|Morgan le Fay|
Morgan was the sister of King Arthur and mother of Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth and Mordred. In the ancient history of British Fairies, she was said to be the "Good Fairy of the Lake," but after compilation of Arthurian legends, she became regarded as a wicked woman who opposed King Arthur. On the other hand, she is identified with Vivian, the fairy who endowed King Arthur with the holy sword and protected him after his death.
She was a fairy of the lake and the evil polar opposite of Vivian, the Lady of the Lake, a "Great Mother" class fairy born from the inner sea of the planet. It is thought that Morgan inherited Vivian's authority, but in truth Vivian is an alternate good personality of Morgan's who Morgan developed as a way to cope with the conflicting roles given to her by her supernatural birth.
Morgan was the daughter of Tintagel, birthed by Igraine, the Child of Fairies from the British Isles... Later, she and Artoria became proper sisters (Morgan's mother, Igraine, married King Uther). At least, that is what the legend says. However the truth is that Morgan was not born until after Igraine and Uther were married, and she is the true blood daughter of Uther as well. What's more, she was not a human but the spawn of the island of Britain itself, just as Vortigern was. Morgan kept this a secret and was raised as a human, and she would have inherited the throne from Uther—until Artoria was born.
In the end, Artoria is but a "human king" created by the humans. Morgan, aware that she was the "True King" inheriting the mysteries of the British Isles, eventually came to hate her father King Uther, her sister Artoria, and humans who disobeyed her, and played a major role in the collapse of Britain.
The king chosen to be the King of Britain was bestowed with a mysterious power, a black primeval cursed energy native to Britain, but its power had waned. Uther was said to be the last of its keepers, which is why he came up with his plan to sire Artoria, a manmade child of a human and a dragon. To everybody's surprise however Morgan inherited the primeval black power, and so she was considered the "owner" of Britain and a greater “King of the Island” than King Arthur. She had heard the will of the island and believed the throne of Britain was hers by right. Morgan was recognized as the proper daughter of King Uther, but despite inheriting the power was not chosen to succeed him as king. Although the older sister and of the same status, Artoria received the love and hopes of their father in Morgan's eyes, driving her to eventually become a witch queen who craved for vengeance for the rest of her days.
Her children were Gawain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Agravain, whom she had with King Lot of Orkney. All of them would become Knights of the Round Table, though Agravain was sent by her as an assassin. Once Camelot was built, she went into seclusion and was not heard of much by the knights.
She eventually enchanted Artoria - a pseudo-male at the time due to Merlin's magic so she could produce an heir with Guinevere - and extracted sperm from Artoria to develop as a homunculus clone within her ovary. Mordred was soon born and aged rapidly, and Morgan raised her in secret while telling her of her right to the throne. She told Mordred to never remove her helmet and recommended her to the Round Table. She directed Mordred to hide her status and obey the King until she could defeat Artoria and take her place. While Mordred was initially idealistic and served as a proper knight, Morgan shattered her innocence with the truth of her birth to guide her towards the path of rebellion.
Morgan's machinations were also responsible for Artoria losing her scabbard, Avalon, which was even more valuable to her than Excalibur as it prevented her from taking any damage. This loss was the catalyst that led to Artoria's death, which would come when Mordred rebelled against Artoria and they killed each other in the Battle of Camlann.
Despite her hatred of Artoria, according to legend Morgan was one of the fairies who arrived to carry King Arthur's body to Avalon upon her death. At some point after Artoria's death, Morgan created Add to serve as a seal on the Holy Lance Rhongomyniad that would keep its Mystery from fading.
Morgan is a young woman with long blonde hair coupled by a crown and a veil covering her face. She seemingly wore a black dress that exposes her navel and abdomen.
Morgan is lecherous, cruel, and selfish, a true model of vice. A woman who cannot live without cursing others. She believes that Britain rightfully belongs to her because she wields the primeval black curse. Morgan greatly hates her sister and possesses a great obsession for Mordred to take the throne from her.
She changed greatly throughout her life from a "fine lady" to a "frightening thing" according to Kay, and he describes it as if she had three women inside of her. Having started with the "innocence of a fairy", she became "as magnificent as a warrior maiden", and "then suddenly possessed the brutality of a witch." Kay believes she may have had similar burdening circumstances as Artoria due to their parentage.
