- Class: Archer
- True Name: David
- Sex: Male
- Source: Old Testament
- Region: Israel
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral
- Height: 171cm
- Weight: 62kg
- Character Creators: Hoshizora Meteor, Higashide Yuuichirou and Sakurai Hikaru
- Character Designer: Ginka
- Character Voice: Nakamura Yuuichi
- Major Appearances in Main Works: Fate/Grand Order
Magical Resistance: [A]
Nullifies Magecraft spells that are Rank A or below.
Modern Mages would not be able to wound David with their Magecraft.
Independent Action: [A]
One can act even with the absence of their Master. However, in a situation where one would use an enormous amount of Magical Energy, backup from their Master becomes necessary.
David has a weak Divinity as an ancestor of the Messiah. Approximately of the same rank as Joseph of Nazareth’s. David himself was no more than a mere shepherd in life. However, it seems he possesses some resistance as he is now against Noble Phantasms that are supported by the influence of the Messiah Himself (but not by God’s influence). For instance, “Holy Shrouds”, “Holy Nails”, the “Holy Lance”, and possibly the “Holy Grail”.
Divine Protection of God: [A]
A Skill that demonstrates the outstanding body and appearance of one who was prophesized with the purpose of becoming King. One has the quick-wittedness, agility and physical strength to grab onto the tails of lions and bears and beat them to death.
Harp of Healing: [B]
For David’s harp (kinnor) that had cleansed an evil spirit from King Saul, it has the effect of exorcism, preserving the tranquility of the listeners’ minds. In ancient societies, the harp was highly regarded as an instrument that calms evil spirits.
With all the tribes obeying him as the Second King of Israel, David led an army of soldiers that exceeded 320,000 men and gained total control of Jerusalem.
Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones
- Rank: C-*
- Classification: Anti-Personnel Noble Phantasm
- Range: 1~99
- Maximum Number of Targets: 1 person
Hamesh Avanim (Five Stones). The slingshot that defeated the Giant Goliath. The five stones that express David’s tolerance, he fires the first four shots and misses his opponent on purpose as a warning, but the fifth shot will surely hit a vital point. In the case of a Servant, they will temporarily lose consciousness and suffer severe damage, although it is something insignificant even in a typical war situation where the unconscious person can be rescued by allies. Afterwards, the opponent’s main armament will either become a part of David’s possessions, or it will become unusable. David will yell in the Hebrew language a countdown of “He (5)”, “Dalet (4)”, “Gimel (3)”, “Bet (2)” and “Alef (1)” before launching the fifth stone. He will make the threat obvious towards his opponent from the count of one with a stronger shout. Given that the weapons themselves are mere normal stones that have undergone transfiguration, it is possible to unendingly replenish them.
- The Noble Phantasm is C-rank in the game profile
Sacrifice: Flames Upon the Altar
- Rank: A
- Classification: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
- Range: 1~99
- Maximum Number of Targets: 600 people
Phantasmal incense burners would materialize around each enemy presence, before they would burn the incense inside them, causing violet fumes to envelop the targets. Immediately, thunderclouds and mist gather overhead, giving somebody the impression of Mount Sinai, and hellfire is sent down from Heaven, thoroughly incinerating those who oppose the Will of God without even leaving a single drop of blood behind. The flames as a whole take on the form of an altar.
Ark: The Ark of the Covenant
- Rank: EX
- Classification: Contract Noble Phantasm
- Range: 1~99
- Maximum Number of Targets: 900 people
A wooden box that stored the lithographs left behind by Moses. The Magical Energy of those who touched it will be stolen without exception, no ifs, ands, or buts, leading them to their extinguishment.
- First Person Pronoun: boku
- Second Person Pronouns: anata / kimi
- Third Person Pronouns: kare / kanojo
A refreshing, super-talented prodigy who does not be at his wits’ end with matters. On one hand, David treats God first and foremost over all other matters, whereas on the other hand, he is a thorough realist. He does not consider himself as someone who views his summoning as a resurrection of himself, but namely, someone who views his summoning as a summoning of someone who possesses the spirit of David himself; however, he also does not openly feel a sense of inferiority in existing as that kind of person. There is no difference in being a messenger of God in either the present time or during his own lifetime, for he holds a view where it is pleasant for him if he can just feel the Grace of God, no matter what kind of person he is. At the time of being summoned as a Heroic Spirit, he will wield his power to the maximum extent without holding back that power from anyone. Furthermore, bringing alongside his body is the knowledge he absorbed in greed: knowledge related to the history of humanity and the advancement of technology from the time after his death to the moment of him arriving in the present time.
