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"D/D/D" stands for Different Dimension Daemon. Taste the power of demon kings that have conquered different dimensions.

— Declan Akaba on the D/D/D.

"D/D/D" ( (ディー) (ディー) (ディー) DīDīDī), known as DDD in English manga, and pronounced "Triple D" in the dubbed anime, is a sub-archetype of the "D/D" archetype used by Declan Akaba in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime and manga. The "D/D/D" monsters serve as the "bosses" of the "D/D" archetype due to most of the archetype's gameplay focusing on their summoning, along with the fact that "D/D/D" monsters generally have higher ATK and DEF and stronger effects than non "D/D/D" "D/D" monsters. With the release of this archetype's first Link Monster, "D/D/D Abyss King Gilgamesh", in LINK VRAINS Pack 2, it becomes the first archetype of the game capable of using all Summoning methods available at the moment, save for Ritual Summoning.

Design

Appearance

"D/D/D" monsters are named after either a historical person, usually a military leader, or some form of the end of the world (e.g. "Armageddon") and they encompass all of the Extra Deck Summon Monsters as well as some Main Deck Effect Monsters. Most of them have an attributed office role from a pun on their name, creating a demonic hierarchy-themed archetype.

Each of the "Super Doom King" monsters are based on past main antagonists from previous series.

Etymology

According to Declan Akaba, "D/D/D" is short for "Different Dimension Demon" (ディファレント・ディメンション・デーモン Difarento Dimenshon Dēmon).[1] [2] This refers to how the "D/D/D" monsters consists of monsters of all Extra Deck Summoning methods, with each Extra Deck Summoning method existing during the ARC-V series (Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz) originating from a different dimension in the anime.

The "D/D/D" archetype marks the first time that monsters with the word "Demon" (or "Daemon") in their names were released in the TCG, with said word intact. However since the word "Demon" is simply represented in the card names via an acronym, the use of this word is comparatively subtle, and the English anime does not have Declan mention this detail.

Members

D/D/D Origin
Historical person/End of Days Office hierarchy
Abyss King Gilgamesh Gilgamesh CNO
Amnesty King Doom Makina Deus ex machina President
Chaos King Apocalypse Apocalypse Bureau Director
Cursed King Siegfried Siegfried N/A
Destiny King Zero Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace N/A
(Go! - ) Divine Zero King Rage God N/A
Doom King Armageddon Armageddon CEO
Super Doom King Bright Armageddon
Super Doom King Dark Armageddon
Super Doom King Purple Armageddon
Dragon King Pendragon Uther Pendragon/King Arthur N/A
Dragonbane King Beowulf Beowulf N/A
Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga Kali Yuga/Kalki Avatar Founder
Eulogy King Vice Requiem Requiem COO
Flame High King Genghis Genghis Khan Executive
Flame King Genghis
Gust High King Alexander Alexander III of Macedon Executive
Gust King Alexander CPO
Knowledge King Tomb Conquistador Conquistador CKO
Marksman King Tell William Tell N/A
Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok Ragnarök Chairman
Oracle King d'Arc Joan of Arc N/A
Rebel King Leonidas Leonidas of Sparta N/A
Stone King Darius Darius the Great N/A
(/D) Super-Dimensional Sovereign Emperor Zero Paradox N/A N/A
Supersight King Zero Maxwell James Clerk Maxwell N/A
Supreme King Kaiser Kaiser CAO/CIO
Wave High King Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Executive
Wave King Caesar
Wave Oblivion King Caesar Ragnarok Gaius Julius Caesar/Ragnarök Chairman

References

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