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ID: No. 212
Command Cards: QAABB; (B)
Alignment: Neutral Good
Origin: France (18th Century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Ryota-H
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino
Napoleon Bonaparte was a famous French military commander who rose to prominence during The French Revolution. He became the first Emperor of the French Empire and vastly expanded its territory during The Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century. Napoleon instituted sweeping liberal reforms such as the Napoleonic Code, but also carried out illiberal actions such as reversing the abolition of slavery, and sacrificed millions of lives in service to his own legend. His downfall began with a disastrous invasion of Russia, and was hastened by his refusal to update his military strategies and war technologies in pace with his enemies. He was eventually exiled to a remote island, where he died an ignoble and uncomfortable death from cancer.
This is a different version of that person. This Servant is the embodiment of Napoleon's legend and revolutionary spirit: of a man who made allies of thousands of enemy soldiers with a single gesture at Grenoble. He lives to answer the expectations and dreams of humankind, and even his downfall was in harmony with the will of the people. The Servant whose life was a series of "impossible" accomplishments and adventures made possible, from meeting his idol Iskandar in a pyramid, to (accidentally) defacing the Great Sphinx of Giza with his cannon; this person could truly be considered a paragon of human possibility.
He made his debut in Lostbelt No. 2: Götterdämmerung as its main ally.
- Actually Pretty Funny: If the player has Archer of Shinjuku, Napoleon is very amused by the fact that Moriarty's moniker is "The Napoleon of Crime".
- All Love Is Unrequited: It turns out he's in love with Ophelia, although he stays firmly on the protagonist's side. Unfortunately for him, Ophelia doesn't reciprocate and even mentions that she'd have to reject him if they ever meet again.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His Noble Phantasm pierces through any defense buffs before dealing damage, and his third skill enables him to pierce through invincibility, making his NP unable to be dodged or mitigated except through attack debuffs.
- BFG: He wields an absolutely large cannon that doubles as multiple different heavy guns.
- Badass Bookworm: One of his bond lines states that he considers books to be excellentnote , and there's a book in his bond CE.
- Beyond the Impossible: What his "Light of Possibilities" Skill does; it is not a symbol of the fact that he had done impossible things like "Pioneer of the Stars", but makes him into the embodiment of "expectations" and "possibilities" so he can do impossible things like summoning himself without the assistance of the Counter Force in response to Ophelia's subconscious desire to be saved from Surtr, and destroy Surtr's sword, which has absolute priority over all living things on Earth, at the cost of his self-destruction.
- Bigger Is Better: His opinion on both artillery and hats. If they're not as big as you can make them, there's no point!
- Blasphemous Boast: When shown something supposedly holy and divine, his first thought is "I bet I can blow it up". Outside of the infamous anecdote about the Sphinx's nose (alas an old urban legend), he also wants to try and see if he can break the Grail itself with his cannon.
- He does it again while performing his Heroic Sacrifice, taunting Surtr that the demon did not manage to kill him in one hit.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: His iron cannon gets a golden coat over it as he ascends.
- Cigar Chomper: One of his skill animations is taking a drag from a cigar he randomly procures.
- Composite Character: Gameplay-wise, he's one to Iskandar and Oda Nobunaga, boasting a similar kit and attitude with the former while possessing the latter's anti-Divinity options.
- Everyone Has Standards: If his first bond line is any indication, he won't share cigars with minors, saying he'll just wait until his master is of age.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: His Noble Phantasm shoots a brilliant rainbow beam. It represents the hopes and possibilities he brought to mankind.
- Foil: To Sigurd during the second Lostbelt, as he is a cool-headed ruler that uses his sword as a projectile while Napoleon is a fiery general that uses his cannon to slug his foes with.
- Gatling Good: His Quick attack reveals a Gatling gun built into his cannon.
- Gratuitous French:
- His Noble Phantasm, "L'Arc De Triomphe De L'Etoile".
- He peppers some of his dialogue with French, responding to commands with "Oui" and "D'accord". Notably, he even calls the protagonist Maître instead of Master.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To eventually defeat Surtr, he Explosively Overclocks his Noble Phantasm and destroys the former's sword, at the expense of his existence.
- Historical Beauty Upgrade: Zig-Zagged. Napoleon definitely looks way more muscular and rugged than even his most Romantic-inspired portraits (and, for that matter, how he actually was Adipose Rex by the end of his life). At the same time, being the manifestation of Napoleonic legend (as noted below), his Ascensions are consistent with/inspired by his most celebrated paintings: his Battle of Arcole◊ portrait, and his world-famous Crossing the Alps◊ portrait.
- Historical Hero Upgrade: An in-universe case. Archer Napoleon is a manifestation of Napoleonic legend and thus resembles how he was viewed by his Cult of Personality, more than the actual man. This is reflected in his Light of Possibilities skill, which is described as an inverse of the Innocent Monster skill, as well as by his bond CE. When asked by the protagonist what he was really like as an emperor, he gets cagey and quickly changes the subject.
- Hot-Blooded: Oh yes he is. Upon meeting him, the protagonist nicknames him the Good Guy of the Unquenchable Flame because of the sheer guts and manliness he exudes and how he throws himself into the conflict and fights off the valkyries.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: Rare male example: in his first Ascension, the shirt he wears under his uniform is unbuttoned just low enough to show off his bursting pecs and chiseled physique.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's a fan of quite a few of the other heroes, notably everyone from The Iliad (one of his favorite stories), and Iskandar, and is ecstatic to meet them in person.
- Last Breath Bullet: Uses his Noble Phantasm against Surtr after being mortally wounded. While it fails to fell his opponent, it does inspire Ophelia to do a HeelFace Turn due to its valorous brilliance in the face of Armageddon.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his bulk and him constantly lugging around a gigantic cannon, his Strength is ranked as D. Though he does have Monstrous Strength built into his Light of Possibility skill, giving him a boost when needed. That said even D (or E) rank is above the limits of a human; Servants are just naturally stronger even at the lowest levels.
- The Napoleon: Somewhat averted. Despite being the namesake of the trope, his height of 189 cm averts this. However, his profile states that if he is summoned as Rider, he will be a short man.
- Nice Hat: Wears a huge-ass one in his Third Ascension art◊.
- Rated M for Manly: Look at him!
- Rocket Punch: Sometimes he'll use the recoil from his cannon to smash opponents with the blunt end of it.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: His Noble Phantasm's animation briefly faces the player before firing his cannon.
- Shown Their Work: Napoleon depicted in the game is a rather tall man and not a short one as commonly believed. The depiction of him being short was actually the British propaganda during his time and because he was surrounded by tall Old Guards. At the time of his death, he was 1m70 tall, an above-average height in 19th-century France.
- Situational Sword: His Noble Phantasm deals extra damage against Divine enemies, which is because of the legend that he shot the Great Sphinx's nose off with a cannon.
- Slasher Smile: Seems very fond of cracking these. One notable example is in his Noble Phantasm animation, right before he's about to blast someone with his cannon.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His BFG has a regular cannon, a Gatling gun, a laser cannon, a rainbow laser that requires the weapon to unfold, and he can bludgeon people with it too.
- Wave Motion Gun: To put it simply, his Noble Phantasm, "Arc de triomphe de l'étoile", has him fire a giant colorful laser out of his cannon.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He states that he's not fond of Pugs specifically, all thanks to Joséphine's dog, Fortuné, who hated his guts and resulted in an over-the-top feud between husband and pet. He isn't particularly fond of Fou as a result.
- Zerg Rush: He somewhat implies that his Grand Armée would fit this trope, stating that while it is a Noble Phantasm, it's not one he has access to as an Archer.
ID: No. 77
Command Cards: QAABB; (B)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Origin: Austro-Hungarian Empire (19th century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Background development: Hikaru Sakurai
Illustrated by: Namaniku ATK
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
A scientist who controlled electromagnetism. A brazen prodigy, he proclaimed he could even split the Earth in two. One of the great scholars who clarified lightning, previously a thing that only belonged to the gods, as a scientific phenomenon and gave electricity to mankind much the same way Prometheus did with fire.
He debuted as an antagonist in the Londinium chapter and appears briefly as an ally during the America chapter. He is Helena's teammate in the second Summer event, "Dead Heat Summer Race / Death Jail Summer Escape."
- Anti-Magic: His A-Ranked Galvanism can be considered this, soaking up mana and transforming it into bio-electricity, and is able to use it to heal himself and for attacks. Plus he also has C rank Magic Resistance.
- Anti-Villain: He is compelled to end the world on Zouken's orders but really doesn't want to, leading to things like him intentionally taking his sweet time on the way to the Clock Tower.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears one over his shoulders in his first two stages.
- Balance Buff:
- He received a 2nd Anniversary Rank Up Quest, which gave him a guaranteed ATK buff to his Natural Born Genius skill. As said skill also has a chance to power up his NP, he now hits harder than Gilgamesh!
- His Galvanism was buffed to Tesla Coil, which now buffs the parties NP generation from 20-30%. This makes him much more useful as a support ally, and gives him more unique usage.
- Big Damn Heroes: He gets summoned to aid Edison and co. against the Ars Goetia near the end of the America chapter.
- Blasphemous Boast: Claims to have surpassed a different god of thunder and lightning with every ascension.
- Calling Your Attacks: Subverted for his Noble Phantasm, as unlike most Tesla does not need to say his Noble Phantasm's name to use it, although if he does, it creates a space-time dislocation.
- Climax Boss: Of London. He's the final threat to London and humanity and he wants to see if the rising new legends of Chaldea can defeat the man who gave humanity the power of lightning.
- Coat Cape: In his first two stages, but ditches it for the third as his metal arm's upgraded form reaches his shoulder.
