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Observer on Timeless Temple Villains
ID: No. 83
Command Cards: QAAAB; (/)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Origin: Israel, The Old Testament (11th century BC)
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita and Kenichi Suzumura
The King of Jerusalem and son of David. He controlled seventy-two demons of the Ars Goetia in the Lesser Key of Solomon, and also created the modern system of magecraft used by magi today (before this, only those with a connection to the gods could use Magecraft). Solomon's death marked a great acceleration in the decline of mystery, leading to the demise of the Age of Gods, and ironically the decline of magecraft itself. He's the one behind the attacks on the Human Order.
He belongs to the Grand Caster class. For more information, please see Fate/Grand Order: Unclassed.
The seventy-two demons of the Ars Goetia, bound by King Solomon, and a recurring threat throughout the Grand Orders. While they are powerful demons who are each said to surpass Heroic Spirits in power, their true purpose is to act as literal and figurative pillars to support Solomon's Noble Phantasm, which can destroy humanity.
Five named demons appeared throughout the main story: Flauros (in Septem), Forneus (in Okeanos), Barbatos (in London), Halphas (in America), and Amon (in Camelot, turned into "Amon-Ra" through Ozymandias' magecraft). All of them appear in Salomon, the Final Order, as raid bosses, along with three new pillars: Naberius, Sabnock, and Andromalius. Each of them commands eight other demons, who are named but do not appear in gameplay, accounting for the entire total of seventy-two demons.
Four more named demons appear in Epic of Remnant being hunted down by Chaldea: Bael (in Shinjuku), Zepar (in SE.RA.PH.) Phenex (in Agartha), and Räum (in Salem). Other Demon Pillars that appeared in Interludes and events include Haagenti (in Medea Lily's second Interlude), Glasya-Labolas (as Nursery Rhyme's "mascot" in the Prisma Illya event), and Andras (in the GUDAGUDA Meiji Ishin event).
In the Arcade edition, the Demon Pillars' designs are radically different and are fought at the end of ever Singularity. Currently the three are Naberius (in Orleans), Flauros (in Septem), and Forneus (in Okeanos).
- AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: The way Phenex speaks after stopping talking in poet is to constantly switch his pitch, even mid-word. Da Vinci even jokes that Goetia would get sick of him talking after a while.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Zepar, having ultimately been broken by Kiara and reduced to loving her due to her Beast nature, ultimately goes out pleading for Kiara to let him "live" (despite being reduced to just being a presence in her pinkie).
- Alternate Character Reading: The Japanese term for them (majin) can be read as either "Demon God" or "Demon Pillar" - the latter presumably being a reference to how they are actual pillars that support Solomon's Noble Phantasm.
- Animal Motif: Räum, after being separated from the other Demon Pillars, is primarily associated with crows. Specifically, while possessing Randolph Carter's body Räum is able to transform his head into that of a great crow and even transform completely into a flock of crows. In his Demon Pillar form, he is surrounded by an aura of crow feathers. Also, he hates cats.
- Anti-Villain: Andras. His entire motivation was not wanting to die and lose his newfound sentience after the Pillars were separated from Goetia. His singularity was not born of nefarious intent, but of his joining with fellow regretful spirits to create a world where time does not progress. He also develops what really sounds like a Villainous Crush on Hijikata.
- Arc Villain: The four remaining Demon Pillars each serve as one for an Epic of Remnant chapter.
- Bael cooperated with Moriarty in Shinjuku to get his revenge and in return, helped Moriarty with his plan.
- Zepar manipulated Kiara into becoming his host and turned Seraphix into a pseudo-singularity in an attempt to regain his power, however Beast III-R quickly overtakes him as the main villain and eventually wipes him out.
- Phenex works together with Scheherazade in Agartha as they both have the same goal in mind, to kill themselves once and for all so they don't have to deal with the trauma of dying several times over.
- Räum orchestrated the entirety of Salem's events to draw out an Outer God in hopes of gaining an ally for its plans with humanity and to oppose the Alien God.
- Art Evolution: Before America, all the Demon Pillars were using the same design and attack animations that had debuted with Flauros. After America, they became individually more distinct with Halphas having a completely different appearance and attack animation compared to its predecessors and by the time the Solomon singularity came out, all the Demon Pillars, including the pre-America ones, have completely different color schemes and unique attack animations.
- Battle Theme Music: Each Demon Pillar you fight in Solomon's temple represents one of the singularities the protagonists have visited and so each one is accompanied with a battle remix of the singularity's map theme.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Zepar wanted to turn this universe's version of Kiara into a version similar to her CCC incarnation to make her a suitable host. He succeeded in changing her, only for Kiara to then subjugate Zepar and take his power for herself.
- Bishōnen Line: Similar to Goetia himself, the Demon God Pillars Bael and Phenex appear as shirtless hunk humanoids after being beaten as "evil" Moriarty and reviving using a corpse respectively. Lampshaded when even the protagonist mistakes Bael for Goetia, and played with since this isn't their final forms — they revert to a Demon Pillar for the true final fight, meaning this intermediate form was a mere disguise.
- Blessed with Suck: Phenex retains the Resurrective Immortality the Demon Pillars have lost, but now that he has emotions he feels pain each time he dies. As a result, he instigates the creation of the Agartha pseudo-singularity with Scheherazade to become Deader Than Dead.
- The Corrupter: The Demon Pillar Zepar wished to create a proper host for itself to hide in so it could regain its power. And the person he chose was the Alternate Universe version of Sessyoin Kiara, one who was a kind and sweet nun working as a therapist, and according to Word of God, would have become a modern day saint if left on her own. To make her a more suitable host however, he used the second magic to show her alternate versions of herself in which she was twisted and morally bankrupt, including the timeline EMIYA Alter originates from, this being after he spent time suppressing her compassion and conscience and driving her mad with his presence. So after seeing this, the old Kiara effectively died, and in her place was one on par with her CCC self... who then proceeded to break, enslave, and finally devour Zepar herself.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Medea Lily squishes Haagenti with her magic into something incredibly tiny as the final ingredient for her infinite pancake.
- Dark Is Evil: The original battle sprite for the Demon Pillars before Halphas in America was a predominantly black body, and there's little good about them. In Solomon, Naberius keeps this coloration, while Sabnock takes on a dark-grey color and Forneus becomes a dark purple.
- Demonic Possession:
- Each of them manifests by possessing someone, whether the vessel does so willingly or has the transformation forced on them. Ozymandias, however, is able to gain control over Amon by turning it into a Divine Spirit, renaming it "Amon-Ra".
- Zepar possesses the human Kiara in Seraphix as part of his plan to regain his body and ends up showing her what she can actually do in another universe. Unfortunately for him, she took those lessons to heart and decided to pay him back for the possession.
- Thanks to his resurrective abilities, Phenex can Body Surf into different hosts, as shown when he's defeated while possessing Scheherazade and simply takes over the dead body of a resistance man.
- Averted by Räum, who simply stole Randolph Carter's body while the latter's spirit had vacated it for his own reasons.
- Devour the Dragon: Demon Pillar Crocell mentions in Solomon after the collective is disrupted by Ars Nova that he chose to devour his fellow Pillars Sabnock, Shax, Vine, Bifrons, Vual, Haagenti, Furcas, and Balam to power up and go down killing as many Heroic Spirits as he can.
- Die Laughing:
- Halphas lets out an Evil Laugh as he's defeated in America and again in Solomon.
- Bael laughs as he fades away near the end of Shinjuku, fully confident that the protagonist and the planet are still doomed thanks to Moriarty's seventh bullet/meteor.
- Defiant to the End: Even as Roman uses Ars Nova to destabilize the Demon Pillars and render them mortal, several of them (Eligos, Caim, Gusion, Crocell, Marbas, Valefor, Amon to name a few) choose to go down fighting the Heroic Spirits to the end.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Bael wants to avenge Goetia not because he has a problem with him being defeated, but that the protagonist, a Ridiculously Average Guy and not a legendary hero or villain, is the one to defeat Goetia. For Bael this was unacceptable.
- Everyone Has Standards: Zepar was willing to instigate a Grail War to restore his body, but even he was disgusted by what Kiara did to the Servants and humans in Seraphix where she continually forced them to suffer for her pleasure. He also looked down on Räum's plan to save humanity by summoning an Outer God into the world.
- Evil Albino: Halphas has this appearance due to the blood-red eyes and unhealthy white of its pillar body.
- Evil Is Not a Toy:
- Knowing that Kiara had great influence and power in other worlds, Zepar chose her as a host. However, it soon found that she was far worse and stronger than it was and ended up enslaved and broken by her.
- Given what Abigail does once the Outer God within her fully awakens, it's very likely Räum would have suffered an unenviable fate had he not been slain beforehand.
- Evil Knockoff: The first Demon Pillar the protagonist defeats in SE.RA.PH is commented on as being "off" compared to the others they've faced, as if it was lacking any real intelligence or soul. That's because it's not a "real" pillar in the sense of being one of the 72 Demon Gods of the Ars Goetia, but rather a creation of Kiara thanks to assimilating Demon Pillar Zepar.
- Face Death with Dignity: Having accepted that it will die with the regrets of being unable to live, Andras chooses to accept its death at the end of Gudaguda.
- Fighting a Shadow: Solomon resummons them every time they die.
- Final Boss: Forneus is the last enemy of the Okeanos arc alongside Medea Lily, while Halphas is the last enemy fought in America after Cu Chulainn (Alter) transforms into him.
- Flat "What": Haagenti's response to Medea Lily admitting that she wants to use it as a cooking ingredient.
- Four Is Death: Inverted. Four Demon Pillars survived Goetia's defeat: Bael, Zepar, Phenex, and Räum.
- Fusion Dance:
- Although it's only mentioned and not seen in Solomon, Demon Pillar Gaap mentions that Marbas, Valefor and Amon performed a triple union in order to combine their power and fight the Heroic Spirits.
- Bael is responsible for the fusion of Phantoms in Shinjuku to make Servants capable of fighting the protagonist.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: The eight main Demon Pillars are backed by seven-eight other Pillars, which are mentioned by name by the main Pillar of that battle. Due to the number of enemies, this would require beating only the main pillars that are fought in the battle.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The CCC event is one massive one to Zepar, who saw his banal goal of body restoration turn into a sadistic display of suffering for Kiara's amusement.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: The pillars summoned by villainous characters are summoned in red/black and red/white colors to show their villainous nature. Amon summoned as Amon Ra by the heroic Ozymandias has gold and blue to signify how it's not villainous in its current state.
- HeelFace Turn: Some of the Demon Pillars opt at the very end to shield the Servants from other Demon Pillars.
- Hell Is That Noise: The scream a demon pillar makes when using its party-wide attack.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: All of their attacks hit all members of the party.
- Humanity Ensues: Once disconnected from Goetia, the pillars all develop emotion. Some kill themselves due to the inherent contradiction of their actions and their new humanity (Agares, Vassago, Samigina), others still believe that what they do is correct and continue fighting the Servants to give Goetia a chance to enact the plan (Eligos, Caim, Gusion, Crocell, Marbas, Valefor, Amon), a few begin conversing with the Servants, and others end up pulling a HeelFace Turn and siding with the Servants, allowing themselves to die shielding them (Alloces and Orobas).
- Humanoid Abomination: Bael and Phenex take on much more human forms when they appear in Shinjuku and Agartha respectively. They still look very demonic with the white scales covering their bodies, lack of several facial features, and several Demon Pillar eyes rotating around their bodies.
- Immortals Fear Death: Andras, having gained self-awareness and lost its ability to come back from death with the loss of Solomon's body, fled the Grand Time Temple to avoid its destruction.
- In the Blood: 72 Magi families were chosen by Solomon and genetically imprinted on their DNA to one day become the Pillars. Several families spread out, where the gene lies dormant until the time where their awakening is required. The Matous, Mozarts, and Levs families are Magi families that serve this function.
- Light Is Good: Amon Ra's gold and blue appearance, with bright sand emerging at the bottom. It and Ozymandias are both Hero Antagonists at the point they are fought.
- Light Is Not Good: Halphas has a unique white coloration compared to other Demon Pillars and it is nonetheless one of the deadliest Demon Pillars having used Cu Alter as the summoning base. Amon and Bael have a dull yellow-gold coloration, while Andromalius has a white-gold coloration and Phenex a similar coloration to Halphas. Andras is golden in the second Gudaguda event. Haagenti is a bright pink.
- Long Game: Bael's plan was three thousand years in the making as it perfected Servant-Phantom fusion and plotted out the Shinjuku pseudo-singularity to take its revenge on the protagonist.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: Räum is killed at the climax of Salem, but not before fatally injuring Lavina and assuring that Abigail's Outer God finally goes out of control with her despair. While she is able to take control of it by the end, the breach has slowly begun to open for other Outer Gods to encroach and attempt to turn others. The second of those infiltrated by Outer Gods, Hokusai, being an attempt to infect the protagonist directly shows that even Räum's death and Abigail regaining sanity has not stopped his plan.
- Mythology Gag: Medb summoned Clan Calatin, the 28 warriors that she sent to kill Cu Chulainn in her legend, who instead manifest as 28 Demon Pillars.
- Name's the Same: Exploited by Ozymandias In-Universe, who uses it and his Grail to give Amon of the Ars Goetia the identity and power of Amon-Ra of Egyptian Mythology.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Andras simply wanted to be left alone, no longer seeking a vendetta or higher goal after gaining self-awareness, only wishing to have its own identity as long as possible in a pocket dimension secluded from the rest of reality.
- Not Quite Dead: Zepar lost his body in Solomon, but his consciousness survived. Knowing they would hunt him down, his goal was to restore his body for when the time came. Too bad he chose the wrong host.
- Not So Different: Andras compares itself to Chacha after encountering her and realizing she was like him.
- Now What?: The four Pillars that survive the final battle essentially have no real purpose now that Goetia is dead, and all four ultimately go their own ways with their own plans: Bael wants Revenge on Chaldea and the protagonist in particular for Goetia's death, Phenex wants to die permanently since it still has its Resurrective Immortality but feels the pain of every death, and Zepar and Räum both want to still try and change humanity but go about it in different ways, with Zepar trying to turn Kiara on its side to use her powers and Räum trying to turn Abigail Williams into the host for an Outer God.
- Number of the Beast: Flauros has 66,666 HP. The others encountered afterward, however, do not follow this trend, as 66,666 HP would be too easy for the player at the point where they are fought, while 666,666 HP would be far too difficult for the vast majority of the game and a typical player's progression; it's only in Camelot & Babylonia that HP totals in general even start tickling such heights.
- One-Winged Angel: The Demon Pillars act as this when the host willingly transforms themselves into one to fight the player, as are the cases of Lev turning himself into Flauros, Makiri Zolgen turning into Barbatos, Cu Chulainn (Alter) turning himself into Halphas, and Scheherazade turning herself into Phenex.
- Our Demons Are Different: Most of them resemble a mass of darkness emerging from the ground and covered in giant red eyes/crystals. They are also literal pillars supporting Solomon's ring of light in all eras of history simultaneously.
- Out of Focus: Not a single Demon Pillar appears in Shimosa despite it being part of Epic of Remnant which is ostensibly about the surviving Pillars. This is because Shimosa is a parallel world and served as a prototype Lostbelt experiment.
- Power Crystal: Halphas specializes in these, having red crystals around its base, and its strongest attack consists of summoning crystals around the party and detonating them.
- Powers via Possession: Played straight and inverted; the Demon Pillars not only grant their powers to their hosts, they can also access the powers of said hosts. This is a plot point in Agartha, where Phenex while merged with Scheherazade possesses immunity to attacks from [King] Servants. A half-dead Wu Zetian notes she wouldn't be able to hurt him because of this, but when he ends up ejected from Scheherazade and possesses a corpse, he loses that immunity as a consequence and opens himself up to her Noble Phantasm.
- Public Domain Character: Räum spends a majority of Salem disguised as Randolph Carter, one of H. P. Lovecraft's more famous human characters.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Several of them are mostly black with red down the lines where the eyes are. The other version aren't all black colored, but retain the red lines and eyes.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Each of them has a large number of red eyes with cross-shaped pupils.
- The Remnant: The four Demon Pillars who managed to escape the Grand Time Temple's destruction (Bael, Zepar, Phenex and Räum) are all that's left of the seventy-two Demon Pillars and Goetia. Andras is a separate case who already died by the time Chaldea found out about him.
- Resurrective Immortality:
- In the Final Order, the eight pillars guarding Solomon resurrect each time they die. It takes nearly every single Servant you've met thus far all working together to subjugate them by killing them over and over. The same is for all the Demon Pillars, as long as Ars Paulina is under their control, they can use it to cheat death over and over again.
- Phenex still has his own version of it in Agartha, which manifests in-game as a permanent Guts buff that restores 100% of his health and is unremovable.
- Reused Character Design: There are two different designs for the Demon Pillars, the first one is a large pillar of darkness covered in large red eyes, while the second instead has red crystals as its eyes. This is apparent when Solomon summons four of them to fight the player at the end of London, later when Medb summons twenty-eight of them as part of her Last Breath Bullet and for the final confrontation in his temple when the protagonists face off against all seventy-two of them.
- Revenge: Bael's Evil Plan in Shinjuku is that he wants to kill the protagonist for destroying Goetia. Fittingly, he manifests as an Avenger-class Demon Pillar.
- Sense Freak: Demon Pillars are spiritual beings and are not familiar with things like physical pleasure which allowed Kiara to break Zepar after he possessed her, who laments that the pleasure of sex was too stimulating for it.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: When Bael reveals himself in Shinjuku and his desire to take revenge on the protagonist, da Vinci starts to state he has no reason to be truly so hateful and vengeful for the protagonist stopping Goetia's plans before Bael shuts up her with a loud "I know!" He admits that he knows his revenge is petty and won't fix anything that happened with the Demon Pillars' failure, but he doesn't care as long as he makes the protagonist pay.
- Soul Jar: As long as Ars Paulina is under their control, they can keep coming back to life. However, when Ars Nova activated, they lost possession of it and couldn't resurrect after being made to self-destruct.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: Phenex talks in poems and his speaking patterns even affect text boxes as characters randomly change size, position, and color.
- Tactical RockPaperScissors: As the "Unknown"/Beast I class, the Demon Pillars are strong against Saber, Lancer, and Archer, but they are weak against Caster, Rider, and Assassin. The Demon Pillars you fight in Solomon's temple manifest as one of the standard Servant classes.
- Transformation of the Possessed: When they manifest in a host, willingly or not, said body is warped into a giant demonic tendrils covered in eyes.
- War God: Cu Alter refers to Halphas as the Demon God of War after summoning and transforming into him at the climax of America.
- You Will Be Spared: Zepar intended to do this to Kiara after he was done possessing her and was reborn. Unfortunately for him, Kiara decided to hijack the plan for herself.
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Drama CD and the -First Order-/Moonlight/Lostroom anime) (Japanese), Jalen K. Cassell (-First Order- anime) (English)
A key member of Chaldea, who created the various systems they use to summon Servants and watch over history.
- Back from the Dead: He returns, well and alive, for the final singularity. Then dies again as all the Demon Pillars self-destruct when the temple begins to collapse.
- Character Overlap: At some point, he rayshifted into the Melty Blood timeline and he's in the newest Melty Blood manga, having teamed up with the Neko Arcs to construct something. Before he dies again.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He's set up as the Big Bad, only for him to get killed in Rome, after which Solomon takes center stage as the true mastermind.
- Dragon-in-Chief: He assumes the position of Romulus' court mage and ends up doing most of the heavy work in directing Servants to conquer Rome because Romulus doesn't really want to conquer the Roman Empire.
- Driven to Suicide: In an alternate timeline shown in the Clock Tower 2015 story, Flauros committed suicide in order to prevent the other two personalities from wreaking havoc upon the world, with an implication that this is what's "supposed" to happen in most realities like the Fate/stay night one. Unfortunately, this did not happen in Fate/Grand Order, leading to the events of the game.
- Eyes Always Shut: His default expression, though they open in some of his sprites. The few times he opens them, he has bulging Fish Eyes reminiscent of Gilles.
- Failed a Spot Check: Despite having spent years at the Clock Tower and later Chaldea as Goetia's mole, he was never able to deduce Roman's true identity. Needless to say, Goetia is pissed about this when the truth comes out.
- For Want of a Nail: Implied to be the reason why Goetia's plans never succeed in any of the other Fate related media, namely the original Stay Night timeline. By not awakening to being the Demon God Flauros by killing himself, he screwed over Goetia's plans.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets vertically sliced in half in the Rome segment by Altera. It happens again in the Melty Blood manga, but this time horizontally.
- Hate Sink: He's the very character that was designated for the players to hate with all their fiber beings, whereas he first murdered Olga Marie in cold blood and spent the rest of his time smugly telling how much doomed you are and how much he's going to beat you to pulp. Reappearing in the Temple of Solomon and Goetia 'developing' didn't fix his personality for the best either, which is why his first death by Altera was met with much rejoicing, and players made a beeline to kick his ass right after farming with Barbatos to avenge Olga.
- Humanity Is Infectious: He was the first Demon Pillar to truly gain emotions, allowing him to taunt and mock the protagonists while also letting him empathize with Mash's limited lifespan, hence Goetia's attempts to recruit her.
- Kick the Dog: While appearing to be a quite helpful advisor, this guy's true evil is made all too clear not only when it's revealed that he was the one responsible for the sabotage of the Rayshift that necessitated Mash's transformation into a Servant and killed many more people, but ground zero of the bomb was right under Olga's feet. And the incredibly cruel way he kills Olga the second time went a long way toward making him a Hate Sink.
- Loophole Abuse: In the Clock Tower 2015 timeline, the original Flauros personality was able to defy the Grand Order's anti-suicide compulsion by causing his own Death of Personality. Because only he was destined to turn into a Demon Pillar, Flauros was able to safely destroy himself while leaving the rest of Lev alive, thwarting Goetia's plans at the very last moment before they could start.
- Manchurian Agent: The true Lev Lainur was a decent man who never intended to destroy humanity; unfortunately for him, Goetia destined him to become the seventy-second Demon Pillar, steadily overwriting his personality with that of Flauros. The Clock Tower 2015 version of Lev recognized what was happening to himself and managed to commit suicide in time; unfortunately, the Grand Order version failed to do this, and by the time we see him he's fully become Lev Lainur Flauros.
