|Berserker of "Black"|
|Appears in:|| Capsule Servant|
|Japanese VA:||Ai Nonaka|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia)|
|Birthday:||"A dreary night in November"|
|Place of Origin:||Europe and the United States, whole world|
|Talents:||Self-generation of electricity|
|Natural enemy:||Saber of Red|
|Image Color:||Ivory colour|
Berserker's True Name is Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster (フランケンシュタインの怪物 フランケンシュタイン, Furankenshutain no Kaibutsu Furankenshutain?), the homunculus created by Victor Frankenstein appearing in Mary Shelley's novel. She was the result of two years of work on a patchwork of lifeless flesh that was given life, his obsession to create an "ideal human." Differing from his ideal wise and beautiful human being, he found her to be a repulsive monster, quickly dissembling her in terror and leaving it all behind. She still lived even in pieces, and was able to reconnect and repair herself. She doggedly pursued him to Geneva, Switzerland, the chase built on both hatred and admiration for the person whom she looked upon as a father. She eventually found and appealed to him:
"I never wanted to trouble you... but when you created me, you made me as only me. I am all alone, and it's painful... it's agonizing... it hurts. So, please, just one more. Please, create one more of me. If anyone can, it is you. Please... give me a mate."
He flatly refused, believing himself to have birthed of a hideous creature and being unthinkable to even consider another. Though she pleaded, he denied her again and again, causing her to realize the truth and fall into deep despair. She decided that she must have him create another no matter what, so she killed those acquainted with him, those with no relation at all, and even his fiancee. He continued to flee from her despite that, denying it to the end. Even as he died in madness, he still regretted it until his last breath. With the man she had looked up to gone and without anyone to hate, she parted from Walton, the man who watched over Frankenstein's final moment, and traveled to the uttermost north. She built herself a pyre, allowing herself to be consumed by the flames while thinking, "May my ashes be scattered across the seas..." That was the end of the monster born from the delusions of Frankenstein.
Berserker is a lovely young girl clad in a white dress with empty eyes, carrying a giant mace. Her eyes are normally covered by her long hair and only peek between the gaps. While Frankenstein is known for being a tall man over two meters tall, reminiscent of the portrayals of Boris Karloff and Robert de Niro, she resembles the Bride of Frankenstein at first glance. Due to her appearance, Caules is confused as to whether Victor Frankenstein had a twisted sense of beauty when looking upon her and calling her repulsive, or if she possesses an inconcealable foulness despite her external beauty.
Mad Enhancement has robbed her of most of her linguistic ability, limiting her responses to head-shaking and grunts; the only time she was able to speak was when she was summoned and when she was trying to kill herself along with Saber of Red using her Blasted Tree. She can differentiate friend and foe, and she is able to communicate simple ideas. Due to a lack of skill in expression, and fearful of her own monstrous nature, she maintains a shy silence that conceals her high intelligence and empathetic capabilities, except for the emotion of sorrow. She prefers to remain in material form, and she sullenly moans when forced by Caules to remain in spiritual form. Rather than running wild, she prefers to pick flowers in the castle's courtyard garden or stare at the sky. She dislikes the overly-friendly Rider of Black, only rarely responding to his inquisitive attempts to speak with her out of annoyance. Extremely mindful of energy conservation, she will turn off the lights in the bathroom if her Master leaves them on after use.
Her wish is to bring forth a mate that is the same kind of being as her. Beings like the homunculi of Yggdmillennia, although similar, are not good enough for her, showing lines that she refuses to cross in her own way.
Berserker is summoned by Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia with Victor Frankenstein's plans for a "perfect human" as a catalyst in a multiple Servant summoning along with three other Servants. As the Servants' true names are to be shared, the inquisitive Rider of Black asks for her name, but she shakes her head. Thinking it is solely because she cannot speak, Rider asks the flustered Caules, and Berserker grumbles in displeasure as he speaks it. They leave together after the ritual is over, moaning in something close to agreement. She remains angry at him for revealing her true name when even the Black Faction may later become their enemies in the Holy Grail War, and while she picks flowers in the garden, he apologies to her in order to come to understand her better. She feels assured after knowing that her Master properly understands the Holy Grail War, and she agrees to simply focus on surviving. He asks her to correct the details of her legend in order to better understand her due to there being obvious discrepancies, and she bows her head earnestly at the request.
She does not interrupt his tale, either because Caules gets it correct or she does not care. She identifies her wish of a mate, taking offense by shoving a flower in his face when Caules suggests something like one of Yggdmillennia's homunculi. She nods for him to relate his wish to her, but he does not have one at the moment. Initially displeased by the answer, he explains his reasoning, and she grunts to show that she approves to some extent. As he begins to leave, she gives him a flower and returns to picking flowers again. As she begins to rip them to shreds, Caules is reminded of the part of the legend where she was said to have thrown the farmer's daughter into the lake thinking she would float like the flower game they were playing, and hastily retreats.
