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 exclusive to the Artificial Intelligence known as B.B., who became a virus that threatened the sanctity of the Moon Cell Automaton in a certain parallel world. Since she originated from the Moon Cell and grew within it, she can be considered the Moon's cancer - hence her unique class name.
She is strong against Avengers and weak against Rulers, and gets a specific bonus to damage against Beast III/R.
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
B.B. 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 B.B.
With self-preservation as her new initiative, B.B. 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 B.B. 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 there was a second BB AI that Kiara salvaged from the Moon Cell who, in the SE.RA.PH extra story, plans to Take Over the World.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 sub-singularity though.
- 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 her senpai Hakuno 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.
- 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, until any other potential Moon Cancers get released, BB is (technically) your only real reliable unit against Avengers—which sort of elevates her to Combat Medic status as well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sempai/Kohai: Since her sparkling prince of the stars isn't here this go around, she'll have to settle for her Master as a second-rate substitute sempai.
- Shadow Archetype: Of the EXTRA universe's Sakura Matou; by design, she is the part of the Sakura AI which contains her discarded emotions and memories of EXTRA's Player Character, Hakuno, which eventually mutated and became a rogue AI under the control of Kiara Sesshouin.
- 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.
- 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 attack stat, 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.
- 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: Inevitable due to being based on Sakura.
ID: No. 220
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.
- 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 Hakuno 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 in Hakuno's case and in the fight to reverse the Lostbelts in Guda's case. However, while doing that to Hakuno 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, B.B 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, Nyalathotep 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 B.B. become gigantic and scoop out a piece of land with her enemies and crush them out of existence. This references the original draft of B.B's Noble Phantasm animation, 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 more pale than her original version's hair after her first ascension, but you can buy a costume where it's the same colour as the original version.
An Alter Ego is a personification of an exceptionally strong emotion, wish or personality trait. The original Alter Egos were created from B.B., who removed her own emotions and blended them with the Servant data of various goddesses to create new digital lifeforms. Alter Egos differ from typical "Alter" Servants in that they are not "another side" or "another possibility" of a Heroic Spirit, but more akin to a "fragment" which has broken away from the whole and gained sentience as its own unique and divergent being.
Alter Egos are strong against Foreigners, deal more damage to Cavalry classes (Rider, Caster, Assassin) and deal less damage to Knight classes (Saber, Archer and Lancer). They also get a specific bonus to damage against Beast III/R.
- Artificial Human:
- The Sakura Five aren't Heroic Spirits, but rather fusions of various Divine Spirits in the Moon Cell built around aspects of BB's personality, such as Meltryllis representing "Pleasure". They are thus much younger than they look, which shows in their general lack of experience and inability to interact with people properly.
- Meanwhile, the two Mecha Eli-chans are quite literally Osakabe-hime's artificial Servants.
- Sitonai is an interesting example, as the host body for the three spirits is Illyasviel von Einzbern, the most famous homunculus to come out of the franchise.
- Composite Character: In-universe. Alter Egos are created by taking parts of the essence and power from various Divine Spirits (in the form of data in CCC's virtual reality) and welding them to a facet of the summoner's will and ego (BB, in the case of the CCC ones). As these abilities are often picked mostly for power, it's not uncommon for Alter Egos to have... unwieldy bodies as a result.
- Fastball Special: Meltryllis and Passionlip are able to perform this, especially if the air between them gets cleared a bit and they can work together (which was harder for them to do during CCC). The attack is a Noble Phantasm all its own titled "Virgin Razor Palladion" (or Virgin Laser Palladion), which effectively makes Meltryllis act like the spear of Athena. This attack is so powerful it allows Meltryllis to break the speed of light and break through anything that isn't an absolute defense like Lord Camelot or Avalon. She not only uses it to try and bring down the SE.RA.PH Kiara at the end of the SE.RA.PH chapter, but "earlier" she used it to break out of the SE.RA.PH and, thanks to the unique relationship of SE.RA.PH's descent and temporality, travel back in time to make sure you didn't die at the end.
- Floral Theme Naming: Sakura Five Alter Egos have this naming scheme - Meltryllis is named after the amaryllis (her name being a combination of Melt Virus + amaryllis) while Passionlip is, of course, named after the passion flower and the tulip - her sword-fingers even resemble the petals of one.
- Glass Cannon: The general idea of the Class is this - they have no defensive bonuses besides the very rare Foreigner class, but they get to hit five different classes for bonus damage, those being the cavalry triangle (Rider/Caster/Assassin), Berserker and Foreigner. They aren't quite as all-encompassing in terms of being cannons as Berserkers or Avengers, however, since they also hit the knight triangle (Saber/Archer/Lancer) for half damage. Meltryllis tends to be more generally glassy, but Kiara and especially Passionlip can actually take a fair bit of damage... if their skills are up. If they aren't...
- Improbable Weapon User: A core feature, at least of the CCC Alter Egos. Both of them have had normal body parts replaced with destructive implements influenced by their more dangerous goddess features. Passionlip's are her fists which are literally as big and heavy as the entire rest of her body (and thus rather awkward), while Meltryllis uses kickboxing... which might not seem odd, except that her lower legs are permanently fused to blade-stilts. Even some of the others get in on this, as Mecha-Eli naturally uses all kinds of absurd, kaiju-inspired weaponry and Okita Alter's sword is absurdly, impractically long. And then there's Sitonai, who has a bow and a sword that are fancy and not terribly unusual... and a battle bear companion.
- Loophole Abuse: They normally shouldn't be able to be summoned as Servants, but BB uses her powers as the Moon Cancer to allow them to be summoned like other Servants. Mecha-Eli and Okita Alter are similarly the result of various shenanigans occurring in their respective story events. And both Kiara and Sitonai have abilities that allow them to engage in deliberate shenanigans to allow themselves to be summoned if the Chaldean Master wishes it.
- Min-Maxing: Being a class without any inherent Class Skills and able to be made from practically anything, Alter Egos are very prone to this. The CCC Alter Egos have the powers of multiple Divine Spirits which are combined into rather overpowered abilities, but in exchange they have rather grotesque features on their bodies. The Mecha-Elis have A in Strength and Endurance, but at the cost of having E in the rest of their basic parameters. Finally, Okita Alter is overspecialized as an Action Bomb of the Counter Force, to the point that she wasn't given a complete Saint Graph, since it would just be a waste of energy and effort for something that was designed to explode. "Sitonai" manages to avoid this mostly by the dint of the fact that the three divinities involved have come to co-habit Illya willingly, so they were a little more sensible about how things were divided up.
- Rapunzel Hair: Not... exactly a requirement to be the class, but as the CCC Alter Egos were based off of BB, they share her knee-length hair. Their hair tends to be a bit more "floaty" than BB's near-Hime Cut, however, and Meltryllis' in particular tends to naturally divide into something resembling Twin Tails. Then there's Kiara with her hair spread all around in her 3rd stage, and Okita Alter's untamed Hime Cut starting her 2nd stage. Sitonai, naturally, inherits F/SN Illya's waist-length locks.