One of these three personalities is known as Vivian. Morgan developed these three personalities as a way to reconcile the three roles enforced on her by her supernatural birth: Morgan the human, Artoria's caring sister; Vivian the fairy, the Lady of the Lake; and Morgan le Fay, the embodiment of Britain and holder of its Mystery.
Artoria considers Morgan not only her sister, but also like a mother to her and a reflection of herself. Artoria also says Morgan has a more kingly disposition than her, and was more loved by Britain than her.
Lord El-Melloi II Case Files
Morgan Le Fay's old weapon Erosion becomes a central point for the plot of Atlas Contract Incident. She instructed Gray's village on how to use it until the time when King Arthur would return. The blade itself possesses the ability to separate the mind and soul from the flesh. It was intended to separate Gray’s mind and soul from her body, allowing the spirit of King Arthur to inhabit her body in the final stages of the ritual.
Waver Velvet speculates that Morgan was the one who established the ritual to bring back King Arthur from the dead. She traveled to Wales where Blackmore Cemetery was and built the village to take care of the ritual after she was gone. Waver even thinks the statue of the "Black Madonna" (黒い聖母, Kuroi Seibo?) worshipped in the village is modeled after her. However, that was long ago and she's gone so he also says he can't even begin to comprehend her motives in doing so (the whydunnit).
He theorizes that all the contradiction in the stories about her are because the name "Morgan Le Fay" spread through Europe and became a placeholder name that assimilated many legends of fairies, witches and earth goddesses, just like the ones assimilated into Black Madonnas and the many Christian Saints that were born through the same process of assimilation. Waver mentions the theory that Morgan and the Celtic goddess of death The Morrigan were once one and the same and either Morgan derived from her or her legends were assimilated. It’s also mentioned how there is a contradiction in the legends about how Morgan planned a coup d’état against Arthur but, when they died, Morgan was one of the fairies that carried their body to Avalon promising the return of the once and future king.
When Gray and Waver ask Kay about if the Morgan he knew would establish such a thing as the ritual of Gray's village after having tried a coup d’état against Arthur, and if the legends about Morgan being one of the fairies who carried King Arthur's body to Avalon are true, his answer is that he doesn't know because he was already dead at the time but he never got to understand her, leaving Waver's theories unconfirmed.
Mordred mentions that Semiramis, an evil schemer, possesses the same "smell" as Morgan. Kairi Sisigou has dreams of Mordred's past showing how Morgan encouraged her to join the Knights of the Round Table, and later revealed to Mordred that she was King Arthur's son and encouraged her to turn against Arthur.
- Main article: Morgan (Lostbelt)
Morgan was summoned as a Ruler-class Servant by Beryl Gut when he first arrived in the English Lostbelt, and upon learning of the Human Order Revision she used a form of Rayshifting to send her memories thousands of years into the past, giving them to her Lostbelt self with the intent to rewrite the history the Alien God intended for the Lostbelt so it would instead become a kingdom that she would rule forever. Because Rayshifting into the past of Lostbelts is supposed to be impossible, Ruler Morgan died when she did this.
Morgan makes a brief appearance in the manga version of Fate/stay night.
As Vivian and Morgan are different personalities of the same person, then like Vivian Morgan too is a Great Mother class fairy, a Divided Spirit of the planet's soul. She is a "pure transcendent existence" who, while within the same scope as nature gods born through human worship, is not bound by human rules.
Morgan is a powerful witch queen said to be the equal of Merlin and a ruler with immense power. Although unexpected, Morgan was born with supernatural blood that was thought to have died with King Uther. She also inherited the primeval curse that lurks in the British Isles in the form of blackened magical energy of the same kind of Excalibur Morgan's. She was the legitimate owner of the British Isle, a greater "King of the Island" than her sister. Despite that, she proved to be nothing more than a "small pebble" on the path of Artoria, unable to do anything to injure Artoria's heart. Morgan possesses the ability to enchant Artoria and create the homunculus clone Mordred.
