Lord Dearche
Load de Arche GoD
Dearche in The Gears of Destiny
Character profile
Other namesMaterial-D
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 first introduced as one of the chief antagonists in The Battle of Aces, along with Material-S and Material-L. She appears again in the sequel The Gears of Destiny, with her new full name, new magic color and new spells.

Name and originsEdit

In the portable continuity, Material-D is the Material in charge of "king" ( ō),[1] part of the System U-D materialised as a clone of Hayate Yagami during the Dark Fragment Incident. She is first introduced in The Battle of Aces in English Material-D and in Japanese "King Ruler over Darkness" (闇統べる王 Yami Suberu Ō, lit. Darkness-ruling King).

In The Gears of Destiny, it is revealed her full name is Lord Dearche (ロード・ディアーチェ[2] 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, usually rubied as 闇王(ディアーチェ)). Notably, this name was formerly officially translated in year 2011 as "Load" Dearche,[3][4] and was revised by the time of INNOCENT adaptation in year 2013. Besides, in the scenario, Dearche is also referred to by Kyrie Florian and her own self as the "King Ruler over Darkness Throned in the Black Sky" (黒天に座す闇統べる王[2] Kokuten ni Zasu Yami Suberu Ō), a further expanded version of her Japanese title above.


Material-D looks like her original, Hayate, except that her hair is grey instead of brown. Her pupils are always contracted, like the other two Materials.

Alternate continuitiesEdit


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

Unlike Hayate, Dearche is very vain, arrogant, brash and hot-headed, addressing herself with majestic plural and viewing others as servants.


With the name Dearche, she only appears in Reflection so far.

In the movie continuity, she is the materialised state of a "soul" awakened by the Tome of the Night Sky's pages, with reference to Hayate's appearance and magic talents,[5] in 0067 instead. She leads her two vassels, Stern and Levi, to fight for her own purpose.

Brave DuelEdit

Dearche Kings Claudia (ディアーチェ・(キングス)・クローディア Diāche Kinguzu Kurōdia) is an international student studying abroad in Uminari City, owning the title "Lord Dearche" for Brave Duel games. As a human, her pupils are no longer contracted. Her battle-related designs are based on Hayate's in The MOVIE 2nd A's instead.


Dearche's Devices include Yersiniakreuz and the Tome of the Purple Sky, purplish copies of Hayate's Devices.

In The Battle of Aces, Material-D is one of the most powerful characters, combining Hayate's and Reinforce's enormous mana output and Shamal's healing skills. After Dearche acquires her new powers upon reviving in The Gears of Destiny, her magic color changes to black, matching the literal meaning of her Japanese name.

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). Its design (except colors) is same as that of Hayate's Knight Armor in A's, except that hers does not include a hat.


Spells in The Battle of Aces

Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Yersinia Dagger
Block/HighPain MakerDoom Bringer
Spells in The Gears of Destiny

Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Yersinia DaggerInferno
Block/HighMajesty of the LordDoom BringerMajesty of the Lord
△△EX AttackDoom Bringer variation---



  1. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, official website.
  2. ^ a b Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, Sequence 01 Destiny 04.
  3. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny, official website (previous update).
  4. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny Official Strategy Guide Book and Official Visual Book.
  5. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, official website.

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