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  1. Aozaki-desu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafflesiac
    You listed Saber Deermud in both categories. Did you intend to do that with Lostbelt Lancer, who hasn't been released yet despite being confirmed?
    i'm kinda confused? first is just full list, second is unreleased. As long as we have confirmation of servant happening i take them off unreleased category
  2. Rafflesiac's Avatar
    You listed Saber Deermud in both categories. Did you intend to do that with Lostbelt Lancer, who hasn't been released yet despite being confirmed?
  3. Marmadillo's Avatar
    There is almost nothing known about True Magic except offhand remarks that invite headcanon. all we know is that you can make "ether clumps" with it. Denial of Nothingness, whatever it's supposed to mean, may or may not be connected to First.

    If you want my personal headcanon, First Magic was probably used to generate the ether that exists nowadays, making modern magic/magecraft possible once the True Ether of the Age of Gods dried out. It fits the remark in Mahoyoru, that First "changed everything" and would make the user of First respected among modern magi.
  4. Strife ❤️'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spinach
    Hey, I was there
    Wow, what are the chances of that?
  5. Spinach's Avatar
    Hey, I was there
  6. ItsaRandomUsername's Avatar
    This sort of weirdness keeps me going through life.

    Thanks for sharing!
  7. Master of Chaos's Avatar
    Achilles
    Achilleus

    A hero that boasts leading popularity in Greek Mythology.
    His life was like a gale that ran through everything and, at the same time, possessed a brilliance suitable for one called a hero.

    It has been said that, when inquired by his mother whatever he prefered a mediocre but peaceful life or to have an intense death as a hero, he unwaveringly chose the later.

    The name of the body part known as Achilles tendon is a vestige of the legend on how it was the sole weak point of Achilleus, who possessed an immortal body.

    The Trojan War was a conflict that stemmed from Paris (Hektor's younger brother) having hijacked Helene - the wife of Menelaus.
    When heroes and kings competed over Helene, a vow to "should Helene be abducted, we will rush to her rescue without fail" was established among them.
    ...however, since he was still a child at the time, Achilleus was not particularly related to said vow.
    He was scouted by the Achaean Army due a prophecy that said "it would be impossible to win that war without the participation of the son of Peleus".

    Born between the goddess Thetis and the hero Peleus, supposedly Achilleus' fate was determined since he was very young.
    Concerned about him, his mother Thetis attempted to have him stand in row with the immortal gods by broiling him over divine fire in order to evaporate his impure human blood (according to some theories, he had his body soaked in the river of the netherworld instead).

    However, his father Peleus firmly opposed making Achilleus completely immortal, for such a deed was equivalent to destroying Achilleus as a human.

    The goddess Thetis returned to her homeland and, after much though, the hero Peleus left Achilleus in the care of the sage Kheiron, requesting his rearing.
    As they were friends, he willingly accepted Peleus' request, and Achilleus went on to receive education as a hero from Kheiron - the leading famous teacher of Greece.

    A few years later, having grown into a fine man, Achilleus triumphantly departed to the Trojan War when his participation was requested.

    ---naturally, he did not know that tragedy was awaiting for him there, but he probably would not have been able to halt his steps even if he did.

    Height/Weight: 185cm・97kg
    Source: Greek Mythology
    Region: Greece
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral
    Gender: Male
    Weak point: if his heel is pierced and heart is gouged out, he will die after rampaging for a while. Is that a weak point?!

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Dromeus Kometes - Comet Running Style
    Rank:
    A+
    Type: Anti-Unit (self)
    Range: 0
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A constantly invoked-type of Noble Phantasm that is activated by stepping down from the Troias Tragoidia.
    That which embodies his legend of being the fastest among all heroes, from all ages.
    Can run through a vast battlefield in a short interval and speed does not fall even if there obstacles in the field.
    It requires him to expose his weak point, the Achilles tendon, but few heroic spirits can catch hold of this speed.

    Andreias Amarantos - Unwithering Flower of the Brave
    Rank:
    B
    Type: Anti-Unit (self)
    Range: 0
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    With exception of the heels, his entire body is covered with a blessing of immortality bestowed by his mother, the goddess Thetis.
    All sorts of attacks are rendered ineffective, but this can be negated by those who possess the skill Divinity.

