Z/X Encyclopedia Entry
Dingir cards has their own specific card frame, with the Dingir icon printed on the left side of the card and special characters (known as Dingir character) printed horizontally on the right side of the card. In addition, all of them also possessed secondary Tribe and has Advent Condition (降臨条件 Kōrin Jōken) as their playing condition.
In general, the individual Dingir can be separated into several categories based on their secondary Tribe, visual differences and story significances: the original Dingir, "Puluhtu", and "Asipu".
For the list of all Dingir, see Category:Dingir.
True to the original etymology of the name, the original Dingir (mainly released during the Code:Dingir storyline) are named and based on various deities or mythical beings from ancient Mesopotamian mythologies, particularly Sumerian and Akkadian. Their secondary Tribe and the Dingir characters written on those Dingir are the same as their own name, and with the exception of Gilgamesh, all of the Dingir also possessed a title specific to them.
Based on their secondary Tribe, there are a total of 25 different kind of those Dingir with 5 Dingir for each color (2 multicolored and 3 monocolored Dingir). 20 of those Dingir that was released in the main sets are also associated with one of the four main Tribe from each worlds.
|Gilgamesh||- ||- |
|Marduk||"Authority" (『王威』)||Battle Dress|
|Tiamat||"Cadence" (『命働』)||Killer Machine|
|Ningal||"Starsea" (『星海』)||Metal Fortress|
|Anu||"Adjudication" (『裁決』)||Sacred Beast|
|Ninkasi||"Banquet" (『勝宴』)||Cait Sith|
|Ninurta||"Fertility" (『豊沃』 )||Hourai|
"Puluhtu" and "Asipu"
After the conclusion of Code:Dingir storyline, Set 20 introduces the secondary kind of Dingir that was based on the "Puluhtu" from the story. Unlike the original Dingir, they possessed regular Tribe as their secondary Tribe instead of their own specific Tribe, and they have the Dingir character for "PULUHTU" instead of their own name on the right side of the card. Other than that, the new Dingir does not have any gameplay differences with the original Dingir.
Set 23 later introduces another variant of Dingir that was based on the "Asipu" from the story. They are essentially the same as the "Puluhtu" Dingir, but with the Dingir character for "ASIPU" on the right side of the card and a slightly different Dingir icon on the left side.
- Z/X Encyclopedia (Japanese)