The ultimate enemies of Grand Order. "Beast" is a non-standard Servant class that denotes one of the seven great existential threats to Humanity itself. As manifestations of Humankind's sin, the "Evils of Humanity" accumulate strength as Humankind advances and are powerful enough to exist independently without need of a Master. The Heroic Spirit Summoning Ritual (before it was cannibalised into Heaven's Feel and the FATE Summoning System) was originally created to summon seven Grand Servants as humanity's ultimate countermeasure to the seven Beasts.
Tropes applying to the Beasts as a whole:
- Balance Between Good and Evil: In theory, the manifestation of a Beast means the Counter Force will summon the seven Grand Servants to counter them. In practice, currently Tiamat is the only one to draw enough attention to summon a Grand Servant. While Solomon (i.e the real one) is a Grand Caster candidate, he isn't exactly one when he appears in the story against Goetia (and Goetia's claims that he's a "Grand Caster", back when he impersonated Solomon, was a lie).
- Blue and Orange Morality:
- Generally, this is one of the things which drives these entities to do harm to humanity as a whole - their worldview is so different that they have trouble comprehending humanity as it exists and they seek to annihilate or remake it in some way. Tiamat is noted as specifically seeing humans as an Eldritch Abomination in the same way we see her, and Goetia is motivated in no small part by a complete inability to understand the value of human mortality, particularly the more traumatic versions. This is especially notable in Primate Murder's case, as the time it spent with Mash as Fou was particularly critical toward it gaining an understanding and appreciation of humanity, thus "defeating" it before it ever truly manifested.
- It is mentioned in the final singularity that it's because they love humanity so much that they threaten to destroy it. Their love leading them to become all-consuming forces of nature that seek to reshape humanity, as their rage, indignation, or anger is born from their unrelenting love of humans.
- It's explained in the material books that Merlin could potentially be classified as a Beast due to a similar warped sense of morality, but luckily he has enough of a grip on what's right for humanity to not be one.
- The Corruption: Just about all the Beasts to date have demonstrated this ability:
- Tiamat possesses a "black sea of life", the Chaos Tide, which rewrites any living thing, particularly sentients, to be an enemy of humanity down to the cellular level through an amino-geass and randomly mutates them with a variety of skills like Self-Modification, Self-Replication, etc. Ushiwakamaru is the unfortunate firsthand victim of this, being Eaten Alive by Tiamat before Kingu cuts her apart in her stomach. Tiamat then dissolves her and creates a multitude of evil, mud-skinned clones of her.
- The various "individual" Demon Pillars of Goetia, meanwhile, can transform any living thing that comes into direct contact with a Goetia-influenced Grail into a physical manifestation of that given Demon Pillar, and thus into an avatar for the will of the Goetia Hive Mind as a whole.
- One thing of note that's captured a lot of attention is how aspects of the appearance of both Arc 1 Beasts, as well as the function of Tiamat's Chaos Tide (which is specifically compared to the Angra Mainyu mud that "modern mages are familiar with" during Babylonia), are all very, very similar to Angra Mainyu and Dark Sakura. This has caused a decent bit of speculation as to whether or not the Angra Mainyu that infected the Fuyuki Grail really was "just" the result of an average villager, made to ritualistically embody All The World's Evil, being given the power to truly become what people wished of him, or if there was yet more going on that no one was aware of...
- Nasu later confirmed on his blog that Tiamat, in particular, was meant to be "the ultimate Sakura-type character", and all of the similarities between Tiamat and Dark Sakura/Angra Mainyu are completely intentional. Whether this is just one villain calling back to another or whether it has a deeper meaning remains to be seen.
- Beast IV is a little odd; it possesses a type of corruptive power in its wider lore, but it's unclear if it applies here. As the Dead Apostle Ancestor Primate Murder, it is fully capable of creating Dead familiars and even starting people on the path to being full Dead Apostles, though this isn't quite the same thing as "typical" Beast corruption. Furthermore, Primate Murder may not have become a Dead Apostle Ancestor in this facet of the Kaleidoscope in the first place, so he might not even be able to do that, but his appearance is too brief to be clear on this.
- Beast VI, in lore, has not shown quite the same breadth of corruptive ability as some of the others but can do at least something like it; at the climax of Prototype Fragments, it brings back all of the previously-defeated Servants which entered into the Grail as Alter versions of themselves to defend it. They retain their Classes, but their alterations are substantial, violating and blasphemous.
- Beast III/R has a somewhat unique form of corruption: its base, the Demon Pillar Zepar, is able to bond with individual human beings to survive, and Sessyoin Kiara, as a skilled computer scientist and therapist with a Demon Pillar backing her up, is able to infiltrate and command any kind of data entity or persons connected to a computer, including the artificial AI servants of the Moon Cell, and for most of the SE.RA.PH chapter is guiding BB's actions and also forcing the near-dead Master candidates in the Seraphix core to summon Servants over and over.
- Beast III/L uses her rigged rules of her Ooku to slowly wear away at one's defenses to sway them towards her all-encompassing embrace of pleasure.
- Death Is Cheap: They all have some ability to come back from a single death.
- Goetia is heavily depowered but manages to cling onto life even after Ars Nova is activated and destroys Solomon's magic systems.
- Tiamat cannot truly die even after everything thrown at her and ultimately has to be resealed in her prison.
- Kiara uses her powers to leave behind a fragment of herself in the Throne at the very last minute and makes a deal with her counterpart to do the same.
- Fou doesn't die per se, but his core intelligence and powers are gone with only his base form as a small Cath Palug remaining after giving them up to save Mash.
- The Beast of Revelations has been revived by Manaka and seemingly by itself later on.
- Embodiment of Vice: Each Beast embodies a weakness in the nature of humans, thus their name, and only truly becomes an Evil of Humanity when they actively begin a plan that centers around said Evil.
- The End of the World as We Know It: What happens when one of them manifests.
- Goetia incinerates the world via Ars Almadel Salomonis as part of his goal of replacing humanity with a new dominant species.
- Tiamat threatens to overtake the entire Earth and all living creatures with her Sea of Life and Lahmus.
- Kama/Mara would use her cosmic powers to pamper all living beings and ultimately break down society as a whole due to the lack of interactions to hold it together.
- Kiara's plan is to merge with the Earth's core and induce an eternal orgasmic trance on all living beings for the sake of her own pleasure.
- Evil Knockoff: Inverted. The framework of the original Saint Graphs meant to hold the Grand Servants was based on the Beasts' spiritual structure, meaning that the Servant system can be described as a "good knockoff" of the evils that it was designed to fight. This had the side effect of making the Beasts a nominal Servant class despite fundamentally being the opposite of Heroic Spirits, which is why they have physical parameters and skills mirroring those of proper Servants.
- Evil Will Fail: Gilgamesh mentions in Babylonia that for all their power, humanity is destined to prevail over the Beasts. Too bad that doesn't make defeating them any easier though.
- Foreshadowing: Their existence has been hinted at in previous Nasuverse installments before Grand Order.
- In the original Fate/stay night, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment during one scene has Archer EMIYA noting that Altria isn't a "guardian" (e.g. a Counter Guardian) yet and hasn't fought something like Angra Mainyu's Shadow before, and noting that even as a normally-summoned Servant he's "doing the same thing no matter where he goes".
- In Melty Blood, Arcueid mentions the Ancient I (Goetia) which the Dust of Osiris' plan was effectively a knockoff of.
- In Fate/EXTRA CCC, BB effectively becomes a new Evil and had even absorbed Tiamat into herself (with Gilgamesh treating her far more seriously than he had the Beasts fought in Fate/Grand Order's story upon realizing it), Sessyoin Kiara of the same game and universe then absorbs those powers and rights and became like an True Demon herself, which she discusses at some length when confronted and which becomes directly plot-relevant in the SE.RA.PH chapter.
- The Beast of Revelations from Fate/Prototype and Fragments being the first to even possess the Class and treated as the first Ultimate Evil.
- Tamamo-no-Mae/Hakumen/Amaterasu has the buried potential to become a Beast within her, and Amaterasu even asking if Hakuno could love her upon learning of it and knowing that she will bare her fangs against them as well in CCC.
- The bonus Hanafuda game bundled with Realta Nua for the PSP outright calls Manaka Sajyou an Evil of Humanity when she interacts with Tamamo.
- Gilgamesh's plan to unleash the Grail on the world in Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] was specifically set up by Nasu to connect to their rising prominence in Grand Order, having written the scripts for both stories at the same time in 2013. The term specifically is dropped in episode 21 as Gilgamesh mentions it while discussing the tainted Grail.
- Aŋra Mainiiu's Bond Craft Essence specifically namedrops the term "Evil of Humanity", which was released two months before the big reveal of Babylonia.
- God of Evil: They serve as this to mankind, with at least two of them being actual gods.
- Godzilla Threshold: When one of them appears, crossing this tends to be the only way of even possessing a hope of victory. Expect one Heroic Sacrifice at minimum for an encounter.
- Horns of Villainy: All of the beasts seen so far have some kinds of horns. Tiamat has giant pair of horns that arc down twice, Goetia has tree branch-like horns, Kiara has two large horns as Demonic Bodhisattva which become Demonic Pillars as Heaven's Hole, Kama/Mara has four horns and then entire root system of horns going down and Fou shows bull-like horns in the Dawn Fou artwork. While Beast of Revelation hasn't appeared yet, it is commonly described as being a beast with seven heads and ten horns.
- Knight of Cerebus: When one of them appears, expect things to go downhill fast. They're leagues more powerful than regular Servants, and Anyone Can Die is in full effect. Expect major sacrifices to be made just to bring them down to being defeatable (and definitely NOT easy).
- Loophole Abuse: The emergence of a Beast usually results in the summoning of the Grand Servants to counter them, but these menaces can act craftily enough to cheat the system so that they don't have to worry about their natural enemies interfering with their plans, like Goetia enacting his plans while hiding away from the Counter Force's surveillance inside his Reality Marble which exists outside regular time and space.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: The Beasts that we've seen in action so far are incapable of being killed conventionally, due to lacking a concept of death. All are only able to be defeated by the protagonist when an outside force manages to add the concept of death to them. Even when no longer invulnerable, however, they are all extremely tough and durable. Part of this is a result of their Independent Manifestation, a skill that allows them to resist death. The higher the rank is, the more powerful their capabilities of avoiding death are.
- Tiamat is cut by King Hassan's blade -at the cost of his Grand capabilities- which forcibly imparts the concept of death upon her, and even then Ereshkigal and Merlin need to cast incredibly powerful spells and blessings to buff the heroes enough to let them stand a chance against her, the former of whom nearly winds up fading permanently from existence for it.
- Goetia's very existence is destabilized by Ars Nova, which leaves him dying in the mortal shell of Solomon but still with enough strength to challenge the protagonist to a final Duel to the Death.
- BB and the Alter-Egos intervene when Kiara is about to absorb the protagonist and then utilize the Kiara Punishers you've gathered to create means of weakening Sessyoin to the point where she's defeatable. She's tougher than the rest if you don't get some of the extra options for removing some of her defenses granted by her Logos Eater skill.
- Kama/Mara is defeated via Nobutsuna setting up an anti-Tokugawa weapon and Kasuga's safety, the former to trick Kama/Mara into giving up her authorities on the Tokugawa and Ooku, allowing Kasuga to use Loophole Abuse to get the upper hand.
