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ID: No. 178
Command Cards: QABBB; (B)
Alignment: Chaotic Summer
Origin: Japan (16th century)
First appearance: koha-Ace (as Demon Archer)
Background development: Keikenchi
Illustrated by: pako
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
Lavishly rocking the summer trends of Owari, the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven, Oda Nobunaga, arrives the beach like thunder! One would think she'd be a bit embarrassed by that lame t-shirt, even if she's promising awesome ascensions, though...
First announced during FGO 2nd Anniversary Fest, she appears in the second Summer event, "Dead Heat Summer Race / Death Jail Summer Escape", teaming up with Mysterious Heroine X to form team Killer Demon King of the Xth Heaven.
- Aborted Declaration of Love: Implied during her Valentine's Day event. She gets uncharacteristically serious and prepares to say something under a romantic sunset before deciding against it.Nobunaga: Hey...Master...Never mind. What's been done is done...I guess it's time to head back.Player: ...What were you about to say?Nobunaga: ...Nothing. Maybe another time.
- Ascended Meme: She's wearing a t-shirt with a Buster attack design, which first appeared in a livestream, in fanart... and was also made into a real shirt you can buy.
- Balance Buff: She's the third Summer Servantnote to have received a Rank Up Quest. Her Noble Phantasm not only deals more damage, but also creates a [Burning] field, giving her natural synergy with her third skill which grants an additional buff on [Burning] fields.
- Critical Hit Class: She has some aspects of this: Her second skill grants a continual supply of up to 10 Critical Stars per turn for 5 turns on an 8-turn cooldown, while her third skill gives a massive 1-turn Critical Star Gather buff to let her actually use those Stars (with an unusually low cooldown of merely 4 turns at max rank). Combined with her high hit counts, she can keep the party supplied with Stars even though she will rarely use them herself.
- Does Not Like Shoes: So far, she's the only Summer Servant who goes barefoot in all three Ascensions, contrasting almost everybody else who are always wearing footwear.
- Flaming Hair: Similar to her brother Nobukatsu, her third Ascension has her hair set on fire.
- A Fool and Her New Money Are Soon Parted: If she and MHX win the Dead Heat Summer Race, Nobbu ends up bringing back almost no prize money (QP) back to her GUDAGUDA roommates. They spent most of the money to repair the Demon King of the V6 Heaven after it got wrecked in the winning sprint (remodeling it to the V8 Du Stallion III) and producing rock music CDs that almost no one bought. Okita and Chacha are furious since it wasn't even her money to spend, as she emptied both the Shinsengumi's and Chacha's savings "on loan" to fund the racecar / rocketship.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: More than other events, Nobbu is mostly a commentary Breaking the Fourth Wall on the summer event; about half of her dialogue is meta jokes, while the other half are historic throwback jokes to her actual life and other people. In her Team Formation cutscene before the event, she starts off by Ascending into her summer form, talking about her welfare Servant status, wondering why she's still just a 4* Servant, and promising that by embezzling from her KOHA-ACE friends to pay for this outfit she can become a "world-famous Nobbu star" and start another GUDAGUDA event. She even talks about her vanishing animation when she seemingly "dies" to her friends, and both her and Mysterious Heroine X shout at the narrator when he starts a black-and-white preview of what's to come and almost spoiling the event.
- Fun Personified: Even moreso than her Archer self, if that were even possible. Nobbu revels in the fact she's a gag character and blatantly remarks on the fact she was originally "just" a welfare. She even states she's long given up any hope of being taken seriously.
- Guardian Entity: Nobbu furthers previous revelations about how Reality Marbles can be used, this time revealing they can be released in a limited form as this trope ala Stands and Nobunaga's Reality Marble, Demon King of the Sixth Heaven, manifests as a giant flaming skeleton.
- Hidden Buxom: Her military uniform conceals a decent-sized pair, which she can enlarge by using her Demon King of the Sixth Heaven skill. She lampshades this once the player's bond with her is high enough and is quite proud of her bust. Though, it is implied they were enlarged by said skill in her Berserker form according to supplemental material.Nobunaga: "As a side-effect, my chest also feels a bit bigger but, could it be my imagination?"
- Horrible Judge of Character: She considers Mysterious Heroine X to a completely trustworthy individual to partner up with, all while being well aware of her Saber-murdering issues. She even claims that she's a great judge of character, while noting off in an aside Micchi doesn't count. In the second half of the event, she elaborately pins Gorgon as a Tsundere and later Enkidu as a bomb-hiding, riot-starting criminal mastermind, being mostly wrong on both accounts (Gorgon did end up helping the party and Enkidu was locked up because Medb thought the same).Gorgon: "...Heh. Hahahaha!"
Nobunaga: "Oh, I know what that laugh means! You're pretending to be happy about seeing us go to desperate, doomed lengths to escape... all while secretly planning to give us 100% reliable information out of the kindness of your heart!"
- Improvised Weapon: She uses a huge guitar as an axe, which also functions as a chainsaw. Which she can ride upon like a lawnmower. All in all, it's really cool.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Her Extra Attack has her launching a fireball from her hands in this manner. She can even throw out a Shout-Out to Dragon Ball.Nobunaga: "No... Bu... Na... Ga... HAH!!!"
- Large Ham: It's Nobbu, so natch. Turned Up to Eleven when she uses her Noble Phantasm as she screams out its name.
- Mood-Swinger: She generally acts even more hyperactive and wild than normal Nobbu, but occasionally she quiets down and sounds genuinely serious rather than like a squeaky joke (Something that also happened to her normal self, but far less frequently, and usually not mid-sentence like it does here). It brings to mind her niece suddenly speaking as her adult self rather than the child she appears to be. Her Bond 5 line is also soft-spoken and quite suggestive.
- Nice Hat: Still wearing her Oda clan's signature hat.
- Playing with Fire:
- The skeleton she summons is on fire.
- Her limbs end up catching fire in her later ascensions.
- Her third skill buffs her attack when in an area that's on fire.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: By her third Ascension, her hair changes from black to deep red, which goes great with the flames she's spouting off her limbs.
- The Power of Rock: She uses her guitar to deliver some sick riffs and also summon a flaming giant skeleton to punch the enemy.
- Punny Name: The reason she's an axenote wielding berserker? She is the DAI-ROCK-TEN MAOH, after all.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Her NP has her summon a skeleton to launch this attack on the enemy.
- Rockers Smash Guitars: She doesn't just smash her guitar, the guitar in question is sawing, flaming and can summon a massive skeleton.
- Rule of Cool: She has an axe that is also a guitar, a turntable, and needs to be revved up like a chainsaw in order to summon a giant flaming skeleton for her NP, which she controls by shredding the guitar like a rockstar. Does any of this make sense? Nope. Is it awesome as hell? YES.
- Situational Sword: Her Noble Phantasm, Nobunaga THE Rock 'n' Roll, deals additional damage against [Divine] enemies. Her third skill, Sixth Heaven Demon King of the Beach, also grants a bonus power-up on herself when used in [Burning] stages. Her upgraded Noble Phantasm allows her to create a [Burning] field, making her third skill more reliable.
