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Jeanne Alter (Avenger/Ruler)

Avenger (アヴェンジャー, Avenjā?) is an Avenger-class Servant able to be summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. She is also a boss-only character under the Ruler-class during the events of the Orleans Singularity.

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« If God is certain to exist, then surely divine retribution shall find me. »

(Jeanne Alter)

Avenger's True Name is Jeanne d'Arc (Alter), also known as Jeanne Alter (ジャンヌ・オルタ, Jan'nu Oruta?), the Altered version of Jeanne d'Arc. Although designated an Alter, it does not mean that she is a different aspect of Jeanne d'Arc. A Jeanne of vengeance that Gilles de Rais, the French Army's marshal who grieved for Jeanne d'Arc's death, fabricated by means of the Holy Grail shortly after the execution of Jeanne in 1431. As a Heroic Spirit that is an exact opposite of the proper Jeanne, she is manifesting in the Avenger Class.[2]

Since the proper Jeanne is not a hero, but a saint, the possibility of "summoning a different aspect of her" is nil. Because this black Jeanne has Gilles de Rais' anger... the prejudices and wishes for her to be like that... mixed in with her fundamental parts, a "side" that should never happen ended up being brought to the surface.[2] As such, one can think that this Jeanne d'Arc is mostly made up by Gilles de Rais' prejudices; an existence encapsulating much of the corrupted Gilles' biases and feelings. The Dragon Witch that resurrected for the sake of getting vengeance against France.[3] A holy woman who talks about justice as if she owned the place and, without having any doubts about that, is spurred on by the wrath against the people; that is the form which Gilles de Rais wished her to be like.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Jeanne Alter has the same appearance as the original version of her, except with pale complexion, yellow eyes, cut short white-blond hair, and a darker color scheme for her armor, flag, and cape. From stage 3 onward, Jeanne Alter's armor becomes more revealing, and her shoes now become high heels. Notably, she now has long flowing hair that reaches her ankles.


PersonalityEdit

A black Jeanne d’Arc dyed in a desire for vengeance. Her personality is extremely cruel and stern, and probably a few people would notice the vestiges of her sainthood in there. She has no kindness towards others, and she will become an object of revenge at only all of mankind. She always harbors distrust even towards her comrades in her surroundings. She believes in God. And yet, there is no faith in that belief.[1] She likes to deny God in front of a believer, thinking that there is no better entertainment than that, while she dislikes the act of "having faith", for it is evil as far as she is concerned.[4] She will wage war with her companions against God, and she will simply delight in this cause to kill.[1] The being within her has a liking for destruction done to total completion, and that would even include the destruction of mankind—the purpose of her life is to keep on killing whatever comes her way, until she uses up all her strength.[1][4]

With several circumstances accumulating, despite being a fictional existence, it became possible for Jeanne Alter to answer the summons as a black holy woman.[2] The particulars of her summoning may be extremely unclear, but she will not rebel at once during the moment of her summoning. However, seeing that it is a human Master, she will constantly harbor distrust. Also, when she becomes highly tensed, she will start to fanatically laugh.[1]

Jeanne Alter is fundamentally bitter towards the Master, but maybe due to how the holy woman Jeanne, who became her basis, was quite the softhearted one, one can perceive respect and affection for the Master at her core. She has no girlish hobbies, but it seems that there were some maiden-like wishes. "To think that, in the depths of her consciousness, she wants to perform a strained avenge business while being surrounded by handsome men of her own liking!" - such is the comment from a Servant of the same Avenger Class.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Jeanne d'Arc
It goes without saying that Jeanne’s a Saint. Her detestable original self. But since Jeanne Alter perceives her own existence as becoming a pest to Jeanne d’Arc, she enjoys herself in Chaldea with an air of smugness… Jeanne d’Arc never becomes aware of such a thing and she thinks Jeanne Alter’s presence is a little pleasant.[1] Jeanne Alter is just fine either way if the two mutually ignores each other.[4]
Because she hasn’t already denied Jeanne d’Arc, Jeanne Alter aims to surpass her. She will not fail in facing the truth everyday, practicing her writing as well. She is steadily going through a little bit of writing already![1]
Artoria Alter (Including Santa)
Someone who is being like a fateful rival. She is herself when others are themselves. And then against Artoria Alter, who can think and come to a clear decision while being evil, Jeanne Alter becomes absurdly passive and weak.[1]
Gilles de Rais (Caster)
One person who Jeanne Alter relies on for mental support, especially when there are only allies of justice in her surroundings.[1][4] Though nowadays, she is going through just a little rebellious phase.[1]
The Servants in the Occasion of the Counterfeits' Riot
"That is a dark past! A dark past! Just make sure to absolutely not remember that, alright!?"[1]
Angra Mainyu
"No way... My senior is so weak..."[1]
Jeanne d'Arc Alter Santa Lily
(A gesture of her removing her glasses while shivering and trembling.)[1]
Ritsuka Fujimaru
Jeanne Alter feels that her relationship with her Master is extremely annoying, and thinks that the destruction of the world is not worth worrying about. Something like an aggressive cat that neither flirts nor becomes emotionally attached to others. For now, it is probably better to start by having them fight together and see where things go.[3]


