Assassin (アサシン, Asashin?) is an Assassin-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. He was Grand Assassin (グランドアサシン, Gurando Asashin?) until he removed himself of his rank of "Grand" during the battle with Tiamat.
Assassin's True Name is "Old Man of the Mountain" ("山の翁", Yama no Okina?), the first to hold the title of Hassan-i-Sabbah, the founder of the Hashashin where he is considered to be both the first and the last "Old Man." He is given the nickname of King Hassan (キングハサン, Kingu Hasan?) by Ritsuka Fujimaru, to which he takes a liking. Even so, his actual identity was unknown even to the eighteen individuals who came to inherit his titles. Proof that he in fact existed is nowhere to be found—except in the certainty that if ever he who takes the seat of Hassan-i-Sabbah strays from his path, there shall come an executioner to part him from his head.
There was within the sect of the Hashashin not a single witness who could attest to the existence of the original Hassan; all of those who encountered him met their end. He who forged the name of "the Old Man of the Mountain" elected to live as an observer who would enact judgment upon the rot and the deviations of the sect. Even though the sect persisted in righteous accordance to the doctrine of Allah, it was inevitable that those avowed to carry it forth would come to sin in the eyes of Man. Thus, for the preservers the doctrine to lose themselves to the desires of man was to the Old Man of the Mountain all the more a sacrilege against Allah.
Namely, the corruption of the sect’s leader, the current Old Man of the Mountain, would mean the decay of the sect. Whether that leader suffered from a corrupt spirit or declining skills, such a person must not bear the name of the Old Man of the Mountain. To decline was to die. He took their heads in forgiveness of their sin, and passed down hope to the next Old Man of the Mountain.
He chose to fight head-on with a greatsword rather than hidden weapons, in honor of his solemn duty to assassinate assassins. To lay eyes upon his skull mask meant that one’s life was over. After bringing the hammer down upon fools who strayed from the doctrine of the order, the skull-masked swordsman would erase anyone who had witnessed him from the world.
It is said that he, who sent many Assassins to oblivion, remained in the shadows until the destruction of the assassin order. The skull-masked swordsman was a living legend, the abyss of assassins, whom no one has ever witnessed.
In the 6th Singularity, it is given that he resides within the Holy Shrine of Azrael (アズライールの聖廟, Azurai-ru no Seibyou?), a mausoleum situated in a mountainous region somewhere to the north of Jerusalem.
His main outfit consists of a thick purple and black helmet with a skull shaped visor, hiding his face behind it at almost all times and showing nothing but empty blue pupils. He wears a bulky purple and black cuirass with a skull on it, with eerie blue flames pouring out of the eyes. His plackart is designed to represent the ribs of a skeleton. He has large, durable faulds protecting his hips from damage, with a design that represents a skeletal hand wrapping around his waist. He has black and purple cuisses with glowing blue lines running through them, and spiked poleyns on his knees. He has extremely durable graves protecting his shins, and thick sabatons protecting the boots he wears. He has large, skull shaped pauldrons on his shoulders with infernal blue flames coming from the eye sockets, black rerebraces, purple vambraces with large spikes and blue lines running through them, and purple spiked gauntlets. On his back is a seemingly ancient mantle, with a cape that looks just as old and worn.
The Old Man of the Mountain comes off as quite the stern and straight-forward individual. He possesses extremely low tolerance for impoliteness, as he almost immediately annihilated the protagonist's group upon their uninvited visit to his temple.
However, he is far from being heartless, simply a man with unshakable faith and strict code of conduct. He was willing to hear his visitor's plea for aid and accept it, but only on the condition that one of the Hassans be willing to die for it.
In his view, for a Hassan to plea for aid, even from their own kind is a grave dishonor to their name and faith, as they are those who must rely on their own individual strengths to preserve through trials and slay their targets. Any Hassan who grows weak and/or becomes reliant on the strengths of others must be dealt with by his blade.
Due to his fiendish outward appearance and fierce manner of fighting, he's pictured with a ruthless nature, but the individual in question is just silent, with a noble disposition that strictly adheres to the Lord's teachings.
Well-versed in both the law of men and the law of God, he perceives "the suspension of life activities" and "the end of life" as different things.
By God's will, the soul is brought salvation at the end of one's life.
