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Not all Servants have made it into the game as playable Servants and had their classes revealed. Generally, Servants listed on this page are ones who played a supporting or antagonistic role in the story, but did not battle the player or become story supports. They may also have been used in promotional material before their class was revealed.
Unclassed/Non-Playable ServantsNote: Unclassed Servants on this page are not necessarily classless in-universe, their class simply hasn't been revealed. Those that do have a known class on this page are currently not playable in the mobile game.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi
Live actor: JAY
Second-eldest of the "Orkney Siblings" and the least popular knight of the Round Table, since virtually everyone suspected he was planted there by his scheming mother Morgan. One of the few knights to know the king's true gender, he also uncovered Lancelot's affair with Guinevere and was subsequently killed. His death, along with that of his siblings Gareth and Gaheris, started the end of the historical Camelot as the knights fell to infighting and civil war.
In the Sixth Singularity: Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot, he is the Lion King's most trusted advisor. His Class is never even hinted at in the Singularity, although Saber and Assassin would both be good fits.
- Adaptational Heroism: Agravain is given a more sympathetic perspective, compared to the legends where his role in the fall of Camelot was driven solely by the envy and malice he held towards Lancelot.
- Adaptational Villainy: An odd case for his backstory. In the Nasuverse he was sent to Arthur's court by Morgan le Fay to assassinate Arthur before having a change of heart. In early portrayals Agravain was a brave and loyal knight until jealousy consumed him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Dying from the drugs he took to fight Lancelot, Agravain laments how he isn't able to create the ideal country worthy of the Lion King, who comforts him and says he's always worked himself too hard.
- Which is itself a mirror of what happens when Jeanne Alter dies in Orleans, where Gilles de Rais comforts her and says she's done a good job so far, and that she must rest.
- Berserk Button: Near the end, he's fighting against Lancelot and doing poorly until Lancelot calls him a fellow traitor to the king, causing Agravain to first laugh and then flip out and speechify about his Undying Loyalty and hatred for Lancelot's treachery. Not once but twice has Lancelot betrayed the king, yet Agravain has stayed loyal to the end. He's so angered that he takes the drug made for grunt knights and actually manages to win their duel, returning to Altria dying from an overdose of what he took.
- Black Knight: Fits this to a T sans his lack of a helmet.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: He actually manages to kill Lancelot, one of the greatest fighters of the Round Table, but is unable to stop the assault on Camelot or the defeat of the Lion King, and dies of an overdose from the drugs he took to win.
- The Comically Serious: His demeanor often leads to being the subject of a lot of fanmade humor and comics.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Sanzang calls him Akkun (Aggy in the NA version), much to the shock of his knights. He himself doesn't seem to care however.
- Evil Mentor: He's the master to Mysterious Heroine X Alter's apprentice in terms of Sith dynamics, although Mysterious Heroine X Alter views him much more fondly than most Sith do.
- Foil: To, of all people, Bedivere. Both men actually loved and were bulldog-loyal to Altria for the same reason - they knew she absolutely was the most qualified person to be king, and she had a vision for what Britain should be that they agreed with entirely. But while Bedivere loved how she, ultimately, related to the common man, Agravain was utterly obsessed with her larger picture and, like Altria did on the surface, tended to ignore individuals, including his fellow knights, which is why he tended to alienate people. Moreover, while Bedivere couldn't bring himself to carry out her final order because it would mean her death, Agravain perhaps follows her orders too closely, particularly in the singularity, when he could be a great help in reining the Lion King in and making her see reason.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: According to Bedivere, everyone apart from Galahad hated him, and Agravain himself admits he doesn't care what others think of him or his actions. However, Mordred seems to think that he looked out for her and considers him okay and he also seems to have had at least a decent relationship with Gareth. Also, his king never doubted him and valued him just as much as the other knights, saying that he always worked too hard as he lays dying but still wanting to keep working for her.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He generally hates women, going so far as to call his mother a treacherous whore and having a special hatred for Guinevere for her supposed purity yet cheating on the king. He does seem to be okay with Xuanzang Sanzang, but given that she's so pure that she's literally destined to become a Buddha this could just be an indication of how high his standards are. He's also protective of Mordred, though she doesn't want to be called female and has a "complex" relationship with Gareth rather than outright hostility. Altria isn't an exception, though, because he barely considers her human let alone female.
- The Heart: In a rather bizarre fashion, he held the Round Table together. Sure, everyone but Galahad (and to some extent, Mordred and Gareth) hated him, but they were united with him around. After he was murdered by Lancelot, it signaled the beginning of the end.
- Love Martyr: While he shared little in common with them, he truly loved all four of his siblings, and bears no grudge against Mordred for destroying what he betrayed their mother to protect while all the other knights remain understandably wary of her.
- Morality Pet: He was the only knight that Mordred actually liked, and with his demise, she had far fewer reasons to not kill the others to get at the crown.
- It goes both ways since the Lion Kings only decision that Agravain is uncomfortable with is her stance on Mordred being forced to stay out of Camelot at certain times of day and her general treatment of Mordred throughout the Singularity.
- Obviously Evil: While there's more to his character than at first glance, he stands out among the Knights of the Round Table with his pitch-black armor, pale and gaunt appearance and generally antagonistic behavior. He's even made into a Palpatine parody in Mysterious Heroine X (Alter)'s Trial Quest.
- Pet the Dog:
- During Garden of Avalon, Kay tells Merlin that the usually proud and cruel Agravain would frequently implore his fellow knights to be more forgiving of Altria's moments of personal uncanniness as she wasn't completely human but was doing her best to connect with people regardless.
- In Camelot, even he is somewhat disturbed by how callously the Lion King treats Mordred despite her adoration for the king and questions her about it. It doesn't go anywhere, but it's noticeable given how much he stands by her decisions regardless of any moral or ethical qualms otherwise.
- Red Herring: Over the course of the story, it becomes suggested that he's planning to betray the Lion King as he's the only knight who didn't accept her blessing, meaning he could try to kill her and he's been doing some suspicious stuff without her authorization. The rug gets pulled when he rants about his loyalty to their king at Lancelot, angered at how a proven traitor could accuse him of being disloyal and planning to kill their king.
- Scary Teeth: He bares an entire mouth of it◊ during his match with Lancelot.
- Torture Technician: He is known as being the most efficient torturer and interrogator of the Knights of the Round Table. He's the one who's tasked with interrogating Hassan of the Serenity during Camelot.
- Undying Loyalty: He was sent by Morgan to prepare the way for her to rule Britain. Agravain himself didn't like her though but went along with it because Britain needed a strong king and if Altria proved inadequate he would have gone through with the assassination to put Morgan on the throne. However, he was extremely impressed with Altria and devoted himself wholeheartedly to his king while abandoning Morgan's command. Lancelot is shocked at his loyalty because like everyone else he had always assumed that Agravain was a scheming traitor.
- The Unfought: He never fights the protagonist himself, leaving it up to his Mooks, and during the Final Battle it's Lancelot who goes to confront him.
- We Can Rule Together: He offers Sanzang the position that Gareth used to hold among the Knights of the Round Table. The offer is seemingly genuine, despite his hatred of women. She actually does consider it as, like Galahad, she actually likes him just fine.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Near the end of Camelot, Lancelot's morals get the better of him and he finally turns on what Altria has become. Agravain is furious that he has betrayed his king a second time and calls him out on it, engaging him in a duel that he actually wins, though he dies from the drugs he took to win in the process.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After growing to respect Altria, he defied Morgan and believed that he could help thwart the conspiracy. He didn't count on Mordred betraying the kingdom anyway or being slain by Lancelot before he'd be able to be of use.
- Younger Than They Look: It bears repeating that Gawain is Agravain's older brother.
- Zero-Approval Gambit: He hates almost everyone and seemed to go out of his way to make them hate him too. Their hatred may have helped to keep them united: his death led to the fall of Camelot as it fell into civil war.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
A Ronin/Samurai that eventually became one of the most notorious vassals of Oda Nobunaga, since he eventually betrayed Nobunaga and forced the warlord to commit suicide just before the plan of unification by force could come to fruition. Mitsuhide took over Nobunaga's remnants for only 13 days before Toyotomi Hideyoshi completely defeated him in Yamazaki.
