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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 Nitocris (ニトクリス, Nitokurisu?), a magic queen who held the throne in the Sixth Dynasty of ancient Egypt, even if only for a short time.[1][2] A person who lived around the 22nd Century BC.[2] Strangely, she has the same name with an ancient queen of Babylon.[1][2] It has been assumed that she caused all the influential men who deliberately murdered her beloved brothers to die by drowning, and then took her own life after accomplishing her revenge.[1]

LegendEdit

Her throne, which became the seat for puppet Pharaohs due to the hands of influential people who made light of the gods, was smeared with blood more often than it being something to give praise to the splendor of the gods. However, Nitocris, who became a Pharaoh, cannot stop forgetting the regrets of the preceding young kings, who were her brothers, that were altogether murdered by the hands of the influential people, and the throne of the Pharaoh, worthy of splendor, was played with by the lower classes; she couldn’t forgive that.[2]

————"Punishment, for disrespectfully playing with even the seat of the Pharaoh, who serves as the ruler and is worthy to be god."

————"Punishment, for committing treason in vain by putting your hands on my beloved brothers."[2]

Although she obediently abided with the enthronement for a short while, Nitocris advanced a “plan” in secret to kill altogether the influential people. She opened a banquet in order to gather them, the treasonous people who showed irreverence, into an enormous basement that was constructed, and in the middle of their intoxication, she filled the basement with a massive amount of water drawn in from the Nile River, killing every single person through drowning, thus having accomplished her revenge.[2]

Afterwards, it is said that Nitocris chose to commit suicide promptly without making arrangements for her rebirth after death as a Pharaoh.[2]

Although she was said to be the last Pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty, there is no discovery of a positive proof that she clearly existed, even up to the present day, so she is also viewed as a “queen in legends”. However, the Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th Century BC wrote down her existence in the “Histories”, written as the world’s first history book.[2]

Beyond her gentle smile, Nitocris possesses absolute confidence as a Pharaoh. The “Was” sceptre wielded in her hand is a symbol of royal authority, while simultaneously, it is the same sceptre held by the ancient Egyptian gods; it is also a magical Mystic Code that possesses a powerful Mystery. The gods blessed her to have a strong will and pride. Gifted the power of the skies, and gifted the power of the underworld, she was bestowed enough power to conduct her revenge. Was it a section of the Nile River, as written down by Herodotus, that she really used to kill her bitter enemies that she invited to the basement, or was it a torrent of evil spirits overflowing from her bronze mirror of darkness, given to her by the gods, that killed them? After death, Nitocris did not proceed towards the “Eternal Paradise” that is in the afterlife of ancient Egypt. Consequently, she committed suicide without even making arrangements of her rebirth.[2]

Was it the blessings of the gods, or was it because of the people’s thoughts? For later on, Nitocris would be etched onto a seat of the Heroic Spirits.[2]

Nitocris materialized as a Servant, or so she thinks. The previous Pharaohs who died some time ago before herself, her beloved brothers: did they really make their entry onto the road that leads into the “Eternal Paradise”? She at least doesn’t know since she herself didn’t arrive there. If it is the case that, at least, they are Pharaohs, let that thought be true. Truly, the Pharaoh Ozymandias, the dazzlingly beautiful Pharaoh; wherever he is, that brilliance reaches the gods————[2]

If they live on as eternal existences, undoubtedly, the souls of her brothers will be rescued by that power.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Nitocris is a dark-skinned young woman with purple hair, and wears very revealing clothing with Anubis-like ears, golden earrings, and an elaborate necklace.


PersonalityEdit

Fundamentally, Nitocris is a wise and graceful woman, always being calm towards crises and dangers, and she possesses the emotional strength and intelligence to make it possible for her to deduce the very best move… or that is expected of her, but there is a reason why she repeatedly jumps to the wrong conclusion and why she is often short-tempered. It is because she has a fierce will burning brightly inside of her heart.[1][2]

Even if she was a queen who was pushed up as a puppet, Nitocris is still a child of god, and she properly possesses the self-awareness of being a Pharaoh, a ruler who reaches for godhood————or so it should be; but she ends up cowering before great Pharaohs such as the Sun King Ozymandias and the King of Conquerors Iskandar.[1][2]

Consequently, Nitocris massacred the influential people who tried to turn the Pharaoh into an influential tool. The reason why she killed them is not only because she wanted vengeance for her brothers, but because the splendor that is the Pharaoh should not be defiled by the lower classes, and that is surely no doubt for the sake of the Pharaohs that will continue to exist for the next millennia and beyond————[2]

Nitocris comes into contact with the protagonist as an “allied partner”.[2]

