Beast (ビースト, Bīsuto?) is a non-standard Servant class populated by the seven entities classified among the Evils of Man (人類悪, Jinrui Aku?) -- the common designation for the Beasts of Calamity (災害の獣, Saigai no Shuu?). It is for the purpose of acting as a fail-safe by which to counteract the Evils of Man that the Seven Servants of the Station of the Crown (七つの冠位クラスのサーヴァント, Nanatsu no Kan'i Kurasu no Sa-vanto?, lit. "the Seven Crown-Class Servants") are summoned forth.
The Evils of Man are, as the name implies, the Stigmata of Humanity (人類の汚点, Jinrui no Oten?, lit. "blights / stains of humanity") -- the seven Calamities (災害, Saigai?) positioned to enact the annihilation of Man that threatens the continuity of the history of Man. Being entities that obtain standing within the World of the Primates (霊長の世, Reichou no Yo?) by way of factors that grow forth from human society and the Common Sense of Man (人理, Jinri?, lit. "Human Order"), the Evils of Man are existences that accumulate strength in proportion to the advancement of Man, and are in essence a cancer that consumes Humankind (人類種, Jinrui-shu?, lit. "the human breed") from within. Empowered by civilization itself, they are beings that consume civilization -- the embodiment of the destruction visited upon the works of Man.
Rather than Servants brought forth via the evocations of spells founded upon the Combat Ritual For the Salvation of the World -- "the Summoning of the Heroic Spirits" (英霊召喚, Eirei Shoukan?) -- the Beasts are the original beings that came to accumulate spiritual stature (霊格, reikaku?) as Saint Graphs (霊基, Reiki?, lit. "Spiritual Foundations"); the basis and archetype of the Heroic Spirits, which by the causality of self-inflicted karma come to act as a system for the Apoptosis of Man (人類の自滅機構, Jinrui no Jimetsu Kikou?). That is to say, the exceptional nature or capabilities that Heroic Spirits exhibit when summoned as Servants are justified upon the same mechanisms that lend the Evils of Man their capacity for threat.
Though the Beasts can be said to preside over the Seven Sins of Humanity (人類の七罪, Jinrui no Shichizai?), the sins that they represent are not the seven carried away upon the death of the Savior. Rather, these "sins" come of the attributes that humans embody in existing as humans; those things that cannot be set aside so long as humans continue to subsist as creatures who possess wisdom. Being existences that encompass all of humanity, the Evils cannot be withstood or overcome by any one human, or anything beholden to the laws of the Human Order; for just as Humanity is incapable of abandoning Wisdom, so too are the Evils an inevitable fixture of the Human Condition.
Entities of the Beast class are stated to possess the following capabilities as Class Skills:
- Independent Manifestation (単独顕現, Tandoku Kengen?) is a capacity that permits the unrestricted projection and materialization of the soul (魂の物質化, Tamashii no Bishitsu-ka?), permitting the skillholder to freely manifest within a time period and location of one's choosing. Being that the skillholder's soul fundamentally exists in a place beyond the boundaries of life and death and the limits of the History of Man, time travel may be enacted at will; and the projected flesh is in essence an immortal puppet controlled by the skillholder's consciousness. In the Final Singularity of Fate/Grand Order, Chloe von Einzbern implies that the Independent Manifestation exhibited by Goetia's Demon God Pillars (魔神柱, Mashinjuu?) is comparable to the use of the Third Magic.
- In the circumstance of Tiamat, Independent Manifestation is described as an expression of the skillholder's omnipresence across all eras and locales -- lending a general immunity against existential threats by way of time paradox or the conventional imposition of death (即死系攻撃, Sokushi-kei Kougeki?, lit. "instant death type attack").
- Independent Manifestation is otherwise suggested to be a Class Skill shared among the Grand Servants by Goetia in the guise of Solomon the Wise at the end of the Fourth Singularity in Fate/Grand Order. However, it is unknown if his statements are indeed founded in fact.