As long as they don't go against the teachings, this individual will be the ally of a righteous person. However, since he absolutely won't show any mercy or consideration, he'll spread fear and dread in battle as if he was the Grim Reaper itself. It is rare for him to say anything, however his intention will be clearly conveyed. When mad, the (skull's) eyes will shine. When sad, the eyes will shine. Even when pleased, the eyes will shine. No matter what, the eyes will shine.
He holds no interest in the other Heroic Spirits and he does not convey his views, thoughts and desires to others. However, towards the other Hassans, he becomes a strict Senpai to the point of being relentless.
「Cursed Arm. What didst thou seek to grasp, to the extent of obtaining that devil's arm? Thine own foolishness? Very well, hand over thy head.」
「Serenity. What hast thou protected with that body soaked with poison? A loneliness that could not even protect a flower blooming in the wilds? Such idiocy. Hand over thy head.」
「Hundred Faces. What hast thou accumulated with thy countless knowledge? A desire to contend thy hundred souls for a single truth? How shallow. Now, hand over thy head.」
No matter what you do, your head will be lopped off.
Hassans of the successive generations
As the Founder, he scolds the Old Men who did a poor job. It goes without saying that scolding = death.
The teachings might be different, but from her belief and obligation towards death he feels something virtuous.
If Chaldea were to be involved with the "Land of Death" once again, if she was also present, there would be no role for him to play, is what he thinks.
The teachings are different, but her decorum towards the "deceased", the attitude of a ruler, is something to which he can nod in approval.
If Chaldea were to be involved with the "Land of Death" once again and she was all alone by herself at that time, the burden might be bit too much for her...is the concern he feels for her.
"O Smoking Mirror. Killing for the sake of killing. Existing to die. If that is thine faith, I am unable to dispute it."
Camelot: The Holy Domain of the Round TableEdit
The Old Man of the Mountain resides in the Holy Shrine of Azrael in the "Camelot" Singularity. He remains neutral when the Lion King and her knights invade the Holy Land and establish the Holy City. However, when Ozymandias plans an attack against the Hashashin that protect the mountain villages, The Old Man of the Mountain sneaks into Ozymandias' territory and manages to cut off his head and disappear afterward. Although Ozymandias survives, he does refrain from attacking the Hashashin.
Approaching the confrontation against the Lion King's forces, Chaldea and the Hashashin attempt to request aid from the Old Man of the Mountain, in order to combat Gawain, traveling to his shrine. Upon approaching the shrine, the Old Man of the Mountain puts forth trials to test the characters of the group, by taking control of Hassan of Serenity who the group manages to defeat. The Old Man of the Mountain thus agrees to aid them, but also telling them that requesting his aid was equivalent in meaning to forfeiting the life of the Hassan of the current generation, Hassan of the Cursed Arm. However, he relents from enacting his customary cost on account of the circumstances of the Singularity. He also sends the group to search the Atlas Institute in the desert to uncover secrets of the Singularity.
During the final battle against the Holy City, the Old Man of the Mountain does appear, concealing the forces of Chaldea and confronting Gawain. He uses his powers to cover the Sun with sand, weakening Gawain. They fight each other for some time until the Old Man of the Mountain releases the Sun, as it is no longer necessary. Gawain attempts to use this opportunity to attack him, but the Old Man of the Mountain still deflects him. He then retreats, claiming that his blade only shall point toward those who err against the will of Heavens, much to Gawain's dismay.
Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic BeastsEdit
Initially taking the appearance of an old, bearded vagrant and assuming the name of Ziusudra (the hero of the Sumerian flood myth), he awaits the protagonist in the city of Uruk—apparently to again test the protagonist's character. Subsequently, during the protagonists' exploratory mission to the abandoned city of Cuthah, he intervenes when the protagonist's soul is drawn into the Underworld by Ereshkigal.
« You who cannot die -- cannot be said to have ever lived. »
|(the Old Man of the Mountain, to Tiamat)|
In the finale of the Singularity, the protagonists are able to temporarily trap Tiamat within the Underworld by the assistance of Ereshkigal and Ishtar—aiming to utilize the Anti-Divinity property of the territory of the Underworld to weaken her. In the midst of Tiamat's attempt to escape to the surface, the Old Man of the Mountain intervenes by slicing off Tiamat's wings and imposing the Concept of Mortality upon her—stating to the protagonists that he has removed himself of the title of "Grand Assassin" for the opportunity to strike against an Evil of Man. He participates as a guest in the second-to-final confrontation with Tiamat.
