- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
An elite general of Heaven, the Marshal of the Central Altar: Prince Nezha. Although befallen a tragic death in the mortal world, her rebirth occurred through a lotus flower. Famed for defeating and sealing the demons of the Ninety-Six Caverns, and is the greatest rival (self-proclaimed) of the Great Sage Equal to Heaven, Sun Wukong.
Originally known by the name of Nalakūbara, a lower tier deity of Hindu mythology as well as the guardian god of Buddhism, he was eventually conveyed to China and became accepted into Taoism as the God of Young Boys. In modern days, she has been worshipped by many across central China and the East Asian regions. He debuted as a major character in "The Investiture of the Gods". In “Journey to the West”, she was first seen intercepting Sun Wukong who was causing a rampage across the heavens, subsequently being sent by the Heavenly Emperor to assist the group of Xuanzang Sanzang during their trip on multiple occasions.
Born with a gem that was dropped down to the human world by an immortal of Mt. Kunlun, Taiyi Zhenren as her core, Nezha has an awkward existence as both a human and an immortal. While she was growing up in the human world, she was not a bad child, but was arrogant and violent. Accused of polluting the river, she killed the accusing god and even his superior god. Soon after, as she was blamed for bringing disaster to her human parents, she was compelled to commit suicide.
She is considered to be a doll made entirely of Paopei, where she would be called a Noble Phantasm Human. From birth, she had magical items such as the Qian-Kun Quan (Universe Ring) and the Hun-Tian Ling (Red Armillary Sash). Nezha subsequently received other magical items from Taiyi Zhenren: the Demon-Slaying Sword, the Phantom-Slaying Blade, the Ghost-Binding Rope, the Evil-Conquering Staff, the Embroidered Sphere, the Wind Fire Wheels, as well as the Fire-Tipped Spear.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
Nezha’s verbal expression is awkward, and she has a robotic and childish aura to her. As a messenger sent by the Buddha, she tries to be thoroughly strict to evil and just to the masses. She intuitively probes about one’s goodness and wickedness. Being one who does not keep up with social norms, there are some times where she would completely rush into a situation as who she is without knowing the circumstances of the incident taking place.
Nezha regrets her past where she hated her father – the Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King – and furiously confronted him, especially when the latter was just trying to take care of his child tenderly.
Nezha secretly dreams of another meeting with the Great Sage Equal to Heaven, and she wants to have a showdown with him.
Attitude towards the Master[edit | edit source]
Very devoted. Regarding wicked matters however, Nezha shakes her head in silence out of opposition to them.
Connections to Other Characters[edit | edit source]
- Xuanzang Sanzang
- “No matter where you are. Your heart is always travelling. Travelling. Is nice… But, that person’s destiny. Is to jump into danger, huh? … Haaa.”
- Lü Bu
- “Horse… Robot? Lü Bu is Lü Bu. Yeah.”
- Red Hare
- “… HORSE! THOU ART A HORSE!!”
- Tawara Touta
- “Xuanzang Sanzang’s. Disciple? In some way… you look like Monkey, yes? Ah. Sorry.”
- Robin Hood
- “Robin. Green Archer. Speaks off-hand. And is forlorn. Though. It is fine. If you leave at least your back to him.”
- “Abby. Friend. Although you are far away. You are also nearby.”
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Sanzang of the Stars Goes to Tianzhu[edit | edit source]
Nezha makes her first appearance in this event.
Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Summoned as a Lancer, Nezha carries a strong personality as a guardian of Buddhism as seen in "Journey to the West". Perhaps she could have been a Berserker if she was summoned as the Nezha that lived just before committing suicide, where she had the brutality of a cruel nature. Nezha is said to be equal to Sun Wukong.
She is excellent at sensing evil intentions and spirits, even surpassing Circe's Bounded Field in that regard. Other characters speculate that Nezha isn't sensing evil exactly, but something more primal, like hostility.
According to Li Shuwen, her bangles are the Universe Ring, which she uses as projectile weaponry fired from her arms.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Magic Resistance (A Rank): Nullifies magecraft spells that are Rank A or below. It is effectively impossible for modern mages to wound Nezha, a Divine General of the Heavenly Realm.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Taoist Techniques (A Rank): By exercising the Taoist Arts, Nezha can manage the numerous Magic Tools [Paopei] that she inherited from Taiyi Zhenren.
