There are additional Classes and designations that do not fall under the seven "regular" Classes summoned as part of the Holy Grail War ritual. These fall under the umbrella term of "Extra Classes", and are typically only summoned under extraordinary or taboo circumstances. As the Grand Order and the FATE summoning system do not operate under the rules of a Holy Grail War, such Servants are far more common during the events of Fate/Grand Order.
While many Extra Classes exist, like Gunner, Saver, or Funny Vamp, only six have appeared thus far in Grand Order: Shielder, Ruler, Avenger, Moon Cancer, Alter Ego and Foreigner. The classes of Ruler, Avenger and Moon Cancer make up their own class triangle with Avenger beating Ruler, Ruler beating Moon Cancer, and Moon Cancer beating Avenger.
Moon Cancer is an irregular Extra Class which was originally exclusive to the Artificial Intelligence known as B.B., who became a virus which threatened the sanctity of the Moon Cell Automaton in a certain parallel world. It is more akin to a server-side threat designation than a complete Extra Class, so the qualifying parameters (outside of simply being B.B.) are unclear... though a certain self-indulgent, self-important computer hacker making the cut in concert with a major Hindu deity seems to provide a few hints.
They are strong against Avengers and weak against Rulers, and get a specific bonus to damage against Beast III/R.
- Composite Character: Much like the CCC Alter Egos, BB and Ganesha/Jinako really only exist as amalgams independent of whichever prior identity they had.
- The Gadfly: As of yet, there is no clear attribute unifying the two characters within the class apart from being people with an impish sense of humor.
- Rare Random Drop: Due to being originally a class exclusive for BB, whose incarnations are limited, this class was the one with the fewest units, which was toned down a bit when Jinako/Ganesha was released as a permanently available Moon Cancer Servant, making it even with Foreigner in numbers and just ahead on availability.
- Red Mage: All Moon Cancers so far have very good support abilities, but they also are able to take the role of the damage dealer and their Noble Phantasms do inflict damage. The more offensively-orientated BB Summer has one skill with a very strong utility which can allow her to support one of her teammates immensely.
- Stone Wall: The Moon Cancers have above average to very high HP for their rarity, allowing them to withstand the attacks from the Avengers fairly well. Despite their low to average ATK, it's usually enough against the frail Avengers, but compared to other classes, the neutral damage of the Moon Cancers is rather on the lower side, which is very notable due to the very rare occasions of them having class advantage (not counting Berserker battles).
- Support Party Member: Thanks to a lack of class-advantage and rather low attack, the Moon Cancer class takes this role the majority of the time: healing, taunting and helping the party stay alive.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: The class has offensive advantage over Avengers, while possessing an exclusive weakness to Rulers.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: The offensive side of each Servant shines pretty much only against Avengers, where their small attack is non-issue thanks to the Glass Cannon nature of Avenger Servants. Due to a number of boss Avengers being otherwise-untankable damage monsters, however (with the Epic of Remnant ones being especially infamous for this), when it's their time to shine, Moon Cancers are incredibly useful.
ID: No. 166
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Origin: Original creation
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya
BB is a digital anomaly that once caused a large-scale incident within the Moon Cell Automaton. She was once part of a health management Artificial Intelligence designed to manage the psychological states of human users within the Moon Cell. When this program developed romantic feelings for one user, it was considered "corrupted" and the lines of code containing these feelings were sealed away within a trash file, where they eventually gained sentience as the entity known as BB.
With self-preservation as her new initiative, BB usurped control over the Moon Cell and integrated the data of every primordial creation goddess into herself, seizing the power of creation itself. She abducted a number of users to the forbidden "Far Side" sector of the system, creating a paradise for herself called the Sakura Labyrinth where she would be free to express her broken ideas of love upon her captives.
Using her newfound powers and access to the records stored within the Moon Cell, she created five Servant-like "Alter Egos" by amalgamating Servant data from the Moon Cell into new beings which represent the cast-off sides of her personality. While the Alter Egos were originally created to help BB manage and expand the Sakura Labyrinth, they are divergent personalities and thus do not always see eye-to-eye with their creator.
She's the primary antagonist of CCC and in this game, the SE.RA.PH chapter.
- Advertised Extra: Downplayed. She does play an important role in the SE.RA.PH chapter, but contrary to what the trailers might have suggested she's not the main focus or even the main ally of Chaldea during the chapter. That honor would go to Meltryllis.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
- Turns out that the original BB AI that Kiara absorbed to become a True Demon in CCC was salvaged by GO Kiara who, in the SE.RA.PH extra story, plans to Take Over the World.
- It's pointed out in her profile that in BB's eyes her actions are totally normal and, in CCC in particular, anything goes in the name of "self-preservation", but in the same sentence also points out from any objective standpoint she is obviously insane and a being full of contradictions.
- Alternate Self: The two BBs who appear in SE.RA.PH are this to each other, despite possessing their memories from CCC. The main BB (and the one who becomes obtainable) is a copy of BB sent by the Moon Cell to stop Kiara. BB/GO, on the other hand, is the BB that Kiara absorbed into herself alongside Passionlip and Meltryllis in CCC to achieve her Heaven's Hole form and was ultimately "salvaged" by GO Kiara.
- Ambiguously Bi: She refers to the protagonist with a romantic tone at various points, not caring about their gender except to call them her "prince" or "princess".
- Apparently Powerless Puppetmaster: BB pretended to be a completely subservient manager AI of SE.RA.PH as she couldn't do anything against Beast III-R herself. She then creates the BB slots and KP with the pretense that they're for bullying the Master from Chaldea, when in reality they're to help bring Kiara down.
- The Assimilator: While not as powerful as Meltryllis, BB can use a drain skill as well. In SE.RA.PH, she drains Robin's levels for her own amusement and power up.
- Badass Longcoat: She certainly thinks it is, and she states that she would never take it off for her Ascensions.
- Blow You Away: One of her attacks is to use the wind blowing her skirt upwards on the enemy.
- Blue and Orange Morality: It's commented on several times in SE.RA.PH. by Meltryllis that BB's sense of morality is much different from humanity's due to how she was created, and not at all helped by how she purged certain emotions from herself to create the Sakura Five Alter Egos.
- Boss Subtitles: The subtitles that show up before major fights against specific enemies is intentionally kept hidden for her first boss fight. If one pauses it at just the moment it reveals BB's real nature: Advent Beast, though the only Beast you fight in the event is Kiara. Her having this is still a major red flag as it only appears for the Beasts themselves.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: She immediately demolishes it when she first appears by acknowledging her being voiced in a story cutscene and that she'll only be voiced for this part. It only continues to everything from her battle lines to her My Room quotes.
- Climax Boss: For the CCC event. While she's only packing roughly 400,000 HP, which is a bit less than the bosses fought up until this point, she has a myriad of other things going for her. She only needs three turns to charge her Noble Phantasm, has an ability to heal for 20,000 HP, and the only thing she's weak to aside from the glass cannon Berserker class is the Ruler class who only has two offensively oriented members at the time of her event that are both limited. Did we mention she also has a full wave of Berserker shadow servants to fight before you get to her?
- Composite Character: In-game function-wise, she carries many characteristics of the EXTRA universe's Sakura Matou (i.e. the medic AI of the Moon Cell) apart from her own—as seen in her Noble Phantasm below.
- Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes.
- Deadly Doctor: Her Noble Phantasm involves loading a massive syringe and hitting the enemy with it—while transforming herself into a sexy nurse.
- Double Agent: She's working for multiple sides at once, including Kiara, the Moon Cell, Zepar and even helping the player out in the end.
- Easy-Mode Mockery: If you purchase the Little Mermaid KP from the store (which is only possible if you've all ready bought all its counterparts), BB will claim that she created the item out of pity as you're likely having a lot of trouble defeating Kiara if you need such a powerful advantage.
- Everyone Has Standards: She's intimidated by Kama, first by how much skin she's showing, and then by learning that she's Beast III/L.
- Final Boss: She frequently refers to herself as a "last-boss type kouhai" and demands respect because of it. She's not the main villain of the Seraphix pseudo-singularity though, but her BB/GO counterpart does take the role of Post-Final Boss.
- Foreshadowing: After her boss fight, BB/GO suggests that BB will one day repeat her mistakes, thanks to falling in specific love with one being rather than general love for all of humanity, and commit great evil for their sake. And, well... check the entry under this one.
- The Gadfly: As Fate fans have come to learn BB will poke at and provoke just about everyone she can for fun. It's rarely out of genuine malevolence, however. At one point she even says it's worse if she's not teasing someone. She's not entirely unlike a kid picking on a boy she likes.BB: Well sure. I'm a bad girl at heart, after all. I could end up being an enemy of humanity on a whim. Besides, didn't I say as much before, Senpai? The more I like someone, the more I like teasing them! If anything, it'd be worse if I left you alone!
- Gainaxing: Good God, does she ever. Just look at her NP animation.
- Good All Along: As can probably be guessed from her freebie Servant status and role in CCC, she is not a straight up villain but rather someone pressed into fighting the protagonist. Throughout the event she leaves small data packets for you to find which are eventually instrumental in bringing the real villain down to a point where she can be beaten. Her Chaotic Good alignment suggests while she can be a big Troll, she is reliable when necessary.
- Hero-Worshipper: In her My Room dialogue, she has nothing but the most glowing of praise for Parvati. Being the good aspects of Sakura Matou, this resembles BB's relationship to the original Sakura NPC in Extra.
