Also known as:
Suzuka Gozen (鈴鹿御前, Suzuka Gozen?), Class Name Saber (セイバー, Seibā?), is a Saber-class Servant introduced in Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail as a rival against Caster and the Servant of Kazuhito Sakagami. She appears as Dan Blackmore and Robin Hood's opponent in the Moon Holy Grail War of Fate/EXTRA Last Encore.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
A dancing princess who made her stronghold on Mount Suzuka during the Heian period. Together with Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, she engaged in Oni extermination. Regarding her in literature, she is known as a thief, an Oni, and/or a celestial maiden, but all of them share a common legend that she also go by the name of Tate Eboshi (立鳥帽子, Tate Eboshi?).
Legend[edit | edit source]
In the Heian era, she is said to possess supernatural powers and worked for the wolf clan in Mount Suzuka. A peerless, beautiful lady whose brilliance and strength had her celebrated as a celestial maiden, or maybe an Oni. Her true identity is the beloved daughter of the Demon King of the Fourth Heaven dispatched from the heavens.
Receiving the order to turn Japan into an evil country when she descended from the heavens, Suzuka Gozen was however, satisfied with merely stirring confusion in the human's world by her own hands.
Although she claims to sent "invitations" to team up with Otakemaru and conquer Japan together, her letters were ignored. In reality, she demands him to be her retainer and conquer Japan for her. She got irritated by the repeated disrespect, so she orders him to appear before her and threatens to kill him because he is evil to refuse her orders.
When she thought Otakemaru has appeared, she had fallen in love at first sight. As they fought, it turned out the man was Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, who won the duel when he revealed his name. Suzuka Gozen lost due to being too surprised and frozed in the fight. After numerous adventures, at the end of a tragic love, she was defeated by her lover Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. They both thought it was unfair so they re-arranged the match for another time. They lived together for a time and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro fell in love with her.
She went to subjugate Oni demons alongside Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. They both defeated Akuji no Takamaru. Some time later, she pretended to be Otakemaru's wife so she could soften his thick skin with her powers. After three years, they finally killed him.
There exists a tragic version of Suzuka's time as Otakemaru's wife where Sakanoue was ignorant of the actual truth, where the warrior had believed that Suzuka had genuinely married Otakemaru. Sakanoue was then driven to despair without ever learning the truth, and ended up killing Suzuka after allying himself with the oni.
She reached the end of her life at the age of twenty six. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro went to the underworld to negotiate to bring her back. In the end, she was resurrected and they had a happy ending together.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Suzuka's original appearance is similar to that of a human, however she has the ability to alter her appearance; according to her, she manifested fox ears (and a tail) as a Servant because she hoped that her future boyfriend would like them. She appears to be wearing a Shirabyōshi attire from the Heian period; she has a black tate-eboshi hat, Red hakama and a red suikan. Her clothing appears to be Shinto inspired but she dresses herself in a modern student uniform. In addition, she carries a student bag fashioned with badges and straps. She appears to follow ancient Japanese custom to not wear underwear under her skirt.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Selfish and impulsive, a talented girl who "seriously" acts as a JK (Joshi Kōsei, meaning girlish high school student). Originally, her personality is the opposite of a JK, a dignified, prudent princess who can follow the conversation. Although she is cruel as the Tenma's Princess, she is very dedicated to her role and duties; thus, she has a strong sense of pride.
...on the other hand, that dedication and wisdom is also the cause for the treacherous alignment of an "Oni's daughter", which leads her to be depressed, rather self-poisoning, and having a tendency to harbor negativity. An ennui-like class representative gifted with wit and beauty, but also holding some darkness, is probably what can be said of her, and it is thanks to her JK acting that the negative parts of her personality can be somewhat hidden.
Truly a tragic celestial maiden but, pursuing beauty and settling on beauty, she reached the most forefront style——————"Well, it's gotta be JK! Shrine maiden is fine too, but if it's for falling in love, then it has to be a high school girl! There isn't anything else that feels fitting!"
