Nasuverse character





Japanese name: アーチャー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Kōki Uchiyama
Character type: Servant, Heroic Spirit, Human
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 186cm[1]
Weight: 78kg[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 Sir Tristan (サー・トリスタン, Sā Torisutan?), one of the thirteen Knights of the Round Table. The tale of Tristan and Iseult, the woman he loved, is a legend boasting outstanding popularity in Europe.[1]

Tristan is a child born from Rivalen (king of Leonois) and Blancheflor, the younger sister of Mark, prince of Cornwall. However, his environment made fitting to call him a "child of sadness". To begin with, his father Rivalen died in battle without ever being able to see Tristan's face. His mother Blancheflor died post partum, soon after naming the boy Tristan and entrusting him to a loyal subordinate of Rivalen, Loire.[1]

Afterwards, Tristan became a knight that served under his uncle, King Mark. Tristan served the king as a good knight and the king too had a deep trust in this handsome knight, But, one day, Tristan was made to fell in love with a woman named Iseult. The tragedy probably lied in the fact that Iseult was the woman who King Mark loved and vowed to marry. Before long, thanks to the admonition of King Mark's courtiers who envied Tristan, he was forced to leave the royal court. Afterwards, he came to marry a woman who had the same name of Iseult by coincidence, but still his feelings for the past Iseult only grew stronger.[1]


Tristan leaves Camelot

He left Camelot after deciding that, "The King does not understand how others feel."[2]

In a certain battle, Tristan collapsed due to being poisoned and, on verge of death, he wished to meet with Iseult. "A white sail if she comes. A black sail if she does not--". Upon seeing the boat carrying Iseult, Tristan's wife Iseult whispered the following, "A boat with black sails is coming this way". The tale of Tristan was put to an end by means of a modest treachery (lie) towards a husband who, despite taking a wife, never tried to love her.[1]


No matter what he does, he seems sad and beautiful.[1]


His Class is Saber, but he is often summoned as an Archer due his renown with the bow.[1]

He was quite popular due his good looks and poetic behavior. He's also a master of the bow just like in legends, but when other bowmen assessed him, they would give evaluations such as "I would hesitate to call that a bow" or "You have fundamental misunderstandings about what a bow is".[3]

When summoned at Chaldea, he seems to regret his decision of leaving King Arthur in an insensitive manner. During Camelot, he was given the gift "Reversal" because he was unable to move out of despair[4], which alters his personality and turned him into a heartless killer.


Fate/Grand OrderEdit


Other appearancesEdit

Both Garden of Avalon and Einzbern Consultation Room tells Lancelot point of view about Tristan who left Camelot because King Arthur doesn't understand others.[2]

Tristan and his ability with the bow are compared to Arash many times by Saber in Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver.[5]


Tristan is said to possess skill in using a bow equal to that of Arash. He is a powerful Heroic Spirit able to be summoned as a Servant with a piece of the Round Table. He wields the bow Failnaught, that possesses multiple bowstrings resembling, and is in fact a string instrument. This bow does not launch arrows, but invisible sonic vacuum blade to cut off foes. Due to the nature of this weapon, he can attack with a slight motion of one finger.

Since he was poisoned to death, he is particularly susceptible to anything toxic. However when serving the Lion King, he receives the gift of "Reversed" which nullifies this weakness.


Tristan was originally considered for the role of the Archer-class Servant in Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver.

Shidzuki Morii is the character designer for Tristan.[1]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Garden of Avalon - Chapter 03: Story of knights, p.076
  3. Garden of Avalon - Beast's Lair
  4. Fate/Grand Order Story and Lore - Beast's Lair
  5. Fragments roundtable discussion