Ruler (ルーラー, Rūrā?), the Standard-Bearer who Correctly Guides the Holy Grail War (聖杯戦争を正しく導く旗手, Seihai Sensō wo Tadashiku Michibiku Kishu?), is the Ruler-class Servant in the Great Holy Grail War of Fate/Apocrypha. Ruler is the heroine of Fate/Apocrypha.
« Kindness, Humility, Honesty, Purity, Faith — the Maid's heart carried only these things and nothing else." »
« Whatever thing men call great, look for it in Joan of Arc, and there you will find it. »
|(Mark Twain in "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Volume 2")|
Jeanne d'Arc was a common farmer's daughter. She claims she had received the command of God to fight. She heard the Lord’s lament that the world changed straight into hell. The Lord wept into sorrow as no one could stop it and people were not even allowed to live simply, and were compelled to become either beasts or food. Conflict never ended, and blood continued to rain incessantly and soak the land. She received a revelation from the Lord, the voice contained no glory or victory, no obligation or sense of purpose but only the Lord laments. She caught his small, feeble murmurs that everyone else failed to hear.
She responded by throwing away her life as a simple villager and the joy of loving someone and being loved back. Furthermore, there would be no compensation. She knew she would surely be scorned by the masses of both enemies and allies alike, considering their beliefs in the church's guidelines for proper behavior in women. It was a very terrifying thing to contemplate. It was mad for a mere village girl from the countryside to leap onto the battlefield where people’s killing intent swirled about. She would not turn her back on the Lord's cries. She decided to devote her life to oppose this world’s hell to help stop the Lord’s tears and soothe Him. She clad her armour on her body, hung a sword on her waist and carried the flag. She fought alongside with Gilles de Rais.
Having been born to a peasant family, Jeanne never knew the contents of the many books of prayer. She did try hard to learn them, but it seems she was simply born incapable of reading or writing. The most she ever managed was learning how to sign her name. While she worried about this, in the end, she decided that she needed little more in order to pray to the Lord. As she recalled, one of her comrades whom rode beside her, Gilles, once laughed and promised her that this was more than enough.
They say that in reality all that happened was that she used tactics that the knights of that time didn't use out of contempt and honour. It is believed by Mikiya Kokutou that she utilized the Counter Force in her deeds.
Jeanne was put to death at Place du Vieux-Marché in Rouen. Scorned by words of damnation as she was led to the pyre and feeling only slightly pained as she endured it, she had already abandoned emotions such as fear, disappointment, and regret from the outset of her battles, so she was able to walk towards her death without faltering in her steps. As she unconsciously reached for the cross that had been at her chest until they took it from her, she felt some sadness as there was nothing to support her heart. Shortly after, she was given a wooden cross fashioned by an Englishman who revered her, thanking him quietly as he knelt and wept. Her hands were tied to a wooden stake behind her, and the priest present completed the recitation of her final judgement before throwing the torch upon the pyre. As they believed that the loss of the flesh was the greatest of fears, it was the cruelest punishment that could be laid upon her.
The flames began to burn her skin, scorch her flesh, and char her bones, all while she spoke the name of the Lord and the Holy Mother against those who denounced her prayers as only a lie. She could only find such thoughts strange, believing that prayers are nothing more than prayers, no matter to whom is prayed, that carry no intrinsic truths or falsehoods. Although she wished to tell them of the thought, she was unable to produce any sound. As she burned, she saw visions of her past, her ordinary family in her rustic village and herself, "the fool who ran away and tossed all of that aside." Having known how her journey would end from the start, she felt that she may have certainly been foolish in her actions, that she may have been able to have lived a regular life, gotten married, and lived together with her husband and child.
Had she simply shut away the voice and abandoned the lamenting soldiers, she could have had that life, but felt that it was not a mistake to have walked her path due to those she had saved. She knew from the moment she chose to take to battle that she would have such an end, and she felt that she would never come to self-derision for her choices. Her past, impossible futures, and the cruel reality before her were meaningless before her prayers, offering herself that even if all other condemn her that she would not betray herself. Rather than continue to look back on her path or crave for another future, she only wished for a silent rest. Within the savagery, she only kept a single prayer within her heart to the very end, one unblemished by regret and filled with sincerity. As she said her final words, "...O Lord, I give myself to You...", her consciousnesses ended and she was released from her suffering. Although the girl's dream ended there, "the dream of La Pucelle was only just beginning."
Her death had caused Gilles de Rais to go insane, turn his back on God to practice black magic, and commit atrocities before he was captured and hanged to death.
Ruler possesses the body of a French girl named Laeticia whose physical build, spiritual build, personality and Magical Energy were compatible to her. But her bust size alone is just slightly bigger than Jeanne d'Arc. Her eyes were described as amethyst-colored eyes and they were completely pure. She didn’t have the precise and moulded beauty of a homunculus or the kind of cuteness that made one’s heart flutter just by being nearby like Rider of Black. She possessed a wondrous beauty that scarcely felt real. In her battle mode, she can transform into her battle-dress with armour woven from Magical Energy to enclose her. Under her gauntlet, she has Command Spells engraved on her hand, whereas those special to command the Servants during the Great Holy Grail War are printed on her back with a similar shape drawn that of an angel. Although Gilles mistook King Arthur as Jeanne d'Arc, the main difference between her and King Arthur's appearance is sex appeal.
- The Girl of Orléans (オルレアンの娘?) - Casual outfit.
- Graveure Vacances (グラビア・ヴァカンス?) - Bikini costume.
