Jeanne d'Arc Alter (ジャンヌ・ダルク・オルタ?), Class Name Avenger (アヴェンジャー, Avenjā?), is an Avenger-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. She is also a boss-only character under the Ruler-class during the events of the Orleans Singularity.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
« If God is certain to exist, then surely divine retribution shall find me. »
Also known as Jeanne Alter (ジャンヌ・オルタ, Jan'nu Oruta?), she is the Alter version of Jeanne d'Arc. Although designated an Alter, it does not mean that she is a different aspect of Jeanne d'Arc. A Jeanne of vengeance that Gilles de Rais, the French Army's marshal who grieved for Jeanne d'Arc's death, fabricated by means of the Holy Grail shortly after the execution of Jeanne in 1431. As a Heroic Spirit that is an exact opposite of the proper Jeanne, she is manifesting in the Avenger Class.
Since the proper Jeanne is not a hero, but a saint, the possibility of "summoning a different aspect of her" is nil. Because this black Jeanne has Gilles de Rais' anger... the prejudices and wishes for her to be like that... mixed in with her fundamental parts, a "side" that should never happen ended up being brought to the surface. As such, one can think that this Jeanne d'Arc is mostly made up by Gilles de Rais' prejudices; an existence encapsulating much of the corrupted Gilles' biases and feelings. The Dragon Witch that resurrected for the sake of getting vengeance against France. A holy woman who talks about justice as if she owned the place and, without having any doubts about that, is spurred on by the wrath against the people; that is the form which Gilles de Rais wished her to be like.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Jeanne Alter has the same appearance as the original version of her, except with pale complexion, yellow eyes, cut short white-blond hair, and a darker color scheme for her armor, flag, and cape. From stage 3 onward, Jeanne Alter's armor becomes more revealing, and her shoes now become high heels. Notably, she now has long flowing hair that reaches her ankles.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A black Jeanne d’Arc dyed in a desire for vengeance. Her personality is extremely cruel and stern, and probably a few people would notice the vestiges of her sainthood in there. She has no kindness towards others, and she will become an object of revenge towards all of mankind. She always harbors distrust towards her comrades and her surroundings. She believes in God and yet, there is no faith in that belief. She likes to deny God in front of a believer, thinking that there is no better entertainment than that. She dislikes the act of "having faith", for it is evil as far as she is concerned. She will wage war with her companions against God, and she will simply take pleasure in the slaughter for her "cause". The being within her has a liking for complete and utter devastation, and that would even include the destruction of mankind—the purpose of her life is to keep on killing whatever comes her way, until she uses up all her strength.
With several circumstances accumulating, despite being a fictional existence, it became possible for Jeanne Alter to answer the summons as a black holy woman. The particulars of her summoning may be extremely unclear, but she will not rebel immediately after her summoning. However, seeing that it is a human Master, she will constantly harbor distrust. Also, when she becomes highly tense, she will start to fanatically laugh.
Jeanne Alter is fundamentally bitter towards the Master, but maybe due to how the holy woman Jeanne, who became her basis, was quite the softhearted one, one can perceive respect and affection for her Master at her core. She has no girlish hobbies, but it seems that there were some maiden-like wishes. "To think that, in the depths of her consciousness, she wants to perform a strained avenge business while being surrounded by handsome men of her own liking!" - such is the comment from a Servant of the same Avenger Class.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
First Singularity: Orleans[edit | edit source]
Jeanne Alter is created by Gilles de Rais through the power of the Holy Grail, as a version of Jeanne d’Arc twisted by his hatred for France and God. After her creation, she summons Chevalier d’Eon, Vlad III, Atalanta, Saint Martha, and Carmilla while adding Mad Enhancement to turn them into Berserk-Servants. She orders them to destroy France, declaring their campaign will prove God’s love and existence if they’re punished. Gilles then brings Pierre Cauchon before her. Jeanne Alter furiously reminds him of the ridicule she endured from him during life. She mockingly tells him to tell everyone that the “wicked Jeanne d’Arc“ is here and to roar like a brave lion. She accuses of him being a heretic for begging a witch like her to spare his life. After burning Pierre to nothing, Jeanne Alter repeats her orders to destroy France, starting with Orleans. She declares humanity has no value for failing to prove its love to God. Gilles says they need a symbol to rally under, so Jeanne Alter chooses a dragon, citing her connection to them.
