- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Rider's True Name is Quetzalcoatl (ケツァル・コアトル, Ketsaru Koatoru?), one of the supreme existences in Central and South America as well as in Aztec Mythology. In mythology, he is a gentle god who loves peace, and it is said that he bestowed many blessings to the humans. The meaning of his name is “Winged Serpent” or "Feathered Serpent". It is said that he is called the spirit of wind and rain, the god of culture, and the god of harvest and life. There is also a legend that he is a Sun God who governed the sun for a time.
Legend[edit | edit source]
Quetzalcoatl was once regarded as the same as the god Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, the Good God who is the embodiment of the Morning Star, as well as the Mayan god Kukulkan, and he denied the ceremonial sacrifices the humans offered to the gods “as unnecessary.” He possesses many legends of virtue, but is also endowed with aspects as a ferocious deity of war. Quetzalcoatl was a righteous god under whom humans prospered. Although he guided the people to prosperity by bestowing them many knowledges such as agriculture and fire, all while loving everybody, he bought the resentment of the god Tezcatlipoca, and before long, in the end, he was defeated in battle by him; it is said that he took off to Venus from the Aztecs, and his figure was erased. Prophecies were left behind of his return to the Aztecs once again; later on, the Aztec people believed that Quetzalcoatl had returned with an army of Spanish people, including a group of Spanish conquerors that had visited the area, and they believed he had reached the decision of having the Aztecs perish.
The Yucatán Peninsula is the place where a meteorite fell and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, and a mythological system was cultivated above this plateau, concealing the “bestowed ‘blood’ from an outside astronomical object.” The first generation Kukulkan (the name of Quetzalcoatl in Mayan Civilization) was an existence that possessed elements (bacteria and microorganisms) of this outside astronomical object, or so it was told. This backstory is closely matched with Altera’s, and yet, it was a visitor from the universe more ancient than Altera. However, there is a discrepancy where Altera was an invader while Kukulkan was a being adrift in space.
The deities of South America returned to the jungles of their land and shut down their activities, but they dreamt of the development of humanity. Humanity “is still irrational now, but in the distant future, they will have autonomy, they will have competition with each other, and finally, they will become a species prospering far and wide, plentifully, abundantly, and persistently,” and these kinds of deities that arrived by being imported from the outside have slept, dreaming of humanity becoming that prosperous species. Those are the deities of South America in the Fate Universe.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
A god of peace and tranquility. Now, Quetzalcoatl is an enigmatic elder sister who is addicted to lucha libre. A gentle god who guided to prosperity and with affection, the lovely humans. A gentle god with a famous legend. Basically, human beings are the subjects she watches over in the near future, and whether they are people who points their blades or whether they are people who believes in themselves, she thinks about how one should not kill thoughtlessly. A bright optimist. However, a faithful optimist as well. She surely has a smiling face that makes the sun apparent in the hearts of men, and that she surely believes in opening up a path to a happy era, not letting that brightness be extinguished no matter what kind of crisis there is. An elder sister with a very big-hearted spirit, a broad-mindedness that is like the earth, and a bright and passionate disposition that is like the sun.
Nonetheless, her thought criteria and the scale of her existence is that of a god’s. Quetzalcoatl cannot capture everything on the same scale of a human being’s, and may even sometimes pass a cruel and brutal judgement as a result. She is without mercy to opponents considered a disaster or a foreign enemy, displaying a terrifying facial expression. For most things, Quetzalcoatl endorses communication and prosperity with a smiling face, saying that “it is wonderful everybody’s fineee, so this elder sister is happy!”, but she becomes displeased when talking about alcohol and Tezcatlipoca. This person deeply regrets that she was defeated in the battle with Tezcatlipoca, while simultaneously, she feels a lot of resentment as a result. Rather saying that she’s angry at Tezcatlipoca, she becomes “sullen” towards her powerlessness in defeating Tezcatlipoca, who is the spider, and that Jaguar deity. Regarding “alcohol”, it is the biggest reason why she was defeated in the battle against the former Evil God, and although she wants “no more”, she drinks without thinking in order to encourage herself, even now. Only a small bit will get her drunk, and she will state what she really thinks with her “bad self…” And then, she becomes unconscious, having no recollection of it.
The particulars on how Quetzalcoatl got addicted to lucha libre (professional wrestling) is quite simple: she ended up seeing lucha libre during a time when she was summoned into some age, and that overwhelming shock since then made a very strong impression even on her main body sitting on the seat of gods, or so it seems.
