Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā?) is the Caster-class Servant available to be chosen by Hakuno Kishinami in the Moon Cell Holy Grail War in Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC. She is one of the Servants of Ritsuka Fujimaru of the Grand Orders conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.
Caster's True Name is Tamamo no Mae (玉藻の前, ?), a woman of astonishing beauty that served as a courtesan for Emperor Toba toward the end of the Heian era (794-1185). She is publicly known as a Kitsune (狐, ? lit. "Fox"), and is credited for catalyzing the downfall of the Shang dynasty, among other powerful regimes. In the Genpei Seisuiki, she is associated with Dakini Deva, a tantric deity whose Japanese interpretation rode upon a fox; her power is invoked in one of Taira no Kiyomori's schemes for political influence.
In the Nasuverse, Tamamo no Mae is a soul originating directly from the sun goddess Amaterasu as her Bunrei (分霊, ? lit. "separated spirit") and therefore a higher order of being than the Earth Spirit of myth. Her manifested form is actually a Yakan (野干, ?), who suffers the fate of bearing cursory resemblance to a Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit. She is also frequently mistaken for an Uka no Mitama, or one of the many fox spirit messengers under the employment of Inari Ookami.
Regarding her background, she became curious about the lives of her worshipers, whose seemingly inconsequential lives were a source of fascination. Most perplexing was their devotion toward a deity with no name or shape. At first, she wanted to scold these creatures for their weakness, and enact divine retribution upon evil-doers as was wont of the kin of a goddess. However, as she continued observing the human condition, she learned of their great capacity for perseverance.
Able to smile in happiness despite the dark acts of their brethren or their frail stature, one generation could easily shrug off the regrets of the last and continue to love. Tamamo no Mae soon desired to become a human so that she could experience these emotions. She then relinquished her divinity and memories to reincarnate, as a young human girl, in the old province of Izumo. Her childhood name while alive was Mizukume (藻女, ?).
As a child, she was said to be the human form of a white-faced, gold-furred nine-tailed fox. At the age of eighteen, she started serving the court of Emperor Toba, who had fallen in love with her at first sight. She became a court lady and called herself Tamamo-no-Mae. She would be his lady-in-waiting under her current name and was his favorite, possessing great beauty and knowledge. However, her divine origins would eventually be her undoing.
One morning, her head had sprouted fox ears; she managed to conceal them for a month. From there, the exact accounts vary, but what is clear is that she was exposed as a fox by an Onmyouji. By her accounts, it was Abe no Seimei, who had been investigating the cause of Toba's mysterious illness. Whether or not Mizukume led the emperor on or their love was real is uncertain, and countless tales of the matter had differing answers.
She fled from the inner sanctum of the Imperial Court. They sent hounds after her, and it was the first time in Japan that a fox had been hunted by Hounds. She fled and cried in the fields of Nasu (那須, ?) because she was hunted by those who claimed to love her. Foxes gathered around her, saying things like "you have come a long way", and "what a rough journey you had". She wished the foxes to understand her feelings and hoped they would encourage her. It was then she realized who she truly was when the fox comforted her, stating "aah, what a fool I was". She was betrayed and hunted by the humans who feared her. She did nothing wrong, she only tried to help them prosper. She was forced to flee the village simply because she was not human. Her infamy grew at the plains of Nasu after fleeing from the court, where she met an eighty thousand man army that was dispatched at the behest of the retired emperor to kill her. The soldier came screaming "kill the fox demon!", and she tried to apologize to them but nobody listened. She fought back, yelling "all right, let's do this!", and killed everyone.
During the second encounter against the force, she regretted her actions and tried to reason with them. It rained arrows for three straight days and night and nothing seemed to click with them. Standing in a hail of arrows covered in blood, she cried "I was not trying to fool anyone. I'll leave now so please just forget all about me." The assault continued from the humans who were filled with hatred, and she realized humans were fragile and their lives were precious. They were narrow minded, filled with hatred and self-righteousness. She was wrong from the beginning, much like the humans and religion. Her perspective influenced her belief. Even though a goddess, she was a fool and she didn't realize her mistake until her final moments. No matter how much humans respect God, and through priesthood try to understand and be one of them, their efforts are wasted. "There is no way for a human to become a god", Tamano no Mae died screaming when shot by an enchanted arrow. She was hunted and killed as an enemy of mankind. She doesn't want revenge because there are things that even a goddess can't do. She was killed trying to defend herself against an army of 80,000 soldiers sent by the emperor.
Her corpse was said to have become the Killing Stone (殺生石, Sesshō-seki?), which released a problematic cursed poison that killed approaching people and animals until it was shattered by the monk Gennou Shinshou (源翁心昭, Gennō Shinshō?) and its fragments dispersed to three places in Japan named Takada. Furthermore, the remnants that were scattered at that occasion became Osaki Kitsunes and Inukamis and said to have been turned into familiars by many Magus from various places.