Morgan possessed a Mystic Code in the form of a golden dagger called Erosion: Penetrating Blade of Gold (侵刃黄金, Shinba Ōgon?), which under the guise of a golden blade used to cut mistletoe, has the ability to sever the mind and soul from the body, as well as allow the user to slip someone else into the body, spirit, and soul of its victim.
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain - Part 2 Prologue
- Fate/Grand Order - Morgan Profile - Translated by ridethelightning469
 Fate/complete material III: World Material - The Servants of the Fifth Holy Grail War:
Blackening of Servants, p.038 [T]
Blackening of Servants
The black mud in the Holy Grail contaminates the souls of those who touch it. It goes without saying for mere humans, and supernatural beings like Servants are no exception to this either. The contaminated person's personality reverses toward the orientation of evil. This is madness caused by touching Angra Mainyu. This is called "blackening". There are those who can use the black mud as part of their own power thanks to the properties of its contamination and those whose powerful egos have stayed back its mental pollution.
An example of the former is Matou Sakura and the latter is Gilgamesh. The blackened Servant is incarnated by the power of the Grail so the more concrete ties to the physical plane turns them into powerful beings.
Their physical interference power increases but at the same time they lose the ability to return to spirit form.
Also, as they no longer bother to restrain their magic energy consumption, their fighting ability jumps significantly. This momentum can be compared to a runaway train.
Because they are in that state, fine control is not possible, but in exchange, their destructive power increases.
They are fearful beings inflicting havoc and death upon the world. These are blackened Servants.
Master: Matou Sakura
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Noble Phantasm: A++
Saber Alternative, or Black Saber, is the name given to Artoria when she fell to Hassan, was consumed by the dark shadow, and obtained true incarnation during the "Heaven's Feel" route.
Artoria, now jet-black, could now invoke Excalibur without limit thanks to the enormous prana supply from the blackened Sakura. Thus, she could overwhelm Berserker Heracles even in a direct battle. Now unfettered and in a sense more powerful than she was in life, none can deny that she is the strongest Servant.
Magic Resistance: B
Lower than original value due to the corruption. Still high, as it nullifies spells at B rank (activated within three counts) or lower, and it is difficult to harm her even with high thaumaturgy.
In the maddened state while blackened, the loss of fine control makes it impossible to ride beasts; rather, the mount cannot withstand it. Therefore, in reality one can consider the Riding ability lost.
Constant self-control is required to maintain Saber's reason while blackened. To focus on suppressing her madness, her surroundings are neglected and Instinct is dulled.
Power Burst: A
Saber's body is always suffused in the energy supplied by the Greater Grail. Her armor is also reinforced, granting more defensive ability than in her original state.
The magnificent king's charm which once inspired and captivated her soldiers is gone. Since she rules by terror, leadership ability is improved but troops' morale is extremely low.
Sword of Promised Victory -- Excalibur
Type: Anti-fortress Noble Phantasm
Maximum targets: 1000 persons
Even while blackened, Artoria's greatest power Excalibur is still potent. However, the sword is tainted an ominous black. Just as the fairies of the lake (Vivienne and Morgan) manifest as both good and evil, the holy sword has its own dark side. Still, its "character" as a holy sword is greatest. The function of converting the wielder's magical energy into light through the blade does not change, but the light is transformed into the same darkness of the blade.
- Fate/Grand Order - Fairy Round Table Domain: Avalon le Fay - Chapter 4 Section 2 - Oberon's fairy explanation, translated by You
- Fate/Grand Order material I - CHARACTER profile: Altria Pendragon (Alter), p.028-035
- Garden of Avalon - "A Tale of Knights: Lancelot"
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain - Chapter 3 Section 2
- Garden of Avalon - "A Tale of Knights: Kay"
 Character material - Mordred, p.042-043
Note: All references to gender are neutral in the original text.
Introduction - Mordred
"You must never remove that helmet."
The child of Artoria's sister, Morgan.
A masked knight that came to Camelot with only the recommendation of Morgan and by presenting his awesome swordsmanship became one of the knights of the round table. He was given his sword despite his unknown origins because of his abilities and his straightforward mental chivalry.
In Fate, actually a clone created by Morgan from Artoria. A homunculus, but also a rather complete son of Artoria. Morgan used sorcery to enchant Artoria, who had become a pseudo male, extracted sperm and developed it in her own ovary.
