Sherlock Holmes (シャーロック・ホームズ, Shārokku Hōmuzu?), Class Name 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.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
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.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
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.
Personality[edit | edit source]
« 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".
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Fourth Singularity: London[edit | edit source]
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.
Sixth Singularity: Camelot[edit | edit source]
As Ritsuka’s party retreat from Lancelot and his knights, Sherlock opens the trapdoor to the Atlas Institute for them. He welcomes them, immediately deducing all of their names. He reveals he was the one who placed the information about Heroic Spirit Summoning in the London Singularity for Ritsuka’s party to find, believing they would need it to solve the Incineration of Humanity. He tells Mash he cannot join Chaldea, as he needs to solve Charles Babbage‘s case first. He then guides the group to the Institute’s center, as they destroy the activated defenses. He suspects Atlas’s connection to Isis, as their Alchemy originated from her as the progenitor of Magecraft in Egyptian mythology, is why the Institute was displaced into the egyptian desert. He is surprised by Ritsuka’s ability to hold perpetual contracts with so many Servants. He then quickly changes the subject to Mash’s inability to control her Noble Phantasm. Mash believes it’s because she doesn’t the True Name of the Servant who fused with her, but Sherlock says that isn’t the case. Ritsuka tells him about their first encounter with Solomon. Sherlock demands they tell him everything about Solomon, particularly anything strange. Mash can’t fully recall the encounter; Ritsuka recalls something missing about Solomon. Sherlock asks Mash to sketch a picture of Solomon as she remembers him. She would normally be cursed for doing though, but Atlas’s defenses should protect her from outside curses. Mash agrees and recalls how Solomon’s personality kept changing. After learning about their conversations, Sherlock theorizes Solomon’s personality is like a mirror, changing in accordance to whom he’s speaking to. Mash recalls the only thing consistent about his personality was his utter disinterest towards humans and nihilism towards life. Sherlock suspects his disinterest towards humans is because he’s already moved on to his next project after incinerating humanity.
At the Institute’s center, the group finds a still functioning Tri-Hermes. Sherlock reveals it still functions because the Institute is from the present era. He then accesses its records to discover what happened in the Fuyuki Holy Grail War of 2004, considering it an important factor to the truth of the Incineration of Humanity. Neither the course of the war nor its conclusion is known, only its victor, Marisbilly Animusphere, being recorded. Sherlock reveals Romani was Marisbilly’s assistant during that time before joining Chaldea to become head of the medical division. He finds it strange there are no records of Romani before then. He considers the possibility of him being connected to the Incineration of Humanity. He then reveals Chaldea could stabilize their summoning system with the Round Table as it was a place where heroes. He further reveals it is the core of Mash’s shield, and the Heroic Spirit fused with her is Galahad. He then uses Tri-Hermes’s remaining power to learn about Rhongomyniad. Its true form is the Tower at the Ends of the World, while the lance is a terminal to access its Authority. Goddess Rhongomyniad plans to use it to create an ideal world by gathering virtuous souls. According to Tri-Hermes’ calculations, Rhongomyniad can hold 500 souls. Sherlock reveals it is Camelot’s true form, where the selected are sealed away. They’re gathered as ideal examples of humanity’s virtue, and they will be sealed forever once Camelot returns to its true form. Upon the Tower’s completion, the Ends of the Worlds will consume the era. Said destruction has already begun, which is why the Singularity exists nowhere. With this information, the group rush back to the surface.
As they near the surface, Sherlock nearly reveals Babbage’s case involves Phantoms before stopping himself. He then ponders why Solomon needed to incinerate 3000 years’ worth of human history, suspecting it was for different goal. He theorizes Solomon chose 2016 to begin the incineration, in part because his clairvoyance couldn’t see beyond it. He then takes his leave, hoping to meet Ritsuka and Mash in a bustling city like London.
Subspecies Singularity I: Shinjuku[edit | edit source]
Sherlock arrives in Shinjuku as Tri-Hermes calculated a remnant from the distorted history, which avoided being removed by the Counter Force using the gap created by history restoring itself, would manifest there. Upon arriving he detected James Moriarty, and began observing him while disguised as Edmond Dantès due his rival uncharacteristically being on the side of good.
He confirms Ritsuka's arrival, but he's concerned that they're with Moriarty. He suspects everything in the Singularity has been meticulously planned from the beginning, especially given Moriarty's involvement. He witnesses Moriarty fight Hessian Lobo alone so Ritsuka can escape with Artoria Alter. He isn't able to understand what his goal in siding with Chaldea is, as Moriarty fundamentally conflicts with order. He's certain Moriarty has ulterior motives, yet he cannot see any meaning to his actions beyond a Servant defending his Master. After stopping himself from getting too worked up, he goes to visit Jeanne Alter. 