He made his debut in the GUDAGUDA Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail event as the Big Bad. His designated class is Caster.
- Affectionate Nickname: Nobunaga had been referring to him as "Micchi" long before his official appearance, during several of Nobunaga's appearances including the GUDAGUDA Honnoji rerun and "Dead Heat Summer Race" events.
- Anime Hair: How much hair gel did this guy import in order to keep up that hair?
- Blob Monster: His form as the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven, looking very similar to Neo-Führer in ''Fate/KOHA-ACE'.
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair in his cover identity. They're so cool, in fact, it's only when he takes them off that Nobunaga realizes his identity.
- Evil Albino: And with the very sharp clothing style and stern face, he can't be more Obviously Evil if he wanted to.
- Expy: His Caster class assignment as well as his overall plan and obsession with Nobunaga may make one recall Gilles de Rais during the Orleans Singularity (which resulted in Jeanne d'Arc Alter).
- FaceHeel Turn: Back in the days, he was a trusted officer of Nobunaga, enough to get his own Affectionate Nickname "Micchi." Then well, his jealousy of Hideyoshi eventually led to the Honnoji Incident...
- Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Hideyoshi, who received Nobunaga's favor more than he could.
- If I Can't Have You...: His motive for his actions during the Honnoji Incident. Mitsuhide loved Nobunaga, but she favored Hideyoshi more. Therefore, if he couldn't be Nobunaga's Number Two, then no one should. Therefore, he betrayed her.
- Knight of Cerebus: The segment Mitsuhide is heavily featured in has a minimum of the wackiness the GUDAGUDA events are known for. The moment he exits the stage, GUDAGUDA gets wacky again.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After being defeated in his Blob Monster form, Mitsuhide regains a moment of clarity and laments about where he went wrong and how he should atone for it before vanishing.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: He appears as a man with Cool Shades and refers to himself as "Major Amami" and later "Nankobou Tenkai." However, the Akechi clan crest is blatantly shown on his outfit, giving away his identity. Not to mention the rumors that Mitsuhide didn't die historically but went into hiding and resurfaced as Tenkai way later during the rise of Tokugawa, which is often used to combine both personages and possibly justify his class designation of Caster. Nobunaga herself doesn't realize it's him until he takes the shades off.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He's white-haired and also the Big Bad of the third GUDAGUDA event and his actions were played for drama instead of humor.
- Yandere: His obsession with Nobunaga is what drives him, as he is responsible for the events that occurred in GUDAGUDA: Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail War to make his "perfect" Nobunaga who is solely devoted to him.
Illustrated by: Azusa
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
Caenis used to be a normal woman until one day she was abducted and raped by Poseidon. Poseidon offered her one wish for compensation and the distraught Caenis used the wish to transform into a man so that she might never be wronged again which Poseidon granted while also giving her impenetrable skin. Changing his name to Caeneus, he went on to become a warrior, a member of the Argonauts and the ancestor of Leonidas I. He eventually "died" when centaurs piled lumber above him to drive him into the Underworld.
She is one of the Servants belonging to Kirschtaria Wodime. She is set to appear in Lostbelt No. 5: Atlantis.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: Kirschtaria solely refers to Caenis with masculine pronouns; however Ophelia briefly uses masculine pronouns before correcting herself and using feminine pronouns. Caenis for her part seems to identify as female because of her current body.
- Contralto of Danger: She has a very deep voice, a pitch you normally don't hear from Mikako Komatsu.
- The Dragon: Essentially serves as Kirchtaria's number two over the course of Cosmos in the Lostbelt.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She first appears in Lostbelt No.1: Anastasia's prologue as Kirschtaria Wodime's Servant.
- Evil Laugh: Belts out an impressive one in her trailer after revealing she's not a Heroic Spirit, but a Divine Spirit.
- Female Misogynist: Despite the fact that she is very much so a woman, she seems to despise the members of her gender, even insulting her Master for giving her orders on account of Ophelia's concerns. She even threatens to rape Anastasia in front of Kadoc if he doesn't watch his mouth, despite her past involving that very same trauma.
- Gender Flip: A very interesting case, as Caenis was transformed by Poseidon into a man named Caeneus and achieved her feats of strength in that form, but in some versions of the myth returned to being Caenis in the Underworld after death.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has a pair of white animal ears on her head.
- Mystical White Hair: She claims to be a Divine Spirit, and the snow-white hair certainly sticks out.
- Ore Onna: She uses "ore" as personal pronoun, most likely since she was once a genderbent man in her myth.
- Power Tattoo: Has noticeable red lines running along her body.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes briefly turn red as she threatens Kadoc and Anastasia.
- Semi-Divine: Claims to be a Divine Spirit in one of her voice lines. It's revealed in Lostbelt No. 2: Götterdämmerung that she currently possesses Poseidon's divine Authorities after his apparent death.
- Shock and Awe: In the Cosmos in the Lostbelt PV, she's shown firing lightning out of her spear.
Sion's Servant whom she summoned through a bootleg version of Chaldea's summoning system. Due to this improper nature, he is comprised of at least two Phantom Spirits fused together. His True Name is revealed in Yuga Kshetra.
- Composite Character: Yuga Kshetra reveals that he has the Phantom of Triton, one of Poseidon's sons, fused into him.
- Cool Ship: His Noble Phantasm allows the Shadow Border to sail on the poisoned sea of milk in Yuga Kshetra.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He settles on being called "Captain" after refusing to give away his true name. After he reveals his True Name, this is dropped and everyone refers to him by name.
- Foreshadowing: His identity as Captain Nemo is hinted at various points.
- When trying to decide what Chaldea should call him, he first suggests 'No one'. Nemo is that in Latin. Sion then suggests 'Prince', which he immediately shoots down out of his abject dislike for that part of his identity.
- The Arronax Phantasm is named after one of his companions from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
- He knows who Lakshmi Bai is before she even introduces herself due to their shared involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
- Given Name Reveal: Sion leaves it up to the Captain to find an appropriate time to reveal his name. He does so in Yuga Kshetra when he uses his Noble Phantasm to let the Shadow Border function as a makeshift Nautilus, revealing himself to be the Captain Nemo of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea fame.
- The Minion Master: Sion specifically summoned him for his ability to bring in more subordinates for labor.
- Non-Action Guy: He's dispatched with Chaldea for the India Lostbelt, but strictly on the basis that he needs to improve and upgrade the Shadow Border via specialized ritual to prepare for Atlantis.
- Older Than He Looks: Like Andersen, he has the body of a child, but is far older in mind.
- Technopath: He comments that he can hear the Shadow Border lamenting its current state and wishes to help it.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Voiced by: Shun Horie
Because of the nature of the reveal of their identity, only spoilers relating to Part 1 will be unmarked, and some spoilers for Part 2 will be unmarked. Proceed any further at your own risk.
Son of Lancelot and the "Wall of Camelot," Galahad was one of the original Servants summoned by Chaldea but refused to fully manifest until the start of the game.
His first appearance is as a cameo in Tristan's Final Ascension illustration all the way in the background, with his identity being confirmed thanks to his cameo in First Order OVA. He makes his first proper appearance in the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA.
- The Ace: Was known as "The Perfect Knight" when he was alive and he shows himself to be an exceptional warrior when he manages to take down Kiyohime, Geronimo, David, Fionn, Ushiwakamaru, Altria Alter, Jekyll, and Hyde during his premiere fight in the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA. Upon meeting God and being offered a wish, Galahad wished for nothing, making Solomon feel inferior because he felt inadequate enough to ask for wisdom.
- Barrier Warrior: His Noble Phantasm is Lord Camelot, the true form of Mash's own Noble Phantasm. It stopped and reflected Excalibur Morgan with ease.
- Call-Back: During Moonlight/Lostroom, he defeats Altria Alter the same way Mash did in the first OVA — albeit completely unassisted.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Bedivere calls him the biggest airhead of the Round Table, and that's saying something. It's an Informed Attribute so far.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In Moonlight/Lostroom, he defeats Kiyohime, David, and Geronimo entirely offscreen and sends the three of them flying just in time for the protagonist to see them fade away. Then he dispatches Ushiwakamaru, Hyde, and Fionn in short order before finishing off Altria Alter by deflecting her Excalibur Morgan back at her with his Lord Camelot. All of this happens in the span of a little over one minute.
