- This page is about a NPC Fate/EXTRA servant. For playable servant, see Archer
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Behind the Scenes
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 2.1 Fate/EXTRA
- 2.2 Fate/EXTRA CCC
- 2.3 Fate/EXTELLA LINK
- 2.4 Fate/Labyrinth
- 2.5 Fate/Grand Order
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Archer's True Name is Robin Hood (ロビンフッド, Robin Fuddo?), the chivalrous thief. However this Robin Hood is merely one of the many "Robin Hoods". This particular incarnation was originally the child of a wandering Druid, an orphan who lost his father when very young. He received knowledge of the forest from his Druid father, was proficient at survival in the forest, and also was friends with the forest fairies that the villagers could not see. For this reason, the villagers treated him as an outcast, believing him to be possessed by fairies. The villagers did not accept an orphan like him and he too did not compromise with the villagers. But, even still, it seems that he felt obligation in taking care of his father at his last moments. He lived as the black sheep of the village, a young man without relatives who lived in the village's outskirts located near the spot where his parents had died.
The village was suffering under the feudal lord's tyrannical rule. Although he held no love for the villagers, he did not hate them and he felt obligated to help them in any way he could rather than to abandoning them. Almost against his will, he picked up his bow and mantle and became the latest incarnation of Robin Hood. And like those who came before him, he dresses in clothes of Lincoln green, armed himself with a bow of yew and surrounded his identity and true self for the good of others. In the first time, he successfully repelled the feudal lord's army in the course of events. Since he concealed his identity, during the fight he ended up being treated as the mythical "Green Man" afterwards by the villagers he had helped save. However, his face and figure remained concealed under the green clothing. With that little information, he is merely an ordinary person. Even if a fake one, he had deceived anything and everything in order to function as a hero. From the second time on, it became a good fight while feeling the hopes and wishes of the villagers in his back. He, who was an outsider in the village turned into the village's hero by becoming Robin Hood. But, at the same time, was forced into harsh battles day and night. Setting traps on the forest, hiding his true face with a hood across his career, and not revealing his identity even to the villagers. He too was one of such heroes without a signature
« Since it is for the sake of justice, I will kill my fraction as a human. »
However, no good deed goes unpunished, and the villagers quickly turned on him in hopes of channeling the anger of the local nobility for the sake of self-protection and on to this mysterious rogue who rampaged through the forest, claiming that they had no knowledge of who he was nor did they ever claim to be thankful for his help in preserving the village. The villagers betrayed Robin Hood, "Robin Hood is not a person from the village. Unrelated to us, he attack those who go through the forest. All responsibility lies with that hunter..."
And just like this, as if Robin Hood was a common enemy of both the village and the feudal lord, the villagers were not held accountable for any sins. Even though the people he vowed to help turned on him, he continued to fight for the sake of the village from the shadows. With a hidden identity and a career that ran completely on surprise attacks and clever schemes, his reputation as a coward and criminal grew despite his honorable intentions. At any rate, it was a battle of one against an army. Ambushing traps and putting poison in meals were everyday occurrences. He trampled even with the wishes of "at least I want to die in battle" of the killed soldiers. He carried out a thorough vulgar battle. He kept choosing the peace of the village over his own pride.
Though he continued to protect the village, it is not possible for a single young man to pretend to be a hero all alone, and his activities as Robin Hood lasted little less than two years before he was defeated by an assassination plot of the enemy. In the end, he fell on the ground anonymous and without being re-compensated. He never fought as hero not even once, but what he truly wished for in his deathbed was to be buried where his final arrow fell. To nobody's surprise, it landed at the foot of the yew tree where he first got the wood to make his bow. It was this young man, who fought so that others could lead the quiet life he dreamed of, which leads him to become an Heroic Spirit as Robin Hood by means of such death. His real identity is unknown, but he was certainly "someone". He was a hero who fought for the people rather than for himself. After his death, he is doomed to be left in oblivion, forgotten from the people.
Legend[edit | edit source]
There is a person who served as a base, but it seems that this is the result of several mixtures. Many of the chivalrous thief exploits was created from a fusion of the Orion from the Greek mythology, the fairies from Celtic mythology and Druidic beliefs. The foundation of Robin Hood's legend comes from a chivalrous thief who lurked in the Sherwood Forest, a forest located near Nottingham. It is full of Druidic beliefs and where fairies dwell. The original Robin Hood was depicted as a man of justice and actively resisted against the tyrant John Lackland who ruled while Richard the Lionheart was away on the Crusades in the 12th century, although his more famous rival is the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. It is said that the original Robin Hood died from excessive bleeding at the hands of his aunt by the Kirklees Priory due to a conspiracy of the abbot.
