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Berserker (バーサーカー, Bāsākā?) is a Berserker-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

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Identity

Berserker's True Name is Florence Nightingale (フローレンス・ナイチンゲール, Furōrensu Naichingēru?), the Angel of Crimea whose credo was the dutiful dedication to and attendance of the sick, injured, and dying. A woman of unflinching conviction that owns a mentality that is tenacious and never becomes disheartened, she showed these qualities most often through words; if something needed to be said, she would say it, heedless of whoever it is, such as whether the recipient of her was a yeoman, or even the monarch of the British Empire. Her nickname is "Little War Office", and she owns a persistence that could also be described as a one-woman army.[2]

A person of the British Empire from the 18th~19th Century. The strongest maiden that believed unconditionally in saving people. She opposed the cruel "era" and "world" itself with absurdity according to the means called nursing and health care.[1]

At the time of having returned to her country from her military service as a nurse manager, from her achievements as the "Angel of Crimea", she arrived with a large amount of money as donation from a great number of soldiers, and thus starts the outset of her as an influential person, the origin of her who loves each and every person of the British Empire far and wide. The Nightingale Foundation, which was established from that source, was used to establish a nursing development school, build London's St. Thomas' Hospital, etc.—before long, nurses received Nightingale's teachings at St. Thomas' Hospital, and afterwards, they have set off from the hospital to around the world, where they said to have carried out a great contribution by improving nursing and hygiene in the world. Her actions have changed the world, little by little, but surely. Even now, every nurse participating in the scene of health care made an oath through the "Nightingale Pledge".[1]

History

"I want to save people"———[1]

That desire was excessively strong.[1] Despite having originated from a prosperous upper-class, and even while treated as a flower of high society, Nightingale's young self had aspired to become a nurse (registered nurse), which was regarded as a lowly occupation.[2][1] Naturally, she was opposed. Vehemently opposed by her older sister and mother, that is. Although it was said to some degree that she fell into insanity, she however never gave up, and she studied abroad at the German Institute of Kaiserswerth that had cutting-edge medical care of the 18th Century.[1]

After acquiring the knowledge and techniques of nursing and medical care, Nightingale undertook a reform of the nursing system as the superintendent of a clinic on Harley Street, London. Using private funds to build modern facilities, she also endeavored to improve the situation of nurses. Afterwards, she accepted the request of Sidney Herbert (her acquaintance and a Wartime Minister) and departed to the Crimean War as the nurse manager of the British Empire's Army Hospital, but...[2]

What she found there, was hell.[2]

With unsanitary conditions caused by a lack of understanding of medical treatment and nursing and many antiquated regulations being rampant, Nightingale roused herself and the nurses that were together with her, of whom they were her colleagues, in conducting a reform of the wartime medical treatment that had been reduced into such a hellish condition.[2][1] Although "the mortality rate of the wartime clinic skyrocketed" for a time, she continued her work without bending away from her beliefs and thoroughly enforced and permeated sanitary health and proper nursing, gathered materials by throwing away private funds with no regret, and after half a year, led to success by saving many lives. Eventually, she managed to curb a mortality rate that was close to 40% to a mere 5%.[2]

The soldiers said this. "I saw an angel."[2]

Every newspaper of London extolled that Nightingale was indeed a true angel who had flown down onto the battlefield. The people were crazy about that woman-hero that had appeared in the age of the Queen. There were many applauses.[2] She would receive requests for news coverage, proposals for marriage, and so on—however, she did not smile.[2][1] She's not an angel. Just, someone only saving people.[2]

Nightingale continued to work, undertaking a major reform of wartime medical treatment and military health.[2] Bringing in even Queen Victoria as an ally, who was the head of the state at that time, she promoted her reforms.[2][1] The deed of promoting analysis of medical records for the sake of those reforms is also known as the forerunner of statistics studies.[2] Furthermore,

Appearance


Personality

If it is for the sake of saving lives, there is no problem in losing lives—such excessively pure belief and terrific posture would probably even be evaluated as "madness and horror" at times. Therefore, she was given the Class Berserker. She may be reluctant about it.. no, if it would save people, she would not mind at all.[2]

Because of her present manifestation, she is in a condition in which said her mentality is combined with an EX Mad Enhancement Skill, unlike what she was in life (probably), as such, "she does not listen to people at all".[2]

For Nightingale whose existence is consolidated to the single point of always saving a person, she doesn't cleanly recognize her Master. While she vaguely recognizes the "commander of her own army", she would relentlessly says things like "You should improve your sanitation" and "Do you intake enough nutrition?" However, she doesn't listen to the replies.[1]

She wants to do rescue operations, nursing, sanitation improvements, and so on.[1]

She speaks with a composed expression, but is difficult to come to a mutual understanding since after all, "she speaks to herself".

Role

Fate/Grand Order

The Vengeance Demon Howls in the Prison Tower

Berserker first appears in the Prison Tower event, having lost her memories. Edmond Dantès decides to start calling her Mercédès after his first love.

E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America

Salomon: The Grand Time Temple

She is amongst the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity Servant to assist the Chaldea against Demon Gods Pillar.[4]

Death Jail Summer Escape ~Medb's Great Bastille of Guilt and Despair~

Abilities

Body Comprehension (人体理解?) is a skill that grasp of the inner workings of the human body, like a piece of precision machinery. All actions intended to heal through Skills, Magecraft, etc are improved. Able to target enemy vitals with extreme precision, and all damage inflicted is increased. In addition, all damage received by the user is reduced. Nightengale's knowledge of anatomy is not just recorded in her memory, but is ingrained in her body and instincts as well.[1]

Nurse of Steel (鋼の看護?) is her personal skill. Using scalpels and medicines created from Magical Energy, she can treat the injuries of her allies. Strengthened by the anecdotes of the people she saved, even the most serious of injuries can be treated. Treatment is possible whether the patient is a Human or a Servant. While the techniques she uses are from the 18th to 19th century, others attempting to replicate her technique cannot hope to achieve the same results.[1]

Angel's Cry (天使の叫び?) is a cry from the heart of the woman known as the Angel of Crimea. The spirits of those who hear it stir, granting a remarkable boost to their survival instincts.[1]

Development

Creation and Conception

Keitarou Takahashi is the character designer for Berserker.[1][2] Hikaru Sakurai was responsible for Florence Nightingale's Scenario in Fate/Grand Order.[1]

References

  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 Fate/Grand Order material III - Florence Nightingale, p.214-223, translated by TwilightsCall & GundamFSN
  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 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Florence Nightingale, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  3. Fate/Grand Order - EMIYA Interlude 1: Requirements of a Master
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 06: V / Arsenal Halphas
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