- Daddy Issues: He and Lancelot didn't exactly have the best relationship for several reasons. It hits boiling point once he realizes what Lancelot has been doing in Camelot with the Lion King, to the point it influences Mash to hit her Rage Breaking Point in the fight against him. Despite the outburst being ostensibly about Lancelot participating in the Lion King's scheme, it's noteworthy that none of the other knights, nor the Lion King herself, provoke such anger.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Is clad in a dark suit of armor like his father's Berserker self, but was a true hero back when he was alive.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the background of Tristan's final ascension artwork; though his features are vague at best, his hair is instantly recognizable. The fact that the person is Galahad is confirmed in First Order OVA when Mash recalls making a contract with a Servant.
- Fearless Fool: Implied by Saber Alter in her Interlude, as she tells Mash that unlike her, he would relish the fear of death in the face of it.
- Fusion Dance: He's the Servant empowering Mash from the inside.
- Grand Theft Me: The prologue of Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia anime reveals that Galahad can take over Mash's body as shown by her eyes turning to his eye color.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Pulls out a shield while fighting the protagonist's Servants in Moonlight/Lostroom, proving durable enough to stop and reflect Excalibur Morgan. It only makes sense, since it's the very same shield Mash uses.
- Morality Pet: Mash. Galahad's involvement in the story is him doing essentially the absolute bare minimum to cooperate with Chaldea, and only because Mash would die if he didn't. He responded to the Demi-Servant summoning to extend her lifespan, but went dormant and refused any attempt at communication. The prologue of Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia shows that once Mash and Galahad were fused, Galahad went berserk and tried to kill Marisbury Animusphere for his experiments but was stopped by Mash's attempting to fight off his influence that he willingly stopped. Then at the start of the game he gives his power to Mash, but only because she would have died of her wounds from the bombing if he hadn't. And he doesn't pass along his name or how to use those powers either. By the end of Part 1, even this has become too much and he strips her of his power and appears content to let her suffer.
- Mythology Gag: He is a white-haired Servant who questions the protagonist's choices and actions within the narrative — much like Archer did to Shirou in the original Fate/stay night.
- Never My Fault: He appears to Ritsuka in the second OVA and lambasts him for stopping Goetia's plot, claiming that the impending Alien God invasion is going to be much worse and that Ritsuka shouldn't have done anything. This is despite the fact that Ritsuka was only able to succeed in stopping Goetia thanks to Mash's Demi-Servant powers which Galahad provided and, as Part 2 shows, could have revoked at any time.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is covered by his hair, similar like Mash has her hair covering her right eye. The covered eye is one of Galahad's most prominent physical features, which Lancelot connects with Mash.
- Purple Is Powerful: Was one of the greatest Knights of the Round Table and is clad entirely in purple and black.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Episode 0 of the Babylonia anime reveals the first thing he did when summoned as a Demi-Servant was to possess Mash and charge at Marisbury, destroying everything in his way. It was only Mash resisting his influence that convinced him to stop, but his sheer disgust at the project stopped him from helping them.
- Somebody Else's Problem: He has a bad habit of this. He was disgusted with Chaldea's Demi-Servant experiments, but went dormant rather than do something about them, leaving Mash as a lab rat until Roman and Olga Marie intervened. In Camelot Zero, he refused the Lion King's summons because he was opposed to her aims, a sharp contrast to the other knights who opposed the plan. They accepted the summons so they could fight against her. And come Cosmos in the Lostbelt, he actively prevents Mash from accessing his power. As far as he's concerned, she and the rest of Chaldea caused the current crisis by giving the Alien God the opening it needed by defeating Goetia, so they should be the ones fixing things, not him. In essence, his attitude can be described as "you started this mess, you fix it".
- Skewed Priorities: He leaves Mash in the dark regarding his name, powers, and how to use them, but does pass on one piece of information to her. That information being that Lancelot was a miserable excuse for a father.
- Spear Counterpart: To Mash Kyrielight, with the only differences being their hair and attitude.
- Stone Wall: To emphasize it, his main weapon wasn't his sword but his shield. As in, the very same one Mash uses.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: According to Mordred in London due to Mash reminding her of him, while she and Galahad did work together as knights of the Round Table on occasion, he had a habit of pissing her off.
- Even moreso in Cosmos in the Lostbelt. He blames the protagonist entirely for the current crisis, as Goetia's defeat directly caused the rise of the Crypters. He makes it clear that he is only helping them because of the Command Spell forcing him to, and even then, he makes it clear he will continue to defy them at every turn.
- Vagueness Is Coming: An apparition of himself warns Ritsuka of a coming threat during the second OVA.
- Walking Spoiler:Being the Servant fused with Mash, the majority of his role in the story is a spoiler.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He admonishes the protagonist for stopping the schemes of the Part 1 villains because having human history turned to cinders would have been preferable to there being nothing left at all. Now as of Cosmos in the Lostbelt Mash's Demi-Servant powers are barely functioning as Galahad refuses to cooperate and is only helping as much as he is because the Command Spell the protagonist used to force Mash's powers back is making him do it.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
One of the nineteen people to attain the title of Hassan-i-Sabbah, "The Old Man of the Mountain".
She appears in the Sixth Singularity: Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot, attempting to aid the refugees of the land. Though not a playable character, it's quite obvious what her class would be if summoned.
- Came Back Wrong: Sacrifices herself, then becomes a giant ghost born from her regret and hatred over Tristan killing the refugees she was protecting that fights the protagonist's party. After they defeat her, she requests a proper burial for herself and the refugees that she failed to protect.
- Off with Her Head!: Kills herself in such a manner after making his bargain with Tristan.
- Senseless Sacrifice: In exchange for her life, Tristan promises not to move his feet or his hand to attack the refugees that she is protecting. She then kills himself... and then Tristan promptly kills the refugees, without moving his feet or his hand.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: This trope is posthumously applied: A while after the main characters come across her sacrifice and then meet Hassan of the Cursed Arm, Cursed Arm calls Intoxicated Smoke "the best assassin among us". Shame she's long dead, though in fairness being the "best assassin" would likely have availed her little in direct combat with one of the Knights of the Round and indeed, Tristan is able to kill Serenity and Hundred Personas and critically injure Cursed Arm during the final battle in a straight fight, only falling to a Dangerous Forbidden Technique that would have most certainly killed Cursed Arm too if not for King Hassan.
- You All Look Familiar: Despite being a different character, she appears identical to the Asako facet of Hassan of the Hundred Personas (specifically her hooded 1st Ascension form) for the brief times we see her humanoid form.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
One of the main generals of the Minamoto clan during the Genpei War, and beloved husband of Tomoe Gozen. Yoshinaka fought against the Taira clan with his brothers to bring peace in Japan by defeating the Taira clan, but after the war was over, he was accused by his own brother Yoritomo for treason. Yoritomo then sent his other siblings Yoshitsune and Noriyori to kill him, and he met his end in the Battle of Awazu, after sending Tomoe away for safety.
He appeared in a flashback during the Epic of Remnant scenario Shimousa, after defeating Tomoe for good.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His unfair death by Yoritomo was burnt deeply into Tomoe's mind that she hated the whole Minamoto clan and extended it to the Tokugawa clan, since they claimed descent from the same Minamoto clan. She had it buried within her well enough, but it was used by Ashiya Doman to turn her into Archer Inferno.
- Historical Hero Upgrade: Historically, Yoshinaka suddenly betrayed Yoritomo before the Taira was defeated for his own selfish reasons to set up his own shogunate. In the Nasuverse, or at least Tomoe's memories, Yoshinaka never betrayed Yoritomo throughout the battle against the Taira clan, it's only after the Taira clan was wiped out that the Battle of Awazu occurred and Yoshinaka died. And he never had any ambitions to set up his own shogunate, he just wanted to bring peace to Japan, if for self-admitted selfish if sympathetic reasons.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: This is why Tomoe fell for him. Yoshinaka is unfailingly nice within this verse.
- Spared By Adaptation: Subverted. Of course he still died, but he died much later than in history. Yoshinaka's final battle happened before the Taira's fall in history, in the Nasuverse, it happened after.
