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Initiate
Japanflag イニシエート
Phonetic: Inishiēto
Released In: DM-01 Base Set (OCG)
DM-01 Base Set
Civilization(s): Light
Japanese Wiki: 120
Category for Initiate.

Initiate is a race of creature in the Light Civilization.

Nomenclature

OCG

In the OCG, Initiates follow the name format "<something>の使徒 <name>". 使徒 (Shito) can either refer directly to an apostle (the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ) or anyone else with a holy objective they're trying to accomplish. Thus, it can generally mean either "apostle" or "disciple".

Evolution creatures all have the title 聖天使 (Seitenshi), which means "holy angel". Their name is always two words, and the second word always ends in キューラ (-kyuura), which is taken from the end of the word "valkyrie".

Multiracial Initiates have the identifier 聖者 (Seija), meaning "saint".

In addition, many Initiates have German-sounding names.

TCG

In the TCG, all Initiates follow the naming scheme "<name>, Vizier of <thing>", such as Toel, Vizier of Hope. A vizier is a high-ranking official in certain Muslim states.

Evolution creatures use the same format as Guardian evolutions: "<name>, the <adjective>". The adjective chosen is generally more "extreme" than those chosen for the Guardians, though.

Multiracial Initiates also use the word "vizier" to be identified, such as Estol, Vizier of Aqua and Skysword, the Savage Vizier.

Story

Initiates are artificial life forms that serve Light Bringers. When not in service, they hover in the air in a "holding" mode, awaiting their next order. Initiates are the most populous among Light creatures.

Constructed of alloy pieces and held together by an energy force field, their appearance varies according to their function. It appears that Hanusa is their creator or their activator.

Support

Supporting

Cards supported by Initiates

Supported Card: Card Effect:
Ignatchio, Vizier of Herculean Strength ■ This creature gets +2000 for each of your other Initiate creatures in the battle zone.

Evolution Creatures

Creatures that evolve from Initiates

Evolution Creature: Evolves From:
Craze Valkyrie, the Drastic Evolution—Put on one of your Initiates.
Glais Mejicula, the Extreme Evolution—Put on one of your Initiates.
Kizar Basiku, the Outrageous Evolution—Put on one of your Initiates.
Sieg Balicula, the Intense Evolution—Put on one of your Initiates.
Silence Topaz Evolution—Put on one of your Initiates.

Example

CrazeValkyrietheDrastic


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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