"D/D/D" stands for "Different Dimension Daemon". Taste the power of demon kings that have conquered different dimensions.— Declan Akaba on "D/D/D".
"D/D/D" monsters are named after either a historical figure, usually a military leader, or some form of the end of the world (e.g. "Armageddon") and they encompass all of the Extra Deck monsters, as well as some Main Deck Effect Monsters.
In Japanese, most of their names include puns on office roles, creating a demonic hierarchy-themed archetype, though this nuance is difficult to translate. The pun often relies on the kanji 「
Each of the "Super Doom King" monsters is based on a main antagonist from a previous anime series.
- "Purple Armageddon": Zorc Necrophades and Nightshroud.
- "Bright Armageddon": Z-one.
- "Dark Armageddon": Don Thousand and the Barian Emblem that served as his symbol.
- Its Japanese name - "Darkness Hell Armageddon" - is the same as Nightshroud's Japanese name, Darkness.
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). In the English dub, Declan does not mention what "D/D/D" stands for.
"Different Dimension" refers to the fact that there are "D/D/D" monsters of all Extra Deck monster types, with each Extra Deck monster type (Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Link) originating from a different dimension.
- Historical/Legendary Figures
The following "D/D/D" monsters are named after historical or legendary figures.
The names of "D/D/D Flame High King Genghis", "D/D/D Gust High King Alexander", and "D/D/D Wave High King Caesar" in the OCG feature the word "Executive" after the word "High King". This word is absent in the TCG versions of the cards.
The following "D/D/D" monsters are named after mythical apocalyptic events. Typically, their card artwork features the monster sitting upon a throne.
|Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok||Ragnarök|
|Fusion||Wave Oblivion King Caesar Ragnarok[note 2]|
|Xyz||Deviser King Deus Machinex||Deus ex machina|
|Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga||Kali Yuga|
- Doom King Armageddon & Counterpart Forms
The following "D/D/D" monsters are either "D/D/D Doom King Armageddon", or are alternate forms of the monster. The three Extra Deck forms of the monster each also reference an antagonist character from a Yu-Gi-Oh anime series.
|Type||D/D/D||YGO Antagonist||Apocalypse||Corporate title|
|Doom King Armageddon||Armageddon||CEO|
|Vice King Requiem||Requiem||COO|
|Chaos King Apocalypse||Apocalypse|
|Fusion||Super Doom King Purple Armageddon||Zorc Necrophades/Nightshroud||Armageddon||CEO|
|Synchro||Super Doom King Bright Armageddon||Z-one|
|Xyz||Super Doom King Dark Armageddon||Don Thousand|
"D/D/D" monsters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga are all based on the number 0, due to their owner Reiji Akaba's obsession with the number in the manga. The primary two "D/D/D" monsters are based on famous mathematicians, while the G.O.D. monster "Go! - D/D/D Divine Zero King Rage" is based on Reiji himself.
|Destiny King Zero Laplace||Pierre-Simon Laplace|
|Supersight King Zero Maxwell||James Clerk Maxwell|
|Divine Zero King Rage||Reiji Akaba|
- Not an OCG/TCG card.
- The monster is thematically a Fusion of "D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok" and "D/D/D Wave King Caesar"; its name thus contains both an "apocalypse" portion and a "historical king" portion.
- The pun is only on
創 業(founding), but this appears to be a reference to the title 創 業 者(founder)