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Nastasia, a Giantess heroine of Russian myth.

GiantWPs (巨人, Kyojin?, alt. 'Titan') are a humanoid Phantasmal Species which lived during the Age of Gods.[1][2]

Characteristics[]

Differing traits are attributed to giants between mythologies, but the most common trait ascribed to them is that they are typically large in size.

Scandinavia[]

Giants feature prominently in Norse mythologyWP and were present in Scandinavia during its Age of Gods.[1]

In Norse mythology and the Age of Gods, Scandinavia was comprised of nine realms, two of which where the ice realm Niflheim and the fire realm Muspelheim. The clash of these two created frost and eventually a river of poison from which the original giant, Ymir was formed. Countless frost giants, known as JötunnWP (ヨトゥン, Yotoun?) (plural Jötnar), were subsequently born from Ymir's body.[1] Many of these would perish in the flood of blood following Ymir's death at the hands of Odin and his brothers, though the giant BergelmirWP survived clinging to a tree trunk and begot a new generation. Aside from the frost giants, who resided in the realm of JotunnheimWP, there were also fire giants, the Muspel (ムスペル, Musuperu?) (also called the EldjötnarWP), who dwelled in Muspelheim and were led by Surtr,[2] who was born from the remnants of Ymir's wrath and is also the realm of Muspelheim itself.[3]

Though they were often in conflict, at times members of the Jötnar would couple with the gods of Scandinavia, the Aesir and the Vanir, giving birth to new gods and giants.[1] Some of them, such as Loki and Skaði, were even accepted as members of the Aesir themselves.[4] The surviving Jötnar fell from mythology in time and some have been said to have transformed into the trolls of later lore. At Ragnarök, the gods and giants clashed in a final battle with many perishing and both ultimately vanishing from the world as the Texture of the Scandinavian Age of Gods was burned away by the flames of Surtr's sword. In the world of the Proper Human History, giants are virtually non-existent in the 21st century.[1][2]

The size of the Norse giants varies - some such as Skadi were human-sized while others such as Surtr are much larger.[3] The common variety found within the Norse Lostbelt were around five meters tall.[1] The types which were present in the Norse Lostbelt included the Jotunn (ヨトゥン種, Yotoun-shu?) (frost giants (霜の巨人, Shimo no Kyojin?)), the Bergriese (ベルグリシ種, Berugurishi-shu?) (mountain giants (山の巨人, Yama no Kyojin?)) and Muspel (ムスペル種, Musuperu-shu?) (fire giants (火の巨人, Hi no Kyojin?)).[3]

Other[]

Aside from the Norse variety, there are giants in other mythologies and regions, such as the Gigantes (and in various cases, the TitansWP) of Greek mythology. The Gigas who fought in the Gigantomachia were born from Sefar's remnants.[5] Atalanta has mentioned having fought giants during her life. In Beowulf's time, giants in his home country were at most up to 10 meters tall.[6]

After the Age of Gods ended, the majority of the Phantasmal Species went to the Reverse Side of the World. However giants weren't able to access to the Reverse Side of the World because the Reverse Side only allows spiritual bodies or souls there - giants are bound to their flesh so they can't get in. The giant race would dwindle around the world, though the remaining giant race would linger in Britain as the Mystery was relatively high. By the time of King Arthur era, the giants were extinct.[7]

As well as the actual species of giants, there are various individuals and entities who have been called giants (or alternatively titans) because of their immense size.[8][9] Some individuals and entities who have been referred to as giants (巨人, Kyojin?, alt. 'Titan') (though for a number of them, it isn't certain if they are specifically members of the Giant species):

Role[]

Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt[]

Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century[]