As a Grand Servant, King Hassan stands at the pinnacle of all Heroic Spirits. His parameters are mentioned to be one rank higher than displayed, due to the skill Uncrowned Martial Arts. Differing from his successors, the Old Man of the Mountain terminates his targets not by imposing physical harm, but by severing 'fate' itself by way of an ability similar to the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.
The Old Man of the Mountain exercises his abilities through the use of a sword. In terms of skill in swordplay, he is said to be more than a match for the knights of Camelot; able to duel with Gawain while holding the advantage and capable of blocking a strike from Excalibur Galatine powered by the Sun. After performing said feat, Gawain would go on to speculate that King Hassan may have been even powerful enough to defeat the Lion King by himself. He has also been shown to be capable of creating sandstorms at will and eliminating abstract concepts such as Ereshkigal's alliance with the goddesses opposed to Babylonia.
In order to join Chaldea in the final confrontation against Tiamat and serve as the Protagonist's servant, he was forced to throw away the right to be a Grand since they only exist for the sake of saving all mankind. Still, even after discarding that position, the strength of his Saint Graph wasn't downgraded to that of a regular servant until he granted Tiamat the concept of death, downgrading her own Saint Graph and stripping her of her wings in the process. An impressive feat, considering it had previously taken the combined efforts of Quetzalcoatl's Xiuhcoatl and Gorgon's Pandemonium Cetus to cut off one of her horns.
Even after becoming a normal Assassin Class Servant, he is still a formidable opponent, strong enough to fight on par with the Bel Laḫmu and walk inside the Nega-Genesis alongside Fujimaru, where it had previously been explained that Nega-Genesis denies all established forms of life, allowing it to instantly destroy Servants.
Presence Concealment (A) is the Skill to erase one’s own presence. It is the vestige of an ability he learned long ago. The swordsman bears a powerful curse which makes his presence known those whom he will kill next, even if he achieves a perfect success on a check to conceal himself. In short, the opponent breaks out in cold sweat, perceiving a premonition of the death that is to be their fate.
Independent Action (B) is original, an Archer-class specific skill. This swordsman, who attained a faith pure to the extent of shaving off his meat and scraping out his internal organs, is capable of acting at his own discretion by pure will alone.
Battle Continuation (EX) is the ability to resume combat. Allows for survival unless dealt a decisively fatal blow, continuing to fight even when sustaining a wound that leaves one on the verge of death. This swordsman who is no longer certain whether he is alive or dead, even if he receives a fatal wound or loses half of his body, for example, will keep snapping at the enemy as if he was in perfectly good health.
Natural Body (C(A)) is the possession of a perfect body as a living being since birth. It is possible to increase the rank of the parameter of one's physical strength. A muscular shape even without training, what's more, the body shape won't change no matter how much calorie is ingested...is how it was supposed to be, however, this swordsman has ended up remodelling his body, influenced by his own religious faith. Therefore, the rank is substantially lowered.
Evening Bell (EX): The signals the announcement of funereal proceedings and the visitation of Death. This unique skill manifests as a result of having become one with the rites of passing. The swordsman of the Evening Bell is without agency in his choice of opponents. He brings salvation to those who have lost sight of their mortality in the place of God.
The evening bell that informs people of funerals and resounds the call of Death. A unique Skill that manifested as a result of having become one with these rites of passing. This swordsman does not pick those he kills of his own free will; he brings salvation to those who "lost sight of their moment of death" in place of the Lord of Heaven. Everything is by the will of Heaven, therefore, those who end up meeting with this swordsman will know of the end of their fate.
« …Canst thou hear this bell? It tolls for thy destiny’s end. Accept it, and unbind thy soul, for this is thy last chance as a human to slumber in peace »
At The Boundary (境界にて, Kyōkai nite?) is a Skill for those who walk within the Valley, are as one with Death, and are familiar with its ways. He is resistant to death's instantaneous imposition, and as well as the effects of charm. The sword of this individual who continues to walk within the boundary of the Valley, is said to add an instant death effect to every attack. Although the probability is low, it presents a danger of dying instantly, no matter how formidable the enemy might be. Those in the Valley are familiar with Death and are one with it, acquiring a resistance to instant death and fear. When taking the form of a Servant, the rank is lowered to A since he is leaving the boundary by himself. Instant death immunity, charm immunity and the addition of instant death effect to normal attacks.
