Alternate versions
Avenger/Archer (Alcides)

True Archer (真アーチャー, Shin Āchā?) is the "True" Archer-class Servant of Bazdilot Cordelion in the True and False Holy Grail Wars of Fate/strange fake. He has also been granted attributes of an Avenger-class Servant through the machinations of his Master.



True Archer's True Name is Alcides (アルケイデス, Arukeidesu?), the human side of Heracles whose divinity and immortality has been lost through interference from his Master's Command Spells awakening past memories from his life and mud from the Fuyuki Grail. In a way, he could be called Heracles Alter, although he refuses to be called as such.[2]


Although both younger and transformed from his normal counterpart, he doesn't exactly fall under the Lily or Alter classifications.[3] After having undergone his transformation from being exposed to the mud of the Fuyuki Grail, Alcides' flesh has been dyed red and he has shrunk from his standard size. Over his chest near his heart, his skin has been dyed white, much like a scar from ripping out his own heart, and donning a black and gold shroud to cover his face.

After stealing From Hell from False Berserker using Reincarnation Pandora, Alcides sprouted horns poking from under his cloth and wings like black smoke that are similar to False Berserker in his demon form, along with being shrouded in magical energy several times stronger than he had previously.


Normally of noble bearing, his personality has changed due to his exposure to the dark red mud from the Fuyuki Grail. Being forced to remember all the faces of those "humans" who he had passed or known in life, and recalling the terrible sins of his past, he has taken to wearing a shroud over his face as punishment, saying he will never again look upon the works of man. He has agreed to use his Master to obtain the Holy Grail, but declares that the minute he ceases to be of use, he will kill him. His wish for the Grail is the erasure of his posthumous name, taking the name "Alcides" in place of it.

Alcides boasts great hatred for the Gods, to the extent Gilgamesh believes he wishes to kill them. He cites his reason for not taking the power of his War Belt, is due to this hatred, calling it a power that should be made to submit, be trampled upon, and ruled over by the power of Man.


Fate/strange fakeEdit

  • True Archer's appearance
  • True Archer's Manga appearance.
  • True Archer covering his face

Day 0 Edit

True Archer, Alcides, is a twisted form of the original True Archer, Heracles, brought forth by his Master Bazdilot Cordelion after using all three of his Command Seals and the mud of the Grail from Fuyuki. Before Heracles was exposed to the mud, Bazildot commanded him to not makes excuses, followed by a command to remember the humans he has seen and a command to accept human nature. Alcides is far more immoral and uncaring, even ready to kill children to further his conquest against the gods, making him an ideal Servant for the cold Bazdilot.[2]

Day 1Edit

True Archer is sent to attack False Archer and his Master, Tine Chelc, who are staying at a hotel. He shoots at them with his bow, aiming specifically for Tine and completely ignoring False Archer, even when he comes to confront him. This angers False Archer, who uses his Gate of Babylon to attack True Archer with multiple weapons. True Archer, however, is not shaken by the attack, going as far as calling False Archer weak. True Archer is even able to withstand a full assault of hundreds of weapons from all directions from False Archer, due to the Pelt of the Divine Beast summoned by his King's Order, that protects him from any weapon created by humans. Intrigued by his power, False Archer draws out the sword Merodach from his treasury, to truly test the might of his opponent. True Archer though comments that only the strongest weapon in his treasury can give him a chance, as he will die without it. True Archer then summons another Noble Phantasm, Goddess of War, with his King's Order, but before he can attack, he is knocked back by True Rider, who appears on the battlefield, using the same Noble Phantasm.[4] True Archer and True Rider then proceed to fight, while False Archer simply watches them for a time. He soon, however, intervenes, informing True Rider that she is far weaker than either of them. However, True Rider says that she is aware of the difference in power between her and True Archer, as he was the one that killed her in life. True Rider then turns to True Archer, questioning why a noble hero like him would so mercilessly attack a child, like the Master of False Archer. True Archer, however, coldly responds that the hero she once knew is dead. They are about to continue their battle but are trapped in an illusion of True Caster, who has come to stop their battle. They all agree to stop their fight, but before departing, True Archer says to False Archer that they will meet again, telling him his name.[5]

True Archer returns to Bazdilot and expresses curiosity on how the man is able to fuel his extensive mana requirements without being drained. Bazdilot shows him his system where he sacrifices many human lives to produce mana crystals and uses these crystals to fuel True Archer instead of his own reserves. True Archer is not bothered by the fact many lives were sacrificed for the crystals.