From the beginning, Robin Hood was a faceless hero that was born from the "prayers" of the British people who frequently received invasions from foreign countries. Thought to be a personification of the Green Man, a person of the forest that appeared in ancient Europe, indicating that he was a "desire" given birth by the masses. A small hero that existed in that era, but upon receiving the wishes of people, he assumed the name of a certain hero - Robin Hood. This Archer too is one of those nameless snipers who "assumed the hero's name".
Those who assume the identity of Robin Hood tend to be very conflicted young men. Incredibly virtuous and honorable, yet always working out of the shadows like an assassin or thief, there seems to be slight tinge of cowardice to their makeup. To cover the self-loathing that also seems to be part of every Robin Hood's personality, they all uniformly adopt a somewhat combative and derisive attitude. And though every person to adopt the Robin Hood persona truly values life above all else, they have little appreciations for their own.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Archer has the appearance of a tall and lean young man with grey-green eyes and messy spiky orange hair that partially covers his right eye. His attire consists of lincoln green clothing and a dark green cloak, along with bandages on his left arm, and brown boots.
Personality[edit | edit source]
He is somewhat virtuous and a little cowardly. In order to conceal his immature self who fusses over justice, he puts up a frivolous attitude. Values life over death and seems to believe that something warm should remain at the end of surviving. But then again, all these are things that he never obtained, so he can only but shrug his shoulders while saying "such things are like empty dreams".
Archer prefers to fight from the shadows, as he is a pragmatist that utilizes methods such as ambushes and poison to ensure killing the opponent without a fight. He doesn't mind using advantageous but dishonorable tactics to win early before the actual fight, but Dan finds that vultures that feast upon carrion have more dignity. Dan thinks he lacks pride, the most important of traits, but Archer cares little for the idea. He thinks it would be fine if it would help them achieve victory, but mocks it by saying the best outcome would be for the enemies to kill themselves in the face of their pride. He does, however, pride himself in his Archery skills.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Dan Blackmore
- His compatibility with Dan is bad, but the relationship with him is reasonably good in its own way. Although Dan is a man of Justice, he is incompatible with his chivalry. So Robin reluctantly follow his instructions. He will make use of violations of trust, ambushes, and betrayal in battle. This goes against Dan's ideal of chivalry and fair battle, putting the two at odds. Dan goes as far as utilizing a Command Spell to stop his underhanded methods. Archer abhors this side of him, and he complains about it frequently. Although he was forced to fight in a fair battle by Dan, he felt it was a good change of pace to fight like a knight, something he couldn't do in his lifetime. Upon his defeat, Archer claims he had a wish for the Holy Grail, but he was more interested in having a good time.
- Artoria, Knights of the Round Table
- Being Servants from around the same area, he’s not really comfortable with them.
- “I mean, it’s not like I’m a hero or anything like that, ok!?”
- Nero, Tamamo no Mae
- By becoming Servants, they end up as fellow members under the same bond. An undesirable but inseparable one, that is.
- “Uggh, these two are here too…? This time is so gonna be a slapsticks journey full with weird stuffs on both side*, I bet....”
- He is on bad terms with EMIYA due the kindred hate that happens between similar people.
- No name
- His personality is similar to Red Archer. Although they are similar, Green Archer was described as a nihilist while Red Archer is a narcissist. Their sense of justice is subtly different and they are not incompatible in the end.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/EXTRA[edit | edit source]
Archer is the enemy Servant Hakuno Kishinami faces in second week of the Holy Grail War. He is first seen arguing with Dan outside of the arena, where he is chided for acting on his "gut feelings" during the first round. Dan tells him to remain on his guard, and that Archer needs to listen to his commands rather than acting on his own like before. During an encounter, Archer mentions that he would like to see how long your Servant would have lasted in the Forest of Sherwood, inadvertently revealing to a clue to his identity. He immediately attacks Hakuno by infusing the area with poison without Dan's order, which causes disagreement between them. He is allowed to keep the barrier up, but is threatened with punishment for disobeying him again.