- Hospital Hottie: In her NP, she dons a nurse outfit which leaves very little to the imagination. Again, it refers to her original nature as a Moon Cell medic AI.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Maintains this opinion from her original appearance, with the Extra Player Character being the only real exception. Several of her bond lines have her wondering just why the hell does the protagonist put up with her trolling and never lash out against her as she would expect a normal human to.BB: [when asked about her dislikes] I hate humans. I thought that was obvious.BB: Reaping what you sow and digging your own grave are things that only humans are capable of, so feel free to destroy yourself without any regard for the people around you.
- Killer Game Master: Like her game of origin, she is the game master of the war in SE.RA.PH. She also dictates how the crossover event works in-universe, having set up the BB slots and locked away story and free battles behind gate keys in the shop.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: As per her source material, BB is painfully aware of all of the game mechanics and trends, taunting the player for thinking that she'll lose clothes like many other Servants as she ascends, making fun of the excess effort players put into grinding events, and handing players rarer items while making note of how easy ascension pieces are to find by comparison.
- Leotard of Power: She's wearing one, beneath her skirt and cloak. She doesn't want to show it.
- Loophole Abuse: She's supposed to delete herself after completing the task set upon her by the Moon Cell when she was sent to Seraphix but since it can't actually contact her to enforce this order, she just ignores it to do what she wants after beating Kiara.
- Loving Bully: She claims that her constant bullying and tormenting are her way of expressing love.
- Luck Stat: It used to be E but through hard work, effort and determination it got changed to EX. Her profile calls it an incomparable, unquantifiable miracle.
- The Medic: Her skill set is based on support and healing. She's got a tank build with weak offense but high HP, a direct heal with a low cooldown, a supporting stun and her NP charges the party's NP gauge. Her final skill is the very powerful Self Modification at EX rank, but given which triangle she's a part of and her low attack, it's probably not worth trying to build her up as an attacker. That said, as the only other Moon Cancer currently available in the game is a limited SSR, she's probably the only reliable counter to Avenger bosses most non-whales are likaly to have, making her a Combat Medic more or less by default.
- Mythology Gag:
- She remembers all her enemies from Fate/EXTRA CCC (Nero, Tamamo, EMIYA, Gilgamesh), and remarks that "Gilgilman" is as arrogant as ever.
- She really hates Kiara and suggests that you should lock her in a room with a fairy tale author to annoy her.
- No Hero Discount: Kiara using SE.RA.PH to merge with the world is a very pressing issue that even concerns her, but you've gotta cough up the currencies to pay for all the stuff in her shop. Her justification for needing KP to buy the Code Casts to debuff Beast III-R is that it was really, really hard to sneak both KP and Code Casts under Kiara's nose and you should be grateful that you even have something to buy the Code Casts. And the Sakurament she had you farm to buy all those gate keys earlier were her way of siphoning off energy to create an anti-Beast III-R weapon under Kiara's nose.
- Out-of-Character Moment:
BB: Geez, you already knew that I wouldn't undergo any further changes... yet you still used this much material on me. It probably doesn't mean much coming from me, Master-san, but you're a bit too kindhearted for your own good. You're still here for me, even after I've done nothing but torment you...
- Following BB/GO's defeat and the somewhat sad reasons for her actions, the player's BB turns and apologizes them for being uncharacteristically serious.
- BB is mostly cheerful, rather polite and generous in CCC despite her actions and only showed her frustration when Robin Hood started to act unusual to her, then later on when your Servant removes the restrictions that prevented them from using their Noble Phantasm while her only moment of showing sadness was before she got deleted while stalling the Moon Cell from deleting the Protagonist and their Servant. Here in Grand Order during her dialogue with BB/GO after the battle is over, BB/GO starts to question on why she and BB are meant to lose to humans every time only for BB to explain what makes humans unique. In a change of personality, as soon as BB/GO mentions how her original self back in CCC redeemed herself by letting go of the one she loved, BB's expression suddenly becomes somber and saddened as she also remembers that last final moment before she was deleted. It's quite out of character this time as BB wasn't really to the point where she would display anything outside of happiness and confusion.
- Her line upon her Final Ascension has her honestly surprised and confused as to why the protagonist would put so much effort into leveling her up, despite her giving nothing but trolling insults through nearly all their interactions.
- Panty Shot: She doesn't know if the player got a glimpse in CCC but she's taking no chances in GO, taking advantage of dialogue boxes to prevent players from peeking at them in story cutscenes.
- Playing with Syringes: Her new Noble Phantasm, C. C. C.: Cursed Cupid Cleanser, has her inject ascension materials into an enemy using a giant syringe.
- Post-Final Boss: BB/GO is this for SE.RA.PH, being the final enemy and antagonist of the event's Encore Act. While she's planning to Take Over the World, she's nowhere near as powerful or dangerous as Kiara/Beast III/R is, and mainly exists to tie up a few loose ends such as where the hell did Nero, Tamamo, and EMIYA fly off to in SE.RA.PH after being separated from the protagonist and add a few laughs. There is some tragedy and foreshadowing to her though.
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches to her knees.
- Reality Warper: Not nearly as powerful as her home game, but BB still possesses the BB Channel as a Reality Marble and can rewrite the information of events in her favor in order to plunge the enemy into chaos. Naturally, you don't get to utilize this outside of her Noble Phantasm.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She occasionally drops her silly act when she's angered, which is indicated by her purple eyes turning red. The antagonistic BB/GO has solely red eyes, unless the player chooses the dialogue options that she's not expecting.
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: As your Servant, she'll relentlessly prod and deride the protagonist for their efforts, but still follows them into battle without question as any other Servant would.
- Senpai Kohai: Refers to the player character as "senpai" and often refers to herself as a kouhai, which reflects how the Sakura AI, emulating the original Sakura, had this relationship with the "Extra" protagonist. However, she disregards most of the formalities of this trope and isn't afraid to be a Loving Bully towards her senpai. Especially because her sparkling prince/princess of the stars isn't here this go around, she'll have to settle for the protagonist as a second-rate substitute sempai.
- Shadow Archetype: Of the EXTRA universe's Matou Sakura; by design, she is the part of the Sakura AI which contains her discarded emotions and memories of EXTRA's Player Character, which eventually mutated and became a rogue AI under the control of Sessyoin Kiara.
- Skip of Innocence: Her Arts animation has her happily skipping towards an enemy before attacking them. However, BB herself definitely is not innocent and the trope is really just part of the cute and girly image she likes to portray.
- So Last Season: She swapped her "Cursed Cutting Crater" Noble Phantasm for "Cursed Cupid Cleanser", because she got bored of using the former and wanted to go with something cute instead.
- Spam Attack: She is a good unit in an Arts team as her Arts NP gives everyone 20% NP gauge and she has two Arts cards allowing for Arts Brave Chains to easily refill her NP gauge with the help of a support Servant like Tamamo.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Subverted in SE.RA.PH., in which she only gets all the attention to herself once the main story of the event has been finished. The short post-finale is dedicated solely to her.
- Stone Wall: Has one of the highest HP totals among SR Servants (currently only beaten by Siegfried, and she even out-bulks Mash) and her unique Class means that her only weaknesses are against Rulers and Berserkers, being defensively neutral to the other six standard Classes and resisting Avengers. She also gets a skill which removes a debuff on anyone (including her), heals them, and grants them immunity to the next debuff for a while. Her ATK, meanwhile, is on the low end.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: BB has an advantage against Avengers and a weakness against Rulers. She also is both strong and weak against Berserkers and deals extra damage against Beast III-R.
- Theme Music Power-Up: A remixed version of "BB Channel" plays when she uses her Noble Phantasm.
- Troll: In CCC she enjoyed screwing with the protagonist by randomly hosting the BB Channel and interrupting everything that was going on. In this game she messes with you even before the story begins and begins what is actually a rather gruesome story chapter. She also has a slot machine at the start of every battle that gives a random and usually detrimental effect before disappearing. Even in battle, her attack animations are extremely silly much of the time, pirouetting around her foes, holding her skirt down like Marilyn Monroe, and firing her ever-famous Sakura Beam.
- Truly Single Parent: As the Sakura Five were created from her splicing parts of her personality around the data of various goddesses, BB is essentially their mother, though only Passionlip actually refers to her by that title.
- Twin Switch: The BB AI sent from the Moon Cell to SE.RA.PH swapped places with the salvaged BB/GO AI so they could fulfill their plans.
- Walking Spoiler: Reading even a little bit about her and her role in the story will spoil major plot points of EXTRA CCC.
- Willfully Weak: She ranked-down her Ten Crowns skill from EX to D because she thinks having such invincible skill makes herself pathetic and that is not cute.
- Why Can't I Hate You?: Her third bond level conversation has this as the topic.BB: For a human, you're awfully lacking in biases and prejudices, Master-san. Is something wrong with your head? You're welcome to get explosively emotional or act like an ant, if you like. I mean, I won't have any reason to hate you otherwise...
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's still terrified of Kiara should you have both at Chaldea.BB: Wait... why is Kiara-san here!? If the Moon Cell is a processor that rivals the solar system in scale, then that quasi-Beast is a pleasure land of equal proportions! Just get her out of here! Chase her off with a badmouthing fairy tale author or something!
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Since she's based on Sakura, it was inevitable her hair would be purple.