- Meaningful Name: In the Ars Goetia, Flauros is the demon that has knowledge of past, present, and future. He created the systems that Chaldea uses to observe the past and future, has three personalities representing those three things, and to reinforce this, he is the host of the demon.
- Nice Hat: It too gets sliced in half when Altera kills him.
- One-Winged Angel: He becomes Flauros' vessel in the Rome segment. He does it again in the Grand Time Temple and it's revealed that it's part of his DNA to become the host of Flauros.
- Scary Teeth: Whenever he opens his mouth, it's shown that his teeth are jagged and shark-like.
- Smug Snake: When his Flauros personality rises, all his smiling face with eyes closed and bulging eyes became good enough accessories for how he would always talk about how futile your efforts are and how he'll take you down. You know, despite being the first Demon Pillar you face...
- Split Personality: He has three. One that represents the past, one the future, and one that mediates between the two as the present. The third one, Flauros, shares its name with the Demon Pillar Lev can also summon.
- Walking Spoiler: Well, the sheer amount of spoilered text doesn't imply anything at all now does it?
Illustrated by: Takashi Takeuchi
A powerful magus and the head of the Makiri family, better known as Matou, in Japan. He appears in London and the Fate/Zero crossover event as an antagonist.
- Arc Villain: Of London and "Accel Zero Order".
- Bait-and-Switch: The "M" of the Big Bad Trio "P" (Paracelsus), "B" (Babbage) and "M". Due to the Red Herring earlier in London about Sherlock Holmes, Wrong Genre Savvy players might assume that "M" stood for Moriarty or Mycroft Holmes, used as an alias in several derivative works such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
- Call-Forward: He uses the same ritual that Kariya used to summon Tesla.
- The Cameo: He also turns up during the Fate/Accel Zero Order event in his decrepit old state, as he would canonically be during the timeline of Fate/Zero, taking over as the Master of Lancelot after Kariya abandons his Command Seals and the Grail War to care for Sakura. Oddly enough, he goes down like a punk immediately as Dark Irisviel/Justeaze takes center stage as the actual Big Bad.
- Character Title: His family name, Makiri, directly translates to "demonic fog" - as in "Death World in the City of Demonic Fog", the full title of the London chapter. Presumably, this is why London's entire title was censored in previews - mentioning it would directly spoil Zouken's involvement.
- Connected All Along: In Fate/Grand Order Material III, it's revealed that he knew the living Paracelsus. The fourth material book also reveals that he was acquainted with the living Da Vinci.
- Demonic Possession: Solomon forces him to become a vessel for Barbatos.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Protagonist, being a magus who also has at least three Servants at his beck and call. However, whereas the Protagonist uses their Servants to repair temporal anomalies, Zouken is using his to create one under Goetia's orders.
- Forced into Evil: Most of his actions in the London singularity are done under Goetia's orders, with him even bemoaning the fact he has no choice in the matter. The final singularity clarifies this: The Matous alongside Lev's family are likely one of the 72 Houses of Magi meant to act as vessels for the Demon Pillars one day.
- I Was Quite a Looker: While he still looks quite sinister, the young Zouken here certainly looks a lot better than the shriveled old man he'd become—if any, he even looks like a mature Cu Chulainn. In fact, Takeuchi states in the Fate/stay night Complete materials (where this is some rough art for Zouken as a young man) that he used the phrase a capable version of Shinji as a guideline.
- Last Breath Bullet: Just as he seems defeated, Zouken manages to summon Tesla, who proceeds to give the Protagonist a heck of a lot more trouble.
- Made of Iron: For a human, he takes quite a bit of punishment. He's still alive after the party beats down his transformation into Barbatos, and then Mordred cuts him down again in human form. He still has enough strength to summon Tesla before expiring.
- Manchurian Agent: Just like Lev before him, Zolgen is simply a magus whose Magic Crest and bloodline allow Goetia to coerce him into becoming one of his Demon Pillars.
- Name Order Confusion: His name is written is Eastern order, even in the NA version.
- One-Letter Name: He used the codename "M" with his Servants to keep his identity hidden.
- Really 700 Years Old: Da Vinci's Fate/Grand Order Material IV profile establishes that they were acquaintances while da Vinci was still alive, dating Zouken to at least 300 years old by the time Chaldea encounters him in the 1800s where he still looks pretty handsome.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair, much like his grandson, Shinji.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Akira Ishida
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
An alternate version of Lancer Altria who never gave up the divine spear Rhongomyniad, becoming a fully Divine entity. She appears as the main antagonist of the Camelot Singularity, seeking to create a new Camelot and is willing to destroy countless lives to do so. Due to the circumstances that led to her divine creation, she is not summonable.
- Above Good and Evil: How she sees herself, given that she's a Divine Spirit.
- Alternate Self: It's made clear that she is not simply a corrupted Lancer Altria, but rather a Divine Spirit that still resembles her original self.
- Arc Villain: Of Camelot.
- Assimilation Plot: Her ultimate goal is Not So Different from Goetia's, seeking to convert all of mankind into energy that shall live forever within Rhongomyniad under her rule.
- Bad Boss: She had the knights who refused to join her executed (even her brother figure, Kay) and later sought to execute Gawain for failing her, only sparing him because he survived an attack from Rhongomyniad that was meant to kill him. She also threatens Agravain to execute him for simply wondering why she doesn't let Mordred reside within the Holy City, and Mordred herself is given a Gift that would slowly kill her and if it doesn't she would die anyway if the Lion King's plan is completed. Only Lancelot doesn't get any of this treatment.
- Beyond the Impossible: Roman gets a reading on one of her Rhongomyniad blasts and declares it has a Power Level of 3,000,000 before adding that most Noble Phantasms usually average out between 1,000 and 3,000. Later on, her releasing Rhongomyniad's power to fight the protagonists is so powerful it starts negatively affecting equipment in Chaldea across space-time. This is due to the fact she's a true Divine Spirit unhindered by the weakening effects of the Servant summoning system.
- Blue and Orange Morality: While she has a concept of good and evil, her transformation into a Divine Spirit means she no longer has the humanity to see things as a normal person would. She instead operates under a skewed perspective of her being right and anyone disagreeing with her being wrong. She doesn't understand why people think she's a monster for her actions due to this.
- Condescending Compassion: She cares deeply for humanity, enough that she wants to "preserve" the best of them in her sacred lance. The catch is she wants them more as specimens than people. The protagonist can rage at her that they aren't butterflies to be pinned to a board.
- Dying as Yourself: Bedivere and the protagonist defeat her and return Excalibur to Altria, somewhat restoring her humanity and memory. As she only lived thanks to Rhongomyniad, she'll eventually vanish.
- Evil Counterpart: In many ways, she's what the main Altria could have become if she had allowed her desire to rebuild Camelot with the Holy Grail's wish, consequences be damned, to consume her.
- Evil vs. Evil: She's actually fully against Solomon and his plans, the problem is that her own plans for "saving" humanity aren't exactly what most humans would call salvation.
- Fantastic Nuke: She uses Rhongomyniad's light in order to destroy towns and villages from afar, leaving only large craters where they once stood. In fact, the way she uses it to keep her territories in line is not unlike how modern countries use nuclear weapons as deterrents. The only times its light was counteracted was when Arash used his suicidal Anti-Country Noble Phantasm to intercept it, when Ozymandias threw his Ramesseum Tentyris into a barrier created by Rhongomyniad while Nitocris intercepted the beam itself with her Mirror of Nitocris, and Mash using Lord Camelot for the first time, with all times save the last, ending in the deaths of the Servants in question.
- Flanderization: An In-Universe example. Thanks to Rhongomyniad making her a Divine Spirit, she became the Up to Eleven version of the kind of king Altria was in life; a cold and unemotional ruler. Unlike her normal incarnation though, she fully lost her humanity, meaning she becomes a more extreme ruler who lacks compassion, emotions, and human perspective. She still maintains many of Altria's heroic beliefs, but the lack of emotions intensified to the point where she is almost robotic and cold, and her lack of humanity distorted those beliefs in uncomfortable directions.
- For Want of a Nail: Its eventually revealed that the reason she came to be was because her version of Bedivere never managed to return Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake. As a result, she kept Rhongomyniad, which allowed her to survive the Battle of Camlann and eventually become a fully Divine goddess thanks to Rhongomyniad's power.
- Friendship Favoritism: The Lion King would execute anyone who would make a mistake or question her. Lancelot does both, yet she never punishes him. Instead she rewards him by answering his question and she gives him a second chance to make up for his mistake.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Because of her divine nature, her eyes are now a permanent glowing yellowish-green.
- Graceful Loser: Her plan is foiled when Bedivere returns Excalibur and shatters Rhongonmyiad. However, she notes that she now has Excalibur and could use it to wipe out the Chaldea group but instead gives them some advice on how to find the last singularity and lets them be pulled from the collapsing singularity. Implicitly, her reasoning is if she can't carry out her plan, she might as well bet on the long shot.
- HeelFace Turn: Shows up during Solomon to aid the protagonist and Chaldea, providing the final push to beat down the nine Demon Pillars under Amon.
- Join or Die: According to Gawain, once she summoned all the Knights of the Round Table save Galahad (who apparently refused the summoning) and Bedivere (who was both unable to be summoned in the first place given he was still alive and her memory of him was gone), she told them her plans and gave them a choice of siding with or against her. Agravain, Gawain, Lancelot, Tristan, Mordred and Gareth all sided with her, while Percival, Kay, Gaheris, Bors and Pellinore rebelled and were subsequently cut down in the ensuring battle.
- Kick the Dog: Unlike the rest of her knights, Mordred was given a blessing that wasnt asked for and had the side effect of destroying her soul every time she used her Noble Phantasm. This is notable since the other blessings didnt have this kind of consequence, with Tristans being the only exception in that it warped his personality and even that consequence was necessary for Tristan to even function after the deaths of the other Knights of the Round Table. She also forbids Mordred from entering Camelot at certain times of the day, forces her to stay outside fighting Ozymandias' forces and the Hassans otherwise, and didn't even give her a home in the city unlike the other knights, which Mordred herself notes is all but a death sentence since everything outside of Camelot will end up incinerated in the end. Even Agravain, who otherwise is the epitome of My Master, Right or Wrong, questions the Lion King's choices on this.
- Knight Templar: She will not stop or compromise her plan for anything, and demands absolute loyalty from her subjects on pain of death. Its later revealed that this is less because she's blindly convinced of her own justice, but because she's so detached from human morality she doesn't grasp (or care) how her actions could be perceived as wrong.
- Lack of Empathy: Ultmately the Lion King has little love for humans as individuals. Even her ultimate plan is to preserve a number of ideal specimens of humanity forever inside Rhongomyniad. She ends up making them less people and more a museum piece that will exist forever so that alien life may one day glimpse the species that was known as humanity.
- Leitmotif: "A Lion's Throne", meant to convey the sheer divinity and majesty she holds and has a battle remix as "The Farthest Fight" for her first boss battle.
- Lesser of Two Evils: Her actions were the best she could do in the Camelot chapter, as she knew Solomon would raze the world to the ground in nearly a year. Even her knights knew this, with most of them still unable to accept the atrocities they commit in the process.
- Light Is Not Good: As the Lion King, she is just as much - if not more - of a tyrant than the Alter versions of Altria.
- Mythology Gag:
- Her main motive in Camelot, creating an eternal kingdom where her people may suffer no more, is borrowed from Arthur's wish for the Holy Grail in Fate/Prototype.
- Not So Different: From Gilgamesh's actions in Fate/stay night, with her even planning to slaughter the unworthy and both save and lead those who are worthy after the incineration of the world by Solomon. Fittingly, her version of Rhongomyniad looks rather similar to Ea, to the point of seeming like a normal Palette Swap of the weapon at first glance.
- Orcus on His Throne: Played with. While she doesn't leave her throne room for the entirety of the Singularity, she's still able to personally launch attacks against Chaldea by using Rhongomyniad as a Wave Motion Gun.
- Outside-Context Problem: The reason why the Camelot Singularity is vastly different from the other ones. She isn't an ally of Solomon, a being summoned from one of his Grails thrown into time, or a Servant summoned by the Singularity itself. She's a Divine Spirit from an Alternate Universe that literally wandered into the Singularity and forced herself into becoming the most powerful force within it. The fact that the Singularity itself is even still around despite it normally going away when the Grail is found is a sign of how powerful she is.
- Pet the Dog: Subverted. After forcing the Knights who chose to remain loyal to her to murder those who were not, she offered each of them unique "Gifts" to help them cope with their guilt, with Agravain alone refusing one. Even ignoring how Tristan's Gift warped him into an unfeeling, emotionless living weapon, and Mordred's Gift was intended to kill her off, the Gifts were more properly a form of insurance for Rhongomyniad. Da Vinci notes that if a knight with a Gift were to try to fight her, they would be immolated by it.
- Physical God: She's Altria Pendragon having fully ascended to the level of a Divine Spirit, and unlike previous examples shown in-story (Artemis using Orion's Saint Graph, Stheno and Euryale being so weak their summoning actually strengthened them), she's wielding the full power that comes with that status without anything limiting her.
- Red Baron: She's mainly known as the Lion King in Camelot.
- Sore Loser: She's rather miffed when the Singularity is resolved because it means she won't be able to challenge the Protagonist and his Servants to a rematch.
- Transhuman Treachery: After transcending her humanity to become a Divine Spirit, her mentality becomes warped from her original self and results in the Lack of Empathy and Knight Templar attitude she takes throughout the Camelot Singularity. Of course she herself believes her actions are for the betterment of humanity.
- Wham Line: About two-thirds of the way through the Singularity, she drops one that further tips off the player that something isn't right about this version of Altria:"Who is this... Bedivere?"
- When She Smiles: She legitimately smiles and laughs near the end of the Singularity when Roman is so happy with the information she gave them he mentions he wants to give her a thank-you kiss, replying that maybe she will accept it if they ever meet again.
- You Have Failed Me: She has a very dim view of failure, threatening to execute Gawain after his first defeat to Chaldea and relenting at the very last minute only because he survived being blasted out of the castle walls and sent flying all the way to the city walls, essentially saying that if he's tough enough to survive that, he might still prove useful. The only one she seems to show any signs of forgiveness towards is Lancelot, but even then it's clear that Lancelot is still only barely shown enough leniency to escape execution.
- You Can't Fight Fate: The reasoning behind her actions in Camelot is that she doesn't believe it's possible to stop Solomon from incinerating the World and the Human Order, and so she decided she would do the next best thing and leave humanity with a monument for future alien races to see rather than let them just be wiped out without a trace.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Mordred was very useful in putting down the knights who wouldn't follow her, but the Lion King doesn't see much utility for keeping her around short of outright killing her.
- Your Soul Is Mine: She's been putting the souls she wishes to save into her spear Rhongomyniad, which is also her tower. It's complicated.
Origin: Iraq (Mesopotamian Mythology)
First appearance: Fate/strange fake (as "Enkidu")
The son-consort of Tiamat in Sumerian lore, born to aid her in the battle of the gods after they killed her husband Apsu. Kingu's soul is placed into the body of Enkidu in the Babylonia chapter, acting as an antagonist in Babylonia.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's hinted that the Enkidu who appears in "Death Jail Summer Escape" may have some connection to him, displaying a familiarity with Gorgon that the real Enkidu shouldn't have - and Gorgon herself briefly sees flashes of Enkidu as their long-haired second ascension sprite, like Kingu's appearance - but it isn't made clear if that "Enkidu" is really Kingu, or Enkidu, or some combination of them.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He pretends to be Enkidu having undergone a FaceHeel Turn, claiming that he's returning to his original purpose as a Noble Phantasm of the gods. However, he gets quickly identified as a faker, often being called "Fake Enkidu" by others before his true name is revealed.
- The Dragon: To Gorgon. Subverted with Tiamat. He was always a disposable pawn in her eyes.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even hes disgusted by the way that Lahmu kill their prisoners for no reason other than pleasure. This is partly what leads them to turn on him.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: While he's still pretending to be an ally, his Enkidu form is the only story support so far who's Level 100 - something that's only possible if the Servant in question has undergone Palingenesis. This is a sign that he's really the host of the singularity's Grail, and drawing power from it.
- HeelFace Turn: After being discarded by Tiamat, affected by Enkidu's lingering emotions, rescued by a Lahmu who thought he was Enkidu, and Gilgamesh giving him one of his grails to replace Enkidu's lost one, Kingu decides to join the heroes and embrace being his own person.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Becomes the Chains of Heaven in order to bind Tiamat in the final battle, dying in the process and earning a place in the Throne of Heroes as his own person. The chains don't hold Tiamat for very long, but they buy the heroes just enough time to start the final phase of their plan to defeat her.
- Not Quite Dead: Enkidu's interlude reveals part of himself still lived on and bound a remnant of Tiamat. Enkidu absorbs the chains after killing the remnant and its Lahmus, taking into himself some of Kingu's memories.
- Odd Friendship: With Gorgon and eventually Gilgamesh after he views him as a friend and not due to Enkidu's lingering feelings.
- Purple Eyes: Contrary to when he was masquerading as Enkidu (where he shows off green eyes), his eyes remain purple when he reveals his deception.
- Psychotic Smirk: Sports one quite often after his reveal, which makes it pretty obvious that he's not really Enkidu.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He occasionally flashes these, usually when he's serious about trying to end the protagonist's life.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Gorgon falls, he admits that this is the first time he actually wants to kill a human (read: the protagonist) out of hatred, even going so far as to change his class from Lancer to Avenger to better suit his new desire.
- Super Prototype: Well, he thought he was this of the Lahmu, the new humanity that would take over the Earth when humans were gone. The Lahmu eventually turn on him and reveal he was just a pawn for Tiamat, though.
- That Man Is Dead: When he reveals his true identity, he takes a moment to state he's nothing like the cowardly "old" Kingu of myth, proudly proclaiming he's the Superior Successor.
- Unskilled, but Strong: According to Caster Gilgamesh, who remembers well how Enkidu actually fought, Kingu is capable of putting out comparable and potentially even superior raw output to Enkidu. However, he lacks the skill of the original, to the point Gilgamesh compares it to his own Archer self's fighting style, which Enkidu once called out as "wasteful." That said his Noble Phantasm, Nammu Duranki, looks visually Identical to the real Enkidu's Enuma Elish.
- Unwitting Pawn: He initially did not know he was just a soul that was never birthed from Tiamat that was put into Enkidu's body as part of her plans. Once he sees the "new humanity" known as Lahmu and them ripping out the grail in his chest does he realize he was a pawn to be discarded.
- Walking Spoiler: Downplayed, but trying to even mention him reveals that he is actually possessing Enkidu.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He has trouble dealing with the remnants of Enkidu's emotions that still reside in his body. As he was dying he even went to the Heavenly Hill where Gil and Enkidu first met, having been guided there by his emotions.
- The Worf Effect: He's stronger than most Servants through the sheer virtue of possessing Enkidu's body - the actual thing, and not an emanation like human-summoned Servants are, which according to Roman puts his magical energy on par with a Demon Pillar - but he's still unable to best Quetzalcoatl, a Divine Spirit with all her power who also has dominion over Enkidu, in combat, and in a battle Quetzalcoatl is only performing to buy time for the heroes to get to Gorgon, at that.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Kingu and Gorgon take care of the children of the humans they slaughtered at her temple, seeing them as innocents. Ushiwakamaru taunts him about how this goes against their ultimate goals.
The "new humanity" spawned by Tiamat, they are named for Lahmu, the firstborn son of Tiamat and Abzu.
They appear in Babylonia after the fall of Gorgon, where they eagerly take the destruction of humanity to new heights in their goal to fully awaken their mother.
- Ax-Crazy: They're clearly not all there, cackling madly in their own language as they slaughter without mercy and then taking the time to mock Kingu in an understandable tongue as they're tearing into him.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Their limbs end in sharp points which they put to good use stabbing people.
- Cackling Villain: When in battle, their sprite's mouth is constantly moving in what appears to be a disturbing blend of cackling and chattering teeth.
- Damage Sponge: They are harder to face than previous demonic beasts by virtue of soaking up a ridiculous amount of punishment to kill. This is a plot point, since it means that the human soldiers can't defend themselves against them with anything short of artillery, and the Servant characters aren't a match for them one-on-one, forcing the protagonist to confront situations involving them tactically.
- Evil Evolves: They go from mindless, animalistic killers to coordinated, sadistic monsters gibbering in the Black Speech, to speaking in human tongues and gloating about being the future "new humanity." Those who touch the infinite power of the Holy Grail evolve further, becoming Bel Lahmu.
- Evolution Power-Up: When they turn into "Bel Lahmu", they gain wings and the ability to fly.
- Eyeless Face: The majority of their heads are taken up by their giant mouths with no eyes in sight.
- Humanoid Abomination: They may be meant as the replacement of humanity, and have a (small) degree of semblance to them, but to anyone not Tiamat they are twisted, grotesque parodies of it, be it physically or mentally, and are powerful enough to face down Servants one-on-one. Transformation into Bel Lahmu pushes this Up to Eleven, to the point they're likely outright Eldritch Abominations.
- Laughing Mad: Most of the time, they only giggle madly as they take their time tormenting and slaughtering humans.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": Their appearance causes this in everyone else (barring Tiamat) remaining in the Singularity, with very good reason.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Their vertical mouths take up most of their head, so this is a given. Made even creepier by these teeth all seeming to be incisors (e.g. front teeth), suggesting that they're not quite meant to facilitate eating, per se...
- Was Once a Man: Many of the Lahmu are revealed to have been humans twisted by the Chaos Tide into their new shape. The process seemingly destroys all traces of their former selves with the exception of Siduri.
Epic of Remnant Villains
Their Servants are EMIYA (Alter), Phantom of the Opera, Assassin of Shinjuku, and Rider/Avenger of Shinjuku. They also have the Phantoms King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.
- Animal Motif: Butterflies, as represented by the symbol used to access the last chapter of the story, a blue butterfly encased in a glass diamond.
- The Berserker: The Alliance's control over their Rider/Avenger is extremely nebulous. It comes to them for further fusions and upgrades, but otherwise just rampages around the city slaughtering as many humans as it possibly can without regard for their goals. The most they get is not being immediately turned upon and attacked.
