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"Then I shall write the story of your life. The title... let's see..."
"Märchen Meines Lebens!”
Märchen Meines Lebens: A Story Just For You (貴方のための物語, Anata no Tame no Monogatari?) 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT CASTER, p.025
- Master: Kiara Sessyoin
- Identity: Hans Christian Andersen
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 146cm/39kg
- Alignment：True Neutral
- Strength: E
- Endurance: E
- Agility: E
- Mana: EX
- Luck: E
- Noble Phantasm: C
■ High-Speed Aria: E
■ Item Construction: C
■ Innocent Monster: D
■ Human Observation: B
■ Marchen Meines Lebens: A Story Just For You
Maximum number of targets: 1 person
- Master: Kiara Sessyoin
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
 Fate/Extra CCC - Caster Matrix
Name: Hans C. Andersen
Master: Sesshouin Kiara
Noble Phantasm: Marchen Meines Lebens (A Story For You)
Keyword: The three great authors, human observation
Strength: E, Endurance: E, Agility: E, Magic: EX, Luck: E
High-Speed Aria: E, Innocent Monster: D, Item Creation: C
Marchen Meines Lebens (A Story For You)
The unpolished manuscript of Andersen's autobiography, "The Fairy Tale of My Life." To Andersen, who said that, "Generally, what I write is projections of myself," "The Fairy Tale of My Life" is the record of Andersen's way of life, which he compiled as "the supreme annotation of all of my works."
To put it another way, a written manuscript which forms the nucleus of the author known as Andersen's other self--though to a writer, everything they produce is their other self.
Every individual pages of this book, by utilizing the magical energy provided by the people who love the author known as Andersen, take the shape of "the Andersen that the readers see" and, having become that other-self, can take action as such.
But that is not the truth worth of this Noble Phantasm. Just as a writer produces stories, by wiping this book clean and starting over from the beginning, it becomes possible to raise "a single human" to "a single leading actor."
The result...the degree which one grows increases the farther the manuscript progresses. With only several pages, only a few coincidences will occur, but with all the pages, in the occasional of the manuscript's completion, the person who was the object of the manuscript will grow to their "supreme form," just as they imagined.
Just looking at it, it appears to be an omnipotent Noble Phantasm, but Andersen's personal gloomy philosophy of life which is deeply rooted in his heart and states, "There is no finale that brings happiness to humans besides death," his resignation to the idea that, "There is no way that everything will turn out well," and finally, the pride he holds as an author, which will not permit such a convenient development, will not allow someone to attain their "ideal form" so easily.
Of course, the craftsmanship of the "story" also changes depending on Andersen's motivation. Basically, attaining "the supreme form of that person" is impossible without an object that incites considerable lust in him.
The Three Great Authors
The great writers of fairy tales whose names reverberate throughout the world... Grimm, Aesop, Andersen... He is one of them, but he is the only one among them who wrote original works.
Compared to the others, who were editors and collectors who compiled folklore, legends, and the like, he is the only one who, by producing new stories, was an "author" in the truest sense of the word.
His masterpieces include: "The Little Match Girl," "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Snow Queen," and "The Ugly Duckling," as well as others.
Also, it is said that the model for the "girl" in the "The Little Match Girl" was Andersen's mother, who worked without pause in order to send Andersen to higher-level schooling and left the world while poor and having never once experienced pleasure.
Andersen's personal skill. Rank A.
The skill to observe and understand people. It is not simply observing but also hypothesizing the livelihoods and preferences, all the way to their life, of people he may not even known the names of. This requires a tremendous memory that does not forget easily.
Though Andersen is known as a pessimist, the lies at its foundation is not rejection but understanding. The only thing he can do is spin stories, but it is for that reason that he continued to swear that only with what he speaks of will he be more sincere than anyone else.
Though he criticizes the way BB and the Alter Egos go about love as "unsightly," "in bad taste," and "conceited," at every opportunity, underneath that is a profound understanding and identification, as well as a reprimand. It goes without saying that most of the abusive language he spills onto them is not to completely deny them but to serve candid advice filled with warnings.
...Well, that he hates woman is also an unchangeable truth.
０１ - 貴方のための物語(メルヒェン・マイネスレーベンス)
０２ - 三大作家
０３ - 人間観察
High-Speed Aria [E]
A skill that hastens magic incantations. In his case, it seems to give a small benefit to his writing speed rather than his magic.
"The speed at which I write is slow. Before that, I basically have no motivation so there's no way I'd write professionally!"
says the person himself.
Innocent Monster [D]
An indication of the extent to which gossip has distorted the truth, without concern for the actual person's will or appearance.
In Andersen's case, it is "the curse of the reader." Having become too famous as a writer of fairy tales, Andersen's original personality is being painted over by the image of a writer of fairy tales.