Later Hakuno collects an Antique Arrowhead, Broken Arrow and Feather Fletchings; clues to his identity. Rani VIII would examine the broken arrow fragments and provide certain informations about Archer. The next day Archer stalks Hakuno with killing intention at the school, luring Hakuno to escaped to the arena. When Hakuno and the servant arrived at an open space environment. Archer ambush them and sniped at a distance. Hakuno's Servants managed to deflect the first arrow but the second managed to poisons Hakuno. Hakuno goes to Sakura Matou to treat the poison, though Dan cures the poison and uses his Command Spells to force Archer to fight fair and sealed one of his Noble Phantasms.
After the battle, Archer wonders why he loss as Dan was a superior Master. He apologizes to Dan for failing him and expresses the belief that another servant would have been better match with him. However Dan apologizes to Archer for restricting his fight, and Archer and Dan made peace with each other. Before fading away, he expresses joy at being able to have a fair fight, something he didn't have the chance of doing in life.
Last Encore[edit | edit source]
In Last Encore, which is set in an alternate timeline where a female Hakuno Kishinami failed to defeat Saver, Archer and his master Dan Blackmore are revived and made the floor masters of the second floor. Together, they spend hundreds of years defeating other Masters and Servants in the hopes of ascending until a male HAKUNO Kishinami arrives with Saber and Rin Tohsaka.
Upon their arrival, Archer attacks the group while they lured into the forest by his master. Using his poison techniques and No Face May King, Archer puts Saber and HAKUNO into a corner. All of a sudden, the group is rescued by Rani_VIII, causing Archer to retreat much to his disappointment. That night, Archer is berated by Dan for not attacking HAKUNO when he had the chance. During the night, Dan and Archer recall their first encounter and defeat with the HAKUNO from Fate/Extra.
The next day, Saber and HAKUNO launch a counter-attack on Archer and Dan. While Archer faces off against Saber, HAKUNO and Rani VIII goes after Dan Blackmore. During their battle, Saber asks Archer about Dan's motivations for continuing the fight. Archer reveals that Dan simply doesn't want to lose and is proud to admit that winning is the only thing he can do for him.
Goading Archer into using Yew Bow, Saber lands a blow on Archer. Shocked, Archer asks why she didn't dentonate and Saber reveals that she bleed out the impurities in her system. After some more gloating, Saber asks if Archer is ready to give up. Archer replies that he is becuase his Master has already been defeated by HAKUNO. As Saber runs off to rejoin her Master, Archer goes to a tombstone with Dan's name on it. Reminiscing, Archer sits downs and fades away.
Fate/EXTRA CCC[edit | edit source]
Archer was among the servants who was brought back by BB. When BB runs her BB channel, her special guest is Archer. Hakuno Kishinami encounters Archer with BB on the 6th floor. Upon his defeat by Hakuno's servant, BB complains about Archer's abilities, though Archer replies that he couldn't do much as BB sealed his Noble Phantasm.
Archer assists Passionlip in trying to hinder Hakuno's progress through the third dungeon. However, Archer is preserved to act abusive toward Passionlip, which is behavior very unexpected of him. Archer's behavior hints to Hakuno to the name of Passionlip's second SG.
Archer was poisoned by Meltryllis sometime later. He sought to die in battle and chose to challenge Hakuno's servant to a fight to achieve this, though not before handing BB's secrets over to Hakuno.
Fate/EXTELLA LINK[edit | edit source]
Robin Hood was attacked by Gilles de Rais for refusing to join Karl der Große. Then he was rescued by Saber and Caster and decided to help them.
Fate/Labyrinth[edit | edit source]
Archer was summoned in the Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz. Archer wishes to destroy the Subcategory of the Holy Grail. He uses his No Face May King to observe both Manaka Sajyou and Saber battle against the Kelpie. He recognizes Saber's sword and decided to reveal himself to Manaka and Saber.
Introducing himself, Archer then accompanies the pair along with Caster and Assassin to the start of the fourth floor. When Manaka mysteriously disappears, Archer is shocked to see Norma Goodfellow. However, before he can ask her any questions, Norma runs away and winds up falling into a pit trap.
Left with more questions than answers, Archer and the other Servants battle their way through the remaining floors until they end up at the innermost chamber, where they see Norma about to be killed by Wolfgang Faustus.
