- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Forms and Alternate Versions
- 5 Development
- 6 References
Her years of birth and death are unknown. An individual from the late Heian/early Kamakura periods. The beloved concubine of Kiso no Yoshinaka (Minamoto no Yoshinaka), the famous general who earned the title of Sei-i Taishōgun and was defeated by Minamoto no Yoritomo. Constantly by Yoshinaka’s side, a brave woman who frequently accomplished military achievements. Excelling in military prowess, she was famed as a mighty warrior. The daughter of Nakahara no Kanetō, the younger sister of Higuchi Kanemitsu and Imai Kanehira - both regarded as part of the Kiso Big Four - and a milk sibling of Yoshinaka.
After the chivalrous Yoshinaka had helped the Genji clan overthrow the tyrannical rule of Taira regime, with the Genji being the new ruling power of Kyoto, the Genji clan later betrayed Yoshinaka as they quickly branded their former ally as an evil criminal as Yoshinaka had outlived his usefulness. As Yoshinaka was persecuted, he managed to have his beloved wife, Tomoe Gozen, escape death but at the cost of his own life; Yoshinaka's demise caused Tomoe to grieve greatly for him. Despite this, Tomoe's life did not end in a completely tragic manner, as she managed to give birth to Yoshinaka's son, Yoshihide, and she later lived the rest of her peaceful life as a nun where she prayed that her husband would rest in peace.
In “Kiso’s Last Moments”, the 9th chapter of “The Tale of the Heike” written by Kakuichi, she was portrayed as “of lovely long hair, of truly outstanding features. Exceptionally strong with a bow, a soldier that matched a thousand, always ready to face even a demon or a god, be it mounted or on foot.” In other words, fair-skinned, of long hair, a great archer with outstanding features. A beautiful, mighty warrior - that is Tomoe Gozen.
She will probably smile gently, so long as fury does not completely fill her heart. As a scion of ■■■■, she is conspicuously endowed with a savage disposition, but by containing that to the brink thanks to her feelings towards her beloved one, she has acquired individuality as a calm human woman—or so it seems.
Despite continuing to love her lord Yoshinaka, she was not able to be with him in his last moments—A woman warrior that keeps concealing that single regret in her chest. That gentle sadness was transmuted into flames of resentment by Ashiya Douman during “The Tournament of the Seven Heroic Spirit Blade-Masters", turning into an aberration of wild flames that burned the Sagami Province to ashes. Originally, she is a willowy maiden, shunning the conflict between people, and preferring the beauty of nature.
Tomoe Gozen’s view on life and death is clear-cut. She unquestionably believes that a transient guest called a Servant such as herself should silently disappear from the world eventually. In “The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts”, she had no hesitations in choosing a simultaneous kill with the enemy general Girtablulu.
In her spare time, she is an avid fan of video games, especially those which feature combat or warfare. Her interest in them has led some Servants to refer to Chaldea's rec room as "Tomoe's den" due to the amount of time she spends there.
Seventh Singularity: Babylonia
She was summoned by Gilgamesh in Babylon, but died before Chaldea arrived.
Benkei tells Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight that Tomoe Gozen fell in combat after taking out the scorpion-man Girtablilu, the intelligent child of Tiamat and general of the Demonic Beasts forces in a mutual kill. She was mentioned by Gilgamesh and he praises Tomoe, saying that she's a competent warrior despite her mixed-blood lineage. Merlin shares the same opinion, her sacrifice bought them a lot of time for their defenses. The defeat of Girtablilu was instrumental and the city might have fallen otherwise.
In the anime adaptation, Tomoe makes a cameo appearance in the second ending, along with Gilgamesh's other Servants.
Subspecies Singularity II: Shimosa
Tomoe was summoned by Amakusa Shirou Tokisada to serve as one of the Heroic Spirit Swordmasters. Her Cursed Name is Archer of Inferno. Before Ritsuka arrived, she razed the Hitachi province, inadvertently destroying Onriedo Castle's foundations there.
She and her fellow Swordmasters first encounter Ritsuka’s party as they tried to cut through a bamboo forest to reach Onui and Tasuke‘s hermitage. Houzouin Inshun tries to attack the Swordmasters, but Tomoe deflects him with an arrow. She and the other Swordmasters then watch Inshun fight Yagyuu Munenori alone to let the others escape. This is followed by Ashiya Douman infusing Inshun with the Curse of Annihilation to become the final Swordmaster: Lancer of Purgatorio.
