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Lü Bu (ja:呂布, Ryofu Hōsen?), Class Name Berserker (バーサーカー, Bāsākā?), is the Berserker-class Servant of Rani VIII in Moon Cell Holy Grail War of Fate/EXTRA. He is only fought as an enemy Servant during the Rin route in contrast to Arcueid Brunestud of the Rani route.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
The General of Repetition (反覆の将, Hanpuku no hata?) of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. He is an infamously treacherous military commander from the Three Kingdoms era. For two times he cut down his foster fathers, and to repeat the act of betrayal on countless occasions was an unbelievable act for the China that esteemed the Confucian morals. Still, his military exploits, deeds of arms are unmatched and he was counted as one of the strongest in the world of the Three Kingdoms.
He betrayed Ding Yuan who appointed him to a high position and conspired with Demon Lord Dong Zhuo, who had grasped the central hegemony. But even Dong Zhuo was betrayed and assassinated. He betrayed Dong Zhuo because he was crazily in love with Diao Chan (貂蝉, Chōsen?).
Lü Bu excelled at shooting on horseback, and because of this gift he was likened to the expert of the bow of the Han Dynasty: the "Flying General" Li Guang. The time when the hero of the Three Kingdoms Liu Bei, who Lü Bu called his sworn brother, was cornered by Yuan Shu's military commander, Ji Ling is a man of great influence and Lü Bu's ally. As he did not like the fight between the two, Lü Bu commanded for a halberd to be erected at the camp's gate 150 steeps away. Both the Earth and Heavens aligned in perfect harmony. It was said that the arrow he shot hit the target beautifully and Ji Ling withdrew his army. This event is later called Gate Halberd Shot (轅門射戟, Nagaemon Shahoko?).
« I will shoot an arrow, and if it hits the small blade sticking out from the side of that halberd, withdraw your forces. If it doesn't hit, you may fight as much as you like. »
After this, he wandered around Zhongyuan, going through many battles, but in the end was attacked and defeated by an opposing general, Cao Cao, due the betrayal of a subordinate. He was then executed.
Lü Bu's selfishness was strong and he believed that there was no military commander in this world above himself, but it seems that he let his guard down towards the strategist Chen Gong, who made use of him "effectively" in his tactics until the end.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Lu Bu has short red hair with red feathers on top of his head and white blank plain eyes. He wears a red Chinese general uniform including large armor and thick fur trimming at the collar and gloves. The color of Lu Bu's armor is blue and the fur is white and black striped at Stage 2, and at Stage 3 his fur is black with a yellow striped pattern. He appears strong and has a tall figure, his glittering armor reminiscent of a brave general. Robin Hood noted that Berserker is like a living fortress and it'll be extremely hard to break down his walls. He also explains that he is like a mobile fortress specializing in fighting against military.
- Dark God of War Super Suit (黒武神超骨格?)
Personality[edit | edit source]
As Lu Bu, his personality is seemingly emotionless, insane, and only obeying Rani's commands. His lines are all just incomprehensible yelling, so we don’t know what his real personality is like. It wouldn't be surprising for this Heroic Spirit to betray his Master but it is doubtful that Lu Bu would kill Rani as she looks similar to his wife in his lifetime. However, he does display one glimpse of emotion when he saves Rani and Hakuno from the explosion, looking back and smiling as they are engulfed in light.
Because of Mad Enhancement, he has lost his reason and thoughts and there is never a time when his human nature is revealed. His tastes and preferences are unknown. Maybe he perceives all but himself as an enemy that must be destroyed, for there are also times when he leaves your control. One can gain more peace of mind and employ him when he is mad - a Heroic Spirit who is truly hard to associate with.
In Extella, it is revealed that despite his Mad Enchantment, he retains his treacherous nature and desire for battle. His roars are translated, claiming that if Hakuno wishes to make use of him, to prove himself a commanding officer worthy of him. In Grand Order, his roars are further described, thanks to a dictionary provided by Chen Gong.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Mordred 「▅▃▃▃▬▬▬▅▃▃▃———!」 (Free translation: A superb courage! But a diminutive build! It can’t compete with me!)
Babbage 「▅▃▃▃▃▬▬▬▬▃▃———!」 (Free translation: A magnificent ambition, a perfect fuselage, good together! Take contact with Chen Gong!)
Nikola Tesla 「▅▬▬▃▃▃▬▬▅ーーー ———!」 (Free translation: An extraordinary talented man, however meager! Give that electric power to me!)
