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Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat

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Alright, time for my second Blog Post.

This time we're looking at the phantasm belonging to True Assassin, Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat.

This Phantasm makes use of the severed arm of the demon, Shayṭān, that has been attached in place of True Assassin's right arm and is used to inflict a fatal curse upon his enemies, forging a false heart in his palm before crushing it and mirroring the damage onto his opponent. As seen in the accompanying image, as well as being grafted to his right arm, the position of the thumb shows it to be the demon's right arm.

Meanwhile, with the appearance of Fate/Strange Fake, we're introduced to the No Name Assassin, a candidate for the position of Hassan who managed to learn all of the other Zabaniya techniques with the exception of Delusional Illusion, as that belonged to the guy who would get the job in her place. Her version of Delusional Heartbeat is a little different in execution, but more importantly to this topic, it is not replacing either of her existing arms, instead being grafted to her back. The image there displays her use of the technique against her master, and unlike the initial image of this event, which was rather difficult to inspect clearly, we can determine that she does, in fact, possess the left arm of Shayṭān, as opposed to True Assassin's right. So rather than harvesting the existing arm from the past leader, the candidate seemingly went out and got one for herself.

The overall bearing this fact has on the story is basically non-existent, except maybe that poor Shayṭān is having trouble with being completely armless now, but I like the trivia behind it, so there ya go.


  1. Seika's Avatar
    Good eyes.
  2. Hawkeye's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seika
    Good eyes.
  3. Spinach's Avatar
    Actually that is an interesting catch. The question then becomes "was this intentional?"
  4. Hawkeye's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spinach
    Actually that is an interesting catch. The question then becomes "was this intentional?"
    No idea. The original image of her ripping out Jester's heart is also of the left hand, so it's consistant at any rate. It would be interesting if it was intentional.