Demon Archer (魔人アーチャー, Majin Āchā?) is the Archer-class Servant of Artoria in the Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail of Fate/KOHA-ACE. She is one of the Servants of the Protagonist of the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.



Demon Archer's True Name is Nobunaga Oda (織田信長, Oda Nobunaga?), the legendary warlord of the Sengoku and Azuchi-Momoyama Periods of Japan. Her moniker "Devil King of the Sixth Heaven" (第六天魔王, Dairokutenmaō?) was based on the severe acts of destruction carried out during her campaign.[3]

The soldier of fortune from the Warring States Period, she was called the "Big Fool of Owari" (尾張の大うつけ, Owari no Ōutsuke?) in her childhood. She made a name for herself in the world upon defeating Imagawa Yoshimoto in the Battle of Okehazama.[3] Responsible for the de facto downfall of the Muromachi Shogunate, Nobunaga had great influence during the closure of a the long, turbulent war period lasting since the Ōnin War.[3]

One of the first to assimilate western inventions and tactical concepts into the art of war, she wielded both a technological and economic advantage against her foes, with efforts focused on the control and development important hubs of industry and a the establishment of policies emphasizing the promotion of results and individual merit. Her Noble Phantasm is based upon the rotating volley tactics employed by her troops, and its anti-army nature is drawn from her skilled leadership.

Between 1560 and 1583, she eliminated many formidable enemies one after the other and even had the unification of the country within reach. Her campaign ended in Kyoto, at the temple of Honnō-ji, thanks to the insurrection of Akechi Mitsuhide.[3] The one who succeeded her was her former vassal, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


Her clothing that looks like a military uniform is something she prepared herself out of hobby upon being summoned as a Servant.[3]


“It cannot be helped!”

—Oda Nobunaga

Haughty and self-confident, she possesses a flexible way of thinking that loves new things and is not bound by conservatism and common sense.[3]

Nobunaga had worked vigorously towards the unification of the country, but her end came from the insurrection of a vassal. She shows no regret about that in itself, saying it was "something that couldn't be helped". Does not particularly have a wish for the Holy Grail, but it is very likely that, due her tendency for unusual ideas, she may use the Holy Grail itself to make some sort of mess.[3]


Okita Souji




She emerged as a new Servant in the Koha-Ace following after Sakura Saber.

Demon Archer appears in the Koha-Ace's Strange Tales of the Imperial Holy Grail. She is one of the "Patriot heroes" summoned by the Greater Grail. She is expected to be the strongest enemy and Saber is her minion.

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

GUDAGUDA HonnoujiEdit

Archer can only be obtained in this event.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

She is amongst the "special event" Servants to assist the Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar. She has trouble fighting the Demon Pillars since her ineffective and she accuses them of lying about being Demon and a God.[4]

GUDAGUDA Meiji RestorationEdit

Dead Heat Summer Race!Edit

Other appearancesEdit

Nobunaga Oda was referenced by Flat Escardos in Fate/strange fake.[5]


Demon Archer is a Servant whose abilities and effectiveness differ depending on factors about enemy Servants, making it the "ultimate game of compatibility" when facing her enemies. She, who sought to destroy Shinto and Buddhism, displays an absolute advantage over Servants with Divinity and MysteryAncient Era (神秘古い時代, ShinpiFurui Jidai?) behind their legends. Both her Noble Phantasms Demon King of the Sixth Heaven and Three Thousand Worlds, and her skill Tenka Fubu Innovation allows for her to be granted modifiers leaning in her favor the higher the Divinity or Mystery of the opponent.[2] Those with "Mystery" are those that had illusory abilities in life and those who may have not existed at all. King Arthur, known for her interactions with the Lady of the Lake and Excalibur, Jack the Ripper, whose unknown identity and various unsolved mysteries, Sasaki Kojiro, who did not exist, and Joan of Arc, who heard the "Voice of God", all have mysterious elements to them. Others include Solomon ibn Gabirol, Nursery Rhyme, Spartacus, and Mordred. While Gilgamesh and Karna have high Divinity, they are strong heroes able to match her directly.


