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Heroic Spirit of Vengeance

Avenger is the secret "eighth Class" of Servant that could be summoned in the Holy Grail War, and was forbidden because it is guaranteed to summon an Anti-Hero or Evil-aligned Heroic Spirit. Avengers are marked by an all-consuming hatred or thirst for revenge against a certain target, whether it be an individual, a concept, or even the entire World. Whereas most individuals will gradually heal and forget a grudge with time, the curse of the Avenger class makes their vengeance burn in perpetuity, as painful as a fresh wound for the rest of their existence.

Avengers are strong against Rulers and weak against Moon Cancers.

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  • Always Chaotic Evil: The vast majority of Avengers released so far have been Evil-aligned. They appear to share this trait with the Beasts, if Tiamat's profile is any indication. There are some exceptions over the years, though.
  • Ax-Crazy: Of a different sort than the Berserker class, as Avengers are fueled not by madness but by murderous hatred and rage. Their Avenger skill measures their ability to accumulate grudges with others, and therefore to gain more power for their dark abilities.
  • Bound and Gagged: Their class card depicts a tortured and emaciated prisoner staring forward with a single empty gaze. It's not unreasonable to assume that, given the original backstory mentioned in Fate/stay night and Fate/hollow ataraxia, this was the original form of Aŋra Mainiiu, the very first Avenger introduced in the franchise.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of Ordeal Call II, most of Chaldea's Avengers leave with prompting from Dantès, as they and the Protagonist conclude that their focus on anger and vengeance doesn't fit with the Protagonists personality and how they want to resolve the CHALDEAS plot. The Avengers choose to leave because they want the Protagonist to stay true to themselves. In-game this is represented by most of the Avenger Servants in the Spiritron Record system are labeled "Link Lost", similar to Musashi but without the finality that her "Data Lost" status meant, meaning that they can still come back one day (indeed, Dantès refers to Abigail Williams as the "key"). The Three Summer Avengers (Kama, Erice and Chloe), the three non-Proper Human History avengers (Maou Nobunaga, Ranmaru X and Space Ishtar) along with Aŋra, Marie Alter and Ushi-Gozen, remain with Chaldea, presumably due to not being "proper" avengers.
  • Critical Hit Class: All Avengers have the Oblivion Correction Passive Skill, which boosts the damage of critical hits, and all of them except for Aŋra Mainiiunote , Space Ishtar, and Kamanote  have Active Skills that either drop Critical Stars, increase their C. Star Gather Rate, and/or further boost their critical hit damage. However, they have an inherently low star absorption rate, which means it can be difficult to take advantage of this.
  • Damage Over Time:
    • Half of the Avenger roster (Dantès, Jeanne Alter, Gorgon, Nobunaga, and Kagekiyo) also do lingering damage per turn after their Noble Phantasm is used, though building a team around slow damage per turn is a niche tactic for Challenge Quests that may nullify traditional sources of damage, and is infrequently used by a typically Glass Cannon class. Then again, Oblivion Correction and high passive NP gain upon being hit helps them spam their NPs and pile on the damage ticks. Thematically, this trope also emphasizes the lingering hate that their evil revenge leaves behind.
    • Edmond Dantès has the most notable source of damage over time. After his Rank Up quest his AoE NP applies a rare Curse amplification debuff, doubling the damage of Curse effects for five turns and giving him synergy with other Curse Servants like a couple of other Avengers. His own NP applies a modest-scaling Curse (from 500 to 1500 depending on Overcharge) for five turns.
    • Jeanne Alter also applies a 500 to 1500 damage Curse based on Overcharge level for five turns to a single enemy.
    • Gorgon has an unusually strong AoE Curse that starts at 1000 damage per turn for five turns, basically double that of other Servants' Curse effects, and improves with Overcharge to a maximum of 3000 damage per turn.
    • Nobunaga applies a static 1000 Burn damage over five turns to all enemies, a departure from the others' Curse effects and encouraging synergy with Burn Servants instead like Archer of Inferno or Kiyohime.
    • Taira no Kagekiyo applies an unusually strong Curse that starts at 1000 damage per turn for five turns, and improves with Overcharge to a maximum of 5000 damage per turn. However, her NP is single-target, so it's not as broken as it sounds, but she can apply a party-wide static 500 Curse damage per turn for three turns as well thanks to her third skill.
  • Glass Cannon: Not quite as glassy as some others, but this tends to be how they play - they all have very high ATK for their rarity (Dantès and Demon King Nobunaga share 8th highest ATK in the game and Kagekiyo having the 7th highest while Jeanne Alter has the highest with Avenger Kama being not far behind with the 2nd highest, while Gorgon and Hessian Lobo have the highest and 3rd highest ATK of all 4* Servants, as well as Salieri having the highest ATK among all 3* Servants), an innate ATK bonus on top of that, NP bars that fill very quickly and a double damage bonus against the game's designated Stone Wall class, but they have middling HP and only have a defensive bonus against Rulers. On top of this, the Moon Cancer has class advantage over them and walks all over them. A few of them have some minor defensive skills, but they do often need a little help staying alive.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: Servants like Dantès get power boosts as Servants for being icons of wrath and retribution. Unfortunately, as it is with Salieri, actually having been a man of rage and vengeance isn't necessary for public perception to mutate you into one against your will.
  • Laughing Mad: All of the Avengers save Avenger of Shinjuku and Space Ishtar sport quite the deranged laugh.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Defied Trope. The primary condition for this Class isn't simply that the Servant seeks vengeance, but that they are justified in doing so. Should their motives for seeking revenge be hollow, mistaken, or misprioritized in any way, they cannot be summoned as an Avenger. This is why a good number of vengeful Servants end up as Berserkers instead; Kriemhild for instance has all the markings of an Avenger when looking at her backstory, but because her vengeance was based on a lie that she herself questioned the validity of, she cannot be summoned as an Avenger, instead being a Berserker.
  • Not Always Evil: While most Avengers have the evil alignment, there are four notable Avengers that don't.
    • The first exception is Oda Nobunaga in her Avenger form, though, her alignment has not only shifted from Lawful to Chaotic, it represents her leaning so hard into the legends and hearsay that surround her that her attribute has changed from Human to Earth. Even then, though, she's one of the few Avengers who is not actively seeking revenge against other people.
    • The Dioscuri also buck the trend by being Chaotic Neutral, but their case is a bit more complicated as they have unique circumstances, since only one of them is actually an Avenger (Castor), and it's heavily implied it's only Pollux's influence that keeps him from going completely off the deep end as when they do go off the deep end, as their Alternate Self in "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range: Olympus" shows, they can be just as monstrous as any Avenger indulging in their base instincts.
    • Mysterious Ranmaru X also bucks this trend as she is the first Avenger to actually have the Good alignment.
    • Erice also breaks this trend as she has a neutral alignment as the main reason she got into the Avengers class is not because of any hatred she has, but rather because of her status of The Dreaded within Fate/Requiem.
    • Chloe also breaks this trend with her Good alignment, though she was originally an antagonist in Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA.
  • Power Glows: Much more so than other Servants, Avengers tend to visibly glow with their dark power in high-tier ascensions.
  • The Power of Hate: Avengers, as their name implies, are fueled by hatred and a lust for revenge so intense they'd destroy the world to attain it. Only their Masters and whoever else they still cherish in spite of their rage can keep them from going on a rampage. Their Avenger class skill is The Power of Hate weaponized, making them more powerful the more hatred others have for them. This is ultimately why the Avengers choose to leave Chaldea at the end of Ordeal Call II, as their methods and motives don't align with the Protagonist's hopeful outlook and they don't want the Protagonist to become like them.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: While they fight for the cause of humanity when they are summoned to Chaldea, a lot of them don't give a shit about protecting humanity. They are doing so just because they got summoned into Chaldea.
  • Rare Random Drop: Frustratingly more so than the oft-mentioned Saber class. Only the following fourteen (technically thirteen) are playable:
    • Dantès, Jeanne Alter, Nobunaga, Kagekiyo, Kama, and Space Ishtar are SSR/5* rarity (and they alongside with 4-star Summer Erice and Summer Chloe are all limited-release, only appearing in their own events or other major landmark dates).
    • Aŋra Mainiiu is the rarest thing you could ever hope to get in the Friend Point gacha, or any gacha overall (and is pretty much a Joke Character mechanics-wise); although his insane drops during "Fate/Accel Zero Order" (where he debuted in)note  made him a prized Servant.
    • Gorgon is a story-locked SR/4*—and is probably one of three Avengers you can conceivably use on most days... even if she came after the seventh Order. Salieri is a similar case, albeit as a R/3* he's much easier to get... but he's only available after completing first Lostbelt of the second storyline. He is, however, easy to get in Class-based Rate-Ups since he is only one of two 3* Extra-class Servants. Marie Alter is also story-locked as well for a Ordeal Call chapter that newer players won't have access to for quite a while, and she is also SSR/5* as well.
    • Avenger of Shinjuku and Nitocris Alter are the only ones to actually be available in any non-FP gacha at any time, and even then they're an SR Servant and a SSR Servant respectively so there's only a 3% chance and a 1% chance respectively of possibly rolling them in any given roll (and then you need to get them, alone, out of the sea of other Servants).
    • The Dioscuri play with this since technically they're classed as Saber, but one of them (Castor) is actually an Avenger and has all the Avenger class passives, and they're an SSR Servant so there's only a 1% chance of possibly rolling them in any given roll (and then you need to get them out of the sea of other 5* Servants while praying you don't get a different 5* Saber).
    • This trope is even more noticeable as it took six years for there to be a welfare Avenger Servant in Mysterious Ranmaru X. Even then, people must have completed Part 2 Chapter 5.5 Heian-kyō in order to play the event she debuted in so newer players can easily get locked out from getting her.
  • Revenge: Their primary motivation with even two different unique skills reserved for Servants in this class:
    • Avenger, which has them accumulate others' malice and hatred directed towards them and convert it into power.
    • Oblivion Correction (Memory Correction in the Japanese version) makes Avengers remember every single wrong that was done to them, even when others have forgotten — humans by nature being a species that forgets many things in life — even when they know there are more wonderful things than revenge; using the lapses in people's memories as a means to empower their Critical Hits. Notably, Oda Nobunaga and Mysterious Ranmaru X, the only Avengers in the franchise to not have the Evil alignment, have this skill only at an E rank.
  • Square Race, Round Class: Avengers are unique in that while they are their own class, each one plays differently and essentially play like a variation of one of the existing classes. Part of this stems from how they are consumed by anger and rage, meaning they may have been in another class, but manifested as an Avenger because of their own rage. This is even alluded to a bit in Shinjuku with Avenger of Shinjuku, as he initially is classified as a Rider until he absorbs various phantoms and changes his class, as well as Castor, who is all but stated would normally be a proper Saber like his sister Pollux were it not for his sheer hatred for humanity making him manifest as an Avenger. In particular:
    • Dantès has a kit and role similar to a Quick and crit generation-focused Archer.note 
    • Jeanne Alter has the deck and skills of a Buster-based Saber.note 
    • Salieri is an Arts-focused debuffer similar to many Casters and some Assassins.note 
    • Avenger of Shinjuku has a Rider/Assassin playstyle.note 
    • Nobunaga sports a triple Buster deck and has a Berserker-like playstyle.note 
    • Taira no Kagekiyo is a Quick-focused servant that can specialize in critical damage much like many Rider and Assassin servants.note 
    • Mysterious Ranmaru X fights like a Saber Servant.note 
    • Nitocris Alter fights like an Arts-focused Caster servantnote 
    • Summer Chloe fights like an Assassin servantnote 
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: They have an advantage against Rulers and a weakness against Moon Cancer. They also are both strong and weak against Berserkers and have resistance to the Demon Gods and Goetia.
  • Token Evil Teammate: These Servants are antiheroes and villains defined by hatred and rage. Despite that, if summoned they will aid Chaldea just as the other Servants do, if a bit reluctantly in some cases. Even then, compared to the mostly Tragic Villain and Reformed, but Not Tamed characters in the class, Ushi Gozen's relocation here makes her this to the whole class, as she is shown to be way more Ax-Crazy than the others.
  • Tragic Monster: Most of them. While a lot of them are psychopaths at best and would go on a killing spree without hesitation if given free rein, it's not like any of them wanted to be what they are. In almost all cases, these were all because of circumstances beyond their control, and they are pretty bitter about their cursed fate.
    • These apply to: a) Aŋra Mainiiu's torture; b) Dantès' betrayed past; c) Jeanne Alter's twisted nature; d) Medusa's curse; d) the Hessian's similar betrayal & beheading, Lobo's being hunted down for sport, e) Space Ishtar being a forgotten god that was abandoned; f) Castor's rage at humanity degrading his and his sister's Divinity from proper gods to a mortal and a "mere" demigoddess; g) accusations of Salieri poisoning Amadeus; h) Kagekiyo's defeat in battle by Yoritomo (not to mention the Taira's stained historical record in public eyes)—combined with Ushiwakamaru/Yoshitsune's betrayal, and i) Marie Alter being the result of Marie's tragic death, along with all of the slander she received from her people while she ruled.
    • At best, it is really only Nobunaga who had her negative reputation coming, and even then the circumstances of her demise are no less tragic/ironic for it. Ranmaru, for their part, is mostly defined by their Undying Loyalty to a master whose Laser-Guided Karma befell everyone who followed them to the end. Additionally, Erice's job as a trained Servant Killer caused her to become The Dreaded within her debut work. Meanwhile, Chloe was one initially as within her debut work, as the flawed sealing of her caused her to feel as if she was abandoned and replaced, but she ultimately end up pulling a Heel–Face Turn.
    • Kama zig-zags this trope as she has plenty of reasons for becoming an Avenger due to her backstory, but the actual reason why she became an Avenger is more petty than anything else (though the said petty reason wouldn't have existed if it weren't for the things leading up to her becoming a Beast).

    Aŋra Mainiiu
All The World's Evil
Second Ascension
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Voiced by: Takuma Terashima
Illustrated by: Nekotawawa

"Hey there! The Weakest Heroic Spirit Avenger, I responded immediately when I heard your call!"

A name attributed to the omnimalevolent Big Bad of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religions in human history. However, in reality this is an ordinary young villager who lived in the Middle East during the 5th Century. He was randomly chosen by his village to become a sacrificial scapegoat for "All The Evils In The World", under the childish theory that if all the evil in the world was concentrated within a single person, then logically the rest of the villagers would be free of sin. He was ritualistically tortured and cursed until he went insane with hatred, and was not even allowed to die until he finally succumbed to old age. Ironically, his death calmed the hearts of the villagers, meeting the requirements of a "heroic sacrifice" and qualifying him to become a Heroic Spirit.

As he was an unremarkable human in life, his combat ability and parameters as a Heroic Spirit are extremely low. Yet he also exists as the living embodiment of humanity's desire for a singular God of Evil to blame all of their sin upon. If this desire was to come into contact with an artifact such as the Holy Grail, which exists to grant the wishes of mankind, it may bring forth an ultimate evil unto the world.

He is the Greater-Scope Villain of Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero, and makes his first appearance in this form in Fate/hollow ataraxia as the original Avenger-class Servant and main character. During the game, he made his official debut in the "Fate/Accel Zero Order" event. He appears in the "Merry Christmas in the Underworld" event because his Grail Mud is tied symbolically with Tiamat's Chaos Tide. He also appears in the 6th Valentines event focusing on Bazett and Caren. He's the chocolate fairy helping Manannán.

  • Ace Custom: Unlike the backs and borders of Class Cards which reflect typical rarities (Gold, Silver, etc.), his are grey and black, reflecting his unique nature if being somewhat misleading as to his actual strength. Notably, the color of his card never changes, even if he's ascended via Palingenesis, reflecting that he is the one who corrupts the Holy Grail. The latter is somewhat subverted as he gets levelled up to 102 and above, but instead of the blue highlights and symbols that come across other Servants cards, his are purple instead.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The version of him in the "Fate/Accel Zero Order" event never underwent his Character Development in Fate/hollow ataraxia so he's still as callow and villainous as he was when he was corrupting the Greater Grail.
  • Ambiguous Situation: He's apparently not actually in the Servant registry, has been stated by Nasu to be a Beast candidate, and is apparently scheming something for the future according to Rasputin's Valentine's scene. More damningly, all of the baseline Avengers are Put on a Bus following Ordeal Call II except Aŋra Mainiiu, who despite also being a baseline Avenger doesn't seem to have any problems sticking around while the rest lost their connections. The signs that there's something seriously off with the original Avenger have only been growing...
  • Answers to the Name of God: A bunch of villagers used curses to outright remove whatever name he was born with and renamed him Aŋra Mainiiu for the Zoroastrian God of Evil. When the Einzbern family tried to summon the god of myth in the Third Grail War, they got the closest possible result: Some nameless villager with no actual powers or abilities who barely qualifies as a Heroic Spirit based on a technicality. Since his original name no longer exists, he answers to Aŋra Mainiiu now.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Despite being All the World's Evil, the only evil things he did are corrupting the Holy Grail, sending a shadow entity to devour people... and groping Mash's breasts.
  • Attack Reflector: His Noble Phantasm reflects any pain inflicted on him back to its attacker, which manifests as a buff in this game. The catch is, he must survive that attack, but his squishy HP and Avenger class modifier make it kinda hard to use.
  • Back from the Dead: His bond CE allows him to revive once during a battle with 20% of his HP. His upgraded third skill revives him with 50% of his HP if he dies within six turns of its use, and they can both be stacked. In a case of Gameplay and Story Integration, this is why he "survived" the attack from Assassin Emiya at the end of "Fate/Accel Zero Order". In his own words, "Dead, but not really dead. You see, resurrection is my specialty."
  • Bad Santa: During "Merry Christmas in the Underworld", he's a cynical and lazy "Santa" who just buys cheap presents and gives them out in bulk.
  • Balance Buff: His Interlude upgrades his third skill with a 50% Guts buff that lasts for six turns, essentially turning it from a Death or Glory Attack into an actually viable skill for combat. Granted, he still needs help staying alive, but now he can draw the full benefits of the skill's Quick buff with less fear of signing his own death warrant in the process.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: His backstory is that he was an ordinary villager, scapegoated as the incarnation of all the world's evil, and was ritualistically tortured until he died consumed by hatred for the world and humanity.
  • Big Damn Heroes: While he doesn't participate in the fighting directly as par for the course with him, he makes a surprise appearance at the end of Ordeal Call II during the final fight with Cagliostro by supplying a powerful buff to both versions of Dantès to allow them to finally take down the mad occultist.
  • Bored with Insanity: His very being is so mired with malice and misery that he's gotten quite used to the wickedness worming around his psyche. Ironically, his resulting levelheadedness free of the mania that plagues his fellow Avengers potentially makes him the most evil of them all as the horrors he perpetrates are done out of choice rather than instinct, allowing him to orchestrate some intricately vile manipulations as seen in the original game.
  • Bring It: At the end of "Fate/Accel Zero Order", he's terribly vulnerable and has nowhere to hide from Assassin EMIYA who outclasses his regular self in many respects. Despite this, he shows no fear at the idea of facing off with him and instead takes the time to get out some trash talk before they charge at each other.
  • Call-Back: When asked for what he hates, he mentions that he would rather not encounter a certain hero of justice again, stating that he'd just hurt his stomach if he tried to devour him, referencing how Emiya Shirou managed to power through his curse in the Fate route of Fate/stay night.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His Noble Phantasm causes him to transform into his werewolf-like Shade form, though it is hardly an improvement and only has the effect of reflecting back the damage done to him.
  • Continuing is Painful: He has the potential to wear down any enemy by just resurrecting himself after getting killed, but he's quite adverse to pain and is usually very lazy.
  • The Corruption: He is the entity responsible for the Holy Grail's corruption, embodied by Dark Irisviel; and his curse of hatred is what blackened Saber into Saber Alter. The "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", however, indirectly begins to throw some questions at the idea that the spirit of a lone, ritualistically-tortured villager would be capable of this kind of power by himself, even with the Grail backing him up, and implies that he is somehow connected to Tiamat.
  • Death or Glory Attack: His third skill, Murderous Intent/Annihilation Wish, kills himself 5 turns after use, but grants him a Quick buff that becomes stronger with each of said turns (at max rank being 40% on the 1st turn and 200% on the 5th turn, making it the strongest Quick buff in the game). This can be mitigated with his bond CE as well as his 6-turn Guts buff gained from his Interlude upgrade, which turns it into The End of the Four Nights.
  • Dramatic Irony: He's the First Avenger Servant and the origin of the entire Class. But he isn't counted as a real Avenger, as revealed by Ordeal Call II.
  • Eldritch Abomination: While Aŋra Mainiiu only appears as a Servant, it's noted in his lore that after he was defeated in the Third Grail War, the Fuyuki Grail tried to grant the wish of the ancient Zoroastrians for him to become the incarnation of All the World's Evil. This resulted in the weakest Heroic Spirit corrupting the Fuyuki Grail in order to be reborn as a genuine god of evil. In this state Aŋra Mainiiu is eerily similar to a Beast-class entity, generating a corruptive black ooze capable of blackening Servants into evil versions of themselves, which the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" notes is similar to Tiamat's Sea of Life, and is able to consume virtually any source of magic energy it comes in contact with, including Servants. The Q&A with Nasu in the third Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel blu-ray confirms that if Aŋra Mainiiu had been allowed to fully manifest during Fate/stay night he would have become a Beast representing the Evil of Retribution.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Due to being Made of Evil and just being genuinely insane, he has a hard time wrapping his head fully around positive emotions and acts that come from them. This is especially when he's the one trying to feel them. His bond CE and final bond line, though, shows he does have at least some memory of a certain cleric, which helps him a little.
  • Effective Knockoff:
    • "All the World's Evil", the cursed black mud released by Aŋra Mainiiu from inside the Grail, is a weaker variant of Tiamat's Sea of Life/Chaos Tide, with both being a cursed black ooze that overwrites a person's being and remakes them into its minions. Aŋra Mainiiu's black mud corrupts Servants into blackened, evil versions of themselves — as seen with Saber Alter — and devours what it can't corrupt, but can be resisted and overpowered if given time or egotism — as seen with Gilgamesh and Shirou. Tiamat's black mud will devour everything and rewrite it instantly, leaving only those who can join her willingly with their wills intact.
    • Aŋra Mainiiu believes himself to be this to the Beasts in general, with all his properties being inferior versions of theirs. The one thing he has going for him is that being of human origin makes him strong against the entirely non-human Beasts. His nascent God of Evil from Fate/stay night is classified as an Evil of Humanity and is too-similar-to-be-coincidental to the Beasts — particularly Tiamat, with an interview with Nasu in the third Heaven's Feel movie confirming that had Aŋra Mainiiu successfully incarnated as the embodiment of All the World's Evils he would have become the Beast of Retribution.
  • Eviler than Thou: His lucidity unique among the members of his Class makes his wicked acts all the more reprehensible.
  • The Faceless: Aŋra Mainiiu's true form is that of a beast-like silhouette as shown in his Noble Phantasm. The form shown on his card art comes from Fate/hollow ataraxia, when he was masquerading as Emiya Shirou.
  • Fragile Speedster: His only noteworthy stat is A-Rank in Agility, but his E-Rank in both Strength and Endurance, combined with the Avenger class's squishy nature, means he's probably only going to get a few brief hits in before he's torn apart.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: The one thing Aŋra Mainiiu is stated to be actually good at is killing humans, with him stating that the only two beings better at killing humans than him in terms of speed are ORT and Primate Murder. However, he does not have any way of dealing bonus damage against Human-trait enemies. In fact, the bonus damage he does have for is against the definitely nonhuman Beasts.
  • Godhood Seeker: Downplayed, as he quips he wouldn't mind re-corrupting the Holy Grail — an event that would lead to him being incarnated as the Beast of Retribution.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero, being the entity behind the Holy Grail's corruption. The Servant himself is not entirely evil per se (as seen in Fate/hollow ataraxia), it's his curse to embody all the evils in the world that corrupted the Grail. At least, that's what the Fuyuki characters thought. Grand Order's plot begins to bring up some between-the-lines questions about the true nature of the powers attributed to him. An interview with Nasu in the Heaven's Feel movie clarifies that Aŋra Mainiiu was in the process of becoming a Beast embodying the Evil of retribution.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: His second Noble Phantasm, The End of the Four Nights, is the ability to create a four-day loop, as seen in Fate/hollow ataraxia. His Interlude upgrade replaces his third skill with this, and in addition to the original effects grants him a 6 turn Guts buff that effectively cancels out the original self-killing after 5 turns and can stack with other Guts buffs. For some reason, it's solely restricted to Fuyuki City but Gameplay and Story Segregation hits once again.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He carries the title of "the weakest Heroic Spirit" like a badge, with him constantly talking down on himself with a glee.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He tries to mock EMIYA over his repeated insistence on stopping his plans when their dialogue implies that for as futile as it is, EMIYA constantly succeeds in defeating and killing him.
  • I Am a Humanitarian: He mentions that if he tried to eat Emiya Shirou again he'd just hurt his stomach — referencing the time Shirou was doused in All the World's Evil in the Fate route of Fate/stay night and overcame it through sheer force of will.
  • Iconic Outfit: Perhaps by virtue of being the very first Avenger to be introduced in the franchise, the portrait of the Avenger class card harkens the most to him (or at least his backstory): a person bound, tortured and made to embody hate and evil.
  • Inconsistent Dub: The official spelling his name is "Aŋra Mainiiu" as opposed to the commonly used Angra Mainyu. Neither of them are wrong or really different in this case, just "Aŋra Mainiiu" can be considered a much older way of spelling it.
  • Irony: The being meant to become All The Evils In The World can be strong against Beast class Servants, which is made up of beings that are called the Evils of Humanity. For extra irony, he's one of the weakest summonable Servants, yet he possesses the capacity become one that works best against some of the most powerful ones of all.
  • Joke Character: In the Third Fuyuki Grail War, he was killed very quickly due to being pathetically weak. In gameplay, his skills and Noble Phantasm are all detrimental for using him, with his third skill killing him after usage. His Noble Phantasm Verg Avesta is useless if enemies don't attack him or do sufficient damage to damage themselves. This is all lore-accurate and contributed to his popularity. He himself lampshades it in his My Room lines.
    "Aah... I’m beat... how many times have I died already... isn’t it hard for you too? Hurry up, pull a better Servant and make your life easier already."
  • Lethal Joke Character:
    • With enough healing and taunting, he can carry the day versus the "Chaldea Summer Memory" re-run Challenge Quest as he can bypass those crabs' ridiculous defense buff due to his NP redirecting damage and being about the only source of "true damage" in the game.
    • As a boss, he suddenly becomes one of the scariest Servants to face due to the fact that he generally has the HP to survive long enough to make his NP to work and the fact that it ignores every possible defensive measure means that you either have to hope that you can do just enough damage that he doesn't just decimate you with the redirected damage or that you have Guts ready on your team.
    • Similarly, with his Bond CE providing class advantage and a proper team to support him, he can become surprisingly adept at facing off against Beast-class opponents (often some of the most dangerous or difficult opponents to fight) since his skills and NP encourage a stalling strategy and fights with the Beasts tend to develop into stall-based battles anyways.
  • Living Shadow: His true form is a black silhouette, which can assume a monstrous form.
  • Loss of Identity: The villager who would one day become All the Evils in the World is completely gone. Aŋra Mainiiu doesn't remember his old name, and he never speaks of that time save when describing the tortures he went through. It's most telling when his current human appearance shares no similarities with his past self, save its gender.
  • Love Redeems: His Bond CE, Last Splinter, represents his memories of Caren, the woman who loved him. It helps transform him from a hateful monster with an Annihilation Wish into something higher and better than himself, granting him the game's only flat bonus type-advantage damage boost against all Beast enemies, and a free charge of Guts so his own Annihilation Wish skill and his NP's effect won't kill him too easily.
  • Luminescent Blush: While groping Mash's chest during the second part of the Fate/Accel Zero Order, his blushing is the only facial expression that can be seen on his first stage form.
  • Made of Evil: He is the incarnation of All The World's Evil, and hatred is his natural state of existence. That's not to say he can't learn and understand other emotions like love, it's just that hatred is the emotion that comes most naturally to him.
  • Meta Guy: Periodically comments on gameplay mechanics.
  • The Nondescript: His Interlude which is only accessible by reaching max bond level, reveals that no one, not even the protagonist, the person he supposedly has achieved an incredibly close relationship with, has actually interacted with him that much because he is just that forgettable, and they are at first confused at who this Servant approaching them is. Dr. Roman is surprised the protagonist even uses him in the first place.
  • Only Sane Man: Unlike the other Avengers, he's primarily lucid and laidback. This doesn't mean he's incapable of villainy, he's just the easiest to talk to out of the bunch.
  • Power Glows: His final Ascension makes all his tattoos and hair glow blue. His bond CE implies this is partially because he begins to remember Caren and Bazett.
  • The Power of Friendship: Ironically for All The World's Evil, he has to rely on this in order to win a fight, especially if he uses his Noble Phantasm. Because he's so weak and his Noble Phantasm only takes effect if he takes damage and survives the enemy's strike, having a good partner able to take advantage of that damage is necessary. The description of his Noble Phantasm even outright says he can't defeat his enemies alone.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Played with. His card is black and grey as noted above in Ace Custom, being the only servant with such a background, even if you ascend him through Palingenesis to level 100. But if you level him up further through coins and grails beyond 100, his surrounding card does change like the others does. But instead of adding blue highlights like other Servants cards get on the bottom, his instead goes purple. This is seemingly because the card itself can't get darker or blacker, and thus it adds contrast.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His 2nd Ascension art.
  • Retired Monster: Apart from how it harmed those he grew to be fond of, he has few regrets regarding his previous atrocities and says he wouldn't mind giving the Greater Grail another whirl if given the chance.
  • Savage Wolves: He is touted as the incarnation of All the World's Evils and has a shadowy werewolf "Shade" form that certainly looks impressive... but it's mostly for show and pales in comparison to the might of the Avenger of Shinjuku who is an actual wolf.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: While he's technically just a Living Shadow, his preferred appearance is the one shown from Stage 2 onwards, as a nod to how he assumed Shirou's form during Fate/hollow ataraxia and grew to enjoy being Shirou. He doesn't even remember his original appearance as the simple villager chosen as a sacrifice.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: His 1st Ascension card art shows him in silhouette with only his eyes visible.
  • Situational Sword: Outside of the Guts effect, his Bond CE gives him class advantage against Beast-class enemies regardless of their specific designation. When combined with his skills and a proper stall-based team to support him, he can actually become a dangerous powerhouse since most fights with Beasts tend to turn into stall-based strategies anyways.
  • Support Party Member: With a skill that decreases critical hit chance for three turns, another that decreases Attack for tree turns and lowers enemy NP gauge, and a third that gives him a six-turn Guts buff after an Interlude (with another added on by his Bond CE), Aŋra Mainiiu stands out amongst his fellow Avengers by not being a high-powered attacker but more of a punching bag that slows down the enemy and takes the heat off for your other heavy hitters.
  • Unperson: His true name was erased from the Avesta, so he is only known as Aŋra Mainiiu or Avenger and Emiya Shirou during Fate/hollow ataraxia.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt and shamelessly shows off his chest, showing that Shirou was pretty ripped even before he became EMIYA.
  • Walking Spoiler: His existence isn't even known until the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night, and even hollow ataraxia conceals full details on him for some time; even knowing about him involves spoiling that the Holy Grail is actually an Artifact of Doom.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: One of his most popular depictions is his second ascension, which has him having golden-yellow eyes. Caster Gilgamesh's interlude has Da Vinci mention he's not registered in Chaldea's registry, Angra Mainyu's own interlude denotes he's someone the Protagonist doesn't remember contracting despite needing Bond 10 to get it as well as mentioning the events of his Interlude was "partially [his] fault", and finally Kirei's own Valentines scene has a short scene with him discussing the future with Kirei, denoting "Anything [he] would say would be spoilers". All of this just falls short of outright saying he's behind something in the future and is hiding facts.

