Hans Christian Andersen
- Class: Caster
- True Name: Hans Christian Andersen
- Gender: Male
- Source: Historical fact
- Region: Denmark
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral
- Height: 146 cm
- Weight: 39 kg
- Setting creation: Nasu Kinoko
- Character design: Wada Arco
- CV: Koyasu Takehito
- Main works appearance: Fate Extra CCC
Territory Creation: [D]
Creation of a territory that is advantageous to himself as a magus.
In Andersen's case, it is not a type of territory created for intercepting incoming enemies, but one that bewilders even the eyes of the foolish enemy Master.
In the Study he created in a place no one can found, he skips out wo-, no, continously moves his brush.
A certain Master had had her patience run out with this style of overtruanc-, no, procrastination; she then made a small box, locked him inside, and make him write as fast as he can.
Tool Creation: [C]
The ability to create various tools by means of magic.
Although he does not know of any magic, it seems like he can more or less write up things by his literary works that put his Noble Phantasm to practical use.
Human Observation: [A]
The skill to observe and understand humans. He doesn't simply observe them, but also hypothesizes their life, preferences, even their whole live; a strong memory that doesn't forget this informations becomes an important thing to have.
THe root of Andersen, who is known to be a pessimist, is not that of rejection, but understanding. What he can do is simply to write stories, but that is exactly why he continously swore that he shall be more earnest than anyone else in what he speaks of.
High Speed Incantation: [E]
The ability to hasten magic incantation speed.
It seems like in his case, instead of magic it benefits the progress of writing his manuscript.
Innocent Monster: [D]
Indicating the depth of distorted truth by means of rumours, without concern for the actual person's own will or appearance.
In Andersen's case, it is the "curse of the readers".
Märchen Meines Lebens - A Story for Your Sake
- Rank: C+
- Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
- Range: 0
- Maximum target: 1 person
Marchen Meines Lebens.
The unpolished manuscript of his written autobiography "The Fairy Tale of My Life". Each page of this document utilizes the magic energy provided from the people who loved the author known as Andersen, takes the form of "the Andersen that the readers see in their heart", and capable of actions as Andersen's offshoot (bunshin).
However, the true value of this Noble Phantasm is displayed in beginning this book anew and writing a full copy about the observed target's ideal life and way of being. If the book comes out well, it establishes itself as a Noble Phantasm and makes a target grows in accordance how the target is written in the book. The degree of the effect escalates depending on the progress of the manuscript; several pages would only make few mere coincidences occurs, but should the manuscript is finished, it's possible to even make the target grow even to their "greatest form".
It almost appears as an omnipotent Noble Phantasm, but it is difficult to put this Noble Phantasm to practical use. The time taken to write the manuscript is one obvious problem, but his own negative outlook of live and his pride as an author do not allow for a convenient development, and if the target is not someone that stimulates his inspiration, there is the risk of the manuscript becoming a poor piece of work.
- First pronoun: ore
- Second pronoun: omae/** (no honorifics)
- Third pronoun: shounenshoujo/sounyakunannya/zanryuudomo
He is one of the world Three Great Writers, but as a Servant he is summoned with the appearance of a 10 year old.
A gloomy and pessimistic poet with a wicked tongue. He completely has no interest in being liked by others, and is incapable of discovering his own worth. Due to that, he does not have the outlook of enjoying one's own live. Described briefly, he is an "abusive pessimistic author".
Ha had never managed to gain what he desired during his live, not a single thing. One can consider that that personality of his is the cause for that.
Andersen looks as if he hates anything and everything in this world, but at his root his character is one that is good at taking care of others. Should others depend on him, he would answer them to the limit of his ability.
He is methodical like an author is, and perfect in aftercare as well. Due to that, if one can bear even his abusive tongue, one can say that he is a Servant worthy of trust. While he maybe a pessimist, he will never laugh at the effort of others in "living correctly" and "accomplishing things with all their might".
Because that is the form of ideal world that he, who had continued on composing his career, had once dreamt of and wished for.
Attitude Towards Master
He has no ability in combat, declaring that he is a faulty good of a Servant and saying "I am not useful in the slightest!" aggressively at every opportunity.
