Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg (キシュア・ゼルレッチ・シュバインオーグ, Kishua Zerurecchi Shubain'ōgu?, originally romanized as Kishua Zelretch Schweinorg) is one of the founders of the Clock Tower and the Magician of the Second Magic. He holds the title of Wizard Marshal in the Mage's Association.[3][1] He is known for defeating the Crimson Moon in battle.

Within Tsukihime worlds, he was turned into a Dead Apostle by Crimson Moon and became recognized as the fourth of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. Within Fate worlds, he did not become a Dead Apostle, but found immortality through other means.[4]



Known by numerous nicknames, including Zelretch the Wizard Marshal (魔道元帥ゼルレッチ, Madō Gensui Zerurecchi?), Zelretch of the Jewels (宝石のゼルレッチ, Hōseki no Zerurecchi?), Old Man of the Jewels (宝石翁, Hōseki Okina?), Kaleidoscope (万華鏡(カレイドスコープ), Mangekyō (Kareidosukōpu)?) and Solo: The One and Only (名が“唯一(ソロ)?),[5] Zelretch's origins and details as to how he reached the Second Magic are unknown.

In 300 AD,[6] he defeated Brunestud of the Crimson Moon, the King of Vampires, simply because of his dislike for Brunestud.[7] He rallied the mages of the world and led them into battle.[4] When the Crimson Moon attempted to drop a mirror image of the moon on the Earth, Zelretch used the Second Magic and Jeweled Sword Zelretch to create a virtually limitless Ether Cannon to fight back.[8][9]

In 500 AD,[6] he was one of the founding members of the Clock Tower.[10][11] The Department of Mineralogy "Kischur" is named after him.

Old mage families teach their children his name, while young families have heard that the great Magician who led the World of Magecraft into battle long ago is still alive.[4] When visiting the Mage's Association, he is known to simply take pupils on a whim, but as his tutelage, while comprehensive, frequently traumatizes or cripples the most promising of students, there has yet to be a successor from any of the family lines that follow his teachings. The idea of becoming “a pupil of Zelretch”, the "pupil of a Magician", is synonymous to being turned into a complete wreck, but those that are accepted as the "pupil of a magus" turn out to be fine. When he does appear, the department heads worry over having to send their most promising students in order to force him to leave, but at the same time worry that they will be unwilling or incapable of continuing their careers.[1]

Tsukihime Worlds[]

Zelretch's first encounter with Arcueid Brunestud.

In Tsukihime worlds Zelretch had his blood sucked during his battle with Brunestud the Crimson Moon, resulting in the Wizard Marshal being turned into a vampire classified as one of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. While he emerged victorious, or it could possibly be said it ended in a draw, he paid a heavy price. He became extremely weakened because of the battle, aging him severely and causing his powers to diminish.

Despite his status as a vampire, Zelretch still remains an ally of humanity and the nearly extinct race of True Ancestors. He was one of the Magicians who would be summoned to witness the births of princes and princesses like in ages past, and one such event was the coming of age ceremony of Arcueid Brunestud eight hundred years before Tsukihime. Along with his friend Caubac Alcatraz, they appeared before her and Zelretch, having "sent away" the King of the Moon, was very intrigued by her. He smiled and said "This is why life is interesting" upon seeing her. She also took an interest in him due to it being her first time seeing a smiling face.

He told her that she will sleep until she becomes an adult, and she asked him why he was smiling, because no one at the castle ever smiles. He said that people smile when they enjoy their own lives, which she did not understand due to her unique upbringing. When asked what is enjoyable and when she will understand, he replied that it was a fifty-fifty shot that she would come to that realization, and that due to her long life, she would have many opportunities. Understanding is something gained by chance, like walking alongside the road and tripping over a rock, and once something is understood, it is no longer anything special. She did not and could not understand, but he said to her that "One day you will notice that life is fun just being awake."[12]

Fate Worlds[]

In Fate worlds, Zelretch did not become a vampire during his battle with Brunestud the Crimson Moon. He found immortality through other means.[4]

Nagato Tohsaka is considered to be one of the rare talented pupils that returned without a scratch, but the nature of their relationship was strange. Zelretch met him while both of them were on a journey, and he decided to teach Nagato something as payment for picking up the hotel bill. He couldn't even be called "pupil of a magus" because, from Zelretch's perspective, Nagato was only a follower whom he looked out for every now and then. Their level of relationship was distant, something like that of a supervising teacher who is observing the students doing experiments from afar.[13]

Despite their strange relationship, Zelretch entrusted the design of the Jewel Sword to Nagato and the Tohsaka family. Though there were other candidates to whom he could have given them, such as the brilliant Einzberns and Makiris, they were fundamentally evil. Nagato, while mediocre, was good at heart, so he concluded that "this House will probably never accomplish anything great, but at least they will never stray from the righteous path." He then gave the design to Nagato and told him "alright, it will be a struggle, but work towards this goal". He never expected that only six generations would be needed to produce a result.[14]

He helped oversee the formation of the Fuyuki Holy Grail War system two hundred years ago with Zouken Makiri, Justeaze Lizrich von Einzbern, and Nagato.[15] Nagato allowed his property, Fuyuki City, to be used as the battleground, Zouken proposed the system of "Masters" and "Servants", and Justeaze developed the Heaven's Feel system, offered the homunculi vessels for the Grail, and became the core of the Greater Grail.[16]



He is known as a complicated and weird individual with a personality where he becomes angered with those who are evil and laughs at do-gooders. He has a demeanor that can be called "old, but not out."

He is surprisingly meddlesome in worldly affairs, and he is known to be a troublesome figure who frequently sparks conflicts. He acts as a surrogate grandfather to Arcueid Brunestud, and is both admired and disliked by the Mage's Association due to his tendency to cripple his proteges.