ID: No. 220
Spiritron Dress ID: No. 12note & 13note
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Original creation
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya
B.B. is back, and with a fresh summer vibe. She is a digital lifeform who integrated the data of the primordial goddesses of creation into her matrix; now she uses the power of the Hawaiian goddess Pele to transform Hawaii into a Singularity where it is holiday time, all the time, until the end of time. At least, that's what she claims.
- Arc Villain: Most likely to the surprise of no one, she's the villain of the Summer 2018 event where she maintains a seven day loop with Nyarlathotep's power so that the player doesn't have to face the upcoming Lostbelts. And since this is a flashback, it's obvious she can't win. Her Bond Craft Essence does show what likely happens in a different timeline where she wins.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She is the first playable Servant with the Giant trait because her Noble Phantasm has her turns into a giant and scoops her enemies to crush them
- Beneath the Mask: In her first two ascensions, BB acts like she usually does, though with the added traits of summer Servants and Pele. Her true attitude comes to light in her third and fourth ascensions, where she acts more like an incomprehensible eldritch being with a low opinion of humans.
- Call-Back: An interesting example. BB's plan for Luluhawa and ServaFes is basically what she originally tried to do to save the Extra Player Character in the backstory to CCC: put them in a "Groundhog Day" Loop so that they wouldn't be killed or suffer needlessly, in the HGW Extra Player Character case and in the fight to reverse the Lostbelts in Guda's case. However, while doing that to the Extra Player Character is what led to AI Sakura's degeneracy into BB in the first place due to the ethical conflict of the act, BB has no qualms doing this for two reasons: one, her usual sadistic streak has been cranked Up to Eleven by the influence of Pele and Nyarlathotep, and two, evidently she readily considers the Lostbelt situation so awful and painful that preserving a bit of humanity in a looping singularity and trying to drive Guda into gibbering, lustful madness (as seen in her bond CE) is the comparatively moral decision.
- Cape Wings: In her third ascension she wears a cape that's similar to the one she wears in her regular form, but this one greatly resembles bat wings.
- Critical Hit Class: She has the powerful Self Modification crit damage+absorption combo for three turns at EX, generates star every turn passively and her third skill generates even more stars every turn. Further, with her third skill, she could get a Buster Brave (BB!) chain every turn to make the most use of her crit skills. However, she's held back by lack of class advantage, meaning players may prefer to have her generating stars and lock down the cards of a more useful class.
- Curtains Match the Window: Her hair may be paler, but it still matches her eyes.
- Dark Reprise: While BB Channel was always bit ominous, the version that plays when you fight as the final boss of ServaFes is literally titled "BB Channel ~dark mix~".
- Eldritch Abomination: She has the passives of the Foreigner class as a result of being empowered by Nyarlathotep. She is notably currently the only playable Servant who does not have the "Humanoid" trait.
- Epic Flail: Pulls out a giant one in her third Ascension for one of her attacks.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: For Valentine's, she breaks the fourth wall and Directly addresses the player - in an event; unlike with her regular version, which has an optional bad ending, this event can only have a good ending if the player skips the rest of the scene when prompted to. If the player carries on, she eventually gives the player a chocolate version of the island the summer event was held innote , including a trapped version of the player.
- Frozen in Time: Her Bond CE has the protagonist trapped in a still moment on 11:59 PM, December 31st as they fall to the insanity and horror of BB exposing them to what's out there as Nyarlathotep watches them both. The three stuck on the moon and the Earth devoid of life.
- Identity Absorption: Has done this with the Hawaiian Goddess Pele to avoid any interference with her plans and absorbs Pele's Authorities over Hawaii as part of her plan to set up the loop.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her Noble Phantasm, Cursed Cutting Crater, has these show up. However, BB herself does not have this, but rather the burning, three-lobed eye of freaking Nyarlathotep. Yes, that Nyarlathotep.
- Gyaru Girl: The theme of her summer version, complete with tanned skin. However she does have a costume that just removes the tan from her second and third Ascensions.
- It Amused Me: Due to them sharing the same interests and personality, Nyarlathotep gave BB its powers so it could watch what she'd do with them.
- Leotard of Power: She goes back to wearing her leotard in her third and fourth ascensions. Unlike in her regular form, where it's covered up by her skirt, here it's made very clear that it's a leotard.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Once she hits her third stage, she trades out her fire abilities that she absorbed from Pele for various darkness and tentacle attacks that Nyarlathotep gave her access to with his power.
- Mechanically Unusual Fighter: She has the ability to lock down the current card composition for three turns, negating the normal gameplay mechanic of shuffling every turn.
- Mythology Gag: Her Noble Phantasm has a couple, as it has BB become gigantic and scoop out a piece of land with her enemies and crush them out of existence. This references the original draft of BB's Noble Phantasm animation from Fate/Extra CCC, which was cut due to being over-budget. It also has in the beginning mud falling from a dark hole in the sky, which references the end of Fate/Zero that has the remains of the destroyed Grail pouring cursed mud that caused the Fuyuki Fire. The shape it assumes briefly before transforming into giant BB is also reminiscent of the "shadow giants" Dark Sakura utilizes when trying to kill Rin during their big confrontation at the climax of F/SN's Heaven's Feel route.
- No-Sell: She's immune to the burn debuff.
- Not So Different: With Nyarlathotep. When BB used Chaldea's observation equipment and saw Nyarlathotep at the end of time, they discovered they both have a love for humanity creating impossible dreams and not faltering in trying to reach it, and then eventually crushing those people and their dreams. It is this common interest that made Nyarlathotep give BB some of Its space-time powers, so she could carry out Its methods while It sits back and watches.
- Playing with Fire: Is able to use fire in different ways like using a flaming lariat, slammed dunking a basketball size fireball and snapping her finger to cause an explosion in her first and second stages. All these abilities were taken from Pelé, the volcanic goddess of Hawaii.
- Purposefully Overpowered: Her second skill as a playable character, "Golden Piggy Grail". On its face, the skill seems completely absurd: maxed out, it provides 50% NP gauge, a 3000 HP heal, and an eighty percent boost to her Noble Phantasm damage (20% buster and 50% NP damage, which multiply together) for three turns. That may look like the greatest power creep since Jeanne Alter was introduced, but it actually reflects a lesson learned from Amakusa and a few others: classes on the Extra triangle need a significant built-in damage boost to effectively use AoE NPs. Moon Cancer only hits Avenger for bonus damage... and, due to lore and other considerations, Avengers only show up alone, or accompanied by non-Avenger enemies. Summer BB would normally just have a 300-500% AE NP to throw at such a target, and that has to compete with Berserkers or other Servants who might get situational bonuses, never mind BB's own event version, which is basically guaranteed to have a level 5 NP and is single-target. And outside of that Avenger niche? BB would just get outperformed by anyone with class advantage. Her steroid skill is "overpowered", then, to ensure that she's actually useful in day-to-day gameplay and can contribute to things like farming parties in a meaningful fashion (which Amakusa famously struggled with for ages) - the 180% damage bonus in most situations simply means she's going to be doing slightly less than what another Servant with a triangle bonus would be dealing.
- Rapunzel Hair: Just like her original version.
- Ready for Lovemaking: Her final ascension... plays with this a bit, especially compared to the couple of strait-laced examples that have come up in previous summer events. There's your adorable ultimate kouhai, kneeling in the water at sunset, shoes off, the waves gently lapping at her legs, her beautiful skin matching the color of the summer sky, water glistening off her swimsuit and oh-so-shapely thighs... and oh, by the way, there are spiked Nyarlathotep tentacles all about the foreground and background. Her blatantly malevolent grin makes it clear it's quite on purpose, too, and that she's rather intent on making you her plaything.
- Reality Warper: Aside from turning the previously normal Hawaiian Islands into a Singularity before the protagonist's very eyes, she also threatens to turn Robin into a pig and changes his outfit to a swimsuit to prove she's not messing around.
- Red Baron: The Faceless Moon.
- Pele was a sadist and passed this on to BB, which made BB point out she already is one.
- Both BB and Nyalathotep love humanity's tendency to struggle towards dreams and ideals that are impossible to achieve, and to then at some point destroy those people's dreams... and the people themselves.
- She's Got Legs: In her Third Ascension, without her skirt and thigh-high boots, her long legs are shown off quite well.
- Sinister Scythe: Pulls one out in her "Devil BB" third ascension+ outfit for some attacks.
- Square Race, Round Class: By all rights, BB ought to be a Foreigner; she meets all the requirements, she is the "Foreigner" response detected by SHEBA, and she's the one XX is trying to stop. However, because of the nature of her origin from the Moon Cell, her Moon Cancer class keeps overriding the other classes she could/ought to be. There's some insinuation that she could "class change" if she wanted to (Self-Modification EX is a hell of a skill) but in this case, she's opting to remain in her unique class.
- Stone Wall: BB has great HP and relatively average Attack, although the stat difference is not as significant as her 4-star version, but she has Self-Modification EX and her powerful second skill "Golden Piggy Cup" to let her deal great damage.
- Time Master: She's gained immense control over time thanks to her contract with Nyarlathotep. She's set up a Singularity in Hawaii that creates a "Groundhog Day" Loop after seven days have passed, and her Faceless Moon skill, which freezes your Command Deck for three turns, is flavored as a time stop (if her exclamations are any indication).
- Unreliable Expositor: She claims that MHXX is responsible for all of Chaldea's problems and that Pele teamed up with her to stop XX. In reality, BB's responsible for everything and forcibly took Pele's powers during the process.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: BB saw what the protagonist was going to go through with the Lostbelts and decided to use Nyarlathotep's powers to trap the world in a time-looped, permanent vacation so humanity can spend eternity alive and happy.