« So, it’s the body! Something like using weapons to occasionally kill each other, that should be avoided to the utmost care! Even during times of discussion, lucha is the most suitable answer! »
Her favorite luchador is Mistico. As a god of wind, and as a god of the Morning Star, Quetzalcoatl observed the luchadores (luchadoras in the case of women) flying freely as if they have wings, and she was deeply moved, shedding tears of gratitude, before having experienced then the distant future, or something like that. Thereafter, her fondness for diligence and her characteristic curiosity turned into her fortune, and she became a luchadora just like that, acquiring a persona of a professional wrestling enthusiast that is unprecedented even among the goddesses.
During the moment where Quetzalcoatl is summoned as a Servant, she views something sprouting in the Master, and then becomes deeply moved. Basically, she is the Master’s favorite Servant. However, she does not “love the Master” in the meaning of the broader sense, but she loves the “growth of this seed called mankind that is being nurtured within this Master.”
Usually, Quetzalcoatl has a feminine tone that is graceful and polite. More or less composed. However, when she encounters something that makes her a little happy, there is a sudden rise in tension within her, and while still like that, she has difficulties in pronunciation, becoming like a pseudo-foreigner in her speech.
Her favorite phrase in the moments of agitating her opponent is “Yucatán?” Seen as free and uncontrolled, Quetzalcoatl is a goddess full of kind-hearted intelligence. She hates sacrificial ceremonies and loves mankind. She knows the lucha libre (professional wrestling) of Central and South America by materializing, and she is receiving a great influence from this.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
A portion of Quetzalcoatl has been given form and incarnated as a Servant. This is an incarnation of a copy of one of the highest beings. Due to these abnormal circumstances, Quetzalcoatl has taken the appearance of a completely unknown woman, descending upon the modern era as a god who loves the proud Mexican sport of lucha libre... It’s not as if she’s particularly worshipped as a god of lucha libre. She just really likes lucha.
Originally a male deity, at the time of materialization, Quetzalcoatl obtained an existence as a female deity. Maybe she was drawn towards the image of Venus (Aphrodite), the goddess of beauty and of the planet Venus, due to the influence of planet Venus’s existence which is regarded as the same as Quetzalcoatl's for a long time, or so the person herself says.
The deities of South America are greatly unlike the other mythological systems of deities, and those South American deities would take action in “transferring from one human to another.” Even the god Quetzalcoatl was identified in several ways according to different regions, and it may not come to light that this female body of some time period became Quetzalcoatl.
Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts[edit | edit source]
Quetzalcoatl appeared in Chapter 7. One of the goddesses in the Three Goddess Alliance meant to destroy the Mesopotamian World. A goddess of Central and South America as well as of Aztec Mythology. One of the goddesses summoned by Tiamat.
Quetzalcoatl joined the Goddess Alliance in order to protect the humans. Although she is disgusted with the Holy Grail, she does not want the transfer of the Holy Grail to the other two goddesses to happen, so she decided to carry out the fall of Uruk. That person’s principle was called “knocking all humans down to the cement one by one.” Something’s suspicious.
Salomon: The Grand Time Temple[edit | edit source]
Death Jail Summer Escape ~Medb's Great Bastille of Guilt and Despair~[edit | edit source]
Christmas 2018 Holy Samba Night: Snowing Ruins and the Maiden Knight[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Quetzalcoatl is one of the supreme existences in Aztec Mythology and a demiurge level Divine Spirit. Being a true goddess, Quetzalcoatl is the highest-ranking Divine Spirit there is. As such, she is stated multiple times to be the strongest member of the three goddess alliance, far surpassing Ishtar who had manifested as a Pseudo-Servant and Gorgon who possessed the Authority of Tiamat and had used the Holy Grail to become a goddess. Quetzalcoatl boasts a large Magical Energy signal and after having witnessed her levels of Divinity, Jaguar Man seems to be nothing more than a paper tiger in comparison. Despite giving off overwhelming power, she claims that even if both Ishtar and herself had their full-powered authorities and the help of any other powers left in Mesopotamia they wouldn't be able to damage Tiamat's "Titan" form. While she wouldn't normally get summoned, she appears in the Babylonia Singularity due to the chain summoning reacting to Gorgon achieving godhood.
