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"Link Joker" (リンクジョーカー Rinku Jōkā) is a clan from the nation of Star Gate, introduced in Trial Deck 11: Star-vader Invasion, and the avatar of Void, are the evil force attacking Planet Cray in seasons 2 and 3.

In the anime, Link Joker is responsible for Reverse, a phenomenon that causes Vanguard players to lose their soul and become possessed by Void. Reversed players (players affected by the Void in this way) can reverse other players by beating them in a cardfight. Reversed players use either Link Joker decks or decks based around a Яeverse unit, a unit corrupted by Link Joker.

In the lore, the advance party of Link Joker are the Star-vaders, led by Chaos Breaker, and are directly responsible for the Great Invasion War. Their original objective was to invade worlds and purge them of life. However, Blaster Blade managed to split the seed of the void, and over time the clan has lost the will to invade and destroy, eventually becoming a regular clan of Cray, though the main force is yet to reveal themselves... Another group of Link Joker appeared; the Deletors, led by Daunting Deletor, Oksizz, who intended to destroy Cray with their planet Brandt, although Messiah managed to save Cray as well as Earth from them. Afterwards, the Messiah as well as the remains of all the Star-vaders and Deletors who died on Cray reincarnated into a new generation of Link Joker, with the Messiah becoming the clan's new leader.

Background

Link Joker in Modern Times

"Link Joker", the invaders of the planet Cray, lost the war and failed to fulfill their objectives. Their directions have been divided into three.

The "Star-vaders" managed to escape from the planet despite their heavy casualties. They were not utterly eliminated, and some of their commanders remained unscathed. Hiding somewhere in the universe, the Star-vaders are probably preparing for another invasion.

For the "Deletors", who are bizzare beings lurking on the wandering star "Brandt", their number had been significantly reduced, but they are still wandering in the universe while preying on other lifeforms.

The Link Jokers left on the planet Cray would have faced their inevitable destruction. However, under the Messiah's will of "Harmony and Regeneration", now, they would take actions as new lifeforms---


The Factions of Link Joker, and their whereabouts

"Star-vaders", the forerunners who have destroyed many planets; "Deletors", the wanderers who trample on the milky way---"Link Joker" have released many of its factions into different dimensions, but due to their defeat in "Invasion Great War" and the dissolution of "Messiah Scramble", a great incident that takes place in a planet of another dimension that bears striking resemblance to Cray, the distribution of factions has been changed a lot. A section of "Star-vaders" managed to escape from Cray, but they failed to return to the main force, and they are hiding somewhere in the universe. "Brandt", the base of the "Deletors" which left the collision orbit without directly hitting Cray, are still wandering in the universe despite the heavy losses of fighting force. Nonetheless, the soldiers of "Link Joker" who were destroyed in the great wars exist in the most special situation. Their bodies melted into the soil of Cray after their destruction, but the substance could not be assimilated as parts of the planet because their bodies are composed of matter and energy that do not exist on Cray. Afterwards, they were reborn as new life forms that take root on Cray, by the power of "Messiah" awakened from its slumber. The birth of new lives affect the environment of Cray, for instance, spirits that produce the vital energy of "Link Joker" were born.

Playstyle

A central theme around all of the Link Joker's playstyles revolves around rendering their opponent units unable to be used, but does not destroy them: "Lock". The control Lock provides - while temporary - is extreme, and Link Joker uses these tactics to control the game in their favour.

  • Star-vaders completely focuses on Lock, and punish opponent for Locked cards they have and even force the opponent to put cards on the field as Locked in case they try to leave their rear-guard circles empty. Some also ultitise Omega Lock to prolong the penalty.
  • Messiah focuses on manipulating Lock by ultitise the Lock on both player and Unlock them for a bonus. By unlocking your own rear-guards during the Battle Phase you can do more attacks because units are unlocked as Stand. They also use Omega Lock
  • Deletors on the other hand focus on Delete, which reduces the opponent Vanguard's power to 0 to facilitate rushing and nullify their effects. Deletors don't have any restrictions to their effects and also include some locking.

