|Also known as:||Assassin of the Nightless City|
|Appears in:||Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:||Shiori Izawa|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
Assassin's True Name is Wu Zetian (武則天, Bu Zokuten?). Prioritizing the ease for understanding, she goes by the name "Wu Zetian". That is based on her posthumous name "Great Sacred Empress Zetian", which was given after her death. As for herself, she holds great liking to the title "Divine and Sacred Emperor", which she took upon claiming the throne.
The sole ruling Empress in China's history. Initially, she was a consort of the Second Emperor, Taizong of Tang, although she was only one of many. She met with Taizong son's Gaozong, and became his concubine after Taizong's death. And eventually, Consort Wu gave birth to Gaozong's child—But that small life's flame was extinguished at infancy.
Pursuing the then Empress Wang whom she treated as the culprit of her child's death, and overthrowing the most favored concubine, Consort Xiao, it is said that Consort Wu reached the seat as Gaozong's Queen.
At that point, Consort Wu had both Empress Wang and Consort Xiao executed in a manner where they were stuffed into wine jars after the amputation of their limbs. From this flow of events, there are parties that think that Consort Wu killed her own child and placed the blame on Empress Wang but———The truth cannot be ascertained.
Seizing power as the Empress, she repeatedly exterminated (assassinated) troublesome relatives and political opponents. After Gaozong's death, she changed the country's name to "Zhou", and upon finally taking the throne, she added the moniker "Divine and Sacred Emperor/Empress Regnant Shengshen" to her name. Whilst restoring the nation, she promulgated a rule of fear which encouraged incrimination through secret informants. Through the cruel torture of the specially tasked "Kù Lì/Kokuri", the country's people were fearful from their hearts———
Her attitude towards others is haughty and disrespectful, and she acts fundamentally in her own self-interest.
"Kufufufu, isn't it only natural that we are more gorgeous and dazzling than anyone else? That aside, do not address us lightly as a young girl. You fool!"
Wu Zetian is surprisingly religious. She liked changing era names, titles, and even street names, but this was due to both her preference for new things and superstition. Additionally, her belief in the curse "You'll be reincarnated as a mouse. I will return as a cat to bite you to death!" that came from the executed Consort Xiao just before her death led Wu Zetian to impose a strict ban on keeping cats in the palace. Furthermore, she feared being haunted by their ghosts, and relocated the capital from Chang'an to Luoyang———
"H-Hey! Sneakily recording our weakness like that is cowardly, no, all those are lies and it's not like I'm scared of cats or ghosts but anyways, you will be punished!"
Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean SocietyEdit
Her Noble Phantasm is Gàomì Luózhī Jīng.
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 Fate/Grand Order - Wu Zetian (Assassin) Profile [T]
Wu Zetian - Assassin
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Takehito Harada
Voice Actor: Shiori Izawa
Noble Phantasm: B
Torture Technique A
Imperial Privilege B
Charisma of the Empress A
Presence Concealment D
Gaomi Luozhi Jing
Rank: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Her attitude towards other people is arrogant, and her behavior is self-willed as it can possibly be. A fundamentally flamboyant little girl.
“Kufufu-, it’s only natural for me to be more gorgeous and glittering than anyone else, right?... That being said, to nonchalantly call me a little girl. You fooool!”
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Lawful Evil Gender: Female
Prioritizing familiarity, she is currently calling herself “Wu Zetian”.
This originates from her posthumous name of “Zetian Dasheng Huanghou”.
It seems that she herself prefers the title of “Shengshen Huangdi”, from when she was first enthroned.
Level 2 Bond
The sole female emperor of Chinese history. At first she was one of the consorts, concubines of the second emperor Taizong, but she became acquaintanced with Gaozong, Taizong’s son, also becoming his concubine after Taizong’s death. And thus Lady Wu would give birth to Gaozong’s child, but---
The flame of that small life disappeared while it was still a suckling child.
Level 3 Bond
It has been said that Lady Wu pursued Empress Wang the culprit of that child’s murder, overthrowing her along with the Emperor’s favorite mistress・Consort Xiao, taking the status of Gaozong’s Empress for herself.
On that occasion, it seems that Lady Wu executed the two by throwing them into a alcohol jar after having their limbs teared off.
Given such flow of events, there are also those who believe Lady Wu might have killed her own child and placed the blame on the Empress, but---
The truth of this matter is uncertain.
Level 4 Bond
Having grasped real power as an Empress, she began to successively murder (assassinate) her bothersome relatives and political enemies.
After Gaozong’s death, she would change the country’s name to Zhou and finally sit on the throne herself - calling herself “Shengshen Huangdi”.
In regards to how she governed the country, politics of fear that encouraged snitching were widespread. Supposedly, the populace feared the brutal tortures applied by the government officials called “Kuli” from from the bottom of their hearts---
Level 5 Bond
Gaomi Luozhi Jing
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit
The Gaomi Luozhi Jing was a guidebook for the “Kuli” (torture officials), said to have been written during her rule. A How-To book about torture and interrogation so to speak, employed for the sake of fabricating an criminal.
This Noble Phantasm is like an embodiment of the national law that says “she can freely invent a criminal”. In other words, when this Noble Phantasm is deployed, she becomes a “torturer” towards anyone, and those who oppose her will become “victims of torture”, no questions asked.
Originally, it was possible to punish scoundrels with a wide variety of torture methods, but it seems that lately she has been mostly using the poison and alcohol jar that once killed her political enemies, after arranging them for tortures.
Wu Zetian is surprisingly credulous.
While she liked to amend the names of eras, titles and cities, that was both due her fondness for new things and being caught up in superstitions.
Furthermore, she believed in the curse that Consort Xiao cast on the verge of death:
“You will be reborn as a mouse. I promise then to become a cat and bite you to death.”
Since then, it was expressly forbidden to keep cats within the palace.
Finally, she also changed the state’s headquarters from Chang'an to Luoyang due to being frightened about ghosts coming out---
“H-heeey! It’s unfair of you to secretly write down my weaknesses on such a place...no, these contents are all lies and I am not afraid of cats or ghosts... aaah, at any rate, you will be punisheeed!”
武則天 - アサシン
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Chapter 8
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Chapter 16