|Appears in:||Fate/Extra CCC|
|Voice actor:||Tomokazu Seki|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Hakuno Kishinami)|
Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ, Girugamesshu?) is one of the four playable Servants available to Hakuno Kishinami in Fate/Extra CCC. He is an alternate version of his counterpart that appears in Fate/stay night. Unlike the counterpart who is summoned under the Archer class, he claims that he does not fall under any of the Servant classes, so he is referred to only as Gilgamesh.
- Main article: History
Gilgamesh is unable to exist on the Near Side of the Moon Cell due to his strength, so he is only able to exist within the Far Side. He simply passes away the time sleeping due to nothing being able to exist there, but his physical body awakens with BB's restructuring of the Far Side.
Gilgamesh's personality is heavily influenced by the era into which he is summoned. The world, his property, of Fate/stay night was sullied by the consumption society of the early 2000s, so he was in a worse mood overall. He has taken a liking to the virtual world of 2032, so his personality is more stable and closer to how it was during life. Arco Wada says he reminds her of Gilgamesh in Fate/hollow ataraxia. He still displays his normal self-centered traits, but Nasu wished to show that there is more to his character than that.
Gilgamesh holds no romantic feelings for his Master, and he even goes as far to ask the female version "Who is the man you want to be held by?" for entertainment. He believes that there can be nothing else between a man and a woman. He restricts it to the Student Council members, but he will be annoyed if he is chosen instead. He takes it as a given that he is already the obvious choice, so it is useless in staving off boredom. He says it was unavoidable due to being exposed to his aura at such proximity and forgives her, but also completely rejects her, mentioning that she is four thousand years too early for him. He prefers "a noble maiden", a virgin", and "a flower that blooms in the plain" was his type during his childhood.
Kinoko Nasu felt that, while pondering what class to place Gilgamesh in, he didn't require a class because "there's no need to constrain [Gil] like that anymore." The original test version he played of the game made the character extremely "broken" gameplay-wise, causing him to be described as "hax mode" on the Servant selection screen. He doesn't know if that will be the final design choice, or if they will adjust the power balance.
Can You Chat with the King of Heroes?Edit
Can You Chat with the King of Heroes? (, ?) is a game on the Fate/Extra CCC site that involves speaking with Gilgamesh. The player is an unknown presence that has caused the spirit particles to become restless and disturb Gilgamesh's peace in the Chimeric Lunar Sea in the Far Side of the Moon Cell. After being awoken, he mentions that the area should be the territory of nil, meaning that none should be able to trespass. The player has choices to pick different dialogue options to attempt to converse with him, but, depending on his mood, he may simply repeatedly kill the nuisance instead.
He does not acknowledge the player at first, simply calling them a noise and killing them for three days. They resurrect and return each time, so he eventually acknowledges their apparent desire to be killed by him and decides to play along with them. Finally acknowledging them as a "mongrel", he attempts to have them establish a better connection, but they fail, leaving him to do it himself and kill them in the process. He begins to enjoy the process of killing and letting them revive, but the player's lack of knowledge of him angers him.
After finally learning about him, he is pleased that the player has "learned their place." If he is called the King of Knights, he is angered, but also says it has a resonance about it that makes him want to be introduced to the one who holds the title. Their daily talks continue, bringing up the Holy Grail War and having the player humiliate themselves trying to appease him. He tells the player to serve him tea as a favor of finding a task for them, but there is a disruption in the Moon Cell the next day after he prepares his golden tea set.
He attempt to have them resume the task the next day, but cuts the conversation short after realizing that the player is not a magus. He takes an interest in the happenings with the player, noting that such a thing is normally impossible. He tries to establish a connection, but he can only test the receptive capacity and kill the player. After they resurrect, he notes that they are connected even though the player's soul cannot be etherized. The connection between them starts to break, causing him to realize the cause of the situation.
After finding out about the Far Side being restructured, he reveals that the eighteen days of transmissions only took less than a microsecond from the Moon Cell's perspective. That restructuring is responsible for the player interacting with him, feeling human corruption and appetition from the malignant information invading the area. The final day arrives, and Gilgamesh almost draws Enkidu on the player while musing over the possibility of their immortality stemming from being a god. He praises their earnestness, despite their denseness, by recognizing them as one of his subjects.
