Citizens (国民, romaji: Kokumin) are the victors of the previous cycle (about 2 months before Ryōhei Arisu's immigration) in Alice in Bonderland. Like the players and dealers, citizens were originally immigrants from the original world, they did not return to the home world after their victory but remain in the Borderland. All citizens represent the 12 "face cards" according to their specialties with the exceptions of Ginji Kyūma (King of Clubs)' fellows who act as his teammates. They are not bound to the expiry date of the visa as they have already obtained permanent residency, but like dealers, if the players triumph in their respective games, it means death to them. Citizens provide the face card games in the second stage, but they are shown actively present and participating in the pip card (first stage) games like Keiichi Kuzuryū or merely for observation like Mira Kanō.
It is not known if the dealers are fully aware of the existence of the citizens prior to the revelation during the intermission, as Asahi Kujō and Momoka Inoue, the 2 dealers of the Witch-Hunt game did not recognize Kuzuryū and Mira in the intended arena. But Mira is implied to be commanding in the dealers' observation center by ordering to change the difficulty of Witch-Hunt from the Five of Hearts to Ten of Hearts. (This event itself creates a plot-hole as Asahi and Momoka were initially informed the game was Ten of Hearts.) Citizens are not allies of the dealers as Kuzuryū in the Four of Clubs (Runaway) disguised himself as a player and acted as a game device which required other players to cooperate with him to achieve victory, which would mean death of the dealer of that game.
Citizens' games are also special in that the players can begin the game at anytime (instead of after sunset), they are informed of the genre and difficulty (but not details) of the game before entering the respective arenas via blimps which suspend the gigantic card in the air. The only exception is the King of Spades in which the whole Borderland acts as the arena until someone successfully kills the hosting citizen.
List of CitizensEdit
- King of Spades: Isao Shīrabi (Deceased)
- King of Clubs: Ginji Kyūma and his fellows (Deceased)
- Jack of Diamonds: Amon Komayama (Deceased)
- King of Diamonds: Keiichi Kuzuryū (Deceased)
- Jack of Hearts: Matsushita Enji (Deceased)
- Queen of Hearts: Mira Kanō (Deceased)
- King of Hearts: Unknown (Deceased)
- Queen of Diamonds: Unknown (Deceased)
- Queen of Clubs: Unknown (Deceased)
- Queen of Spades: Unknown (Deceased)
- Jack of Spades: Unknown (Deceased)
- Jack of Clubs: Unknown (Deceased)