|Appears in:|| Fate/Grand Order|
Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver
|Japanese VA:||Mamiko Noto|
|Character type:||Servant (Master: Nigel Sayward)|
|Place of Origin:||Europe|
Lancer (ランサー, Ransā?) is the Lancer-class Servant in the First Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver. She is able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
Lancer's True Name is Brynhildr (ブリュンヒルデ, Buryunhirude?), also known as Brunhild, is the goddess of war from Northern Europe. She is the daughter of Odin, the Great God of Northern Europe, and one of the shieldmaiden Valkyries. A tragic woman from Norse mythology.
A shieldmaiden regarded in the same light as Sigrdrífa (シグルドリーヴァ, Shigurudorīva?), the fated person of the great hero Sigurd in the "Volsunga Saga", she is also similarly portrayed as a Valkyrie who fell in love with Sigurd in the "Sigrdrífumál" and the "Helreið Brynhildar" from Elder Edda.
She is treated as Brünnhilde (ブリュンヒルト, Buryunhiruto?) in Wagner's opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen" a legend of a knight equal to that of King Arthur. She is a Valkyrie, a shieldmaiden, who escorts the souls of the departed to Valhalla. She was a queen who was not able to join hands with her beloved hero and invited ruin from her sadness.
Once she was the goddess of war, a daughter of Jörð and Odin, seemingly a shieldmaiden, and a Valkyrie as well. She was ordered to decide a fight between two kings, Hjalmgunnar and Agnar, and knew that Odin preferred the older king, Hjalmgunnar, yet she decided the battle for Agnar. Because of that act; she was labelled a traitor and had her divinity stripped off by her father Odin. Then she was tossed aside to be imprisoned on top the summit of Mt. Hindarfjall, an inhuman devil cave, she was enclosed in a “hall of flames” that brought flames that reached the heavens. She was condemned to live the life of a mortal woman. Her armor was enchanted by her father with the pale rune of punishment that placed her into a suspended state which resembled death She sleeps there, waiting for the man who will rescue her and profess his love to her.
Later a fearless hero bravely rides through the flame with his steed to reach her. The hero came before her, cutting off her mithril armor with his sword that absorbed the rune as it changed into the last curse of Odin. From that act she awakens from her long sleep, but questions him why is he doing this. He should have already knew of the prophecy from uncle that foretold of the prophecy, which is that if both of them were to meet each other, ruin would await upon both of them in the future. The hero replies that, he knew of it and is doing this act because he's only doing what has to be done. As love and emotion are not necessary for him. The hero's plan was to go against the prophecy only to save her and not love her then. Brynhild felt glad, but at the same time she felt sadness inside as well, the hero said this to her that he intends to do just that. But unfortunately he had fallen in love with her in first sight, the hero gave a smile to her, Brynhild felt her heart go, from the smile the hero gave her as it pierced her very center. That hero was Sigurd. Who proposed to her, taking her as his wife.
After a time they had spent together in their honey moon, she taught him the original runes she had learnt from her father Odin, as time went by he left her to seek more glory and fortune until his return. But soon enough he betrayed her by the one she loved the most in the world. He disguised himself with runes in the guise of his brother-in-law's shape. Sigurd rode forth through the flames with his steed Grani, proposing to her again in the guise of his brother-in-law, however Brynhild knew it was Sigurd. Challenging him into a fight, although this was sophistry as Sigurd was already much stronger than her. As a result, he won the fight from the combat skills she provided to him from their time together, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife, having lost his memories after drinking a special alcohol. Although she accepted the events as her immutable fate, she later learned he had already regained his memories by that point, eventually, raising her own hand against her beloved one, killing him by slicing him in half while his family and followers were killed as well through a conspiracy and taking her own life to follow after him to the afterlife.
Although she never stopped loving Sigurd more than anyone else, she came to embrace the flames of killing intent at the end of a cursed tragic fate, eventually ending up killing him and also burning herself to ashes.
Lancer has a delicate body, and mystical long white hair with a teal accent reminiscent to the night sky, as she enters battle clad in armor unrecognizable to Saber. Beautiful as there was a night being there that was so beautiful that it was to the point that she could steal men's eyes. Noted by Archer as he had felt it like it was obvious. If that, was not a person who was properly alive under the midday sun. Some didn't mean to call her a phantasmal beast, they only said it because they were implicating that she suited the quietness and darkness of the night. They grasped that she was a woman of the night, a shadow woman. Her gorgeous mithril armor was shining beautifully on the woman's figure. Her huge lance looked heavy and huge to an impossible point, and yet it was being lightly carried in her hands. The woman, weakly smiled. An ordinary man would've been a goner from that smile. It was a beautiful smile that the woman expressed. Despite the feeling the end of that sorrow and grief in that smile. Her long eyelashes vibrated. Even her eyes which are exposed were like amethysts. She was a woman who suited the silence of the night, even now, she was a woman whose body was drenched by the night itself.
