- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
A magic queen who held the throne in the Sixth Dynasty of ancient Egypt, even if only for a short time. A person who lived around the 22ndCentury BC. Strangely, she has the same name with an ancient queen of Babylon. It has been assumed that she caused all the influential men who deliberately murdered her beloved brothers to die by drowning, and then took her own life after accomplishing her revenge.
Her throne, which became the seat for puppet Pharaohs due to the hands of influential people who made light of the gods, was smeared with blood more often than it being something to give praise to the splendor of the gods. However, Nitocris, who became a Pharaoh, could stop forgetting the regrets of the preceding young kings, who were her brothers, that were altogether murdered by the hands of the influential people, and the throne of the Pharaoh, worthy of splendor, was played with by the lower classes; she couldn’t forgive that.
————"Punishment, for disrespectfully playing with even the seat of the Pharaoh, who serves as the ruler and is worthy to be god."
————"Punishment, for committing treason in vain by putting your hands on my beloved brothers."
Although she obediently abided with the enthronement for a short while, Nitocris advanced a “plan” in secret to kill altogether the influential people. She opened a banquet in order to gather them, the treasonous people who showed irreverence, into an enormous basement that was constructed, and in the middle of their intoxication, she filled the basement with a massive amount of water drawn in from the Nile River, killing every single person through drowning, thus having accomplished her revenge.
Afterwards, it is said that Nitocris chose to commit suicide promptly without making arrangements for her rebirth after death as a Pharaoh.
Although she was said to be the last Pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty, there is no discovery of a positive proof that she clearly existed, even up to the present day, so she is also viewed as a “queen in legends”. However, the Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th Century BC wrote down her existence in the “Histories”, written as the world’s first history book.
Beyond her gentle smile, Nitocris possesses absolute confidence as a Pharaoh. The “Was” sceptre wielded in her hand is a symbol of royal authority, while simultaneously, it is the same sceptre held by the ancient Egyptian gods; it is also a magical Mystic Code that possesses a powerful Mystery. The gods blessed her to have a strong will and pride. Gifted the power of the skies, and gifted the power of the underworld, she was bestowed enough power to conduct her revenge. Was it a section of the Nile River, as written down by Herodotus, that she really used to kill her bitter enemies that she invited to the basement, or was it a torrent of evil spirits overflowing from her bronze mirror of darkness, given to her by the gods, that killed them? After death, Nitocris did not proceed towards the “Eternal Paradise” that is in the afterlife of ancient Egypt. Consequently, she committed suicide without even making arrangements of her rebirth.
Nitocris materialized as a Servant, or so she thinks. The previous Pharaohs who died some time ago before herself, her beloved brothers: did they really make their entry onto the road that leads into the “Eternal Paradise”? She at least doesn’t know since she herself didn’t arrive there. If it is the case that, at least, they are Pharaohs, let that thought be true. Truly, the Pharaoh Ozymandias, the dazzlingly beautiful Pharaoh; wherever he is, that brilliance reaches the gods————
If they live on as eternal existences, undoubtedly, the souls of her brothers will be rescued by that power.
Nitocris is a dark-skinned young woman with purple hair, and wears very revealing clothing with Anubis-like ears, golden earrings, and an elaborate necklace.
Fundamentally, Nitocris is a wise and graceful woman, always being calm towards crises and dangers, and she possesses the emotional strength and intelligence to make it possible for her to deduce the very best move… or that is expected of her, but there is a reason why she repeatedly jumps to the wrong conclusion and why she is often short-tempered. It is because she has a fierce will burning brightly inside of her heart.
Even if she was a queen who was pushed up as a puppet, Nitocris is still a child of god, and she properly possesses the self-awareness of being a Pharaoh, a ruler who reaches for godhood————or so it should be; but she ends up cowering before great Pharaohs such as the Sun King Ozymandias and the King of Conquerors Iskandar.
Consequently, Nitocris massacred the influential people who tried to turn the Pharaoh into an influential tool. The reason why she killed them is not only because she wanted vengeance for her brothers, but because the splendor that is the Pharaoh should not be defiled by the lower classes, and that is surely no doubt for the sake of the Pharaohs that will continue to exist for the next millennia and beyond————
The wish she wants to make on the Holy Grail is “for my brothers to live peacefully in the Eternal Paradise.” For Nitocris who became a Heroic Spirit, she does not know if her assassinated brothers had made their entry onto the road that leads into the “Eternal Paradise” in the afterlife of ancient Egypt without any problems and as should be expected; therefore, she has no choice but to wish.