Known/Notable Fighters

Design

Concept

The clan has 3 distinct themes, the Star-vaders are cybernetic beings, which is apparent in their predominantly metallic designs. They also typically have a/multiple Black Ring(s) somewhere on or around them. Their naming patterns are science (mostly physics/quantum physics) themed, inspired by famous theories such as Chaos Breaker Dragon and the Chaos Theory, elements of the periodic table such as Shockwave Star-vader, Dysprosium and Dysprosium, or space/nebula instances, such as Garnet Star Dragon and Mu Cephei.

The Deletors are aliens, and are more monstrous looking compared the sleekness of the rest of the clan, however unlike the Star-vaders, they are completely organic. Their naming patterns are as strange as their appearance.

The Messiahs are transcendent beings that could almost be considered gods or deities, and most of them hold the Planets Cray and Earth. They resemble dragons, but are sleeker and more majestic. Their naming patterns are religious and/or safety themed, such as Excelics Messiah, and Amnesty Messiah respectively.

Races

Name Type Description
Alien Shared
Cyber Beast Unique
Cyber Dragon Unique
Cyber Fairy Unique
Cyber Golem Unique
Cyberoid Unique
Human Shared
Messiah Shared

Themes

Name Type Description
Blasters Sub-clan
Chaos Archetype
Deletors Sub-clan
Glendios Archetype
Grei Archetype
Infinite Sub-clan
Messiah Sub-clan
Яeverse Archetype
Star-vaders Sub-clan

Sets containing Link Joker cards

Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
Booster Set 12: Binding Force of the Black Rings 21
Booster Set 13: Catastrophic Outbreak 11
Booster Set 15: Infinite Rebirth 18
Booster Set 17: Blazing Perdition 17
Booster Set 16: Legion of Dragons & Blades ver.E 28
Booster Set 17: Blazing Perdition ver.E 28
G Booster Set 3: Sovereign Star Dragon 15
G Booster Set 5: Moonlit Dragonfang 17
G Booster Set 8: Absolute Judgment 12

Extra Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
G Comic Booster 1: Vanguard & Deletor 22
Movie Booster 1: Neon Messiah 23
G Clan Booster 6: Rondeau of Chaos & Salvation 45

Decks and Starter Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
Trial Deck 11: Star-vader Invasion 17
Starter Set: Star-vader Invasion 20
Trial Deck 17: Will of the Locked Dragon 17
Starter Set: Will of the Locked Dragon 20
Movie Trial Deck 1: Malefic Deletor 17
G Trial Deck 5: Fateful Star Messiah 19
G Starter Set: Fateful Star Messiah 22
G Trial Deck 15: Messiah Dragon of Rebirth 18

Extra Collections

Set Name No. of Cards
Fighters Collection 2014 1
Fighters Collection 2015 2
Fighters Collection 2015 Winter 2
Fighters Collection 2016 2
Revival Collection Vol. 1 2
Fighters Collection 2017 3