One of Quetzalcoatl's most impressive assets is her physical strength as shown when she annihilated Uruk's south gate with her bare hands and causing an Earthquake. Furthermore, she is also capable of using and even throwing the Axe of Marduk, a Divine Weapon the weight of Eridu, 30 kilometers away to destroy Tiamat's temple. Her scream can also be heard from that distance. Having such raw power, Quetzalcoatl is more than capable of fighting multiple servants at once. Even the combined efforts of Ishtar, Jaguar Man, Ana, Mash, and Merlin are only able to keep her busy for two or three minutes. Ishtar and Jaguar Man would only be able to block her charge one time. She has also been shown fighting on par with Kingu without relying on any of her trump cards. Most impressive, considering Gilgamesh claimed they may have been even stronger than the original Enkidu, a Heroic Spirit whose combat strength is roughly the same as that of Gilgamesh during his prime. In the anime she also displayed high resistance to the Chains of Heaven, though considering her high Divinity, it most likely means that her strength and power are so high that they outclass the Chains' durability even when it is increased in reponse to her Divinity.
After having her divinity reduced over half as a result of breaking her contract with the three goddess alliance by destroying Tiamat's temple, she is still a formidable opponent capable of destroying Laḫmu and blackened Ushiwakamaru's clones alongside Mash.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Fundamentally, Quetzalcoatl wrestles barehanded, but of course, she will also make use of a weapon from her myth. That weapon’s name is the Macana (specifically, a Macuahuitl). A weapon that wears a comprehensible outward appearance, and it is very painful to punch on. Quetzalcoatl boasts in showing a successful display of applying a headlock onto any kind of monster or deity once she puts her mind to it, but because the propagation of Lucha libre is centered around aerial techniques, she is currently sealing the locking techniques that are the quintessence of Lucha.
Quetzalcoatl has the qualifications to be summoned under the Avenger Class. However, she doesn't display any thirst for revenge and violence due to her wanting "to have fun". As such, she usually fights with a playful attitude, and since she considers that dropping "the sun to burn it all" would be boring. Should she lose her cool she'd become a cold-hearted machine. Kingu believes that her alone would be enough for taking the world and becoming an avatar of slaughter.
Authority[edit | edit source]
- As a God that had dominion over numerous phenomenon, Quetzalcoatl possesses many Authorities. She has shown to be able to resurrect those that she had killed in her death-matches when she invaded Uruk. Piedra Del Sol drags out a portion of her Authority over the Sun and enables her to unleash solar winds that rampage over a large area. When using the true name release of her Quetzalcoatl, Quetzalcoatl is able to perform the manipulation of large-scale lightning, winds and rains.
- Additionally, due to being a God of Good at the apex of goodness, nothing good is able to harm her due to "some king of special skill". The only things that could really harm her would have to be evil. Although this trait appears to only be available when she is at the height of her Divinity, such as when she was summoned by the World to the Babylonia Singularity. In-game, it is represented as a buff called Winged Serpent (翼ある蛇, Tsubasa-aru Hebi?, localized as "Feathered Serpent") which nullifies all damage dealt by Servants with a good alignment while significantly reducing the damage dealt by evil and neutral Servants.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Magic Resistance (A Rank): Nullifies spells of Rank A or below. Modern magi would not be able to wound her with magecraft.
- Riding (EX Rank): It is possible for her to operate all vehicles and beasts freely. She is a god of dragons, so she can also manage even the Dragon Kinds that falls outside the category of the Riding Skill.
- Divine Core of the Goddess (EX Rank): A Skill that expresses one being a perfected goddess since birth. It has the effect of preserving the absoluteness of the mind and body. It repels all mental interferences, prevents the body from growth, and prevents the figure from change no matter how many calories are absorbed. It is a composite Skill that comprises the Skill Divinity. Although she is purely a bunrei, given that it is not the case where she is possessing a human being, she attains an EX Rank in this Skill.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Charisma (A+ Rank): The natural talent to command an army. Increases the abilities of allies during group battles. Sometimes a god who watches over civilization, or sometimes a king who governs over a country, it is possible to say that Quetzalcoatl’s charisma is almost of the highest rank.
- Wisdom of the Benevolent God (A+ Rank): Originally a Authority but it has degraded into a skill due to Quetzalcoatl being a bunrei. Other than those that are burdens of the body (divinity, etc) and those characteristics of other heroes, many Skills can be practically demonstrated at the proficiency of A Rank. It is also possible to endow these Skills towards other Servants. If she has sufficient magical energy, it is also possible for Quetzalcoatl to endow them to existences that are not Servants.
Noble Phantasms[edit | edit source]
Piedra Del Sol[edit | edit source]
- The reason she demonstrates such power and authority in the Babylonia Singularity, is that a temple dedicated to her worship was built in Mesopotamia. This temple possesses Quetzalcoatl's trump card Piedra Del Sol, the megalith of the ancient Aztecs. Even inside a jungle with an incredible amount of Ether much denser than the isle of Britain and on par with a Reality Marble, Quetzalcoatl's temple gives off a particularly strong magical energy response. Destruction of that temple would result in her divinity diminishing.