Her forces then conquer Orleans, killing Charles VII in the process. During the course of her campaign, Jeanne Alter and her forces destroy many towns and kill many people. One of the most prominent is Lyon, where Jeanne Alter defeated and cursed its protector, Siegfried.
Jeanne Alter and her Servants encounter Ritsuka’s party when they arrive in the recently destroyed La Charite. She responds to Jeanne’s question about why she destroyed the town by saying she is destroying France. She asks Jeanne why she wanted to save France and its people, despite knowing they’d ridicule and betray her. As Jeanne hesitates to answer, Jeanne Alter declares she will no longer be fooled or betrayed any longer. She takes her inability to hear God’s voice to mean that France is no longer blessed by Him. Thus, in accordance with His grief, Jeanne Alter will destroy France to save it. She tells Jeanne that she couldn’t understand, accusing of her being a holy virgin who pretends not to see hatred and joy and is incapable of human growth. Mocking Jeanne’s doubts about them being the same person, Jeanne Alter calls her the leftover residue she threw away. She then orders Vlad and Carmilla to kill her. Marie Antoinette soon intervenes and helps the group escape by having Mozart repel Vlad and Carmilla with Requiem for Death. Jeanne Alter orders Martha to follow and observe them. Agreeing with Vlad’s concerns, she returns to Orleans, ordering him, Carmillia, and D’Eon to continue destroying France.
Jeanne Alter summons Charles-Henri Sanson and Lancelot when she returns to Orleans. Learning of Martha’s demise, she wonders if she committed suicide, annoyed she kept her sanity despite her Mad Enhancement. She finds it more likely she fought with all her might, so they can’t let their guard down. She orders Gilles to contact Carmilla as she prepares to leave with her new Servants. Gilles tells her she is the real Jeanne when she asks who is. He reminds her of the betrayal and ridicule she suffered in life, and Jeanne Alter declares declares everything was a mistake that must be corrected. She agrees with Gilles that her vengeance is righteous, saying his words give her strength. She then orders Sanson and Lancelot to mount their wyverns and depart with her.
Jeanne Alter confronts Ritsuka’s party at the ruins of Lyon after they rescue Siegfried. She then orders her personal dragon, Fafnir, to incinerate them, but Jeanne and Mash block it with Luminosité Eternelle and Lord Chaldeas. Jeanne Alter is forced to retreat when Fafnir is struck by Balmung. Afterwards, she orders Sanson and Lancelot to kill the group, saying Carmilla will join later.
Jeanne Alter and Sanson later attack the town protected by Georgios while it’s still being evacuated. She is amused that Marie defeated Sanson. Annoyed that Jeanne already escaped with Georgios, she finds it ridiculous that gaining one Servant gave Jeanne hope. She asks Marie why she is trying to save the citizens, even though she was beheaded by her own citizens. Marie answers her death was inevitable because she was no longer needed by the people. She then asks Jeanne Alter who she is, but Jeanne Alter also tells her to shut up. Marie then activates Crystal Palace and fights Jeanne Alter, ultimately losing.
Returning to Orleans, Jeanne Alter confirms Marie has perished. Gilles reports that Sanson’s mind perished with Marie, saying he is only fit to be a foot soldier now. Jeanne Alter orders him to find Ritsuka’s party when D’Eon reports they’re heading for Orleans. Jeanne Alter orders them to prepare for battle and Gilles to gather the dragons and Servants. She declares the world will be destroyed if they win, and even if they lose, the world is already long gone. Because Chaldea and Jeanne still have faith in the world, Jeanne Alter declares she’ll destroy them, not wanting them to restore the world in accordance to her and Gilles’ wish.
She and her forces confront the group as they march towards Orleans. She tells Jeanne that they are the same, but Jeanne firmly rejects that notion. Displaying the horde of dragons with her, Jeanne Alter declares they’ll devour everything in France. Afterwards, the dragons will fight and devour each other in an endless war. General Gilles de Rais then arrives with his army and bombards the dragons with artillery. After her Servants and Fafnir are killed, Jeanne Alter is convinced by Gilles to return to the castle.