    Antonio Salieri
The Avenger of Music
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Festive Outfit
Traveling Outfit
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki
Illustrated by: PFALZ

"I am death. I must kill all those beloved by God. My name is Salieri. is not… Who...who am I!?"

Born in the Republic of Venice, Antonio Salieri was a well-respected classical music composer who helped to develop late 18th-century opera. He was friends with a fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, though some saw it as a rivalry on his part. However, his life started to go downhill when Amadeus mysteriously died. Rumours about his death started to spread like wildfire, with the most prominent one being that Salieri was jealous of Amadeus' talents and poisoned him. While nothing came out of it, those rumours still haunt his reputation to this day.

This Heroic Spirit does not see himself as being Antonio Salieri. Being fused with the legend of Man in Grey and warped by the rumours surrounding him, he is an Anti-Hero who "killed" Amadeus Mozart, and who will try to kill him if he were to reunite with him.

He appears as a brief antagonist turned ally in "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia".

  • And Then What?: Salieri admits he has no idea what to do or even who he is after he kills Amadeus but knows the protagonist will have the answer.
  • Animated Armor: In his interlude, it's revealed that Salieri is capable of controlling the Lamenting Exterior remotely. He uses this ability to have said armor play the piano while he conducts a choir made up of Chaldea's child servants.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When first introduced, his allies, himself and even the game introduces him as "Amadeus Alter," apparently a corrupted version of Amadeus working for Kadoc. Later on, when the truth comes out about his identity, it seems like he was purposely brainwashed by Kadoc to serve his ends. Rasputin finally clears away all ambiguity, however, by allowing Salieri to remember that it was Amadeus himself, working with Kadoc of his own accord, who charmed Salieri into taking his place as he himself no longer had the strength to keep Ivan the Terrible asleep.
  • Balance Buff: His Wildfire was buffed during Interlude Campaign 16 into Horrible Wildfire, which adds a crit star absorption effect and increases his crit damage, both for one turn. This fixes the largest issue Salieri had with his kit, since Avengers have terrible crit star absorption by default, and with the crit buff being, at max level, 100%, he can loop his Noble Phantasm on Arts chains with support.
  • Berserk Button: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His hatred of Amadeus is practically tied with Berserker of El Dorado's hatred of Greek Heroes. He's been seen using self-suggestion to project his hatred on whatever he wants to fight, including things that have nothing to do with Amadeus (like giant monsters).
    "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...! I'm the one that will kill you...! Your prestige, your music, every trace of you, I'll destroy everything...! This time, I'll kill you with these hands...!"
  • Bishounen Line: Horribly subverted. He loses his knockoff Amadeus costume in his Second Ascension, but fuses with it in his final two ones into a monstrous parody of his hated rival.
  • Boring, but Practical: As the only 3 star Avenger, he lacks the same raw offensive power the higher rarity Avengers have, like Space Ishtar and Summer Kama who fill the AOE Arts looper role. But he's also a much easier to acquire character than many Avengers, has a unique Arts focused kit, and does serviceable damage for his rarity (in fact he has the highest ATK of all 3 star Servants). This makes him a valuable tool to any account who lacks a powerful Avenger, and his unique niche of being a Arts-focused Avenger allows him to synergize well with Arts stall teams or NP looping teams, especially with his NP inflicting Arts Resistance Down and even more-so after his Balance Buff which covers the biggest weakness in his skillset (a.k.a. a lack of crit star absorption from his Avengers class). For players that missed/are waiting for Mysterious Ranmaru X, kitting out Salieri as their Avenger looper is a solid investment.
  • Brainwashed: He spends the first half of "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia" hypnotized into thinking he is Amadeus in Alter form. He's furious with the villains and blames them when the protagonist knocks him out of it. It turns out he's wrong, though: it was Amadeus himself who brainwashed him into taking his place, the composer's Spirit Origin fraying after two months of continuously using his Noble Phantasm to keep the tsar asleep, to buy time for Chaldea to arrive and put things right.
  • Brown Note: His Noble Phantasm "Dio Santissimo Misericordia de mi: To the Great One Up in the Heavens, Please Take Pity on Me" is a symphony of concentrated hatred that assaults both body and mind. It's so horrific that it inflicts a Critical Hit debuff on both enemies and allies (though it only damages the former). According to his Materials, if someone with no magic defense listens to this they will commit suicide.
  • Char Clone: He's cloaked in red, wears a mask in most of his ascensions, and is The Rival of someone connected to the main cast (Amadeus). For added bonus, his voice actor has portrayed another Char clone, Rau Le Creuset, in the past, as well as voicing the man the original stole his name from.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: He normally has all the combat ability you'd expect from a pianist to the point that even Andersen is probably stronger than him as a Servant. Most of his power comes from the Lamenting Exterior, his red costume made of the legends and rumors around him and the Man in Grey. Unfortunately, when using said costume his sanity also drops to psychopathic levels, enabling his Noble Phantasm, a symphony of hatred and death that the living Salieri would have never been able to compose. Even when you set him to his Second Ascension which is as close to normal as he gets, he still has to don the outfit because otherwise he's useless in battle.
  • Composite Character: His existence has been fused with "Man in Grey", a Reaper-like figure who is tied to Amadeus's work on composing Requiem and his death.
  • Cool Mask: His face is fully covered by one for his first stage, initially tricking the protagonists into thinking he's an Alter version of Amadeus during "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia".
  • The Danza: An in-universe one, where he is one of actors in a play in "A Study in the Dubious Meiho-sou" event as a character named... Antonio.
  • Double Unlock: Clearing "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia" makes him available in the Story Summon banner.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Aside from Amadeus, he apparently doesn't get along with Phantom Of The Opera, stating that "The Rhythm is incompatible".
    • Played for Laughs in the Oniland Halloween event where he flat out refuses to write a song to go with Elizabeth's vocals. Even mad artists have to draw the line somewhere.
      Salieri: I may be mad, but I'm not THAT mad!
  • Evil Counterpart: He's designed as one to his famous rival, Amadeus, with a sinister Red and Black and Evil All Over version of his outfit and mask. His ascensions evoke demon imagery, in contrast to Amadeus's ascensions which evoke angels. It's to the point that Chaldea originally believe he's an Alter version of Amadeus when first encountered in "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia". But he's actually a subversion as he's more a Tragic Villain whose existence is twisted due to the false rumors that Salieri killed Amadeus and is instead a decent if incredibly self-deprecating person ... if you aren't Amadeus.
  • Forced into Evil: While he and Amadeus were peers who mutually respected each other in life, Memetic Mutation corrupted his Saint Graph, turning him into the diabolical murderous rival that people believed him to be courtesy of a very high Innocent Monster Skill.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: As he has little-to-no combat potential without his Lamenting Exterior, he puts in on whenever he attacks in his Second Ascension. However, he can still activate his Skills without wearing it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Salieri hates Amadeus due to his envy of Amadeus's musical talent, openly saying Amadeus is a prodigy whose talent was a gift from heaven in the "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia". It's unknown if Salieri actually felt this way in life due to how twisted his spirit origin is.
  • Helpful Hallucination: When his insecurities about his own abilities are preventing him from playing music during "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia", Salieri begins hallucinating that Amadeus is there in the room with him, encouraging him to pour his feelings of rage and impotence into his work. While he is fully aware that Amadeus is only a product of his own fevered imaginings, it works, and gets him into the mindset to properly distract the tsar.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As a Servant, Salieri sees his own musical skill as ordinary due to his huge inferiority complex towards Amadeus despite being a famed and skilled musician in his own right. He does have a point that, before stories about him killing Amadeus became popular, his music languished in obscurity compared to his rival... but the popularity of such stories has actually seen them revived in modern times.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: An In-Universe example, and arguably the most severe known case among Servants. Salieri in life was a good man who was friends with Amadeus and even tutored his son in music, but the rumors that he poisoned his peer spiraled out of control and turned his Servant form into an EX-rank Innocent Monster. It's so bad that his Hidden Attribute is Earth - something reserved for Heroic Spirits who cannot be proven to exist by historians, despite the fact so much of Salieri's life is recorded - and his profile doesn't even list his origin as "Historical Fact", instead saying he's derived entirely from rumors and myths about Amadeus's death.
  • Irony: Although he has a seething hatred of Amadeus, as an Arts Critical Hit Servant he actually benefits from teaming up due to the latter's highly complementary skill kit - it's actually quite rare to find another Servant as good as Amadeus at providing a critical (no pun intended) mass of stars that lets even an Avenger like Salieri land Critical Hits reliably. His Dio Santissimo Misericordia de mi, a song he never could've written in life, is also noted to have equaled, even surpassed his rival musically... but he's too mad to appreciate it.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's generally referred to by his last name. Like most other characters, he calls Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by his middle name, but he also refers to him by his last name like in his Noble Phantasm line or Bond lines.
  • Left the Background Music On: During the second fight against Ivan the Terrible's mammoth form, Salieri playing a piano rendition of Amadeus's Requiem (specifically Dies Irae part of the requiem) to distract the tsar overrides the normal battle music.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Combined with Power Dyes Your Hair: Fate/Grand Order Material VII reveals that he used to have black hair. But now being summoned as an Avenger, his hair has turned white, symbolizing what The Power of Hate has done to him.
  • Loss of Identity: Fusing with the Gray Man and how warped he's become by his Innocent Monster skill has caused him to lose sight of who he is. If you have either version of Marie Antoinette, he thanks her because he vaguely remembers her brother's support was a great boon for him in life and then becomes confused at why he said that, questioning who he is. He himself says in "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia" that he is the Grey Man, and that Salieri is merely a convenient, sane mask he can wear to communicate with others.
  • Magic Music: He uses several of his compositions to attack the enemy. He is pivotal for taking down Ivan the Terrible because the sheer anger he imparts when playing music is enough to lower the enemy's defenses.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: All three of his skills operate primarily on 'charges', triggering only three times before being consumed, with unused charges vanishing after five turns (just in time to be activated again, should they be max level). While such a mechanic has been used experimentally in a smattering of Servants prior, Salieri is the first one whose kit revolves entirely around it - and thus fits naturally with Tamamo and her ability to lower skill cooldowns with her NP, even moreso than EMIYA Alter. It has a side effect of making Salieri difficult to use properly, but given his rarity, this makes him still useful.
  • The Minionmaster: In contrast to Amadeus's Summon Backup Dancers, he summons white-clad violinists (who look more like mooks from Assassin's Creed) to attack his enemies.
  • Morality Pet: "Study in the Dubious Meiho Manor" shows that thinking of Marie can calm him from his rage.
  • Musical Assassin: A more straightforward version. Whenever he plays/conducts using his magical suit, damage will be made.
  • Obviously Evil: Take the general Final Fantasy-villain design aesthetic of Amadeus and combine it with the motifs of the Demon Pillars/Goetia himself, and you pretty much have Salieri's Final Ascension.
  • One-Winged Angel: His 3rd Ascension form. During the events of "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia" his embracement of his anger changes him from his first form into his third as he passionately plays a version of Amadeus's Dies Irae.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Salieri is only following the protagonist for the chance to kill Amadeus which is true to both "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia" and the playable versions. In "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia", he even states if Chaldea protects Amadeus, he will turn against them.
  • Pet the Dog: When he actually comes face to face with Amadeus in a flashback during "Lostbelt No. 1: Permafrost Empire, Anastasia", he is offended on Amadeus's behalf that his talents aren't being properly respected, makes no effort to harm his supposedly hated rival, and ultimately allows himself to be brainwashed into taking on Amadeus's role for a time. He also chooses to stay in the collapsing Lostbelt and let the Yaga, whose humanity has been bleached out by centuries of brute survival above all else, enjoy music for the first time in their lives before the end.
  • Powered Armor: His armor is a Mystic Code that enhances his stats tremendously. Without it, he's weaker than Shakespeare and Avicebron and can even give Andersen a run for his money for being that weak.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives one to Ivan the Terrible as he plays Dies Irae, calling out the cruelty he's done within his Lostbelt.
    Salieri: Listen well, Ivan the Terrible! Yaga of grief, and of anger! For a long time you have been doing the pruning, but now, it is your turn to be cut away! You may be livid, but your anger is misplaced! You supped the blood of hundreds...thousands of Demonic Beasts in order to gain that enormous body! For countless years, you have used your power for cruelty and tyranny! You let your Oprichniki roam free, killing Yaga after Yaga for untold generations! You say everything you did was to survive. But even so... ...your existence now is nothing more than a monument to sin!
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His general color scheme, which highlights his status as Amadeus' Evil Counterpart.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are red beneath his mask.
  • Rule of Symbolism: His final Ascension art portrays his monstrous costumed form in a manner extremely similar to Amadeus's final Ascension art, with a page titled "Memoir of Antonio Salieri" burning to nothing in front of him. A memoir is a historical account written by someone with personal knowledge or experience of the events.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: That pinstripe suit he wears at second Ascension cannot get any snappier if it wanted to.
  • Slasher Smile: He shows some rather unsettling smiles when talking about murdering Amadeus.
  • That Man Is Dead: And it gives him a serious identity crisis. He knows that he is Salieri, but also that the real Salieri is long gone and that he's just a corrupted bootleg. Murderous intent is his whole being, yet he's considerably unhappy that he feels so much hatred for a man he should have nothing but respect for. He ponders about the worth of his existence quite often.
  • Villain Respect: Despite hating Amadeus, he's oddly defensive of the man, and insists that his rival was tragically underappreciated in his time. While psyching himself up into playing music to distract Ivan the Terrible during the battle with the tsar's mammoth form, he hallucinates Amadeus goading him on.
  • While Rome Burns: Played positively. He ultimately chooses to stay behind in the collapsing Lostbelt in order to soothe the Yaga with his music as their world is destroyed around them, letting them hear music for the first time in their lives and enriching them with something beautiful beyond brute survival before the end.

    Avenger of Shinjuku ("Pseudo-Singularity I: Shinjuku" Spoilers!) 

Hessian Lobo
The King of Currumpaw and the Headless Rider
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Lobo)
Illustrated by: Simosi

"*Wolf growling and howling.""

Lobo was a gray wolf who became famous after featuring in Seton's Wild Animals I Have Known. In the vast American pasture of the Currumpaw plains, he killed over 2,000 cattle in the space of 5 years and 250 sheep in a single night without eating them. Employed as a hunter, Seton decided that instead of directly facing Lobo, he would make use of his mate, the white wolf Blanca. The curious Blanca was caught in a bear trap and killed. Seeking his mate’s corpse, Lobo was finally caught in a trap. The captured Lobo refused all meals from humans and died just like that.

The nameless Hessian riding Lobo came to America after being hired by the British government and got his head blown off after receiving a cannon fire. Not noticing he was dead, he roamed about Sleepy Hollow.

They are villains in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", where they first appear as a Rider until they fuse with the Invisible Man and change their class into Avenger. They also make a... memorable... cameo during the second Summer event's latter half, "Death Jail Summer Escape".

  • Always a Bigger Fish: On the giving end in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku". When the protagonist and the party are fighting some thugs and their chimeras, Lobo comes in and kills the last one by himself with ease, establishing his position as a true alpha predator.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Discussed and ultimately inverted. During "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo requests to add another Phantom Spirit onto their Saint Graph, Jack Griffin the Invisible Man. Archer of Shinjuku warns that fusion with a third Phantom Spirit, one defined by selfishness and greed rather than hate, could have weakened the hatred which is the source of their power and ultimately reduce their strength. Lobo had to cling deeply to his hatred to retain it and keep his personality intact, and as a result is even able to deepen it, changing their class from Rider to Avenger while growing even more powerful and deadly.
  • Balance Buff:
    • His Interlude buffed his NP damage up to around 400% for each level, while also increasing his Critical Strength by 20% for three turns. With his Critical Hit-focused move set, he can now use his NP in a Quick Brave Chain to drop Critical Stars, then use his Demonic Fallen Angel to gather most of the Critical Stars gathered and do heavy Critical Hit damage. This allows him to better synergize with support characters, especially Skadi.
    • His Monsterous Strength was buffed to "Homesick White Wolf", turning it into a three turn attack buff that also gives ascaling damage buff against Man attribute enemies. While not very powerful, several Rulers do have the Man attribute, giving him more consistency.
  • Brick Joke: In a possible dialogue branch in Shinjuku, Saber Alter reprimands you for thinking you can feed a dog chocolate. For the Valentine's event, you assure Lobo that you know chocolate is bad for dogs so you brought him meat instead. Lobo demands chocolate anyway. Enkidu tells you he likes the smell because since he never encountered it in life, it has no associations with the past.
  • Canis Major: Lobo is at least 3m long from head to tail, or at least large enough to carry a grown man on his back.
  • Chained by Fashion: Lobo still wears all four traps used to bind him in the original story until finally freeing himself of them in his third ascension.
  • Composite Character: Avenger of Shinjuku, when taking into account both the rider and its steed, is a combination of two American tales, as shown by its True Name, Hessian Lobo. The rider is the infamous Headless Horseman/Hessian soldier from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow while the steed is the wolf Lobo from Lobo, the King of Currumpaw. Later on, their invisibility is provided by another Phantom, The Invisible Man, Jack Griffin, though their compatibility with him is not very high and they do not retain his Evade-based skills after being summoned.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: Lobo carries one of Hessian's swords in his mouth in their Third Ascension or while performing their Noble Phantasm.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: During one of the segments from his perspective in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo goes from irrationally hoping that slaughtering enough humans will bring back the plains of his youth, where he might run free with his family again, to forgetting why he hates them in the first place or what he wanted to do after killing them all.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Ironically, Hessian gains a bit of prominence during Anastasia's second Interlude. Hessian Lobo is the main allying Servant in that Interlude, since they are among the few nonhuman-Servants compatible with Anastasia to dive into her dream. While normally Lobo is the dominant half of the duo, Lobo takes a backseat, who is primarily acting as a "detector" while the now talking Hessian is able to shine and reveal what his personality is really like. Even then, the one who is primarily in power is still Lobo, who unleashes the duo's full power when they are fighting against the Grand Duchess of the Beast Nation.
  • Defrosting Ice King:
    • At first and during "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo is full of hatred to any human, even as your Servant. However, when you fully get his trust, he's beaming a very happy smile while barking like a puppy.
    • For his Valentine's Day return gift, Lobo takes you for a ride on him in a run through a plain of grass as thanks for giving him chocolate (which the protagonist hilariously tries to convince him not to eat, since it's bad for dogs). And he thinks about them before he goes to sleep. It's clear that the protagonist is someone Lobo's grown very fond towards.
    • And finally in their Interlude, after looking for Lobo's children (which turned out to be impossible because America has changed too much since then), he comes to the realization that the MC is like his child.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Like other Servants with their True Names hidden, Lobo has two set of voice lines depending if you know his True Name. The thing is that Lobo's voice lines don't change after his True Name is revealed, so he ends up having two identical sets of voice lines.
  • The Dividual: Archer of Shinjuku explains that the two of them are akin to two individuals acting as a single Servant (like Anne and Mary) instead of being a Servant and its ride. Lobo is the dominant personality, since the Hessian doesn't have a very strong identity, but he does have some awareness and is somewhat attached to his mount. Lobo initially disliked the idea of having Hessian riding him, but since Hessian doesn't restrict him in any way and is actually useful in killing humans, Lobo accepted him.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Lobo's name is the Spanish word for "wolf", invoking this trope.
  • The Dreaded: In the Wretched Hive that is the Pseudo-Singularity located in Shinjuku, the Hessian and Lobo are two of the most feared beings around to the point just hearing Lobo's howl is enough for everyone to drop everything and get out of dodge if they're nearby, since Lobo won't hesitate to tear through and eat anyone in sight.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Lobo was first mentioned in Kagetsu Tohya as being one of beasts inside Nrvnqsr Chaos, therefore predating the entire Fate/ franchise.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Since the Headless Horseman was left unnamed in the original novel, he is simply referred by his profession of "Hessian".
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When the Hessian sacrifices himself to let Lobo escape in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo's thoughts reveal he can't understand why his "partner" would go that far for him, since he's never shown the Hessian anything resembling gratitude, much less kindness, to warrant such an act.
  • Flat Character: The Hessian gets comparatively much less focus and characterization than Lobo aside from acting as a sort of Morality Chain for the wolf. It's actually a bit of a surprise when, once Lobo is captured, the Hessian throws itself in the heroes' way and buys time for his partner to escape. It isn't until Anastasia's second Interlude that we get to see a good glimpse of his real personality, thanks to the dream world allowing him to speak even without his head.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In "Death Jail Summer Escape", they're created by Medb and brilliantly named the "Deadly On-Site Groundskeeper: Officer D.O.G. for short!"
  • Go Through Me: After being defeated for the final time, not only does Hessian block an attack from Saber Alter for Lobo's sake, he also drops his weapons to keep her at bay to allow Lobo enough time to gnaw out his leg out of a trap so he can at least run away.
  • Gratuitous German: In the English localization, their Bond Craft Essence is titled in German, "Jenseits der Wildness" ("Beyond the Wilderness"). While the German is correct, it looks a bit out of place at first given it's a different language, it wasn't written in German in the Japanese version, and the art and flavor text only focuses on Lobo. However, the German language does tie back to Hessian's origin.
  • Happy Flashback: Their Bond CE has Lobo fondly remembering the days when he was with his pack, before the mutual desire of man and beast to kill each other had him lose it all.
  • Headless Horseman: The rider himself lacks a head as he is the Headless Horseman.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Hessian rides on Lobo instead of mounting his classical horse.
  • Interface Spoiler: Averted. Like its fellow Shinjuku Servants, its True Name is kept a secret, even when summoned from the gacha, until it is learned in the story. Until then, it is referred to as "Avenger of Shinjuku", though players will likely realize the Rider's identity as soon as they see him.
  • Intellectual Animal: Lobo was already portrayed as being rather smart in the original story due to how he avoided his hunters to the point that it seemed like he was mocking them in the way he destroyed their traps. Here he is described as having one foot in the realm of beasts, those who hunt almost purely by instinct, and another foot on the realm of humans, those who fight by combining instinct with rationality.
  • Invisibility: After fusing with the Invisible Man, Hessian Lobo gains the ability to become invisible, which is reflected in his penultimate boss battle where he gains an Evade buff every turn. The playable version doesn't have an evasion skill, though.
  • Karma Houdini: After Medb gets them to capture the racers during "Death Jail Summer Escape", they just leave since they aren't actually loyal to Medb and never appear again. The only comeuppance they can get is that they are one of the post-story Challenge Quest bosses required to get the items necessary to buy extra copies of Ishtar.
  • Kill All Humans: Lobo wants to slaughter every last human for the crimes committed against him and his fellow wolves, irrationally hoping this will somehow bring back his pack and home. He was originally unhappy to have the Headless Horseman mounted atop him, but since his rider is quiet and slashes at everyone they ride past, and since he contributes their Noble Phantasm, Lobo learns to live with him.
  • The Lost Lenore: Lobo's mate, Blanca the white wolf. The protagonists exploit this with Cavall II, the white dog.
  • Motor Mouth: Hessian in Anastasia's Interlude is revealed to be quite a chatterbox since he is finally able to talk in the dream world it's set in. It's even lampshaded during the end where Anastasia and the Protagonist are amazed at how much he talks.
    Anastasia: At any rate, thinking back on everything now...
    ...I was amazed at how much Hessian talks.
    Protagonist: Right!?
  • Oddly Shaped Sword: Hessian's "falciforms" resemble massive hooks with additional spikes for stabbing.
  • Off with His Head!: The intent of their Noble Phantasm, Frieren Scharfrichter: Execution of the Far-Away One, is the beheading of one's foe. While it lacks the power to guarantee the kill like many similar Noble Phantasms, such as, say, Gáe Bolg, it can still alter the world in such a way that it makes the task easier than normal.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: During the later sections of "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo starts eating people while being invisible, causing them to experience an unknown horror before they die.
  • The Power of Hate: Like all Avengers, Hessian Lobo — specifically Lobo — is fueled with it. Hessian Lobo is a notable example, as the two originally appear as the Rider of Shinjuku in the story, but change their class after two battles with the protagonist's team, becoming an Avenger right after fusing with the Invisible Man. It's Lobo's growing hatred that made the change possible and allowed him to retain his personality.
  • Pretender Diss: Well, he can't actually diss in words since he's a wolf, but his actions in Qin Liangyu's Interlude where he's called in to deal with a bug in the simulator that keeps making giant panda data look like a copy of him certainly carries the connations. He deals with the "imposter" by clamping his jaws around its neck and "slamming it onto the ground so many times [Liangyu] lost count", with Reines noting he must have been really unhappy with the idea of another animal impersonating him, before leaving with a satisfied smile.
  • Recurring Boss: They're fought a total of four times in the main quest; the first two times they're fought as a Rider and the last two as an Avenger. Each fight has some kind of gimmick, like them inflicting random debuffs on your party or activating a one-hit Evade every turn.
  • Savage Wolves: Lobo is a wolf filled with murderous rage towards just about everything and especially humans, and he has no compunctions about slaughtering everything in front of him with extreme prejudice.
  • Situational Sword: One of his skills, One Cloaked in Death, does two things: it decreases the enemy's resistance to Instant Death attacks, which isn't very useful when only a small handful of Servants can even use that, and even then it's still very hard to actually connect with it consistently, with the added benefit of stripping all of an enemy's buffs. Most people use the skill for the "added benefit" alone simply because stripping an enemy of all non-permanent buffs is one of the single most useful traits to have, and Lobo is only one of a handful of Servants (all of whom are also SR and SSR rarity) that have it attached to a skill rather than a Noble Phantasm. This makes him wonderful for fighting enemies who infamously stack massive amounts of buffs on themselves.
  • Spider Limbs: By the third ascension (or while using their Noble Phantasm), Hessian has giant tendrils growing from his back which he uses for stabbing and slashing at enemies.
  • Suddenly Speaking: In Anastasia's second Interlude, you end up traveling into her dreams with Hessian Lobo. Since you are in a dream world, Hessian finally has a chance to talk with you, with him venting about bunch of stuff like how he wants Nursery Rhyme to stop putting pumpkins on his neck.
  • Super-Reflexes: In "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", Lobo is able to avoid camouflaged traps while running at full speed (which was earlier mentioned as being at least 200 kilometers per hour) with what da Vinci herself states can only be microseconds of reaction time. It's only when the heroes use Cavall II as a distraction, stopping him cold in surprise, that they're finally able to trap him.
  • Super-Speed: As mentioned above, Lobo is capable of running 200 km/h. In his third Ascension, he's capable of reaching even higher speed, although 200 km/h is a speed he can maintain constantly.
  • To Serve Man: Lobo has no issue eating humans, and for sport rather than true hunger at that. His introduction in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku" has him carrying some poor sap's severed arm in his mouth.
  • Translator Buddy: Despite having no head and incapable of speech himself, Hessian translates Lobo's thoughts via gestures. In Anastasia's second Interlude, where Hessian can talk in Anastasia's dream, he is able to do it verbally.
  • The Unintelligible: It is stated that all communication is impossible, but unlike the crazier Berserkers it is simply that it's hard to communicate when one is a wolf and the other has no head. A level of understanding is possible with a good enough bond level, but attempting actual dialogue is a waste of time. Hessian has been shown to do his best to try to be the middle man between Lobo and the protagonist, and fellow inhuman spirits like Enkidu and Nursery Rhyme are able to understand what Lobo is thinking. Both Cú Chulainn (Prototype) and Ushiwakamaru Summer have tried to communicate with Lobo, but his reluctance to be with humans has made it hard to properly communicate with him.
  • Varying Tactics Boss: He is fought four times during Shinjuku, and while his skills remain mostly the same there's always a different element in the fight that can force the player to completely change their strategy.
    • In the first fight, his class is Rider, which means that bringing Casters (aka powerful support units) against him is a pretty bad idea. He also has a skill called "Cry of Hatred" which randomly reduces the DEF of one party member once per turn for three turns.
    • In the second fight, he no longer uses "Cry of Hatred", but now the field is on fire, which means that both you and your party take damage at the end of each turn. Unfortunately for you, his health bar is enormous so he's not terribly affected by this, and you have to find a way to either keep your health up with constant healing (VERY hard to do considering that the striking majority of healers are Casters) or beat him as fast as possible (not as easy as it sounds, considering his Break Bar).
    • The third fight sees the most drastic change yet. The field is back to normal, but he is now an Avenger. This means that while you can finally "safely" bring Casters, NOBODY has class advantage over him if you were playing on the chapter's release.note . In addition, thanks to his new class he hits harder by default, and now he starts every single turn by applying an one-time Evade, significantly slowing you down.
    • In the fourth and last fight, he's still an Avenger, but he no longer spams Evade. Instead, he now has a new beefed up version of "Cry of Hatred", which not only lowers DEF but also ATK, and the debuffs can be split between party members at random. So while there's no Evade to slow you down now, staying alive is even harder.
  • Walking Spoiler: Like a lot of the Shinjuku Servants, trying to compile a trope listing for them while marking all the spoilers would make the page look like a CIA document. Even their nature as The Dividual is concealed at first.
  • When He Smiles: In his Final Ascension and in Bond Level 5, the wolf gives a genuine, happy smile.

