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Phantasmal Species (幻想種, Gensō-shu?) is the common term used to refer to all non-human creatures that are found in legends and fantasy.
They are born from the thoughts of humans or when outside reasons cause certain life-forms to transform, but they can only survive in fantasy. Then, if it is believed that the subject of a Mystery "exists," the World permits its existence and definite affirmation of said belief is not required. There are also existences desired by the world, but not by humans, and because of this they have gradually gone into hiding and dwindled in numbers. Rather than a classification for a separate ranking for beasts, it encompasses everything from demi-humans, such as fairies and giants, to monsters, such as dragons and oni. They differ from the imaginary Demons, as they are active creatures rather than passive existences. Similarly to how magi gain power through the accumulation of knowledge, those of the Phantasmal Species become stronger through the accumulation of time. Modern Magecraft is the sum of five hundred years of study, whereas the Phantasmal Species date back to the Age of Gods. Magi that only have a mystical lineage that spans five hundred years cannot hope to match or reproduce mysteries that have accumulated thousands of years and have an existence that is on par with the five modern Magics. They embody mysteries simply by existing and it is said to be a miracle if one is simply observed.
Many of the Phantasmal Species fall into the category of Magical Beasts (魔獣, Majū?, "Monstrous Beasts"), which is the common denomination for all creatures that do not fit in the ordinary biological classification for living beings and those that do not fall within the normal ecosystem. The term "beast" is a thaumaturgical term, and it does not necessarily mean quadrupedal mammals. They are true deviations from biology that cannot be explained by immature research or sudden mutations. They can be ranked into three categories, which change as the creatures age and increase in power towards becoming higher existences. The lowest rank is Monstrous Beasts (魔獣, Akujū?, Demon Beasts), which then change into Phantasmal Beasts (幻獣, Genjū?), and finally become classified as Divine Beasts (神獣, Kamijū?).
Phantasmal Beasts of the Millennium-Rank (千年クラスの幻獣・聖獣, Chitose Kurasu no Genjū Seijū?) and Divine Beasts are equal to Magic, making them unable to even be harmed by mysteries on the level of magecraft. Rider's Pegasus, which has grown from a Monstrous Beast to a Phantasmal Beast, has even greater resistance than Saber, who can easily negate Caster's magecraft from the Age of Gods. The longer the creatures live, the further away they grow from the rest of the world. Out of the current creatures that still exist in the present era, only those whose ages are measured in centuries, rather than millennia, still remain.
Most remaining Magical Beasts are Chimeras formed from mixing different species that have existed since the Age of Gods. They live on currently undeveloped lands that cannot be reached by mankind. Those on the level of Phantasmal Beasts that existed in the past have almost all migrated to a different world presented as the "Reverse Side of the World". Divine Beasts such as Moby Dick and Typhon are more on the level of "super weapons" than actual living creatures. Members of the The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, like Primate Murder, a white dog born with the sole purpose of killing humans, and the Forest of Einnashe, a sentient forest that matured to the level of a phantasm specie by absorbing the blood of a Dead Apostle, also count among the Magical Beasts.
Bašmu (バシュム, Bashumu?), also known as Bashmu, is a large poisonous horned snake with two forelegs. It is one of the eleven demons birthed by the monster of Babylonia legend, Tiamat. It is a species of Divine Beast, the top of all Phantasmal Species.
Semiramis can summon them within her Hanging Gardens of Babylon, through her Sikera Ušum Noble Phantasm. But even Semiramis wouldn’t be able to summon something so powerful in that rushed situation, so she only summoned its top-half.
Chimera (キメラ, Kimera?, Chimaera) are creatures of the Monstrous Beast rank that make up the majority of the Magical Beasts still left within the world. They are formed from mixing different species that have existed since the Age of Gods, and they live on currently undeveloped lands that cannot be reached by mankind.
Synthetic Beast (合成獣, Gōseijū?) is a process that artificially creates chimera. It is controlled by its master in the "Zoology" animal department of the Mage's Association. Gransurg Blackmore can be considered to be in this category. The Wolf was created with the purpose of being used catalyst to summon a Servant in the False Holy Grail War. In the Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz, there is a magical mechanism that changes humans into Chimera monster.
