Also known as:
The King of the Cavern
The Vengeance Demon
Popularly known as The Count of Monte CristoWP (モンテ・クリスト伯, Monte Kurisuto-haku?) and the King of the CavernWP (巌窟王, Gankutsuō?), the individual who possesses the world's greatest popularity as an avenger.
The story of the King of the Cavern is treated as a literary creation by Alexandre Dumas (pere), but it has been confirmed in modern times that the "Abbe FariaWP" who guided Edmond when he was imprisoned on the Château d'If actually existed...
Dumas and Edmond had met as Dumas was dining in a high class restaurant.
Living as a seaman in MarseilleWP, Edmond was torn away from his love Mercédès after being imprisoned in the hellish Château d'IfWP due to a false charge derived from an unscrupulous conspiracy. However, he did not fall into despair thanks to his mind of steel, and during his imprisonment, he met the similarly imprisoned Abbe Faria, who guided Edmond.
After escaping his prison, Edmond eventually acquired the treasure of the Monte CristoWP island, learned that his love and covetous affection towards Mercédès had been trampled upon and snatched away from him, and began a tragic revenge plot while concealing his identity. He swooped down upon Paris, dragging down the people who once deceived him, now the many leading figures reigning over France, into hell. At the end of his journey, he was reformed through his anguish and regret, leaving with his mistress Haydée – an Albanian princess who had been sold into slavery by Fernand de Morcerf (formerly Mondego), who had also betrayed Edmond, before the Count of Monte Cristo rescued her and eventually fell in love with her.
That stern way of life; the revenge tragedy that concealed his identity; the love and covetous affection towards his lover Mercédès, which was trampled on and snatched away; and the journey that resulted in his reform due to his anguish and regret, are all applauded by the people - not only from France, but from all over the world - and he is remembered as "the most famous avenger in the world."
October 1837. One year before enacting his vengeance, the Count of Monte Cristo carried out another tale of revenge as he had to avenge Abbe Faria, who he considered a second father. Faria was falsely accused as a rebel plotting the Italian unification and was imprisoned in the Chateau d'If by the "Three Wise Men" who desired the treasure of Monte Cristo.
While waiting for the first one, Father Angelo Braga, to appear after inviting him to his home, Haydée warns Edmond that he should not have brought Angelo here, but Edmond tells her to go away as it is not yet time for the two of them to meet. When Concetta comes to his room to tell him that Angelo has arrived, she asks if he was talking to someone, and he says that it was just a phantom.
The Count and Angelo talk over dinner. The Count was investigating the church and Angelo went for him who knows the location of the treasure. Edmond reveals how through knowledge, he was taught everything, from knowing how to live to how to fight, by Abbe Faria and calls him his second father, while also revealing that this was all a trap to lure Angelo who is one of the Three Wise Men who got Faria imprisoned. The food was poisoned and Angelo has taken a lethal dose, but it doesn't work because of his special Assembly of the Eight Sacrament training and he attacks Edmond. The Count attacks him with a pistol, but it can't even scratch him, so he has Concetta activate a trap which blows Angelo up along with the whole mansion. Angelo does barely survive but the Count finishes him off with one of Angelo's Black Keys, piercing his chest while he was surprised that monsters also have hearts. Then, Edmond declared that one is down.
The Count of Monte Cristo moves to Rome to continue his revenge plot. While attending to an opera, the Count and Concetta discuss about their next objective. The target is a cardinal, and the plan is to lure him with money. After that, one of Edmond's informants, one of many he has all over Europe, is killed. While at first the killing was thought to be by bandits or pirates, Concetta says that it "went over the line". The second set of killings was of a man who started an investment company in Spain, and his wife and 5-year-old daughter. The Count's group are the only ones who realize that these killings are connected as the man who was killed was one of Morrel's associates. The killings continue, and some of the corpses are left without a drop of blood.