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Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Orleans: The Wicked Dragon Hundred Years' WarEdit

Jeanne Alter is created by Gilles de Rais (Caster) through the power of the Holy Grail, as a version of Jeanne d'Arc twisted by his hatred for France and God. After her creation, she summons Chevalier d'Eon, Vlad III, Atalanta, Saint Martha, and Carmilla while adding Mad Enhancement to turn them into Berserk-Servants. She orders them to destroy France, declaring God will forgive their every transgression. She also says it's fine if God punishes them, for their destructive campaign is a means to prove God's existence and love. Gilles then brings Pierre Cauchon before her. Jeanne Alter furiously reminds him of the ridicule she endured from him during life. She also mockingly tells him to tell everyone that the wicked Jeanne d'Arc is here and to roar like a brave lion. She calls his faith paper-thin and accuses him of being a heretic for begging a witch to spare him when he begs her to spare his life. She then proceeds to burn him alive until nothing is left. She then orders her Servants again to destroy France, beginning with Orleans. After explaining to her Servants they're now Berserk-Servants, Jeanne Alter declares humanity has no value, for it failed to prove its love to God. She decides their flag shall be dragon when Gilles says they need a symbol to rally under, citing her connection to dragons. Afterwards, Jeanne Alter's forces conquer Orleans, killing Charles VII in the process. During the course of her campaign, Jeanne Alter and her forces destroy many towns and kill many people. One of the most prominent is Lyon, where Jeanne Alter defeated and cursed its protector, Siegfried.

Jeanne Alter and her Servants eventually encounter Ritsuka, Mash Kyrielight, and Jeanne when they arrive in the recently destroyed La Charite. She mocks Jeanne, and declares herself to be the other "her". She calls the answer to Jeanne's question to why she destroyed the town obvious since she is destroying France. She then asks her she wanted to save France and its people despite knowing they would ridicule and betray her. As Jeanne hesitates to answer, Jeanne Alter declares she will no longer be fooled or betrayed any longer. She confesses she can no longer hear God's voice, and takes it as a sign that France is no longer blessed by Him. Thus, she will destroy the country in accordance with His grief. She declares she will save France by turning it into a land of the dead. She tells Jeanne that she couldn't understand, accusing of her being a holy virgin who pretends not to see hatred and joy and is incapable of human growth. She proceeds to set fire to Romani Archaman's console when he says human growth for Servants would be ranking up as Heroic Spirits. Jeanne asks her if she really is "her", but Jeanne Alter merely mocks her doubts. She calls Jeanne nothing more than the leftover residue she threw away. She then orders Vlad and Carmilla to kill her. When Marie Antoinette intervenes, Jeanne Alter has D'Eon confirm her identity. She tells Marie that she is unfit to participate in the battle because she lived a life of luxury, and die without knowing what happened. She wonders if Marie can understand their hatred. After the group escapes when Mozart repels Vlad and Carmilla with Requiem for Death, Jeanne Alter orders Martha to follow and observe them. She tells Vlad that Martha will be fine on her own since her Noble Phantasm is suitable for destroying. But she agrees she needs to be careful, and decides to return to Orleans to summon additional Servants. She then orders Vlad, Carmilla, and D'Eon to continue destroying France, and leaves telling them that even Anti-Heroes have dignity.