- Fou/Primate Murder is unique in this regard as he's "defeated" by giving up his power and intelligence to revive Mash, willingly sacrificing his own immortality in the process to become a mortal and barely sentient animal.
- The Beast of Revelations is the only one killed conventionally twice due to not having been fully born when Arthur blasted it with his Excalibur Proto. And in this case, Arthur's introductory trial quest suggests that this will not stop it from trying to manifest fully.
- One-Letter Name: The two halves of Beast III stand out from the others with special one-letter monikers of 'L' and 'R' to distinguish them from each other. Further meaning is extrapolated by other characters, with BB deciding on the spot that 'R' refers to Rapture, while Kama/Mara declares 'L' to stand for Lapse.
- Perpetual-Motion Monster: One of their abilities, which is expressed as the Independent Manifestation skill. They don't need a Master to summon them, anchor them so the World won't crush their existence, or even provide them with energy to fight. They'll just keep on going and going until they're killed.
- Reality Warper: All Beasts have the power to force themselves into reality without the need of magical energy or deliberate summoning rituals.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their class icon has a unique color palette of deep red and black. This extends to their cards, as the black borders are even darker in shade than Aŋra Mainiiu's card borders.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Not quite, since they do not represent the Seven Deadly Sins of Christianity, but instead represents weaknesses born as a consequence of existing as a human.
- Beast I (Goetia) represents Pity.
- Beast II (Tiamat) represents Regression.
- Beast III as a whole represents Pleasure, but are split into two, with III/L (Kama/Mara) representing the Depravity aspect and III/R (Sesshouin Kiara) representing the Lust aspect.
- Beast IV (Primate Murder/Cath Palug/Fou) represents Comparison.
- A yet-to-be-identified Beast is mentioned by King Hassan to represent Shame and Consort Yu notes in her Valentine's cutscene that desecration of nature and stripping it of its mystique is one of Humanity's Beastly traits.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The appearance of one Beast means that another one will inevitably appear and be a threat to the world after its defeat, followed by another with its awakening, etc till the Final Beast. The reason each subsequent Beast is stronger than the last is due to them becoming more powerful as humans advance, so the ones that appear later will naturally be more powerful than their predecessor.
- Beast I, as the first Beast to awakennote , was the weakest as a result.
- Gilgamesh mentions in Solomon that "Beast VII of the End" has already appeared somewhere in the world.
- Beast III/R did not achieve her true form, allowing her to be stopped during the second loop in SE.RA.PH. However, her mere existence lets Beast III's other half awaken and begin her own plans for humanity. Beast III/L is far stronger than the R half despite her even more infantile status and brags about it several times.
- Arthur's interlude reveals that Beast VI's presence in the Grand Order timeline and his quest to defeat it permanently is directly linked to Beast I's defeat.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: Each Beast behaves in a unique fashion gameplay-wise, despite technically being the same class. The only Servant who hits all Beasts for double damage no matter what is Aŋra Mainiiu with his Bond 10 Craft Essence equipped.
- When she's not hijacking Gorgon's Avenger body, Tiamat simply ignores all offensive and defensive advantages, being neutral to all; the Bel Lahmus which closely guard her share this property.
- Goetia, both in individual Demon Pillar form and in his collective form at the game's end, is dealt double damage by the cavalry triangle of Rider-Caster-Assassin, deals double to the knight triangle of Saber-Archer-Lancer, and is neutral to Rulers, Alter Egos, Moon Cancers, Foreigners (all the latter having been introduced "after" he was defeated), and Avengers (who take reduced damage from him). In his "King of All Humans" form, however, his Ten Crowns passive skill negates the class affinity weakness, meaning he takes neutral damage from all classes except Alter Ego (who ignore the passive skill, and deal double damage to him), while dealing neutral damage to every class sans Rider and Ruler (who take reduced damage from him).
- Beast III-R is mostly neutral, but does take extra damage from Alter-Egos and Moon Cancers.
- Beast III-L is mostly neutral, but does take extra damage from Alter-Egos and Foreigners.
- Ultimate Evil: Their role, from a human perspective. So long as they exist, they will attempt to annihilate all mankind. Each Beast is also said to possess a defining characteristic that drives most of its actions.
- Worf Had the Flu: Incredibly, each of them suffers from a handicap that's preventing them from using their full unrestrained power, which would allow them to end the heroes without a prayer under normal circumstances. It says something about how powerful they are that they need to be further weakened to even have a chance of being defeated.
- Tiamat has a mental block/compulsion that keeps her from ever using her full power to destroy humanity. She also had a skill called Self-Sealing that gives her self-inflicted pain every so often as an attempt to dissuade herself from going on the rampage.
- Goetia lacks the final ring of King Solomon, which would grant him access to Anti-Magic, and by the time he gets it Romani has already casted Ars Nova and he's falling apart and dying, with only the rings left to wield against the protagonist in a final battle.
- Both Beasts III/R and III/L are still in their "infantile" stages. While this actually doesn't restrain them power-wise, it certainly does restrain their influence. Kiara in SE.RA.PH is only able to exert her power within Seraphix itself since it's become her body, hence the plot to merge it with the Earth's core and make the planet her new body. Kama/Mara has to rely on a very specific authority of the Tokugawa clan in order to retain control over her domain and furthermore, she can't actually fully use it unless people make it all the way down to the bottom of her labyrinth.
ID: No. 151
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Ars Goetia
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Kotetsu Yamanaka
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
The First Beast, representing Pity (as in "the sheer arrogance of people pitying and being disappointed in other people"). It is the aggregate body of the 72 Ars Goetia demons, which were originally invented by King Solomon as a system to efficiently promote proper reason. They watched and analysed the entirety of human history, and were overwhelmed by the centuries of suffering and death they perceived; over time, their relationship with King Solomon was eroded by Goetia failing to understand why the King of Mages did not act to correct this. After Solomon's death, Goetia was sealed away in his corpse and awakened to their own unique self. They usurped Solomon's name, body and title as the King of Mages, and embarked on a plan to correct the world: by converting all of Humankind into pure energy, enough to time-travel to the origin of the universe, where they could manipulate the beginning of the world as they saw fit and "manage" the direction of Human History forever.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: He's basically a magical software programmed to manage the 72 Demon Pillars and watch over humanity through the ages. Naturally, he goes outside his intended purpose once Solomon is no longer around to monitor him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He gets an enormous case of this after becoming Human King Goetia, stating that his last wish is to take you down with him as Solomon's Temple collapses so that at least someone will see the end of his short but real story. That it so strongly mirrors what we've heard Mash repeat almost every Order, that all the things you do in the Singularities have great meaning because even if the people in them forget, you two remember, bites deep. Here is a being that pitied and felt sorry for mankind, forcibly trying to give them lives without an end, almost pleading you to remember and witness his end, and by defeating him and putting him to eternal rest, you comply.
- An Arm and a Leg: He's missing his right arm as Human King Goetia, which makes it so that he has to hover the ten rings of Solomon around him, as he doesn't have enough fingers for them.
- Antagonist Title: He is the Observer on Timeless Temple, the (retroactive) name of the game's first arc, of which he is the villain.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the ritual for summoning the demons of the Ars Goetia, it gained sentience after being left to its own devices following its death and hijacked Solomon's corpse to engender its plan.
- Solidly a Type III. He does everything he's doing because he genuinely believes it will make mankind happy and prosperous, unaware of how going through with his plan won't produce a better mankind, simply unevolving plant-like beings that will never accomplish anything. Nasu even clarifies on his blog that while he sounds very, very demeaning, he really isn't. He's just extremely frustrated that he cannot understand mankind, and even more frustrated that we have the indignity to resist his scheme since he doesn't understand why we wouldn't want what he's forcing upon us.
- What spurred him into setting in motion his plan for humanity three thousand years ago in the first place? The events of Cosmos in the Lostbelt and how the future 201X and beyond ends once it happens.
- Battle Aura: He has a red demonic one. This is a side effect of the 72 Ars Goetia Demons possessing his body.
- Battle Theme Music: A dark, foreboding and bombastic theme that just screams "you're fucked".
- Beam Spam: One of his attacks is to fire countless rays of light from the Demon Pillar eyes within his arms, one of his other ones is a huge-ass beam that sweeps your entire party, and his Noble Phantasm, including Human King Goetia's, is a disgustingly powerful beam that stands as one of the most powerful Noble Phantasms ever.
- Big Bad: The true villain of Grand Order who manipulates everything happening in the main storyline from the shadows.
- Bishōnen Line: Goes from looking like, well, a demonic Solomon to a twenty-foot tall gold-and-white giant with a burning tree for antlers, to a man with incredibly long golden hair, covered in shining golden tattoos, encircled by the Rings of Solomon. Played with in that its final form is a Clipped-Wing Angel.
- Character Title: The final Order, created by sending his temple into 201X after Chaldea completed the impossible task of killing Tiamat, is called either "Solomon" or "Salomon", the Latin variation of his name, depending on game version.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: As Human King Goetia, he has no power left besides his own willpower and Solomon's rings, making him a far easier opponent than Demon King Goetia.
- Condescending Compassion: What his sin of Pity essentially is. He genuinely wants to improve humanity, but due to believing he is so far above it, he can't see any point in their miserably short lives, so his idea of "improvement" is to destroy and replace them. His speech in the PV for Cosmos in the Lostbelt shows how oxymoronic his idea of compassion is, as he rallies Chaldea to fight for their future while simultaneously mocking them for bringing about the ruin he was trying to prevent.
- Continuity Nod: His plan, "Retroflow/Genesis Light Year" is named after one of Aoko Aozaki's attacks from Melty Blood. It's explained in an interview that his feats came close to being Aoko's True Magic and is a Call-Forward to her progress in mastering it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When he shows up at the end of the London singularity, it's not so much as a battle as it is a hurricane throwing leaves in the wind. After you manage to kill a single Demon Pillar in the gameplay fight, he wipes out Kintoki, Tamamo, and Shakespeare in one blow; almost kills Mordred with another that took all of Hans' strength to block; annihilates Hans shortly afterwards with another shot; and then leaves after he's done telling you that you're less than piss.
- Death Glare: The only skill he himself uses in his battle is Assessment and Observation, which puts defensive debuffs and burns on your team. In the Prison Tower event, it's said that his gaze is so heavy looking down at his targets' character, they will drown in their own flaws. For Servants, it causes those aforementioned effects. For normal humans, it downright rips the target's mind out of their body, throws it into purgatory, and leaves it to rot there.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: His final attack as Human King Goetia (when he's reached around or less than 100,000 HP) involves him using the tenth and final ring and, in exchange for reducing his remaining HP to 1, he instantly charges his NP and increases its NP damage to the point he can one-shot an entire row of Servants at once. Of course, if there are any Servants left in the back row (or the Servants were using Guts, Evade or Invincibility), he's pretty much screwed.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He invokes this on pretty much all of humanity. His main motivation is pity, but it's the kind of pity that comes from arrogantly feeling sorry for others because they aren't as great as he is. So he doesn't feel bad about destroying humanity because their lives are so empty and meaningless that ultimately he's doing them a favor. Naturally, most humans would object rather strongly to that idea.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: He never had all ten rings of Solomon, which not only denied him their Anti-Magic Set Bonus but also allowed the real Solomon to activate Ars Nova using the tenth ring he managed to keep. By the time he gets his hands on the tenth ring, he's already been reduced to his rapidly dying Human King form.
