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Diarmuid Ua Duibhne
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Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (ディルムッド・オディナ, Dirumuddo Odina?), Class Name Lancer (ランサー, Ransā?), is the Lancer-class Servant of Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He is a chivalrous servant who wishes to do his best to serve his Master and obtain victory within the war for the Grail. He shares a bond of mutual respect with rival Servant Artoria, wishing to face her in an honorable duel to the death.

He is one of the Servants summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

Profile[]

Identity[]

The son of Donn, foster son of Aengus Óg, and first warrior of the knights of Fianna. He is known as Diarmuid of the Love Spot (ディルムッドの愛の黒子?), due to a magical love spot granted to him by a young girl. Any woman who gazes upon the spot instantly falls in love with him, which eventually leads to an encounter with Grainne, the bride of Fionn mac Cumhaill. Gráinne, having fallen in love with Diarmuid at her wedding party, placed a geis upon him to run away with her.[3]

It has been said that, even while at large, Diarmuid stuck to his fidelity to Fionn and did not lay a finger on Grainne.[3] They were pursued relentlessly by Fionn, but after much blood was shed, he decided to recognize their marriage, granted Diarmuid a proper title and land, and welcomed them back as subjects.

Sometime later while hunting with Fionn, Diarmuid was fatally injured by a Demon Boar, the reincarnation of his half-brother. Fionn, who had the ability to transform spring water in to a powerful healing agent was with him, so he had no fear of death. Fionn only needed to walk a few steps to the nearby spring, but with jealousy and hatred towards Diarmuid on his mind, he spilled the water twice. By the third time he went to scoop water, Diarmuid had already succumbed to his wound.[3]

The story of his tragic love affair with Grainne would later become the model for the story of Lancelot and Guinevere.[6]

Appearance[]

Diarmuid is regarded as a remarkably handsome young man with quirky long hair combed backward in a rough fashion that has a strand hanging down his face. He wears a dark teal outfit, similar to that of Cú Chulainn's. due to their shared Celtic mythology.

Irisviel instantly notes that his features are capable of sweeping a woman's heart at a glance. It is described that the bold features of his face are the high bridge of his nose and his valiant eyebrow. His hard cut mouth marks him with a stoic air, but his eyes seem make his gaze even more brilliant. Takeuchi considers his charm point to be his droopy eyes and button of a mouth. He has a strong, attractive manly scent that rises from him.

She soon realizes his elegant air of beauty is somewhat unnatural. Even though his features are considered handsome, much of it comes from his spiritual power charming women due to the curse of his beauty spot.


Personality[]

Diarmuid is an extremely proud and noble knight who wishes to serve his lord to the best of his abilities. The geis laid upon him by Gráinne was taken by Diarmuid as a test of his pride. He never once blamed her for forcing it upon him, and he truly admired her ability to throw away her pride, title, and future for the sake of her love. He was constantly distressed by the fact that he betrayed his lord, and even as he died while Fionn did nothing, he did not blame his lord for his actions. Diarmuid believed that despite the cruel twist of fate that led him down this path, the days spent with his lord and his love were used to the fullest.

Diarmuid sees the Grail War as a miracle that will allow him to regain his pride as a knight by fighting noble battles and delivering the Grail to his Master. He sees no use in wishing upon the Grail, as simply being summoned has already half-fulfilled his greatest desire. If Diarmuid appreciated Kayneth's talents and experience, then Kayneth would have treated him with a much softer attitude.[7] To Diarmuid's disappointment, Kayneth doesn't believe him in the slightest and constantly looks down on his pride as a knight. He constantly berates Diarmuid, believing that Diarmuid plans to betray him and take his fiancee, Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri, by using his magical spot. He is also a coward who constantly make demands that would have Diarmuid betray his code and win by all cost. Despite his Master's distrust and lack of character, Diarmuid remains extremely loyal, though he fears that Sola-Ui's attraction to him will eventually cause him to betray his Master once more. He happens to be a submissive man as he constantly took abuse from his Master while offering little resistance to stop it.

Diarmuid adheres strictly to the codes of chivalry and upholds his pride as a knight to the fullest, steadfastly believing in honor during battle. While being pursued by the knights of Fionn, he refused to fight against his former comrades. Despite having been presented with several chances to kill either Artoria and Kiritsugu, he refuses to do so due to the circumstances with which he can do so are against his code. During his battles with Saber, he attempts to provide for the fairest conditions possible. His code and pride also forbids him to ignore evil. During the Caster crisis, he even goes as far as to fight alongside Saber, acting as her "left hand", after she suffers the crippling wound from Gáe Buidhe in order to be able to face her in battle again in the future. He is willing to go so far as to destroy Gae Buidhe, so as to allow Saber to use her Noble Phantasm to destroy Caster, simply because Caster himself is a great evil that has to be wiped out, despite the fact that he himself has nothing to gain from it.

Role[]

Fate/Zero[]

Lancer challenging Saber

Lancer is summoned by Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald in the fourth Holy Grail War instead of the Rider-class Servant, Iskandar, whose catalyst was stolen by Waver Velvet. The contract formed with Lancer is unique in that while Kayneth holds the Command Spells, the energy to materialize Lancer is maintained by Sola-Ui, Kayneth's fiancée. Lancer, on the orders of Kayneth, actively makes his location known in order to entice a battle, while Kayneth hides his location. Saber and Irisviel von Einzbern answer this challenge, and eventually Lancer attains the upper hand by successfully striking her with Gáe Buidhe.

Before their fight can continue, Rider interrupts the battle, then followed by Berserker, and Archer. Once Berserker begins to attack Saber, Kayneth orders Lancer to join him and finish her off. As it is against Lancer's code of honor, Kayneth uses a command spell to force him to attack. Rider, who holds similar values of honor to Lancer, decides to force Berserker to retreat, and threatens to face Lancer with Saber if Kayneth doesn't back down. Lancer is later berated for his actions, though Sola-Ui cuts it short by criticizing Kayneth for not actively participating. Lancer stands up for his Master, who is irritated by Lancer because he believes that Sola-Ui has become infatuated with him. Before the issue can be addressed, their base, Fuyuki Hyatt Hotel, is attacked by Kiritsugu Emiya and Maiya Hisau, who destroy the hotel's foundation and collapses it around the three.

When Kayneth and the other Masters are offered a reward of extra Command Spells for defeating Caster, Lancer is sent to kill off the magic-wielding Servant, who at the time is engaged in battle with Saber. With Saber's help, he is successful in dispelling Caster's monster army with Gae Dearg, but abandons his duel with her in order to rescue Kayneth from Kiritsugu. Rendered bedridden and unable to perform magic, the injured Kayneth is forced to hand over his remaining Command Spells to Sola-Ui, whose infatuation with Lancer has escalated to near-obsession. Lancer is uncomfortably disturbed by how his current situation resembles his past life.

Lancer broke his Gae Buidhe in order for Saber to use her Excalibur.

Lancer plays a key role in defeating Caster, when the Servant summons a giant monster to wreak havoc on Fuyuki City. He willingly destroys Gáe Buidhe in order to remove the enchantment inhibiting Saber's abilities, allowing her to employ her full power and destroy Caster.

Lancer returns to the last location where he and Sola-Ui were supposed to meet, only to find Sola-Ui's severed hand. Lancer returns to a displeased Kayneth, apologizing profusely for failing to protect Sola-Ui. He tries to ease Kayneth's displeasure by informing Kayneth that Sola-Ui is still providing Lancer with mana, meaning she is still alive. Kayneth remains furious and openly mocks Lancer, on top of threatening to use a Command Spell he obtained from Risei Kotomine to force Lancer's obedience.

Saber and Irisviel later confront Lancer to finish his duel with Saber, but both are unaware that Saber's Master, Kiritsugu, had already formulated a plan to eliminate both Lancer and his Master. They have an equal battle for a time, though Lancer is unsettled by the fact that Saber is simulating the injury from Gae Buidhe. He believes it is out of pity, but she corrects him in that fighting with honor is the only way to draw out her true strength.

The battle ends when Kiritsugu, holding Sola-Ui and him hostage, coerces Kayneth into using his last Command Spell to force his Servant to commit suicide; Lancer is thus forced to drive Gáe Dearg into his own chest. The shocked Servant realises that he has been fatally betrayed by his current Master, just as his former master Fionn had caused his death during his first lifetime. Enraged with his one wish being denied again for others', especially his Master's personal gain, Lancer dies cursing the Holy Grail, Kayneth, Sola-Ui, Saber, Kiritsugu, and the world at large for his fate.

