Iskandar's Shadow (イスカンダルの影武者, Isukandaru no Kagemusha?), Class Name Faker (フェイカー, Feikā?), is a Faker-class Servant summoned by Doctor Heartless appearing in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files.[2][3]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Identity[edit | edit source]

Faker was born without a name. In place of a True Name she is referred to as both Iskandar's Shadow and Hephaestion. She was the younger twin sister of Hephaestion, one of the generals serving under Alexander the Great. She was taught from a young age by Olympias, Iskandar's mother, to act as a body-double and confidant to Iskandar, and also acted for her brother at times. For this purpose, she was never given a name, and borrowed her brother's when needed. Combined with spreading rumors of Iskandar's appearance as based on her own, so distinctly different from his, she was the ideal vessel to receive any curses directed towards Iskandar.

Not accepting these near inhumane circumstances, Iskandar attempted numerous times to give her a proper name and identity,[2][3] all of which she vehemently refused due to her loyalty to him and her desire to continue serving him as his "Shadow". Since giving her a name would weaken the spells redirecting curses from him to her she rejected each time. Not only that, but for the sake of protecting Iskandar from various forms of curses and magecraft, she developed numerous counter-intelligence schemes. That is why the descriptions left behind about Iskandar don’t match the appearance of the Servant Iskandar at all.[4]

The Class name of Faker is, in a way, the first name she ever received.[4]

Because of her own hatred toward Iskandar's army, she isn't recognized as a part of his army. Thus she is not present in Ionioi Hetairoi. This is why Waver does not recognize her.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Faker wears an outfit extremely similar to that of Alexander as a child. She has heterochomatic eyes, with one appearing to be a very pale grey with a slight goldish tint, while the other is blue. When Faker uses her Mystic Eyes, both eyes glow orange.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Faker appears as a haughty young woman, citing herself as the primary confidant of Iskandar, and bears a dislike for Lord El-Melloi II. She grows angered when he refers to himself as Iskandar's subject, claiming to be disgusted because he has no qualifications to be so. She considers him to be similar to Eumenes.

Despite her loyalty, she resents Iskandar for never letting go of his dream to see Okeanos, believing he knew it was not real but still desired to seek it out. This eventually caused her to harbor a certain level of contempt for his army and her fellow subjects who unquestionably followed his dream, despite the revelation of the truth that there was no sea at the end of the world. Her absence from Ionioi Hetairoi is due to her opinion on the army after the Wars of the Diadochi. When Iskandar activates his Noble Phantasm the spirit of Iskandar's Shadow hears the call, in the process of being summoned she is given knowledge of events after her death and learns about the Wars of the Diadochi, and then she rejects the summoning before it is completed.[4]

After Gray absorbs some of her magical energy, she becomes impressed enough to show off her Mystic Eyes of Compulsion. At the same time, her warrior's pride compels her to rescue Gray from an avalanche, stating that "Warriors should die on the battlefield."

As a servant of Dionysus the god of wine, she regularly outdrank other members Iskandar's army.[4] She had a poor relationship with the other retainers of Iskandar, which caused problems for her brother as he tried to find a way to mend those relationships.[5]

Just as she said during the story, “Being a warrior is a question of both body, mind, and spirit.” Her love of battle and the skills that saw her through numerous battlefields made it possible for her and Heartless to break through the Spiritual Tomb of Albion alone. Despite how much of a mismatched pair the two of them may seem, her partnership with Heartless is one she finds unexpectedly comfortable.

Though it was never discussed in detail, the way Heartless’ life changed after being betrayed by his students and her unwillingness to forgive the betrayal she suffered in the Wars of the Diadochi demonstrated a clear unity of values between them.[4]

Role[edit | edit source]

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files[edit | edit source]

case. Mystic Eyes collection train[edit | edit source]

Faker appears atop the Rail Zeppelin.

