|Also known as:|| Wrought Iron Hero|
|Appears in:|| Fate/Extella|
Fate/Extra / CCC
|Japanese VA:||Junichi Suwabe|
|Character type:|| Human|
Servant (Master: Hakuno Kishinami)
|Likes:||All kinds of housework (he denies it)|
|Talents:||Fiddling with junks, all kinds of housework|
Archer's True Name has been lost, so he is an Anti-Hero with no name (無銘, mumei?). An unknown Heroic Spirit. A "Faker". In his previous life, he was a mere magus just like the Masters who participated in the Holy Grail War. Not as versatile as Rin Tohsaka, but apparently possessing a Magic Circuit specialized in a single magecraft. He put into practice the Hero of Justice that many people dream about, but when faced with a disaster that could not be solved with just his own powers, he sold over his "self after death" to the Moon Cell as compensation for a miracle. As a result, he is thus employed as the concept of “Hero of justice” after death, as a Servant instead of a hero.
As for the human who became his source, there is a person who spent his previous life as a personifier of justice in the past like that, but he is no longer said individual. This Heroic Spirit is the shape of a convenient “Hero of justice” that people desired, which started with the shape of that person. The person who became the source for this Heroic Spirit certainly exists, but by the time he was worshiped as a hero, his name as a human had been completely forgotten from people's memories and history. Archer is described as being of the same "existence" as the Archer of Fate/stay night, but not the same "person." Furthermore, the "True Name" under which he attained effective functionality as a Heroic Spirit differs from that of Fate/stay night's Archer as well.
Life as a HumanEdit
He was Shirou Emiya, the source of this Heroic Spirit. This person experienced survivors guilt in his youth as he was the sole survivor of a major disaster, his body lived yet his soul died that day. He wanted to atone as the survivor so he doesn't consider his life as his own. He swore he'd never let another tragedy happen again. He gave up his name and his humanity and swore that he'd live for those who had died and not for himself. His warped ideals of becoming a hero of justice is how he grew up.
He made the promise come true by stopping those who tried to use strength for their own self interests. He believed that anyone who acts selfless and stays true to one's ideal can become a personification of justice. He was addicted to the feelings that his devotion to others gave to him. By volunteering and resisting, his self-righteousness allows him to save others. While it was for selfish reasons, his desire to help others led to him becoming a legend amongst them. Under his altruism he was just in truth a mercenary and he was alone only for a short time. He had friends who approved of his ideals and took charge of all things. Thanks to them, he was able to immerse himself deeper to his sense of duty.
In his "last time of saving everyone", one of the cores of a nuclear power plant has a melt down. He went into the core to stop it and bypassing the security on the way.
Even though Archer was blessed with close friends, a caring lover, his life was not as ideal as it seemed. He was a criminal; even if he was on the side of justice, he was no hero. He acted above the law and stuck fear to criminals and government alike. His friends soon came to realize that he would strike down evil no matter what form it manifested in. His closest friend began to fear him, "I thought this man helped me because he cared for me, but... if I had become a detriment to the public, he wouldn't hesitate to strike me down." So his friend decided to lure him into a trap where he was caught by the police. It wasn't his friend that betrayed him but it was his ideals that did. His friend realized that he was bonded not to a man but to a demon enforcing indiscriminate justice. He never hated his friend in the past or in the present but he felt it was unfortunate.
In the end, it was the human court system, not some evil force or nefarious villain, that spelled the end of the man that would become Archer. Tried for the various crimes he had committed in the name of justice, Archer accepted all of the consequences for his actions. If he pled not-guilty, it would amount to disgracing the deaths of those he was forced to sacrifice. He accepted the people's justice without defiance. In the final moments before his execution, he thought he would be killed by righteous hatred but it was karma. Thus he became a hero with no name. His death showed the public the very sort of embodiment of justice that they yearned for.
Archer is a young man in his mid-twenties and he has the same overall appearance as his counterpart.
- Red Plain Mystic Code (赤原礼装, Akahara Reisō?) - Archer's signature costume. He wears a black body armor made from a special material that has yet to be discovered by mankind as of the present time. His red overcoat is a type of holy shroud.