Inside the castle, Jeanne Alter orders Gilles to defend her while summons a new Servant. She agrees with his suggestion to summon King Arthur, though she doubts an English knight will answer her summons. She is surprised that Ritsuka’s party arrived faster in the throne room than expected, so she couldn’t modify the summoning. Jeanne asks her if she remembers her family, but Jeanne Alter cannot remember. Finding it doesn’t matter either way, she summons Shadow Servants to kill the group. After they’re destroyed, she fights the group personally. She is defeated, but she refuses to believe she lost because she holds the Grail. As she begins to perish, Jeanne Alter tells Gilles that she still hasn’t destroyed France. Gilles comforts her by saying he’ll destroy France in her stead. Jeanne Alter then disappears, revealing the Grail was her core.
Miss Almost Weekly Santa Alter[edit | edit source]
Studying how to read and write, Jeanne Alter writes a letter to Santa, playing board games with tormented spirits of Pierre Cauchon while she waits. To her displeasure however, Santa Alter arrives answering her letter. She responds to Ritsuka complimenting the Christmas decoration, saying they weren’t her doing but the spirits. She then threatens to crucify and burn Ritsuka for defeating her before, but Santa Alter defends them. Jeanne Alter reveals she learned to read and write when Santa Alter asks her about the letter. She calls her writing ugly though, despite Santa Alter’s appreciation of its readability. She then asks Santa Alter why she’s calling herself Santa, telling her to bring out the real Santa. Santa Alter answers she’s a real Santa despite not being a Saint. Jeanne Alter calls that to be some sort of elaborate prank. She suspects Santa Alter thought she was spending Christmas alone, revealing she played board games with the spirits. Santa Alter notices her cheating at a board game, and tells her she won’t make friends nor become a Servant if she doesn’t repent. Jeanne Alter says she doesn’t want to be a Servant and that she’s fine being alone. She wants to atone for her sins on her own, not wanting anyone’s help, least of all Ritsuka’s. She then fights Santa Alter with the aid of the spirits. Santa Alter defeats her, but Jeanne Alter refuses to admit defeat. She is then given her present, prompting her decision to return to purgatory so she can train to become a Servant. Before leaving though, she has the spirits come help her with her trails in purgatory.
Da Vinci and The Seven Counterfeit Heroic Spirits[edit | edit source]
Because her concept now exists, Jeanne Alter wasn’t truly destroyed in the Orleans Singularity. Her chances of being summoned again were infinitesimal though since those responsible for her creation, Gilles de Rais and the Holy Grail, were slain and captured. However, she was able to summon herself by inverting Jeanne d’Arc‘s wish not to have an altered version of herself. It is a rule breaking technique made only possible thanks to Jeanne’s popularity as a Heroic Spirit. Dissatisfied at being a counterfeit, Jeanne Alter sought to surpass her original self. Using the Louvre as a base and wanting revenge for Orleans, she creates counterfeit versions of Alexander, Hector, Siegfried, Arash, Arjuna, Gilles de Rais, Brynhild to surpass their originals. She also gave each of them a specific backstories centered around her out of an inherent desire to be the protagonist.
Eventually Ritsuka’s party locate Jeanne Alter to stop her counterfeiting. They see her being uncomfortably embraced by the counterfeit Brynhild. Jeanne Alter commends them for locating her, surmising they followed the traces left by the counterfeits. She kicks Brynhild away, only for her to crawl back. She explains Brynhild’s behavior inadvertently resulted from her wish for one of her seven followers to be a woman. Asking the group to ignore Brynhild, she reveals the circumstances of her return. She accepts herself as a counterfeit of the original Jeanne, but still wants to surpass as Leonardo da Vinci rightfully speculated it. Even though she is a counterfeit, Jeanne Alter says there are no rules saying she can’t make a name for herself in the world. She continues further that people imagine Jeanne’s death would warrant her vengeance, declaring herself to be an aspect of Jeanne. Therefore, since she was born from hatred and murderous intent, Jeanne Alter is an Anti-Hero and an Avenger class Servant. She then orders Brynhild to attack the group. She denies EMIYA’s deduction that most of her counterfeit Servants were men out of an unconscious desire to be the protagonist by pointing out Brynhild. Mash suspects she wanted a female friend, but Jeanne Alter denies it. She claims the counterfeit Servants were merely expendable pawns, then fights the group with Brynhild.