Edmond is sure that the killings are the doing of one of the Three Wise Men and is furious. The killer left behind a message by spelling out a word, letter by letter, with the organs of his victims: Tarantella. Edmond wonders if this is really how the Church works, if Tarantella is just crazy, if this is vengeance for Angelo, or if he's just playing around with people's lives. He tells Concetta to prepare, and they start a counterattack by spreading information that the Count of Monte Cristo would be holding a huge party as bait, and they rent the whole Villa MediciWP for this purpose.
Haydée shows again and warns Edmond that this is way too dangerous. She wants him to live, and says that Faria would have wanted the same. Edmond says nobody knows what the dead want, and all he's doing is ridding himself of his own sorrows. Haydée wishes she could heal him of his sorrows, but Edmond tells her to begone, and to wait for him on the other side beyond love and hate.
Tarantella shows up and notices that there is nobody else at the "party" besides him. He recognizes the Count by his white hair and explains that Faria turned his back on the Holy Church when he said that he wanted to save all life. Edmond says that those are the Church's teachings, but Tarantella explains that's just the Church's front, and the truth is different. Edmond says that they're a bunch of heretics, bloodstained murderers who themselves turned their backs on the Messiah and the Prophets, and activates a trap which fires spears at Tarantella, and then another trap which binds him with chains made to subdue tigers, but Tarantella breaks out easily. Edmond shoots him in the forehead but Tarantella gets back up and pulls out the spears.
Tarantella uses a white lightning that burns Edmond and defeats him instantly, but doesn't kill him because he still needs to interrogate him. The Count asks if the Church is all composed of monsters, and Tarantella says that not all members have this power. The cardinal is a mere weak human for example, who isn't even an Executor - an inquisitor of the Sacred Church who represents the Will of God - like Angelo or Tarantella. Edmond is enraged by the claim that they're doing God's work and gets up again, blocking Tarantella's vision with his coat and stabbing him in the heart with a knife. Tarantella says that he's not just a mere Executor either, and asks where that foolish criminal Faria's treasure is while hitting Edmond with more of his lightning Magecraft. Edmond answers that both Tarantella and Angelo are idiots as there is no such thing as a "treasure". Tarantella observes that Edmond is imprevious to torture, as he doesn't fear death, or pain, or damage to his body, thinking that time in the Chateau d'If made him strong, so he says that he'll have Edmond recall what pain is like by destroying one of his belongings, and leaves. Edmond regrets listening to Ali and Concetta and not using explosives in the traps and accepts it was his own loss. Haydée calls out to the Count again and he asks her to give him more power. She says he already has it within him.
The Count arrives to the inn where Concetta was waiting for him, but he is late and Tarantella finishes sucking Concetta's blood dry just as he arrives. Edmond realises that Tarantella is a Blood-Sucking Demon, a Vampire. Tarantella says that comparing him to Lord RuthvenWP makes sense, but that's not quite it as he is another thing, and presents himself by revealing his true name, Michael Rose Valdamjong, a being that devours humans.
Faria wasn't able to tell Edmond about Dead Apostles and Michael Roa Valdamjong, the Monster of Ego and the evil reincarnator who dwells inside the hidden side of the Church, because the vampire put a curse on him. But Faria left Edmond "the treasure of darkness" he stole from the Church that would one day help Edmond out when he one day faces a non-human enemy that he would lose to - The Treasure of Monte Cristo, which has the power to remake a person anew.
The Count of Monte Cristo laughs and says it doesn't matter what Roa is, as he, and not Roa, represents God's Will, and then starts burning with black flames. He immediately understands how it works, and how it's a weapon for him to burn his enemies.
« To me belongeth Vengeance! »
|(Edmond quotes the Holy Bible after proclaiming himself as the true Will of God)|
Roa recognises the black fire as the Monte Cristo Mythologie, a legend hidden in the Mountain of the Messiah, the despair of those without God, the flames of Hell and the Void, and a power equal to that from the Age of Myths which forces a special Magic Circuit and Magic Crest into the user.
