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This page will be subject to updates from the ''Fate/Apocrypha'' light novels as they get released. Take all things marked with spoiler tags with a grain of salt until all novels have been released and analyzed.

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!Main Characters

!!Ruler Faction

[[folder:Homunculus]]
!!![[spoiler:Sieg]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NatsukiHanae
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-homunculus_827.png]]

An unnamed homunculus created by Yggdmillennia. They have changed the system so that he, along with six others, are providing prana for all of the Servants. Unfortunately, he turns out to be a defect due to his Magic Circuit being very fragile. He eventually becomes good friends with Rider of Black. [[spoiler:As of Volume 3, he is Astolfo's Master.]]

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* AndIMustScream: What he escaped from; being a barely conscious LivingBattery for the Servants.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: [[spoiler:Faces off against Saber of Red in a huge battle. He loses due to his still not being used to the power his Dead Count Shapeshifters give him.]]
%%* BewareTheQuietOnes
* {{Bishonen}}: His looks are very soft and delicate. [[spoiler:After he recieves Siegfried's heart, he appears a few years older, but still very pretty.]]
* CameBackStrong: Turns out [[spoiler:Frankenstein's [[TakingYouWithMe Blasted Tree]] did more than just restart his heart. It also gave him the draining ability of her Bridal Chest and a weakened version Blasted Tree thanks to a piece of her living on within him]].
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:Using Balmung completely drained his mana reserves, and even then it was not as powerful as Siegfried's own vesion. Although the first attempt was not as powerful as the original version, it is noted by the narration that Sieg has the potential to utilize Balmung at a power comparable to Siegfried's version, as he was still getting used to his newfound power at the time.]]
* DeadlyUpgrade: [[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Remember the last time someone became part Servant?]] ]]
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]: Though he develops an ego, he's still incredibly stoic.
* FrankensteinsMonster: [[spoiler:After being resurrected by Frankenstein's Lightning to become a second Frankenstein; complete with access to two weakened versions of her noble phantasms]].
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:His transformation ability is absurdly powerful]], but his body is extremely fragile due to his malformed Magic Circuits.
* TheHero: He is the main protagonist of the story.
* HeroicAlbino: Downplayed; he sports red eyes, but unlike most, if not all, Nasuverse homunculi he sports brown hair instead of white.
* HiddenDepths: Shows surprising competence at mathematics when assisting Jeanne in doing Laeticia's math assignment.
* HourOfPower: [[spoiler:He requires a Command Spell to transform into Siegfried, and the transformation only lasts 180 seconds.]]
* IJustWantToBeFree: After multiple conversations with Astolfo about the wonderful outside world, he tries to escape the Yggdmillenia fortress during the chaos caused by [[spoiler: Spartacus storming the place]]. [[spoiler:He's lethally injured by Gordes before he gets very far, and is revived at the cost of Siegfried's life. Afterwards, he is freed by Jeanne and follows her around.]]
* InSeriesNickname: [[spoiler:After being revived by Siegfried, he takes up the name "Sieg" in honor of his friend.]]
* [[ItOnlyWorksOnce It Only Works Three Times]]: [[spoiler:He only has three Dead Count Shapeshifter Command Spells, which allow him to take on the full abilities of Siegfried. He ends up getting a refill from Jeanne, however, bringing him back up to three Spells after the battle against Adam, but she cannot do so again.]]
* IWillWaitForYou: Eventually, after [[spoiler:becoming a dragon and taking the Grail to the Reverse Side of the World, he stays there to wait for Jeanne, in an interesting reversal of the hidden ending of the Realta Nua version of the original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', where Saber waited for Shirou in Avalon, and he eventually finds her. And like her, Sieg's wait eventually pays off.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: A heroic example. He never really takes the emotions or protection of others into account for his decision making. Seeing the outside world is his priority above anything else, so the his main concern is self-preservation.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: His name in the credits of the anime is listed as [[spoiler:Sieg]].
* LivingBattery: For the Black Team Servants initially.
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler:Twice. First he is almost killed during his attempt at escaping the Yggdmillenia fortress, although he is revived by Siegfried giving him his heart. Later he is almost killed in a single strike by Mordred, but he is resurrected by Frankenstein's Noble Phantasm restarting his heart.]]
* NoNameGiven: Only known as "Homunculus". [[spoiler:He later names himself "Sieg" in honor of Siegfried.]]
* ObliviousToLove: He's unaware of Jeanne's crush. Justified since he's very [[YoungerThanTheyLook young]] and wouldn't know what it was.
* [[OnlyFriend Only Friends]]: Astolfo and Siegfried. [[spoiler:The latter to the degree where he later gives his life to save him]].
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Notably the first male homunculus to be featured in the Nasuverse. [[spoiler:He's also the first Homunculus/Servant hybrid.]]
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler:After talking to some of the combat Homunculi, he learns that they are not actually mind controlled, they simply did not understand the concept of freedom, and join Sieg in his fight after he teaches them that they are not slaves]].
* TheRival: [[spoiler:Eventually becomes this to Mordred]].
* ScaledUp: [[spoiler:Because he has Siegfried's heart, he also has access to the dragon blood that Siegfried bathed in. As such, when pressed, he can actually ''become'' the dragon Fafnir]]. And [[spoiler:he ''does'', becoming Fafnir and taking the Grail to the Reverse Side of the world [[IWillWaitForYou to wait for Jeanne's return.]]]]
* ShipTease: With Jeanne and Astolfo.
* TheStoic: Even after developing an ego.
* TransformationSequence: [[spoiler:He requires the use of one of his "Dead Count Shapeshifter" Command Spells to take on Siegfried's form and use his full power]].
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: He doesn't like being a LivingBattery for the Black Team, so he attempts to escape. [[spoiler:He almost fails.]]
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: His conversations with Astolfo about this subject are the primary reason he wants to be free.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a few months old at most, including the time he spent in the tank.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: At first - According to Chiron, he has at most 3 years to live due to his damaged Magic Circuits. [[spoiler:However, after being revived with Siegfried's heart, Astolfo claims that it's absurdly powerful existence would allow Sieg to live for at least a century.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ruler]]
!!!(Jeanne d'Arc)
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MaayaSakamoto

[[quoteright:290:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_jeanne_darc_9311.jpg]]
The legendary Catholic Saint who oversees this incarnation of the Holy Grail War. As such, Jeanne possesses the custom Ruler class as well as the Saber class designation.

Her Noble Phantasms are "La Pucelle: The Crimson Holy Virgin", a sub-species of [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]] in the form of a FlamingSword representing her burning at the stake, which will kill her after the battle is over; and "Luminosité Éternelle: God Is Here With Me", her magical banner that creates a barrier around her with the same magic resistance as her own.

* AscendedExtra: In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' she was mentioned several times by Caster and only showed up once in the anime during a flashback, but here she takes a much more prominent role.
* AntiMagic: Has the highest Magic Resistance of any Servant, ranked as [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale unquantifiable at EX]].
* BarrierWarrior: Her banner, Luminosité Éternelle, can create a barrier using her Magic Resistance. [[spoiler:She uses this to block Spartacus's suicidal explosion.]]
%%* BattleBallgown
* BigGood: Her main goal is to ensure the war runs smoothly.
* BladeOnAStick: In combat she uses her standard, which is tipped with a lance point, while the banner is wrapped around it.
* BoobsOfSteel: Sports an impressive B85/W59/H86.
* BraidsOfAction: A [[RapunzelHair really long]] braid that reaches her knees.
* CombatClairvoyance: Her Revelation skill works like the Instinct skill, but also towards "reaching one's goal" like picking the right path of travel.
* EveryoneHatesMathematics: Being a farmer's daughter before she became a hero, she's never learned math and finds it frustrating to attempt to solve Laeticia's math homework that she promised to do on her adventure to Romania. Luckily, Homunculus is able to help her out.
* FlamingSword: La Pucelle.
* GrandTheftMe: Heroic example; She possesses the body of a French student named Laeticia (who gave her body willingly out of admiration and faith) to preside over the Holy Grail War. This also prevents her from assuming a spirit form and requires her to tasks such as sleeping and eating to ensure the body is in proper condition. There are measures in place that if Jeanne were to die, Laeticia would survive.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's kind, selfless, and is the BigGood.
* HiddenDepths: She's bad at mathematics. ''Really'' bad.
* IdenticalStranger: With [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]] [[spoiler:AKA [[KingArthur Arturia Pendragon]]]], to the point that ''LightNovel/FateZero'' Caster (who is Gilles de Rais, her loyal retainer) mistakes Saber for her. WordOfGod is that if ''Fate/Zero'' Berserker (who is [[spoiler:Lancelot du Lac, Arturia's greatest knight]]) were to meet her, he would mistake her for Saber. Despite there being [[MostCommonSuperpower two very obvious differences]] between Jeanne and Arturia.
* InvincibleHero: Her stats are ''absurdly high'', she's completely immune to magecraft and she has a skill equivalent to a very high rank of Eye of the Mind (True), And her banner makes her [[StoryBreakerPower pretty much immune to anything]].
* JeanneDArchetype: Goes without saying.
* JediMindTrick: As part of her Ruler skill-set, she comes off as extremely convincing to {{Muggle}}s and can convince people of the most ridiculous things, like telling a truck driver to hold for an entire day so that he would not come across [[spoiler:Karna]]'s ambush on her person.
* KryptoniteFactor: Her [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale EX-Rank]] [[AntiMagic Magic Resistance]] does not apply to [[HolyHandGrenade attacks from holy sacraments]]. Shirou Kotomine just happens to be from the part of the Holy Church with access to these things.
%%* LadyOfWar
* TheLastDance: La Pucelle. It gives her unimaginable power and holds the same rank as Excalibur, but it also symbolizes Jeanne's burning at the stake. Because of this Jeanne's life force is extinguished after the battle is over.
* LawfulGood: Her InUniverse alignment.
* LightningBruiser: According to her stats.
* LuminescentBlush: Her entire face goes pink and red after realizing that she will have to sleep in the same bed as [[TheStoic Homunculus]].
%%* MessianicArchetype
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: At one point in the OP, she is in her civilian garb, but her reflection shows her in her armor. This doesn't happen in the actual anime.
* MsFanservice: She's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]], who's already fetish material for many a fan of the franchise, with an ImpossibleHourglassFigure in skin-tight clothing. The anime doesn't miss the chance to show her naked in the OP ''and'' the ED.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Having been born a simple farm girl, she never learned how to read or write, though since the Holy Grail provides her with knowledge of whatever time she's summoned into (including new languages) this isn't a problem for her.
%%* PurpleEyes
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The entire reason for the Ruler class being summoned.
* RedBaron: The Standard-Bearer Who Justly Guides the Holy Grail War.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: One of her civilian outfits looks like a suit in the front but exposes her entire back to reveal her Command Spells.
* ShipTease: With Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]]. Pretty much confirmed when Homunculus asks her while they are out on a date if it's possible for Servants to have kids (it's not unless they have physical bodies to inhabit, according to her) and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she assumes that he wants to impregnate her.]]
%%* ShortHairWithTail
* SleepCute: After having dinner with Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]], they pass out on the same bed. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Which they both fall off of.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: For Shirou Kotomine because [[spoiler:she will be able to tell that he is a Servant and try to forcibly disqualify him from the War.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: According to legend, Jeanne has never actually killed a man in her life.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: [[spoiler:The reason Jeanne cannot transform into spirit form and use other abilities that every Servant has is because there is only supposed to be one Ruler, and the one from the Third War, namely UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro AKA Shirou Kotomine, is still around.]]
* {{Tomboy}}: According to official materials. [[LightNovel/FateZero Zero Caster]]'s profile mentions that he likes tomboyish girls, which can only refer to her.
** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' Jeanne says that as a child she was considered OneOfTheBoys.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Jeanne's La Pucelle is a powerful attack that uses the flames of her execution but after its use Jeanne dies even if she beats an opponent with it - it's basically her personal GodzillaThreshold, and it cannot be used merely to defeat a strong enemy, but in order to save something. The flipside, however, is that it annihilates ''anything'' in existence, hence its EX rank. [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice She ultimately uses it in order save humanity's future.]]]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]]. He's daft as a rock and she is [[ShrinkingViolet surprisingly shy when it comes to the subject,]] though at least part of the latter is due to Laeticia's subconscious influence.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Her set of school uniform clothes.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
[[/folder]]

!Servants

!!Black Faction Servants

[[folder:Saber]]
!!!Siegfried
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JunichiSuwabe
[[quoteright:298:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_siegfried_8804.jpg]]

The main hero of the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' epic, Siegfried's class as a Servant is Saber. Siegfried gained an invincible body after slaying the dragon Fafnir and [[BloodBath bathing in its blood]]. He is summoned by Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia of the Black faction via a bloodstained fig leaf. [[spoiler:He is the first casualty of the War, giving his heart to the mortally wounded Homunculus, allowing him to live on and later fight Saber of Red]].

His Noble Phantasms are his sword "Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon", which can release a semi-circular wave of twilight energy, and "Armor of Fafnir: Blood of the Evil Dragon Armor", the near-invincibility he gained after [[BloodBath bathing in the dragon Fafnir's blood]].

* AchillesHeel: The leaf-shaped spot on his back. His Armor of Fafnir Noble Phantasm blocks attacks lower than A-Rank that hit him anywhere else, but prevents him from covering up this weak point.
%%* AgentPeacock
%%* BadassCape
* BarbarianLonghair: Rocks a wild, silver mane that falls well past his shoulders.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He doesn't talk much, and has been ordered not to, but he's a powerful Servant who's NighInvulnerable.
* {{BFS}}: His weapon, Balmung, which is nearly as tall as he is. It's explicitly stated to be too large and heavy for human hands.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:His fight with Karna is sparked when he finds Karna trying to attack Jeanne.]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodBath: Like in his original myth, Siegfried became invulnerable after bathing in the blood of a dragon, save for [[AchillesHeel a spot on his back where a leaf sticks to him]].
* BloodKnight: Thanks to him being [[NighInvulnerable practically invincible]], no one was able to give him a decent fight during his lifetime. [[spoiler:However, when he realized that Karna is very capable of bypassing his Armor of Fafnir, he begins to show traces of this. He genuinely felt '''joy''' at the prospect of fighting someone that has the potential to kill him.]]
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* CoolSword: Balmung.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:His fight with Karna lasts several hours, with neither side taking significant damage.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:While not a standard example, him giving his heart to the Homunculus quickly [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming grew]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse on fans]].]]
* {{Expy}}: Design-wise, he seems to borrow a lot from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur's]]'' similarly-named Siegfried Schtauffen, from his long blond-ish hair to favoring a greatsword and a suit of armor fused to his body.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His sword takes on a golden color when directly exposed to sunlight.
* GreenAndMean: {{Inverted}}, his prana is green-colored when he releases it during battle, but Siegfried's one of the nicest Servants fighting in the war.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] instance due to coloration. According to [[AllThereInTheManual materials released]] Siegfried's hair is actually platinum blond, not white as most believe.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Due to Rider of Black's crying over the dying Homunculus and his [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asking him if he had any pride as a knight.]] This causes Siegfried to realize that he is making the same mistake than he did in life: not doing what he ''wants'' instead of what he ''should do''. See HeroicSacrifice.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Transplants his heart into the wounded Homunculus so that he could survive.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: His swordsmanship "has long surpassed mankind" and is the primary reason besides his invincible body that he can stand up to Karna.
%%* LightningBruiser
* NighInvulnerable: Siegfried's invincible body gained after he [[BloodBath bathed in the blood of the dragon Fafnir]]. It negates every attack made on him, that isn't of at least A-Rank power. Furthermore, It negates a portion of any attack above that rank by an amount equivalent to the amount of damage a B-Rank attack would cause. [[spoiler:During his battle with Karna, Siegfried received dozens of A-Rank strikes to his face and vital areas, but they only caused mere scratches to Siegfried.]]
* OddFriendship: With Astolfo and the Homunculus.
* PlotParallel: Through flashbacks to his life, we learn that [[spoiler:Siegfried was basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Emiya Shirou]]'s ideal of being a selfless hero saving and helping others, but that it rarely got him anything but grief and unhappiness. He realized that he wants to do something for himself for once at the end of his life... Just before he was killed.]]
* TheQuietOne: At first, it was said that "he never speaks a word," but this was [[ReTool re-tooled]] into obeying an order from his master to remain silent except when using his Noble Phantasm. He does speak a very few lines, such as when fighting Lancer of Red. Averted in the anime as Siegfried was never ordered to remain silent by Gordes, allowing him more freedom to speak.
* RazorWind: As shown during his battle with Karna, even a simple swing of his sword can produce gusts of wind powerful enough to slice a metal lamppost apart, and putting more effort into said swings can easily gouge out trenches in the earth.
* RedBaron: The Dragon-Blooded Knight.
* SecretIdentity: Due to promising his silence, only Gordes, Darnic and Lancer of Black know his true name, despite the Yggdmillenia Masters promising to share their Servants' identity.
* SwordBeam: Balmung's attack. It's noted to be less of a forward-traveling beam like Clarent Blood Arthur and more of a circular radiating wave.
* TooPowerfulToLive: Unlike ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Berserker, A-rank attacks are nothing more than mosquito bites to him due to the Armor Of Fafnir, making him all but invincible. [[spoiler:This is why he is killed off within the first quarter of the story and Homunculus can only draw on his powers for three times three minutes.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Consents to being completely silent unless given permission because Gordes asked him to.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: A large amount of his upper body is exposed.
%%* WarriorPrince
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Just like Karna, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. Siegfried is very nice, if a bit [[TheStoic quiet]].
%%* WildHair
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:He views Karna as the strongest opponent he had ever faced; thanks to being NighInvulnerable, no one else during his lifetime had ever been able to give Siegfried the fear of death. He has considerable admiration for Karna (Who returns the sentiment) and wishes to have another battle with him eventually.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Archer]]
!!!Chiron
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ShunsukeTakeuchi
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-archer_of_black_6494.png]]

The famous centaur of Greek myth, summoned for the Black faction by Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia via an ancient arrow. Despite originally being a centaur, he has been summoned as fully human in order to obscure his identity. His Noble Phantasm is Antares Snipe: Scorpion Shot, which shoots an arrow from the constellation Centaurus towards any target, depicted as Scorpio.

* AllLovingHero: Noble and caring, and noted to have a presence similar to a massive forest, his cool and clean presence engulfing all around him.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His incredible knowledge and extreme perception ability allows him to do everything short of figuring out his enemy's moves before they do. [[spoiler:The fact that he taught Achilles makes him able to read his moves like an open book, even after Achilles starts fighting in a way he was not taught by Chiron.]]
* BadassBookworm: A walking fountain of knowledge on all subjects, and one of the most powerful Servants in the war, [[spoiler:Able to fight Achilles, who is quite possibly the second strongest Servant in the war, to a draw even after Achilles used a combat style that Chiron didn't teach him.]]
* BadassTeacher: He taught Achilles, Perseus, and Hercules among others. One of his skills, Wisdom of the Gods, allows him to teach almost any "Heroic skill" to himself or other Servants at A-B rank.
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He saves Fiore from being assassinated by Jack by using a spell that dulls his arrow but has an incredibly strong knock-back on it to launch her away from Jack.]]
%%* {{Biseinen}}
* ChekhovsSkill: As the teacher of Asclepius, the man who was so good a healer that he could resurrect the dead, he is an expert on healing. This comes in handy when Astolfo brings the wounded Homunculus to his room, who he heals and diagnoses.
* CombatClairvoyance: A combination of high ranks in both Eye of the Mind and Clairvoyance makes it almost impossible to catch Chiron off guard.
* CombatMedic: Gentle and knowledgeable about medicine and healing, but also a skilled fighter who trained other great heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
* FourStarBadass: The assigned-by-Vlad commander of the front lines.
* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler:Mordred injures his right arm so that he cannot use it properly, forcing him to retreat despite the fact that they were going fairly even without Chiron even having a weapon.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: As kind and gentle as he is, he's definitely no pushover in a fight.
* HealingHands: Astolfo brings Homunculus to him to heal his near fatal injuries.
* HumanityEnsues: Was summoned as human to obscure his identity, but in exchange his parameters are reduced.
* IKnowKarate: [[spoiler:He uses [[MixedMartialArts Pankration]] to make a convincing draw with Mordred.]]
* ImmortalitySeeker: In life, he gave up his immortality so that he could die and free himself from the pain of being infected by hydra blood. His wish on the Grail is to get his immortality back. However, it's subverted in the fact that he's a Servant and therefore already technically immortal, and he just wants his original immortality back because it is the only gift that his parents left him with. He notes it is selfish, but that is his wish.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: To the point where he can snipe [[spoiler:Achilles]] from a distance where even a great warrior like him could not tell where the arrows where even coming from. He ups himself even further by then deflecting an arrow shot by fellow Archer Atalanta at the same distance while Atalanta was attempting to shoot Frankenstein's Monster right between the eyes.
* InSeriesNickname: Vlad calls him "Wise-Man" for his incredible knowledge.
* LittleBitBeastly: Downplayed, despite being summoned as a human he still has his horse tail, though his ears are still clearly human.
* MixedMartialArts: A master of the Pankration Greek martial art, from which MMA originates.
* {{Nerf}}: Summoned as a human to hide his identity, which has reduced some of his parameters. Despite this, every one of his stats besides Luck clocks in at Rank B or higher.
* NiceGuy: Treats everyone with equal grace and courtesy.
* ObliviousToLove: Has not noticed that Fiore may have feelings for him.
%%* OurCentaursAreDifferent
%%* RapunzelHair
* SemiDivine: Used to be a Divine Spirit, but he gave up his immortality to die instead of suffering forever from being hit with arrows dipped in a Hydra's blood. His Divinity is still high enough to pierce the defenses of Rider of Red, however.
* StarPower: His power increases as the Sagittarius constellation becomes more visible in the night sky.
%%* WarriorTherapist
* WorthyOpponent: He is interested in seeing how well his disciple Achilles grew after he went out of his care, though it also pains him having to fight a trainee of his.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancer]]
!!!([[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad III]])
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/RyotaroOkiayu
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_vlad_3_2649.jpg]]

The infamous Lord of Wallachia known for impaling his enemies on spikes. He is summoned by Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia for the Black faction.

His Noble Phantasms are "Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution", which allows him to enforce the concept of impalement upon anything within a 1 kilometer radius so long as he is within the territory he has secured with Demonic Defender of the State, and "Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood", where he acknowledges the mythology surrounding him to become a powerful vampire.

Although he shares the Lancer designation of his ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' counterpart, they are completely different characters.

* ActuallyNotAVampire: ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' established that the real Vlad the Impaler was not an actual vampire, and he isn't one here unless he uses a Noble Phantasm to become one. He doesn't like that reputation, and while he tries to be mature and ignore it, representations of him as one that he finds end up getting destroyed.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Is the strongest of the Black Team's Servants, as well as being the Black Team's leader's Servant. This says A LOT considering how incredibly powerful Siegfried is.
* BadassBeard: Combines a swanky 5 O'clock shadow with a nice chinstrap.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Despite appearing to be the main villains, Vlad and Darnic are easily killed by Shirou, who becomes the real villain of the series.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His WeaponOfChoice looks more akin to a giant surgery scalpel than a spear or lance.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Due to the nature of the Noble Phantasm, Vlad has told Darnic that he will kill him if he forces him to use Legend of Dracula with a Command Spell. [[spoiler:He attempts it after Darnic makes him use it, but he uses the other two to make him stop his attack and fuse his soul with Vlad's.]]
* ChristianityIsCatholic: In his backstory, he rejected the Orthodox Church in favor of Catholicism. This was true of the real life Vlad as well.
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Not until[=/=]unless he uses his second Noble Phantasm to become a vampire; he's stated to become "[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} the vampire modeled after him]]," and his specified abilities in that form closely match that version.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Killed off by Shirou after using Legend of Dracula to get a massive boost of power, only to be absolutely destroyed by Shirou's Baptismal Sacrament. Extra irony comes from the fact that he dies a vampire, despite doing everything in his power to remove his horrible reputation.]]
* DontCallMeSir: He doesn't like that Darnic calls him "Lord" and chides him for excessive flattery.
* {{Expy}}: Looks''very'' similar to the Franchise/{{Castlevania}} incarnation of Vlad Tepes, he even drinks from a wine glass in a similar fashion. He'd probably [[BerserkButton wouldn't take kindly to pointing out the resemblance]], however.
* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentleman whose passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.
* FoeTossingCharge: [[spoiler:Dracula!Vlad does this to the Golems, Homunculi and dragon tooth warriors, killing them '''in the thousands'''.]]
* FourStarBadass: The stand-in leader of the Black Faction due to his tactical genius and leadership abilities.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Unwillingly with Darnic, who uses a Command Spell to fuse their souls, with Darnic having some control, although the control is generally in the hands of Vlad, whose personality is rewritten by his Legend of Dracula Noble Phantasm.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: His wish is to undo his horrible reputation that created the legend of him being a blood-starved fiend because of matters he was never even a part of.
* HomeFieldAdvantage:
** His Personal Skill, Demonic Defender of the State, secures the leylines in the area to make it his home turf. He gets a power boost equivalent to Mad Enhancement Rank A (minus the madness) while within this area, and can only use [[SpikesOfDoom Kazikli Bei]] within that range.
** Servants are also given a power boost by their proximity to their own "Sphere of influence"[=/=]home country. Vlad being summoned not even a few hours of travel from his town of birth gives him an additional significant powerboost.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His Dracula form fused with Darnic.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Vlad has this within the area marked by his Demonic Defender of the State. He can invoke the concept of impalement to summon stakes of any kind ''anywhere'' within this territory (Including inside an opponent's body, if they are within that territory) and pull new ones out for personal use anywhere.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Vlad's entire schtick. He can create spears, stakes, pikes and spikes of any kind [[{{Hammerspace}} out of nowhere]] and use them as projectiles and as a lance for personal use. He can even manifest these inside of his opponent's body, [[spoiler:Which he utilizes against Karna to bypass his Kavacha and Kundala. Unfortunately, Karna is so supremely badass that he is barely inconvenienced by it.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[{{Memes/Nasuverse}} Being Lancer is suffering indeed]]. [[spoiler:Vlad hates his vampiric legend and rejected the Orthodox Church in favor of the Catholic Church. He is killed off by a Catholic Saint after Darnic forces him to use Legend of Dracula and fuses with Vlad, becoming an evil amalgamation who sullied the reputation he was trying to save even further.]]
* JavelinThrower: A frequent use of his stakes. [[spoiler:When he is turned into a vampire and fused with Darnic, the hand-thrown stakes become comparable in strength to Noble Phantasms.]]
%%* KnightTemplar
* KryptoniteFactor: [[spoiler:Dracula is extremely vulnerable to Shirou's abnormally powerful holy powers.]]
* LawfulNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* LightningBruiser: [[http://i.imgur.com/fz2ImSx.jpg Every single one of his stats besides Luck clocks in at rank B or A]].
* MechanicalHorse: Vlad rides one created by Caster of Black into battle against the invading Red Faction in Volume 2.
* MysteriousMist: [[spoiler:Dracula releases a mana-draining mist over the entire area where the War is taking place, which prompts Jeanne into ordering the other Servants into killing him, as he could potentially drain all the other Servants to the point where the war could no longer continue.]]
* NiceGuy: He greatly enjoys his fellow Servants's company and wishes he had people like them working under him during his life.
* OldShame: {{Invoked}}. He tries to answer questions towards his vampiric legend maturely, but it's clear that he's not that pleased being reminded of it.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Being a representation of his legend as a ''vampire'' and not specifically a ''Dead Apostle'', his powers when under Legend of Dracula's effects are radically different to those of the vampires common to the Nasuverse and more in line with those of a ClassicalMovieVampire.]]
* RedBaron: The Lord Impaler.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/3/3b/Black_faction_servant.png His default expression]]. Note that he is actually a pretty good guy though.
* SuperMode: Legend of Dracula gives Vlad the powers of "the vampire modeled after him." This manifests by disabling his [[HomeFieldAdvantage Demonic Defender of the State]] skill and his [[SpikesOfDoom Kazikli Bei]] but in turn boosts all his stats and gives him the [[HealingFactor Curse of Regeneration]] and [[MagicalEye Mystic Eyes]] of [[CharmPerson Enchantment]]. It also gives him the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into]] [[SuperSmoke a mist]] and [[{{Animorphism}} various animals]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:His vampiric form fused with Darnic is not really him and not really Darnic, but more in line with the true Dracula in personality, with Darnic having at least partial control over the abomination.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: While not a particularly scary Servant in his own right, his summoning within the borders of Romania, where he was a great hero, has given a considerable boost to his power. Then on top of that he has another layer of HomeFieldAdvantage due to his Demonic Defender of the State ability. This causes his otherwise JackOfAllStats parameters to absolutely skyrocket, and even Shirou Kotomine considers his abilities absurd. WordOfGod states that Vlad as he is in the story is a match for [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Hercules or King Arthur in their respective home countries]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: He's the effective leader of the Black Faction, sitting on a throne in the Yggdmillenia mansion, and although Darnic refers to him as "Lord", Vlad states that he is still just a Servant and will in return call Darnic Master.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He bears next to no resemblance to the ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' version of Vlad the Impaler, and [[AllThereInTheManual is stated to be a different incarnation of him]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rider]]
!!!Astolfo
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/RumiOokubo
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-rider_of_black_2149.png]]

The twelfth paladin of Charlemagne and a Servant of the Rider class summoned by Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia of the Black faction via a small, stained glass bottle. He is described as being [[DudeLooksLikeALady beautiful beyond all compare]] but also an incredible blabbermouth.

His Noble Phantasms are "La Black Luna: The Magic Flute That Calls Panic", an enormous demonic horn whose sound strikes uncontrollable fear into all who hear it; "Trap of Argalia: Overturned If Touched", a golden lance that can render the enemy's legs totally useless; and his magical mount, the "Hippogriff: Otherworldly Phantom Horse". Astolfo possesses one more Phantasm, "Luna Break Manual: Magical All-purpose Tome of Tactics" an anti-magical book, but cannot use it as he has forgotten its name, so it simply passively gives him A-rank Magic Resistance.

[[spoiler:In vol. 3, he becomes Sieg's Servant.]]

* AntiMagic: The book that he doesn't know the name of passively grants him A-ranked Magic Resistance, making him immune to all but the most powerful magic. [[spoiler:Semiramis can trump it because she is a ridiculously powerful Age of Gods-era mage and manages to blast him off the Hanging Gardens with an EX-rank attack when he tries to invade it with his Hippogriff.]]
%%* BadassAdorable
* BareYourMidriff: His second set of casual clothes don't bother to cover the abdomen area. Still totally a guy either way.
* {{Bishonen}}: Has a [[DudeLooksLikeALady girly]] and cutesy appearance to him, complete with a slender build, a feminine dress code, and a reputation for being "[[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman beautiful beyond compare]]".
* BiTheWay: [[AllThereInTheManual Side materials]] confirm that Astolfo doesn't care about gender differences and would have happily been Sieg's partner if he asked.
* BladeOnAStick: Trap of Argalia: Overturned If Touched, a lance that can force an opponent to kneel simply by touching them with it.
* BlatantLies: Tells the homunculi servants looking for the Homunculus that he hasn't seen him at all...despite quite literally carrying the unconscious Homunculus over his shoulder while telling them this. At least in the manga he [[PaperThinDisguise throws a cloak over him for disguise]] but in the anime the servants can quite plainly see the mostly-naked Homunculus. Judging by the {{beat}} that passes after Astolfo says this, the servants let him pass simply because they don't want to push the matter with a Servant.
* BornLucky: Luck Rank A+.
* BraidsOfAction: His hair is normally tied in a thick braid.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://i.imgur.com/Nvl2hnC.jpg?1 He comments on his profile, hides his gender, and bemoans about his low stats]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with cute scribbles on his sheet profile]].
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:After Siegfried revives Homunculus]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Sports one on the top left side of his mouth.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In his new set of casual clothing.
* TheDitz: Weaponized. One of his skills, Evaporation of Sanity, gives him something akin to a sixth sense in combat similar to Eye of the Mind or Instinct from his complete lack of common sense.
--> '''Astolfo, to the Homunculus''':''"Now, then... first, we have to put our heads together and think of a way to help you. Oh, I would definitely suggest against leaving it entirely for me to decide. For no man can show as much a lack of restraint as I, Astolfo!"''
* DudeLooksLikeALady: It doesn't help that his gender is crossed out on the Servant statistics for the Black team revealed in Volume 3. His artist managed to include "him" at ''breast'' comparison chart but still left wondering about the reason.
%%* FunPersonified
* GenkiGuy: Very energetic and talkative.
* GratuitousFrench: Uses this in the doodles on his profile.
* HairDecorations: His black ribbons, which he says are "an irresistible proof of friendship" that he used to restore peace between him and his ally [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Orlando]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Homunculus/[[spoiler:Sieg]]. Well, Astolfo's [[BiTheWay bi]], but the point stands.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:For allowing Sieg to escape, Astolfo is impaled by Vlad's stakes through each of his limbs and has to spend a night in the Yggdmillenia dungeon. Celenike comes along and [[KickTheDog starts tugging and shaking the stakes to cause him pain for]] [[{{Yandere}} paying positive attention to anyone other than her.]] ]]
* InTheHood: He starts wearing a purple bunny ears parka as part of his casual getup in Volume 3.
* {{Keet}}: First thing he does once he's summoned is excitedly introduce himself and ask the other Servants of Black for their names.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LooseLips: He easily speaks Archer of Black's true name out loud, and tells Lancer of Black ''exactly'' how Saber of Black died without any tone of regret or grief. Homunculus surmises early on that the Red Faction would gain an incredible tactical advantage if they captured and interrogated Rider.
* MagicMusic: One of his Noble Phantasms in the original online RPG was La Black Luna, a horn that forces all opponents without sufficient magic resistance to flee. It was re-tooled for the light novel as a SonicStunner.
* MartyrWithoutACause: When asked by Chiron why he saved Homunculus, he simply answers:
--> '''"Because I could."'''
* MotorMouth: Which, "through no fault of his own," inevitably leads him to say too much.
* MulticoloredHair: Downplayed, but he sports a streak of white hair on his rose pink hair.
* TheNarrator: Narrates the episode previews in the anime.
* NiceGuy: Extremely nice to just about anyone.
* OddFriendship: With Chiron and Siegfried, as well as Homunculus.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Being a Rider-class Servant, one of his Noble Phantasms is a Hippogriff that he rides.
* PinkHeroine: Gender inverted; he is a Rider-class Servant of the Black Faction whose image colour is rose pink.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
* ThePollyanna: Described as being "eternally optimistic".
* RedBaron: The Twelfth Paladin of Charlemagne.
* RoseHairedSweetie: A male example, fitting the "cheery and optimistic" subtype.
* SayingTooMuch:
** Which quickly leads to maximum awkwardness. [[spoiler:It's Rider's big mouth that leads to Siegfried giving his life for Homunculus.]]
** It also quickly diffuses the situation between [[spoiler:Sieg and the surviving homunculi and the remaining Black Masters.]]
* SonicStunner: La Black Luna. [[spoiler:It can absolutely ''pulverize'' the Dragon Tooth Warriors that Semiramis creates.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: His master's sole wish is to make him writhe in pain and despair, but Rider is far too powerful for her to so much as scratch him and spends their 'sessions' just looking bored.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's so ditzy that he ''forgets the names of his own Noble Phantasms'', regardless, all of them possess very potent effects such as pulverizing his foes to dust and leaping through dimensions.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Though his initial civilian clothes are more masculine.
* WingdingEyes: Becomes starry-eyed when he begs Caules for Berserker of Black's name.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: [[GenderInvertedTrope Male example]]; he is stated to be "Beautiful beyond compare".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rose pink with a streak of white.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rare male example; sports a grade A.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caster]]
!!!Avicebron[=/=]Solomon Ibn Gabirol
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-avicebron_4077.png]]

A notable Spaniard-Jewish philosopher summoned by Roche Frain Yggdmillennia for the Black faction.

His Noble Phantasm is "Golem Keter Malkuth: Royal Crown, the Light of Wisdom" [[spoiler:which replicates God's miracle; The creation of the Original Human. It requires many hard to acquire materials and a [[HumanResources powerful source of prana as it's core]], but in return creates a giant, extremely powerful Golem called Adam upon completion.]]

* BadassArmy: He and his master has created a thousand golems in preparation for the war.
* BadassBookworm: Despite his main focus being construction of powerful golems, he is no pushover in a fight [[spoiler:and helps Jeanne in her fight against Dracula]].
* BadassCape
* BirdsOfAFeather: The main reason he and Roche work together so well is that they are both cynical individuals with no interest in other humans who make Golems as their only passion in life.
* {{Camp}}: Just look at him.
* CoolMask: [[spoiler:We never get to see what lies underneath it either.]]
* CoolTeacher: His Master, who makes golems just like him, treats him like a teacher and calls him "Sensei". Avicebron, in turn, treats Roche like a student.
* DesignItYourselfEquipment: Interestingly, His Noble Phantasm has yet to be "constructed". Considering that he has turned most of the basement level of the Yggdmillenia fortress into a giant Workshop from which he has been producing Golems for the last two months, this may apply to almost all of his abilities.
* DitzyGenius: Avicebron is an absolute genius who invented the thaumaturgic school involving Golems, but lacks the ability to communicate properly with other humans due to his obsession with creating Golems meaning he never got to interact much with other people.
* EnemySummoner: He has constructed a magical Workshop that allows him to produce thirty golems a day of a quality that would take an ordinary Magus a year to finish.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Wants to use Adam to spread it's Reality Marble Eden all across the Earth.]]
* [[GiantPoofySleeves Giant Poofy Leggings]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Goes over to the Red Team in Volume 3.]]
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:As he is grievously wounded by Chiron's arrows, he decides to fuse himself with Adam to fuel it further.]]
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Avicebron plans to use the now Servant-less Gordes Yggdmillenia as the mana-generating core of his Noble Phantasm. He ultimately uses Roche instead.]]
* ICanRuleAlone: Hints at this when it comes to his Master, saying that he's ideal as a master, for now...
%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* LostTechnology: Magical example. His Golems and the ability to mass produce on the scale he does is something no modern human Magus could ever achieve.
%%* MalevolentMaskedMan
* NoSocialSkills: He can hold entire conversations with nothing but nods, and never puts any emotion into a conversation with another human, similarly to Roche.
* ReligionIsMagic: Kabbalah, which is Hebrew for "Tradition", a school of magic he invented that is still used to this day by a large amount of magus including [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Touko Aozaki]].
* SummonMagic: Capable of creating powerful Golems, which he can later summon at will from his and Roche's workshop. These are not still not near the level of Servants however, and can only defeat Servants in large numbers. [[spoiler:It took five of them to restrict Spartacus after he had been left almost immobile by Lancer's Noble Phantasm.]]
* {{Unobtainium}}: His Golems are made with, amongst other more common materials, 800-year old gemstones used as their organs and equally ancient parchment for the enchantments. Luckily Darnic has the connections to acquire these reagents en masse even without going through the Magus Association.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Berserker]]
!!!Frankenstein's Monster
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AiNonaka
[[quoteright:261:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_frankenstein_5982.jpg]]

A gender-bent version of [[FrankensteinsMonster the fictional monster of the same name]] from [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Mary Shelly's most well-known story]], summoned as a Berserker for the Black faction by Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia via a set of blueprints for an "ideal human".