The Old Man of the Mountain's currently revealed Noble Phantasm is known as Azrael.
- ↑ 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 1.27 1.28 1.29 Fate/Grand Order - Old Man of the Mountain, Translation by chaldeum
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Fate/Grand Order material V King Hassan translation by Konchew
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order Camelot Chapter 15
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order Camelot Chapter 10
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order Camelot Chapter 11
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order Camelot Chapter 17
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 21 - Prelude to the Final Stand
1: We're falling~!
Indeed, we're falling ... ! Below is -- I can't see it very clearly!
At this rate, we'll die to the plummet before the Goddess Tiamat!
Ereshkigal grants floatation.
I won't permit any such thing.
I hereby bestow to you the privilege to buoy yourself afloat (浮遊権, Fuyuu-ken?, lit. "Privelege of Floatation") within the Underworld (冥界, Meikai?).
Gather your mana (魔力, maryoku?, lit. "magical energy") at the base of your feet, and imagine a surface.
This should grant you a bit of capacity for flight.
Alright, I'll give it a try!
But I'm afraid that salutations will have to wait.
Look over there!
The Underworld is lit with lightning.
That's ... the Goddess Tiamat!?
We've successfully lured her into the Underworld!?
Indeed. Glance upwards. You can glimpse Uruk from here, can you not?
That Ishtar shattered the foundations of Uruk, causing it to collapse into the Underworld (here).
It's over 2000 meters to the surface ...
The Underworld of the Age of Divinities is amazing as expected -- though I'm not sure whether this place would be considered deep or shallow ...
No, more importantly -- what the hell is that!?
A heat source comparable in magnitude to Ishtar's Noble Phantasm is steadily consuming Tiamat!?
It's a defense mechanism (防衛機構, bouei kikou?) of the Underworld.
Any of the Living who trespass in this domain against my permissions are so afflicted.
This is a rule established by the World itself.
And once the process is begun, the end is certain -- even for the Goddess Tiamat.
In any case, what of Lord Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ王, Girugamesshu-Ou?, lit. "King Gilgamesh")?
Is it time yet to deliver the final blow?
The man ordered that we stand by until all parties arrive at their stations, but is that truly necessary?
Now would be the time to act, if our purpose is to secure a victory.
That's ... I definitely agree.
But Ereshkigal-san, Lord Gilgamesh is already ...
1: ... even so, if we don't fight
... yeah, I get it. Even if it's just us, we have to do this.
If you're ready, then let's begin!
Leave it to my disgression, for neither Lord Gilgamesh nor Ishtar are needed here and now!
Ereshkigal gathers energy.
I shall settle this alone ... !
O Gallu (ガルラ霊, Garura-rei?, lit. "Gallu Spirits") of the Underworld -- the Spears of Rot (腐敗の槍, Fuhai no Yari?, lit. "Spears of Putrefaction / Degeneration") arrayed before me!
Against that which trespasses, let us bring down the Iron Hammer of the Underworld (冥界の鉄槌, Meikai no Tettsui?)!
All hands, engage!
Destruction rains upon Tiamat.
What say you? I believe it's good as finished. Even the Goddess Tiamat is within the Underworld merely a goddess.
Before the combined onslaught of myself and the Gallu, not a single being -- a single --
Chaos Tide manifests.
Wha -- what --
Chaos Tide (ケイオスタイド, Keiosu Taido?), compromising (侵食, Shinshoku?, lit. "eroding / encroaching") the Underworld!
This is bad! If we leave it alone, the Underworld will be overtaken!
And that's not all ... what is this?
Beast II Saint Graph (霊基, Reiki?, lit. "Spiritual Foundation") signature -- rapidly dilating (膨張, bouchou?, lit. "expanding / swelling")!
The Divine Regression (神代回帰, Jindai Kaiki?, lit. "Regression to the Age of Divinities") of the Saint Graph has advanced unto the Jurassic Era (ジュラ紀, Jura-Ki?).
That's no longer a Divinity (神性, Jinsei?, lit. "Divine Nature")! Unmistakably, it's the very Corpus of a God (神の体, Kami no Karada?, lit. "Flesh of God")!
