Assassin's True Name is Shuten-douji (酒呑童子, Shuten-dōji?), one of Japan's Three Great Monsters. The boss that governed the Oni within the castle structure on Mount Ooe during the Heian period. There are various theories about Shuten-douji’s origins. There is a theory where she is considered the child of a human and the Great God Ibuki of Mount Ibuki (= Yamata no Orochi), and there is another theory where she is considered the heaven-sent child of Mount Togakushi (= Kuzuryuu). At any rate, she is the child of a Dragon God, possessing a shared background with Sakata Kintoki. Due to her anecdotes and vestiges, she is classified as an "Anti-Hero".
In this work, it is Ibaraki-douji who is the boss and ringleader of the Oni on Mount Ooe, and Shuten-douji was perching on the Oni palace of Mount Ooe as some kind of house guest————that was the taken point of view. However, the one who is viewed as an ancestor to the gods, Ibuki-douji, that is, the existence of Shuten-douji, is certainly adequate enough to draw the attention of the authorities of ancient Kyoto, Abe no Seimei and the others. Surely, the most dangerous existence among the Oni of Mount Ooe is no doubt Shuten-douji, so to speak.
Whether she is the direct “child” of the Great God Ibuki, or whether she is a “descendant” who succeeded its blood, it is not clear. In the end, Shuten-douji herself does not speak about her origins. The alias called Ibuki-douji is just something attached to her by Ibaraki-douji, who saw the true nature of Yamata no Orochi’s power in her. It may not be discovered that the person herself has forgotten her past and the likes of it. As long as there is beguiling alcohol, brilliant banquets and enjoyable performances, she has no regrets.
And yet… it seems that Shuten-douji had not completely forgotten her past regarding the existence of Sakata Kintoki, one who possesses origins similar to her own (being the child of a man-eating witch and a Dragon God), the man hanging in her mind ever since the time when he was young.
Shuten-douji's connection with Sakata Kintoki continues on since that time. She, in the form of a beautiful girl, met Kintoki, who then fell in love with her. Given that this companion was easy to tease on some occasions, she had a good time while being accompanied with snacks and alcohol. As far as Shuten is concerned, they are no more than drinking bouts, but as far as Kintoki is concerned, they are demonic banquets that would kill him if he took the atmosphere lightly.
« To struggle for life while intoxicated in alcohol. Is it not romantic to cheat each other while hugging our bodies? »
|(That is Shuten's eloquence.)|
Because of the disappearances of young men and princesses at the Imperial Capital happening one after another, Abe no Seimei did a divination and ascertained the matter to be the deed of Shuten-douji. Raikou’s Four Heavenly Kings, lead by Minamoto no Raikou himself, was ordered to subjugate her, arriving at the Oni’s castle while dressed in itinerant Buddhist monk attires. At the banquet, Raikou and the others made Shuten-douji and her group drink poisoned sake, then attacked them while they were asleep, punishing them. The removed head of Shuten-douji’s attacked Raikou, but it is said that the attack was thwarted due to the latter’s helmet given by a god. They used foul play in killing Shuten-douji, which Kintoki greatly regretted to the point of wanting to wish for Shuten-douji's revival to meet her once again.
Shuten-douji is a rather short Servant. Her skin is pale tinged with light purple, almost resembling silver. Her hair is purple and short, reaching only her neck and her bangs cut past her forehead. Her eyes are lustrous purple, with red makeup painted right above them. Unlike Ibaraki-douji's horns, Shuten-douji's do not protrude out of her forehead, but rather appear to flow out of her body naturally, going from the same pale tone of her skin and gradually becoming wine-red. Her fangs are sharp and long compared to those of humans.
Shuten-douji wears a golden ornament with a green jewel over her forehead, in between her horns. She wears an extremely long kimono without sash, leaving it open and exposing the body underneath. The kimono is bluish-purple, with red curved lines drawn throughout it, especially on the tri-parted extensions of the sleeves. Some green ribbons are attached to it. Underneath the open kimono, Shuten-douji is mostly naked. Her ankles have red ribbons tied around them. She wears a piece of seemingly metallic material that covers her crotch and breasts, linked together by thin lines, and going all the way up to her neck, connecting into a choker. Of the same material, her hands and feet wear small pieces, tied around her fingers and wrists, and toes and heels respectively.
She is seen carrying three gourds by her waist and over the hip: the first is a small brown gourd; the second is a white container of sake; the third and most prominent, is a overly large blue gourd of glass with golden ornaments, from which she unleashes a purple burst of liquid when attacking, suggesting it to be carrying poison. In addition, she holds a cup of sake in her right hand, while the left holds a much wider cup, with a vine of black grapes, multiple pink peaches, and shide (zig-zagged paper strips).