Tamamo Nine Assassin
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
A mysterious Assassin-class Servant who will appear in one of the Lostbelts... scratch that, she's one of the Tamamo Nine.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She wears a skintight suit that has openings in thighs and chest.
- Meganekko: Unlike Tamamo proper.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's one of the Tamamo Nine and she's wearing a skintight suit with Absolute Cleavage.
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda
A mysterious Rider who appears in Cosmos in the Lostbelt. He is set to appear in Lostbelt No. 5: Atlantis.
- Wooden Katanas Are Just Better: Mentions in his trailer that while it looks like a wooden stick, he considers his weapon a bonafide sword.
First appearance: KOHA-ACE (as Caster)
Illustrator: Ikezawa Shin
In 1867, James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment regarding two chambers filled with gas, connected by a door operated by a "demon". The demon would only let fast molecules go through the door, while the slow molecules are left on the other chamber. This would cause one chamber to heat up and the other to cool down, thus violating the second law of thermodynamics. Distorted by people's desires, the demon was able to become a Heroic Spirit.
He first appeared in Fate/KOHA-ACE as a Caster-class Servant summoned by Führer. He made his debut in GUDAGUDA Final Honnouji event as the initial narrator and Makuzu's Servant.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: He is a manifestation of the titular "demon" in a thought experiment.
- Blob Monster: His Master uses his Noble Phantasm to make monsters identical to Mitsuhide's demon form in the previous GUDAGUDA event. Since the blob-making machine is Powered by a Forsaken Child, Maxwell recruits the protagonist to destroy the perpetual motion machine he created.
- Lethal Joke Character: His strength as a Servant is reliant on what era he is summoned in. If he is summoned to an era where the thought experiment is solved, he is practically useless. If it isn't solved, though, then he becomes a nigh-immortal Servant with an almost-perfect perpetual motion machine.
- Perpetual Motion Machine: His Noble Phantasm, Maxwell's Demon: Negation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, is the infinite heart people have greedily wanted to be real that can generate close to infinite amounts of magical energy. However, it requires an external form of ignition before it can start the perpetual motion. His Master in the Final Honnouji event chose to do it by using children as infinite mana batteries.
- Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Has shady design and mannerisms, a villain role in KOHA-ACE, openly calls himself a Demon and does a sinister monologue to open his debut event, but his only goal is stop his Master's misuse of his Noble Phantasm.
- Sunglasses at Night: A constant feature, to the point of being compared to other characters such as Kotaro Tatsumi.
First appearance: Fate/stay night (As Rider)
Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa, Melissa Fahn (-First Order- anime) (English)
The Adult version of Lancer Medusa that appears in First Order. She has not appeared in the game, though a child version of Lancer and the traditional Adult Rider have, along with a similarly Evil Gorgon as an Avenger. Like all other servants in this war aside from Caster Cu, she has been blackened by the corrupted grail.
- Chain Pain: Like her Rider version, she utilizes chains for long-ranged attacks.
- Composite Character: Has the class of Medusa "Lily", but has the appearance of her adult Rider version and has Harpe as her Noble Phantasm. She's also straight up evil like Gorgon, though not to that extent.
- Deadly Gaze: Cybele, her Mystic Eyes of Petrification, which will leave you Taken for Granite. She's already left dozens of people, including Shinji, in this state by the time the heroes arrive.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: In the First Order anime, she warns Mash what Harpe does (any wounds it inflicts cannot be healed via supernatural means, only naturally) before fighting her.
- Irony: She wields Harpe, the weapon Perseus used to kill her in her original life.
- Sinister Scythe: Has Harpe as her weapon of choice and Noble Phantasm. Notably, this is the weapon that killed her in life.
- Underestimating Badassery: In the First Order anime, she assumes that Cú Chulainn is a Squishy Wizard like most Casters and all she has to do to beat him is to get in close and not give him time to chant his spells. This leads to her own demise, as even as a Caster, Cú Chulainn is no slouch in melee and his spells are instantaneous and nonverbal, meaning she was too close to dodge them.
First appearance: Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
The female Merlin of Arthur's world who sent him on a dimension-spanning quest to hunt down Beast VI.
- The Cameo: A voice-only one in Arthur's Noble Phantasm animation as she announces whose seals are getting unlocked.
- Casting Gag: Since regular Merlin shares the same voice actor as Arthur, it's only fitting that Proto-Merlin shares the same voice actress as Altria. This is commented upon by Arthur in My Room, who hears Altria and mistakes her for his Merlin until he sees her. Staff have joked this would extend to Fou as well, a hypothetical Proto-Fou would share Arthur's voice actor.
- Gender Flip: Her gender is flipped in Prototype.
- The Unseen: Though she briefly appears in Arthur's trial quest, she currently doesn't have any artwork in Grand Order or Prototype Fragments and the only physical description of her comes from Fragments which vaguely refers to her as beautiful.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
The Grand Order timeline's original Musashi, unlike the dimension-hopping lady that Chaldea is familiar with. Appears in Epic of Remnant's Pseudo-Singularity III: Seven Duels of Swordmasters Shimosa, and... he's seen better days to say the least.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Musashi spends his narration looking back on a life of bloodshed and violence, where he has lost many friends, and is now in terrible pain.
- The Disease That Shall Not Be Named: Justified. It's feudal Japan, they didn't really have a good way to detect cancer at the time. All he knows is that even breathing hurts like hell.
- Go Out with a Smile: He passes away content, after Kojiro, fresh from the final battle of the chapter, tells him that yes, he did see Miyamoto Musashi and the Niten-Ichi-Ryuu reach the pinnacle of swordsmanship.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He spends Shimosa going over his life and is shockingly humble and honest about himself. While he isn't humble of his fame or his swordsmanship, he can admit his skill isn't all that revolutionary and all he did was spend his life murdering people so much that he got used to such a horrible act and despite his skill he could never be a general. He even admits that he very much deserves dying in a cave alone after all the lives he took.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: He's a realistic depiction of Japan's most famous swordsman... at the end of his life: a feeble, decrepit old man wasting away from terminal lung cancer. He can't even laugh out loud, let alone swing a sword, and when Kojiro finally finds him all he can give is a heartfelt apology that they won't have their promised showdown.
- Red Herring: He seems like he's definitely got something to do with the screwy events of Shimosa, especially with how he's almost-deliberately written to come across as unsympathetic, after several previous adventures in the Epic of Remnant story arc where old men were villains, and with his oft-repeated wish for the world to become a living hell. He's actually almost totally uninvolved, and his final impact is largely positive.
- Signing Off Catchphrase: The narration checks in with him, decrepit and miserable, at the start of each Chapter/Canto of Shimosa, and he ends each of his segments the same way.Gods... Buddha...At this point, I'll even take an oni, or a demon.Please, give me more time, so that I may encounter my destiny. It will surely lose sight of me down in the bowels of hell.If that is impossible, then......Ahh, if only this world were itself a living hell.
- The Unseen: All of his scenes are told in first-person narration, meaning we never actually see him. Given the poor shape he's in, that might be for the best. It's averted in the manga adaptation, where he looks exactly as bad as you'd expect, complete with coughing up blood.
- Warts and All: Musashi was the brave adventurer stories about him claim... and he was also, by his own admission and the analysis of Houzouin Inshun who knew him in life, a cold, brutal man who killed so many people he stopped bothering to count, and never helped anyone for free.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: pako
The younger brother of Oda Nobunaga; he is historically known as "Nobuyuki," one of his other names. He is a major antagonist in the GUDAGUDA Meiji Revival event, where he attempts to put the Oda clan back in charge of Japan during the Bakumatsu era, long after their original fall.
- Big Little Brother: He's a very lanky guy, so he ends up towering over his shorter older sister.
- Bishōnen: He's got a very Strong Family Resemblance going on with Nobunaga, so he ends up looking like a male Nobunaga.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor dude had his moment of glory for all of five minutes before Nobunaga and Chaldea's crew walked back onto the scene, at which point he gets relegated to comedy and desperate attempts at backstabbing. Doesn't help that for a wannabe ruler, he is actually fairly weak-willed and quite the crybaby.
- Famous Last Words: Before he vanishes, he says he'll leave the rest to his sister. Nobunaga's annoyed that these are the very same last words he told her in life.
- Flaming Hair: The end of his ponytail appears to burst into flames.