Eh, eh, eh -- !?
Wh- what's happened!?
Is it something that I've done -- !?
Saint Graph Dilation Operations (霊基膨張工程, Reiki Bouchou Koutei?) has ceased. Continuous reactivation (連続再起動, Renzoku Saikidou?) of Mana Reactor (魔力炉心, Maryoku Roshin?) confirmed ... !
Injuries incurred by the plummet into the Underworld are regenerating!
-- it's come ... ! This is --
This is the true appearance of Beast II!
Tiamat emerges from the Mud.
Clouds of Lahmu spill forth.
The Goddess Tiamat is releasing Lahmu (ラフム, Rahumu?) from her flesh!
They're spreading across the Underworld!
It's impossible, right!? No matter how I look at it, it's impossible!
If it's only us, there's no way we can defeat something like that!
More than that, the tide is upon us!
The Underworld will be taken from me -- !
Don't be sayin' sad things, Sukapon-ta~n! Ain'tcha the Goddess of the Land of Death, nya~!?
Lahmu killed by a spear.
Jaguar Man appears.
That's right! It's a bird; it's a balloon -- no, it's merely your imagination!
I am the Tiger that dashes across the Underworld -- the one that they call JAGUAR MAAAAN!!
1: You're kinda burnt!?
A whole buncha stuff happened, so I'll explain later!
In any case, you did well getting this far, Gudako-san!
2: You came dashing to me!
Yeah, uh-huh. And I totally don't mind the fact that you didn't give me a shout when you got back to Uruk, so don't worry about that.
In any case, you did well getting this far, Gudako-san!
A tiger! A tiger has appeared in the Underworld!
Inconcievable! Is such a thing commonplace in the lands afar!?
It's a thing alright, little girly!
And less chitterin' already! Get back to blastin' away with that awesome attack o' yours!
B- but, it's completely without effect ... !
And the total energy output of the Underworld is dropping off!
Has to be done, even if it's without effect!
Listen up. No matter what it looks like, that right there is the Goddess Tiamat in her very weakest state!
Us! Right here, right now! If we don't do somethin' about this, it ain't just Humanity that's gonna be done for. It'll be bye-bye for the Earth itself!
If she gets back ta the surface in that state she's in right now?
In less than a day, the whole planet's gonna be swimmin' in Black Mud (黒泥, Kokutei?).
That can't be ... Doctor, what she said just now ...
It's the truth!
As of right now, the Chaos Tide has already subsumed the majority of the Underworld!
It can't be permitted to reach the surface! By some means or another, we have to put an end to it right here!
Thankfully, the Chaos Tide and the Lahmu are both of the same existence as Tiamat, and don't actually qualify as "seperate organisms."
So long as she remains within the Underworld, the act of killing Tiamat shouldn't be negated by way of Paradox Restoration (逆説的復元, Gyakusetsu-teki Fukugen?)!
But, there's already so much Mud!
In such circumstances, how precisely are we to properly engage --
What in the world -- !?
Flowers cover the Black Mud.
1: Flowers are blooming ...
2: These flowers. It can't be ... !
The Divine Authority (権能, Kennou?) invested within the Chaos Tide has ceased operation!?
No -- the function (機能, Kinou?) of the Authority's run its course, and the Tide's become nothing more than normal mud!
It sounds impossible, but --
These flowers -- they're somehow depleting (枯渇, kokatsu?, lit. "becoming drained / exhausted") the Goddess Tiamat of her power (力, chikara?, lit. "power, in the sense of an ability possessed")!
Good! Seems that I've made it in time -- !
And to Archaman of the uninspired imagination, I have only this to say!
If you desire to neutralize the Sea From Which Life Itself is Sprung (命を産む海, Inochi wo Umu Umi?), you need only make use of the Life that it births -- investing it within creatures small and innocuous!
This is of course where I come in!
The Magician of the Flowers (花の魔術師, Hana no Majutsu-shi?) arrives, come to make true upon his appellation (二つ名, Futatsu-Na?)!
Merlin drops to the ground before the protagonists.
How are you here!? It can't be that you were resummoned (再召喚, sai-shoukan?)!? No-no-no!
Hahaha, of course not.
It's impossible that I would be resummoned.
This is something a lot less complicated.
I'm the actual Merlin -- the authentic article.
In a rush, I've run here all the way from Avalon (アヴァロン, Avaron?)!