Andersen, who has materialized as a Servant, is having his limbs eroded by the images of fairy tales that represent him. It's hidden by his western-style clothing, the skin underneath is afflicted by merman scales, match burns, and frostbite, and when he speaks, his throat is sliced with intense pain.
Item Creation [C]
The ability to construct various implements through magecraft. While he does not know magecraft, by putting his Noble Phantasm to practical use, it seems he can more or less produce what can be found in his literary works.
It appears his specialty item is "a love letter that conveys your feelings, 100%," but considering Andersen's own experience with love, that doesn't seem likely, but even if it is, it's impossible to request.
Again, when he was alive, he had a strange habit:
"Isn't it possible for me to be mistaken for dead when I'm sleeping and be buried?"
was his fear and it is said that he was so overwhelmed with anxiety that he always had a note with, "I am not dead," written on it on his body.
０１ - 高速咏唱 [E]
０２ - 無辜の怪物 [D]
０３ - 道具作成 [Ｃ]
Personal Background I
A real person. Born 1805, died 1875 of liver cancer. Now, he is one of the three great authors, but half of his life was full of setbacks and suffering.
Born as the son of a cobbler, he aspired to be an actor but gave up without showing any results. After that, he aimed to become a poet but received harsh criticism. Finally, the book he published at his own expense began to sell decently well, and using that money, he set out on a trip outside the country.
His name-making work, "The Improvisatore," which had the inspiration he found abroad as its source, was finally acknowledged by the world. He was thirty.
Thereafter, he shifted to being a writer of fairy tales, but he clearly became a writer of fairy tales because those works were appreciated more than his more freely written works, meaning it only caused him pain.
As if to represent that, his fairy tales are full of naturalistic elements: violence and misfortune, poverty, and finally, are painted in a literary style that sees death as salvation.
Borrowing the appearance of fairy tales, he continued to depict the grief of being desperately poor and the hopelessness of how death was the only escape from that. ...While masking all the feelings swirling in his chest with the beautiful presentation of his composition.
Still, even after he became famous, he lived out his life as a bachelor, not associating with women. According to one theory, it seems there was someone he had feelings for, but due to high pride and a complex regarding his own appearance, he missed the chance to confess countless times.
He died of liver cancer at the age of 70. It is thought that he died grasping a letter from his first love which he always had on his person.
Andersen as summoned by the Moon Cell manifested, of all things, as he was as a boy before he became famous.
His alignment is Lawful Neutral. He has a introverted, self-assured, and passive personality. As a dour, pessimistic poet, he has no intention of being liked by others, and as it no longer has any worth for him to discover, he lacks any intention of enjoying life. Andersen does not desire anything from the Holy Grail. The cause is probably that he didn't attain even one of the things he desired when he was alive.
"This is assuming that life has value. Most of it is probably lower than people's delusions!"
he says, acting as if he hates everything in the world.
"But, well, while I hate the world, it is not as if I detest it. If there is something worth loving, then it would be fine to one again light the firewood in the hearth of frozen affection."
...Truly, what a bothersome man.
Personal Background II ("Blank Page" before clearing the CCC route)
"I will depict your life. You are truly the crystallization of the ugliness that is women. It is a story that makes me want to vomit everything."
Though Andersen always criticizes Kiara from beside her, he is not [the PC's] ally either. That is just the manifestation of the impartiality that distinctive to him. As Andersen is methodical like an author, being helpful is his true nature. First of all, if one does not think to entertain the readers, to serve the readers, then one is not fit to be a writer.
Andersen is hardened as a pessimist, but he will not laugh at the efforts of people who decide "let's live correctly" and "let's achieve this all our power".
Because that is what he once dreamed of, the form of a society that wished to be like that.
The reason Andersen advised [the PC] who was trying to resolve the incident, even while telling them, "Your actions are futile. Just leave those girls alone," in a flabbergasted manner, and never delivered definite repudiation against Kiara who was causing the situation to deteriorate, even while cursing her by saying, "Greedy, impudent, and on top of that, a liar! Only the demon in a fairy tale could be as unsightly as you!", is because both [the PC] and Kiara were earnestly "living their lives with everything they had."
In the end.
"A final light (sentence) for that unrewarded life."
That is this Servant's foundation.
Andersen who, though he was a world-famous author, did not attain even one of the things he desired. The writer of fairy tales who, while speaking of love, never once attained it. To him, a story about "a life where one struggles then disappears without being compensated" is what should be told. Humans who become happy easily are the same as scenery to him. They can just be happy of their own accord.
"I want to give a final light to the lives of people who were abandoned by even God," is the nucleus of Andersen's soul.
If you come to a stop on the final path, if you have the opportunity to turn around--you should be able to see a fragment of this Servant's truth.
０１ - 人物背景Ⅰ
０２ - 人物背景Ⅱ
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fate/Grand Order material I - Hans Christian Andersen, p.294-303