- Composite Character: Their Phantom fusion involves grafting Phantom Spirits together, or onto existing Heroic Spirits. The results vary widely depending on compatibility: merging the shape-shifting Doppelganger with the chivalrous and heroic outlaw, Yan Qing resulted in an insane, psychotic monster experiencing Loss of Identity over time as mimicking people destroyed his personality. The Rider of Shinjuku, later the Avenger of Shinjuku, only ever really had one strong, dominant personality in Lobo, the king of Currumpaw, but one of the other Phantoms, the Headless Horseman still manifests, while another, later graft of lesser compatibility is almost completely dormant. And, the Archer of Shinjuku is almost completely dominant over the Phantom he is fused with, gaining a change of class and increased combat capabilities with virtually no downsides. This continues even after he has used the process to forcibly assimilate even his nemesis, Sherlock Holmes!
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The ultimate undoing of the Alliance comes from the very reality-thinning isolation it created to allow Phantom summoning. To overcome Moriarty after the criminal genius has fused with Sherlock Holmes, the heroes, with the aid of two author Servants, unleash a vast horde of other fictional detectives to aid the protagonists: Father Brown, "the Old Man" from the works of Baroness Emma Orczy, Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, Dr. Thorndyke, and many others. They mention Hercule Poirot is there too, though he's fussy and never appears in person.
- Human Resources: The Phantom of the Opera, as a Berserker, constructs automatons out of murdered people.
- Mooks: In the form of the Hornets, a private militia of masked gunners with disturbing maskes, Hoodlums, regular criminals, Coloratura, automatons created by Berserker of Shinjuku, Super Chimera-kun, artificially-made chimera beasts, and the Yakuza.
- The Mole: The Assassin of Shinjuku and, as it turns out, Archer of Shinjuku himself both infiltrate the heroes, disguised as trusted allies. For once, the bad guys are also a victim of this, as EMIYA Alter is actually still an agent of the Counter Force, and is infiltrating the Alliance to prevent their attempt to destroy the Earth.
- Nebulous Criminal Conspiracy: An Urban Fantasy version, as a magical criminal conspiracy seeks to take control of the city.
- Professional Killer: Has two in the form of Assassin Of Shinjuku, a shape-shifting martial artist, and EMIYA Alter, a self-professed mercenary, that both work under the Alliance for their own reasons.
- Red Herring: What the entire thing turns out to be. It was used as a cover so that surviving Demon Pillar Baal could get back at losing to a human, Moriarty could finally one-up and absorb his literary nemesis, and to do so the two teamed up to destroy the world.
- Supervillain Lair: Barrel Tower, which is under construction throughout the Pseudo-Singularity, and where William Shakespeare is being held prisoner, using his fictional characters for the Phantom fusing experiments. Its also where Baal and Moriarty seek to kill the protagonist by using the latter's "Seventh Bullet" to annihilate them within the closed-off space.
- Wretched Hive: What they've reduced the walled-off city into. It isn't called "The Quarantined Territory of Malice" for nothing.
- Yakuza: They are in Shinjuku after all. They work for the Phantom Demon Alliance.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: EMIYA Alter is sent to kill Phantom after he's defeated by the party and the majority of his automatons are destroyed during the raid on his base, the rest viewing him as a loose end that needs to go.
She serves as a minor antagonist that was used in the illegal Phantom fusing experiments, merging her with a Coloratura (human turned automaton). She is fought with the Berserker Of Shinjuku/Phantom Of The Opera.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Calls Phantom Of The Opera a liar just before her Coloratura body breaks down.
To see more about him, check Fate Grand Order Chaldea Security Organization
- Alas, Poor Villain: BB certainly feels this way after she is finally defeated.
- Alternate Self: The two BBs who appear in SE.RA.PH are this to each other, despite possessing their memories from CCC. The main BB (and the one who becomes obtainable) is a copy of BB sent by the Moon Cell to stop Kiara. BB/GO, on the other hand, is the BB that Kiara absorbed into herself alongside Passionlip and Meltryllis in CCC to achieve her Heaven's Hole form and was ultimately "salvaged" by GO Kiara.
- Cerebus Retcon: The BB Slot Machine that constantly appears to either help or hinder you? Turns out it was to keep Kiara in check, along with the KP (Kiara Points).
- The Dragon: She was created with this in mind, as BB/GO would ensure the War runs smoothly until Kiara fuses with the world. Instead, she's become Dragon Their Feet as she now just seeks to take over the world from their BB-shaped SE.RA.PH.
- Eviler Than Thou: She's so bad that the original BB (who by the way trapped loads of people in a virtual reality powered by a magic supercomputer, caused horrific deaths for the sake of her love, and nearly destroyed the world due to causing The Moon Cell to decide humanity should be erased) is wowed by BB/GO's cruelty.
- Flunky Boss: She accompanied by an army of Shadow Servants, and they'll disappear once BB/GO is defeated.
- Fusion Dance: Once beaten, BB merges with whats left of her, allowing her to reach her maximum level.
- Killer Game Master: Just like the original, having turned three playable Moon Cell Servants into Sentinels and forces BB and the protagonist into another venture through SE.RA.PH.
- Post-Final Boss: BB/GO is this for SE.RA.PH, being the final enemy and antagonist of the event's Encore Act. While she's planning to Take Over the World, she's nowhere near as powerful or dangerous as Kiara/Beast III/R is, and mainly exists to tie up a few loose ends such as where the hell did Nero, Tamamo, and EMIYA fly off to in SE.RA.PH after being separated from the protagonist and add a few laughs. There is some tragedy and foreshadowing to her though.
- Punny Name: BB/GO is literally F/GO or, "Black Bottom/Grand Order."
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has solely red eyes, unless the player chooses the dialogue options that she's not expecting.
- Red Herring: Her orginal purpose, one that BB herself takes over after sealing her away, was to run the Searphix Holy Grail War, with GO taking the credit while Kiara uses the emotions of the Masters and Servants to become a Beast and merge with the Earth.
- Take Over the World: With Kiara gone, GO seeks to do this with SE.RA.PH., patching it into the internet to hijack Earth's factories and create BBB robots to take over the world before uploading all of humanity into her network so they can worship her, and so that she can grant their wicked wishes in the worst possible way.
- Twin Switch: The BB AI sent from the Moon Cell to SE.RA.PH swapped places with the salvaged her so they could fulfill their plans.
- Vagueness Is Coming: As she dies, she say BB will make the same mistakes as she did for the sake of love, before croaking. This foreshadowing what BB would do in the third summer event.
- Walking Spoiler: Her existence reveals that BB was always on the side of humanity, more or less, having replaced GO to backstab Kiara at the most opportune time. It's also revealed that the BB Slot Machine was in fact designed with keeping Kiara in line.
- Anarchy Is Chaos: The pirate-city of Ys is this, though downplayed. The philosophy it's built on is to take what you want, then discard it without getting attached once you don't need it anymore. It does produce a semi-functional society, since many people do find uses for the things others throw away, but it's still overall a wasteful, disorganized mess built on brutal slavery and pillaging everything the pirates can find.
- Born as an Adult: The lady pirates, Chinese citizens, and Amazons all reproduce this way, using sperm from captured men to somehow asexually divide themselves into multiple copies.
- Big Brother Is Watching: The Nightless City believes that its men should be at least apart of its harem for women and are treated better then the other two. However, the moment you try to or even think of escaping, cue the tortures giving you and the rest of the men an example of lingchi.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Dahut is actually Francis Drake, forcibly Rayshifted from Chaldea as part of Scheherazade and Phenex's scheme who has been made to think they're Dahut.
- Crapsaccharine World: The Nightless City isn't as obviously oppressive to its male inhabitants as the other nations, and its culture less brutally martial, but its men are no less Sex Slaves than anywhere else. They are not free, and trying to even think about escape or dissent is met with agonizing and barbaric public torture and executions. Furthermore, the Assassin of Nightless City is obsessed with creating public virtue through terror, encouraging all citizens to become The Stool Pigeon.
- Darwinist Desire: Downplayed. The Amazons of El Dorado kill captives that don't struggle and fight back: they only want breeding partners with spirit and will.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: The ultimate source of the pseudo-singularity is Scheherazade, the Caster of Nightless City and someone who's been seemingly juggled between the factions of Agartha. She was the one who created a world of folklore, subconsciously made it a place where women rule over and mistreat men in ways men have mistreated women over time, and created the unstable situation as a makeshift Grail War-like construct to fit her long-term schemes, all aided (and manipulated herself) by Phenex.
- Duels Decide Everything: On a "country vs country" war scale. Three philosophy run the three factions, and they whole thing is treated as if it was some giant game of Civilization or Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri. Each of the them are as follows;
- Dystopia: Since Young Fergus is trying to learn to become a king, he examines each of the cultures of Agartha in turn, and finds them all wanting. Ys is a wasteful, disorganized mess built on brutal slavery and pillage, the Nightless City is a nightmarish panoptic prison, and El Dorado a military dictatorship run through survival-of-the-fittest. And all three mistreat men in ways men have mistreated women in history.
- Empty Shell: The rulers control and set the template for their female subjects, who become silent, motionless, and lifeless without someone to give them orders. Columbus hopes to use this to seize control once the last ruler is dead.
- Fairytale Free For All: The factions rule from mythical cities and all seek to prove their philosophy of how a kingdom should be run through brutal force. The winner gets to turn Agartha into the capital for their next conquest.
- Gilded Cage: The men of the Nightless City might live comfortable lives as harems of sex slaves for the women, but they have no choice in the matter and are not free. Trying to or even thinking of escape invites brutal punishment.
- Lady Land: All three nations in Agartha are ruled entirely by women, with men being second-class citizens at best and livestock at worst. Each of them evokes specific abusive cultural attitudes regarding women that men have had in history. Fergus wonders if this is the result of Caster Of Nightless City/Scheherazade's own subconscious fears of men and equating them with death manifesting through her Noble Phantasm creating the Singularity in the first place.
- Light Is Not Good: The Nightless City, despite or because of Assassin of Nightless City's efforts to enforce Light Is Good.
- Mêlée à Trois: The major factions within the Singularity are locked in battle with each other simultaneously, along with the Agartha Resistance.
- The Amazons of El Dorado control the western woods and are the most powerful faction overall, due to their strong inhabitants and military culture. The Roar of the God of War just makes them harder to deal with as they become numb to pain and death.
- The Pirates of Ys control the sea. They are poorly organized and militarily weak, but make up for this with their mastery of sea travel, allowing them to strike quickly and with great mobility in areas the Amazons can't properly anticipate or defend against.
- The Nightless City prefers to keep their city hidden to the north, sending out their beasts to go after anyone who isn't within a secure village while undermining the others with surveillance operations.
- The Resistance, while the weakest faction overall, have an impenetrable hiding spot and high morale.
- Pirate Girl: An entire city full of them live in Ys. They are pointedly depicted as every bit the lawless and unpleasant people as most non-protagonist fantasy pirates, and they treat male captives and service workers with the same casual cruelty one would expect from misogynist buccaneers of fiction.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Amazons of El Dorado are Proud Warrior Race Gals to a woman. They are a militaristic race of Amazonian ladies who believe that Might Makes Right, led by the dictatorship of the Berserker of El Dorado. Notably, Berserker's Roar of the God of War skill throws them into a warrior frenzy, heedless of pain or death.
- Red Herring: Once again, what the entire thing turns out to be. The war never mattered, it was just used to finish the ritual that would expose magic and erase Mysticism from the world.
- Take Over the World: What the winner of this Fairytale Free For All wins, as Agartha is so deep underground that trying to break in would be nearly impossible, as well as having access to infinite magic, and with an infinite army that can be effortlessly controlled, no one would be able to stop them from total world domination.
- To the Pain: The torturers in the Nightless City give a short summary of lingchi, the punishment their prospective victim will suffer for attempting to escape. It starts with severing his fingers a bit at a time.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Yes, what they do to men in Agartha is completely unforgivable and everything they say should be taken with salt, but they all believe that their philosophy of how to run a kingdom will help the world.
Seven Heroic Spirits summoned by the masterminds of the Shimousa incident, one from each of the seven classes. However, through vile rites, their Spirit Origins have been twisted and perverted by a mysterious power called the Curse of Annihilation, corrupting them into undead monstrosities overflowing with bloodlust and a desire to extinguish life.
They are the Caster of Limbo (Ashiya Douman), the Saber of Empireo (Yagyu Munenori), the Lancer of Purgatorio (Houzouin Inshun), the Archer of Inferno (Tomoe Gozen), the Assassin of Paraíso (Mochizuki Chiyome), the Rider of Kālasūtra Hell (Minamoto-no-Raikou), and the Berserker of Saṃghāta Hell (Shuten-doji), in addition to their leader, a mysterious figure who claims to have learned "Jesuit sorcery" from Satan/Lucifer and uses it to transform the world into a living hell.
- Affably Evil: Those whose personalities have not been completely subsumed by the Curse of Annihilation are sometimes rather pleasant and personable, even as they indulge in relentless murder sprees without missing a beat. For instance, the Rider of Kalasutra Hell and the Berserker of Samghata Hell, ignoring their more murderous inclinations, remain much the same as their normal selves when they're summoned as antagonists.
- Alien Sky: Whenever the Caster of Limbo uses his sorcery to turn day into night, or when the Swordmasters are in the middle of a rampage and giving in to the Curse of Annihilation, the sun disappears and grows dark, and a huge full moon, red as blood, appears in the sky, turning all the heavens crimson.
- Alternate Self:
- Most of them aren't true servants, but rather the corpses of the Heroic Spirits made to serve Caster of Limbo and Avenger Amakusa. As such, the summonable versions of themselves have no knowledge of the Swordsmens actions, and upon learning of them, are horrified, even apologizing despite it not being them who did it.
- Amakusa himself is one. He's a Dimensional Traveler who has lost the faith he once had and as such was driven insane, his class even changing to reflect this.note
- Amnesiac Resonance: Even with their humanity and memories suppressed, the Rider of Kalasutra and the Berserker of Samghata still instinctively hate each others' guts.
- And I Must Scream:
- Several of them, such as Tomoe, are shown to be at least somewhat aware of their state, desperately begging the Protagonist and Musashi to kill them during their few lucid moments.
- The Assassin of Paraiso takes a different approach, in that she's aware of her state but not bothered as much by it at first since she's still following the mantra she held in life as a loyal ninja, but descends into frantic begging when Berserker of Samghata reveals she's been ordered to exploit her connection to Orochi to force Chiyome's cursed blood into overdrive for a power up and loss of even more sanity, which also spits in the face of the fact she dove into her Just Following Orders mentality out of the belief it would eventually appease the gods and lift the curse.
- Ax-Crazy: The form it takes for each of them is slightly different, but all of them are driven by a fanatic desire to kill, and turn the world of the living into hell. Sometimes it ebbs and flows, but it's always there.
- Climax Boss: The Sorcerer (Avenger Amakusa) is the final enemy within Shimousa, and his defeat heralds the end of the group's danger to the timeline. However, he is not the final opponent. That would be the Nameless Saber.
- Death Seeker: Many of them thank Musashi for restoring their lost humanity and severing their stagnated karma in death.
- Dimensional Traveler: Avenger Amakusa comes from a pruned timeline which he somehow managed to escape, and wandered through many, often-bizarre universes. According to his rambling to the captive Kiyohime, some of them had neither day nor night, and in one, he met the entity he calls Lucifer, the Alien God, betrayed by its own kind.
- Driven by Envy: Musashi accuses the Sorcerer, Avenger Amakusa, who leads them of this, claiming that his ultimate scheme is driven not by righteous fury or even revenge, but resentment and a desire to dominate and enslave others by transforming them into monsters, just as he watched the Tokugawa dominate Japan. The accusation hits a nerve, and makes him so angry that he opens up his Reality Marble to show them the hell he lived through.
- Empathic Environment: Each of the Swordsmasters can summon a dueling arena; a barren landscape of skulls and blades stuck into the earth, with a background influenced by their nature and history.
- Lancer of Purgatorio has a sickly purple mist that shrouds the area.
- Archer of Inferno has the entire background on fire.
- Assassin of Paraíso has an ethereal serpent floating coiled around the arena.
- Berserker of Saṃghāta Hell and Rider of Kālasūtra is backed by an intense lightning storm.
- Caster of Limbo has a cloudy sky.
- Saber of Empireo has the huge red moon looming far too close to the earth.
- Evil Plan: One slowly unveiled to the audience in pieces, before the characters see it. First, summon and pervert various Servants into Heroic Spirit Swordsmasters, and send them out into the world to slaughter human beings and extinguish life. Second, harvest the souls of those slain, including the Swordmasters themselves; the more stained with regret, sorrow, horror, hatred, and other base negative emotions the better. Third, use these to summon Onriedo, a demonic castle that turns some humans into murderous monsters but not others, using the existing castle as a catalyst. Finally, spread the evil of that castle across all realities, not only destroying the Tokugawa, to gain revenge on them, but potentially all humanity as the side effects begin to transform all worlds into a living hell. Notably, the architect of this plan is not merely the Caster of Limbo or the Sorcerer, but the mysterious figure they call "Lucifer, the Great Satan," who taught them the "Jesuit sorcery" necessary to make the plan work, and warned them strongly that the Master of Chaldea might be a threat to their plans.
- Fighting from the Inside: Even the Berserker of Samghata Hell turns out to have resisted, in her own way, by performing brutal Meat Grinder Surgery on the player's magic circuits to slowly enable him to reconnect with Chaldea.
- Healing Factor: All of them are virtually unkillable by conventional means. Musashi and Muramasa take the Lancer of Purgatorio's for a workout, with the former severing his head clean off in their first battle, only for him to pick it back up and put it back on the stump, and Muramasa repeatedly obliterating his torso with several of his "failures." It doesn't matter; Lancer of Purgatorio boasts that he can regenerate From a Single Cell unless completely obliterated. Musashi, using one of Muramasa's demonic blades, finds another way around it though.
- In the Name of the Moon: A dark and villainous variant. Each of the Seven Swordmasters recites an incantation before summoning a dark environment of Nothing but Skulls, influenced by their unique nature, for a final Duel to the Death with Musashi.Come forth, my blood-soaked frontier! This mountain of bodies and river of blood shall serve as the stage for our battle, and consume the loser's soul upon defeat!
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Berserker of Samghata's absolutely horrific Meatgrinder Surgery on the protagonist is contrasted by some very sexual language, like asking if it's your first time and telling you to "lie back and think of Chaldea."
- Kill the Ones You Love: After being summoned into the Rider class with her beloved horse, Kyogaku, Raikou killed it without hestiation after being corrupted into the Rider of Kalasutra Hell when it was not similarly polluted by the Curse of Annihilation. This makes her later stark refusal to slaughter children, despite that being a line every other Swordmaster is willing to cross without question all the more remarkable.
- Kryptonite Factor: One of Muramasa's demonic weapons is able to cut through fate and karma, and, when wielded by Musashi's incredible skill, can sever the bonds the vile sorcery that created them uses to tie them to the world, allowing them to truly die.
- Mental World: This version of Amakusa Shirou has at least one trick the original never did: a Reality Marble, called "the Hell of Shimabara," a wasteland of flames and death where the very air is poisonous and lung-scorching, from which there is no escape.
- The Mole: It turns out that Yagyu is actually Saber Empireo, continuing the trend of Cool Old Guy characters secretly being villains. This is foreshadowed by their interactions with Kato Danzo, who had earlier been revealed to be under the control of the Caster of Limbo.
- Motive Rant: Upon being backed into a corner and accused of being Secretly Selfish by Musashi, Amakusa snaps and goes on a ranting tirade about how much he and his followers suffered at the Tokugawa's hands at Shimabara and how a world that decrees the Tokugawa as heroes yet condemns him and his followers as "terrorists" doesn't deserve to exist.
- My Rules Are Not Your Rules: As poor Inshun learns the hard way after jamming his spear into the heart of the Saber of Empireo, they do not operate under the same principles as other heroic spirits. They have Cursed Names separate from their True Names, allowing them to unleash their Noble Phantasms without revealing themselves, and, worst of all, their Spirit Origin is no longer within their bodies, meaning that, so long as karma chains them to the world, they cannot be destroyed.
- No Honor Among Thieves: During his duel with the Saber of Empireo, Inshun notes that none of the other Swordmasters are joining in, and he suspects the reason is that none of them actually like or trust each other.
- Non-Indicative Name: Downplayed compared to their later parodies, but two of these "swordmasters" don't use swords at all, with the Lancer of Purgatorio preferring his spear and the Caster of Limbo using no weapons at all. And of the others, the Assassin of Paraiso prefers her ninja sorcery to her blades, the Archer of Inferno's short sword is not used as often as her many other weapons and Berserker of Saṃghāta Hell uses her First Ascension form, meaning that she just uses her brute strength to beat people up.
- Not Brainwashed: Unlike the others, the Caster of Limbo is not subject to sorcerous control or manipulation. He joined Amakusa's scheme of his own free will.
- Not Himself: The Lancer of Purgatorio is met before and after his corruption to demonstrate the gulf between the people they used to be and the insane murderers they have become. That said, the Berserker of Samghata is a pointed aversion compared to her peers: her personality is virtually the same, she feels no guilt for her monstrous deeds, and she is easily the least-changed and least-angsty of the Seven, save for the Caster of Limbo.
- One-Man Army: Even by the already-powerful standards of the Seven Swordmasters, the Rider of Kalasutra Hell is a beast. Her chapter opens with her single-handedly slaughtering an army of more than ten thousand battle-tested soldiers, seemingly without even needing to use her Healing Factor, sparing only a New Meat recruit whose mind has collapsed too deeply to make a good sacrifice. However, Musashi states, after their clash, that she isn't quite as unstoppable one-on-one. This is because, in her own time, she was a matchless talent who never met anyone who could meaningfully challenge her compared to the monsters she battled, while Musashi comes from an age of competitive dueling.
- Other Me Annoys Me: Exaggerated, Amakusa Shirou rants in hatred about his loathing for the version of himself the heroes are more familiar with; one who still loves humanity and wants to make the world a better place in spite of the horrors he went through in their shared experience at Shimabara. It is made very clear the two men have little in common but their experiences.
- Person of Mass Destruction: After slaughtering the troops, the Rider of Kalasutra Hell teams up with the Berserker of Samghata Hell to destroy Kotaro Fuuma's home province. Not just the people, mind you, the entire province. It is reduced to a stripped-bare wasteland, melted to glass and scorched by lightning.
