"New Order" (Japanese:
All card names in the series also contain the word "Etheric" (エーテリック Ēterikku), which is also a legitimate name for the series. The word "etheric" can be connected to various psychic and spiritual beliefs, such as Etheric plane and Etheric body as well as Aether, the classical element once believed to have composed most of outer space. Each monster's name contains their own Rank as well as the name of an ancient Egyptian deity. The number of glowing gems on each of the monsters' glyphs is equal to their own Rank.
The "New Order" monsters appear to be connected to the "Numbers", as when they are Xyz Summoned, they appear through the same galaxy-like Overlay Network usually exclusive to the "Numbers". In addition, when Xyz Summoned, a glowing yellow cartouche appears on-screen with Egyptian numerals inside, similar to the effect that appears when a "Number" monster is Xyz Summoned. Finally, the name "New Order" on the Japanese cards is abbreviated 「ＮＯ」, similar to how the Japanese names of the "Number" monsters feature the abbreviation 「Ｎｏ．」.