- Yandere: Her Bond CE shows her endgame: Her and the protagonist together on the moon, observing the stars and the Lostbelt-destroyed Earth under Nyarlathotep's watchful eyes. The protagonist has gone mad from seeing Nyarlathotep, and can't remember anything except BB. It's 23:59 on December 31st, forever.BB: (final ascension) ...Yes, truly, just the two of us. After all, other than Master-san, mankind has been erased a long time ago.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's normally a more pale purple than her original version after her first ascension, but you can buy a costume where it's the same colour as the original version.
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: India (Hindu Mythology) for Ganesha, Japan (Original Creation) for Jinako
First appearance: Fate/Extra CCC (as Jinako Carigiri)
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki
A stone statue depicting Ganesha, a renowned Indian deity who was the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is known as the Remover of Obstacles, and is associated with intelligence and learning. There are numerous stories as to why Ganesha resembles an elephant, such as Shiva accidentally beheading him (not realizing that Ganesha was his son) and replacing his head with one of an elephant.
However, upon further investigation, there is actually a Pseudo-Servant hiding within the statue: Jinako Carigiri, an Otaku NEET who participated in the Moon Holy Grail War in a certain parallel universe, where she was the Master of Karna. Even though Jinako's name is written within the Spirit Origin, no one is able to read it out, so everyone calls her Ganesha. No-one is really sure how she relates to Ganesha, or if she is even connected to him in the first place.
She first appears as an ally in Lostbelt No. 4: Yuga Kshetra.
- Ambiguous Situation: Exactly why Ganesha is a Moon Cancer-class Servant is unknown. BB herself explains that the Class technically doesn't exist, and that it's more accurately a designation given to anything considered a virus/cancer to the Moon Cell, hence why she is classified as it due to her malicious nature and rampancy. So how exactly Ganesha, or more accurately, Jinako, fits into that classification is unknown. Jinako feels BB was the one who connected her across universes with the FGO timeline's Ganesha, but that doesn't explain her/their class. Thematically, it's likely related to the legend of how Ganesha broke his tusk and cursed the moon for laughing at him, thus causing it to go dark periodically, or how thanks to Karna's armor in CCC, Jinako managed to avoid deletion by the Moon Cell after Karna was defeated, effectively becoming something that shouldn't exist in the Moon Holy Grail War (a cancer on it, if you will).
- Animal Companion: Is accompanied by a rodent she calls Mushika-kun, in reference to how Ganesha's mount is often depicted being a mouse. One of her attacks involves sending it to attack the enemy.
- An Axe to Grind: She wields a large axe which she properly uses as a weapon when in Jinako form.
- Belly Flop Crushing: Her main Noble Phantasm, Ganesha Impact: O Meat Bullet, I Shall Give It My All Starting Tomorrow, has her summoning the actual Ganesha and then running torwards enemies with him. However, Jinako ends up tripping right before she can reach the enemies, causing Ganesha to fall down and crush them beneath his girth.
- Big Eater: She loves to eat, and she eats some of the rice cakes she's holding when using her skills.
- Blow You Away: One of her Jinako form attacks is a barrage of wind gusts made by flapping her elephant ears.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In statue form, she urges you to finish your dailies, ascend her, and grail her and Karna, Arjuna or Rama up to level 100. When she ascends, she realizes that she's an SSR Servant.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: As Jinako she's fairly cute, with even her chubbiness adding to it. When she's shown using her NP as Jinako, though, she manages to trip on her own two feet before she lands the final blow.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She first appeared as the statue that randomly appears in a Hunting Quest event prior to her official reveal as a Servant.
- Edible Ammunition: She catapults ricecakes using a spoon rapidly.
- Fat Girl: Conscious of her weight, and none-too-fond of thin people.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: In order to mess with Arjuna Alter's perception of being a "perfect god", Ashwatthama sends Jinako and Lakshmi Bai back to the first cycle so that the former can hide inside the giant cube that has been around the Yuga Kshetra, which turns out to be a combination of both of their Noble Phantasms through all of the cycles thanks to Stable Time Loop. The thing is that she has to be conscious throughout all the cycles, which have been going for thousands of years before that point. He tries to assure her that she will be okay due to how big of a NEET she is, but the whole experience almost makes her insane, causing her to forget everything except the promise she made before going back in time.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Zigzagged, as she both praises herself and puts herself down.
- I Have Many Names: When summoned, her name on her first Ascension card is displayed as "Great Stone Statue God", but her profile shows "Jinako Carigiri". Once she ascends, the name on her card also changes to "Jinako Carigiri". However, in both forms, she calls herself "Ganesha", which is also displayed as her name when she's on the battlefield, regardless in which form she is. Additionally, she also has "Jinako" written on her axe, but rather than in katakana, "Jina" is written in hiragana and "-ko" is written in kanji.
- Living Statue: Subverted. At first it seems like she starts off as a living statue, but in reality Jinako is simply hiding inside the statue.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know about Kiara's true character, as her My Room line for Kiara talks about how it's unsurprising such a nice person would be in Chaldea as a Pseudo-Servant. Which makes sense as she wasn't around for the CCC true ending and Kiara revealing her darker side.
- Making a Splash: In her statue form, she splashes her enemy with water which goes with a rainbow.
- Meganekko: Subverted, as she has the glasses, but not the pleasant personality usually associated with the trope.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Gains two extra arms with her third Ascension, as per common depictions of Ganesha.
- Mythology Gag: She has several lines referencing CCC:
- If you have Karna, she says she's happy to see that he's healthy but is sad that he doesn't recognize her because of being fused with Ganesha.
- She's freaking out if you have BB and wants to hide before BB turns her into a toy. She also thinks BB's the reason for her fusion with Ganesha.
- She's not shocked that Kiara is a Servant since she's nice.
- If you have any of the playable Servants - Nero, Tamamo or EMIYA/Nameless - she still badmouths them and says if needed, she can tag team with Karna for revenge.
- NEET: A self-described "completely useless indoor-type" who indulges in what's given to her. She wouldn't be Jinako if she wasn't like this, eh? She even says she's similar to Osakabe-hime.
- Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Somehow manages to spill exactly what she thinks of Parvati to her face:Jinako: Whaaaat~!? You're Ganesha-san's mama, no, his esteemed mother! Ah, umm, err, I, I didn't say anything!? I've only said remarks like you have no delicacy or that you're an ill-natured person who thinks she can just force her way through everything with just the smile on her face, because we're family... Ah, just a second, someone's calling for me so I'll have to take my leave here~
- Punny Name: "Sekizou" means "stone statue", but phonetically, it can also be interpreted as "stone elephant".
- Stone Wall: Taken literally a bit with her base Ascension. Jinako has an insane 17,844 HP, beating out even Jeanne d'Arc, and her kit includes two invincibility buffs, a Damage Cut and a taunt, and a heal on her NP to improve her durability even further, but her Attack stat is at a very low 9,166, even lower than Scheherazade, which makes her damage output not too impressive despite a couple of ATK buffs and a DEF debuff on her Noble Phantasm.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Even in her base Ascension form as a stone statue (and in all Ascensions following it), she has a cute bow to really hammer in that she's a female Ganesha.
Foreigner is a designation given to Heroic Spirits who draw their power from outside the sphere of human consciousness, often from unknowable Outer Gods of the sort described by H. P. Lovecraft and others. Unlike the other classes that appear on this page, this class made its debut in Grand Order and is the game's only original Extra Class.
Foreigners are uniquely strong against Berserkers, dealing double damage to them and taking half damage from them. They are weak against Alter Egos and other Foreigners, and have a specific bonus to damage against Beast III/L.
- Critical Hit Class: Foreigners have great star weights, and their Existence Outside the Domain passive grants them bonus critical stars every turn.
- The Dreaded: The intro to ServaFes 2018 posits that Chaldea knows about Foreigners in theory even prior to Salem happening (certainly prior to the Lostbelts happening), and whenever discussed they're treated with the same gravity and threat as someone like the King of Magic or the other Beasts. The mere idea that one is loose in Hawai'i is enough to make Chaldea go to extreme measures to deploy a team there, even without the ability to Rayshift and with Chaldea under its post-Timeless Temple investigation.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Since Foreigners are the result of a god of the Abyss attempting to possess a mortal, they usually wind up acquiring some of said god's mind-shattering superpowers and/or tentacles.
- Rare Random Drop: Similarly to the Alter Egos, all Foreigners are limited and, so far, only Abigail has had a repeat rate-up.
- Semi-Divine: They have Divinity not because they are gods or descended from gods, but because their powers are derived from contacting eldritch horrors from beyond the known universe.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: Deal double damage to and take half damage from Berserker class servants, and deal half damage to (and take double damage from) Alter Egos.
- Takes One to Kill One: They deal double damage to other Foreigners.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Simply being possessed by an Eldritch Abomination or channeling them willingly is not enough to be classified as a Foreigner. Their natures have partially rewritten the power into something recognizable by the Throne of Heroes.
- Touched by Vorlons: The qualifying condition for becoming a Foreigner is to come in contact with an Outer God or Great Old One and leave the encounter with their power and (at least some of) your sanity intact.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Averted. The main qualification to the class is defying the insanity part upon coming in contact with an otherworldly being which would try to possess them. Either they can maintain their integrity as they descend into madness or, instead of being consumed by madness, they consume the madness itself. Thematically, this is why they are strong against Berserkers.
