James Moriarty (ジェームズ・モリアーティ, Jēmuzu Moriāti?), also known as Archer of Shinjuku (新宿のアーチャー, Shinjuku no Āchā?) is an Archer-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
In the Sherlock Holmes Series, this mathematics professor is famous as Holmes' greatest and strongest rival. Despite appearing in only three works - furthermore, most of the time, he is merely mentioned by Holmes - the charisma of this evil genius nevertheless obtained tremendous endorsing thanks to the secret maneuvering during Holmes’ final case (although he would later be revived...). A genius, philosopher, thinker, and an extremely outstanding intellect. Holmes once said that he was the "Napoleon of the Criminal World“ - despite being a simple mathematics professor, his organization web supposedly spread all over Europe. According to the setting revealed within the story, he engaged in a job that was like a criminal consultant so to speak - or something.
In addition, although the Holmes Series itself is a collection of works that should be called the pioneer of every “mystery”, it could perhaps be said that Moriarty is also the fundamental being for a charismatic criminal that “plans crimes without receiving any wrongdoing for that”.
Moriarty’s public appearance is a mathematician/teacher. However, one of the treatises written by him, The Dynamics of an Asteroid, has been buried in the dark without almost ever appearing on the surface, and Isaac Asimov thought of an idea for that and wrote The Ultimate Crime, a short story in the Black Widowers Series. Also, it is highly likely that Holmes intentionally circulated misinformation to have Moriarty’s image and appearance differ from the one in the original texts.
Components[edit | edit source]
Max[edit | edit source]
Through the machinations of Baal, Archer is a fusion-type Servant that absorbed the abilities of the Phantom Max (マックス?) The Freeshooter (魔弾の射手, Madan'no Shashu?, Magic Bullet Shooter) from the opera “Der Freischütz”. In the story, a huntsman obtains magic bullets that always bring down the targeted prey by selling his soul to a demon. However, the story goes that the seventh shot alone was fired towards someone the demon wanted - in other words, someone who would bring despair to the contractor.
« Now, I am quite ordinary, you see.
|(Archer of Shinjuku)|
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Archer has the body of a 55 years old man. His white hair is slicked back with a single strand hanging over his right eye. He also has a mustache.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A charismatic evil person. The dignified appearance of that charismatic evil person is so overwhelming, those with a rebellious spirit will lose their feelings of wanting to defy him in his presence. As a philosopher and a mathematician, Moriarty thinks of chaos as something “good”. Even though he was summoned as a Servant, due to “The End of the Spider Thread” Skill, he has become a being that one must always be careful around.
Moriarty is a scheming individual who had planned to destroy the world by any means necessary, even through the use of betraying the protagonist after becoming close to them. His desire to defeat Holmes also motivated many of his actions, including the aforementioned plan.
Having never cared for anyone in his life, Moriarty is an amoral human being who can rarely be trusted. However, he possesses a weakness for daughter-type Servants and becomes enthusiastic towards the idea of being Fran's "papa." He was also ultimately unable to betray the protagonist after bonding with them and ends up holding himself back during their final fight, leading to his defeat. He also makes remarks that hint towards jealousy towards Holmes for him being summoned in a youthful, handsome body, while he was summoned as an old man.
Towards his Master, Moriarty comes into contact with them as a relatively pleasant grandfather. Also, he occasionally whispers evil and will try to lead his Master into it. Nevertheless, if they do not give in (deepen their bond with him), Moriarty will display his mettle for his Master and will try to be helpful to them while still being evil.
Moriarty is also somewhat wary of magecraft, as he is an existence closer to the present era. Though he is aware of its existence and has prepared plans against it, he does not tread too far into magecraft itself. Moriarty also speculates that his attitude towards magecraft is the reason Holmes associated with magecraft organizations in his life.
