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Parallel Processing Power (P3) (パラレルプロセッシングパワー Parareru Purosesshingu Pawā) is an important part of Gauntlet Knight training. Parallel Processing is a skill where knights are able to multitask, often focusing on things in real life as they do other things in virtual reality such as playing games or talking in chat rooms. Higher P3 levels means knights are more adept at multitasking, conserving energy, and combat.

In order to become a Gauntlet Knight, children have to train in P3 as soon as they are born. The stress of constant training on their brain can sometimes lead to knights becoming Congenital Parallel Processors (CPPs) (先天性PP Sentensei Parareru Purosessā), who develop alternate personalities that can interact with the main personalities as if they were separate people. Even if one personality is in control all the time, it appears that alternate personalities can continue to do things on their own. CPPs are seen to be very skilled knights.

Conversely there exist NPPs, which may mean Noncongenital Parallel Processors, that do not have alternate personalities despite their high P3 levels. Jayden is one such NPP.[1]


  1. Jayden's bio in Phase 1