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/EXTRA[edit | edit source]
Berserker was summoned by Rani VIII. Like with many of his class, he lacks intelligence and can only let out grunts and roars.
If Hakuno picked Rin's route, Hakuno will save Rin from Berserker. Lancer stays and sacrifices himself to stall Berserker until Hakuno and Rin escape back to the school. Hakuno will eventually fight Berserker in the sixth round, but does not find out until halfway through the preparation period of that week.
Berserker will attempt to attack Hakuno from the school and into the Arena, leaving behind damage that clearly lacked any kind of control. Rani will also reprogram an effigy to possess Berserker's skills and use it to enter the Arena in her stead. It's not until Hakuno discovers the Noble Phantasm of her opponent's Servant that she realizes her opponent is Rani.
If Hakuno chose Rani's route, Hakuno's attempt to save Rani would make her lose control of Berserker. While Hakuno attempts to fend off Berserker's attacks, SE.RA.PH intervenes with it issuing a Rule infraction warning. Lancer used this opportunity to impale Rani's chest, Berserker tried to fight back until SE.RA.PH dropped a barrier. As Rani's energy core is about to explode, Berserker ran to the core shielding both Hakuno and Rani. As Berserker started to disappear, Hakuno saw Berserker smiled gently towards Hakuno and Rani.
Last Encore[edit | edit source]
Berserker and Lancer are revealed to have killed each other off during their fight on the sixth floor, accidentally damning their respective Masters to a state of no victor nor loser, shortly before the Moon Cell shut down.
Rani, or copies of her, were subsequently turned into a Demi-Servant that can use Berserker's power. Rani and Rin, who also possessed Lancer's power, struggled to find someone who could free them from stagnation.
Unfortunately, said someone could save only Rin.
Fate/EXTELLA[edit | edit source]
Berserker returns, but this time as a selectable playable character for Hakuno Kishinami. He's in Tamamo no Mae's party along with Medusa, Karna, and Elizabeth. His treacherous nature is an open secret among Tamamo's party, with only Tamamo herself being unaware of his true nature.
In his own side mission, some of Lu Bu's dialog is translated, revealing that he openly resents Tamamo and repeatedly proclaims his intent to one day crush her. At the end of his sidestory, he plans to finally strike out against Tamamo only to be stopped by Chen Gong, who suggests they instead bide their time and let Tamamo build up the nation for them first.
Fate/EXTELLA LINK[edit | edit source]
Lu Bu has been Oraclized by Karl der Große to be a member of the New Holy Empire.
First Route[edit | edit source]
If Hakuno's forces assault Mare Luxuria, Lu Bu is in command of Karl's forces there. He eventually appears to personally fight Hakuno's Servants once much of his army had been routed. He is subsequently defeated, and forced to retreat.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Second Singularity: Septem[edit | edit source]
Lu Bu, along with Jing Ke, is a general serving under Nero Claudius. Before meeting Ritsuka and Mash, they have already killed three emperors of the United Roman Empire. On their way back to Rome though, they're attacked by enemy forces. After Ritsuka's party helps them, Jing Ke introduces herself and Lu Bu. However, he has already left to chase away the retreating enemy. He later joins the military march towards the capital of the United Roman Empire, an exact copy of Rome. He is placed in the rearguard with Spartacus as part Nero's plan to capture the enemy capital. The rearguard is soon attacked, but Ritsuka and Mash help repel it so the two Berserkers don't chase after stragglers. However, the rearguard suffers another ambush while the vanguard was dealing Darius III and his undead troops. Spartacus and Lu Bu repelled the attack, but they broke away to chase the remnants. They eventually return though in time to join the assault on the enemy capital. However, while rampaging at the palace's entrance, they're annihilated by Altera's Noble Phantasm.
Miss Almost Weekly Santa Alter[edit | edit source]
Lu Bu listens to The Phantom of the Opera as he laments about Christine and complains about Christmas. Then, when Santa Alter reveals herself to be Santa Claus, he becomes enraged along with The Phantom and attacks her with him and Darius III. After being defeated by Santa Alter, he regrets his behavior, and then is given a present by her.
Event: The Garden of Order[edit | edit source]
Lu Bu and Frankenstein appear in a brightly lit room on the sixth floor of the Ogawa Complex. He decided to help her waste electricity because she looks like his daughter. He and Frankenstein return to Chaldea after Ritsuka, Mash, and Shiki Ryougi defeat them.
