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Semiramis (セミラミス, Semiramisu?), also known as Assassin of "Red" (“赤”のアサシン, "Aka" no Asashin?), is the Assassin-class Servant of Shirou Kotomine of the Red Faction in the Great Holy Grail War of Fate/Apocrypha.

She is one of the Servants summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.

Profile[]

Identity[]

The Wise Queen of Assyria (アッシリアの賢女王, Asshiria no Ken-Joō?). Born from the Syrian mermaid goddess Derketo and a human man, she was left on the waterfront by her loveless mother. She was wrapped in the warm wings of a dove, and fed with the dove's milk. Semiramis was then found and educated by the shepherd Simmas until she married Onnes, an old general; but she was then taken away by the Syrian king Ninus who fell in love with her thanks to her beautiful face. This forced Onnes to commit suicide, and after Semiramis earned the favors of the king with original battle plans, she married him and formally became queen. A few days after the marriage, she killed the king with poison, and reigned as a regent over Assyria for the next few decades. This is the oldest case of murder by poisoning in legends.[4][5]

Appearance[]

Assassin is described as a "depraved beauty" and a "peerlessly beautiful woman" wrapped in a dress as "dark as midnight" who emanates a pleasing aroma.

Personality[]

Semiramis is a very enthusiastic person who indulges in luxury and "exudes a decadent atmosphere from somewhere."[6] Since her childhood, she has studied a wide range of disciplines such as cosmetics, hairdressing, dancing, clothing, music and astronomy, and her beautiful face has captivated many men. Her passion has led her to start a war to possess a single man, and to poison her husband, the king, for politics, but her abilities as a queen are indisputable. Proof of the many expeditions she has led can be seen on walls and the Ishtar Gate.[4] She believes it necessary for one to be superior to others and have more desires than regular people as a ruler, thinking that those who uphold frugality are only playing a sport privileged to those who have gained the "most important possession of all", authority. She feels that those who rule commit tyranny simply from the act, so those who are kings must also be tyrants.

Differing from the normal Hassan-i-Sabbah Assassins, Kairi Sisigou's first impression of her is someone whose murders were not done in secret, but all deliberated and premeditated acts brought forth from a single glance or word that would cause her targets to die by the hands of others. Mordred compares her to Morgan, her own mother, citing that Semiramis "has the same smell." While she will play with others when she has the upper hand, she is quick to anger when a situation is not going as she feels it should, especially finding Caster of Red extremely troublesome with his actions that sometimes go against their overall plans.

Having grown up a child abandoned by her birth mother and subsequently saved by strangers, Semiramis holds her mother in great contempt. While she believes that all women will eventually arrive at the role of "life-giver", she still holds those who fall for the allure of men as weak. Likewise, she see men who claim other women without a second thought as despicable. So for her mother, who not only fell for a mortal man, but also abandoned her duty as a mother is truly despicable. However, Semiramis is not without her gratitude, for thanks to her mother, divine blood flows through her.

Role[]

Fate/Apocrypha[]

Semiramis is summoned by Shirou Kotomine and is deeply involved with his plan of salvation. Upon summoning, the first thing she says to him is, "Not for naught am I known as the world's oldest poisoner... Are you truly certain that you can wield Queen Semiramis?" His response confuses her, asking "O Queen of Assyria - in this Great Holy Grail War, I aim not for victory or defeat but for another goal. Will you aid me?" Unable to understand his intentions, she even considers searching for a new puppet to act as her Master rather than dealing with him, but she eventually comes to respect him and consider his wish to be her own. They take control of the other Masters while Shirou guides the actions of the other Servants through them. She dislikes Rider of Red due to their adversarial natures, and she finds Caster's overall attitude to be annoying. They are constructing her Hanging Gardens of Babylon to act as their main base while proceeding with other plans.

