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Nasuverse character
Caster

Archimedes Extella

Archimedes Extella Temporary Everyday

Japanese name: キャスター
Also known as: The Wizard of Balance
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Extella
Japanese VA: Kazuyuki Okitsu
Character type: Servant (Master: None)
Servant classes: FGO Caster
Gender: Male[1]
Birthday: Unknown[1]
Height: 180cm[1]
Weight: 70kg[1]
Blood type: Unknown[1]
Likes: Astronomy,logical discussions[1]
Dislikes: Vague reasoning,tangled machinations[1]
Talents: Nothing in particular[1]
Natural enemy: Nero, Elizabeth[1]
Image Color: Dark Gray[1]

Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā?) is a Masterless Caster-class Servant granted with control over the security of the SE.RA.PH in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War. He is an independent Servant in the conflict and the main antagonist of Fate/Extella.[2]

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Caster's True Name is Archimedes (アルキメデス, ?), a "celebrated genius in human history." A mathematician ahead of his time.[2]

AppearanceEdit

  • Temporary Everyday (一時の日常, Ichiji no nichijō?) - Archimedes's casual costume.

PersonalityEdit

He favors logic and rationalism, does not stray from his own views if possible, and endeavors to treat all things with objective dignity.[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/ExtellaEdit

The Caster Servant Archimedes appears before Nero, who fights for the two Regalia. Archimedes is a standalone Servant summoned as a maintenance engineer for the Moon Cell Automaton, the spiritronic computer that created the spiritronic virtual world SE.RA.PH. He says that the 14,000-year refresh cycle for the Moon Cell's systems is happening right now. However, he declares that the Regalia, articles of authority, are necessary for the system refresh; they are incomplete, having been divided between Nero and Tamamo-no-Mae in an accident. He renews the determination of Nero and her Master to fight, not just for dominance over territory, but to stabilize the lunar world itself, which has begun to show signs of discord.[2]

AbilitiesEdit

Caster cannot participate in the Holy Grail War due to his position as head of security, but he can still fight even if he cannot compete for the Holy Grail.[2]

Technique Elucidation (術理解明, ?) is a skill to interpret and restore more or less anything that can be called a formula. Not just repair magecraft, but also damaged circuits and even crests. An esoterica among esoterica even in an age when magecraft still existed. But completely useless in combat.[1]

Aptitude for Slaughter (Tools) (殺戮技巧(道具), ?) is a skill possessed by Heroic Spirits fitting the Assassin or Berserker classes. Implements used gain damage plus against "humans". A condition that Archimedes has even though he doesn't want it. Like a sort of curse.[1]

His Noble Phantasm is Katoptron Katho Phlegon.

Adjacent MovementEdit

Adjacent MovementSliding (並行移動スライド, Heikou IdouSuraido?) is a privilege permitted to Archimedes as a System Administrator (システム管理者, Shisutemu Kanrisha?) of SE.RA.PH, which permits the browsing of Quantum Realities (量子世界, Ryoushi Sekai?), and, within such, the authority to enact transportation (移動権限, idou kengen?, lit. "Authority of Transportation"). A capacity that permits movement between Adjacent Realities (並行世界, Heikou Sekai?).

Originally, the capacity permitted only that browsing be conducted. Even within the domain of SE.RA.PH, the projection of the Consciousness (意識, Ishiki?) and the direct transportation of the Corpus (肉体, Nikutai?) are categorically impossible. Per established record, the Corpus is unable to withstand Temporal Retrogression (時間の逆行, Jikan no Gyakkou?) or the bypassing of The Walls of the Worlds (世界附の壁, Sekai-hu no Kabe?), and collapses if such is attempted.

It was the corruption (浸食, shinshoku?, lit. "corrosion / erosion") of The Wandering Star (遊星, Yuusei?) that permitted Archimedes and Dark Eliza to do so; in becoming profaned by the Spiritrons (Cells) of the Wandering Star, their Existential Integrity (存在強度, Sonzai Kyoudo?, lit. "Existential Strength") was enhanced.

As in the events of the present time, existences such as Archimedes and Dark Eliza were submitted for recording by the Moon Cell, and Sliding will be prospectively disallowed to them as well. The period of time wherein "he wasn't yet identified as an accomplice to the Wandering Star" was to Archimedes the best opportunity by which to maneuver as a saboteur -- but even so, his plot came to be foiled.

Incidentally, in the event that Archimedes or Dark Eliza slide into a different world, if there exists a reality similar to the World (Route) of destination, their "analogue" in the World of destination is displaced into the similar reality -- merging into the particular existence that is identical to them. In the event that there exists for a given timeline no reality that is similar, a merging into a stronger "self" is enacted.[3]

Machines of SlaughterEdit

The various and sundry inventions of Archimedes. They were each created with some other use in mind, but ended up being turned into tools of war.

For example, the Archimedes Screw (Syrakousón Méthodos or Syracusan Method) made it possible to create the giant warship Syracusia. In short, it's a screw pump used to irrigate water (Syracusia sailed only once, to berth at Alexandria, where she was later given to Ptolemy - Ptolemaios III Euergetes of Egypt - and renamed "Alexandria.") The ancient Greek ship is said to have used a screw-shaped mechanism to expel water from the ship. These screws are also to have been used in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Archimedes expounded on the principle of the spiral, which his screw employs, in the treatise "On Spirals", which he addressed to Dositheus of Pelusium, a student under Conon of Samos. It is known as one of the first considerations of a curved line that includes a spiral in mathematics of the ancient Greek era.

Another invention was the Claw of Archimedes (Syrakousón Harpage or Syracusan Plunderer), a giant weaponized crane. Archimedes and his associates employed many variations of this device in war. It was originally a machine set on the seaside, used to destroy ships that tried to land in Syracuse. Variations on the Claw could lift invading ships, using a pendular motion to throw them afar, or capture them by throwing a net.

Finally, there's the Scale of Archimedes (Wizard of the Balances), a transportation device that would move even Heaven and Earth if it had the minimum required tools and output to do so. Archimedes theorized about levers and Balance in "The Methods of Mechanical Theorems" and "On the Equilibrium of Planes."

According to Pappus of Alexandria, who flourished in the otherwise stagnant period of mathematical studies in the fourth century AD, it was Archimedes' work on levers that promoted his famous quote: "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth." Plutarch, as well, claimed that Archimedes was able to use the pulley and scale to transport objects.

Because of this, Archimedes is called "The Wizard of Balance" within the world of mathematics. In fact, a certain study published on the works of Archimedes, by Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd., is called "The Wizard of Balance - The Numbers of Archimedes."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  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 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/EXTELLA Material - Translated by Comun & Rannoncap
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Famitsu - 08/09/2016 Translations by mewarmo990