Later, Jeanne Alter summons Charles-Henri Sanson and Lancelot when she returns to Orleans. She learns of Martha's demise, wondering she committed suicide, and annoyed she kept her sanity despite her Mad Enhancement. She finds it more likely she fought with all her might, so they can't let their guard down. She states she will depart with "him" next time. She says she will leave the recently summoned Servants, then orders Gilles to contact Carmilla. She then asks him who he thinks is the real Jeanne, her or Jeanne, to which he answers her. After Gilles reminds her of he betrayal and ridicule she suffered in life, Jeanne Alter declares everything was a mistake that must be corrected. She agrees with Gilles that her vengeance is righteous, saying his words give her strength. She then orders Sanson and Lancelot to mount their wyverns and depart with her. She later confronts the group at the ruins of Lyon after they rescue Siegfried. She then orders her personal dragon, Fafnir, to incinerate them, but it's blocked Jeanne's Luminosité Eternelle and Mash's Lord Chaldeas. She is forced to retreat when Fafnir is struck by Balmung. After retreating into the skies, she orders Sanson and Lancelot to kill the group, saying Carmilla will join later.

Jeanne Alter later attacks the town protected by Georgios with Sanson while its citizen are still being evacuated. After Marie defeats Sanson, Jeanne Alter finds it amusing that the ones with the most potential were the first to fall. She is annoyed that Jeanne already escape with Georgios, and finds it ridiculous that gaining one Servant gave Jeanne hope. She then asks Marie why she is trying to save the citizens, even though she was beheaded by her own citizens. Marie answers her death was inevitable because she was no longer needed by the people. She then asks Jeanne Alter who she is, but Jeanne Alter also tells her to shut up. She then activates Crystal Palace and fights Jeanne Alter, which she ultimately loses.

Returning to Orleans, Jeanne Alter confirms Marie has perished, and asks Gilles about Sanson's condition. He answers Sanson's mind perished with Marie, saying he is only fit to be a foot soldier now. Jeanne Alter is annoyed that Georgios escaped thanks to Marie holding her back. She begins to order to find the group when D'Eon interrupts to report the group are heading for Orleans. Jeanne Alter orders them to prepare for battle and Gilles to gather the dragons and Servants. She declares the world will be destroyed if they win, and even if they lose, the world already long gone. She also says even if Chaldea corrects the era, an endless journey lies ahead. Despite that though, they and Jeanne still have faith in the world much to Jeanne Alter's annoyance. She decides to destroy the group for that reason, not wanting them to restore the world, saying it is her and Gilles' wish.

Jeanne Alter and her forces confront the group as they march towards Orleans. She tells Jeanne that they are the same, but Jeanne firmly rejects that notion. She then displays the horde of dragons with her, declaring they'll devour everything in France. Afterwards, the dragons will fight and devour each other in an endless war. She is shocked though when General Gilles de Rais arrives with his army and begins bombarding the dragons with artillery. After her Servants and Fafnir are killed in the ensuing battle, Jeanne Alter is convinced by Gilles to return to the castle.

Inside the castle, Jeanne Alter orders Gilles to defend her while summons a new Servant. She agrees with his suggestion to summon King Arthur, though she doubts an English knight will answer her summons. When Ritsuka, Mash, and Jeanne arrive in the throne room, she is surprised they arrived faster than expected so she doesn't have to modify the summoning. Jeanne asks her if she is remembers her family, but Jeanne Alter is unable to remember. Finding it doesn't matter if she remember or not, she summons Shadow Servants and orders to kill the group. After they're destroyed, She fights the group personally. She is defeated, but she refuses to believe she lost because she holds the Grail. As she begins to perish, she tells Gilles that she still hasn't destroyed France. She is comforted though when Gilles tells her that he will destroy France in her stead. She then disappears, revealing the Grail was her core.

