This is the Character Sheet for Fate/Apocrypha characters. Take note that most if not all of the information here at the moment is taken from Fate/complete material and the "Act I: Unbirth" story included in volume 7 of the magazine Type-Moon Ace.
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Ruler Faction characters
Ruler (Jeanne d'Arc)
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 Reality Marble in the form of a Flaming Sword 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.
Achilles' Heel: She is completely unprotected from holy Scriptures. Shirou Kotomine just happens to be from the part of the Catholic Church that has access to these things...
Ascended Extra: In Fate/Zero 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.
Combat Clairvoyance: Her Revelation skill works like the Instinct skill, but also towards "reaching one's goal" like picking the right path of travel.
Everyone Hates Mathematics: 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.
Grand Theft Me: Heroic example; She possesses the body of a French student named Laeticia 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.
Jedi Mind Trick: As part of her Ruler skill-set, she comes off as extremely convincing to Muggles 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 Karna's ambush on her person.
The Last Dance: 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.
Never Learned to Read: 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.
Red Baron: The Standard-Bearer Who Justly Guides the Holy Grail War.
Ship Tease: With Homunculus/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 she assumes that he wants to impregnate her.
Spanner in the Works: For Shirou Kotomine because she will be able to tell that he is a Servant and try to forcibly disqualify him from the War.
Story Breaker Power: Her banner is equivalent to a child holding up his imaginary "I-block-your-everything" shield, only without the imaginary part.
Technical Pacifist: According to legend, Jeanne has never actually killed a man in her life.
There Can Be Only One: 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 Amakusa Shiro AKA Shirou Kotomine, is still around.
Tomboy: According to official materials. Zero Caster's profile mentions that he likes tomboyish girls, which can only refer to her.
Too Awesome to Use: 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.
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. As of Volume 3, he is Astolfo's Master.
Badass: After he obtained the Dead Count Shapeshifter command seals, he became considerably stronger. Before this, Mordred was able to slay him in a single blow and didn't recognize the need to dodge his weak attack. Afterwards, however, he was able to overpower Mordred for a good portion of the fight, forcing Kairi to use a Command Seal to empower Mordred, and nearly defeated her Clarent Blood Arthur with the use of Balmung. Mordred even admits that he was still getting used to his new power and was not at full capacity; if she did not kill him then and there, she would most likely be killed in a future encounter.
Battle Amongst the Flames: Faces off against Saber of Red in a huge battle. He loses due to him still not being used to the power his Dead Count Shapeshifters give him.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: 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.
Hidden Depths: Shows surprising competence at mathematics when assisting Jeanne in doing Laeticia's math assignment.
I Just Want To Be Free: After multiple conversations with Astolfo about the wonderful outside world, he tries to escape the Yggdmillenia fortress during the chaos caused by Spartacus storming the place. 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.
In-Series Nickname: After being revived by Siegfried, he takes up the name "Sieg" in honor of his friend.
It Only Works Three Times: 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.
Near Death Experience: 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 ressurected by Frankenstein's Noble Phantasm restarting his heart.
Only Friends: Astolfo and Siegfried. The latter to the degree where he later gives his life to save him.
Our Homunculi Are Different: Notably the first male homunculus to be featured in the Nasuverse. He's also the first Homunculus/Servant hybrid.
Race Against the Clock: He requires a Command Spell to transform into Siegfried, and the transformation only lasts 180 seconds.
Rebel Leader: 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.
Your Days Are Numbered: According to Chiron, he has at most 3 years to live due to his damaged Magic Circuits. 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.
Black Faction Servants
Saber of "Black" (Siegfried)
The main hero of the Nibelungenlied epic, Siegfried's class as a Servant is Saber. Siegfried gained an invincible body after slaying the dragon Fafnir and bathing in its blood. He is summoned by Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia of the Black faction via a bloodstained fig leaf. 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 bathing in the dragon Fafnir's blood.
Achilles' Heel: He can negate all attacks made on him that aren't of at least A-Rank power, except when someone strikes the small leaf-shaped patch on his back.
Blood Knight: Thanks to him being practically invincible, no one was able to give him a decent fight during his lifetime. 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.
Nigh Invulnerable: Siegfried's invincible body gained after he 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. 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.
