|Also known as:||Hector of the Gleaming Helmet|
|Appears in:||Fate/Grand Order|
|Japanese VA:||Kunihiko Yasui|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Protagonist)|
|Place of Origin:||Greece|
Lancer's True Name is Hector (ヘクトール, Hekutōru?), the greatest and strongest hero on the side of Troy during the "Trojan War". He was called and admired as "Hector of the Gleaming Helmet" (兜輝くヘクトール, Kabuto Kagayaku Hekutōru?). He is the older brother of Paris, the perpetrator that caused the Trojan War to happen, and the greatest rival to Achilles during his lifetime.
In order to challenge the Achaeans, who boasted an overwhelming military force, Hector scolded the Trojans who were at a disadvantage in regards to numbers, took over for his aged father, the king, consolidated the army, and waged war against them. In face of the overwhelming difference of soldiers, he maintained the siege by all means. After his defeat to Achilles, who was still the strongest even after losing his immortality, the Trojan side began to rapidly collapse. If he was there, they might have won without being deceived by the Trojan Horse. Some even regard that, if it wasn't for Achilles, the war could have ended with the victory of the Trojans.
Originally, the impetus of the Trojan War rose forth from the beginning where Paris, the younger brother of Hector, snatched away Helen of Troy, Queen of the Achaeans. Helen received mistreatment from her husband Menelaus, and as far as Paris is concerned, it was a justified reason for him to rescue her. (In the first place, Menelaus married Helen for the purpose of reaching Elysium after death. Helen was a shrine maiden of the Goddess of the Moon, and it was a condition to marry her in order to reach Elysium.)
Hector, by all means, could not grow to dislike his younger brother who is not able to look at the whole picture and made the situation worse by saving Helen just before his own eyes. "My older brother. I cannot get used to becoming a king. I cannot abandon a crying woman in front of me, no matter what." If Hector returned Helen, it will result in reparations in some way or another, such as cession of territories and even the decapitation of Paris, of which they might not come to light. However, Hector refused these options and decided to fight.
"If there is no justice in this conflict, then it is about the resentment harboured in Helen towards Paris."
And as he recited this, Hector decided to fight to the bitter end his opponents, the Greek heroes who gathered in the Achaean army, for ten years thereafter. Hector was the strongest warrior of the Trojan army as well as its high-commander, and on top of that, even a politician. He easily betrayed the expectations of the gods and cornered the Achaean army to the brink of retreating for a time.
However, the progress was gradually being upset by the hero Achilles, a hero loved by the gods. Although Hector, in one way or another, held out by at times by running away and at times by fighting, all while repeatedly making provocations. Hector even killed Achilles' close friend, Patroclus. Achilles, enraged with his friend's death, kept repeatedly making provocations towards Hector, although Hector held out at times by running away.
In order to settle things once and for all with him, Achilles challenged him to a sink-or-swim duel, where he temporarily gave up his immortality. When Achilles abandoned his immortality with the power of his spear and called out for the one-on-one duel, Hector was compelled to engage in it in a semi-compulsory manner due to Achilles' spear Noble Phantasm and ended up accepting it.
Hector already resigned to his fateful end. On the other hand, having not cast away his temptation for victory, and unable to resist the temptation of getting the chance to take Achilles' life, he accepted the one-on-one duel, ending in his defeat by a paper-thin difference in skill. However, just before his death, he realized the secret behind Achilles' body, and carved a dying message on his body. Even after killing Hector, the way Achilles insulted him by dragging his corpse around with his chariot was considered to be a foolish and intolerable act. Hector's body was later returned to the Trojans, and Paris became aware of the message. Later on in the war, he splendidly shoots through Achilles' heel by borrowing assistance from the Sun God Apollo.
Hector is the exact opposite of Achilles as a hero, a bearded middle-age man who likes to play the fool. He calls himself an "old man" and always fights on the battlefield with an easygoing attitude. He’s ruthless, but not cruel. He attends to things with a slacken mood from beginning to end. One might misunderstand him as lacking in seriousness, but he is always serious. It is just that, he avoids to let such emotion called seriousness show on his face to the best of his abilities. After all, he was also a politician.
