|Also known as:|| Kishinami (キシナミ, ?) (Male default nickname)|
Hakunon (はくのん, ?) (Female default nickname)
Main Protagonist (主人公, Shujinkō?)
|Appears in:|| All Around Type-Moon|
Fate/Extella / Link
Fate/Extra / CCC / Fox Tail
|Japanese VA:||Atsushi Abe (Male)|
|Character type:||Human, NPC, Master|
|Gender:||Male or Female|
|Height:|| 170cm (Male)|
|Weight:|| 63kg (Male)|
|Blood type:||Player's decision|
|Likes:|| Anmitsu, Devotion, Arranging leftover Mystic Codes (Male)|
Candy, Caring, Reckless bond quests (Female)
|Dislikes:|| Debt collectors, Warmed goods, Reckless bond quests (Male)|
Weapon bragging, Hard beds, Arranging leftover Mystic Codes (Female)
|Talents:|| Mental firmness (Male)|
Never gives up (Female)
|Natural enemy:|| Kiara Sessyoin, Velber 03 (Male)|
Twice, Velber 01 (Female)
Student council president (both)
|Image Color:|| Dark brown (Male)|
Light brown (Female)
Hakuno Kishinami (岸波 白野, ?) 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.
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 Amnesia Syndrome, 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.
The male protagonist has brown hair and eyes and wears the standard Male school uniform (男子学生服, Danshi gakusei fuku?) 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 Female school uniform (女子学生服, Joshi gakusei fuku?), she wears black turtleneck and black pantyhose. Rin Tohsaka first thought Hakuno to be a NPC because Hakuno looked too plain to be an actual person.
In Fate/Extra CCC, the male and female protagonist have alternate outfits called Classic Male uniform (旧男子学生服, Kyū danshi gakusei fuku?) and Classic Female uniform (旧女子学生服, Kyū joshi gakusei fuku?). 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. Their other outfits are called Boy's gym suit (男子体操服, Danshi taisō fuku?)/Girl's gym suit (女子体操服, Joshi taisō fuku?) and School Swimsuit (スクール水着, Sukūru Mizugi?). Players can customize Hakuno with ornaments such as glasses and gloves.
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.
In Fate/Extella, as the ruler of SE.RA.PH, Hakuno demonstrates a serious and level-headed calm to situations, though can be surprised and shocked by certain situations like any other character. This kingly aptitude has earned them loyalty of other Servants - including former enemies they fought in the Grail War such as Gawain and Li Shuwen. However, after splitting themselves into three different parts to prevent the Regalia from being used to destroy the Moon Cell, Hakuno's self is broken up amongst his three selves.
The Soul of Hakuno, the Master of Caster, shows a cool and level-headed approach while at the same time being something of a pushover, easily folding under Caster's tyrannic actions. That said, they are very passionate and like their Mind and Body counterpart, they show nothing but the utmost faith and love for their Servant.
The Mind of Hakuno seems to share most of their original self's traits prior to splitting, though has vague recollections and is often confused. They are easily worried about Saber, despite knowing that she is capable of handling herself well. They are also courageous, willing to fight alongside Saber even knowing the danger such a thing would pose.
The Body of Hakuno is, arguably, the closest to Hakuno Kishinami when they first became apart of the Moon Cell Holy Grail War. Incapable of remembering anything, they are understandably terrified of Altera when they encounter her in Titan Form and look for the easiest chance of escape when made a prisoner. However, after discovering Altera's pain and sorrows, they are more willing to try and find a way to save her, even though in doing so risks the destruction of the Moon Cell, which they tried to prevent in the first place.
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.
