Hessian Lobo (ヘシアン・ロボ, Heshian Robo?), also known as Avenger of Shinjuku (新宿のアヴェンジャー, Shinjuku no Avenjā?), is an Avenger-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. They are initially Rider of Shinjuku (新宿のライダー, Shinjuku no Raidā?) before absorbing another Phantom and having their class change to Avenger.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Lobo (ロボ, Robo?), the King of Currumpaw, was an actual gray wolf (there are diverging opinions) whose name became widespread after being featured on Seton’s “Wild Animals I Have Known”. The story goes that he rampaged on the Currumpaw Plains, a vast American pasture, killing over 2,000 heads of cattle in the space of 5 years and slaughtering 250 sheep in a single night without eating them. Naturally, the ranch owners attempted to bring him down by employing all sorts of methods (from poison, to guns and even traps), but supposedly Lobo paid no mind to those. Employed as a famous hunter, Seton came up with an idea: instead of directly facing Lobo (who was feared as “the devil incarnate"), he would make use of his mate - the white wolf Blanca. The curious Blanca was caught in a bear trap and killed by humans. Seeking his mate’s corpse, Lobo was finally caught in a trap. It has been said that the captured Lobo refused all meals from humans and died just like that.
Hessian (ヘシアン, Heshian?) refers to the German mercenaries that came to America after being hired by the British government, and the nameless mercenary that rides Lobo was also one of them. Still, the story goes that he got his head blown off after receiving a cannon fire and, without realizing that he was already dead, began to roam about on Sleepy Hollow. He became known as the "Headless Horseman" in the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Dr. Jack Griffin
As they are unstable as a Servant due to both of them being Phantoms, they fuse with several more Phantoms. One such Phantom is Dr. Jack Griffin (ジャック・グリフィン博士?), granting them invisibility. While he does not appear to have any influence, there are three individuals listed under the "Gender" section of their status page.
Unlike actual history, the King of Currumpaw surpasses over 3m in length.
Mutual understanding and the likes are impossible. What we have here is a beast that scatters hatred.
While most mounts typically obey the will of their rider, who makes all the decisions in whatever tasks, the Hessian Lobo is the opposite where the mount makes the decisions and the rider simply obeys whatever decision the wolf makes. The relationship between the nameless mercenary and the King of Currumpaw seems to be on a minimally cordial level. While Lobo initially doesn't like the idea of having someone riding his back, the wolf finds the warrior's existence to be beneficial as he cooperatively kills all of Lobo's enemies without complaint. While Lobo has never opened up to the headless rider, only thinking him as a tool, the nameless mercenary seems to care about Lobo as he willingly chose to fight enemies, alone, to let an injured Lobo escape. As revealed in Anastasia's second interlude, he can be surprisingly talkative under the right circumstances.
Lobo has no love for humanity, even as a Heroic Spirit. His memories of how humans killed his mate and ravaged his home drive him forward, compelling him to seek revenge for what he has lost. However, the hope that his children survived and spread elsewhere compel him to fight alongside Chaldea nevertheless and he eventually will come to see his Master as a packmate even if he will never truly relate to them.
Subspecies Singularity I: Shinjuku
Lobo and Hessian are summoned by Baal, and fused together into the Servant, Hessian Lobo. He is intially Rider of Shinjuku, and serves as a member of the Phantom Demon Alliance. Contrary to what others may believe, Hessian isn't the one in control, instead it is Lobo. Hessian only wishes for Lobo to regain his freedom. Japan National Route 20 is his territory in Shinjuku. He is so feared that there is an unwritten rule that if you hear his howl, you stop whatever you're doing and run.
In Barrel Tower, Hessian Lobo, Yan Qing, and EMIYA Alter are informed by Baal that Chaldea has sent Ritsuka into the Singularity. He hacked the Rayshift coordinates to make them fall, but it didn't go so well. Hessian Lobo leaves in a rage after hearing this.
Hessian Lobo chases after Ritsuka and James Moriarty when they intrude his territory while escaping from the Phantom of the Opera and Christine Daaé. He eventually catches to them, forcing the pair fight him. Realizing he’s too weak, Moriarty has Ritsuka escape with Artoria Alter while he holds Hessian Lobo off. After Moriarty escapes, Hessian Lobo returns to Barrel Tower and reports his failure to kill Ritsuka to Baal. He also reports Ritsuka and Moriarty's plan to rendezvous at Shinjuku Station, so Baal sends Hornets there.