- April Magical (エイプリル・マジカル?) - The Kamikaze Magical Girl Jeanne costume.
Ruler is described as a taciturn and cool girl when acting as a Servant, but her natural self is a plain and quiet sixteen-year-old girl. She puts order first, and will wield a sword for the sake of the rules, but fundamentally believes "all people and Heroic Spirits participating in the Holy Grail War are important".
Ruler and her host, Laeticia, do not share two personalities in one body, but rather their personalities are merged into one. Due to her faith, Laeticia accepts Ruler into her body completely. While Ruler remains the main dominant conscious, Leticia's consciousness still lingers. In particular, Laeticia serves as the base for Ruler's knowledge that concerns matters outside of the Holy Grail War. She had never been able to read or write while alive, but she gains the ability to do so through Laeticia. Occasionally the possessed Leticia would affect the possessor Ruler. For example, Leticia is bad at handling men so her influence would affect Ruler. Ruler could not interact normally with Sieg when they stayed together in Serge's house unless she maintained a certain distance.
She has no wish for the Holy Grail but if there were to be one, it would only be that the Greater Grail War be conducted correctly. She doesn't mind if the person wishes a personal desire in front of the Holy Grail. As long as it doesn’t beckon the world’s destruction, she would properly respect the wish.
She doesn't have a single regret regarding her lifetime. She does not wish revenge or wish to be saved and it was enough for her to know the life that she lived alone. In Fate/Grand Order's "Little Santa Alter" event, Jeanne says that when she was young her greatest wish was to see the ocean.
She does not believe that God had forsaken her in her last moment but rather that the Lord has never forsaken a single person. There was just nothing he could have done. Praying, giving offerings, everything is an act not for oneself, but for the Lord. She believes prayer will heal the Lord's laments and sorrow. The moment her prayer began, she became separated from the world—removed from the past, the future, and reality itself. She was there not for any particular purpose, but simply to offer a prayer to God. By doing so, the course which she ought to take would come to be fixed. To her, every second of prayer is as important as every breath she takes; a day will not pass where she does not pray. She had a strange habit of comically poking Gilles in the eyes when ever he was least suspecting.
The "Servant Summer Festival" event in Fate/Grand Order reveals that Jeanne has a talent for drawing and feels great joy whenever she brings a story to life by drawing a manga. She even says that if she were just a normal person and not a Heroic Spirit, making manga is what she would want to do with her life. Jeanne also has a strong desire to be an older sister, referring to Ritsuka Fujimaru, Jeanne Alter, and Jeanne Alter Santa Lily as her younger siblings. In real life Jeanne d'Arc was the youngest of five siblings.
- During Fate/Apocrypha, Jeanne develops romantic feelings for Sieg, though she refuses to acknowledge them because she has promised to love everyone equally. Jeanne does come round to accepting her feelings and in the Reverse Side of the World, Jeanne confesses her love to him.
- "It's not that I have anything against him, but once we confront each other, I would naturally make a fist, you see! I wonder why!?"
- Jeanne finds Astolfo's carefree nature rather difficult to deal with. For the majority of the Great Holy Grail War, she mistakenly assumed he was female like her until she saw him naked. She embarrassingly admits to Sieg that she couldn't tell Astolfo's gender even when normally clothed. Her frustration at not knowing his gender is made worse when neither Jeanne or Sieg are able to read his gender in his status due to it being obscured. Astolfo attributes this to Casseur de Logistille interfering with their ability to read his stats as reading a Servant's stats is technically a spell.
- Jeanne d'Arc (Alter)
- The girl who muscled her way in from the reverse side of the coin. But, putting aside the time they had fought as enemies, she can't, of course, let the person know that once she turns into a Servant, she feels a little happy as if she had a brash little sister.
- Gilles de Rais (Saber)
- Gilles de Rais (Caster)
- Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
- Jeanne and Shirou are both Catholics who were summoned as Rulers as part of the Great Holy Grail War. Jeanne is disgusted by Shirou's unorthodox methods in trying to obtain the Greater Grail, and insists that he is failing to live up to the title of "Heroic Spirit." She believes Shirou's wish for salvation for humanity is simply Shirou forcing his own selfish wishes on the people. Jeanne ends up sacrificing her life to weaken Shirou for Sieg to defeat.
- Atalanta develops a grudge against Jeanne during the events of Fate/Apocrypha when the latter exorcises Jack the Ripper. "You imposter of a saint! I will never forgive you!"
- Jeanne joins Altera's faction in Fate/EXTELLA in an attempt to understand and ultimately save Altera.
- Marie Antoinette
- Jeanne and Marie befriended each other in the Orleans Singularity and occasionally appear together as friends in further events in Fate/Grand Order. They formed the St. Orleans doujin circle to make manga together, and Jeanne based one of her swimsuit ascensions off of Marie's own clothes.
Due to the irregularity of the Great Holy Grail War and the continued existence of the previous Ruler from the Third Holy Grail War, Shirou Kotomine, Ruler is summoned under strange conditions. Although she is to act as the impartial mediator between the two factions, she feels a foreboding in that there is someone unknown she must encounter, Shirou, that takes precedence over her role as mediator. Rather than being given a spiritual body, she instead possesses a human girl named Laeticia, a willing host, due to the previous Ruler still existing. Acting as Laeticia and using her natural ability as Ruler to have others believe her words, she tells her friends and the teachers of her school that she is going on a necessary journey. She ponders the strangeness of her summoning, her physical body, being summoned in France far away from the battlefield, and the overall strangeness of being the fifteenth Servant rather than the eighth. Deciding that it must be due to the unique war, she gathers the necessary supplies before departing for Trifas.
