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"Fuaaahahahahahaha! Go! My love, explodeeeee!”
—Berserker, Fate/Grand Order
Crying Warmonger: The Howl of the Wounded Beast (疵獣の咆吼, Shijū no Hōkō?) is an ability that increases Spartacus's power with the more damage he receives, symbolizing him having been a hero who "always won by reversal." It is the type where his legend itself was sublimated and turned into a Noble Phantasm. Despite being thought of as a commander who possessed excellent abilities and popularity, having unified the rebel army that was only a gathering of people rather than a proper army and having attained successive victories over the powerful Roman Army, the greatest reason he gained popularity among his soldiers was through winning despite the odds. They felt that the more hopeless the progress of the ongoing battle, the more certain the victory beyond that was to them. Although unaware of it himself, such a reversal strategy conforms to the principals of showmanship that had made him extraordinarily popular as a gladiator. He is someone whose dearest wish is to proceed onto the battlefield that he sees as a place consisting of only the strong and the weak, full of the everlasting pain and trials that he so desires.
The ability is a continuously active-type Noble Phantasm, converting part of the damage inflicted by opponents into Magical Energy and storing it within his body. The energy accumulated within can be used to boost his physical abilities and self-healing, and the efficiency of the conversion raises more as his physical ability decreases. Due to Honor of the Battered, he automatically heals from wounds as time passes, and in the case of him facing a strong Servant, his body itself can transform under constant damage. If he increases in strength enough, his magical energy is able to even permeate debris struck by his sword to allow it to damage Servants. It eventually reaches the point where even his Master is unable to intervene. Being damaged to the point of being on the verge of death will allow him to save up enough energy to destroy everything before his eyes, equivalent to an Anti-Fortress attack. Its function is abnormal and would rule out his survival in a normal Holy Grail War, but could potentially end the Great Holy Grail War in a single night if the Black Faction were to attack him continuously without thought. Those who know of the functions of the ability can purposely attack him to increase his power and bring him closer to destruction. Either way, the longer a battle is prolonged, the more advantageous it is for Spartacus. The only way to beat him is in a short decisive battle.
If summoned as a Saber, the effect would change, causing him to replenish stamina and magical energy as he successfully survives an attack. It also grants him resistance to the same type of attack and the ability to reflect it.
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During the Great Holy Grail War, perhaps due to his connection to the present world, the Noble Phantasm’s conversion rate went out of control and turned him into something unbelievable. While being attacked by Archer of Red, the constant damage from the battle begins to have a profound effect on him. The cycle of being damaged, converting it to magical energy, raising his abilities and healing rate, and then using his self-healing brings about a great change as the recycling process continues revolving to the point of becoming abnormal. While he resists Archer's constant attacks in a way reminiscent of those with nullification abilities like Rider of Red's immortality, it is instead his constant healing that allows him to remain standing as he is repeatedly pierced. As it proceeds to increase in pace, it is likened to "over-regeneration" as the damaged parts of his body begin to swell and bulge like tumors, emitting strange sounds and becoming discolored. His magical energy continuously increases by a notable amount as he is damaged, densely concentrating all over his body, and he even begins to increase in size. Even nearly ripping off his head does nothing as the flesh from his neck bulges out like to resemble that of a turtle, and rendering his entire body as a simple lump of mattered flesh from using a concentrated Phoebus Catastrophe only halts him for a moment before his flesh begins to writhe and transform even more.
His body breaks away from its proper form as a human while increasing his abilities to rapidly transform into a grotesque shape, discarding it for the ideas of more arms granting him more power and more legs to support himself should his weight become too much for his own to hold. As he begins to reach his peak, he becomes a monstrous, hill-sized being whose sword is rendered merely needle-sized compared to his mass. Likened by Ruler to something more akin to a curse than a Noble Phantasm, the excessive regeneration causes his head to sink into his neck, grants him eight arms, numerous insect-like legs sprouting from his own main legs, upper and lower jaws reminiscent of a Tyrannosaurus Rex jutting out from the tops of both his shoulders, and five eyes in places on his shoulders, neck, and abdomen. Three of his arms possess no bones or joints, making them look like octopus tentacles able to be swung like whips to smash into the enemy. Two can be sent out ahead of the third to cause it to blindside the enemy as it is hidden behind them, producing enough force to send another Servant to the other end of the battlefield. As his own legs are unable to support his body, the insect-like legs are meant to divide the weight. Although normally able to resist a single Command Spell, he has reached a state where the energy within him and his transformed body have gone beyond the binds of a Servant contract, allowing him to resist even three Command Spells.