The Count tells him to shut up and blasts Roa through the inn's wall. Roa runs, but Edmond flies after him, so they fight in the skies of Rome. The Dead Apostle traps Edmond with magic and blasts him with a powerful lightning, and then uses the moves of his multiple reincarnations, including the curses of the Seventh and the barriers of the Fourth. Edmond calls upon the fires of vengeance to eat his soul and turn into black flames, breaking the magical barrier imprisoning him and then proceeds to grab and burn Roa while laughing, the vampire noticing that damage dealt by those flames is not regenerating. The Count then declares that they'll just have to see whose soul is incinerated first. Roa rabidly shouts that there can't be such a thing as a fire that can burn even souls, but Edmond says those flames are right here. Roa can't heal and Edmond asks him to just try and pretend to be the Messiah in front of God again. Roa starts shouting that this can't be possible and starts to say he is a reincarnator; even if his body is destroyed, he is infinite. But Roa's rambling is cut off short by Edmond's declaration.
« Despair. That... is Hell. I will not take pity upon you, rot away. »
|(The Count of Monte Cristo declares his victory)|
When the Count realizes it, he is standing alone and nothing is left of Roa but cinders. He feels something vanishing from his body, and believes that it is the Treasure of Monte Cristo. He realizes that he was saved by Faria once more. His body will never be enveloped in black flames again, not unless he's someday reborn as something as inhuman as a vampire. He prays for Concetta to watch over his vengeance. He heads for the cathedral and is stopped by a guard who demands to know who he is. He laughs and says that the Count of Monte Cristo has come for the cardinal.
Some time later, the cardinal lost his position, and it's unknown if the Count of Monte Cristo ultimately killed him or not. Either way, his vengeance in Rome was over; but this was only the tale of the vengeance for Faria, the other vengeance. And so this is not the end but the beginning of the Count of Monte Cristo's story of vengeance in Paris.
« My name is the King of the Cavern.
While his True Name is Edmond Dantès, Avenger perceives himself to be a different person from the seaman from Marseille. While in life he had abandoned his dark nature at the end of his gruesome and tragic revenge in Paris, his powerful and vengeful Monte Cristo persona has manifested as a Servant and is still acting as the "image of a nemesis", so he claims, "In that case, I am not Edmond." Therefore, he will never introduce himself as Edmond Dantès. His catchphrase is "Wait and Hope" (in French, "Attendre, Esperer"), which is a direct quotation from the ending of The Count of Monte Cristo in his farewell letter to his friend Maximilien Morrel.
« One of my names is enough to strike terror into your heart, but I don't have to tell you what it is, do I? You've already guessed it, haven't you? Or rather, you remember it, for despite all my years of sorrow and torment, the joy of vengeance has made my face young again! »
|(Monte Cristo to Fernand de Morcerf, from Chapter 54 of "The Count of Monte Cristo")|
An avenger to fate and reality. Avenger always hates the irrationality and malice that is all over the world. At a first glance, it appears that his hatred is projected towards the whole world except on himself, but he is never a demon that hates innocent people. He hates and continues to deny reality itself that continues to reign while it is still full of atrocities and immoralities. Avenger defines himself as a “demon of eternal vengeance”. He is full of roughness and violence, hurting every person who approaches him, but...
To the Master who do battle to rescue human history from incineration, Avenger has two forms to select from. Namely, the form as “himself that trifles with reality and a vicious fate (Edmond Dantès)“ representing his current self, and the form as “a person that is close to who he was before (King of the Cavern) as the materialized idol of hatred.” Particularly regarding the latter form, before long, Avenger will surely recognize the profile of his Master who continues to struggle, seemingly at first remembering Haydée, the princess of a ruined country, or Abbe Faria, who was his benefactor.
"They are not Abbe Faria."
"They are not Haydée."
Of course, Avenger himself in this form does not represent his current self. The Master who walks together with him is just one person in his past, present and future. Even though, the others should not be here. If that is the case, the feelings embraced then is also the sole thing that must be there in the past, and not here in the present.
According to Shiki Ryougi, Edmond Dantès is the kind of person who one victory against him is enough for him to become an unexpectedly trustworthy ally, as only someone with great love and care would turn into such an Avenger after being betrayed by someone they love. That also means that Edmond loves humanity on a very fundamental level.