In an ironic echo to Rider's summoning, Faker was summoned by Doctor Heartless using the piece of Iskandar's mantle that he stole from Lord El-Melloi II. When she first reveals herself to Lord El-Melloi II and Gray atop the Rail Zeppelin, she lies to them that she is Hephaestion. El-Melloi II is shocked that there was a servant of Iskandar who he had never seen before, as she was not part of Ionioi Hetairoi.

She fights Karabo Frampton, ending up killing him. She subsequently fights Gray, overwhelming her using her Noble Phantasm Hecatic Wheel and ends up getting blasted away by Rhongomyniad. Heartless saves her in extremis using his "Turn around, my heart" incantation to teleport themselves to safety.

Between the Rail Zeppelin Incident and the Grand Roll Incident[edit | edit source]

Between the times of the Rail Zeppelin and Grand Roll incidents, Heartless and Faker got involved in numerous incidents beyond the knowledge of El-Melloi II. Through it all, Heartless always seemed to be strangely enjoying himself, an attitude that always brought a frown and a “what’s with this guy?” from Faker.[6]

case. Grand Resolution[edit | edit source]

Inspired by the ritual from Blackmore Cemetery that would have turned Gray into a second coming of King Arthur, Heartless planned to turn Faker into Iskandar. The both of them attack the Department of Modern Magecraft using Hecatic Wheel to destroy an old building and reveal a portal to the Spiritual Tomb of Albion behind it. Faker engages in battle against Touko Aozaki and a Volumen Hydrargyrum armored Svin Glascheit. She compliments Touko's skill, but Faker's magecraft is fundamentally stronger due to its origins in the Age of Gods. Heartless and Faker eventually have to withdraw through a rift to the Spiritual Tomb of Albion before it closes, but Touko's last attack knocks a golden coin free from their chariot.[7]

The golden coin has Iskandar's face on it, an old currency from his empire, and it's thanks to it that Lord El-Melloi II is able to figure out Heartless' plan: Heartless plans to travel to the heart of the Spiritual Tomb of Albion, making use of its properties as a labyrinth in death and rebirth initiation rites to ascend Faker's Saint Graph closer to that of Iskandar's. He also plans to use the Sealing Designated Norikata Emiya to accelerate Faker's time billions of times over using Innate Time Control, praying to her the whole time. This should have the effect of accumulating thousands of years of prayer to her, or more specifically to Iskandar, who was said to carry the blood of Zeus. The Grand Roll itself also provides the required amount of tons of Magical Energy, as during the ceremony the dragon's heart of the Spiritual Tomb of Albion is opened, making it the best place to get a wave of Mystery big enough connected to the inner sea of the planet to turn a Heroic Spirit into a Divine Spirit. With this, Iskandar will ascend to the rank of a Divine Spirit in modern times. The Authority of a god is the source of the magecraft of the Age of Gods, and with it mages won't need to seek the Root anymore, ushering in a new age of magic. Coins like the one they dropped would become powerful magical catalysts, as after Iskandar became a god they would work as a pass, connecting their holder to Iskandar as a sort of pseudo-master.[7]

Heartless succeeds in his plan to transform Iskandar into a Divine Spirit and summon him in the present day. Faker as Divine Spirit Iskandar is shining figure that human eyes can only see as dazzling light, because it is impossible to process all the excess information it is made of, including the different heights and figures of both Faker and Iskandar. Divine Spirit Iskandar emits so much Magical Energy that it's difficult to breathe and it's burning the Magic Circuits of those present.[8]

After apologizing for being unable to achieve Iskandar's wish and then thanking him and saying goodbye, El-Melloi II uses the Command Spell Luvia gave him as well as the coin making him a pseudo-master to order Iskandar to unsummon himself, changing Faker back into herself. After Iskandar is unsummoned and turns back into Faker, Faker stays with Heartless in his dying moments before she disappears.[8]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

As she didn’t leave behind any anecdotal stories in history, her status as a Servant is rather weak, but she still boasts a considerable and comprehensive combat ability. This results not just from having powerful skills or Noble Phantasms, but from the wide variety of physical and magical options available to her in combat, and her ability to keenly recognize which of those options is optimal for each situation.[4]

Her main armament is a short sword akin to Iskandar's spatha, but with two horns curving off the hilt, and she shows the strength and skill to overpower Gray.

