Penthesilea (ペンテシレイア, Penteshireia?), also known as Berserker of El-Dorado (エルドラドのバーサーカー, Eru Dorado no Bāsākā?), is a Berserker-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
An Amazoness queen in Greek Mythology. The daughter of Ares, starting from the eldest, Hippolyta, whose sash and life were robbed by Heracles, and her younger sister who was kidnapped and wed to Theseus, it is said that she has several more sisters.
After Hector's death, the Amazoness army led by Penthesilea went to assist the Trojans and fought against the Achaean army. And then, Queen Penthesilea ended up in a one-on-one fight against a hero on the enemy side, Achilles. The conclusion is the biggest humiliation at the end of her life.
The Amazon Queen who fought against Achilles during the Trojan War and was killed by his Diatrekhōn Astēr Lonkhē. Since then, because of an awful amount of regret when Achilles killed her with his spear, this had made him hesitant to fight against female opponents.
Penthesilea is summoned in her body about 5–10 years away from her future adulthood figure during the Trojan War, of where she was a "complete incarnation of beauty."
The queen of the strong who combines both strength and nobility. While a Berserker, Penthesilea is completely capable in understanding, as well as employing, military strategies and leadership skills. However—■■■■■■■■. Once "that" is mentioned, everything else becomes trivial, and her every thought is painted over by "that". The only thing she doesn't recognize as "that" is herself (and sometimes, even she herself is one). For that very reason, she is a mad warrior.
Rage beyond rage evaporates her reason, and she can only sneer. At most, she can only spew curses and harassment. And so she pledged. In no matter what form, she will fight again with the man who carved this humiliation into her―to kill him. The woman who will definitely kill Achilles.
Being called "beautiful", Achilles himself was not conscious of saying such a thing. She fought as a warrior. Not to present herself as a "woman". If it had ended with a fight to the death with a true warrior, the hero would surely feel relief upon looking at their enemy. "I won." "I'm glad I didn't die." "There's no need to get up anymore." However―――he still―――
She unconsciously refuses to manifest as the figure of "complete incarnation of beauty" from her later years. As that form was what produced her greatest humiliation, it is seen as "that age holding such beauty is not me at my prime."
When she is not being engulfed by the anger and desire for revenge towards Achilles, she is a stoic and calm female warrior. She is severely brutal against her enemies. Even if one is an ally, she would rage upon them if they were to treat her as a women. Especially taboo are the words “beautiful” and “lovely” due to the trauma she has. A battle frenzy whose identity is her strength as a warrior. Due to being a queen, she is fundamentally arrogant.
Her wish upon the Holy Grail is, obviously, for a rematch against Achilles. She wishes to dispel her old disgrace, and this time once again carry out an one-on-one battle as a true warrior. She treats the Master as someone who shows her the way towards the battlefield and someone who prepares trials for her. Something like, “Now, promptly lead me towards the next battlefield.”
Subspecies Singularity II: Agartha
Penthesilea was summoned by Scheherazade to serve as El Dorado's inauthentic ruler to increase the Agartha Singularity's fictional nature. She and her Amazons war with Ys and the Nightless City being the most aggressive and numerous of all three major power.
She first encounters Ritsuka’s party in a town ruled by the Amazons when she went to investigate the sounds of fighting. She asks Ritsuka who sent them and where they came from, listing every faction in Agartha. She takes Ritsuka’s confusion to her question as a refusal to answer her. She then attacks the groups having decided their identities are inconsequential. She commends them for their bravery and prowess for lasting against her, expect for Fergus who refused to even to defend himself. She therefore decides that they will be taken as slaves for reproduction. However she leaves in a rage upon learning that "he" has appeared in a nearby town.
Later the Amazons launch an assault on the Nightless City. Penthesilea appears before Ritsuka's party when they prepare to escape the front gate. However to their confusion, she rushes past them in a rage towards the castle where Megalos is. She and Megalos fight evenly matched until he leaves. The Amazons take what is left of the city following his rampage.
Penthesilea and her Amazons surround Ritsuka’s party when they attempt to infiltrate El Dorado through the jungle. She knew Scheherazade had joined the Resistance, and used her military knowledge to predict and counter Scheherazade’s stratagem. She declares with Ys and the Nightless City gone, Agartha now belongs to the Amazons. A nation of warriors led by a single queen, where there is no economic or class distinction apart from warrior and royalty. She and her Amazons then fight the group and the Resistance to determine who’s worthy of becoming slaves. Impressed by them, she has her Amazons perform their synchronized war cry to empower themselves. They then begin to kill the men more easily, forcing the group to retreat. Afterwards, Penthesilea learns the casualities on both sides were approximately half. She orders the men who surrendered to be executed. She also permits the taking of any man who still has the will to fight despite being bested in combat. The only exception to that is Megalos.