After the other Masters are under their control, she uses her doves to deliver a message to the final Red Master and Servant, Kairi Sisigou and Saber of Red, from Shirou to initiate a meeting at the Sighisoara church. After Saber is materialized at the urging of Shirou, he has her reveal herself from her Presence Concealment in turn, surprising Kairi. As she jokingly teases him by reaching her hand out towards his, she is lightly chided by Shirou and backs away while stifling her laughter. As the discussions on the state of the war proceed, Saber is annoyed with her haughty attitude as Shirou asks for her true name. Assassin then becomes somewhat angered as Kairi declines to reveal it and refuses cooperation, but Shirou keeps her in check.

Upon their departure, she immediately suggests sending an agent after them to kill the uncertainty of their future existence, but Shirou rejects it on the basis of keeping from infighting between allies. She scoffs at the idea, but he feels that they will cooperate so long as their interests coincide with the defeat of the Black Faction. He then asks her about the completion of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and she mentions that the ritual will take three days. Their conversation is interrupted by Caster of Red's arrival, chanting a line from Richard III. As he is exaggeratedly disparaged by Shirou not being able to identify the quote, Assassin mentions that her knowledge only tells her that he is a "a famous writer of history." As he continues with his boisterous speech, her asking him for his reason for being there returns his tone to normal.

Revealing that Berserker of Red has begun a march on the Black Faction, she is shocked to the point of losing all words, but Shirou is relatively calm. As he makes plans, Assassin is angered by the situation, with the unready Red Faction being forced into action against the heavily fortified Black Faction. As it is revealed that Caster was the one who encouraged Berserker's movement, she becomes even more irritated, but follows Shirou's command to alert Archer of Red to follow Berserker. Later on as Shirou attempts to convince the controlled Masters to relinquish control of their Servants to him fully, she bets him that he cannot accomplish it at the moment, so he loses a bottle of wine to her after failing. He wonders if the wine, a non-magical bottle obtained from an elder of the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament, is good enough for her, but she simply says that she wants it for the "taste of wealth."

The notion causes Shirou to muse over the nature of kings summoned as Servants, and she describes what it means to be a ruler. She abruptly quiets afterword, apologizing that such thoughts must have been an annoyance. The conversation causes Shirou to think over the situation, noting that their positions would seem more natural if reversed with him as the Servant and her the Master. Assassin concurs in that she is used to being served, but that serving another is a new experience. Asking if he would like to switch, he declines due to her having been notorious as a despot in life. In a good mood, they repeat their original words to each other from after her summoning, causing a rare moment of uncontrolled laughter from Assassin. She mentions that the situation seemed absurd to her at first, but now she believes him to be truly fascinating. She gets a message from a dove afterward, telling of the situation with Berserker and then another with the arrival of Ruler. Not only is Assassin extremely beautiful, she is very skilled in the art of seduction and manipulation similar to Morgan. In one point in the Manga, she makes an unexpected attempt to seduce Shirou Kotomine--Shirou refusing and both of them never brought it up again.


Fate/Grand Order[]

Valentine 2018: ~The Flourishing Chocolate Gardens of Valentine~[]

Semiramis makes her first appearance in the Valentine's event of 2018.

Abilities[]

As the world’s oldest poisoner, Semiramis uses poison as her weapon.[4] The rank of her Agility and Presence Concealment is low for an Assassin, however, thanks to possessing the Double Summon skill, she actually has the traits and abilities of the Caster class as well.[5] Having lived during the Age of Gods, she is knowledgeable in magecraft and does justice to her history as a witch. At the beginning of her initial engagement with Astolfo she nonchalantly says "she knows a little," which is an understatement.[7] In fact, it is noted that she could probably put up a good match against Karna, with the strength of her mysteries.[8]

Assassin's summoned Primeval Serpents

Semiramis' main armaments are chains and the like from her wedge-shaped magic circles. Semiramis can also summon Mystical Beasts.[3] She displays the ability to form the scales of the Sacred Fish on her hand as a means of defense, though Rider of Red is able to break through this version. In the anime adaptation, she can summon a shield formed from the scales to defend others, such as when she protected Avicebron from Chiron's arrow. She was even able to block Clarent Blood Arthur, though it broke afterward. Her skills with poisons allowed her to recreate the Greek Hydras venom for Chiron. She is also capable of producing magical traps in the form of chains, which Ruler must actively break.