She cannot be called a human-spawned Heroic Spirit as the facet of a goddess, but she willingly embraces the role in order to "become a good wife." Accepting the limits inherent in the role of a Servant, many of her original powers have been sealed away. Even before becoming a servant, she killed untold numbers of people, possibly holding the world record for murder.
Caster is a therianthrope being with the appearance of a human possessing fox characteristics such as the ears and tail. She doesn't mind being called a fox since she thinks they are cute especially their fluffy ears. Caster has yellow eyes and long pink hair that she keeps tied up.
She has a Shapeshift (変化, Henge?, localized as "Transformation") skill that allows her to borrow and change to appearances with other people, however she does not feel like making much of using this skill due to a trauma of the past that resulted in her death. It is said that she is equivalent to China's thousand year old Huli jing (狐狸精, Kori-sei?, lit. "Fox Spirit"). Daji (妲己, Dakki?) is a Huli jing from the Shang Zhou Revolutionary Period, being well known with in the Fengshen Yanyi (封神演義, Hōshin-Engi?) Chinese novel. Daji also possesses this skill and the ability to somehow identify with Tamamo-no-Mae. Assassin, whose origin is from China identifies her to be Daji, calling her uncivilized and vicious fox.
- Blue Witchcraft-User's Clothes (蒼色の呪術服, Ao-iro no Jujutsu-fuku?) is her standard outfit and it is within these were she feels her most relaxed. She does not however feel that they are aggressive enough for modern standards. As seen in Fate/Extra CCC, when Caster was Twice's Servant, she had a more mature appearance, shooinsg to wear her hair in a high ponytail with the same ribbon.
- Jet Black of magic clothes (漆黒の魔術服, Shikkoku no Majutsu-fuku?) is Caster's S&M bondage style and Gothic Lolita dress fusion design in Fate/Extra CCC. Even though she puts up a front pretending to dislike her attire she actually loves it, “As long as it’s cute, anything’s okay!”
- Spring coloured modern clothing (春色の現代服, Haru-iro no Gendai-fuku?) is her casual clothing. In Takeuchi original design, she was in her human form.
- Sexy Bikini (せくすぃーびきに, Sekusyī Bikini?) is her bikini type swimsuit.
- Mythology Mystic Code of the Sun (太陽の神話礼装, Taiyō no Shinwa Reisō?) is a costume identical to Amaterasu.
- Summer Vacances (サマー・ヴァカンス, Samā vuakansu?) is her swimsuit costume in Fate/Extella.
- Beach Flower (ビーチフラワー, Bīchi furawā?) is Tamamo's swimsuit form in Fate/Grand Order and her costume in Fate/Extella Link.
Caster is sometimes comic relief, being a goofy, silly, and cheerful young fox girl. Her cheerful personality at times is a brave face she puts on to hide her loneliness. Occasionally, she takes the battle and the situation each week of the game seriously. She doesn't think too much about the consequences of killing.
She becomes infatuated easily and she can't help liking the person she serves. She devoted herself to Hakuno and stood with Hakuno until the very end. To stand by her master until their spirit transcends reincarnation is all she wishes for. She falls in love with Hakuno, placing herself in the role of their wife regardless of their gender. She doesn't need the Holy Grail as her wish is to be a devoted wife of Hakuno. She expresses that the most important thing over anything else is love. Her affection towards love came from observing humans, stating it was strange that that they were so happy in worshiping her personification of Amaterasu. Seeing so many people fawn over her, she wanted to do the same for someone else. Drawing from her own fate and the actions she took, she believes the intent of person is always important. She will only serve those whose intentions and actions are ultimately good. While stating she would be fine with serving anyone in general, Caster states the person would ultimately need to be good or have good intentions to obtain her service. It doesn't matter if they are male or female, child or adult, or even a saint or sinner, only their intentions matter. That's is one principle she will never betray. Regardless of her notoriety, she wanted to serve someone with content. She likes to cook but not the actual food itself, she enjoys providing meals for her partner and watching them eat it. She also likes to receive presents from her partner but frowns upon cheap gifts.
Caster is easily jealous, citing frustration over Hakuno's relationship with Rin/Rani and refusing to lose to them. She is often quite suggestive to Hakuno and can make some crude remarks. When angered or insulted, she can become quite harsh, throwing vile insults and threats to enemies who insult her and Hakuno. She was quite surprised with Rani's level of astrology that surpassed her and wished to meet her professor.
