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    Paul Bunyan
    Paul Bunyan

    A lumberjack that appears on the tall tales from the American Frontier(1), portrayed as a great man that could touch the clouds.
    Several legends of excessively large scale that capitalize on such giganticness exist, and many of the characteristic geographical features of North America are are said to have been created as side-effects of Bunyan’s actions.
    The reason why he was summoned in the shape of a young girl is unknown.

    Just like in legends, she brings along a giant blue ox as her partner, but its shape is that of spherical monster that does not look like an ox at all.
    Maybe this is one of the rumored fearsome critters from the American Frontier, or maybe a UMA(2) of modern times.

    Bunyan loved the people and, believing that surely the development of civilization would bring people’s happiness, she pursues the reclamation of savage lands.
    For the sake of everybody leading a wealthy life, she does not hesitate to destroy the magnificent Mother Nature.
    The young Bunyan still does not understand how this would fare for humanity in the future.

    As a matter of fact, the legend of Paul Bunyan was mostly unknown during the American Frontier.

    Most of the erratic giant’s legend that is commonly known today was fabricated in the early 20th Century. Bunyan is nothing but a shallow forgery that is a folkloric hero in name only. This is thought to be the reason why she does not display the strength she had in legends as a Servant.

    Paul Bunyan is a fake legend, but such pleasant tales continued to be told until today and, even after 100 years have passed, they are still widely known.

    Regardless of how things started, regardless of whatever it is a nonsense that anyone would laugh off, the legend was loved by the people and continued to be told.
    Hopefully, such feelings have also been transmitted to her.

    Height/Weight: Indefinite
    Source: Folklore
    Region: America, Canada
    Alignment: True Neutral
    Gender: Female
    Although eye measurements can establish that she normally has over 3 meters, accurate values cannot be defined due changing every time she is measured.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Marvelous Exploits - Astonishing Enterprise

    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Army
    It makes an Conceptual Noble Phantasm out of the United States of America itself, turning its founding history into energy to strike the enemy and mowing down everything that exists there... or so she says, but in fact looks like nothing other than a giant foot trampling down the enemy.

    Among all Noble Phantasms, it possess an astonishing speed.


    (1)the Japanese original actually says “American reclamation period"

    (2)short for Unidentified Mysterious Animal


    Nero Claudius (Swimsuit)
    Nero Claudius (Caster)

    When you say summer, it has to be a resort.
    When you say resort, it has to be a high-class hotel.
    When you say high-class hotel, it has to be a special-installation arena!
    Now, the golden theater was changed to everlasting summer specifications, and the Emperor Nero goes Prism In on the summer se---a! As such!
    Taking the sunlight on board the flowing water current!
    This time for sure, my opera will resound on Chaldea!


    Actually, rumor goes that her affinity here is better than in the Saber Class.

    A self-alleged almighty genius.
    While she would act as a cross-dressing beauty (or so she thinks) in the Saber Class, this time she is openly enjoying the summer sea without hiding the fact that she is a beautiful woman.
    The 5th Roman Emperor who possessed a majestic sense of values that combined narcissism and philanthropy in the form of “I love myself, but also love the people around me”.

    Making the utmost best out of the magecraft she learned from Simon Magus, the Emperor Nero perfected a Mystic Code - or rather, a Theatrical Code(1) for her own use.
    The pipe-organs that float beside her body convert her beautiful voice into attack power and lavishly random-fire lasers, fireworks, fire-bullets, etc.

    By the way, why a singing voice produces damage?
    Nero herself does not notice that cruel truth.

    In her innermost thoughts, Nero held complaints for not being invited to the southern island previously.
    She had all the intentions of, this time for sure, jumping on the summer event with a brand new swimsuit. At this time, the Ishtar Cup was held and she triumphantly decided to participate.
    However, a teammate was necessary. Therefore, she called out the Artoria Alter that was walking around nearby and a miraculous team was formed.

    Her beloved machine is Red Venus.
    As for why it was named Venus, please refer to “Fate/EXTELLA”.

    Her racing policy is extremely aggressive.
    She approves of forcibly pressing on those who stand in her way and, after their machines have clashed multiple times, overtaking with speed.

    Because Nero thinks of all teams as “friendly rivals”, she desires to surpass the opponents while being delighted with their merits.
    Alter is simply trying to stand at the top without paying attention to such things. Since their conclusions are identical, they don’t fight - truly a miraculous team.

    Height/Weight: 150cm・42kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Rome
    Alignment: Chaotic Summer
    Gender: Female
    Surprisingly enough, even in the Caster Class her parameters do not change at all from when she is in the Saber Class (Noble Phantasm aside).

    Rampage Privilege: EX
    A variation skill of Imperial Privilege.
    Derived from the anecdote of running wildly on a chariot at Olympia once. Also called “you never forget your own trade”. A skill to which first place was promised no matter what happens.

    A Dream to the Summer: A
    Nero’s version of Beach Flower.
    While displaying herself as beautiful, that beauty exists for the sake of all those who smile on the beach. However--- (that skill has been lost).

    Seven Crowns: C
    Such aroma makes the sword hot and the armor sharper.
    Her way of being becomes vague and handicaps derived from Class lose their meaning.

    Undying Magus: A
    A magecraft learned from her temporary magus mentor, Simon Magus. Simon offered himself to receive death by decapitation, and was resurrected(2).

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Lauda Lentum Domus Illustrius - Prestigiously Singing Golden Theater

    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Army
    Maximum Targets: 500 people
    Just when you think that wind instruments were added to the golden theater, it turns out that those pipes were all gunports.
    What sort of power of imagination produced this? Was the designer sane at all? Still, pipe-organs are sort of gunport-like. An opera stronghold born from such complicated circumstances.

    Having obtained the Saint Graph of “one who sings”, Nero display her talents to maximum effect.
    It ended up becoming a great outdoors stage that carries that singing voice not only inside the golden theater, but also towards its exterior.

    (1)best translation I could come up with...

    (2)seriously?! First time I’m hearing about this!


    Artoria Alter (Swimsuit)
    Artoria Alter (Rider)

    Even an Alter wears a swimsuit. After all, it is summer.
    However, due some kind of conviction, she has put away the king’s crown and equipped instead a lovely white crown--- a white brim(1).

    Indeed. A maid.

    Alter - the different aspect of the King of Britain, Artoria Pendragon - who has awakened to an even further different conviction.
    Entering the summer season, Artoria cheered up by reexamining herself not as a single tyrant, but merely as a waitress. I understand what you’re saying, but I simply cannot figure out why things became like this.
    Surely, in order to make the summer that Master’s experiences even better, the path of a maid was selected.(2)
    Since the concerned person is attempting to conceal her identity as Artoria, she is masquerading her equipment as various things.

    Excalibur became a mop.
    Sequence(3) became a pistol.
    Her combat style converted to that of a modern soldier.
    Mowing down the opponent with a mop, stopping their movements with a pistol and blowing them up with a grenade.
    Such is a maid.