She boards the group’s ship as it sails through the river towards El Dorado, having sensed Megalos is also there. She attacks him in a rage, calling him Achilles. However, she decides to kill the group, believing they’re keeping her from killing Megalos. To make matters worse, Megalos breaks free of Santa Maria - Drop Anchor‘s chains, forcing the group to fight both Berserkers. The force of the fight eventually destroys the ship sending everyone except Penthesilea into the river.
Penthesilea is soon confronted by the group, along with Megalos who's under their command now, in her throne room. Unlike the previous times, she doesn’t go into an immediate rage upon sensing Megalos; Christopher Columbus assumes it has something with Megalos’ own bloodlust being suppressed. In her madness, though, she sees everyone as Achilles. She and her Amazons then perform their synchronized war cry. However, none of her warriors to come her side because of Astolfo and Chevalier d’Eon’s efforts. Regardless, Penthesilea fights the group and Megalos herself; Her rage recalling her humiliation boosting her stats. After being defeated, Penthesilea realizes Megalos is Heracles, though that changes nothing. Like Achilles, she determines all Greek heroes to the sworn enemy of the Amazons. She recounts all the wrongs her sisters suffered at Heracles and Theseus, vowing to kill them one day. She disappears, cursing all Greek heroes, and saying the Amazons and the goddess of fate will avenge her.
She was mentioned in the Fate/Apocrypha light novel. In a flackback, when Achilles mortally wounded her and then called her beautiful, she became so angry that with her dying breath, she cursed him to eventually use the same spear that killed her to kill someone he loved. The curse is fulfilled when he is forced to kill the maddened Atalanta. She appears briefly in the anime adaptation when Rider of Black activates Akhilleus Kosmos.
Penthesilea one of the strongest heroes in Greek Mythology, and one of three people Achilles never wants to fight again, whether it is before or after his death. The remaining two being Hector and Chiron. Supposing the grown-up version of herself from the Trojan War (generally 5–10 years later in terms of human body age) is summoned, it is believed that she can manifest in the Lancer, Archer, and even Rider classes, however, due to her raging hatred for Achilles, the Berserker class has become the very foundation of her existence as a Heroic Spirit.
In this form she has taken the appearance of her younger self to prevent Achilles from making any comment about her beauty should she lose against him ever again. This hatred for Achilles has also manifested in the form of EX Rank Mad Enhancement, which increases her power and rage when fighting heroes who remind her of Achilles. That's why she didn't heavily overwhelm Astolfo and Chevalier d'Eon in their first encounter and even complimented them as strong, yet she was able to equally match Megalos multiple times, a modified version of Berserker Heracles whose size and strength far outclass the bounds of any normal servant just because he "smelled" like Achilles.
Her primary weapons are the spiked Balls and Chain, but she also attacks using the claws and spikes on her armor. In her third ascension, she gains a pair of Kopis Swords.
- Mad Enhancement (EX Rank): It is possible to reach a mutual understanding with her under normal circumstances. However, her reason blows away when she faces Achilles. As expected, it is also blown away to some extent in regards to the hated Greek heroes. Due to her trauma, there is a possibility for it to be blown away if you call her beautiful.
- Divinity (B Rank): As a demigoddess daughter of the God of War Ares Penthesilea boasts high Divine Spirit aptitude.
- Charisma (B Rank): Having B Rank in this Skill is sufficient to lead a nation as its Queen. The morale of military forces she commands is extremely high.
- Golden Rule (Beauty) (A Rank): Indicates the fate of growing up into an existence that possesses a goddess-like flawless beauty, no matter in which manner she is raised. Supposedly, at the time of the Trojan War, she was endowed with a beauty that would make people mistake her for a true goddess. That is why, when Achilles removed that helmet...
- Roar of the War God (A+ Rank): A roar that awakens the blood of the War God Ares that flows in her body. As if being lead by a war god, allies that stand by her side as warriors are bestowed with bravery by that shout. It has been said that, during the Trojan War, enemies trembled violently at the war cry of the Amazónes troops. When she stands before heroes of Greek Mythology (or possibly those whose origins lays there, making her feel a similar scent), causing her hatred to gush out--- this roar will probably not stop until that life has been wiped out.
