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Nasuverse character
Rin Tohsaka

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Japanese name: 遠坂 凛
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Chibichuki!
Fate/Extra / CCC / Foxtail
Japanese VA: Kana Ueda
Character type: Human, Master
Command Spell: Rin cs
Gender: Female
Birthday: February 4[1]
Height: 159cm[1][2]
Weight: 48kg[1][2]
Three sizes: B82/W57/H80[2]
Blood type: 0[1]
Place of Origin: Japan?[2]
Likes: Money, Rival[1]
Dislikes: Self-deception, Self-justification[1]
Talents: Hacking, Survival[1]
Natural enemy: Julius, Leo[1]
Image Color: Vermillion[1]
Bloodline: Tohsaka

Rin Tohsaka (遠坂 凛, Tohsaka Rin?, Romanized as Rin Tousaka in the English version) is the Master of Lancer in Fate/Extra. She is a different person than the Rin Tohsaka that appears in Fate/stay night, but they are relatives part of the same lineage in the Fate/Extra universe. She is an activist that fights against the Harway family, so her reason to participate in the Holy Grail War is to stop Leo.[3]

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BackgroundEdit

  • Rin's true body outside of the Moon Cell
  • Young Rin playing with a relative

Rin is a member of the Tohsaka family that was mostly destroyed in the 1990s. Her nationality is unknown and she is currently active in the Middle East. She was active in the Middle East as a freelance engineer as of the 2030s. Previously she was a member of a United Nations organization, and was volunteering as a system management engineer of sorts for an NGO that provides medical assistance across Asia.[3] After Harwey imposed his rule, Rin found herself losing faith in her dream and had many doubts about what the future would hold. After visiting a broad range of countries that were suffering from poverty Rin could see the limits of such a strictly controlled society, and so she decided to fight back against Harwey. After that she left the NGO and devoted herself to supporting the Resistance.[3] She was hired by the resistance and came to be known as a hero after having participated in many liberation wars. From then on she fought alongside the resistance, however she operated completely independently. Her policy is no civilian casualties. For the past year she has resided in the strife-filled land of the Middle East. Half for her own conviction, and half for the sake of money, she engaged in cyber warfare against Harwey’s private army.[3] Due to her actions, she is wanted by the plutocracy as an international terrorist. She initially worked with hacking & cracking, a data mining team, as an adviser of special technology over a period of three years. She managed to detect the attack on their group, and though she warned the other team members, she was the only survivor. The team prioritized whatever was most important, and due to their different roles, they focused on the equipment and data over their own lives while she escaped.

Their main purpose was accessing the Moon Cell and spreading the means to access it. The data they gathered was placed into a document that spread around, and while normal people could not utilize it, magi used it to enter the Holy Grail War. She gave an interview in the December 2032 issue of Fate/the Fact, an "Internet Deep Culture Magazine", where she explained her role in the group and talked about the nature of the Moon Cell. She was actively pressed into it by her master for public relation activities, and she was paid for doing it. She clearly states that "the Holy Grail War has begun." Upon hearing about the Holy Grail War from the resistance, she formally accepted the mission to ascend to the Moon and defeat Harwey.[3]

AppearanceEdit

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Rin's clothing

Rin's Avatar is like her Fate/stay night counterpart, she has long black hair styled into twintails and aqua eyes. Her clothes are similar to her counterpart but with some differences instead of stockings she wears long black boots and instead of a red sweater a tight top with the same cross symbol. Underneath her skirt she has weapons.

However outside the Moon Cell in her true body she actually has long blond hair still styled into twintails and she has blue eyes.

In Fate/Extra CCC, Rin is initially seen in her Fate/Extra outfit but later when she joins the school council she wears wears a dark navy sailor school uniform with a red scarf, a pleated skirt, black stockings, and black shoes. She prefers patterns and lace underwear, although she doesn't think about the colour.[2]

PersonalityEdit

While she constantly puts Hakuno Kishinami down and claims that she will not help them, she still provides advice and guides them subtly. She is surprised every time they claim to lack knowledge, but always tells them what they are missing. She thought they simply relied on a powerful Noble Phantasm to win the first round, but claims to have to rethink her opinion of them after learning that they don't even have one.

She is actively against the Harweys and the Western European plutocracy, and even if she wasn't hired by the Resistance, she would still oppose it in her own way. She is against active war due to the potential waste of resources, and would rather focus on the conflict within the Moon Cell. She has a firm and unsentimental set of values, but her true nature is someone who looks out for others and pursues justice, so she is suspect to be sympathetic at the critical moment.[3]

RoleEdit

Fate/ExtraEdit

  • Rin and Lancer

Rin first appears in the initial selection of the War as a student from class 2-B, known to be pretty, athletic, smart, and classy to all the males who adore her, and a "stuck up Ms. Perfect" to all the females who despise her. Despite being known to some as the most popular girl in the school, the contradictory nature of the area makes some people not know of her. She was not caught by the illusion of the school for very long, having managed to get past the brainwashing more quickly than most.