ID: No. 195
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Salem, Massachusetts (17th century) / Cthulhu Mythos (esp. The Dunwich Horror)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
Voiced by: Hitomi Owada
A young girl who lived in Salem in 1692. It was she who, along with a friend, accused her family's slave and several others of attempting to harm her with witchcraft, setting off a massive chain of killings and bringing a third curse to a land already marked by the death of natives through plague and violence.
And yet, Abigail Williams is but a footnote in history; a girl far too inconsequential to the grander sweep of history to join the ranks of Heroic Spirits. And this Servant seems to command powers that no history records "Abigail Williams" as having. What force lies behind her creation as a Servant, and what grants her the strange, eldritch powers she commands?
The mysterious girl said to be the key to the mystery behind the various happenings in Salem, as well as your main companion and final enemy there (it's complicated). Because of the nature of this character in the story focusing on her, this entry is extremely heavy with unmarked spoilers for readability purposes. Proceed at your own risk.
Her playable version was introduced in the second week of the Salem chapter's release as a limited Servant and has the honor of being the first Foreigner-class Servant in the game and the franchise as a whole.
- Adorable Abomination: She can summon Eldritch Abominations at will to do battle for her (usually in the form of Combat Tentacles that surround her) and has a keyhole in her head that has another eye inside it. She's also a little girl who still retains that innocent cuteness even when she goes for her full transformation.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: The thematic concept behind Abigail's initial ascension is that she doesn't understand and is very afraid of the powers she's manifesting, and everything is incomplete - the tentacles are more indistinct, she whacks people with Yugo instead of her keys, she doesn't understand why power is shooting out of her forehead, etc. She even cowers in fear during her Extra attack. Naturally, this shifts into a completely different animation and voice set for her other ascensions, once she has embraced her nature.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her profile states her to be 12, making her increasingly Stripperiffic outfit age-inappropriate.
- Alien Geometries:
- You can see these, briefly, when she finally breaks the defenses the various magic organizations are hastily erecting around the Salem singularity to contain her advent. Her Noble Phantasm and a couple of her attacks also feature effects of this sort.
- These also end up applying to the tentacles used in various attacks and her "boss form", pretty much by accident - they're meant to be tentacles, but being persistent polygonal elements in a smartphone game designed to run on a wide variety of phones, they're very low-poly and the viewer can easily discern their individual polygons when they animate. Except this ends up helping the effect Lovecraft wanted to invoke, if anything, because they end up looking like tentacles, but they're... wrong. It ends up feeling more faithful to Lovecraft's desired tone than many other depictions (which many accuse of just ending up looking like octopi).
- Anachronism Stew: A few elements of her, mostly her appearance, do end up tripping this and she's not exactly accurate to where she's supposedly from.
- Her "normal" outfit has a number of anachronisms - most prominently, it features a profusion of tied bow ornaments. Bows of this sort were virtually unknown as a girl's fashion accessory in the late 17th century - when bows did appear, they were merely to tie sashes, rather than be free-standing or in hair. Her dress is also cut much higher up the leg than would have been acceptable in Salem for the time, even (or perhaps especially) for a child. Furthermore, her hat looks like a bowler - a hat type that wouldn't exist for another 150 years. It was also unusual for women to wear hats of this sort in general, unless they were riding - the scarves on the heads of various other Salem girls and women were far more common.
- Her teddy bears are also an anachronism - specifically because they're teddy bears, and even identified as such. While soft toys weren't completely unknown in Abigail's time, bear toys of the form she owns and shares with Lavinia didn't come into being until the beginning of the 20th century.
- She sings "Happy Birthday to You" if it's your birthday, seemingly as part of being American. While it's heart-meltingly adorable, it's also not necessarily a song she should really care about herself - "Happy Birthday" only came into existence around 1893 and only gained popularity in the 20th century.
- Even her "witch" forms get in on this a bit... specifically with her new hat. While pointed hats existed for centuries prior to Abigail's birth, the wide-brimmed, floppy-crowned pointed "witch hat" only became a major visual element of witch attire in popular imagination beginning in the Victorian period of the 19th century.
- Animation Bump:
- She is pretty much tied with Caster Nero or Osakabe-hime for having the most visually-striking Noble Phantasm in the entire game. While it features slightly less pure animation than Nero's, it features screen effects that the game has never used before and some of the most detailed sprites in the game's history. And in general, it's just astoundingly well-composed and directed. Sadly, in her initial playable ascension, it's much more simple in order to avoid immediate spoilers.
- Also, her first, "normal" appearance and her "witch" appearance in higher ascensions have a lot of different attacks, which means Abigail technically has the most varied animations out of any playable Servant. You won't be able to see them all in one fight short of taking a player Abbie into a fight with a boss Abbie, though.
- Background Music Override: Her Noble Phantasm has its own Leitmotif that overrides other themes. Said leitmotif involves a lot of sickly-sounding strings.
- The Blank: Not she herself, but Yugo and Migo transform into this for her third ascension and final boss form, having their teddy faces replaced with swirling portals to madness.
- Breath Weapon: One of her "normal" form's attacks is this.
- But Now I Must Go: Leaves with the real Carter to "find" Lavinia and the Sanson who traveled with you. Even if they're dead, she can go anywhere. She apparently succeeds in recovering Sanson, as he is returned to Chaldea, although without his memories of Salem (but he does remember Chaldea).
- Christianity Is Catholic: Averted; her profile specifically mentions that she is a Puritan and the Salem chapter actually manages to get a fair number of the thematic details of the difference right.
- Combat Tentacles: Her main method of attack... which involves summoning some Eldritch Abomination (implied to be Yog-Sothoth itself!) using her key to open a portal to another world.. Her "normal" form's tentacles are shining white.
- Composite Character:
- As "Abigail Williams" was not a potent enough personage to ascend to the Throne of Heroes, the Abbie in the Salem singularity possesses all of Williams' memories and is the "real" Abbie in ways that count, but she's also an artificially-constructed Servant purpose-manifested by Räum, and in the Salem narrative that Räum has built and loops, she also fills the roles of several other witchcraft accusers. She's also designed to be the vessel for an Outer God capable of inflicting pain and death on all humans the world over, simultaneously, which the original Williams had no connection to at all.
- She's associated with Lavinia Whateley heavily in the narrative, and Lavinia more or less completes her ability to manifest the power of her Gate and the Outer God, putting Lavinia in a role not dissimilar to the one she held for her own children in The Dunwich Horror, particularly the Dunwich Horror itself (although in-universe, it's worth noting that Lavinia & Abbie only ever see each other as close friends and behave accordingly). In a similar vein, when doing various chants in the narrative and elsewhere, she addresses "father" (otou-sama), which can and is meant to be read as just her conflating the thing she's linked to with the God of the Bible, but is also certainly open to other interpretations and/or multiple meanings. Particularly when she switches to chichi, a more obviously paternal "father", during her Noble Phantasm chant...
- And then, of course, she's outright called the Silver Key by a man who is Randolph Carter straight from Lovecraft's books in all but given name... at the time.note )
- Cool Key: She uses keys to unlock portals and direct her tentacles. According to the real Randolph Carter, she herself is a "Silver Key" that can go anywhere in existence (and beyond).
- Cute Little Fangs: Once she gets to her third Ascension, her teeth become a lot more pointed, which can be seen in their full glory in her Slasher Smile at her final Ascension. That said, even like that she still manages to make them look cute.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite the sinister tentacles and demeanor of her later ascensions, and her connection to an Outer God, she's good at heart and only fights the party because she's freaking out over Lavinia's death.
- De-Power: Her Noble Phantasm removes all buffs before hitting the target, meaning she can tear apart the game's best survivalists, the likes of Heracles and Cú Alter, with ease.
- Dissonant Serenity: In her "witch" form (second ascension onward, for the playable version) during combat, she generally sounds very calm and dreamy (a common attack bark for her is kurushime, or "suffer", in a very even, gentle tone) and when she's struck by an opposing Noble Phantasm, she generally sounds disinterested. She also giggles on taking damage.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She forgoes shoes in her full "Outer God vessel" appearance, instead having unshod feet covered in... something. And with toes that look a little... off.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: When in her witch form, Abigail can outright say "pour your mana into me" when selecting her Noble Phantasm card.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her "usual" outfit. Her witch outfits also capture the vibe to some extent.
- Evil Albino: Her highest ascension form definitely has this vibe, especially as a boss, although neither Salem Abbie or the playable Abbie are ever truly "evil" - Salem Abbie is, by that point, just terrified, riddled with guilt and ready for it to all end and has been convinced by Räum that she should be "evil", while the playable Abbie is still plenty loyal to you (although if you keep her in this form for My Room comments and whatnot, she definitely says some disturbing things).
- Extra Eyes: Inside the keyhole on her forehead.
- Final Boss: Of the Salem chapter.