- Power Echoes: During their spoken lines in their duels with Musashi, all of them develop a reverb effect on their voicelines. Some of them have this going constantly.
- Redemption Demotion: Inverted, as a theme. In the case of the Lancer of Purgatorio, the purity and focus of Houzouin Inshun is reduced by the tainted corruption he is immersed in. Musashi actually thinks to herself during their duel that while she could only barely think of any ways to defeat the man he used to be, she can see several ways to exploit sloppy mistakes he keeps making in his bloodlust. And the Rider of Kalasutra Hell decapitated her own horse after being subverted, since it was not similarly corrupted, removing a decent portion of her power.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Many of them helpfully have hellish, glowing red eyes to warn you to run... not that running will necessarily save you. They aren't always active, unless their Game Face is on. Amakusa himself combines these with Scary Teeth he otherwise doesn't have.
- Red Herring: Its a recuring thing at this point. The whole "Divine Comedy" theme-naming for the Swordmasters was just Caster of Limbo trolling both the protagonist and the player, making them think that someone from that story was somehow involved in the Shimousa indecent. He freely admits he just rolled with what Amakusa decided he liked calling the Alien God.
- Religion Is Magic: Reflecting a limited feudal Japanese understanding of Christianity, the Caster of Limbo and their leader claim to use "Jesuit sorcery" given by Lucifer himself. This is, of course, bull, and probably a result of leaning into Protestant invective. Amakusa is on some level aware it's not literally true, but he's too dramatic a person not to love the theatricality of literally calling it Satan. The Caster of Limbo does note that this power did indeed come from a "god", but it's not one any Christian, or indeed, any person on Earth worships.
- Sanity Has Advantages: While not as pronounced as in Orleans, the Caster of Limbo and Amakusa run into many of the same difficulties as Jeanne Alter in Orleans. Namely, by turning these servants into their undead slaves and using the Curse of Annihilation to remake them into bloodthirsty maniacs, their minions have trouble focusing and sometimes fail to follow orders in favor of picking fights, or otherwise give in to flaws that they wouldn't in their right minds. The Lancer of Purgatorio is also a weaker combatant than the man he used to be, as some of Inshun's greatest strength came from his pure and focused mind, while the Rider of Kalasutra had to kill her horse when it wasn't corrupted along with her. The Caster of Limbo pays with his life when the Yagyu's desire for a rematch with Musashi overpowers even his evil nature, and he cuts the sorcerer down. Even this version of their leader Amakusa Shirou is less successful, in his madness, than his canonical counterpart, tending to give in to villain pitfalls like monologing and giving away key information to the heroes.
- Slasher Smile: Even those whose sprites don't normally have these will sport them when they show up as Heroic Spirit Swordmasters.
- Stupid Evil: They're so obsessed with mindless bloodshed and carnage that even those who were known tacticians in life, such as Lancer Purgatorio and Saber Empireo, throw all sense of tactics to the wind in favor of blind, unrelenting force.
- Tears of Blood: The Swordmasters cry these in moments of great stress, or when they are doing something deeply opposed to their original personalities.
- Theme Naming: Each of them is named after a Buddhist or Christian afterlife, something which Edmund Dantes's missionary form identifies as the work of a madman or a shameless blasphemer. Even their leader, Avenger Amakusa, is associated with Hell, due to his desire to turn the world to this, as well as claiming he got this power from the Devil. There's actually no real meaning to it, as the Caster of Limbo did that just to troll the protagonist and to humor Amakusa, admitting at the end of Shimousa that to refer to his lord by the name of Satan for so long was insulting to said liege.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: Enraged and broken by the merciless slaughter of his friends and innocent victims at Shimabara, Amakusa decided that if the Tokugawa would condemn him as a violent extremist, that would be exactly what he would be to take revenge upon them and all humanity.
- The Undead: While they don't have the Undead Trait, they fit in virtually every other way. They are unkillable shadows of the people they once were, overflowing with rage at the world.
- Villain Has a Point: As he stands over the dying Sakon, commander of the samurai detachment to Shimousa, Amakusa sneers at the man's horror at the despair and death wrought by the demonic castle and the Involuntary Transformation of many of the town's residents into murderous monsters. He points out Sakon showed no such concern while ordering his troops to slaughter helpless noncombatant women, children, and elderly Christians at Shimabara, or when participating in the butchery himself, and has no room to judge when the tables are turned.
- Would Hurt a Child: They spare no one in their rampages. Indeed, many of them go out of their way to target children, since their lost former selves recognize that human beings treasure and love children, and will be hurt and terrorized all the more by their loss. The lone exception is the Rider of Kalasutra, whose Madness Enhancement regarding motherhood is simply too strong for the Curse of Annihilation to overpower, even when her Ushi-Gozen persona takes over. She refuses to harm Onui and Tasuke after she and the Berserker of Samghata kidnap them, protects them by hurling the oni down the mountainside for attempting to eat them, sings them lullabies while letting them sleep on her Lap Pillow and, when Onui calls her mother, even cuts them loose for the heroes to rescue. Their standing order to kill everyone, even children and the elderly, is a reflection of the same orders given by the Shogunate to kill every last Christian, regardless of age, at Shimabara, so that Amakusa may have his revenge.
Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Crypters
An elite team of seven Masters, Team A was part of the forty-eight Masters that planned to investigate Singularity F before the Control Room explosion and subsequent cryogenic suspension (with the exception of Mash Kyrielight, who survived the explosion, Rayshifted to Fuyuki and became Shielder). After Chaldea resolves the Grand Order and makes contact with the outside world, they were revived and disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
In Cosmos in the Lostbelt, they have become Crypters, Apocryphal Leaders sent to erase Pan-Human History and return the world to the state of the Age of Gods, leaving what remains of the Chaldea staff to confront them to save humanity's future.
Tropes that apply to them in general:
- Ascended Extra: They've gone from being seven of the dozens of schmucks blown up at the beginning of Part 1 to the main villains of Part 2.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The one whose plan brings the greatest change to history will become the foundation of the new Age of Gods, becoming the god who creates the new world.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: All of the non-Japanese names are pretty ridiculous-sounding to English speakers.
- Back from the Dead: The Alien God claimed it could bring them out of their cryogenic stasis to serve it and reap unlimited glory or leave them to their fate of an "eternal sleep". Obviously they all picked the first choice and several of them express gratitude for being given a second chance at life.
- The Cameo: They appear in "Initium Iter" in Chaldea combat uniforms back when they were still Team A, preparing for Operation F.
- FaceHeel Turn: They were dedicated to protecting humanity and its history but then suddenly had a 180 in alignment after their revival and are now firmly against preserving humanity's history.
- Geodesic Cast: Each Crypter has their Phantasy Tree, the Lostbelt ruler they're working with, and at least one Servant working for them, most likely the one they personally summoned themselves.
- High-HeelFace Turn: Played with in the cases of both Ophelia and Hinako. Ophelia helps Chaldea defeat Surtr, and while she never really joins them (the circumstances are closer to an Enemy Mine) she dies in a Heroic Sacrifice and spends her last moments on her deathbed making amends with Mash. Conversely, Hinako remains antagonistic towards Chaldea until her last breath - except because she became a Servant in her Yu Miaoyi form right after dying, she can be summoned from Chaldea almost immediately as one of their Servants. This latter case is definitely Played for Laughs, because Yu/Hinako is annoyed at the general awkwardness of the situation and at the protagonist's audacity for summoning her, but after her bond reaches a certain level she admits she's happy and relaxed being part of Chaldea again.
- Mirror Boss: They fight alongside their Servants in a fashion similar to you, where they stay in the backline and can use Command Spells to directly aid them. The difference is, they only control one Servant while you control six of them.
- Missed the Call: They missed out on Chaldea saving the world and then some due to being in critical condition and frozen for over two years. Konyanskaya guesses that they're probably jealous of the protagonist for stealing their glory and position in an attempt to get under the protagonist's skin. Da Vinci, for her part, is more of the opinion that at least some of them would be proud of the protagonist, more than anything, for stepping up when they couldn't.
- The Paragon Always Rebels: They went from being Chaldea's best chance at saving humanity to seven of its deadliest enemies.
- Power Levels: Their Lostbelts all possess a "Difference Depth" with an alphabetical rank similar to those used for Servant stats or Noble Phantasms that indicates how far the Lostbelt has diverted from Pan-Human History and how deep their Phantasy Tree has rooted itself into the Earth. There is also the added drawback of the higher divergence creating deadlier environments for humanity to live in.
- Power Tattoo: As Masters, they have Command Spells to control their Servants, and when the player fights one of these Servants the Crypter can use up a Command Spell to give them a powerful buff. For instance, Kadoc uses a Command Spell to fill up Anastasia's NP gauge, and then another to restore her health bar (represented by a nonremovable Guts buff that restores her HP to full).
- Shadow Archetype: To the protagonist, being Masters who seek to restore the Age of Gods and destroy humanity's current future. When their Servants are fought, they support them with Master Skills and Command Spells, just like the protagonist.
- Standard Evil Organization Squad: They function as this for Cosmos in the Lostbelt as a group made up of seven Masters working towards the same goal through different methods, being tasked with maintaining their Phantasy Tree and expanding their own Lostbelt.
- True Companions: Despite their varying origins and several of them being accustomed to mage society which is practically built on hostility, most of them have a genuine camaraderie and close bond with each other.
- Two Girls to a Team: Ophelia and Hinako are currently the only female members of Team A. This is a plot point in the second Lostbelt as Ophelia feels uncomfortable in a group mostly comprised of men and tries to befriend Mash both when they were still at Chaldea and in the Lostbelt.
- Underestimating Badassery: Their meeting after the second Lostbelt is basically them talking down to the protagonist, believing that they only got so far because they hid behind Mash, despite the fact that they've already cleared out eight singularities to defeat Goetia, got through five pseudo-singularities, beat two Foreigners without Mash to help them, and pointedly choose to ignore the fact that they already beat two Lostbelt Kings, and were the main reason as to why Surtr was defeated.
- Unwitting Pawn: Pepe realizes in India that the Alien God doesn't really care about the ideals the Crypters strive for and has picked a number of Lostbelts that explicitly leave mankind lacking in something. It only needs them to sustain the Trees so they can cover the Earth, no matter the cost. He suspects Wodime has already figured this out.
- Villainous Friendship: They certainly weren't villains at the time, but Mash recalls them all being surprisingly tight-knit, remembering a scene from Chaldea barely after Team A's formation where Kadoc was receiving encouragement from Beryl, Wodime and Daybit discussed mythology, and Peperoncino was teasing Ophelia over some joke, as if they were longtime friends. The only one who didn't take part was Hinako, out of fear from revealing her true nature by accident, but she still cared about them and watched them with vested interest from afar under the cover of reading a book in the corner.
- Villain Respect: Da Vinci claims that unlike most mages, Team A were meritocrats at heart and would have respected the protagonist for their deeds rather than rebuke them for their pedigree. In the present, they are wary of the hero's ability enough that they consider them valid threats to their plans.
Head of the Celestial Body Department of the Clock Tower and leader of Team A. The young head of the Wodime clan, which has a thousand years old history and magic circuits to go along with it. His Servant was going to be Lancer. He is known to currently have three Divine Spirit Servants under his command.
He has since been stationed in the fifth Lostbelt "Ocean in the Age of Titans", which is located in the Atlantic Ocean, that diverged in 12,000 BC, a giant ocean city where the Age of Gods is described to have proceeded into the present, the gods in question being the ancient Greek Gods. This was around the same time the Velber arrived in the Solar System and Sefar slaughtered the original God Concepts, the Twelve Pillars, beginning the decline of the Age of Gods. His Difference Depth is rank A+.
- The Ace: He was Marisbury's apprentice, rumored to be a better heir than Olga Marie and has the highest overall potential as a mage in Chaldea. His three Servants are powerful Divine Spirits, his Lostbelt is supposedly superior to everyone else's, and he easily asserted his own dominance over the Lostbelt by defeating the various gods and conquering the city offscreen. By the second Lostbelt, his Phantasy Tree is already complete and growing, despite the level of divergence of his Lostbelt's history.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He was one of the foremost scions of the Clock Tower and is one of the more antagonistic Crypters.
- Bishōnen: He has some very impressive pretty-boy looks. Quite a few fans note he looks a lot like an older d'Eon.
- The Chosen One: He is revealed to have been the sole Crypter chosen by the Alien God, but he convinced it to give his comrades a chance as well, stating that humanity deserves to choose its own future. Being able to witness this with her Mystic Eye was what made Ophelia fall in love with him.
- Dramatic Irony: He could have gotten rid of Surtr for Ophelia, but chose to leave him as to weaken Scathach-Skadi in case she decided to side with Chaldea. But with Surtr gone, Skadi tried to wipe out Chaldea so that the lands she reigned over had a chance to survive, and failed because she didn't have the strength to beat them after containing Surtr for so long.
- The Good King: He's described by others as a "natural born king" in similar terms as those used about Leo Harway.
- Heir-In-Law: Marisbury certainly looked at him that way, calling him a superior heir to Olga Marie, and Wodime himself seems to accept himself as Marisbury's heir as well, claiming that his current plan is to make Marisbury's "thesis" come true.
- Invincible Villain: He has three Divine Spirit Servants, supposedly some of the most powerful summoned by the Crypters, and his Lostbelt's tree already covers 80% of the world's surface with its roots. The Alien God even tells him as much, saying he's invincible on the newly bleached Earth, but surprisingly Wodime doesn't believe so himself, stating that invincibility is not the same as being almighty. His greatest advantage seems indeed to be that he doesn't underestimate Chaldea's power for a second, saying that they're already used to overthrowing their foes despite staring down certain defeat.
- Light Is Not Good: He wears mainly white and is blonde and yet is poised to interfere with the entirety of human history for the sake of his goals.
- Orcus on His Throne: Because his Lostbelt will win by default without Chaldea's interference and the fact that his Lostbelt is nigh-impregnable via an ocean filled with True Ether and Phantasmal Beasts, he doesn't mobilize against Chaldea even after two of the seven Lostbelts have been brought down, preferring to just wait things out.
- Pals with Jesus: He is on good terms with Zeus, according to the second Lostbelt and even let him name the Phantasy Tree of Wodime's Lostbelt.
- Smug Snake: Powerful he, his Servants and his Lostbelt may be, but his claims that he'll be the winner fall flat when one observes the order in which the Lostbelts are unlocked and see that he goes down fifth thanks to Chaldea, with Beryl and Daybit remaining to decide the fate of the Earth.
- Staff of Authority: He carries around a cane tipped with a black stone surrounded by golden details that look very similar to a primitive telescope or similar astronomical device.
- Superpower Lottery: In addition to supposedly being one of the finest mages in the modern world, the game of competing Lostbelts is rigged absurdly in his favor, to the point where Beryl complains that the result is basically set in stone from the start: Wodime has three Divine Spirit Servants and is in charge of a Lostbelt Beryl claims is greater than the entire sum of correct human history (read: the main timeline being taken over), and his Phantasy Tree has apparently already covered 80% of the planet with its roots. Wodime even admits with a smug smile that Beryl is absolutely right in that he'll be the winner.Beryl: What kind of "possible human history" even is that?!
- Villain Has a Point: He leaves a message to both Skadi and Chaldea in the second Lostbelt to explain his motivations, those being that while Pan-Human History isn't necessarily bad (He even admits that by the fact that it is the timeline that has not been pruned, it's even quite good), it's not as good as it could be. He feels mankind made a fatal error in worshiping the gods instead of making use of them and their power on an equal footing to build a civilization that isn't simply something that consumes everything including the Earth itself.
- What Is This Feeling?: Being the magus that he is, he can hardly understand why he's upset about Ophelia's death beyond his need for the other Crypters to act as a source of mental strength for himself.
Voiced by: Kenji Akabane
An average mage but he had high Rayshift compatibility. He doesn't stand out among Team A but has a nice, though self-deprecating at times and pessimistic, personality. He was going to get Caster, as he had little mana capacity and needed a Servant who would use mana efficiently, and ended up summoning the last Russian princess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova.
During Cosmos in the Lostbelt, he is sent to the first Lostbelt, which is in Russia. This Lostbelt diverged in 1570 AD when an asteroid hit Earth during Ivan the Terrible's rule and caused an unending ice age. His Difference Depth is rank D.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: He's the brooding boy for Anastasia's gentle girl, even his looks is a giveaway to his personality and occasionally Anastasia liked to tease him.
- Character Title: A subtle one. Zemlupus is derived from the proto-baltic word zemja which can mean 'country' or 'land' and lupus means wolf. So combined they mean 'Country of Wolves' or, with a bit of a stretch, 'Land of Beasts'.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has some noticeable dark circles under his eyes, something Peperoncino lampshades and asks if he's been getting enough sleep or if he's been stressed, to which Kadoc roughly replies it's both.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of his ways of coping with everything is to be snarky at certain people. Caenis likes that and wishes he would be more prickly all the time.
- Devoted to You: His devotion to Anastasia trumps his role in the Crypters mission, with Caenis being sent to make sure he's kept on track. In the end he is only still participating because he wishes for Anastasia to become Tsar. When it fails after their final battle he attempts to invoke with his special Command Spell Sirius a new Lostbelt where she can become Tsar again.
- Dirty Coward: Despite being a member of Team A, he planned to avoid fighting altogether once he got his Servant (though it could be justified given his apparent lack of personal combat ability compared to the others). He personally avoids fighting for a majority of the first Lostbelt and Anastasia is mainly the reason he actually has control over it in the first place.
- Distressed Dude: In the prologue of the second Lostbelt, Kotomine chases down Chaldea's Shadow Border and kidnaps Kadoc to take advantage of the fact that his special Command Spell hasn't been used and can technically be used for other Lostbelts without their respective Crypter having to use theirs.
- Enemy Mine: Subverted. He worked together temporarily with the Protagonist against Ivan the Terrible, his Lostbelt King, but he does it in order to exact his plan on developing his Lostbelt because Ivan refused to cooperate with him. Once Ivan is defeated, he turns against the Protagonist.
- Evil Albino: Pale as the very snow he's treading upon and very much an antagonist.
- Evil Counterpart: To the protagonist, as it's noted that like them he only has average magecraft, but was chosen by Chaldea for his unusually high Rayshift compatibility. The fact he lost out his chance to save the world and prove himself while someone so similar to him did it has left him with a complex, to say the least. His Command Spells are designed as an inverted version of the male protagonist's Command Spells.
- Freudian Excuse: His main reason to fight is to prove to himself that he could save the world, and he resents the Protagonist for being able to do so despite being average just like him.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Talks down to the protagonist for being average and calls Mash a supporting character without any lines despite being walking inferiority complex prone to going on about how he missed his chance to prove himself. Though as Anastasia notes he's really projecting his own hatred for himself onto others rather than legitimately disliking others.
- Interrupted Suicide: Attempts to use the unique Sirius Light command spell to invoke a new Lostbelt where Anastasia can become Tsar again at the cost of his life. Thanks to Billy's attempt to kill him at that moment and Anastasia Taking the Bullet, she points out it would have led to her own death without Kadoc.
- Lack of Empathy: Treats everyone besides Anastasia as disposable pawns without remorse during the first Lostbelt.
- Morality Pet: Anastasia is this to him, with several of his fellow Crypters worried he'll prioritize her wish even if it goes against the Lostbelts.
- Nice Guy: da Vinci describes him as such, if having masochistic tendencies. Mash backs her up by claiming he was quite sensitive about his more pessimistic traits. Current events seem to have soured that outlook somewhat, however.
- Not So Different: To the protagonist, much to his ire. Kadoc can understand the protagonist's actions and mental state better than Daybit can, and the insults he throws in that same explanation could easily apply to himself as well.
- Opposites Attract: He's described as a weak boy unable to give up anything, contrasting the strong-willed Anastasia who has the fortitude to give up something when needed. Kotomine reflects on how they cover each other's flaw.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Being a mediocre magus who never accomplished anything on a team with others far superior to him in all things save Rayshift compatibility and then getting critically injured from the explosion and prevented from saving the world with some random upstart doing it instead has led to a massive inferiority complex.
- Put on a Bus: While he is initially captured upon his Lostbelt's completion, he is soon after saved by Kotomine and brought to the Greek Lostbelt where he can work with Wodime.
- Smug Snake: No matter how bad things get for him, Kadoc is certain he can defeat the protagonist in the end. Even after they take down Ivan, even after they defeat Anastasia, Kadoc continues to declare himself stronger, at which point he reveals his trump card— and spends so much time revealing it, that Billy opts to gun him down before he can finish talking. He only breaks down completely when Anastasia takes the shot for him and dies as a result.
- Starter Villain: The very first member of the Team A that the Protagonist must defeat in Part 2. He even lampshades it, noting that it only makes sense for them to go after him first, as it was his Servant that destroyed Chaldea.Kadoc: ...Hmph. This is karma, then. If you get done in, then pay it back. To them, I'm the very first enemy to defeat.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: da Vinci and Mash describe him as a Nice Guy with faults, but it seems that his resentment against the protagonist coupled with the stress of dealing with his Lostbelt have soured that outlook by the time the protagonist encounters him in person.
- Unknown Rival: The protagonist didn't know of Kadoc before he destroyed Chaldea, and hasn't given him much thought after defeating his Lostbelt. Kadoc clearly feels differently about this.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Wodime values his work ethic and determination to get the job done. Once Kotomine brings Kadoc to Wodime, he is sent to the Greek Lostbelt, where Kadoc can act as a pillar of support for Wodime himself.
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki
A prodigy in Spiritual Evocation and formerly part of the Clock Tower's department devoted to that subject, her Servant was going to be Saber and she had ethnic reasons for wanting this Servant. She ended up summoning the hero of the Volsung Saga, Sigurd.
After her revival, she was sent to the second Lostbelt, located in the Scandinavian Peninsula as a Scandinavia that is still in the Age of Gods, with most of the human population being in Sweden. This Lostbelt diverged in 1,000 BC when Surtr ate Fenrir and absorbed its power, slaughtering the gods and being sealed away by Odin, resulting in an incomplete Ragnarok and a world where humans coexist with giants as a food source. Her Difference Depth is rank B+.
- Anti-Villain: Perhaps even moreso than Kadoc; despite being the antagonist that participates in a Lostbelt, Ophelia also displays a far more honorable nature and still makes attempts to befriend Mash out of a genuine desire. She also decides to turn against Surtr rather than letting him damage the world further, at cost of her life, and she still spent her last moments giving encouraging lines to Mash instead of belittling her.