    Chloe von Einzbern (Summer)
Monochromatic Summer Splash
Second Ascension (NSFW Warning)
Third Ascension (NSFW Warning)
Final Ascension (NSFW Warning)
Serious Mode (...Are you noticing a trend here?)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō
Illustrated by: Hiroshi Hiroyama

"Avenger Chloe is here! By the way, this is written as 'editor' but pronounced 'avenger'. Now then, where are the naughty writers that fell behind schedule~?"

Serva★Fes is a fun-filled and zany event full of twists... if the main draw of the event is present. Unfortunately, the doujinshi circles that make stories about Chaldea's various Servants seem to be lagging behind on their manuscripts this year. But fear not! Newfound Avenger, mischievous little devil and fellow connoisseur of silly stories, Chloe von Einzbern, is here to whip all those authors into shape so your favorite fan-submitted content arrives on schedule! (Or, if you're one of the authors, be very afraid...)

Avenger Chloe was made summonable for Serva★Fes 2023 - Servant Summer Festival!.

  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: It's Chloe, of course things were going to get saucy the second she ditched the work outfit for something more beach-worthy. Unlike in PRISMA☆ILLYA's Beach Episode where she kept it simple, all of Chloe's beachwear here ticks some kind of box not appropriate for a 10-year-old.
  • Ascended Meme: Chloe's Dangerous Beast outfit was one of the more popular iterations, to the point of getting real life figurines made. A Summer variant of Chloe donning the outfit wasn't too surprising in hindsight.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Why is the Chaotic Good-aligned Chloe suddenly an Avenger, a Class usually reserved for villains? Because media editors are evil incarnate.
  • Cutting the Electronic Leash: A sensible version where the phone is merely turned off rather than abandoned/destroyed, but in her Bond CE, Chloe drops her Workaholic attitude to unwind and enjoy a night at the pool with the Master.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The good news is that she's competent at her job as a media editor. The bad news is that this comes at the expense of the doujin circles who have to submit their works to her before the deadline, so Chloe puts them all through the wringer.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two weapons just like her regular self. Umbrella's for her first, swords for her second, and for her Third are a pair of leiomano.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration:
    • Even discounting the humorous connotations, Chloe does have the basis to be an Avenger naturally. In PRISMA☆ILLYA, Chloe was the original Illya who was meant to take part in the Holy Grail War, but her parents worked to end the war and sealed her memories away. Unfortunately, the sealing was flawed — Chloe continued to learn and grow within Illya's mind, leaving her feeling abandoned and replaced; her first instinct upon gaining a temporary body was to kill the family that unwittingly scorned her before she disappeared. Had Illya and their mother Irisviel not talked some sense into her, that chapter of PRISMA☆ILLYA would've been a lot darker.
    • Before Chloe reaches her Dangerous Beast outfit in her Third Ascension, she can't understand anything Tamamo Cat is saying. After reaching Third Ascension, Chloe starts making sense of her. This is reflected in gameplay by her not having the "Animal Characteristics Servant" trait in her First and Second Ascensions, but does have it in her Third.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Applies on multiple levels.
    • She's the first Servant to have to have an Order Change tied to a skill. Even Miss Crane, the previous poster child for Order Change shenanigans, has hers tied to her NP which consumes an attack action.
    • Rather than having a straight NP Battery, Avenger Chloe's battery relies on how many Manuscript Completion stacks her party members have gathered, using her third skill to delete the stacks and refund 10% NP for each.
    • Her On-Attack buff that grants Manuscript Completion stacks does not run a check if the Servant has received the buff from another Avenger Chloe (say, from Friend Support). A Servant with two buffs that's hitting three enemies with an NP will receive six Manuscripts from the NP alone. (The only other Servant with a buff that functions this way is Altria (Alter).)
  • Mutually Exclusive Power-Ups: Avenger Chloe's main draw is her Third Skill that consumes all of the party's Manuscript Stacks in exchange for NP gain, but Chloe's own NP relies on her keeping her own stacks because each one increases her NP's damage. This heavily restricts Avenger Chloe from using her own NP Battery if she's the primary attacker, meaning a Chloe being run offensively will need to get charge from elsewhere.
  • Mythology Gag: Avenger Chloe's Third Ascension is her Dangerous Beast outfit from one of PRISMA☆ILLYA's gag chapters.
  • Not So Above It All: Chloe as her vanilla Archer self was the first Servant to lampshade Welfare Servants not getting different outfits as they underwent Ascension, and cheekily taunted the Master for expecting it from her... until Illya started lording her Ascensions over her. Chloe quickly changed her tune and went all out for her Avenger debut.
  • Self-Deprecation: Hiroshi Hiroyama, the author of PRISMA☆ILLYA, was (and as of this writing, still is) having a notoriously bad case of invokedSchedule Slip on his own work. Chloe, a character Hiroyama created within that same work, is now a media editor bending over backwards to make sure submission schedules are met. Hiroyama himself has noted the ironic Rage Against the Author on Twitter.
  • Switch-Out Move: Her Second Skill moves her to the backline at the end of the player's turn. In addition to giving the player some very deft control over their Servant formation, this notably synergizes quite well with her Bond CE which gives the whole party a Manuscript Completion buff whenever she hits/returns to the field (up to 3 times) and increases her own NP damage by 30% (and goes up by another 10% for each of her own Manuscript stacks).
  • Workaholic: Chloe taking on the role of a media editor has left her a little unhinged, frantically trying to meet submission deadlines and going to concerning extremes to optimize her workforce.

    Le Comte de Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo's Determination
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Illustrated by : Usagi Routo

"I am the avenger! The Count of Monte Cristo! —- Oh dear. There's a limit to being out of the norm, looking at this."
—Summon line before clearing Ordeal Call 2

"… Good grief, you surprise me. I doubted my eyes about what was happening. But, fine then. If you truly request it from your heart! It will only be for the slight time until I disappear, but these flames —-You may use them to your heart's content!"
—Summon line after clearing Ordeal Call 2

Another version of the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes. He debuted in Ordeal Call II: Id, Wastehole of the Unsalvagable as the main antagonist.

  • Arc Villain: For the second Ordeal Call, handily outdoing his rival Cagliostro, being the one responsible for the Singularity's existence and the protagonist's torment… all so they can achieve the Avenger Complex Breakthrough and he can get rid of Cagliostro.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Like his previous form, the Count is once again in a very dashing suit for his earlier Ascensions.
  • Big Good: In addition to creating the Singularity, he wants the protagonist to solve it and punish him for his crimes, which he subtly guides them towards doing… and he wants to lure in Cagliostro all so he can destroy the Singularity with both of them in it.
  • Critical Hit Class: Appropriately for a version that debuts in a storyline that features Jeanne Alter as a main character, Monte Cristo's skill loadout, stats and single-target NP essentially make him her Quick-class counterpart for the same role: consistent and overpowered critical damage on both regular attacks and NP. The invulnerability pierce and stun attribute of his NP is also an excellent effect to bring to bear to most end-of-chapter, event and challenge bosses who like to spam invulnerability and defense buffs.
  • Dark Is Evil: Likely an invoked example, considering his final goal is to have the Master strike him down in hatred and allow him to destroy both himself and Cagliostro.
  • Didn't See That Coming: If summoned after Ordeal Call II, he will be genuinely surprised to have been brought to Chaldea in spite of the Master's compatibility issues and the revelations regarding said chapter. However, he ain't complaining about it, and while he is still on a very short and unstable time limit, he will spend every second of it doing what he does best, incinerating his Master's enemies with his flames.
  • Final Boss: The Avenger Complex Breakthrough is essentially already obtained by defeating his Final Ascension. The icing on the cake is when he actually assists the Master in defeating Cagliostro too, making the latter more of a Post-Final Boss.
  • One-Winged Angel: For his Final Boss fight, he uses his Final Ascension, a far more menacing, powerful, and complex design than his previous ones. In another sense, he's essentially this to the other version of Edmond Dantes, being an even more powerful variant of the same Servant in the same class, despite both of them coexisting.
  • Swapped Roles: This version of Edmond Dantes is actually the same one summoned by Goetia in the Prison Tower Event, who has been working in the background to ensure the protagonist's mental security, while a different version summoned by Chaldea assists in fighting. However, since Id occurs inside of the protagonist's mind, the mental Dantes takes center-stage as a fighter and mastermind of the plot, while the physical Dantes is limited in how much aid he can provide.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: As a summoned Avenger Servant post-Ordeal Call II, he makes it very much clear from the get-go that his Spirit Origin is already in a rough unstable state, and it won't be long before he either crumbles apart or he quickly jumps ship to join the Avengers currently in Antarctica. That being said, he makes it very clear that for whatever time he has left with the Master, he wants them to use him and his flames to their hearts content.

    Edmond Dantès
The Count of Monte Cristo
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Monte Cristo Selection
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Illustrated by: Rui Komatsuzaki

"You called me! The reincarnation of vengeance itself? Well precisely, I am the grudge of darkness. I am Extra Class, Avenger!"

The world's most popular revenge-seeking hero, popularly known as The Count of Monte Cristo. He was imprisoned in the hellish Château d'If due to a false charge by an unscrupulous conspiracy, but he did not fall to despair thanks to a mind of steel. He eventually acquired the treasure of Monte Cristo and swooped upon Paris, dragging down many French leading figures who deceived him into hell.

His True Name is Edmond Dantès, but he perceives himself to be a different person from the "Edmond Dantès" who was a seaman from Marseilles.

He first appeared in the Garden of Sinners collaboration event "the Garden of Order" as a shadowy figure who planned to save Servants from Solomon. Within the game, he has the honor of being the first Avenger-class Servant, and debuted in the "Prison Tower" event. He serves as an ally in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", the protagonist's last personal summon in the Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon movie, and as a missionary in "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa", then he returns as an ally in "Lostbelt No.2: The Eternal Icy Fire Century, Götterdämmerung" and "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range, Olympus". He is also featured as the main character of the Fate/Chaldea Ace magazine's drama CD, which details his backstory before he started his revenge as told in the novel.

  • Aloof Ally: Described in the Servant Festival event as someone who prefers not to mingle with groups, only to appear in the time of need. He rarely interacts with anyone in the main story or events, only manifests whenever the Protagonist's mental landscape is threatened by mental attacks or another servant.
  • Adaptational Badass: While in the book, he was cunning and physically fit, in this game, he also has energy beam powers and is super fast. It's revealed in a Drama CD that the black fire powers comes from the treasure of Monte Cristo. It gives Edmond the flames of hell and the void and power equal to that from the age of mythology by forcing magic circuits and a magic crest into his body, which ultimately gives him the edge going against Roa. During the final chapter when the protagonist and Mash push towards the time throne, Dantès stays behind to battle Andromalius on his own and is winning. All the while Andromalius curses their choice to try to use Dantès in their plans.
  • Alternate Self: Downplayed, compared to the other examples in "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa". Before he shows up, Sherlock Holmes goes out of his way to talk to him to "get him involved" back at Chaldea, and when the protagonists bump into him, he claims to be a simple missionary (at a time and place where that was very, very illegal), before giving them useful advice about their enemies. Later, once the Onriedo has manifested, they literally see him defeat a gigantic orochi-fragment alone (when it takes the entire party some trouble defeating the other one) with his usual blazing hellfire, which he tries to pawn off as "flammable water" like Kiyohime's counterpart. Once the chapter ends and the protagonist returns to Chaldea they have the option to call Dantes "Mr. Missionary" and again he plays dumb, but he also went out of his way to instruct Musashi to record a message for the protagonist before she leaves knowing how important the two of them are to one another by the conclusion "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa".
  • Animation Bump: He received an animation update in the Summer Servant Festival event alongside his Spiriton Dress. His updated animations gave more details to his black flames while his NP animates his copies and shows him zipping more dynamically onscreen.
  • Anti-Hero: Much like the Dantès from the original literature, he's willing to help the heroes several times, but as an Avenger, he's willing to resort to ruthless methods to achieve his goals. Not to mention, he's the embodiment of Vengeance.
  • Ascended Extra: He has important roles in both "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku" and "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa" that both assume the player played his event and already knows who he is, especially with Shimousa. Perhaps for this reason, and because it doesn't have a currency-based shop or similar mechanics to muddy the waters, his event was ultimately released for the Rare Prism shop, and later became accessible for free so new players could still learn about him.
  • Ascended Glitch: His pose in battle seems to be a reference to Shimazaki's other Servant role, Arjuna, who had a glitch in his debut quest that would make him pose backwards.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's dressed in a nice post-revolutionary French suit, which is cloaked by a cape in his third ascension.
  • Balance Buff: The 9th set of Rank Up Quests gave him an upgrade to his Noble Phantasm, which on top of boosting damage, also inflicts any opponents hit with the Evil Curse debuff, which increases the damage one takes from the Curse Debuff. Combined with the release of Scáthach-Skadi, this makes him a lot more viable. His Golden Rule skill was also upgraded to The Treasure Of Monte Cristo following his announcement as a playable character in Melty Blood:Type Lumina, adding in an NP charge and enemy buff removal whenever he critically hits.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Many times he has appeared in the protagonist's soul to help defend when said soul is under magical attack. Once during the Prison Tower Event, his interlude, during "Lostbelt No.2: The Eternal Icy Fire Century, Götterdämmerung", and "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range, Olympus".
  • Beam Spam: His Noble Phantasm's finishing move is creating several speed-clones that simultaneously blast the opponent with energy beams.
  • Berserk Button: He goes ballistic when the saints of the Ruler class try to talk about the salvation of his soul. As an Avenger Servant, he is barred from the redemption the original Edmond Dantès eventually found and is pretty bitter about it.
  • Born Unlucky: To the point that, instead of having the E-rank Luck normally associated with this trope, his Luck stat is just completely blank. Subverted in that he simply lacks a Luck stat, as he does not leave anything to chance or luck.
  • Breakout Character: Due to his popularity, his event was one of the first to be rerun, and he also was featured as the main character in a Drama CD detailing his backstory. His event was also the first to be adapted into a manga.
  • Character Catchphrase: "Wait and hope" ("Attendre et espérer"), which originally was part of the closing thoughts from the novel.
  • The Cavalry:
    • In the final singularity, he breaks through time and space bringing all the other special event Servants to help out the Protagonist, who is trapped with Mash in the Trash Heap with Andromalius.
    • For the final battle in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", he brings Andersen and Jeanne Alter to help out. He claims Dumas sent him to help.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Both he and his creator, Alexandre Dumas, are Servants in this franchise (Dumas being the "Fake" Caster of Fate/strange Fake), which raises some interesting questions. When he knows there are other author Casters in Chaldea, he seems pleased. Later volumes of Strange Fake imply Dantes was real and Dumas wrote the book after hearing his story.
  • Coat Cape: Instead of his normal cape, he wears a ship captain coat this way in his summer outfit.
  • Cold Ham: He tries to be reserved most of the time but the hamminess comes out whenever he gets riled up, which happens really easily. It gets even more pronounced in the third Summer event.
  • Covered in Scars: His summer Spiritron Dress shows that he's scarred quite extensively from his time in Château d'If.
  • Critical Hit Class: His NP is an Area of Effect that generates a decent amount of critical stars, and when combined with his two Quick cards for Quick chains he can rack up stars pretty well. However, he has very poor star weight as an Avenger, meaning that he likely won't be seeing much benefit from those stars, and the lack of any skill to increase his critical damage or star weight means he's crippled from fully utilizing the power of his high ATK compared to the Buster-oriented Jeanne Alter.
  • Crutch Character: He was the first and only Avenger for a good period of time after the game came out, and it wasn't until the release of Jeanne Alter that he received another Avenger for players to use. As a result, he was incredibly useful early on because he could take care of Ruler enemies fairly well, and the early days of the game were a good period for Critical Hit-focused teams. However, as time went on, his usefulness dropped heavily as his outdated kit made him unable to compare to Jeanne Alter, and other Avengers after him. Even Aŋra Mainiiu was seen as better than him in certain situations, since his kit made him decent at fighting the Beast bosses in later Singularities. He would remain this way for a fairly long time until more Quick support came along and he received more buffs that make him more viable, but generally speaking, he lived in the shadow of Jeanne Alter. However, as more and more Challenge Quests feature multiple enemies, AoE Servants have become more valuable, making him more viable for Challenge Quests where NP looping is the key to victory.
  • Declaration of Protection: He delivers one to the protagonist at the end of "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku". Later story chapters show him keeping that promise and doing so very well, even if he's never explicitly called on.
    "Remember this well, my accomplice: punishment, deserving or otherwise, is always a given. But you will never succumb to it! All you need do is call my name! Do that, and I will be at your side in a moment's notice! Hahahahahaha!"
  • Determinator: The character himself was already this. Up to eleven since as a Servant he has the skill Determination of Steel at rank EX.
  • Disease Bleach: An artwork from Chaldea Ace reveals he used to have brown hair before his imprisonment, and a sketch shows his hair turned white while he's imprisoned with Abbé Faria in the Château d'If.
  • Dub Name Change: A minor example. In Japan, he is officially named "The Count of Monte Cristo" in his profile, Saint Graph and battle UI, reflecting his reluctance to use his real name (with the one exception being "Prison Tower" for the NPC Dantès only). In the English server, he is explicitly named as "Edmond Dantès", likely to avoid any potential legal issues that might arise. That said, the English version's dialogue still tends to refer to him as "the Count of Monte Cristo" more than it does "Dantès".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He shows up in the "Garden of Order" event as a shadowy NPC in cutscenes.
  • Evil Laugh: He revels in doing these, to the point half of his Spiriton Dress lines consist of evil laughs. Ibaraki even calls him "the Kuhaha Guy" for this in ServantFes and in one quest, his "Kuhaha Laugh" even debuffs one random party member every three turns.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: He has a thin white circle serving as his iris and cross-shaped pupils, which bears a resemblance to the eyes of Demon Pillars on closer inspection.
  • Fiction 500: The Count was always on this list, but as a Servant he has Golden Rule as an A-Rank skill. The Count effectively went from Rags to Riches, becoming the richest man in the world within the story.
  • Foil: He's described as being a foil to Aŋra Mainiiu. While the premiere Avenger was born out of wretchedness and rage, he eventually grew to appreciate love and nobility thanks to his companions. While Edmond was supported and cherished by several allies who helped make his revenge possible, he's stuck obsessing over hatred and retribution due to the infamy of his legend affecting his Saint Graph. Angra is often described as a pathetically weak Servant and in-universe barely qualifies as a Servant. Dantes is one of the most famous Avengers of all time with the power to match, and that's before his other self The Count comes into existence.
  • Foreshadowing: He quotes his final line from the book before vanishing at the end of "Garden of Order", hinting at his identity.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: In the context of the story Dantes is ridiculously powerful and is able to take Demon Pillars on his own and win which is something not really feasible for most Servants. He was also able to defeat Roa in single combat, then incinerate his soul completely, killing him permanently, something which required the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception in Tsukihime. None of this overwhelming power is available in game of course, as that would make him a total game breaker.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: When he was alive, he became one of these after he let go of his hatred. This version of him as a Servant isn't one of these, but he still dresses the part.
  • Glass Cannon: His ATK is the eighth-highest in the game, tied with fellow Avenger Demon King Nobunaga, he hits all classes save Moon Cancer for at least neutral damage, and his Determination of Steel increases it even further when used. On the other hand, his HP is very unexceptional, he only resists the Ruler class who are more along the lines of a Stone Wall anyways, his deck and NP lean more towards using Quick chains (which hampers his overall damage potential), he has a Class Skill that constantly increases his NP gauge at the cost of decreasing the entire team's resistance to debuffs, and he even has abnormally low resistance to instant-kill attacks. All of this contrasts him even more to the Stone Wall Ruler class.
  • Good is Not Nice: There are two things that are certain of Dantes- his well-buried decency, and his inclination for cruelty. If you get in a fight with him, Dantes holds nothing back and always goes for the kill as soon as he can, all while laughing mockingly at your imminent death. And this is a guy on your side...
  • Guardian Entity: He has become one for the protagonist's mental landscape, fighting off evil spirits in a Battle in the Center of the Mind during his Interlude and "Lostbelt No. 2: The Eternal Icy Fire Century, Götterdämmerung". He's also able to intervene during "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa" although he denies it entirely despite all the evidence being against him. He appears yet again during Olympus to protect the protagonist from Aphrodite's song, complete with a shot of his Third Ascension halfway veiled in shadow with his eye glowing red. His luck runs out in the "Servant Summer Camp! Chaldea's Thriller Night" event, however, where his attempt to protect the protagonist's dreams is hard-countered by Abigail (Summer), who boots him out of influencing the Singularity for the rest of the story.
  • Guest Fighter: Appears in Melty Blood Type Lumina as part of the 2nd season of DLC.
  • Heroic Second Wind: His Noble Phantasm "Attendre, Espérer: Wait, and Hope", grants this, bringing someone back from the brink of death with a temporary boost in all Parameters.
  • Immortal Breaker: His black flames can inflict Wound That Will Not Heal and incinerate souls as Roa has the displeasure of finding out first hand.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's violent, brooding, and cruel, but never before has a spirit of vengeance been so obviously Tsundere.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: The design shown for the Drama CD reveals he used to have this. The Detective Edmond Craft Essences also has him sporting the same ponytail hairstyle in the card art.
  • Morality Pet: His mistress Haydée is practically the only thing that prevented him from being an outright Revenge Before Reason. It's also explained that the only reason he's an Avenger is because Haydée is not there to rein him in.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: While he does give the Protagonist some valuable advice during "Pseudo-Parallel World: The Stage of Carnage: Shimousa", he declines from assisting them further due to having issues with how the people of the era dealt with his fellow Christians during the fairly recent (at the time) Shimabara Rebellion.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: His Spiriton Dress has him shirtless while he wears his ship captain coat as a Coat Cape. Notably, he and Robin Hood are the only male character who's shirtless in their summer outfits.
  • Not So Above It All: The description for his Monte Cristo Selection Spiritron Dress notes he actually likes his inflatable tube, though he denies it publicly.
  • Passing the Torch: In Ordeal Call II, when the Avengers choose to leave Chaldea he entrusts Abigail Williams to fulfill his role as the Master's mental guardian.
  • Pet the Dog: He went out of his way to help out a dreaming Nightingale when her good side is causing her extreme distress in her second interlude. He even drags the protagonist to her dreams so the latter can give her a much needed pep talk.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: His Drama CD outfit sports a purple one with gold trimmings and even has black flame designs lining the bottom of the cape.
  • Power Creep: For a while, he was the only Avenger in the game and was fairly popular because of it. However, Jeanne Alter totally outclassed him. So while he wasn't a bad Servant, he didn't get much use due to being left behind. The introduction of Skadi drastically turned things around due to his amazing compatibility with her, putting him on the good side of power creep.
  • Prisons Are Gymnasiums: His stay in the Château d'If in the book gave him unusual strength and excellent night vision. Here it gets exaggerated into Enfer Château d'If, a Noble Phantasm that gives him Beam Spam powers. The mental power of steel fostered in the hellish Château d'If was converted into a Noble Phantasm. Essentially, he forces his body to keep up with his extremely high-speed thinking, causing him to approach Speed Blitz levels.
  • Protectorate: The Count of Monte Cristo is among the few Servants that consistently appear from Chaldea during the main story events to save the protagonist from harm, completely unprompted. He has sworn to protect the protagonist from any punishment, telling them to simply call out his name and he will be at their side.
  • Red Baron: The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his Third Ascension his left eye glows gold. Played straight when intervening to protect the protagonist from Aphrodite's song in "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range, Olympus where it does glow red.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Possibly the reason why he calls Florence Nightingale "Mercédès", as it was the name of the woman he loved before his fall. At first she was amnesiac and needed some kind of name, but he still calls her that long after that matter was resolved and both of them moved to Chaldea, much to her annoyance. The Drama CD features another one of his lovers, Haydée, who looks very much like the female protagonist (down to her orange hair).
  • Revenge: One of fiction's most legendary cases of Best Served Cold, and the main reason he is an Avenger. Dantès describes himself as devoid of love or compassion, driven only by "the black flame of grudge that blazes itself dazzlingly only by means of hatred and revenge."
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: In the "Servant Summer Festival" event, he is one of few people outside of the Protagonist's group who is aware of the time loops, though he doesn't take full credit of being resistant to it on his own merit and thinks it might be due to a class skill, possibly Oblivion Correction.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He loves to employ verbose word choices and speaks so sophisticatedly even in casual conversations that others find it difficult to understand what meant to say.
    • In "Arctic Summer World" event, he waxes poetic as he provides the protagonist's group with a vague hint on where the grail is concealed, causing Yan Qing to ask him to speak normally. He responds by disappearing back into the Protagonist's shadow.
    • Poked fun in one chapter of You've Lost Ritsuka Fujimaru, he spends the whole episode saying Meaningless Meaningful Words that Amazoness CEO has to step in and translate what he wants to convey: He is bored.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports an incredibly vicious one with his "angry" expression.
  • Spanner in the Works: He explains at the end of the Prison Tower event that Solomon had cursed the protagonist with a Deadly Gaze in London; to have their soul Dragged Off to Hell. He found the King of Magic's lack of hatred offensive, and repurposed the Curse to suit his own whims. This also gave the Protagonist a way out.
  • Temporal Duplication: His Noble Phantasm "Enfer Château d'If: Tyger, Burning Bright" is described as a technique of "super high-speed movement and thinking" that lets him transcend spacetime, and he can use it to create time-displaced duplicates of himself to attack multiple enemies simultaneously.
  • That Man Is Dead: He doesn't actually consider himself Edmond Dantès as he has been summoned as an Avenger and thus will continue to harbor evil desires of revenge until he dies, unlike the Dantès of the book who let them go. This is one of the reasons the protagonist knows that the man who claims to be "Edmond Dantès" in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku" is fake, because the real one always calls himself "the Count of Monte Cristo".
  • Token Good Teammate: While he's a lunatic like most Avengers, his psychosis revolves around protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty rather than wanton misanthropic genocide. He can still be a bitter Jerkass about it and isn't afraid of hurting anyone who gets in his way, however.
  • Villain Respect: He freely admits that he admires Amakusa for his dream of salvation for the world, claiming there is no man who embodies Greed better than him. To a lesser extent, he also respects Jeanne for never giving in to hatred despite her hardships. Supplementary materials also reveal he respects Aŋra Mainiiu for being the first Avenger.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Thoroughly averted. Unlike other Heroic Spirits that come from recent history that have to rely on tricks or some thoroughly honed skill to compete, Dantès is ludicrously powerful for his time thanks to the power bestowed upon him by the treasure of Monte Cristo, making him able to stand up to mythical heroes and a Demon Pillar on his own.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • In the Shimousa manga adaptation, he attempts to make his own investigation into the Singularity only to be swiftly defeated by Saber Empireo.
    • In contrast to the game where he defeats Nightingale easily before challenging the Protagonist himself, the Prison Tower manga has Nightingale giving him a brutal beatdown and actually defeats him, but she also receives a fatal blow and disappears first.
    • In "Servant Summer Camp! Chaldea's Thriller Night", his usual Guardian Entity schtick is overwhelmed by Abigail (Summer), who all but boots him out of the Singularity and back to Chaldea. The most he can do is give the protagonist advice before he's cut off.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Claims he doesn't like hurting women, yet the protagonist can point out that he fought Jeanne pretty savagely. He waves it off by comparing Jeanne to a fortress, and proceeds to kill Nightingale.

