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Nasuverse character
Archer

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Japanese name: アーチャー
Also known as: Arash Kamangir
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Grand Order
Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver
Japanese VA: Tsuruoka Satoshi
Character type: Servant (Master: Elsa Saijou)

Servant (Master: Protagonist)

Servant classes: FGO Archer
Gender: Male[1][2]
Height: 185cm[1][2]
Weight: 75kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: West Asia[1][2]
Armament: Bow and Arrows
Addresses self as: Ore (, ?)[1]

Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?) is the Archer-class Servant of Elsa Saijou in the First Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver. He is able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Archer's True Name is Arash (アーラシュ, Arāshu?), a legendary great hero from Ancient Persia.[2] As a warrior of King Manuchehr (the legendary king of Ancient Persia who reigned over a period of 120 years, and the descendant of Fereydun, the Hero King who did battle against Zahhak, the incarnation of the evil dragon Aži Dahāka), who was referred to as the last king of the Age of Gods in West Asia, and as the strongest archer, he brought an end to the war between Persia and Turan that had spanned for 60 years.[2][1] The brave warrior of salvation who bestowed peace and tranquility to the people of both countries.[2] He accomplished the great feat of saving thousands of people during battle.[3] He has an anecdote where it is said that in exchange for a special move that exceeds the limits of humans, he ended up perishing by having his body burst and scatter in all directions.[1]

Legend Edit

  • Holy Devotion (聖なる献身, Seinaru Kenshin?)

According to Persian legend, at the end of the two countries' long-lasting war, the Turan enemy army encircled King Manuchehr's army, and the kings of both countries decided to unite in peace by settling each respective kingdom's boundary lines. That is, someone will climb up Mount Damavand and from there, will shoot an arrow towards the east, and that arrow will decide both countries' new boundary lines, from the mountain to the place where the arrow arrives at on the ground. At this time, the one who volunteered was the Persian army's best archer, Arash. During the first moon of the summer, on a nice and clear morning of Tirgan (summer solstice), Arash drew his bow to the limit and shot an arrow to such an extent, it has never been performed before until now. At that moment, it is said that his body scattered in all directions. As told about in many legends, the arrow flew continuously throughout the morning and it is said to have reached the riverbank of the Oxus River in present day Central Asia at noon, 2500 km apart between the two locations. Thereafter, the invasion of the Mongolian military forces during the 10th Century pushed the Persians southwards as far as that river, and it became the boundary for both countries.[1]

The distance the arrow flew varies according to the record. One story says it flew 1000 leagues (farsakhs), while according to another story, the distance is a forty days walk. In one story, the arrow flew from dawn until noon, while in another story, it is from dawn until sunset.[1]

The name called Arash is conjectured to mean "cheerful" and "honesty" in Ancient Persia.[1] His alias is Arash Kamangir, or "Swift Archer".[2][1] If translated to English, that would be Arash the Archer. In the West Asian society, an "archer" is namely a bringer of tranquility, and that surely points out to Arash.[2] In Iran, it is said that his existence is observed on Tirgan during the summer solstice.[1] Even in modern times, the hero Arash is loved by the people of West Asia.[2][1]

AppearanceEdit

  • Casual Clothing

Arash is described with eyes full of life with brown skin.[3]


PersonalityEdit

A cheerful hero, abundant with righteousness. Arash often smiles at and encourages people. During peaceful times, he is a man filled with tolerance and kindness, and yet, he is extremely calm during times of battle. Although he is endowed with a composed character sufficient enough to instantly and meticulously calculate the trajectory of his bow and all his arrows and shoot a countless number of them at the battlefield, there are not many cases for this person to display that face to others. A man who does what must be done at a time where it needs to be done. There is no hesitation. There is no distress. No matter what kind of era/place it is, he will surely accept the wishes of everybody who desires peace.[1]

Arash does not double-deal with anybody. Particularly, he is frank from the beginning in regards to his Master. It is improbable for him to betray his Master because, rather than loyalty, he equates him or her as a partner that should be trusted. When talking to someone really close to him, he always keeps a sense of distance to a degree so he does not hit something sensitive and come off as discourteous and impolite.[1]