List of Link Joker cards

Grade 0

Card Name Race Type
Acquire Deletor, Igor Alien
Aperture Star-vader, Quantum Cyberoid
Asteroid Wolf Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Beloved Child of Superstring Theory Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Draw)
Biting Deletor, Geeva Alien Trigger unit (Critical)
Black Ring Chain, Pleiades Cyberoid
Blink Messiah Messiah Trigger unit (Critical)
Cramping Deletor, Edy Alien Trigger unit (Stand)
Earnest Star-vader, Selenium Cyberoid
Exulting Deletor, Maestol Alien Trigger unit (Draw)
Flutter Deletor, Zuiije Alien
Forbidden Child of Reaction Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Heal)
Hollow Gazer of the Imaginary Area Cyberoid Trigger unit (Stand)
Involution Star-vader, Carbon Cyberoid
Keyboard Star-vader, Bismuth Cyberoid Trigger unit (Stand)
Lady Healer of the Torn World Cyberoid Trigger unit (Heal)
Light that Lights Up Demise, Carina Cyberoid Trigger unit (Heal)
Long Sword of the Ancient Planet, Broadsword Cyberoid Trigger unit (Stand)
Marching Deletor, Maze Alien Trigger unit (Critical)
Micro-hole Dracokid Cyber Dragon
Natatorial Deletor, Nie Alien
Neon Messiah Messiah
Neon Messiah Aurion Messiah
Nova Star-vader, Actinium Cyberoid
Origin Fist, Big Bang Cyberoid
Override Deletor, Olg Alien Trigger unit (Critical)
Polypod Deletor, Oloron Alien Trigger unit (Stand)
Proton Kicker, Proton-striker Cyberoid
Pulse Monk of the Quaking Foot Cyberoid Trigger unit (Critical)
Recollection Star-vader, Tellurium Cyberoid Trigger unit (Heal)
Rendering Deletor, Efames Alien Trigger unit (Stand)
Shockwave Star-vader, Dysprosium Cyberoid Trigger unit (Stand)
Spawn of the Spiral Nebula Cyber Fairy
Spicule Shark Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Sprig Birdy Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Draw)
Sprout Deletor, Luchi Alien
Squeezing Deletor, Id Alien Trigger unit (Draw)
Star-vader, Aether Looper Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Heal)
Star-vader, Apollonel Dragon Cyber Dragon Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Archfox Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Bravefang Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Brushcloud Cyber Golem Trigger unit (Stand)
Star-vader, Butterfly Effect Cyber Fairy
Star-vader, Dust Tail Unicorn Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Gammadile Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Stand)
Star-vader, Jeiratail Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Draw)
Star-vader, Magnetar Hedgehog Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Meteor Liger Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Moon Commander Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Stand)
Star-vader, Nebula Captor Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Draw)
Star-vader, Null Chameleon Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Paradigm Shift Dragon Cyber Dragon Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Pixie Powder Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Heal)
Star-vader, Planck Dracokid Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Quark Shoebill Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Draw)
Star-vader, Robin Knight Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Roche Wave Cyber Golem Trigger unit (Stand)
Star-vader, Scounting Ferris Cyber Beast Trigger unit (Draw)
Star-vader, Sparkdoll Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Stellar Garage Cyber Fairy Trigger unit (Heal)
Star-vader, Weiss Soldat Cyber Golem Trigger unit (Critical)
Star-vader, Worldline Dragon Cyber Dragon
Taunting Deletor, Gotho Alien Trigger unit (Heal)
Vortex Star-vader, Molybdenum Cyberoid Trigger unit (Draw)
White Night Fenrir Cyber Beast


Grade 1

Card Name Race Type
Abolition Star-vader, Neodymium Cyberoid
Asleep Messiah Messiah
Asteroid Belt Lady Gunner Cyberoid
Barrier Star-vader, Promethium Cyberoid Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Binding Heavy Star, Cluster Mine Cyberoid
Breaking Deletor, Gatario Alien
Chewing Deletor, Boroh Alien
Clearout Star-vader, Buromin Cyberoid
Cosmosphere Cat Cyber Beast
Dark Metal Chameleon Cyber Beast
Deception Star-vader, Nickel Cyberoid
Demon Claw Star-vader, Lanthanum Cyberoid
Deriding Deletor, Aieda Alien
Destiny Dealer Cyber Beast
Divide Monk of the Shattering Fist Cyberoid
Dunamis Messiah Messiah
Eclipse Star-vader, Charcoal Cyberoid
Engraving Star-vader, Praseodymium Cyberoid
Ferment Deletor, Gaen Alien
Flowers in Vacuum, Cosmo Wreath Cyberoid Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Globule Dober Cyber Beast
Grab Hand Gorilla Cyber Beast
Gravity Ball Dragon Cyber Dragon
Gravitate Turtle Cyber Beast
Hire Deletor, Farwon Alien
Hollow Twin Blades, Binary Star Cyberoid
Homing Star-vader, Fermium Cyberoid
Idolizing Deletor, Guim Alien
Ill-fate Deletor, Drown Alien
Imaginary Orthos Cyber Beast
Infinitesimal Star-vader, Mayoron Cyberoid
Instill Deletor, Ender Alien Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Ironclad Star-vader, Thorium Cyberoid Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Lady Battler of the White Dwarf Cyberoid
Lady Keeper of Virtual Reality Cyberoid Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Lady Searcher of Planetary Minerals Cyberoid
Lockbreaker, Riddle Biter Cyberoid
Looting Deletor, Gunec Alien
Mana Shot Star-vader, Neon Cyberoid
Olverse Pangolin Cyber Beast Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Opener of Dark Gates Cyber Fairy
Overeat Deletor, Onagil Alien
Paradox Nail Fenrir Cyber Beast
Planet Collapse Star-vader, Erbium Cyberoid
Poisonous Deletor, Edda Alien
Prayer Child of Steady State Cosmo Cyber Fairy Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Prison Gate Star-vader, Palladium Cyberoid
Protosun Dracokid Cyber Dragon
Providential Child of Gravitational Collapse Cyber Fairy
Ray Star-vader, Samarium Cyberoid
Refusing Deletor, Evil Alien Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Remove Deletor, Igalga Alien Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Resenting Deletor, Vuera Alien
Reversal Star-vader, Nobelium Cyberoid Sentinel (Quintet Wall)
Sacrifice Messiah Messiah
Star-vader, Atom Router Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Aurora Eagle Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Chaos Beat Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Crumble Mare Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Elgibus Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Grand Baboon Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Heliopause Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Metonaxe Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Penrose Gate Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Rejection Dragon Cyber Dragon Sentinel (Quintet Wall)
Star-vader, Ruin Magician Cyber Fairy
Star-vader, Satellite Mirage Cyber Fairy
Star-vader, Spiral Arm Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Turndown Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Volt Line Cyber Fairy
Strafing Star-vader, Ruthenium Cyberoid
Sword Draw Star-vader, Vorium Cyberoid
Taboo Star-vader, Rubidium Cyberoid
Throwing Star-vader, Thorium Cyberoid
Turmoil Star-vader, Zinc Cyberoid