    Gorgon (Medusa)
The Monster of the Shapeless Isle
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Composite Deity Gorgon
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English anime)
Live actor: Asana Mamoru
Illustrated by: Simosi

"...Hmph. Avenger, Gorgon. Use me well. I shall use you well, too. Whose untimely end will be displayed first? It should be something to see."

The version of Medusa after she consumed her sisters and became a monster, the mere shadow of her cursed growth. She is on the verge of a complete transformation from goddess to “Gorgon” and would not usually be summoned as a Servant, as she is essentially a threat to mankind.

She is a major villain in the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" and appears in the second Summer event's latter half, "Death Jail Summer Escape".

  • Amplifier Artifact: She uses her Holy Grail in the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" to restore the Divinity she lost upon becoming a monster as well as borrowing one of Tiamat's Authorities, vastly increasing her power and giving her the ability to create and command the legions of demonic beasts that threaten Uruk.
  • Balance Buff:
    • Her Monstrous Strength was buffed via a Rank Up Quest to last for four hits with a two turn limit instead of one and give her Buster cards a Critical Star Gather effect, greatly aiding her role as a Buster Critical Hit Servant.
    • Her interlude buffs the amount of NP charge given to her and any allies on the field from 10% to 15%.
  • Battle Theme Music: "Ravaging Myth", a rock track with One-Woman Wail that creates the illusion she's not merely a Disc-One Final Boss for the protagonists to face from having her own unique theme (being one of three bosses in the entire game to do so at time of release).
  • Breath Weapon: The snakes in her hair fire laser beams from their mouths, both individually and collectively.
  • Call-Back: Her NP transforms her temporarily into her full Gorgon form, as seen in Medusa's flashback in Fate/hollow ataraxia.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She openly embraces being an evil monster. In her Interlude she even notes that as her dreamscape reflects herself as a person, the air is dark and ominous, the sights are dreadful and sinister, the cold floor is damp as if it awaits the Master's death, and the walls are as stifling as a coffin: "There is nothing at all good here. A true nightmare for any human. A being of pure despair and evil... that is what I am." Deconstructed as this same Interlude implies that her hatred towards humanity is misplaced and she's filled with self-loathing for being a monster, adopting a Then Let Me Be Evil attitude.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Her boss form is bigger, stronger, tougher, gets three actions per turn, and has multitarget attacks. However, said multitarget attacks also have hit counts high enough that it's not uncommon to pull out consecutive Noble Phantasms on her just from the NP Gauge they give you (and since they hit your entire team, that means consecutive NP Chains).
  • Demonic Possession: Gorgon spends the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" as a vessel for Tiamat, including having her name changed to hers in boss battles. This actually zig-zags - at first it's subverted as Gorgon is fully in control of her actions and is harnessing Tiamat's power, but Tiamat is allowing this because their goals are in alignment. Once Gorgon fails, Tiamat decides it's time to kick things into higher gear.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She's set up as the final threat in the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", but unfortunately, killing her just sets up the real threat to Uruk and humanity.
  • The Dreaded: She's the most feared inmate at Medb's prison in "Death Jail Summer Escape". Even the wardens tend to avoid her.
  • Double Unlock: She can only be rolled from the Story Summon banner after beating the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia".
  • Eldritch Abomination: Her full Gorgon form is that of a huge, indescribable creature forming from many snakes with Glowing Eyes of Doom.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She freezes should she see Stheno and Euryale, immediately retreating and cursing her Master for showing them to her in My Room. In her Interlude, her sisters in Chaldea treat her pretty much the same as her humanoid self, including the loving bullying, so Gorgon still respects, loves, and fears them despite the one-sided angst she's suppressing about devouring them.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: If you have Quetzalcoatl, one of her lines is wondering why she, despite her having the qualities to be an Avenger, is so cheerful, and thinking it'll take time to understand her.
  • Evil Laugh: She bursts into laughter upon reaching her Final Ascension, taunting her Master for strengthening her to this extent and threatening to eat them first for opening this box of destruction.
    "Look at me! This is the result of your desires, the end of a careless summoning! Hehe, hahahaha! Now, where shall I start eating? first, of course... the foolish contractor who personally opened the box of destruction?"
  • Eye Beams: Her full-on Gorgon form fires a massive laser from her single eye.
  • Fighting a Shadow: In "Death Jail Summer Escape", the version of her that the racing teams meet at the prison courtyard is actually just a copy of her that she created to get some semblance of exercise and sunlight. Her real body is chained up in solitary confinement deep within the prison.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Playable Gorgon is 172 cm not counting her her monstrous partsnote  but whenever she appears in other form of media she is as big as she was in the Babylonia Singularity. Even when fought in other events in FGO she is much bigger than playable Gorgon.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Her third and final ascensions replace her black outfit with white and gold, matching her wings and gold scales and referencing her past as an earth goddess.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Without mincing words, Medusa remains alluring (if unsettlingly vamp-ish) even in this form. Bonus points for having been the Trope Namer. Averted for her appearance in her NP, where she turns into an Eldritch Abomination-like mass of writhing snakes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Twice, under radically different circumstances.
    • At the end of the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", she arrives in a Big Damn Heroes moment to stall against Tiamat. Subverted in that it's heavily implied that this form of Gorgon was actually Ana, who's always been on your side, ascended into this form and denying that they were the same person.
    • Afterward, the "actual" Gorgon you had fought joins the protagonist and all of her other former enemies against Solomon and the Demon Pillars in the "Final Singularity: The Temple of Time: Solomon". According to her, Ana and Quetzalcoatl convinced her.
  • Historical Gender Flip: Not Gorgon herself, but her Bond Craft Essence implies that Chrysaor, Gorgon's second child, is actually a girl, as it shows the remains of Gorgon's corpse, with the central part of it being a giant orb with a silhouette of a woman inside of it.
  • Hollywood Acid: "Death Jail Summer Escape" shows that she can produce acid strong enough to eat through anything. The racers get her to literally cough some up to help them escape, but she can only give them so much before becoming hungry.
  • I Am a Monster: Her Interlude is even titled "You Are a Monster"! On one hand, she literally is a monster and is quite happy to identify as such. But her Interlude digs deeper as she's forced to confront why a monster was even able to be summoned, willingly, as an Avenger Servant for a do-good Master who refuses to be too scared of her threats. It's all-but-stated that she hates who she's become and identifying as a monster, but she just can't move on from her regret and anger.
    "I've told you time and time again, and you still don't get it!? I am no Heroic Spirit! I AM A MONSTER!"
  • Ignored Epiphany: Implied trope similar to Kiyohime's Interlude. Gorgon's Interlude takes place in her dreamscape, a dreary hopeless place reflecting her identity as a monster. At one point, she openly wonders why she was summoned at all as she doesn't identify as a Heroic Spirit, let alone an Avenger — what could she be so hateful against? The final battle of the Interlude is against herself, Gorgon as a boss, after a disjointed cutscene showing Gorgon devouring her beloved sisters and the playable Gorgon getting seemingly-senselessly angry at this shadow. Instead of explicitly realizing that she hates herself the most or changing as a person, she once again concludes she hates all humans and the world for forcing this fate upon her.
  • I Hate Past Me: She has My Room dialogue where she hates gazing upon her younger selves, Euryale, and Stheno, as it reminds her of what she's become. In the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", she desperately attempts to deny Ana's presence as a result. The playable Gorgon, though, is envious of her past self's appearance, as this was before she had started becoming a monster.
  • Kaiju: As the vessel of Tiamat, she's absolutely huge. She makes her first appearance by emerging from beneath a hilltop fortress-city like it's the shell of a giant egg, and her tail can crush an entire phalanx of soldiers in a single blow.
  • Kill All Humans: Babylonia's Gorgon loathes humanity and takes any chance she can to murder humans around them or bring them back to her temple for worse fates. The protagonist is the only one she's even willing to spare as a pet in the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", while her Servant counterpart wants to turn on them.
    [when asked about what she likes] "What do I like? The suffering of humans. What else could it have been? Fool."
  • Light Is Not Good: Her third ascension puts her in a gold and white color scheme, but she's still every bit as terrifying and murderous as before.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In lore, she has A++ rank Strength and Endurance and B rank Agility. As a boss, she starts strong and keeps up the pressure with AoE attack spam and as-expected boss-tier HP. As a playable Servant, not so much — she has the fifth lowest HP of all 4* Servants (as a trade-off to having the highest ATK of all 4* Servants) and is more a Glass Cannon, though her Guts and high stun chance skill gives her some utility.
  • Medusa: As implied by her name, this version of Medusa fits the traditional description of a Gorgon, with living snakes for hair and golden wings.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Despite the fact she's nearly transformed into a Gorgon, thanks to a lack of monstrous features, wearing very little and having massive breasts means she is this.
  • Not So Above It All: As noted above, she readily embraces her monstrous side, and loves to loom over her Master in (vain) efforts to scare them. However, the Medusa we all know and love is still somewhere in there—Gorgon’s air of intimidation is often outright ignored by the protagonist, when she herself doesn’t break it in a moment of clumsiness. And there are other things too; her dialogue shows that she’s still a little self-conscious about her size, and her valentine scenes and and her interlude show that she still cares about her sisters, her past selves, and even her Master, despite being a ruthless murder machine.
    • Enforced by her sisters, who take every opportunity to break through her cold, aloof demeanor.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • To cough up her acid in "Death Jail Summer Escape", she turns around away from the party, inhales and exhales deeply, and makes retching noises and has to wipe her mouth afterward. Sanzang is disgusted and Gorgon has to angrily clarify that yes, it's just acid in the containers.
    • The end of her Interlude plays out like a romantic comedy after a morose, combative dream. Gorgon and the Master both seem to vividly remember their shared time in the dreamscape despite her warning that it'd be best for the Master to forget. When they meet in the hallways of Chaldea, Gorgon gives some Meaningful Looks that pointedly remind the Master to never speak of the dream again. Unfortunately, her living-again sisters Euryale and Stheno see this exchange and openly gossip about what's happening between their oversized younger sister and the Master, and move to interrogate her. Gorgon tries to avoid them by claiming that she needs to go to the simulator for training and exercise with the Master, which only heightens their suspicion.
      Stheno: "She's fleeing with Master! Does that mean something really... is there some truth behind what we think happened between them!?"
  • Odd Friendship: In the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" with Quetzalcoatl and Kingu, both of whom care about her in their own way. She has specific My Room lines for both of them (well, Enkidu in the latter case) should you also have them as Servants.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her Noble Phantasm, Pandaemonium Cetus, has her fully transform into the monstrous Gorgon that overtook the Shapeless Isle before unleashing a powerful beam from her eye.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: Implied trope. Out of all the things she hates as an Avenger, she singles out mirrors in her My Room conversation as what she hates the most. It's a hint that she hates what she's become as much as everything else.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: In mythology, the Gorgons were Echidna's sisters because their parents were Ceto and Phorcys. Here, she is Echidna's grandmother since Echidna's father is her son, Chrysaor.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: She's the Servant with the most reptilian physical traits so far, and one of the very few that are still a potential threat to their Master even after reaching Bond Level 5; whereas even other Avengers (including Hessian Lobo, who also wishes to Kill All Humans), irregular Servants and Anti-Heroes warm up to them by the end, her Bond 5 line still has her wanting to kill her Master, with the only concession being that she'll be merciful about it.
  • Running Gag: Whenever she shows up in events, she tries to find a place she finds comfortable to take over as her new home.
  • Sequential Boss: When she's fought in her Challenge Quest during "Death Jail Summer Escape", Gorgon intitally appears in her playable form with two break bars. Upon both being broken, she abruptly declares that it's time to get serious and transforms into her Kaiju form from the Babylonia Singularity.
  • Snake People: Her Composite Deity Gorgon form in Babylonia takes after depictions of her with the snake-tail lower half of a lamia.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: Much more blatantly snakelike than her Rider counterpart, and manages to be an even bigger Ms. Fanservice with her super-scanty outfit and even more curvaceous figure.
  • Statuesque Stunner: It's noted in her profile if you only count her human parts, she's still as tall as her Rider version at 172 cm. If you include her monster parts like her tail (which is what she's actually balancing on rather than her feet), she's much taller, to the point her sprite towers over all but the largest other Servants like Darius or Ivan the Terrible. And her boss version in the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" is even bigger. Amusingly, her Valentine gift cut-scene indicates she has a habit of smacking her head against the ceiling and door frames of Chaldea, with her complaining the ceiling should be at least twice as high.
  • Super-Strength: Like Asterios, she has A++ Strength due to being a monster, not a human.
  • Tail Slap: One of her attack animations has her swinging around her tail to slap the target.
  • Taken for Granite: She has the same Mystic Eyes of Petrification as her past selves, taunting her Master by threatening to turn them to stone. Hers are notably A++, making hers much more potent than regular Medusa. It's strong enough that even Merlin had an Oh, Crap! when she used it because it was able to get around his immortality. It also outright killed Leonidas, who was using Thermopylae Enomotia to bolster his defenses to do so.
  • Token Evil Teammate: By far the most unapologetically evil of the Avengers. Unlike the others, even when you max out her Bond, she actively refuses to change her ways in any capacity and outright mocks you for thinking she would ever consider a human her friend... although she does concede to kill you last and make it painless when she inevitably begins her revenge on mankind. Amusingly, the protagonist sincerely thinks she's still not the worst Servant in Chaldea in her Interlude.
  • To Serve Man: Several of her My Room dialogue lines make it clear she seeks to eat the protagonist when given the chance.
  • Tsundere: Discussed Trope. In "Death Jail Summer Escape", Nobunaga calls Gorgon out as "a Servant whose Spirit Origin is made up of pure 'tsun'" and that she should throw a bit of "dere" into the mix. This trope is almost non-existent in reality, but despite her seriousness she has a few lighter comedic moments where she lets down her guard of hate and hunger. It's also implied that at least her snake hair has taken a shine to the protagonist by later Bond levels, as her early Bond Level 2 warning that they "[have] no reason... [and] may eat you on a whim" if they're too close is ignored by Bond Level 4. Her interlude plays with it, implying that, for better or worse, she does have a certain amount of affection and loyalty towards her Master, but that it's all seen through the filter of her loathing, making it dangerous and unhealthy.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In mythology, Pegasus is Medusa and Poseidon's son and Chrysaor's brother. Here, Chrysaor is their only son and Pegasus was only a gift to Medusa from Poseidon.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", her mind starts to crack when she lays eyes on Ana for the first time; her mental identity as Tiamat starts breaking apart, and she starts shouting for Ana to leave her sight and die.
  • We Can Rule Together: In the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia", she offers the protagonist a chance to become her own Master if they "embrace [her] purpose". Of course, the ultimate end would be Gorgon killing all humans and sparing just the lone human Master.
  • Weight Woe: The playable Gorgon has an uncharacteristically meek line in My Room where she's self-conscious of her weight in comparison to her former Rider self. Notably, another line mentions that her body has "bad mileage" with magic consumption and she's presently hungry, but now she's second-guessing herself.
    "Medusa... a nostalgic name. Hmph... she seems a little, just a little, lighter than me... Maybe I should eat a bit less..."
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Kingu and Gorgon have been sparing human children during their slaughter of humanity.
  • You Will Be Spared:
    • She says, of the "I'll make your death painless" variety, if you max out her Bond Level.
    • In the "Seventh Singularity: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia" it's more of the standard type, in that they'd be the last remaining human while she wipes everyone else out if they agree to join her.

    Jeanne d'Arc (Alter)
The Dragon Witch
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Ruler Alter
Wicked Dragon Witch ver. Shinjuku 1999
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English)
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi

"Servant, Avenger. Summoned upon your request. ...What's with that look? Come on, here's the contract."

A Jeanne d'Arc of vengeance created by Gilles de Rais using the Holy Grail. As a Heroic Spirit and dark counterpart of the actual Jeanne, she was originally summoned by Gilles in the Ruler class, but can later be summoned by Chaldea in the Avenger class.

Gilles wished upon the Holy Grail for the Jeanne d'Arc he pictured in his mind, one who would share his ideals (and prejudices) and take vengeance upon France for burning her at the stake. However, because the real Jeanne possessed the purity of a true Saint, the possibility of "summoning a different side" of her was zero. Thus Gilles settled for the next best thing and created an imperfect copy of Jeanne: a vengeful holy woman who despises hypocrisy and cuts down her enemies without hesitation or regret; a blackguard commanding an army of dragons, known and feared as the "Dragon Witch".

Despite being a fictional character, it is possible under the unique circumstances of the Grand Order for this dark version of Jeanne to be summoned by Chaldea's FATE system.

As a non-playable Ruler, she is the main antagonist of "First Singularity, Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans" and appears in "Almost Weekly Santa Alter". She would later become a playable Servant as an Avenger, as part of the "Da Vinci and 7 Counterfeit Heroic Spirits" event (which she was also the true villain of). She's also a major ally in ''Pseudo-Singularity I, Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku" and "Ordeal Call II: Id, Wastehole of the Unsalvagable".

