Lancer (ランサー, Ransā?) is a Lancer-class Servant able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.



Lancer's True Name is Li Shuwen (李書文, Ri Shobun?), a legendary martial artist from China who, despite being born in modern times, carved many legends.[1][2] A Chinese martial artist from Yanshan County, Hebei - Cangzhou (1864~1934).[2][3] Having been born in the deathbed of the Qing Dynasty, Li Shuwen distinguished himself soon after beginning to take lessons in Bājíquán, ascending to the point of being extolled as the strongest in the history of Chinese martial arts.[1] A prominent martial artist in the history of Chinese martial arts, renowned as "a second strike is needless, so long there is one it will suffice". Otherwise he is known as Demon Fist Master (魔拳士?) of the Bājíquán.[4] Rather than learning 1,000 techniques, he personified a literal one-hit kill by thoroughly polishing up a single technique.[1]

The progenitor of the Li clan's branch of Bājí, Li Shuwen excelled in the use of spear to the point of being nicknamed "Divine Spear Li" (神槍李, Kamisō Ri?).[4][1] The "Six Harmony Great Spear" that he used was a basic weapon of the Bājí-branch and, if one is to accept this extreme logic, it can be said that the unarmed techniques of the Bājí-branch (the Bājíquán) are nothing but preliminary steps to learn the techniques of this great spear.[4]

It is said he have brought too much hatred due to killing too many opponents and finally had his life ended by being served poison from the victims relatives.[4]


Li Shuwen with his heyday body, summoned as a Lancer.[1]


To put him in a few words, a blade that cuts sharply upon being touched. Li Shuwen has regained his youth; therefore, he is equipped with a condition where his rough nature is laid bare in the open. On the topic of one having attained their youth to some extent after becoming, more or less, heroes, there are many people who will have that sort of breezy feeling of feeling young again, but for Li Shuwen in particular, that nature is stronger within him.[5]

At the time of having grown old, he was intimate with children as the “grandpa who taught them boxing”, but Li Shuwen as he is now swings his evil fist of his own accord, devoting everything he has to fight a formidable and tough enemy, and being a martial artist with even some austere sense.[5]

Fundamentally, he would fight with anybody who is a strong Servant, but the one who he wishes to fight the most—is the elder Li Shuwen.[1]



What resulted of the last bout in the fifth chapter? It is not clear because of the Human Order correction.[5]

Wong Fei-hung
In the history of Chinese martial arts, this person is the master standing at the highest peak. Imagining about that special move which leaves not even a shadow behind, Li Shuwen wonders how closely it can reach him, so he will not calm down unless he kills that hero, even if he is only dreaming of such a moment.[5]


Fate/Grand OrderEdit

E Pluribus Unum: The Grand Battle of Legends in North AmericaEdit

Li Shuwen is summoned in the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity. He is allied with no factions and instead only seemingly wanting to battle against Scáthach. While looking for her, he comes upon the Protagonist's party, who Scáthach is a part, who are being attacked by a Shadow Servant. Li Shuwen easily defeats the Shadow Servant and then demands that Scáthach to face him. However, the Protagonist's and Mash Kyrielight face him first instead, managing to beat him. Li Shuwen leaves after his defeat, refusing to join them, although he does inform them that something strange is happening to Thomas Edison, the leader of the American forces.

Li Shuwen appears later during the battle between the Celts and the United American and Resistance armies, aiding the latter. He fights Beowulf, managing to gain the upper hand on him, until the Demon Gods, Clan Calatin, arrive. He assists in the battle against them, until they are finally defeated by Arjuna's Pashupata.

Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit

Li Shuwen is one of the "E Pluribus Unum" Singularity Servants that appear to aid the Protagonist.

Journey to the WestEdit

Lancer is Sha Wujing, a disciple of Xuanzang Sanzang.


While summoned as Lancer, there are no special changes in his basic performance.[1] He still retains the ability of a Bajiquan master and could battle as effectively with bare fists.

The golden age of his body has naturally his younger days as standard, but it is possible to conjecture that his martial arts reached its golden age when he approached old age.[1]

Chinese Martial Arts (Liu He Da Qiang) (中国武術(六合大槍)?) (Rank A++): A Chinese rationality. A count of how much one has mastered the martial arts that made becoming one with the universe its objective. The degree of difficulty for learning this is of the highest level and, unlike other Skills, A Rank is finally at a level one can say to have "learned it". Upon reaching +++, one is an expert among experts. While summoned as a Lancer, he has mastered the Bajiquan - including spearmanship.[1]

Sphere Boundary (Rank B): A technique that uses Qi to perceive the state of affairs in the environment around oneself, while also, having their own existence disappear. By mastering this to achieve a state of oneness with the universe, it becomes possible to even have one’s figure become naturally transparent. Due to being summoned as a Lancer this time, his usage of Sphere Boundary has not reached a complete Presence Concealment like before.[5]

Juezhao (Rank B): The secrets of Bajiquan that Li Shuwen had learned. With regards to Anti-Unit abilities, this is certainly said to be the ultimate one among them.[5]

Li's Noble Phantasm is God Spear, No Second Strike, an Anti-Unit attack that is more similar to a technical skill but has been sublimated as a Noble Phantasm. Unlike his Assassin version, Li uses his spear for the attack, increasing its range.


Arco Wada is the character designer for Lancer.[1]


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  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3
  4. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Fate/Grand Order material III - Li Shuwen
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