- Composite Character: Displays traits of both the Gentleman and a Scholar that he apparently was according to first-hand accounts, and the Mad Scientist trope that he left behind as a legacy. The latter isn't really him as a person, but instead the result of Zouken forcing Mad Enhancement onto him.
- Death Is Cheap: After his battle with the protagonists in London, he somehow sent a letter to Edison through the Throne of Heroes, telling him of his grand misadventure and how in spite of his defeat, he's perfectly fine and will continue to be so indefinitely.
- Double Unlock: He can only be summoned after completing London.
- Evil Laugh: On pretty much all his attacks, or when you select his cards. If Edison is to be believed, he even regularly practices his mad scientist laugh in front of a mirror every morning.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Starting Stage 3. He is either becoming a Hollywood Cyborg or he wears right side-only Powered Armor. note
- Foil: To Archer Gilgamesh, specifically his Zero and SN appearances. Both are Chaotic Good 5* Archers with EX Rank Noble Phantasms that deal bonus damage to enemies with a certain attribute. Gilgamesh is the oldest Heroic Spirit and Tesla is one of the youngest, when excluding original Servants such as EMIYA or Ryougi Shikinote . Gilgamesh's motive in Zero and FSN was to cull humanity to return the world to the Age of the Gods, while Tesla wishes to complete his "Nikola Tesla World System" continue advancing humanity's development.
- For Science!: His primary goal is to complete the "Nikola Tesla World System", which he envisions as being able to send interacting electric currents through space itself - in effect, revolutionizing the world a second time, once more after his death. When summoned under the protagonist, he mainly aligns with them because the destruction of humanity would prevent this system from ever coming to fruition.
- Forced into Evil: He really doesn't want to destroy humanity but is compelled to by Zouken. So he informs the protagonists of his plan and then walks instead of flying all the way to his destination - in effect, Fighting from the Inside and buying time.
- Gadgeteer Genius: By virtue of being an inventor, reflected in one of his Personal Skills, the A-ranked Natural Born Genius.
- Genius Bruiser: By no means is he lacking in brawn to go with his brains.
- Gentleman and a Scholar: Despite his arrogance, he's an extremely courteous and perfect gentleman, with a polite and straight-laced dispositions. He impresses Tamamo for being both intelligent and a real man.
- Graceful Loser: He takes his defeat in London rather well, partly because he knows he would never wish for humanity's destruction under normal circumstances, and partly because he's delighted that humanity's newest myths, meaning the protagonist and Mash, have managed to surpass his own.
- Hunk: He has a very handsome, rectangular face, which compliments his surprisingly muscular physique. Even Tamamo is taken in by his attractiveness in London. When compared to his living self◊ it's definitely a case of Historical Beauty Upgrade.
- Irony: Despite his lines claiming to have exceeded the thunder gods, his My Room lines express frustration that nothing he can do is at the same level as the gods of the distant past.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: He's Magic Super Tesla, so it's kind of natural. Even so it gets quite extreme when his electricity causes the fog to summon Tamamo and Kintoki in London.
- Magic from Technology: He is a very powerful Servant despite having a very young legend, because he was "the man who revealed Zeus' thunder to the world"; by putting electricity, previously seen only as a Bolt of Divine Retribution, into scientific terms, his legend as a Servant allows him to wield the divine lightning that he was the first to truly understand.
- Older Is Better: Averted, for once in the franchise. Despite being the newest Heroic Spirit (discounting Counter Guardians like EMIYA), having only died in 1943, Tesla's scientific contributions changing human society on an incredibly large scale have turned him into a focal point of human history, which grants him significant power for someone so recent.
- Rage Against the Heavens: His reason of electricity experimentation is laced with this. As lightning is the favorite method of smiting mortals for kings of gods like Zeus or Indra, and they're shining examples of Jerkass God with no way to fight back, Tesla perceived that power is the shackles that bound humans to the gods' tyranny. In gameplay, his Noble Phantasm does bonus damage against Heroic Spirits with Earth or Sky attributes.note
- Readings Are Off the Scale: Has an EX-Rank for his Noble Phantasm and his Pioneer of the Stars personal skill.
- Reality Warper: His Noble Phantasm can create localized space-time dislocation when directly invoked. In gameplay, this translates to it inflicting extra damage to any Earth or Sky Attribute enemies.
- Red Baron: Mark Twain called him Professor Thunder and Lightning, though "The Modern Prometheus" is also used to describe, due to him taking Zeus' thunder and granting it to mankind.
- The Rival: To Thomas Edison. The two of them don't let their rivalry get in the way of saving the day as shown in the America chapter... for a moment before slugging each other again. Most surprisingly, they enter a truce to help Helena in "Dead Heat Summer Race," but they both implemented buttons to eject the other over lava during the second phase of the race.
- Shock and Awe: His Noble Phantasm, System Keraunos, gives him dominion over the lightning he gave to mankind. He incorporates lightning and electric manipulation into all of his attacks, and directly invoking the Noble Phantasm will amp up the ability to the point that it creates a localized space-time dislocation.
- Situational Sword: His NP deals extra damage to Servants with the "Earth" or "Sky" attributes, and that encompasses enough Servants that it's basically a more situational version of Gilgamesh's Enuma Elish.
- Smug Super: While he avoids Insufferable Genius by otherwise being a classy man, he is VERY proud of that big brain of his and the power it granted him. No one calls him a genius as much as he himself does, his ascension lines are Blasphemous Boasts about surpassing the lightning gods of various pantheons, and he can't help but let out Evil Laughs every time he starts flinging lightning bolts around.
- Super Intelligence: He even has a skill called Natural Intelligence, a skill shared with da Vinci.
- Take That!: He seems to have a low opinion on Thomas Edison, his rival in life. In fact, whenever directly mentioning him he calls him "the devil Edison".
- "Of course the wraithsnote exist. Both spirits and humans."
- Worthy Opponent: His profile states that the King of Inventors, Thomas Edison, is his "worthy rival". So whenever they see each other, they immediately drop everything to start fighting and bickering with each other.
- In London, after noting that Kintoki is a fellow wielder of lightning and a Heroic Spirit of Man, he becomes eager to challenge the Berserker.
ID: No. 69
Command Cards: QAABB; (B)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Origin: Japan (16th century)
First appearance: Koha-Ace (as Demon Archer)
Background development: keikenchi
Illustrated by: pako
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
Oda Nobunaga was a warlord who attempted to unify Japan during the late Warring States (Sengoku) period of the 16th century. She was a modernist who revolutionised the stagnant military and civil traditions of Japan by incorporating the latest technological advancements into her strategies. The most iconic example is how she armed her soldiers with flintlock rifles (at a time when bow-and-arrow was the standard) and trained them in coordinated mass-movement tactics and gunnery rotation (when most fighting was hand-to-hand). She also implemented innovative free market policies within her territories, smashing the monopolies held by long-entrenched trade organisations, and enacted civil reforms such as currency regulation and standardisation of public services.
However, Nobunaga was widely feared for her ruthlessness and cruelty, as she killed or destroyed anything which stood in her way. Her most notorious deed was the burning of Buddhist temples which had been critical of her, killing thousands of adults and children. Her name became a byword for terror until she was forced to commit suicide due to the rebellion of her right-hand retainer, Akechi Mitsuhide. Due to this bloody reputation, this Heroic Spirit of Nobunaga has been summoned as the "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven".
She was first created as a joke Servant in Koha-Ace and was put in the game for the GUDAGUDA Honnoji event as the prize Servant. She's a major ally in GUDAGUDA Meiji Revival. She's an enemy in GUDAGUDA Strange Tales of the Imperial Capital Holy Grail.
- A-Cup Angst: She does not take her Demon King version being so buxom and statuesque well.
- Alternate Universe: Not from this game's home universe, which means that the "actual" Nasuverse Nobunaga could be different. While this was originally a joke due to her being from Koha-Ace, Servants being from different universes would become major plot points later.
- Anti-Cavalry: Her Noble Phantasm, Sandan Uchi, does extra damage to servants with the Riding skill. See More Dakka for details.
- Art Evolution: The GUDAGUDA Honnoji rerun has revamped animations for her.
- Badass Cape: Wears a red one, and in her fourth ascension art, it and her Cool Hat are seemingly the only things she wears.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Her entire concept is ridiculous, but she's actually reasonably powerful and when she's being halfway serious she can be both very insightful and very dangerous. Poor Okita just begins coughing up blood when she tries to be serious most of the time.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her arrival in the Grand Order world apparently caused her to drop a star in rarity, which also resulted in the creation of the Chibi-Nobus. She is NOT happy about either of these facts. One of the Craft Essences is even a comic strip of her and Okita making fun of each other's stats, ending in a brawl.Fate/Grand Order, play it with your best friends.
- Breakout Character: She is popular enough that the game's developers (jokingly) promised to add her to FGO after the game had 100 million users... which they later rounded down to 500,000. They really did end up adding her along with fellow Koha-Ace Servant, Okita Souji. And then, of course, the event was a big hit and was considered one of the early turning points for the quality of the game improving, and she blew many of the other 4* Archers of the day out of the water (as this was well before EMIYA'd gotten his buffs), which helped her popularity even more.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She proudly calls herself a Demon King. She even has a skill similar to Innocent Monster that she can switch on and off. One of the effects is making her chest as steep as a cliff or as big as she wants.
- Catchphrase: "It can't be helped!", which is based on an oft-quoted phrase from the historical Nobunaga himself "Zehi mo nashi."
- Crippling Overspecialization: Her skills are very effective against Servants with high levels of Riding and Divinitynote , but are weak against servants who were relatively normal people in life and had fewer mysterious legends surrounding them such as Hans Christian Andersen and Francis Drake.