- Darius III
- "It isn’t me. I am a different person from Queen Nitocris of Assyria who left the key to the treasure storehouse of Babylon in her tomb. So, please do not look over here while roaring like that. (Whispering)"
- "It isn’t me. I am a different person from Queen Nitocris of Assyria who left the key to the treasure storehouse of Babylon in her tomb. So, please do not stare at me like you’re keeping an eye on a thief with that sort of manner. Also, being over-familiar towards Pharaoh Ozymandias is disrespectful! (Whispering)"
- "King of Kings, the true Pharaoh. It is my utmost honor if you allow yourself to receive me, this Nitocris, into a relationship with you as your retainer. I want to tell you, how much I am thankful… There is no way an opportunity for this will happen. I cannot tell this. Mmmmmm."
- Xuanzang Sanzang
- "I do not especially want to brawl. But violence is violence. That was disrespectful."
- "Ah. Let me see, I have some excellent tea leaves on hand… so if it’s good, how about you hang out with me together?"
Sixth Singularity: Camelot
Nitocris is captured by Hassan of the Hundred Faces and her compatriots from Ramesseum Tentyris. She is rescued by Ritsuka’s party, but she mistakes them as her captors. Despite her fatigue, she fights them and summons a sphinx. She refuses to believe the group rescued her out of altruism. She also cannot trust them because Mash’s armor is same as the knights from the Holy City of Camelot. Bedivere then arrives to help against the sphinx and slays it with Airgetlám. He tells Nitocris that the group truly rescued her, having witnessed it himself. He warns he’ll fight her and she may lose standing with Ozymandias if she refuses to believe. Nitocris question the group’s altruistic actions since they aren’t Egyptian citizens. She realizes the Saracens could be the only culprits though after Bedivere asks if the knights of the Holy City had reason to abduct her. Realizing her error, Nitocris brings the group to Ramesseum Tentyris as a show of gratitude.
After Nitocris clears the sandstorm, Bedivere departs from the group. Nitocris warns the group she needs to return to the temple before evening, otherwise she’ll be considered kidnapped. She asks them to protect until they reach the temple since her clearing of the sandstorm allowed monsters to invade the desert. Da Vinci lies that she and the others are travelling performers, but Nitocris is suspicious of their origin. Nitocris reveals Ozymandias summoned her, and she explains he quickly rose to power after being summoned. Others oppose him though, such as Saracens in the mountains. Da Vinci mentions Jerusalem as another opponent, but Nitocris reveals Jerusalem was destroyed. Finding their lack of knowledge suspicious, Nitocris summons a sphinx as a trial for the group to prove their innocence. After the purposely weakened sphinx retreats, Nitocris says they passed, and they continue to the temple.
Inside the temple, Nitocris brings the group to Ozymandias’ throne room. She tells them to bow before Ozymandias, claim he may awaken from his weariness and speak with them. Ozymandias confesses his knowledge of Chaldea already repairing five Singularities so far and shows he possesses the Holy Grail. But he isn’t Solomon’s ally, having seized it from the Crusaders after being summoned into the era. He then orders Nitocris to summon efreets to attack the group. After the battle, Ozymandias calls the group an enemy since they seek his Grail. He reveals the era collapsed long before Chaldea arrived, as the Crusades never occurred. Da Vinci accuses him of being the distortion that caused the era’s collapse, but he corrects her that the Lion King was responsible for it.
After a feast, Nitocris escorts the group back to the temple’s entrance. She calls Ozymandias ruthless yet generous to the courageous when Mash and Da Vinci note the supplies and materials he provided them. She thinks Ozymandias took a liking to them because of Ritsuka’s aura, believing their easygoing personality resembles an old friend of his. However, she warns they will be killed if they ever return. She then asks Mash if she is afraid of fighting, having sensed her true nature. Mash is unable to answer, but Nitocris is sure it’s something to be proud of while suspecting Ozymandias would rebuke it as weakness. However, Mash differs from herself, as Mash fights without deceiving herself despite her fear. Nitocris also confesses her jealously of Ritsuka and Mash’s mutually supportive relationship. She then returns to the temple’s interior, warning the group to be careful after they leave the desert.