    Miss Alter succumbed to the temptation of the summer’s charm (though she neither speaks nor is aware of this herself) and ended up changing into a swimsuit.
    I am absolutely not what you would commonly refer as Swimsuit Servant.
    The reason being, because this is a maid
    (4) before being a swimsuit”.
    I see, a fair argument that leave one lost for words.
    However, her personality (which was already overly serious from the start) became even more stern by turning into a maid. She changed into a merciless head house-maid that never turns a blind eye to a self-indulgent Master.

    Participated on the Ishtar Cup together with Nero.
    The team name “Tyrant Shooting Star” was her idea.
    An appropriate naming for a miraculous team in which a famously selfish emperor and a tyrant maid joined forces.

    Her incentive for this race is to show herself as the strongest. Naturally, she desires a (material) reward, but that aside, she is thinking about being useful to the Master.

    Nero thinks that “all teams are rivals”, but there is no team that makes Alter feel that “I definitely cannot lose against these guys”.
    Nero and Alter. A pair that do not sync up their pace, but still joined forces to participate in the Ishtar Cup - Nero for the sake of achievement and amusement, while Alter seeks the reward and to vent out her violent impulses (stress).

    She has no intention at all of probing into the truth hidden behind this race.
    Thanks to being convinced that she is the most cheered by the protagonist, seems that her heart is constantly on a good mood.
    Though her semblance does not appear like that at all.

    Her racing policy is to “not go easy on anyone”.
    Nero steps on the accelerator without thinking of the consequences, while Alter uses the nitro despite taking the consequences into consideration.
    Nero holds “beauty and speed” as supreme, while Alter sees “conciseness and speed” as paramount. In conflict regarding one half, yet on the very same mood regarding the other half - that being the case, these two actually get along well to a great extent.
    ...as expected, isn’t this a miraculous team?

    Height/Weight: 154cm・42kg
    Source: Arthurian Legends
    Region: England
    Alignment: Lawful Evil
    Gender: Female
    It seems that reason why her alignment is Evil isn’t due to her not having a good opinion about herself for becoming a maid, but rather because she is taking her own awkwardness - that cannot conduct herself as an ideal waitress in any way other than by brute force - into consideration.

    Independent Action: EX
    The ability to take action even in the absence of a Master.
    Though there is a Master she ought to serve, that is a different matter.
    She acquired the threat of Independent Action skill from the conviction that a maid’s service mentality ought to be free... spontaneous, and not coerced by anyone else. Due to obtaining this skill, her usual parameters have declined somewhat.

    Summer Sweeper!: A
    Prana Burst changed for a maid’s use. An expert of water-washing that rinses off anything.
    While increasing her own serviceability (attack power), she strictly coaches(5) the entire party, increasing their morale.

    Coaching: A
    The seaside’s Artoria Alter is also a cold-blooded governess (female home tutor). By means of a strict education and guidance, she redresses a mistaken battle style. Since she is quite the spartan, those who are coached by her receive heavy damage.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Sequence Morgan - Sword of Inflexibly Burning Victory
    Rank:
    A
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A Combination Noble Phantasm between Excalibur and Sequence, the short sword possessed by King Arthur that “can only be carried into mortal combats”.

    Sequence takes the shape of small automatic pistol, but it becomes a large sniper rifle by being combined with Excalibur, repelling the filthy foreign enemies before they can enter the “master’s territory”.
    It is an anti-materiel rifle, no matter how you look at it, but you shouldn’t point that out unless you want your pretty face to be blown off.

    (1)a less-known name for that frilly headdress that maids often wear.

    (2)the wording in these last two phrases are a bit weird, but I believe this was meant to be a skit between her and some third party.

    (3)aka Secace, Seure. According to some sources, this is actually a sword belonging to Lancelot instead.

    (4)as in maid uniform

    (5)as in a sports coach. Can also be translated as directing, or supervising.


    Frankenstein (Swimsuit)
    Frankenstein (Saber)

    The summer season arrived!
    Hot! Languid! Listless!
    Seeking some refreshingness, the cyborg Fran-chan (who weak in the summer) changes into a swimsuit and challenges a race.
    Her partners are a shady a 50-years-old man and the trans-morphing giant robot Babbage.
    This is like a super epic movie of summer season!

    A Saber Fran who ended up becoming someone who finds most things bothersome due to the summer heat.
    However, she is prone to rampages at opportune times - hahaha, this is so hopeless either way, hahaha.

    Her image is that of “a large breed dog who turned languid due to the summer heat”.

    And the 50-years-old man pushes on her rampage.
    We can only rely on Professor Babbage!
    This team that assembled steam・lightning・wiles has no openings! I think!

    Also, due tampering with her Saint Graph, she ended up becoming a Saber for some reason.

    At summer, even the usually reliable Fran-chan shows a listless state before the Master.

    Lazily idling about while occupying the Master’s bed and basking herself on air-conditioning.
    It’s on the level that makes you want to click on “like!” when someone post a picture on the SNS(1) while saying “My pet won’t move out from the bed. What should I do?

    Since she fundamentally does not have a speck of malice, the Servants who want to occupy said bed out of malice can only watch over her in frustration.

    Height/Weight: 172cm・48kg
    Source: Literary work
    Region: All of Europe
    Alignment: Neutral Summer
    Gender: Female
    50-years-old: “My Fran is the cutest in the world”.

    Riding: EX
    Wow, Fran-chan can board on Babbage・Locomotive Form.
    That state is just like a modern-day puppy.
    A modern-day Fran.

    Magic Resistance: E
    Due being listless, she cannot resist much.

    Mad Enhancement: E
    It is too much of a bother to speak.

    Summer Galvanism: B+
    The Galvanism of summer is somewhat different.
    To be specific, she receives a back up from Babbage and also circulate power to the steam engine.
    Demerit: hot, languid.

    Grief Towards the Empty Sultriness: A

    If it is even a little hot, Fran-chan instantly ends up becoming sulky - finding most things dull and bothersome.
    That state is just like a large breed dog that gave in to the summer heat.
    How cute.

    Moderate-Load: C
    An overload is too bothersome, so she does a moderate-load instead.
    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Skewered Plasma Blade - Lightning Blade of Impalement
    Rank:
    D~B
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 1~3
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    Rapid-charging of energy by vigorously spinning the Bridal Blade.
    After that, she jumps and stabs with it. Such a vast electric energy that she might even inadvertently drag the other party members into it.


    (1) Social Networking Service, aka social media


    Nitocris (Swimsuit)
    Nitocris (Assassin)

    A mysterious existence appeared on Chaldea.
    That solemnity, that dignity, that brazen figure - who does it belong to after all!?
    It seems to resemble a certain existence from Ancient Egyptian Mythology, but...?

    Nitocris felt ashamed of herself.
    Deeply embarrassed for having been rude to Pharaoh Ozymandias, she covered herself with a gown resembling Medjed while saying “I cannot face him anymore!”.
    (First Ascension)

    However, she conceals within her chest a modest pride as a Pharaoh.
    This is merely her feeling ashamed towards the other Pharaoh.

    For some reason, her Saint Graph changed upon changing attires.
    Even her Noble Phantasm ended up changing by becoming an Assassin Class Servant... but inside she still is the same old Nitocris.
    As usual, she is quick to jump into the wrong conclusion, short of temper and careless.
    A usual run that makes you relieved.