Her Noble Phantasms are the "Bridal Chest: A Maiden's Chastity", her electrified mace and personal power source, and "Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion", a suicidal area-of-effect attack activated by overloading the Bridal Chest.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Come on, did you expect ''Frankenstein'' to be an adorable girl whose bangs cover her eyes? Caules {{lampshades}} it and wonders if Victor Frankenstein's idea of beauty [[BlueAndOrangeMorality was somewhat different from the norm]] if he could so easily call her a monster in spite of her appearance.
* ArtificialHuman: A different type from the homunculi.
* BadassAdorable: Looks like a cute young maiden and carries around a giant mace that can fire off enough lightning to blast apart golems with ease. [[spoiler:She puts up an admirable fight against Mordred, and after being seemingly dispatched, when compelled by a Command Spell to kill Mordred, furiously charges her and uses Blasted Tree, which would have achieved a mutual kill had Kairi not bailed Mordred out with a Command Spell of his own.]]
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, ''don't'' address her as Frankenstein or some variation thereof.
%%* TheBerserker
* BlindingBangs: Her hair covers both of her eyes.
* ChaoticNeutral: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CombatStilettos: Wears ''very'' tall, ''slanted'' heels. They make her look as though she has hooves. They're straightened out in later artwork.
* CuteMute: Since she's been summoned under the Berserker class, her Mad Enhancement has rendered her unable to speak properly, usually making her resort to "aaaaaaah"'s and "uuuuuuuh"'s.
* CarryABigStick: Bridal Chest, her main Noble Phantasm, is a huge, heavy mace.
* DeathFromAbove: She can fire lightning from her mace into the sky and call it down as multiple bolts, each powerful enough to annihilate one of Caster of Black's golems in the resulting explosions.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She gets annoyed whenever her Master calls her Frankenstein and prefers to be called Berserker.
* EnergyAbsorption: Frankentein's Galvanism skill allows her to absorb any energy or thaumaturgical based attack into bio-electricity for her own use, and her Bridal Chest Noble Phantasm drains mana from the air around her.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:After her death from using Blasted Tree, the narration notes that the blueprints used as Frankenstein's catalyst says that the lightning from it is both the lightning of destruction but also the lightning of life, hinting that her respawn factor may kick in. Turns out, her lightning reviving Sieg actually resulted in him gaining access to weakened versions of both of her Noble Phantasms and becoming a second Frakenstein's Monster which was her wish to have a mate the same as her]].
* FrankensteinsMonster: Duh.
* FreakOut: [[spoiler:Has a massive fit of rage when a decoy in the image of her creator, created by Shakespeare to cover the escape of Shirou Kotomine, treats her kindly. Caules has to use a Command Spell to calm her down.]]
* GenderFlip: Unlike the "historical" monster, Victor Frankenstein always intended to make a [[AdamAndEvePlot pair]] of monsters and simply made the female one first. Unfortunately, he didn't like how "Eve" turned out and fled, with her chasing him down and demanding that he make her "Adam" and finish the job. Otherwise, the novel's events play out roughly the same way.
* HiddenDepths: Fear of her own monstrous nature causes her to [[ShrinkingViolet keep a shy silence]] that [[GeniusBruiser hides her intelligence]], and she is "extremely mindful of energy conservation," such as by turning off the lights if her Master leaves them on in an empty room. In Volume 2, she unplugs Caules' laptop after he leaves without turning it off, and thinks to herself that he'll praise her for saving electricity.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Discussed InUniverse by Caules, who notes that she really acts ''a lot'' different from the stories than he expected and concludes this might have been the case, though that could simply be because [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe he's a much nicer person than Dr. Frankenstein was]] and even the original monster was at least partially DrivenToVillainy by his creator's actions against him.
* HornedHumanoid: She has a horn sticking out of her forehead.
* ICanStillFight: [[spoiler:After being seemingly dispatched by Mordred, Frankenstein gets back up by the command of her Master and uses Blasted Tree to nearly kill Mordred.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her Scream of Terror skill.
* MismatchedEyes: One gold and one blue.
* NoSell: Takes several arrows from Atalanta head-on during their battle in the woods and just keeps running at her. Although it's hinted that the one Atalanta aimed specifically between her eyes would have done significant if not fatal damage had Chiron not deflected it with his own arrow.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Compared to the other Servants of the Black Faction. She lacks the level of mystery of Chiron (a hero from Ancient Greece), the raw power of Siegfried and Astolfo (through his Noble Phantasms), the notoriety of Jack the Ripper and Vlad III (which feeds directly into his own overwhelming power), or the usefulness of Avicebron (creation of golems) to the cause. Add in that her Master is one of the weakest of all and she comes off as pretty underwhelming.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Her aforementioned EnergyAbsorption abilities combine to make her Bridal Chest a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion#Classification Type II Perpetual Motion Engine]]".
* PimpedOutDress: Is that a FairyTaleWeddingDress?
* RedBaron: "Frankenstein's Monster" is what she's called, but not likely a name that Dr. Frankenstein gave her.
* RespawningEnemies: After using "Blasted Tree", there is a small chance of another Frankenstein materializing to replace the first.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Attempts to kill Mordred with Blasted Tree, but she is teleported away with a Command Spell before it does any major damage. Subverted however in that the use of it saved Astolfo from Mordred and restarted Sieg's heart after Mordred almost killed him, and it also gave him access to both of her Noble Phantasms ([[ChekhovsGun though it took him a while to figure it out]]).]]
* ShockAndAwe: Both her Noble Phantasms have this. Bridal Chest allows her to charge her mace with lightning and either swing the electrified mace around or fire it off in powerful blasts, and Blasted Tree lets her release all that power at once in a massive explosion of lightning [[SuicideAttack at the cost of her own life]].
* TakingYouWithMe: Frankenstein's "Blasted Tree" Noble Phantasm, which causes a tremendous sphere of lightning, at the cost of draining all the energy in Frankenstein's core (and thus killing her).
* {{Yandere}}: Pre-{{Retool}}, she pursued her creator across Europe and killed his family members in response to him rejecting her. The novel version changed her reason for chasing her creator to be more in line with Frankenstein circa ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', desiring a mate similar to her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Assassin]]
!!!UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SakuraTange
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-assassin_of_black_5302.png]]

The legendary SerialKiller who stalked the streets of London at the end of the Nineteenth Century, summoned by Hyouma Sagara and passed on to Reika Rikudou. Jack is summoned as the Assassin class, though she also qualifies for the Berserker class as well.

Her Noble Phantasms are "Maria the Ripper: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment", her four knives which are powered by the hatred of prostitutes' abandoned children and can [[OneHitKill kill instantly]] [[SituationalSword given certain conditions]], and "The Mist: Darkened Misty Metropolis", a handheld lantern that recreates VictorianLondon's [[FogOfDoom acrid smog that will slowly kill humans and hinder Servants]].

* AgeInappropriateDress: Even for a mid-to-late teenager, her outfit is unusually skimpy.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[spoiler:She is the living incarnation of the hatred of the abandoned children of Victorian England, who was killed by a group of Magi after her legendary murders.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm, which can instantly kill the target if the target is female, it is night time, and the weather is misty. If any of these conditions is not met, they only function as a set of D-Rank knives. [[OneHitKill If the conditions CAN be met, however...]]
* AxCrazy: During life, she would approach prostitutes and attempt to make them be her mother figure. The exhausted women would generally reject her, in most cases [[{{Jerkass}} more harshly than necessary]]. If Jack stumbled across them again, she would cut them apart and then press her face into a piece of their flesh [[ApologeticAttacker while saying "I'm sorry" over and over again]].
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: In this novel's version of her backstory, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper was [[spoiler:a physical manifestation of the hatred of unwanted children,]] and had an ability similar to subconscious magecraft to spontaneously generate mist that would conceal her during her infamous murders.
* TheBerserker: If she were summoned in the Berserker class; this incidentally forces her to be only active at night, with ''The Mist'' Noble Phantasm remaining active all the time and targeting any nearby being that possesses [[{{Mana}} Prana]].
* BrokenBird: Was abandoned at an extremely young age in late 19th century London, and lived as a StreetUrchin in absolutely ''horrifying'' conditions until dying in her mid-to-late teens. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's no wonder she's so screwed up]].
* ChaoticEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The Mist is based on her prodigious ability in life to conjure mist seemingly from nothing, via what appears to be an ''instinctive'' use of some form of magecraft. Keep in mind that she has ''never'' had any instruction in even the basic of magecraft, and at the time wasn't even aware that the supernatural existed.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's a legendary SerialKiller, so the "psycho" is a given, but this does little to stop her from being ''[[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin_of_Black?file=JackUnbirth.jpg absolutely]] [[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin_of_Black?file=Asojfoirejyh45956794igojrtpohjtr90yu03itgo-ekhojhklg.jpg adorable]]''.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In her original life, she suffered ParentalAbandonment at an indeterminably very early age, spent her entire life as a StreetUrchin, and judging by her young appearance when summoned (Servants are typically summoned at the "prime" of their lives), she died well before reaching adulthood too.
* DarknessEqualsDeath: Her Murderer of the Misty Night skill allows her to achieve an unconditional ambush against any opponent during the night, and nighttime is also one of the requirements for her Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm to cause a OneHitKill.
* DualWielding: Often depicted with a knife in each hand.
* EmotionlessGirl: Not much of a surprise, given her tragic backstory.
* FogOfDoom: Jack's The Mist Noble Phantasm can cause this at will, and it's nigh impossible to escape from.
%%* FragileSpeedster
* FreudianExcuse: All Jack wants is to return to the womb. By [[DisposableSexWorker cutting open random prostitutes]] until she finds the right one.
* GenderBlenderName: Jack the Ripper, usually referred to by plain "Jack". {{Lampshaded}} by Reika.
* GenderFlip: Possibly, since in real life "Jack"'s true identity, and therefore true sex, still remains a mystery.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Uses four strangely-shaped knives and two butcher's knives as her main weapons, with a bloodstained scalpel for added measure.
* GradualGrinder: Anyone who is not a Servant will take cumulative damage from the mist's poisonous and suffocating fumes, with non-Magi perishing very quickly. Servants, on the other hand, will still [[StandardStatusEffects have their Agility decreased by one rank]].
* HarmfulToMinors: The woes that comprise her DarkAndTroubledPast started from her very early childhood years at the ''latest''. At the earliest? Perhaps since the day she was abandoned by her (probably prostitute) mother as a baby.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real-life UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper was most certainly not a ''little'' kid who somehow was able to kill and dissect several grown women with mere knives as his/her only weapon, and then elude capture by the police or even being simply sighted and identified by eye witnesses.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate:
** Besides the obvious dissonance of [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper the infamous]] SerialKiller (whose official offender profile highly suggests to be suffering from severe mental problems) being actually good-looking, she looks surprisingly unblemished (save for a minor scar on the cheek), healthy and cute for a StreetUrchin who lived in the abysmal conditions of 19th-century London slums, and thus most probably suffered from malnourishment and a lot of lack of hygiene-induced infections.
** Some flashback art does zig-zag this a bit, though, as it depicts her suffering from, at the very least, pointed malnourishment. The idea seems to be that being summoned as a Servant [[spoiler:and being a conceptual entity as much as anything]] has been fairly kind to her.
* IAmLegion: [[spoiler:Jack refers to herself with "we" and "us" (with LampshadeHanging from Reika), as she is the rage of the abandoned children of Victorian London given form.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: True to one suggested aspect of the historical UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper (per one of the letter's attributed to him), this Jack has apparently developed [[PickyPeopleEater a selective taste for eating human hearts]] [[YourSoulIsMine and souls]] -- ''specifically'' those of ''evil'' people, because according to her their "pollution" makes them taste better for her (which puts a new spin on "EvilTastesGood"); however, she didn't like the taste of Hyouma's blood when she sucked it out (to avoid a mess), though whether it was due to not liking the taste of blood - as opposed to souls - or it's something specific to him is not specified. The narration also suggests that it might also be that, due to Jack herself being a ChaoticEvil-aligned being, it is easier for her to digest souls that are of similar alignment.
* KnifeNut: She's an AxCrazy knife-wielder. Duh.
* NoSenseOfDirection: The Mist imposes this upon all enemies within its boundaries by clouding their senses, even if they are familiar with the local area/terrain.
* NotSoStoic: Jack reveals HiddenDepths of [[ShrinkingViolet awkward shyness]] after Reika offered what may have been the first act of kindness that the girl had ever recieved in her life. She is also visibly awestruck at the concept of having a HappilyAdopted family life with Reika, including the latter's insistence on making her meals even when she tells her that as a Servant, she doesn't need to eat (she already fulfills her {{Mana}} needs by regularly seeking out {{Asshole Victim}}s to [[YourSoulIsMine consume their souls]]).
* OffModel: Her first official artwork showed her with the hips and legs of an adult woman and torso, arms, and head of a teenage girl. Later artwork revisions by Ototsugu changed her legs and hips to match the rest, as shown above.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Ambiguous. Jack is drawn such that her appearance gives the impression of her being a child. However, different entries listed her height as alternately being 139 cm or 150 cm. If the latter was valid, then she'd only be moderately shorter than the high school-aged Rin Tohsaka, and so would likely be only a little younger than her. Material for ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in particular, though, made it clear neither height was correct, and her height is given today as 134cm. [[spoiler:And then, of course, the whole "conceptual being representing the hatred and pain of London's abandoned children, instead of a human" thing makes the question of her age somewhat moot.]]
* OneHitKill: Jack the Ripper's Noble Phantasm ''Maria the Ripper: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment'' does this if three conditions are met: The victim is female, it is night time, and it is misty (which she can create using her second Noble Phantasm). It activates as a curse that summons the knives within the target's body and rips them open from the inside out.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The special ability of her Noble Phantasm ''Maria the Ripper'' [[ThePowerOfHate channels the hatred]] of [[spoiler:the [[SonOfAWhore children]] of '''80,000''' prostitutes in VictorianLondon's ghettos who were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned back then by their mothers]], because they would've cut down on their profit margin]].
* RedBaron: The Legendary Serial Killer.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: She pretty much fits all of the criteria.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Her "[[KnifeNut Maria the Ripper]]" Noble Phantasm's requirements don't usually meet themselves; while she can't change her foes' gender, and has to [[DarknessEqualsDeath wait for nighttime to achieve an unconditional ambush]], she does get "[[FogOfDoom The Mist]]" as a Noble Phantasm to ensure the last condition.
* SerialKiller: Of course.
* SituationalSword: Maria the Ripper can instantly slice up women from the inside on foggy nights.
* StealthExpert:
** Like all proper Assassin-class Servants, she has the Class Skill Presence Concealment. Hers is [[RankInflation A+ Rank]], which effectively inflicts a PerceptionFilter on everyone around her (including her own Master). This is how she manages to carry Sagara Hyouma's unconscious body on the street, in plain sight, behind Reika without anyone else noticing. Presence Concealment [[InvisibilityFlicker sharply loses effectiveness when she prepares to attack a target]], but she has another Personal Skill called Murderer of the Misty Night which can compensate for that by allowing her an unconditional ambush at night (during the day, the opponent gets a Luck check).
** As an aside, it is worth noting that Jack's A+ in Presence Concealment puts her on par with, or even better than, the very best of the Hashashin who traditionally fill the role of Assassin. This is one of the reasons she's considered such a good Assassin-class by others.
%%* TheStoic
* StreetUrchin: Her "home" was the filth-ridden, crime-infested slums of VictorianLondon.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Servant outfit consists of a sleevless, off-shoulder, and [[SexyBacklessOutfit backless]] skintight top with a CleavageWindow (not that she has any actual cleavage to show off, mind you), [[ThongOfShielding bikini underwear]], {{bandage|Babe}}s covering her [[HandwrapsOfAwesome hands and forearms]], and [[TooManyBelts a lot of belts]] on her arms and torso. She recognizes this and either stays indoors during the day, or uses Presence Concealment to remain completely hidden.
* SympatheticMurderer: Subverted. She and Reika have had rough pasts and their affection towards each other is genuine, but any sympathy the audience might have for them is undermined by their the lack of regard for other peoples' lives during the Grail War.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: She murdered several people with little hesitation while she was a StreetUrchin.
* {{Unperson}}: Her Information Erasure skill, which wipes out all traces of Jack's appearance, True Name and abilities from the memories of her opponents after she retreats. It even affects recordings on closed-circuit security cameras, but does not affect physical evidence such as bloodstains and injuries on corpses.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: She's a white-haired famous SerialKiller.
[[/folder]]

!!Red Faction Servants

[[folder:Saber]]
!!!Mordred
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MiyukiSawashiro
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[[caption-width-right:258:[[labelnote: Click here]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-saber_of_red_armour2_4733.png[[/labelnote]] to see Mordred in her armor.]]

A homunculus mothered by Morgan le Fay using sperm taken from a temporarily [[GenderBender gender-bent]] Arturia (''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Stay Night]]'' and ''[[LightNovel/FateZero Zero]]'' Saber). She is summoned by Kairi Shishigou of the Red Faction via a splinter of the Round Table.

Her Noble Phantasms include her helmet "Secret of Pedigree: Helmet That Conceals Infidelity", which obscures her face and stats, "Clarent: The Radiant And Brilliant Royal Sword", her sword stolen from the vaults of Camelot upon her temporarily taking up rulership and finally, "Clarent Blood Arthur: Rebellion Against My Beautiful Father", which twists Clarent into a demonic blade that releases a massive beam of blood-colored lightning.

* AscendedExtra: Goes from having a mention in the original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and a cameo in the anime to actually starring in a series.
* AttentionWhore: She is semi-obsessed with earning praise and approval from her master, as she was with her "father" Arturia.
* BadassAdorable: While she'd probably kick in the teeth of anyone who'd call her "cute", she has her "father's" face and build and is far more open with her emotions than her. She's also a bloodthirsty warrior who can casually punch a giant golem about three times her size to pieces and throw another one with enough force to break the one she's targeting.
* BareYourMidriff: In her civvies. She thinks it's unbecoming of a knight in the light novel but her master wouldn't buy anything else. She doesn't seem to mind as much in the anime, probably because the midriff is even more bare in her armor's underclothes.
* BerserkButton: '''Don't''' call her a girl, '''don't''' talk about [[Main/KingArthur her father]] and '''do not''' mention the Round Table. When Kairi told her he used a splinter of the Round Table as the catalyst to summon her (he could have potentially gotten any of the other Knights of the Round Table instead of Mordred), her violent destruction of the valuable splinter immediately clues Kairi in to the only knight who would react like that.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up just in the nick of time to save Ruler and Archer of Black [[spoiler:from Avicebron's golems.]]
* BloodKnight: She enjoys fighting so much she could qualify for the Berserker class on this fact alone.
* BloodMagic: The Noble Phantasm Clarent Blood Arthur is basically [[SwordBeam Excalibur]] with blood instead of light.
* {{Bokukko}}: Uses "ore" to solidify in even her speech that she dislikes any connection between her and the female gender.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Combined with the mutiny in Camelot.
* CastFromHitPoints: Using [[SwordBeam Clarent Blood Arthur]] causes her incredible pain.
* ChaoticNeutral: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CloningBlues: Realizing she was different from other children, she nursed a hatred for normal humans from early on.
* CollapsibleHelmet: This is how she can take her helmet off in the heat of combat without it impacting her performance. Specifically, it merges with her armor.
* CombatPragmatist: Unlike the other Knights of the Round Table, Mordred has no problem punching, kicking or even biting if it is necessary. During her fight with Caster's golems, she [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws her sword into one of them]], and then starts punching several other ones to pieces with her bare hands and throwing them into other ones.
* CoolHelmet: Her Secret of Pedigree: Helm of Hidden Infidelity. It effectively hides her identity even in her civvies. For bonus points,[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/typemoon/images/d/d0/SecretOfPedigree.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150827082705 it collapses into her armor when she takes it off.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: In the anime, has a single incisor frequently visible.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Despite having a B rank Riding skill, Kairi says the only thing she should drive is a tank; nothing else is sturdy enough to survive her driving.
* DumbMuscle: Compensates for her lack of brainpower and complete lack of swordsmanship with [[UnskilledButStrong incredible raw physical capability]], powerful magic resistance, and a [[CombatPragmatist tendency to use rather unorthodox fighting styles]].
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In her brief appearances before ''Apocrypha'', Mordred looked ''exactly'' like her father and her armor was much simpler in design.
* {{Expy}}: A [[FanNickname Saberclone]] who's actually a ''literal'' clone of the original Saber.
* FlippingTheBird: Does this after [[spoiler:she and Sieg work together to defeat Adam]].
* GenderFlip: In "real-life" [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]], Mordred was male.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies content alongside her Master near the end of the War, sharing a few [[OneLastSmoke cigarettes]] together and grinning as they finally pass on]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Even without her {{Berserk Button}}s being pushed, she has a temper problem.
* {{Irony}}: She doesn't like to be called a girl, yet she wears one of the skimpiest outfits in the cast. Somewhat justified by the fact that the clothes were cheap and [[TheScrooge Kairi]] wouldn't buy her anything more expensive, and it's shown that under her armor she wears something just as, if not skimpier.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her wish is to be given the chance to draw the sword in the stone and become king. Whether not she'll even succeed doesn't even cross her mind, as according to herself she is already the perfect king, so of course she'll be able to draw it. This actually overlaps with WellDoneDaughterGirl, as she believes this is the only way Arturia would ever truly recognize her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Repeatedly shown to be rude, insulting and extremely aggressive. At the same time she has some noble inclinations, such as when she refuses to sacrifice the uninvolved civilians of the town, either as collateral damage or to replenish prana. If one can manage her {{Berserk Button}}s and get past her more jerkish behaviors, as her Master can attest to, she's a very loyal and fun-loving warrior.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:She's ''insulted'' that the clone of Siegfried survives her Clarent Blood Arthur, and wants in return his head and heart because he "insulted her honor"]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:On the other hand, her [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]] of [[BitchInSheepsClothing Celenike]] after the later used two Command Spells to try and make Astolfo kill Sieg was totally called for]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Before she became jaded by Arturia's rejection.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Her figure could best be described as that of a bundle of twigs, yet most of her power comes from her raw strength and Prana Burst skill.
* OneHandedZweihander: It's repeatedly mentioned that she usually wields Clarent with just one hand, which allows her to punch, grab and throw her enemies with her free one. [[spoiler:When Chiron breaks one of her arms, her fighting style is completely unaffected and she returns the favor by slashing him across the chest.]]
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler:After she kills Semiramis but at the cost of being fatally injured herself along with her Master Kairi, she shares some cigarettes with him as they both die, [[GoOutWithASmile grinning all the while]]]].
* OppositeSexClone: ''Technically''--her template, Arturia, is normally female, but was male when the genetic material was taken. For a long time the fandom thought she was a male clone of the female Arturia until Nasu stated otherwise.
* OreOnna: In addition to referring to herself by the masculine first-person pronoun "ore", she also boasts a masculine personality.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: She's a Homunculus clone of Arturia, and ages considerably faster than normal humans.
* RedBaron: The Knight of Treachery.
* TheRival: To [[spoiler:Sieg after their great battle]].
* RivalsTeamUp: Teams up with [[spoiler:Sieg to take down Avicebron's golem.]]
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Her armor wouldn't look out of place in a DarkFantasy setting such as ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer}}''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her civilian outfit is a [[WhoWearsShortShorts pair of Daisy Dukes]], a [[BareYourMidriff tube top]], and an open red jacket. In the light novel and manga she isn't happy about it until Kairi explains it was cheap. In the anime, not only does she approve of the outfit, but her Servant gear is quite skimpy when she dematerializes her armor, consisting solely of a loincloth, an ornate strip of cloth across her chest, and coverings for her arms and legs (a design originating from her appearance in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'').
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: She throws her sword at a golem during a fight and beats up some others with brute strength. Lampshaded by an incredulous Kairi.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears her hair in a ponytail, and she hates being associated with anything feminine.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shows hints of this towards her Master.
* UnskilledButStrong: Having little to no actual sword skills, her strategy boils down to wildly attacking with all tools at her disposal until whatever is in her way is dead.
* WaifFu: She has the same body size as her "father", which is to say about as thin as a bundle of sticks, yet can casually tear apart half a dozen golems nearly three times her size through a combination of swordsmanship, punches, kicks, and a good throwing arm.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Was obsessed with earning Arturia's approval, but Arturia was less than thrilled about the whole "secret clone created by my evil sister" thing. Even then, she still has some traces of this. Her very wish is to prove her claim to become king in a way that Arturia would approve, by pulling the sword in the stone out. She refuses to use the Grail to directly to do it because she believes Arturia would never recognize her otherwise.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her civvies. In the light novel and manga she's mildly annoyed by this as it is unbecoming of a knight, but in the anime she doesn't seem to really care.
* WildHair: In complete contrast to her father's PrimAndProperBun or her rarer smooth TomboyishPonytail, Mordred's hair looks like she woke up on the wrong side of the bed and pulled it into a rough ponytail to get ready. She's suitably much more aggressive and short-tempered than Arturia even on her worse days.
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: She's very childish, has basically no patience and is bored by pretty much anything short of fighting. This is because she's mentally a child, and her accelerated growth gives her the physical appearance of an adult. The anime has Kairi outright asking her if she's a child after watching her throw a temper tantrum where she's rolling on the ground complaining about going outside without him is boring.
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Because she's a Homunculus, her growth-rate is accelerated.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Archer]]
!!!Atalanta
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SaoriHayami
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The huntress from Greek mythology summoned as a Servant of the Archer class. Her objective for seeking the Grail is to create a world where every child can be raised with love.

Her Noble Phantasm is "Phoebus Catastrophe: The Complaint Message On The Arrow", with which Atalanta lets forth a message on an arrow into the sky, requesting the aid of Artemis and Apollo. Seconds later, a rain of arrows strikes all enemies nearby. Her second Noble Phantasm is "Agreas Metamorphosis: Boar of Divine Punishment", which causes her to take on the monstrous aspects of the Calydonian Boar.

* AntiquatedLinguistics: More apparent in Japanese.
* BearsAreBadNews: As a huntress Atalanta has a general bear motif.
* TheCameo: Briefly mentioned in ''VideoGame/FateExtra''. [[CanonImmigrant The manga adaptation has her cameo and features the same design]].
* ChargedAttack: She can increase the power of her arrows by channeling her Prana into them before firing, which is shown by them gaining a [[GreenAndMean green aura]].
%%* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* DeathFromAbove: Her Phoebus Catastrophe, which calls forth a literal hail of arrows.
* FriendToAllChildren: [[FreudianExcuse Because she received mercy as a child]].
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings: She has a deep appreciation for nature due to being raised under Artemis's wing.
* {{Gendercide}}: Downplayed, localized example - her Complaint Message on the Arrow Noble Phantasm randomly calls on either [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apollo or Artemis]] to rain down arrows to kill all women (Artemis) or all men (Apollo) in the area. This feature was removed after her ReTool and now affects all enemies regardless of gender.
* GlassCannon: Endurance Rank E basically means she's gonna drop in one or two solid hits, but her arrows are strong enough to injure [[SuperToughness Siegfried]].
* GreenAndMean: Played with, as she's pretty decent as a person but her alignment is NeutralEvil.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Absolutely breaks down when Jeanne exorcises the resentful spirits of the children that make up Jack the Ripper.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Her Aesthetics of the Last Spurt skill allows her to let her opponent take initiative, then [[AwesomenessByAnalysis confirm his actions in order to overtake them]], as she did in the footraces of her legend.
--> "Go ahead. I shall pass in front of you afterward like a squall."
* LittleBitBeastly: Possibly as a shoutout to her original legend, Atalanta has the ears and tail of a lion, as well as cat-like paws.
%%* MulticoloredHair
%%* {{Multishot}}
* NamedWeapons: Even though it is not a Noble Phantasm, her bow still has a name: Tauropolos, The Celestial Bow.
* NatureHero: She was [[RaisedByWolves raised by bears]], has [[LittleBitBeastly animal ears and a tail]], and has an animalistic mindset of stealing and hunting for food for survival. She also dislikes Berserker of Black because Frankenstein is manmade and "reeks of mechanical oil and machinery."
* NeutralEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:During the great battle of Volume 2, she decides to use her Complaint Message on the Arrow Noble Phantasm on Spartacus, condensed in an area just around him. Not only does it not kill him, but the amount of prana he gains from it causes him to grow dragon heads on his shoulders, three extra sets of arms, more legs and grew exponentially in size, before violently exploding.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[LittleBitBeastly Agreas Metamorphosis]], which grants her the power of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Calydonian Boar]] she slayed in her legend. For the record, this was a giant beast sent by Atermis that all the heroes of the current time period with the exception of Hercules banded together to hunt.
* PaintItBlack: Agreas Metamorphosis turns her clothing black upon activation, the same color as the Calydonian Boar's hide. For extra measure, she's actually [[NemeanSkinning wearing its hide]].
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Bears]]: Because of this, she has the same egotism and view on life and death as an animal, for example considering stealing food from others a natural action to survive.
%%* RapunzelHair
* RedBaron: The Chaste Huntress.
%%* ShowgirlSkirt
* SuperSpeed: As she was the fastest mortal in Greek myth, she possesses incredible speed exceeding that of almost any other Servant.
* ThoseTwoGuys: She is rarely seen without Red Rider.
* UnintentionalBackupPlan: She is sent to back up Spartacus after [[spoiler:Shakespeare goads him into attacking the Black Faction headquarters.]]
* UnusualEars: Possesses animal ears.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green, Golden and Platinum-blonde Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouki: Grade A.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancer]]
!!!Karna
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KojiYusa
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-lancer_of_red_8752.png]]

The invincible AntiVillain of the ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. Karna is summoned as a Lancer-class Servant, although he is also eligible for the Rider and Archer classes.

His Noble Phantasms are "Kavacha and Kundala: O Surya, Become Armor", his armor and earrings made of solidified sunlight; "Brahmastra Kundala: O Brahma, Curse Me", an Anti-Army[=/=]Anti-Country projectile said to have firepower equal to that of nuclear weaponry; and "Vasavi Shakti: O Sun, Abide to Death", where Karna gives his armor to the Thunder God Indra, but in return is allowed to use Indra's almighty weapon once, a spear that is able to kill even Divine Spirits with ease.

* AffablyEvil: He is ''pitifully'' nice, but he is under the direct commands of [[BigBad Shirou Kotomine]] and he serves without complaint.
* AgentPeacock: The strongest Servant in the war and quite the {{Bishonen}}.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: His [[FantasticNuke Brahmastra Kundala]] is an Anti-Country Noble Phantasm that can never miss.
* AntiMagic: Rank C, making him immune to Magecraft with less than two verses of aria. However, due to his immortal armor, the effective rank far higher than that, since all magic is reduced to 1[=/=]10th of it's original strength before it afflicts him.
* ArmorOfInvincibility: Kavacha and Kundala, a coat of armor and earrings made of [[HardLight solidified]] [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]] that is stated to be "difficult to destroy even for the gods." They reduce all damage he takes by 9/10th's of its value before taking into account his natural defense, rendering him all but invulnerable in combat.
* AwesomeButImpractical: He may be powerful, but he requires a ruinous mana upkeep to fight at full strength. Even when holding back, he fights at such a level that he will paralyze an ordinary Master through sheer upkeep alone.
* BadassBoast: Claims that there is little difference between fighting Siegfried and Ruler one by one, or at the same time. The narration mentions that to Karna, this is not a boast of overconfidence, but the simple truth of a man who cannot lie.
* BadassCape: One made of ''[[UpToEleven the fire of the sun]]'' no less.
* {{BFS}}pear: His spear is far taller than he is, with a blade the size of a surfboard, boggling Jeanne as to how a human could ever wield such a thing. It is described lovingly as a work of art more than it is a weapon.
* BilingualBonus: Kavacha and Kundala is Sanskrit for "Armor" and "Earrings" respectively, referring to how he was born with his immortalizing golden armor-skin and earrings.
* {{Bishonen}}: Jeanne even notes that every part of him, from his unkempt hair to his golden armor, is beautiful in its own right, but becomes scary when combined with his demeanor.
* BladeOnAStick: Brahmastra has appropriately taken the form of a spear instead of a projectile to fit his Class better.
* BloodKnight: His excitement at fighting someone as strong as [[spoiler:Siegfried]] is described as "a passion like a blazing inferno".
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He separates himself completely from morality since he is able to see the good in even the most horrid of crimes. When ordered to kill the supervisor of the War, who is supposed to not be targeted by any participant, he doesn't even question the order, though he does find it a strange thing to do.
* BodyHorror: He has weird golden growths on his chest along with a gemstone with some sickly veins. This is because his "armor" is actually part of his skin. If [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/099/9/0/karna_4__fate_apocrypha__by_govindmelitte-d612p25.jpg concept art]] is to be trusted, the spiky parts of his armor actually ''stab into his flesh''. [[spoiler:Also suffers this when Vlad impales him from the inside out with Kazikli Bei, although it does negligible damage.]]
* BornUnlucky: UpToEleven. Even though Karna was a warrior god on the battlefield, his life was awful, unfair and dishonorable to the point of him being a CosmicPlaything. Lampshaded by his Luck rank being D.
* BrutalHonesty: Since he has the ability to read someone's proper self and see through their lies, he often ends up saying things he ''really'' shouldn't. While this makes him come across as callous to his peers, there is no ill will behind his words and he's merely trying to make things better by critiquing the things around him... not that anyone would get that at a glance.
* CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler:Using Vasavi Shakti decimates his body completely, to the degree where Siegfried can strike him down with one decisive blow afterwards.]]
* CreepyBlueEyes: His stare is intimidating to the extreme. Jeanne even compares its piercing sharpness to a blade.
* DeadpanSnarker: According to a line from the Literature/{{Mahabharata}}, "His teeth are like arrows and swords, and his tongue a spear". This trait manages to piss off Gordes Yggdmillenia at the speed of a freight train.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: He consumes extraordinary amounts of Prana so he cannot go all-out in a fight without risking death by Prana starvation. Due to how obscenely powerful he is, it hasn't make much of a difference so far, even when faced with the strongest of the Black Servants.
* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Jeanne's revelation warns her that Karna is "dangerous beyond compare", and [[TheStoic Siegfried]] is ''terrified'' when he realizes that Karna is powerful enough to damage him. This is all despite the fact that Karna has yet to unleash his full power, as doing so would drain significant amounts of mana.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Weaponised. In life many of Karna's deeds went unrecognized for various reasons. As such, his attributes will appear to be one rank lower than they really are to his opponents, unless [[IKnowYourTrueName his true identity is revealed]].
* FantasticNuke: Brahmastra Kundala. The Noble Phantasm is described as an Anti-'''Country''' Noble Phantasm that is said to be "comparable to nuclear weapons".
* FatalFlaw: Karna's lack of understanding of the subtleties human emotions. He has never learned this in life, and it carries over to the Grail War. This manifests as several flaws such as BrutalHonesty. Also, his BlueAndOrangeMorality causes him to think everything that happens around him as natural has caused him to have UndyingLoyalty bordering on BlindObedience towards Shirou Kotomine because by helping him, he is still effectively aiding his original Master.
** [[spoiler:That last part is {{Subverted}}. Karna has absolutely no loyalty towards Shirou Kotomine whatsoever, and doesn't even regard him as his Master once he takes ownership of Karna's Master's Command Spells, as all the other Red Faction Servants do. His obedience comes from his desire to protect his true Master, who Shirou has taken captive.]]
* {{Foil}}: To [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh]]. While the both of them are considered the [[StoryBreakerPower most powerful]] Servants in their respective Grail wars, and two of the most powerful Servants in general, they couldn't be more different. Gilgamesh is an extremely arrogant individual who constantly looks down his nose at other people and belittles whoever he faces in battle. Meanwhile, Karna is an incredibly nice person who earnestly praises Saber of Black during their fight. Whereas Gilgamesh [[UnskilledButStrong relies entirely]] on the overwhelming power of his Noble Phantasms in battle, Karna is terrifyingly skilled with his spear. [[spoiler: And while Gilgamesh willingly betrayed Tokiomi during the fourth Grail War, Karna remained loyal to his true master even after Kotomine took control of his command seals.]]
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: While his armor heavily invokes this trope, it is not actually gold, and instead crystallized sunlight forged by his father Surya.
* {{Guyliner}}: A dark red to match his cape.
* HardLight: His impenetrable armor-skin is made of solid sunlight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Due to his mana issues, he has to keep a lower profile most of the time, though he is still extremely powerful even then. [[spoiler:When he finally goes all out in Volume 5, Sieg!fried can barely even defend against him at all, despite having exceeded the original Siegfried in power.]]
* IAmTheNoun: When asked by Shirou Kotomine as to what his wish is, Karna responds that he doesn't have one, because "I am just a spear". Everyone present is thoroughly shocked that his only thing even resembling a desire is to rematch with Siegfried.
* ImplacableMan: Absolutely nothing short of having his innards impaled by Vlad's stakes from the inside out has done anything but mildly inconvenience him.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: To the point where his skill alone is said to step into the realm of the gods.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: [[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/6/68/Karna_spear.png Vasavi Shakti]], the almighty weapon of the Thunder God Indra which he is allowed to use once because Indra felt guilty about exploiting his endless kindness by asking for his [[ArmorOfInvincibility armor and earrings]].
* IncendiaryExponent: His Prana Burst (Flames) skill imbues all of his weapons with flames.
* InvincibleVillain: His frequent comparison to [[CanonSue Gilgamesh]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is no joke, as he [[spoiler:almost flattens resident InvincibleHero Jeanne in seconds with the Brahmastra, fights Siegfried to a draw that was somewhat in Karna's favor and beats Vlad III so badly that Darnic has to blow all three of his Command Spells, fuse with Vlad ''and'' flee for dear life to survive. When he finally gives it his all, even Sieg!fried doesn't stand a chance]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: An interesting example in that while Karna is a saintly AllLovingHero to the very core, as he never learned the subtleties of human emotion, he comes off as a blunt dick who pricks and prods at the hidden feelings, emotions and secrets of all those he meets.
* TheJuggernaut: He's everything short of completely invincible and confirmed to be the strongest Servant in the entire war, [[spoiler:able to easily defeat Vlad III on his own]]. Shirou Kotomine reasons that no Servant in the war besides Achilles holds even a candle to him.
* JustToyingWithThem: Completely averted. When Jeanne finally shows up, he instantly prepares to fire Brahmastra Kundala at her, which is implied to be capable of killing her had Siegfried not attacked him before it was thrown.
* KillTheGod: His Vasavi Shakti Noble Phantasm is a single-use spear of lightning powerful enough to be considered of "Anti-God" power.
* LawfulGood. His InUniverse alignment. Even Jeanne recognizes him as one of impeccably pure and noble character.
* LightningBruiser: Karna is incredibly fast, nearly-immortal and strikes with enough force to ''dent'' Siegfried's immortal body.
* LivingLieDetector: Karna physically cannot be deceived and can see through the personality and thoughts of others.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Karna may actually have reached a whole new level of this. [[spoiler:During his fight with Vlad, he notices at one point that his stomach begins to churn. Not two pages later, wooden stakes start impaling him from the inside out. His response is to look slightly annoyed before burning the stakes away.]]
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: This is actually a superpower of his: he was so isolated from society that he learned to read the personality and thoughts of others.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Incredibly thin, but still has the strength [[spoiler:to pierce Siegfried's Armor of Fafnir through a combination of strength, inhuman skill and the power of his weapon.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Kavacha and Kundala reduces all damages Karna takes, magical, physical or even conceptual, to one tenth of its original value. This, in combination with the ridiculous toughness of the Kavacha and Kundala, makes him all but immortal.
* NobleDemon: He takes commands from [[BigBad Shirou Kotomine]] and does so with UndyingLoyalty. He's also a ''really'' nice guy.
* NoSocialSkills: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Because he grew up without the love and care of his mother, he never learned the subtle parts of human emotion. In combination with his ability to read people's inner self and see through their lies, he exposes people's secrets and prods at the emotions they want to hide away. Because of this, he was forced to fight a lot of people in life that saw him as "a man who denies and hates everything" when in fact the opposite is true.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Simply by the extension of the fact that he has a Noble Phantasm that is equivalent to a modern nuclear weapon, and one that can '''kill a god'''.
* PlayingWithFire: Has A-Rank Prana Burst (Flames), which sets all the weapons he wields on fire with the flames of the sun. He can also use this to create enormous pillars of fire around himself to stop attacks.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He is able to grow '''giant wings of fire''' for a few seconds at a time, only limited from having them permanently due to a lack of prana.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His armor is made of solid sunlight, making it completely impervious to damage. His fire-based Brahmastra Kundala and Prana Burst (Flames) also ignite the weapon he holds with the flames of the sun. He can also eject gouts of sunfire from the golden parts of his armor at will.
* PunchClockVillain: He's evil because he's on the BigBad's team and is loyal to his superiors no matter what. That's ''it''.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: His Noble Phantasm statistic is EX, which indicates that one of his Noble Phantasms (later revealed to be Vasavi Shakti) is so powerful that no other rank can do it justice.
* RedBaron: "Son of the Sun God".
* SemiDivine: As written above, he is the son of Surya and became one with him as a god after his death, so he has an A rank in Divinity.
* ShouldersOfDoom: [[RuleOfCool Giant floating sun-shaped shoulders]] that holds his BadassCape of fire in place.
* TheStoic: Karna rarely shows any emotion simply because he perceives things as "normal" and therefore has no reason to be emotive, but in reality he is a gentle man who is always deep in thought.
* StoryBreakerPower: While Karna is [[{{Nerf}} weaker than he was in the legends about him]], he is still so ridiculously powerful that not even [[spoiler:Siegfried and Vlad III can do any significant damage to him.]] [[spoiler:The revelation that he has ''still'' not fought at his full potential is horrifying to say the least, and when he finally does so in Volume 5, not even Sieg!fried, who by this point has surpassed even the original Siegfried in strength and is possibly the strongest Servant remaining, can do much more than stay alive against him]].
* SuperStrength: Siegfried reasons that his strength is nothing short of absurd, given that it combined with his godlike skill can pierce his Armor of Fafnir.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Karna's Vasavi Shakti is a javelin so powerful it can even kill gods, but Karna has to give up the armor that protects him to activate it and ItOnlyWorksOnce. [[spoiler:In addition, it also [[CastFromHitPoints weakens him greatly upon usage]], to the point that it was the only reason Sieg!fried was able to beat him]].
* UndyingLoyalty: He serves without question anyone with authority over him because that is how a subordinate should be. Even if they are undoubtedly evil and have him commit horrible crimes, he will follow them to the depths of hell itself. This is shown when [[spoiler:Shirou orders him to kill Ruler, a breach of the rules of the War. He immediately replies "Understood" and hunts her down with not even a speck on emotion showing on his face. When Karna is asked by Jeanne why his Master would order such a thing, he answers "I do not know" and proceeds to attack.]]
* WarriorPrince: Though he eventually became TheGoodKing of the city state of Anga.
* WellDoneSonGuy: According to his backstory, he single-handedly waged war with an entire kingdom after they insulted his foster father (who only adopted him out of greed). Karna didn't fall until Indra stole his armor from him, and even ''then'' his only equal in combat was Arjuna.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Karna is the embodiment of AllLovingHero, UndyingLoyalty and LawfulGood.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers [[spoiler:Siegfried]] a great warrior and wishes to fight him again. [[spoiler:He gets his wish when Sieg!fried challenges him during the climax of the War]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rider]]
!!!Achilles
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MakotoFurukawa
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-rider_of_red_6370.png]]

The hero of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and Chiron (Archer of Black)'s pupil in life.

