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Tornado Wyvern 4Glaive Atomic (トルネードワイバーン・フォーグレイブ・アトミック, Torunēdo Waibān Fō Gureibu Atomikku) is a Defense Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released in Japan on April 29th, 2017 for 972円 as the prize Beyblade in Random Booster Vol. 6 Tornado Wyvern.4G.At.

It is the successor to Wild Wyvern Vertical Orbit and is succeeded by Jet Wyvern Around Just 1D.

Energy Layer - Tornado Wyvern

Main article: Energy Layer - Tornado Wyvern
A right-spin Defense Type God Layer that does not convey damage to the Layer body while attacking the opponent, due to its outer circumference being able to move completely free.
— Official Description

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.

Forge Disc - 4

Main article: Forge Disc - 4

4, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features two protrusions, one molded into the shape of a "4" and the other molded into the shape of the Roman Numeral "IV". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 4 high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Stamina potential. As a Core Disc, 4 is comparatively heavier than regular Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity which grants higher Knock-Out Resistance and the ability to facilitate Disc Frames can add characteristics such as Life-After-Death with Cross or Glaive. While 7 has greater Stamina, 4's Stamina is still comparable.

Disc Frame - Glaive

Main article: Disc Frame - Glaive

Glaive is a mostly round Disc Frame with two sharp, wave like protrusions on either side. While too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer in battle, the round shape of Glaive grants high Life-After-Death while the upwards direction of the protrusions ensure they do not scrape along the stadium floor. While Cross has greater Life-After-Death, Glaive is still comparable.

Performance Tip - Atomic

Main article: Performance Tip - Atomic

Atomic is a Performance Tip that features a free-rotating ball tip, akin to its predecessor Orbit, surrounded by a four-tabbed, free-spinning ring. Compared to Orbit, the ball of Atomic is approximately 3.4 times larger in volume or 1.3 times wider in diameter. In theory, the wider tip would increase a Beyblade's Knock-Out Defense by having greater surface area and friction. However, in practice, the free-rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the Knock-Out Defense given by the surface area of the ball. Like all other ball-based Performance Tips, the tabs around Atomic are meant to act as brakes against Knock-Outs at the cost of Stamina by striking against the stadium floor. However, the large diameter makes such contact rare. If hard launched, the greater surface area creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade close to the Tornado Ridge.

While these features may imply that an Atomic Combination would be easy to Knock-Out, the heavy weight of Energy Layers and Forge Discs released after the God Layer System, along with Atomic's own weight, compensates for the rotating ball. Furthermore, the free-rotating ball increases the Burst Resistance of a Defense Combination. However, the Takara Tomy release of Atomic has noticeably weaker Burst Lock spring than Orbit, making Atomic lag behind its predecessor in terms of Burst Resistance.

In addition to its Defense properties, Atomic features high Stamina and Spin-Equalization potential. The free-rotating nature of the ball reduces friction with the stadium floor, as the wide ball tip will keep a Combination stable and thus prevent scraping. The free-spinning ring also increases Life-After-Death (LAD).

The Hasbro version of Atomic is mostly unchanged from its Takara Tomy counterpart. However, there are three variations of Hasbro's Atomic. The first variation, which debuted in the Wyvron W3 4Glaive Atomic Starter Pack, does not spin as freely as the second and third variations. The second variation, which debuted in the Quad Ring Combat Pack, has a better free-spinning ring than the first and a better molded free-rotating ball than the third variation. The third variation, which debuted in the Balkesh B3 2Bump Atomic Starter Pack, has the same amount of free-spin as the second variation, but differs by having a bump on the ball tip.

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Trivia

  • Like its predecessor Wild Wyvern Vertical Orbit, Tornado Wyvern's name and avatar are based off the mythical creature Wyvern, a legendary creature with a dragon's head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail often ending in a diamond- or arrow-shaped tip.
  • Despite being an evolution to Wild Wyvern Vertical Orbit, they share the same avatar.

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