The Authority of the BeastEdit
- The Authority of the Beast (獣の権能, Juu no Kennou?) is an Anti-Human Skill that enhances the skillholder's capacity to harm existences that are classified as Humans. In the specific case of Tiamat, it is stated that access to such a Skill is held by right of standing as the Sea of Life (生命の海, Seimei no Umi?) itself -- being essentially a Divine Authority (権能, Kennou?) to destroy what one has birthed. It is likely that the Skill as held by the other Evils of Man is justified by alternative means. Again by the example of Tiamat, the Authority of the Beast is apparently communicable to other entities per the will of the skillholder.
- To take the example of Tiamat, the skill of Self-Modification (自己改造, Jiko Kaizou?) as held amongst the Evils of Man potentially permits the unrestricted fabrication and alteration of the skillholder's Saint Graph -- permitting, among other things, direct improvements to defense and the addition of capabilities. This is achieved in Tiamat's case by way of freely reshaping the Black Mud (黒泥, Kokudei?) that comprises the Sea of Life (生命の海, Seimei no Umi?) -- all of which is in effect an extension of her being. Per the circumstances of the Authority of the Beast, the mechanics and justification for the operation of the Skill among the other Evils of Man likely differ from Tiamat's rendition.
|I||Goetia||Grand Order||None||Pity (憐憫, Renbin?)|
|II||Tiamat||Grand Order||None||Regression (回帰, Kaiki?)|
|IV||Cath Palug||Grand Order||None||Comparison (比較, Hikaku?)|
|IV||Beast of 666||Second Holy Grail War||Manaka Sajyou||Unknown|
|VI||"The Holder of Nega-Messiah"||None||None||Unknown|
|VII||"The VII of the End"||None||None||Unknown|
Aside from the Beasts that have so far made an appearance, Fate/Grand Order and Fate/Extra CCC confirm the existence of several others. In Fate/Extra CCC, Gilgamesh also passingly compares BB to an Evil of Man.
- See also: "The VII of the End"
Beast VI (ビーストVI, Bi-suto VI?) is stated within Tiamat's in-game profile to possess the Personal Skill known as Nega-Messiah (ネガ・メサイヤ, Nega Mesaiya?) -- an ability of the same variety as Tiamat's Nega-Genesis (ネガ・ジェネシス, Nega Jeneshisu?), which generates a Conceptual Bounded Field (概念結界, Gainen Kekkai?) that rejects the evolutionary course (進化, Shinka?) and the Genesis of the Earth (地球創世, Chikyuu Sousei?) expressed within the proper continuity of the History of Man (人類史, Jinrui-shi?), consequently proffering a resistance against the Noble Phantasms of any Servants generated as an output of the above processes.
The Beast of "Regret"Edit
In Chapter 4 of the 7th Singularity, the Old Man of the Mountain mentions that, just as Pity (憐憫, Renbin?) is "one amongst the Evils" (悪の一つ, Aku no Hitotsu?), so too is Regret (慚愧, Zanki?, lit. Feelings of Shame / Regret / Repentence). The identity and numerical designation of the Beast that presides over Regret is presently unknown.
Hakumen Konmou Kyuubi no KitsuneEdit
- Main article: Amaterasu
In Fate/Extra CCC, the Golden-Furred White-Faced Nine-Tailed Fox (白面金毛九尾の狐, Hakumen Konmou Kyuubi no Kitsune?) that speaks to Hakuno Kishinami in Tamamo-no-Mae's Secret Garden #3 gives that as Divine Spirits are "merely extant" (ただそこにあるだけ, tada soko ni aru dake?, lit. "merely existent in that location") as temporal circumstance or phenomena (時勢、現象, Jisei, Genshou?) fundamentally absent of human notions of positive or negative valence, so too is she herself "merely extant" as an Evil of Man. Furthermore, the expression of her existence and that of her aspects conform unfailingly to the present convictions of Man, much in the manner of Divine Spirits; and thus, whether she manifests as a benevolent or monstrous being is inconstant, varying from era to era per the requirements of humanity.