  • A Day in the Limelight: She has two, fitting her Breakout Character Status. She shares "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku" with Altria Alter, and "Ordeal Call II - Id, Wastehole of the Unsalvagable" is mostly for her, though it touches on Avengers as a whole as well.
  • Allergic to Love: Zigzagged. She claims to be disgusted by all forms of affection directed towards her, and considers her feelings for her Master to be akin to nausea. But she also made a bunch of pretty boys to hang out with and have love/hate relationships with and grows increasingly close to the player as her bond level goes up. Assuming her objections aren't a front she's putting on, it's likely she wants to pursue love but gets nervous and uncomfortable when it comes to actually acting on that desire. The way she behaves during her date in Id seems to support this, as she's seems unable to enjoy the gelato she gets with the Protagonist and internally frets over the fact that she has no idea what a normal girl would do on a date.
  • Animal Motif: Dragons. Ruler Alter was able to summon dragons and wyverns with the power of the Holy Grail. As an Avenger, Jeanne Alter is able to further buff the ATK of Dragon-trait allies with her Dragon Witch EX. Ironically, she only needs Dragon Fangs as Skill Upgrade materials (and it's the first thing she needs) and never needs Reverse Dragon's Scales. Her Berserker version and Santa Lily don't need dragon-type materials at all.
  • Animation Bump: Twice over:
    • First, when she became playable as an Avenger, compared to her NPC ruler version. She came with new animations for her attacks and Noble Phantasm, and new artwork.
    • Second, alongside Ruler Jeanne with the release of "Ordeal Call II". This was notably the first animation update that the game had gotten in two years, so many people thought the developers were done doing them.
  • Arc Villain: Main antagonist of the game's first singularity where she summons berserk Servants to run rampant across France. She also served as this for the Da Vinci event.
  • Armor Is Useless: Jeanne Alter sheds more and more of her armor as she ascends until she's left with nothing but a black dress, gauntlets, and greaves by her Third and Final Ascensions even though she has greater HP and Attack. She's never shown to suffer any loss of defense from wearing modern clothes either.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Despite her looks and twisted nature, those are not the reason why she is an Avenger, unlike others who had been tormented or had a bad reputation in life (since her original class is Ruler); she only becomes one for her revenge against Chaldea and Altria Alter over the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans" and the first Christmas event, which kicks in with "Da Vinci and the Seven Counterfeit Heroic Spirits" where she returns with a vengeance. Averted in the Arcade though as she started out as an Avenger in that game and not a Ruler.
  • Artificial Family Member: Jeanne Alter was originally created by Gilles de Rais as his own twisted version of Jeanne d'Arc. In the Da Vinci counterfeit event, Gilles was cast as the "father who gets yelled by his daughter" archetype. Furthermore, the original Jeanne treats her Alter version like a little sister.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She treats the protagonist with disdain most of the time, but when she's vulnerable she becomes a lot more open about her feelings in the brief instants before she tries to save face. It's mentioned by EMIYA in the second Christmas event that one of the reasons why only the protagonist could have come up with the plan to save Jeanne d'Arc Alter Santa Lily is because they're the one person Jeanne Alter trusts from the bottom of her heart.
  • Badass Adorable: Beyond that wrathful exterior and potent firepower is a hilariously dorky girl who gets up to some zany antics at times.
  • Balance Buff:
    • Her NP was buffed via Rank Up Quest for the 6th Anniversary to not only increase the base damage, but also drops 30 Critical Stars to better serve her ability as a Critical Hit Class.
    • Her Ephemeral Dream skill was buffed via Rank Up Quest for "Ordeal Call II" to add a self-NP battery of 30~50%. This makes her compatible with the double Koyanskaya strategy, letting her farm odd 1-1-1 fights as well as generally making it easier to blast her foes with her Noble Phantasm as soon as possible.
  • Battle Aura: She is covered by a dark aura when she is fought as Ruler Alter in the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans". Her later appearances, especially as Avenger, no longer has it.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When you get her Spiriton Dress her My Room dialogue taunts her Master to look at her costume...and when they do stare she's unable to cope with the embarassment.
  • Birth-Death Juxtaposition: Was manifested by Gilles de Rais in Orleans shortly after the real Jeanne d'Arc's death. The Beyond the Tale animated promo also positions her as an entity that was "born" after the saint's execution.
  • Black Swords Are Better: Zigzagged. Her version of La Pucelle is a black sword to vanilla Jeanne's silver, and while it's not an EX-Rank NP that can annihilate anything, it's still incredibly destructive one that doesn't kill her after one use.
  • Born as an Adult: The wish that brought her into being made her a young woman, sans any form of childhood. This has no direct consequences for her, but her Santa Lily form has issues stemming from this - since Jeanne Alter was never a child to begin with, Santa Lily is a variation of what's already an imperfect copy, putting her independent existence at risk.
  • Boyish Short Hair: In first and second ascension, her hairstyle is essentially the same as vanilla Jeanne's but without the braid, making it much shorter. It doesn't stay this way for third and final ascension however. She also wears it this way when she's using her alternate costume that allows her to battle in her Shinjuku clothes.
  • Breakout Character:
    • The breakout character of Grand Order; the only possible competition she has for being the trope's biggest F/GO example is Ereshkigal and later Morgan. She was originally intended to be a one-off curiosity to kick the game off and a freebie Servant given out in her Orleans form, but due to the immense popularity of her concept and of the character herself, she was given her own focus event, bumped up in rarity, made into Power Creep personified and played a large role in a story chapter as an ally Servant. She has also become one of the primary merchandising focuses of ancillary GO goods, all driven by (nigh-relentless) fan demand.
    • As just one example: when Jeanne Alter finally hit the gacha for the first time in mainland China, the desire for her was so strong that it catapulted F/GO clear to the top of China's mobage charts.
    • The same thing happened during her NA debut. Her release made F/GO the highest grossing iOS game on the first day of her debut banner, and it ranked 5th on the highest grossing apps on the App Store that day.
    • To put even more of a point on it: she is the second Servant to ever get more than one free variant version (Santa Jeanne Alter in Christmas #2, and Summer Jeanne Alter Berserker in Summer #3). And even then, the multitude of Liz variants were done more for comedy than anything; the multiple Jeanne Alters are fed almost entirely by her popularity.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her various schemes and escapades in events always backfire on her in some embarassing and hilarious fashion. Even giving chocolate to the protagonist on Valentine's Day ended up with her running away in humiliation!
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In her quest to forge her own identity as a playable Servant, she wholeheartedly embraces the idea of being evil. Subverted in that she doesn't really succeed, and in Chaldea her "sisters" temper her attempts at villainy into generic troublemaking.
  • Characterization Marches On: Her initial appearance in Orleans is cold and cruel, and constantly near the point of Tranquil Fury. Every successive appearance after the fact has her in the Tsundere Deadpan Snarker personality she's most known for.
  • Character Development: She doesn't really regret what she did in the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans", but for her Interlude as a playable Servant she takes the protagonist to Orleans before a new sub singularity can form based on the resentment the people have for her. It's noted that her attempts to take responsibility for her actions has actually made her worthy of being a proper Servant.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Due to being retooled into an Avenger, her Ruler self no longer has a reason to exist, and never appears again after the Santa Alter event rerun. She makes an appearance in regular Jeanne's Interludes, but chronologically the Interludes take place before the first Christmas event. The Arcade adaption of the game's story uses the Avenger version from the beginning.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: It's practically a package deal with her normal tsundere antics in "Pseudo-Singularity I: Quarantined Territory of Malice: Shinjuku", and whenever she feels that Altria is garnering more favor with the protagonist than she is, it drives her absolutely nuts. The Archer of Shinjuku makes the mistake of teasing both girls about their jealousy of Mash at one point to which they respond quickly, wordlessly, and violently.
  • Clone Angst: Actually feels highly insecure about her situation as Jeanne's shadow. This is what kicked off the Da Vinci Event storyline, and it comes up pretty prominently during the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans", too.
    "There is no rule that says an imitation cannot defeat the original!"note 
  • Cool Sword: She freely uses La Pucelle, the sword representing her burning at the stake, something normally Too Awesome to Use for the normal Jeanne.
  • Critical Hit Class: Her Self-Modification EX skill boosts both her Critical Strength and C. Star Gather Rate, all in order to boost her high damage even further and make up for the fact the Avenger class hits most others for neutral damage and has low natural C. Star Gather Rate. Her upgraded NP now dropping 30 Critical Stars means she can make firing off powerful crits much easier.
  • A Darker Me: Subverted; she originally claimed she's this to Jeanne and even believed it herself, but the reality is that she's just a twisted copy made by the Holy Grail because the real Jeanne has no such darkness within her. This revelation... didn't go that well with her once she finally figured it out.
  • Death from Above: Ruler Alter's version of Le Grondement de la Haine rains dark flames on multiple targets.
  • Death Seeker: In her final fight against Lobo, she claims all Avengers to be this on some level. Due to their physical inability to let go of their hatred even when their revenge is rendered pointless, dying is the only thing that can truly release them from their suffering.
  • Determinator: Re-summoned herself through pure force of will, and her various fakes during the Da Vinci events are noted to try to make up for lack of skill with sheer passion (to the point that even Da Vinci reluctantly admits they could actually rival her own work).
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • The Ruler version met in Orléans is a pure Palette Swap of the regular Jeanne, minus the braid and with different skills. Even her Noble Phantasm had the same animation, with only the end result differing (a shining light with support effects for Jeanne and a damaging rain of darkness for Alter). The Avenger version, in addition to the new class, comes with a tweaked, more unique design, and new animation showing off a completely different fighting style (Jeanne exclusively uses her flag as a spear, while Alter prefers using her Flaming Sword's powers).
    • The Ruler version was much more stoic and generally showed her rage with silence which heavily differs to the Avenger version's Deadpan Snarker Evil Is Hammy Tsundere personality. And while the Ruler version completely hated France desiring to eliminate the country, the Avenger's version's Interlude has her return to France to clean up the mess she left behind but clearly doesn't want to talk about it. Chaldea notes that her taking action like this is something that actually makes her worthy of being a heroic spirit.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She doesn't like to be called Jeanne, which makes sense because they're entirely different people. She quickly grows tired of being called Alter as well, since there's like twenty Alters in Chaldea already. So she only really accepts being called Jeanne Alter, but it's pretty long so most people around her end up defaulting to one or the other, to her annoyance.
  • Dragon Rider: Her Dragon Witch ability allows her to control dragons and use any, even Fafnir himself, as a mount.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: One very popular CE is referred to as 'Drunk Jeanne Alter', though the proper name is actually "Holy Night Dinner" and is the event CE for the second Christmas event. As can be guessed from the nickname, it shows a clearly smashed Jeanne Alter behind a bar with Caster Gilles working as the bartender. Well, it's probably a step up from first Christmas event where she was playing Monopoly with Pierre.
  • Endearingly Dorky: In a very weird way. She's wrathful, doesn't really care about morality, and not entirely sane, but she tries so hard to hide her softer sides and play to the "evil" image that she undermines her own villainy and comes across as much goofier than the other Alter Servants. It's lampshaded constantly in "Da Vinci and 7 Counterfeit Heroic Spirits" by ally and enemy alike, with the fake Hector in particular referring to her as "adorable". Comes through clearer in Id especially as she's often caught in her affections for the protagonist and is far less abrasive.
  • Enemy Summoner: With her Personal Skill, Dragon Witch, she can apparently summon dragons to her aid, and empowers them. As a playable Servant, this skill acts like Charisma while adding another Attack buff on top to Servants with a Dragon attribute such as any version of Altria, Siegfried, Mordred, Kiyohime, Shuten-Douji, any version of Bathory, Sieg, and Sigurd.
  • Enemy Without: Subverted. She claims to be Jeanne's dark side, but the real Jeanne had no such darkness. She was actually created whole-cloth by Gilles de Rais, on the image of the Jeanne he so desperately wanted. Her realization of this has left her with a complex, to say the least.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She finds Kiyohime's Yandere tendencies annoying to say the least, telling her bluntly that Kiyo is insane. This is a justified trope, since she also called out other Servants and the protagonist for not calling out Kiyohime's Yandere behavior due to them being afraid of doing so.
      "Since all the good guys will say nothing, I shall say it to you! ...Kiyohime, you are sick. If you can't even tolerate a lie, then go be a nun or something." (evil laugh)
    • During Shinjuku, she says that Moriarty's plan to destroy the world is a bit much. She even admits that she doesn't have a much of a leg to stand on after Orleans.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Jeanne's armor turns as dark as the rest of her clothes, her skin and hair become paler and her eyes turn yellow. She also loses her braid. The Ruler Alter version also loses her ahoge (like Altria Alter), but the Avenger version keeps it. Her third ascension clothes are also more revealing than Ruler Jeanne.
  • Evil Is Hammy: In contrast to the Alter versions of Altria, EMIYA, and Cú Chulainn, who tend to lean on The Stoic side of things, Jeanne Alter is much more emotive and tends to make loud, bold declarations.
  • Evil Knockoff: She's a twisted version of Jeanne d'Arc created by Caster Gilles through the Holy Grail after it failed to, or could not, bring the real one Back from the Dead.
  • Evil Laugh: One of her attack lines has her break out this trope.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Averted. Unlike the other Alters barring X Alter, Jeanne Alter's voice is still high-pitched and it lacks the maturity of her original.
  • Foreshadowing: She was the last person on Santa Saber Alter's list during the first Christmas event. She was especially concerned that the handwriting on her letter to Santa was perfect, because illegible writing can void contracts. When you finally can summon her during a rate-up, the first thing she does is hand you a contract with her signature. She thought a Servant Contract was literal.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: Ta gueule indeed.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her casual outfit in Shinjuku (which can be bought from the Da Vinci event rerun shop) is stylishly sensual as it is — and it doesn't even show any skin at that.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation:
    • Looking at her in-story personality and characterization, it would seem as if she feels inadequate compared to the pure and original Jeanne d'Arc. Within the metagame, however, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn't favor Jeanne Alter's Avenger class, with her boasting the highest base ATK in the entire game, an Avenger's 1.1x ATK multiplier, and pro-active play-style use over the original Jeanne's defensive support usage which shines best in stall teams.
    • Due to being some kind of evil spirit, Ruler Jeanne can simply exorcise her if she feels like doing it. But in-game, Jeanne Alter has class advantage over Rulers.
  • Glass Cannon: Even more-so than her fellows and a perfect contrast to vanilla Jeanne's Stone Wall status: her ATK is the highest in the game to datenote  and her deck, skills and NP lends itself to a Critical-heavy, Buster-oriented fighting style to maximize her raw damage, but she has the lowest HP out of all the 5* Servants (tied with Demon King Nobunaba), even having less HP than a significant number of 4* Servants and, of course, no defense bonus against any other Class except Ruler. Her third skill is a mixed blessing in this respect: it costs 1,000 HP to use, but also grants a turn of invulnerability and a Buster buff to further increase her damage.
  • Gratuitous French: Her Noble Phantasm's name, "La Grondement Du Haine" ("The Roar of Hate"). French language uses gendered determiners even for genderless things, and in that case they got both wrong: it should be "Le Grondement de la Haine".
  • Go Out with a Smile: Three times. At the end of her date with the Protagonist in Ordeal Call II, when she's starting to disappear from the instability of her Spirit Origin in conflict with the plot, she manages to give them one last smile before she vanishes right in front of them. Of course, this doesn't take since they reunite in the depths of the wastehole during the final battle against Malignant Information Cagliostro, but she's instrumental in convincing the Protagonist to part ways with the Avengers, and tearfully sees them off with a big grin. Finally, during the Epilogue, she gives Jeanne herself a smile after bidding her farewell before vanishing for good.
  • Harem Seeker:
    • Her wish for the Grail? She wants to have a love/hate relationship with a bunch of pretty and edgy boys and for them to accompany her while doing her avenging.
    • The fake Mona Lisas from the Da Vinci event were a distraction to disguise her true intentions to summon 7 fake Servants to accompany her. Said fakes are all pretty boys (and one girl) with characteristics from an otome game. Jeanne Alter herself doesn't realize any of the similarities until EMIYA, who, having been in an eroge himself, points this out to her.
  • Harmless Villain: After Orleans, the trouble she causes to Chaldea is incredibly minor. Whenever something does go wrong, she doesn't even get considered as a mastermind compared to the likes of Archer of Shinjuku, Rider of the Resistance, Mephisto, Caesar, or Paracelsus.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: There are hints that part of the reason she tries so hard to present herself as a pure evil hardass is that she doesn't believe people could or will genuinely like her. So she plays the part of a villain to justify this to herself, only to be surprised all the more when the player and her counterfeits end up liking her anyway.
  • Hidden Depths: She is the mastermind of the counterfeiting incident in the Da Vinci event, yet Da Vinci herself said the counterfeits are as well made as the original, so Jeanne is apparently a fantastic artist. This comes full circle during the third Summer Event where her Berserker self serves as the main artist for her Master's doujin circle.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She insists that she is a being of pure wrath and vengeance made manifest and so on. She really isn't. Best shown in the Da Vinci event, where she says that she created the counterfeit Servants to be her minions. Everyone, from the members of Chaldea to the counterfeits themselves, know that she really made them to be her friends and-or lovers in classic Harem Genre scenarios.
    • Shown off during Ordeal Call II to a wonderful degree. While the reason for the Protagonist being placed into those events was less than ideal, she goes in with them to give them one last happy memory while covered under her usual tsundere nature. The true goldness of her heart shows just before she disappears where she prioritizes making sure the Protagonist gets one last happy memory before they need to part ways.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: She thinks Moriarty's plan to destroy the world with a meteor is disgusting and recognizes she probably shouldn't criticize him because she once tried to destroy France with dragons.
    "...I know it's filthy rich coming from me, seeing as I tried to destroy France and all but...yikes."
  • Hypocritical Humor: She attempts to insult Altria Alter's pale skin by likening it to a corpse's... despite the fact that Jeanne Alter shares the same skin tone. She also finds the idea of Excalibur Morgan, a corrupted version of something originally holy, to be laughably disgusting, despite such a description fitting Jeanne Alter's own existence as an evil copy of a saint.
  • Idiot Hair: One hint that she's not as much of a hardass as she really wants to present herself as - she's an Alter with a very prominent ahoge. And, fittingly, at her core she's more of a goofy character than anything, though her earlier design as Ruler Alter lacks one. It becomes noticeably thicker when she becomes her even goofier summer Berserker form.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: She desperately wants someone to love her, eternal violent rage and all. Her problem is her contradictory nature; she's shamelessly evil and Allergic to Love, meaning she'll reject any attempts at connecting. She's well aware of this too, adding more to her existential angst.
  • Knight Templar: She believes that all that she does is just and done in God's name. That said she makes it clear that by doing these actions herself she is just as guilty as the people she is crusading against and fully expects to suffer in hell as punishment for her actions once she's made the world a better place.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: The English translation makes her dialogue a lot more coarse by peppering it with swears.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: During the third Nero Fest, she has the presence of mind to censor herself in front of Jeanne Alter Santa Lily. Apparently "shit" is too extreme for a child to hear, but "hell" is alright, since she loudly denies being the original Jeanne's younger sister shortly afterward.
    "Don't give me that sh— crap!"
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • Despite being summoned in the Avenger Class, the playable Jeanne Alter is this to the antagonist Ruler Jeanne Alter fought in the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans". Ruler Jeanne Alter was stoic and cold compared to the much more emotive and funny playable Jeanne Alter. The most obvious sign of this is Avenger Jeanne Alter has an ahoge that the Ruler variant is missing.
    • In a way she ironically can be considered this to the original Jeanne, since due to not having any of Jeanne's memories it means Jeanne Alter has no experiences going to war or even being burned at the stake. Despite her crass nature, Jeanne Alter does have a more innocent way of viewing things than the original Jeanne does, this is even lampshaded with the "Three Little Jeannes" story in Salem where Jeanne Alter spends the story acting as the Straight Man to Jeanne's violent antics.
      Jeanne: Not yet! I won't run away after merely having my castle burned down! This time, I shall vanquish them!
      —->Jeanne Alter: Kinda weird that she's the most bloodthirsty of all of us, don'tcha think?
  • Literal-Minded: Her summoning line has her think that the servant contract involves an actual contract to sign.
  • Lost in Translation: In the original Japanese version of the game Jeanne Alter calls the Protagonist "Master-chan" as an Affectionate Nickname, this isn’t present in translations most likely because it wouldn't make sense why a French woman would be using Japanese honorifics. This is reinforced by the fact characters like Osakabehime and Sei Shounagon who are Japanese and use variants of the same nicknamenote  are kept in other versions.
  • Mirror Self: Is a separate character from the regular Jeanne, and fights against her.
  • Mundane Utility: When it's your birthday, she suggests using Fafnir as a candle lighter to commemorate the occasion.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: She's an insanely inept leader during Orleans. She forces all the Servants under her charge to undergo Mad Enhancement which either doesn't work because of compatibility issues or makes those like Vlad weaker as a result; the champions of Europe she enslaves for the irony actively try to sabotage her and the fiends of the nation who go along with her plans don't get along at all. And because of the way the Grail works, the more Servants she summons, the more that are Chain Summoned in turn, and because her lieutenants frequently leave one another to die to save their own hides while their foes work together, the Protagonist's group eventually outnumbers hers. She even manages to squander warriors as powerful as Lancelot and fails to capitalize on Jeanne's doubts borne from all this happening so soon after her unjust execution because many of those Chain Summoned Servants help restore her faith in herself and France.
  • Not So Above It All: Jeanne Alter, for all her quirks, tends to be the one to call others out on their antics during events. Come the 2019/2021 Christmas event and she's offered a chance to follow the new Santa on Darius III's war elephant. She enthuastically agrees.
  • Playing with Fire: As opposed to the regular Jeanne, whose La Pucelle is a last resort suicide attack, Alter makes very liberal use of her ability to summon flames and burning stakes. Makes sense, since Ruler Jeanne's represents her sainthood and martyrdom, while Avenger's is pure hatred for the ones who burned her. It is mentioned in-game that this version of Jeanne, because she is not the actual Jeanne, was never burned to death. She doesn't have the concept of being on fire killing her, thus she can handle her own flames.
  • Poke the Poodle: Part of being a Harmless Villain. While she genuinely hates Altria Alter, her plot to get back at her in "Little Santa Alter" is to take her job by stealing her Santa sack and delivering Christmas presents before her... and that's it, it'd somehow upset Altria Alter enough that Jeanne Alter would be able to feast on her tears. She ends up succeeding since Altria Alter is fine with letting her Lily form deliver presents that year.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In 1st and 2nd Ascension, she has Boyish Short Hair. 3rd and 4th... well, look at her picture and you get the idea. A case of Gameplay and Story Integration as she has Self-Modification as an ability.
  • The Power of Hate: She has a moment in Shinjuku where she stresses that all Avengers are so obsessed with filling a void inside themselves that they cannot help but lash out and destroy anything. It's powerful, but the hatred can never subside or be satisfied, so they just continue to burn themselves out until there's nothing left. As a result, she actually believes that whenever you see an Avenger, you should kill them for their own good. She does indeed nearly burn herself to death when trying to take out or at least stall Lobo, but shows up for a last minute dance with the Protagonist after the singularity has been resolved. This is even reflected in the name of her Noble Phantasm, which translates into English as "The Roar of Hate".
  • Promoted to Playable: After her appearance as the Arc Villain of the "First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons: Orleans" and a few non-playable appearances in events, she made her playable debut as a limited gacha Servant for the Da Vinci event.
  • Psychotic Smirk: She demonstrates truly unsettling smirks and Slasher Smiles when angered, most notably when she was confronting Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, the man who sentenced the real Jeanne to die.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Altria Alter's Blue. In any situation where the two are interacting, it's almost a given that Jeanne Alter will be shouting about something while barely holding back her anger (usually at the blackened Saber's passive-aggressive taunts) while Saber Alter maintains a calm and collected air even as she throws snide insults at Jeanne Alter.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Averted, Shinjuku reveals that her flames also burn her and her enemies. At one point in chapter there is a real danger that she could kill herself with her own flames.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: At the end of Shinjuku, she changes into a fancy dress to dance with the protagonist. The protagonist is momentarily startled by it, but its noted she looks very nice regardless.
  • Simple, yet Awesome: Jeanne Alter's kit is targeted toward one thing and one thing only: the complete annihilation of a single target. Between a Charisma-style buff (that doubles with dragon allies), a star weight and crit damage buff, and one of the most powerful Buster buffs in the game, she's tailor made to rip through anyone's health with her huge attack stat and neutral typing to almost every class in the game. Years after her release, she's still highly valued for her straightforward, yet effective kit when facing bosses and challenge quests.
  • Sore Loser: Both her Ruler and Avenger forms express some bitterness over her defeat in Orleans but it's not taken far beyond whinging. Played for laughs in the first Christmas event where she flips over a Monopoly board the moment one of the Pierre ghosts takes the lead. It's to the point where she actually became an Avenger due to her being bitter towards the fact she lost.
  • Straight Man: In Pseudo-Singularity IV, the theater play that tells the story of the three Jeannes, Jeanne Alter takes this role to the other two Jeannes, pointing out the stupidity in their actions and dialogues.
  • Supernatural Golden Eyes: Like Saber Alter before her, Jeanne Alter's eyes are a shining gold to distinguish her from her original counterpart, who has Innocent Blue Eyes to match her saintliness.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Ordeal Call II when the Avengers talk about what they like about the Protagonist, Jeanne Alter says that she knows that they're popular, but it's not like she's into that. Unfortunately for her Everyone Can See It as her classmates smirk and Hessian shrugs (even prompting a smirk from Lobo), causing her to threaten to burn them all.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She has Jeanne's memories and thought that she was the real Jeanne and that Jeanne was the imposter. When she finds out that Gilles created her, she doesn't take it well at first, but eventually decides to try to surpass Jeanne.
  • Tsundere: Sometimes Jeanne's kindness manages to shine through all the bitterness. She'll of course immediately deny it. She is basically a tsundere main character from a Dating Sim (which is lampshaded by Dantès, of all people). This can be seen in My Room where she denies anytime she shows affection for the protagonist, and her bio states that despite her general bitterness, "one can perceive respect and affection for the Master at her core".
    • She gets recruited to Chaldea by needing to be convinced that, yes, they really would welcome her, only to back out at the last second and force them to fight her. Da Vinci describes this as being her way of salvaging her pride over her suffering a Talking the Monster to Death defeat.
    • When she reaches her Third Ascension and trades out her armor for her new black dress, she delightedly begins to exclaim "it's wonderful" as if she's receiving it as a gift from the protagonist only to catch herself and try to downplay her reaction.
    • Her new My Room dialogue while wearing her Shinjuku outfit oozes this. At first she wants the protagonist to stare at her, only to get embarrassed when they actually do, saying that it disgusts her and makes her stomach squirm. However she also said something to that effect in the final moments of Shinjuku while dancing with the protagonist, so it's more likely she has a sudden case of the butterflies.
      "Now then, admire me, be mesmerized by me, as much as you want! *beat* W-wait, what are you doing staring at me like that? That's disgusting! Eh? There's such a thing as being too unreasonable? Like I care! It's because my stomach squirms when you stare at me like that!"
  • Unknown Rival:
    • She has an inferiority complex towards the real Jeanne and wants to harass her, but Jeanne just considers her to be something like a naughty little sister and finds Jeanne Alter's attempts to retaliate cute.
    • Downplayed in her relationship with Saber Alter. She seems to see Saber Alter as a rival worth crushing and the feeling's mutual, but Jeanne Alter is a lot more heated about the rivalry while Saber Alter seems to be more ambivalent about it outside of a few chances to mock her.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: In the play set up by the team in Salem about Jeanne's life as cast through a comedic lenses, Jeanne Alter's character takes up this role for the Puritans, as they find her dramatic profanity-laden Freak Outs surprisingly entertaining precisely because she's so anathema to the values they hold dear.
  • You Are Worth Hell: She considers herself to be inevitably damned and doesn't want to drag her Master into it. However, by Bond Level 5, she accepts that they intend to stick with her until the end.

    Kama (Avenger)
The Demon King Of Summer
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Demon King of Summer Mara
Event Attire
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya
-> Illustrated by: ReDrop

"Ufufu... I'm going to make you regret underestimating me. As I put on my swimsuit, I made adjustments to push out my other half and...... now I may no longer be Kama. In other words, Mara, the Demon King of Summer, has come! What? Not much has changed? So weird..."

Her appearance largely assumes that you have already played through "Tokugawa Restoration Labyrinth Ooku" event, so prepare of major unmarked spoilers reading forwards.

The reason why Kama is in Chaldea is twofold. One is to corrupt the Master into temptation and lust as the Demon King of Passion. The second is to show up that wretched Pārvatī who is the reason she died in the first place. But lately Kama has felt like Pārvatī and others aren't taking her seriously. It is like she is a child who can be pacified if she starts misbehaving. How dare they do this to her? So this summer, she is going to show off to everyone by actively focusing on corrupting the Master as her demon side of Mara comes forth to have them succumb into decadence. At least, that is how she sees things.

  • Allergic to Love: Justified due to her nature as Beast III/L; she's used to giving love to humans while receiving no love in return. Thus, while she flirts heavily with the protagonist to corrupt them, anytime they reciprocate or show her sincere affection, she turns into a stammering mess.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Demon King of Summer Mara has blue skin, possibly alluding to the fact that Kama is the son of Vishnu who also has blue skin.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When the mass-produced Columbuses storm Blackbeard's ship, Kama feigns being a Damsel in Distress. However, the Columbus eyeing her up decides to pass on kidnapping her, which makes Kama angry.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: While Kama's backstory has given her plenty of reasons to become an Avenger, none of them end up being the reason why she ends up being within this class. The actual reason was because she felt Pārvatī and Chaldea were no longer taking her seriously.
  • Attention Whore: Her introduction in her debut event has her demand praise from the protagonist and their party after she saves them, and several of her My Room lines have her assert she can do certain things better than other Servants while also telling the protagonist they can rely on her. This behavior is so Kama can corrupt the protagonist into depravity, but there's an implication that this an excuse she tells herself to spend time with them.
  • The Beastmaster: This version of Kama is accompanied by a parrot, which are Kamadeva's sacred animal in Hindu myth. She only uses it for one of her Art attacks, wherein the parrot splits itself into several dark copies that then proceeds to rush at the enemy. On a lesser note, one of her pool floaties is also modeled after Makara, a sea serpent that said to serves as Kamadeva's emblem.
  • Character Development: This version of Kama is much mellower compared to her Assassin and Beast versions. She's still haughty, snarky, and dismissive about love with a low opinion of herself, but she's far more expressive and open than her previous selves. Despite her assertions of corrupting the protagonist, there's an underlying implication to her actions, one Pārvatī picks up on, that what she really wants is the protagonist's genuine love, but her bitterness about love leaves her unable to admit this.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: One sidestory has her get upset at Pārvatī for being alone with the protagonist, accusing her of trying to steal them, to the point she goes to her 3rd Ascension to fight her. Interestingly, Pārvatī believes this trope is a good thing, as it implies Kama has come to genuinely care about the protagonist rather than just love them out of obligation and/or duty as a God of Love, as she is beholden to for the rest of humanity.
  • The Corrupter: She tries to be this towards the protagonist during "Chaldea Summer Adventure" out of a desire to be treated as a genuine threat.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Her Mara in Midsummer Sea skill inflicts Heartfelt Blaze to the targeted enemy with each regular attack, which otherwise does nothing but interact with the skill's second effect where Kama does bonus damage based on how many stacks of Heartfelt Blaze the enemy has.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • The main flaw with her summer plans to corrupt the protagonist is that while she can dish it out, she can't take it. She might offer you a drink with a couple's straw but then get embarrassed when it comes to drinking it.
    • Her introduction has her save the party from a horde of mass-produced copies of Rider of the Resistance by wiping all of them out with her Noble Phantasm... inside of a cave, which her attack destabilized. The party rapidly flees said cave, with her scrambling after them.
  • Discard and Draw: Her changing classes has changed several of her skills and given her new ones. She retains her Assassin self's passive skills, with only Independent Manifestation ranked down and Core of the Love God switched out for Core of the Demon God, and gains the Avenger class skills. All of her personal Skills have changed however, with her trading out her NP Overcharge, HP regeneration, guts, and temporary advantage over Alter Egos for Arts effectiveness, Evasion, NP Strength Up, a high chance to charm all enemies for 1 turn, an NP Gauge charge, and a special attack that increases damage. Most notably, her NP has changed from a single-target Quick NP that inflicts charm to an AoE Arts NP that deals increased damage to charmed targets.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English translation Kama's Embarrassing Nickname is changed from "Kama-Chan" to "Kammy".
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Objects to being called Kammy, but her reactions suggest she only prefers being called that by the protagonist, but not by anyone else. Also objects to Sei's nickname of Kamacho.
  • Femme Fatale: Still attempting to seduce the protagonist into depravity, and she's even being more aggressive about it than her Assassin attempt, because either the protagonist is too dense to pick up on her advances or their sincerity and genuine affection leave her a blushing and flustered mess.
  • Flechette Storm: Her attack motions has quite a few of these. From the standard barrage of floral knives similar to her Assassin form to directing her flock of parrots to fly and slice apart her enemies. In her final form, she can have her chakram split into individual pieces and skewer her foes from all sides before exploding from within.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: In Third Ascension, she wears nothing but a scarf and flames over her privates. In Final Ascension, she only wears the flames.
  • Harmless Villain: Her feeling she has become this is the reason she got a swimsuit in the first place and why she hyperfocuses on corrupting the protagonist, all to show she is still a genuine threat. Ironically, she turns out to be right, mostly because all of her plans end in failure in face of either the protagonist's denseness or sincere affection leaving her embarrassed.
  • Irony: A two-fold example: She's a God of Love, in a class that's fueled by The Power of Hate. At the same time, the other members of said class are among the most dangerous and unstable Servants in the game, yet this version of Kama is Lighter and Softer than her original self.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her entire character assumes that the reader already knows that "Kama" is both Kama and Mara in one Servant container, the fact that Kama is one of the Evils of Humanity, and the reason why she's at Chaldea is to slowly corrupt the protagonist to fall into her lust.
  • Lighter and Softer: Significantly so compared to her Assassin and Beast versions, who came very close to actually brainwashing and corrupting the protagonist to their side. It's actually a plot point too as Kama realizes Pārvatī doesn't take her seriously anymore ever since she became a Chaldean Servant and is trying to fix that... and failing. Most notably, her Valentine's Day scene doesn't actually have a bad ending like her Assassin counterpart does. She's also this to the other Avengers in general, even compared to Demon King Nobunaga.
  • Living Shadow: In her first two Ascensions, she attacks with the Shadow of Dark Sakura.
  • Logical Weakness: As a God of Love, Kama is used to loving all of humanity while receiving no love in return. In fact, this is the very basis for her nature as Beast III/L. Because she's used to only providing love and not receiving any, any genuine affection directed her way tends to leave her fumbling and embarrassed, as first shown in her Assassin self's Valentine's Day scene and as proven repeatedly in the 6th summer event.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Kama has a small pet parrot with her in this form, which makes sense as Kamadeva was said to have rode on the back of a parrot in Hindu myths.
  • Playing with Fire: In her Third and Final Ascensions, she uses fire attacks and basically wears a bikini made of flames.
  • Rings of Death: Kama starts with a floral pool floatie in her child form, which then becomes a wreath in her second ascension before finally becoming a massive chakram visually similar to Aśvatthāman's weapon in her final form. The chakram floats behind her like a Holy Halo.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She only has a few strips of cloths hanging from her shoulders in her final form, but they're more than just decorations. Kama can extend them to impale her enemies or enlarge a single strip to deliver a divine backhand.
  • Situational Sword: Her Noble Phantasm Kama Rūpāstra grants additional damage to enemies that are charmed.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Kama insists that her Mara side has surfaced as her main personality, with the split being somewhere in 3:7 ratio. In reality she is just Kama who has become more active because that is just how things go during summer.
  • Superpower Lottery: Kama retains almost all of her passives from her Assassin form, only switching Love God's Essence with functionally similar Demon King's Essence(?), while also getting all of the Avenger passives, meaning that she has seven passive skills. Not only that, but Kama's flames that represent her being burned by Shiva are now merged with Sakura's affinity to "Hollow" AKA Imaginary Numbers, meaning that her flames now can exist without necessarily existing.
  • Transformation Sequence: Spoofed in a sidestory. She attempts to change to her 3rd Ascension to fight Pārvatī... only to manifest a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses instead. She declares a do-over and manages to get it right the second time.
  • Tsundere:
    • She's as haughty and snarky as ever, but has a weakness to sincere affection that tends to leave her blushing and stammering. Notably, she claims to want to corrupt the protagonist as usual, but her attempts usually backfire on her thanks to the protagonist's sincerity.
    • She's also this to Sei Shonagon. The latter keeps trying to befriend Kama only to be brushed off, but when Sei's rope snaps while mountain climbing, Kama is noticeably upset. When Sei reveals she is actually fine, Kama gets angry with her and refuses to admit she was worried.
  • Vapor Wear: Summer Kama's 3rd Ascension takes her Assassin self's 3rd Ascension appearance up a notch. The latter was borderline naked at that point, but this version's 3rd Ascension has her wearing only a scarf around her neck, with her crotch and breasts covered only by her flames.
  • Villain Decay: This is the In-Universe reason why she got herself a swimsuit in the first place. She believes that Pārvatī and her cronies are treating a former (and still active) Beast like a child who can be calmed down by offering her cake if she starts acting up. She wants to corrupt the protagonist to show that she is still a genuine threat.