He later witnesses Ritsuka and Artoria Alter rendezvousing with Moriarty at Shinjuku Station. He was surprised to hear his rival was split into good and evil, already knowing there were two of them, surprised he even had a modicum of a conscience. He then moves to the problem of Barrel Tower, having already deduced its function. The problem though comes down to three points: Ammunition; Possibility of success; Moriarty’s motive.
He calls Ritsuka at Artoria Alter’s hideout to inform them that Hornets led by EMIYA Alter are heading for Jeanne Alter’s hideout to kill her. He cannot guarantee she is trustworthy, given she attacked him before, but asks Ritsuka if they’ll still help her. They answer they will, which gladdens Sherlock to hear them answer like he suspected. He tells them Jeanne Alter is in Shinjuku National Garden.
After Jeanne Alter is recruited, he calls Ritsuka again to inform them of the under construction Barrel Tower is a gun barrel. He warns the evil Moriarty, leader of the Phantom Demon Alliance, plans to use it to destroy the earth. He strongly suggests defeating the Alliance first before tackling the tower. Ritsuka informs him that their next target is the Phantom of the Opera. Sherlock responds that the Phantom is found near Kabukicho. He also warns Ritsuka that they'll be present with a choice that will hurt them regardless. He advises them to endure and to always remain themselves. He also warns them not to wholly trust Moriarty, having no doubt he's their enemy.
When Ritsuka is kidnapped by Yan Qing disguised Hassan of the Cursed Arm, Sherlock is set up by Moriarty to rescue them. He arrives in Barrel Tower where they were taken, and rescues them, apologizing to William Shakespeare that his rescue will be delayed.
Escaping to a nearby rooftop, Sherlock is impressed that Ritsuka deduced he wasn’t Edmond. He asks how they deduced, to which they answer the real Edmond hates being called by his True Name. Removing his disguise, he confesses he was at the Atlas Institute in the Camelot Singularity to find out if Singularities could occur humanity was restored or not. He then explains his motivations for coming to Shinjuku. He also reveals Moriarty’s True Name, who Ritsuka only previously knew as Archer of Shinjuku.
On the streets, Sherlock explains why he spent the whole time in disguise. He suspects Moriarty already deduced his own True Name, and in turn detected his presence. He then confesses he instructed John H. Watson to write as little as possible about Moriarty, fearing the effect his rival’s evil charisma would have the world. He moves on to the subject of Moriarty’s claim of being split into good and evil personas. He doubted the validity of this claim because he sensed no good in the “good“ Moriarty, yet he saws his actions to protect Ritsuka were sincere. He then tells Ritsuka that Moriarty let them be kidnapped, and his deductions that Moriarty knew everything that would occur afterwards. He also says he’ll explain what the Alliance’s goal of destroying the planet truly entails when they meet with the others. A man then approaches Ritsuka, expressing a desire to eat them. Sherlock explains such cannibalism arose from the severe food shortages since Shinjuku fell into its current state. He then put his Edmond disguise back on and proceeds to kill the man. Afterwards, he introduces Ritsuka to Mr. Kaburagi, a vendor in Shinjuku selling everything from Demonic Beast corpses to anti-Wraith guns. He then purchases twenty of what he usually buys from the vendor. Mr. Kaburagi tries to sell him and Ritsuka a Super Chimera to no avail. After completing his purchases, Sherlock removes his disguise. He and Ritsuka then proceed to the hideout.
There he deduces to Moriarty that his memory is still incomplete but has deduced his true identity. Then at his and Ritsuka’s behest, Moriarty reveals his True Name. Afterwards, Sherlock then explains how the Alliance’s goal of destroying the planet is possible without utilizing outside forces by doing what Thomas Edison and the Lion King attempted. It is then revealed the Singularity is in a culled timeline. This means the Counter Force’s protection is no longer activate, so the planet’s destruction becomes possible. Ritsuka decides to stay to stop Shinjuku’s destruction, despite knowing it won’t affect humanity’s restoration. Sherlock then reveals the evil Moriarty plans to use the power of his Phantom, the Freeshooter, to load a meteorite into Barrel Tower. He will then fire it into the planet’s core as a magic bullet to destroy the planet. The group then decides to kill Yan Qing first, so Moriarty formulates them a plan. Overlooking the information Sherlock gave him, Moriarty orders the others to get some clothes.