- The Dreaded: Once his identity as the Big Bad of the main storyline was outed, people dread even mentioning his name, fearing doing so will attract his attention. They resort to mentioning his title, 'the King of Magic' instead.
- Dream Walker: He shows up in Babylonia's prologue in the form of Roman in Mash's dreams in order to remind her that the grail can't save her life, while sadly telling her how meaningless her life is, because it will soon end. He then shows up in her dreams again in the prologue to Grand Time Temple Solomon, this time to try and sway Mash with visions of a utopian world, which Mash rejects.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He can't comprehend why humanity would accept mortality and die until he's rendered mortal and near death himself, and he believes that Solomon was a tyrant who cared nothing for humanity and is thus blindsided when Solomon (as Roman) shows up and uses Ars Nova to perform a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Evil Feels Good: He exclaims that tearing down mankind and it's achievements, legend by legend, minute by minute, life by life, is incredibly fun. He says this because he is pretending to be Solomon at the time and his opinions on the king are horribly biased.
- Evil Laugh: You can hear him laughing after you defeat Halphas.
- Evil Plan: Rather than destroy mankind, he uses its incineration as a way of burning it as fuel. By gathering and burning all the energy mankind has ever created (notably, a far greater amount than what the planet itself has ever produced), Goetia will go back to the creation of the world 4.6 billion years ago and create a single race of perfect lifeforms that he will nurture and aid by taking control of the planet itself. While time travel on this scale would normally be an impossibility, because the Quantum Timelock system ensures that vital events in humanity's history are set in stone, Goetia accounts for this by creating singularities taking place in several vital Timelocks, messing with their events to weaken them and giving Goetia the chance to upheave the planet across every single timeline.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Thanks to his two voice actors and some special effects enhancing them.
- Final Boss: Of both London Singularity and the first part of the main game.
- Final Boss Preview: The London fight exists mainly to establish his power and be a set-up for a later, more climactic fight against him. Specifically, it's all the protagonist and company can do to stay alive against him and four of his Pillars, and once one is killed, he wipes out everyone except for Mordred, Mash, and the protagonist.
- Four Is Death: In his appearance in London, he is joined in battle by four unfought Demon Pillars. He also killed four Servants following the fight: Kintoki, Tamamo, Shakespeare, and Hans.
- Game Face: His battle sprite looks far more demonic than his cutscene sprites, presumably because he's channeling his demons' energy to fight.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Roman's use of Ars Nova destroys Goetia's immunity to Noble Phantasms and sends the entire magical system that keeps Goetia together into a catastrophic meltdown. During the final battle Goetia starts functionally immune to damage from critical hits and Noble Phantasms while his first turn is the last time he can bring the full unstoppable power of Ars Almadel Salomonis to bear before he can only perform a weaker version. His Noble Phantasm and critical hit resistance then falters after three turns at last leaving him truly vulnerable.
- Glamour Failure: When it comes to Mash in her dreams on the eve of Babylonia, wearing Dr. Romani's face, its disguise begins to fall apart when she realizes who he really is.
- Grand Theft Me: After Solomon's death thousands of years ago, the 72 demons of Ars Goetia possessed his body to enact their own plans for humanity, becoming Beast I.
- Hive Mind: Goetia is, essentially, the combined will of all the Demon Pillars.
- Humanity Ensues: Even after his destruction and the subsequent crumbling of his temple, his will persists in Solomon's half-melted body, turning him into the Human King Goetia. He no longer has his demonic powers, only being armed with Solomon's ten rings, and ultimately dies, content, with a true understanding of mortality.
- Humans Are Special: After his defeat and becoming mortal thanks to Ars Nova, he adopts this view as he for the first time in his eternal existence strives and fights with all he has left just for the right for someone to see the end of his story.
- Irony: As described in his FGO Materials entry, he actually becomes a being who would make for a perfect and flawless leader for all of mankind as Goetia, King of Men. The slight hiccup with this is that the moment he becomes like this, he's already one-and-a-half feet in the grave with absolutely no way of recovering.
- Just Toying with Them: He summons four Demon Pillars during his boss fight in London, but only uses one against the player and their Servants. The HP bar in the fight turns out to be the one of the Demon God that he is using, not Solomon's own, as shown when he does not fade at the end of the battle along with it. These make it very clear that he's not even approaching his full power during his fight, and chose to let them live because they aren't a threat.Mordred: "What, you're saying you only came here to piss on us!?"
Solomon: "That's right! That's exactly right! Actually, you lot are even lower than piss! You mean nothing to me. Whether you live or die here is utterly inconsequential. Understand? I'm not overlooking you. You weren't worthy of my attention in the first place!"
- Averted at the end of Babylonia. After Chaldea proves themselves as an actual threat by banishing Tiamat - a Beast just like himself - he decides to quit playing around and summons himself and his temple fully into 201X, intent on personally destroying them.
- Karmic Death: Their contempt for how finite human lives were resulted in them enacting a plan that resulted in their own deaths with Goetia himself possessing his creator's rotting corpse in an admittedly vain attempt to live just a little bit longer.
- Large Ham: If his battle quotes are any indication. But he actually has no personality of his own, and instead reflects whoever he's talking to. When you meet him in London, you're with Mordred and Andersen, so he appears as a profanity-laden trash talker.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Why Goetia started his plan in the first place. With Solomon's Clairvoyance, he saw that one day the Alien God would descend to kill all humans and then rewrite history to its favor, so he decided that he would beat it to the punch.
- Light 'em Up: His third Noble Phantasm, Ars Almadel Salomonis, is a giant ring in the sky made up of billions of lights supported by all 72 demons of the Ars Goetia, allowing it to exist in all points of history simultaneously. Each light has equal power to Excalibur. That circle you see around the planet whenever you Rayshift? That's his Noble Phantasm. When focused into a single point, the heat of the Noble Phantasm alone, ignoring the actual output of the attack, can burrow a hole through a planet.
- Light Is Not Good: His true form is that of a gold-and-white giant. His final form as Human King Goetia has him covered in Solomon's golden tattoos, fighting with the light-based powers of Solomon's Rings.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Believes such, but he can never articulate reasons why beyond "you don't have to be afraid of dying" and "there is no suffering in an eternal existence" and leaves in a huff whenever his stance on immortality is even lightly challenged. That said, he grows to see mortality as a beautiful thing in and of itself as he experiences it first-hand.
- Logical Weakness: His Nega-Summon skill allows him to negate, absorb, disable, and just generally ignore the Noble Phantasms of Servants summoned from the Throne. However, if a Noble Phantasm is used that wasn't from the Throne, then he can't negate it. Such is the case with Ars Nova, as it was activated with the ring that God told Solomon to send into the future, making it the actual Noble Phantasm and not a copy.
- Madden Into Misanthropy: A serious and literal version. Goetia shared in Solomon's Clairvoyance and was disgusted by man's inhumanity to man. Lacking Solomon's wisdom and humanity, the vision of the breadth of human history, with its attendant suffering, eventually moved Goetia to start its grand plan to remake humanity.
- Magical Eye: The other reason he let you live at the end of Chapter 4 is because merely having eye contact with him will eventually result in your soul being ripped out of your body.
- Magic Ring: After Roman makes him unstable and mortal by returning everything he had to God, consequently also causing all the Demon Pillars to start dying, all he has left to fight you with as Human King Goetia are the ten rings of Solomon, which hover around him. Each ring functions as a Skill that casts various buffs and debuffs, and the closer he gets to death the more he starts to use different rings' effects.
- The Man Behind the Monsters: He is the one leading the Ars Goetia Demon Pillars, as they disrupt history and bring the world to ruin. It's subverted as it's revealed it's the monsters that were controlling Solomon's dead body.
- Mark of the Beast: Quite literally. The black facial markings are a result of Goetia's possession and aren't there when Solomon himself was summoned as a Servant.
- Mighty Glacier: Goetia has incredibly impressive stats, with an A in everything except Luck, which is B, and a mediocre D in agility. Of course, given his demon pillars and absurd NP, he doesn't exactly NEED to move much if he wants to kill somebody.
- Mind Hive: Sherlock notes that in London, he seemed to switch his demeanour on a whim depending on who he was talking to. This is because Goetia, who is the combined will of all 72 Demon Pillars and possessing Solomon, was rotating in different Demon Pillars. That's why 'Solomon' was dramatic and hammy in London, but much more subdued when talking to Mash before the final battle, Flauros being in control of the body at that time.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Unintentional on his part, but Holmes confirms in Shinjuku his death set in motion the numerous other forces seeking to eliminate humanity in 201X upon his death. The trailer for Cosmos in the Lostbelt is narrated by Goetia from beyond the grave, where he basically laughs about how humanity brought this new crisis on themselves by defeating him.
- Nightmare Face: Jesus Christ, someone save us◊.
- No-Sell: He's immune to all Noble Phantasms as a result of his Beast skill, Nega-Summon. However, Solomon's NP of returning his gifts to God puts an end to every piece of his legacy, including the magic system that encompasses Goetia, causing it to fall apart. This means that during its boss battle, it is immune to all NP damage for the first few turns, until the skill completely falls apart.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When Romani returns to his Solomon form, Goetia's disbelief gives way to dark laughter and joy at the chance to make Solomon pay for what he views as the man's sins, and in the following cutscene he absolutely goes to town on Solomon, unleashing both Beam Spam and Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs before declaring he'll kill him with Ars Almadel Salomonis, which is only stopped by Solomon unleashing Ars Nova.
- Not So Different: He invokes this with Mash when he's still disguised as Solomon, but as Mash begins to grasp the meaning of mortality, his comparison begins to fall flat. When he becomes Human King Goetia and asks you to remember his short, but real life, however, this trope hits in full effect. He's doing exactly what Mash has been doing throughout the latter half of the story: fighting with all his being to make sure he can die without any regrets, having finally learned the beauty of mortality.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He notes upon revealing his true form that he doesn't really have a "true" name, as Solomon never named him, and states that "Solomon" (due to possessing his body) and "Goetia" (after the ritual to summon the Demon Pillars) are both equally applicable, though he tells the protagonist to use the latter.
- Our Demons Are Different: Compared to the Demon Pillars, his design is remarkably closer to what would normally be considered demonic, though his color scheme makes him look more akin to an agent of some god than a true demon.
- Out-Gambitted: By GOD himself, who sabotaged Goetia's plan from the very beginning by simply having Solomon toss one of his ten rings forward in time so that the Demon Pillars wouldn't have access to it. The usually stoic inhuman collective can't help but whine about the blatant unfairness of all its schemes being foiled by such a seemingly minute detail, but the fake ring their Solomon guise wore suggests that they at least knew about the missing relic and chose to ignore it as a valid factor.
- Poor Communication Kills: Goetia honestly means well and if its attitude is hostile it's only because it's frustrated that humans are being difficult about accepting this awesome gift it wants to give them. As an immortal being, it cannot understand death and the meaning it gives to life and the one person who might have been able to help it, the true Solomon, was himself very bad at talking to people and seemingly just brushed off Goetia's concerns.
- Post-Final Boss: King of Men Goetia, where Goetia is already a foot in the grave but still puts up one hell of a fight.
