"Dark Irregulars" (ダークイレギュラーズ Dāku Iregyurāzu) is a clan from the nation of Dark Zone, and introduced in Booster Set 1: Descent of the King of Knights. In the lore, this nation is full of cryptids, demons, vampires, and other supernatural beings. There is no hierarchy, as the only way to have power in this clan is to gain it by murdering others, and being one of the strongest in the clan. The most notable group, though, are the followers of the demon marquis; high-ranking demons who bear the mark of the "Evil Eye", the insignia of the demon marquis himself. There seems to be different realms within the clan, as those from the land of nightmares seem to live in a world all of their own. Due to the power-hungry denizens residing in this clan, torture and experimentation are commonplace, resulting in such groups as those who wield the "Wings of Destruction". In the events of the Cardfight!! Vanguard G series, a scarlet vampire has been making himself known due to his insatiable bloodlust.
Who are the Dark Irregulars?
This is a group of psychics residing in "Dark Zone", the nation of mysteries and magic. The members are people repelled by common senses, order and peer pressure of the world, such as exiles banished from their homelands due to possession of paranormal power and aberrantly-shaped beings who have undergone forbidden spell treatment and modification surgeries for their desire of strength. Despite being a lawless group, they share one and only one common value, that is, "might makes right". Though they compete for the domination of Dark Zone and their internal activities are filled with intrigues and schemes, other nations recognize them as a party of formidable military power.
Their gameplay revolves around increasing the number of cards in their soul, and gaining advantages based on how large their soul is. As the number of cards in the soul is usually only important to the main bosses, while the rear-guards focus on getting cards into the soul, this playstyle can be seen as the followers "collecting souls" for their leader, which mimics the clan's lore. The power gained by obtaining cards into the soul is made greater due to the keyword "Darkness".
The denizens from Nightmareland seem to have the only notable deviation from the clan in their effects, in which they require specific cards in the soul for their effects.
Sets containing Dark Irregulars cards
List of Dark Irregulars cards