Tomoe later appears in Toke Castle Town outside Otama‘s inn where Ritsuka’s party is staying after Katou Danzou sicked her on Miyamoto Musashi on Douman’s orders. She calls upon evil spirits to bring Musashi (whose accompanied by Ritsuka) out. After slaying the spirits, Musashi senses Tomoe nearby. Tomoe unveils herself and introduces herself by her Cursed Name. She declares the Swordsmasters’ goal is to kill and burn everything related to Tokugawa society. She then starts unleashing fire, so Musashi fights her to ensure her fire doesn’t spread. They’re unable to best each other since Musashi can’t close the distance thanks to Tomoe’s arrows and flames, while Tomoe’s arrows are continuously deflected by Musashi at the last moment. Musashi realizes Tomoe is holding back, as she has yet to use the spell Inshun used. Tomoe admits she was told to hold back. She then vanishes with the promise of fighting Musashi in full force.
She and Danzou run together toward Shimosa’s southern border. Tomoe stops after Danozu pointed out she’ll end up in Kazusa and into the ocean if she continues. Unaware how fast she was going, she apologizes to Danzou for unintentionally and potentially leaving her behind. Danzou tells her to restrain herself, not wanting her to exhaust her Spirit Origin carelessly. The pair then spot an elderly couple coming in their direction. Tomoe warns them of the monster prowling at night, and to not leave their home again tonight once there. Then, seeing the couple off after declining their offer to stay at their home, Tomoe has Danzou confirm there is a village in the direction that the couple came from. She proceeds to massacre said village by burning it to the ground. Danzou is confused why she spared the couple from earlier though. Tomoe answers it was because they exchanged pleasantries and expressed concerned for each other. She then wreathed herself in hellfire spouting nonsense, leading a procession of monsters to continue massacring village after village.
Later on the Hitachi mountains, she tries to incinerate the samurai sent by Munenori to kill her as Tajima-no-Kami. Fortunately for the samurai, Ritsuka’s party arrives and saves them. Musashi deduces Tomoe’s True Name from her shouting Lord Yoshinaka. Tomoe brings them to the bloody battlefield for their duel. She is defeated and disappears, recalling the love she and Yoshinaka had for another.
Hokusai Trial Quest
Tomoe appears in Ritsuka's dream of Edo under the name of Omoe. She is Mr. Gold's bodyguard, traveling alongside him and BB. She helps her lord in unveiling the art scheme of Hoeidou and other Utagawa-related publishers and having them arrested.
Ritsuka, Suzuka Gozen, and Oei meet Mr. Golden at Hosshou Temple in their search for Hokusai. Oei tries to leave since her father isn't at the temple, but Mr. Gold prevents her. Suzuka accuses him of being part of the Utagawa scheme, but Mr. Gold reveals he already had several Utagawa publishers arrested. Omoe confirms as much, adding the publishers are currently under official investigation for disrupting Edo's peace and morals. She suspects their intent and purpose was to undermine the missing Katsushika Hokusai. She also concurs with Mr. Gold that Ritsuka and Suzuka should return to Chaldea. Then, admitting he is searching for Hokusai, Mr. Gold reveals an Outer God plans to enter reality through the dream using Hokusai as its vessel. To prevent this, he decides Hokusai must be rendered unable to paint. He then fights Ritsuka, Suzuka, and Oei for deciding to defend Hokusai.
Mr. Gold eventually stops the fight, having realized something about Oei. He also decides to abandon his search for Hokusai. He then says he'll inform the shogun that a great painter (meaning Oei) will be coming to tomorrow's exhibit in Hokusai's place. For this reason, Omoe asks Ritsuka to continue protecting Oei. Then, believing everything's resolved, Omoe asks if they can go shopping and begins talking about this board game. But Gilgamesh yells at her that it isn't over and bonks her on the head. He and his companions then leave.
In her ascensions, she is shown wielding a crimson katana, a naginata, and a longbow. She has the physical strength to pluck a human head barehanded. And the anecdote of twisting off the head of Onda no Hachirou Moroshige, an enemy warrior known for his great strength, is also real.
Arguably the most famous female warrior in Japanese history, Tomoe was renowned for her skill with a bow thanks to the innate natural talent granted by her Oni blood. Described as a "remarkably strong archer", Tomoe's skill greatly surpasses mortal men due to her countless feats of valor. She is equally formidable in close combat, being "a swordswoman... a warrior worth a thousand men", she can engage other Servants of the Knight classes in close combat with her trusted naginata and sword.