Day 2Edit

While Bazdilot and True Archer are staying in the workshop of Bazdilot, Bazdilot receives a shared dream of Archer's past, when he traveled with Jason and the Argonauts. Jason acknowledged True Archer as a comrade, going on about his future kingdom, where all will be treated equally and everything will be amazing. When he wakes up, Bazdilot talks with True Archer about Jason, with Bazdilot calling him a worthless man, who would be used by more powerful people like himself. Though True Archer agrees with Bazdilot, he warns him not to mock the man, as he was his friend and the most humane man he knew.[6]

However, as they finish their conversation, they are attacked by the Master of True Berserker, Haruri Borzak, and Fillia, an Eizenbern homunculus who supports Haruri. As True Archer confronts Fillia, she declares that "she" is a goddess that has possessed the homunculus. This angers Archer, who immediately attacks Fillia, while Bazdilot attacks Haruri. Archer then uses his King's Order to change his arrows into the Stymphalian Birds, which attack Fillia. Before the birds can reach her though they are destroyed by the enormous True Berserker, who is a mechanical spider-monster who is atop the workshop. True Berserker then begins to destroy the workshop and the meat processing plant around it. True Archer engages him, being allowed by Bazdilot to use enough power to even destroy the workshop himself. Before the battle can go on, however, the ground beneath them disappears due to True Caster's Noble Phantasm, Grand Illusion, that tricks the world itself. As they are all falling, True Caster manages to make a temporary truce between them, restoring the ground after they have come to an agreement. Fillia, Haruri, and Berserker then leave.[7]

Bazdilot and True Archer then move to a different location, where Bazdilot talks with Archer about their previous encounter, being surprised that Archer would let Fillia go, as she claimed to be a goddess. Archer explains that Fillia was not a real goddess, but simply a malediction of them, which is secondary to Archer. Archer is then sent to the hospital of the city, where the Master of False Rider, Tsubaki Kuruoka who is a young comatose girl, resides. Bazdilot gained this information from his spies among the police officers, who have also been informed of the young Master by Flat Escardos, another Master, and intend to take her to safety. Bazdilot orders True Archer to kill Tsubaki in order to get rid of False Rider.

Once True Archer arrives at the hospital, he summons Cerberus, the three-headed dog of the Underworld, that then confronts Clan Calatin, driving them back. However, Cerberus is stalled by False Berserker, who is able to multiply himself with his Noble Phantasm, Natural Born Killers. Berserker then confronts Archer, recognizing him as a hero who has forsaken his divinity and reducing himself to the level of normal men. However, this makes him able to be hunted and killed by a murderer like Berserker, whose identity is Jack the Ripper. Berserker then transforms himself and all his duplicates into demonic beings with another Noble Phantasm, From Hell, that then overwhelm Archer. However, Archer is able to get back up and uses a Noble Phantasm of his own, Reincarnation Pandora, which allows him to steal Berserker's From Hell and transform himself into a demonic being. After acknowledging Berserker as a worthy opponent and promising to remember their battle, he prepares to kill Berserker though Berserker is teleported away by his Master, Flat, with a Command Seal. The battle having finished, False Archer makes his presence known, mocking True Archer's new appearance. Also, Saber, False Assassin and Sigma, another Master, arrive to the battlefield, ready to take part in the battle.[8]

Before True Archer can confront them, False Archer becomes offended by Saber and attacks him instead. True Archer observes their battle, impressed by Saber's prowess and the fact his power is natural and not granted by the gods. He then turns back to the Clan Calatin officers and says he has no quarrel with them, so if they will stand aside and let him murder Tsubaki, he'll spare their lives. John Wingard declares he will fight to the end to defend the child. True Archer says John is brave, and for that, he pities him. He strikes John with his bow, launching him into a building and breaking his neck.