Fate/stay night[]

Heaven's Feel[]

Zelretch appears before Rin Tohsaka at the Clock Tower after she manages to recreate his Jeweled Sword with the assistance of Shirou Emiya during the Heaven's Feel route, complimenting her accomplishment by taking her as a protege and having the charges against her nullified. He had expected the least out of Nagato's unremarkable bloodline, ruminating on the progression of the Tohsaka family in just six generations. In the True End, he uses his influence in the Clock Tower to get Rin acquitted of opening and closing the gate of the Greater Grail.[17]

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA[]

Zelretch is the creator of Magical Ruby and Magical Sapphire. He gives them to Rin and Luvia so they can retrieve the Class Cards.

Fate/strange Fake[]

Zelretch in his Observation Room.

Possibly many years prior to the story of Fate/strange Fake, Zelretch killed one of the bodies of Francesca Prelati. Although she continued living in another body, this death was still one of her most memorable.[18]

Zelretch is concerned about the False Holy Grail War of Snowfield, fearing that it will lead to the premature awakening of the "Spider", due to a wish of one of the Masters. Zelretch is shown discussing with Caubac Alcatraz about what timeline Zelretch should observe, as his observation will make that timeline the real one, based on the person who will intervene in the War and hopefully prevent its danger. They eventually decide on Ayaka Sajyou to be their observer.[19]

It is also stated, that after learning of the birth and exceptional nature of Flat Escardos, Zelretch noted that he has achieved the 1,800-year long dream of the Escardos Family, that even their descendants had forgotten. This was also noted by Van-Fem, in the exact same words no less.[20]

Melty Blood: Type Lumina[]

In Mario Gallo Bestino's Arcade Mode, he contacts Aoko Aozaki to inform her that Mario striking a deal with Roa to obtain his research into immortality poses some potential threat to humanity, prompting Aoko to intervene in Souya to prevent this from happening.[21]

Other appearances[]

Zelretch in Carnival Phantasm.

Zelretch makes a brief cameo appearance in Carnival Phantasm.

Zelretch makes cameos in Fate/Grand Order as Craft Essence cards. He appears as the illustration cover for Kaleidoscope (カレイドスコープ, Kareidosukōpu?) and Wizard Marshal (魔道元帥?).


Zelretch has complete mastery of the Second Magic, which allowed him to defeat Crimson Moon in one on one combat due to Crimson Moon having no knowledge of Magic, and allowed him to stop the "Moon Fall", during which Crimson Moon dropped a mirror image of the Moon towards earth, with pure force. The encounter caused a heavy toll to be taken on his body, known for his strong and tough physique, which aged him considerably and diminished his powers to the point where he can no longer use that level of magic extensively He mainly uses what is left of his abilities to travel between parallel worlds. Along with being a Magic user, he is also at the pinnacle of magi, earning his title as a Wizard Marshal.[3][1]

Dead Apostle Ancestor[]

Within Tsukihime Worlds, Zelretch is a Rank IX Ancestor Dead Apostle due to having been bitten by Crimson Moon during their battle, possessing one of the Idea Blood, granting him a yet undisclosed Principle. He has gained immortality through becoming a Dead Apostle.

Second Magic[]

Neco-Arc is suggested by Aoko Aozaki to have been brought from another world by Zelretch in Melty Blood Act Cadenza.


Apart from his Mystic Codes, Zelretch is capable of using his Second Magic in other ways. The full abilities of his Magic are yet to be revealed, but it does give him the ability to observe and travel through different worlds and even timelines. He is capable of observing the different worlds he sees, being able to see their eventual outcomes. Due to his Magic, the mere fact of Zelretch observing a single possibility among many will instantly make that possibility the only real one.[22] This causes him to choose the worlds he observes with great consideration, only intervening when absolutely necessary.

Mystic Codes[]

Zelretch has a number of Mystic Codes that utilize the Second Magic.

Jeweled Sword Zelretch[]

Zelretch's main weapon is the Mystic Code, the Jewel Sword Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg (宝石剣キシュア・ゼルレッチ・シュバインオーグ, Hōseki-ken Kishua Zerurecchi Shubain'ōgu?), more commonly referred to as Jeweled Sword Zelretch (宝石剣ゼルレッチ, Hōseki-ken Zerurecchi?), the Jewel Sword (宝石剣, Hōseki-ken?), and Zelretch. It is a ritual dagger with a jeweled blade, an alien technology embodying general knowledge from a far future, beyond the reach of modern man. Shirou cannot tell the magical theory that constructed it even with all of Archer's knowledge. Zelretch carries the original, and he has left blueprints of the sword with the Tohsaka family as a sort of long-term homework that he expects will take many generations. Like normal Mystic Codes, it is only able to be used by him and those of his lineage. It is the tool with which he pushed back the mirror image of the moon by utilizing it to create a virtually limitless Ether Cannon unleashed through a Magic Square, a special magic circle.[9][8]

The sword is capable of the Multi-Dimensional Refraction Phenomenon, allowing the user to draw in potentially infinite magical energy. The kaleidoscope-like jewel blade creates a small opening to the same area in another parallel world, though any further interference is impossible, and it draws in all of the magical energy from that space. Magical energy channeled into the blade can be fired off in a blinding stream of light. Also, as a jewel, the sword can also be detonated as a one-shot explosive. The sword is created during Heaven's Feel by using the blueprints, Emiya Shirou's Projection, and Illyasviel von Einzbern's inherited memories from Justeaze of Zelretch's original sword. The sword is inferior to the original, and using it causes Rin's muscles to be damaged. Due to this, Tohsaka Rin is better able to grasp the blueprint and theory, generations ahead of when Zelretch expected, though it will take decades and numerous resources to reproduce it.