Arriving in the nick of time, Archer and the other Servants save Norma and Gray and help them to defeat Wolfgang once and for all. Having completed their mission, Archer then disappears after the battle after giving Norma the bracelet mystic code that Saber wanted to give her.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Miss Almost Weekly Santa Alter[edit | edit source]
Robin Hood goes on a fishing trip with EMIYA as a continuation of their competition since both were equally matched at hunting in the woods. Unfortunately their contest was interrupted when David, having stowed away earlier without their prior knowledge, had steered their ship out to sea due to him wanting to meet the ladies of Southern Lands. David's decision however leads them into a storm, and both Robin and EMIYA blame him for their situation as the ship is torn apart by the storm. They then get further infuriated with David when he tells them jump overboard and swim for shore, believing that the ship's weight can withhold his weight alone. Robin then requests that throw David overboard, which EMIYA agrees with, when he begins to recount the tale of Carneades. Santa Alter then suddenly lands on the ship; Robin asks EMIYA if he knows her when she mentions him regarding should think of their Master's safety, though EMIYA remains silent. However, he and the others fight Santa Alter when she decides to test David's claim of being the "Most Victorious King", with Robin believing that she'll give them a ride on her sleigh if they defeat her. After being defeated by her, he admits that he sent a letter to Santa that prompted Santa Alter's arrival, calling it temporary fit of madness. Santa Alter tells him not to be embarrassed as all are equally accepted by Santa Claus, especially him for subtly supporting his Master unlike EMIYA's overprotective method. Robin is then given an assortment of Black Keys as his present. After Santa Alter leaves, He and EMIYA soon both yell that David hasn't learned anything since Uriah incident when he asked who was talking about Carneades. Robin then again requests that they throw David overboard, which EMIYA again agrees with, but he contemplates David's request for them to form a team. However, they're interrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth Báthory, who had came to perform a concert for them as Santa Alter's last gift to them.
E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America[edit | edit source]
Robin Hood is summoned in the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity. He is one of the new recruits in the Resistance, a group that opposes both the American and Celtic forces. He and Billy the Kid first meet the Protagonist's party while defending a town from Celtic warriors. Later on Robin, Geronimo, Nero and Billy the Kid attempt to assassinate Medb, the leader of the Celts. They use Robin's No Face May King to sneak up on her. However, Medb is protected by Cú Chulainn Alter and Arjuna, who fight against the Resistance Servants. Knowing that they are outmatched, Geronimo tells Robin to escape while the others try to stall the enemies. Robin manages to escape from the Celts, thanks to Scáthach helping him, returning to the Protagonist's party.
Robin later helps them sneak into the base of the American forces, led by Thomas Edison. When the American and Resistance forces unite, Robin is made one of the leaders of the northern army. He participates in the battle between the Celtic forces and United American and Resistance forces.
Salomon: The Grand Time Temple[edit | edit source]
Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden[edit | edit source]
After Ritsuka Fujimaru and his team defeated Raum in his demon god pillar form, he reverts back to his crow form. He separates from Carter's body and flies towards Abigail Williams and Ritsuka orders Robin Hood to shoot him down.
Interlude[edit | edit source]
In his interlude Hunter of the Forest (森の狩人?), he takes Ritsuka and Mash hunting with him after purchasing the required items. Eventually, Robin's traps catch enemy soldiers that were going to attack the town. Then after defeating them, It is revealed that Robin had been secretly protecting the town, though he says that he only protected it because it was a nice place. Then after claiming he was scoundrel whose heroic deeds were mere coincidence, Robin Hood takes a nap in the forest.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Like his Archer class, he uses archery as his main weapon. The crossbow attached to his arm is his Noble Phantasm and weapon-of-choice Yew Bow. Due to his history, Archer is unsuited for close range dual. Like the original Robin Hood, he possesses Protection of the Fairies and holds the knowledge of a Druid.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Archer is an expert in the use of traps and poisons. He also specializes in Guerrilla warfare in forest-like environments. These two talents come together during the game when he creates a Yew tree and it creates a bounded field that constantly spews Taxine poison, forcing the player to destroy it to cleanse the area. The fact this Archer is versed in the poisons of the natural realm is a proof that he is an excellent "defender of the forest". Archer employs it to shoot poisonous arrows. Once the opponent is poisoned, the crossbow's power Holy Bow of Supplication (祈りの弓, Inori no Yumi?, lit. "Bow of Prayer") can be activated to stack multiple times onto the poison to drastically enhance the poisons effect.
Although he is more suited in long range combat, Archer is shown capable of using daggers to counter Saber's close range attacks in the Sound Drama and manga.