    Diatrekhon Aster Lonkhe - Spearhead of the Space-Dashing Star
    Rank:
    B+
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 2~10
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A Noble Phantasm that can be employed after he steps down from the Troias Tragoidia.
    A long spear that Kheiron presented Achilleus' parents at the occasion of their marriage.
    A High-Thaumaturgy equivalent to a Reality Marble that, only in case there is the consent the other party, constructs a territory for the purpose of a duel between heroes.
    Since he was not summoned as a Lancer, it has currently lost a portion of its abilities such as a curse of incurability.

    Troias Tragoidia - Immortal Chariot of Storm and Stress
    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Army
    Range: 2~60
    Maximum Targets: 50 people
    A chariot pulled by three stallions. The animals are two immortal divine horses given by the Sea God Poseidon and a single fine horse plundered from a certain city.
    It tramples down the battlefield by means of divine speed. It is possible to bestow additional damage in proportion to the rise in speed. At maximum velocity, this is just like a giant, dashing lawnmower.

    Akhilleus Kosmos - Small World Enclosed by the Blue Heavens
    Rank:
    A+
    Type: Bounded Field
    Range: 0
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A defensive bounded field Noble Phantasm comparable to Rho Aias.
    A shield supposedly created by the Blacksmith God Hephaistos. It projects the very world that Achilleus saw in life, and the ocean currents from the Sea God whirl at the outer sections.
    To oppose this shield means to challenge the world, so it can even fend off Anti-Fortress・Anti-Country Noble Phantasms upon activation.
    Fundamentally not employed in "FGO".


    Chiron
    Kheiron

    A great sage from Greek Mythology.
    Well versed in all sorts of knowledges, due to his gentle personality and skillful teaching methods, countless heroes from Greece ultimately received his teachings.
    Herakles, Achilleus, Iason, Asklepios, Castor... while their periods diverged, they were all Kheiron's disciples.

    Because the God Kronos, Kheiron's father, copulated with his mother while in the form of a horse, Kheiron too was born as a half-man, half-horse centaur. Due such monstrous figure, she vehemently balked at breastfeeding him and ended up transforming herself into a linden tree.

    Despite not being loved by his parents, Kheiron grew into a sage that excelled in all sorts of studies. This is not entirely unrelated to the fact that his mother's name - Philyra - means linden tree. For the flower of the linden tree can be used as a medicine if handled with care, and its bark was employed in divination and as a writting board.

    Upon becoming an adult, Kheiron began to receive requests from all over Greece to rear "future heroes". Other than the great heroes Herakles and Achilleus, his students included the future God of Medicine Asklepios and Castor - who would later be sublimated into the Gemini constellation. Even Iason, the leader of the Argonautai, was among those who received his teachings.

    That being said, according to Iason "Well, for someone like me, those sorts of concise and easy-to-understand lessons were quite jarring instead! Rather, I wished that he had taught me how to cope when you're stuck with a landmine-like woman!"

    Kheiron, the prominent great sage of Greek Mythology, was ultimately shot with a hydra's poison arrow and had to relinquish his immortality - which was his proof as a god - in order to escape the resulting anguish.
    The gods who felt that Kheiron deserved better raised him to heavens as a star. But upon manifesting in this world, Kheiron came to regret relinquishing his immortality and now holds the wish of once again obtaining it.
    However, that is neither because he wants to be sublimated into a god, nor because he years for eternal life.
    His wish is simply to obtain the sole peculiarity which he was granted by his parents.

    Height/Weight: 179cm・81kg
    Source: Greek Mythology
    Region: Greece
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Male
    Born between Kronos, Zeus' father, and the Goddess of Islands Philyra.

    Consecration of Eternal Life: EX
    The anecdote of being sublimated into the constellation of Sagittarius by presenting his immortality.
    By being sublimated into a star, he became an existence that protects people from the heavenly scorpion.

    Divinely Conferred Wisdom: A+
    The many wisdoms as a sage bestowed by the gods of Greek Mythology.
    With exception of those unique of certain heroes, he can exhibit almost all skills with a proficiency level of B~A Rank.
    Also, with the consent of the Master, it is possible to teach those skills to other Servants.
    In another Holy Grail War, he had no opportunities to use this skill on anyone other than himself, but now he fully expects to put it to good use on the Chaldea.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Antares Snipe - Heavenly Scorpion Single-Shot
    Rank:
    A
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 5~99
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    The embodiment of the episode in which, having turned into the Sagittarius, Kheiron is constantly aiming at the heavenly scorpion.
    The ultimate attack that a bowman can achieve - that of piercing a star.
    A meteor attack shot not from a bow, but from the stars, it is possible to fire from the moment that True Name is released.
    Even Achilleus, famous for being a fast runner, was unable to avoid this Noble Phantasm.
    Although there is the demerit of being limited to one use per night, so long he does not miss the timing, he probably will not miss his mark.


