"F.A.", short for "Formula Athlete" (Ｆ．Ａ． Fōmyura Asurīto) is an archetype of WIND Machine monsters. It is one of two formerly TCG-exclusive archetypes that debuted in Code of the Duelist, the other being "Vendread".
The archetype is based on a futuristic motor racing theme, with some elements referencing the motorsports events such as Formula One or Grand Prix Motorcycle racing.
So far, all monsters of this archetype have original 0 ATK.
||New when at Lv. ≥ 7
|Hang On Mach
||Unaffected by activated effects of monsters whose original Levels/Ranks are lower than current Level.
||Any card that would be sent to the opponent's Graveyard is banished instead.
||Cannot be destroyed by battle against monsters whose original Levels/Ranks are lower than current Level.
||Can make up to 2 attacks on monsters during each Battle Phase.
||Opponent's monsters whose original Level/Rank is lower than this card's Level cannot target monsters for attacks or effects, except this card.
||Opponent's monsters cannot activate their effects until the end of the Damage Step when an F.A. monster battles.
||Opponent must pay 300 LP to activate the effect of a monster whose original Level/Rank is lower than this card's Level
||Opponent cannot discard or send cards from their hand to the Graveyard to activate a card effect.
Similar to the "Fortune Lady" archetype, the "F.A" monsters get stronger the higher their Levels. All non-Tuner monsters revealed thus far gain 300 ATK x their own Level and have effects and support cards that increase their Levels further. The Main Deck non-Tuner monsters also gain a new effect when at Level 7 or higher.