Characters appearing in the CollectibleCardGame of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', which is set on "an Earth-like planet" known as Cray.

The anime and the flavour text of the cards depict an ongoing storyline unfolding on the surface of the Planet Cray:

* Booster Sets 1-5 introduces the various Clans, and centres upon a civil war unfolding between the Royal Paladins and the dissenting Shadow Paladins as they struggle for control over a unified Cray army.
* Booster Sets 6-9 continue the storyline as the leaders of the Royal Paladins, Shadow Paladins and Kagero clans are sealed away by a mysterious dark force, scattering the unified army and prompting new Clans to emerge and fill the power vacuum. The most prominent of these new Clans are the Gold Paladins, a youthful new band of heroes who must find and retrieve the Seven Sacred Beast Armours in order to break the seal and rescue their comrades.
* Booster Sets 10-15 concern the invasion of an extraterrestrial army known as "Link Joker", who seek to conquer the Planet Cray. This forces the various clans of Cray to band together to fight this new threat, and even unseal previously forbidden powers.
* Booster Sets 16-17 focuses upon a mysterious temporal anomaly that has [[RetGone excised the Royal Paladin "Blaster Blade" from history]]. As a pre-Civil-War Blaster Blade forms the "Seekers" to discover the truth behind an ominous prophecy, the forces of Cray in the modified present set out to discover the secrets lying within their missing memories.
* G-Booster Sets 1-Present documents the continuing effects of the "Space-Time Overlap Phenomenon", which is pulling mutually-exclusive Units from different timelines into a singular present. Amid this turmoil, two new powers have emerged: "Stride", the ability to summon Units from beyond the limits of time and space; and "Gear Chronicle", a mysterious new Clan with [[TimeMaster the power to manipulate time]].

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!!United Sanctuary
[[folder:Royal Paladins]]
A [[WhiteKnight chivalrous order of knights]] who act as the primary standing army of United Sanctuary. They are personally led by the ruler of United Sanctuary, the "King of Knights" Alfred.

As a clan, the Royal Paladins focus on using their [[EpicHail search and call skills]] to fill the Rearguard as quickly as possible, [[ThePowerOfFriendship gaining power from the number of Royal Paladins in play]] and using skills to support each other.

There was a prophecy which said that the hero of light, Blaster Blade, would one day disappear and his absence would bring disaster to Cray. To avert this crisis, in the past, Blaster Blade formed an alliance of warriors who would find the way to prevent his disappearance: the Seekers. Shown images of the future by the Sage of Time to inspire them, and joined by the Guardian Dragon from the past, Thing Saver Dragon, the Seekers now quest to save their planet's future by finding two hopes.

!Clan-wide Tropes:
* BigGood
* DemotedToExtra: Justified in Asia Circuit, where the sealing of [[TheAce Blaster Blade]] has left their ranks in disarray but shown in the Link Joker arc after Aichi has switched from using Royal Paladin to Gold Paladins, taking with him a lot of the iconic units of the clan. After that, players think Royal Paladins are denied many supports as opposed to the other clans.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Most of the Royal Paladins prefer to use a sword in combat, ranging from traditional longswords and rapiers to [[LaserBlade beam sabers]] and {{BFS}}. Even some of the [[ImprobableWeaponUser Hi-Dogs]] like to use swords and daggers in combat!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind / TheMenFirst: '''Followed to the letter.''' The Royal Paladins try their best to keep friendly casualties as low as possible and make sure that no one is left behind. As was the case with [[TheNeidermeyer Maiden of Darkness, Marha]], anyone in the Royal Paladins who tries to pull a WeHaveReserves is immediately dealt with appropriately.
* ShoutOut: The Royal Paladins definitely have big shoes to fill as they are basically a modern reincarnation of some of the most [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff universally beloved]] and BadAss [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits bunch of heroes]] ever known: [[KingArthur King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Their primary tactic is to swarm the field and fight together as one cohesive alliance, supporting each other to soundly obtain victory.
* ThemeNaming: After characters in the Arthurian Legend.
* TrueCompanions: The Royal Paladins would ''never'' think of abandoning or sacrificing their friends and allies.
* WhiteKnight: The Royal Paladins are composed entirely of various beings who adhere to the codes of chivalry and honor.

!King of Knights, Alfred / [[GloryDays Alfred Early]] / Liberator of the Round Table, Alfred / Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred / Light Origin Seeker, Alfred XIV
->I command you under the name of the King of Knights! Heed my call, my warriors!
->To preserve the smiles of his people, the young King leads knights to battle.
->Stand up again! Golden Absolution!
->In order to rid the crisis from this world, we have to be the cornerstone of the sanctuary.
->He is the light of hope that shines in the depths of despair.

* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father To His Kingdom]]: He always cares about the welfare and happiness of everyone in the United Sanctuary, [[AFatherToHisMen including his Royal Paladin subordinates]]. The relationship is mutual, with the populace loving their king and the Royal Paladins always ready to answer their beloved king's calls.
* TheAce: Was known as the strongest swordsman of the Royal Paladins until he became king, passing on his title of strongest swordsman to Blaster Blade.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Can be quite fearsome when he is together with his [[TrueCompanions nakama]].
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}: Appropriately called the [[NamedWeapons Great Sword]].
* BigGood
* BlingOfWar: Liberator of the Round Table has a lot of gold adornment to his armor
* TheCaptain: He is the beloved leader of the Royal Paladins.
* CoolHorse: A big, ''flaming'' stallion.
* EpicHail: He can call upon his knights to come forth if they are needed.
** Taken UpToEleven with Monarch Sanctuary Alfred whose LimitBreak can call up to five units from the deck at once.
* ForMassiveDamage: Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred and Light Origin Seeker, Alfred XIV can both gain an extra critical with their skills.
* GloryDays: A positive take on the trope, many remember Alfred's younger days very fondly much like a folk tale.
* TheGoodKing: He is the living embodiment of the trope.
* TheIdealist: His idealism sometimes leads to disagreements with others, such as with the case of [[TheCynic Black Sage, Charon]] which [[FaceHeelTurn did not end well]].
* LimitBreak: Liberator of the Round Table, Alfred has one while Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred has two, with one of them being an ultimate break.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Friends and allies rejoice and foes cower in fear whenever they hear the King of Knights has arrived.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He is presumably the King of United Sanctuary, judging from his title of ''King'' of Knights.
* ShoulderCannon: Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred sports a pair on his shoulder, concealed by his armour.
* ShoutOut: To KingArthur and UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: With his friends and allies by his side, the King of Knights will not fail.
** Light Origin Seeker, Alfred XIV can perform Legion with his trusted friend Blaster Blade (Seeker). His King of Knights form on the other hand is the partner unit to the Vanguard of the King of Knights, Ezer.
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]: [[CoolHorse Magnificent, flaming steed]] in one hand, [[{{BFS}} Great Sword]] in the other, he is ready to fight and lead his [[TrueCompanions retinue of knights]] [[TheWisePrince for the sake of his people]].
* WhiteKnight
* [[TheWisePrince The Wise King]]: From ''Alfred Early'''s flavor text, it can be reasonably assumed that this is his character.

![[TheAce Blaster Blade]]/[[SuperMode Majesty Lord]] [[YinYangBomb Blaster]]/[[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate The Blaster]]/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Blade Spirit]]/[[IHaveManyNames Blaster Blade Burst]]/[[BadassCape Blaster Blade Liberator]]/Blaster Blade Seeker
-> Courage is the sword of light. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!
-> Light and shadow, grant me power! Now is the time to turn despair into hope!
-> That light will change the world...
-> Reach out... my sword! To the leaders of the new generation!
-> Continue to grow, and change the world you know. Flash, Burst Blade!
-> The light of courage illuminates the future. Shine forth, Blaster Blade!
-> The call of a friend echoes from within the soul! Come forth, Blaster Blade!

* TheAce: Is known to be the strongest swordsman in the Royal Paladins.
* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Shining Swordsman'' manga has revealed that his real name is Armeth.
* AwesomeButTemporary: Exculpate The Blaster returns back into Blaster Blade after he attacks.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: [[ And what a Badass Cape it is]]
* {{BFS}}: His sword, the Blaster Blade. Is only overshadowed by Alfred's [[UpToEleven even bigger]] {{BFS}}.
* BlingOfWar: As a Liberator.
* TheCaptain: Leads his own unit of knights within the Royal Paladins.
* CoolSword: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is a sword that [[Anime/GaoGaiGar turns courage into raw power]], and he is [[LoyalPhlebotinum the only one]] out of everyone in the Royal Paladins that can properly use it. Taken UpToEleven when he becomes Majesty Lord Blaster and combines the Blaster Blade and Blaster Dark. The resulting sword can ScrewDestiny.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As Majesty Lord Blaster, his armor is black, but if anything he's more heroic than ever.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: ''Weaponized'' by Exculpate:
--> His light is so overwhelming that the shadow warriors who used to serve their country entrust their sword and light to the warrior of light.
* TheDreaded: Judging by the efforts they made to remove the possibility of his return, Blade's Majesty Lord Blaster form is this to Link Joker.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword.
* TheLancer: Might be this to Alfred, judging from ''Alfred Early'''s card art.
** [[AllThereInTheManual Confirmed in his backstory]] as a close friend of and confidant to Alfred.
* LightIsGood: Incredibly so.
* LoyalPhlebotinum: His sword, the Blaster Blade, is this.
* TheMentor: Is an unofficial mentor to Little Sage, Marron, who follows his unit of knights.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Exculpate The Blaster attacks your opponent's [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ENTIRE FIELD!]]
* RedBaron / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is actually a nickname derived from his CoolSword of the same name. As for his real name, it's either not revealed to us or nobody knows it. Furthermore, as Majesty Lord Blaster, he is known as the Ultimate Vanguard. The ''Shining Swordsman'' manga has finally revealed his true name as Armeth.
* SealedBadassInACan / SealedGoodInACan: During the War of Liberation.
* ShoutOut:
** An object that turns courage into raw power? [[Anime/GaoGaiGar That's strikingly similar to a certain green stone... He then evolves fueled by infinite courage... Sounds similar to a certain cyborg.]]
** [[AwesomeButTemporary Exculpate the Blaster]] returns back to Blaster Blade at the end of the turn, sounds similar to this [[ card]].
** Blade seems to represent KingArthur as the messianic hero, as evidenced by his sword's LoyalPhlebotinum nature being similar to only Arthur being able to draw the sword from the stone. Similarly, Exculpate's name seems to be a twisted reference to Excalibur.
* SuperMode: Majesty Lord Blaster, and Exculpate the Blaster.
* TeamPet: Wingal is his trusted partner in combat.
* ScrewDestiny: Majesty Lord Blaster's sword can 'put an end to the sorrowful cycle of fate and karma'.
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight: Played as straight as it can be.
* YinYangBomb: As Majesty Lord Blaster he wields both the Blaster Blade and the Blaster Dark, combined into one sword. As summed up by Majesty's SP lore:
--> Light is shining shadow. Shadow is silent light. We are one!

!Solitary Knight, Gancelot/Solitary Liberator, Gancelot/Bonds Liberator, Gancelot Zenith
->White wings filled with pride. The solitary knight is the one who inherits courage.
-> That courage shall be [[PassingTheTorch passed on to the new generation.]]
-> He understands [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of bonds]], as well as its value..

* BlingOfWar: His Liberator forms, with their shiny golden armor.
* CoolHorse: Rides a white pegasus.
* EpicHail : Gancelot Zenith can call a unit from the top of the deck.
* FamedInStory: 'He is a battle-scarred veteran whose name is known to all in the United Sanctuary'
* ForMassiveDamage : Solitary Knight, Gancelot can increase his power by 5000 and his critical by 1 with his skill.
* GlassCannon: Solitary Knight, Gancelot have one of the lowest power of Grade 3, sitting at 9000 Power. Note that even 10000 can count as this trope.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard: He was born out of wedlock between an elven noble and a human knight.]]
* IneffectualLoner: His title. Otherwise subverted as he values his companionship with [[HoYay Blaster Blade]] and always answers Alfred's calls. [[HarsherInHindsight And then we learn the real reason]] he has the title of ''Solitary Knight'' was [[spoiler: due to him being a HeroicBastard and having to fend for himself both in and out of the battlefield]]. Thankfully, [[TrueCompanions he now has friends]].
* LimitBreak
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Lancelot of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his namesake and [[spoiler: [[KingArthur Sir Mordred of the Knights of the Round Table]] for his illegitimate birth.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his title is [[WordOfGod officially translated]] as ''Solitary Knight'', it's arguable that ''Knight of Solitude'' would be more accurate and also uniform with the titles of other fellow knights in the Royal Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** Solitary Liberator's Break Ride allows you to empower three of your rearguards by 5000 power and your vanguard by 10000 power.
** Gancelot Zenith empower the rear-guard called with his skill by 10000 power.
* TookALevelInBadass: From a card that is mainly used as a Blaster Blade searcher, into one of the most powerful Break Ride effect, and finally he get his own [[SuperMode Cross Ride]].
* SuperMode
* TronLines
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Silence, Gallatin/Liberator of Silence, Gallatin
->Silence, tells of everything. My sword, thou dedicate.
->The King of Knights worked with his Elite troops to help the young people who are confused in their new positions and responsibilities.

* BlingOfWar: As a Liberator.
* CursedWithAwesome: The reason he wears a blindfold is because he has the ability to see the souls of others. Unfortunately, the souls are so bright that they would instantly blind him without his blindfold.
* LightningBruiser: He can run very quickly and dish out equal levels of superb swordsmanship.
* SeparatedAtBirth: There are rumors that Gallatin may have a long lost twin brother residing somewhere in the Dragon Empire.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Sir Gawain of the Knights of the Round Table]] by way of Sir Gawain's [[NamedWeapons sword]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was translated with varied spelling owing to his [[KingArthur Arthurian]] namesake before the release of [[WordOfGod official English cards]].
* TheStoic: His title.
* WhiteKnight

!Knight of Truth, Gordon
->Unshakable, that is the truth.

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His nonchalant, seemingly bored attitude in combat combined with [[ImplausibleFencingPowers great fencing skills]].
* [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs Every Man Is Cuter with Hair Decs]]: Wears a yellow ribbon on his pony tail.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Wields a rapier.
* NoSell: His armor is known to be impossible to damage.
* SwordLines: His ImplausibleFencingPowers result in a ''lot'' of these.
* TrueCompanions: Upholds protecting his friends and allies above all else.
* WhiteKnight

!!Little Sage, Marron/Little Liberator, Marron
->My dream is to experience all the mysteries of the world.
->If you're talking about strategy, there are a lot. What if you try to use all of them?

* AmbiguousGender: Assumed male for the purposes of this list, but honestly it's [[ViewerGenderConfusion anyone's guess]]. WordOfGod says that he is indeed male.
* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack of the 50-Foot Giant]]: Subverted. While he is supposedly a ''Giant'', he is always presented as human-sized. Might overlap with MeaningfulName.
* CuteBruiser: Packs quite a punch when he zaps enemies with magical electricity.
* {{Megane}}: Might overlap with {{Meganekko}} given his quiet demeanor.
* NiceHat
* TagAlongKid: Is this to Blaster Blade.
* TheMentor: Views Blaster Blade as this.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as the Royal Paladins' tactician. Otherwise, he's always off [[TagAlongKid tagging along]] with Blaster Blade's unit of knights to learn something new.
* WhiteKnight: Not a formal knight, but lack of a knightly title doesn't make any difference to him.

!!Sage of Guidance, Zenon
-> Now, guided by the sage's wisdom, the hero of light comes forth!

* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His title is a shout out to {{Merlin}}, KingArthur's mentor and friend.
* TheLancer / TheMentor: Judging from his title, flavor text, and skill, it's possible that he guided Alfred to become king [[{{Merlin}} just like a certain other wizard]].

!!Great Sage, Baron
-> I'm just an old fart. [[DrunkenMaster My powers grow the more I get drunk]], though.

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's just an old fart, or so he says. Once he has a few swigs of booze though...
* DrunkenMaster: Is this in spades.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is one of the oldest living Giants on the planet Cray.
* TheObiWan: Is TheMentor to everyone in the Royal Paladins, teaching them of all the things he learned [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld throughout the years]].

!!Flash Shield, Iseult[=/=]Flashing Jewel Knight, Iseult
-> Chivalry will never be swayed as long as the Flash Shield is present.
-> No! I will not let you go any further!

