Berserker (Fate/Grand Order - Beowulf)

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Nasuverse character




Japanese name: バーサーカー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Kazuya Nakai
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 186cm[1]
Weight: 81kg[1]
Place of Origin: Europe[1]

Berserker (バーサーカー, Bāsākā?) is a Berserker-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Berserker's True Name is Beowulf (ベオウルフ, Beourufu?), the protagonist of "Beowulf", said to be the oldest epic poem of English literature. The setting of the epic poem amounts to south of modern Sweden to the vicinity of Denmark.[1]

This tale is composed by two parts; part one is the story about Beowulf proceeding to exterminate the giant Grendel together with fifteen of his subordinates, while part two portrays an aged Beowulf unfolding a mortal combat with a dragon, fifty years after. It has been said that the dragon who fought the aged Beowulf would amass treasures and spit out fire. It could be said that its existence is like an archetype of the dragons that appear in fantasy stories.[1]



That being said, since the Beowulf in this work has been summoned in his golden age, he is a battle-maniac by nature. Seems that, if he were to meet Achilles or Heracles, he would end up entering a mode of "there is no choice but to talk with our fists!" Lacks most of the merits and demerits from Mad Enhancement, and even mutual understanding by means of conversation is possible. He possesses reason, and it is also possible to have a high grade conversation with him.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit


The etymology of Berserker; one of the Servant Classes, is the berserk from Norse mythology, and it has been told that Beowulf's name also has its origins in this berserk. However, he accomplished the feat of dragon slayer while retaining his reason even after having aged and does not display even a fragment of madness.[1]

While highly associated with the word Berserker, he never lost his sanity in life. Likewise, his Mad Enhancement merely makes him more rough, but with completely no enhancement in stats or weakening in reasoning. It is just to the degree of some ferocity being left, and there is no effect whatsoever to the Parameters.[1]

The dual swords he carries, one of which is Hrunting, are said to be demonic swords, though they aren't where his true power lies.[1]


Creation and ConceptionEdit

“1st RULE: You do not talk about the HOLY GRAIL WAR. 2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about the HOLY GRAIL WAR.”
Yuuichirou Higashide

Shimokoshi is the character designer for Beowulf.[1] Yuuichirou Higashide was in charge of the story details of Beowulf, basing the concept of his character on Tyler Durden of the film Fight Club.[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 Fate/Grand Order - Beowulf, Translation by Master of Chaos
  2. Yuuichirou Higashide Twitter 02/03/16 - "Right so the pickup for Brynhildr, Beowulf, and Fionn mac Cumhaill is starting. I was in charge of the setting for Beowulf. His concept was Tyler Durden. 1st RULE: You do not talk about the HOLY GRAIL WAR. 2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about the HOLY GRAIL WAR."

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