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Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā?) is a Caster-class Servant of Chaldea Security Organization in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. She later contracts with Ritsuka Fujimaru

ProfileEdit

IdentityEdit

Caster's True Name is Leonardo da Vinci (レオナルド・ダ・ヴィンチ, Reonarudo da Vinchi?), a genius branded as omnipotent. A person of Europe’s 15th~16th Century. A prominent genius who provided a lot of influence on the advancement of civilization and who left his name behind in human history. Although he is recorded to be a peerless handsome young man, a matchless pretty boy————this is in fact his appearance. Regardless, age and gender has no effect before a true genius. Doctrines and fashion may change with the times, but there is merely one truth. Whatever happens, da Vinci is the unrivaled omnipotent one![1][2]

There exists a statue of David that was constructed by having his adolescent figure as a model.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Everything was possible. Her teacher Verrocchio, Machiavelli and Botticelli of whom are her friends, Cesare and the French King Francis I, her sponsors and so forth, and the people of the world, all called and praised da Vinci as a natural genius. Such things are nice, but that is incorrect. Everything is the fruit of learning. It is nothing more than a motivation of having studied for the “origin of all creation”. He/she reflects on this quietly as thus.[1]

Certainly, da Vinci is self-aware that there is practically no one who can rival his/her “output”. The sole person that can compare with him/her is more or less, Michelangelo, really. But even that is only in the field of the fine arts. In other fields such as science and mathematics, there is no one who surpasses him/her. What is the reason?[1]

It’s learning. That is, it is no more than information being “inputted” and accurately grasped, organized and stored in da Vinci's head as knowledge that can be feasibly referred to at all times. However, one can conclude that this is not something someone has that was produced from nothing, but rather, it is due to a talent bestowed by a god. The particulars of so far as “outputting” practical applications/developments is from the basis of the information being “inputted” into his/her head, and it seems to be a mechanism that is sufficiently well-reasoned. Everybody can do it. So why is he/she different?[1]

However, people far and wide called da Vinci omnipotent. The Universal Man (Uomo Universale) with no person that can rival him/her in this world.[1]

Heh, yes, I see. Omnipotent. All of you are calling me as such.[1]

In this way, da Vinci was “self-aware” of his/her omnipotence. Knowing the existence of magic that is concealed in Mystery, and also letting his/her talent in that field blossom, already, it is no more than a natural result for him/her. Although his/her body does not even possess the Magic Circuits that are refined by the bloodline according to one’s family lineage, as well as a Magic Crest that is the result of the diligent studies of successive generations of magi, the omnipotent one was going strong. Naturally, regarding the quantity of her Magic Circuits that he/she was born with, it is understandably negligible. And yet, its quality is something that should be called outside the standard, while concerning its composition, it is very abnormal. It would mean that his/her omnipotence would be also demonstrated to the magical world.[1]

Even in spite of the very short training time————He/she manipulated multiple attributes and mastered multiple Thaumaturgical Systems.[1]

"How is it possible? How, does he have so much talent? Is it possible to attain those abnormal Magic Circuits? Perhaps that is, something caused by the blood of a mage from the Age of Gods being left behind in you, expressed as an atavism, is it not?"[1]

Da Vinci informs the inquiries of the magus of the Clock Tower, who became her acquaintance, even though it is not to the extent of calling him a friend, with this:

Now look, it’s because at any rate, I am ‘omnipotent’, right?[1]

The appearance of his/her smile is beautiful, as if a goddess has descended to the earth. No doubt, it is because da Vinci is omnipotent even in regards to beauty.[1]

AppearanceEdit

While a male normally, da Vinci says that the Mona Lisa represented the ideal beauty she pursued during her life, so she feels nothing wrong in having become that beauty itself.


PersonalityEdit

Rational, yet placid. However, at things that are very interesting to him/her, da Vinci will jump at it with sparkling eyes. A type of genius that accurately grasps one’s abilities. What he/she can do, and what he/she cannot do. What others can do, and what they cannot do. Basically, because he/she can grasp (calculate) and speculate/observe everything with merely a glance, he/she is always composed. The point is, one should be composed and without being any different than usual, even if one falls into a desperate situation with no escape, and it’s no good if one doesn’t be careful. For him/her, the “unexpected” doesn’t simply occur, and even if it does occur, he/she completely assesses with great interest that rare situation. Just because it is said that he/she puts on a face that grasps anything, one should not be restricted, nor is it good, to completely rely on him/her.[1]

The fact that his/her current self is in a young female body is something da Vinci is relatively unaware of. After taking a bath, he/she is the type to prowl around as he/she likes while naked. Regardless of whoever is around.[1]

Da Vinci admits he/she is a pervert and does not seem to hide this fact.