Berserker is deployed along with Saber of Black to act as part of the plan to capture the rogue Berserker of Red. They encounter Rider of Red and Archer of Red as they act as Red Berserker's backup. As Archer retreats into the forest, Rider taunts the two, causing them to become angered at the insult to their pride. As Rider challenges them, they both charge at him.
Berserker is a relatively new mystery who does not stand out even with the raised parameters provided by Mad Enhancement, making her a suitable Servant for the low-aptitude Caules. Her true worth instead lies in a unique, innate skill. As she is a Berserker meant to rage on the battlefield in madness without accepting orders and eventually fall, Darnic has little expectations of her in the battle plan of the Black Faction. He plans to use her to bring about massive destruction on the battlefield by having Caules use his Command Spells at the right time to strike up confusion in the Red Faction. Normally slow to respond in interpersonal interaction, she exhibits surprising agility and toughness in combat; in Berserk Mode, she executes commands with extreme faithfulness. Her Noble Phantasms are Bridal Chest and Blasted Tree.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
The description for her original design in Fate/complete material IV differentiates in that she was rejected by her creator when she professed a love for him. Fearful of her interests, her creator dismembered her and escaped to his birthplace in an Alpine village outside Geneva. Reassembling herself and tracking him on instinct, she began to recognize over time that though she was kind in nature, she was also an existence of cursed monstrosity. The understanding of the reasoning behind her creator's rejection drove her to anger and despair, and she took the lives of his family members, pursuing him across Europe in the aftermath. Her creator eventually underwent a mental breakdown and took his own life. At the loss of the subject of her love, hopes, and hatred, the automaton drowned herself in the icy waters of the Arctic.
- ↑ 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
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Frankenstein, p.332-333
Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster is the cyborg that appears in Mary Shelley's novel. Normally slow to respond in interpersonal interaction, she exhibits surprising agility and toughness in combat; in Berserk Mode, she executes commands with extreme faithfulness. Due to a lack of skill in expression, and fearful of her own monstrous nature, she maintains a shy silence that conceals her high intelligence and empathetic capabilities (except for the emotion of sorrow). Extremely mindful of energy conservation; if her Master leaves the lights on in the bathroom after use, she will turn it off for him.
- Source：Novel "Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus"
- Location：Europe and the United States,
- Alignment：Chaotic Neutral
- Armament: Mace
Illustrations: Takeshi Okazaki
Creator: Meteor Hoshizora (TYPE-MOON)
An artificial lifeform created by the researcher Frankenstein; she was rejected by her creator when she professed a love for him. Fearful of her interests, her creator dismembered her and escaped to his birthplace in an Alpine village outside Geneva. Reassembling herself and tracking him on instinct, she began to recognize over time that though she was kind in nature, she was also an existence of cursed monstrosity. The understanding of the reasoning behind her creator's rejection drove her to anger and despair, and she took the lives of his family members, pursuing him across Europe in the aftermath. Her creator eventually underwent a mental breakdown and took his own life. At the loss of the subject of her love, hopes, and hatred, the automaton drowned herself in the icy waters of the Arctic.
- STR: C
- CON: B
- AGI: D
- MGI: D
- LCK: B
- Noble Phantasm: C
- Scream of the False Lifeform (Scream of Terror)
The Servant is capable of emitting an immense scream, temporarily robbing enemies and allies alike of their ability to think and respond; those who do not expect it or are incapable of the mental resilience to withstand it may temporarily lose their ability to breathe. The effectiveness of the skill is increased with activation of Mad Enhancement. Incidentally, in Berserk Mode, the Servant expresses approval with the phrase "Yaaa," and disapproval with the phrase "Uiii," but it is impossible to discern anything but madness.
Unrestricted conversion and accumulation of magical energy and bio-electric energy. Thaumaturgical attacks involving no material existence -- wind manipulation, energy bullets, beam attacks -- are converted to electricity and rendered without effect, discharged into the environment. Absorbed electricity may be used to implement rapid self-repair and physical attribute reinforcement. Like Phlogiston and Ether, the concept of Galvinism, which explains organic activity as a bio-electric process, falls under the domain of Alchemy.
- Bridal Chest: A Maiden's Chastity Strength: Medium
A large mace used by the Servant as a striking weapon, which gives off discharges electricity with the appearance of tree branches. In reality, the Servant's reactor core / heart is contained within the large spherical bulb, and the fin on the opposite end remotely transfers energy to the Servant's main body. With high efficiency, the implement continuously gathers energy wasted by the Servant or present in her surroundings, and is constantly manifested outside of combat to power her. If exposed to a high-magical energy environment -- for example, in the midst of combat -- the function of Galvinism and the Bridal Chest combine to qualify the Noble Phantasm as a "Type II Perpetual Motion Engine."
- Blasted Tree: The Lightning Tree of Crucifixion Strength: Large
Use of the Bridal Chest in a suicide move -- the fin of the mace is planted into the ground, and the reactor's limiters are completely released, discharging all gathered electricity into the surrounding environment as an area of effect attack with target homing; momentarily giving the Noble Phantasm in the silhouette of a towering tree. May be implemented from the Servant's own body rather than the Bridal Chest if the enemy force is a single opponent within short range. Use of this technique results in permanent deactivation, but there is a low probability that a second Frankenstein's Monster will be materialized in the wake of the attack. However, in death, it would be impossible for the Servant to witness the results of her actions.
