The Gentleman Who Travels Through Time and Space (時空を旅する紳士, Jikū o tabi suru shinshi?, localized for NA as "Cosmic-Traveling Gentleman"), also going by the names Randolph Carter (ランドルフ・カーター, Randorufu Kātā?) and Chandraputra (チャンドラプ, Chandorapu?), is a figure involved with protecting the world from the threat of Outer Gods.
The Gentleman was described as being like the "artifice of the world (世界の絡繰?)" or "the law of nature (自然の理?)" by Katsushika Hokusai. While described as "under the false impression that [he is] human," the Gentleman claimed to have ancestry based in Salem. The Gentleman was a figure known to the Demon God Raum, the Gentleman believing Raum sought him out as a target of possession to "ensure there was no one around who could easily infiltrate [Salem]."
Hokusai Trial Quest
His body was stolen by the Demon God Raum when he had to go into a deep sleep in order to chase after the Outer God, who is related to the sea and octopi, and that he would be a threat to the world.
Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden
After Abigail Williams and the Chaldea group buried Lavinia Whateley. The gentleman appears in front of the group, which puts everybody on guard. He doesn't introduce himself as Randolph Carter and he starts off by introducing himself as "Chandraputra" but stops himself halfway through and tells you to call him "a gentleman who travels through time and space". The man says that he's unfortunately very easily possessed. The gentleman says that when Raum possessed his body, it also transmitted information to him, and so he knows about Abigail. He came here looking for her and makes a suggestion. Abigail is a living "Silver Key" that can open gates throughout time and space, he suggest to take her with him on his journeys to the abyss of the universe. He says Abigail can learn to master her powers, and that it is a strength that is indispensable to mankind in confronting and defending themselves against the outer gods. It would be a shame to have it lost here. He also plans to take the cats of Salem with them. Still, that is merely his suggestion, and he is willing to let Abigail choose. Whether to use her power of the key to be fully sealed, part of her memory wiped, and sent to an era she desires. In the end, Abigail decides to travel with the gentleman.
As they prepare to depart, the gentleman having brought along the cats of Salem with him and they prepare to bid a farewell to the Chaldea group. He apologizes again for the trouble his body has caused, and is about to tell you about a certain false god. Before he adds on, he says it's nothing at all and that it's his responsibility.
Interlude: A Dream of a Thousand Stars and One Hundred Nights
The Gentleman has the ability to transcend space and time, freely able to travel to any time period. He can bring multiple individuals with him at any time. The method of travel he uses is not infallible, stating that he would have gotten lost trying to track Abigail to Chaldea Security Organization without the help of the cat.
He is able to enter a spiritual form separate from his body by sleeping to travel to places where he cannot physically manifest, such as the connection between Katsushika Hokusai and the Outer God attempting to control him. Sleeping leaves his body vulnerable, and he has a "temperament that makes [him] easy to possess." Due to his connection to Salem through his ancestry, that made Raum's possession of him easier. If a spiritual connection is permitted by the possessor of his body, he can learn some details of what the possessor knows. Though his body is destroyed during Chaldea's encounter with Raum, he is able to appear shortly after, simply stating, "Oh no, that wasn't a problem. As you can see, I'm still fit as a fiddle."
The gentleman possesses the power to seal Abigail Williams' Silver Key and the connection to her Outer God Sut-Typhon. He can seal away the memories of individuals. He possesses the power to see and converse with Abigail's independent mental projections of Lavinia Whateley and Charles-Henri Sanson.
The names used by the Gentleman reference H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft is referenced by Raum when speaking of the Outer Gods, stating, "Happily, a fictional mythology describing the fever dreams of a single man just so happened to also describe a higher being from the outer universe." It is unknown if there is any connection between the Gentleman and Lovecraft in-universe.
- Fate/Grand Order - Hokusai Trial Quest - The First Dream of Edo: A Dream that Comes True in Chaldea
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden - Epilogue: Salem
- Fate/Grand Order - Hokusai Trial Quest - Pillar of a New Year's Day Dream
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden - Section 7: Sixth Knot
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Salem: The Taboo Epiphany Garden - Section 8: Final Knot
- Fate/Grand Order - Abigail Williams Interlude 1: A Dream of a Thousand Stars and One Hundred Nights