Mystic Eyes of Compulsion.

Faker possesses Noble Colours rank Mystic Eyes of Compulsion, which give her the ability to forcibly take control of her target's body against their will and can even compel them to speak the truth. It causes the victim physical and mental strain as they are still conscious of their actions.

Faker has also displayed a level of skill in using magecraft and spellcraft, as seen in her attempts to use several offensive spells against Gray. Her magical energy takes the color of vibrant red lightning similar to Iskandar's blue. The Dionysus that Faker references normally corresponds to the god of wine Bacchus, but the magecraft she uses actually points to the maddened Zeus himself. In short, an omnipotent god gone mad. Abandoning reason and embracing infinite chaos is truly suitable as a source for magecraft.[4] The lineage of her magecraft can be traced back to Hecate, giving Faker a loose connection to Medea and Circe who also use spells derived from Hecate.[9] She could easily overpower Touko, one of the greatest magi in the modern era, in a contest of magecraft since Faker wield Age of Gods mystics.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Class Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Independent Action (Rank B): It is possible for a Servant to stay in the world for two days without a Master. However, this is the ideal value achieved by maximally conserving mana and avoiding battle and Noble Phantasm usage.
  • Camouflage (Rank B): At B Rank, it is possible to fool an opponent by appearing as another Class or with different parameters.

Personal Skills[edit | edit source]

  • High-Speed Divine Words (Rank B): The ability to speak magical incantations at an accelerated speed. By using a language from the Age of Gods, High-Thaumaturgy can be cast at the speed of Single-Action spells.
  • For He Is Another Iskandar (Fake) (Rank B): Allows Faker to imitate Iskander's Noble Phantasms and Skills as his body double. Copied Skills are dropped by one rank, but it is possible to slightly change their function.
  • Blessing of the Nameless (Rank EX): Whether by sword, Magecraft, or curse, she can take the damage in place of someone she recognizes as her Master. The damage can also be mitigated if the correct measures are taken.

Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]

She possesses the Noble Phantasm Hecatic Wheel, similar to Alexander's Gordius Wheel, drawn by two skeleton Wyverns rather than Divine Bulls. It is a lower rank than Gordius Wheel, but through the use of her Skill For He Is Another Iskandar (Fake) she is able to give her chariot functions that Gordius Wheel did not have, such as an autopilot.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
    [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - CHARACTER Profile: Faker, p.055

    Faker (Hephaestion)

    • Birthday: Unknown
    • Height: 168cm
    • Weight: 58kg
    • Likes: Loyalty, the great king
    • Dislikes: Traitors
    • Day of Their Decisive Battle: Crimson battlefield


    Comment from Makoto Sanda

    フェイカー

    • 生日: 不明
    • 身長: 168cm
    • 体重: 58kg
    • 好きな物: 忠誠、偉大なる王
    • 嫌いな物: 裏切り者
    • 決戦の地: 朱の戦場


    三田誠's Comment

  2. 2.0 2.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Rail Zeppelin 6/6: Lightning and Shooting Star
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 5 - "case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6
    [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Faker [Servant], p.106-107

