ID: No. 118
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Origin: Egypt (14th century BC)
First appearance: Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver
Background development: Hikaru Sakurai
Illustrated by: Nakahara
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Live actor: Leo Honda
Ozymandias, also called Ramesses II or Meryamen, is considered the greatest pharaoh of ancient Egypt. He loved the masses and was also greatly loved by the people. A child of the Sun God Ra and also one of its incarnations, he stipulates himself as the absolute one in this world. Just like how birds fly in the sky and fishes swim in the ocean, he is quite naturally a pharaoh. A wise ruler who eventually made peace with the Hittites and brought about prosperity to ancient Egypt. At times a valorous general and a man who married the greatest beauties in the world to father over a hundred children; he is also known for many constructions that remain even to this day.
According to anecdotes, he is also the king of Egypt who obstructed the Exodus of Jewish people led by Moses, a stepbrother of his, and pursuing them with a great army.
He's an antagonist in the Camelot chapter, holding onto the Holy Grail in the singularity, and also played a significant role during the second Halloween event, "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins".
- Alternate History: Moses was his best friend, and while their backstory does follow the events of the Book of Exodus, Ramesses does not pursue the Israelites upon seeing Moses part the Red Sea. Instead, he bids his once close friend farewell and lets Moses and the Israelites leave unopposed.
- Anime Hair: His hair becomes noticeably slicked back in his second ascension, but it changes back to normal afterwards.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Considered to be the greatest of the Egyptian Pharoahs, the "King of Kings", and one of the most powerful known Servants in the Fate canon through his overwhelmingly powerful Noble Phantasms. Hail to the king indeed.
- Bad Powers, Good People: He evokes the Demon Pillar Amon using the Holy Grail, allowing it to possess him like the other Demon Pillars have possessed their masters - except he changes its name to Amon-Ra, granting him full control over its form.
- The Beast Master: One of his Noble Phantasms is a temple complex filled with powerful Phantasmal Beasts, including immortal Sphinxes. His area in Camelot is filled to the brim with sphinxes.
- BFG: Ramesseum Tentyris has the ability to utilize the Dendera Light as a massive beam cannon capable of flattening cities and matching Arthur's EX-ranked Excalibur.
- Bling of War: Not unlike Gilgamesh. Ozymandias simply wears less to start with.
- Blood Knight: He comments during his final battle in Prototype that he used to praise those who came to challenge or kill him, and even forgave them for the crime of defying him if they gave him a good fight.
- Colony Drop: The Camelot chapter reveals his ultimate, last-resort weapon, which is quite literally the entire Ramesseum Tentrys temple complex taking off like a rocket and crashing itself on whatever deserved the full wrath of the King of Kings.
- Cool Big Bro: He decides that since he's the older avatar of the sun, that makes Tamamo, a fellow avatar of the sun, his little sister. Although Tamamo is annoyed by his presumption.
- Cool Pet: Because he doesn't ride it, the Sphinx of Abu el-Hol falls under this category. He also has several sphinxes prowling his territory, and defeating them turns out to be the key to entering his temple. He loans you his most powerful ones to help you in the assault against Camelot and Lion King.
- Cool Ship: He has Mesektet, the flying ship that carries Ra down the Nile every night, as one of his Noble Phantasms. Per Type Moon tradition, it of course doubles as an orbital artillery station with a multitude of laser weaponry.
- Cool Uncle:
- He's called "Uncle Man Diaz" by the Japanese fandom. In "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," he actually guides Cleopatra to accept her legacy as the last pharaoh.
- In Nitocris' Interlude, he bolsters her self-esteem after she said that she doesn't deserve a position amongst more prominent pharaohs.
- His birthday line has him say that he doesn't care, but then asks if there's any gift you want from him.
- Death from Above: He mainly attacks by blasting enemies with laser beams from his solar barge, Mesektet.
- Evil Laugh: Bordering on DIO at this point.
- Flower Motifs: Ramesses carries a humble lotus in his Stage 4 portrait—the very same flower favored as a hair decal by his dearest wife, Nefertari.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Mesekset, Ozymandias' flying solar barge, fires several of these, each being powerful enough to reduce Tokyo to ash in a matter of hours.
- A God Am I: He's a pharaoh and the greatest of them, so he kinda actually is.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Since his temple can't match how overpowered Rhongomyniad is once the Lion King starts bombarding it, he decides to just drop his temple on Camelot in a suicide attack.
- Heroic Willpower: Guy deserves some serious credit for the sheer gonads he has. To test if you have what it takes to take on a God, that is, the Lion King, he lets the Demon Pillar Amon possess him, only for him to hijack it and then upgrade it to a proper Divine Spirit, which he renames Amon Ra.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: If not outright Hidden Heart of Gold. He talks a big game and possesses a very high opinion of himself, but in Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver he forgives his Master for desecrating his wife's tomb, offers the Isemi child a Mercy Kill if he should desire so and genuinely wishes to rule the modern world so as to bring it into a new golden era. Not for nothing is the line "the Pharaoh's heart is as noble as the sun" used in his first POV sequence.
- Large Ham: Like Gilgamesh, he's rather fond of himself, and not without a very good reason why.
- Lightning Bruiser: He has the second highest Attack out of all Riders, and can put out some serious damage thanks to having two attack buffs, and despite his below average HP for a 5-star servant, he can also keep himself alive through his second skill, which buffs his defense and heals him.
- Made of Iron:
- It took Arash empowered by 3 Command Spells, Brynhild, Arthur and Paracelsus combined to just barely squeeze out a victory against him (and this is AFTER Hassan of Serenity cut Ozymandias' mana supply by murdering his master and his master's clan) last time he appeared. Woe be to anyone who fights him without all that on their side.
- After the party defeated Amon-Ra (twice!), Ozymandias reverted into his human form again and simply challenged them to another fight in his normal form. After that (still pretty well off), he reveals that before they arrived in the Singularity King Hassan beheaded him... but as he was inside his temple, he stayed alive just fine and only had to deal with an annoying case of his head sliding off his neck as he healed.
- Magic Knight: He possesses an abnormal talent in the ways of Magecraft, possessing Mystic Eyes that can knock out Misaya, a Magus with incredibly good circuits, by simply looking at her familiar, while dismissing the familiar as the work of an amateur, which Misaya is decidedly not by common standards. Additionally, he possesses a Reality Marble-like ability.
- Mental World: Ramesseum Tentyris is akin to Nero's near-Reality Marble, in that it summons a massive amount of great Egyptian temples in a complex spanning miles from end to end. It is noted that many of the temples in it were not built in his lifetime, but as he is the King of Kings, the greatest king of Egypt, he naturally rules over the domain of lesser kings, including their temples. The Camelot chapter brings it even further: he's apparently so linked to the concept of Ancient Egypt, his getting summoned in a very unstable singularity caused a very large chunk of the country to show up with him.
- Motor Mouth: He rattles off several lines and they're so long, you can probably activate another Servant's skill and set up a brave chain before he stops talking.
- Mr. Exposition: He picks up where Nitoris left off in telling Chaldea about the singularity, particularly about the Lion King.
- Mundane Utility:
- The second Halloween event reveals he's opened a side business renting out his sphinxes.
- And in Valentine's 2017, he takes the protagonist for a tour around the world on Mesektet.
- Mythology Gag:
- He attacks with his other Noble Phantasms; Mesektet as regular attacks and the Sphinx Wehem-Mesut as his extra attack. The other sphinxes from Abu el-Hol Sphinx appear as regular enemies in his territory on the Camelot singularity.
- At Solomon's Temple, he meets Arash who isn't sure about his role as a humble, no-name hero in this grand conflict. Ozymandias goes out of his way to say that Arash is indeed a great hero and he must take pride in his status. This is a Call-Back to Fate/Prototype Fragments where Arash is the one who defeated him.
