|Qin Shi Huang|
Also known as Ying Zheng (嬴政?) and dubbed the "Son of Heaven", Qin was noted as the most celebrated figure in Chinese history.
In life, Qin attempted to gain eternal youth and life by becoming a Zhenren through the use of immortality elixir made with Chinese alchemy. Ironically, the repeated long-term use of the failed alchemic elixir had caused Qin to die from fatal mercury poisoning.
Short Story Heroic Spirit Lore ~Jing Ke~
Story detailing Jing Ke's attempted assassination.
Interlude: The Wind Blows, The River Freezes
SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge
- Main article: Qin Shi Huang (Lostbelt)
Interlude: The Arbiter’s Melancholy
Qin Shi Huang appears as a vengeful spirit in a singularity in which he brought his kingdom to ruin. Ritsuka Fujimaru and the Lostbelt Qin face off against him.
In Fate/strange Fake, Mr. and Mrs. Kuruoka obtain the Godfelling Crossbow, a Noble Phantasm and catalyst, to summon Qin Shi Huang as a Servant for the False Holy Grail War. They believe that he will be a Heroic Spirit that requires deference even from the summoner. He is never summoned due to their daughter obtaining Command Spells and her own Servant. Later, inside the dream world of Doomsday Come, Jiao, a spirit related to the crossbow, manifests. They help Tsubaki and give the crossbow to Sigma.
In life, Qin Shi Huang accomplished many great feats that would become the foundation for China's later prosperity. The most notable were centralizing power through a county and prefecture system, creating a consolidated currency and measuring unit, and the establishment of a transportation network. The Qin empire was very much ahead of its time in many ways, however, it collapsed due to political instability after Shi Huang’s death. The subsequent rise and fall of many other dynasties produced a degree of instability that prevented China from making progress as a civilization. Da Vinci claims that if Qin had remained as the sole power in China, there is no doubt that it would have reached a point where it would have easily swallowed up neighboring countries which could, in turn, have sped up humanity’s overall progress considerably.
Creation and Conception
Qin, rather than Jiao, was originally going to appear in the role of the spirit that appears from the Godfelling Crossbow in Fate/strange Fake, planned with the series' original release five years prior. Due to the character appearing in Fate/Grand Order, Narita developed a new character to appear, commenting that it worked out because the new character was fun to write.
- Fate/Grand Order material VIII Qin Shi Huang profile, translated by Konchew
 Fate/Grand Order - Jing Ke (Assassin) Profile [T]
Jing Ke - Assassin
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Keitarou Takahashi
Voice Actor: Atsuko Tanaka
Noble Phantasm: B
Presence Concealment: B
Only For Killing: Nonreturnable Dagger
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
---ten steps remaining, a sure kill.
Jing Ke was an assassin that plotted the assassination of the First Emperor, and fell one step short of accomplishing it.
An individual who could have repainted the history of China, if it weren't for external hindrance.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: Chaotic Good Gender: Female
Transmitted in history as a man.
Level 2 Bond
Jing Ke not only made a living out of assassinations, but also was a hedonist individual who loved reading, swordsmanship, chats with her wise friend and - more than anything - alcohol. Upon receiving a commission from Crown Prince Dan, from the State of Yan, to assassinate the First Emperor, Jing Ke cheerfully accepted and began planning how to assassinate the watchful Emperor.
Level 3 Bond
Having a present to offer the First Emperor, obtaining a knife dipped in poison meant for assassinations, but just before the time for implementing the plan came, Prince Dan began to doubt whatever Jing Ke - who was awaiting for a friend that would throw his life away as an assistant in the assassination - "had not lost her nerve".
Level 4 Bond
Being under suspicion, Jing Ke had no choice but to depart to Qin with a man that the Crown Prince had recommended as her assistant. However, during the assassination attempt, the man who was supposed to support her became unable to move out of fear and Jing Ke had to pursuit the assassination all alone; but maybe due to the Emperor's good luck, she failed to catch him by a narrow margin.
Level 5 Bond
It has been said that, having made her mind, Jing Ke was killed while scorning the First Emperor. Despite being an assassin, Jing Ke returned to dust without being able to accomplish her kill. Still, Jing Ke - who cheerfully accepted the request even while knowing she wouldn't return alive - was an individual who could be described as the world's chivalry.
"Wind blow, river freeze.
The hero fords, never returns!"
--a poem by Jing Ke in the occasion of her parting
荊軻 - アサシン
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- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge - Section 2: Eternal Empire
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