Grade 2

Card Name Race Type
Albedo Condor Cyber Beast
Arrester Messiah Messiah
Awaking Messiah Messiah
Blast Monk of the Thundering Foot Cyberoid
Bloating Deletor, Gio Alien
Bomber Star-vader, Magnesium Cyberoid
Bullet-mark Star-vader, Rhenium Cyberoid
Chain-battle Star-vader, Technetium Cyberoid
Clipping Deletor, Evo Alien
Companion Star Star-vader, Photon Cyberoid
Deep Shadow Star-vader, Strontium Cyber Fairy
Deimos Bear Cyber Beast
Devastation Star-vader, Tungsten Cyberoid
Disorder Star-vader, Iron Cyberoid
Emission Line Star-vader, Antimony Cyberoid
Flash Gun Star-vader, Osmium Cyberoid
Forbid Deletor, Zakuelad Alien
Furious Claw Star-vader, Niobium Cyberoid
Gamma Burst Fenrir Cyber Beast
Gravity Collapse Dragon Cyber Dragon
Great Wall Cyber Golem
Greedy Deletor, Jail Alien
Gyre Flower, Dark Chakram Cyberoid
Hailing Deletor, Alba Alien
Hailing Deletor, Elro Alien
Heavymaterial Dragon Cyber Dragon
Iron Star Black Bullet, Photosphere Cyberoid
Juxtapose Deletor, Gaele Alien
Lady Battler of the Black Dwarf Cyberoid
Lady Battler of the Gravity Well Cyberoid
Lady Fencer of Matter Transmission Cyberoid
Le Maul Cyber Golem
Lie-down Deletor, Given Alien
Lightspeed Cheetah Cyber Beast
Metallia Messiah Messiah
Meteor Monk of the Force Foot Cyberoid
Negligible Hydra Cyber Beast
Paradise Elk Cyber Beast
Peeling Deletor, Progue Alien
Punishment Deletor, Gieron Alien
Pursuing Deletor, Egotte Alien
Rapid Gunner of Degeneration Cyberoid
Rotting Deletor, Izret Alien
Shading Star-vader, Sulfur Cyberoid
Singularity Sniper Cyber Fairy
Star-vader of Silence, Dilaton Cyberoid
Star-vader, Astro-reaper Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Cold Death Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Colony Maker Cyber Fairy
Star-vader, Gemingar Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Globuladia Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Krusgabel Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Magnet Hollow Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Mobius Breath Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Mulepton Cyber Fairy
Star-vader, Pulsar Bear Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Red Sprite Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Sinister Eagle Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Strange Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Stronghold Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Sword Viper Cyber Golem
Starholder Dragon Cyber Dragon
Strike Star-vader, Krypton Cyberoid
Sunset Edge, Duskblade Cyberoid
Swift Deletor, Geali Alien
Unrivaled Star-vader, Radon Cyberoid


