Arou Myourenji (妙蓮寺鴉郎, Myōrenji Arō?), using the pseudonym Scandinavia Peperoncino (スカンジナビア・ペペロンチーノ, Sukanjinabia Peperonchīno?), is one of the seven Crypters, Masters attempting to supplant the Greater History of Man with that of the Lostbelt in Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt. He is the Master of Archer Ashwatthama. He was formerly one of forty eight Chaldea Master Candidates and a member of A-Team.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 2.1 Fate/Grand Order
- 2.2 Cosmos in the Lostbelt
- 2.2.1 Prologue
- 2.2.2 Anastasia: Permafrost Empire
- 2.2.3 Götterdämmerung: Eternal Icy Fire Century
- 2.2.4 SIN: Synchronized Intellect Nation
- 2.2.5 Yuga Kshetra: Saṃsāra of Genesis and Terminus
- 2.2.6 Atlantis: Ancient Ocean of the Dreadnought Gods
- 2.2.7 Olympus: Interstellar Mountainous City
- 2.2.8 Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Arou Myourenji was a Japanese magus who practiced Shugendō; more specifically, tengu arts. It was a school of Shugendō that took corrupting into a tengu and finding one's way to hell as a premise. Myourenji practitioners gain an abhijna after 100 years of training. Learning one out of the six abhijna is enough to make you a tengu, but Arou had learned three: Shinsokutsuu, Tashintsuu, and Roshintsuu. Everyone found Arou really talented and praised him extravagantly, but he just wanted to be himself. Eventually, that got him expelled.
For one generation, the Myourenji was a lineage of Houjutsu practitioners; the Japanese equivalent to Fangshi. When their founder fell into the tengu ways, he connected a Path to the Maouson on that mountain. The problem was that it connected only to the founder, and so his descendants all had to go through a long training to eventually make their bodies superhuman without the Maouson's power. After some mad effort, one man made a special body with special circuits, only to die without passing it on to anyone. Arou was directly descended from the founder, so was born and raised on the mountain, but all the other Myourenji children were kidnapped from the lands below. Kidnapping children to be their foster parents might have been okay long ago, back when death by childbirth was a common occurrence, but the Myourenji would abandon the children who couldn't keep up with the training. And if they could keep up, they'd be guaranteed to fall to hell. No one's gaining anything from meddling with others' fates just to corrupt them into tengus. Those people were wasting their lives. That was why Arou killed all of them before he climbed down the mountain.
Since he no longer had any connection to his family, after sorting everything out, he left Japan.
Changing his name to Scandinavia Peperoncino and becoming a freelancer, he was recruited to Chaldea after Marisbury Animusphere met Scandinavia during his travels, Marisbury wanting to recruit a magus specialized in fighting. Scandinavia joined Chaldea Security Organization by Marisbury's recommendation and became one of the forty-eight Chaldea Master Candidates and a member of A-Team. He planned to summon an Archer-class Servant. Scandinavia managed to hide his real name, race, and age from others, but it was assumed he was the oldest among Chaldea's A-Team.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
He is the oldest in the A-Team. He looks Italian.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Nicknamed Pepe (ペペ?) by his friends, he is a mood-maker that calmly eases up the tense Crypters during their meetings. Possessing a feminine-like character, the person himself also enjoys exhibiting it. His motto is to do things smoothly, with fun and friendliness. He uses feminine pronouns to refer to himself.
Leonardo describes him to be friendly and casual, and he would always lighten the mood of A-Team with his jokes. Mash Kyrielight mention him to be a good listener, especially when the silent Hinako Akuta would close her book when Scandinavia was around.
He is knowledgeable about Buddhism and Indian myth. "I like mythologies about repeated cycles of destruction", he said.