Calm and devoted. There is some loneliness mixed in the gentle smile of this unfortunate shieldmaiden. Despite behaving like a "doll" with a weak sense of self back when she was a Divine Spirit as the eldest of the Valkyries, after falling on earth upon incurring the wrath of her fatherly Great God, she became endowed with human nature and personality due to the incidental meeting with Sigurd. Compassionate and full of affection, she thoroughly devotes herself to the person she came to love. A woman who was supposed to spend her lifetime as good wife if it was not for that tragedy.
Lancer speaks very politely and fights with respect. She does not appear to be the kind of person who would fight with dishonor, and she demonstrates sincerity, recognizing the qualities of her opponents, like when she fights with Saber and praise his heroism and gentlemanly attitude.
There was just one expression on that face: Sorrow, and only just that. Brilliant, cheerful, and bright. She was a woman who had abandoned all of those things herself. Even if she had witnessed countless hells she floated a smile, while everything and anything about her was the same, anything and everything was also different too. It was not just sorrow.
She also a woman of love adoring everything from heroes. The water, the earth, and the city of Tokyo too. However she appears to go into madness from taking the love potion as she smiled with an expression of delight, but it was terribly warped expression. She was crying while smiling, angry whilst crying, smiling whilst being angry. Animosity, hatred, resentment. It was both near to them, but it was also far from them. Sorrow, grief, regrets. It was both far from them, but it was also near them. Frankly speaking this woman, was definitely, broken from the inside.
Even now, having turned into a Heroic Spirit, she still loves Sigurd deeply. Nevertheless, if by any chance he is summoned before her, she will automatically point her spear towards him. This is because, upon being shaped as a Heroic Spirit, both she herself and her Noble Phantasm ended up being given the definition of "something that kills Sigurd". In regards to the "dragon-slayer" hero Siegfried, who possesses the similar origins as Sigurd, although she recognizes him as "someone different from Sigurd", it seems that she somehow senses something close to him and thus feverishly gazes at him, while trying to get alone together, just the two of them (and then tries to kill him). And also, sometimes towards the Master as well.
Her wish for the Holy Grail is to be with Sigurd.
Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and SilverEdit
Lancer is the first opponent faced by Manaka Sajyou and Saber. She allied with Archer to eliminate Saber. But she disappears somewhere whilst Saber and Archer are fighting Rider. When they were in danger, she appears with "Lapis Philosophorum" otherwise known as "The Philosopher's Stone", neutralizing the Reality Marble. Lancer received it from Caster who was commanded by Manaka Sajyou to deliver it to Saber. Lancer uses her lance to crack Ramesseum Tentyris to deliver it to Saber.
Lancer's master knows that she loves Saber as she cries out for her beloved Sigurd. He acknowledges her feelings, but is unsympathetic and just bluntly "tells her the truth." Nigel then commands Lancer to drink his drug. Lancer refuses to obey his order. As Nigel attempts to use his Command Spells to force her to comply, Lancer goes absolutely crazy, destroying the building with her Master in it (although according to Manaka, he didn't die), and then wanders around Sunshine City in order to kill Saber and Manaka. Caster reports this to Manaka, as Caster then attacks Lancer who negates his magecraft with runes she learned from her father Odin. She attacks Saber and mistakes him for Sigurd due to her madness from taking in the love potion. But Lancer knew Manaka was manipulating her mind and that she could not go against her command. She begs Saber to stop her, resulting in him penetrating Lancer's heart with Excalibur. Before Lancer fades away, she thanks him for stopping her madness and warns him not to let the thing in the Holy Grail be awakened.
Brynhild makes up one third of the existence of Passionlip in Fate/Extra CCC, which she is referred to as a goddess of war from Scandinavia. Her emotions are used in Passionlip's Noble Phantasm, Brynhild Romantia.
Lancer utilizes a long, gigantic and heavy spear with a large blade vaguely shaped to the reminiscent of a heart as her Noble Phantasm, calling it Brynhild Romantia. She also has another Noble Phantasm called Brynhild Comédia. She is noted as being very fast, to the point of almost disappearing from sight entirely and even Saber has difficulties keeping up with her at first, before getting used to her speed. She has an attack pattern in which her spear comes down on her opponent from five different directions, all with different speeds. However, she seems to make a habit of repeating this pattern, which leads to enemies who survive the very first rounds being able to find a gap in her attacks, after a time.