Arash holds no wish to make on the Holy Grail. He lives as a "hero" to save innocent people, and nothing about him will change from the time when he was alive.[1] Even now, he has not forgotten: how he once lived as a hero who saved the people, how he once waged everything for the sake of the people.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Ozymandias

A hero of the same age he lived in, they mutually recognize each other's existence.[1]

Hassan of Serenity

Assassin is originally an existence that "anybody and everybody cannot touch" as her whole body is a poisonous Noble Phantasm, but Arash is able to exceptionally touch her. That is because poison cannot get through his body.[1]

Artoria / King Arthur

It seems there is something to think about towards King Arthur, who is like a symbol of the vestiges of the Age of Gods.[1]

Ritsuka Fujimaru

In regards to the Master who is attempting to regain human history, Arash will probably respond to him with all his powers.[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and SilverEdit

Archer attacked Tatsumi Kitano at Akihabara. He met Lancer there. He made an alliance with Lancer to eliminate Saber.

Before he fought against Rider, he asked Elsa what she wanted. Elsa said Tatsumi Kitano's wish was "to save Tokyo and the people who live in it."

Knowing of her real wish, Archer fought against Rider to save the city with Saber. He used Stella to break Rider's Ramesseum Tentyris in a combined attack with Saber's Excalibur. They succeeded in eliminating Rider, but he also exhausted his Magical Energy, and due to the properties of his Noble Phantasm, he was going to die. Before Archer disappeared, he showed sadness at not seeing Elsa any more and asked Saber "―――What do you wish for from the Holy Grail?"

During Saber's battle with the Beast, Archer appears again in Saber's mind. He encourages Saber to fight and then becomes one of the Servants who lends Saber his power when he activates Excalibur.

8 years later, a shadow of Archer is seen again as one of Manaka's Grail corrupted Servants.

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Arash is amongst the "Camelot" Singularity Servant to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillar.[4]

AbilitiesEdit

  • Archer's Bow and Arrow

Archer claims to be a minor Heroic Spirit.[4] He is compared by Saber to Sir Tristan, a man whose skill allowed him to easily surpass the limits of a bow as if it was simply natural. His Noble Phantasm is Stella, the "Ultimate Shot" used by him.[1]

Archer wields a crimson longbow and arrows made by himself via his Bow and Arrow Creation (弓矢作成, Yumiya Sakusei?) Skill. The goddess Armaiti gave him the wisdom but the designer and the creator of the bow was Arash. As long as he has the materials, he can instantly make a bow and arrows. A bow needs physical materials; however, arrows can be made by using his magical energy. Because of this, Arash can intermittently fire a countless number of arrows.[1]

He can shoot salvos of up to twenty arrows at the same time and each of these has enough power to easily shatter boulders. However, between each of these barrages, a very small pause occurs. He is also seen to launch a much greater barrage if he makes a more extended pause.

He has a special move from when he was alive which he would be able to momentarily invoke by effectively using his Bow and Arrow Creation Skill without preparing a large quantity of arrows beforehand. He can release 10,000 arrows which could fill even the sky, and it would be expected that he could’ve killed all of the people who remained in night-time Akihabara with these hands. Even the structures in the middle of Akihabara would be destroyed from the barrage if Arash does not make any adjustments in his aiming.[5]

For Arash, who has an A Rank Clairvoyance Skill, one type of future sight (predicting the future) and even mind reading is possible.[1]

Robust Health (頑強頑健など, GankyōGanken Nado?) is a Skill that are made up of anecdotes of "not receiving a wound on the battlefield" and "never becoming sick even once since birth".[1] It is also a composite Skill and includes Poison Resistance and a boosts in stamina.[2][1] Arash who is strongly endowed with the vestiges of the Age of Gods was born with an especially robust health. END parameter is ranked up and attacks received have their damage reduced.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Tristan, one of King Arthur's knights, was originally considered as Archer in Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver, but another hero was decided upon. Archer is compared to Tristan by Saber a few times in the story.[6]

BLACK is the character illustrator for Arash.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for his character in Fate/Grand Order.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  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 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 Fate/Grand Order material I - Arash, p.146-155, translated by You at Beast's Lair.
  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
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 07: VI / Spy Satellite Amon
  5. Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver: Arc 4, Act 1, Part 3-A, translated by PhoenixRising at Beast's Lair.
  6. Fragments Round Table Discussion