She chooses to forgo using the school uniform, and begins to examine the area. The initial protagonist happens to encounter her while searching for the rumor of "Little Red Rooftop" on the school roof. She attempts to inspect his form as an NPC before being warned by the system that direct interference with him is forbidden. She decides to take her leave, and vanishes before his eyes. She encounters Shinji at some point, and becomes physical with him after his aggressive attempts at flirting fail. She is noted by Mr. Kuzuki to be a very strong competitor when providing details to Leo, and they note that the Harways in Asia have voiced some concerns about her. Leo particularly notes that he dislikes her because her unruly behavior is unbecoming for the daughter of a noble family.

She first encounters Hakuno Kishinami after the end of the preliminary phase, and begins to study them as an NPC. Upon realizing they are an actual participant, she becomes greatly flustered and apologizes because she thought they looked too plain to be an actual person. She begins to help them after learning that they have no memories, but says that she won't become their ally.

There is eventually an event where Hakuno must make a choice of coming to the aid of either Rin or Rani VIII. Though both survive the encounter, the "rescued" participant will lose their Servant and aid Hakuno for the duration of the War. During Rani's path, Rin remains an enemy, and becomes Hakuno's opponent during the sixth round. After Lancer is defeated, she is stripped of her Command Spells and killed, though she expresses confidence that Hakuno would be able to defeat Leo.

Fate/Extra CCCEdit

  • Rin's Secret Garden
  • Rin's punishment

When BB's shadow devoured all Master and NPC from the Tsukumihara Academy, Rin's consciousness has been turned into junk by BB, and she becomes your enemy.[3] Rin was chosen to be the first Sentinel. Despite having half of her consciousness occupied by BB, Rin manages to be completely as usual. This is certainly a testament to the strength of her will power.[4] Rin would encounter Hakuno Kishinami on the first floor of Chapter 1. There, Rin declares herself as the "Queen of the Moon (月の女王, Tsuki no joō?)".[3] Rin is first seen as the master of the Lancer. To face the real Rin, Hakuno had to collect three SG known as "Secret Garden", which divided into a number of levels. Once Hakuno collected all the SG, Hakuno and his/her Servant must dive into her mind to face her.

Though after Lancer and Rin are defeated by Hakuno and his/her servant, Lancer abandons Rin. After defeating Rin, she regains her sanity, and then joins the student council as if to atone for her sins. From then on she acts as an Operator. When Rin joins the student council, she wears her alternate uniform. Her position within the student council is vice-president. She is a great strategist, and supports Hakuno to clear the Sakura Labyrinth. Rin does up most of the strategic plans for you each night. Rin's room is filled with random stuff to the point where Hakuno might think she is a Red Doraemon. She also gives you a hand in deepening your relationship with Rani, and in the latter half of the game Rin and Rani become good friends.[3]

Fate/Extra CCC Fox TailEdit

Rin's role in Fox Tail is similar to CCC, she supports Hakuno from the student council room.

AbilitiesEdit

While Magecraft has died out in the Extra universe, Magic Circuits are still used with hacking. Rin is called a natural by Kuzuki due to how quickly she managed to break through the illusion of Tsukumihara Academy compared to the others. He compares her to a wild Mouflon among a flock of sheep. Her specs as a Magus are slightly inferior to Leo’s, but her ability as a Master exceeds Leo’s, which comes from her greater real-world combat experience. This makes Rin a top candidate for winning the Grail.[3] Compared to Leo, Rin is superior in terms of offensive codecasts but Leo has the higher chance of victory.[5]

  • call_gandor(64); - A codecast skill that unleashes gandor, there is a possibility of Stunning the enemy. The effect would only last for 1 move.
  • call_fortune(128); - A codecast skill that uses gems to injure and lower luck.
  • call_beam(256); - A codecast skill that causes magic damage.

Queen of the Moon created a money collection system called Tohsaka Money Is Power System (遠坂マネーイズパワーシステム, ?), also known as Tohsaka ATM, it is a loop system created solely for the reason of snatching sakurament from the Hakuno. Anyone who is caught in this loop ends up at a workplace that Rin created, and they must then work for Rin and present Rin with all the money they earn in order to increase her savings. To begin with, the first layer in CCC is Rin’s heart, and within it resides the contradictory desire to “make money.” The Attack Programs are created from crumbling bits of Rin’s heart. When you destroy an Attack Program is turns into sakurament, which was originally the “Savings of Rin’s heart.” No matter how many Attack Programs Hakuno has defeated, they all turn into sakurament which is then deposited into the Tohsaka ATM, however in spite of the total amount of sakurament that Rin has available to her will not change in the slightest. This is because the amount of money that Rin desires already lies within her. When she realizes this contradiction, we get the chance to see Ego Rin stray from her usual behavior. In reality it’s hard to tell if she actually wants money or if she just wants people to listen to her selfish demands.[6]

DevelopmentEdit

  • Queen of the Moon

In the production of Fate/Extra CCC, the developers wanted Rin to wear a special and rather risqué punk fashion outfit as she appear as the Queen of the Moon. Arco Wada had done some rough drawings, but it was axed.[4]

ReceptionEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
  4. 4.0 4.1

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