- Cool & Wild (クール＆ワイルド, Kūru & Wairudo?) is the rogue form where he wears a stylish red leather jacket. His main outfit in Fate/Extra CCC is something he is embarrassed to be seen wearing, noting that he definitely did not choose to wear it. If Hakuno compliments him on it, he changes his mind very quickly, nothing that he had always wanted to wear that kind of clothing during his lifetime. He had a female acquaintance tell him “Rock style doesn’t suit you, so knock it off, seriously.”, so he had avoided such clothing since then. Pleased with the praise, he thinks that he should show off even more skin.
- Modern Black Costume (黒色の現代衣装, Kuro-iro no Gendai Ishō?) is his casual clothing in which he wore black T-shirt and black trousers. He styled his hair down and wears glasses.
- Black Swimmer (ぶらっくすいまー, Burakku Suimā?) is his Swim brief outfit in Fate/Extra CCC
- Mythology Mystic Code of Wrought Iron (錬鉄の神話礼装, Rentetsu no Shinwa Reisō?)
His personality is based on his counterpart, however there are some difference between the two. He is noted in Fate/Extra CCC as being less cynical.
Unlike his counterpart, he doesn't regret pursuing his ideals of becoming a “Hero of justice” but instead he made peace with them. Whenever he speaks to Hakuno about his past, he would smile as he recounts the birth of a selfish, idealistic hero of justice. He claims that he never considered himself as a hero and simply followed his sense of justice. Whenever he thinks back, he has a nostalgic feeling, "Ah, the good old days." As he evaluates himself, he thinks that he wasn't as bad of a person as he once thought, something that Hakuno rubs onto him. He believes that its always wrong to kill someone, no matter what ideals are at stake. To kill for personal gain is evil. Hakuno believes that he killed himself by choosing his ideals over his humanity. The him in the past and the current him are different people. His fight with Hakuno has been meaningful and redemptive, though at times he is frustrated with Hakuno's inexperience. But nevertheless, Archer thought Hakuno to be a good Master.
He retained memories of the Fifth Holy Grail War that he once participated in, he makes several references to it. He remembers the real Shinji Matou and commented the young Shinji Matou to be more good natured. Saber makes a big impression on him. For example, he commented that he is experienced at fighting an invisible sword while fighting against Assassin and even able to project her Excalibur. He even lectured Gawain about King Arthur's rule while retaining her humanity. He certainly remembers Kiritsugu Emiya as he used his story as an example on how he destroyed a plane infected with a virus to save the majority.
His room in Fate/Extra is fashion in stacks of chairs and tables together with red cloth covering them. In Fate/Extra CCC, his room has guns decorated on the wall.
Archer is one of the selectable Servants in Fate/Extra along with Saber and Caster. As Servants in Moon Cell are selected for their compatibility, Hakuno and Archer are compatible because they are both nameless existence and had been guided by a force beyond their control.
With Hakuno Kishinami loses memories in the far side of the Moon, Archer helps Hakuno like a nagging instructor. It is noted when he is the servant of the female Hakuno, Meltlilith will fall in love with him in her own deranged manner. She would mention his "Body of Steel" on occasion.
In Archer's ending, Hakuno would meet Archer before becoming a Heroic Spirit.
- Fight!! Ms.Blossom Cost Chapter (「たたかえ!!ブロッサム先生 コスト編, Tatakae!! Burossamu-sensei Kosuto-hen?) - Archer, Caster and Saber fights Sakura, in order to save Hakuno.
- Let Me Hear!! Ms.Blossom Merry Chrismas Chapter (きかせて!!ブロッサム先生 メリクリ編, Kikasete!! Burassamu-sensei Merikuri-hen?) - The Servants and Sakura celebrate Christmas. Archer calls himself as Santom (サンタム, ?), his costume is a parody of Enoch in El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
The Hero of Wrought Iron (錬鉄の英雄, Rentetsu no Eiyū?) is the title given to the one who in his previous life was involved with many weapons, tempered them, and produced weapons for many swordsmen and soldiers. The proof that this Archer was a human suitable not for battle, but rather manufacture. The weapons that he uses are manufactured by a Magecraft called Projection. Both the swords in his hands and the swords he creates by means of a Skill are imitations analyzed and reproduced from the basic structure of the originals. Kanshou & Bakuya (干将・莫耶, Kanshō - Bakuya?) is a pair of married swords that Archer favors. Their performance as swords is high, but they also possess an aspect as a mystic armament for divination and ceremonial uses. Originating in the Spring and Autumn Period of China, it seems they are counterfeits of the work by the craftsman Gān Jiàng, who was widely known in ancient China. Assassin instantly recognizes them as fake but at the same time admires them as if the original swordsmith has return as a Heroic Spirit.
