|Mahatma ♀ Helena|
A prodigious magus born as a mutation. Although she married a Russian aristocrat at a young age, she would immediately elope to live gorgeously in the magic world. In her lifetime, Helena wandered from place to place throughout many high societies, networked with geniuses endowed with a strong individuality such as BellWP and Edison, and occasionally argued with the Mage’s Association and authorities in every direction, having excelled at mediating these sorts of things.
Immersing herself in mysticism out of belief of the existence of the Lemurian continentWP that was said to be a land erased in the ancient times, Helena came in contact with a higher existence, “MahatmaWP”, and its collective body, “Hierarchy”, having acquired many wisdoms in the process————If that is surely the case, it may not be known that she might have caught sight of a possibility towards the Root.
She called the pioneers who have reached the Root as “Mahatma” and “Hierarchy”, and stipulated (assumed) that they are higher existences. Helena herself says that she always felt their messages, but for others to feel the same thing, it seems that the same kind of ability (special Magic Circuits) she possesses is needed. It is highly likely that neither the Lemurian continent nor Mahatma actually exist, and she is “merely a prodigy who performed a peculiar interpretation of the world.” Up to her last moments, she could not reach an agreement with London’s Mage’s Association, which attempted to place her under a Sealing Designation and ultimately had her murdered when she refused to submit to them.
However, she actually faked her death, and in 1891 - the same year that Sherlock Holmes was believed to have died at Reichenbach Falls - Helena and Holmes went hiking in the Himalayas while Helena was being pursued by assassins from the Mage's Association. The Association was wary of her, because as the leading figure in popularizing modern occultism in Western society, by removing herself from her public position by faking her death she could now wholly focus her activities on the magical realm.
Helena faked her death because she wanted to free herself from everything: from the British SPR who was constantly a thorn in her side, to the Theosophical Society, and even her beloved Mahatma. She wanted to just live a quiet and gentle life, but the assassins caught up to them and ambushed Helena and Holmes. Her last wish for Holmes was that he not kill the assassins but allow them to return home, and as she lay dying in his arms the two of them witnessed a strange and dazzling light, described by Holmes as "the embodiment of Mystery inhabiting the hinterlands of the Himalayas," "a silver ship traversing the sea of stars, the transcendental master emissary who came to witness the end of his beloved disciple."
Helena has violet hair and eyes. Apparently due to magecraft, she spent most of her life appearing as a young woman, taking this form as a servant. She would use a glamour to appear an old woman in public. She wears primarily black clothes with white lace collar and sleeves and red highlights, along with a red belt. She wears black ribbons in her hair for her first ascension, trading them for a black and red cap on her second and adding a large black and red cape on her third. Her dress is emblazoned with a gold symbol on the chest, most likely a symbol of the Theosophical Society.
An eternal magical girl who is kind to others and yet strict to herself. In addition, if in a place where many Servants congregate, Helena's nature is seemingly reflected as that of a "meddlesome mother/elder sister that is helpful in taking care of others."
However, one should not forget that Helena too is still a genius endowed with a strong self-assertion. Towards an “ordinary person” who does not understand the concepts of Mahatma and Hierarchy, it seems that they will not particularly attract her interest, but if in the case where once she recognizes them “having promise” of understanding those concepts, it seems she will not let her target get away easily.
"... You are really nothing but unknowns, Madame Blavatsky."
- Edison and Nikola Tesla
- Like as how it was before, Helena is on good terms with Edison who lived in her lifetime and had a connection with her. She regards the relationship between Edison and Nikola Tesla and their eternal rivalry. "Seriously now, even up to becoming Heroic Spirits?..." was her comment from an elder sister's point of view.
- Nursery Rhyme
- At any rate, remembering "Alice in WonderlandWP" when she looks at her, she feels complicated. To say it plainly, it is not a pleasant feeling. This is because of the time when she met Charles DodgsonWP, also known as Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice", who was a warm supporter of the SPRWP (the United Kingdom's Society of Psychical Research). As a Heroic Spirit, Helena Blavatsky is relatively calmer, but she cannot get used to being kind to those authorities who chased after her during her lifetime. Regarding this matter, she says "Even now, I still detest them."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Although Sir Conan Doyle was a supporter of the SPR, no matter how many times, his reaction is always kind. “Mr. Doyle is by no means a bad person. Uhh, but of course, he… was an official of the SPR, huh… Eh? Of course, I understand that Mr. Holmes isn’t a bad person!”