After Brynhild is defeated, Jeanne Alter blames herself for being unable to summon Brynhild in proper form. She assumes Brynhild will blame her before she disappears, like she thought the others did. However, Brynhild says she and the other counterfeits enjoyed their time with her before disappearing. Jeanne Alter claims the counterfeits were created for her amusement, but Da Vinci chides her for not realizing her true feelings. She explains the counterfeits already surpassed their originals and were sincerely enjoying themselves despite being fake. The counterfeits had genuine care and concern for Jeanne Alter. This confuses Jeanne Alter as she cannot understand why anyone would care for a vengeful girl like her. Da Vinci tells her to embrace her desire for vengeance and her role as Anti-Hero to become a complete Servant. Ritsuka accepts her, but Jeanne Alter hesitates at the notion of being summoned by them. After a long bout of consideration, she accepts her inferiority complex to Jeanne and her desire to be wanted. She accepts her hatred will never cease and she will always be an Avenger no matter how many lives she saves. Yet despite all that, she says she will respond to Ritsuka’s summons. However, she fights the group out of revenge for them defeating her counterfeits.
Amused by the fight, Jeanne Alter reveals her future self will form a bond with Ritsuka while her current self will disappear. She assumes her future self won’t have memories of being a counterfeit Heroic Spirit, so the current her wanted to create at least one memory. She tells Ritsuka to take responsibility for her future self, and bids them farewell before disappearing.
Final Singularity: Solomon[edit | edit source]
Subspecies Singularity I: Shinjuku[edit | edit source]
Jeanne Alter establishes her own territory in Shinjuku following her summoning after forming a truce with Artoria Alter to leave each other alone. At some point, she grievously wounded by Baal in the guise of James Moriarty, forcing her to retreat in the sewers. She later tries to incinerate the real Moriarty when he snuck into her territory.
Later, she is attacked by EMIYA Alter under orders from Baal, annoyed that he twisted a sword into a modern gun. She tries to destroy him with La Grondement Du Haine, but he blocked it with a shield and escaped. Having overexerted herself with that attack, she collapses and waits to disappear. She wonders if someone will rob her and dump her into the river, or defile her. However, she is saved by the arrival of Ritsuka’s party. After swapping insults with Artoria Alter, Jeanne Alter asks her why she came since they had truce to leave each other alone. Artoria Alter answers that is no longer the case, boasting she has a Master now to Jeanne Alter’s disbelief. Jeanne Alter assumes her Master is utterly incompetent until Ritsuka introduce themselves as said Master. She asks Ritsuka to let her join them, claiming she is a better Servant than either Artoria Alter or Moriarty. She fails to detail how she’s better than them when enemies attracted by her Noble Phantasm’s scent arrive. After the battle, Jeanne Alter is disappointed to learn Mash isn’t fighting as a Servant due to certain circumstances. She recalls Mash refusing to let go of her shield while holding back tears from fear, calling her a better human than herself since she actually feels fear. Artoria Alter accuses her of trying to poach Mash, explaining she is one of her knights since Galahad is possessing her. Jeanne Alter counters though that Mash isn’t Galahad. She then tries to incinerate Moriarty, assuming he was one who wounded her so grievously. She stops though since Ritsuka trusts Moriarty that was another him. But like the others, she cannot trust him. Still, she allows him to accompany them since Da Vinci said Moriarty saved Ritsuka. She gets annoyed that Artoria Alter isn’t allowing her to accompany them, saying she has the same right as Moriarty. Then, Noticing Artoria Alter’s clothes, Jeanne Alter searches the ruins of a nearby boutique under the pretense of that it’s suspicious. She returns and surrounds the others and Hessian Lobo with her Noble Phantasm’s flames on Moriarty’s signal to prevent Hessian Lobo’s escape. However, the group is unable to kill him and he escapes. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter realize Moriarty intends to target Phantom of the Opera and Christine Daaé next. They then get ready to fight each other until Moriarty convinces to delay it until Phantom and Christine are dead.