- Before giving you his return gift for Valentine's 2017, he reminisces about a past Grail War where he used his strongest sphinx against a knight in silver armor and a man with a red bow, referencing his final battle in Fragments with Arash and Arthur.
- Not So Above It All:
- When the party first meets him in Camelot, he acts stoic and serious...and then his head slips off his neck somewhat, prompting utter confusion from the party and him immediately attacking them to save face.
- Normally he's a prideful, totally serious character. Come the second Halloween event, he joins the event to have fun like a man-child and rolls around on the floor trying not to laugh when he sees Saber Caesar's form. He's also a cat person, playing with his sphinx cubs whenever he can.
- Off with His Head!: The party first meets him in the awkward position of his head occasionally sliding off his neck, courtesy of King Hassan having chopped it off before they arrived in the Singularity. Thanks to the properties of his temple, it didn't kill him and he's fully healed up by the time Chaldea returns to seek his aid against the Lion King.
- The Power of the Sun: As "Ra's Mighty Truth", he possesses Ra's almighty solar barge as a Noble Phantasm, and it's so powerful that it can reduce all of Tokyo to rubble in the span of an hour. Because of this, he considers Servants with a connection to the sun (Tamamo, Karna, Gawain, and Quetzalcoatl) to be his greatest allies.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: His Noble Phantasm, Ramesseum Tentrys, is referred to as EX in his parameters.
- Red Baron: King of Kings, Ra's Mighty Truth, and Usermaatre Setepenre (The Justice of Ra is Powerful Chosen of Ra) are just some of his many titles. Mash and Da Vinci go on to also call him the King of the Sun and the Builder King.
- Sacred Hospitality: He gives the protagonists a banquet after their first battle with him because for this night, they're his guests, who have journeyed far to come here and deserve a respite for doing so.
- Semi-Divine: Despite having no divine heritage, he has B-Rank Divinity from his sheer greatness as a pharaoh. Though this might also be because pharaohs were considered living gods in ancient Egypt. Mash speculates this is because he was closest to the sun out of all the pharaohs, and how he strove to make himself seem more like a God than man.
- Square Race, Round Class: Lorewise, its noted that while he meets the qualifications of being a Rider, he is so naturally skilled in Magecraft that even as a Rider, he is functionally a Caster. This is because his Rider qualifications are pretty much because he historically had vehicles and did ride on horses at times, but it's noted his skill in magecraft eclipsed any skills relating to that. From a gameplay perspective this doesn't change anything about him, though he is unique in that his attack animations all involve using magic in some way, and unlike launch units who have generic animations (Martha and Marie), this is was intentionally done to emphasis his magical talents.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: They're likely highlighting his divinity.
- Superpower Lottery: In addition to his Imperial Privilege that lets him obtain a wide variety of other skills, he possesses three Noble Phantasms, the weakest of which is compared to three Servants in strength. He is also one of the best five-star Servants in-gameplay, combining good offensive ability and solid support.
- Temple of Doom:
- Ramesseum Tentyris is essentially this taken to its logical extreme. It seals all Noble Phantasms not wielded by people who are/were/became Divine Spirits, and the same goes for their skills. It is also filled with immortal Divine Beast sphinxes who infinitely regenerate all damage done to them, and Ozy himself is protected by ten layers of temple walls in his sanctum, each of which can resist an Anti-Army tier attack, and even if this is pierced, he has the same regeneration as his beasts. In addition to all this, it is flooded with a poison called "The Majesty of God" which evaporates normal humans in two seconds and does crippling damage to Servants, even working on Arash (who has an EX-ranked skill that gives him poison resistance), and the temple also possesses the capacity to fire beams of light at warships in the middle of the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo Bay. Finally, it has the Dendera Light, an enormous beam cannon with firepower equal to solar flares that can win against the EX-ranked Excalibur Proto. In fact, he only lost when five Servants (Saber, Lancer, Archer, Caster, and Assassin) effectively ganged on him at once while he was running out of prana from having his Master murdered by Assassin, and after his Beam-O-War with Arthur was interrupted by a suicidal triple Command Seal backed Broken Phantasm that counts as both an Anti-Army and an Anti-Country from Arash. Suffice to say, ancient Egypt does not fuck around.
- But in-game, Ramesseum Tentrys is just a single-target NP, used to crush the target with the summit of two giant pyramids. It still seals NP usage but only for one turn.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Him, Moses and Nefertari◊ were this in the past.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: After Stage 1, he loses any sort of covering of his torso. His "civilian" clothes in Prototype zigzag this, as while he has a shirt, it's never buttoned up and completely open.
- The Worf Effect: The above-mentioned Dendera Light that can win against the EX-ranked Excalibur Proto? It fails to even scratch the massive barrier created by Rhongomyniad in Camelot, even when Ozymandias starts empowering it with his own Spirit Origin. He's ultimately forced to sacrifice himself by launching the entire Ramesseum Tentrys complex right into the barrier to break it, but even that doesn't scratch the Lion King within her tower.
- Worthy Opponent: Ozymandias considers Arash worthy of his respect. So much so that when he threatens to leave the Solomon Singularity because of boredom he does a complete 180 and wholeheartedly participates in the battle when he sees Arash.
- You Remind Me of X: Nitocris in the Camelot Singularity notes that he's taken a liking to the protagonist, stating that their easy-going personality resembles "an old friend", all but stated to be Moses.
ID: No. 144
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Mexico (Aztec Mythology)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Rei Hiroe
Voiced by: Aya Endo
Live actor: Saki Akai
Quetzalcoatl is one of the highest beings in Aztec mythology from Central America, a kind, carefree, and wise goddess of life, harvest, culture, rain, and wind. Legend also says she ruled the sun for a time. She loves humans and despises human sacrifice and its rites.
This Servant is merely an incarnation of a portion of Quetzalcoatl. Despite depictions as a male god, she is female in this form. According to her, her long association with the planet Venus is possibly at fault since that planet's associated with a goddess of beauty. Due to these abnormal circumstances, she comes into the modern era with the appearance of a completely unknown woman, who loves the proud Mexican sport of lucha libre.
She debuted as an antagonist and later, ally, in Babylonia. She also makes an appearance during the second part of the Summer 2017 event.
- Berserk Button: Despite her usual benevolence, she hates spiders to the point where she threatens to eat the protagonist if they wear a spider costume or some similar prank. It's not that she fears them, though, but rather that her archenemy Tezcatlipoca is a spider. She also dislikes jaguars strongly which is, once again, due to Tezcatlipoca. In this case, though, she can at least tolerate Jaguar Warrior being around. Mostly.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's the most clearly benevolent deity actually seen in the story, but she can be extremely vicious to enemies. The line for ??? (implied to be Hernan Cortez) has her express a wish to not just viciously torture them to death, but then to take the burned out poisoned corpse and attach the owner's soul back to it so that they can anguish with what they've become in the underworld for another ten thousand years.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Oh sure, she's a fun-loving goddess who feels that the best way to make conversation is to perform flying tackles, piledrivers, and holds. She's also an immensely powerful Servant with sky-high stats and great skills along with three Noble Phantasms. One of them is an A-Rank Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm, another is a A-Rank Anti-Army Noble Phantasm, and her final Noble Phantasm turns her into the sun, allowing her to vaporize cities with her might. Simply put, don't mess with the Lucha Goddess.