During the Tokyo Holy Grail War, she is given a small bottle with a red liquid inside by her master. Its purpose is to cause Lancer to see Saber as Sigurd hence strengthens her spear, increasing its size and the mass of the spearhead as it deals more damage. Being an expert of hand-to-hand combat, she was able to lightly kicked Assassin who had commenced with a drop attack to intercept her. For Lancer who had continued to stare at the skills of the many heroes as a Valkyrie, there in her short fencing and her very refined martial arts, was just one of the foreign skills recorded on tens of thousands of battlefields. While avoiding the clash first, in the air, all of the attacks that had been maneuvered back and forth as they passed each other at high speed were being handled with one arm and both legs.
Due to her Mana Burst (Flames) skill, she is able to wrap herself in fire to burn away the arrows shot by Archer, salvos of up to twenty arrows at the same time and each of these has enough power to easily shatter boulders.
The Primordial Rune Skill she possesses is enough to negate Caster's Magecraft as her runes are said to be million times more powerful than what modern mages use. When activated, it strengthens her rune magic, allowing her to fly and even attain demi-god status. Though its use requires sealing her second Noble Phantasm which has area of effect attack, the Rune itself is so potent that it could be classified as her third Noble Phantasm, and could destroy Tokyo when fully powered. However even a Master like Nigel Sayward would be unable to provide so much prana. She is shown to freeze objects and summon gigantic boulder with Rune.
Her Hero's Bridesmaid Skill allows her to view another Heroic Spirit's legend; seeing their skills and identity causes her to adore them if their legend had love in it.
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order - Brynhildr, Translation by Master of Chaos
 Fate/Extra CCC - Passionlip Matrix
Class: Alter Ego
Noble Phantasm: Brynhild Romantia (Until Death Do Us Part)
Keyword: Breast Valley, composite divinity
Strength: A+, Endurance: A, Agility: C, Magic: B, Luck: E
Presence Concealment: A+, Constitution of an Abuse Victim: A, Trash & Crash: EX
01 - Brynhild Romantia (Until Death Do Us Part)'
The Noble Phantasm that BB granted to this Alter Ego.
This Noble Phantasm strikes with more accuracy and does more damage the deeper her love toward the target is. Even if it's utterly one-sided, she will never let her loved one escape.
The Servant this Noble Phantasm was made from is the valkyrie, Brynhild, who appears in "The Völsunga Saga." The spear of love and hatred that she wielded in order to get revenge on her husband, Sigurd who betrayed her and wounded her honor. Strictly speaking, not the spear itself, but the deep love and hatred Brynhild felt for Sigurd that has taken the shape of a spear.
In "The Völsunga Saga," the fearless hero Sigurd (Siegfried) takes Brynhild, who was sleeping encircled by flame, as his wife. But afterwards, Sigurd betrays her, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife. At first, Brynhild believed that this was due to Sigurd drinking alcohol which caused him to lose his memories and accepted these events as her immutable fate.
However, she came to know that, in reality, Sigurd had already regained his memories by that time. In the end, Brynhild killed the man she loved most in the entire world via a conspiracy and then freely took her own life in order to follow after him.
02 - Breast Valley
A simple trash box. Has the function of storing away and safeguarding unneeded data files. It's a garbage can. In Passionlip's case, the icon is set right in the middle of her chest for some reason.
To put it frankly, an imaginary space pocket into which you can put anything as long as it's as trash. If it is dust data that Passionlip has crushed, she can stow away an infinite amount, regardless of capacity.
Though it seems contradictory, it seems even objects that exceed Passionlip's own memory storage can be thrown into this valley.
At first glance, this appears to be a convenient function, but because dust data cannot be returned to its original form, it's an utterly useless function. It appears that Passionlip acquired this unique structure because she is of the type of girl who bottles her feelings up inside, leading to self-destruction and self-harm.
03 - Composite Divinity
Alter Egos are High Servants created as complexes of Heroic Spirits.
BB accessed the Moon Cell's Servant Archives, chose goddesses compatible with the Ego from them, and reproduced the data. Alter Egos came into existence as complexes of goddesses.
Passionlip is made of three goddesses.
The first is the goddess of beauty from Hindu mythology, Parvati. A goddess who loves her husband, the god of destruction Shiva, with blind devotion.
The second is the goddess of war, Durga. Considered a facet of Parvati, Durga possess ten weapons given to her as divine gifts. Passionlip's giant claws are an incarnation of those ten swords.
The third is a goddess of war from Scandinavia, Brynhildr. Unable to be tied to the hero she loved, this queen called destruction to her though her grief. In Wagner's opera, she was rendered as Brünnhilde, who appears as a valkyrie (war maiden) who escorts the souls of the departed to Valhalla. It goes without saying that the circumstances of this work led to a tragedy where she despaired over love and raised her hands against her beloved.
