Caubac Alcatraz (コーバック・アルカトラス, Kōbakku Arukatorasu?), also known as Dead Apostle of the Millennium Lock (千年錠の死徒, Sennenjō no Shito?) and the Comedian of the Dead Apostles, is the twenty-seventh of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Alcatraz is a magus who became a vampire through his magical research.[1] He is an old friend of Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg, and he was one of the people present for Arcueid Brunestud's birth eight-hundred years ago. He only met her that one time, but he left a lasting impression on her. He has been missing for over a century, and it is unknown to others if he is still alive.

Personality[edit | edit source]

He has a very happy-go-lucky personality fit for a comedian, and Arcueid calls his mentality several hundred years old. He tries to greet Arcueid in a sassy and flattering manner unlike himself over the phone, but she rebukes him for it. He also enjoys teasing her despite the threat of death should they actually meet. While speaking of her love, he goes on about it in an elaborate way, such as calling it embarrassing to even mention and calling it having "girl's talk" with her even though he is a guy. He claims that he has been acting too wildly, so it is difficult for him to keep a balance with his personality. He thinks even a world with no change has caused some change in himself on a personal level.

He has a somewhat casual relationship with Arcueid despite being an Ancestor. She doesn't really care about him as long as he stays in his own world, but she will make it her top priority to kill him, with her fingers just like she would a bug, should he leave. He compares his state of mind to that of a hit man who's about to come out of prison and is a target of revenge after hearing her say that. He says that no matter how much she has loosened up after meeting Shiki Tohno, her core hasn't changed.

He thinks the regular world is boring, so he would rather stay where he is currently located. Although he is interested in the events of the world, it is still not enough to make him want to leave. If he were to return, it would be only to see the Moon. Though he has obtained everything he can imagine, Arcueid thinks he is a weirdo for only wishing for that much. There are a number of weirdos among the Ancestors, but she places him among the top of their ranks in that category.

Role[edit | edit source]

Nerawareta Ahnenerbe[edit | edit source]

He has a bonus appearance in the Nerawareta Ahnenerbe's Secret Track Drama CD as an unnamed acquaintance of Arcueid.

While Arcueid is waiting for Shiki in Ahnenerbe, Hibiki Hibino appears with a cell phone that she was told to hand to Arcueid. Alcatraz briefly banters with her about the past and asks for a confirmation if she wishes to kill him. She states that it is too troublesome to get to him while he is in his own world, so she will let him go as long as he remains there. She mentions that he lost something important, so it may not be ideal for him to remain there.[2]

He says that he learned that she has found an "irreplaceable treasure." When she questions him about what he means, he goes on to call it something they have all given up to the pawnshop, the "shard of heart." He finally mentions that he is talking about her having found love like that of a human. This enrages her to the point where she plans to head to his world, telling him to "clean your keyhole while you can" before he calms her down. For making her serious for a moment, she says she will reward him with one thing before she kills him after he comes out.[2]

While it was worth risking his life to tease her for that, he can't think of anything he would want other than to see the moon one more time. He claims the moon would bring back old memories. It was burned into his pupils the night he died for the first time, and he hasn't seen it for so long. He doesn't know when it will be, but he wishes for his second death to be like that as well. He mentions that Arcueid probably doesn't want to be killed by a different person either, which just leaves her silent. He excuses himself for talking so long because it had been a long time since speaking to someone who knows him and hangs up.[2]

Fate/strange Fake[edit | edit source]

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It wasn't mentioned in the novel who Kischur was speaking to but the manga states it was Alcatraz. He was discussing the events of the False Holy Grail War with Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg through an antique looking phone. Alcatraz advises Kischur to choose someone who isn't a magi to observe the incident at Snowfield and select a world on the basis of being an intruder. Alcatraz finds it odd for Kischur to be suddenly involved with the World. They ended up selecting Ayaka Sajyou as an outsider to participate the Holy Grail War.[3]

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Alcatraz is first described in Kagetsu Tohya, and has yet to make an actual appearance in the Tsukihime storyline.

It is hinted in Mahou Tsukai no Hako that Alcatraz is actually Mr. Cellphone, the phone is a Mystic Code and it was made by Kischur.