- Stripperific: She discards her shirt at her second Ascension, and then throws off her coat at her third one to leave her in only her bikini. That said, since her style throughout is less swim-wear model and more "flaming guardian rock-star", it's actually quite tasteful.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- Not quite to Caster Nero's level (where the whole point is that, despite looking like a jokey fanservice swimsuit Servant, she's actually in a much more appropriate class and thus gets a substantial jump in power), but still there - the gimmick with Summer Nobbu is that, for all the humor, she's actually making limited use of her true Noble Phantasm, as "Nobunaga THE ROCK'N'ROLL" is basically a weaponized version of her Reality Marble "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven" and is absolutely devastating to any kind of Divine Servant. Once you max out her profile, it even notes that, despite the humorous facade, Berserker's actually a pretty dangerous class for Nobbu and she's capable of burning herself away if she's not careful, something that her Archer form has rarely used.
- Also, purely on a gameplay front, her second skill, Atsumori Beat, is basically a budget version of Merlin's Noble Phantasm. It's not as powerful, sure, and it's got a fairly hefty cooldown, but it's certainly leagues better than any skill she had as an Archer and can be deployed whenever you want.
- Tsundere: Although nowhere near the levels usual for Rie Kugimiya's characters, Nobbu in this form definitely has her moments. Like in her Bond 4 line denying that protagonist holding her hand made her blush.
- Yokai: That giant skeleton of hers is a Gashadokuro; a massive undead giant created from large amounts of death caused by war or famine.
ID: No. 51
Command Cards: QABBB; (B)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Japan (Heian period)
First appearance: Fate/Apocrypha material book
Background development: Jin Haganeya and Hikaru Sakurai
Illustrated by: Raita Honjou
Voiced by: Koji Yusa
Known as "Kintarou" as a child, his popularity in Japan rivals Momotarou. A rowdy, insolent and dangerous man but also a righteous, honorable fellow with deep passion. A child of a red dragon who was a god of thunder. His mother was a man-eating mountain witch that lived in Mt. Ashigara. After his parents' deaths, Kintoki was adopted by Minamoto no Yorimitsu. He became a retainer and one of Yorimitsu's Big Four, the strongest mystery killer of the Heian Period.
A long time ago, Sakata Kintoki once fell in love with a beautiful oni named Shuten-douji. Kintoki regrets tricking her and wishes for her revival.
He was first released in the 4 Million Downloads campaign gacha and is a minor ally in London. He is the main companion for the Rashoumon event. He later makes an appearance in Lostbelt 5.2 Olympus as an ally.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: He shows up in London's final act due to being summoned by Tesla's lightning acting as a catalyst in the fog. Once Tesla helpfully informs him of his goal (being the incineration of London and by extension humanity), Kintoki chooses to take him on, inadvertently buying time for the protagonist, Mash and Mordred to catch up and face off with Tesla again.
- Abhorrent Admirer: He's drawn to Frankenstein because she reminds him of Shuten-Douji, but for her he's just another electricity wasting jerk.
- Advertised Extra: Despite being a rate-up Servant for the Setsubun event and even receiving an animation renewal, he only appears in one cutscene throughout the event, where it's revealed that he's resting in the onsen all the time because the tiring effects of the Oni Pagoda is multiple times stronger on him, making it impossible for him to climb up. The reason for is that if he and Shuten-Douji face each others as enemies, they would seriously try to kill each other. Kintoki gets the message that Shuten doesn't want a fight to the death with him. After the event's story is cleared, Kintoki can be challenged as the Final Boss of the mirage pagoda.
- Animation Bump: Setsubun 2018 streamlined his sprite's bodily proportions, updated his battle attacks with more lightning and flashier moves—and Golden Spark's Noble Phantasm animation also incorporated a craggy battlefield near-similar to the settings of the Onigashima event.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He likes flashy and shiny things, especially gold.
- An Axe to Grind: His Noble Phantasm, the Golden Eater.
- Badass Longcoat: Third ascension art gives him an fur-lined coat, which is normally worn in fiction (and sometimes in Real Life) by Yakuza/mob bosses, boxers and/or by Hip-Hop artists.
- Blasphemous Boast: He declares that he'd punch out the thunder god for his Master once you get him to Bond Level 5."Don't worry 'bout a thing. Give me your orders, Master. I'll make whatever you wanna happen, happen. I, Sakata Kintoki, would even punch the thunder god himself for you."
- In Lostbelt 5.2 he proves good on his word when he uses a Giant Mecha to punch Zeus in the face.
- Blood Knight: Per his own statements, he loves to fight and really only lives to fight.
- Breakout Character: He was so popular because of his in-game power, he even got an alternate self as a Rider that wasn't in the game's initial datamined lineup and starred in the two raid events.
- Calling Your Attacks: His Noble Phantasms' descriptions lampshade that they are activated with "suspicious" true names, and that Golden Eater probably has a different name.
- Catchphrase: He says "gold and "golden" a lot about everything, even renaming his Noble Phantasms to include this word, with his profile noting that they probably weren't originally called that.
- Celibate Hero: Kintoki gets flustered around girls with revealing clothes like Tamamo, Shuten-Douji, and Ushiwakamaru. Even Mash's snug bodysuit flusters him!
- Cuteness Proximity: He has a thing for teddy bears and gushes at the thought of having one."There are bear stuffed animals, right? Little ones. The one they sell in your time. Those things are so golden cute...!"
- A Day in the Limelight: He's your guide/companion for the Rashoumon event and his Rider form has one in the Onigashima event. Both go into his relationships with people he knew in life.
- Dumb Is Good: Fitting with his shonen anime protagonist character, he admits he's not that intelligent and is very kind and heroic.
- Dumb Muscle: He knows full well and admits he's this, saying that among things he doesn't like it's things he's not good at that get him the most since he can't think very deeply.
- Eagleland: Tamamo considers him a Type 2 due to his fashion sense, interests, and general behavior in spite of how he's from Japan. In general, his aesthetic is supposed to imitate a "tasteless noveau riche foreigner" look associated with delinquency.
- Friend to All Children: He is a "hero of the children", and extremely protective of them."What do I like? Kids, I guess. Kids've gotta be protected!"
- Friend to All Living Things: He has a special love for animals and can speak to them. Since they're still just animals, this is limited to very general information, though.
- Glass Cannon: Even among Berserkers he has this going on. Until Cú Alter and Jeanne Alter came out, he had the highest ATK in the game and currently stands (along with Musashi Summer) at the fourth-highest among all Servants, and his skills revolve around increasing his ATK, filling his NP Gauge to use his powerful single-target Buster NP, and increasing his resistance to ATK debuffs. On the other hand, he has no skills that promote survivability outside of the heal his third skill grants.
- Going Native: Kintoki shouldn't be a Human attribute Servant. After all, as the son of a storm dragon and a flesh-eating mountain hag, he's barely human at all. But, because he chose to live his life as a human being instead of a god or a monster, he fits this mold. This is why he earns a maddened Tesla's respect, as a fellow Human attribute Servant with power over thunder and lightning.
