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Avenger

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Japanese name: アヴェンジャー
Also known as: The Count of Monte Cristo
The King of the Cavern
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Avenger
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 185cm[1]
Weight: 75kg[1]
Place of Origin: France[1]

Avenger (アヴェンジャー, Avenjā?) an Avenger-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Avenger's True Name is Edmond Dantès (エドモン・ダンテス, Edomon Dantesu?), known popularly as The Count of Monte Cristo (モンテ・クリスト伯, Monte Kurisuto-haku?) and the King of the Cavern (巌窟王, Gankutsuō?). Treated as a literary creation by Alexandre Dumas, he came to be known as the individual who "possesses the world's greatest popularity as a revenger." Living as a seaman in Marseille, he was torn away from his love Mercédès after being imprisoned in the hellish Château d'If on a false charge derived from an unscrupulous conspiracy. Through possessing a mind of steel, he did not fall into despair during his imprisonment and met the similarly imprisoned Abbe Faria, who guided Edmond and was later confirmed in modern times to have really existed.[1]

After escaping his prison, he obtained the treasure of Monte Cristo island, learned that his love and covetous affection towards Mercédès had been trampled upon and snatched away from him, and began a tragic revenge plot while concealing his identity. He soon came through Paris while dragging those who deceived him, now leading figures reigning over France, into hell. At the end of his journey, he was reformed through his anguish and regret, leaving with his mistress Haydée – an Albanian princess who had been sold into slavery by Fernand de Morcerf (formerly Mondengo), who had also betrayed Dantes, before Monte Cristo rescued her and eventually fell in love with her.

Through his stern way of life, tragic revenge, his trampled love towards Mercédès, and his journey of reform, he has been applauded by the people, from not only France but worldwide, and remembered as "the most famous revenger in the world"."[1]

AppearanceEdit

PersonalityEdit

“My name is the King of the CavernMonte Cristo.
Unknown to love, unknown to compassion, established as the black flame of grudge that blazes itself dazzlingly only by means of hatred and revenge; nothing but an Avenger who rages until he turns everything to ashes.
My favorite mistress, Haydee, is nowhere in this world, so this body shall remain a nemesis for eternity--”

—Avenger

“One of my names is enough to strike terror into your heart, but I don't have to tell you what it is, do I? You've already guessed it, haven't you? Or rather, you remember it, for despite all my years of sorrow and torment, the joy of vengeance has made my face young again!”

—Monte Cristo to Fernand de Morcerf, from Chapter 54 of "The Count of Monte Cristo"

While his True Name is Edmond Dantès, Avenger perceives himself to be a different person from the seaman from Marseille. While in life he had abandoned his dark nature at the end of his gruesome and tragic revenge in Paris, his powerful and vengeful Monte Cristo persona has manifested as a Servant and is still acting as the "image of a nemesis", so he claims "In that case, I am not Edmond." His catchphrase is "Wait and hope" (in French, "Attendre, esperer") , which is a direct quotation from the ending of The Count of Monte Cristo in his farewell letter to his friend Maximilien Morrel [1] and the name of one of his Noble Phantasms.

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Boundary of Emptiness: The Garden of OrderEdit

The Protagonist, Mash Kyrielight, Fou and Shiki Ryougi encounters Avenger in the woods outside Ogawa Apartment Complex. He is shrouded in darkness, he caused an unstable spiritron which caused the connection with Romani Archaman to be cut off. Shiki believes he is emitting killing aura, however Avenger corrects Shiki, saying he is nothing but pure rage. Mash couldn't identify the Servant's class. Avenger was bewildered by the protagonist and Shiki's action for killing the spirits of the dead. He believes the Ogawa Apartment Complex is a place of salvation for the spirits of the dead. His figure fades away. Something else appears, and screams.[2]

The Vengeance Demon Howls in the Prison TowerEdit

Avenger is the main protagonist in The Vengeance Demon Howls in the Prison Tower (監獄塔に復讐鬼は哭く, Kangoku-tō ni Fukushū Oni wa Naku?).

The Temple of Time at the Station of the Crown: Salomon - The Final SingularityEdit

Avenger shows again during the Final Singularity to assist the protagonist once more, fighting the Demon Pillar Andromalius.

AbilitiesEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Rui Komatsuzaki is the character designer for Avenger, who also designed the characters for Danganronpa Series. His meta title "Super High School-tier Heroic Spirit" also referenced the Danganronpa, where the characters are all Super High School-Tier students.

Rather than go for the traditional image of a "cool old Count" for Dantes' character that Nasu feels was "brought to utter perfection" by Gonzo in their Gankutsuou anime, they wished to distance themselves from that characterization and instead went for a twist with a "younger count." He is a "Super High School-tier Heroic Spirit", developed with the idea of having a "cool dark hero" and out of Nasu's desire for having a Komatsuzaki-developed Servant. Nasu feels that Dantes' "true worth" is in his third stage appearane, the "condensation of his chuuni essence."[3][4]

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 Fate/Grand Order - Edmond Dantès, Translation by Master of Chaos
  2. Fate/Grand Order - Boundary of Emptiness: The Garden of Order, In the woods
  3. Nasu blog 3/14/16 translation
  4. Nasu blog 3/15/16 translation

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