As Ritsuka's party are being attacked by Lancelot and his knights as they search the desert for the Atlas Institute, Nitocris manifests a giant illusion of herself. This distracts the knights enough for the group to escape. Nitocris later apologizes to Ozymandias for aiding the group. She believes he was right in sealing away the Grail to prevent others from getting it when he questions his decision to isolate himself with it. She calls Heroic Spirits greedy beings except for him, as he alone didn’t seek the Grail. Ozymandias offers her the Grail, but she rejects it. He then orders her to go sever the weakness in her.
Nitocris confronts Ritsuka’s party when they come to the temple to gain Ozymandias’ cooperation. She calls Rhongomyniad powerless before her mirror, so she’ll protect the temple no matter how many times the holy lance is launched at it. She then fights them to see if they’re worthy of an audience with Ozymandias. They defeat her, so she allows them to meet with Ozymandias. After recovering, she returns to the throne room just in time to see Ozymandias changing back from Amun-Ra. Ozymandias orders her to fight alongside him against the group to prove they’re worthy of his cooperation. After being defeated, he gives the Grail to Mash, and agrees to lend his sphinxes for the assault on Camelot.
When Rhongomyniad's true form, the Tower at the Ends of the World, manifests at Camelot, Nitocris comments to Ozymandias that his prophecy came true. Then, on his orders, she activates the temple's Great Lightbulb Dendera to attack the Tower. She tells him to focus on controlling it, while she focuses on defending if Rhongomyniad is launched at them. However, the attack is blocked by the magical walls surrounding Camelot, so Ozymandias uses his own Spirit Origin to accelerate the temple towards the city. After the walls are destroyed, Nitocris uses Anpu Neb Ta Djeser to block the Tower's counterattack. Ozymandias uses that chance to crash the temple into the Tower to destroy it. With Nitocris’ mirror broken and Ozymandias having used all of his energy, the two pharaohs disappear.
Final Singularity: Solomon
Summer Event: Dead Heat Summer Race!
Summer Event: Death Jail Summer Escape
Fate/Grand Order Arcade
Lost Jerusalem: Knight Order's Esteemed Expedition
- Territory Creation (A Rank): Creates a “Workshop” that is an advantageous position to oneself as a magus. Because she possesses Rank A in this skill, it is possible to create a “Temple”, which is superior to a “Workshop”.
- Item Construction (B+ Rank): Produces devices that carry magical energy. Nitocris is restricted to only being able to produce devices related to Egyptian magic. Many tools and devices manufactured with modern magecraft, such as golems, homunculi, miracle drugs, etc., are objects that even resembles the ones in Egyptian magic, but the ones in Egyptian magic are also by far more specialized in its versatility, and the color of its magic is darker. Because of this Skill, the tools and items created by Nitocris always have holy inscriptions engraved on them.
- Divinity (B Rank): Nitocris is regarded as a child of the Sky God Horus. As such, she boasts high Divine Spirit aptitude. The Pharaoh is the ruler that reigns over the people of ancient Egypt on the land they govern, while simultaneously, it is a person who reaches the gods, attaining godhood. That being the case, they exist as a god more than as a ruler. A pharaoh has his divinity change in accordance with factors such as the era and etc.
- Egyptian Magecraft (A Rank): Denotes one’s ownership of the Magic Crest of ancient Egypt. The owner of this Skill is given a plus modifier towards checks related to necromancy magic.
- High-Speed Divine Words (B Rank): The ability to speak magical incantations at an accelerated speed. By using a language from the Age of Gods, Great Magic can be cast at the speed of Single-Action spells.
- Affection of the Sky God (B Rank): A Pharaoh’s Divinity changes in accordance to the era, etc., but she is regarded as a child of the Sky God Horus, as well as his incarnation.