* CursedWithAwesome: Legend has it that the Flash Shield is cursed.
* DeflectorShields: Her Flash Shield creates a magical barrier in the form of [[InstantRunes magic circles]].
* InstantRunes: The way her Flash Shield works.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Her skill completely blocks an attack on a Royal Paladin.
* NoSell: Nothing, ''absolutely nothing'' will get past her or her Flash Shield.
* ShoutOut: To [[KingArthur Iseult of Ireland]].
* WhiteKnight: Like Marron, the only thing she lacks is a knightly title.

!!Stardust Trumpeter[=/=]Star Call Trumpeter[=/=]Liberator, Star Rain Trumpeter
-> Sound the trumpets! Now the battle begins!
-> Soaring high on white wings, bringing along courage.
-> A star performer appears last! Ta-daaah!

* AmbiguousGender[=/=]UnsettlingGenderReveal: Both tropes averted. WordOfGod says she's an angelic girl.
* BlingOfWar: Star Rain Trumpeter, like all Liberators.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has those as Star Rain Trumpeter.
* EpicHail:
** As Star Call can superior call any Grade 2 or lower units with "Blaster" in their name. Ranges from [[TheAce Blaster Blade]] to [[EvilCounterpart Blaster Dark]], and even [[TheCameo Blaster Keroro]].
** Star Rain Trumpeter can Superior Call a Gold Paladin from the deck, provided you can return a Blaster Blade Liberator to the deck.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Hair buns!
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Star Rain Trumpeter has star-shaped pupils.
* HopeBringer: Seeing how much losing her hero gave her despair, Star Rain Trumpter swore to become hope for everyone.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Cue timeskip and we see Stardust Trumpeter has grown up to become the Starcall Trumpeter.
* ThePowerOfRock: Her Magic Trumpet gives her friends and allies the courage and strength to fight on.

!!Barcgal[=/=]Barcgal Liberator
-> When his roar sounds across the battlefield, the heroes will come running.
-> To fight alongside the legendary swordsman. That is the wish of all the knights.

* BlingOfWar: His golden armor as a Liberator.
* EpicHail: As a Royal Paladin he can call forth either Flowgal or the Knight of the Future, Llew to come to his aid. As a Gold Paladin he can call a random Liberator unit.
* TheAce: He was the ace of the Royal Paladin High Dogs Unit. As a Gold Paladin he remains a veteran ace.
* WeCanRebuildHim: His flavor text depicts this.

!!Wingal[=/=]Wingal Brave[=/=]Wingal Liberator[=/=]Seeker, Sacred Wingal
-> I know it, you're more courageous than anyone else!
-> Courage is always within you.
-> The blade of courage that surpasses despair. Its value is equal to that of gold.
-> No matter how far apart we are, I will always be by your side.

* BlingOfWar
* DareToBeBadass: His flavor text.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Sacred Wingal's 'Legion' ability allows him to become stronger by joining forces with Blaster Blade Seeker, represented in game terms by their two cards linking together to form one single piece of art.
* RecklessSidekick: Subverted. His recklessness ''is'' his positive trait.
* TeamPet: Is always on the frontlines alongside Blaster Blade.

!!Soul Saver Dragon
-> Holy Charging Roar will rock the soul of the brave.

* AmbiguousGender: Has led to much ViewerGenderConfusion.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Easily the largest of the Royal Paladins, as shown by the anime.
* BigGood
* FinishingMove: Its ''Holy Charging Roar'' skill lasts for one turn, so is usually employed in this fashion.
* GuardianEntity: It's the guardian dragon of United Sanctuary.
* LightEmUp: Pretty much an embodiment of the trope.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: It looks very angelic, and tends to appear in flashes of shining light.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Probably the most nonstandard dragon in Vanguard so far.
* [[RousingSpeech Rousing Roar]]: ''Holy Charging Roar''. When Soul Saver Dragon appears on the battlefield, it can power up its allies for a turn.
* SealedGoodInACan: Usually reside in a special realm created by the Sage of Time.
* SealedBadassInACan
* ThePowerOfFriendship: ''Holy Charging Roar'' increases the power of 3 rear guards by 5000 until the end of the turn.

!!Sanctuary Guard Dragon
-> Begone, evil! I am the sword, the guardian dragon of this sanctuary!

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The 'White Dragon King' who founded the United Sanctuary and fought to protect it.
* {{BFS}}
* CoolSword: So cool that after his death it was handed down as part of his legacy.
* {{Expy}}: He is more or less KingArthur as a dragon.
* GuardianEntity
* HeroicSacrifice: He fought for the United Sanctuary until doing so killed him.
* LightIsGood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurFounder: He is the founder of the United Sanctuary.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Known as the White Dragon King, and sacrificed himself protecting the United Sanctuary.

!Beast Knight, Garmore/Fang of Light, Garmore/Great Silver Wolf, Garmore/Wolf Fang Liberator, Garmore
-> Guys, [[ThePowerOfFriendship aid me with your fangs]]!
-> The fighting spirit is the fang to pierce the enemy! Glorious Fang!
-> Roar, silver wolf of the Gods! Glorious Break!
-> The Wolf Fang knight is a [[FamedInStory living legend]], and what the young knights aspire to be someday.

* AncientArtifact: His Silver Wolf Armor.
* AnimalMotifs: Dogs at first, then wolves in his Gold Paladin form due to his Beast Armor.
* BadassArmy: Was part of one, and then [[AvengersAssemble formed]] ''another one'' [[TheQuest to go save]] [[SealedGoodInACan the first one]].
* BadassCape
* NobleWolf: What his armor represents; a wolf that is knight-like and empowered by its pack.
* TheBigGuy: His skill when he was a [[{{Paladin}} Royal Paladin]] fits with Royal Paladin's consistency, and his calling skill when he started as a Gold Paladin is the most consistent one available. Even as a Liberator, his random calling skill can turn into something useful by filling the field.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlingOfWar: His Grade 3 forms all wear shiny gold armor.
* TheChosenOne: Of the Silver Wolf Armor.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Is prominently featured in the openning for the second season, even though Aichi rarely use him(if at all) until his Liberator version makes a debut one season later.
* EpicHail: All of his forms have the ability to call out his comrades, but especially Wolf Fang Liberator, whose LimitBreak can cause your field to go from empty to full in one move.
* FourStarBadass
* KnightInShiningArmor
* LimitBreak: Great Silver Wolf and Wolf Fang Liberator.
* TheMentor: Great Silver Wolf, Garmore was this to the newly-founded Gold Paladins.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fang of Light gets +1000 Power for each Snogal and Brugal on your field.
* WolverineClaws: Attached to his gauntlets.
* WolverinePublicity: As noted above, Garmore is prominently featured in the anime openning for the second season, yet he is upstaged by Ezel. He make a return in the third season, except this time, he actually appeared frequently in a fight. It helps that [[EnsembleDarkhorse Garmore is one of the more popular Gold Paladin]].

!Pure Heart Jewel Knight, Ashlei/[[spoiler:Broken Heart Jewel Knight, Ashlei Я]]
--> ''Become the cornerstone of the future! Pure Foundation!''
--> [[spoiler:'' Now, my resolution is firm...Lost Foundation!'']]

* BrightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Ashlei Я wears primarily white and red, yet as a whole she looks closer to a Link Joker unit than a Royal Paladin one.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: She's been friends with Feerless Jewel Knight, Julia since childhood.
* CoolShades: [[spoiler: Ashlei Я. It even resembles [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's]] or [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Squirtle's]] shades.]]
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: Ashlei Я.]]
* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler: Ashlei Я. Her wish for ideal peace is still the same as Ashlei even after being reversed. The only thing that changed is that she will DO ANYTHING for that goal.]]
* DualWielding: [[spoiler: Ashlei Я]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Shown in a "Blink And You'll Miss It" moment in episode 157. Apparently Masami Obari has influence way beyond Daikaiser and Omega Glendios.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Implied as she does not doubt or suspect others so her entourage has to keep a close eye on her.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Comrades:]] [[spoiler: The Link Joker force her to surrender to them in return for sparing the paladins they had captured.]]
* LaserSword: Of a rapier variant. [[spoiler: Ashlei Я later dual wields a pair of those.]]
* TheLeader: She's the Grandmaster of the Jewel Knights.
* LimitBreak
* MagicKnight: Like all Jewel Knights, her armor and weapons are embedded with magical jewels.
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]: Her skills with the sword are said to rival [[TheAce Blaster Blade]].
* PowerOfTrust: The source of Ashlei's strength is "Trust".
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** Ashlei can give your new Vanguard +10'000 Power and +1 Critical, and her lore says that "She fights by believing in her own power, as well as her companions'".
** [[spoiler: Used against her when the Link Joker use captured paladins as leverage to force her to surrender and Reverse her.]]
** [[spoiler:Ashlei Я uses this in a darker manner: She locks one rearguard to retire an opponent's rearguard and call another Jewel Knight to your field.]]
* RoyalRapier: [[LaserSword BEAM rapier.]] [[spoiler: Ashlei Я later dual wields a pair of those that looks similarly to [[Anime/StarDriver the Star Swords]] with a physical hilt.]]
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: Broken Heart Jewel Knight, Ashlei Я]]
* TemptingFate: Ashlei's lore cited she wields the "Pure White Pearl Jewel" which can never be clouded nor tarnished. [[TheCorruption Guess what happened.]] [[spoiler: The jewel transformed into a color of pathetic grey, which is neither white nor black after being reversed.]]

!Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon
-> Life and hope are my wings! Flash, Eternal Wing!

* GuardianEntity: It was the guardian dragon of the Sanctuary before Soul Saver Dragon.
* HeroicSecondWind: It can ride a copy of itself from the deck and then immediately Legion that copy with Blaster Blade Seeker via its skill.
* LightEmUp
* LightIsGood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Its Legion ability lets it combine its power with Blaster Blade Seeker.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was originally translated by fans as Seeker, Sing Saver Dragon.


[[folder: Shadow Paladins]]
--> ''Give your lives to the cursed dragon!''

A breakaway faction formed by dissenters to the United Sanctuary.

Following the defeat of their first leader, [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Overlord]], the Shadow Paladins formed a truce with the Royal Paladins. However, they were temporarily disbanded when their new leader- Blaster Dark- was sealed away by a mysterious force seeking to conquer Cray. After Blaster Dark was released, he reformed the Shadow Paladins as the "Revengers", a covert organisation that [[AntiHero would protect Planet Cray from the shadows by any means necessary]], under the command of the mysterious Mordred Phantom.

In the alternate timeline created by [[spoiler: Blaster Blade's disappearance]], the civil war unfolded as in the regular timeline, but Phantom Blaster was struck down by Alfred, and Blaster Dark ended up saving him. The Revengers were still founded and became the Sanctuary's black ops under Alfred's personal command, serving the Sanctuary by undertaking [[DirtyBusiness the missions that the Sanctuary's other forces could not perform.]]

As a [[EvilCounterpart dark counterpart]] to the Royal Paladins, they use the [[EpicHail same swarming tactics]] but focus on [[WeHaveReserves sacrificing their superior numbers]] to fuel the skills of their primary Vanguards.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AntiHero: The Revengers are effectively the Franchise/{{Batman}} to the Franchise/{{Superman}} of the Royal and Gold Paladins.
* BadassCape: Every single Revenger has a crimson one. Even the High Dogs, fortresses and dragons.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: The reformed Shadow Paladins were offered to rejoin the Sanctuary's official army but they refused, citing that they do not deserve it and need no honour. But they will atone for their sins by protecting the Sanctuary from the shadows.
* DirtyBusiness: In the alternate timeline of the Set 16 era, the Revengers have become the Sanctuary's black ops, performing the missions that the rest of the Sanctuary's forces cannot.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Royal Paladins, until the end of Season 1. Toned down starting with Season 3, the Revengers seem to be a more AntiHero group in comparison to the KnightInShiningArmour Royal and Gold Paladins.
* FaceHeelTurn: Most of the Shadow Paladins are defectors and deserters from the Royal Paladins, with reasons ranging from philosophical disagreements to [[GreenEyedMonster plain out jealousy]] and even a case of [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistaken gender]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After being reformed by Blaster Dark.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: A major theme of the Revengers is that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect the Sanctuary. As such, they are used as the Sanctuary's black ops forces who fight in secrecy.
* ThemeNaming: After Irish/Welsh/Celtic/Scottish myth and legends.
* TrueCompanions: The Revengers. As shown by Mordred's SP flavor text:
--> A Revenger never forgets the souls of their brothers-in-arms.
* WeHaveReserves: Unlike the Royal Paladins, the Shadow Paladins don't view high casualties as a bad thing. [[BigBad Phantom Blaster Dragon]] takes this to its ultimate conclusion.
** It's continued with the Revengers, although their spin on it is more along the lines of IDidWhatIHadToDo: rationalising sacrifices as necessary to protect the Sanctuary.

!!Blaster Dark/[[BackFromTheDead Blaster Dark Spirit]]/Blaster Dark Revenger/Blaster Dark Revenger "Abyss"/Blaster Dark "Diablo"
-> Determination is the sword of darkness. Thunder forth, Blaster Dark!
-> [[DoNotGoGentle I have no intentions of being sealed without a fight]]. That is all.
-> [[ThinkNothingOfIt Glorification is only fitting for those in the light]]. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Shadows shall proceed down the necessary path]].
-> Let's go, comrades, further into the Abyss.

* TheAtoner: Dark Revenger is attempting to make up for all that he did in the past by protecting the United Sanctuary.
* BackFromTheDead: While technically he's not dead (Only sealed away), but he will be back in spirit/astral/ghost form in the latest booster. Though he now has [[GlassCannon paper thin armor]] and can be retired even by the weakest attack.
* BadassCape: As Dark Revenger
* {{BFS}}: The [[NamedWeapons Blaster Dark]].
* BlackKnight
* DarkIsEvil: At first
* DarkIsNotEvil: However, he has since become a hero, fighting alongside his rival to protect the United Sanctuary, and founding the Revengers to combat Link Joker.
* {{Determinator}}: His sword is powered by his resolve.
* EvilCounterpart: To Blaster Blade, at first.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GratuitousSpanish: The "Diablo" in Blaster Dark "Diablo"'s name is Spanish for Devil.
* GreenEyedMonster: His reason for defecting is his raging jealousy of Blaster Blade. Ironically, he actually has green eyes.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: In the alternate timeline, he can sense that the universe has changed due to [[spoiler: Blaster Blade's absence]], and resolves to set it right.
* TheRival: To Blaster Blade
* SaveTheVillain: In the alternate timeline, he saved Phantom Blaster from death.
* SealedBadassInACan / SealedGoodInACan: During the War of Liberation.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: His motive in the alternate timeline is to [[spoiler: restore Blaster Blade]], fixing the timeline.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* TakeUpMySword: After their final confrontation, he gives his sword to Blaster Blade, allowing him to become Majesty Lord Blaster.
* TronLines: The lines are spiky compared to Blaster Blade's straight lines.

!!Phantom Blaster Dragon/[[SuperMode Phantom Blaster Overlord]]/Gust Blaster Dragon/Revenger, Phantom Blaster "Abyss"/Black Shadow Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo"
-> Death and Despair are my blades! Shadow Erosion!
-> Abandon all hope! For I am blacker than darkness and a fate worse than death!
-> Perish! [[OmnicidalManiac All living things!]]
-> Become an echo of the [[CallBack death and agony]], roar, Eternal Abyss!

The original BigBad of the Vanguard lore, and founder of the Shadow Paladins. He was originally "Sin Saver Dragon", the Guardian Dragon of the Planet Cray. This position connected him to the hearts and minds of Cray's inhabitants, and over many centuries he became increasingly jaded by the selfish thoughts and wishes he was exposed to. Eventually, the darkness warped him body and soul into Phantom Blaster Dragon, a creature of pure malevolence who gathered an army of despair (the Shadow Paladins) by preying on the weaknesses of the heart and manipulating people to his side. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that he had been influenced by the power of Void, who wished to cause dissent on Planet Cray and weaken it in preparation for invasion.]]

After its defeat, the corrupt soul of Phantom Blaster Dragon was left to wander Planet Cray. When the forces of Link Joker invaded and plunged Planet Cray into despair, this soul was able to absorb enough negative emotion to form a new body for itself, becoming Ghast Blaster Dragon. [[spoiler:However, the righteous part of his soul that was once Sin Saver Dragon also remained, and eventually reincarnated as Mordred Phantom]].

