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

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IdentityEdit

Archer's True Name is Tomoe Gozen (巴御前, Tomoe Gozen?). Her years of birth and death are unknown. An individual from the late Heian/early Kamakura periods. The beloved concubine of Kiso no Yoshinaka (Minamoto no Yoshinaka), the famous general who earned the title of Sei-i Taishōgun and was defeated by Minamoto no Yoritomo. Constantly by Yoshinaka’s side, a brave woman who frequently accomplished military achievements. Excelling in military prowess, she was famed as a mighty warrior. The daughter of Nakahara no Kanetō, the younger sister of Higuchi Kanemitsu and Imai Kanehira - both regarded as part of the Kiso Big Four - and a milk sibling of Yoshinaka.[1]

AppearanceEdit

In “Kiso’s Last Moments”, the 9th chapter of “The Tale of the Heike” written by Kakuichi, she was portrayed as “of lovely long hair, of truly outstanding features. Exceptionally strong with a bow, a soldier that matched a thousand, always ready to face even a demon or a god, be it mounted or on foot.” In other words, fair-skinned, of long hair, a great archer with outstanding features. A beautiful, mighty warrior - that is Tomoe Gozen.[1]

PersonalityEdit

She will probably smile gently, so long as fury does not completely fill her heart. As a scion of ■■■■, she is conspicuously endowed with a savage disposition, but by containing that to the brink thanks to her feelings towards her beloved one, she has acquired individuality as a calm human woman—or so it seems.[1]

Despite continuing to love her lord Yoshinaka, she was not able to be with him in his last moments—A woman warrior that keeps concealing that single regret in her chest. That gentle sadness was transmuted into flames of resentment by Ashiya Douman during “The Tournament of the Seven Heroic Spirit Blade-Masters", turning into an aberration of wild flames that burned the Sagami Province to ashes. Originally, she is a willowy maiden, shunning the conflict between people, and preferring the beauty of nature.[1]

Tomoe Gozen’s view on life and death is clear-cut. She unquestionably believes that a transient guest called a Servant such as herself should silently disappear from the world eventually. In “The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts”, she had no hesitations in choosing a simultaneous kill with the enemy general Girtablulu.[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Babylon: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic BeastsEdit

She was summoned by Gilgamesh in Babylon, but died before when Chaldea group Rayshifted there.

Benkei tells Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight that Tomoe Gozen fell in combat after taking out the general of the Demonic Beasts forces. Tomoe mutual kill against the scorpion-man Girtablilu, the intelligent child of Tiamat.[2] She was mentioned by Gilgamesh and he praises Tomoe, saying that she's a competent warrior despite her mixed-blood lineage. Merlin shares the same opinion, her sacrifice bought them a lot of time for their defenses. The defeat of the scorpion man was instrumental and the city might have fallen otherwise.[3]

Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of CorpsesEdit

Amakusa Shirou summons seven Servants and Tomoe is one of the Heroic Spirits Blade-Master, designated as Archer Inferno (アーチャー・インフェルノ, Āchā Inferuno?).[4]

AbilitiesEdit

Her Noble Phantasms are Oṃ Ālolik Svāhā and Namaḥ Samantavajrānāṃ Hāṃ.

In her ascensions, she is shown wielding a crimson katana, a naginata, and a longbow. She has the physical strength to pluck a human head barehanded. And the anecdote of twisting off the head of Onda no Hachirou Moroshige, an enemy warrior known for his great strength, is also real.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shirabi is the character illustrator for Tomoe Gozen.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26
  2. Fate/Grand Order - Babylon: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts - Act 05:
  3. Fate/Grand Order - Babylon: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts - Act 08:
  4. Fate/Grand Order Epic of Remnant - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses - Act 03: Song 1 ~ Purgatrio~ (Next)
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