- Independent Action (A Rank): It is possible to take action even without a Master. However, to use Noble Phantasms of great Magical Energy consumption, backup from the Master is necessary. At Rank A, it is possible for a Servant to stay in the world for about a week without a Master.
- Magic Resistance (B Rank): Cancel spells with a chant below three verses. Even if targeted by High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals, it is difficult for them to be affected.
- Mad Enhancement (E Rank): Normally does not receive the benefits of Mad Enhancement. In exchange, one retains a normal capacity to think.
- Knowledge of Melee Combat (B Rank): A methodology regarding crowd-combat, in which friends and foes are all jumbled together. Not the ability to take command of a military force, but combat techniques to persevere as a single warrior within an army troop. Tomoe is well familiar with battles of many against many, one against all.
- Lineage Excitation (A Rank): A type of self-suggestion that Tomoe unconsciously performed while alive. Upon manifesting as a Servant, it has been defined as a skill that temporarily amplifies her powers as an Oni Kind.
Forms and Alternate Versions
Archer of Inferno
Archer of Inferno is a modified version of Tomoe Gozen appearing in the Shimosa Singularity who became a Heroic Spirit Swordmaster due to Ashiya Douman casting the Curse of Annihilation on her. Having her power been greatly increased, Miyamoto Mushashi comments that Inferno surpasses her in power just like any other Heroic Spirit Swordmaster. She is powerful enough to deflect Houzouin Inshun's spear with a single arrow. Even when she's holding back, and Mushashi has access to Senji Muramasa's finest katana, Myoujingiri Muramasa, Mushashi only sees herself winning in one out of ten scenarios.
She is also very skilled, able to wreathe her arms in fire and punch Mushashi, but most importantly, keeping her distance to fight at long range. However, she is unable to hit Mushashi due to her deflecting her arrows at the last moment with her Niten Ichiryu. Archer of Inferno claims that had she unleashed her flames more freely, she could have easily killed many. In this form, she is also able to run extremely fast, and Katou Danzou claims that anyone but her wouldn't be able to keep up with her speed.
Every time it became summer, it’s as if some of the Heroic Spirits forget about moderation… Why on earth does that happen?
Tomoe Gozen asked herself so, but this summer at last, she will know the reason firsthand. In other words ――― It was the overflowing passion, flames, and power as if connected to the sun from her inside, put simply “a sense of liberation”!
Every year, the sea didn’t ring a bell to Tomoe Gozen , but since the place that became this summer’s stage was at the mountains, her switch was flipped for this time alone. The awakening into a swimsuit Heroic Spirit.
That aside. The fun of summer isn’t just leisure. Right. It’s games!
――― Now, summer has begun. In that case, she will play until defeat hardly taking time to sleep!
The outfit is a light swimsuit for summer!
In her hands are VR terminals in dual-wielding! Even if it’s not like she’ll never abandon everything about moderation, her back is being vigorously pushed by the surging “feeling of liberation” that is stimulated by the mountains, and Tomoe Gozen leaps into the pleasure of one summer.
Her personality is almost the same as the usual Tomoe Gozen (Archer). However, she’s in off mode so her willingness to play is at full-power. Of course she’s worried about some abnormality occurring, but her will to play doesn’t disappear while saying “That aside I must fully enjoying summer”.
- Magic Resistance (A Rank): No information available.
- Riding (B+ Rank): No information available.
- Midnight of Summerside (A Rank): A Skill to become stronger while staying up late. As long as she’s enjoying herself from the bottom of her heart, she can temporarily postpone fatigue or mana consumption. It’s a subspecies of the Battle Continuation Skill, but the effect is mostly similar to her original skill.
- VR Shinkage-ryuu (B+ Rank): A Skill that displays that she excels at VR sword fights using stick-like controllers. She is proficient at double-sword style in particular. Initially it was a D-rank skill, but the Skill’s denomination was changed after receiving the instruction of Yagyū Tajima no Kami in person, and the rank increased noticeably.
- Survival (Countryside) (B+ Rank): No information available.
Tomoe's Noble Phantasm is VR Shinkage-ryuu Hidden Art - Tomoe's Abyssal Solar Blade.
Creation and Conception
 Fate/Grand Order - Tomoe Gozen (Archer) Profile [T]
Tomoe Gozen - Archer
Illustrator and Voice actor
Voice Actor: Hisako Kanemoto
Noble Phantasm: B+
Oni Kind Demon: B
Guidelines of a Meele: B
Blood Vessel Excitation: A
Magic Resistance: B
Independent Action: A
Mad Enhancement: E
On Arorikiya Sowaka: Mantra・Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva
Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
She will probably smile gently.
