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)


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Anime appearances

Manga appearances

The Three Musketeers of Face Cards (ふださんじゅう Efuda no Sanjūshi)[1] are a series of LIGHT Warrior monsters used by Yugi Muto and Roku in the anime and manga.

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".

"Arcana Knight Joker" appears as a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship 2006 and Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008.



Each musketeer has the motif of a face card from a deck of standard playing cards, with "King's", "Queen's" and "Jack's Knight", representing the king, queen and jack, respectively.


Their Fusion Monster form, "Arcana Knight Joker", is named after the playing card; Joker. Their Effect Monster form, "Royal Straight Slasher", and its Summoning Spell Card, "Royal Straight", are both named after the poker hand; Royal straight flush.


  • In the original 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".[citation needed]

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 are used as Tribute fodder, or are fused to Summon the ultimate monster, "Arcana Knight Joker". Since "King" and "Queen's Knight" are Level 4 monsters, they can easily be used as Xyz Materials for most Xyz Monsters.