- To further emphasize, she's one of the super Servants only the Fate system can summon who are actually more powerful than Gilgamesh himself
- Blood Knight: In general, she'd prefer to personally wrestle every problem in her way rather than apply a more mundane solution like using her Noble Phantasm or divinity. She thinks that wiping out humanity with one quick disaster is lame and would much rather wrestle every single person in Uruk to death one-at-a-time. And as revealed later in the Singularity, "to death" isn't even true since she either keeps them alive, or outright revives them.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She gets drunk extremely quickly and having gotten plastered is why she originally lost to Tezcatlipoca. To cheer herself up over her bad control when it comes to alcohol she... gets drunk.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's the main reason why Ishtar can't attack Medb directly in her prison during the Summer 2017 event, since as a Venusian god of equal Authority, she could potentially counter everything Ishtar does. Quetzalcoatl shows up for the event's finale to counter Ishtar's ritual, destroying the new Gugalanna with an application of her piledriver NP on a divine bull as large as a mountain.
- Cool Big Sis: Even refers to herself as "onee-san" (and outright calling herself a big sister in the English translation).
- Cool Sword: A macuahuitl, of course. Cool both thanks to Exotic Weapon Supremacy, and because it makes inexplicable chainsaw noises.
- Crazy Sane: By a god's standards, she's quite insane for her benevolence towards humanity, though humans only really notice this as being crazy about Lucha. However, the Babylonia chapter and even Christmas 2018 show the contradiction in her nature: She's a goddess of good, but also a goddess of war and a multitude of other things, many of which are basically incompatible to modern values.
- Double Unlock: She can only be summoned from the story gacha after clearing Babylonia.
- Dragon Rider: Being a dragon god herself, she can ride dragons if she wants to, though her actual mount is a magic Quetalcoatlus. She doesn't possess the actual Dragon Rider skill, though, but does have EX Riding.
- Funny Foreigner: Despite the vast majority of Servants being foreigners, she's the only one to speak Japanese with a very noticeable accent, and is an overall friendly and lighthearted character. Well, save for when she's giving a certain smile, anyway...
- Gender Bender: Quetzalcoatl is generally assumed to be a male deity, but Mesoamerican gods actually manifest by possessing a host and therefore have no real defined gender. The current body was one of its hosts at some point in the past and the party speculates that a female body was chosen for this summon due to Quetzalcoatl being associated with Venus. There's still room for being a gender bender even so, though, because she may be the legendary Toltec king Quetzalcoatl from the tenth century.
- Glass Cannon: She has the highest Attack out of all Riders, and can put out some insanely powerful critical hits, but her only form of survivability is a Guts buff, and her HP isn't that great for a 5-star servant.
- God in Human Form: While in Babylonia she was more outright Physical God, as a summonable Servant she is more limited, though unlike Ishtar she's apparently using the form of one of Quetzalcoatl's previous hosts. These were often kings, hence having the King attribute. The host body shown may be Ce Acatl Topiltzin Quetzacoatl, Toltec lord and one of the most beloved rulers in Mesoamerican history. Quetzalcoatl is also traditionally depicted as a giant feathered serpent, but humanoid illustration of her exist.
- God Is Good: As the Babylonia Singularity develops, she turns out to be the most unambiguous example in the story, aiming to nurture, teach, and protect humanity. The only way she falls short in this is that she shows little mercy to enemies and can lay down very harsh judgments. This actually manifests as a kind of superpower for her: She's so overpoweringly good that she's immune to attacks from other Good-aligned Servants. It's also why she was so mourned and wanted back by the Aztecs: She was the only important divinity to forbid human sacrifice.
- Good All Along: While she's very evasive about it even as she becomes an ally (perhaps due to embarrassment), her original intention in joining the Three Goddesses Alliance was to protect humanity in the first place; she wanted to "win" the Holy Grail while slowly capturing more Mesopotamian citizens into a conscripted army of supposed human sacrifices, using the goddesses' ceasefire to eventually defeat them.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Olé!
- Her third skill, Free Fighter, can also be translated (and is known in the English version) as LUCHA LIBRE.
- Her first Noble Phantasm is "Xiuhcoatl", but she calls it "Ultimo Tope Patada."
- Unsurprisingly, the English version put several Spanish words and even phrases in her dialogue, like "adiós" and "claro que sí" (of course).
- Has a Type: Very quickly, she reveals to the party that her type is "disciplined, righteous, and earnest" — everything that the Master of Chaldea possesses.
- HeelFace Turn: Joins the heroes after rescuing the protagonist from their improbable lucha libre move and falling for them as a result.
- Height Angst: She considers taking her headdress off because she's already quite tall without it at just under six feet tall, making her the tallest non-monster female Servant. She finds it a little depressing when people like her Master have to look up so far to look her in the eye.
- Human Sacrifice: In Babylonia, the protagonists are shocked when they find out that a citizen in Ur is being sacrificed every day to appease Quetzalcoatl. Subverted soon after they notice that Quetzalcoatl's personal wrestling victims aren't dead — these sacrifices are just being conscripted to train for a final battle.
- In-Series Nickname:
- Quetzalcoatl requests that the protagonists just call her Coatl if her name's too long for them.
- Jaguar Warrior calls her "Kuku", which is short for Kukulkan, a Mayan god that's very similar to Quetzalcoatl.
- Love Transcends Spacetime: It turns out that Quetzalcoatl's love for lucha libre is because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended space-time and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment.
- Love You and Everybody: Her profile clarifies that her apparent love for the protagonist is actually not romantic in nature: she cherishes them as an exemplar of humanity and wishes to nurture their development.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Carries a shield in later Ascensions.
- Mayincatec: The gods Quetzalcoatl (Aztec) and Kukulkan (Maya) are very closely related. While her name is listed as Quetzalcoatl in-game, others like Jaguar Warrior call her Kukulkan (though Jaguar Warrior just calls her "Kuku" for short).
- Meaningful Name: The name Quetzalcoatl means feathered serpent or winged serpent, which is also the namesake for the beast she primarily rides on, as seen in her Extra attack, a Quetzalcoatlus.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: She's nice, but when she grins she suddenly sprouts massive jagged shark teeth. This is possibly a reference to Quetzalcoatl's traditional appearance, as her name literally means "winged serpent" and she's usually depicted as a massive feathered dragon.
- No-Sell: As the pinnacle of Goodness, she cannot be harmed by Good-aligned Servants, which is why in her Babylon boss fight you need to use other alignments, such as Evil, Neutral or more obscure alignments like Summer or Madness. The playable Quetzalcoatl officially still has this ability in a reduced capacity, but it doesn't show.
- Not Quite Dead: In an attempt to halting Beast II's progress, she unleashed her Noble Phantasm, Xiulcoatl, to slow it down but it did little to stop it. The heroes presumed that she is dead... until she shows up in the end of the chapter to beat up Merlin for his stunt from earlier.
- Physical God: In the Babylonia chapter, due to the details of her summoning and having set up a temple devoted to herself, she possesses her full power, including her divine Authority. As a result she hopelessly outclasses the party when they try to go up against her. Fortunately, she's actually really nice so she agrees to work with them under the condition that she doesn't have to go against Tiamat/Gorgon directly as they had made a pact. Merlin tricks her into doing it anyway to bring down the Gorgon's temple, which causes her to lose a great deal of her power (though, because she was tricked rather than knowingly breaking the pact, she doesn't perish outright as a result), so she beats the shit out of him at the chapter's conclusion.
- The Power of the Sun: Her third Noble Phantasm, Piedra Del Sol: The Sun Stone. Quetzalcoatl assumed the role of the sun for a time, and it allows her to channel this power once again. She usually keeps it as a trump card because it's heavily mana-intensive and ridiculously strong; the one use we see of it in story evaporates a large chunk of Tiamat's Primordial Sea. Ishtar believes that if she was at all serious about her early antagonizing of Uruk, she could have just roasted the entire town in one shot.
- Ptero Soarer: Her second Noble Phantasm is a Phantasmal Beast in the shape of the Quetzalcoatlus, a real-life pterosaur named after her. When its name is invoked, it can control massive rain and thunderstorms. It appears for her Extra Attack, and she summons many of them to transport the party around once she joins the protagonists in Babylonia.