- Rare Random Drop: Alongside BB, the Alter Egos have looked at the other groups on this page and said "hold my beer". All Alter Egos are gold-rarity Servants and three of them are limited in availability to the CCC crossover event or very specific major milestone events (like New Year's or game anniversaries). Meltryllis and Kiara are 5* on top of this, and even if you get a 5* card roll in their gacha, you aren't guaranteed to get them. If you don't go in hard for them during the CCC event, friend lists are the only place you'll ever see them. Even Mecha Eli-chan is an event-exclusive to the 2017 Halloween event and it's only possible to get one version of the two (though the re-run allowed players to claim the other one). Okita is similarly tied to the third Gudaguda event. Sitonai was the first one to finally buck the trend, being a permanent gacha addition... if you defeat the second chapter of the second campaign, a minimum of eleven chapters deep from the start of the game.
- Superpower Lottery:
- Holy moly. As baseline, because of their hybrid construction all CCC Alter Egos get Magic Resistance, Independent Action, and Goddess Essence, giving them hefty debuff resistance, extra crit damage and a flat bonus to damage on top of their stats. Each one also gets another passive unique to them - Riding for Meltryllis and Presence Concealment for Passionlip - and then they get unique active skills, the best of which are unquantifiable and therefore EX-rank and are mechanically rather unique or have interesting interactions with the rest of their skills. Kiara herself has several passive skills inherited from her Beast version.
- Eli and Okita, because of the somewhat different way they were created, lack the Goddess Essence and Eli doesn't even have Independent Action, but Eli instead gets Item Creation B and both instead get a whole pile of other unique abilities, up to and including Okita packing an Anti-World NP.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: As noted above, they're unique in this regard - they hit an entire standard triangle (Rider-Caster-Assassin) for 150% damage, deal half to another (Saber-Lancer-Archer) and double damage to as well as receive half damage from Foreigners. This is about the closest players have gotten to date to having characters that work like the Demon Pillars. They and Moon Cancer are the only Classes able to deal bonus damage to Beast III-type enemies, which include Emiya Alter as the Lost Man and Beast III-R herself.
ID: No. 190 (Eli-chan) & No. 191 (mkII)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Hungary (17th century)
First Appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC (as Lancer)
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Rumi Ookubo
A mechanized idol armed with high-class weaponry to survive and triumph in the increasing bedlam of Halloween Events, created by Osakabe-hime's magic. The free Servant of Halloween 2017 with the choice of her Classic or Proto color schemes. The event was rerun in 2018 allowing players to claim the second Eli-chan unit if they so chose.
- A-Cup Angst: Even as a mecha, Bathory is still as flat as a washboard. Her final attack during her rather lengthy Noble Phantasm animation is called Breast ZERO Erzsébet.
- Affectionate Parody: Of the Super Robot genre and the propensity of an Alter Ego to be an Artificial Human.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Osakabe made Eli-chan Unit I as part of her scheme but she ended up taking her duty of taking care of Csejte Castle very seriously and turns on her creator because Osakabe didn't fit in with her directive.
- Alternate Self: Like all Elisabeth variants, this is a reflection of her desire not to be the Countess of Blood. If Elisabeth was never caught up in her delusion of blood... no, if she had someone to protect her from the pressuring notion that, "a woman holds no worth without beauty," the history of Čachtice would surely have changed.
- Ambidextrous Sprite: Actually parodied. As seen in the artwork above, both Mecha Eli-chans pose in mirror parallel in their artwork. However, instead of looking odd in-game, it actually helps in distinguishing them. (For note: the regular Elizabeth, in all her other forms, has her right horn as the larger one. Unit 1 follows in this trend. Unit 2, by contrast, reverses this.)
- Beneath the Mask: While Unit I usually talks in a "robotic" manner, her more "Elisabeth-like" personality occasionally slips out. At her final ascension, she unintentionally lets loose and speaks exactly how Elisabeth speaks, until she realizes it.
- Cranium Chase: Like Chacha's falling skill animation, both Mecha Eli-chans have a special animation in which they are losing their heads and putting them back when casting a skill. Unit I even tells you that you didn't see anything.
- Expy: On top of being a general parody, she's also a much more direct homage to Mecha-Godzilla.
- Glass Cannon: They have a good skill set for both NP and crit damage, a gorilla (triple Buster) deck, high attack and good NP gain, but no defensive abilities apart from their first skill's defense bonus. Given how low her her HP is, she almost plays like a less squishy Berserker.
- HeelFace Turn: After finding out Osakabe's true motivations, Eli-chan Unit I agrees to join with the protagonist to stop her and remove the singularity.
- Humongous Mecha: A gigantic Mecha Eli-chan Unit Mk. II appears on the event map, which towers over Csetje Castle, Ozymandias' pyramid and Himeji Castle stacked altogether.
- Machine Monotone: How she talks in combat. Unit Mk. II is more robotic.
- Macross Missile Massacre: One that's fired from her skirt (named "Skirt Flare" by Unit I). And that's just how her Noble Phantasm starts.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: They were this to each other within the event, as players could only pick one to keep. The re-run allowed returning players to claim the second assuming they played during the original run.
- Palette Swap: Besides color, her two versions are only differentiated in gameplay by how the grey one has a more "robotic" voice.
- Robot Girl: They used Bathory as a template, but that's where the similarities stop.
- This Is a Drill: Her Extra Attack has her convert her hands into drills. Unit I calls it the "Eli-Chan Drill", while Unit II calls it the "Spinning Crusher".
- Three-Laws Compliant: Moriarty tries to hold her back by declaring these laws. She scoffs that even if she was programmed with them, Isaac Asimov wrote all the ways to circumvent the three laws anyways. Servants are not human, so it doesn't matter.
ID: No. 167
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Japan (Original creation)
First Appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka
Kiara is a talented hacker and cult leader. A true Dark Messiah, she is a masochist and narcissist who twists the pursuit of happiness into an all-consuming insanity of carnal desire. In Fate/EXTRA CCC she is one of the principal agents behind the Far Side Incident upon the Moon Cell Automaton, where she attempted to seize the power of creation and impose her twisted perception of love upon the world. At the climax of the incident, she assimilated the data of the primordial goddesses of creation into herself and ascended to something close to a True Demon, but was defeated.
The version of Kiara who appears in Grand Order is from an alternative history and so is slightly more subdued and willing to follow a Master, though her personality is largely unchanged. Through certain circumstances, she has inherited the memories of her Fate/EXTRA CCC counterpart.
She debuted in SE.RA.PH as the event story's Big Bad and later became an obtainable Servant after leaving behind a portion of her data to be summoned as an Alter Ego.
- The Anti-Christ: As close as she can be. Her Nega-Savior passive skill grants her the same offensive advantage against Rulers as an Avenger. As the name indicates, this would apply to the Saver class as well, but we haven't encountered any of those in FGO. Yet.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: Her Noble Phantasm ignores both invincibility and defense buffs, making it one of the few Noble Phantasms to be completely unavoidable and unable to be mitigated. The only way to reduce damage is to debuff her Attack or reduce her NP strength.
- Balance Buff: Her Strengthening Quest takes a turn off the cooldown of her Clairyovance (Beast) skill while simultaneously adding an Arts down effect to the enemy to make her Area of Effect NP hit even harder. However, it's a single target effect with relatively small values on an AOE NP and only lasts a single turn, meaning the effect is also only a modest improvement.
- Brought Down to Badass: She still has several of her Beast III-R skills and abilities like Independent Manifestation and control over Demon Pillars, they've been severely limited due to her vow and different Class.
- Call-Back: Several allusions are made to her relationship with Andersen in CCC and The Little Mermaid.
