Caster's True Name is Zhuge Kongming (諸葛孔明, Shokatsu Kōmei?, Kongming is his Courtesy name), also known as Zhuge Liang, was a prominent politician in China's Three Kingdoms era. He was widely known as a military strategist, it was reported that it was mainly due to his abilities that the weaker and smaller state of Shu was able to resist the much larger Wei army for a quite some time. In death, Kongming still out smarted Zhongda.(
Due to the "extremely peculiar circumstances" of the Grand Orders, Lord El-Melloi II was forced to become a receptacle for his spirit to facilitate a successful summoning. Lord El-Melloi II himself lacks the means or history to become a Heroic Spirit. In the process, the Master Strategist analyzed who would be best in charge. Kongming judged that there was no need for himself to come to the forefront, since he already had a competent agent, so the role fell to Lord El-Melloi II, who was already acquainted with the modern era.
Caster takes the appearance of Lord El-Melloi II but as his ascension progress increases, his appearance takes the form of Waver Velvet.
Kongming is described as a monster of rationalism. The rationalism of Chinese and Western philosophies is incompatible. His thoughts and feelings are more in accordance with Lord El-Melloi II. Lord El-Melloi II only spoke with Kongming for a few minutes, but he calls Kongming a monster from ancient history and it didn't feel like he was talking to a human.
Lord El-Melloi II's dream was to reach Okeanos, but explains he is not quite ready to go find the boundless sea.
Septem: Eternal Madness EmpireEdit
Originally he was a stray Servant without a master, he encounters the young King of Conquerors and decided to lend him his power in leading the forces of the United Roman Empire. He is the strategist for Alexander and challenges the Protagonist and Shielder. Both he and Alexander are defeated by them.
Fate/Accel Zero OrderEdit
Lord El-Melloi II is a major character in this event. In the Chaldea Security Organization headquarters, Mash Kyrielight and Romani Akiman discuss about the singularity in Fuyuki's Fourth Holy Grail War. They discuss this matter with El-Melloi II as he had participated in that war, however El-Melloi II says that his knowledge may not be very useful since he is from another world line. Dr.Romani has already taken this into consideration but would still like El-Melloi II's help since he believes that even if the pasts were different, they both lead to the same future.
In his first interlude Heroic Spirit Possession (英霊憑依?), he explains his conditions to Shielder, Protagonist and Romani Akiman and further explains the difference between Demi-Servant and Pseudo-Servant. He demonstrated his abilities when they fought against monsters and he analyses the Protagonist's potential as a master.
In his second interlude Boundless Sea (見果てぬ海?), Lord El-Melloi II stares at the beach alone, he seems unapproachable as Shielder and the Protagonist hesitated to approach him. He was disappointed at the sea as he watches the waves of the sea. He explains that even though the sea was named Okeanos because of the Holy Grail, it is an underwhelming experience as the sea is not infinite and doesn't live up to it is name. Four warns them about approaching enemies. After defeating some monsters, he gifted the protagonist with Gemstones Mystic Code.
In his third interlude The Truth of Readvent (再臨の真実?), Lord El-Melloi II discovered himself turning into his younger self. He blames Stheno and Euryale for his sudden transformation. They travelled to the Shaped Isle, Waver demanded Stheno to dispel her curse. As negotiation turned sour, Stheno send her Golems to fight. Later Stheno and Euryale calls Medusa to fight. Although the goddesses defeated yet again, it turns out that Stheno and Euryale were not involved in his transformation. Waver is determined to find a way to get back to his old form back.
In Fate/hollow ataraxia, Shirou Emiya occasionally sees Rin Tohsaka appears as a Red strategist known as Zhuge Rin (諸葛凛, Shokatsu Rin?). She gives advice to Shirou with reference to Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
Caster is a Pseudo-Servant, strictly speaking he is neither El-Melloi II nor Kongming. For the grand goal of safeguarding humanity, their strengths and weaknesses were combined. Intermixing the two forces, shows the power that is not the original Servant. His combat strength may somewhat lacking, but he compensate for it with intellect. His knowledge, experience, and preparedness have somehow been fused with Kongming. Stheno calls him an A-Class Servant.
It turns out that his transformation to his younger self is thanks to Saint Graph Readvent. His powers as a Servant has not dropped. The form represents "the origin of an idea", it is most appropriate to when Caster fighting in the "leading role".
His skill as a magus actually is not much different from the Protagonist. He can make monster agitated by making their sexual pheromones excited. El-Melloi II uses Bagua Mirrors and Kongming's iconic feather fan in battle. He uses wind, earth and fire element spells.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
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 Fate/Grand Order - Caster Profile
Zhuge Liang Kong Ming (Lord El Mellio II) - Caster
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Takashi Takeuchi
Voice Actor: Namikawa Daisuke
Noble Phantasm: A
Discerning Eye: A
Advice of the Strategist: A+
Command of the Strategist: A+
Territory Creation: A
Item Construction: B
Unreturning Army: Stone Sentinel Maze
Type: Anti-Amy Noble Phantasm
Originally, Lord El-Melloi II was not someone possessing the caliber and the history that would result in a Servant.
However, the extremely unique circumstances of this Holy Grail War got involved and his summoning was made possible by becoming the vessel of the Heroic Spirit of China Zhuge Liang.
Level 1 Bond
Source: "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms"
Alignment: Neutral Good
A monster of rationalism.
Level 2 Bond
Zhuge Liang is widely known an excellent statesman, tactician from the Three Kingdoms Period of China, and it has been said that his strength played a great part in making possible for the small state of Shu to oppose the longstanding major power of Wei.
Level 3 Bond
Strictly speaking, this Servant is neither El-Melloi II or Zhuge Liang. The powers of both parties has mingled together, so abilities that cannot be found in the original Servant are being displayed. Also, thoughts and emotions conform with those of the vessel, El-Melloi II.
Level 4 Bond
Discerning Eye: A
Personal Skill. An ability that finds its cause not on Zhuge Liang, but on El-Melloi II. An technique that made Human Observation even more narrow. The judgment for in which shape the targeted human will acquire usefulness in the future is extremely outstanding.
Level 5 Bond
Stone Sentinel Maze - Formation of No Return
A legendary military formation set by Zhuge Liang at the occasion when he decided for his army to take flight. Composed by huge rocks, said formation bewildered invaders and drove them to death.
Pseudo-Servant... an Heroic Spirit, that for some reason cannot become a Servant, is summoned to this world by making a human body its vessel. Other than Lord El-Melloi II, multiple pseudo-Servants have been confirmed.
諸葛孔明〔エルメロイⅡ世〕 - キャスター
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Fate/Grand Order - Caster interlude 01: Heroic Spirit Possession
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fate/Grand Order - Caster interlude 02: Boundless Sea
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Fate/Grand Order - Caster interlude 03: The Truth of Readvent