Final Singularity: Solomon[edit | edit source]
Interlude[edit | edit source]
In his interlude Tiger and Wolf, Lu Bu acts a guard for Ritsuka and Mash, but Romani is concerned due to Lu Bu's legacy of betrayal. Then after they repel an enemy attack, Romani recalls that Lu Bu had sacrificed himself for a woman, and ponders on who the true Lu Bu is.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Lü Bu under Mad Enhancement has lost his reasoning in exchange for strengthening his parameter and lost a large function of his techniques. This Berserker also that has been impaired with all kinds of martial arts in his lifetime. He is a land stronghold that has the qualifications for five Classes: Lancer, Rider, Assassin, Berserker and Archer. He wields a halberd called Houtengageki (方天画戟?, lit. "The Decrated Halberd that Matches the Heavens") and it is also his Noble Phantasm called God Force. Though most of the function of God Force has been lost due to his insanity. After an Animation Update, he displays more usage of his weapons transformations, as well as erupting explosions from his body, and blasts from his torso.
« Among men, Lü Bu; among horses, Red Hare »
|(so it was recited about Lü Bu's favorite horse.)|
Combat[edit | edit source]
- Armistice (絶武無双, Zebbu Musō?) - It is a self skill that inflicts Stun on an enemy when using BREAK. The effect would only last for 3 turns.
- Fallible Bow (必中無弓, Hicchū Mu-yumi?) - Inflicts physical damage and Stun on an enemy. The effect would only last for 2 moves.
- Immortal Red Hare (赤兎無尽, Aka Usagiuma-jin?) - This skill will bring him back from death a single time. This Skill will revive him with 10% HP. He would keep using this Skill every turn once the condition is met.
Nature of a Rebellious Spirit[edit | edit source]
His personal skill; Nature of a Rebellious Spirit (反骨の相, Hankotsu no Saga?, localized as "Restless Soul"EX and "Defiant"GO) gives one the temperament of a lone wolf, unable and unwilling to settle in one place or serve one master. This person will never be able to follow greatness, yet is incapable of finding greatness on his own. This skill negates the effect of Charisma skills of the same rank. The skill was sealed as this skill will very likely make him betray his Master. It is a rare example of using the correct characteristics of the Berserker class.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
In the early designs, Lu Bu would have him being a half human, half horse centaur, or even him as a mech which ended up too tough to work out, but in the end they had to go with the true-to-form pure ancient Chinese style Lü Bu.
Reception[edit | edit source]
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Lu Bu was ranked 198th.
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT BERSERKER, p.015
- Master: Rani=VIII
- Identity: Lu Bu Fengxian
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 225cm/153kg
- Alignment：Chaotic Evil
- Strength: A+
- Endurance: A+
- Agility: B+
- Mana: C+
- Luck: C+
- Noble Phantasm: A
■ Mad enhancements A
■ Bravery: B
■ Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
■ God Force: The Five Soldiers of the War God
Type: Anti-Unit, Anti-Army, Anti-Fortress
Range:1 ~ 40
Maximum number of targets: 1 ~ 50 people
- Master: Rani=VIII
 Fate/EXTRA material - Character Profile: Lu Bu Berserker, p.068-069
Lu Bu Berserker
- Height: 225cm
- Weight: 153kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Unknown
- Image colour: Red Copper
- Talents: Betrayal, All kinds of martial arts
- Likes: Betrayal, His Wife, Chen Gong
- Dislike: Betrayal, Siege
- Enemy: His Wife
奈須：stay night から、大男の狂戦士には可憐な美少女がつくものなのです。さすがラニ、アトラスの系譜にしてホムンクルスの系譜。
- Height: 225cm
 Fate/Grand Order - Berserker Profile [T]
Lu Bu Fengxian - Berserker
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Arco Wada
Voice Actor: Yasui Kunihiko
Noble Phantasm: A
Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
Mad Enhancement: A
God Force: War God's Five Soldiers
Type: Anti-Unit, Anti-Army, Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm
The general of recurrence from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Twice he slew his foster fathers, and committed treachery over and over again on countless occasions - an unbelievable conduct in the China that prized Confucian morals.
Still, his military exploits, deeds of arms are unmatched and he was counted as one of the strongest in the world of the Three Kingdoms.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Chaotic Evil Gender: Male
Because of Mad Enhancement, his tastes and preferences are unknown.
Level 2 Bond
Due going mad, he has lost his reason・thoughts and there is never a time when his human nature is revealed.