Archer has 6,317 HP, and his in-game skills are:
- Wall of Thorns (茂みの棘, Shigemi no Toge?) - Archer crouches down to the ground and place himself to gather thorns elements. He punches the ground and the enemy is inflicted with magic damage.
- Poisoned Arrow (矢尻の毒, Yajiri no Doku?) - It inflicts physical damage and poison on an enemy. As he fires the arrow, the arrow is highlighted in magenta color. He will use this skill on the 2nd move.
- The Faceless King (顔のない王, Kao no nai Ō?) is a title for a transparent king who, according to the Celtic custom, appears in the May Festival (May Day) that takes over from the Beltane Festival. A person of the forest. A personification of nature that added brown accents to his green clothing so that his figure is not seen and completely blend in with his surroundings. In the game, Archer has a technique with this name which ATTACK, GUARD and BREAK will always be countered by the appropriate move. The effect would only last for 1 turn.
- One drop of a Viper (毒蛇の一滴, Dokuha no Itteki?) - It inflicts physical damage and paralysis status.
Independent Action[edit | edit source]
His Independent Action ability allows him to remain independent by rejecting any kind of support from his Master. As this skill reached A rank, he can remain in the world for a full week, even if his Master were to be defeated. He displays the full potential of this skill when BB started to delete him and he is even able to fight Hakuno's servant in his state.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
Takeuchi Takashi was responsible for Archer design; his first plan was to make Archer like a ranger with the basic color of green.
Takeuchi explained that Archer is a bit like a comic actor or maybe an army man who has an injured face, but he doesn't have to explain too much because of the number of characters in the game. The character at first sight looks delicate, but in case of emergency, he can actually be pretty strong. This style is very common from Fist of the North Star. He’s a disparage but he is not base. That balance is important.
While designing Archer, Takeuchi noted that his appearance is a balance between looking delicate at first but proving to be quite strong in emergency situations. Furthermore, the design is "unorthodox but strongly fantasy." While Archer's initial design followed the concept of a soldier, his final design is closer to that of a ranger or woodkeeper.
Reception[edit | edit source]
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Archer was ranked 86th.
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT ARCHER, p.010
- Master: Dan Blackmore
- Identity: Robin Hood
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 175cm/65kg
- Alignment：Neutral Good
- Strength: C
- Endurance: C
- Agility: B
- Mana: B
- Luck: B
- Noble Phantasm: D
■ Magic Resistance: D
■ Independent Action: A
■ Subversive Activities: A
■ Yew Bow: The Bow of Prayer
Range: 4 ~ 10
Maximum number of targets: 1 Person
- Master: Dan Blackmore
- Fate/Grand Order material I - Robin Hood, p.116-125
 Fate/Grand Order - Archer Profile [T]
Robin Hood - Archer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Arco Wada
Voice Actor: Kōsuke Toriumi
Noble Phantasm: D
Subversive Activities: A
Golden Rule: E
Magic Resistance: D
Independent Action: A
Yew Bow: The Bow of Prayer
A faceless, nameless chivalrous thief.
Just as he himself has said, this young man is nothing but one of the many "somebodies" that correspond to Robin Hood. The foundation of the legend came from the chivalrous thief that lurked in the Sherwood forest.
The original Robin Hood is said to have opposed the tyrant John Lackland, but died of excessive bleeding due a conspiracy from the abbess of the Kirkless Monastery.
Level 1 Bond
Region: England, Sherwood
Alignment: Neutral Good Gender: Male
“Yet something like a Heroic Spirit really doesn't fit my character…”
Level 2 Bond
Someone who doesn't choose methods to win, he makes ambushes, surprise attacks and the use of poison arrows his specialty.
A frivolous and cynical sharp-tongued person, but his nature is virtuous.
Somewhat bashful, he is a rebellious fellow that behaves with a lack of sincerity in order to conceal his own immaturity that fusses over justice.
He is on bad terms with EMIYA due the kindred hate that happens between similar people.
Level 3 Bond
- Subversive Activities: A
The talent to chip off the opponent’s military strength during the preparation stages, prior to carrying out combat. An expert of traps. At A Rank, it is possible to incapacitate up to 60% of an enemy army before it has the chance to charge.
In group battles, a loss of 60% can be described as a great devastation.
Level 4 Bond
"Bow of Prayer"
Rank: D Type: Anti-Unit
A bow manufactured from yew wood found in the forest he used as his base while alive.
The yew is a sacred tree in Celt and Norse cultures, and the act of producing a bow of yew holds a meaning of a ceremony to "become one with the forest".
