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“Deadline already? It can't be helped."
"Then I shall write the story of your life. The title... let's see..."
"Märchen Meines Lebens!”

Caster


Märchen Meines Lebens: A Story Just For You (貴方のための物語メルヒェン・マイネスレーベンス, Anata no Tame no MonogatariMeruhyen Mainesu Rēbensy?) is the unpolished manuscript of Hans Christian Andersen's autobiography, "The Fairy Tale of My Life". It was “the supreme commentary of all my works" according to him, who once stated that "the majority of what I write are projections of myself." It is a compilation that is a record of his way of life, the author Andersen's other self in a way, as it is a manuscript with "For an author, all works are alternate selves of that very person" as its core.[2]

Every single page of the document takes the magical power provided by all the people who love the author known as Andersen. They take the shape of "the Andersen that the readers felt they saw", and having become that personification of Andersen, they take action as that self. However, the true worth of the Noble Phantasm is not in this ability, but its ability to make "a single human" grow to "a single leading character" in the way an author does so by bringing forth a new story.[2] It is demonstrated by writing down in a copy of the book the observations of the person and their ideal life; what their life ought to be.[3]

He must wipe the book clean, and then he begins rewriting from the beginning. The result, the extent of growth, depends on how far he can progress in the manuscript. Completing a few pages will result in only a few coincidences occurring around them, but completing all the pages and finishing the manuscript will allow for the person centered on in the story to be as they imagine themselves, growing into their highest form.[2] The book is established as a Noble Phantasm if the workmanship is good, and his companion will grow into the form in accordance with what was written in the book.[3] Doing so allows Kiara Sesshouin to become the earth mother and reach a state close to that of a True Demon.

Though it appears omnipotent as a Noble Phantasm, it is in fact very difficult to rely on, of course not mentioning that it takes time to write. Andersen himself once said, "There is no finale besides death that makes humans happy." The gloomy philosophy and negative view of life that is firmly lodged in his heart, the resignation that "there is no way things will go that well", and the pride he carries as an author which cannot allow a convenient development, all do not allow someone to reach their "ideal self" easily. The main factors depend on the workmanship of the "story" and Andersen's own motivation. It is impossible for "that person to reach their ideal self" without considerable lust having been incited in Andersen; otherwise, there is a risky consequence when the Noble Phantasm is being written without Andersen being motivated, such as that it might end up being a poor piece of work.[2][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fate/Grand Order material I - Hans Christian Andersen, p.294-303