1: This man got here on foot!
2: So, you could actually run here!
Yeah. Seeing as the World's been reduced to a tabula rasa (白紙状態, Hakushi Joutai?, lit. "state of being white paper") by the Incineration of the Common Sense of Man (人理焼却, Jinri Shoukyaku?), I was able to sneak here by way of the Faerielands (妖精郷, Yousei-Kyou?)!
I absolutely despise sad farewells. No matter what, I wouldn't permit a parting by death.
Consequently, I've bent my principles (信条, shinjou?) a bit, and escaped the tower of my imprisonment (幽閉塔, Yuuhei Tou?, lit. "Prison Tower").
Of course, it was for the sake of meeting you all.
Yes! We were waiting for you, Merlin-san!
It's a happy thing that we were able to meet each other again!
Beast II -- dorsal Wing-Horns (角翼, Kakuyoku?) deployed!
See that? With Merlin's provocations, she's decided to get serious on us!
Even if we've prevented Beast II from subsuming the Underworld, her Primary Corpus is still free to act!
She's ascending to Uruk -- to the surface!
1: Her wings have regenerated ... !
2: Merlin, isn't there something you can do!?
... hm. It took the labors of two goddesses to slow the advance of the Primary Corpus (真体, Shintai?, lit. "True Body").
Using the city of Uruk itself as bait, we've lured her to entrapment within the depths of the Underworld.
We've restricted (拘束, Kousoku?) her with the Chain of Heaven (天の鎖, Ten no Kusari?); with the Sanctions of the Underworld (冥界の刑罰, Meikai no Keibatsu?) --
and with my flowers, which are merely beautiful.
Gudako-kun -- and Heroic Spirits all.
For the purpose of reaching this juncture, we have indeed played many a hand.
However, it still isn't enough.
That is a being that is yet to to know Fear (恐怖, Kyoufu?) -- yet to know the meaning of Predation (天敵, Tenteki?, lit. "natural enemy / predator").
She is yet to know the Death (死, Shi?) that He Is Become.
He ... ?
Is there somebody else coming to help?
Oh, indeed there is.
One final trump, held in reserve.
And so, who was it that called Him here, do you suppose?
It wasn't Lord Gilgamesh. It certainly wasn't the Grail of the King of Magecraft (魔術王の聖杯, Majutsu-Ou no Seihai?).
... It shouldn't be necessary to explain it, really.
It was you, Gudako-kun.
He mentioned that it was to repay a favor owed to you that he abandoned (捨てる, suteru?) the Station of the Crown (冠位, Kan'i?, lit. "Crown Position").
And the enemy that stands before us is an Evil of Man (人類悪, Jinrui-Aku?) -- a Beast (ビースト, Bi-suto?).
From the very start, the requisite conditions for his manifestation in this land were met.
The battles that you've fought until now have not been without meaning.
-- It can't be.
You mean, the one that suppressed Gudako's vital signature (生命反応, Seimei Han'ou?, lit. "Life Reaction") when she entered the Underworld was ... !
Glance heavensward, O Sea of Genesis (原初の海, Genshou no Umi?, lit. "Primordial Ocean")!
For there, your Death (死神, Shinigami?, lit. "Death God") awaits!
Ziusudra overlooks the Underworld from Uruk.
... That which cannot die, cannot be said to have lived -- for a life absent of mortality cannot be life.
Yours is an eternity without advance -- a stagnation of endless slumber.
O Beast of Calamity (災害の獣, Saigai no Juu?) -- Evil born of Man.
Your rejection (排斥, Haiseki?) is in the end founded (根底, Kontei?, lit. "foundation") in the very benevolence (慈愛, Jiai?, lit. "love / affection") by which you sought to impose Regression (回帰, Kaiki?).
Though the Station of the Crown is to me unnecessary, there dwells within this blade the Proof of the Strongest (最強の証, Saikyou no Akashi?).
Ziusudra reveals himself as the Old Man of the Mountain.
Old Man of the Mountain:
A Goddess fallen unto beasthood you may be, but being that you are indeed the Mother of Genesis (原初の母, Genshou no Haha?), it is only proper that I give my name.
-- of the Abyss of the Shadowed Valley (幽谷の淵, Yuukoku no Fuchi?), I come to entreat (馳走, chisou?) you with the darkness of Death (暗き死, Anki Shi?).