Skills[]

Class Skills[]

  • Presence Concealment (C+ Rank): Hides one's presence as a Servant. Suitable for spying. The rank of presence concealment drops considerably when preparing to attack. However, this condition does not apply to poison something.[1][3] By combining her Presence Concealment and her poisons, she was able to easily slip a hypnotic drug into the tea of all the Red Faction's Masters allowing Shirou Kotomine the opportunity to manipulate them.
  • Territory Creation (EX Rank): Creates an area that is advantageous to oneself as a magus. By gathering specific materials, it is possible to create a "Hanging Garden", superior to a "Temple".[1][3]

Personal Skills[]

  • Familiar (Dove) (D Rank): Allows the use of doves as familiars. They can be directed by thought alone, without the need for a contract.[1][3] She has spread them throughout the entirety of Romania to act as a network of scouts to carry messages and collect information. Taking pieces of paper in their mouths, they can locate their targets, deliver the message, and immediately leave upon completion. They can track down magical energy sources, especially those possessed by Servants, allowing them to keep track of their locations any time upon entering the country.
  • Divinity (C Rank): Semiramis was the daughter of the Syrian fish-goddess Derketo and a mortal.[1][3] Simiramis displays the ability to form the scales of the Sacred Fish on her hand as a means of defense. Although one single thrust from Achilles' spear was strong enough to pierce the scales with ease, the barrier was strong enough to stop his attack. However, Achilles claimed that if he really wanted to, he could have put his spear through her scales, her arm and Shirou Kotomine's head, to which Shirou replied “Yes, I suppose you could have."[9]

Noble Phantasm[]

Hanging Gardens of Babylon[]

Semiramis most powerful Noble Phantasm is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Because this Noble Phantasm is "vanity" itself, the conditions for its activation are strict. It is necessary to gather a fixed amount of a very specific type of soil and stone and the entire process takes at least three days. As the name suggests, it manifests as an "enormous fortress hanging in the air".[1][3] Within it, not only are all of Semiramis' parameters increased one rank,[1][3][7] but a plus modifier is added to her attacks when she is attacking.[1][3] On top of that, whereas her fame level is also boosted to the highest class,[1][3] all other Servants who enter her domain will have their own fame reduced to zero.[10] Within the Hanging Gardens, Semiramis' power and Authority is truly absolute,[11] making her as powerful as a Ruler.[12] She would not only be able to restrain even Karna with just a single wave of her hand,[11] but she also seemed to believe that her own power alone would be enough to take down Vlad III in his Legend of Dracula form.[10] It is noted however that Semiramis would fare poorly against Jeanne d'Arc. From the beginning, the parameters of Semiramis and Jeanne weren’t even comparable. Additionally, magi had fatally bad compatibility with Ruler. Even without using a Command Spell, she could immediately defeat Semiramis.[10]

Hanging Gardens' main defensive mechanism

The gardens also possess extremely powerful defensive functions that consist of EX Anti Army magical beam attacks that step into the realm of True Magic,[7][13] and that would to make someone like William Shakespeare run away barefooted.[5] Their destructive power is compared to that of a dropped bomb,[10] or a meteor falling from the sky,[13] and even the Saber class which tends to have the highest Magic Resistance wouldn’t be able to just shrug it off.[10] A single blast was sufficient enough to knock out both Astolfo and his Hippogriff, although thanks to his Luna Break Manual Noble Phantasm, which grants A-rank Magic Resistance, Astolfo wasn’t all that wounded by the damage he took from her blasts and the fall.[7] Jeanne d'Arc was able to block it with her flag thanks to her Magic Resistance being ranked EX.[10]

Sieg claimed that by his third transformation he would be able to put up a fight against the defense functions of Semiramis' Hanging Gardens of Babylon, saying that he could likely survive the attack even if he woudln't lose outright. Sieg could accurately calculate the power of the beam attack which Ruler had blocked, and he was confident that he could overwhelm and beat it with Balmung. However, they had learned from Astolfo that the Hanging Gardens had eleven interception spells prepared and ready for Assassin of Red to fire at any time. If the spell that Ruler had blocked was a ‘one’, then it was basically multiplied by eleven when fired in combination. Even then, Sieg probably wouldn’t lose, but he wasn’t confident that he could defeat it either. The odds were likely that it would turn into a contest of power—clashing against each other with all their might and merely resulting in both of them exhausting themselves.[8] Sieg and Avicebron note that attacking the Hanging Gardens with just Achilles' chariot and Astolfo's Hippogriff alone would be quite difficult.[12]

