Three Musketeers of Face Cards

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Three Musketeers of Face Cards
"King's Knight", "Jack's Knight" and "Queen's Knight"
  • ふださんじゅう
  • 絵札の三銃士 (base)
  • えふだのさんじゅうし (ruby)
  • Efuda no Sanjūshi (romanized)
  • Cartes des Figures des Trois Mousquetaires
  • Musketier
  • Tre Moschettieri delle Figure
  • Cartas de las Figuras de los Tres Mosqueteros
Anime appearances
Manga appearances

The Three Musketeers of Face Cards (ふださんじゅう Efuda no Sanjūshi)[1][2], sometimes called The Three Royal Knights in official merchandise[3], are a series of LIGHT Warrior monsters used by Yugi Muto and Roku in the anime and manga. While initially they had very few cards, they received further support in King's Court.

The three main members are "Queen's Knight", "King's Knight", and "Jack's Knight". There are two monsters that can be Summoned through a combination of the three: "Arcana Knight Joker" and "Royal Straight Slasher". Two additional combinations were released later that didn't appear in the anime: "Arcana Extra Joker" and "Arcana Triumph Joker".



Each Musketeer has the motif of a face card from a deck of standard playing card, with "King's", "Queen's" and "Jack's Knight", representing one of the three face cards in the deck.

Musketeer Playing card origin
King's Knight King
Queen's Knight Queen
Jack's Knight Jack


Additionally, there are other Effect Monsters related to the Three Musketeers, each representing cards outside of the standard face cards.

Monster Playing card origin
Imperial Bower Best Bower
Joker's Knight Joker


Each of the Three Musketeers has an evolved form. Each evolution involves using all the Three Musketeers as materials for different Summoning mechanics. These monsters share a similar naming pattern where their names start with "Arcana" (a reference to the card medium) and end with "Joker" (a reference to the Joker card).

"Royal Straight Slasher" is another combined form of the Three Musketeers, except it is not based on a specific Musketeer. Instead of the Joker, it is instead based on a royal straight flush, the best possible hand in ace-high games.

Monster Base Musketeer Monster type Playing card origin
Arcana Extra Joker King's Knight Link Joker
Arcana Triumph Joker Queen's Knight Effect
Arcana Knight Joker Jack's Knight Fusion
Royal Straight Slasher - Special Summon Royal straight flush

Playing style[edit]

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.



  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 267267 (Duelist Duel 208): "Slifer vs. Ra!"
  2. "King's Court product page".
  3. "The YGOrganization: New Merchandise".
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 0099: "A Fearsome God Descends!!"