- Power Incontinence: Solomon's Clairvoyance gave Goetia the power to see all human suffering across all time, past present and future. And, utterly devoid of human perspective, or Solomon's direct connection to God through the Revelation skill, it was the ultimate source of its madness.
- Powers via Possession: Inverted; Goetia (the possessor) has access to Solomon's repertoire of powers, from his Clairvoyance to all his Noble Phantasms, save Ars Nova, as a result of taking over his corpse.
- Power Tattoo: He has them on his eyes and running through his arms—likely an indication of his control over the demons of the Ars Goetia.
- Pure Magic Being: Technically speaking, Goetia is not a demon like the Pillars. He is a living summoning spell, one powerful enough to summon and control the 72 Demon Pillars who are individually stronger than a Heroic Spirit.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his attacks, which covers the screen in purple energy from the feedback of the blows.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Despite being offset by silver armor, he still has a noticeable amount of these colors on him, which helps denote how nasty he is. His normal, non-possessed form, lacks the red aura but maintains the red and black.
- Red Baron: In full, the Demon God King. After being made mortal, he becomes known as the Human King/King of Men.
- Red Right Hand: While wearing Solomon's body, ribbons of demonic red energy flair behind his limbs like puppet strings, black markings cover his skin, and a series of red demon eyes appear in his braided hair. The true king Solomon has none of these when he appears later on.
- Royal "We": Subverted. Goetia appears to be using this while in his guise as Solomon, but it's actually a subtle reference to his nature as a Mind Hive.
- Seers: Solomon's Clairvoyance was one of the powers granted to Goetia by possessing his corpse. This Clairvoyance grants him the power to see the past, present, and future, hence him deciding that incineration and recreation of a better humanity was decidedly superior for humanity then what was waiting beyond 201X. In the trailer for Cosmos in the Lostbelt, he comments that he's observing Chaldea's battle against Team A from beyond. Notably, however, he only has Solomon's Clairvoyance, not Revelation, a skill which is a part of the soul rather than the body. This is part of why bearing witness to so much human suffering with his Clairvoyance drove him to evil.
- Soul Jar: The Temple of Solomon, Ars Paulina, acts this for him and his Demon Pillars. As long as he controls it, and his Demon Pillars twist and braid around its physical form that is Solomon's body's Magic Circuits, they can never be truly destroyed and will resurrect as many times as they desire. However, with Ars Nova activated and all of Solomon's gifts returned to God, he lost possession of the Temple and thus his Demon Pillars died for real from Servants and from the Ritual System that binds the Pillars together being made to self-destruct.
- Speak of the Devil: None of the Servants speak his name after Chapter 4, with everyone referring to him as the King of Magic. They're all afraid of bringing his attention by saying his name. Dantes even chastises you for saying it out loud in the prison.
- Squishy Wizard: Subverted. His stat sheet gives him E-rank Endurance, the lowest possible rank for a Servant, but if his battle animations are any indication, whatever damage he would take seems to be redirected to his Goetia demons. This is because Solomon's body is being used to disguise his real identity as Goetia, whose own physical stats skew closer to a Mighty Glacier.
- Start of Darkness: Goetia was ordered to promote reason and order by Solomon, but its Clairvoyance allowed it to witness all human suffering, while its inhuman perspective meant it could not understand the ways in which the joys humans experience in life are ultimately greater than and well worth the pain of living they endure. Between this compassionless pity, and a certain resentment at being forced to serve and observe beings it considered less than itself, Goetia went quite mad, and started up its Evil Plan.
- Stone Wall: Human King Goetia lacks his typical weakness to Cavalry Classes and instead just takes neutral damage from all Classes who'll have to chip away at his 1,000,000 health.
- Summon Magic: It's noted that Goetia's particular variant of summoning involves creating a reflection of one of the 72 pillars that comprise its being and projecting it onto the world, rather than "true" summoning magic. Its custom Nega-Summon skill as a Beast also makes it incredibly skilled at countering normal Summoning magic, making it immune to all Noble Phantasms... except one.
- Super Empowering: Can grant others the ability to manifest as one of his Goetia demons via a Holy Grail (usually with them as a vessel, though not always), each of whom are able to surpass Heroic Spirits in power.
- Taking You with Me: He decides that he's going to end his mortal life by bringing down the protagonist as he dies. Unlike most villainous examples of this trope, Goetia doing this is almost portrayed as a sign of redemption - having become human, he finally understands why Mash was so fixated on The Last Dance, and now wishes to do the same as his body dies out.
- Teleport Spam: He teleports himself every time he attacks during his King of Demon Gods battle, either to spam a lazer barrage from afar or to get near a servant and use his Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs on them.
- Turned Against Their Masters: The entire Goetia were the ones from the Babylonia Tablet vision who questioned why Solomon refused to better humanity and help them go beyond their inherent contradictions. His response "Not at all" was viewed as arrogant indifference to humanity, leading them to hijack his body and collect the bands of light to do what they believe Solomon would not due to his perceived arrogance.
- Villainous Breakdown: He's pretty calm and collected at first, then Dr. Roman arrives and reveals his true identity as the real Solomon. Goetia goes absolutely apeshit once he learns this, screaming how much he hates Solomon for being a lazy, incompetent king while forcing him to watch humanity's misery for eternity and beating the crap out of him. Once Solomon uses sacrifices himself to use Ars Nova, he breaks down even more, cursing his creator for stripping his power away while also insisting he can complete his plans. By the time he's become Human King Goetia, he's so emotionally broken down from losing everything that all he can do is just tiredly state how he's going to take you down with him while giving you a half lidded stare.
- Villainous Legacy: As detailed in Sorting Algorithm of Evil above, Goetia's manifestation as the first Beast means that even if he is defeated, the other Beasts will manifest themselves. He is directly responsible for awakening Beast II, while the Demon Pillar Zepar awakens Beast III/R after his death, which in turn awakens the other half of Beast III as an after-effect from the Alien God (who is able to attack Earth only because Goetia was defeated) bringing back an altered version of the Hindu pantheon in a Lostbelt.
- Villainous Valour: Goetia believes so righteously in his goal and convictions that he will never give up to see them through. When Roman destabilizes his existence with Ars Nova, Goetia still carries forward with his plan, knowing that he simply needs to hold you off long enough to pin down the coordinates for his time reversal. Even after his first defeat, when his Demon Pillars are breaking away from him in droves and he's weakened to the point that a Command Spell-reinforced Protagonist can finish him off, Goetia still refuses to stand down, only failing to execute his plan because his space-time coordinates had a small margin of error. And even then, Goetia refuses to die when he is killed, his residual consciousness possessing Solomon's rapidly decaying body for one last fight against you.
- Voice of the Legion: He's voiced by both Sugita and Suzumura, giving his voice this influence. It's because Goetia is possessing Solomon's body.
- Ur-Example: Goetia was created as Solomon's response to the decay of the Age of Gods and True Magic, the very first spell that served as the foundation for all later Magecraft. By the laws of accumulating Mystery over time, this gives the 3000 year old Goetia a significant power boost on top of already being strong enough to simultaneously control the 72 Demon Pillars.
- Walking Spoiler: He's the actual villain of the game and was using Solomon's body for his own ends. Knowledge of the events of the Solomon Singularity of which he is the Final Boss of also spoils the backstories and fates of several of the protagonist's allies, all of whom are connected in different ways to Goetia.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's supposedly the weakest of the seven Beasts, but having the congealed intellect of 72 Demon Gods spoofing the wisdom of Solomon allows him to craft elaborate and almost foolproof plans whereas his "stronger" counterparts like Tiamat and Primate Murder are content to just rampage through what's in front of them until things get dire enough for the Grand Servants to make an appearance.
- It's also partially because when you fight him he has access to both the body of Solomon and the accumulated energy from humanity's incineration, boosting him past whatever passes as "normal" for him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: What he wanted was to make a perfect world without death for humanity, he just doesn't know the worth of mankind's mortality until the second boss fight with him as the Human King Goetia, where he asks you to remember him now that he will perish. In fact, he wholeheartedly believes Solomon, who witnessed mankind's past, present and future alongside him and yet believed nothing needed to be done about the suffering evident everywhere (in part because Goetia's own inhuman mindset couldn't comprehend the good things about a mortal existence) to be nothing but a great coward and fool who never cared for humanity.Goetia: Everything will begin once more from Genesis, and a planet without the concept of "death" will be made. That is our great undertaking. We did not destroy mankind out of hatred.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: By the time he becomes Human King Goetia, see Alas, Poor Villain, though he shows signs of it before then as well, with his earnest, deep-seated pity for mankind and his great desire to create them a better, deathless world.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One: Has already destroyed the Earth of 201X with his demons. Although this is later revealed to be phase two of his plans.
ID: No. 149
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Iraq (Mesopotamian Mythology)
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Kotetsu Yamanaka
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki
The primordial Goddess of Chaos from Mesopotamian mythology. She is the Second Beast, who represents Regression (as in wanting people and the world to go back to the way things used to be and resenting when they change). Tiamat was in a deep slumber before being freed by a combination of the human order falling apart, the power of a Grail, and Chaldea's attack on Gorgon. She immediately followed her instincts and began the extermination of humanity.
While she holds a grudge for being abandoned after her purpose was fulfilled, she indulges in joy of once again becoming the mother of everything. At the bottom of her hatred towards humanity, there is also joy towards humanity for becoming a mother, as well as love towards humanity, them being the children of her first-generation children. For this reason, Tiamat binds herself. A mothers love is something necessary for growth, but it is unnecessary for adults. In order for humanity to advance, they must overcome the original woman.
Tiamat is the main villain of the Babylonia chapter. For the first part of the story she uses Gorgon's body for her purposes but later shows up first as her humanoid form, Femme Fatale, before she unleashes her gigantic dragon-like monster form.
- Always a Bigger Fish: The bigger part is quite literally taken. While Tiamat's final form is much bigger than Kingprotea, Tiamat is like a small pet compared to Kingprotea using her Noble Phantasm.
- An Arm and a Leg: King Hassan slices off one of her wings, which is part of how he imparts the concept of death onto her.
- The Assimilator: The Sea of Life that manifests around her as a Personal Skill is part of her. Anything that gets pulled under is genetically rewritten and rebirthed as one of her children. In-game and during the final battles, it deals 3,000 damage to your party per turn and it's only mitigated by Merlin's own magic healing over it with 4,000HP per turn.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She is able to grow from her Femme Fatale state to a dragonic form of over 60 meters in length. Within 7 days, her size could overtake the Indian Ocean and her official measurements goes from 160 cm to 74,000,000 square kilometers due of it including the black mud. Taken Up to Eleven when her body is dumped into the underworld, causing her Regression to the Jurassic Age to go berserk. Jaguar Man says that in this state, she will be able to cover the entire planet in her Sea of Life in less than a day.
- Beam Spam: Her primary form of attack.
- Blueand Orange Morality: As noted above, all Beasts have this trait. However it is particularly severe for Beast II. As far as she is concerned, anyone or thing that prevents her from being the mother of all is evil and any child of hers that doesn't love her simply does not compute.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: By the time you kill her, nearly everyone you met during the singularity is dead, the Sumerian Underworld is implied to be outright destroyed, and she isn't even dead, merely sealed back into Imaginary Numbers Space to slumber once more.
- Complete Immortality: Besides her ungodly powerful defenses, she is hypothesized by both Roman and Gilgamesh to have this, as a form of Paradox Person. She is the alpha and the omega of life on Earth, which means she cannot die until she's the last living thing on Earth. In practice, however, it is unknown whether this is the case or not.