- Fusion Dance: Merges with Andras to become Golden Demon Taiko Hideyoshi.
- Go Out with a Smile: At the end of GUDAGUDA Meiji Revival when he's fading away he goes with a big smile, admitting that it was inevitable since his Spirit Origin was so weak it could only be maintained by Demon Pillar Andras' existence.
- Heir Club for Men: Subverted. Nobunaga's official profile in the Fate/Grand Order Material I art book states their father originally planned to make Nobukatsu head of the Oda clan. However, Nobukatsu was deemed lacking in his ability to protect the Oda clan. The position of clan head was then instead given to Nobunaga, his elder sister, as she exhibited greater potential than Nobukatsu.
- Hidden Depths: Apparently, his rebellions were actually well-intentioned forms of Thanatos Gambit. It turns out that he didn't actually want to lead but was basically painting a giant target on his forehead so that Nobunaga would have an excuse to purge him and the elders who caused trouble for her because they didn't want a female leader. He knows perfectly well that he's incompetent.
- Identity Impersonator: He took over the shogunate as Oda Nobunaga. Unfortunately for him, he wasn't expecting Chacha to actually go fetch the real deal.
- Nice Hat: Seems to be standard Oda clan headgear, as both Chacha and Nobu wear similar hats. His isn't as fancy as theirs, though.
- Other Me Annoys Me: A variant: male Nobunagas anger him to the point of murder, because he believes that if his Nobunaga had been a man he wouldn't have had any reason to do what he did in life and they could have lived happily (apparently being unaware of how things went with the RL timeline's Nobunaga and Nobukatsu).
- Sharing a Body: Chaldea's Oda Nobunaga is forced to hop along in his body during the third Gudaguda event because of interference from Akechi Mitsuhide.
- The Starscream: He wants to be. He wants it so badly. Unfortunately, he's terrible at it.
- Historically, he plotted coups against Nobunaga twice, failed both times, and only survived the first because their mother vouched for him.
- In the second chapter of the event, he abandons the Oda Clan to join the American tech revolutionists lead by Tesla and Edison. In this case, he's trying to make an eternal paradise for himself and his sister, but she's not interested.
- Yandere: He's trying to make a paradise for himself and his sister to play just like they were children. When she rejects the offer, he says he'll force her to understand what a great plan it is.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Mineji Sakamoto
The leader of Charlemagne's Twelve Paladins and Astolfo's boss. He, or better remnants of his emotions appear in Astolfo's Interlude.
- Casanova Wannabe: The fake Roland formed from his leftover emotions instantly flirts with Mash. Mash turns him down since she doesn't like men who run around naked.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Just like his underling Astolfo, he's a little weird, which is why he encouraged Astolfo to wear women's clothing. Notably, the Roland remnant that the party engages in Astolfo's Interlude does insane things that traumatize the civilians around him (including climbing and mounting a saintly statue and yelling out that he's "the king of the world" while naked) and Astolfo does not skip a beat or ever think that they're chasing a fake instead of the real Roland.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields the Durandal.
- Naked People Are Funny: Astolfo has teased him before for running around naked. His debut in Astolfo's interlude has him run around naked and harass French townspeople.
First appearance: Fate/stay night (as Shirou Emiya)
Illustrated by: Takeshi Takeuchi
The legendary swordsmith of Japan. Although Muramasa does not have the deeds required to be recorded as a Heroic Spirit, he was summoned as a pseudo-Servant using the body of Shirou Emiya, the Master of Altria Pendragon in a certain Holy Grail War. He appears as an ally in Pseudo-Singularity III: Seven Duels of Swordmasters Shimosa. His Class is Saber, reluctantly so.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Making these is his specialty. He gives Musashi a blade he calls the Myoujingiri Muramasa, a demon blade that can cut through even steel, though Muramasa considers it a failure because it fell just short of being able to cut someone's fate. During the climax, when the party is trapped in Avenger Amakusa's Reality Marble that chokes out life and is rendered invulnerable by being anchored to Amakusa's real castle, Muramasa forges his ultimate sword, the Tsumukari Muramasa - and destroys the Reality Marble, castle, and Amakusa all with one swing.
- Ascended Extra: In a way - while Muramasa was a character introduced in the Shimosa singularity, his design was lifted from the Limited/Zero Over Craft Essence which was present since launch. Effectively, he's a Craft Essence who became a full-fledged character in his own right.
- Badass Boast: Right before he proceeds to one shot Amakusa:"Though I am not Jubei, the invincible swordsmaster. Though I am not Hanzo, the great spymaster. Though I am not Abe no Seimei, like your so-called Caster. Though I am nothing more than a swordsmith, why was it I that was summoned? You could never figure it out, and so you have lost. I once sought to forge the ultimate blade. Not one that cuts through flesh, bone, or the living. I sought a blade that terminates enmity A blade that severs bonds, severs certainty, severs karma. That is to say, to be free of one's fate. Uncountable years of toil to reach this place. Forging thousands of swords to create a barrow of blades. Many paths, converge here. Enduring desires, flow here. Unjust deaths, gather here. My whole life was been for this single swing. The heart of the blade is here! Accept this blow from my Tsumukari Muramasa!!!"
- Badass Cape: Over his right shoulder.
- Covert Pervert: When he's lecturing the protagonist and Musashi for keeping Onui and Tatsuke for two days instead of one at a geisha's room, he lets it slip that he would have liked to have interacted with the beautiful geisha and wish they invited him.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Him creating and using Tsumukari Muramasa is extremely dangerous as he is effectively trying to use Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi as a mere mortal. Just one swing from the sword is too much for his body to handle, and he dies shortly afterwards.
- Famous Ancestor: Muramasa speculates that Shirou might be a descendant of his as he ponders on the traits they share and even says that, were he in his time, people that knew of Muramasa might confuse Shirou for him. This theory is reinforced by Parvati's material line on Murasama, who also suggests that he might be an ancestor of Shirou.
- Grand Theft Me: He was put into Shirou's body to qualify as a Servant as Shirou has a similar enough mentality, body, and fate to be his host.
- Grumpy Old Man: Acts this way, comically contrasted with his youthful appearance as Shirou in the prime of his life.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Completely averted. Sure, he's a curmudgeon, but he doesn't live up to his infamous reputation of being a madman whose insanity infected his blades (after all, these rumors were mostly caused by Tokugawa Ieyasu banning the blades after he and his allies found themselves on the wrong side of them one too many times). He can create demonic swords, but the demonic sword he has in-story is really just a failed attempt at creating a Divine Construct (since the realm of demons is one step away from the realm of gods).
- Hunk: Shirou complained about being scrawny back in Fate/stay night (even though he really wasn't). Here that's definitely not the case.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very much a grumpy old man in the body of a young man, and can be quite incredulous to people who bother him. That said he has no qualms dealing with what he sees as evil, and gives the party help with a bit of grumbling. He is also somewhat regretful of having lived a life so devoted to his art that he neglected his family, and tries to be a good surrogate parent to the orphans he picked up to compensate.
- Irony: He was summoned by the Counter Force to deal with the events of Shimousa, the very same force that his human vessel, Shirou Emiya, would make a deal with and come to horribly regret doing so.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Well, he's (one of) the most famous katana blacksmiths after all.
- Master Swordsman: Zig-Zagged. Despite being classed as a Saber, Muramasa was a swordsmith, not a warrior, in life and expresses some annoyance at his classing while pointing this out. However, according to Word of God, Muramasa was skilled enough to cut through causality separate of his blades' qualities, so whether or not this is a Retcon has yet to be seen. He puts up a really good showing against Lancer Purgatorio, and would have killed him easily were it not for his warping into a demonic entity, so it's entirely possible that Muramasa's just self-deprecating, an implication strengthened by his seeming spiritual kinship with the equally-humble Shirou he's possessing. Musashi herself even notes that despite him swinging a sword like an old man with a cane, the speed and power behind his swings are off the charts. There's some Truth in Television in this as well. Many real life swordsmiths in Japan are also adept in swordsmanship to some extent, either having learned a particular ryu/style or just being capable in the art of tameshigiri or test-cutting, which by itself requires a good amount of concentration and skill. Then again, Muramasa's skill with the sword could be attributed as a fusion between his and Shirou's skills (which, at this point of the latter's life, is at his peak physical condition), so it goes either way.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Not much, but bits and pieces of Shirou's qualities leak through, the most prominent being the fact that Muramasa uses a variation of Shirou's Unlimited Blade Works chant to use his Noble Phantasm.