- Ascended Fangirl: Similar to Bazett in this regard, as she likes Wagner's operas so when given the opportunity to meet her hero in person, she summoned Sigurd.
- Continuity Nod: Her family's dream, and subsequently her own, is for a Jewel Ranked Mystic Eye that has reached the Sixth Imaginary Factor, also known as Demons. The same rank and type of eyes that Medusa possessed.
- The Dragon: Though all the Crypters are competing for their Lostbelt to succeed, she seems to be the one closest to Wodime, as she repeatedly refers to him with respect and rushes to his defense when Beryl claims the game is rigged in his favor.
- Dude Magnet: She's won the hearts of both Napoleon and Surtr, though she doesn't reciprocate either.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She really does want to be friends with Mash, to the point it actually restrains her in their fights.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She doesn't look kindly on Beryl's or Daybit's attitudes on killing, even admitting she pities the inhabitants of their Lostbelts.
- Extreme Doormat: Because her Mystic Eye can see all possibilities, she lacks any independent volition and can't act on her own accord similar to "Ryougi Shiki". She hates Sundays because of this, as Sunday is basically her day-off and she spends them doing nothing because she isn't expected to do anything important on Sunday.
- Hating on Monday: Inverted, she loathes the weekends and Sundays in particular because she dislikes her lack of initiative on those days. Koyanskaya quips that the Scandanavian Lostbelt is perfect for her because it's an eternal Wednesday (the joke being it's always Odin/Woden's Day after Odin's sacrifice caused the Lostbelt's descent into stagnancy). Later on as a Brick Joke, Surtr (the biggest problem for Ophelia at that point) is revealed to be linked to the Sun because of its existence as his prison and it's proclaimed to be his day after awakening, or in other words, Sunday.
- High-HeelFace Turn: Played with. She's one of the two female Crypters, and though the circumstances of her teamup with Chaldea are closer to an Enemy Mine than truly joining their side, she comes off as heroic during these moments and willingly performs a Heroic Sacrifice to weaken Surtr.
- Hypocrite: She complains about Beryl and Daybit's casual disregard for human life, only for it to be shown that her Lostbelt's treatment of humans is infinitely more cruel than wanton murder. That said, she does have the excuse that the slaughter of humans in her Lostbelt is only to feed the Giant population for both mankind and giantkind's survival against the threat of Surtr escaping his seal, not killing for the thrill of it or because they can.
- Interspecies Romance: Though she doesn't reciprocate, Surtr the Jötunn giant of fire is in love with her. However, because he's a living engine of destruction, the only way he knows how to show his affection for her is by burning the world down.
- Killed Off for Real: She dies from using her Mystic Eye to sever ties with Surtr at the cost of her own life, while Bryn's healing runes can only give her a span of minutes and saying to Mash a few final words before saying thank you and dying.
- Magical Eye: Noted to have a unique Mystic Eye and wears an eyepatch to make it less conspicuous. It's a Mystic Eye of Reversion, a Jewel ranked Mystic Eye which has the power to reverse strengths and weaknesses by observing a target's possibilities and then forcibly culling them - restricting the advancement of events to a single course, similar to Musashi's "Empyrean Eye". She used this to make Mash's deployment fail by forcing her Mysteries to activate in the opposite order or in a reduced state, and did the same with Brynhildr's runes which caused any to not outright fail to activate at their weakest power.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Seems to have this mentality for Wodime, which Beryl notes that it's unlike her. That's because it's the only way she can think to express how she fell in love with him.
- Not So Above It All: Kadoc says she as well as Peperoncino tried to be friendly with Mash several times and inviting her for lunch, though his wording makes it clear they weren't successful in getting through to her. Even on opposite sides she still has a soft spot for Mash.
- Office Lady: She's described to be more or less like a secretary for the Crypters and tries to keep the group running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
- Red Baron: While briefly describing his first impressions of Team A back when he joined Chaldea, Kadoc mentions Ophelia's nickname, "The Modern Valkyrie". Fittingly enough, she takes control of the Lostbelt where there are hundreds of Valkyries.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her hidden Mystic Eye is revealed to be bright red◊.
- Superpower Lottery: While not to the extent of Wodime, Ophelia openly states to him she's not afraid of Caenis, a powerful Divine Spirit Servant, due to the strength of both her Lostbelt King being a war goddess incarnated in the form of the godslayer Scathach and Sigurd, a powerful Saber-class Servant who is, in her own words, "the strongest Knight". And while she definitely lacks full control over him, her Lostbelt's incarnation of Surtr is powerful enough for Wodime to consider him a trump card against Chaldea (and thus leading Wodime to express disappointment about how this card was played and defeated too early).
- Undying Loyalty: Her unwavering faith in Wodime stems from her spying on his initial deal where he negotiated the revival of everyone else in the team and giving up the chance for uncontested ability to reshape the world in favor of his teammates.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: As a magus she was never raised with the mentality of falling in love with someone or befriending another. Her confusion over her realization that she fell for Wodime and her desire to be friends with Mash eats at her as the story progresses through her Lostbelt.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Her Mystic Eye set everything in motion the moment she stepped into her Lostbelt to remove all possibilities of stagnation, locking in Surtr's release from his prison as an inevitability that would come to pass.
Voiced by: Mariya Ise
Hailing from the Botany Department of the Clock Tower, she was originally a Chaldea technician but was scouted as a Master due to her skill. Her Servant was going to be Rider, which she wanted strongly. She ended up summoning the Prince of Lanling, Gao Changgong, as a Saber, and ultimately earned the allegiance of the legendary Qin Dynasty warlord, Xiang Yu, as a Berserker.
She is stationed in the third Lostbelt in China that diverged in 210 BC with the "True State of Unified Wisdom" SIN (Synchronized Intellect Nation), where the founder of the Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huangdi, achieved his lifelong goal of immortality, conquered the world and installed everlasting peace at the cost of complete stagnation for his subjects. Her Difference Depth is rank E.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She's been feared, hated, envied, etc. all her life by other humans. So she curses other people in return. Being a True Ancestor, they envied her immortality and viewed her as an inhuman monster when she was no different from anyone else.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: She takes Qin Shi Huang's advice into consideration and has her soul stored into the Throne of Heroes on the off-chance of being summoned and reunited with Xiang Yu.
- Beneath the Mask: Appears as a bookworm not concerned with others but secretly cared about Team A and wanted to be close to them. Only stopping herself due to fearing revealing her true nature.
- Bookworm: Always seen reading some kind of book. Mash realizes that she wasn't actually reading, merely using the book as a cover for her observations of the other Team A members.
- Cassandra Truth: Despite informing Qin of the Lostbelts and pruning phenomenon, he dismisses her claims as he'll only believe what he sees.
- Cute Little Fangs: Which are shown off whenever she gets angry. There is more to this than just making her look cute, however.
- Foreshadowing: When her Lostbelt was released in-game, she is notably the headliner unlike all previous main story chapters where the titular Servants like Anastasia and Napoleon were featured. It's then revealed that Hinako is the Crimson Beauty and furthermore becomes a Servant later on.
- Hidden Buxom: She's a lot more shapely than her rather loose dress implies, something apparent when she gains a form-fitting outfit upon reverting to her Yu Miaoyi form.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Out of desperation, she reveals her True Ancestor nature and consumes Gao Chenggong's blood to empower herself.
- Lazy Bum
- According to da Vinci, she basically read books in bed all day and refused to have medical examinations by Dr. Roman, pouting whenever they tried to get her out of her room for them. As it turns out, refusing to be examined at least had a reason for it, considering it would have immediately outed her true nature.
- She's also a poor antagonist with the lowest Lostbelt rating among Team A with Grade E. (Kadoc, who might be even less inclined to act than her and is the first of the group the protagonist faces, has a Grade D for his Lostbelt). Her terrible grade is apparently because she has put nearly zero effort into actually accomplishing her team's goals and is perfectly content with just sitting back and letting the other six do it first. As it turns out, this is less out of laziness and more a fear that shaking things up will take her husband away from her again.
- During their first meeting after creating the Lostbelts, she immediately claims that her Lostbelt won't expand and forfeits from competing before they even really started. This turns out to be in part because it can't expand, since Qin Shi Huang is unaware of the other Lostbelts as Hinako didn't tell him for for fear he'd use her husband as a weapon again, thus he doesn't put effort into expanding it.
- The Lost Lenore: She still loves Xiang Yu eons after he died. Her insistence on summoning a Rider was so she could see him again as a Servant.
- Meganekko: Her glasses help enhance her very bookish demeanor.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Her variation of the Chaldea Master uniform has a shawl.
- Not So Stoic: Koyanskaya's jabs on Ophelia's death are what make her snap and start yelling. It's also noted by Kirschtaria that certain people in her Lostbelt are also capable of making her drop the poker face.
- Old Friend: She knew her servant Gao when they were alive. She valued his friendship so strongly it allowed her to summon him as Saber.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Even compared to the rest of the vampires in the Nasuverse. At first, she's believed to be a True Ancestor, a type of vampire that doesn't need to suck blood but cannot indefinitely resist the urge to do so. They're the origin of the more classic type of vampires, hence the name. In actuality, she is even different from regular True Ancestors, being an incarnated Elemental created by Gaia, rather than by Crimson Moon, for the purpose of maintaining the Planet's surface, and she doesn't even possess a constant desire for blood. Blood for her is just the fastest way to get mana, not something she constantly resists and makes her go insane if she indulges. She mostly just absorbs it from the environment around her for nourishment, though she wouldn't be able to if she was placed in a wasteland.
- Promoted to Playable: Sort of. After she passes on at the end of the third Lostbelt, she ascends to the Throne of Heroes as a Servant, allowing Chaldea to potentially summon her. Unlike many similar Servants who are an Alternate Self of their antagonistic counterparts, the playable Yu retains all her memories of being Hinako, and thus demonstrates familiarity with the protagonist (even if they haven't conquered her Lostbelt yet).
- Punch-Clock Villain: Despite being in charge of one of the Lostbelts meant to replace human history, she basically tells the others she's not bothering to expand it (the whole point of the Lostbelts is to see who can expand their the furthest and win the right to reshape human history) and doesn't seem to care what the others do with theirs, as long as they don't intrude on hers until they expand enough for the borders to touch, in which case she'll accept her inevitable defeat. Even once her true nature is revealed, at the end of the day all she really wants is to be able to live in peace with Xiang Yu, and she doesn't care about anything else so long as that's possible. Unfortunately, Xiang as he is now would die along with the Lostbelt, putting her into conflict with Chaldea.
- Really 700 Years Old: Has been around for a long time, given her nature as a True Ancestor. She's been recorded in history as far back as the Qin dynasty as Consort Yu, meaning she's at least over 2,200 years old.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: On the receiving end from Koyanskaya, who tells her that mourning Ophelia's death is hypocritical, since Hinako didn't seem to even care about Ophelia until after she was dead. Made much more tragic as shown in Beneath the Mask above, where she did care, but couldn't show it.
- Significant Anagram: An Alternate Character Reading of her name in Japanese is 芥雏子. This can be rearranged into a Chinese nickname for the poppy (雏芥子) which in China is more commonly referred to as 虞美人 or "Yu the Beauty", one of her monikers back when she lived during the Qin Dynasty.
- Together in Death: With Xiang Yu, in a roundabout way. As Emperor Qin points out as she's dying in an attempt to comfort her, as a TA she can easily will herself to become a Servant along with her husband, and will then always have a chance to be summoned together.
- Villainous Breakdown: After seeing her husband die again, she plummets past the Despair Event Horizon and, after going on a rant screaming that killing other worlds to save the "proper" one is wrong and just generally cursing the protagonist, gives up her physical body to merge with the Phantasy Tree in a last ditch effort to take the heroes down.
- Walking Spoiler: Due to the major reveals concerning her during her chapter, it is incredibly difficult to discuss her without spoiling anything.
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi
His country of origin is unknown. A freelance mage Marisbury scouted while away from Chaldea and the oldest member of Team A. Looks like an Italian, but he is an expert in Buddhism and Indian mythology, saying that he likes myths about destruction repeating itself. His Servant was going to be Archer and ended up with Ashwatthama, a legendary warrior of The Mahabharata.
The fourth Lostbelt where he is residing is located in India and it diverged in 11900?? at the "Cycle of Creation and Destruction". The bizarre date is because his Lostbelt uses the Mahā-Yuga cycle as it's sole time measurement. Mahā-Yugas are composed of 12000 'Deva years' or almost 4.5 million years normally. In this world, the gods of the Hindu pantheonnote fused together into one "perfect" god. This god then sped up the Yuga cycle to run its course every 10 days in his desire to remove anything that could be considered "evil" from it, each cycle deleting elements from the world entirely with no chance of reincarnation, slowly reshaping it to the god's view of a "perfect" world with plans to extend it across the entire galaxy and then the trichiliocosm.
His Difference Depth is rank A.
- Achilles' Heel: He discusses in vague terms a 'cube' within his Lostbelt with Daybit that the latter points out is such an enormous weakspot that he or Wodime, had they his Lostbelt, would've gotten rid of it immediately. Although Daybit, knowing Pepe will do something different, also tells him to leave it alone for the time being and to wait and see what happens. And sure enough, the aforementioned cube proves to be instrumental to taking down Arjuna Alter, as despite his repeated purges of the world, he doesn't see the cube as unusual, creating an opening in his claims to be a perfect god, and also allows Ashwatthama to bring Karna back, and MUCH more powerful to take on Arjuna.
- Agent Peacock: His simple silhouette belies a truly outlandish appearance. His Command Spells are shaped like a pair of lips encircled by a heart. He's also noted to be surprisingly friendly and casual for a mage.
- Affably Evil: Of the Crypters, he's the only one to retain a kind persona despite the FaceHeel Turn, even having to repeatedly remind Chaldea they are still enemies when they pull an Enemy Mine.
- Anti-Villain: He's only really a villain at all because his group opposes the heroes, and his world cannot continue to exist if the heroes want to save theirs. Outside of that, he's a genuinely pleasant and likeable guy.
- Ascended Fanboy: He was going to be one if he had gotten the opportunity to summon Archer as he planned, though he succeeded anyways so he did.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Seriously, Scandinavia Peperoncino. The former is the name of a European region, the latter literally means "hot peppers" in Italian. Acknowledged that it's a false name. His real name is the rather odd but considerably less absurd Aro Myorenji.
- Badass Normal: He is experienced in martial arts, even fighting like Assassin Emiya or Emiya Alter when he does so against the monsters serving Arjuna.
- Beware the Nice Ones: During the meeting with the other Crypters, Beryl says this basically word for word, claiming Pepe is the kind of guy you really shouldn't pressure into getting serious, and that it'll basically take the end of the world to bring that side of him out.
- Cool Uncle: When Kadoc claims he doesn't need Beryl coddling him like an older brother when Pepe already does that, Beryl is quick to point out that Pepe is more akin to the father figure or uncle of the group than an older brother.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Strongly implied to have one, having lost faith in the world when he lived in pan-human history. Going so far as changing his identity to distant himself from his past. He fell in love with the India Lostbelt for being a happier place to live in before Arjuna Alter started the routine Yuga's.
- Due to the Dead: He's the only one who's outwardly and honestly upset with Ophelia's passing, saying that he'll prepare a funeral wreath for her since his Lostbelt has no lack of beautiful flowers.
- Enemy Mine: Works with Chaldea during his Lostbelt due to his disgust with Arjuna Alters rule over the Lostbelt, with his friendly demeanor even making them drop their guard and he has to remind them they're still enemies.
- Fantastic Racism: Played With. He doesn't hold Hinako's death against Chaldea as he knew she wasn't human. It's due to him believing she wasn't on anyone's side as a result, rather than hatred for her being non-human.
- Final Boss: After Arjuna Alter's defeat, Pepe opposes Chaldea now that the tyrannical God is removed, with Karna restoring Ashwatthama so he can fight alongside his master to defend Spiral.
- Last-Name Basis: Due to the absurdity of his first name, everyone just refers to him by his last name or "Pepe" for short.
- Friendly Enemy: To Chaldea due to them letting Kadoc live and showing respect to Ophelia by burying her properly.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Da Vinci observes that the name Scandinavia gives Chaldea is very likely a fake one.
- Mukokuseki: He's assumed to be Italian by Chaldea, but it's revealed that he's Japanese in Yuga Kshetra.
- Nice Guy: Pepe is genuinely kind and friendly, even towards his enemies, to the point where he has to remind them that they are still on opposing sides.
- The Pollyanna: He still maintains a cheerful and optimistic demeanor even as he competes with the others to decide the fate of Earth, with Beryl joking that the world will end if he stops being friendly towards everyone. Even Daybit, who is known for his bizarre nature, can't help but smile when the two interact during the India Lostbelt.
- Put on a Bus: Like with Kadoc, he manages to escape despite his Lostbelt's erasure and ends up in the Greek Lostbelt with Wodime.
- Red Herring: His portrait shows up in the preview of Yuga-Kshetra, leading players to believe he has a huge secret in the Lostbelt similar to Hinako. This turns out to not be the case, as his big secret is just that he's actually Japanese.
- Say It with Hearts: And stars, too.
- Screw Destiny: He claims that unlike someone like Kadoc, he's fine without something like fate or destiny, since those things have already betrayed him a long time ago. While it could be referring to the explosion that put the Crypters into their cryosleep, it's very likely him talking about something else.
- Superpower Lottery: Inevitable when your Servant is in the same league as the likes of Arjuna, Karna, and Rama.
- Undying Loyalty: To his friends. Even with his reservations concerning the Alien God, he values his friends above all else. As such he'll stand by their side no matter what.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: He leaves his Lostbelt due to its impending destruction with Koyanskaya and Daybit's aid, residing in the Greek Lostbelt.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The India Lostbelt was a genuinely good and more peaceful place to live in than pan human history when Pepe initially arrived. Keyword was. Due to Arjuna Alter causing the Yuga's every few days and Douman's evil, however, the peaceful Lostbelt became a nightmare for the people. As such Pepe still stands to protect it after Arjuna Alter's defeat so the people can still live their peaceful lives now that they were freed of the tyrannical deity.
A magus whose past before coming to Chaldea is shrouded in mystery and whose amorality sticks out amongst all of Team A's original members. His Servant was going to be Assassin.
He is currently in the sixth Lostbelt, located in Britain that has diverged on 500 AD within "Round Table Territory", while the inner workings of his Lostbelt are still a secret, the name, location and datenote suggests that he is in a version of Arthurian Britain. His Difference Depth is rank EX.
- Affably Evil: While Beryl is obviously not a good person, he's surprisingly casual around his fellow Crypters, and offers to help Kadoc fight off Chaldea despite the fact that they're supposed to be competing, even saying he's like a little brother to him.
- Animal Motif: His Command Spells are shaped like a wolf and Ophelia mentions "werewolf" was a common insult towards him back at the Clock Tower.
- Ax-Crazy: He muses that being saved by the Alien God and being sent to a primitive, isolated Lostbelt allows him to live his life however he wants... which to him apparently mostly involves killing a lot of people, which he defines as a "pleasure of living" with a Slasher Smile on his face.
- Beyond the Impossible: His Lostbelt is something that by nature simply doesn't "fit" the planet, and so it's Difference Depth cannot be measured, hence the EX rank.
- Determined Defeatist: He doesn't care about his Lostbelt because he knows he'll lose if it goes up against Wodime's. Despite this, he remains determined to do what he does best— killing people.
- The Dreaded: He was the only member of Team A that both da Vinci and Mash seemed very uncomfortable talking about. In fact, he was the only one they skipped over. From what we have seen of him so far, they had a very good reason, and this was before the team's FaceHeel Turn.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Let's see: possesses an Assassin-class Servant (which typically err on the side of Evil in terms of Character Alignment), looks very sinister, is seen with blood caked on his mouth in the opening and his Lostbelt has a ranking of EX, hinting that he may be incredibly dangerous. It's clear this guy is not good news.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Ophelia says that the Clock Tower absolutely despises him and refers to him as a "werewolf", though whether she literally means he's a werewolf or that he simply acts like a monster is left unclear.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He claims that you can't trust women at all after making a jab at Wodime that Ophelia's final actions before her death essentially means she dumped him, and gets a bit riled up over the notion that the Player Character is protected and coddled by Mash.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: His Lostbelt is located in the British Isles, but the British Isles don't show up on any radar. Unlike the rest of the Lostbelts, it is not surrounded by a wall of storms, but one of light, cutting it completely off from all sensory devices.
- Loveable Rogue: Kadoc says he's more like a "Dandy gangster" than a mage.
- Morality Pet: He has a soft spot for Kadoc and expresses concern for him.
- Noodle Incident: While we're not quite given details yet, we're told why exactly he was brushed over by Da Vinci while Mash was present: He apparently broke into Mash's room in the past and had to be kicked out by Dr. Roman, though what exactly occurred is left unclear.
- Pointy Ears: Has fairly pointy ears, resembling those of Lugh Beowulf.
- Serial Killer: He's dealing with boredom in his Lostbelt by killing random people. It's revealed in the second Lostbelt this is being detrimental to it as Beryl's more concerned with indulging himself than completing it.
- Token Evil Teammate: Thus far, most of the members of Team A have been framed sympathetically, or have at least had hints to a deeper nature. Beryl, not so much.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: By the time the story progresses into the second Lostbelt, Beryl's own is apparently already almost gone and it takes a lot to even maintain it, let alone advance the Lostbelt. As revealed in the prologue of Lostbelt 3, the human order there is presumably under the threat of breaking down completely.
The biggest unknown factor and most suspicious person within Team A. Marisbury saw him as a very talented person, as does da Vinci, who considers only two other people she met in her entire life to be on par with his genius. His Servant was going to be Berserker, and has summoned a Grand Servant of an unknown Class.
The seventh Lostbelt where he's residing is located somewhere in South America and diverged during the BC era; this is most notable in the Nasuverse as the resting place of Type Mercury, a dormant Ultimate One which landed on Earth 5,000 years before the present day. The inner workings of Daybit's Lostbelt are still a secret, but it is close to collapse because its version of humanity is nearly extinct. Its Difference Depth is rank A++.
- Anime Hair: He has very outlandish spiky hair. Concept art reveals that he deliberately styles it that way every day.