Einzbern Consultation Room[]

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Lancer appears in the Einzbern Consultation Room, a metafiction segment analyzing the story, that takes place after he dies and becomes absorbed into the Holy Grail. Lancer has amnesia due to the mental trauma caused by the various events of the Holy Grail War, only remembering certain key parts that gloss over his misery. He enters the dojo believing it to be a school of martial arts that he can challenge, but he is told by Irisviel von Einzbern that they provide consolation. Student 0, temporarily falling under his curse, consoles him on not being able to remember his Master and his wife, telling him to forget his painful past, including his relationship with Grainne. Though she convinces him that he must have died nobly in combat against Saber, Lancer wishes to progress a proper and noble Grail war to a romantic relation with Saber. Irisviel, acting as an agent for the Grail's corruption, brings back his despair by making him remember the true nature of his death before being fully absorbed.

Fate/unlimited codes[]

Lancer appears as an unlockable character in Fate/unlimited codes. To unlock him, you have to unlock Saber Alter and Leysritt. To make him show up, you have to get at least three KOs with supers (if game is set to best of 3) before reaching stage 5. Beat Zero Lancer and continue clearing arcade to unlock him. He is known as Zero Lancer (ゼロ・ランサー, Zero Ransā?) with the title Loyal Knight of the Fianna (忠誠なるフィアナの騎士, Chūseinaru Fiana no Kishi?). Unlike the other characters, he lacks any sort of story mode.

He notes that it is an undeserved honor to receive the chance to take up arms again, saying that he will not let the chance go to waste. Should he defeat Saber, he exclaims that it was the conclusion he had sought, and that he is thankful for having the opportunity to challenge her once again. He also notes that it is an unbelievable honor to face Lancer, a memory he will cherish deeply.[8]

Fate/unlimited codes - Zero Lancer command list
  • Halvan Murder/Prologue (ハルヴァン殺し/序, Haruvan-goroshi/Jo?) -
  • Halvan Murder/Destroy (ハルヴァン殺し/破, Haruvan-goroshi/Yabu?) -
  • Halvan Murder/Swift (ハルヴァン殺し/急, Haruvan-goroshi/Kyū?) -
  • Millstone Drop (石臼落とし, Ishiusu Otoshi?) -
  • Galva's Three Murders (ガルヴァ三人殺し, Garuva San'ninkoroshi?) -
  • Galva's Six Murders (ガルヴァ六人殺し, Garuva Roku Hitogoroshi?)
  • Galva's Nine Murders (ガルヴァ九人殺し, Garuva Kyū Hitogoroshi?)
  • Back step (バックステップ, Bakku Suteppu?) -
  • Seven Gate Barrier (七門結界, Nanamon Kekkai?)
  • Aphorism for Ducos (デュコスへの警句, Dyukosu e no Keiku?)
  • Aphorism for Fincos (フィンコスへの警句, Finkosu e no Keiku?)
  • Aphorism for Trencos (トレンコスへの警句, Torenkosu e no Keiku?)


Super Move:

  • Gae Buidhe: Yellow Rose of Mortality (必滅の黄薔薇(ゲイ・ボウ), Hitsumetsu no Kōshōbi(Gei Bou)?) - Lancer Stabs forwards with the golden spear. Deals 1500 damage. The opponent cannot heal past the damage done with this. Great Combo ender.
  • Gae Dearg: Crimson Rose of Exorcism (破魔の紅薔薇(ゲイ・ジャルグ), Hama no Akabara(Gei Jarugu)?) - Lancer Stabs forward with the crimson spear just like his other super. The opponent loses 100% mana. Deals 750 damage.
    • Followup Command (破魔の紅薔薇の追加, Hama no akabara no tsuika?) -

Holy Grail Burst Super Move:

  • Tale of Tragic Love: Devotion to Grainne (悲恋繚乱~グラニアに捧ぐ, Hiren Ryōran - Gurania ni Sasagu?) - Lancer stabs the opponent with Gáe Dearg which makes them fall to the ground. He then jumps atop the spear and kicks off of it to spin attack with Gáe Buidhe 3 times before jumping up and throwing Gáe Buidhe into the opponent. 4000 damage.

Fate/Grand Order[]

Scáthach's Trial Quest[]

Diarmuid is summoned by Scáthach using Ritsuka's Magic Circuits to help them combat the remnants of those whose eras were incinerated by the Incineration of Humanity inside Ritsuka and Mash's shared dream. He helps them defeat the final remnant, an avatar of Artemis.

Valentine Event: Chocolate Lady's Commotion[]

EMIYA calls upon Diarmuid to talk about the dangers of chocolate when he fails to convince Ritsuka, Diarmuid recounts his receiving of chocolate in a certain Grail War ended with two people killing each other and him with stomach ulcers. Ritsuka remains convinced, so EMIYA and Diarmuid decide to use brute force.

After the fight, Julius Caesar appears and hints the mastermind behind the Choco-Servants is a recent Servant that he and William Shakespeare describe as a villain. He tells Ritsuka to chase after them but prompts EMIYA and Diarmuid to fight with him against Ritsuka after Ritsuka told him to stop eating chocolate. Afterward, EMIYA takes Caesar on a marathon run, with Diarmuid following.

Fifth Singularity: E Pluburis Unum[]

Diarmuid serves as a part of the Celtic army under Medb. He is partnered with Fionn mac Cumhaill, who constantly reminds him of his affair.

He and Fionn attack the rear base of the American Independence Army. Their soldiers are repelled by Ritsuka, Mash, and Florence Nightingale. The three defeat Diarmuid, but Fionn heals him and fights together with him. They’re forced to retreat when reinforcements from the Resistance arrive. Fionn tells Diarmuid to abandon their soldiers if they can’t comprehend the order to retreat. Before leaving though, Diarmuid tells Mash to consider accepting Fionn’s marriage proposal if he defeats her.[9] They return to the White House, the Celtic Headquarters, and report to Medb and Cú Chulainn Alter about their failure. After Cú Chulainn Alter warns them they won't get a third chance, Diarmuid and Fionn leave.[10]

The two confront Ritsuka’s party when they leave Alcatraz prison. Fionn reminds Mash of his marriage proposal. He and Diarmuid then fight the group; Fionn agrees not to let Mash’s beauty hold him back. Fionn asked Beowulf to join him, but he refused. They are defeated, and Diarmuid is left disappointed they couldn’t achieve victory. Fionn confesses to him he envied him, as he was trying to die for his love. The two then disappear together.[11]

Fate/Accel Zero Order[]

Diarmuid challenges Artoria Pendragon to a duel at the wharf. He goes there ahead of her and Irisviel, but he becomes trapped in El-Melloi II's Unreturning Formation. When the stone maze is disabled, he is left confused and confronts Ritsuka's party. El-Melloi II asks him to calm down while revealing his True Name and explaining they're not Kayneth's enemies. Diarmuid leaves with Kayneth after the latter agrees to meet with El-Melloi II later tonight.[12]

Meeting with El-Melloi II later that night, Kayneth and Diarmuid are both convinced by him that the Archibalds created Chaldea's technology thanks to Kayneth's leadership.[13] They then accompany Ritsuka's party to Gilles' hideout in the sewers. After Gilles is killed, Kayneth and Diarmuid leave for the church to retrieve an additional Command Spell.[14]

Eventually, they meet with Ritsuka's party again. El-Melloi II convinces Kayneth that the war is a farce created by his family's enemies, the Trambelios, in collusion with the Tohsakas, to lure him away from the Clock Tower and increase their influence over the Association. Diarmuid is ready to accompany his Master to London to stop the Trambelios, but Kayneth, but Kayneth orders him with a Command Spell to stay and continue the Grail War for his family’s reputation. He then lends Diarmuid to the group for that purpose.[15]

The group meets up with Kariya later then disrupts the discussion between Artoria, Iskandar, and Gilgamesh to kill Gilgamesh.[16] After Gilgamesh perishes, however, Lancelot attacks Artoria when Kariya collapses from expending too much magical energy. The group helps her fight Lancelot, but Iskandar soon stops the fight. He warns her and Diarmuid that they'll be his enemies if they ally with El-Melloi II. Diarmuid considers defeating Iskandar on Ritsuka’s order, but El-Melloi II reminds them they’re only allowed to defeat four Servants. After Iskandar leaves with Kariya and Lancelot[17], EMIYA arrives to kill Irisviel. EMIYA is defeated in the ensuing fight, and he is convinced to join the others and go to the Grail's cavern.[18]