- Several characters remark that Andersen should be used to ward her off.
- Since the GO Kiara inherited the memories of her CCC self, she has contempt for her time as his Master. Though she actively denies the two have ever met.
- Her Bond CE is the copy of The Little Mermaid she was given by one of the cult's followers. The profile notes that it was the item she cherished most during her childhood as she admired the fairy tales written by Andersen and clung to her dreams of being like them as she was dying from a disease.
- The material books note that because Andersen had significant time without Kiara's presence in this game, he's become just different enough for Kiara to be knocked off-kilter by the lack of total abuse in his responses.
- Cast from Hit Points: Her Goddess Metamorphosis skill grants her a wide plethora of benefits (Invincibility, increased critical damage, increased NP generation, increased debuff resistance, and increased healing received), but inflicts 3000 damage on herself. Fortunately, she can heal off the damage with her NP.
- The Corrupter: She wants her Master to become corrupted by her and fall prey to their desire, and serves as their own personal Mara to try to take them from the proper path to enlightenment.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was raised in a Buddhist cult practicing rampant sex all around her, heavily neglected by her parents and to top it all off, dying from a curable disease. After she finally got treated and began work to help others, she was hunted down by several organizations who didn't understand why she was doing such work, hence her joining Seraphix to run away from her pursuers.
- She expresses the desire to become an Alter Ego at the end of the SE.RA.PH chapter.
- In gameplay, when fighting her, her NP would show Earth's continents facing the wrong side implying there would be a playable version with the continents corrected.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: It's probably reasonable to assume that no Japanese Buddhist nun ever wears an outfit as body-hugging and revealing as Kiara does in Stage 1.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Her NP's Overcharge heals her for up to 6000 HP.
- Hand Seals: She performs this when using skills.
- Implausible Deniability: She claims to have never met Andersen ever even while listing insults he's lobbed at her in CCC."That man called Andersen? I do not know him. I know nothing about him. I have no recollection of ever being called something as abusive as melon mountain, cow woman or wench from the gutter. Therefore, do not make a mistake of calling us into the same room or putting us into the same party."
- Lightning Bruiser: She has fairly high HP and good Attack, and her third skill and Noble Phantasm improve her survivability as well, not to mention being able to deal super effective damage to six classes at once.
- Morality Chain: She wants to restrain her usual cosmic-scale nymphomania for as long as the contract lasts, but it's still very much there. In fact, she eagerly awaits the day her Master snaps and gives in to his/her desire voluntarily, as that would let her satisfy her lust without actually breaking her vow. However, like the Buddhist Mara, she also cheers on her Master as they resist her advances.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Her Noble Phantasm reveals the countless Demon Pillars she has spawned inside, after consuming Zepar with her lust.
- Naughty Nuns: Not only are her outfits designed to invoke as much lust as possible, her Buddhist sect believes in sex as a way to attain enlightenment. Keep in mind, that is the exact opposite of what Buddhism is about note (In fact, Saver was listed as her worst possible opponent, as he reached the real Nirvana and is thus immune to carnal desire and her supernatural charms).
- No-Sell: Her Nega Saver ability allows her to completely shut down the class skills of the Ruler and Saver classes. This doesn't mean she automatically wins, however, just that she can ignore abilities like True Name Discernment and Counter Hero.
- Promoted to Playable: So far she's the only Beast to become playable after beating them. Her class is changed from her original one though.
- Redemption Demotion: Just like Amakusa, Kiara is a nightmare to fight as an enemy (as seen in her Beast III-R incarnation), but not too great in your party otherwise. Although the Alter Ego Kiara can potentially can be more terrifying enemy than her Beast self (as her NP can pierce both defenses and invincibility, making it completely unstoppable, something that the Beast version lacked).
- Reformed, but Rejected: If you choose to say offering the protagonist a Valentine's chocolate isn't like her, she's offended because the gesture was sincere and says 'Fine, you want me to act like myself? You do remember that 'myself' is a horrible rape monster, right?' with the scene basically giving you a bad ending where she goes all Beast III-R on you again. Of course, it doesn't actually affect anything beyond the scene itself.
- She's Got Legs: Her nun habit has a large slit to show off her legs.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: She is unique amongst the Alter Egos as her Nega-Savior passive skill grants her increased damage against Rulers, making her able to dish out super effective damage against six different Servant classes (the Rider triangle, Berserkers, Rulers and Foreigners).
- Theme Music Power-Up: "Anima Ataraxia" from CCC plays when she uses her Noble Phantasm.
- Vagina Dentata: The Grand Order version of Heaven's Hole has her open a giant hole shaped like one to suck the enemy inside her body.
ID: No. 163
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: SE.RA.PH (Original creation using elements from Greek, Ugaritic, and Hindu mythology)
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Saori Hayami
An Alter Ego of Pleasure created by B.B. by amalgamating the Servant data of Artemis, Lotan and Saraswati. Her personality is one of perfectionism and merciless sadism, and her naturally high prowess has created a feeling of arrogance and disrespect towards her fellow Alter Egos and even B.B. herself.
She struggles to understand the emotions of other people and considers herself a monster; in turn, she believes she will never find someone capable of understanding her own complex feelings. Like all Alter Egos, one of her senses has been dulled: in the case of Meltryllis, it is her sense of touch, which reinforces her feeling of isolation from the world. Yet Meltryllis is still a being born from the wish of a young girl, and so she unconsciously longs for the idea of true love.
She's an antagonist in Fate/EXTRA CCC and debuted as a major ally in SE.RA.PH, being the protagonist's main Servant.
- A-Cup Angst: She doesn't like looking like a little girl despite being the oldest of the Sakura Five and gets frustrated about it occasionally. Passionlip also mocks her lack of breasts and then begs you not to tell Meltryllis she said it.
- Armed Legs: Her massive, weaponized prosthetic legs. Yes, she does not have "true" lower legs; those blades replace her legs below the knee entirely. Also, much like Passionlip's hands, merely touching them can be extremely dangerous for normal humans.
- The Assimilator: She once again has Melt Virus, and the trope is pretty much how it works - she can infect you with it in order to steal your levels, stats and whatnot. In gameplay terms, she inflicts an NP down effect on the enemy (and her allies, since she doesn't discriminate when it comes to gathering power), and after a turn, gains NP damage herself.
- Balance Buff: Her third skill was neither great nor terrible, but frequently annoyed players because A) the NP damage buff did not scale and B) it was easy to screw up the timing and miss out on being able to use it at all. She eventually received a Strengthening Quest to cause the damage to scale from 20-30% rather than being a flat 20% as well as making the effect go off instantly and last for two turns. Since her NP gain isn't quite good enough to let her NP twice in a row even under ideal circumstances without support, this effectively just means that you can use the skill and her NP either on the same turn if you want to use it by itself or the next if you want to use it as part of an NP chain and don't want to worry about the party demerit effect, which was how it originally worked.
- The Berserker: Her Sadist skill increases her damage as she continues fighting, but also leaves her more vulnerable to enemy as she gets caught up in battle. This is reflected pretty bluntly by an attack increase accompanied by a defense decrease in gameplay. Her boss fight version has this as a passive skill that increases her damage as she continues, make her fight a rush to take her out before she slaughters your entire party with crits.