After Ritsuka’s party kills some thugs, Hessian Lobo suddenly arrives and kills the thugs’ Super Chimera with a single bite. He turns his attention towards Ritsuka when he and the group become surrounded by the flames of Jeanne Alter‘s Noble Phantasm. Neither the group nor Hessian Lobo can escape like Moriarty predicted, forcing both to fight. Hessian Lobo however proves too tenacious, and escapes through the flames after being struck by Artoria Alter’s Wind.
Later in Barrel Tower, Hessian Lobo requests Baal to fuse him with the Invisible Man. Baal agrees, but questions if Lobo’s hatred can sustain another one. He explains the Invisible Man doesn’t hate anyone, calling him the faded concept of pure self-interest, and saying his power of the invisibility is the only remarkable thing about him. Nonetheless, he agrees to summon and fuse the Invisible Man with Hessian Lobo. He asks Hessian Lobo to ensure his hatred for humans never stops during the process, calling it the source of his strength. He tells him to continue to hate, otherwise he cannot kill Ritsuka, who is the only true human in Shinjuku.
After being fused with the Invisible Man, Hessian Lobo attacks Ritsuka's party just after they killed Yan Qing. He unveils himself, revealing he is now an Avenger. He then targets Ritsuka, not even paying attention to the others. They fight him to protect Ritsuka, but they’re unable to defeat him. Jeanne Alter holds him off while the others escape. As she fights Hessian Lobo, Jeanne Alter tells him that his hatred will never disappear, regardless of how many people he kills until the day he dies. She declares she will put him out of his misery, calling the fleeting dreams they see before death the only solace for Avengers. Eventually though, Hessian Lobo fatally wounds her. She is annoyed he isn’t enjoying his revenge, but realizes he can’t anymore. After suffering another wound, she unleashes her Noble Phantasm to hold it off. She falls after sustaining yet another wound; Hessian Lobo leaves possibly thinking Jeanne Alter is dead.
Later on Route 20, Hessian Lobo is led through a couple of traps by Ritsuka and Artoria Alter on her motorcycle. He easily avoids them, but he's caught in the third trap when he stops upon seeing Cavall II. Taking advantage of the situation, Ritsuka and Artoria Alter fight Hessian Lobo before he can break free. However, before Artoria Alter can finish it off, Hessian blocks her attack after separating from Lobo. Hessian then throws his weapons away, and tries to protect Lobo, who bites off his foreleg and flees. Hessian disappears after Sherlock Holmes tells him Lobo has finally regained his freedom.
Lobo wanders Shinjuku, feeling a sense of loss greater than simple pain. He realizes he lost again because of Cavall II, wondering why he stopped upon seeing him. He knows Cavall II is only a stray dog, yet it makes him heartsick when he thinks about it. Though he wishes to go home, Lobo can’t remember where it was, nor how it felt when he recalls it. He soon comes to realize Shinjuku is the only home he has now. Letting out one last howl, he dies seeing a glimpse of Cavall II.
Summer Event: Death Jail Summer Escape
A security system made Hessian Lobo's shape is used by Medb to detain the racers for using their vehicles to cover Connacht with Venus Textures.
Hessian rides Lobo into battle, wielding a pair of hook blades. Hessian Lobo is a very powerful servant. As Rider of Shinjuku, his Spirit Origin was described as enormous by Mash. He also boasts impressive speed capable of reaching up to 200 kilometers per hour. In this form he was so strong that Artoria Alter's Wind was required to give him a fatal blow and make him retreat.
After absorbing another Phantom, his Spirit Origin was altered and his class was changed to Avenger, significantly increasing his power even though James Moriarty considered that calling it a Demonic Beast after having Fujimaru fought Tiamat and her offspring in Babylonia would be a disservice. Its speed was also greatly increased, and he became so strong that Saber Alter, Jeanne d'Arc Alter, Sherlock Holmes, and James Moriarty came to the conclusion that one of them would have to sacrifice their self in order for the rest to escape. In the end it was Jeanne Alter's La Grondement Du Haine the attack that slowed him down long enough to allow the others to retreat. Finally, Ritsuka's Party came up with a trap that ended up succeeding in defeating avenger.