- Redemption Demotion: In a sense. While she was never evil to begin with, she was antagonistic, and she's still pretty powerful if you summon her, she's nowhere near as strong defensively when you control her in comparison to when you fight her - during the latter case, she can only take normal damage from servants of one of 3 unconventional alignments (Bridenote , Insanenote , and Summernote )note while taking reduced damage from neutral/evil aligned servants and almost no damage from good aligned servants; whereas in the former, alignment doesn't affect how much damage she takes.
- Rescue Romance: Inverted. She considers herself "defeated" by the protagonist after rescuing them from their suicidal attack against her, impressing her with the act while worrying her with such a crazy move.
- Set Swords to "Stun": Played with. Similar to Mash's antics with hitting people with the back of the proverbial blade (or, in her case, her shield), she's actually trying to avoid killing people with her wrestling. Trying to being the key word — the protagonists believed they were Killed Off for Real on first glance, and it turns out that she was bringing them back to life even after catastrophic falls.
- The Symbiote: Mesoamerican deities were different. In this case, they were symbiotes that came from an asteroid from space (The one that killed the dinosaurs). They jumped from human to human, thus being human and divine. This Quetzalcoatl's appearance was one of them.
- Slasher Smile: Is capable of an absolutely terrifying one. Where the heck do all those extra teeth come from?
- Statuesque Stunner: At 1.81 m, she's even taller than Raikou and Medusa.
- Verbal Tic: She tends to punctuate her sentences with "yes" or "no", depending on the context.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: When she beats down the doors of Uruk and sees the protagonist, she is immediately smitten and promises to call off the war if they marry her. She walks it back shortly afterwards though.
- The Worf Effect: An interesting example in that we don't see it happen, but when Tiamat fully awakens in Babylonia, Quetzalcoatl is completely blunt that even if she used her full power including the power she had before she lost half of her Divinity, she would be unable to win the resulting fight, even with Ishtar and any other Authority in Mesopotamia backing her up.
- Worf Had the Flu: Despite being one of the strongest Servants in the franchise, likely beating out even the likes Ozymandias, she does have two known losses to her name... sort of.
- First, she was dethroned by Tezcatlipoca because she got dead drunk and lost a fight to him like that.
- Second, she's offscreened in Christmas 2017 because she tried to fight Ereshkigal in the underworld. Not only is Ereshkigal invincible on her home ground, but Quetzalcoatl is also notably weaker than normal in the underworld because she's a sun goddess and gods in general find their powers sapped by the underworld's presence.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Her Noble Phantasm is a phoenix tornado piledriver. It was not supposed to be, originally, but it turns out she's picked up a passion for lucha libre after becoming a Servant (her favorite is Místico, by the way), and tweaked her own fighting style to include wrestling moves. She's so impressed when the protagonist performs a suicidally dangerous lucha move that she immediately drops everything to join their side.
ID: No. 231
Alignment: True Neutral
Origin: China (2nd Century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: AinCross
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa
Lu Bu's legendary steed from the era of the Three Kingdoms, he debuts in Lostbelt #3: SIN.
- Abnormal Ammo: Since he might not have large-enough arrows to use with Imitation God Force, he thinks that it would be faster for him to just fire halberds with it.
- Ambiguous Situation: He's unsure if he's simply a horse whose association with Lu Bu has caused him to develop similar traits or a fusion of Lu Bu and Red Hare. He even apologizes beforehand that if the latter is the case, he may act like Lu Bu tends to—which is never a good thing.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His Noble Phantasm ignores defense buffs on all enemies when dealing damage, and his second skill has a chance to grant him invincibility pierce, making his Noble Phantasm completely unable to be avoided or mitigated. That's pretty good for a 3-star Servant.
- Badass Boast: "Among men, Lu Bu. Among horses, Red Hare", which he quotes when using his NP.
- Boring, but Practical: He's essentially a budget Achilles and Rider Kintoki rolled into one, the result being a fairly strong AOE NP Rider at cheap rarity that beats out Medusa as the AOE Rider of low rarity title.
- Cool Horse: He was often described in historical records as being very powerful, and in a famous quote from the Cao Man Zhuan (which he quotes himself, as seen in Badass Boast) he's described as standing out among all horses. It's pretty notable that unlike other horses owned by heroes, he's able to be summoned as a Servant by himself and not just function as part of another Servant's Noble Phantasm.
- Critical Hit Class: His skillset is very similar to Rider Kintoki's (especially with the mechanically-exact-same Long-Distance Dash skill), but he trades self NP charge and sheer Quick-card-absurdity for versatility. His second skill bundles together three buffs that last for one turn (Evasion, Ignore Invincible, and increased Critical Star gather rate), but the latter two buffs are chance-based. His third skill boosts his otherwise low attack (for his rarity) with a critical damage buff and generic attack buff with a high uptime of 3 turns on a 5-turn cooldown.
- Double Unlock: He can only be summoned from the story gacha after clearing Lostbelt #3: SIN.
- Flaming Hair: In his third ascension, his mane, beard and tail look as though they're made of fire. He also has flames coming off his legs.
- Lightning Bruiser: Both in-story and mechanically; he's fast yet built for endurance with an EX rank, and while he has a massive HP stat and low attack (a hare higher HP and attack than Stone Wall Boudica, making him the 3-star Rider with the most HP), his skillset lets him pack a powerful punch. With critical hits factored in, he's able to compete with the only other single-target 3-star Rider, Ushiwakamaru, and is only held back by being story-locked and more difficult to level-up his Noble Phantasm.
- Loyal Animal Companion: In contrast to his original liege, he is dutiful and loyal to whatever Master he's serving. He's especially ecstatic at being reunited with Lu Bu once again.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: As a Servant, he has a human torso and arms but everything else is horse.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: His mane grows significantly in his second ascension, though by his third ascension it now looks as though it's made of fire.
- Stock Animal Diet: Since he's a horse, he loves carrots.
- Swiss Army Weapon: He uses a version of Lu Bu's halberd called Imitation God Force, which is shown to at least have Halberd Force and Cannon Force modes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: As befitting any horse, he mentions that he loves carrots.
- Uplifted Animal: By his own admission, he was originally just a wild horse, but being summoned as a Servant has granted him human intelligence and speech (though it's not clear if it's a result of being associated with Lu Bu or if he was actually fused with Lu Bu).
ID: No. 172
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Origin: Spain (15th century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Moto Murabito
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka
Christopher Columbus is an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. He completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, leading to permanent European contact with the Americas, inaugurating a period of exploration, conquest, and colonization that lasted several centuries.
Though he is famed for this discovery, he has a much darker side, as upon arrival at San Salvador, he and his crew raped, pillaged, slaughtered, and enslaved the natives. With no restraints and more islands to be found, the Spaniards continued this bloody path of conquest as they formed their new empire.
He appears in Agartha as an ally and eventually reveals himself as an antagonist.
- Anchors Away: He carries a small anchor on his person to smack people with, and his Santa María Drop Anchor: Voyage to the New World brings in his entire ship's worth of anchors.
- Badass Beard: It curls upwards.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Can present himself as a positive-thinking man who helps others, while secretly using them to his advantage and later dispose of them if they pose a threat to his reign. His Interlude also supports this view: He acted helpful to the protagonist and Mash, proves it and said that he's learned his lessons... and then goes to a villain group secret meeting consisting of Moriarty, Mephistopheles and Blackbeard, confessing that he was just faking kindness to the two to get whatever it is he wants.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: Columbus is a firm follower of his old-world values, sticking to slavery, pillaging, and destroying foreigners when most Servants accept that the world has changed since their times. He brings up the fact just because the world's values have changed doesn't mean that his have to change and points out any other Heroic Spirit can choose to go with the new ones or stick with the values they grew up with as "normal", which can be seen with even several non-villainous Servants.