In the alternate timeline created by [[spoiler: Blaster Blade's disappearance]] in the Set 16 onwards arc, the civil war unfolded with Phantom Blaster being mortally wounded by Alfred at the war's end. As he was not judged by Majesty Lord Blaster, his soul did not split as it did in the main timeline. To save him, Blaster Dark performed a ritual where he bound his soul to Phantom Blaster's, branding them both with the word 'Abyss'. In return, Phantom Blaster has become a part of the Revengers.

* AllThereInTheManual: We only know of his Sin Saver Dragon form from the ''Shining Swordsman'' manga.
* AntiHero: As Phantom Blaster "Abyss"
* BadBoss
* BigBad: He's the creator of the Shadow Paladins.
* [[spoiler: BigGood: Implied to be this before he went over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His weapon is a dual-ended lance.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Gust Blaster's name has gained some notoriety for this, as it's quite likely supposed to be ''Ghast'' Blaster, fitting the established ThemeNaming of Phantom Blaster and his related units, and also coming across as a much more ominous name.
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil: In spades.
* DeadpanSnarker: As Phantom Blaster "Abyss", he adopts a mocking and sarcastic tone around Blaster Dark.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Seeing the darkness in the people he wanted to protect drove him completely over the edge.]]
* DualWielding: Phantom Blaster Overlord dual-wields two massive swords.
* EvilCounterpart: To Soul Saver Dragon and King of Knights, Alfred.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: According to Phantom Blaster Overlord's Card of the Day profile, Phantom Blaster was once a guardian dragon who protected United Sanctuary, but was corrupted after witnessing the darkness of many thousands of people and became consumed by despair. He fell into an abyss, and rose in his current form.]]
* ForMassiveDamage: ''Damned Charging Lance'' adds ten-thousand Power and a Critical to Phantom Blaster for the turn. If that hits, it will hurt.
* HeroicSecondWind: As Phantom Blaster "Abyss", his skill allows him to stand and attack once more by sacrificing his allies.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Phantom Blaster "Diablo" literally means Phantom Blaster ''Devil''.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''Damned Charging Lance''. Taken UpToEleven with the same skill as used by Phantom Blaster Overlord.
* OmnicidalManiac:
** After becoming Phantom Blaster Overlord, he wants to kill ''everything''.
** Made even worse as Gust Blaster, where this is literally all he has left.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Gust Blaster consists of Phantom Blaster's raw malice, which endured after he was killed.
* [[spoiler: OurSoulsAreDifferent: Dragruler Phantom's lore reveals that Phantom Blaster had two souls, that of his darkness and malice, and the soul of light he possessed as a guardian dragon. After his death, the two separated, with the dark soul becoming Gust Blaster, and the soul of light merging with a wounded knight to become Dragruler Phantom.]]
** Apparently on Cray, souls can be joined together, as this is how Blaster Dark saved Phantom Blaster in the alternate timeline.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** His guardian dragon form's name has been variously translated as either Sin Saver Dragon or Sing Saver Dragon.
** Gust Blaster's name was initially translated as Ghast Blaster by fans.
* SuperMode: Phantom Blaster Overlord
* TronLines: Phantom Blaster Dragon has two colors, normally at white blue but when Damned/Corrupted Charging Lance is used, it turns red.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: His way of powering his ultimate attack is to eat members of the Shadow Paladins that have outlived their usefulness. Phantom Blaster Overlord however averts this, he powers ''Damned Charging Lance'' with a higher Counterblast and discarding a copy of himself from your hand.
** He carries on the theme as Ghast Blaster and Phantom Blaster "Abyss".

!!Origin Mage, Ildona
-> Nothing can escape from its "long arms".

* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsEvil
* DespairEventHorizon: His fall to evil was his despair at nobody taking his advice.
* FallenHero: He was once a noble mage who advised all of the people, before they began to ignore him and wage endless wars against each other.
* MeaningfulName: Ildona seems to be a rendering of Il Dana, a title for Lugh, a major god in CelticMythology.
* TimeAbyss: He is said to be even older than the United Sanctuary
* TheUnreveal: Although the lore makes it clear he and Phantom Blaster were good friends, it isn't clear who fell first and who was corrupted by the other.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Darkside Trumpeter/Revenger, Dark Bond Trumpeter
-> When the trumpet sounded, the fallen warrior rose to his feet.
-> Yes... I called you. Do your best.

A girl who served in the Royal Paladins who envied Stardust Trumpeter. Her lore was originally translated as her being a boy who was mistaken as a girl, but recent re-translation has said this was a mistake.

* AffablyEvil: Considering her reason for her FaceHeelTurn, it's questionable whether she's actually evil in nature.
* EpicHail: Dark Bond Trumpeter can Superior Call a Grade 0 Revenger from the deck.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Has the same style of hair buns as Stardust Trumpeter.
* EvilCounterpart: To Stardust Trumpeter.
* FaceHeelTurn
* GreenEyedMonster: Her envy for Stardust Trumpeter led her to join the Shadow Paladins.

!!Darkness Maiden, Macha/Nightfall Maiden, Macha
-> We'll show them who's more powerful! All troops, charge!

* EpicHail: When she's called to the field, she can call forth other Shadow Paladins to the field.
* EvilCounterpart: To Hi-Dog Breeder Akane. Also to Knight of Truth, Gordon, owing to their identical statistics and completely polar philosophies.
* FaceHeelTurn
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Marha? Maaha? Macha? English printing of the card confirms it's Macha.
* TheNeidermeyer: She is [[InformedAbility reputedly]] a skilled, cunning commander with the fatal flaw of having almost no care for her subordinates' lives if it will mean the difference between victory and defeat.
* TronLines
* WeHaveReserves: She was placed under house arrest by the Royal Paladins for exercising this belief in her strategy. She defected to the Shadow Paladins soon after.

!!The Dark Dictator
--> My sword shall guide you into the dark abyss...

* TheAce: To quote his lore:
--> His sword fighting surpasses that of any swordsman, and his knowledge is greater than that of any sage.
* BadassCape
* {{BFS}}
* CastingAShadow
* TheCaptain: He is the only person besides Phantom Blaster Dragon who the Shadow Paladins will follow.
* CloningBlues: Implied by his hatred of Alfred, who he was based on.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilCounterpart: To King of Knights, Alfred.
* GeniusBruiser
* NotSoStoic: When he sees Alfred, who he is determined to kill.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Ironically. He gains Power from the Shadow Paladin Rearguards who fight alongside him, and in turn, he can empower them.
* TheStoic: When not dealing with Alfred.
* SuperSoldier: Created expressly to kill Royal Paladins by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* TronLines
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior King]]

!!Illusionary Revenger, Mordred Phantom/Revenger, Dragruler Phantom/True Revenger, Dragruler Revenant
-> Now is the time to show them our resolution! Revengers, follow me!
-> You have great endurance. Let's finish this with my sword.
-> There are those that can live only in Darkness. They are a knight and a dragon.

The enigmatic new leader of the "Revengers". No-one knows who Mordred Phantom is or why Blaster Dark would choose to make him the leader of the reformed Shadow Paladins: there are only rumours that he has protected Planet Cray from the shadows for many decades, appearing on bloodstained battlefields like a ghost and disappearing just as swiftly. He is actually the reincarnation of Phantom Blaster Dragon, or at least the part of his soul that was once the righteous Sin Saver Dragon. While the dark half of his soul created a new body for itself by absorbing the negative emotions of the Planet Cray, the light half lingered until it came across a mortally-wounded knight. For the sake of their mutual survival, they merged into one being: a body of darkness with a soul of light.

* TheAtoner: It's heavily implied that he acts as he does out of shame at the atrocities he committed in his past life.
* BadassBoast: In Dragruler Phantom's lore
--> ''To prevent the destruction of the world, I shall become the shadow of the Sanctuary forever.''
* BadassCape: Even in his true form.
* BlackKnight
* TheCaptain: He is the leader of the Revengers.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* EpicHail: His Break Ride skill lets him call out any Grade 2 or lower Shadow Paladin from the deck, while Dragruler Revenant can sacrifice a Revenger to call a Grade 1 or less Revenger from the deck.
* EvilCounterpart: While more anti-heroic than evil, he is clearly intended as a counterpart to Gancelot. Both are Break Rides, both ride pegasi, both wield swords, etc.
* GuardianEntity: He possesses the original soul of Phantom Blaster Dragon, that of a guardian dragon of light. Dragruler's lore refers to him as 'the guardian of light who accepts his own darkness'
* HeroesPreferSwords
* TheLeader: Blaster Dark made him the leader of the Revengers, even if no one's sure why.
* LimitBreak
* MysteriousPast: And no one knows who he is.
* spoiler: OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. In spite of his dark appearance and red eyes, Mordred is a hero to the core.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He is the reborn form of Phantom Blaster's original spirit, that of the Guardian Dragon of United Sanctuary.
* ThemeNaming: Named after Mordred, tying him into the KingArthur theme of Royal and Gold Paladins.
* YinYangBomb: While not to the degree of Majesty Lord Blaster, Dragruler's lore states that he 'bears the spirit of light and the power of darkness'.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Dragruler Phantom can sacrifice his allies to gain Power and force the opponent to take a Damage, while Dragruler Revenant sacrifices an ally to call a grade 1 or less Revenger from the deck.

!!Knight of Nullity, Masquerade/Transient Revenger, Masquerade/Nullity Revenger, Masquerade
-> [[TheFaceless Its mask is blank]]. It slashes the enemy without showing feelings nor will.
-> A shadow knight truly understands the vast uncertainty.
-> The knights take on the duties of shadows with pride.

* TheAtoner: As a Revenger, he fights because he is ashamed he allowed himself to be manipulated.
* BadassCape: As a Revenger, Nullity Revenger has a crimson one.
* {{BFS}}: Knight of Nullity and Nullity Revenger both wield one.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Knight of Nullity was brainwashed and controlled by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsEvil: As Knight of Nullity due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Transient Revenger and Nullity Revenger
* TheFaceless: He keeps his face hidden behind his armor out of shame at allowing Phantom Blaster Dragon to control him.
* FallenHero: He was once the 'Knight of Transcience' among the Royal Paladins, until Phantom Blaster Dragon took control of him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: From Knight of Nullity's lore:
--> resulting in there being rumors that he is a but a puppet controlled by the powers of darkness wielded by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* KnightTemplar: His former identity, the Knight of Transcience, is implied to be one:
--> His true identity is "Knight of Transcience", a famed warrior who exterminated the evil with his merciless heart and sword.

!!Revenger, Raging Form Dragon
-> We, the ones living in the shadows shall take you down with all our might!

* BadassCape
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Was saved by Soul Saver Dragon from the corruption and offered to rejoin the Royal Paladins but it refused, saying that he is too tainted.
* TheCorruption: He was corrupted into an Abyss Dragon by Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* {{Expy}}:
** Of Phantom Blaster Dragon. His skill combines the sacrifice element of Blaster Dragon with the Persona element of Blaster Overlord. And he's an Abyss Dragon serving a prominent role in the Shadow Paladins.
** Fittingly, he's also an {{Expy}} of Spectral Duke, as he also has a LimitBreak which lets him sacrifice three allies to (in a way) stand himself, and is an Abyss Dragon fighting for the side of good.
* HeroicSecondWind: His LimitBreak allows him to Superior Ride a new copy of himself from the hand, giving him a second attack.
* LimitBreak
* {{Pun}}: Due to L and R sounding the same in Japanese phonetics, his name could also be translated as Raging Folm. [[MeaningfulName Folm is an Old English word for hand or palm, referencing his glowing left hand.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Embodies this
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness


[[folder:Oracle Think Tank]]
A MegaCorp which primarily deals in fortune telling. Their ability to predict the future is so valued that even the king of United Sanctuary seeks their council when making important decisions. A RunningGag is that their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate.

They specialise in creating hand advantage by using effects that let them draw additional cards, as well as manipulate their regular draws by checking and reorganising cards from the top of the deck.

!!Company-wide Tropes:
* BigGood: The Royal Paladins and the Oracle Think Tank share a close relationship, with the Royal Paladins frequently hiring the Oracle Think Tank's services to predict how their battles will turn out and adjust their strategy accordingly. [[TheGoodKing Alfred]] himself frequently hires the Oracle Think Tank to advise him on administering over the United Sanctuary. Considering who Alfred is, it says a lot about the goodness of the Oracle Think Tanks.
* DemotedToExtra: From a clan that was used by a main character that was put to the side lines since Misaki switched over to using Genesis in the Link Joker Arc.
* MegaCorp: Played with. The Oracle Think Tank is a mega corporation spanning all of Planet Cray, but they don't have any {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s nor any plans for world domination. Instead, their specialty is in predicting the future, [[AcmeProducts concerning everything from one's love life to tomorrow's weather forecast]].
* RunningGag: Their weather forecasts are ''never'' accurate. If they predict tomorrow will be sunny, it's going to be raining cats and dogs.
* ShoutOut: Numerous references to various religions and fields of science are present in the Oracle Think Tank's members.
* ThemeNaming: After Japanese and Greek gods and deities.

!!CEO Amaterasu/[[SuperMode Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu]]
-> Shape my desire. Project it before me, Yata no Kagami!
-> The sun, strict but loving, lights the way to a shining future.

* BoringButPractical: Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu's LimitBreak allows you to choose one Oracle Think Tank from your deck and add it to your hand. To summarize in one word, players think this LimitBreak is DULL compared to the others. But at least it's practical and allows you to choose which card to be added into your hand, from cards for defense to cards for offense.
* CombatStilettos
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Averted.
* JapaneseMythology: Named after the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu.
* PsychicPowers: Her skills allows you to check the top card of your deck every turn, and then place it either on top or on bottom.
* ThePowerOfTheSun
* WalkingTheEarth: She left her post as the CEO of Oracle Think Tank and is currently travelling around Cray with her secretary, Secretary Angel.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Silent Tom
-> Heh, if you wanna catch me, you gotta bring a pretty lady along with ya.

* ChivalrousPervert: Even after death, he still chases after beautiful women.
* FingerGun: His anime incarnation has a literal FingerGun. The TCG/OCG card uses a standard handgun.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Silent Tom Is About to Shoot You]]: The Japanese and English art for the card from the 2nd booster. The Korean version changed it to the anime incarnation of the card.
* UnblockableAttack: His skill prevents the opponent from using Grade 0 Units as Guardians when he attacks.

!!Faithful Angel
-> My lord, ask me if you need anything.

* BattleButler: He's CEO Amaterasu's butler.

!!Battle Sisters
-> An agent force of the Battle Order "Sanctuary Guardians" that was secretly set up by the Oracle Think Tank Corporation in order to capture or kill criminals and unscrupulous companies. The agents are usually dressed up as nuns because ostensibly they are affiliated to the "Church." While the members are all excellent combatants and magic users, there are unexpectedly a lot of members with a quirky personality because they were assigned there due to circumstances that cannot be made public.

* AnAxeToGrind: Maple carries an axe three times her size.
* AxCrazy: A good number of them sound like they belong in a crazy institute...
* {{BFG}}: Chocolat carries a huge minigun. Doesn't mean she can use it properly...
* {{BFS}}: Parfait wields a pair she named Mu•Ra•Ma•Sa ♥ (Their official name is the "Multiple Radiate -sys- Mechanical Saber").
* DestructiveSaviour: Most of the time, especially Macaron and Ginger.
* DropTheHammer: Assam.
* FriendlySniper: Tiramisu, an expy to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] until the translator of her lore [[,_Tiramis%C3%B9 decided to use his catchphrase to replace hers.]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Omelet and Glace.
* GunsAkimbo: Vanilla wields two uzis.
* ICallItVera: Parfait has the habit of naming her belongings at all times.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Cookie. Her partner or clean up crew Cream wields a pair of Wakizashi or Ninjato. Monaka wields one as well.
* KickChick: Mocha.
* KnifeNut: Cocoa keeps a stash under her robes.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My]] [[{{Moe}} Moeness]] [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Will Protect Me]]: Chocolat completely blocks an attack on an Oracle Think Tank unit by shooting her {{BFG}} and then [[{{Dojikko}} losing her balance trying to handle it]].
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Fromage. This is the reason why she is elected as the leader.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Chai.
* PileBunker: Macaron wields two of them.
* PsychicPowers: Cocoa has the exact same skill as CEO Amaterasu, only it can be used once.
* ShoutOut:
** The Battle Sisters have clearly Christian influences.
** ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' also features religious men and women taking part in combat, similarly to the premise of the Battle Sisters.
* SinisterScythe: Cocotte wields a Scythe Tonfa.
* SlasherSmile: Cocoa.
* ThemeNaming: After food items, especially pastries.
* UnknownRival: Monaka to Cookie. The former wants to challenge the latter to avenge her defeat but Cookie think it's a joke and ignores her.