Believing in the creed that victory comes closer the more he is wounded, being damaged to such a degree is simply trifling, allowing him to continue to live, move, and grasp out at the battlefield and victory. Although he has surpassed his limits, he continues to endure all the tortures so he can spit it back out and destroy everything before him. One blow with all his might can bring about extensive damage through the entire battlefield, damaging even the stronghold of Yggdmillennia, and the aftershock can even be felt in the air as it shakes the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. As he reaches his critical point for his final blow filled with all his hate and joy, his body begins to collapse under his own weight, reaching enough power for the final and most powerful attack using even the energy currently allowing him to exist in the current age, a sacrificial attack that is "the ultimate destruction that he couldn’t achieve unless sacrificing all of himself." As the "greatest counter punch he had ever made in his lifetime including both before and after his death", he has become something unlike a beast, human, monster, or Heroic Spirit, but rather a "giant wrathful god" whose attack is likened to a calamity like an earthquake and tsunami filled with malice. With his entire store of energy converted into pure destruction, it shakes the area, wipes out all minor combatants, and destroys the Fortress of Millennia as he vanishes.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Berserker of Red, p.040-041
True name: Spartacus
Alignment: True Neutral
Noble Phantasm: C
■ Mad Enhancement: EX
Parameters are Rank-Up, but is deprived of most reason.
Even when under Mad Enhancement Spartacus is able to hold a conversion. He is fixated on "always making the most difficult choice," so essentially, a mutual understanding with him is impossible.
■ The Honor of the Battered: B
The magical energy cost of treating Spartacus's injuries with magecraft techniques is 1/4 of the normal cost.
Also, even without the use of magecraft after a certain amount of time, the wound will automatically proceed to be healed.
■ Crying Warmonger: The Howl of the Wounded Beast
Type: Anti-Unit (Self) Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 1 person
Always active-type Noble Phantasm.
Damage inflicted by the opponent is converted into magical energy and stored in the body.
Spartacus can use the magical energy deposited in the body for a boost.
In the case relative to a strong servant, the body itself can transform.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
 Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile [T]
Spartacus - Berserker
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Ototsugu Konoe
Voice Actor: Tsuruoka Satoshi
Noble Phantasm: C
The Honor of the Battered: B
Unyielding Will: A
Mad Enhancement: EX
Crying Warmonger: The Howl of the Wounded Beast
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
--that man was pure muscle.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: True Neutral Gender: Male
His whole body gives of a feeling of someone out of the ordinary.
Level 2 Bond
Spartacus is a gladiator of ancient Rome and the ringleader of the slave uprising known as the War of Spartacus.
Although the uprising was suppressed, his name was carved in history as a hope of the oppressed humans.
Level 3 Bond
Having been summoned as a Berserker, Spartacus appears to have normal thoughts at a first glance.
Fluently talking on a highly advanced dialect, he also does not assails his Master. Yet still...
Level 4 Bond
- Mad Enhancement: EX
He can have a conversation even while receiving the effects of Mad Enhancement, but his thoughts are fixed on "always make the most difficult choice"; so, in practice, it is impossible to come to a mutual understanding with him.
Level 5 Bond
Roar of the Injured Beast
Rank: A Type: Anti-Unit (self) Noble Phantasm
A constantly active Noble Phantasm. Makes possible to convert the damage taken from the enemy into magical power and accumulate it. If the accumulated magical power is in large quantities, it will ultimately lead to transformation of the flesh.
For the moment, he will probably stay obedient to the Master. However, if the Master shows an attitude that is even a little "Master-like", he will unmistakably attempt a mutiny on the spot while on high spirits. As the binding of the Command Spells also does not have much effect on him, he will become a extremely troublesome opponent.
スパルタクス - バーサーカー
- Mad Enhancement: EX
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: The Howl of the Wounded Beast [Noble Phantasm], p.159 [T]
The Howl of the Wounded Beast [Noble Phantasm]
Crying Warmonger. The continuously active Noble Phantasm of Berserker of Red, Spartacus. It is the type where his legend itself was sublimated and turned into a Noble Phantasm. There is actually a huge difference in how this Noble Phantasm is used depending on whether he is summoned as a Berserker or a Saber. When he is summoned as a Berserker, it turns the wounds he receives from enemies into prana and accumulates it in his body to boost or heal himself.
However, during the Great Holy Grail War, perhaps due to his connection to the present world—his line being complex, the Noble Phantasm’s conversion rate went out of control and turned him into something unbelievable.
Incidentally, if he was summoned as a Saber, it would have stabilized into the more respectable ability of “restoring his vitality and prana when he successfully endures the enemy’s attacks and also invalidating or reflecting back any more of the same attacks thereafter”. Though this would have been threatening enough on its own.