    Faker [Servant]
    An Extra class created by Heartless in order to summon imposters and body doubles.
    Within the story of Case Files, it refers to Iskandar’s body double, who ignores the Ionian Hetairoi. Her Personal Skill “He is Another Iskandar (Fake)” grants her some of Iskandar’s Personal Skills, as well as a distorted version of the Noble Phantasm Gordius Wheel, a sight that shook El-Melloi II to his core on their first meeting.
    Her true identity is that of Hephaestion’s younger twin sister, born at the behest of the King of Conquerer’s mother Olympias, to protect him for his entire life.
    Though it may be hard to imagine her as a body double for a man like Iskandar who was over two meters tall, her role as a body double was a magical one.
    As such, she had no name.
    After separating from Olympias, Iskandar tried to give her one numerous times. Since doing so would weaken the spells redirecting curses from him to her, however, she rejected each time. Not only that, but for the sake of protecting Iskandar from various forms of curses and magecraft, she developed numerous counter-intelligence schemes. That is why the descriptions left behind about Iskandar don’t match the appearance of the Servant Iskandar at all.
    The Class name of Faker is, in a way, the first name she ever received.
    As she didn’t leave behind any anecdotal stories in history, her status as a Servant is rather weak, but she still boasts a considerable and comprehensive combat ability. This results not just from having powerful skills or Noble Phantasms, but from the wide variety of physical and magical options available to her in combat, and her ability to keenly recognize which of those options is optimal for each situation.
    Just as she said during the story, “Being a warrior is a question of both body, mind, and spirit.” Her love of battle and the skills that saw her through numerous battlefields made it possible for her and Heartless to break through the Spiritual Tomb of Albion alone.
    Despite how much of a mismatched pair the two of them may seem, her partnership with Heartless is one she finds unexpectedly comfortable.
    Though it was never discussed in detail, the way Heartless’ life changed after being betrayed by his students and her unwillingness to forgive the betrayal she suffered in the Wars of the Diadochi demonstrated a clear unity of values betwen them.



    The Dionysus that Faker references normally corresponds to the god of wine Bacchus, but the magecraft she uses actually points to the maddened Zeus himself. In short, an omnipotent god gone mad. Abandoning reason and embracing infinite chaos is truly suitable as a source for magecraft.
    Of course, as one who serves the god of wine, nevermind Iskandar, she regularly drank all of his close friends and advisors under the table.
    In addition, the reason she rejects the summons of the Ionian Hetairoi comes from the following flow of events. “She is called by Iskandar” ⮕ “Immediately before being summoned, she is given the fundamental knowledge from the world about the Wars of the Diadochi” ⮕ “Before the summoning is completed, she rejects it.” A summoned Heroic Spirit, if not from the Holy Grail then from the World itself, receives knowledge about the present era. In the case of Ionian Hetairoi, it is the latter that provides the information.
    Were she to be summoned again as a Servant, as usual she would forget everything that happened during the course of these incidents. But what if she were summoned as part of the Army of the King? What if she were summoned in a Singularity that ignored the correct chronology of history, or by a system completely different than the one set up in Fuyuki?
    The answer will remain a mystery until such an event occurs.

    フェイカー【サーヴァント】
    影武者や偽物を呼び出すための、ハートレスがつくりだしたエクストラクラス。
    事件簿本編では、『王の軍勢』を無視する、イスカンダルの影武者をさす。固有スキル「彼もまたイスカンダルなのだから」(偽)によって、イスカンダルのいくつかのスキルと、宝具・神威の車輪を変則的に模倣した彼女は、出会った頃のII世を精神的に大きく揺さぶった。
    その出自は、征服王イスカンダルの母・オリュンピアスによって、生涯イスカンダルを守護すベく製造された、ヘファイスティオンの双子の妹。
    影武者といいつつ、ニメートルを超える偉丈夫イスカンダルと似ても似つかないのは、彼女が魔術的な影武者であるため。
    よって、彼女は名前を持たない。
    オリュンピアスと離れた後、イスカンダルは何度も名を与えようとしていたのだが、そうなればイスカンダルを狙った呪いを引きつける術式は衰えるため、毎回彼女は固辞していた。そればかりではなく、イスカンダルを狙った各種の呪いや魔術を防ぐため、数々の情報工作も講じていた。後世に残ったイスカンダルの姿が、サーヴァント・イスカンダルと一致しないのはこれによるものである。
    フェイカーというクラス名は、ある意味で彼女が初めて得た名前にも等しかったのだ。
    人類史にまともに刻まれた逸話をもたない彼女は、サーヴァントとしての格は高くないものの、総合的にはかなり高い戦闘能力を保持している。これは単なるスキルや宝具だけの問題ではなく、魔術や白兵など戦闘で取れる選択肢の多さと、その中から最適解を選び出す嗅覚の鋭さのゆえだ。
    彼女が作中ロにした通り、「戦士たるとは肉体と意志と魂すベての問題だ」ということになろう。戦闘を楽しみ、自分の持つ能力で数々の戦場を突破してきた彼女だからこそ、霊墓アルビオンをハートレスとふたりきりで突破することを可能としたのだ。
    ハートレスとのコンビは、まるで不似合いのようでいて、彼女には存外心地よかった。
    詳しい事情こそはっきり語らなかったものの、弟子の裏切りによって人生を変えられたハートレスと、後継者戦争による裏切りが許せなかった彼女は、価値観の底が一致していたのだろう。



