Also known as:
Child of Light
Hound of Culann
Cú Chulainn (犬クー・フーリン?), Class Name Lancer (ランサー, Ransā?), is the Lancer-class Servant of Misaya Reiroukan in the Second Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype. He is one of the Servants of Ritsuka Fujimaru of the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
He shares an identical True Name with another Lancer. While being "sort of the same person", Lancer is more youthful in both body and mind than his counterpart. Also known as the Hound of Culann, he is the Child of Light descended from the sun god Lugh, known as a peerless great hero from the Ulster Cycle. Mentored by Scáthach, he received Gae Bolg from her.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Lancer is a rough-looking man around twenty years of age, "not too much younger" than his counterpart. While sharing the same basic design as the other Lancer, his "greatest charm" is that he lacks the same full-body tights. He instead bears heavy armor, but his speed is not lesser because of it. He wears a protective amulet, a wolf's head holding a crescent moon. He noticeably lacks the iconic earrings worn by his three older counterparts.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Lancer has a similar personality to a hunting dog, but he is a pleasant man despite being coarse. He will not explicitly state “which one is better” between the values of justice and villainy, but he possesses righteous nature tending towards justice. Compared to his older counterpart, he is not mature enough to admit that the world is unreasonable, possessing a balance of good and evil, so he can be compared to Shirou Emiya in that sense. His feelings towards Scáthach comprise somewhat of a greater portion of his heart than his counterpart, possibly due to youth or "the season." He likes Misaya for this reason, feeling that she is an "iron lady" fundamentally similar to his master.
During the Grand Orders, he thinks favorably of a Master "facing the challenge of restoring human history", likely to have no reservations about lending his strength to the cause. Despite that, caution is advised in that he will not have the same reactions as his counterpart.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Prototype[edit | edit source]
Lancer attacks Ayaka Sajyou before she summons Saber due to Misaya being weary of the daughter of the assumed victor of the previous war. Invading with a large pack of Misaya's familiar hounds at her insistence, Lancer is unmotivated as Ayaka fights off the hounds, asking Misaya telepathically about the meaning of it. She explains her reasoning and orders Lancer to bring her Ayaka's head. Still unmotivated, he goes to confront Ayaka, toying with her as she retreats. Chasing her into the garden with the last two remaining hounds, Lancer moves to finish her, stabbing her in the chest. Her chest subsequently begins to glow after the impact, causing a summoning circle to appear. Saber is summoned, forcing Lancer back and then causing him to retreat after his makeshift spear is broken. After the battle, he returns to Misaya, restraining himself as she berates him for not finishing Ayaka, and simply shrugging as she further becomes angry after learning he failed to kill Saber.
On one particular night, a couple of days after he attacks Ayaka Sajyou and witnesses Saber's summoning, Lancer goes to check out Archer at his high-rise hideout to determine how strong of an opponent he is. As Archer is watching the lights of the city from one of the windows, he scoffs at the greed of man and muses on how he shall embroil himself in the greedy desires that fill the city. He then questions the faith of the people and wonders what they are praying to. Suddenly, Lancer interrupts saying, "How should I know? Humans and the like, don’t seem to have changed much since my time,” before materializing. Looking at Lancer's shoddily made lance (the one created by Misaya Reiroukan), Archer insults it, but Lancer shrugs it off, already realizing that Archer had sensed him coming. Even though Misaya had ordered him to take out Archer if he wanted to, Lancer decides against it and leaves having realized that Archer is not an average Servant to mess with in his current state.
After a week has passed into the Holy Grail War, Lancer has faced Saber, Archer, and Rider while not being allowed to use the sealed Gae Bolg. Beginning to distrust his Master, she believes his is dissatisfied with her plan, claiming that she sealed Gae Bolg in case of his betrayal. He explains that is not the reason, citing that he can make do even if the battles are tough without his spear. He is instead angry about how she is not taking the offense towards other Masters even though she has a time limit, so he thinks she should forgo any notion of elegance. She rebukes him, causing him to simply shrug and think of the similarity to his teacher and Medb. She then explains why she summoned him, wishing for a hero killed by a woman as they have already learned to fear women.