In her second Ascension, the kimono is shortened up to her waist, but is tied by a wine-red sash, and now wears metallic shin guards, with ornamental oni heads on her knees.
In her third Ascension, the sake cups are replaced by a red paper lantern with the kanji for "drunk" or "poisoned" written on it in black in her left hand, while the right holds a double-edged (might be triple or quadruple) sword, with a glassy-blue mid-section, a large golden guard and hilt, with an ornament resembling her blue gourd attached to the bottom of the hilt.
Under the moonlight, a man-eating flower is glamorously in full bloom while stealing away the eyes of the people watching. A demon wearing a girl’s form, narrowing her eyes while licking her lips seductively. It may not be known that although her outward appearance properly resembles a human girl, Shuten-douji is not a human being. Even though she seems to communicate with words like a human being, she is essentially a different being. Her preferences are similar to a human’s, but for her to love something is but a theory, from the idea that if she suddenly put her hand on the things she loves, it would not be understood by humans as love. Although she knows love, requests love, and embraces love, it is impossible to overlap that love with the right people. Her love is accompanied with blood; her love spreads death; her love tears one’s heart. Her impulse hidden under her white naked body is surely rising and swelling, being distorted, and rolling around. Therefore, she is a demon.
Shuten-douji doesn’t talk about her wish for the Holy Grail. Just like how she was when she was alive, going wherever her fancy takes her, she thinks and behaves as she pleases, not being any different in the present days nor in the bygone days. Also, she is a collector of antiques and rarities, even having a keen interest in the Red Dragon Ulna dwelling on Kintoki’s arm. She appears to attach an importance on rarity and on the elegance of their appearances regarding those items, so she is incompatible with the King of Heroes who attaches an importance on the items’ history and performance.
Regarding the Providential Oni Poison Sake, Shuten-douji regards it as her wine. It is something for her alone. At first, it was something brought by General Raikou, but it is her's now. Shuten had thought that it was fine drinking this, even if she died, but having a wine without blood and the moon and its silver is unthinkable to her. Shuten likes this wine, citing it as a very sweet drink, as the essence of sweetness. She describes it having a trembling, hot taste, as if that of a melting taste, and if there is a pinch of blue eyes reflecting the moonlight, then there is nothing else that she would want.
Rashoumon: The Devilish Capital of Restless Spirits and Drunken DreamsEdit
Onigashima: The Demonic Fairy TaleEdit
Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit
Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of CorpsesEdit
The Mysterious Country of ONILAND!! ~ The Oni King and the Kamuy's GoldEdit
Shuten-douji has two Noble Phantasms.
Multitude of Colors - Providential Oni Poison, originally the poisonous sake drank by Shuten-douji because of Minamoto no Raikou and the Four Heavenly Kings. As a Heroic Spirit, this poisoned sake has sublimated into the general existence of Shuten-douji. The “sake’s” single purpose to her is to pollute the surroundings with its poison at once. By manipulating its concentration, she can bestow every bad status aliment. As for its concentration, it decomposes all of the living body, leaving nothing but a few bones behind. The gourd for the sake, carried in a pouch, is said to be a cage to lock up her spoils, fascinating Shuten-douji, and also, it is a weapon that can turn into a sword, held in the mouth of the gourd.
Shuten's second Noble Phantasm is Bone Collector, an ability she possesses naturally, or a super-high grade special move. She literally "debones" the opponent. She extracts the bones without spilling blood————if she does not make a mistake in the location of the attack, the opponent will immediately die. Whether it’s inherited from her father who is worthy to be a malevolent god, or whether it’s inherited from her cannibalistic mother, or if it’s an ability that originated from Shuten-douji herself, it is unclear. Now that she exists as a Heroic Spirit, this ability/technique has been converted into an Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm. The purpose of doing this isn’t always to kill the opponent, but if she feels like doing it, this operates as a Noble Phantasm with an exceedingly high probability for instant death.
- Presence Concealment (C Rank): A Skill to erase one’s own presence. As for Shuten-douji herself, she does not have much of a motivation to erase her presence.
- Divinity (C Rank): She is a child of Kuzuryuu/Yamata no Orochi. Because she falls under the Oni Kind, the rank has dropped.
