Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?) is an Archer-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Archer's True Name is Ishtar (イシュタル, Ishutaru?), a Pseudo-Servant summoned into the body of Rin Tohsaka.

Ishtar is the goddess of fertility of Babylonian mythology and one of many mother goddesses whose power is derived from the Earth Mother.[1][2][3] Her Sumerian divine name is Inanna (イナンナ, Inan'na?), and this name is actually the older one. Ishtar is her Akkadian divine name. A goddess of Venus, a goddess that rules over good harvests which brings prosperity to people and also a goddess that rules war and destruction.[1]

Said to be the most pampered, or rather, most beloved goddess by the other deities. Also famous for having numerous loves, it has been said that she would make advances with all her energies on those who she took a liking, regardless of those being humans or other deities. On the other hand, she also displayed a demon-like cruelty towards those who did not bow to her will.[1]

After Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeated Humbaba, Ishtar fell in love with Gilgamesh, proposing to the King of Heroes, but he quickly refused due to her reputation as a whimsical and cruel witch who "rendered men useless."[3] Ishtar was enraged by the insults towards her, so she sought out her father, Anu, to get her revenge. Clinging to him in tears, she asked for the Bull of Heaven to be released onto the earth.[3] It has also been said that the reason why she brought that divine beast to the Earth was because the King of Heroes from Uruk, Gilgamesh, did not answer to her temptations. Having even dispatched a fearsome divine beast called “Bull of Heavens” to the city of Uruk; at any rate, goddess who is a nuisance to others.[1] The duo once again worked together to defeat it, causing Ishtar to lose face and drive her rage further. To the other gods, she requested the death of one of the two, citing that one with a human body killing the beast of the gods was a sin. Her wish was granted, and Enkidu soon died due to being unable to defy the decree as a creation of the gods.[3]


This form is not that of the goddess Ishtar herself, but a pseudo-Servant condition in which a human that has a wavelength close to her own was made into a vessel.[1]

“My original self was more glamorous, but this body is also not bad.”



“Well then, I wonder if humans will survive this, or will they be extinct?”


She says that her role is to watch over humans in a way appropriate for a goddess, but that means to watch over while snickering. Truly, a (red) devil from Venus.[1]

In “Fate/GO”, she has manifested as a Pseudo-Servant by possessing a human. Since Ishtar is egoistical, she behaves while paying no regards to the possessed human, but her personality is receiving a great influence from that of the possessed human. Ishtar is both compassionate and cruel, but because the possessed human’s personality is more virtuous, her cruelty has withdrawn deep down and her good side is coming more to the surface.[1]

For Ishtar, the Master is “a human worth teasing”. Although she thinks of herself as being more eminent, since the personality of the possessed body is her base, she will never look down on humans. She will come in contact with him in an effective and friendly manner, but just as “a toy worth teasing”. But as their bonds become deeper, her natural disposition to take care of people and emotional weakness (she ends up empathizing with him) work against her, and he changes from “a toy worth teasing” into “my precious contractor, whose future is worth watching over”.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic BeastsEdit

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

She is amongst the "Babylonia" Servants to assist the Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar.[4]

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

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

Other appearancesEdit

In Fate/Extra CCC, Gilgamesh mentions that he will not use his full power for Hakuno Kishinami, he states an exception would be an Alter Ego using Ishtar as a base. He says BB has likely taken his personality into account when creating them, so it is unlikely to happen.

Gilgamesh in Fate/Prototype hates her greatly, describing the sentiment as "Women who are absolutely confident in their good looks are repulsive creatures!" He sees similarities between her and Manaka Sajyou.[5]


Her weapon-of-choice is the Heavenly Boat Maanna(?) (天舟マアンナ, ?), which is both an airship and a giant bow. Maanna is the boat of god that soars across the Mesopotamian world, and also a interstellar teleportation gate (Gate). Because she is now a pseudo-Servant, the warp function is normally being sealed. Ishtar can also use a spear, but this time she is sticking to act as an Archer. Image-wise, it is like an invader that came in flying from Venus to attack the Earth. Bibyu(?).[1]