His Noble Phantasms are "Troias Tragoidia: Tempestuous Immortal Chariot", his flying chariot drawn by three Divine horses that can execute a charge attack similar in fashion to a lawnmower; "Dromeus Cometes: Comet Form", an ability he has as the fastest hero when he is not on his chariot that makes him so fast that he is basically teleporting, yet also forces him to expose his AchillesHeel; "Andres Amarantos: Amaranth of the Brave", which reduces damage from enemies lacking Divinity on par with his own (and entirely nullifies damage from the non-divine) if they strike anywhere other than said AchillesHeel and "Diatrecon Aster Logche: The Spearhead of the Star Traversing the Sky", which recreates a sealed dimension within which Achilles and his target of choice must duke it out with their bare hands, with no divine intervention or outside help being able to intervene. His final Noble Phantasm is "Achilles Cosmos: The Azure Sky Protecting This Small World", which is the mythical Shield of Achilles that represents the entire world, and can protect him or anyone else from outside harm by phasing into the world depicted on the shield.

* AchillesHeel: He represents the {{Trope Namer|s}}, so of course his heel is his main weak point. However, sufficiently divine beings can harm him on other body parts, and he is able to [[spoiler:kick Chiron in the face, heel-first,]] without suffering injury. He does intentionally dodge an arrow-shot aimed at his heel when he is knocked off his feet during a fight. Turns out, [[spoiler:[[BroughtDownToBadass being hit in the heel actually deactivates Andreas Amarantos, leaving him vulnerable, but still perfectly capable of kicking ass]]]].
* BadassBoast: Towards Siegfried and Frankenstein:
-->'''Achilles:''' ''"I'm the Rider of the Red. Oh, you don't need to worry - I didn't already lose my steed before the war has even started. It's just such a waste to bring it out against just two opponents. I'd much rather ride out against all seven at once."''
-->'''Achilles:''' ''"Come... I'll let you feel what a true warrior is."''
* {{Bishonen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Are you even surprised at this point?]]
* BladeOnAStick: His black spear is one of his Noble Phantasms.
* BloodKnight: To the point where he is ''excited'' that someone can actually hurt him. He also refuses to spar with Karna in Volume 3, since he believes anything short of a battle to the death would be an insult to both their prides.
* BloodUpgrade: When Chiron first shoots him in the shoulder and draws blood, he gets ''extremely happy'', seeming to look at his immortality as something that makes his battles boring instead of a blessing.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's told to be the kind of "charming man that could get even a virtuous housewife flustered with but a greeting". He also flirts with Atalanta, as discussed by Semiramis:
--> '''Assassin of Red''': ''"He went after Archer, it seems... As expected of our Rider, I suppose. Archer and he hail from the same lands, after all - almost certainly, he is making advances at her even as they pursue him."''
* [[CoolHorse Cool Horses]]: His chariot is pulled by three Divine horses, Balius, Xanthius and Pedasos.
* CursedWithAwesome: Literally. The Gods of Olympus have cursed Achilles with Andres Amarantos, making him immune to attacks from anyone who doesn't have a Divinity rank, and mitigating damage from those who do, but bear a rank lower than he does, with exception to attacks to his [[AchillesHeel heel]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Not Achilles himself, but one of his ''horses'' actually displays this trait in Volume 4.
* FatalFlaw: Chiron points out that he has a hard time fighting people he was once friendly with.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Chiron, his teacher.
* GameBreakingInjury: Being injured in the [[AchillesHeel heel]] causes him to [[spoiler:permanently lose access to Andres Amarantos, leaving him mortal once again]]. However, he still has absurdly high stats regardless and can fight with the best.
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler:Eagerly accepts when his teacher Chiron challenges him.]]
* ICanStillFight: As he possesses A-ranked Battle Continuation, he is entirely capable of this, even if his heel or heart is pierced.
* KryptoniteFactor: Andres Amarantos can be bypassed by "friendly" acts. [[spoiler:As a vampire bite is a friendly act by being an invitation to the vampire's clan, this nearly gets him vampirized by Dracula.]]
* LightningBruiser: B+ Strength, A Endurance, and A+ Agility.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Achilles Cosmos, which can protect him from ''any'' attack short of an Anti-World one. [[spoiler:He bequeaths the shield to Astolfo to protect Sieg from Karna's [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Vasavi]] [[KillTheGod Shakti]], but the attack still horribly mangles Astolfo and the shield is destroyed in the process]].
* MommasBoy: His wish is to fulfill a promise he made to his mother; To live and die like a proper God. One of his Skills, Affection of the Goddess, gives him a rank up in all Parameters except Luck and Mana through the blessings of his mother.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Played with. [[spoiler:When Chiron snipes him in Volume 1, he shows ''extreme'' excitement that someone can actually hurt him.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In-life, his killing of the Amazon Queen Penthesilea with [[BladeOnAStick Diatrecon Aster Logche]] during the Trojan War caused him so much regret that he refuses to invoke the true power of the spear against ''any'' female opponent.
* NighInvulnerability: His immortal body, [[AchillesHeel with the exception of his heel]], cannot be harmed by anyone lacking a Divinity rank (and even those who do deal significantly reduced damage unless their Divinity rank is high enough). [[StoryBreakerPower This is as absurd as it sounds.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: His attitude towards Chiron.
* PopularityPower: In-universe. Like all Heroic Spirits, Rider's power is increased by how famous he is. As [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Achilles,]] he is ''absurdly'' strong in this regard. The narration refers to him as one of the ten most popular heroes in the world.
%%* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SemiDivine: His mother was a nymph.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:[[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/3/32/Achilles_Novel.png When Chiron shoots him from a far distance, causing him to show excitement that someone can actually hurt him]].]]
* StoryBreakerPower: He has impeccably high stats, multiple powerful skills and '''''FIVE''''' Noble Phantasms. He is also said to be the only Servant capable of matching [[InvincibleVillain Karna]] in single combat.
* SuperSpeed: His Dromeus Cometes ability makes him so fast that he is pretty much teleporting [[spoiler:during his third duel with Chiron]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: He is rarely seen without Red Archer.
* WorthyOpponent: After finding out that Chiron is on the opposing side of the war, Achilles is quite literally obsessed with defeating him.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caster]]
!!!Shakespeare
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TetsuInada
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-caster_of_red_5738.png]]

The world famous playwright summoned into the Caster Class. A master of story writing, Shakespeare's main desire is to witness a grand tale of unparalleled beauty. Since he never ''was'' an actual magic-user of any type, he has very little ability in direct combat; however, he can effectively power up his Master, and his skills and Noble Phantasm can be deadly if used properly.

His Noble Phantasm is "First Folio: When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders", a book that can alter any event within his sight provided he is not outscaled in every single stat by the persons involved. Before the ReTool, he also had "The Globe: Seat of the King," an ability to flawlessly impersonate any other person's likeness and behavior, which he would use for social engineering.

* AffablyEvil: Fittingly of a 16th century Brit, he's an absolute gentleman to the core. He's also quite obviously up to no good.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Speaks in an archaic manner, and uses the archaic first-person pronoun "wagahai" to refer to himself.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassCape
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When Archer and Rider volunteer to vanguard the Red Faction's attack against the Black Faction, Caster asks if they'd like him to write a love story in their honor. [[ChivalrousPervert Achilles]] accepts, while [[DoesNotLikeMen Atalanta]] declines; Shakespeare combines their requests and decides to write [[AllLoveIsUnrequited a tragic story of unrequited love]].
* CoDragons: With Semiramis, towards Shirou.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Gets this twice. His First Folio lets him effortlessly defeat anyone with lower stats than him, but his stats are terribly low. His general weakness and support-only magic balances out Semiramis having two classes, one of them being Caster as well.
%%* EvilRedhead
* GenreSavvy: Due to his grasp of narrative structure, Shakespeare is obsessed with finding the 'Protagonist' of the story. He also recognizes modern literary concepts such as "[[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Death-Flagging]]."
%%* GentlemanWizard
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's certainly more unscrupulous than one would imagine the real Shakespeare to have been.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: He's only willing to work for whoever he considers the "Protagonist", [[spoiler:which is why he abandoned his original Master for Shirou.]]
* IneptMage: Not much of a mage despite the years where he went under the radar, but luckily Semiramis [[TheArchMage more than makes up for his magical ineptitude.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: He '''quotes himself''' in casual conversation and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny bought a collection of his works from a store]]. He even declares in front of the other Red Faction Servants that [[spoiler:he intends to stay out of the fight and survive to the end of the Holy Grail War just to witness a dramatic story]], which leaves Archer and Rider [[StunnedSilence unsure of whether to be amazed or angry]].
* LargeHam: All. The. Time.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Shakespeare has abysmal stats and zero combat abilities, but clever use of his skills and Noble Phantasms means he can effectively [[SaveScumming save scum]] his way to victory.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Back when this was planned to be an online game]], Shakespeare had another Noble Phantasm that enabled him to assume the appearance of another individual and interact with people who knew that person without arousing suspicion.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Shakespeare [[BlatantLies totally didn't goad Spartacus into charging the Yggdmillenia Fortress for no reason other than seeing the drama of it.]] Not at all. ]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Has one of the sassiest looks of any Servant in the entire franchise.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: All the world's a stage to him, and he'll lie, cheat, and manipulate his way to create magnificent stories. Although not as necessarily vicious as the Casters in ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', the sheer scale that Shakespeare operates on and his lack of empathy for the "characters" in his tales makes him arguably the most horrific of them all.
* RewritingReality: Shakespeare has a limited form of this via his second Noble Phantasm, First Folio, allows Shakespeare to alter or falsify the outcome of any event occurring within his sight. However, it can only be used a limited number of times.
* RedBaron: The Playwright.
%%* SharpDressedMan
* SmallNameBigEgo: While he ''is'' pretty famous, he always expects his name to carry a lot a weight, and gets annoyed whenever people haven't heard of him. To his shock, the other Servants did not receive knowledge of him and his works from the Holy Grail when it gave them knowledge of the modern world.
* StoryBreakerPower: In theory. He can not only delete people from existence with First Folio as long as they don't outscale him in every single stat, but can also create Noble Phantasm-tier weaponry from mundane objects.
* SuperEmpowering: His Enchant skill, which he can use to enhance almost anything. [[spoiler:He uses this to enhance a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]] Shirou Kotomine recovered from Japan, making it as strong as a C-Rank Noble Phantasm.]]
* TacticalWithdrawal: Is capable of making a flawless retreat at any time as long as his Master is safe.
* TrueNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* VillainousFriendship: He's good friends with Shirou and calls him Master, and is his CoDragons together with Semiramis.
%%* WickedCultured
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: But of course.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Berserker]]
!!!Spartacus
->'''Voiced by''': Satoshi Tsuruoka
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-berserker_of_red_6992.png]]

The Roman Gladiator who led a slave rebellion over a thousand years ago. Spartacus is summoned as a Berserker. [[spoiler:He has been captured by Black team through a combination of Vlad's Noble Phantasm and Avicebron's golems melting on top of him]].

His Noble Phantasm is "Crying Warmonger: The Howl of the Wounded Beast", which converts the damage he takes into [[{{Mana}} Prana]], making him more and more powerful the more wounded he is.

* TheBerserker: Duh.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:As he takes more and more hits and gains more and more prana, Spartacus begins growing into a gigantic monster version of himself with eight arms, legs and dragon heads growing out of his shoulders.]]
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Avicebron reprograms his mind to fight for the Black Team.]]
* ChargedAttack: Some of the damage dealt to Spartacus is converted into prana for him to use; ''almost'' killing him is the worst possible thing for an opponent to do.
* CombatSadoMasochist: Spartacus accumulates more prana the more he gets hurt, thus getting a power boost from it. A possible case of BlessedWithSuck in the similar vein of Avenger from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''.
* FeedItWithFire: The more he is hurt, the stronger he gets.
* {{Gonk}}: Notably, he and Gordes Yggdmillenia are the only two male characters that aren't either rugged handsome or {{Bishonen}}.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Black Team reprogram him to working for them, although it is only partial as he is still insane.]]
* HeroicResolve: To the extent that Spartacus cannot fight at full power unless he has sustained injuries.
* HeroicSecondWind: Spartacus's Noble Phantasm, Crying Warmonger. Whenever Spartacus is injured part of the damage is converted into Prana, raising his physical abilities.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By Lancer of Black when he tries storming the Black HQ]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler:As he grows huger and huger, he starts growing two Dragon heads on his shoulders.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Uses his suicidal explosion to try and kill Jeanne, but [[SenselessSacrifice her magical banner blocks it]].]]
* LargeHam: Has a tendency to get boisterous and dramatic when the battle gets going, which doesn't quite fit with the usual Berserker-class lack of communication.
--> '''Spartacus:''' "O oppressors, your time is nigh! Your pride shall be vanquished, your conceits of superiority routed!"
* MadeOfIron: Has [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale EX Rank]] Endurance. Displays it when [[spoiler:He survives a beatdown at the hands of Lancer of Black, then getting impaled with 5 giant pikes from Kazikli Bei. His reaction? [[SlasherSmile Grinning violently at Lancer]] while [[ZergRush he gets trapped by Caster's Golems]].]]
* MartyrWithoutACause: Spartacus is utterly obsessed with "making the hard choices" and believes that oppression gives the oppressed the strength to eventually rise up. Therefore, he doesn't have a wish to make with the Holy Grail.
* NotWorthKilling: When he goes to attack the Black Faction by himself, he scares a deer away, which makes a hunter threaten him with his gun. He looks the hunter up and down, then smirks and goes around him, likely because he was no threat (Servants cannot be harmed by non-magical weapons).
* PersonOfMassDestruction:[[spoiler:His suicidal explosion ends up destroying two thirds of the Yggdmillenia Fortress, the entire battlefield where the Servants have been fighting and all the Homunculi and Dragon Tooth Warriors.]]
* RatedMForManly: It was entirely inevitable.
--> '''Spartacus:''' ''"To me, the word "wait" does not exist."''
* RedBaron: The Gladiator.
* SlasherSmile: Goes without saying, just look at him.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Male example, he's dressed like a BDSM participant.
* TakingYouWithMe: Spartacus can release all the Prana accumulated in his body in one massive blast right before he dies. [[spoiler:As he hits his maximum capacity of mana, he explodes violently, destroying all the Dragon Tooth Warriors, Homunculi and two-thirds of the Yggdmillenia Fortress, but ultimately not killing any Servants.]]
* TrueNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Shakespeare [[BlatantLies totally didn't goad him into singlehandedly charging the Yggdmillenia Fortress.]] ]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: ''Suplexes'' five golems at once.
* ZergRush: [[spoiler:Suffers this from Caster of Black's golems once his been impaled by Lancer of Black's spikes, who then melt themselves on top of him, trapping him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Assassin]]
!!!Semiramis
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KeiShindou
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_semiramis_436.jpg]]

A legendary queen who ruled over the ancient Assyrian Empire. Although she also qualifies for the Caster class, she is summoned as an Assassin-class Servant and uses poison as her main weapon.

Her Noble Phantasm is the "Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Garden of Vanity", a huge, floating fortress the Red Faction uses as its base of operations. She has a second Noble Phantasm by the name of "Sikera Ušum: Arrogant King's Alcohol", which makes her immune to all poison and lets her conjure all forms of poison as long as she remains in the Hanging Garden's throne room.

* TheArchmage: Within the Hanging Gardens, she has magical powers grand enough that they step into the realm of True Magic.
* BlackMagic: Qualifies as a Caster, and even as an Assassin most of her skillset still revolves around magic because she is an exceedingly rare "Double Summon".
* CannonFodder: Her Dragon Tooth Warriors lack strength and skill, but make up for it with numbers.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In her original legend.
* CoDragons: With Shakespeare, for Shirou Kotomine.
* CombatStilettos
* CripplingOverspecialization: As a result of the Hanging Gardens not being her proper Noble Phantasm, it weakens her to the point where she's nearly useless outside of it when it is complete.
* [[CuteAndPsycho Hot and Psycho]]: She's quite sociable and incredibly beautiful, but lets off "a degenerate atmosphere".
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even she thinks Shakespeare is a bit of a nutcase.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: By Volume 4, it is hilariously obvious to the entire Red faction that she's head-over-heels for Shirou.
--> '''Semiramis:''' ''"Do you really think I would not betray him?"''
--> '''Karna:''' ''"That's ridiculous. Are you a paranoid woman who kill those you love?"''
-->'''Semiramis:''' ''"W-w-w-what?!"''
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She uses dove familiars as scouts.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Perhaps the very first example of this.
* GravityMaster: On top of being a flying castle, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon's anti-gravity field can be extended and reversed, [[spoiler:allowing Semiramis to scoop the Greater Grail right out under the feet of Yggdmillenia. This is what forces Darnic and Vlad to attack the Gardens even though it would disadvantageous for them.]]
* HomeFieldAdvantage: Inside the Hanging Gardens, Semiramis is ''ludicrously'' powerful, able to cast Greater Rituals with a flick of her wrist. As a tradeoff, her abilities are pretty subpar outside of it.
* HotWitch: In the same way as Medea from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Semiramis is ''very'' attractive, what with the large breasts, RavenHairIvorySkin and RapunzelHair.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Inverted - her mother was the mermaid goddess Atargatis, and her father was a human man.
%%* LadyOfBlackMagic
* LapPillow: Gives this to Shirou.
* LawfulEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* MasterPoisoner: Well, she ''is'' the UrExample of killing someone by poison in mythology.
%%* MsFanservice
* NonindicativeName: Her magic being far more useful than her assassination skills, she is in effect the Red faction's Caster servant.
* OminousFloatingCastle: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, her Noble Phantasm.
%%* PimpedOutDress
* PointyEars: Possibly a sign of her non-human heritage.
* PoisonIsEvil: In the material book, there's a sketch where she is shown to able make a rain of poison, ouch...
* RapunzelHair: The novel illustration version (by Ototsugu Konoe) got this even more than the one in the material book version (by Shidzuki Morii). It's so long that it ''[[UpToEleven drags along the ground!]]''
%%* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* RedBaron: The Wise Queen of Assyria.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The InvisibilityFlicker usually caused by attacking while using [[StealthExpert Presence Concealment]] gives Semiramis a specific exception when [[PoisonIsEvil poisoning people]].
* SadlyMythtaken: It's noted InUniverse that Semiramis is not the true creator of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is why she needs materials and a ritual to recreate it as her Noble Phantasm.
* SemiDivine: Her mother was divine, her father wasn't.
* StealthExpert: She has the Assassin-class Presence Concealment skill at Rank C+. It's so effective that Mordred can't even notice her from across a table, and the plus refers to her RequiredSecondaryPowers.
* SummonMagic: She uses the amplified powers that The Hanging Gardens give her to create three thousand Dragon Tooth Warriors, similar to those of the Caster from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Her allies note that this is a large amount even for a Servant.
* SuperpowerLottery: Semiramis is an extremely rare "Double Summon", possessing the abilities of both a Caster and an Assassin.
* {{Unobtainium}}: To create the Hanging Guardens, Semiramis requires a large amount of rock and dirt and other pieces of nature from her homeland Assyria, now modern Baghdad, Iraq.
* UrExample: Of murder by poisoning.
* VillainousFriendship: With her Master, who she is genuinely fond of.
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:She blasts Astolfo out of the sky when he tries assaulting the Hanging Gardens with his mount with a magical blast so powerful that it not only disables his Hippogryph from use for a while, but actually overwhelms Astolfo's A-rank Magic Resistance from his book Noble Phantasm, clocking out as an EX-rank attack.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: Apparently she's similar to Mordred's mother, Morgan Le Fay.
[[/folder]]

!Masters

!!Black Faction Masters

[[folder:Yggdmillenia in General]]

* TheAlliance
* ArtificialHuman: They use [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent mass-produced homunculi]] based on [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Einzbern-family research]] for a great number of tasks.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Their names are... weird, to say the least. They do [[AwesomeMcCoolname sound awesome, however]].
* BadassCreed: "We of the Yggdmillennia will acquire all the mysteries and miracles of this world!"
%%* BadassFamily
* TheBigGuy: Gordes Musik Yggdmillenia. Probably the most physically imposing Magus of Yggdmillenia in a fight (though not the most dangerous), helped create the homunculi that make up part of their forces, and summoned one of the Black Faction's aces in the hole.
* TheChick: Celenike Icecolle Yggdmilennia. More of a WildCard than any other member, her Magecraft is best centered around cursing her enemies and fighting indirectly, and summoned the Black Faction's equivalent of TheChick.
%%* FiveManBand
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: They all wear white uniforms with lots of gold on them.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Those uniforms are very nice looking.
* TheLancer: Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillenia. The most gifted Magus in Yggdmillenia and hand-picked by Darnic to be his successor should something happen, and summoned the Servant who more-or-less serves as Vlad the Impaler's NumberTwo.
* TheLeader: Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia. The head of Yggdmillenia and the one who orchestrated the current War via stealing the Holy Grail from Fuyuki, the mastermind behind their rebellion from Clock Tower and the Association, and Master of the Black Faction Servants' leader and one of two aces in the hole.
* [[ManInWhite Men]] and [[WomanInWhite Women In White]]
* {{Mooks}}: They have a [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculus]] army, and thanks to Caster of Black they have {{Golem}} EliteMooks.
* OrderVersusChaos: The Chaos side of things.
* QuantityVsQuality: Quantity, to the Magi Association's Quality.
* RedBaron: "Tree of a Thousand Realms".
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The "Scions" include a century old Magus who looks younger than some of his subordinates, a wheelchair-bound GeniusCripple, a 13-year old and an overweight alchemist.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Men]]: While they aren't wearing suits, the men are very sharply dressed. The exception being Roche, who wears shorts.
* SixthRanger: Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia. Lacks any real talent in Magecraft or even a true desire for the Grail, but he has [[ObfuscatingStupidity far more depth than most give him credit for]] and summoned potentially the weakest Servant of the Black Faction.
* TheSmartGuy: Roche Frain Yggdmillenia. Responsible for helping creating the legions of golems under Yggdmillenia's command, very intelligent despite his young age, and summoned TheSmartGuy equivalent of the Black Faction Servants.
%%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Just like the Magus Association they want to reach the Root of Magic, but they do not want to be restricted in their studies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuyukiHiyama
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-darnic_prestone_yggdmillennia_6895.png]]

Master of Lancer of Black. He is almost a century old despite looking in his 20s. He plundered the Holy Grail from the Third Holy Grail War of Fuyuki.

* AffablyEvil: Fiore notes that her "grandfather" is pleasant in conversation but also holds a deep fear of him because those who defy him are thrown out of the Yggdmillenia network and left as a miserable fugitive.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the leader of Yggdmillenia and is the Master of Vlad the Impaler, the strongest servant on Black Team. Also very much implied to be the most powerful member of Yggdmillenia.
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* BadassCape
* BadassGrandpa: Though he does ''not'' look the part.
* BadassTeacher: Darnic used to be one of the instructors in the Clock Tower before he participated in the Third Holy Grail War.
* BadBoss: He doesn't care about any of the Yggdmillenia members besides Fiore.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Despite appearing to be the main villains, Vlad and Darnic are easily killed by Shirou, who becomes the real villain of the series.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Offscreen, when Gordes uses a Command Seal to force Siegfried to use his Noble Phantasm against Rider of Red [[note]]Who had proven invulnerable thus far, making such an attack fairly likely to do nothing but disclose Siegfried's identity.[[/note]] a message from Chiron sends Darnic running to Gordes to make him use another Command Seal to counteract the first.
%%* {{Biseinen}}
%%* TheChessmaster
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:His soul-devouring ritual runs the risk of completely killing him if even the slightest errors are present, to the point he only performed it three times and in the most perfect circumstances he could achieve. Even then, if he performed it one more time in the present, the "Darnic" as we know him [[DeathOfPersonality would cease to exist]].]]
* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:The eventual price of a human devouring souls. It's described that every time he performs the ritual, the old "Darnic" is slowly being replaced by "someone else", to the point that by the present if he performed the ritual one more time, the man called "Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia" would no longer exist, even if he still had all his old memories]].
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Darnic uses a "soul-carving" spell to fuse his soul onto Dracula's against when Vlad is getting wrecked by Karna. It makes them absurdly powerful, but also extremely vulnerable to Shirou's Baptismal Sacrament.]]
%%* HighCollarOfDoom
* ManipulativeBastard: His incredible negotiation skills and manipulative ability is the only reason Yggdmillenia wasn't eliminated decades ago.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He was already an incredibly powerful magus back when Nazi Germany was still a thing. He's at least 100 years old as of the story's beginning. He doesn't even show a single wrinkle. His secret is revealed in Volume 2; [[spoiler:he eats souls similar to his own, similarly to how Servants can gain mana by consuming souls.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:After Shirou deliberately cut the Red Servants's prana temporarily, Darnic!Dracula makes a break for the Grail, wanting to attempt to activate it prematurely to grant a wish that could be done with only 2 Servants's souls, like restoring him to full power. However, he is rudely interrupted by Shirou pinning him to the wall with Black Keys before being pulverized by Shirou's Exorcism.]]
** On a larger scale, [[spoiler:Darnic relied on the fact that he had years of preparation while the Association had to make due with two months preparation. Unfortunately for him though, one of the Masters the Association sent had also been preparing for as long as he had, and by the end of Volume 2, thanks in part to several unfavorable events for Yggdmillenia, the Black side ends up severely crippled, the Greater Grail changes hands, and of course, Darnic himself ends up dead.]]
* RedBaron: Eight-Forked Tongue.
* StaffOfAuthority: Carries a cross between a jeweled staff and a cane.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Got the Nazis to plunder the Greater Grail of Fuyuki, but [[ManipulativeBastard backstabbed them along the way and took it for himself.]]
* VillainousFriendship: He has the utmost respect for Lancer and appreciates his tenacity and zeal towards achieving his wish. [[spoiler:This gets horribly subverted when Darnic uses his Command Spells to ''possess him''.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Introduced as an extremely powerful magus who seemed to have a central role to the story, yet he is killed off not even halfway through together with his Servant by the true BigBad]].
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Before Darnic dies, he recognises Shirou's true identity - That of a Servant who fought in the 3rd Grail war, Amakusa Shirō Tokisada - [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro a Japanese Christian Apocryphal Saint]].]]
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He is an extremely powerful magus with an extremely powerful Servant, who happened to mess with the wrong Saint.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: Set up events leading up to the war for '''seventy years''', predicting even the Clock Tower's attempt at retaking the Grail. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he didn't count on [[OutGambitted someone else having just as much time to plan against him]]]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gordes Musik Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ToruOkawa
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-gordes_musik_yggdmillennia_4462.png]]

Master of Saber of Black.

* AlchemyIsMagic: Claims he's a better alchemist than the Einzbern family, though by the fact that he cannot create Homunculi with the innards of a Phantasmal Species he's wrong. He's still quite talented though.
* AnatomyArsenal: He reveals the ability to turn his limbs into solid metal late in Volume 1, [[spoiler:and uses it to fight the Homunculus]].
%%* BadassMustache
* DrowningMySorrows: After [[spoiler:The loss of Siegfried and Homunculus]], he spends all his time drinking and crying.
* EvilGenius: Though it would be hard to reach the level his ego projects, Gordes really is quite skilled. He devised the homunculus fuel system that gives the Black faction a serious edge on the field of battle and it is mentioned his acquiring the catalyst of a hero on par with Siegfried required more than just good luck.
%%* FatBastard
* HappilyMarried: Volume 2 reveals he is not just married, but also has a son.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:See JerkWithAHeartOfGold below.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Orders his Servant to only speak when given permission to protect his identity, but he's actually worried that Saber would not forgive him for such an order. However, [[{{Jerkass}} When Siegfried consents to the idea, his pride makes him think he bent him to his will]]. [[spoiler:Later he comes to realize his mistakes and willingly lets Sieg take away the remaining Yggdmilennia homunculus, stating that [[ItsAllMyFault it's all his fault]] that things are the way they are now.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His ruthless beatdown of the Homunculus after it tries to kill him while trying to escape.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Nearly kills Homunculus with his bare hands.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: The books really, ''really'' love rubbing in how badly Gordes messed up by condemning Siegfried to silence instead of trying to establish a connection with him.
* {{Pride}}: His hubris is absolutely massive.
* SecretKeeper: Due to his Servant's promise of silence, only he, Darnic and Lancer of Black know his Servant's true name.
%%* SmugSnake
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Avicebron plans to use him as the mana-generating core of his Noble Phantasm. Gordes is spared by Avicebron opting to use Roche instead when Shirou offers him a spot on Red Team.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-fiore_9180.png]]

Master of Archer of Black, and Darnic's assumed successor.

* [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]: She is incredibly nice and gentle, and her smile is highly contagious. After [[spoiler:she has to take up the reins of Yggdmillenia]], Caules and Chiron are both seriously concerned that she is simply too kind for the job.
* BadassAdorable: One of the two greatest Magi of Yggdmillenia alongside Darnic, and adorable beyond all comprehension.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Just ''look at her''.
* {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:One of her mechanical arms, the Iron Hammer of Mars, is a magical heavy machine gun that shoots bullets of light and can completely decimate defensive Boundary Fields in a matter of seconds.]]
* BodyguardCrush: She's noted to be looking embarrassed and flustered after introducing herself to Chiron. Time will tell if it becomes anything more.
* BornWinner: According to Darnic, she's the only member of Yggdmillenia who was born with incredible talent, as the family is usually [[QualityVsQuantity Quantity Over Quality.]]
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BriefcaseBlaster: Uses a suitcase to easily carry her Mystic Code around.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Caules' Cain, before Caules' ReTool.
* CoolBigSis: She really does love her little brother, but he is jealous of her talent and SuperpowerfulGenetics.
* DisabledHottie: Wheelchair bound and still [[{{Moe}} extremely cute]].
* TheDragon: Darnic's most trusted "family member".
* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Decides that killing Reika and Assassin of Black is the best course of action as they killed Sagara Hyouma, who belonged to the Yggdmillenia, and because they are harmful to not just both sides of the war, but also the civilian populace.]]
* FashionableAsymmetry: She wears a glove with oddly shaped golden attachments on her right hand.
* ForcedToWatch: As a child, she was forced to watch her father use Spirit Evocation to summon a weak Demon inside her dog, causing it to die horribly, to show her how dangerous their family's Magecraft could be. She was also told to not react at all or she would be scolded harshly.
* GeniusCripple: The only member of Yggdmillenia with any "true talent" according to Darnic.
* HandicappedBadass: Has an incredibly powerful ability called Spirit Medium, but the very same ability overloaded her body and left her lame from the waist down. Even with such a weakness, Darnic considers her a Magus on level with himself and the extremely powerful mercenaries of Red team.
* [[HeroesLoveDogs Heroines Love Dogs]]: As a child, her father gave her and Caules a dog that she loved very much. She later had to watch as her father forced a Demon into the same dog to demonstrate the dangers of Spirit Evocation. [[TearJerker Ouch.]]
* HeroicRROD: Suffered this at some point in the past, where overuse of her "Spirit Medium" ability left her with defective legs. Her wish for the Holy Grail is to recover the mobility in her legs without sacrificing their Magic Circuits.
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
* ItemCrafting: She can produce Bronze-Link Manipulators, a type of Mystic Code that can give such a boost to ones power that even a third-rate magus could defeat a master. [[spoiler:They manifest as giant mechanical spider legs that can shoot FrickinLaserBeams.]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Light Feminine, compared to Celenike's Dark Feminine.
* MinMaxing: She's so skilled that she can learn the basics of a type of Magecraft within days but her true power comes from her skill at Spirit Evocation.
* MoralityPet: To Darnic. She's the only Yggdmillenia member he gives a damn about.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:The Bronze-Link Manipulators.]]
* [[ReluctantWarrior Reluctant Scion]]: She's a bit hesitant about fighting the Association, as she studied at the Clock Tower, but she's scared of what Darnic could potentially do to her if she backed out.
* ShipTease: With Chiron.
* ShoutOut: Her wheelchair has wheels marked with [[PunnyName "TYRE-BOON"]].
* SiblingYinYang: She's a MessianicArchetype and a genius magi whereas her brother is a ManChild with little real talent.
* SpiderLimbs: [[spoiler:The true nature of the Bronze-Link Manipulators is to serve as five giant magic-powered spider-like limbs.]]
* SquishyWizard: Extremely talented but is in a wheelchair.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Her "Spirit Medium" power is not something she learned; she was born with it.
* SuccessionCrisis: Averted. Everyone in Yggdmillenia besides her brother respects her as a worthy successor to Darnic.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] In-universe example. Her endless cheerfulness and contagious smile has transformed the Yggdmillenia from another gloomy magus alliance to a more friendly and cooperative environment.
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:After Darnic is presumed dead after fusing with Dracula, Fiore takes command of the Yggdmillenia.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YuusukeKobayashi
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-caules_forvedge_yggdmillennia_5472.png]]

Master of Berserker of Black, and Fiore's younger brother.

* AudienceSurrogate: To an extent. He's probably the closest to an ordinary person in the story.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Brother Instinct]]: Caules has no wish to make for the Grail, he simply desires that his sister survives the war unharmed.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Blocks a shot from Kairi Shishigou that would've otherwise killed or grievously wounded his sister.]]
* BigLittleBrother: While not nearly as powerful as his sister, he stands taller than her and is extremely protective of her.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Fiore's Abel, before his ReTool.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's described as childish and immature and is quite possibly the worst Master of the Black Faction with the weakest Servant to boot, but he's [[ObfuscatingStupidity much smarter than he lets on]] and the [[AvertedTrope only one]] [[HopelessWithTech who actively uses modern technology]].
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* {{Expy}}: He's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shinji Matou]] but less smug and ''far'' less [[{{Jerkass}} dickish]].
* HopelessWithTech: ''{{Averted}}''. It's noted that he actually owns a computer and rejects some of the more traditional values of a magus, including an aversion to technology. This likely has something to do with the fact he has little actual talent for magecraft, so why bother confirming to its tradition?
* IcyBlueEyes: In contrast to his sister's InnocentBlueEyes.
* ManChild: He's described as childish or immature, but this does not at all detract from the [[ObfuscatingStupidity mind of steel hidden behind those traits.]]
%%* {{Megane}}
* {{Necromancer}}: He can use necromancy to see the last moments of people's lives. [[spoiler:This is how he discovers Reika and Jack's plan to assassinate Fiore.]]
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: If Caules had his way, he would be pursuing other, likely safer, walks of life away from Magecraft and letting Fiore get all the credit. Getting the Command Seals basically resulted in being strong-armed into a war he didn't want a part of for a wish he never wanted in the first place. The only real reason he's going along with it is [[BigBrotherInstinct because he wants to protect his sister]].
* SiblingYinYang: Caules is immature and not that great a magus, whereas Fiore is extremely talented and an AllLovingHero.
%%* StoicSpectacles
* SummonMagic: Though he's not particularly good at it.
* TheUnfavorite: No SuperpowerfulGenetics, only mediocre talent at Magecraft and his Servant, which he was only allowed to summon through a variety of loopholes in the Yggdmillenia infrastructure, is [[OlderIsBetter pretty underwhelming due to lack of age or mystery]], compared to his sister summoning [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Chiron]]. In fact, turns out he originally was considering other avenues of life from the magus one when the Command Seals popped up on his hands and gave him no choice in the matter.
* UnwittingPawn: Darnic only has Caules as a Master to abuse his immaturity to have him work as a pawn for him, driven by the desire to show his worth.
* WeakButSkilled: Makes up for his average Magecraft abilities with impeccable use of his and others' abilities, being quite possibly the most strategically competent Magus in Yggdmillenia.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ShizukaIshigami
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-celenike_4647.png]]

Master of Rider of Black.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Very pale, and the only obviously up-to-no-good Yggdmillenia besides Darnic.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Shortly after she uses two Command Spells to try and make Astolfo kill Sieg, [[OffWithHisHead Mordred decapitates her.]]]]
* BadPowersBadPeople: The only blatant example outside of the Servants so far.
* BeautyIsBad: [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil You don't want to know what goes on in Celenike's room.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's the only member of Yggdmillenia who puts her own benefit ahead of that of the clan's.
%%* BlackMagic
* BrainsAndBondage: [[http://i.imgur.com/gf71ol7.jpg Yikes]]. Poor Astolfo.
%%* CleavageWindow
* {{Curse}}: Her speciality. However, [[DarkIsNotEvil Curse is a word for both benevolent and negative magical attributes applied to someone or something in the Nasuverse, so outside of her curse-killing business]], She really could specialise in [[ProtectiveCharm Protective Charms]] and CurseThatCures.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: She has adjusted her uniform to have a CleavageWindow, black gloves and a black choker.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Dark Feminine, compared to Fiore's Light Feminine.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Well, light-gray, but she is undoubtedly creepily pale.
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Gray Hair Black Heart]]
* HotWitch: While quite a douchebag and the Yggdmillenia with the darkest powers, she's undoubtedly beautiful.
* {{Jerkass}}: Runs a business killing people with curses, and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil does worse things in her spare time]].
* LecherousLicking: She does this with Astolfo, who [[BullyingADragon lets her do so and reacts with sheer boredom]] instead of the shame and trauma she's looking for. She plans to do more after the Grail War is over.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Pale as a bedsheet with a weird hair-color?]] Check. [[HotWitch Really hot?]] Check. Murders people with curses for money? Check. Has a really nice Servant? Houston, we have a problem.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:How Mordred kills her.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: She's stated to have kidnapped and raped young boys/men out of sadism between jobs in her past, and in Volume 2 also orders a homunculus butler into her room to do this off-page. She limits herself to LecherousLicking in her Servant's case because of [[SuperWeight the sheer difference in power between them]], but plans to save her Command Seals for after the Grail War to overcome his [[AntiMagic Magic Resistance]] and finally [[BreakTheCutie break him before he fades away]].
%%* RapunzelHair
%%* SexySpectacles
%%* ShesGotLegs
* {{Shotacon}}: Astolfo's looks are directly in her strike zone, just like an unfortunate homunculus butler.
%%* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* {{Yandere}}: Completely obsessed with Astolfo.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roche Frain Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/EmiriKatou
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-roche__8602.png]]

Master of Caster of Black who specialized on "Doll Engineering".