Demon Boar (魔猪, Ma Inoshishi?) is a Monstrous Beast type of Phantasmal Species. It is the reincarnation of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne half younger brother by a different father. When Diarmuid and Fionn mac Cumhaill went hunting together. Diarmuid received a deep wound from a wild boar's fangs. It is said that it eats meat, eats armor, and even greedily devouring Runes. This is reckless death itself. Not to mention heroes, even the Dragon kind suffers an embarrassing defeat. Let alone, the likes of a spear-user who was harbouring doubts. In the forest of massacre, the regrets of heroes echoes today as well.
The Calydonian Boar is a Monstrous Beast that Artemis let loose upon the earth. It looks like a wild boar, but that is merely because the lifeform that was used as its basis just happened to be a boar. Dispatched as divine punishment by the angry goddess when the king of the city-state of Calydon forgot offerings to her in a harvest festival, it was a large and brutal beast that completely destroyed the crops of Calydon. During the Calydonian Boar Hunt, it rampaged without pause, killing many Greek heroes who came from all over the country. The hero Meleager, in love with Atalanta, was the one who finished it off, but surrendered the merit to Atalanta and brought great discord to the country in doing such.
Divine Bull (神牛, Kami Ushi?), also called God Bull: Air-walking Thunder Bull (飛蹄雷牛, Hi Hidzume Kaminari Ushi?), is the name for the creatures of the Divine Beast rank that pull Gordius Wheel. Before the seduction of Europa, the supreme god of thunder, Zeus, changed his shape into that of a bull. Due to that, what manifested as the driving force of the chariot dedicated to Zeus were Divine Beasts with a connection to him. Due to the chariot being claimed by Rider before it could be offered to Zeus, they became part of his Noble Phantasm, and he refers to them as the "Children of Zeus."
- Main article: Dragon
The Gorgon (ゴルゴン, Gorugon?) is Medusa's form as the legendary one-eyed man-eating monster after she started to kill and devour humans. Becoming an icon of terror, her appearance was distorted, and as wishes initially formed the Gorgon sisters, they also turned her into the atrocious Gorgon of legend. Even as a Heroic Spirit and Divine Spirit, she still has the rank of "Monster - Magical Beast", making her existence that of "an anti-hero closer to a monster." As a result, the rank of her Divinity decreased to the lowest value of E-. As compensation, she received the ability of Monsters and Magical Beasts, Monstrous Strength, which would bring her closer to the form of the Gorgon the more it was used. After her death, her role as a Gorgon would be decreasing mankind's numbers.
Harpies (妖鳥, Yōchō?) are avarice-filled flying beasts who are known for possessing cruel habits and a cowardly nature, unable to keep from being easily led astray by their appetite. While not suited to be used as soldiers, Semiramis combines them with her Dragon Tooth Warriors to create flying warriors.
- Main article: Hippogriff
Hydra (ヒュドラー, Hyudorā?) are serpents with nine heads. Heracles is said to have battled an immortal hydra which would grow back its heads no matter how many times they were cut down. He utilized Nine Lives to simultaneously annihilate one hundred heads with a bow in order to slay it. They breathe a potent poison, and their entire bodies are filled with it. Simply standing near an adult one will make a human's lungs begin to rot. Even a deceased juvenile is great enough to harm someone with direct contact, and though not enough to kill a Servant, could still prove harmful to one. Being poisoned was not enough to kill a Divine Spirit like Chiron, but the constant pain was enough to make him give up his Divinity and immortality to cease his torment.
Rocco Belfaban owns a juvenile Hydra preserved in formalin, a small snake with its head split in nine. It is a one-of-a-kind item in the entire world according to Kairi Sisigou, and even one-third of its selling price would surpass his house's combined estate. He is able to process it into a potent poison for use in the Great Holy Grail War.
Kelpie (ケルピー, Kerupī?), also known as Each-uisge (アハ・イシュケ, Aha-ishuke?) is classified as Monstrous beast rank by Magi. In Gaelic, it is translated as "Water Horse". The man-eating beast which was a water demon, is said to devour the flesh of girls. It is a beast that appeared in a part Britain's northern islands. It has an appearance resembled a large pale horse and it's tail was shaped like a fish's fin. A water demon which strode and ran freely on the water's surface. The Monstrous beast can change its four-legged form, into a winged "Boobrie: Water Bird (水の鳥, Mizu no Tori?)" shape.
Pegasus (天馬, Tenba?) are winged horses that usually are part of the Monstrous Beast rank. They are docile creatures that do not like to fight. The Pegasus summoned by Rider is a special case that has advanced to the Phantasmal Beast rank due to its age. It has been alive since the Age of Gods, and now possesses a defensive power on the same level as a dragon and Magic Resistance far greater than that of Saber. The buffets from a Pegasus's wings are capable of generating massive shock waves, which raze infrastructure and lacerate the bodies of living beings. Due to its naturally kind nature, Rider has to use Bellerophon to force it to fight.
