Gugalanna was released onto the Earth by the god Anu after Ishtar clung to him in tears and asked for its release for her revenge on Gilgamesh, who insulted her and did not respond to her temptations. The "Bull of Heaven" is a disaster of extreme magnitude that is clad in storms. When it appeared, it brought about a flood and dark clouds that covered the world, causing a seven-year famine and destruction to occur on earth, and in other words, was bringing the downfall of Uruk. Against this Divine Beast none could match, Gilgamesh and Enkidu worked together to stand against it and repelled it splendidly, binding it with chains and destroying it with that weapon. The clouds faded and the land was saved from the flood, but naturally, Ishtar's rage had not lessened, and she requested death for either of the two of them from the gods because it was a sin for one with a human body to kill the beast of the gods. Ishtar's wish was granted, and one of the two, Enkidu, who was created by the gods, was unable to defy that decree, slowly weakened, and died.
AppearanceEditGugalanna is said to be the size of a mountain. Its size is such that just its hoof and leg alone towers above even the tallest Servants. In its lily form, Gugalanna's appearance is similar to that of a juvenile black boar. It has blue horns, four spine protrusions, and two golden colored stripes.
Gugalanna is summoned by the existence that has possessed Fillia. It has been brought forth from a Parallel World that appears to "not connect to anywhere." It is implied to have been taken from the Ishtar in the world of Fate/Grand Order.
Ishtar in the Babylonia Singularity had lost Gugalanna, implied to have been taken by Fillia into the world of Fate/strange Fake.
Dead Heat Summer Race! The Ishtar Cup of Hopes and DreamsEdit
Unable to summon Gugalanna due to the end of the Age of Gods, Ishtar decides to create a new one from scratch. She does this by planting Venus textures in a singularity located in Connacht. She then convinces her master and several servants to hold a race under the belief that it is a ritual that will erase the singularity. In actuality the racers, carrying parts of Gugalanna are tracing a sigil while carving magical energy into the land, combined with Ishtar’s divine wealth via her Quantum Power System will allow her to recreate the Bull of Heaven. Upon completion of the race, Gugalanna begins to reassemble, but before it is complete Quetzalcoatl destroys it.
Gugalanna is said to be the strongest Divine Beast of Sumer. It was such that the gods could not tame it, so only Ishtar was able to control it as she wills. Having required the combined might of Gilgamesh and Enkidu to defeat it, Gilgamesh holds it in high regard, originally hinging on it as a final safeguard in the battle against Gorgon and later as a key component in defeating Tiamat. Although he has no personal faith in Ishtar, Gilgamesh is wiling to side with her for the very reason of having Gugalanna as their battle power. Simply summoning it can cause great damage to the environment. It can raze a city within moments of activation, and it can burn the Tigris River dry. Ishtar says its "divine radiance might be so intense that it crushes all sorts of tangible and intangible things." While the group of fourteen Servants present in the Dead Heat Summer Race! are able to put up a fight against the partially summoned Mk. II, they are unable to bring forth the power to defeat it themselves. Only Quetzalcoatl is able to defeat it.
Gugalanna is clad in a massive storm, appearing in the center of a large hurricane over eight hundred kilometers in diameter when summoned by Fillia. When Ishtar creates MK. II, the storm has gale winds and the storm clouds surrounding it emit lightning capable of damaging and destroying Saint Graphs.
Ishtar manifests its power with the Noble Phantasm Gugalanna Strike.
Gugalanna was designed by PFALZ. He first utilized the design in his doujin Gugalanna - The Bull of Heaven in 2012. The design was first officially utilized in a Type-Moon work in Fate/Grand Order in 2017.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia/Fate/EXTRA CCC
 Fate/Grand Order - Ishtar (Rider) Profile [T]
Ishtar - Rider
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Shidzuki Morii
Voice Actor: Kana Ueda
Noble Phantasm: EX
Shining Water Garments: A
Accelerator Turn: B
Summer Breaker!: A
Independent Action: A
Goddess's Divine Core: B
An Gal Tā Seven Colors: Heavenly Peak-Visiting Rainbow of Venus
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Goddess of Venus Ishtar, her summer guise.
She held a grand event after having been impressed by the wild enthusiasm... devotion of people towards summer festivals - truly a goddess-like goddess. Driving the Heavenly Boat Maanna that has been rearranged to a modern style, she is also a kung fu-type goddess who casually, and thrillingly, makes free use of her body.
“Hey everyone, are you all having a fun time~~!? The best~~?
Yeah yeah, that’s good, that’s good!
Please keep at it more and more, until your limit okay~!”
Just like this, cordially and generously, she blesses all those who gathered on the venue - truly a goddess among goddesses.