- Blood Knight: Just like in CCC; she actually has trouble feeling things (both in terms of emotion and in terms of her senses) if she isn't fighting, and her excitement audibly increases when she gets to use her Extra attack or Noble Phantasm.
- Bridal Carry: Is the recipient of one from the protagonist late in the SE.RA.PH chapter, when she's too wiped out to actually make it back into the church the team is using as a base. Cue Meltryllis turning into a tomato and having a tiny panic attack over the risk of the protagonist accidentally touching the combat part of her legs and suffering major injury as a result.
- Call-Back: Still has an interest in EMIYA, which is why she's mad that the "senpai" she meets in the church is his Alter.
- Combat Stilettos: More like combat stilts, but the essential idea applies.
- Dance Battler: Her essential fighting style, which is why Sarasvati Meltout is a Quick attack and she has a QQABB deck. Her combat animations can only be described as "murder by way of slam-dancing", and this version of Sarasvati Meltout involves pirouetting hard enough to create a cyclone of water. Ballet dancing (especially Swan Lake, which is regularly used as a metaphor) is her recurring character motif.
- Deuteragonist: She's your main ally in the SE.RA.PH chapter, and most of the story in that chapter revolves around her and her attempts to make sure that the Protagonist survives against Kiara.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After Passionip is rescued, she's the first to notice that something is wrong with Meltryllis, presumably because she's the only one who knew her before this. After she admits her condition, she tells Passionlip about the previous attempt to defeat Kiara and how she bonded with the protagonist before they died the first time. When Passionlip tears up, Meltryllis bristles and says that if she pities her for what she considers her the greatest experience in her life then their friendship will be over. However, Passionlip does understand that Meltryllis cherished that week and envies her, wishing she could have such memories.
- Handicapped Badass: She is very nearly a quadruple amputee in effect if not reality. She has no legs beneath the knee and her arms and hands both move very awkwardly and have almost no feeling in them. She finds it difficult to even shake hands. However, she's also an extremely dangerous fighter and despite her handicaps is very quick. Further, she can infect people with a virus that drains their abilities for herself.
- Heroic R.R.O.D.: Her Saint Graph has been irreparably damaged by using her combination attack with Passionlip to move through time digitally to save the protagonist, causing her strength to deteriorate throughout the event. When everything is finally all wrapped up, she can't be saved, but BB does manage to record her data such that she can be summoned again in the future as a new her, though she won't have the current Meltryllis's memories.
- Hidden Depths: She's extremely passionate about dolls, seeming to find a certain connection between them and herself. Plus, despite her arrogant attitude, she seems to want to do simple things like hold hands just as much as Passionlip, though she claims she can't even feel it. So, you know, you better hold on tight and make her feel it.
- I Shall Taunt You: She has her infamous "Ahh, scary, scary~"note line from CCC here as well; this time she can say it on skill use.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: At first she seems to be a subversion given that she's the only one of the Sakura Five with those striking blue eyes, yet is vicious and sadistic. However, she's actually scared of love in some senses, is said to be highly devoted in CCC and in the present where she's more mellow she turns out to want the same simple pleasures as her more obviously innocent sister, Passionlip.
- Jerkass Façade: She pretends to hate and look down on humans, but she and the other Alteregos are actually afraid of them and wish they could be human themselves.
- Little Big Sister: She likes to consider herself the big sister of the Sakura Five, but Passionlip privately admits that she can't take her seriously because of how small she is, then begs the protagonist not to tell her she said so.
- Making a Splash: All of the deities she draws power from have ties to water, she had a lot of water-based imagery associated with her in CCC, and Sarasvati Meltout involves attacking her target with a torrent of water and her weaponized legs.
- Narcissist: While she doesn't take her pride to a psychotic extent like in CCC, she is still very proud of her physical form and flaunts it. There's a small comment from the protagonist's point of view in her profile, noting that her in-profile height and weight are actually her with (legs) height and without weight, before concluding that it's obvious what her reasons are for rewriting it.
- No Social Skills: She's so intent on paying attention to the protagonist that she fails to notice what the other people around her are thinking. It takes the entire event and BB telling her outright for her to realize that Tristan was worried about her.
- Not Helping Your Case: She is fundamentally a kind of Frankenstein monster made up of an assortment of random goddesses and given a warped psyche focused solely on pleasure. She's developed beyond that somewhat such that she's not particularly hostile anymore, but refuses to defend herself when she's accused of anything or even deny charges laid at her. The reason she likes the protagonist is because they trust her despite this and still wants to help.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She dons what is essentially a wedding dress in her Third Ascension.
- Power Degeneration: The damage done to her Saint Graph from time travelling and the high cost of mana needed to prevent the protagonist from digitizing causes her to slowly lose power over the course of the story, which is shown in gameplay with her level steadily dropping from 90 to 70 between each story battle.
- Really Gets Around: Possibly. She has a very high ranked Riding skill and when asked Nasu merely said 'figure it out for yourself why it's so high,' a comment that was eventually used with Medb, who confirms she's a Rider because she rides men. On the other hand, she hasn't existed for very long and we know she can't have slept with most of the people she's interacted with given that they're mostly either her sisters, BB, Hakuno and the protagonist.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: In a previous timeline, the protagonist died against Kiara. In order to change events to hopefully result in their survival, she traveled back in time and replaced her past self so that she could save him this time.
- She's Got Legs: Just like in CCC, her outfit emphasizes her legs, and she walks on and attacks with what can basically be described as blade-stilts.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- An example that applies to her NP; is it Sarasvati Meltout or Saraswati Meltout? It depends on how you want to romanize the name of the relevant goddess from Hindi. The katakana in Japanese lean a little toward "Saraswati", but there's still room either way.
- For the longest time, the accepted spelling of her name was "Meltlilith" (and you'll probably still find some corners of this very wiki where she's called such), because her name was printed as such in anglo-romantic characters in certain portions of CCC and a lot of its promotional material in Japan. However, this was in fact a (sweeping) error - her name was always meant to be "Meltryllis" (since all the Sakura Five are named after flowers and Melt is named for the amaryllis), but "ryllis" and "lilith" are spelled exactly the same way in katakana (リリス) which led to an internal mistake during development that got out of hand. As of F/GO, her name has been confirmed to be Meltryllis and is always printed as such in international versions of the game and in Japanese materials that use anglo-roman lettering (though "Meltlilith" still has a lot of inertia in the fan zeitgeist thanks to the mistake not being corrected for half a decade).
- Stripperific: She doesn't wear anything below her chest, as always. She at least at least wears a "proper" string undergarment (if made of metal) over her pelvis this time, rather than her infamous... pelvis clip from CCC itself.
- Took a Level in Kindness: During the SE.RA.PH. event she is far more mellow than she was in CCC as well as extremely loyal, though she pretends to be an evil scary psycho and the other Servants do treat her as a monster at first. However, it becomes clear that she's just being a tsundere for the most part and is genuinely trying to help with no thought for herself, leading Tristan and Gawain to relax around her at least a little. The version you can summon is a bit different because she lacks the story support's memories and bond with the protagonist, but by bond five she seems to have developed in the same way as her original.
- Tron Lines: In her final ascensions, the attacking implements of her legs gain a prominent blue glow.