- Ax-Crazy: Agrees with Beryl that a perk of being sent to a primitive time is being able to kill people with impunity.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears a black leather jacket, and considered a genius amongst magi.
- Beyond the Impossible: Out of all the Lostbelts, his is the only one to have no clear time of divergence. It's referred to as a civilization that is an "exception even among exceptions", hinting that it's something truly bizarre.
- Evil Genius: While he's had minimal screentime so far, Da Vinci praises his intellect greatly and whenever he decides to speak, the other Crypters listen carefully. He's also often prompted to give his analysis on things, probably because the other Crypters want to see if they missed something that his shrewd eye did not.
- The Exile: He was banished from the Folklore Department of the Clock Tower that handles "artifacts not of this world" for his work and subsequently got recruited by Marisbury to Chaldea. No one has a clue what his work actually was, however, because he apparently only reported directly to the Director of the Clock Tower.
- The Heavy: While not the mastermind of the overarching scheme, he presides over the final Lostbelt and is the man who assembled the group in the first place.
- Loners Are Freaks: It's noted that he doesn't really understand other people, nor does he want to try and understand them. The reason he was going to get a Berserker-class Servant in the first place was so he would need to put as little effort into communication as possible. Kadoc mentions in one of his flashbacks that Void, very much like his last name, literally feels like he's a hole in reality somehow.
- Purple Eyes: Has noticeable purple eyes that have strange white rings within the iris, and even amongst this group of magi is considered a genius by both the late Marisbury and da Vinci, the latter of which doesn't hand that title out easily.
- Superpower Lottery: An instant qualifier for the title given that he admits to having a Grand Servant in Lostbelt 4.
- Tsundere: He came to help Pepe during India. Though he continually denies the idea he did it because he was worried about Pepe, even as he calls Pepe by his real name and asking Pepe not to tell the other Crypters he came to help.
- Villain Respect: He admits at the second Crypter meeting that he's somewhat amazed by how well Chaldea's Master is doing, especially because they are stepping onto battlefield after battlefield with no way to protect themselves and yet doing so without visible fear.
- Wardrobe Flaw of Characterization: He combines a huge pair of boots, a leather trenchcoat and a black undershirt and black tie with... a white striped sweater. Either he's simply got no sense of fashion or he doesn't care at all how he looks, though going by how he's described as incomprehensible and unwilling to be understood, this may be deliberate on his end.
Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Alien God and Emissaries
- Alien Sky: After it bleaches the Earth, it leaves behind a normal blue sky with scattered clouds... everywhere. Nighttime no longer exists, the sun doesn't move regardless of time or global location, and there is no weather beyond a dead breeze.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: It was incomprehensible for the scientists who studied it, with only its appearance being defined as the shape of a tree root. Its organs were likewise completely alien to go with its bizarre shape.
- Botanical Abomination: The Phantasy Trees can barely be considered trees by Earth standards. Sure, they resemble them, but they're tall enough to reach space, can sustain dead timelines in defiance of Gaia, resemble celestial bodies, spawn hostile Phantasy Seeds, and can disintegrate entire timelines. A fully grown Tree emits gamma rays, warps gravity, space and time, and expends massive heat because as revealed in SIN, they are a literal microcosm of its corresponding galaxy.
- Celestial Body: While the outside of the Phantasy Trees is made of this rough, jagged ice-like bark, the inside of their bark is made of glowing, purple nebula filled with the stars of a entire galaxy contained within.
- Crazy-Prepared: On the off chance a Foreigner and/or Outer God was willing to oppose it despite the power it wields, the Alien God's three emissaries are all Alter Ego class servants that could counter them.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It took down humanity with ease once it began its invasion. The United Nations lasted only two days before defeat as it converted the world into a blank state. Small pockets of humanity still lived on for three months, but they are unable to change anything.
- Foil: To Goetia. Like Goetia, the Alien God seeks to forcibly change and evolve mankind, but while Goetia was motivated by Condescending Compassion, the Alien God's motivations are currently shrouded in mystery. Goetia's plan involved incinerating mankind's history, while the Alien God's plan involves replacing mankind's history with that of the Lostbelts. Goetia made the incineration as quick and fast as possible so humanity wouldn't suffer much, the Phantasy Trees of the Alien God stabbed and painfully killed humans as they slowly turned to ash. Goetia paid no heed to mankind's thoughts and feelings regarding the incineration plan, while the Alien God actively chose seven representatives of humanity in order to help it recreate mankind's history. Finally, Goetia used brainwashing and corruption to ensure absolute loyalty from his subjects, while the Alien God is much more hands off and typically leaves the Crypters and the rest of its forces to their own devices. On the other hand, while Goetia, as per his nature as one of the Seven Beasts, loves humanity (and indeed, his ultimate plan was to refine them into a superior form), per Tamamo-vitch's declaration, in the end, the Alien God cares only for the Phantasy Trees.
- Greater-Scope Villain: To Team A and the Servants working for it. It also served as the threat that caused Goetia to instigate his own plans for humanity to prevent its goals from coming to fruition, and is the being whom Amakusa and Caster of Limbo refer to in Shimousa as "Lord Satan" and "Lucifer," who constructed their Evil Plan and warned them that the Master of Chaldea would try to interfere.
- He Who Must Not Be Named: When Caster of Limbo apologies to the Alien God for continually referring to it as "Lord Satan" in the denouncement of Shimousa, when he says the Alien God's supposed true name the text box only says "Lord" before the rest is blotted out. The narration itself says that no one should hear its name at the current time because it is "a great curse upon the entire world."
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Hinako hides her Phantasy Tree within Qin Shi Huang's Fusang Tree, correctly guessing that neither he or his officials would ever think of the possibility of the emperor's treasure being tampered with by someone else.
- Horrifying the Horror: Abigail mentions in her Interlude that even she, a master of space and time through the powers of an Outer God, wouldn't be able to enter the Lostbelts made by the Phantasy Trees.
- Hostile Terraforming: The Alien God wiped out almost all life on the planet, literally leaving a blank slate, and has the Crypters use the Phantasy Trees to overwrite pan-human history.
- Monster Progenitor: Not only is the Alien God one for the Phantasy Trees, but once the Trees mature enough, they also start to spawn creatures of their own fittingly called "Phantasy Seeds".
- Nothing Is Scarier: The Alien God is sentient due to being able to communicate with Team A and its agents and clearly has a plan behind its actions, but the why for it all, and indeed what exactly it is and how it came to this course of action, is something that's still unknown to the heroes. Interestly enough, though, in Shimousa, Avenger Amakusa while rambling about his travels through parallel worlds to a bound Kiyohime mentions that he ultimately met a god that had been betrayed by its own kind...
- Orbital Bombardment: The Alien God apparently ascended into space and, on New Year's Eve, covered the Earth in a membrane barrier shortly before descending its branches across the planet, killing all it could reach and bleaching the Earth into a land of nothingness. It still remains in space, where it could reach back down at any time.
- Theme Naming: The Phantasy Trees named so far (Orochi, Sombrero, Mayall, Spiral, and Atlas) seem to be named after things relating to the stars, tying in with their alien origin. Orochi, Sombrero and Mayall are named after galaxies, Spiral is named after a type of galaxy, while Atlas, which Zeus named after the Titan responsible for holding up the Heavens and the Earth in Greek Mythology, is a star system.
- When Trees Attack: The Alien God's invasion involved an army of Phantasy Trees descending from the sky to impale any lifeform they detect with their tree roots. Then the target is slowly Reduced to Dust.
A mysterious alien being who is a priestess of the Alien God. She is first seen wandering around Chaldea in the Lostroom OVA and then has been popping up throughout numerous locations.
- Affectionate Nickname: Pepe calls her "U-chan", though the reason for the nickname is currently unknown.
- Enigmatic Minion: According to Kotomine, she's the priestess of the Alien God and also plays a part in the growing of the Phantasy Trees but she's been keeping her mouth shut with both the antagonists and protagonists, making it unclear what her role in the Alien God's plan is. The opening even shows her reaching out for Mash as if trying to contact her.
- Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: She does occasionally say things but since she's using a completely alien language, it's just rendered as long em dashes in the text.
- Godiva Hair: Her hair covers her breasts.
- I Can't Sense Their Presence: When the Shadow Border tries to scan for her, she appears as a literal hole. As in, there's literally nothing on the scanner and the gaping void in reality is the only thing that indicates something's up. She can make herself visible and audible to only certain people. For example, when she appeared to Ophelia, Sigurd, her own Servant, could not tell that anyone was there.
- Language Barrier: At one point, she directly appears to Koyanskaya and tries to talk to her, but Koyanskaya cannot understand her language.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's actually quite beautiful for an alien being, and she sports a curvy figure that is laid almost completely to bare due to being nude but having Barbie Doll Anatomy.
- Mystical White Hair: She hails from parts unknown and her hair has an unusual silver coloration, almost bordering on translucent.
- Power Nullifier: Possibly. While we have no reason as to why yet, Billy finds himself physically unable to raise his gun at her, much less summon the desire to shoot her despite his own admission that he can find a reason to shoot anything or anyone.
- The Voiceless: All of her appearances thus far in the game and in the Moonlight/Lostroom OVA are silent, until she tries to talk to Koyanskaya.
- Walking Spoiler: She's a character who only makes her debut in the second part of the game and when she actually appears before the protagonists, several questions are raised as she is the one to actually destroy the Phantasy Tree with a single touch of her hand, not Chaldea.
Illustrated by: Arco Wada
Gordolf's secretary and handler, representing NFF Services, a Russian civilian security firm. She later reveals herself to be helping the forces of the Lostbelt, having used Gordolf as an opening to seize Chaldea. Before the protagonist escaped with them, she was in the process of turning Chaldea upside down trying to find their Servants' Saint Graphs knowing they'd been hidden away.
She is in actuality one of three Servant emissaries working for the Alien God. Her role is to help the Crypters replace Pan-Human History with one of the Lostbelts.
Her true identity is revealed in the third Lostbelt prologue.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her uniform has this look combined with Bare Your Midriff, and it looks like she's an accident away from the buttons popping and letting her breasts hang freely.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Upon getting her ass kicked during the India Lostbelt, she holds up a sign begging for aid from Chaldea to take her in before she gets killed by Arjuna or his minions. The protagonist does so.
- Ambition Is Evil: She seeks to become a new Nine-Tailed Fox separate of the Tamamo of the past, and in doing so become a new Beast in the process.
- Animal Motif: Fox, furthering the connection between her and the Tamamo Nine. She gets offended when Gordorf calls her a vixen and compares her hunting down the protagonist to a foxhunt. Both her electronic tablet and earrings have fox symbols.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Her name sounds Russian but has no actual basis in Russian.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her cutesy act is a facade and Mash only realizes the depth of her malice when she detects Koyanskaya's hidden power. She freely admits to torturing people with a smile on her face.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Kotomine claims that her agenda of cornering, trampling, and mocking the weak is merely how she expresses her love of humanity no matter what time period she's in.
- Bread and Circuses: She's mainly been entertaining herself in the first Lostbelt by forcing Yaga to either starve or kill each other to take their money to buy her ludicrously overpriced alcohol, medicine, and food from her. Rasputin compares her attitude and actions to a rat leaving a sinking ship.
- Collector of the Strange: She wants to add Ophelia's Mystic Eye to her collection and is annoyed at her inability to recover them after Ophelia dies.
- Dragon-in-Chief: She did most of the legwork in securing Chaldea for Anastasia and Team A, using Gordolf to buy all of Chaldea and directing Anastasia's troops in the assault.
- Dragon Lady: She poses as one in the SIN Lostbelt, complete with Chinese fan in hand.
- Dragon with an Agenda: As part of her servitude to the Alien God, she's allowed to pursue her desire to become a Beast.
- Enemy Mine: Chaldea gets her out of serious trouble in the third Lostbelt in exchange for a dose of the antidote to the poison she slipped the protagonist and Gordolf in the lead up to the chapter. She even helps out a bit afterwards but refuses to give a second dose of the poison's antidote as it's the only way to assure her own safety. It's only after she escapes the Lostbelt that they find the antidote to cure the protagonist in their room with a receipt from her NFF Services.
- Enemy Summoner: It's revealed in SIN that she has monsters salvaged from the two previous Lostbelts and claims them as part of her NFF Services. It's yet another way of torturing a Lostbelt populace by sicking them on helpless villagers.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- In the third Lostbelt she declares that unlike humans she never breaks her promises and holds up her end of her promise by giving the protagonist the remaining antidote.
- She's disgusted by the humans of Qin's SIN Empire. She initially compares them to animals, only to make clear seconds later that comparison is an insult to animals and they are even lower than that.
- Fauxreigner: She claims to be Russian but is technically from no country as she was derived from Tamamo in the Moon Cell.
- Foreshadowing: There are several hints building up to the reveal of her true identity in the third Lostbelt.
- Her pink hair, yellow irises, and body shape are scarily similar to a certain foxy miko and they share the same artist.
- Tamamo Vitch is described as a "talented beautiful secretary" in terms of personality.
- She consistently makes references to foxes when speaking. Her earring and hat also share the fox shape that Summer Tamamo has on her bikini top.
- She makes reference to emailing her friends as one of her hobbies in Götterdämmerung and asks Scathach-Skadi if she wants to be added because she's someone who shares a lot of traits with some of the people Koyanskaya emails. The regular Tamamo frequently uses email to talk to her friends, all of whom are rooted in folklore and myths.
- Koyanskaya in Japanese is an anagram for "Yana (evil) Casko"note
- Fun with Acronyms:
- She refers to TV occasionally which the protagonist assumes is referring to television or something related. She's actually talking about herself, Tamamo Vitch.
- NFF is revealed to stand for Nine Fox Foundation in the third Lostbelt, playing up her connection to the Tamamo Nine.
- Hollywood Density: Qin Shi Huang observes that her Servant container unusually has a mass of 100,000 tons, which seemingly has no effect on her or her interactions with anything.
- Hope Crusher: She relishes in destroying the faint hope of others for her pleasure. As long as they have hope she will get the most thrill of snatching it away.
- Jerkass: Between killing off most of Chaldea and her pointless cruelty in the first Lostbelt chapter, Koyanskaya proves herself to be a total bitch.
- Kick the Dog: She literally kicks and stomps on Fou with full malice after he attacks her. Even though she doesn't get joy out of crushing other people with no hope, she still enjoys torturing them all the same. The Yaga have dealt with her pointless cruelty for some time.
- Know When To Fold Them: She decides to take her leave from the Russia Lostbelt after messing around with Chaldea and contributing her part to the plan because she can't derive any fun out of it. Kotomine calls her out on this for her behavior of showing up and then immediately fleeing the moment things are going south.
- Little Bit Beastly: After her true name is revealed by Gordolf, she drops the pretense of being human and has her fox ears and tail out in the open for the third Lostbelt.
- The Man Behind the Man: She is the one who convinced Gordolf that he should buy the entirety of Chaldea and just take over.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Her name is apparently Russian and NFF Services is famous in the Magus world for their work in Russia.
- Oh, Crap!: The normally arrogant Koyanskaya is completely caught off guard when Qin reveals he knows her real identity: Daji. (Then she's immediately hit by an attack from Li Shuwen while her defenses are lowered by the revelation.
- Pet the Dog: She sneaks into the Shadow Border while the protagonist was passed out after the fighting to keep her promise of giving them the antidote. Though it is potentially subverted, as the Alien God wants the protagonist and the Crypters to fight, so dying early would undermine whatever goals it has planned.
- Private Military Contractors: Her NFF Services troops are not technically part of the Mage Association, but an outside agency apparently hired by them. Leonardo Da Vinci's knowledge and hints that they may inform the Association about what they're doing gives Chaldea the slightest of wiggle-room to work with. Her troops seem to be unaware of her true plans as the Oprichniki massacre them alongside Chaldea's employees.
- Refuge in Audacity: Her solution to avoiding the chaotic destruction in Yuga Kshetra is to plonk herself on the roadside, holding up a hastily scribbled sign to indicate her need to hitchhike on the Shadow Border. The protagonist's Chronic Hero Syndrome means they can't bring themselves to abandon her and have to pick her up.
- Say It with Hearts: She likes to say them to punctuate the end of a sentence.Koyanskaya: Frankly speaking, Im going to kill everyone here. Its time to collect all of your assets♡
- The Sociopath: She gets a thrill out of crushing people who have hope and tortures people who don't just because. Even her allies note she doesn't seem to have any real loyalty to or care for anyone outside of those with the greatest power or the most money.
- Teleportation: The Alien God granted her the power to instantly warp to any Lostbelt as she pleases. Since even the Alien God can't breach the Wandering Sea, she has to resort to using a case of lipstick Gordolf kept to create a link as her backdoor to teleport there.
- Token Evil Teammate: While it can be reasonably argued that Team A and the rest of the Alien God's forces are Well Intentioned Extremists seeking to elevate and evolve mankind and its history, Koyanskaya is only on their side because she takes a perverse joy in killing and torturing innocent people. Her endgame goal is becoming one of the seven Beasts. And as she is Tamamo-Vitch, she would serve as one for the Tamamo Nine, probably being the embodiment of the malice and sadism of the original Tamamo-No-Mae.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: She gets a new outfit for almost every Lostbelt; a commissar uniform for Russia, a qipao for China, and a sari for India.
- Wild Card: Both Kotomine and Kadoc view her as one, with Kotomine admitting that it's best to view her as a mercenary who works solely for pay.
The representative from the Holy Church, he came along with Gordolf to oversee Chaldea. He is yet another Servant emissary, tasked with assisting the Crypters in whatever way he can.
- Back from the Dead: As discussed in Lostbelt No. 1: Anastasia, Chaldea's records state that Kotomine Kirei died in 2004. The characters wonder if perhaps his corpse was possessed by a Servant, but Chaldea's records also say Kirei's body was burned. After the defeat of Ivan the Terrible he tells Zemlupus that he was actually a Pseudo-Servant Rasputin, but now that Rasputin's purpose, that is setting Anastasia up to become Tzar, is done with, he has effectively 'moved on' and so Kirei is fully in control.
- Badass Normal: Compared to most servants at least. Aside from the heightened physical attributes that come with being a servant, Kirei is essentially a normal human. Despite this, he's capable of running over 90 kilometers an hour, and is strong enough to kill other servants with a single strike through the chest. Aside from the martial arts he picked up when he was alive, he has no extraordinary abilities for a servant.
- Character Name Alias: Calls himself "Macarius", the Metropolitan of Moscow and close advisor for Ivan the Terrible, to keep the Tsar fooled into thinking everything's alright.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He proves himself more than capable of superhuman feats when he chases down the Shadow Border on foot with a rocket launcher provided by Koyanskaya at a speed of just over 90 kilometers an hour.
- Dead All Along: The actual Kotomine reportedly died in 2004 with his corpse having been burned after death. The fact that he is still here is because he's a Servant.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He has a goal separate of the Alien God. Though currently his objective is unknown.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Kotomine, Rasputin, or both, doesn't like Koyanskaya tormenting people that have no hope of anything better, warning her to stop.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In-universe, he is never directly referred by his name and simply called "Priest".
- Foreshadowing: Irisviel has a quote for Rasputin in her material book profile where she asks if he would die for her, which seems really out of place for her to say if she wasn't talking to Kirei.
- Grand Theft Me: Temporarily a Pseudo Servant possessed by Rasputin. As of Anastasia becoming the Tsar of Russia at the end of the first Lostbelt, however, Rasputin achieved his goals and turned control of the body over to Kirei in a manner similar to Waver and Zhuge Liang.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Averted, kind of, when it comes to the Rasputin half of Kirei. Rasputin is one of the biggest victims of this trope in media, often being portrayed as an evil warlock and an enemy of the Romanov family, who brought upon their downfall by manipulating them with his magic. Kirei!Rasputin, while still a villain, is a more historically accurate take on the man, as he remains loyal to the Romanov family, is considered by Anastasia to be a good friend, and so far hasn't demonstrated any supernatural powers beyond the strength that comes with being a Servant. The Romanovs did perform shamanistic magecraft, but this was due to their own magical lineage rather than anything from Rasputin.
- Hero Killer: During the assault on Chaldea, he impales the original da Vinci through the chest, killing her instantly.
- Knight Templar: He helps the Crypters under the orders of the Alien God due to believing current humanity should decide its fate rather than the spirits of the past. Whether he is genuine in this belief or just him messing with others (as per usual for Kirei) is currently unknown; although after the reveal that he is actually a Pseudo-Servant, it's likely that it was Rasputin's personality who stated this, and he has moved on by the end of the Russia Lostbelt and Kirei is now back in control of his body.
- Mythology Gag: His pose is exactly the same as his pose in stay night.
- Not So Different: Rasputin is described as a man born evil who struggled with it all his life. Exactly like Kotomine, his vessel.
- Obviously Evil: He's Kirei, so natch.
- Old Master: It's Kirei we're talking about. Being born on December 28th, 1967 and given that the prologue for the story's second chapter begins on December 26th, 2017 he's literally two days away from his 50th birthday at introduction. And by impaling Da Vinci with his hand, it shows that he retains his skill in Chinese martial arts.
- Older Than They Look: This man seems to have not aged a fricking day since 2004 (i.e. 13 years ago, when he canonically looked like this in stay night)—which does raise questions of what he is at this point, why he's suddenly popped up in the narrative, and why is he in league with Chaldea's enemies. Makes more sense with the revelation he is a Pseudo-Servant possessed by Rasputin. Psuedo-Servants are summoned in the prime of their life, their most powerful point. Kirei did die in 2004, at the peak of his power, meaning as a Pseudo-Servant he remains at the age he was at his death.
- Powers via Possession: He is a Pseudo-Servant, much like Waver/Zhuge Liang. This is how he was able to pierce da Vinci's chest when normal humans can't hurt Servants.
- Sinister Minister: Goes with the trope above as Fate veterans already know that he will be up to no good.
- Spanner in the Works: He ultimately serves as one for the crew of the Shadow Border. Just as they managed to clear the First Lostbelt and have captured Kadoc, Kirei charges in armed with an RPG and manages to rescue Kadoc and retreat in short order.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He emphasizes his priesthood in this work by requesting people refer to him as Father.
- Undying Loyalty: Rasputin, the Heroic Spirit possessing Kirei, is still very loyal to the Romanovs and remains in the first Lostbelt solely to install Anastasia as the new Tsar of Russia. Once this goal is accomplished, he decides his duty is done and moves on.