- The Corruption: Tiamat's Sea of Life, also known as Chaos Tide, generates a cursed black mud that corrupts all life it comes into contact with, turning them into "a child of Tiamat" with a variety of abilities including Self-Modification, Enviromental Modification, Environmental Fusion, and Authority of the Beast, making it extremely similar to Angra Mainyu's "All the World's Evil".
- Cute Monster Girl: Her original 'Femme Fatale' form: beautiful, light-blue-haired woman with lacy black and blue (or red, depending) sleeves and little else for clothing, covering her breasts with her arms. Her real form? Not so much.
- Eldritch Abomination: Her monstrous forms defy◊ any◊ explanation◊. She's a primordial monster of horrific implications and she looks the part.
- Expy: She shares a lot of similarities with Angra Mainyu: being an Ultimate Evil, spreading The Corruption, being a nonstandard class, and its usage of Gorgon as a vessel parallels Angra Mainyu using Sakura as its avatar. Ironically, Angra Mainyu is one of the only Servants suited to defeating her. Nasu himself later confirmed that these similarities are wholly intentional.
- Getting Crap Pastthe Radar: She is essentially naked with her boobs hanging freely in her much larger humanoid form and in her draconic form. But her nudity is given a pass because she is far less attractive in that form.
- Glacier Waif: Her Femme Fatale form appears svelte and light, but as a standard her Strength ranking is A+, putting her on par with Heracles himself, and that's to speak nothing of her EX Durability while holding a lesser C in Agility. Mind, this is all before implementing her Monstrous Strength at A++, after which she's very likely the strongest character period in terms of sheer physical power.
- Hero Killer: Personally kills several major characters and forces others to expend their life trying to slow her down. Notably the first time the protagonist is forced to withdraw due to injuries.
- Hidden Buxom: Hidden in that she conveniently hides her breasts with her folded, bound arms. You can't tell with her sprites or her profile picture with her arms in the way, but material art has her as being nearly-on par with Raikou and Gorgon◊ in the chest department.
- Hot God: Creator of life on the Planet as we may, or may not, know it and just look at her◊.
- I'm a Humanitarian: In order to respawn and replace life with her Lahmu, she needs to get it inside herself somehow — and, as Ushiwakamaru discovered, this too is a very viable option for Tiamat.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: For the Primordial Mother of all life, she has got it going for her.
- It Can Think: Tiamat's inability to speak any formal language and penchant for animal instinct would lead one to think she's merely a destructive force, but her song is actually her own language, and she is far from unintelligent.
- The Juggernaut: Once she takes on her true form she steamrolls everything on her way to Uruk. The heroes could have stalled her for a significant time with Ishtar's Bull of Heaven Gugalanna, but her failure to summon it meant they had to take half baked desperate measures that barely slow her down.
- Kill It with Fire: When she finally gets to Uruk, her black mud somehow sets it on fire.
- Knight of Cerebus: Though the chapter isn't exactly light-hearted before her appearance, once she really starts baring her teeth, the plot turns in a horrific direction that would make Muv-Luv proud of its sheer vore and Nightmare Fuel. The battle start text in the final battle against her even reads "CHILDHOOD'S END", implying that mankind will finally leave childhood by killing its mother.
- Mad God: Her profile says that her losing her mind from what has been done to her in the past or her simply never having such a thing as sanity to begin with are both plausible ideas. However, she's still filled with love for her children.
- A Million Is a Statistic: Her attitude towards a Master, should she somehow be summoned, is that they are simply one in seven billion of the things she must exterminate.
- Monster Progenitor: The first one, at that. Her offspring become more and more horrid as the story goes on, starting with things like lions and chimeras before she almost exclusively starts birthing gibbering, twitching black four-legged arthropods with a crippled fetus-like human body hanging under said legs with strings of flesh for arms that communicate entirely through gibberish letters.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Every monster in the Babylonia chapter is born from her. Hell, she's in essence the progenitor of the Primordial Soup, so it could be said that she's the mother of almost all life.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's very good looking in her Femme Fatale form, but not in her other forms.
- My Beloved Smother: Tiamat does love humanity as her children, but she can only express that love with the desire to effectively melt all of humanity down into primordial life and stuff them all back up into her womb. Just as every child who grows up must one day learn to stand on their own without their mother's love, so too must humanity as a whole move on from the original mother. And, just as growing up sometimes means slipping the grip of a parent who has trouble letting go, so humanity must overcome Tiamat's mad, selfish desire to keep them her primordial children for eternity.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Not only does she nullify all attacks of Ranks A++ and below, she is also completely immune to super-high tier attacks like selective time paradoxes because she exists across spacetime as a four-dimensional being. Quetzalcoatl using her Piedra Del Sol Noble Phantasm to vaporize a good chunk of her Sea of Life doesn't seem to do any actual damage to Tiamat herself, and Ana having turned into her Gorgon form and using the full power of her NP is only able to take off a single horn and prevent her from just flying to Uruk at the cost of her life. It takes King Hassan's Grand Assassin's vessel just to give her a concept of death, and even then she doesn't go down until Archer Gilgamesh is summoned with Ea in hand.
- No-Sell: Her particular variation of the Beast skill, Nega-Genesis, ties into her status as the origin of all life, and thus confers heavy resistance to damage originating from all life created from a womb or resulting from the normal continuation of human history and the Human Order. What this means is that pretty much everything fails to damage her seriously save for the strongest of deity based attacks.
- Oh, Crap!: Once King Hassan forces the concept of death upon her and destroys her wings she brings her full might to bear, starts fleeing towards the border of the Underworld, and begins to desperately try and escape knowing she's not invincible anymore.
- One Bad Mother: Her children effectively exist to serve her and she has no attachment to them. Through her Lahmus she even removes the grail from Kingu's body and leave him to die after serving his purpose while letting him know he was always disposable in her eyes.
- One-Winged Angel: Her Dragonoid form, where she displays her full-power potential and transforms into a massive chimera-like winged beast, following Kingu's Heroic Sacrifice on her and being made to fall into the Underworld. It's even more massive than her already massive second form as well. Even with the Clipped-Wing Angel property of her internal love for humanity still working against her this late into the story, it's still by far her most powerful form.
- Our Dragons Are Different: She looks vaguely draconic in her enormous monster form, and has huge horns and a tail in her humanoid one, but most of the dragon motif has been sidelined for sheer chaotic monstrous horror.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Oh yes. To give an idea of how much damage she can inflict, even while still partially sealed and only in her "Femme Fatale" form she can gather enough energy to be comparable to a hydrogen bomb in power and wipe out a city the size of Uruk off the map. After being unsealed, she can wipe out all life on the planet simply by virtue of existing.
- Pocket Dimension: Her profile describes her as such; her long stay in the realm of Imaginary Numbers have made her into a four-dimensional pocket that exceeds the laws of space-time, making her immune to things like selective time paradoxes.
- Power Tattoo: Has a menacing-looking set of blue lines around where her womb would be. They glow red when she's enraged.
- Primal Fear: And according to her profile, it seems to go both ways. She's deathly afraid of us after what was done to her in the distant past, and we're afraid of the monster that can end the world without doing anything but following it's instincts.To humans, Beast II is a horrifying invader, but to Beast II, humans are frightening aliens.
- Primordial Chaos: The sheer power of her Authority is half because she originated from the Age of Genesis. The other half being a derivative of the Earth Mother Goddess.
- Race Against the Clock: After Tiamat turns into her Kaiju form, you have roughly two days before she gets to Uruk and destroys it. The protagonists spend most of the remaining time trying to slow her down. In many of the battles fought during this period, there is a background animation of her walking in the distance. If you take too long to kill the enemies, she will walk out of sight though this doesn't have any actual bearing on the plot.
- Reality Warper: She has the potential to create another world which is half the reason why she was killed/sealed away in the first place. She also has a skill, Nega-Genesis, that in layman distorts reality so that she is the one who created the world and populated it with life.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her sleeves have the same color scheme as Angra Mainyu's by-now famous red and black motif. Hers come from her relation to the dimension of Imaginary Numbers, where she was dumped after her role as the primordial mother was finished.
- Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: When King Hassan imposes the concept of death upon her and her Spirit Origin finally becomes more similar to a Servant, Dr. Roman notes her core is located not in her heart, but inside her head and brain, which is why the heroes need to climb up there and attack there.
- Restraining Bolt: Femme Fatale was suppressing Tiamat's genocidal desire towards humanity and was why she hadn't acted with full force after awakening. Killing her removes what was left of Tiamat's love and allowed her full appearance to emerge and begin heading towards Uruk, but even if they hadn't, Tiamat was powering up an attack that would destroy Uruk instantly, leaving them no choice but to distract her by killing Femme Fatale.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Merlin was keeping her sealed away and asleep with his magic, before Gorgon's death causes Tiamat to kill him, which fully frees her to attack Uruk.
- Self-Harm: Wordof God says that in her final form her self sealing skill was dealing a significant amount of damage to herself in order to prevent herself from destroying mankind.
- Square-Cube Law: Zig-Zagged. Roman notes after scanning her that her legs aren't powerful enough to hold up her weight on land, which is part of the reason why she needs to use the Chaos Tide to flood the plains before her to keep going and what motivates the heroes' attempts to buy time for Uruk by burning away the Chaos Tide. However, not only can Tiamat replenish it as fast as they can destroy it, but she then surprises everyone by growing a massive pair of wings from her back and beginning to take off into the sky, with everyone incredulous something so big could do that.
- Statuesque Stunner: Tiamat's minimal size is listed on her profile as 160 cm, so the waifish build of her Femme Fatale form would lead one to believe it's quite small, but when she's engaged in battle, where all sprites are made to scale, she's about as large as Heracles or Lu Bu. Tiamat is also exceedingly beautiful in her first form, with a soft face, exotic glowing eyes, long flowing hair, smooth curves, wide hips, and buxom bosom fitting for the Mother of All Life.
- Stripperific: Not only does she not even have a bra, forcing her to cover her breasts with her arms at all times to not bump the age rating up a notch, she's dressed in nothing but a thong and some sci-fi looking knee-highs, combined with some detached sleeves.
- Swallowed Whole: Her monster form's ultimate attack, aptly titled Nammu Duranki: Child, Abide the Laws of Creation.
- The Maker: Her foremost wish is to continue birthing life from her womb...forever.
- The Swarm: One of her attacks is a rolling wave of blackness reminiscent of insects.
- The Unintelligible: Zigzagged. She communicates entirely through song-like tones that are read "A———AAAAAA" or "LAAAAAAAAA". Only her children can actually understand what she's saying. One of only two exceptions is when Kingu appears near the end of Babylonia to slow her down and strike down the lahmu she sent to attack the protagonist and Gilgamesh, where she vocalizes his name. The other is during a cutscene in the "Welcome to the Jungle" section where the protagonist hears a voice that is heavily implied to be Tiamat speaking normally, making it effectively the only time she says anything humans can understand and isn't one word."-on't go-" "-Don't go-" "-on't leave-" "-Don't leave me-"
- Unskilledbut Strong: As previously noted above, she is quite likely the strongest character in terms of raw physical strength and possesses essentially infinite magical energy. However, she was built to create life, not necessarily to destroy it and her skills reflect that. So while her strength is absurd, she is by all rights hitting you with improvised attacks while her children do the real work.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can remold her Saint Graph using her Sea of Life, and thus her physical form is not limited by any stretch of the imagination.