- Crutch Character: Prior to Emiya's Rank Up Quests, Oda's kit was more synergistic for a Critical based AoE Buster Archer and her deck made more sense (having a BBAAQ setup as opposed to Emiya's triple Arts setup as well as a skill that increases both her critical damage and critical absorption). After Emiya received his Rank Up Quests and became a critical monster, however, she fell out of favor due to being Overshadowed by Awesome by other Buster based AoE Archers such as Arjuna and Tesla, who have higher rarity and broader niches than her. That being said, she's still a capable unit thanks to easily getting NP5 as a welfare 4*, doing sufficient AoE damage for lighter farming, and inflicting heavy Special Attack damage against enemies with the Riding and Divinity skills who are commonly found in Challenge quests.
- Darker and Edgier: During "GUDAGUDA Strange Tales of the Imperial Capital Holy Grail", you come across an alternate version that is much more serious and threatening, going to far as to shoot the protagonist in the flank. Officially, she's something close to an Alter version of Nobunaga as her more serious side is greatly emphasized over her gag qualities. Her fashion sense is even a bit more modernized and sharp, near-akin◊ to Imperial Japanese Army uniforms.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Her skills and Noble Phantasms give her the power to do this. With them, she has an advantage against Servants with high mystery and Divinity, though beings such as Gilgamesh or Karna are still generally out of her wheelhouse (although in-game, she actually can fight the Karna in the America chapter and win, despite type disadvantage).
- Fighting Clown: She's a parody character at her core. Her first appearance in Koha-Ace was as a super-deformed Servant created by keikenchi for a fake story arc, Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail. The whole point was that her specialization would make her... not a great Servant in a number of Grail Wars. But:
- Her Tenka Fubu: Innovation skill and Noble Phantasms are effective against things like divine beings. She's also capable of creating a Reality Marble. And like Okita, she's fighting with backup now, rather than alone, and that changes her situation considerably.
- In-game, she's a 4* event Servant, and while she's fallen in popularity a little bit, she's still a very powerful AoE Buster Archer with a critical niche (since as a welfare Servant she's a hell of a lot easier to get to NP5 than folks like Gilgamesh, Ishtar or even Emiya). And if she's up against a Saber or Berserker with Divinity and/or the Riding skill (which is rather a lot of the gold-rarity ones?) Let the games begin.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: She knows that she originates from a gag comic, and in FGO promotion, she and Okita take turns mocking the game.
- Full-Frontal Assault: In her Stage 4 and April Fools art she is naked save for her cloak and hat.
- Fun Personified: Like Okita, she's a gag character. Technically canon, but the joke is taking one of the most intimidating men in Japanese history and making them a tiny, squeaky-voiced girl who laughs about how she's a demon and has ridiculous speech patterns. You're not likely to see her outside of gag events.
- Gender Flip: Don't think too hard about it. It seems that the Nasuverse's Nobunaga is indeed a woman, as Chacha refers to her as "aunt" and Nobukatsu calls her "older sister" without any surprise. During a halfway serious moment Nobukatsu states that the clan elders tried to get in the way of her succession because of it, but unlike Altria, she seems to have just crushed all dissent and ruled openly as a woman.
- A God Am I: She styled herself as a demon and eventually as the Demon King.
- Guns Akimbo: Wields muskets one-handed in a Gun Kata fashion, sometimes akimbo and sometimes in conjunction with her katana. In the original Koha-Ace comics, her battle style is even likened to Mami Tomoe of Puella Magi Madoka Magica fame.
- Heir Club for Men: The clan elders did not want her to succeed because she was a woman and thus supported her younger brother Nobukatsu. However, Nobukatsu loved his older sister a lot and knew perfectly well that he was completely incompetent, so he decided the best thing he could do would be to eliminate the elders indirectly by staging uprisings and then getting crushed, taking them down with him. Her official profile in Fate/Grand Order Material I states their father initially planned to make Nobukatsu head of the Oda clan, but Nobukatsu was deemed to be lacking in his ability to protect the Oda clan. The position of clan head was instead given to Nobunaga, then Kipposhi, who exhibited greater potential than Nobukatsu.
- Hell: Buddhism version; the 40 AP Hell stages in her GUDAGUDA Honnouji event are all named after levels of Naraka.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: In her first fight in GUDAGUDA: Strange Tale of the Imperial Capital Holy Grail, she has a full Noble Phantasm gauge every round, and you can only get away by getting her first HP bar down, or surviving 7 Rounds.
- Hypocritical Humor: During GUDAGUDA Honnouji, she complains about Altria filling in for Uesugi Kenshin, saying that the famous Dragon of Echigo can't be a woman. Okita points out that none of them have any room to talk.
- In-Series Nickname: Nobu.
- Large Ham: Rie Kugimiya gets to flex her hamminess as an energetic Card-Carrying Villain.
- Limited Wardrobe: Like all event Servants, her appearance doesn't change as she ascends. She justifies this by claiming that her military outfit is too fashionable to change out of.
- Mascot Mook: The Chibi Nobus which are based on her Super-Deformed form in her home series are the recurring Mooks in the GUDAGUDA event series. They are also voiced by her voice actress (except the Nobu-sengumis, which are voiced by Okita's VA instead, and the special Chibi Nobus of the Imperial Capital post-event, which are voiced by the VAs of the original Servant lineup in Fate/stay night).
- Mental World: Her Reality Marble, Demon King of The Sixth Heaven, which replicates the place of her death, the burning Honnou Temple, as her battlefield. As a playable Servant, Nobunaga doesn't get to use it. Her evil clone in the Honnoji event does, however, but mostly as a visual element.
- More Dakka: Her Noble Phantasm, Sandan Uchi, allows her to summon 3000 guns to shoot the enemy with. This comes from the historical fact that, in one of the most iconic encounters of the Warring States Period, Nobunaga was the first to effectively employ rotating volleys of fire to win the Battle of Nagashino against the notorious Takeda cavalry.
- The Napoleon: Funnily and appropriately enough, she is surprisingly shorter than most servants are, considering her ego and authoritativeness can compete on the same level as both Nero and Gilgamesh.
- Nice Hat: A military cap would already qualify by itself, but then there's the large golden sun with the Oda crest on it.
- No Fourth Wall: She's already aware of the fourth wall, and being around her helps the protagonist and Mash break it as well.
- Older Is Better: Defied. She has a firm dislike for tradition and her Noble Phantasm does extra damage to Servants from earlier time periods with higher levels of mystery.note
- Permanently Missable Content: If you didn't gather at least 100,000 Honnouji points, she disappears from your Servant inventory after the event - and GUDAGUDA Honnouji's only been run twice, once in the first year of Grand Order and then two years afterward.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Her hair turns red when she activates her Demon King of Sixth Heaven Reality Marble as seen in her swimsuit Berserker's third form and during the climax of the Strange Tales of the Imperial Captial Holy Grail event.
- Ready for Lovemaking: Downplayed compared to the likes of, say, Altria Archer, but her last ascension line, coupled with her lack of clothes, is quite suggestive:I didn't expect you to be so devoted... It seems that I underestimated you. What's wrong? Come closer, the night is long. Let's talk.
- Red Baron: Demon King of the Sixth Heaven. And before her true identity is revealed, Demon Archer.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If her epithet is not scary enough.
- Situational Sword: Her Noble Phantasm only deals appreciable damage against Sabers or Berserkers that possess the Riding skill, which is generally Servant-only. Her second skill's bonus against Divinity is in the same boat. Without being against a Saber/Berserker without at least one of these qualities, she comes across as subpar, but when she's pitted against those that carry both traits (Caesar, Altera (Saber), Rama, Raikou (Berserker), Suzuka Gozen, Sigurd amd Musashi (Berserker)), they will turn into Nobunaga's prey. So far, the game has released at least one Servant per year that has both traits and a weakness to Archers.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Her Ascension materials are golden skulls, a giant skeleton appears behind her in all her card arts save her Final Ascension, and for the Valentines' event she gives a chocolate skull that she, in the description, happily explains you can turn into a mask if you cut it right and asks why the protagonist looks so serious.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: She's tiny, but wields multiple large muskets at one time. During one of her attack animations, she jumps and fires with enough recoil to propel her several feet further into the air.
- Throw-Away Guns: With her one-shot muskets. It only emphasizes her More Dakka nature of attacking.
- Tsundere: Basically how she acts with the protagonist at times, as seen if you choose to side with Okita over her in GudaGuda Meiji Revival.
- Vapor Wear: Her Stage 4 Artwork hints at it, what with her being surrounded by red and white tsubaki camellias(Japanese flowers symbolizing love, and death by decapitation) and seeming to be wearing nothing else but her cape. It's a reference to her original comic's artstyle which occasionally has characters depicted naked when arguing or embarrassed.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Okita are always bickering but in the end they'll still be friends. In GUDAGUDA Meiji Revival, they don't even want to fight each other but Hijikata and Nobukatsu forced them to.
- You Can Leave Your Hat On: Quite literally, in her final ascension.
ID: No. 60
Command Cards: QQAAB; (A)
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Origin: Greece (Classical Mythology)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Background development: Yuuichiro Higashide
Illustrated by: I-IV
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Artemis) and Nobutoshi Canna (Orion)
Orion: This here is the somewhat-pet-somewhat-stuffed-animal Oribe. Nice to meet you!
The person identifying as the legendary hunter Orion is actually Artemis, goddess of the moon and hunters (the real Orion is the bear cub accompanying her). Artemis was also the patron of Atalante, who protected her since childhood, gave her the bow Tauropolos, and lent her power to the Noble Phantasm Phoebus Catastrophe along with Apollo.