I am Hassan-i-Sabbah (ハサン・サッバーハ, Hasan Sabba-ha?) -- the Old Man of the Mountain (山の翁, Yama no Okina?).
The Old Man of the Mountain leaps into the crevice of the Underworld.
Old Man of the Mountain:
The Evening Bell (晩鐘, Banshou?) tolls with your name.
Unto the Will of the Heavens (天命, Tenmei?), I consign those wings -- !
The Old Man of the Mountain cuts at Tiamat's wings, eliciting a cry.
-- Beast II Saint Graph Pattern (霊基パターン, Reiki Pata-n?), undergoing reorganization (変化, henka?, lit. "Change") ...
This is incredible ... He didn't merely cut away the Wing-Horns of the Goddess Tiamat; he imposed upon her "the Concept of Death" (死の概念, Shi no Gainen?)!
The physical scale (規模, kibo?) of the Goddess Tiamat remains unchanged, but the underlying Saint Graph has conformed to the standard pattern of a Servant!
She can be defeated!
As of this moment, the complete annihilation of Beast II has become a possibility!
Romani! I've got a read (特定, tokutei?, lit. "identification") on the Saint Graph Core (霊基核, Reiki-Kaku?)!
A bit stereotypical, but it's inside the head! The Saint Graph Core lies not within the heart, but within the brain of the Goddess Tiamat!
-- You hear that, Gudako!?
Target the head of the Beast II.
This is the true and final battle of attrition!
Tiamat sings, releasing a new wave of Lahmu.
Indeed -- and as expected of the Beast II.
In coming finally to appreciate the worth of a life, she has begun to resist in earnest!
Maximizing the birthing of the Lahmu, the Primary Corpus approaches the Walls of the Underworld (冥界の壁, Meikai no Kabe?)!
She intends to climb to the surface!
1: I'm not going to let you escape!
2: But before that, we're definitely going to ... !
Yes, that is indeed the case!
This is well and truly our last chance!
Mashu, Gudako-kun. The salutations of our reuniting can wait until later!
We come now to face the storm itself! Are you ready to make a stand?
-- Yes! Of course we are, Magician of the Flowers!
And Sempai -- I judge that this is the final confrontation (最後の局面, Saigo no Kyokumen?) of the Seventh Singularity (第七特異点, Dai-Shichi Tokuiten?)!
Though I'm weak of heart, please give me my orders, Master!
In order to repay the trust of all of those who have invested their faith in us up until this point --
I'll do everything within my power to shatter that Calamity (災害, Saigai?)!
1: Yeah, let's get to it, Mashu!
This is amazing ... ! My Underworld is filled with so many flowers!
-- no, that isn't right. This isn't the time or place for that.
Now that I've reestablished Jurisdiction (支配権, Shihai-ken?) over the Underworld --
I suppose it's fine. Consider this a one-time service.
I hereby bestow to you all the Privelege of Mobility (行動権利, Koudou Kenri?) within the Underworld, and the reinforcement of all strengths and capabilities (全強化, Zen-Kyouka?, lit. "complete reinforcement")!
As the Mistress of the Underworld (冥界の女主人, Meikai no Onna-Shujin?), I, Ereshkigal, so beseech!
O Heroes of the Surface (地上の勇者, Chijou no Yuusha?), let fall the Iron Hammer (鉄槌, Tettsui?) upon that Wyrm (魔竜, Maryuu?, lit. "Demonic Dragon")!
By the hands of you Humans who have unto the distant future marched, let Heaven and Earth by a linchpin (楔, kusabi?) be joined!
ここで！ 私たちが！ なんとかしないと人類終了どころか地球終了のお知らせよ！
げぇぇぇ、マ――リン！？なんでキミが！？ まさか再召喚！？ いやいやいや！
- ↑ Nasu: Personally, I feel that joining Chaldea means that you must throw away the right to being a Grand that exists for the sake of saving all mankind. Still, even after discarding that position, the strength of King Hassan’s Saint Graph itself is still Grand-class. It doesn’t mean that once he loses his Grand position and becomes a normal Assassin, his Saint Graph would immediately lose power. So, by using all the might in that superb Saint Graph, the strike that “granted the concept of death” could be performed. And afterwards, King Hassan’s Saint Graph became that of a normal Servant’s.