!!Oracle Guardians
-> A group of statues that come to life, revealing robots underneath.

* CreepyChild: Gemini is rather...unsettling. But when their face plates open up...
* MoreDakka: Apollon
* NoExportForYou: It's been confirmed by Bushiroad that Oracle Guardian, Hermes will never see a TCG release.
* RocketPunch: Nike
* ShoutOut: Wiseman is obviously The Thinker.

!!Secretary Angel
-> You must go through me for any business with the CEO.

* OfficeLady
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* SexySecretary
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite being invited to work in other companies, she refused them without hesitation, no matter how good the offer is.
* WalkingTheEarth: Currently doing this with Amaterasu.


[[folder: Gold Paladins]]
A new order of Paladins founded after the dissolution of the Royal Paladin and Shadow Paladin clans during the War of Liberation. Their original purpose was to restore the two Paladin clans to their former glory by [[SealedGoodInACan freeing their leaders from a mysterious seal]].

After they successfully free the sealed leaders, the Gold Paladins are formally recognised by Alfred, who gives them the title of "Liberator" and integrates them into the second standing army of the United Sanctuary. Joined by many heroes from Royal Paladin, the creed of the "Liberators" is to protect the liberty of people across the world and free them from the clutches of evil.

In terms of playstyle, the Gold Paladins are similar to the Royal Paladins, but they sacrifice consistency for speed, prefering cheap abilities that randomly Call units from the top of the Deck and skills that activate when a unit is called this way.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AbortedArc: The seven Beast Armors seem to be this, as after we got four of them (Ezel, Garmore, Vortimer, Pellinore), the bearers of the Blue Falcon, Purple Elephant and Green Deer armors didn't appear. In fact, it took until Season 3's penultimate set for the Green Deer corps to be revealed.
* AnimalMotifs: All of them, more or less. This is because most of them wear replicas of the Beast armors that the Gold Paladins have recovered.
* FiveManBand: The revealed Armor Bearers:
** TheHero: Blond Ezel
** TheLancer: Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
** TheSmartGuy: Pellinore
** TheBigGuy: Garmore
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Sacred Beast armors.
* HeelFaceTurn: Quite a few Gold Paladins used to be Shadow Paladins.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Initially they were accused of this because there was no significant difference between them and the Royal Paladins. As the clan was expanded and developed it became clear that the Gold Paladins rely on cheap but random calls from the top of the deck. A smaller difference is that some Gold Paladins can retire [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness retire their own rear-guards as an additional cost to activate their skills]], like the Shadow Paladins.
* ThemeNaming: Most of their knights have Arthurian names, like the Royal Paladins.
* TheRemnant: Initially (season 2) they were what was left of the two previous Paladin clans after the 'seal' happened (including Garmore who was originally a Royal Paladin). After the War of Liberation ended the Gold Paladins became the second regular army of the United Sanctuary, so they stopped being this.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being a major plot element for most of the War of Liberation, the Beast Armors are barely mentioned once Platina Ezel appears. All they receive in Season 3's lore is a token mention of Garmore entrusting his armor to Genesis for safe-keeping, before reclaiming it to fight Link Joker.

!!Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel/[[SuperMode Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel]]/Salvation Lion, Grand Ezel Scissors/Purgation Lion Emperor, Mithril Ezel
-> [[ThePowerOfFriendship The souls of my comrades give me power.]] I shall [[LimitBreak break the limit!]]
-> Now, the chains of fate are broken! Awaken, sealed warriors!
-> Release, King of Beasts! Salvation Roar!

* AnimeHair: A great big lion-like mane.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions
* BeyondTheImpossible: Invoked. As seen in his quote, above, his Limit Break broke the limit. Platina Ezel is the first to reach Limit Break 5 skill.
* DiagonalCut: Scissors' art features him delivering one to a Link Joker ring.
* DualWielding
* EpicHail: His skill lets him call a Unit from the top of your Deck.
* {{Expy}}: Of King of Knights, Alfred.
* TheHero
* LimitBreak: All of his forms have a Limit Break skill. Platina's is UpToEleven, seeing as it has the first LimitBreak ''5'' skill, requiring five Damage to activate.
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** One of his skills lets him gain strength from his allies, empowering him by 1000 Power per other Gold Paladin in play. Ezel Scissors has the same ability.
** And Platina Ezel can empower every Rearguard by ''5000 Power''.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In the battle against Link Joker, he returns with the power of Unlock without any explanation.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Oh boy this guy got it hard. Zeyer, Eisele, Ezel... it doesn't help that there was a minor FlipFlopOfGod. WordOfGod finally confirmed it as Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel via Card of the Day text.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Often accused of this due to the Beast Armors seeming to become an AbortedArc right around when his Crossride appeared. Also occurs in Season 3, where the instant he returns, he eclipses the Liberators by virtue of being able to literally ''cut through Lock.''
* SuperMode: Platina Ezel and Grand Ezel Scissors.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Grand Ezel Scissors

!!Knight of Endurance, Lucan
-> The gold paladins relieved people from their despair.

* TheBigGuy: As a Gold Paladin, he's this.
* BloodKnight: During the war, he joined the Shadow Paladins because he loved battle.
* TheBrute: When he was a Shadow Paladin
* HeelFaceTurn: He was a Shadow Paladin during the war, but reformed after hearing Majesty Lord Blaster's speech.

!!Grassland Breeze, Sagramore/Precipice Whirlwind, Sagramore/Battlefield Storm, Sagramore
->A wind blows through the plains. It carries the scent of an unknown land.
->A gentle wind gathers force to become a blade to slash the enemy.
->When the whirling wind becomes a storm, the boy shall become a warrior.

* DualWielding: Battlefield Storm.
* TookALevelInBadass: So much so that he went from Grade 0 to Grade 3. And as a Grade 3, he generated an armor said to be on the level of the Sacred Beast armors.

!!Black Dragon Whelp, Vortimer/Scout of Darkness, Vortimer/Black Dragon Knight, Vortimer/Spectral Duke Dragon
-> Do not take a dragon whelp lightly, because [[{{Foreshadowing}} it will one day take to the skies.]]
-> Many heroes [[AvengersAssemble began to gather around]] the young dragon.
-> Those in the [[DespairEventHorizon depth of despair]] [[HopeSpringsEternal saw within him]] [[{{Reincarnation}} the black dragon's legend]].
-> When a black knight's spear parts the heavens, [[OneWingedAngel the legend shall rise again.]]

* ArtShift: When Spectral Duke's art was revealed, comparisons were made to MagicTheGathering artwork due to the sheer shift in style from usual Vanguard art.
* BlackKnight: As Vortimer
* BladeOnAStick: Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke use halberds.
* BlingBlingBang: Though less obvious than Pellinore's, Black Dragon Knight and Spectral Duke have a ''lot'' of gold on their armor.
* CallBack: His skill requirements are the same as Phantom Blaster Dragon's skill requirements. They're also both Abyss Dragons wielding polearm-type weapons.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Very noticeable when you compare Spectral Duke Dragon and the other Extra Booster 3 Gold Paladins to their more mainstream counterparts. Both in art style, and in how Spectral Duke Dragon sacrifices his allies.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His unit setting specifically states so. "The Armour of Black Steed harbours the power of darkness, but this dark is not evil as his will determines the path of this unleashed power should be used."
* DueToTheDead: The difference between the Black Horse Corps and the Shadow Paladins under Phantom Blaster is that the former respect the sacrifices made to achieve victory, and honor the dead.
* {{Expy}}: Of Phantom Blaster Dragon.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Spectral Duke's LimitBreak allows him to attack once more by sacrificing his allies, regardless of whether the previous attack hit or not.
* TheLancer
* LimitBreak
* OneWingedAngel: He is this to Black Dragon Knight Vortimer.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He's implied to be one for either Phantom Blaster or another legendary black dragon.
* ShoutOut: To Vortimer, an ancient king of Britain.
* UnexpectedCharacter: After Spectral Duke Dragon was announced to be a Gold Paladin, just about no-one predicted that he'd carry on [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the Shadow Paladin use of allies]] over [[ThePowerOfFriendship the Royal Paladin use.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Scout of Darkness, Black Dragon Knight, and Spectral Duke retire their fellow Gold Paladins to power their skills.

!!White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore
->With the entrusted feelings in their hearts, the knights set off filled with fighting spirit


* BlingBlingBang
* BlingOfWar: He wears very flashy golden armor.
* DualWielding
* LightIsGood
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}: Via his name.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: He is able to power up his allies via his skill.
* TheSmartGuy: He's in charge of the Troop that specializes in Recon and Intel.

!Bluish Flame Liberator, Percival/Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Core/Bluish Flame Liberator, Prominence Glare
->A knight... has something he would stake everything in order to protect.
->Let the bonds of the soul, flash forth in blue! Prominence Burst!
->Dance forth, o blue flames that birth stars, Prominence Glare!

A mysterious warrior who joined the forces of the Liberators in Blaster Blade's absence, Percival and his fellows wield the power of blue flames which are actually concentrated mana, focused by LostTechnology. In truth, he is the leader of the Blaze Paladins, an ancient order lost to history who were brought forward in time by Zenon to protect Cray in Blaster Blade's absence. With the power of the guardian dragon, Thing Saver Dragon, Percival is able to take on draconic forms, increasing his power.

* TheAce: He is an excellent leader and a mighty swordsman.
* AnimeHair: His hair is ridiculously long.
* BlingOfWar
* ButNowIMustGo: After Blaster Blade is restored, he and the other Blaze Paladins return to their original era.
* TheCaptain: He is actually the leader of the Blaze Paladins, an ancient order of knights brought into the present day by Zenon to protect history.
* EpicHail: His skill allows him to summon a Liberator from the top of the deck when he enters Legion. Prominence Core and Prominence Glare on the other hand sacrifice an ally to call forth a Liberator from the deck.
* FamedInStory: After he and the Blaze Paladins return to their own time, they have been lifted from obscurity and gained a place in the Sanctuary's history books for their efforts.
* FlamingSword: In the made of fire variant.
* ForMassiveDamage: When a unit with the same name as one of your vanguard is called from the deck, Prominence Core gains Power and a Critical.
** Prominence Glare's Legion Skill also lets him gain a critical and prevent the opponent from calling grade 1 or higher units from his or her hand to the guardian circle.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Says this to Blaster Blade before returning to his own time, also saying that he hopes they can face each other one day.
* MysteriousPast: Much like Mordred, no one's entirely sure where he came from or who he is.
* MysteriousStranger: He joined the Liberators in the altered timeline and secretly ordered Aglovale to keep watch over Alfred. No one's really sure who he is or what he wants.
* OneWingedAngel: Prominence Core is Percival transformed into a Cosmo Dragon after receiving power from Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: As Prominence Core and Prominence Glare.
* PlayingWithFire
* ThePowerOfFriendship: He can Legion with Oath Liberator, Aglovale to unleash his true power. As Prominence Glare, he can Legion with Regulation Liberator, Aglovale.
* TechnicolorFire: Blue, of course.
* {{Unperson}}: The records of the Blaze Paladins were deliberately wiped from history, as the technology they used was exploited by villains and the king at the time wished to prevent it from being abused further. This is why no one knew who they were when Zenon brought them forwards in time to protect the Sanctuary. However, when they return to the past, they have been entered into history and the Sanctuary knows of their existence.
* VindicatedByHistory: Due to the Blaze Paladins' efforts to preserve the timeline in the present day, their existence was restored to the Sanctuary's history books, meaning that everyone knows who they are.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Prominence Core and Prominence Glare's EpicHail skills requires a rear-guard to be sacrificed so that it can be activated.


[[folder: Angel Feather]]
A clan of angelic {{Combat Medic}}s.

They manipulate the Damage Zone to their advantage by switching cards between it and the Hand or Deck. They can also activate certain skills from the Damage Zone.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Many of their units look like [[HospitalHottie hospital staff]]
* ThemeNaming: Quite a few are named after Angels and FallenAngels.

!!Mobile Hospital, Feather Palace

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: It's a general hospital that can transform into a human-shaped robot.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Of all Megablasts revealed so far this unit's is the most difficult to use, as it needs to be the Vanguard '''and''' needs to hit the opponent's Vanguard. If you manage to pull it off, though, you can heal 1 damage for each Angel Feather Rearguard you have (so with 5 Rearguards you can heal '''all''' of your damage).

!!Critical Hit Angel

* CuteClumsyGirl: Her card art, her flavor text, and (especially) her card lore all make it clear that she痴 this
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: As her name suggests, she's a Critical Trigger

!!Prophecy Celestial, Ramiel/[[spoiler:Cleanup Celestial, Ramiel Я]]
-> For the love of all creation! Believe, this is the prophecy!
-> [[spoiler:This is the last prophecy... all creation will be punished!]]

* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Ramiel Я.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She wields two giant keys.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** She can power up the new vanguard with her skill, as well as retrieving an ally from the Damage Zone.
** [[spoiler:Takes on a darker tone as Ramiel Я, where she locks two of her allies to give the others 5000 Power and potentially send an opposing rear-guard to the Damage Zone.]]
* ThePowerOfLove
* [[spoiler:RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver]]
* [[spoiler:SigilSpam: Ramiel Я is covered in Link Joker's black rings.]]
* [[spoiler:SlasherSmile: Ramiel Я]]
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Cleanup Celestial, Ramiel Я]]


A company founded by the new CEO of Oracle Think Tank, created to help change the fate of the world after she prophesied a doomed future. Their members are inspired by [[GreekMythology Greek]], [[JapaneseMythology Japanese]], and [[NorseMythology Norse mythology]].

The clan employs an aggressive card-burn strategy, using skills that Soulcharge multiple cards at once to fuel expensive but powerful Soulblasts. Some of their cards also activate their effects when they are removed from the Soul.

!!Battle Deity of the Night, Artemis
-> At least, rest in peace. Moonlight Nocturne!

* GreekMythology
* LimitBreak
* {{Lunacy}}
* RedBaron: "Artemis" actually refers to the name of the bow. Every warrior who wields an Artemis-series bow is referred to by that name, and distinguished by the product number (eg: Artemis de Un, Artemis de Deux, etc.)

!!Eternal Goddess, Iwanagahime
-> She's the princess of the rocks. The goddess who brings everlasting peace.

A goddess who rules over the concept of "Firmness", making any surface under her feet a solid foundation. She was once a deity of war who would return from battlefields without any wounds, until the day her face was grazed by a single stone thrown by the enemy. This changed her outlook on life, and now she devotes herself to peace as much as she did to war. At Genesis, she is in charge of creating protective barriers.

* AwesomeButImpractical: Her "Everlasting Vanish" Limit Break retires all Rearguards on the opponent's front row regardless of Grade, but costs a staggering Soulblast 6. Fortunately, Genesis is very good at filling up the Soul.
* BarrierMaiden
* BeamSpam: Her Limit Break, Everlasting Vanish

!!Omniscience Regalia, Minerva
-> All-knowing...... that is her power, as well as her responsibility.

* BadassBookworm: She's a goddess of war and is described as Omniscient.
* BerserkButton: Try messing with the planet Cray...
* ClassicalMythology
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Her LimitBreak allow her to re-stand herself.
* LadyOfWar
* LimitBreak
* MamaBear: She treats the Planet Cray and its residents as her children. The first thing she did after awakened is to deliver a DeathGlare to the Link Jokers.
* TheOmniscient
* SealedBadassInACan: Sealed herself in a statue before being revived by Angelica.
* SuperMode: Averted when it comes to the lore, she and Angelica are not the same person. Played straight, however, in regards to the card game.
* [[WarGod War Goddess]]
* WingedHumanoid
* ZettaiRyouiki


!!Dragon Empire
The Kagero are a group of [[KillItWithFire fire dragons]] that rule the roost in Dragon Empire.

They focus on nullifying the opponent's Rearguard, using skills that force Rearguards to retire or preventing Intercepts. In turn, they gain additional power when an opponent's Rearguard is successfully put into the Drop Zone.

!!Dragonic Overlord/Dragonic Overlord The End/Dragonic Overlord "the Яebirth"/Perdition Emperor Dragon, Dragonic Overlord The Great/Dragonic Overlord "The X"
-> Burn, flame of despair! Eternal Flame
-> We have arrived. The sought after destination on the road to become the strongest!
-> Put an end to all. Come forth, Eternal Apocalypse!
-> Awaken, flames of apocalypse! [[HesBack Eternal Flame Rebirth!]]
-> Burst, flame of perdition! Eternal Explosion!
-> But, to gain strength... means to cross each other's path once more.