    Her attitude towards the Master also did not changed.
    To the bitter end, for her the Master is an “allied partner”.

    Incidentally, it seems that she was idly thinking about how, once the Ishtar Cup was safely over, “I may as well try to employ this imperial garments of mystery to manufacture a summer dress or something”... but by the time she realized, it turned just like she had thought.
    (Third Ascension)

    This curious phenomenon would be passed on among the Chaldea staff as the “blessings of Medjed”, or maybe not...

    Height/Weight: 162cm・51kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Egypt
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Female
    Just... what-cris is this...?

    White Imperial Garments: A
    The white garments that Nitocris wears.
    It has been said that this imperial garments are evidence of the favor and divine protection from the god Medjed.
    Since this comes from a personal statement, it is unknown if that is really the case.

    Beach Panic: EX
    What is that...?
    What...?
    This may be the divine protection of the god Medjed or whatever, but the Nitocris who wears the white imperial garments gathers public attention to a bizarre degree just by standing around.

    Kingship of Hot Sands: A
    A variation skill of Imperial Privilege.
    By means of this skill, Nitocris has acquired hand-to-hand combat abilities that she originally should never have.
    Maybe something occurred to her upon seeing Cleopatra’s Pharaoh combat style.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Sneferu Iteru Nil - Rinse the Impurities, Blue and Beautiful Nile
    Rank:
    B
    Type: Anti-Army
    Punishment for the blasphemy of trifling with the royal, divine throne of the Pharaoh.
    Death for the treachery of snatching away the lives of my beloved brothers.
    Having been made into a new Pharaoh - as the puppet of the influential figures that made light of the gods - Nitocris would never be able to forgive them.
    It has been said that Nitocris accomplished her revenge by throwing a banquet to gather them in the gigantic cellar that she had secretly built and then drew large amounts of water from the Nile, filling the cellar until they had all drown to death---

    This tale of revenge - which was recorded in the work of the Greek historian Herodotus, the “Histories” - became the Noble Phantasm of Nitocris when she acquired the Assassin Class.
    In other words, a reproduction of revenge that encloses the target’s surroundings in stone walls, pours in water from the Nile and leads them to death. The exercise of a high-thaumaturgy that is falsely similar to a Reality Marble.


    Nobunaga (Swimsuit)
    Oda Nobunaga (Berserker)

    The beach’s Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven, arrives with a bang!
    That Nobu returns with a fantastic look that has abundantly incorporated the trends of Owari in this summer.
    Eh? Aren’t you ashamed of this fucking lame T-shirt?
    Hah..., my current self is different what I had been until now! After all, this summer self of mine still has about 2 Ascensions left. Indeed, the much desired clothes-changing Ascension!
    Don’t lose your bearings from my ascended self’s alluring figure!
    Uhahahaha---!

    ...or rather, I think that this T-shirt is really cool, how about it? How about it?!


    Cladding herself with the passion that boils up from her depths as if burning brightly, “NOBUNAGA - THE ROCKSTAR” makes a striking debut on summer 2017.
    Her fighting style is rock ’n’ roll and the Warring States’ rascal-style, which is a vivid reminder of her period as the "Big Fool of Owari”.

    Eh? The arquebuses? I left those behind. After all, it seemed like they wouldn’t be able to catch up in this humid beach battle!

    Height/Weight: 152cm・43kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: Chaotic Summer
    Gender: Female
    The change from the normal Nobu to the rare alignment called Summer is probably just a matter of mood. As for why she has changed from Lawful to Chaotic, this is believed to be an effect of the Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven-condition.

    Uhahaha! I surely am the beach’s Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven, Oda Nobunaga! Really, I am amazing even when stripping!

    Fool’s Killing Method: A
    Engaging in combat with foolish ideas that are beyond imagination.
    Acting irresponsibly by doing ding-dong dash at a temple, setting up a firecracker on a teakettle or making Nobukatsu cry.
    Her close-combat abilities receive a backup (in a bad way) thanks to the fact that she is essentially ingenious about things such as these.

    Atsumori Beat: B
    The sure-kill hyperspace dancing Atsumori fighting-style that makes the beats of Atsumori roar in the battlefield. I really wished that she would be clear on whether this is a dance or singing, but according to Nobu, this is what rock is all about.

    Incidentally, the name of the enigmatic demon lord armament is “Heshi-Kill: Hasebe”.

    Beach’s Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven: A-
    A monster that had her own way of being distorted by means of her image about summer. Both the abilities and appearance ended up being transformed.
    Another skill from the original “Demon Lord” skill.
    Things became like this when the demon lord changed into a swimsuit at the beach.
    Is it just my imagination or does it really look like her breasts became somewhat bigger as a side effect?

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    NOBUNAGA・THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL - The Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven, Papiyas ~ Summer
    (1)~
    Rank:
    E~EX
    Type: Anti-Divinity
    The true Noble Phantasm of the Demon Lord Nobunaga that destroys gods and buddhas... its minor change version.
    A limited release-condition of the Reality Marble which metamorphoses her into an existence that wields great power against those that possess divinity and mystery. An enigmatic giant skeleton (provisory name) manifests at the back of the released-condition Nobu, and wields demon lord-like power.

    Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven, Papiyas - Oda Nobunaga.

    Originally, the Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven-condition was a dangerous mode that could burn to nothing not only gods and buddhas, but even herself as well. Thus, she is sustaining the Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven-condition on a limited fashion by sealing it on the Berserker Class.
    Though she keeps bluffing with her foolish behavior, since this form is a very dangerous condition for Nobunaga, she periodically performs a cool down by releasing (shouting) magical energy (rock).

    --- well, it cannot be helped!

    (1) could not find a proper translation for the original Japanese term. Interesting enough, you can get the term 盛夏 (seika) by inverting the kanji, which means “midsummer”


    Helena Blavatsky (Swimsuit)
    Helena Blavatsky (Archer)

    Abruptly Mahatma Change both the costume and Class.
    Materializing the new Noble Phantasm that borrowed the power of Sanat Kumara - Kumara Wheel - to use it on the race, Helena Blavatsky challenges the summer event.

    Holding a cool water gun named NYARF on her hands, she scatters all the present rivals!
    By the way, I am NYARF’s manufacturer!
    I made the improvements, you humdrum!”(1)

    Her foremost concern in participating of this race is “having fun!”
    Of course, she wouldn’t mind winning...
    Her policy is to eagerly go for the win in situations where she might come out victorious. Still, as excepted, Helena is cannot actually get very enthusiastic about it.

    At this occasion, Helena may be exposing her sisterly nature, motherly nature (or maybe grandma-like nature) a little more forcefully than usual.

    Edison and Tesla decided that, after having to endure much, she now needed to “release some stress”.
    Thus, they participate on the race and let her do as she pleases.
    Helena decided to accept their consideration.
    In other words--- “I must release some stress, and enjoy this summer vacation with all my heart!

    She is very conscious about “reverting to a childlike innocence and enjoying myself in this summer”... however, as a result, it seems like outdated moves have increased more than usual...?