- Tsundere: She is somewhat less violent and crazy than in CCC. Her words can be vicious and she puts major distance between herself and her Master, but she backtracks often on what she said when she feels she's being too harsh and she does seem to be affectionate in some weird ways. It's also clear that her ally version is incredibly devoted to the protagonist and has a huge crush on them, though she has to keep it as secret as she can because it's based on how the protagonist accepted and helped her without a second thought in a previous time loop.
- Undying Loyalty: Meltryllis in the SE.RA.PH. event is absolutely, completely loyal to the protagonist. She would die for them without a second thought, even though that's much more serious for her than a normal Servant. Throughout the event, though, she pretends it's just an alliance of convenience and that she's also super evil and an enemy of humanity, but the protagonist seems to understand her right from the beginning, which is why she's so loyal in the first place.
- Younger Than They Look: She may be the second oldest of the Sakura Five, but she was basically created in her current form and has very little life experience. Even after her maturation before disappearing in CCC, she's still pretty oblivious sometimes as a result.
- Your Days Are Numbered: After her first trip back in time digitally her Saint Graph was irreparably damaged. As a result her functions and strength start to break down throughout the event. There's no way to save her, but BB does manage to make a copy of her fundamental abilities and register her as though she were a proper hero, allowing her to be summoned. However, there will be no continuity of memory, meaning the Meltryllis from SE.RA.PH. can be considered truly dead by the end of the event.
Alignment: True Neutral
An alternative version of Okita Souji, who has been transformed into a Counter Guardian. Her Saint Graph has been so extensively modified from her original being that she is classified as an Alter Ego instead of her usual Saber class. She represents a future possibility of Okita Souji: the person she may have become if she had not died at such a young age.
She was originally designed as a parody character named "Devil Saber" in Koha-Ace. Her backstory and identity were changed so she could fit into the Grand Order universe, and she made her debut as "Okita Alter" in the third GUDAGUDA event as your main ally.
- Action Bomb: Her true nature as a Counter Guardian. She is summoned in the event as a one-time manifestation of the Counter Force, with a Saint Graph that would explode to annihilate the singularity if their forerunner, Ryouma Sakamoto, failed. This is why she has no memories or even experience of what or who she is at first - she was designed to be a bomb, so the Counter Force didn't bother summoning her with a complete Saint Graph.
- Adorkable: Despite being a more serious version of Okita, sometimes she ends up forgetting the name of her own Noble Phantasm and comes up with something else that ends with 'Beam'. Also, if her skill lines are any indication, she can fall asleep in the midst of battle.Okita Alter: Umm... what was it? Hmmm.... I forgot! Finisher!/Eat this! MAJIN-SAN BEEEAAAAAAM!!!/SOMEWHAT AMAZING BEEEAAAAAM!!!
- Alternate Self: Not just to Okita, but Devil Saber. Okita Alter is a parody character that appeared in the Fate/Koha-Ace continuity, known as Devil Saber, born from the fusion of Okita and Nobunaga, and was created to kill the Fate franchise as a whole. Devil Saber's backstory was later changed for a more serious incarnation; Okita instead briefly became her Alter form as a last ditch effort to stop Neo Fuhrer and his Caster. This was done so that she could become used in Fate Grand Order.
- Badass Boast: Has one as one of her battle start quotes. In the event itself, she says it when she regains her memories and true nature as a Counter Guardian.Okita Alter: I am the one who cleaves demons, pierces gods, and manages the prayers of men. I am Majin Okita Souji.
- BFS: This version carries with her an Oodachi longer than she is tall called Rengokunote . Notably it has an equally large sheath and the game pulls a cheat by never actually showing her pull it out; all of her animations either have it already out or in its sheath.
- Blade Spam: In contrast to her regular counterpart's "three thrusts existing at the same point in space at the exact same time", Okita Alter's Noble Phantasm opens with a furious barrage of slashes that cover the entire screen before she fires off her Sword Beam.
- But Now I Must Go: As with all Counter Guardians, she will fade away when her mission is finished. Unlike most Counter Guardians, Okita Alter is supposed to be detonated and annihilated from existence to end the singularity, but because of the protagonist's efforts and the encounter with the original Okita Souji, her Saint Graph grew in power and the Counter Force instead empowers her to finish off the singularity without detonating. She still fades away at the final chapter, but returns in the epilogue, albeit because of the fragility of her Saint Graph she won't become available for gameplay unless the player summons her through rolling, which gave her a more permanent Saint Graph.
- Cleavage Window: In reverse. Her outfit's window reveals the underside of her boobs rather than the top.
- Combat Stilettos: She wears absurdly tall heels in contrast to the original Okita's sandals.
- The Comically Serious: Even when she does silly things like waking up from a brief sleep in the middle of battle and forgetting her own NP, she keeps her face stern and voice serious. It only enhances the comedic effect.Okita Alter: (seriously brooding) Hm... what was it... I forgot!
- Contralto of Danger: Her voice is deeper and huskier than the normal Okita's, and lore-wise she's vastly more powerful than her vanilla self.
- Crazy-Prepared: Meta version: When Devil Saber was retooled into Okita Alter for Fate/Koha-Ace, Keikenchi himself said her backstory was tweaked so she could be plausible enough to be summoned in this game if she ever needed to be. It seems to have paid off.
- Cry Cute: During the final chapter of the event, when she is fading away before the protagonist because her role was finished.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Like fellow Counter Guardian EMIYA.
- Deader Than Dead
- Her Noble Phantasm, "Decisive Blade - Endless Three Stage", is capable of this, which is why it has Anti-World classification; according to her profile, "even things that do not exist and those that can not be forcibly removed from this world can be extinguished." This is a reference to the final battle of Fate/Koha-Ace where she faced Maxwell's Demon - basically an unkillable concept in the form of a Servant - and killed it anyway.
- This is also supposed to be her final fate. In life, Okita was contracted into the Counter Force to gain a longer life; she became a Counter Guardian and has manifested across timelines to protect humanity to fulfill it. However, her contract is supposed to end in this event; she is summoned as an Action Bomb to end the singularity for this very reason because there will be no trace of her existence left if she does explode. Fortunately, the protagonist manages to avert this fate by strengthening her Saint Graph (with the help of the original Okita) and by giving their memories to Okita Alter to remain anchored into the world.
- Dual Wielding: Her Max Ascension card art has her wielding both her incredibly long nodachi and the comparatively small katana that she uses as a Saber. She doesn't actually use the katana in gameplay, though.
- Even the Girls Want Her: The second woman after Ushiwakamaru to have the trait, "Brynhildr's Beloved".
- Evil Costume Switch: Her blue haori and white garb are gone in place of black and red (and in higher ascensions, it goes black-and-white like Hijikata's)—although she is not evil at all.
- Glass Cannon: Stat-wise, Okita Alter boasts one of the highest effective attack stats in the game when class modifiers are taken into account, only lagging behind only a few Avengers and Berserkers. Her health is also comparatively lower among 5-Stars as a result. In addition, her dodge skill is tied to her 1-Turn Noble Phantasm damage buff rather than a 3-turn crit damage buff, forcing her Master to choose between saving it for her Noble Phantasm barrage or using it to dodge a deadly attack. On the bright side, it's a one time dodge rather than a one turn dodge, meaning it's even less likely to be wasted than similar combo skills, though it means it probably won't save her if she's low on health and the last one standing.
- I Call It "Vera": Her sword is called Rengoku (Purgatory).