Miss Almost Weekly Santa AlterEdit

Studying how to read and write, Jeanne Alter writes a letter to Santa, playing board games with tormented spirits of Pierre Cauchon while she waits. To her displeasure however, Santa Alter arrives answering her letter, and reveals that the Christmas decorations aren't her doing but the spirits after Ritsuka Fujimaru complimented them. She then threatens to crucify and burn Ritsuka for defeating her before, but Ritsuka is defended by Santa Alter. Jeanne Alter reveals that she learned to read and write after Santa Alter asked her about the letter, but she calls her calling ugly despite Santa Alter's appreciation of its readability. Jeanne Alter then asks Santa Alter why she's calling herself Santa and for her to bring out the real Santa, but Santa Alter answers that she's a real Santa despite not being a Saint. She calls Santa Alter being Santa to be some sort of elaborate prank, and reveals that she spent her time playing board games with the spirits after thinking Santa Alter thought she spending Christmas by herself. Santa Alter tells her that she won't make friends nor become a Servant if she doesn't repent after seeing her cheat at a board game. Jeanne Alter says she doesn't want to be a Servant and that she's fine being alone. She continues that she should atone for her sins on her own and that she doesn't anyone's help least of all Ritsuka's help. She then fights Santa Alter with the aid of the spirits. Jeanne Alter is defeated by Santa Alter, but she refuses to admit defeat. She is then given her present, which makes her decide to return purgatory to train to become a Servant. Before leaving though, Jeanne Alter has the spirits come to help with her trails in purgatory.

Da Vinci and The Seven Counterfeit Heroic SpiritsEdit

Since her concept now already existed, Jeanne Alter was never truly destroyed in the Orleans Singularity. Since Gilles de Rais, who wished for her, and the Holy Grail, which made it happen, were slain and captured, the chances of her being summoned again were infinitesimal. However, she was able to summon herself by inverting Jeanne d'Arc's wish not to have an altered version of herself. It is a rule breaking technique made only possible thanks to Jeanne's popularity as a Heroic Spirit. Dissatisfied at being a counterfeit, Jeanne Alter sought to surpass her original self. Using the Louvre as a base and wanting revenge for Orleans, she creates counterfeit versions of Alexander, Hector, Siegfried, Arash, Arjuna, Gilles de Rais, Brynhild for the purpose of surpassing their originals. She also gave each of them a specific backstories centered around her out of an inherent desire to be the protagonist. Continuing with her plan that started since the Orleans Singularity, she furthermore improved her Saint Graph values via the Counterfeits’ Riot, publicly becoming a Servant. Regarding the summoning of the Counterfeit Heroic Spirits, some time during the period of the Counterfeits’ Riot, it appears that Jeanne Alter wanted to forget about all their existences except for her own.[1]

Eventually Jeanne Alter is located Ritsuka, Mash, Leonardo da Vinci, and EMIYA who sought to stop her counterfeiting. They find her being uncomfortably embraced by the counterfeit Brynhild. She commends them for locating her, surmising they followed the traces left by the counterfeits. She kicks Brynhild away, only for her to crawl back. She explains Brynhild's behavior inadvertently resulted from her wish for one of her seven followers to be a woman. Asking the group to ignore Brynhild, she reveals the circumstances of her return. She accepts she's a counterfeit of the original Jeanne, but stills wants to surpass her as Da Vinci rightfully speculated it. She continues that though she is a counterfeit, there are no rules saying she can't make name for herself in the world. She continues further that people imagine Jeanne's death would warrant her vengeance, declaring herself to be an aspect of Jeanne. Therefore since she was born from hatred and murderous intent, Jeanne Alter is an Anti-Hero and a Avenger class Servant. She then orders Brynhild to attack the group. She denies EMIYA's deduction that most of her counterfeit Servants were men out of unconscious desire to be the protagonist by pointing out Brynhild. Mash suspects she wanted a female friend, but Jeanne Alter denies it. She claims the counterfeit Servants were merely expendable pawns, then fights the group with Brynhild. After Brynhild is defeated, Jeanne Alter blames herself for being unable to summon Brynhild in proper form. She assumes Brynhild will blame her before she dies like she assumes the others did. However, Brynhild says she and the other counterfeits enjoyed their time with her before disappearing. Jeanne Alter claims the counterfeits were pawn created for her amusement, but Da Vinci chides her for not realizing her true feelings. She explains the counterfeits already surpassed their originals and were sincerely enjoying themselves despite being fake. She continues they had genuine care and concern for Jeanne Alter. This confuses Jeanne Alter as she cannot understand why anyone would care for a vengeful girl like her. Da Vinci tells her to embrace her desire for vengeance and her role as Anti-Hero to become a complete Servant. Jeanne Alter hesitates at the notion of being summoned when Ritsuka says they would accept her. After a long bout of consideration, she accepts her inferiority complex to Jeanne and her desire to be wanted. She accepts her hatred will never cease and she will always be an Avenger no matter how many lives she saves. Yet despite all that, she says she will respond to Ritsuka's summons. However, she proceeds to fight the group out of revenge for them defeating her counterfeits. After being defeated, she says she enjoyed herself. She reveals her future self will form a bond with Ritsuka while her current self will disappear. She assumes her future self won't have memories of being a counterfeit Heroic Spirit, so the current her wanted to create at least one memory. She tells Ritsuka to take responsibility for her future self, and bids them farewell before disappearing.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Jeanne Alter is among the "special event" Servants assisting Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars.[5]