Although he does not appear in Fate/Labyrinth, his labyrinth is the stage setting of the story.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Unlike those who became Dead Apostles through being bitten by a True Ancestor or another Dead Apostle, he became one through magical research.[1] He has lost his original body and his current body is one that has taken on a form that supposedly resembles a padlock.[4] He is an archmagus just a step away from reaching the level of the Magicians.[5]

Labyrinths[edit | edit source]

He created a labyrinth inside a treasure chest that cannot be opened to protect his ideal terminal, the Holy Scripture Triten, but the reason he hasn't appeared for a century is because he accidentally became trapped inside.[6] He describes it as a world with no change that is a paradise to him. It is a place with no morning or night where it is easy to lose track of time to the point where he can only go by centuries. He is able to obtain information from the outside, such as Arcueid's actions, and he is able to somehow communicate with her through a cell phone.

He hasn't emerged for over a century, so it is unknown if he has managed to survive that period without drinking blood. He claims that he has no worries for food because he can keep "killing himself" inside even to the point where humans die out. While she doesn't claim it to be impossible, it would apparently be a difficult task for Arcueid to enter the world and kill him, so that is his conclusion for living there. He thinks being alive is better than nothing.

Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz[edit | edit source]

Main article: Seventh Labyrinth of Caubac Alcatraz


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term], p.055

    The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term]
    The 27 oldest Dead Apostles.
    There are the Ancestors of the Elder Title, whose age exceeds 4000 years, Ancestors sealed by the Holy Church, Ancestors secretly biding their time in the unexplored regions of the world, and even Ancestors akin to a family that passes on the throne to a successor every 500 years.
    They each have their own factions, and are engaged in vicious power struggles within them. Perhaps for them, this is one of the few things that gives meaning to their existence now that their sense for amusement has completely worn away.
    On rare occasions an Ancestor will die, but since there is always a successor to replace them, the number of Ancestors never changes. In fact, it could be said that becoming an Ancestor is the ultimate goal of all Dead Apostles. Even those Dead Apostles at the very bottom, who were changed into vampires by lowly Dead Apostles with no standing or reputation, dream of one day being able to gather enough power to become one of the 27 themselves.
    On the other hand, there also exist Ancestors who have no interest in such things at all. They are seekers, who eschew building a kingdom of their very own in favor of chasing after perfect immortality. There are many of these "Ancestors without a faction" among the Dead Apostles that used to be magi.
    Below is a brief introduction.

    1/ Primate Murder
    Details unknown. Murderer of primates. The White Beast. Altrouge's demonic dog (the Beast of Gaia).

    2/ The Dark Six
    The very first Dead Apostles. The six royals of darkness.
    Currently resuscitating.
    It is said that their revival will unite the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, but not a single Dead Apostle knows their true colors.

    3/ Crimson Moon Brunestud
    Ultimate One. Currently vacant.

    4/ Wizard Marshal Zelretch
    One of the five existing magicians. Also called Zelretch of the Jewel.

    5/ ORT
    Details unknown. Seems to be a mutant species that crash landed in South America sometime before the Common Era. As an attack-type organism, its power is on a completely different level.

    6/ Rizo-Vaal Strout
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Black Knight Strout. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. The True Devil Neardark.

    7/ Disemboweling Forest Einnashe
    The Sentient Woods. A mobile, predatory forest.

    8/ Fina-Vlad Svelten
    White Knight Vlad. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. The Vampiric Count. Devil of Stratovaris.

    9/ Altrouge Brunestud
    Hybrid of a True Ancestor and a Dead Apostle. Vampire princess of the Dead Apostles. "Black". Master of blood and contracts.

    10/ Nrvnqsr Chaos
    A living mass of chaos. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a bloodsucker.

    11/ Stanrobe Calhin
    The Duke of Predation. Wraith. Also known as the "City Devourer". …The First Wraith (Stantia).

    13/ ?????
    Tatari. A Dead Apostle purported to exist. Only the name "Night of Wallachia" remains as a legend handed down through the ages.

    14/ Van Fem
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Dark Lord of the Business World. Puppet Master. He created seven great golem castles.

    15/ Rita Rozay-en
    A self-proclaimed artist. Indulges in a distinctive hobby even among the Dead Apostles. A second-generation Dead Apostle that inherited her castle from the Dead Apostle that made her.

    16/ Gransurg Blackmore
    Peng. The Black Wing Lord. A Dead Apostle known as the Moon Eater. Uses the reality marble Nevermore.

    17/ Trhvmn Ortenrosse
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. The White Wing Lord. A magus who became a bloodsucker. The quintessential vampire. King of the Dead Apostles. As the official representative of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors he has the greatest influence – formally, at least.

    20/ Merem Solomon
    The Great Four Demon Beasts. Despite being a Dead Apostle, he is the fifth member of the Burial Agency. Goes by the alias of Crown. For Ciel, he is something like a pesky senpai.

    21/ Sumire
    Aquatic Demon Sumire. Water Bottle. An oddball Dead Apostle that lives underwater. A reformed vampire that has overcome the weakness to running water.

