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|(Lancer of Black)|
Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood (鮮血の伝承, Senketsu no Denshō?) is an ability that reproduces the legend of Dracula, gained by Vlad III through the distortion of his heroic legend. Its usage allows him to alter his aspect to become the blood-sucking vampire modeled after him, turning him from a Heroic Spirit into a literal monster. As a Lancer, his hatred of what the effect of the legend has had on him will make him refuse to use the Noble Phantasm even should it mean his death, requiring a Command Spell to force him to use it and the price of his Master's life as he makes them pay for the transgression. Darnic describes him in this state as a "creature pitifully burdened with infamy due to literary works." When summoned as a Berserker, it is activated by default and he becomes "an avatar of calamity who uses his vampiric powers without mercy."
Darnic describes it as a "certain-kill Noble Phantasm that, once activated, would allow him to easily tear apart Lancer of Red and kill even a Heroic Spirit with divine blood." Quite different from a Dead Apostle, Dracula, despite having only a hundred year old legend in terms of the concept of Mystery, has spread out to become a terror that drapes over the entire world. Rather than thinking of the hidden Dead Apostles when hearing of the word "vampire", people think of the "vampire Dracula" who was created using Vlad III as a base. It is a fictional legend of a vampire that possesses great fame worldwide except in Romania.
Upon transforming, his normal Skills and Noble Phantasms are sealed, causing his personal spear to vanish like dust as his "aspect as a hero is extinguished." He gains blood-red eyes, displaying a great amount of cruelty, but loses his normal look of intelligence. He gains fangs and claws, his normally aristocratic clothes become torn, and his flesh and blood take the form of shadows with mass. It boosts all of his attributes, grants a "black cloak that melts into the night" able to produce stakes within his body similar to Kazikli Bey to stab his enemies, grants the capacity to shape shift into mist and assorted animals, grants the ability to turn others, even Servants, into vampire comrades through blood-sucking, and, being of a similar nature to Dead Apostles, grants the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eyes of Enchantment. Though his thought processes are weakened, equivalent to the effect of Mad Enhancement, if one looks at his overall abilities, his strength is greater in this form than Vlad III as a sovereign. While displaying the ability to fight against a coordinated assault of six powerful Servants enhanced by a Command Spell order for a time before his regeneration starts to give out under their attacks, he possesses the weaknesses of Dead Apostles: daylight and holy symbols. He will become weaker during the day, and he has a weakness to holy implements like Ruler's Luminosité Eternelle, Black Keys that would normally do little damage to a regular Servant, and Baptism Rites.
His physical strength becomes such that he can easily overpower other Servants to a surprising degree and throw any of his mass-produced spears with such force that they casually surpass the speed of sound and match the power of a Noble Phantasm. His movement speed is compared to teleportation, allowing him to quickly move around the battlefield to target the long-range Archers even while battling three close-combat Servants and ten golems. His healing happens at such a rate that he is healed faster than he can be damaged, allowing him to easily counter strong attacks simply by allowing them to hit and letting his regeneration quickly repair the damage. He can prioritize certain aspects of his regeneration so as to allow himself to move even under constant assault. Within this state, physical attacks that would normally hurt and kill a Servant no longer affect him, allowing him to remove projectiles from his body without a single drop of blood leaking out and take strikes to the heart that would destroy his spiritual core without issue. He can use his transformation ability to become a giant dog to attack enemies and easily dodge attacks and quickly remove projectiles as a flock of bats or mist, negating all physical damage while in these forms; however, targeting the bats with magecraft or using flames on the mist can still damage him.