Unable to travel in spiritual form, she must travel normally through public transit and airplane. Gathering her knowledge on the flight, she knows of the situation between the two factions, worried over how much damage fourteen Servants will cause. Unable to determine the exact reason for her summoning, she decides not to speculate until reaching the battlefield.
After the Homunculus receives the heart of Saber of Black, Ruler offers to watch over the Homunculus herself. She intended to guide the Homunculus, who names himself "Sieg," into carving out a new life for himself. However, Ruler would later find Sieg participating in the war despite her insistence that he can live a normal life instead.
On her way to the location of the Red Faction, Ruler is the first outsider to see Assassin of Red's Hanging Gardens of Babylon. When a battle between the two Factions initiates, Ruler finds herself once again under attack by a few hostile Servants. She manages to defend herself from Berserker of Red's devastating blast. Ruler joins the Black Faction in infiltrating the Hanging Gardens to retrieve the stolen Greater Grail, and personally commands several Servants into attacking Darnic, who has merged himself with Lancer of Black.
« In the name of Ruler—of Jeanne d’Arc. I order all Servants gathered here with my Command Spells! Defeat the vampire who was once Vlad III! »
However, Darnic escapes being defeated when the Red Faction Servants suddenly collapse, leaving Ruler to pursue Darnic with the brief assistance of Archer of Black.
Ruler witnesses just in time the death of Darnic and Lancer of Black at the hands of Shirou. Ruler questions Shirou's motives and becomes disgusted by his selfish ambitions to force humanity to accept salvation they had never asked for. Although she still wants to question him further, Servants of the Red Faction show up and force her to retreat with Servants of the Black Faction.
Ruler teams up with the Black Faction since the situation of the Great Holy Grail War is no longer normal. Ruler also continues to act as Sieg's primary caretaker. When Assassin of Black is discovered slaughtering magi, Jeanne assists the Black Faction in defeating Assassin. Although Ruler is horrified to discover the true nature of Assassin, she still chooses to end Assassin's existence.
This earns Ruler the complete hatred of Archer of Red, who attempts to avenge the "poor children" by killing Ruler. Rider of Red steps in to take on Archer himself, allowing Ruler to continue her pursuit of Shirou.
Caster of Red intercepts Ruler and begins tormenting her psychologically, but it isn't until he shows her Sieg being burnt at the stake that Ruler nearly breaks under Caster's machinations. To add insult to the injury, Caster reveals the presence of Ruler's former companion, Gilles de Rais. Ruler initially believes Gilles to be another illusion, only Gilles to confirm that he is indeed real; in other words, a Servant.
Both Caster and Gilles torment Ruler over her romantic feelings for Sieg. She tries to deny any attraction to Sieg due to her vow of loving everyone equally.
Ruler eventually faces off against Shirou, with Sieg and a reformed Gilles by her side. Ruler decides to use her Noble Phantasm, La Pucelle, at the cost of her own life. Ruler fails to do much beyond cost Shirou an arm, and Ruler dies in Sieg's arms. She leaves behind the body of her vessel, Laeticia.
Sieg later transforms into the dragon Fafnir and transports the Holy Grail to the Reverse Side of the World so that Shirou's wish will not come true. An unspecified amount of time later, Jeanne manages to travel to the Reverse Side of the World from the Throne of Heroes. She reaches Sieg and reverts him to human form. They decide to travel together, and she finally confesses that she loves him.
Jeanne is referenced by Caster, whose identity is her former comrade Gilles de Rais, who, in his crazed mind, mistakes Saber for Jeanne. He witnesses the battle between Lancer and Saber through his magic crystal, and believing that his wish of bringing Jeanne back to life was granted by the Holy Grail, he succumbs to tears. He believes Saber's denial of Jeanne's identity is a curse laid upon her by God, that her heart has been sealed through her devotion. She who gave everything to God was not given salvation by Him, so he wishes to "free" her by proving that no such God exists.
Recalling his past while bathed in the annihilating light of Excalibur, Gilles remembers events before he began his forays into murder and the occult, back when he still served alongside Jeanne d'Arc. She is shown standing at a church altar and turns back to Caster and reaches her hand out to him, making him realize the transgressions of his life before he is destroyed.
Einzbern Consultation RoomEdit
Caster has no regrets, but he does have a question that makes him linger before merging with the Greater Grail. In the Einzbern Consultation Room, Caster says he cannot help but think how Jeanne was not saved. He wonders if she is suffering eternal pain from burning in the inferno by those in power. He decides he cannot leave and is determined to return to the Holy Grail War to save her. Caster claims that his bulging eyes were caused by Jeanne when Irisviel von Einzbern unexpectedly pokes him in the eye to calm him down. Irisviel tells Caster that she was saved and was acknowledged as a Saint and became a famous idol in all media. Caster becomes the number one fan and the president of Jeanne's fan club group.
Orleans: The Wicked Dragon Hundred Years WarEdit
« My Lord. Once more, I shall raise this flag, for this country's---no, this world's salvation.
|(Joan of Arc)|
She is the central character of the Orleans singularity, where she must confront Jeanne Alter, her corrupted form born from Gilles de Rais' wish to the Holy Grail, to avenge her death. Jeanne is summoned into the singularity shortly after her death, though she's weakened and does she possess the skills attributed to the Ruler-class. As a result of the actions of Jeanne Alter, she is feared and distrusted by much of the French populace.