Plot Parallel: Through flashbacks to his life, we learn that Siegfried was basically 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.
Secret Identity: Due to his Fatal Flaw, only Gordes, Darnic and Lancer of Black know his true name, despite the Yggdmillenia Masters promising to share their Servant's idendity.
The Speechless: He never speaks a word. This is because his identity will expose his Fatal Flaw, and so his master has asked him to only speak when given permission.
Story Breaker Power: Unlike Berserker, A-rank attacks are nothing more than mosquito bites to him due to the Armor Of Fafnir, making him all but invincible. 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.
Sword Beam: 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.
Too Dumb to Live: As already mentioned above in the Blood Bath, Siegfried's Achilles' Heel is the leaf-shaped mark on his back. Despite this, his armor does not cover his back. No, not even a single cloth (Like a Sexy Backless Outfit). Volume 3 explains this one with the release of the Black Servants's stats; Part of the Noble Phantasm is that he physically cannot cover his back.
Undying Loyalty: Consents to being completely silent unless given permission because Gordes asked him to.
Worthy Opponent: He views Karna as the strongest opponent he had ever faced; thanks to being Nigh Invulnerable, 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.
Archer of "Black" (Chiron)
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 an A-ranked Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm that has yet to be revealed.
All-Loving Hero: Noble and caring, and noted to have a presence similar to a massive forest, his cool and clean presence engulfing all around him.
Awesomeness by Analysis: His incredible knowledge and extreme perception ability allows him to do everything short of figuring out his enemy's moves before they do. 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.
Badass: His badassery is firmly established around the time he takes on Mordred with just Pankration and manages to break one of her arms in the process.
Badass Bookworm: A walking fountain of knowledge on all subjects, and one of the most powerful Servants in the war, 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.
Badass Teacher: 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.
Chekhov's Skill: 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.
Combat Clairvoyance: A combination of high ranks in both Eye of the Mind and Clairvoyance makes it almost impossible to catch Chiron off guard.
Combat Medic: Gentle and knowledgeable about medicine and healing, but also a skilled fighter who trained other great heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
Semi-Divine: 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.
Star Power: His power increases as the Sagittarias constellation becomes more visible in the night sky.
Worthy Opponent: 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.
Lancer of "Black" (Vlad III)
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 Fate/EXTRA counterpart, they are completely different characters.
Actually Not a Vampire: Melty Blood 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.
Asskicking Equals Authority: 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.
Badass: Holy shit, yes! He takes down a team of 50 Magi in 30 seconds early in the story and late in the first volume, defeats Berserker of Red with his Noble Phantasm and leaves him for dead at the hands of Avicebron's Golems. Turned Up to Eleven when the Darnic!Vlad fusion fights six of the other Servants on equal ground, even as they were boosted by Jeanne's Command Spell to eliminate him.
Blond Guys are Morally Ambiguous: While he's a rather decent fellow instory, he's still Vlad the Impaler, the homicidal maniac who had such things as favorite ways to torture a man.
Bodyguard Betrayal: 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. 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.
Death by Irony: 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.
Don't Call Me Sir: He doesn't like that Darnic calls him "Lord" and chides him for excessive flattery.
Face of a Thug: 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.
Foe-Tossing Charge: Dracula!Vlad does this to the Golems, Homunculi and dragon tooth warriors, killing them in the thousands.
Four-Star Badass: The stand-in leader of the Black Faction due to his tactical genius and leadership abilities.
Fusion Dance: 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.
Hero with Bad Publicity: 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.
Home Field Advantage: 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 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.
Hyperspace Arsenal: 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.
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice/Spikes Of Doom: Vlad's entire schtick. He can create spears, stakes, pikes and spikes of any kind 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, 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: Being Lancer is suffering indeed. 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.
Javelin Thrower: A frequent use of his stakes. When he is turned into a vampire and fused with Darnic, the hand-thrown stakes become comparable in strength to Noble Phantasms.
Mysterious Mist: 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.
Nice Guy: He greatly enjoys his fellow Servants's company and wishes he had people like them working under him during his life.
Old Shame: He tries to answers questions towards his vampiric legend maturely, but it's clear that he's not that pleased being reminded of it.
Our Vampires Are Different: Being a representation of his legend as a vampire and not 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 Classical Movie Vampire.