- Pre-Projection (投影準備, Tōei Junbi?) - "Trace on". A magecraft that raises the effectiveness of Projection by 1, it uses 10MP.
- Hrunting: Hound of the Red Plains - Weaken (赤原猟犬・耐久低下, Sekigen Ryōken – Taikyū Teika?, localized as "Red Hound - Weaken") - It requires one Projection and 30MP to use this skill. It does physical damage and lowers defense.
- Hrunting: Hound of the Red Plains - Fatigue (赤原猟犬・腕力低下, Sekigen Ryōken – Wanryoku Teika?, localized as "Red Hound - Fatigue") - It requires two Projection and 30MP to use this skill. It does physical damage and lowers enemy's offense.
- Structural Reinforcement (構造強化, Kōzō Kyōka?, localized as "Fortification") - A self use skill that raises accuracy of Projection when using GUARD.
- Structural Mastery (構造把握, Kōzō Haaku?) - Projection increased by 1 from the beginning.
- Crane Wing Three Realm (鶴翼三連, Kakuyoku Sanren?, localized as "Wing of the Crane") - He uses the Kanshou & Bakuya to perform this sword technique, it uses 50MP. Inflicts Projection damage on an enemy.
- Rho Aias: The Seven Rings that Cover the Fiery Heavens (熾天覆う七つの円環, Shiten Ōu Nanatsu no Enkan?, localized as "7 Rings of Heaven") - Archer's ultimate defense that cancels the opponent's move. It uses 60MP and five Projections to activate.
- Caladbolg II: The Fake Spiral Sword (偽・螺旋剣, Gi Rasenken?, localized as "Fake Helix Sword") - It requires 3 Projections and 70MP, it pierces an enemy.
- Independent Action (単独行動, Tandoku Kōdō?, localized as "Independence") - This ability allows him to remain independent by rejecting any kind of support from his Master. When this skill reaches rank C, he can remain in the world for a single day without establishing a contract with a Master. After battle, Archer recovers a small amount of health.
- Excalibur Image: Forever Distant Golden Sword (永久に遙か黄金の剣, Eikyū ni Haruka Ōgon no Ken?) is a degraded version of Excalibur utilized by Archer that can only be utilized within Unlimited Blade Works.
Unlimited Blade Works is not a weapon, but rather a Reality Marble, a type of Magecraft that embodies the mental world of the caster and, even if just temporarily, rewrites reality. It is a special Magecraft described as a great forbidden spell, and there are exceedingly few who have learned it. "Unlimited Blade Works" is a faraway land that the wizard who specialized in tempering swords finally arrived at by wagering his life. All the weapons he saw that hold the concept of "sword" are stored in this Reality Marble. While this is active, his abilities are greatly enhanced.
Fate/EXTRA material notes that Noble Phantasms replicated under Unlimited Blade Works are degraded from their originals by one rank, similar to the circumstances of the Archer of Fate/stay night. However, though Playable Archer would in principle be normally incapable of tracing items of no inherent rankability (ergo, EX Rank Noble Phantasms), it becomes possible for him to do so with the support of the original owners of said items.
- ↑ 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 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT ARCHER, p.008
- Master: Main protagonist
- Identity: No Name
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 178cm/78kg
- Alignment：True Neutral
- Strength: C
- Endurance: C
- Agility: C
- Mana: B
- Luck: D
- Noble Phantasm: ?
■ Independent Action: C
■ Magic Resistance: D
■ Eye of the Mind (False): B
■ Clairvoyance: C+
■ Magecraft: C-
■ Unlimited Blade Works: Infinite Creation of Swords
Rank: E- ~ A++
Range: 30 ~ 66
Maximum number of targets: ???
EX Rank Noble Phantasms are in principle impossible to replicate. (However, in the circumstance where the support of the original owner exists, replication becomes possible.
- Master: Main protagonist
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
 Fate/Extra - Archer Matrix [T]
True Name: No Name
Noble Phantasm: Unlimited Blade Works: Universe of Endless Blades
Keyword: Kansho and Bakuya
Strength: -, Defense: -, Agility: -, Magic: -, Luck: -
Anti-Magic: D, Independence: C, False Insight: B
01 - Unlimited Blade Works: Universe of Endless Blades
This Noble Phantasm is not used directly wielded as a weapon. Rather, it is a powerful reality marble that focuses one's inner being and projects it onto the real world. The reality that this particular skill creates is that of a magus who devoted their life to mastering the art of the sword, and makes available to the user every sword-type weapon ever encountered by that magus in their lifetime.