- Identity Amnesia: When she appears in the event, she has no memories of being the original Okita Souji besides her name. It's because her Saint Graph is very deteriorated and fragile (represented in game with her being Level 1). This is much more significant than it seems at first.
- Lethal Joke Character: What she essentially is, borrowing from her origin in a gag manga. For example, one of her skill activation animations has her dozing off in the middle of the fight before immediately standing upright and telling you that she wasn't sleeping. She can also forget her Noble Phantasm's name while in the process of using it, prompting her to call it "Majin-san Beam" or "Something Cool/Amazing Beam". However, the silliness does not make her skills or NP any less dangerous gameplay wise.
- Living Weapon: Her sword, Purgatory, is sentient, and talks in her Bond CE.
- Living on Borrowed Time: In more ways than the average Servant. During the event, Okita Alter's clash with the original Okita made bits of her past life return - it was shown that while Okita was born, her sister had prayed in a shrine for her to live. This established a contract between Okita and the Counter Force, allowing her to live longer and eventually become a Counter Guardian. However, her contract is supposed to end in this event, to become an Action Bomb to solve the singularity and annihilating herself out of existence. Although the protagonist's efforts allowed her to survive, her existence is very fragile and she doesn't have an idea how long she will stay in the world.Okita Alter: The life I borrowed from the World will end here. Surely, nothing will remain for me.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her Oodachi's name means Purgatory, as in the circle of Hell where sinners are made to repent.
- Nice Shoes: Okita Alter has black platform greaves but with the platform focused at the ball of the foot, rather than the heel or the entire sole. However, in her first appearance in Koha-Ace, she was at that point so powerful that she could fly, so it didn't matter.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Her parody self is an Alter Servant brought about by a Fusion Dance between Okita and Nobunaga. Then her more serious incarnation adds five more Servants with a Holy Grail into the mix. And then here she is supported by the Counter Force, making her also a Counter Guardian. Presumably, the fact she's so many things at once (and likely a parody of such characters in general) is why she's an Alter Ego.
- No Sense of Personal Space: After an untold amount of time without interacting with anyone else, Okita Alter understandably doesn't have any problem with skin contact. Her idea of affection with the protagonist is to have them touch her, and she is quick to glomp them into a hug when she gets the chance to.
- Not So Stoic: Although she is supposedly an emotionless killer, it's clear she is nowhere as stoic or serious as she appears to be. While several lifetimes of battle as a Counter Guardian had hardened her, the experience didn't make her bitter, and she is not averse to nor repulsed by human interaction. It is worthy of note that Okita Alter is positively affectionate and compassionate to her Master even without raising the Bond Levels; she is just hesitant to bond with the protagonist due to the fragile nature of her existence.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Compared to the short-cut hair of her Saber self, Okita Alter's hair extends down to and almost past her feet, only avoiding dragging along the ground since her heels extend her height a few more inches.
- Pun: She's a Sleepyhead who likes to remind herself to be awake because her name Okita is similar to the Japanese word 'to be awake', Okiru, when turned into past tense (Okitta).
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Resorts to a one-handed version of this trope during one of her Quick attack animations.
- Rapunzel Hair: The only things keeping her hair from dragging on the ground during her 2nd Ascension are her absurdly tall Combat Stilettos.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears nothing but black and red and gold in contrast to her original's blue haori and white garments. Subverted when it comes to her personality though, as she becomes surprisingly gentle and approachable.
- Samurai Ponytail: By her third Ascension, she ties her newly-grown hair into one, to match her new samurai-like outfit.
- Self-Deprecation: A meta version. In My Room, Okita states she dislikes the frustration of drawing blanks in a raffle store - which is basically a not-so-subtle jab at the gacha rates of the game.
- She Is All Grown Up: The original Okita died in her early twenties. Okita Alter didn't and lived a longer life before becoming a Counter Guardian. Aside from her improved skills that the original never got to master, she also states by her own words that she is bustier and taller than her Saber variant; the only explanation she gives is that she's probably on her "growth period".
- Sleepyhead: She winds up falling asleep a lot, even doing so while standing up for her idle animation, and one of her skill animations has her quickly snap to attention before going right back to sleep.Okita Alter: Zzz......Hah! I'm not sleeping, I'm not sleeping. Sleep... I fell asleep!
- Stealth Pun: Okita's name is homophonous with a word that means "awake" in Japanese. So, logically, Okita Alter would mean "sleep" - explaining the origin of her Sleepyhead tendencies.
- Sword Beam: A dark, powerful beam of Anti-World proportions. Which makes it ironic that Okita can finally have a Sword Beam, but at the cost of no longer being a Saber.
- Synchronization: Much like Emiya Shirou and Archer in the Unlimited Blade Works route of Fate/stay night, Okita Alter's clash with the original Okita causes their existence to synchronize. However, since Okita Alter's Saint Graph is the weaker one, it is her who ends up catching up and gaining skills from her original self, culminating in a Take Up My Sword moment below.
- Take Up My Sword: She's actually on the receiving end of this, taking the original Okita's haori to strengthen her Saint Graph and enter her 2nd Ascension during the event.
- Teleport Spam: Okita Alter has the upgraded, A-ranked version of Okita's Reduced Earth, named Furthest Earth. Instead of being rapid bursts of super-speed, it's an outright dimensional leap, said to be on the level of the Senjutsu. And she takes full advantage of such an ability, teleporting at every opportunity for attacks and her Noble Phantasm, and doing so at a speed that makes Saber Okita look slow.
- Theme Music Power-Up: She has a unique theme that plays whenever she uses her NP - the full version of which doubles as her event's Grand Battle theme.
- Time Abyss: Unlike her other self who wished she could to fight to the very end, she is bound as a Counter Guardian to fight several lifetimes of battle through different timelines. According to her final Bond's Craft Essence, she has already lost count of the number of battles she's participated in.
- Token Good Teammate: She's one of the few Alters who aren't classified as an evil version of their original counterpart.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Oden. She's eating it in a snack room if you ask her about what she likes and considers using the Holy Grail to wish for more oden during the summer months before destroying it.
- Undying Loyalty: Declares this to her Master once she reaches Bond Level 5, no longer hesitating to pledge her loyalty even if her existence is fragile.Okita Alter: Even if this Saint Graph were to shatter, I would risk everything to protect Master and your world.
- Warrior Heaven: According to her Bond CE, she enjoys endless battles.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Also unlike other Counter Guardians turned Servant in the game, she's not emotionally damaged, just "blankly innocent" after countless battles void of anything else. Thus, affection is a surprise for her, but a welcome one.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Her hair has turned completely white. As a Counter Guardian, she's supposed to be a remorseless weapon of destruction. Supposedly. She's actually still quite nice, more so than most Counter Guardians shown so far.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Even after surviving the event, her existence is a fragile one because she was originally summoned with a deteriorated Saint Graph heavily modified to detonate itself, although she gains a more permanent one upon being summoned by Chaldea's system.
ID: No. 164
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Origin: SE.RA.PH (Original creation using elements from Hindu and Norse mythology)
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Yui Ogura
An Alter Ego of Love and Hate created by B.B. by amalgamating the Servant data of Parvati, Brynhildr and Durga. Her oversized breasts and metallic nails leave quite the impression.
