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Assassin (アサシン, Asashin?) is the Assassin-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

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IdentityEdit

Assassin's True Name is Jing Ke (荊軻, Keika?). She is known for the attempted assassination to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang and only barely failed her mission. If not for the interference of some external factors, she may have changed the course of Chinese history.[1]

Jing Ke not only made a living out of assassinations, but also was a hedonist individual who loved reading, swordsmanship, chats with her wise friend and - more than anything - alcohol. Upon receiving a commission from Crown Prince Dan, from the State of Yan, to assassinate the First Emperor, Jing Ke cheerfully accepted and began planning how to assassinate the watchful Emperor.[1]

Having a present to offer the First Emperor, obtaining a knife dipped in poison meant for assassinations, but just before the time for implementing the plan came, Prince Dan began to doubt whether Jing Ke - who was awaiting for a friend that would throw his life away as an assistant in the assassination - "had not lost her nerve".[1]

Being under suspicion, Jing Ke had no choice but to depart to Qin with a man that the Crown Prince had recommended as her assistant. However, during the assassination attempt, the man who was supposed to support her became unable to move out of fear and Jing Ke had to pursue the assassination all alone; but maybe due to the Emperor's good luck, she failed to catch him by a narrow margin.[1]

« Ten steps left. I will kill him »

(Jing Ke)

It has been said that, having made her mind, Jing Ke was killed while scorning the First Emperor. Despite being an assassin, Jing Ke returned to dust without being able to accomplish her kill. Still, Jing Ke - who cheerfully accepted the request even while knowing she wouldn't return alive - was an individual who could be described as the world's chivalry.[1]

« Wind blow, river freeze.
The hero fords, never returns! »

(-- a poem by Jing Ke in the occasion of her parting)

AppearanceEdit

Although history claims Jing Ke as a man, Jing Ke is actually a woman.[1]

Jing Ke is a slender woman with rather toned thighs. Her eyes are sharp and teal colored. Her black hair is tied slightly to the side into a long, thin ponytail that reaches her legs, with a few bangs over her forehead, and two longer ones on each side. Her nails appear to be painted in a grayish tone, and her feet wear sandals. Jing Ke's outfit consists of a seemingly multi-layered kimono, the most out of layers with wide trimmings with a floral pattern. A symbol of a lily is drawn over the waist area, underneath the blue and white sash. The sleeves of the Kimono are rather large, resembling a yukata. A piece of string is also tied around her waist.

In her second Ascension, the trimmings of Jing Ke's sleeves extend, she now wears a see-through ribbon similar to that of a Nio statue, and a Lily flower in full bloom lays on top of her head, off to the right side.

In her third Ascension, Jing Ke wears a chest armor piece held by a string, her left hand holds a grotesque, golden brown mask, and her right hand now holds her Noble Phantasm, the dagger Only For Killing.

PersonalityEdit

Although famed for being an assassin, Jing Kei was also a hedonist individual, who loved reading, swordsmanship, chats with her wise friends and, more than anything, alcohol.[1]

Role Edit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire Edit

Jing Ke, along with Lu Bu, is a general serving under Nero Claudius. Before meeting Ritsuka and Mash Kyrielight, they had already killed three emperors of the United Roman Empire. On their way back to Rome though, they're attacked by enemy forces. After Ritsuka's party helps them, Jing Ke introduce herself and Lu Bu as generals under Nero. She also reveals they already killed three enemy emperors after being told of Chaldea's mission. Later, she scouts the location of the United Empire's capital that was provided by Stheno, and reports a carbon copy of Rome is located there. She participates in the battle between Nero's forces and the United Empire's forces when the former was marching onto the latter's capital. During the course of the battle though, the rear of the Nero's army is ambushed and struck by a pincer attack. Boudica is captured as a result, but Jing Ke quickly located her in an enemy fort. After Boudica is rescued, Nero's forces launch their assault on the United Empire's capital where they learn the leader is Romulus. Jing Ke and Boudica discuss how Romulus' incredible charisma has boosted enemy morale to the point where even mere civilians are fighting. After discussing Nero's loss of confidence, Jing Ke searches for a way to the palace. She later leads Ritsuka, Mash, and Nero to the throne room. There they defeat Romulus and meet Lev Lainur Flauros. He reveals his original plan was to give Romulus the Holy Grail to destroy era. Romulus refused though, so Lev manipulated events to destroy the era. He then transforms into Demon God Flauros, but the group eventually defeat him. Returning to his human form, Lev summons Altera and orders her to destroy Rome. She kills him though and absorbs the Grail into her body. She then proceeds to destroy the palace with her Noble Phantasm. Fortunately the group survive thanks to Mash and Boudica's quick use of their Noble Phantasm. They then chase after Altera to defeat her before she can destroy Rome. They eventually catch up to and defeat her before that can happen. After Ritsuka and Mash retrieve the Grail, Jing Ke and Boudica disappear when the era begins to restore itself.