02 - Kansho and Bakuya
A set of matched swords favored by Archer. Although extremely lethal, their mystical aspects make them useful for ceremonial and divination rituals. They are thought to have created in the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history by the master smith Gan jiang.
03 - Hero of Black Metal
This is the title given to the one who in a previous life was involved in the development and manufacture of many different types of weaponry.
It hints at the fact that in his previous life, this Archer was more of a craftsman than a warrior.
０１ - 無限の剣製
０２ - 干将・莫耶
０３ - 錬鉄の英雄
Cancels single-action spells.
It also bestows magical resistance equal to that normally provided by a physical talisman such as an amulet.
This ability allows him to remain independent by rejecting any kind of support from his Master. When this skill reaches rank C, he can remain in the world for a single day without establishing a contract with a Master.
False Insight [B]
Bestows a heightened sense of awareness honed and refined through experience. Makes one capable of making claim and rational decisions on the field of battle regardless of the surrounding dangers.
01 - Character Background
A hero without a name. A fictional Legendary Soul. A fake.
The remnants of a person who spent his human life in the pursuit of justice. While the man who spawned this Legendary Soul was once a real, living being, the slow passage of time has completely erased his entire existence from the records of human history.
The weapons he uses in battle are not technically real, but are created using thaumaturgy technique known as Projection. All of the weapons at his disposal are simply manifestations of those he sees in his mind's eye and then materializes in the real world.
02 - "Ally of Justice"
In his mortal life, Archer was a magus who barely deserved the title, although he was a Master in a previous Holy Grail War. While not even remotely in the same league as Rin Tousaka, he did possess Magic Circuits capable of a single function.
While many people prate about the justice and equality, he actually went out of his way to be an "Ally of Justice", often at the expense of his own freedom. When faced with a potential disaster that was beyond his power to prevent, he willingly sold his soul to the Moon Cell in return for a miracle. Now, instead of playing the part of the hero, he willing plays that of a Servant instead.
As for the human he once was, no traces of that person exist. Instead, he is now the personification of what most people would imagine one who holds the title of "Ally of Justice" to be.
０１ - 人物背景：
０２ - 『正義の味方』
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: No name, p.046
- Height: 187cm
- Weight: 78kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Lost
- Image Color: Red
- Talent: Fiddle with junks, all kinds of housework
- Likes: All kinds of housework (he denies it)
- Dislikes: Immature self
- Natural enemy: Meltlilith
- 身長: １８７ｃｍ
- 体重: ７８ｋｇ
- 血液型: 不明
- 誕生日: 消失
- イメージカラー: 赤
- 特技: ガラクタいじり、家事全般
- 好きなもの: 家事全般 (本人は否定)
- 嫌いなもの: 未熟な自分
- 天敵: メルトリリス
- Height: 187cm
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Archer [Servant], p.152 [T]
Archer is one of the main Servants that the protagonist contract.
Enveloped in his red cloak, he is a young man in his mid-20s.
Despite belonging to the archer class, he is a tough-as-steel Heroic Spirit and usually engages in close quarters combat. He is sometimes referred to as Koucha, or even Red Archer in order to avoid being confused with the Archer who wears green clothing.
Archer usually uses the personal pronoun 私 (watashi), but depending on the situation he lets オレ (ore) slip out from time to time.
Having been introduced in Type-Moon works countless times, he is a very familiar Servant.
He is a cool-headed cynic, but he is also helpful and caring. Due to his character he is said to be a Servant who is also suitable to serve as a butler. Archer’s origin differs from that of other Heroic Spirits, and he cannot be considered a legitimate Heroic Spirit.
Archer is a guardian. He was born into the world as a kind of defense mechanism which arose from the collective unconscious desire of mankind for continued existence.
He was essentially unconsciously elected by the masses to be their faceless representative.
He carries out his mission as a guardian following a simple rule, “If some evil appears that threatens to speed up the collapse of mankind, I will eliminate it and all accessories.”
He crushes threats to mankind that the masses don’t even know or realize exist. He is, so to speak, a repairman of the ages. If there were ever a time without Archer’s deterrent power at work, destruction would rapidly spread and mankind would soon find itself facing an inevitable “END.”