Main article: Kaleidostick

The Kaleidostick is a sentient wand that hates its creator. The Kaleidostick, Ruby, is capable of forming a contract with its wielder, allowing it to use an ability known as Prism Trance to "download" and transfer knowledge from an alternate version of its user into its current wielder.[23]

Treasure Chest[]

Zelretch's Treasure Chest

Zelretch's Treasure Chest, granted to the Tohsaka House, is a "magical chest" that has a spacial distortion inside of it made by applying the Second Magic. The dimensions fluctuate and bend according to the contents, allowing most items to fit into it, and one hour inside is equivalent to one day outside. She keeps the Kaleidostick and the Jewel Sword's blueprints in it.[24] Also, while trapped in the chest, Shirou and Rin managed to call three years into a parallel world's future using a cellphone, having a confused discussion with that future's Luviagelita and Rin.[25]


Main article: Mr. Cellphone

Other creations[]

Observation room[]

Zelretch performs the observation of parallel worlds inside a spherical room, said to be a "completed world." It is jet black in appearance, dotted with points of light resembling stars. As he dictates the characteristics of an observed world, these points of light rapidly rotate with the turning of the pages of the book he utilizes. This room is hard to enter, Zelretch possessing a count of those with the ability, such as Caubac Alcatraz.[19]

Within the center of the room floats a wooden chair upon which he sits, said to "imbue the space around it with a conspicuous gravity" simply through existing. The chair's appearance is described as "extravagant" with its wood possessing a "refined hue," but not repulsively ornamental like that owned by the elite. The very significance of the chair in the space is such that an unrefined person would be "consumed by the weight of the chair’s existence and hidden from surrounding view."[19]

From the chair, he utilizes a hovering book that, while the size and thickness of a standard encyclopedia, flips through tens of thousands of pages in an instant at his beckoning. It inscribes and erases pages in real time, filled with information on different worlds and the specifications, down to the very individual characteristics of a person.[19]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg [Person's name], p.058 [T]

    Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg [Person's name]
    Also known as the Wizard Marshall, Zelretch of the Jewel, and the Kaleidoscope.
    One of the five True Magicians.
    (He also had a role as one of the Dead Apostle Ancestors, but because it was not relevant to the story of Fate, that part was cut.)
    A magus who was symbolized by gem stones. An eccentric old man who raged at evil with a passion, but laughed at do-gooders.
    He frequently took in pupils, but no mage house had emerged as successors to take over his mantle.
    Once upon a time, he engaged the King of Vampires in single combat. He pushed back a boulder falling from the heavens in a feat of power. Such a monster was Zelretch.
    However, since then he had aged significantly. It seemed that he could no longer wield Magic the way he did, back when he was at his prime.
    By the way, the pupils he took in almost all became wrecks.
    There was a related episode in the True End of Sakura Route. The Department Heads at the Mage's Association said, "What should we do? If we don't send in the most promising candidates, no one is going to come back from the ordeal. But if we send in the most promising candidates, we are going to take a huge loss if they are turned into wrecks." Such was their dilemma.

    キシュア・ゼルレッチ・シュバインオーグ 【人名】
    桜トゥルーエンドで語られるエピソードは、魔術協会の部門長たちにも、「どうしよう、一番見込みのあるヤツじゃないと帰ってこないけど、一番見込みのある天才が使い物にならなくなったら大損害だ」という、 伸るか反るかのパクチなワケである。

  2. [v] Fate/Zero Anime Visual Guide I: The Fourth Holy Grail War Glossary: Tohsaka [Family]

    Tohsaka [Family]
    One of the Three Founding Families, the Tohsaka family provided Fuyuki City as the grounds for the Holy Grail War. The distinguished magus family has long resided in Fuyuki, managing the leylines in the region. Although the family has been based in Japan for generations, its chants and incantations are recited in German. 200 years ago, the first head of the family, Tohsaka Nagato, was a pupil of Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg, one of the five living Magicians. Hence why the family still uses German today. Nagato’s ancestors were hidden Christians in Japan, which translated into Nagato having half-decent connections to the Holy Church. He was also well treated by the Mage’s Association due to his position as the pupil of a Magician.


  3. 3.0 3.1
    [v] Fate/complete material II: Character material - Rough Collection: Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg, p.214

    Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3
    [v] Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song Animation Material - Kinoko and Takashi Q & A, p.35[T]
    Q: Is Zelretch's name that well known?

    Q: Is Zelretch's name that well known?

    Nasu: Old bloodlines teach their children his name, and even young families have heard that "in the Clock Tower the great magician who led the World of Magecraft into battle long ago is still alive". Those who rise to the rank of Cause may eventually hear of another Magician by the name of Yumina.
    Takeuchi: Is Zelretch still a vampire in Fate worlds?
    Nasu: No, but he's got something along the lines of immortality all the same.

    ? <>


  5. Fate/stay night - Heaven's Feel Route - Game code
  6. 6.0 6.1
    [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material: Secret File -File 02: Chronology of the Clock Tower

    Chronology of the Clock Tower

    Circa 960 BC

    Death of Solomon the King.​
    The Age of Gods does with his death concludes.​
    The expression of Mystery — the thaumaturgical energy within the atmosphere — does with this as a threshold likewise truly come to thin; becoming as zero as of arriving upon the Occidental Calendar.​

    the Eve of AD

    Birth of the wielder of the 1st Magic.​


    00 AD

    Come of the magi that yet remained from the Age of Gods, the establishment of the foundation of the Thaumaturgical Association.​
    A movement whereby 「even that Mystery will eventually vanish, let us preserve the past in the capacity of an academic discipline」.​
    However —​

    Circa 20 AD

    Substantiation of the 5th Imaginary Aspect.​
    A new World begins.​
    It becomes a matter that Thaumaturgy and Mystery continue to persist in a different form.​
    The other magi of the Age of Gods who have occulted themselves as of the Wandering Sea and the Academy at Atlas​
    cannot endorse said movement, but maintain friendly relations of a recognition of fraternity as fellow students of Mystery.​
    This is in subsequence the Thaumaturgical Association.​

    Circa 20~100 AD

    The Director and associates are diligently active.​
    Thanks to this, students of thaumaturgy grow in number, and the liveliness of the discipline once manifest as of the Age of Gods is reclaimed.​
    From approximately this point forth, Dead Apostles manifested as of the thaumaturgical world at frequency, deeming magi as their enemies, and so assailing them.​

    Circa 300 AD

    Battle in the city as of the forests of the night; the Millennium Castle.​
    There occurred a violent clash between Crimson Moon and the Wizard Marshal Zelretch ... it is said.​