Origin: Japan (10th century)
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Shouichi Furumi
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
An monk turned onmyouji who is known as Abe no Seimei's greatest enemy and rival. There are many stories of Douman trying to humiliate Seimei so that he can usurp his position and overthrow the city government with Fujiwara-no-Akimitsu. Seimei was able to best Douman on numerous occasions but eventually betted his life on if Douman had taken his magic book, which he did. Unfortunately for Douman, Seimei was revived by Saint Hokudou who got Douman bet his own life on if Seimei was alive or not. It is not certain if Douman was a real person or if he was really Seimei himself who had created this alias to make himself look better.
He first appeared in Pseudo Parallel World Shimousa as the "Caster of Limbo", being partly responsible with the incident. He returns in Cosmos in the Lostbelt as the third Servant emissary of the Alien God and in his true class: Alter Ego.
- Actually a Doombot: He uses shikigami duplicates of himself engraved with his Saint Graph to carry out his duties, as seen in Yuga Kshetra when Asclepius manages to seemingly defeat him. In hindsight, this helps explain how he could be seemingly slain several times over in the climax of Shimousa, only to appear for a denouement at the end.
- Arc Villain: He is this for Shimousa. He also notably retains the role of antagonist for most Servants debuting in that chapter in their interludes for further torment.
- Character Name Alias: Though narration and character profiles have already revealed his name to the audience, he's mainly been using Abe no Seimei as his second alias in the story.
- The Corrupter: His primary modus operandi whenever he appears.
- The creation of the Seven Swordmasters in Shimousa was his idea: by incorporating his sorcery into the summoning ritual, he managed to turn Servants into omnicidal undead monsters.
- He meddles around with Arjuna Alter, Asclepius, and William Tell's minds in Yuga Kshetra; he coaxes out the Krishna side of Arjuna Alter to the forefront to enable his extremist tendencies and transplants Hindu deities onto the latter two to alter their personalities.
- Cruel Mercy: In Danzou's interlude, he actually helps fix her broken memory. Because, as he puts it, he wants to kill all of her loved ones in front of her and there's no fun in that if she keeps forgetting who her loved ones are.
- Dragon with an Agenda: In Shimousa, he turns out to be Avenger Amakusa's peer under their mutual benefactor, rather than his servant. And while the full extent of his goals separate from the Alien God's is unknown, he currently seeks to torture humans and collect rare monsters, all while extinguishing life everywhere he can find it.
- Femme Fatalons: The first good look at him we get is Kato Danzo's memory of his outstretched hand, revealing his very long, sharp, and pointed nails. It makes him look very creepy, while still fitting his "fey evil Asian sorcerer" style.
- Foreshadowing: The Caster of Limbo offers a lot of it in Shimousa. While insulting the protagonists and describing them as champions of life and justice against the horror and death he is unleashing, he directly compares them to his hated rival Seimei, an early clue to his true identity. And both his not belonging to one of the seven standard Servant classes and his true master are hinted at as he declares that his Caster class is merely a husk and that he is in reality a "droplet of ego guided by a greater being", describing his true Alter Ego class and his connection to the Alien God.
- The Heavy: He mentions at the end of Shimousa that he was merely a flunky sent by a higher-up to instigate the plot.
- Hollywood Satanism: Seems to be this; like in most depictions of Makai Tenshō. He says that Satan is helping him Mind Control Servants, however at the end of Shimousa he says in an Aside Comment that the entity helping him is something else, and eventually revealed to be the Alien God.
- Nightmare Face: He's kind of handsome, as long as he stays calm or mocking. Anger tends to badly distort his face and eyes, like a Comical Angry Face without any comedy, making one of his eyes widen hideously while the other shrinks to a pinprick.
- Obviously Evil: He attempts to pass himself off as Seimei to the heroes in Shimousa when they reach him in the climax and absolutely none of them believe him because Seimei is known as the protector of Edo while Ashiya's appearance just screams evil which he agrees with.
- One-Winged Angel: In Shimousa, he transforms himself into a gigantic ghost to attack Musashi. He does the same in Yuga Kshetra.
- Out of Focus: Unlike Koyanskaya and Kirei, Ashiya hadn't done much in the first third of Cosmos in the Lostbelt besides his schemes in Shimousa as an experiment for the Alien God. It's explained in the prologue for the third Lostbelt that he's become incredibly fixated on something in the India Lostbelt and refuses to leave. Once Chaldea gets there, he comes back into the spotlight as one of its major antagonists.
- Smug Snake: Much like the stories about him imply, he's good, but nobody is as good as he thinks he is. Notably, his unnecessarily-complicated chess game plots in Shimousa all backfire on him in sequence towards the end, and see him brutalized and humiliated by both his enemies and his alleged pawns. First, his scheme to have Danzo lead the allies into a trap backfires dramatically when, after wounding Musashi with her self-destruct as planned, Kotaro absorbs her magical power and her love for him, granting the ninja a massive power-up. Then, as he tries to use his sorcery to infect Musashi with the Curse of Annihilation and turn her into a living Swordmaster, the protagonist, whom he'd scoffed at his masters warnings regarding, easily cleanses the magical trap using one of his Mystic Code spells, and Musashi promptly uses her newly-mastered Emptiness skill to bypass his supposedly impenetrable defense and slice him open. The three of them badly wound him, seemingly killing him, and when he tries to sneak-attack them later, the Saber of Empireo easily cuts him down, since Yagyu, stripped of his loyalty, cares only for a second duel with Musashi, not furthering his masters' goals.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Him calling his lord "Satan" was meant to be a joke, but Amakusa liked the idea so much that Douman just started rolling with it for the rest of his time in Shimousa.
- This Cannot Be!: He has several of these in quick succession in Shimousa as his Villainous Breakdown progresses, first with the protagonist using their Mystic Code to counter his attempt to use the Curse of Annihilation on Musashi, and then when Musashi uses her honed swordsmanship to slice through his supposedly-invincible barriers to draw blood.
- Token Evil Teammate: Like Koyanskaya, he's shown little care for the Crypters' goals, mainly using the Alien God as a springboard to spread evil and misery wherever he can. He even convinces Arjuna Alter to accelerate the Yuga cycle, making what was one of the more peaceful Lostbelts a living hell for its inhabitants, just because he is deathly curious to see for himself what lies beyond the mahayuga and the end of time.
- Villainous Breakdown: His smug attitude in Shimousa crumbles when he realizes he's made three fatal miscalculations: discounting the protagonist as a factor, who nonchalantly uses one of his Mystic Codes to easily free Musashi from one of his traps, dramatically underestimating Musashi herself, whose ever-increasing swordswomanship surpasses his defensive and offensive measures and allows her to strike him, and assuming Kato Danzo's death will be the end of her, not knowing that her beloved foster son, Kotaro Fuuma, would be able to absorb her power and become the ultimate ninja. Mocking laughter and taunts give way to frenzied ranting and hideously-distorted facial expressions as he summons a massive ghost to kill everyone. He then pursues the party as a shadowy figure, only to be sliced apart by another of his creations, the Saber of Empireo.
Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Other Villains
- Arc Villain: Along with the Crypters and Emissaries.
- The Chosen One: Each Lostbelt chooses a pruned timeline's ruler to guide them to victory along with the Crypter. The Quixotic Trees' choice is based on power and how far their history has diverged.
- Ivan merged with the most powerful Phantasmal Beasts in Russia, a gigantic mammoth and sabertooth tiger, to become the strongest Yaga and survive the long Ice Age. He has access to his Secret Police, the Oprichnik, can only be killed by destroying his crown, his spiritual value is equivalent to Divine Spirit-class Servants and his electricity is said to rival Zeus.
- Skaði is a war goddess who has the authority of the Norse Gods due to surviving Ragnorok, given to her by Odin before his Heroic Sacrifice to seal away Surtr. She also inhabits a god-killing hero, has command over an army of Valkeries, and has (somewhat) control over Giants.
- Shi Huang became immortal by use of Brain Uploading to an ancient artifact, becoming the Ultimate Lifeform and conquered the Earth, becoming its Emperor. His "Great Wall" Noble Phantasm can control meteors, has an army that he preserves by cryosleep, and has created a world were Servants cannot fight in because its just too peaceful.
- Arjuna was taken over by his darker self and then merged with the Indian Pantheon to become its Top God. He commands the monstrous primordial god Kali, can trounce anything that gets in his way, and can reset the Lostbelt after 10 days. His manifesting on Earth also allowed for a Beast to manifest.
- Enemy Civil War: Unfortunately, due to the Alien God's emissaries, Crypters, and themselves all having their own separate goals, at least two of the three being unable to work together in some way happens without fail in every Lostbelt.
- In Lostbelt No. 1: Anastasia, Ivan the Terrible's refusal to accept the Alien God leads to Kadoc and Anastasia forcibly subduing him to pursue their own plans while Kotomine/Rasputin schemes to depose Ivan so he can crown Anastasia as Tsar.
- In Lostbelt No. 2: Götterdämmerung, the situation pretty much implodes on itself after Ophelia fails to manage the diametrically opposed Surtr and Skadi, who were only working together by Ophelia's command and Surtr's imprisonment. Once Surtr is free, he starts attacking Skadi's forces without hesitation.
- In Lostbelt No. 3: S.I.N., Koyanskaya ends up turning on Qin Shi Huang and Hinako after her forced imprisonment by helping Chaldea take down the Lostbelt. Likewise, Hinako's single-minded obsession with Xiang Yu leads her to disobey the emperor's orders at various points out of a desire to see Xiang Yu not get harmed.
- In Lostbelt No. 4: Yuga Kshetra, Pepe's distaste for Arjuna Alter's wanton eradication of people in the Yuga cycles and Ashiya Douman's encouraged manipulation leads to him allying with Chaldea solely to bring the two down and put a stop to it.
- Purposefully Overpowered: The summonable versions of all the Kings are this, given how overwhelmingly strong they were in their Lostbelts.
- Ivan is a virtually self-sufficient Servant, having the ability to cleanse his own debuffs and boost his NP gain, give himself a near Mana Burst-level Buster buff along with generating his own crit stars, and making himself invincible while removing all enemy debuffs. Despite having an AOE Noble Phantasm, it will hit like a truck even in boss fights thanks to a combination of the aforementioned Buster buff, its built in NP damage-boosting overcharge effect, and the ability to lower the victim's Buster resistance. He's utility, damage, and tankiness stuffed into one role with few, if any drawbacks.
- Scáthach-Skaði single-handedly began the Quick-meta with her incredibly strong Quick buff, which allows AOE Quick NPs to constantly refill their own NP gauge while obliterating waves of enemies. Should they survive the NP, the victims will still get shredded by the massive 100% crit damage buff she throws on the targeted ally's Quick cards. On top of this, she can drop her foes' defense and critical attack chance and instantly provide 50% of an NP gauge, making double Skadi farming compositions incredibly popular. She can even provide a bit of survivability with Gate of Skye, albeit not nearly as potently or as easily as Merlin's Illusion.
- Qin Shi Huang subverts the usual Ruler archetype of being a Stone Wall or a Support Party Member in favor of raw offense. His Arts-focused deck allows him to constantly use his NP to provide himself with a bevy of powerful offensive and defensive buffs while making him invincible to soak up most damage that turn. He can also heal himself, charge his own NP gauge, and remove debuffs from himself. On top of all of this, he can further increase his own attack and has a guaranteed ability to reduce the entire enemy frontline's NP gauges by 1 and a 70% chance to stun them all. On top of having the best defensive class in the game and the ability to strike neutrally against everything against Avengers, he's a one-man juggernaut.
- Arjuna Alter eschews utility in favor of unmatched AOE damage. He can potentially give himself an 80% attack buff on demand, has a small NP charge attached to what amounts to Eternal Arms Mastership for his Buster cards, and his Noble Phantasm debuffs all enemies before damage, ensuring that he gets the full effects of his Anti-Evil (Unique) skill to annihilate anything short of a boss. His nature as a Berserker also assures that he'll be effective against nearly any kind of enemy. His only real weakness is his relative frailty and inability to produce his own crit stars.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Despite the odds beings stacked heavily in their favor, due to antagonists having their own separate goals, weak-points in their strengths are gradually exposed and exploited by Chaldea to defeat them.
- Ivan wanted nothing to do with with the Alien God, but thanks to Anastasia sharing the same name as his wife, was manipulated while their Mozart used the power of song to keep him at bay. Not helping matters was the rise of a resistance lead by Atalante (Alter) that wished to overthrow him. With help from another musician Servant, Avicebron's golem "Adam" managed to destroy Ivan's mammoth, allowing the heroes to go for the kill.
- Skaði spent Lord knows centuries keeping Surtr sealed away in the sun. Once Surtr manipulates the heroes into breaking his seal, Skaði ends up spending even more energy trying to stop him, losing her mass-produced Valkyries in the process. By the time you beat Surtr, she's running on fumes, while Sombrero was so weak from being drained from Surtr's rampage, and despite her and Valkyrie's best efforts, they all fall to the protagonists. What's more, it turns out that Odin had also been helping the protagonist all this time through his pet crows Huginn and Muninn, guiding them on where to go.
- Shi Huang was the Ultimate Lifeform and had conquered the Earth, bringing peace to all. But its because there was no war that he never realized that there were things that could bring him down, or flaws in his supposed perfect world. Jing Ke almost killed him again by use of a computer virus to bring down his computer body, only surviving thanks to his Ultimate Lifeform back-up body. And while he had good intentions in creating his ideal world, all it amounted to were glorified pets who can hardly think for themselves. Once he realized this, Shi teamed up with the protagonist to destroy Mayall and end his Lostbelt.
- Arjuna, for all his power, was still Arjuna, and his inability to realize he was still a warrior at heart became a Restraining Bolt on him and his ridiculously broken powers. Every Servant summoned wanted nothing to do with him, only working for him thanks to brainwashing by Ashiya Douman. The Crypter of said Lostbelt even worked with the protagonist just to bring him down, working with a certain girl from a certain war to screw with Arjuna's perception as a perfect god by sending her and another Servant back in time in a giant black cube to before the cycles started. What's more, his Tree Spiral was dying due to all the resets going on, catching fire and becoming weak enough to kill in the final battle.
A Jötunn (fire giant) destined to engulfed the world in fire at the tall end of Ragnarok. Made his debut in Lostbelt #2, Götterdämmerung as a boss under the Saber class.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: He fell in love with Ophelia when they became connected during their respective first deaths as she sympathised with and reassured him on failing his task of bringing Ragnarok.
- BFS: Obviously. His Noble Phantasm is Loptr Laegjarn (Loki Laevateinn), a sword that could very well be anywhere from as tall as a building to as large as a mountain and sprouts flames and explosions with its swings.
- Breath Weapon: Is able to spit fire out of his mouth.
- Cannibalism Superpower: This is the cause of the Lostbelt, as in this version Surtr ate Fenrir and took its Ice powers, slaughtering the gods and causing Ragnarok to spread across the whole world instead of just Scandinavia. He would have left no survivors were it not for Odin's Heroic Sacrifice. He did it again when he ate the Lostbelt's Phantasy Tree in order to regain the power he lost while trapped in the Sun for 3000 years.
- Dragon Ancestry: He is considered part Giant and part Dragon considering he possessed Sigurd for a while, and absorbed an aspect of Fafnir as a result.
- Eye Beam: He can shoot lasers out of his eyes.
- Flaming Sword: His Noble Phantasm, Loptr Laegjarn (Loki Laevateinn): Surpass The Sun With Your Shine, Sword Of Flames, is a gigantic sword made of fire forged by the planet itself in a similar vein to Excalibur, making it a Divine Construct as well. It's reputation as a world-burning sword is well-earned as it possesses the ability to kill anything, including immortals, so long as they have a lifeforce, though it's less effective against beings like Servants as they are just Ether in the form of a person so they don't count as proper life. He only uses it as his charge attack in the second battle against him, however.
- Fusion Dance: Later becomes "Surtr-Fenrir". By the second time the party fights him, he's also gained Fafnir's aspect from Sigurd and the Phantasy Tree's power after consuming it.
- Genius Loci: Surtr explains that the giant sun in the Lostbelt is actually his sealed body. However, he then reveals a fact that no one from our timeline knew: the entire fire realm Muspelheim is Surtr's body and exists solely to destroy the Nine Realms and to be the flame of end.
- Growing Wings: Although they are unseen in his sprite or artwork, he is said to have grown dragon wings due to gaining an aspect of Fafnir.
- Hailfire Peaks: His body turns into this after he becomes Surtr-Fenrir, having gained Fenrir's authority over ice alongside his own command over fire.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Ophelia uses a Command Spell to force him to not do any self-harm in Sigurd's Saint Graph as she knows he wants to try to break out of the sun. He lures the unaware protagonists into doing the job for him.
- An Ice Person: He has an Authority over ice, but doesn't use it offensively, instead using it to toughen his body with an icy shell.
- Interspecies Romance: He is in love with Ophelia and was reminded by her of his destructive capabilities and wants to burn the whole world in an effort to woo her. Though like with Napoleon she doesn't reciprocate those feelings.
- Made of Evil: Surtr is the remnant of the Original Titan Ymir's wrath. And while his love for Ophelia is genuine, the only way he knows how to express it to her is to burn the world down in her name.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: Is a Jötunn fire giant that's kaiju-sized.
- Playing with Fire: Surtr's entire body is made of flames and he is able to shoot fire out of his mouth.
- Say My Name: "Ohhh... OPHELIA!!" His Famous Last Words are also just him screaming "OPHELIAAAAAAAAAA!!!" as he dies.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Odin sacrificed his life to seal Surtr in the Sun, and once his spirit escapes Sigurd's Saint Graph he starts to break out.
- Star Killing: As part of his escape from the Lostbelt's Sun he tears a hole through it, leaving it with the perpetual appearance of an eclipse.
- Superpower Lottery: He wins it hard already by being a ludicrously powerful Giant armed with one of the most powerful weapons in the world, it is over 4 million degrees Celsius (which is over 700 times hotter than the surface of the Sun and almost a third as hot as its core), but he becomes truly ridiculous by eating both Fenrir and some of the Lostbelt's Phantasy Tree, causing him to become a monster capable of reducing the entire planet to ashes by himself.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: In his "Surtr-Fenrir" form, half of his normally fiery body has turned to ice, and he commands dual Authority over ice and fire.
First appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Syatey
A military general who served Liu Bang and is known as one of the Three Heroes of the early Han Dynasty.
He appears in the SIN Lostbelt as one of the generals serving Qin Shi Huang.
- Blood Knight: He loves the thrill of tactics and ordering troops around for battle. He was so bloodthirsty that Qin Shi Huang saw fit to seal him away between all wars to prevent Han Xin from stirring up more trouble. Even when officially stripped of his role near the end of SIN, Han Xin rallies up the few troops left to have one final clash with Chaldea.
- The Strategist: In life he was known for his strategies and tactics he employed during warfare, some of which became Chinese idioms. He is subsequently brought out of cryostasis specifically for his strategizing, to utilize all of Qin Shi Huang's military resources against Chaldea.
- The Unfought: You never get a chance to personally fight him. However, during the second part of section 15, he gives help to the mooks you fight by buffing them.
In Yuga Kshetra, it appears as smaller versions of itself to slaughter the humans during the last three days of the Yuga cycle. Those killed will be forgotten and never be reincarnated.
- Animal Motifs: Crocodiles, as per the myth.
- The Dividual: In Yuga Kshetra, Kali takes the form of hundreds of demonic, purple-skinned crocodiles with red eyes, tusks, six arms, and gemstones across their bodies.
- The Dragon: They all serve as one to Arjuna (Alter), killing all those Arjuna sees as "evil".
- Eldritch Abomination: Has hundreds of mouths across it's crocodile-like body. Its Kali Sangha form is even worse, as it seems to be made of several smaller Kalis, with it having three heads, and having its arms grasping at its other arms, giving it more reach.
- Name's the Same: Just as in actual Hindu Mythology, shares the name of the goddess Kali, but is actually another being altogether.
- Teleportation: They can create black pools of a tar-like substance that they can dive into, and then reappear from it anywhere they want.
- Antagonist Title: Their "evilness" aside, they are the the titular seven that are fight against in "Da Vinci and The 7 Counterfeit Heroic Spirits."
- Co-Dragons: The seven are this, in order to be Jeanne Alter harem and serves her in her scheme to distribute the fake Mona Lisas.
- Les Yay: Fake Brynhildr is very attracted to Jeanne Alter, much to the latter annoyance. It turns out that she wasn't even meant to be the last Counteirfeit Hero. It implied the person she wanted was might have been Jeanne, but she hates her so much she created Fake Brynhildr to not deal with her.
- Poke the Poodle: There's nothing really evil about them, as they're Just Following Orders from Jeanne Alter, and the only thing that can be considered evil is them helping her with spreading the counterfeit Mona Lisa.
Command Cards: QQAAB; (Q)
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: BUNBUN
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
The Final Boss of the Saber Wars event and an NPC-only Servant. An alternate version of Mysterious Heroine X born as a result of her traveling back in time, she desires to kill Mysterious Heroine X and become the most powerful Saber.
- Breaking Speech: She delivers one to Saber Lily, saying that Mysterious Heroine X only trained her because she considered Saber Lily to be no threat and only wanted to manipulate her into helping fix her ship. She tries to convince Saber Lily to kill Mysterious Heroine X while shes unconscious but it doesnt work because Saber Lily realizes that an Altria would be useless in repairing a spacecraft.
- Dual Wield: She busts out Excalibur Morgan alongside Excalibur for her Noble Phantasm, Secret Calibur.
- Hypocrite: She says its unfair that she has to fight all of the heroes at once but is perfectly willing to use dirty tactics herself like when she performed a sneak attack on Mysterious Heroine X. Nero calls her out for this.
- Me's a Crowd: After defeating her once, Ultra Heroine Z uses Saber Ninja Art: 3 Wave Duplication to create a large number of clones of herself. During the Final Boss battle, the player has to defeat nine copies of her (although the first eight of them are incredibly weak, having less than 5000 HP each).
- Palette Swap: Ultra Heroine Z looks exactly the same as Mysterious Heroine Xs first ascension except colored white and she has the same skills and Noble Phantasm.
- Temporal Paradox: Her existence is this. Mysterious Heroine X went back in time to kill all of the Sabers in the past but since this makes Mysterious Heroine X a Saber (at least story-wise) in the past, another version of her must exist to defeat her. Tamamo calls it a chicken and egg situation.