Now, what exactly lies behind that smiling face.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Ancient Mesopotamian Mythology
Alignment: Lawful Good Gender: Female
As usual, a fickly goddess who does not keep her feet on the ground. Seems that she has a white, high-leg swimsuit underneath that hooded jacket.
Level 2 Bond
Describe as freewheeling, elegant and bold, and cruel.
The same Goddess Ishtar, but by changing into modern clothes, her haughtiness・dreadfulness as a goddess has softened just a little.
It is only natural for a goddess to have learned one or two forms of hand-to-hand combat... of course that is not the case.
The reason why Ishtar can move so skillfully is because the body that became her vessel has properly learned both magecraft and martial arts.
Her battle style at this occasion is the kung fu that said body had learned rearranged into Ishtar’s own style.
“Uruk Arts! Is there even such a thing?” - such was the comment from a certain king that was sunbathing on top of a ziggurat.
Level 3 Bond
"Heavenly Peak-Visiting Rainbow of Venus"
Rank: EX Type: Anti-Unit Range: 0~??
An Gal Tā Seven Colors.
Since Maanna has turned into a modern vehicle, the True Name was also converted into a modern style.
Her style is to enjoy summer with all her might.
A rainbow Noble Phantasm that is said to convert her happy feelings (acquired by getting merrier while riding on the Maana Scooter and sightseeing various resorts around the globe) into magical power and scattering it across the world’s surface.
Fair even after changing clothes, the magical power that rains incessantly over the surface turns into glittering stars and bestow damage to enemies.
The concerned person feels very happy and fabulous, but this is a big nuisance for those on the surface.
Level 4 Bond
- Riding: EX
Capable of fully managing the Heavenly Boat Maanna, Ishtar’s Riding skill is extraordinary, on a whole different level than that of humans.
Of course, just because it is “extraordinary”, that does not mean it is “better・faster” than humans. At any rate, it is “amazing in many different ways”. An Uruk Drive that no longer cares much about things such as time and space.
- Shining Water Garments: A
A skill that changed the Great Crown into a swimsuit.
The Great Crown was something that would only affect Ishtar herself, but this can be spread throughout the entire party. In exchange, the output is low.
- Summer Breaker!: A
A goddess that breaks (in many different ways) the summer.
A downsized version of Goddess Metamorphosis.
Level 5 Bond
The bow that Archer Ishtar uses is the detached prow section of the Heavenly Boat Maanna, but this time, she changed the “oar” section of the Heavenly Boat into a scooter and is employing it as a vehicle. Its outward appearance is just like that of a modern scooter, but its performance is naturally goddess-class. It flies on the sky and even undergoes warp.
An enigmatic creature is constantly squirming about by Ishtar’s feet, but Ishtar maintains a “no comment” policy in regards to said creature.
Although she is keeping an eye on the Master that saved Uruk as a hero with a promising future, there are also times when she tilts her head in confusion thinking “how can such a pedestrian become a hero?” She is perceiving him/her as a curious human.
On this occasion, she employed him/her as a staff member of the Ishtar Cup out of expectations for his/her popularity (having the trust of the Servants), but...?
Will she ever learn her lesson?
Summer festival, Ishtar Cup.
That was a great ceremony for the sake of resurrecting Ishtar’s familiar, the Bull of Heaven Gugalanna.
After having her reputation completely ruined by losing Gugalanna on the day when a calamity struck the Mesopotamian world, Ishtar probably has been vigilantly waiting for a favorable chance to get revenge.
And the result is what we see at this time.
I will say it again. Will she ever learn her lesson?
The Goddess Ishtar converted the precious ritual tools she secretly borrowed from the treasury of Babylon into a Holy Grail, pasted the texture of Venus over the land of Connacht with its power, and then planned to create Gugalanna once more by having powerful Heroic Spirits offer their gratitude (race) over the earth.
Remodeling the Ishtar Temple into a giant prana resources accumulation circuit(1) was also a part of this. The Ishtar QPS (Quantum-piece Power System) is a devilish money collection installation that sucks prone not only from people, but also Heroic Spirits, making it her own. The more QP is collected, more Ishtar’s divine rank goes up. That deed is truly that of an evil deity among evil deities.
(1) probably irrelevant, but the original Japanese text uses the same term for ‘integrated circuit’ here
イシュタル - ライダー
ランク：ＥＸ 種別：対人宝具 レンジ：０～？？
- Riding: EX
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order Profile of Ishtar, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order material IV - Ishtar, p.296-309, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia Singularity
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Dead Heat Summer Race!
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 FGO -Death Jail Summer Escape
- ↑ Fate/strange Fake - Volume 4