Queen of Sheba (シバの女王, Shiba no Joō?), also called Caster of Midrash (ミドラーシュのキャスター, Midorāshu no Kyasutā?), is a Caster-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
The legendary queen that anyone would have heard of at least once. Till today, she remains a mystery, shrouded in enigma.
She is mentioned in the book of 1 Kings of the Old Testament, and in the New Testament. An enigmatic queen ruling over the "Kingdom of Sheba", located south of Jerusalem. However, there is no precise evidence to ascertain the existence of the Queen and her kingdom. At one of the kingdom's possible sites, Ethiopia, there is a wondrous national myth that the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon wedded, and the Queen became the matriarch of their first empire.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Both her ears and tail feel velvety and fluffy. An uncertain existence like a mirage; no, it is perhaps for that reason, that the Queen of Sheba is recorded as a "Peerless Beauty" in many legends, rivaling the majesty of King Solomon himself. Yes, she is indeed a beautiful woman, but for some reason, there's a rather unfortunate vibe to her... of course, no one can understand.
Also, many regions have legends about her having an inhuman figure. Arabians said “the Queen had furry legs and donkey hooves”, Southern French said “her feet were webbed like a goose’s”, etc. The correct version is the story that says that she is the daughter of a djinn woman and a human man. It’s also believed that the Queen possesses a shapeshifter’s power to have a variety of appearances, as if she were a light-refracting lens.
Personality[edit | edit source]
First, she is one who thrives on prosperous business. There is no tolerance for greedy, pointless expenditure. Profits dealing with money and treasure; they are the very blood and breath that circulate through her mind and body. She very much lives and breathes money, treasure, business connection, and get-rich-quick schemes. Even so, the act she puts on is intentional, having seen into the future, and one must bear in mind that all of this may also be a possible sham. An optimist with a calm and carefree demeanor. Except she’s very predatory when it comes to money. She remembers clearly what people said ages ago and brings that up again the most critical moments.
She has a self-deprecating side regarding how, contrary to her glamorous legends, her own past was nothing but modest. And she strongly values modest stories of everyday life. She has powers of future precognition, originated from her djinn bloodline. It’s implied that her meeting with Solomon in the legends was actually an intense mentally draining Clairvoyance vs Clairvoyance battle, where they would go through the three enigmas adapting to what was becoming settled as the future and the past.
Motives and attitude towards Master[edit | edit source]
When dealing with her Master, she’s fully respectful to the relationship in their contract and finds this very refreshing. If their deepening bonds eventually cause any changes in the Queen’s heart, those will be too minor to be noticed.
Comments from the Djinns[edit | edit source]
Achat: She’s a suuuuper cheapstake. Check the discount wagon’s menu for today’s dinner.
Shtayim: When her shopping adds to 889 yen, she gives the cashier 1444 yen without a word.
Shalosh: She sleeps in camel pantaloons. Sheba: Those are lumpy roompants-!
Relationships[edit | edit source]
David: Da…! Da!! You’re a king, stop playing the carefree shepherd. It takes a lot of nerve to be summoned and take the earnings without working-! It just gets more annoying because he’s half competent-!
Abigail: Lately she’s been less and less prone to calling me by the wrong name. Although that’s a tiny bit sad… I’m sure it’s for the best.
Gilgamesh: I’m the mysterious sexy secretary Dollarcent Pound! Whenever you have any work, I’ll come running to you, got it, Presidente?
Solomon: Protecting this Chaldea and helping the Master are the priceless joys of my current life…
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Subspecies Singularity IV: Salem[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Tituba
When SHEBA detected Raum in the Salem Singularity, it used itself as a catalyst to summon Sheba into Salem. She was able to slow the Singularity's progress, but it cost her most of her powers. This resulted in her being manipulated into truly believing she was Tituba.
After being destroyed as the ghoul Tituba, Sheba is freed of the role and returns to her original self. She then set up a campsite and Bounded Field in the woods. Afterwards, she saves Mash from a pack of ghouls when the latter go lost after getting seperated from Randolph Carter. She takes her to her campsite, and from within its Bounded Field, Mash sees that time in Salem is speeding up.