There El-Melloi II explains the Grail's corruption and is initial plan to safely dismantle the Grail. However, the plan was changed to destroying the Grail directly with the failure to recruit Iskandar. After defeating Hassan of the Hundred Faces,[19] the group moves on to Grail's chamber, where they defeat Iskandar.[20] After he disappears, though, El-Melloi II is ambushed and rendered unconscious by Lancelot, now Zouken Matou's Servant.[21] The others kill Lancelot, but that, unfortunately, triggers the Grail's activation. Zouken uses Irisviel's magical energy to hasten the process. A figure resembling Irisviel called Black Iri then emerges from the Greater Grail and proceeds to devour Zouken. She then goes to devour the group, saying five Heroic Spirits aren't enough to fill her. Artoria and Diarmuid hold her off while the others escape.[22]

Unfortunately, she and Diarmuid struggle against Black Iri, but thankfully the others return to assist. Artoria recognizes Waver Velvet (who joined the group) has become a Servant, which unbeknownst to her resulted from becoming Zhuge Liang's temporary vessel. After the group destroys Black Iri, Diarmuid hopes to meet Ritsuka's party again, suspecting it'll be when the world's at stake before disappearing due to the Grail's destruction.[22]

Summer Event: Chaldea Summer Memories[]

Diarmuid and several other of Ritsuka’s Servants are accidentally rayshifted to a remote island where they’re unable to contact Chaldea. He agrees with Fionn that the men should act discreetly with so many beautiful girls around to avoid troublesome incidents, noting that his liege understands himself well. When Cú Chulainn asks if the Fenian Cycle always begins with a skit, Diarmuid apologizes for his liege's behavior. He claims Fionn is only eager to deepen the bond with all the Servants here.

Fionn is the first to notice Blackbeard wash ashore when the latter returns from observing the island. Diarmuid thinks Blackbeard is someone who drowned at sea and drifted to shore. He considers giving him proper burial until Blackbeard regains consciousness. Blackbeard explains their location is still unknown, and it's nearly impossible to escape by ship. He then disappears in rage, cursing everyone for trampling on his dearest wish. Diarmuid strangely feels a deep affinity for him. After Scáthach alters the female Servants' Spirit Origins to give them swimsuits, Diarmuid denies Fionn's accusation that he'll use his Love Spot to his advantage.

At some point, Fionn, Diarmuid, and Cú Chulainn founded a secret village for the men.

When the crops are destroyed, Fionn uses Fintan Finegas to determine the culprit is a four-legged beast. He and Diarmuid then stand guard. But during their watch, they're both gored by a demon boar. Ritsuka, Mash, Scáthach, Artoria, Mordred, Kiyohime, and Marie Antoinette find them dying the next day. Artoria learns from Diarmuid that their killer was a boar before he disppears.

Final Singularity: Solomon[]

Diarmuid is amongst the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity Servants to aid Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillar.[23]

Interlude[]

Twin-Spear of the Rose[]

Diarmuid confesses a portion of his Noble Phantasms' power is sealed. Romani Archaman deduces Diarmuid sealed his Noble Phantasms himself either due to an error in the summoning or a subconscious effort. He, therefore, suggests diving into Diarmuid’s mental landscape to solve the issue. While Diarmuid rejects it, Ritsuka accepts it and the group enters Diarmuid’s mental landscape.

There, led by Diarmuid, the group partially undo the seal on his Noble Phantasm after defeating the guardians of his mental landscape, the seal on Diarmuid’s Noble Phantasm is partially undone. Afterward, they proceed to Fionnl‘s castle. There the Knights of Fianna explain that Fionn is waiting for Diarmuid elsewhere.

After defeating the knights, the group confronts Fionn in the forest where Diarmuid died. Fionn accuses Diarmuid of being unable to truly get over his regrets and resentments over his death. He then reveals himself to be the manifestation of his resentment. Diarmuid defeats Fionn and accepts he holds some resentment towards him. Thanks to his decision to hold onto something precious to him, his Noble Phantasm is completely unsealed.

Other appearances[]

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2009, moon.cinemas.jp is a fake movie theater site listing a number of parody films:

  • Lancer was featured in Chariot Man: A True Tank Man (戦車男, Sensha Otoko?), a parody film of Densha Otoko. Lancer is the son of Sola and Kayneth and the older brother of Waver Velvet, he loves his sister. The story is expanded in TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm comic. Diarmuid was insulting Iskander's lack of gift knowledge when Waver was gifted with a Saber figure. The discussion came to an end when Waver dived to save the figure. Diarmuid still doesn't approve of their relationship. He accidentally trips but he was saved by his mother and his mother was saved by his father.
  • He was featured in Mysterious Planet An Sa Ra (不思議惑星アン・サ・ラ, Fushigi Wakusei An Sa Ra?).

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2015, Lancer is in a group called YARIO and is part of the Imperial Roma talent agency, his class is Farm idol unit (牧歌的アイドルニット, Bokukateki Aidorunitto?).

Lancer is called Diar-something-kun (ディルなんとか君, Diru-nantoka-kun?) in Fate/GUDAGUDA Order.

Abilities[]

Tale of Tragic Love: Devotion to Grainne

Diarmuid is an extremely accomplished spearman, capable of skillfully using two spears of different lengths with blinding speed and agility. Diarmuid has exceptional speed, the highest rank possible for a Servant, and a high Strength rank, though the rest of his statistics are much lower. Although his basic parameters are not particularly high, he excels at using battle tactics designed to trip up enemies stronger than himself. In particular, he is the natural enemy of those Heroic Spirits which rely on the power of their Noble Phantasm to fight.[6] He obtains no geographical boosts from the cultural sphere around Japan, and due to his greater mana supply from his Master, he is stronger than Cú Chulainn in terms of pure firepower. Should both of them fight in Ireland, Cú Chulainn would gain an edge over him.[24] Although Lancelot was a powerful enemy against all other teams fighting in the Fourth Holy Grail War, Diarmuid would have an advantage against him due to compatibility.[7] Also qualifying for the Saber class, it is likely that it was Kayneth's original expectation to have summoned him in that form.[6]

Combat[]

Diarmuid has amazing warrior prowess as seen in his fight with Artoria, where despite having his back turned to her and not seeing her, he was able to put her completely on the defensive, with no opening for a counterattack. Even when he resorts to utilizing just one spear, which is not his preferred style, he is still able to fight Saber without being at a disadvantage. In addition to his close-quarters combat prowess, he is confident that he is able to hit Caster's grimoire from the shore of the river with his lance if he can glimpse it for just a moment. This is a throwback to his legend, where he used the same lance to strike down a flying witch after he was in great pain from having been hit with poisonous darts.

Depending on his strategy, he could have won the entire Fourth Holy Grail War or suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of Hassan of the Hundred Faces.[6] While he usually follows the codes of chivalry during the War, it would be possible to have him to use underhanded tactics to have a better chance at claiming the Holy Grail. Convincing him that Heaven's Feel is filled with filth instead of an honorable battleground with other heroes and avoiding contact with Saber to keep him from awakening his Chivalric Pride would allow him to utilize Gae Buidhe in a hit and run strategy. Briefly engaging opponents in order to land precise hits with the spear and then retreat would become the main form of attack. He would not directly engage them, allowing him to cripple his opponents one by one by repeatedly attacking them. The other tactic would involve manipulating or taking advantage of Team Berserker in order to let Berserker defeat other Servants and fight him in the final battle.[7]

Class Skills[]

  • Magic Resistance (B Rank): Cancel spells with a chant below three verses. Even if targeted by High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals, it is difficult for them to be affected.[2]

Personal Skills[]

  • Mind's Eye (True) (B Rank): Capable of calm analysis of battle conditions even when in danger and deduce an appropriate course of action after considering all possibilities to escape from a predicament.[2] He is extremely insightful, as he is capable of leading Saber, whose Instinct skill allows her to avoid danger, into a well thought out trap. By utilizing her lack of knowledge of Gáe Buidhe, he made Saber believe that he had simply abandoned it, and later managed to lure her into a position where he could freely kick it towards her.
  • Love Spot (C Rank): A spell (curse) inherent of one's facial features which is cast as soon as the target looks at the user's face; a Mystic Face. Enchants those of the user's opposite sex with magical energy. It is because of this curse that he is known as "Diarmuid of the Love Spot". A woman who confronts Diarmuid gains a strong love affection for him. Effects are similar to those of Charm-type Mystic Eyes. Avoidable with the Magic Resistance Skill.[2]
  • Knight's Strategy (B Rank): A battle methodology in which one grasps the flow of battle and induces the opponent to make a mistake, even without being a match for him/her in strength. A Skill not for self-strengthening, but to invite a check failure for the opponent. Consists of composed observation powers to wager on a momentary chance of victory.[2]