Unicorns (一角馬, Ikkakuba?) are creatures with the power to purify human souls. The Seventh Holy Scripture was made from the horn of a dead unicorn that had turned into a nature spirit. Nrvnqsr Chaos has one stored inside of his Reality Marble as one of his stronger creatures.
Vorpal Bunny (殺人兎, Satsujin Usagi?) are creatures part of the Phantasmal beast species.
Demi-Human (亜人, Ajin?) is the general term used for the likes of fairies, dwarves, and giants.
Centaurs (ケンタウロス, Kentaurosu?) are creatures with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse, they commonly appear in Greek mythology. Usually, centaurs are considered both as great huntsmen who effortlessly use bows and arrows while running with their horse legs and as savage monsters who would steal anything and everything. It seems Chiron alone is regarded as a "sage" that stands out as an exception among them.
Fairies (妖精, Yōsei?) are extensions of the planet, nature's sense of touch, that cannot be seen by normal humans, and they lack any sort of human values. There are some fairies born wearing humans' imagination as shells, an example would be the lady of the lake. There are various different types, including those that have the power to interfere with people's memories, and others that are known to be able of crafting Noble Phantasm-level artifacts, with Arondight, Avalon, Excalibur, Gáe Buidhe serving as examples. Such artifacts are engraved with Fairy letters (妖精文字, Yōsei Moji?), one of the lost languages, to show they were not crafted by human hands and belong to those of another world. There are Human-Eating Fairies (食人妖精, Shokujin Yōsei?) in the Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz, they are Familiars around 20-30 centimeters in height.
Fairies are usually entities that cannot be seen by normal humans, however those who evolve into a magnitude where they can be perceived by people become Elementals and elemental-class incarnation becomes possible. True Ancestors who are, classified as a type of large fairy, would fall into the category of an incarnated elemental. The Foundation of fairies and Elementals are of a Mystery that cannot be reached through magecraft.
The fairies in Kara no Kyoukai are not true fairies, but rather lower-class spirits shaped after the image of woodland fairies. They are much weaker in terms of raw power, but wield a portion of the original fairies' powers due to wearing fairy-like shells.
Succubus (サキュバス, Sakyubasu?) are female demons who can drain a man's semen in order to increase their magical energy and to retain their eternal youth. They also have the abilities to regenerate themselves, to manipulate dreams, and to enhance their strength. Len, who was originally a familiar, acquired the ability of a succubus to drain people of their magical energy by manipuliating their dreams. Her more selfish and outspoken TATARI version, White Len, also possesses this ability. There are also descendants like Natalia Kaminski from the original succubi species.
Werewolves (ウェアウルフ, Weaurufu?) are introduced in Mahoutsukai no Yoru. They are ordinarily classified as Magical Beasts, but the silver and gold varieties are classified as Phantasmal Beasts. They are descended from a single golden werewolf, but their society has been in decline from the modern age with the absence of new golden werewolves. There currently only seems to exist one village whose leader is silver. They live in the mountains of Northern Europe away from civilization, and it is rare for their females to get pregnant. The village came upon Lugh Beowulf, who had the appearance of a golden werewolf, and became extremely excited that he would bring about their revival. It eventually turned out that he was not a werewolf at all, but a Nature Spirit, which led to him being feared and ostracized. The werewolves eventually sold him to Touko Aozaki.
Transcendent Kind (超越種, Chōetsu-shu?, "Transcendent Species") refers specifically to terminals separated and given form from the will of the World as a defense against the resource-plundering actions of humans. Examples of such include Elementals, Divine Spirits, Oni Kind, True Ancestors, and Dragon Kind. Despite being anti-human in origin, the Counter Force of Alaya does not target these supernatural entities, as they are extensions of the world and mediators of nature before being enemies of humanity.
In a broader meaning, Transcendent Kind refers to sentient species whose very existence occurs on a different scale from humanity. The Dead Apostles qualify as "Transcendent Kind" under this definition. Strictly speaking, however, the narrow definition explained above is more accurate; and per its criterion, Dead Apostles would merely be "self-described" as Transcendents.