After becoming a Servant of the protagonist, da Vinci considers the Master as a “pupil”, and he/she conducts him/herself as a “teacher”. If one would have to say it, they would say he/she is someone who has a familiarity similar to a “teacher who is close in age” to their pupil rather than someone who is a “great teacher”.[1]

While extremely intelligent, da Vinci is also humble and kind to those around her, though she is more than willing to boast of her greatness when reasonably allowed. She is able to handle grave matters like Mash's deteriorating conditions and the havoc caused by Solomon with a gentle but understanding attitude.

However, da Vinci is not without her eccentricities. She seemingly possesses a great affection for birds and subjects related to them. For example, when creating a vehicle to cross the deserts in Jerusalem, she adds a multitude of wing designs found on many of her previous inventions and dubbed the vehicle the Ornithricopter. She also keeps a beautifully crafted mechanical bird perked on her shoulders at all times.

Da Vinci has a penchant for eavesdropping, especially when Dr. Roman is talking. There is also her habit of putting on a pair of glasses when activating her Noble Phantasm.

RelationshipsEdit

Romani Archaman
A close friend who is her colleague.
"■■■■■■ with a tendency to ■■■■ ■■■■■■, isn’t he? Good grief."[1]
King of Magecraft
"Good grief. Jeez."[1]
Makiri Zolgen
As a matter of fact, an acquaintance. In their early years, da Vinci is an acquaintance with Makiri, who is an idealist. Although not a comrade, he/she conjectured and recognizes him as an excellent magus.[1]
Michelangelo
One of da Vinci's few friends. Although it was only in the fine arts, he is a companion who stood equal with him/her, possessing a natural genius not inferior to his/her own.[1]
Sherlock Holmes
As for that genius, it is irritating to keep an eye on him since the beginning…[1]
■■■ ■■■■■
"————Ah, like that sort of thing?"[1]

RoleEdit

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

The third Heroic Spirit summoned by Chaldea. A Servant summoned during a time when the Heroic Spirit Summoning System: FATE was still incomplete. Although it was said that she was about to depart before long as a result of the system’s instability, she had grown great interest when she comprehended Chaldea’s circumstances, and it is said that she chose to set up residence in Chaldea due to Romani Archaman’s persuasions. Da Vinci constructed a duplicate puppet of herself, and she is suspended in the present era by asserting that as her Master. The thing she just did is the same technique as a certain doll maker somewhere out there.[1][2]

Da Vinci is, so to speak, a fraud Servant that is suspended in the present era under a “masqueraded contract”. If she acquires a legitimate Master by means of a summoning, she will finally become a Servant “that can get to do battle and go out on the front lines.[1]

Da Vinci and The Seven Counterfeit Heroic SpiritsEdit

Inside her workshop, Leonardo da Vinci examines a counterfeit of one of her works. Fearing this could create a new Singularity, she activates the emergency alarm system. After Ritsuka Fujimaru, Mash Kyrielight, EMIYA, and Romani Archaman assemble in the main room, da Vinci broadcasts to all Servants and Ritsuka to go to her workshop combat ready within one minute. She is slightly disappointed only EMIYA came with Ritsuka and Mash to her workshop, thinking seven nosy Servants would be lured. EMIYA explains those Servants avoided coming as the broadcast came from her workshop, which shocks da Vinci at her own unpopularity. She then gets annoyed by Romani's arrival, who she didn't want to come, after he chides for understanding people's feelings. Getting to the point of why she called the group to her workshop, da Vinci claims to have reached the truth of the world, and identified its lies. To illustrate her point, she shows a copy of own her Mona Lisa Craft Essences expect it wasn't made in her workshop. After admiring EMIYA's ability to identity counterfeits, da Vinci explains the Mona Lisas she sold before easily had suddenly stopped selling. She went to investigate the reason when she found the counterfeit Mona Lisa. Deciding the counterfeiter to be evil, she tasks Ritsuka and the others with finding and defeating them. She decides to go with the group, easily convincing Romani to let her, and catching EMIYA before he ran off.

