|Super Secret Number Card Investigation Club|
Super Secret Number Card Investigation Club
|Appears in (anime)|
|Appears in (manga)|
The Super Secret Number Card Investigation Club, S.S.N.I.C. or simply known as Numbers Club (ナンバーズ·クラブ, Nanbāzu Kurabu) in the manga and Japanese version, is a club formed by Yuma Tsukumo's friends.
In reference to its name, the club is established with the purpose of uncovering the mystery surrounding the "Number" cards without Yuma's help.
Within the series, the club is formed after Tori and the others become interested in finding information about the "Number" cards. This is due to them finding out about various Duelists who are in the hospital, as they all seem to have been in the possession of a Number card. After questioning Yuma about the subject and him not giving an answer, it is then that his friends decide to investigate on their own. For that purpose, the group visits Fortuno, however he ends up kidnapping them in order to lure Yuma and acquire his Number cards. Fortunately, Yuma is able to defeat Fortuno and save them. In episode 81, the club argues on who should be their representative. In episode 112, Bronk Stone shows everyone the Club's Badge that he would be giving to everyone.
After Yuma completely lost to Kaito, his spirit got broken. Kotori tried many things to cheer him up, but nothing worked. Then, Tetsuo came up with the idea of helping Yuma collecting the "Numbers". With that, Kotori, Cathy, Tokunosuke, Takashi and Tetsuo form the "Numbers Club".
Later, the Club's headquarters is established in Cathy's mansion as an apology for the trouble she caused in the park. There, Cathy prepares a big room filled with researchers and big computers. Cathy explains that the room would be the headquarters, and from there, they can look up mysterious phenomena happening throughout the world, and therefore locate the "Numbers". Also, after absorbing three consecutive "Numbers", Astral explains he recovered some memories: his enemy is Dr. Faker, who plans on using the hidden powers of the "Numbers" to destroy the Astral World; However, the Astral World is linked to this world, so if the Astral World dies, this one will die as well. The Numbers Club then decide to save the world from Dr. Faker.After that decision, the Numbers Club's members started using a new hero-style outfit and a helicopter (provided by Cathy).
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