If Angra Mainyu, born of hatred, is an avenger that speaks about love, the King of the Cavern, born of love, is an avenger that speaks about hatred. Where one forgives and accepts evil as a inherent part of humanity, the other rages and strikes at it with vengeance.
- Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
- Avenger highly appreciates his way of life. "That greed that saves the world is unquestionably the embodiment of human nature!"
- Jeanne d'Arc
- Avenger doubts her current state of life. There is no reason to believe that she does not harbour the flames of vengeance as if she was betrayed by the world...
- Florence Nightingale
- Even though he cannot so as far as recognize this particular case as a Heroic Spirit, this vengeful demon caught a glimpse of her who holds to herself an unwavering conviction, something that is dazzlingly beautiful, of which the current state of her soul have reached the domain of an idol. He remembers the events of The Vengeance Demon Howls in the Prison Tower and so chooses to keep calling her Mercedes, which Nightingale assumes is evidence of brain damage that warrants surgery at the earliest possible convenience.
- Angra Mainyu
- Avenger respects him, for it is possible to say that this person is the original Avenger.
- Jeanne d’Arc (Alter) / Jeanne Alter Santa Lily
- Avenger is quietly observing the fate of some girls for the materialization of a new Avenger.
- Napoléon Bonaparte
- The man who was partly responsible for Edmond's imprisonment. The current Edmond bears no hatred towards the French conqueror.
Event: The Garden of Order
Ritsuka’s party encounters Avenger, shrouded in darkness, in the woods outside Ogawa Apartment Complex. Avenger causes an unstable spiritron disruption to cut their connection with Romani Archaman to be cut off. Shiki Ryougi believes he is emitting a murderous aura, though Avenger declares he is nothing but pure rage. He then reveals the ghosts in the apartment are souls who were unrewarded in life, and their regrets keep from moving to the afterlife. Stating the ghosts need peace, he declares he’ll create a Hell for them using the grudge filled apartment if Hell itself denies them. He then leaves, warning the group not to stand in his way.
The group later confronts Avenger on the roof, believing him to the mastermind behind the distortion. He tells them that his grudge shall never fade away, and even if the apartment will disappear, his work will continue. He refuses to give up until he remembers everything of the island of despair, the tower of incarceration, and the castle of treasures. Mash calls him a Heroic Spirit that shouldn’t exist in this world, but he refutes that Heroic Spirits and spirits of the dead are ultimately the same thing. Then, the greater ghost the group destroyed earlier appears. Mash believes it’s another one, but Avenger corrects that curses never disappear and declares the system of curses Solomon gave him is now complete. He declares resentment and killing will continue as long as the other exists, calling the hatred of the sacrificed his nourishment. After he states he’ll be worshiped as a god for creating an eternal hell, the greater ghost prepares to attack the group. Mash senses it has far more Magical Energy than before, saying its resentment increases with every defeat. if the ghost’s resentment continues to increase at its current rate, they won’t be able to destroy it. However, Shiki encourages her and Ritsuka to fight, saying to Avenger that all things have an end. Impressed by her claims, Avenger asks the group to show him they can deny the evil of humans, and prove to him nothing can exist for eternity.
After the ghost is destroyed, Avenger jumps off the roof to flee. Shiki goes to stop him, but Romani warns Avenger is actually an illusion. Ritsuka stops her, and she kills the illusion of Avenger with a thrown knife. As Avenger disappears, Romani asks him why he created the distortion and who ordered him to do so. Avenger answers Chaldea’s enemy had ordered him to transform the apartment into a Singularity. But he used it to fuel his need for vengeance by using the Servants’ own desire for revenge. Ritsuka asks his identity before he disappears, but he only says “ Attendre et espérer... (Wait and hope)” as he fades away.
Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower
Edmond welcomes Ritsuka when their soul arrives in the recreation of Château d'If. He unveils himself and destroys the spirits trying to kill Ritsuka out of envy. Afterward, he explains where they are and introduces himself as Avenger. Exiting the prison cell, he explains to Ritsuka that they'll need to pass the seven Halls of Judgement to escape. He says neither their voice nor those of Chaldea can reach each other. He also warns if they die in the Halls or fails to escape in seven days, they'll die. He then reveals the current Château d'If is a recreation similar to a Singularity that Solomon uses as a hunting ground.