It is said that Caster would get along with Arcueid Brunestud because they share the same basic origins. When Assassin calls Caster as Daji, Caster was offended by his statement, she calls Daji an "evil, sadistic mongrel". There is a moment where Caster felt relatable to Lancer, as someone who is also misconception as a monster "how you love too much, nobody can understand you anymore. And what people don't understand, they fear".
She likes trips to hot spring resorts (but not hot spring baths), and love-filled cooking (at least while doing the cooking), and giving presents to herself. She hates dogs, only somewhat handsome guys, and people who disrupt her time alone with her Master. She’s not too fond of loveable 100% airhead characters. She seems to have well learned the lesson that her half-baked airhead act never seems to come out ahead of the real deal.
Caster is one of the selectable Servants in Fate/Extra along with Saber and Archer. She is described as a magical fox girl. She responded to Hakuno summon because she heard Hakuno's calling. She claims it was like an arranged marriage since there was no spiritual connection between the two.
Caster sympathizes with Dan Blackmore because he prays for his wife's soul in the church. Caster mocks Archer for being a hero hiding in the shadows and speaks bluntly how Archer is becoming more like Dan Blackmore. Archer was flustered from Caster's response and almost unleashed his Noble Phantasm.
When Caster faces Gawain, she doesn't get along with Gawain as they both have the sun domains. She claims that Leo is a cool prince but that that is not necessary for a great king. She compares him to Toba and believes Hakuno will win over Leo.
After re-encountering her former master, Twice asked Caster her opinion about his plans. She claims that the Twice she once knew is gone and she refused to change sides.
Though she is not the chosen Servant of Hakuno Kishinami in the manga version, she does appear in the omake chapters. She does however make an appearance in Twice H. Pieceman's flashback when he tells Hakuno, Saber and Rin of his backstory.
Caster is again selectable as one of the servants for Hakuno Kishinami.
In the prologue, Hakuno hears Caster's voice begging Hakuno to wake up and remember her, but Hakuno has no memory on who the voice belongs to. Once Hakuno is devoured by BB's shadows, Hakuno once again hears Caster's voice and reaches out to her. Caster breaks the barrier to save Hakuno and took Hakuno to the new school. When she reached to the Far Side of Moon Cell, she wore her new costume.
In Chapter bad end, BB separates Hakuno from Caster. Hakuno travels to the World of Logo to search for her. Hakuno eventually regains Caster, unseals her noble phantasm and they both face BB's shadow Requiem.
She develops a rivalry relationship with Elizabeth. In chapter 7 Hakuno enters inside Caster's Innercore Harmonics. Hakuno temporary formed a contract with Elizabeth, they fought against the Zero Model of Caster.
In Caster's ending, Hakuno returns to the Moon Cell Holy Grail War as seen in Fate/Extra. While Hakuno waited to be deleted by the moon cell at the end of Extra Caster trains for a 1000 years and grow back her tails. With her new power she able to go back in time to save Hakuno by giving the moon cell one hard kick. Tamamo’s kick destroyed the Moon Cell’s Core, it recovered itself and switched to environment supply mode, SE.RA.PH became a new frontier for not only mankind but aliens from other planets as well. However Caster didn't like her extra 8 tail so she removed them and threw them in the imaginary number space. Caster would later live happly in the country side in the SE.RA.PH until 97% was concord by the Tamamo Nine. Hakuno deside to stop them and Caster energetically agrees.
In Sakura's ending, after beating Kiara Sessyoin, the Moon Cell does a reset and appears to be deleting Caster however it turns out that the moon cell didn't have the power to delete her. Her supposed deletion is revealed to be only an acting so to leave a lasting memorie on Hakuno since he was going to be with Sakura. Caster would last be seen walk off into a bright light.
The past versions of Twice H. Pieceman and Caster appear as a bonus boss fight. Twice's Caster attempts to act more seriously and has different hairstyle.
Fate/Extra CCC Fox TailEdit
In Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail, Caster is the main heroine and Servant of the male Hakuno.
Caster returns as a selectable playable character. This time, she will be facing other parties in an upcoming war and her main party consists of herself, her adjutant Karna, Elizabeth, Medusa, and Lu Bu Fengxian.
London: The Death World in the City of Demonic FogEdit
She and Sakata Kintoki face Nikola Tesla as he intends to fully activate the "Demonic Fog" around London. They fight Tesla, until he escapes to the sky by creating a large stairway. Tamamo and Kintoki ally themselves with the Ritsuka Fujimaru's party and together they defeat Tesla and afterward Artoria Alter. Tamamo also participates in the battle against Solomon, but she is killed by him.
Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit
SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Epic of Remnant: ExtraEdit
Chaldea Summer Memories ~White Beach of Solace~Edit
She appears in her swimsuit as a Lancer, due to Scáthach deed.
Chaldea Heat Odyssey ~Evolving Civilization~Edit
All of Caster's parameters are at a low E rank due to her Master's lackluster ability. Her strength and endurance have a slow growth rate, her agility has a medium growth rate, her luck has a fast growth rate, and her mana has a very fast growth rate. The Alteration of the Soul boosts her magic power like crazy.
Reflecting on her past misdeeds, she cut loose her own tails and fell into a one-tailed condition. By twisting her sacrum bone and once again undergoing thousands, ten thousands years of ascetic practices, she may turn back to a nine-tailed but the cut down tails are also endowed with the same spiritual power and spiritual core as herself. Even after reaching the limits of Ascension in Grand Order, she will only return to a three-tails form. The eight other tails of her original form have also been granted Servant bodies. With her Origin Form, she becomes capable of feats like moving faster than light and the reversal of time. She can reduce the distance from the Horsehead Nebula back to the original galaxy to zero to instantly cross the distance. Compared to an A rank Servant, she has nine percent of its power with a single tail. If she were to increase in tails, each one would increase her power exponentially by nine. She is weak as a Heroic Spirit but in the case that she is revived as an evil spirit (悪霊, aku-ryō?), she will undergo a transformation into a large monster that can defeat even 100 heroes. It is not just for show that she is called one of the Japan's Three Great Monsters. She is able to fool Moon Cell's surveillance and jam Twice's observation signal to avoid revealing Servant's data.
—According to Caster's own words
She fights with her Noble Phantasm mirror called Eightfold Blessings of Amaterasu on the Weight Stone under the Sunlit Watery Heavens (水天日光天照八野鎮石, Suiten Nikkō Amaterasu Yano Shizu-Ishi?, localized as "Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu"). She is capable of fighting close range combat with her mirror. The mirror levitates around Caster in battle, and she uses it to hit enemies in close combat. The Mirror is a symbol for sun and water, for life and death. It is a blessing of energy or blessed energy. There are other forms of this Noble Phantasm but this particular form fits her best. It doesn't have value as a single strike but is excellent in a long engagement.
In Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail, she demonstrated the ability to fight hand to hand against Violet. She told Hakuno Kishinami that she wanted to keep the image of a frail lady in his eyes so she didn't want to use those techniques, but she lifted the ban on those techniques for that battle. This fighting style continues in Fate/Extella where she fights with punches, claws and kicks in addition to her curses.
Her class skill Territory Creation (陣地作成, Jinchi Sakusei?, localized as "Area Creation") is the skill to build a special terrain that is advantageous to oneself as a magus. Because it seems that her personality is not suited for it, Tamamo no Mae has difficulty in manufacturing even a Workshop allowing her to create minor amulets and other types of low-level talismans.
Fox's Wedding (狐の嫁入り, Kitsune no Yomeiri?, Sun Shower) is the Skill・Item Construction that received various of her own peculiar tamperings. By one-sidedly declaring a wedding, a sun shower of blessings is shed and souvenirs are pushed on ally-like individuals in congratulations; truly a Cheat-Skill that can only be described as miko-fox.
The Witchcraft (呪術, Jujutsu?, localized as "Maleficium") that Caster uses is all physical phenomena performed with her own body. While common Magecraft is a program that "recomposes what exists around", Witchcraft is a program that "recomposes the raw materials in one's own body." It is related to Dakini heavenly methods (ダキニ天法, Dakini ten-hō?), and includes methods to discern one's time of death, secret arts to obtain influence, methods to attain status and fortune (for men) and methods to gain the favor of influential individuals (for women). Due to a number of very harsh lessons impressed upon her in the past, Tamano no Mae no longer makes use of her still formidable skills in these areas. There are secret arts to obtain power - such as methods to acquire social status and fortunes (for men), or methods to acquire the favor of influential individuals (for women) - and methods to sense the time of death. However, maybe due having severely learned from experience in the past, she does not feel like using this very much.
Additionally, her Witchcraft curses seem to ignore Magic Resistance. She has no trouble hitting targets with high Magic Resistance like Elizabeth Barthory in Fate/Extra CCC and Fate/Extella or Suzuka Gozen in Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail who both possess A-ranked Magic Resistance. The rank of Witchcraft doesn't seem to be a factor as well, because Tamamo Cat also managed to hit Suzuka with her E-ranked Witchcraft. The reason behind this is still unknown.
|Fate/Extra / CCC - Caster Skills list|
In Fate/Extella, she also uses a Lightning curse on Elizabeth to keep her in check. This lightning curse returns in Fate/Extella Link as one of her active skills in battle, called Curse: Thunderclap (呪相・雷霆, Jusō - Raitei?); and in the collaboration event between Fate/Extra CCC and Fate/Grand Order, Tamamo Cat utilized the skill Curse: Void Cleft Great Chaos Heaven (呪相・空裂大密天, Jusō - Kūretsu Dai Mitten?) to lock Suzuka Gozen in place. Meltlilith recognized that it's Caster Tamamo's "final secret technique" and was surprised that Cat could also use it.
Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit
Caster possesses a Spiritrons-enhancement Mystic Code that can wear with the power of the Regalia in Fate/Extella. Tamamo no Mae's Form Change combines the luxuriousness of a dangerous beauty with the duality of ying and yang, she looks like a boss who doubles as an expensive Ginza hostess.
Even while wearing a swimsuit, as expected, she still the usual Tamamo-no-Mae. However, thanks to being in a vacation this time around, she has completely exhausted her magic energy and turned into a beast of summer. That is the reason behind her abnormally high physical ability. Maybe due to an overflowing complacency, she seems more refined and high-society than the usual Tamamo. She herself seems to under the assumption of an elegant mannequin. But a true lady wouldn't be cheerfully carrying a swim ring, with the full intention of playing around.
When talking about summer, it is the beach. When talking about beach, it is the parasol. When talking about parasol, it is yours dependable miko-fox. This is, surely, the common sense of the Ashihara no Kuni...! A solar explosion. Making a wet T-shirt and a swim ring as her weapons, Lancer Tamamo-chan, sunshining on the southern countries!
Tamamo-no-Mae is a good-wife-aspirant, extravagant miko shaman. In the deathbed of the Heian Period, this peerless beauty served the retired emperor Toba. It has been said that she is the disguised appearance of the nine-tailed fox Hakumen Kinmou, and also said to be a wake-mitama of Amaterasu Oomikami. Since she has that much of a career, it should be fine to come about a life of fully enjoying a vacation in the southern countries... so thought Tamamo-chan.
- Beach Flower (ビーチフラワー, Bīchi Furawā?)
Truly, the incarnation of a sunflower. A goddess of summer has descended here.
"No no, I am in fact a deity."
While the Tamamo of summer appeals her beauty as a woman, this is not the attitude of making love-traps whenever she has a chance. When it comes to summer・beach・parasol, it is about a chance to appeal her refinement. A strategy of putting up more charms than usual in the summer beach, so that the other party is already madly in love by the time they return to their ordinary days.
"Instead of a lady, isn't that a hunter already?"
"Indeed, that's exactly right master. Despite being the original, she is a Tamamo-no-Mae who stuck one foot into the Tamamo-Nine... the hunter of the sea, also known as Tamamo-Shark".
In the planning stages of the Fate/Extra CCC game, Caster was planned to have Saber as her own personal rival until they decided all Hakuno's Servants would have Elizabeth as the rival. However, with the release of Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail, it will explain the background between Tamamo no Mae and Amaterasu, and the plot includes planned elements for CCC that were cut from the game.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
Nasu Kinoko claims that Caster was the last character to be picked out of the three playable characters, at that time Nasu already decided to have Red Saber and Archer for Fate/Extra. It was thanks to Kazuya Niinō who helped Nasu design the character, he said to Nasu "I hope Caster is a very cute girl with Japanese style furry ears". Nasu thought it would be a good occasion to debut a character with cute animal ears for the male players. Nasu further explains that if he wrote Caster, she'd become a character with a lot of neurotic attributes, so he decided to pass it along to other writers to write. However Nasu gave Caster the top priority to start scripting because Archer already has a high popularity in "Fate" but his role was weak.
Takeuchi Takashi was the character designer for Caster and it was Arco Wada who refined the final design. Arco Wada didn’t expect a character with fox ears to come to life like she did, so Arco was very surprised about that and personally thinks Caster is an adorable character.
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Caster was ranked 18th.
- ↑ 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 1.18 Fate/Grand Order material II - Tamamo no Mae, p.206-213
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 Fate/Grand Order - Tamamo-no-Mae (Caster), Translation by Master of Chaos
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
 Fate/Extra CCC - Caster Secret Garden Information
◆What do you look for in a partner?
◆What’s your favorite color of underwear?
◆How do you spend your free time?
WEAK POINT 尻尾は恥ずかしいかも?
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT CASTER, p.007
- Master: Main protagonist
- Identity: Tamamo no Mae
- Gender: Female
- Height, Weight: 163cm/49kg
- Alignment：Neutral Evil
- Strength: E
- Endurance: E
- Agility: B
- Mana: A
- Luck: D
- Noble Phantasm: B
■ Territory Creation: C
■ Witchcraft: EX
■ Shapeshift: A
■ Eightfold Blessings of Amaterasu on the Weight Stone under the Sunlit Watery Heavens
Range: 3 ~ 30
Maximum number of targets: Up to 100 people
- Master: Main protagonist
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: Tamamo-no-Mae, p.038
Tamamo no Mae
- Height: 163cm
- Weight: 49kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Unknown
- Image Color: Pink
- Talent: Serious Break
- Likes: 4½ tatami mat of happiness
- Dislikes: The her on the earth
- Natural enemy: Dark Studmon Seimei
- 身長: １６３ｃｍ
- 体重: ４９ｋｇ
- 血液型: 不明
- 誕生日: 不明
- イメージカラー: 桃色
- 特技: シリアスブレイク
- 好きなもの: 幸せ四畳半
- 嫌いなもの: 地の自分
- 天敵: 暗黒イケモン・セイメイ
- Height: 163cm
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11
 Fate/Extra - Tamamo-no-Mae (Caster) Matrix [T]
True Name: Tamamo-no-Mae
Noble Phantasm: The Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu
Keyword: Maleficum, Red Lily of the Killing Stone of Nasu
Strength: -, Defense: -, Agility: -, Magic: -, Luck: -
Area Creation: C, Maleficium: EX, Transformation: A
01 - The Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu
A mirror wielded by Tamamo-no-Mae. It is one of the sacred treasures brought down from the Heavens by the god Takehinateru-no-Mikoto and was oringally kept in the great shrine in the Izumo Province. According to passages in the Chronicles of Japan, the mirror was later moved to a site in the Kawachi district as the behest of the Imperial Court.
The mirror is also known as Yata-no-Kagami and is frequently used in rites honoring the sun goddess Amaterasu. In addition to its importance in ritual observances, it is also thought to possess the power to bring the dead back from the afterlife. However, since Caster's rebirth as a Servant, this power is no longer accessible.
02 - Maleficum
The Witchcraft that Caster uses is all physical phenomena performed with her own body. While common Magecraft are programs that "recompose what exists around," Witchcraft are programs that "recompose the raw materials in one's own body."
According to Caster's own word:
"This time there is only one due to the constrains of the Moon Cell, but originally I could produce a million troops from my multiple tails!"
That is really suspicious though.
03 - Red Lily of the Killing Stone of Nasu
This skill involves the use of the infamous Killing Stone of Nasu. After her death, Tamamo-no-Mae's spirit began to haunt the area around this stone and also imbued it with a terrible curse that killed any creature that came near it.
Originally located in the Nasu highlands of Tochigi Prefecture, the stone was shattered by a virtuous monk by the name of Gennou who then scattered the peces across three places in Japan.
It is believed that the shards of the rock evolved into fox spirits known in Japanese as kitsune and inukami. The legends go on to say that these newly-born spirits were bound as familiars by wizards powerful enough to establish contracts with the divine.
０１ - 水天日光天照八野鎮石
０２ - 呪術
０３ - 常世咲き裂く大殺界
Territory Creation [C]
This skill allows one to create a reality tailored specifically to their skills as a magus.
Unfortunately for Tamamo-no-Mae, her personality is ill-suited for the task of manipulating reality and she has great difficulty even creating a small-scale crafting studio for creating minor amulets and other types of low-level talismans.
The sacred rituals of the Dakini goddesses. The rituals confer the abilities to perform such actions as foretell the time and place of one's death and manipulate the hearts and minds of both men and women. Due to a number of very harsh lessons impressed upon her in the past, Tamano-no-Mae no longer make use of her still formidable skills in these areas.
This refers to the abilities of either changing ones appearance or borrowing the physical form of another. As a kitsune, or fox spirit, Tamano-no-Mae is able to alter her appearance and even species at will. However, due to a traumatizing event in a past incarnation that resulted in her death and temporary damnation, she rarely, if ever, uses this ability.
01 - Character Background
In the final years of the Heian period, there was a beautiful courtesan in service to the Emperor Toba known as Tamamo-no-Mae. Born Misukume, she first entered the court as a servant at the age of 18, but quickly became a well-respected lady and a favorite of the emperor himself due to her incredible beauty and the depth of her intelligence.
While the stories become somewhat murky on this point, the most widely excepted theory is that an itinerant fortune teller visiting Emperor Toba's court discovered Tamamo-no-Mae's true identity as a nine-tailed fox spirit. Tamamo-no-Mae was denounced as the cause of the emperor's lingering illness and was driven out of the palace and onto the plains of Nasu, where she was killed trying to defend herself against an army of 80,000 soldiers sent by the emperor. While no one knows exactly what happened to her afterwards, it is believed that she was transformed into the legendary killing stone.
02 - "Dakini Deva"
While Tamano-no-Mae is generally believed to be a nine-tailed fox spirit with many of the attributes associated with the tantric deities known as Dankini, she is frequently mistaken by many as one of the Inari or sometimes even a manifestation of Buddha.
In the Fate/EXTRA universe, Tamamo-no-Mae is a soul that was created from the essence of the sun goddess Amaterasu, and as such is not merely a Earth spirit, but is actually a unique facet of the goddess from which she came. With this being said, it'd be a monumental mistake to classify her as one of the many human-spawned Legendary Souls.
However, she was willingly embraced the role of a Legendary Soul so that she could, in her own words "become a good wife." By deliberately accepting the limits inherent in the role of Servant, many of her original powers have been sealed away.
On a final note, as most deities are neither truly good nor evil, there are instances when Tamamo-no-Mae can be summoned as an evil spirit. Should this happen, she will transformed into a hideous monster capable of defeating a hundred heroes at once. In fact, when in this form, she is considered one of the Japan's Three Great Monsters.
０１ - 人物背景：
０２ - 『ダキニ天』
- ↑ Caster conversation
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Caster (Fox) [Servant], p.173-174 [T]
Caster (Fox) [Servant]
Caster is one of the main Servants who can make a contract with the main protagonist.
She is always smiling and has quite the precocious tongue. She is the trademark beauty of Extra with those lovely fox ears. She is usually called Cas-ko.
Just as the class name Caster implies, she is a magic user. She also features a Japanese-style design. “I’m gonna zap you ☆!”
She refers to herself with 私 (watakushi). She is unreserved like a gal (gyaru), and when trying to be cute for a boy she uses アタシ (atashi).
Unusual for a Fate game, she is so smitten with the protagonist that you might do a double take,
“Damn they even put this in?”
Her goal is to become the protagonist’s wife. She’s a realist and also devilishly cute in all areas unrelated to her goals or dreams.
She has a carefree attitude and always has love on the mind. She is an admittedly gal-esque Servant. However, fundamentally she is a logical realist. For example, she treats “god” as a system like existence. Sometimes this trips her up and she blurts out lines which don’t suit her usual carefree mentality.
According to Red Saber “She puts up a loose airhead front, but that girl’s true nature is really sharp.”
Cas-ko’s true form is an anti-heroic spirit, God-class… she is more or less a god.
Having lost most of her power, she is now on the same level as other human heroic spirits, however when the number of her tails increases and her spirit rank goes up to the highest level, it’s impossible for humans to comprehend her full power.
This is only natural, as the foundation of her being came from an offering to the sun. Thus, the scale of her existence is equivalent to that of the sun.
By the way, for each tail that returns, Cas-ko’s power increases by 9x. This means that in her max power state with all nine tails her power has increased by 99.
Supposing that we represent an A rank Servant with a numerical power level of, say, 100 (not including Noble Phantasms), Cas-ko with 1 tail has a power of about 9, and as you can see could never defeat an A rank Servant. But, as the number of tails increases… well it’s silly to even try comparing.
Her true name, which is something that should remain a secret, is quickly revealed from the start of the game. Having no interest in the Holy Grail War, and with a unique perspective of the world, she is clearly different from the other servants. Not to mention she is essentially a cheat character. She is the embodiment of a natural phenomenon: a god-class spirit. Why does she posses such a low spirit rank in game? Why does her behavior mimic that of humans? Please refer to her Special My Room to find out.
Despite being such a great god-class spirit, in the game she is the weakest Servant.
With her paper thin armor and inability to use Noble Phantasms it’s an easy game-over if you let your guard down. I understand, I understand, if only the setting had been made so that she was your childhood friend, then she would’ve truly been the best character, right!?
In any case, I would like players who choose Cas-ko to have the resolve to surmount the border of life and death.
On the other hand, after Cas-ko’s stats are upgraded, the second half of the game is a sure-victory cakewalk, regardless if the enemy is a weakling or a boss. The alteration of her soul boosts her magic power like crazy!
She likes trips to hot spring resorts (but not hot spring baths), and love-filled cooking (at least while doing the cooking), and giving presents to herself.
She hates dogs, only somewhat handsome guys, and people who disrupt her time alone with her Master.
She’s not too fond of loveable 100% airhead characters. She seems to have well learned the lesson that her half-baked airhead act never seems to come out ahead of the real deal. Dear Cas-ko, what happened in your past?
In CCC Cas-ko appears featuring an S&M bondage style + Goth Loli dress fusion design.
Even though she puts up a front pretending to dislike her attire she actually loves it, “As long as it’s cute, anything’s okay!”
The Heroic Spirit of Sweets doesn’t have the same pride that the other few Japanese style Servants do.
In CCC her rival is Passionlip.
Under normal circumstances Cas-ko is on the verge of death after taking a normal punch attack, so Passionlip’s huge one-shot lip attack means that she is an instant death monster as far as Cas-ko is concerned.
Furthermore, it seems that a narrow-minded tendency lingers from Passionlip’s yandere past, and this can prove to be quite irritating to Cas-ko.
Also, when talking about Cas-ko it’s impossible to skip over the amazing preferential treatment we gave her ending.
Who who imagine that she’d get a two CG ending event!? What is this recklessness?
And that ultra special final CG!!
Not to mention the ending differs depending on whether your character is male or female!
The “Say Aahhh” ending CG wasn’t in the plan from start, but after a developer meeting it was decided that the final event CG would be the Tamamo Nine. At that point we were short on time and budget but after consulting with Wada Arco we were able to make something out of nothing and helped us realize the “Say Aahhh” ending CG.
 Fate/Extra - Arcueid Brunestud (Berserker) Matrix [T]
Master: Monji Gatou
True Name: Arcueid
Noble Phantasm: Blut die Schwester
Keyword: Vampire...?, True Ancestor
Strength: A+, Defense: B, Agility: A, Magic: C, Luck: D
Blind Rage: A→C, Demonic Eye: A→C, Origin of All: EX→×
01 - Blut die Schwester
An oath between blood sisters.
Although considered a Noble Phantasm, this power is more akin to a special quality inherent to her very being. As an extension of the mother Earth, her very touch transform the area around her into a part of the Earth's environment (a process known as terraforming). However, as the Moon Cell is bound by the physical attributes of the moon, this process introduces incredible levels of gravitational stress on the system and anyone within its event horizon will suffer gravity six times normal level.
02 - Vampire...?
A demon said to feed on blood.
A being some claims to be of the undead, and painted as evil and ungodly by those whole hold to a religious view of the world. In addition to the need to feed on the blood of humans, creatures such as this also are seemly immortal and are able to control lesser demons.
03 - True Ancestor
This is the general term used to describe all species that survive and thrive off the consumption of blood. As for creatures given appellation True Ancestor, they are considered the embodiment of the consciousness of the planet. Despite this, however, every legend regarding these creatures agrees that they not only drink the blood of humans for nourishment, but also out of sadistic pleasure.
０１ - プルート・ディ・シェヴェスタァ
０２ - 吸血鬼……？
０３ - 真祖
Blind Rage [A→C]
Raises all basic stats at the cost of impairing high-level cognitive thought...the effects of which have been made more severe due to the incompetency of the Master.
Demonic Eye [A→C]
Those who possess the ability of Demonic Eyes are capable of influencing the outside world...the effectiveness of which has been severely reduced due to the incompetency of the Master.
Origin of All [EX→X]
The Ultimate One.
By receiving support from the planet itself, one's entire being is raised one class above the opposition's. Unfortunately, this ability has been rendered useless due to the incompetency of the Master.
01 - Character Background
A lone survivor from the True Ancestor's royal line, which was the foundation of the vampiric species...or so it is believed. While her image as a vampire commands the most attention, she is also an Elemental that dwells within the Earth's embrace.
It becomes much easier to understand her existence if one regards her as a destructive force of nature akin to typhoons and earthquakes. Rumor also speaks of her as a creation of the Moon Cell.
02 - "True Ancestor"
A true Ancestor who has been twisted and warped by Monji Gatou's delusions.
Because she is first and foremost an Elemental of the Earth, her presence and activities in the Moon Cell causes excessive stress within the systems. Although categorized as a Berserker, her original class was actually more akin to "Temptress" than anything else. If she were summoned as a Temptress, her powers would be like the following:
A Blood Drinker that drains the life from her opponent; A Life Eater that consumes her foe's vitality; A Financial Crisis where electronic trading decimates an entire nation's economy; In other words, her actions, while evil and without justification, would come as naturally to her as breathing.
Although summoned by Monji Gatou, her true "Master" is apparently a young Japanese student by the name of Shiki. And on a totally unrelated note, the fox-eared Caster gets along very well with her as it is believed that they share the same basic origins.
０１ - 人物背景：
０２ - 『真祖』：
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 05: IV / Control Tower Barbatos
Fate/Extra CCC, CCC route
Even though you were flung to the edge of the galaxy......!
Even if this is a conceptual space, you should not have been able to cross that distance in an instant!
Are you able to fly faster than light?
Of course, I came flying faster than light!
At any rate, I won't let my master by seduced by a demon in this critical moment.
The reversal of time is nothing special as well, just reduce to zero the distance from the Horsehead Nebula to this galaxy.
This is called zero distance love!
- ↑ Fate/EXTELLA material - Moon Crux, p.114-115
- ↑ 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 Fate/Grand Order - Tamamo-no-Mae (Lancer), Translation by Master of Chaos
- ↑ Fate/Extra Visual Fanbook - Nasu interview, p.080