|Normal | Alternate Uniform|
|Also known as:|| Kishinami (キシナミ, ?) (Male default nickname)|
Hakunon (はくのん, ?) (Female default nickname)
|Appears in:|| Fate/Extra|
All Around Type-Moon
|Voice actor:||Atsushi Abe (Male)|
|Character type:||Human, Master|
|Gender:||Male or Female|
Hakuno Kishinami (岸波 白野（きしなみ はくの, ?) is the protagonist of Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC, acting as the Master of Saber, Archer, Caster, or Gilgamesh depending on which is chosen. The character is male or female depending on player preference, and their name and a nickname can be selected as well.
The male protagonist has brown hair and eyes and wears the standard male school uniform of Tsukumihara Academy, and wears a black t-shirt beneath his jacket. The female protagonist has long wavy brown hair and eyes, and wears the standard female school uniform of Tsukumihara Academy. Beneath her uniform, she wears black turtleneck and black pantyhose.
In Fate/Extra CCC, the male and female protagonist have alternate outfits; while their original attire is styled after the blazer uniforms of high school students, their alternate clothes are styled after the more traditional Japanese military styled school uniforms. The male protagonist wears a black gakuran style uniform, with a high collared coat with gold buttons, black trousers, and brown shoes. The female protagonist wears a dark navy sailor school uniform with a red scarf, a pleated skirt, black knee socks, and brown shoes.
In reality, Hakuno is not a human participant of the Grail War, but an NPC created by the Moon Cell, based off an existing person. Hakuno's "other self" in the year 2000 was a patient with a brain disease that caused memory loss and would eventually lead to death. A doctor who could potentially cure the disease was found, but died in a terrorist attack before an operation could be performed. (It is hinted that this doctor was Twice H. Pieceman.) It was decided that the patient would be cryogenically frozen until treatment became possible. Because of the world's technological stagnation, no progress was made, and he/she remained in this state for 30 years. After entering the Moon Cell, the NPC Hakuno sends Rin/Rani this information, in the hopes that she will be able to find and help his/her other self.
After being created in SE.RA.PH as an NPC, Hakuno, like Twice, somehow gained self-awareness. Unlike Twice, he/she did not regain any memory of a "previous life" due to the fact that the original was an amnesiac to begin with. Believing him/herself to be a normal human, Hakuno unknowingly took over the position of another participant who had died in the preliminary selection for the war. As an NPC rather than a human, Hakuno cannot enter the Moon Cell without being deleted as invalid data, like Twice - however, the Moon Cell requires more time to process the contradiction caused by the existence of the frozen body in the real world, and so he/she is not instantly deleted and has enough time to make a wish.
Hakuno is initially lost over as to what they should be doing in the Holy Grail War. Their resolve to fight is lacking because they don't know what they wish to accomplish. The Grail is won by individual motivation, but they lack the core of motivation to claim it. That makes for a large handicap without the drive to win. They are neither someone who fights out of obligation like a soldier, or even someone strong-willed who always fights with their eyes on the prize in front of them. That is a great weakness, and even if their Servant had the greatest Noble Phantasm, they would still lose to someone with that drive. Not knowing that they were inadvertently entered in the Holy Grail War, they cannot imagine that their reasons to fight were not very strong in the first place to have been cast aside so easily.
They know nothing of the Grail War, and even one round in, they still lack knowledge of even important concepts like Noble Phantasms.
Hakuno lacked a default name in Fate/Extra, and they were simply referred to as "Yourself" in promotional materials. The name "Hakuno Kishinami" was first used for the male version in the manga and Drama CD versions, and the female was later referred to by the same name in the official promotional comics for Fate/Extra CCC. As of Fate/Extra CCC, the name is set as the default for both genders. Due to the abundant use of Francis Xavier (フランシスコ・ザビエル, ?) as a joke answer during Fate/Extra, the two genders have been given nicknames, Zabieru (ザビ夫, ?) for the male and Zabiko (ザビ子, ?) for the female. Kinoko Nasu also took to referring to them as such in the Fate/Extra CCC dictionary.
Hakuno also begins as a student and friend of Shinji. By the last day, they also perceive something strange about the school, and wind up also following Leo and the unnamed male. After obtaining their own effigy, they come across the male's body after failing to proceed. They are defeated by the effigy, and while dying, begin to lament their fate. They refuse to give up their life, as they are afraid of the pain, losing their senses, and becoming a corpse. Feeling that they shouldn't have to disappear for no reason at all, after all of the pain and headaches, they decide that they need to rise up because they have yet to fight of their own volition and on their own terms. Thus, they are answered by Saber, Archer, or Caster.
Unlike the other participants, Hakuno does not regain their real memory once the war begins, and has no recollection of their true identity or reason for joining the war. With no wish to make, they fight only to survive, becoming increasingly disturbed over the fact that they must murder others with no real purpose other than raw survival. In roughly the middle of the game, Hakuno uses a Command Seal (or two) to rescue either Rin Tousaka or Rani VIII, who becomes a close friend and ally. After defeating all opponents, they become the victor of the Grail War.
In the game's climax, Hakuno, along with their Servant and friend, reach the core of the Moon Cell and meet Twice H. Pieceman, who tries to convince the protagonist to use the Moon Cell to wish for the advancement of the human race through war. Hakuno refuses and defeats Twice's Servant Saver, killing Pieceman. Upon entering the Moon Cell with his/her Servant, they are recognized as "invalid data", but are able to use the Moon Cell to learn the truth about his/her true identity and send this information to Rin/Rani before being deleted.
The ending of the CCC route features Sakura performing a "big cheat" by utilizing the resources of the Moon Cell to send them to Earth. They are not in the body of the sleeping original in Japan, but rather an abandoned facility in a different location. She gives them an artificially created, complete human body with their mind and memories from the Far Side transferred into it. They have no way of knowing how the Holy Grail War on the Near Side will end after leaving, and there still exists the version of Hakuno within the war that still has the possibility to win and arrive at the core.
Kotomine comments that they are the most helpless Master he has seen, and due to their lackluster abilities, they greatly weaken their Servant. They slowly grow while defeating their opponents.
While possessing the ability to use a wide variety of Formal Wear, allowing them to utilize a number of different abilities, the protagonist seems to lack more specialized abilities of other Hackers, being unable to code new material into their environment or directly attack via magecraft. They rely upon knowledge from their Servants and help from Rin or Rani to counter and utilize such methods when necessary.
Fate/Extra CCC encyclopedia - The protagonist in the true ending (spoiler)
Warning. This entry is a major spoiler so it’s recommended that you skip this until you have cleared the game.
Now then, in the true end the protagonist wakes up, but that wasn’t in the facility in Japan where “his/her original” was sleeping, but an abandoned facility in a completely different location.
At the conclusion of Heaven’s Fall, the “big cheat” Sakura mentioned in the end was her fully mobilizing the technology of the mooncell to send the protagonist of CCC to the earth. She basically transferred his/her mind to an artificially created completely human body. (Since Sakura’s original was an AI, she’s using a body different from a human one).
Having left the moon, the two of them had no way of knowing what happened afterwards in the holy grail war.
Did Leo become victorious and encounter that man in the core of the moon cell, was it Rin or Rani who survived? Or was it just like in the normal history where the weakest Master, separated from the events of CCC, arrived at the core?
It’s a future story filled with the hope of endless possibilities.
Or something like that.