- Determinator: What he prides himself as above all. He refuses to give up about anything, and always manages to rouse his comrades into following him. Though sometimes his methods are really questionable: he admits to lying about seeing land during his travel to the New World so his crew wouldn't lose hope, and in Agartha burns the Resistance's base to the ground so they would have nothing to lose in the assault against El Dorado. Ultimately this proves to be a villainous trait more than anything, as his determination leads him to try to force his old world values and bring back slavery.
- Proven further in a non-villainous way in his Valentine's day return gift, in which he gives the protagonist a bunch of standing boiled eggs which he made stand through sheer determination and repeated trials, not by breaking its end like his real world counterpart did.
- Epic Flail: One of his weapons is a chain with an anchor on one end and the ship's wheel of Le Santa María on the other.
- Evil All Along: Reveals himself as this in Agartha, where everything he did was to personally benefit himself and no one else.
- Evil Counterpart: He has Voyager of the Storm and a similar amalgamated Battle Continuation Skill that makes him similar to Edward Teach, but in spite of being a more "legitimate" mariner, he manages to make the legendary pirate Blackbeard look almost saintly with how malevolent and selfish he is.Although
- Evil Is Hammy: Rather than his voice, most of hamminess stems from his over-the-top evil facial expressions he makes.
- Evil Virtues: Despite being a cruel, greedy, and ruthless person, his sense of determination, charisma, and intelligence are all genuine magnetic qualities.
- Eviler Than Thou: Manages to pull this on all the rulers of Agartha once he shows his real intentions, viewing everyone as slaves to be exploited for his benefit. The protagonist views him as despicable once they see his true character. However, the fact that he had amnesia was actually apart of Phenex's and Caster of the Nightless City's "story" to end all magic forever.
- A Father to His Men: He cultivates this relationship with the Resistance for his own ends, despite ultimately viewing them as disposable.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: As it turns out, none of your party members liked or trusted him. Mash was obviously suspicious of him from the start, Fergus was quietly waiting for his betrayal and the reveal of his identity as Christopher Columbus cemented the party's distrust and dislike of him. As a result, his intended surprise betrayal only works on his own men and the protagonist, who was (possibly jokingly) already suspicious of another charismatic old man with amnesia.
- Good Counterpart: Columbus Alter according to Murabito. Since Alters are supposed to be their counterparts' moral inverse, he gets his Historical Villain Upgrade knocked out of him along with an Age Lift that turns him into a much more pleasant (and good-looking) young man.
- Hate Sink: Columbus is unique that despite being able to enter your services, the game makes no excuse that he's one EVIL bastard undeserving of sympathy. He has an overblown Historical Villain Upgrade instead of whitewashing like many other Servants, he's an unabashed self-serving two-faced bastard that holds high values that normal people are usually disgusted at, kicks puppies a lot, and does despicable things with a glee that the narrative is like telling you that it's OK to hate this Servant even if you can summon him. Also, he's a creepy-looking old man, not a 'husbando', and definitely not a 'waifu'.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Many historians nowadays agree that he didn't intentionally discover the Americas (he believed that it was India he had landed on, naming the natives Indians), he wasn't the first explorer to find the Americasnote and his discovery of them led to many atrocities being committed against natives that are often incorrectly attributed to him (at best, he's an Unwitting Instigator of Doom who just got lucky that he discovered the Americasnote ). In fact, many claims of genocide on his part are debatably not true, as many historians argue that the perception of Columbus as having killed the local Native American tribes was the result of "Black Legend", which was that the Spanish were written as being more ruthless and evil than they really were by many other nations at the time.note Here, he's depicted as not only responsible for said atrocities, but continuing them despite times having drastically changed.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: A member of the Resistance destroys his sole means of escape, repeating Columbus' words about never giving up, no matter the odds.
- Identity Amnesia: He can't remember his name at the start of Agartha, but unlike Moriarty he does remember his values, so he still backstabs people as soon as it's convenient, and intends to remake Agartha into his own slave kingdom.
- It's All About Me: Everything he does is solely to benefit himself, even viewing God as explicitly blessing him with the chance of having an endless legion of multiplying female slaves to sell. While he talks big about determination and not losing hope, he does so only as long as it benefits himself. Once it doesn't he outright insults the people who believed in him for foiling his schemes.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: During an early lesson on determination, he tells his men not to be afraid to retreat, since it's not "giving up" if you come back for another go later on.
- A Lady on Each Arm: His Final Ascension artwork shows him sitting around with two Playboy Bunny girls sitting by his side.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Lost his memories, which he regains near the end of Agartha. He was still evil despite the amnesia though. It happens again during Valentine 2018 when a large cacao bean hits him on the head and he remains with amnesia all the way till the end of the pigeon report storyline.
- The Musketeer: Aside from his cutlass and rifle, he uses anchors and lashes.
- Mythology Gag: His skill activation animation has him happily chomp on an egg, as a reference to the famous anecdote of Columbus's egg. His Valentine gift are a bunch of eggs which he uses to illustrate a point about how the protagonist needs to believe in pursuing his goals.
- Nightmare Face: Sports an incredibly disturbing one when he uses his Noble Phantasm by Stage 3. He even sports that damn smile as he gets attacked!
- Non-Standard Character Design: Even by the game's standards, the scratchy, lineless style of his artwork and his outrageous expressions that make him look like a runaway One Piece character stand out in comparison to the other Servants who made their debut in Agartha.
- Obviously Evil: Downplayed. Every single person from Chaldea except maybe the protagonist (who is fresh from another charming, amnesiac old man's betrayal) is immediately suspicious of Rider even before he reveals his True Name (and his obscured True Name and maybe-lying amnesia didn't help). But besides the general aura of suspicious around him and Christopher Columbus' history, there's no blatant sign of evil. Up to his betrayal wherein every Obviously Evil appearance trope comes into play, his actions, though purely through his own self-interest, coincided with the protagonists' goals and his resistance men are wholly shocked by his betrayal.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: According to Semiramis's pigeons during Valentine 2018, he ends up on a journey that culminates in becoming a Space Pirate who fights off an evil chocolate Alien Invasion.
- Pet the Dog: One of his few positive moments comes from his bond lines, where after reaching bond 4 he states that considers you his equal "partner", and at bond 5 he calls you the "best partner i've ever had". Given how little he cares for others, the fact that he considers his master equal to him at bond 5 is a shockingly nice coming from him.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Murabito's design for "Lily" Columbus shows him as visibly more bright-eyed and calm than his older counterpart.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Something he's unfortunately really fond of. The game doesn't shy away from showing him as both an idealistic Bold Explorer and the cruel man who pillaged and enslaved natives before becoming a tyrannical governor.
- Rousing Speech: He's really good at these. The protagonist likes to call him "Uncle Positive Thinking".
- Slasher Smile: He displays one as he betrays the protagonist and tries to shoot him. Only Young Fergus interfering stops him.
- Outside story, whenever he has ascended at least once and unleashes a Noble Phantasm (also his default sprite during his time as an NPC/antagonist), he sports out a HUGE terrifying one, which also gives vibes about his more malicious nature. His April Fools art also sports one, but the nature of the art makes it look funny instead.
- Tombstone Teeth: His "dashing smile" is actually a nightmarish grin that distorts his entire face, exposing a mouth full of uniformly blocky teeth.
- Whip It Good: As someone so tied to the concept of slavery, he naturally uses a whip in one of his attack animations.
- Would Hit a Girl: In a flashback, he's shown swiftly betraying, shooting, and killing Helena Blavatsky as he takes the Peach Blossom Shangri-La from her as his own base. Fortunately, she turns up completely fine near the end of the story.