    彼女が奉じるディオニュソスは、いわゆる酒神バッカスに相当する神性だが、フェイカーの扱う魔術においてはむしろ狂気に陥ったゼウス本人をさす。つまり、それは万能にして狂気なる神だ。理性を打ち捨てた無限の混沌こそは、魔術の源としてふさわしい。
    当然、酒の神を奉ずる彼女もまた大変な酒豪で、あのイスカンダルはおろか、酒飲みにおいてはその腹心全員を何度となく負かしたことがあるとか。
    なお、彼女が『王の軍勢』を拒否していた流れは、「イスカンダルに呼ばれる」⮕「召喚直前、世界に後継者戦争などの基礎知識を与えられる」⮕「召喚が完全成立する前に拒否」という順番になる。召喚された英霊は、聖杯ないし世界からその時代の知識を与えられるのだが、『王の軍勢』に呼ばれた英霊は後者となるためだ。
    今回の事件で起きたことも、再びサーヴァントとして召喚された彼女は当然忘れているはずだ。しかし、固有結界である王の軍勢に召喚された場合は?そんな時系列を無視するような特異点、はたまた冬木のそれとまったく異なる召喚形式で呼ばれた場合は?
    答えは、そのときになるまで分からない。

  5. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Hephaestion [Person], p.108

    Hephaestion [Person]
    Faker’s older brother. The true Hephaestion.
    Iskandar’s closest friend…though he didn’t think so himself.
    While his sister spread such information around, Hephaestion was aware that was simply counter-intelligence. Hephaestion was inserted at Iskandar’s side so as, even if only a little, to reduce the chance of him being attacked.
    His sister’s relationship with Iskandar’s other retainers was rather poor, a daily pain in Hephaestion’s stomach as he tried to find a way to mend those relationships. If alive today, he would no doubt be accused of having a siscon streak in him. In a way, one could say that fear became accurate after his death.
    At any rate, when Hephaestion was summoned by Iskandar’s Noble Phantasm Ionian Hetairoi, he was the first to notice his sister’s absence.
    If summoned as a Servant, he would gain a number of Iskandar’s Skills and Noble Phantasms from his own Personal Skill, “He is Another Iskandar (True).” The difference between his version and his sister’s “Fake” version of the skill is that his version does not copy the acquired abilities at a reduced rank. Conversely, it would be difficult to use them in the ways Faker does.

    ヘファイスティオン【人名】
    フェイカーの兄。真なるヘファイスティオン。
    イスカンダル第一の腹心……とは本人は考えていない。
    妹はそういうふうに喧伝しているが、あれはむしろ情報工作の類だと、ヘファイスティオンは認識している。イスカンダルの側には、常にヘファイスティオンありと刷り込ませることで、少しでも襲撃を減らそうというものだ。
    妹がほかのイスカンダルの家臣と折り合いが良くないことについて、なんとか解決できないかと日頃胃を痛めていた。現代であれば、シスコンの気があると言われたことだろう。ある意味でその懸念は死後にあたったと言えるかもしれない。
    なにしろ、イスカンダルの宝具・王の軍勢で呼ばれたとき、妹がいないことに真っ先に気づくのは彼なのだから。
    サーヴァントとして召喚された場合、イスカンダルの一部スキルと宝具を借り受ける固有スキル「彼もまたイスカンダルなのだから」(真)を保持することとなる。妹が持つ同名スキル(偽)との違いはランク減少が起きないこと。逆に、フェイカーのような応用は難しい。