Ritsuka and Edmond soon encounter the Phantom of the Opera. Edmond calls him a monster of envy who has come to kill Ritsuka. Edmond kills Phantom and commends Ritsuka for their skills as a Master.
Edmond explains Ritsuka's body is still in Chaldea, along with everyone else there. However, the flow of time and space differs between Chaldea and the prison, so seven days in the prison equates to one in Chaldea. Edmond also reveals they will always begin in the same prison cell before exiting. The pair then encounters a mysterious woman asking for help. She explains she suddenly found herself in the prison with no memories. Edmond decides to call her Mercédès after she recalls she was searching for something important. Taking Mercédès with them, the pair reach the second hall.
There Edmond asks Ritsuka if they ever felt lust, which the second hall represents. He further asks if they've ever given in to bestial urges, to which Fergus mac Róich loudly and proudly answers that he has. Edmond tells Ritsuka that all humans carry the inescapable sin of lust. Fergus decides to kill Ritsuka and Edmond after accusing them of trying to keep Mercédès from him. At Ritsuka's behest, Edmond kills Fergus to protect Mercédès. Afterward, he tells Ritsuka he'll kill them if they admit they cannot fight anymore.
Edmond reveals the connection between Ritsuka's soul and their body is weakening. Leaving without Mercédès, the pair encounter the avatar of sloth, Gilles de Rais. Hearing Gilles spout how his blasphemy is an offering to God, Edmond says he represents sloth because he let himself fall into depravity. He then proceeds to kill Gilles.
Later, Edmond immediately has Ritsuka go to the fourth hall, which represents wrath. Remarking on the subject of vengeance, he is angry that the fourth lord denies anger, the purest of emotion. He is furious that even as the fourth lord, she would still speak of salvation and forgiveness. But he will never forgive and looks forward to killing her.
Arriving at the hall, he and Ritsuka are confronted by both Saber Gilles and Jeanne d'Arc, the avatar of wrath. Edmond says she willingly entered the prison tower to stop him. He believes Jeanne should be vengeful towards her betrayal and execution. Jeanne refutes his words and refuses to judge Ritsuka, saying she lacks the will and right. Instead, she has come to save Edmond’s soul. The notion infuriates Edmond, stating that none can save him. After killing Gilles, he prepares to do the same to Jeanne. But Jeanne retreats, refusing to give up on Edmond.
Later, Ritsuka and Edmond go to face off against the avatar of greed. At the sixth hall, they're confronted by Jeanne, who had been waiting for Edmond. She tells him that even with his uncontrollable rage, he can still ask for forgiveness and salvation. She knows that he has experienced it before. Jeanne's words send Edmond into a rage, and he prepares to kill her. He calms down a bit, though, when the avatar of greed, Amakusa Shirou Tokisada, arrives. Amakusa Shirou understands words and prayer cannot reach Edmond, yet he believes in him. He also knows he didn't join Solomon; Edmond admits he is uninterested in a being beyond love and hate. He tells Amakusa Shirou not to misunderstand him as he never helped save the world. Amakusa Shirou admits this is true, then fights Edmond with Jeanne.
After being defeated, Amakusa Shirou warns Edmond that his black flames will destroy him one day. Edmond replies that not even God cannot change his state as an eternal Avenger. But Jeanne tells him that nothing is eternal, particularly evil. Edmond calls her and Amakusa Shirou weak, saying such weakness is why they became the avatars of wrath and greed. He suspects they'll meet and bids them farewell. Jeanne and Amakusa Shirou then disappear, praying that Edmond’s soul finds rest. Ritsuka asks if they were supposed to defeat them. Edmond answers their interest was in him, though he wonders what would've happened to Ritsuka if Jeanne and Amakusa Shirou succeeded.