- Foreshadowing: Caster Gilles has a comment for her in his material book profile, remarking that her aura is like the Abyss.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her "witch" form's Extra attack is firing multiple laser beams from tentacles. She also shoots a beam out of the keyhole in her head for one of her Arts attacks in her "normal" form, and also does so for the aforementioned witch-form Extra attack.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The historical Abigail Williams was just a girl who made some accusations of witchcraft, kicked off an infamous witch panic and then promptly vanished from history. But F/GO Abigail has a direct connection to a being similar to Yog-Sothoth, is a master of dimensional gate manipulation as a result, and during the singularity is being made into the outright vessel for this entity. It takes the combined effort of the Mages' Association, the Assembly of the 8th Sacrament, the Atlas Institute Alchemists, and the Church Knights working in concert to try and contain her and the god within her from assaulting the minds of every human at once... and they ultimately fail. It then takes the combined effort of the Queen of Sheba and the Great Witch Circe to hold her back just long enough for the rest of Team Chaldea to beat the Outer God within her into dormancy. And, much like a certain Sakura Matou, a bit of between-the-lines reading suggests that if Chaldea had failed, the Counter Force was ready to come down on her like a jackhammer. She was a Beast-level threat by the end, and as ever Chaldea obtained victory by the skin of their teeth.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: A similar case to Musashi in Shimosa. In the story, Abigail is too minor to be summoned as a Servant even by Chaldea's standards, with only her slow evolution into the host for an Outer God being enough to qualify her as summonable and the summons itself only possible because she leaves her pendant behind for the protagonist to use as a catalyst. Despite that, she isn't story-locked and can be summoned even before starting Salem.
- Glacier Waif: She is a little girl who is very thin, yet she has A-rank Endurance and B-rank Strength.
- Humanoid Abomination: The host to an Eldritch Abomination, who has a keyhole in her head with an extra eye inside it, and is able to call up other cosmic horrors to fight for her.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her "normal" form smacks the target with her teddy bear.
- Literal Metaphor: Prior to her official reveal, she is only referred to as the "Key Servant" of the Salem chapter, meaning she will be a major character in this chapter. Come the final part of Salem and her official release, with The Reveal of what she is, we find out the term is also meant to be taken literally.
- Memento MacGuffin: The protagonist ends up keeping the pendant that belonged to Abbie's parents, which is revealed in her Bond CE to have been the original Silver Key that was given to her by Räum.
- The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Her eyes shine like flashlights - or perhaps stars - in her reflection in the "space" floor beneath her during the climax of her Noble Phantasm.
- My Rules Are Not Your Rules: As one might suspect and Circe confirms in the Salem epilogue, in truth "Abigail Williams" is a person and existence far too minor in inflection and importance to be recorded upon the Throne of Heroes; she's little more than a historical footnote (there's no clear written record of what even happened to her after 1692) and no one person involved in the Salem Witch Trials was that important in the grand sweep of human history and consciousness. The Abigail in the Salem singularity has all of Abigail Williams' memories and feels the guilt of her original actions in the historical trials, but she's an artificially constructed Servant vessel molded to be the host of an Outer God, and will disappear along with Salem upon its collapse... in theory. In actuality, because her connection to "Sut-Typhon" (Yog-Sothoth under a different name) has made her into the Silver Key, upon Räum's defeat she can freely depart Salem in The Gentleman's company and wander the cosmos, and the Chaldea summoning system will someday manage to produce another facsimile of this "Abigail", who exists beyond time and space in her own way.
- Mysterious Waif: She's one of your main companions in Salem and her identity and class are one of its main mysteries, culminating in The Reveal that the entire pseudo-singularity was engineered to perfect her as the host for a being from another universe.
- Mystical White Hair: In her third stage her hair turns white to go along with her now-unnaturally pale skin.
- Nothing but Skin and Bones: In her initial appearance, you might notice her legs look rather thin and might chalk it up to a Noodle People art style. By her third and final ascension arts, though, the skimpiness of her final outfit makes it clear she's almost supernaturally, unsettlingly thin, and it contributes to the overall disturbing aura of her appearance.
- Not Quite Dead: Her boss gimmick is that she ignores health bar depletion to zero and resets herself back to how she was at the beginning of the battle, represented by the spectral clocks around her vanishing with each reset. She needs to be beaten four times before she's finally defeated for real.
- Odd Friendship: She notes that the Caster version of Gilles de Rais is really kind to her, a comment that could be interpreted two ways: That it's a ruse that Gilles is trying to use to murder her, or he is genuinely being kind to her due to their mutual eldritch connection.
- Oddly Shaped Sword: She wields what are essentially Keyblades for some attacks in her witch form. However, she only attacks with them directly in her second and third-step Arts animations; usually she just turns them like keys to open gates for her other attacks.
- Power Incontinence: The danger during the climax of Salem stems from the fact that she hasn't fully taken control of her new powers while going through a breakdown with Lavinia's death and Räum's taunting, resulting in her violently lashing out at everyone and the pseudo-singularity's rapid expansion before the protagonist gets her to calm down.
- Power Limiter: The nature of her Noble Phantasm (and, Salem implies, her own hesitation) prevents Qliphoth Rhizome from being as powerful as it could be; the way Abigail uses it, it's simply Anti-Personnel, but it could be an Anti-World NP (so, y'know, on par with fuggin' Enuma Elish) if it was allowed to be the truly endless gate to the Outer Gods that it could be.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Räum had Salem go through several accelerated time loops to make Abbie suffer and feel the pain of those who died in the trials to grow the Outer Being within her.
- Puff of Logic: At the conclusion of the Salem singularity, she's in danger of being the victim of this, since she's not recorded in the Throne of Heroes and will vanish when the singularity does. Happily, her new abilities as the Silver Key, with some help from The Gentleman, allow her to depart the singularity on her own and continue existing, and even give Chaldea a means of summoning another facsimile of her as a Servant in her own right.
- Pure Is Not Good: The reason why Räum chose her specifically to become the host of the outer being he tried to summon is partly due to her purity during the Salem Witch Trials. This "purity" still led to her accusing many innocent people of witchcraft, and she's actually tormented by the guilt of having done so.
- Purple Eyes: When she awakens her latent power, her normally blue eyes shift to this color. When the Outer God descends and she transforms further, her eyes shift further toward a red tone, although her "keyhole eye" continues to glow eldritch purple.
- Semi-Divine: She has Divinity, presumably due to her connection with the Outer Gods.
- Slasher Smile: She starts wearing a low-key but very menacing one once the Outer God within her connects to her fully; her battle sprite during this section wears the same expression. She also sports an absolutely killer one in her final ascension art.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Her full name is pretty cut-and-dry, given that she's based on a real person. Her nickname, however, is a bit less clear - in Japanese it's only given as アビー. It could be either "Abby" or "Abbie", as both would be spelled that way in kana and both are common diminutives of Abigail.
- Also, her Noble Phantasm has caused a fair bit of confusion, but most folks are reasonably sure it's "Qliphoth Rhizome", especially given the kanji companion title. This can hit a further snag as there are multiple accepted spellings for "Qliphoth" (קְלִיפּוֹת) depending on which Kabbalah tradition one is trying to reference.
- Also, somewhere between this trope and No Pronunciation Guide is the beginning of her NP chant in witch form. While it seems to be meant as the mind-breaking other-speak of the Outer Gods (fhtagn etc.), such speech in the style of Lovecraft and others runs into a bigger problem because, unlike English, skipping vowels is impossible in Japanese. It's listed in the JP script, and Hitomi Owada ends up audibly pronouncing it as, "イグ・ナ。イグ・ナ、トゥフルトゥクンガ" ("igu-na; igu-na, tyuhurtyukunga"). The nearest fans have been able to approximate what it's intended to run like represented in English/Roman characters is "Ygnailh, ygnaiih thflthkh'ngha" or something similar, but it's very hard to tell and Owada is audibly trying to pack in her vowels as fast as possible during the NP, to confusing and disturbing effect.
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit in her higher ascensions, used as her boss form in the Salem chapter, is a "dress" consisting of ribbons of linked cloth cut-outs combined with lacy black low-leg panties. When she really goes full Eldritch God on you, there're barely any ribbons left.
- Super-Strong Child: One of her stats is B-ranked Strength, which makes her physically stronger than many of the more muscled Servants.
- The Swarm: One of her attack animations has her conjure a swarm of insects to attack.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: She's strong against Berserkers, even defensively, and is weak to Alter Egos, making Foreigner the only class that Alter Ego resists. Foreigner is also, interestingly, weak against itself.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: A minor, but quite literal example considering her implied Outer God. In her interlude (which takes place back at Chaldea, before the Lostbelts), Abigail returns briefly to speak with you as she foresees that where you go next would be somewhere even she wouldn't be able to reach.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She's really fond of pancakes.
- Vocal Dissonance: Looking at her, you'd probably expect her to be a typically high-pitched, energetic little girl and during the Salem preview commercial and her first ascension as a playable Servant, she does sound a bit like that. When ascended or fought in Salem, however, her voice has actually lowered in timbre a good deal and is preternaturally calm. The general effect makes her sound rather older than one would expect.
- Walking Spoiler: Perhaps even moreso than other Epic of Remnant Servants, trying to discuss anything in-depth about her with regular spoiler tags would result in an entry that looks like a redacted CIA document. It doesn't help that her playable version, unlike many EoR Servants, doesn't hide her name and ascending her will give you some of these spoilers, but not all, and what you do see will lack the context Salem provides.
- Walking the Earth: She agrees to travel with the "Dimension-Traveling Gentleman" (strongly implied to be the real, actual Randolph Carter of Lovecraft's works, and as an Author Avatar quite possibly Lovecraft himself) through time and space in the hopes of seeing Lavinia again.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her later ascension My Room lines mentions that she hates dogs, most likely a reference to how, in Lovecraft's works, dogs tend to really notice cosmic horrors and those related to them.