- Indian Heroic Spirits
- To Helena, India is her second home… or rather, it is even like the home of her soul. She wants to do something like getting along with them.
Fifth Singularity: E Pluribus Unum
Helena is a member of the American forces serving under Thomas Edison. She orders Nightingale to return to her post, but the former refuses to listen. She explains to Ritsuka and Mash how America has split into warring sides: the United Western States on the west and the Celts on the east. Responding to Romani Archaman’s assumption that she’s an agent for the Association, Helena reveals all major nations other than America are gone. The group is unable to convince her, so they try to escape. Helena sends her mechanized infantry to seize them. The group destroys the robots, but Karna arrives and attacks them with Brahmastra.
The group later wakes up, having been knocked out by the shockwave created when Mash blocked Brahmastra. Helena explains they’re being transported and warns the mechanized infantry will kill Ritsuka if they try to escape. She explains they’re going to meet her king, where Ritsuka will decide who to side with. Mash asks her why she goes to such lengths for her king. Helena replies they were closely connected during life, and she feels indebted to him. She then asserts because the Celts are hostile xenophobes, the group cannot remain neutral, saying the Celts would’ve destroyed America by now if the Americans didn’t fight. The group eventually reached Denver, where a castle was built when the Celts took the White House. Karna tells Helena to monitor Ritsuka and Mash while he watches Nightingale.
Inside the castle, the group meets Edison, President-King of the United States. Edison asks for Ritsuka’s aid in defeating the Celts. But he also reveals he will use the Grail to create his ideal America on a different timeline. This act could destroy the other eras. Nightingale tries to attack Edison, but Karna restrains her. Edison then gives Ristuka three minutes to decide. Ritsuka refuses to join, so Edison has his robots subdue the group. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of robots, the group is sent to the underground prison.
Inside the prison, Helena tells the group they'll be released if they're willing to cooperate. She then asks Ritsuka why they refused, as Romani said they could betray them along the way. If Ritsuka answers for Edison's sake, Helena admits he'd be hurt if betrayed. She further admits Edison's patriotism has reached the point of extreme self-righteousness. Despite that, though, she knows only Edison can oppose the Celts. She then leaves, saying someone will come to rescue the group.
When the group return to Denver to confront Edison, Helena accuses them of joining the Celts after failing to assassinate Medb. She realizes her mistake after Elizabeth Bathory asserts they didn't. She later fights the group in the throne room alongside Edison and Karna. They're all defeated though. Edison refuses to give up and tries to drink an elixir to transform himself, but Karna throws it on the floor. Nightingale informs him the Celtic army is infinite while his is limited. It is then revealed that Edison’s tyranny resulted from his mind being affected by accumulated thoughts of the presidents entrusting him with America’s future. As Edison struggles about what to do now, Helena reminds him that failure has never stopped him before. After Karna further convinces him to continue, Edison apologizes to him and Helena for his behavior and joins the group.
Later, the group strategizes on how to defeat the Celts. The Celts will be invading Denver via the northern and southern routes. If they conquer any more of America, then the era will no longer withstand its separation from reality and collapse. The group decides with a two-prong attack with two armies to attack along the northern and southern routes. One will hold off the Celts while the other will breaks through to the White House. The group leave the decision of what Servants will go with what army to Ritsuka.
Ritsuka announces their decision the next day. The north army will have Elizabeth, Robin, Edison, and Helena, while the south army will have the others. The north army then departs to await the battle three days from now at dusk.