    24/ El Nahat
    Background unknown. The artifact called the Book of the Stomach World. Regarded as the Burial Agency's ultimate anti-Dead Apostle trump card.

    27/ Caubac Alcatraz
    Dead Apostle of the Millennium Lock. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a Dead Apostle.

    EX/ Michael Roa Valdamjong
    The Serpent of Akasha. The Infinite Reincarnator.
    Though the Church counts him among the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, the Ancestors themselves despise him as one who overstepped his bounds.

    死徒二十七祖【用語】
    最も古い二十七つの死徒。
    齢4000年を超える神代連盟(エルダータイトル)の祖、聖堂教会によって封印されている祖、人知れず秘境にて時間を数える祖、五百年単位で後継者に座を譲る血族のような祖もいる。
    それぞれが派閥を作り、同胞でありながら勢力争いをしている。娯楽という観念が摩耗している彼らにとっては数少ない存在意義なのだろう。
    希に祖は消滅するが、いずれ後継者が現れるので二十七の席は崩れない。その座はあらゆる死徒にとって最終目的と言える。末端の、名もない死徒によって吸血鬼化した最下層の死徒たちも、いずれ力をつけていつか祖に届く事を胸に抱く。
    反面、そういった盤上遊技に興味のない祖も存在する。自らの王国建築に関心はなく、完全な不老不死を求める探求者たちだ。魔術師から死徒になった祖はこういった“派閥を作らない二十七”となる事が多い。
    以下に、二十七祖の一部を紹介する。

    1/プライミッツ·マーダー
    詳細不明。霊長の殺人者。白い獣。アルトルージュの魔犬(ガイアの怪物)。

    2/the dark six
    最初の死徒。闇色の六王権。現在蘇生中。
    蘇生した暁には死徒二十七祖を束ねると言われるが、正体を知る死徒はいない。

    3/朱い月のブリュンスタッド
    アルティミット·ワン。現在、空席。

    4/魔道元帥ゼルレッチ
    現存する五人の魔法使いの一人。宝石のゼルレッチとも呼ばれる。

    5/ORT(オルト)
    詳細不明。西暦以前に南米に落ちた突然変異種、らしい。攻性生物として次元違いの能力を誇る。

    6/リィゾ=バール·シュトラウト
    最古参の死徒。黒騎士シュトラウト。姫君(アルトルージュ)の護衛の一人。真性悪魔ニアダーク。

    7/腑海林アインナッシュ
    思考林。動き襲い捕食する森。

    8/フィナ=ヴラド·スヴェルテン
    白騎士ヴラド。姫君の護衛の一人。吸血伯爵。ストラトバリスの悪魔。

    9/アルトルージュ·ブリュンスタッド
    真祖と死徒の混血。死徒における吸血姫。黒。血と契約の支配者。

    10/ネロ·カオス
    混沌の群。魔術師が研究の果てに吸血種となったもの。

    11/スタンローブ、カルハイン
    捕食公爵。亡霊。別名、“街食うモノ”。……第一の亡霊(スタンティア)。

    13/?????
    タタリ。存在する、とされる死徒。ワラキアの夜、という俗称のみが伝承として残っている。

    14/ヴァン=フェム
    最古参の死徒。財界の魔王。人形師。七大ゴーレム「城」を想像する。

    15/リタ·ロズィーアン
    自称、芸術家。死徒の中でも特出した趣味の持ち主。親である死徒から城を受け継いだ二代目。

    16/グランスルグ·ブラックモア
    鵬。黒翼公。月飲み、とも呼ばれる死徒。固有結界ネバーモアを操る。

    17/トラフィム·オーテンロッゼ
    最古参の死徒。白翼公。魔術師から吸血種になったもの。典型的な吸血鬼。死徒の王。二十七祖を代表する死徒で、形式上だけなら最大の発言力を持つ。

    20/メレム·ソロモン
    フォーデーモン·ザ·グレイトビースト。死徒でありながら埋葬機関の五位。王冠の通り名を持つ、シエルにとってイヤな先輩。

    21/スミレ
    水魔スミレ。ウオーター·ボトル。水中に棲む変種の死徒。流水を克服した変革吸血鬼。

    24/エル·ナハト
    経歴不明。胃界教典、と呼ばれるアーティファクト。対死徒用の最大の切り札とされ、埋葬機関の手によって運営される。

    27/コーバック·アルカトラス
    千年錠の死徒。魔術師が研究の果てに死徒になったもの。

    ex/ミハイル·ロア·バルダムヨォン
    アカシャの蛇。転生無限者。教会では二十七祖の一人と数えられるが、二十七祖たちの中では分不相応と軽蔑視されている。

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Drama CD Nerawareta Ahnenerbe Secret Track translation
  3. Fate/strange Fake - Novel 1: Extra Chapter - Observer. Or, Character Creation translation, p.187-193
  4. Tsukihime・Fate glossaries Sa~So - 27 Ancestors

