Ruler (ルーラー, Rūrā?) is a Ruler-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order. Prior to forming the contract with Ritsuka, he was a Caster-class Servant without a Master.
Ruler's True Name is Sherlock Holmes (シャーロック・ホームズ, Shārokku Hōmuzu?), the world's greatest, most famous and sole consulting detective, the genuine father of all detectives. The crystallization of the concept of detectives, the representative of "the Revealers". The protagonist of the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 19th~20th centuries, and the detective that solved every mystery, and in the many mystery novels written after, he is one of the progenitors of "Detectives". Or so it is said. But is that really the truth?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels were the memoirs of his companion and assistant, Dr. John Watson. Holmes works as a consulting detective in London and is famously based in a flat at 221B Baker Street. He has handled many requests, and has definitely gotten a fair share of serious cases from the London Metropolitan Police Department (Scotland Yard), some of which even involved the English government. He has a doctorates in medicine, economics and law and is a member of the Royal Society, and he is especially well-versed in pharmacy.
Holmes and Watson were investigating the death of Henry Jekyll. Holmes received a letter prior from his death, the letter explaining about his failed experiment and his Hyde persona. Holmes was convinced that the Clock Tower was involved with "The Incident of Jack the Ripper".
The Heroic Spirit Holmes, who resembles the men he was modeled after, such as Joseph Bell, Doyle himself, or the oldest detective in the world, Vidocq - he was summoned into this world as none of the above, but rather, as the protagonist of a series of novels (for his words and actions cannot be thought of those other than that of a protagonist's). In the end, was the story of Sherlock Holmes really a complete work of fiction penned by Sir Doyle, or was it the biography of the actual Holmes as written by Dr. John H. Watson? Perhaps it was somewhere in between the two? At the very least, Holmes himself should know the answer, but it's not a topic he brings up himself, and when the issue does come up in conversation, he always deftly evades the question. His greatest Nemesis was James Moriarty.
According to Bedivere, Sherlock gives off the same odor as Merlin. Character art also depicts him wearing a cape and smoking from a pipe, both of which are recurring elements from the original stories and in many later adaptations in film and television.
« My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know. »
|(Holmes in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle")|
« How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? »
|(Holmes in "The Sign of the Four")|
Holmes is famous for his deductive mind and believes in taking cases for the sake of justice and as an intellectual pursuit rather than for fame, fortune or glory.
Contemplative, but at the same time, active. Bold, but at the same time, precise. And also a calm and composed man. Any kind of mystery, crime, and scheme cannot run from Holmes' eyes. Even if it is a fearsome killer, an ancient curse, a monster of the dark night, and even if it is an ultra nationalistic secret association, he will reveal everything. If necessary, he would defeat it. With the sharp blade called the truth. That way of life has already surpassed the boundary of men. It could even be called the personification of "A Wise Man" or a "Revealer".
London: The Death World in the City of Demonic FogEdit
Although he doesn't appear in London, he left some intelligence at the Mage's Association. He organized the documents, and arranged it in a manner that was easy to understand for the Chaldea group. However, if Sherlock had made it too easy, Makiri Zouken would have found out. Andersen mentioned that someone had already organized everything before he started his research. Sir Babbage has tasked Sherlock to uncover a mystery.
Camelot: The Sacred Round Table RealmEdit
When the Chaldea group, Ritsuka Fujimaru, Mash Kyrielight, Bedivere,Xuanzang Sanzang and Tawara Touta, is fighting Lancelot and his forces while searching for the Atlas Academy, they fall straight through the ground into the Academy, thanks to Holmes.
Holmes reveals his role in the "London" Singularity, explaining that he would obviously appear on the scene of a murder mystery on the level of "The Exhaustive Slaughter of Humanity by the Incineration of the Human Order". He tells them about the Atlas Academy, which has been displaced in time, and inquires about their encounter with the King of Magecraft, Solomon, in order to gain more information about the man behind the Singularities. Holmes explains that Solomon is indifferent to Chaldea due to having already completed the Incineration of the Human Order from his perspective and being busy with his nex plan.
The group reaches the core of Atlas and TRI-HERMES, the greatest media storage system within Atlas. They use Trihermes to research about a certain incident. The Holy Grail War of 2004, that Marisbilly Animusphere, the founder of Chaldea, participated in and won. The records also tell that Romani Archaman was brought with Marisbilly into he war and a year later into Chaldea. Holmes and the group become increasingly suspicious of Romani, as there is no other information about him before that point. They also find out that the Lion King intends to use her Holy Lance, Rhongomyniad, to transport the people of the Holy City into the Tower of the End as human records, while the rest of the world will be destroyed. Holmes also reveals that the Heroic Spirit inside Mash is, in fact, Galahad.
