Gráinne (グラニア, Gurania?) is a princess featured in the Fenian Cycle of Irish folklore.

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Background[edit | edit source]

Gráinne is the daughter of Cormac mac Airt. Grainne was arranged to be the bride of Fionn mac Cumhaill but Gráinne, having fallen in love with Diarmuid Ua Duibhne at her wedding party, placed a geis upon him to run away with her. The tragic love story of Diarmuid and Grainne later became the story model of Guinevere and Lancelot.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Gráinne was a beautiful woman with brown hair that reached her mid-back. She had dark colored eyes and wore a plain white dress. Diarmuid noted that her eyes were similar to Sola-Ui's, especially when the two women were pleading to him for something.


Personality[edit | edit source]

In her brief appearance, Gráinne was shown to be deeply unhappy about her marriage to Fionn. She became fixated on the idea of running away with Diarmuid from the moment she first laid eyes on him and expressed joy once Fionn forgave the couple for their actions.

Role[edit | edit source]

Fate/Zero[edit | edit source]

Gráinne appears in a flashback that details her abandonment of Fionn for Diarmuid. Kayneth, being the Master of Diarmuid, witnesses these events through a dream. Kayneth seems to interpret the events as Diarmuid happily stealing his Lord's wife, and accuses Diarmuid of doing the exact same thing with Sola-Ui.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

In Sensha Otoko, she is one of the local stalkers in the neighborhood. She is seen stalking El-Melloi girl's older brother.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Gráinne was capable of using the Geis curse, which she used on Diarmuid.

Development[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [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。

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