%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* ArtificialHuman: His specialty. He creates "Dolls", soulless bodies similar to those of [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Aozaki Touko]].
* BadassArmy: Built one together with Avicebron in preparation for the war. What does it consist of? '''[[BossInMookClothing One thousand Golems]]''', each of which is only a couple steps under a Servant in power.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:It turns out Avicebron used him to power his Noble Phantasm.]]
* CustomUniform: He wears shorts instead of black pants and a tiny tie, as well as a "tag" on his sleeve similar in design to those worn in Nazi Germany.
* TheCynic: Due to his ParentalAbandonment and lack of social interaction, he has no belief in his fellow humans.
* GadgeteerGenius: Only, you know, with magic.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's very nice and polite in front of the other Yggmillenia memebers. [[SubvertedTrope in truth however]], he's quite cynical due to being so sheltered from society.
* IdiotHair: It's even curly!
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Killed by his Servant.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Comes with the fact that he's thirteen years old.
* MagicPoweredPseudoscience: His whole schtick. He's a pretty mediocre magus but his magic engineering is legendary even in the Association.
* {{Magitek}}: Unlike Gordes, who uses [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] to create flesh-and-blood homunculi, Dolls are at least part mechanical. If they are anything like [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Touko's]], though, they are still mostly flesh and blood.
* NoSocialSkills: Comes with the fact that he was raised by Golems and not humans. He claims it's similar to how a human can try and communicate all he wants with a cat or dog even though communication between the two are incompatible. In contrast he remembers the face of every Golem he has cared for or has cared for him.
* OddFriendship: He and Avicebron may be each other's first friends, and they get along fairly well.
* PutOnABus: He's currently absent from the battle together with Avicebron to finish his Noble Phantasm, Which at the start of the war was 3 days from completion.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised by Golems]]: The Frain family children are taught and raised by Golems from birth, since [[ParentalAbandonment the Frain family rarely ever leave their workshops, ever.]]
* SenpaiKohai: Has this dynamic going on with his Servant.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: Treats Avicebron as a teacher and respectfully calls him Sensei because they practice the same kind of magic.
* TeenGenius: He's 13 and already famous for being a world-class Doll engineer.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[GenderInvertedTrope Rare Male Example]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: His only real role in the story was to be used as the core for Avicebron's Noble Phantasm.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Reika Rikudou]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MaiNakahara
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-reika_rikudou3_9598.png]]

A prostitute who was [[{{Brainwashed}} magically hypnotized]] by Sagara Hyouma to be his lover. Sagara planned to [[HumanSacrifice murder her with a knife]] to summon UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper as Assassin of Black. Instead, Jack cripples (and later murders) Sagara and makes Reika her master.
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* AxCrazy: She has Assassin cut up corrupt corporate workers with a smile on her lips and asks her not to cut their throats, so they can keep screaming. She and Jack have decided to kill all the Masters and Servants of both sides simply because they can.
* {{Brainwashed}}: She was [[CharmPerson mind-controlled]] by Sagara to be his lover.
* ColdBloodedTorture: She isn't content with just having Assassin of Black murder people and devour their souls to power herself (a fairly common practice among evil masters), she wants them to suffer while she's at it.
-->'''Reika (to Assasin):''' "Cut them up if you like, but make sure not to slit their throats. Otherwise they can't scream."
* TheCynic: She hates everyone and everything except for Assassin of Black.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by her parents]] and [[HarmfulToMinors physically abused as a child]] before being adopted. As an adult, she also had to work as a prostitute to make ends meet.
* DisposableSexWorker: She's a prostitute Sagara planned to murder to summon Assassin of Black. {{Subverted|Trope}} when Assassin of Black [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled kills Sagara]] and stitches up Reika's stab wound instead.
* TheDogBitesBack: After Sagara mind-controlled her into being his lover and later tried to kill her, she gives Assassin of Black permission to kill Sagara.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/FateZero Ryuunosuke Uryuu]]. She's an AxCrazy {{muggle}} with an even crazier servant who [[VillainousFriendship really get along with each other]] and kill random people ForTheEvulz, not having a shred of interest in the war itself.
* {{Fanservice Costume|s}}: Her clothing consists of a short dress with a DangerouslyShortSkirt with a [[AbsoluteCleavage low-cut top]] and ZettaiRyouki. Plus it has a [[{{Zipperiffic}} zipper]] right over the cleavage for no discernible reason.
* ForTheEvulz: She and Jack have decided to fight against both sides in the war simply because they can.
* FurAndLoathing: Her jacket has a large fur collar.
%%* GreenEyes
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her tragic backstory, she acts as a [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate mother for]] Assassin of Black, wanting to treat her to meals and the like out of kindness.
* {{Jerkass}}: She hates everyone but her own Servant.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:At the end of Volume 3, she shoots Sieg]] just in case you needed more proof that she is an absolute maniac.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by Atalanta.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: She's batshit crazy and murders random civilians and non-Scion Yggdmillenia members pretty much for the fun of it together with Jack.
* MoralDissonance: Noted to have no understanding of morals. See PayEvilUntoEvil below for details, and DarkAndTroubledPast above for the most probable cause (beyond being possibly "broken" from the beginning).
* MoralityPet: She becomes this to Assassin of Black, who even calls her "Mother". It also works the other way around, as Assassin of Black is probably the only person to whom she isn't a complete and total asshole.
* MsFanservice: Has larger measurements than Semiramis and an even skimpier dress.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: She leads Assassin of Black to an office building where a heavily corrupt loanshark company operates, when the Servant notes that she will need to consume human souls to sustain her existence since Reika, as a {{muggle}}, can't provide her with [[{{Mana}} Prana]], and that she prefers evil/corrupt souls.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green hair.
* ZettaiRyouki: Grade A.
[[/folder]]

!!Red Faction Masters

[[folder:The "Red" Faction in General]]
* TheAlliance: [[spoiler:The Red Team is actually an alliance of six Master-less Servants who are contracted with Shirou Kotomine, who is a Servant himself. At least two of those Servants are not very fond of Shirou.]]
* BadassCrew: They are some of the greatest bounty hunter Magi in the world.
* [[NecessarilyEvil Neccesary Evil]]: The Association, who have provided the catalysts and funding for the Red team, is filled with douchebags, stuck-up nobles and [[SmugSuper Smug Supers]], and actually achieving powerful magecraft without their consent is considered enough for them to either trap them to do research in the tower for life or have them executed; but without it, there would be a lot more crazy, unhinged magi on the loose than there currently is.
* TheOrder: The Magus Association.
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:With the exception of Saber of Red, Shirou is the master of all the Red Faction's Servants.]]
* OrderVersusChaos: The Order side of things.
* QuantityVsQuality: Quality, to Yggdmillenia's Quantity. Kairi has worked with everyone but Feend and Shirou and claims that they are absolute monsters who destroy their opposition ruthlessly. [[spoiler:Too bad they are all peacefully disposed of by Shirou.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Due to only having 2 months to prepare, The Clock Tower decided to send in 4 mercenaries, a Church official and a first-class instructor as their Masters, as getting the Japanese Grail Families involved would take mountains of paperwork and therefor they wouldn't be ready in time.
* [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Screw This, We're Outta Here]]: Kairi and Mordred have semi-defected from the Red Team because they don't trust Shirou Kotomine. Any trope referring to "The Red Team" only revolves around [[spoiler:Shiro and the six Red Servants.]]
* SlippingAMickey: Shirou gives the other Masters (except [[ProperlyParanoid Kairi Shishigou]]) black tea laced with a CharmPerson spell to convince them to give him their Command Spells
* TheSyndicate: The best way to describe the Association, but with magic.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gene, Rottweil, Feend and the Pentel Brothers have all been "peacefully removed" according to Shirou. This involves him convincing them all that the war is basically done already, and that they are winning by a landslide. Volume 3 shows that El-Melloi II finding out about the brainwashed masters may mean that they will return in time for the final battle.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Shirou peacefully obtained all the Red Team Servants from their masters. This involves brainwashing them and sending them back with the sum of money they were promised, taken straight from the Holy Church's funds.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kairi Sisigou]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenjiNomura
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-kairi_sisigou_5907.png]]

Saber of Red's Master. A freelance magus hired by Rocco Berufeban and sent by the Magus Association.
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* AbnormalAmmo: Sisigou doesn't use bullets; He uses ''enchanted human fingers''.
* [[BadassBeard Badass Chinstrap]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Calls Saber of Red's rebellion against her father, King Arthur, "a courageous act". He specifically notes that it doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong, but the fact she was willing to fight one of the greatest kings in legend was no small feat.
* CombatPragmatist: He approves of his Servant's unorthodox fighting style, saying winning matters in a fight.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Mordred complains about them having to live in a crypt to use the leylines (To no avail because of Lancer's Demonic Defender of The State), Kairi tells her she can have the better sleeping bag.
%%* CoolShades
* DarkIsNotEvil: This is the guy who looks like a biker gang member and uses human hearts as grenades and fingers as bullets, and he's actually a fairly good guy.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Kairi's family, a European mage line that trekked to Japan, made a deal with ''something'' in Japan to save their Magus blood from dying out and give them the power of necromancy somewhere in the distant past, but in return, somewhere down the line the family would die out, which manifests in Kairi being sterile.]]
* FaceOfAThug: He mentions constantly getting pulled over by the police and security because of how he looks and students run from him in terror. He doesn't seem too bad, and it's shown in a picture [[spoiler:when his stepdaughter was still alive]] that he was actually [[IWasQuiteALooker quite handsome in a rugged way]] before he got his scars and let his hair grow out.
* FightsLikeANormal: Fights mages using magecraft-enhanced weapons.
* {{Foil}}: To [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]] - he properly distrusts other Masters even when they offer him alliances, summoned a Saber-class Servant from Arthurian legend, fights mages using modern weapons (including guns with unusual ammunition) despite being a mage, [[spoiler:and was deeply affected by the death of a girl close to him]]. However, their motivations and desires for the Grail couldn't be anymore different. [[spoiler:Kiritsugu had an extremely selfless and massive wish to create a world of true peace, always sought and coldly and pragmatically killed and/or sacrificed everything in order to achieve it, and found himself utterly betrayed by his dream and [[DespairEventHorizon pushed into despair at realizing everything he did was for nothing]]. Kairi, on the other hand, willingly admits that his wish to bring his stepdaughter back to life is small and not one likely to ever happen, and while pragmatic on the job rarely shuts out his emotions otherwise, and even when dying unable to achieve his dream still had enough satisfaction left to GoOutWithASmile.]]
** It's perhaps best shown with their relationship to their respective Sabers: Whereas Kiritsugu specifically summoned Artoria with the best possible catalyst, their relationship could be described as "professional" at best with them constantly butting heads over their ideologies, and [[spoiler:it ended with Artoria believing Kiritsugu betrayed her by denying her wish]]; Kairi summoned Mordred with a general catalyst for the Knights of the Round Table, and despite occasionally butting heads they worked extremely well together like a father and child, and [[spoiler:despite dying at the end unable to achieve her wish, Mordred didn't blame Kairi in the slightest and died [[GoOutWithASmile smiling with him sharing that last smoke]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: By creating a dagger out of a hydra's corpse, Kairi has unknowingly recreated the thing that killed Chiron in life, more specifically hydra poison.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies content alongside Mordred near the end of the War, sharing a few [[OneLastSmoke cigarettes]] together and grinning as they finally pass on]].
* HellBentForLeather: Wears a sweet, studded leather jacket that looks straight out of a biker gang.
* HomingProjectile: His finger bullets automatically seek out his opponent's hearts.
* {{Hunk}}: Huge, muscular and manly.
* HumanResources: Uses chalk made from Magi bones and blood, human fingers as AbnormalAmmo, and human hearts filled with teeth and nails as grenades.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Averted. He points out that he literally just has to pull the trigger on his shotgun to sent out a swarm of heat-seeking projectiles, requiring little to no actual skill.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's money-grubbing, brunt, somewhat dickish and practices a rather morbid type of Magecraft, but there are no hints that he's really evil. He claims his wish is simply to improve the abilities and standing of his clan, [[spoiler:but in reality he just wants to bring his stepdaughter back to life, who died due to rejecting his Magical Crest after it was discovered that he was sterile and whose passing was key to him abandoning the traditional path of the Magus.]]
* KnifeNut: Creates a poisonous dagger from a couple of the juvenile hydra's heads.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:The reason he abandoned the Clock Tower and became a mercenary was because his stepdaughter, who he loved dearly, died from rejecting the transplant of his Magical Crest after it was discovered he was sterile. This event led him to cutting ties with Clock Tower and his parents, having decided that the line would die with him. His true wish for the Holy Grail is simply to bring her back, though he's pragmatic enough to note there's a good chance it might not happen even if he survives to get the artifact.]]
* {{Magitek}}: His shotgun is treated with a variety of thaumaturgic rituals.
* {{Necromancer}}: And quite a skilled one, at that. He makes [[PoisonedWeapons daggers from hydra necks]], [[HomingProjectile heart-seeking bullets]] [[AbnormalAmmo from human fingers]], grenades made of human hearts filled with teeth and nails that [[MakeThemRot decompose their targets' flesh]], and [[FacelessEye an owl's eye]] which he uses as an EyeSpy.
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler:Is fatally injured helping Mordred fight and kill Semiramis, though she's fatally injured herself, but doesn't let it keep him and her sharing a smoke together before passing on, [[GoOutWithASmile grinning all the while]]]].
* ProperlyParanoid: He doubts Shirou enough to work independently from him and the other Red Masters. [[spoiler:It turns out Shirou drugged the other Red Masters in order to acquire control of their Servants.]]
* TheScrooge: When Red Saber asks for clothes, he buys her the cheapest he can find.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: He has a shotgun that fires AbnormalAmmo.
* SpottingTheThread: Could immediately tell that dealing with Shirou Kotomine would mean bad things.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shirou Kotomine]]
!!![[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shiro Tokisada Amakusa]]]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KoukiUchiyama
[[quoteright:236:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_shiro_kotomine_7281.jpg]]

Assassin of Red's Master. A mysterious magus that was sent from the Church, a member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament. Resembles Shirou Emiya and Archer from ''Fate/stay night'' greatly.

[[spoiler:His Noble Phantasms are "Right Hand - Evil Eater: Right Arm - Wickedness Predation" and "Left Hand - Xanadu Matrix: Left Arm - Foundation of Heaven's Blessing", which gives him precognitive abilities (represented by high ranks of Eye of the Mind True and False), eternal youth and functions as a SkeletonKey towards systems of Magecraft.]]
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* AntagonistTitle: [[spoiler: He's the Apocryphal Saint, making the apocrypha in the title a reference to him.]]
* TheArchmage: [[spoiler:His talent in regards to Magecraft is completely absurd, as he not only has fluctuating amounts of circuits, but he can also assimilate those of others through touch. Combined with his SkeletonKey allowing him to use all Magecraft systems unconsciously and using his assimilation to tap into the Grail's infinite Prana, this leads to him flinging meteor-like prana blasts and [[UnrealisticBlackHole black holes]] stronger than most Noble Phantasms in the final battle with Jeanne.]]
* AffablyEvil: He's lighthearted and friendly, but absolutely ruthless.
* AlternateTimeline: His existence is the split between this timeline and the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' timeline. [[spoiler:The Einzbern family summoned him as Ruler instead of summoning [[VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia Angra Mainyu as Avenger in the Third Holy Grail War]]. This means that the Holy Grail is not corrupted by Angra Mainyu in this timeline.]]
%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AnimeHair: Jesus, look at that hair!
* AntiVillain: Though to what extent remains mysterious. [[spoiler:His wish is seemingly benevolent, but his means are ruthless and unsympathetic.]]
* BadassCape: [[spoiler:It's a Holy Shroud of his own creation]] and only a few levels of coolness below Karna's.
* BadassPreacher: [[spoiler:An apocryphal Saint]] who kicks ass in the name of The Lord, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:After killing off Darnic and Vlad on his own]], Shirou has been confirmed as the main antagonist by WordOfGod.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* CaptainErsatz: Internet jokes compare his look, in particularly his hair, to [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Marik]].
%%* TheChessmaster
* ChurchMilitant: A member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, just like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei]]. [[spoiler:And then it turns out he's not. He actually is a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who survived the Third Holy Grail War, where he was summoned as a Ruler.]]
* ConsummateLiar: [[spoiler:Can flawlessly convince the other Red masters that they are winning by a landslide, making them abandon the war and leaving it all to Shirou.]]
* CoveredInScars: Revealed in his ShirtlessScene [[spoiler:Inside the Greater Grail]] in Volume 4.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Appropriately enough for a [[spoiler:apocryphal saint]].
* TheCynic: [[spoiler:Before he found his goal of saving all of humanity, he hated everything in the world, until he "cut out his heart full of hatred", according to himself]].
* DissonantSerenity: His smile is extremely unnerving, according to Kairi.
* EvilPlan: Though evil is stretching it, as he wants [[spoiler:to annihilate the concept of Angra Mainyu: All The World's Evil and bring salvation to all human souls that have ever existed]]. To do this, he, [[spoiler:with the help of Shakespeare's First Folio and his own Miracle arms, goes inside the Greater Grail and begins to rework it's innards so that it will use the true Third Magic, the physical manifestation of the immortal soul, upon every soul that has passed through the Akashic Records]].
* HiddenDepths: He has a lighthearted and friendly facade, but can be ruthless when the situation calls for it. It should be noted that Shirou does not try to hide this at all, and he makes it outright clear that he is willing to do anything for the sake of his wish.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[spoiler:He's actually Shiro Tokisada Amakusa.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[spoiler:He's an apocryphal Catholic saint and he wants to bring salvation to mankind, but it's doubtful the real Shiro would have taken that goal to the extremes he does here (even if his portrayal here is actually ''tame'' compared to how he usually [[FallenHero ends up]] in Japanese media).]]
* HolyHandGrenade: [[spoiler:His Baptismal Sacrament destroys Vampire!Vlad so fast that their encounter cannot even be called a fight.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Japanese Catholic Saint]]: [[spoiler:His true identity.]]
* JediMindTrick: [[spoiler:Seemingly how he gets the Red Masters to give him their Command Spells willingly.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[spoiler:Has had Shakespeare boost a Katana he had acquired to the level of a C-rank Noble Phantasm, which he uses to great effect to go even with Frankenstein.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His ordering Karna to murder Jeanne is around the time when his morality truly comes into question.]]
* TheLeader: Of Red Team. [[spoiler:Because he is the only master besides Kairi.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OddFriendship: Did you honestly expect that a Assyrian queen, an English playwright and [[spoiler:a apocryphal Catholic saint]] to get along?
* PatronSaint: [[spoiler:Of all Japanese Catholics, even though he's still not regarded as such by the Church.]]
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: He had never heard of Creator/WilliamShakespeare and is unfamiliar with his works. Annoyed by this, Shakespeare hands him a book of his works and asks him to read it.
* PowerTrio: With Shakespeare and Semiramis.
* RedHerring: His name and appearance made many fans wonder if he had some kind of connection to Kirei Kotomine, or if he was an AlternateTimeline Shirou Emiya. [[spoiler:While he's the adopted brother of Kotomine Kirei, the fact that he's named "Shirou" is the real RedHerring. He has no connection to Emiya Shirou at all, and his real name is UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro.]]
* ReligionIsMagic: Which is standard in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}. [[spoiler:He specialises in Baptismal Scriptures.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Shirou is actually [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Tokisada Amakusa]], a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who was summoned as Ruler for the Third Holy Grail War. He is also in direct command of 6 of the Red Team Servants, having peacefully removed their masters, and intends to wish for "The Salvation of Humanity".]]
* ShirtlessScene: [[https://i.imgur.com/mNTQgiX.jpg In Volume 4]], [[spoiler:while he is inside the Greater Grail]].
* ShroudedInMyth: Even the Yggdmillenia mole in the Catholic church could not discover any information on Shirou, implying that he's either of a supremely high rank or possibly something far worse. [[spoiler:This is because he's not actually from the Holy Church, he's a ''Servant''.]]
* SleepCute: [[http://i.imgur.com/h8ZDJ6Rl.jpg on Semiramis' lap]].
* SuperSpeed: Can easily run at a speed of 60 MPH [[spoiler:when fleeing from Frankenstein's Monster.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]] in Kirei's clothing.
* TeenGenius: [[spoiler:He died at the ripe age of seventeen, which is why his incredible talents are so amazing to others, them not knowing he is a Servant.]]
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Very skilled in the use of Black Keys.
* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Shirou's true identity is that of Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, A UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian '''Apocryphal''' Saint.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Semiramis and Shakespeare [[spoiler:but suprisingly averted with the rest of the Red Servants. Achilles and Atalanta have a distaste for Shirou and while Karna has not stated his opinion on Shirou, he is worried about his Master.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Nothing about this man is as it initially seems.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Black Team and the Ruler Faction to surrender to his cause in the beginning of Volume 3. [[spoiler:Caster of Black decides to take the opportunity.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Shirou's wish is the salvation of mankind, though what this means is rather vague as of now. Karna, who can detect lies, claims that he is not lying about this in the slightest.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Played with heavily. He is ruthless and will do anything for his wish, but while he is the main antagonist of the series, he does not come off as truly evil so far.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Just like Darnic, Shiro has been manipulating events since the last Holy Grail War, which happened at least seventy years ago.]]
* YouAreInCommandNow: He's the leader of the Red faction, and has authority over most of the Masters (Kairi Shishigou being the exception). [[spoiler:He used unscrupulous, but peaceful means to acquire the 5 other Red team Servants.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
!!Rottweil Bersinsky
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* RedBaron: "The Silver Lizard"

!!Gene Rum
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* RedBaron: "Storm Treads"

!!Pentel Brothers
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!!Feend vor Sembren
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* BadassTeacher: One of the greatest instructors in the Association.
[[/folder]]

!Others

[[folder:Non-Masters]]

!!Sagara Hyouma
The original Master of Assassin of Black, he tried to summon UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper by re-enacting one of Jack's [[DisposableSexWorker prostitute-killings]] using his live-in girlfriend Reika as [[HumanSacrifice the victim]]. Instead, Jack designates Reika as her master, crippling and eventually killing Sagara to give Reika control over his command seals.

* AnArmAndALeg + FacialHorror: Sagara is subjected to this when Jack slices off his lower jaw and hand (in order to keep him from using his Command Seals).
* KickTheDog: His EstablishingCharacterMoment has him trying to kill Reika, a girl he had [[CharmPerson mind-controlled]] with [[FunctionalMagic magecraft]] to be his lover.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He tried to use Reika as a HumanSacrifice to summon Jack the Ripper. Jack instead responds to Reika's desire to live, going on to cripple and ultimately [[KarmicDeath kill]] Sagara at [[TheDogBitesBack Reika's]] [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled behest]].
* SecretIdentity: To the mundane world, he is a kind {{host|Club}} by the name of "Hikaru". In actuality, he is a ruthlessly amoral magus.

!![[LightNovel/FateZero Lord El-Melloi II]]
One of the principal people in preparing for the Holy Grail War.

* DisproportionateRetribution: When one of his students, Flatt Escardos, asks to take his [[FanNickname Mercury Maid]] out for a movie, Waver responds by multiplying his homework 20 times.
* InsistentTerminology: He dislikes being referred to as "Lord El-Melloi" because it is grating to hear it spoken without the "II."
* {{Meido}}: He reprogrammed [[LightNovel/FateZero El-Melloi I's Volumen Hydragram]] to act and look like a maid.

!![[Literature/FateStrangeFake Flat Escardos]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka
A carefree student of Lord El-Melloi II that Kairi bumps into on his way to meeting with Rocco Belfaban. Flat leads Shishigou to Belfaban's door before merrily going on his way.
* AudienceSurrogate: Flat's questions and El-Melloi II's subsequent lecture on the Holy Grail War serve to acclimate newcomers to the series' mechanics.
* EntertaininglyWrong: He immediately guesses that the "gou" in Shishigou's name was written as "ゴ" or the Katakana for "go" as in the English "Let's go!". Hence, combined with the Shishi (Lion) of the first part of the necromancer's surname, Flat takes to calling Shishigou [[Anime/GoLion Go Lion-san]]. However, the actual Kanji for Shishigou's name "劫", which is simply a part of one's surname rather than containing any actual meaning. Lampshaded by Kairi himself and justified by the fact that Flat is English and the most Japanese he's probably gotten was from his mentor's love of video games.
-->'''Kairi:''' ''[looks to the side]'' Close enough.
* GeniusDitz: Not demonstrated here, but for all his carefree and cheery attitude he's immensely talented, but is too eccentric to use it properly and doesn't even know how he does half the stuff he does.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is one of the main viewpoint characters ''[=in Fate/Strange Fake=]'', but an otherwise minor character here.

!!Rocco Belfaban
The head of the Department of Summoning in the Mage's Association. He is a short old man, straight-backed and the creases on the skin of his face gleam as if he were a statue carved of wood. He is said to have held his position for over fifty years, but no one is certain of the fact. He has a number of items in his collection, including a skull that looks like a chimera of ape and elephant, a scroll over one thousand years old, and a preserved juvenile hydra. He personally hires Kairi Shishigou, and although he tries to pass it off as a forgery, reluctantly parts with the hydra as part of the payment.

!!Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
The brother of [[LightNovel/FateZero Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri]] and the successor of the head of the Department of Evocation. He is considered to be one of the first-class instructors employed by the Clock Tower. He is noted to be young and handsome with red hair, and a single glance shows a strong, high-minded gaze, refined features, and strong sense of duty in his words that place him as a member of the elite. He is confident in his ability to acquire powerful catalysts in a short time.

!!Reines El-Melloi Archisorte
The young head of the noble family of the Archibald clan.
* AscendedExtra: She was first mentioned in the ''Fate/Character Material'' entry detailing Waver’s life after the events of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. She is actually a young girl at the bottom of the family’s hierarchy who became head after Kayneth's death and Waver restoring the clan and thus recognized his achievements, but only does so while telling him that Kayneth’s death was his fault and that he will have to serve her for his entire life.
%%* NiceHat
%%* TheOjou
%%* SpotOfTea

!!"Adam"
[[spoiler:The Golem created by Avicebron's Noble Phantasm, which goes berserk when Avicebron dies almost immediately after activating it.]]

%%* FeelNoPain
%%* {{Golem}}
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:It looks vaguely like a 25-meter tall human with spines and carapace all over.]]
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Powered by a now-dead Roche.]]
%%* TheJuggernaut
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:You'd think that anyone within "Eden" would gain it's benefits until you consider the fact that Adam, the "Original Human", was the only denizen of Eden and thus it only helps him.]]
* MentalWorld: [[spoiler:It can turn everything around it into "Eden", a permanent Reality Marble whose denizens are unable to suffer any kind of attack, as no such thing exists in paradise.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:Inside of "Eden", a conceptual Paradise, violence and injury does not exist, leaving Adam almost completely immortal. It takes a multitude of pinpoint attacks on the still vulnerable parts of Adam followed by a simultaneous Clarent Blood Arthur and Balmung to take it down for good. Had it gotten more time to expand "Eden", it would be left invulnerable to ''any'' kind of attack.]]
* PerpetualMotionMonster: [[spoiler:Due to it's ability to drain Prana directly from the earth, it will never run out of power.]]
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Given enough time, Eden would've eventually given Adam CompleteImmortality. Luckily it is demolished before such a thing can come to pass.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

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[[folder:Scrapped Characters]]
All four of the characters listed here were revealed in supplementary materials when the game project was first scrapped. They ''were'' slated to be Servants in the released version of the game, but once the novels came out and had to pare down the Servants to "merely" 14, these four were cut.

Notably, all four later went to feature in ''Fate/Grand Order'', the successor project to ''Apocrypha''. For more information about their appearances there (and more information about them generally), see the ''Grand Order'' [[Characters/FateGrandOrder character page]].

!!Archer (David)
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The mythical King of Israel summoned as an Archer class Servant. As in the original Old Testament scriptures he has a weakness for beautiful women.

His Noble Phantasms are "Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones", a sling that can knock the opponent unconscious and lock their weapons from use with every fifth shot; "Sacrifice: Flames upon the Altar", an incense burner that can call down divine flames to kill the opponent; and "The Ark: Chest of the Covenant", the Ark of the Covenant, which will kill anyone besides David who touches it.

* ArtifactOfDeath: The Ark of the Covenant. Touching it without his permission [[LifeDrain drains the trespasser of mana until death]].
* BoltOfDivineRetribution and KillItWithFire: David's Sacrifice Noble Phantasm envelops the target in thunderclouds and fire from the heavens.
* CharacterAlignment: InUniverse. Lawful Neutral at worst, Lawful Good at best. (He IS the man who is after God's own heart.)
* HandsomeLech: He wants a wife, but [[Literature/TheBible in his backstory]] [[TheUriahGambit he didn't go about it the rightway]]...
* MagicMusic: His magical harp can be used in exorcisms and to purge mental interference.
* PowerNullifier: His [[SufferTheSlings Hamesh Avanim]] Noble Phantasm can seal an opponent's Noble Phantasm should the last stone hit.
* RedBaron: The King of Israel, though [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething he really was]].
* SemiDivine: As an ancestor of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]], David has a low rank in Divinity and therefore gains protection against certain sacraments[[note]]Specifics:He gets protection from sacraments based on UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'s divinity, but not from those based on {{God}}'s divinity not related to Jesus.[[/note]].
* SufferTheSlings: Naturally, being King David and all. It is the reason he is an Archer.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Rider (St. George)
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The Patron Saint of England summoned as a Rider-class Servant. His slaying of a dragon gives him an advantage against Servants with draconic attributes.

His Noble Phantasms are his sword "Ascalon: The Blessed Sword by which Force is Slain", a sword that can block any attack or pierce any defense; "Abyssus Draconis: Thou Shalt a Serpent Become", which imposes a Dragon affinity onto the target; "Interfectum Dracones: Dragon Slayer", an attack that fires lances of light and is especially deadly against dragons; and "Bayard: The Phantom War Horse", who can negate projectile attacks and nullify a single lethal attack against his rider.

* AllLovingHero: He said to be "an upright man who protects the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness" and he believes that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to the path of righteousness.
* AntiMagic: Based on his defeat of pagan sorcerers in his lifetime, when magic was still extremely powerful compared to modern times, he has A-Rank Magic Resistance, enough to be considered a "[[MageKiller Magus Killer]]."
* ArmorPiercingAttack: By reversing its protective blessing, Ascalon can become a sword that can penetrate any armor.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BalefulPolymorph: His Abyssus Draconis Noble Phantasm turns his enemies into dragons (it's unclear whether this is literal or merely imposes a dragon ''attribute''), making them vulnerable to his Interfectum Dracones Noble Phantasm.
* CameraFiend: Possibly; he is stated to love travel and to have taken an interest in modern cameras.
* CoolHorse: Bayard the Phantom Warhorse, and St. George's ultimate Noble Phantasm. Strangely enough, Bayard is an anachronism with this version of St. George - Bayard is a character from a ''French'' tale (specifically "The Four Sons of Aymon") that occurred centuries later and arguably a Heroic Spirit in his own right, being able to understand human speech, had the supernatural ability to adjust his size to his riders, and smart enough to thwart the people who tried to execute him.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Not necessarily for a girl, but he gains unlimited defensive abilities when people have faith and need him to protect them.
* HorsebackHeroism: Became a Rider for it, but his skill as one is relatively low and is more thanks to the CoolHorse.
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
* LawfulGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: Subverted by his Abyssus Draconis Noble Phantasm - the Noble Phantasm's power [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve derives from his faith]], and the coat merely focuses its power and is not a Noble Phantasm in its own right.
%%* TheParagon
* RedBaron: The Dragon-Slaying Saint.
* SemiDivine: His status as a Christian Saint gives him a low level of Divinity.
* StoneWall: To the extreme. He has A Rank magic resistance, A+ Endurance and a skill that allows him to block mental attacks. He has the Battle Continuation skill that allows him to keep fighting even if he takes a fatal injury and another skill that [[YouShallNotPass grants unlimited defensive power as long as he is defending someone else]]. His sword Ascalon grants a large defensive bonus and his horse Bayard can save him from a fatal attack once. On the other hand his Strength is mediocre at D Rank.
* StoryBreakerPower: A possible reason why he has cut from the cast. He has 5 different protective skills, high endurance, a sword that can pierce any armor and conveys invulnerability, the ability to turn people into and 1-shot dragons and if he were to suffer a fatal blow (as if it could ever happen), his horse will give its life to save him. This makes basically invincible but also gives him incredible attacking force.
* SuperToughness: His Endurance stat is high even among Servants.

!!Lancer (Musashibo Benkei)
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The legendary warrior monk who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Actually not Benkei at all but Hitachibou Kaison, another warrior who served Minamoto. After fleeing from a battle and leaving Benkei to die, Kaison was overwhelmed by guilt and assumed the former's identity. He is summoned as Lancer.

His Noble Phantasms are "Eighth Implement", which allows him to temporarily claim an opponent's Noble Phantasm as his own; "Benkei Butsu", which allows him to create equally-powerful duplicates of himself; and "Pilgrimage of the 500 Arhat", which summons a stampede of monks to forcefully carry off the opponent into Nirvana and nonexistence.

* BareFistedMonk: Although he is a Lancer.
%%* BladeOnAStick
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Benkei Butsu Noble Phantasm.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Weaponised – Benkei's Eighth Implement Noble Phantasm can steal an opponent's Noble Phantasm and use it against them.
* PowerNullifier: He possesses an exorcism skill that can seal his enemies magecraft, and a skill that emulates an enemy Master's Command Spell to temporarily prevent enemy Servants from using their Noble Phantasms.
* RedBaron: The Warrior Monk.
* SummonMagic: Benkei's strongest Noble Phantasm, which summons five hundred astral pilgrims who drag anyone caught in their path into the void, instantly killing them.
* SuperEmpowering: Attendant of Iron, which Benkei can use to strengthen his Master.
* WalkingArmory: He wields "seven implements:" a naginata, an iron rake, a large hammer, a large saw, a two-pronged war fork, a ''tsukubou'', and a ''sodegarami''.

!!Berserker (Sakata Kintoki)
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One of Minamoto no Yorimitsu's Four Heavenly Kings, also known as Kintaro. He is summoned as a Berserker-class Servant.

His Noble Phantasms are "Golden Eater", an enormous axe loaded with lightning cartridges, and "Golden Spark", which uses three of these cartridges to loose a lightning bolt to mow down enemies.