Not finding Mercédès in the prison cell, Ritsuka and Edmond head for the final hall. They find it empty, so to pass the time, Edmond tells the story of his revenge in the third person. While his living self abandoned vengeance after achieving his revenge, the Edmond recorded as a Heroic Spirit was the him who sought revenge. Mercédès then appears and attacks him with the wraiths in the prison that admire her. After Edmond destroys the ghosts, it is revealed Mercédès was meant to be the seventh lord before losing the role. Mercédès disappears, addressing Edmond by his True Name. Edmond denies that is his name, calling himself an eternal being of vengeance. He then attacks Ritsuka since only one can leave the prison, revealing himself to be the avatar of pride.
After being defeated, he commends Ritsuka for achieving an ending filled with hope. He reveals Ritsuka became trapped in the prison when they carelessly said his name. Solomon placed a curse called the Evil Eye on them when they stared into his eyes back in London. Edmond laughs at how Solomon's trap failed, saying it's what he gets for choosing him. Ritsuka asks him if he'll disappear forever, wishing to see him again. Edmond tells them to wait and hope before disappearing.
Final Singularity: Solomon
Edmond is the leader of the "special event" Servants to assist Chaldea against the Demon Gods Pillars. Once Ritsuka and Mash reach the Trash Heap, they're thrown into a place where no help can reach and Andromalius confronts the two. While he laughs at them for the futility of their actions, Edmond breaks through space-time at an impossible speed to help his accomplice, as hope always exists even in the middle of despair. Following him, all the other special event Servants show up to help. After the fight, Edmon fights alone against Andromalius, who is cursing the time they used him in their plan. Ritsuka and Mash use this chance to reach the throne of the Time Temple.
Subspecies Singularity I: Shinjuku
He witnesses Jeanne Alter dive into the sewers per Sherlock Holmes‘ advice escaping Hessian Lobo. Together with her, he finally rescues Shakespeare, and they’re joined Hans Christian Andersen. He and Jeanne Alter then ambush James Moriarty, who dodges their attacks. Shakespeare and Andersen then combine their Noble Phantasms to summon the Great Detectives. While they cannot help physically, the detectives lend their strength to Ritsuka. Moriarty then uses the Grail to give himself magical energy equal to a Demon God. With three minutes before Bennu arrives, the group commence their final battle against Moriarty.
Struggling against the group, Moriarty uses the Grail on himself once again. However, the detectives use this opportunity to grant Ritsuka their power. Ritsuka uses it to unveil Moriarty as the culprit which results in his strength being sapped. With Moriarty defeated and Bennu destroyed, the Singularity is resolved, so the Servants start to disappear. Having done what he was asked to do, Edmond decides it’s time for him to leave as well. Ritsuka asks him who asked him to help, but he never really answers. He tells them they have a long road ahead of them, though he doubtless they’ll cross paths again. He tells Ritsuka to remember punishment, deserving or otherwise, is always given, but they will never succumb to it. He disappears, assuring Ritsuka that he’ll be at their side when they call for him.
Subspecies Singularity III: Shimosa
Edmond comes to Shimosa after being asked by Sherlock Holmes to help Ritsuka, knowing of his experiences involving dreams. He pretends to be a Christian missionary as a cover. Ritsuka and Miyamoto Musashi encounter him in Toke Castle town after they stopped a fight between Kiyohime and Otama. He directs the two to a nearby alleyway where they’ll see someone they’d do well to meet.
Gathering intelligence, Edmond uncovers Amakusa Shirou Tokisada‘s plan to sacrifice Kiyohime to Onriedo Castle, and use her Tokugawa heritage as a catalyst to cast a far-ranging multilayered curse on the Tokugawa regime to destroy every world where the Tokugawa exists.
When Toke Castle becomes Onriedo Castle, he fights an Orochi while Ritsuka’s party were fighting another one. He tells them that Kiyohime is being held captive in the castle, and of Amakusa Shirou’s plan involving her and it. Though she lacks blood from the immediate family, it will be sufficient for his plan, especially given that Iemitsu is only the third shogun. Edmond realizes Amakusa Shirou was searching for a parallel world where Matsudaira’s daughter was living near Edo following the Shimabara Rebellion. He tells the group to hurry to the castle to stop Amakusa Shirou, as the success of his plan means the destruction of many worlds, including Shimosa.
