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Nasuverse character
Caster

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Also known as: Madame Blavatsky
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Hisako Kanemoto
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Caster FGO Archer
Gender: Female[1][2]
Height: 145cm[1][2]
Weight: 38kg[1][2]
Place of Origin: Ukraine, Yekaterinoslav
Addresses self as: Atashi (あたし, ?)[1]

Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā?) is a Caster-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

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IdentityEdit

Caster's True Name is Helena Blavatsky (エレナ・ブラヴァツキー, Erena Buravatsukī?). A female occultist from the 19th Century, a founder of theosophy, and one of the leaders in modern occultism.[1][2] She is popularly known as Madame Blavatsky.[2]

History Edit

A prodigious magus born as a sudden mutation. Despite having married young to a Russian aristocrat, Helena soon eloped and then lived gorgeously in the magic world.[2] In her lifetime, Helena wandered from place to place throughout many high societies, networked with geniuses endowed with a strong individuality such as Bell and Edison, and occasionally argued with the Mage's Association and authorities in every direction, having excelled at mediating these sort of things.[1]

Helena is considered to have immersed herself in mysticism out of belief in the existence of the Lemurian continent that was called to be a land erased in the ancient times, eventually coming in contact with a higher existence ("Mahatma") and its collective body ("Hierarchy"), acquiring many wisdoms in the process.[1][2] If that is indeed the case, she might have caught a glimpse of a possibility towards the Root.[2]

Helena designated the predecessors who reached the Root as "Mahatma" and "Hierarchy", and stipulated (assumed) them to be higher existences. Helena herself said to always have felt their messages, but in order for others to feel the same thing, the same kind of talent (a unique magic circuit) as her's would be necessary.[2]

Chances are high that the Lemurian continent and Mahatma do not actually exist, and Helena is "merely a prodigy, who performed a peculiar interpretation of the world."[2] Up to her last moments, she could not reach an agreement with London's Mage's Association.[1]

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PersonalityEdit

An eternal magical girl who is kind to others and yet strict to herself. In addition, if in a place where many Servants congregate, Helena's nature is seemingly reflected as that of a "meddlesome mother/elder sister that is helpful in taking care of others."[1]

However, one should not forget that she too is still a genius endowed with a strong self-assertion. Patterns that do not particularly draw Helena's interest are regarded as "mediocre" that will not lead to the concepts of Mahatma and Hierarchy, but if in the case that once she recognize something that "has a possibility" to those concepts, it seems that by no means will she lose her target.[1]

It seems that Helena has many wishes to the Holy Grail. She says that she cannot trim them down to one, but it is unknown if that is really the case.[2]

"... You are really nothing but unknowns, Madame Blavatsky."

"Don't you think that a mysterious woman is fine? Yes, that's not itthere is only one truth, which people cannot perceive; everything is known by Mahatma!"[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Edison and Nikola Tesla
Like as how it was before, Helena is on good terms with Edison who lived in her lifetime and had a connection with her. She regards the relationship between Edison and Nikola Tesla and their eternal rivalry. "Seriously now, even up to becoming Heroic Spirits?..." was her comment from an elder sister's point of view.[1]
Nursery Rhyme
At any rate, remembering "Alice in Wonderland" when she looks at her, she feels complicated. To say it plainly, it is not a pleasant feeling. This is because of the time when she met Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice", who is a warm supporter of the SPR (the United Kingdom's Society of Psychical Research). As a Heroic Spirit, Helena Blavatsky is relatively calmer, but she cannot get used to being kind to these authorities who chased after her during her lifetime. Regarding this matter, she says "Even now, I still detest them."[1]
Arthur Conan Doyle
Although Sir Conan Doyle was a supporter of the SPR, no matter how many times, his reaction is always kind. "Mr. Doyle is by no means a bad person. Uhh, but of course, he... was an official of the SPR, huh... Eh? Of course I understand that Mr. Holmes isn't a bad person!"[1]
Indian Heroic Spirits
For Helena, India is her second home... or rather, it is also like her soul's home. She wants to get along well with them, one way or another.[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North AmericaEdit

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Helena is one of the "E Pluribus Unum" Servants to assist Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[3]

Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean SocietyEdit

When the Agartha Singularity manifested, Helena disappeared from Chaldea and entered the Singularity.[4] Shortly after finding Peach Blossom Springs, she encountered and was soon betrayed by Christopher Columbus.[5] After being shot in the back, she fell into a river which saved her life. Once Helena had recovered, she continued her exploration of the underground regions, eventually finding the Holy Grail. When the Singularity was collapsing after the defeat of Phenex, Helena reunited with Chaldea's group and used her flying saucer to carry the survivors of the Resistance to safety.[6]

Dead Heat Summer Race! ~Ishtar Cup of Hopes and Dreams~Edit

Death Jail Summer Escape ~Medb's Great Bastille of Guilt and Despair~Edit

AbilitiesEdit

Helena is capable of hearing "voices" from Akasha which provides her with a degree of insight that most lack. Upon manifesting, Helena will create multiple copies of a small-size automata patterned after the right-hand man who once served her, Colonel Olcott, using them in replacement to maids. They are not very suited for combat.[1]

As a Servant, Helena manifests as an all-rounder Caster who manipulates the many ancient and modern magecrafts that became a basis for theosophy via her Skill Mahatma.[2] It is a Skill where Helena Blavatsky refers to those who have reached the Origin before her to be Mahatma and considers them to be beings of a higher dimension. She uses many magecraft bases carved into the world, saying that she's borrowing power from the Mahatma. It is unknown if some higher being is actually lending her power, or if she just has a particularly special magic circuit.[1]

Helena proves to have a handle of the magecraft of ancient Egypt and even the baptism rites of the Holy Church; but, as expected, it seems that those ancient ones are not really her forte.[2] She can also use Summoning, Black Magecraft, Alchemy, Elemental Change Magecraft, Rune Magecraft, and so on. By using multiple magecraft bases simultaneously, she miraculously succeeded in using especially powerful magecraft. This simultaneous use does not always work, and luck and chance factor in as well, so the effect is that especially powerful spells only sometimes occur.[1]

Helena can perform magical attacks by means of casting. She can also perform distant attacks by means of using pure magical energy and not because of using attributes such as wind and fire. Specifically, a floating book (a secret doctrine) fires light rays with a "bang!"[1]

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Nasuverse character
Archer

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Japanese name: アーチャー
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Hisako Kanemoto
Character type: Servant (Master: Protagonist)
Servant classes: FGO Archer FGO Caster
Gender: Female[7]
Height: 145cm[7]
Weight: 38kg[7]
Place of Origin: Europe[7]

All of a sudden, both outfit & class undergo a Mahatma Change! Bestowed with a new Noble Phantasm by borrowing the powers of the Lord Sanat Kumara, and materializing the Kumara Wheel for the race, Helena Blavatsky challenges the Summer Event![7]

"Wielding the stylish NYARF Water Gun, I'm gonna scatter any rivals lined up!"[7]

"Just so you know, the production of NYARF was by me!"[7]

"The improvisations were done by me you blockhead!"[7]

"Whether I'm an Archer or a Rider, sometimes I kind of can't tell" so Helena says with some embarrassment.[7]

Helena's primary reason for participating in the race is, "To have fun!"[7]

"Of course, it's not as if the thought of winning hadn't crossed my mind..."[7]

If victory seems possible, she will wholeheartedly aim towards winning - this is her approach. But of course, this is still the cautious Helena, who tries not to rush in unprepared. For this time's Helena, her inner Big Sister disposition, or Motherly disposition (or perhaps Grandma) may be slightly more apparent than usual.[7]

As much has happened to her, both Edison and Tesla thought it was imperative to have her undergo a "stress dispersal." That is why they entered the race. That is why she is to act as she pleases. Helena resolved to accept their concerns for her. In short————disperse her stress, and fully enjoy Summer Vacation to her heart's content![7]

"I'm going to relieve my inner child and have lots of fun this summer" is what she strongly tells herself... It is what she is indeed doing, but as a result, somehow, it feels as though that ancient move is much older than usual...?[7]

DevelopmentEdit

HBdraft

Caster's Draft Design

Creation and Conception Edit

Matsuryu is the character illustrator for Helena Blavatsky.[1][2] He released a draft image of Helena on Twitter.[8] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 Fate/Grand Order material III - Helena Blavatsky, p.244-253, translated by ckxuZHx89 at /fgog.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 06: V / Arsenal Halphas
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society - Prologue
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society - Act 14
  6. Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society - Act 16
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27
  8. Matsuryu's Tweet 3/30/16 and 4/1/16