The brother of Hector. The sheep that follows him is in fact, the Greek god Apollo. Paris is the younger brother of the Hero of Troy and member of the Nine Worthies Hector, who stole Helen away from King Menelaus (though it was promised by a goddess), causing the Trojan War. Struggling with Hector, even after his brother died, Paris played an active part in defeating Achilles. Born the son of the King and Queen of Troy, Priam and Hecuba, Paris was abandoned atop Mount Eday, according to a prophecy that "a child born this day would lead Troy to ruin."
But the baby survived on bear's milk, until he was found by Agelaus, (the very man who abandoned Paris by the king's command) who decided to raise him along with his own children. As a side note, the name Paris means "sack," which was given to him after he was carried home in a bag.
Hera offered a throne and wealth, Athena granted victory and wisdom, and Aphrodite promised the most beautiful woman in Greece, Helen of Sparta. In turn, Paris chose Aphrodite. But, Helen was already a wife of Menelaus, so, inevitably, Paris made away with Helen. So the men who once fought to be Helen's husband, after Helen was taken, chose to collaborate to get her back, swearing a pledge to do so. The earliest battle was inevitable,and Troy fell into war with the Greek Allies. It was the beginning of the Trojan War, which it was referred to as later.
Although it is not the height of his physical prowess, Apollo has arbitrarily declared "Paris-chan was the most shining at this time!"and changed him into this state.
Purity, innocence and courage are all aspects of human beings that are positively perceived.
As soon as he knew, that Helen was living in an unhappy marriage, he stole her. There was one aspect of being tempted by the Gods, but in his eyes this was justice. Hector knew that his brother Paris would be troublesome but didn't stop it.
"Whatever the reason, I understand that wars happen only when they happen, and that there is no room for concession as long as each other's pride is at stake."
Paris suffered regret and disappointment during the Trojan War. However, it can be said that he is devoted in a sense, and challenges battle frankly without being reluctant every time he is summoned. But beware of Apollo coming with Paris. He puts Paris in the forefront and doesn't even consider anything else, even the Master...
Paris is an ally during the Atlantis section of the Atlantic Lostbelt. He first appears on Thetis Island being attacked by the Atlantis Border Patrol. He does not have the strength to harm them, and Apollo's observations provide little aid. Paris cries out for his big brother to save him, but he is ironically saved by his old enemy Achilles. Achilles does not recognize Paris' youthful Servant form, mistaking him for a random Heroic Spirit who had learned his identity. He kicks away Paris to keep him safe and release his anger on the guards, handily destroying them but failing to quash his anger. Paris returns and declares he has no desire to be saved by him, of all people. Achilles now recognizes Paris, but is confused by his appearance. Paris himself is equally confused, and asks Apollo to clarify. Apollo declares his youth as a shepherd was considered his prime...in cuteness, that is. While Paris questions the necessity of such things, Achilles asks if the sheep is in fact Apollo, one of the Twelve Machine Gods. When Paris grudgingly affirms this, Achilles mistakes him for a collaborator of the Machine Gods, and prepares to fight him. Paris is hardly pleased, but Apollo notes Achilles has been weakened, and with access to the Theos Klironomia, Paris actually has a chance of winning. With that, the two begin to battle.
During the climactic battle with Artemis, he sacrifices himself, using the power of Apollo to transform himself into an arrow. This fulfills the final requirement for Superhuman Orion to use his third Noble Phantasm, Ortygia Amore Mio, and allows him to destroy Artemis’s main body.
Paris makes a brief appearance in the Prince of Lanling's interlude, alongside Jason. The three of them briefly discuss the fickle nature of the Greek gods and how both their curses and blessings can bring ruin to humans, when Jason compares Lan Ling’s mask to Penthesilea’s previous habit of wearing one and starts cockily going on about her. Paris and Apollo foresee the danger in testing Penthesilea’s notoriously short temper and retreat from the area before she violently and comedically attacks Jason for his arrogance.
Despite willingly charging into battle every time he is summoned Paris is a self proclaimed novice combatant, referring to himself as a weak and unskilled fighter on numerous occasions, often relying on Apollo to assist him in battle in order to fight properly.
Aside from his crossbow, Paris' main method of fighting is by throwing sheep, or having the sheep hold onto each other and using the links as weapons. He also uses them for flight.
- Independent Action (EX Rank): Paris himself does not possess the Independent Action skill, however, because Apollo is attached to his Saint Graph Archer possesses this fearsome ability. At EX rank, Independent Action allows for nearly any act, whether related to combat or otherwise, to be undertaken without support from the Master (short of repeated use of his Noble Phantasm).
- Magic Resistance (B Rank): Rejection of magical energy. Even if targeted by greater magecraft and/or Greater Rituals, it is difficult for him to be affected.
- Eye of the Sun God (Fake) (B+ Rank): Danger evasion through instinct and sixth sense.
It's supposed to be ranked A, but Paris's recklessness drops the rank.
- Affection of the Male God (B Rank): He has received all the love of Apollo. It's a bit annoying, but Paris is happy as such. Almost the same skill as Affection of the Goddess. The degree of curse is similar.
Paris' Noble Phantasms are Troia Velos and Distihia Milya. The former is the crossbow he wields and used to slay Achilles. It is a large, cumbersome weapon that he cannot wield easily, relying on Apollo to steady his aim. The latter is the Golden Apple that caused the Trojan War to begin with. A powerful but dangerous magical artifact that ensnares the mind of the target, it can bring disaster if wielded improperly. Mental resilience is required for resistance.