  6. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Heartless [Person], p.105

    Heartless [Person]
    Also known as Adashino Kurou.
    His elemental affinity was originally Earth, but was changed by his experience in the Land of the Fairies.
    In this work, he stands as the greatest rival of El-Melloi II. Or one could call him El-Melloi II’s shadow. While El-Melloi II could be characterized as one so lacking in talent he is always being saved by his students, Heartless can be characterized by one who is so peerless in ability that he was inevitably betrayed by his students.
    The magecraft he uses is wide and varied.
    The Faculty of Modern Magecraft didn’t have much in the way of family lines, and so worked to preserve numerous forms of magecraft of relatively shallow histories. Heartless’ area of study was each and every one of those. Though it is hard to say how much he was aware of it, due to a certain kind of time paradox, having lead the dual lives of Adashino Kurou and Heartless had a large influence on him.
    Adashino Kurou received all kinds of guidance from his future self, Heartless, causing his abilities to grow at an unprecedented rate. To those around him, it seemed like the pouring of water from one bottle into another, but there was nothing supernatural about it. In reality, his future self knew his own nature and thought process so well that he could provide the perfect teaching and guidance for him, thus transferring all of his skills.
    …in short, it was an homage to a certain Archer and his relationship with Emiya Shirou in the Fifth Holy Grail War.
    His ability to completely flip his heart was, as El-Melloi II recognized, not an ability so much as it was a defect. His heart, left behind in the Land of the Fairies, once connected to the body that was now like an empty shell, made a kind of pseudo-teleportation possible for him, an ability encroaching on the domain of True Magic. However, it was an act similar to inserting a scalpel into one’s heart and flipping it over.
    In the Rail Zeppelin incident, he casually opened his heart twice, but in reality his back was really up against the wall.
    He was the bearer of Mystic Eyes that could steal and take over the vision of others, the Mystic Eyes of the Usurper.
    Originally, they were similar to the Mystic Eyes of Finding, only able to find lost things that they were specifically paired with — rare to be sure, but all in all rather low level as far as Mystic Eyes are concerned. However, due to his time spent in the Land of the Fairies, they transformed into “Mystic Eyes that could steal even the vision from Mystic Eyes.”



    During the story, he spent ten years on his plan to turn the world of magecraft on its head.
    This was not because of some anger at Kurou’s friends among the survivors (or his four students, from Heartless’ perspective) betraying him. Having experienced that betrayal twice after jumping through time, he considered that situation to be “a simple result of karma.”
    Water flows from high to low. Things burned turn to ash.
    As such, if the system itself never changes, the same things will happen over and over for all eternity. That was why he left behind his position as head of the Faculty of Modern Magecraft and, using every method imaginable, sought to upend the world of magecraft known to the Clock Tower.
    In this case, the first thing he needed was information to overwhelm the other magi.
    Carefully picking his allies, he ended up joining forces with Lord Marisbury of the Faculty of Astrology, secretly orchestrating the Mystic Eye Bearer Serial Killings seven years prior. After acquiring numerous sets of Mystic Eyes by doing so, Heartless learned of the truth of the Holy Grail War that the Clock Tower failed to consider seriously, and at the same time decided to keep that information hidden.
    As a result, Marisbury also recognized that the Holy Grail War wouldn’t be able to satisfy his objectives, and he put an end to his own plans…but that is another story.
    At any rate, Heartless, knowing about the truth of the Fourth Holy Grail War and the existence of Servants, moved on to the next step of his plan. In short, through the use of the Divine Spirit Iskandar, the plan for the revival of the magecraft from the Age of Gods. The conspiracies of the Clock Tower were nothing more than scrabbling over Mysteries that were already in decline. So, it was better to return to the Age of Gods, where such intrigue was unnecessary, he thought.



