X, The Legendary Forbidden by itself. While it is intended to be a Dokindam X counter, it ironically also works well with it because it can remove seals from Forbidden ~The Sealed X~.
Bolshack Dragon has existed since ancient times, but it has not appeared as an important character early on in the story. However, it is seen to be extremely violent as a village who offended it became into a ruin. It also seems to be one of the core Fire Civilization forces in the civilization wars.
However, in Divine Evolution Saga, it began to play an important role under the form of Bolshack NEX. Bolshack NEX is a heroic entity who helped fight for the world against the Origin Gods, and was followed by Lupia fire birds. After many of the resistances were defeated, it and the Lupias entered rigorous training and got the power of ultimate evolution turning it into Rising NEX, the Enlightened. But while it defeated the Emperor of the Gods, the new ADAM, God of Worldly Creation and EVE, God of Spiritual Creation easily defeats Rising NEX. However, it again rose as Bolshack Cross NEX and defeats them. And finally, the NEX has to form a temporary link with the Romanovs in order to defeat the final Origin Gods, and became Romanov Kaiser NEX, the Super Enlightened which defeated the Origin Gods after a final battle.
During the events in Psychic Shock, a Bolshack Dragon entered the Hyperspatial wormhole and transformed into Bolshack Dragon, the Temporal Blaze which has the ability to transform into Bolshack Möbius, Victory Awakened.
In Revolution, a completely different Dragon using Bolshack's name, Bolshack Dogiragon, who has entered rigorous training to prepare for the dangers of Rando, appeared to assist Dogiragon, Flaming Revolution in defeating Dokindam X, The Legendary Forbidden by unsealing it. However, it was no match when Dokindam X begins his true action.
Bolshack Dragon was used as the "trump card" of Shobu Kirifuda in the Duel Masters Anime, passed down to him by his father Shori Kirifuda. Throughout the series, Shobu continued to add various other Bolshack cards to his decks.
In the Duel Masters Versus Revolution series, Shobu has a Revolutionary variant of Bolshack Dragon, Bolshack Dogiragon as a key card to fight the Invader race. He found the card during his travels to learn more about the legendary dragons and gave it to his younger brother Katta Kirifuda as a good luck charm and a measure to protect him in the upcoming battle of the Revolutionary and Invader. Shobu himself also have a stronger evolutionary variant of Bolshack Dragon, Überdragon King Bolshack in which he perfectly executed in summoning it in a short number of turns.
During the run of the game, no card referred to the Bolshack series of cards until Gaial Bolshack, Raging Dragon, approximately 10 years after the initial release of the original Bolshack Dragon.
|Support Card:||Card Effect:|
|Gaial Bolshack, Raging Dragon||■ When you put this creature into the battle zone, reveal cards from the top of your deck until you reveal a non-evolution Bolshack creature. Put that creature into the battle zone, and put the rest into your graveyard.|
|Bolshack Lupia||■ When you put this creature into the battle zone, search your deck. You may take a creature that has Bolshack in its name from your deck, show that creature to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.|
|Überdragon King Bolshack||■ Gravity Zero―If you have a Dragon that has Bolshack in its name in the battle zone, you may summon this creature for no cost.|
|Bolshack Fire||■ Attack Chance: Creature that has Bolshack in its name (Whenever one of your creatures that has Bolshack in its name attacks, you may cast this spell for no cost.)|
List of Bolshack cards
| Archetypes |
Double Cross ● Dokindam ● DG ● Emperor of the Gods
Forbidden ● Gaial ● Guerrilla Division
Heaven's ● Hyperspatial ● Lord of Spirits
Lupia ● Men ● Musha ● NEX ● Paras ● Parlock ● Prin
Reaper ● Romanov ● Ryusei ● Shen ● Stored Magic
Testa Rossa ● Victory ● White Knight ● Yamato ● Zeta
Spark ● Brain ● Hand ● Scrapper ● Brain