- 出典：小説『Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus』
- 乙女の貞節 - 威力：中
- 磔刑の雷樹 - 威力：大
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Berserker of Black, p.030-031
Master: Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia
True name: Frankenstein
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Noble Phantasm: C
■ Mad Enhancement: D
Strength and Endurance parameters are up. Language ability is simple. Continuing complex thoughts over long periods of time are difficult.
■ Scream of Hollow Lifeform: D
Rises during Mad Enhancement, a high-pitched scream signalling the end.
Robs ability to think regardless if you are a friend or foe. If induces panic and the inability to breath for those unable to resist.
■ Galvanism: B
Unrestricted conversion and accumulation of magical energy and bio-electricity. Attacks without substance such as, Magical light, Magical wind, Magical bullets, etc can be converted to electricity and discharged into the environment, nullified.
Also, depending on the amount of stored electricity it can be put to use strengthening the body and rapidly repairing damage.
■ Bridal Chest: Maiden's Chastity
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 1 person
A mace, war hammer, that discharges electricity that looks like the branches of a tree. The orb on the tip is her very heart itself. When out of battle it's always on her. The fin of the tail and the fin on the side of her head supply electrical energy. She can recycle the magical energy lost to her surroundings with high efficiency, and in environments with surplus magical energy like in the midst of combat by using Galvanism at the same time to imitate a Second Type Perpetual Motion Machine.
■ Blasted Tree: Thunder Tree of Crucifixion
Type: Anti Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Amount of Targets: 30 people
Maiden's Chastity pierces the ground and the entire limiter is released discharging all the electricity.
A towering silhouette of a large tree rains down, scattering homing thunder. With a single enemy and short distance away, it can be activated without Maiden's Chastity.
Because of the limiter, releasing it means the power is tremendous.
However in this case the user will come to a complete stop. In other words "death." It is possible for this lightning attack to give birth to a second Frankenstein's Monster though her death means she cannot see the results of her actions.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
 Fate/Apocrypha material - CHARACTER Profile: Berserker of "Black", p.084-085 [T]
Berserker of "Black" - Real name: Frankenstein
- Height: 172cm
- Weight: 48kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: A dreary night in November
- Three sizes: B74 W53 H71
- Talents: Self-generation of electricity
- Likes: Conserving electricity
- Dislike: Wasting electricity
- Image colour: Ivory colour
- Enemy: Saber of "Red"
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
“黒”のバーサーカー - 真名：フランケンシュタイン
- スリーサイズ：Ｂ７４ Ｗ５３ Ｈ７１
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
- Height: 172cm
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Berserker of “Black” [Servant], p.163 [T]
Berserker of “Red” [Servant]
One of the Servants of the Black camp. Her true name is Frankenstein. Her source, it goes without saying, is Mary Shelly’s novel “Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus”.
She is a girl clad in a wedding-dress-like outfit. I think it’s very natural for people to point out “But Frankenstein was male in the novel!”, but her true role is to give birth to Adam… a male artificial human.
She is an artificial human—a homunculus made by Victor Frankenstein, a genius scientist and alchemist, using the power of lightning.
Perhaps due to being summoned by Caules, whose abilities were inferior compared to the rest of the Black camp, she isn’t that powerful as a Servant even with the Mad Enhancement of a Berserker.
Due to her unique skill “Galvanism”, she has the big advantage of efficiently replenishing her prana supply at an abnormally high rate, but since her prana supply is being taken care of by the homunculi in this war, that advantage is made useless. Her Noble Phantasm also only reaches B rank by making a suicide attack, while the rest of the time its destructive power is at best C~D rank. Most likely, she would be incapable of winning in either a normal Holy Grail War or the Great Holy Grail War unless she had great luck and her Master had excellent judgement.
Excluding Siegfried, she is the first Servant to leave the stage. Even her last act of unleashing her Noble Phantasm with the remainder of her power mustered forth should have ended up being meaningless, but—
Those who have read the final volume will know what happened regarding her afterwards. The Noble Phantasm she used bounced over to a new owner, saved the world, and brought Caules and the others victory.
She gives off the image of a large-breed dog that, despite never wagging her tail and always making a bored expression, desperately approaches people. Like how she always kept close to Caules when she walked behind him.
Due to having been rebuked for her lack of emotion, she tries to be sensitive of people’s feelings. When she noticed that Caules was painfully forcing himself to speak coldly as he used his final Command Spell, Frankenstein realized the seemingly miraculous fact that “someone would feel sorrow over her death”. That was, without a doubt, the first precious and beautiful experience in her entire life.
There is an extremely low possibility of a second Frankenstein being born due to her Noble Phantasm “Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion”.
She drew out that possibility with her strong will.
Thought this is a digression, I think Fran-chan in “Capsule Servant” looks super cute as her head rolls off when she is defeated, but what do you think?