- Intoxicating Aroma of Fruits (A Rank): Targets can be made dead drunk, similar to being charmed even, from one's tone of voice, sigh, or even just their gaze, which possesses the aroma of a fruit's alcoholic scent. If they are beings that do not have the means for magical defense (common people and animals), their thoughts will end up melting completely in an instant. Essentially a Charisma Skill and a charm Skill, it is a composite Skill of both Skills. Even if they are Servants, there is a likelihood for them to feel charmed if they do not have the means to defend against this. It is even possible to eventually throw the targets into insanity.
- Oni-kind Demon (A Rank): A Skill that represents the superpower and demonic nature of an oni. With the exception of oni and those that are mixed-race beings with Oni blood, one is not able to acquire this Skill. It is even a mixed Skill of the Natural Monster Skill, Monstrous Strength Skill, Charisma Skill, Magical Burst Skill, etc., but in Fate/Grand Order, the effects has been adjusted. The form of an oni's Magical Burst is commonly thought of as something related to “Heat”.
- Battle Continuation (A+ Rank): The ability to continue combat. Combat is possible even when receiving a decisive fatal wound. Because of the folklore where she attacked Minamoto no Raikou, combat is possible even if her head is decapitated.
Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit
Berserker of Saṃghāta HellEdit
Berserker of Saṃghāta Hell is a Berserker Class counterpart of Shuten-douji which was modified in Shimosa Singularity by Caster of Limbo's Curse of Annihilation, which turned her into a Heroic Spirit Swordmaster. Having her power been greatly increased compared, Danzou claims that Rider of Kālasūtra Hell's and her attacks are so strong that she is unable to measure them despite them fighting with just a fraction of their power. Despite boasting such power, she wouldn't dare mess with Saber of Empireo and Caster of Limbo due to her having a "weak little Spirit Origin". If Rider of Kālasūtra Hell and her had to fight them, she'd want to at least have the same bodies and power that they did when we were alive.
Miyamoto Mushashi comments that Rider and Berserker are not equally skilled, as she would have cut Berserker's neck in their first encounter had Rider not deflected her attack. Berserker likes to play around, so Ritsuka's party should be able to handle her if they rushed her all at once, but that definitely wouldn't work on Rider.
Berserker of Saṃghāta Hell possesses an unnamed Noble Phantasm that has some resemblance to Multitude of Colors - Providential Oni Poison. She is able to unleash it in the form of a giant wave, and she considers that even without invoking its True Name, the core of any ordinary Heroic Spirit would have been run through by it. She was surprised when Houzouin Inshun blocked it with his Noble Phantasm and she said that no one should have been able to block a single drop. When her Noble Phantasm is completely filled, she claims that if she poured it all out it might end up melting a whole province or two.
In this form, Shuten-douji is accompanied by a familiar named Haku (ハク?).
During the events surrounding Oniland, the Haku which was with her was actually Moshirechikuchiku Kotanechikuchiku (モシレチクチク・コタネチクチク?), a demon from Ainu lore, who was using her and the others to claim the Kamuy Gold. Following the conclusion of these events and Moshirechikuchiku's demise, Shuten-douji made a new Haku from her own Mana.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
Comment from IllustratorEdit
"I requested to draw a lolibaba that speaks in Kyoto dialect and who acts lively yet restrained, so I am thankful to get the OK for her appearance to only put on a kimono over her practically naked body. Her equipment seems to be a collection of shops making a sudden visit to Kyoto, but I wanted to include a multicultural design to give somebody the impression of the Silk Road, so it might have been nice to incorporate some more. Also, her magnificent voice is alluring, and it is also the best that her dialogue creates a smokescreen by mixing together truth and falsehood; I’m melting~"
- ↑ 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 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Shuten-douji, p.006-017, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 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 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Shuten-douji, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
 Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile
Sakata Kintoki - Berserker
Level 1 Bond
Level 2 Bond
Level 3 Bond
Level 4 Bond
Level 5 Bond
坂田金時 - バーサーカー
アンロック条件: Interlude name
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Shuten-douji's Bond Craft Essence: Providential Oni Poison Sake
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Shuten-douji interlude 01: Get Drunk, Get Crazy, Get Furious
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 10 Quarta Cantica: Kalasutra Hell (Beginning)
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 11 Quarta Cantica: Kalasutra Hell (Middle)
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 12 Quarta Cantica: Kalasutra Hell (Ending)
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 2 Prima Cantica: Purgatorio (Middle)
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - The Mysterious Country of ONILAND!! ~ The Oni King and the Kamuy's Gold, Chapter 10
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - The Mysterious Country of ONILAND!! ~ The Oni King and the Kamuy's Gold, Chapter 11