Super Mode: Legend of Dracula gives Vlad the powers of the vampire modeled after him. This manifests by locking away his use of Kazikli Bei but in turn boosts all his stats and gives him the Curse of Regeneration and Mystic Eyes of Enchantment, which respectively gives him a powerful Healing Factor and allows him to give commands to people who look him directly in the eye if they don't have high magic resistance. It also gives him the ability to transform into a mist and various animals.
Superpowered Evil Side: 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.
You Are in Command Now: 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.
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 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.
Anti-Magic: 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. 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.
The Ditz: 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!"
Dude Looks Like a Lady: It doesn't help that his gender is crossed out on the Servant statistics for the Black team revealed in Volume 3.
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" which replicates God's miracle; The creation of the Original Human. It requires many hard to acquire materials and a powerful source of prana as it's core, but in return creates a giant, extremely powerful Golem called Adam upon completion.
Badass Army: He and his master has created a thousand golems in preparation for the war.
Badass Bookworm: Despite his main focus being construction of powerful golems, he is no pushover in a fight and helps Jeanne in her fight against Dracula.
Cool Mask: We never get to see what lies underneath it either.
Cool Teacher: 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.
Design It Yourself Equipment/Item Crafting: 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.
Ditzy Genius: 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.
Enemy Summoner/Mook Maker: 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.
Evil Plan: Wants to use Adam to spread it's Reality Marble Eden all across the Earth.
No Social Skills: He can hold entire conversations with nothing but nods, and never puts any emotion into a conversation with another human, similarly to Roche.
Religion is Magic: 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 Touko Aozaki.
Summon Magic: 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. 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.
Berserker of "Black" (Frankenstein)
A gender-bent version of the fictional monster of the same name from 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: The Lightning Tree of Crucifixion", a suicidal area-of-effect attack activated by overloading the Bridal Chest.
Badass Adorable: 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 killed her had Kairi not bailed her out with a Command Spell of his own.
Drop the Hammer: Bridal Chest, her main Noble Phantasm, is a huge, heavy mace.
Energy Absorption: 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: After her death from using Blasted Tree, Caules 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.
Respawning Enemies: After using "Blasted Tree", there is a small chance of another Frankenstein materializing to replace the first.
Senseless Sacrifice: 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.
Taking You with Me: Frankenstein's "Blasted Tree" Noble Phantasm, which causes a tremendous explosion of electric bolts that home in on nearby targets, at the cost of draining all the energy in Frankenstein's core (and thus killing her).
Yandere: After her creator rejected her advances, she pursued him across Europe and killed his family members.
Assassin of "Black" (Jack the Ripper)
The legendary Serial Killer 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 kill instantlygiven certain conditions, and "The Mist: Darkened Misty Metropolis", a replica of Victorian London's acrid smog that will slowly kill humans and hinder Servants.
Anthropomorphic Personification: 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.
Awesome, but Impractical: Her Maria the Ripper Noble Phantasm, which can instantly kill the target if they are female, it is night time and the weather is misty. The attack power of this move is drastically reduced if even one of these conditions is not met.
The Berserker: 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 Prana.
Charles Atlas Superpower: 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.
Dark and Troubled Past: In her original life, she suffered Parental Abandonment at an indeterminably very early age, spent her entire life as a Street Urchin, 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.
Darkness Equals Death: 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 One-Hit Kill.
Harmful to Minors: The woes that comprise her Dark and Troubled Past 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.
Historical Badass Upgrade: The real-life Jack the Ripper 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.
Historical Beauty Update: Besides the obvious dissonance of the infamousSerial Killer (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 Street Urchin 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.
I Am Legion: Jack refers to herself with "we" and "us" (with Lampshade Hanging from Reika), as she is the rage of the abandoned children of Victorian London given form.
I'm a Humanitarian: True to one suggested aspect of the historical Jack the Ripper (per one of the letter's attributed to him), this Jack has apparently developed a selective taste for eating human heartsand souls — specifically those of evil people, because according to her their "pollution" makes them taste better for her (which puts a new spin on "Evil Tastes Good"); 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 pure blood 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 Chaotic Evil-aligned being, it is easier for her to digest souls that are of similar alignment.
