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Lord Dearche
Load de Arche GoD
Dearche in The Gears of Destiny
Character profile
Other namesMaterial-D
"Load" Dearche / Dearche
Dark Hayate / Yami (fans)
FamilyPurple Sky family
AffiliationSystem U-D
ColorWhite (BoA)
Black (GoD)
SystemAncient Belka
Tome of the Purple Sky
Japanese name闇統べる王(ロード・ディアーチェ)
(Rōdo Diāche)
First app.Battle of Aces
Voiced byKana Ueda

Material-D (マテリアルD Materiaru Dī) is one of the chief antagonists in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces, along with Material-S and Material-L.

She appears again in the sequel A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, with her new full name, new magic color, and new spells, which are then different from those of Hayate Yagami.[1]

Name and OriginsEdit

Material-D is a Material, part of the System U-D materialised as a clone of Hayate Yagami during the Dark Fragment Incident. She is thus known among fans as Dark Hayate (闇のはやて Yami no Hayate).

Her name is first introduced in The Battle of Aces in English Material-D and in Japanese "Lord Ruler of Darkness" (闇統べる王 Yami Suberu Ō). The "D" in her name is believed to stand for "Darkness", which is associated with Hayate and the Book of Darkness.

In The Gears of Destiny, it is revealed that her full title is "Lord Ruler of Darkness Throned in the Black Sky" (黒天に座す闇統べる王 Kokuten ni Zasu Yami Suberu Ō), and her full name is "Load" Dearche[2][3] (ロード・ディアーチェ[4] Rōdo Diāche, usually rubied as 闇統べる王(ロード・ディアーチェ)), which may be shortened as Dearche (ディアーチェ Diāche, also rubied as 闇王(ディアーチェ)). However, it is most likely a misspelling of Lord Dearche, as adapted even later in INNOCENT.


Material-D looks like her original, Hayate, except that her Knight Armor does not include a hat. Unlike Hayate, Material-D is very vain, arrogant, brash, and hot-headed, addressing herself with majestic plural and viewing others as servants.

Alternate continuitiesEdit


Dearche appears in both Battle of Aces and Gears of Destiny.

Brave DuelEdit

Dearche Kings Claudia[5] (ディアーチェ・K(キングス)・クローディア Diāche Kinguzu Kurōdia), along Stern, Levi and Yuri, is student studying abroad in Uminari City. Her main outfit consists of a regular gakuran, a dark purple jacket over a cream school sweatshirt and a white shirt with a pale purple tie. She wears a purple greyish miniskirt, and she wears middle-length white socks and the required brown shoes.

Owning the title "Lord Dearche", she is an Industry-style duelist of Granz Observatory shop (Dark Materials team) and her primary avatar is Lord Of Glory (LOG) type, with limited jacket Diabolique. Her Brave Duel Device is Tome of the Purple Sky.


Material-D is one of the most powerful characters in The Battle of Aces, combining Hayate and Reinforce's enormous mana output with Shamal's healing and restoration skills. Her Devices are named Yersiniakreuz and the Tome of the Purple Sky.

Knight ArmorEdit

As revealed in The Gears of Destiny Material Girls., Dearche's protective clothing, presumably an Ancient Belkan Knight Armor, is known as Diabolique (暗黒甲冑(デアボリカ) Deaborika, lit. Darkness Armor).


Spells in The Battle of Aces

Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Yersinia Dagger
(エルシニアダガー Erushinia Dagā)
Block/HighPain MakerDoom Bringer
(アロンダイト Arondaito)
(エクスカリバー Ekusukaribā)
Spells in The Gears of Destiny

Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Yersinia DaggerInferno
(インフェルノ Inferuno)
Block/HighMajesty of the LordDoom BringerMajesty of the Lord
△△EX Attack[Doom Bringer variation]---
(ジャガーノート Jagānōto)

The names of some of Dearche's spells are references to famous historical artifacts:

  • Excalibur was the sword of the legendary King Arthur.
  • Arondight was the sword of Sir Lancelot, one of the knights of King Arthur's Round Table.
  • Juggernaut is regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable.



  1. ^ Comp Ace magazine, Feb-2011 issue.
  2. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny official homepage (previous updates).
  3. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny Official Guide Book and Official Visual Book.
  4. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, Sequence 01 Battle 3A.
  5. ^ Megami Magazine, issue published in June 2012.

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