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Phi (ファイ, Fai) is a character appearing in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst Turbo. He fights with his Beyblade, Phoenix P4 10 Friction. He is the main antagonist of Turbo, and the elder twin brother of Hyde. After defeating his brother and consuming Dread Hades' power, Phi transformed his Beyblade into Dread Phoenix P4 10 Friction.

Appearance

Phi is a tall, fair skinned man with long white hair and heterochromia eyes: a blue right eye and a red left eye. His attire consists of a space-cadet blue sweatshirt with white borders on the sleeves and a red symbol, a crimson coat with a three-pronged tail and a shade of yellow borders and stripes, a white belt with indigo studs and buckle with an orange-red border, indigo diamond-shaped earrings, and burgundy pants fused with a pair of shoes.

After obtaining Dread Phoenix, Phi changed his attire to a black, gloved bodysuit, similar to his younger brother's, but with dark-red lines on the torso, arm sleeves, and legs. The lines on the torso are angular with four hexagons, the upper two sports a line that joins together on the vertical line at the abdominal section, which is connected to a straight line at the waist that arcs into a hexagonal line at each hip section, the leg lines start running down from the hip section, which are mirrored vertical angles, and run straight down to the knee section where it connects to a "V"-style line that feeds into two lines running down the shin and arcs around the ankle to form a square-style border and ends with a square at the foot's base, and the arm lines feed down and arcs around the hand section twice: forming two circles on the wrist and a horizontal line going around the palm to the backhand. The suit also sports a silver full-connected pauldron with three hexagons, a sleeveless black coat connected underneath it with a white border and interior, a three-pronged tail that ends with red tips and red flames at the base, and a two-segmented silver belt that doesn't connect and sports a dark-red hexagon on each tip.

When he uses his dark power, his sclerae turn black, his voice becomes a little distorted, and his aura also changes from its fiery red-orange color to a dark purple.

Personality

Phi initially presented himself as calm, polite and soft-spoken at the time of his debut. During his time in the Battleship Cruise, he appeared introverted and kept to himself. As the season went on however, he revealed himself to be a crazed, psychotic and power-hungry individual with an evil presence radiating from him and his Bey, Phoenix. Due to his connection to his Bey, Phi has a thirst for conflict and destruction, as he watched the battles during the cruise to see who would be a worthy opponent, even as he destroyed Laban's Vise Leopard, and broke Kyle Hakim's phone when the latter tried to gather intel on him. He also likes to toy with his opponents, as he taunted Valt and promised he'll crush his Beyblade. Phi seemed to cure Aiger after he defeats him and destroys Z Achilles.

Phi is very destructive, (even being aptly titled 'God of Destruction') insanely powerful and has an incredibly strong resonance with his bey Dread Phoenix. He has destroyed 5 beys including Free's Geist Fafnir in Episode 43 and Shu’s Cho-Z Spriggan as of Episode 47, as a testament to how strong and ruthless of a Blader he has become.

Phi also has the ability to corrupt his opponents, as he was responsible for causing Aiger's dark power (whom he ironically cured), and attempted to corrupt Shu during their battle, but failed.

Biography

Background

Phi and his brother, Hyde were heirs to a royal family, but when their butler presented them with Dead Hades and Revive Phoenix, Hyde claimed Hades first, which angered Phi as he originally wanted Hades. Phi ordered Hyde to give Hades to him, but his brother adamantly refused, which made him choose Phoenix instead.