    Height/Weight: 145cm・38kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Europe
    Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Gender: Female
    Sometimes, I cannot discern by myself whether I am an Archer or a Rider”, such is Helena’s bashful testimony.

    Summer Vacation!: A+
    A skill that Helena acquired by deciding on her heart that “I shall play as well in this summer”.
    A variation of the Mahatma skill that her original (Caster) self possesses.
    It becomes Helena’s core as she performs as an Archer.

    NYARF!: B
    She can freely handle the super water gun called NYARF, which appears to have been made by Edison. It seems that Helena’s Saint Graph was determined as an Archer by the existence of this skill.
    Although she herself says that “my actual intention was the Rider Class...”

    Colonel’s Summer Holiday: B
    The Olcott dolls devote themselves to Helena even during the summer holidays.
    Or rather, they are putting their utmost efforts into entertaining her - who became more energetic than usual - in anyway possible. For them, the joy of summer holidays hangs on only one point: Helena’s satisfaction.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Sanat Kumara Wheel - Venusian Divinity・Silvery Ring
    Rank:
    B+
    Type: Anti-Army
    A Neo-Noble Phantasm that Helena brought out upon changing her Class.
    Ring of silver. Made from the same materials as the flying object that appears when she releases the True Name of her Noble Phantasm as a Caster, it is said to be endowed with a composition that is different from any substance found on Earth.
    When she releases the True Name, countless flying objects appear and beams of light rain incessantly on the surroundings like a storm. Violent explosions arise, but those will never directly hit Helena.

    (1) it goes without saying, but that last chat is supposed to be between Edison and Tesla


    Minamoto Yorimitsu (Swimsuit)
    Minamoto Raikou (Lancer)

    Raikou heard about the considerable disturbance of public morals that took place on the southern island previously.
    Such situation must not happen in this year’s event” - a compulsory Class Change resulted from her dedicating such prayer to the Gozo Tenno. Although not to the extent of her proper Class (Saber), Lancer Minamoto Raikou accomplished a metamorphosis in which her motherly power was inhibited and the disposition of protecting the capital was strengthened.

    Raikou-san turns unbelievably serious when it comes to her main job as a Saber. A super-Public Morals Chairwoman.
    As a Lancer, yeah, she would be like a Public Morals Chairwoman of the shadows. Well, in other words---

    In other words, a sukeban.
    With her motherly power inhibited, Raikou cuts off the summer as a dignified warrior that protects the capital!

    In order to crack down on the public morals, Raikou turned into a Public Morals Chairwoman of the shadows.
    Her catch-phrase is “Ban, ban, definitely banned!
    She has no interest in the outcome of the race that Ishtar is holding and is purely thinking about monitoring the participants that are more likely to take the chance provided by the summer event to cut loose too much.

    Upon accomplishing her third Ascension, she will end up throwing off her sailor uniform due getting into high-spirits and, as a result, bring about a situation where she is the one disturbing public morals the most... but the concerned person has no self-awareness at all. Wait, does she...?

    She consistently looks after the Master with Chairwoman moves such as “You understand right? Just because it is summer, you must not become too immersed in liberal feelings.
    But, Chairwoman, I-I can see it...
    Well... that slit on your skirt is so bold...
    More than anything, there is a terrific swimsuit underneath that sailor uniform...

    ? Did something happen, Master?

    As expected, she is unaware!?

    Height/Weight: 175cm・??kg
    Source: Historical fact, "fairy-tale books”, "The True Form of Ushi Gozen" and etc.
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Female
    Wow, it seems I am not endowed with a Mental Pollution skill this time around” (unsubstantiated assertion).

    Mad Enhancement: C
    A skill that strengthens physical abilities in exchange of reason.
    Although her mentality is still somewhat broken even after becoming a Lancer, there is still a great difference when compared to when she is a Berserker.
    She has a sense of morals.
    By means of a moral sense, the Lancer Minamoto Raikou monitors disturbances in the public morals of the summer holidays.
    Still, from the way she remains relatively indifferent about her own appearance, as expected, it is impossible to erase the hints of a broken mind...

    Public Morals Chairwoman of the Shadows: A
    A variation of the Eternal Arms Mastership skill.
    No matter in what kind of situation - such as losing her sailor uniform - she will not overlook disturbances of public morals.

    Wheelbarrow of Tempered Steel: C
    When you say sailor uniform, then it should be this”(1) - such misconception from Kintoki ended up infecting Raikou.
    That Raikou (who embodies all martial arts) perfectly handles a steel yo-yo and drives away any and all summer temptations that attempts to disturb Chaldea’s public morals.

    Summer Catastrophe: EX
    It is already amazing without her stripping--- but things become even more amazing once she strips.
    A skill falsely similar to Summer Crisis(2), which denotes how much of people’s stares one ends up gathering on the beach.
    Unlike Beach Flower, it even concentrates gazes that deviate from the domain of yearning.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Shìtí Huányīn・Vajra

    Rank: A+
    Type: Anti-Unit/Anti-Army
    The adamantine mallet of the oriental god Sakra devanam Indra (Indra) - also known as Gozu Tenno. In other words, a Vajra - the final weapon of the gods, created from holy bones - descends and annihilates all enemies---
    Thanks to this Noble Phantasm, at this occasion Raikou’s Class was ultimately established as a Lancer.
    Its shape is that of a tokkosho, which is said to represent the tathata - the real form of all creation according to Vajrayana teachings.

    Arjuna: “That Noble Phantasm is father’s...
    Rama: “That Noble Phantasm is...


    (1) research “Sukeban Deka”

    (2) probably meant Beach Crisis


    Ishtar (Swimsuit)
    Ishtar (Rider)

    Goddess of Venus Ishtar, her summer guise.
    She held a grand event after having been impressed by the wild enthusiasm... devotion of people towards summer festivals - truly a goddess-like goddess. Driving the Heavenly Boat Maanna that has been rearranged to a modern style, she is also a kung fu-type goddess who casually, and thrillingly, makes free use of her body.

    Hey everyone, are you all having a fun time~~!? The best~~?
    Yeah yeah, that’s good, that’s good!
    Please keep at it more and more, until your limit okay~!


    Just like this, cordially and generously, she blesses all those who gathered on the venue - truly a goddess among goddesses.

    Now, what exactly lies behind that smiling face.

    Describe as freewheeling, elegant and bold, and cruel.
    The same Goddess Ishtar, but by changing into modern clothes, her haughtiness・dreadfulness as a goddess has softened just a little.

    It is only natural for a goddess to have learned one or two forms of hand-to-hand combat... of course that is not the case.
    The reason why Ishtar can move so skillfully is because the body that became her vessel has properly learned both magecraft and martial arts.
    Her battle style at this occasion is the kung fu that said body had learned rearranged into Ishtar’s own style.
    Uruk Arts! Is there even such a thing?” - such was the comment from a certain king that was sunbathing on top of a ziggurat.

    The bow that Archer Ishtar uses is the detached prow section of the Heavenly Boat Maanna, but this time, she changed the “oar” section of the Heavenly Boat into a scooter and is employing it as a vehicle. Its outward appearance is just like that of a modern scooter, but its performance is naturally goddess-class. It flies on the sky and even undergoes warp.
    An enigmatic creature is constantly squirming about by Ishtar’s feet, but Ishtar maintains a “no comment” policy in regards to said creature.