Although an optimistic and easy-going character, Beryl describes him as someone who is better not to get him mad. He can be a bit grudgeful, showing that he is unable to forget the events in the Indian Lostbelt and wanting to punish Douman for messing with the peaceful Lostbelt he was in charge of. He greatly values those he sees as his friends and allies and during his time in Chaldea, grew genuinely close to his teammates and considering them his genuine friends. Possessing such strong sense of friendship and loyalty, he would go to extreme lengths to get back at those who mess with them, sworing vengeance against his former comrade Beryl for betraying and killing Kirschtaria.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Cosmos in the Lostbelt[edit | edit source]
Prologue[edit | edit source]
After the arrival of Goldolf Musik, Koyanskaya and Kirei Kotomine. Thirty-nine Chaldea Masters were resuscitated and evacuated, only the A-Team were believed to be still frozen in their Coffin. On 27 December 2017, somebody had unfrozen and woke A-Team from their respective coffin and placed a fake signal.
Anastasia: Permafrost Empire[edit | edit source]
In the Crypters' meeting, Peperoncino is seen concerned about Kadoc's gloominess, so he tries to cheer him up and encouraging him to show his strength and determination. When Wodime reveals that Chaldea is emerging from the Imaginary Number Space, Peperoncino doubts Wodime's choice of letting Koyanskaya lead the suppresion of Chaldea, saying his Servants could destroy the base without leaving any survivors, to which Wodime disagrees. Later, he asks Daybit's opinion about the "cube" present in his own Lostbelt, to which the latter replies that "cube" is a weak point that he or Wodime would eliminate with haste. Peperoncino finally cuts the transmission, not before saying that he will continue to observe the situation, though he would feel like cutting said weak point.
Götterdämmerung: Eternal Icy Fire Century[edit | edit source]
Peperonico calls Ophelia Phamrsolone, expressing concern for her. Ophelia denies that anything’s wrong, though she appreciates Peperoncino calling her. Peperoncino knows the Fantasy Tree is already sprouting seeds, though Ophelia regrets the Seeds withered away. But Peperoncino calls the fact the Tree is sprouting seeds proof of its growth and Ophelia’s positive relationship with the Lostbelt King, He then tells Ophelia to apply a little makeup, knowing she wishes to look her best for Kirschtaria, which Ophelia admits to. Peperonico confesses he's been trying to get contact Kadoc, though Kadoc seems to be refusing to answer his calls. But given the fact that Chaldea arrived in Russia, he can deduce what happened.
SIN: Synchronized Intellect Nation[edit | edit source]
During a meeting between the Crypters, he is shown trying to calm the dispute between Koyanskaya and Hinako. When they realize the next place Chaldea went to, Scandinavia states they went into a problematic place, suggesting that everyone continue their business in their Lostbelts as usual, although Beryl disagrees. At the end, he asks Daybit and Wodime their feelings about Ophelia's demise. Acknowledging Wodime's silence, he decides to be the one preparing her a proper funeral in his place before leaving.
Yuga Kshetra: Saṃsāra of Genesis and Terminus[edit | edit source]
Atlantis: Ancient Ocean of the Dreadnought Gods[edit | edit source]
Olympus: Interstellar Mountainous City[edit | edit source]
During the events of the Atlantic Lostbelt, Scandinavia was shown to have mainly resided within Olympus together with his fellow Crypters; Kadoc Zemlupus,Beryl Gut and Kirschtaria Wodime as Kirchtaria and the other Olympian Gods began making their plans to counteract Chaldea.
Eventually Scandanavia would talk with Aphrodite during their free time together were he would tell her about the various events,myths and legends from the Greater History Of Man in order to entertain the goddess; with Aphrodite in particular being interested on the actions done by her Proper History Counterpart; such as the actions done by her during the Fall of Troy. Aphrodite in particular would pout to Scandaniva about how he lost control of the Indian Lostbelt and of how disappointed she was that she could no longer conquer the fallen Lostbelt through war; causing Scandanavia to apologize and appease the goddess by simply stating that he simply wasn't talented enough.
However despite being on good terms with the Olympains, Scandanavia is shown to be more than willing to actually betray and impede their efforts. As seen where he was willing to assist Kadoc in his plans to assist Chaldea and the God Breaker Alliance by passing along vital information to them.
Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain[edit | edit source]
Pepe arrives to the English Lostbelt under the pseudonym Count Peperon (ペペロン伯爵?), a charismatic fashion designer. He has arrived seeking Beryl, saying that as a member of Team A he has a responsibility to clean up his mess. However, despite the revelation in Olympus that Kirschtaria was never loyal to the Alien God and had planned to overthrow her, Pepe remains on the Alien God's side.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Peperoncino was originally born into a Magus Family that practiced Shugendō, a unique Japanese Magecraft that combines both Religion and Magecraft into a unique blend. Scandinavia himself was stated to have mastered its offensive abilities and was regarded as a Magus that specialized in fighting by Marisbury Animusphere and was selected to join A Team to complete the Grand Orders due to his skills, further alluding to his power.
Within Shugendō, he is able to make use of the Abhijñā (六神通, Rokujintsū?, literally Six Supernatural Powers), a set of higher knowledges that can bring an individual closer to buddhahood. Peperoncino has shown mastery over some of the six knowledges, which are:
- Iddhi-vidha (神足通, Jinsokutsū?, the Knowledge of the Unimpeded Bodily Function), which grants him multiple superhuman abilities such as moving at high speeds, with which he was able to evade Ashwatthaman's attacks and allows him to fight against the Holy Beasts of God Arjuna.
- Ceto-pariya-nana (他心通, Tajintsū?, the Knowledge of the Mind of Others), which grants him the ability to read the intentions of human and non-human beings through "colors".
- Asavakkhaya-nana (漏尽通, Rōjintsū?, the Knowledge of the Destruction of Defilements), which grants the practitioner the ability to reach Nirvana by excluding himself from the cycle of reincarnation. In the Atlantic Lostbelt, he used this knowledge in conjunction with the Ceto-pariya-nana to craft a spell to succesfully render Douman into his main body, making him unable to imprint his Saint Graph on his shikigamis.
Additionally, Scandinavia like the other members of the A-Team was granted a special set of Command Spells called the Sirius Light,a kind of power able to "overturn the world" according to Marisbury itself. That was originally meant to be used by him to successfully complete Grand Orders. But upon him being revived by the Alien God and given his own Lostbelt to Oversee, the Sirius Light now likely grants him a degree of power and authority over the Lostbelts.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Grand Order material VII - CHARACTER profile: Scandinavia Peperoncino, p.052-055 [T]
Comment from Illustrator
I believe he’s a person who cares for his inner beauty. I believe he doesn’t care if others consider him beautiful, but he has an absolute need to consider himself beautiful. And maybe he also sees beauty in almost everything. I want a kiss from his last Command Spell. (pako)
Comment from Illustrator
 Fate/Grand Order material VIII - CHARACTER profile: Scandinavia Peperoncino, p.013 [T]
Born in: Unknown
Talents: Love fortunes, shugendou, dirty jobs.
Likes: Positivity, reconciliation, Prince Charming.
Dislikes: Negativity, crows, diets.
A person full of mysteries, including his name, race and age.
He supposedly is the oldest among the seven.
The Crypter meetings tend to get tense but he’s always there to calm the mood and make everything run amicably.
He’s a man of feminine sensitivities and he loves being that way.
His motto is “Always be fun, friendly and smooth”.
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain - Chapter 9 Section 4
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Prologue, Section 2: Dec 26th, 2017
- FGO Part 2, Crypter Scandinavia Peperoncino - Profile
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire - Prologue
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Olympus: Interstellar Mountain City, Chapter 18
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Olympus: Interstellar Mountain City, Epilogue
- Fate/Grand Order - Prologue
- Fate/Grand Order - Fuyuki: The Contaminated City in Flame, Chapter 2
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Second Prologue, Section 3: Dec 31st, 2017
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Flame Century - Section 6: Castle of Snow and Ice (End)
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 12: You, Who Was Like The Spring Sunshine
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - SIN: Land of Unified Knowledge - Prologue
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Avalon le Fae: Fairy Round Table Domain - Chapter 9 Section 2
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Yuga Kshetra: The Black Final God, Section 11: Treta Yuga/Asclepius, the God of Medicine
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Yuga Kshetra: The Black Final God, Section 5: Kali Yuga/A Revolving World
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Olympus: Interstellar Mountain City, Chapter 20