Either way, the longer a battle is prolonged, the more advantageous it is for Spartacus. The only way to beat him is in a short decisive battle.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Spartacus, p.336-337
He is a Roman gladiator. He never questions his faith that it is a strength of humanity to endure anything. He only ever acts according to one single thought. To revolt against the oppressor, and to protect the oppressed. Following the most virtuous option, he will chose the path of suffering. He will not strike an enemy in numerical inferiority, and he will only fight back an enemy stronger than him. He strikes back after stopping the enemy's attack, and turns the table back to grasp victory only at the last minute. It is very frightening when a scar-riddled face remains composed and smiling regardless of whether you strike him or he strikes you.
- Source：Historical fact
- Alignment：True Neutral
- Height：Upward of 220cm
- Armament: Sword
Illustrations: Katsuya Terada
Creator: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
A Thracian gladiator captured by Romans, he was affiliated with a gladiator training camp in the Campania region. But in 73 B.C., he deserted along with 78 companions. The Romans dispatched a troupe of 3,000 men to pursue them, but Spartacus ambushed them. This victory encouraged servants all around to revolt, and the rebel army grew to 7,000 men. Heading North, the rebel army kept defeating the Roman army, but failed to cross the Alps, and headed to the island of Sicily instead, hiring pirates; but the pirates betrayed them, and they were attacked by the Romans. Spartacus died in that battle. It is believed his body was scarred beyond recognition.
- STR: A
- CON: EX
- AGI: D
- MGI: E
- LCK: D
- Noble Phantasm: C
- The Honor of the Battered
In the instance that Spartacus' injuries are repaired by means of magecraft, the required magical energy cost is quartered. In truth, the pain inflicted heightens his combat focus, allowing him to tap into his full potential; by corollary, if he is not injured, he cannot fight at full strength. The notion that "one must first conquer the pain inflicted by the enemy to attain absolute victory" is a fundamental premise of Spartacus' tactics.
- Mad Enhancement
Rank-Up parameters, but robs most of reason. Even while under Mad Enhancement, Spartacus can normally speak things such as "Those who are bound are strong! For until the time when they are set free, anger and sadness will continue to be accumulated." However, because he is fixated with thoughts of "always making the most difficult choices", he never listen what people have to say. In practice, it is impossible to come to a mutual understanding of intentions with him. Spartacus is indeed an uncontrollable Berserker.
- The Howl of the Wounded Beast
A permanently active-type of Noble Phantasm. It is possible to convert part of the damage inflicted by the enemy into magical energy and accumulate it in the body. The efficiency of this conversion into magical energy raises the more Spartacus physical strength decreases. The magical energy that was accumulated in the body like this can be used to boost Spartacus' abilities. If he is damaged to the point of being on the verge of death, possibly an enormous amount of magical energy enough to destroy everything before Spartacus' eyes will be saved up.
Since he unified the rebel army that was just a simple gathering and attained successive victories over the powerful Roman Army, it is thought that his popularity and abilities as a war commander were excellent. But before all that, the main reason why he collected popularity was due being a hero that "always won by reversal", symbolized by this Noble Phantasm. For the soldiers of the rebel army, the more hopeless the progress of battle was, the more certain the victory beyond that became. He himself is not aware of this, but this reversal strategy conforms with the principles of showmanship and made him extraordinarily popular as a gladiator. He certainly has no motive to seek the Holy Grail; his dearest wish is just to proceed to fields of battle. Because for Spartacus, who only aspires to rescue the oppressed and rebel against the oppressor, the battlefield is a place where there is only the weak and the strong and also a place full of the everlasting pain and trials that he desires.
常時発動型の宝具。敵から負わされたダメージの一部を魔力に変換し、体内に蓄積できる。 この魔力の変換効率は、スパルタクスの体力が減少するほどに上昇する。 こうして体内に溜められた魔力は、スパルタクスの能力をブーストするために使用可能である。 もし瀕死まで痛めつけられていれば、スパルタクスは眼前のすべてを破壊して余りあるほどに膨大な魔力を溜め込んでいることだろう。 彼は寄せ集まったにすぎない反乱軍をよくまとめ、強力なローマ軍に連戦連勝したことから、その人望や戦闘指揮能力は卓越したものであったと考えられる。 だがそれ以上に彼が人望を集めた要因は、この宝具に象徴された"必ず逆転によって勝利する"英雄だったということだ。 反乱軍の兵士にとって戦況が絶望的であればあるほど、その先にある勝利は確かなものだったのである。 この逆転戦法は、彼自身は意識していないがショーマンシップに則ったものであり、剣闘士としての人気も非常に高いものだった。 彼に聖杯を求める確かな動機はなく、ただ戦いの場に赴くことだけを悲願する。 被虐者を救済し、加虐者に反逆することだけを志すスパルタクスにとって、戦場こそ弱き者と強き者しかいない場所であり、彼が求めてやまない苦痛と試練に満ちあふれている場所だからだ。
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 2
- ↑ Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 1