    Although she is keeping an eye on the Master that saved Uruk as a hero with a promising future, there are also times when she tilts her head in confusion thinking “how can such a pedestrian become a hero?” She is perceiving him/her as a curious human.
    On this occasion, she employed him/her as a staff member of the Ishtar Cup out of expectations for his/her popularity (having the trust of the Servants), but...?

    Will she ever learn her lesson?

    Summer festival, Ishtar Cup.
    That was a great ceremony for the sake of resurrecting Ishtar’s familiar, the Bull of Heaven Gugalanna.
    After having her reputation completely ruined by losing Gugalanna on the day when a calamity struck the Mesopotamian world, Ishtar probably has been vigilantly waiting for a favorable chance to get revenge.

    And the result is what we see at this time.
    I will say it again. Will she ever learn her lesson?

    The Goddess Ishtar converted the precious ritual tools she secretly borrowed from the treasury of Babylon into a Holy Grail, pasted the texture of Venus over the land of Connacht with its power, and then planned to create Gugalanna once more by having powerful Heroic Spirits offer their gratitude (race) over the earth.
    Remodeling the Ishtar Temple into a giant prana resources accumulation circuit(1) was also a part of this. The Ishtar QPS (Quantum-piece Power System) is a devilish money collection installation that sucks prone not only from people, but also Heroic Spirits, making it her own. The more QP is collected, more Ishtar’s divine rank goes up. That deed is truly that of an evil deity among evil deities.

    Height/Weight: 159cm・47kg
    Source: Ancient Mesopotamian Mythology
    Region: Mesopotamia
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Female
    As usual, a fickly goddess who does not keep her feet on the ground. Seems that she has a white, high-leg swimsuit underneath that hooded jacket.

    Riding: EX
    Capable of fully managing the Heavenly Boat Maanna, Ishtar’s Riding skill is extraordinary, on a whole different level than that of humans.
    Of course, just because it is “extraordinary”, that does not mean it is “better・faster” than humans. At any rate, it is “amazing in many different ways”. An Uruk Drive that no longer cares much about things such as time and space.

    Shining Water Garments: A
    A skill that changed the Great Crown into a swimsuit.
    The Great Crown was something that would only affect Ishtar herself, but this can be spread throughout the entire party. In exchange, the output is low.

    Summer Breaker!: A
    A goddess that breaks (in many different ways) the summer.
    A downsized version of Goddess Metamorphosis.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    An Gal Tā Seven Colors - Heavenly Peak-Visiting Rainbow of Venus
    Rank:
    EX
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 0~??
    Since Maanna has turned into a modern vehicle, the True Name was also converted into a modern style.
    Her style is to enjoy summer with all her might.
    A rainbow Noble Phantasm that is said to convert her happy feelings (acquired by getting merrier while riding on the Maana Scooter and sightseeing various resorts around the globe) into magical power and scattering it across the world’s surface.
    Fair even after changing clothes, the magical power that rains incessantly over the surface turns into glittering stars and bestow damage to enemies.
    The concerned person feels very happy and fabulous, but this is a big nuisance for those on the surface.

    (1) probably irrelevant, but the original Japanese text uses the same term for ‘integrated circuit’ here


    Parvati (Sakura)
    Parvati

    The spouse of Shiva, a supreme deity from Hindu Mythology... that being said, she is a compassionate goddess unrelated to combat.
    Although she is a divine spirit, at this occasion she manifested by borrowing the body of a possessed girl whose wavelength matched hers.

    Chaste, gentle and capable of all sorts of domestic chores - truly the ideal young wife-type heroine, and yet her true identity is---?

    Parvati is the wife of Shiva, the god of destruction and creation from Hindu Mythology.
    Parvati has no Authority as a deity, and is often treated as a goddess who merely is Shiva’s wife.
    However, among Shiva’s wives there are also those who are described as “war deities”. They are Durga and Kali.
    These goddesses have a different Saint Graph than Parvati, but supposedly their divine core is the same.

    Also capable of manifesting in the Rider Class, and she will borrow the Holy Bull Nandi from Shiva in that case. Since it is originally a bull that presides over good harvests, it boasts a low attack power that is unbecoming for divine beasts.

    A goddess that received the light portion of the disposition of the girl who became her vessel.

    A gentle and tolerant personality. Without self-assertion and chaste, a talented woman who supports the Master from the sidelines.
    ... yet, despite having ideal heroine-power and high specs, due being someone far from extravagant who tends to chose a reliable・straightforward path, she appears to be vaguely stupid.

    Also, while she has a midl personality, that does not mean that she is fainthearted, and her core is very strong.
    Her heart does not break regardless of which kind of tortures she receive - in a sense, the embodiment of obstinacy and guts.
    Thanks to that, she is scary once angered for real. Parvati will never forget a received grudge until she is satisfied.

    A Pseudo-Servant composed only by good attributes of the “possessed girl”.
    However, even if she is light, that does not mean that there are no “evil attributes”. Just like there is impurity even within justice, the yandere-vibes of the “possessed girl” - turning into dangerous goods if handled poorly - remain even if just a little.
    That being said, she will only get a little angry and by no means will fall to wickedness. To not deviate from order even while bearing worries is exactly what makes a “light attribute”.

    Since Parvati is a divinity that “has no faults on herself”, the introvertedness and shyness disappeared, and her sociability increased.
    Despite getting angry and sulking at petty things, she is a beauty who properly reflects over things - be them misunderstandings or disagreements - and takes the initiative to pardon and apologize to the other person.

    Height/Weight: 156cm・46kg
    Source: Hindu Mythology
    Region: India
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Female
    If pressed to say, the kouhai of light.

    Ashes of Kama: EX
    Parvati is a gentle goddess who is weak in battle.
    That being said, it is not like even her heart is weak.
    Her heart which regards her beloved person is stronger, and deeper, than that of any other deity.
    For the sake of her beloved, she will burn her divinity even at the cost of destroying her own body, turning it into power to fight.
    Though a momentary flame, it is comparable to that of the Goddess of Destruction Kali - one of Shiva’s wives.

    Worthy of special mention is that Shiva's own feelings are irrelevant.
    Parvati has the special trait of rearing love for the sake of her beloved, even if she is ignored by him.
    Although earnest, that love is a little... no, it is mythologically heavy.

    Blessings of the Goddess: A+
    A present from a (good) goddess.
    Derived from the episode in which she cut off her own head and bestowed her blood to a follower who could no longer endure starvation.

    Divine Core of a Goddess: B
    A skill that denotes being a perfected goddess from birth. It is endowed with an effect that preserves the absoluteness from the mind and the body. Mental interferences are mostly mitigated, the body does not grow and the figure does not change no matter how much calories are absorbed.
    Since she is a Pseudo-Servant, it goes no further than B Rank. But that is inconsequential.
    The figure! Does not! Change!

