This is a list of Servants originally designed for the canceled Fate/Apocrypha online game project and not included in the final version. They were collected along with the other eleven initial Servant designs in Fate/complete material IV Extra material. The project was revived in novel format afterwards, but four of the designs were discarded in favor of Saber of Red, Rider of Red, Caster of Black, and Archer of Black.
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David, King of Israel (イスラエル王 ダビデ, Isuraeru Ō Dabide?) is a Servant of the Archer class designed by Hoshizora Meteo; David is based on the king of ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament. Placing his duty as an agent of God first and foremost, he possesses the strength of will to maintain an extreme calm in the face of utter desperation, clear-mindedly evaluating his situation in a realistic manner. To his view, "All humans upon this earth have a place within God's plan," and should be regarded with appropriate respect. Typical of many heroes, however, he has a weakness for women with nice bodies, occasionally muttering, "I wish to take a wife for myself ..." Though he is considered an unparalleled genius in his talent with a harp, he possesses little skill in dancing. However, he favors both as his pastimes.
As a shepherd, he was told by the prophet Samuel that he had been given a special role from God. He is famous for episodes such as performing with a harp in front of Saul, king of Israel, to exorcise him from an evil spirit, and defeating the Philistine giant Goliath. Saul soon became jealous of David's glory in battle, and he became the target of assassination attempts. However, after Saul dies in battle with the Philistines, David ascends the throne and conquers Jerusalem. David's only disgrace is his disregarding the law to pursue the married woman Bathsheba. He murders his vassal to obtain her, and he endures God's punishment for it in his last years.
Divine Protection (神の加護, Kami no Kago?): N/A
The form and flesh of a man prophecized to be king, bearing the quick-wittedness and brute strength to defeat beasts unaided. Though he has been resurrected by the power of the Grail, Servant does not regard himself as a vessel to the soul of his original -- merely as an instrument of God. He does not terribly mind this existence, content merely to feel the grace of his Lord.
Harp Performance (竪琴の演奏, Tategoto no Ensō?): N/A
In life, the Servant is said to have exorcized evil spirits on the behalf of King Saul of Israel with use of his harp alone. His skill with the instrument is such that he is capable of purging mental interference and restoring psychological stability to those who listen to his music. However, the accuracy of projectiles and polearms suffer a large Rank Down within hearing range. The Servant's act of exorcism may have a modern analogue in musical therapy.
Divinity (神性, Shinsei?): N/A
Though the Servant was originally a mere shepherd in life, as an ancestor of Christ, he qualified weakly as a being of divine nature -- perhaps equivalent in rank to Joseph of Nazareth. He possesses some defense against the action of conceptual relics and Noble Phantasms based in the divinity of Christ (though not those based in the divinity of God) -- for example, "holy shrouds," "the stakes of the Crucifixion," and "the Lancea Longini"; possibly even "the Holy Grail."
Charisma (カリスマ, Karisuma?): N/A
A prodigy of military tactics and command in life, the Servant called to arms a force of 320 thousand men to seize the city of Jerusalem. For the long path of bloodshed that he wrought as a military leader, he later deemed to seek the forgiveness of God by building a place of worship in his capital. (Due to certain circumstances, it was not built until the reign of his son, Solomon.)
Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones (五つの石, Itsutsu no Ishi?)
The slingshot that defeated the giant Goliath. A Noble Phantasm that consists of five decorated stones bound by the line of a sling, normally carried behind the Servant's waist. Hamesh Avanim expresses David's generosity: As projectiles, the first four stones are used as warning shots as the Servant attempts to persuade his opponent to lay down arms. If said opponent fails to comply, the fifth stone may be launched -- a rapid, nonlethal attack that is extremely difficult to evade. Normal Heroic Spirits are rendered unconscious on impact, and their belongings are "redesignated" to the possession of the user of the Hamesh Avanim; that is, even if they take hold of their former Noble Phantasms, usage is disallowed by divine authority. The sling itself is the true Hamesh Avanim, and the five projectiles are merely normal stones that have undergone transfiguration; they may be unendingly replenished.
Sacrifice: Flames Upon the Altar (燔祭の火焔, Hansai no Kaen?)
The "flame that carries the hottest heat, shinning brightly, which flared up by God's commands" which appears in the Book of Numbers of the Old Testament. A phantasmal incense burner in deactivation. Ketoret is burned within, and when the violet fumes that issue have enveloped the target, thunderclouds and mist gather overhead -- giving the impression of Mount Sinai; from them, a fire descends from the heavens, incinerating without a trace all those who would oppose the will of God. The flames are shaped like an altar.
Ark: The Chest of the Covenant (契約の箱, Keiyaku no Hako?)