    Furthermore, for those who have reached the 27 Ancestor class, it is possible to exist as a phantom even after losing the physical body. Those who have completely lost their original bodies are Nrvnqsr Chaos, Stanrobe Calhin, TATARI, Gransurg Blackmore, Caubac Alcatraz, and Michael Roa Valdamjong.

    なお、二十七祖クラスになると肉体を失っても幽体として存在できる。本来の肉体を完全に失ったものはネロ・カオス、スタンローブ・カルハイン、タタリ、グランスルグ・ブラック モア、コーバック・アルカトラス、ミハイル・ロア・バルダムヨォンがある。

  5. Kagetsu Tohya - 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series, 27/Caubac Alcatraz

    Dead Apostle of the Thousand-Year Lock.
    A Sorcerer who turned Dead Apostle through research.
    Invented a treasure chest no one can open, but accidentally trapped himself in there, too.
    Comedian of the 27 Dead Apostles.
    But his true abilities... well... he's the comedy director.
    Acquainted with Zelretch for a long time. Almost a Master Sorcerer.

  6. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term], p.180-182

    The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors [Term]
    The 27 ancestors who are the original source of the Dead Apostles. Currently, about half of them are being sealed by the Church.
    As the 27 oldest Dead Apostles, there are those among them that have already disappeared. The reason that they are still counted as the "27" Dead Apostle Ancestors despite that fact is because whenever an Ancestor dies, one of his subordinates will inherit the position.
    However, although proper Dead Apostles will create subordinates and work to expand their influence, there are some Ancestors who have no interest in any of that at all. Those Ancestors that used to be magi before they became Dead Apostles tend to be more akin to "seekers" rather than "bloodsuckers". In that sense, both Roa and Nrvnqsr could surely be said to have been brothers.
    Though it isn't really related to the main story of Tsukihime, below is a brief introduction of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors. The missing numbers represent those Dead Apostles that have either been executed by the Church, or are currently "atoning".

    1/ Primate Murder
    Details unknown. Murderer of primates. The White Beast. Altrouge's demonic dog (the Beast of Gaia).

    2/ The Dark Six
    The very first Dead Apostles. The six royals of darkness. Currently resuscitating.
    It is said that their revival will unite the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, but not a single Dead Apostle knows their true colors.

    3/ Crimson Moon Brunestud
    Ultimate One. Currently vacant.

    4/ Wizard Marshal Zelretch
    One of the five existing magicians. Also called Zelretch of the Jewel.
    Despite being a Dead Apostle, he cooperates with the True Ancestors. Arcueid thinks of him as a sort of grandfatherly servant. He toppled the Crimson Moon in battle, but had his blood sucked at the last second and became a Dead Apostle. However, even after becoming a vampire his position as a magician stayed intact, and he traveled around the world to various countries where he would take disciples and uniformly ruin them all.

    5/ ORT
    Details unknown. Seems to be a mutant species that crash landed in South America sometime before the Common Era. As an attack-type organism, its power is on a completely different level. It uses the encroaching reality marble, Crystal Valley. Its appearance is similar to a spider's. The former 5th capture it, and was instantly annihilated. Afterward, it was confirmed to possess vampiric traits, and is now treated as an Ancestor itself.
    Type Mercury.

    6/ Rizo-Vaal Strout
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Black Knight Strout. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. On account of Apostle recklessly tried to being inflicted with a curse of time, he is immortal. The True Devil Neardark.

    7/ Disemboweling Forest Einnashe
    A bloodsucker formed from carnivorous plants. It is a forest unified with a single will, and is very similar to a phantasmal species. Once every several centuries, a deep crimson fruit will mature deep within it. This fruit is the congealed mass of all the blood Einnashe took in over the years, and legends state that it has the power to grant immortality to whoever eats it.

    8/ Fina-Vlad Svelten
    White Knight Vlad. One of Altrouge's bodyguards. The Vampiric Count. Devil of Stratovaris. Captain of the Ghost Fleet. He has an interest in handsome youths, and only drinks the blood of other men. He and Rita simply do not get along at all. Possesses the reality marble Parade.