They debuted in the "Does Moon Goddess Dream of Dumplings" event, and in the Third Singularity: Sealed Ends of the Four Seas Okeanos, they appear as allies. They also cameo in "Dead Heat Summer Race".
- Absolute Cleavage: Probably one of the more striking aspects of her design. In her stage 3 artwork it goes all the way past her navel.
- Ambiguous Robots: Artemis' dress has a weird mechanical bit from it with a tube coming from it which persists even to her 3rd Ascension. In her Final Ascension, she is shown removing it, revealing it to be a fuel rod of sort. Later works suggest that Greek gods are actually robots of sort.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Most of their interactions have the two either bickering or Artemis beating Orion up for doing something perverted towards other girls, but there are points, particularly in their Interludes, where the two do show they legitimately love each other despite all that.
- Badass Adorable: Look at her picture and remind yourself, Artemis is one of the more notorious goddesses in Classical Mythology.
- Balance Buff: Many considered her as the worst SSR Servant until she got an Interlude in America that upgraded her Noble Phantasm (instead of merely being a moderate, increasing chance to NP drain based on Overcharge, it's upgraded to a guaranteed drain, while the new Overcharge effect is a guaranteed enemy critical-chance debuff at increasing potency based on Overcharge). Since then, she's stayed consistently useful with a powerful niche — while she still competes with Euryale as an anti-male unit (not that anything stops players from using both), she has a strong single-target stalling NP, even against non-males, when coupled with an Arts-focused team.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Don't let Orion's perverted nature or Artemis's ditzy and clingy one fool you; when they actually get serious and fight they can do all the damage one would expect a goddess to be capable of even in their weakened form. In Okeanos, Artemis easily takes on Blackbeard's crew and distracts Mary Read while Orion himself is almost singlehandedly responsible for helping take down Blackbeard by using the chaos of battle to sneak into the ammo hold of the ship and light up the gunpowder to make an explosion, crippling Queen Anne's Revenge and allowing Drake's Golden Hind to ram the enemy full-speed so Chaldea can board them.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: In their "angry" sprite, both Artemis and Orion are opening their eyes horribly wide. In Orion's case, his are this combined with Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Artemis as the boke and Orion as the tsukkomi, though Orion is not always a straight man when he goes into his usual perverted shenanigans.
- Boobs of Steel: Let's not beat around the bush here. Artemis' breasts are colossal and her outfit will like to remind you of this fact. And again, she's a Goddess. Though her Strength and Endurance stats are lower than normal (D and A, respectively), the rest of her stats are B-rank at the lowest, and A+ at the highest. That said, it should be noted these stats are mostly Orion's, not hers. Due to the way she forcibly hijacked the summoning process, most of her abilities and stats are sealed and replaced with his. This is also why she's considered male in combat, it's not her Saint Graph providing the data.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Prior to an update, their profile was obviously written by Artemis herself in her attempt to pass as Orion.
- Breakout Character: Japanese players like the duo (because they're funny), having been featured in several of the anthology manga chapters released so far.
- Broken Pedestal: Played for laughs with Atalante and Meltryllis, who both look up to Artemis greatly. They're not exactly pleased to see what a lovestruck idiot their idol has become. Meltryllis gets a double layer of shock because Artemis is one of the goddesses used as her base, meaning she might end up the same way.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Artemis all the way, to the point part of the reason she hijacked Orion's summoning was to make sure he wouldn't flirt with other girls. Indeed, many of her moments of attacking Orion for perversion are more because he's not doing it to her than anything else.
- A Day in the Limelight: They're the main star of the "Moon Goddess" event and when the rerun came the year after, Artemis also became the shopkeeper.
- Defeat Means Friendship: At the end of the "Moon Goddess" event, Artemis challenges the party to a fight — she refuses to accept a weak human as her master, after all. She then promptly complains you fought too hard.
- De-Power: While 'Orion' is actually Artemis just hijacking his Servant container, she's limited to being no stronger than the actual Orion. When she tries to kill Herakles during Okeanos, she complains that her Divine Authority as a Greek goddess should have nullified God Hand (which is granted by the gods) or at least shaved off more than half of the twelve lives. Orion explains that since she was hijacking his summoning, she's using his parameters and while he's a damn good hunter, compared to Heracles he's literally a Mook.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Before her Balance Buff, it was neither uncommon nor unfair to call her a "rich man's Euryale" as they occupied the same anti-male single-target nuking niche, but Euryale was more accessible (Rare vs SSR), Euryale arguably had more stalling tools with her Vampirism and Charm skills, Euryale did more damage from her NP alone (plus her Overcharge was more useful as a Charm rather than an NP drain), and meanwhile Orion had the benefit of higher base stats and skill-based damage and defense buffs (including her anti-male power-up). After the Interlude upgrade, Orion is now also a powerful damage dealer in stall-based teams, since her NP drain works on anything and still does high damage even without her anti-male skill.
- Energy Bow: Artemis's weapon doesn't fire normal arrows, but rather condensed blue-white mana in the shape of arrows. Her Noble Phantasm is for all intents and purposes just a souped-up giant energy arrow being fired off.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Artemis is implied to look much more monstrous in her true form, but she took this cutesy appearance because of Orion.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed — they're still friendly faces that are appreciated as allies, but they're quite annoying. The duo basically serves as the counterpart to Blackbeard during Okeanos, since Atalante is embarrassed to bits by Artemis while the rest of the heroic crew is politely distant from their squabbles. This extends to the summoned version as well. In the Interludes, the protagonist only has options implying that Orion and Artemis are annoying or trying to avoid them (saying "I'm not home!" at the start of the second Interlude), and Mash shares the same exasperation.
- Funny Background Event: After defeating Martha in their third Interlude, Martha and the rest of the party discuss what it means to love, and how Orion and Artemis do love each other despite their bickering. While Mash makes a comment, the player can see Orion sneaking off beneath the dialog box.
- Gender Flip: Subverted. As part of her pretending to be Orion himself Artemis claims that history merely got her gender wrong. Given the number of other Servants who genuinely are a Gender Flip, everyone buys it. However, everyone figures it out before too long.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: She doesn't really explain the mechanics but the faith to the moon in the "Moon Goddess" event attracted her attention.
- Groin Attack: Fate/Grand Order Material I revealed that Artemis has a second NP, its purpose is to shoot poor Orion into the enemy's crotch.
- Hair Decorations: Believe it or not, that giant metal structure behind her back shaped like a crescent (and becomes a full giant ring at her 3rd Ascension)? It's actually held in place by some of her hair.
- Head Pet: Orion is this in her stage 2 artwork and in-battle.
- If It's You, It's Okay: Artemis usually only has eyes for Orion alone, but by Bond 5 she admits that she wouldn't mind sharing a bit of her love with the protagonist as well. Orion himself is shocked that she would ever grow attached to anyone other than himself. Amusingly, the usual final Ascension artwork that features Artemis in an indecent pose also features Orion mooning the camera.
- Imagine Spot: While Artemis is already pretty clingy, Orion apparently imagines even worse in "Dead Heat Summer Race." Sanzang mentions the golden headband that Sun Wukong wore on his head (and which Sanzang doesn't actually have with her) that would constrict at a whispered phrase, launching Orion into a black-and-white imagine spot of Artemis using the headband on him and apologizing profusely on the spot rather than suffering this fate. Orion apparently thinks that Artemis would tighten the band for practically anything related to another girl.Artemis (imagined): "So now, if darling ever looks at, touches, thinks of, walks by, or smells another girl... Or another girl loses a hair in the street and he steps on it, or he sits in a chair that's still warm from another girl's body heat... Or he sees his reflection in a puddle made from raindrops that hit another girl's body... I can just say (whisper, whisper)?"
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: To a ridiculous extent. Her outfit doesn't even connect to her shoulders, and looks like the outfit is practically glued onto her breasts.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: It's noted that Artemis' archery skills are on a level that none of her shots will miss even if she takes the incorrect posture and stance of an archer.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: Artemis shoots arrows using her bow less than you'd think. Before her animation update, one of her attacks is simply charging at the enemy with her bow as a melee weapon like she were a battering ram. After her animation update, she will throw her bow like a boomerang for her Extra Attack. She also tosses Orion to scratch at the enemy.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: They add to Artemis being completely adorable.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
Artemis: "Oh, wonderful! A dragon! ...Wait, I'm sick of dragons. We fought a bunch of them at sea. I don't know who it is, but they suck at picking enemies."
- If not outright breaking it in the second Interlude, upon chancing upon a pack of wyverns.
- Orion uses the dialog box in his third Interlude to cover himself sneaking away. Note that while everyone else is fooled, the protagonist sees him do it In-Universe.
- Masochism Tango: Artemis and Orion truly do love each other, but a mortal and a goddess have incompatible ideas of how love work, so they will continue to make each other miserable and annoyed, but stay together anyway because they want to make it work.
- Me's a Crowd: In "Dead Heat Summer Race", it's revealed that since Artemis has the concept of prolificacy, she can create temporary copies of herself. She uses it to round up the many copies of Orion she accidentally created and threaten the racers with a barrage of her Noble Phantasm to help her.
- Morph Weapon: Her bow starts out fairly normal-looking (if golden-plated) despite being an Energy Bow, but by the end it resembling some sort of giant metal futuristic gun in the shape of a bow.
- Mystical White Hair: Well, she is a goddess.
- Nice Guy: Orion, when he's not being a pervert or raging against Artemis, is surprisingly down-to-earth and pretty friendly. Their profile notes that while Orion would shamelessly flirt with a female Master if summoned, he'll form a strong bond with a male one.
- Non-Linear Character: The "Moon Goddess" event is the in-universe Summoning Ritual for her to Chaldea and even if players haven't played that event, she'll make it the reason why she was summoned.
