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Quetzalcoatl 90WF
Quetzalcoatl
Number: N/A
Owner: Katol
Face Bolt Quetzalcoatl
Wheel Quetzalcoatl
Spin Track 90
Performance tip WF
First Appearance (Anime) None
First Appearance (Manga) None
Type Attack
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Quetzalcoatl 90WF (Japanese:ケツァルコアトル90WF) is an Attack-Type Beyblade that could be obtained from a Bey Ta 1 machine by beating it, or by trading in five sub-license cards to the WBBA up until August 2009. It was also released with the March 26, 2010 re-release of Metal Fight Beyblade DS as a re-color, and is owned by Katol. It only appears in the video game. It is one of the 4-layer Beyblades without a Legend Version.

Face Bolt: Quetzalcoatl

This Face Bolt depicts the Mesoamerican deity, Quetzalcoatl. It's name came from the Nahuatl language and means, "feathered-serpent". The design features Quetzalcoatl's face roaring with the characters, "Q" and "C" of Quetzalcoatl below it, while printed onto a turquoise Face Bolt. It's DS version however, has the design showing Quetzalcoatl's face front with the characters, "Q" and "C" of Quetzalcoatl spaced out beside the face while tattooed onto a translucent purple Face Bolt.


Wheel: Quetzalcoatl

Main article: Wheel - Quetzalcoatl

  • Weight: 34.2 grams

Quetzalcoatl consists of two large wings which have a long slope upwards towards the top and then small curved slope downwards at the wings peak, along with two smaller protrusions on a slight incline in the gap between the wings. At first glance, the wings of Quetzalcoatl would appear to display both Upper Attack and also some slight Force Smash. Upon closer examination, however, it becomes clear that it displays neither of these traits in battle. In addition, the two protrusions between the wings do not protrude far enough to come into regular contact, and the Wheel itself is quite rounded, leaving it with only two major contact points and relatively moderate Smash Attack, when compared to Wheels such as Vulcan and Lightning that have since been released.

Quetzalcoatl was once considered the best Attack Wheel available, but has since been outclassed by Wheels such as the ones listed above.

Cancer/Quetzalcoatl Wheel Name Switch by TAKARA-TOMY

QuetzCancer

The original Quetzalcoatl Wheel was not seen again until spotted in this L Drago promo image.

Before the launch of Metal Fight Beyblade, early promo images of what was supposedly the initial lineup were released. They displayed renders for Pegasis, Cheiron (renamed Sagittario), Leo (renamed Leone), Bull, Cancer and Quetzalcoatl. However, when MFB was launched in August of 2008, the Beyblade labeled as "Cancer" in the promo images was released as "Quetzalcoatl", the Wheel described above. Furthermore, when inspecting the design of "Quetzalcoatl" itself, it becomes obvious that the design is derived from the appearance of a crabs claws. Even the Cancer Face itself features claws that are similar in design to the "wings" of Quetzalcoatl.

There has been speculation as to why TAKARA-TOMY chose to release Cancer as Quetzalcoatl, however one of the most likely reasons was that the original Wheel labeled as Quetzalcoatl was visibly quite brittle; a fact that is further emphasized by TAKARA-TOMY's subsequent martyrization of the Wheel in various promotional images that followed, as is pictured to the right. As can be observed in those images, the slopes on the Wheel are clearly "feathery" as the deity Quetzalcoatl is described to be, and below the slopes, there are "scales", which relate to the fact that the deity is a "feathered serpent".

The original Quetzalcoatl Wheel has never been released in any form.


Spin Track: 90

Main article: Spin Track - 90

Weight: 0.9 gram Full Width: 21.0 mm Height: 9.00 mm

90 was the lowest Track until the release of 85 with Mercury Anubis. Its low height is good for both low Attack customizations and low Stamina customizations, but is outclassed slightly in both regards by the aforementioned 85.


Performance Tip: Wide Flat (WF)

Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Flat

  • Weight: 0.6 grams

WF, like the name suggests, is a wider version of F. Its significantly larger surface area allows it to travel much faster than F. However, due to the fact that it is plastic, it is slower than RF, as it does not produce as much friction with the stadium floor and is not able to neutralize the recoil of certain Wheels as efficiently as RF. It has also much more trouble maintaining the "flower pattern" from a Sliding Shoot due to this. The upside to its lower friction is that it has much better Stamina than RF, allowing it to be used in destabilizing attackers.


Trivia

  • Originally, when Quetzalcoatl was in its previous stages, it was designed to be named "Cancer".
  • The original Quetzalcoatl's design seemed brittle, and looked as if it would be easily broken, but tests proved this thought wrong.
  • The prototype version of Quetzalcoatl was never released.
  • While Quetzalcoatl 90WF does not have a Legend Version, it does have a 4D version; Death Quetzalcoatl 125RDF.
  • It is strange that after it was created in the Metal System, it was forgotten and left until Death Quetzalcoatl was created three series later.

Other versions

  • Prototype Quetzalcoatl 90WF - Prototype version that was never released. (Silver).
  • Quetzalcoatl 90WF Gold Ver. - Available with the Metal Fight Beyblade DS - Sale Price Edition video game. (Golden Fusion Wheel with bronze and orange highlights, translucent purple 90 and WF, and a translucent purple Face Bolt with a Quetzalcoatl motif.)
  • Death Quetzalcoatl 125RDF- Beyblade: Metal Fury 4D system bey.


Overall

While Quetzalcoatl and 90 were staples in the early Metal Fight Beyblade metagame, they have since been outclassed. WF as a pure Attack bottom is outclassed as well, although it still finds a niche in destabilizing attacker customs. There is little reason to own this Beyblade outside of collection purposes.


Gallery

Quetzalcoatl 90WF - Original Version

Quetzalcoatl 90WF - DS (Gold) Version

Quetzalcoatl 90WF - Prototype Version


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