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Berserker of the Bakumatsu (幕末のバーサーカー, Bakumatsu no Bāsākā?) is a Berserker-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

He is a member of the Shinsengumi. Hijikata is also a Non-classed Servant summoned by Okita Souji's Noble Phantasm, Flag of Sincerity, in Fate/KOHA-ACE.

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Berserker's True Name is Hijikata Toshizou (土方 歳三, Hijikata Toshizō?), the Vice-Commander of the Shinsengumi, a security organization active around Kyoto during the Bakumatsu period, Hijikata Toshizou. Upholding strictly absolute discipline within the squad, he is a feared demon of a vice-captain even amongst the peerless swordsmen that are his squad-mates.[1]

A samurai who threw away his pale blue haori, put on western clothing, picked up a gun and continued to fight against the changing era in order to follow through with his own truth.[1]

Hijikata's life ended as the samurai was shot to death at Hakodate.

AppearanceEdit

PersonalityEdit

Although a Berserker, normal conversations are possible. Contrary to his demon-like fighting style, in the battlefield he is a pragmatist who also has the flexibility to employ any means necessary to win. That being said, he doesn't endorse the ruthlessless of characters such as Nobunaga. When the Master that summoned him has given up to fight, he will instantly become a target for purging.[1]

In battle he rages wildly like a devil yet retains his rational aspect as a tactician, a rare type of Berserker. The demonic vice-captain bearing the brand of loyalty ---Shinsengumi, advance![1]

Many of Hijikata's lines, particularly during his Noble Phantasm, indicate that the Shinsengumi will not or cannot perish. Although his identity marks the defeat of the Shinsengumi as a whole, he claims to also be forward thinking and does not dwell on the past or future. While Hijikata is not fond of younger girls, particularly those who are childish (such as Nobunaga or Chacha), he is fond of mature women (such as Carmilla) and is slightly bold when interacting with them.

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

GUDAGUDA Meiji RestorationEdit

Fate/Koha-AceEdit

Hijikata appears along with other members of the Shinsengumi when Sakura Saber uses Flag of Sincerity to fight Demon Archer. Along with the others, they are able to defeat Archer before being interrupted by Caster.

AbilitiesEdit

A rare type of Berserker, who displays both the savagery of an Evil Spirit and the rational aspects of a tactician in battle.[1]

The Law of the Shinsengumi (局中法度, Kyokuchu Hatto?) prohibits:

  1. Deviating from Bushido. (一、士道ニ背キ間敷事?)
  2. Leaving the Shinsengumi. (一、局ヲ脱スルコトヲ不許?)
  3. Raising money privately. (一、勝手ニ金策致不可?)
  4. Taking part in litigations. (一、勝手ニ訴訟取扱不可?)
  5. Engaging in private fights. (一、私ノ闘争ノ不許?)

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 Fate/Grand Order - Hijikata Toshizō Profile, Translated by Master of Chaos
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