- Plucky Comic Relief: They're the main source of comedy in any event that has them in it. Their main role at Okeanos is basically to release tension every time the situation is looking too grim for the heroes.
- The Power of Love: Tri-star Amore Mio channels the power of Artemis' love for Orion into destructive force.
- Red Baron: Artemis' is Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt. Orion's is the Hunter.
- Say It with Hearts: Artemis occasionally does this. For example, in the introduction to the "Moon Goddess" event:"Orion" (Artemis): Oh, that's true. More specifically, he made a goddess fall in love with him ♥.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her stage 3 and 4 outfit reveal that her dress is this as well.
- Situational Sword: Before her Interlude upgrade, she excelled at fighting male Sabers and Berserkers (of which there are a large amount of both), due to her Punish the Unfaithful skill adding up to 100% damage bonus while she had an attack debuffing, high damage single-target NP. When combined, the resulting damage can easily One-Hit KO or at least cripple even the strongest male Saber or Berserker bosses. Outside this niche, she suffered with low Attack for her rarity and an odd card deck and generation stats note that made her tricky to use even in an Arts team. After her Interlude upgrade, her niche expanded to general stalling tactics and even non-male boss fights with a triple-whammy of decreased Attack, critical attack chance, and reduced Noble Phantasm gauge.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Artemis is clingy to Orion, calling him "Darling" and botching his summoning just so she could always be with him. This is also the main reason why Atalante is disappointed when meeting her. After all, when she was alive, Atalante made many excuses, including the lethal footrace, just so she wouldn't marry because of her oath to the virgin goddess. Then she meets her goddess and it turns out the goddess is a love-struck bimbo toward a perverted plush-like bear.
- Stripperiffic: Her dress in the earlier forms looks the part from the waist up, but is actually long enough to reach her ankles. Her stage 3 and 4 artwork however, is completely this. It can be summed up as a strip of red cloth that's magically sticking to her breasts to keep her dignity.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman:
- Soon after her Interlude upgrade that dramatically boosted her Noble Phantasm's Overcharge effect for enemy NP draining, the Rashomon event featured a boss with a huge amount of HP that would still yield rewards as long as 15 turns were endured, encouraging stalling tactics if players couldn't inflict enough damage to outright kill her. Orion's stock was quickly re-evaluated as she not only had a decent chance of killing the boss even without her anti-male skill, but she guaranteed a stalling win otherwise.
- The thematically-similar Onigashima event that followed shortly afterward also featured this style of boss fight (allowing either high damage or stalling tactics for rewards), but even more conspicuously had mostly male bosses for Orion to bully.
- The Unexpected: It was originally said that you can't summon a true Divine Spirit as a normal Servant. However, this isn't quite true and there are at least three loopholes that allow it. The one Artemis used was to simply hijack Orion's Servant container and abilities. However, as a result, she not only can't use her divine Authority, but is actually even weaker in some respects than Orion because they aren't really her skills. The other two workarounds are to either summon a bunreinote or for the Divine Spirit to be summoned into someone's body. There's also the option to summon a god that is so weak they can fit into a Servant container (Euryale and Stheno, the Gorgon Sisters, actually get stat boosts from the container)
- Walk on Water: Due to the circumstances of her summons she's technically capable of doing just about anything Orion could, and since Orion was the son of Poseidon in one legend she can walk on water just like him. The party isn't too impressed with this ability, even if it does provide an edge in attacking Blackbeard's ship.
- Woman in White: In Artemis' first two stages, though her dress trimmed with red in some areas. Her outfit changes to completely red after Stage 3 and whenever her Noble Phantasm is used however.
Command Cards: QAAAB; (B)
Alignment: Neutral Summer
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order (as Assassin)
Illustrated by: Daisuke Moriyama
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen
Once a complete indoor person, Osakabe-hime now enjoys the outdoor summer heat, becoming a survival game maniac (and totally not running away from her manuscripts).
One of the summer Servants for "Lord's Las Vegas Tournament" as a Swimsuit Swordmaster.
- Adorkable: Her new exaggerated expressions, her attempts to act cute, cheering for herself in her skill animations... this version of Osakabehime noticeably lacks the air of ethereal mystery that her Assassin self can pull off.
- Affectionate Parody: Turns out she's become addicted to the Battle Royale Game and purposely picked outfits and equipment that wouldn't be out of place in one.
- Alpha Strike: In her Noble Phantasm, she calls her reinforcements, in the form of an army of her paper animals.
- Always Accurate Attack: Her second skill buffs all allies to have the Sure Hit buff to bypass any Evasion.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She's much more overt about her crush on the protagonist, which includes feeling threatened by the presence of other swimsuit Servants.
- Critical Hit Class: Her first skill increases the damage of the first 3 critical hits used in the next 3 turns by up to 50%, and her Noble Phantasm increases the critical damage of all allies by 30 to 50% depending on Overcharge. Combined with her passive Independent Action adding another 10% critical damage and her naturally high Archer-class Critical Star Gather Rate, and she does impressive damage when stacked with all her other, non-critical-based buffs.
- Guns Akimbo: She is depicted with a pair of submachine guns in her Saint Graphs. However in gameplay she only uses one.
- Lonely Doll Girl: She's as socially awkward as ever, so her dive into multiplayer games is just her playing against her origami creations. The protagonist and Musashi both take pity on her for this, and offer to join in on her gaming sessions.
- Love Confession: After two years of nursing a big crush her final bond line sees her join an exceedingly small group of servants to declare her love for her Master with no ambiguity.
- Oh, Crap!: The look on her face after Kiyohime busts her lousy work on the drafts of their doujin for the next Servant Festival is definitely this.
- Paper Master: Osakabe-hime now shapes her paper shikigamis like those of military forces, like animals on bomber planes and tank-like hermit crabs.
- Starter Villain: She's the first Swordsmaster the protagonists try to take down after hearing from their sources that she's the weakest one. And they do take her down after getting into her casino and beating the battle royale with no major setbacks along the way.
- Weight Woe: She's on a diet, and is feeling insecure about her body. Her wish on the Grail is to maintain the ideal body weight forever.
ID: No. 255
Command Cards: QQAAB; (Q)
Alignment: True Neutral
Origin: Greece (The Iliad)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Rin Kususaga
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki
One of the princes of Troy, he was an incredibly handsome man that was approached by three Goddesses, each wanting the Apple of Discord, which was to be given "to the fairest." Each promised a boon: Hera offered to make Paris king of Europe and Asia, Athena offered him wisdom and skill in warfare, but Paris chose Aphrodite who offered him the love of the World's Most Beautiful Woman, Helen of Sparta, already married to the Spartan king Menelaus. Her kidnapping by Paris and Aphrodite began the Trojan War, during which Paris would cower behind the impregnable walls of Troy as his siblings and subjects died in droves for his love with Helen. After putting down Achilles during the sacking of Troy by having his arrows guided by Apollo, Paris is critically wounded by Philoctetes and perishes after Helen of Troy is unable to convince Paris' first wife, the nymph Oenone, to heal him.
He debuted in the Fourth Anniversary event.
- Animal Motif: Sheep. His companions are sheep-like creatures and his hair is done up in braided buns that resemble sheep's horns (and in his third ascension, he gains actual sheep's horns). It also reflects his early life as a shepherd before he gets involved in the goddesses' argument and eventually, the Trojan War.
- Apple of Discord: He can summon the original to create a Hate Plague, but because this would be difficult to control, he doesn't use it in gameplay.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His Noble Phantasm ignores invulnerability, fitting for someone who shuts down Achilles' Nigh-Invulnerability. Story-wise, it can strike weak spots, like Achilles's heel or Siegfried's back, without fail, but only if he knows about the weak point in the first place.
- Attack Its Weak Point: His skill Apollo's Eyes grants him 1 turn dodge along with critical down to an enemy and delete its buffs. If it indeed removed the buffs, it will also inflict "Exposed Weak Point" debuff that will cause the enemy to take extra damage from his Noble Phantasm, similar to Robin Hood's on poisoned target.
- Badass Adorable: For someone who had slain the invulnerable Achilles, this Trojan prince is very cute and likes his Master to give him a pat on the head. Being surrounded by cute and fluffy sheep helps.
- Big Brother Worship: He adores his older brother, Hektor, very much to the point of appreciating him for defending him despite being responsible for the Trojan War.
- Cutting the Knot: He's able to get away with complimenting Penthesilea's looks by calling them "cool".
- The Ditz: He's a bit of an airhead, just as one would expect from an infamously-lax prince. His Bond CE emphasizes this, by showing how simple-minded his judgement for whose bribe to take while choosing between the goddesses really was. He might not have even fully understood the implications of stealing Helen from her husband.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: At first glance, he appears to be Gender Flipped into a little girl, but he's actually in the form of a little boy with a girly appearance. However unlike Astolfo, the game makes it clear Paris is male, at least gameplay-wise as he takes male-only effects but not female-only ones.
- Fountain of Youth: The form he's summoned in isn't his natural form, rather it's one he's made to take on because of Apollo. Apollo tagged along with him in a similar vein to Artemis hijacking Orion's Saint Graph, and forcibly deaged him into a younger appearance to suit his own tastes.
- God Was My Copilot: The little sheep he constantly carries on his head? That's Apollo, the Sun God. Just as he guided Paris in sniping Achilles as revenge for Achilles murdering Troilus, Apollo tagged along with Paris' Saint Graph in the guise of a Sheep. He's also responsible for Paris' younger appearance, having modified his Saint Graph to take on said form. It's noted that having Apollo around is both a blessing and a curse, though he's more passive-aggressive and less outright pushy than his sister who squeezes Orion into a tiny corner of his own Saint Graph.