« Please call me Mr. Dandy! (no way) »
|(Archer of Shinjuku)|
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Sherlock Holmes
- As everyone knows, Moriarty’s ultimate rival. However, despite Moriarty being summoned as a man of around fifty, Holmes does not really assent to that for he is obviously youthful. Because he is being imposed a destiny called————‘he will always be defeated when doing battle against Holmes head-on’, Moriarty joined forces with Demon God Pillar Baal in order to overturn that. Thereafter the Shinjuku Phantom Incident, it is said that when Chaldea’s Holmes is being inattentive, Moriarty would be slapping victory declaration papers on Chaldea’s doors and hallways, and the protagonist and Mash would be peeling them off while sighing.
- Due to being called Papa, something inside Moriarty’s brain sparked, his evil influence was turned inside out, and he shows off a very papa-like manner with a flower circle above his head, as if he was really called a Papa. Fortunately, since Frankenstein has a good sense in its own way, Moriarty regains his true character whenever she hits him hard at a time where he behaved recklessly.
- Henry Jekyll
- While alive, Moriarty awakened Mr. Hyde, who is called evil, by setting a trap. He does not even consider that fragment evil. Since he considers it as something like, “Because, for him to exist individually, that itself is his achievement”. Because it looks like he will be killed if he puts that into words, he has been refraining from doing so. Although Moriarty utters, “I want to get along with him”, this is relatively what he really thinks. Because after all is said and done, the works he sent out at a whim will be playing an active role for the sake of the world.
- Hessian Lobo
- On the occasion of the Shinjuku Phantom Incident, Baal, who had acted as Archer of Shinjuku, conducted a remodelling of Phantoms as he desired. For that reason, concerning that relatively, a terribly incalculable chimera had been completely finished, Moriarty secretly puts a distance between himself and Avenger of Shinjuku as a matter of fact.“Dangerous, very scary!”
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Subspecies Singularity I: Shinjuku[edit | edit source]
Moriarty is fused with the Phantom, the Freeshooter, by Baal, manifesting him as an Archer instead of his standard Caster. Seeking to thwart Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty formed an alliance with Baal, later known as the Phantom Demon Alliance. They plan to transform an asteroid into a magic bullet with the Freeshooter’s powers, becoming possible only with its enhancement through the fusion with Moriarty. However, since crashing an asteroid into the planet wouldn’t be enough to destroy the planet, they decide to construct a tower to act as a barrel to shoot the asteroid into the planet’s core to destroy it. But in order to guarantee the asteroid is loaded into the barrel, Baal and Moriarty will turn it into the Freeshooter’s seventh shot, said to kill an existence important to the shooter. To achieve this part of the plan, Moriarty devised to turn Ritsuka into said important existence, which Baal begrudgingly agreed with. Recalling Sherlock never goes full force unless against him, Moriarty erases his own memories, and creates a good personality for himself to trick his enemies. Baal does the same with his memories, and takes Moriarty’s form, believing himself to be him. The two would go their separate ways, believing themselves to enemies while instinctively following their plan.
Moriarty catches Ritsuka as they’re falling from the sky upon rayshifting into the Singularity. Landing on a nearby rooftop, he explains they’re in Shinjuku, a city of villainy. He shows the city is surrounded by a wall; the Chaldea staff reveal the outside is the same as the Singularities during the Incineration of Humanity. He then explains Barrel Tower is currently inaccessible, warning someone coming from the rooftops would be picked off by enemy Servants. Ritsuka asks him who he is, but Moriarty refuses to give his True Name. Instead, he introduces himself as Archer of Shinjuku.
Down on the streets, Moriarty warns Ritsuka to take a few steps back from their current position. Ritsuka does so, causing a net fired by thugs to miss. Moriarty explains they’re spellcasters and promptly defeats them. Afterwards, he agrees to disclose everything he knows about Moriarty in exchange for Ritsuka’s trust. However, neither of them can trust the other yet, but they agree they cannot allow evil to run rampant in Shinjuku. Moriarty therefore decides to do his utmost to Ritsuka’s trust, while Ritsuka demonstrates their capabilities. Moriarty saves Ritsuka from a fake baby bomb, warning Shinjuku is filled with such traps. He and Ritsuka the hide from the approaching Coloraturas, watching as the dolls kill and injure a couple thugs. Moriarty says they don’t leave corpses, suspecting they’re used for materials. He and Ritsuka try to quietly sneak around them, only for Moriarty to accidentally alert them. After destroying the alerted Coloraturas, Moriarty has Mash give them a optimal escape route when they’re confronted by the Phantom of the Opera and Christine Daaé. Moriarty stalls for time until Mash finds an escape route. He destroys a nearby gas station to distract the singers, allowing him and Ritsuka to escape.