The commander and strongest general of Kagero, and the dragon who stands above all the dragons, bearing the title of "Overlord". One of the three great heroes who fought in the war against Shadow Paladin, as well as one of the three generals who got captured by Void after it. Considers Blaster Blade his rival.

* {{Badass}}: Dragonic Overlord The End is created by Dragonic Overlord ''burning up his own life-force'' to have the power to [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny face off with Phantom Blaster Overlord and Majesty Lord Blaster.]]
** Cemented by Dragonic Overlord "The Яebirth". Every other unit succumbed to the Power of Reverse, in its case, the Power of Reverse succumbs to it.
* {{BFS}}
* BlingOfWar: The Яebirth is covered in gold armor.
* BloodKnight: Will do anything just to get stronger to settle things with its rivals.
* CastFromHitPoints: His SuperMode is generated by burning up his life-force.
* DeepSleep: As an effect for burning up its life force to become The End, Dragonic Overlord falls into an unwakeable sleep after the events of Season 1.
* DisneyDeath: The upper echelons of the Empire think it is dead, and even devise a plan to "dispose" off its remains.
* DualWielding: The End is UpToEleven, it has four arms. It dual-wields a pair of burning swords, and a pair of massive guns!
** The same for the Яebirth
* FanNickname: Ji Endo for Dragonic Overlord The End, from the Japanese pronunciation of 'The End'.
** ZA RIBAASU for the Яebirth, from the same source.
** Coupled with FunWithAcronyms, Dragonic Overlord The Great was hilariously nicknamed DOGE, mere hours after the release of its skill. It's real.
* FlamingSword: The End and the Яebirth wield two.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Link Joker wanted to try and Reverse Overlord, but they didn't count on him hijacking Void's power and using it for himself.
* HandCannon: The two guns The End and the Яebirth use.
* HesBack: The entire point of the Яebirth is this. After foiling Link Joker's attempt to Reverse him by taking their power for himself, Overlord returns to settle things with Blaster Blade.
* HotWings: In all of his forms
* KillItWithFire: His skill, Eternal Flame, lets him wipe out the entire enemy frontline.
* LimitBreak: In his Break Ride incarnation and the Яebirth.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Invoked symbolically by the cost of the Яebirth's LimitBreak, which requires you to Lock all of your rear-guards.
* LostInTranslation: The Яebirth's name is a pun, as in Japanese phonetics, 'Reverse' and 'Rebirth' sound exactly the same (this means that the Яebirth counts as a Reverse for Glendios' skills). Obviously, this pun doesn't work in English.
* MortonsFork: It seems that Dragonic Overlord "The Cross" took a lesson from Maelstrom Reverse and now gives one. Either the opponent let it hit to let its Legion Mate, Dragonic Overlord The End's persona blast go off and restand, or guard it to let it's own persona blast go off and retire 2 of their rear guards.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OverlyLongName: At 48 characters, Perdition Imperial Dragon, Dragonic Overlord the Great is the longest name of any card in Vanguard.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: To the point he burns out his own life just to be strong enough to fight one last battle against his greatest rivals.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Crimson Reaper" and "The Wind of the Apocalypse".]]
* SealedBadassInACan: Was sealed away after his last battle as the End, until Link Joker's failed attempt to Reverse him caused him to return as the Яebirth.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Dragonic Overlord the Great can Legion with Perdition Dragon, Dragonic Neoflame.
** Dragonic Overlord "The X", meanwhile, Legions with Dragonic Overlord the End. That's right, he Legions with ''himself''.
** Considering that Dragonic Neoflame was created from the excess of power overflowing from Dragonic Overlord "The Great", you could say that Overlord "The Great" legions with himself too.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Eternal Flame. Dragonic Overlord The End ups the ante with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eternal Apocalypse]]. One of only two cards in the game [[PowerCreepPowerSeep (at the time)]] capable of dealing 6 or more damage by itself.
** And then there's the Яebirth, which can literally guarantee itself two attacks at 21000 Power ''every single turn''.
* WorfEffect: Despite its huge success in topping real life tournaments, The End has yet to win a fight in the anime.
** [[spoiler: The Яebirth fully averts this by curbstomping Ren in its first appearance.]]
** Similarly, Dragonic Overlord the Great beats Gaillard in his first appearance.

!!Incarnation of Victory, Aleph
-> Hear the cry of my soul! Eat this, Diablo Buster!

* DemonicPossession
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Can potentially deal 3 damage on its own without the help of Triggers.

!!Blazing Flare Dragon
-> Dragons are immortal and our breath, infinite. The demonic fire, Immortal Flame!

* {{BFG}}
* {{BFS}}: Wields a sword and a gun!
* DualWielding
* FlamingSword
* SealedBadassInACan: When the three confined dragons come together, the master of the explosive flames will revive.

!!Seal Dragon, Blockade/[[SuperMode Hellfire Seal Dragon, Blockade Inferno]]
-> Vanishing Field! Begone, mere underlings!
-> This cursed magic will now break the seal and destroy the fiery prison!

* PowerLimiter: But it's been broken to fight back against the invading 'Link Joker'.
* TheDreaded: The higher-ups were reluctant to break the seal for a reason.
* SuperMode

!!Dragonic Waterfall
-> Even the largest mountain can be crushed by the thundering waterfall from the skies.

* GuardianEntity: The Guardian Dragon of the [[TheEmpire Dragon Empire.]]
* MakingASplash: And a unique one, in a clan where everyone uses fire as their weapon, it is the only one to attack using water.

!![[spoiler:Transcendence Dragon, Dragonic Nouvelle Vague]]
->The moment of calamity has arrived, Catastrophe Coagulation!

* LimitBreak
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He can retire ALL of the opponent's rear-guards at once.
* PhysicalGod: It's literally a god among dragons.
* PowerNullifier: He can negate your opponent's Triggers during your turn.
* ShieldsAreUseless: When he attacks, your opponent can't defend with Grade 0s.
* ShroudedInMyth: Even Cray's deities don't know if Nouvelle Vague still exists.
* UpToEleven: He was the only playable Grade 4 in the game until the appearance of Stride. Even there, he's the only Grade 4 that can exist in the main deck.

!!Dauntless Drive Dragon/[[spoiler: Dauntless Dominate Dragon Я]]
->Overcome the despair! If you do, I shall bestow upon you the dragon's powers!
->[[spoiler: Enlighten the weak of their feebleness... that is the duty of the strong.]]

* BadassArmfold: It has the same pose with Gunbuster off all things.
* [[spoiler: CapeWings: Dauntless Dominate Dragon Я sports a pair of wings that look like a cape.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption]]
* LimitBreak
* [[Really700YearsOld Really 4000 Years Old]]: Was 4000 years old when it retired.
* RetiredBadass
* [[spoiler: TheSocialDarwinist: Dauntless Я]]
* [[spoiler: SuperMode: Dauntless Dominate Dragon Я]]

!!Vortex Dragon/Perdition Dragon, Vortex Dragonewt
-> The hellfire that whirls through the battlefield, Burning Hell!

The leader of the advance troop of Kagero and the special force "Perdition".

* AwesomeButImpractical: Vortex Dragon, like other megablast units.
* KillItWithFire: Vortex Dragon's skill Burning Hell can retire three rearguards. Then there's Dragonewt's Trinity Crimson Flame.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His skill is called Burning Hell.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: As Vortex Dragonewt, he can perform legion with Perdition Dragon, Whirlwind Dragon.
* SuperToughness: His scales are descibed as being hard enough to serve as heavy armor.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Perdition Dragon, Vortex Dragonewt.

A clan of [[MilitaryMashupMachine warmachine]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] who [[TheBattlestar double as personnel carriers]].

They tend to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness sacrifice their own units]] as a cost for their high-powered attacks, but compensate with skills that [[WeHaveReserves call replacement units]] from the deck.

!!Tyrant Deathrex
-> Tear it apart, Tyranno-Fang!

* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* ExtremeOmnivore: The anime showcases his skill of retiring your own units as eating them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: If his attack as Vanguard hits, he retires one of your Rearguards.

!!Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier/Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant/Military Dragon, Raptor Captain/Military Dragon, Raptor Colonel


!!Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex
-> It's still not enough...... Let me eat you too!

* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat ''anything''.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Can suddenly appear on the field during his user's battle phase.
* LimitBreak
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Its only purpose is destroying, it has blades all over its body and the fluids of its body are a lethal poison.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend
-> In the distant past, there was a legendary dragon which devoured everything.

* ExtremeOmnivore: Will eat anything, whether it's organic or inorganic.
* ForMassiveDamage: His {{Limit Break}} gains him an extra 10000 power AND and extra critical, all at the cost of three [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness rearguards]].
* GatlingGood
* LimitBreak
* StockDinosaurs: A Tyrannosaurus Rex.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness


A group of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]].

In their original incarnation, they gained additional power when you had more cards in your hand than your opponent, supplementing this tactic with skills that forced your opponent to discard. However, this build was discontinued due to balance concerns and [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute superseded by the Murakumo clan]] until they were reintroduced years later.

Their new speciality is using the Bind Zone to manipulate the opponent's field and hand.

!!Steath Dragon, Voidmaster
-> Turn to stone! Ninjitsu, Evil-Eye Prison!

* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent


[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Another group]] of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja beasts and dragons]], introduced as a sister clan to Nubatama.

They use a hit-and-run cloning tactic, calling copies of Units from the deck and then returning those Units at the end of the turn. This allows them to apply temporarily field pressure without actually having to waste their hand, leaving them with more options to defend with.

!!Dueling Dragon, ZANBAKU
-> No one escapes from my sword! Bakugeki Slash!

* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

!!Fantasy Petal Storm, Shirayuki
-> Perish like a dream. Stealth arts, White Out!

* AnIcePerson
* {{Depower}}
* JapaneseMythology: She is a yuki-onna.
* LimitBreak

!![[spoiler:Covert Demonic Dragon, Hyakki Vogue Reverse]]

* [[spoiler: TheCorruption]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: Unlike other reverse units, he willingly joined the Link Joker. Then again, [[TheMole that's what they made him for]].]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* LimitBreak
* [[spoiler: MesACrowd]]: [[spoiler: He can call another copy of himself when called as the vanguard.]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]: [[spoiler: He is actually the result of the Link Joker's first successful attempt to clone Cray's inhabitants, and was planted in the Dragon Empire to spring into action when the invasion began.]]

A clan of [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] who rose to the top spot of the Empire after the Kagero were sealed.

After the sealed Kagero clan was freed, the Dragon Empire took steps to ensure the same thing would never happen again and incorporated certain members of the Narukami into a [[SecretPolice new secret fighting force]]: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Eradicators]], whose mission is to literally "eradicate" any and all enemies of the Empire.

Following the end of the war against Link Joker in the alternate timeline, the Eradicators had taken massive casualties, reducing their effectiveness as a fighting force. To compensate, a lone warrior assembled troops from across the Empire to form a new special division within Narukami, the Brawlers, who exercise their considerable might to demonstrate the Empire's military power.

Like Gold Paladins, their initial gameplay mechanics were [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute incredibly close to their predecessors]], deploying a high-power offensive game that specialised in targeting Rearguard units. Later, the clan distinguished themselves (to a limited extent) by focusing on abilities that increased their own Critical score.

!!Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion/[[SuperMode Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion "THE BLOOD"]]
-> I will take on all of you at once! Vermillion Thunderbolt!
-> This is the last thunder. Let's go, Vermillion Catastrophe!

* CastFromHitPoints: THE BLOOD is the result of Vermillion drinking the blood of the Dragon Emperor, which gives him great strength at the cost of his life.
* {{Expy}}: A blatant one of Dragonic Overlord: Leader of his respective part of the Dragon Empire's military, has a skill to wipe out the opposing front row, base 11000 Power, wings of the respective element, royal title, skills that requires a Counter Blast 3, sacrifices his own life to achieve a SuperMode...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Set 5 the wording for Perfect Guard Units was changed so that they only protected one Unit at a time. A set later, Vermillion has the power to attack multiple Units at once...
* LimitBreak: One of the Units with the new mechanic.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him attack the entire opposing frontline ''at once.'' Notable in that he's the first card with such an ability.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Becomes the Legion Mate to Dragonic Kaiser Crimson in the second G Booster Set.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Thunder Break Dragon / Eradicator, Vowing Sword Dragon/[[spoiler: Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
-> Break the dark clouds! Barbaric Thunder Break!
-> Go forth, lightning of destruction! Lightning Overbreak!
-> Looks like you are the ones... who should be eradicated.

* AscendedExtra: Game-wise, anime-wise and lore-wise. As Thunder Break, it was only seen in Kai's damage zone and was never even used at all, it didn't have much of a role during the War of Liberation wherein it was completely overshadowed by Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion. But as Vowing, not only does it have a prominent role in the game as the 1st Narukami Break Ride, but it has more appearances in the anime and a larger role the current official lore. [[spoiler: It's even the first unit to gain a Crossbreak ride]].
* CallBack: He greatly resembles Amber Dragon Eclipse.
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Vowing Saber Dragon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:DualWielding: Saber Dragon Я]]
* LimitBreak: Chronologically one of the first two Units to have this ability.
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction: As Saber Dragon Я, he can retire all of the opponent's rear-guards just for being Crossbreak ridden and using his LimitBreak twice.]]
* ShockAndAwe
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Vowing Saber Dragon Я]]
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Vowing Saber Dragon Я is the first Crossbreak ride.]]

!!Vajra Thunder Emperor, Indra

* FanNickname: "Buddha"
* NoKillLikeOverkill: His skill lets him gain an extra critical for every unit of the same name in the Rear Guard Circle. He can hit for critical 6 if you have 3 more Indras and checks into a double Critical Trigger.
* ShockAndAwe

!!Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant
-> Sword of Apocalypse... I'll teach you what that means!

* CoolSword: His sword is one of the two Swords of Apocalypse, mighty treasures of the Dragon Empire.
* {{Expy}}: Like Vermillion, one of Dragonic Overlord. He's even more blatant because his sword is very similar to Overlord's and he's the same color, along with having a skill to stand after attacking. Not to mention using his Especial Counterblast in addition to his LimitBreak results in +5000 Power and standing for Counterblast 3, the same as Overlord.
* ForMassiveDamage: His LimitBreak gives him an extra Critical in addition to standing him.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: If his attack fails to hit, he can discard three Eradicators to stand again with his LimitBreak.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Eradicator'''. Sword of Apocalypse isn't exactly a non-threatening name either.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ShockAndAwe

!!Sealed Demon Dragon, Dungaree[=/=][[SuperMode Demon Conquering Dragon, Dungaree "Unlimited"]]
-> I'll show you! Even the followers cower in fear of the sealing powers!
-> My body feels light... shall I proceed to conquer the skies

* TheDreaded: Was imprisoned underground by the ruler of the Dragon Empire out of fear of his power.
* LimitBreak
* PowerIncontinence: He had so much magic power coursing through his body that it would have poisoned him to death were it not for the seals.
* PowerLimiter: The function of the seals on his body.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheStraightAndArrowPath
* WeaksauceWeakness: If you run out of bound cards, he weakens by 2000 power.

!!Brawler, Big Bang Knuckle Dragon/Brawler, Big Bang Knuckle Buster
-> The punch that rocks the heavens and earth! Howl, Big Bang Knuckle!
-> After we send these guys flying, you're next!

* {{Badass}}
* HeroesFightBarehanded
* ShockAndAwe
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Like Vermillion, he can attack the entire frontrow in one attack. Big Bang Knuckle Buster can attack four units ''at once''.
* ThePowerofFriendship: To unlock his full power, he must Legion with Big Bang Slash Dragon.
* SuperMode: Big Bang Knuckle Buster

!!Dragonic Kaiser Crimson
-> Now is the time, to surge forth together, Crimson Thunderbolt!

* BoringButPractical: His skill at first doesn't seem like much since all he does, other than a small power up ability, is just make the cost for his Legion Mate's skill completely free. However said Legion Mate is Dragonic Kaiser Vermillion. Vermillion attacks the opponent's entire front row. This also isn't a one time ability. ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill indeed.
* LimitBreak: The first Legion unit to have a Limit Break ability.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Being a Legion unit, he thrives on this. However, unlike most Legion Leaders, his own skill is meant to completely support his Legion Mate's skill, to the point it seems that he's the Mate instead.
* ShockAndAwe
* TrueCompanions: To Vermillion.