Invisibility: She has "A+" in the Presence Concealment class skill, which effectively allows her to pull this off via a mass Perception Filter on everyone around her (including her own Master), akin to enforcing Failed a Spot Check on them. This is how she manages to carry Sagara Hyouma's on the street, in plain sight, behind Reika without anyone else noticing anything off: They more or less only see Reika walking down the street. Unfortunately, the effect unavoidably dispells when she attacks a target, providing a limitation on its utility for ambushes.
No Sense of Direction: The Mist imposes this upon all enemies within its boundaries by clouding their senses, even if they are familiar with the local area/terrain.
Not So Stoic: Jack reveals Hidden Depths of 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 Happily Adopted 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 Victims to consume their souls).
Older Than She Looks: All available artwork for her so far have her drawn with such proportions and without any other character standing next to her comparison, that it gives the impression of her being a child. However, her official height is listed as 150 cm, which should make her only slightly shorter than the highschool-aged and certainly-normally-sized Rin (159 cm) from Fate/stay night, and thus she apparently is only around a couple of years younger.
One-Hit Kill: 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 her second Noble Phantasm does). It can't be blocked physically since it registers as a curse that takes the hatred of the children abandoned by the 80,000 prostitutes of London and instantly vivisects them.
Sympathetic Murderer: Averted. She and Reika are very much played as people who, despite their rough pasts and their affection towards each other, are not very sympathetic at all due to the lack of regard for other peoples' lives.
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. Physical evidence is left behind, however.
A homunculus mothered by Morgan le Fay using sperm taken from a temporarily gender-bent Arturia (Stay Night and 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.
Irony: She doesn't like to be called a woman, yet she wears one of the skimpiest outfits in the cast. Somewhat justified by the fact that the clothes were cheap and Kairi wouldn't buy her anything more expensive.
It's All About Me: 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 Well Done Daughter Girl, as she believes this is the only way Arturia would ever truly recognize her.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Repeatedly shown to be rude, insulting and extremely violent. 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.
Kick the Dog: 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".
Muscles Are Meaningless: Her figure could best be described as that of a bundle of twigs, yet most of her power comes from her raw strength.
Opposite-Sex Clone: 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.
Ore Onna: Uses "ore" to solidify in even her speech that she dislikes any connection between her and the female gender.
Unskilled, but Strong: Having little to no actual sword skills, her strategy boils down to wildly attacking until whatever is in her way is dead.
Well Done Daughter Girl: 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.
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 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 Apollob. Seconds later, a rain of arrows strikes all enemies nearby. Atalanta possesses another Noble Phantasm that has yet to be revealed.
Gendercide: Downplayed, localized example - her Complaint Message on the Arrow Noble Phantasm randomly calls on either Apollo or Artemis to rain down arrows to kill all women (Artemis) or all men (Apollo) in the area.
Glass Cannon: Endurance Rank E basically means she's gonna drop in one or two solid hits.
Named Weapons: Even though it is not a Noble Phantasm, her bow still has a name; Tauropolos, The Celestial Bow.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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.
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.
The invincible Anti-Villain of the 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 Sun, 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 will apply a concept of mortality to it's target upon impact, making it able to kill even Divine Spirits with ease.
Anti-Magic: 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.
Badass: Apocrypha's poster boy of this: not only is it all but stated that he could One-Hit Kill Ruler, he manages to fight Siegfried to a draw and even takes on the almighty Vlad III, beating him so hard that Darnic had to make Vlad use Legend of Dracula and fuse with him to try and even the playing field.
Badass Boast: Claims that there is little difference between fighting Siegfried and Ruler one by one, or at the same time. The narration mentions that this is not a boast of overconfidence, but the brutal truth.
BFS: His spear is far longer than he is with a spearhead the size of a surfboard, boggling Jeanne as to how a human could ever wield such a thing, and described lovingly as a work of art more than it is a weapon.
Bilingual Bonus: Kavacha and Kundala is Sanskrit for "Armor" and "Earrings" respectively, referring to how he was born with his immortalizing golden armor-skin and earrings.
Bishōnen: Jeanne even notes that he is very beautiful, if scary-looking.
Blade on a Stick: Brahmastra has appropriately taken the form of a spear instead of a projectile to fit his Class better.
Blood Knight: His excitement at fighting someone as strong as Siegfried is described as "a passion like a blazing inferno".