As a Beast, the numerical designation associated with the Golden-Furred Fox is unknown, and the Sin that she presides over is similarly unknown.
In Chapter 15 of the Final Singularity of Fate/Grand Order, it is stated that the Primate Murder mentioned in the materials for Kagetsu Tohya is an alternate-world iteration of the Beast IV (ビーストIV, Bi-suto IV?), which is expressed within the continuity of Fate/Grand Order as Cath Palug (キャスパリーグ, Kyasu Parīgu?). However, as Cath Palug is more accurately a member of the Breed of Calamity (災害の種, Saigai no Shuu?) -- the species that holds the potential to manifest the Fourth Beast -- it is unclear that Primate Murder is indeed a divergent expression of the specific Cath Palug that appears before the Protagonist of Fate/Grand Order.
The Ancient "I"Edit
In Melty Blood: Actress Again, the Dust of Osiris plots to crystallize the whole of the planet and its inhabitants as Philosopher's Stones (賢者の石, Kenja no Ishi?) -- a medium by which to render the continuity of history to permanent, imperishable record as a matter of preserving humans against certain destruction. Arcueid Brunestud, upon learning of her plan, states that "the approach of overcoming death by reducing all things to zero" has been attempted before, and that the thinking behind it is a thousand years out of date -- having originally been the plan of the Ancient "I" (古い"一", Furui "Ichi"?). It is unclear if the Ancient "I" of the Melty Blood continuity is equivalent in meaning to Goetia's title as the "I" of the Original Sin (原罪の"一", Genzai no "Ichi"?).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - Gilgamesh on the Evils of Man [T]
Gilgamesh: Now, Merlin truly did say Evil of Humanity?
Mashu: Yes he did. He said the King of Magic awoke one of the seven evils of humanity. Excuse me, King Gilgamesh, but what are the evils of humanity?
Gilgamesh: What, you have yet to know? I thought you already found the answer in your quest. The evils of humanity are blights of humanity, they refer to the many disasters that would destroy humanity. They become stronger the more humanity develops, like a cancer eating its society from the inside. It’s backwater resting in human history, to be frank.
Da Vinci: Do you mean something looking for vengeance like the Gorgon? Something that will destroy humanity with enmity?
Gilgamesh: It’s the opposite, o fair creature. The evils of humanity are not the evils that will destroy humanity. They are the evils that humanity will destroy.
Mashu: The evils that humanity will destroy?
Gilgamesh: Yes, hm. You should ask the explanation for that from the one appropriate for it. For now, just remember that they are disasters that threaten human history: the self-extinction mechanisms and safety devices of humanity that were the basis for the heroic spirit summoning. The seven evils of humanities. They too manifest as spiritual foundations, as seven disasters born by the beastliness of humanity. In other words, Class Beast. What the King of Magic awoke was such a beast.
Ishtar: Hold on. The primordial sea should be Mother. Isn’t this anomaly being caused by the goddess Tiamat?
Gilgamesh: Fool. I said Tiamat is the Beast. The foe we face is a legitimate and true god of primordial earth.
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - The Name of the Beast
Mashu: Class Beast ... The Seven Evils of Man ... Is that the designation of our Enemy?
Gilgamesh: Indeed. That is the term for the Beasts of Calamity in collective.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - Saint Graphs
Gilgamesh: The Seven Evils of Man. They as well exist and manifest as Saint Graphs. They are the Seven Calamities born of the animalistic qualities inherent to humanity --
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - Failsafe & Apoptosis
Gilgamesh: Commit this to memory, for this is the nature of the Calamities that presently threaten the History of Man. They are the archetype upon which the summoning of the Heroic Spirits is built -- at once the fail-safe of Man and the system by which the Apoptosis of Humanity is enacted.