A general of the "capable yet lazy persona" type, so to speak, that uses frivolous talk and displays an attitude of low motivation. Hector's attitude can be openly seen as a little playful rather than as something said to be calm, but he has a sharp-eyed analysis. In the case where he judged his Master's orders to be a mistake, he will go against it and calmly speak in a way that can be comprehended. "It seems it won't be a problem if it eventually goes well." Saying this, he is in a carefree mood from beginning to end. He is the type of person to not unite with someone deadly like professor Kayneth.
However, it can be concluded that Hector is not an irresponsible person or a playboy that stemmed from the depths of his foundation, for he has a tempered resourcefulness that was being used for the sake of winning through the Trojan War, even if this conflict has become these hopeless siege battles for the Trojans. Because he was surely joking, he was able to prolong that hopeless conflict for as long as he can. Even though he was eventually defeated—it was not only his individual military prowess but also the fearless smile worn on Hector himself that made the Achaean army thoroughly suffer. Also, he was talented in provoking his opponents. From the way it seems, the impulsive-like Achilles was thoroughly harrassed by Hector whether it seems to be in the middle of battle or during a break.
To the Master, the relationship is somewhat too familiar for Hector, bordering on an impression called more or less a relationship between lord and retainer. Contrary to that impression of lord and retainer, it can be said that the relationship is more like Hector being a sergeant-like veteran towards a second lieutenant who is a stranger to the battlefield. In the case where his Master is sort of unjust, he will go against his Master's intentions and limit his wisdom even while outwardly appearing subordinate towards him or her.
As a Servant of the same defensive type, they occassionally talk together about "how to be able to hold onto these things in these situations", among other difficulties, and among other things in a completely opposite direction, the talk would be about the foundation of muscles. That being the case, it doesn't help as it is not much of a consultation then.
Okeanos: The Four Sealed Seas of the End Edit
Hector is known as the greatest and strongest hero of the Trojans. The strongest warrior of the Trojan army, his skill level is only but a paper-thin difference to Achilles'. He easily betrays the expectations of the Greek gods, possesses sharp levels of analysis that can potentially see through the deception of the Trojan Horse, and fought against the numerous and famous Greek heroes in the Trojan War.
A superior general who excels in everything. Hector is skilled, yet not gifted. He faced other famous heroes besides Achilles, without retreating a single step. Or rather, he would often retreat two or three steps and then strike the enemy when their guard's down, before running away again, and just when they think he's far away, he throws mud at them. His Disengage Skill represents this particular tactic he commonly displayed during the Trojan War.
Hector prided himself at being the strongest when it comes to siege battles. His Military Tactics Skill exemplifes his strengths in siege battles. Particularly when waging a war of attrition, Hector gains a high battle tactics bonus.
Proof of Friendship (友誼の証明, Yūgi no Shōmei?) is a Skill to suppress an enemy Servant's fighting spirit to a certain extent, where then a dialogue can begin. However, the enemy Servant must not possess a Mental Pollution Skill. In regard to a Holy Grail War, an advantageous check can be obtained when constructing temporary alliances.
Durindana is his Noble Phantasm. It is a golden bladed sword/spear able to change its form by controlling the length of its hilt, though Hector prefers to use it as a throwing spear. The spear was praised throughout the world; said spear was extolled as piercing through anything in the world. In the Trojan War, Hector's spear only ever had its throws stopped by Aias the Great's shield. Durindana managed to penetrate Rho Aias' sixth layer of ox hide and the seventh layer remained unbroken. Anything with defensive capabilities short of Rho Aias stands no chance against it. While Hector can't use both sword and spear forms at the same time, he constantly carries both forms of the weapon, no matter if he is summoned as a Saber or as a Lancer.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
- ↑ 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 1.32
 Fate/Grand Order - Lancer Profile [T]
Hector - Lancer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Kunihiko Yasui
Noble Phantasm: B
Military Tactics: C+
Proof of Friendship: C
Magic Resistance: B
Durindana: Ultimate Unbroken Spear
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
In the Trojan War, Hector was the supreme hero of the Trojan side.