Body Horror: 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 concept art◊ is to be trusted, the spiky parts of his armor actually stab into his flesh. Also suffers this when Vlad impales him from the inside out with Kazikli Bei, although it does negligible damage.
Born Unlucky: Up to Eleven. Even though Karna was a warrior god on the battlefield, his life was awful, unfair and dishonoring to the point of him being a Cosmic Plaything. Lampshaded by his Luck rank being D.
Character Alignment: Chaotic Evil, although this is stated to be incorrect and that his true alignment is Lawful Good.
Creepy Blue Eyes: His stare is intimidating to the extreme. Jeanne even compares it to a blade in it's piercing sharpness.
Deadpan Snarker: According to a line from the 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.
The Dreaded: Jeanne's revelation warns her that Karna is "dangerous beyond compare", and 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.
Hard Light: His impenetrable armor-skin is made of solid sunlight.
I Am Not Left-Handed: Though he is still capable of fighting Siegfried to a draw (somewhat in Karna's favor, but still a draw) and even defeated Vlad III, the narration notes that Karna is still not fighting at full power, to avoid completely mana-draining his Master.
I Am the Noun: 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 at how selfless he is.
I Gave My Word: This trope gets invoked when we find out that Karna has sworn that he will not use Vasavi Shakti without permission from his original master.
Implacable Man: Absolutely nothing short of having his innards impaled by Vlad's stakes from the inside out has done anything but mildly inconvenience him.
Invincible Villain: His frequent comparison to Gilgamesh is no joke, as he almost flattens resident Invincible Hero 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. That he still hasn't used his full strength should firmly plant him in this category.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: An interesting example in that while Karna is a Saint and an All-Loving Hero 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.
The Juggernaut: He's everything short of completely invincible and confirmed to be the strongest Servant in the entire war, 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.
Just Toying with Them: 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.
Kill the God: His Vasavi Shakti Noble Phantasm is a single-use spear of lightning powerful enough to be considered of "Anti-God" power.
Lightning Bruiser: Karna is incredibly fast, near-immortal and strikes with enough force to dent Siegfried's immortal body.
Living Lie Detector: Karna physically cannot be deceived and can see through the personality and thoughts of others.
Major Injury Underreaction: Karna may actually have reached a whole new level of this. During his fight with Vlad, he noticed at one point that his stomach begins to churn. Not two pages later, wooden stakes start impaling him from the inside out, one even sprouting out of his head. His response is to look slightly annoyed before burning the stakes away.
Muscles Are Meaningless: Incredibly thin, but still has the strength to pierce Siegfried's Armor of Fafnir through a combination of strength, inhuman skill and the power of his weapon.
Nigh-Invulnerability: 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.
No Social Skills: See Jerk with a Heart of Gold. 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 other's inner self, secrets 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".
Person of Mass Destruction: 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.
Playing with Fire: Has A-Rank Prana Burst (Flames), which sets all the weapons he wields on fire with the flames of the sun.
Power Gives You Wings: 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.
The Power of the Sun: 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.
Readings Are Off the Scale: 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.
Super Speed: It should speak volumes as to how fast he is when he manages to strike Siegfried in vital areas seventy-eight times in a matter or 2 or 3 minutes. Yes, you read that right, Karna would've killed Siegfried dozens of times over in 2 minutes had he not had the Armor of Fafnir.
Super Strength: Karna's strikes are so powerful that they can punch through Siegfried´s Armor of Fafnir. Karna only starts suspecting a Noble Phantasm is in effect when he questions why Siegfried's limbs and head haven't been torn clean off after the first few hits.
Too Awesome to Use: 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 It Only Works Once.
Undying Loyalty: 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 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.
Worthy Opponent: He considers Siegfried a great warrior and wishes to fight him again.
Rider of "Red" (Achilles)
The hero of The Iliad 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; "Andres Amarantos: Amaranth of the Brave", which makes all attacks not made by someone with equal or higher Divinity than his own completely useless against him and "Diatrecon Aster Logche: The Spearhead of the Star Traversing the Sky", which's exact effects are unknown but is heavily implied to be his "Hero-Killing Spear". Achilles possesses a fifth Noble Phantasm with no details or name revealed.
Achilles' Heel: Notably averted when Achilles kicks Chiron in the face heel-first.
