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Orpheus O2 Armed Defense is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in western countries as a part of the Orpheus O2 & Unicrest U2 Dual Pack.
Energy Layer - Orpheus O2
Main article: Energy Layer - Orpheus O2
Orpheus O2 is a symmetrical Defense Type Energy Layer that’s round in shape. Its design consists of two sloped blades made of colored plastic that go from the front to the back; with each one having a gap at the front, two orb-like designs made of clear plastic that are near the back of the Layer, three clear spikes at the back of the Layer, akin to Treptune, and string-like designs that run down the center of the Layer. Along with a face on the front side of Orpheus O2, its design resembles a lyre, representing the Layer's namesake; Orpheus, a musician in Greek mythology.
Forge Disc - Armed
Main article: Forge Disc - Armed
Armed is a symmetrical Forge Disc with six round shield-like protrusions and engravings along with two bumps on either side that make room for the Forge Disc's slots. While it has a bulky appearance implying a heavy weight, in reality it is actually very light due to how hollow it is. Armed’s lightness gave it the greatest Burst resistance of any Forge Disc at the time while the relatively smooth surface reduced recoil when struck if paired with a Performance Tip with poor stability. However, this same lightness severely reduced KO Defense and Stamina as a trade-off.
Performance Tip - Defense
Main article: Performance Tip - Defense (Burst)
Defense features a Ball tip and sits at a standard track height. A protective disk sits halfway down the Performance Tip, and the Ball tip has four support ridges. The center of the Performance Tip also contains a shield decal to symbolize itself.
When simply spinning by itself, Defense behaves as a normal Ball tip. When struck however, the tabs will force the Beyblade back into an upright position after being knocked off balance and act as brakes to prevent KOs by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of Stamina. While the ring may imply Defense potential akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's D125 track, it is positioned too low for any Burst System Beyblade to make contact with. However, the smooth perimeter of the ring does grant Life After Death potential.