The wish she wants to make on the Holy Grail is “for my brothers to live peacefully in the Eternal Paradise.” For Nitocris who became a Heroic Spirit, she does not know if her assassinated brothers had made their entry onto the road that leads into the “Eternal Paradise” in the afterlife of ancient Egypt without any problems and as should be expected; therefore, she has no choice but to wish.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Darius III
"It isn’t me. I am a different person from Queen Nitocris of Assyria who left the key to the treasure storehouse of Babylon in her tomb. So, please do not look over here while roaring like that. (Whispering)"[2]
Gilgamesh
"It isn’t me. I am a different person from Queen Nitocris of Assyria who left the key to the treasure storehouse of Babylon in her tomb. So, please do not stare at me like you’re keeping an eye on a thief with that sort of manner. Also, being over-familiar towards Pharaoh Ozymandias is disrespectful! (Whispering)"[2]
Ozymandias
"King of Kings, the true Pharaoh. It is my utmost honor if you allow yourself to receive me, this Nitocris, into a relationship with you as your retainer. I want to tell you, how much I am thankful… There is no way an opportunity for this will happen. I cannot tell this. Mmmmmm."[2]
Cleopatra / Iskandar
"Gentle Pharaohs."[2]
Xuanzang Sanzang
"I do not especially want to brawl. But violence is violence. That was disrespectful."[2]
Elizabeth Báthory
"Although it is booming, her singing voice is quite…"[2]
Caster of the Nightless City
"Ah. Let me see, I have some excellent tea leaves on hand… so if it’s good, how about you hang out with me together?"[2]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit

Nitocris was summoned by Ozymandias.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Nitocris is amongst the "Camelot" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[3]

Dead Heat Summer Race! ~Ishtar Cup of Hopes and Dreams~Edit

Death Jail Summer Escape ~Medb's Great Bastille of Guilt and Despair~Edit

InterludeEdit

Pharaoh Nitocris (ファラオ・ニトクリス, Farao Nitokurisu?) is her interlude.[4]

AbilitiesEdit

The tools and items created by Nitocris always have holy inscriptions engraved on them.[1][2]

Nitocris can perform summonings by means of Egyptian magecraft. Scarabs, mummies, some small beings that has the appearance of the god Medjed, etc., are summoned one after another to do battle.[2]

Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit

SwimsuitEdit

A mysterious being has appeared in Chaldea. That sacredness, that brilliance, who could this majestic figure be?! There appears to be some resemblance to a certain figure from ancient Egyptian Mythology, but...?[5]

Nitocris, embarrassed by herself. Feeling deep shame in having acted with insolence around Pharaoh Ozymandias, "I can no longer show my face!", and so she has covered herself under her robes and assumed the guise of Medjed. However, there is some pride hidden in her heart as a Pharaoh. This is simply just embarrassment felt when she faces the other Pharaohs.[5]

As she changed her outfit, for some reason, her Saint Graph transformed as well. Becoming one of the Assassin-class, her Noble Phantasm also changed but... the character is still the usual Nitocris herself. Quick to draw to conclusions, short-tempered, and absent-minded are still her usual patterns. A peaceful continuity of events.[5]

Her attitude towards the Master hasn't changed. In any case, Nitocris views the Master as an "allied partner". By the way, if the Ishtar Cup is safely completed, "might as well make this sacred royal garment into a summer dress", is what Nitocris has been absentmindedly thinking but... by the time she realized, her outfit had changed according to her thoughts.[5]

Whether this strange phenomenon will be discussed among the Chaldea staff as "Medjed's Benedictions", or whether it won't be discussed...[5]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shimaudon is the character illustrator for Nitocris.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.[2]

Comment from IllustratorEdit

"There was a beautiful tanned Egyptian Pharaoh girl in the design plot, so I accepted to design her as soon as I knew this and crammed a bunch of Egyptian-like symbols on her. Hey, I personally thought I completed the design in a simple and well-coherent manner. As a matter of fact, in the middle of this work, there was a revision to the design of her third stage Ascension as her rarity was changed from a 3☆ into a 4☆, and at that time, I received a draft plan of her design from the company president, so between you and me, it resulted in her third stage design as you see now. (The original design has little skin exposure.) However, she was blessed with a role in Chapter 6 of the story, and there was also the influence from 'Chaldea Radio' who Miss Minami Tanaka, the voice actress in charge of Nitocris, is responsible for, so she grew into a character loved by everyone, more than what I had thought; every time it becomes this topic, I believe that it is 'nice to be able to receive a design you can do.'"[2]

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 1.26 1.27 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Nitocris, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  2. 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 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Nitocris, p.090-101, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 07: VI / Spy Satellite Amon
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Nitocris interlude 01: Pharaoh Nitocris
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Nitocris (Swimsuit), translated by roadromancer at Reddit.