- Great Bow: The crossbow he uses is already really long when not taking account that he is basically a child. The poor guy can barely hold it straight, requiring him to place it over a pile of sheep to aim straight during his Extra attack.
- Horned Humanoid: He gains ram's horns in his third ascension, tying into his general sheep motif.
- Idiot Hair: He possesses an ahoge, quite fitting for Hektor's "idiot brother".
- Improbable Weapon User: Aside from his crossbow, Paris' main method of fighting is by throwing sheep, or having the sheep hold onto each other and using the links as weapons.
- Innocently Insensitive: If the player has Penthesilea, he admires her looks and outright says she's cool and wonderful. However, it is ambiguous if he had pressed her Berserk Button or not.
- Loophole Abuse: His buff-removal bonus damage also kicks in if he does it to buffs that the player puts on enemies vis-a-vis the likes of Kiyohime's Stalking Skill.
- Odango Hair: He wears his hair in braided hair buns in his first two sprites. In his third sprite, he instead has ram horns.
ID: No. 13
Spiritron Dress ID: No. 11note
Command Cards: QQAAB; (A)
Alignment: Neutral Good
Origin: England (Robin Hood)
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi
A legendary bandit clad in green who operated in the East Midlands of England during the 12th century. He become renowned for stealing from the corrupt and bloated upper classes and redistributing their wealth to the overtaxed poor. This Servant is just one of many anonymous rogues who became known as "Robin Hood", but as a Heroic Spirit he assumes the power of the legend itself: the accumulated prayers and wishes of the British underclass for a chivalrous hero to protect them from tyranny and injustice. He relies upon guerrilla tactics such as sneak attacks and poisoning, believing he is incapable of winning in a fair fight, but secretly longs to leave the anonymity of the forest and be embraced as a true hero.
He appears as an ally in the America chapter. He features in "Chocolate Lady's Commotion" and "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," the first Valentine's event and the second Halloween event respectively. He is a major ally in the Salem chapter of Epic of Remnant.
- Achilles' Heel: Debuff resistance and immunity is his bane, as he relies on poison debuffs to boost his Noble Phantasm damage, and without poison, his NP will only hit for average damage that other Archers can beat without much trouble.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: In his stage one card.
- Always Accurate Attack: His May King skill, in addition to the self evasion and critical star gain, is packaged with a one turn Sure Hit buff, letting him ignore enemy evasion.
- Animal Motifs: The clue's in the name. When he finally ditches his cloak, he instead gets a pet bird riding on his shoulder.
- Art Evolution: He received new animations for the CCC chapter and BB explicitly draws attention to this, bringing him out early in the story to show them off for the players.
- Boring, but Practical: A cloak that makes him undetectable, a poison bow, and some makeshift traps are all he needs to destroy entire armies in the lore, and in-game he's easily one of the most reliably damaging servants in the game, with Yew Bow in particular being devastating under the right circumstances.
- Butt-Monkey: To BB. He spends the CCC event being her errand boy, and she forcibly drains his levels down to 30. It carries into the 2018 summer event, where she puts him in a swimsuit and threatens to shapeshift him into a pig.
- Combat Pragmatist: Traps, ambushes, poisons - if it helps him win, he'll do it. Though he's always wanted to fight fairly at least once in his life. This is the basis of his Sabotage skill in-lore; at A rank, he can remove more than half of an enemy army from the field and seriously cripple their fighting power. In his original appearance in Fate/Extra, he tried to dispose of the player character and their Servant by poisoning the entire map rather than face them head on.
- Crippling Overspecialization: His strength as a unit comes from how strong Yew Bow is when he can throw it out when the enemy is poisoned. If the enemy resists or is immune to poison or debuffs, he becomes unviable as a result. With it though he becomes one of the best single target NP damage dealers for a low star Servant.
- The Cynic: He dismisses the possibility of the Grail existing because it's just too convenient.
- Deadpan Snarker: It seems to be a requirement of the Archer class.
- Expy: His backstory, specifically selflessly protecting everyone around him and ultimately being betrayed by them, is very similar to another Archer's and his role as a Legacy Character who has his own identity forgotten is very similar to Assassin's.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: He plays the role of the thief in Elisabeth Brave's adventuring party in "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," with Elisabeth being the fighter and Nitocris being the mage.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: His stage one card has the 'evil' smoking, considering Robin also has his hood up and a generally shabby appearance. In his later stages where his hood is down and he has a more refined look, he also ditches the cigarette.
- Green Thumb: By virtue of his Noble Phantasm, Yew Bow: Bow of Prayer.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In his backstory.
- Invisibility Cloak: His green cloak is his other Noble Phantasm, No Face May King/Faceless King. It will camouflage him, including his sound and scent, with his surroundings if he or other people who he lend the cloak throw its hood on. It makes him very good at hiding and fleeing from enemies as seen when he becomes the sole survivor of the team tasked to assassinate Medb in America. Aspects of this NP appear as both his Bond Craft Essence as well as the third skill he gained from his Rank Up quest.
- Irony: He dislikes knighthood, yet was summoned into a "knight" class.
- Just Like Robin Hood: He is Robin Hood (well, one of them). Notably he has no association with Little John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, or any of the traditional supporting cast from the legends.
- Legacy Character: One of many who had the identity of Robin Hood. Fate/strange fake implies the original Robin Hood was a comarade of Richard the Lion Heart.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Played for laughs. The culmination of his role as BB's Butt-Monkey was missing the near-entirety of SE.RA.PH's plot because she sent him to get some groceries. He walks back in as the final boss is revealed with absolutely no clue of what's going on.
- Mythology Gag:
- In My Room, he has comments for "that red Archer" and Tamamo. He yells at EMIYA for not protecting his Master and wants to go fox hunting, more specifically, after that pink fox with the big bushy tail.
- Robin is quick to banter with fellow Fate/Extra Servants Liz and Nero (though in her Bride form) in the America chapter.
- The robin from his Third Ascension outfit is a nod to Alice's Cock Robin from Mahou Tsukai no Yoru.
- The description of Swimsuit Tamamo's Noble Phantasm mentions that he is familiar with that technique.
- His updated attack animations are all based on his Attack, Guard, and Break animations from his home game, and his Noble Phantasm animation is updated to be more accurate to how he used it in said game as well.
- Nature Hero: He lived most of his life in the forest of Sherwood, and picked up quite a bond with the animals and spirits due to his druidic powers inherited from his father. The Yew Bow represents his becoming one with the forest.
- Not So Above It All: For all his cynicism, he still wrote a letter to Santa in the first Christmas event. He's mortified when EMIYA and David find out about it.
- Not So Different: He and EMIYA dislike each other, specifically because they are too similar.
- Only Sane Man: He's increasingly pushed into this role as he mostly wants to be left alone or get a job finished without too many shenanigans. This is especially prominent in "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," where his teammates are Elisabeth, a slightly smarter Elisabeth (Nitocris, according to him), and Ibaraki.
- Parrot Pet Position: A mysterious blue bird shows up in his third and final Ascensions, happily chirping away as he's shooting things in combat. According to his Valentine's Day return gift, Nameless Commemorative Coins, the bird joined him sometime around when a new lord took up the position of the corrupt old one whom Robin defeated. In the second Halloween event, he denies even associating with it and just says it follows him around everywhere. The robin also looks exactly like Alice Kuonji's Lost Robin Rondo familiar.
- Perfect Poison: It doesn't get more perfect than one that can infect spirits.
- Properly Paranoid: As he admits in the second Halloween event, he just doesn't feel safe without setting up traps. It pays off during the event versus some werebeasts, and of course his entire shtick as a Servant is setting up traps to deal massive damage.Robin Hood: "As a guy who roosts around these parts, I can't sleep at night without setting up some traps. I get all anxious."
Elisabeth: "Are you sure that's the werebeasts' fault? Is it not just that you need traps around to feel at ease?"
Robin Hood: "The latter, of course. A free safe haven doesn't feel right. Safety is maintained through hard work and money."
- Simple, yet Awesome: His Noble Phantasm, Yew Bow. It's a single-target NP that doubles or more in damage so long as the target is poisoned.note
- Sole Survivor:
- In the America chapter, he's the only one of the Resistance group of him, Billy, Geronimo, and Nero (Bride) to make it out of the ill-fated assassination attempt on Queen Medb.
- He's also the only non-party servant to survive SE.RA.PH until the very end on the basis that he was getting groceries for BB and literally missed 90 percent of the plot.
- Stone Wall: Somewhat downplayed. Robin has very high HP for a 3* servant, and while his Attack stat is below average, the incredible power of his Noble Phantasm more than makes up for it.
- Team Mom: Falls into this role during the 2018 Summer event.
- Weak, but Skilled: The concept that makes him the poster-boy for the "low-rarity EX tier", and central to his character and lore, to boot. As he himself will say, he's just a guy with a bow and a desire to help the poor - all he's really good at is laying ambushes and traps. But his traps tend to be absolutely deadly, and this is reflected in his Noble Phantasm. It's a hard-hitting single shot (up to 1500% scaling) that doubles or more in power when the target is poisoned. Normally, his damage is pretty middling, even among other Archers of his rarity, but if he gets NP charge and poisons his target via his first skill or another source, he can hand out six-digit NP shots, even at lower levels. At high levels, line everything up on a Saber or Berserker, and especially with additional support buffs he can drop upwards of half a million damage on a target in one shot. All this from a dude who you can get from the Friend Point gacha and who's merely okay in combat otherwise.
- The Worf Effect: His Noble Phantasm, lovingly detailed above, is completely ineffective against the 28 Demon Pillars in America.
