Profile[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Add was created by the witch Morgan le Fay to preserve the Mystery of Rhongomyniad. She based the artificial personality within it on Kay, the knight with the least adoration for King Arthur from the Round Table. That trick seemed more like a plot to “prevent the return of King Arthur” at that time. It was like a strange trick to say “I’ll help with your revival, but I don’t want it to succeed.”
Before being created, its true form was that of the Logos React Replica (ロゴスリアクト・レプリカ, Rogosu Riakuto Repurika?), a replica of Logos React, one of the Seven Superweapons of Atlas. Using the extreme calculative ability inherited from the Seven Superweapons of the Atlas Institute, it continues to seal Rhongomyniad within it.
Add was entrusted to the village at Blackmore Cemetery as part of the plan to resurrect King Arthur and passed down through the centuries. Add was just a silent, inanimate cube until his personality awoke ten years ago, at the same time that Gray's face transformed to look like Artoria's. Since then he was Gray's only friend until Lord El-Melloi II found her years later.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Add is stored in a bird cage and usually kept hooked under Gray's cloak when he isn't needed.
Personality[edit | edit source]
His pseudo-personality is based off Kay's, being dirtymouthed yet honest. He frequently laughs at and insults Gray, but does truly care for her as he was her only friend for years before she met Lord El-Melloi II.
He's not afraid to take jabs at Gray regarding her admiration of Waver. He even tells her to kiss Waver while he's asleep on the couch.
Unlike Trimmau, Add isn't running on a very basic personality program, he can uniquely react to the situation with his own barbs and jabs.
Role[edit | edit source]
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files[edit | edit source]
While Add is always with Gray, it is not often that he does more than make rude commentary and serve as her weapon.
case. Atlas Contract[edit | edit source]
When Gray and Lord El-Melloi II enter a simulation inside the Logos React and encounter the Corpse King, his bone soldiers almost overwhelm them as Add seems to not be working properly. As things are getting desperate, Add shines and Kay manifests from within Add to protect them. Kay notes that the scythe is not in any condition to be able to wake him up. It is later revealed that Add releasing the Restraints of the Round Table during the Rail Zeppelin case put a lot of strain on him.
case. Grand Roll[edit | edit source]
When Gray uses Rhongomyniad again in the Spiritual Tomb of Albion, due to the strain from the Restraints of the Round Table something within Add breaks and his consciousness dies. However after the final battle with Doctor Heartless and Faker Add is revived by a miracle thanks to Iskandar, who had become a Divine Spirit.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Lady Reines Case Files[edit | edit source]
Add was summoned alongside Gray by Zhuge Liang's Noble Phantasm Chu Shi Biao. After the events of the Patchwork London Singularity Gray and Add come to Chaldea where Sion Eltnam Sokaris, a magus from Atlas, expresses interest in him.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
« Gray: Gray, Rave, Crave, Deprave. Grave me. Grave for you.
|(Gray and Add activating Rhongomyniad.)|
Add has three stages of restraints, and with each restraint that is rescinded he gains new abilities. At first stage restraint rescinded he is capable of changing his shape into a variety of weapons for Gray to use. His primary weapon form is a scythe, but he can become other weapons such as a hammer, bow, or shield. Add can consume spiritual bodies and magical energy to increase Gray's physical abilities.
- Scythe: This is Add's usual form. It is the best one at absorbing magical energy while being second best in attack power.
- Great Shield: It is capable of absorbing magical energy and then releasing it in a concentrated burst of flame.
- Hammer: Its magical energy absorption is D rank, but it has the highest attack. Gray does rely on it when she really needs to. Its swings are jet-powered via magical energy flames from exhausts.
- Boomerang: A giant boomerang swung using both hands. If it's for a short distance, they can even be used as gliding wings. She uses it this way in volume 7.
- Halberd: This form shares part of its design with Rhongomyniad. This one has the highest speed and sharpness. Using this one reminds Gray the most of her trance-like state when using Rhongomyniad, so she doesn't like it very much.
- Bow: A bow that shoots arrows of magical energy.
- Grappling hook: Used to return to the Rail Zeppelin when Gray was knocked off the train.
- Greatsword: Rarely used, an imitation of Excalibur. To begin with there's no real reason to have Rhongomyniad imitate Excalibur, but this form was something set up by the Arthur cultists from Gray's hometown.
At second stage restraint rescinded, Add suspends his pseudo-personality and reveals Rhongomyniad, allowing Gray to use the Holy Spear.
« Pseudo-personality suspended. Magical energy yield exceeds regulation. Second stage restraint rescinded.
|(Add activating the Restraints of the Round Table against Faker.)|
If Rhongomyniad needs to be stronger and enough of the Restraints of the Round Table are approved, Add reaches third stage restraint rescinded, making Rhongomyniad stronger for each of the Restraints of the Round Table that were approved. However, Add using the Restraints of the Round Table puts a lot of strain on his pseudo-personality and risks breaking it.
Development[edit | edit source]
Add's name comes from the words "addition" and "Rhongomyniad."
References[edit | edit source]
 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Add [Mystic Code/Other], p.097
Add [Mystic Code/Other]
The Mystic Code sealing the Noble Phantasm Rhongomyniad, possessed by Gray.
Created by the Witch Morgan, she based the artificial personality within it on the knight with the least adoration for King Arthur from the Round Table. Thinking about the Atlas Contract Incident, that trick seemed more like a plot to “prevent the return of King Arthur” at that time. It was like a strange trick to say “I’ll help with your revival, but I don’t want it to succeed.”
Before being created, its true form was that of the Logos React Replica. Using the extreme calculative ability inherited from the Seven Superweapons of the Atlas Institute, it continues to seal Rhongomyniad within it. In its released form, it can of course take the shape of a scythe, but also that of a hammer, shield, hook spear, or even a boomerang. It is also able to use its immense calculative ability to display a portion of the power of Rhongomyniad itself. The appearance of the knight in “The Atlas Contract” occurred due to the same theoretical principle. Their personality was a result of a complex merger of that original knight’s and the present day Add’s, so strictly speaking it belonged to neither of them. That was likely why it was able to finally deploy the Pseudo Phantasm.
For Gray, Add was her only friend for a long time.
The name Add comes both from the word “addition” and from the tail end of the word “Rhongomyniad.”
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 2: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 3
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 6: case. Atlas Contract (Upper)
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 10
- Fate/Grand Order material book VIII - Gray profile