Jeanne meets Ritsuka and Mash when they follow a band of French soldiers to Vaucouleurs, where she helps them fight against the incoming wyverns. Afterwards, she tells the pair about her circumstances, and after agreeing to help restore the era, she decides to gather intel about Orleans. The next day, the group travels to La Charite to gather information about Orleans, but they find the town to have been destroyed by monsters. After killing the monsters, she and the others encounter Jeanne Alter, who sends Carmilla and Vlad III to kill her. While the group is able defeat the vampires, Jeanne Alter sends three more of her Servants at them. Fortunately, Jeanne and the others are saved by the intervention of Marie and Mozart, who help the group to escape. After escaping, Jeanne talks with the others about how all of Jeanne Alter's Servants have Madness Enhancement regardless of their background, which Romani attributes to the Grail. Jeanne then theorizes that the reason Marie and Mozart have been summoned is to due the Grail resisting the reversal of causality of it having a holder before the Grail War even began. Later that night after defeating Saint Martha, the group is told by her to go to Lyon, where they'll find a dragon slayer who can slay Jeanne Alter's dragon.
The next day, Marie gather intel about Lyon from a nearby town while the others wait outside since Jeanne's presence will terrify the citizens. Marie reports that Lyon was destroyed a while ago, yet despite that they decide to the town to search for the dragon slayer. While searching the town, Jeanne and other eventually encounter and kill The Phantom of the Opera. Romani then warns them of a dragon and three Servants coming towards them, but Jeanne and the others decide to continue their search for the dragon slayer. Arriving at the town castle where Romani got a Servant reading from, the group find the dragon slayer, Siegfried. Exiting the castle, they encounter Jeanne Alter and her dragon, Fafnir, who is then commanded to burn them all. Jeanne and Mash are able to protect everyone from the dragon's flames, then escape when Siegfried's Balmung causes Fafnir to retreat. While escaping they encounter a French army being attacked by wyverns; Jeanne proceeds to defend the soldiers from the wyverns while the others fight Sanson and Lancelot. While fighting the wyverns, Jeanne encounters Carmilla, who insults her for being feared now as the "Dragon Witch", but Jeanne doesn't falter. Eventually, Gilles arrives to attack the wyverns with his artillery, giving Jeanne the chance to attack Carmilla. As Carmilla retreats with Sanson, Jeanne is attacked by Lancelot, who has mistaken her for King Arthur. After apologizing to Lancelot for not being his king after his defeat, Jeanne is stopped by Gilles, who asks her if she's the real Jeanne. Refusing to not answer him so as to not endanger his position, she leaves with the others.
Arriving at an abandoned fort, Jeanne and the others discover from Siegfried that he has been cursed. But, Jeanne is unable to remove the curses due to their multiplicity, so she and the others split up to search for a saint to help remove the curses. Traveling with Marie, Jeanne is told by Marie to reject all of Jeanne Alter' s scornful words, which helps to dispell some of Jeanne's doubts about herself. Eventually reach a town under protection of Georgios. Jeanne and Marie try to recruit him, but he replies that he cannot leave until the town's citizens are evacuated. However, when Jeanne Alter comes to attack the town, Marie stays behind to protect the town while Jeanne and Georgios escape. Rendezvousing with the others at Thiers, Jeanne tells everyone about Marie's sacrifice, then she and Georgios lift the curses from Siegfried. Later that night, she has a conversation with Mozart about Marie where Mozart tells her that Marie's wish for a friend was fulfilled thanks to her. Jeanne ends the conversation by affirming to Mozart that she will save France in honor of Marie.
The next day, the group decide with frontal assault on Orleans with Jeanne deciding to confront Jeanne Alter herself. Later on the battlefield, Jeanne confronts Jeanne Alter while the others deal with Fafnir and Jeanne Alter's Servants. Jeanne Alter soon retreats, due to Fafnir's death, back to Orleans with Jeanne and the others giving chase. Killing Atalanta along the way, She and the others arrive in Orleans' palace where she asks Gilles (Caster) if Jeanne Alter is the "real" her, but his answer results in a fight when she affirms that she will face her dark-self. Then while Elizabeth and Kiyohime hold Gilles off, Jeanne goes to confront Jeanne Alter where she ends up victorious over her dark-self. However, Gilles reveals he created Jeanne Alter with the Holy Grail to create a Jeanne that sought vengeance on France. However, Jeanne affirms to him that she could never be the "Dragon Witch", as even with her tragic end she could never hate her homeland. After confirming that he would hate and destroy France for executing her, Jeanne and the others fight and defeat him. As Gilles dies, she thanks him for believing in her, and tells him that she no regrets about her life. Then, as the singularity begins to collapse, she tells Gilles that though she died and he mourned, she is confident that they'll fight together again in a different way and form. Afterwards, Jeanne says goobye to Ritsuka and Mash, feeling that they may meet again.