Badass: Said to be the only Servant in the war that can stand up to Karna. Proves it by easily manhandling Siegfried and Frankenstein at the same time.
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."
Blood Knight: 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.
Chivalrous Pervert: According to Semiramis, when he follows Atalanta in her backing up of Spartacus.
Semiramis: "He went after Archer, it seems... As expected of our Rider, I suppose. Archer and him hail from the same lands, after all - almost certainly, he is making advances at her even as they pursue him."
Cool Horses: His chariot is pulled by three Divine horses, Balius, Xanthius and Pedasos.
Cursed with Awesome: Literally. The Gods of Olympus have cursed Achilles with Andres Amarantos, making him immune to attacks from anyone who doesn't have a equal or higher Divinity rank than he does.
Deadpan Snarker: Not Achilles himself, but one of his horses actually displays this trait in Volume 4.
Fatal Flaw: Andres Amarantos can be bypassed by "friendly" acts. As a vampire bite is a friendly act by being an invitation to the vampire's clan, this nearly gets him vampirized by Dracula.
Momma's Boy: 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.
Minor Injury Overreaction: Played with. When Chiron snipes him in Volume 1, he shows extreme excitement that someone can actually hurt him.
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 Phantasms 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.
Affably Evil: Fittingly of a 15th century brit, he´s an absolute gentleman to the core. He´s also quite obviously up to no good.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: 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 "Death-Flagging."
Omniscient Morality License: 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 Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night, 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.
Rewriting Reality: Shakespeare has a limited form of this via his second Noble Phantasm, First Folio, allows Shakespeare to alter of falsify the outcome of any event occurring within his sight. However, it can only be used a limited number of times.
Story Breaker Power: 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.
Super Empowering: His Enchant skill, which he can use to enhance almost anything. He uses this to enhance a Katana Shirou Kotomine recovered from Japan.
Tactical Withdrawal: Is capable of making a flawless retreat at any time as long as his Master is safe.
The Roman Gladiator who led a slave rebellion over a thousand years ago. Spartacus is summoned as a Berserker. 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 Prana, making him more and more powerful the more wounded he is.
Badass: Despite being a low-tier Servant with dreadful stats besides Strength and Endurance, he is mighty enough to push Lancer into using Kazikli Bei to avoid their fight either lasting forever or at least heavy damaging the Black HQ. Even then he survives being impaled with 5 giant lances and is then dogpiled by Caster's Golems, who trap him.
Body Horror: 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: Avicebron reprograms his mind to fight for the Black Team.
Martyr Without a Cause: 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.
Person of Mass Destruction/Fantastic Nuke: 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.
Taking You with Me: Spartacus can release all the Prana accumulated in his body in one massive blast right before he dies. 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.
Zerg Rush: 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.
Assassin of "Red" (Semiramis)
A legendary queen who ruled over the ancient Assyrian Empire. 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 possesses a second Noble Phantasm without details or a name revealed yet.
The Archmage: Within the Hanging Gardens, she is an even more powerful spellcaster than any other human mage shown in the Nasuverse so far, barring possibly Zelretch.
Black Magic: 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".
Gravity Master: On top of being a flying castle, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon's anti-gravity field can be extended and reversed, 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.
Home Field Advantage: Inside the Hanging Guardens, 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.
Wave Motion Gun: 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.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Just like the Magus Association they want to reach the Root of Magic, but they do not want to be restricted in their studies.
Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia
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.
Affably Evil: 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.
Authority Equals Asskicking: 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.
Badass: Darnic used to hold the title of "Grand", the highest achievable rank in the Magus Association besides "King" or "Queen", reserved for the headmaster and Vice-Director respectively, at the age of 30. While in control of Dracula's body, he takes on six Servants by himself and forces a tie.
Fusion Dance: 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 vunerable to Shirou's Baptismal Sacrament.
Manipulative Bastard: His incredible negotiation skills and manipulative ability is the only reason Yggdmillenia wasn´t eliminated decades ago.
Older than They Look: 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; he eats souls similar to his own, similarly to how Servants can gain mana by consuming souls.
Out-Gambitted: 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.
Villainous Friendship: He has the utmost respect for Lancer and appreciates his tenacity and zeal towards achieving his wish. This gets horribly subverted when Darnic uses his Command Spells to possess him.