Once Ritsuka and the Alters are dressed up, Moriarty gives them radios so he and Sherlock can oversee the situation at Yan Qing’s party without worrying about their magical energy being detected. On the topic of Ritsuka cross-dressing, Sherlock comments they came out rather well despite his lack of experience in disguising others. Eventually Yan Qing activates a bomb beneath the building when his fight with Ritsuka, Moriarty, and the Alters goes poorly. Sherlock escaped before it was destroyed. He and Moriarty then deduce the civilian emerging from the rubble, along with a Hornet and a thug, is actually Yan Qing. Yan Qing is fatally shot by Moriarty and soon disappears. The group prepares to return to the hideout when they’re found by the newly recovered Hessian Lobo. They see he’s been fused with the Invisible Man. After Hessian Lobo unveils himself, Sherlock deduces that the headless man riding Lobo is the Hessian from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Hessian Lobo then becomes Avenger and instantly targets Ritsuka because they’re human. The group is unable to defeat him, so Jeanne Alter decides to hold him off while the others escape. Sherlock asks her if her decision is motivated by sympathy for a fellow Avenger. Jeanne Alter denies it, saying she just hates seeing Hessian Lobo being a mindless monster. Sherlock then escapes with the others, giving Jeanne Alter one word of warning: "watch your feet."
Meanwhile, at the hideout, the group formulate a plan to defeat Hessian Lobo. They recognize they’ll need to trap him, and recall Lobo died after falling for a trap using his dead mate, Blanca. They can construct a leg trap, but they lack a white wolf like Blanca to lure Lobo. However, they realize they can use Artoria Alter’s dog Cavall II instead.
Later, the group set traps while Ritsuka and Artoria Alter wait for Hessian Lobo on her motorcycle. Sherlock places Cavall II near the third trap. He instructs him to stay put no matter what as Hessian Lobo begins approaching after avoiding the previous traps. Hessian Lobo is caught in the trap when he stops upon seeing Cavall II. Artoria Alter fails to finish him off when Hessian blocks her after separating from Lobo. Lobo bites off his leg to free himself and flees. Artoria Alter tries to give chase, but Sherlock stops her as he knows Lobo will die soon. Sherlock tells Hessian that his role is complete, as Lobo has finally regained his freedom. After Hessian disappears, he confirms with the others that Lobo has returned to being a mere beast again.
Back at the hideout, Moriarty states EMIYA Alter is standing guard in front of Barrel Tower with more than 200 Hornets. Sherlock deduces Evil Moriarty plans to use Bennu, an asteroid measuring 500m that was observed in the current year, as his magic bullet. He then reveals Phantoms can have their abilities greatly enhanced when fused with Heroic Spirits. Da Vinci thus realizes the celestial objects can be used as a magic bullet. Moriarty explains fusion between Heroic Spirits and Phantoms is only possible in Shinjuku, as the concept of Heroic Spirits fusing together is inherently impossible. Sherlock decides not to divulge who's responsible for fusing Phantoms when Da Vinci wonders who did. He wants to avoid speculation, or rather he wants to focus on the matter at the hand. Returning to the topic of EMIYA Alter and his Hornets, Moriarty sends Da Vinci pictures of them. She relays information on their formation and weapons, the same used against large Demonic Beasts. Artoria Alter realizes she’s their target, so they can’t charge in on her motorcycle. Mash then recalls how she and Ritsuka being launched by Arash during Camelot.
Later, Sherlock waits in Kabukicho while Moriarty readies to launch Ritsuka and Artoria Alter into enemy ranks with the makeshift launcher he made according to Mash and Da Vinci's specifications. While Artoria Alter and EMIYA Alter are fighting, he arrives with a horde of Coloraturas that proceed to attack the Hornets. He joins the others when they enter Barrel Tower.
Inside the tower, the group ascend it when they encounter Macbeth. After defeating him, they continue to ascend. Reaching the top floor, they’re greeted by the evil Moriarty who's been expecting them. He announces Bennu is already being drawn to the tower by the Freeshooter’s power before fighting the group. They defeat him, but Baal manifests in his place. Having regained his memory, he reveals he waited for 3000 years to kill Ritsuka. He found it unforgivable that a mere human overthrew Goetia‘s plan. Sherlock reveals Charles Babbage, as a subordinate to the Demon Gods, deduced they had a contingency in case Goetia’s plan failed. Baal eventually found a way to fuse Phantoms and Heroic Spirits after waiting 3000 years. Sherlock asks him how deeply was Moriarty in his plot. He is then pierced by Moriarty, who reveals he and Baal were partners. Sherlock realizes he had everything backwards, finding it unbelievable that Moriarty would throw away certainty to achieve victory. He admits Moriarty is victorious and apologizes to Ritsuka for making a grave mistake in his deductions. He then demands Artoria Alter to kill him at once, but he is absorbed into Moriarty.