Miss Almost Weekly Santa AlterEdit

While plotting another assassination attempt on Qin Shi Huang, Jing Ke is encountered by Julius Caesar, who gives her advice and persuades her to lend him her daggers. As result of this encounter she began drinking to annoyance of Saint Martha and Ushiwakamaru. Later, when Santa Alter came to deliver a present to her, Jing Ke appears when she hears being said by Ushiwakamaru after Santa Alter (calling her Jean Kay) asked for her. Utterly drunk, she is excited by the company, and asks Martha to cook an order seared beef along with some sea turtle soup. Martha however confronts her about how lazy she's become instead of being her usual gallant self, but Jing Ke merely begs for her to cook while also wondering how she cuts meat without a blade. She then, in her drunkenness, confuses Santa Alter for Ushiwakamaru for which the latter apologizes for. But, when Santa Alter reveals herself to be Santa Claus, Jing Ke, Martha, and Ushiwakamaru attack her with Jing Ke wanting a gift card for a good yakinku place. After Santa Alter defeats them, Jing Ke is given a talisman of Tokiomi Tohsaka that will help her do her job elegantly, and not panic before her target. She bursts into laughter at sight of Tokiomi's face, and says she'll assassinate him, commenting that he has a face that makes her want her to stab him in the back.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Jing Ke appears among the "Septem" Servants to help the Protagonist.

SIN: Land of Unified KnowledgeEdit

Jing Ke is summoned with Mordred and Spartacus when another container is launched Xianyang. She is somewhat annoyed that she was summoned with others to assassinate Qin Shi Huang. The group then force Hinako Akuta and Prince of Lanling to retreat when they emerge from the container. Jing Ke checks on Ritsuka's condition afterwards, reminding them not to exert themselves since their Servants burn mana carelessly. She then notices Nezha is bothered by the remains of automatons.[2] Later, the group slay Jotun from the Norse Lostbelt.[3] While asking about colder areas outside the village, Jing Ke and the others are shocked to learn the villagers are forbidden by law to leave. Fortunately, a youth knows of such a place in the nearby forest, and he offers to lead the group there. They then leave while the rest of the Shadow Border crew stay behind.[4]

While the group are being led to the nest, Jing Ke admits her intial concern about taking the youth with them. She is surprised though that Spartacus is good at taking care of others. She reminds Ritsuka not to overexert themselves, and offers to give carry them if they run out of breath. The group soon near a village when they smell blood. They find the vilage has been destroyed by Kritchat, then follow their tracks to their nest. Mash notes Spartacus's gentleness towards the youth, to which Jing Ke calls him a Heroic Spirit whose duty is to protect those he targets to protect. To that end he will not hesitate to make whatever sacrifice necessary. Jing Ke considers those extremes to be truly befitting of a Berserker. The group then come to a cave that serve as the monsters' nest while led by the youth. After slaying some monsters, Jing Ke questions why the Kritchat tracks led them to Jotun. She is concerned about letting the youth came with them, Spartacus ensure he'll protect him. The group then enter the cave, and find the Kritchat and Jotun are living together despite their differing biomes. Sherlock Holmes wonders what the purpose could be, but Jing Ke points out there may no particular reason. She considers the possibility that Tamamo Vitch summoned these monsters for the sole purpose of tormenting the Lostbelt's innocents like she did in the other Lostbelts. After destroying the nest, the group discover the monsters cannablized each other, having been forced to adapt to a new environemnt. They return to the village with the alcohol gland Jing Ke removed from a Dyavol Tron.[4]