- Gold Fever: He tells his Master to call him "Golden" rather than his real name because he thinks it has a nice ring to it. His profile even takes breaks every three lines or so to remark "to change the subject a bit, his favorite X is Golden Y".[referring to the Holy Grail] "If it's gold, it can't be bad. Whatever it's like on the inside, the outside is awesome!"
- Gratuitous English: Even outside his usual "Golden" catchphrase, he likes to drop some Engrish in just about everything he says.
- Heroic Build: If you thought Siegfried, Leonidas, Romulus, Heracles, EMIYA and Gilgamesh were fine masculine specimens in this game, Kintoki seems to be as good a competition. This is a component of his Natural Body skill.
- Hidden Depths: He has a favorite novelist (it's Jin Yong). Although it's possible it's just because the author has the character for gold in his name.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Shuten-Douji, his on-and-off love interest; she stands at least two heads shorter than him.
- Ideal Hero: Essentially a shonen anime protagonist. He likes big things, cool things and strong things, he loves a good fight, he is protective of women and children, and he is extremely easy to have as a Servant if the Master is one who desires a relationship as equals. It is in fact the reason why he was not used when Apocrypha became a novel series: Fran was already picked for the Black side due to plot reasons, and he's just too honest and morally straightforward to ever go with the Red's plans. In London, he's only summoned by accident and immediately decides to fight Tesla to prevent humanity's destruction.
- Idiot Hero: He's aware that he isn't much of a thinker and would much rather be pointed in the direction of evildoers to beat down than engage in philosophy or tactics. At the same time, he can be surprisingly perceptive and is good at reading people's intentions."I'm kinda dumb. I can't think too deep."
- Love Hurts: He killed Shuten-Douji after they fell in love with each other. As such, he is very vulnerable to romance and bad with women. He gets really mopey when Tamamo jokingly flirts with him in London and then declares that she already loves someone else, and acts awkward around Mash who he thinks has a Dangerous Bust.
- Manchild: His mental age is sometimes on par with a grade schooler's.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Unlike other Berserkers, Kintoki is not constantly under the effects of Mad Enhancement. Instead, a Luck Check is performed whenever he takes damage, and if it fails he Turns Red and the skill kicks in.
- Nice Guy: He's a very open and friendly Servant, taking special care of his Master's needs and defending women and children. When he learns that it's his Master's birthday, he instantly offers to treat them to a meaty meal.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: In his third ascension.
- Power Creep: While he was quite valued early on due to his insanely high attack powernote , due to his lack of defensive skills or a skill that grants Evade/Guts, he's fallen relatively out of favor in comparison to Berserkers such as Cú Alter (as he's more capable of surviving on his own), his boss Raikou (since she's more capable of dealing with both mobs and bosses), or Hijitaka (since, due to his NP's particular quirk, he will tend to out-damage Kintoki even at lower NP levels). Even still, his relative ease of use and instant burst potential with his Animal Dialogue skill ensures that he'll remain highly sought after for raid events and boss-killing.
- Red Baron: Golden Boy of Mt. Ashigara.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Appears to be wearing pink underwear.
- Running Gag:
- Each section of his profile, after describing information about him as a Servant, will randomly mention one of his favorite things which in some way has gold in its name.
- He gets easily flustered against female Servants in revealing clothes.
- Semi-Divine: His father was the God of Thunder in dragon form, but his mother was a man-eating witch so his Divinity rank is very low.
- Serrated Blade of Pain: His Golden Eater has a jagged edge which can function like an electric saw.
- Shock and Awe: As he is a descendant of a lightning god.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite his lacking education and childish mindset, there's a sort of wild wisdom to Kintoki, and he understands his boss/"mother" Raikou's quirks and difficulties very well. He is many times able to figure out what's going on during the Rashomon and Onigashima events.
- Smoking Is Cool: Seen with a cigarette in his first and final ascension. He also takes a drag during his updated skill animation.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Kintoki can talk to animals to a limited degree, and it's one of his skills, Animal Dialogue. Though in-game it fills his NP gauge instead.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Servants summoned as part of La Résistance in Lostbelt 5.2 Olypmus. By the time Chaldea arrives, everyone else has been killed except for him.
- Spin Attack: After his animation revamp, one of his attacks is a spinning attack he called "Golden Typhoon".
- Stock Shōnen Hero: He is heavily designed after this archetype. Strong sense of morality, not much of a thinker, brave and honorable to the point of recklessness, born with gifts that he developed through determination and training, childish and preoccupied with coolness, not a big fan of romance... it's all there. In fact, this was the reason he was cut from Fate/Apocrypha, he was such a heroic character that he would have never worked with either faction.
- Sunglasses at Night: He is never seen without his shades. Though other characters have stated that he has blue eyes.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: He throws his axe to the enemy followed by a rushing lightning punch.
- Tsundere: While he remembers fondly his time with Shuten-Douji and in his own way respects her, whenever the two of them are around in the same place he ends up yelling and blushing all the time.
- Turns Red: Kintoki's Mad Enhancement is only applied if he fails a Luck check after being attacked. If it does fail he goes wild. This is reflected with his second ascension and beyond as his arms turn red.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His final ascension art. Though, his previous two did have an open shirt.
- Warrior Poet: Subverted. He confesses that he only read poetry and went to plays during his life because those were the trendiest things a young man could enjoy at the time. Now in the modern day, Kintoki has no wish to indulge in these more "classic" past times.
- Wild Child: He was born the offspring of a storm dragon and a flesh-eating mountain hag, then raised by wild monkeys. This is why he can talk to wild animals, and why he's both righteous and somewhat awkward.
- Worf Effect: When he shows up in London as an 11th-Hour Ranger, he's pretty much the strongest ally Servant on your side aside from Mordred, to the point he's able to stalemate the Mad-Enhancement-powered Tesla with Tamamo's help and clear away the lightning-charged fog surrounding and protecting his opponent so as to open him up to the protagonist's second attack later. Solomon one-shots him at the climax of the arc just to further hit home how strong he is and how little effort he put in the earlier "fight".
- Worthy Opponent: Shuten-Douji. During Rashomon after the protagonist sees Kintoki's memories through a dream he mentions that no matter when or under what circumstances they fought they always fought each other to a draw, be it fighting at full power or simply sparring with some kind of wager down on it just for fun. This actually got under Raikou's skin quite a great deal.
- Yakuza: Ironically enough, despite his kindhearted nature, he carries the bearing (and gaudy fashion sense) of a powerful mob boss. His early design was derived from a mob boss.
ID: No. 260
Command Cards: QAABB; (A)
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Israel, The Bible
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Shimokoshi
Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
Salome was the stepdaughter of Jewish ruler governor Herod Antipas. An excellent dancer, she impressed Herod with her dance that he would grant her anything she desired. Based on the influence of her own mother Herodias, Salome gave her request: the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Despite Herod respecting John, who was imprisoned by him, he had no choice but to honor her request, with Salome presenting it to her mother.
Originally, she was just a bit character, not even given her name by her origins. However, there was later a famous portrayal that expanded her role into a much more devious character and gave her the name 'Salome'. Her request of John the Baptist's (in the play, named as 'Jochanaan') head was not purely out of her mother's request, but partially on her own whims. She proceeded to kiss the beheaded head of John, which creeped out even Herod who ordered her execution posthaste.
