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Nasuverse character
True Assassin
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Japanese name: 真アサシン
Also known as: Old Man of the Mountain
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Fate/strange fake
Character type: Servant (Master: Faldeus)
Servant classes: FGO Assassin
Gender: Male[1]

True Assassin (真アサシン, Shin Asashin?) is the "True" Assassin-class Servant of Faldeus Dioland in the True and False Holy Grail Wars of Fate/strange fake.

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IdentityEdit

Assassin's True Name is one of the nineteen Hassan-i-Sabbah.

AppearanceEdit

Assassin remains always hidden, though he is shown wearing the skull mask that every Hassan wears.

PersonalityEdit

Upon meeting his Master, True Assassin questions Faldeus' convictions and whether or not they are worth taking the lives of others for, declaring that is what it is to form a contract with him. He agrees to be his Master's Shadow so long as he does not abandon his convictions. Assassin speaks in an old manner, for example using "thee" instead of "you".

RoleEdit

Fate/strange fakeEdit

When Faldeus first summons True Assassin, the Servant doesn't appear, causing Faldeus to believe that the summoning has failed. However, it's revealed that True Assassin was able to hide himself, even from his Master, communicating to Faleus by writings. True Assassin speaks with Faldeus, though he remains hidden from him, asking if Faldeus has strong faith in something and if he is ready to kill. As Faldeus answers positively to both, Assassin agrees to make a contract with him.[2]

As more and more people are infected by an unknown disease in the city of Snowfield, where the Holy Grail War is being held, Assasin is shown being aware of the one causing this epidemic, calling it a curse-plagued wind, and informing Faldeus that it shouldn't be able to get inside their base of operations.[3] When Faldeus becomes more concerned about Bazdilot Cordelion, the Master of True Archer and a member of the Cordelion crime family, he decides to send Assassin to kill the head of the family, Galvarosso Cordelion, who is currently residing at the other side of the country. Before departing on his mission, Assassin asks one last time if Faldeus has the fate necessary to kill, warning that if it is proven later that he does not "the curse will rebound and devour him".[4]

Faldeus later hears from the news that many associates of Galvarosso Cordelion have mysteriously died of what seems natural causes. It is unknown if Assassin is related to these deaths, and Faldeus is yet unable to confirm if Galvarosso himself has been killed.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

Assassin's Presence Concealment is EX, and drops to A+ when he starts to attack.[1] His other parameters and Noble Phantasms are obscured. Assassin is very skilled in acting in secrecy, being able to write down words on paper and slip them into his hand, even going so far as to manipulate his Master at first into writing them, without even Faldeus himself noticing.[3] He possibly can manipulate darkness as well, shutting off lights in a hall when he encounters Faldeus for the first time to establish their contract, or in his office during verbal encounters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
  2. Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 5: "A Shadow in the Park"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/strange fake Volume 3, Chapter 7: "The Canon of the Demigods"
  4. Fate/strange fake Volume 3, Chapter 9: "A Horse Not Yet Pale; Mud Yet Firm"
  5. Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Bridge Chapter: "One Day, Above the Sky"