Shinjuku Phantom Spirit Incident: The Malignant Quarantined Demonic RealmEdit
Agartha: The Mythical Subterranean SocietyEdit
Sherlock Holmes Trial QuestEdit
Sherlock requests Ritsuka to accompany him into the battle simulator to try the item Babbage made him. They enter the simulator, but the environment isn't a recreation of one Ritsuka rayshifted. Instead it is cyberspace thanks to Babbage's program transporting Ritsuka and Sherlock into Chaldea's computer system. Sherlock explains the simulator normally used to train contained an unsual mass of data within the mainframe's internal memory. He lent his aid to the staff to remove the data, but he was forced to ask Babbage for help. While he prefers solving mysteries on his own, Sherlock invited Ritsuka and Mash to give some commentary on it. He warns battle is possible, and he is unsure if his new Spirit Origin will be sufficient. He also warns Ritsuka that any injure they sustain in cyberspace will affect their physical body when Mash detects enemies with a magical energy response. After the battle, he reveals he became a Servant of Ritsuka as of last night, changing his Spirit Origin of a Caster into that of a Ruler. Ritsuka and Mash then ask him if he's a historical figure or fictional character. He asks them in turn that if he is indeed a fictional character, would that make him similiar to those from legend that currently serve as Servants. While he was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle during his lifetime, many heroes of legend had their stories written long after their deaths. Despite that small difference, Sherlock and the others are still essential the same. However, he also says there is no physical evidence of any of their existences either through historical records, cultural anthropology, or archaeology. As he begins to list the aspects of the world that were proven or said to be fictional, the mass of data he was searching for interrupts. Sherlock reveals it is the data generated by the battle simulator everytime Ritsuka wins. While normally the data would be deleted after every session, but some fragments remained in the registry. Sherlock reveals the data is the anger felt by the NPCs everytime they lose. He continues they would normally acknowledge their loss, but someone twisted that into anger. He says he will deal with the culprit after the NPCs are taken care of. After destroying the mass of data, Sherlock tells Ritsuka that the NPCs that train them in the simulator are essentially members of Chaldea that helped saved humanity. Ritsuka asks him what he actually is, but Sherlock doesn't answer as things would become even more complicated.
Later, Moriarty asks him why he glossed over the details of what speaking about to Ritsuka and Mash. Sherlock answers he had no choice, otherwise he had to go into detail about Parallel Worlds, Quantum Time-Lock, and the Age of Gods. He continues that many live in uncertainty, as the world retains no physical trace of their existences. He is fine with this though since reality like a fleeting dream to them, one that would end if Rhongomyniad, which secures the current reality, was removed. As such he was made into a Ruler to mediate the truth and rule over all creation to maintain the history of humanity. He feels as if the World is tell him that not all illusions and dreams need to be laid bare. He then ask Moriarty if he tampered with the simulator. Moriarty denies any tampering, but Sherlock deduces he used a static blocker that he noticed last May as a reference to tamper with the system. Moriarty is annoyed that he would bother asking if he knew all along, an aspect of his personality that always frustrated him. Sherlock asks him if there was such an instance in any of Sir Doyle's works, which furthers Moriarty's frustation.
Götterdämmerung: The Eternal Ice-Flame CenturyEdit
As Mash suspected, Holmes was initially summoned as a Caster-class Servant. This is further shown in his Class Skill, Territory Creation, a common Skill of Casters. After contracting under Chaldea's FATE system, Holmes's class changed to Ruler. He is also capable enough to take up the Saber and Archer classes.
- Territory Creation (EX Rank): Although there is no need for him to create a territory for a Magic Workshop like ordinary Casters, by continuously expanding a large library of memory within his head like the Jesuit Matteo Ricci, Holmes gains a bonus in all of his knowledge checks.
- Inherent Insight (A++ Rank): The ability to perceive the true nature of things. His sharp eyes for observation will not overlook any sort of information. Although their principles are completely different, this can read into the future in a way that is similar to the future prediction of Clairvoyance. If one succeeds in their Luck Check during the cases that it is used against Servants, it will even find out about a truth that was firmly hidden by means of magecraft, Noble Phantasms and the like.
- Abduction (A+ Rank): A kind of logical inference and induction in a wide sense of the word. It is an inference in itself when related to the study of logic, but when Holmes uses it occasionally with the process of elimination, it reaches the level of a special ability. Moreover, Holmes occasionally makes use of deduction methods as well. This Skill is no more than one of his reasoning methods.
- Baritsu (B++ Rank): One has learned a martial art of the Orient that is extremely suitable for actual combat. Besides making use of striking techniques that had this Skill and boxing combined and incorporated into them, Sherlock Holmes also uses counters and throwing techniques as his specialties too. If conditions are satisfied, it can even further be utilized as a special move that is on the class of a Noble Phantasm’s True Name Release, but...
Elementary, My Dear is Holmes's Origin of "Elucidation" sublimated as a Noble Phantasm. Even if Holmes is faced with a truly unsolvable mystery, clues and paths towards the truth will appear in the world, though he will still have to find them.
Empty House allows Holmes to disguise himself as another person, even another Heroic Spirit, though his disguised Parameters cannot exceed his own and he cannot use any Skills or Noble Phantasms that the individual possesses.
Kotetsu Yamanaka is the character designer for Sherlock Holmes.