In face of overwhelming difference of soldiers, he maintained the siege by all means. Some even regard that, if it wasn't by Achilles, the war could have ended with the victory of the Trojans.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Trojan War
Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gender: Male
A superior general, who excels in everything.
Level 2 Bond
Admired as "Hector of the Gleaming Helmet", he is the hero of the Trojan side. In order to challenge the Achaeans, who boasted an overwhelming military force, he took over for his aged father, the king, and consolidated the army.
Level 3 Bond
Hector was the strongest warrior of the Trojan army as well as its high-commander, and on top of that even a politician. He easily betrayed the expectations of the gods and cornered the Achaean army to the brink of retreat for a time.
The Noble Phantasm he uses is Durindana - Unscratched Apogeic Spear. Hector extended the handle of this sword, preferring tactics of throwing it as a spear. Said spear was extolled as piercing through anything in the world. Later, it would lose its features as a spear and become the peerless sword Durandal.
Level 4 Bond
However, the progress was gradually upset by the hero Achilles.
Although Hector held out by at times running away, at times fighting - all while repeatedly making provocations - when Achilles abandoned his immortality with the power of his spear and called out for a one-on-one duel, Hector ended up accepting it.
Level 5 Bond
After his defeat to Achilles, who was still the strongest even after losing his immortality, the Trojan side began to rapidly collapse. If he was there, they might have won without being deceived by the Trojan Horse.
He calls himself an "old man", attending to things with an slacken mood from beginning to end. One might misunderstand him as lacking on seriousness, but he is always serious. Is just that, he avoids to let such emotion called serious show in his face to the best of his abilities. After all, he was also a politician.
ヘクトール - ランサー
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Hektor [Person's name], p.183 [T]
Hector [Person's name]
The greatest rival of Rider of Red, Achilles, during his lifetime. He was the strongest hero on the side of Troy during the Trojan War. Also, his younger brother Paris is the perpetrator who caused the Trojan War to happen.
He is the exact opposite of Achilles as a hero, a bearded middle-age man who likes to play the fool. He refers to himself as “mister” (old man) in his speech, and always fights on the battlefield with an easygoing attitude.
He’s ruthless, but not cruel; skilled, yet not gifted. He faced other famous heroes besides Achilles, without retreating a single step… or not; rather, he would often retreat two or three steps and then strike the enemy when their guard’s down, before running away again, and just when they think he’s far away, he throws mud at them; a-anyway, he prided himself at being the strongest when it comes to siege battles.
He uses dual long-sword/throwing spear called Durindana, and by throwing it he managed to pierce through six of the barriers of “Rho Aias: Seven Rings that Cover the Fiery Heavens”, which boasts the greatest rank of toughness against projectiles.
In order to settle things once and for all with him, Achilles challenged him to a sink-or-swim duel, where he temporarily gave up his immortality. Unable to resist the temptation of getting the chance to take Achilles’ life, Hector accepted the one-on-one duel and was defeated by a paper-thin difference in skill.
To Achilles, Hector is one of the top three people he never wants to fight again, whether it is before or after his death. The remaining two are Penthesilea and Chiron.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
 Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Rho Aias [Noble Phantasm], p.078-079 [T]
Rho Aias [Noble Phantasm]
The Seven Rings that Cover the Fiery Heavens.
In Greek mythology, the shield used by the hero Aias during the Trojan War.
It was a bronze shield covered by seven layers of ox hide, and the only thing that proved capable of stopping the javelin of the great hero of Troy, Hector. (Though it managed to penetrate six layers of ox hide, the seventh layer was unbroken.)
Afterward, its fame spread, and its existence was eventually sublimed into a "conceptual armament" boasting absolute defensive power against thrown weapons.
It is the only defensive armament Archer can use proficiently.
The Rho Aias that protected Shirou's spellcasting during the finale of the Rin route was not something he projected himself, but was actually made by Archer who was watching the battle from a distance.
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 Fate/Grand Order material II - Hector, pg. 224-233, translated by You at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 2, Chapter 2, p.274
- ↑ Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works: Day 14 - Knight stay night