- World-Wrecking Wave: The Chaos Tide she continuously produces from under her can do this easily if given enough time to spread, as it will absorb and break down all life it touches and convert it into material for her to birth new life.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Though it's not like we can communicate with her, she seems to be set on nothing less than Mankind's complete annihilation.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's a Beast because she was cast aside to the dimension of Imaginary Numbers as soon as life could prosper on it's own, making a womb who could produce infinite, random offspring unnecessary. Essentially, Tiamat is the living embodiment of matricide.
- Worf Had the Flu: FGO Materials shows that Tiamat fundamentally cannot or will not use her full power to destroy humanity. She has a self-sealing ability that effectively limits her power to a fraction of her full strength and it gets much stronger in effect as she moves from the ocean to land.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once she gave birth to humanity, they saw no need for a mother that could have replaced them with another species and banished her to Imaginary Number Space.
- Your Head Asplode: After destroying her Spirit Origin in her head, it explodes, taking most if not all of the Sumerian Underworld in the blast.
ID: No. 240
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: India (Hindu/Buddhist Mythology)
First Appearance: Fate/stay night (as Matou Sakura)
Illustrated by: ReDrop
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya
The infantile stage of the Third Beast, representing Depravity. It stands as the corresponding half to Beast III/R, where the 'L' stands for 'Lapse'. Where Beast III/R is a threat that "takes all love from humanity, redirecting it towards herself", Beast III/L "gives nothing but love to humanity", drowning humankind in an infinite bliss where it feels as if all of your hopes and dreams have come true; thus destroying one's motivation and need for worldly attachments.
Her original identity was an unstable blend of the Divine Spirits Kama and Mara (counterparts of each other; the former from Hindu myth and the latter from Buddhist myth), who represented both the positive and negative aspects of "love" respectively. They stabilised their Saint Graph by being summoned within the body of a certain girl, whose unique personal history and previous Pseudo-Servant fusion caused her to be split into a "good half" and an "evil half", with Kama/Mara becoming a Pseudo-Servant of the "evil half". Control over the body is usually 60% Kama and 40% Mara, but after the gods looking after her fused into Arjuna Alter in Yuga-Kshetra caused the balance of power to shift significantly in Mara's favour, Kama/Mara awoke as a true Evil of Humanity.
She is a being who attempted to understand human love and desire, but was hurt and confused by its imperfections and incongruities. Thus she attempts to replace such imperfect love with her own ideal and neverending "love", drenching the chaotic canvas of humanity with her own singular and heavenly colour.
- Alternate Self: She is this to the Kama summonable by the player since she's actually from the fourth Lostbelt, Yuga-Kshetra, and escaped to the main timeline because the gods who were supposed look after her had merged with the rest of the Hindu pantheon to become Arjuna Alter.
- All Take and No Give: Inverted. Beast III/L is a mirror and Foil for Beast III/R, giving love to humanity while taking none in return. By giving humanity her love (through granting all of their desires), she displaces people's love of/towards other people, as well as depriving them - and, subsequently, all of universe - of all desires (through her skill Nega-Desire), thus "corrupting them" into depravitynote . It's represented by having Beast III/L spread loads and loads of debuffs to your entire party, compared to Beast III/R's stacks and stacks of buffs.
- Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: She attempts to invoke this by trying to surpass Beast III/R at every possible step of her plan, but she ultimately fails by being unable to complete her plan and beat Chaldea. Gameplay wise, however, her fully powered form is widely considered to be far more difficult than Beast III/R's fully powered form!
- Celestial Body: Because of her mythical origins, she is the entire cosmos as 'Ananga', the formless spirit of lust disseminated across the universe by Shiva to infuse humanity with love and lust. This has subsequently given her control over the entire concept of space in her domain and her ultimate plan is to replace the entire cosmos with a universe that solely consists of herself and humanity.Lustful love overflows and worldly desires reach an end in the universe that is my body. Rāga, māna, kleśa, āsrava, let's deliver it all to the base of the sacred fig.'
- The Corrupter: She's notable in being the one antagonist who came closest to bringing the protagonist to her side through the tainted Tokugawa Mystic Code and her rules of the Ooku being rigged to make it so that anyone who reaches the final level has broken all the rules, rendering them very vulnerable to her brainwashing. She also corrupted Gordolf with the same methods and straight-up brainwashes Mata Hari and Scheherazade to serve as flunkies.
- Doppelgänger Attack: In one form of her boss fight, she's surrounded by countless copies of herself that she can command to attack her enemies and then explode. She can also summon 1-2 of them as (relatively) low HP flunkies. It symbolizes her as "the love/Demon Lord of Desire that permeates the universe" (with her skill "The Body that Responds to Myriad Desires").
- Evil Is Burning Hot: Her arms and legs are wreathed in orange or purple, and unlike Kama who's on the protagonist's side despite her more evil inclinations, Mara is very much attempting mankind's destruction.
- Fatal Flaw: Their self-hatred. For every bit of warped love they have for humans, Kama and Mara hate themselves in equal measure. Despite having a far better plan than Kiara and nearly breaking the protagonist into embracing herself, Mara leaves glaring holes in her schemes that could easily turn everything she worked for to nothing, despite being savvy enough to notice such flaws normally.
- Final Boss Preview: She is fought a few chapters before the end of her event, before the protagonist learns of the necessary tools to successfully oppose her.
- The Ghost: Until Tokugawa's Labyrinth where she finally makes her physical appearance, she was only mentioned by BB and Kiara.
- Holy Halo: Sports a grand and majestic one that befits her divine nature.
- Horned Humanoid: One of the more noticeable differences between Kama and Mara is that the latter has a noticeable set of horns growing out of her head (at least for her first form).
- Hot as Hell: Mara's appearance and station lends itself to this, being a Horned Humanoid with a voluptuous figure reminiscent of a succubus who is one aspect of a god(dess) of love, albeit of a twisted kind.
- Humanoid Abomination: Clearly looks human alongside Beast III/R, but is also one of the Beasts.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Downplayed. Both halves of Beast III use human hosts, but only III/R willingly went along with it and then some, whereas III/L's host has no influence on her whatsoever. That being said, it's likely not a coincidence that the other half of Beast III manifested within an individual who not only hosted the original Avenger, but also nearly ended the world by doing so.
- Irony: Being weak to Alter Egos, Beast III/L has a disadvantage against Kiara, her other half, despite being a more formidable Beast. On a lesser note, using Sakura's appearance means that she's also weak to three Servants who are directly based on her host.
- Lack of Empathy: She has love for humanity, but only in the way one would love a herd of animals they're raising.
- Literal Split Personality: When Parvati manifested by possessing Sakura, she unintentionally divided her body into good half and evil half, with Kama/Mara taking over the evil body to manifest itself.
- Mad Love: She loves humanity, but, as a Beast, only in a deeply unhealthy way that ultimately leads her to attempt mankind's destruction.
- Me's a Crowd: Can infinitely duplicate herself as the logical extension of being the cosmic spirit existing in all places to spread love to all humans. The background for her final battle is an infinite sea of herself.It is as you see! The Beast, as a Beast, has become legion! These are not split off bodies or clones. Each and every one of them are real, each and every one of them a Beast! Yes—— it is simply that there is enough of the same thing to fill up the entire universe. See, I wouldnt be able to love if I didnt, right? If Im to love all humanity, this is only a given.
- Nightmare Face: While not exactly as terrifying as Goetia's, she has a pretty unnerving one too.
- Out-Gambitted: Her plan would have been perfect had she not overlooked Nobutsuna's intentions, Instead she more or less let him set up multiple countermeasures right under her nose which spelled her doom after the pieces started to fell in place.
- Permanently Missable Content: Unlike Tiamat and Goetia (the Beasts that players face in the main story, whose profiles can be viewed through My Room's Servant Material after defeating them), Beast III/L's profile (as being only accessible through the Tokugawa Labyrinth event) will remain blank forever for players who haven't played the event and defeated her similar to her counterpart Beast III/R.
- Playing with Fire: Like Kama, Mara also makes use of fire attacks.
- Power Nullifier: To bring her down to a much more manageable level, you must use the white charms collected throughout the labyrinth to decrease the Tokugawa gauge that's been filling up as you explored and used the special pillbox skills. And like Beast III/R, you can choose not to use any white charms, but... see SNK Boss below.
- The Power of Love: Though her love is corruptive, the attachments created from others to her gives her far more power than she would've by herself.
- Sequel Hook: Parvati attributes Mara's emergence and the subsequent events that transpired to Shiva somehow being unable to suppress them. Therefore something must be affecting the entire Hindu pantheon for that to happen, hinting at what's to come with the fourth Lostbelt. Its revealed in the fourth Lostbelt this occured because all the Gods fused together, resulting in Mara being able to take control of Kama.
- SNK Boss: Much like Beast III/R being absurdly difficult to defeat without any KP used, choosing to fight Beast III/L without using any white charms to decrease the Tokugawa gauge causes her to become insanely overinflated, having at least 1 million HP in all her health bars, ending with a staggering 2 million HP in the last bar. While you can actually use Command Seal/Saint Quartz revival in the fight, that's the least of your worries, as Mara can very quickly turn the tables on you by slamming your party with tons of horrifyingly crippling debuffs (like a nasty reduction to all three card types to your servant everytime they attack, heavily punishing the use of Brave Chains) that can overwhelm even the strongest of healers, making her one of the most difficult boss battles in the entire game outside of Nerofest's challenges, beating out even the fully powered Beast III/R!
- Split-Personality Takeover: Normally the ratio between Kama's and Mara's personalities is 6:4 in Kama's favour. However, the Gods fusing together in the fourth Lostbelt caused Mara's personality to become the dominant one since nobody could put Mara in check, causing Kama/Mara to manifest as a Beast.
ID: No. 168
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Japan (original creation)
First Appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC (as Sessyoin Kiara)
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka
The infantile stage of the Third Beast, representing Lust. It acts as the final boss of the SE.RA.PH chapter. The 'R' stands for 'Rapture'. In contrast to Beast III/L, who "gives love to Humanity and takes nothing in return", Beast III/R "takes all love from Humanity and gives nothing in return". R's effect could be conceptualised as the opposite to L's pacification of Humankind, instead stimulating Humankind into an all-consuming desire for it and it alone; a pure state of spiritual bliss achieved through supplanting all one's worldly attachments with that of Beast III/R.
In the world of Grand Order, the human Kiara Sessyoin was a simple therapist with some interest in computer science and an ordinary job working for the Chaldea Foundation on its Seraphix deep-sea platform.
However, in another life, she was a narcissistic and masochistic cult leader devoted to a twisted religion of desire, and a skilled computer hacker who hacked the Moon Cell Automaton with the goal of usurping its omnipotent power and imposing her twisted ideal of love upon the world. She would seize the power of creation itself and ascend to something close to a True Demon, the embodiment of "All The Desires Of The World", only to be defeated.
When the Demon Pillar Zepar attempted to find refuge on Seraphix following the defeat of Goetia, it used its knowledge of these "possibilities" to show an ordinary human what she could have been. And so one of the Evils of Humanity, once vanquished at the heart of the moon, instead discovers it may be able to walk the Earth at long last, with the aid of one of Chaldea and Marisbury Animusphere's darkest secrets.