Shinjuku: The Malignant Quarantined Demonic RealmEdit

Jeanne Alter establishes her own territory in Shinjuku following her summoning after forming a truce with Artoria Alter to leave each other alone. At some point, she grievously wounded by Baal in the guise of James Moriarty, forcing her to retreat in the sewers. She later tries to incinerate the real Moriarty when he snuck into her territory. She is later attacked by EMIYA Alter under orders from Baal, annoyed that he twisted a sword into a modern gun. She then unleashes La Grondement Du Haine in a bid to destroy him, but to her annoyance, he used a shield to block it and escape. Having overexerted herself with that attack, she collapses and waits to disappear. She wonders if someone will rob her and dump her into the river, or defile her while she disappear. However, she is saved by the arrival of Ritsuka, Moriarty, and Artoria Alter. After insulting each other, Jeanne Alter asks her why she came since they had truce to leave each other alone. Artoria Alter answers that is no longer the case, and boasts she has a Master now to Jeanne Alter's belief. She assumes her Master is utterly incompetent until Ritsuka introduce themselves as said Master. She asks Ritsuka to let her join them, claiming she is a better Servant than either Artoria Alter or Moriarty. She fails to details how she's better than them when enemies arrive on the scene, having been attracted by the scent of her Noble Phantasm. After the battle, she asks Mash why she isn't helping them as a Shielder. Mash replies she is currently on Servant leave due to certain circumstance, which disappoints Jeanne Alter since Mash is their last bastion of defense. She recalls Mash refusing to let go of her shield while holding back tears from fear. Because of that she assumes Mash is a better human than her since she actually feels fear. Artoria Alter accuses her of trying to poach Mash, explaining she is one of her knights since Galahad is possessing her. Jeanne Alter counter she can do whatever wants since Mash isn't Galahad. She then tries to incinerate Moriarty, assuming he was one who previously wounded her so grievously. She stops though when Ritsuka says she can trust Moriarty that it was another him who attacked her. But like the others, she cannot trust him. Still she allows him to accompany them when Da Vinci says Moriarty risked his life to protect Ritsuka. She is annoyed that Artoria Alter isn't allowing her to accompany them, saying she is the same right as Moriarty does. She then notices Artoria Alter's clothes, and asks her why she picked them. Artoria Alter answers a good Servant always dresses to match their location. In response, Jeanne Alter searches the ruins of a nearby boutique under the pretense of that it's suspicious. She returns and surrounds the others and Hessian Lobo with her Noble Phantasm's flames on Moriarty's signal to prevent Hessian Lobo's escape. However, the group are unable to kill it and it escapes. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter realize Moriarty intends to target Phantom of the Opera and Christine Daaé next. They then get ready to fight each other until Moriarty convinces to delay it until Phantom and Christine are dead.

After the group return to Artoria Alter's hideout, Jeanne Alter expresses her disgust with it and Cavall II. She waits for Ritsuka to give their opinion on her new outfit, though she's disappointed by the response. After a phone call from Edmond Dantès, the group learn the other Moriarty is the leader of their enemy, the Phantom Demon Alliance. This further exacerbates Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter's distrust towards their own Moriarty. In response, Moriarty says they should defeat Phantom so he can gain their trust. He warns though they would be killed if they were to attack Phantom directly, which Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter agree with. He explains they would be severely outnumbered by the 200 Coloraturas stationed in Kabukicho if they were attack it directly. He, Jeanne Alter, and Artoria Alter recall destroying a few Coloraturas before, but Moriarty reveals they replenish their numbers with 36 hours. Moriarty explains the Coloraturas assign to patrol Kabukicho also regularly abduct people. Jeanne Alter delights that Artoria Alter recognizes Excalibur Morgan are being worthless in destroying Kabukicho when Moriarty reveals Shinjuku's magical energy comparable to the Age of Gods would reduce it significantly. The two nearly getting into fight when Artoria Alter mockingly implies Jeanne Alter wouldn't do much better. Moriarty then asks them to bring him a Coloratura, which he'll use to observe Kabukicho. After leaving the hideout, Jeanne Alter states if Moriarty were to betray them it would be at a crucial moment. The group then notice Coloratura kidnapping people, so they go in to capture one. After capturing a Coloratura and helping the people escape, the group return to the hideout. There it is revealed the Coloraturas are constructed from humans, with their flesh and nerves being placed into the dolls. After stating the humans once turned Coloraturas can't be saved, Moriarty reveals he rigged the Coloratura with a bomb. Said Coloratura will be placed back with the others when they return to Kabukicho at their regular intervals, and then its bomb will triggered. The explosion will cause confusion among the Coloraturas, which the group will use as an opportunity to kill Phantom and Christine. Jeanne Alter agrees with the plan, as the Colortura is no longer truly human. She even finds them worse than evil spirit and the like since at least those have vestiges of their original personalities unlike the Coloraturas. After Moriarty finishes rigging the Coloratura, and gives the detonator to Ritsuka, the group head for Kabukicho.