We Hardly Knew Ye: 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 Big Bad
Alchemy Is Magic: 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.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: 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 place on Red Team.
Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillenia
Master of Archer of Black, and Darnic's assumed successor.
All Loving Heroine: She is incredibly nice and gentle, and her smile is highly contagious. After 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.
Badass Adorable: One of the two greatest Magi of Yggdmillenia alongside Darnic, and adorable beyond all comprehension.
The Dragon: Darnic´s most trusted "family member".
Everyone Has Standards: 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 civil populace.
Forced to Watch: 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.
Genius Cripple: The only member of Yggdmillenia with any "true talent" according to Darnic.
Handicapped Badass: 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.
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. Ouch.
Heroic RROD: Suffered this at some point in the past, where overuse of her "Spirit Medium" ability left her with defective legs.
Item Crafting: 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. They manifest as giant mechanical spider legs that can shoot Freaking Laser Blasts.
Superpowerful Genetics: Her "Spirit Medium" power is not something she learned, it is something she was born with it.
Succession Crisis: Averted. Everyone in Yggdmillenia besides her brother respects her as a worthy successor to Darnic.
Tastes Like Diabetes: 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.
You Are in Command Now: After Darnic is presumed dead after fusing with Dracula, Fiore takes command of the Yggdmillenia.
Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia
Master of Berserker of Black, and Fiore's younger brother.
Magic Powered Pseudoscience: His whole schtick. He´s a pretty mediocre magus but his magic engineering is legendary even in the Association.
Magitek: Unlike Gordes, who uses Alchemy to create flesh-and-blood homunculi, Dolls are at least part mechanical. If they are anything like Touko's, though, they are still mostly flesh and blood.
No Social Skills: 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.
Odd Friendship: He and Avicebron may be each other's first friends, and they get along fairly well.
Put on a Bus: 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.
Ax-Crazy: 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.
Cold-Blooded Torture: 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. Apparently, she likes the screams.
Reika (to Assasin): "Cut them up if you like, but make sure not to slit their throats. Otherwise they can't scream."
The Cynic: She hates everyone and everything except for Assassin of Black.
Morality Pet: 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 she isn't a complete and total asshole to.
Ms. Fanservice: Has larger measurements than Semiramis and an even skimpier dress.
Pay Evil unto Evil: 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 Prana, and that she prefers evil/corrupt souls.
The Alliance: 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.
Badass Crew: They are some of the greatest bounty hunter Magi in the world.
Neccesary Evil: The Association, who have provided the catalysts and funding for the Red team, is filled with douchebags, stuck-up nobles and 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.
Quantity vs. Quality: 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. Too bad they are all peacefully disposed of by Shirou.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: 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.
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 Shiro and the six Red Servants.
The Syndicate: The best way to describe the Association, but with magic.
We Hardly Knew Ye: 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.
What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.
Saber of Red's Master. A freelance magus hired by Rocco Berufeban and sent by the Magus Association.
Abnormal Ammo: Shishigou doesn't use bullets; He uses enchanted human fingers.
Badass: Anyone who can almost kill Fiore Yggdmillenia in a one-versus-one fight deserves the title.
Comically Missing the Point: 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.
Dark Is Not Evil: 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.
Deal with the Devil: 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.
Face of a Thug: 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.
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. His Noble Phantasms are "Right Hand - Evil Eater: Right Arm - Wickedness Predation" and "Left Hand - Xanadu Matrix: Left Arm - Foundation of Heaven's Blessing".
Affably Evil: He´s lighthearted and friendly, but absolutely ruthless.
Church Militant: A member of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, just like Kirei. And then it turns out he's not. He is infact a Japanese Christian Saint who survived the Third Holy Grail War, where he was summoned as a Ruler.
Consummate Liar: 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.
Evil Plan: Though evil is stretching it, as he wants to bring salvation to all human souls that have ever existed. To do this, he, 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.
Hidden Depths: 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.
Red Herring: His name and appearance made many fans wonder if he had some kind of connection to Kirei Kotomine, or if he was an Alternate Timeline Shirou Emiya. While he's the adopted brother of Kotomine Kirei, the fact that he's named "Shirou" is a reference to an actual historical figure, since he's really a Servant.