She has the personality of a young, innocent and introverted girl who is looking for true love. Unfortunately, like all Alter Egos one of her senses has been dulled: in the case of Passionlip, it is her "perception of self". Her mind cannot comprehend the monstrous claws that act as her arms, instead seeing herself as just an ordinary girl. Thus she cannot understand why others fear her, and has accidentally killed anyone she has gotten close enough to hold by crushing them with her strength. Her pure feelings of love are twisted by confusion into hatred and blame towards the world for not accepting her.
By the time she can be summoned by Chaldea, she has slowly begun to accept the true nature of her body and has started to act more cautiously so she does not damage her surroundings or hurt other people. The fact that her claws are so large, unwieldy and unfit for anything other than destruction depresses her, but she still seeks the love of someone who can unconditionally accept her, and wishes for the day she can acquire a normal body.
She's an antagonist in Fate/EXTRA CCC. During the SE.RA.PH event, she is an antagonist but later becomes an ally.
- Adaptational Modesty: Is given a top that covers her chest while still showing off some cleavage. This is very modest compare to her single strap "top" that showed everything except her nipples.
- Artificial Limbs: Her hands are giant claws representing the ten blades of Durga. They're extremely unwieldy and unfit for anything but destruction, which depresses her. She just wants to hold hands with her Master, but as a memorable Bad End in CCC demonstrated, merely touching Passionlip's hands could result in the Protagonist's arm exploding in a shower of gore.
- Birds of a Feather: With Tamamo Cat. Both are discarded alter egos (of BB and Tamamo-no-Mae respectively), have similar friendly personalities, and share a love of cooking even though they both have big monster hands. It took all of one conversation for them to become best friends.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she speaks her mind to others she tends to be rather insulting even if she's meek about it. Then apparently she beats them up when they get mad and attack her.
- Character Development: She's retained the development she got during CCC, meaning she recognizes her monstrous form for what it is, having shed the delusion she was under during CCC where she believed she was entirely physically normal. As a result she's much more cautious regarding her abilities, seems to be less inclined towards destruction and wishes to gain a normal body.
- Cute and Psycho: Not nearly as much as she used to be, but shades of it persist. She's timid and generally very affectionate, but she also has a rather blase attitude towards destruction, surprisingly aggressive battle lines and actually threatens to trap the protagonist inside her Hammerspace chest if they keep staring at her chest, which embarrasses her, though at least they can be retrieved now if she does that.
- Gag Boobs: In addition to her claws, she's also best known for her absurd bust size, 160cmnote . She, after having learned about how monstrous her body is, tries to draw attention away from them.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: She actually has Presence Concealment, a skill usually reserved for Assassins, and she has it at A+ rank, which is on par with Jack the Ripper. It allows her to remain undetected even in broad daylight, unless she's not careful enough with her hands. That said, when she isn't hiding, her "Masochistic Constitution" skill instead makes her more obvious.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Her wish is to become a normal human because she knows that her body is freakish. She can't even hold hands with someone she loves and is very uncomfortable about her massive breasts.
- Ludicrous Gibs: At least as close as F/GO usually comes to it outside of Emiya Alter's NP - the final swing of each of Passionlip's normal attacks is accompanied by a very visible blood splatter effect, driving home how destructive and painful attacks with her hands are.
- Meaningful Rename: Her Noble Phantasm has been renamed from "Brynhild Romantia: Until Death Do Us Part" to "Brynhild Romantia: Even If Death Do Us Part" which not only conveniently gets around the issue of two different Servants sharing a Noble Phantasm with the same name, signifies the change in how Passionlip views romance post-CCC.
- The Medic: The overcharge effect of her NP is a full party heal despite it involving her rocket punching and then crushing the enemy. It can reach as high as 4000, which is pretty impressive.
- Mighty Glacier: Powerful as her hands are, they're not suited for fighting fast opponents that she can't focus on. It may also be the reason she has a BBBQA deck.
- Minidress of Power: After her first ascension, she trades out her striped ruffle skirt for a sleeker double-sash skirt, which is much more obvious in her third ascension. And needless to say, that's a miniskirt attached to a lot of power.
- Monstrous Humanoid: Her essential tragedy. She weighs a literal metric ton, her hands are as big as she is, are only really good for being weapons and for normal humans are fatal to even touch, and she possesses a Victoria's Secret Compartment that is more like Hammerspace than anything. All of this makes it nearly impossible for her to act like a normal human - her hands are simply too destructive to touch a fellow person (and are horrifying besides), and hugging her is extremely risky because you can fall into her black-hole like Breast Valley, though at least she knows how to get people back out of it now. Worse, perhaps, is that since her GO appearance is after CCC, she's finally become aware of this aspect of herself and she's not happy about it.
- Never My Fault: Her interlude makes a point of noting how she pisses off everyone around her by subtly poking at their sore points and then denying any responsibility when they get angry. She insists that she's purely a victim.
- Oblivious to Love: She completely fails to notice how awkward Tristan is around her and seems to overlook him almost entirely. Coupled with Meltryllis' inability to tell he was worried about her as well, BB says they need more emotional education.
- One-Man Army: Meltryllis notes that if it wasn't for Passionlip's childishness holding her back, she would be the most dangerous out of the five Alter Egos due to her toolset and enormous power, and true to form once that gets removed in SE.RA.PH, she becomes a juggernaut, crushing the entire second set of 128 Servants summoned by BB.
- Rocket Punch: One of her primary attacks with her massive claw-hands is to fire them in this style, and it's her typical leading Buster. Her Noble Phantasm involves repeated strikes of this sort followed by attempting to crush the foe in her grip.
- She's Got Legs: Not as much as her sister, but her new outfit has them covered in what appears to be pantyhose, to better show them off. Her third outfit has her change to much more sheer, translucent white hose and put on some very foot-exposing heels.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her third skill runs into a classic katakana issue (that long-time gamers may recognize from a certain Mega Man boss): in kana, it is spelled トラッシュ＆クラッシュ - "Trash" is reasonably obvious, but the second word could be crash, clash or even crush. Crush is probably what Nasu was going for, but it's usually rendered as crash because it sounds better.
- Stone Wall: Though her health is very low and she has no defensive bonuses, her skill set is designed to make her the party tank with debuff resistance, a taunt, multiple defense buffs and damage cut. She also gains NP quickly when struck and her NP has a party heal attached. Add onto the fact that the Alter Ego class is only weak to Berserkers, and Passionlip can potentially rival Mash in terms of tanking.
- Stripperific: A seemingly intentional aversion on her part. Unlike in CCC, she knows how her body looks and is attempting to dress more modestly, including clothing that tries to deemphasize her breasts. Her final outfit more resembles a party/clubbing dress than anything, which is pretty modest as far as this game goes.
- Tron Lines: She's gained these on her fingers (and the heels of her shoes) compared to her first appearance.
- The Unintelligible: When she's first encountered in the SE.RA.PH chapter proper, she's unable to actually communicate due to the head restraint she's been fitted with. She ends up rather like Tiamat, wherein she can only say variations of "aaa". This even extends to her battle voiceover, where her normal playable VO is replaced by grunts and other sounds. Once she's freed from it, she's as intelligent as anyone.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: This is one of her core skills - she can actually store vast amounts of material (data in CCC) within the space between her breasts, far more than would be obvious to the naked eye. One of her purposes in CCC was as, basically, a trash compactor, as she'd crush things with her claws and then store the cubes in the infinite space of her cleavage. It's even a skill in her game mechanics - it grants her a flat defensive bonus for three hits over five turns, and allows her to nullify three debuffs over the same period. She also timidly threatens to stuff the protagonist in there if they keep staring at her breasts. Her profile in GO, however, mentions that if her Master happens to fall in, unlike in CCC they actually could be gotten out, none the worse for wear.
- Visual Innuendo: According to her artist Arco Wada, for her Final Ascension art, the position of that one cherry that has fallen down to where her breast rests against her arm is positioned right where her nipple would be.
- Wolverine Claws: Her hands are massive, destructive talons that can crush literally anything that fits inside them, or that she perceives as fitting inside them.
- Younger Than They Look: Not only is she the youngest of the Sakura Five, but she was basically created as an adult. Even after becoming less of a monster, she's still pretty oblivious as a result.
ID: No. 224
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Origin: Ainu Mythology (Sitonai), Norse Mythology (Freya), Finnish Mythology (Louhi), Original Creation (Illya)
First appearance: Fate/stay night (as Illyasviel "Illya" von Einzbern)
Illustrated by: BLACK
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
A Pseudo-Servant composed of three Divine Spirits amalgamating within an incredibly high tier homunculus. Her True Name is registered as Sitonai from Ainu myth, a Dragon Slayer who saved her village by killing a giant serpent monster along with her favorite dog. Supporting her are the Norse goddess Freya and Louhi, an evil queen of Finnish myth, also said to an alter-ego of the goddess Loviatar. While it is possible for any of the three aspects to manifest within this Alter Ego, for this summon, the main personality is one taken after Illyasviel von Einzbern, the Master of Heracles in a certain Holy Grail War.
She debuted in Lostbelt #2, Gotterdamerung, as an NPC ally, and appears in the "Oniland" event for Halloween 2018; she enters the gacha at the same time, and becomes a permanent story unlock afterwards.
- An Ice Person: Between being Illya, Sitonai, Freya and Louhi, this should come as no surprise; the arrow she shoots from her bow in her NP becomes a massive icicle that holds her target in place for the second part of her attack.
- Bears Are Bad News: Due to both Louhi and Freya, Sitonai's dog has transformed into a polar bear called Shirou.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: Uses a bow and a sword interchangeably, and uses both together during her NP.
- Breath Weapon: Shirou can breathe a torrent of ice and wind as part of Sitonai's Extra attack.
- Canis Major: Shirou apparently transforms back to dog form in the final ascension art.
- Composite Character: Illya is possessed by three goddesses, Sitonai, Freya, and Louhi.
- Double Unlock: Only obtainable in the story gacha after completing the second Lostbelt (barring special events like "Oniland", where she's available to everyone). This is especially notable in that, thanks to this requirement, she has the honor of becoming the game's very first non-limited Alter Ego Servant. Notably the time between her debut and playable appearance was three months, leaving Gotterdamerung for a short time as the only main story chapter besides Salomon that didn't have a story-locked Servant in the gacha.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Sitonai trades out Illya's usual pillbox hat for a ribbon hairband with tied ends.
- Fragile Speedster: Stat-wise, her Agility, Luck, and NP are all A while also having EX Ranked Mana, but at the cost of D Ranked Endurance and E Ranked Strength.
- Horse of a Different Color: Sitonai rides a bear into battle. It's supposed to be a dog, but the presence of the other two goddesses caused him to manifest as a bear instead. He's also a Noble Phantasm according to her profile.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Her Noble Phantasm involves impaling her target on a massive icicle to hold them in place while she prepares for the final part of the attack.
- Meaningful Name: She states she named her polar bear "Shirou" after Illya's memories of Shirou.
- Mystical White Hair: What with being both Illya and a trio of goddesses, natch.
- Mythology Gag:
- She is able to summon Illya's Servant Heracles in place of the mythological Sitonai's Canine Companion. In fact her very first scene in the story has her thanking Heracles for always protecting her, but telling him to stand down and let the player pass.
- A single Alter Ego made up of three spirits, and who physically resembles a character from Fate/stay night? She is very similar in concept to the Sakura Five from Extra CCC. Her profile points this out as well, stating that she's less a Pseudo-Servant and more a High Servant, the same term used to refer to the Sakura Five.
- Having a bear specifically as her pet is a reference to a bad ending in F/SN where Illya kills Shirou and makes a teddy bear from his remains.
- She's quite annoyed if you have Gilgamesh summoned, angrily stating that she wants to rip his heart out, referencing Illya's own grisly fate at his hands in the Unlimited Blade Works route in F/SN.
- Nice Hat: At her third Ascension, Sitonai switches out her headband with a fancy blue hat.
- Occult Blue Eyes: At her third Ascension, her red eyes turn a startling blue, which fits with her status as a vessel for multiple divine beings and powerful ice wielders.
- Older Than They Look: Applies on multiple levels - not only are all of the deities cohabiting this body quite old and powerful (being from some of the world's oldest religions) but it's clear that the host who has become a pseudo-Servant for them is none other than stay night's Illya, who, unlike a certain grade-school-age magical girl the Chaldean Master knows, was in fact eighteen during her most famous adventure, despite her appearance.Sitonai: Ehehe, I'm an "onee-san" compared to you, so make you sure you listen to me properly, okay? After all, the punishments I deal out are quite harsh.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: At her third Ascension, her hair changes from white to more of a blue-silver.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Courtesy of the incredible vagaries, and indeed ongoing academic debate, on the best ways of representing Ainu speech in romanized letters and because Ainu syllabary does not match 1:1 to standard Japanese (which is still often used to represent it in writing).Fun Fact! In katakana, the Servant's name is spelled シトナイ, which works out to "Shitonai"; however, the syllable in Ainu usually represented by シ is a bit closer to a true "si" sound in anglo-roman spelling and syllabary. As a result, the generally accepted spelling to date among English speakers for the character is "Sitonai". You can, however, even make a case for "Sitonay"!
- Split-Personality Team: Sitonai, Freya and Louhi all share Illya's body in seeming alliance, though Sitonai is the predominant personality as she manifests the strongest. Despite this she still tells the player to refer to her as Illya, and has a number of Illya's mannerisms and thoughts. Each goddess' major trait is also pointed out in her profile to be the same as a major side of Illya's personality.
- Stripperific: Her final ascension art has her wearing a small bra and a cloth around her waist, and nothing else, apparently her sleepwear if her expression is any indication.
- Token Evil Teammate: Among the three figures cohabiting Illya. Sitonai is a great hero of the Ainu, and while Freya can be mercurial (ala Ishtar), in general she was portrayed in a positive light even in the original sagas and in modern times is often explicitly heroic. Louhi, meanwhile, is an incredibly evil witch in Finnish mythology with ties to Loviatar, the goddess of death and disease. To date, though, Louhi hasn't done that much either way.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair turns a blue-silver color in her third ascension.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Raum, and in the Salem narrative that Raum 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 Raum 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 Raum.
- 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 Raum'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 the Salem Heresy chapter and her identity and class are one of its main mysteries, culminating in The Reveal that the entire sub-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 Raum's taunting, resulting in her violently lashing out at everyone and the sub-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: Raum 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 Raum 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 example. 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 it 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 be Cthulhu himself), and almost fell under his 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- For Massive Damage: 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.
- 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 servants with the Threat to Humanity trait, currently universal and exclusive to Foreigners (which includes herself). 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.
- 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.
- 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.)