 JP Wiki - Beast - Grand Servants as a Fail-Safe
The seven Grand-Class Servants therefore exist as a fail-safe, made summonable for the purpose of defeating these.
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - The Stigmata of Man
Gilgamesh: The Evils of Man, as the name implies, refers to the various Calamities positioned to enact the annihilation of Man.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - Strength in Proportion to Man
Gilgamesh: They accumulate strength in proportion to the advancement of Man, and are in essence as a cancer that consumes society from within. To rephrase, they are as a stagnation within the current of human history.
 JP Wiki - Beast - Born of Civilization to Destroy Civilization
Entities spawned of civilization that consume civilization. The embodiment of the destruction visited upon the works of man -- positioned in obstruction of the World of the Primates.
 JP Wiki - Solomon - The Spell for the Salvation of the World
Being a Heroic Spirit manifest by way of the Foundation from which the Summoning System utilized in the Heaven's Feel of Fuyuki was derived -- "the Combat Ritual For the Salvation of the World" -- his attributes are of a caliber superior to that of the average Servant.
 JP Wiki - Servant - The Spell for the Salvation of Primates
Per the canon of "Grand Order," the summoning of the Heroic Spirits was in its earliest form an instrument utilized by the Counter Force for the preservation of Humanity -- "the Combat Magecraft For the Salvation of the World of the Primates."
 JP Wiki - Beast - Karma & Apoptosis
Ergo, alongside the factors of mortality that exist of self-inflicted karma, the Summoning of the Heroic Spirits was in its original form an aspect of the mechanism for the Self-Elimination of Man; that is to say, Apoptosis.
 JP Wiki - Beast - The Seven Deadly Sins
These are not the Seven Sins carried away upon the death of the Savior; they come of the attributes that humans embody in existing as humans; those things that cannot be set aside so long as humans continue to subsist as creatures possessed of Wisdom.
 JP Wiki - Beast - The Fruit of Wisdom Cannot Be Abandoned
As Evils of such gargantuan scale as to encompass all of humanity, they cannot be overcome by anyone; and just as Humanity is incapable of abandoning Wisdom, so too are they unable to abandon the Evils.
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 16 - The Evils That Man Will Destroy
Gilgamesh: The Evils of Man are not the Evils by which Humanity comes to destruction. Rather, they are the Evils that Humanity shall come to destroy.
 Fate/Grand Order, Final Singularity, Chapter 9 - The 3rd Magic
Illya: Over here, Kuro! That pillar -- it's replicating like crazy! What is that thing, Ruby? It's like super gross!
Ruby: Uh -- something that modern humans would probably have a bit of trouble dealing with? As far as the Spell Format goes ... looks like a mess of Age of Divinities bullshit. I guarantee that if you go at it, you're gonna have a bad time, 'cause it'll keep on resurrecting no matter how many times you take it down. Do you seriously intend to fight it, Illya-san?
Illya: Of course I do! It's only common sense that we'd fight alongside everyone else! I mean, we became friends with Master-san specifically to help her! This is the reason that we joined Chaldea in the first place!
Chloe: That's right. While I'm not exactly happy about pulling an all-nighter, I've made a promise to return the favors that I owe. Normally it'd be Mahou Shoujo-istically NG to go up against a tentacle monster, but -- well, I guess it's worth it for just the opportunity to cut 'em down? Especially since it somehow feels like these guys are lookin' down on the 3rd Magic. -- Let's go Illya. Even if it's just an inkling, let's show them the true power of the House Einzbern!
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3
 Fate/Grand Order - Beast II Profile [T]
Tiamat - Beast II
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Kotetsu Yamanaka
Voice Actor: Aoi Yūki
Noble Phantasm: -
One of the creator deities of Mesopotamian myth.
The gods were born from the union of the freshwater Abzu and the saltwater Tiamat. Then, the gods rebelled against their father, and seized authority over the world from him.
Tiamat quietly approved of her children’s actions. It was proof that her love for her children outweighed her love for her husband.
