Lord El-Melloi II / Zhuge Liang



  • Class: Caster
  • True Name: Lord El-Melloi II / Zhuge Kongming
  • Gender: Male
  • Source: Annals of the Three Kingdoms historical novel
  • Region: Chinese
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 68 kg (Third ascension has his height at 157cm and weight at 50kg)


  • Setting creation: Higashide Yuuichirou
  • Character design: Takeuchi Takashi
  • CV: Namikawa Daisuke
  • Main works appearance: Fate/Zero


Magical PowerA+
Noble PhantasmA

Class Skills

Territory Creation: [A]

Creation of a "Workshop" territory that is advantageous to himself as a magus.

It’s possible to create the “Shí Bīng Bā Zhèn” that surpasses “Workshop”.

Tool Creation: [B]

By borrowing Zhuge Kongming’s power, he is capable of creating various arms and tools from his legend, such as the repeating crossbow. However, only the drug of immortality that Kongming had failed to acquired cannot be created.

Personal Skills

Discerning Eye: [A]

A narrower version technique of Human Observation.

He is exceedingly outstanding in judging in what manners a human target would acquired usefulness in the future.

However, in order to do that it is necessary for him to understand the target’s weak and strong point by means of conversation and looking at the target’s appearance to an extent.

Advice of the Strategist: [A+]

A Skill bestowed to Servants of the strategist type.

By means of understanding and analysis of the situation, he is able to grants correct advice to allies.

The higher the rank, the higher the chance of said advice to be correct. On A+ rank, no matter what sorts of unforeseen circumstances is included, said advice will always hit the mark 100%.

Opposing it requires a luck on the level that can defeat any and every kind of analysis, or possession of the Skill*.

Command of the Strategist: [A+]

A Skill bestowed to Servants of the strategist type. It brings forth the maximum power of an army one belongs to.

On A+ rank, it possesses the power equal to that of death troops determined to fight to the death as they exhaust their life.

Noble Phantasm(s)

Kaerazu no Jin - Shí Bīng Bā Zhèn [1]

  • Rank: C
  • Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
  • Range: 50
  • Maximum target: 500 person

Formation of No Return.

A formation laid by a certain famous strategist upon deciding his army’s retreat.

The formation of huge rocks bewilders invaders and drives them to death.

As a Noble Phantasm, it is a great thaumaturgy that compulsorily alters the location of the enemy into the Shí Bīng Bā Zhèn.

As long as they do not escape from within it, the enemies becomes targets of additional damage that accumulates every turn.

Suishi no Hyou - Chu Shi Biao [2]

  • Rank: EX
  • Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm (his own army)
  • Range: 0
  • Maximum target: 100 person

Table of Expedition.

The report for the throne that Zhuge Kongming left behind for the still young emperor when he organized the army for the subjugation of the enemy nation. A text that composed ardently his readiness to completely devote himself for loyalty, it would then be praised as most famous amongst famed literary composition in later years. Its effect as a Noble Phantasm is unknown.

(In FateGO it is fundemantally not utilized.)


[1] (Stone Sentinel Maze)(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Sentinel_Maze)

[2] Chu Shi Biaoopen in new window. Table as in chart table.

(My chinese friend said translating the name of this 2 NP is like trying to translate a japanese name; certainly possible translating individual kanji but you know, theyre names. Shí Bīng Bā Zhèn is mostly known in the western as Stone Sentinel Maze, but even then its not 100% accurate. Meaning and context wise my chinese friend said that for Chu Shi Biao’s closest rendering is Memorial Upon War.)



  • First pronoun: watashi
  • Second pronoun: omae
  • Third pronoun: kare/kanojo


His personality is that of Lord El-Melloi II.

He is a slightly moody sort of magus with a meddlesome nature at the root, which ends up giving heavy influence to the people on his surroundings.

He is particularly good at deciding courses of action; countless people have discovered their own ability thanks to him.

Although, it can’t be denied that at the same time he himself possesses a complex in regards to his own powerlessness….

Attitude Towards Master

He mostly looks after the Master basically as one of his student.

El-Melloi II, who had taken in Kongming’s knowledge, have an overwhelmingly abundant experience on his hand compared to the many magi in this world. Consequently, the Master becomes his student from the beginning.

Dialogue Examples

“Servant, Zhuge Kongming. ...Hm, you think I’m not him?

Indeed I am not. I am El-Melloi II. Nevertheless, I do inherit his power. There is no problem.”

“Things I am fond of? Let us see… Pupils with good perception, classroom filled with silence, and colleagues whose head are not clogged with tofu… I suppose.”

“As you can see, I am in the middle of my game. We can speak, but don’t tamper with my hair. It’s distracting me from levelling up.”

Historical Character and Figure

The description below is not of Zhuge Kongming, but of the basis of his outer shell, Lord El-Melloi II.

Lord El-Melloi II is the representative head of House El-Melloi, one of the twelve nobles that rule over and manage the Clock Tower that is the center of Magic Association. A lecturer of the department of Modern Magic, all of his pupils had managed to grow into excellent magi.

It is said that should he ever recruit his pupils to his own faction, the Clock Tower’s influence chart would easily change; but he himself has no intention to do so.

His insight in observing the true nature of a human has reached the point of being sublimated as a Servant’s Skill. No matter how much a famed magus may conceal his or her thaumaturgy, he possesses the terrifying ability to divulge it without any constraint.

Normally, even if the outer shell is El-Melloi II, in the inside is still Zhuge Kongming and he should have conduct himself as Zhuge Kongming. However, upon the agreement of the goal of protecting the Human Order, there is no problem whichever between the two that holds the reign of the body; in the end of the discussion, Lord El-Melloi with his discernment of the modern world was decided to become a Servant.

Although he himself is dissatisfied of being unable to do something with his own power, he do understand that he would not be able to do anything alone. He vows that he will protect the Human Order together with the other Servants.

Furthermore, there is no change of his very power as a Servant or in his knowledge quantity upon his repeating spirit foundation’s ascension, which in the end returns his form to that of a young boy (roughly 19 years old).

According to a certain ill-natured goddess, the situation of him fighting as the leading part being his form as a young boy is most fitting. Perhaps for Lord El-Melloi II himself, the unforgettable battle in which he shines the most is the one of this moment.


A man of great talent, still unfinished in his growth. And yet, there is already enough of his charisma that it reminds me of his dignity back in the day. ...Well, in that case, I would like to see with my own eyes of what would happen that changes him.


Things like the memory when he had been summoned are haziness, not even a dream for the current him. I know that much already. I know, and still.

Comment from the Illustrator

The idea of the third ascension being Waver felt like a good idea when it struck me, but upon the implementation I felt somewhat anxious if it would be a disappointing development for those who like El-Melloi II. I am really relieved that I don’t need to worry about that thanks to the option of being able to choose the ascension stage. (Takeuchi Takashi)

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