——————Excuse me, young lady. Are you sure this is really okay?
She refers to her Master as her boyfriend and "Kazu-kun" (カズくん?).
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail[edit | edit source]
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore[edit | edit source]
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Subspecies Singularity: SE.RA.PH[edit | edit source]
Suzuka is one of the 128 Servants summoned to fight in the recreated Moon Holy Grail War. She was turned into a Sentinel by BB in the hopes of winning for her Master, not know they were already dead.
She ambushes Ritsuka when they first arrived in SE.RA.PH. She is impressed they were able to dodge her attack, even if it was dumb luck. She attacks them again, only for Meltryllis to arrive and block it. She then fights Suzuka, but her attacks are reduced by 90% by Suzuka's karmaphage. Suzuka retreats however when Meltryllis threatens to use her Melt Virus against her.
She is later ordered by BB to escort Ritsuka's party when they arrive on the back side. When they do arrive, she greets them, and asks for Rtisuka's name. After they give their name, Suzuka takes a liking to them for not giving in to BB or the Alter Egos. She then notices EMIYA Alter and Tamamo Cat have joined Ritsuka. While she ignores EMIYA Alter, she gets oddly perturbed at Cat for not focusing on a central theme. She then decides to kill Cat after the latter pointed out her highschool girl act. During the fight Cat asks her why she became a Sentinel, as she became one out of necessity. Suzuka gives her reasons when she gets a call from BB. She's been ordered to return to her temple and to fight the group as Chaldean Servants don't count. Ending the call, she tells the group to check out the Nape if they plan to head to the Command Roon. She then leaves saying the Seraphix's crew brought the crisis on themselves, and Seraphix was never just an oil rig.
When the group arrive at her temple later, Suzuka reveals she and Tristan are the only Servants left in the Grail War. She proves too fast and strong for the group to pin her long enough for Ritsuka to open her Maiden Coaster. Cat uses her ultimate technique to trap her in response to her conviction to win for her Master. Ritsuka uses this opportunity to open Suzuka's Maiden Coaster with the key they bought from BB earlier. After she's defeated there, Suzuka tries to jump off a cliff. Cat stops her though, and convinces her to join them. Suddenly, a Demon God emerges from the ground and knocks Meltryllis into the dump. After it's killed, Arnold Beckman warns there are only eight hours left before SE.RA.PH reaches the seabed and demands that they return to him at once. He says he'll accompany them to the planetarium. After they abruptly cut him off, Ritsuka asks Suzuka if she can take them down into the dump. Suzuka accepts and asks EMIYA Alter if he has anything to climb down with. He answers a tow cable could do the trick, though it can only be extended to 5km with magical energy. Suzuka decides to trust him to pull her, Risuka, and Meltryllis back up. She says Passionlip can't come because of her weight, and she notices Cat is too exhausted from earlier spellwork. She and Ritsuka then use a tow cable provided by EMIYA Alter to lower themselves down into the dump.
They arrive in the Trash Dump, and quickly find Meltryllis. Suzuka protects her and Ritsuka from the monsters, but they seem to be innumerable. The trio try to retreat, but they find out that the cable has been cut; Suzuka suspects it was EMIYA Alter. Tristan arrives to save them, but now he's also trapped with them. Meltryllis warns that Beckman will self-destruct from his desires if he enters the planetarium. She then realizes they're in the Calf when BB arrives to confirm the Cruel Thenar, Meltryllis's former workplace, is ahead. She prepares to send the group further down into SE.RA.PH, warning it'll reach the seabed in five and a half hours.