!!Star Gate
[[folder:Nova Grapplers]]
A no-holds-barred fighting league that attracts the toughest fighters in the galaxy, with a presentation halfway between ProfessionalWrestling and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.

They focus on Standing during the Battle Phase to get [[AttackAttackAttack multiple attacks in one turn]], as well as unflipping cards from the damage zone.

!!Asura Kaiser/Immortal, Asura Kaiser
-> The death blow! Kaiser Buster!
-> With those results, they began to refer to him as 'Immortal'

* DemotedToExtra: It was featured in the opening, depicted as Kamui's Ace. It was never seen again after Kamui's first fight with Aichi, where Kamui switched to riding Mr. Invincible then switched his deck into a Stern Blaukluger one. The second time we get to see it to shine in Season 1 is Kamui's fight against Tetsu, which is Kamui's last fight in the season. Taken a worse turn in Season 2 and Season 3 where Kamui uses a Beast Deity and Raizer centric deck.
* HesBack: It is getting a [[SuperMode Cross Ride]] in Extra Booster 08.
* SuperMode
* TemporarySubstitute: His skill essentially turns all of your Grade 3 Nova Grapplers into Stand Triggers.
* WeaponOfChoice: Has a different weapon in each hand.

!!Mr. Invincible
-> Evil will never prevail! Help the good and punish the evil! Finisher, HELL STAND!

* LaughingMad
* ZergRush: His skill Stands all of your Units. ALL of them.

!!Genocide Jack
-> Useless Rules! Genocide Blaster!

* {{Bowdlerize}}: His English name is Brutal Jack.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He repeatedly loses matches on Cray because he's so damn unsporting.
* WeaksauceWeakness: You can't attack with it unless you Counterblast a card.

!!Three Minutes
-> 3 minutes! I'll defeat you in 3 minutes!

* BadassBoast: Just read his flavor text.
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human in a clan filled with Aliens, Battleroids, and Workerloids.

!!Beast Deity, Azure Dragon/Ultimate Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon
-> Do you want to suffer the Finish Hold of the [[TheFourGods four sacred beasts]]?
-> Beasts of the ring, show your fangs! Trample our enemies!

* BladeOnAStick: Azure Dragon has a naginata, while Illuminal has a more regular spear.
* DualWielding: Both of them, though Illuminal is wielding four weapons, two swords, a spear and a flaming whip.
* TheFourGods: Azure Dragon represents Seiryu, the azure dragon, while Illuminal represents the golden dragon.
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can give your rear-guards theirs, with Azure Dragon's Persona Blast and Illuminal Dragon's LimitBreak.
* KillItWithFire
* LimitBreak: Illuminal Dragon has this.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Illuminal Dragon has four arms
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Excels in Team Matches with its other Beast Deity teammates. His Super Mode emphasises this more.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses lightning as a weapon as well as fire.
* SuperMode

!!Beast Deity, Ethics Buster/Strongest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Extreme/[[spoiler: Deadliest Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Я]]
-> I'm strong and you're weak. How's that for simple reasoning?
-> It's easy. The one stronger than anyone else is the strongest.
-> [[spoiler: We shall repeat this...... until we reach a conclusion!]]

* AnimalMotifs: Tigers, a Winged Tiger to be exact.
* [[spoiler: BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: It's implied that one of these ended in Ethics Buster escaping his Reverse and becoming Ethics Buster Extreme.]]
* [[spoiler: TheBerserker: Ethics Buster Я]]
* [[spoiler: BloodKnight: Ethics Buster Я]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: It was approached by Chaos Breaker Dragon and offered power, but refused. [[spoiler: Sadly, it didn't end well.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Both of them can stand their rear-guard allies, either with Ethics Buster's Break Ride, or Extreme's LimitBreak.
* [[spoiler: HeroicWillpower: Nearly losing BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind. Ethics Buster heard a voice mixed with ridicule and gentleness, asking him [[WasItReallyWorthIt "Is this the way you wish?"]]. This allow him to muster strength to not only expel the power of [[TheCorruption Reverse]] but also gave him access to his [[SuperMode Extreme mode]].]]
** [[spoiler: EnemyWithout: The separated power of "Reverse" ended up acting with its own mind becoming a new Ethics Buster Я]]
* [[spoiler: IAmNotLeftHanded: Ethics Buster Я can use its LimitBreak to stand itself.]]
* LimitBreak
* SuperMode: Ethics Buster Extreme [[spoiler: and Ethics Buster Я]]
* [[spoiler:UpToEleven: Ethics Buster Extreme is the second Crossbreak Ride and the first Crossbreak Ride which is not a Reverse. Ethics Buster is the second unit with two different Crossrides.]]


[[folder: Dimension Police]]
An interdimensional police force filled with [[{{Tokusatsu}} toku heroes]] and HumongousMecha, and their [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever arch-enemies]].

The [[{{Face}} good guys]] focus on [[PowerUp increasing the power]] of their own units, and gain additional skills when their power is high enough. The [[{{Heel}} bad guys]] have skills that decrease the power of their opponent's Vanguard, and gain additional skills when their opponent's power is low enough.

!!Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha/[[SuperMode Ultimate Dimensional Robo, Great Daiyusha]]/[[spoiler: Dark Dimensional Robo, “Я" Daiyusha]]
-> Super Dimensional Combining! Daiyusha!!
-> Ultimate Dimensional Combination! Great...Daiyusha!!!
-> [[spoiler: The void has come! Dark Dimensional Combination, Reverse Daiyusha!]]

-> Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* CombiningMecha
** Goyusha combines with a few other Dimensional Robos to form Dayuusha.
** [[spoiler: Twisted by Reverse Daiyusha, which is formed when Goyusha uses Lock to force the other Dimensional Robos to combine with him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Daiyusha's second lore (released on the 9th of August 2013) hinted towards this. It has come true during episode 135 of the anime when Dark Dimensional Robo Я Daiyusha is rode.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Depower}}: Reverse Daiyusha reduces the Power of the opponent’s Vanguard bu 10’000.]]
* [[spoiler: FallenHero: Reverse Daiyusha. 'The hero who loves the stars, who protects Star Gate, who believes in his friends, no longer exists.']]
* ForMassiveDamage: Both forms have Critical-boosting skills, turning their attacks into this.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Before Set 8, if Daiyusha was generally remembered at all, it was as that Grade 3 Blaster Dark stomped all over in his introduction. But now, he has a [[SuperMode Crossride form]], putting him as an equal to the three most notorious Units in the game, Phantom Blaster Overlord, Dragonic Overlord The End and Majesty Lord Blaster.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation: It felt that it is not strong enough to protect its comrades after the "First Assault on the Major Division" incident, which led to its corruption.]]
* [[spoiler: KillItWithFire: Reverse Daiyusha's Judgment Flame.]]
* [[spoiler: PaintItBlack: Reverse Daiyusha]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Normal Daiyusha can gain an extra Critical if his allies empower him enough, while Great Daiyusha gains 2000 Power and 1 Critical if he has 3 or more Dimensional Robots in the Soul.
* [[spoiler: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Reverse Daiyusha.]]
* ShoutOut: To just about every CombiningMecha out there. WordOfGod specified it to be a ShoutOut of the BraveSeries.
* SuperMode: Great Daiyusha [[spoiler:and Reverse Daiyusha]].
* SuperRobot
* TookALevelInBadass / UpToEleven: When Set 4 was released, Daiyusha was overshadowed by Enigman Storm, and then in Set 5 by the Enigman Rain-Miracle Beauty combo. But then in Set 8, he got a [[ Crossride form]].
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Infamous for this after it got [[CurbStompBattle beaten by Ren's Blaster Dark]] in the Nationals Final, despite Daiyusha being a Grade higher than Blaster Dark.]]

!!Enigman Flow/Enigman Ripple/Enigman Wave/Enigman Storm
-> A hero is justice. A hero is an eternal mystery.
-> A little bit of courage starts out as a ripple, and eventually grows to become a big wave.
-> At that moment, the prayers of the little ones reached the hero痴 heart.
-> Love and valor fuel my power, Enigman Buster!

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* ForMassiveDamage: Storm has his own Critical-boosting skill.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In classic Dimension Police style, both Wave and Storm gain additional skills when their power is increased enough before attacking.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ShoutOut: To ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
* WingedHumanoid: Wave and Storm sport these, although Storm doesn't use them to fly.

!!Larva Beast, Zeal/Eye of Destruction, Zeal/Devourer of Planets, Zeal/Galactic Beast, Zeal
-> One day, in a corner of space, the strongest creature is born.
-> At that time, a certain dimension is thrown in despair.
-> That particular Ultra Beast absorbs energy on an astronomical scale.
-> Anything in front of it will be destroyed. That's the Galactic Beast.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EnemyMine: Joins the Dimension Police to stop Void from destroying Cray.
* EyeBeams: As Eye of Destruction and Galactic Beast.
* {{Depower}}: All of Zeal's forms can reduce the power of the opponent's vanguard
* {{Kaiju}}: He and his fellow monsters are a clear homage to the genre.
* LimitBreak
* MacrossMissileMassacre: As Devourer of Planets.
* MultipleHeadCase
* MysteriousPast: ''"A larvae of a Super Beast whom origin is not known to anyone in living memory."''
* [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou The Only One To Destroy Cray]]: The reason for the EnemyMine.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: As a larva, it managed to eliminate the party sent to capture it immediately. And it only got worse from there.
* PlayingWithFire: Can fire off the massive heat its body creates as an [[EnergyWeapon energy beam]].
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With some yellow and silver thrown in.
* ShoutOut: To the infamous Ultraman enemy Zetton

!!Dimensional Robo, Kaizard/[[CombiningMecha Super Dimensional Robo, Daikaiser]]/[[SuperMode Ultimate Dimensional Robo, Great Daikaiser]]
-> There's no difference between oil and blood! This is the beat of my justice!
-> I will lend you a hand! Don't show me a sorry sight!

* CombiningMecha: Kaizard combine with Kaiser Grader to become Daikaiser.
** Daikaiser combine with Shadow Kaiser to form Great Daikaiser.
* ForMassiveDamage: His Break Ride skill gives the new Vanguard plus one Critical.
* GunsAkimbo: As Kaizard.
* HumongousMecha
* IneffectualLoner: Kaizard is this at first, but eventually he learned the importance of fighting alongside with its friends and unlocks the "Ultimate Dimensional Combination" with Shadow Kaiser.
* LimitBreak
* ShieldsAreUseless: Daikaiser's Break Ride skill lets the new Vanguard retire one of the opponent's guardians if it checks a Grade 3, and if the retired unit was a Perfect Guard, its skill is nullified.
* ShoutOut: Along with Daiyusha, Kaizard and Daikaiser pays homage to the first installment of the BraveSeries, [[Anime/BraveExkaiser Brave Exkaiser]]. Especially the part where Kaizard combines with an armored vehicle to become Daikaiser.The design of Daikaiser also pays homage to [[Anime/{{Gravion}} Gravion]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Compatible Kaiser,]] all designed by Masami Obari.
* SuperMode: Great Daikaiser
* SuperRobot

!!Original Saver, Zero
-> Before light and dark were split apart, the first hero of that world was born.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially since his abilities are in line with the dark elements of Dimension Police, but he is a hero who has defended Cray since ancient times.
* {{Depower}}: His Break Ride skill reduces the opposing Vanguard's Power by 5000 for a turn.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* LimitBreak
* MyHeroZero
* ShroudedInMyth: He has protected Cray since ancient times, but no one is sure exactly who he is or why he fights.
* TimeAbyss: He has been around since before the continents of Cray separated.


A pure [[TheCameo cameo]] clan.

!!Blaster Keroro

* {{Cosplay}}: It's Sgt. Keroro cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* ShoutOut: To KeroroGunsou.
* TheCameo

!! Blaster Mameshiba
-->''"Do you know? Blaster Blade is the name of the weapon."''

!!! Tropes
* AnthropomorphicFood
* {{Cosplay}}: It's a {{Mameshiba}} cosplaying as Blaster Blade!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Blaster Mameshiba is part-dog and part-bean.
* ShoutOut: To Mameshiba.
* TheCameo

!! Franchise/SpiderMan

!!! Tropes
* TheCameo
* UnexpectedCharacter: It's ''Spiderman.''


[[folder:Link Joker]]
-> ''[[EldritchAbomination A heretic that comes through the juncture of time and dimension]]... [[EvilEvolves The end of an evolution that inherits a hundred million afternoons and nights]], and casts away imagination... [[ApocalypseHow The destroyer that has obtained ultimate power]]... Its name is... Link Joker!''

A group of highly-advanced extraterrestrials who launch a full-scale invasion of Planet Cray, starting with the territory of Star Gate. Their arrival forces the various nations of Cray to band together and defend the planet. The units of Link Joker can be distinguished by their crimson-red TronLines and the black rings that act as the source of their dark power.

Their key mechanic is the ability to "Lock" Units, turning them face-down so that they are no longer treated as "in-play" but continue to occupy a Rearguard circle. The "Deleter" subclan also uses the "Delete" skill, which reduces a Vanguard's power to 0 and nullifies their abilities.

As of the G-era, they now lock their own units as costs, similarly to the Reverse units. They can also unlock their own units to activate or trigger skills.

* ApocalypseHow: They specialise in Class 4 Planetary, having done it at ''least'' three times. Once by creating [[KillItWithIce a world so covered in ice it doesn't know what 'melting' is]], once by creating [[KillItWithFire a world consumed in fire]], and once by making a world where TimeStandsStill permanently.
* TheAssimilator: They attempt to assimilate the strongest into their ranks.
** [[spoiler:Ironically, they are beaten by being assimilated themselves into Cray, becoming another one of its Clans.]]
* BigBad: Of the ''Link Joker''/Booster Set 10-Present arc.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What happens to a Unit that gets taken over by one of their black rings.
* TheCorruption: They can take control of Planet Cray's native Units, corrupting them into Я ("Reverse") Units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Hinted at by their unique races all having 'Cyber' in their names, and the circuitry patterns on some of their units.
* HijackedByGanon: The beings of Link Joker are said to be avatars of Void, the recurring BigBad to the Planet Cray.
* HostileTerraforming: Implied to be how they covered two planets in fire and ice respectively to kill all life on them.
* InsectoidAliens: The "Deleter" subclan, as opposed to the cybernetic Star-vaders.
* ShoutOut: Their lore with regards to being cybernetically enhanced beings who aim to assimilate others into their ranks is very reminiscent of both the [[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]] and the [[Franchise/DoctorWho Cybermen]].
* SigilSpam: Their black rings are on all of their units, as well as on the Reverse units.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* ThemeNaming: Some of their units are named after the elements of the periodic table.
* TronLines

!!Hollow Twin Blades, Binary Star/Twin Gunner of Binary Star
-> Link Joker is a mutated alien force, and their existence cannot be proved by magic or science.

* BrightIsNotGood: He wears white armor, but is a soldier for Link Joker.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* CyberCyclops: The gem on his helmet seems like an eye, especially since his visor covers his actual eyes.
* DualWielding
* EvilCounterpart:
** Invoked, he was created by combining genetic material from Blaster Blade, Blaster Dark, and Dragonic Overlord. Appearance-wise, he looks like an evil Blaster Blade.
** Twin Gunner of Binary Star incorporates more elements of Dragonic Overlord into its design.
* SigilSpam
* TronLines

!!Star-vader, Nebula Lord Dragon
-> [[RealityWarper We have locked the laws of the world]]. [[BadassBoast We shall become the new law.]]

* BoringButPractical: His LimitBreak isn't particularly flashy or complex, consisting of giving Power to your front row for each of your opponent's locked units.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* LimitBreak
* MercyKill: Invoked in a twisted way by his SP flavor text:
--> Draw your swords... We shall show mercy upon [[DespairEventHorizon those in despair!]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SigilSpam: He is surrounded by black rings.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TronLines

!!Schwarzschild Dragon
--> Lock... Lock... Lock... you too.

* DespairEventHorizon: He wants to bring the residents of Cray to this by sealing anyone who would bring hope.
* ForMassiveDamage: In addition to locking three units, his LimitBreak lets him gain 10000 power and an extra critical.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has four arms.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PowerOfTheVoid: The strongest at manipulating this among the ranks of Link Joker.
* TheReveal: He was the one who sealed away Blade, Dark and Overlord and caused the War of Liberation.
* {{Revenge}}: Wants this on the warriors of Cray for ruining his plan and releasing the sealed heroes.
* TheStrategist

!!Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon
-> My declaration. You will request to be locked.