    Circa 300~500 AD

    Upon the continent, in the countries of Western Europe, the influence of the Holy Church expands.​
    The Thaumaturgical Association declines.​
    The ravages of the battle against Crimson Moon are vast.​
    The winter of thaumaturgy.​
    The thaumaturgical cities established by the Association are in the dispute against the Holy Church shut down one by one.​
    On account that Crimson Moon was annihilated, Gransurg Blackmore does in the midst of despair accept annihilation.​
    Though he reared disciples, in a battle against an Executor who chanced upon him on a night of a blue Moon, he gracefully accepted defeat.​
    「It was upon a night like this that I encountered that person.​
     That being the case, perhaps I ought to die on such a night.」​

    Circa 500 AD

    The True Ether (the 5th True Aspect) that remained as of the island of Britain vanishes.​
    A contingent of magi establish their headquarters upon the island of Britain.​
    The beginning of 『The Clock Tower』.​

    Circa 600~900 AD

    The excavation of the Spirit Tomb Albion.​
    Advancing in their excavation of Britain's subterranea, the Clock Tower acquires a vast thaumaturgical asset.​
    As of the waning thaumaturgical world, the Clock Tower becomes as a light of hope, and numerous magi and individuals of means therein gather.​

    Circa 900 AD

    Justeaze is born.​
    The Holy Maiden of the Einzberns.​
    The 3rd Magic communicated since a thousand years prior is at last substantiated.​

    Circa 1000 AD

    At the Clock Tower, the prodigy Barthomelloi makes an entrance.​
    The basis of the Lords — the magi of the aristocratic class — is established.​

    Circa 1200 AD

    The Clock Tower does in name and substance become as the center of the thaumaturgical world.​
    The institution of the system of Governorship is completed.​
    (Being that at this time, the Faculty of Policies was treated still as an academic faculty, there were twelve faculties.)​

    Circa 1400 AD

    Zepia assumes posting as the Director of the Academy at Atlas.​
    Said posting subsequently persists unto present day.​

    Circa 1600 AD

    The Faculty of Policies is in its manner of existence viewed as problematic, and its standing as an academic faculty is annulled.​
    Subsequently, it becomes as the Department of Policies, and the twelve academic faculties are amended to eleven.​

    Circa 1800 AD

    England, the Industrial Revolution.​
    Though this was as a severe blow to the thaumaturgical world, escalation in the complexity of knowledge and technology did likewise confer certain benefits.​
    Being as unto the Holy Church — which had by pushing 「a singular worldview」 expanded its influence — it constituted an unparalleled attack, the Association even provided backing.​
    Contemporaneous, the internal conflict on the matter of whether to regard the Industrial Revolution with affirmation did subsequently become as the root cause of the dispute between the Aristocratic and Democratic Factions.​
    The genre of modern thaumaturgical theory could no longer be disregarded, and was appended to fill the slot of the lost twelfth faculty.​
    However, even that it had been appended in the capacity of a twelfth faculty, being as modern magecraft was itself still held in contempt, no governor (Lord) was at this stage yet assigned.​

    Circa 1994 AD

    Lord El-Melloi dies in Japan to a trivial ritual known as the War for the Holy Grail.​

    Circa 2004 AD

    In continuity, the 5th War for the Holy Grail initiates.​
    It is rumored that the 3rd Magic is reenacted.​

    2015 AD

    As of an Adjacent World, a Grand Order is issued.​

    (translation by Fallacies)
















    朱い月が滅びたため、 グランスルグ・プラックモア、失意のうちに滅ぴを受け入れる。​























  7. Kagetsu Tohya - 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series, 4/Zelretch

    Magic user. Extremely defenseless, but also one of the most righteous persons.
    Resembles a certain manga's Kujo Jotaro, rumored to have challenged Brunestud of the Crimson Moon because of a simple dislike.

  8. 8.0 8.1
    Fate/stay night- Heaven's Feel route - Day 15: limited. - Gem sword creation

    "You don't need to worry. It's fine as long as you can project the gem sword. The sword has absurd powers said to have even stopped the 'falling moon'."

  9. 9.0 9.1
    [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:

    Q: You must tell us the details of the battle between the Crimson Moon and Zelretch at his prime!

    Q: You must tell us the details of the battle between the Crimson Moon and Zelretch at his prime!!

    A: You are asking me to divulge such delicious details from my stash of ideas? Mmmm... I have shown some similar scenes in Mahoyo, they would carry a similar vibe. It would be something like, the Crimson Moon dropping a mirror image of the Moon (HERE IT COMES!) versus Zelretch doing something only he was able to do: a virtually limitless Ether Cannon unleashed through a special magic circle ("Magic Square"). If we had five times the budget of Mahoyo, then we may be able to realize such a scene.



  10. [v] Fate/Grand Order - Wizard Marshal

    Wizard Marshal
    The one who has attained the 2nd Magic, an apex of the world of magecraft.
    An authority of the thaumaturgical world of Europe, amongst the founders of the Clock Tower.
    Whereas he has crossed unto numerous futures; numerous Adjacent Realities, he is an observer that yet awaits 'the Final Answer.'


  11. Fate/strange Fake Volume 4 - Chapter 12: Day 2, Daytime "Genius Was Not Built in a Day; All Magecraft Leads to Disaster"
  12. Shingetsutan Tsukihime Prologue - 3/ Long before then
  13. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:
    Q: Zelretch's pupils seemed to have all been turned into wrecks, so Tohsaka Nagato must be a wreck as well?

    Q: Zelretch's pupils seemed to have all been turned into wrecks, so Tohsaka Nagato must be a wreck as well?

    A: If the person is accepted as a "pupil of a Magician", he will be turned into a wreck, but if the person is accepted as a "pupil of a magus", then everything is fine. Nagato could not even be called a "pupil of a magus". From Zelretch's perspective, Nagato was but a follower whom he looked out for every now and then. ....They met during a journey, and Zelretch taught Nagato something as payment for the hotel bill. That is their level of relationship. It is sort of like a supervising teacher who is observing the students doing experiments from afar.