He returns to Chaldea ahead of Ritsuka and Kotarou. Outside the facility he confronts Musashi, who eventually arrived there after becoming a Heroic Spirit following her death. He gives her a recording device to record a video message for Ritsuka before she leaves on her journey. Ritsuka runs into him on their way to their room to rest. Edmond denies being the missionary that helped them in Shimosa. He advises them to check their desk before going to sleep.
Lostbelt No. 2: Gotterdammerung
Edmond makes a brief appearance when Ritsuka falls into a dream world after Sitonai forces a connection with them while they are forging a contract with Napoleon Bonaparte. He assists Ritsuka in finding their soul and sense of self and returns them to the real world.
Summer Event: Servant Summer Festival!
BB's time loop doesn’t affect Edmond, though it’s uncertain if his resistance is connected to a Skill of his class or to himself. Presumably because of this, BB sics Ibaraki-douji on him. While fighting Ibaraki, Edmond’s extremely loud laughter helps Ritsuka’s party locate him. After they help him drive her away, he correctly presumes they want to ask him about BB and reveals he knows about the time loop. After hearing what BB’s supposed goal is, he suspects she sicced Ibaraki on him. He then asks Robin Hood to lend him his cloak so he may follow BB, knowing Robin can’t do it. After he gets it, he leaves to investigate Luluhawa.
In another loop, he sends Mash a text message saying the final draft is in trouble, even though they haven’t started drawing yet, so they’ll return to their hotel room without him alerting BB. When they arrive, he tells them that Mysterious Heroine XX is the key to unraveling the Singularity’s mysteries, so they must bargain with her and get her on their side. Later that night, he accompanies to XX’s hideout in Kileau. After XX is eventually convinced to help them, Jeanne Alter asks Edmond to check on Kileau regularly.
On the day of ServantFes, Edmond arrives to hold off Medb’s men who are trying to keep Ritsuka’s party from getting their final draft to the printer before the convention starts. He also arranged for Astolfo and Sakata Kintoki to give the group a ride to the convention center. After the group is awarded the Grail for winning ServantFes, he informs them that BB was never at Kileau, like Jeanne Alter suspected.
After getting his neck broken by True Archer, instead of dying, John Wingard has a dream vision of False Caster's past, where he sees Dumas meeting an injured Edmond Dantès in a restaurant. Later, when John and his fellow officers of the Clan Calatin are pulled into False Rider's Bounded World Doomsday Come, they all dream of the same meeting again, Dantès in the meantime threatening to fatally stab Dumas with a fork. When Dumas explains putting his tale into writing is so people will forever remembering him, after his enemies tried to have him forgotten, and thus a similar form of revenge, Dantès relents. Dumas tells him that, although he can tell Edmond's path is headed to hell, he has a better memorable ending in mind, to which Dantès replies that, if he finds it unsatisfactory, he will come back and break his windpipe. Dumas quips that he will build a "Château de Monte-CristoWP" in Paris so that he can find him more easily, as he looks forward to hearing how the Count of Monte-Cristo's tale actually ended. Dantès leaves him with the words "Wait and hope" and departs.
Avenger attacks by projecting his magical power by means of his hatred via Monte Cristo Mythologie. A black grudge effect occurs, giving damage to his opponent. Fundamentally, it is a poisonous system, where it primarily gives direct damage in addition to persistent damage and an abnormal grudge status effect.
Dantès has a unique connection to Ritsuka's dreams, which allows him to protect them from the countless grudges and resentments of the enemies that they have fought throughout the Grand Orders.
- Avenger (A Rank): One’s state of being as an avenger that gathers people’s hatred and resentment onto themselves; a way of being that became a Skill. Although it is easy for the hostility from his surroundings to be directed towards him, negative emotions directed towards Avenger will automatically be converted into his power.
- Oblivion Correction (B Rank): Although people, who are living beings, will be forgetful of many things, an avenger never forgets. An avenger’s attacks, which strike from beyond the people’s lapses of memory, will have their critical hit effects strengthened.
- Self-Replenishment (Mana) (D Rank): One’s magical energy endlessly surges until their revenge is accomplished. Recovers a minuscule amount of magical energy every turn.