In the Norse Lostbelt's Ragnarok, Surtr absorbed Fenrir and went on a rampage, killing most of the gods and the leaders of the giants, before being sealed through Odin's sacrifice.[3] Skadi was the sole surviving goddess, whom Odin fused with Scáthach using a karmic bond to hide her from Surtr's rampage and to whim he bequeathed power and authority. Scáthach-Skadi became the ruler of the Norse Lostbelt and its denizens, using the masks she had the remaining giants wear to control them and preventing them from attacking human settlements. However as the majority of her power was being used to maintain the seal on Surtr, she couldn't completely control them. As they needed sustenance and there was a limit on how many people the villages could sustain in the ruined world, she had humans sacrificed to the giants at the age of twenty-five or if they couldn't reproduce at fifteen - an arrangement to ensure their overall survival, but something which still brought her grief.[3]

When Surtr broke free of his seal and absorbed the Fantasy Tree, usurping the position of King of the Lostbelt, the giants broke free of their masks.[3] After Surtr's death, Skadi's defeat and the fall of Fantasy Tree Sombrero, they were wiped out along with the Norse Lostbelt.[3]

Fae Round Table Domain: Avalon le Fae[]

There are Giants among Knocknarea's soldiers in the English Lostbelt.[12]

Event: Non-Primate Lebensraum Tunguska Sanctuary[]

Some of Tamamo Vitch Koyanskaya's Lost Familiars are recreations of the Giants from Norse Lostbelt.[13]

Known Giants[]

  • Ymir: The original giant of Norse Mythology.[1]
  • Surtr: King of Fire Giants and Muspelheim, who set the nine realms ablaze with his flaming sword and burned away the Texture of the Scandinavian Age of Gods at Ragnarok.[2]
  • ThrymWP: A prominent Jotunn who once stole Thor's hammer, Mjölnir.[14]
  • Skaði: Daughter of ÞjaziWP and a Jotunn associated with hunting and skiing, who is said to have married the Vanir god Njörðr (and later in some stories, Odin), and became a member of the Aesir. Last surviving goddess and Queen of the Norse Lostbelt as Scáthach-Skaði.[3][4]
  • JárnsaxaWP: Mother of Thor's son, Magni.[14]
  • The Giant of Mont Saint-Michel: A fearsome giant who wrecked havoc on Mont Saint-MichelWP in BrittanyWP, and kidnapped Princess Helena, the niece of the King of Brittany. King Arthur, Sir Kay, and Bedivere hunted down the giant to rescue the princess, but found her already dead, though Artoria and Kay managed to kill the giant after a gruesome battle.[15]
  • Mikula SelyaninovichWP: A Russian giant hero and the father of Nastasia.
  • Nastasia: A Russian giantess hero and the wife of Dobrynya Nikitich.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 1: Assault of the Demonic Sword (Beginning)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 3: Lord of Creation (Beginning)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century - Section 14: Bringing Twilight Here Once Again (Middle)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Scáthach-Skadi, Profile
  5. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Olympus: Interstellar Mountain City - Section 1: Interstellar City on a Mountain Range: Olympus
  6. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire - Section 21: The Lightning Tsar Reigns
  7. Garden of Avalon - 02: The Light of the Planet
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fate/EXTELLA
  9. 9.0 9.1
    [v] Fate/Grand Order - Archer Profile [T]

    David - Archer

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: Ginka
    Voice Actor: Yūichi Nakamura

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

    Personal Skills
    Divine Protection: A
    Harp of Healing: B
    Charisma: B

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: A
    Independent Action: A

    Noble Phantasm
    Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones
    Rank: C-→C
    Type: Anti-Unit

    Profile
    David is a king of Israel that appears in the Old Testament.
    Originally a shepherd, he announced his candidacy to the one-on-one duel with the giant Goliath and defeated him. It has been said that afterwards - although there were a few quarrels with the king of that time - upon being splendidly enthroned as king, he carried out an excellent reign.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 171cm・62kg
    Source: Old Testament
    Region: Israel
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral  Gender: Male
    Michelangelo's "David" is the most famous statue about him.

    Level 2 Bond
    David was a shepherd and a harpist. In order to play the harp to the king of Israel, who was fighting the Philistines at the time, he often visited the army. At that occasion, the Philistine giant Goliath demanded for a one-on-one duel with everything on the line.