* TheAce: Heavily implied as it is said to be [[spoiler: Kai's]] ace card.
* BreakingSpeech: Specialises in using these to corrupt others.
* BreakTheCutie: Did this to [[spoiler: Ramiel]].
* BreakTheHaughty: And this to [[spoiler: Ethics Buster]].
* BrightIsNotGood: Like all Link Joker units, he's clad in white, but he's basically an alien dragon grim reaper.
* CatchPhrase: 'Hope may exist, but it won't come to save you in the end.'
* TheCorrupter: He's got a long rap sheet, being the corrupter for [[spoiler: Daiyusha]], [[spoiler: Leo-pald]], [[spoiler: Ethics Buster]],[[spoiler: Ramiel]], [[spoiler: Ashlei]], [[spoiler: Maiden of Venus Trap Muse]] and [[spoiler: Dauntless Drive]]. As well as his hobby.
* DespairEventHorizon: Loves inflicting this on people, to the point he goes out of his way to do so.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His nickname is given to him by his fellow commanders, who despise him for his malicious ways.
* EvilLaugh: From Glendios' lore: ''"All the while the Clown snickers to himself, as false wails and lamentations echo across the planet."''
* {{Expy}}: His use of the HopeSpot is rather like [[LightNovel/FateZero Caster's]] use of it.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Set 13's commercial featured [[spoiler: Kai]] saying 'Lock... I won't let you escape!' right as Chaos Breaker was shown. It turns out that Chaos Breaker's LimitBreak lets him retire a unit right as it's unlocked.
* HopeCrusher
* HopeSpot:
** Gives his victims these because it is more effective for them to fall into despair from hope. It's even reflected in his LimitBreak, giving a unit hope as they escape from Lock, only to snatch it away by immediately retiring them. As described by his SP flavor text:
--> It's easy to break a man's heart. First, give it "Hope", then obliterate it.
** This went bizarrely meta when a mistranslation of a ruling made the community think that Chaos Breaker's LimitBreak could only be used once per turn. Once the truth was straightened out, there were comments to the effect that 'Chaos Breaker did what he does best, gave us hope then snatched it away'.
* LimitBreak
* MadScientist: He created “Ω” Glendios by extracting energy from every ace unit he Reversed. It even has its own personal laboratory.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: His appearance makes him out to be an alien dragon grim reaper.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Link Joker rings and his scythe's blade are black and red.
* RedBaron: He is known as 'The Clown' for his malicious ways.
* SigilSpam
* SinisterScythe: Wields a colossal one.
* SlasherSmile: Mentioned in lore, and also present in his card art if one looks very closely.

!!Star-vader, “Ω” Glendios
-> This is the [[DoomsdayDevice final weapon]], created to destroy countless hundreds of millions of worlds.

* AwesomeButImpractical: The InstantWinCondition may be flashy, but it is very hard to pull off successfully. As an Ultimate Break, it requires you to be at five damage or above (which is dangerous). It requires five Locked Units, which means an opponent can shut it down by leaving one of their Rearguard circles open. Finally, a Glendios deck requires "Reverse" units to power its main skill: not only does this risk an uneven grade ratio in your deck, but the "Lord" skill prevents any Reverse unit from attacking unless Glendios is your Vanguard.
* DoomsdayDevice
* FromNobodyToNightmare:
** It went from being just a new model of Cyber Golem Chaos Breaker came up to 'the worst weapon ever created'.
** Meta example: new support was revealed that aid in addressing Glendios's flaws, such as forcing calls that then get locked, returning "Reverse" units to the hand, a First Vanguard that allows hand-swapping, etc.
* {{Expy}}: Appearance wise, it looks like the titular mech of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]], painted in the anti-spiral colours, antagonist of said anime series. Skill-wise, the auto win condition make it an expy of [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Exodia.]]
* InstantWinCondition: If your opponent have 5 or more locked units at the start of your main phase, you instantly win the game.
* LimitBreak: It is the first unit to have both a LimitBreak and [[UpToEleven Ultimate]] [[LimitBreak Break]] skill.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Omega can also means "the end", and one of its LimitBreak is an InstantWinCondition called ''World End'' in the anime.
* ThePowerOfHate: It is fuelled by the negative energy harvested from the Reverses.
* SuperPrototype: It was originally intended to be just a prototype for a new form of Cyber Golem, before Chaos Breaker gave it power from the Reverse units.
* SuperRobot

!!Star-vader, Blaster Joker
-> The knight of another world asks 'what is the meaning of bonds'.

This is the form of Blaster Blade after he was captured and corrupted by Link Joker. He has been placed under an advanced form of "Reverse" that has stripped him of his original emotions, driving him insane due to the dissonance within his memories.

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:He is Blaster Blade, placed under an advanced form of Reverse that removed his emotions]].
* BrightIsNotGood
* CoolSword: He wields the Blaster Blade sword.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His skill is aimed around destroying ThePowerOfFriendship by removing the enemy's allies, in a season based around bonds and a set block dependant on Legion skills.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His flavor text
* FallenHero: [[spoiler: He is Blaster Blade corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* ManOfKryptonite: Against Legion, he is the ultimate counter, as he can retire a Legion Mate.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Like all Legions, but his skill is based around destroying that power by stripping away the enemy's rearguard supporters and even their Legion Mate.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShadowArchetype: To Blaster Blade. He and the emotion duplicates are each one to a Royal Paladin:
** Star-vader, Brave Fang is one to Wingal.
** Silence Star-vader, Dilaton is one to Gallatin.
** Minuscule Star-vader, Mayoron is one to Marron.
* TronLines: His are red as opposed to Blaster Blade's blue ones.

!!Companion Star Star-vader, Photon
-> Now, you can return to the beginning like your comrades.

* DualWielding: Uses two swords in battle.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: After his battle with Blaster Blade, he began to act on his own and to learn emotions.
* KlingonPromotion: He secretly murdered his superior, Garnet Star Dragon, and claimed success for the capture of Blaster Blade in his stead.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Reported Garnet Star's death as an unfortunate accident and is implied to have caused the latter's death.
* MasterSwordsman: Described as such. Blaster Blade himself agrees, comparing its skills to those of his country's generals.
* MeaningfulName: A companion star is the name given to the smaller star in a binary star pair. He's the grade 2 mate unit to both Star-vader, Garnet Star Dragon and Star-vader, Blaster Joker.


A clan of [[GhostPirate undead pirates]] who haunt the high seas.

They dump units into the Drop Zone so that they can be "resurrected" back into play, bolstered by their ability to use skills from the Drop Zone.

!!King of Demonic Seas, Basskirk
-> This is the door to the Demonic Seas. Open, Bermuda Gate!

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's pretty much the strongest of the Grand Blue Clan.
* AwesomeButImpractical: You're more likely to use your Counterblasts on Captain Nightmist and other units. Prior to Booster Set 6 they had no method of unflipping damage outside of healing it off, making it very unlikely to pull this off all too much. And even after Booster Set 6 you’re still more likely to use your Counterblasts and Soulblasts on other units than on his Megablast.
* EpicHail: He has a powerful Megablast which allows him to fill the field with reinforcements from the Drop Zone.
* ShoutOut: He resembles Davy Jones from PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

!!Captain Nightmist/Lord of the Seven Seas, Nightmist
-> Pirates can be resurrected any number of times!
-> You scallywags, raise the sails! Don't you dare look down on pirates!

* BackFromTheDead:
** With a Counterblast and sacrificing a Grade 1 or higher Granblue, Nightmist can return himself to the field.
** His Break Ride form can resurrect his fellow Granblue.
* BadassLongcoat: Lord of the Seven Seas.
* {{Bishonen}}
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Ice Prison Necromancer, Cocytus/[[spoiler: Ice Prison Demonic Lord, Cocytus Я]]
-> [[BackFromTheDead Awake, prisoners of Hades]]! Cocytus Servant!
-> [[spoiler: You sinners of the Ice Prison, Lock... This is the name of the renewed Jail.]]

* BackFromTheDead: Cocytus' skill can revive Granblue from the Drop Zone.
* [[spoiler: TheCorruption: Cocytus Я]]
* DemBones
* OurLichesAreDifferent


[[folder: Bermuda Δ]]
[[IdolSinger Pop idol]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] with a bit of {{Moe}} mixed in.

Their main gimmick is returning their own units to the hand and calling them back to the field, allowing them to re-use their skills and gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[ The Drive Quartet (trigger units)]]
* IdolSinger: All members are either idols or aiming to become idols.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: All known members of the clan belong to the Mermaid race.
* ThemeNaming: Nearly all members are named after oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and large water bodies.

!!Top Idol, Flores
-> Let me give to you my voice! If you keep singing, surely you'll reach them!

* ThemeNaming: [[ The Flores Sea, Indonesia]]

!!Top Idol, Pacifica/[[SuperMode Eternal Idol, Pacifica]]/Planet Idol, Pacifica
-> Everyone, let's sing together! You will surely feel the greatest happiness!
-> That is an everlasting dream, an admiration that lasts forever.
-> She will continue to evolve as usual. That is why she is the eternal idol.

* CatchPhrase: "The Greatest Happiness is in yourself."
* CoolPet: The two penguins that follow her. According to her illustrator, Takuya Fujima, they're named Pen-kichi (The blue one) and Pen-mi (The pink one).
* LimitBreak: Eternal Idol and Planet Idol.
* MixAndMatch: Mermaid + IdolSinger + MagicalGirl
* TomBoy: Her nickname is the "Tomboyish Little Fairy of the Blue Sea."
* SuperMode : Eternal Idol, Pacifica.
* ThemeNaming: After the largest oceanic division of Earth, [[ the Pacific Ocean]].
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Eternal Idol, Pacifica - Not titles but she has accomplished so many deeds, the title of "Top Idol" doesn't suit her anymore.

!!Angelic Star/Fresh Star/Shiny Star/Aurora Star, Coral/[[SuperMode Shangri-La Star, Coral]]
-> I'm not perfect. But I can aspire to be.
-> It was said that one of the judges was replaced by a stuffed animal.
-> That performance went live all over the world, and became a legend.
-> Her new song will certainly hit more than 2 million copies.
-> Her albums, are all valued as best-sellers.

* BigEater: Fan artist like to portrait her as one.
* BreakthroughHit: SHINY STAR
* DareToBeBadass: Angelic Star.
* FaceYourFears: Done in a hilariously wrong way, by watching horror movies that is (To overcome her stage fright and crybaby nature).
* FanNickname: Burger-chan or Hamburger-chan, as depicted by [[ another art drawn by her illustrator.]] Also a joke as the reason why she has a "well endowed" body.
* GuinnessEpisode: Aurora Star. Her album's sales can only be broken by her and her alone.
* IHaveManyNames: Aurora Star. She has many titles with the most famous ones "Aurora Star" and "Aurora Diva."
* LimitBreak: Aurora Star and Shangri-La Star.
* NamesTheSame: With Coral Assault from the Aqua Force clan. Some fan artist even portrayed them as ChildhoodFriends. [[WordOfGod Bushiroad]] even clarify that Coral Assault can be use as the cost for Shangri-La Star's LimitBreak.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Subverted, her rise to fame is actually cultimated from her hard work and sacrifice.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Angelic Star.
* TookALevelInBadass: From the newcomer Angelic Star who had [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]], she became the Visionary Diva, Aurora Star.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Burgers.
* UpToEleven: Her debut album sold 2.1 million copies on the first day!

!!Costume Change, Alk/Costume Idol, Alk
-> The path to a top idol is to start laying the right foundations.
-> That's right, she is, indeed the famous star who can stylishly wear a thousand different costumes.

* LimitBreak: As Costume Idol she has a very useful limit break skill.
* TookALevelInBadass: From a simple rookie to a famous star idol (from Grade 0 to Grade 3).


[[folder: Aqua Force]]
--> ''[[BadassArmy Absolutely invincible!]] [[KnightTemplar Absolutely righteous!]] That's Aqua Force!''

A legendary naval power that once ruled the world of Cray ForGreatJustice, though [[KnightTemplar at times to extremes]].

Their units gain additional power and skills depending on the order and number of their attacks. To support this tactic, they have skills that let them reposition or Stand their own units to gain additional attacks.

!!Clan-wide Tropes:
* AwesomeButImpractical: The general consensus amongst the professional scene is that Aqua Force is incredibly powerful but very hard to use in high-level play, requiring precise timing and a very keen ability to read the board.
* KnightTemplar: The admiral believes the only way to bring eternal peace to Cray is by conquering it.
* ShoutOut: In terms of the appearance of their humanoid units and their obession with justice, they appear to be based on the Marines from OnePiece.
* ThemeNaming: After ships and vessels in the US Navy.

!!Naval Gazer Dragon
-> Listen to the lament of the blue dragon, which even makes the oceans boil!

* AttackAttackAttack: His Limit Break allows him to stand your Aqua Force Rearguards when his attack hits.
* BladeOnAStick: Wields some kind of harpoon.
* HeroicSecondWind: With his LimitBreak, if his attack hits, he can stand up two Aqua Force rear-guards.
* MakingASplash
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: This one featuring a narwhal-like form, a massive finned tail, shoulder spikes, and massive fangs.
* {{Pun}}: His name with regards to Japanese phonetics. It can also be translated as Naval Geyser, emphasizing the water theme, or [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazer]].
* SpikesOfVillainy: Perhaps the first indication of Aqua Force's [[KnightTemplar true nature]] was Naval Gazer having massive spikes on his shoulders.

!!Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom/[[SuperMode Blue Storm Supreme Dragon, Glory Maelstrom]]/[[spoiler:Blue Storm Karma Dragon, Maelstrom Я]]
--> Drain the chaos! Judgement Maelstrom!
--> This is the final judgment. Terminal Maelstrom!
--> [[spoiler: Sink into the surging void! Reverse Maelstrom!]]

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's a Vice Admiral of Aqua Force.
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: He can carry 'countless' numbers of troops into battle via the pods on his back.
* BreathWeapon: Dark purple flames for Glory Maelstrom.
* TheCorruption:
** Glory Maelstrom is created when Maelstrom taps into the power of the sealed Admiral of Aqua Force, which infects Maelstrom with the Admiral's [[KnightTemplar ruthless desire to impose complete control on Cray]].
** [[spoiler:Maelstrom Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to Maelstrom's relatively light coloration, Glory Maelstrom has darker scales, a dark violet face, and a much more horrific and monstrous appearance.
* DarkIsEvil: Glory Maelstrom with his really dark purple scales.
* ForGreatJustice
* FourStarBadass: The fact he's a dragon larger than a battleship might have something to do with it. But he's still a Vice Admiral.
* IdenticalStranger:
** Played for laughs where players noticed how similar Glory Maelstrom's appearance is to of all things, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Whiscash.]] Perhaps it's the whiskers/feelers...
** [[spoiler: Maelstrom Я to [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Arcade Hecarim]]. Here's a [[ pic]] of it.]]
* KnightTemplar
* LimitBreak: Taken UpToEleven by Glory Maelstrom, which is one of three Units to possess the LimitBreak 5 skill, Ultimate Break.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The original Maelstrom's attack as depicted in the anime.
* MakingASplash
* MortonsFork: [[spoiler: Maelstrom Я's LimitBreak is pretty much this, your opponent either don't guard its attack and take 2 damage, or guard it and have 1 of their rear guards retired and lets the player draw a card.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler: Maelstrom Я is a Winged Centaur Robot Dragon.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* SuperMode: Glory Maelstrom
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Maelstrom was prone to being stonewalled by [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Perfect Guard Sentinel Units]]. And then he became Glory Maelstrom, whose Ultimate Break prevents such Units from even being called to protect against his attack.
** [[spoiler: Maelstrom Я takes it to another level, it still allows [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Perfect Guard Sentinel Units]] to be called but its Limit Break will go off if it is stonewalled.]]
* [[spoiler: WaveMotionGun: Maelstrom Я uses one to attack.]]

!!Thundering Ripple, Genovious
-> For absolute justice! Arise, children of the blue dragon!