"My son, you have the right to inherit the throne, but for now, hide your status and obey the King. And one day....you will defeat the King and take his place." He bore that obsession of his mother, but before that ambition, was Mordred's adoration of King Arthur.
Being a homunculus, his speed of growth was faster than a human being, and his life span far shorter. Feeling shame at his twisted birth, he was unconsciously jealous of normal people and due to the special innocence that children have, worshiped King Arthur, the "perfect king".
While hiding his dislike of others, he protected the way of the knights in such a way that could only be found in picture books and worked hard daily in being the ideal knight.
But, even that innocence was shattered by Morgan.
Not having the slightest feelings of rebellion on him, he was spurred on by Morgan who told him the truth of his birth.
That Mordred was a child born between Artoria and Morgan.
That King Arthur didn't know that Mordred was his own child and that even if he did, he would never accept such a filthy child.
While shocked by this, he was at the same time wrapped in joy.
Despite not being a proper human, he was a child having the same blood as the King. No, as the son of a king that was superior, he should be proud of the fact that he was not human. In name, reality, mind, and body, he was fit to be the successor of the King.
Mordred approached the King with delight. This was because to Mordred, who had no father, King Arthur was the very form of godlike "father".
However, Artoria rejected Mordred very clearly.
"I see. Even if you were born my sister's plotting, you were certainly born from me. However, I will not recognize you as my son nor will I give you the throne."
Arthur hated his sister Morgan. How could the son of that person be accepted.
"It makes sense.... I finally understand why my title was the weakest."
Despite how hard he tries. Even if he excels over anyone, the moment he was born from Morgan, the King would look down on him as a forever as a dirtied child.
Because of the love he had up until then had been so great, the hate of the rejected Mordred burned.
As a result, the distrust of the Round Table towards King Arthur spread and the reigns of power of Camelot were seized once Arthur departed for the Rome expedition.
He would become the leader of the rebellion representing the national discontent towards King Arthur, after finally returning after a long and tiresome battle.
Mordred raged, claiming that he hated King Arthur, that he was fit for the throne, but the truth was that he only wanted to be accepted by Artoria. He only wanted to be called "son" by the King.
The final fight.
With both armies dying, the two faced each other on a hill of swords.
"Look around you King Arthur. Your country has ended. Which ever one of us emerges the victor, it matters not. As you see before you, everything is gone. You should have known it would come to this. Had you given to me the crown, this would not have happened. Did you hate me, the son of Morgan, that much?!"
King Arthur emotionlessly replied back.
"Not once did I despise you.
There was only one reason I would not give you the throne.
You didn't have the capacity of a King."
Mordred ran forward, driven on by passion.
Defeated in single combat, Mordred collapsed while still impaled by a spear.
"Never remove it before other people."
Freed from that mask his mother forced on him, and with a face identical to Artoria exposed, he said,
He reached out to touch the King with his blood-soaked hands at least once, but not even that wish was granted as he fell.
 Fate/complete material II: Character material - Weapons: Excalibur’s Sheathe, p.119
Avalon, the Everdistant Utopia. The name of Excalibur’s sheathe, which also holds power as a Noble Phantasm. Aside from healing the user’s wounds and halting their aging, it also turns into a perfect fortress that protects against all physical interference when activated. Even in Arthurian legend, Excalibur’s sheathe is a “magic sheathe”. After Arthur received Excalibur from the fairy of the lake, he was approached by the wizard Merlin, who bequeathed upon him an enchanted sheathe. It is said that as long as he possessed this sheathe, he would not spill so much as a drop of his own blood. As such, it was even more valuable than Excalibur, and its loss to the machinations of his half-sister Morgan Le Faye is connected to King Arthur’s death.
エクスカリバーの鞘は、それ自体が別の宝具"全て遠き理想郷（アヴァロン）"としての力を持つ。所有者の 傷を癒したり老化を停滞させたりできるほか、展開することですべての物理干渉を防ぐ完璧な要塞 にもなる。 アーサー王伝説でも、エクスカリバーの鞘は"魔法の鞘"である。アーサー王が湖の妖精からエクスカリバーを 授かった後、魔術師マーリンより"この鞘を持つ限り血を流すことがない"という魔法の力を有する鞘がアーサ ー王へ渡された。その価値は武器であるエクスカリバーより貴重であった。ゆえにこの鞘をアーサー王の異父姉 であるモルガン・ル・フエイに奪われたことが、アーサー王の死につながっていく。
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 7: case. Atlas Contract (Lower)
 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Add [Mystic Code/Other], p.097
Add [Mystic Code/Other]
The Mystic Code sealing the Noble Phantasm Rhongomyniad, possessed by Gray.
