The ability to receive powers through cards. Variation of Powers Via Object. Not to be confused with Card Empowerment

Also Called

  • Card Based Power-Shifting


  • The user is capable of granting themselves or others powers based on the type of card they use.
  • Powering attacks based on hands in poker



  • May require a specific type of card.

Known Users

  • Users of the Millennium Items (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Wielders of the Orichalcos Stone fragments (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Jaden Yuki (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX); via the Gentle Darkness
  • Members of the Society of Light (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX); via the Light of Destruction
  • Psychic Duelists (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds); via the power of the Crimson Dragon
  • Dark Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds); via the power of the Earthbound Gods
  • The Three Emperors of Yliaster (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Aporia (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Paradox (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Antimony (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Z-one (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
  • Those with Numbers Cards (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
  • Tsukasa Kadoya/Kamen Rider Decade (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • Daiki Kaito/Kamen Rider Diend (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • Chinomanako Diend (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • Advent Riders (Kamen Rider Ryuki/Kamen Rider Dragon Knight)
  • RPM Rangers (Power Rangers RPM)
  • Megaforce Rangers (Power Rangers Megaforce)
  • Goseigers (Tensou Sentai Goseiger)
  • Kamen Riders (Kamen Rider Blade)
  • Joker Undead (Kamen Rider Blade)
  • Tamers (Digimon Tamers)
  • Nalia (CrossGen)
  • Class Card Users (Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA)
  • Bakugan Brawler (Bakugan)
  • Dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
  • Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Transport Cards (Sora no Otoshimono)
  • Judge Q (The God of High School)


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