She is introduced as one of seven bronze-rarity Servants released in the fourth Anniversary event.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Noble Phantasm, Femme Fatale Baiser: Kissing the Severed Head, is the crystallized head of John the Baptist. Since there were legends of him using magic, the skull is a kind of Mystic Code which allows the user to perform various acts of magic without needing Magic Circuits. It can also change its size depending on Salome's needs.
- Ascended Extra: Salome's first mention in the game was during a re-enactment of Mata Hari's past in the Salem Sub-Singularity, where she played as the titular character of the Oscar Wilde theatrical performance. Years later, she ended up debuting as a 1-Star Servant.
- Bad with the Bone: Her attacks and Noble Phantasm involve spectral skulls chomping on her opponent.
- Bedlah Babe: While certainly dressed like a Belly Dancer just like you'd expect she would, she never actually dances during gameplay, as she spends the whole time stationary sitting on a giant floating skull.
- Cute and Psycho: She's a pretty woman who adores you, but she's someone you'd definitely want to stay away from if you want to keep your head.
- Evil Counterpart: As a fellow low-ranked Femme Fatale dancer Servant, Salome is this for Mata Hari; being the much more creepy and malicious dancer that caused great harm for her own desires (and even killed someone good like John the Baptist), whereas Mata Hari was just dancing and doing the Femme Fatale thing because it was more about making a living and the majority of her targets were considered 'selfish and lustful', not at all innocent or pious. It's made more ironic that Mata Hari's backstory in-universe (as told in the Salem Sub-Singularity) was the first time Salome was mentioned before she became an Ascended Extra.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Her third skill, Dance of the Seven Veils, is an interesting skill. It gives her health regen for seven turns and a delayed buff which after seven turn charges party's NP gauge between 50% at level 1 and 100% at level 10. The catch? It also gives her a delayed debuff which cleanses one defense buffnote per turn for seven turns. And it is counted as a buff, meaning that she has to deal with it for the wait. And as a bronze-rarity Berserker, she is really fragile, meaning that you really have to plan out your team so that she can stick around long enough to get the benefit of her skill.
- Femme Fatale: One of the classic representations of one — especially if you consider Oscar Wilde's portrayal of her — a woman who inspires lust in the men around her, even her stepfather, except for John the Baptist.
- Glass Cannon: Even more so than most Berserkers, as on top of her low HP as a bronze Servant, she removes defense buffs from herself every turn when her third skill is active.
- Gradual Grinder: Her Noble Phantasm applies a Curse effect for 5 turns with 1000 base damage, but her NP Overcharge effect applies a curse amplification buff scaling from 200% base to 400% — in other words, by herself she does 10,000 Curse damage over 5 turns, she could do up to 20,000 if she somehow had even more Overcharge, and she buffs the Curse effects of all allies during that time.
- Has a Type: Lawful Good men, or just good-aligned people in general.
- I Love the Dead: She seems to be playing and doing... something else with the skulls surrounding her (especially with her Final Ascension). Do remember that her favorite skull is John the Baptist's, who was beheaded on her say so, and she admits to having kissed him as soon as she received his head.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her main weapon besides her magical skulls is a giant plate, presumably the platter on which she received John the Baptist's head. While she mainly uses it by charging it with energy, one of her attacks is to just chug whole bunch of plates at the enemy.
- Laughing Mad: A few of her battle lines are just maniacal laughter.
- A Love to Dismember: She's obsessed with heads, particularly with John the Baptist's head. She's even interested in the protagonist's head. It's eventually revealed through her Bond CE that all the other skulls are the heads of various other masters who've summoned her over the ages. She comes to love them all... and for her, loving someone means wanting their head to keep forever. In her Bond Level 5 line, she cares about the protagonist enough to warn them to make sure she doesn't get their head, and apologizes if she should get overwhelmed by the desire for it in the middle of their journey.
- Madden Into Misanthropy: It's noted in her profile that Salome probably wasn't a bad person for most of her life... but, having lost her sanity in order to manipulate her father into killing John the Baptist, she probably was by the end, and it's this version of her that's recorded.
- Named by the Adaptation: What makes her unique is that despite her infamy in beheading John the Baptist, she was just a bit character, and was never really named in the Gospel, only called "the daughter of Herodias," (hence the title). The name she was given, "Salome," was from a play by Oscar Wilde. Salome may not even be her actual name.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her hair starts out as being fairly short, though she does have two longer strands of hair that she wears in braids. By her third ascension, the rest of her hair has grown significantly longer.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's infatuated with any Lawful Good Male Servants because they remind her of John the Baptist.
- Situational Sword: Her 1st skill and Noble Phantasm gives her extra damage against Lawful Good Servants. This means that she will be a more effective damage dealer against a Ruler, since all of them are Always Lawful Good (except Holmes) and takes less damage than anything other than Berserkers or Avengers.
- Stripperific: She's scantily-clad, fitting for a lustful Femme Fatale.
- Yandere: Way crazier than Kiyohime and Brynhild. She loves John the Baptist so much that she requests her father to behead him so she can have his skull and kiss it. She's even aware that he's someone she's not supposed to fall in love with but she still loves him. This extends to her various masters, all of whom she loves, and all of whom she tries to decapitate.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.
ID: No. 50
Command Cards: QABBB; (B)
Alignment: True Neutral
Origin: Thrace (1st century BC)
First appearance: Fate/Apocrypha (as Berserker of Red)
Background development: Yuuichiro Higashide & Gen Urobuchi
Illustrated by: Ototsugu Konoe
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka
A Thracian gladiator captured by Romans who became a symbol of rebellion. He managed to repel an assault force of nearly three thousand dispatched by the Romans, leading to him being known as a hero who inspired armed uprisings by slaves in many places.
He's an ally in Rome, serving as a general in Nero's army and later returns for Lostbelt No.3: SIN.
- Animation Bump: The release of Lostbelt No.3 gives him a new set of animations to go along with his return to story relevance.
- Back from the Dead: His Unyielding Will gives him a five-turn Guts buff that revives him with 1 HP. His Bond 10 CE also revives him with 50% HP once during a battle.
- Berserk Button: He still has massive problems with authority. It's mentioned that if his Master forgoes a relation of mutual respect and instead tries to act like he's, well, his master, Spartacus will kill him. Even knowing it'd cause him to lose the war here and there.
- Body Horror: His new animations play up the transformation effect of his Noble Phantasm for all it's worth, with his proportions constantly inflating and contorting as he attacks.
- Boring, but Practical: Despite his Stone Wall characterization and skills, he's mechanically so fragile (even with his Guts and massive healing that could heal him from 1 HP to full) that he's better used as a walking, disposable Noble Phantasm. With sufficient investment, he's a class-neutral variant of Arash thanks to a self-charging NP skill, Unyielding Will, and a powerful one-turn Buster buff from his third skill, Triumphant Return of the Sword, from his second Rank Up Quest (his first Rank Up Quest notably buffs his first skill's healing, and it still wasn't enough for him to be commonly used). His Berserker class, EX-ranked Mad Enhancement, and this final skill finally lets him be used as a farming servant with his AoE NP; before this third skill, his base attack was so low he had difficulty even one-shotting Daily Quest enemies.
