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This is a page about the characters appearing in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.

NOTE: Major spoilers (some unmarked) abound, as well as a minor NSFW alert (regarding unit artwork).

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Servant Classes

The Heroic Spirits, split by class.

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  • The Ace: At the top of the Servant hierarchy, there are the Grand Servants, the most exceptional member of their Class that can only be summoned by the World itself to combat a world-threatening disaster like the Beasts. The qualifications for these seats are said to be extremely strict and require the Servant to have enough love for humanity to defend it in times of need. They can shed the Grand Servant Saint Graph for a Desperation Attack if needed, leaving the seat vacant in lieu of becoming a regular Servant. Beware of spoilers.
    • Grand Saber: Unknown
    • Grand Archer: Orion
    • Grand Lancer: Romulus-Quirinus
    • Grand Rider: Noah
    • Grand Caster: Merlin (formerly held by Solomon)
    • Grand Assassin: Vacant (formerly held by "First Hassan")
    • Grand Berserker: Unknown
  • An Adventurer Is You: Servants fall under many roles, although those roles aren't specifically tied to their classes.
    • A DPS (damage per second) can either be ST (single-target) or AoE (area-of-effect) depending on their NP, but there are a few DPS with non-damaging NP who can still fulfill the role thanks to their other offensive buffs that they can apply to themselves and from others (usually Critical Hit-focused buffs).
    • Support-orientated Servants can fall under many categories and hybrid roles are often common. Their support can be offense- or defense-orientated or provide both. They can be Healers, Tanks, Debuffers, "Star Generators", etc.
  • Anti-Hero: An unique variation. Villainous Heroic Spirits are generally called "anti-heroes". However, an anti-hero in the Fate series does not mean the same thing as the usual definition of an anti-hero as an anti-hero in the Fate series means a Heroic Servant that has history looking down on them, and viewing them more as a villain than a hero that lacks conventional heroic attributes. Regardless, they are willing to assist the protagonist in saving the world if they get summoned by Chaldea.
  • Arc Hero: Almost every single chapter tends to have at least one or two of these in which they received the most amount of attention within the story.
    • Within the Observer on Timeless Temple chapters: Fuyuki had Cú Chulainn (his Caster version specifically), Orleans had Jeanne d'Arc, Septem had Nero Claudius, Okeanos had Francis Drake, London had Mordred, E Pluribus Unum had Florence Nightingale, Camelot had Bedivere, and Babylonia had Gilgamesh (in his Caster form).
    • The Epic of Remnant chapters played with this a little. While Altria Alter, Meltryllis, Chevalier d'Eon, Astolfo, and Miyamoto Musashi were examples that were very much played straightnote , the Archer of Shinjuku is a subversion for the Shinjuku chapter as he turns to have caused the Pseudo-Singularity in the first place despite having been the other major ally. Meanwhile, in the Salem chapter, Abigail Williams is a rather complicated example. She received the most amount of focus within her own chapter, but she turns out to be the final boss. However, unlike Moriarty, she did not cause the Pseudo-Singularity to appear, and she was more-or-less a victim of Räum's manipulations.
    • Cosmos in the Lostbelt has Avicebron for Anastasia, Napoléon Bonaparte for Götterdämmerung, both Jing Ke and to a lesser extent Spartacus for S.I.N., Sessyoin Kiara, Yagyu Tajima-no-kami Munenori, and Pārvatī for Ooku, Rama and Ganesha in Yuga Kshetra, Jason and Superhuman Orion for Atlantis, Miyamoto Musashi and Caenis for Olympus, Sakata Kintoki for Heian-kyō, Altria Caster for Avalon le Fae, Taigong Wang for Tunguska Sanctuary, and Don Quixote as well as Charlemagne in Traum. Downplayed with Karna in Yuga Kshetra. He died around the start of the Lostbelt, but after he got resurrected near the end of the Lostbelt, most of the story would then put focus on the relationship between him and the Lostbelt King.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Several of the real people that have become Servants have aspects of their lives changed to have them involved in all sorts of supernatural shenanigans, whether it's adventures involving monsters, practicing and using magic, or just having connections to mythical and fictional characters who are real in this story.
  • Double Unlock: Certain non-limited Servants are not available for summoning, since they are not part of the gacha's general pool, also known as the permanent pool by the fans. However, those usually unavailable non-limited Servants are available in class banners and specific Pick Up banners, but more importantly, they can be unlocked by story progression, making them summonable in the Story Summon Gacha. Those Servants are also called "story-locked".
    • "Singularity F: Flame Contaminated City: Fuyuki": Altria Pendragon (Saber Alter), Cú Chulainn (Caster).
    • "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans": Gilles de Rais (Caster).
    • "Second Singularity: Eternal Madness Empire: Septem": Nero Claudius.
    • "Third Singularity: Sealed Ends of the Four Seas: Okeanos": Medea (Lily).
    • "Fourth Singularity: The Mist City: London:" Nikola Tesla, Altria Pendragon (Lancer Alter).
    • "Fifth Singularity: North American Myth War: E Pluribus Unum": Cú Chulainn (Alter), Queen Medb, Li Shuwen (Lancer), Thomas Edison.
    • "Sixth Singularity: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot:" Altria Pendragon (Lancer), Tristan, Gawain.
    • "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia": Quetzalcoatl, Gorgon, Jaguar Warrior.
    • "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice, Shinjuku": EMIYA (Alter).
    • "Pseudo-Singularity II: Subterranean World of Folklore, Agartha": Rider of the Resistance (Christopher Columbus).
    • "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage, Shimousa": Yagyu Tajima-no-kami Munenori, Katou "Black Kite" Danzo.
    • "Pseudo-Singularity IV: The Forbidden Advent Garden, Salem": Caster of Midrash (Queen of Sheba).
    • "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia": Antonio Salieri.