- Mr. Fanservice: Given that Muramasa is using Shirou's body while also being a Walking Shirtless Scene, this is inevitable.
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: While he's not actually their grandfather, Onui and Tatsuke refer to him as such, yet despite his words and attitude match the image, due to possessing Shirou's body he at most looks like their big brother.
- Mythology Gag: His red and black igote is most likely a reference to Shirou's use of the Shroud of Martin in the Heaven's Feel route. For that matter, the very fact that he very immediately dies/fades away after unleashing Tsumugari Muramasa is a clear call-back to the Normal End of Heaven's Feel, where Shirou himself dies after tracing Excalibur one last time to destroy the Greater Grail.
- Older Than They Look: Sengo speaks like an old man, which leads him to be titled "Gramps" by the heroes. He's still in Shirou's body though, so the contrast is startling to the point of being comedic.
- One Degree of Separation: The Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] guidebooks indicate that an elderly Muramasa helped Kojiro reach the zen mindset necessary to achieve Tsubame Gaeshi, and may or may not have been the original owner of the Monohoshizao.
- Single-Stroke Battle: His "fight" with Amakusa at the climax of Shimosa consists of him using his Noble Phantasm and cutting the castle they're in completely in half top-down.
- Square Race, Round Class: He's considerably annoyed by his summoning as a Saber, because as he points out himself, even if his entire legend and history revolves around legendary swords, it's because he's the one who made them. He's a blacksmith, not a warrior; he's not much of a swordsman and never killed anybody himself. That said, his ability to stand toe-to-toe with the Lancer of Purgatorio in Shimousa, blowing the undead monstrosity's torso clean off twice while casually dodging his peerless spear-blows, demonstrates he's a lot more skilled than his grumblings would suggest.
- Theme Music Powerup: A new remix of "EMIYA" accompanies him in the climax of the chapter.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: Muramasa was one of the most (in)famous swordsmiths in Japan. His blades were renowned for their incredible sharpness and beauty, but were also said to be cursed with unending bloodlust (albeit at least part of this reputation is due to the Tokugawa Shogunate's demonification of Muramasa's legacy). He grumbles about how his host body is focused on forming an unlimited number of low-quality fakes instead of a single quality blade. In the finale of the Shimosa singularity, he uses his Noble Phantasm to forge a replica of the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, a divine blade found in the body of the Yamata-no-Orochi by the thunder god Susanoo, with the entirety of the infinite blades in Unlimited Blade Works as materials. He then uses it to utterly demolish Amakusa while easily splitting the entirety of his fortress in half from roof to floor and setting the entire place on fire, albeit at the cost of his own life.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His appearance is based on the Limited/Zero Over Craft Essence version of Shirou and subsequently only has an igote on his upper body.
- Weapon of X-Slaying: Having brought misfortune to three generation of Tokugawa clan, his blades exist to bring ruin to anything related to them. In Shimousa, he is able to cut through Amakusa's Reality Marble and the Onriedo Castle because he just had to rhyme his castle with Edo Castle. And in Ooku, Nobutsuna uses his body to give Munenori a fake Muramasa blade so that he can hopefully cut down the fake Tokugawa Kama/Mara.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Kosuke Kurose
One of the most veteran retainers of the Oda clan; Katsuie was present during the civil war that decided the fate of the Oda clan, siding with Nobukatsu; but after Nobunaga proved her worth and defeated Nobukatsu, Katsuie went on to become her most loyal retainer. He was also a one-time husband of Nobunaga's sister Oichi, though didn't bore her any children. After Nobunaga's passing, Katsuie clashed against Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Shizugatake to see which one would inherit Nobunaga's mission to unify Japan; Katsuie lost that one and committed seppuku alongside Oichi, leaving Hideyoshi to complete the unification of the land.
He is a Berserker-class Servant who made his debut in the GUDAGUDA Final Honnouji event.
- Age Lift: Quite noticeable, especially with Nobunaga's Historical Beauty Update: there's really only 13-14 years between them historically, yet Katsuie looks like he would pass off as her and Nobukatsu's grandfather.
- Anime Hair: His mane (even in a ponytail) would probably make even Level 4 Super Saiyans jealous.
- Back for the Finale: Is resummoned by Mitsuhide after his death in the Final Honnouji event.
- Badass Beard: Visible even under his mask; it helps sell how intimidating he is.
- Battle Aura: One of his artworks shows him surrounded by black lightning and his katana wreathed in fire.
- Berserk Button: Loses it at the slightest mention of Toyotomi Hideyoshi—the man who avenged Nobunaga ahead of him and took over everything the Oda owned (i.e. that which he fought for all his life).
- Gathering Steam: His power grows every time he takes a step. The only thing keeping him from steamrolling everything is how slowly he takes those steps. Gameplay-wise, he gains attack, defense, and healing buffs every turn, making it a race against time to take him out before he becomes too strong to beat.
- The Juggernaut: He walks a slow step at a time, but is virtually unstoppable due to a Skill or NP that causes him to grow stronger with every step he takes. He's only ever stopped by the presence of his lord Nobukatsu and stepdaughter Chacha.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a full demon-styled kabuto/helmet in his other artworks—much like real-life samurai tended to wear.
- Old Retainer: Served the Oda even before Nobunaga and Nobukatsu were born.
- Oni: His fighting style (which helps explain his Berserker class) was ferocious enough that he was given the name as his Red Baron. Even his intimidating armor and build invokes the name too.
- Overprotective Dad: Being the closest thing Nobukatsu and Chacha had to an elder protector (being Nobukatsu's then-loyal retainer and Chacha's stepfather), he definitely saw himself as one. His failure to survive for them continues to haunt his Saint Graph.
- Sequential Boss: He is fought multiple times throughout the main quest of "GUDAGUDA Final Honnoji".
- Stout Strength: The man's built like a truck compared to many of the pretty-boy and female samurai in-game (and definitely outbulks even the stately Munenori). In-story, he demolishes even your party (even after you defeat him in-game).
- Talking the Monster to Death: Shibata overpowers the party multiple times and is only defeated when Nobukatsu and Chacha tell him that he should forgive himself for failing to protect them.
- Tears of Joy: Cries until he runs out of mana after Nobukatsu and Chacha's joint speech to him. Briefly does it again after the Singularity is over, expressing his gratitude for this opportunity to see Nobukatsu and his stepdaughter again.
- Transformation Sequence: Katsuie's armor evolves throughout his presence during the event—such that they almost count as Second and Third Ascensions (which helps in continuing anticipation for him to become a summonable Servant).
- Undying Loyalty: Katsuie notably only betrayed Nobunaga once in favor of Nobukatsu, and subsequently served Nobunaga ably in all of her campaigns. His attempt to succeed her after Honnouji was tragically defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, which eventually led to Chacha's own conflict-filled life. Understandably, much of his issues in failing to protect all of them and survive most likely contribute to his Mad Enhancement.
- Unwinnable Boss Fight: Downplayed. Shibata can be defeated in gameplay, but the party is still overwhelmed by him in story regardless.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Rin Kususaga
Rama's wife who makes her first appearance in the Fifth Singularity: North American Myth War E Pluribus Unum. She has been confirmed via material books to be a possible Archer. In Rama's Interlude, a fake version of her appears as a Lancer.
- Damsel in Distress: Just like in her legend, she was kidnapped and imprisoned in a island fortress.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Plays a Damsel in Distress role in E Pluribus Unum, but isn't playable yet.
- Lookalike Lovers: She looks pretty much exactly like Rama, but with twintails. Rama's own androgynous looks really don't help.
- Official Couple: With Rama.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: The aptly named Curse of Separation is preventing them from reuniting. When Rama finally finds her in the Fifth Singularity: North American Myth War E Pluribus Unum, he collapses from his wounds and she ends up giving her life to save him.
Rarity: SSR (5*)note
ID: No. 152
Command Cards: QAABB; (B)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Israel, The Old Testament (11th century BC)
Background development: Kinoko Nasu
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
Because of the nature of the reveal of their identity, only spoilers relating to Part 1 will be unmarked. Proceed any further at your own risk.