%%* AnAxeToGrind
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He likes flashy and shiny things, especially gold.
%%* TheBerserker
* CallingYourAttacks: His Noble Phantasms' descriptions lampshade that they are activated with "suspicious" true names, and that [[AnAxeToGrind Golden Eater]] probably has a different name.
* CatchPhrase: He says "gold and "golden" a lot about everything, including the names of his Noble Phantasms, Golden Eater and Golden Spark.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings
%%* GoldFever
* LawfulGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Unlike other Berserkers, Kintoki is not constantly under the effects of Mad Enhancement. Instead, a Luck Check is performed whenever he takes damage, and if it fails he TurnsRed and the skill kicks in.
* OneOfTheKids: Said to have the mentality of an average grade schooler.
* RedBaron: Golden Boy of Mt. Ashigara.
* SemiDivine: His father was the God of Thunder in dragon form, but his mother was a man-eating witch so his Divinity rank is very low.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses electric attacks with his axe, and can sometimes resist attacks from lightning deities.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kintoki can talk to animals to a limited degree.
* TurnsRed: Kintoki's Mad Enhancement is only applied if he fails a Luck check after being attacked. If it does fail he goes wild.
%%* WildChild


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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n!Main Characters\n\n!!Ruler Faction\n\n[[folder:Homunculus]]\n!!![[spoiler:Sieg]]\n->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NatsukiHanae\n[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-homunculus_827.png]]\n\nAn unnamed homunculus created by Yggdmillennia. They have changed the system so that he, along with six others, are providing prana for all of the Servants. Unfortunately, he turns out to be a defect due to his Magic Circuit being very fragile. He eventually becomes good friends with Rider of Black. [[spoiler:As of Volume 3, he is Astolfo's Master.]]\n\n----\n[[index]]
* AndIMustScream: What he escaped from; being a barely conscious LivingBattery for the Servants.
[[Characters/FateApocryphaProtagonists Protagonists]]
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: [[spoiler:Faces off against Saber of Red in a huge battle. He loses due to his still not being used to the power his Dead Count Shapeshifters give him.]]
%%* BewareTheQuietOnes
* {{Bishonen}}: His looks are very soft and delicate. [[spoiler:After he recieves Siegfried's heart, he appears a few years older, but still very pretty.]]
* CameBackStrong: Turns out [[spoiler:Frankenstein's [[TakingYouWithMe Blasted Tree]] did more than just restart his heart. It also gave him the draining ability of her Bridal Chest and a weakened version Blasted Tree thanks to a piece of her living on within him]].
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:Using Balmung completely drained his mana reserves, and even then it was not as powerful as Siegfried's own vesion. Although the first attempt was not as powerful as the original version, it is noted by the narration that Sieg has the potential to utilize Balmung at a power comparable to Siegfried's version, as he was still getting used to his newfound power at the time.]]
* DeadlyUpgrade: [[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Remember the last time someone became part Servant?]] ]]
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]: Though he develops an ego, he's still incredibly stoic.
* FrankensteinsMonster: [[spoiler:After being resurrected by Frankenstein's Lightning to become a second Frankenstein; complete with access to two weakened versions of her noble phantasms]].
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:His transformation ability is absurdly powerful]], but his body is extremely fragile due to his malformed Magic Circuits.
* TheHero: He is the main protagonist of the story.
* HeroicAlbino: Downplayed; he sports red eyes, but unlike most, if not all, Nasuverse homunculi he sports brown hair instead of white.
* HiddenDepths: Shows surprising competence at mathematics when assisting Jeanne in doing Laeticia's math assignment.
* HourOfPower: [[spoiler:He requires a Command Spell to transform into Siegfried, and the transformation only lasts 180 seconds.]]
* IJustWantToBeFree: After multiple conversations with Astolfo about the wonderful outside world, he tries to escape the Yggdmillenia fortress during the chaos caused by [[spoiler: Spartacus storming the place]]. [[spoiler:He's lethally injured by Gordes before he gets very far, and is revived at the cost of Siegfried's life. Afterwards, he is freed by Jeanne and follows her around.]]
* InSeriesNickname: [[spoiler:After being revived by Siegfried, he takes up the name "Sieg" in honor of his friend.]]
* [[ItOnlyWorksOnce It Only Works Three Times]]: [[spoiler:He only has three Dead Count Shapeshifter Command Spells, which allow him to take on the full abilities of Siegfried. He ends up getting a refill from Jeanne, however, bringing him back up to three Spells after the battle against Adam, but she cannot do so again.]]
* IWillWaitForYou: Eventually, after [[spoiler:becoming a dragon and taking the Grail to the Reverse Side of the World, he stays there to wait for Jeanne, in an interesting reversal of the hidden ending of the Realta Nua version of the original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', where Saber waited for Shirou in Avalon, and he eventually finds her. And like her, Sieg's wait eventually pays off.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: A heroic example. He never really takes the emotions or protection of others into account for his decision making. Seeing the outside world is his priority above anything else, so the his main concern is self-preservation.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: His name in the credits of the anime is listed as [[spoiler:Sieg]].
* LivingBattery: For the
[[Characters/FateApocryphaBlackFaction Black Team Servants initially.
Faction]]
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler:Twice. First he is almost killed during his attempt at escaping the Yggdmillenia fortress, although he is revived by Siegfried giving him his heart. Later he is almost killed in a single strike by Mordred, but he is resurrected by Frankenstein's Noble Phantasm restarting his heart.]]
* NoNameGiven: Only known as "Homunculus". [[spoiler:He later names himself "Sieg" in honor of Siegfried.]]
* ObliviousToLove: He's unaware of Jeanne's crush. Justified since he's very [[YoungerThanTheyLook young]] and wouldn't know what it was.
* [[OnlyFriend Only Friends]]: Astolfo and Siegfried. [[spoiler:The latter to the degree where he later gives his life to save him]].
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Notably the first male homunculus to be featured in the Nasuverse. [[spoiler:He's also the first Homunculus/Servant hybrid.]]
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler:After talking to some of the combat Homunculi, he learns that they are not actually mind controlled, they simply did not understand the concept of freedom, and join Sieg in his fight after he teaches them that they are not slaves]].
* TheRival: [[spoiler:Eventually becomes this to Mordred]].
* ScaledUp: [[spoiler:Because he has Siegfried's heart, he also has access to the dragon blood that Siegfried bathed in. As such, when pressed, he can actually ''become'' the dragon Fafnir]]. And [[spoiler:he ''does'', becoming Fafnir and taking the Grail to the Reverse Side of the world [[IWillWaitForYou to wait for Jeanne's return.]]]]
* ShipTease: With Jeanne and Astolfo.
* TheStoic: Even after developing an ego.
* TransformationSequence: [[spoiler:He requires the use of one of his "Dead Count Shapeshifter" Command Spells to take on Siegfried's form and use his full power]].
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: He doesn't like being a LivingBattery for the Black Team, so he attempts to escape. [[spoiler:He almost fails.]]
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: His conversations with Astolfo about this subject are the primary reason he wants to be free.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a few months old at most, including the time he spent in the tank.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: At first - According to Chiron, he has at most 3 years to live due to his damaged Magic Circuits. [[spoiler:However, after being revived with Siegfried's heart, Astolfo claims that it's absurdly powerful existence would allow Sieg to live for at least a century.]]
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[[folder:Ruler]]
!!!(Jeanne d'Arc)
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MaayaSakamoto

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The legendary Catholic Saint who oversees this incarnation of the Holy Grail War. As such, Jeanne possesses the custom Ruler class as well as the Saber class designation.

Her Noble Phantasms are "La Pucelle: The Crimson Holy Virgin", a sub-species of [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]] in the form of a FlamingSword representing her burning at the stake, which will kill her after the battle is over; and "Luminosité Éternelle: God Is Here With Me", her magical banner that creates a barrier around her with the same magic resistance as her own.

* AscendedExtra: In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' she was mentioned several times by Caster and only showed up once in the anime during a flashback, but here she takes a much more prominent role.
* AntiMagic: Has the highest Magic Resistance of any Servant, ranked as [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale unquantifiable at EX]].
* BarrierWarrior: Her banner, Luminosité Éternelle, can create a barrier using her Magic Resistance. [[spoiler:She uses this to block Spartacus's suicidal explosion.]]
%%* BattleBallgown
* BigGood: Her main goal is to ensure the war runs smoothly.
* BladeOnAStick: In combat she uses her standard, which is tipped with a lance point, while the banner is wrapped around it.
* BoobsOfSteel: Sports an impressive B85/W59/H86.
* BraidsOfAction: A [[RapunzelHair really long]] braid that reaches her knees.
* CombatClairvoyance: Her Revelation skill works like the Instinct skill, but also towards "reaching one's goal" like picking the right path of travel.
* EveryoneHatesMathematics: Being a farmer's daughter before she became a hero, she's never learned math and finds it frustrating to attempt to solve Laeticia's math homework that she promised to do on her adventure to Romania. Luckily, Homunculus is able to help her out.
* FlamingSword: La Pucelle.
* GrandTheftMe: Heroic example; She possesses the body of a French student named Laeticia (who gave her body willingly out of admiration and faith) to preside over the Holy Grail War. This also prevents her from assuming a spirit form and requires her to tasks such as sleeping and eating to ensure the body is in proper condition. There are measures in place that if Jeanne were to die, Laeticia would survive.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's kind, selfless, and is the BigGood.
* HiddenDepths: She's bad at mathematics. ''Really'' bad.
* IdenticalStranger: With [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]] [[spoiler:AKA [[KingArthur Arturia Pendragon]]]], to the point that ''LightNovel/FateZero'' Caster (who is Gilles de Rais, her loyal retainer) mistakes Saber for her. WordOfGod is that if ''Fate/Zero'' Berserker (who is [[spoiler:Lancelot du Lac, Arturia's greatest knight]]) were to meet her, he would mistake her for Saber. Despite there being [[MostCommonSuperpower two very obvious differences]] between Jeanne and Arturia.
* InvincibleHero: Her stats are ''absurdly high'', she's completely immune to magecraft and she has a skill equivalent to a very high rank of Eye of the Mind (True), And her banner makes her [[StoryBreakerPower pretty much immune to anything]].
* JeanneDArchetype: Goes without saying.
* JediMindTrick: As part of her Ruler skill-set, she comes off as extremely convincing to {{Muggle}}s and can convince people of the most ridiculous things, like telling a truck driver to hold for an entire day so that he would not come across [[spoiler:Karna]]'s ambush on her person.
* KryptoniteFactor: Her [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale EX-Rank]] [[AntiMagic Magic Resistance]] does not apply to [[HolyHandGrenade attacks from holy sacraments]]. Shirou Kotomine just happens to be from the part of the Holy Church with access to these things.
%%* LadyOfWar
* TheLastDance: La Pucelle. It gives her unimaginable power and holds the same rank as Excalibur, but it also symbolizes Jeanne's burning at the stake. Because of this Jeanne's life force is extinguished after the battle is over.
* LawfulGood: Her InUniverse alignment.
* LightningBruiser: According to her stats.
* LuminescentBlush: Her entire face goes pink and red after realizing that she will have to sleep in the same bed as [[TheStoic Homunculus]].
%%* MessianicArchetype
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: At one point in the OP, she is in her civilian garb, but her reflection shows her in her armor. This doesn't happen in the actual anime.
* MsFanservice: She's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]], who's already fetish material for many a fan of the franchise, with an ImpossibleHourglassFigure in skin-tight clothing. The anime doesn't miss the chance to show her naked in the OP ''and'' the ED.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Having been born a simple farm girl, she never learned how to read or write, though since the Holy Grail provides her with knowledge of whatever time she's summoned into (including new languages) this isn't a problem for her.
%%* PurpleEyes
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The entire reason for the Ruler class being summoned.
* RedBaron: The Standard-Bearer Who Justly Guides the Holy Grail War.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: One of her civilian outfits looks like a suit in the front but exposes her entire back to reveal her Command Spells.
* ShipTease: With Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]]. Pretty much confirmed when Homunculus asks her while they are out on a date if it's possible for Servants to have kids (it's not unless they have physical bodies to inhabit, according to her) and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she assumes that he wants to impregnate her.]]
%%* ShortHairWithTail
* SleepCute: After having dinner with Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]], they pass out on the same bed. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Which they both fall off of.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: For Shirou Kotomine because [[spoiler:she will be able to tell that he is a Servant and try to forcibly disqualify him from the War.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: According to legend, Jeanne has never actually killed a man in her life.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: [[spoiler:The reason Jeanne cannot transform into spirit form and use other abilities that every Servant has is because there is only supposed to be one Ruler, and the one from the Third War, namely UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro AKA Shirou Kotomine, is still around.]]
* {{Tomboy}}: According to official materials. [[LightNovel/FateZero Zero Caster]]'s profile mentions that he likes tomboyish girls, which can only refer to her.
** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' Jeanne says that as a child she was considered OneOfTheBoys.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Jeanne's La Pucelle is a powerful attack that uses the flames of her execution but after its use Jeanne dies even if she beats an opponent with it - it's basically her personal GodzillaThreshold, and it cannot be used merely to defeat a strong enemy, but in order to save something. The flipside, however, is that it annihilates ''anything'' in existence, hence its EX rank. [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice She ultimately uses it in order save humanity's future.]]]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Homunculus[=/=][[spoiler:Sieg]]. He's daft as a rock and she is [[ShrinkingViolet surprisingly shy when it comes to the subject,]] though at least part of the latter is due to Laeticia's subconscious influence.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Her set of school uniform clothes.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
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!Servants

!!Black Faction Servants

[[folder:Saber]]
!!!Siegfried
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JunichiSuwabe
[[quoteright:298:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_siegfried_8804.jpg]]

The main hero of the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' epic, Siegfried's class as a Servant is Saber. Siegfried gained an invincible body after slaying the dragon Fafnir and [[BloodBath bathing in its blood]]. He is summoned by Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia of the Black faction via a bloodstained fig leaf. [[spoiler:He is the first casualty of the War, giving his heart to the mortally wounded Homunculus, allowing him to live on and later fight Saber of Red]].

His Noble Phantasms are his sword "Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon", which can release a semi-circular wave of twilight energy, and "Armor of Fafnir: Blood of the Evil Dragon Armor", the near-invincibility he gained after [[BloodBath bathing in the dragon Fafnir's blood]].

* AchillesHeel: The leaf-shaped spot on his back. His Armor of Fafnir Noble Phantasm blocks attacks lower than A-Rank that hit him anywhere else, but prevents him from covering up this weak point.
%%* AgentPeacock
%%* BadassCape
* BarbarianLonghair: Rocks a wild, silver mane that falls well past his shoulders.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He doesn't talk much, and has been ordered not to, but he's a powerful Servant who's NighInvulnerable.
* {{BFS}}: His weapon, Balmung, which is nearly as tall as he is. It's explicitly stated to be too large and heavy for human hands.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:His fight with Karna is sparked when he finds Karna trying to attack Jeanne.]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodBath: Like in his original myth, Siegfried became invulnerable after bathing in the blood of a dragon, save for [[AchillesHeel a spot on his back where a leaf sticks to him]].
* BloodKnight: Thanks to him being [[NighInvulnerable practically invincible]], no one was able to give him a decent fight during his lifetime. [[spoiler:However, when he realized that Karna is very capable of bypassing his Armor of Fafnir, he begins to show traces of this. He genuinely felt '''joy''' at the prospect of fighting someone that has the potential to kill him.]]
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* CoolSword: Balmung.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:His fight with Karna lasts several hours, with neither side taking significant damage.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:While not a standard example, him giving his heart to the Homunculus quickly [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming grew]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse on fans]].]]
* {{Expy}}: Design-wise, he seems to borrow a lot from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur's]]'' similarly-named Siegfried Schtauffen, from his long blond-ish hair to favoring a greatsword and a suit of armor fused to his body.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His sword takes on a golden color when directly exposed to sunlight.
* GreenAndMean: {{Inverted}}, his prana is green-colored when he releases it during battle, but Siegfried's one of the nicest Servants fighting in the war.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] instance due to coloration. According to [[AllThereInTheManual materials released]] Siegfried's hair is actually platinum blond, not white as most believe.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Due to Rider of Black's crying over the dying Homunculus and his [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asking him if he had any pride as a knight.]] This causes Siegfried to realize that he is making the same mistake than he did in life: not doing what he ''wants'' instead of what he ''should do''. See HeroicSacrifice.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Transplants his heart into the wounded Homunculus so that he could survive.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: His swordsmanship "has long surpassed mankind" and is the primary reason besides his invincible body that he can stand up to Karna.
%%* LightningBruiser
* NighInvulnerable: Siegfried's invincible body gained after he [[BloodBath bathed in the blood of the dragon Fafnir]]. It negates every attack made on him, that isn't of at least A-Rank power. Furthermore, It negates a portion of any attack above that rank by an amount equivalent to the amount of damage a B-Rank attack would cause. [[spoiler:During his battle with Karna, Siegfried received dozens of A-Rank strikes to his face and vital areas, but they only caused mere scratches to Siegfried.]]
* OddFriendship: With Astolfo and the Homunculus.
* PlotParallel: Through flashbacks to his life, we learn that [[spoiler:Siegfried was basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Emiya Shirou]]'s ideal of being a selfless hero saving and helping others, but that it rarely got him anything but grief and unhappiness. He realized that he wants to do something for himself for once at the end of his life... Just before he was killed.]]
* TheQuietOne: At first, it was said that "he never speaks a word," but this was [[ReTool re-tooled]] into obeying an order from his master to remain silent except when using his Noble Phantasm. He does speak a very few lines, such as when fighting Lancer of Red. Averted in the anime as Siegfried was never ordered to remain silent by Gordes, allowing him more freedom to speak.
* RazorWind: As shown during his battle with Karna, even a simple swing of his sword can produce gusts of wind powerful enough to slice a metal lamppost apart, and putting more effort into said swings can easily gouge out trenches in the earth.
* RedBaron: The Dragon-Blooded Knight.
* SecretIdentity: Due to promising his silence, only Gordes, Darnic and Lancer of Black know his true name, despite the Yggdmillenia Masters promising to share their Servants' identity.
* SwordBeam: Balmung's attack. It's noted to be less of a forward-traveling beam like Clarent Blood Arthur and more of a circular radiating wave.
* TooPowerfulToLive: Unlike ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Berserker, A-rank attacks are nothing more than mosquito bites to him due to the Armor Of Fafnir, making him all but invincible. [[spoiler:This is why he is killed off within the first quarter of the story and Homunculus can only draw on his powers for three times three minutes.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Consents to being completely silent unless given permission because Gordes asked him to.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: A large amount of his upper body is exposed.
%%* WarriorPrince
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Just like Karna, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. Siegfried is very nice, if a bit [[TheStoic quiet]].
%%* WildHair
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:He views Karna as the strongest opponent he had ever faced; thanks to being NighInvulnerable, no one else during his lifetime had ever been able to give Siegfried the fear of death. He has considerable admiration for Karna (Who returns the sentiment) and wishes to have another battle with him eventually.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Archer]]
!!!Chiron
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ShunsukeTakeuchi
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-archer_of_black_6494.png]]

The famous centaur of Greek myth, summoned for the Black faction by Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia via an ancient arrow. Despite originally being a centaur, he has been summoned as fully human in order to obscure his identity. His Noble Phantasm is Antares Snipe: Scorpion Shot, which shoots an arrow from the constellation Centaurus towards any target, depicted as Scorpio.

* AllLovingHero: Noble and caring, and noted to have a presence similar to a massive forest, his cool and clean presence engulfing all around him.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His incredible knowledge and extreme perception ability allows him to do everything short of figuring out his enemy's moves before they do. [[spoiler:The fact that he taught Achilles makes him able to read his moves like an open book, even after Achilles starts fighting in a way he was not taught by Chiron.]]
* BadassBookworm: A walking fountain of knowledge on all subjects, and one of the most powerful Servants in the war, [[spoiler:Able to fight Achilles, who is quite possibly the second strongest Servant in the war, to a draw even after Achilles used a combat style that Chiron didn't teach him.]]
* BadassTeacher: He taught Achilles, Perseus, and Hercules among others. One of his skills, Wisdom of the Gods, allows him to teach almost any "Heroic skill" to himself or other Servants at A-B rank.
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He saves Fiore from being assassinated by Jack by using a spell that dulls his arrow but has an incredibly strong knock-back on it to launch her away from Jack.]]
%%* {{Biseinen}}
* ChekhovsSkill: As the teacher of Asclepius, the man who was so good a healer that he could resurrect the dead, he is an expert on healing. This comes in handy when Astolfo brings the wounded Homunculus to his room, who he heals and diagnoses.
* CombatClairvoyance: A combination of high ranks in both Eye of the Mind and Clairvoyance makes it almost impossible to catch Chiron off guard.
* CombatMedic: Gentle and knowledgeable about medicine and healing, but also a skilled fighter who trained other great heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
* FourStarBadass: The assigned-by-Vlad commander of the front lines.
* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler:Mordred injures his right arm so that he cannot use it properly, forcing him to retreat despite the fact that they were going fairly even without Chiron even having a weapon.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: As kind and gentle as he is, he's definitely no pushover in a fight.
* HealingHands: Astolfo brings Homunculus to him to heal his near fatal injuries.
* HumanityEnsues: Was summoned as human to obscure his identity, but in exchange his parameters are reduced.
* IKnowKarate: [[spoiler:He uses [[MixedMartialArts Pankration]] to make a convincing draw with Mordred.]]
* ImmortalitySeeker: In life, he gave up his immortality so that he could die and free himself from the pain of being infected by hydra blood. His wish on the Grail is to get his immortality back. However, it's subverted in the fact that he's a Servant and therefore already technically immortal, and he just wants his original immortality back because it is the only gift that his parents left him with. He notes it is selfish, but that is his wish.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: To the point where he can snipe [[spoiler:Achilles]] from a distance where even a great warrior like him could not tell where the arrows where even coming from. He ups himself even further by then deflecting an arrow shot by fellow Archer Atalanta at the same distance while Atalanta was attempting to shoot Frankenstein's Monster right between the eyes.
* InSeriesNickname: Vlad calls him "Wise-Man" for his incredible knowledge.
* LittleBitBeastly: Downplayed, despite being summoned as a human he still has his horse tail, though his ears are still clearly human.
* MixedMartialArts: A master of the Pankration Greek martial art, from which MMA originates.
* {{Nerf}}: Summoned as a human to hide his identity, which has reduced some of his parameters. Despite this, every one of his stats besides Luck clocks in at Rank B or higher.
* NiceGuy: Treats everyone with equal grace and courtesy.
* ObliviousToLove: Has not noticed that Fiore may have feelings for him.
%%* OurCentaursAreDifferent
%%* RapunzelHair
* SemiDivine: Used to be a Divine Spirit, but he gave up his immortality to die instead of suffering forever from being hit with arrows dipped in a Hydra's blood. His Divinity is still high enough to pierce the defenses of Rider of Red, however.
* StarPower: His power increases as the Sagittarius constellation becomes more visible in the night sky.
%%* WarriorTherapist
* WorthyOpponent: He is interested in seeing how well his disciple Achilles grew after he went out of his care, though it also pains him having to fight a trainee of his.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancer]]
!!!([[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad III]])
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/RyotaroOkiayu
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_vlad_3_2649.jpg]]

The infamous Lord of Wallachia known for impaling his enemies on spikes. He is summoned by Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia for the Black faction.

His Noble Phantasms are "Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution", which allows him to enforce the concept of impalement upon anything within a 1 kilometer radius so long as he is within the territory he has secured with Demonic Defender of the State, and "Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood", where he acknowledges the mythology surrounding him to become a powerful vampire.

Although he shares the Lancer designation of his ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' counterpart, they are completely different characters.

* ActuallyNotAVampire: ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' established that the real Vlad the Impaler was not an actual vampire, and he isn't one here unless he uses a Noble Phantasm to become one. He doesn't like that reputation, and while he tries to be mature and ignore it, representations of him as one that he finds end up getting destroyed.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Is the strongest of the Black Team's Servants, as well as being the Black Team's leader's Servant. This says A LOT considering how incredibly powerful Siegfried is.
* BadassBeard: Combines a swanky 5 O'clock shadow with a nice chinstrap.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Despite appearing to be the main villains, Vlad and Darnic are easily killed by Shirou, who becomes the real villain of the series.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His WeaponOfChoice looks more akin to a giant surgery scalpel than a spear or lance.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Due to the nature of the Noble Phantasm, Vlad has told Darnic that he will kill him if he forces him to use Legend of Dracula with a Command Spell. [[spoiler:He attempts it after Darnic makes him use it, but he uses the other two to make him stop his attack and fuse his soul with Vlad's.]]
* ChristianityIsCatholic: In his backstory, he rejected the Orthodox Church in favor of Catholicism. This was true of the real life Vlad as well.
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Not until[=/=]unless he uses his second Noble Phantasm to become a vampire; he's stated to become "[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} the vampire modeled after him]]," and his specified abilities in that form closely match that version.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Killed off by Shirou after using Legend of Dracula to get a massive boost of power, only to be absolutely destroyed by Shirou's Baptismal Sacrament. Extra irony comes from the fact that he dies a vampire, despite doing everything in his power to remove his horrible reputation.]]
* DontCallMeSir: He doesn't like that Darnic calls him "Lord" and chides him for excessive flattery.
* {{Expy}}: Looks''very'' similar to the Franchise/{{Castlevania}} incarnation of Vlad Tepes, he even drinks from a wine glass in a similar fashion. He'd probably [[BerserkButton wouldn't take kindly to pointing out the resemblance]], however.
* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentleman whose passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.
* FoeTossingCharge: [[spoiler:Dracula!Vlad does this to the Golems, Homunculi and dragon tooth warriors, killing them '''in the thousands'''.]]
* FourStarBadass: The stand-in leader of the Black Faction due to his tactical genius and leadership abilities.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Unwillingly with Darnic, who uses a Command Spell to fuse their souls, with Darnic having some control, although the control is generally in the hands of Vlad, whose personality is rewritten by his Legend of Dracula Noble Phantasm.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: His wish is to undo his horrible reputation that created the legend of him being a blood-starved fiend because of matters he was never even a part of.
* HomeFieldAdvantage:
** His Personal Skill, Demonic Defender of the State, secures the leylines in the area to make it his home turf. He gets a power boost equivalent to Mad Enhancement Rank A (minus the madness) while within this area, and can only use [[SpikesOfDoom Kazikli Bei]] within that range.
** Servants are also given a power boost by their proximity to their own "Sphere of influence"[=/=]home country. Vlad being summoned not even a few hours of travel from his town of birth gives him an additional significant powerboost.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His Dracula form fused with Darnic.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Vlad has this within the area marked by his Demonic Defender of the State. He can invoke the concept of impalement to summon stakes of any kind ''anywhere'' within this territory (Including inside an opponent's body, if they are within that territory) and pull new ones out for personal use anywhere.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Vlad's entire schtick. He can create spears, stakes, pikes and spikes of any kind [[{{Hammerspace}} out of nowhere]] and use them as projectiles and as a lance for personal use. He can even manifest these inside of his opponent's body, [[spoiler:Which he utilizes against Karna to bypass his Kavacha and Kundala. Unfortunately, Karna is so supremely badass that he is barely inconvenienced by it.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[{{Memes/Nasuverse}} Being Lancer is suffering indeed]]. [[spoiler:Vlad hates his vampiric legend and rejected the Orthodox Church in favor of the Catholic Church. He is killed off by a Catholic Saint after Darnic forces him to use Legend of Dracula and fuses with Vlad, becoming an evil amalgamation who sullied the reputation he was trying to save even further.]]
* JavelinThrower: A frequent use of his stakes. [[spoiler:When he is turned into a vampire and fused with Darnic, the hand-thrown stakes become comparable in strength to Noble Phantasms.]]
%%* KnightTemplar
* KryptoniteFactor: [[spoiler:Dracula is extremely vulnerable to Shirou's abnormally powerful holy powers.]]
* LawfulNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* LightningBruiser: [[http://i.imgur.com/fz2ImSx.jpg Every single one of his stats besides Luck clocks in at rank B or A]].
* MechanicalHorse: Vlad rides one created by Caster of Black into battle against the invading
[[Characters/FateApocryphaRedFaction Red Faction in Volume 2.
Faction]]
* MysteriousMist: [[spoiler:Dracula releases a mana-draining mist over the entire area where the War is taking place, which prompts Jeanne into ordering the other Servants into killing him, as he could potentially drain all the other Servants to the point where the war could no longer continue.]]
* NiceGuy: He greatly enjoys his fellow Servants's company and wishes he had people like them working under him during his life.
* OldShame: {{Invoked}}. He tries to answer questions towards his vampiric legend maturely, but it's clear that he's not that pleased being reminded of it.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Being a representation of his legend as a ''vampire'' and not specifically a ''Dead Apostle'', his powers when under Legend of Dracula's effects are radically different to those of the vampires common to the Nasuverse and more in line with those of a ClassicalMovieVampire.]]
* RedBaron: The Lord Impaler.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/3/3b/Black_faction_servant.png His default expression]]. Note that he is actually a pretty good guy though.
* SuperMode: Legend of Dracula gives Vlad the powers of "the vampire modeled after him." This manifests by disabling his [[HomeFieldAdvantage Demonic Defender of the State]] skill and his [[SpikesOfDoom Kazikli Bei]] but in turn boosts all his stats and gives him the [[HealingFactor Curse of Regeneration]] and [[MagicalEye Mystic Eyes]] of [[CharmPerson Enchantment]]. It also gives him the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into]] [[SuperSmoke a mist]] and [[{{Animorphism}} various animals]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:His vampiric form fused with Darnic is not really him and not really Darnic, but more in line with the true Dracula in personality, with Darnic having at least partial control over the abomination.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: While not a particularly scary Servant in his own right, his summoning within the borders of Romania, where he was a great hero, has given a considerable boost to his power. Then on top of that he has another layer of HomeFieldAdvantage due to his Demonic Defender of the State ability. This causes his otherwise JackOfAllStats parameters to absolutely skyrocket, and even Shirou Kotomine considers his abilities absurd. WordOfGod states that Vlad as he is in the story is a match for [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Hercules or King Arthur in their respective home countries]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: He's the effective leader of the Black Faction, sitting on a throne in the Yggdmillenia mansion, and although Darnic refers to him as "Lord", Vlad states that he is still just a Servant and will in return call Darnic Master.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He bears next to no resemblance to the ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' version of Vlad the Impaler, and [[AllThereInTheManual is stated to be a different incarnation of him]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rider]]
!!!Astolfo
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/RumiOokubo
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-rider_of_black_2149.png]]

The twelfth paladin of Charlemagne and a Servant of the Rider class summoned by Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia of the Black faction via a small, stained glass bottle. He is described as being [[DudeLooksLikeALady beautiful beyond all compare]] but also an incredible blabbermouth.

His Noble Phantasms are "La Black Luna: The Magic Flute That Calls Panic", an enormous demonic horn whose sound strikes uncontrollable fear into all who hear it; "Trap of Argalia: Overturned If Touched", a golden lance that can render the enemy's legs totally useless; and his magical mount, the "Hippogriff: Otherworldly Phantom Horse". Astolfo possesses one more Phantasm, "Luna Break Manual: Magical All-purpose Tome of Tactics" an anti-magical book, but cannot use it as he has forgotten its name, so it simply passively gives him A-rank Magic Resistance.

[[spoiler:In vol. 3, he becomes Sieg's Servant.]]

* AntiMagic: The book that he doesn't know the name of passively grants him A-ranked Magic Resistance, making him immune to all but the most powerful magic. [[spoiler:Semiramis can trump it because she is a ridiculously powerful Age of Gods-era mage and manages to blast him off the Hanging Gardens with an EX-rank attack when he tries to invade it with his Hippogriff.]]
%%* BadassAdorable
* BareYourMidriff: His second set of casual clothes don't bother to cover the abdomen area. Still totally a guy either way.
* {{Bishonen}}: Has a [[DudeLooksLikeALady girly]] and cutesy appearance to him, complete with a slender build, a feminine dress code, and a reputation for being "[[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman beautiful beyond compare]]".
* BiTheWay: [[AllThereInTheManual Side materials]] confirm that Astolfo doesn't care about gender differences and would have happily been Sieg's partner if he asked.
* BladeOnAStick: Trap of Argalia: Overturned If Touched, a lance that can force an opponent to kneel simply by touching them with it.
* BlatantLies: Tells the homunculi servants looking for the Homunculus that he hasn't seen him at all...despite quite literally carrying the unconscious Homunculus over his shoulder while telling them this. At least in the manga he [[PaperThinDisguise throws a cloak over him for disguise]] but in the anime the servants can quite plainly see the mostly-naked Homunculus. Judging by the {{beat}} that passes after Astolfo says this, the servants let him pass simply because they don't want to push the matter with a Servant.
* BornLucky: Luck Rank A+.
* BraidsOfAction: His hair is normally tied in a thick braid.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://i.imgur.com/Nvl2hnC.jpg?1 He comments on his profile, hides his gender, and bemoans about his low stats]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with cute scribbles on his sheet profile]].
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:After Siegfried revives Homunculus]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Sports one on the top left side of his mouth.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In his new set of casual clothing.
* TheDitz: Weaponized. One of his skills, Evaporation of Sanity, gives him something akin to a sixth sense in combat similar to Eye of the Mind or Instinct from his complete lack of common sense.
--> '''Astolfo, to the Homunculus''':''"Now, then... first, we have to put our heads together and think of a way to help you. Oh, I would definitely suggest against leaving it entirely for me to decide. For no man can show as much a lack of restraint as I, Astolfo!"''
* DudeLooksLikeALady: It doesn't help that his gender is crossed out on the Servant statistics for the Black team revealed in Volume 3. His artist managed to include "him" at ''breast'' comparison chart but still left wondering about the reason.
%%* FunPersonified
* GenkiGuy: Very energetic and talkative.
* GratuitousFrench: Uses this in the doodles on his profile.
* HairDecorations: His black ribbons, which he says are "an irresistible proof of friendship" that he used to restore peace between him and his ally [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Orlando]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Homunculus/[[spoiler:Sieg]]. Well, Astolfo's [[BiTheWay bi]], but the point stands.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:For allowing Sieg to escape, Astolfo is impaled by Vlad's stakes through each of his limbs and has to spend a night in the Yggdmillenia dungeon. Celenike comes along and [[KickTheDog starts tugging and shaking the stakes to cause him pain for]] [[{{Yandere}} paying positive attention to anyone other than her.]] ]]
* InTheHood: He starts wearing a purple bunny ears parka as part of his casual getup in Volume 3.
* {{Keet}}: First thing he does once he's summoned is excitedly introduce himself and ask the other Servants of Black for their names.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LooseLips: He easily speaks Archer of Black's true name out loud, and tells Lancer of Black ''exactly'' how Saber of Black died without any tone of regret or grief. Homunculus surmises early on that the Red Faction would gain an incredible tactical advantage if they captured and interrogated Rider.
* MagicMusic: One of his Noble Phantasms in the original online RPG was La Black Luna, a horn that forces all opponents without sufficient magic resistance to flee. It was re-tooled for the light novel as a SonicStunner.
* MartyrWithoutACause: When asked by Chiron why he saved Homunculus, he simply answers:
--> '''"Because I could."'''
* MotorMouth: Which, "through no fault of his own," inevitably leads him to say too much.
* MulticoloredHair: Downplayed, but he sports a streak of white hair on his rose pink hair.
* TheNarrator: Narrates the episode previews in the anime.
* NiceGuy: Extremely nice to just about anyone.
* OddFriendship: With Chiron and Siegfried, as well as Homunculus.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Being a Rider-class Servant, one of his Noble Phantasms is a Hippogriff that he rides.
* PinkHeroine: Gender inverted; he is a Rider-class Servant of the Black Faction whose image colour is rose pink.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
* ThePollyanna: Described as being "eternally optimistic".
* RedBaron: The Twelfth Paladin of Charlemagne.
* RoseHairedSweetie: A male example, fitting the "cheery and optimistic" subtype.
* SayingTooMuch:
** Which quickly leads to maximum awkwardness. [[spoiler:It's Rider's big mouth that leads to Siegfried giving his life for Homunculus.]]
** It also quickly diffuses the situation between [[spoiler:Sieg and the surviving homunculi and the remaining Black Masters.]]
* SonicStunner: La Black Luna. [[spoiler:It can absolutely ''pulverize'' the Dragon Tooth Warriors that Semiramis creates.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: His master's sole wish is to make him writhe in pain and despair, but Rider is far too powerful for her to so much as scratch him and spends their 'sessions' just looking bored.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's so ditzy that he ''forgets the names of his own Noble Phantasms'', regardless, all of them possess very potent effects such as pulverizing his foes to dust and leaping through dimensions.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Though his initial civilian clothes are more masculine.
* WingdingEyes: Becomes starry-eyed when he begs Caules for Berserker of Black's name.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: [[GenderInvertedTrope Male example]]; he is stated to be "Beautiful beyond compare".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rose pink with a streak of white.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rare male example; sports a grade A.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caster]]
!!!Avicebron[=/=]Solomon Ibn Gabirol
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-avicebron_4077.png]]

A notable Spaniard-Jewish philosopher summoned by Roche Frain Yggdmillennia for the Black faction.

His Noble Phantasm is "Golem Keter Malkuth: Royal Crown, the Light of Wisdom" [[spoiler:which replicates God's miracle; The creation of the Original Human. It requires many hard to acquire materials and a [[HumanResources powerful source of prana as it's core]], but in return creates a giant, extremely powerful Golem called Adam upon completion.]]

* BadassArmy: He and his master has created a thousand golems in preparation for the war.
* BadassBookworm: Despite his main focus being construction of powerful golems, he is no pushover in a fight [[spoiler:and helps Jeanne in her fight against Dracula]].
* BadassCape
* BirdsOfAFeather: The main reason he and Roche work together so well is that they are both cynical individuals with no interest in other humans who make Golems as their only passion in life.
* {{Camp}}: Just look at him.
* CoolMask: [[spoiler:We never get to see what lies underneath it either.]]
* CoolTeacher: His Master, who makes golems just like him, treats him like a teacher and calls him "Sensei". Avicebron, in turn, treats Roche like a student.
* DesignItYourselfEquipment: Interestingly, His Noble Phantasm has yet to be "constructed". Considering that he has turned most of the basement level of the Yggdmillenia fortress into a giant Workshop from which he has been producing Golems for the last two months, this may apply to almost all of his abilities.
* DitzyGenius: Avicebron is an absolute genius who invented the thaumaturgic school involving Golems, but lacks the ability to communicate properly with other humans due to his obsession with creating Golems meaning he never got to interact much with other people.
* EnemySummoner: He has constructed a magical Workshop that allows him to produce thirty golems a day of a quality that would take an ordinary Magus a year to finish.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Wants to use Adam to spread it's Reality Marble Eden all across the Earth.]]
* [[GiantPoofySleeves Giant Poofy Leggings]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Goes over to the Red Team in Volume 3.]]
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:As he is grievously wounded by Chiron's arrows, he decides to fuse himself with Adam to fuel it further.]]
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Avicebron plans to use the now Servant-less Gordes Yggdmillenia as the mana-generating core of his Noble Phantasm. He ultimately uses Roche instead.]]
* ICanRuleAlone: Hints at this when it comes to his Master, saying that he's ideal as a master, for now...
%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* LostTechnology: Magical example. His Golems and the ability to mass produce on the scale he does is something no modern human Magus could ever achieve.
%%* MalevolentMaskedMan
* NoSocialSkills: He can hold entire conversations with nothing but nods, and never puts any emotion into a conversation with another human, similarly to Roche.
* ReligionIsMagic: Kabbalah, which is Hebrew for "Tradition", a school of magic he invented that is still used to this day by a large amount of magus including [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Touko Aozaki]].
* SummonMagic: Capable of creating powerful Golems, which he can later summon at will from his and Roche's workshop. These are not still not near the level of Servants however, and can only defeat Servants in large numbers. [[spoiler:It took five of them to restrict Spartacus after he had been left almost immobile by Lancer's Noble Phantasm.]]
* {{Unobtainium}}: His Golems are made with, amongst other more common materials, 800-year old gemstones used as their organs and equally ancient parchment for the enchantments. Luckily Darnic has the connections to acquire these reagents en masse even without going through the Magus Association.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Berserker]]
!!!Frankenstein's Monster
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AiNonaka
[[quoteright:261:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_frankenstein_5982.jpg]]

A gender-bent version of [[FrankensteinsMonster the fictional monster of the same name]] from [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Mary Shelly's most well-known story]], summoned as a Berserker for the Black faction by Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia via a set of blueprints for an "ideal human".