- Determination of Steel (EX Rank): The dynamism and mind of steel of the man who walked on the path of revenge throughout his entire life after breaking out of the Château d’If (Tower of If) prison, which was even called the Hell on this Earth, becoming a Skill. A complete blockade of his sense of pain, resulting in effects such as the acquisition of a superhuman mind and body that is even able to endure ultrahigh-speed actions. It is a composite Skill that also primarily contains the effects of the Valor Skill and the Calm and Collected Skill.
- Golden Rule (A Rank): The Count of Monte Cristo attained everlasting wealth and political power by obtaining the “hidden treasure” told of by Abbe Faria in the Château d’If, so money is hardly a matter for him to be troubled with.
- Wisdom of Predicament (A Rank): The ability to call upon Luck with a precedence in critical situations. The wisdom brought about by the abundant knowledge he received from Abbe Faria and his own natural intelligence. By combining this with the special characteristics of his Extra Class, it becomes possible for him to use the Item Construction Skill, which is primarily a Caster’s Class Skill, at Rank B.
In addition to Monte Cristo Mythologie, he possesses the Noble Phantasms Enfer Château d'If, his mental power of steel, and Attendre, Espérer, an unbelievable recovery Noble Phantasm that is also the agglomeration of all human knowledge into the words "Wait and Hope".
Creation and Conception
« I decided on a character that is constantly engulfed in black flames because of his aspect, being called the embodiment of the desire for revenge, and I arrived at this design with that thought. »
Rui Komatsuzaki is the character illustrator for Avenger, who also designed the characters for the Danganronpa SeriesWP. His meta title "Super High School Level Heroic Spirit" also referenced the Danganronpa Series, where the characters are all Super High School Level students, and his design is reminiscent of Nagito Komaeda from the second game of the series, in reference to both having a fixation on the concept of "hope". Hikaru Sakurai is the scenario writer for his character.
Rather than go for the traditional image of a "cool old Count" for Dantès' character that Nasu feels was "brought to utter perfection" by GonzoWP in their GankutsuouWP anime, they wished to distance themselves from that characterization and instead went for a twist with a "younger count." He is a "Super High School Level Heroic Spirit", developed with the idea of having a "cool dark hero" and out of Nasu's desire for having a Komatsuzaki-developed Servant. Nasu feels that Dantès' "true worth" is in his third stage ascension appearance, the "condensation of his chuuni essence."
- Fate/Grand Order material III - Edmond Dantès, p.204-213 translated by Kinalvin
- Fate/Grand Order Profile of Edmond Dantès, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 02
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 03
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 04
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 05
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 06
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 07
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 08
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 09
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 10
- Strange Tales of Heroic Spirit Lore ~King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès~ Drama CD - Chapter 11
- Fate/strange Fake Volume 5 - Chapter 14: "Gold and Lions I"
- Fate/strange Fake Volume 5 - Chapter 16: Day 3 "Breaking Dawn and Wakeless Dreams I"
- Fate/Grand Order - Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Order, Rooftop - The Boundary of Dawn
- Fate/Grand Order material III - Angra Mainyu, p.314-321
- Fate/Grand Order - Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Order, Old Incinerator - In the Woods
- Fate/Grand Order - Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Order, Boundary of Dawn
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 1st Door: The Dark Haired Demon
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 2nd Door: The Devil of Purgatory
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 3rd Door: Monster of R'lyeh
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 4th Door: God Doesn't Speak
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 5th Door: Heartless Moonlight
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 6th Door: Vengeance is Mine...
- Fate/Grand Order - Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower, 7th Door: The Count of Monte Cristo
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Section 9: X/Andromalius, the Trash Heap
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm - Section 18: Great Detective's Great Deduction
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses - Section 5: Inferno (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses - Section 14: The Stage of Carnage, Onriedo (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses - Section 16: See You Again Someday, Flower at the Apex of Heaven
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century - Section 7: The Other Goddess (Beginning)
- Nasu Blog 3/14/16 Translation
- Nasu Blog 3/15/16 Translation