- Accidental Misnaming: To show how self-centered she's become, she can't even be bothered to remember Zepar's name, calling him "Zepa-whatever".
- All Take and No Give: Explicitly, as the Right Hand of Beast of Pleasure, she receives love from all humanity, but offers none back to them in return. Her "Lust" aspect refers to how she corrupts people by making people lust after her, thus taking all of the love from humanity.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: Her Devilish Bodhisattva form's Noble Phantasm emulates her playable version's own NP, but stronger — this boss purges all buffs (instead of simply applying a pierce invincibility buff, which could also be buff-blocked, and bypassing defense buffs as part of the NP) before hitting the party with an AoE attack. Just like with the playable version, the only way to reduce her damage is to debuff attack or NP damage.
- Artistic License Religion: Prior to corruption, she was placed in charge of Seraphix's Christian church as its pastor. She's a practicing Buddhist. Even In-Universe Kiara was baffled at this decision but decided to be professional about it and do her best, and judging from the few comments given in SE.RA.PH she managed to do a pretty good job.
- Assimilation Plot: She planned to become one with the planet once Seraphix reached the bottom of the planet, which would devour everyone else in the process.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The party has to fight her on her hands when she transforms into a giant.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In the original timeline, she prevented BB from shifting time back to give everyone a reprieve and the Kiara Punishers, easily defeated the heroes, and killed the protagonist, being the first Beast to succeed in doing so. Only Meltryllis using her Alter Ego power to go back in time to the start of the SE.RA.PH singularity allowed the next version of the protagonist to best her.
- Big Bad: Of Fate/EXTRA CCC and of the SE.RA.PH chapter, and what she did in the former is partially responsible for the events of the latter.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Her Demonic Bodhisattva form looks much more impressive than her Heaven's Hole iteration, but it possesses a number of predictable behaviours in spite of its immense health pool while the latter is lousy with buffs that cannot be removed. If the player chooses not to purchase additional Kiara Punishers, then her Heaven's Hole form can make the Beast a much more fearsome opponent than her supposedly fully-powered mode.
- Combat Sadomasochist: After glimpsing the events of the Time Temple, Kiara sought to have her own grand battle against countless Servants in a Stable Time Loop to satisfy her, explicitly wanting to know what it would like to fight and be attacked by so many powerful Servants.
- Consummate Liar: She's a master of lying even when speaking the truth such as blaming Zepar for everything and that she's an innocent victim, a fact Suzuka easily sees through. While Zepar kickstarted things and showed her what she was capable of in other worlds, she did everything of her own will and was the one truly in control, and sadistically talks about sparing Zepar even as she slowly killed him for her own amusement.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Gets possessed by Zepar, who then begins to overwrite her sensibilities with those of the CCC Kiara. She is rather distraught during this process. Somewhat subverted in that after a certain point, it's Zepar who becomes corrupted by her.
- Dark Messiah: Kiara is one of the only two beings who could qualify for the "Saver" class (the other being Buddha) in that she has the potential to lead Humankind to spiritual enlightenment and salvation. However, instead of "saving" the world of Humankind, she selfishly chose to "save" a world belonging to her alone; thus, her class became Beast and she gained the Nega-Saver skill.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Her wish to be an Alter Ego is this, as Kiara does not understand that they are inhuman monsters as Meltryllis explains during the event. It was only due to Hakuno that they changed from inhuman monsters to beings who can accept themselves and become more human in nature as a result. Kiara, on the other hand, believes that the reason Meltryllis avoided becoming like her has to do with being an Alter Ego in and of itself.
- Evil Counterpart: To Meltryllis. Both are embodiments of pleasure and sought to satisfy that pleasure without regards to others in EXTRA CCC. Meltryllis grew beyond that state thanks to Hakuno and further separated herself from it thanks to her feelings for the protagonist, while Kiara never learns from her actions and drowned herself in pleasure till the end.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Demon Pillar eyes go down from her neck to her legs. The biggest one's nestled in her cleavage.
- Foreshadowing: A Beast being split into two halves of L and R was mentioned by Arthur in his trial quest, albeit not Beast III.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She was a therapist who didn't have the ambitions of her alternate selves and Word of God states that, if not for Zepar butting in, she would have gone on heal the turbulent hearts of the Seraphix staff. His interference not only prevents this outcome, it unleashes a Beast much more powerful than him.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: Making Sessyoin into a Beast was not actually Zepar's plan; he merely wanted to use the information to make her more malleable to his own control so that he could follow his own agenda for making a new body. He showed her entirely too much of what she was capable of, however; and eventually, her will overrode his and he ended up confined to Sessyoin's pinky finger before being erased from existence entirely.
- Genius Loci: Her end-goal is to merge with the planet's core and make Earth her new "body", allowing her to influence all of humanity without restraint. She's already pulled a small-scale version of this on Seraphix itself; the reason it looks like a naked long-haired woman? That's because it's become Kiara.
- Grand Theft Me: In desperation, she decides to pull this on Meltryllis to save herself. However, EMIYA Alter uses the last of his strength to shoot the Demon Pillar tendrils before they can take Meltryllis, and then Tristan hoists her out of Kiara's range and sacrifices himself in the process.
- Heal Thyself: She has several moves and skills that restore her HP after use.
- Hero Killer: Notably the first Beast who successfully kills the the protagonist not once but twice. If not for the unique circumstances of the singularity, she would've won.
- Hijacked by Ganon: While the Beasts are a new addition to the franchise, Kiara is an established villain who even manages to exploit one of the similar new Demon Pillars for her ascension.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The first fight with her in SE.RA.PH. has her spend three turns not attacking and just spamming her Logos Eater skill, but none of your Servant's attacks can hurt her, not even the ones with class advantage. Then she goes giant and fills up her NP bar, giving them one last turn to once again fail to hurt her before she unleashes her NP and brings them all down to one HP, at which point the battle ends. Story-wise, this results in all the allied Servants being killed and Kiara about to absorb the protagonist, which is only averted by BB and Passionlip turning back time. In the original timeline, she prevented BB from doing this thanks to her control of the Sentinels and finished the job, which necessitated Meltryllis going back in time herself.
- Humanoid Abomination: Started out as a human, and ended up as one of the seven Beasts.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Kiara is the most monstrous of the Beasts despite having been born human, caring for no one but herself, and tortured 128 servants and humans over and over in a Stable Time Loop for her own pleasure. Goetia meanwhile wanted to genuinely help humanity, Tiamat's Femme Fatale brain component was trying and failing to suppress the rest of herself from slaughtering humanity, Primate Murder/Four gave up his sentience for a human he cared about, and even the Beast of Revelations loves his mother Manaka. Even Zepar did not want any of the atrocities committed in the event to happen and was horrified by the monster Kiara willingly became.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: During one of her diary entries, she begs for someone to kill her before she's fully taken over by Zepar.
- Lack of Empathy: Towards everyone as she only views herself as human and thus loves and seeks to save no one but herself. The initial transition into this view sickens her, and she tried to perform her job as usual in spite of it.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Her defeat is the result of everyone she screwed over getting back at her. BB, who was forced to act as her patsy, sells the Kiara Punishers used to weaken her, Meltryllis and Passionlip, who were forced to serve her by extension, work together to unleash the Virgin Laser Palladion to finish her off, and EMIYA Alter prevents the woman he both hates and loves from possessing Meltryllis and saving herself from death.
- Mad Love: Like her CCC counterpart, she doesn't love anyone but herself and views herself as the only human, thus the only one worth saving. However, she wasn't always like this in this timeline.
- The Multiverse: This is why the Second Magic is dangerous, kids. While Zepar can't truly use said magic, Zepar does use the knowledge of Sessyoin's other lives in facets of the Kaleidoscope to convince her Grand Order incarnation to begin a plot to obtain the same power that her CCC incarnation found, but this time in the real world instead of the datascape of the Moon Cell.
- Mythology Gag: Her battle start text is "Sword, or Death" (translated in the English release of Fate/EXTRA as "Live or Die by the Sword"), the same message that preceded every major Servant battle in Extra and CCC.
- Naughty Nuns: The Kiara of Grand Order wasn't one at first, being a mere therapist/nun who provided comfort in a decidedly non-sexual way, however once she's introduced to her alternate selves who were this, she quickly embraces being one.
- Nice Girl: The GO Kiara turns out to have been this. At the age of fourteen, she had the same nature as in CCC, but things developed differently afterward. After being cured by a doctor from outside the mountains, she was no longer imprisoned and was able to leave the mountains and have a happy school life. This lead to a Kiara with vastly different outlook on life from her counterparts... at least until Zepar appears.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: She claims that as long as anyone carries desire within them, they cannot harm her. Thus BB pulls out the Kiara Punishers and an anti Beast III/R field to counter this."No matter what kind of intelligent lifeform they are, beings with wisdom always possess 'desire', and my fingers can grasp their souls. Any being that possesses desire cannot match me."
- Obliviously Evil: One of the things each Kiara shares is their inability to see their actions as evil.
- One-Winged Angel: She once again transforms into the Demonic Bodhisattva form and has an enhanced version of that, with Demon Pillars as her horns.
- Other Me Annoys Me: In a sense, Kiara is Beast III/R, one half of the being called Beast III, and while Beast III/L (Kama/Mara) doesn't make an appearance until the Tokugawa's Labyrinth event, she is talked about in Alter Ego Kiaras profile in the Fate/Grand Order Material V. Mara is apparently a Beast that gives love to everything, in contrast to Kiara, who receives love from everything. She feels that they would not be able to stand on the same side because of their conflicting views on love, and indeed, Alter Ego Kiara ends up clashing with Kama/Mara at the end of Tokugawa's Labyrinth.
- Overly Long Name: Her name as a Beast, "Third Heretical Pleasure Deva of Deliberate Overwhelming Joy".
- Permanently Missable Content: Unlike Tiamat and Goetia (the Beasts that players face in the main story, whose profiles can be viewed through My Room's Servant Material after defeating them), Beast III/R's profile (as being only accessible through this crossover event) will remain blank forever for players who haven't played the event and defeated her.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Even with Zepar showing Kiara what she was capable of and with GO-Kiara going further off the deep end than her CCC counterpart ever did, she still wouldn't have had the means to really do much... if it wasn't for Chaldea's dirty little secret of using young master candidates as guinea pigs for Rayshift and summoning experiments at the heart of the platform. With the means to conjure that many spiritrons (in the form of summoned Servants who die over and over), all Kiara had to do was torment the nearly-dead kid Masters into summoning again and again to get the magic resources she needed to enact her plan in full.
- Power Nullifier: In order to even stand a fighting chance against her, you need to use the KP you've collected from clearing the event missions to buy Code Casts for BB to weaken Kiara's powers. You can try to fight her without using any KP, but unless you absolutely know what the hell you're doing,Hint it's... not a good idea. At all.