After the group return to Artoria Alter’s hideout, Jeanne Alter expresses her disgust with it and Cavall II. She waits for Ritsuka’s opinion on her new outfit, though she’s disappointed by the response. After a phone call from Edmond Dantès, the group learns the other Moriarty is the leader of their enemy, the Phantom Demon 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 Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter agree with. The 200 Coloraturas stationed in Kabukicho would severely outnumber them if they were to attack it directly. Moriarty and the Alters recall destroying a few Coloraturas before, but Moriarty reveals they replenish their numbers with 36 hours. He explains the Coloraturas assigned to patrol Kabukicho also regularly abduct people. Jeanne Alter delights that 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. The two nearly getting into fight when Artoria Alter mockingly implies Jeanne Alter wouldn’t do much better. Moriarty then asks them to bring him a Coloratura, which he’ll use to observe Kabukicho. Leaving the hideout, Jeanne Alter states if Moriarty were to betray them it would be at a crucial moment. The group then notice Coloratura kidnapping people, so they go in to capture one. After capturing a Coloratura and helping the people escape, the group return to the hideout. There it is revealed the Coloraturas are constructed from humans, with their flesh and nerves being placed into the dolls. Moriarty reveals he rigged the Coloratura with a bomb. 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. Jeanne Alter agrees with the plan, as the Colortura is no longer truly human. She even finds them worse than evil spirits and the like since they those at least have vestiges of their original personalities. After Moriarty finishes rigging the Coloratura, and gives the detonator to Ritsuka, the group head for Kabukicho.
Placing the rigged Coloratura with the others, Moriarty orders Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter to take their positions. Ten minutes later, the bomb is detonated by Moriarty instead of Ritsuka after seeing their determination to do so. The resulting explosion scatters the Coloraturas, so Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter move in to destroy them. Mash later calls them to help Ritsuka and Moriarty against EMIYA Alter, but they’re busy dealing with the still active Coloraturas. They arrive just when EMIYA Alter retreats thanks to Hassan of the Cursed Arm’s intervention, disappointed their attacks barely missed. Jeanne Alter wonders if Cursed Arm is an enemy, but Mash says he’s an ally. Joined by Cursed Arm, the group escape Kabukicho and return to the hideout.
Back at the hideout, the group relaxes . It soon revealed though that Hassan is a disguised member of the Phantom Demon Alliance, Yan Qing. He takes Ritsuka hostage, but Artoria Alter and Jeanne Alter arrive to stop him. He dodges their attacks and makes his escape as Artoria Alter chases him on her motorcycle with Jeanne Alter following. Unfortunately, they’re unable able to rescue thanks to being delayed by the Hornet soldiers and King Lear called by Yan Qing. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter later Moriarty for letting Ritsuka get kidnapped.
Fortunately, Ritsuka is rescued from the Phantom Demon Alliance’s base, Barrel Tower, by Sherlock Holmes. Jeanne Alter and Artoria Alter immediately express their concern and relief upon their return. Returning to the hideout, Jeanne Alter calls Sherlock dead weight when he introduces himself as a Caster unfit for combat. Nevertheless, she thanks him for saving Ritsuka. She tells him to leave, but he says he cannot. She ends up bickering with Artoria Alter again when the former warns Ritsuka against being too kind towards Moriarty. After learning of Moriarty’s True Name, their distrust of him grows even further; Jeanne Alter compares him to the foxes who appear in morality tales. 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 tried to do. Da Vinci realizes and reveals that Shinjuku is in a culled timeline. Despite being told it’ll have no adverse effect on history, Ritsuka decides to save Shinjuku regardless. Sherlock then reveals the method by which the evil Moriarty will use to destroy the planet. The evil Moriarty plans to use the powers of the Phantom he’s fused with, Der Freischutz, to load a meteorite into Barrel Tower, then fire it into the planet’s core as a magic bullet to destroy the planet. Jeanne Alter is annoyed that Moriarty just realized him being fused with Der Freischutz made him an Archer and let him fire bullets and missiles from a coffin he never carried in life. Ironically, she finds the Alliance’s plan to destroy the planet even worse than when she tried to destroy France. She and Artoria Alter agree with Sherlock’s decision to eliminate Yan Qing, finding his transformation ability troublesome. The group then leaves to steal clothes for the purpose of Sherlock and Moriarty’s plan. After defeating some thugs and their hacked Coloraturas, Ritsuka, Artoria Alter, and Jeanne Alter change clothes.