He becomes able to forsee events yet to pass due to the scattering of spirit particles by the Moon Cell as the Far Side goes through cycles through disintegration and reconstruction. He sees the end of the player being swallowed into nothingness and vanishing without a trace. He says that they are not a magus, but the desire to withstand the deep may allow their voice to reach him on the Far Side of the Moon.
Unlike the other Servants that travel with Hakuno to the Far Side after having contracted with them in the Holy Grail War, Gilgamesh cannot travel to the Near Side to participate and resides only within the Far Side. Hakuno had been contracted with a Berserker-class Servant beforehand, but the contract was severed somehow before emerging on the Far Side and encountering Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh's ending features Hakuno returning to the Near Side of the Moon to take part in the Holy Grail War of Fate/Extra, forgetting the preceding events with Gilgamesh and being unable to recall the Servant they have contracted. They find Gilgamesh sitting nude in their room, remembering the Far Side and filled with surprise at his existence because he was supposed to be limited only to the Far Side. He simply says "I broke that rule." It then proceeds to the deletion of Hakuno's data at the end of the Holy Grail War, but Gilgamesh instead insults the Moon Cell, takes Hakuno, and decides to head out for "any planet with intelligent life and an emphasis on consumption and progress." They end up on a planet 1,500 light years away from Earth.
Gilgamesh is different from regular Heroic Spirits in that he is not confined to a single class. Due to the long time he spent sleeping, he "returned to level one." Gilgamesh displays the use of Gate of Babylon, and along with raining down swords, he draws a number of different weapons in close combat, including a swords similar in shape to Enki, a golden axe, and a black and gold drill-shaped weapon. He also has use of Ea and Enkidu. 
Fate/Extra CCC Gilgamesh Setting
The demigod king who ruled over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk in the time before Christ. Not just a legend but also a real person, the king written of in mankind's oldest epic, "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
Possessing great divinity as two-thirds god and one-third human, without anyone to match him in this world, he was perfected as a transcendent being who attained everything in the world.
In his childhood, he was adored by the people as the ideal ruler, but as he grew, possible due to being treated as almighty, his consideration for the people waned, and he came to rule Uruk with absolute power.
However, simply being oppressive does not make one a tyrant, he made Uruk prosper properly, found a friend he could speak with, and in personally subjugating the phenomena that would harm the people, that heroic quality cannot be doubted.
He is the heroic figure who defeated the bull so large it was cloaked in the heavens and rendered the civilization of this fortified Sumerian city unshakeable.
The following is historical fact, which differs from "The Epic of Gilgamesh." According to a fragment of an inscription found in an archaeological excavation of the historical ruins of this Sumerian city, Uruk was a city-state that existed on the shore of Persian south of Mesopotamia, and he was the fifth king of that city's first dynasty. It obtained assets through ocean trade and subjugated the region of southern Mesopotamia. He was victorious in the fight against Aga, king of the Kish who controlled the north made strong the city-states of Sumer. However, as a result the reckless deforestation of the woods due to the building of ships, their agricultural land was destroyed.
For that reason, Gilgamesh, seeking the giant tree, the Lebanon Cedar, launched an expedition all the way to far-away Phoenicia (modern day Lebanon), fought against the people of woods, called Humbaba, gained victory against them, and brought that massive tree back with him.
According to "The Epic of Gilgamesh," it seems that Gilgamesh, after the loss of Enkidu, fell into depression, his previous vigor gone.
The fact that Enkidu, whose strength had not been inferior to Gilgamesh's own, could die, was the shock that Gilgamesh received.
Gilgamesh, who was tormented over anxiety of death, finally set off on a trip to the realm of the death in search of perpetual youth and eternal life.
It was said that there lived a sage who had lived since placing a large amount of animals upon an ark before the coming of a deluge that assailed the earth.
This sage was said to be the only one of the earth escape from death and live until the present. Seeking him, Gilgamesh set across wilderness alone.
At the end of that long journey and many hardships, Gilgamesh finally managed to reach the realm of the dead. There, he met the sage, Utnapishtim, spoke with him, and in the end, Gilgamesh attained the spirit herb of perpetual youth and eternal life.
Gilgamesh came to rise above the "death" that had taken even Enkidu.
His heart's desire fulfilled, during his triumphant return to Uruk, Gilgamesh stopped by a spring. He cleansed himself; it seems he wanted to test the fruits of his labor while in perfect condition.