Jing Ke teaches the villagers poetry. She is shocked though to learn that they lack the concept of parents; none of them know when they were born or who their parents were. [5] Another container is launched from Xianyang, but Mordred destroys it with Clarent Blood Arthur. However, Xiang Yu emerges from its remnants, and attacks the group. He leaves with Langling when the latter comes to retrieve him. Jing Ke laters notes how Xiang Yu predicted their every move. She also finds it strange that he would serve under the Qin, given his rebellion against them in the Proper History. Leonardo da Vinci then reports an army is approaching by vehicle, so the group go to intercept it. They fight Lanling and Xiang Yu when Qin Liangyu and her army arrives, ordering both sides to stand down. Qin Shi Duang then speaks to them through the vibrations of Mash's shield after firing a focus magnetic beam at it. He agrees to hand Tamamo Vitch over if they agree to let him examine the Shadow Border, so the group relunctantly agree. After he examines the Shadow Border, the group realize the construct at Xianyang is his true form.[6]

Later, Jing Ke is disgusted by the idea of allying with Qin Shi Huang. However, she accepts it since finding the antitode to Vitch's poison, defeating Hinako, and destroying the Fantasy Tree are more prudent. She, Ritsuka, and Mash then learn from Sherlock that the medicine that the villagers receive is a mass-produced drug that prevents all ailments. However, it has the intentional side effect of preventing aging. The wheat the villagers farmer is also highly genetically modified to make it far superior to natural species. Based on this information and what they already know of the villagers' lives, Jing Ke compares the villagers to domestic livestock. She then understands Qin Shi Huang stopped being human, so he doesn't treat people as human. She also realizes the Lostbelt's centuries of prosperity means there were never Heroic Spirits in this world, thus the leyline cannot connect to the Throne of Heroes. Learning all of this has strengthend her resolve to end Qin Shi Huang's rule, though she knows the antitode take priority.[7]

The group later notice Spartacus has taken several villagers to march towards the capital. Jing Ke decides to go after them with Ritsuka, Mash, and Mordred, feeling responsible for Spartacus' behavior. Sherlock asks her if she merely wishes to go with Spartacus, to which she admits she is jealous that Spartacus manifested as a Berserker. She explains though she is jealous of him as a Heroic Spirit because he has excellent Master despite being a Berserker. The group eventually catch up to Spartacus and the villagers. They're forced to fight him when refuses to listen to reason. They fight him when Nezha arrives to report that Qin Liangyu has stolen the Shadow Border. Sherlock gave Nezha the Spirtiual Foundation Graph, and had her escape. Qin Shi Huang then orders Xiang Yu to kill the group after learning they taught the villagers poetry, as he'd rather have them be peacefully ignorant. The group struggle agaisnt him when Hinako and Lanling arrive. The two groups fight for a bit when Qin Shi Huang suddenly has Hinako, Lanling, and Xiang Yu retreat. He has launched a payload from the Great Wall towards the group's current location, and it'll arrive in three minutues. After Spartacus sacrifices himself with an overloaded Crying Warmonger to stop the meteorite, the Spirtual Foundation Graph reacts to the leyline connecting to the Throne of Heroes.[8]

Jing Ke suggest they split up in the three groups; one to pursue the Shadow Border, and two to take the villagers somewhere unobservable to Qin Shi Huang. She assigns Mordred and Nezha to escort the villagers, while she goes with Ritsuka and Mash to pursue the Shadow Border. Following the Border's tracks, she ensures Mash no harm should come to Da Vinci since Qin Shi Huang's objective is to analyse the Border's Imaginary Numbers Dive engine. However, she warns there will be no need for captives once reverse engineering is complete. The group then encounter and destroy Qin automatons, but they notice a number that weren't destroy by them. Jing Ke rules out Mordred and Nezha since they were travelling in the opposite direction. She agrees with Ritsuka on the possibility of Stray Servants of being responsible since this incident occured after the leyline connected to the Throne of Heroes. The group soon encounter Chen Gong and Red Hare. Red Hare attacks them to see if Ritsuka is strong enough to be his Master. Afterwards, the group is contacted by Da Vinci, who reveals she and the others are at detention center in Ankang. She also reveals Goldolf Musik is now unconscious from Vitch's poison. It changes its efficieny depending on the karma of the one who ingested it. Sherlock then reveals Vitch is also prisoner. [9]