The Reveal: Shirou is actually Shirou Tokisada Amakusa, a Japanese Christian 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".
Shrouded in Myth: 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. This is because he's not actually from the Holy Church, he's a Servant.
Villainous Friendship: With Semiramis and Shakespeare 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.
We Can Rule Together: Offers Black Team and the Ruler Faction to surrender to his cause in the beginning of Volume 3. Caster of Black decides to take the opportunity.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: 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.
White Hair, Black Heart: 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.
Xanatos Speed Chess: Just like Darnic, Shiro has been manipulating events since the last Holy Grail War, which happened atleast seventy years ago.
You Are in Command Now: He's the leader of the Red faction, and has authority over most of the Masters (Kairi Sisigou being the exception). He used unscrupulous, but peaceful means to acquire the 5 other Red team Servants.
The original Master of Assassin of Black, he tried to summon Jack the Ripper by re-enacting one of Jack's prostitute-killings using his live-in girlfriend Reika as the victim. Instead, Jack designates Reika as her master, crippling and eventually killing Sagara to give Reika control over his command seals.
An Arm and a Leg + Facial Horror: Sagara is subjected to this when Jack slices off his lower jaw and hand (in order to keep him from using his Command Seals).
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 Sisigou, 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 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.
Reine El-Melloi Archisorte
The young head of the noble family of the Archibald clan.
Ascended Extra: She was first mentioned in the Fate/Character Material entry detailing Waver’s life after the events of Fate/Zero. 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 letting him know that Kayneth’s death was his fault and that he will have to serve her for his entire life.
Loophole Abuse: 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.
Mental World/Reality Warper: It can turn everything around it into "Eden", a permanent Reality Marble who's denizens are unable to suffer any kind of attack, as no such thing exists in paradise.
Nigh-Invulnerability: 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.
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", a sling that can knock the opponent unconscious and lock their weapons from use with every fifth shot; "Sacrifice", an incense burner that can call down divine flames to kill the opponent; and "Ark", the Ark of the Covenant, which will kill anyone besides David who touches it.
Semi-Divine: As an ancestor of Christ, David has a low rank in Divinity and therefore gains protection against certain sacramentsnote Specifics:He gets protection from sacraments based on Jesus's divinity, but not from those based on God's divinity not related to Jesus..
Suffer The Slings: Naturally, being King David and all. It is the reason he is an Archer.
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", a sword that both confers invulnerability and can pierce any armor; "Abyssus Draconis", which imposes a Dragon affinity onto the target; "Interfectum Dracones", an attack that fires lances of light and is especially deadly against dragons; and his warhorse "Bayard", who can nullify a lethal attack against his rider.
Anti-Magic: Based on his defeat of pagan sorcerers in his lifetime, when magic was still extremely powerful compared to modern times, he has very high magic resistance, enough to be considered a "Magus Killer."
Armor-Piercing Attack: By reversing its protective blessing Ascalon can become a sword that can penetrate any armor.
Baleful Polymorph: His Abyssus Draconis Noble Phantasm turns his enemies into dragons, making them vulnerable to his Interfectum Dracones Noble Phantasm.
There are several fan opinions that this Noble Phantasm merely changes the target's creature type to Dragon (note that Arturia simply has a Dragon affinity, she isn't a dragon) instead of literally polymorphing the target into a true dragon.
Camera Fiend: Possibly; he is stated to love travel and to have taken an interest in modern cameras.
Semi-Divine: His status as a Christian Saint gives him a low level of Divinity.
Stone Wall: 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 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.
Story Breaker Power: 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.
Lancer (Musashibo Benkei)
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.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Weaponised – Benkei's Eighth Implement Noble Phantasm can steal an opponent's Noble Phantasm and use it against them.
Power Nullifier: 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.
Summon Magic: Benkei's strongest Noble Phantasm, which summons five hundred astral pilgrims who drag anyone caught in their path into the void, instantly killing them.
Super Empowering: Attendant of Iron, which Benkei can use to strengthen his Master.
Walking Armory: 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)
One of Minamoto no Yorimitsu's Four Heavenly Kings. 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 said cartridges to loose a lightning bolt to mow down enemies.
Man Child: Said to have the mentality of an average grade schooler.
Minor Injury Overreaction: 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 Turns Red and the skill kicks in.