Alternate versions
Nasuverse character




Japanese name: アサシン
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Rikiya Koyama
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes:
FGO Assassin
Gender: Male[1][2]
Height: 175cm[1][2]
Weight: 63kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: Far East[1][2]
Addresses self as: Boku (, ?)[1]

Assassin (アサシン, Asashin?) is the Assassin-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Assassin's True Name is EMIYA (エミヤ, ?), Kiritsugu Emiya.[1][2][3] He is an assassin incarnated as an agent of the Counter Force, but his original self is not a Heroic Spirit. Although he was an assassin who killed many people, his existence is not engraved in the Throne of Heroes. He is one of the “imitation Heroic Spirits” referred to as Counter Guardians, and never would have existed in proper human history. Yet, something now threatens to destroy the foundation of human history itself. His soul was called out to the circle of deterrence.[2]



His personality is close to how he was when he was a young man. Consequentially, his heart of steel remained as steel, his emotions eventually withering away completely.[2]


EMIYA (Archer) / Illyasviel
Jaguar Man
Lord El-Melloi II


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

He exists as a hypothetical possibility only in Grand Order. As a result of the Einzbern House not adopting the strategy of hiring an outside Master, he did not meet with his supposing wife, and thus did not separated from said wife nor suffer from the frustration from such separation.[2]

Fate/Accel Zero OrderEdit

EMIYA was deployed by the Counter Force to fix the singularity of the Fourth Holy Grail War.[4] Ritsuka Fujimaru, Lord El-Melloi II and Mash Kyrielight teams up with Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald and Lancer, they assaulted Caster's lair in Fuyuki's sewers. As Kayneth and Lancer went to the Church to claim their Command Spells reward, Lord El-Melloi II suggest Ritsuka to look for Ryuunosuke Uryuu.[5] However, EMIYA has already assassinated Ryuunosuke with his knife.[6]

Ritsuka, Lord El-Melloi II and Mash found Ryuunosuke corpse and Lord El-Melloi II detection spell has detected EMIYA. EMIYA reveals himself, he claims to have no reason to fight and insists the team to turn back and leave. Romani Archaman thinks he might be related to the source of the distortion as he was a foreign element. Lord El-Melloi II wants to capture EMIYA to learn more about him, however this forces him to treat the team as enemy. After the fight, Mash claims that his presence feels different to the other Fourth Holy Grail War Servants, but he is similar to Archer. Mean while, Rider and Waver Velvet barged into their fight and destroyed Lord El-Melloi II's Bounded Field, which EMIYA decided to use this opportunity to escape.[6]

During the fight between the team of Irisviel von Einzbern and Saber against the Chaldea group. EMIYA's ambush attack on Irisviel was unsuccessful, when Mash blocked his attack. He specifically targets Irisviel as she is the grail vessel, there is no-ill will but killing her is the quickest way of dismantling the Grail. Saber attacks him at once, Lord El-Melloi II says that regardless of the Assassin's goals, they can't risk Saber dying, so he orders the Chaldea group to assist Saber. After the fight, EMIYA complains that the Chaldea group aren't even participants of the Fourth Holy Grail war and they shouldn't interfere with his mission. Lord El-Melloi II demands to know the reason behind the assassination attempt. EMIYA's reply was cryptic but nevertheless he retreats.[7]

After the King's banquet, EMIYA appears without using his Presence Concealment. He commented that the Chaldea group are becoming more troublesome because the number of allies are growing. Once again, he targets Irisviel so that the war won't reach to its final stage. After the fight, Lord El-Melloi II asks EMIYA to wait since they might not be enemies. Lord El-Melloi II deduces that EMIYA doesn't seem to have a Master, so he must be acting as an envoy of the Counter Force. Lord El-Melloi II reveals truth about Chaldea and Singularities to the others, furthermore he presented to EMIYA; a method without killing Irisviel to completely accomplish his duty. EMIYA joins the group, believing that he wants to seek a path without killing Irisviel.[4]

As the group heads toward the cave beneath Ryuudou Temple. Lord El-Melloi II explains the corruption with the Greater Grail. EMIYA questions why he didn't dismantled the Greater Grail in the first place, whereas Lord El-Melloi II says it’s like playing with a huge barrel of nitro-glycerine and one misstep might cause a big problem. EMIYA rambles a bit about how odd it feels to cooperate with someone, since his kind usually just gets sent to whichever battlefield to shed blood until it’s solved, but then he gets interrupted as he senses the presence of Hassan of the Hundred Faces nearby.[8]

After the defeat of Black Iri, Assassin decided to stay in the cavern because he claims that as a Counter Guardian he will fade away and return to the Throne of Heroes. His true reason was to confront Angra Mainyu so he could take him out without involving anybody else because people from other worlds shouldn't be forced to solve this world's problems.[3]

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

He is amongst the Servants to assist the Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar.[9]


Affections of the Holy Grail (聖杯の寵愛, Seihao no Chōai?) is his personal skill. He is deeply loved by a Holy Grail from a certain time and place. One could call it the greatest curse in the world. This skill boosts the rank of his Luck. Under special circumstances, he can even break out of enemy Servant abilities that would normally be impossible to escape from. However, this good fortune comes at the merciless expense of others’ happiness.[2]

His Noble Phantasms are Chronos Rose and Phantasm Punishment. He has been shown using a much more advanced version of his specialized Bounded Field, Time Alter, and wielding various weapons, including Combat Knives, his Calico M950, as well as his Thompson Contender.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Kinoko Nasu and Hikaru Sakurai are the Scenario writer for EMIYA (Assassin) in Fate/Grand Order.[1] AKIRA is the character illustrator for EMIYA.[2]


  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 - EMIYA (Assassin), p.328-335
  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 Fate/Grand Order - Emiya (Assassin)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-18: Fallen Grail
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-14: Shadow aiming at Irisviel
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-7: Bluebeard hunting
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-8: Irregular
  7. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-10: Mysterious assassin
  8. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order - ACT-15: To the Greater Grail
  9. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius