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Nasuverse character
Hakuno Kishinami
Normal | Normal (Rear) | Alternate Uniform | Gym outfit
Yourself
Japanese name: 岸波白野
Also known as: Kishinami (キシナミ, ?) (Male default nickname)
Hakunon (はくのん, ?) (Female default nickname)
Main Protagonist (主人公, Shujinkō?)
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/Extra
Fate/Extra CCC
Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail
All Around Type-Moon
Japanese VA: Atsushi Abe (Male)
Character type: Human, NPC, Master
Command Spell: Hakuno cs
Gender: Male or Female
Birthday: Player's decision[1][2]
Height: 170cm (Male)[1]
160cm (Female)[2]
Weight: 63kg (Male)[1]
45kg (Female)[2]
Blood type: Player's decision[1][2]
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Likes: Anmitsu, Devotion (Male)[1]
Candy, Caring (Female)[2]
Dislikes: Debt collectors, Warmed goods (Male)[1]
Weapon bragging, Hard beds (Female)[2]
Talents: Mental firmness (Male)[1]
Never gives up (Female)[2]
Natural enemy: Kiara Sessyoin (Male)[1]
Twice (Female)[2]
Student council president (both)[1][2]
Image Color: Dark brown (Male)[1]
Light brown (Female)[2]

Hakuno Kishinami (岸波 白野きしなみ はくの, ?) is the protagonist of Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC, acting as the Master of Saber, Archer, Caster, or Gilgamesh depending on which is chosen. The character is male or female depending on player preference, and their name and a nickname can be selected as well.

ProfileEdit

BackgroundEdit

  • The real Hakuno's chamber

In reality, Hakuno is not a human participant of the Grail War, but an NPC created by the Moon Cell, based off an existing person. Hakuno's "other self" in the year 2000 was a patient with Amnesia Syndrome (アムネジア・シンドローム, ?), a brain disease that caused memory loss and would eventually lead to death. A doctor who could potentially cure the disease was found, but died in a terrorist attack before an operation could be performed. (It is hinted that this doctor was Twice H. Pieceman.) It was decided that the patient would be cryogenically frozen until treatment became possible. Because of the world's technological stagnation, no progress was made, and he/she remained in this state for 30 years. After entering the Moon Cell, the NPC Hakuno sends Rin/Rani this information, in the hopes that she will be able to find and help his/her other self.

After being created in SE.RA.PH as an NPC, Hakuno, like Twice, somehow gained self-awareness. Unlike Twice, he/she did not regain any memory of a "previous life" due to the fact that the original was an amnesiac to begin with. Believing him/herself to be a normal human, Hakuno unknowingly took over the position of another participant who had died in the preliminary selection for the war. As an NPC rather than a human, Hakuno cannot enter the Moon Cell without being deleted as invalid data, like Twice - however, the Moon Cell requires more time to process the contradiction caused by the existence of the frozen body in the real world, and so he/she is not instantly deleted and has enough time to make a wish.

AppearanceEdit

  • Hakuno's Tsukumihara clothing

The male protagonist has brown hair and eyes and wears the standard Male school uniform (男子学生服, ?) of Tsukumihara Academy, and wears a black t-shirt beneath his jacket. The female protagonist has long wavy brown hair and eyes, and wears the standard female school uniform of Tsukumihara Academy. Beneath her Female school uniform (女子体操服, ?), she wears black turtleneck and black pantyhose. Rin Tohsaka first thought Hakuno to be a NPC because Hakuno looked too plain to be an actual person.

In Fate/Extra CCC, the male and female protagonist have alternate outfits called Classic Male uniform (旧男子学生服, ?) and Classic Female uniform (旧女子学生服, ?). While their original attire is styled after the blazer uniforms of high school students, their alternate clothes are styled after the more traditional Japanese military styled school uniforms. The male protagonist wears a black gakuran style uniform, with a high collared coat with gold buttons, black trousers, and brown shoes. The female protagonist wears a dark navy sailor school uniform with a red scarf, a pleated skirt, black knee socks, and brown shoes. Their other outfits are called Men's gym suit (男子体操服, ?)/Girl's gym suit (女子体操服, ?) and School Swimsuit (スクール水着, ?). Players can customize Hakuno with ornaments such as glasses and gloves.

PersonalityEdit

Hakuno is initially lost over as to what they should be doing in the Holy Grail War. Their resolve to fight is lacking because they don't know what they wish to accomplish. The Grail is won by individual motivation, but they lack the core of motivation to claim it. That makes for a large handicap without the drive to win. They are neither someone who fights out of obligation like a soldier, or even someone strong-willed who always fights with their eyes on the prize in front of them. That is a great weakness, and even if their Servant had the greatest Noble Phantasm, they would still lose to someone with that drive. Not knowing that they were inadvertently entered in the Holy Grail War, they cannot imagine that their reasons to fight were not very strong in the first place to have been cast aside so easily.

They know nothing of the Grail War, and even one round in, they still lack knowledge of even important concepts like Noble Phantasms.

DevelopmentEdit

Hakuno lacked a default name in Fate/Extra, and they were simply referred to as "Yourself" in promotional materials. The name "Hakuno Kishinami" was first used for the male version in the manga and Drama CD versions, and the female was later referred to by the same name in the official promotional comics for Fate/Extra CCC. As of Fate/Extra CCC, the name is set as the default for both genders. Due to the abundant use of Francis Xavier (フランシスコ・ザビエル, ?) as a joke answer during Fate/Extra, the two genders have been given nicknames, Zabio (ザビ夫, ?) for the male and Zabiko (ザビ子, ?) for the female. Kinoko Nasu also took to referring to them as such in the Fate/Extra CCC dictionary.

RoleEdit

Fate/ExtraEdit

  • Saber facing against Rider.
  • Rani talking to Hakuno
  • Saber facing against Archer.
  • Saber facing against Alice, Caster and Jabberwock.

Hakuno also begins as a student and friend of Shinji. By the last day, they also perceive something strange about the school, and wind up also following Leo and the unnamed male. After obtaining their own effigy, they come across the male's body after failing to proceed. They are defeated by the effigy, and while dying, begin to lament their fate. They refuse to give up their life, as they are afraid of the pain, losing their senses, and becoming a corpse. Feeling that they shouldn't have to disappear for no reason at all, after all of the pain and headaches, they decide that they need to rise up because they have yet to fight of their own volition and on their own terms. Thus, they are answered by Saber, Archer, or Caster.

Unlike the other participants, Hakuno does not regain their real memory once the war begins, and has no recollection of their true identity or reason for joining the war. With no wish to make, they fight only to survive, becoming increasingly disturbed over the fact that they must murder others with no real purpose other than raw survival. In roughly the middle of the game, Hakuno uses a Command Seal (or two) to rescue either Rin Tousaka or Rani VIII, who becomes a close friend and ally. After defeating all opponents, they become the victor of the Grail War.

In the game's climax, Hakuno, along with their Servant and friend, reach the core of the Moon Cell and meet Twice H. Pieceman, who tries to convince the protagonist to use the Moon Cell to wish for the advancement of the human race through war. Hakuno refuses and defeats Twice's Servant Saver, killing Pieceman. Upon entering the Moon Cell with his/her Servant, they are recognized as "invalid data", but are able to use the Moon Cell to learn the truth about his/her true identity and send this information to Rin/Rani before being deleted.

Fate/Extra CCCEdit

Hakuno will also be the main character of Fate/Extra CCC. Each gender will have an alternate costume like the three Servants. The player can also summon Gilgamesh as their new Servant.

The ending of the CCC route features Sakura performing a "big cheat" by utilizing the resources of the Moon Cell to send them to Earth. They are not in the body of the sleeping original in Japan, but rather an abandoned facility in a different location. She gives them an artificially created, complete human body with their mind and memories from the Far Side transferred into it. They have no way of knowing how the Holy Grail War on the Near Side will end after leaving, and there still exists the version of Hakuno within the war that still has the possibility to win and arrive at the core.[3]

AbilitiesEdit

Kotomine comments that they are the most helpless Master he has seen, ranked as E- in quality by the Moon Cell, and due to their lackluster abilities, they greatly weaken their Servant. They slowly grow while defeating their opponents.

While possessing the ability to use a wide variety of Formal Wear, allowing them to utilize a number of different abilities, the protagonist seems to lack more specialized abilities of other Hackers, being unable to code new material into their environment or directly attack via magecraft. They rely upon knowledge from their Servants and help from Rin or Rani to counter and utilize such methods when necessary.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9

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