Noble Phantasms[]

His Noble Phantasms are his twin spears, Gae Buidhe, a spear that makes any wounds caused by it unhealable, and Gae Dearg, a spear renders magical defenses powerless by piercing through mana.[3][6] He keeps them tightly wrapped in amulet cloths from their tips to the handles, sealing their abilities and acting as a counter-measure to avoid revealing their names by hiding the shafts of the weapons. Their abilities begin working immediately after undoing them from their bindings.[25]

Development[]

Toshiyuki Shirai (Animator Director) first debut in episode 16. His young and vivacious pen draws Lancer and Saber's lively battle, as well as the anguished expressions on Lancer and Kayneth's faces. He said the plan for Lancer's scene was to have him turn into particles of light and fade away. But since he was the type of person who would have cursed everything as he died, Toshiyuki changed it so that he would be enveloped in black mist and crumble away. Even though it was a last-second change of plans, he said it was thanks to the staff who churned out terrific elements, it ended up being a memorable scene.[26]

Ryuji Higurashi said Zero Lancer was a lot easier to draw than Lancer for the Fate/Unlimited Codes.[8]

Creation and Conception[]

He was a rare character to write for Gen Urobuchi because he normally views beautiful characters as either evil or stupid as an ironclad rule following that, if a man is too beautifully formed, his life would become truly miserable.[4]

Kinoko Nasu carefully picked out the tragic Celtic hero.[27] It surprised him that Urobuchi, who faithfully followed the beginning of Fate/stay night's story where Saber beaten the Lancer at the start of the story, but he also copied its ending where Lancer committed suicide.[28]

He was designed by Takashi Takeuchi as having the manner of an English rocker.

Atsuhi Ikariya was in charge of the character design for the anime version.[26]

Reception[]

Takeuchi calls Lancer as the faithful dog while Kayneth the stubborn man.[29]

Hikaru Midorikawa (Voice actor of Lancer) said Lancer had quite a few of scenes, but he was struck by the scene where he curses them as he dies (episode 16), and by the way he's shown as being so vigorous in the first half of the episode. He was so lively that when he's forced to kill himself, you feel sorrier for him. Midorikawa thought his suicide scene was handled delicately. There's an illustration for that scene in the original (the TYPE-MOON VERSION). But they presented it differently in the anime. Midorikawa was really impressed at how well they pulled it off. Midorikawa wished that they allow Lancer and Saber to go on fighting forever as Lancer seemed to be enjoying himself.[26]

Takumi Yamazaki (Voice actor of Kayneth) said that if team lancer had applied themselves, they would have been the favorite to win the Holy Grail War.[26]

Toshiyuki Shirai said Lancer was really popular at Ufotable, with his, "I'm glad I met you!". He was nicknamed "Sparkling Lancer," and the day after he finished the keyframe art, copies would be posted at the animator's desks, and some of the girls even added world balloons that made him say "My Master!"[26]

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
  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 material II - Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, p.298-305
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24
    [v] Fate/Grand Order - Lancer Profile [T]

    Diarmuid Ua Duibhne - Lancer

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: Mata
    Voice Actor: Hikaru Midorikawa

    Parameters
    Strength: B
    Endurance: C
    Agility: A+
    Mana: D
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Personal Skills
    Eye of the Mind (True): B
    Love Spot: C
    Knightly Tactics: B

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: B

    Noble Phantasm
    Gáe Dearg & Gáe Buidhe: Yellow Rose of Mortality, Crimson Rose of Exorcism
    Rank: B→B+
    Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm

    Profile
    Celt mythology. Under the command of the leader Fionn, he was a prominent knight of the Knights of Fianna and the owner of a beautiful face. Possessing a dark mole in his cheek conferred by a fairy, it carried a magical power that made the hearts of young maidens flutter.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 184cm・85kg
    Source: Celtic mythology, Knights of Fianna
    Region: Ireland
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral  Gender: Male
    A knight who spent his lifetime questioning about love, loyalty and pride.

    Level 2 Bond
    "Red Rose of Exorcism"
    Rank: B  Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
    A magic spear described as a "Noble Phantasm-slaying Noble Phantasm".
    Negates magical power-like effects on the target that its edge has touched. Basically, it is a Noble Phantasm that possesses an ability for rendering magical defenses powerless.

    Level 3 Bond
    After making Grainne, a princess that was invited as a bride-candidate for his lord Fionn, fall in love with him, he ended up having to elope and run around all over Ireland as a result of being imposed a geis of "take me along and run away" by her.

    Level 4 Bond
    It has been said that, even while at large, Diarmuid sticked to his fidelity to Fionn and did not lay a finger on Grainne.
    Eventually, after reconciling with Fionn, although he was allowed to openly unite with Grainne, their happiness did not last long.

    Level 5 Bond
    After receiving a fatal wound from a wild boar that was the reincarnation of his younger brother by a different father, Diarmuid sought the help of Fionn, who possessed the magical power of healing). But due still holding a grudge over the matter with Grainne, Fionn decided to let him die.

    Interlude
    He has no wish to entrust the Holy Grail with. To be given a second battlefield where he can fulfill his pride as a knight; to Diarmuid that is both his dearest wish and greatest blessing. Pursuing nothing but a bright military honor, free of troubles, Diarmuid participates in this holy war.

    ディルムッド・オディナ - ランサー

    イラストレーター・声優
    ILLUST:また
    CV:緑川光

    パラメータ
    筋力:B
    耐力:C
    敏捷:A+
    魔力:D
    幸運:E
    宝具:B

    保有スキル
    心眼(真) B
    愛の黒子 C
    騎士の武略 B

    クラススキル
    対魔力 B

    宝具
    破魔の紅薔薇、必滅の黄薔薇(ゲイ・ジャルグ&ゲイ・ボウ)
    ランク:B→B+
    種別:対人宝具

    キャラクター詳細
    ケルトの神話。フィオナ騎士団の団長フィンの麾下において、指折りの騎士であり、美貌の持ち主だった。頬に妖精からおくられたほくろがあり、乙女たちの心をときめかす魔力を持つ。

    アンロック条件: 絆レベルを1にすると開放
    身長/体重:184cm・85kg
    出典:ケルト神話、フィオナ騎士団
    地域:アイルランド
    属性:秩序・中庸  性別:男性
    生涯を通じて愛と忠義と誇りを問われ続けた騎士

    アンロック条件: 絆レベルを2にすると開放
    『破魔の紅薔薇』
    ランク:B  種別:対人宝具
    「宝具殺しの宝具」と呼ばれる魔槍。
    刃が触れた対象の魔力的効果を打ち消す。基本的には、魔術的防御を無効化させるための能力を持った宝具。

    アンロック条件: 絆レベルを3にすると開放
    主君フィンの花嫁候補として迎えられたグラーニャという姫から一目惚れされ、彼女に「自分を連れて逃げること」をゲッシュとして課せられた結果、駆け落ちしてアイルランド中を逃亡する羽目になる。

    アンロック条件: 絆レベルを4にすると開放
    ディルムッドは逃亡中もフィンへの忠節を貫き、グラーニャには指一本触れなかったという。
    結局、フィンと和解した後には、晴れてグラーニャと結ばれたものの、その幸福も長くは続かなかった。

    アンロック条件: 絆レベルを5にすると開放
    異父弟の生まれ変わりである猪によって致命傷を負わされたディルムッドは、癒しの魔力を持つフィンに助けを求めるが、グラーニャの件を根に持っていたフィンは彼を見殺しにする。

    アンロック条件:「薔薇の双槍」をクリアすると開放
    彼が聖杯に託す望みはない。その騎士としての誇りを全うしうる二度目の戦場を与えられることが、ディルムッドにとっては最大の祝福であり悲願である。葛藤なき晴れやかな武勇の誉れのみを求めて、ディルムッドは聖戦に参加する。

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Characters: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, p.054-057

    Diarmuid Ua Duibhne

    Height: 184 cm
    Weight: 85 kg
    Blood type: Unknown
    Birthday: Unknown
    Image color: Kayneth, Sola-Ui
    Talents: Outdoor cooking, welcoming guests
    Things he likes: Friendship, codes of honor
    Things he hates: Smitten maidens, extremely jealous men
    Worst enemy:Kayneth, Sola-Ui

    Takeuchi's comment
    His charm point is his droopy eyes and button of a mouth. [Takeuchi]

    Comment for Diarmuid
    Takeuchi: At the time and place where I finished reading the first volume, as I thought "Uh-huh, like this", I was able to create the character's form. His clothing definitely has the manner of an English Rocker (a greaser).
    Urobuchi: For me, who has an ironclad rule that beautiful people=evil or stupid, he is a really rare character for me. But I really thought that if a man is too beautifully formed, then his life would truly become miserable.
    Takeuchi: Everything is best in moderation. He comes from the same Celtic mythology as Cu Chulainn, so his costume design follows the same lines.
    Urobuchi: Celtic bodies! For some reason, as it moves from the time of the Gods to the time of Mankind, simplicity is consequently lost and parts increase; what a wild thought!