ID: No. 211
Alignment: True Neutral & Chaotic Good
Origin: Japan (19th Century)
First appearance: Koha-Ace
Illustrated by: pako
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase & Yui Horie
Oryō: "Nice to meet you, human. By the way, you look delicious."
Ryōma: "No, no, you can't eat them, okay."
Sakamoto Ryōma is a famous Japanese figure capable of assassination and brokering peace, gaining prominence during the Bakumatsu Period. Though he was assassinated at a young age, he paved the way for other revolutionaries to eventually initiate the Meiji Restoration that would change Japan's governmental structure after decades of the Tokugawa shogunate's isolationist policy. His accomplishments made him remembered as the father of the Japanese Imperial Navy.
Oryō is a dragon spirit that Ryōma made a contract with after he freed her on a whim.
He made his debut at the third GUDAGUDA event as a free Servant.
- Ambadassador: Probably the reason for Ryōma's True Neutral alignment, and quite understandably so. This, after all, is the guy who went down in history as his generation's best negotiator, lobbyist and peacemaker — and managed to make two (later three) warring domains ally in overthrowing the Shogunate.
- Battle Couple: They fight as a pair in combat and Oryō is deeply in love with Ryōma.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: According to the max bond CE, Oryō was trapped and pierced by a cursed spear. She remembers planning on all kinds of deceptions to trick Sakamoto into releasing her and then killing him, and was surprised when he just removed the spear, commented on how that must have sucked, and left. She fell in love with him and followed.
- Boring, but Practical: Ryōma's low-ish attack stat for a 4-Star Rider is a tad underwhelming next to Rider Kintoki (another powerful and well-received welfare Rider), but his cohesive skillset makes him an effective damage dealer in Arts teams. This is further helped by his status as the only Rider with a single-target Arts Noble Phantasm aside from St. George. Pair him on a team of Art support units, and his low attack becomes a non-issue thanks to being able to use his Noble Phantasm quickly, on top of any damage buffs he might get. In particular, put him alongside Merlin, Tamamo, or Caster Gilgamesh, and you have a strong Arts crit Servant, all for free as well!
- Breath Weapon: Oryo uses a poison breath in their chained Quick attack after Ryōma fires his revolver.
- Dragon Rider: He's a Rider because his Noble Phantasm is a dragon woman he's contracted with... and who's also named after his real life wife, meaning that a certain Double Entendre may or may not be at play.
- Eaten Alive: Oryō inflicts this as part of her Noble Phantasm animation, turning into her dragon form and repeatedly ramming into the target before eating them whole. She's also prone to threatening people with that fate.Oryō: Can I eat that guy?
Ryōma: You can't eat that guy.
- Gratuitous English: When using their Noble Phantasm, Oryō will occasionally say "Yay, peace peace!" in a hilariously deadpan tone before transforming.
- Guardian Entity: Oryō serves as Ryōma's Noble Phantasm; when not active she hovers above him in his ascended portrait and sprite, and aids in normal attacks.
- Historical In-Joke: The historical Ryōma was married to a human woman named Narasaki Ryō, who was almost universally known by her nickname Oryō. The Nasuverse Oryō is not Narasaki Ryō as a dragon, but her name is an obvious reference.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Oryō's true form is that of a mizuchi, a serpent-like creature one step behind a Dragon Kind.
- It Only Works Once: In lore, Oryō can only transform once before the World recognizes how she doesn't belong in the Age of Man and works to destroy her, making this also a case of an Hour of Power. In gameplay, Oryō can transform as many times as the Noble Phantasm gauge is filled up.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Like many of the other Japanese Servants from the Bakumatsu period, Ryōma brings a katana to the battlefield.
- Lean and Mean: Unlike the other Servants who have ties with snakes, Oryu is rather skinny while also being transparently acerbic in how she deals with people.
- Man in White: Ryōma wears a classy white suit with a matching hat. The suit is actually the dress uniform of officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy—who, as noted above, he is seen as the metaphorical "founder" ofnote . On the Urban Legend side of things, a story also spread that at the time of the Russo-Japanese War, the Empress of Japan saw him in a dream dressed in white, assuring her that Japan would win the war. This, apart from the Double Entendre joke above, might be the larger reason as to why he qualifies as Rider.
- Nice Guy: Upon seeing a dangerous dragon sealed by a cursed spear, he immediately removed the spear before she could even try to trick him into removing it, remarking that it looked painful. Then he simply left, so she followed him instead of devouring him as planned. His wish for the grail is also just for everyone to be happy.
- Prehensile Hair: Oryō can use her hair as an attack in one of her Quick card animations.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Oryō's standard attack.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Oryō's hair is dark black and her skin is extremely pale to emphasize her otherworldliness.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Oryō has red eyes and she's unpleasant at best to everyone besides Ryōma, threatening to eat people to get them to do what she wants.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Carries a revolver that he uses in several of his attack animations. It was known to be a gift from a fellow revolutionary.
- Scaled Up: Oryō turns into a serpentine dragon in their Noble Phantasm.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Oryo's humanoid form wears a scarf that resembles a black snakeskin, or possibly it's her own skin that's worn like a scarf.
- Statuesque Stunner: Not immediately obvious since she spends so little time actually standing (she seems to prefer floating in the air), but Oryō is even taller than Medusa at 173cm.
- Sword and Gun: Uses a katana, most likely his family's heirloom sword Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, and a revolver.
- Technicolor Fire: The scabbard of Ryōma's sword lights up with blue flames while using his Noble Phantasm until it transforms into a wavy amber sword.
- Third-Person Person: Oryō refers to herself this way, calling herself "Oryō-san".
- Together in Death: When Sakamoto Ryōma died as a human, Oryō committed suicide instead of ascending into heaven to become a true dragon.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Oryu's is frogs - not frog legs, mind you, but whole frogs.
- Wound Licking: Oryō's saliva has healing properties.
ID: No. 115
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Japan (Heian Period)
First appearance: Fate/Apocrypha material book (as Berserker)
Illustrated by: Honjou Raita
Voiced by: Koji Yusa
Kintoki's rocking a new look with a leather jacket, restyled hair, and a cool shining buckle as a lightning rider. He's also brought his favorite motorcycle, the Golden Bear, and rides it like the wind, forgetting all his troubles with women and onis alike while doing so.
He debuted for the Onigashima event as its free Servant, personifying Kintoki in his youth, before slaughtering Shuten-douji and her band of onis.
- '80s Hair: That golden mullet (apart from his biker threads) is what distinguishes him from his Berserker version. It does look good on him.
- Animal Motif: In Onigashima, Kintoki plays the role of the monkey companion within the Momotarou crew. He tells the protagonist how he has fought strong monkeys at his mountain, although other characters noted that his description of them is more fitting to gorillas.
- Badass Biker: He's decked head to toe in biker gear, and his Golden Drive Goodnight involves rolling over the enemy with a pimped-out motorbike with buzzsaws for wheels.
- Call-Back: His Berserker version mentions in his Bond 2 line that if he was summoned as a Rider, he would bring along his golden bike.
- Celibate Hero: Still flustered around girls with revealing clothes.
- Cool Bike: Unit Golden Bear, his replacement for the bear he rode in legend.
- Cool Shades: It actually plays more thematically here, and is more stylish as such.
- Critical Hit Class: He has a Quick based Noble Phantasm that massively raises his Quick card effectiveness (up to a whopping 90% at maximum overcharge) before he attacks, and his first skill also greatly raises his Quick card effectiveness and critical star drop rate for 3 turns, letting him generate Jack the Ripper levels of critical stars and a lot of NP gauge from a Quick chain. He's considered to be one of the best welfare Servants in the game because of how powerful his Quick cards are. It's quite telling how he is still considered a very high tier servant despite the advent of Merlin and the Buster-oriented meta. And with the advent of Scáthach-Skadi and her Quick performance buff, he's now even more powerful.