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Trishula Shakti - To Look Away from Love is To Be Loveless
    Rank:
    EX
    Type: Anti-Army
    Range: 5~10
    Maximum Targets: 30 people
    A limited release of the Trishula, the trident she borrowed from Shiva.
    Parvati’s Class is determined by which weapon Shiva bestows her. Thanks to the Trishula, Parvati acquired the qualifications for the Lancer Class.
    Of course, she cannot display the true worth of this weapon like Shiva, but that is conversely helping maintain her framework as a Servant.


    Tomoe
    Tomoe Gozen

    She will probably smile gently.
    So long fury does not completely fill her heart.

    As a scion of ■■■■, she is conspicuously endowed with a savage disposition, but by containing that to the brink thanks to her feelings towards her beloved one, she has acquired individuality as a calm human woman.
    ---or so it seems.

    Her years of birth and death are unknown. An individual from the late Heian・early Kamakura periods.
    The beloved concubine of Kiso no Yoshinaka (Minamoto no Yoshinaka), the famous general who earned the title of Seii Taishogun(1) and was defeated by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
    Constantly by Yoshinaka’s side, a brave woman who frequently accomplished military achievements.
    Excelling in military prowess, she was famed as a mighty warrior.
    The daughter of Nakahara no Kaneotoo, the younger sister of Higuchi Kanemitsu and Imai Kanehira - both regarded as part of the Kiso Big Four - and a milk sibling of Yoshinaka.

    In “Kiso’s Last Moments”, the 9th chapter of “The Tale of the Heike” written by Kakuichi, she was portrayed as “of lovely long hair, of truly outstanding features. Exceptionally strong with a bow, a soldier that matched a thousand, always ready to face even a demon or a god, be it mounted or on foot”.
    In other words, fair-skinned, of long hair, a great archer with outstanding features. A beautiful, mighty warrior - that is Tomoe Gozen.

    Despite continuing to love her lord Yoshinaka, she was not able to be with him in his last moments---
    A woman warrior that keeps concealing that single regret in her chest.
    That gentle sadness was transmuted into flames of resentment by Ashiya Doman during the “Seven Contests of Master Swordsmen Heroic Spirits”, turning into an aberration of wild flames(2) that burned the Sagami Province to ashes.
    Originally, she is a willowy maiden. Shunning the conflict between people, and preferring the beauty of nature.

    Tomoe Gozen’s view on life and death is clear-cut. She unquestionably believes that a transient guest called Servant such as herself should silently disappear from the world eventually. In “Absolute Magical Beast War Front - Babylonia”, she had no hesitations in chosing a simultaneous kill with the enemy general Girtablulu.

    Height/Weight: 162cm・50kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: True Neutral
    Gender: Female
    The physical strength to pluck a human head barehanded--- is there. And the anecdote of twisting off the head of Onta no Hachirou Moroshige, an enemy warrior known for his great strength, is also real.

    Guidelines of a Meele: B
    A methodology regarding crowd-combat, in which friends and foes are all jumbled together.
    Not the ability to take command of a military force, but combat techniques to persevere as a single warrior within an army troop. Tomoe is well familiar with battles of many against many, one against all.

    Blood Vessel Excitation: A
    A type of self-suggestion that Tomoe unconsciously performed while alive.
    Upon manifesting as a Servant, it has been defined as a skill that temporarily amplifies her powers as an oni kind.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    On Arorikiya Sowaka - Mantra・Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Rank:
    B
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 1~12
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm. The grief and sadness of not being able to meet her last moments together with Yoshinaka were coupled with her inborn abilities over flames and the monstrous strength of the oni kind and sublimated into a Noble Phantasm.
    The Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva that acts as the honzon of the Gichuji, the temple that held the memorial services for her beloved Kiso no Yoshinaka--- after confirming “the love towards Yoshinaka within herself” by chanting its mantra, she grabs and hurls the enemy, and fires an incandescent arrow into him, causing damage with a magical energy that resembles the sun that symbolizes her feelings for Yoshinaka.


    (1) think of a unifying military leader. Something akin to generalissimo.

    (2) in this context, the original Japanese term can also be seen as a synonym for passion/intense emotions.


    Mochizuki Chiyome
    Mochizuki Chiyome

    Curse, this blood of mine.
    Curse, this sin of mine.
    No matter how much time passes, there is something here that cannot be washed away.


    A woman of the late Warring States period whose name was recorded in the documents of Netsumura, Shinshu(1).
    She is regarded as a female ninja (kunoichi) that served the Takeda clan of the Kai Province and a descendant of Mochizuki Izumo-no-Kami, but it is unsure whether she was actually a ninja.

    In a sense, her existence--- may be a sarcastic answer to the proposition called “renowned ninja”, which is a contradiction for a ninja that should make a principle to keep his activities covert.

    In this work, Chiyome is an existence endowed with grotesque powers, having inherited a curse cast by a god from her ancestor Kouga Saburou.
    At the same time that she works as a shinobi for the sake of her lord... she dedicates prayers as a single miko of serpent in order to appease the aramitama of a god.

    Height/Weight: 154cm・46kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: Chaotic Evil
    Gender: Female
    Warring States・widow・young girl・kunoichi・miko.
    Apparently, a few Servants are worried about her in regards to “having too many attributes”...

    Curse of the Serpent: B
    A grotesque power that has been inherited generation after generation.
    A jinx from “a certain Great God” that is deeply related to the ancestor of the Kouga Mochizuki clan. It torments the mind and body of the owner, but becomes a powerful weapon as an invisible poison if it can be put under control.
    On each generation, one individual of the Kouga Mochizuki clan will invariably be endowed with this power.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Kuchiyose・Ibuki Daimyoujin Engi
    (2)
    Rank: C
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 1~30
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    Via the curse associated with the legendary Kouga Saburou, who considered to be the ancestor of the Kouga Mochizuki, she temporarily borrows the divine power of a terrifying Great God.
    To be specific, by means of channeling, she enslaves on a limited fashion a bunrei of the Great God Ibuki of Mt. Ibuki - in other words, the serpent deity that cast a curse on Kouga Saburou through his clothes in the “Suwa’s Omen (Shintoushuu)” and the “Avalokiteshvara Shrine’s Omen of Daikouji”, Yamata no Orochi - casting a deadly curse on the target.
    He who became a target of this lose his life by having magical power in the shape of a serpent twine around him.


    (1) present day Nagano Prefecture.

    (2) roughly “channeling・omen of the Great God Ibuki”


    Houzouin Inshun
    Houzouin Inshun

    It can be a spear to thrust, a naginata to cleave, a sickle to slash; in any case, it never fails to hit the target--- such is the famous cruciform spear of the Houzouin.
    Houzouin Inshun is the second generation master of the Houzouin-ryuu spearmanship, and a man whose skill is extolled as reaching gods and buddhas.

    Houzouin Inshun, born as Mitsuta Gennosuke(1). As the successor of the Houzouin, he received lectures in the ways of monks and spearmen from In'ei, founder of the Houzouin-ryuu spearmanship.
    At the time, the Houzouin spear was already widely known thanks to In'ei. That is because, the one who improved the base spear that until then served only for thrusting - bringing forth the ground-breaking cruciform spear that could slice, sweep and knock, in addition to thurst - was this In'ei.