The pair escape to a highway, only for it turn out to be Hessian Lobo’s territory. Moriarty carries Ritsuka as he flees from it until Ritsuka decides to fight. He reveals Hessian Lobo is a Phantom, a fictitious existence not strong enough to become a Heroic Spirit, thus unable to be normally summoned as a Servant. He and Ritsuka fight Hessian Lobo when it eventually catches up. Moriarty proves too weak though, so he tells Ritsuka to escape to Shinjuku Station, where they’ll rendezvous. He then continues fighting Hessian Lobo, as Artoria Alter helps Ritsuka escape on her motorcycle.
He eventually escapes to Shinjuku Station, where he is beset by Hornet soldiers. He asks for Ritsuka and Artoria Alter’s assistance when the two arrive. After killing the hornets, Artoria threatens Moriarty under the belief he is the same one she fought before. She demands to know his True Name and Noble Phantasm. She then asks Moriarty why he risked his life to save Ritsuka, even though they’re not contracted. Ritsuka believes it is because he is a hero. Artoria Alter realizes Moriarty isn’t the same one she fought before, but demands to know who is. Moriarty reveals his True Name was stolen, along with most of his power. He agrees with Da Vinci that he was split into good and evil, suspecting that he’s the good half. He then deduces Artoria Alter’s True Name to her shock merely from her swordsmanship and demeanor. Mash wonders if he was a detective, but Moriarty rejects it as the profession he finds the most loathsome in the world. The group then returns to Artoria Alter’s hideout.
At the hideout, Moriarty meets Artoria Alter’s dog, Cavall II. Surprised there are friendly dogs left in Shinjuku, he tries to befriend him, only for Cavall II to reject his efforts. The next morning, the group are alerted by a sudden phone call. Answering the phone, Ritsuka learns from Edmond that soldiers led by EMIYA Alter are heading for Jeanne Alter’s hideout at Shinjuku Gyoen. Moriarty is hesitant to help her, recalling how she attacked him when he snuck into her territory. Regardless, the group leave to save Jeanne Alter.
They soon arrive at her location after she barely escaped from EMIYA Alter. Moriarty asks for her forgiveness for sneaking into her territory when she recognizes him. She tries to incinerate him under the assumption he was the one who grievously wounded her. Moriarty tries to explain that wasn’t he who attacked her. It was his evil counterpart, while he’s the good. Ritsuka assures Jeanne Alter that she can trust Moriarty. She joins the group despite her mistrust. The group are then attacked by thugs and their so-called “‘’Super Chimera’’”. They kill the thugs when Hessian Lobo appears and kills the Super Chimera in a single bite. Jeanne Alter unleashes her Noble Phantasm on Moriarty’s signal, but the flames prevent the group from escaping. They’re forced to fight Hessian Lobo, who can’t escape either, as Moriarty predicted. However, the group is unable to kill him and he escapes. Moriarty finds he underestimated Hessian Lobo’s tenacity, realizing the wolf is controlling the knight. He should’ve realized it sooner, as Dullahans are harmless urban legends meant to scare. The wolf however eats people out of hatred, the sort originating from trauma. Ritsuka realizes the wolf is Lobo. Moriarty explain Lobo’s hatred for humans stems from them killing his mate, Blanca. While disappointed they couldn’t kill Hessian Lobo, Moriarty suspects he won’t be returning soon with his wounds. However, with him immobilized the group can focus on eliminating the Alliance. The Alters realize Moriarty intends to target the Phantom and Christine next. The group then return to the hideout.
