Tiné's people are an indigenous people who had apparently kept watch over the Snowfield region for a thousand years before, in the early twentieth century, they were driven out by the government and the group of magus looking to prepare the land for the False Holy Grail War. Tiné participates in the War seemingly with the intent to return her people to their rightful place. She does not have a particular wish for the Holy Grail to grant.
Tiné is rather solemn and stoic for a 12 year old, having discarded her emotions for the sake of her clan. She speaks in a very formal and polite tone, and treats Archer as if she were a lowly peasant speaking to the most glorious king who had ever lived. She is very respectful, and, after Archer gives her the permission to speak, replies with, "I am most grateful for this privilege, Your Majesty."
Her voice is described as being clear, immaculate, and that it was a devoid of emotion, as if it 'rejected all that was'. Her voice alone leaves the impression that she is young, and she appears even younger than her voice suggests. After she had killed Archer's first master, she did not, however, appear flustered.
She is also unable to feel many emotions, thus is unable to show anything but utmost respect for her Servant. It is also suggested that Tiné is envious of Archer's indomitability.
While she fights against the American government to reclaim the land stolen from her people, Tiné isn't blinded by revenge as she did not react positively to the idea of using Gilgamesh's power to completely wipe out the city of Snowfield, not wanting innocent bystanders to get in the way, even though her king did not mind using his powers for such tasks; Gilgamesh notes that this is a positive aspect for Tiné as her doubt is a foundation for demolishing blind faith.
Her exact age is unknown but she appears to be around twelve years old. Tiné’s skin is dark brown, and her hair was a lustrous black. When meeting Gilgamesh, Tiné wears a prepossessing ceremonial bridal garment that gives the impression that she is a child of noble upbringing.
At home, Tiné would usually wear traditional Native American Indian clothing.
Tiné appears during the summoning of False Archer and cuts off his original Master's arm, and she becomes his Master afterward. It was not, at first, her intent to kill him, but the man, driven by wild rage, blasted an unbelievably immense amount of magic at her. It should have killed her immediately. But she spoke a silent chant, and an enormous fiery maw erupted between the two mages. The chant is described as ' a spell that had been compressed so far that it became soundless—a chant of overwhelming power.'
At first, Archer refers to her as a 'mongrel girl', but afterward, to her surprise, he proceeds to call her by her first name. He announces that she will be able to witness him at his full glory and should be overjoyed at that fact, and Tiné replies that she would attempt to. Archer, apparently on the whim, gives Tiné the Potion of youth as a gift where he claims he no longer needs it.
Day 1 Edit
Archer goes off to face his friend, Enkidu, who is summoned as False Lancer, with Tine only being able to remain an watch. She is amazed by the power of Archer and Lancer, whose battle creates a gigantic crater in the desert. After Archer returns, he and Tine go to spend time in the city, with Archer wanting to go to the place that all of the riches of the city circulate. They go to the casino, with Tine using one of Archer's treasures to make himself invisible. They also meet with Hansa Cervantes, the observer sent by the Church. Afterward, Tine and Archer travel through the city, seeing the battle between Hansa and Jester Karture.
Tine, Archer and some of Tine's followers take residence in a hotel, where they will be intentionally noticed by the other parties of the war. This worries Tine, but Archer tells her not to worry, as he wants to be noticed. Just then, an arrow is shot directly towards Tine, but is stopped by a defense mechanism summoned by Archer's Gate of Babylon. Another arrow is then shot, that passes through the defense mechanism, but is stopped by Archer himself. They then fly to the shooter with Vimana and find a Servant draped in a cloth. This Servant is True Archer, though they are not aware of his Class. Despite False Archer confronting him, True Archer ignores him, only attacking Tine. This annoys False Archer, who unloads his Gate of Babylon at True Archer. The bowman is, however, left undamaged due to his Pelt of the Divine Beast, summoned through his King's Order. As True Archer and False Archer are about to clash, another Servant, True Rider appears, knocking away True Archer. The three Servants then battle, until True Caster appears, trapping them into an illusion. The Servants then return, with True Archer reveals his identity as Alcides.
Day 2 Edit
False Archer and Tine then return to the hotel, with Archer deciding to decorate the room in a way similar to his city, Uruk. Tine is impressed by the decorations, although Archer is unsatisfied. After Tine leaves, Archer also notes to himself that Tine's forces have a number of spies, but decides to not tell her about it, as it's her duty to take care of the traitors herself. Later, False Archer goes to the hospital to challenge True Archer, but becomes offended by the arriving Saber and attacks him instead. Tine observes their battle from a safe distance, and is utterly amazed by Saber's ever increasing speed and ability to avoid the Gate of Babylon's attacks.
Tiné is shown to be a magus of exceptional talent, being able to actualize powerful spells with silent and compressed incantations. Tiné is linked to the Snowfield leylines, and is able to use them to strengthen her senses, or convert the Mana gushing from the leylines into Od through her Magic Circuits. The major drawback to this method is that if Tiné physically leaves Snowfield then she will die.
Due to gaining Gilgamesh's favor, she is granted some of his minor treasures like the Potion of Youth and a ring of invisibility that is engraved with ancient Sumerian. The true nature of the ring is not true invisibility, but rather a form of magical obscuration similar in nature to Gilgamesh's other treasure Hades's Cap of Invisibility. It makes the wearer unnoticeable to all except those with great power.
As with any legitimate master in a Grail War, Tine is granted a special clairvoyant that allows her to view the basic parameters and abilities of servants. Her own version of these visions comes in the forms of six flowing rivers per servant, each river indicating a specific parameter on a servant. How fast these rivers flow determines how strong a servant is in that specifc paramter, such as when she observed True Rider's river of luck being signficantly slower than her river of strength.
- ↑ Fate/strange fake Volume 1, Prologue 1: "Archer"
- ↑ Gilgamesh vs Enkidu, translated by food
- ↑ Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 2: "The Heroic Spirit Incident"
- ↑ Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 5: "Two Archers and..."
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fate/strange fake Volume 3, Chapter 7: "The Canon of the Demigods"
- ↑ Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Chapter 10: "Separate Mornings, Separate Parts (Part 1)
- ↑ Fate/strange fake Volume 1, Chapter 1: "The War Begins"