- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Wyvron W3.
Tornado Wyvern (トルネードワイバーン, Torunēdo Waibān) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-80 Random Booster Vol. 6 Tornado Wyvern.4G.At on April 29th, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Tornado Wyvern is a Defense Type Layer that features an eight bladed top layer, akin to Wyvern and an eight bladed bottom layer made of translucent plastic. As part of the God Layer System, Tornado Wyvern features a gimmick; the translucent bottom layer is free-spinning.
In theory, the free-spinning layer will parry oncoming hits by moving with the opponent's Layer and reduce recoil. In practice, the gimmick works as intended, drastically increasing Tornado Wyvern's Burst and Knock-Out Resistance. However, Tornado Wyvern has two weaknesses; the first is the Layer's teeth; Tornado Wyvern has four short teeth which the free-spinning layer is meant meant to compensate for. However, the size of the Layer and the large gaps between each of the blades means that the opponent is likely to contact with the gaps of the top layer and Burst the Tornado Wyvern Combination. The second weakness is the poor Stamina of the Layer, which is caused by Tornado Wyvern's weight distribution along with the friction the free spinning ring creates with the rest of the Layer. This creates poor spin times compared to other Layers such as Alter Chronos.
Despite the potential Defense within the gimmick, the large gaps in the free-spinning layer, weak teeth and low Stamina of Takara Tomy's Tornado Wyvern makes it outclassed by other Layers such as Alter Chronos and Drain Fafnir.
As such, Takara Tomy's Tornado Wyvern is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-80 Random Booster Vol. 6 Tornado Wyvern.4G.At - 01: Tornado Wyvern 4Glaive Atomic (translucent purple)
- B-98 God Customize Set - Tornado Wyvern 1Meteor Spiral