After another call from Edmond, the group learn the other Moriarty is the leader of the Alliance. This further exacerbates Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter’s distrust towards their own Moriarty. In response, Moriarty says they should defeat Phantom so he can gain their trust. He warns though they would be killed if they were to attack Phantom directly, which the Alters agree with. They would be severely outnumbered by the 200 Coloraturas stationed in Kabukicho if they were to attack it directly. Moriarty and the Alters recall destroying a few Coloraturas before, but they replenish their numbers with 36 hours. He explains the Coloraturas assigned to patrol Kabukicho also regularly abduct people. Artoria Alter recognizes Excalibur Morgan is worthless in destroying Kabukicho when Moriarty reveals Shinjuku’s magical energy comparable to the Age of Gods would reduce it significantly. Moriarty then asks the others to bring him a Coloratura, which he’ll use to observe Kabukicho. In the meantime, he’ll shop for the materials needed to modify it. He and the others soon return from their respective errands. He then shows the Coloratura are made from humans and explains the Phantom is responsible. They can’t be returned to normal, as first the process shatters their minds. Moriarty then explains his intention to plant a bomb inside the Coloratura. Said Coloratura will be placed back with the others when they return to Kabukicho at their regular intervals, and then its bomb will triggered. The explosion will cause confusion among the Coloraturas, which the group will use as an opportunity to kill Phantom and Christine. Moriarty asks Ritsuka if they can detonate the bomb to show their willingness to achieve their goals. After he finishes rigging the Coloratura, he gives the detonator to Ritsuka. He’ll tell them when to press it. He assures them they won’t be killing any people, but suspects they find no solace in that. The group then leaves for Kabukicho.
At the Kabukicho, Moriarty plants the modified Coloratura. Afterwards, he has the Alters take their positions. Ten minutes pass, and the bomb is triggered, but Ritsuka didn’t press the trigger. Moriarty confesses he did, saying seeing Ritsuka’s resolve was enough proof for him. Though he’s forgotten his past, he knows without a doubt that he is an evil person. He tells Ritsuka that if they’re prepared to fight evil with evil; it didn’t matter whether they pressed the trigger or not. What’s matter is that they had resolve to do what must be to achieve their goal. Ritsuka and Moriarty then proceed into Kabukicho. They encounter the Phantom and Christine. Moriarty questions which one is the Berserker and deduces Christine isn’t the real one. The Phantom reveals Christine is a Phantom placed into a Coloratura by him. This confirms to Moriarty that the Phantom is the Berserker, as he chose to plunge both himself and Christine into mutual destruction instead of taking responsibility, taking hundreds with them along the way. Ritsuka and Moriarty then proceed to defeat the mad singers. After Christine disappears, EMIYA Alter kills Phantom before he can reveal any information about Moriarty. He doesn’t give his exact reasons, finding it weird for Moriarty to ask. Moriarty agrees with him that’s why he’s only half of the real Moriarty. He then asks him if he knows his True Name. EMIYA Alter refuses to say anything and prepares to kill Ritsuka and Moriarty. They get ready to fight when Hassan of the Cursed Arm arrives and convinces EMIYA Alter to retreat. After the Alters rendezvous with the others, the group escape Kabukicho.
Back at the hideout, Moriarty shares celebratory drinks with Ritsuka and Cursed Arm. During this time, he plants a letter from Ritsuka. He then lets Cursed Arm kidnap Ritsuka, deducing that he’s a member of the Alliance. In the letter he assures Ritsuka their life isn’t in danger and help will come, and when it does, everything will be explained. He therefore sets up Sherlock (disguised as Edmond) to rescue Ritsuka.
When Ritsuka returns with Sherlock, Moriarty apologizes to Ritsuka for putting them in danger. He confirms Sherlock’s suspicions that he has deduced his True Name. Ritsuka then confirms Sherlock already told them his True Name. Moriarty then reintroduces himself with his True Name, revealing he’s fused with a Phantom. Sherlock then explains how the Alliance’s goal of destroying the planet is possible without utilizing outside forces by doing what Thomas Edison and the Lion King attempted. It is then revealed the Singularity is in a culled timeline. This means the Counter Force’s protection is no longer activate, so the planet’s destruction becomes possible. Moriarty tells Ritsuka that nothing will truly be lost if they return to Chaldea, but Ritsuka refuses to abandon Shinjuku. Sherlock then reveals the method by which the evil Moriarty will use to destroy the planet. Evil Moriarty plans to use the power of his Phantom to load a meteorite into Barrel Tower. He will then fire it into the planet’s core as a magic bullet to destroy the planet. The group then decide to kill Yan Qing first, so Moriarty formulates them a plan. Overlooking the information Sherlock gave him about Yan Qing, Moriarty orders the others to get some clothes.