The group are sent to the Cruel Thenar by BB. Meltryllis explains Seraphix was officially used for oil excavation, while secretly being used to investigate Leylines. She then asks Ritsuka to open her Maiden Coaster, knowing they bought the key to it from BB earlier. If defeated in her mindscape, her Karmaphage will also disappear, and the area will be unlocked. Ritsuka opens Meltryllis's Maiden Coaster, and she is eventually defeated. Ritsuka brings Meltryllis back to the chapel to recover, ignoring her insistence to leave her behind since she's too weak to help any futher. When the group enters the chapel, they see no sign of Arnold, Mable, or EMIYA Alter. BB then announces SE.RA.PH will soon reach the seabed, and offers the chance to fight her at the planetarium. Ritsuka, Tristan, Cat, Passionlip and Suzuka leave for the planetarium while Meltryllis stays to rest.
The group arrive in BB's studio in the planetarium, and fight her. After BB seemingly disappears, the room becomes pitch black, and sound is also muffled. Someone tries to ambush the group, but they fail in their attempt. The group then find BB's studio gone, and discover 128 Coffins with people still inside. They're the Masters who summoned the 128 Servants. EMIYA Alter reveals Seraphix's core is called the Celestial Body Simulator, System Animusphere. It is here Zepar used the Master candidates to summon the 128 Servants. They died long ago, but the Coffins kept their circuits active. The corpses continued to summon 128 Servants until Ritsuka arrived. EMIYA Alter confesses he destroyed the coffin's power source. He then prepares to kill Ritsuka to remove all knowledge of the planetarium's existence, goaded by the unseen voice. Robin then arrives to help defeat EMIYA Alter, whose Saint Graph has been warped by an unknown force. After he's defeated, Mable suddenly appears and reveals her true form. She is the therapist, introducing herself as Kiara Sessyoin. She reveals she eventually reconciled with Zepar to try to save the people. She then reveals herself to be Beast III, the Beast of pleasure. She explains SE.RA.PH is shaped like a human body because Zepar transformed Seraphix into her body. She confirms she summoned BB under Zepar's influence. Through Zepar's teaching of parallel worlds, she eventually learned about another version of herself, who usurped the Moon Cell in the Far Side of the Moon. Impressed by this version of Kiara, Zepar linked the two Kiaras together. Passionlip realizes Zepar used Kiara as a catalyst to give SE.RA.PH form. She reveals that Kiara swallowed BB, Meltryllis, and her back in the Moon world. Since Kiara served as the basis of SE.RA.PH, Meltryllis and Passionlip were salvaged from her to become Sentinels. Kiara explains Zepar lacked the means to run SE.RA.PH, so he had to rely on the Alter Egos and BB. Suzuka, understanding Kiara and SE.RA.PH are one, demands to know how many Servants she consumed and how many times she forced the Masters to summon more. Kiara confesses she count after the seventieth time. This prompts Suzuka and Cat to attack her with their Noble Phantasms when SE.RA.PH. cracks the seabed. It will continue to sink until it reaches the Earth's core, and once it arrives, Kiara will become one with the planet. Kiara proclaims this will let her bring salvation to humanity. Before that however, she easily kills everyone except Ritsuka when they try to fight her. She tries to consume Ritsuka, but BB rayshifts them to safety.
Suzuka, along with everyone else, have their deaths undone when BB reserved time. They are then transported to classroom used to keep Hakuno and the other Masters safe during the CCC incident. BB explains a time leap of approximately three hours is possible in the digital world if it's within a Quantum Time-Lock. The right coordinates are also needed, which is the purpose of the classroom located approximately hundred meters above SE.RA.PH. BB explains further that SE.RA.PH digitized the Mariana Trench as it passed through it. Thus, under these circumstances, the higher they go, the further they go back in time. It is theoretically possible to travel back to the point before Ritsuka's arrival if they return to the surface if they had the right coordinates. The problem though is escaping Kiara's sexual allure, which acts like a gravitational field. BB explains the group needs to exceed the speed of light to escape, and while possible in the digital world, they would be destroyed in the process. She then reveals she was summoned to stop Kiara's plan, and that Kiara forced her to manage SE.RA.PH until now with the Grail War's conclusion. She also reveals that some Beasts come in pairs, and Kiara is becoming the "R" of Beast III. Kiara used SE.RA.PH to become a Beast, but she's also still bound to it. The group then prepare to fight Kiara to prevent her from fusing with the planet and unleashing her full power.