Forms and Alternate Versions
- Main article: Amazoness CEO
- Fate/Grand Order material V - Penthesilea, p.202-213
 Fate/Grand Order - Penthesilea (Berserker) Profile [T]
Penthesilea - Berserker
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Yuu Shimamura
Noble Phantasm: A
Golden Rule (Beauty): A
War God Roar: A+
Mad Enhancement: EX
Outrage Amazon: Perish by My Anger, Hero
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
The queen of the strong, possessing both strength and nobility.
However---■■■■■. Once “that” subject is touched upon, no matter how trivial it might have been, everything about her will be painted over by “that”.
Only (or maybe not even) she herself knows what exactly she perceives as “that”.
Therefore, she exists here as a Mad Warrior.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Greek Mythology, Trojan War
Alignment: Lawful Good Gender: Female
An ‘Achilles sure-kill’ woman.
Level 2 Bond
Penthesilea is a queen of the Amazónes (Amazons) from Greek Mythology. A daughter of Ares, supposedly she has several sisters - including Hippolyta, whose belt was stolen by Heracles.
After Hector’s death, the Amazónes troops lead by Penthesilea assisted the Trojan forces and fought against the Achaean army.
And then, Queen Penthesilea ended up having a personal duel against the enemy hero, Achilles. Its conclusion was, for sure, the last and greatest disgrace of her life.
Level 3 Bond
He himself was probably not aware, how he had muttered that she was “beautiful”.
She had fought as a warrior. She had not shown herself as a “woman”. At the end of a mortal combat with a true warrior, a hero should feel relief upon looking at the enemy. “I defeated her”, “I’m glad I didn’t die”, “Don’t you stand up anymore”, etc. And yet... even still, he...
A rage that surpassed all rages caused the evaporation of all emotions and, in the end, all she could do was laugh. At the very least, she could only cast a harassment-like curse.
Level 4 Bond
- Golden Rule (Beauty): A
Indicates the fate of growing up into an existence that possesses a goddess-like flawless beauty, no matter in which manner she is raised.
Supposedly, at the time of the Trojan War, she was endowed with a beauty that would made people mistake her for a true goddess. That is why, when Achilles removed that helmet---
- Mad Enhancement: EX
It is possible to reach a mutual understanding with her under normal circumstances.
However, her reason blows away when she faces Achilles.
As expected, it is also blown away to some extent in regards to the hated Greek heroes.
Due to her trauma, there is a possibility for it to be blown away if you call her beautiful.
- War God Roar: A+
A roar that awakens the blood of the War God Ares that flows in her body.
As if being lead by a war god, allies that stand by her side as warriors are bestowed with bravery by that shout.
It has been said that, during the Trojan War, enemies trembled violently at the war cry of the Amazónes troops.
When she stands before heroes of Greek Mythology (or possibly those whose origins lays there, making her feel a similar scent), causing her hatred to gush out--- this roar will probably not stop until that life has been wiped out.
Level 5 Bond
"Perish by My Anger, Hero"
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
The vengeful thoughts towards Achilles that sleeps within her; the mind of a warrior that seeks strength; the blood of the War God Ares; it momentarily excites all of those and deliberately transforms her into a beast that lost all reason - truly a mad warrior.
Rushing while shouting “Achilleees!” (even if the opponent is not Achilles; it will be so for her at that moment), she will attack with her body and all weapons at her disposal and, at last, deliver the final blow by biting like a true beast.
The ultimate slaughter combat art to be used against Achilles.
She unconsciously refuses to manifest in the form of her later years, which “was perfected to look like an incarnation of beauty”.
Probably because, since said form was what yielded her greatest disgrace, she thinks that “the age when I had such beauty is not my golden age”.
One can infer that, if by any chance she is summoned as her grown up self from the time of the Trojan War (in terms of a typical human’s stage of physical development, that would be 5～10 years later), she would probably manifest in the Lancer, Archer or possibly Rider Classes.
ペンテシレイア - バーサーカー
- Golden Rule (Beauty): A
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Rider of Red, p.038-039
Master: Shirou Kotomine
True name: Achilles
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Noble Phantasm: A+
■ Magic Resistance: C
Cancel spells with a chant below two verses. Cannot defend against Magecraft on the level of High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals.
■ Riding : A+
Creatures on the level of Phantasmal Beast and Divine Beast can be used as mounts. However, that does not apply to members of the Dragon Kind.
■ Battle Continuation: A
Doesn't know when to give up.
Even after being being struck in his weak points, heart and Achilles Heel he continued fighting for a while.
■ Bravery: A+
Ability to nullify mental interference such as coercion, confusion, and glamours.
Also damage in hand-to-hand combat also increases.
■ Goddess's Affection: B
Affection is from his mother, Thetis.