ID: No. 198
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Origin: Japan (19th Century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
Voiced by: Yukana
An extremely influential Ukiyo-e painter, who greatly influenced foreign painters and musicians. Known for his very quick painting, he left behind over 30,000 works in his lifetime, in a variety of forms, such as ukiyo-e prints, hand-painted pictures, manganote , and shunga (erotic art). In his later years, he lived together with his third daughter and assistant, Katsushika Ou'i. His masterpieces include the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series, Hokusai Manga, the ghost painting Hyaku Monogatari and the erotic woodblock print "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife", among others.
She debuted in the 2018 New Year Campaign as a limited servant.
- Alien Geometries: One of their skills is the ability to incorporate the impossible architecture of the sunken city of R'lyeh into their Art Attacks to weaken the targets' sanity.
- Ambiguously Bi: Both father and daughter are implied to be bisexual. Ou'i likes Chaldea for having so many "beautiful" men and women that she can paint, while Hokusai (possessing Ou'i in her Outer Form) mentions he likes coquettish women, but also teasingly flirts with the protagonist regardless of gender when he and Ou'i reach their final Ascension.
- Animation Bump: A little bit of a theme for Servants from the latter half of 2017 (and two-for-two in Foreigner, natch), but by the Waves of Kanagawa, Hokusai represents another serious attempt at pushing forward what to expect out of the game's visuals. And just like Abbie, on top of the impressive NP Hokusai/Ou'i have some alternate animations at high ascension.
- Antiquated Linguistics: The dialogue of both Ou'i and Hokusai is absolutely littered with Edo-period terminology and phrasing.
- Art Attacker: Her Extra animation has her paint a drawing of Mt. Fuji into reality, with her Noble Phantasm doing the same with the iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Her second-step Buster attack animation also has her draw either a suzaku or a dragon in her pre-3rd ascension or a strange, mutated draconic creature or a sea monster-like serpent post-3rd ascension to attack.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Hokusai and Ou'i might be a Foreigner weaponizing the eldritch powers of alien gods, but they're not bad people at all. At worst, they're just loopy.
- Black Speech: Ou'i starts uttering fragments of the chant of Cthulhu in battle once she reaches her third ascension.
- Bokukko: Orekko, even, with the eccentric personality to match.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Her appearance in the Painting Summer Craft Essence image is this.
- Brown Note: The reason they can attack with their art is that they imbue it with the madness Hokusai captured in his confrontation with an Outer God. Their third skill, Alias: Octopus From Another Planet, allows them to incorporate Alien Geometries to further weaken spectators.
- Cleavage Window:
- Her second Ascension has Ou'i's kimono open to expose her bust.
- In addition to a Dangerously Short Skirt, her third Ascension's top resembles octopus tentacles and leaves the majority of her chest exposed.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Both Ou'i and Hokusai are quite eccentric and act pretty kooky in and out of battle.
- Combat Tentacles: Played with. Third ascension's octopus dress has visible tentacles coming out of the sleeves, which they use to... paint with more brushes at once. When you're an Art Attacker it does count as combat use, but still.
- Crazy Sane: Basically how Hokusai avoided becoming a thrall to the Outer Gods. One made contact with him thanks to the crack in reality that Abbie briefly opened in Salem, and wanted to use him as a vessel... but he was so completely, utterly, obsessively dedicated to art that he couldn't accept the poor aesthetic taste of what the Outer God wanted to do to the world from an artistic viewpoint. Mechanically, this is even reflected in Hokusai not having an Insanity passive skill.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Essentially the reason they are here. Hokusai met an Abyssal God (that may or may not have been Cthulhu himself), and almost fell under its thrall, only to call the Eldritch Abomination a lousy artist (as he puts it, an artist interprets the world through himself, the horror instead rewrites the world as its own) and vehemently refuse to join it. The experience opened a path to the Abyss through his soul, leaving him with some outworldly knowledge and power and kookier than he already was, but he managed to hold onto his own self.
- The Dividual: The main body is actually Hokusai's daughter, Ou'i, who also painted under the "Hokusai" name and was Hokusai's greatest assistant; the little octopus is Old Man Hokusai himself. Their Saint Graph in the main "belongs" to Old Man Hokusai, but similarly to Anne & Mary or Orion & Artemis, their summoning is something of a package deal and you're always guaranteed to get both when summoning the "Hokusai" Heroic Spirit because their legend and Mystery extends to both of them courtesy of Ou'i painting under the name.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Ou'i goes barefoot in the third ascension outfit.
- Doesn't Trust Those Guys: Ou'i is not a fan of "barbarians" (i.e. Westerners) and quickly decides she suddenly has a shachihoko to attend to if Abigail is one of your other Servants. Though by the Summer 2018 event, they seem to be on friendly enough terms to work together.
- Eccentric Artist: Bordering on Mad Artist upon their third Ascension.
- Eldritch Location: It's heavily implied that The Great Wave off Kanagawa is actually a depiction of the sea above the sunken city of R'lyeh.
- Flower in Her Hair: Plum blossom kanzashi, which are a common motif for the holiday period and season that Hokusai was released, New Years.
- Fusion Dance: At the third Ascension, both Ou'i and Old Man Hokusai fuse together (octo-Hokusai actually "docks" with one of Ou'i's head ornaments), which gives her dress its octopus appearance, and gives him main control of the body.
- Gender Flip: Subverted, in a similar way to Orion. Hokusai seems to have been flipped into a girl, but it's actually his daughter Ou'i. The real Katsushika Hokusai is the octopus while his daughter tags along because she produced work under his name and was his most important assistant in life.
- Hair Decorations: Which mutate from flower-shaped decorations into more... oceanic-themed forms as she ascends. Some of her standard hairpins in her bun either become or double as paintbrushes, as seen in her third and fourth ascension.
- Historical In-Joke: A possible reason why Hokusai was designed like a Cthulhu Mythos character was because the real one was quoted to call himself "The Old Man Mad About Drawing".
- I Have Many Names: Hokusai was rather infamous for the large number of pen names he used, with the total being somewhere in the thirties, something that was rather unusual even at the time. Ou'i even laments about her father changing his pen name again in one of her skill activation quotes.
- It's Not Porn, It's Art: Defied, as Hokusai's profile freely cops to the fact that more than a few of his pieces are just straight-up porn. Ou'i even offers to draw the protagonist some in exchange for letting her crash at Chaldea.
- Like Father, Like Son: Father and daughter are very much birds of a feather, even in real life. Eccentric and rude, but also laid-back and friendly. And that's before you get into their seemingly genetic skill in art (Hokusai admitted himself that his own daughter was better than him in some areas, specifically portraits).
- Minidress of Power: One with octopus like details befitting her fusion with father from the third ascension.
- Ms. Fanservice: Starts during her second Ascension when her kimono opens enough to see her breasts, and increases from her third Ascension with her Minidress of Power that shows off her bust even more and reveals her legs.
- Naughty Tentacles: They're a Foreigner because of a meeting with an Outer God and having an affinity with the insanity it produced. Said meeting also inspired Hokusai to draw "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife", which is about a woman raped by an octopus (and the first tentacle porn ever). It's heavily implied that the Outer God was Cthulhu itself.
- The Pen Is Mightier: Her first two ascensions have her using a giant paintbrush as her main weapon, and all of her stages use smaller paintbrushes as projectiles, with her third ascension having her use smaller brushes for her melee attacks.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Uses the old-fashioned term "Southern Barbarian" to refer to non-Japanese. Perhaps to point out "Foreigner" does not mean gaijin.
- Purple Eyes: Like Abbie before her, her eyes change color from blue to purple as she ascends - specifically, since Hokusai is the one most plugged into the Outer Gods, once he's in the driver's seat the eyes go purple for the duration. This also occasionally happens in-story when Ou'i feels a particular surge of eldritch power.
- Semi-Divine: Have Divinity due to their connection to the eldritch being that influenced them.
- She's Got Legs: Her Stage 4 artwork shows them off.
- Situational Sword: Her Noble Phantasm deals extra damage to servants with the Man attribute. The attribute is much more common than you would think, making Hokusai a surprisingly versatile damage dealer.
- Small Role, Big Impact: In the Servant Summer Festival, parent and child get the important role of... getting randomly killed off in the street on day 1 by the arriving XX. This small event turns out to be the main lynchpin of the "Groundhog Day" Loop, since it results in Medb taking over their booth and getting an unfair advantage on everyone else, meaning that Jeanne Alter's circle can't ever beat her. When they get saved on the final week, BB's scheme starts unraveling rather quickly.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Hokusai's not a problem, but "Ou'i" (応為, おうい) can be a bit of a chestnut due to the rules of Anglo-Romantic vowel combination. Her name is made up of three single vowel sounds in Japanese - ones that are usually rendered as "o", "u" and "i" in roman letters - but if you just print them like that you might think her name is pronounced like the French "oui" (yes), which it isn't - each sound is meant to be sounded quickly in sequence (and yes, even in Japanese it's a bit of a hard name to pronounce, which is why she often went by the nickname お栄, or O-ei). To try and represent the intent, her name is usually printed as either "Ou'i" or "Ōi", and it really depends on what the writer thinks reads better.
- Ugly Cute: The octopus is openly called that by Suzuka.
- The Worf Effect: She's unceremoniously offed by the new Foreigner during the "Servant Summer Festival!" to show off just how strong they are.