- SNK Boss: There is a special version of her boss fight if one decides not to use any Kiara Punishers to bind her powers. It has its own unique Boss Subtitle ("Sword, or Death"), and uses the original version of Anima Ataraxia for her theme. She turns into a Giant Woman who holds the party in the palm of her hand. It is absolutely mandatory to bring a Servant with all-buff dispel in their arsenal in order to get past her invincibility and high defense buffs. Even passing that, most party setups require top-tier healers, buffers, and Craft Essences in order to have a chance at beating her. And Saint Quartz/Command Spell resurrection isn't allowed at all for this fight.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A non-lethal variant. Prior to her employment at Seraphix, Kiara's saintly nature saved many people but was attacked by organizations who took offense at her outdoing them in their own fields, for free. She was made out to be a villain, lost her place of belonging, and before she knew it, arrived at the oil rig. But she was not concerned with her own persecution or thought it to be misfortune.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Zepar possessed her in order to regain his strength and begin a project to help humanity in its own misguided way, rather unconcerned for the consequences or sacrifices along the way. However, Kiara is much worse and it found itself horrified at what she was doing and how she had managed to completely dominate it, breaking his mind, reversing the possession so that she is the one in control, and then finally wiping him from existence once she tires of him.
- Vagina Dentata: Her Noble Phantasm has her zip open a gigantic hole on her body shaped like one filled with Demon Pillars, and immediately sucks all party members inside her womb.
- Walking Spoiler: Not only is merely mentioning her a spoiler for what's going on with the SE.RA.PH chapter, but the backstory she reveals during the chapter is an enormous spoiler for Fate/EXTRA CCC as a whole, as the reveal of Kiara's true nature is a guarded, late-game secret in that story.
- Was Once a Man: Kiara began life as a typical human, and unlike her other selves, Grand Order's Kiara wasn't even a cult leader, but rather just a therapist who eventually found employment on Chaldea's sea platform as the resident counselor and multi-denominational pastor. Her diaries found throughout the SE.RA.PH detail the horror the Kiara of GO felt as Zepar slowly eroded her humanity and brought her around to the concept of embracing the ideas of her other selves. At least that's how it appears at first. Some of those entries, at least, are Zepar's, detailing his despair once his own plan goes pear-shaped.
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order (First mentioned in Tsukihime material book)
Illustrated by: Taiki
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Drama CD and the -First Order- anime) (Japanese), Abby Trott (English)
The Fourth Beast, representing Comparison (envying those stronger than you and regretting your own weakness). In another parallel universe, where the Human Order was weaker and it was not adopted by Merlin as his familiar, Cath Palug would have matured into a being known as "Primate Murder": the first of the Dead Apostle Ancestors. In this form, it would have become the being most suited to killing Humankind, matched only by Type Mercury in the speed and efficiency with which it could kill anything of primate origin.
It is ultimately defeated in a roundabout way at the end of Observer at Timeless Temple, eliminating the threat of it becoming the Fourth Beast.
- Adaptation Expansion: In Tsukihime, it is merely mentioned as being the first of the Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors with very minimal info on what the beast even is. The fact that it even appears in this game gives it more info than it ever previously had.
- Adorable Abomination: It's revealed that Fou is actually an alternate version of Primate Murder, one of the Beasts and an entity tied with Type Mercury in the "being best suited for destroying humanity" contest, surpassing even Angra Mainyu's Eldritch Abomination form.
- Alternate Self: Strictly speaking, he isn't Primate Murder, but instead an alternate possibility for what the White Beast could have become. Whereas Primate Murder grew into a savage animal specializing in killing humanity, Fou is a cute critter who watches over mankind's fight and eventually gives up his sapience to save a human being. Fou still had the potential to become Primate Murder, but needed a different perspective and a few more centuries to gather power.
- Animal Eye Spy: Fou is how Merlin's been observing what happens in each Singularity.
- Ascended Demon: He is one of the seven Beasts, yet thanks to Merlin's influence he is firmly on the side of Chaldea and mankind.
- Beyond the Impossible: Fou uses up all his power to resurrect a dead Mash, a feat that not even True Magic could achieve. He implies that he could have gone further, perhaps even making her immortal, if he had more centuries to gather power.
- Brought Down to Normal: It sacrifices its power and intelligence in order to revive Mash at the end of Solomon. However, several events post-Solomon such as Ereshkigal's Valentine's gift indicate that its intelligence may have recovered and by the New Year's 2019 event, Fou starts speaking in normal sentences again to comment on the situation.
- The Cameo: Fou can be heard mewing at the end of the Garden of Avalon CD.
- Canis Major: Tsukihime teased that it's a white dog as big as a bus. And our brief glimpse of it in GO makes it appear quite a bit bigger than that.
- Can't Stay Normal: Even with the full sacrifice of his power and becoming a normal animal, he already starts regathering power the moment he comes back from Solomon's temple. By the time Chaldea arrives at the Wandering Sea, Sion notes that he has some sort of sapience and is still growing.
- Cartoony Tail: A very fluffy tail that becomes even fluffier and fancier in his artwork in Fou upgrade cards used for Servants. The tail dwarfs him by several meters when he brings all his power together momentarily to revive Mash.
- Covert Pervert: He really likes Mash's boobs, but nobody really notices since he's an animal who only does Pokémon Speak. The Dangerous Beast Craft Essence flavor text even has Fou enthusiastically note how the costume emphasizes Mash's body.
- Eat the Dog: In Learning with Manga, using Fou's cards to boost the stats of your Servants is depicted as eating several living copies of Fou at once.
- Eldritch Abomination: We briefly get a glimpse of something like its true form, and it's a mass of glowing, energized fur in the vague shape of a predatory animal. In Tsukihime, it was unclear if it even was an animal. Here, it all emanates out of a more visible Fou at the bottom, seeming to come from his "tail".
- Empathy Pet: At the end of Mordred's interlude, the protagonist notes that Fou looked very happy with Mordred and how she's become a better person. Fou was the only way Merlin could express his happiness to her.
- Familiar: He is Merlin's (sort of). Fou was placed in Chaldea to observe the events of the game.
- For Want of a Nail: Fou is Primate Murder's Alternate Self that didn't become Altrouge Brunestud's servant and instead a familiar to Merlin when he found a baby Fou in Avalon.
- Four Is Death: It's the Fourth Beast and the one most reputed for its ability at killing humans.
- Feed It with Fire: In addition to the Beasts' growing stronger as Humanity advances, Fou's ability of "Comparison" lets him feed off the competition and growth of Humans and their negative feelings toward it, allowing him to become stronger than his opponents.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices his power and intellect to revive Mash and give her a normal lifespan after she's killed blocking Goetia's attack. Though he explains what he did, she doesn't appear to understand given her confusion over his more innocent and simple behavior post-Solomon.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Mash can sometimes understand him. Per his second interlude, so can Waver. Generally, anyone replying to Fou makes it clear what they think Fou said.
- Irony: The ultimate killer of humans ended up using all its power to give life back to one.
- Killer Rabbit: The ending reveals that he's Beast IV, an alternate version of Primate Murder.
- Loophole Abuse: He notes that death in Solomon's Grand Time Temple doesn't really count in reality, which is what allows him to bring Mash Back from the Dead.
- Luxury Prison Suite: Supplementary materials show that Fou was quite happy and content to languish in Avalon until Merlin threw him out for the sake of unwanted Character Development.
- Mystical White Hair: His general look and color scheme pretty much echoes the official artwork for Merlin—a clue to his "flatmate" at Avalon.
- Pokémon Speak: Only speaks his name. Word of God says that there are several meanings to what he says, but 95% of the time what Fou's actually saying is far too spoilery to put in-game. During Valentine's 2018 he actually speaks two coherent words in order to mock Ereshkigal.
- Precision F-Strike: Fou's hatred for Merlin is so strong that not even the limitations of Pokémon Speak can keep him from literally telling Merlin to go fuck himself.Fou: "FOUUU! KYUUUUU!"
- The Power of Hate: It feeds upon the Envy and regret of mankind to become stronger.
- Red Baron: The Beast of Gaia. Primate Murder. Altrouge's Demonic Dog (at least in Tsukihime). The White Beast. Fou. It's got a bunch of these.
- The Reveal: He's Primate Murder, the White Beast of Gaia, an animalistic killing machine whose existence has been teased ever since the original release of Tsukihime in 1999. Fans were left gobsmacked at this seventeen-years-in-the-making reveal and that he would first appear in GO, especially in this capacity.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Though everyone's not quite sure what kind of animal it actually is. Mash calls him a squirrel and Da Vinci thinks he could be a cute pig or fox or dog. Chapter 5 and Garden of Avalon reveal he's a Cath Palug.
- Sleep-Mode Size: Compared to his mature form as Primate Murder, which he personally describes as "an unsightly monstrosity", Fou instead takes the form of a cute animal.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick:
- During Lancer Altria's Interlude, Fou can be understood for a short time. He's surprisingly foul-mouthed, especially in regards to his master Merlin.
- Even though you can't understand him, you can tell through his actions in Babylonia that he has no respect for Merlin. It's to the point where the first few scenes after they meet up are spent arguing with each other.
- You can also divine his meaning in a few places during Babylonia, where he's pretty sarcastic to everybody save Mash.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes translated as Four or Faux. The revelation that he is Beast IV implies that it should be Four, with an interview confirming that he was named this with his true identity in mind. Official translations have gone with Fou, if only to make The Reveal less obvious.
- Team Pet: Of Chaldea; Roman even considers him their "running mascot".
- Uplifted Animal: Of a sort: as Beast IV, he slowly became intelligent and gained the ability to talk as he accumulated power. By giving it all up to Mash, he becomes a normal animal again.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Merlin, his master. They spend the bulk of Babylonia arguing, but in a way closer to old friends than people who actually dislike each other. When Fou explains what he is to Mash at the end of the main story, he goes out of his way to complain about Merlin chasing him out of the comfortable Garden of Avalon, only to then say that it was for the best in giving him his human perspective.
The Beast of Revelations
The Beast that Fate/Prototype's Arthur Pendragon has been hopping through dimensions to hunt. It has been killed twice, in 1991 and 1999, but it keeps coming back.
- The Anti-Christ: It's heavily associated with the Anti-Christ in popular fiction and one of its skills is Nega-Messiah. As a result, there have been indications in side materials that if it manifests in full, Nero Claudius would have some kind of relation to it.
- The Ghost: Aside from being mentioned in Arthur's Trial Quest as part of his reason for jumping through dimensions, it has yet to have made a physical appearance.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For Fate/Prototype, as Manaka attempts to summon it in both installments.
- Number of the Beast: Hinted at in both Prototype and Fragments where it originally appeared, and here it's known as Beast VI.
- Resurrective Immortality: It's the only Beast that's been confirmed to have been killed at least once before appearing in F/GO, but every time it's managed to revive. And unlike Beast III-R, all signs point to it being the same Beast rather than just an Alternate Self.
- Retcon: In a serialized magazine chapter of Fragments, it was referred to as Beast IV, but in the final novelized version, it's called Beast VI. It's also implied to be one entity but Arthur explains that like Beast III, it too is split into "L" and "R".
- Worf Had the Flu: It's the only Beast confirmed to have been killed multiple times and with far less difficulty than the others (albeit still taking everything in Arthur's arsenal to do so both times), but from available information it never managed to fully manifest in either 1991 or 1999, implying that only a fraction of its true power has been seen.
"The VII of the End"
- The End of the World as We Know It: Its title as "The VII of the End", alongside Gilgamesh's statements about it in Solomon imply that of all the Beasts, its role is to be the being that ends it all. Its alternate name, "The Beast That Announces the End" adds to this.
- The Ghost: Has yet to appear in-game, only mentioned by Gilgamesh at the end of Solomon.