Level 5 Bond
As a Heroic Spirit that makes assassinations and obstructions his specialty, he is also versed in natural poisons. The yew is regarded as a tree that leads to the realm of the dead.
The Yew Bow has the power to instantly amplify・discharge the impurities (poisons and diseases) stockpiled in the target's stomach.
If the target is carrying any poison, there is an effect that causes said poison to explode as if gunpowder.
With a point of view that sulks at the world, yet he essentially likes people.
If there is a lively lineup, he will suddenly join up at one end and ultimately settle down on a position that is not a friend but neither a stranger.
Also, because he has at his core a guilty conscience that feels ashamed for the vileness of his own fighting style and way of life, he will never ridicule other's hard work and wasted efforts.
ロビンフッド - アーチャー
- Subversive Activities: A
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: Robin Hood ARCHER, p.076
Robin Hood ARCHER
- Height: 176cm
- Weight: 65kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Unknown
- Image Color: Grass green
- Talent: Farming, cooking
- Likes: Pickup
- Dislikes: Chivalry, Architectural beams, Stunted Girls
- Natural enemy: Cas-ko
- 身長: 175cm
- 体重: 65kg
- 血液型: 不明
- 誕生日: 不明
- イメージカラー: 草色
- 特技: 農耕、調理
- 好きなもの: ナンパ
- 嫌いなもの: 騎士道、建前、いじけた女
- 天敵: キャス狐
- Height: 176cm
- Fate/Grand Order - EMIYA Interlude 1: Requirements of a Master
 Fate/EXTRA - Robin Hood (Archer) Matrix [T]
Master: Dan Blackmore
True Name: Robin Hood
Noble Phantasm: Yew Bow: Holy Bow of Supplication
Keyword: Sherwood Forest, Faceless King
Strength: C, Defense: C, Agility: B, Magic: B, Luck: B
Anti-Magic: D, Independence: A+, Subversion: EX
01 - Yew Bow: Holy Bow of Supplication
The wood used to make the yew bow wielded by this Servant was taken from a specific tree located in the forest he used as his base of operations. It has the power to identify and amplify any impurities (both physical and mental), causing them to explode with incredible force.
Yew trees have many mystical and religious connotations attributed to them by Celtic beliefs, and the act of making bow from the wood of a yew was seen a contract to "become one with the forest." It was also believed the yew trees served as a signpost for the deceased to guide them to the afterlife. It was this connection between the yew and death that caused this Servant to remark that he wanted to be buried where his final arrow fell. To nobody's surprise, it landed at the foot of the yew tree where he first got the wood to make his bow.
02 - Sherwood Forest
In the distant past, it was the forest said to be the place where a famous chivalrous thief fought against the tyrant John, Richard the Lionheart's younger brother and ruler in absentia while Richard was away on the Crusades. It is also a forest that, according to Druid beliefs, is where fairies dwell.
03 - Faceless King
A king without form who, according to the Celtic tradition, appears in the May Day Festival that follows the Festival of Beltane. He is also seen as a personification of nature who used copious amounts of green and brown in his clothing in order to completely blend in with his surroundings.
０１ - 祈りの弓
０２ - シャーウッドの森
０３ - 顔のない王
Cancels single-action spells.
It also bestows magical resistance equal to that normally provided by a physical talisman such as an amulet.
This ability allows him to remain independent by rejecting any kind of support from his Master.
When this skill reaches rank A, he can remain in the world for a full week, even if his Master were to be defeated.
This skill allows one to seriously reduce their enemy's might before facing them in battle.
It is an ability used by those who mastered the art of setting traps.
Upon achieving an A rank in this skill, one can disable almost 60% of their enemy's forces before they get the chance to advance.
However, the higher the ranking of this skill, the lower one's reputation as a hero becomes.
01 - Character Background
While the origins of the legend of the chivalrous thief who dwelt in the Sherwood Forest are a subject of consent and spirited debate, it is generally acknowledged that there was an actual person who held the name Robin Hood and that he died at the hands of his aunt, the prioress of Kirklees, who is believed to have bleed him to death in his guise of administering aid for his wounds. However, many of the exploits attributed to him are a curious amalgamation of Celtic, Greek, and Druid mythologies.