A wooden box that contains the original engravings of the Ten Commandments issued to Moses by God. As a Noble Phantasm, its effect is narrow but absolute; besides the Servant that carries them, all those who would deem to touch the box without authorization are drained of their prana unto death. Upon seizure of Jerusalem and the removal of the Philistines, King David of Israel appointed the city as his capital, and situated within it the Ark of the Covenant.
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Musashibou Benkei, the Warrior Monk (荒法師 武蔵坊弁慶, Arahoushi Musashibou Benkei?) is a Servant of the Lancer class designed by Myogaya Jinroku. The legendary warrior monk that served Minamoto no Yoshitsune, whose exploits are documented in the Gikeiki, and numerous other accounts ...
... who is, in actually, a completely different individual named Hitachibou Kaison. Originally, Hitachibou served Yoshitsune alongside the real Musashibou Benkei, but in their final battle at Koromogawa no Tate, he abandoned his comrades in fear for his own life. Motivated by guilt and shame at his cowardice, he attained a limited immortality with study of esoteric Buddhist practices, and assumed the identity of Benkei for the remainder of his years -- spreading the legend of Benkei's ideal heroism and unyielding loyalty. It is in part by Hitachibou's efforts that Benkei attained status as a Heroic Spirit. Incidentally, his imitation of Benkei is imperfect, and occasionally hints at his true personality -- facetious and jesting.
Musashibou Benkei is a loyal retainer of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, possessing both resourcefulness and bravery, with knowledge of Kabuki and Joururi (narrative singing), widely beloved. Comparatively, there is little evidence that Hitachibou Kaison actually existed, though there is a quick mention in the Gikeiki that they shared joy and sorrow, but he is nothing more than a supporting role. In fact, that role is to be the one who runs away instantly. However, his existence does influence the tale of Yoshitsune, be that in an unexpected manner. Kaison takes the stage as the narrator who survived the battle of Koromogawa, passing down Yoshitsune's legend in many places. This shameful Kaison takes the impressive duty to go beyond his shame and live in disgrace, wandering around.
Attendant of Iron (くろがねの傅, Kurogane no Itsuki?): N/A
With proximity of presence alone, the Servant is capable of reinforcing his Master's physical attributes. The original Musashibou Benkei possessed six black birthmarks, said to have appeared because his mother ingested metal (kurogane) during her pregnancy. Itsuki, in the Shinto tradition, was a title ascribed to servants of a god; Yoshitsune, a beautiful child, is regarded to have possessed the aspect of a godling, and Benkei was his faithful servant. The ability "Kurogane no Itsuki" may have been designed to mimic this pattern.
Exorcism of Apparitions (怨霊調伏, Onryou Choubuku?): N/A
With an invocation of nine characters -- the kuji Rin Pyou Tou Sha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Zen ( 臨兵闘者皆陣列在前, ?) -- curses of evil origin may be defended against and nullified. If successful, an opponent's use of magecraft may be sealed; and in certain circumstances, appropriated by the Servant as part of his own repertoire in limited capacity. Musashibou Benkei possessed a similar technique as a monk (described in a passage of The Subscription List), and the Servant has imitated said ability with his own skills as an actor.
Blank Subscription List (白紙の勧進帳, Hakushi no Kanjinchou?): N/A
A counterfeit decree with effect equivalent to a Command Seal expenditure originating from an opponent's Master, which orders that "no Noble Phantasms may be used" within a given engagement. If successful, even if the targeted Servant is unfooled by apparent origin of the decree, it must be obeyed. A mental interference technique with a probability of negated each turn with a successful roll of a resistance check on the part of the opponent. However, in the condition that the influence of the skill is removed, reapplication becomes possible.
Eighth Implement (八ツ道具, Yattsu Dougu?)
An opponent's Noble Phantasm may be temporarily claimed as the 8th of the Servant's Seven Implements, and manipulated with some proficiency even if its usage is unfamiliar. A weapon claimed in this manner will be returned to the opponent of its origin after a certain number of turns, but may be launched as a projectile to deal damage upon return. Rather than owing to some inability on the Servant's part to permanently maintain an eighth implement, he opts to relinquish an implement upon satisfaction of his curiosity in its use.
Benkei Butsu (Buddha) (弁慶仏, Benkei Butsu?)
Slicing the space about him with a long blade, the servant manifests multiple replicas of Benkei, equivalent in attributes to his base level of strength -- and capable of walling off the original from an opponent's attack. A single deployment of the Noble Phantasm creates one to seven replicas at random, and the results cannot be determined by the servant. The Servant's own attributes are temporarily boosted by a function of the number of replicas that remain manifest and undestroyed.
The Pilgrimage of the Five Hundred Arhat (五百羅漢補陀落渡海, Gohyaku Rakan Fudarakutokai?)