After they rayshift to the Singularity, da Vinci explains to the others that she concluded the counterfeits originated from the era by examining their spiritron information. The group go to a town to gather information, where they encounter Gaius Julius Caesar and Paracelsus von Hohenheim. Da Vinci orders the group to attack the two, not believing in their claims of innocence. After being defeated, Caesar tells the group of a group of counterfeiters operating in town. He reveals the countefeiters' workshop is run by a Servant, which prompts da Vinci to ponder if it's one of the Renaissance artists. Entering the counterfeiters' workshop, da Vinci orders the other to take all of its manuscripts, which are copies of her own. However, the group deal with an enemy attack followed by an encounter with a Servant who Romani and EMIYA identifies as a counterfeit. Alexander confirms their observations, but refuses to give EMIYA more informations as he believes he'll kill him after obtaining it. Well aware of the condition of his body, Alexander explains he is required to be pure and innocent for that will bring "her" peace. Refusing to reveal who "she" is, he exclaims his role is of " a talented little stepbrother who adores the big sister living with him!". Expressing the same confusion as the rest at his back story, considering it be a very girly wish, he fight the group. After they defeat him, Alexander reveals there are more counterfeit workshops spreading fakes of da Vinci's works before disappearing.

Later, the group find themselves in a snowy region when they're surrounded by monsters. After they're killed, da Vinci has Romani analyze a homunculus they killed. Romani confirms it as a counterfeit, which helps her ascertain the group are heading for the next counterfeit workshop. Arriving in cave where the workshop is, the group are greeted by counterfeit Hector, asking them to let him go. When asked what his goal, he answers it's to pat "her" head, to the group's confusion. Hector states his role is "A friendly, free-spirited older man who's back from overseas, who may or may not be related by blood!". Seeing the other's confusion, he explains "she" wants a caring, gentle, and sweet person who does whatever "she" says. Da Vinci is able to understand Hector's role when he explains caring for a spoiled child ("she") is a test of trust. However, she says she can't forgive the counterfeit Mona Lisas, hating not the skill but the passion. In terms of skill, it is an inferior copy, but the passion is real. That passion isn't imitating da Vinci though, instead trying to surpass her. After confirming da Vinci's suspicions, Hector fights the group. After he's defeated, da Vinci tells Hector that he lost because he was weak not because he's a counterfeit. After he disappears, da Vinci contemplates the notion of a passionate counterfeit that seeks to surpass the original. She then licks a counterfeit Mona Lisa, and ascertaining from the taste of the pain, the group's next stop is the beach.

Arriving at the beach, da Vinci explains to Mash that she tasted calcium carbonate in the paint, which made her think the paint was made from shells. The group then encounter counterfeit Siegfried, who's trying to not act humble like the original to surpass them. When Siegfried says "she" told him to be bolder, da Vinci realizes "she" doesn't hate her, and compares "her" to dried up fresco. However, upon Siegfried's defeat, the group are ambushed by the counterfeit Arash and Arjuna, but Mash and EMIYA are able to defend against it. Da Vinci asks Arash and Arjuna about the relationship between and their Master, speculating they were assigned a role like the others. Arjuna states his role is "a very sadistic science major upperclassman who gets all lovey-dovey when it matter mosts.". Arash says his role is "the older childhood friend who's an humanities major and lives next door!". He also explains Siegfried's role was "the friendly class celebrity who, by coincidence, sits next to you in class.". Unsure whether if it's for money or another objective, da Vinci tells Arash and Arjuna that their Master has been pirating her works. When Arjuna offers not to attack if the group withdraw, da Vinci considers it out of concern for Ritsuka's safety despite being bothered by so many counterfeits being circulated. She goes on to exclaim that art, a visual medium, is worthless if there are humans left to look at it. Realizing she was be selfish, she requests Romani to rayshift them back, but Ritsuka tells him not to. Da Vinci confused by the decision, insists she can create new works of art until Ritsuka says they want her real works. Inspired by Ritsuka's words, the group fight Arash and Arjuna. After they're defeated, da Vinci speculates their Master resides at a art museum, but neither Archer confirm it before disappearing. After thanking Ritsuka for their help, she reveals the museum serving as the Master of the counterfeits is the Louvre, where the Mona Lisa was originally displayed.