０１ - 死がふたりを分断つまで
０２ - ブレストバレー
０３ - 複合神性
01 - Presence Concealment [A]
A skill that allows one to take action while hiding themselves. It's a skill that those of the Assassin class possess as it's their most basis ability, but Passionlip has acquired it as well, possibly due to her personality.
Due to her timidness and cautiousness, she manifests excellent Presence Concealment, but her giant claws act as a hindrance and she is quickly discovered. If she didn't have those claws, she would be an excellent stalker.
Though this is a digression, she has been following [the PC] from early on, though no one noticed, observing and watching over them from the shadows, or something like that.
02 - Constitution of an Abuse Victim [A]
A skill that increases the chances of being targeted by enemies in group battles. It appears to be a minus skill, but for a Servant with strong defensive capabilities, possessing this skills allows them to function as an excellent escort.
A slight bonus to defense is included. Once it reaches rank A, an even more unique effect is added: The more the attacking party attacks, the more they will lose their composure until the holder of this skill is all they can think of.
03 - Trash & Crash [EX]
A unique power, called id_es, that the Alter Egos possess from their creation.
A cheat skill that evolved from "Monstrous Strength." No matter how large the capacity of the item, as long as it is "something that can be enveloped by her hands," she can crush and and compress it, whatever it may be.
What that she compresses become a 5 cm by 5 cm by 5 cm cube but its mass can only be reduced to 1/10th of its mass before it was compressed. After it's been compressed, it is treated as dust data.
The only things Passionlip can crush are garments that are smaller than her hands--not. As long as it is something that can be "placed within her hands" based on her vantage point, she can treat it as a target.
For example, in the case of her target being a mega-structure such as the Arena, as long as she is in a place where she has an unimpeded view of the Arena, the requirements will have been met.
She can hold her hands out to the faraway Arena which has become so small and once the entirety of the Arena has completely settled on her hand, it is recognized as Lip "grabbing" it and crushing it becomes possible.
It's planar physical interference which ignores perspective, but as you would expect crushing large objects requires time.
０１ - 気配遮断 [A+]
０２ - 被虐待質 [A]
０３ - トラッシュ＆クラッシュ [EX]
01 - Barrier Against Cognizance
Barrier against cognizance: Most humans cannot look at themselves from an objective point of view. This is not limited to the heart but also occurs with the physical body.
Humans cannot see themselves. No, more correctly, the impartiality to look upon "oneself without falsehoods" and accept it is rare.
Because humans possess wisdom, they are able to turn only the convenient aspects of the reality in front of their eyes into the truth. It's not just being selective about what information they accept; there is also unconsciously fabricating or modifying information.
Passionlip's barrier against cognizance is of the highest order. She does not comprehend the form of her own two hands. Her "brain" averts its eyes from her own ugly appearance, and within her mind, she is converted into an exceedingly normal girl. To her, her claws only appear as "normal."
Because of this, Lip does not understand the reason "why everyone is afraid of me." Without realizing the reason is her own body's ugliness, she would simply tilt her head if you were to point it out to her.
"Why are you telling such a lie?" "Are you lying to bully me again?"
In relation to her barrier against cognizance regarding her giant claws, Passionlip is a perfect victim. Though a barrier to cognizance is something born from trying to escape, there is neither deceit nor lies in her heart.
Everyone finds it difficult to face their ugly qualities. When one looks in the mirror, is the brain properly observing the image of oneself reflected there?
02 - The End of Love and Hate
The end of love and hate: the Ego born from BB's "desire to court" and "hate and love." The kind of alluring and innocent girl that men cannot help but feel lust for. The claws of her hands are an incarnation of her desire to protect her "easy for men to aim for" self.
She held affection for [the PC] for a certain reason, but after they spoke with each other within the labyrinth, she came to embrace even deeper affection.
She wished: I want to be close to them, I want to touch them, I want to talk to them, but due to her personality, those wishes were never granted, not even once.
I want to talk to them (but for some reason, they're afraid of me), so I can't talk to them. I want to approach them (but for some reason, they run away) so I can't approach them. I want them to love them (but I seem to be hated by them, no matter what) so I won't receive get their love.
From that dilemma, her love grew deeper, but in the face of [the PC's] rejection, that love turns into grief. Unable to withstand the burden of her feelings, by viewing the source of them as an enemy, as someone she hates, she was just barely able to keep her heart from collapsing.
The work of a heart faced with a reality that it could not withstand while sane--in other words, a rampage that resembles insanity.
The only person she loved in the entire world gave her a single gentle word.
Passionlip with continue to embrace that miracle for all eternity.
...Yes, even if despair heavy enough to crush her heart is waiting for her afterward.
０１ - 認識障害
０２ - 愛憎の果て