  14. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:
    Q: Why did Zelretch give the design of the Jewel Sword to Tohsaka Nagato, who had the least potential amongst his pupils?

    Q: Why did Zelretch give the design of the Jewel Sword to Tohsaka Nagato, who had the least potential amongst his pupils?

    A: This student Zelretch took during his journey was mediocre, cold, and bipolar. Even Zelretch exclaimed "Hey, are you crazy or something?" However, Nagato was a good man who is "willing to sacrifice himself for a better future". Although the Einzberns and Makiris were brilliant, they were fundamentally evil. Nagato was mediocre but good at heart.
    Zelretch concluded that "this House will probably never accomplish anything great, but at least they will never stray from the righteous path". He then gave the design to Nagato and told him "alright, it will be a struggle, but work towards this goal".
    Where there is a will, there is a way. The Tohsaka lineage stubbornly followed the teachings of the great master, and finally, after the gentlemanly Tokiomi, accomplished the impossible.



  15. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Tohsaka Nagato [Person's name], p.067

    Nagato Tohsaka [Person's name]
    The Tohsaka family head during the very first Holy Grail War, two hundred years ago.
    He took part in the ritual at the request of Makiri Zouken and Justeaze.
    Though traditionally the Tohsaka were a clan of secret Christians, one day a strange old man appeared out of nowhere and led them astray. Ever since then, they have devoted themselves to the world of sorcery.
    With their contacts in the Holy Church and favorable treatment from the Association as disciples of a magician, they are in an enviable position.
    It is due to their connections with both organizations that they were appointed the managers of Fuyuki.
    At any rate, Nagato viewed sorcery and martial arts as equal, and was attempting to reach the Root via a state of mushin (no-mind) when he was recruited by the Einzberns and Makiri.
    As you might expect from Rin's ancestor, he was prone to goofing up. Also, it seems that his daughter was the one with talent for sorcery, and ended up being far more useful in the construction of the Great Holy Grail than her father was.

    遠坂の先祖は隠れて国外宗教の信徒をやっていた人だが、フラリと現れたへンな爺さんにこっちの道に勧 誘され、以後魔術の世界に傾倒した。
    無の境地を経て根源に触れようとしていた所を、アインツベル ンとマキリに勧誘された。

  16. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Record of Heavens Feel - Holy Grail War: The creation of the Holy Grail War, p.006


    Makiri Zolgen

    Tohsaka Nagato
    Family head of the Tohsaka during the original planning of the Holy Grail War. He studied under Zelretch as a mage apprentice and dreamt of attaining the Root through the Holy Grail. Also, he was a Christian despite it being banned in the Japan at that time.

    Witness, “Wizard Marshall” Kischua Zelretch Schweinorg
    One of the only five True Magicians in the world. Zelretch served as the witness during the creation of the Greater Grail. He is an old man with many nicknames. He has been referred to as “Wizard Marshall”, “(Zelretch ) Of the Jewel”, “Kaleidoscope”, “Old Man Time” and many other names. The 5 phenomenon that cannot be achieved through sorcery or science are called “True Magic”, and those individuals who can invoke these are called “True Magicians”. Zelretch once fought the existence known as “Crimson Moon”. Although emerging victorious (draw?), he paid a heavy price. As a result of this engagement, he became severely aged, and his powers diminished. And it was also at that time, he was bitten by the Crimson Moon and turned into a vampire. His name was entered into the list of “The 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors”, which documents powerful vampires.
    The Magic which Zelretch wields is something called “The Second Magic”, and through this Magic he can freely stroll through many parallel worlds. He is a complicated and weird guy with a personality that “rages at evil and laughs at good”. He is a powerful existence who is surprisingly meddlesome in worldly affairs, and frequently sparks conflicts. A troublesome figure indeed.
    In the Association, becoming “a pupil of Zelretch” is synonymous to being turned into a complete wreck. Tohsaka Nagato is one of the few rare talented ones that returned without a scratch after becoming the pupil of Zelretch.
    Not only a True Magician, but also the pinnacle of magi, this is the “Wizard Marshall” Zelretch. His physique is strong and tough. His demeanour can certainly be called “old but not out”.

    遠坂 永人
    聖杯戦争設計当初の遠坂当主.ゼルレッチに師事したで魔術師,聖杯により根源へと至ることを夢 見ていた. 当時の日本では禁じられていたキリスト教の信者でもある。

  17. Fate/stay night - Heaven's Feel route - True End: Return to the Spring
  18. Fate/strange Fake Volume 3 - Prologue VIII: "The Star Performers' Feast (Part 1)"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Fate/strange Fake Volume 1 - Extra Chapter: Observer. Or, Character Creation translation, p.187-193
  20. Fate/strange Fake Volume 4 - Extra Chapter: "-"
  21. Melty Blood: Type Lumina - Mario's Arcade Route
  22. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Miscellaneous, p.136

    Q: Are the three routes of "Fate/stay night" parallel worlds existing at the same time? I was curious since I was how it would look to Zelretch.

    Q: Are the three routes of "Fate/stay night" parallel worlds existing at the same time? I was curious since I was how it would look to Zelretch.

    A: They're parallel... sort of. But if Zelretch was observing, it'd become true, and my feelings on the matter is that I'd rather two routes disappear if one was true.
    If all of these became possible at the same time, the other routes would become meaningless.

