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Blasted Tree
Japanese name: ブレステッド・ツリー
Title: The Lightning Tree of Crucifixion
Japanese title: 磔刑の雷樹
Owner: Berserker of Black
Type: Anti-Army
Rank: D-B
High (CM4)
Range: 1-10
Maximum number of targets: 30 people

"This lightning attack is not simply lightning, but rather a power that has Frankenstein’s will imbedded within it. As long as it exists, she will never perish."
Frankenstein's blueprints

Blasted Tree: The Lightning Tree of Crucifixion (磔刑の雷樹ブレステッド・ツリー, Takkei no Raiju?) is a technique used by Frankenstein, activated by planting the fin of Bridal Chest into the ground as her reactor's limiters are completely released. As an enormous amount of magical energy begins to swell up from within her, creating a twister of energy with her at the center, the fins on the tail end of Bridal Chest begin to spin at high speeds. All the electricity is discharged into the surrounding environment as an area of effect attack, taking on the silhouette of a towering tree that "rains down like a waterfall" and scatters homing thunder throughout the surrounding area as everything within a one hundred meter radius is completely destroyed.[1][2][3] If the opponent is a single enemy at close range, it can be activated from her body rather than Bridal Chest. It is normally a suicide move that involves using tremendous power that she cannot normally handle, causing permanent deactivation, death, as all her functions halt. She can also use her body to bind the opponent as the technique is unleashed. It can be used without releasing the limiters, but the power output is greatly lowered. It reaches C-rank at its absolute best and D-rank at its worst, destroying Caster of Black's golems at close range, while weakening in power as it hits golems farther away.

While able to kill most Servants at full power at close range, it is a hard to utilize ability that would require losing her in order to kill only one enemy Servant. While not of use to Caules were he in a regular Holy Grail War, Darnic finds it to be worthwhile plan to eventually have her kill herself to bring about great destruction on the battlefield. Although its usage means her death, the ability has a hidden function mentioned in the blueprints, the fact that the attack is not simply lightning but rather a power with her very will imbued within it. So long as the will exists, she will never truly perish. This allows for the low possibility of a second Frankenstein to be materialized in the attack's wake, but with her death it will be impossible for her to witness the result of her actions. The ability revives the dying homunculus Sieg as the lightening is absorbed into him, shocks his heart, and causes blood to circulate throughout his body once more. He later gains some of her abilities during his final fight against Shirou Kotomine as a piece of her is reborn within him, granting him the perpetual motion machine ability of Bridal Chest and a weakened version of Blasted Tree.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fate/Apocrypha volume 2

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