    Marie Antoinette (Alter)
Madame Deficit
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Voiced by: Risa Taneda
Illustrated by: Ginka

"I am Marie. Marie Antoinette. I hate everyone! And I hate you, too! Fufu, fufufufu!"
—Summon line before clearing Ordeal Call 2

"Oh, it's you. Hmm. ......Fine. Born from the death and despair of royal authority, a black flower blooms! This Marie Antoinette... I will determine whether you can control me or not."
—Summon line after clearing Ordeal Call 2

Marie Antoinette the last queen of France, she had been an ally in the First Singularity and a fake has appeared as a manifestation of Utsumi Erice's guilt of killing an Avenger Louis XVII. Unlike her previous form as a Rider, Marie Antoinette has appeared with the well known image of her as the selfish and avaricious queen that people have of her. The woman who destroyed the monarchy of France and lead both the country and its people to suffer.

A fake version of Marie Antoinette (Alter) has previously appeared as the main antagonist of the Fate/Requiem collaboration event, a collection of dread spirits borne from Utsumi Erice's guilt. The real version made her debut in Ordeal Call II.

  • Battle Ballgown: Marie's Third Ascension decks her out in an opulent black ballgown and a cape bearing the fleur de lis on her back. According to regular Marie's comments about the fake one, this was her mourning gown, however it is more lavish compared to the fake as the true one's has more embellishments and features a cape.
  • The Bus Came Back: Four years passed between the Requiem event's introduction of "Dark Marie" and the true Marie Antoinette (Alter)'s implementation.
  • Character Catchphrase: While her normal counterpart is prone to shouting, "Vive la France!" "(Long live France!) as part of her love for her country and its people, Marie Alter shouts "Vae Victis France!" (Woe to the Vanquished France!"), showing her disdain for the same country and its people.
  • Evil Costume Switch: This spiteful, cynical version of Marie trades her Rider version's rosy pinks and silken white dress for black, red, and gold to illustrate her anger and sadness.
  • Fanservice Pack: Later Ascensions of this Marie have her go up several cup sizes as she transitions from the princess of Austria and idol of France to the queen of France in her final days.
  • Flower Motifs: Her Noble Phantasm: Vae Victis: Tragedy - Black Funeral Procession, has her create a black iris, the inverse of France's signature fleur de lis, that explodes and curses everyone in range if it doesn't instantly kill the victims first. If the fleur de lis is a symbol of France's faith, Divine Right of Kings, and hope for the future, Marie Alter's black lily is the despair of the defeated, disdain born of hatred and loss, and prophesized defeat for the prideful.
  • Friend to All Children: Despite her overwhelming and open hatred for others, Marie retains a soft spot for children and child-like Servants. Her third skill, My Love Shall Remain Forever, maintains her love for children despite her Avenger Saint Graph encouraging her to hate everyone. This is likely because her child, Louis XVII, was separated from her and died alone in a cell due to not having any medical attention.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Her Noble Phantasm is named in Latin rather than English or French. The phrase "Vae victis" is a quote meaning "woe to the vanquished" attributed to Brennus, a king of Gaul in what is now France. It means that the defeated are at the complete mercy of the victors, just as Marie had her name dragged through the mud and her legacy tarnished by the people she tried to help in the years leading up to the French Revolution.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Her summoning quote has her announcing her hatred for everyone, including her summoner, all with a smile and a giggle. While this makes her unapproachable at a glance, her lines show that this hatred extends to herself, as she's afraid of meeting Mozart and letting him see what she's become.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Her hatred for the people of France was first alluded to in Rider Marie's interlude, which depicts the smiling princess and the spiteful queen as both being the "real" Marie. Her Avenger version puts his hatred on full display, showing disdain for everyone, but especially for other rulers of France like Napoleon and not even wanting to see Mozart, who is head over heels for her.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: In contrast to the historical Marie, who organized charity dinners for the poor and hungry of Paris, this Marie gleefully invokes the infamous, misattributed quote of "Let them eat cake." to mock those she sees as beneath her.
    Marie Alter: You don't have bread? Then die. I won't give you any cake. Starve, thirst, and decay─── Scream in hell.
  • Leg Focus: Her First and Third Ascension put a lot of emphasis on her shapely legs, showing a ton of skin with her uneven stockings.
  • Off with His Head!: Her first Noble Phantasm, Guillotine Ricanement: Gullotine of Mockery, allows her to summon the very guillotine that killed her to use as a weapon. Her primary attacks in her later Ascensions involve summoning this guillotine to behead her foes. She can summon multiple copies of the blade to rain from the sky, swing the blade by its rope to slit her foes' throats, or summon the entire apparatus to trap and finish her opponent.
  • Older Alter Ego: Her Rider variant depicted her as a young princess and idol of France beloved by her people. Meanwhile, this Avenger version of her depicts her as the queen of France, reviled as a scapegoat by the people for their troubles. This is most noticeable in her third Ascension, which depicts her in an elaborate, luxurious gown that exposes her much more curvaceous figure.
  • Regal Ringlets: Like her Rider self she has these, though hers is styled in a side tail, evoking proof of her royalty. And compared to the fake Marie who only has two, she has three.
  • The Scapegoat: This Marie reflects the slander she received from the French people over the country's failings. Her Bloodstained Necklace skill is a reference to the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an incident in which she allegedly defrauded the Crown's jewellers to obtain an opulent diamond necklace even as the country's coffers were strained to the brink. In truth, her signature had been forged by Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, but the story was one of many that gave moral weight to the French Revolution. In-lore, it functions like the Innocent Monster skill, warping her with the many slanderous tellings of her story. This is so severe that her Attribute changed from Man to Earth, meaning that she is more fiction than fact despite being a historical figure. This is a trait she shares with Antonio Sallieri, a fellow Avenger who was warped into an unrecognizable figure by the many false stories of him hating Mozart.
  • Single Tear: She sheds a single tear of dark blood while using her Noble Phantasm or uses her skills.
  • Supernatural Golden Eyes: In contrast to the regular Marie's Innocent Blue Eyes, Marie (Alter) has striking golden eyes akin to her fellow Alters in Jeanne and Altria, emphasizing that this is a darker version of the Marie everyone knows.
  • Tears of Blood: A single thick, black tear of blood streams from her left eye while using her Noble Phantasm. She also cries blood in one of her dialogue sprites.
  • Visual Pun: The cape she wears in her Third Ascension bears the pattern of the fleur de lis. But given that it's behind her rather than being worn in front, it's a sign that she has literally turned her back on the symbol of France.
  • Widow's Weeds: In the Fate/Requiem event, Rider Marie said that this Marie's black dress is her mourning dress.

    Mysterious Ranmaru X
Galaxy's Strongest Ranmaru
Final Ascension
Dream Portrait
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Machiko Saito
Illustrated by: Mika Pikazo

"Nice to meet you! Only Ranmaru, the best of all Ranmaru, is allowed to call Ranmaru Mysterious Ranmaru X with the title of Ranmaru X. I will make sure with this eye that you are worthy of the Lord of Ranmaru!"

Mori Ranmaru was the third child of Mori Yoshinari who served as a military commander and a close page to Oda Nobunaga, the Demon King of Sixth Heaven. The two were closely together, but he ultimately vanished with his liege in the Honnoji Incident, clinging into Nobunaga's severed head until his fiery demise...

...But that is all in the Proper Human History. In the Servant Universe, there exists a place called Planet Ranmaru, where everyone living there is Ranmaru. Ranmaru X, the strongest Ranmaru of them all, travels the stars for the sake of all Ranmarus who have sworn revenge against the lingering evil presence called Akechi Soul. And now she has arrived in Chaldea to respond to a distant distress call!

...Trust us, all of that is what Ranmaru X has explained to us.

She is the welfare Servant of the "GUDAGUDA Close Call 2021" event.

  • Ambiguous Situation: She never says she's from the Servantverse, and none of the Servantverse Servants recognize her. Either she's literally from another planet in the Gudaguda timeline; or she's from....the Gudaguda Timeline's Version of the Servantverse.
  • Bizarre Alien Sexes: While the rest of the cast treats Ranmaru X as being female especially in relation to their Ranmaru, when the Proper Human History Ranmaru calls Ranmaru X a girl, she gets flustered and says that Ranmarus are men or women depending on the Ranmanium's growth cycle like she was talking about product growth cycle and flees when they try to check what exactly is beneath her dress. Note how her gender is listed as "Unknown" in gameplay, making it vague if she has always been female.
  • BFS: The Ranmaru Blade is as long as she is, with her using it as a surfboard to fly around instead of properly wielding it.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Orchid Rounds X, her Noble Phantasm, can be written as Ranmaru X (and she actually calls it as such in one of her voiced lines while using it): Orchid translates to Ran (written 蘭), Maru (丸) is commonly used to refer to circular (in other words, Round) shapes in general, and... well, X.
  • Breaking Old Trends: The first Avenger-class Servant to not have the "Self-Replenishment (Magic)" skill, replaced with the more powerful Ranmanium EX skill as well as the first Avenger to have the Good alignment. She is also the only Avenger to be a Welfare Servant.
  • Broken Record: She is Ranmaru X, the greatest Ranmaru from Planet Ranmaru who won the Ranmaru War, the wielder of the Ranmaru Blade and who likes to remind people that she is Ranmaru. To put it simply, do not start a drinking game for every time she says "Ranmaru".
  • Cool Sword: She has two blades with different functions. Her personal weapon is Fudou Yukimitsu Saber, a tantou that came to her when she was born that can severe through dimensions to fire off countless tantou blades as missiles. Then there is Ranmaru Blade, a legendary odachi that has lost its original name, that has the power of interstellar flight that Ranmaru X rides on with third-grade interstellar flight swordsmanship.
  • Cute and Psycho: In battle, she shows the same kind of cruelty and glee as Nagayoshi does. But she is fundamentally the incarnation of cuteness, so please forgive her willingness to slaughter, okay?
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her voice is almost as high-pitched and squeaky as Bradamante's in battle.
  • Doppelgänger Gets Same Sentiment: She isn't the Ranmaru of Proper Human History - she's not even the Ranmaru of this galaxy! - but the GUDAGUDA cast pretty quickly accepts her as their Ranmaru.
    Mori Nagayoshi: Way to go, Naritoshi! ...Oh, right, you're not really him, are you? Aw, close enough! My point is, as your big brother, I couldn't be prouder!
    Ranmaru X: Thank you, Lord Nagayoshi! I think of you as my big brother, as well!
    Chacha: Aren't you all a little too keen to forget about Nagayoshi's actual little brother...?
  • Eyepatch of Power: Ranmaru wears a black eyepatch to cover her red right eye which has special powers.
  • Gender Flip: Maybe. While seldom mentioned by the GUDAGUDA cast, Ranmaru is referred to have been Nagayoshi's brother, implying that Ranmaru is male. But most of the GUDAGUDA cast are quickly to recognize that Ranmaru X is a Ranmaru with some minor differences like her eyepatch, making it bit vague just what Proper Human History's Ranmaru's gender was. However, PHH Ranmaru's gender is confirmed to be male when a character who wouldn't know them normally ("Lancer Sakamoto Ryouma") refers to them as being male.
    • At the end of her debut event she has brief contact with Mori Ranmaru, who comments on her being a girl while he's a male. She responds in shock, stating that that's "her greatest secret" and "The reason for the 'Mysterious' in 'Mysterious Ranmaru X'", before explaining that "whether she's a boy or a girl depends on her Ranmanium levels", apparently implying that she physically changes sex in response to her environment like some species of fish (and the gudaguda singularity from her debut event apparently had a Ranmanium concentration that corresponds to 'girl'). So she's apparently a physically genderfluid being.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Ranmaru is only 155 cm tall, being barely taller than Nobunaga, her lord from Proper Human History. In contrast, her older brother from Proper Human History, Mori Nagayoshi, is 194 cm tall.
  • Playful Cat Smile: One of her cutscene expressions; she seems fond of using it when she's feeling particularly proud of herself.
  • Shared Family Quirks: While she is not technically related to Nagayoshi due to being from different universes, both of them have a set of sharp chompers and at least one blood-covered expression to show that they are fundamentally siblings.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's the first Avenger to ever actually have the Good alignment.
  • World's Best Warrior: Ranmaru X is not called "the strongest Ranmaru" for nothing; There was a huge Ranmaru War in Planet Ranmaru to see who truly is the strongest Ranmaru, and she was the one who came out victorious.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After the event is seemingly over and task complete, it seem like she is about to leave with everyone bidding her goodbyes... before she reveals that the Ranmaru Blade has a function that its wielder cannot return back home once they have found their lord. So Ranmaru X's two options are to take you back home with her or end her servitude to you prematurely. Okita and Mash quickly restrain her before she does either one.

    Nitocris (Alter)
Nether Queen of the Heavens
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Event Attire
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Minami Tanaka
Illustrated by: Shimadoriru

"I am Nitocris. This time, as the Pharaoh of conviction… As the agent of the underworld god Anubis… And as the night breeze of the desert, I shall become your strength. Ally of mine, no, contractor. Bow your head. The least you could do is to entertain me hospitably. Is that fine?"

An alternate form of Nitocris, now partly a Divine Spirit. Where her original Spirit Origin was an avatar of Horus, god of the skies, she is now an avatar of Anubis, early god of the Underworld.

Originally released ahead of time, she makes her story debut in the second part of the seventh Lostbelt, Nahui Mictlan, as an alternate form of Nitocris unleashed by herself as a means of overcoming the final Underworld Border and Camazotz.

  • The Beastmaster: Some of her attack and skill animations involve summoning beasts to fight for her. In her first two Ascensions, it's a jackal that symbolizes Anubis, while her Third Ascension summons Ammit the Devourer.
  • Breaking Old Trends: She's the first 5-star Avenger to not be a Limited Servant.
  • Crazy Sane: Essentially the explanation why she has Madness Enhancement, even at the low Rank of E.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Invoking its existence without just being naturally summoned requires Nitocris to offer up her heart to Anubis. It works fine the first time since she was in the Underworld border where the boundaries between life and death were hazy to begin with, but using it a second time against Tenochtitlan ultimately kills her.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: During her Noble Phantasm, her clothes disappear but her privates, hands, and feet are covered by flames.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Rather than being an avatar of Horus, she is instead an Avatar of Anubis. To show this off, her Final Ascension's Extra Attack is Anpu Neb Ta Djeser, the Noble Phantasm of regular Nitocris.
  • Grand Theft Me: Anubis speaks through her in her Third Ascension.
  • Heroic Build: The version of Anubis seen in her Noble Phantasm is sculpted to say the least.
  • One-Hit Kill: Her Noble Phantasm has a 50% chance to inflict instant death, with an additional 100% chance on Evil aligned targets.
  • Oxymoronic Being: Described as an "avenger without vengefulness", it is only through becoming an Alter that she can even manifest in the class. As a result, she possesses the Berserker Class Skill Mad Enhancement.
  • Psychopomp: Acts as one during Chaldea's battle against Camazotz to finally allow the mad, old hero the dignity of passing on after millions of years of anguish and pain.
  • Power Floats: All of her Ascensions have her floating off the ground above a pool of blood.
  • Sadly Mythcharacterized: Anubis in proper Egyptian mythology was the God of Funeral Rites, rather than being the true Lord of the Dead; that position was instead held by Osiris. A lot of modern media either confuses or mixes the two, and Fate/Grand Order is no exception, although the distortion of knowledge on a Servant does affect the perception of them when summoned.
  • Super Mode: She serves as one to Caster Nitocris in Lostbelt no.7, being a transformation that she undergoes twice in the story.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Unlike the original Nitocris, this version of the character has a unique theme that plays when she uses her Noble Phantasm.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Anubis in her Noble Phantasm, and Ammit in her Third Ascension's animations, both look nothing like they do in Fate/Requiem.

    Oda Nobunaga (Avenger)
Demon King of the Myriad Heavens
Second Ascension/Kippoushi
Third Ascension/Demon King Nobunaga
Final Ascension
Dream Portrait
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
Illustrated by: pako

"So this me has become an Avenger... Uhahaha! Quite an unlucky occurrence. So be it! I'll carve the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven, Oda Nobunaga's way of life all over your soul!"

An irregular aggregation of every single possibility of Oda Nobunaga from the past, present and future. As such, she changes forms through her Ascensions: a Nobunaga closest to her Archer form; a gender-ambiguous Nobunaga representing her time as Kippoushi and The Fool Of Owari; and finally, an incarnation of the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven. She is the multitude of perspectives of Nobunaga made manifest in a single Saint Graph, which should normally be impossible.

Her Third Ascension as the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven represents the world's fear, hatred and reverence of her. Nobunaga's philosophy was that Humankind should rely on itself and not divine providence; the Innocent Monster skill has twisted this, transforming her appearance into that of a true Demon King and the ultimate destroyer of all gods and Buddha. Despite her tremendous power, it would be more accurate to consider this "the form of Nobunaga furthest from the reality" rather than "the ultimate Nobunaga".

They debuted in "GUDAGUDA Final Honnoji", with their three incarnations acting as leaders of their own Nobunaga faction.