    Q:「Fate/stay night」の3ルートで、同時に存在する並行世界なのでしょうか?ゼルレッチが見ていたら、こんな感じに見えるのかと思いましたので。


  23. Fate/hollow ataraxia - 10/09 - Streets - Mimic Rin/Tohsaka Lvl 3
  24. Fate/hollow ataraxia - 10/09 - Streets - Mimic Rin/Tohsaka Lvl 1
  25. Fate/hollow ataraxia - 10/09 - Streets - Mimic Rin/Tohsaka Lvl 2
Characters by series
Fate/stay night Main characters: Shirou EmiyaSaberRin TohsakaSakura MatouIllyasviel von EinzbernArcherKirei Kotomine
Secondary characters: AssassinBerserkerCasterGilgameshLancerRiderShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiTrue AssassinZouken Matou
Minor characters: Atrum GalliastaAyako MitsuzuriBedivereClaudia HortensiaGai GotouIssei RyuudouKaede MakideraKane HimuroLeysrittJusteaze Lizrich von EinzbernOtoko HotaruzukaSellaTaiga FujimuraVivianYukika Saegusa
Fate/hollow ataraxia Main characters: Bazett Fraga McRemitzAvengerCaren Hortensia
Secondary characters: AssassinDiloEdelfelt sistersLuviagelita EdelfeltMinori Mitsuzuri Master of AssassinPerseusReikan RyuudouSaberScáthachSthenoEuryale
Fate/Zero Main characters: Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernSaberKirei KotomineWaver VelvetRiderTokiomi TohsakaArcher
Secondary characters: Aoi TohsakaAssassinBerserkerCasterKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldLancerMaiya HisauRisei KotomineRyuunosuke UryuuSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Minor characters: Byakuya MatouFionn mac CumhaillGlen and Martha MackenzieGrainneJubstacheit von EinzbernNatalia KaminskiNorikata EmiyaShirley
Fate/EXTRA Main characters: Hakuno KishinamiSaberArcherCasterGilgameshRin TohsakaRani VIIISakura MatouBB
Secondary characters: AliceArcherAssassinBerserkerBerserkerCasterCasterDan BlackmoreJinako CarigiriJulius B. HarweyLauncherKiara SessyoinLancerLancerLancerRun RuLeonardo B. HarweyMeltryllisMonji GatouPassionlipRiderSaberSaverShinji MatouTwice H. Pieceman
Minor characters: AmaterasuAoko Aozaki Chishiki MabiIkuyo YuutouIssei RyuudouKirei KotomineShiki RyougiSialim Eltnam Re-AtlasiaTaiga FujimuraTouko Aozaki
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction characters: Caules Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaGordes Musik YggdmillenniaReika RikudouRoche Flyn YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaArcher of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of BlackCaster of BlackLancer of BlackRider of BlackSaber of Black
Red Faction characters: Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenArcher of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of RedCaster of RedLancer of RedRider of RedSaber of Red
Other characters: SiegRuler
Minor characters: AiasAlma PetresiaAlzirBram Nuada-Re Sophia-RiFafnirHectorLord El-Melloi IIReines El-Melloi ArchisorteRocco BelfebanSergeTooleTouki SisigouTrimmauVictor Frankenstein
Fate/Prototype Main characters: Ayaka SajyouSaberMisaya ReiroukanLancerArcherRiderManaka Sajyou

Secondary characters: Archer's MasterAssassinBeast|BerserkerCasterAro IsemiHiroki SajyouSancraid Phahn

Fate/Prototype: Fragments Manaka SajyouSaberElza SaijoArcherNigel SawardLancerShizuri IsemiRiderMisaya's fatherCasterTatsumi KitanoBerserkerSeiji JingaAssassin
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowSaberArcherCasterAssassinGrayLord El-Melloi IIWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake False Masters and Servants: Flat EscardosFalse BerserkerTiné ChelcFalse ArcherWolfFalse LancerTsubaki KuruokaFalse RiderOrlando ReeveFalse CasterJester KartureFalse Assassin
True Masters and Servants: Ayaka SajyouPlayerSaberSigmaWatcherBazdilot CordelionTrue ArcherFrancesca PrelatiTrue CasterHaruri BorzakTrue BerserkerFaldeus DiolandTrue AssassinDoris LusendraTrue Rider
Other characters: FilliaJohn WingardVera LevittClan CalatinHansa CervantesLord El-Melloi IIYuukaku KuruokaCashuraGalvarosso ScladioRohngallSaint GermainMaster of Archer (Fate/strange Fake)
Fate/Grand Order Main characters: Ritsuka FujimaruMash Kyrielight
Observer on Timeless Temple characters: Romani ArchamanLeonardo da VinciOlga Marie AnimusphereFouSherlock HolmesLev Lainur FlaurosBeast IIGoetia
Epic of Remnant characters: BaalPhenexZeparBeast III/RAshiya DoumanRaumRandolph Carter
Cosmos in the Lostbelt characters: Goredolf MusikJingle Abel MeuniereSion Eltnam SokarisCaptain NemoTamamo Vitch KoyanskayaGrigori RasputinKirei KotominePriestess of the Alien GodAlien GodKadoc ZemlupusOphelia PhamrsoloneHinako AkutaScandinavia PeperoncinoKirschtaria WodimeBeryl GutDaybit Sem VoidSenji MuramasaChaldeanDavid Bluebook
Other characters: Marisbury AnimusphereGalahadCharacters in Fate/Grand Order
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi Archisorte

Recurring characters: AddTrimmauHishiri AdashinoFlat EscardosSvin GlascheitLuviagelita EdelfeltHishiri AdashinoMelvin WeinsFakerDoctor Heartless
Secondary characters: FluegerHeine IstariJiroubou Seigen TokitouClownOrlocke CaesarmundRosalind IstariGeryon AshbornTouko AozakiInorai Valualeta AtroholmByron Valualeta IselmaDiadra Valualeta IselmaEstella Valualeta IselmaCarinaReginaMaio Brishisan ClynellesIslo SebunanMick GrazilierAtrum GalliastaCaules ForvedgeYvette L. LehrmanOlga Marie AnimusphereTrisha FellowsKarabo FramptonRodinLeandraJean-Mario SupinerraBersac BlackmoreMagdalenaZepia Eltnam AtlasiaFernando CrozeSister IlumiaCorpse KingMcDonell Trambellio ElrodRufleus Nuada-Re EulyphisAsheara MystrasCalugh Ithred

The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Main characters: Lord El-Melloi IIGrayReines El-Melloi ArchisorteErgo

Secondary characters: AddRin TohsakaLatio Crudelis HiramTangereWuzhiqiFlat EscardosLuviagelita Edelfelt
Other characters: Shirou EmiyaMikiya KokutouMana Ryougi

