Gaius Julius Caesar
- Class: Saber
- True Name: Gaius Julius Caesar
- Sex: Male
- Source: Historical Fact
- Region: Europe
- Alignment: True Neutral
- Height: 168cm
- Weight: 154kg
- Character Creator: Sakurai Hikaru
- Character Designer: Shima Drill
- Character Voice: Okiayu Ryoutarou
- Major Appearances in Main Works: Fate/Grand Order
Magical Resistance: [C]
Nullifies Magecraft spells that were done with a chant of two verses or below. Cannot defend against large-scale Magecraft such as Great Magecrafts and Ritual Spells.
It is possible for one to manage most vehicles and beasts. Regarding the Phantasmal Kind however, they are not able to manage them.
A descendant of the Goddess Venus and deified after he died, Caesar has Divine Spirit aptitude despite the low rank.
Military Tactics: [B]
An instinctive ability for utilizing tactical knowledge in battlefields where a large number of people are mobilized. An advantageous modifier is acquired when using one’s own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when conversely dealing with an opposing Anti-Army Noble Phantasm.
Caesar’s ingenuity and meritorious military exploits that led his troops to victory in many battles during his lifetime have been changed into this Skill.
The natural talent to command an army; the level of one’s charismatic nature.
Having received the Roman citizens’ fanatical support and displaying his conspicuous exploits in the Gallic Wars as a general too, there is no need to say if Caesar is charismatic or not.
The acquisition of the words and gestures to lead many of the masses/citizens. Especially in the case where it is employed against an individual, it functions as some sort of mental attack.
Crocea Mors: Yellow Death
- Rank: B+
- Classification: Anti-Personnel Noble Phantasm
- Range: 1~2
- Maximum Number of Targets: 1 person
Crocea Mors (Yellow Death). A golden sword. When its True Name is released, after the first strike that automatically hits the target, Luck Checks are conducted “until one fails”, and it becomes possible for this attack to be granted an additional guaranteed strike no more than the number of checks that had consecutively succeeded. A super consecutive attack.
In close combat, there is no doubt that it has the power of certain victory the moment the enemy is seen (I came, I saw, I conquered), but Caesar himself does not overly feel like drawing out this sword. While he was alive, it appeared that he will never forget how he lost this sword as he carelessly got it stuck in an enemy’s shield.
- First Person Pronoun: watashi
- Second Person Pronoun: kisama
- Third Person Pronouns: kare, kanojo / ○○ (without honorifics. Caesar sometimes addresses someone by their full name without honorifics.)
A cunning man. An ambitious person, one who excels at trickery. Caesar’s gaze is perceptive, hiding a bottomlessness and dangerousness that one cannot neglect. Being a man endowed with a great ambition and an intelligence that one ought to be afraid of, Caesar is a master of ingenuity and speech. A genius of incitement. Having himself changed into a Heroic Spirit, his superior intellect that led him to victory in many battlefields is being expressed as his retention of a high rank in the Military Tactics Skill.
Caesar has a fondness for women. He also likes Rome (he likes the successive Roman Emperors in general. Naturally he likes Nero too). He likes the world. He likes Cleopatra as well.
Attitude Towards Master
Caesar will fundamentally not betray his Master. “I’ll warn you in advance, Master. Do take care so that you won’t get assassinated while you sleep for that would be the result of your self-conceit.” Even if those words are expressed with mingled sarcasm, it is an advice out of his true feelings.
Even though the numerous trickeries he committed during his lifetime even caused him to die in the end, Caesar is not regretting about that since that was his own life. However, as he regrets having caused his beloved Cleopatra to shed tears, he thinks that “it’s troublesome” to unravel plots even after becoming a Heroic Spirit and Servant.
Caesar’s wish for the Holy Grail is “to reunite with Cleopatra and acknowledge both her and their son Caesarion.” Because Caesar would be ready to scheme, among other things, before long. “Just let me embrace my son, my son.”
“Ooh, it’s beautiful. Beautiful. Truly beautiful; that beauty is worthy for Rome, the most valuable asset of the world.”
“My love is wide and deep. Many of the lovers in my lifetime are naturally the fruits of my love.”
“Saber, huh? Saber. What kind of pretext is there to have me as a Saber?”
“Leaving the role of a foot soldier to me. This, this isn’t called a practical use of optimal human resources, you know.”
“————Come now. Advance, the die is cast.”
Historical Character and Figure
One of the greatest heroes of ancient Rome. A figure of 1st Century BC. An outstanding ruler, and a general who won fame in the Gallic Wars, the Britannia Campaign and so forth. Being a descendant of the Goddess Venus, this lady-killer has been said to have had children in relationships with both humans and Fairies alike. He is also known by his English name Julius Caesar.
Character in FGO
A superpower that continues with wars and power struggles————its name is Rome. If one wants to climb the ranks of the world’s largest assembly, not only was strength based on a blade – as if the blade was a savage tribe of an unexplored territory – proven to be necessary, but so was going through conflict caused accordingly by the clash of sharpened intellects. An enormous vortex of cruelty. And then, Caesar was born.