    Misc text:
    Sola-Ui: Lord Derry...
    Kayneth: Sola-ui? Sola-Ui!

    Takeuchi's comment
    For no reason whatsoever, there are a large percentage of messy hairdos in Zero. [Takeuchi]

    ディルムッド・オディナ

    Takeuchi's comment

    Comment for Diarmuid
    武内:
    虚淵:
    武内:
    虚淵:

    Takeuchi's comment

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fate/Zero Anime Visual Guide I - Lancer entry, p.020
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne [Servant], p.100

    Diarmuid Ua Duibhne [Servant]
    The Lancer class Servant of the Fourth Holy Grail War, summoned by Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald. A hero of the Fianna, spoken of in Irish mythology. The story of his tragic love affair with Grainne would later become the model for the story of Lancelot and Guinevere. It's no wonder that the Berserker of the Fourth Holy Grail War has such bad compatibility with him!
    In battle, he wields two Noble Phantasms: the Crimson Rose of Exorcism (Gae Dearg) which temporarily nullifies the effects of magical energy, and the Yellow Rose of Mortality (Gae Buidhe) which inflicts cursed wounds that cannot be healed by any means.
    His basic parameters are not particularly high, but he excels at using battle tactics designed to trip up enemies stronger than himself. In particular, he is the natural enemy of those Heroic Spirits which rely on the powers of their Noble Phantasms to fight. Depending on his strategy, it's even possible that he could have won the entire Fourth Holy Grail War (or suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of Assassin).
    Out of all the Servants in the fourth war, he had the second-worst compatibility with his Master. Though, if his very first opponent had been anybody besides Saber, he might have been able to fight in a way more in line with his Master's expectations. For you see, it was Saber's serene beauty and grace which kindled the flames of chivalry within his heart. Also, while he was summoned as a Lancer this time, and therefore carried the twin demonic spears Gae Dearg and Gae Buidhe, his legends also speak of a pair of demonic swords: Moralltach and Beagalltach. So, there was actually a decent chance he could have been summoned as a Saber. Or rather, that's probably what Kayneth was hoping for…

    ディルムッド・オディナ【サーヴアント】
    第4次聖杯戦争におけるランサーのサーヴァント。ケイネス・エルメロイ・アーチボルトに召喚され契約する。ケルト神話に語り継がれるフィオナ騎士団の英雄。彼とブラニア姫との悲恋の物語は、後のランスロットとギネヴィアの物語のモデルになったともされている。そりゃ~4thパーサーカーが苦手とするのも無理はない。
    魔力の効果を瞬間的に無効化する破魔の紅薔薇(ゲイ・ジャルグ)、いかなる手段でも回復不可能な呪いの傷を負わせる必滅の黄薔薇(ゲイ・ボウ)という二倍の宝具を操る。
    基本能力はさほど高くはないが、優位に立った敵の足許を掬う戦術に長けたサーヴァント。とりわけ宝具能力を頼みとする英霊にとっては天敵とも言える。戦略の立て方次第では、確実に第四次聖杯戦争を征していた(もしくはアサシン相手にあっさり不覚をとっていた)と思われる。
    第四次でマスターに恵まれなかったサーヴァント第二位。もっとも最初に戦ったのがセイバーでなければ、まだしも多少は従容にマスターの意向を汲んだ戦い方をしていたかもしれない。彼の胸に眠っていた騎士道精神に火を点けてしまったのは、セイバーのあまりに清澄すぎる器量であったのだ。
    今回、ランサーのクラスを得たディルムッドは、魔槍ゲイ・ジャルグとゲイ・ボウを携える槍兵として具現化したが、彼の伝承にはモラルタ、ベガルタという2本の魔剣も語り継がれており、セイバーのクラスで召喚される可能性も充分にあった。むしろケイネスはそちらを期待していたのかもしれない。

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald [Person's name], p.095

    Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald [Person's name]
    Kayneth demonstrated genius level talent during his time as a student. He was the youngest lecturer to grace the podium of the Department of Evocation in its history. His skills were not only in research, but also politics. Due to his great lineage, he had extensive connections. He was expected to form the greatest faction in the Clock Tower.
    He did not participate in the Holy Grail War due to necessity or duress, it was merely to add a splash of "martial prowess" to his life's story. That was it. Although he did not severely underestimate the Three Founding Houses, he did boast that Lord El-Melloi could overwhelm them by skills alone.
    The reason Kayneth brought many dangerous Mystic Code had nothing to do with research, but for entertainment value. Kayneth had talents not only in Spirit Evocation, but also in many fields of magecraft. He was really a man of many talents like Gennai Hiraga or Cao Cao.
    Kayneth even considered the Heroic Spirits ---- Servants, to be part of his stock of Mystic Codes. Because he never acknowledged the humanity of Servants, he did not understand Diarmuid's loyalty even until the very end. As a result, he effectively lost through self-destruction.
    However, Diarmuid was not choosey of his Master, he would acknowledge anyone who would accept his loyalty. As a result, he did not understand Kayneth as a person either. If Diarmuid really appreciated Kayneth's talents and experience, then Kayneth would have treated him with a much softer attitude.
    To Kayneth, unable to bond with his Servant was the second most unfortunate event at the worst. The most unfortunate event by far was encountering Emiya Kiritsugu. Although as a mage, Kayneth won by an enormous margin, as a killer, he was miles behind Kiritsugu. It was inevitable that Kayneth would lose in a melee such as the Holy Grail War. Because of Kayneth's sudden death, his many valuable research accumulated in the Clock Tower was unorganized and left unattended. Although they were almost lost, the most useless formal student suddenly appeared to save the day. He had an unusual talent of "could not put magecraft to practice, but ingenious in the reinterpretation of theories and classification of systems". This student eventually compiled a tome named "Lord Kayneth's Encyclopedia of Arcane Secrets", which laid the foundation for the flourishing of House El-Melloi and its descendants.
    By the way, in the Fourth Holy Grail War, the following strategy would insure the absolute victory of Team Lancer:

    • Kayneth must not let his Servant recognize such things as honour on the battle field or knights' pride. He must let Diarmuid realize that the Holy Grail War was merely dirty chores that needed to be done.
    • In order to fulfill the previous item, Kayneth must avoid any contact between Diarmuid and Saber with his best effort.
    • In combat, Kayneth must prioritize securing an exit. In a battle, missions would be considered accomplished if Diarmuid scored one hit with Gae Buidhe. Repeat this tactic, and exhaust all hostile teams.
    • Capitalize on Team Berserker. Team Berserker was a powerful enemy against all other teams, but Lancer had an advantage due to compatibility. It would be optimal to let Berserker destroy the other teams and reach the finale. He could then be defeated at that point.