In Fate/school life, Eiichirou Mashin held a contest for which he asked his readers to submit designs for the strongest Servant. His Noble Phantasms are Absolute Reasoning (絶対推理, Zettai Suiri?) and Baritsu (バリツ, Baritsu?). (The latter was the method he used to defeat his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, as disclosed in The Adventure of the Empty House, the first Holmes story published by Conan Doyle after Holmes was thought to have died in The Final Problem.)
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 Fate/Grand Order material V - Profile of Sherlock Holmes translated by Kinalvin
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18
 Fate/Grand Order - Sherlock Holmes (Ruler) Profile [T]
Sherlock Holmes - Ruler
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Kotetsu Yamanaka
Voice Actor: Takahiro Mizushima
Noble Phantasm: B
Innate Discernment: A++
Hypothetical Reasoning: A+
Territory Creation: EX
Elementary, My Dear: This is an Elementary Matter, My Friend
Type: Anti-Unit/Anti-World Noble Phantasm
The world’s sole and greatest consulting detective.
The crystallization of the concept of detective; the representative of “those who reveal”.
The protagonist of the stories that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in the 19th~20th Century, he is a detective who explains all enigmas and one of the ancestors of the “detectives” that appear on the many mystery novels of later years—--
Or so it is assumed.
But what is really the truth?
Level 1 Bond
Source: Sherlock Holmes Series
Region: England, the whole world
Alignment: Neutral Good Gender: Male
For argument’s sake, if he was really originated from the stories, then there is a possibility of not only Doyle’s novels but also its pastiches having been included... according to the Chaldea staff’s gossips.
Level 2 Bond
Thoughtful and yet dynamic. Bold and yet precise.
And also a calm, level-headed man.
No sort of enigma, crime and conspiracy can escape Holmes’ sight. Be that a fearsome murderer, an ancient curse, a monster of the dark night or a supranational secret society; he shall disclose them all--- and defeat them if necessary. By means of a sharp sword called truth.
That way of being has already exceeded the realms of men, and is already the embodiment of a “wise one”, “one who reveals”.
Level 3 Bond
- Innate Discernment: A++
The ability to perceive the true nature of things. His sharp eyes for observation will not overlook any sort of information. Although their principles are completely different, this can read into the future in a way that is similar to the future prediction of Clairvoyance.
- Baritsu: B++
Learned an Oriental martial arts that is extremely real combat-oriented.
Other than employing striking techniques that combine this skill with boxing, Sherlock Holmes also have counters and grappling throws as his forte.
If the conditions are right, he can even employ a special move that is in par with the release of True Name of a Noble Phantasm, but...
Level 4 Bond
"This is an Elementary Matter, My Friend"
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit/Anti-World
Elementary, My Dear.
The Noble Phantasm that Sherlock Holmes acquired upon manifesting as a Servant. His Origin - “Elucidation” - sublimated as a Noble Phantasm.
Even if the enigma he faces is truly an existence that cannot be explained, clues and paths for reaching the truth will always “appear”.
Even if there was a treasure chest whose key has been lost, said key will turn out to be “not lost”, and would certainly be possible to locate it somewhere in the world.
(However, as expected, it will not suddenly appear in his hands. Either Holmes or his collaborators must find it, wherever it may be).
Level 5 Bond
Originally a constantly active-type of Noble Phantasm, but release of True Name is performed in “Fate/GO”.
Upon release of True Name, an unidentified “sphere” appears, emitting a dazzling light on the surroundings. It weakens the enemy camp and strengthens the ally camp. Even an against an unbeatable opponent, Holmes will discover a path to defeat him.
Also, its True Name is one of the famous words associated with Holmes, yet the first instance in which it was attributed to him was not on Doyle’s novels, but actually the stage play produced・scripted・starred by William Gillette. It has been said that Doyle praised the Holmes played by Gillete as “surpassing my novels”.
Incidentally, the common assumption is that Gillete conceived it based on Holmes’ “elementary” remark towards Watson from Doyle’s short story - “The Adventure of the Crooked Man”.
Heroic Spirit Holmes is the fake resemblance of Dr. Joseph Bell (his model), Doyle himself, and the world oldest detective, Vidocq---
Not. He manifest as the protagonist of a novel series (or so we are lead to believe by his behavior).
In the end, is the story of Sherlock Holmes a literary creation invented by Sir Doyle, or something written down by Dr. John H. Watson as a romantic tale about the real Holmes, or maybe even a blend between these two?
At the very least, Holmes himself should know this. But he never speaks of it himself, and constantly evades the subject whenever it comes up.
シャーロック・ホームズ - ルーラー初歩的なことだ、友よ
- Innate Discernment: A++
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: Round Table Realm, Chapter 14
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Study in the Color of Ravens' Feathers (pt.1) (pt.2) (pt.3) (pt.4)
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Sherlock Holmes Trial Quest
- ↑ TYPE-MOON Ace Volume 11
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - Shinjuku Phantom Spirit Incident: The Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm
- ↑ Fate/Grand Order - Sherlock Holmes, Valentine's Day