As north army fights the Celts. they soon encounter Beowulf, who proceeds to fight Elizabeth and Robin Hood. Edison asks Helena to help them, but she’s busy holding the Celts back. Eventually, though, Li Shuwen arrives to fight Beowulf himself. Soon, however, Medb uses the Holy Grail to summon Clan Calatin to attack the north army before she perishes. Helena encourages Edison to continue fighting, reminding him that his greatest merit was to reject the unknown and dream of the future. Edison attempts to self-destruct himself by overloading his Noble Phantasm to protect the others. He’s stopped though by the sudden appearance of Nikola Tesla, who arrived to save the era in repentance for his actions in London. Realizing their attacks are effective, Tesla and Edison unleash their Noble Phantasms simultaneously to seal Clan Calatin off. Arjuna then arrives and sacrifices himself to launch a restricted Pashupata to destroy Clan Calatin. Helana, Robin, and Elizabeth then watch as Edison and Tesla start fighting each other. Helena calls them proof that humanity slowly progressed because they used their intellect to lead humanity to happiness instead of violence. She tells Beowulf that people like them brought happiness and fortune to far more people than his kind could. In response to Beowulf being sad the era of strength is gone, Helena says things are lost when making progress. While scholars have replaced valiant heroes, they both worked to achieve happiness for others. Helena then bids farewell to Beowulf when he disappears.
After the Singularity is resolved, Helena reminds Edison that his patriotism kept America safe before Chaldea arrived despite his mistakes. Though annoyed that Edison and Tesla are about to fight again, she is still grateful she could fight alongside Edison. She tells Tesla to try to fit in with others but realizes he’s a genius because he didn’t. She then disappears, thinking it’s hard to be a genius.
Event: Sanzang Coming to the West
Helena is conducting a magecraft experiment at the Flaming Mountains. Ristsuka's party see her fire a beam into volcano with her UFO.
Event: Prisma Causeway
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Final Singularity: Solomon
Subspecies Singularity II: Agartha
When the Agartha Singularity manifested, Helena disappeared from Chaldea and entered the Singularity. Shortly after finding Peach Blossom Springs, she encountered and was soon betrayed by Christopher Columbus. After being shot in the back, she fell into a river which saved her life. Once Helena had recovered, she continued her exploration of the underground regions, eventually finding the Holy Grail. When the Singularity was collapsing after the defeat of Phenex, Helena reunited with Chaldea's group and used her flying saucer to carry the survivors of the Resistance to safety.
Summer Event: Dead Heat Summer Race!
Helena stops Edison and Tesla from fighting and sends them out of the room. Ritsuka and Mash are impressed by her mediating skills, with the former comparing her to an older family member. Helena doesn't mind the comparison, considering herself a granny despite her young appearance. She reveals her form is how she appeared at her death, having used magecraft to keep herself young and appear as an old woman in public. But Ritsuka still doubts she is mentally older. Sherlock Holmes tells Helena that Ritsuka doesn't believe her and promptly leaves the room when she gets angry. Helena then starts to mumble to herself, thinking Ritsuka is calling her a fraud like the SPR did in life. Her mumbling soon evolves into a nervous breakdown about how everyone criticized her about Mahatma. Edison and Tesla cooperate to remind her not to respond to every criticism with anger, saying they only want her to be happy. Their words and Ritsuka's apology almost bring Helena out of her spout of depression, but Edison and Tesla realize she needs something to forget her troubles. They then see a flyer for Ishtar's race and suggest to Helena that she take part. Helena, now feeling better, accepts and uses Mahatama Change to instantly change into a swimsuit and class change into an Archer. She is worried, though, about her partner since her Kumara Wheel only seats one person. Edison and Tesla decide to be her partners and build her a custom vehicle. They then start arguing about what electric current it will use until Helena suggests it use both.
At the racetrack, Helena is all fired up for the race. Though up against tough opponents, she asserts that it isn't brawn that wins races but brains. She suspects Ritsuka doubts her and declares she'll demonstrate what old people can do with their years of wisdom. Ishtar then shows everyone the ritual tools, which are key to erasing the Singularity, and indicates a team is a legit participant. They’re designed to integrate into the vehicles, and any vehicle trying to race without them is automatically disqualified. After commentary on each team from Ishtar, the race begins.
A group of thugs soon appear before the racers. After the thugs are defeated, their leader, Atalanta, arrives. She considers the thugs to be her children to the racers’ confusion. Calling the wasteland the Atalanta Plains, she tells the racers that its roads lead to where she and her children planted Seed Apples. They are essential to her children‘s future, so she cannot permit them to be destroyed in the race. Everyone ignores her but soon learns she planted land mines to protect the seed apples. Atalanta is eventually defeated, and the racers move on to the next area.