However. While he was bathing, unexpectedly, a snake with an empty stomach sniffed out the smell of the spirit herb of perpetual youth and eternal life.
By the time he noticed, it was too late. Panicked, Gilgamesh emerged from the spring, all that remained there was the skin that snake had shed.
Having lost the spirit herb of perpetual youth and eternal life in this way, Gilgamesh was irritated for a long interval, but afterwards, he made his way back to his own castle, Uruk.
While the Gilgamesh after this was severe, he ruled his state quietly, entrusted to to the next king, and went to his eternal rest.
Without telling anyone of the whereabouts of the spirit herb of perpetual youth and eternal life.
Mankind's oldest king of heroes, Gilgamesh. Discord with the gods, the journey for the perpetual youth and eternal life, a deluge which covered the world. In that epic is the basis of every legend.
The truth of his epic poem, which has many uncertain points concerning fine details exists on the other side of the veil of romance placed upon it by the present day.
This is another digression, but the snake is reborn with a new body every time it sheds its skin because it stole and ate Gilgamesh's spirit herb... is what is said. It seems that the way the snake goes about its life appeared to the ancient people as a kind of perpetual youth and eternal life that was not available to humans.
- ↑ Interview summary: "Apparently Gil's personality is heavily influenced by the era he's summoned into. He was a jerk in FSN because the world (his property) was being sullied by the consumption society of the early 2000s, which rubbed him the wrong way. He's taken a liking to the virtual world of 2032, though, so his personality is more stable and closer to how he actually was in life. Wada says he reminds her a little of Hollow Ataraxia Gil."
- ↑ もちろん冷酷で、"我様" なところはそのままですが、「こいつはひどいヤツだけど、同時にすごいヤツなんだ」というノリで突き進んで います。
Fate/Extra CCC Gilgamesh Secret Garden
Name: Gilgamesh (I am the absolute first king. The king of heroes among heroes. As such, that is what you should call me.)
Height: (If I must say, then) 182 cm (What? More normal than you expected? Fool! Are you telling me to become a meat puppet!?)
Weight: (Again, if I must say, then) 68 kg (approximately. Just so you know, there is no excess flesh. Again, since I was born, there has been no time when this body gained excess weight. It has been of use, mongrel.)
3 Sizes: B94/W73/H93 (A golden body is befitting the golden king. It is far too beautiful for your eyes, but if you desire me to cast off, bring forth a command seal.)
Home: (Let's see. If I were to answer as a human, then it would be my capital,) Uruk
Birthday: Unknown (The beginning or end of the land, choose whichever you prefer.)
Weak Point: Do not ask of what you already know. (It is obvious that my weakness is that I have no faults.)
Fetishism: (Let's see..) That their molding be beautiful is natural, there is no need to speak of it. (That which appeals to my heart is the sound of a heart breaking, and when beautiful objects are washed away, that even more beautiful drop of liquid. When you lick it, it is sweet.)
What do you seek from your partner?
............ (That answer is one you should search for yourself.)
Favorite underwear color?
(You, are you now an incorrigible fool?) What is there besides gold!!!
How do you spend your free time?
Pleasure trips. (No matter what kind of age it is, I cannot cease wandering around the land. Well, I did sleep until I returned to level one though.)
Lynchpin of Heaven
That which exemplifies Gilgamesh's way of life. That which expresses how the gods of ancient times lived and his birthplace.
In history, the gods of the universe are split into two categories. When things that were already there become gods, and when things are reborn as gods.
Things that were already there are when things such as heavenly bodies, like the sun and moon, or natural phenomena, like storms or earthquakes, become the objects of worship.
Things that are reborn as gods is when they were human in the beginning, but due to various factors, they deviated from being human and became the objects of worship. Heroes and messiahs and systems necessary to thrive fall under this category.
The gods of Mesopotamia are of the former category. Natural phenomena possess intentions and personalities and reigned as the laws of heaven. That which those gods sent out in order to remonstrate the people of the earth was Gilgamesh.
The lynchpin of heaven. The king who was brought forth by the hands of the gods in order to secure the the surface which was leaving the age of the gods.
However, he did not fulfill that role. Considering his own desires first, controlling his kingdom as a person, he rejected how the gods lived as something from a past age.