* TheCaptain: His rank
* AFatherToHisMen
* ForGreatJustice: One of the few units in the Clan to entirely fit this and not KnightTemplar.
* HeroesPreferSwords
* HeroicSecondWind: His Persona Blast lets him stand all of his allies.
* HonorBeforeReason: 'Believing that doing the right thing is itself Justice, he doesn't follow the Navy's common belief that one must be cruel and ruthless.'
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He respects the individuality of his men, and only asks them about justice to give them the opportunity to find their own answer.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He asks his men what justice is so that they can discover their own answer.
* TheStrategist
* TokenGoodTeammate
* UriahGambit: Attempted by his superiors, but he survived.

!!Blue Wave Dragon, Tetra Drive Dragon/Blue Storm Wave Dragon, Tetra Burst Dragon
-> The raging stream of battle spirit right back at you! Go wild, Storm Driver!

* BadassArmy: Its entire squadron.
* {{BFG}}: The Dual H-Cannon mounted on its shoulder. Note that it was normally used as a shipboard artillery.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Adversity is the best occasion for advance"
* {{Determinator}}: Its entire squadron will not back out even if they are forced to fight in a disadvantage situation.
* FanNickname: A water type and 2 shoulder mounted cannons, it just took a minute for fans to nickname it "Blastoise."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 94, Kyou stated that Leon's Vanguard, who has the Limit Break, can't stand anymore. Now Aqua Force gets their Vanguard that is able to restand itself.
* ForMassiveDamage: Tetra Burst's skill allow him to gain an extra critical.
* FourStarBadass: It's a Rear Admiral, only a rank below Maelstrom, who is the Vice Admiral.
* LimitBreak
* HeroicSecondWind: Its LimitBreak allows it to stand again for another attack.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: Its LimitBreak allows you to do 4 drive checks, hence the name Tetra Drive.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Like the other dragons in Aqua Force, he is a Tear Dragon.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Tetra Burst can perform legion with Blue Storm Marine General, Starrus.


!!Dark Zone
[[folder: Dark Irregulars]]
A clan of demons and other dark beings.

Their tactic is to amass cards in the Soul, giving dramatic power boosts to certain units when enough cards have been stacked and using Soulblasts to power their skills.

!!Poet of Darkness, Amon/Demon of Aspiration, Amon/Demon World Marquis, Amon/[[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
-> The whisper of the devil. A magical trap hidden behind sweet words.
-> These are true powers. But still, not enough.
-> This is the real power! Inferno Ritual!
-> [[spoiler: Give it to me... your souls, your flesh, even the entire world.]]

* AristocratsAreEvil: Well, he ''is'' a Marquis.
* TheClan: Set 12 gives Amon an archtype called "House of Amon".
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Demon Marquis, Amon Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я, it's entire appearance looks like a demonic Christmas Tree.]]
* EvilOverlord
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Has one in his abdomen.
* FanNickname: Christmas Tree, for [[spoiler: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* PlayingWithFire
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Demon World Marquis, Amon.
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Demon Marquis, Amon Я]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Adds your own Dark Irregulars to the Soul to not only retire an opponent's Rearguard, but power himself up as well.

!!Demon Eater
-> Her beautiful black hair will prey even on the devil.

* JapaneseMythology: Based on a futakuchi-onna
* RapunzelHair
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Stil Vampire
-> Learn it with your body! Black Downfall!

* AwesomeButImpractical: His Megablast depends fully on your opponent's field. For maximum effect you have to hope they leave out a Grade 0 Unit for whatever reason.
* {{Depower}}: His skill weakens your opponent.
* FinishingMove: ''Black Downfall''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wields a pair of them.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent

!!Edel Rose
-> Let me dye you red! Scarlet Tear!

* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Sarael
-> There's no point... Asking me... ... If you don't free me... ...

* DistressedDamsel: She's clearly chained to something, which forbids her from attacking.
* FallenAngel

!!Blue Dust
-> One who approaches gets deprived of life, then turns to ice and shatters.

* AnIcePerson
* FishOutOfWater: The only Human among Demons, Succubi, and Elves.
* KillItWithIce

!!Alluring Succubus
-> Hey, your life, can I taste it~?

* CombatStilettos
* HornyDevils

!!March Rabbit of Nightmareland
-> Oh no, that won't do. It's not acceptable to disturb the tea party.

* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Completely blocks an attack aimed at a Dark Irregulars.
* ShoutOut: To the March Hare from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* SpotOfTea

!!Dark Queen of Nightmareland
-> Yes, let the end begin!

* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* ShoutOut: To the Queen of Hearts from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.

!!King of Diptera, Beelzebub

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Despite being a demon, he has several insect features. Probably a reference to Beelzebub's most famous name: 'Lord of the Flies'
* DarkIsEvil: Weeelll...
--> '''Tetsu''': Sinful king praying for dark prosperity... king who has embraced the despair of light in those wings...
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: He is the lord of the Dark Irregulars Clan.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was mentioned as leader of the Dark Irregulars in [[AllThereInTheManual English Clan Profiles]] several months before his release.
* EvilOverlord
* {{Greed}}: Mentioned in his Ride Chant in the anime, 'sinful king praying for dark prosperity'
* ReligionOfEvil: There are some overtones of this in his anime Ride Chant.
* WaveMotionGun: In the anime, his 'Deepest Corruption' manifests as a blast of energy which sends a freaking shockwave across the Nationals arena. For the record, this was just a hologram. ''A non'' HardLight ''hologram''.


[[folder: Pale Moon]]
Vanguard's own CircusOfFear.

Like Dark Irregulars, they amass cards in the Soul, but instead use them to switch cards between the Soul and Rearguard to gain additional attacks.

* CircusOfFear: Averted, seemingly. A few card lores suggest it to be extreme, but not evil. Then again...
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: They're a covert team of assasins who seem to kill for whoevers in power.

!!Crimson Beast Tamer/Turquoise Beast Tamer
-> Twin sisters that are the backbone of the circus.

* AnIcePerson: Turquoise
* PlayingWithFire: Crimson
* WhipItGood

!!Nightmare Doll Alice

* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde hair in Anime, but fanworks tend to depict her with green hair.
* AliceAllusion
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* RobotGirl
* UncannyValleyGirl: In the anime.

!!Mistress Hurricane

* AbsoluteCleavage
* CuteMonsterGirl: More like [[EvilIsSexy Sexy Monster Girl]]
* {{Dominatrix}}: At the very least, there are serious overtones of this in her overall design.
* EpicHail: When she appears, she can summon a Pale Moon Unit from your Soul for a Counterblast.
* MsFanservice: [[BlatantLies There's no reason at all for her cleavage to be prominently displayed in the anime. No reason at all.]]
* WhipItGood
* WingedHumanoid

!!Silver Thorn Dragon Tamer, Luquier/[[spoiler: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]/Silver Thorn Dragon Empress, Venus Luquier
-> Go forth, Silver Thorn Serpents!
-> [[spoiler:Be Reversed. Soon, you, too, shall be my servant.]]
-> Come along with me, my Silver Thorn Servants!

* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* EpicHail: All of her forms have a LimitBreak that allows you to call units from the soul.
* FacialMarkings
* HypnoticEyes
* [[spoiler:IcyBlueEyes: Luquier Я]]
* LimitBreak
* [[spoiler:RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Luquier Я]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier Я]]
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:After being freed, she became kinder to her Silver Thorn servants.]]
* WhipItGood
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A nice, navy blue colour in fact. [[spoiler:Although it becomes bright red as Luquier Я]]
* WomanInWhite: Venus Luquier.

!!Silver Thorn Hypnos, Lydia
-> Please sleep...... Deeper, yes, deeper......

* UndyingLoyalty: To her Mistress, Luquier.


[[folder: Spike Brothers]]
A demonic UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball team.

They ZergRush the opponent by calling additional Units from the hand or deck during the Battle Phase.

!!Juggernaut Maximum
-> Smash to smithereens, Defensive Tackle!

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever

!!Demonic Lord, Dudley Emperor

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* EpicHail: He can bring forth Spike Brothers Units from your deck, allowing you to either defend with Panzer Gale's S-Special Intercept, or go on a serious offensive with Units like Juggernaut Maximum.
* LimitBreak
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: 'Dudley' is the InUniverse title for the most brutal and skilled Bloodball players. ''Anyone'' with that title is someone to be feared.
* TookALevelInBadass: No, not Dudley himself, since he's a different person to Dudley Dan. Dudley Emperor represents one for the entire Spike Brothers Clan, turning them from a [[CListFodder bit of a joke]] into a [[WhosLaughingNow serious threat]] overnight.


[[folder:Gear Chronicle]]

An enigmatic Clan who appeared from the ruins of an lost civilisation within Dark Zone. Gear Chronicle are comprised of the Gear Dragons and their allies, and harass temporal energies by using "Time Engines" to power their abilities. They seem to be working to counteract the effects of the "Space-Time Overlap Phenomenon" and "Stride" upon the Planet Cray.

They use cheap skills to send an opponent's Rearguards "back in time" to the bottom of their Deck. They can also "freeze time" to prevent Units from being called to the Guardian Circle, and send their low-Grade Units "forward in time" by returning them to the deck and replacing them with high-Grade Units.

* ClockworkCreature
* ClockPunk
* SteamPunk:
* TimeMaster: Their powers allow them to control time itself.
* TimeTravel: Due to their powers, they can travel through time.

!!Chrono Jet Dragon
-> ''The new future begins now.''

* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* TimeStandsStill: Its ability to prevent Grade 1 or higher units from guarding its attack is it freezing time to stop the guardians from blocking it.
* TimeTravel: One of his powers sends enemy units back in time, represented by his ability to send a rear-guard to the bottom of the deck.

!!Interdimensional Dragon, Mystery Flare Dragon
-> ''Now is the time to show it, the world that I truly wish for-!''

* AwesomeButImpractical: Its skill might be powerful but it requires Mystery Flare Dragon's attack hitting a Vanguard, the top four cards of your deck having different grades, and a counterblast of 4.
* ExtraTurn: The first Vanguard unit to have the ability to grant one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Gear Dragon, just like the other dragons in Gear Chronicle.
* TimeMaster: His ability is described as accelerating time.

[[TheMafia The insect mafia.]]

They forbid the opponent's Rearguard from Standing on your opponent's next Stand Phase, reducing the opponent's options and offensive power.

* DemotedToExtra: Megacolony was already one of the lesser clans before the introduction of the Link Joker clan, whose "Lock" ability basically does the exact same thing as Megacolony but ''better''. WordOfGod has stated that Megacolony will receive additional support in future expansions to compensate for this.
* TookALevelInBadass: And they certainly did get support with the ''Infinite Rebirth'' expansion. Their Break Ride unit switches ''all'' of the opponent's Units (including the Vanguard) to Rest ''and'' prevents them from standing. This makes them the only clan that can lock down a ''Vanguard'', at least if the opponent can't (or won't) Ride a new one during their next Ride Phase. Not even Link Joker can stop a Vanguard from attacking.


[[folder: Great Nature]]
A university of highly [[IntellectualAnimal intelligent animals]].

They specialise in ExplosiveOverclocking of their own Units, granting incredible power boosts at the cost of being forced to retire those Units after battle.

!!Scientist Monkey, Rue
-> Filled with genius, filled with power! Mad medicine!

* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* IntellectualAnimal

!!School Hunter, Leo-Pald/[[spoiler:School Punisher, Leo-pald Я]]
-> Researchers run through the plains of knowledge hunting for the truth.
-> [[spoiler: Yes, that "was" the ultimate truth. From now on, this is the truth!]]

* BackFromTheDead:
** His LimitBreak can return one of your rear-guard to the field but only if it was sent to the Drop Zone during the end phase.
** [[spoiler: Leo-pald Я can do the same for two rear-guards.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: Leo-Pald Я has been corrupted by Link Joker.]]
* LimitBreak
* PantheraAwesome
* [[spoiler:SuperMode: School Punisher, Leo-Pald Я]]

!!Pencil Squire, Hammsuke/Pencil Knight, Hammsuke/Pencil Hero, Hammsuke

!!Battler of the Twin Brush, Polaris
-> Second Wind, let's show them the power that lies beyond the limits!

* BearsAreBadNews
* {{Expy}}: Looks surprisingly similar to [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Volibear.]] [[ Here's a comparison picture.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Its Limit Break allows you to stand one of your rear guards with a power boost. Lampshaded in its flavour text.
* LimitBreak

!!Omniscience Dragon, Managarmr
-> Omniscience, is to know the ignorance of eternity.

* MixAndMatchCritters: A wolf dragon.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A wolf that turned into a dragon.
* StatusBuff: His skill allows him to increase the power of two rear-guards and grant them additional skills.
* UnblockableAttack: Not really unblockable, but the skills he gives to rear-guards prevent the opponent from defending with grade 1 or higher cards from his hand.


A clan of [[NatureSpirit nature spirits]] combined with LaResistance.

They focus on consistent field advantage, "planting" their own units back into the Deck in order to Superior Call more powerful ones.

!!Knight of Harvest, Gene

* EpicHail: Can call two younger versions of himself from the Deck by returning himself to the deck.

!!Arboros Dragon, Sephirot
--> Descend, Flower Blizzard! Blessings on all living creatures!

* AllLovingHero: He never hesitates to protect others, even being willing to sacrifice himself to save another.
* BigGood: He is the guardian dragon for the whole nation of Zoo.
* GeniusLoci: He is practically an embodiment of Neo Nectar.
* GreenThumb
* GuardianEntity
* LimitBreak
* MeaningfulName: The Sephirot is a concept from Judaism, also commonly known as the Tree of Life.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A flower-dragon merged with a colossal tree, with a magical staff.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His LimitBreak allows him to power up his allies, so long as there are two or more copies of each in play.


[[folder: Cray Elementals]]
The Cray Elementals are primordial spirits that have existed on Planet Cray since the dawn of time, originally manifesting as formless concepts like "Energy" or "Magic". They have recently gained the ability to take on temporary physical forms by tapping into a mysterious power deep within the planet, responding to the wishes of those dwelling upon Planet Cray.

Cray Elementals belong to every Clan and Nation simultaneously, and can thus be included in any Deck without restriction. The majority of them are Grade 4 "G Units" (as opposed to "Normal Units"), which can only be brought to the field by using the "Stride" skill to summon them from the "G Zone" for one turn.


[[folder: Harmonics Messiah]]
->''Shining on the darkness of chaos, oh grand light of truth---!''

The third Grade 4 card in the game. In the ''Neon Messiah'' film, it is the legendary Messiah which will be given to the winner of the Messiah Scramble tournament.

* DeusExMachina: Given Harmonics' incredible power and divine nature, it's likely that its appearance via Stride is meant to evoke this.
* LightIsGood
* MeaningfulName: The Harmonics part of its name is clearly derived from 'Harmony', reflecting how it belongs to all Clans and Nations at once.
** Stride is written with kanji that literally mean 'transcendence', reflecting Harmonics Messiah's status as a divine entity.
* MessianicArchetype: In more than name, it is the first card in the game which is in every Clan at once.
* OlympusMons
* OrderVersusChaos: Alluded to by its flavor text.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: It possesses a draconic appearance.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Is shown to have long green hair.



A mysterious dark force that acts as the BigBad to Cray, and by extension, the series itself. Void is described as "[[PowerOfTheVoid the power of nothingness]]": a nihilistic force that spreads across the universe without cause or consciousness, robbing the planets it conquers of life and light. The "Link Joker" clan and their "Lock" ability are said to be physical manifestations of Void.

A being infected with the power of Void is granted incredible strength: unleashing their repressed desires, granting supernatural powers (such as telekinesis) and enhancing their existing abilities. This property of Void would later be refined into a process known as "Reverse", which does not grant additional powers but [[MoreThanMindControl completely twists a victim's personality into one that unquestioningly follows the will of Void]].

* BigBad: It acts like this to Planet Cray, and by extension, the entire series.
* TheCorruption: "Reverse".
* EldritchAbomination
* EmptyEyes: In contrast to Psyqualia's GlowingEyesOfDoom, a Reversed fighter displays this.
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* OutsideContextVillain: InUniverse ''and'' in real life. InUniverse, Void simply appeared one day and began to threaten Planet Cray, inadvertently setting the anime's plot into motion. In real life, everyone expected Phantom Blaster Overlord to be the BigBad on Cray (like in the card game lore), but instead the mysterious force took that role while Phantom Blaster Overlord didn't even appear.
* NotHisSled: Phantom Blaster Overlord isn't the Cray plot's BigBad in the anime. The "Mysterious Force" is.
* PowerOfTheVoid: Literally.
* TheVirus: "Reverse". When a Reverse Fighter defeats a normal Cardfighter, the loser becomes a Reverse Fighter as well.