Sikera Ušum[]

Semiramis other Noble Phantasm is Sikera Ušum. A Noble Phantasm that can only be invoked at the throne of her fortress. When this Noble Phantasm is invoked, the magecraft Semiramis uses is granted a "poison" attribute. Heroes who possess legends where they withstood poison will receive a bonus to their resistance against this Noble Phantasm whereas on the other hand, if they have an episode where they died to poison, the damage is doubled. Different types of poison can be selected as well. In regards to the image, the poison's appearance manifests as chains.[1] Furthermore, when Semiramis is within the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Gardens of Vanity”, she can even summon creatures of the Phantasmal Species if they have an anecdote related to poison, such as the Bašmu. If she were summoned as a normal Assassin without the skill “Double Summon”, Semiramis wouldn’t be able to use the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon”, so she would use this Noble Phantasm as her main weapon instead.[14]

Development[]

Creation and Conception[]

She was designed by TYPE-MOON and illustrated by Shidzuki Morii for the original canceled online game project.[4]

References[]

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    [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Assassin of Red, p.044-045

    Class: Assassin
    Master: Shirou Kotomine
    True Name: Semiramis
    Gender: Female
    Height/Weight: 169cm, 51kg
    Alignment: Lawful Evil

    STR: E
    CON: D
    AGI: D
    MGI: A
    LUK: A
    NP: B

    Class Skills
    Presence Concealment: C+
    Hides one's presence as a Servant. Suitable for spying.
    The rank of presence concealment drops considerably when preparing to attack.
    However, this condition does not apply to poisoning something.

    Territory Creation: EX
    Creates an area that is advantageous to oneself as a magus.
    By gathering specific materials, it is possible to create a "Hanging Garden", superior to a "Temple".

    Item Creation: C
    Allows the creation of items that carry magical energy.
    Semiramis specializes in poisons, so she can't make any other types of tools.

    Personal Skills
    Familiar (Doves): D
    Allows the use of doves as familiars.
    They can be directed by thought alone, without need for a contract.

    Dual Summon: B
    Grants the Class Skills of both the Assassin and Caster classes.
    An exceedingly rare trait, possessed only by a select few Servants.

    Divinity: C
    Semiramis was the daughter of the Syrian fish-goddess Derketo and a mortal.

    Noble Phantasms
    Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Garden of Vanity
    Rank: EX
    Type: Anti-world Noble Phantasm
    Range: 10~100
    Max Targets: 1000

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In reality, Semiramis had nothing to do with its construction.
    However, due to the misunderstandings of countless people, it became her Noble Phantasm.
    Because this Noble Phantasm is "vanity" itself, the conditions for its activation are strict.
    It is necessary to gather a fixed amount of soil and stone from ruins in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, and only once these materials are prepared can the activation proceed.
    (This entire process takes at least three days.)
    As the name suggests, it manifests as an "enormous fortress hanging in the air".
    And, within this fortress, all of Semiramis' parameters are increased in rank.
    On top of that, her fame level is also boosted to the highest class, and attacks are revised in her favor.

    Sikera Ušum: Arrogant King's Alcohol
    Rank: B+
    Type: Anti-Army
    Range: 1~20
    Max Targets: 10 People
    A Noble Phantasm that can only be invoked at the throne in the Aerial Gardens of Vanity.
    The atmosphere and magecraft receive a "poison," environmental property.
    When this Noble Phantasm is invoked, the magecraft Semiramis uses is granted a "poison," attribute.
    Heroes who posses legends that say "Poison had no effect" are granted a debuff bonus, on the other hand, if they have an episode where they died to poison, damage is doubled. Different types of poison can be selected as well.
    In regards to the image, the poison's appearance manifests as chains.