    ケイネス・エルメロイ・アーチボルト【人名】
    学生時代から神童と謳われるほどの才能の閃きを見せ、降霊学科では最年少で講師の座に着く。学究の才能ばかりでなく政治的手腕も巧みで、家門の良さ故に有力なコネも大勢。ゆくゆくは時計塔内の最大派閥を形成するものと嘱望されていた。
    彼が聖杯戦争に参加する理由には必ずしも切迫したものがあったわはではなく、自らの経歴の中に「武功」として評価される逸話も欲しくなった、という程度のものでしかない。『始まりの御三家』の必死ぶりを侮っていたわはではなかろうが、それを才覚のみて圧倒できてこそのロード・エルメロイ、という自負があったのだろう。
    どちらかといえば研究畑の人間だったにもかかわらず、おそろしく剣呑な礼装を準備していたのは、単純に趣味の産物である。彼は降霊術のみなら、ず様々なジャンルの魔術で才能を見せ、その出鱈目な多才ぶりは平賀源内か曹操か、という有様であった。
    英霊を使役するサーヴァントという存在すらも、彼にとっては数ある礼装の一つ、程度の認識でしかなかったのだろう。英霊の人格というものを認める気が毛頭なかったが故に、ディルムッドの忠義に打しても最後まで理解を示すことができず、結果として自滅も同然の敗退を遂げる。
    とはいえ実のところディルムッドも、マスターとして自分の忠義を受け正めてくれる相手なら誰でも良かった節があり、ケイネスその人の人柄と向き合っての相互埋解を怠っていたのは事実である。もし板にディルムッドが、ケイネスの才能と経歴にメロメロになるほど感服した上で忠誠を誓っていたならば、ケイネスとてもうちょっと柔らかい接し方をしたんじゃなかろうか。
    まあ、サーヴァントと信頼関係を築けなかったことは、ケイネスにとって二番目の不運に過ぎず、ブッチギリに一番の不運は、衛宮切嗣と巡り会ってしまったことに尽きる。魔術師としての位階は切嗣よりはるかに勝りながらも、殺人者としては切嗣に及ぶべくもなく、聖杯戦争という殺し合いにおいての敗退は必定であった。ケイネスの突然の死によって、彼が時計塔において積み重ねてきた多くの貴重な研究は未整理のまま放置され、あやうくその成果は散逸してしまうところだったのだが、いちばん無能だった一人の元弟子が、『魔術の実践はからきしなのに、理論の再解釈と系統分類は天才的』という妙な才覚を持ち合わせていたことで、最終的には『ロード・ケイネス秘術大全』という一冊の魔道書として編纂され、すべての秘術はアーチボルト家の管理上へと戻されて、後の家門の繁栄を盤石のものとした。
    ちなみに第4次聖杯戦争におけるランサーチームの必勝パターンは……
    • サーブァントに戦場の誉れとか騎士の誇りだとかを意識させない。聖杯戦争は汚れ仕事の処理業務だと常に諦観させておく。
    • 前述の条件を満たすために、セィバーとの接触は極力避けること。
    • 戦闘においては常に退路の碓保を最優先し、ゲイボウを一撃当てたら目的達成とみなし撤退する。これを繰り返し、各敵対チームの消耗を待つ。
    • バーサーカーチームを活用する。他サーヴァントに対しては強敵でありながらランサーだけが相性関係で優位に立てる相手なので、可能であればバーサーカーを最終局面まで生存させて他チームの殲滅を任せ、しかる後に討ち取るのが望ましい。

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Fate/complete material IV: Extra Material - Fate/Unlimited Codes - Characters - Zero Lancer, p.070-073

    Zero Lancer

    • Ryuji Higurashi comment

    Zeroランサー - 時を超えて参戦する忠義の槍騎士

    第四次聖杯戦争、つまり『Zero』におけるランサーのサーヴァント。ルヴィアと同じく、条件を満たすと乱入してくる特殊なキャラクターである。プレーヤーキャラクターとしても使用可能だが、ストーリーは用意されていない。ただし、同郷の英雄であるランサーには敬意を表したり、第四次聖杯戦争で決着をつけられなかったセイバーとの戦いに勝つと「にれぞ待ち望んだ結末だ」と発言したりするなど、因縁のある相手には固有の反応を見せる。その性格は騎士としての忠義に満ち、主人のための勝利を第一とするもの。ただしその勝利は誇りあるものでなければならず、正々堂々と互いの武芸を凝らした戦いを望む。戦闘においては"破魔の紅薔薇(ゲイ・ジャルグ)"ど必"必滅の黄薔薇(ゲイ・ボウ)"という長短2本の魔槍を自在に操り、遠近双方の間合いで敵を圧倒する。

    • 日暮竜ニコメント

    まさかの参戦でした。第五次ランサーよりも描きやすく、わりとすんなり描けました。デモイラストがないので少し寂しいですが、あまりよい結末を迎えられなさそうなので、それはそれでよかったかも?それでも、第四次の『アンリミテッドコード』もやりたいですね。

  9. E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America, Section 2: Crimean Angel
  10. E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America, Section 8: My Fair Lady
  11. E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North America, Section 12: Sympathy for the Soldier
  12. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-2: Military Intervention
  13. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-6: United Battlefront
  14. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-6: United Battlefront
  15. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-11: Strategist's Trap
  16. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-12: Discussing the Holy Grail
  17. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-13: Battle Royale
  18. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-14: The Shadow Chasing Irisviel
  19. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-15: To the Greater Grail
  20. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-16: King's Pride
  21. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-17: Wish of the Three Founding Families
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order, ACT-18: The Fallen Grail
  23. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 06: V / Arsenal Halphas
  24. [v] Comptiq 2007-06 issue - Fate Dojo Q & A:
    Q: Cu Chulainn and Diarmuid are both Lancers, but who will win in an honourble battle?

    Q: Cu Chulainn and Diarmuid are both Lancers, but who will win in an honourble battle? In their first engagement with Saber, Cu Chulainn was being pressed hard, but Diarmuid was able to pressure Saber. So... Diarmuid is stronger

    A: Diarmuid received more backup from his Master (magical energy supply), thus in terms of pure firepower, Diarmuid was stronger. In Japan, both of them received 0 geographical boost (from the cultural sphere), but if the stage was in Ireland --- Cu Chulainn would have an edge.

    Q:同じランサーであるクーフーリンとディルムッドがガチンコで戦ったら、 どっちが勝ちますか?初登場時のクーフーリンはセイバーに押しまくられ ましたが、ディルムッドは逆に押してましたよね?ということは ディルムッドのほうが強い……? (三重県/高原の清水)

    A:ディルムッドはマスターからのバックアップ(魔力供給量)が 優れているので、単純な火力勝負ならディルムッドに軍配が上がるかと。 日本ではどちらも地形効果はゼロですが、舞台がアイルランドなら ―――クーフーリンに一本かと。

  25. [v] TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm - Encyclopedia: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne [Character], p.380

    Diarmuid Ua Duibhne [Character]

    ディルムッド・オディナ [人物]【で いるむっど・おでいな】
    4次ランサーの真名。チャームポイントは泣き黒子!な輝く貌をもつ可哀相なイケメン。何気にスペックは高いが、安定と信頼の幸運Eで深夜枠なのに昼ドラレべルの泥沼を展開する。なにこれこわい。(投稿者・残念それは残像だ)

  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4
    [v] Fate/Zero Blu-ray Disc Box II English Translation booklet: Master Session 002 - Lancer Side, p.007-010

    Master Session 002 - Lancer Side

    Midorikawa: Lancer had quite a few of scenes, but I was struck by the scene where he curses them as he dies (episode 16), and by the way he's shown as being so vigorous in the first half of the episode. He was so lively that when he's forced to kill himself, you feel sorrier for him. I thought his suicide scene was handled delicately. There's an illustration for that scene in the original (the TYPE-MOON VERSION). But they presented it differently in the anime. I was really impressed at how well they pulled it off.

    Yamazaki: I bet that if we'd applied ourselves, we would've been the favorite to win the Holy Grail War.

    Midorikawa wished that they allow Lancer and Saber to go on fighting forever as Lancer seemed to be enjoying himself.

    Animation Material

    Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald
    Lancer's Master. Lecturer at the Clocktower, the Mages's Association's headquarters.
    Eldest son of the Archibald family. Taking part in the Holy Grail War as a feather in his professional cap.
    A holy relic in his possession was stolen by Waver, his student.
    He makes use of a mana-infused orb mercury, the Volumen Hydragram, to attack and defend. Atsushi Ikariya was in charge of the character design for the anime version.

  27. [v] ALL OVER/Zero - Fate/Zero Exchange of Questions and Answers, p.024
    Questions 12: Diarmuid tastes so good. [T]

    Questions 12: Diarmuid tastes so good. [ Causal horizon · All the evil of the world ]

    Gen: Among Fuyuki's local specialty of Servants, we carefully picked out the tragic Celtic hero, have him commit suicide through a Command Seal to ensure the ingredient's freshness. Our restaurant's main chef is very confident in and highly recommends this Lancer dish. There's nothing better than hearing that you enjoyed it.