    As an aside, his partnership with Faker was an enjoyable one for him.
    Within his life, where he had already predicted his own betrayal, the companionship of Faker who was raging at being betrayed by the Ionian Hetairoi was something he could accept without consideration. In most cases the relationship between Master and Servant is riddled with tension, but regardless of Faker’s opinion of Heartless, Heartless’ opinion of Faker was that he could rest assured in their partnership.
    Part of the reason much of the malice in Faker’s personality seemed to disappear in Grand Roll was no doubt because of Heartless’ attitude in that respect. Between the times of the Rail Zeppelin and Grand Roll incidents, the pair of them got involved in numerous incidents beyond the knowledge of El-Melloi II. Through it all, Heartless always seemed to be strangely enjoying himslf, an attitude that always brought a frown and a “what’s with this guy?” from Faker.
    In comparison to the rest of his unfortunate life, the last two months of his plan to upend the world of magecraft were, despite the tremendous upheavel, incredibly calm.

    ハートレス【人名】
    もしくは、化野九郎。
    属性は地だが、妖精郷を経たことで変質している。
    本編における、エルメロイII世の最大のライバル。もしくはII世の影。本人が才能を持たず、生徒たちに助けられたのがエルメロイII世なら、本人が無類の才能を持ち、それゆえに生徒たちに裏切られたのがハートレスという男だ。
    扱う魔術は多岐にわたる。
    当時の現代魔術科は、魔術についてあまり系統だっておらず、比較的歴史の浅い魔術を片端から保存していたのだが、ハートレスはこのことごとくを修めてのけたのだ。どこまで意識していたかは分からないが、ある種のタイムパラドックスを含む、化野九郎とハートレスの二重人生も大きな影響を与えただろう。
    ハートレスのもととなった化野九郎は自分の未来の姿であるハートレスから指導を受けることで、途轍もない速度で実力を伸ばしていった。周囲からは瓶水を移すようと思われていたが、なんのことはない。本当に未来の自分から、素質も思想も見きった完全に的確な指導によって、その能力のすべてを移譲されていたのだ。
    ……つまり、これは第五次聖杯戦争における、とあるアーチャーと衛宮士郎のオマージュなのである。
    心臓を裏返すという行為は、II世が看破していた通り、能力というよりは単なる欠陥である。妖精郷に置きっぱなしになっている彼の心臓と、いまや抜け殻になった彼の身体の内側をつなぐことで、魔法の域に近しい疑似転移を可能とするが、これは心臓にメスをいれて裏返すような行為なのだ。
    魔眼蒐集列車では、彼は涼しい顔で二度心臓を開いているが、実のところ最大のピンチはあのタイミングだった。
    視界を奪う、簒奪の魔眼の持ち主。
    本来、対になったものを探し出す失せ物探し程度の―――それなりに珍しいが、格は低い魔眼だった。しかし、これも妖精郷を経た結果、「魔眼の視界さえ奪う魔眼」へと変質してしまっている。