Her Noble Phantasms are the "Bridal Chest: A Maiden's Chastity", her electrified mace and personal power source, and "Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion", a suicidal area-of-effect attack activated by overloading the Bridal Chest.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Come on, did you expect ''Frankenstein'' to be an adorable girl whose bangs cover her eyes? Caules {{lampshades}} it and wonders if Victor Frankenstein's idea of beauty [[BlueAndOrangeMorality was somewhat different from the norm]] if he could so easily call her a monster in spite of her appearance.
* ArtificialHuman: A different type from the homunculi.
* BadassAdorable: Looks like a cute young maiden and carries around a giant mace that can fire off enough lightning to blast apart golems with ease. [[spoiler:She puts up an admirable fight against Mordred, and after being seemingly dispatched, when compelled by a Command Spell to kill Mordred, furiously charges her and uses Blasted Tree, which would have achieved a mutual kill had Kairi not bailed Mordred out with a Command Spell of his own.]]
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, ''don't'' address her as Frankenstein or some variation thereof.
%%* TheBerserker
* BlindingBangs: Her hair covers both of her eyes.
* ChaoticNeutral: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CombatStilettos: Wears ''very'' tall, ''slanted'' heels. They make her look as though she has hooves. They're straightened out in later artwork.
* CuteMute: Since she's been summoned under the Berserker class, her Mad Enhancement has rendered her unable to speak properly, usually making her resort to "aaaaaaah"'s and "uuuuuuuh"'s.
* CarryABigStick: Bridal Chest, her main Noble Phantasm, is a huge, heavy mace.
* DeathFromAbove: She can fire lightning from her mace into the sky and call it down as multiple bolts, each powerful enough to annihilate one of Caster of Black's golems in the resulting explosions.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She gets annoyed whenever her Master calls her Frankenstein and prefers to be called Berserker.
* EnergyAbsorption: Frankentein's Galvanism skill allows her to absorb any energy or thaumaturgical based attack into bio-electricity for her own use, and her Bridal Chest Noble Phantasm drains mana from the air around her.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:After her death from using Blasted Tree, the narration notes that the blueprints used as Frankenstein's catalyst says that the lightning from it is both the lightning of destruction but also the lightning of life, hinting that her respawn factor may kick in. Turns out, her lightning reviving Sieg actually resulted in him gaining access to weakened versions of both of her Noble Phantasms and becoming a second Frakenstein's Monster which was her wish to have a mate the same as her]].
* FrankensteinsMonster: Duh.
* FreakOut: [[spoiler:Has a massive fit of rage when a decoy in the image of her creator, created by Shakespeare to cover the escape of Shirou Kotomine, treats her kindly. Caules has to use a Command Spell to calm her down.]]
* GenderFlip: Unlike the "historical" monster, Victor Frankenstein always intended to make a [[AdamAndEvePlot pair]] of monsters and simply made the female one first. Unfortunately, he didn't like how "Eve" turned out and fled, with her chasing him down and demanding that he make her "Adam" and finish the job. Otherwise, the novel's events play out roughly the same way.
* HiddenDepths: Fear of her own monstrous nature causes her to [[ShrinkingViolet keep a shy silence]] that [[GeniusBruiser hides her intelligence]], and she is "extremely mindful of energy conservation," such as by turning off the lights if her Master leaves them on in an empty room. In Volume 2, she unplugs Caules' laptop after he leaves without turning it off, and thinks to herself that he'll praise her for saving electricity.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Discussed InUniverse by Caules, who notes that she really acts ''a lot'' different from the stories than he expected and concludes this might have been the case, though that could simply be because [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe he's a much nicer person than Dr. Frankenstein was]] and even the original monster was at least partially DrivenToVillainy by his creator's actions against him.
* HornedHumanoid: She has a horn sticking out of her forehead.
* ICanStillFight: [[spoiler:After being seemingly dispatched by Mordred, Frankenstein gets back up by the command of her Master and uses Blasted Tree to nearly kill Mordred.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her Scream of Terror skill.
* MismatchedEyes: One gold and one blue.
* NoSell: Takes several arrows from Atalanta head-on during their battle in the woods and just keeps running at her. Although it's hinted that the one Atalanta aimed specifically between her eyes would have done significant if not fatal damage had Chiron not deflected it with his own arrow.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Compared to the other Servants of the Black Faction. She lacks the level of mystery of Chiron (a hero from Ancient Greece), the raw power of Siegfried and Astolfo (through his Noble Phantasms), the notoriety of Jack the Ripper and Vlad III (which feeds directly into his own overwhelming power), or the usefulness of Avicebron (creation of golems) to the cause. Add in that her Master is one of the weakest of all and she comes off as pretty underwhelming.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Her aforementioned EnergyAbsorption abilities combine to make her Bridal Chest a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion#Classification Type II Perpetual Motion Engine]]".
* PimpedOutDress: Is that a FairyTaleWeddingDress?
* RedBaron: "Frankenstein's Monster" is what she's called, but not likely a name that Dr. Frankenstein gave her.
* RespawningEnemies: After using "Blasted Tree", there is a small chance of another Frankenstein materializing to replace the first.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Attempts to kill Mordred with Blasted Tree, but she is teleported away with a Command Spell before it does any major damage. Subverted however in that the use of it saved Astolfo from Mordred and restarted Sieg's heart after Mordred almost killed him, and it also gave him access to both of her Noble Phantasms ([[ChekhovsGun though it took him a while to figure it out]]).]]
* ShockAndAwe: Both her Noble Phantasms have this. Bridal Chest allows her to charge her mace with lightning and either swing the electrified mace around or fire it off in powerful blasts, and Blasted Tree lets her release all that power at once in a massive explosion of lightning [[SuicideAttack at the cost of her own life]].
* TakingYouWithMe: Frankenstein's "Blasted Tree" Noble Phantasm, which causes a tremendous sphere of lightning, at the cost of draining all the energy in Frankenstein's core (and thus killing her).
* {{Yandere}}: Pre-{{Retool}}, she pursued her creator across Europe and killed his family members in response to him rejecting her. The novel version changed her reason for chasing her creator to be more in line with Frankenstein circa ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', desiring a mate similar to her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Assassin]]
!!!UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SakuraTange
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The legendary SerialKiller who stalked the streets of London at the end of the Nineteenth Century, summoned by Hyouma Sagara and passed on to Reika Rikudou. Jack is summoned as the Assassin class, though she also qualifies for the Berserker class as well.

Her Noble Phantasms are "Maria the Ripper: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment", her four knives which are powered by the hatred of prostitutes' abandoned children and can [[OneHitKill kill instantly]] [[SituationalSword given certain conditions]], and "The Mist: Darkened Misty Metropolis", a handheld lantern that recreates VictorianLondon's [[FogOfDoom acrid smog that will slowly kill humans and hinder Servants]].

* AgeInappropriateDress: Even for a mid-to-late teenager, her outfit is unusually skimpy.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[spoiler:She is the living incarnation of the hatred of the abandoned children of Victorian England, who was killed by a group of Magi after her legendary murders.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm, which can instantly kill the target if the target is female, it is night time, and the weather is misty. If any of these conditions is not met, they only function as a set of D-Rank knives. [[OneHitKill If the conditions CAN be met, however...]]
* AxCrazy: During life, she would approach prostitutes and attempt to make them be her mother figure. The exhausted women would generally reject her, in most cases [[{{Jerkass}} more harshly than necessary]]. If Jack stumbled across them again, she would cut them apart and then press her face into a piece of their flesh [[ApologeticAttacker while saying "I'm sorry" over and over again]].
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: In this novel's version of her backstory, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper was [[spoiler:a physical manifestation of the hatred of unwanted children,]] and had an ability similar to subconscious magecraft to spontaneously generate mist that would conceal her during her infamous murders.
* TheBerserker: If she were summoned in the Berserker class; this incidentally forces her to be only active at night, with ''The Mist'' Noble Phantasm remaining active all the time and targeting any nearby being that possesses [[{{Mana}} Prana]].
* BrokenBird: Was abandoned at an extremely young age in late 19th century London, and lived as a StreetUrchin in absolutely ''horrifying'' conditions until dying in her mid-to-late teens. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's no wonder she's so screwed up]].
* ChaoticEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The Mist is based on her prodigious ability in life to conjure mist seemingly from nothing, via what appears to be an ''instinctive'' use of some form of magecraft. Keep in mind that she has ''never'' had any instruction in even the basic of magecraft, and at the time wasn't even aware that the supernatural existed.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's a legendary SerialKiller, so the "psycho" is a given, but this does little to stop her from being ''[[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin_of_Black?file=JackUnbirth.jpg absolutely]] [[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin_of_Black?file=Asojfoirejyh45956794igojrtpohjtr90yu03itgo-ekhojhklg.jpg adorable]]''.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In her original life, she suffered ParentalAbandonment at an indeterminably very early age, spent her entire life as a StreetUrchin, and judging by her young appearance when summoned (Servants are typically summoned at the "prime" of their lives), she died well before reaching adulthood too.
* DarknessEqualsDeath: Her Murderer of the Misty Night skill allows her to achieve an unconditional ambush against any opponent during the night, and nighttime is also one of the requirements for her Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm to cause a OneHitKill.
* DualWielding: Often depicted with a knife in each hand.
* EmotionlessGirl: Not much of a surprise, given her tragic backstory.
* FogOfDoom: Jack's The Mist Noble Phantasm can cause this at will, and it's nigh impossible to escape from.
%%* FragileSpeedster
* FreudianExcuse: All Jack wants is to return to the womb. By [[DisposableSexWorker cutting open random prostitutes]] until she finds the right one.
* GenderBlenderName: Jack the Ripper, usually referred to by plain "Jack". {{Lampshaded}} by Reika.
* GenderFlip: Possibly, since in real life "Jack"'s true identity, and therefore true sex, still remains a mystery.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Uses four strangely-shaped knives and two butcher's knives as her main weapons, with a bloodstained scalpel for added measure.
* GradualGrinder: Anyone who is not a Servant will take cumulative damage from the mist's poisonous and suffocating fumes, with non-Magi perishing very quickly. Servants, on the other hand, will still [[StandardStatusEffects have their Agility decreased by one rank]].
* HarmfulToMinors: The woes that comprise her DarkAndTroubledPast started from her very early childhood years at the ''latest''. At the earliest? Perhaps since the day she was abandoned by her (probably prostitute) mother as a baby.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real-life UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper was most certainly not a ''little'' kid who somehow was able to kill and dissect several grown women with mere knives as his/her only weapon, and then elude capture by the police or even being simply sighted and identified by eye witnesses.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate:
** Besides the obvious dissonance of [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper the infamous]] SerialKiller (whose official offender profile highly suggests to be suffering from severe mental problems) being actually good-looking, she looks surprisingly unblemished (save for a minor scar on the cheek), healthy and cute for a StreetUrchin who lived in the abysmal conditions of 19th-century London slums, and thus most probably suffered from malnourishment and a lot of lack of hygiene-induced infections.
** Some flashback art does zig-zag this a bit, though, as it depicts her suffering from, at the very least, pointed malnourishment. The idea seems to be that being summoned as a Servant [[spoiler:and being a conceptual entity as much as anything]] has been fairly kind to her.
* IAmLegion: [[spoiler:Jack refers to herself with "we" and "us" (with LampshadeHanging from Reika), as she is the rage of the abandoned children of Victorian London given form.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: True to one suggested aspect of the historical UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper (per one of the letter's attributed to him), this Jack has apparently developed [[PickyPeopleEater a selective taste for eating human hearts]] [[YourSoulIsMine and souls]] -- ''specifically'' those of ''evil'' people, because according to her their "pollution" makes them taste better for her (which puts a new spin on "EvilTastesGood"); however, she didn't like the taste of Hyouma's blood when she sucked it out (to avoid a mess), though whether it was due to not liking the taste of blood - as opposed to souls - or it's something specific to him is not specified. The narration also suggests that it might also be that, due to Jack herself being a ChaoticEvil-aligned being, it is easier for her to digest souls that are of similar alignment.
* KnifeNut: She's an AxCrazy knife-wielder. Duh.
* NoSenseOfDirection: The Mist imposes this upon all enemies within its boundaries by clouding their senses, even if they are familiar with the local area/terrain.
* NotSoStoic: Jack reveals HiddenDepths of [[ShrinkingViolet awkward shyness]] after Reika offered what may have been the first act of kindness that the girl had ever recieved in her life. She is also visibly awestruck at the concept of having a HappilyAdopted family life with Reika, including the latter's insistence on making her meals even when she tells her that as a Servant, she doesn't need to eat (she already fulfills her {{Mana}} needs by regularly seeking out {{Asshole Victim}}s to [[YourSoulIsMine consume their souls]]).
* OffModel: Her first official artwork showed her with the hips and legs of an adult woman and torso, arms, and head of a teenage girl. Later artwork revisions by Ototsugu changed her legs and hips to match the rest, as shown above.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Ambiguous. Jack is drawn such that her appearance gives the impression of her being a child. However, different entries listed her height as alternately being 139 cm or 150 cm. If the latter was valid, then she'd only be moderately shorter than the high school-aged Rin Tohsaka, and so would likely be only a little younger than her. Material for ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in particular, though, made it clear neither height was correct, and her height is given today as 134cm. [[spoiler:And then, of course, the whole "conceptual being representing the hatred and pain of London's abandoned children, instead of a human" thing makes the question of her age somewhat moot.]]
* OneHitKill: Jack the Ripper's Noble Phantasm ''Maria the Ripper: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment'' does this if three conditions are met: The victim is female, it is night time, and it is misty (which she can create using her second Noble Phantasm). It activates as a curse that summons the knives within the target's body and rips them open from the inside out.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The special ability of her Noble Phantasm ''Maria the Ripper'' [[ThePowerOfHate channels the hatred]] of [[spoiler:the [[SonOfAWhore children]] of '''80,000''' prostitutes in VictorianLondon's ghettos who were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned back then by their mothers]], because they would've cut down on their profit margin]].
* RedBaron: The Legendary Serial Killer.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: She pretty much fits all of the criteria.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Her "[[KnifeNut Maria the Ripper]]" Noble Phantasm's requirements don't usually meet themselves; while she can't change her foes' gender, and has to [[DarknessEqualsDeath wait for nighttime to achieve an unconditional ambush]], she does get "[[FogOfDoom The Mist]]" as a Noble Phantasm to ensure the last condition.
* SerialKiller: Of course.
* SituationalSword: Maria the Ripper can instantly slice up women from the inside on foggy nights.
* StealthExpert:
** Like all proper Assassin-class Servants, she has the Class Skill Presence Concealment. Hers is [[RankInflation A+ Rank]], which effectively inflicts a PerceptionFilter on everyone around her (including her own Master). This is how she manages to carry Sagara Hyouma's unconscious body on the street, in plain sight, behind Reika without anyone else noticing. Presence Concealment [[InvisibilityFlicker sharply loses effectiveness when she prepares to attack a target]], but she has another Personal Skill called Murderer of the Misty Night which can compensate for that by allowing her an unconditional ambush at night (during the day, the opponent gets a Luck check).
** As an aside, it is worth noting that Jack's A+ in Presence Concealment puts her on par with, or even better than, the very best of the Hashashin who traditionally fill the role of Assassin. This is one of the reasons she's considered such a good Assassin-class by others.
%%* TheStoic
* StreetUrchin: Her "home" was the filth-ridden, crime-infested slums of VictorianLondon.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Servant outfit consists of a sleevless, off-shoulder, and [[SexyBacklessOutfit backless]] skintight top with a CleavageWindow (not that she has any actual cleavage to show off, mind you), [[ThongOfShielding bikini underwear]], {{bandage|Babe}}s covering her [[HandwrapsOfAwesome hands and forearms]], and [[TooManyBelts a lot of belts]] on her arms and torso. She recognizes this and either stays indoors during the day, or uses Presence Concealment to remain completely hidden.
* SympatheticMurderer: Subverted. She and Reika have had rough pasts and their affection towards each other is genuine, but any sympathy the audience might have for them is undermined by their the lack of regard for other peoples' lives during the Grail War.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: She murdered several people with little hesitation while she was a StreetUrchin.
* {{Unperson}}: Her Information Erasure skill, which wipes out all traces of Jack's appearance, True Name and abilities from the memories of her opponents after she retreats. It even affects recordings on closed-circuit security cameras, but does not affect physical evidence such as bloodstains and injuries on corpses.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: She's a white-haired famous SerialKiller.
[[/folder]]

!!Red Faction Servants

[[folder:Saber]]
!!!Mordred
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MiyukiSawashiro
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A homunculus mothered by Morgan le Fay using sperm taken from a temporarily [[GenderBender gender-bent]] Arturia (''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Stay Night]]'' and ''[[LightNovel/FateZero Zero]]'' Saber). She is summoned by Kairi Shishigou of the Red Faction via a splinter of the Round Table.

Her Noble Phantasms include her helmet "Secret of Pedigree: Helmet That Conceals Infidelity", which obscures her face and stats, "Clarent: The Radiant And Brilliant Royal Sword", her sword stolen from the vaults of Camelot upon her temporarily taking up rulership and finally, "Clarent Blood Arthur: Rebellion Against My Beautiful Father", which twists Clarent into a demonic blade that releases a massive beam of blood-colored lightning.

* AscendedExtra: Goes from having a mention in the original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and a cameo in the anime to actually starring in a series.
* AttentionWhore: She is semi-obsessed with earning praise and approval from her master, as she was with her "father" Arturia.
* BadassAdorable: While she'd probably kick in the teeth of anyone who'd call her "cute", she has her "father's" face and build and is far more open with her emotions than her. She's also a bloodthirsty warrior who can casually punch a giant golem about three times her size to pieces and throw another one with enough force to break the one she's targeting.
* BareYourMidriff: In her civvies. She thinks it's unbecoming of a knight in the light novel but her master wouldn't buy anything else. She doesn't seem to mind as much in the anime, probably because the midriff is even more bare in her armor's underclothes.
* BerserkButton: '''Don't''' call her a girl, '''don't''' talk about [[Main/KingArthur her father]] and '''do not''' mention the Round Table. When Kairi told her he used a splinter of the Round Table as the catalyst to summon her (he could have potentially gotten any of the other Knights of the Round Table instead of Mordred), her violent destruction of the valuable splinter immediately clues Kairi in to the only knight who would react like that.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up just in the nick of time to save Ruler and Archer of Black [[spoiler:from Avicebron's golems.]]
* BloodKnight: She enjoys fighting so much she could qualify for the Berserker class on this fact alone.
* BloodMagic: The Noble Phantasm Clarent Blood Arthur is basically [[SwordBeam Excalibur]] with blood instead of light.
* {{Bokukko}}: Uses "ore" to solidify in even her speech that she dislikes any connection between her and the female gender.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Combined with the mutiny in Camelot.
* CastFromHitPoints: Using [[SwordBeam Clarent Blood Arthur]] causes her incredible pain.
* ChaoticNeutral: Her InUniverse alignment.
* CloningBlues: Realizing she was different from other children, she nursed a hatred for normal humans from early on.
* CollapsibleHelmet: This is how she can take her helmet off in the heat of combat without it impacting her performance. Specifically, it merges with her armor.
* CombatPragmatist: Unlike the other Knights of the Round Table, Mordred has no problem punching, kicking or even biting if it is necessary. During her fight with Caster's golems, she [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws her sword into one of them]], and then starts punching several other ones to pieces with her bare hands and throwing them into other ones.
* CoolHelmet: Her Secret of Pedigree: Helm of Hidden Infidelity. It effectively hides her identity even in her civvies. For bonus points,[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/typemoon/images/d/d0/SecretOfPedigree.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150827082705 it collapses into her armor when she takes it off.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: In the anime, has a single incisor frequently visible.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Despite having a B rank Riding skill, Kairi says the only thing she should drive is a tank; nothing else is sturdy enough to survive her driving.
* DumbMuscle: Compensates for her lack of brainpower and complete lack of swordsmanship with [[UnskilledButStrong incredible raw physical capability]], powerful magic resistance, and a [[CombatPragmatist tendency to use rather unorthodox fighting styles]].
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In her brief appearances before ''Apocrypha'', Mordred looked ''exactly'' like her father and her armor was much simpler in design.
* {{Expy}}: A [[FanNickname Saberclone]] who's actually a ''literal'' clone of the original Saber.
* FlippingTheBird: Does this after [[spoiler:she and Sieg work together to defeat Adam]].
* GenderFlip: In "real-life" [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]], Mordred was male.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies content alongside her Master near the end of the War, sharing a few [[OneLastSmoke cigarettes]] together and grinning as they finally pass on]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Even without her {{Berserk Button}}s being pushed, she has a temper problem.
* {{Irony}}: She doesn't like to be called a girl, yet she wears one of the skimpiest outfits in the cast. Somewhat justified by the fact that the clothes were cheap and [[TheScrooge Kairi]] wouldn't buy her anything more expensive, and it's shown that under her armor she wears something just as, if not skimpier.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her wish is to be given the chance to draw the sword in the stone and become king. Whether not she'll even succeed doesn't even cross her mind, as according to herself she is already the perfect king, so of course she'll be able to draw it. This actually overlaps with WellDoneDaughterGirl, as she believes this is the only way Arturia would ever truly recognize her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Repeatedly shown to be rude, insulting and extremely aggressive. At the same time she has some noble inclinations, such as when she refuses to sacrifice the uninvolved civilians of the town, either as collateral damage or to replenish prana. If one can manage her {{Berserk Button}}s and get past her more jerkish behaviors, as her Master can attest to, she's a very loyal and fun-loving warrior.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:She's ''insulted'' that the clone of Siegfried survives her Clarent Blood Arthur, and wants in return his head and heart because he "insulted her honor"]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:On the other hand, her [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]] of [[BitchInSheepsClothing Celenike]] after the later used two Command Spells to try and make Astolfo kill Sieg was totally called for]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Before she became jaded by Arturia's rejection.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Her figure could best be described as that of a bundle of twigs, yet most of her power comes from her raw strength and Prana Burst skill.
* OneHandedZweihander: It's repeatedly mentioned that she usually wields Clarent with just one hand, which allows her to punch, grab and throw her enemies with her free one. [[spoiler:When Chiron breaks one of her arms, her fighting style is completely unaffected and she returns the favor by slashing him across the chest.]]
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler:After she kills Semiramis but at the cost of being fatally injured herself along with her Master Kairi, she shares some cigarettes with him as they both die, [[GoOutWithASmile grinning all the while]]]].
* OppositeSexClone: ''Technically''--her template, Arturia, is normally female, but was male when the genetic material was taken. For a long time the fandom thought she was a male clone of the female Arturia until Nasu stated otherwise.
* OreOnna: In addition to referring to herself by the masculine first-person pronoun "ore", she also boasts a masculine personality.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: She's a Homunculus clone of Arturia, and ages considerably faster than normal humans.
* RedBaron: The Knight of Treachery.
* TheRival: To [[spoiler:Sieg after their great battle]].
* RivalsTeamUp: Teams up with [[spoiler:Sieg to take down Avicebron's golem.]]
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Her armor wouldn't look out of place in a DarkFantasy setting such as ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer}}''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her civilian outfit is a [[WhoWearsShortShorts pair of Daisy Dukes]], a [[BareYourMidriff tube top]], and an open red jacket. In the light novel and manga she isn't happy about it until Kairi explains it was cheap. In the anime, not only does she approve of the outfit, but her Servant gear is quite skimpy when she dematerializes her armor, consisting solely of a loincloth, an ornate strip of cloth across her chest, and coverings for her arms and legs (a design originating from her appearance in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'').
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: She throws her sword at a golem during a fight and beats up some others with brute strength. Lampshaded by an incredulous Kairi.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears her hair in a ponytail, and she hates being associated with anything feminine.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shows hints of this towards her Master.
* UnskilledButStrong: Having little to no actual sword skills, her strategy boils down to wildly attacking with all tools at her disposal until whatever is in her way is dead.
* WaifFu: She has the same body size as her "father", which is to say about as thin as a bundle of sticks, yet can casually tear apart half a dozen golems nearly three times her size through a combination of swordsmanship, punches, kicks, and a good throwing arm.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Was obsessed with earning Arturia's approval, but Arturia was less than thrilled about the whole "secret clone created by my evil sister" thing. Even then, she still has some traces of this. Her very wish is to prove her claim to become king in a way that Arturia would approve, by pulling the sword in the stone out. She refuses to use the Grail to directly to do it because she believes Arturia would never recognize her otherwise.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her civvies. In the light novel and manga she's mildly annoyed by this as it is unbecoming of a knight, but in the anime she doesn't seem to really care.
* WildHair: In complete contrast to her father's PrimAndProperBun or her rarer smooth TomboyishPonytail, Mordred's hair looks like she woke up on the wrong side of the bed and pulled it into a rough ponytail to get ready. She's suitably much more aggressive and short-tempered than Arturia even on her worse days.
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: She's very childish, has basically no patience and is bored by pretty much anything short of fighting. This is because she's mentally a child, and her accelerated growth gives her the physical appearance of an adult. The anime has Kairi outright asking her if she's a child after watching her throw a temper tantrum where she's rolling on the ground complaining about going outside without him is boring.
* YoungerThanSheLooks: Because she's a Homunculus, her growth-rate is accelerated.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Archer]]
!!!Atalanta
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SaoriHayami
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The huntress from Greek mythology summoned as a Servant of the Archer class. Her objective for seeking the Grail is to create a world where every child can be raised with love.

Her Noble Phantasm is "Phoebus Catastrophe: The Complaint Message On The Arrow", with which Atalanta lets forth a message on an arrow into the sky, requesting the aid of Artemis and Apollo. Seconds later, a rain of arrows strikes all enemies nearby. Her second Noble Phantasm is "Agreas Metamorphosis: Boar of Divine Punishment", which causes her to take on the monstrous aspects of the Calydonian Boar.

* AntiquatedLinguistics: More apparent in Japanese.
* BearsAreBadNews: As a huntress Atalanta has a general bear motif.
* TheCameo: Briefly mentioned in ''VideoGame/FateExtra''. [[CanonImmigrant The manga adaptation has her cameo and features the same design]].
* ChargedAttack: She can increase the power of her arrows by channeling her Prana into them before firing, which is shown by them gaining a [[GreenAndMean green aura]].
%%* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* DeathFromAbove: Her Phoebus Catastrophe, which calls forth a literal hail of arrows.
* FriendToAllChildren: [[FreudianExcuse Because she received mercy as a child]].
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings: She has a deep appreciation for nature due to being raised under Artemis's wing.
* {{Gendercide}}: Downplayed, localized example - her Complaint Message on the Arrow Noble Phantasm randomly calls on either [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apollo or Artemis]] to rain down arrows to kill all women (Artemis) or all men (Apollo) in the area. This feature was removed after her ReTool and now affects all enemies regardless of gender.
* GlassCannon: Endurance Rank E basically means she's gonna drop in one or two solid hits, but her arrows are strong enough to injure [[SuperToughness Siegfried]].
* GreenAndMean: Played with, as she's pretty decent as a person but her alignment is NeutralEvil.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Absolutely breaks down when Jeanne exorcises the resentful spirits of the children that make up Jack the Ripper.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Her Aesthetics of the Last Spurt skill allows her to let her opponent take initiative, then [[AwesomenessByAnalysis confirm his actions in order to overtake them]], as she did in the footraces of her legend.
--> "Go ahead. I shall pass in front of you afterward like a squall."
* LittleBitBeastly: Possibly as a shoutout to her original legend, Atalanta has the ears and tail of a lion, as well as cat-like paws.
%%* MulticoloredHair
%%* {{Multishot}}
* NamedWeapons: Even though it is not a Noble Phantasm, her bow still has a name: Tauropolos, The Celestial Bow.
* NatureHero: She was [[RaisedByWolves raised by bears]], has [[LittleBitBeastly animal ears and a tail]], and has an animalistic mindset of stealing and hunting for food for survival. She also dislikes Berserker of Black because Frankenstein is manmade and "reeks of mechanical oil and machinery."
* NeutralEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:During the great battle of Volume 2, she decides to use her Complaint Message on the Arrow Noble Phantasm on Spartacus, condensed in an area just around him. Not only does it not kill him, but the amount of prana he gains from it causes him to grow dragon heads on his shoulders, three extra sets of arms, more legs and grew exponentially in size, before violently exploding.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[LittleBitBeastly Agreas Metamorphosis]], which grants her the power of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Calydonian Boar]] she slayed in her legend. For the record, this was a giant beast sent by Atermis that all the heroes of the current time period with the exception of Hercules banded together to hunt.
* PaintItBlack: Agreas Metamorphosis turns her clothing black upon activation, the same color as the Calydonian Boar's hide. For extra measure, she's actually [[NemeanSkinning wearing its hide]].
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Bears]]: Because of this, she has the same egotism and view on life and death as an animal, for example considering stealing food from others a natural action to survive.
%%* RapunzelHair
* RedBaron: The Chaste Huntress.
%%* ShowgirlSkirt
* SuperSpeed: As she was the fastest mortal in Greek myth, she possesses incredible speed exceeding that of almost any other Servant.
* ThoseTwoGuys: She is rarely seen without Red Rider.
* UnintentionalBackupPlan: She is sent to back up Spartacus after [[spoiler:Shakespeare goads him into attacking the Black Faction headquarters.]]
* UnusualEars: Possesses animal ears.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green, Golden and Platinum-blonde Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouki: Grade A.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancer]]
!!!Karna
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KojiYusa
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-lancer_of_red_8752.png]]

The invincible AntiVillain of the ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. Karna is summoned as a Lancer-class Servant, although he is also eligible for the Rider and Archer classes.

His Noble Phantasms are "Kavacha and Kundala: O Surya, Become Armor", his armor and earrings made of solidified sunlight; "Brahmastra Kundala: O Brahma, Curse Me", an Anti-Army[=/=]Anti-Country projectile said to have firepower equal to that of nuclear weaponry; and "Vasavi Shakti: O Sun, Abide to Death", where Karna gives his armor to the Thunder God Indra, but in return is allowed to use Indra's almighty weapon once, a spear that is able to kill even Divine Spirits with ease.

* AffablyEvil: He is ''pitifully'' nice, but he is under the direct commands of [[BigBad Shirou Kotomine]] and he serves without complaint.
* AgentPeacock: The strongest Servant in the war and quite the {{Bishonen}}.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: His [[FantasticNuke Brahmastra Kundala]] is an Anti-Country Noble Phantasm that can never miss.
* AntiMagic: Rank C, making him immune to Magecraft with less than two verses of aria. However, due to his immortal armor, the effective rank far higher than that, since all magic is reduced to 1[=/=]10th of it's original strength before it afflicts him.
* ArmorOfInvincibility: Kavacha and Kundala, a coat of armor and earrings made of [[HardLight solidified]] [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]] that is stated to be "difficult to destroy even for the gods." They reduce all damage he takes by 9/10th's of its value before taking into account his natural defense, rendering him all but invulnerable in combat.
* AwesomeButImpractical: He may be powerful, but he requires a ruinous mana upkeep to fight at full strength. Even when holding back, he fights at such a level that he will paralyze an ordinary Master through sheer upkeep alone.
* BadassBoast: Claims that there is little difference between fighting Siegfried and Ruler one by one, or at the same time. The narration mentions that to Karna, this is not a boast of overconfidence, but the simple truth of a man who cannot lie.
* BadassCape: One made of ''[[UpToEleven the fire of the sun]]'' no less.
* {{BFS}}pear: His spear is far taller than he is, with a blade the size of a surfboard, boggling Jeanne as to how a human could ever wield such a thing. It is described lovingly as a work of art more than it is a weapon.
* BilingualBonus: Kavacha and Kundala is Sanskrit for "Armor" and "Earrings" respectively, referring to how he was born with his immortalizing golden armor-skin and earrings.
* {{Bishonen}}: Jeanne even notes that every part of him, from his unkempt hair to his golden armor, is beautiful in its own right, but becomes scary when combined with his demeanor.
* BladeOnAStick: Brahmastra has appropriately taken the form of a spear instead of a projectile to fit his Class better.
* BloodKnight: His excitement at fighting someone as strong as [[spoiler:Siegfried]] is described as "a passion like a blazing inferno".
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He separates himself completely from morality since he is able to see the good in even the most horrid of crimes. When ordered to kill the supervisor of the War, who is supposed to not be targeted by any participant, he doesn't even question the order, though he does find it a strange thing to do.
* BodyHorror: He has weird golden growths on his chest along with a gemstone with some sickly veins. This is because his "armor" is actually part of his skin. If [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/099/9/0/karna_4__fate_apocrypha__by_govindmelitte-d612p25.jpg concept art]] is to be trusted, the spiky parts of his armor actually ''stab into his flesh''. [[spoiler:Also suffers this when Vlad impales him from the inside out with Kazikli Bei, although it does negligible damage.]]
* BornUnlucky: UpToEleven. Even though Karna was a warrior god on the battlefield, his life was awful, unfair and dishonorable to the point of him being a CosmicPlaything. Lampshaded by his Luck rank being D.
* BrutalHonesty: Since he has the ability to read someone's proper self and see through their lies, he often ends up saying things he ''really'' shouldn't. While this makes him come across as callous to his peers, there is no ill will behind his words and he's merely trying to make things better by critiquing the things around him... not that anyone would get that at a glance.
* CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler:Using Vasavi Shakti decimates his body completely, to the degree where Siegfried can strike him down with one decisive blow afterwards.]]
* CreepyBlueEyes: His stare is intimidating to the extreme. Jeanne even compares its piercing sharpness to a blade.
* DeadpanSnarker: According to a line from the Literature/{{Mahabharata}}, "His teeth are like arrows and swords, and his tongue a spear". This trait manages to piss off Gordes Yggdmillenia at the speed of a freight train.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: He consumes extraordinary amounts of Prana so he cannot go all-out in a fight without risking death by Prana starvation. Due to how obscenely powerful he is, it hasn't make much of a difference so far, even when faced with the strongest of the Black Servants.
* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Jeanne's revelation warns her that Karna is "dangerous beyond compare", and [[TheStoic Siegfried]] is ''terrified'' when he realizes that Karna is powerful enough to damage him. This is all despite the fact that Karna has yet to unleash his full power, as doing so would drain significant amounts of mana.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Weaponised. In life many of Karna's deeds went unrecognized for various reasons. As such, his attributes will appear to be one rank lower than they really are to his opponents, unless [[IKnowYourTrueName his true identity is revealed]].
* FantasticNuke: Brahmastra Kundala. The Noble Phantasm is described as an Anti-'''Country''' Noble Phantasm that is said to be "comparable to nuclear weapons".
* FatalFlaw: Karna's lack of understanding of the subtleties human emotions. He has never learned this in life, and it carries over to the Grail War. This manifests as several flaws such as BrutalHonesty. Also, his BlueAndOrangeMorality causes him to think everything that happens around him as natural has caused him to have UndyingLoyalty bordering on BlindObedience towards Shirou Kotomine because by helping him, he is still effectively aiding his original Master.
** [[spoiler:That last part is {{Subverted}}. Karna has absolutely no loyalty towards Shirou Kotomine whatsoever, and doesn't even regard him as his Master once he takes ownership of Karna's Master's Command Spells, as all the other Red Faction Servants do. His obedience comes from his desire to protect his true Master, who Shirou has taken captive.]]
* {{Foil}}: To [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh]]. While the both of them are considered the [[StoryBreakerPower most powerful]] Servants in their respective Grail wars, and two of the most powerful Servants in general, they couldn't be more different. Gilgamesh is an extremely arrogant individual who constantly looks down his nose at other people and belittles whoever he faces in battle. Meanwhile, Karna is an incredibly nice person who earnestly praises Saber of Black during their fight. Whereas Gilgamesh [[UnskilledButStrong relies entirely]] on the overwhelming power of his Noble Phantasms in battle, Karna is terrifyingly skilled with his spear. [[spoiler: And while Gilgamesh willingly betrayed Tokiomi during the fourth Grail War, Karna remained loyal to his true master even after Kotomine took control of his command seals.]]
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: While his armor heavily invokes this trope, it is not actually gold, and instead crystallized sunlight forged by his father Surya.
* {{Guyliner}}: A dark red to match his cape.
* HardLight: His impenetrable armor-skin is made of solid sunlight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Due to his mana issues, he has to keep a lower profile most of the time, though he is still extremely powerful even then. [[spoiler:When he finally goes all out in Volume 5, Sieg!fried can barely even defend against him at all, despite having exceeded the original Siegfried in power.]]
* IAmTheNoun: When asked by Shirou Kotomine as to what his wish is, Karna responds that he doesn't have one, because "I am just a spear". Everyone present is thoroughly shocked that his only thing even resembling a desire is to rematch with Siegfried.
* ImplacableMan: Absolutely nothing short of having his innards impaled by Vlad's stakes from the inside out has done anything but mildly inconvenience him.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: To the point where his skill alone is said to step into the realm of the gods.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: [[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/6/68/Karna_spear.png Vasavi Shakti]], the almighty weapon of the Thunder God Indra which he is allowed to use once because Indra felt guilty about exploiting his endless kindness by asking for his [[ArmorOfInvincibility armor and earrings]].
* IncendiaryExponent: His Prana Burst (Flames) skill imbues all of his weapons with flames.
* InvincibleVillain: His frequent comparison to [[CanonSue Gilgamesh]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is no joke, as he [[spoiler:almost flattens resident InvincibleHero Jeanne in seconds with the Brahmastra, fights Siegfried to a draw that was somewhat in Karna's favor and beats Vlad III so badly that Darnic has to blow all three of his Command Spells, fuse with Vlad ''and'' flee for dear life to survive. When he finally gives it his all, even Sieg!fried doesn't stand a chance]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: An interesting example in that while Karna is a saintly AllLovingHero to the very core, as he never learned the subtleties of human emotion, he comes off as a blunt dick who pricks and prods at the hidden feelings, emotions and secrets of all those he meets.
* TheJuggernaut: He's everything short of completely invincible and confirmed to be the strongest Servant in the entire war, [[spoiler:able to easily defeat Vlad III on his own]]. Shirou Kotomine reasons that no Servant in the war besides Achilles holds even a candle to him.
* JustToyingWithThem: Completely averted. When Jeanne finally shows up, he instantly prepares to fire Brahmastra Kundala at her, which is implied to be capable of killing her had Siegfried not attacked him before it was thrown.
* KillTheGod: His Vasavi Shakti Noble Phantasm is a single-use spear of lightning powerful enough to be considered of "Anti-God" power.
* LawfulGood. His InUniverse alignment. Even Jeanne recognizes him as one of impeccably pure and noble character.
* LightningBruiser: Karna is incredibly fast, nearly-immortal and strikes with enough force to ''dent'' Siegfried's immortal body.
* LivingLieDetector: Karna physically cannot be deceived and can see through the personality and thoughts of others.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Karna may actually have reached a whole new level of this. [[spoiler:During his fight with Vlad, he notices at one point that his stomach begins to churn. Not two pages later, wooden stakes start impaling him from the inside out. His response is to look slightly annoyed before burning the stakes away.]]
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: This is actually a superpower of his: he was so isolated from society that he learned to read the personality and thoughts of others.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Incredibly thin, but still has the strength [[spoiler:to pierce Siegfried's Armor of Fafnir through a combination of strength, inhuman skill and the power of his weapon.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Kavacha and Kundala reduces all damages Karna takes, magical, physical or even conceptual, to one tenth of its original value. This, in combination with the ridiculous toughness of the Kavacha and Kundala, makes him all but immortal.
* NobleDemon: He takes commands from [[BigBad Shirou Kotomine]] and does so with UndyingLoyalty. He's also a ''really'' nice guy.
* NoSocialSkills: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Because he grew up without the love and care of his mother, he never learned the subtle parts of human emotion. In combination with his ability to read people's inner self and see through their lies, he exposes people's secrets and prods at the emotions they want to hide away. Because of this, he was forced to fight a lot of people in life that saw him as "a man who denies and hates everything" when in fact the opposite is true.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Simply by the extension of the fact that he has a Noble Phantasm that is equivalent to a modern nuclear weapon, and one that can '''kill a god'''.
* PlayingWithFire: Has A-Rank Prana Burst (Flames), which sets all the weapons he wields on fire with the flames of the sun. He can also use this to create enormous pillars of fire around himself to stop attacks.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He is able to grow '''giant wings of fire''' for a few seconds at a time, only limited from having them permanently due to a lack of prana.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His armor is made of solid sunlight, making it completely impervious to damage. His fire-based Brahmastra Kundala and Prana Burst (Flames) also ignite the weapon he holds with the flames of the sun. He can also eject gouts of sunfire from the golden parts of his armor at will.
* PunchClockVillain: He's evil because he's on the BigBad's team and is loyal to his superiors no matter what. That's ''it''.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: His Noble Phantasm statistic is EX, which indicates that one of his Noble Phantasms (later revealed to be Vasavi Shakti) is so powerful that no other rank can do it justice.
* RedBaron: "Son of the Sun God".
* SemiDivine: As written above, he is the son of Surya and became one with him as a god after his death, so he has an A rank in Divinity.
* ShouldersOfDoom: [[RuleOfCool Giant floating sun-shaped shoulders]] that holds his BadassCape of fire in place.
* TheStoic: Karna rarely shows any emotion simply because he perceives things as "normal" and therefore has no reason to be emotive, but in reality he is a gentle man who is always deep in thought.
* StoryBreakerPower: While Karna is [[{{Nerf}} weaker than he was in the legends about him]], he is still so ridiculously powerful that not even [[spoiler:Siegfried and Vlad III can do any significant damage to him.]] [[spoiler:The revelation that he has ''still'' not fought at his full potential is horrifying to say the least, and when he finally does so in Volume 5, not even Sieg!fried, who by this point has surpassed even the original Siegfried in strength and is possibly the strongest Servant remaining, can do much more than stay alive against him]].
* SuperStrength: Siegfried reasons that his strength is nothing short of absurd, given that it combined with his godlike skill can pierce his Armor of Fafnir.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Karna's Vasavi Shakti is a javelin so powerful it can even kill gods, but Karna has to give up the armor that protects him to activate it and ItOnlyWorksOnce. [[spoiler:In addition, it also [[CastFromHitPoints weakens him greatly upon usage]], to the point that it was the only reason Sieg!fried was able to beat him]].
* UndyingLoyalty: He serves without question anyone with authority over him because that is how a subordinate should be. Even if they are undoubtedly evil and have him commit horrible crimes, he will follow them to the depths of hell itself. This is shown when [[spoiler:Shirou orders him to kill Ruler, a breach of the rules of the War. He immediately replies "Understood" and hunts her down with not even a speck on emotion showing on his face. When Karna is asked by Jeanne why his Master would order such a thing, he answers "I do not know" and proceeds to attack.]]
* WarriorPrince: Though he eventually became TheGoodKing of the city state of Anga.
* WellDoneSonGuy: According to his backstory, he single-handedly waged war with an entire kingdom after they insulted his foster father (who only adopted him out of greed). Karna didn't fall until Indra stole his armor from him, and even ''then'' his only equal in combat was Arjuna.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Karna is the embodiment of AllLovingHero, UndyingLoyalty and LawfulGood.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers [[spoiler:Siegfried]] a great warrior and wishes to fight him again. [[spoiler:He gets his wish when Sieg!fried challenges him during the climax of the War]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rider]]
!!!Achilles
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MakotoFurukawa
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-rider_of_red_6370.png]]

The hero of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and Chiron (Archer of Black)'s pupil in life.