One of the persistent of the Robin Hood legends identifies him as a faceless hero who was born from the prayers of the British Isles. Weary of the seemingly endless incursions and invasions of their country, they asked the heavens for someone to fight off the foreign invaders. A concurrent legend pegs Robin Hood as a representation of the "Green Man", a spirit of the woods who would carry out the actions and deeds that the common layperson could not. It was this belief that transformed the name into a title assumed by a number of nameless, faceless heroes who took up the mantle of protecting the people.
Those who assume the identity of Robin Hood tend to be very conflicted young men. Incredibly virtuous and honorable, yet always working out of the shadows like an assassin or thief , there seems to be slight tinge of cowardice to their makeup. To cover the self-loathing that also seems to be part of every Robin Hood's personality, they all uniformly adopt a somewhat combative and derisive attitude. And though every person to adopt the Robin Hood persona truly values life above all else, they have little appreciations for their own.
Like the original Robin Hood, he is under the protection of the fairies and is well-versed in the archaic lore of the Druids. And like all "defender of the forest" his knowledge of naturally occurring medicines and poisons is seconds to none.
02 - "Robin Hood"
Just one of the many young men to take up the title, this particular incarnation was a virtual outcast, living on the fringes of the village located near the spot where his parents had died. Almost against his will, he was caught up in a battle to repel and attack by a nearby lord's army and successfully led those who fought by his side to victory. As he never identified himself during the course of the fight, he was referred to as the mythical "Green Man" by the villagers he had helped save.
The only child of a wandering Druid, he was orphaned at a very young age when both of his parents died suddenly. As the son of a Druid, he instinctively knew how to survive in the forest and was able to communicate with the spirits known as fairies. It was this ability that made him an outcast in his village, as the villagers were suspicious of his powers and accused him of being possessed. Although the villagers held no love for him, nor he for them, he felt obligated to help them in any way he could.
With his successes against the tyranny of the local lords to spur him on and the hopes and wishes of the villagers pinned to his deeds, he took up the bow and mantle and became the latest incarnation of Robin Hood. And like those who came before him, he dresses in clothes of Lincoln green, armed himself with a bow of yew and surrounded his identity and true self for the good of others.
However, no good deed goes unpunished, and the villagers quickly turned on him in hopes of channeling the anger of the local nobility away from themselves and on to this mysterious rogue who rampaged through the forest, claiming that they had no knowledge of who he was nor did they ever claim to be thankful for his help in preserving the village. Even though the people he vowed to help turned on him, he continued to protect and assist them from the shadows. With every poisoning, every ambush, his reputation as a coward and criminal grew, despite his honorable intentions.
After two years of almost constant fighting, he was eventually betrayed and assassinated by one of the local lords whose ire he had raised. It was this young man, who fought so that others could lead the quiet life he dreamed of, that joined the ranks of Legendary Souls found worthy in the Holy Grail Wars.
０１ - 人物背景：
０２ - 『ロビンフッド』
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Archer (Green) [Servant], p.152-154 [T]
Archer (Green) [Servant]
Green Archer is a Servant who the protagonist fights in the second round.
His Master is Dan Blackmore.
He is a sniper whose body is hidden in a green cloak. In order to avoid confusion with the red-cloaked Archer, he is sometimes called Ryokucha.
His true name is Robin Hood, Hunter of the Forest.
It’s important to note that he is not the Robin Hood you know from popular legend. Instead Green Archer is a chivalrous robber based on the original Robin Hood.
The original Robin Hood was a troublemaking orphan who lived alone on the outskirts of a village. In a twist of fate he became involved in an ordeal with some of the Lord’s soldiers who came around town for tax collection.
The Lord had recently succeeded as head of the family, and he was taking the opportunity to raise taxes to the point where he was essentially telling the villagers to starve to death.
The villagers lacked both the desire and the power to go against the Lord.
So Robin didn’t try to rally the villagers, and instead cast himself as a protector of the forest who would punish any who violated it. He drove off the soldiers using this as his excuse. From then on he kept his identity hidden and continued to fight the Lord. Eventually he became known amongst the villagers as The Green Man.
Traps, surprise attacks, and foul play formed the core of Robin Hood’s tactics, so as a Servant he generally avoids head on confrontation.
He tries to lure his prey into the forest, which is his true territory.
“You could never call my territory a “nice forest.” Complete preparation. An overwhelming network of tricks and traps. A place for the weak to shoot and bring down stronger foe. That’s my Sherwood Forest.”
His trump card is poison obtained from plants in the forest. Actually both Green Archer and Cas-ko are poison users.