Created by the Witch Morgan, she based the artificial personality within it on the knight with the least adoration for King Arthur from the Round Table. Thinking about the Atlas Contract Incident, that trick seemed more like a plot to “prevent the return of King Arthur” at that time. It was like a strange trick to say “I’ll help with your revival, but I don’t want it to succeed.”
Before being created, its true form was that of the Logos React Replica. Using the extreme calculative ability inherited from the Seven Superweapons of the Atlas Institute, it continues to seal Rhongomyniad within it. In its released form, it can of course take the shape of a scythe, but also that of a hammer, shield, hook spear, or even a boomerang. It is also able to use its immense calculative ability to display a portion of the power of Rhongomyniad itself. The appearance of the knight in “The Atlas Contract” occurred due to the same theoretical principle. Their personality was a result of a complex merger of that original knight’s and the present day Add’s, so strictly speaking it belonged to neither of them. That was likely why it was able to finally deploy the Pseudo Phantasm.
For Gray, Add was her only friend for a long time.
The name Add comes both from the word “addition” and from the tail end of the word “Rhongomyniad.”
- Fate/Grand Order- Morgan Lines - Translated by ridethelightning469
 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Erosion [Mystic Code], p.099
Penetrating Blade of Gold [Mystic Code]
A Mystic Code in the form of a dagger, passed down in Gray’s hometown.
According to legend, it was handed down to them by the Black Madonna, to be kept until the time of King Arthur’s return. The blade itself possesses the ability to separate the mind and soul from the flesh. It was intended to separate Gray’s mind and soul from her body, allowing the spirit of King Arthur to inhabit her body in the final stages of the ritual.
- Fate/Apocrypha Volume 1: Apocrypha: Great Holy Grail War - Chapter 2
- Fate/Apocrypha Anime - Episode 6: "Knight of Rebellion"
 Fate/Grand Order - Saber Profile [T]
Gaius Julius Caesar - Saber
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Shima Drill
Voice Actor: Ryōtarō Okiayu
Noble Phantasm: B+
Military Tactics: B
Magic Resistance: C
Crocea Mors: Yellow Death
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
One of the greatest heroes of Ancient Rome.
An outstanding sovereign and a general that made a name for himself in the Galian Wars and the Britannia Expedition.
A descendant of the goddess Venus, it has been said that this lady-killer had a child with a fairy that was far from human.
Level 1 Bond
Alignment: True Neutral Gender: Male
Has a habit of repeating similar words three times in a row.
Level 2 Bond
A cunning man. An ambitious person that excels in trickery.
Endowed with a large ambition and frightening intelligence, he is an expert of speech and ingenuity. A genius of incitement.
His superior intellect that brought victory in many battlefields is expressed by possession of a high rank in the Skill Military Tactics.
Level 3 Bond
- Incitement: EX
Caesar's Personal Skill.
Acquisition of the words and gestures to lead the citizens・the masses.
Especially, when employed against an individual, it functions as a sort of mental attack. Extremely powerful.
Level 4 Bond
Rank: B+ Type: Anti-Unit
The golden sword.
In regards to close-range combat, it is endowed with such a power that power that victory is assured from the moment the enemy is seen, but he himself does not feel like drawing his sword.
Level 5 Bond
He loves woman. He also loves Rome, so naturally he also loves Nero.
He loves the world. He also loves Cleopatra.
Despite showing a bold behavior towards his Master, he fundamentally will not betray him. Even the words spoken with mingled sarcasm are advices from the bottom of his heart.
His wish for the Holy Grail is to "reunite with Cleopatra and recognize both her and Caesarion".
Enough of conspiracy. Just let me hug my boy, my boy.
ガイウス・ユリウス・カエサル - セイバー
- Incitement: EX