Maybe he perceives all but himself as a enemy that must be destroyed, for there are also times when he leaves your control.
One can gain more peace of mind and employ him when he is mad - a Heroic Spirit who truly hard to associate with.
Level 3 Bond
"War God's Five Soldiers"
Rank: A Type: Anti-Unit・Anti-Army・Anti-Fortress
The True Name of the houtengageki that Lu Bu was said to have used during his lifetime.
A multiple weapon that changes into six shapes of hacking, piercing, slamming, mowing, brushing and shooting.
The developer was the super strategist that was charmed by Lu Bu - Chen Gong.
Level 4 Bond
- Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
The disposition to never remain at one location and never embrace a lord. A wandering star that does not have the capacity to be king nor is capable of finding his own king. Negates the effects of Charisma with the same rank.
Level 5 Bond
Lu Bu also excelled in equestrian archery and, for his talent, he was likened to the Flying General・Li Guang, a master of the bow from the Han dynasty.
The anecdote in which he saved Liu Bei - the hero of the Three Kingdoms who Lu Bu regarded as a younger brother-in-law - from a dilemma with only a single arrow was later extolled as "Gate Halberd Shot".
He went through many battles while betraying many lords, but in the end he was assaulted and defeated by Cao Cao due the betrayal of a subordinate. He was executed.
Highly selfish, Lu Bu believes that there is no general in the world greater than him, but it seems that he let his guard down in front of the strategist Chen Gong, who "effectively" employed him in tactics to the very end.
呂布奉先 - バーサーカー
- Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
- Fate/EXTELLA English Materials
 Fate/EXTRA - Lu Bu Feng Xian (Berserker) Matrix [T]
Master: Rani VIII
True Name: Lu Bu Feng Xian
Noble Phantasm: God Force: The Five Warriors of Guan Yu
Keyword: Gate Halberd Shot, Red Hare
Strength: A+, Defense: A+, Agility: B+, Magic: C+, Luck: C+
Blind Rage: A, Fortitude: B, Restless Soul: B
01 - God Force: The Five Warriors of Guan Yu
The true name given to Lu Bu Feng Xian's legendary halberd, the Sky Piercer. This weapon was considered the epitome of the weaponsmith's art as it perfectly balances all aspects of hand-to-hand combat into one formidable package.
The God Force was a masterpiece of Chinese weapons design created by the smith Chen Gong especially for Lu Bu, who he saw as the reincarnation of the ancient war god Guan Yu. Chen Gong believed that this god was responsible for the introduction of weaponry to the Chinese and strove to create a weapon that contained the strengths of all the weapons known to humanity at that time. This lead to the creation of Lu Bu's Noble Phantasm, which allows him to use his vast knowledge of the martial arts to adapt to and take advantage of his opponent's weaknesses.
Due to being under the effects of the Blind Rage enhancement, most of Lu Bu's skills have been erased from his mind and only his knowledge of the spear and of basic artillery (such as cannons) remains.
02 - Gate Halberd Shot
Lu Bu excelled at archery and was especially adept at shooting on horseback, earning him the nickname the "Flying General." He was very close to Liu Bei, one of the heroes of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, and considered him to be his brother. When Liu Bei found his armies by Ji Ling, an ally of Lu Bu, Lu Bu went alone to meet with the heads of the opposing sides in an effort to stop the impending bloodshed.
Upon arriving at the gate of Ji Ling's encampment, he ordered that a halberd be set into the ground 150 paces away from where he stood. He then turned to the to leaders, and said the following:
"I will shoot an arrow, and if it hits the small blade sticking out from the side of that halberd, withdraw your forces. If I miss, you are free to slaughter each other down to the last man."
Both the Earth and Heavens aligned in perfect harmony, and Lu Bu's arrow hit the intended target, forcing Ji Ling to withdraw his forces.
03 - Red Hare
"Among men, Lu Bu; among horses, Red Hare",
As Lu Bu was considered the most powerful warrior in China, so was his favored horse considered the most powerful steed to be found in any of the major kingdoms.
The animal would allow no other person to ride it, or even allow anyone but Lu Bu to handle its reins. Its physical prowess was also legendary and it has been said that Lu Bu managed to jump across a 30 meter wide moat while riding Red Hare.
０１ - 軍神五兵
０２ - 轅門射戟
０３ - 赤兎馬
Blind Rage [A]
Gives a significant boost to most stats, but at the cost of one's reason and sanity. As all decisions are made by the Master, the Servant under this spell will be little more than an empty automaton.