Robin Hood appears in “The Tale of Robin Hood” and is a chivalrous robber that lurks in Sherwood forest. Depicted as a hero of justice that fights against the Tyrant King John Lackland, he is a character born from a fusion of Greek myths about Orion, Celtic myths about fairies, and Druid beliefs.
There was a real person after whom he was modeled; however the model is also thought to be the result of a mix of multiple people. From the 16th century onwards he was thought to be someone who lived in the time of King Lionheart.
His true identity is veiled, however there was certainly someone who he originated from. That someone was a hero who fought not for themselves, but for the benefit of other people. But then, after death, they were destined to be forgotten. (If you look at it from this perspective, both Red and Green Archers share similar personalities.) [TL NOTE: Here personality was expressly written in katakana, but it feels like it should probably be “share a similar fate.”]
Robin Hood was handsome enough to make any naive village girl fall for him with a single look. That being said, he was very kind and a rather timid man, so not exactly the perfect lady-killer.
He would often act frivolously to hide his naive fixation on justice. But his creed always puts life over death.
“Pride or idleness are great and all, but it’s all over if you die, right?”
It follows that he held the small-minded desire of just wanting something warm and pleasant to be waiting for him after surviving to the end of the conflict. However it stands that he never managed to achieve this.
To be blunt, he had a childish, ill-tempered perspective of the world. Passing over whatever with a simple “Well I guess that’s the way it is.”
After being hated by the villagers [for the trouble he caused when he was young] he learned to simply go with the flow, and often told himself, “Don’t meddle too deeply in the affairs of others.” Nevertheless he had a love for people and whenever he saw people having fun he would somehow manage to slip himself into the group. He would end up as someone who was less than a friend, but more than a stranger.
His main attribute is virtue, so he loathes evil people, but finds no fault with good people (ordinary people). Although he twists the world around him, he would never sneer at the effort of others, however fruitless it may be.
At the root of his character is his strong sense of shame about his lowly origin.
Robin Hood is summoned as the Servant Archer, and his has poor compatibility with his Master (Dan). Throughout his lifetime he managed to stay alive by employing surprise attacks, assassination, and destructive traps. He was a so-called “Master of Cowardice.” Therefore Dan’s knightly mentality is something of a hindrance to Robin.
When it comes to the Holy Grail War, what effect does this incompatibility have on Robin’s smoldering wish (his desire of the Grail)? To find out, please refer to the game contents.
It must be mentioned that despite being ideologically incompatible with Dan, their personal relationship is rather good. Although Robin can’t follow along with Dan’s knightly mentality, Dan is a man of justice, just like Robin is. As such, Robin reluctantly obeys his orders. His reluctance is not due to prejudice, but rather because they are polar opposites.
Dan is impervious to trickery and deception, so Ryokucha (Green Archer) can’t help but scratch his head, “I wound up with another pain in the ass again.”
Green Archer: “Nitpicking at every little thing isn’t going to defeat our enemies. Oh well I guess it’s fine. I’m used to adversity after all. I’ll follow along obediently without a single complaint.”
Dan: “Archer, just my opinion, but isn’t what you just said generally considered to be a complaint?” Green Archer: “Eh? Ah, yep that’s right. You’ve got me there.”
The old veteran warrior and the young philosophical greenback.
This is the face of the struggle they share.
ロビンは村の人間ではなく、あくまで“森を犯す人間に罰を与える”という名目で領主の軍隊を撃退して しまう。その後、正体を隠して戦うこどで村人たちか らは『緑の人』として扱われる事になった。
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Servant Designed by Takeuchi Takashi
Creator's comment - Character Design & Supervisor: Takeuchi Takashi
He’s a bit of like a comic actor or maybe an army man who has a injured face so, but I don’t have to explain to much because of the number of characters in the game.
That’s why it’s this character. At first sight, looks delicate but in case of emergency, he can actually be pretty strong. that style is very common from “Hokuto no Ken” (Fist of the North Star). He’s a disparage but he is not base. That balance is important.
First plan is like a ranger. Basic color is green. I have another idea.
A bow soldier for distance battle. wearing bared shoulder the clothes because function is important.
The character explains directly various disposition. For example honestly eyes, cunning smile and saying.
2nd idea is like a soldier. On a beginner level, there were 2 types. 1st is like a wood keeper, and 2nd is sexy.
The design is a orthodox with strongly fantasy.
Shoulder and chest show chivalrousness.