Five hundred Arhat -- those who embark upon a pilgrimage to the Pure Land of the West in an effort to attain Enlightenment in life in a practice known as Fudarakutokai (補陀落渡海, ?) -- are summoned, streaming forth in a holy procession. All those who stand within their path that fail a resistance roll are dragged with them, ultimately dematerializing to the Void with the procession. Amen.
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Saint George, the Dragon-slaying Saint (ドラゴン殺しの聖者 ゲオルギウス, Doragon-goroshi no Seija Georugiusu?), is a Servant of the Rider class designed by Kiyomune Miwa. A saint of the Catholic Church -- an upright man who tasks himself to protect the meager, indiscriminate in his kindness. It is his firm belief that anyone is capable of error, and that anyone is capable of learning from their mistakes and returning to path of virtue; those who would oppress others and permit violence to rule their hearts and actions have merely fallen prey to their own weakness. On his watch, however, none shall be permitted to injure others; and if necessary, his sword shall be drawn intervene. A lover of travel, he has recently grown interested in the cameras of the modern era.
His main stories are in the Golden Legend, a collection of legends on saints, and in the Seven Champions of Christendom. In the Golden Legend, he was passing through a village that offered a sacrifice to calm a dragon, and defeated the dragon by throwing his spear. Having captured the dragon, he killed it only on the condition that the whole country the village was in adopted Christianity. In the Seven Champions of Christendom, he was kidnapped by a witch and raised by her, but he realized she was evil and sealed her in a cave, releasing 6 other saints from the same circumstances. He then went to Egypt and rescued a princess offered as a sacrifice to a dragon, killing the dragon by striking it at a spot uncovered by scales with Ascalon, a sword offered to him by the witch who had raised him.
Magic Resistance (対魔力, Taimaryoku?): A
In the Servant's era of origin -- when Magecraft still retained its ancient strength -- countless wielders of the arcane arts attempted to bring him low with their spells, but he managed to emerge unscathed. For his skill in this ability, it would not be an exaggeration to title the Servant a "Magus Killer.".
Riding (騎乗, Kijō?): B
Though classed as a Rider, and noted in his heroic legend to defeated a dragon on horseback, the Servant is not exceptionally skilled in mounted maneuverability. He receives a class bonus in this ability as a Servant, but in life, his apparent expertise in riding would be rightfully attributed to the skill of his trusted steed, Bayard.
Battle Continuation (戦闘続行, Sentō Zokkō?): A
Beloved by the World, the unyielding force of life within the Servant permits the continuation of combat even in the event of fatal injury. He is further driven by a conscientiousness of the faith and expectations of those he desires to protect. A divine protection from the Earth rooted in the veneration of Georgius as a Patron of Harvest.
Instinct (直感, Chokkan?): C
Upon engagement, the Servant is capable of optimizing his position by identifying and exploiting favorable developments. However, the skill cannot be activated except for defensive purposes. The Servant typically uses this ability to vaguely divine the intent of an opponent so as to determine whether engagement is an appropriate course of action, or if the opponent is an "enemy that must be fought."
Guardian Knight (守護騎士, Shugo Kishi?): A+
The Servant receives a temporary attribute bonus if acting in the defense of others. A protector of numerous nations and expansive regions in life, the Servant is capable of deriving effectively unlimited defensive capabilities from those who place their faith and expectations in him.
Soul of a Martyr (殉教者の魂, Junkyousha no Tamashii?): B+
Nullification of mental interference through firmness of faith. In life, the Servant endured persecution and torture at the hands those who would see him denounce his faith, but never once did he falter in his ministry of Christ.
Divinity (神性, Shinsei?): C
As the Servant was revered as a saint in the medieval era, the strength of his nature as a divine spirit is equivalent in rank to the deities of minor cults and the forgotten gods of yore. Incidentally, the name "Georgius" was originally related in sense to the tilling of the earth in ancient farming communities -- rooted in the reverence of the Middle Eastern God of Harvest, Ba'al.
Ascalon: The Blessed Sword By Which Force is Slain (力屠る祝福の剣, Asukaron: Chikara Hofuru Shukufuku no Ken?)
An invincible weapon that delivers its holder from those who would intend harm. Its "invincibility" comes not from capacity to defeat foes, but capacity to defend from all harm. However, by reversing its protective power, it can becomes a sword that pierces through any kind of armor.
Abyssus Draconis: Thou Shalt a Serpent Become (汝は竜なり, Avisusu Dorakōnisu: Nanji wa Ryū Nari?)
An Anti-Army Noble Phantasm that transfigures a given target into a draconian being. Though said function appears to be associated with the Servant's cross-emblazoned surcoat, strictly speaking, the phenomenon is implemented through the Servant's unshakeable faith; the surcoat is merely a focus, and cannot independently activate as a Noble Phantasm.
Interfectum Dracones: Dragon Slayer (竜殺し, Interufekutumu Dorākōnēsu: Ryū-goroshi?)