Placing the rigged Coloratura with the others, Moriarty orders Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter to take their positions. Ten minutes later the bomb is detonated by Moriarty instead of Ritsuka after seeing their determination to do so. The resulting explosion scatters the Coloraturas, so Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter move in to destroy them. They are later called by Mash to help Ritsuka and Moriarty against EMIYA Alter, but they're busy dealing with the still active Coloraturas. They arrive just when EMIYA Alter retreats thanks to Hassan of the Cursed Arm's intervention, disappointed their attacks barely missed. Jeanne Alter asks who Cursed Arm and wonders if he's an enemy, but Mash says he's an ally. Joined by Cursed Arm, the group escape Kabukicho and return to the hideout.

Back at the hideout, the group relax following their successful mission. It soon revealed though that Hassan is a disguised member of the Phantom Demon Alliance, Yan Qing. He takes Ritsuka hostage, but Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter arrive to stop him. He dodges their attacks, and makes his escape as Artoria Alter chases him on her motorcycle with Jeanne Alter following. Unfortunately, they're unable able to rescue thanks to being delayed by the Hornet soldiers and King Lear called by Yan Qing. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter later Moriarty for letting Ritsuka get kidnapped.

Fortunately, Ritsuka is rescued from the Phantom Demon Alliance's base, Barrel Tower, by Sherlock Holmes. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter immediately express their concern and relief upon their return. Returning to hideout, Jeanne Alter calls Sherlock dead weight when he introduces himself as a Caster unfit for combat. Nevertheless, she thanks him for saving Ritsuka. She tells him to leave, but he says he cannot. She ends up bickering with Artoria Alter again when the former warns Ritsuka against being too kind towards Moriarty. After learning of Moriarty's True Name, their distrust of him grows even further; Jeanne Alter compares him to the foxes who appear in morality tales. Sherlock then explains how the Alliance's goal of destroying the planet is possible without utilizing outside forces by doing what Thomas Edison and the Lion King tried to do. Not understanding what the others mean, Jeanne Alter demands to know what Edison and the Lion KIng try to do. Mash first explains the Lion King tried to use Rhongomyniad to preserve a portion of humanity and destroy the rest while the Incineration of Humanity was occurring. Jeanne Alter calls the Lion King an idiot for the plot, saying she should've let herself die with everyone else. She then expresses her hatred for kings who tries to solve things by themselves and kings who just give up. Mash then explains Edison sought to preserve America by separating it from the timeline. Da Vinci realizes and reveals that Shinjuku is in a culled timeline. Despite being told it'll have no adverse effect on history, Ritsuka decides to save Shinjuku regardless. Sherlock then reveals the method by which the evil Moriarty will use to destroy the planet. The evil Moriarty plans to use the powers of the Phantom he's fused with, Der Freischutz, to load a meteorite into Barrel Tower, then fire it into the planet's core as a magic bullet to destroy the planet. Jeanne Alter is annoyed that Moriarty just realized him being fused with Der Freischutz made him an Archer and let him fire bullets and missiles from a coffin he never carried in life. Ironically, she finds the Alliance's plan to destroy the planet even worse than when she tried to destroy France. She and Artoria Alter agree with Sherlock's decision to eliminate Yan Qing, finding his transformation ability troublesome. The group then leave to steal clothes for the purpose of Sherlock and Moriarty's plan. After defeating some thugs and their hacked Coloraturas, Ritsuka, Artoria Alter, and Jeanne Alter change clothes.