The last King of the United Monarchy of Israel & Judah and son of David. He bound and controlled seventy-two demons, later listed in the Ars Goetia from the Lesser Key of Solomon, and compelled them to protect mankind, and also created the modern system of magecraft used by magi today (before this, only those with a connection to the gods could use Magic). Solomon's death marked a great acceleration in the decline of mystery, leading to the demise of the Age of Gods, and the decline of magic.
He is a separate entity from the fake Grand Caster, who despite calling itself "Solomon" is really Beast I, Goetia, the unified will of those seventy-two demons, possessing the deceased Solomon's human body. He is also the original Servant form of Romani Archaman, who was created when Solomon won the Fuyuki Holy Grail War alongside Marisbury Animusphere and wished to become incarnated as an ordinary human being. For more information on Goetia, see the Beast character page, and for more information on Romani and Marisbury, see their respective entries on the Chaldea character page.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the game, he easily triumphs in the Fuyuki Holy Grail War. In the Babylonia anime adaptation, he and Marisbury only accomplished such after causing a lot of collateral damage.
- Anti-Magic: The ten magic rings given by God to him not only let Solomon use all magecraft, it allows him to shut it off for the rest of mankind entirely.
- The Archmage: Easily the most powerful magus of all time, and a contender for the Grand Caster vessel. He was responsible, in fact, for inventing the modern system of magecraft, earning him the title "King of Magic".
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He was once King of the United Kingdom of Israel, handed down to him by David, and supposedly presided over its golden age. His powers are thus not for show. It is pointed out by Sherlock that if his goal was simply to annihilate every stain of Mankind that has ever existed, he could've easily just done that in his own lifetime.
- More fundamentally, Grand Servants are on a completely different level from regular Servants not because of their actual quality as Heroic Spirits but because of their status as Grand: they are not necessarily the absolute strongest in their Class (though they are selected among the strongest for maximum potential), but being summoned as Grand Servants instead of regular Servants makes them so much more powerful (in other words, Solomon would be nowhere near as powerful as he is in this story if he was summoned like any other Caster in a regular Grail War). Although in this case, it turns out that Solomon was never summoned as a Grand Caster, and this Solomon technically isn't even a Servant. It is the actual corpse of Solomon, possessed by the 72 Demon Pillars of Ars Goetia he summoned back in his lifetime. Thus Goetia has the majority of Solomon's power, nine of the ten magic rings given from God, and his own power as Beast I at his disposal.
- Bad Powers, Good People: He is the original owner of Ars Almadel Salomonis, but he is upstanding enough that he would never destroy humanity with it (by his own will, at least).
- Badass Bookworm: Solomon is the wisest and greatest intellect concerning magical knowledge mankind has ever known. He even developed an operational technique that allowed humans to perform magic without the need of Gods or being backed by them, something that was required in the past. Among other things, these are the Magic Crests and Mystic Codes used by modern magi, including the F/GO Protagonist.
- Barefoot Sage: One of the wisest Kings in history and is always seen barefoot. Well, except in his Romani appearance, obviously.
- Benevolent Mage Ruler: He is the strongest wizard in mankind's history, bar none, and he was the king of Israel as he inherited the throne from his father. However, none of his power (magical and political) made him an arrogant, let alone evil or selfish individual, and his magical power is proportional to his kindness. Contrast this to the nigh-sociopathy of his modern magician "successors".
- Birds of a Feather: His attraction towards the Queen of Sheba came from the fact she was able to match wits with him. As Dr. Roman, he likewise ends up close to Leonardo da Vinci (with a healthy dose of Ship Tease), trusting her enough to confide in her his secrets like his past life as Solomon and his meeting with Arthur.
- Blessed with Suck: How he saw his gifts - he may have been extremely powerful and intelligent to the point of nigh-omniscience, but he felt that those gifts shackled him to the wills of God and of the collective people. As such, when he was allowed one wish at the end of the Fuyuki Holy Grail War, he chose to become a completely normal human - one who could live life by his own volition.
- Broken Ace: He is a Born Winner and one of the strongest Heroic Spirits, who changed the very nature of magic by introducing magecraft to the world. He is also deeply unhappy with how he could never exercise his own will in life, and has a tangible case of anxiety that makes it difficult for him to take risks.
- Brutal Honesty: He is considered strong-willed, but only in that he says whatever is on his mind.
- Came Back Strong: Zigzagged. While his arrival during the battle against Goetia in shedding his human form to become Solomon again certainly adds a very powerful Servant to the heroes' side, he still is a shell of his former self, because the things that made Solomon such a Physical God of magic were his personal skills and two other Noble Phantasms, which Goetia retains in stealing his form. Luckily, he still has Ars Nova, something only he can do and all that is needed to deal a critical blow.
- Cessation of Existence: Dr. Roman's sacrifice erases Solomon from the Throne of Heroes entirely. FGO Material IV points out that it is less Solomon "becoming nothing" like the Buddha, and that rather human history is based on picking up what those before have left behind. Solomon, having given all his gifts back to God, has left nothing behind while also completing his purpose, allowing him to reach "finality". However, his rings were left behind in the Imaginary Numbers dimension, and one of them is taken by someone in The Stinger of the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA.
- Cowardly Lion: He is described as someone who takes things seriously but doesn't put his heart into them, and who is "a chicken at heart". He has anxiety strong enough to affect his performance in battle, ranking down his High-Speed Incantation skill to C. Despite this, he was ultimately considered a wise and benevolent king by his people, and Dr. Roman's actions in the story speak volumes about Solomon the man.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He's got brown skin and off-white hair.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His hand appears clutching the Holy Grail◊ in the First Order anime, when the original Holy Grail War ritual is being discussed.
- End of an Era: His death in history brought an end to a vast amount of mystery and accelerated the decline of the Age of Gods.
- Extreme Doormat: According to Roman, who himself is Solomon, he was a "non-human" who could only exercise the will of God and of his people, not his own.
- Foil: To Gilgamesh, particularly his Fate/stay night portrayal. Both are ancient kings who are born winners, commanding powerful clairvoyance and EX-rank Noble Phantasms, and are pivotal in how the Nasuverse is the way it is (Gilgamesh was the first Heroic Spirit and the most important step in ending the Age of Gods, while Solomon created the modern system of magecraft). However, whereas Gilgamesh is overconfident to the point of arrogance, Solomon has confidence issues that inhibit his performance in battle and lead him to never go 100% when it comes to anything. Both of them were also incarnated as human beings at the end of a Holy Grail War in their story's background, spending ten years living among humanity, but whereas Gilgamesh was disgusted by what he saw and decided to create a worldwide purge to rule over the survivors, Solomon marveled at what he saw and devoted his life as Romani Archaman to protecting humanity from an imminent purge. Whereas Gilgamesh is at his calmest in conditions resembling the Age of Gods, Solomon is at his happiest in the Age of Man.
- Foreshadowing: After the heroes supposedly fight him in London, their Spirit Origin glossary is updated with a complete entry regarding Solomon despite the fact that the protagonist hasn't summoned him. It's ultimately revealed that Solomon has been summoned and with them for the entirety of Part 1.
- Good All Along: Because of Goetia's actions in his possessed human body, throughout the second half of the story the name of "Solomon" becomes equated with The Dreaded, to the point that people refer to him as "The King of Magic" because they're afraid of attracting his attention by saying his name. At the end of the story, the real Solomon reveals himself, turning out to be a wise, benevolent human being - the complete opposite of Goetia.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His first Noble Phantasm, Ars Nova, can only be activated when all ten of his rings are gathered and has him returning his divine blessings and gifts to God. As such, using it utterly obliterates every aspect of himself, down to erasing himself from the Throne of Heroes, but in turn it interferes with Goetia's existence and drastically weakens him.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Subverted. In the Bible Solomon is a wise and benevolent king (albeit a womanizer), in Fate Grand Order he is the Big Bad. However, it turns out Solomon really was a great guy, but his body was simply stolen and possessed.