Enraged by John's seeming demise, Clan Calatin attacks True Archer with their Noble Phantasms, but their attacks either bounce off the Pelt of the Divine Beast or are too weak to damage him when they hit his unprotected areas. Seeing them as no threat, he slowly advances, wary of False Archer or Saber returning. Vera Levitt tries to buy time with a smokescreen, but he simply flies into the air with his new demonic wings. Suddenly, a lone figure charges at him. His battle instincts tell him not to look away from the threat, even when he senses Saber's mighty Excalibur blasts in the distance. He becomes shocked when he recognizes the figure as John Wingard. John hits him with a flying knee to the face and knocks him back. He then learns John's name when the other officers cry it out in surprise. John then attacks him with punches and kicks. He blocks them and notes that John's strength now rivals some of his opponents from Ancient Greece. Though John's blows are not strong enough to cause serious damage, they cause damage all the same. He deduces that False Caster enchanced his body. John then draws a dagger laced with Hydra venom from his prosthetic hand. Recognizing the venom and completely horrified, since Hydra venom contributed to his original death, True Archer jumps back and draws his bow, then declares John a worthy opponent.

While True Archer battles John, Clan Calatin tries to support John, only to be scattered by arrows. False Berserker takes the form of a squad of police officers and tries to attack him from behind, only for True Archer to slash through them with his demonic wings without having to turn around. False Berserker turns into an assortment of ordinary people (young and old, men and women) and rushes him. Seeing how sluggish they are, True Archer calls it absurd, but is shocked when countless black arms form out of the people's shadows and wrap around his body.

Abilities Edit

True Archer is a strong hero with parameters higher than Archer and strong enough to be denoted as quite strong by Lancer's Presence Detection. He can accurately shoot arrows from his bow at a target over twenty kilometers away, their speed surpassing the speed of sound and releasing powerful enough shock-waves to shatter any glass in the nearby area. Even when Archer uses the gauntlet of his Golden Armor to defend himself from an arrow, it still cracks the gauntlet and causes chips of it to fall away. His bow is strong enough to knock away weapons from the Gate of Babylon. One of Archer's Noble Phantasms is King's Order, which allows him to summon twelve Noble Phantasms that are the proof of him completing the twelve labors, like the Pelt of the Nemean Lion, that allows him to withstand any weapon wielded by man, and Goddess of War, that allows him to use a divine aura to increase his power. He also possesses the Noble Phantasms Nine Lives and Reincarnation Pandora. He states that False Archer requires Ea to make them equal in a clash.

His Battle Continuation can allow him to continue fighting even with wounds that place him on the verge of death. An ability representing his strong will to stay alive on the battlefield.[1]

Bravery is a skill that brushes aside mental interference and increases melee damage. The divine curse lodged inside him has be brought out by the Command Spell. The rank has decreased considerably.[1]

Forced Distortion of the class he was originally called forth in. He has received the other class's specialty as proof. Conversely, either of the class skills has declined. In his case, Independent Action has dropped from A to C rank.[1]

Eye of the Mind (True) is an insight fostered through training and discipline. In his case, having his god given abilities thrown away, the techniques he accumulated as a human make their appearance.[1]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Fate/strange fake Volume 3, Prologue 8: "The Star Performers' Feast (Part 1)"
  3. Narita Twitter 6:08 AM-3 Apr 2018
  4. Fate/strange fake Volume 2, Chapter 6: "Two Archers and..."
  5. Fate/strange fake Volume 3, Chapter 7: "The Canon of the Demigods"
  6. Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Chapter 10: "Separate Mornings, Separate Parts (Part 1)"
  7. Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Chapter 12: "The Gods Return from Twilight"
  8. Fate/strange fake Volume 4, Chapter 13: "At Last, a Second, and a Third"
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