Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?) is an Archer-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Archer's True Name is EMIYA Alter (エミヤ オルタ, Emiya Oruta?).

Not the Mumei (無銘, lit. "nameless"; per Extra, 銘 refers to the naming of a blade?) that was borne of society, but a disgraced, heartless executor (執行者, shikkousha?, lit. "one who enacts") who has cast aside his own name.[1]

His memories are damaged, and his past is similarly lost. The man has forsaken morality, and scorned the bonds of affection—sneering at himself who has become as a dead man walking as he continues along his way.[1]

Of course, should the life of a single human vary to such an extent, a reason necessarily exists.[1]

That which abased the spirit of the man who was as the steel of a sword is said to have been a woman akin to the Holy Mother in her compassion. The price that the man came to pay in pursuing the subjugation of her Malice (魔性, masei?, lit. "demonic nature"; often used to refer to "demonic allure") was the 'disposal' of her many followers; by their martyrdom did he fall to the Path of the Heretics (魔道, madou?, lit. "demonic path"; in Buddhism, a walk of existence beyond the Six Paths, from which there can be no salvation).[1]


EMIYA Alter, in contrast to his natural self, has a more shaven hair-style, a duller skin tone, and golden eyes. His outfit consists of black sleeves with golden accents ending in thick metal manacles, black pants with a weave pattern, and white boots, rather than the red overcoat Mystic Code of his counterpart. He also lacks his counterparts torso armor. His back also shows a crimson "IV" tattoo. In his Second Ascension, he gains a waistcoat, and orange lines of corruption spread across his body, changing to gold in his Third Ascension and losing the sleeves he wore.


Absent of ideals; absent of ideology—and consequently of the highest efficiency. Virtually as a machine—or so the nameless antihero self-proclaims. Being that the foundation of his existence is in some portions corrupted, he ushers forth merciless slaughter to the pursuit of his goals.[1]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Shinjuku Phantom Spirit Incident: Malignant Quarantined Demonic RealmEdit

Archer initially appears as an ally of the James Moriarty that controls the Shinjuku Singularity. However, when Moriarty is revealed to have been impersonated by Baal, Archer betrays him and switches sides, explaining to the protagonists that he was in fact contracted by a certain unidentified party to confirm Baal's identity and to assassinate him.

SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Epic of Remnant: ExtraEdit


His Noble Phantasm is Unlimited Lost Works. His primary weapons are modified versions of Kanshou and Bakuya, capable of firing Broken Phantasms. He is also shown in his ascensions wielding a set of Kanshou and Bakuya in a merged, double voulge style, and lacking the Yin-Yang symbols in their centers. In the Shinjuku Singularity, he was shown able to deflect Jeanne d'Arc Alter's La Grondement Du Haine with his shield allowing him to retreat[3] and crack Bennu from the inside with his Noble Phantasm.[4]

Derisive Heart of Steel (嗤う鉄心, Warau tesshin?) is a Skill of the category of Mental Pollution, conferred as of the Servant's standing as an Alter (反転, hanten?, lit. "reversal").

Differing from Mental Pollution, the Skill functions by the imposition of an invariable Concept, approximating to a mode of self-indoctrination. The pattern of reasoning imposed holds the defense of the Human Order as the utmost priority and deems as acceptable the abdication of all else per the modus operandi of the Guardians (守護者, shougosha?).

If not conferred as of a Rank of A, the strength that this man can bring to bear in his capacity as an Alter cannot be expressed.[1]


Shounen Sasaki is the character designer for EMIYA (Alter).[1]


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  2. Fate/Grand Order material V pg.62-73
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 5 Black Maiden Fire Wheel
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 18 Great Detectives' Great Deduction
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