A gestalt Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm generated through the interaction of the Servant's nature as a slayer of dragons and the capabilities of Ascalon, dealing massive damage to beings of draconian origin. The blade form deployed in melee combat can be used as a medium to release lance-like projectiles of light, piercing targets at long range.
Bayard: The Phantom War Horse (幻影戦馬, Beiyādo: Gen'ei Senba?)
A magical white horse, conferred to the Servant by a witch who fell in love with him despite initial intentions to bewitch and tempt in the chronicles of the "Seven Champions of Christendom." He who rides upon Bayard is impervious to harm, and -- for one time only -- capable of completely nullifying a lethal attack.
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Sakata Kintoki, Kintarō of Mount Ashigara (足柄山の金太郎 坂田金時, Ashigara-yama no Kintarō Sakata Kintoki?), is a Servant of the Berserker class designed by Jin Haganeya, he is one of Yorimitsu's "Four Heavenly Kings". His childhood name, Kintarou, is famous. He is wild and arrogant, but firm and righteous. As he is particularly kind to mothers and children, he is a hero to all children. His mentality is that of an average grade schooler. Being summoned in the modern age, he quickly adopted popular habits. He likes flashy things and loves shining things; he absolutely adores gold. He says "gold" and "golden" a lot about everything. He is very bad at love, which is his biggest weak point.
There are many legends about him, but no historical records to support them. He is the son of Raijin as a red dragon, and his mother is a cannibal mountain witch living on Mount Ashigara. Kintoki was raised with the strength of a monster, fighting and killing beasts in the mountain. Eventually, his mother, an ogress, was vanquished by Usui Sadamitsu, but Kintoki, taken to Minamoto no Yorimitsu, was taught the way of man, and became his retainer. He participated in many hunts for demons as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Yorimitsu. He is famous for the episode of the battle against Shuten-douji on Ooe-yama, where he disguised himself as mountain priest, drugged Shuten-douji's alcohol and struck him down. In that episode, he fell in love with the demon Shuten-douji disguised as a beautiful girl, and then had to carry this burden for the rest of his life.
Mad Enhancement (狂化, Kyōka?): E
Normally does not receive the benefits of Mad Enhancement. In exchange, he retains a normal capacity to think. A Luck Check is performed whenever damage is received, failure results in him going wild and Stats excepting MGI and LCK being raised. On that occasion, his whole body becomes red.
Animal Dialogue (動物会話, Dōbutsu Kaiwa?): C
Communication of intention with animals that don't possess words. Since it's not like the intellect of the animals improve, very complex nuances are not conveyed. Even then, maybe because Kintoki's mental structure is close to animals, they strangely get into a mutual understanding.
Natural Body (天性の肉体, Tensei no Nikutai?): C
Possesses a perfect body as a living being from birth. The owner of this Skill is treated as if his STR is always Rank-Up. Furthermore, even without training his muscles are brawny and his body shape doesn't change no matter how much calories he intakes.
Divinity (神性, Shinsei?): D
Divine Spirit aptitude that comes from origins as a thunder deity's son. Because his mother was a man-eating mountain witch, the rank is low. It will rarely activate as resistance in regards to the attack of Heroic Spirits that possess thunder deity-lineage roots and legends.
Golden Eater (黄金食い, Ōgon Kui (Gōruden Ītaa)?)
A huge Masakari axe that carries the power of the thunder deity and cannot be handled without Kintoki's superhuman strength. It is loaded with 15 cartridges with thunder put into them and destructive power is raised with their detonation. Probably there is a different true name, but Kintoki activates it with this name.
Golden Spark (黄金衝撃, Ōgon Shōgeki (Gōruden Supāku)?)
An Anti-Army Noble Phantasm usage in which a flash of lightning is released from Golden Eater and mows down the surrounding enemies. It activates by using 3 of the 15 loaded cartridges. The fact that is activates with a suspicious true name is just like Golden Eater.
- ↑ Hamesh Avanim is the name of an Israeli game consisting of throwing one stone upward and picking up four stones before catching the first as it comes down, like the ancient Greek game Knucklebones.
- ↑ Fate/Complete Material IV: Extra Material, David entry p. 308-309
- ↑ Benkei is said to use 7 weapons : a Naginata, an iron rake, a large hammer, a large saw, a two-pronged war fork, a Tsukubō, and a sodegarami.
- ↑ The concept of "the seven tools" is a common expression to describe the required means for success for an activity or personality: the seven tools of a detective, the seven tools of an election candidate... Benkei's seven armaments is based on this.
- ↑ Fate/Complete Material IV: Extra Material, Benkei entry p. 306-307
- ↑ Fate/Complete Material IV: Extra Material, George entry p. 316-317
- ↑ Fate/Complete Material IV: Extra Material, Kintoki entry p.338-339