Blood-sucking species (吸血種, Kyūketsu-shu?) is the general term for creatures that drink the blood of others and organisms that consume the blood of their own kind. Most of the Blood-sucking species is weak against sunlight, Dead Apostles being representatives derived from mankind. The Forest of Einnashe is a special exception as a subspecies of the Blood-sucking species. People like Akiha are also classified as members of the blood-sucking species. Medusa is classified as a member of the blood-sucking species because the most efficient way for her to gain magical energy is to drink blood.
The term was originally synonymous with Vampires, but it has changed due to the Church's involvement. Although both Dead Apostles and True Ancestors are considered blood-sucking creatures like the blood-drinking animals of South America or disembodied vampiric heads from the continent, the Church only sees those they classify as vampires as enemies. They will actively hunt vampires, but do not care about other members of the blood-sucking species. Due to the large number of blood-sucking creatures found all over the world, this term is utilized when referring to those not classified as vampires.
Blood Worms (吸血虫, Kyūketsu Chū?) are the creatures that have come to make up the body of Zouken Matou in his attempt to prolong his life. His existence is essentially a conglomerate of Crest Worms with a special appetite for human flesh and blood that combine themselves to take a human form. Despite the blood-sucking habits, he is not considered to be an actual vampire that the Church would hunt.
Curruid (クリード, Kurīdo?) was a phantasmal beast as majestic as Watatsumi, with a roar that could bring forth tornadoes.
It was a great sea monster lurking in the distant sea. The demon spear "Gáe Bolg" was carved from the remains of Curruid's skull.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
 Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Magical Beasts, p.046
An umbrella term that encompasses all beasts that do not fall within the normal ecosystem. In this context, “beast” is a thaumaturgical term, and does not necessarily mean quadrupedal mammals. Magical Beasts cannot be explained by immature research or sudden mutations. They are true deviations from biology. Roughly Magical Beasts can be classified into Monstrous Beasts -> Phantasmal Beasts -> Divine Beasts in ascending order towards higher existence.
Most Magical Beasts have existed since the Age of Gods, and are Chimeras formed from mixing different species. They live on currently undeveloped lands that cannot be reached by mankind. Furthermore, Phantasmal Beasts that have existed in the past have almost all migrated to a different world presented as the “Inside of the World”.
Although classified as a Monstrous Beast, the Pegasus that Rider mounted in the story is an existence closer to that of a Phantasmal Beast due to surviving over a very long period of time. Also worth mentioning is that, Phantasmal Beasts that have survived over thousands of years are on the same tier as True Magic, thus rendering mysteries on the level of sorcery completely ineffective against them.
- The Pinnacle of Phantasmal Species – Dragons
Dragons, or Magical Beasts similar to Dragons, have members in all classes of Magical Beasts (Monstrous, Phantasmal, and Divine Beasts). Dragons are always thought to be the greatest species within their corresponding classes. Because there are dragons of the Monstrous, Phantasmal, and Divine classes, they have been involved with mankind since before the Age of Gods. They have also left many legends in the field of thaumaturgy.
- A Heroic Spirit with a Rank in Monster ∙ Magical Beast
Because Rider’s true identity is Medusa, she possesses a rank of Monster ∙ Magical Beast. As a result, the rank of her Divinity decreased to the lowest value of E-. As compensation, she received the ability of Monsters and Magical Beasts, Monstrous Strength.
Rider is more of a Divine Spirit than a Heroic Spirit. Yet, it is better to call her “an anti-hero closer to a monster” instead of a Divine Spirit. Because she possesses a rank as a monster, Rider is very incompatible with Servants who fought off monsters in their tales.
- The Pinnacle of Phantasmal Species – Dragons
 Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Magical Beast [Others], p.073 [T]
Magical Beast [Others]
In the world of Fate/stay night, a general term for beasts which do not correspond to normal ecosystems.
They are divided into three ranks: monstrous, mythical, and divine.
The vast majority of monstrous beasts are crossbreeds (chimera) living in still-uncivilized regions, but it seems that those of mythical rank and above have shifted to the far side of the world.
Though the Pegasus that appears in the story is a monstrous beast, its long life puts it at the level of a mythical beast. Ordinary magi are completely unable to compete with something of this rank.
Also, beings that take after dragons are considered to be superior, regardless of classification. Since dragons are endowed with the characteristics of several species, it appears that even consorting with humans was not uncommon.
 Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Miscellaneous, p.136
Q: There's three ranks for magic beasts, but what's the most famous of the Divine Beasts, the greatest of those?
Q: There's three ranks for magic beasts, but what's the most famous of the Divine Beasts, the greatest of those? Dragons are special beings with the alignments of the three types, but are there any currently existing dragons that can interfere with the real world in the world of Fate?