- Carry a Big Stick: He starts off with a spiked club, but after ascending he switches it out for a gladius.
- Catchphrase: "Oppressor!!"
- Combat Sadomasochist: Spartacus accumulates more prana the more he gets hurt, thus getting a power boost from it. A possible case of Blessed with Suck in the similar vein of Avenger from Fate/hollow ataraxia.
- Death by Irony: Along with Lu Bu, he meets his end neither through direct combat or by the hands of an "oppressor," but as a victim of collateral damage courtesy of Altera's casual decimation of the Roman Empire.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: In Lostbelt No.3, he willingly lays down his life to stop a Malignant Star on a village in spectacular fashion. He asks the protagonist to use a Command Seal on him, ordering him to "Jump!". Sounds ridiculous at first, but then Spartacus does exactly that, jumping so high he might as well be flying towards the falling sattelite, which he then tanks with his Noble Phantasm. He dies and his Saint Graph becomes irreparably damaged by it, but the sheer awesomeness of his sacrifice inspired the then-blissfully ignorant people of the Lostbelt to wish for heroes, allowing Chaldea to summon Servants into the Lostbelt.
- Enemy Mine: With Nero, though it's implied he's not aware this is the case as the United Roman Empire has more Emperors on their side for him to defy.
- Godzilla Threshold: In Lostbelt No.3, in order to stop the Emperor's Malignant Star he willingly goes against everything he stands for by asking the player to use a Command Seal on him.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: All of Spartacus's skills grant some sort of bonus to his health pool, be it self-regeneration for several turns, Guts, or a straight-up heal, all of which is necessary given his low HP and Berserker class. Even his Noble Phantasm, Crying Warmonger, recovers a large amount of HP based on Overcharge to the point he can go from near-death to almost perfect health when maxed out (though good luck getting him to survive long enough to reach that point).
- Gonk: With his creepy smile, disproportionate muscles, and weird bondage outfit, Spartacus is clearly not meant to be an attractive Servant.
- Gorgeous Garment Generation: His third and final ascension outfit finally clothes him with a cloak and stylized helmet similar to those worn by the Thracian auxiliaries of the Roman legions, which he was prior to becoming a gladiator.
- Healing Factor: His Nero Fest Challenge Quest is superficially similar to that of Heracles, but it cannot be won through sheer attrition since Spartacus regains absurd amounts of health at the end of his turns.
- Heroic Resolve: To the extent that Spartacus cannot fight at full power unless he has sustained injuries.
- Heroic Second Wind: Spartacus's Noble Phantasm converts some of the damage given to his injuries into Prana, heightening his physical abilities, however this doesn't apply to its gameplay version. Instead, it recovers a set amount of his HP that increases with Overcharge while he unleashes a powerful blast of Prana that increases in damage with level.
- Hope Bringer: Yes, really. The people of Lostbelt No.3 had previously more or less abandoned the concept of heroes in their peaceful, stupid state which made it near impossible for Chaldea to summon allied Servants as this world had no need or desire for Heroic Spirits and thus lost connection to the Throne. But Spartacus' sacrifice and final words were so moving to them it reintroduced the idea of a hero to the people and made summoning Servants possible again. Or in other words, Spartacus single-handedly strengthened the Human Order of that world with his death.
- Insane Troll Logic: Having taken a liking to the Protagonist, he employs a bit of Loophole Abuse so he can serve under them without violating his code of unrest. This involves forcing his Master to rebel against themselves by putting handcuffs on and then Breaking the Bonds thereby making them and Spartacus fellow revolutionaries.
- Killed Off for Real: In-story, the damage he sustains intercepting Emperor Qin's Malignant Star damages his Saint Graph so badly that the Throne cannot salvage it, meaning the other Spartacus's summoned will not remember his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Large Ham: Has a tendency to get boisterous and dramatic when the battle gets going, which doesn't quite fit with the usual Berserker-class lack of communication.
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to his appearance in Fate/Apocrypha where he was a disturbingly bloodthirsty lunatic, here he's a jovial, if similarly insane heroic ally.
- Made of Iron: Has EX-rank Endurance.
- Martyr Without a Cause:
- Without the context of the Roman Empire, Spartacus is constantly on the lookout for someone or even something to rebel against. The third Lostbelt reveals that he even views the force of gravity as an "oppressor".
- The Inheritance of Glory event has him ponder if bread is an oppressor for sandwiching food between it.
- Mighty Glacier: He starts off being slow but durable, but as he sustains more and more injuries he becomes a Lightning Bruiser.
- Nice Guy: Surprisingly. One of his comments is in a manner that's worried about you not sleeping.
- One-Hit Point Wonder: His Unyielding Will charges his NP gauge while granting a Guts buff for 5 turns, but if it activates it only revives him with 1 HP. Luckily, his other skills and even his NP can bring him back to speed.
- Perpetual Smiler: No matter his current emotion, he's always smiling. He'll look creepy no matter what kind of smile it is.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He served as one during "Inheritance of Glory" regarding on what he perceives as "oppressors".
- Rated M for Manly: It was entirely inevitable. Amusingly his profile in a loading screen is just this one sentence."That man was pure muscle."
- Red Baron: The Gladiator.
- Shoot the Dog: His Bond 10 Craft Essence has him expressing sympathy and woe towards the gladiatorial beasts he had to kill to survive.
- Stone Wall: Insofar as a member of the game's Glass Cannon class can be one, but his Skills, NP, and Bond CE are all dedicated to either healing him or giving him Guts, and he actually has the lowest Attack stat in the game (though his Berserker class and EX-ranked Mad Enhancement mitigate this somewhat).
- Stripperific: His first form wears nothing more than some underwear. His second wears what looks like bondage gear. Makes sense, because he is a gladiator.
- Taking You with Me: This is the ultimate application of Crying Warmonger, with him gathering mana from the damage he receives from enemy's strikes until he is at the verge of death and unleashing it all in a single magical burst that will destroy his body. In Billy the Kid's Interlude, he uses it to take down a large number of Celtic warriors with him.
- Talkative Loon: Most of what he says is either a Non Sequitur or just plain incomprehensible.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After his abrupt demise in the Septem chapter, Spartacus is given a chance to shine in the third Lostbelt when he supercharges his Noble Phantasm to save a village from a sattelite dropped by Emperor Qin.
- The Unsmile: He really has trouble doing anything but creepy grins, almost as if he's about to betray you himself, even though he's wholly on your side (and has to struggle to remain "true" to his rebellious nature).
- Weak, but Skilled: Spartacus has the lowest max. ATK among all Servants. However, his class which comes with a 1.1x damage modifier and a 1.5x class advantage against all but two classes, his NP Charge skill and his Buster Effectiveness buff skill all make him a very good farming Servant. His low cost and the low investment on his skills and level allow him to outperform other AoE Berserkers of higher rarity in efficiency. Spartacus's skills and Noble Phantasm also make him much sturdier than other Berserkers.