Now wearing dresses, Ritsuka, Artoria Alter, and Jeanne Alter enter a party hosted by Yan Qing. Jeanne Alter insulted compares Artoria Alter to a wax doll in her dress, while Artoria Alter compares her to an actual witch in her dress. However, the two share in their delight at seeing Ritsuka being clearly uncomfortable with their disguise. Jeanne Alter then holds Ritsuka while Artoria Alter takes pictures of them with the camera phone she took from a passerby and upload them to Chaldea’s server. She then wonders when Yan Qing is going to appear, expressing hatred for her dress. After seeing Artoria Alter dance with Ritsuka, she claims not to care for dancing, and is annoyed that Artoria Alter passed off as instinct. A party guest tries to ask her for a dance, but her scowl drives him away. Now having lost her patience, she now wants to burn the entire building down. Yan Qing then appears before the guests disguised as Artoria Alter. He eventually takes notices of her, and orders the Hornets to attack. Joined by Moriarty, the group defeat the Hornets, followed by Romeo and Juliet. More Hornets appear, with Yan Qing being disguised as one of them. Ritsuka removes their dress to shock him into revealing himself as part of Moriarty’s plan. Yan Qing reveals his True Name 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. After he kills Yan Qing, the group then prepares to leave when they’re found by Hessian Lobo.
Confronted by Hessian Lob, the group sees he has been fused with another Phantom, the Invisible Man Its Class then changes from Rider to Avenger and instantly targets Ritsuka as they’re the only human around. Unable to defeat him, the group decides who’ll stay behind to hold Hessian Lobo while the rest escape. Jeanne Alter takes the task upon herself, so the others can escape. She tells them to use that time to find a way to defeat Hessian Lobo permanently. Artoria Alter suggest choosing someone amongst themselves fairly, but Jeanne Alter rejects her suggestion. She calls Ritsuka pathetic for not willing to sacrifice their allies. Denying Sherlock’s assumption her decision to hold off Hessian Lobo is out of sympathy for a fellow Avenger, Jeanne Alter explains she simply hates seeing Hessian Lobo running around like a mindless beast. She believes he should at least have a goal, so she’ll give him one. Before the others leave, Sherlock tells her to watch her feet, and Artoria Alter trusts her to hold Hessian Lobo back.
As she fights Hessian Lobo, Jeanne Alter proclaims she knows how he thinks since they’re the same. She tells him that their hatred will never disappear, regardless of how many people they kill until the day they die. She declares she will put Hessian Lobo out of his misery, saying the fleeting dreams they see before death is the only solace for Avengers. Eventually though, Hessian Lobo fatally wounds her. She is annoyed however he isn’t enjoying his revenge, but realizes hecan’t anymore. After suffering another wound, she unleashes La Grondement Du Haine to try to hold him off. Unfortunately, she finally falls after Hessian Lobo wounds yet again. Contemplating her as a fake, unable to understand the pain of being burned alive, Jeanne Alter calls Jeanne an idiot for not wanting revenge after being burned at the stake. She calls the world irredeemably dark, claiming the most any so-called good person can do is to turn a blind eye. She recalls how she used to think she would never help good natured humans like Jeanne, finding them to be pathetic and helpless. After calling Jeanne a symbol of humanity, she calls Ritsuka an inconsiderate jerk for not asking her to dance. She then recalls Sherlock’s advice before falling into unconsciousness.
Following Sherlock’s advice, Jeanne Alter escape through a manhole at the last moment to survive. She meets with Edmond, and together they rescue William Shakespeare from his confinement in the Barrel Tower. They then both try to attack Moriarty, who’s been revealed as the true mastermind to destroy the planet, but he dodges both of them. Jeanne Alter explains how she survived and shows she brought Shakespeare to help. Shakespeare and Hans Christian Andersen then summon the Great Detectives to aid Ritsuka. Moriarty uses the Grail empower himself, and the group fight him.
After Moriarty and the others disappear and the asteroid Bennu is destroyed, Jeanne Alter asks EMIYA Alter what happened to Artoria Alter, wondering if she got crushed by Bennu. EMIYA Alter replies she went to visit somewhere before she disappears, which Ritsuka and Jeanne Alter realize is Cavall II. After EMIYA Alter disappears, Jeanne Alter suddenly cuts communications with Chaldea off. She then puts on her party dress and demands a dance from Ritsuka. Their dance leaves her satisfied. She tells Ritsuka she’ll practice more for the next time, expecting them to do the same, and disappears.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Being an entity created by the Holy Grail, and described as a disaster incarnate, Jeanne d'Arc Alter is a powerful Servant. Saint Martha considers that anyone incapable of defeating her wouldn't be able to defeat Jeanne Alter, who rides the ultimate dragon, Fafnir. As a Ruler, Jeanne Alter possesses the same Magic Resistance as her normal self and a lowered Charisma.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Avenger (B Rank): A skill representing the state of an Avenger as one that gathers people's hatreds and grudges onto oneself. It is easier for one to accumulate hatred and resentment. The rate of mana generation becomes higher when receiving damage. After the result of the Orleans Singularity correction, her resentment has become a little lighter.