A: Moby Dick and Typhon? Divine beasts like those are more super weaponish than living beings I suppose.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Bašmu [Summon Creature], p.179 [T]
Bašmu [Summon Creature]
The giant poisonous snake summoned by Semiramis, Assassin of Red, with the power of “Sikera Ušum: Arrogant King’s Alcohol”. It is one of the eleven demons birthed by the monster of Babylonian legend, Tiamat. It is a species of Divine Beast, the top of all Phantasmal Species, but even Semiramis wouldn’t be able to summon something so powerful in that rushed situation, so she only summoned its top-half.
If Shishigou hadn’t used a Command Spell on Mordred, she would have immediately died the instant Bašmu opened its mouth and released its poisonous breath.
 Fate/Grand Order - Lancer Profile [T]
Diarmuid Ua Duibhne - Lancer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Hikaru Midorikawa
Noble Phantasm: B
Eye of the Mind (True): B
Love Spot: C
Knightly Tactics: B
Magic Resistance: B
Gáe Dearg & Gáe Buidhe: Yellow Rose of Mortality, Crimson Rose of Exorcism
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Celt mythology. Under the command of the leader Fionn, he was a prominent knight of the Knights of Fianna and the owner of a beautiful face. Possessing a dark mole in his cheek conferred by a fairy, it carried a magical power that made the hearts of young maidens flutter.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Celtic mythology, Knights of Fianna
Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gender: Male
A knight who spent his lifetime questioning about love, loyalty and pride.
Level 2 Bond
"Red Rose of Exorcism"
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
A magic spear described as a "Noble Phantasm-slaying Noble Phantasm".
Negates magical power-like effects on the target that its edge has touched. Basically, it is a Noble Phantasm that possesses an ability for rendering magical defenses powerless.
Level 3 Bond
After making Grainne, a princess that was invited as a bride-candidate for his lord Fionn, fall in love with him, he ended up having to elope and run around all over Ireland as a result of being imposed a geis of "take me along and run away" by her.
Level 4 Bond
It has been said that, even while at large, Diarmuid sticked to his fidelity to Fionn and did not lay a finger on Grainne.
Eventually, after reconciling with Fionn, although he was allowed to openly unite with Grainne, their happiness did not last long.
Level 5 Bond
After receiving a fatal wound from a wild boar that was the reincarnation of his younger brother by a different father, Diarmuid sought the help of Fionn, who possessed the magical power of healing). But due still holding a grudge over the matter with Grainne, Fionn decided to let him die.
He has no wish to entrust the Holy Grail with. To be given a second battlefield where he can fulfill his pride as a knight; to Diarmuid that is both his dearest wish and greatest blessing. Pursuing nothing but a bright military honor, free of troubles, Diarmuid participates in this holy war.
ディルムッド・オディナ - ランサー
 Fate/Grand Order - Demon Boar [T]
Eating meat, eating armor, and even greedily devouring runes.
This is reckless death itself.
Not to mention heroes, even the dragon kind suffers an embarrassing defeat.
Let alone, the likes of a spear-user who was harboring doubts.
In the forest of massacre, the regrets of heroes echoes today as well.
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Boar of Divine Punishment [Noble Phantasm], p.154 [T]
Boar of Divine Punishment [Noble Phantasm]
Agrius Metamorphosis. The pelt of the Calydonian Boar, a Monstrous Beast which the virgin Goddess Artemis let loose upon the earth. It looks like a wild boar, but that is merely because the lifeform that was used as its basis just happened to be a boar. Just as depicted in the novels, if the pelt is worn by a person, they will become a Monstrous Human rather than a Monstrous Beast.
It grants power equivalent to that of A rank Mad Enhancement and grants an A rank Transformation skill, bestowing various characteristics depending on the environment. In exchange, the wearer loses their reason and, depending on the situation, becomes unable to discern and identify even their Master. It is a Noble Phantasm whose use pretty much equals self-destruction, and its use has never been confirmed in any of the subspecies Holy Grail Wars.
However, even the author himself couldn’t help having doubts about how it transformed into bird wings for Atalanta, fused with her bow and shot arrows weaved out of prana. Was it supposed to be like the T virus or something? (TL Note: The last line is a Resident Evil reference.)