Suzuka and Cat join BB at her studio while the others fight Kiara. After transporting them (expect Meltryllis and Passionlip) to safety, BB warns that SE.RA.PH's descent is accelerating, and an innumerable Demon Gods are flowing out from it. She explains that as SE.RA.PH rapidly expands, it will unleash a rain of Demon Gods upon the sea. She lacks the processing power to halt SE.RA.PH's expansion alone. She'll need someone with Moon Cell processing power, so Suzuka offers to help. After Kiara is destroyed, Suzuka is left exhausted from helping BB. She disappears wanting to exchange numbers with Ritsuka.
Hell Realm Mandala, Heiankyo - Flash of Roaring Thunder[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Suzuka possesses the ability to alter her body, allowing her to alter her normal appearance to manifest fox ears and a tail. She has an ability to charm others through her Mystic Eyes. She possesses three Japanese swords of different designs, and wields all three at once in battle. One sword is used for direct combat, while the two other float around her and attack at command. The one she wields in her right hand is a regular sword with a pommel and single tassel with an orb, Kenmyouren. The sword floating to her left is completely silver sword with a single tassel, Shoutouren. The sword floating to her right is a completely golden sword with two tail-like tassels, Daitsuuren.
She can use them in a number of ways, either fighting with all three swords up close to try to overwhelm the opponent, use the floating swords as long range weapons to distract the opponent and then rush in for a close range attack with the third, or bring all three swords in front of her to block an attack. The golden sword can be launched at an opponent with enough power to gouge a large hole in their chest. Her first Noble Phantasm, Heavenly Demon Rain, uses the golden sword and a small ornate hairpin with the same tassels that float into the air and produce numerous copies of the sword. Her second Noble Phantasm is her silver sword, Blessing of Wisdom.
Her golden sword, Daitsuuren, is capable of transforming into elemental attacks due to its legend. It is able to use Suiren to become a blast of water and Rouran to become a tempest of wind. It is also known to be transform into fire. However, it takes some time for Daitsuuren to return to its sword form before being able to be used as another elemental attack.
While the details are unknown, Suzuka has an incredible amount of processing power. Even BB is shocked by by this, estimating that her calculation speed might be superior to the Moon Cell itself.
Forms and Alternate Versions[edit | edit source]
Santa[edit | edit source]
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Grand Order - Suzuka Gozen (Saber) Profile [T]
Suzuka Gozen - Saber
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Seijin Takenoko
Voice Actor: Nao Tōyama
Noble Phantasm: EX
Divine Power: A
Mystic Eye: B+
Blessings of Wit: C
Magic Resistance: A
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
The dancing princess who is considered to have set a stronghold on the Suzuka Mountains and performed an oni-extermination together with Sakanoue no Tamuramaro during the Heian Period.
A peerless beauty that was extolled as both a tennyo and an oni. However, to be frank, her real identity is that of the favorite daughter of the Demon Lord of the Fourth Heaven.
Suzuka Gozen descended from heaven with an order to turn Japan into a land of demons, but she did not approve the idea of personally working to cause chaos on a mere human country. At the end of many adventures, disappointments in love, she was brought down by the hands of her lover, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro.
Truly, a tennyo-princess of blighted love, but the cutting-edge style that she reached after pursuing and thoroughly investigating beauty was---
“Seriously, it had to be JK!
Miko are also good, but there’s nothing better than a high school girl in regards to love!”
---listen, young lady. Are you really fine with that?