    CLASS アサシン
    マスター:シロウ・コトミネ
    真名:セミラミス
    性別:女性
    身長・体重:169cm/51kg
    属性:秩序・悪

    筋力:E
    耐力:D
    敏捷:D
    魔力:A
    幸運:A
    宝具:B

    クラス別能力:
    気配遮断:C+
    サーヴァントとしての気配を断つ。隠密行動に適している。
    自らが攻撃態勢に移ると気配遮断のランクは大きく落ちる。
    ただし、毒を忍ばせる場合はこの限りではない。

    陣地作成:EX
    魔術師として、自らに有利な陣地を作り上げる。
    具体的な材料を集めることで、“神殿”を上回る“空中庭園”を形成することが可能。

    道具作成:C
    魔力を帯びた器具を作成できる。
    セミラミスは毒薬に特化しており、それ以外の道具を作成することはできない。

    固有スキル
    使い魔(鳩):D
    鳩を使い魔として使役できる。
    契約は必要なく、思念を送るだけで可能。

    二重召喚:B
    アサシンとキャスター、両方のクラス別スキルを獲得して現界する。
    極一部のサーヴァントのみが持つ希少特性。

    神性:C
    シリアの魚神であるデルケットと人間の間の娘。

    宝具
    虚栄の空中庭園(ハンギングガーデンズ・オブ・バビロン)
    ランク:EX
    種別:対界宝具
    レンジ:10~100
    最大捕捉:1000人
    バビロンの空中庭園。実際には、セミラミスはバビロンの空中庭園に携わった訳ではなかった。
    だが誤解した数多の人々の信仰を利用し、宝具として成立させた。

    あくまで「虚栄」であるため、宝具の発動条件は厳しい。
    イラクの首都バグダッド近辺の遺跡から、土と石を一定量運び、それを組み上げることによってようやく発動準備が完了する。(発動準備からの必要な日数は最低でも三日程度)

    文字通り、「空中を浮遊する大要塞」として顕現する。
    そしてこの要塞内部である限り、セミラミスのステータスは全ランクアップ。
    知名度も最高クラスに向上し、更に攻撃の際は有利な補正が加わる。

    驕慢王の美酒(シクラ・ウシュム)
    ランク:B+
    種別:対軍宝具
    レンジ:1〜20
    最大捕捉:10人
    虚栄の空中庭園、その玉座の間でのみ発動可能な宝具。
    空間や魔術に「毒」という環境特性を付与させる。
    この宝具が発動している場合、セミラミスの使う魔術そのものにも「毒」の特性が付与される。
    「毒が効かなかった」という逸話を持つ英霊ならば、弱体化のボーナスが獲得できるが、逆に毒殺されたというエピソードがある場合はダメージが倍加する。
    毒の種類も選択可能。イメージ的には、毒々しい色をした鎖という形で顕現する。

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    [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - CHARACTER Profile: Assassin of "Red", p.104-105 [T]

    Assassin of "Red" - Real name: Semiramis

    • Height: 169cm
    • Weight: 59kg
    • Blood type: Unknown
    • Birthday: Unknown
    • Three sizes: B89 W58 H87
    • Talents: Making poison
    • Likes: Traps
    • Dislike: Deprivation
    • Image colour: Purple Blue
    • Enemy: Shirou Kotomine


    Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe

    “赤”のアサシン - 真名:セミラミス

    • 身長:169cm
    • 体重:59kg
    • 血液型:不明
    • 誕生日:不明
    • スリーサイズ:B89 W58 H87
    • 特技:毒薬作り
    • 好きなもの:陥穽
    • 苦手なもの:奪われること
    • イメージカラー:パープルブルー
    • 天敵:シロウ・コトミネ


    Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe

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    [v] Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Semiramis, p.330-331

    Semiramis, Wise Queen of Assyria
    Assassin
    She is a legendary queen who reigned over the empire of Assyria. Since her childhood, she has studied a wide range of disciplines such as cosmetics, hairdressing, dancing clothing, music, astronomy, and her beautiful face has captivated many men. A very enthusiastic person, she indulges in luxury and decadence. Her passion has led her to start a war to possess a single man, and to poison her husband, the king, for politics. But her abilities as a queen are indisputable, as she has led many expeditions, as seen on walls and the Ishtar Gate. She uses poison as her weapon.