Once Ritsuka and the Alters are dressed up, Moriarty gives them radios so he and Sherlock can oversee the situation at Yan Qing’s party without worrying about their magical energy being detected. He explains to Ritsuka the reason they have to cross-dress is due to Yan Qing knowing what they look like. When Jeanne Alter threatens to burn the place down, Moriarty asks Ritsuka to hurry and find Yan Qing before she does. He asks them to calm Artoria Alter when she finds Yan Qing is disguised as her. He joins Ritsuka and the Alters when Yan Qing orders his Hornets to kill the group after he’s been found out. The group defeating the Hornets followed by Romeo and Juliet. More Hornets arrive, with Yan Qing being among. Ritsuka removes their disguise to shock him into revealing himself as part of Moriarty’s plan. Yan Qing introduces himself and fights the group. Sensing that he’s going to lose, Yan Qing activates a bomb under the building to collapse it, prompting the group to escape.
A thug, a Hornet, and a civilian emerge from the rubble. Moriarty and Sherlock both deduce the civilian is actually Yan Qing. Fatally shot by Moriarty, Yan Qing reveals he was fused with Doppleganger before disappearing. The group prepare to return to the hideout when they’re found by the newly recovered Hessian Lobo. They see he’s been fused with the Invisible Man. After Hessian Lobo unveils himself, Sherlock deduces the headless man riding Lobo is the Hessian from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Hessian Lobo then becomes Avenger and instantly targets Ritsuka because they’re human. The group is unable to defeat him, so Jeanne Alter holds him back off while the others escape.
At the hideout, the group formulate a plan to defeat Hessian Lobo. They recognize they’ll need trap him, and recall Lobo died after falling for a trap using his dead mate, Blanca. They can construct a leg trap, but they lack a white wolf like Blanca to lure Lobo. However, they realize they can use Artoria Alter’s Cavall II instead.
Later, the group set traps while Ritsuka and Artoria Alter wait for Hessian Lobo on her motorcycle. When he arrives, they lead him to a couple of traps. 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 it can break free. However, before Artoria Alter can finish him 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. Artoria Alter tries to give chase, but Sherlock stops her as he knows Lobo will die soon. Hessian disappears, and Lobo disappears later while wandering Shinjuku.
Back at the hideout, Moriarty states EMIYA Alter is standing guard in front of Barrel Tower with more than 200 Hornets. Sherlock deduces Evil Moriarty plans to use Bennu, an asteroid measuring 500m that was observed in the current year, as his magic bullet. He then reveals Phantoms can have their abilities greatly enhanced when fused with Heroic Spirits. Da Vinci thus realizes the celestial objects can be used as a magic bullet. Moriarty explains fusion between Heroic Spirits and Phantoms is only possible in Shinjuku, as the concept of Heroic Spirits fusing together is inherently impossible. Returning to the topic of EMIYA Alter and his Hornets, Moriarty sends Da Vinci pictures of them. She relays information on their formation and weapons, the same used against large Demonic Beasts. Artoria Alter realizes she’s their target, so they can’t charge in on her motorcycle. Mash then recalls how she and Ritsuka being launched by Arash during Camelot.
Later, on a rooftop near the Tower, Moriarty constructs a makeshift launcher according to Da Vinci’s plans. He then launches Ritsuka and Artoria Alter into the ranks of EMIYA Alter and his Hornets. While EMIYA Alter and his Hornets are fighting Ritsuka, Artoria Alter, and the Coloraturas Sherlock sent out, Moriarty throws down a smokescreen. Artoria Alter uses this to quickly switch a Hornet with him disguised as one. EMIYA Alter sees through his disguise immediately, but he allows him to enter the Tower anyway.