The Second Generation is Alter-chan ~2016 Christmas~Edit
Hearing a commotion in the hallway, Jeanne demands to from Gilles why he is making so much noise when Ritsuka and the Chaldean staff are trying to sleep. However upon seeing Jeanne Alter Lily, she demands an explanation for her instead under the threat of poking his eyes out. After getting an explanation, she takes Alter Lily to Ritsuka. There she reiterates what happened to Ritsuka and Mash. She defends Jeanne Alter from her child self's criticism by saying she has the potential to become a proud Servant. Santa Alter then enters and demands to speak with Jeanne and Ritsuka alone upon seeing Alter Lily. It is revealed that Alter Lily would disappear in her current state. In order to maintain her body as Servant, she needed to become something. However, Alter Lily wanted to become Santa, even though children shouldn't. Thus, Ritsuka devised a plan that would help Alter Lily realize her desire under the guise of making her Santa. After returning from their discussion, Santa Alter decides to give her sack to Alter Lily if she proves her worth as Santa in the combat simulator.
Jeanne appears at the end as Alter Lily watches the sea with Nursery Rhyme and Jack the Ripper. She reveals wanting to seeing the sea was her wish as a child, but she left it behind when she departed at seventeen. She explains the true purpose of Alter Lily's journey to Mash. She agrees with what Amakusa Shirou said before the ideal Santa needs to be impartial in delivering presents. It is impossible for children though because they should be receiving presents. It's different if they give a present to someone specific since it's out their own desire, not out of impartiality like an ideal Santa. Jeanne hoped Alter Lily's journey would teach her children desire presents more than anyone, and for her to harbor a desire. Unfortunately, Alter Lily proved more stubborn than previously thought, so Jeanne, Santa Alter, and Ritsuka placed Servants at certain locations. Jeanne explains the other purpose was for Alter Lily to see the sea on with her dear friends. As long as she has that memory, she will continue to exist as a Servant. Jeanne then thanks Amakusa Shirou for his help, even dismissing his ulterior motive of wanting more Jeanne Alters to annoy her. She feels as if she gained a little sister. She, Santa Alter, and Amakusa Shirou then tell Mash that it wasn't they conceived the plan. After Ritsuka is revealed to be the mastermind, Jeanne praises their ability to improvise, and for placing Sevants at the appropriate places. However, no one told Mash about the plan since she cannot lie. She agrees with Santa Alter and Amkausa Shioru that EMIYA is experienced in apologizing to girls after he tells Ritsuka to do the same for Mash. She then thanks Leonidas and Hassan of the Cursed Arm for their help. She apologizes to Asterios for getting him involved, but he doesn't' mind since Alter Lily's wish was granted. She then hides with everyone expect Ritsuka when Alter Lily comes to talk with then.
Salomon: The Grand Time TempleEdit
Servant★Fes 2018: Servant Summer Festival!Edit
Jeanne and Marie are members of the doujin club, St. Orleans, known for their cute art and intense story. They have already proven themselves popular at Servant Fes, selling more copies of their doujin more than any other group the previous year.
Jeanne encounters Ritsuka, Mash, Jeanne Alter, Robin Hood, and Ushiwakamaru when they come to the beach to gather reference material for their group's doujin. She mistakenly believes Ushiwakmaru and Medb are having a friendly brawl and decides to join in, forcing Ritsuka and Robin to break it up. Afterwards, she leaves to meet Marie for their lunch date. The next day when the convention center is opened, she and Marie sell their doujins.
On the second day of the time loop, Jeanne encounters the group wanting to hang out with Jeanne Alter. She is surprised Jeanne Alter knows she's drawing a doujin, but more pleased that the former is drawing doujin as a constructive attempt to surpass her. After being embarrassed about everyone knowing about her competitive streak, she takes everyone to breakfast. At breakfast, she tells the group about the other doujin groups. The first is Grown-Up Fairy Tales run by William Shakespeare and Hans Christian Andersen. Second is Tentacle Iron Bar founded by Katsushika Hokusai. Jeanne bets Hokusai could release the winning entry, though her work is so good that isn't trend with the general public. There is a rumor however that she's missing. The third club is The One Thousand and One Night Offerings Collective run by Scheherazade and Nitocris. The last club is Princess Princess run by Osakabehime and Kiyohime. Jeanne expects the group will encounter all of them eventually if they explore Luluhawa. She cannot allow the Foreigner who appeared last night to wreak havoc though , thus she vows to defeat her. She then tells the group that she plans to draw a dolphin love story. She also looks forward to reading Jeanne Alter's own work. Later at the convention center, she greets Jeanne Alter, though the latter assumes she came to mock their group's poor sales numbers. She then confesses to Jeanne Alter's shock that her dolphin love story didn't sell the most. Nonetheless, she looks forward to the next Servant Fes.
The next night, she encounters Ritsuka and Jeanne Alter as they're walking along the beach. She explains how after taking a photo with Anastasia Romanova that she made a dolphin into her familiar to save its life. After killing the coconuts crabs that appeared, she tells Jeanne Alter that she has the dolphin reference material she needs thanks to her familiar, Reece. Her story this year is about summer, the sea, and dolphins, and she is going ensure it turns out wonderfully.
A few days later, Jeanne comes the group's hotel room to see how their drafts are coming along. She wakes Jeanne Alter with Reece's help, and explains why she came. The next morning, she comes to the group's room to visit Jeanne Alter. At breakfast, she asks her why their manga is doing, though Jeanne Altera refuses to say anything. She is also surprised that Jeanne Alter knows about her dolphin love story, and that it's 80% finished. She then ask Jeanne Alter about their progress, to which the former says it's halfway done. When asked by Jeanne Alter why she started drawing manga, Jeanne confesses Marie asked her to make manga with her while thinking about what she would do if she was neither a Heroic Spirit or a Servant. She gained a feeling of fulfillment from creating stories, as they weren't a major part of her life. She then asks Jeanne Alter why she's drawing manga. Jeanne Alter answers it's to make a better story than Jeanne's story about a princess and a monster. Jeanne doesn't remember drawing such a story however, so Jeanne Alter tells her about it. Even after being told about it, she still doesn't remember it. Jeanne Alter tries to show it to her, but it's seemed to disappear. Jeanne then reveals BB is running Servant Fes this year when Jeanne Alter asks where BB is. However, she felt she was fundamentally different from the everyone else when Ritsuka asks if she noticed anything unusual about her. She recalls Edmond Dantès asking her the same thing, and says he hangs out at the beach at night. She then swims with Ritsuka and Jeanne Alter.