Command Cards: QAAAB; (A)
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Origin: Germany (Original creation)
First Appearance: Fate/stay night (as Justeaze von Einzbern)
Illustrated by: Sima Udon
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara
The Big Bad of the Fate/Accel Zero Order event, and an NPC-only Servant. She is the ancestor of all Einzbern homunculi, Justeaze Lizrich von Einzbern, who was used as the Greater Grail's vessel. She was eventually corrupted by Angra Mainyu and manifests in the Fate/Accel Zero Order Singularity. Her class is Avenger.
- Absolute Cleavage: Like the Dress of Heaven, she too has the same equally revealing clothing.
- Beat The Curse Out Of Her: Appears as the "Dress of Heaven" in the epilogue of Fate/Accel Zero Order significantly less hostile, and tells you that you need to destroy the pieces of the Grail left over in the form of the Elemental Iris.
- Came Back Wrong: Background materials about Justeaze characterize her as dignified, professional and duty-oriented—even if she was pursuing the rebirth of the Einzbern's Third Magic. As she appears in her darkened state, she's somewhat unhinged, to say the least.
- Composite Character: With Irisviel. She's speaking to you in her form in the epilogue, and possibly her body as well. She also shares memories, as she comments that you should have "blown the grail up together with one floor of a luxury hotel."
- And then again when you beat the Elemental Iris and fuse them into Irisviel to increase her Noble Phantasm.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Dress of Heaven, who embodies the original uncorrupted Holy Grail. "Dark Irisviel", conversely, embodies the Holy Grail after its corruption by Angra Mainyu.
- Evil Is Sexy: her costume is a black version of Dress of Heaven/Irisviel's... except for the lack of a bra, further exposing her Absolute Cleavage and giving her Underboobs.
- Eviler Than Thou: She immediately dispatches Matou Zouken when he finally steps out of the shadows to control the emergence of the Holy Grail.note
- I'm a Humanitarian: She consumes Zouken after talking with him and wants to devour more people to satisfy her hunger.
- Mythology Gag:
- Justeaze's being mistaken for a darkened version of Irisviel won't exactly come off weird when you remember that in the climax of Fate/Zero, Iri's corpse was possessed by Angra Mainyu while the Grail's contents were spilling out and causing destruction, and it later impersonated her while conversing with Kiritsugu and Ilya.
- Her Noble Phantasm also causes high-level damage (as well as a chance of instant death) to any Servant she fights—in contrast to Dress of Heaven's healing buffs. The difference is pretty much similar to the dichotomy between Jeanne and Jeanne Alter.
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being considered Dark Irisviel in-game, she's actually Justeaze.
- Palette Swap: Literally, the only difference between her and Iri would be the coloring, her more disturbing facial sprites, and the absence of a bra, showing off her assets more explicitly.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her costume is black and red just like Dark Sakura, and she is the embodiment of the corrupted Grail.
- Super Prototype: She is Justeaze, the original vessel of the Holy Grail and the ancestor of all Einzbern homunculi, who are made in her image.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In addition to the coloration noted above, she has the golden eyes that are very typical of an Altered Servant.
- Upgrade vs. Prototype Fight: Sort of. After you finish the main storyline of the event, the only way to procure the other copies of Irisviel/Dress of Heaven's Servant cards (to max out her Noble Phantasm) is to go around the map and defeat versions of Justeaze lingering about (ideally with your recently-acquired Irisviel to max out her bond points). Oddly enough, she manifests in other different classes.
A demonic boar from Arthurian legend, and the main villain in the first Summer event, "Chaldea Heat Odyssey".
- Animalistic Abomination: Most demon boars are already pretty freaky. This one's a giant mechanical demon boar, although he only became that way after repairing himself.
- Best Served Cold: He's been waiting 2,000 years since the Chaldea crew left the island to come back and take his revenge for defeating him the first time.
- Foreshadowing: In Altria's Brilliant Summer quest which gets unlocked before you find out about Twrch Trwyth, you face against two Giant Demonic Boars named Grugyn and Lllawin, which happen to be names for two of his children.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After his final defeat, he bemoans that he's lost everything and wonders why he has to suffer so, but Scathach reminds him that he sealed his fate after a life of stealing, rampaging, devouring, killing, and gloating over others. He admits she's right before fading away.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He can fire missiles out of his body.
- Mechanical Abomination: Becomes this after rebuilding himself a machine body, as he's still a demonic beast as well.
- Mythology Gag: In the event, Diarmuid and Fionn once again meet their end via giant demonic boar.
- Shock and Awe: Can fire lightning from his tusks.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the first part of the event, he was just a giant demon boar on par with a Phantasmal Beast. After getting the Grail and spending 2,000 years gathering power, he became a giant mechanical demon boar with the power of a Divine Beast.
- Unknown Rival: To Altria, something that he himself is well-aware of. He despises the fact that Altria saw him not as a fellow king, but as a mere beast and pest to vanquish back in the day.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Takes Altria's appearance when first revealed, until the trickery is revealed by Scathach.
- We Can Rebuild Him: He does this to himself with the Grail's power after being defeated 2000 years ago by the Chaldea crew from his perspective.
- As Long as There is Evil: As Evil Nobu fades away, she claims that she'll return if the land is mistreated.
- No Kill Like Over Kill: After accidentally outing herself out as the mastermind of the Fate/GUDAGUDA Order Drama CD, as well as the Good!Nobunaga's sudden appearance destroying any hope of survival for Evil!Nobunaga when she tried to pass of the whole thing as a joke, she gets utterly annihilated by the Sabers plus Okita's Noble Phantasms.
Command Cards: QQAAB; (A)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Hiroshi Hiroyama
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
- Arc Villain: Of the first part of the Prisma Illya event, though her influence is felt even into the second part.
- The Assimilator: Admits that she intends to do this to Miyu once she breaks her will and do the same to Illya. She's already gotten to work on Chloe.
- Demonic Possession: She seemingly lacks a body of her own anymore, so she takes control of Chloe and uses her to fight the party for a World End Battle.
- Dimension Lord: Of the Reality Marble. She later passes it on to the event version of Helena.
- Despair Event Horizon: She hit this in her backstory and kept right on going.
- Living Shadow: When she's not possessing Chloe, she appears as a shadowed-out version of Illya from the Prisma Cosmos CE.
- Magical Girl: She's apparently the first to hold such a title.
- Mark of the Beast: When she possesses Chloe, she becomes surrounded in a purple Battle Aura and her eyes glow purple.
- My Greatest Failure: Sees her choice to kill her friend Mila to save the world as this, lamenting that she couldn't save her too.
- Not So Different: The reason why she chose Chloe as her host is because their personalities are very similar to each other.
- Orcus on His Throne: Despite being the source of the Reality Marble and the one who kidnapped Miyu in the first place, she spends most of her time behind her barrier trying to break Miyu's will while Medb takes the main antagonistic role in trying to capture the heroes and their jewels obtained from the other magical girls. Of course, it also works in her favor since she needs Illya and the jewels for her plan to succeed, and since Illya can only reach her once she has all the jewels anyways she's better off just waiting.
- Reality Warper: The entirety of the Prisma crossover event takes place in her Reality Marble.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Heavily implied she had one with Mila, who she ended up fighting and killing to save her world. That was the beginning of her own fall, as well.
- Together in Death: Implied with her and Mila.
Command Cards: QAAAB; (B)
Alignment: Neutral Good
First Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Illustrated by: Hiroshi Hiroyama
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
- Arc Villain: Of the second part of the Prisma Illya event.
- Dark Is Evil: She wears an all-black dress, and during battle, a darker version of Illya's third ascension outfit. She's also shown to be a lewd and very much evil threat.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She looks just Illya, but is cruel, sadistic, and lewd.
- Het Is Ew: Claims that magical girls should only be allowed to love other magical girls.
- HP to 1: Her "Fall to Heaven" skill allows her to reduce a single target's health down to one HP.
- Laughably Evil: She's noticeably less serious than the First Lady, having far more comedic moments than the former (including following her defeat). This is more than likely due to the influence of the "Magical Gentlemen".
- Palette Swap: In the final World End Battle, she takes form as the Illya from the Prisma Cosmos CE with a black and purple color scheme and her model in-battle has Illya's final ascension in the same colors.
- Reality Warper: She hijacked control of the Reality Marble from Helena and warped it, and mentions once she vanishes it will return to normal.
Illlustrated by: Riyo
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (FGO Fes 2018 Kigurumi Show)
A Master from a Parallel Chaldea. She is capricious and treats her Servants as tools to appease her greed and possibly lust. She appears in the Learning with Manga! FGO "All The Statesmen" event. Is later revealed to be the mastermind behind the Learn with Manga! F/GO Vol 2 Release Commemoration Campaign by use of her manga book, which causes anyone who reads it to become like her characters.
- Ascended Meme: Personified. She's a horrifically abusive and dangerous Master, a nod to how the Learning with Manga! FGO audience and creators treat her as the most dangerous threat to humanity instead of anything like the Beasts, Alien God, or any other threats known to mankind.
- Attention Whore: One of her defining traits during live events. The mascot has the tendency to leave the stage to approach the audience or will do something else to get their attention. Staff members even have to carry her out of the stage.
- Bad Boss: Not only does she treat lower-rarity Servants as worthless, even her SSR Servants are badly trained and not raised with proper care.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: During your first meeting, she refers to this kind of talk as something only other Masters would understand, and the protagonist, perhaps due to Reality Bleed, seems to do so. She frequently refers to game mechanics and rages against how she hasn't gotten as many 5* Servants as she would like.
- Clothing Damage: For some reason, her clothes are all torn up throughout the event, though the chibi art means there isn't much shown.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Has this just before being sent back to her world, realizing that she just stated she wanted to do lewd things to her Servants while in Bunyan's Reality Marble. Edison just wants her gone by then.
- The Dog Bites Back: Her Servants Jack and Nursery Rhyme abandon her after her loss because of her cruelty.
- Eldritch Abomination: After her defeat, she appears like this◊. Edison and Geronimo actually question if she was really human, or rather if she still is one.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't understand why the protagonist or anyone else would care about weak Servants.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's revealed during "All the Statesmen" that she deeply misses her version of Dr. Roman. However, Mash tries really hard not to think about the implications of the fact that her version of Mash isn't with her.
- Evil Twin: To the protagonist. Even if you're playing as a male, they comment on the resemblance.
- Heel: She takes this role in real-life kigurumi appearances. She entertains the audience by being a troublemaker and Attention Whore, and she's outright hostile towards other mascots as well as staff members.
- Hero of Another Story: She outright states that she's fought for and saved Humanity in her world too.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Disgusted when Bunyan, whom she hoped would adopt traits of a creator god thanks to their association with the creation of many North American landmarks, was only a simple phantom spirit and a 1* servant, she abandoned her in the woods to die. This act led to the other Master meeting and befriending Bunyan, and thus discovering and stopping her scheme.
- I Have No Son!: She created Bunyan but promptly abandoned her when she turned out to be a 1* Servant. She's perplexed that the protagonist would show any trust to or care for someone as weak as Bunyan.
- Kick Chick: Due to the designs of the mascot kigurumis, she has difficulty punching someone with her short arms, so she only relies on kicks. There are many convention pictures of her stepping on people.
- Lies to Children: Implies her Breaking the Fourth Wall terminology is merely something you would understand and that she's doing something... else.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls a truly glorious one in the event's finale, realizing that she just stated she wanted to do lewd things to her Servants within Bunyan's Reality Marble.
- No Name Given: She introduces herself but it is The Unpronounceable with Berserker-ese text.
- Reality Bleed: During her event, a lot of characterization and jokes from the Learning with Manga! FGO slip into the regular Chaldea. The protagonist and Mash are also affected, the former in particular becoming Denser and Wackier, adopting a lot of the Nameless Master's Breaking the Fourth Wall jokes and becoming greedier and more-lustful about the situations they fall into. Mash, still her usual self, suddenly adopts a Meta Girl perspective and keeps up with the protagonist's fourth wall-breaking shenanigans with (slightly more serious) commentary about the game.
- Series Mascot: This version of the female protagonist is commonly used as Grand Order's mascot primarily for her breakout troublemaker personality from the gag manga, and even has made appearances live in a mascot costume to act out skits at conventions, particularly as the Heel. Like the protagonist, she's referred to as "senpai" by Mash and MCs.
- Super-Deformed: As per Riyo's style.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Using a Holy Grail to power Bunyan up really did not go as planned, as it allowed Bunyan to create an alternate dimension from her mind populated by living beings (a step up from even normal Reality Marbles) and runs the ultimate risk of creating a Reality Bleed across the multiverse that will inevitably self-destruct if not stopped. And all because she really wanted a 5* Servant... should've just waited for the GSSR.
- Watsonian vs. Doylist: How acceptable is Riyo's Gudako's behavior? Depends on how you look at it in-story or out. Someone playing a mobile game, selling off one stars, obsessing over waifus and complaining about stats and throwing game pieces away? Not a problem. In-story, doing this to Servants who are people? You Monster!!
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Despite having some good welfare Servants and even a trio of 5 Star Saberfaces, Gudako's obssession with waifus over actually leveling them up, like an actual player would, means they're relatively easy prey for all but the most entry-level of Masters.
- Villain Has a Point: Fate Grand Order is a grindy, money-grubbing gacha game with stingy drop rates in terms of both upgrade items and high-powered characters, is deliberately designed to create a social system of haves and have-nots between the paying and free players, where the former are more likely to be picked for supports, and won't even implement an NP Skip button. That said, she also has a shallow and limited understanding of the game, dismissing every servant of 3* rarity or lower as worthless when most of them (including Bunyan!) can prove very powerful or occupy useful niches after being properly upgraded and leveled, and says she wants the game to have more "beautiful female saberfaces," so she doesn't have too much of a point.
The goddess of Columbia who took control of the Servant Altera. She appears in "All the Statesmen!".
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the United States of America and the country's desire for freedom. She's compared to Uncle Sam in this regard.
- Anti-Villain: For all her determination in killing Bunyan, she admits that she never wished to make her suffer. She even admits after her defeat that she only watched Bunyan from afar, and never did anything else, when all Bunyan wanted was a friend.
- Grand Theft Me: She takes control of Altera for the sake of ending Bunyan.
- Knight of Cerebus: She reveals the true reason for why the "All The Statesmen!" Singularity exists.
- Running Gagged: Altera appears in nearly every section of "All The Statesmen" claiming to be various American figures as a Running Gag. Columbia seems to be the same... except A) it's the actual Columbia in Altera's body, and B) her appearance is played entirely seriously to the point of her segment being a Wham Episode for the event. The next time Altera appears, it's as her original White Titan self.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to kill Bunyan because the Singularity created by her will bleed into the real world and destroy itself. This puts her at odds with the Protagonist, who wants to save her instead.
- Animated Armor: Because the real Gugalanna is still a tiny animal, its animated by Ishtar and the thunderclouds it generates.
- Brutish Bulls: A massive divine bull whose destructive power makes it an existence powerful enough to fight Tiamat for a time.
- Gold and White Are Divine: The majority of its body is golden, but there is a smattering of white here and there, especially on its face.
- Rule of Three: A third version of Gugalanna called Gugalanna Mark III appears during Ishtar's second Interlude.
- Shock and Awe: Its creation spawns a massive lightning storm, and it discharges lightning for attacks. In fact due to Gugalanna being just an ornate skeleton of a bull, when it moves it forms storm clouds around it in the visage of an actual bull.
- The Plan: Gugalanna Mark II is the result of Rider Ishtar's plan to recreate Gugalanna after being mocked for losing it in Babylon. Of course, the event would never have happened if strange fake Ishtar hadn't stolen it from her Grand Order counterpart.
- Walking Spoiler: Gugalanna Mark II's existence reveals the truth behind Ishtar's plan for the entirety of the second Summer event.
Illustrated by: Konoe Ototsugu
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
Darnic is the main villain of the "Inheritance of Glory" event. Because of his Fusion Dance with Vlad III in Apocrypha, upon death his soul was brought into the Grail alongside Vlad's but unable to be converted into energy because he was not a Servant. Several years after the events of Apocrypha the remnant of Darnic begins trying to usurp control of the Greater Grail from its new administrator, Sieg.
- Determinator: He continues to exist despite his sense of self slowly fading away in order to finally obtain the Grail.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His first appearance in Grand Order was on the Golden Millenium Tree Craft Essence.
- Face Death with Dignity: He accepts his demise by Vlad's spear after he tells him that his dreams were admirable but ultimately something to let go of, with him deciding to let go of his dream and finally rest.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: Part of Darnic's plot involves creating mindless but full-powered copies of the Servants that fought in the Great Holy Grail War and having them fight in conflicts where they simply come back after dying. According to Sieg there have already been over 10,000 repetitions by the time the event starts.
- Karmic Death: Is killed by Vlad, his own Servant who he forced to become a vampire and fuse with him.
- Load-Bearing Boss: If what's left of Darnic were to disappear then the recreation of the Great Holy Grail War inside the Greater Grail will vanish, and so all of the Servants in it would disappear too.
- Loophole Abuse: The entire reason for his current existence. Because of his Fusion Dance with Vlad III, he ended up being drawn into the Greater Grail with his death at the hands of Amakusa...but because he was still human, and not a Servant, the Grail didn't break him down into energy, eventually allowing what was left of his spirit to try and take over the Greater Grail much like how the Holy Grail identified Angra Mainyu as a "human" rather than a Servant and attempted to grant his wish, becoming corrupted in the process.
- Older Than He Looks: He was already over a century old during the events of Apocrypha which was set in 2004, and that's not even accounting for the unknown amount of time between then and his appearance here.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: He's not exactly the real Darnic at this point, but rather the remnants of his wish to obtain the Grail.
A golden dragon that masterminded the 2018 Halloween event. It brainwashed Elizabeth into thinking she was the Demon King Shura.
- Antagonist Title: Demon Ruler and the Golden Kamuy, with Elizabeth being said Demon Ruler.
The main antagonist of 2018's Christmas event, a dark version of Quetzalcoatl (Samba Santa) that split off of her, and took her Blood Knight tendencies, and ran of with a holy grail in hand to start a wrestling competition in Mexico.
- Blood Knight: A given due to being made of the darker aspects of Quetzalcoatl.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The first fight agianst her ends with her victory.
- Genre Savvy: He knows that Chaldea has several Servants who could instantly curb-stomp him so he put up a successful barrier to keep them away from the inn. Not that it helps him when the jig is up and Chaldea still kicks his ass.
- Master of Illusion: He's capable of disguising itself as pretty much anything, which is how he's managed to run circles around Beni-enma for so long.
- Jerkass: Nue's pranks and tricks have been ruining Beni-enma's inn for no reason.
- Walking Spoiler: The story's climax reveals that he was masquerading as four separate characters, serving as his extensions to slowly tighten his grip on the inn.
- Yokai: He is the legendary Nue, having used his shapeshifting to con Beni-enma for years on end.
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto
Mnemosyne is the main villain of "Lady Reines' Case Files". One of Chaldea's secondary computer systems that had gone unused for several years, its activation kickstarts the event after it learns of everything that had happened since its construction.
- One-Letter Name: Waver's "death" warning was the letter M.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: All it ultimately wanted was to help the protagonist in their quest against the Lostbelts. Unfortunately its methods went into overkill to help them process their memories and possible trauma.
Makuzu is the main villain of Gudaguda Final Honnouji. He is a Buddhist priest and the Master of Maxwell. He uses his Servant's Noble Phantasm to create black giants in order to turn Japan into the Pure Land.
- Blob Monster: What he creates from Perpetual Motion Machine.
- Punny Name: Makuzu is a pun on Max(well), which comes into plays as Maxwell first introduces himself as Makuzu's/Max's Caster before revealing himself much later.
- Would Hurt a Child: Hurt a child? He's using kids to be basically sparks to ignite his Perpetual Motion Machine black giant maker.
- Bait-and-Switch: Miyamoto Musashi is not the last Swimsuit Swordsmaster faced. That would be her evil doppelganger, Tenma Musashi.
- Brainwashing: Summer Jeanne uses a technique called the "Big Sister Beam" that causes those struck by it to start thinking of her as their big sister. In addition to making the protagonist offload all of their buffs onto her, she uses it on Jeanne Alter and Santa Lily to make them think she's their big sister too.
- Denser and Wackier: To Shimosa Province's Swordmasters, of whom they are a parody. These are played more for comedy than drama, and their madness is silly rather than terrifying.
- Fisher Kingdom: Downplayed, but still there. Each Swimsuit Swordsmaster commands a casino that is based off of them. For example, Me-Ji-E-Do commands a Egyptian casino complete with sphinxes as security guards and has workers based on Medjed. Suiten-gū Leviathan, a water show casino based off of Seraphix, is commanded by Mysterious Alter Ego Λ.
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called "Swordsmasters," only one of them uses an actual sword.
- Threatening Shark: This Summer Jeanne, in addition to her dolphins and whales, controls an enormous and dangerous great white shark.
- The Worf Barrage: Once the protagonists, using the logic that a mother outranks a big sister, recruit Summer Raikou to their side, Summer Jeanne is easily dealt with, as Raikou first counters her Big Sister Beam with a Mother Laser, then throws her shark so far away it becomes A Twinkle in the Sky.
- Enemy Without: Is this to both the original Miyamoto Musashi and her Berserker forms.
- Literal Split Personality: This Musashi is what split off after her original Saber self messed with a Holy Grail, which is her her duel-craving Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy personality who refuses to lose to a non-swordsman, with none of the positives.
- Walking Spoiler: Her existence is revealed to be the last of the Seven Swimsuit Swordsmasters, and is what caused the Las Vegas Singularity in the first place.
- Greed: She is Ishtar, after all. She announces she's come to Earth to plunder our treasure, uses beam attacks that turn people into gemstones, and wants the rare treasure called "Mas Tar."
- Mind Screw: Turns out that this is another version of Ishtar. What is their connection? Nobody knows.
- Recycled In Space: It's Ishtar with a giant UFO.
- Unreliable Narrator: Mysterious Heroine XX implies that she might actually be the Ishtar of the Servant Universe, the Red Devil she once defeated during her adventures and forced to become a better person. It's certainly a possibility, but it could just as easily be her mistaking her own universe's Ishtar for Space Ishtar, just as the protagonists do.