ID: No. 58
Command Cards: QABBB; (Q)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Origin: SE.RA.PH (as an original creation offshoot of Japanese myth)
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC (Caster's ending)
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
A member of the Tamamo Nine. After Tamamo-no-Mae underwent a millennium of training and attained divinity, she cut off her other eight tails and returned to her one-tailed form. Each of her tails were left a portion of her divinity and became a Heroic Spirit. Cat has Tamamo's more pure and sincere aspects.
She briefly appears in Septem as an NPC and is a brief antagonist and then ally in SE.RA.PH.
- Abnormal Ammo: One of her Extra Attacks after her animation update involves summoning a truly colossal plate of omelette rice and hurling it at the opponent, causing it to detonate in a huge explosion.
- Apologetic Attacker: In SE.RA.PH, she apologizes before attacking the protagonist and their Servants, since BB put a collar on her that forces her to obey. B.B., for her part, is amazed that she can talk at all.
- Ascended Extra: Only appeared in Tamamo's ending in Fate/EXTRA CCC before being a playable Servant.
- Balance Buff: A Rank Up Quest upgraded her Shapeshift B into Shapeshift (Lunch) A, giving her a bonus to Max HP in battle and grants immunity to debuffs for one turn, which allows it to be used to block her NP's self stun effect, making her a much more useful farming servant. Later on, a second Rank Up Quest upgraded her Witchcraft to Cursed Stream - Cat's Sunlight, which gives her a 1-time Invincibility to bolster her longevity.
- Brainless Beauty: Her C-ranked Mad Enhancement doesn't rob her any of her reason because she has little to begin with. She prattles on about anything and quickly bounces around during her first Interlude.
- Breath Weapon: Her new animation update gives her the ability to shoot a beam out of her mouth.
- Casting Gag: Tamamo Cat's style and extremely laid back, borderline fourth wall-breaking personality and her voice makes her sound a lot like Taokaka. After her animation update, she even gains paw attacks and punch animations that are very familiar to Taokaka's actions.
- Cat Girl: She insists that she's this, even though her ears and tail are obviously that of a fox and not a cat, and uses wan/woof as a Verbal Tic.
- Characterization Marches On: The SE.RA.PH event gives her A Day in the Limelight alongside Gawain, Tristan and EMIYA Alter. Notably, this events displays more of Tamamo Cat's intelligence and perception and dives a little bit more into her nature as a member of the Tamamo Nine.
- Chef of Iron: Implied by her stage cards from the second one onward, and just like the original Tamamo, she's a superb chef. Her cooking is so good, the barely-sentient Shadow Servants are flocking around her fried prawns.
- She might be an even better cook than Tamamo herself, according to Beni-enma.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Tamamo Cat is overall very weird. Her mindset and her dialogues are confusing, but she still displays a good amount of intellect, as reflected in her complicated metaphors. She's also very perceptive.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Despite her weirdness, she comes up with the plan to get to the far side of SE.RA.PH using a grilled mochi analogy that only the protagonist understands.
- Collared by Fashion: She wears a bell collar, reflecting her insistence that she's a cat (even though she isn't one) and how she tends to view herself as her Master's pet (when she's not likening their relationship to a husband and wife).
- A Day in the Limelight: When Rayshifting into SE.RA.PH, BB swapped out Tamamo-no-Mae with Tamamo Cat, which allows the latter to shine and make a better impression of herself. While still retaining her main quirks, her intelligence and perception become much more noticeable in this event.
- Expy: She's listed as the Neko-Arc type character.
- Fake Defector: In SE.RA.PH, she claims that she joined BB because the latter took care of her. In reality, Tamamo Cat faked to have joined BB for real, having used the Karmophage to restore her own power and she was waiting for the protagonist to save her.
- Fighting Clown: A silly character from CCC brought to Grand Order at launch, she's nonetheless on-par with other AoE Berserker competitors for farming, especially since Balance Buffs have let her keep up with Powercreep.
- Fun Personified: Her GO Mats entry says that she's a Neko-Arc type and just a gag character with no place in a serious storyline. That being said, she did appear as the comic relief for SE.RA.PH. Her appearance alongside Elisabeth and Stheno in the Septem chapter is played entirely for laughs, and quickly forgotten. The game even points out there was no real point to her appearance as she did nothing of use. (Of course, the further joke of her appearance in SE.RA.PH. is that she's actually useful and plot-relevant, despite expectations.)
- Ice-Cream Koan: She often throws around several weird idioms that have no apparent meaning. Tristan interprets them to be exquisitely unique poetry she wrote.
- Inept Mage: Retains her Caster-self's Witchcraft skill, although in her case its rank has dropped from EX to E. The low rank is apparently not because it is ineffective, but because it hurts her to use.
- Kitsune: No matter how much she insists that she's a cat, she's still a fox spirit. Or part of one.
- Lighter and Softer: In general, this Tamamo has a lot less darker personality traits than the original. She's not easily jealous, she's not (or incapable of) spouting passive-aggressive rhetorics, and she also lacks the ability to easily curse her enemies. As can be seen from her Noble Phantasm, the Opulent Feast has a different meaning than it used to, which is pointing at Su Daji's favorite torture practice of releasing prisoners inside a tiger-invested forest for a sadistic show.
- Little Bit Beastly: Though it's difficult to say if her hands and feet are actually her hands and feet and not some kind of coverings.
- Meido: Her second ascension outfit is this.
- Naked Apron: Her final ascension. Luckily her tail hides the naughty bits of her behind. This is probably a reference back to Amaterasu, who was originally going to appear with a "nine-tailed fox spin on the naked apron", but due to ethical reasons she was given formalwear.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot:
- Borderline parodied. She's a facet of a goddess incarnated in human form with Little Bit Beastly fox characteristics (her base form of Tamamo-no-Mae), but now she's also a cat maid with a few screws loose. To top it all off, it's not clear if she's more cat or fox despite her insistence otherwise, and characters have called out that her Verbal Tic is barking like a dog.
- Lampshaded by Suzuka Gozen in SE.RA.PH, who states she can't tell what Cat's "theme" due to all the conflicting signs, naming off "shrine maiden", "fox ears", "catgirl", and "devoted wife" and shouting she should just pick and stick with one theme.
- Non-Indicative Name: Shouldn't she be called Tamamo Fox? Lampshaded in that she insists she's a cat anyway.
- Not So Different: Tamamo Cat compares herself to Meltryllis and Passionlip that she's also an Alter Ego like them.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Once the party gets back to the chapel after recruiting her in SE.RA.PH., she decides to lay down for a little while on account of having been a "teensey bit mortally wounded" by Emiya Alter.
- Playing with Fire: An animation update gives her the ability to ignite her tail on fire and throw a giant fireball.
- Pungeon Master: Prepare for cat-related puns. Here's an example from her appearance in Musashi's trial quest:"Now we have no choice but to open up a maid cafe, or rather a maid CATfe!"
- Resting Recovery: Her Noble Phantasm is a scratching attack to all enemies followed by falling asleep for two turns, to rest from the exertion.