    Q:「ディルムットうめぇー」[因果地平・この世全ての悪]

    虚:冬木の名産として名高いサーヴァントの中でも、特に悲劇性の風味が香るケルト英雄を厳選して使用いたしました。素材の鮮度を活かすべく伝統の令呪自害にて調理した、当店のシェフが自信を持ってお勧めするランサー料理。お気に召していただけたようで何よりです。

  28. [v] ALL OVER/Zero - Fate/Zero Exchange of Questions and Answers, p.024
    Questions 13: ...Is it a tradition that the Saber class is always beaten by the Lancer class at the start of the story? [T]

    Questions 13: ...Is it a tradition that the Saber class is always beaten by the Lancer class at the start of the story? [ Wales · Pig of Cornwall ]

    Nasu: That also surprised me, it's something to be admired. Please understand the power of Urobuchi Gen, who faithfully followed the beginning of Fate/stay night's story. But... to think he also copied its ending! That person really is a demon! (Biting a handkerchief while crying)

    Q:「......セイバーのクラスには、開幕早々ランサーに不覚を取るというジンクスでもあるのでしょうか?」[ウェールズ・コーンウォールの豬]

    奈:アレはボクも驚いた。なんというセルフオマージュ.....!Fate/stay nightの冒頭を踏襲する虚淵玄の構成力を思い知ってください。でも......でも、オチまで踏襲しなくでもいいじゃない!鬼だよあの人は!(泣きながらハンカチを噛む)

  29. Fate/Zero Blu-ray Disc Box I, p.030
Characters by series
Fate/stay night Main characters: Shirou EmiyaSaberRin TohsakaSakura MatouIllyasviel von EinzbernArcherKirei Kotomine
Secondary characters: AssassinBerserkerCasterGilgameshLancerRiderShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiTrue AssassinZouken Matou
Minor characters: Atrum GalliastaAyako MitsuzuriBedivereClaudia HortensiaGai GotouIssei RyuudouKaede MakideraKane HimuroLeysrittJusteaze Lizrich von EinzbernOtoko HotaruzukaSellaTaiga FujimuraVivianYukika Saegusa
Fate/hollow ataraxia Main characters: Bazett Fraga McRemitzAvengerCaren Hortensia
Secondary characters: AssassinDiloEdelfelt sistersLuviagelita EdelfeltMinori Mitsuzuri Master of AssassinPerseusReikan RyuudouSaberScáthachSthenoEuryale
Fate/Zero Main characters: Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernSaberKirei KotomineWaver VelvetRiderTokiomi TohsakaArcher
Secondary characters: Aoi TohsakaAssassinBerserkerCasterKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldLancerMaiya HisauRisei KotomineRyuunosuke UryuuSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Minor characters: Byakuya MatouFionn mac CumhaillGlen and Martha MackenzieGrainneJubstacheit von EinzbernNatalia KaminskiNorikata EmiyaShirley
Fate/EXTRA Main characters: Hakuno KishinamiSaberArcherCasterGilgameshRin TohsakaRani VIIISakura MatouBB
Secondary characters: AliceArcherAssassinBerserkerBerserkerCasterCasterDan BlackmoreJinako CarigiriJulius B. HarweyLauncherKiara SessyoinLancerLancerLancerRun RuLeonardo B. HarweyMeltryllisMonji GatouPassionlipRiderSaberSaverShinji MatouTwice H. Pieceman
Minor characters: AmaterasuAoko Aozaki Chishiki MabiIkuyo YuutouIssei RyuudouKirei KotomineShiki RyougiSialim Eltnam Re-AtlasiaTaiga FujimuraTouko Aozaki
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction characters: Caules Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaGordes Musik YggdmillenniaReika RikudouRoche Flyn YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaArcher of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of BlackCaster of BlackLancer of BlackRider of BlackSaber of Black
Red Faction characters: Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenArcher of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of RedCaster of RedLancer of RedRider of RedSaber of Red
Other characters: SiegRuler
Minor characters: AiasAlma PetresiaAlzirBram Nuada-Re Sophia-RiFafnirHectorLord El-Melloi IIReines El-Melloi ArchisorteRocco BelfebanSergeTooleTouki SisigouTrimmauVictor Frankenstein
Fate/Prototype Main characters: Ayaka SajyouSaberMisaya ReiroukanLancerArcherRiderManaka Sajyou

Secondary characters: Archer's MasterAssassinBeast|BerserkerCasterAro IsemiHiroki SajyouSancraid Phahn

Fate/Prototype: Fragments Manaka SajyouSaberElza SaijoArcherNigel SawardLancerShizuri IsemiRiderMisaya's fatherCasterTatsumi KitanoBerserkerSeiji JingaAssassin
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowSaberArcherCasterAssassinGrayLord El-Melloi IIWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake False Masters and Servants: Flat EscardosFalse BerserkerTiné ChelcFalse ArcherWolfFalse LancerTsubaki KuruokaFalse RiderOrlando ReeveFalse CasterJester KartureFalse Assassin
True Masters and Servants: Ayaka SajyouPlayerSaberSigmaWatcherBazdilot CordelionTrue ArcherFrancesca PrelatiTrue CasterHaruri BorzakTrue BerserkerFaldeus DiolandTrue AssassinDoris LusendraTrue Rider
Other characters: FilliaJohn WingardVera LevittClan CalatinHansa CervantesLord El-Melloi IIYuukaku KuruokaCashuraGalvarosso ScladioRohngallSaint GermainMaster of Archer (Fate/strange Fake)
Fate/Grand Order Main characters: Ritsuka FujimaruMash Kyrielight
Observer on Timeless Temple characters: Romani ArchamanLeonardo da VinciOlga Marie AnimusphereFouSherlock HolmesLev Lainur FlaurosBeast IIGoetia
Epic of Remnant characters: BaalPhenexZeparBeast III/RAshiya DoumanRaumRandolph Carter
Cosmos in the Lostbelt characters: Goredolf MusikJingle Abel MeuniereSion Eltnam SokarisCaptain NemoTamamo VitchGrigori RasputinKirei KotominePriestess of the Alien GodAlien GodKadoc ZemlupusOphelia PhamrsoloneHinako AkutaScandinavia PeperoncinoKirschtaria WodimeBeryl GutDaybit Sem VoidSenji MuramasaChaldeanDavid Bluebook
Other characters: Marisbury AnimusphereGalahadCharacters in Fate/Grand Order
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi Archisorte

Recurring characters: AddTrimmauHishiri AdashinoFlat EscardosSvin GlascheitLuviagelita EdelfeltHishiri AdashinoMelvin WeinsFakerDoctor Heartless
Secondary characters: FluegerHeine IstariJiroubou Seigen TokitouClownOrlocke CaesarmundRosalind IstariGeryon AshbornTouko AozakiInorai Valualeta AtroholmByron Valualeta IselmaDiadra Valualeta IselmaEstella Valualeta IselmaCarinaReginaMaio Brishisan ClynellesIslo SebunanMick GrazilierAtrum GalliastaCaules ForvedgeYvette L. LehrmanOlga Marie AnimusphereTrisha FellowsKarabo FramptonRodinLeandraJean-Mario SupinerraBersac BlackmoreMagdalenaZepia Eltnam AtlasiaFernando CrozeSister IlumiaCorpse KingMcDonell Trambellio ElrodRufleus Nuada-Re EulyphisAsheara MystrasCalugh Ithred

The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi ArchisorteErgo

Secondary characters: AddRin TohsakaLatio Crudelis HiramTangereWuzhiqiFlat EscardosLuviagelita Edelfelt
Other characters: Shirou EmiyaMikiya KokutouMana Ryougi

Garden of Avalon AgravainArtoriaGalahadGawainGuinevereKayLancelotMerlinMorgan le FayTristanVortigern
Fate/kaleid liner Main characters: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltChloe von EinzbernRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltMagical RubyMagical Sapphire

Secondary characters: Shirou EmiyaSella (Fate/kaleid)Leysritt (Fate/kaleid)Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernCaren HortensiaBazett Fraga McRemitzTanakaBeatrice FlowerchildAngelicaDarius AinsworthErika AinsworthShirou Emiya (Miyu's brother)Julian AinsworthKischur Zelretch SchweinorgLord El-Melloi IIMimi KatsuraTatsuko GakumazawaSuzuka KuriharaNanaki MoriyamaTaiga FujimuraShinji MatouSakura Matou