Inside the Louvre, da Vinci has Romani scan the museum for Servants, which he confirms the counterfeits are there. After defeating counterfeits of Chevalier d'Eon, Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, Leonidas I, and Phantom of the Opera, the group continue through the museum when they encounter counterfeit Gilles de Rais. He explains to the group that his role is of "a sad father who was loved by his daughter when she was a kid, but is now hated by her since she became a rebellious teenager!". After Ritsuka refuses Gilles' request to leave "her" be, da Vinci tell him that they know her identity, and simply want to understand her motive. She continues the group may have a rough idea of "her" motive, but she can't approve merely imagining it. After the group defeat Gilles, they speculate who the other counterfeit with "her" is. Figuring "she" is weaker at detecting Servant due to being a counterfeit, the group attempt to ambush "her". Bursting into the room where "she" is, they see Jeanne Alter being uncomfortably embraced by counterfeit Brynhild, who thinks she's Sigurd. As the group try to talk to Jeanne Alter, she kicks away Brynhild, only 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 states it's impossible to destroy her forever as she now exists as a concept in response to their belief she was destroyed forever in Orleans. She confirms EMIYA's observations that the chances of her being summoned again were infinitesmal as a result of Gilles's defeat (the only one who wished for her) and the Holy Grail's capture (the one that created her). Jeanne Alter then reveals she was able to summon herself back by inverting Gilles' wish to have Jeanne d'Arc back. She accepts her 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 vengenance, so she calls herself one aspect of Jeanne. Jeanne Alter then reveals his class is the irregular Avenger class, and orders Bryhild to fight the group. After Brynhild is defeated, da Vinci asks Ritsuka how they should resolve the situation. Da Vinci chides Jeanne Alter for not realizing her true feelings when she claims the counterfeits were mere pawns. She tells her that her goal to surpass the original was achieved by creating counterfeits that surpassed the originals. Seeing the counterfeits enjoyed themselves more than the originals, she believes they were concerned for and deeply cared about Jeanne Alter. She also agrees with Ritsuka that counterfeits weren't faking their affection for Jeanne Alter despite all the carnage they've witnessed. Da Vinci tells her that she can't believe her, then she can at least believe Ritsuka. As Jeanne Alter becomes confused and enraged by her thirst for vengeance, da Vinci says that need for vengeance is alright. She tells her that she should have become an Anti-Hero, so she could be summoned as a Servant. After Ritsuka says they'd accept Jeanne Alter as their Servant, da Vinci calls them the perfect five-star whether if Jeanne Alter is a Heroic Spirit of an Anti-Hero. She then asks Jeanne Alter what she'll do, to which she'll accept being Ritsuka's Servant after a long bout of consideration. However, the group are forced to fight her as they defeated her counterfeits. Before the fight, da Vinci states her belief that Jeanne Alter needs to fight this battle so as to not hold grudge against Ritsuka. After Jeanne Alter is defeated, the group retrieve a fragment of the Grail she possessed. Da Vinci agrees with EMIYA's statement that there are certain people who need to be defeated before they can move forward. She then request for them to return to Chaldea, saying she won't come to the front unless it's urgent.

Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Shinjuku: The Malignant Quarantined Demonic RealmEdit

Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of CorpsesEdit

Salem: The Taboo Epiphany GardenEdit

Second PrologueEdit


AbilitiesEdit

Da Vinci's Personal Skills include Natural Born Genius (天賦の叡智, Tenpu no Eichi?) and Pioneer of the Stars (星の開拓者, Hoshi no Kaitaku-Sha?). Her Golden Rule (Body) (黄金律(体), Ōgon-Ritsu (Karada)?) Skill is the possession of a perfect goddess-like body, preserving beauty. Leonardo intentionally acquired this Skill for his benefit when he “redesigned” his body as a female (Mona Lisa). Her Noble Phantasm is Uomo Universale.[2]

Being a great man of wisdom, one can therefore conclude that da Vinci was given the Caster Class, or not. Since during his/her lifetime, he/she was a powerful magus. There is not one thing strange about that. It is something obvious. In addition to science, mathematics, engineering, natural history, music, architecture, sculpture, painting, invention, weapons development, and so forth, he/she also simply possessed the talent for magecraft.[1][2]

Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit

LilyEdit

Main article: Rider (Fate/Grand Order Arcade)


DevelopmentEdit

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Shimokoshi is the character illustrator for Leonardo da Vinci.[2] Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for her character.[1]

Comment from IllustratorEdit

"Although the image of the famous “Mona Lisa” picture is in this state, Mona Lisa’s clothes are like a sailor’s uniform? Let’s give her a miniskirt then! I tried to draw her while taking into account what the director said to me. Her hairstyle is like a modern style’s haircut too. From the standpoint of a weapons developer, I designed a staff that incorporates a pentagram and a stern gauntlet device as her weapons. If I thought of her as a character that was used as a store NPC to some degree, she would become the main playable NPC… By the way, when I was notified that Miss Maaya Sakamoto was the voice actor responsible for her voice, I was so happy, I could die!"[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 1.46 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Leonardo da Vinci, p.156-165, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
  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 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Leonardo Da Vinci, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
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