Inside the tower, the group ascend it when they encounter Macbeth. After defeating him, they continue to ascend. Reaching the top floor, they’re greeted by the evil Moriarty who's been expecting them. He announces Bennu is already being drawn to the tower by the Freeshooter’s power before fighting the group. They defeat him, but Baal manifests in his place. Having regained his memory, he reveals he waited for 3000 years to kill Ritsuka. He found it unforgivable that a mere human overthrew Goetia‘s plan. Sherlock reveals Charles Babbage, as a subordinate to the Demon Gods, deduced they had a contingency in case the Goetia’s plan failed. Baal eventually found a way to fuse Phantoms and Heroic Spirits after waiting 3000 years. Moriarty then pierces Sherlock, revealing he and Baal were partners. He then absorbs Sherlock into himself to gain his power. He explains the fusion of Phantoms and Heroic Spirit is possible because Shinjuku is in a culled timeline. He also explains his reasons for partnering with Baal, and how they erased their memories and original personalities to create new personalities. EMIYA Alter then appears and shoots Baal, revealing he was contracted to kill him. He joined the Alliance since it gave a greater probability of achieving his goal, knowing there would be no repercussion for destruction in a culled timeline. He then fights Baal, while Ritsuka and Artoria Alter fight Moriarty. After being defeated, Baal thanks Moriarty for remaining with him until the end, declaring their alliance is now dissolved. Moriarty agrees and bids him farewell. Baal declares Ritsuka will absolutely die before disappearing.
Bennu suddenly appears in the sky above Shinjuku, having become a magic bullet. Moriarty reveals the six shots of Der Freischutz aren’t enough to turn the asteroid into a magic bullet. Mash then realizes Ritsuka became an important existence when Moriarty protected them. So adhering to the rules of the seventh shot, Bennu will head for Ritsuka. Moriarty confirms Artoria Alter’s suspicious that getting Ritsuka into the tower was part of his plan. Revealing he became good to make Ritsuka vulnerable, he announces Bennu will be loaded into the tower in five minutes. Artoria Alter takes EMIYA Alter with her to intercept Bennu. Da Vinci tries to forcibly rayshift Ritsuka, but the Singularity’s causality was strengthened by Bennu, preventing the rayshift. Moriarty then dodges an attack from the real Edmond followed by one from Jeanne Alter. She survived her fight against Hessian Lobo by escaping into the sewers following Sherlock’s advice. Hans Christian Andersen and Shakespeare, whose rescue was why Edmond was summoned, then arrive to help. The writers deduce Moriarty absorbed Sherlock to remain undefeated. They then combine Märchen Meines Lebens and First Folio to summon the Great Detectives, a cavalcade of Phantom detectives. While they cannot help physically, the detectives lend their strength to Ritsuka. Moriarty then uses the Grail to give himself magical energy equal to a Demon God. With three minutes before Bennu arrives, the group commence their final battle against Moriarty.
Struggling against the group, Moriarty uses the Grail on himself once again. However, the detectives use this opportunity to grant Ritsuka their Noble Phantasm, Critical Word. Ritsuka uses it to unveil Moriarty as the culprit which results in his strength being sapped. He realizes he lost because he was held back by his memories with Ritsuka, knowing he couldn’t erase them for the sake of his plan. He thought he could discard Ritsuka once his memories returned, but he couldn’t. He then finds himself perplexed, having experience being on the side of justice for once. After EMIYA Alter and Artoria Alter destroy Bennu. he apologizes to Baal that both of their dreams couldn’t be fulfilled, yet ironically they feel fulfilled now. He then apologizes to Ritsuka as he starts to disappear. He declares to the detectives that he’ll devise a crime so perfect they’ll never be able to pin it on him. He is confused when the last detective wished him happiness in before he disappeared, wondering if it was sarcasm. Mash realizes the detective meant Moriarty may be summoned as a Servant. Moriarty contemplates if it’s possible, but Shakespeare says he’s already been recorded as a proper Servant. Moriarty therefore agrees to be summoned as Ritsuka’s Servant. He bids them farewell and disappears.