Fate/Requiem Main characters: Erice UtsumiVoyagerKarinBerserkerKoharu F RiedenflausSaberChitose ManazuruLancerNzambiAnubis
Secondary characters: Caren FujimuraMakkiKuchimeRurihime
Fate/type Redline Main characters: Kanata AkagiTsukumo FujimiyaSaber
Secondary characters: ArcherBerserkerMajor MagatsuKanameMajor ReiterAssassinCasterRider
Fate/Koha-Ace Main characters: Sakura SaberKohakuAkihaDemon ArcherArtoriaRiderOryuuCaren KotomineLancerMajor MatouBerserkerAssassinCasterMajor ReiterFuhrerLancer
Other characters: SaberDevil SaberSun Wukong
Others Association DirectorGazamyGrail-kunKischur Zelretch SchweinorgMagical AmberMagical CarenMoby DickNagato TohsakaNeco-ArcPhantas-MoonRaiga FujimuraSaber LionTyphonList of characters by statistics
Fate/stay night Shirou EmiyaRin TohsakaIllyasviel von EinzbernShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiCasterKirei KotomineZouken MatouSakura MatouAtrum Galliasta
Ernest Gravehill
Fate/hollow ataraxia Bazett Fraga McRemitzCaren HortensiaEdelfelt sistersMaster of AssassinEinzbern Master
Fate/Zero Kiritsugu EmiyaKirei KotomineTokiomi TohsakaRyuunosuke UryuuWaver VelvetKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Fate/EXTRA Hakuno KishinamiRin TohsakaRani VIIILeonardo B. HarweyRun RuDan BlackmoreShinji MatouAliceJulius B. HarweyMonji GatouTwice H. PiecemanJinako CarigiriKiara SessyoinMeltryllisBBKazuhito SakagamiIzaya KiiLeila RaidouMisao AmariAtrum Galliasta
Fate/Apocrypha Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenGordes Musik YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaRoche Frain YggdmillenniaCaules Forvedge YggdmillenniaReika RikudouSagara HyoumaSieg
Fate/Prototype Ayaka SajyouMisaya ReiroukanManaka SajyouSancraid PhahnAro IsemiElza SaijoNigel SawardMisaya's fatherShizuri IsemiSeiji JingaTatsumi Kitano
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Doctor Heartless
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake PlayerTiné ChelcTsubaki KuruokaOrlando ReeveJester KartureFlat EscardosWolfAyaka SajyouSigmaFaldeus DiolandCashuraFrancescaDoris LusendraHaruriBazdilot Cordelion
Fate/Grand Order Ritsuka FujimaruKirschtaria WodimeOphelia PhamrsoloneKadoc ZemlupusScandinavia PeperoncinoHinako AkutaBeryl GutDaybit Sem Void
Fate/Requiem Erice UtsumiKarinKoharu F RiedenflausChitose ManazuruMakkiKuchimeRurihimeAhasuerus
Fate/type Redline Kanata AkagiKanameMajor MagatsuMajor ReiterMaster of CasterMysterious Officer
Koha-Ace KohakuArtoriaMajor MatouCaren Kotomine
Fate/kaleid liner Class Card users: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltAngelicaBeatrice FlowerchildJulian AinsworthRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltShinji Matou
Classes SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
RulerAvengerAlter EgoMoonCancerShielderBeastGrand Servant (Grand Caster) • SaverGunnerGatekeeperFunny VampFakerWatcherNon-classed Servants
Fate/stay night SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
ArcherAssassin
Shielder
Fate/hollow ataraxia AvengerSaberAssassin
Fate/Zero SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/EXTRA Playable Servants: SaberArcherCasterGilgameshSaberCasterSaberRuler
Party Servants: RiderRiderRulerSaberRiderLancerArcherBerserkerCasterBerserker
Non-Playable Servants: SaberLancerLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBerserkerSaverRiderAssassinLancerSaberLancerBerserkerBerserkerArmstrong
Non-Playable CCC Servants: SaberLancerCasterLauncherBB
Alter Ego: PassionlipMeltryllisVioletKingproteaKazuradrop
Others: Saber
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction: Saber of Black (Sieg) • Lancer of BlackArcher of BlackRider of BlackCaster of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of Black
Red Faction: Saber of RedLancer of RedArcher of RedRider of RedCaster of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of Red
Others: RulerRuler
Discarded designs: DavidMusashibou BenkeiGeorgiosSakata Kintoki
Fate/Prototype First Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Second Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBeast
Fate/strange fake False Servants: SaberFalse LancerFalse ArcherFalse RiderFalse CasterFalse AssassinFalse Berserker
True Servants: True ArcherTrue RiderTrue CasterTrue AssassinTrue BerserkerWatcher
Fate/Grand Order Saber: AstolfoAlteraArtoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)Artoria Pendragon LilyBarghestBedivereBenienmaChevalier d'EonDiarmuid Ua DuibhneFergus mac RóichGaius Julius CaesarGilles de RaisIbuki-doujiLancelotMiyamoto MusashiMordredNero ClaudiusNero BridePrince of LanlingRamaSenji MuramasaShiki RyougiSiegfriedSigurdSuzuka GozenYagyuu Munenori
Lancer: Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)BradamanteBrynhildrCaenisCú ChulainnCú Chulainn (Prototype)Diarmuid Ua DuibhneElizabeth BathoryEnkiduEreshkigalFionn mac CumhaillHectorHouzouin InshunJaguar ManKarnaLeonidasMedusaMusashibou BenkeiNezhaParvatiQin LiangyuRomulusScáthachValkyrie
Archer: ArashArjunaBaobhan SithAtalantaBilly the KidCalamity JaneChild-GilChironChloe von EinzbernDavidEMIYAEMIYA AlterEuryaleFujino AsagamiGilgameshIshtarJames MoriartyNapoleonOrion(Artemis)Robin HoodTawara ToutaTomoe GozenTristan
Rider: AchillesAlexanderArtoria Pendragon (Santa Alter)AstolfoBonny and ReadBoudicaChristopher ColumbusEdward TeachFrancis DrakeIvan the TerribleLeonardo da VinciMarie AntoinetteMedbMedusaOzymandiasQuetzalcoatlRed HareGeorgiosMarthaSakamoto RyoumaSakata KintokiUshiwakamaru
Caster: Anastasia Nikolaevna RomanovaAvicebronCharles BabbageCirceCú ChulainnGeronimoGilgameshGilles de RaisHans Christian AndersenHelena BlavatskyIllyasviel von EinzbernIrisviel (Dress of Heaven)Leonardo da VinciMedeaMedea LilyMephistophelesMerlinMerlin (Prototype)MorganMurasaki ShikibuNitocrisNursery RhymeQueen of ShebaScáthach SkadiScheherazadeSiegSolomonTamamo-no-MaeThomas EdisonWilliam ShakespeareParacelsus von HohenheimWolfgang Amadeus MozartXuanzang SanzangZhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II)
Berserker: AsteriosAtalanta AlterBeowulfCaligulaChachaCú Chulainn AlterDarius IIIEric BloodaxeFlorence NightingaleFrankenstein's MonsterHeraclesHijikata ToshizoIbaraki-doujiKiyohimeLancelotLu BuMinamoto-no-RaikouMysterious Heroine X AlterPenthesileaPaul BunyanSakata KintokiSpartacusTamamo CatVlad IIIXiang Yu
Assassin: CarmillaCharles-Henri SansonCleopatraConsort YuDr. JekyllEMIYAFuuma KotarouHassan of the Cursed ArmHassan of the Hundred FacesHassan of SerenityJack the RipperJing KeKamaKatō DanzōKing HassanMata HariMochizuki ChiyomeMysterious Heroine XOkada IzouOsakabehimePhantom of the OperaSasaki KojirouSemiramisShiki RyougiShuten-doujiSthenoWu ZetianYan Qing
Ruler: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaJeanne d'ArcSherlock HolmesQin Shi Huang
Avenger: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAngra MainyuAntonio SalieriBlack IriEdmond DantèsGorgonHessian LoboJeanne Alter
Alter Ego: Ashiya DoumanKiara SessyoinKingproteaMecha Eli-chanMecha Eli-chan MkIIMeltryllisOkita Souji AlterPassionlipSitonai
MoonCancer: BBKiara Sessyoin
Foreigner: Abigail WilliamsKatsushika HokusaiBB PeleMysterious Heroine XXMysterious Idol X AlterVan GoghVoyagerYang Guifei
Beast: GoetiaTiamatKiara Sessyoin (Beast III/R)Kama/MaraCath PalugBeast of 666U-Olga MarieTamamo Vitch
Fate/Requiem VoyagerBerserkerSaberLancerCasterAnubisUnnamed female ServantAssassinAvengerRiderHendrik van der DeckenBarbarossaCirceEdward TeachEl CidJacques de MolayHannibalMarcus Vipsanius AgrippaMinamoto Kurou YoshitsuneElizabeth BathoryMata HariForeignerAsclepiusOdysseus
Fate/type Redline SaberArcherBerserkerAssassinCasterRiderLancer
Fate/kaleid liner Fifth Holy Grail War Class Cards: Archer (Gilgamesh) • Assassin (AssassinAssassin) • SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterBerserker
Unknown Holy Grail War Class Cards: AssassinBerserkerBerserker
Koha-Ace Sakura SaberMusashiLancerDemon ArcherDevil SaberRiderCasterAssassin]] • BerserkerSun WukongLancer
Others Saber LionFakerOthersServants of Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's World
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