|Also known as:|| Raikou|
Minamoto no Raikou
|Appears in:||Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:||Haruka Tomatsu|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
|Place of Origin:||Japan|
Berserker's True Name is Minamoto no Raikou (源 頼光, Minamoto no Raikō?), also known as Minamoto no Yorimitsu, a person from the 10th~11th Century. Born as the eldest son of the Minamoto family, he is the founder of Settsu Genji-line and a person who contributed for the advancement of the Seiwa Genji as a whole. Also, the strongest mystery-slayer of the Heian period who destroyed many apparitions such as "Shuten-douji of Mt. Ooe", the "Oogumo from the imperial capital" and "Asakura Temple's Gyuuki". She slayed many monsters including Shuten-douji, Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛, ? lit. "Earth/Dirt Spider") and her own younger brother turned oni, Ushi Gozen, also called Ushi-oni (牛鬼, ? lit. "Ox-Oni").
Naturally, a male in historical fact. As for the reason why she is a woman, it seems to be related to the secret of her birth. Leading her subordinates, the Yorimitsu's Four Heavenly Kings (頼光四天王, Yorimitsu Shiten'nō?), Watanabe no Tsuna, Sakata Kintoki, Urabe no Suetake and Usui Sadamitsu, she continued to protect the peace of the imperial capital.
Unbeknownst to most, she is born Ushi Gozen, a descendant of the Ox-Head King (牛頭天王, Gozu-ten'nō?), and was thus abandoned and imprisoned by her father. However, realizing she is an indisputable genius, her father reinvited her back to the family under the guise of a new born son. The defeat of Ushi-oni was actually an act to separate and seal away her Oni part.
While a cool-headed warrior, she is a beautiful woman who possesses overflowing tolerance. Truly, a personification of maternal love. An elegant, virtuous and glamorous woman in her blooming age.
—Minamoto no Yorimitsu
An earnest career soldier, but she becomes an indulgent, worrywart crybaby when it concerns Sakata Kintoki. Although she appears as a good-conscious person who values peace, because her nature is that of something not human (there is some divinity mixed in), she perceive things in an overlooking manner, focused on the big-picture. On the other hand, her passion towards those she came to like is strong, turning into a personification of maternal love that "makes an enemy out of the world for the sake of her child". For her, a "lover" equals to "her own child". She herself does not realize at all the deviation of such way of perceiving things.
Due to her Mad Enhancement skill, she does not lose her reason and remains as her original intellectual self. However, with the impurity of the oni's blood, said mentality became morally broken due the manifestation of an bizarre maternal love (she would eliminate anything for the sake of her beloved, attempting to protect him in a fanatic manner). While talking of a proper love, she loses sight of social morals when it is for the sake of love, approving all sorts of deeds... in other words, she is mentally ill. She distinguish herself from other Berserkers due to not letting others perceive how broken she is at all. Fundamentally, it is impossible to persuade, make her correct her ways.
Demonic Fairy Tale: OnigashimaEdit
Upon arriving at the summit of Onigashima, the Protagonist, Mash Kyrielight, Benkei, Ushiwakamaru, Sakata Kintoki and Fuuma Kotarou encounters Raikou. Sakata Kintoki realize that Raikou is actually Ushi-gozen of Suzugamori.
Her Noble Phantasm is Ox-King Storm Call - The Inescapable Net of Heaven.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
- ↑ 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 1.24 1.25 Fate/Grand Order - Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Translation by Master of Chaos
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fate/Grand Order - Demonic Fairy Tale: Onigashima - Act 13: And Then, Momotarou…
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Berserker interlude 01: The True Form of Ushi-gozen: A Different Account
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Doujigiri Yasutsuna