Her Noble Phantasm is Anpu Neb Ta Djeser. Nitocris describes this as a mirror that reflects the netherworld, or maybe the figure of a spiritual world of darkness, but the details are unknown. There is also the possibility that it projects her mind. A mirror that projects things that do not exist in reality. It does not function as an optical mirror. What is reflected is nothing but grotesque and dreadful darkness that is constantly repulsive. Nitocris describes this as a mirror that reflects the netherworld, or maybe, the figure of a spiritual world of darkness, but the details are unknown. Whether it is indeed the extension of the dark abyss of the underworld, or a demonic prison manufactured by the ancient Egyptian gods, or nothing more than something forming due to the magical power welling up inside of her, what spectacle really exists on the opposite side of the mirror?
Forms and Alternate Versions
A mysterious being has appeared in Chaldea. That sacredness, that brilliance, who could this majestic figure be?! There appears to be some resemblance to a certain figure from ancient Egyptian Mythology, but...?
Nitocris, embarrassed by herself. Feeling deep shame in having acted with insolence around Pharaoh Ozymandias, "I can no longer show my face!", and so she has covered herself under her robes and assumed the guise of Medjed. However, there is some pride hidden in her heart as a Pharaoh. This is simply just embarrassment felt when she faces the other Pharaohs.
As she changed her outfit, for some reason, her Saint Graph transformed as well. Becoming one of the Assassin-class, her Noble Phantasm also changed but... the character is still the usual Nitocris herself. Quick to draw to conclusions, short-tempered, and absent-minded are still her usual patterns. A peaceful continuity of events.
Her attitude towards the Master hasn't changed. In any case, Nitocris views the Master as an "allied partner". By the way, if the Ishtar Cup is safely completed, "might as well make this sacred royal garment into a summer dress", is what Nitocris has been absentmindedly thinking but... by the time she realized, her outfit had changed according to her thoughts.
Whether this strange phenomenon will be discussed among the Chaldea staff as "Medjed's Benedictions", or whether it won't be discussed...
- Presence Concealment (A Rank): She’s there but can’t be found anywhere. Nitocris, who took the appearance of Medjed, is endowed with a high rank of the Presence Concealment skill.
- Divinity (B+ Rank): Measures divine attitude. Perhaps the rank has increased because she’s taking the appearance of Medjed, she can’t tell the truth with certainty.
- White Imperial Garments (A Rank): The white imperial garments (for some reason, read as mizo instead of gyoi) Nitocris wears. It is said that these garments are proof of Medjed’s protection and affection. Since it’s a personal statement, it’s unknown if it’s true.
- Beach Panic (EX Rank): What’s that……? What the……? Whether it’s by the protection of Medjed or by whatever, Nitocris, who is wearing the white imperial garments, gathers strange looks from the public.
- Royal Road of the Hot Sands (A Rank): A skill derived from Imperial Privilege. With this skill, Nitocris has obtained close combat skills she shouldn’t have any future at. It’s possible that she came up with something after seeing Cleopatra's Pharaoh Martial Arts.
Creation and Conception
Comment from Illustrator
"There was a beautiful tanned Egyptian Pharaoh girl in the design plot, so I accepted to design her as soon as I knew this and crammed a bunch of Egyptian-like symbols on her. Hey, I personally thought I completed the design in a simple and well-coherent manner. As a matter of fact, in the middle of this work, there was a revision to the design of her third stage Ascension as her rarity was changed from a 3☆ into a 4☆, and at that time, I received a draft plan of her design from the director, so between you and me, it resulted in her third stage design as you see now. (The original design has little skin exposure.) However, she was blessed with a role in Chapter 6 of the story, and there was also the influence from 'Chaldea Radio' who Miss Minami Tanaka, the voice actress in charge of Nitocris, is responsible for, so she grew into a character loved by everyone, more than what I had thought; every time it becomes this topic, I believe that it is 'nice to be able to receive a design you can do.'"
- Fate/Grand Order material IV - Nitocris, p.090-101, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Grand Order Profile of Nitocris, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm, Section 1: Welcomed by the Sand
- Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm, Section 2: Supper of the Sun King
- Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm, Section 13: To the Desert of Atlas
- Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm, Section 15: The God King Ozymandias
- Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm, Section 17: Replica
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 07: VI / Spy Satellite Amon
- Fate/Grand Order - Nitocris interlude 01: Pharaoh Nitocris
- Fate/Grand Order Profile of Nitocris (Swimsuit), translated by roadromancer at Reddit.
- Fate/Grand Order material V Nitocris (Assassin)'s profile translated by King of Padoru