The race brings everyone to an active volcano, where they meet Boudica at its crater. She offers to cook them something, only to turn hostile. Her hostility is due to what happened to Britannia and the fact she doesn’t have a playable swimsuit version this year despite modeling in one last year. She has become an Avenger, believing she must utterly break the racers’ spirits to protect her homeland. She will do so through a game of chicken to the mouth of the volcano, setting it up so the racers can’t cross the volcano until they beat her. The racers accept her challenge. Helena realizes something, but Edison and Tesla interrupt her and argue about which one of them she should ditch in the volcano. Helena demands they stop, saying their antics distracted from realizing how strange the volcano is. She explains that volcanoes have been believed to hold mystical power since ancient times, with mysterious lights spotted frequently nearby when a volcano is on the verge of eruption. She thinks she is near Mahatma again when she spots a light fly past and decides to forgo the race to do some fieldwork.
Eventually, the racers arrive at a river. Penthesilea appears and explains the more beautiful they are, the faster they will go. She introduces them to the judges: Mister B, who judges their personal beauty, and Leonardo da Vinci, who judges their vehicles’ beauty. Edison and Tesla have Helena change into her one-piece swimsuit from last year. Mister B gives a positive reaction, therefore granting Helena's team a boost in speed. Frankenstein's team also gets a speed boost. While the other teams beat up Mister B (who turns out to be Blackbeard in disguise) for his double standards, Frankenstein and Helena's teams become neck in neck in the race. But near the end of the course, they see Penthesilea, who swam all the way there. Given the course's rules, Penthesilea believes her beauty gave her a boost in speed. Refusing to be considered thus, she tries to force the teams back to the start. Frankenstein and Helena's teams defeat her and continue the race. Edison and Tesla agree to give rHelena shoulder massage with their AC/DC apparatus.
The racers soon enter the fourth area, which has breast-shaped hills. Artemis and her copies fire upon them, warning they cannot go through Artemis Valley as they please. She will allow them to pass if they can find the real Orion among his copies and return him to her. Helena has trouble catching an Orion, who tells her that her body is too young to fill out her swimsuit properly.
The racers reach the final area, a bridge over a large ravine, with the Ishtar Temple at the finish line. With victory on the line, Helena has Edison and Tesla activate their vehicle's ultra acceleration feature. However, everyone is sent plummeting when someone cuts down the bridge.
Summer Event: Death Jail Summer Escape
The racers find themselves at the bottom of the ravine. They’re attacked by the Hessian Lobo security system, which overwhelms them. Medb then arrives and arrests the racers for placing weird textures on her land without permission. The racers fall unconscious and wake up in Medb’s prison. They find out that their powers are negated within prison. Medb tells the racers that she locked their vehicles up somewhere outside the prison after sensing a strange power from them. The racers are then brought to their cells, where they soon meet Ishtar’s avatars. They then encounter Carmilla working as a prison guard. Carmilla determines they're too weak to escape and opens their cells.
In the courtyard, the racers meet Gorgon, who's only brought out of solitary confinement for exercise. She agrees to tell them about the prison if they help with her exercise. However, the fight is soon interrupted by Florence Nightingale, who leaves after Gorgon says none of them are injured. Minamoto-no-Raikou deduces Gorgon is a projection of her real self inside her cell. Gorgon confirms this then reveals it's impossible to destroy the prison’s barrier from either the outside or the inside. However, the racers can take advantage of Medb’s overconfidence in her Prison Field to find blind spots to escape. Carmilla then brings the racers back to their cells.
The next day, the racers still haven’t found an escape route. They see Quetzalcoatl training other prisoners to be luchadors After some sparring, the racers are sent back to their cells. They then follow Ritsuka’s advice to dig their way out of the prison.
However, the racers' tunnels all converge onto Gorgon's cell, where she is chained there by divine steel. Gorgon asks the racers to stop Nightingale from spraying her with reptile sanitizer. But the racers remind her that they were never friends and that she only used them to vent her frustrations. Gorgon replies that she'll help them if they defeat Nightingale. After Nightingale is defeated, Nero Claudius determines they can use Gorgon’s acid to clear any obstacles that bar them while digging. Since they had a deal, Gorgon spews acid into special containers for each team.