    Sieg
    Sieg

    Let's say that there was someone who reached out his hands towards an unreachable star, all while clenching his teeth(1).
    This man stand on the side that shot down said star.
    A mere homunculus, a mere human.

    The Holy Grail War that was held in Romania---
    In that Great Holy Grail War, he was one of the homunculi minted for the sake of prana supply.
    Originally, his fate was to die after being squeezed out of prana. But, as a result of struggling to survive, he acquired the power of Siegfried and became the eye of the typhoon called Great Holy Grail War.

    He has nothing that resembles a past.
    It may sound good to call him pure, what laid there is only the resignation of being born and having one's death determined just for the sake of an objective.
    His appearance, knowledge and mentality was close to that of an adolescent, but he was (in a sense) a "perfect" existence quite removed from humans.

    However, as he went along living, that perfection was lost little by little.

    A certain priest loathed that, but he himself desired so and thus abandoned that perfection.
    ...said antagonism would ultimately bring the Great Holy Grail War to a closure.

    Having turned into the evil dragon Fafnir, Sieg carried the Greater Grail to the reverse side of the world in order to prevent the fulfilment of the Third Magic.
    He continues to wait in the reverse side of the moon, all while holding on to the hope that she will come to meet him.

    Servant Sieg is more of a terminal than an imitation.
    Just like the Avenger - Jeanne Alter, he will probably disappear once the anthropic principle starts to move properly and his role come to an end.

    Height/Weight: 165cm・53kg
    Source: Fate/Apocrypha
    Region: Romania
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Gender: Male
    Both a Servant and a Master.

    Independent Action: EX
    A subspecies of Possession Servant(2). Although prana is necessary when taking combat actions, outside that he is no different from an ordinary human. Originally, his age should also have been the same as that of a human, but...

    Homunculus: C+
    A homunculus minted from misappropriated Einzbern techniques.
    Even if just a coincidence, he was born with individuality and excellent magecraft skills.

    Artificial Hero (False): B+
    A pseudo-hero(2) created by receiving the heart of Siegfried and having the electric current of Frankenstein's Noble Phantasm run through his body.
    Although only for a short while, he can perform as a hero - a Servant - by means of a a combination with Dragon Mark Command Spell.

    Magecraft: C
    An inborn talent that a homunculus who was minted from magic circuits has.
    He employs a magic formula that can destroy any kind of solid material by understanding the target's structure and clash a complete opposite composition into it.
    However, it has no applications other than this.

    Dragon Mark Command Spell: EX
    Deadcount Shapeshifter.
    By employing the Command Spells he possesses, it is possible transform into Siegfried (even if just temporarily) by using the heart of Siegfried that was inserted in him as a catalyst.
    The time limit is of roughly three minutes.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Akafiloga Argrise - Scorching Dragon Breath・Melting of the Entire Land
    Rank:
    EX
    Type: Anti-Unit (self)
    Range: 0 (the breath's range is roughly 50)
    Maximum Targets: 1 person
    A Noble Phantasm that brings about a temporary shapeshift into the dragon kind "Fafnir". By emitting a powerful dragon's breath, massive damage is dealt.
    A Noble Phantasm derived from having turned into a dragon and flied in the skies during his lifetime.
    It seems that the person himself feels no special difference from when he is a human.

    (1) can also be translated as "bearing up with tragedy".

    (2) probably meant Pseudo-Servant
  8. Sunny's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos
    Just in time for Anime Expo. Are you going there too?
    Mmm, not this year, sadly.

    Moving it to Thursday rather than Saturday was a death knell for me since I can't take two days off work to go.

    That being said, I work literally two blocks from where the Expo is, s-so I can probably say hi to anyone who does.

    ...P-Probably, nerves permitting.
  9. mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Just in time for Anime Expo. Are you going there too?
  10. Sunny's Avatar
    I-It did! Thank you for asking.

    I spent a lot of this weekend recovering, eheh, but I'll be marshaling my silly thoughts tomorrow.
  11. mAc Chaos's Avatar
    I hope it went well.