However, the gods then turned their blades on Tiamat. Tiamat wailed and raged, birthing eleven new Magical Beasts to oppose the gods.
At the end of the war, Tiamat and the Eleven Beasts were destroyed.
The gods split Tiamat’s corpse in two, and used them to form the heavens and earth. It is said that this ritual created the world of humans.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
Height/Weight: 160 cm ~ 74000000 km²(3)・??kg
Source: Ancient Mesopotamian Mythology
Alignment: Chaotic Evil Gender: Female
The black mud is also included in Tiamat’s height. However, the mud is made of imaginary numbers, so her weight is unquantifiable.
Meanwhile, Tiamat’s volume is infinite. In other words, she is a four-dimensional pocket.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
Tiamat is the womb that was cast aside after the world was created.
She is the Maternal Sea who was used as the soil to give birth to life, but once the Earth’s environment settled and ecosystems were established, Tiamat was deemed unnecessary and driven out into the world of imaginary numbers. (The Inner World. Lifeless imaginary number space, not a parallel universe.)
Because the Earth’s ecosystems were established, Tiamat, who randomly designs life, was no longer needed.
The goddess became nothing more than an obstacle to the process by which life forms acquired the intelligence determined by the planet.
Since then, Tiamat has been waiting in the world of imaginary numbers for her chance to return to Earth.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
- Authority of the Beast: A
This can be considered an anti-humanity Skill.
It is an ability that is especially effective against Heroic Spirits, Divine Spirits, and all things born from the mother’s body.
This Skill is not possessed solely by the Second Beast, but also by all Magical Beasts she gives birth to.
- Independent Manifestation: B
The Skill to manifest independently in the current world.
Seven days after manifestation, the Indian Ocean will be smothered black.
Once Tiamat manifests, she unceasingly gives birth to Magical Beasts, and sets out to devour humanity.
However, the body of the Second Beast is the ocean itself, so it cannot move onto land. Instead, it is her children’s role to mop up the human race.
Furthermore, this Skill is an expression of the holder’s presence across all of space-time, rendering her immune to attacks by methods such as time travel paradoxes, and canceling out all instant death attacks as well.
- Self-Modification: EX
Tiamat can remold her own Saint Graph using the black Sea of Life.
Her body can grow from its standard Saint Graph (Femme Fatale) into that of a dragon over 60 meters in length.
Once Tiamat becomes a dragon, attacks against her of A++ rank or lower are nullified.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
- Sea of Life: EX
The Second Beast itself is the sea which gives rise to life.
It cycles the True Ether of primordial Earth, so its mana supply within this sea is infinite.
All who are caught and drowned in the black mud are randomly assigned the following Skills: Self-Modification, Life Transformation, Life Fusion, and Individual Multiplication.
Once these organisms exit the sea to make landfall, they are forced into a cellular-level geis — a nitrogenous base contract (amino-geis) — and automatically become enemies of humankind.
- Nega-Genesis: A
A Skill of the same type as Nega-Messiah, which is possessed by the Sixth Beast.
It is a conceptual bounded field which completely overturns modern evolutionary theory and the predictions of Earth’s genesis.
Thanks to this ability, the Second Beast has acquired a strong resistance to the Noble Phantasms of Servants created by correct human history.
- Monstrous Strength: A++
One’s ability as a monster. This Skill raises the user’s Strength.
It is at about the highest possible level. This is why Tiamat’s Strength is that of a titan when she makes the black mud into her body and manifests in her draconic form.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
With the collapse of the cornerstone of anthropic principle, Tiamat managed to return to this world with the power of the Holy Grail. And yet, she was in middle of a slumber.
Setting aside wherever it was caused by Merlin’s magecraft, she awoke from that sleep due to the attack from Chaldea and set out to eradicate mankind in accordance with her instincts.
While there is resentment・hatred・sadness for being discarded as someone who had already served her purpose, this is also a deed of indulging in the “joy” of once again repainting the Earth’s ecosystem and having everything come back to the mother.