    • Class: Assassin (Caster)
    • Source: Legend of the Assyrian empire
    • Region: Europe from the Middle East
    • Alignment: Lawful Evil
    • Sex: Female
    • Height: 160cm stand
    • Weight: 50kg stand
    • Armament: Poison


    Legend
    Born from the Syrian mermaid goddess Atargatis and a human man, and left on the waterfront by her loveless mother. She was wrapped in the warm wings of a dove, and fed with the dove's milk. Semiramis was then found and educated by the shepherd Simmas until she married Onnes, an old general; but she was then taken away by the Syrian king Ninus who fell in love with her thanks to her beautiful face. This forced Onnes to commit suicide, and after Semiramis earned the favors of the king with original battle plans, she married him and formally became queen. A few days after the marriage, she killed the king with poison, and reigned as a regent over Assyria for the next few decades. This is the oldest case of murder by poisoning in legends.

    Status

    • STR: E
    • CON: D
    • AGI: D
    • MGI: A
    • LCK: A
    • Noble Phantasm: B

    アッシリアの賢女王
    セミラミス
    アッシリア帝国に君臨したとされる、伝説の女王。幼少の頃より化粧、結髪、装身から舞踏、音楽、天文まで幅広く教養を修め、男を惑わす美貌を持っていた。一方で贅沢と退廃を好み、情熱的な性格をしている。この情熱は恋においてひとりの男を手に入れるために戦争を起こし、政治において夫である王を毒殺する容赦のなさに現れる。だが女王としての手腕は確かで、城壁やイシュタル門の建設、多くの遠征を指導した。

    • クラス:アサシン(キャスター)
    • 出典:アッシリア帝国の伝説
    • 地域:中東から欧州
    • 属性:秩序・悪
    • 性別:
    • 身長:160cm台
    • 体重:50kg台
    • 武装:


    イラスト:森井しづき
    設定制作:TYPE-MOON

    伝説
    シリアの魚の女神・デルケットと人間の間に生まれたが、母の愛を得られず水辺に放置された。その後、彼女は鳩の翼にくるまって温められ、鳩の運ぶ牛乳で育てられた。成長し、牧人・シンマスに拾われて様々な知識を学んだセミラミスは老将軍オンネスに嫁ぐが、その美貌からアッシリア王・ニヌスに見初められ奪われてしまう。この事件でオンネスは自害し、一方のセミラミスは戦争において奇抜な戦法を王に提案することで寵愛を深め、やがて正式に王妃となる。婚姻の数日後、彼女はニヌス王を毒殺し、以降数十年ものあいだ、摂政としてアッシリアに君臨した。これは伝説に残る最古の毒殺事件とされる。

    筋力値

    • 筋力:E
    • 耐久:D
    • 敏捷:D
    • 魔力:A
    • 幸運:A
    • 宝具:B

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    [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Assassin of “Red” [Servant], p.149-150 [T]

