Japanflag グラディエーター
Phonetic: Guradiētā
Released In: DM-06 Invincible Soul
DM-06 Stomp-A-Trons of Invincible Wrath
Civilization(s): Light
DM-Wiki: Article
Category: Gladiator

Gladiator is a race of creature in the Light Civilization.



Each Gladiator class has a name in katakana, preceded by the word 宣凶師(せんきょうし, senkyoushi), such as in 宣凶師エリオット. 宣凶師 is a pun on 宣教師, which means missionary, with the middle kanji swapped out to mean "doom" or "disaster" instead, indicating their roles as heralds of coming destruction.

Evolutions use the prefix 聖皇(せいこう, seikou) instead, and always contain a "first name" エール(aile) before the rest of their name. 聖皇 is an honorific way to refer to the 天皇(てんのう, tennou), or the Japanese emperor.

Multicolored cards featuring Gladiator as a race use the identifier 賢者(けんじゃ, kenja), meaning "sage", including multicolored evolution cards.


Each Gladiator creature has "the Explorer" after their name. This is possibly a result of Wizards of the Coast not wanting to include any sort of reference to Christianity in their card names.

Evolution cards use "Warlord" for the prefix, and combine the エール(ail) with the rest of the name, such as in Warlord Ailzonius.

Multicolored cards featuring Gladiator as a race use the identifier "Explorer", such as in Electro Explorer Syrion. Multicolored evolution cards use "Warlord", such as in Agira, the Warlord Crawler.


A commonly used Gladiator creature is Sol Habaki, Apocalyptic Sage used to return cards in your mana zone back into your hand later in the duel.

The race consists of many blockers, especially those that have high power given certain conditions.


Gladiators serve as transports that procure resources for inhabitants of the Light world. To accomplish this, some emit laser beams to lift the objects up into the ship. Some have tentacles to move objects and others use energy fields to decompose material for easy gathering. Like Berserkers, they are made of alloy parts. The shape of the Gladiator is determined by its function. Sizes vary from that of small tank cars to large tanker ships.

Evolution Creatures resemble the Dogu type of Japanese pottery.


Evolution Creatures

Creatures that evolve from Gladiators

Evolution Creature: Evolves From:
Agira, the Warlord Crawler Evolution—Put on one of your Gladiators or Earth Eaters
■ Each of your other Gladiators and Earth Eaters in the battle zone gets +2000 power.

■ Whenever one of your Gladiators or Earth Eaters blocks, you may draw a card.

Warlord Ailzonius Evolution—Put on one of your Gladiators.


Races in the Light Civilization
Angel CommandAngel Command DragonApollonia Dragon
BerserkerCosmo WalkerGladiatorGuardianIdolInitiate
Justice OrbJudgment EmblemJudgment Emblem ZJustice WingLight Bringer
Mecha Del SolMecha ThunderMetallicaOutrage NyankoRainbow PhantomSabakist
Shine MonsterShining Command DragonSoltrooperStarlight TreeWhite Command Dragon
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