    9/ Altrouge Brunestud
    Hybrid of a True Ancestor and a Dead Apostle. Vampire princess of the Dead Apostles. "Black". Master of blood and contracts. Primate Murder's owner. Appears to be a 14 year old girl.

    10/ Nrvnqsr Chaos
    A living mass of chaos. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a bloodsucker.

    11/ Stanrobe Calhin
    The Duke of Predation. Wraith. Also known as the "City Devourer". An invincible character whose density of existence will reach zero in about 200 years.

    13/ ?????
    Tatari. A Dead Apostle purported to exist. Only the name "Night of Wallachia" remains as a legend handed down through the ages.

    14/ Van Fem
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. Dark Lord of the Business World. Puppet Master. He created seven great golem castles, and so is also known as "Van Fem of the Demonic Castles". A man of the world, who holds a prominent position in public society, and even worries about global affairs. The fifth of his castles, Matri, was captured by Parade during an engagement with the White Knight Vlad, and ever since then he has harbored a grudge against Altrouge's faction.

    15/ Rita Rozay-en
    A self-proclaimed artist. Indulges in a distinctive hobby even among the Dead Apostles. A second-generation Dead Apostle that inherited her castle from the Dead Apostle that made her, but since she was the official successor her situation is not the same as Enhance's. The very model of a noble bloodsucker, she indulges in a hell of debauchery and luscious depravity day in and day out.

    16/ Gransurg Blackmore
    Peng. The Black Wing Lord. A Dead Apostle known as the Moon Eater. Uses the reality marble Nevermore. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a bloodsucker. Despite being a Dead Apostle himself, he possesses an ability that is strong against other Dead Apostles.

    17/ Trhvmn Ortenrosse
    One of the longest-serving Dead Apostles. The White Wing Lord. A magus who became a bloodsucker. The quintessential vampire. King of the Dead Apostles. As the official representative of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors he has the greatest influence – formally, at least. In practice, however, Altrouge's influence is even greater, and the two are constantly at odds. Also, Trhvmn was the Dead Apostle who proposed they start hunting True Ancestors. In a sense, he was the reason Nrvnqsr met his end in that far-off Eastern land.

    18/ Enhance
    The Knight of Vengeance, Enhance. A Dead Apostle who killed his master, and only just took over the original 18th Ancestor's position. Consequently, he is known derisively as the "Single-edged Enhance Sword".

    20/ Merem Solomon
    The Great Four Demon Beasts. Despite being a Dead Apostle, he is the fifth member of the Burial Agency.
    Goes by the alias of Crown. For Ciel, he is something like a pesky senpai. A collector of treasures from all times and places. Probably the only reason he joined the Burial Agency is because he wanted to be close to the treasures sealed by the Church.

    21/ Sumire
    Aquatic Demon Sumire. Water Bottle. An oddball Dead Apostle that lives underwater. Traditionally, vampire folklore states that they cannot cross running water.
    Rivers and oceans are like impassable barriers to them. Sumire has conquered this weakness, but in exchange it seems that it has become hard for her to move on land. Also, she's perpetually drunk. While this may make her seem pretty weak, in reality she has a strong enough compositional ability to break into the upper echelons. Among the Dead Apostles, she is the only one capable of using Marble Phantasm. If you put her on dry land and dry her out, her drunkenness will disappear and she'll be able to demonstrate her true power, maybe. Her outward appearance is that of an easy to get along with drunk lady, and she has a castle, but it's a completely abandoned husk. There's a rumor that she and Rita are on such good terms they could just kill each other.

    24/ El Nahat
    Background unknown. The artifact called the Book of the Stomach World. A peculiar vampire embodying refraction. Possesses the unique ability to almost certainly erase an opponent in one-on-one combat, but his own body is destroyed every time he uses it and requires several decades to revive. Thanks to that, he is currently sealed by the Church. Regarded as the Burial Agency's ultimate anti-Dead Apostle trump card, they only bring him out on rare occasions.

    27/ Caubac Alcatraz
    Dead Apostle of the Millennium Lock. A magus whose research ultimately led him to become a Dead Apostle. He was also a believer, just like Merem and Roa. He constructed a labyrinth to protect the culmination of his ideology, the Holy Scripture Triten, from outside invaders. However, he accidentally trapped himself inside, and so has not made an appearance for several hundred years.

    EX/ Michael Roa Valdamjong
    The Serpent of Akasha. The Infinite Reincarnator. Though the Church counts him among the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, the Ancestors themselves despise him as an "extra number".

    死徒二十七祖【用語】

    9/アルトルージュ・ブリュンスタッド
    真祖と死徒の混血。死徒

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