So long fury does not completely fill her heart.
As a scion of ■■■■, she is conspicuously endowed with a savage disposition, but by containing that to the brink thanks to her feelings towards her beloved one, she has acquired individuality as a calm human woman.
---or so it seems.
Level 1 Bond
Source: Historical fact
Alignment: True Neutral Gender: Female
The physical strength to pluck a human head barehanded--- is there. And the anecdote of twisting off the head of Onta no Hachirou Moroshige, an enemy warrior known for his great strength, is also real.
Level 2 Bond
Her years of birth and death are unknown. An individual from the late Heian・early Kamakura periods.
The beloved concubine of Kiso no Yoshinaka (Minamoto no Yoshinaka), the famous general who earned the title of Seii Taishogun(1) and was defeated by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Constantly by Yoshinaka’s side, a brave woman who frequently accomplished military achievements.
Excelling in military prowess, she was famed as a mighty warrior.
The daughter of Nakahara no Kaneotoo, the younger sister of Higuchi Kanemitsu and Imai Kanehira - both regarded as part of the Kiso Big Four - and a milk sibling of Yoshinaka.
Level 3 Bond
In “Kiso’s Last Moments”, the 9th chapter of “The Tale of the Heike” written by Kakuichi, she was portrayed as “of lovely long hair, of truly outstanding features. Exceptionally strong with a bow, a soldier that matched a thousand, always ready to face even a demon or a god, be it mounted or on foot”.
In other words, fair-skinned, of long hair, a great archer with outstanding features. A beautiful, mighty warrior - that is Tomoe Gozen.
Level 4 Bond
- Guidelines of a Meele: B
A methodology regarding crowd-combat, in which friends and foes are all jumbled together.
Not the ability to take command of a military force, but combat techniques to persevere as a single warrior within an army troop. Tomoe is well familiar with battles of many against many, one against all.
- Blood Vessel Excitation: A
A type of self-suggestion that Tomoe unconsciously performed while alive.
Upon manifesting as a Servant, it has been defined as a skill that temporarily amplifies her powers as an oni kind.
Level 5 Bond
Rank: B Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Range: 1~12 Maximum Targets: 1 person
On Arorikiya Sowaka.
Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm. The grief and sadness of not being able to meet her last moments together with Yoshinaka were coupled with her inborn abilities over flames and the monstrous strength of the oni kind and sublimated into a Noble Phantasm.
The Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva that acts as the honzon of the Gichuji, the temple that held the memorial services for her beloved Kiso no Yoshinaka--- after confirming “the love towards Yoshinaka within herself” by chanting its mantra, she grabs and hurls the enemy, and fires an incandescent arrow into him, causing damage with a magical energy that resembles the sun that symbolizes her feelings for Yoshinaka.
Despite continuing to love her lord Yoshinaka, she was not able to be with him in his last moments---
A woman warrior that keeps concealing that single regret in her chest.
That gentle sadness was transmuted into flames of resentment by Ashiya Doman during the “Seven Contests of Master Swordsmen Heroic Spirits”, turning into an aberration of wild flames(2) that burned the Sagami Province to ashes.
Originally, she is a willowy maiden. Shunning the conflict between people, and preferring the beauty of nature.
Tomoe Gozen’s view on life and death is clear-cut. She unquestionably believes that a transient guest called Servant such as herself should silently disappear from the world eventually. In “Absolute Magical Beast War Front - Babylonia”, she had no hesitations in chosing a simultaneous kill with the enemy general Girtablulu.
(1) think of a unifying military leader. Something akin to generalissimo.
(2) in this context, the original Japanese term can also be seen as a synonym for passion/intense emotions.
巴御前 - アーチャー
- Guidelines of a Meele: B
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylon: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts - Act 05:
- Fate/Grand Order - Babylon: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts - Act 08:
- Fate/Grand Order - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses, Section 5: Inferno (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses, Section 6: Inferno (Ending)
- Fate/Grand Order - Shimosa Province: The Stage of Rivers of Blood and Mountains of Corpses, Section 2: Purgatorio (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 2 Prima Cantica: Purgatorio (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 5 Seconda Cantica: Inferno (Middle)
- Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant Shimosa: Section 6 Seconda Cantica: Inferno (Ending)