Grade 3

Card Name Race Type
Alter Ego Messiah Messiah
Alter Ego Neo Messiah Messiah
Astrobreak Dragon Cyber Dragon
Binary Star Twin Gunner Cyberoid
Catastrophstinger Cyber Golem
Confront Deletor, Jagwokk Alien
Cradle of the Stars, Stellar Maker Cyberoid
Darkjet Deletor, Greiend Alien
Daunting Deletor, Oksizz Alien
Diverging Deletor, Newark Alien
Docking Deletor, Greion Alien
Drill Monk of the Fierce Foot Cyberoid
Edict Star-vader, Halcion Cyberoid
Heavy Blast Star-vader, Berkelium Cyberoid
Howling Deletor, Fruet Alien
Innocent Blade, Heartless Cyberoid
Interstellar Binder Cyber Fairy
Ionization Star-vader, Hafnium Cyberoid
Juxtapose Deletor, Zaele Alien
Knight of Entropy Cyber Golem
Lady Attacker of Vacuum Collapse Cyberoid
Lady Battler of the Accretion Disc Cyberoid
Lady Gunner of the Neutron Star Cyberoid
Mashing Deletor, Gaon Alien
Mirror-world Lion Cyber Beast
Mixed Deletor, Keios Alien
Penetrate Deletor, Iggy Alien
Planetary Corpse King, Brandt Alien
Restrain Dragon Cyber Dragon
Rewind Dragon Cyber Dragon
Schrodinger's Lion Cyber Beast
Schwarzschild Dragon Cyber Dragon
Setting Sun Star-vader, Darmstadtium Cyberoid
Soundless Archer, Conductance Cyberoid
Squirm Deletor, Lourelou Alien
Star-vader, "Omega" Glendios Cyber Golem
Star-vader, "Яeverse" Cradle Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Blaster Joker Human
Star-vader, Boseritter Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Chaosbringer Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Crisis Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Dark Band Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Dark Zodiac Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Francium Cyberoid
Star-vader, Freezeray Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Garnet Star Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Graviton Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Imaginary Plane Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Infinite Distarv Cyber Golem
Star-vader, Infinite Zero Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Metal Griffin Cyber Beast
Star-vader, Morion Star Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Multiverse Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Nebula Lord Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Railstar Dragon Cyber Dragon
Star-vader, Venom Dancer Cyber Golem
Supergiant Lady Gunner Cyberoid
Twilight Baron Cyber Golem
Waving Deletor, Greidhol Alien
Wings of Phenomenon, Wingmatter Cyberoid


Grade 4

Card Name Race Type
Blaming Deletor, Ibiores Alien G unit (G guardian)
Darkness that Lights Up Demise, Lacus Carina Cyberoid G unit (G guardian)
Death Star-vader, "Omega Fall" Glendios Cyber Golem G unit (Stride)
Death Star-vader, "Omega Loop" Glendios Cyber Golem G unit (Stride)
Death Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Deluge Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe Cyber Golem G unit (Stride)
Death Star-vader, Demon Maxwell Cyber Golem G unit (G guardian)
Death Star-vader, Glueball Dragon Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Death Star-vader, Quintessence Dragon Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Deliberate Deletor, Aodaien Alien G unit (Stride)
Genesis Beast, Destiny Guardian Cyber Beast G unit (G guardian)
Genesis Dragon, Amnesty Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Basaltis Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Bearing Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Excelics Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Flageolet Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Harmonics Neo Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Judgement Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Dragon, Trans-else Messiah Messiah G unit (Stride)
Genesis Machine Deity, Altwilder Cyber Golem G unit (Stride)
Genesis Machine Deity, Desthagen Cyber Golem G unit (G guardian)
Light that Seals the Tear, Lady Healer Cyberoid G unit (G guardian)
Nebula Dragon, Big Crunch Dragon Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Nebula Dragon, Cyclic Dragon Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Nebula Dragon, Maximum Seal Dragon Cyber Dragon G unit (Stride)
Original Deletor, Egorg Alien G unit (Stride)


Trivia

  • On the cards, the phrase "Link Joker" in the bottom-right corner is outlined in red unlike all other clans, similar to the "Яeverse" in each Reverse unit's name.
  • This clan is tied with Gear Chronicle for having the greatest number of unique races (5 races).
  • The units locked by Link Joker units is shown similarly to the orbital of atom proposed by Ernest Rutherford, which is usually seen in logo of atoms.
    • Some Link Joker units have runes in their Black Ring similar to some Reverse units, their meaning is currently unknown, .
    • So far, this is the only clan with alternative winning conditions.

Etymology