At night following another loop, Jeanne examines Jeanne Alter's art in her room. She praises her for making vast improvements in her drawing in just five days. She agrees with Osakabehime spend their artists trying to improve their skills. Like the previous loop, Jeanne cannot remember drawing a story about a princess and a monster that inspired Jeanne Alter to draw. She feels she couldn't drawn since she couldn't draw a story about a princess before Marie, an actual princess.
A couple of nights following another loop, Jeanne has Ritsuka join her in a nighttime swim. She comments on how Ritsuka always seems to have their hands full every summer; first the deserted island, then a race, and now Servant Fes. She tells them to forget what's going behind the scenes for now, and enjoy Luluhawa. She asks them not to think of her as their Servant now, but as a big sister. So when they return to restoring humanity, Ritsuka can count on her like a big sister. Jeanne even boasts they'll see as the best after seeing the practice she put in with Jeanne Alter and Alter Lily. As a first step she has Ritsuka hold her hand when she realizes Jeanne Alter and Alter Lily should join them. The two Alters join later, but they're confused by Jeanne's insistence that Ritsuka is the newest member of their "family". When they feel to see it the same way, Jeanne decides to make their see forcefully. After successfully coercing the Alters, she and Ritsuka return to their room. She then has them fall asleep in her lap after they took a bath. Later at dawn, she tells Jeanne Alter that everybody wishes for something, but only a select few can succeed at doing. Imagination may be limitless, but the act of creation is. It is the same for her, believing no creator is truly satisfied by their work.
The next day, she meets Ritsuka and Jeanne Alter after they leave the hotel. She asks how their final draft doing, admitting hers is done. Seeing Jeanne Alter upset about Hokusai and Osakbehime also be done, Jeanne quietly asks what her problem is. Ritsuka answers it's related to their slow progress on their manga. Jeanne Alter admits she came outside looking for a fight to relieve stress after Jeanne asks. Jeanne decides to help her do so, having Hokusai and Osakabehime join as well. Later that evening, Jeanne, Hokusai and Osakbehime enter the group's room. They all decided to help Jeanne Alter after Ritsuka asked. Jeanne is fine if Jeanne Alter's book wins, as she sees Servant Fes as a type of conversion. While sales are important, she wants to see another book in the mix. She and Jeanne Alter soon argue about the princess' love resurrecting the monster in the story, with Jeanne believing it should be more encompassing. However, she withdraws her objection after Jeanne Alter says the princess' love is more possessive. Unfortunately later it seems Hokusai accidentally deleted the data on their tablets. Everyone then crunches to get it done by early morning. Jeanne, Osakabehime, and Hokusai collapse from exhaustion.
In both Rin and Shirou route, Jeanne traveled from France and is using her Heroic Spirit vacation time to come to Fuyuki City on holiday which she received for completing her work as Ruler. She proclaims herself as France's biggest celebrity and worries about reports of her reappearance in headline newspapers. She becomes determined to hide her identity on vacation. She encounters either Rin and Shirou, she calls Rin a modern saint and Shirou a young soldier. Both who she believed to be affected by her holy aura that they couldn’t contain themselves and rushed to serve under the Lord's banner. She boasted about how famous she is and how she has been easily discovered. Shirou mistakes her to be King Arthur which Jeanne curses England. She tries to explain the difference between her and King Arthur bust size. She blames on Xavier for her reputation to be not known in the East. Rin recognizes Jeanne, though she mistakenly quoted Napoleon in front of her. She gets angry when both Shirou and Rin know more about Napoleon than her, she further explains that mixing her up with Napoleon is on a whole other level than mixing her up with King Arthur. Jeanne tries to impress Shirou with her flag Noble Phantasm but Shirou explains that a sword that shoots beams is easier to understand. She cries saying she plans to never come back to Japan. Jeanne gives a copy of Fate/Apocrypha to Rin. Rin enjoys the book but she enjoys the parts with Astolfo more, to which Jeanne curses Astolfo.
After the battle, the ending skips to a 7 years later narration where both Shirou and Rin summon their Servants in Fate/stay night. In both Rin's and Shirou's ending, they both summoned Ruler and she wants to participate in the Holy Grail war and to increase her popularity. In Shirou's ending, she is tired of the Saber clones trend such as Sakura Saber and Red Saber which left both Shirou and Lancer shouting to her to wait. In Rin's ending, she plans to establish a new law that all pink haired girls and people who look like girls will have their hair cut off immediately.
Jeanne is a playable character in Extella, serving in Altera's party alongside Gilgamesh and Iskandar. Jeanne is a "Top Servant" summoned by the Moon Cell to defend it from the Umbral Star and is sent to destroy Altera following her defeat of Iskander. After she and the interloping Gilgamesh are defeated by Altera she swears loyalty to her in an attempt to understand and ultimately save her.