Mana Burst (Jewel) (魔力放出(宝石), ?) is a skill that increases attack power by adding her excessive magic energy to the weapon. Originally, Ishtar’s divine power was free and unrestricted and mostly almighty. But, maybe as an influence of her possessed vessel, for some reason she is now unable to store her magic energy on anything other than jewels. A powerful Mana Burst skill, but because the process of charging jewels before firing is necessary, it is quite hard to put it to good use.[1]

Manifestation of Beauty (美の顕現, ?) is a skill that relates to Ishtar's fearsome charismatic nature as a goddess of beauty. A power to charm others. Despite of being in a condition of merely possessing another, it already surpasses the realm of men. Originally it was supposed to be a composite skill (gauge absorption, curse, skill-sealing) that had a strong temptation effect at its core, but thanks to the strong inclination of the possessed human, the restriction effects towards others were removed and it essentially became a simple Charisma skill. (Originally EX Rank, but it was reduced to B)[1]


Ishtar, Goddess of Venus, in summer garb. A summer festival is a state of popular frenzy... Truly a goddess-like goddess, she organized a grand event after being moved by the people's piety. She's also a kungfu-style goddess who moves her body nimbly and thrillingly, and burns rubber on her modernized Heavenly Boat Maanna.[6] "Is everyone having fun!? Best time ever? Great, splendid, splendid! Keep going, reach those limits!"[6]

Truly a goddess among goddesses who graciously and generously blesses all those gathered at the venue.[6]

What is that smile really hiding?[6]

As always, a goddess whose feet don't quite touch the ground. The hoodie apparently covers a white high-leg swimsuit.[6]

Goddess Ishtar is a free sprit. Elegant, audacious, and rather cruel. Yet the present-day outfit mitigates slightly her divine nobility and terrifyingness. Merrier and more magnanimous than usual, she's friendly.[6]

Anyone who calls herself a goddess is expected to have mastered one or two martial arts... which is obviously not a thing. The reason Ishtar can move so adroitly is because the body she occupied was quite adept at both magic and martial arts. Her current fighting style is her own unique spin on the kungfu learnt by the body. "An Uruk Art! Is there such a thing?" Thus comments the king sun-bathing atop the Ziggurat.[6]

The bow used by Ishtar in her Archer form is the detached prow of the Heavenly Boat Maanna, but this time, she has transformed the "oars" of the Heavenly Boat into a scooter that she rides. The scooter has the exact appearance of a modern-day scooter, but its abilities are naturally goddess-tier. It flies high and it can warp. There's a mysterious creature fidgeting about around Ishtar's ankles, but she consistently declines to comment on it.[6]

Although Ishtar takes an interest in her Master for being a hero with a promising future, she says she's sometimes puzzled, wondering "How come such an average Joe turned out to be a hero?" She thinks of her Master as a curious human. It's because she appreciates her Master's popularity (for having the trust of other Servants) that she hires him/her as a staff member for the current Ishtar Cup, but...?[6]

Does she never learn?[6]

The Ishtar Cup, a summer festival. It was an enormous ritual for reviving the Bull of Heaven Gugalanna, a familiar of Isthar's. Ishtar lost Gugalanna when disaster struck the Mesopotamian world, meaning a complete loss of face for her. Since then, she must have been waiting vigilantly for a chance at revenge.[6]

And what happened this time is a result of that. I'll say it again. Does she never learn?[6]

Goddess Ishtar secretly borrowed a ritual utensil from the Babylonian treasury and converted it into a Holy Grail, with which she spread her Venusian texture upon the soil of Connacht. Her plan was to create Gugalanna once more by having mighty Heroic Spirits offer thanks to the land (by racing across it). Revamping the Temple of Ishtar as a gigantic magical energy resource accumulation circuit was part of this. The Ishtar QPS (Quantum Piece System) is a nightmarish money-collection device that absorbs the magical energy not only of the people, but of the Heroic Spirits as well. The more QP is accumulated, the higher Ishtar's Divinity is raised. This deed truly befits her as a wicked goddess among wicked goddesses.[6]


Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shidzuki Morii is the character designer for Archer.[1]


  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 Fate/Grand Order - Ishtar (Rin), Translation by Master of Chaos
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 08: VII / Health Office Sabnock
  4. Prototype material - Archer, p.035
  5. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31