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Phoenix Break: Phoenix's Friction Performance Tip's rubber edge grinds against the stadium and gains a huge speed and power boost to deal massive damage.
  • Revive Impact: Phoenix jumps into the air using gravity to further increase the speed and power of its fall to crash into the opponent's Bey with amazing force.
  • Revive Crush: After a big impact, Phoenix's armor ring gets knocked off. It then crashes down on the Bey while Phoenix smashes into the Bey at the same time, causing serious damage.
  • Dead Armor Press: After Phoenix absorbs a big attack its Dead Armor flies off then falls back down on the opponent as Phoenix crash into the opponent causing massive damage. This is similar to the Revive Armor Press.
  • Dead Stinger: When Phoenix's Dead Armor falls on the stadium floor, it can hit it to send it flying at the opponent for a powerful attack. Additionally, this move also has a variant similar to Dead Gravity in episode 47. Phoenix circling around the opponent to continously strike its Dead Armor into the opponent, pinned in the center of the circle by its launching armor.
  • Dead Stinger Press: Phoenix uses its Dead Stinger technique to send the Dead Armor flying at the wall, it ricochets, and hits the opponent at the same time as Phoenix, dealing massive damage.
  • Dead Break: Phoenix's Friction Performance Tip's rubber edge grinds against the stadium and gains a huge speed and power boost to deal massive damage. This is similar to Phoenix Break.
  • Double Dead Stinger: Phoenix knocks the Dead Armor at the opponent, then after it rebounds it knocks it at the opponent a second time, for a double attack.
  • Diving Dead Stinger Press: Phoenix and the Dead Armor hit the wall to skyrocket into the air to hit the opponent with its powerful pincer attack in midair.
  • Final Dead Impact: Phoenix uses the wall to fly into the air, then falls back down, using gravity to increase its speed and fall on the opponent like a meteor to do massive damage.

Battles

 
Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Aiger Akabane 15 Win (2-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama & Hae-jin Oh (Battle Royale) 16 Win (2-0-0)
Aiger Akabane, Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye, Hae-jin Oh, Suoh Genji, Laban Vanot, Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (Battle Royale) 20 Win (16-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0)
Aiger Akabane 22 Win (2-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama & Kyle Hakim 22 Lose (2-3-0) (On purpose)
Kyle Hakim 23 Win (2-0)
Laban Vanot 24 Win (2-0)
Xavier Bogard 26 Win (2-1)
Aiger Akabane 29 Lose (0-2)
Aiger Akabane 37 Win (2-0)
Hyde 41 Win (3-1)
Free De La Hoya 43 Win (3-1)
Shu Kurenai 46-47 Win (3-1)
Aiger Akabane 49-50 Lose (0-2)

Relationships

Laban Vanot

Phi destroyed Laban's Leopard L4 after Laban tried to read his future.

Kyle Hakim

Phi destroyed Kyle's phone when he tried to cheat.

Hyde

Hyde is Phi's younger twin brother and both share a condition called Heterochromia iridum. While the two initially had little interaction at first, flashbacks of their past revealed that when the brothers were first presented with Revive Phoenix and Dread Hades, Phi originally wanted Dread Hades, but Hyde claimed it first. When he demanded that Hyde give the bey to him, he refused and kept Hades to himself which left their relationship severely strained. This was even more so confirmed after Phi broke Hyde's Dread Hades and used a fragment from its layer to transform Revive Phoenix into Dead Phoenix. They make up in the final two episodes.

Evel Oxford

Evel helped to create Phi's new beyblade and continually shows interest in collecting data on Phoenix.

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Phi, Phi/Gallery.

Trivia

  • Phi and Hyde both have the same Japanese and English voice actors.
  • Phi's and Hyde’s Japanese Voice Actor (Takehito Koyasu) also voiced Boris Balkov and Doji in the previous Beyblade series. It is worth noting they were both the main antagonists of their respective eras.
  • Phi is the first character to have a condition called Heterochromia iridum, where a person has two different eye colors. The second being his younger twin brother Hyde.
  • His name comes from a letter in the Greek alphabet, (Φ).
  • Like Aiger and Valt (previously), Phi owns a gold Level Chip on his Bey.
  • He is the first character in the Burst series to have dark power.
  • His birthday is February 29 (leap day).
  • Phi is responsible for the destruction of five Beys, more than any in the entire Burst series.
  • The outfit that Phi wears after acquiring Dread Phoenix bears a striking resemblance to Shu's Snake Pit attire.

References