    However, In'ei abandoned the spear.
    It is not proper for one who serves Buddha to learn spearmanship”.
    If you intend to serve Buddha, you should abandon the spear”.
    He died at the age of 87, while leaving such words for his successor, Inshun.

    However, Inshun did not gave up on spearmanship.
    A member of the Houzouin should walk on both the path of Buddha and the path of the spear--- like this, he revived the Houzouin-ryuu spearmanship.

    Height/Weight: 177cm・79kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: True Neutral
    Gender: Male
    I don’t need alcohol. For my mowing down becomes dull. I don’t need meat. My thrusting becomes blunt.

    Martial Asceticism: B
    A skill granted to those who purely, wholeheartedly polished their martial arts, ignoring social position, prestige, riches and women.
    So long Houzouin Inshun holds on to the cruciform spear, his combat abilities improve and resistance to mental attacks will be acquired to some extent.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Oboro-urazuki Juuichi-shiki
    (2)
    Rank:
    C
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 1~5
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A Noble Phantasm that sublimated the cruciform spear’s martial arts that Houzouin Inshun mastered. It indicates the 11 unofficial techniques that Inshun established, which contrast with the 15 official techniques that his predecessor In'ei established.
    The forms of the techniques devised by Inshun, which were extolled as “a spear that reaches gods and buddhas”, it makes possible to cope with any and all enemies with those techniques.
    Also, this Noble Phantasm can cancel out disadvantage derived from fighting against opponents that he is seeing for the first time, or even against those whose weapon is too much strange.

    (1) not sure, but I believe that is how you read this name.

    (2) roughly “hazy opposite moon, eleven styles”


    Yagyuu Munenori
    Yagyuu “Tajima-no-Kami” Munenori

    One of the strongest swordsmen of the Edo Yagyuu.
    A demon of rationality that gaze at everything with a reasoning of ice, unswayed by emotion.
    Methodology equals rationality; in other words, by mastering the sword, everything will naturally be fulfilled without any futility---

    Never speaking of his passions, he does not become impetuous or impatient.
    Thoroughly carries out the optimal, shortest measures in order to achieve an objective with the utmost coolness. A man of ice and steel who is reliable as an ally, but extremely terrifying once he becomes an enemy.

    A genius of the sword known as the child of Yagyuu Sekishuusai and the father of Yagyuu Jubei.
    It has been said that, during the siege of Osaka (1615 AD), he protected the Shogun Hidetada by cutting down seven warriors in an instant.
    After his death, Shogun Iemitsu extolled him as “peerless in swordsmanship”.

    A strategist and politician. Not only he instructed many daimyou and their younger relatives in the Shinkage-ryuu, but also sent his disciples to serve influential daimyou as swordsmanship intructors.
    In historical novels and historical plays, he is often regarded as an extraordinary plotter.
    This is probably out of the notion that, in the early Edo period, it would be impossible to raise the Yagyuu clan up to a social position of a daimyou with 12,500 koku just by being honest and upright.

    With excellent foresight, it has been said that he quickly saw through the expansion of the Shimabara Rebellion.
    In the 14th year of the Kan'ei era (1637 AD), right after news of a rebellion by Christian believers arrived, Munenori frantically tried to hold back Itakura “Naizen-no-Kami” Shigemasa, who was tasked with leading a punitive expedition. It has been said that, when asked why by Shogun Iemitsu, Munenori answered “religious wars are always a serious matter” and “Mr. Shigemasa will likely die in battle”.

    The situation progressed as Munenori predicted. Shigemasa - a daimyou of 15,000 koku - was lacking in strength despite leading all the western daimyou and found himself forced into a hard fight as a result. As he saw the situation turn grimmer, Shogun Iemitsu dispatched his chief vassal, Matsudaira Nobutsuna, to act as supreme commander, but Shigemasa became impatient upon learning that and attempted an assault on the enemy camp before Nobutsuna arrived, dying tragically in the process.

    There are anecdotes of Munenori having criticized Musashi’s existence during his lifetime. He said things such as “Musashi is a member of the Western Army” and “an enemy of Tokugawa”.

    In his lifetime, Munenori never clashed with nor even met Musashi, but was in fact mindful about him---
    or so has been established in this work. Thus, he was fixated with showdown with Musashi during the “Seven Contests of Master Swordsmen Heroic Spirits”. Despite knowing that she was a different person than the “Miyamoto Musashi” from his own world.

    The Munenori who was summoned to Chaldea as a Heroic Spirit has recognized Musashi’s skills and way of being. As for what he thinks of the “Miyamoto Musashi” of his own world... that remains unknown for now.

    Height/Weight: 181cm・71kg
    Source: Historical fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral
    Gender: Male
    It has been recorded that the Third Shogun・Iemitsu would call Munenori by the nickname “Ryutan”. A nickname formed by taking one kanji character each from “Yagyuu” and “Munenori”.

    Shinkage-ryuu: A++
    Has completely studied the secrets of the Yagyuu Shinkageryuu.
    From infancy until he was 24 years old, Munenori was raised while learning about the sword directly from his father, Munetoshi (Sekishuusai).
    Being endowed with over A Rank in this skill, Munenori possesses not only sword techniques, but also resistance to mental attacks. An expert of the Shinkage-ryuu - which views zen meditation as indispensable - has no doubts nor hesitates.

    Mutou-dori: A
    A secret elucidated by Yagyuu Sekishuusai, first deviced by the master swordsman Kamiizumi Nobutsuna.
    It is said that, even without holding a blade, an expert of the Shinkage-ryuu wins over an armed opponent.(1)

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Kenjutsu Musou・Kenzen Ichinyo(2)
    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 0~10
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    Be free while possessing an unshakable heart---
    The deepest level of the sword that Takuan Souhou once spoke of have, finally, achieved perfection within Yagyuu Menenori.
    A sword shows its true worth in the threshold of life and death, while Zen reaches enlightenment during meditation.
    The single sword brandish of kenzen ichinyo, released from a state of being free from worldly thoughts, accomplishes sure-kill while being just a single attack.


    (1) in simple terms, this is a more advanced version of that trick of “catching” a swinging sword barehanded

    (2) roughly, “peerless in swordsmanship・the ultimate mental state of the sword and the mental state free of worldly thoughts from zen meditation are one and the same”


    Katou Danzou
    Katou Danzou

    A thief, spy whose name can be seen in Kanazoushi, military sciences documents from the early Edo period---
    In other words, a ninja.
    Known by the alias “Flying Katou” or “Kite Katou”, while her activities in the Kai and Echigo Provinces have been reported, her origins and objectives are wrapped in mystery, with various theories existing about it.

    There are legends about how Katou Danzou operated puppets, karakuri dolls, but those are legends derived from the fact that “Danzou herself was a doll”--- so is the setting in this work.

    A ninja descended from the Fuuma, who was mostly active during the late Warring States period.
    However, her true identity is that of a karakuri doll manufactured by the sorcerer・Kashin Koji. An artificial female ninja (kunoichi) molded with the cooperation of the first Fuuma Koutarou, and not a living human. However, as a result of accomplishing many duties and being talked about even in later literature, her existence was carved in human history as a Heroic Spirit.