Her Class was determined by this true nature described above.
The goddess of genesis and the likes are nothing but fake names.
Deserted by humans, this is one of the most rejected great disasters in human history.
Its name is Beast II.
One of the seven human vices, the beast carrying the principle of "regression."
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
It is impossible to confirm if Tiamat possesses anything resembling a personality.
Perhaps she lost her intellect, or perhaps she never had one to begin with. Either is acceptable.
The only meaning to her existence is to create, raise, and love her children. Thus, she set out to make war against humanity for declaring that it has no need for her.
It is the functioning of an extremely primitive system: “If I do not exterminate modern humanity, I will be killed.”
•Motivations・Attitude towards the Master
One of seven billion. An obvious target to be obliterated.
While the Second Beast is a repulsive invader to humanity, humans are terrifying aliens (extraterrestrials) to the Second Beast.
ティアマト - ビーストⅡ
- Authority of the Beast: A
 Fate/Extra CCC, Gilgamesh - Beautiful Machine
その美しさは、機械としての美しさだ。 ここには生命の息吹が一切ない。 あらゆる要素が生命活動を否定している。
我は多くの災害と人悪を見定めてきた。 貴様らにとって悪とされるモノたちも、 根本には人間への情があった。
それが自己にのみ向けられた博愛であれ、 他者に向けた憎悪であれな。 だが、これは違う。
この闇は人間的でありながら、人間としての 情を持たぬ排斥の宇宙。この世すべての悪を 上回る、まったく新しい"人類悪"だ。
 Fate/Extra CCC, Tamamo-no-Mae - Secret Garden #3 Event Conversation
But hear Us. Good and Evil; Lawfulness and Chaos; Great and Meager; Perpetrator and Victim. Such dichotomies as these are of no relevance to Us.
We exist as an Evil of Man that is merely extant, just so as the Divinities are merely extant as configurations of temporal circumstance and phenomena.
That which we desire to harvest are the fruits of Ideation alone. But be that they come of prayers for peace or the hatred accumulated of war, the thoughts of Men are equal in Heat.
In those eras where peace is valued, let that Men may prosper; that they are cultivated, such that we might harvest their faith.
In those eras where war is valued, let that Men be driven; that they are slaughtered, such that we might harvest their enmity.
Do you come now to comprehend? The benevolence and malice borne by a Divinity necessarily conforms with the will of Men, and with the conditions of an era. Therefore --
So too shall the one that you love change with the passage of time. Irrelevant of your devotions, she shall come one day to bare her fangs against Humanity.
Can your love for that Tail be unfaltering even so? Can it endure that a Monstrosity lurks everpresent within her shadow, beckoning uncertain Calamity?
だが聞け。 善と悪。法と無法。 強者と弱者。加害者と被害者。そのような理由に妾は関与せぬ。
妾たちが集めるものは想念のみ。 平和への祈りも、殺し合いの憎しみも、 想いとして熱量は変わらぬ。
理解したかえ？ 神の善悪は時代と人間が決めるもの。 然るに―――
おまえが愛するアレも、時代によって 変貌する。おまえの愛とは関係なく、 人を殺す悪鬼となる。
それでも貴様はあの一尾を愛するのか？ いつ怪物になるか分からぬ、 いつ破滅を呼ぶか分からぬ災害を？
- ↑ Tamamo's 3rd Secret Garden event conversation
 Melty Blood: Actress Again - Overcoming Death by the Reduction of All to Zero
Arcueid: The approach of overcoming death by way of reducing all things to zero? Sorry to say, but that's been tried before.
アルクェイド: 一切をゼロにして死を癒すってアプローチ？ 残念だけど、それ、とっくに試されてるから。
 Melty Blood: Actress Again - The Ancient "I"
Arcueid: O bird of the Underworld, graceful Osiris -- your thinking is a thousand years out-dated. Yours was also the delusion of the Ancient "I."