Summer Event: Dead Heat Summer Race[edit | edit source]
Summer Event: Death Jail Summer Escape[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Normally, James Moriarty would be summoned as a Caster-class Servant, however his fusion with the Phantom Der Freischütz has resulted in his manifestation as an Archer. He is shown carrying a cane-sword, bearing a chameleon theme and a revolver cylinder, trigger, and barrel, revealing that it is also a gun when he attacks, referencing the air-gun cane he had in the stories.
Moriarty possesses a formidable intellect, capable of devising and carrying out complex evil schemes. While he has enhanced physical abilities as a Servant, he still experiences the effects of his age.
Moriarty is capable of performing modifications to Saint Graphs, having modified Frankenstein and Charles Babbage during the events surrounding the Ishtar Cup. Working together with Baal in the Shinjuku Singularity, the two were able to devise and implement a method of fusing Phantoms to Servants to grant them additional capabilities or fusing Phantoms together to form a new Servants.
Super-Excessively Armed Multipurpose Coffin – Reichenbach[edit | edit source]
His primary weapon is his variable combat coffin, displaying usage of a chainsaw, machine gun, and rocket launcher, as well as simply swinging and hitting people with it via a chain attached to it.
Moriarty boasts that “Because he died at that place, it is fitting to drag this coffin along.” Unexpectedly, it is a formidable weapon equipped with multiple heavy weapons such as a missile launcher and a light machine gun. Its ammunition is infinite as well, but the drawbacks are that it is massive and it has an effect on his back.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Freeshooter (EX) (魔弾の射手, Madan no Shashu?)
The ability to fire bullets to shoot down targets and even overcome any kind of obstacle. It is actually a Skill not from Moriarty, but from Der Freischütz.
End of the Spider Thread (A+) (蜘蛛糸の果て, Kumo-ito no Hate?)
The faculty to scheme evil. Disrupting order, contaminating goodness, and not causing fate and punishment to face towards oneself. Like a web made by a spider, the evil schemes capture the opponents and causes them to fall.
Charisma of Wicked Wisdom (A) (邪智のカリスマ, Jachi no Karisuma?)
A tremendous Charisma owned not by one who manages a state, but only by one who is at the top of an evil organization. With Moriarty’s evil Charisma at the Rank of A, it is even feasible for him to control not just the United Kingdom, but the whole world from the shadows.
Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Development[edit | edit source]
I was certainly not expecting that it would result in this many characters so far, like this suspicious old man who is being given all sorts of nicknames such as Shincha, Shinjuku Ojisan and Around 50. The image that was being depicted at the time was cold-hearted and unjust, and he was designed with a calculating and intellectual image, but I am taking my hat off to Mr. Writer who broke through that stereotype and obliged to write him as who he is now fascinatingly! Truly amazing! Design-wise, the Ulysses butterflies are a metaphor for a frail victim and the shedding of a disguise during metamorphosis, the chameleon is a metaphor for camouflage, and the spiderweb in the background is a metaphor for a mastermind manipulating crimes from the center; a metaphorical old man. In addition, he is also an old man whose True Name being hidden was not functioning very well for him. I can say it at last, but I came up with and depicted the orientation and pose in the drawings of Moriarty’s standing pose so that it turns out the opposite to Holmes’. -Raita Honjou
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order - James Moriarty profile, Translations by Master of Chaos
- Fate/Grand Order material V - James Moriarty transtaled by Kinalvin
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm - Chapter 12
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 1: Singularity Landing Point
- 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 3: Monster that Tramples Around The National Highway
- 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 5: Black Holy Virgin Fire Boy
- 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 7: Dismantling Coloratura
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 8: Empress Christine
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 9: Free-Transforming Vagabond
- ‘’Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant’’ - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 10: Prison Great Escape
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 11: Great Detective Penetrate
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 12: Palatial Dance
- 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 14: Nostalgia Homesick
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 15: Shinjuku Fly High
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 16: Battle at The Gun Barrel Tower
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 17: Truth's Cruelty
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm, Chapter 18: Great Detective's Great Deduction
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- Fate/Grand Order - James Moriarty, Animations
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm
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