ID: No. 125
Command Cards: QAABB; (B)
Alignment: Neutral Good
Origin: Japan (10th century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Shimokoshi
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
The revered founder of Japanese martial arts in the Kanto region. Reintroducing himself as "Fujiwara no Hidesato" late in life, he rose to fame when dragon gods tasked him with the extermination of a giant centipede atop Mount Mikami. Receiving a never-emptying rice bag as a token of gratitude from the gods, Tawara further made his name as an oni slayer, most notably against the immortal Taira Masakado.
He debuted as an ally in the Sixth Singularity: Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot.
- Big Eater: Hardcore. The man truly enjoys eating and is constantly looking for excuses to have extra meals.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A cheerful warrior who enjoys his fights as much as he enjoys his meals.
- Boring, but Practical: Compared to the other 3* Archers, who operate as single-target nukes (David, Euryale and Robin) or critical-hit-based attackers (Billy and Ko-Gil), his Noble Phantasm seems ordinary by comparison—even if it is not technically bad as an AoE niche attack.
- Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: His role in Camelot can be summed up as being the babysitter of a certain airheaded monk.
- Distressed Dude: After Sanzang becomes Chaldea's ally in Camelot, they have to free her "student" Tawara from prison (and save Hassan of the Serenity from their on the mountain people's behalf, too). The reason why he's captured is because he protected the careless Sanzang.
- For Happiness: His one goal. Where most heroes have their own noble ambitions, he simply enjoys making everyone around him happy. He also gives it as the main reason he chose the gift of his beloved rice bag over anything "cooler"."I didn't need a famous sword, and I didn't want a famous bow either. And all I'd use a famous spear for is as a laundry pole. But this. This alone is what I wanted. I desired it no matter what I had to do. These bales exist solely to bring people joy."
- Foreshadowing: Prior to Tawara's debut, Kintoki mentions him during Onigashima, particularly mentioning Tawara's ability to summon rice that would easily feed an entire village. This hints to his role in Camelot, where he does exactly that.
- Great Bow: He uses a yumi, a Japanese bow what is larger than him and the description for his Noble Phantasm says that firing the shot would normally require five men to string the bow.
- Improvised Weapon: When he's not firing his longbow or swinging his sword, then he's throwing his rice bag in someone's face. Or alternatively, shooting the contents of the bag at the enemy, as he reportedly did during the Holy City Raid.
- Infinite Supplies: His trademark, a bag of rice that never runs out that he got for helping a dragon woman deal with her giant centipede problem. He also received an unlimited piece of silk from her.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: He is blessed by a dragon, and can call upon its power through his demon-slaying Noble Phantasm.
- Last-Name Basis: He's most often called "Tawara", although a few characters do address him by his first name "Touta".
- Making a Splash: His Noble Phantasm wreathes his arrow with dragon-shaped torrent.
- Mundane Utility: His Inexhaustible Rice skill has this as its main purpose. The Servant System creating a Rank EX Noble Phantasm whose effect is to produce vast amounts of food rather than anything combat-worthy actually causes Mash to think about the idea of Servants leading peaceful lives rather than living for battle.
- Odd Friendship: With Xuanzang Sanzang since Camelot. Sanzang treats him as her student, which he reluctantly accepts, more or less. He would often scold her for her lack of carefulness, even acting as a "babysitter" to her. The reason why he was in prison during Camelot was because he got caught when he protected her after she had caused trouble.
- Punny Name: His surname is a pun based on the fact that it can also mean "straw rice-bag", as he was awarded a bag filled with rice.
- Stone Wall: All of his skills focus on survivability. His first skill heals him in addition to a Buster Up, his second skill is a two-hit Evade with a Defense Up and his third skill increases the team's max HP for three turns. His Bond CE also heals the team every turn when he's out.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has bright green hair.
ID: No. 122
Command Cards: QQAAB; (Q)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: England (Tristan and Iseult)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Shizuki Morii
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama
Live actor: Daisuke Kikuta
Tristan was born of King Rivalen of Leonois and Blancheflor. Since his birth tragedy seems to have been his lot — King Rivalen was killed in battle before he was born, and Blancheflor died post-partum, leaving him under the care of King Rivalen's servant Loire. Upon reaching adulthood Tristan entered the service and gained the trust of his maternal uncle, King Mark of Cornwall — a trust shattered by his love for his liege's betrothed, Iseult. After exiling himself in shame, Tristan, now under Altria's service, married another woman also named Iseult, even as he pines for the first Iseult.
He debuted as a villain in Camelot and appears as an ally in SE.RA.PH. He has a minor, silly role as a Queen's Knight in the second Halloween event, "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins."
- Absolute Cleavage: Male example, his base appearance has his shirt unbuttoned in a way it clearly shows his large scar he received after being poisoned in his chest.
- Achilles' Heel: He was poisoned in life, which has led to him having a particular vulnerability for it as a Servant thanks to its influence on his legend. Unfortunately, when the Hassans attempt to exploit this weakness, they find that his Reversal gift has flipped this into being immune to poison instead.
- Always Accurate Attack: As may be implied by its name, his bow Failnaught's magical arrows always strikes true. Always. As such, he hardly ever tries to actually aim or hold his bow properly, and he doesn't even need his eyes to aim. In gameplay, this is represented by his Noble Phantasm granting a turn of Sure Hit to ignore evasion on the NP itself and any follow-up attacks on that turn.
- Animal Motif: His motif is a bird. Mordred and Bedivere try to find a different motif for him and compare him with a bat and a whale instead, which pisses him off (although, he still agrees that a whale would suit him).
- Archer Archetype: Probably the most serious and focused of the Round Table. That said, he does have moments where he more comical.
- Ascended Extra: He was first mentioned in Arthur's monologue in the battle against Arash in Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver, and now he is a playable Servant.
- The Atoner: Based on his quotes from My Room, Tristan actually admired Altria very much and deeply regrets his parting words with her, he warns you that he once turned on his King, not with malice, but with disdain for himself. When asked what he hates, he says "disrespectful words", and is quite clearly referring to himself, and if he were to obtain the Grail he would use it to fulfill the wish of Altria.
- Badass Cape: Just like his peers at the Round Table, he will get a fabulous cape upon Ascension.
- Balance Buff: His Noble Phantasm was buffed via Interlude to now, in addition to Sure Hit and the base damage being upgraded, to in addition flat out ignore Defense. This buff makes him fairly strong now since before his biggest issue was that his attacks, while having high Attack for his Class/Rarity, did less damage due to the Class Modifier, meaning any defense buffs would drop his usage.
- Bishōnen: Ties with Bedivere for the prettiest man at the Round Table, his profile even remarking that he "always seems sad - and beautiful". Even Meltryllis assures you of this fact. He essentially looks like Ren Suzugamori with a more orderly haircut.
- Blessed with Suck: Lion King's blessing reverses his nature, making him immune to poison that killed him in life, powerful against everything but Shielder and Saber, and reversing his personality from a somber, delicate man into a cold emotionless killer.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He has an obsession with the arts and poetry, uses his bow to fly around and always goes around with his eyes closed, despite being an Archer. During meetings, you can never actually be sure if he's awake or not.
- Catchphrase: "How sad (kanashii)..." It's become a meme in Japan.
- Critical Hit Class: Tristan's best use is for star-generation, considering his cards' multiple-hit nature, across all types. Coupling this with his Quick-based Noble Phantasm, he is a very useful element for any Quick-based team.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Tristan's attack animations deliver all have a high number of hits: 4 for his Quick cards, 3 for his Arts cards, and 5 for his Buster cards. This helps him fill up his NP gauge faster and produce more critical stars. It works against him in his Camelot boss battle, as the high number of hits rapidly fills up the NP gauges of the player's Servants.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In SE.RA.PH., after Meltryllis defeated him and spared his life, Fujimaru and Gawain make use of the knight's code of honor and that he has to serve Fujimaru as his Servant. Tristan agrees with it, but only because he has already witnessed glimpses of Fujimaru's righteousnous. It is clear that Tristan would not have followed them if Fujimaru turned out to be a bad person.
- Demonic Possession: In Camelot, Hassan of the Cursed Arm's last resort is to unleash Shaytan residing in his arm on Tristan, possessing him and turning him into a mindless beast.
- Despair Event Horizon: Slaughtering his fellow comrades-in-arms made him despair to the point of being unable to move. Lion King had to give him Reversal to overcome it, turning him into the emotionless killer that he is in Chapter 6.
- Dissonant Serenity: Always calm and kind of melancholy, which clashes pretty badly with some of his more reprobable actions.
- Distinction Without a Difference: In the second Halloween event, he says a variant of "I'm not fired, I quit" — he claims he threw the match when he was about to lose, so he wasn't actually defeated since he gave up on winning. Mash is quick to call this out as a sad distinction.
- Double Unlock: He can only be summoned from the story gacha after beating Camelot.
- Evil Laugh: After spending most of Camelot in a state of Dissonant Serenity, he belts out a sudden and somewhat disturbing one after cutting down Serenity and Hundred Personas and before revealing the weakness to poison has been reversed into an immunity to poison by his blessing.
- Eyes Always Shut: People were never really sure if he was awake or not because unless things were very serious, he always kept his eyes shut but was still aware of everything going on around him. Altria was never sure if he was awake during their meetings and he once slept through a parade while sitting on his horse. On the rare occasions you can see them, his eyes are gold and apparently slitted.
- FaceHeel Turn: In Camelot, he killed the other Knights of the Round table with Gawain, Agravain and Lancelot for rebelling against the Rhongomyniad-possessed Altria in the prologue to the Camelot singularity. He then falls into despair and the Lion King eventually grants him a boon that reverses his disposition so that he'll go back to getting things done and can cope with what he did.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Because of the blessing he was given, Reversal, every aspect of him was inverted. So for his in-game boss unit, Sabers which are normally weak to Archers are strong against him.