If one carelessly praise his work, then not only he would say that a fan would definitely not want to know him and return back any opinions and complaints, but also keeps on making excuse and abuse the Master with "You dumbass!" Truly a pain in the ass of a Servant.
Whether the Master accept his attitude as "abandoning responsibility to fight" and "insubordination", or instead as complete sincerety, depends on how the Master takes it to heart.
Andersen has no wish towards the Holy Grail. However, he would keep on saying things like "Since you've summoned me, I'll work, but honestly speaking I really, REALLY don't want to work" as he continues to help the Master, resulting in a complex and guniguni* sort of distortion, like a straight stick crooked in water. He is that sort of tsundere Servant.
TL Note: guniguni is a mimetic word in japanese; i dunno whats the appropriate english word in this context
"I'll introduce myself right away. A third-rate Servant, Andersen.
Still, that's the face of an ordinary person, so ordinary that it amazes me. One that knows not of grief or sorrow; simply the face of a victim thrown away to this world.
Very well. That isn't bad. That's how a jester should be. I'd say that foolishness is a sin, but being thrown away to this world as an ordinary one is a windfall. In any rate, good and evil is both something you can enjoy!"
"Let us disparage the value of human earnestly."
"Even assuming life have values. In the end, it's probably lower than how humans envision it."
"Mm. Thus the brush is broken, the writer left forgotten. Truly, what a refreshing feeling!"
Historical Character and Figure
An actual person. He was born in Denmark in the year of 1805, and had died from liver cancer in 1875.
Nowadays he is said as one of the three great fairy tale authors, but half of his life had been filled with failures and agony. He was born as a son of a cobbler, he had planned to become an actor but gave up without showing any result. He then set his eyes on becoming a poet but was valued harshly.
Finally, with the money he gained from his self-published books he proceeded on leaving the country. He was thirty by the time he had finally been recognized in the world with his book, "The Improvisatore", which was written with the inspiration he had earned during his time outside of the country. Afterwards, he switched to become a fairy tale author, but his fairy tale is by nature filled with mayhem and sorrow, poverty, and colored with the literary style that paints death as salvation.
He borrows that shape of fairy tale and keeps on writing the despair of utter grief from poverty and how that there's no other escape from it than death. All the while covering every thoughts that whirls within his own heart with those beautiful sentences.
His work includes "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Match Girl", and others.
He was single his whole life. It is said that he had died while holding a letter from the one he had loved, keeping it close to him.
Character in FGO
He appeared in the 4th chapter, "Death World City of Fog London". He had seclude himself in the inner room of the apartement belonging to Henry Jekyll (human), who was struggling in the London which had been visited with strange phenomenon. Together with the strangely friendly William Shakespeare (Servant), they had written manuscripts. While also passing as literature comic duo with Shakespeare, there was also a scene where he displayed his characteristic as a fairy tale author.
Role in past works
He appeared in Fate/EXTRA CCC. His Master is Sesshouin Kiara, who had immediately withdrawn from the battle. With her being his Master, he promptly divulged his true character. He never fought until the end because he has no combat ability, but with his peculiar status, he bear the role of "a judge of this tale, neither winning nor losing."
Author connection. A relationship around the extent of just-because-they're-in-the-same-circle-does-not-mean-they-are-best-friends-in-particular-but-there-is-no-other-friend-so-they-hang-out-together. Still, he frequently looks for Shakespeare's study. He will never ever say it, but his respect to Shakespeare is obvious for anyone to see.
Arrrgh! Vexing, yet interesting! But I'll never approve of this sort of pleasure for the sake of pleasure!
(while grasping tightly the newspaper and goes all like "go read the sequel for the Count of Monte Cristo!")
...I have a bad presentiment... You all are still fine, but don't tell me we're going to have even "that" come. "That".
Comment from the Illustrator
The glasses with super long sleeve is here! But I regret a bit that as expected, maybe the white robe looks too simple. Each time I put Andersen in the party I'm like hmm isn't there any other clothes that would fit him better? Even now I'm still thinking about it. Something with overly long sleeve... padded kimono... pjamas... (Wada Arco)