- Square Race, Round Class: In-Universe she mentions that because she is one of the Tamamo Nine, her existence is that of an Alter Ego, the same as Passionlip and Meltryllis. In Seraphix, she describes herself as "an Alter Ego with a touch of a Berserker".
- Starter Mon: In addition to Mash, Tamamo Cat is one of the ten (later 14) available 4* Servants that can be summoned from the Starter Summon. Among the ten (now 14), Tamamo Cat and Heracles are the two 4* Berserkers.
- Super Strength: Her Strength is listed as Rank B+, but to better illustrate how strong she really is, she's able to carry Passionlip without any problem. Passionlip weighs 1000kg!
- Supreme Chef:
- As a Tamamo Nine, her cooking is incredibly good as shown in her first Interlude when she serves you a full-course supper of garlic steak, pumpkin terrine, roast chicken in diavolo sauce, pumpkin pudding, and pumpkin pie with canapés. Mash and the protagonist are surprised at how good the food is, both thinking her too ditzy to cook competently.
- She's one of the Servants who are in charge of Chaldea's kitchen, which include EMIYA, Boudica and Raikou, etc. All four of them are seen working at the Chaldea Kitchen Truck (CKT, the Craft Essence).
- She ends up bonding with Passionlip a little by deciding to teach her to cook, declaring she'll be able to make her first rate in no time. Then she looks at Passionlip's hands again and admits that it'll be impossible.
- Her updated skill animation has her serving platters of lusciously-drawn steak, spaghetti, omelette rice, or shrimp tempura.
- Talkative Loon: She rambles incoherently and makes very little sense to anyone she speaks to.
- There Can Be Only One: Her true objective is to kill the "original" Tamamo (the Caster one) and take her place as the "original Tamamo"; as a result, she gets along with Suzuka surprisingly well. However, according to her profile in FGO Materials II, she knows that if she ever succeeded, it wouldn't actually solve anything, and has decided fighting is meaningless.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots. She's looking for some to eat during her Interlude and in the Rome chapter, was lured by Stheno onto her island with carrots.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink for the regular hair.
ID: No. 52
Command Cards: QAABB; (A)
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Romania (15th century)
First appearance: Fate/Apocrypha (as Lancer of Black)
Background development: Yuuichiro Higashide & Gen Urobuchi
Illustrated by: Hirotaka Maeda
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu
Due to legends associated with Vlad III, another name for him has been spread across the world, The Little Dragon, better known as the vampire Count Dracula. This incarnation of Vlad III is not truly a vampire, but his association with the fictional vampire Dracula, a cornerstone of popular culture, has granted him the Legend of Dracula Noble Phantasm that allows him to become a vampire (but not a Dead Apostle).
As a Lancer, Vlad prefers to keep it unused and would rather die than fight as anything else than the hero he was in life. As a Berserker, Legend of Dracula is locked into an active state, and Vlad has embraced this darker side of himself.
He's an antagonist in the First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons Orleans, summoned as "Berserk-Lancer" by Jeanne Alter.
- Ax-Crazy: As befits a Berserker. Unlike most members of the Class, he can converse with others, but tends to turn on unworthy Masters in short order, sucking them dry of their blood.
- Badass Boast: In the Final Singularity: The Grand Temple of Time Solomon:"If they want a vampire, then I shall show them a TRUE monster."
- Balance Buff:
- He's one of the most obvious examples of the game's power creep and was left behind as better and better Berserkers came out, however, nearly two years into the game he received an Interlude to buff his second skill. While before it was only a decent DEF buff and not terribly useful for a Berserker, the Interlude increased the DEF buff value and added a three turn ATK buff. This means that in a proper Arts team with Tamamo as support, he basically has a permanent 30% ATK and DEF buff. Not too shabby.
- His Battle Continutation was buffed into Fearsome Immortal for the "Inheritance of Glory" rerun. On top of the base Guts effect, it gives him a second Guts that lasts for five turns, and increases his NP gain from 20% to 30%. This buff makes him even stronger since now he can practically solo fights that he couldn't before, and throw his NP out much quicker.
- Berserk Button: Summoning him in this state intentionally. In unintentional cases, he will generously agree to work together with whoever summoned him.
- Blade on a Stick: A holdover from his Lancer counterpart. In fact, despite being a Berserker, his antagonistic summoning in France is dubbed "Berserk-Lancer".
- Bishōnen Line: When his Lancer version was forced to use Legend of Dracula in Apocrypha, he underwent a lot of Body Horror, becoming twisted into a monstrous, grey-skinned vampiric mockery of himself. As a Berserker, despite having Legend of Dracula continuously-active, he just looks like a slightly more scruffy version of his Lancer counterpart (though that doesn't stop him from invoking Body Horror on himself via his attacks).
- Body Horror: This version of Kazikli Bey has him creating his stakes from inside his own body, which means he's technically creating them out of his blood, hair, bones, shadows and whatever else. Shown in special detail when his Noble Phantasm is activated, when a mass of stakes tears out of his chest in a burst of blood to impale his enemies.
- Cool Uncle: Apparently, he sewed Elisabeth's outfit for the first Halloween event, "The Adventure of Singing Pumpkin Castle". Vlad sees Elisabeth as a fellow unfortunate victim of vampire legend and thinks she's turning the way she is because of the neglect in her upbringing, so he decides to be her Parental Substitute to guide her to the right path. Fan artists ran amok with this. Both the Lancer and Caster forms of Elisabeth call him "uncle" with respect and affection. Unfortunately, next year's Halloween event, "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins", shows this only applies to his Berserker form; EXTRA Vlad hates her.
- Dark Is Evil: Not normally, but he dresses all in black and acts as an antagonist in the First Singularity: Hundred Years' War of the Evil Dragons Orleans. However, as a playable Servant, he has an Interlude where he comes to realize that even his vampiric abilities can be used to help people.
- The Dog Bites Back: In the Apocrypha event, he is ultimately the one who strikes the final blow against Darnic, which is extremely cathartic after everything Darnic put him through. Somewhat subverted in that he admits that he doesn't actually truly hate Darnic for betraying him.
- Eviler Than Thou: He cautions the protagonist against trusting his Lancer counterpart. Talking with the Vlad from Fate/EXTRA reveals that he's much less likely to turn on you and he's not nearly as self-absorbed in spite of his religious fervor. Furthermore, unlike this Vlad, he views the Holy Grails as blasphemous insults towards the one in the scriptures and wouldn't dream of using it.
- Fur and Loathing: Vlad's outfit gains more and more fur trimmings as he ascends.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: As noted below, he's doing this in his Interlude—not unlike another iteration of him we know of.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His Noble Phantasm, Kazikli Bey: Bloodstained King Demon. One of his Buster attack animations has him impale the enemy directly in the neck and for his Extra attack animation, he impales them with stakes from below.
- Only Sane Man: Roman refers to him as this during the first Halloween event.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Unlike his Lancer versions, Vlad as Berserker embraces his legend as a vampire, and has his other Noble Phantasm, Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood, active by default.