Now wearing dresses, Ritsuka, Artoria Alter, and Jeanne Alter enter a party hosted by Yan Qing. Jeanne Alter insulted compares Artoria Alter to a wax doll in her dress while Artoria Alter compares her to an actual witch in her dress. However, the two share in their delight at seeing Ritsuka being clearly uncomfortable with their disguise. Jeanne Alter then holds them while Artoria Alter proceeds to take pictures of them with the camera phone she took from a passerby and upload them to Chaldea's server. She then wonders when Yan Qing is going to appear, expressing her hatred for her dress. After seeing Artoria Alter dance with Ritsuka, she claims not to care for dancing, and is annoyed that Artoria Alter passed off as instinct. A party guest tries to ask her for a dance, but her scowl drives him away. Now having lost her patience, she now wants to burn the entire building down. Yan Qing then appears before the guests disguised as Artoria Alter. He eventually takes notices of her, and orders the Hornets to attack. Joined by Moriarty, the group defeat the Hornets followed by Romeo and Juliet. More Hornets then appears, with Yan Qing being disguised as one of then. Ritsuka removes their dress to shock him into revealing himself as part of Moriarty's plan. Yan Qing reveals his True Name, and fights the group. Sensing that he's going to lose, Yan Qing activates a bomb under the building to collapse it, prompting the group to escape. After he kills Yan Qing, Moriarty ponder if pride is necessary to live. Jeanne Alter responds that pride is worthless to her as a fake. She is confused however when Artoria Alter calls her a giant panda for not being proud. The group then prepare to leave when they're found by Hessian Lobo.

Confronted by Hessian Lob, the group see it has been fused with another Phantom, the Invisible Man, as indicate by its invisibility. Its Class then changes from Rider to Avenger, and instantly targets Ritsuka as they're the only human around. Unable to defeat it, the group decide who'll stay behind to hold Hessian Lobo while the rest escape. Jeanne Alter takes the task upon herself, so the others can escape. She tells them to use that time to find a way to defeat Hessian Lobo permanently. She rejects Artoria Alter's suggestion of choosing someone among their group fairly. She calls Ritsuka pathetic for not willing to sacrifice their allies. She denies Sherlock's assumption that her wanting to hold off Hessian Lobo herself is motivated by her sympathy for it as a fellow Avenger. She explains that she simply hates seeing it running around like a mindless monster, believing it should at least have a goal. She decides she will give it goal, so she give a real end. Before the others leave, Sherlock tells her to watch her feet, and Artoria Alter trusts her to hold Hessian Lobo back. As she fight Hessian Lobo, Jeanne Alter proclaims she knows how it thinks since they're the same. She tells it that their hatred will never disappear regardless of how many people they kill until the day they die. She declares she will put Hessian Lobo out of its misery, saying the fleeting dreams they see before death is the only solace for Avengers. Eventually though, Hessian Lobo fatally wounds her. She is annoyed however it isn't enjoying its revenge, but realizes it can't anymore. After suffering another wound, she unleashes La Grondement Du Haine in an effort to hold it off. She explains the flames come from her own body, doubtful it can shrug them off. She understands the flames won't kill it, but she's confident they will slow it down for a while. Unfortunately, she finally falls after Hessian Lobo wounds yet again. She contemplates her nature as a fake, whose unable to truly understand the pain of being burned alive. She calls Jeanne an idiot for wanting revenge after being burned at the stake, believing her to be insane for not doing so. She continues the world is irredeemably dark, claiming the most any so-called good person can do is to turn a blind eye. She recalls how she used to think she would never help good natured humans like Jeanne, finding them to be pathetic and helpless. After calling Jeanne a symbol of humanity, she calls Ritsuka an inconsiderate jerk for not asking her to dance. She then recalls Sherlock's advice before falling into unconsciousness.