- Oblivion Correction (B Rank): That hatred shall never, ever be forgotten. Like a small, unsightly scar carved unto the history of man, it shall remain for eternity.
- Self-Replenishment (Mana) (B Rank): For as long as he exists in the world made by humans, he shall continue to devour his feed with hatred as his fangs.
- Transparency (D- Rank):
- Fallen Demon (A+ Rank): A Skill given to mystical beasts and fallen ones - specifically, those of a man-made demonic nature, unattainable through natural means. It improves defense power, resistance against abnormal status, and so forth, though the ability slightly falls short to Natural Demon.
- Monstrous Strength (B Rank): A skill, born from the holder's nature as a monster or Demonic Beast, that temporarily grants a rank-up to their Strength parameter for a limited time, determined by the skill's rank.
- One Cloaked in Death (A Rank): It comes from how the German mercenary (Hessian) that becomes the rider had been reduced into a monster reaching Dullahan. Lobo’s vengeful desire becomes a tangible armor, making it possible for offense.
- Animal Communication (A Rank): A communication of intention with animals that do not speak a 'language of words.
 Fate/Grand Order - Hessian Lobo (Avenger) Profile [T]
Hessian Lobo - Avenger
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Ryōta Takeuchi
Noble Phantasm: B+
Fallen Demon: A+
Monstrous Strength: B
The One who Wears Death: A
Memory Correction: B
Self-Replenishment (Mana): B
Frieren Scharfrichter: Decapitation Towards the Distant One
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Mutual understanding and the likes are impossible.
What we have here is a beast that scatters hatred.
Level 1 Bond
Height/Weight: 181cm・99kg (minus the head)
Source: Folklore, historical fact, novels
Alignment: Chaotic Evil Gender: Human Male/ Animal Male/ Human Male
Unlike actual history, the King of Currumpaw surpasses over 3m in length.
Level 2 Bond
Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, was an actual gray wolf (there are diverging opinions) whose name became widespread after featuring on Seton’s “Wild Animals I Have Known”(1).
The story goes that he rampaged on the Currumpaw Plains, a vast American pasture, killing over 2,000 heads of cattle in the space of 5 years and slaughtering 250 sheep in a single night without eating them.
Naturally, the ranch owners attempted to bring him down by employing all sorts of methods (from poison, to guns and even traps), but supposedly Lobo paid no mind to those.
Level 3 Bond
Employed as a famous hunter, Seton came up with an idea: instead of directly facing Lobo (who was feared as “the devil incarnate), he would make use of his mate - the white wolf Blanca.
The curious Blanca was caught in a bear trap and killed by humans.
Seeking his mate’s corpse, Lobo was finally caught in a trap. It has been said that the captured Lobo refused all meals from humans and died just like that.
Level 4 Bond
Hessian refers to the German mercenaries that came to America after being hired by the British government, and the nameless mercenary that rides Lobo was also one of them.
Still, the story goes that he got his head blown off after receiving a cannon fire and, without realizing that he was already dead, began to roam about on Sleepy Hollow.
Level 5 Bond
"Decapitation(2) Towards the Distant One"
Rank: C Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Range: 1~5 Max Targets: 1 person
A conviction(3) of resentment that gave shape to these two’ desire for revenge.
Although it does not have as much power as reversal of causality, a situation in which “it becomes easy to cut off heads” is created by adding a subtle deviation on the world within the range of the Noble Phantasm.
Reap heads with a single strike. A severing-kill Noble Phantasm.
(1)a literal translation of the Japanese name would be “Seton’s Animal Records”
(2)the original Japanese term carries strong connotations of a beheading that is employed as a form of execution, a criminal punishment
(3)according to context, this can also be translated as “beheading”, “decapitation”
ヘシアン・ロボ - アヴェンジャー
- Fate/Grand Order material V - Hessian Lobo
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 6: Encircling The Wolf
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 14: Nostalgia Homesick
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 3: Monster that Tramples Around The National Highway
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 2: Millenium Trap
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 4: Shinjuku Labyrinth
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 13: Return of The King of Currumpaw
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 12: Palatial Dance
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 3 Road Raging Monster
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 6 Wolf Surrounded
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 13 Return of the Wolf King
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 14 Homesick
- Fate/Grand Order material I
- Fate/Grand Order material II
- Fate/Grand Order material III
- Fate/Grand Order material IV