Garden of Avalon AgravainArtoriaGalahadGawainGuinevereKayLancelotMerlinMorgan le FayTristanVortigern
Fate/kaleid liner Main characters: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltChloe von EinzbernRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltMagical RubyMagical Sapphire

Secondary characters: Shirou EmiyaSella (Fate/kaleid)Leysritt (Fate/kaleid)Kiritsugu EmiyaIrisviel von EinzbernCaren HortensiaBazett Fraga McRemitzTanakaBeatrice FlowerchildAngelicaDarius AinsworthErika AinsworthShirou Emiya (Miyu's brother)Julian AinsworthKischur Zelretch SchweinorgLord El-Melloi IIMimi KatsuraTatsuko GakumazawaSuzuka KuriharaNanaki MoriyamaTaiga FujimuraShinji MatouSakura Matou

Fate/Requiem Main characters: Erice UtsumiVoyagerKarinBerserkerKoharu F RiedenflausSaberChitose ManazuruLancerNzambiAnubis
Secondary characters: Caren FujimuraMakkiKuchimeRurihime
Fate/type Redline Main characters: Kanata AkagiTsukumo FujimiyaSaber
Secondary characters: ArcherBerserkerMajor MagatsuKanameMajor ReiterAssassinCasterRider
Fate/Koha-Ace Main characters: Sakura SaberKohakuAkihaDemon ArcherArtoriaRiderOryuuCaren KotomineLancerMajor MatouBerserkerAssassinCasterMajor ReiterFuhrerLancer
Other characters: SaberDevil SaberSun Wukong
Others Association DirectorGazamyGrail-kunKischur Zelretch SchweinorgMagical AmberMagical CarenMoby DickNagato TohsakaNeco-ArcPhantas-MoonRaiga FujimuraSaber LionTyphonList of characters by statistics
Fate/stay night Shirou EmiyaRin TohsakaIllyasviel von EinzbernShinji MatouSouichirou KuzukiCasterKirei KotomineZouken MatouSakura MatouAtrum Galliasta
Ernest Gravehill
Fate/hollow ataraxia Bazett Fraga McRemitzCaren HortensiaEdelfelt sistersMaster of AssassinEinzbern Master
Fate/Zero Kiritsugu EmiyaKirei KotomineTokiomi TohsakaRyuunosuke UryuuWaver VelvetKariya MatouKayneth El-Melloi ArchibaldSola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Fate/EXTRA Hakuno KishinamiRin TohsakaRani VIIILeonardo B. HarweyRun RuDan BlackmoreShinji MatouAliceJulius B. HarweyMonji GatouTwice H. PiecemanJinako CarigiriKiara SessyoinMeltryllisBBKazuhito SakagamiIzaya KiiLeila RaidouMisao AmariAtrum Galliasta
Fate/Apocrypha Kairi SisigouShirou KotomineRottweil BerzinskyJean RumPentel brothersFeend vor SembrenGordes Musik YggdmillenniaFiore Forvedge YggdmillenniaDarnic Prestone YggdmillenniaCelenike Icecolle YggdmillenniaRoche Frain YggdmillenniaCaules Forvedge YggdmillenniaReika RikudouSagara HyoumaSieg
Fate/Prototype Ayaka SajyouMisaya ReiroukanManaka SajyouSancraid PhahnAro IsemiElza SaijoNigel SawardMisaya's fatherShizuri IsemiSeiji JingaTatsumi Kitano
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Doctor Heartless
Fate/Labyrinth Manaka SajyouNorma GoodfellowWolfgang Faustus
Fate/strange fake PlayerTiné ChelcTsubaki KuruokaOrlando ReeveJester KartureFlat EscardosWolfAyaka SajyouSigmaFaldeus DiolandCashuraFrancescaDoris LusendraHaruriBazdilot Cordelion
Fate/Grand Order Ritsuka FujimaruKirschtaria WodimeOphelia PhamrsoloneKadoc ZemlupusScandinavia PeperoncinoHinako AkutaBeryl GutDaybit Sem Void
Fate/Requiem Erice UtsumiKarinKoharu F RiedenflausChitose ManazuruMakkiKuchimeRurihimeAhasuerus
Fate/type Redline Kanata AkagiKanameMajor MagatsuMajor ReiterMaster of CasterMysterious OfficerLanlan Fang
Koha-Ace KohakuArtoriaMajor MatouCaren Kotomine
Fate/kaleid liner Class Card users: Illyasviel von EinzbernMiyu EdelfeltAngelicaBeatrice FlowerchildJulian AinsworthRin TohsakaLuviagelita EdelfeltShinji Matou
Classes SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
RulerAvengerAlter EgoMoonCancerShielderBeastGrand Servant (Grand Caster) • SaverGunnerGatekeeperFunny VampFakerWatcherNon-classed Servants
Fate/stay night SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/hollow ataraxia AvengerSaberAssassin
Fate/Zero SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Fate/EXTRA Playable Servants: SaberArcherCasterGilgameshSaberCasterSaberRuler
Party Servants: RiderRiderRulerSaberRiderLancerArcherBerserkerCasterBerserker
Non-Playable Servants: SaberLancerLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBerserkerSaverRiderAssassinLancerSaberLancerBerserkerBerserkerArmstrong
Non-Playable CCC Servants: SaberLancerCasterLauncherBB
Alter Ego: PassionlipMeltryllisVioletKingproteaKazuradrop
Others: Saber
Fate/Apocrypha Black Faction: Saber of Black (Sieg) • Lancer of BlackArcher of BlackRider of BlackCaster of BlackAssassin of BlackBerserker of Black
Red Faction: Saber of RedLancer of RedArcher of RedRider of RedCaster of RedAssassin of RedBerserker of Red
Others: RulerRuler
Discarded designs: DavidMusashibou BenkeiGeorgiosSakata Kintoki
Fate/Prototype First Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserker
Second Tokyo Holy Grail War Servants: SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerBeast
Fate/strange fake False Servants: SaberFalse LancerFalse ArcherFalse RiderFalse CasterFalse AssassinFalse Berserker
True Servants: True ArcherTrue RiderTrue CasterTrue AssassinTrue BerserkerWatcher
Fate/Grand Order Saber: AstolfoAlteraArtoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)Artoria Pendragon LilyBarghestBedivereBenienmaCharlemagneChevalier d'EonDiarmuid Ua DuibhneDioscuriFairy Knight GawainFergus mac RóichGaius Julius CaesarGilles de RaisIbuki-doujiJasonLancelotMiyamoto MusashiMordredNero ClaudiusNero BridePrince of LanlingRamaRolandSaitou HajimeSenji MuramasaShiki RyougiSiegfriedSigurdSuzuka GozenTrưng sistersWatanabe-no-TsunaYagyuu Munenori
Lancer: Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon (Alter)BradamanteBrynhildrCaenisCú ChulainnCú Chulainn (Prototype)Diarmuid Ua DuibhneDon QuixoteElizabeth BathoryEnkiduEreshkigalErice UtsumiFairy Knight LancelotFionn mac CumhaillGarethHectorHouzouin InshunJaguar ManKarnaLeonidasMary AnningMedusaMusashibou BenkeiNezhaParvatiPercivalQin LiangyuRomulusRomulus-QuirinusScáthachSakamoto RyoumaValkyrieVritra
Archer: ArashArjunaBaobhan SithAtalantaBilly the KidCalamity JaneChild-GilChironChloe von EinzbernDavidEMIYAEMIYA AlterEuryaleFairy Knight TristanFujino AsagamiGilgameshIshtarJames MoriartyNapoleonOda NobukatsuOda NobunagaOrion(Artemis)ParisRobin HoodSei ShounagonSuper OrionTawara ToutaTomoe GozenTristanZenobia
Rider: AchillesAlexanderArtoria Pendragon (Santa Alter)AstolfoBartholomew RobertsBonny and ReadBoudicaCaptain NemoChristopher ColumbusConstantine XIDobrynya NikitichEdward TeachEuropaFrancis DrakeHabetrotIvan the TerribleLeonardo da VinciMandricardoMarie AntoinetteMedbMedusaOzymandiasQuetzalcoatlRed HareGeorgiosMarthaSakamoto RyoumaSakata KintokiTaigong WangUshiwakamaru
Caster: Anastasia Nikolaevna RomanovaArtoria AvalonAvicebronCharles BabbageChen GongCirceCú ChulainnDaikokutenGeronimoGilgameshGilles de RaisHans Christian AndersenHelena BlavatskyIllyasviel von EinzbernIrisviel (Dress of Heaven)Izumo-no-OkuniLeonardo da VinciMedeaMedea LilyMephistophelesMerlinMerlin (Prototype)Miss CraneMurasaki ShikibuNitocrisNursery RhymeQueen of ShebaScáthach SkadiScheherazadeSiegSolomonTamamo-no-MaeThomas EdisonWilliam ShakespeareParacelsus von HohenheimWolfgang Amadeus MozartXuanzang SanzangZhang JueZhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II)
Berserker: AsteriosAtalanta AlterBeowulfCaligulaChachaCú Chulainn AlterDarius IIIEric BloodaxeFlorence NightingaleFrankenstein's MonsterHeraclesHijikata ToshizoGalateaIbaraki-doujiKijyo KoyoKiyohimeKriemhildLancelotLu BuMinamoto-no-RaikouMorganMysterious Heroine X AlterPenthesileaPaul BunyanSakata KintokiSalomeSpartacusTamamo CatVlad IIIXiang Yu
Assassin: CarmillaCharles-Henri SansonCharlotte CordayCleopatraConsort YuDr. JekyllEMIYAFuuma KotarouHassan of the Cursed ArmHassan of the Hundred FacesHassan of SerenityJack the RipperJing KeKamaKatō DanzōKiichi HougenKing HassanKoyanskaya of LightMata HariMochizuki ChiyomeMysterious Heroine XOkada IzouOsakabehimePhantom of the OperaSasaki KojirouSemiramisShiki RyougiShuten-doujiSthenoWu ZetianYan Qing
Ruler: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAmourHimikoJames MoriartyJeanne d'ArcSherlock HolmesQin Shi Huang
Avenger: Amakusa Shirou TokisadaAngra MainyuAntonio SalieriBlack IriEdmond DantèsGorgonHessian LoboJeanne AlterMysterious Ranmaru XSpace IshtarTaira-no-Kagekiyo
Alter Ego: Ashiya DoumanKiara SessyoinKingproteaManannán mac LirMecha Eli-chanMecha Eli-chan MkIIMeltryllisOkita Souji AlterPassionlipSitonaiSuper BunyanTaisui Xingjun
MoonCancer: BBKiara SessyoinGanesha
Foreigner: Abigail WilliamsBB PeleKatsushika HokusaiKoyanskaya of DarknessJacques de MolayMysterious Heroine XXMysterious Idol X AlterVan GoghVoyagerYang Guifei
Pretender: Hephaestion MnemosyneOberon
Beast: GoetiaTiamatKiara SessyoinKama/MaraCath PalugTamamo Vitch KoyanskayaU-Olga Marie
Fate/Requiem VoyagerBerserkerSaberLancerCasterAnubisUnnamed female ServantAssassinAvengerRiderHendrik van der DeckenBarbarossaCirceEdward TeachEl CidJacques de MolayHannibalMarcus Vipsanius AgrippaMinamoto Kurou YoshitsuneElizabeth BathoryMata HariForeignerAsclepiusOdysseus
Fate/type Redline SaberArcherBerserkerAssassinCasterRiderLancerFake Lancer
Fate/kaleid liner Fifth Holy Grail War Class Cards: Archer (Gilgamesh) • Assassin (AssassinAssassin) • SaberLancerArcherRiderCasterBerserker
Unknown Holy Grail War Class Cards: AssassinBerserkerBerserker
Koha-Ace Sakura SaberMusashiLancerDemon ArcherDevil SaberRiderCasterAssassinBerserkerSun WukongLancer
Others Saber LionFakerOthersServants of Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's World