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Atalanta, p.312-313
Atalanta, the Chaste Huntress
Born in the natural paradise Arcadia, she speaks in an old fashion. She was abandoned in the mountains immediately after birth, and survived by being nurtured by a female bear, sacred beast of the goddess Artemis. She has the same egotism and view on life and death as a wild animal, so it is natural to her to steal food to live. However, she will help any child left behind as much as she can, as gratitude for the care she received herself. Her wish to the Holy Grail is for a world where every child can be raised with love.
- Source：Greek mythology
- Alignment：Neutral Evil
- Armament: Bow
Illustrations: Genji Asai
Creator: Myougaya Jinroku
Though she was born as the princess of Arcadia, Atalanta was abandoned in the mountain, but she survived thanks to divine protection from Artemis. In gratitude, she is a fervent follower of Artemis. She grows into an excellent huntress, and accompanies the Argonauts. She is most known for the hunt of the Calydonian boar. She then returned to her birth land, but her father, who never had a son, commanded her to get married. As she had pledged a vow of virginity to the goddess, she proclaimed "I will only marry one who can beat me in a footrace. Those who lose will be killed." She tore through a great number of challengers, but at last, she lost when she was tricked into picking up irresistible golden apples thrown in front of her, and she had to break her vow.
- STR: D
- CON: E
- AGI: A
- MGI: B
- LCK: C
- Noble Phantasm: C
- Crossing Arcadia
Can move while jumping over all kinds of obstacles on the field, including enemies.
"Arcadia, my far-away homeland, I shall jump stone by stone across the steep mountain range that lead to you."
- Aesthetics of the Last Spurt
Can anticipate the enemy by letting him take the initiative and then confirming his actions. Even in footraces, she always made her opponent run ahead.
"Go ahead. I shall pass in front of you afterward like a squall."
- The Golden Apple
Draws the enemy near by displaying a treasured item.
"Look, this is the fruit of fate. This glorious treasure once sparked the burning of Troy. Come closer if you wish for it."
- The Disputed Spoils of War
A boar's pelt (with head attached) attained as booty of the Calydonian Boar Hunt. By releasing magical energy, high-speed traveling long distances in a straight line becomes possible. While moving, characters in the traveled route enter in disorder and start killing each other by mistake. When the king of Calydon forgot the offerings to Artemis in a harvest festival, the angry goddess let this boar loose over the land. The hero of Calydon who loved Atalanta, Meleager, finished it off, but because Atalanta refused his wishes of handing over the achievement, the concerning fate of said achievement brought discord to the country.
- The Complaint Message on the Arrow
By sending a letter affixed to an arrow requesting divine protection with the "Celestial Bow" received from the guardian deity Artemis, in the next turn a rain of arrows will downpour and perform an attack on all units.
The letter on the arrow will randomly reach either Artemis or Apollo. If it reaches Artemis then all women will become targets, while if it reaches Apollo all men will be targeted. This Noble Phantasm is associated with the episode in which Artemis and Apollo shot to death all the children of the fertile woman Niobe, because she boasted that she was greater than their mother Leto because "Leto had fewer children".
- The Beast of Divine Punishment
The condition in which "The Disputed Spoils of War" is clad over the body comfortably from the head and power of the Calydonian Boar is made one's own possession. Offensive power, defensive power and movement capacity are raised and one's life-force can be recovered about just as much as the damage dealt to the enemy. The wild boar dispatched by Artemis divine punishment was both giant as a mountain and brutal and attempted to completely devour the crops of the city-state Calydon. The power attained through this Noble Phantasm is the Calydonian Boar itself, which was not stopped without making victims even after brave warriors from all over Greece were called.
- The Seven Arrows of the Big Dipper
Meteor arrows that rain incessantly from the "seven stars of the Ursa Major" in heavens. 7 consecutive attacks are possible. Only in the first strike the target can be designated arbitrarily, and thereafter the attacks converge at said target. Fundamentally, the target cannot be altered, but if said target dies in middle of the attack, the remaining number of strikes will be divided among different targets on that location at random. The Ursa Major is Callisto, one of the nymphs that serve Artemis who had her figure transformed as divine punishment for breaking the vow of chastity and later was raised to a constellation. Really, Artemis is a goddess with a deep connection to bears.
- 諍いの戦利品 - 威力：小
- 訴状の矢文 - 威力：小
- 神罰の野猪 - 威力：中
- 北斗の七矢 - 威力：大
 Fate/Zero - Volume 4: God Bull: Air-walking Thunder Bull
God Bull: Air-walking Thunder Bull
The divine bulls that pull the Gordias Wheel. It is said that before the seduction of Europa, the supreme god of thunder Zeus changed his shape into that of a bull. Therefore, what manifested as the driving force of the chariot dedicated to Zeus, were Divine Beasts with a connection to Zeus.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Hydra [Magical Beast], p.181 [T]
Hydra [Monstrous Beast]
Among Heracles’ Twelve Labors, the monster he exterminated at Lake Lerna was the Hydra, a giant swamp snake said to possess either nine or a hundred heads.
