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Caster

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Also known as: Madame Blavatsky
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Hisako Kanemoto
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Caster
Gender: Female
Height: 145cm
Weight: 38kg
Place of Origin: Ukraine, Yekaterinoslav

Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā?) is a Caster-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Caster's True Name is Helena Blavatsky (エレナ・ブラヴァツキー, Erena Buravatsukī?). A female occultist from the 19th Century, a founder of theosophy, and one of the leaders in modern occultism.[1][2] She is popularly known as Madame Blavatsky.[2]

History Edit

A prodigious magus born as a sudden mutation. Despite having married young to a Russian aristocrat, Helena soon eloped and then lived gorgeously in the magic world.[2] In her lifetime, Helena wandered from place to place throughout many high societies, networked with geniuses endowed with a strong individuality such as Bell and Edison, and occasionally argued with the Mage's Association and authoritarian people in every direction, having excelled at mediating these sort of things.[1]

Helena is considered to have immersed herself in mysticism out of belief in the existence of the Lemurian continent that was called to be a land erased in the ancient times, eventually coming in contact with a higher existence ("Mahatma") and its collective body ("Hierarchy"), acquiring many wisdoms in the process.[1][2] If that is indeed the case, she might have caught a glimpse of a possibility towards the Root.[2]

Helena designated the predecessors who reached the Root as "Mahatma" and "Hierarchy", and stipulated (assumed) them to be higher existences. Helena herself said to always have felt their messages, but in order for others to feel the same thing, the same kind of talent (a unique magic circuit) as her's would be necessary.[2]

Chances are high that the Lemurian continent and Mahatma do not actually exist, and Helena is "merely a prodigy, who performed a peculiar interpretation of the world."[2] Up to her last moments, she could not reach an agreement with London's Mage's Association.[1]

AppearanceEdit

PersonalityEdit

An eternal magical girl who is kind to others and yet strict to herself. In addition, if in a place where many Servants congregate, her nature is seemingly reflected as that of a "meddlesome mother/elder sister that is helpful in taking care of others."[1]

However, one should not forget that she too is still a genius endowed with a strong self-assertion. Patterns that do not particularly draw Helena's interest are regarded as "mediocre" that will not lead to the concepts of Mahatma and Hierarchy, but if in the case that once she recognize something that "has a possibility" to those concepts, it seems that by no means will she lose her target.[1]

It seems that Helena has many wishes to the Holy Grail. She says that she cannot trim them down to one, but it is unknown if that is really the case.[2]

"... You are really nothing but unknowns, Madame Blavatsky."

"Don't you think that a mysterious woman is fine? Yes, that's not itthere is only one truth, which people cannot perceive; everything is known by Mahatma!"[2]

Relationships Edit

Edison and Nikola Tesla

Like as how it was before, Helena is on good terms with Edison who lived in her lifetime and had a connection with her. She regards the relationship between Edison and Nikola Tesla and their eternal rivalry from an elder sister's point of view. "Seriously now, even up to becoming Heroic Spirits?"[1]

Nursery Rhyme

At any rate, remembering "Alice in Wonderland" when she looks at her, she has mixed feelings. To say it plainly, it is not a pleasant feeling. This is because Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice", is a warm supporter of the SPR (the United Kingdom's Society of Psychical Research). As Helena Blavatsky who entered the group of Heroic Spirits, she is relatively calm, but she cannot get used to being kind to these authoritarian people who chased after her during her lifetime. Regarding this matter, she says "Even now, I still detest them."[1]

Conan Doyle

Although Sir Conan Doyle was a supporter of the SPR, regarding her reaction to him, Helena is somewhat kind to him. "Mr. Doyle is by no means a bad person. Uhh, but of course, he... was an official of the SPR, right? From what I understand, Mr. Holmes is not bad, is he not?"[1]

Indian Heroic Spirits

For Helena, India is her second birthplace... or rather, it is also like the birthplace of her soul. She wants to get along well with them, or something like that.[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America Edit

AbilitiesEdit

Helena is capable of hearing "voices" from Akasha which provides her with a degree of insight that most lack. Upon manifesting, Helena will create multiple copies of a small-size automata patterned after the right-hand man who once served her, 'Colonel Olcott', using them in replacement to maids. They are not very suited for combat.[1]

As a Servant, Helena manifests as an all-rounder Caster who manipulates the many ancient and modern magecrafts that became a basis for theosophy via her Skill Mahatma.[2] It is a Skill where Helena Blavatsky refers to those who have reached the Origin before her to be Mahatma and considers them to be beings of a higher dimension. She uses many magecraft bases carved into the world, saying that she's borrowing power from the Mahatma. It is unknown if some higher being is actually lending her power, or if she just has a particularly special magic circuit.[1]

Helena proves to have a handle of the magecraft of ancient Egypt and even the baptism rites of the Holy Church; but, as expected, it seems that those ancient ones are not really her forte.[2] She can also use Summoning, Black Magecraft, Alchemy, Elemental Change Magecraft, Rune Magecraft, and so on. By using multiple magecraft bases simultaneously, she miraculously succeeded in using especially powerful magecraft. This simultaneous use does not always work, and luck and chance factor in as well, so the effect is that especially powerful spells only sometimes occur.[1]

Helena can perform magical attacks by means of casting. She can also perform distant attacks by means of using pure magical energy and not because of using attributes such as wind and fire. Specifically, a floating book (a secret doctrine) fires light rays with a "bang!"[1]

DevelopmentEdit

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Caster's Draft Design

Matsuryu is the character illustrator for Helena. He released a draft image of Helena on Twitter.[3] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.

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 Fate/Grand Order Material Book III - Helena Blavatsky, translated by ckxuZHx89 at /fgog.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Helena Blavatsky, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  3. Matsuryu's Tweet 3/30/16 and 4/1/16