Jeanne Alter is able to survive though by escaping into a man hole at the last moment as Sherlock's advised. She meets with Edmond, and they rescue William Shakespeare from his confinement in the Barrel Tower. They then both try to attack Moriarty, whose been revealed as the true mastermind to destroy the planet, but he manages to dodge both of them. Jeanne Alter explains how she survived, and shows she brought Shakespeare to help. After Shakespeare and Hans Christian Andersen summon the Great Detectives to aid Ritsuka, the group fight Moriarty after he empowers himself with the Grail. After Moriarty and the others disappear and the asteroid Bennu is destroyed, Jeanne Alter tells Ritsuka to grieve for Servants since they're meant to disappear. She yells at EMIYA Alter to not intrude upon their conversation when he agrees. She then asks him what happened to Artoria Alter, wondering if she got crushed by Bennu. EMIYA Alter replies she went to visit somewhere before she disappears, which Ritsuka and Jeanne Alter realize is Cavall II. After EMIYA Alter disappears, she suddenly cuts communications with Chaldea off. She then puts on her party dress and demands a dance from Ritsuka. After they dance, Jeanne Alter feels satisfied, and begins to disappear. She tells Ritsuka she'll practice more for the next time, expecting them to do the same, before finally disappearing.

AbilitiesEdit

As a Ruler, Jeanne Alter possesses the same Magic Resistance as her normal self and a lowered Charisma. Her Noble Phantasm is La Grondement Du Haine.

Jeanne Alter, having been produced by Gilles' wishes, possesses from birth the power of the Dragon Kind via the Dragon Witch Skill, a powerful Skill retrieved from the violent Hundred Years' War. She is believed to be an inverse phenomenon from saints possessing anecdotes of dispersing the Dragon Kind, such as Saint Martha or maybe Saint George. She possesses a unique Charisma that makes dragons obey her, and a power that raises the attack power of the party. Lower-class Dragon Kind members can be placed under her control and handled with a swing of her flag. At the same time, it also doubles as a non-standard Riding Skill and can even ride a Dragon Kind by acquiring this Skill.[1][2]

Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit

RulerEdit



SwimsuitEdit

"If she's going to wear a swimsuit, of course I have to wear one too!"

The magical power of summer has pushed the Dragon Witch over the edge. The instant she learned that the next destination was Hawaii-- she was a woman on a mission. Pulling an all-nighter marking up the travel guide with Post-it Notes. Planning the best itinerary to cover the tourist attractions within the limited schedule. Wrapping her body in a fetching dress like a Hollywood actress traveling in disguise. And off she goes, to the land of perpetual summer.

A lost Servant, turned into an agent of supreme power-- She is none other than Jeanne d'Arc Alter, a Berserker enflamed in a black fire of vengeance!

Jeanne Alter dons a swimsuit to match Jeanne d'Arc, her blood rival (at least that's what she thinks). Though her class has changed from Avenger to Berserker, she does not seem to have changed on the inside very much. She did become more devoted to hobbyism, and has started dabbling in German.

DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Takashi Takeuchi is the character illustrator for Jeanne d'Arc (Alter).[1][2] Yuuichirou Higashide is the scenario writer for her character.[1]

Comment from IllustratorEdit

"Originally, she was produced as a simple color change character and was planned as an event distribution Servant, but she got to be reconstructed as an official character, and her figure was pushed out by everybody who demanded for her. Her shading and a bit of her design differs from the Jeanne Alter that appeared in Chapter 1. Because there is a significance for her hairstyle in having its braid cut off, there was some resistance in having her hair grow out long for her third stage Ascension, but I also did this long hairstyle on Jeanne preferably because it was said to be towards a good direction, and hey, it was a good direction to have it be flashy after all."[1]

"She is Jeanne Alter (Ruler) at the time of her appearance in the first chapter. For the development in those days, since it was a time where there was no leeway for us mentally as well as timewise, the only option was to re-use Jeanne’s outfit with a color change. Although given that implementing a character of Jeanne with a color change in her standing pose is, as one would expect, unattractive, we made sure to turn around the way Jeanne was drawn in the key visuals. Even though she is called a NPC, she is drawn with distorted facial expressions and the likes, doing whatever I please without any kind of eagerness, and it was quite a bit of a surprise that a lot was pleased with that side of her. Nowadays, she totally became a character known for her amusing facial expressions."[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 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 Fate/Grand Order material III - Jeanne d'Arc (Alter), p.302-313, translated by Kinalvin at Reddit.
  2. 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
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Fate/Grand Order - Profile of Jeanne d'Arc (Ruler Alter), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Fate/Grand Order - Jeanne Alter's My Room Lines
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius
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