Sometimes murdering, sometimes being murdered, all according to trickery. That was the state of the Roman ruling classes. Although he temporarily went away from the capital – Rome, after Roman Dictator Sulla had died, Caesar chose to plunge himself into the vortex of conspiracies. His first move was where he applied the impeachments of corrupt governors who were oppressing the people of the Roman provinces. With his voice, words, hand movements and bodily gestures, he stirred up the good will of the Roman citizens. He advocated that governing according to ill will must not come about. Receiving tremendous support, even during the time of the Roman consuls, Caesar brought down the corrupt with nothing but his speech. His tongue. That is his sword, which was composed of his own truth.
The course of events afterwards was quite favourable for Caesar. Politics at daytime, being done towards the masses. Schemes at nighttime, killing his enemies while protecting his own life. These two courses of actions continued to be repeated. After keeping up his successful career favourably, Caesar took up a new post as Roman governor of Hispania Tarraconensis. Immediately defeating a large number of rebellious forces that had yet to obey Rome as well as getting the better of the Orient, and after carrying out his triumphant return, Caesar became a Roman consul. It was the beginning of the First Triumvirate. And then it began; the Gallic Wars.
Repeatedly crushing and suppressing his oppositions such as the Gauls, the Belgae, the Germanics and the Aquitanians, and utterly defeating Britannia occasionally even despite the hard battles, Caesar spent over several years to subjugate the whole land of Gaul. He won fame as the strongest general, and he received tremendous support from the masses. After the death of Crassus, one of the three triumvirs, the great commander Pompey, the other person left in the three triumvirs, broke off relations with Caesar, and he was later assassinated; Caesar then became the most powerful person in Rome in both name and reality.
And then————Caesar met her by chance. In Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt. Cleopatra, the queen who is both the joint ruler with and the ceremonial wife of Ptolemy XIII. It was love at first sight. He was forty-years-old, but his companion was a young girl separated by no less than twenty years in age. Speaking of her characteristic beauty, it is an iron resolution which showed to him that it was creeping into this foundation of his and resolved him, it is a uniqueness that regards comparatively highly of her own country and people, and it is as if those became the form of that temperament and pride of hers. Upon seeing that, Caesar swore to protect the beautiful young queen. For him who freely proceeded with marriages as well as divorces if it is for the objective of political strife, and for him who came to make a move on many women for fun, that was his first love.
Together with Cleopatra, Caesar dreamt of the second coming of the “Roman-Egyptian Empire” and its influence that King Iskandar once accomplished; thus, he removed Ptolemy XIII and subjugated Egypt. He invaded every kingdom around him one after another, and he kept on gaining total control of the Roman Senate Faction lurking secretly in those countries. After gaining total control of Hispania, he finally accomplished the subjugation of Rome. Caesar reigned over ancient Rome as the first Roman dictator perpetuo, and he tells his beloved queen this: “There’s now not a person who will hinder me. I seized all of Rome. In the event of the Parthian Kingdom Campaign being successful, I’ll certainly welcome you as my wife officially, and I’ll show and announce Caesarion to the world far and wide as our son.”
However; that… was not done. Caesar truly had all of Rome in his hands, but the vortex of cruelty surrounding Rome turned into something like a curse, and it did not allow the days of peace and love to continue. That is, it came in the form of a single blade. At the Theater of Pompey, Brutus, his loyal retainer who became a tool for the Roman Senate Faction remnants, raised overhead a single knife and————
Caesar’s beloved partner. Caesar regrets having died without fulfilling his promise of announcing Cleopatra far and wide as his wife as well as acknowledging his son Caesarion as his own child. Caesar deeply loves Cleopatra even now after having transformed into a Heroic Spirit and Servant. (Although he has uttered with his mouth that “It’s a different story if there’s a fine woman in front of me right now.”)
A respected Great. Together with Cleopatra, Caesar was dreaming of establishing a Roman-Egyptian Empire as the second coming of the great empire that was once built up by Iskandar.
The esteemed Roman Divine Founder. Without Romulus, the Roman world would be unable to exist.
Caesar’s cute descendant. Very cute. Caesar loves Nero. Someone like a grandchild to him.
Feels like seeing a younger brother.
“Even the Moon Goddess should be a little more, uh, considerate…”
Comment from the Illustrator
During the moment when I saw the list of orders document for a Caesar of the Saber-class, I thought that ‘Surely he’s not an Artoriaface!?’ Although it was something I thought of, finding the specification for a big FATSO was something unexpected… It was a shock to me.
Given that there were plenty of materials related to Rome, including creative works as well, I got to adopt those materials minutely and design Caesar with such. Although, (suppose) if there was a specification for him as a lean handsome man, I wonder when the diet event will come then…? I’m hoping for one! (Shima Drill)
 – Caesar was actually around 52 years old by the time he met Cleopatra.