His Noble Phantasms are "Troias Tragoidia: Tempestuous Immortal Chariot", his flying chariot drawn by three Divine horses that can execute a charge attack similar in fashion to a lawnmower; "Dromeus Cometes: Comet Form", an ability he has as the fastest hero when he is not on his chariot that makes him so fast that he is basically teleporting, yet also forces him to expose his AchillesHeel; "Andres Amarantos: Amaranth of the Brave", which reduces damage from enemies lacking Divinity on par with his own (and entirely nullifies damage from the non-divine) if they strike anywhere other than said AchillesHeel and "Diatrecon Aster Logche: The Spearhead of the Star Traversing the Sky", which recreates a sealed dimension within which Achilles and his target of choice must duke it out with their bare hands, with no divine intervention or outside help being able to intervene. His final Noble Phantasm is "Achilles Cosmos: The Azure Sky Protecting This Small World", which is the mythical Shield of Achilles that represents the entire world, and can protect him or anyone else from outside harm by phasing into the world depicted on the shield.

* AchillesHeel: He represents the {{Trope Namer|s}}, so of course his heel is his main weak point. However, sufficiently divine beings can harm him on other body parts, and he is able to [[spoiler:kick Chiron in the face, heel-first,]] without suffering injury. He does intentionally dodge an arrow-shot aimed at his heel when he is knocked off his feet during a fight. Turns out, [[spoiler:[[BroughtDownToBadass being hit in the heel actually deactivates Andreas Amarantos, leaving him vulnerable, but still perfectly capable of kicking ass]]]].
* BadassBoast: Towards Siegfried and Frankenstein:
-->'''Achilles:''' ''"I'm the Rider of the Red. Oh, you don't need to worry - I didn't already lose my steed before the war has even started. It's just such a waste to bring it out against just two opponents. I'd much rather ride out against all seven at once."''
-->'''Achilles:''' ''"Come... I'll let you feel what a true warrior is."''
* {{Bishonen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Are you even surprised at this point?]]
* BladeOnAStick: His black spear is one of his Noble Phantasms.
* BloodKnight: To the point where he is ''excited'' that someone can actually hurt him. He also refuses to spar with Karna in Volume 3, since he believes anything short of a battle to the death would be an insult to both their prides.
* BloodUpgrade: When Chiron first shoots him in the shoulder and draws blood, he gets ''extremely happy'', seeming to look at his immortality as something that makes his battles boring instead of a blessing.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's told to be the kind of "charming man that could get even a virtuous housewife flustered with but a greeting". He also flirts with Atalanta, as discussed by Semiramis:
--> '''Assassin of Red''': ''"He went after Archer, it seems... As expected of our Rider, I suppose. Archer and he hail from the same lands, after all - almost certainly, he is making advances at her even as they pursue him."''
* [[CoolHorse Cool Horses]]: His chariot is pulled by three Divine horses, Balius, Xanthius and Pedasos.
* CursedWithAwesome: Literally. The Gods of Olympus have cursed Achilles with Andres Amarantos, making him immune to attacks from anyone who doesn't have a Divinity rank, and mitigating damage from those who do, but bear a rank lower than he does, with exception to attacks to his [[AchillesHeel heel]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Not Achilles himself, but one of his ''horses'' actually displays this trait in Volume 4.
* FatalFlaw: Chiron points out that he has a hard time fighting people he was once friendly with.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Chiron, his teacher.
* GameBreakingInjury: Being injured in the [[AchillesHeel heel]] causes him to [[spoiler:permanently lose access to Andres Amarantos, leaving him mortal once again]]. However, he still has absurdly high stats regardless and can fight with the best.
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler:Eagerly accepts when his teacher Chiron challenges him.]]
* ICanStillFight: As he possesses A-ranked Battle Continuation, he is entirely capable of this, even if his heel or heart is pierced.
* KryptoniteFactor: Andres Amarantos can be bypassed by "friendly" acts. [[spoiler:As a vampire bite is a friendly act by being an invitation to the vampire's clan, this nearly gets him vampirized by Dracula.]]
* LightningBruiser: B+ Strength, A Endurance, and A+ Agility.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Achilles Cosmos, which can protect him from ''any'' attack short of an Anti-World one. [[spoiler:He bequeaths the shield to Astolfo to protect Sieg from Karna's [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Vasavi]] [[KillTheGod Shakti]], but the attack still horribly mangles Astolfo and the shield is destroyed in the process]].
* MommasBoy: His wish is to fulfill a promise he made to his mother; To live and die like a proper God. One of his Skills, Affection of the Goddess, gives him a rank up in all Parameters except Luck and Mana through the blessings of his mother.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Played with. [[spoiler:When Chiron snipes him in Volume 1, he shows ''extreme'' excitement that someone can actually hurt him.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In-life, his killing of the Amazon Queen Penthesilea with [[BladeOnAStick Diatrecon Aster Logche]] during the Trojan War caused him so much regret that he refuses to invoke the true power of the spear against ''any'' female opponent.
* NighInvulnerability: His immortal body, [[AchillesHeel with the exception of his heel]], cannot be harmed by anyone lacking a Divinity rank (and even those who do deal significantly reduced damage unless their Divinity rank is high enough). [[StoryBreakerPower This is as absurd as it sounds.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: His attitude towards Chiron.
* PopularityPower: In-universe. Like all Heroic Spirits, Rider's power is increased by how famous he is. As [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Achilles,]] he is ''absurdly'' strong in this regard. The narration refers to him as one of the ten most popular heroes in the world.
%%* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SemiDivine: His mother was a nymph.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:[[http://images.wikia.com/typemoon/images/3/32/Achilles_Novel.png When Chiron shoots him from a far distance, causing him to show excitement that someone can actually hurt him]].]]
* StoryBreakerPower: He has impeccably high stats, multiple powerful skills and '''''FIVE''''' Noble Phantasms. He is also said to be the only Servant capable of matching [[InvincibleVillain Karna]] in single combat.
* SuperSpeed: His Dromeus Cometes ability makes him so fast that he is pretty much teleporting [[spoiler:during his third duel with Chiron]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: He is rarely seen without Red Archer.
* WorthyOpponent: After finding out that Chiron is on the opposing side of the war, Achilles is quite literally obsessed with defeating him.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caster]]
!!!Shakespeare
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TetsuInada
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-caster_of_red_5738.png]]

The world famous playwright summoned into the Caster Class. A master of story writing, Shakespeare's main desire is to witness a grand tale of unparalleled beauty. Since he never ''was'' an actual magic-user of any type, he has very little ability in direct combat; however, he can effectively power up his Master, and his skills and Noble Phantasm can be deadly if used properly.

His Noble Phantasm is "First Folio: When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders", a book that can alter any event within his sight provided he is not outscaled in every single stat by the persons involved. Before the ReTool, he also had "The Globe: Seat of the King," an ability to flawlessly impersonate any other person's likeness and behavior, which he would use for social engineering.

* AffablyEvil: Fittingly of a 16th century Brit, he's an absolute gentleman to the core. He's also quite obviously up to no good.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Speaks in an archaic manner, and uses the archaic first-person pronoun "wagahai" to refer to himself.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassCape
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When Archer and Rider volunteer to vanguard the Red Faction's attack against the Black Faction, Caster asks if they'd like him to write a love story in their honor. [[ChivalrousPervert Achilles]] accepts, while [[DoesNotLikeMen Atalanta]] declines; Shakespeare combines their requests and decides to write [[AllLoveIsUnrequited a tragic story of unrequited love]].
* CoDragons: With Semiramis, towards Shirou.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Gets this twice. His First Folio lets him effortlessly defeat anyone with lower stats than him, but his stats are terribly low. His general weakness and support-only magic balances out Semiramis having two classes, one of them being Caster as well.
%%* EvilRedhead
* GenreSavvy: Due to his grasp of narrative structure, Shakespeare is obsessed with finding the 'Protagonist' of the story. He also recognizes modern literary concepts such as "[[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Death-Flagging]]."
%%* GentlemanWizard
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's certainly more unscrupulous than one would imagine the real Shakespeare to have been.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: He's only willing to work for whoever he considers the "Protagonist", [[spoiler:which is why he abandoned his original Master for Shirou.]]
* IneptMage: Not much of a mage despite the years where he went under the radar, but luckily Semiramis [[TheArchMage more than makes up for his magical ineptitude.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: He '''quotes himself''' in casual conversation and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny bought a collection of his works from a store]]. He even declares in front of the other Red Faction Servants that [[spoiler:he intends to stay out of the fight and survive to the end of the Holy Grail War just to witness a dramatic story]], which leaves Archer and Rider [[StunnedSilence unsure of whether to be amazed or angry]].
* LargeHam: All. The. Time.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Shakespeare has abysmal stats and zero combat abilities, but clever use of his skills and Noble Phantasms means he can effectively [[SaveScumming save scum]] his way to victory.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Back when this was planned to be an online game]], Shakespeare had another Noble Phantasm that enabled him to assume the appearance of another individual and interact with people who knew that person without arousing suspicion.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Shakespeare [[BlatantLies totally didn't goad Spartacus into charging the Yggdmillenia Fortress for no reason other than seeing the drama of it.]] Not at all. ]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Has one of the sassiest looks of any Servant in the entire franchise.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: All the world's a stage to him, and he'll lie, cheat, and manipulate his way to create magnificent stories. Although not as necessarily vicious as the Casters in ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', the sheer scale that Shakespeare operates on and his lack of empathy for the "characters" in his tales makes him arguably the most horrific of them all.
* RewritingReality: Shakespeare has a limited form of this via his second Noble Phantasm, First Folio, allows Shakespeare to alter or falsify the outcome of any event occurring within his sight. However, it can only be used a limited number of times.
* RedBaron: The Playwright.
%%* SharpDressedMan
* SmallNameBigEgo: While he ''is'' pretty famous, he always expects his name to carry a lot a weight, and gets annoyed whenever people haven't heard of him. To his shock, the other Servants did not receive knowledge of him and his works from the Holy Grail when it gave them knowledge of the modern world.
* StoryBreakerPower: In theory. He can not only delete people from existence with First Folio as long as they don't outscale him in every single stat, but can also create Noble Phantasm-tier weaponry from mundane objects.
* SuperEmpowering: His Enchant skill, which he can use to enhance almost anything. [[spoiler:He uses this to enhance a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]] Shirou Kotomine recovered from Japan, making it as strong as a C-Rank Noble Phantasm.]]
* TacticalWithdrawal: Is capable of making a flawless retreat at any time as long as his Master is safe.
* TrueNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* VillainousFriendship: He's good friends with Shirou and calls him Master, and is his CoDragons together with Semiramis.
%%* WickedCultured
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: But of course.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Berserker]]
!!!Spartacus
->'''Voiced by''': Satoshi Tsuruoka
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-berserker_of_red_6992.png]]

The Roman Gladiator who led a slave rebellion over a thousand years ago. Spartacus is summoned as a Berserker. [[spoiler:He has been captured by Black team through a combination of Vlad's Noble Phantasm and Avicebron's golems melting on top of him]].

His Noble Phantasm is "Crying Warmonger: The Howl of the Wounded Beast", which converts the damage he takes into [[{{Mana}} Prana]], making him more and more powerful the more wounded he is.

* TheBerserker: Duh.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:As he takes more and more hits and gains more and more prana, Spartacus begins growing into a gigantic monster version of himself with eight arms, legs and dragon heads growing out of his shoulders.]]
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Avicebron reprograms his mind to fight for the Black Team.]]
* ChargedAttack: Some of the damage dealt to Spartacus is converted into prana for him to use; ''almost'' killing him is the worst possible thing for an opponent to do.
* CombatSadoMasochist: Spartacus accumulates more prana the more he gets hurt, thus getting a power boost from it. A possible case of BlessedWithSuck in the similar vein of Avenger from ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''.
* FeedItWithFire: The more he is hurt, the stronger he gets.
* {{Gonk}}: Notably, he and Gordes Yggdmillenia are the only two male characters that aren't either rugged handsome or {{Bishonen}}.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Black Team reprogram him to working for them, although it is only partial as he is still insane.]]
* HeroicResolve: To the extent that Spartacus cannot fight at full power unless he has sustained injuries.
* HeroicSecondWind: Spartacus's Noble Phantasm, Crying Warmonger. Whenever Spartacus is injured part of the damage is converted into Prana, raising his physical abilities.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By Lancer of Black when he tries storming the Black HQ]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler:As he grows huger and huger, he starts growing two Dragon heads on his shoulders.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Uses his suicidal explosion to try and kill Jeanne, but [[SenselessSacrifice her magical banner blocks it]].]]
* LargeHam: Has a tendency to get boisterous and dramatic when the battle gets going, which doesn't quite fit with the usual Berserker-class lack of communication.
--> '''Spartacus:''' "O oppressors, your time is nigh! Your pride shall be vanquished, your conceits of superiority routed!"
* MadeOfIron: Has [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale EX Rank]] Endurance. Displays it when [[spoiler:He survives a beatdown at the hands of Lancer of Black, then getting impaled with 5 giant pikes from Kazikli Bei. His reaction? [[SlasherSmile Grinning violently at Lancer]] while [[ZergRush he gets trapped by Caster's Golems]].]]
* MartyrWithoutACause: Spartacus is utterly obsessed with "making the hard choices" and believes that oppression gives the oppressed the strength to eventually rise up. Therefore, he doesn't have a wish to make with the Holy Grail.
* NotWorthKilling: When he goes to attack the Black Faction by himself, he scares a deer away, which makes a hunter threaten him with his gun. He looks the hunter up and down, then smirks and goes around him, likely because he was no threat (Servants cannot be harmed by non-magical weapons).
* PersonOfMassDestruction:[[spoiler:His suicidal explosion ends up destroying two thirds of the Yggdmillenia Fortress, the entire battlefield where the Servants have been fighting and all the Homunculi and Dragon Tooth Warriors.]]
* RatedMForManly: It was entirely inevitable.
--> '''Spartacus:''' ''"To me, the word "wait" does not exist."''
* RedBaron: The Gladiator.
* SlasherSmile: Goes without saying, just look at him.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Male example, he's dressed like a BDSM participant.
* TakingYouWithMe: Spartacus can release all the Prana accumulated in his body in one massive blast right before he dies. [[spoiler:As he hits his maximum capacity of mana, he explodes violently, destroying all the Dragon Tooth Warriors, Homunculi and two-thirds of the Yggdmillenia Fortress, but ultimately not killing any Servants.]]
* TrueNeutral: His InUniverse alignment.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Shakespeare [[BlatantLies totally didn't goad him into singlehandedly charging the Yggdmillenia Fortress.]] ]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: ''Suplexes'' five golems at once.
* ZergRush: [[spoiler:Suffers this from Caster of Black's golems once his been impaled by Lancer of Black's spikes, who then melt themselves on top of him, trapping him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Assassin]]
!!!Semiramis
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KeiShindou
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_semiramis_436.jpg]]

A legendary queen who ruled over the ancient Assyrian Empire. Although she also qualifies for the Caster class, she is summoned as an Assassin-class Servant and uses poison as her main weapon.

Her Noble Phantasm is the "Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Garden of Vanity", a huge, floating fortress the Red Faction uses as its base of operations. She has a second Noble Phantasm by the name of "Sikera Ušum: Arrogant King's Alcohol", which makes her immune to all poison and lets her conjure all forms of poison as long as she remains in the Hanging Garden's throne room.

* TheArchmage: Within the Hanging Gardens, she has magical powers grand enough that they step into the realm of True Magic.
* BlackMagic: Qualifies as a Caster, and even as an Assassin most of her skillset still revolves around magic because she is an exceedingly rare "Double Summon".
* CannonFodder: Her Dragon Tooth Warriors lack strength and skill, but make up for it with numbers.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In her original legend.
* CoDragons: With Shakespeare, for Shirou Kotomine.
* CombatStilettos
* CripplingOverspecialization: As a result of the Hanging Gardens not being her proper Noble Phantasm, it weakens her to the point where she's nearly useless outside of it when it is complete.
* [[CuteAndPsycho Hot and Psycho]]: She's quite sociable and incredibly beautiful, but lets off "a degenerate atmosphere".
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even she thinks Shakespeare is a bit of a nutcase.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: By Volume 4, it is hilariously obvious to the entire Red faction that she's head-over-heels for Shirou.
--> '''Semiramis:''' ''"Do you really think I would not betray him?"''
--> '''Karna:''' ''"That's ridiculous. Are you a paranoid woman who kill those you love?"''
-->'''Semiramis:''' ''"W-w-w-what?!"''
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She uses dove familiars as scouts.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Perhaps the very first example of this.
* GravityMaster: On top of being a flying castle, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon's anti-gravity field can be extended and reversed, [[spoiler:allowing Semiramis to scoop the Greater Grail right out under the feet of Yggdmillenia. This is what forces Darnic and Vlad to attack the Gardens even though it would disadvantageous for them.]]
* HomeFieldAdvantage: Inside the Hanging Gardens, Semiramis is ''ludicrously'' powerful, able to cast Greater Rituals with a flick of her wrist. As a tradeoff, her abilities are pretty subpar outside of it.
* HotWitch: In the same way as Medea from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Semiramis is ''very'' attractive, what with the large breasts, RavenHairIvorySkin and RapunzelHair.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Inverted - her mother was the mermaid goddess Atargatis, and her father was a human man.
%%* LadyOfBlackMagic
* LapPillow: Gives this to Shirou.
* LawfulEvil: Her InUniverse alignment.
* MasterPoisoner: Well, she ''is'' the UrExample of killing someone by poison in mythology.
%%* MsFanservice
* NonindicativeName: Her magic being far more useful than her assassination skills, she is in effect the Red faction's Caster servant.
* OminousFloatingCastle: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, her Noble Phantasm.
%%* PimpedOutDress
* PointyEars: Possibly a sign of her non-human heritage.
* PoisonIsEvil: In the material book, there's a sketch where she is shown to able make a rain of poison, ouch...
* RapunzelHair: The novel illustration version (by Ototsugu Konoe) got this even more than the one in the material book version (by Shidzuki Morii). It's so long that it ''[[UpToEleven drags along the ground!]]''
%%* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* RedBaron: The Wise Queen of Assyria.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The InvisibilityFlicker usually caused by attacking while using [[StealthExpert Presence Concealment]] gives Semiramis a specific exception when [[PoisonIsEvil poisoning people]].
* SadlyMythtaken: It's noted InUniverse that Semiramis is not the true creator of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is why she needs materials and a ritual to recreate it as her Noble Phantasm.
* SemiDivine: Her mother was divine, her father wasn't.
* StealthExpert: She has the Assassin-class Presence Concealment skill at Rank C+. It's so effective that Mordred can't even notice her from across a table, and the plus refers to her RequiredSecondaryPowers.
* SummonMagic: She uses the amplified powers that The Hanging Gardens give her to create three thousand Dragon Tooth Warriors, similar to those of the Caster from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Her allies note that this is a large amount even for a Servant.
* SuperpowerLottery: Semiramis is an extremely rare "Double Summon", possessing the abilities of both a Caster and an Assassin.
* {{Unobtainium}}: To create the Hanging Guardens, Semiramis requires a large amount of rock and dirt and other pieces of nature from her homeland Assyria, now modern Baghdad, Iraq.
* UrExample: Of murder by poisoning.
* VillainousFriendship: With her Master, who she is genuinely fond of.
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:She blasts Astolfo out of the sky when he tries assaulting the Hanging Gardens with his mount with a magical blast so powerful that it not only disables his Hippogryph from use for a while, but actually overwhelms Astolfo's A-rank Magic Resistance from his book Noble Phantasm, clocking out as an EX-rank attack.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: Apparently she's similar to Mordred's mother, Morgan Le Fay.
[[/folder]]

!Masters

!!Black Faction Masters

[[folder:Yggdmillenia in General]]

* TheAlliance
* ArtificialHuman: They use [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent mass-produced homunculi]] based on [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Einzbern-family research]] for a great number of tasks.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Their names are... weird, to say the least. They do [[AwesomeMcCoolname sound awesome, however]].
* BadassCreed: "We of the Yggdmillennia will acquire all the mysteries and miracles of this world!"
%%* BadassFamily
* TheBigGuy: Gordes Musik Yggdmillenia. Probably the most physically imposing Magus of Yggdmillenia in a fight (though not the most dangerous), helped create the homunculi that make up part of their forces, and summoned one of the Black Faction's aces in the hole.
* TheChick: Celenike Icecolle Yggdmilennia. More of a WildCard than any other member, her Magecraft is best centered around cursing her enemies and fighting indirectly, and summoned the Black Faction's equivalent of TheChick.
%%* FiveManBand
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: They all wear white uniforms with lots of gold on them.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Those uniforms are very nice looking.
* TheLancer: Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillenia. The most gifted Magus in Yggdmillenia and hand-picked by Darnic to be his successor should something happen, and summoned the Servant who more-or-less serves as Vlad the Impaler's NumberTwo.
* TheLeader: Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia. The head of Yggdmillenia and the one who orchestrated the current War via stealing the Holy Grail from Fuyuki, the mastermind behind their rebellion from Clock Tower and the Association, and Master of the Black Faction Servants' leader and one of two aces in the hole.
* [[ManInWhite Men]] and [[WomanInWhite Women In White]]
* {{Mooks}}: They have a [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculus]] army, and thanks to Caster of Black they have {{Golem}} EliteMooks.
* OrderVersusChaos: The Chaos side of things.
* QuantityVsQuality: Quantity, to the Magi Association's Quality.
* RedBaron: "Tree of a Thousand Realms".
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The "Scions" include a century old Magus who looks younger than some of his subordinates, a wheelchair-bound GeniusCripple, a 13-year old and an overweight alchemist.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Men]]: While they aren't wearing suits, the men are very sharply dressed. The exception being Roche, who wears shorts.
* SixthRanger: Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia. Lacks any real talent in Magecraft or even a true desire for the Grail, but he has [[ObfuscatingStupidity far more depth than most give him credit for]] and summoned potentially the weakest Servant of the Black Faction.
* TheSmartGuy: Roche Frain Yggdmillenia. Responsible for helping creating the legions of golems under Yggdmillenia's command, very intelligent despite his young age, and summoned TheSmartGuy equivalent of the Black Faction Servants.
%%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Just like the Magus Association they want to reach the Root of Magic, but they do not want to be restricted in their studies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuyukiHiyama
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-darnic_prestone_yggdmillennia_6895.png]]

Master of Lancer of Black. He is almost a century old despite looking in his 20s. He plundered the Holy Grail from the Third Holy Grail War of Fuyuki.

* AffablyEvil: Fiore notes that her "grandfather" is pleasant in conversation but also holds a deep fear of him because those who defy him are thrown out of the Yggdmillenia network and left as a miserable fugitive.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the leader of Yggdmillenia and is the Master of Vlad the Impaler, the strongest servant on Black Team. Also very much implied to be the most powerful member of Yggdmillenia.
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* BadassCape
* BadassGrandpa: Though he does ''not'' look the part.
* BadassTeacher: Darnic used to be one of the instructors in the Clock Tower before he participated in the Third Holy Grail War.
* BadBoss: He doesn't care about any of the Yggdmillenia members besides Fiore.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Despite appearing to be the main villains, Vlad and Darnic are easily killed by Shirou, who becomes the real villain of the series.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Offscreen, when Gordes uses a Command Seal to force Siegfried to use his Noble Phantasm against Rider of Red [[note]]Who had proven invulnerable thus far, making such an attack fairly likely to do nothing but disclose Siegfried's identity.[[/note]] a message from Chiron sends Darnic running to Gordes to make him use another Command Seal to counteract the first.
%%* {{Biseinen}}
%%* TheChessmaster
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:His soul-devouring ritual runs the risk of completely killing him if even the slightest errors are present, to the point he only performed it three times and in the most perfect circumstances he could achieve. Even then, if he performed it one more time in the present, the "Darnic" as we know him [[DeathOfPersonality would cease to exist]].]]
* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:The eventual price of a human devouring souls. It's described that every time he performs the ritual, the old "Darnic" is slowly being replaced by "someone else", to the point that by the present if he performed the ritual one more time, the man called "Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia" would no longer exist, even if he still had all his old memories]].
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Darnic uses a "soul-carving" spell to fuse his soul onto Dracula's against when Vlad is getting wrecked by Karna. It makes them absurdly powerful, but also extremely vulnerable to Shirou's Baptismal Sacrament.]]
%%* HighCollarOfDoom
* ManipulativeBastard: His incredible negotiation skills and manipulative ability is the only reason Yggdmillenia wasn't eliminated decades ago.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He was already an incredibly powerful magus back when Nazi Germany was still a thing. He's at least 100 years old as of the story's beginning. He doesn't even show a single wrinkle. His secret is revealed in Volume 2; [[spoiler:he eats souls similar to his own, similarly to how Servants can gain mana by consuming souls.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:After Shirou deliberately cut the Red Servants's prana temporarily, Darnic!Dracula makes a break for the Grail, wanting to attempt to activate it prematurely to grant a wish that could be done with only 2 Servants's souls, like restoring him to full power. However, he is rudely interrupted by Shirou pinning him to the wall with Black Keys before being pulverized by Shirou's Exorcism.]]
** On a larger scale, [[spoiler:Darnic relied on the fact that he had years of preparation while the Association had to make due with two months preparation. Unfortunately for him though, one of the Masters the Association sent had also been preparing for as long as he had, and by the end of Volume 2, thanks in part to several unfavorable events for Yggdmillenia, the Black side ends up severely crippled, the Greater Grail changes hands, and of course, Darnic himself ends up dead.]]
* RedBaron: Eight-Forked Tongue.
* StaffOfAuthority: Carries a cross between a jeweled staff and a cane.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Got the Nazis to plunder the Greater Grail of Fuyuki, but [[ManipulativeBastard backstabbed them along the way and took it for himself.]]
* VillainousFriendship: He has the utmost respect for Lancer and appreciates his tenacity and zeal towards achieving his wish. [[spoiler:This gets horribly subverted when Darnic uses his Command Spells to ''possess him''.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Introduced as an extremely powerful magus who seemed to have a central role to the story, yet he is killed off not even halfway through together with his Servant by the true BigBad]].
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Before Darnic dies, he recognises Shirou's true identity - That of a Servant who fought in the 3rd Grail war, Amakusa Shirō Tokisada - [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro a Japanese Christian Apocryphal Saint]].]]
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He is an extremely powerful magus with an extremely powerful Servant, who happened to mess with the wrong Saint.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: Set up events leading up to the war for '''seventy years''', predicting even the Clock Tower's attempt at retaking the Grail. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he didn't count on [[OutGambitted someone else having just as much time to plan against him]]]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gordes Musik Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ToruOkawa
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-gordes_musik_yggdmillennia_4462.png]]

Master of Saber of Black.

* AlchemyIsMagic: Claims he's a better alchemist than the Einzbern family, though by the fact that he cannot create Homunculi with the innards of a Phantasmal Species he's wrong. He's still quite talented though.
* AnatomyArsenal: He reveals the ability to turn his limbs into solid metal late in Volume 1, [[spoiler:and uses it to fight the Homunculus]].
%%* BadassMustache
* DrowningMySorrows: After [[spoiler:The loss of Siegfried and Homunculus]], he spends all his time drinking and crying.
* EvilGenius: Though it would be hard to reach the level his ego projects, Gordes really is quite skilled. He devised the homunculus fuel system that gives the Black faction a serious edge on the field of battle and it is mentioned his acquiring the catalyst of a hero on par with Siegfried required more than just good luck.
%%* FatBastard
* HappilyMarried: Volume 2 reveals he is not just married, but also has a son.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:See JerkWithAHeartOfGold below.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Orders his Servant to only speak when given permission to protect his identity, but he's actually worried that Saber would not forgive him for such an order. However, [[{{Jerkass}} When Siegfried consents to the idea, his pride makes him think he bent him to his will]]. [[spoiler:Later he comes to realize his mistakes and willingly lets Sieg take away the remaining Yggdmilennia homunculus, stating that [[ItsAllMyFault it's all his fault]] that things are the way they are now.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His ruthless beatdown of the Homunculus after it tries to kill him while trying to escape.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Nearly kills Homunculus with his bare hands.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: The books really, ''really'' love rubbing in how badly Gordes messed up by condemning Siegfried to silence instead of trying to establish a connection with him.
* {{Pride}}: His hubris is absolutely massive.
* SecretKeeper: Due to his Servant's promise of silence, only he, Darnic and Lancer of Black know his Servant's true name.
%%* SmugSnake
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Avicebron plans to use him as the mana-generating core of his Noble Phantasm. Gordes is spared by Avicebron opting to use Roche instead when Shirou offers him a spot on Red Team.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-fiore_9180.png]]

Master of Archer of Black, and Darnic's assumed successor.

* [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]: She is incredibly nice and gentle, and her smile is highly contagious. After [[spoiler:she has to take up the reins of Yggdmillenia]], Caules and Chiron are both seriously concerned that she is simply too kind for the job.
* BadassAdorable: One of the two greatest Magi of Yggdmillenia alongside Darnic, and adorable beyond all comprehension.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Just ''look at her''.
* {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:One of her mechanical arms, the Iron Hammer of Mars, is a magical heavy machine gun that shoots bullets of light and can completely decimate defensive Boundary Fields in a matter of seconds.]]
* BodyguardCrush: She's noted to be looking embarrassed and flustered after introducing herself to Chiron. Time will tell if it becomes anything more.
* BornWinner: According to Darnic, she's the only member of Yggdmillenia who was born with incredible talent, as the family is usually [[QualityVsQuantity Quantity Over Quality.]]
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BriefcaseBlaster: Uses a suitcase to easily carry her Mystic Code around.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Caules' Cain, before Caules' ReTool.
* CoolBigSis: She really does love her little brother, but he is jealous of her talent and SuperpowerfulGenetics.
* DisabledHottie: Wheelchair bound and still [[{{Moe}} extremely cute]].
* TheDragon: Darnic's most trusted "family member".
* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:Decides that killing Reika and Assassin of Black is the best course of action as they killed Sagara Hyouma, who belonged to the Yggdmillenia, and because they are harmful to not just both sides of the war, but also the civilian populace.]]
* FashionableAsymmetry: She wears a glove with oddly shaped golden attachments on her right hand.
* ForcedToWatch: As a child, she was forced to watch her father use Spirit Evocation to summon a weak Demon inside her dog, causing it to die horribly, to show her how dangerous their family's Magecraft could be. She was also told to not react at all or she would be scolded harshly.
* GeniusCripple: The only member of Yggdmillenia with any "true talent" according to Darnic.
* HandicappedBadass: Has an incredibly powerful ability called Spirit Medium, but the very same ability overloaded her body and left her lame from the waist down. Even with such a weakness, Darnic considers her a Magus on level with himself and the extremely powerful mercenaries of Red team.
* [[HeroesLoveDogs Heroines Love Dogs]]: As a child, her father gave her and Caules a dog that she loved very much. She later had to watch as her father forced a Demon into the same dog to demonstrate the dangers of Spirit Evocation. [[TearJerker Ouch.]]
* HeroicRROD: Suffered this at some point in the past, where overuse of her "Spirit Medium" ability left her with defective legs. Her wish for the Holy Grail is to recover the mobility in her legs without sacrificing their Magic Circuits.
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
* ItemCrafting: She can produce Bronze-Link Manipulators, a type of Mystic Code that can give such a boost to ones power that even a third-rate magus could defeat a master. [[spoiler:They manifest as giant mechanical spider legs that can shoot FrickinLaserBeams.]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Light Feminine, compared to Celenike's Dark Feminine.
* MinMaxing: She's so skilled that she can learn the basics of a type of Magecraft within days but her true power comes from her skill at Spirit Evocation.
* MoralityPet: To Darnic. She's the only Yggdmillenia member he gives a damn about.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:The Bronze-Link Manipulators.]]
* [[ReluctantWarrior Reluctant Scion]]: She's a bit hesitant about fighting the Association, as she studied at the Clock Tower, but she's scared of what Darnic could potentially do to her if she backed out.
* ShipTease: With Chiron.
* ShoutOut: Her wheelchair has wheels marked with [[PunnyName "TYRE-BOON"]].
* SiblingYinYang: She's a MessianicArchetype and a genius magi whereas her brother is a ManChild with little real talent.
* SpiderLimbs: [[spoiler:The true nature of the Bronze-Link Manipulators is to serve as five giant magic-powered spider-like limbs.]]
* SquishyWizard: Extremely talented but is in a wheelchair.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Her "Spirit Medium" power is not something she learned; she was born with it.
* SuccessionCrisis: Averted. Everyone in Yggdmillenia besides her brother respects her as a worthy successor to Darnic.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] In-universe example. Her endless cheerfulness and contagious smile has transformed the Yggdmillenia from another gloomy magus alliance to a more friendly and cooperative environment.
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:After Darnic is presumed dead after fusing with Dracula, Fiore takes command of the Yggdmillenia.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YuusukeKobayashi
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-caules_forvedge_yggdmillennia_5472.png]]

Master of Berserker of Black, and Fiore's younger brother.

* AudienceSurrogate: To an extent. He's probably the closest to an ordinary person in the story.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Little Brother Instinct]]: Caules has no wish to make for the Grail, he simply desires that his sister survives the war unharmed.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Blocks a shot from Kairi Shishigou that would've otherwise killed or grievously wounded his sister.]]
* BigLittleBrother: While not nearly as powerful as his sister, he stands taller than her and is extremely protective of her.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Fiore's Abel, before his ReTool.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's described as childish and immature and is quite possibly the worst Master of the Black Faction with the weakest Servant to boot, but he's [[ObfuscatingStupidity much smarter than he lets on]] and the [[AvertedTrope only one]] [[HopelessWithTech who actively uses modern technology]].
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* {{Expy}}: He's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shinji Matou]] but less smug and ''far'' less [[{{Jerkass}} dickish]].
* HopelessWithTech: ''{{Averted}}''. It's noted that he actually owns a computer and rejects some of the more traditional values of a magus, including an aversion to technology. This likely has something to do with the fact he has little actual talent for magecraft, so why bother confirming to its tradition?
* IcyBlueEyes: In contrast to his sister's InnocentBlueEyes.
* ManChild: He's described as childish or immature, but this does not at all detract from the [[ObfuscatingStupidity mind of steel hidden behind those traits.]]
%%* {{Megane}}
* {{Necromancer}}: He can use necromancy to see the last moments of people's lives. [[spoiler:This is how he discovers Reika and Jack's plan to assassinate Fiore.]]
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: If Caules had his way, he would be pursuing other, likely safer, walks of life away from Magecraft and letting Fiore get all the credit. Getting the Command Seals basically resulted in being strong-armed into a war he didn't want a part of for a wish he never wanted in the first place. The only real reason he's going along with it is [[BigBrotherInstinct because he wants to protect his sister]].
* SiblingYinYang: Caules is immature and not that great a magus, whereas Fiore is extremely talented and an AllLovingHero.
%%* StoicSpectacles
* SummonMagic: Though he's not particularly good at it.
* TheUnfavorite: No SuperpowerfulGenetics, only mediocre talent at Magecraft and his Servant, which he was only allowed to summon through a variety of loopholes in the Yggdmillenia infrastructure, is [[OlderIsBetter pretty underwhelming due to lack of age or mystery]], compared to his sister summoning [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Chiron]]. In fact, turns out he originally was considering other avenues of life from the magus one when the Command Seals popped up on his hands and gave him no choice in the matter.
* UnwittingPawn: Darnic only has Caules as a Master to abuse his immaturity to have him work as a pawn for him, driven by the desire to show his worth.
* WeakButSkilled: Makes up for his average Magecraft abilities with impeccable use of his and others' abilities, being quite possibly the most strategically competent Magus in Yggdmillenia.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/ShizukaIshigami
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-celenike_4647.png]]

Master of Rider of Black.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Very pale, and the only obviously up-to-no-good Yggdmillenia besides Darnic.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Shortly after she uses two Command Spells to try and make Astolfo kill Sieg, [[OffWithHisHead Mordred decapitates her.]]]]
* BadPowersBadPeople: The only blatant example outside of the Servants so far.
* BeautyIsBad: [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil You don't want to know what goes on in Celenike's room.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's the only member of Yggdmillenia who puts her own benefit ahead of that of the clan's.
%%* BlackMagic
* BrainsAndBondage: [[http://i.imgur.com/gf71ol7.jpg Yikes]]. Poor Astolfo.
%%* CleavageWindow
* {{Curse}}: Her speciality. However, [[DarkIsNotEvil Curse is a word for both benevolent and negative magical attributes applied to someone or something in the Nasuverse, so outside of her curse-killing business]], She really could specialise in [[ProtectiveCharm Protective Charms]] and CurseThatCures.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: She has adjusted her uniform to have a CleavageWindow, black gloves and a black choker.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Dark Feminine, compared to Fiore's Light Feminine.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Well, light-gray, but she is undoubtedly creepily pale.
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Gray Hair Black Heart]]
* HotWitch: While quite a douchebag and the Yggdmillenia with the darkest powers, she's undoubtedly beautiful.
* {{Jerkass}}: Runs a business killing people with curses, and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil does worse things in her spare time]].
* LecherousLicking: She does this with Astolfo, who [[BullyingADragon lets her do so and reacts with sheer boredom]] instead of the shame and trauma she's looking for. She plans to do more after the Grail War is over.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Pale as a bedsheet with a weird hair-color?]] Check. [[HotWitch Really hot?]] Check. Murders people with curses for money? Check. Has a really nice Servant? Houston, we have a problem.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:How Mordred kills her.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: She's stated to have kidnapped and raped young boys/men out of sadism between jobs in her past, and in Volume 2 also orders a homunculus butler into her room to do this off-page. She limits herself to LecherousLicking in her Servant's case because of [[SuperWeight the sheer difference in power between them]], but plans to save her Command Seals for after the Grail War to overcome his [[AntiMagic Magic Resistance]] and finally [[BreakTheCutie break him before he fades away]].
%%* RapunzelHair
%%* SexySpectacles
%%* ShesGotLegs
* {{Shotacon}}: Astolfo's looks are directly in her strike zone, just like an unfortunate homunculus butler.
%%* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* {{Yandere}}: Completely obsessed with Astolfo.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roche Frain Yggdmillenia]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/EmiriKatou
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-roche__8602.png]]

Master of Caster of Black who specialized on "Doll Engineering".

