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Nasuverse character
Hansa Cervantes
Hansa Cervantes
Japanese name: ハンザ・セルバンテス
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/strange fake
Character type: Human
Affiliation: Church
Gender: Male

Hansa Cervantes (ハンザ・セルバンテス, Hanza Serubantesu?) is a character in Fate/strange fake. He is an Executioner of the Church and the overseer of the Holy Grail War of Snowfield.

ProfileEdit

BackgroundEdit

Twenty years before the False Holy Grail War, Hansa was from a small village in the mountainous region of Spain, but his hometown was destroyed by Dead Apostle. It left the orphan boy surviving in the wilderness of the mountains. Hansa was eventually saved by Dilo and was later adopted by Dilo's acquaintance Delmio Cervantes. Delmio trained him with martial arts and Hansa decided to pursue the path of an Executor. He is a member of the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament. He was sent to Snowfield by the Holy Church as a moderator for the False Holy Grail War.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Hansa is a man of Spanish ethnicity and appears in his mid-thirties. Hansa is an unusual looking man with shoulder length, wavy hair and a distinctive eyepatch over his right eye. While not obvious to look at, his body has been cybernetically enhanced.

Personality Edit

While Hansa has a sociable personality, he has a bad habit of being distracted when fiddling with his cell phone, especially during times of an important colloquy; this does not seem to hamper Hansa's physical capabilities as he easily blocked a sudden attack from a fellow priest. He is a friendly and carefree man, who doesn't take even dangerous situations seriously and does what he wants to. He has though shown being sometimes angered by comments he views as absolute insults to himself and the Church. Hansa also doesn't show the normal attitude of the members of the Church, being far more friendly with mages.

RoleEdit

Fate/strange fakeEdit

Hansa appears in a casino, where False Archer and his Master, Tine Chelc, are also staying. Hansa is able to see the hidden Tine and wins a couple of chips by guessing the same number. Archer is somewhat annoyed by him, but lets him go, with Hansa telling him that he is the overseer of the War and needs some of his luck for the upcoming challenge. Hansa then leaves the casino, along with four other women, intending to meet one of the masterminds behind the "joke of a war".

Hansa arrives to the police station, where he meets Orlando Reeve, the Master of False Caster and the leader of a police force named Clan Calatin. Hansa chats with him for a bit, announcing his position as the overseer appointed by the Church. Orlando, however, is far less friendly with Hansa, refusing to accept him as the overseer and even threatening to arrest him. Before Orlando and his men can do anything though, False Assassin appears in the building, looking for Saber, who has been taken captive by the police. Orlando and Clan Calatin then engage Assassin, all using Noble Phantasm imitations against the Servant, while Hansa simply watches and drinks coffee. Clan Calatin fares surprisingly well against Assassin, but their battle is stopped by Assassin's Master, Jester Karture, a Dead Apostle who Assassin refuses to accept as a Master. Jester sends Assassin away with a Command Spell and engages Clan Calatin himself. The previously competent officers are now, however, unable to even damage Jester, as their weapons can't wound him due to his nature as a Dead Apostle. Seeing their dire situation, Hansa now intervenes, teasing Jester, who in turn throws a sofa towards Hansa. Hansa easily kicks he sofa away and then smashes Jester into the wall.[2] Jester survives the blow, but is surprised by Hansa's unnatural physical strength and speed. Hansa and Jester then fight, their battle eventually moving outside. Despite Jester's inhuman physical and magical abilities, Hansa is capable of quite easily matching him. Jester even speculates that Hansa might be a member of the Church's infamous Burial Agency, their elite group. Hansa, however, is insulted by Jester even comparing him to the Burial Agency, whose power far exceeds his own, finally taking the fight seriously. Hansa uses his cybernetic enhancements to launch a rocket at Jester, that blows him into pieces. This destroys one of Jester's hearts, but he survives thanks to his three other hearts, taking on the appearance of a boy and escaping. Hansa is annoyed by not being able to catch him and soon leaves the scene. The whole battle between Hansa and Jester had been concealed by the four women serving as Hansa's assistants, who are also members of the Church.[1]

Hansa takes residence in the local church, along with his assistants. He later meets with Flat Escardos, the Master of False Berserker. Despite being members of opposing sides, Flat being a student of Clock Tower and Hansa being an Executor of the Church, they get along well, with Hansa even offering Flat a place in the Church, if he ever gets tired of magecraft.[3]

AbilitiesEdit

Hansa has incredible reflexes where he is capable of easily blocking a casino coin, going at the speed of a bullet, that was aimed on the back of his head. He is well versed in hand-to-hand combat to the point where, when coupled with his cybernetic improvements, Hansa can easily fight on the level of a Dead Apostle.

Being an executor, Hansa is skilled in the use of black keys either as slashing weapons or as projectiles. With his enhancements, Hansa was able to reduce the massive rubbles thrown at him by a Dead Apostle into dust by slashing them with the keys. Due to the cybernetic enhancements he's been noted to have many gadgets made for fighting a dead apostle, such as his forearm being able to protrude blades much like black keys when attempting to break out of Jester's grip. His speed and reflexes allowed him to avoid what would be a hail of bullets in his encounter with Jester, who used the firearms from the police station.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptEdit

Narita was somewhat wary about making Hansa into a cyborg, but decided it was alright, as the Church had the best technology in the world.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 4: "A Battle Without Heroic Spirits"
  2. Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 3: "Ensemble Versus Illusion"
  3. Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Chapter 13: "At Last, a Second, and a Third"
  4. Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Afterword