After Moriarty is defeated, Sherlock rayshifts to Chaldea to recuperate. There he explains he gained information from Moriarty about his and Baal’s discussions when he absorbed him. Most crucial of which is that there are Demon Gods who still live. There are three of them, each of whom escaped from the Time Temple to avoid destruction. Sherlock knows not their names, nor the time periods in which they reside. They are not however united in the goal of incinerating humanity, rather they each have their own plans. Sherlock then admits something’s been nagging him, but he decides not to divulge that at the moment. Afterwards, he leaves the command room to settle into Chaldea.
Sherlock Holmes Trial Quest[edit | edit source]
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 unusual 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 similar 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 essentially 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 every time 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 every time 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 he told 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 telling him that not all illusions and dreams need to be laid bare. He then asks 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 frustration.
Cosmos in the Losbelt Prologue[edit | edit source]
Sherlock and Da Vinci have spent the last six months investigating the Mage’s Association‘s movements, anonymizing the Spirit Origin graph, and dismissing Servants, though he did most of the work. His being at Chaldea is of the utmost secrecy, so Da Vinci didn’t include his name in any of her reports to the Association. He was kept as an insurance policy of sorts in the case they face an unforeseeable enemy. Sherlock admits that since he isn’t a fighter, he will not hesitate to retreat to the workshop. Da Vinci reveals she mainly had Sherlock stay behind was to help with constructing a special briefcase-like device. Sherlock concurs with her that it’ll be ready before they have to leave Chaldea. Before returning to the workshop, he assures Ritsuka if a time comes when they’re imprisoned, that is when he’ll reveal his most secret technique.
When Chaldea is invaded by Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova and the Oprichniki, Sherlock saves four staff members while on the way to Ritsuka, Mash, and Jingle Abel Meuniere‘s confinement cell. He instructed them to head for the underground hangar. He soon arrives at the cell and defeats the Oprichniki that Mash was struggling against. He explains Chaldea is under invasion, and all exits have been sealed off. Goredolf Musik‘s private soldiers are trying to fight the Oprichniki off, but Sherlock suspects it won’t be long before the Oprichniki are victorious. He instructs the others to escape through the underground hangar, as the Oprichniki have yet to occupy it. He suggests they move now while the halls are empty, since the enemy’s focus seems to be the command room at the moment. However, once they’re done there, it won't be long before they find the underground facilities. When Ritsuka decides to go to the command room to save Da Vinci, Sherlock instructs to get there by the L2 stairs so they’ll be in the opposite direction of the Oprichniki. He suspects Da Vinci is still in her workshop, but Ritsuka will have to go through the command room regardless. He tells them to go straight to the hangar once they meet up with her. He regrets he cannot go with them as he has other things he has to take care of. He then agrees to lead Meuniere partway to the hangar.
Rescuing the remaining staff members, Sherlock hides with them in a container in the hangar. He is confused why only Ritsuka, Mash, and Goredolf enter the container, expecting Da Vinci to be with them. Goredolf reveals she was killed. Sherlock then advises everyone to hang on to the pipes on the wall as the container is sent down the mountain slope.
The container spins out of control when Koyanskaya shoots it with her rifle. It is then revealed the container is to be a facade for a vehicle. Then to their surprise, everyone meets Da Vinci in child form. Sherlock explains she is a spare body Da Vinci created for herself in case of emergency. It is a low-cost solution, but it has a low output, so Da Vinci is able to behave as if picking up where the former Da Vinci left off. Sherlock advises her to get back to the controls, reminding her she is an artificial Servant created for the express purpose of piloting the Shadow Border. Eventually the Chaldean survivors reach the ice shelf, revealing to Ritsuka that Chaldea is in Antarctica. Sherlock explains it was built in the landmass’ center on a mountain hidden by an endless blizzard created through magecraft and further reinforced by a Bounded Fielded. He then reveals it got confirmation 20 seconds that all command room transmissions have ceased, and all power output has shut down. Chaldea is now lost, and the survivors have no means of taking it back, or even returning to it. Sherlock tells Ritsuka to hold Mash back when she tries to leave until he sees her body has reached her limit. It is the cost of her transforming while unable to synchronize with her Spirit Origin properly, so she lacks the strength to open the hatch. Sherlock advises Ritsuka to sit her down and strap her in before she suffers unnecessary injury. Everyone then watches as seven mysterious object fall straight down from outer space. They then receive a transmission on the same frequency as Chaldea. It is from Kirschtaria Wodime of Chaldea’s A-Team, declaring the wrongness of the Proper History, and his decision to revolt against it by restoring the Age of Gods. He calls the seven objects descending from space seeds sent to select new leaders. Those chosen will remake the planet as they see fit, and the one who reigns supreme shall be given the right to renew the world itself. Those of the Proper History aren’t permitted to participate in this war, or even to view it from the sidelines. Properly introducing himself as representative of Crypters, Kirschtaria declares to the Chaldean survivors that the Crypters will be the inheritors of the world’s history. The survivors soon near the coast, but the Oprichniki are blocking them from reaching the ship. Da Vinci advises they give up on it and try for another observatory, but Sherlock reveals there is nothing anywhere on sonar. He suggests plowing the Oprichniki and pray they reach to the sea as their only hope of survival. Ritsuka approves of the idea, so Sherlock asks Da Vinci permission to use the Paper Moon. He suspects the chances of success are 30% at best, and he can’t predict where they’ll end up. The Border’s Zero Sail function is soon activated, and it dives into the Imaginary Number Space.
Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century[edit | edit source]
Sherlock and Goredolf prepare to interrogate Kadoc Zemlupus to gain insight on the Fantasy Trees and the Sirius Light when the Border is struck by an RPG that ignored the vehicle’s armor of science and magecraft. Sherlocks orders all staff in the port-side hallway to evacuated to the engine room immediately, while he and Mash deal with the attack. He also orders Mash to place a magical barrier in the internal hallway to fend off a possible second RPG. Everyone then sees that their attacker is Kirei Kotomine. A second RPG hits the Border, but the damage is minimal thanks to Mash placing a magical barrier earlier. Kadoc used this chance however to escape to the deck.
Sherlock and Mash soon join Ritsuka and Goredolf on the deck as they confront Kirei. Kirei reveals his True Name is Grigori Rasputin, though Sherlock already deduced his vessel has been long dead. He asks Rasputin where and how he got his vessel, as Kirei was incinerated in the Proper History. Rasputin answers that Sherlock will figure it out sooner or later. He then escapes with the unconscious Kadoc. Sherlock advises against chasing after him. He blames himself for losing Kadoc, saying he should've considered someone would pursue them.
Two days later, Chaldea reaches the storm wall of the Norse Lostbelt. They plan to pass through it for the time being to reach the Wandering Sea, where they’ll upgrade their observatory devices. They then initiate Zero Sail to bypass the storm wall. The Border is chased however by an unknown entity in the Imaginary Number Space. Chaldea therefore make emergency exit into the Lostbelt.
After hearing about Ritsuka and Mash's observations, Sherlock suspects the particularly large sun is actually a false sun. He also deduces the blue flames floating above the mountains were produced by magecraft. He suspects it's either the work of a Crypter or a Lostbelt Servant. After Ritsuka and Mash kill a Jotun that suddenly attacked them, Sherlock updates Chaldea's database with everything he could determine about the Jotun. He confesses they weren't able to observe from the Border because Chaldea lacks records on ancient giants. The minute levels of magic in the ice and snow are also responsible. Sherlock then sends Mash an update for her Ortenaus system.
After Ritsuka and Mash return to the Border, Sherlock tries to give his hypothesis about the blue flames when a figure with a magical reaction rivaling that of Angrboda from the London Singularity approaches. Chaldea tries to start Zero Sail, only for the Servant to grab and throw the Border. Ritsuka, Mash, and Sherlock exit to confront them when the Servant cuts into the Border. During the fight, Sherlock deduces the Servant is Sigurd. He tries to use Baritsu to stop him from activating Gram when Sigurd severs his right arm. Sigurd then enters the Border, so Sherlock orders the others to give chase, suspecting he’s after something inside. They enter after being strengthened by Elementary, My Dear. Sherlock confesses to Leonardo da Vinci that Sigurd carved a Primordial Rune of Death when he severed his arm. He asks her to tell Goredolf to stay put no matter what is taken before falling unconscious. He recuperates for the vast majority of the story, making sure to remain still so he doesn't die.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
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.
In combat, Holmes performs hand-to-hand combat attacks by means of Baritsu. Also, Holmes can produce beams of light with objects and the like that are remodeled into… his personal accessories, which are like special Magecraft Mystic Codes. Holmes declares that these are “a large number of Mystic Codes that were discovered in the Back Regions of Tibet during the Great Hiatus”, but the veracity of this statement is ambiguous.
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- 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...
Noble Phantasms[edit | edit source]
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.
Development[edit | edit source]
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.)
References[edit | edit source]
- Fate/Grand Order material V - Profile of Sherlock Holmes translated by Kinalvin
 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.
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