Jeanne leads Altera's forces against Nero Claudius in Mare Origo, but she's eventually defeated by Nero. Later, she helps defend Mare Carcer against Nero's force, but she's again defeated.
Jeanne helps Gilgamesh in defending Mare Origo against Tamamo's force, but she's defeated by Tamamo.
Jeanne invades Mare Carcer to defeat Altera on Moon Cell's orders. Altera offers to let her join her, but Jeanne rejects her. She then fights Altera, using her powers as Ruler to seal Altera away forever. However, Gilgamesh suddenly appears, and interrupts their battle with Gate of Bablyon. Jeanne shocked he came to the Zero Dark without being summoned, finding it impossible even for a Top Servant. She is shocked further when Altera deduces Gilgamesh's identity. After Gilgamesh decides to join Altera, Jeanne asks why he would help Velber. He leaves her to contemplate whether to follow her duty to Moon Cell, or her own passions. Jeanne later joins Altera, and helps fight against Tamamo no Mae's forces in Mare Origo.
A few days later, Jeanne, joined by Iskandar, help Altera conquer Mare Aurum. After the battle, Altera realizes Nero launched an attack on Mare Carcer while she distracted by Gawain, and summons Iskandar and Jeanne back. She orders them to destroy every enemy program in the Zero Dark while she attacks Nero's main forces in Mare Carcer.
Jeanne and Gilgamesh help Iskandar fight against Nero's forces in Mare Origo, but they're both defeated. Later, as Gilgamesh watches Nero and Iskandar fight, she ask him if she truly means to kill Hakuno along with Nero if the battle fails to amuse him. She then asks him why he joined Altera, as he wasn't summoned by Moon Cell, so she cannot perceive a reason for him to intervene with Velber. Gilgamesh thinks she's joking, but she insists she isn't. He then explains how he came from the Far Side after sensing an awakening in the Zero Dark to intervene in the battle against Sefar. Sensing the battle against Sefar will come to an end, he wonders what will come afterwards, as neither he nor Jeanne can perceive it. The next day, Jeanne and Gilgamesh help defend Mare Carcer, but they're defeated again.
In the Kara no Kyoukai novel, Mikiya Kokutou mentions her when he was discussing with Touko Aozaki about heroes who utilized the power of the Counter Force, saying that Jeanne's story reminds her of the Counter Force.
Ruler was mentioned in the conversation between Orlando Reeve and Francesca in Fate/strange Fake. Orlando says that the grail system would oppose them in due time but Francesca corrects him, saying that it would be too late for Ruler to interfere when the false grail becomes the real version. Francesca has an obsession with Ruler, she shows some sadistic urges by claiming she is looking forward to burn and make her suffer.
In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2013, she appears in Back Alley Satsuki. Jeanne d'Arc is a gold heroine of dog to protect the eleventh temple and she is known as Kamikaze Magical Girl Jeanne (神風魔法少女ジャンヌ, Kamikaze Mahō Shōjo Jan'nu?). Her zodiac sign is The Dog.
As the world’s most famous female saint, Jeanne d'Arc left her village at the age of seventeen, and two years later indelibly carved her name into history when she was burned at the stake. She is the saint who saved France by accomplishing a miraculous military offensive, only to meet a tragic end shortly thereafter. As a Heroic Spirit, she has qualifications to be summoned in the Ruler and Saber Class. Under the Ruler class, she is a special Heroic Spirit summoned by the Holy Grail itself to act as the administrator of the Holy Grail War. Any Servants participating the Holy Grail War can learn identity and information, however information on the Ruler is strictly confidential, there are many mysteries in its presence. In the Great Holy Grail War, several of her abilities as aren’t functioning correctly due to the existence of the previous Ruler.
She can make others believe her words due to her status as Ruler, differing from suggestion magecraft in that she only has to forcefully assert her point to regular humans for them to acquiesce. She persuaded her teachers and friends that she must go on a journey and made them understand that it was absolutely necessary.
She has a unique ability that allows her to scan around her position from a wide range within 10 kilometers radius. The scan allows her to search for servants' positions which can even overcome Assassin's Presence Concealment ability. One of the many privileges afforded to the manager of the War is the function of locating Servants. As she dips her right hand into the holy water and casts it into the air the water gives a dim glow and then begins to smoothly draw a three-dimensional map. Ruler’s perception ability exceeded that of the Spirit Board (霊器盤, Reikiban?). When Saber of Black committed suicide, she could affirm that Saber of Black had not completely disconnected with this world. It was unclear where exactly he was, but—in any case, he should still be alive. When Sieg used his Dead Count Shapeshifter, she can sense Saber of Black from a dying state to be alive and active.
- Magic Resistance (EX Rank): In addition to the Magic Resistance of the Saber Class, she demonstrates a high anti-magic from her unwavering piety. However, since it is just averting (evading) the Magecraft, only Joan will be saved against a wide-range magic attack. It cannot cope with the sacraments of the Church. At this rank, Jeanne can't be wounded even by magecraft from the Age of Gods. However, this resistance only turns spells away from her. In other words, it doesn't negate them. Assassin of Red's lightning spell attack was suppressed, not a single spot, but an entire area had been diverted away without injuring her. The strike, which should have had a will of its own, had lost its malice. Instead, the lightning attacked the surrounding area.
- True Name Discernment (B Rank): When summoned as a Ruler, status information such as the true identity, Skill and Parameters is automatically revealed when she directly encounters a Servant. However Servants with hiding capacity depend on her luck level to bypass this.