- Honest Axe: Like his father before him, Solomon managed to impress his God to the extent that the Almighty offered him any gift of his choosing ranging from a horde of worldly riches to great reserves of metaphysical might. Instead of picking from these tantalising options, Solomon merely asked for wisdom so that he could be a good king and a good man. He was rewarded for his humility with what he asked for and all the other blessings on top of it.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Solomon's direct line to God and responsibilities have rendered him functionally with no will of his own. So when he's given a chance during the 2004 Fuyuki Grail War to wish for anything in the world, he wishes to become an entirely normal human incapable of even simple magecraft.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: While he did God's work willingly, Solomon did not have his own individual free will compared to other humans, meaning that despite being effectively a chosen one, he was more or less blindly doing work with no self benefits at all. Thus when offered the chance to have a wish for himself by Marisbury, he is legitimately surprised and unable to answer what he would wish for at first, because for once, even though he was a Servant, he has the free will to make his own choice.
- Killed Off for Real: He managed to erase himself from the Throne of Heroes, meaning he can't even be summoned as a Servant anymore. He's gone for good.
- Light 'em Up: His third Noble Phantasm, Ars Almadel Salomonis, is a giant ring in the sky made up of billions of lights supported by all 72 demons of the Ars Goetia, allowing it to exist in all points of history simultaneously. Each light has equal power to Excalibur. That circle you see around the planet whenever you Rayshift? That's his Noble Phantasm. When focused into a single point, the heat of the Noble Phantasm alone, ignoring the actual output of the attack, can burrow a hole through a planet.
- Magical Barefooter: King of Magic, no shoes. This is only visible in his sprite, though. It was also probably practical to go barefoot if you live in a palace in the Near East, anyway.
- Magic Ring: Solomon received his wisdom from God in the form of ten rings. Before his death, he set aside one of them per God's instructions and flung it into the far future. This tenth ring would then be used by Olga Marie's father as a catalyst to summon Solomon, and then used by Solomon himself to activate Ars Nova.
- Mental World: His second Noble Phantasm is Ars Paulina, the Temple of Solomon, manifesting as a Reality Marble where death doesn't count. This is the stage of the final Singularity. By using Ars Nova and returning it to God, he stopped Goetia from continuously resurrecting the Demon Pillars.
- Mystical White Hair: Fitting for the King of Magic. Plus it creates an impression of agelessness.
- Rapunzel Hair: He has an extremely long mane of platinum blonde hair with red beads woven into it.
- Red Baron: The King of Magic.
- Seers: He has EX-ranked Clairvoyance that allows him to see the past and future. This is why Solomon can be summoned into the Grand Caster vessel. Due to possessing Solomon's corpse, Goetia kept access to said Clairvoyance to help further his plans. However, he does not possess his Revelation skill as that is inherent to the soul, not the body.
- Spikes of Villainy: His outfit is surprisingly razor-edged and spiky for a Caster, added to the fact that he is a king. Even when not possessed, his outfit is still very spiky.
- Stepford Smiler: Goetia states as much, saying hed passively smile through the tragedies humans created. Not quite an Empty Shell, as he was still capable of forming opinions. However, though he was seen and behaved as a laid-back, loving king, years of living as but a tool of Gods will without the right to human joys and sorrows left his psyche dispassionate and inhuman. This is no doubt one reason why he opposed Goetia when they urged him to fix humanitys flaws to relieve their sufferinghe knew firsthand just how damaging depriving someone of their inherent freedom was. Their suffering might end, but it would make them little more than hollow automatons.
- Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Before he unleashes his Noble Phantasm, he allows Goetia a chance to get some good (and futile) hits in as penance for having left his creation bereft and bemused for centuries.
- Summon Magic: He has this as one of his skills and it's ranked EX. Using this he can summon the Goetia to do his bidding.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He compiled seventy-two demons into a collective being known as "Goetia" with the intent of creating a guardian for humanity after his death. Unfortunately, Goetia had an alien mentality that caused it to try and better humanity in the worst possible way, becoming one of the seven Beasts and kicking off the events of the entire story. It did not help that his own lack of will made it impossible for him to reason with them, causing the Goetia to see him as an evil, cowardly man who lets humans suffer pointlessly.
- Walking Spoiler:This Servant's mere existence spoils the entire context and ending of the story.
- World's Strongest Man: He isn't the King of Magic for no reason. His participation as a Servant in this game's version of the Fuyuki Holy Grail War alongside Marisbury couldn't be called anything less than a totally lopsided domination on their part, even though Solomon was most likely lacking nine of his ten magic rings at the time. Simply by having his body and the rest of his magic rings, Goetia was able to declare himself as the Grand Caster and function as one with no one else questioning his power.
First appearance: Fate/EXTRA CCC (Caster's ending)
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
The nine fragments of Tamamo-no-Mae's tails. Of the group, only seven have been named and described in detail, including Tamamo Cat (the wild chef), Tamamo-Gucci (who fancies high-class goods), Tamamo-Delmo (who loves decorating her home), Tamamo-vitch (the capable and beautiful secretary), Tamamo-no-hime (the ideal princess), the deep and mysterious Tamamo-alia, and the self-proclaimed "original" Tamamo-no-Mae, of which the Lancer swimsuit version is a variation - meaning, she's not one of the Tamamo Nine (at least... sort of. Maybe. Question mark. See her entry for more info).
To save someone she deeply loved during a Moon Holy Grail War, Tamamo-no-Mae summoned her fellow tails to aid in their rescue. When they started to express an attraction to her Master, she repaid them with an attempted eternal exile to the Far Side of the Moon. Being as crafty and ruthless as her, they soon escaped, and while many no longer carry a torch for Kishinami Hakuno, their grudge towards their Caster kin remained.
Each member is different, but all have a strong dislike of one another and a murderous need to be viewed as the "original" Tamamo. In Grand Order, three of them have appeared to date: the "original" Caster Tamamo, the Berserker Tamamo Cat and Assassin/Alter Ego Daji (aka Tamamo-vitch). Another is set to appear in Cosmos in the Lostbelt (although she may be a version of Tamamo-vitch); as confirmed by pre-release artwork, this one dresses in a leather bodysuit and wears glasses.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Each one was originally a Palette Swap of Tamamo in her CCC ending, but starting with Tamamo Cat, they all began to receive unique appearances and character traits. Cat still retains the red kimono in early ascensions but even she eventually loses it.
- Enemy Without: To each other, but mostly to the Tamamo who tried to banish them to an eldritch zone where they might have suffered Death of Personality.
- Second Love: Of a sort. While the original still holds her torch for Hakuno, Cat has accepted that she won't get to see them again and has grown quite attached to the Chaldean Master.
- Spell My Name with an "S": A few of them have run into this. Tamamo-vitch had it worst; for years people were unsure if it was "Vicci", "Bichi" or just literally bitch, as harsh as that seemed; the English version of Saber Wars came down with -vitch, however, putting the argument to bed. Saber Wars, however, caused a new debate, because the Tamamo who was previously thought to be named "Tamamo Aria" was instead called Tamamo-alia. It's unclear if this was a common typo or if it's as iron-clad as -vitch.
- There Can Only Be One: Each of them strives to become the "original" Tamamo.
First appearance: KOHA-ACE
Illustrated by: Keikenchi
He made his debut in the Fate/GUDAGUDA Order promotional comics, though has yet to make a physical appearance in the main game.
- Advertised Extra: Exclusively appears in the strips, to the point where he gains a Censor Box over his eyes to indicate his non-appearance in the game.
- Canon Immigrant: He originally showed up because Okita and Nobu didn't have anyone to introduce that week, and stuck around for a while afterwards.
- Fallen Hero: He was referred to be a virtuous man to be able to unite Japan from the chaotic times, and his KOHA-ACE self was portrayed to be more or less hilarious and an okay guy (for its standards). But according to Chacha from what she said to Kagetora, Hideyoshi in his latter years was 'an incorrigible playboy with nothing resembling morals' that created a great mess for others to clean up because he had been more reckless in those times.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Pulls one on Nobu when she gets mad at the prospect of not being in the game. His method was slicing her in half, relying on the comic's usual use of Snap Back to bring her back to normal; unfortunately for him, there wasn't any the next few strips.
- The Ghost: In the game proper, he's referred to by Mitsuhide and Nobu during the Honnouji incident.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Nobu calls him "Saru/Monkey" most of the time, hailing from their relationship in KOHA-ACE.