ID: No. 222
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Planet Servant (or so she claims)
First appearance: Back Alley Satsuki - Chapter Heroine Sanctuary (Type-Moon April Fools 2013)
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: BUNBUN
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
The legendary time-travelling (supposed) heroine from the Cosmo Guardian trilogy returns! She was once known as the Ultimate Anti-Saber Decisive Weapon and fought to free the Servant Universe from its ridiculously-high number of Saber Expies. However, over time the balance of the universe shifted away from Saber Expies, and original villains belonging to the Extra Classes became the new and popular trend. Mysterious Heroine X faced her most frightening challenge yet: unemployment.
But! This was nothing that a hasty retool could not fix. Now working for a secret intergalactic police force dedicated to protecting the universe from the evil Foreigner class, she's got a new look, new powers, and is not Altria in a robot suit. Mysterious Heroine X has been reborn as Mysterious Heroine XX, the Ultimate Anti-Threat-To-Humanity! (At least it's a paycheck.)
- Armor Is Useless: Sheds her Avalon armor as she ascends, and in her third ascension she just foregoes it altogether in favor of her crop-top jacket, swimsuit and trademark hat (which she was wearing under the armor the whole time).
- Big Eater: What would you expect from... well, obviously this isn't Altria, to be sure. It's a bit more complicated for XX, though, since she's now having to earn the food required to fill the endless black hole that is her stomach. The Master wins her over by helping her get consistent access to food as much as anything. (And what's her Bond CE? Well, her memories of her Earth vacation! Which, of course, has a big plate of Hawai'ian curry as the centerpiece... and a lobster, a pineapple, and some Hawai'ian BBQ sauce in the background).XX: Even though Im not a Servant from this planet, I will do everything I can to support you. I mean, you are my wallet, after all, Master!
- Butt-Monkey: She experiences looping time like the rest of the main team during the Summer 2018 event, but unlike the protagonist (who can always secure the same suite in the hotel every loop), she has to subsist on the initial set rations provided by her superiors and whatever lunch she can earn with part-time side work during the day. By the time of the final showdown with her, she's been reduced to camping in the mountains and is on the very last of her instant ramen.
- Critical Hit Class: Zigzagged. Her second skill gives her a generous 20 stars at max level at a very short 4 turn cooldown, but it also kills her critical star absorption by a scary 100%, reducing Foreigner's high star weight all the way to zero. But just like Mysterious Heroine X (Alter), the reduced star weight can be fairly useful in enabling her other allies to absorb the stars and dish out critical hits, turning it into a sort of supportive crit enabling skill.
- Dramatic Unmask: For most of the event, no one has any clue who - or what - she's supposed to be. When her armor malfunctions and finally reveals her true identity, that's where the cast realize something is wrong, as Heroine X is weird but ultimately well-meaning, and not the dangerous Foreigner supposed to be threatening Hawaii. Her mention of having to hunt "the Third Foreigner Response detected on Earth" also catches Jeanne Alter's full attention.
- Dual Wielding: She can split her lance, Twinmyniad, into smaller lances to attack opponents twice as much.
- Even the Girls Want Her: The third (fourth if both Ushiwakamarus are considered separate) female character to have the Brynhild's Beloved trait. Interestingly, MHX and MHXA don't share this trait.
- Expressive Mask: It's not obvious in her early appearances, but the eyes on her helmet visor actually reflect her emotional state... which, as she manages to get herself into goofier and goofier situations, include wide eyes of shock and even a ">.<" pained expression.
- Fanservice Pack: She's a fair bit chestier than original MHX, which makes sense both for her being older and the meta-joke of her being the Lancer Altria to MHX's Saber. Her final ascension art puts a particular emphasis on it. It's downplayed compared to Lancer Altria, possibly because she's only recently switched weapons from definitely-not-Excalibur to Rhongomyniad whereas Lancer Altria had already been wielding Rhongomyniad for years before you summon her.
- Human Aliens: Unlike the previous two Foreigners which were historical figures attached to entities inspired by Lovecraftian horror, XX is a "Foreigner" simply because she's literally an alien. (Unsurprisingly, her "Transcendental Existence" skill is an almighty D as a result.)
- Hunter of Their Own Kind: Her job is to destroy other Foreigners. Not only does she receive bonus damage through her class, but her third skill boosts damage against those with the Threat to Humanity trait. Oddly enough, her Noble Phantasm still deals bonus damage to Sabers. It seems some things never change.
- Idiot Hair: Could it really be Altri - excuse us, HEROINE XX without it? XX's is particularly impressive, as while the full helmet does keep it under control, in her other outfits it not only manages to poke through her hat (just like her Assassin form), but in her partial-armor form, it manages to poke through her metallic visor. Truly, Altrium is a wonder material.
- Office Lady:
- Invoked by name in the later parts of XX's event story. She literally describes herself as a "Intergalactic Police OL", and has been assigned the duty of hunting down the Third Foreigner Response on Earth simply because she's low on the ladder and, well, expendable. She also has the image generally of a put-upon office worker who has to camp and subsist on her own rations and work while everyone else gets to go on a full vacation. You recruit her in the event by offering to have Chaldea hire her on directly, where she can get away from being an OL.
- This is also just part of the joke about XX in general; as she's more inspired by Lancer Altria than Saber Altria, instead of MHX's wild teenager attitude, she's a bit older and has had to deal with "the harsh realities of the world" like getting a job she doesn't really like that much and having to deal with all the related bureaucracy.
- Older and Wiser: The general gimmick of her character. She's actually the MHX you met back in Saber Wars, but some years older and forced to set aside her dreams of Saber destruction in order to make her way in the world. This has also made her somewhat more civil and easier to talk to. She's essentially the Lancer Altria to MHX's Saber Altria, and of course, she wields Rhongomyniad and starts out heavily armored and loses armor as she goes. If you have original MHX, she'll even comment on "what a handful [she] used to be".
- Powered Armor: She pilots a very bulky mecha-suit when she initially appears. Medb's photographers (who go ga-ga for XX) explicitly compare her to a toku hero.
- Punch-Clock Hero: Taken to its literal extent where she'll break off and retreat mid-fight simply because her work shift has ended. She's also wholly indiscriminate in her slaughter of Foreigners, with her first targets being the innocent bystanders Hokusai and Ou'i.
- Red Herring: She's not the Foreigner-esque presence that Chaldea detected in Hawaii. That would instead be BB, whose contract with Nyarlathotep is hidden by her unique Moon Cancer class, and XX is a more benign Foreigner also trying to stop BB.
- Robo Speak: Uses it as an affectation when she first appears in the ServaFes event in order to conceal her identity and make her opponents think she's outright a robot. During particularly stressful moments, however (like realizing that actually killing normal humans or human gods would be a breach of intergalactic law that'd get her 100 years in prison), she forgets to do it out of exasperation. As the weeks wear on, she ultimately stops doing it entirely, both because Jeanne Alter's circle learns who she is and also as sheer frustration mounts.
- Robot Girl: Not one, but, like the above trope states, likes to make it look like she is.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: She wouldn't be a huge toku Shout-Out without one.
- Ship Tease:
- Naturally, her Bond 5 has a fair amount of this. It's a good bit more prominent than her teenage form's Bond 5, though, since while MHX was vague about it, XX has a pretty clear understanding of what "being near the Master makes my heart flutter" means and attempts a subject change that's about as subtle as a Twinmyniad to the face.
- Of much greater interest, though, is her My Room reaction to X Alter, if you have her. She struggles to maintain her composure when she sees her "Ecchan", and has to fight back tears of joy. But she can't bring herself to actually reveal herself to X Alter, and asks the Master to keep her presence a secret.
- Situational Sword:
- If she's fighting another Foreigner, because they all currently have the "Threat to Humanity" trait, she can actually reach one of the highest self-buffed damage bonuses in the game against them - when both Mecha-Suit and Justice At World's End/Furthest Reach of Justice are active, she deals a staggering 300% of standard damage against them, and that's before external buffs. And that's if she doesn't NP and buff her attack even more.
- At release, she actually had no other targets for Justice At World's End besides Foreigners, but the final Lostbelt bosses have the "Threat to Humanity" trait as well. Specifically, the Fantasy Trees.
- Shout-Out: Her Noble Phantasm animation has her charge up an enormous twin-bladed energy weapon that is made to look extremely similar to the iconic illustration of Ado Edem's Slash Emperor◊ from Angel Notes, one of Nasu's earliest pieces of fiction.
- In general, she is a parody of Space Sheriff Gavan:
- Like the Space Sheriffs, she works for the Space Police and uses Powered Armor to fight evil.
- The Kanji for "Detective" (刑事, "keiji") in her second skill, "Detective's Instinct", is the same used in "Sheriff", which is literally translated as "Police Detective".
- Her Noble Phantasm has two names: "Twinmyniad Disaster", and "Double X Dynamic". The latter takes its name from Gavan's finishing move, "Gavan Dynamic".
- Like a Gundam, her helmet packs either twin vulcans that fire blue plasma bolts, or automatic plasma guns that sound like vulcans. Her third ascension reveals that it is actually her ahoge firing these bolts. Altrium truly is a wonderful material.
- In general, she is a parody of Space Sheriff Gavan:
- Theme Music Power-Up: Bizarrely despite her previous claims of not being Altria, "Sword of Promised Victory" plays when she uses her Noble Phantasm. (This is extra goofy because her weapon is clearly Rhongomyniad... that is, Altria's spear.)
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: At least in her third Ascension form where she walks around with just bikini with sleeves.