- God's Resolution (A Rank): As a privilege of the Ruler Class, Jeanne d'Arc has two Command Spells that can be used for each Servant participating in the Holy Grail War. However, she cannot re-purpose other Command Spells that had been previously used. When the nameless vampire previously known as Lancer of Black and Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia abandoned his existence as a Servant, this skill was no longer able to restrain him. As such, Ruler deemed him the greatest threat that could destroy the Holy Grail War and she used her privilege to force a truce with the black and red faction Servants to eradicate the vampire.
- Revelation (A Rank): A Skill equivalent to "Instinct". Instinct is a sixth sense regarding battles, but "Revelation" accommodates all matters related to the achievement of a goal (for instance, choosing the most suitable path while traveling). Because there is no basis (so she thinks), it cannot be explained well to others.
- Charisma (C Rank): The natural talent to command an army. Joan's figure participating in the assaults hoisting a flag raised the morale of the soldiers to the limit and united the troops. Thanks to her charisma, it is possible to make others believe in the contents of the "revelations" without basis.
- Saint (B Rank): Indicates being acknowledged as a saint. When summoned as a Servant, the ability of saint is selected one among "raising the effectiveness of sacraments", "automatic HP recovery", "1 Rank-Up to Charisma" and "production of a holy shroud" is possible.
By brandishing her holy flag, Jeanne can activate her Luminosité Eternelle Noble Phantasm, by converting her EX rank Magic Resistance skill into an equally powerful defense that blocks all physical attacks. It is the crystallization of the legend of Jeanne d’Arc waving her flag on the battlefield and fighting to the very end with hardly any wounds. However, each time she uses it, she accumulates damages, so naturally, she can’t withstand an Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm multiple times in a row. Incidentally, Jeanne uses this flag mostly to attack in battle. 
Jeanne also has access to La Pucelle, a conceptual crystallization weapon interpreted as her burning at the stake in an attack-like fashion. It is a variant of Reality Marble that crystallizes the mental landscape of the user into a sword in the form of flames. After the battle in which this Noble Phantasm was manifested, Jeanne will be extinguished. In exchange for her life, she gains access to pure destructive power that cannot be calculated, which allows her to annihilate anything in existence. However, these flames only destroy that which she considers a dangerous threat that must be destroyed. In other words, this Noble Phantasm cannot be used against simply a strong enemy or out of emotions like hate.
Ruler is possessing a human body, an unprecedented summoning with a very weak link to the current world, so she has a number of irregularities that do not plague regular Servants. She has the physical abilities of a Servant, but since she is linked to a physical human body through the realm of the unconscious, she has to carry on her life as a normal human. She cannot turn into spiritual form, and she must deal with the body's needs of hunger and sleep. Ruler kept a backup of Laeticia's body. When she achieved her objective or if she was killed midway through the war, at that instant, Laeticia's body would return to its original form as recorded in the backup and, depending on the situation, would be forcefully transported somewhere safe. With that process, no matter how many wounds this body received, it would immediately regenerate.
Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit
This is a saint who has strode into an everlasting summer.
The Dolphin World star, appearing in fullness with all of her ho-li-ness.
Replacing her sacred flag with a hoop (ring),
Now, an unprecedented fantasia will commence―――
"Yes, frankly speaking, I'm excited to be in a swimsuit! Let's not talk about strict topics, and enjoy this summer pleasantly!"
Despite being in a swimsuit variant, she thinks there isn't anything different about herself.
But of course, there are a lot of differences.
Honoring summer than goodness, and with the weather being all so fluffy, this is clearly a feeling of floating around in summer.
Plus, the swimsuit is less about dressing up,
but more of enjoying summer to its very last moments.
However, when her Saint Graph achieves final ascension, her class changes from "a big sister of the dolphins on the beach" to "a saint who strides into the everlasting summer". She transforms the Lord's blessing into a ring of light (halo), turning her into an All-You-Can-Do High-Powered Shooting Saint.
She commands dolphins like familiars.
Its name is Reece, and following Jeanne's instructions, they fleet across the lands and fly across the skies.
It also has high intelligence and often stays by her side from a moderate distance.
It wants to know how to erase you.
Jeanne had helped the dolphins she encountered, a simple and fluffy Girl-Meets-Dolphin scenario.
She formed the Circle "st. Orleans" together with Marie Antoinette.
While the concerned duo believes they are writing love comedies, it seems to have earned itself a different kind of reputation.
"No matter how you read it, this is a explosion scene".
"Rather than bittersweet, this is more like saturated sugared water".
"I don't understand why you would launch a smartphone from a cannon just to ask someone their contact address".
Creation and ConceptionEdit
Ruler was designed by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi for the original canceled Fate/Apocrypha online game project. She would have been the main aspect of the repeating war, where she would act as a counterforce who wishes to safeguard the framework of the Holy Grail War. Summoned as a Ruler class, this aspect allows her to retain the memories of each repeating "game" unlike other Servants. Though other Servants would only focus on protecting their respective Masters, she would only want to protect the Holy Grail War. While the overall story would change depending upon the Servants' relationship with the Masters, the story would conclude with her activating her ultimate Noble Phantasm that she had been stubbornly withholding, thus creating a world with a complete story despite its nature as an online game. While the design for Jeanne was not made during the production of the Fate/Zero novels, the design was completed around the time of the anime adaptation, so it was included in Caster's flashback in Fate/Zero.
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Jeanne d'Arc was ranked 55th.