"I will obey the gods. And respect them. However, be destroyed. On the occasion that you brought me forth, you lost your positions by your own actions."
Thus, ancient Uruk began, and the king who parted ways from the gods was born. The King of Heroes, Gilgamesh. The king that was desired as a lynchpin, in truth, became the tip of the spear that put an end to the old age.
Chains of Heaven
That which exemplifies Gilgamesh's childhood. It expresses his battle with the friend that was his equal and their adventures.
The one and only tale of a merit that will not change for all eternity in the world.
Poison of Death
That which exemplifies Gilgamesh's youth. It expresses his pursuit of perpetual youth and eternal life and its circumstances.
Thus, that childhood time of his came to an end. The tyrant with neither blood nor tears.
The hero who enjoyed himself, mastering every treasure, every pleasure.
The king with the conviction to treat good and evil equally. As the absolute basis is "himself," there is no need for other ideologies and ways of life. Though on the point of vaingloriousness, he is the same as the Macedonian King of Conquerors, but the largest difference between the King of Heroes and the King of Conquerors is the point of "not needing retainers."
This hero, from the beginning to the end dictated only "himself." His loves are treasures, tools; people were only things that would disappear.
...Even if he recognizes how much it deserves to be loved.
Considering the theme of "CCC," it's impossible to avoid questions regarding women. This is a digression, but Gilgamesh's preferred type is "a noble maiden (virgin)". (It seems that "a flower that blooms in the plain" was his type during his childhood.) It seems he hates women who, while relying on men, have using men as their interior face.
- ↑ TYPE-MOON Ace 8 Fate/Extra CCC Nasu and Takeuchi interviews - Pages 11-12, 39-43
Fate/Extra CCC Gilgamesh Keywords
01 - Enuma Elish
Star of Creation that Separated Heaven and Earth
The final Noble Phantasm of Gilgamesh which shows the dawn of creation – the beginning of everything. A cut through the fabric of space by Ea the Sword of Separation, a sword crowned with the name of a god in Mesopotamian mythology.
The god Ea is considered to be a pseudo-deification of the power of the planet by which primordial Earth’s surface, covered by magma ocean and gas, was moved, crushed, and stabilized.
Many gods began the building of nations after primordial Earth became habitable by life, but Ea was one involved in the building of the planet before that.
The sword of Gilgamesh crowned with the title Ea starts a space-time ripple by rotating three layers of enormous fields of force to rotate, causing space itself to fluctuate. Its true power isn’t used against a single lifeform but against the world itself.
It is one of the pinnacles of the many Noble Phantasms of Servants – “the sword that ripped apart the world”.
02 - King of Heroes
Another name for Gilgamesh. It does not mean a king who is a hero but is used with the implication that he is the king over heroes.
The story of Gilgamesh, is who mankind's oldest hero, is copied within the mythologies of all the countries of the world. The origin of all myths, the model on which heroes are based...calling him such would not be an exaggeration.
More of less, the heroes of various myths are derived from Gilgamesh's legend. As such, Gilgamesh possesses the prototypes of the Noble Phantasms that heroes carry... the original treasures from before every legend was arranged. Though it may be a paradox, unless the original, Gilgamesh, possesses it, it cannot be handed down as the Noble Phantasm possessed by the later heroes who were derived from him.
When humanity was still small. Within the treasury of the king, who governed his kingdom and lived in as much luxury as he desired, was collected every single treasure in the world.
Inside that treasury, there is the treasured swords that saved later heroes, and there is preserved the cursed swords that stole the lives of heroes.
The reason that Gilgamesh is called the King of Heroes is here. Noble Phantasms are primarily one to a any single hero. Not only does he possess an approximately infinite amount of them, he also owns the "legends" that other heroes are wake against, as if it were natural. It should be impossible for an average hero to cross swords with him.
As a Heroic Spirit, he is an absolute warrior in battles against Heroic Spirits. While there are several heroes who hold the title of king, such as the King of Knights and the King of Conquerors, but in regards to being crowned with the title "King of All Heroes," in all of heaven and earth, he is the only one.
03 - Friend
As he became a young man, Gilgamesh's violent disposition only grew. Of course the people of Uruk, but even the gods who dispatched him, were greatly perplexed by his violence.
"Gilgamesh is not fulfilling his original role." "That insolent creature needs someone to admonish him."
