Three Musketeers of Face Cards
The Three Musketeers of Face Cards (
The three main members are "Queen's Knight", "King's Knight", and "Jack's Knight". There are two monsters can be Summoned through a combination of the three: "Arcana Knight Joker" and "Royal Straight Slasher".
Each of the Three Musketeers has an evolved form, combined with the other two. These monsters all share similar naming patterns starting with "Arcana", a reference to the card medium, and ending with "Joker", a reference to the Joker. Each evolution also involves using the Three Musketeers as materials for a different Summoning mechanic to Summon the evolution. In addition, there is another Effect Monster combined form of the three, which is not based on any Musketeer in particular: "Royal Straight Slasher". This card is Summoned using the Spell Card "Royal Straight". Both are named after the poker hand Royal straight flush.
|Monster||Base Musketeer||Card type||Summoning mechanic||Playing card|
|Royal Straight Slasher||All Three Musketeers||Effect||Nomi
Special Summon with "Royal Straight"
|Royal straight flush|
|Arcana Extra Joker||King's Knight||Link||Link Summon||Joker|
|Arcana Triumph Joker||Queen's Knight||Effect||Its own Special Summon|
|Arcana Knight Joker||Jack's Knight||Fusion||Fusion Summon|
The main purpose of this series is to swarm the field using the effect of "King's Knight", which can only be activated if "Queen's Knight" is on the field, and is used to Special Summon "Jack's Knight". They can be used as Tribute fodder, or can be Fused, Tributed or used as Link Materials to Summon the ultimate monsters: "Arcana Knight Joker", "Arcana Triumph Joker" and "Arcana Extra Joker", respectively. Also, since "King" and "Queen's Knight" are Level 4 monsters, they can easily be used as Xyz Materials for most Xyz Monsters.
- In the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga, "King's", "Queen's" and "Jack's Knight" were known as The Three Swordsmen, possessing the maximum speed Summon ability, although they were eventually outmatched by Yako Tenma and his "Summoner Monk".