    作中では、十年をかけて、魔術世界をひっくり返そうと目論む。
    これはけして、化野九郎にとって仲間だった生還者たち(ハートレスにとって弟子だった四人)の裏切りに怒ったためではない。時間を越えて、ニ度同じ裏切りに立ち会ったことで、この事象を「単なる因果の帰結である」と、彼は捉えるようになった。
    水は高きより低きに流れる。炎で焼かれたものは灰となる。
    ならば、このシステム自体を変更しない限り、無限に同じことが起こる。だからこそ、ハートレスは現代魔術科の学部長を辞し、あらゆる手段を厭わず、時計塔による既存の魔術世界を転覆させようとした。
    この際、最初に必要となったのが、ほかの魔術師を圧倒する情報である。
    慎重に相手を選んだ結果、天体科の君主マリスビリーと手を組み、密かに七年前の魔眼保持者連続殺人事件を引き起こす。これによって多くの魔眼を得たハートレスは、時計塔では重視されてなかった聖杯戦争の真実を知り、同時にこれらの情報を隠匿することとなる。
    結果として、聖杯戦争では目的を達成しえないと知ったマリスビリーも、自身の計画を中止することとなるのだが……これはまた別の話である。
    いずれにせよ、サーヴァントの存在や第四次聖杯戦争の真実を知ったハートレスは、次の段階へと移行する。つまり、神霊イスカンダルによる、神代魔術復興計画である。時計塔がくだらない陰謀に明け暮れているのは、衰退していく神秘を取り合っているからだ。ならば、そんな必要のなかった神代の魔術を取り戻せば良い、と考えたのだ。



    余談だが、フェイカーとのコンビは、彼にとって愉快なものだった。
    常に裏切られることを予測していた彼の人生の中で、『王の軍勢』の裏切りに激怒していたフェイカーとの付き合いだけは、そんなことを考えずにすむ関係であったからだ。おおよそサーヴァントとマスターの関係というのは、どこか緊張感を孕んだものなのだが、フェイカーにとってのハートレスはともかく、ハートレスにとってのフェイカーは、ずっと安心できる相手だった。
    冠位決議のフェイカーがどこか毒気を抜かれたようだったのは、そんなハートレスの態度を見続けたからでもあったろう。魔眼蒐集列車から冠位決議までの間、エルメロイII世のあずかりしらぬところで、このコンビはいくつかの事件に遭遇しているが、そのたびに妙に楽しそうなハートレスを目撃して、「なんだこいつ」とフェィ力ーは眉をひそめていたのだった。
    彼の数奇な人生の中で、魔術世界を転覆させようとした最後のこのニケ月だけが、激動の内容にかかわらず、ひどく穩やかなものであった。

  7. 7.0 7.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 9: case. Grand Resolution (Middle)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 10: case. Grand Resolution (Lower)
  9. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Hecatic Wheel [Noble Phantasm], p.108

    Wheel of Demonic Heaven(Hecatic Wheel) [Noble Phantasm]
    Originally, the Noble Phantasm of Iskandar, Gordius Wheel.
    Due to the skill “He is Another Iskandar (Fake)” that Faker possesses, she has also gained this Noble Phantasm. However, while Iskandar’s chariot is pulled by a pair of divine bulls, hers is pulled by magically animated bone dragons.
    Compared to the original Gordius Wheel, it’s Rank and power have diminished considerably, but in exchange it is capable of many more things. One is the autopilot feature shown in Grand Roll. In addition, if Faker pours her own magical energy into it, it is capable of exhibiting a level of power similar to the original Gordius Wheel.
    The name “Hecatic” is derived from the goddess Hecate, from whom Faker’s lineage of magecraft from the Age of Gods finds its source. Though faint, there is some connection to the Caster of the Fifth Holy Grail War.

    魔天の車輪(ヘカティック・ホイール)【宝具】
    もともとは、英霊イスカンダルの宝具・神威の車輪。
    フェイカーは、固有スキル「彼もまたイスカンダルなのだから」(偽)によって、この宝具を取得している。ただし、イスカンダルの場合と違い、神獣である雄牛ではなく、魔術による骨竜で戦車を牽引する。
    本来の神威の車輪より、ランクと威力はやや下がるが、代わりにできるようになったことも多い。冠位決議編で見せた自動制御などはそのひとつ。また、一瞬の威力だけであれば、フェイ力ーの魔力を過剰に注ぎ込むことによって、本来の神威の車輪に匹敵させることも可能。
    ヘカティックとついているのは、フェイカーの扱う神代魔術の系統がヘカテを源流としているため。第五次聖杯戦争に登場するキヤスターとの、ごく淡い縁である。

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