Okita Souji Alter (沖田総司 オルタ, Okita Sōji (Oruta)?), Class Name Alter Ego (アルターエゴ, Arutā Ego?), is a Counter Guardian appearing in the Imperial Capital Holy Grail Strange Story of Fate/KOHA-ACE. She is also an Alter Ego-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. There is also a parody form known as Devil Saber.
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Identity[edit | edit source]
Okita Souji (Alter) (沖田総司〔オルタ〕, Okita Sōji (Oruta)?), also known as Devil Okita Souji Alternative (魔神・沖田総司・オルタナティブ, Majin Okita Sōji Orutanatibu?) and Okita Alter (沖田オルタ?). The swordmaster group Shinsengumi became legendary in the Bakumatsu period, and Okita Souji was said to be strongest among them. And she is an alter ego of Okita Souji. She is a Counter Guardian formed through Sakura Saber's spiritual foundation taking in a Holy Grail filled with Seven Servants and being supported by the Counter Force.
In Fate/Grand Order, her background was retconned to reveal that Okita Souji was originally born prematurely and would have died shortly after being born, but the prayers of her sister allowed her to make a contract with the World, which arranged for her body to be used as a Counter Guardian. This version of Okita had a intentionally deteriorated Saint Graph, which was set to self-destruct to ensure the destruction of a major threat to the World at the expense of Okita Alter's existence.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
She appears as a young teenage girl with long white hair, tied back at either side with red tassels. She wears a red and black dress bearing similarity to a short kimono and long European style coat, complete with high collar held closed by a rope tassel. She appears to wear long stockings.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Due to the circumstances of her creation, Okita Alter came into being with the mentality of a newborn and is at first unable to even speak. She lacked the memories and combat prowess of the original Okita as well, which led her to doubt that she was even an Alter until meeting Okita herself.
She is more emotionless than normal due to her support from the Counter Force, but her roots as Okita remain the same. She takes on a "hitman attitude that will kill anything", but deeply cares for her Master and believes that it was her love for them that allowed her to survive what was thought to be her certain destruction. She is also highly aware that her current existence remains unstable, and so seeks to make good use of the time she has left to her.
In terms of her likes and dislikes, she has stated in her My Room Lines that she enjoys Oden, even to a point where she would hesitate to destroy the Holy Grail after she found out she could wish for Oden during the summer. When asked about her dislikes, the only thing that came to her mind was when she participated in a raffle and didn’t win anything. She stated that “drawing nothing but blanks was really mortifying in reality”. Both of these likes and dislikes could be related to her parody version, Devil Saber (Parody)’s likes and dislikes as both enjoy Oden. Devil Saber (Parody)’s dislike is “When no Rares drop after rolling 10 Gachas”. This can be related to Okita Alter’s dislike toward drawing blanks, even in terms of store lotteries.
Okita Alter also cares deeply for her master for “granting her a life that should have never been possible”. She has expressed her gratitude multiple times in the My Room Lines for everything her master has given her. But besides these three things, and a wish to wear clothes like Berserker Nobu, she holds most other things and people at a rather neutral opinion.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Koha-Ace[edit | edit source]
As Sakura Saber, Demon Archer, and Lancer face Caster and the Neo Fuhrer, they find themselves unable to defeat it. Archer kills Lancer, tells Saber to use the Grail, and then dies herself. Saber takes the Grail into herself and becomes Devil Saber. She then defeats Caster and the Neo Fuhrer. Okita returns to normal after and brings a small Archer back with her.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
GUDAGUDA Far East Devil Battlefront 1945[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
In combat, Devil Saber wields Purgatory Sword (煉獄剣?): Majin-san Assault, "a cool black katana." The name "Purgatory" is something that was arbitrarily attached and originally it was an unsigned mysterious armament. Somehow it seems to possess an autonomous will, its performance changing considerably according to the user's mood. When the user's condition is good, the center of the sword's blade shines with a crimson light. It seems to be pleased with the purgatory name.
Her combat style mostly takes Okita's as its base, but she has her own unique additions, including a Magic Resistance rank high enough for someone made under the premise of fighting against the supernatural and an area-of-effect attack for annihilation purposes. On the heat of battle, she tried throwing her sword once, but she learned not to do that because it angered Purgatory. But she still sometimes forgets and throws it. She’s the Okita Souji that can shoot beams.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
She possess Independent Action at A Rank - It is possible to act independently as a Counter Guardian. It possesses a high rank because it was adjusted for the goal of manifesting in a hopeless situation, to annihilate the target after they finished their move, or to vanish by simultaneously striking one another with the enemy.
She also possess Magic Resistance at B Rank - Unlike the original Okita, under the assumption that one were to fight a paranormal entity, a magic resistance suitable for the Saber-class was preserved. By the way, her poor health's been overcome. Unfair? Even if you say that...
Personal Skills/Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Devil Saber possesses twelve special moves.
- Decisive Blade - Endless Three-Stage (絶剱・無穹三段?), a move firing "infinite light" that defeats Maxwell's Demon and the Neo Fuhrer, blowing away its very concept. In the context of Fate/Grand Order, it is considered her Noble Phantasm.
- Furthest Earth (極地?), "a mysterious dimension maneuver." The ultimate stepping technique which enables perfect movement through any space.
- Boundlessness (無辺?): The boundless light shining on everything through the whole world. The golden aurora that will destroy the Tenma.
- Persistence (不断?): The unceasing light illuminating the path through the endless battles. This is the proof of the memories of those days.
Development[edit | edit source]
Comment from Illustrator[edit | edit source]
Who would have thought she was such an airhead character… The concept for the first Ascension is a dark, Gundam MK-2-like Okita. The second Ascension is a what-if scenario for where she fought on the Goryoukaku. And the third Ascension is her final battle mode as a Counter Guardian. Purgatory, her sword taller than herself, was designed by Shimaudon. (Takashi Takeuchi)