  • Actor Allusion: Nobunaga in the third form retains her sword and flaming red hair. This is very similar to Rie Kugimiya's role that put her into fame in the first place, Shana (except as an adult and having a much deeper voice).
  • Alternate Self: As the embodiment of all of Nobunaga's possibilities, they don't all necessarily come from the same timeline. Kippoushi in particular confuses Chacha and Nobukatsu. The former isn't sure whether to call them "Auntie" or "Uncle", while Kippoushi notes that the Nobukatsu in Chaldea isn't the one they know.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity:
    • Kippoushi refuses to clear up whether they're male or female to Chacha, considering it unimportant. In the KOHA-ACE comics, Kippoushi's design is briefly seen in a short story talking about Nobukatsu's history as something Nobunaga wore around the castle. In the game, Kippoushi is the one who gives you a return gift during the Valentine event and is featured in one of the Craft Essences in Chaldea Boys Collection 2020, which almost always features only male Servants, including the gender ambiguous ones. They also use the masculine pronoun "Ore", but they also just as quickly say that they themselves aren't sure what gender they are.
    • Lampshaded in Kippoushi's line for Nobukatsu, where it's implied that Nobukatsu is trying to pull down Kippoushi's pants to see if they're a man or a woman.
      Kippoushi: "I want to check if there's the junk under there or not"!? WHAT 'AVE YOU BEEN SMOKING! S-STOP! STOP THIS RIGHT NOOOOOW-
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: During the "GUDAGUDA Yamataikoku" event, Demon King Nobunaga dismisses Nobukatsu as she did in life, saying that he irritated her with his clinginess and obsession with following her around. She then says she wishes she never has to lay eyes upon him again. But right before dying from her battle with Chaldea, she quietly asks the protagonist to look after him for her. Then at the finale of the event, she responds to his Noble Phantasm by reviving herself from the dead, and says that she'll revive herself how many times as it takes on his behalf as the one who paved the path for her ascension.
  • Balance Buff: After Nobbu's initial release had them as a Master of None, several buffs, a revamp of the Buster meta, and even getting a Servant whose entire purpose was supporting her, she went from a low-tier disappointment to a monstrously powerful nuker, even capable of Buster Looping.
    • Her second skill has been upgraded via Rank Up Quest, allowing her to inflict more damage to [Heaven]-attribute enemies while on a Burning Field, which she normally deals less damage to because of her [Earth]-attribute. It works well with her Anti-[Divine] Noble Phantasm, since [Divine] enemies normally have the [Heaven]-attribute.
    • Indirectly, Nobukatsu's release in the Friend Point gacha also boosts her power significantly, as Nobukatsu's buffs in particular benefit her possibly the most of the Nobunaga variants since the Critical Star Gather Rate and Critical Strength buffs supplement her C. Star Drop skill and Avenger Passive Skill while the massive Buster buffs greatly improve her NP damage along with face card damage, and his heal mitigates the damage from her 1st skill.
    • Her third skill was buffed with the release of "GUDAGUDA Close Call". At max level, her NP gauge charges by 30% vs the previous max of 20% while also providing a 30% Buster performance increase while on a Burning Battlefield which greatly increases her damage potential, and the slight increase in NP gauge charge even allowing her to Buster Loop and clear waves with ease.
  • Blasphemous Boast:
    • As a specialized Anti-Divine Servant, Demon King Nobunaga doesn't fear gods or Buddhas.
      Demon King Nobunaga: The order to enter battle has been given. Make your preparations. No matter how large their army is, even if they transform into gods or Buddhas, they can't even be considered an opponent for me.
    • She scoffs at Serizawa Kamo's use of the Magatsu-Kami against her, burning it away and mocking him for bringing a god to fight her.
  • Berserk Button: While she will forgive jokes and jests, she'll instantly kill any Master who believes they can look down on her. She also demands her Master respond to any request for an audience, and warns them that approaching her with half-hearted resolve will kill them. Nobbu then calls the second one a joke before cheerily saying that she'll shoot anything she's not satisfied with.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She attempts to flatter Nagao Kagetora if you have her, but Kagetora sees right through it and calls her out on it. Nobbu then remarks that Kagetora is awfully cheeky for someone who croaked on the toilet, before immediately backpedaling and saying she didn't say anything.
  • Breast Plate: Demon King Nobunaga wears plate mail that's practically molded to her breasts.
  • Character Catch Phrase: Like her original Archer version, it's "Shikata ga nai." or "It Can't Be Helped."
  • Combat Stilettos: Demon King Nobunaga wears high-heels, emphasis on high, despite being 180cm tall (although, it probably helps to keep her hair from touching the ground. Since this version of Nobunaga is a Kick Chick, she makes good use of her shoes.
  • Composite Character: This Avenger is basically three incarnations of Oda Nobunaga sharing the same Saint Graph, similar to the Valkyries.
  • Cold Ham: Demon King Nobunaga is still dramatic, but very measured and precise with it. The most you'll get out of her is a hearty laugh.
  • Cool Sword: Her Bond CE reveals that the sword she receives at her Third Ascension is actually a demonic sword that is an aggregation of all the swords Nobunaga possessed to mirror that this version of Nobunaga was a composition of all of Nobu's possibilities. The sword had been burning in the earth of a far away land, waiting for the return of the Demon King, and when she draws the sword it is engulfed in red and black flames.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: At first it looked like Demon King Nobunaga is the Big Bad of the "GUDAGUDA Yamataikoku" event, but it's revealed that she's possessed by Himiko's successor, Iyo who is trying to stop Serizawa Kamo, the actual Big Bad of the event from destroying Yamatai.
  • Death Glare: Even her goofier First Ascension has a deadly glare when she's warning you not to do something.
  • Dem Bones: Like their Summer Berserker version, they summon a giant skeleton in their Noble Phantasm.
  • Demon King Nobunaga: The Third Ascension is a closer portrayal to the typical Demon King that Nobunaga has been portrayed as, with supernatural powers assisting her attacks. It is practically a slightly tamer version of the Sengoku Basara or Samurai Warriors -renditions.
  • Demoted to Extra: During Ryouma's Last Escape she's unfortunately sidelined due to some quirk of the singularity despite her missing head being the instigater. It's because her head is the reason the singularity exists in the first place.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: Demon King Nobunaga's Valentine's Day event comes across as this. She mentions how, due to her cooking mishap, she only has a little of it left and decides to give it to you through the mouth. Then she forgoes that plan and decides to "devour you". She's only stopped when First Ascension Nobbu wakes up, warning the protagonist that if it weren't for her, they might have gone to the "the place beyond eternity". Except, this is an act, as both regular Avenger Nobbu and Demon King Nobbu had the exact same idea, they just decided to postpone devouring you for later.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Demon King Nobunaga's specialty is being an Anti-Divine Servant, her skills and buffs centered on nuking gods or those blessed by the heavens into oblivion. Her only real demerit is her Earth attribute, but with proper Buster support it's easy to overcome.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: After her buffs, Demon King Nobunaga became a support-dependent but ludicrously powerful Servant. With the proper setup she's capable of outrageous numbers that punch through defenses. It's especially pronounced with Divine enemies who almost always carry the Heaven trait, all but guaranteeting Nobunaga gets a double bonus. With the go-to Buster Looping strategy in particular her third round of Noble Phantasms is downright apocalyptic as Koyanskaya of Light's cooldown reduction makes it possible for Nobbu to double buff herself.
  • Disc-One Final Boss:
    • "GUDAGUDA Final Honnoji" sets Demon King Nobunaga up as the main antagonist via being the most powerful, dangerous, and last Nobunaga Chaldea must face, which they believe is necessary to end the Singularity simulation. In reality, High Priest Makuzu wanted them to take her out so that he would have no more threats to his plans.
    • Similarly, "GUDAGUDA Yamataikoku" initially portrays her as the ultimate enemy Chaldea must defeat to settle the Yamatai Singularity. In truth, she was summoned as a sacrifice for the Magatsu-Kami and did everything in her power to stall for time so Himiko could arrive to save everyone. She trapped the Magatsu-Kami in the various haniwa throughout the kingdom that Chaldea destroys and is in fact the one to summon Chaldea to the Singularity in the first place so they could resolve it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Her First Ascension cheerily brags about her beauty before saying that she'll crush and cut down any Masters she doesn't like, you included.
  • Distracted by My Own Sexy: First Ascension Nobunaga outright admits that Demon King Nobunaga is "next-level hot" when they meet face-to-face for the first time in "GUDAGUDA Final Honnoji". And when she actually becomes said Demon King, she happily states that she's "sexy as hell".
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Subverted hard when she laughs off the theory that Hideyoshi and/or Ieyasu were the real masterminds behind her assassination, citing it as just another instance of her own importance as a figure in history.
  • Fiery Redhead: Combines this with Playing with Fire as well, particularly in her Third Ascension form.
  • Fusion Dance: At the climax of "Final Honnoji", after the Demon King is defeated, all of the Nobu's merge into a single being and its implied that's the version that returns at the end of the Event, which includes "Kaiser Nobunaga", "Summer Nobunaga", "Big Nobu" and "Real-Deal Nobunaga".
  • Future Me Scares Me: Kippoushi is a bit terrified of Demon King Nobunaga, as they did not intend to take that path. They advise the protagonist to be careful dealing with her.
  • Gathering Steam: Their first skill grants a gradually increasing ATK buff over three turns and while it's too slow for most bursty setups, it's perfect for waves with the final one being extremely painful for an enemy to endure if they manage to survive it. A standard Buster Loop setup in particular is capable of ludicrous damage.
  • Gender Bender: Nobunaga in this form is listed with no gender, because she assumes a gender-ambiguous form upon reaching her Second Ascension. She goes back to being female when she gets to the third. The Second Ascension's inclusion in the 2020 Chaldea Boys collection White Day CEs suggests that they may be male.
  • Glass Cannon: They have the same ATK as Dantès, but even less HP (in fact, they share the lowest HP stat among 5* Servants with Jeanne Alter who has the highest ATK in the game unlike them). They do have a one-turn Invincibility, however, and also possess a skill that increases their ATK every turn after use for three turns. They're made even more fragile by their first skill's Demerit giving them a 3-turn Burn, which removes a flat 1000 HP every turn. After their buffs made them capable of Buster Looping and being able to fire three rounds of Noble Phantasm, their damage is even more absurd. Three rounds of Nobbu nuking enemies is almost guaranteed to kill anything on the receiving end.
  • Good Luck Charm: Kippoushi's Valentine's Day gift is the black gourd theu used to carry around during his days as the Fool of Owari. While it's a perfectly ordinary thing with no special properties, they call it their talisman that could get them through any situation no matter how much of a laughingstock they became. According to the CE, they then christen the protagonist the Fool of Chaldea for inheriting it.
  • Gun Nut: Kippoushi really likes guns; they're excited to meet Billy the Kid if the player has them because of his skill with a gun, and even ask if the Holy Grail could give them five thousand guns if the player asks about it.
  • Hime Cut: Demon King Nobunaga, who has bangs as an extra.
  • Homefield Advantage: Their first skill forcibly turns the battlefield to "Burning Field" for three turns as one effect, which gives them bonus damage against Heaven-attribute enemies after their Balance Buff.
  • Hot-Blooded: Kippoushi is extremely energetic, outgoing, and passionate about everything he does.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The First Ascension Avenger Nobbu bemoans the fact that she's been demoted to a mere infantryman after being the most feared warlord in Japan. She repeatedly asks for promotions and even considers striking out on her own to get over this humiliation.
  • I Call It "Vera": In a move that is totally not copying Okita Alter, Nobunaga also has a living sword with a name. Unfortunately, Nobbu isn't very creative and calls it "Maou ken" (Demon King Sword). She's actually quite surprised at how bad it is.
  • In the Blood: First Ascension Nobbu notes that her bloodline has a tendency to produce Berserkers and Avengers, as shown by herself and Chacha.
  • Kill the God: Much like her Archer self, though that angle and its implications are brought into sharper focus in this form, considering the fact Demon King Nobunaga actually does kill a god in-story.
  • Large Ham: The first Nobunaga is just the hammy Archer in the Avenger class.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When Nobbu goes into Demon King form it's a sign she's not fooling around and is taking things dead serious.
  • Literal Split Personality: Unlike most Ascensions (with the exception of Jekyll and Hyde), each form has its own distinct personality separate from the others, but they are all aware of each other. Each form represents Nobbu in a different part of her life, while Demon King Nobunaga is basically the demon king version of an Innocent Monster.
  • Living Weapon: Her sword is alive, much the same way as Okita Alter's own sword. The two's respective Bond CE arts are even near-identical.
  • Me's a Crowd: While normally only one version of her can take the field at once, in the Valentine's cutscene, First Ascension and Demon King Nobbu are seen speaking to each other, and you encounter Kippoushi somewhere else.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: They have an example that's both a gun and Cool Sword, considering it's a giant bladed Gatling gun that they can imbue with fire.
  • More Dakka: Their Extra Attack in their First and Second Ascensions has them spinning in mid-air and rapidly firing every which way in the process.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Her April Fools artwork is both Super-Deformed and completely naked, with her cape covering her crotch.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Final Honnoji Singularity could only disappear if she dies as history needs to follow its set path, and she was summoned by the Singularity to begin with. Being a Fusion Dance of all of the Nobu's, including Chaldea's (represented by the 1st Ascension now), it looked like that was the end of her....until the epilogue reveals that they managed to get Chaldea's Nobu back by exploiting the loophole that she technically wasn't summoned by the Singularity unlike the others and turns up fine. Its implied the other Nobu's were summoned with her when she returned given the protagonist briefly notices her flashing between her original and "Demon King" forms.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Kippoushi's Valentine's Event has them reminisce on intentionally playing up the Fool of Owari idiocy in their younger days until even their Parental Substitute Hirate believed it. After all, if the person who knew you best couldn't see through the act, how could the daimyos?
  • Off with His Head!: Played for laughs with GUDAGUDA Ryouma's Narrow Escape where it starts with Nobbu missing her head. Though she's strangely capable of speech.
  • Older and Wiser: Her Demon King form still has a flair for the dramatic, but she's far less comedic upon growing up.
  • Only Sane Man: Against all expectations, the First Ascension Avenger Nobbu acts as this throughout the events of "Final Honnoji", as Mash is way too into being the chief retainer of a daimyo to play her usual Straight Man role. Nobbu is the first one to point out the absurdities of the event, including Mori's nearly uncontrollable Ax-Crazy behavior, Mash's eagerness to conquer Japan, and how weird it is for the protagonist to be a successful warlord despite maintaining a Nice Guy attitude.
  • Playing with Fire: Even more than their Summer Berserker version, especially the third form who also kicks and breathes fire.
  • Proud Beauty: Is very much aware of how attractive she is in her "Demon King" form, and is damn proud of it.
  • Quickly-Demoted Leader: The regular Nobunaga upon arriving in the Singularity makes herself the daimyo of Echigo to take part in the war of Nobanagas. But once you and Kagetora arrive and claim Echigo to yourselves, she gets demoted all the way down to infantrywoman to the point that other infantrymen talk down on her as they have been working in the position much longer.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Played with. Nobunaga in this incarnation, especially her third form who dresses in all black with her crimson hair on display to fully embrace the title of Demon King, is more ruthless and serious than her usual wacky self, but compared to the other Avengers she still comes off as a much nicer person.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As usual for Nobbu, no matter which class she's in, but Demon King Nobunaga most of all.
  • Screw Yourself: Implied. Demon King expresses amusement at her Archer self's jealousy of her figure, but at the same time seems to consider it "cute" to the point she wants her Archer self to "come closer" and asks why the protagonist has a problem with her "admiring herself". Conversely, the first Ascension (who is considered Archer Nobu) is quick to note how attractive the Demon King is upon coming face to face at the end of "Final Honnoji".
  • She's All Grown Up: The Third Ascension is Nobunaga as a grown-up and attractive woman. Notably, this is the only Nobunaga that Nobukatsu is unfamiliar with, presumably because she is the endpoint for Nobunaga long after he died as part of his Thanatos Gambit to cement her status as head of the Oda clan.
  • Sensual Spandex: When she turns into her third ascension, she wears black spandex
  • Situational Sword: They keep Archer and Berserker Nobbu's niche against [Divine] enemies. The only Rulers with the [Divine]-trait are Quetzalcoatl (Samba/Santa), Astraea and Caren, and the Berserkers with the [Divine]-trait are Heracles, Kintoki, Cú Chulainn Alter, Raikou, Berserker of El Dorado, Arjuna Alter, Musashi Summer and Brynhild Summer. Out of all those targets, Musashi Summer is the only one who actually has the [Human]-attribute. While they received a skill upgrade that gives them Special Attack against [Heaven]-attribute enemies, their own [Earth]-attribute makes it impossible for them to inflict maximum ideal damage against [Heaven]-attribute enemies because the [Earth]-attribute deals less slightly damage towards the [Heaven]-attibrute, but deals slightly more against the [Human]-attribute. Basically, the skill upgrade is meant to make up for the migitated damage against [Heaven]-attribute enemies with the [Divine]-trait to make this Nobunaga's niche more usable, even though it doesn't completely fix the problem their [Earth]-attribute entails for their niche.
  • Slasher Smile: Demon King Nobunaga is prone to these, though she's far less malevolent than the other Avengers.
  • Statuesque Stunner: In the years up to becoming Demon King, Nobbu had one hell of a growth spurt, now standing at 180 cm (about 5'11"), and is quite the looker.
  • Token Good Teammate: Despite being an Avenger, Nobunaga is listed as Chaotic Neutral, not any of the Evil alignments.
  • Thicker Than Water: Mori notes that Nobbu (1st Ascension) always had a soft spot for her family members and close retainers. That's why she forgave Nobukatsu for his first coup, only reluctantly ordering his death by suicide to maintain her image as a merciless warlord the second time around. She's also initially conflicted when forced to battle her niece Chacha and feels bad when she sees Shibata grieving over betraying her once and then failing to avenge her.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Sometimes shifts to a light, cute voice when she's not being serious. Okita even lampshades it during "Final Honnouji":
    Okita: "Will you knock it off with those cutesy voices!? It's even weirder when you only do them occasionally!"

    Space Ishtar
"Ashtart," The Commander of the Blade
Second Ascension/"Ishtarin"
Third Ascension/"Ishtar Ashtart"
Final Ascension
Ashtart Origin
Dream Portrait
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Kana Ueda
Illustrated by: Morii Shizuki

"Fear and revere me, human. I am the new ruler of the universe, as well as the one who will avenge all beings. I am the goddess of all goddesses. I am called Space Ishtar. And yet...what kind of place is this? Some sort of operations room? Don't you think there's something wrong with this picture? Why would I, of all persons, answer to your summons?"
—Summon line before clearing Saber Wars II

"Servant, Avenger. Ishtar Ashtart... I've answered your call in order to pay back a debt. ...There's no need for concern. I've put my evil commandeering days on hold for now. You may call me Space Ishtar just like back then."
—Summon line after clearing Saber Wars II

A Divine Spirit Servant hailing from the Servant Universe who is composed of three different people. First is "Ashtart", the devilish leader of the criminal organization Space Shinkageryu. Second is "Ishtarin", a space cowboy/bounty hunter who travels the galaxy with her trusted companion Calamity Jane. And third is "Ishtar Ashtart", a primordial deity who predates the Shining Blue Galaxy where Servantverse takes place in. While the three are quite different from the one you have seen in Proper Human History, they still share traits with the Ishtar you already know, including her Pseudo-Servant container.

Space Ishtar is the main focus of the Saber Wars II story, so we recommend reading it to learn how the three relate to one another.

  • All-Encompassing Mantle: The third Ascension wears a large red cloak that covers everything below her neck save where it's open in the front.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Her Bond CE seem to imply that after the world is saved for the last time, Chaldea is shut down and just before "becoming a full-fledged member of society", Maanna comes down in front of Protagonist with a note asking for help. They get on board and leave for the Servant Universe.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Their Noble Phantasm, Edin Shugurra Quasar, summons her shrine named Bel Maanna that looks like a gigantic version of Ishtar that fires an armada of lasers.. The said Noble Phantasm is the manifestation of the Ancient Universe where Ishtar Ashtart originated from.
  • Birthday Hater: "Ishtarin" is not fond of birthdays because her adoptive father was killed on her 14th birthday.
  • Blood Knight: "Ashtart" denies being one but she prefers being switched out with her other self when dealing with a non-battle situation.
  • Bounty Hunter: "Ishtarin" believes she has to eradicate evil, but she also needs money so she became a bounty hunter so she can be paid while hunting evil criminals.
  • Broken Pedestal: "Ishtarin" grew up on stories about Masters, which are practically extinct in the Servant Universe, and believed they were legendary warriors. She was greatly disappointed when she met the protagonist and found they are not suited for battle. This becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal when the protagonist saves her life and helps her defeat enemies with their support abilities, causing her to realize what Masters actually do.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "Ashtart", Space Ishtar's first form, calls herself the "Supreme Leader of Evil". However, because she was supposed to be the good half of the goddess, she doesn't have the heart for full-on card-carrying evil.
  • Darker and Edgier: "Ashtart" fits a lot being Ishtar in dark and edgy Avenger class. She even wears all black attire.
  • Destroyer Deity: She is supposed to destroy the universe but she is willing to take her time and take 5 billion years to do so. Fun fact, this is roughly the same amount of time until the sun expands to the point that life on Earth is impossible anyways.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Okay, not exactly being chosen as the protagonist's date (since there's three of them and all) for Valentine's Day isn't a fun thing to go through, but does it warrant exploding Chaldea and killing everyone to the point where it can no longer be tracked for the ones not chosen? If it wasn't for Fou rewinding time due to his slowly regaining powers and that it's a Valentine's event, Human Order would've been outright destroyed a long time ago.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": "Ashtart" explicitly states she doesn't like being called Ishtar, as to her that name screams "problem child".
  • Do Wrong, Right: Ashtart takes a very measured and systematic approach to evil - she uses positive reinforcement with her minions regularly, she focuses on the logistics of her operations strictly, and she even recognizes when minions failing is the result of lacking resources rather than any fault of theirs.
  • Dual Wielding: "Ashtart" wields a katana and wakizashi in battle.
  • Duel Boss: The final battle in Saber Wars 2 is a duel between "Ishtar Ashtart" who is "Ashtart" and "Ishtarin" fused together, and "Ashtart Origin".
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • "Ashtart" claims that having a contract with the likes of BB is absurd and suicidal.
    • During Saber Wars II, she also makes certain that her minions are well cared for. When it's revealed that Space Benienma's restaurant isn't doing well, she makes plans to send aid.
  • Equivalent Exchange: What "Ashtart" feels will happen if one wishes via Holy Grail.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The third Ascension has a ring-shaped pupil in her right eye and star-shaped pupil in her left eye.
  • Fallen Angel: When "Ishtarin" gets her third ascension and becomes "Ishtar Ashtart", she states she desires revenge against humanity for forgetting her thus causing her to slip from a goddess to a demon.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Despite having goddess powers, "Ishtarin" relies mostly on her weapons in battle.
  • Fusion Dance: They are two versions of Space Ishtar in a single Saint Graph, rather than a single individual. Arguably she's Ereshkigal too because the Servant Universe version never split into Ereshkigal. Her first ascension is her original "Ashtart" self. Second is "Ishtarin". And the third is the fusion of the two, "Ishtar Ashtart."
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: When combined into their third ascension form, they act entirely differently outside of cutscenes and inside them. Outside cutscenes, they're in an almost zen-like state of absolute divine power and very rarely display a prevelance to either of their component's regular personalities. In cutscenes, it's fairly obvious that Ishtarin is the one doing the piloting, oozing Goddess-level swagger and tossing out smack talk while completely cutting loose.
  • Horned Humanoid: The first and third Ascensions have black horns jutting out of their head.
  • Historical In-Joke: Ishtar, the real-world Babylonian goddess, is broadly believed to have been worshipped in new forms as the years went by, including Astarte the Phoenician goddess. This makes the name "Ashtart" (itself a common pronunciation of Astarte) a direct reference to this evolution. For bonus points, Astarte would later become Aphrodite once her cult arrived in Greece, who herself would eventually be split into 'good' and 'evil' versions of the goddess (Aphrodite Urania and Aphrodite Pandemos), making S.Ishtar's entire character arc in Saber Wars II a Whole-Plot Reference to the real world development of Ishtar's following.
  • The Gunslinger: As Space Ishtar she can do many tricks with her gun, including having the bullet spin around and hit the enemy in the back. (She did learn from Calamity Jane, after all.)
  • I Have Many Names: Second form Space Ishtar refers herself as "S-Ishtar", though she was named "Rin" by her adoptive father.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Space Ishtar is not a Pseudo-Servant using Tohsaka Rin as a host. The rather absurd explanation given is that she just happens to look like her. However, Professor TOKIOMI named one half of her "Rin".
  • Irony: Two-fold;
    • Despite being from a different universe entirely, she still fills the requirements of being an Avenger by wishing for revenge against those who defeated her.
    • Despite being Literal Split Personality, they're actually opposites, with the "evil" side being the Red Devil that reformed into being good, and the "good" side becoming the ruler of an evil empire.
  • Last of His Kind: Ishtar Ashtart is the last goddess of the Ancient Universe that existed before the Servant Universe existed.
  • Leitmotif: "The Goddess of Venus ~Universe Mix~", a sci-fi synth remix of Ishtar's original theme for her first two ascensions to represent how they're a sci-fi twist on the original Ishtar. "To the Universe of Origin" is the theme of Ishtar Ashtart to represent her grandiose origins and a new person birthed from the two halves fusing back together to oppose Ashtart Origin.
  • Lighter and Softer: Contrasting "Ashtart", "Ishtarin" is slightly nicer, a bigger Genki Girl and slightly less greedy than original Ishtar.
  • Literal Split Personality: The first and second forms turns out to be the same Space Ishtar who had been split into evil and good respectively. However, it turns out to be the other way round.
  • Master of All: Insofar as a character can be in a game with Power Creep, but still present. Her litany of powerful passives, extremely high natural attack, 50% NP charge and plenty of self-steroids let her do heavy damage on her own. More though, she can make use of all other Support Servants a Master might have in their roster, being compatible with Buster, Arts, and even Quick servants to a degree. This universal compatibility and AOE NP makes her a fantastic unit for farming, on top of spot-invincibility and a rarely-countered class for self-sustain to go up against challenge content, letting her eke-out similarly powerful Arjuna Alter by having durability enough to avoid Glass Cannon status.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: They are the first Servant who had the ability to change the card type of their Noble Phantasm through their second skill. They are also the first ones who can boost an Extra Attack as an effect of their NP. On top of all that, they're one of the very few Avengers who have no skill or NP interactions with crit stars, focusing entirely on her Noble Phantasm and face cards, with all of the crit interactions being passive.
  • Mirror Match: Ashtart vs Rin of course, but also Ishtar Ashtart vs Ashtart Origin.
  • Nature Versus Nurture:
    • It turns out that Ishtarin was born to be the evil side of Ashtart Origin. However, Professor TOKIOMI purposely raised her to ensure that Ishtarin ends up not being evil (which he was able to successfully do).
    • Played with by Ashtart. Professor TOKIOMI noted it would have been easy to raise her as a good person given her natural inclinations, but he believed that wouldn't send the message that he truly wanted and so decided he would let her sleep and let Ishtarin awaken her herself when she was ready. Unfortunately, Munenori showed up, killed TOKIOMI, and took Ashtart to raise himself, but (fortunately) Ashtart's good nature still showed through her upbringing and training to be at worst Affably Evil.
    • Her Servant Profile specifically states that Space Ishtar as she is now is a fundamentally better person than regular Ishtar, using the Death Race summer event's plot as an example. Whereas regular Ishtar turned the newly rebuilt Gugulana on the racers in a desperate attempt to save face after it was pointed out that Gugulana was unnecessary at that point (and had been created using the prizes for the racers, leaving them with no rewards), Space Ishtar would have broken Gugulana back down and distributed the golden parts among the racers to try and make it up to them. And this is without being mellowed out via Pseudo-Servant Split-Personality Merge.
  • Not So Stoic: "Ishtar Ashtart" will sometimes giggle creepily when using her Noble Phantasm, before cheerfully firing off Edin Shuggra Quasar.
    "Did you just call me a demon? Ufufufufufu...! That's right! Return to the primordial hell! ULTIMATE GODDESS BEAM!!!"
  • Palette Swap: Their Costume Dress is a "Ashtart Origin", a primarily blue version of her third form which is their original appearance as the goddess of the Origin Universe.
  • Poke the Poodle: Ashtart is kinda bad at being a threatening villain. She punishes her subordinates with kicks to the shin and has somewhat of a problem with being hard on people, such as when she puts the Master she just captured in a luxurious VIP room rather than the brig, on top of coming to talk to them on a daily basis to make sure their needs are being fulfilled. That's because Ashtart is the naturally good-inclined half of the goddess and even at her worst doesn't have the heart for full-on card-carrying evil.
  • Punny Name: Or nickname in this case as Calamity Jane refers to her as "Ishtarin".
  • Raised by Natives: After the primordial goddess Ishtar Ashtart was defeated 2,000 years ago, she split herself into "good" and "evil" halves reincarnated as denizens of Servant Universe. Her "evil" half is raised by Space Tokiomi and became "Ishtarin", and the "good" is taken in by Munenori and became "Ashtart".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted. Ashtart is the one leading an evil empire, but her eyes are typically a dark grey, only turning red when she's particularly incensed. Ishtarin's eyes on the other hand are constantly red despite ostensibly being the good-natured one, though judging by her young sprite her eyes also used to be grey. It's another hint that Ishtarin is the one who is naturally evil-inclined, rather than Ashtart.
  • Ret-Canon: Her boss battle theme is a remix of music from the Babylonia anime.
  • Samurai Cowboy: "Ishtarin" has a Wild Western look yet equipped with a katana-like blade.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: One of "Ishtar Ashtart"'s intro lines has her just rapidly saying "Gogogogogogo" ("ゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴ", which is used for dramatic tension) out loud.
  • Sensual Spandex: The first Ascension wears tight black spandex while the third Ascension wears red spandex.
  • Spam Attack: While her ability to change her NP card allows her to theoretically fulfill any role, Space Ishtar truly excels as an Arts AOE spammer akin to Dantes for Quick who can repeatedly blast away at enemies with sufficient Arts support (especially Altria Caster) thanks to her high NP gain, a 50% NP Charge and NP Damage buffs that last for multiple turns that lets her damage steadily ramp up to Single Target NP levels.
  • The Stoic: "Ishtar Ashtart" speaks in a calm tone most of the time except sometimes when she lets loose during her extra attack or when her "Ashtart" or "Ishtarin" personalities slip out.
  • Superpower Lottery: They possess a total of six passive skills: Three standard Avenger class skills, Goddess Essence, Independent Action and Magic Resistance. Their stats also have EX-ranked Mana, Endurance and Noble Phantasm. In a lore sense, they're also one of the most potentially powerful beings in all of Fate, being the representation of an entire universe/galaxy, something on such a macrocosmic scale that even the Types would have trouble competing... until Space Ishtar used up most of that power to send the main character back to their home dimension due to a lack of specialized shrine. Doesn't make the battle with Ashtart Origin any less impressive, though.
  • Token Good Teammate: "Ishtarin" is more heroic and free-spirited compared to any form of Ishtar or any Avenger in the game. It's to the point where the protagonist actually questions why she is an Avenger in the first place. To a lesser extent, "Ashtart" is also more heroically-inclined and far less malicious than an average Avenger. The irony of course being that "Ishtarin" is the evil half. TOKIOMI really did a good job raising her.
  • Tsundere: It is Ishtar/Rin after all. However, all three variants play this trope differently.
    • "Ashtart" is the harsh type, being blunt and cold, but she can't hide her softer side. The standout example is her introduction, where she takes the protagonist hostage and tells them they'll be a sacrifice... while holding them in a VIP room instead of the brig, and seeing them every day to make sure they're comfortable.
    • "Ishtarin" is the soft type, being more outwardly nice than "Ashtart" and more lively in general. But at the same time, she has a lot of trouble being emotionally honest and won't admit how much she cares about the protagonist.
    • "Ishtar Ashtart" is the least Tsundere of the three, but the other two still influence her personality. Notably, her Bond 5 line has her tell the protagonist she loves them, only for her "Ashtart" or "Ishtarin" personalities to resurface and either ask if that's a problem or embarrassingly take her words back.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: Both played straight and inverted. "Ishtarin" was originally the evil half of Ishtar Ashtart but was raised by Professor Tokiomi and become good as a result. While Ashtart was the good half and became in her words "Supreme Leader of Evil" because she was raised by Warrior of Darkness Munenori.
  • Woman Scorned: Refuse to show up for her Valentine's Day scene? She'll explode Chaldea. Go with Ashtart? Rin explodes Chaldea. Go with Rin? Ashtart explodes Chaldea. Luckily, Fou rewinds time to allow you to make the right choice, which is to go with Ishtar Ashtart.
  • Younger Than They Look: While the exact age of the three can be hard to measure due to how Servants' ages are frozen to their "primes" and them being a Primordial Goddess, "Ishtarin" says that she's been fourteen for ten years even though she looks just like the seventeen-years old Rin. "Ishtar Ashtart" herself also complains how regular Ishtar and Ereshkigal are physically older than she is.

    Taira no Kagekiyo (Minamoto no Yoshitsune)
Murderer of the Minamoto Clan
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Event Attire
April Fool's
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Saori Hayami
Illustrated by: Mineji Sakamoto

"Taira no Kagekiyo has arrived. So tell me, Kagekiyo, where are the Genji I must kill?"

Taira no Kagekiyo is one of the chief generals of the Taira clan, the Arch-Enemy of the Minamoto clan. After participating many battles in the name of Taira, they met their end in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, where they were captured by the Minamoto, and allowed themselves to starve to death under captivity. One thing that was certain was that their hatred towards the Minamoto, especially their leader Yoritomo, was very much unmatched.

Yoritomo was attacked by thirty-seven people, with each of them failing to assassinate him. From this legends started to form around Kagekiyo where he is incapable of dying, coming after Yoritomo each time he was "killed". And from those legends was born a grudge named "Taira no Kagekiyo". Anyone who swears vengeance towards the Genji will become "Kagekiyo". It doesn't matter who the real Taira no Kagekiyo was or what he did. "Kagekiyo" is a collective who shall, and will, kill the Genji.