Other than MAN and LUK, all stats are Rank-Up.
■ Divinity: C
Sea Goddess Thetis and human hero Peleus's child.
■ Troias Tragoidia: Tempestuous Immortal Chariot
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Number of Targets: 50 people
Three-horsed chariot. Posiden the sea god, bestowed two immortal divine horses, the other, a great horse, was pillaged from a city. He tramples through the battlefield with godspeed. Increase is speed is also proportional to increase in damage dealt. At the highest speed it is just like a giant galloping lawnmower.
■ Dromeus Cometes: Comet Form
Type: Anti-Unit (Self) Noble Phantasm
Maximum Number of Targets: 1 Person
A Noble Phantasm whose activation is usually triggered by stepping out of "Tempeteous Immortal Chariot."
It is an embodiment of the legend that he is the fastest among all heroes of all eras.
He can run through a giant battlefield in one breath, obstacles on the field will not slow him down.
It must expose his weak-point, the Achilles Heel, however there aren't many heroic spirits that can keep up with his speed.
■ Andres Amarantos: Amaranth of the Brave
Type: Anti-Unit (Self) Noble Phantasm
Maximum Number of Targets: 1 Person
Other than the heel, his mother, goddess Thetis, gave him immortality.
Any type of attack is nullfied. A person with a certain rank or above in the skill Divinity would negate this effect.
■ Diatrekhōn Astēr Lonkhē: Spear-tip of the Star Traversing the Skies
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Max Targets: 1 person
A Noble Phantasm that becomes usable when dismounted from Troias Tragōidia.
A long spear that Chiron sent as a wedding gift to Achilles's parent's.
For the purpose of allowing fellow Heroic Spirits a one on one match, an area that is comparable to a Reality Marble is construction.
Because he has not been summoned as a Lancer, one part of the spear's ability, a curse of mortality, has been lost.
Also, because he killed the Amazon Queen Penthesilea with this spear, he cannot invoke the true name against female opponents due to an awful amount of regret.
■ Akhilleus Kosmos: The Azure Sky Enclosing this Small World
Type: Barrier Noble Phantasm
Max Targets: 1 person
A defense type, bounded field Noble Phantasm that is comparable to Rho Aias. A shield said to be constructed by the god of smithing, Hephaestus. The world that Achilles saw. The outer circumference portion has a swirling ocean currents because of the sea god.
To oppose this shield is the same as making a world your opponent.
Can protect from Anti-Fortress, Anti-Country, Anti-God Noble Phantasms.
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 16: Women of Agartha
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 15: The Story Comes to Fruition
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 4: Resistance
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 3: At the Amazon Village
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 8: The Brilliant Fortress City
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 9: Temporary Retreat
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 10: Invading El Dorado
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 11: Flames of Progress
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean Society, Section 13: Decisive Battle in El Dorado
- Fate/Apocrypha - Episode 22: "Reunion and Farewell"
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Hektor [Person's name], p.183 [T]
Hector [Person's name]
The greatest rival of Rider of Red, Achilles, during his lifetime. He was the strongest hero on the side of Troy during the Trojan War. Also, his younger brother Paris is the perpetrator who caused the Trojan War to happen.
He is the exact opposite of Achilles as a hero, a bearded middle-age man who likes to play the fool. He refers to himself as “mister” (old man) in his speech, and always fights on the battlefield with an easygoing attitude.
He’s ruthless, but not cruel; skilled, yet not gifted. He faced other famous heroes besides Achilles, without retreating a single step… or not; rather, he would often retreat two or three steps and then strike the enemy when their guard’s down, before running away again, and just when they think he’s far away, he throws mud at them; a-anyway, he prided himself at being the strongest when it comes to siege battles.
He uses dual long-sword/throwing spear called Durindana, and by throwing it he managed to pierce through six of the barriers of “Rho Aias: Seven Rings that Cover the Fiery Heavens”, which boasts the greatest rank of toughness against projectiles.
In order to settle things once and for all with him, Achilles challenged him to a sink-or-swim duel, where he temporarily gave up his immortality. Unable to resist the temptation of getting the chance to take Achilles’ life, Hector accepted the one-on-one duel and was defeated by a paper-thin difference in skill.
To Achilles, Hector is one of the top three people he never wants to fight again, whether it is before or after his death. The remaining two are Penthesilea and Chiron.
- Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: Section 11 Flames of Progress
- Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: Section 13 Decisive Battle in El Dorado
- Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: Section 3 At the Amazon Village
- Fate/Grand Order - Agartha: Section 8 The Brilliant Fortress City