Possessing both a deadly poison said to instantly kill all humans it touches and an abnormally high regeneration capable of immediately regenerating two new heads every time one is cut off, the Hydra is a Monstrous Beast with top class fame even among the other Twelve Labors. Shishigou Kairi accepted a young-born Hydra as prepayment and processed it. At first, he processed it into a knife as a final weapon that could kill even a Servant, but later he used it to make an antidote serum out of wariness towards Semiramis.
Though Mordred blocked herself out from it with her armor, it still wasn’t enough to completely block the air itself which was contaminated with the poison. The rank of the Hydra’s poison is undoubtedly top A rank. It might even reach A+ rank against heroes of Greek myth.
- ↑ Fate/Labyrinth - Act 2 translation
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Archer of “Black” [Servant], p.159-160 [T]
Archer of “Black” [Servant]
One of the Servants of the Black camp. His true name is Chiron. He is a centaur—a half-human-half-horse race, and he is a famous great sage in Greek myth.
He has a calm and gentle personality, but though he treats his Master with respect, he won’t hold back on advice if it’s for the sake of his Master. He never scorns or despises others regardless of whether they are enemy or ally, and he is exceptionally calm among the intense and passionate heroes of Greek myth. He acted as the strategist of the Black camp and continued to support his camp day and night right until he took part in the final battle.
Usually, centaurs are considered both as great huntsmen who effortlessly use bows and arrows while running with their horse legs and as savage monsters who would steal anything and everything. It seems Chiron alone is regarded as a “sage” that stands out as an exception among them.
Chiron was born from Cronus, father of the head god Zeus, and Philyra, the goddess of a certain island. However, because Cronus had copulated with her while she was turned her into a horse, Chiron was born as a half-human-half-horse centaur. (There is also the theory that they were attacked by Cronus’ wife Rhea while they were in the middle of copulating and Philyra turned into a stallion in order to run away.) Balking at the idea of giving milk to a monster like Chiron, Philyra changed her form into that of a linden tree.
Though he was never loved by his mother and father, Chiron became a sage that excelled in all forms of knowledge as he grew up. This is not necessarily unrelated to the fact that his mother’s name “Philyra” means linden tree. The leaves of linden trees can be used as restoratives, and the tree bark can be used in divination or as written boards.
After becoming an adult, Chiron began to rear the “future heroes” who implored for his tutelage from all over Greece. Besides Heracles and Achilles, the heroes who received his teaching include those like Asclepius, who later became the god of medicine, and Castor, who was sublimated as the Gemini constellation. Jason, the leader of the Argonauts who enticed Medea, is also one of his students.
On a certain day, someone shot a poison arrow at him while trying to stop a dispute between centaurs, and the poison continued to endlessly make him suffer due to his immortality, until he became the Sagittarius constellation by returning his immortality to the gods and finally received salvation. His wish for the Holy Grail while participating in the Holy Grail War is to regain his immortality. To him, it is the only gift he received from his parents.
As a Servant, his stats have received a slight rank down due to giving up his immortality and transforming his legs into those of a human, but even then he boasts of specks high enough for him to be called a first-rate Servant—to an extremely abnormal extent in a certain sense. In the first place, it appears that he taught not only swordsmanship, archery and horse-riding, but also wrestling techniques, so he is relatively experienced in moving with human feet.
With the combined effects of his skills, he can even utilize a pseudo-form of future sight, making him truly all-purpose in his abilities. If he has a weakness, it is that he lacks a decisive trump card. Against the brute force approach that throws away all wisdom or intelligence, his strong points fade away.
He deeply loves how weak and insufficient humans struggle despite their insufficiency and still try to move forward, so even if he was summoned as part of the Red camp, he would have definitely rebelled against them with the resolve to die.
Though if he were to describe it himself, he would merely answer, “This is my arrogance as a teacher, as embarrassing as it is”.
In the novels, he was mainly focused on his fight with Achilles outside of his light skirmish with Mordred. After all, Chiron was the only one capable of harming Achilles. That battle was such a great joy to him that he even forgot his true nature as a Servant, but he stood back up as a Servant again at the moment of his death and accurately dealt a fatal wound to Achilles.
 Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Faeries [Others], p.041 [T]
Ouji Misaya's Familiars.
Originally, Faeries are considered the nature's sense of touch, something that humans cannot perceive.
However, there are indeed some Faeries who were born wearing humans' imagination as shells.
Ouji Misaya's Familiars are false Faeries. They are formless low-rank Spirits possessing the image of woodland Faeries.
They can indeed wield a portion of the original Faeries' powers due to wearing Faerie-like shells.
The Faerie-disguises are thought to be the creation of Misaya's Master rather than hers.
As an aside, true Faeries at the scale of capable of being perceived by humans are called Elementals. A certain white vampire seemed to be of this class.
One more thing, the Foundation of Faeries and Elementals are of a Mystery that cannot be reached through magecraft.
- ↑ Tsukihime Laboratory
 Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - talk. Glossary: Blood-Sucking species [Term], p.193
Blood-Sucking species [Term]
A general term used to describe organisms that consume the blood of their own kind.
Einnashe was a special exception as a subspecies of Blood-suckers.
Most of the Blood-suckers were weak against sunlight, but there were indeed Blood-suckers who were only active during the day.
The Dead Apostle of Tsukihime were representative of the Blood-suckers. They were Blood-suckers derived from mankind.
 Fate/Side Material - Encyclopedia: Rider [Servant], p.077 [T]
Heroic Spirit of the mount. A type of Servant that requires high maneuverability, and tends to possess strong Noble Phantasms.
The Rider in the story is no exception, riding Pegasus and making full use of its charging power in battle.
Of course, Rider herself is also a unique Heroic Spirit, and the number of skills and Noble Phantasms she has is particularly high even amongst the Servants.
She is taciturn and lacks self-assertiveness, but that doesn't mean she is apathetic toward her surroundings. Rather, she's the kind of person that worries about things from every conceivable angle but hides it behind a perfect poker face.
Though parts of her personality are quite similar to Sakura's, Sakura is a commoner while Rider is more of a high-born type. Even her demeanor and tone of speech have a sort of high-class strictness to them.
With the complex she has about her own height and the way she gets embarrassed when people see her mystic eyes, she might actually be pretty lady-like.
Because of her outward appearance and primary weapon, a lot of people thought she was going to be an Assassin class Servant before the game came out, but nope, she's a Rider!
I really wanted to have a scene in the Sakura route where she and Saber bickered with each other as they fought toward a common goal, but unfortunately the story didn't develop in that direction and I had to discard the idea.
Incidentally, the lewd dream on the fifth day of the Sakura route was Rider's doing.
She is not a Dead Apostle (vampire), but she is a bloodsucker. For her, the most efficient, luscious way of gaining magical energy is drinking blood.
 Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Blood-sucking species [Term], p.178
Blood-sucking species [Term]
A general term for those that suck the blood of other living creatures.
Dead Apostles and True Ancestors both fall under this classification. Although the terms vampire and bloodsucker were confusingly used to mean different things in Tsukihime itself, you can pretty much think of them as synonymous.
Creatures that suck blood are found all over the world, and they all have different characteristics. Because of that, the term bloodsucker is used as a catch-all term to describe them. In that sense, even Akiha would be considered a bloodsucker.
Moreover, the Church concerns itself with the hunting of vampires specifically. That is, Dead Apostles and True Ancestors. Accordingly, they don't really care about things like the bloodsucking animals of South America, or the vampiric flying heads of mainland China.
Good news, eh, Akiha?
 Fate/Grand Order - Beast of Billows
Beast of Billows
|Bounded Field • Conceptual Weapon • Gradation Air • Magic • (Second Magic • Third Magic • Fifth Magic) • Magical Spells • Marble Phantasm • Mystic Code • Mystic Eyes • Mystic Eyes of Death Perception • Psychic • Reality Marble|
|Demons • Divine Spirit • Doll • Dragon • Familiar (Dragon Tooth Warriors) • Golem • Homunculus • Humans • Magician • Magus • Phantasmal Species • Spirits • Vampire|
|Holy Grail War|
|Command Spells • Great Grail • Heroic Spirit • Holy Grail • Master • Noble Phantasm • Parameter Rules • Servant • Servant classes • Skill|
|Church • Demon Hunter Organization • Mage's Association • The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors|
|Akasha • Chants and Incantations • Elements • World • Magic Circuit • Magical Energy • Soul • Magic Crest|