- Glass Cannon: He can dish out a lot of damage from his NP and his powerful critical hits, but his only form of survivability is a heal, and his HP is below average, which means he'll go down quickly under concentrated fire.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Relies entirely on old-fashioned brawling, even if his punches are... shocking to say the least.
- Gratuitous English: His original Berserker form was already really bad about that, and this Rider version is even worse. He can't go anywhere without throwing a SMASH, COOL, ROCK 'N ROLL or a variety of other borrowed English words.
- Henshin Hero: Due to his "ambiguous interpretation" of what being a Rider-class Servant is, he's been summoned with a Transformation Trinket style belt not dissimilar to the Kamen Rider franchise's heroes, who ride into battle on motorcycles. He doesn't seem to have any intention of performing a henshin, though.
- I Call It "Vera": His Unit Bear/Bear-go, which he treats like as if it's alive and has feelings.
- My Horse Is a Motorbike: Or, in his case, his bear mount has been adapted into a motorbike.
- Power Fist: He's normally wielding oversized brass knuckles when delivering his punches, and even while operating his bike for his Noble Phantasm.
- Shock and Awe: He's still the same Kintoki, even without his axe. His motorcycle's wheels are adorned with the God of Thunder's drums.
- Real Man Can Cook: Some of the characters were surprised that Kintoki can cook. However, he says that making onigiri is the least he can do, since he prefers quick meals over fancy meals that would take too much time to finish eating.
- Smoking Is Cool: More visible in this iteration. His ascension items are 4 custom golden Zippo-type lighters and he's about to smoke as pictured in his final Ascension artwork.
- Thunder Drum: The wheels of Golden Drive are the drums of the Thunder God Raijin, which emit more lightning the longer he rides on the Golden Drive. His mats also mentions one story where he used the drums to drive away and fry the nightmares Raikou was having.
ID: No. 241
Alignment: True Neutral
Origin: China (2nd century)
First appearance: Fate/Apocrypha (as Reines El-Melloi Archisorte)
Illustrated by: Mineji Sakamoto
Voiced by: Inori Minase
A Pseudo-Servant comprised of famed Chinese strategist Sima Yi and ruthless head of the El-Melloi family Reines Archisorte. She made her debut in the crossover event, "Lady Reines' Case Files", as its lead Servant.
- Blob Monster: Trimmau takes the form of a spherical metallic slime creature when not in maid form.
- The Dividual: Trimmau assists Sima Yi/Reines in battle. In fact, Trimmau does most of the fighting for her. So safe to say once you summon Sima Yi/Reines, you also get Trimmau as part of the deal.
- Jerkass: She openly admits to having a bad personality, and tends to be a complete asshole to everyone she meets, the sole exception being Gray who she instead simply teases.
- Meido: Reines' mercury maid Trimmau has been brought along for the ride, though it only retains the maid look for Reines' first two stages; its third stage costume is instead more of an Anime Chinese Girl look.
- Morph Weapon: Trimmau still retains this trait from when it was Kayneth's Mystic Code, creating hammers, Razor Floss, whips, spikes, and even transforming into a horse for Reines to ride on.
- Mythology Gag:
- Part of the joke behind Sima Yi's possession is Reines always having the upper hand against Waver, which now includes her Servant class and Heroic Spirit, since Sima Yi and Zhuge Liang have been portrayed as rivals in media about the Three Kingdoms.
- That Reines is a Rider means she's weak against Gray, who's an Assassin; in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files, Reines is an asshole to most everyone but Gray, who she teases affectionately while claiming it's part of her usual sadistic behavior.
- Nice Hat: She wears different kinds of small hats in each of her Ascension forms.
- Ninja Maid: Trimmau does most of the fighting for Reines.
- Ore Onna: Whenever Sima Yi takes over Reines' body, her voice becomes deeper and she refers to herself with the male pronoun "ore".
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes turn red when activating a skill, using Noble Phantasm, and in her final Ascension art.
- Sadist: Enjoys seeing others suffer or be miserable.
- Sharing a Body: Both Reines and Sima Yi have control over Reines' body, with Sima Yi noted to be speaking when her voice is deeper.
- Square Race, Round Class: Reines is essentially a Caster in a Rider's skin, with all three of her skills devoted to supporting the party members in some way while her NP is meant to debuff the enemy. Even her attack animations in relying on Trimmau for most attacks is evocative of the hands-off Caster approach. She does, at least, "ride" Trimmau in her horse form.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: Reines' NP is unique in that it throws the defensive disadvantage side of the triangle to the wayside on your party once it's used, meaning that any attack from any enemy would deal neutral damage to all of your team members (except for attacks from enemies with class disadvantage; your team will still resist them). This helps a lot when dealing with enemy Berserkers as well as temporarily removing ally Berserkers' major weakness.
ID: No. 27
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Origin: Japan (12th century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Background development: Yuuichiro Higashide and Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Mineji Sakamoto
Voiced by: Saori Hayami
This ill-fated commander is so famous that there is no one in Japan who does not know her name. Although she was blessed with talent and charisma, she was abandoned by her brother Yoritomo, and was killed together with her attendant Benkei. It would be no exaggeration to say that Ushiwakamaru is the most famous military commander in Japanese history. Probably only someone like Oda Nobunaga possesses popularity that rivals hers.
However the early half of her life from before raising an army is wrapped in mystery. It has been told that at eleven years old, while under the care of the Kurama Temple, Ushiwakamaru met with the onmyouji Kiichi Hougen (some theories say that he was also the Kurama Tengu) and awarded with the arts of war. While there is no doubt that she was an excellent tactician, Yoshitsune lacked something vital.
Ushiwakamaru is Minamoto no Yoshitsune's childhood name. She appears as an ally in the Onigashima event and in the Babylonia chapter. She also appears in the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA.
- The Ace: In life, she was considered to be a person of great talent and genius intellect.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Asks to be petted on the head by the protagonist in her Interlude, which they agree to do. She's also starts blushing when Raikou pets her head in Onigashima.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her torso is completely exposed except for most of her breasts. She wears nothing but scant sleeves, a bikini bottom and later some armor that doesn't actually do anything to protect her...assets. Her age is never approximated in-game, but Ushiwakamaru was the historical Minamoto no Yoshitsune's childhood name, and traditional Japanese naming convention has children receiving their adult name in their mid-teens, meaning this girl is probably, at the oldest, fourteen or so.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She was mentioned to have been persecuted by people around her due to her great talent when she was alive, most likely to their jealousy over her potential. Although she probably didn't care. See Fearless Fool below.
- Ancestral Weapon: Her sword Usumidori is noted to be the sword that slain the Earth Spider youkai. It is also noted that the Earth Spider was slain by Raikou, who is Ushiwakamaru's ancestor by two centuries. This very sword is featured in her Bond 10 Craft Essence, empowering Ushiwakamaru and her allies' Quick cards.
- Animal Motif: During Onigashima, she plays the role of the dog companion within the Momotarou crew, notably because to show her loyalty and how dutiful she is. The role is so popular that she has to compete with Fou, Mash, Tamamo and Kiyohime for it.
- Ax-Crazy: In the Christmas event, she complains that her master doesn't appreciate her offering them demon heads and mentions if they asked she'd be happy to collect demon eyes for them. It's a nod to ascension items' (very) low drop rate.
- She was also very enthusiastic when it came to killing the oni during the Onigashima event.
- In her past life, it was said that she is this in the battlefield. As she has no concept of fear, she was coined as a ruthless killer in battle. Even as a Servant, it is stated that she will display a cold and sadistic side to anyone except her Master.
- Back from the Dead: The version of her that appears in Solomon's Temple is actually the same version of her that fought alongside the heroes in Babylonia instead of a new summon with the same memories. As it turns out, because she died during the Age of Gods, he wound up in the underworld instead of returning to the Throne of Heroes. When Ereshkigal is summoned to the temple, she resurrects her, Benkei, and Leonidas to help fight the Demon God Pillars.