Unfortunately, while digging, they discover the Prison Field extends underground. They return to Gorgon's cell, who seems to be enjoying their predicament. After venting their frustrations, the racers realize they have no choice but to kill Medb to disable the Prison Field. Gorgon reveals there was another prisoner who tried escaping by killing Medb. She defeated them and revealed she has a conceptual weakness to projectile cheese. But Medb is always protected by her warriors. Gorgon reveals Medb always takes a shower in her warden’s office at the same time every day. James Moriarty, Edison, and Tesla point out they need someone intelligent as them and Babbage, who also knows the prison’s layout if they want to successfully snipe Medb from outside her bathroom window. Gorgon reveals there is a prisoner who knows everything about the prison, despite being in solitary confinement. She then gives the racers general directions to that person's cell.
They dig into the prisoner’s cell, who turns to be Enkidu in tight restraints. After Raikou cuts their restraints, Enkidu has the racers spar with them to see if they’re fully functional. Enkidu afterward then agrees to provide the racers with the necessary calculations. Carmilla arrives to feed them, and attacks everyone after seeing Enkidu unrestrained. After defeating Carmilla, Enkidu, Babbage, Edison, and Tesla make blueprints for their cheese-apult.
After building it with the materials Ritsuka provided, the racers use the cheese-apult to assassinate Medb while she’s in the shower. However, Medb kicks the cheese away thanks to training her body to automatically react to incoming cheese. Helena considers the Medb in this Singularity to be a little different from the usual Medb, almost as if she was optimized to protect her land. But it's also possible any Celtic woman can pull off what Medb just did if she trained hard enough. Enkidu reveals there is another way to remove the Prison Field, one only they know of. They reveal the control device for the Prison Field is a stone above the ground. The racers soon realize it’s in the statue of Medb in the courtyard. Enkidu then reveals there is a prisoner who is master of disguise that the racers can use to trick Quetzalcoatl into disabling the Prison Field. The racers then dig their way to the prisoner’s cell.
They arrive in the prisoner's cell, only to find Carmilla there to their shock. They fight her, but in the midst of it, she turns into Nightingale. After being defeated, she reveals herself to be Yan Qing in disguise. He agrees to disguise himself as Medb to trick Quetzalcoatl into disabling the Prison Field in exchange for fighting him. But Raikou has him sit in the corner and lectures him until he gets sore. Afterward, Yan Qing (disguised as Med) gets Quetzalcoatl to disable the barrier underground, allowing the racers to reach their vehicles in the warehouse.
The racers escape to the outside. Helena is disappointed they didn't find a subterranean world with all the digging they did, though she vaguely feels she's been to one recently before. Medb and Quetzalcoatl then confront the racers. Medb deflects shots from X's cheese blaster and decides to execute the racers, accusing them of covering Connacht with textures of another place. The racers defeat Medb and Quetzalcoatl, then return to the race once they disappear.
If Helena's team is in the lead, Helena orders Edison and Tesla to put the Thunderdome (calling it the Hierarchy Engine) to full power. Tesla assumes Hierarchy Engine refers to a mystical engine bestowed by Mahatma. Helena admits she only said it because it sounded cool, and her vehicle doesn't have an actual engine. Tesla then prepares to overcharge the Thunderdome, but Edison is concerned that will launch Helena into enemy territory. Helena tells them to stop bickering but thanks them for their help. She says they'll meet again after she crosses the finish line as she is launched at high speeds.
After the race, however, an enormous storm moves toward the track as if it has a will of its own. Ishtar reveals this was her plan. Unbeknownst to the racers, their vehicles’ tires were carving magical energy into the Venus textures she placed on the land. She then reveals her temple to be a giant ATM called the Ishtar Quantum Power System. The racers confront her when the relics she had them install in their vehicle are suddenly removed. The relics converge at the Ishtar QPS, which gathers the magical energy expended in the race. At the same time, the relics were storing the heat created by the friction of the racers’ tires running across the Venus textures for each relic to reach an excited state. The purpose of all this was for Ishtar to create a new Gugalanna. After using the relics and the Ishtar QPS to do so, she declares she can use him to destroy the Singularity. Da Vinci points that would work, but it’d also destroy Connacht. The racers then fight Ishtar and Gugalanna before he’s completely formed, but they struggle against him. Quetzalcoatl then arrives to attack Gugalanna, revealing the her that disappeared before was Yan Qing in disguise. After she destroys Gugalanna, the racers and the race’s administrative staff get their picture taken by Georgios.