- Hate Sink: The Tristan serving the Lion King in Camelot (commonly called Reverse Tristan due to the nature of his Gift) is by far the darkest and least sympathetic member of the Lion King's forces. While every other Knight is shown to have some sympathetic qualities, Reverse Tristan's screentime is devoted entirely to slaughtering defenseless innocents (and in one case, his own men for wanting to bury their fallen before going after Chaldea) and making extremely pretentious speeches about his "sadness". The summonable Tristan is a lot more affable and even he shows disgust at his alternate self, to the point of trying to use that version of Tristan's existence as his own sin that needed confession and atonement.
- Hero Killer: Kills both Serenity and Hundred Faces in Camelot.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself at the end of SE.RA.PH to get Meltryllis away from Kiara.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: For once averted for an Archer. Because of how Failnaught works, he literally doesn't need to aim or use arrows, as he uses soundwaves to attack with that automatically home in on his opponent.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: His bow has multiple strings and he likes to fire his homing shots by playing it like a harp.
- Improbable Weapon User: We knew before his reveal that he used something that "could only tangibly be called a bow", and that he had a serious misunderstanding about bows. Initially the guess was that he beat people with the bow like it was a mace or an axe, but instead, his bow is some twisted mix of a Klingon sword and a harp that he shoots auto-aiming soundwaves with.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The Tristan summoned in SE.RA.PH is just one of hundreds Servants who participated in that Holy Grail War. While Suzuka joined BB and became a Sentinel, every other Servant became more and more Ax-Crazy within SE.RA.PH. Only Tristan has managed to stay away from the corruption despite the fact that he slaughtered seven Servants himself. It really shows how much of a good heart he really has and why his reversed personality was so vile in Camelot.
- In-Series Nickname: He's called "Tori" (bird) by Mordred in Camelot and the protagonist in SE.RA.PH.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Comes with the territory, and in fact may be the most androgynous out of the Knights (counting even the so-called "male Saber-face" Bedivere).
- Loophole Abuse: Promised a Hassan protecting refugees that he would not move his feet or his aiming hand for a day in return for his life. When the Hassan kills himself believing he bought the refugees their lives, Tristan then kills them all because if he wanted him to not shoot, he should've told him to not move a single finger, since all he needs to do for his sound wave arrows to strike true is to pluck the bowstring.
- The Magnificent: In "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," he shows up particularly melodramatic and introduces himself first as "Tristan the Tragic" then simply "Tristan the Sad".
- Mundane Made Awesome: Bedivere's Interlude reveals that Tristan uses Failnaught for fishing.
- Musical Assassin: He plays his bow like a harp, even making music when his sonic arrows are launched towards the enemy.
- Not Quite Flight: During "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins" he remarks that he can fly using his bow and soundwaves, but SE.RA.PH establishes that he can only use his bow to glide, not upwards flight.
- Parting Words Regret: He himself admits that the thing he muttered before leaving the Round Table was needlessly cruel remark and he regrets uttering those words.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Not an actual speech, but more like an offhand comment. When Tristan left Camelot for good, he mumbled that "the king could not understand the human heart". This comment triggered a series of tragedies, as it caused several knights (including Lancelot) to doubt Altria's nature. The impact of his words were so devastating that it became his third skill.
- Support Party Member: Tristan is notably lacking in any form of direct attack increase when compared to other 4* Archers. His first skill clears mental debuffs like Charm, heals his allies, and provides the entire team the ability to dodge one attack. His second skill charges up his NP gauge significantly, at the cost of sealing his NP for one turn. His third skill removes enemy buffs and lowers their critical attack chance. His Noble Phantasm also lowers the target's debuff resistance.
- Token Evil Teammate: Despite his perpetually serene demeanor, he's easily one of the Lion King's most terrifying and ruthless enforcers in the Sixth Singularity: Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot, casually murdering innocent villagers in cold blood, and treating them like trash. It's quite telling how the Hassans mention him specifically for exacting their vengeance. Players often have to remind themselves that the summonable Tristan is nothing like this version of him, and in the opening of the second Nero Fest, even the default Tristan acknowledged just how evil his Camelot version was to the point that he considered himself sinful for having such version that murdered a lot of people.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When he was leaving the Round Table, his last action was to mutter "The king does not understand the hearts of men". The other knights heard him say that, and Lancelot in particular was affected by those words which eventually lead to him getting closer to Guinevere to lessen his king's burden. In the end, he ended up accidentally setting up a domino effect that lead to the fall of Camelot.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: The Knights of the Round would generally all squabble and fight when they weren't on duty, even when they meet in other circumstances like the second Halloween event and SE.RA.PH. Gawain is used to it, but Meltryllis simply assumes that he still hates her until the end of the event when he saves her from her attempted Heroic Sacrifice. Not that she cares.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His boss fight in Camelot is relatively easy by the standards of the fights in the chapter, but his biggest weakness is his multi-hit attacks and his Noble Phantasm, as they can fill a target's NP bar quickly. Against Servants who can rapidly restore the party's health to stay ahead of his attacks (Andersen, Tamamo, etc), Servants who can debuff his ATK into oblivion (Asterios, who can solo him), and/or Servants who can just tank and outlast him (Leonidas being the biggest example), he basically ends up in a battle of attrition he simply cannot win.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In SE.RA.PH., he's originally an antagonist trying to kill the "devil woman" Meltryllis and believes her to be untrustworthy, but his reasoning isn't completely unsound as almost every Servant here and every one he's encountered so far has been driven completely Ax-Crazy, and BB and the other Alter Egos haven't exactly been benevolent.
- You Remind Me of X: In SE.RA.PH, BB speculates the reason he tried so hard to protect Meltryllis is because her appearance bore a strong resemblance to Isolde. Meltryllis doesn't buy it and BB admits that she's just guessing because she doesn't actually know what Isolde looks like.
ID: No. 246
Command Cards: QAABB; (A)
Alignment: Lawful Good
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Takahashi Keitarou
Voiced by: Hayato Fujii
A legendary Swiss hero that fought for the downtrodden along with his son. He was made famous with a certain event where he managed to shoot an apple planted onto his son's head with a crossbow.
He appears in Lostbelt No. 4: Yuga Kshetra as an ally.
- Always Accurate Attack: Not only does his Noble Phantasm give a turn of Sure Hit, ensuring the NP and further attacks on that turn will pierce evasion, but his NP also has a unique increase in damage to those who are trying to Evade. In lore, it manipulates causality so that it always strikes its target, not unlike Gae Bolg. Furthermore, if by some impossible chance that the shot from his Noble Phantasm misses, he has a second Noble Phantasm that functions the same way, but would only activate and exist if his target didn't get hit by the first.
- Anachronism Stew: Despite hailing from a 14th century legend, Tell appears in relatively realistic modern military gear and his repeating crossbow is outfitted to resemble an assault rifle.
- Cool Old Guy: He looks fairly aged compared to the other Servants, but he's still a very competent Archer.
- Critical Hit Class: William Tell is a critical-based Arts Archer. Two of his skills in particular focus on crits — his first skill gains up to 30 Critical Stars, which are almost guaranteed to be absorbed by his third skill which spikes his already decent Critical Star Absorption by 1000%. This means he can get a one-turn critical Brave chain that will have 100% extra critical damage from that same third skill, plus his passive Independent Action A increases it by a further 10%. In this regard, he serves as a cheap free version of Summer Archer Altria.
- Eyepatch of Power: He gets one in his third ascension. It doesn't hamper him at all.
- Glass Cannon: Downplayed example — his stats are relatively balanced for his rarity and class, but his skillset features little defense. His Skill Seal skill and Debuff Immunity skill give him utility, but offer less protection than the array of Charms and Evasion skills that every other 3* Archer has.
- Hunter Trapper: A lot of his My Room dialogue revolves around this lifestyle.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: In a class defined by its accuracy and marksmanship, Tell stands out as a master of masters via his Aiming EX skill, through which he can even precisely strike targets while blindfolded. It's noted to be differentiated from the Marksmanship skill by not aiming, but instead blending into the world, controlling even his heartbeat, and harmonizing such that the arrow can't help but hit the target, something which is noted to be more akin to Eastern kyudo than Western traditions of archery and marksmanship. This means that not only is Tell a completely self-taught master of a craft that's not even native to his continent, but surpasses even those who are masters of it in their homeland.
- Last-Name Basis: Is called like by his last name, just like the other William.
- Limit Break: He's an Arts-crit focused Servant who specializes in generating his own stars so he can unload them all at once the following turn to fill his NP gauge for massive burst damage. His sustained damage isn't shabby either with his 3-turn Arts buff only a low 6-turn cooldown at max rank.
- Old Soldier: His depiction is far more modernized as a grizzled combat veteran in modern military gear.
- One Steve Limit: He's the second William in the game, after Shakespeare; third if counting William McCarthy Jr., a.k.a. Billy the Kid. This does not become problematic, since both of them are called by their last names, and Billy by his alias.
- Papa Wolf: His efforts to protect his son went as far as (unwittingly) reforming his country.
- Semi-Divine: His NPC version appearing in fourth Lostbelt has Divine trait due to Arjuna Alter's divinity.
- Smoking Is Cool: He picked up smoking after being summoned. He takes a drag of a cigarette in his Skill animations.
- William Telling: It is what he's most famous for, after all. His Noble Phantasm references this by showing an apple with an arrow, through it's superimposed above his target.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Even after being brainwashed by Ashiya, he still can't bring himself to harm a child, which Chaldea exploits to take him down.