Later, she arrives to help Ritsuka, Robin Hood, Nezha, Circe, and Abigail Williams with ghouls. She forms a temporary contract with Ritsuka. After the ghouls are slain, she introduces herself. She then takes the group to her campsite, where they're reunited with Mash. Mata Hari, who was hanged as a witch, is revealed to be alive. She survived thanks to taking Circe's fake death medicine beforehand, cushioning her neck, and Circe keeping the blood flowing in her head. Circe also explains there is a will controlling the Witch Trials. If Mata Hari left without atoning for her sin or facing justice, it is assumed the others wouldn't have reunited with Mash.
Mash reveals to the others what she observed from within the camp's Bounded Field. This distortion in the time stream near Salem's perimeter is why Robin lost track of Mash and Carter. She also tells the group how she and Sheba met. Circe theorizes Salem is displaced by connecting to another in a different time flow, so less energy is used. Sheba reveals someone summoned her, but she became trapped in Salem and forced into the role of Tituba. After dying as Tituba, she became a ghoul that the others destroyed. She wouldn't have stayed materialized if Ritsuka didn't temporarily contract with her. She also reveals she was manipulated into truly believing she was Tituba. Circe realizes communications with Chaldea were restored once Tituba died.
As they're supposed to be dead, Sheba and Mata Hari stay at the campsite while the others return to Salem. Sheba deduces Mata Hari chose to stay because she's suspcious of her. She confesses she didn't tell the truth of Salem because sharing such information is dangerous for her. She agrees to tell the truth in exchange for Mata Hari recalling her memories of Romani Archaman.
Later, Mash reveals most of the villager's names, including Carter's, aren't on the list of Salem residents. The group realize they need to keep an eye on Abigail due to her connections to the Witch Trials. Nezha then senses evil in the village, so the group (except Sheba and Mash) rush over there.
When Lavinia Whateley splashes Carter with the Powder of Ibn-Ghazi to reveal him to be Raum in disguise, it disables the town hall's Bounded Field, allowing Sheba to enter in her true form. The villagers then turn into ghouls, having been so the entire time. Raum reveals Abigail summoned the participants of the Witch Trials into Salem. Abigail transforms upon seeing Sheba. As the group hold Abigail off, Lavinia reveals Sut-Typhon is about to descend. Raum transforms into his true self. With Sut-Typhon's impending descension, magical energy is being rapidly consumed across the continent, primarly in heavily populated areas. As the phenomenon threatens the basis of magecraft, Chaldea will seal Salem from the outside with multiple bounded fields. If the group fail to resolve the situation with the limited time they have, Chaldea will destroy everything there. The group then fight and defeat Raum.
Raum transforms back into his raven-headed Carter self. His head tears itself off, transforming into a full raven. He mortally wounds Lavinia, and Robin fatally shoots him. He warns dimensional gates are already open everywhere. Abigail then crushes him under her heel. With the last of her humanity gone, she is now possessed by Sut-Typhon. The group fight her to stop her plan to connect everyone to each other and her so she can bring eternal pain to them. Sheba reveals Abigail is a Servant, albeit one who controls Salem's magical energy. Abigail then breaks through the bounded fields that were keeping her from the rest of the world, effectively giving her an unlimited source of magical energy. Sheba realizes Abigail isn't using the gates to their fullest potential, as she isn't yet fully fused with Sut-Typhon. She and Circe then create a barrier inside the town hall, dispelling the spell that weakened the group. With their full power restored, they fight Abigail again. After she is defeated, Abigail is disconnected from Sut-Typhon. She shares some words with Lavinia before the latter dies.
The next day, the group help Abigail bury Lavinia. The Mist surrounding Salem is also dissipating. Mata Hari deduces Raum used Abigail as the core of his fake Salem. Sheba reveals the people of modern Salem are weakened, but they'll return to normal once they cross the Mist. Circe reveals Abigail will disappear with Salem as she is a Pseudo-Servant created within it. Once it disappears, she will vanish along with it. Carter then appears, though he introduces himself as the "Gentleman Who Travels Through Time and Space". He explains that while he was dealing with another threat through his sleep, Raum possessed body. He assumes it was done to ensure no one could infiltrate Salem due his deep connection to the land. He then reveals he came to Salem because of Abigail. The fake Salem then begins to crumble, so the group head to the town center where they'll have more time.