    • "Lostbelt No. 2: The Eternal Icy Fire Century, Götterdämmerung": Sitonai.
    • "Lostbelt No. 3: The Synchronized Intellect Nation, SIN": Yu Mei-ren, Red Hare, Li Shuwen (Assassin).
    • "Lostbelt No. 4: Saṃsāra of Genesis and Terminus, Yuga Kshetra": Aśvatthāman, Asclepius.
    • "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar Mountainous City, Olympus": Caenis.
    • "Lostbelt No. 6: Fairy Round Table Domain, Avalon le Fae": Fairy Knight Gawain (Barghest), Fairy Knight Tristan (Baobhan Sith), and Habetrot. Habetrot is noticeable for being the first and so-far only story-locked Servant who can be found in the Friend Point Gacha.
    • "Chapter 6.5: Parting Memories' Manifestation Realms, Traum": Kriemhild, Don Quixote.
  • Enemy Mine: Rivalries and miscellaneous enmities are put on hold for the sake of saving human history. For the most part.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Generally speaking, a lot of servants were first introduced as antagonists. However, they eventually get summoned to Chaldea afterwards to assist them in restoring humanity, and a lot of them tend to help-out in events.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: Disregarding any changes that might have been made to the life story of anybody that was a real person, as a whole, being turned into a Servant makes all of them much more badass than they were before becoming a Servant.
  • Historical Beauty Upgrade: While not universal, as a general rule of thumb, if a character wasn't very attractive in real life/myth/the source material, Fate will make them much more attractive.
  • Historical Domain Character: Alongside Public Domain Character, this is pretty much the point of the Servant summoning system, taking renowned people and characters from throughout history and turning them into combat-capable Servants for fighting.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Alongside Historical Villain Upgrade, this is pretty common among every Servant, including real people, mythical people, and fictional characters. Most of the time they get hero upgrades, portraying all the negative reputation as slander and unintentional misfortune, but there are a few Servants who get villain upgrades instead, with their villainy being hidden by how history is Written by the Winners.
  • Historical Domain Superperson: By default as historical figures can be summoned as Servants, which are magical beings. They also possess supernatural abilities as well.
  • Insistent Terminology: Despite being aware of each other’s identities, several Servants whom competed against each other in a previous Holy Grail War refer to each other either by their class or whatever identity they knew them as.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler:
    • As Grand Order is overall a celebration of almost everything in the Nasuverse, anytime a character is brought in from another portion of the franchise, any and all spoilers involving them are laid completely bare for all players to see, from First Episode Twists to the resolutions of entire character arcs. The most notable aspect of this is that none of the pre-existing Servants' names are hidden behind their Classes, since each class has multiple servants available, meaning new players going in will be fully aware of the identities of characters without needing to see the source material.
    • In addition to franchise-wide spoilers, the fact Grand Order is an on-going long-running game means that, as the story goes on and there comes to be more and more advertisement for story arcs and events, most of the characters that were originally Walking Spoilers eventually become common knowledge even for newer players.
  • The Nicknamer: Aside from "Master", several of them have their own preferred nicknames for the player character.
  • Non-Damaging Status Infliction Attack: While Noble Phantasms have the ability to do damage, some of them instead provide various buffs or debuffs. How effective they are varies by character, and how well they synchronize with it.
  • Red Baron: Many of them have some sort of informal title or nickname, either one that they were known by historically/mythically or one that the series gave them.
  • Specifically Numbered Group: There are seven main classes, composing of the Three Knight Classes ("Sankishi") and the Four Cavalry Classes ("Yonkishi"). These classes are summoned by (normally seven) Masters in a Holy Grail War, and most Heroic Spirits fall under one of the seven classes. Anything extraordinary falls under the Extra Classes, which are much fewer in members per individual class. Extra Class Servants are rarely ever summoned in Holy Grail Wars. Grand Servants only exist within the seven main classes, which is why Grand Servants of the Extra Classes do not exist.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: Exclusive to this game, the Servants either hit 1x damage, 1.5x damage, 2x damage or 0.5 damage to each other, depending on their relationship within the class advantage/disadvantage diagram.
    • The Three Knight Classes form a triangle of such a relationship. Saber are strong against Lancers, Lancers are strong against Archers, and Archers are strong against Sabers. The triangle are also strong and weak against Berserkers.
    • Three of the Four Cavalry Classes, namely Rider, Caster and Assassin, form a second triangle. They are also strong and weak against Berserkers.
    • The fourth of the Four Cavalry Classes, Berserker, deals 1.5x damage against almost every class other than Shielder (1x damage) and Foreigner (0.5x damage), while taking 2x damage from every class except Shielder (1x damage) and Berserkers (1.5x damage). Berserkers are especially weak against Foreigners.
    • Ruler, Moon Cancer and Avenger form a third triangle. Ruler also receives 0.5x damage from the first two class triangles.
    • Pretender, Alter Ego and Foreigner form the fourth triangle. In addition, Pretenders deal 1.5x damage against the Three Knights Triangle and 0.5x against the Four Cavalry Triangle, while Alter Egos are the opposite, dealing 0.5x to the Three Knight Classes and 1.5x to three of the Four Cavalry Classes. Foreigners deal 2.0x damage to each other, and uniquely take 0.5x damage from Berserkers.
    • Shielders have no class advantage or class disadvantage against any class.

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Alternative Title(s): Fate Grand Order Spoilers