Level 1 Bond
Source: Suzuka’s Novel, Tamura Three-Generations Records, etc
Alignment: Neutral Evil Gender: Female
*Of course, her height does not include the fox-ears
Alignment: Chaotic GoodGender: Male
Level 2 Bond
A selfish, simplistic, talented woman who “seriously” plays a galgal high school girl.
Her original character is the exact opposite of a JK - a prudent, down to earth, dignified princess.
Although possessing the cruelty of a princess of heavenly demons, she is proud and honest towards her roles and duties.
...on the other hand, she also has a personality prone to melancholy in which said honesty and cleverness cause her to feel depressed towards the wicked attributes of a “daughter of oni”, in an autotoxemia sort of way.
One could describe her as a listless class-representative that is gifted with both intelligence and beauty, but also somewhat negative. Still, it seems that such true character has been mostly concealed thanks to her JK-acting.
Level 3 Bond
Rank: B+ Type: Anti-Army
Range: 1~40 Maximum Targets: 250 people
Its proper name is Monjuu Chiken Daitouren.
A divine power that splits her favorite sword - Daitouren - into a maximum of 250 copies and mercilessly rains them down on the enemy.
It has been said that, during her lifetime, she once rained 500 copies in a combination attack between Daitouren and Sohayamaru, the married sword that her husband possessed.
Now, she mirrors Sohayamaru with an ornate hairpin packed with memories and invokes Tenkiame by touching Daitouren as it floats in the air. It has quite a rough shooting accuracy, but minute manipulation - such as “throw off on my surroundings in a way that it avoids only me” - becomes possible while “Blessings of Wit” is activated.
Level 4 Bond
- Divine Power: B (A)
A fragment of a god’s power. It can freely move surrounding objects. However, since she is currently manifesting as a Servant, this ability has suffered a Rank DOWN and targets have been limited to only the items she possess.
- Mystic Eye: B+
Fascinates males through eye contact, making them harbor intense feelings of love towards Suzuka Gozen.
It is possible to evade it with the Magic Resistance skill.
- Divinity: A
A veredict on whether that body has a divine attribute or not. As the daughter of the Demon Lord of the Fourth Heaven, Suzuka Gozen has a high divine spirit aptitude.
Level 5 Bond
- Blessings of Wit: C
A skill that would originally be treated as a Noble Phantasm.
A Noble Phantasm that can drastically raise INT by equipping the Shoutouren, which is said to have been forged by the bodhisattva of sagacity.
Her crude swordsmanship becomes precise and her tactics spread out. Also, it is filled with merits such as improving the performance of “Tenkiame” or enabling the use of “Trichiliocosm”, but because her thoughts run more than the necessary, she ends up falling into a temporarily state of self-hatred by looking back at the inefficient life-style of playing a high school girl. Thus, Suzuka Gozen is not eager to proactively use this.
- Trichiliocosm: EX
A skill that would originally be treated as a Noble Phantasm.
By exposing Suzuka Gozen’s favorite sword - the Kenmyouren - to the morning sun, it is possible to create and survey the trichiliocosm (all worlds, including parallel worlds) in the blade.
...Suzuka Gozen does not reveal what sort of meaning this has.
If employed for a long period of time, her qualifications as a Heroic Spirit will be revoked.
(1) roughly, “heavenly ogre rain”. Also, a little bit of trivia: this is a homophone word for 天気雨, which means “sun shower” in Japanese
鈴鹿御前 - セイバー
- Divine Power: B (A)
- Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail - Volume 4 - Chapter 20: Sakura Hotspring Ⅱ, p.023-028
- Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail - Volume 1 - Chapter 01: Tsukumihara Academy, p.050-052
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Act IV: The Sinking Beauty
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Act I: Swan Lake Returns
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Act III: The Nutcracker, Once More
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, -Finale-
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH. - Deep-Sea Cyber-Nirvana, Epilogue: Palladion That Tears Through Time
- Interview with Seijin Takenoko and Takashi Takeuchi