|Appears in:|| Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:|| Naomi Kusumi [Note 1] |
Shin-ichiro Miki [Note 2]
|English VA:||Patrick Seitz|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
|Place of Origin:||Europe|
Lancer's True Name is Fionn mac Cumhaill (フィン・マックール, Finn Makkūru?), the unparalleled leader of the Fianna of Erin (Ireland), an "almighty group of knights", and friend of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne. Descended from the Celtic War God Nuada, he was a great hero and warrior who established many valorous deeds and miracles, such as having saved the capital from the wicked fallen Divine Spirit Aillen who manipulated flames and sleep, having acted as the guardian of Erin to defeat invaders and monsters, having gained control over healing water from the oil of the Salmon of Knowledge, and having slain the horse of the underworld, Demon Boar, and even his divine ancestor Nuada. Serving High King Cormac mac Airt, his achievements caused him to be celebrated as the leader and greatest knight of the Fianna.
During his personal life, he faced a fate of trouble with women. He was once charmed by a pair of beautiful sisters and received a curse. He later had the misfortune of having seven years stolen from him during a conflict with a fairy over his first wife. When he was to be betrothed to his third wife and daughter of the High King, Gráinne, they put on a large banquet to celebrate the occasion, feeling as if the engagement was more joyous than any other. His poet son Oisín and warrior grandson Oscar, as well as his loyal knights including Diarmuid, were all in attendance. Due to Gráinne begging Diarmuid to take her away from there, the two ran away together, and Fionn, filled with jealousy and resentment, mobilized all of his resources to hunt them down. The episode eventually caused the order of knights to collapse.
After Diarmuid fought through all of the obstacles, Fionn was the one most heartbroken through the futility of all the sacrifice, so he decided to recognize their marriage, bestow upon him a title and territory, and take Diarmuid as a subject once again. Though Diarmuid wished for the reconciliation, Fionn could not let go of the bitter jealousy over the affair. As normal in times of peace, he often spent his days quietly by carrying out events like hunts with subordinates within the knight order. On one such hunt, Diarmuid was gored by a wild boar's fangs, but felt no fear due to there being a well of spring water nine steps away from which Fionn could produce healing water. Despite him being on the verge of death, Fionn could not forget his anger, so he managed to spill water from his hands during the first two attempts to bring Diarmuid the water. As of his third attempt to scoop water, Diarmuid passed away from his wound.
Lancer was thought of as a magnanimous man during life, spending leisure time with his subordinates. As a Servant, he feels no issue in working under a Master due to his time fighting for the sake of the High King in life. His focus as a hero is to work for the sake of the people. Resulting from manifesting in his more youthful appearance, his mentality reflects that of his form rather than his later years. As with other Servants in such a state, he still possesses all of his memories of life.
Through his various troubles with women, he never once came to think that he may be the problem rather than the women with whom he was involved. This state of mind persists even after becoming a Heroic Spirit and manifesting as a Servant, and he is only able to ask, "What exactly went wrong?" His wish for the grail is to fix his tendency to get trouble from women. He thinks all of his tragedies in life stemmed from that. But that's his way of thinking when summoned in this form, and if summoned in another may have a different way of thinking.
Fionn was said to be "unparalleled under the heavens", his strength and fame rivaling that of the High King. He possesses many abilities and Noble Phantasms through having mastered magecraft and wisdom, but only his spear, Mac an Luin, and healing ability are treated as Noble Phantasms under the Lancer-class.
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order - Fionn mac Cumhaill, Translation by Master of Chaos
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Fate/Zero - Volume 2: Act 8 -122:18:42, p.251-253 & 270-272