There the Gentleman tells Abigail she is a living Sliver Key; she can open gates across space and time, and travel between them freely. He offers to seal her powers away, erase some of her memories, and take her to any period she desires. He also offers to let her come with him, and travel across space and time. After much consideration, Abigail chooses to travel with him. After they leave, Sheba disappears with Circe, essentially telling Ritsuka and Mash to keep moving forward no matter what comes.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Sheba's armament is a golden Djinn Lantern, which she uses with her magecraft and Noble Phantasm. She takes an incense burner made of gold to scatter incense smoke and manipulate it. With the fog from her Djinn Lantern, she can conjure smoke out of her incense burner and use it to attack directly, fire off whirlwinds, allow her to fly via the fog, create a copy of herself that attacks in tandem before disappearing in a puff of smoke, and form weapons such as clubs or boxing gloves or a massive hammer out of fog.
She is also an incredibly skilled magus, being an incredibly powerful magus from the Age of Gods who can be compared to Circe, the self-proclaimed "Queen Witch" who taught Medea everything she knows. Her efforts slowed down the accelerated flow of time within the Salem Pseudo-Singularity, buying time for Chaldea to arrive and resolve it. She was even able to bring herself back from the dead after she was destroyed as a ghoul, but she would have faded away had the protagonist not forged a contract with her in time. She has the ability to disguise herself and others as shown with Mata Hari.
She passively weakens the power of Demon Gods, such as slowing down Raum's accelerated time back to normal levels in the Salem Pseudo-Singularity. Sheba passively creates a "Kingdom of Sheba", where her word is law. Alongside Circe, she managed to seal Abigail's gates. Her Interlude reveals that SHEBA
acts up when she has extreme emotions such as depression that she can't have any pet camels or annoyance at David. According to Raum, this syncing because SHEBA was originally intended to observe the Demon God Pillars and suppress any attempt by them to rebel against Goetia's will; as the Queen of Sheba was the only human that Goetia trusted, she was assigned the duty of suppressing any acts of disobedience on their part.
Despite being in the physically weakest servant class and mostly fighting from a distance with her lamp, Sheba is skilled at physical strikes, being able to pummel the enemy by getting in close with kicks and boxing glove punches to pound the enemy before shooting them off.
Half-Blood[edit | edit source]
Sheba is a half-blood born between a human male minister of a certain country to the south and a female Nature Spirit Genie (Djinn). She inherited clairvoyance and future precognition from her djinn heritage, which was capable of rivaling Solomon's own Clairvoyance and reasoning that's why the SHEBA machine was named after her. She dislikes predicting the future of people she knows, and she also notes that her visions aren't set in stone; even having knowledge of a potential future can cause it to change, which is partially why she's reluctant to divulge certain tidbits to the heroes in Salem. Due to her being half-djinn, she is given a natural resistance to the Demon Pillars's powers and of course those jackal-like ears of hers. She also has horns and a fluffy tail, as well as other magical powers.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Magic Resistance (Rank A): Negates magecraft of Rank A or lower. Modern mages can’t hurt the Queen with magecraft.
- Territory Creation (Rank C): As a magician, she can construct a territory beneficial to her. She becomes the queen of a small kingdom concealed by an ephemeral, often unstable mirage.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Eye of the Spirits (Rank A): The formation of a barrier in the surroundings through firm, and fair transactions. Not just the appraisal of material things, even the suspicious conduct of enemies during battle cannot escape from her eyes.
- Wisdom of the Demon God (Rank A): The blessed sharp wit and sagacity that made her capable of challenging King Solomon with riddles.
- Charisma (Rank B-): The legendary queen of the "Kingdom of Sheba" that captivated people even of future times.
Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Forms and Alternate Versions[edit | edit source]
Tituba[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Tituba
Development[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order Profile of the Queen of Sheba, translated by roadromancer at Reddit.
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Forbidden Advent Garden, Section 8: Final Knot
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Forbidden Advent Garden, Section 5: Fourth Knot
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Forbidden Advent Garden, Epilogue: Salem