- Oblivion Correction (A Rank): Her hatred will never be cleared away, no matter how much time has passed. Even if, she is aware of the things more wonderful than her hatred.
- Self-Replenishment (Mana) (A+ Rank): One's Magical Energy endlessly surges until their revenge is accomplished. Recovers a minuscule amount of magical energy every turn. Because she was created by a wish upon the Holy Grail, the quantity of her mana recovery is of a higher grade.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Self-Modification (EX Rank): A special grade remodeling done by the Holy Grail. It has completely inverted the Saint and has made her fall into the Chaotic Evil alignment.
- Dragon Witch (EX Rank): Having been produced by Gilles' wishes, she possesses from birth the power of the Dragon kind. Believed to be an inverse phenomenon from saints possessing anecdotes of dispersing the dragon kind, such as Saint Martha or maybe Saint George. Possesses a unique Charisma that makes dragons obey her and a power that raises the attack power of the party.
- Ephemeral Dream (A Rank): A Skill that represents a lifeform born from illusions because of an individual’s desire. Because she was born from one’s desire, she possesses a powerful force, but at the same time, she is not permanently approved as a lifeform allowed for existence. After everything is finished, she will quietly start her slumber.
Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Jeanne Alter's Noble Phantasm is La Grondement Du Haine, the cursed flag possessed by Jeanne, who descended as the dragon witch. After stopping the enemy's attack, it swells up said attack and reflects it back. She can also convert her own and the surroundings' grudges into magical power, burning to ashes her opponents. It is powerful enough to push EMIYA Alter to use his shield to deflect her flames long enough to retreat. Even though it wasn't strong enough to kill Hessian Lobo, it slowed him down long enough to allow Ritsuka's party to escape.
Forms and Alternate Versions[edit | edit source]
Ruler[edit | edit source]
Swimsuit[edit | edit source]
"If she's going to wear a swimsuit, of course I have to wear one too!"
The magical power of summer has pushed the Dragon Witch over the edge. The instant she learned that the next destination was Hawaii—she was a woman on a mission. Pulling an all-nighter marking up the travel guide with Post-it Notes. Planning the best itinerary to cover the tourist attractions within the limited schedule. Wrapping her body in a fetching dress like a Hollywood actress traveling in disguise. And off she goes, to the land of perpetual summer.
A lost Servant, turned into an agent of supreme power—She is none other than Jeanne d'Arc Alter, a Berserker enflamed in a black fire of vengeance!
Jeanne Alter dons a swimsuit to match Jeanne d'Arc, her blood rival (at least that's what she thinks). Though her class has changed from Avenger to Berserker, she does not seem to have changed on the inside very much. She did become more devoted to hobbyism, and has started dabbling in German.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Mad Enhancement (EX Rank): "Manga? Me? What stupid things are you saying? Did a worm hatch in your brains? Of course it’s wrong, this won’t beat that dōjin...! I’m going to draw, with all my body and soul…!"
- Schwarzwald Falke (B Rank): German. It’s translated as falcon of the black forest, but… There’s no meaning… in particular... Seems it was added 「because it’s somewhat cool」.Mysterious power.
- Fallen Witch (A+ Rank): A transformation of the Dragon Witch skill, due to the shift from the Avenger class.
- Meurs Où tu Dois (EX Rank): Accurately, it’s “Va où tu peux, meurs où tu dois”. Go to the place you must go, die at the place you must die… A French proverb. For one reason or another, she who is an Avenger is looking for a place to die. Not a pleasant, gentle death. No matter how intense, how desperate it is. Hoping that’s a satisfactory departure, she continues fighting every day.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
Comment from Illustrator[edit | edit source]
"Originally, she was produced as a simple color change character and was planned as an event distribution Servant, but she got to be reconstructed as an official character, and her figure was pushed out by everybody who demanded for her. Her shading and a bit of her design differs from the Jeanne Alter that appeared in Chapter 1. Because there is a significance for her hairstyle in having its braid cut off, there was some resistance in having her hair grow out long for her third stage Ascension, but I also did this long hairstyle on Jeanne preferably because it was said to be towards a good direction, and hey, it was a good direction to have it be flashy after all."