Ruler describes him as the greatest threat to the Holy Grail War in this state. It is unknown if it is an intrinsic property of the Noble Phantasm or the result of having Darnic's soul imposed upon his own, but he eventually degrades to the point of being a "nameless creature" that is no longer a Heroic Spirit or a Servant. He is unable to be bound by Command Spells due to being only a monster rather than a Servant, and even those commanding him to kill himself would be overwhelmed by Darnic's will. Reaching the Greater Grail to use its power to fulfill Darnic's wish of propagating himself and being released into Romania could allow him to turn it into a hell within a single day. The vampire's very "concept" is something that mixes, joins, and fuses history and legend together. Should it also adopt Vlad III's power and fame, it would become a "Grand Guignol" that slaughters the people of the country, the Night of Wallachia.
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Lancer of Black, p.022-023
Master: Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia
True name: Vlad III
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Magic Resistance: B
Magecraft Invocations in regards to three bars or less are completely nullified.
It it is difficult to be harmed by High Thaumaturgy, Ritual Spells, etc.
■ Demonic Defender of the State: EX
By reserving leylines in advance, the specific range is treated as "one's domain."
With regards to battle inside this domain, the ruler, Vlad III acquires a combat power bonus comparable to a Berserker's A rank in Mad Enhancement.
Kazikli Bey is a usable Noble Phantasm only where this skill forms it's domain.
■ Kazikli Bey - Execution Lord
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 666 people
From space a large amount of spears appear skewering the opponent
Attack radius is 1km. Maximum amount of stakes reaches 20,000
Also, every time a spear is taken in the hand and hits the opponent, the effect "skewered" is born. With the heart as the origin and oriented outwards stakes appear
In addition, seeing countless amounts of spears gives the opponent a feeling of oppression
■ Legend of Dracula: Legend of Fresh Blood
Type: Anti-Unit (Self) Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 1 person
Due to his oral tradition, he incarnates into his Dracula image. Transformation into a vampire.
Becoming Count Dracula, Vlad III's normal skills and Noble Phantasms are sealed in exchange for: extreme amplification of the body's ability, animal and fog shapeshifting, healing ability, Mystic Eyes of Enchantment, and a vulnerability to light and holy symbols weak point is also obtained.
- Fate/Grand Order material II: section on Vlad III (Berserker)'s Noble Phantasms, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Vlad III, p.304-305
Vlad III, the Lord Impaler
He is the lord impaler of the Principality of Wallachia. Motivated by a love of his nation and a duty to maintain its sovereignty and power, he purged all who would oppose its interests. Though there is an aura of danger about him, he in fact possesses a modest and considerate personality; but his opinions and unrestrained manner of expression lend easily to the impression that he is a sociopath who has disengaged himself from the standard mores of society. He tries to ignore the reputation of the vampire modeled after him in a mature manner -- but somehow, representations of him that he comes across will end up being destroyed.
- Class: Lancer
- Source: Historical fact
- Region: Europe
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral
- Sex: Male
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 80kg
- Armament: Spear
Illustrations: Hirotaka Maeda (Rejet.co)
Creator: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
This is the real man (1431-1476) who was the model for the legend of Dracula. He had a very clear sense of justice but was also brutal, as he executed about one fifth of the population of his country through his life. His homeland, Wallachia, was a small country stuck between the large nations of Turkey and Hungary. He led a tragic life, during which he murdered his father, buried his older brother alive, and went to war against his younger brother. His war against Turkey was a desperate battle including guerrilla warfare and scorched earth tactics, and several times, he left mountains of Turkish enemy soldiers he impaled. He was captured in Hungary due to political circumstances, and spent 12 years in prison. Then, in 1476, he turned his back on Orthodox Church and converted his country to Catholicism; the same year, he died in battle against the Turkish army and his younger brother Radu. He was 45.
- STR: C
- CON: C
- AGI: B
- MGI: A
- LCK: D
- Noble Phantasm: B
- Demonic Defender of the State
Capacity of the Servant to mark a region as his personal dominion by securing the surrounding leylines prior to an engagement, permitting reinforcement of his combat capabilities when fighting in defense. Kazikli Bey is a Noble Phantasm that may be deployed only within the marked domain.
- Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution
A noble phantasm deployable only within the Servant's marked domain. Within a range of 1 kilometer, a maximum of 20 thousand pikes can gradually manifest over time, bursting from the ground to impale opponents. Manifested pikes remain as a physical barrier that eliminates free ground, and evasion thus becomes less likely with passage of time. The sight of the pikes impose a curse-like psychological effect, destabilizing an opponent's mental condition with oppressive anxiety or fear.
- Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood
An ability gained through the distortion of the Servant's heroic legend. The Servant can alter his aspect to become the vampire modeled after him. In exchange for the sealing of his normal skills and Noble Phantasms, all attributes are boosted, and he obtains the capacity to shapeshift into mist and assorted animals. Being in nature similar to a Dead Apostle, he possesses the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eye of Enchantment, as well as weaknesses against daylight and holy symbols.
大地から大量の杭を出現させ、敵を串刺しにする。 攻撃範囲は半径1km、杭の数は最大2万本に及び、次第に数を増す杭は敵の退路を塞ぎ、時間が経つごとに回避を困難にする。 また、杭の数が増すと呪的な心理効果が発生し、見る者に恐怖と精神的圧迫感を与える。
- Class: Lancer
- Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 2
 Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile
Vlad III - Berserker
Voice Actor: Ryōtarō Okiayu
Noble Phantasm: A
Battle Continuation : A
Mad Enhancement: EX
Kazikli Bey: Bloodstained King Demon
Rank: C (Before Ascension)/C+ (After Ascension)
Vlad III. The king of Romania, and a hero. Though normally summoned as a Lancer, in this Holy Grail War he was summoned as a Berserker: an avatar of calamity who uses his vampiric powers without mercy.
Level 1 Bond
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
The refined elegance he possessed as a Lancer has completely vanished.
Level 2 Bond
Vlad III responds to summonings and participates in Grail Wars as a Lancer in order to wipe away the disgrace of the vampire, Dracula. However, while it is extremely rare, he is sometimes summoned as a Berserker. In this case, his notoriety is based on the very shame he wishes to erase.
Level 3 Bond
When summoned as a Berserker, the Noble Phantasm "Legend of Dracula" is activated by default.
Though he has EX rank Maddening, conversation is possible.
However, unless his Master is truly exceptional, he'll suck their blood before they know it.
Level 4 Bond
The act of sucking blood. Decreases the opponent's HP while recovering the user's.
Furthermore, there is a medium chance of applying the detrimental status effect Seduction (Chaos).
The Seduction effect caused by sucking blood affects both men and women.
Level 5 Bond
Rank: C+ Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Fires "stakes" generated inside his body. Aside from wood, they are made from various materials such as bone, meat, shadow, and hair. Taking in things within his firing range and using them as stakes is also possible.
Though he resents being summoned in this form, as long as it was not deliberate, he will generously agree to work together. However, his relationship with his Master will remain that of a king and his retainer to the bitter end.
ヴラド三世 - バーサーカー
アンロック条件: Interlude name
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: The Succession of Blood [Noble Phantasm], p.189 [T]
The Succession of Blood [Noble Phantasm]
Legend of Dracula. The forbidden Noble Phantasm of Lancer of Black, Vlad III. In Romania, Vlad is treated as a hero, but this Noble Phantasm releases his abilities as the “Vampire Dracula”, who possesses great fame worldwide except for Romania. In that sense, it resembles the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Gardens of Vanity” which is also a fictional legend.
This Noble Phantasm grants the power of vampires from fiction, making Vlad capable of turning even Servants into fellow vampires through the act of sucking their blood. He can also change form into mist or a flurry of bats, and all physical damage is negated when he is in those forms.
Besides his fangs and superhuman strength, his weapons include stakes which he can create from within his body to stab his enemies. Though his thought processes are weakened equivalent to the effect of Mad Enhancement, if you look at his overall abilities, his strength is greater in this form than Vlad III as a sovereign.