Profile[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
A consultant magus from the Imperial Army, 24 years old. He comes from a family of magi who communicate with spirits.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Magatsu appears superficially similar to the character he is replacing, having mid-length wavy hair akin to Shinji Matou, but being taller and more serious looking with rectangular spectacles and a Imperial Japanese military uniform.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Magatsu seems to be something of a cold and manipulative individual, referring to Archer, merely as a 'thing' rather than as a person and seems to regard the true nature of Nobunaga Oda as a sort of cruel joke. He shows willingness to appease her and the Third Reich after Archer slays their officer, but doesn't seem to care for any of these things on a personal level, instead merely playing the role required and shows a preference for hunting down an opposing Master rather than a Servant. He is also prejudice against people who aren't born fully Japanese and hates foreigners since he mistreated Kaname due to being born half Japanese and half foreigner. He doesn't care about saving life, instead he doesn't mind sacrifice several citizens who aren't even mages or soldiers in order to the war.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/type Redline[edit | edit source]
Day 1[edit | edit source]
He is seen observing Archer as she destroys enemy bombers before demanding her Master recall her.
He thanks Archer for saving Japan, but she berates him and his officers for leaving Japan vulnerable in the first place, then commands the officers to seize the surviving bombers that made emergency landings. He suggests hunting down Saber and her Master, but Archer dismisses him. When asked what to do about the Third Reich representative Master that Archer killed, he orders that the body be sent back to the German Third Reich with an apology for their Servant's actions.
Day 2[edit | edit source]
The next day, he sends soldiers after Saber's group, saying he doesn't care that they are Japanese; they oppose him so they are traitors and deserve death. He declares that his group will get the Holy Grail in the end and he doesn't care about the wishes of the Servants as they are already dead. The soldiers he sent are cut down by Saber and Assassin.
Day 3[edit | edit source]
He is assigned to be an escorted to an unnamed Japanese minister after the current situations in a war. He asks him about his thoughts about fighting in the mainland, he says to keep fighting until the last man standing. Magatsu believes that they should surrender due to the country's low on food storage and they don't have enough icon. The minister says him if he was major, but Magatsu says he's not from the military. He explains it is top-secret and he was appointed to the army two years ago after he joined a secret unit tasked with researching supernatural powers. He offer the minister a cigar since he's the kind of person who would find honor in dying in front of a desk rather than in front of an enemy. When the minister thinks not everyone in the army think the same he says he loves his country and the reason he came to him with the proposal to fully prepare execution. After he had a talk with the commander, he says he should've have him take care of it.
Back to headquarter, Major Magatsu falsely reports that the minister was assassinated by the driver who commit suicided to his army. He encourages them to make preparation to fight in the mainland and make them thinks it was the minister's will. He states it is the army's duty to protect their country and claim victory. After the meeting, he meet up with Archer's Master, Kaname about the situations on Saber's Master and her Servant. He later orders Kaname to put together another team to attack Saber's faction even though it meaningless. He knows what Kaname's thinking that "it doesn't matter how many men they sent, they will never be able to kill s Master as long as the Servant is around." Magatsu's real plan is to exhausted both Saber and her Master until they can't no longer fight back. He slaps Kaname, hard knowing she will disagreed with him. He threatens her if she disobey his orders, he will punish her. When Kaname still hesitate to sent more men into battle against Saber's faction, he decides to sent troops who are willing to volunteer. He secretly meet up a member of German Third Reich who is the Master of Assassin, Major Reiter as a symbol of their new alliance. He makes a new plan to sent his Berserker into the battle and war.
He informs Major Reiter about the current situations about Archer's condition after her fight with Saber. He planning to use Archer to fight the mainland against the foreigners since she was the winner from the previous Holy Grail War two years ago. He is not planning to give the holy grail to Archer once she wins the both wars and he is thinking of get rid of her afterwards. When Major Reiter asks if he's planning to use a Command Seal to make Archer commit suicide, but he wasn't sure since she might trick her Master to use all of her Command Seals and get a new Master. He states he will make sure Archer fights in the mainland in order to protect their country. He believes sacrificing several citizens (who aren't even mages) will be a worthy sacrifices in order to achieve victory. After his conversation with Major Reiter, he reminds her that their alliance is temporary and bid her farewell.
He asks Kaname if they found Saber and her Master, but they haven't found them yet. He orders Kaname that they need to investigate other Masters and tells her not to slack off in the search. He notice someone wrote a quotes that says "When the madman runs, any man not mad starts running". When Kaname asks if he want to have take the banner down, he tells her leave it since he likes it. A soldier reports about their special attack aircraft dealt a fatal blow to one of the enemy battleships. He gave a pack of cigarettes to the unnamed soldier and claims there are herbs inside of it. He orders the soldiers to tell to the army, "All of us have nothing but the utmost respect for those of you who give your life for our country. Go on become Heroic Spirits, and protect us..." This leaves the soldier crying and moved by Major Magatsu's words. Afterwards, he notice the troops has got stronger every day and hopes if they succeed in the coup and take control of the government, fighting the war in Japanese soil will become a reality. In his thoughts, Magatsu's real goal is to create a world where magi stand at the top and wants to make his dream into a reality with only those with power should gain power. He talks to Kaname about the soldier, calls him an idiot and find his face with snots coming out hilarious.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Magatsu is a shrewd officer, savvy in both tactics and politics, as he is aware of the advantage they should press against Saber and the effect Archer's actions may have on the Japanese alliance with the Third Reich. He relies on manipulating others, using nationalistic rhetoric to invigorate his subordinates and making use of cigarettes and cigars laced with magical herbs to influence people.