- After Ushiwakamaru claimed that only a Noble Phantasm capable of gathering all the magical energy of the entire era would be able to destroy the Sea of Life, in other words, that only the Bands of Light in the sky could rival Tiamat, Quetzalcoatl hinted that she did in fact possess a Noble Phantasm on that level. However, having her divinity been reduced over half, she later explains that although she can't do an entire ocean worth, this Noble Phantasm is enough to completely vaporize the mud clearing a perimeter around her once she gest ashore. Nevertheless, since the Chaos Tide originated directly from Tiamat's body, the mud gets much denser and powerful the closer you get to her main body and as such, this feat stands near the top of Noble Phantasms in terms of destructive capacity. Had she used this attack on Uruk, she would have burned the city to cinders in an instant.
- Piedra del Sol uses a lot of stamina so activating it in her weakened state requires Ritsuka Fujimaru to stand close to her while fighting Tiamat and continuously supply her with mana while she uses it.
Xiuhcoatl[edit | edit source]
- Quetzalcoatl's second Noble Phantasm is Xiuhcoatl. With it, Quetzalcoatl temporarily prevents her enemies from invoking the True Name of their Noble Phantasms, only to strike them down with her Lucha Libre in a meteor manner.
- Weakened due to her divinity being reduced and the Bel Laḫmu piercing her through shoulders, stomach, and thighs after deploying Piedra del Sol, Quetzalcoatl is forced to kiss Fujimaru in order to get some of her energy back. After doing so and internalizing the power of Piedra del Sol, Quetzalcoatl is able to increase the power of her Xiuhcoatl to the point where it replicates "the cataclysmic impact that annihilated countless lives" becoming "the comet that killed Earth"; in other words, the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs. The power of this attack was able to crack Tiamat's right horn, allowing Gorgon, later on, to destroy it with Pandemonium Cetus. Nevertheless, Tiamat's main body didn't seem to take any damage.
Quetzalcoatl[edit | edit source]
- Quetzalcoatl's third Noble Phantasm is Quetzalcoatl, which consists of her summoning the Quetzalcoatlus, a Cretaceous-era pterosaur, and a member of the Phantasmal Species on a Phantasmal to Divine Beast level, which is also far more powerful than the Quetzalcoatlus that actually lived in the Cretaceous period. The Quetzalcoatlus is known as the largest flying animal in history. During the moment of its True Name release, the mounted Quetzalcoatl is able to perform the manipulation of large-scale lightning, winds and rains. The speed of this creature is also extremely high, as when they were chasing the Laḫmu that fled with the Holy Grail, Mash claimed that they had never gone that fast and that it reminded her of the Arash's Airlines flight from the Camelot Singularity. This Noble Phantasm became the reason why Quetzalcoatl can be summoned in the Rider Class.
Forms and Alternate Versions[edit | edit source]
Santa Claus[edit | edit source]
She transformed into a rare Samba Santa in the world. One thing, Quetzalcoatl was mistaking a unfavorable combination of Samba, Santa Claus and a Lucha Libre Tournament.
"Oh, I, it seems I got a mistake a bit at a disaster... But what I have done is no use."
Is it roughly the same thing to make people smile? And with the positive nature of her possession, she stood up as it was as "a goddess giving happiness to the people who she loves" .
Dance, Quetzalcoatl! Because of the people's smile.
Fight, Quetzacoatl! For people's peace!
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
Comment from Illustrator[edit | edit source]
"Given that I received a clear concept from Mr. Nasu himself during the time of design, it became quite troublesome on how I changed the clothing design of a character of the same name that I drew before. Concerning the results, I think it has gotten better. It is a good memory of how we did a nice correspondence of letters on guessing what faces were drawn on them."
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order Profile of Quetzalcoatl, translated at Chaldeum and by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair. Cite error: Invalid
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- Fate/Grand Order material IV - Quetzalcoatl, p.320-331, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 11 Hello, Goddess of the Sun
- Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 08: VII / Health Office Sabnock
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 13 Prophecy of the Heavens
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 12 Temple of the Sun
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 18 Awakening
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 16 Demise
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 15 Decisive Battle
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 6 Encounter
- Fate/Grand Order Babylonia Anime Episode 16
- Fate/Grand Order: Gorgon's My Room Lines
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 5 Welcome to the Jungle
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: Section 20 Absolute Demonic Front Mesopotamia (I)