Fate/Extra CCC Fox TailEdit
Both Nero and Hakuno have emerged victorious in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War, thus giving them control over the Moon Cell Automaton computer, which has the power to grant a wish. As proof of their kingship, they have obtained the Regalia ring. At some point in time, Hakuno had encountered the admin of the Moon Cell, Archimedes, who informed them of a terrible threat known as the Umbral Star, a predatory planet that consumed and harvested life every 14,000 years. As it happened, the Moon Cell's update programming was around the same time as the Umbral Star, or the Velber, would reawaken and resume their quest of destruction. Not wanting their servant to get involved, Hakuno went with Archimedes to the Dark Zero, where the Vanguard of the Velber was sealed away when it first attacked the Moon Cell. However, to Hakuno's surprise, the White Titan was a giant woman, sleeping inside a room filled with golden treasure. Archimedes, panicked, says that they should defeat the Titan now with the Regalia, though before Hakuno can act, the Titan awakens. At first, it shows no hostility, even greeting Hakuno until it becomes hostile after Archimedes repeated shouts that they should eliminate the Titan. Hakuno is then captured by the Titan. It is then learned that Archimedes was, in fact, a servant of the Velber, who was going to eliminate Hakuno if they had gone along with his plans, but to his joyous surprise, they were unwilling to attack the Titan upon seeing its calm nature.
Realizing that if the Regalia is destroyed, and the Moon Cell left vulnerable, Hakuno makes a last resort decision to split themselves into three parts; Mind, Body, and Soul. This action shocks Archimedes, believing that they wouldn't even be so desperate, but as a result of their actions, the Regalia is separated into three pieces. The Mind of Hakuno Kishinami has returned to Nero Claudius' side, while the Soul has returned to Tamamo no Mae, who has begun to set herself up as a tyrant of her own land. Meanwhile, the Body is left with the Titan, and is left amnesiac, unable to recall most of anything, much like how Hakuno first started out in Fate/Extra. Unfortunately, the action has horrible ramifications as later learned. Without a Soul or Body to stabilize the Mind, Nero's Master would suffer the effects and even go into a catatonic state at the end of the Flame Poem Arc. The Body is much in the same way, though in contrast, it would degrade and eventually break down without a Mind or Soul to help it function. The Soul, on the other hand, would be able to function all by itself without the aid of Hakuno's Mind or Body.
In the game, the three Hakunos each command their own party: The Mind of Hakuno commands Nero Claudius, who's party consists of Nameless, Gawain, Cu Chulainn, and Li Shuwen. The Soul of Hakuno commands the party led by Tamamo no Mae, which consists of Karna, Elizabeth Bathory, Lü Bu Fèngxiān, and Medusa. The Body of Hakuno is in command of Attila's party, as she leads Gilgamesh, Jeanne d'Arc, and Iskander.
The female Hakuno appears in both Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka route. The female Hakuno is a silent opponent that Shirou considers her pretty good. Rin saw her with Archer and they get along pretty well.
Kotomine comments that they are the most helpless Master he has seen, ranked as E- in quality by the Moon Cell, 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 Mystic Codes, 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.
In Fate/Extra CCC receives from Kiara Sessyoin the Codecasts: Thesis of the Still Heart (五停心観, Gojō Shinkan?) is a codecast skill that allows you to access someone Secret Garden and Ten Thousand Colored Stagnation (万色悠滞, Banshoku Yūtai?) that allows people to enter the hearts of others and controlled entirely by the network.
In the Fate/Extra Manga, Hakuno showed the capacity to overwrite the codecasts of others, neutralizing Shinji's hacking without the use of Formal Wear. However, in later chapters he is seen using the following Code Casts:
- view_status; - A codecast skill that displays an opponent's information.
- gain_str; - A codecast skill that increases Saber's strength.
- hack; - A codecast skill that damages and stuns an enemy Servant's skill.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
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, Furanshisuko Zabieru?, lit. "Francisco Xavier") as a joke answer during Fate/Extra, the two genders have been given nicknames, Zabio (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.
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Female Hakuno was ranked 59th and the Male Hakuno was ranked 103rd.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: Hero, p.026
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Fate/EXTELLA material - Hero, p.022
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: Heroine, p.028
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Fate/EXTELLA material - Heroine, p.023
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: CCC True End Protagonist [Spoilers], p.185 [T]