- Out-of-Character Alert: The reason for his EX-rank Mad Enhancement is because he accepts the legend of Dracula that came along with his Berserker class. It's already established that Vlad hates his blood-sucking reputation. Him accepting the reputation is so ridiculous, he 'should have gone mad' to do so. Because his Mad Enhancement is entirely devoted to forcing him to embrace being Dracula, he's rather sane and articulate otherwise (aside from the fact he's now acting like a Card-Carrying Villain as Dracula).
- Power Creep: Early on the game, he was one of the most sought-out units, being the only SSR Berserker, having the highest ATK of any Servant in the initial launch, and his single target NP being able to kill every early boss with ease. However, more Berserkers have been added since and every single one is preferred over him: his weak skills and lower than average NP damagenote means that you need to have several good Arts-based supports (i.e. Tamamo and/or Waver) as well to max out his damage potential (though his second Interlude buffed his mediocre Morph skill to also buff his attack and improve his damage consistency). As a result, he was one of the least valued SSRs for a long time.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: He has EX-ranked Mad Enhancement.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's very good at sewing. He made Elisabeth's Halloween costume for her, his return gift for the Valentine's event is a hand-made stuff animal and he taught Astolfo how to sew.
- Red Baron: Impaling Prince. Also, Count Dracula.
- Turn the Other Cheek: Despite how Darnic used him and trampled on his pride during the Apocrypha event, Vlad doesn't bear a grudge. He ultimately kills his former Master out of a sense of duty and mercy rather than vengeance.
- Vampire Hunter: His Interlude involves hunting vampires in order to Clear My Name.
- You Are in Command Now: He will always treat the relationship between himself and his Master as that of a king and his retainer. No exceptions.
ID: No. 226
Command Cards: QABBB; (Q)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Origin: China (3rd Century BC)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Danciao
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera
A legendary warlord from Chu, who ended the Qin Dynasty and whose ferocity in battle won him a large dominion in it's wake. He installed a puppet emperor who Xiang later disposed of himself, plunging the recently unified China back into territorial wars, and became the nemesis of Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the subsequent Han Dynasty. After being driven back to Gaixia, he left a death poem bemourning his impending loss and took his own life, after which China was once again unified. He made his debut in Lostbelt No.3: SIN, albeit physically and mentally twisted into a half-human hellion.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: His profile says he was like a machine, programmed to try and make a peaceful world. When the Qin dynasty began to collapse, Xiang Yu thought the best way to make peace is to become a bloodthirsty warlord, causing death and destruction in order to ensure the future stability of China.
- Alternate Self: The version of Xiang Yu in the game is from the SIN Lostbelt where Qin Shi Huang did not die, thus allowing Qin to further modify him into the form he is now. It's heavily implied that the "normal" Xiang Yu would be summoned as a Rider instead of Berserker hence Hinako's desire to summon him in such a class before she got Gao instead. The version recruited by Chaldea has the memories of his Proper Human History counterpart. Hinako's flashback in the third Lostbelt shows a glimpse of what he looked like without the modifications, albeit only from the back.
- Artificial Human: He is an automata created by Qin Shi Huang using the salvaged remains of Nezha.
- Badass Boast: One of his Noble Phantasm lines couldn't be described as anything less than utterly badass. Bonus points for being taken straight out of his real-life death poem."Strength with which to pluck up the mountains, might with which to shadow the world! My chapter as a warrior will be demonstrated here!"
- Balance Buff: His Future Prediction was buffed via Interlude to now have a crit star absorption affect in addition to buffing the crit buff to now be double as good as its base form. With this, he now is able to be the role he was made to as a crit focused Berserker.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: A fairly extreme example - see Artificial Human above.
- Body Horror: He looks relatively normal in his base form, but ascending him makes his skin look pale and rotting and making it look like some of his ribs are outside his body. And ascending him further gives him Sickly Green Glow where his bare muscles are visible.
- Critical Hit Class: He can get an impressive 108% self buffed critical damage, but unfortunately he's a Berserker and has a Berserker's star weight, meaning he'll find it quite difficult to actually get those crits even with the ability to generate ten per turn (unless you build your team around star weight removal, like Yan Qing and/or Mysterious Heroine X Alter). This later was fixed with his Balance Buff, as he now has a crit star absorption to fulfill this role.
- Determinator: He refuses a order to stand down in order to keep fighting Chaldea in order to defend the existence of the Lostbelt, because otherwise that world will be destroyed and he and Hinako will be separated again. Unfortunately, he does this right after getting the snot beaten out of him by said group, meaning he can only put up a token fight and is promptly killed, which ultimately only manages to utterly break Hinako.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Admittedly he might not have known her true nature, but becoming lovers with a vampiric ageless monster born from the World definitely counts.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His silhouette appeared in the Cosmos in the Lostbelt opening along with Orion's.
- Empty Shell: He apparently lacked emotions for much of his life, and only truly started feeling human once he fell in love with Yu Miaoyi.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As mentioned above, in his last battle, he's already running on fumes but still chooses to fight us. To reflect this in gameplay, while he is still in full possession of all his usual skills and a higher HP pool, he has a permanent Defense debuff and he's no longer capable of charging his Noble Phantasm bar. Compared to previous multi-HP bar boss fights (especially since it's likely you just survived the all too tanky Qin Shi Huang), this one's a positively welcome break—at least until you have to fight the Lostbelt's Tree of Emptiness again.
- Gentle Giant: Despite his incredibly terrifying appearance, he speaks in a calm and composed manner in his My Room dialogue, and is quite courteous towards the player.
- Lightning Bruiser: He has A-rank Strength, Endurance and Agility.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four arms, all wielding swords. He gains another set during his ascensions.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Even among servants with non-standard artwork, Xiang Yu greatly stands out among all of them, with having a terrifyingly photorealistic design.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Thanks to his further modifications by Qin Shi Huang, he now resembles a centaur automaton. Further ascensions proceed to make him look like some sort of hellish hooved demon.
- Poor Communication Kills: His biggest flaw in life was the fact that he never bothered to properly communicate why he did the things he did, causing normal people to see him as a tyrannical demon due to not being able perceive his inhuman way of thinking. In his Interlude, he is shown doing a lot of strange things which turns out to be because he used his future prediction to prevent bad things from happening, such as crashing a party held by Jack, Nursery Rhyme and Ibaraki and smashing their cake as it was made by Serenity, without properly explaining why he did all those things.
- Sequential Boss: He is fought a number of times throughout the SIN Lostbelt, each battle is getting tougher over time except his final encounter.
- Serial Escalation: Thanks to his deformed centaur state, he's even taller than Ivan.
- Sickly Green Glow: Similar to Darius', but his molten, mutated body makes it look even more sinister.
- Unholy Matrimony: Was romantically involved with his concubine, Yu Miaoyi, who was renowned for her beauty. She also happened to be a True Ancestor and one of Hinako's past aliases.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In his life he tried to create a peaceful world. He did so by leaving a trail of death and destruction that helped stabilize China in the long run.
- Zero-Effort Boss: Very much Played for Drama. He only has one small health bar in his final fight against him and a permanent defense down debuff, making it extremely easy to utterly destroy him. Considering he's only fighting you here in a desperate attempt to defend a world where he and his love can finally be together, it's not exactly a good feeling to do so.