If Helena's team won, Helena is happy she won and thanks Ritsuka for their support and Edison and Tesla for their hard work. Then, returning to Chaldea, she notes how the hectic nature of the race reminds her of her carefree days before founding the Theosophy Association. She thanks Edison and Tesla once again for their help, but she wonders how to use their winnings. Edison and Tesla use the money to modify the Kumara Wheel into the Crimson Thunderwheel as a token of appreciation for everything Helena does for them. Helena decides to take it for a test drive and orders the inventors to get into the Thunderdome, even though they designed it to function without support.
Upon manifesting, Helena will always create multiple copies of miniature automata patterned after “Colonel OlcottWP”, the right-hand man who once served her, conveniently using them for this and that instead of maids. Incidentally, they are not very suitable for combat.
As a Servant, Helena materializes as an all-rounder Caster who manipulates many magecrafts, of the ancient times to the modern era, that became a foundation for theosophy via her Skill Mahatma. She calls the pioneers who had reached the Root as “Mahatma”, stipulating that they are beings of a higher order. She employs a multitude of Thaumaturgy Foundations that are engraved into the World, thinking that————she is manipulating powerful magecraft by borrowing power from the Mahatma. It is unknown if it is true that some higher being is providing her that power, or if she just has extremely special Magic Circuits.
Although Helena can even so far as manipulate the Holy Church’s Baptism Rites to the Ancient Egyptian Magecrafts, as expected, it seems that those ancient magecrafts are not really her forte. The magecraft that can also be used via Mahatma include Summoning, Black Magics, Alchemy, Formalcraft (Elemental Conversion), Rune Magecraft, and so on, covering many divergences.
Also, by employing multiple Thaumaturgy Foundations simultaneously, Helena can even "miraculously" succeed in manipulating extremely powerful magecraft. Because it is essential for a lot of luck and chance to factor in this as well, it can be concluded that this simultaneous employment does not always work every time, so the effect becomes as such: “the invocation of extremely powerful magecraft sometimes occur.”
Helena can perform magical attacks by means of chanting. She can also perform distant magical attacks not because of using attributes such as wind and fire, but by means of projecting pure magical energy. Specifically, a book (secret doctrine) floats around and fires beams with a ‘bang!’
Territory Creation (A rank): Creation of a "Temple", which is superior to a "Workshop", becomes possible.
Item Construction (B rank): Upon manifesting, Blavatsky will always create multiple copies of miniature automata patterned after “Colonel Olcott”, the right-hand man who once served her, conveniently using them for this and that instead of maids. Incidentally, they are not very suitable for combat.
Mahatma (A rank): is a Skill where Helena Blavatsky calls the pioneers who had reached the Root as “Mahatma”, stipulating that they are beings of a higher order. She employs a multitude of Thaumaturgy Foundations that are engraved into the World, thinking that she is manipulating powerful magecraft by borrowing power from the Mahatma. It is unknown if it is true that some higher being is providing her that power, or if she just has extremely special Magic Circuits. The magecraft that can be used include Summoning, Black Magics, Alchemy, Formalcraft (Elemental Conversion), Rune Magecraft, Ancient Egyptian Magecraft, and so on, covering many divergences. It is also possible for Blavatsky to employ the Holy Church’s Baptism Rites. Also, by employing multiple Thaumaturgy Foundations simultaneously, she can even "miraculously" succeed in manipulating extremely powerful magecraft. Because it is essential for a lot of luck and chance to factor in this as well, it can be concluded that this simultaneous employment does not always work every time, so the effect becomes as such: “the invocation of extremely powerful magecraft sometimes occur.”
Search for the Unknown (B rank): is a direct marketing from Helena Blavatskywho aims for the Root (Truth). It is also a fleeting dream, of her wanting to share with others, in one way or another, the bond with the unknown that she once encountered in the middle of her dream.