- Spirit Pearl (A Rank): For Nezha, it is not her Spiritual Core, but the Precious Pearl buried inside her that acts as the main part of her body. Therefore, Nezha will continue to resurrect unless this Precious Pearl is completely destroyed.
- Protection of Tathāgata (B Rank): Nezha’s body was given to her by Shakyamuni Tathagata, and its adjustments were done by Taiyi Zhenren. Simultaneously, this body seals her “Three Heads and Six Arms” technique, and it additionally plays a role in controlling Nezha’s rampages.
Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Development[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Grand Order - Nezha (Lancer) Profile [T]
Nezha - Lancer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Takao Aotsuki
Voice Actor: Yui Ogura
Noble Phantasm: A
Taoism Arts: A
Numinous Pearl: A
Divine Protection of Tathagata: B
Magic Resistance: A
Di Fei Shuang Ling, Huo Jian Qiang
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
The foremost elite military commander of Heavens, Marshal of the Central Altar・Crown Prince Nezha.
She was reborn from a lotus flower after meeting a gruesome death in the world of mortals.
Boasting the military achievement of sealing away the apparition of Jiushiliu Dong, she is the greatest rival of the Great Sage Equal to Heaven・Sun Wukong (or so she thinks).
Level 1 Bond
Source: “Investiture of the Gods”, “Journey to the West”, etc.
Alignment: Neutral Good Gender: Female
Level 2 Bond
Originally a minor deity from Hindu mythology called Nalakuvara, she was transmitted across China as a guardian deity of Buddhism, becoming the boy god・Crown Prince Nezha by being adopted into Taoism. Even now, she is intimately worshiped in the East Asia region centered on China.
Appears in the “Investiture of the Gods” as a central character.
In the “Journey to the West”, she was recruited to subjugate *** as he rampaged in Heavens and was often dispatched by Shangdi in order to help in the travel of Xuanzang’s party.
Level 3 Bond
Di Fei Shuang Ling, Huo Jian Qiang(1)
Rank: A Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
An incandescent charge attack in which she dashes up to the sky with the Feng Huo Lun(2)’s super-acceleration and then literally becomes one with her spear for a charging descent.
A bold move in which Nezha (who conjectured a decisive match with Great Sage Equal to Heaven・Sun Wukong) attempts to draw maximum power of her Noble Phantasm as a Lancer - the Huo Jian Qiang.
Level 4 Bond
To begin with, Nezha is not a human.
Rather, she is an existence somewhat between a human and an Xian, born by making the Cintamani stone that the Xian of Mt. Kulun, Taiyi Zhenren, dropped on the world of mortals as her core.
Other than the Paopei (treasures) that she was said to possess from the moment of her birth - the Qian Kun Quan (Universe Ring) and Hun Tian Ling (Red Armillary Sash) - Taiyi Zhenren also bestowed Nezha with Paopei at every opportunity. Those are the “Zhan Yao Jian”, “Kan Yao Dao”, “Fu Yao Suo”, "Jiang Mo Chu” “Tou Qiu”, “Feng Huo Lun” and “Huo Jian Qiang” (Fire-tipped Spear).
Level 5 Bond
Afterwards, despite many turns and twists, Nezha was resurrected as spirit of a lotus flower. Her revival had the assistance of not only Taiyi Zhenren, but also Shakyamuni.
Having been summoned as a Lancer, she is deeply tinged with the personality as a guardian of Buddhism that appears in the “Journey to the West”. Were she summoned as Nezha’s cruel disposition, from right before she committed suicide, she would probably have turned into a Berserker.
...incidentally, Taiyi Zhenren was very indifferent regarding the gender of his creation. To begin with, he treated Nezha as a child that had yet to develop any secondary sexual characteristics.
In other words, Nezha’s body after being revived ended up being configured with a different gender from that of her previous life, but by then it was already too late.
This is the reason why Nezha displays an awkward attitude towards the topic of gender, even though she has pride on her own body’s origins and performance.
(1) roughly, “Earth Rook Clear Spirit, Fire-tipped Spear”
(2) Wind Fire Wheels
哪吒 - ランサー
- Fate/Grand Order material VI - Nezha, profile translated by Kinalvin