Nasuverse character




Japanese name: アーチャー
Also known as: The Awarded Hero
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Archer
Gender: Male[1][2]
Height: 177cm[1][2]
Weight: 72kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: India[1][2]
Addresses self as: Watashi (, ?)[1]

Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?) is an Archer-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Archer's True Name is Arjuna (アルジュナ, Arujuna?), he is considered the protagonist of the Indian epic poem Mahabharata and the rival of Karna.[2][3][4] Arjuna is the son of Kunti and the king of the gods Indra. Arjuna was the third brother of the five Pandava.[2][4] If Karna is the "Hero of Charity", Arjuna is indeed the "Awarded Hero" (授かりの英雄, Sasugari no Eiyū?). He who was truly a hero without any faults to point at, from his caliber to personality. He was driven out of the country as a result of his older brother losing on gambling.[2]

The Kuru family held a conference, the five Pandava brothers indulged themselves in the martial arts they were so proud of and so famous for. The third son Arjuna's skill at the bow was especially magnificent, to the point that he was praised as having no equal. When the grounds were united as one voice looking for someone to equal the Pandavas, Karna leapt up to participate and displayed martial arts of the same rank as Arjuna's. Karna challenged Arjuna to determine which of them was superior. But to challenge Arjuna, a member of the royal family, one must be higher than a Kshatriya. However Karna appears to be a lower caste Vaishya (merchant class) or Shudra (a slave). Karna, whose challenge was refused due to the difference in status, was a laughingstock. The one who saved Karna in this situation was Duryodhana, the eldest of the one hundred princes of the Kaurava clan, who opposed the Pandavas.[4] At that time, he already had a premonition that a confrontation with Karna was unavoidable. After all, Karna revered Duryodhana, who regarded the five Pandava brothers as archenemies, like a father.[2]

  • An Arrow to Karna (カルナへの一矢, ?)

The tension between the Kaurava and the Pandavas led to the Kurukshetra War.

Arjuna was also Karna's younger brother from a different father, but Arjuna continued to fight Karna without ever knowing that. Like Karna, Arjuna felt an obsession towards Karna.[3] In the final battle with Karna. Due to Karna's curse, the wheel of Karna's chariot was stuck in a rut. The string of Arjuna's bow was drawn back to its limits and shot down Karna. These brothers who, for a long time, were manipulated by an unseen destiny to compete for supremacy, could only in this moment strike one another with all their might.[4] When was it that he resolved himself to kill Karna no matter what. Probably, it was when they had first met each other. That was no fate decided by the gods. The karma Arjuna chose together with sheer enmity. Even if it was not righteous. Arjuna had to accomplish that no matter what.[2]



He has an honest and faithful personality that seems to embody justice itself. At the very least, the people around him, including Karna, perceived him that way.[3]

He loved his brothers, and was loved in return. He loved his both father and mother, and was loved in return. He loved the people, and was loved in return. And despite this Arjuna has an obsession with Karna, to the point where he was driven to kill him, no matter what the consequences.[2]

Archer is a diligent and honest man of character, just and upright with no flaws that can be pointed out. He is self-indulgent with the prestige of the battlefield. His wish is eternal solitude.




Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Arjuna & Karna Trial QuestEdit

E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North AmericaEdit

In his duel against Karna, Cú Chulainn Alter interrupted their battle.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

He is amongst the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity Servants to assist the Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillars.[5]

Other appearancesEdit

Arjuna was indirectly mentioned in the duel between Lancer of Red and Saber of Black in Fate/Apocrypha. Karna saw the similarities between Siegfried and Arjuna, the face of a pure warrior trying to carry out his duty even while feeling anguished by something.[6]

Arjuna is given the nickname Nobunaga Archer (信長アーチャー, Nobunaga Āchā?) in Fate/GUDAGUDA Order, because his voice actor is Nobunaga Shimazaki.


As appropriate for the name of the Archer Class, he is an expert of the bow who holds a longbow and is self-indulgent with the prestige of the battlefield. He wields his favorite bow "Agni Gandiva", a divine bow granted to him by, and named after, the Fire God Agni.[2]

His Personal skill is The Awarded Hero (授かりの英雄, Sasugari no Eiyū?), a Skill representing the great hero Arjuna, where he was always loved the moment he was born. Anyone would occasionally give Arjuna the thing he needed at the moment. He will not lack in anything, as long as he doesn't have an active cause, like a curse.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

pako was the character designer for Archer.[2] Yuuichirou Higashide wishes Arjuna and Karna's story to be told of in another Type-Moon work someday.[3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Fate/Grand Order material III - Arjuna, p.092-103
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 Fate/Grand Order - Arjuna, Translation by Master of Chaos
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 06: V / Arsenal Halphas