Alternate versions
Lancer (Young)
Nasuverse character




Japanese name: ランサー
Also known as: Divine Spear Li
Demon Fist Master
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Grand Order
Japanese VA: Yasui Kunihiko
Character type: Servant, Heroic Spirit, Human
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 166cm[1]
Weight: 60kg[1]
Place of Origin: China

Lancer (ランサー, Ransā?) is a Lancer-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Lancer's True Name is Li Shuwen (李書文, Ri Shobun?), a legendary martial artist from China who, despite born in modern times, carved many legends.[2][1] A Chinese martial artist from Yanshan County, Hebei - Cangzhou (1864~1934).[2] Having been born in the deathbed of the Qing Dynasty, Li Shuwen distinguished himself soon after beginning to take lessons in Bājíquán, ascending to the point of being extolled as the strongest in the history of Chinese martial arts.[1] A prominent martial artist in the history of Chinese martial arts, renowned as "a second strike is needless, so long there is one it will suffice". Otherwise he is known as Demon Fist Master (魔拳士, ?) of the Bājíquán.[3] Rather than learning 1,000 techniques, he personified a literal one-hit kill by thoroughly polishing up a single technique.[1]

The progenitor of the Li clan's branch of Bājí, Li Shuwen excelled in the use of spear to the point of being nicknamed "Divine Spear Li" (神槍李, Kamisō Ri?).[3][1] The "Six Harmony Great Spear" that he used was a basic weapon of the Bājí-branch and, if one is to accept this extreme logic, it can be said that the unarmed techniques of the Bājí-branch (the Bājíquán) are nothing but preliminary steps to learn the techniques of this great spear.[3]

It is said he have brought too much hatred due to killing too many opponents and finally had his life ended by being served poison from the victims relatives.[3]


Li Shuwen with his heyday body, summoned as a Lancer.[1]


Fundamentally, he would fight with anybody who is a strong Servant, but the one who he wishes to fight the most—is the elder Li Shuwen.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

E Pluribus UnumEdit

In the end, he fights against Scáthach.

Journey to the WestEdit

Lancer is Sha Wujing, a disciple of Xuanzang Sanzang.


While summoned as Lancer, there is no special changes in his basic performance.[1] He still retains the ability of a Bajiquan master, and could battle as effectively with bare fists.

The golden age of his body has naturally his younger days as standard, but it is possible to conjecture that his martial arts reached its golden age when he approached old age.[1]

Chinese Martial Arts (Liu He Da Qiang) (中国武術(六合大槍), ?) is his personal skill. A Chinese rationality. A count of how much one has mastered the martial arts that made becoming one with the universe its objective. The degree of difficulty for learning this is of the highest level and, unlike other Skills, A Rank is finally at a level one can say to have "learned it". Upon reaching +++, one is an expert among experts. While summoned as a Lancer, he has mastered the baji quan - including spearmanship.[1]


Arco Wada is the character designer for Lancer.[1]


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