Please refer to the EXTRA game contents to find out why this Heroic Spirit became one of mankind’s guardians.
Archer is a calm, collected professional, and he never lets his personal feelings interfere. He is always making a stern face, however this is probably due to his lack of freedom.
Although he takes up his role as a knightly bow wielder, he was originally an old world Magus.
He uses Projection Magic, which is the ability to replicate an object just by imagining it for a few minutes. He is a faker that can reproduce many famous swords.
The reason his main weapon is a bow is thought to be because he isn’t that strong of a Heroic Spirit, so he settled on ranged combat as his ultimate combat style.
In EXTRA Archer is almost the same entity as the Archer in Fate/stay night (although not the same person), but their true names are different. Please refer to Archer’s Special My Room in EXTRA to find out why his true name is just a regular noun, and not a normal human name.
Unlike Cas-Ko, Archer’s Special My Room is very simple to access. You can activate all his flags by talking to him in between rounds, Ms. Shirano. [TL NOTE: This Ms. Shirano seems to be an inside joke. Maybe someone called Shirano sent them a fan letter asking how.]
In CCC Archer appears as a half-naked perv— I mean… he is stylishly donning a red leather jacket. In CCC he is somewhat of a scoundrel, but nonetheless still reliable. Even when he is on the far side of the Moon he coolly and wildly grasps the situation and helps out the amnesic protagonist. Sometimes he can be quite the nagging instructor.
In CCC his rival is Melt Lilith.
If you choose both the female protagonist and the Servant Archer, the contents of Melt Lilith related events change completely. Also Archer is the only Servant whose END differs from the rest. The Servants based on Saber feature “The Future that begins in the Present,” while Archer features “The Present that begins in the Future.” Why the ending theme differs can surely be understood by those of you who have fought to the end alongside Archer. I’m sure you understand without me putting it into words.
この英霊は守護者と呼ぱれるもので、人類の “存続するぺき” 無意識が生み出した防衛装置のようなもの。
stay night のアーチャーとほぽ同一 存在（同一人物ではない）だが、英霊どしての真名は異なる。
なぜそうであるのかはアーチャーと戦い抜いた “貴方” なら、言葉にせずとも理解できている筈だ。
Fate/Extra - Archer's last act of heroism
"One of the cores of a nuclear power plant melted down. Someone had to go into the core to try to stop it. All I did on my own was get inside the core. Including bypassing security, it was a lot like... Well, picture running through ten levels of the Arena in less than an hour."
"He says all of this like it was no big deal. I can't quite imagine how deadly the situation was, but the words "nuclear meltdown" are a pretty good indication that any sensible person would've run away.
... Oh. Well, at least he got one heck of a tan from it!"
"Ha. Ha. Ha. I don't think even Rin Tohsaka is capable of saying something so heartless and cruel. I got like this using thaumaturgy, not because I was toasted by radiation. Are you done insulting me?"
"He seems genuinely angry. It's times like this that I have to endure Archer's grizzled old man lectures. ... But at least I got an answer out of him. Archer is actually a hero, even if he doesn't think so himself."
Fate/Extra CCC - Archer dialoge
Answer: Follow up with, “It looks really good on you.”
Archer: O-oh. It looks good…? Really?
W-well, you saying that makes me feel better about it…
…It seems I’ll have to reconsider this outfit. Yeah… Now that I think about it, it’s not so bad. The truth is, I always wanted to wear this kind clothing.
This is from when I was alive, but a female acquaintance of mine told me, “Rock style doesn’t suit you, so knock it off, seriously.”
Ever since then, I’ve avoided these kinds of clothes. But, I see, I look good in it… Mm, I kind of want to show off even more skin now…
Fate/Extra - Archer and Assassin battle dialoge
Archer: The secret arts of China are also right here, "Divine Spear" Li. I strike with this Yin and Yang...!
Assassin: Hou... Those swords, Kanshou and Bakuya. As if the Heroic spirits of the great swordsmiths were new once more.
Julius: Do not prolong this, Assassin. That servant, he excels at drawn-out battles.
- ↑ CM3 describes FSN Archer's traces not as 'degradations of the original' (劣化品) as in the case of Extra Archer, but as 'lower quality Noble Phantasms of similar shape and attributes to some original' (似たような性能の、型落ち宝具).