    Assassin of “Red” [Servant]
    One of the Servants and masterminds of the Red camp. A peerless beauty who wears a black dress. She refers to herself quite haughtily, but she is actually a comparatively straightforward person.
    Her true name is Semiramis. The legendary empress who is called the world’s oldest poisoner. Though her class is Assassin, she actually has the traits and abilities of the Caster class as well. She likes decadent luxury, but that does not mean that she hates the simple things in life. In this Greater Holy Grail War, she set out to bring about the realization of the Third Sorcery along with Shirou Kotomine.
    The rank of her Agility and Presence Concealment is low for an Assassin, but, thanks to her Noble Phantasm “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Gardens of Vanity”, her magical attack boasts of enough power to make someone like Caster of Red run away barefooted. Also, just as its name suggests, the Hanging Gardens has the special ability to move while floating in mid-air and it can also attack while maintaining a strong defense.
    However, in a normal Holy Grail War, Semiramis would be in an extremely disadvantageous position. Since her Noble Phantasm is so huge, it is practically impossible for her to conceal her presence. Also, some very difficult conditions must be met before her Noble Phantasm can be activated in the first place. Furthermore, even if she managed to activate the Hanging Gardens after much hard work, she would not be able to defend the Gardens by herself. No matter how much peerless power she boasts of, she will always be at a disadvantage when fighting alone. A Greater Holy Grail War like this might be precisely one of the few chances that allow her to fully demonstrate her specialties.
    Like Atalanta, she was abandoned by her mother as a child. In her case, it is said that she was warmly embraced and raised by doves, perhaps due to her being a demi-god. Afterwards, she went on to marry the old general Onnes, but she was forcefully stolen away by King Ninus, who was enraptured by her beautiful face. A few days after Semiramis became empress, which she suggested to King Ninus in order to deepen her affection for him, she killed him with poison—or so it is said.
    What lies at her core is an absolute rejection towards others. She doesn’t like solitude, but as someone who prefers being aloof and superior, all humans have to be “people who unquestionably serve her” in her eyes. The reason all the Servants who should nominally be her allies hate her is because they intuitively sensed her way of thinking.
    …However, due to the man who is both a priest and a Servant and who, despite being “someone who walks alongside her” instead of “someone who serves her”, held not the slightest interest in Semiramis herself, her thoughts and feelings became disordered and fell to pieces.
    This is because this was the first time for Semiramis that someone valued her not for her “beauty”, but rather for her “abilities”. At first, that attitude towards her made her feel good, then she felt a strange anger, and finally her chest was pained by a feeling that she tasted for the first time since she was born—a feeling that could be called heartache.
    In the end, the kind of person she truly liked was someone who moved forward without looking back at her at all… It was already too late by the time she realized that, though.
    “When the Third Sorcery is realized, you will become the queen who rules the entire world”… is what Shirou told her, but in truth, she wasn’t that obsessed with ruling the world. What she truly sought and wished—was something that she couldn’t understand even at the brink of death.
    Perhaps what this poisonous woman sought was something like pure water.

    “赤”のアサシン【サーヴァント】

  6. [v] Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 1 - Character Profile: Assassin of “Red” [T]

    Assassin of “Red”
    The assassin Heroic Spirit that made a contract with Shirou.
    A peerless beauty that lets loose a degenerate atmosphere in some respects.
    Despite being summoned as an Assassin, she also happen to have abilities as a Caster.
    Along with Shirou, she works out artifices in order to fulfil her ambitions.

    “赤”のアサシン
    シロウと契約した暗殺者の英霊。
    どこか退廃的な雰囲気を漂わせる絶世の美女。
    アサシンとして召喚されながら、キャスターとしての能力も持ち合わせている。
    シロウと共に、已の野望を果たすための策謀を巡らせる。

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 2, Chapter 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 4, Chapter 2
  9. Fate/Apocrypha Volume 3, Chapter 1
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 2, Chapter 3
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 4, Chapter 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Apocrypha Inheritance of Glory, Section 5: Chiron the Sage's Combat Exercise
  13. 13.0 13.1 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 4, Chapter 4
  14. [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Arrogant King's Alcohol [Noble Phantasm], p.169-170 [T]

    Arrogant King's Alcohol [Noble Phantasm]
    Sikera Ušum. The second Noble Phantasm of Assassin of Red, Semiramis. Its effect turns the surrounding environment into poison. Not only does it give a poison attribute to all attacks, it can also add poison to even the air and prana itself. It is her certain-kill Noble Phantasm as an Assassin. If a Servant has an anecdote in their legend where they withstood poison, they will receive a bonus to their resistance against this Noble Phantasm, but on the other hand, those who have anecdotes of having been killed by poison have their resistance to it go down.
     Furthermore, when Semiramis is within the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Gardens of Vanity”, she can even summon creatures of the Phantasmal Races if they have an anecdote related to poison.
     If she were summoned as a normal Assassin without the skill “Double Summon”, Semiramis wouldn’t be able to use the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon”, so she would use this Noble Phantasm as her main weapon instead.

    驕慢王の美酒【宝具】
    シクラ・ウシュム。

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