    A karakuri ninja of few emotions, quite mechanical.
    Karakuri girl.
    She did not possessed free will in her lifetime, and was just a mechanical doll that just abided by the orders inputted in her--- or so she defined herself. But, upon being carved in human history as a Heroic Spirit and manifesting as a Servant, she began to consider that maybe she might be allowed to think - and have feelings - just like humans. She wants to do so, if allowed.

    Height/Weight: 165cm・45kg
    Source: Historical fact, “Kouyou Gunkan”, “Hokuetsu Gundan”, “Otogi Houko”, “Kouetsu Gunki (Picture Book)”, etc.
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: True Neutral
    Gender: Female
    She has a second Noble Phantasm called, “Youjutsu Zanhou・Yuugao”(1), but it is fundamentally not employed in FGO. It seems that she does not want to use it due being too much of a murderous technique.

    Artificial Limbs (Karakuri): A++
    The flesh became a man-made mechanism - particularly, a wooden machinery (karakuri).
    Bonus modifiers are added to action checks related to combat and success checks.
    At A Rank, not only the limbs, but her entire body is an artificial “karakuri doll”.

    Ninjutsu: A
    The general term for the secret intelligence techniques, combat techniques, larceny techniques, torture techniques, etc., employed by ninjas.
    Its system differs between each school. Since Katou Danzou was loaded with the skills of Fuuma Koutarou (First), her school would be that of the Fuuma party.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Karakuri Genpou・Dongyuu
    (2)
    Rank:
    C
    Type: Anti-Beast
    Range: 0~20
    Maximum Targets: 50 heads(3)
    Producing a vacuum blade and, after drawing in the target, pulverizing him by compression. An application of the illusion of swallowing up a bull that was described in “Otogi Houko”.
    Thanks to a Mystic Code that Kashin Koji himself included, this is endowed with demonic-slaying properties.
    Just like the anecdotes, it also possible to employ illusions of “erasing objects from before people’s eyes” and “make erased objects appear before their eyes again”, but those are fundamentally not employed in FGO.

    (1) roughly, “black arts decapitation method・moonflower”

    (2) roughly, “karakuri illusionary arts・swallowed bull”

    (3) as in “cattle heads”
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    Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes

    The world’s sole and greatest consulting detective.
    The crystallization of the concept of detective; the representative of “those who reveals”.
    The protagonist of the stories that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in the 19th~20th Century, he is a detective who explains all enigmas and one of the ancestors of the “detectives” that appear on the many mystery novels of later years—--
    Or so it is assumed.
    But what is really the truth?

    Thoughtful and yet dynamic. Bold and yet precise.
    And also a calm, level-headed man.
    No sort of enigma, crime and conspiracy can escape Holmes’ sight. Be that a fearsome murderer, an ancient curse, a monster of the dark night or a supranational secret society; he shall disclose them all--- and defeat them if necessary. By means of a sharp sword called truth.

    That way of being has already exceeded the realms of men, and is already the embodiment of a “wise one”, “one who reveals”.

    Heroic Spirit Holmes is the fake resemblance of Dr. Joseph Bell (his model), Doyle himself, and the world oldest detective, Vidocq---
    Not. He manifest as the protagonist of a novel series (or so we are lead to believe by his behavior).

    In the end, is the story of Sherlock Holmes a literary creation invented by Sir Doyle, or something written down by Dr. John H. Watson as a romantic tale about the real Holmes, or maybe even a blend between these two?
    At the very least, Holmes himself should know this. But he never speaks of it himself, and constantly evades the subject in a non-serious way whenever it comes up.

    Height/Weight: 183cm・65kg
    Source: Sherlock Holmes Series
    Region: England, the whole world
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Gender: Male
    For argument’s sake, if he was really originated from the stories, then there is a possibility of not only Doyle’s novels but also its pastiches having been included... according to the Chaldea staff’s gossips.

    Innate Discernment: A++
    The ability to perceive the true nature of things. His sharp eyes for observation will not overlook any sort of information. Although their principles are completely different, this can read into the future in a way that is similar to the future prediction of Clairvoyance.

    Baritsu: B++
    Learned an Oriental martial arts that is extremely real combat-oriented.
    Other than employing striking techniques that combine this skill with boxing, Sherlock Holmes also have counters and grappling throws as his forte.
    If the conditions are right, he can even employ a special move that is in par with the release of True Name of a Noble Phantasm, but...

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Elementary, My Dear - This is an Elementary Matter, My Friend

    Rank: B
    Type: Anti-Unit/Anti-World
    The Noble Phantasm that Sherlock Holmes acquired upon manifesting as a Servant. His Origin - “Elucidation” - sublimated as a Noble Phantasm.
    Even if the enigma he faces is truly an existence that cannot be explained, clues and paths for reaching the truth will always “appear”.
    Even if there was a treasure chest whose key has been lost, said key will turn out to be “not lost”, and would certainly be possible to locate it somewhere in the world.
    (However, as expected, it will not suddenly appear in his hands. Either Holmes or his collaborators must find it, wherever it may be).

    Originally a constantly active-type of Noble Phantasm, but release of True Name is performed in “Fate/GO”.
    Upon release of True Name, an unidentified “sphere” appears, emitting a dazzling light on the surroundings. It weakens the enemy camp and strengthens the ally camp. Even an against an unbeatable opponent, Holmes will discover a path to defeat him.

    Also, its True Name is one of the famous words associated with Holmes, yet the first instance in which it was attributed to him was not on Doyle’s novels, but actually the stage play produced・scripted・starred by William Gillette. It has been said that Doyle praised the Holmes played by Gillete as “surpassing my novels”.
    Incidentally, the common assumption is that Gillete conceived it based on Holmes’ “elementary” remark towards Watson from Doyle’s short story - “The Adventure of the Crooked Man”.
  7. Akyuu's Avatar
    tankiest 4* saber, best voice, best body, best boy
  8. Akyuu's Avatar
    but siegfried is a top tier servant
  9. Bird of Hermes's Avatar
    Monkey's Paw, if you do get an Apocrypha servant it'll mostly be Siegfried I bet
  10. R.Lock's Avatar
    Oh god, idol hell, here I come again.
  11. relt's Avatar
    Best of luck.
  12. Five_X's Avatar
    You're welcome~ <3

    She's so goooood
  13. In-N-Out Double-Double & Animal Fries's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart
    *all-knowing laughter*
    WHAT DO YOU KNOW ARASHI?
  14. Arashi_Leonhart's Avatar
    *all-knowing laughter*
  15. Lace's Avatar
    Aww I bet you're an amazing woman and I'm sad I didn't get to meet you when I could! ♥
  16. Sunny's Avatar
    A pretty fundamental one, yeah.

    ...I feel ungrateful since it's not like they actually hate me and it isn't... I don't know, actual rejection, but rather that operating under a fundamental misunderstanding of what I am to someone is rather embarrassing and struck me pretty hard and unguarded.

    Sometimes the cap on my bottle is too loose. Sorry for a pure vent post.
    Updated October 2nd, 2017 at 04:42 PM by Sunny
  17. Bird of Hermes's Avatar
    Disagreement on "what you are"? Ouch.