Having come to that conclusion, the gods sent a single life to the surface. Its name was Enkidu. It was a person made by a god and given her blood, the same as Gilgamesh.
It had neither a sex nor a fixed form. Enkidu, being made from clay by a god, was "Uruk's greatest weapon," able to change its shape at will. According to the god which was its mother's will, Enkidu confronted Gilgamesh before the temple of Uruk. With their exchanging of blows like a storm, their battle occurred within the city.
After that fierce fighting, they both collapsed to the ground without consideration for where, praised each other's valor, and became peerless friends.
Gilgamesh, who had been without equal, for the first time found someone he could call "a friend."
After that, while his vainglorious attitude did not change, Gilgamesh, remonstrated by Enkidu, softened his tyranny.
Gilgamesh, who had acquired someone who understood him in Enkidu, defeated the guardian of the forest and beast of the gods, Humbaba, and, as the most excellent king on the earth, took possession of every single treasure.
At this time, the dazzlingly powerful Gilgamesh was an existence that not even the gods could avert their eyes from.
A goddess fell in LOVE with this Gilgamesh. It was the goddess of fertility Ishtar. She proposed to Gilgamesh, but he quickly refused. Because he knew that how whimsical and cruel a witch who rendered men useless Ishtar was.
Ishtar, enraged by Gilgamesh's insults, as her revenge, clung to her father, the god Anu, in tears and released the greatest of divine beasts, "the Bull of Heaven," onto the earth.
"The Bull of Heaven" is a disaster of extreme magnitude clad in storms. When it appeared, a seven-year famine and destruction occurred on earth. In other words, the downfall of Uruk.
Against this divine beast which none could match, Gilgamesh and Enkidu worked together to stand against it and repelled it splendidly. Once again, the goddess lost face. Naturally, Isthar's rage had not lessened, and she requested death for either of the two of them from the gods. Because for one with a human body to kill the beast of the gods was a sin.
Ishtar's wish was granted, and one of the two, Enkidu, who was created by the gods, unable to defy that decree, slowly weakened and died.
...The sole person who understood the king, Enkidu. Just how large a shadow his loss cast over Gilgamesh is told in his lifetime afterward.
Enkidu is an autonomous weapon created from the clay of the gods. In SE.RA.PH. terms, he is close to an AI. As a result of being complete from birth, he neither grows nor evolves. He could take various forms as needed, but it is said his usual appearance was that of a 16-year-old person who could be seen as a girl or a boy with long hair which faintly shines a light-green color.
Fate/Extra CCC Gilgamesh Skills
Divinity [B (A+)]
A judgement regarding whether or not one's body possess the property of being divine.
Though he possesses the greatest rank of divine spirit aptitude, Gilgamesh himself hates the gods, so the rank has gone down.
Golden Rule [A]
Not the bodily golden ratio, but one's destiny in regard to how much money follows one around in life.
At rank A, it's possible to call it a soul of gold. With this Goldy attitude, even while living like a multimillionaire, he won't have any money troubles during his life.
The ability to acquire items of higher quality. It's the good luck of frequently obtaining even rare items, but because it only applies to Gilgamesh himself, it does not bless the Master.
Gilgamesh is a collector of treasure. "I collected all the treasures of the earth," is Gilgamesh's favorite phrase, but that is not a metaphor. He collected and stored away a sample of all the technology that was developed during his age and sealed them.
That which Gilgamesh stored, rather than being treasure, is "the origin of the intelligence of mankind" itself. If it does not exist in Gilgamesh's treasury, then it is "something produced by a new breed of humanity, according a completely new concept," "something made from the technology of the culture born from the intelligent life from another heavenly body," one of the two.
For that reason, of course he has airplanes and submarines. The desires of the people from before Christ are not different, and it would not do for the crafts of ancient times when magic was in good health to be inferior to the crafts of the modern age. People generally realize the "tools of hope" that they dream of, and each time that occurs, it ended with them being confiscated by the king's hand.
The offensive skill Gilgamesh uses, "Gate of Babylon," shoot the treasure he collected like this like arrows. The gate to the golden capital opens, and his treasures are shot out from his treasure cellar.
This is a digression, but after the Noble Phantasms that are shot out are used, regardless of how far it has gone, it turns to Gilgamesh's treasure cellar. "Hah. I possess a Noble Phantasm which excels at the task of retrieval," says the person himself.
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