During the events of "Hell Realm Mandala: Heian-kyo", Ashiya Douman tried to summon them in order to get rid of the Minamoto of that era, mainly Raikou and her retainers. Since "Kagekiyo" is more of a vengeful spirit than anything else, he decided to summon them in the body of Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune is the sister of Yoritomo who was later betrayed by him, causing her to be resentful towards her brother. As such, Avenger Kagekiyo here is "Yoshitsune who has become Kagekiyo".

She made her first appearance in "Hell Realm Mandala: Heian-kyo" story chapter and becomes summonable in the "Little Big Tengu" event where she acts as the main antagonist.

  • Ambiguous Gender: While Kagekiyo possessed Ushiwakamaru, who's clearly female here, the original Kagekiyo's gender remains unknown. It turns out that while "Kagekiyo" is actually closer to a Concept that can appear in many iterations, the fact that at least some of those past incarnations may or may not have been either male or female is why Kagekiyo's gender is listed as "-".
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: "Kagekiyo" isn't just one soul possessing Ushiwakamaru; they're the personification of the entire Taira clan, hence why they are listed with no gender.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Her Noble Phantasm strips the target of all their buffs before applying damage, making it impossible to block via defense up, evade, or invulnerability skills, nor can one survive it by using a Guts skill.
  • Beneath the Mask: This is the main reason Yoshitsune was able to be possessed by Kagekiyo, because while she never voiced it, she did secretly hate her brother for his betrayal after being nothing but loyal towards him.
  • Blindfolded Vision: When she's not wearing a mask, she has black blindfolds over the upper half of her face, and like the mask she removes them during her Noble Phantasm.
  • Brick Joke: Back in Fate/GUDAGUDA Order, the GUDAGUDA cast introduce Ushiwakamaru with Okita saying that she looks like a "Genpei Tōma Den player" and that "Akushichibei Kagekiyo is here". Several years later, and Okita is now sort of right.
  • Came Back Strong: Kagekiyo Never Dies applies a "Grudge of Vengeance" buff on her that increases the damage of her Noble Phantasm by 25% every time her Guts buff triggers. Combined with its absurdly low 4 turn cooldown for a Guts skill that can stack with other Guts buffs at Level 10 (with a tradeoff of only lasting 3 turns rather than the typical 5), and Kagekiyo will only get more dangerous to her opponents every time she revives herself.
  • Character Catchphrase: The Genji must die. It doubles as her Madness Mantra, as she repeats it constantly in most of her lines.
  • Critical Hit Class: Unique among Avengers is that her Crit Damage Up buff is tied to a Crit Star Absorption buff that reduces the party's absorption by 100% (except for herself) that both last three turns. She manages to easily dethrone Jeanne d'Arc Alter as one of the premier critical damage Avengers in the game with her powerful skillset.
  • Dark Reprise: Her NP theme is a remixed version of her theme from Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia.
  • Demonic Possession: Is Taira no Kagekiyo possessing an adult version of their hated enemy, Ushiwakamaru. The possession seems to wear off after the final battle as she's dying, her eyes reverting to Ushiwakamaru's own and her make-up vanishing.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: In her Third Ascension, she clones herself multiple times to attack her opponent from all sides for her Quick and Extra attack animations in a replication of Ushiwakamaru's Dan-no-ura Hassou Tobi as depicted in Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia.
  • Dual Wielding: She uses two katanas in combat held in either hand.
  • Dying as Yourself: In Hell Mandala, signified by her eye color changing back to blue and her purple make-up disappearing. Her hair also comes undone.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made her first appearance as an NPC only boss in Lostbelt 5.5 as one of Douman's summoned minions, and would make her playable debut little over a month later in the "Little Big Tengu" event.
  • Enemy Without: Normally, Kagekiyo wouldn't be able to manifest due to Ushiwakamaru's Rider Spirit Origin being tied to her childhood and thus, long before she met her tragic end. Kiichi forcing her Spirit Origin to adulthood with the Mallet of Fortune allowed "Kagekiyo" to takeover and kick start the events of "Little Big Tengu."
  • Et Tu, Brute?: As per legend, Yoshitsune was betrayed and sent to death by her brother Yoritomo to tie up his loose ends after wiping out the Taira clan. This is how she ended up possessed by "Kagekiyo" as even if she never voiced it aloud, she secretly hated her brother after faithfully serving him since childhood.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Kagekiyo planned on completely possessing her body and mind, but Yoshitsune's lingering loyalty to the protagonist is the only thing preventing them from doing so. So their plan was to kill the protagonist to sever the last connection Yoshitsune had, and completely take over.
  • Flaming Sword: Kagekiyo wreathes her swords in purple Technicolor Fire to show her burning desire for vengeance.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Gives a gentle smile during her death scene, after she returns to being Yoshitsune. Notable because Ushiwakamaru once said that her older self was a cold person who had forgotten how to smile.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: The real Kagekiyo probably didn't have an all-consuming hatred towards the Genji. In fact, he might have actually survived the battle and ran off to the Chugoku region to spend the rest of his life there in peace. Really, this "Kagekiyo" isn't the actual Taira no Kagekiyo but one formed from the many legends and plays told about him fueled by the many people who tried to kill Yoritomo.
  • Horse of a Different Color: In "Heian-kyo", Kagekiyo makes her entrance into the city as one of Douman's Hasshoujin (Saikyou) riding atop a massive tsuchigumo that's another Hasshoujin (Kugamimi-no-Misaka).
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: At her Third Ascension, she does this exclusively, drawing both her swords at the same time for her attacks.
  • I Hate Past Me: If you have either the Rider or Assassin versions of Ushiwakamaru, they comment on how naive and foolish they are.
  • Irony: Kagekiyo has an all-consuming hatred for Genji, but because they have manifested in the body of Yoshitsune, it means that they are Genji themselves.note 
  • Legacy Immortality: According to them, Kagekiyo is not a singular person. There were at the very least thirty-seven iterations of Kagekiyo, all of whom went after Yoritomo with one appearing after the previous one was killed. As such the Heroic Spirit Kagekiyo is born from the legends surrounding them, with "Kagekiyo" being a Concept that will kill the Genji.
  • Leitmotif: Carrying over from how the original Ushiwakamaru was given a Leitmotif from her appearance in Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, this theme was rearranged into "Wind of Karma -FGO-" as Kagekiyo's personal theme, reflecting how she's a corruption of Yoshitsune but not in the same exact same way she was corrupted by Tiamat.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's easily the most durable of all the Avengers, with a spammable Guts skill at a very short 4 turn cooldown, and a 2 time evasion skill to help her stay alive, and her damage output doesn't suffer in any way from it to boot.
  • Madness Mantra: Kagekiyo is obsessed with killing the Minamotos clan and its retainers above all. It'd be shorter to count the number of lines where she doesn't say "the Genji must die" or "I exist to kill the Genji".
  • Makeup Is Evil: Wears a lot more make-up (most notably purple lipstick and eye-liner) than Rider Ushiwakamaru, and unquestionably is more villainous. Noticeably, it all vanishes when Ushiwakamaru is Dying as Yourself.
  • Malevolent Masked Woman: Wears a red and white mask at some points, which she removes during her Noble Phantasm.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Kagekiyo is one of a handful of Servants able to stack multiple Guts effects at once with her skill, Kagekiyo Never Dies. This means that she can use that skill and gain a Guts stack from a separate source (i.e. Paracelsus' Philosopher Stone skill) without compromising either. This trait is shared by Galatea and Heracles, Aŋra Mainiiu, Hijikata, Leonidas and Vlad III (Berserker).
  • Mutual Disadvantage: During most of the battles against them, Kagekiyo has a bonus damage buff against Genji-trait Servants but also a defense down against them as well.
  • Not So Above It All: Normally, Taira is incredibly grim and taciturn, only speaking when she wants to profess her hatred for the Genji. However, throughout the Little Big Tengu event, she's clearly having the time of her life, laughing merrily as Chaldea chases her around the map.
  • Playing with Fire: She surrounds herself with purple flames and then channels them into her swords during her Noble Phantasm.
  • The Power of Hate:
    • While all Avengers run on this, it's noticeable here because the Demonic Possession was successful because both Kagekiyo and Yoshitsune have a mutual hatred for Minamoto no Yoritomo, even if buried in the latter's case.
    • Weaponized by her Kagekiyo Never Dies EX skill and her NP. The former gives her a stackable Guts that everytime it triggers gives her a special 10-turn duration also-stackable buff called "Vengeful Grudge", while the latter converts the stacked "Avenge" buffs (up to four max) into bonus damage.
  • Rage Breaking Point: When Kintoki baits her in Heian-kyo by repeating the same lines Benkei once told her during their fateful battle, Yoshitsune's personality comes roaring up to the surface and supplanting the Kagekiyo collective, ranting angrily about how she was betrayed by her brother and how she hates the Genji and Japan before declaring her particular hatred for Kintoki daring to apparently disrespect her friend.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her armor is covered in red and black, and she's an Avenger first introduced aiding Ashiya Douman in causing chaos and slaughter.
  • Redemption Promotion: The NPC Boss Kagekiyo from Heian-kyo has significantly fewer tricks up her sleeve than the playable one. For instance, NPC Kagekiyo's Noble Phantasm only stripped defensive buffs rather than all buffs. The playable version's Kagekiyo Never Dies skill also applies the "Desire for Vengeance" buff that increases her NP's damage for every stack she has. The critical damage buff on Genjis Must Die is also doubled from 50% to 100% at Level 10.
  • Ret-Canon: Her boss battle theme is a remix of music from the Babylonia anime.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Inverted, as she's actually far more covered up than Rider Ushiwakamaru in her first two Ascensions. Then that goes out the window by her Third Ascension, where she strips back down similarly to Ushiwakamaru.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Kagekiyo is Yoshitsune aged to her adult appearance (which makes sense as this was the age when she was betrayed by her brother and thus most susceptible to the grudge), and it shows by how her official height is now 172cm (5'8''), taller than Ushiwakamaru, and her Third Ascension in particular shows off how much more she filled out from her younger self. Even Queen Medb thinks Yoshitsune's body is "first-rate" among warriors.
  • Situational Sword: Her Genji Must Die A+ skill gives her bonus damage against enemies with the "Genji" trait. This applies to Servants such as Watanabe, Benkei, Tajima-no-kami, and all versions of Tomoe, Kintoki, Raikou, and Ushiwakamaru (which amusingly, also includes herself).
  • Slasher Smile: She wears a pretty terrifying one during the facial closeup of her NP as she removes her mask/blindfolds.
  • Spam Attack: Her BAAQQ deck, good NP gain, the high number of hits on her cards make her a strong Noble Phantasm looper with the help of Quick support like Scathach-Skadi and Arts support like Caster Altria.
  • Spin Attack: Much like Ushiwakamaru, Kagekiyo will attack by spinning around with her swords in hand for several of her animations.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Their ultimate goal in the "Little Big Tengu" event. While "Kagekiyo" is normally in control of the body, Yoshitsune has just enough influence to completely prevent the former from taking over. So Kagekiyo seeks to kill the protagonist due to being Yoshitsune's Morality Pet and break the latter's spirit to completely subjugate the body.
  • Sympathy for the Hero: Despite being mortal enemies and responsible for his death, Kagekiyo couldn't help but sympathize with how tragic Yoshitsune's end was, having bore witness to her death after her brother's betrayal and hearing her final moments spent not proclaiming her hatred of her brother but simply softly crying. Their entire vendetta against the Genji is as much hatred for being killed by the clan as it is genuinely sympathizing with Yoshitsune, ironically the one who killed him. As the Kagekiyo collective fades away in the "Little Big Tengu" event, it pleads that it can't go because Ushiwakamaru will be lonely and it can't bear the thought of that happening, only passing peacefully when Ushi reaffirms the bonds she's made in Chaldea will prevent that.
  • Technicolor Eyes: A very stark difference between Kagekiyo and Ushiwakamaru is that the former has eyes with the iris being ringed and multi-colored, going from purple to yellow to red towards the pupil, which is a bright sky-blue rather than black. After being defeated for the final time, they return to Ushiwakamaru's natural blue eyes to signify Ushiwakamaru being back in control as she dies.

    Ushi Gozen ("Tenma's Marvelous Folklore - Onigashima" Spoilers!)
The Unholy Transgressor
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
Illustrated by: Honjou Raita

"Minamoto-no-Raikou───or rather, my True Name is Ushi Gozen. I am paying you a visit in the Avenger class."

A legendary Oni said to have been the older brother of Minamoto-no-Raikou. Described as a cursed child born as a descendant to the god of Gozu-Tennou, he was a monster that rampaged throughout the land before Raikou and her four Heavenly Kings ultimately defeated and sealed him within Raikou herself... or so the story goes anyway.

In truth, Minamoto-no-Raikou and Ushi Gozen are one and the same. Due to the circumstances of her abnormal birth, Ushi-Gozen was abandoned and imprisoned by her father, Minamoto-no-Mitsunaka, due to her monstrous nature before later being reinvited back into the family for her innate talents under the guise of his newborn "son", Minamoto-no-Raikou.

From then on, she was raised in secret as a male by her father before returning to the Heian capital once she became of age and asserted herself as a military commander. In order to purge herself of her demonic nature, she attempted to "detach" Ushi Gozen from herself by means of deep meditation and ultimately succeeded in doing so with the enraged Ushi-Gozen manifesting as a divine avatar of Gozu-Tennou. After clashing with Raikou and the Four Heavenly Kings, she was ultimately defeated at the hands of Sakata Kintoki and sealed away back inside Raikou.

As a non-playable Berserker, she is the main antagonist and the final boss of the "Onigashima" event and makes an additional appearance in Raikou's first Interlude. She would later become a playable Servant as an Avenger as part of the collaboration event between Fate/Samurai Remnant and Fate/Grand Order.

  • Abusive Parents: As previously established with Raikou. Minamoto no Mitsunaka saw his child as a weapon wanting her to be like the stoic Tsuna. Her Bond 3 line has crying and begging for forgiveness from her father, swearing that she'll protect the capital from anyone.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In both the Onigashima event while taking form of Raikou, and in her official debut in Fate/Samurai Remnant, Ushi Gozen was classed as a Rider. Now that she's not hiding her identity or her true nature, she has manifested as an Avenger.
  • Age Lift: As a result of the "Divine Manifestation" skill possessed by her Rider self, her playable version appears in a more underdeveloped teenage form as opposed to the curvy figure of her adult self seen previously during her appearances as a Berserker.
  • Allergic to Love: She flinches should you have Kintoki in her dialogue lines, as she'll no longer be "herself" if she allows the feelings she has when she's around him to persist. This references Raikou's motherly bond with Kintoki and how it allowed her to reconnect with her humanity, suppressing Ushi Gozen in the process.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin gains a purple tone in her Third Ascension, making her resemble Ibuki-Douji.
  • Animalistic Abomination: The playable version's Noble Phantasm, "Ox-King Reversal - Frenzied Tempest", summons an ushi-oni, here depicted as a colossal headless ox with six legs. Ushi Gozen levitates in front of it, with her Armed Legs creating the impression of a centaur with a disproportionately tiny human half.
  • Armed Legs: In her Third Ascension, she wears suneate that have blades sticking out and her haidate have giant mechanical arms that wields a giant kanabo weapon.
  • Ax-Crazy: While most Avengers still have varying levels of reasoning despite their inherent hatred, Ushi Gozen is genuinely unstable to the point it is almost impossible to reach mutual understanding for anything that isn't about destruction. Even her more reasonable persona is merely a facade for her true intentions. This is lampshaded by the fact that she is the only Avenger with EX-ranked Mad Enhancement so far.
  • Battle Aura: Ushi Gozen is surrounded by black-purple smoke and lightning when fought as a Berserker.
  • Beneath the Mask: Make no mistake, Ushi Gozen is a cold-blooded killer whose Insane Troll Logic dictates that she correct all the evils of the world by killing everyone and everything in it. But she is still an aspect of Minamoto-no-Raikou, a Broken Ace torn between her divine, human, and demonic heritage and desperate to appease her father. Her Bond 4 line has her suffering a manic breakdown as she sobs for forgiveness from her father while declaring that she'll kill all of his enemies, the enemies of the capital, and the enemies of mankind for his sake, showing that the trauma Raikou experienced runs deep even in her most inhuman persona.
  • BFS: During her first two Ascensions, she dual wields a pair of black odachi that are each as long as she is tall.
  • Boss Subtitles: Before certain fights in the Fate/Samurai Remnant collaboration, the two parties will be introduced with nanori like in Samurai Remnant itself. After her formal True Name reveal as Ushi Gozen, she's introduced as "Ushi Gozen, the Unholy Transgressor".
  • Call-Back: The elbow and knee armor of her First Ascension is similar to Summer Lancer Raikou's Third Ascension's right elbow and left knee armor.
  • Carry a Big Stick: In her Third Ascension, she wields a massive spiked club.
  • Composite Character: Raikou and "his" brother, Ushi Gozen, are the same person in this interpretation of the legend. In addition, she subsumes the position of "monster woman" that raised Kintoki, thus the Historical Gender Flip.
  • Darker and Edgier: Being Raikou's repressed divine side that also represents her inhuman nature and being none too happy about being locked up like that, Ushi Gozen as an Avenger takes the issues Raikou hides beneath her Mask of Sanity and starts wearing them openly, whether it's her darker armor, her deeper voice, or her unstable nature being even more willing to start slaughtering her opponents. Even her Final Ascension artwork contrasts Berserker Raikou's in that while they're both kneeling in the rain while surrounded by weapons, Ushi Gozen's weapons are regular blades that are marked with cracks and blood splatters rather the unmarred weapons of the Four Heavenly Kings Raikou possesses.
  • Devilish Hair Horns: Her Third Ascension has her hair like this.
  • Driven to Suicide: When she was alive, Raikou's despair over always being treated like a monster due to her demonic nature led her to try to kill Ushi Gozen, even though, as she well knew, that because Ushi Gozen is the demonic part of her being, doing so would mean her own destruction. Only Kintoki's intervention saved her life.
  • Dual Wielding: Ushi Gozen fights with a pair of black odachi in her first two Ascensions.
  • Empty Eyes: Her eyes are dull and black in her first two Ascensions to highlight her deadly and Ax-Crazy nature.
  • Enemy Without: She's Raikou's, manifesting as the divine/oni part of her heritage that she's loathed all her life in its own body.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Ushi Gozen is the embodiment of Raikou's negative feelings and destructive nature as an Oni. Fittingly enough, she also speaks in a very low voice compared to her more heroic counterpart.
  • Evil Laugh: Occasionally does this in one of her normal attack and Noble Phantasm lines. She does it more often in her Third Ascension, extending to her Extra Attack and skill activation lines.
  • Final Boss: Serves as the final boss of the Onigashima event.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Upon clearing "Lostbelt No. 5: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range: Olympus", she is revealed to have a certain fixation towards the Master and the Black Barrel due to the former's use of their Life Energy to fuel the Weapon of Mass Destruction, even planning to acquire both as her means to destroy the world.
  • Insane Troll Logic: She considers it her duty to right all the wrongs of the world. How does she plan to do that? By killing everyone and everything. There can't be any evil if there's no one left to be evil, right? This isn't a mere pretense either. To Ushi Gozen, this is the only way to bring salvation to the world. She is so sincere that she can No-Sell Shousetsu's Command Spells because she feels she's fulfilling Shousetsu's orders to the letter despite doing the exact opposite.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her identity isn't revealed in Samurai Remnant until near the end of the game, when she serves as a Climax Boss. Notably all of the advertising for Samurai Remnant tried its damnedest to keep the reveal a secret, even going so far as to avoid announcing who her voice actor was since people would immediately know if it's Haruka Tomatsu it's Raikou. FGO doesn't even attempt to hide who she is.
  • Magical Barefooter: In Third Ascension, she ditches her shoes as she embraces her oni heritage.
  • Magical Floating Shawl: Gains one in her Third Ascension, helping visualize her supernatural existence.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Taken to its logical extreme in her first two Ascensions, where she dual wields a pair of odachi that are each as long as she is tall.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Upon seeing Raikou, Ushi-Gozen can only comment how she's finally "gone mad" when seeing how loving and kind Raikou is.
  • Paint It Black: As a Berserker, Ushi Gozen's attacks have a black Palette Swap over Raikou's normal ones.
  • Promoted to Playable: After her appearance as the true villain of the "Rashomon" and "Onigashima" events, she made her playable debut following her much larger role in Fate/Samurai Remnant.
  • Punny Name: Raikou has huge breasts and she's the same person as Ushi Gozen in this continuity. Ushi is often used to refer to cows, which produces milk... like a mother's breasts. So that's why she has huge breasts... though ironically when summoned as a Servant, Ushi Gozen manifests as a younger and significantly more petite Raikou.
  • Psycho Electro: She's way far from the sanest Servant with lightning powers, especially in her Third Ascension form.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her skin and eyes turn purple in her Third Ascension when her divine powers are at their peak.
  • Sanity Slippage: In her first two Ascensions, she takes up an aloof soldier persona akin to her armored Rider self in Samurai Remnant, albeit with some emotional baggage that slips every now and then. Come upon her Third Ascension, her demeanor becomes noticeably more unhinged as she gained more power and reveals her true, insane Omnicidal Maniac demigod self.
  • Shock and Awe: Being the manifestation of Raikou's Semi-Divine nature, Ushi Gozen naturally generates lightning in many of her attacks. Her lightning is usually purple similar to Raikou's, but for some of her attacks particularly in her Third Ascension, it will be colored dark purple to almost black.
  • Sociopathic Hero: As a playable Servant, she falls into this trope. Despite her attempt on hiding her more downright sociopathic tendencies as shown in Fate/Samurai Remnant, she still holds onto her twisted mindset (and her third Ascension just outright makes her as Ax-Crazy as she was in her original appearance), making her a very loose cannon in Chaldea that requires constant rotational surveillance.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: It's revealed in Onigashima that "Raikou" and "Ushi Gozen" are actually two personalities in the same body, with Raikou having sealed Ushi Gozen away within her mind and soul... and Ushi Gozen has broken free and taken Raikou over this time. According to Kintoki, this happens every time Raikou builds up too much divine energy.
  • Sword Beam: Her Extra Attack in her first two Ascensions has her firing these in a manner very similar to Berserker Raikou's finishing strike of her Noble Phantasm.
  • Tautological Templar: She genuinely believes that her actions are done out of Yui's desire of creating a righteous world... except her means of reaching it is anything but righteous.
  • Third Eye: She gains a third eye on her forehead in her Third Ascension to signify her growing divine powers.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the Oni Servants. The Doujis are pretty selfish, but they at least have something resembling a moral compass, knowing when to curb their enthusiasm for chaos and bloodshed. Ushi Gozen has no such filter and is a transparently amoral, bloodthirsty maniac who follows her Master only out of fascination for the Black Barrel and as a means to sustain herself, and she's not above Loophole Abuse to twist her Master's commands to get what she wants even against their wishes. After the player clears the Samurai Remnant collab event, Ushi Gozen's Bond Profile states that she is under constant surveillance from practically every Edo- and Heian-period Servant, including her other self.
  • Vapor Wear: In Third Ascension, she wears an outfit that looks similar to a Naked Apron with extra straps, making it clear she has no underwear.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Her reaction to Kintoki and Ibuki-Douji in her first two Ascensions, albeit for different reasons (the former being her eventual Morality Pet and the latter being Hate at First Sight).
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite taking on the appearance of a young teenager, she speaks in a much lower voice than her adult form as Raikou.
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking deeply about Ushi Gozen reveals a lot about Raikou's own inner conflict and Fate/Samurai Remnant Rider's true identity.

    Utsumi Erice (Summer)
Coastal City Grim Reaper
Second Ascension
Third Ascension
Final Ascension
April Fool's Fate/Grail League
Voiced by: Akari Kitou
Illustrated by: NOCO
"Assassin... Utsumi Erice. Wait, what? Not Assassin, Avenger? Couldn't it be at least Rider? O-okay, so this is a Swimsuit Saint Graph? Anyways, l-lookingforwardtohangingoutwithyou."

One of members of "Night Watch" who watch over the Mosaic City Akihabara, with her being known as "Reaper" due to her ability to outright kill Servants. Erice is a strange girl within her own world, possessing a collection of evil spirits within her which she calls "Erlkönig" which she can manipulate to create weapons to fight without having a Servant of her own. She is a girl who prioritizes effectiveness, adores Heroic Spirits and distrusts modern mages, especially those who don't respect Servants. While she is perplexed on why she's an Avenger instead of Assassin, this Erice isn't that much different from the one you might be familiar with.

One of the summer servants within Summer 7.

  • Armed Legs: One of her attacks has her transform her legs to blades and use them in a scissor-like manner.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Her favorite foods tend to be high in nutrition, but are also incredibly spicy. Pretty much every single food item in her food court is jam-packed with chilies, with her being surprised that the Chaldea crew had such a bad opinion on the food menu, citing how Arjuna Alter, Caren, and a priest who was most likely Kotomine Kirei loved the selection.
    • In the Wandjina World Tour event, her first choices when asked for what flavor of ice cream she'd like to have are habanero or ghost pepper. She ends up settling for mint.
  • Cool Board: In her Swimsuit Saint Graph, her Noble Phantasm "Ame-no-Kagaminofune", which she is renting from the kami Sukunabikona, takes the form of windsurf board when it was originally a divine boat.note 
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's happier and more comfortable with herself as an Avenger; especially since her Evil Spirits are more in synch.
  • Gratuitous German: In her Third Ascension, just like her Lancer self. Her power is called Erlkönig (she named it that herself) and she calls out "Auf wiedersehen!" in one of her attack lines.
  • Gratuitous Italian: She speaks quite a bit of Italian in her battle lines in First and Second Ascensions. This is probably because her mentor Caren was half-Italian (or more specifically, was an AI based on a half-Italian person). And of course, she hangs around Chaldea's Caren too.
  • Gratuitous Latin: In her Third Ascension, just like her Lancer self. Quite a bit of it, too. This one is likely because her combat teacher was Lucius Longinus, a Roman.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her profile outright says that she is a child of a human and a Servant. She also demonstrates her connection to the Underworld as her mother is heavily implied to be Izanami.
  • Making a Splash: Like her Lancer self her attacks feature a lot of water.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Her Second Ascension's skirt is the same design as her usual outfit's skirt in the Fate/Requiem novels, just with different colors.
    • Her Third Ascension is the same swimsuit she wears in the Fate/Requiem novels.
    • In her line toward Elisabeth Báthory has Erice saying it might get confusing if people call her "Eri", since Elisabeth is already nicknamed "Eli". This confusion already happened in volume 2 of Requiem, when some of Elisabeth's fans cheered her name and Erice thought they were calling for her.
      • The nickname Eri itself is one, as it's what her best friend Karin calls her.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her Second Ascension swimsuit is based off the look.
  • Square Race, Round Class: Erice had manifested as an Avenger for some reason, something which she is also confused about. Erice actually introduces herself as an Assassin before realizing she isn't one or even a Rider, for that matter, being baffled about being an Avenger. By the Third Ascension, she realizes the Dread Spirits she houses within herself are the reason why; they're openly evil and the Avenger Class lets her use them far more effectively, especially since she is the child of Izanami, despite Erice herself not being a vengeful person.
  • Tamer and Chaster: Summer Servants tend to have more risqué clothes than their normal selves. But Erice's is much tamer and clothes her more than her Lancer class self.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike most other Avenger Servants, she has a Neutral alignment instead of an Evil alignment.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: She will still be wearing her swimsuit since she is a Summer Servant. But she is from Akihabara, in the future when it was converted into a Coastal City, where walking in swimsuits are seen as normal since they are near the sea after all.