A wise man who is not hostile thoughtlessly, and also, one who shows a calm behaviour towards anyone as well. Since everyone, no matter who it is, is bestowed a role by God, David deals with this matter with respect. At least, David himself intends to act in accordance with such. He advocates without hesitation that it is useless and a fruitless effort for people to do battle while held captive by the grudges of their past. Although he does not regard women and children as part of one’s military strength, towards warriors – towards people who have resolved themselves for the King, that is very much not the case. Being a king and a shepherd who has also gotten used to waiting upon people, he even grew accustomed to serving others from his experience as a harpist.
Because his flesh and bones are permeated with the importance of wealth and the value of finance, David is shrewd in the management of assets/funds. Even plots of land are important in making a living as a king. Money is also important. Although people’s hearts are something hard to grasp, money can be harvested and grasped with rationality. And given that human nature is something that can be controlled with money, it was David’s style to take into consideration that the management of assets is surely essential.
And then; while he indeed appears to be a hero, David is weak towards women with nice bodies. Something he always starts talking about is wanting to go out to meet his wife, among other things. He truly does not regret about the matter of him stealing another person’s spouse, Bathsheba (who became the mother of Solomon), the beautiful wife of one of his subordinates who he deliberately murdered. Also, because the devotion of a beautiful girl named Abishag was something very pleasant to him as she got to soothe his solitude during the time of him being in an old age, David completely possesses a terribly unmanageable sense of values where a beautiful woman that is to his liking = Abishag. He goes into a decision of usually viewing one as Abishag should she happen to have a nice body or be a beautiful woman, but because of his bitter memory of the battle against the Giant Goliath, any women that are taller than him are proven to be NG (No Good) no matter what. He loves to perform on the harp (gifted in doing so) and dance (very poor in doing so).
Attitude Towards Master
David deals with anyone without being two-faced. Especially towards his Master, he is being frank from the beginning. Rather than calling it sincerity, he thinks over things as a business partner; that is to say, he is a companion who will go and do battle together with his Master, and because of that, it is improbable for David to betray them. At any rate, they share a common destiny. Since the profits and losses of his Master will result in profits and losses for himself, it is highly unlikely that David will betray them.
“Archer, David. Yeah, I’ll do it. I’ll definitely do it.”
“Yo, it’s the day you were born. Let me bless you. By the way, you’re not interested in such things like stocks or land, are you?”
“Good grief; look, that’s uneconomic.”
“The Holy Grail, huuh? Oh, no thank you. Since I already have that sort of thing, right?”
“Abishag! You’re not Abishag?!”
Historical Character and Figure
An Israelite King who appears in the Old Testament. Originally a shepherd, David nominated himself and gave out his name for the one-on-one duel with the Giant Goliath, before he defeated him. Afterwards, although there were some quarrels with the King at that time, it has been said that he carried out a magnificent regime after being enthroned as a splendid king.
David was a shepherd as well as a harpist. In those days, in order to play the harp to the King of Israel, who was going to war with the Philistines, David was often visiting the army. Sometime during that period, the Philistine Giant Goliath demanded for a single combat that wagered everything on the line.
Made uneasy from the Giant’s excessive strength, no one from the Israelite army was able to face him, but only David responded to that one-on-one duel. Although Goliath looked down on David, who challenged him without even taking a sword with him, David threw a stone that made Goliath faint and decapitated his head with the Giant’s own sword.
A bow and arrows made by David himself.
“Say, he’s doing drastic work. Huh, perhaps there was a matter he can’t be greatly patient with. Me? Look, I’m of the impression that… suppose I ran away with all of my ten treasured mistresses back then, I might completely open up the Ark of the Covenant as I did so. Whether I like it or not, I wooonder if I can really do that sort of thing to Solomon… Hey, instead of talking about the nerve I have and such, I want to say that I think that guy doesn’t have that sort of freedom? I became a king from being a shepherd, but looking at that guy, can I conclude that he was meant to be a great king since the beginning?”
“Thank you, thank you, Great Ancestor. I truly thank you. But I wonder, isn’t THAT a little too dangerous?”
Female Servants in General (With the Exception of Children)
“Abishag! You’re not Abishag?!”
Comment from the Illustrator
David is a character who I took to do his design years ago, but now, he appears in FateGO! It turns out that, because I began from the fact that my drawings were the opposite to the drawings of my old self, it was difficult to deliver the drawings in a certain sense… (haha). From his original clothes (Second Stage), I reached a decision of taking off and putting on clothes in order for his other stages to become what they are now. Although he is a useless father, please treat him well from now on. (Ginka)