The group reach the detention center undetected thanks to Da Vinci's stealth device. Jing Ke sneaks into the facility, while the others causes havoc at the front gate. She frees Da Vinci, Sherlock, Jingle Abel Meuniere, and Goldolf when the others enter. Lanling and guards appear when Vitch summons a frost jotun with her hair. While it deals with the guards, the group fight Lanling. After Hinako uses her last Command Spell, a bomb explodes beneath her. She suddenly drains Lanling's Spritual Core through his blood, revealing herself to be similiar to a True Ancestor. Her form is now different with her injuries healed. Lanling reveals she is Yu Miaoyi before disappearing.[10] She easily overwhelms the group whe she retreats after speaking with Qin Shi Huang.[11]

After escaping Ankang, Vitch is tied by her hands and feet. She gives the antitode to her poison, but there is only one dose. Goldolf is given the antitode since he ate half of the poisoned cake compared to Ritsuka. Sherlock then deduces Vitch came to the Lostbelt because of the Fusang Tree. She reveals her poson was distilled from it, and it no longer exists in the Proper History. She came to the Lostbelt after learning  Fusang Tree was discovered and preversed there from Hinako, as an antitode could be distilled from it.[11] The group are then approached by vehicles resembling the Shadow Border adorned with a golden tiger head at the hood. After destroying them, they continue onwards to Xianyang. They eventually redevous with Mordred and Nezha, who report they hid the villagers in a cave with provisions. Later that night, Jing Ke confesses to Ritsuka and Mash that she'll fight Qin Shi Huang as a diversion for them to reach the Fusang Tree. She tells them to discard their concern for her, saying it's like telling Spartacus to not rebel. She then leaves after promising to infiltrate Epang Palace to distract Qin Shi Huang's attention away from the others. [12]

Jing Ke infiltrates Qin Shi Huang's room in Epang Palace. She rejects Qin Shi Huang's rule is righteous, as he monopolizes authority, denies the people knowledge, and destroys he doesn't approve. She is disgusted that even considers himself the ultimate man, even though he is a machine now. Qin Shi Huang declares the Lostbelt is the complete form of his reign, but Jing Ke points that means its history has reached an impasse. She desribes the new things she learned from people of different time periods upon becoming a Servant. As a Heroic Spirit, she watches over the possibilities of Humanity’s future. She calls reason for building the Great Wall out of fear of an attack from outer space absurb, as the Proper History would use those same resources to develop to the very ends of the cosmos. Qin Shi Huang dismisses her words when she pulls out something the Qin has yet to develop: touchscreen smartphone. She shocks him when she reveals there are billions of that device and its treated as a personal item. She describes it as one of the tools that people of the Proper History use to reach an opitmal outcome of understanding and prosperity. She admits there is still strife amongs them, and the day that the people unite as one is still faraway. Despite their fear that day will never come, they will continue towards the future. Heroic Spirits are summoned in response to those who pray for a new future. Qin Shi Huang declares the palace's defenses have targeted Jing Ke when he experiences interference. Jing Ke reveals a virus was uploaded into his systems while he was scanning her device. Qin Shi Huang seemingly shuts down, but to Jing Ke's shock, he reappears in humanoid form and fatally wounds her. Jing Ke disappears believing that failing to make one last move is her destiny.[13]

InterludeEdit

In her interlude The Wind is Strong and the River Cold, she asks Ritsuka and Mash to train with her in a simulated battle against [Qin Shi Huang. Before she confronts the emperor after defeating his soldiers, Jing Ke speaks of how she underestimated him in life, not expecting him to knock down her dagger and escape during her shocked state. After killing the emperor, Jing Ke says that she will sacrifice herself for Ritsuka's mission, and hopes that they will lament her loss.

AbilitiesEdit

Assassin's personal skills are Suppression (抑制, Yokusei?) and Planning (プランニング, Puran'ningu?). Her Noble Phantasm is Only For Killing.

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Keitarou Takahashi is the character illustrator for Jing Ke.[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
  2. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 2: Perpetual Empire
  3. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 3: Suspicious Shadow
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 4: Legendary Beast of a Foreign Nation
  5. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 5: Distinguished person, Heroine of the White Shaft
  6. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 6: Epiphany of the Demonic General
  7. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 8: The Land at Peace
  8. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 9: Morning Star of Rebellion
  9. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 10: Galloping Over a Thousand Miles
  10. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 11: Coquelicot Girl
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 12: Traveler for Eternity
  12. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 13: Devil King's Portrait
  13. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge, Section 15: Whereabouts of Human Order
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