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The weakness that comes with this advantage is that she has no power over heroes with little Mystery, such as Heroic Spirits of the modern era. The effects of her skills and Noble Phantasms drop the lower the levels of Mystery and Divinity.[2] Those that became heroes without achieving, learning, or obtaining mysterious or supernatural powers include Li Shuwen, Francis Drake, Hans Christian Andersen, Shakespeare, Lu Bu, and all nineteen Hassan-i-Sabbah, all fundamentally remaining "normal" human beings. When identifying if a Servant has Divinity, Mystery, or both, her best method is simply to "just shoot them" and find out afterward. Three Thousand Worlds also provides benefits against Servants possessing the Riding skill, and Tenka Fubu also grants bonuses against heroes who were "guardians of the establishment" due to it being a skill granted to those who brought about a revolution and a "conceptual revolution of subjecting the old with the new."

She possesses the ability Demon King, "similar to but dissimilar to Innocent Monster", that affects those who were called a monster in life, later twisted to be different than they were in life.[2] Thanks to the severe deeds she performed while alive, exemplified by the "Setting Afire of Mount Hiei" and the accumulated feelings of fear and reverence held by the later masses, Heroic Spirit Nobunaga manifests as a demon lord.[3] Distorting her abilities and appearance, Archer is unique in that it was something she called herself in life, allowing her to receive its benefits without any demerits and activate or deactivate it of her own choosing. She can alter her appearance from being a small child to having a prominent bust.[2]


The Demon King of the Sixth Heaven of the Beach, thunderously descends! Lavishly including this summer trend of Owari, that Nobu has returned with a wonderful look![6]

"Eh? Aren't you embarrassed at that super lame T-shirt?"[6]

"Fu... the present me is different from the me of before! Unbelievably, this summer version of myself still has 2 more ascensions left. Yes, the much desired clothing change during ascensions! Don't fall over in shock from my ascended, alluring form! Uhahahaha!"[6]

"... anyway, this T-shirt, I think it's fashionable but,"[6]

"... but!"[6]

The conversion of the normal Nobu's alignment into the rare Summer alignment is probably just her getting into the hype. The conversion from Lawful to Chaotic is thought to be due to influence from the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven status.[6]

"Uhahaha! Truly, I am the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven of the Beach, Oda Nobunaga! Even when I strip, I'm still as amazing!"[6]

Clad in the blazing-like, boiling passion from within, 2017 Summer "NOBUNAGA・THE・ROCKSTAR" makes a vivid debut![6]

"Eh? The Matchlock? I left it behind. A battle by the coast would be humid so that's why it couldn't come!"[6]

Upon changing into a swimsuit by the beach, the Demon King became like this.[6]

"As a side-effect, my chest also feels a bit bigger but, could it be my imagination?"[6]

The Demon King of the Sixth Heaven Hajun, Oda Nobunaga. The Demon King of the Sixth Heaven state primarily doesn't just burn away at the Shinto-Buddhist faith, but it is a dangerous mode that can also burn away oneself and thus, is preserved in a restricted state by the seal of the Berserker class. She is trying to cover it up with silly dialogue and actions but, as this form is considerably dangerous for Nobunaga, she periodically releases (Shout) her Mana (Rock) to cooldown.[6]

"————well, it can't be helped, can it!"[6]


Keikenchi is the scenario writer and character designer for Nobu. pako is the character illustrator for archer in Fate/Grand Order.[1] Nobu (ノッブ, Nobbu?) is her given nickname in Fate/GUDAGUDA Order. It is pointed out that if 100 million users have registered in Fate/Grand Order, she and Sakura Saber would make an appearance.


  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 Fate/Grand Order material II - Oda Nobunaga, p.276-281
  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
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius
  5. Fate/strange fake - Volume 1 - Prologue II: "Berserker", p.067
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Oda Nobunaga (Swimsuit), translated by roadromancer at Reddit.