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Some card names in the TCG and OCG use shortened or abbreviated names, either because the names would be too long unabbreviated, or for stylistic reasons. This page serves to list what each of these abbreviations stand for.

Monster Cards

English Japanese Expansion Notes
"A/D Changer" (エー)(ディー)チェンジャー "Attack/Defense Changer"
"B. Dragon Jungle King" "Black Dragon Jungle King"
"B. Skull Dragon" "Black Skull Dragon"
"Constellar Ptolemy M7" セイクリッド・トレミス(メシエ)(セブン) "Constellar Ptolemy Messier 7"
C・HERO(コントラストヒーロー) カオス "Contrast HERO Chaos"
(ダーク)・ナポレオン "Dark Napoleon"
"D. Human" "Drago Human"/"Dragon Human" often mistaken for "Demon Human"
"E☆HERO Pit Boss" E☆HERO(エンターテイメントヒーロー) 盤面の執行者(ピット・ボス) "Entertainment HERO Pit Boss"
"Five God Dragon" the Japanese name of "Five-Headed Dragon"
"G.B. Hunter" (ジー)(ビー)・ハンター "Gladiator Beast Hunter"
ハーピィ・レディ・SB(サイバー・ボンテージ) "Harpie Lady Cyber Bondage" the Japanese name of "Cyber Harpie Lady"; SB abbreviates the Japanese Saibā Bondēji
"KA-2 Des Scissors" Not an abbreviation, but a pun in that 2 is ni in Japanese, thus KA-2 may be read kani meaning "crab"
"Giltia the D. Knight" "Giltia the Dark Knight"
"Lady of D." "Lady of Dragons"
"Little D" "Little Dinosaur"
"Lord of D." "Lord of Dragons"
"M-Warrior #1" "Magnet-Warrior #1"
"M-Warrior #2" "Magnet-Warrior #2"
"Meteor B. Dragon" "Meteor Black Dragon"
"Muse-A" "Muse-Angel"
"Obnoxious Celtic Guard" "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" name shortened to exclude it from the "Guardian" archetype
"Red-Eyes B. Chick" "Red-Eyes Black Chick"
"Red-Eyes B. Dragon" "Red-Eyes Black Dragon"
"T.A.D.P.O.L.E." Not an abbreviation, but refers to a pun in Japanese where otamajakushi means "tadpole", but can also be split into the five words o / tama / ja / ku / shi, individually meaning "evil / soul / vice / pain / stop" (this is reflected in how this card's Japanese name has been written out)

Spell Cards

English Japanese Expansion Notes
"The A. Forces" "The Allied Forces"
"Double Tool C&D" ダブルツール(ディー)(アンド)(シー) "Cut and Drill"/"Chainsaw and Drill"
"EN Shuffle" "Elemental Neo Shuffle"
HRUM(ハイパーランクアップマジック)-アルティメット・フォース "Hyper-Rank-Up-Magic Ultimate Force"
"NEX" NEX(ネオスペーシアンエクステント) "Neo-Spacian Extent"
WRUM(ダブルランクアップマジック)-ホープ・フォース "Double-Rank-Up-Magic Hope Force" W is used to abbreviate ダブル daburu ("double") as the letter W is similarly pronounced daburyū in Japanese

Trap Cards

English Japanese Expansion Notes
"D. Tribe" "Dragon Tribe"
"D2 Shield" (ディー)(ツー)シールド "Defense 2 Shield"
"G Force" (ジー)・フォース "Gem Force"

Card groups

English Japanese Expansion Notes
"A" "Alien" in "Alien" support
A-Counter Alien Counter
A・O・J(アーリー・オブ・ジャスティス) Ally of Justice
(アドバンスド) Advanced as in "Advanced Crystal Beast"
Attack in the Japanese version of the anime
B.E.S. Bacterium Empire Ship
BF(ブラックフェザー) Black Feather the Japanese name for the "Blackwing" archetype
"C" (ジー) "Cockroach" the Japanese name abbreviates ゴキブリ gokiburi, Japanese for "cockroach"
"Carrier" in the Japanese version of the anime
(チェーン) Chain the Japanese name of the "Iron Chain" archetype
(カオス) Chaos
CXyz CX(カオスエクシーズ) Chaos Xyz
DT(ダークチューナー) Dark Tuner in the Japanese anime
(ディフォーマー) Deformer the Japanese name of the "Morphtronic" archetype
D (ディー) Destiny in "Destiny HERO" support
D.D. (ディー)(ディー) Different Dimension
DD DD(ディーディー) Different Dimension
DDD DDD(ディーディーディー) Different Dimension Demon
D-HERO(デステニーヒーロー) Destiny HERO
E・HERO(エレメンタルヒーロー) Elemental HERO
E-HERO(イービルヒーロー) Evil HERO
EX EX(エクストラ) Extra in "Arcana Force" monsters
"Guard" in the Japanese version of the anime
(ヒロイック)(チャレンジャ) Heroic Challenger
(ヒロイック)(チャンピオン) Heroic Champion
LV LV(レベル) Level
M・HERO(マスクドヒーロー) Masked HERO
Number C (カオス)No.(ナンバーズ) Chaos Number
Number Ci (カオス)(イマジナリー)No.(ナンバーズ) Chaos imaginary Number seen only in the anime
No.(ナンバーズ) Number
Number 10X No.(ナンバーズ)10X Over-Hundred Number
Number C10X (カオス)No.(ナンバーズ)10X Chaos Over-Hundred Number
R-Genex Real-Genex
RDM(ランクダウンマジック) Rank-Down-Magic
RUM(ランクアップマジック) Rank-Up-Magic
T.G. TG(テックジーナス) Tech Genus
"Top" in the Japanese version of the anime
V・HERO(ヴィジョンヒーロー) Vision HERO
ZW - ZW(ゼアル・ウェポン) ZEXAL Weapon
ZS - ZS(ゼアル・サーバス) ZEXAL Servers

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