|Title:||When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders|
|Owner:||Caster of Red|
|Maximum number of targets:||1 person|
First Folio: When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders (開演の刻は来たれり、此処に万雷の喝采を, Fāsuto Forio: Kaien no Koku wa Kitareri, Koko ni Banrai no Kassai wo?) is Shakespeare's Noble Phantasm. It is a work that he was not able to write in life, and it is something that required a Command Spell so that he would not use it to write a tragedy about his Master, Shirou Kotomine. On its own, it cannot accomplish much, but Shirou believes that it can control the Greater Grail if combined with his own Noble Phantasms, Left Hand - Xanadu Matrix and Right Hand - Evil Eater.
The primary effect of First Folio is to, "show a story," to someone by, "setting a stage," where he will recreate places, events, and people from that person's life. The main purpose of this Noble Phantasm is to destroy the minds of his opponents by showing them images of their pasts while Shakespeare narrates their faults to them leaving them both mentally and emotionally scarred. On its own, Shakespeare is only able to replicate individuals as he did when attempting to escape from Berserker of Black whereby he created a replica of her creator that treated her with kindness rather than the revulsion he felt toward her in life which threw her into an uncontrollable rage. With this level of power, the replica follows a script that Shakespeare specifies and is incapable of thinking or acting independently. When empowered by Assassin of Red's Hanging Gardens, he is able to replicate Jeanne d'Arc's entire life to her including a replica of Gilles de Rais performing the many atrocities he had committed in life after the death of Jeanne. This replica of Gilles has some degree of independence and is capable of interacting with Jeanne and thinking on its own as the real Gilles would have done.
The original design for Fate/complete material IV is a tome that can alter or falsify the outcome of a phenomenon occurring within sight for a limited number of instances. While functionally useless in the face of an enemy that outclasses him in every attribute, it has a chance of inflicting death upon otherwise defeatable opponents if skillfully deployed. It is activated with the incantation "NON SANZ DROICT" ("Not Without Right"—the motto on Shakespeare's coat of arms).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
 Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 4 - Servant status: Caster of Red
Master: Shirou Kotomine
True name: Shakespeare
Alignment: True Neutral
Noble Phantasm: C+
■ Territory Creation: C
Can establish a territory advantageous to oneself as a magus. However he does not make a workshop but rather a "study," where he spins stories.
■ Tool Creation: -
Because of the skill Enchant, this skill is lost.
■ Enchant: A
Able to add powerful functions to other's important items. Basically an ability which strengths the Master's fighting abilities. He himself is the audience, spectating the battle, irritating his master by inquiring about the master's every state of mind.
■ Self-Preservation: A
He cannot fight, however in exchange, however as long as his Master is safe he can escape from almost all crises. In short, he won't fight. Nevertheless he prefers high risk, high return tactics.
■ First Folio: When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Maximum Number of Targets: 1 Person
(Further details obscured in Fate/Apocrypha volume 4)
- ↑ http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/3173-Fate-Apocrypha-Free-Range-Spoiler-Thread/page590?highlight=folio
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Shakespeare, p.322-323
Shakespeare, the Playwright
He is a legendary playwright of England -- gentlemanly and soft-spoken. Placing the importance of the Story above all else, he will lie and cheat and by any means conduct himself that he might witness the unfolding of a grand tale, beautiful beyond compare. Consequently, he tends to distance himself from mentality of the "participant," taking instead the perspective of an abstract, "Authorial" third person. His regard for others differs by individual, dependent on their qualification as a special existence, or "protagonist" -- he interacts with "normal humans" only in a shallow, dismissive manner; and expresses an extreme interest in "protagonists." In slight narcissism, he frequently drops such self-authored quotes as, "Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill." He's taken a liking to certain terminology from modern fiction, such as "Death-Flagging." Incidentally, there was an undocumented period of seven years in Shakespeare's lifetime ...
- Class: Caster
- Source: Historical fact
- Region: United Kingdom
- Alignment: True Neutral
- Sex: Male
- Height: 180cm
- Weight: 75kg
- Armament: Book
Illustrations: Chinatsu Kurahana
Creator: Shoji Gatoh
He is a poet and playwright (1564-1616) from the Elizabethan England. He is representative of authors of the western world, and still has a large influence over modern literature. He wrote too many masterpieces to list, but his four greatest tragedies rising above all others are "Othello", "Macbeth", "Hamlet" and "King Lear". His father was an affluent man in Stratford, but it is uncertain if Shakespeare received a higher education. There are many mysteries in his career, such as a gap of seven years. In his early days as a playwright, his productions revolved around comedy, then historical drama, before he changed his style for magnificent tragedy. At the same time, he also played as an actor in the underground, and he was the target of slander and derision from influential people.
- STR: E
- CON: E
- AGI: D
- MGI: C++
- LCK: B
- Noble Phantasm: C+
The appendage of improved attributes and functionality to others their precious articles. Typically used to reinforce the battle capabilities of the Servant's Master, such that the Servant may act as an impartial observer and carefully document the Master's psychological state.
Though he possesses no combat capabilities, so long as he preserves his Master's safety to the lowest possible degree, he maintains the skill to escape from nearly all harm -- meaning that he never engages any opponents himself. The Servant favours a "high risk, high return" tactic, where "returns" is related to the fruits of his observation.
- The Globe: Seat of the King - Strength: Weak
Shakespeare's theatrical company, which was patronized by King James I. A Noble Phantasm that permits the Servant to accurately assume the aspect of another individual -- passing scrutiny while disguised even if he interacts with those to whom the personage he portrays is well-known. Used for purposes of social engineering.
- First Folio: When the Curtain Rises, the Applause Shall Be As Ten Thousand Thunders - Strength: Strong
A tome that may -- for a limited number of instances -- alter or falsify the outcome of a phenomenon occurring within sight. Though this Noble Phantasm is functionally useless in the face of an enemy that outclasses the Servant in every attribute, with skillful deployment, it has a chance of inflicting death upon otherwise defeatable opponents. Activated with the incantation "NON SANZ DROICT" ("Not Without Right" -- the motto on Shakespeare's coat of arms.
- 国王一座(The Globe) - 威力：小
- 開演の刻は来たれり、此処に万雷の喝采を(First Folio) - 威力：大
結果を改ざんする本。目の前で起きた事象を、一定回数までやり直せる。何度戦っても敵わない相手には無力だが、倒せる可能性がある相手には有効。「NON SANZ DROICT(無権に非ず)」の詠唱がいる。
- Class: Caster