Gives one the ability to negate any type of mental interference. It also improves the damage done by melee attack and increases one's bravery. However, as Lu Bu was summoned as Berserker, the importance of bravery has been made most.
Restless Soul [B]
Gives one the temperament of a lone wolf; unable and unwilling to settle in one place or serve one master. This person will never be able to follow greatness, yet. is incapable of finding greatness on his own. This skill negates the effect of Charisma skills of the same rank.
01 - Character Background
His name is synonymous with treachery and betrayal, though his fame as a might general was known throughout the period of Chinese history known as the era of the Three Kingdoms.
His martial abilities are so advanced that he can easily be classified in any of the five classes present in the Holy Grail War: Lancer, Rider, Assassin, Berserker and Archer.
02 - "General of Recursion"
Lu Bu Feng Xian, the traitorous general mentioned in the the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
While he had considerable success on the field of battle, his legacy will forever stained by his callous betrayal of the two men who took him in as a son. His military prowess elevated him to one of the strongest generals of the Three Kingdoms, though his inability to trust or follow led to his downfall. His lack of judgment was such that he slew Ding Yuan, the first of many confidants he betrayed, at the urgings of Dong Zhuo, who was frequently referred to as Demon Warlord. But once again Lu Bu's true nature emerged and he ended up slaying Dong Zhuo.
After this second act of treason, he wandered the provinces of North China, attempting to bring them all under his domination. However, his inability to rule led to his capture and execution by the general Cao Cao.
In the end, it was Lu Bu's hubris that brought him down as he believed that he was the mightiest general alive and that no one could defeat him. And although his patron Chen Gong was disappointed and disillusioned by him, he was able to use Lu Bu in his own machinations until his student's death.
０１ - 人物背景：
０２ - 『反覆の将』：
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Berserker (Lu) [Servant], p.202 [T]
Berserker (Lu) [Servant]
Berserker’s (Lu) true name is hard to guess by just looking at him. Very mysterious. He is big, and strong.
...Just who the heck is this Lu Bu anyways? Really.
Although he has lost his sanity, he possesses a tall, strong body, and appears as the majestic general he is in his brilliant armor.
His master is Rani VIII.
As is the fate of those in the Berserker class, his lines are all just incomprehensible yelling, so we don’t know what his real personality is like.
The early designs of him included him being a half human, half horse centaur, or even him as a mech (which was too tough to work out), but in the end we had to go with the true-to-form pure ancient Chinese style Lu Bu.
All heroes who are summoned into the berserker class lose their mind in exchange for a strengthening of their parameters, and as a result they also lose the ability to use most of their special trained skills.
This berserker has lost all his military related skills from when he was alive, but in exchange his defiant nature has been sealed away. “Defiant Nature” means the disposition to defy one’s lord, but as long as this nature is sealed away, this Heroic Spirit will never betray his master. It can be said that this is a rare case where this features of the berserker class is being employed correctly.
…at least theoretically.
This warrior madly loved his wife Chousen when he was alive, and has a questionable penchant to kill any woman who has a similar face.
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 10: Triumph
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 11: Attack the United Empire
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 13: Signal to the Final Battle
- Fate/Grand Order - Septem: The Eternal Madness Empire, Section 15: God's Whip
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 03: II / Intelligence Room Flauros
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: The Five Soldiers of the War God [Noble Phantasm], p.181-182
The Five Soldiers of the War God [Noble Phantasm]
Berserker’s anti-personnel, anti-army, anti-castle noble phantasm.
The true name of the two-handed sky piercer halberd recognized as Lu Bu Fengxian’s main weapon.
A multi-mode weapon which has six different forms.
This amounts to Lu Bu having six Servants’ worth of noble phantasms for himself, which are:
“slash” for heavy damage attacks that nullify or cut through and break all kinds of physical defense;
“thrust” for heavy damage attacks that can stun on hit (target being rendered immobile due to spear impalement) and penetrate through a line of enemies;
“blunt strike” for raising Lu Bu’s defense by transforming into huge bracers, or using a special defensive technique for blocking and redirecting attacks; “sweep” mode for sweeping aside a row of enemies;
“parry” mode for doing special counterattacks to do damage while deflecting physical attacks;
and “shoot” for everyone’s favorite large-bore, wave motion cannon-like Lu Bu beam.
It wouldn’t be strange for other Servants to be muttering “maybe we should just let him do everything”.