"She is Jeanne Alter (Ruler) at the time of her appearance in the first chapter. For the development in those days, since it was a time where there was no leeway for us mentally as well as timewise, the only option was to re-use Jeanne’s outfit with a color change. Although given that implementing a character of Jeanne with a color change in her standing pose is, as one would expect, unattractive, we made sure to turn around the way Jeanne was drawn in the key visuals. Even though she is called a NPC, she is drawn with distorted facial expressions and the likes, doing whatever I please without any kind of eagerness, and it was quite a bit of a surprise that a lot was pleased with that side of her. Nowadays, she totally became a character known for her amusing facial expressions."
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order material III - Jeanne d'Arc (Alter), p.302-313, translated by Kinalvin at Reddit.
 Fate/Grand Order - Jeanne d'Arc〔Alter〕(Avenger) Profile [T]
Jeanne d'Arc (Alter) - Avenger
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Takashi Takeuchi
Voice Actor: Maaya Sakamoto
Noble Phantasm: A++
Dragon Witch: EX
Ephemeral Dream: A
Oblivion Correction: A
Self-Replenishment (Mana): A+
La Grondement Du Haine: Roar, O Rage of Mine
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
---If God exists, then I will certainly receive divine punishment.---
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Chaotic Evil Gender: Female
One of the few members of the unique Avenger Class.
Level 2 Bond
Although designated Alter, it does not mean that she is a different side of Jeanne D'arc. A Jeanne of vengeance that Gilles de Rais, the French Army's marshal who grieved for Jeanne D'arc's death, fabricated by means of the Holy Grail.
As a Heroic Spirit that is an exact opposite of the proper Jeanne, she is manifesting in the Avenger Class.
Level 3 Bond
Since the proper Jeanne is not a hero, but a holy woman, the possibility of "summoning a different side of her" is nil.
Because this black Jeanne has Gilles de Rais' anger... prejudices and wishes for her to be like that... mixed in her fundamental parts, a "side" that should never happen ended up being brought to the surface.
A dragon witch that takes revenge on France.
A holy woman who talks about justice as if she owned the place and, without having any doubts about that, is spurred on by the wrath against the people; that is the form which Gilles de Rais wished her to be like.
Level 4 Bond
- Dragon Witch: EX
Having been produced by Gilles' wishes, she possesses from birth the power of the dragon kind.
Believed to be an inverse phenomenon from saints possessing anecdotes of dispersing the dragon kind, such as Saint Martha or maybe Saint George.
Possesses a unique Charisma that makes dragons obey her, and a power that raises the attack power of the party.
Level 5 Bond
"Howl Loudly, My Resentment"
Rank: A+ Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
La Grondement du Haine.
The cursed flag possessed by Jeanne, who descended as the dragon witch.
By the name of a revenger, she instigates and converts her own and the surroundings' grudges into magical power, burning to ashes up to the marrow of the opponent's injustice, corruption and self-righteousness. Scary.
With several circumstances accumulating, despite being a fictional existence, it became possible for her to answer to summons as a black holy woman.
She is fundamentally bitter towards the Master, but maybe due how the holy woman Jeanne who became her basis was quite the softhearted, one can perceive respect and affection for the Master at her core.
She has no girlish hobbies, but seems that there were some maiden-like wishes.
"To think that, in the depths of her consciousness, she wants to perform a strained avenge trade while being surrounded by handsome men of her own liking!" - such is the comment from a Servant of the same Avenger Class.
ジャンヌ・ダルク〔オルタ〕 - アヴェンジャー
- Dragon Witch: EX
- Fate/Grand Order - Profile of Jeanne d'Arc (Ruler Alter), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Grand Order - Jeanne Alter's My Room Lines
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 09: X / Disposal Chute Andromalius
- Fate/Grand Order - Orleans: Section 6 One Thing After Another
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 5 Black Maiden Fire Wheel
- Fate/Grand Order - Shinjuku: Section 13 Return of the Wolf King
- Fate/Grand Order material VII Jeanne d'Arc Alter (Swimsuit) translated by King_of_Padoru