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Noble Phantasm
Maria the Ripper

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Maria the Ripper

Japanese name: マリア・ザ・リッパー
Title: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment
Japanese title: 解体聖母
Transliteration: Kaitai Seibo
Owner: Assassin of Black
Type: Anti-Unit[1]
Rank: D~B[1]
D (F/GO)
D+ (F/GO rank-up)
Range: 1~10[1]
Maximum number of targets: 1 person[1]

Maria the Ripper: The Holy Mother of Dismemberment (解体聖母マリア・ザ・リッパー, Kaitai SeiboMaria za Rippā?) is the Noble Phantasm of Jack the Ripper that reproduces her murders, the sublimation of the Jack the Ripper murders as a concept.[1] It is of a somewhat different nature than normal assassination-type Noble Phantasms.[2] It is a set of four strangely shaped knives. They are normally classified as Rank D Noble Phantasms, but they can be empowered under certain conditions by "the hatred of children who were denied everything, even the chance to sell their own flesh; the children who were abandoned back then by the 80,000 prostitutes in the London ghettos in order to maintain their own livelihood."[3]

If activated normally, they can be used to deal physical damage to the target while the conditions are not completely fulfilled. Upon fulfilling them, the damage rendered receives a large boost in Rank, doubling in power, and the attack can guarantee instant death if a) "it is night-time," b) "the target is a woman (female, including animals)," and c) "it is misty"; the knives manifest within the target's body, instantly vivisecting their flesh, their innards forced out of their body as a result, and turning them into a dismembered corpse. The attack is communicated as a curse rather than a physical technique executed by utilizing the set of knives, so it may be used at long range. Much like Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat, physical defense is impossible, but resistance to curses may permit evasion.[1][3][2]

In a Holy Grail War, it is relatively easy to fulfill all but the second of these conditions, so in that regard, it can be considered an easy to use Noble Phantasm. And when this is combined with Jack’s Skill “Information Erasure”, she can act more than sufficiently as a member of the Assassin class. However, it is difficult for “Maria the Ripper” to deal its full power just as planned against enemies, except for modern day Heroic Spirits. If only she has a Master that is the best in terms of magecraft and all three conditions are fulfilled can this Noble Phantasm have power equal to the average “Zabaniya” used by the Hassans.[2]

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