Lancer and Misaya later encounter Saber and Ayaka again, and Saber is forced back due to the difference in the Masters' capability. During their exchange, Saber calls Misaya a terrible Master, causing Lancer to say that it's "the end" to be told such by Saber of all people. Saber is forced to release Excalibur from Invisible Air, using it to bring Ayaka to safety. Lancer experiences great joy in seeing Saber unleash his Noble Phantasm, praising him as a knight among knights. When Ayaka brings up his comment about her also being a horrible Master, Lancer then reveals he was speaking of Saber's former Master, Manaka Sajyou.
Due to the machinations of Manaka, Misaya's time limit runs out and she becomes a "fallen angel", so he becomes the Servant of Ayaka who recently lost Saber in exchange for help in killing his zombified Master.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Interlude[edit | edit source]
In his interlude To the Nameless Battlefield, Cú Chulainn has a shared dream with Ritsuka of a battlefield, but Ritsuka perceives it as the one from Rome due to it being the most recent similiar sight as Cú Chulainn states. After Cú Chulainn defeats an army that he perceives to as a Connacht army, he fights an older version of himself. Though the battle ends in a draw, the two Cú Chulainns compliment each other's skills, then, after Cú Chulainn states his skills have improved with the dream, the dream ends.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Although he possesses heavy armor in comparison to the other Lancer, Lancer's A+ Agility parameter exceeds that of his counterpart, possibly owing to his "youthful mentality of pitching forward" making some form of difference rather than a difference in their physical capabilities. He is a beast-master, particularly displaying excellent compatibility with dogs and the familiars raised by Misaya. Much like his counterpart, he has mastered Rune magecraft.
He possesses the same Noble Phantasm as his counterpart, Gae Bolg, possessing both the ability to reverse causality for an unavoidable strike to the heart and an Anti-Army function. Within the Prototype world, Misaya has sealed it due to believing that revealing such a technique so readily was lacking elegance, so he instead uses a green, makeshift spear. He initially possesses the same spear in the Grand Orders, but regains Gae Bolg through Ascension.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Grand Order - Lancer Profile [T]
Cú Chulainn (Prototype) - Lancer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Kazuya Nakai
Noble Phantasm: B
Rune Magic: B
Protection from Arrows: B
Beast Killer: B+
Magic Resistance: C
Gáe Bolg: Piercing Scarlet Spear
A peerless great hero from the Celtic, Ulster mythology.
The "Child of Light" that received the blood of the sun god Lugh, his alias is hound of Culann. He is sort of the same person as the Lancer that is summoned with identical True Name, but - in both mind and body - he is somewhat more youthful than "that one".
Level 1 Bond
Source: Celtic mythology
Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gender: Male
Has mastered Rune magecraft in the same way as "that one".
Level 2 Bond
A rough-looking pleasant man. Does not speak about "which is better" between justice and villainy, but his nature has a tendency towards justice. Not enough of an adult to understand things such the world's unreasonableness, the equal value of good and evil.
He is also a beast-master. In particular, compatibility with dogs is excellent.
Level 3 Bond
Compared with the Lancer that is summoned with the same True Name, he is equipped with a heavy armor. And yet, the AGI parameter is A+, which exceeds "that one". One might think that this is not a difference in the performance of the body, but that the youthful mentality of pitching forward has lead to some sort of difference.
Level 4 Bond
"Piercing Scarlet Spear"
Gáe Bolg. A spear of reversal of causality.
A scarlet spear - and spearmanship - received from his mentor Scáthach.
It has two kind of attack methods; the anti-unit thrusting and the anti-army throwing.
Level 5 Bond
His feelings, thoughts towards his mentor Scáthach somewhat comprise a greater part of his heart than "that one". It is unknown if this is due to youth, or due to season.
Evidently, he is still unable to accept the world's unreasonableness, the equal value of good and evil--
He will probably think favorably of the Master who is facing the challenge of restoring human history, and should have no reservations about lending his strength.
But one must be careful. He is not bound to have the same reactions as "that" Lancer with the same True Name!
クー・フーリン [プロトタイプ] - ランサー
- Fate/Prototype Material - Page: 39
- Fate/Prototype material - S09/MISAYA (II)
- Sakurai H, 2014, Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver - Novel 1 - Special Act [Servants], Translations by PhoenixRising, viewed on 11 July 2018, <http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/7349-Fate-Prototype-Blue-Silver-Fragments-Complete-Version/page9>
- Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver - Best Friend Arc - Act 6
- Fate/Prototype material - S03/LANCER'S ATTACK, S04/THE SUMMONING OF SABER, S05/MISAYA (I), S09/MISAYA (II), S13/AYAKA AND MISAYA