Forms and Alternate Versions
All of a sudden, both outfit & class undergo a Mahatma Change! Bestowed with a new Noble Phantasm by borrowing the powers of the Lord Sanat Kumara, and materializing the Kumara Wheel for the race, Helena Blavatsky challenges the Summer Event!
"Wielding the stylish NYARF Water Gun, I'm gonna scatter any rivals lined up!"
"Just so you know, the production of NYARF was by me!"
"The improvisations were done by me you blockhead!"
"Whether I'm an Archer or a Rider, sometimes I kind of can't tell" so Helena says with some embarrassment.
Helena's primary reason for participating in the race is, "To have fun!"
"Of course, it's not as if the thought of winning hadn't crossed my mind..."
If victory seems possible, Helena will wholeheartedly aim towards winning - this is her approach. But of course, this is still the cautious Helena, who tries not to rush in unprepared. For this time's Helena, her inner Big Sister disposition, or Motherly disposition (or perhaps Grandma) may be slightly more apparent than usual.
As much has happened to Helena, both Edison and Tesla thought it was imperative to have her undergo a "stress dispersal." That is why they entered the race. That is why she is to act as she pleases. Helena resolved to accept their concerns for her. In short————disperse her stress, and fully enjoy Summer Vacation to her heart's content!
"I'm going to relieve my inner child and have lots of fun this summer" is what Helena strongly tells herself... It is what she is indeed doing, but as a result, somehow, it feels as though that ancient move is much older than usual...?
In place of Santa Claus, Russia instead has the folk figure Ded MorozWP, who appears as an old man dressed in blue. He is accompanied by his granddaughter and helper, SnegurochkaWP, who is also dressed in blue robes.
In other words, she is not dressed up as "Santa Claus" or "something like a Russian Santa Claus", but rather she is dressed up as "the granddaughter of something like a Russian Santa Claus".
The Olcott doll is still dressed up as the red Santa Claus though.
This is the form in which Helena appears in Fate/Grand Carnival.
Creation and Conception
Comment from Illustrator
"At first, I was designing a concept of a beautiful Russian girl in a military uniform, but I settled down with the current design after having a briefing session with Mr. Takeuchi. Concerning the results, I think it resulted in her appearing more like a Caster, but I did not think her Noble Phantasm would unexpectedly become something like that (LOL)."
- Fate/Grand Order material III - Helena Blavatsky, p.244-253, translated by Kinalvin at Reddit.
 Fate/Grand Order - Helena Blavatsky (Caster) Profile [T]
Helena Blavatsky - Caster
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Hisako Kanemoto
Noble Phantasm: A
Mana Synchronization: C
Pursuit for the Unknown : B
Territory Creation: A
Item Construction: B
Sanat Kumara: Venusian Divinity・Lord of the Flame
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
A female occultist from the 19th Century, a founder of theosophy.
Despite having married young to a Russian aristocrat, she soon eloped and then lived gorgeously in the magic world.
Popularly known as Madame Blavatsky.
She is considered to have immersed herself on mysticism out of belief in the existence of the Lemurian continent, eventually coming in contact with a higher existence ("Mahatma") and its collective body ("Hierarchy"*), acquiring many wisdoms in the process.
If that is indeed the case, she might have caught a glimpse of a possibility towards the Root.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Chaotic Good Gender: Female
The country she likes is India. The organization she hates is the SRP (the English paranormal research society).
Level 2 Bond
A prodigy magus born as a sudden mutation.
She designated the predecessors who reached the Root as "Mahatma" and "Hierarchy", and stipulated (assumed) them to be higher existences.
Helena herself said to always have felt their messages, but in order for others to feel the same thing, the same kind of talent (a unique magic circuit) as her would be necessary.
Chances are high that the Lemurian continent and Mahatma do not actually exist, and she is "merely a prodigy, who performed a peculiar interpretation of the world".
Level 3 Bond
As a Servant, she manifests as an all-rounder Caster who manipulates the many ancient and modern magecrafts that became a basis for theosophy.
She proves to have a handle of the magecraft of ancient Egypt and even the baptism rites of the Holy Church; but, as expected, it seems that those ancient ones are not really her forte.
Level 4 Bond
- Item Construction: B
Production of devices that carry magical power.