- Badass Adorable: Despite her small stature and youthful exuberance, her skill with a sword is formidable. In her legend, she was able to best Musashibou Benkei (who later became a Lancer-class Servant) in single combat.
- Balance Buff: Her Tengu Art of War A was buffed via Strengthening Quest to Tengu Art of War EX, which in addition to the party wide NP gain buff, also gives her a Quick buff that scales the same as her NP gain. The result is that she stands strong as the cheap single target Quick Servant (not counting Rider Kintoki), as she now can buff her Quick card on top her star generating buff to be a strong Quick Servant.
- Battle Trophy: She makes it her hobby to take her defeated opponents' heads, which is useless to the ascension materials farming as it's not the head that they need. Then again, that is standard operating procedure for Samurai on the battlefield.
- Big Brother Worship: Wholeheartedly adored her older brother, Yoritomo.
- Boring, but Practical: She is a great servant for those without a 4 or 5-star Rider thanks to a strong skill set and Noble Phantasm.
- Cannot Spit It Out: It's pretty clear during her Interlude she's fallen for the protagonist, from how she wants to know more about their past, being worried they would be disappointed in her performance, being giddy at getting praise, and wanting to be patted on the head, but she never comes out and says it. Her Bond 5 line has it seem like she comes dangerously close to a Love Confession, but stops herself at the last second.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: A few sips of Benkei's tea at Onigashima ends with her getting completely plastered. Justified in this case as the tea is later revealed to actually be magical wine Benkei got from Shuten-douji, which was designed to make people insanely drunk. Although, comments in Babylonia imply she's just as bad with regular alcohol.
- Chainmail Bikini: She's wearing some sections of traditional samurai armor, for all the good it does for the rest of her outfit.
- Cool Horse: Her primary mount, a white stallion named Tayuuguro, which, oddly enough, is not used in conjunction with her Noble Phantasm.note
- Cool Sword: Usumidori. Which is an Ancestral Weapon.
- Even the Girls Want Her:
- She is the first girl with the Brynhild's Beloved trait, a gameplay feature that corresponds to Brynhild's NP being more powerful on the people she loves.
- In "Super☆Ghouls 'n Pumpkins," one challenge battle has players only use Servants that Da Vinci likes. Ushiwakamaru is the sole female Servant, everyone else is a guy.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Gets more pronounced the further forward one goes in her stage cards.
- Fearless Fool: She has absolutely no concept of fear or worry, which caused her a lot of problems as she cannot figure out why one would be worried of their abilities... or that her brother might be jealous of her.
- Flash Step: One of her other Noble Phantasms is her performing this before launching a great, near-unavoidable slash with Usumidori. This is the same ability that Okita regularly performs in her attacks.
- Floating Platforms: Her Noble Phantasm, Dan-No-Ura Hassou Tobi, creates these in the form of eight small ships that give her a clear shot at her target to represent footholds in the environment.
- Future Me Scares Me: She's a bit melancholy when she talks about her future self as Minamoto no Yoshitsune. According to her, Yoshitsune is far more cold-hearted and brutal than her younger self, to the point that she forgot how to smile.
- Gender Flip: Of Minamoto no Yoshitsune. It's noted that in Musashi's native dimension, she is a man. And a pretty one, at that.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Babylonia, she stalls Gorgon/Tiamat long enough for the heroes to make it back to the northern wall. She manages to slash Gorgon with her Noble Phantasm but is crushed by the goddess's tail in retaliation.
- The Hero's Journey: Her true Noble Phantasm is actually a series of her feats that mark the progression of her life as military commander. Only one of the four, Hassou Tobi, is known currently. Her other NPs are detailed in FGO Material I.
- Human Resources: Kingu originally intended to use her body as a potent source for growing new monsters. However, after she insults the hypocrisy of his inability to kill children despite claiming to want humanity to die, he decides to throw her directly into the Chaos Tide.
- Interspecies Adoption: Was raised by tengu after being exiled to one of the temples on Mount Kurama following the assassination of her father by the Taira clan. They taught her martial arts and the art of swordsmanship.
- It Amused Me: Aside from being a Fearless Fool and having hidden Ax-Crazy tendencies, she was also a notorious prankster who loves to mess with people for fun. At one point, she even outright says that she plans on messing with the fake Benkei for the heck of it, then kill him afterwards when she gets bored of him.
- She wasn't the least bit kind to her subordinates in her past life, either. It was stated that she treats them like expendable pawns who's only purpose is to "Die so they can make an easy place for her to fight".
- Jack-of-All-Stats: With a powerful single-target Noble Phantasm, two party-buff skills, and overall decent survivability, Ushi is capable as an all-round 3-star servant.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Uses one to finish off her opponents once she's closed the distance with her Noble Phantasm. Based on her sprite and art design, it does seem to be Usumidori.
- Lack of Empathy: Fear, to be exact. In life, this has caused her a lot of issues with other people especially towards her own older brother who is extremely jealous of her.
- Magic Skirt: The anime intro has her performing a pair of front flips, both of which should've flashed her breasts to anyone around her, but the strips of armor hanging down from her shoulders stay in position just enough to prevent a Wardrobe Malfunction.
- Mythology Gag: If you have Benkei, she's happy to see him, realizes he's a fake, and reprimands him.
- Rapunzel Hair: Even in a ponytail it still reaches her knees.
- Reforged into a Minion: She suffers this fate in Babylonia after being thrown into the Chaos Tide and converted into one of Tiamat's "children".
- Sadist: Definitely shows some shades of this though not to an extreme. In her own words, she can be playful.
- She Is All Grown Up: She mentions in Onigashima that her adult self Yoshitsune is much more filled out than her current teenaged appearance, though Benkei makes mention (to her anger) that even then she's still not as "impressive" as her ancestor Raikou.
- Simple, yet Awesome: If one is seeking for a good budget Rider to invest in or failed to obtain strong powerful Riders such as Francis Drake or Ozymandias, Ushi is a good servant to invest in, as she has a good variety of party buffs and a strong single target Noble Phantasm that comes with her.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Her maxed-out Noble Phantasm can become this in-gameplay with enough buffs or CE support. It hits only once and capable one-shotting any Caster-class Servants.
- Stripperiffic: Her original design had more clothing, but the artist was requested to remove some, resulting in the current design. In Onigashima, Kintoki is left staring in surprise at how much it leaves uncovered.
- Subtext: There is definitely an undercurrent of bitterness towards being betrayed by her brother in later life but she doesn't let herself directly act on it. Instead it comes out passive-aggressively (similar to Fionn and Diarmuid) especially towards Hitachibou Kaison; aka the fake Benkei; who also betrayed her by fleeing during her last battle.
- Transhuman Treachery: In one of the Babylonia chapter's more gut-punching moments, she is recreated by Tiamat's Chaos Tide, turning her into one of her children that can replicate. Unlike most others she is still herself and allows her buried hatred of humanity to take over as she joins Tiamat.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She's nice if a little Ax-Crazy. Her grown-up form as Yoshitsune on the other hand is mentioned to be a cold-blooded killer through and through.
- The Worf Effect: She's strong enough to help keep the demonic beast army from overrunning Uruk for months, but she's completely outclassed by Gorgon, which ends with her being brutally curb-stomped and captured to be turned into one of Tiamat's children. In the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA, she's taken down in the span of roughly ten seconds by Galahad.
- Whole Costume Reference: Her feathered cap and tengu-geta, in combination with the rest of her armor, are a reference to the tengu that raised her.
- Your Size May Vary: Her sprites and artwork make her look deceptively short, but at 168cm (5'5") she's actually taller than a majority of the game's female characters. Her Assassin alt looks much taller despite being the same height.