%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* ArtificialHuman: His specialty. He creates "Dolls", soulless bodies similar to those of [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Aozaki Touko]].
* BadassArmy: Built one together with Avicebron in preparation for the war. What does it consist of? '''[[BossInMookClothing One thousand Golems]]''', each of which is only a couple steps under a Servant in power.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:It turns out Avicebron used him to power his Noble Phantasm.]]
* CustomUniform: He wears shorts instead of black pants and a tiny tie, as well as a "tag" on his sleeve similar in design to those worn in Nazi Germany.
* TheCynic: Due to his ParentalAbandonment and lack of social interaction, he has no belief in his fellow humans.
* GadgeteerGenius: Only, you know, with magic.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's very nice and polite in front of the other Yggmillenia memebers. [[SubvertedTrope in truth however]], he's quite cynical due to being so sheltered from society.
* IdiotHair: It's even curly!
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Killed by his Servant.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Comes with the fact that he's thirteen years old.
* MagicPoweredPseudoscience: His whole schtick. He's a pretty mediocre magus but his magic engineering is legendary even in the Association.
* {{Magitek}}: Unlike Gordes, who uses [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] to create flesh-and-blood homunculi, Dolls are at least part mechanical. If they are anything like [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Touko's]], though, they are still mostly flesh and blood.
* NoSocialSkills: Comes with the fact that he was raised by Golems and not humans. He claims it's similar to how a human can try and communicate all he wants with a cat or dog even though communication between the two are incompatible. In contrast he remembers the face of every Golem he has cared for or has cared for him.
* OddFriendship: He and Avicebron may be each other's first friends, and they get along fairly well.
* PutOnABus: He's currently absent from the battle together with Avicebron to finish his Noble Phantasm, Which at the start of the war was 3 days from completion.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised by Golems]]: The Frain family children are taught and raised by Golems from birth, since [[ParentalAbandonment the Frain family rarely ever leave their workshops, ever.]]
* SenpaiKohai: Has this dynamic going on with his Servant.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: Treats Avicebron as a teacher and respectfully calls him Sensei because they practice the same kind of magic.
* TeenGenius: He's 13 and already famous for being a world-class Doll engineer.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[GenderInvertedTrope Rare Male Example]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: His only real role in the story was to be used as the core for Avicebron's Noble Phantasm.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Reika Rikudou]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MaiNakahara
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-reika_rikudou3_9598.png]]

A prostitute who was [[{{Brainwashed}} magically hypnotized]] by Sagara Hyouma to be his lover. Sagara planned to [[HumanSacrifice murder her with a knife]] to summon UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper as Assassin of Black. Instead, Jack cripples (and later murders) Sagara and makes Reika her master.
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* AxCrazy: She has Assassin cut up corrupt corporate workers with a smile on her lips and asks her not to cut their throats, so they can keep screaming. She and Jack have decided to kill all the Masters and Servants of both sides simply because they can.
* {{Brainwashed}}: She was [[CharmPerson mind-controlled]] by Sagara to be his lover.
* ColdBloodedTorture: She isn't content with just having Assassin of Black murder people and devour their souls to power herself (a fairly common practice among evil masters), she wants them to suffer while she's at it.
-->'''Reika (to Assasin):''' "Cut them up if you like, but make sure not to slit their throats. Otherwise they can't scream."
* TheCynic: She hates everyone and everything except for Assassin of Black.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by her parents]] and [[HarmfulToMinors physically abused as a child]] before being adopted. As an adult, she also had to work as a prostitute to make ends meet.
* DisposableSexWorker: She's a prostitute Sagara planned to murder to summon Assassin of Black. {{Subverted|Trope}} when Assassin of Black [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled kills Sagara]] and stitches up Reika's stab wound instead.
* TheDogBitesBack: After Sagara mind-controlled her into being his lover and later tried to kill her, she gives Assassin of Black permission to kill Sagara.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/FateZero Ryuunosuke Uryuu]]. She's an AxCrazy {{muggle}} with an even crazier servant who [[VillainousFriendship really get along with each other]] and kill random people ForTheEvulz, not having a shred of interest in the war itself.
* {{Fanservice Costume|s}}: Her clothing consists of a short dress with a DangerouslyShortSkirt with a [[AbsoluteCleavage low-cut top]] and ZettaiRyouki. Plus it has a [[{{Zipperiffic}} zipper]] right over the cleavage for no discernible reason.
* ForTheEvulz: She and Jack have decided to fight against both sides in the war simply because they can.
* FurAndLoathing: Her jacket has a large fur collar.
%%* GreenEyes
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her tragic backstory, she acts as a [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate mother for]] Assassin of Black, wanting to treat her to meals and the like out of kindness.
* {{Jerkass}}: She hates everyone but her own Servant.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:At the end of Volume 3, she shoots Sieg]] just in case you needed more proof that she is an absolute maniac.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by Atalanta.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: She's batshit crazy and murders random civilians and non-Scion Yggdmillenia members pretty much for the fun of it together with Jack.
* MoralDissonance: Noted to have no understanding of morals. See PayEvilUntoEvil below for details, and DarkAndTroubledPast above for the most probable cause (beyond being possibly "broken" from the beginning).
* MoralityPet: She becomes this to Assassin of Black, who even calls her "Mother". It also works the other way around, as Assassin of Black is probably the only person to whom she isn't a complete and total asshole.
* MsFanservice: Has larger measurements than Semiramis and an even skimpier dress.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: She leads Assassin of Black to an office building where a heavily corrupt loanshark company operates, when the Servant notes that she will need to consume human souls to sustain her existence since Reika, as a {{muggle}}, can't provide her with [[{{Mana}} Prana]], and that she prefers evil/corrupt souls.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green hair.
* ZettaiRyouki: Grade A.
[[/folder]]

!!Red Faction Masters

[[folder:The "Red" Faction in General]]
* TheAlliance: [[spoiler:The Red Team is actually an alliance of six Master-less Servants who are contracted with Shirou Kotomine, who is a Servant himself. At least two of those Servants are not very fond of Shirou.]]
* BadassCrew: They are some of the greatest bounty hunter Magi in the world.
* [[NecessarilyEvil Neccesary Evil]]: The Association, who have provided the catalysts and funding for the Red team, is filled with douchebags, stuck-up nobles and [[SmugSuper Smug Supers]], and actually achieving powerful magecraft without their consent is considered enough for them to either trap them to do research in the tower for life or have them executed; but without it, there would be a lot more crazy, unhinged magi on the loose than there currently is.
* TheOrder: The Magus Association.
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:With the exception of Saber of Red, Shirou is the master of all the Red Faction's Servants.]]
* OrderVersusChaos: The Order side of things.
* QuantityVsQuality: Quality, to Yggdmillenia's Quantity. Kairi has worked with everyone but Feend and Shirou and claims that they are absolute monsters who destroy their opposition ruthlessly. [[spoiler:Too bad they are all peacefully disposed of by Shirou.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Due to only having 2 months to prepare, The Clock Tower decided to send in 4 mercenaries, a Church official and a first-class instructor as their Masters, as getting the Japanese Grail Families involved would take mountains of paperwork and therefor they wouldn't be ready in time.
* [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Screw This, We're Outta Here]]: Kairi and Mordred have semi-defected from the Red Team because they don't trust Shirou Kotomine. Any trope referring to "The Red Team" only revolves around [[spoiler:Shiro and the six Red Servants.]]
* SlippingAMickey: Shirou gives the other Masters (except [[ProperlyParanoid Kairi Shishigou]]) black tea laced with a CharmPerson spell to convince them to give him their Command Spells
* TheSyndicate: The best way to describe the Association, but with magic.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gene, Rottweil, Feend and the Pentel Brothers have all been "peacefully removed" according to Shirou. This involves him convincing them all that the war is basically done already, and that they are winning by a landslide. Volume 3 shows that El-Melloi II finding out about the brainwashed masters may mean that they will return in time for the final battle.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Shirou peacefully obtained all the Red Team Servants from their masters. This involves brainwashing them and sending them back with the sum of money they were promised, taken straight from the Holy Church's funds.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kairi Sisigou]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenjiNomura
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-kairi_sisigou_5907.png]]

Saber of Red's Master. A freelance magus hired by Rocco Berufeban and sent by the Magus Association.
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* AbnormalAmmo: Sisigou doesn't use bullets; He uses ''enchanted human fingers''.
* [[BadassBeard Badass Chinstrap]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Calls Saber of Red's rebellion against her father, King Arthur, "a courageous act". He specifically notes that it doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong, but the fact she was willing to fight one of the greatest kings in legend was no small feat.
* CombatPragmatist: He approves of his Servant's unorthodox fighting style, saying winning matters in a fight.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Mordred complains about them having to live in a crypt to use the leylines (To no avail because of Lancer's Demonic Defender of The State), Kairi tells her she can have the better sleeping bag.
%%* CoolShades
* DarkIsNotEvil: This is the guy who looks like a biker gang member and uses human hearts as grenades and fingers as bullets, and he's actually a fairly good guy.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Kairi's family, a European mage line that trekked to Japan, made a deal with ''something'' in Japan to save their Magus blood from dying out and give them the power of necromancy somewhere in the distant past, but in return, somewhere down the line the family would die out, which manifests in Kairi being sterile.]]
* FaceOfAThug: He mentions constantly getting pulled over by the police and security because of how he looks and students run from him in terror. He doesn't seem too bad, and it's shown in a picture [[spoiler:when his stepdaughter was still alive]] that he was actually [[IWasQuiteALooker quite handsome in a rugged way]] before he got his scars and let his hair grow out.
* FightsLikeANormal: Fights mages using magecraft-enhanced weapons.
* {{Foil}}: To [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]] - he properly distrusts other Masters even when they offer him alliances, summoned a Saber-class Servant from Arthurian legend, fights mages using modern weapons (including guns with unusual ammunition) despite being a mage, [[spoiler:and was deeply affected by the death of a girl close to him]]. However, their motivations and desires for the Grail couldn't be anymore different. [[spoiler:Kiritsugu had an extremely selfless and massive wish to create a world of true peace, always sought and coldly and pragmatically killed and/or sacrificed everything in order to achieve it, and found himself utterly betrayed by his dream and [[DespairEventHorizon pushed into despair at realizing everything he did was for nothing]]. Kairi, on the other hand, willingly admits that his wish to bring his stepdaughter back to life is small and not one likely to ever happen, and while pragmatic on the job rarely shuts out his emotions otherwise, and even when dying unable to achieve his dream still had enough satisfaction left to GoOutWithASmile.]]
** It's perhaps best shown with their relationship to their respective Sabers: Whereas Kiritsugu specifically summoned Artoria with the best possible catalyst, their relationship could be described as "professional" at best with them constantly butting heads over their ideologies, and [[spoiler:it ended with Artoria believing Kiritsugu betrayed her by denying her wish]]; Kairi summoned Mordred with a general catalyst for the Knights of the Round Table, and despite occasionally butting heads they worked extremely well together like a father and child, and [[spoiler:despite dying at the end unable to achieve her wish, Mordred didn't blame Kairi in the slightest and died [[GoOutWithASmile smiling with him sharing that last smoke]].]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: By creating a dagger out of a hydra's corpse, Kairi has unknowingly recreated the thing that killed Chiron in life, more specifically hydra poison.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies content alongside Mordred near the end of the War, sharing a few [[OneLastSmoke cigarettes]] together and grinning as they finally pass on]].
* HellBentForLeather: Wears a sweet, studded leather jacket that looks straight out of a biker gang.
* HomingProjectile: His finger bullets automatically seek out his opponent's hearts.
* {{Hunk}}: Huge, muscular and manly.
* HumanResources: Uses chalk made from Magi bones and blood, human fingers as AbnormalAmmo, and human hearts filled with teeth and nails as grenades.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Averted. He points out that he literally just has to pull the trigger on his shotgun to sent out a swarm of heat-seeking projectiles, requiring little to no actual skill.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's money-grubbing, brunt, somewhat dickish and practices a rather morbid type of Magecraft, but there are no hints that he's really evil. He claims his wish is simply to improve the abilities and standing of his clan, [[spoiler:but in reality he just wants to bring his stepdaughter back to life, who died due to rejecting his Magical Crest after it was discovered that he was sterile and whose passing was key to him abandoning the traditional path of the Magus.]]
* KnifeNut: Creates a poisonous dagger from a couple of the juvenile hydra's heads.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:The reason he abandoned the Clock Tower and became a mercenary was because his stepdaughter, who he loved dearly, died from rejecting the transplant of his Magical Crest after it was discovered he was sterile. This event led him to cutting ties with Clock Tower and his parents, having decided that the line would die with him. His true wish for the Holy Grail is simply to bring her back, though he's pragmatic enough to note there's a good chance it might not happen even if he survives to get the artifact.]]
* {{Magitek}}: His shotgun is treated with a variety of thaumaturgic rituals.
* {{Necromancer}}: And quite a skilled one, at that. He makes [[PoisonedWeapons daggers from hydra necks]], [[HomingProjectile heart-seeking bullets]] [[AbnormalAmmo from human fingers]], grenades made of human hearts filled with teeth and nails that [[MakeThemRot decompose their targets' flesh]], and [[FacelessEye an owl's eye]] which he uses as an EyeSpy.
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler:Is fatally injured helping Mordred fight and kill Semiramis, though she's fatally injured herself, but doesn't let it keep him and her sharing a smoke together before passing on, [[GoOutWithASmile grinning all the while]]]].
* ProperlyParanoid: He doubts Shirou enough to work independently from him and the other Red Masters. [[spoiler:It turns out Shirou drugged the other Red Masters in order to acquire control of their Servants.]]
* TheScrooge: When Red Saber asks for clothes, he buys her the cheapest he can find.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: He has a shotgun that fires AbnormalAmmo.
* SpottingTheThread: Could immediately tell that dealing with Shirou Kotomine would mean bad things.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shirou Kotomine]]
!!![[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shiro Tokisada Amakusa]]]]
->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KoukiUchiyama
[[quoteright:236:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apocrypha_shiro_kotomine_7281.jpg]]

Assassin of Red's Master. A mysterious magus that was sent from the Church, a member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament. Resembles Shirou Emiya and Archer from ''Fate/stay night'' greatly.

[[spoiler:His Noble Phantasms are "Right Hand - Evil Eater: Right Arm - Wickedness Predation" and "Left Hand - Xanadu Matrix: Left Arm - Foundation of Heaven's Blessing", which gives him precognitive abilities (represented by high ranks of Eye of the Mind True and False), eternal youth and functions as a SkeletonKey towards systems of Magecraft.]]
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* AntagonistTitle: [[spoiler: He's the Apocryphal Saint, making the apocrypha in the title a reference to him.]]
* TheArchmage: [[spoiler:His talent in regards to Magecraft is completely absurd, as he not only has fluctuating amounts of circuits, but he can also assimilate those of others through touch. Combined with his SkeletonKey allowing him to use all Magecraft systems unconsciously and using his assimilation to tap into the Grail's infinite Prana, this leads to him flinging meteor-like prana blasts and [[UnrealisticBlackHole black holes]] stronger than most Noble Phantasms in the final battle with Jeanne.]]
* AffablyEvil: He's lighthearted and friendly, but absolutely ruthless.
* AlternateTimeline: His existence is the split between this timeline and the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' timeline. [[spoiler:The Einzbern family summoned him as Ruler instead of summoning [[VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia Angra Mainyu as Avenger in the Third Holy Grail War]]. This means that the Holy Grail is not corrupted by Angra Mainyu in this timeline.]]
%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AnimeHair: Jesus, look at that hair!
* AntiVillain: Though to what extent remains mysterious. [[spoiler:His wish is seemingly benevolent, but his means are ruthless and unsympathetic.]]
* BadassCape: [[spoiler:It's a Holy Shroud of his own creation]] and only a few levels of coolness below Karna's.
* BadassPreacher: [[spoiler:An apocryphal Saint]] who kicks ass in the name of The Lord, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:After killing off Darnic and Vlad on his own]], Shirou has been confirmed as the main antagonist by WordOfGod.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* CaptainErsatz: Internet jokes compare his look, in particularly his hair, to [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Marik]].
%%* TheChessmaster
* ChurchMilitant: A member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, just like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei]]. [[spoiler:And then it turns out he's not. He actually is a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who survived the Third Holy Grail War, where he was summoned as a Ruler.]]
* ConsummateLiar: [[spoiler:Can flawlessly convince the other Red masters that they are winning by a landslide, making them abandon the war and leaving it all to Shirou.]]
* CoveredInScars: Revealed in his ShirtlessScene [[spoiler:Inside the Greater Grail]] in Volume 4.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Appropriately enough for a [[spoiler:apocryphal saint]].
* TheCynic: [[spoiler:Before he found his goal of saving all of humanity, he hated everything in the world, until he "cut out his heart full of hatred", according to himself]].
* DissonantSerenity: His smile is extremely unnerving, according to Kairi.
* EvilPlan: Though evil is stretching it, as he wants [[spoiler:to annihilate the concept of Angra Mainyu: All The World's Evil and bring salvation to all human souls that have ever existed]]. To do this, he, [[spoiler:with the help of Shakespeare's First Folio and his own Miracle arms, goes inside the Greater Grail and begins to rework it's innards so that it will use the true Third Magic, the physical manifestation of the immortal soul, upon every soul that has passed through the Akashic Records]].
* HiddenDepths: He has a lighthearted and friendly facade, but can be ruthless when the situation calls for it. It should be noted that Shirou does not try to hide this at all, and he makes it outright clear that he is willing to do anything for the sake of his wish.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[spoiler:He's actually Shiro Tokisada Amakusa.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[spoiler:He's an apocryphal Catholic saint and he wants to bring salvation to mankind, but it's doubtful the real Shiro would have taken that goal to the extremes he does here (even if his portrayal here is actually ''tame'' compared to how he usually [[FallenHero ends up]] in Japanese media).]]
* HolyHandGrenade: [[spoiler:His Baptismal Sacrament destroys Vampire!Vlad so fast that their encounter cannot even be called a fight.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Japanese Catholic Saint]]: [[spoiler:His true identity.]]
* JediMindTrick: [[spoiler:Seemingly how he gets the Red Masters to give him their Command Spells willingly.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[spoiler:Has had Shakespeare boost a Katana he had acquired to the level of a C-rank Noble Phantasm, which he uses to great effect to go even with Frankenstein.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:His ordering Karna to murder Jeanne is around the time when his morality truly comes into question.]]
* TheLeader: Of Red Team. [[spoiler:Because he is the only master besides Kairi.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* OddFriendship: Did you honestly expect that a Assyrian queen, an English playwright and [[spoiler:a apocryphal Catholic saint]] to get along?
* PatronSaint: [[spoiler:Of all Japanese Catholics, even though he's still not regarded as such by the Church.]]
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: He had never heard of Creator/WilliamShakespeare and is unfamiliar with his works. Annoyed by this, Shakespeare hands him a book of his works and asks him to read it.
* PowerTrio: With Shakespeare and Semiramis.
* RedHerring: His name and appearance made many fans wonder if he had some kind of connection to Kirei Kotomine, or if he was an AlternateTimeline Shirou Emiya. [[spoiler:While he's the adopted brother of Kotomine Kirei, the fact that he's named "Shirou" is the real RedHerring. He has no connection to Emiya Shirou at all, and his real name is UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro.]]
* ReligionIsMagic: Which is standard in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}. [[spoiler:He specialises in Baptismal Scriptures.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Shirou is actually [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Tokisada Amakusa]], a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who was summoned as Ruler for the Third Holy Grail War. He is also in direct command of 6 of the Red Team Servants, having peacefully removed their masters, and intends to wish for "The Salvation of Humanity".]]
* ShirtlessScene: [[https://i.imgur.com/mNTQgiX.jpg In Volume 4]], [[spoiler:while he is inside the Greater Grail]].
* ShroudedInMyth: Even the Yggdmillenia mole in the Catholic church could not discover any information on Shirou, implying that he's either of a supremely high rank or possibly something far worse. [[spoiler:This is because he's not actually from the Holy Church, he's a ''Servant''.]]
* SleepCute: [[http://i.imgur.com/h8ZDJ6Rl.jpg on Semiramis' lap]].
* SuperSpeed: Can easily run at a speed of 60 MPH [[spoiler:when fleeing from Frankenstein's Monster.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He's basically [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]] in Kirei's clothing.
* TeenGenius: [[spoiler:He died at the ripe age of seventeen, which is why his incredible talents are so amazing to others, them not knowing he is a Servant.]]
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Very skilled in the use of Black Keys.
* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Shirou's true identity is that of Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, A UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian '''Apocryphal''' Saint.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Semiramis and Shakespeare [[spoiler:but suprisingly averted with the rest of the Red Servants. Achilles and Atalanta have a distaste for Shirou and while Karna has not stated his opinion on Shirou, he is worried about his Master.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Nothing about this man is as it initially seems.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Black Team and the Ruler Faction to surrender to his cause in the beginning of Volume 3. [[spoiler:Caster of Black decides to take the opportunity.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Shirou's wish is the salvation of mankind, though what this means is rather vague as of now. Karna, who can detect lies, claims that he is not lying about this in the slightest.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Played with heavily. He is ruthless and will do anything for his wish, but while he is the main antagonist of the series, he does not come off as truly evil so far.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Just like Darnic, Shiro has been manipulating events since the last Holy Grail War, which happened at least seventy years ago.]]
* YouAreInCommandNow: He's the leader of the Red faction, and has authority over most of the Masters (Kairi Shishigou being the exception). [[spoiler:He used unscrupulous, but peaceful means to acquire the 5 other Red team Servants.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
!!Rottweil Bersinsky
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* RedBaron: "The Silver Lizard"

!!Gene Rum
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* RedBaron: "Storm Treads"

!!Pentel Brothers
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!!Feend vor Sembren
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* BadassTeacher: One of the greatest instructors in the Association.
[[/folder]]

!Others

[[folder:Non-Masters]]

!!Sagara Hyouma
The original Master of Assassin of Black, he tried to summon UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper by re-enacting one of Jack's [[DisposableSexWorker prostitute-killings]] using his live-in girlfriend Reika as [[HumanSacrifice the victim]]. Instead, Jack designates Reika as her master, crippling and eventually killing Sagara to give Reika control over his command seals.

* AnArmAndALeg + FacialHorror: Sagara is subjected to this when Jack slices off his lower jaw and hand (in order to keep him from using his Command Seals).
* KickTheDog: His EstablishingCharacterMoment has him trying to kill Reika, a girl he had [[CharmPerson mind-controlled]] with [[FunctionalMagic magecraft]] to be his lover.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He tried to use Reika as a HumanSacrifice to summon Jack the Ripper. Jack instead responds to Reika's desire to live, going on to cripple and ultimately [[KarmicDeath kill]] Sagara at [[TheDogBitesBack Reika's]] [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled behest]].
* SecretIdentity: To the mundane world, he is a kind {{host|Club}} by the name of "Hikaru". In actuality, he is a ruthlessly amoral magus.

!![[LightNovel/FateZero Lord El-Melloi II]]
One of the principal people in preparing for the Holy Grail War.

* DisproportionateRetribution: When one of his students, Flatt Escardos, asks to take his [[FanNickname Mercury Maid]] out for a movie, Waver responds by multiplying his homework 20 times.
* InsistentTerminology: He dislikes being referred to as "Lord El-Melloi" because it is grating to hear it spoken without the "II."
* {{Meido}}: He reprogrammed [[LightNovel/FateZero El-Melloi I's Volumen Hydragram]] to act and look like a maid.

!![[Literature/FateStrangeFake Flat Escardos]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka
A carefree student of Lord El-Melloi II that Kairi bumps into on his way to meeting with Rocco Belfaban. Flat leads Shishigou to Belfaban's door before merrily going on his way.
* AudienceSurrogate: Flat's questions and El-Melloi II's subsequent lecture on the Holy Grail War serve to acclimate newcomers to the series' mechanics.
* EntertaininglyWrong: He immediately guesses that the "gou" in Shishigou's name was written as "ゴ" or the Katakana for "go" as in the English "Let's go!". Hence, combined with the Shishi (Lion) of the first part of the necromancer's surname, Flat takes to calling Shishigou [[Anime/GoLion Go Lion-san]]. However, the actual Kanji for Shishigou's name "劫", which is simply a part of one's surname rather than containing any actual meaning. Lampshaded by Kairi himself and justified by the fact that Flat is English and the most Japanese he's probably gotten was from his mentor's love of video games.
-->'''Kairi:''' ''[looks to the side]'' Close enough.
* GeniusDitz: Not demonstrated here, but for all his carefree and cheery attitude he's immensely talented, but is too eccentric to use it properly and doesn't even know how he does half the stuff he does.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is one of the main viewpoint characters ''[=in Fate/Strange Fake=]'', but an otherwise minor character here.

!!Rocco Belfaban
The head of the Department of Summoning in the Mage's Association. He is a short old man, straight-backed and the creases on the skin of his face gleam as if he were a statue carved of wood. He is said to have held his position for over fifty years, but no one is certain of the fact. He has a number of items in his collection, including a skull that looks like a chimera of ape and elephant, a scroll over one thousand years old, and a preserved juvenile hydra. He personally hires Kairi Shishigou, and although he tries to pass it off as a forgery, reluctantly parts with the hydra as part of the payment.

!!Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
The brother of [[LightNovel/FateZero Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri]] and the successor of the head of the Department of Evocation. He is considered to be one of the first-class instructors employed by the Clock Tower. He is noted to be young and handsome with red hair, and a single glance shows a strong, high-minded gaze, refined features, and strong sense of duty in his words that place him as a member of the elite. He is confident in his ability to acquire powerful catalysts in a short time.

!!Reines El-Melloi Archisorte
The young head of the noble family of the Archibald clan.
* AscendedExtra: She was first mentioned in the ''Fate/Character Material'' entry detailing Waver’s life after the events of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. She is actually a young girl at the bottom of the family’s hierarchy who became head after Kayneth's death and Waver restoring the clan and thus recognized his achievements, but only does so while telling him that Kayneth’s death was his fault and that he will have to serve her for his entire life.
%%* NiceHat
%%* TheOjou
%%* SpotOfTea

!!"Adam"
[[spoiler:The Golem created by Avicebron's Noble Phantasm, which goes berserk when Avicebron dies almost immediately after activating it.]]

%%* FeelNoPain
%%* {{Golem}}
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:It looks vaguely like a 25-meter tall human with spines and carapace all over.]]
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Powered by a now-dead Roche.]]
%%* TheJuggernaut
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:You'd think that anyone within "Eden" would gain it's benefits until you consider the fact that Adam, the "Original Human", was the only denizen of Eden and thus it only helps him.]]
* MentalWorld: [[spoiler:It can turn everything around it into "Eden", a permanent Reality Marble whose denizens are unable to suffer any kind of attack, as no such thing exists in paradise.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:Inside of "Eden", a conceptual Paradise, violence and injury does not exist, leaving Adam almost completely immortal. It takes a multitude of pinpoint attacks on the still vulnerable parts of Adam followed by a simultaneous Clarent Blood Arthur and Balmung to take it down for good. Had it gotten more time to expand "Eden", it would be left invulnerable to ''any'' kind of attack.]]
* PerpetualMotionMonster: [[spoiler:Due to it's ability to drain Prana directly from the earth, it will never run out of power.]]
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Given enough time, Eden would've eventually given Adam CompleteImmortality. Luckily it is demolished before such a thing can come to pass.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

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[[folder:Scrapped Characters]]
All four of the characters listed here were revealed in supplementary materials when the game project was first scrapped. They ''were'' slated to be Servants in the released version of the game, but once the novels came out and had to pare down the Servants to "merely" 14, these four were cut.

Notably, all four later went to feature in ''Fate/Grand Order'', the successor project to ''Apocrypha''. For more information about their appearances there (and more information about them generally), see the ''Grand Order'' [[Characters/FateGrandOrder character page]].

!!Archer (David)
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The mythical King of Israel summoned as an Archer class Servant. As in the original Old Testament scriptures he has a weakness for beautiful women.

His Noble Phantasms are "Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones", a sling that can knock the opponent unconscious and lock their weapons from use with every fifth shot; "Sacrifice: Flames upon the Altar", an incense burner that can call down divine flames to kill the opponent; and "The Ark: Chest of the Covenant", the Ark of the Covenant, which will kill anyone besides David who touches it.

* ArtifactOfDeath: The Ark of the Covenant. Touching it without his permission [[LifeDrain drains the trespasser of mana until death]].
* BoltOfDivineRetribution and KillItWithFire: David's Sacrifice Noble Phantasm envelops the target in thunderclouds and fire from the heavens.
* CharacterAlignment: InUniverse. Lawful Neutral at worst, Lawful Good at best. (He IS the man who is after God's own heart.)
* HandsomeLech: He wants a wife, but [[Literature/TheBible in his backstory]] [[TheUriahGambit he didn't go about it the rightway]]...
* MagicMusic: His magical harp can be used in exorcisms and to purge mental interference.
* PowerNullifier: His [[SufferTheSlings Hamesh Avanim]] Noble Phantasm can seal an opponent's Noble Phantasm should the last stone hit.
* RedBaron: The King of Israel, though [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething he really was]].
* SemiDivine: As an ancestor of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]], David has a low rank in Divinity and therefore gains protection against certain sacraments[[note]]Specifics:He gets protection from sacraments based on UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'s divinity, but not from those based on {{God}}'s divinity not related to Jesus.[[/note]].
* SufferTheSlings: Naturally, being King David and all. It is the reason he is an Archer.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Rider (St. George)
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The Patron Saint of England summoned as a Rider-class Servant. His slaying of a dragon gives him an advantage against Servants with draconic attributes.

His Noble Phantasms are his sword "Ascalon: The Blessed Sword by which Force is Slain", a sword that can block any attack or pierce any defense; "Abyssus Draconis: Thou Shalt a Serpent Become", which imposes a Dragon affinity onto the target; "Interfectum Dracones: Dragon Slayer", an attack that fires lances of light and is especially deadly against dragons; and "Bayard: The Phantom War Horse", who can negate projectile attacks and nullify a single lethal attack against his rider.

* AllLovingHero: He said to be "an upright man who protects the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness" and he believes that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to the path of righteousness.
* AntiMagic: Based on his defeat of pagan sorcerers in his lifetime, when magic was still extremely powerful compared to modern times, he has A-Rank Magic Resistance, enough to be considered a "[[MageKiller Magus Killer]]."
* ArmorPiercingAttack: By reversing its protective blessing, Ascalon can become a sword that can penetrate any armor.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BalefulPolymorph: His Abyssus Draconis Noble Phantasm turns his enemies into dragons (it's unclear whether this is literal or merely imposes a dragon ''attribute''), making them vulnerable to his Interfectum Dracones Noble Phantasm.
* CameraFiend: Possibly; he is stated to love travel and to have taken an interest in modern cameras.
* CoolHorse: Bayard the Phantom Warhorse, and St. George's ultimate Noble Phantasm. Strangely enough, Bayard is an anachronism with this version of St. George - Bayard is a character from a ''French'' tale (specifically "The Four Sons of Aymon") that occurred centuries later and arguably a Heroic Spirit in his own right, being able to understand human speech, had the supernatural ability to adjust his size to his riders, and smart enough to thwart the people who tried to execute him.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Not necessarily for a girl, but he gains unlimited defensive abilities when people have faith and need him to protect them.
* HorsebackHeroism: Became a Rider for it, but his skill as one is relatively low and is more thanks to the CoolHorse.
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
* LawfulGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: Subverted by his Abyssus Draconis Noble Phantasm - the Noble Phantasm's power [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve derives from his faith]], and the coat merely focuses its power and is not a Noble Phantasm in its own right.
%%* TheParagon
* RedBaron: The Dragon-Slaying Saint.
* SemiDivine: His status as a Christian Saint gives him a low level of Divinity.
* StoneWall: To the extreme. He has A Rank magic resistance, A+ Endurance and a skill that allows him to block mental attacks. He has the Battle Continuation skill that allows him to keep fighting even if he takes a fatal injury and another skill that [[YouShallNotPass grants unlimited defensive power as long as he is defending someone else]]. His sword Ascalon grants a large defensive bonus and his horse Bayard can save him from a fatal attack once. On the other hand his Strength is mediocre at D Rank.
* StoryBreakerPower: A possible reason why he has cut from the cast. He has 5 different protective skills, high endurance, a sword that can pierce any armor and conveys invulnerability, the ability to turn people into and 1-shot dragons and if he were to suffer a fatal blow (as if it could ever happen), his horse will give its life to save him. This makes basically invincible but also gives him incredible attacking force.
* SuperToughness: His Endurance stat is high even among Servants.

!!Lancer (Musashibo Benkei)
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-benkei_v3_7633.png]]

The legendary warrior monk who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Actually not Benkei at all but Hitachibou Kaison, another warrior who served Minamoto. After fleeing from a battle and leaving Benkei to die, Kaison was overwhelmed by guilt and assumed the former's identity. He is summoned as Lancer.

His Noble Phantasms are "Eighth Implement", which allows him to temporarily claim an opponent's Noble Phantasm as his own; "Benkei Butsu", which allows him to create equally-powerful duplicates of himself; and "Pilgrimage of the 500 Arhat", which summons a stampede of monks to forcefully carry off the opponent into Nirvana and nonexistence.

* BareFistedMonk: Although he is a Lancer.
%%* BladeOnAStick
* ChaoticGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Benkei Butsu Noble Phantasm.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Weaponised – Benkei's Eighth Implement Noble Phantasm can steal an opponent's Noble Phantasm and use it against them.
* PowerNullifier: He possesses an exorcism skill that can seal his enemies magecraft, and a skill that emulates an enemy Master's Command Spell to temporarily prevent enemy Servants from using their Noble Phantasms.
* RedBaron: The Warrior Monk.
* SummonMagic: Benkei's strongest Noble Phantasm, which summons five hundred astral pilgrims who drag anyone caught in their path into the void, instantly killing them.
* SuperEmpowering: Attendant of Iron, which Benkei can use to strengthen his Master.
* WalkingArmory: He wields "seven implements:" a naginata, an iron rake, a large hammer, a large saw, a two-pronged war fork, a ''tsukubou'', and a ''sodegarami''.

!!Berserker (Sakata Kintoki)
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One of Minamoto no Yorimitsu's Four Heavenly Kings, also known as Kintaro. He is summoned as a Berserker-class Servant.

His Noble Phantasms are "Golden Eater", an enormous axe loaded with lightning cartridges, and "Golden Spark", which uses three of these cartridges to loose a lightning bolt to mow down enemies.

%%* AnAxeToGrind
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He likes flashy and shiny things, especially gold.
%%* TheBerserker
* CallingYourAttacks: His Noble Phantasms' descriptions lampshade that they are activated with "suspicious" true names, and that [[AnAxeToGrind Golden Eater]] probably has a different name.
* CatchPhrase: He says "gold and "golden" a lot about everything, including the names of his Noble Phantasms, Golden Eater and Golden Spark.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings
%%* GoldFever
* LawfulGood: His InUniverse alignment.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Unlike other Berserkers, Kintoki is not constantly under the effects of Mad Enhancement. Instead, a Luck Check is performed whenever he takes damage, and if it fails he TurnsRed and the skill kicks in.
* OneOfTheKids: Said to have the mentality of an average grade schooler.
* RedBaron: Golden Boy of Mt. Ashigara.
* SemiDivine: His father was the God of Thunder in dragon form, but his mother was a man-eating witch so his Divinity rank is very low.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses electric attacks with his axe, and can sometimes resist attacks from lightning deities.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kintoki can talk to animals to a limited degree.
* TurnsRed: Kintoki's Mad Enhancement is only applied if he fails a Luck check after being attacked. If it does fail he goes wild.
%%* WildChild


[[/folder]]
[[Characters/FateApocryphaOthers Others]]
[[/index]]
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* ImmortalitySeeker: In life, he gave up his immortality so that he could die and free himself from the pain of being infected by hydra blood. His wish on the Grail is to get his immortality back. He notes it is selfish, but that is his wish.

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* ImmortalitySeeker: In life, he gave up his immortality so that he could die and free himself from the pain of being infected by hydra blood. His wish on the Grail is to get his immortality back. However, it's subverted in the fact that he's a Servant and therefore already technically immortal, and he just wants his original immortality back because it is the only gift that his parents left him with. He notes it is selfish, but that is his wish.
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* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentleman who's passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.

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* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentleman who's whose passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.
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* SuperpowerLottery: While not a particularly scary Servant in his own right, his summoning within the borders of Romania, where he was a great hero, has given a considerable boost to his power. Then on top of that he has another layer of HomeFieldAdvantage dude to his Demonic Defender of the State ability. This causes his otherwise JackOfAllStats parameters to absolutely skyrocket, and even Shirou Kotomine considers his abilities absurd. WordOfGod states that Vlad as he is in the story is a match for [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Hercules or King Arthur in their respective home countries]].

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* SuperpowerLottery: While not a particularly scary Servant in his own right, his summoning within the borders of Romania, where he was a great hero, has given a considerable boost to his power. Then on top of that he has another layer of HomeFieldAdvantage dude due to his Demonic Defender of the State ability. This causes his otherwise JackOfAllStats parameters to absolutely skyrocket, and even Shirou Kotomine considers his abilities absurd. WordOfGod states that Vlad as he is in the story is a match for [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Hercules or King Arthur in their respective home countries]].
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* ChurchMilitant: A member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, just like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei]]. [[spoiler:And then it turns out he's not. He is infact a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who survived the Third Holy Grail War, where he was summoned as a Ruler.]]

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* ChurchMilitant: A member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, just like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei]]. [[spoiler:And then it turns out he's not. He actually is infact a UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian Saint who survived the Third Holy Grail War, where he was summoned as a Ruler.]]
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: It doesn't help that his gender is crossed out on the Servant statistics for the Black team revealed in Volume 3. His artist managed to include "him" at ''breast'' comparison chart but still left wondered the reason.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: It doesn't help that his gender is crossed out on the Servant statistics for the Black team revealed in Volume 3. His artist managed to include "him" at ''breast'' comparison chart but still left wondered wondering about the reason.
23rd Jul '17 9:32:20 AM Prometheus117
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* MismatchedEyes: One gold and one blue.
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* {{BFS}}: His weapon, Balmung. It's explicitly stated to be too large and heavy for human hands.

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* {{BFS}}: His weapon, Balmung.Balmung, which is nearly as tall as he is. It's explicitly stated to be too large and heavy for human hands.



* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentle man who's passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.

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* FaceOfAThug: Looks like he hasn't slept in ''years'' and is eerily pale, but repeatedly shown to be a gentle man gentleman who's passion and drive makes him come off as a sociopath.
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