Upon manifesting, Blavatsky will always create multiple copies of a small-size automata patterned after the right-hand man who once served her, "Colonel Olcott", conveniently using them for this and that in replacement to maids. By the way, they are not very suited for combat.
Level 5 Bond
"Venusian Divinity・Lord of the Flame"
Rank: A Type: Anti-Army
Range: 1~50 Maximum Targets: 150 people
A flying object reveals itself and attack the surroundings.
Although she is pleased to say that "this is a secret art of theosophy, which temporarily 'reproduces' the power of Sanat Kurama (defender** demon lord), a divinity assumed to have came flying from Venus to Earth and one of the Earth's creation deities!", the true identity of that flying object is unknown.
It seems that she has many wishes to the Holy Grail.
She says that she cannot trim them down them down to one, but it is unknown if that is really the case.
...you are really nothing but unknowns, miss Blavatsky.
"Don't you think that a mysterious woman is fine? That's not it - there is only one truth, which people cannot perceive; everything is known by Mahatma!"
エレナ・ブラヴァツキー - キャスター
- Item Construction: B
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 Fate/Grand Order - Helena Blavatsky (Archer) Profile [T]
Helena Blavatsky - Archer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Hisako Kanemoto
Noble Phantasm: B+
Summer Vacation!: A+
Colonel’s Summer Holiday: B
Magic Resistance: C
Independent Action: C
Sanat Kumara Wheel: Venusian Divinity・Silvery Ring
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Abruptly Mahatma Change both the costume and Class.
Materializing the new Noble Phantasm that borrowed the power of Sanat Kumara - Kumara Wheel - to use it on the race, Helena Blavatsky challenges the summer event.
Holding a cool water gun named NYARF on her hands, she scatters all the present rivals!
“By the way, I am NYARF’s manufacturer!”
“I made the improvements, you humdrum!”(1)
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Chaotic Good Gender: Female
“Sometimes, I cannot discern by myself whether I am an Archer or a Rider”, such is Helena’s bashful testimony.
Level 2 Bond
Her foremost concern in participating of this race is “having fun!”
Of course, she wouldn’t mind winning...
Her policy is to eagerly go for the win in situations where she might come out victorious. Still, as excepted, Helena is cannot actually get very enthusiastic about it.
At this occasion, Helena may be exposing her sisterly nature, motherly nature (or maybe grandma-like nature) a little more forcefully than usual.
Level 3 Bond
- Summer Vacation!: A+
A skill that Helena acquired by deciding on her heart that “I shall play as well in this summer”.
A variation of the Mahatma skill that her original (Caster) self possesses.
It becomes Helena’s core as she performs as an Archer.
Level 4 Bond
- NYARF!: B
She can freely handle the super water gun called NYARF, which appears to have been made by Edison. It seems that Helena’s Saint Graph was determined as an Archer by the existence of this skill.
Although she herself says that “my actual intention was the Rider Class...”
- Colonel’s Summer Holiday: B
The Olcott dolls devote themselves to Helena even during the summer holidays.
Or rather, they are putting their utmost efforts into entertaining her - who became more energetic than usual - in anyway possible. For them, the joy of summer holidays hangs on only one point: Helena’s satisfaction.
Level 5 Bond
"Venusian Divinity・Silvery Ring"
Rank: B+ Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Sanat Kumara Wheel.
A Neo-Noble Phantasm that Helena brought out upon changing her Class.
Ring of silver. Made from the same materials as the flying object that appears when she releases the True Name of her Noble Phantasm as a Caster, it is said to be endowed with a composition that is different from any substance found on Earth.
When she releases the True Name, countless flying objects appear and beams of light rain incessantly on the surroundings like a storm. Violent explosions arise, but those will never directly hit Helena.
Edison and Tesla decided that, after having to endure much, she now needed to “release some stress”.
Thus, they participate on the race and let her do as she pleases.
Helena decided to accept their consideration.
In other words--- “I must release some stress, and enjoy this summer vacation with all my heart!”
She is very conscious about “reverting to a childlike innocence and enjoying myself in this summer”... however, as a result, it seems like outdated moves have increased more than usual...?
(1) it goes without saying, but that last chat is supposed to be between Edison and Tesla
エレナ・ブラヴァツキー - アーチャー
- Summer Vacation!: A+
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