    Level 3 Bond
    Scared from the giant's excessive strength, nobody from the Israel army was able to oppose him, but David alone accepted that duel. Goliath made light of David, who challenged him without carrying a sword, David threw a rock that made Goliath faint and decapitated him with his own sword.

    Level 4 Bond

    • Harp of Healing: B

    David's harp (kinnor) - which cleansed the evil spirits from the king of Israel, Saul - possesses effects of exorcism and preserves the tranquility of the listeners' minds. In ancient society, the harp was highly regarded as appeasing evil spirits.

    Level 5 Bond
    "Five Stones"
    Rank: C  Type: Anti-Unit
    The sling that knocked down the giant Goliath. The five stones express David's tolerance; he misses up to four of the attacks, but the fifth attack will certainly hit and defeat the opponent.

    Interlude
    A king and also a shepherd who is used to waiting upon people, he also grew accustomed serving others from his experience as a harpist. A friendly, sincere Servant, but he is absurdly weak towards women, so care is required in regards to that point.

    ダビデ - アーチャー

    イラストレーター・声優
    ILLUST:ギンカ
    CV:中村悠一

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

    保有スキル
    神の加護 A
    治癒の竪琴 B
    カリスマ B

    クラス別能力
    対魔力 A
    単独行動 A

    宝具
    五つの石(ハメシュ・アヴァニム)
    ランク: C-→C
    種別:対人宝具

    キャラクター詳細
    ダビデは旧約聖書に登場する、イスラエルの王。
    元羊飼いであり、巨人ゴリアテの一騎打ちに名乗りを上げ、打ち倒した。その後、当時の王といざこざがあったものの、見事王に即位してからは見事な政治を行ったという。

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    身長/体重:171cm・62kg
    出典:旧約聖書
    地域:イスラエル
    属性:秩序・中庸  性別:男性
    ミケランジェロの「ダビデ像」が最も有名。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを2にすると開放
    ダビデは羊飼いであり、竪琴弾きでもあった。当時、ペリシテ人と戦っていたイスラエルの王に竪琴を弾くため、軍を度々訪れていた。
    その際、ペリシテ人の巨人ゴリアテが全てを懸けた一騎討ちを要望した。

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    巨人のあまりの強さに恐れをなしたイスラエル軍は誰一人立ち向かうことができなかったが、唯一ダビデがその一騎討ちに応じた。
    剣も持たずに挑むダビデを侮るゴリアテだが、ダビデは石を投げてゴリアテを昏倒させ、彼の剣で首を刎ねた。

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    ○治癒の竪琴:B
    イスラエル王国の王・サウルの悪霊を祓ったダビデの竪琴(キヌュラ)には破魔の効力があり、 聴く者の精神を平穏に保つ。
    古代社会における竪琴は悪霊を鎮めるとして重要視されていた。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを5にすると開放
    『五つの石』
    ランク:C  種別:対人宝具
    巨人ゴリアテを打ち倒した投石器。五つの石はダビデの寛容を表しており、攻撃は四度まで外されるが五度目の攻撃は必ず命中し、相手を倒す。

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    ???

  10. Fate/Apocrypha Volume 1: Apocrypha: Great Holy Grail War - Chapter 4
  11. [v] Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile [T]

    Beowulf - Berserker

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: Shimokoshi
    Voice Actor: Kazuya Nakai

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

    Personal Skills
    Berserk: A
    Instinct: B
    Battle Continuation: B

    Class Skills
    Mad Enhancement E-

    Noble Phantasm
    Grendel Buster: Primal Conflict
    Rank: A+
    Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm

    Profile
    Beowulf is the protagonist of "Beowulf", said to be the oldest epic poem of English literature.
    The setting of the epic poem amounts to south of modern Sweden to the vicinity of Denmark.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 186cm・81kg
    Source: Beowulf
    Region: Europe
    Alignment: Chaotic Good  Gender: Male
    Has lost most of the merits and demerits from Mad Enhancement, and even mutual understanding by means of conversation is possible.

    Level 2 Bond

    • Mad Enhancement: E-

    The very True Name of this hero is receiving the influence of the work berserker.
    He possesses reason, and it is also possible to have a high grade conversation with him.
    It is just to the degree of some ferocity being left, and there is no effect whatsoever to the parameters.

    Level 3 Bond
    This tale is composed by two parts; part one is the story about Beowulf proceeding to exterminate the giant Grendel together with fifteen of his subordinates, while part two portrays an aged Beowulf unfolding a mortal combat with a dragon, fifty years after.

    Level 4 Bond
    It has been said that the dragon who fought the aged Beowulf would amass treasures and spit out fire--
    It could be said that its existence is like an archetype of the dragons that appear in fantasy stories.
    The two swords he normally uses are also existence that can be called magic swords, but the true power of Beowulf does not lay there.

    Level 5 Bond
    The etymology of Berserker - one of the Servant Classes - is the berserk from Norse mythology, and it has been told that Beowulf's name also has its origins in this berserk.
    However, he - who accomplished the feat of dragon slayer while retaining his reason even after having aged - does not display even a fragment of madness.

    Interlude
    That being said, since the Beowulf in this work has been summoned in his golden age, he is a battle-maniac by nature. Seems that, if he were to meet Achilles or Herakles, he would end up entering a mode of "there is no choice but to talk with our fists!"

    ベオウルフ - バーサーカー

    イラストレーター・声優
    ILLUST:下越
    CV:中井和哉

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

    保有スキル
    ベルセルク A
    直感 B
    戦闘続行 B

    クラス別能力
    狂化 E-

    宝具
    源流闘争(グレンデル・バスター)
    ランク:A+
    種別:対人宝具

    キャラクター詳細
    ベオウルフは英文学最古の叙事詩と言われる『ベオウルフ』の主人公である。
    叙事詩の舞台となっているのは現在の南スウェーデンからデンマーク近辺。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを1にすると開放
    身長/体重:186cm・81kg
    出典:ベオウルフ
    地域:北欧
    属性:混沌・善  性別:男性
    狂化のメリット及びデメリットはほとんど失われており、会話による意思疎通すら可能。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを2にすると開放
    〇狂化:E-
    この英雄の真名そのものがバーサーカーという言葉に影響を受けている。
    理性はあり、高等な会話も可能。
    多少の凶暴性が残っている程度であり、ステータスにも何ら影響はない。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを3にすると開放
    物語は二部構成であり、第一部はベオウルフが十五人の部下と共に巨人グレンデルを退治に赴く話が、第二部は五十年後ドラゴンと死闘を繰り広げる老いたベオウルフが描かれている。

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    老いたベオウルフが戦ったドラゴンは、財宝を溜め込み、炎を吐き出すという――
    ファンタジーに登場するドラゴンの原型とでもいえる存在である。
    彼が通常利用している二つの剣も魔剣と呼ぶべき存在であるが、ベオウルフの真の力はそこにはない。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを5にすると開放
    サーヴァントのクラスの一つであるバーサーカーの語源は北欧神話のベルセルクであるが、ベオウルフの名もまたベルセルクが由来であると伝えられている。
    だが、老いてなおも理性を保ったままドラゴンスレイヤーを成し遂げた彼に、狂気はその片鱗すら浮かんでこない。

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    とはいえ、本作におけるベオウルフは全盛期に召喚されたこともあり、根っからの戦闘狂。アキレウスやヘラクレスと出会うと「拳で語り合うしかねえ!」というモードに入ってしまうとか。

  12. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Avalon le Fae: Fae Round Table Domain - Chapter 10 Section 4
  13. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Tunguska Sanctuary: Anti-Primate Ecosphere, Section 5: A Graceful Yet Mad Lifeform
  14. 14.0 14.1 Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! - Chapter 55
  15. Fate/Grand Order - Bedivere's Interlude: Even at the Cost of My Life
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