- Class: Archer
- True Name: Napoleon
- Gender: Male
- Source: Historical fact, Napoleonic legends
- Region: Europe
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Height: 189cm
- Weight: 92kg
- Scenario Writer: Sakurai Hikaru
- Character Design: Ryota-H
- CV: Hino Satoshi
- Main Appearance: Fate/Grand Order
Magic Resistance: [C]
Cancels spells with a chant below two verses. Unable to defend against large-scale magecraft like High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals.
Independent Action: [C]
The ability to act independently for a while even without a supply of mana from the Master. At rank C, it is possible to remain in the world for a day after losing one's Master.
Fire Support (Cannon): [B+]
A powerful ranged attack that is used to support tactical operations. In Napoleon's case, this attack is used in the form of a bombardment. Essentially a compound skill that comes included with the effects of the Strategy skill.
Charisma of a Triumphal Return: [B]
Napoleon possesses a special kind of charisma. Essentially a compound skill that comes included with the effects of the Charisma skill.
The Light of Possibility: [B]
Although it's a skill similar to Pioneer of the Stars, it is more akin to Innocent Monster. The great feats he actually achieved and the legends that in truth had nothing to do with him, the idol that made everything his own is what the Heroic Spirit Napoleon is; he who acts as the embodiment of 'expectations' and 'possibilities' upon materializing. The word impossible missing from his dictionary, subsisting off of minimal sleep, the destruction of the Sphinx in Gisa, meeting the phantom of Alexander the Great (Iskandar) in Khufu pharaoh's Great Pyramid; his manifestation incorporates all of these as facts and truths.
Imperial Privilege: [B]
As the first French emperor, he possesses the Imperial Privilege skill, but... (In "FateGO", it isn't used in general.)
Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile: The Iridescent Bow Sonorously Announcing the Triumphant Return
- Rank: A
- Classification: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
- Range: 1~99
- Maximum number of targets: 100
Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile. A bombardment type Noble Phantasm crowned with the same French name as the Triumphal Arch. The potential of mankind (the apex) is transformed into a cannonball, flying through the sky almost like a rainbow. Based on Heroic Spirit Napoleon's existence itself, the Noble Phantasm sublimated the tale of the Great Sphinx of Giza’s bombardment. Its outward appearance is that of a transforming, one-handed cannon. Due to the story of the bombardment that 'destroyed the Sphinx', it is especially effective against Mystery.
Hope, humans. Do not lose heart. Do not cast your eyes down. Do not give up. For you, nothing is impossible.
First person pronoun: ore (オレ) Second person pronoun: omea (オマエ)/anta (アンタ)/○○ (no honorifics) Third person pronoun: aitsu (アイツ)/yatsu (奴)/kare (彼)/kanojo (彼女)/○○ (no honorifics)
The Dandy of Possibilities. A hero who fights in secret while shouldering the hopes and expectations of the masses. In response to those feelings, he carries out what must be done.
He isn't fixated on the matters relating to his self from back when he was alive. Corsica, Paris, Waterloo. They are all events that have already passed. 'I, who materialized as a Servant and had even my appearance changed compared to the one during my lifetime, am the idol called Napoleon Bonaparte and not a ghost tied down by the past─────' That's what he thinks. If people have dreamed a lot about 'Napoleon', then there is nothing to do, but to live up to those dreams. With an unwavering conviction, he devotes his body and soul to the people living in the present and the future.
By the way. In the Scandinavian Lostbelt, Napoleon said he decided to fall in love with one woman every time he manifested, but...it is unclear whether the Napoleon in Chaldea would do the same, so the current Napoleon's speech and conduct will need to be observed carefully to ascertain this.
A habitual smoker. He likes pipes too, but the one he prefers smoking even now is the Spanish cigar (Spanish tobacco) that he loved best while he was alive.
An avid reader. On the battlefield or inside a moving carriage, in any case, if he had the time, he would always be reading a book, but if he found it boring he would immediately throw it away (even if it was through the window of a carriage).
Bad with dogs. It is said that Napoleon was bitten by his wife Josephine's dog, Fortune when he was entering her bed. By the way, the dog was a pug. "I'd rather not deal with pugs."
The person he admired during his lifetime was Iskandar. It is also said that one of the reasons for his interest in conquering Egypt was because of 'Iskandar's influence'.
Attitude Towards Master
Did you really say that the word impossible doesn't exist in your dictionary? Did you really destroy the Sphinx in Gisa with a bombardment? If the Master was to ask about the Napoleonic legends, generally, he would be happy. And then he would get a distant look in his eyes for a brief second as if he was reminiscing about something and say the following: 'Come, let's create new legends.' 'If possible, glorious legends that everyone would wish for.'
"────Well, it appears that this also turned into something that I said."
"Seems like the word impossible doesn't exist in my dictionary."
"I! Am! Here!"
"I won't make fun of you. So withdraw. My Noble Phantasm will blow a hole clean through you, y'know?"
"Is a hero born from deeds? That's not it. They are born from the masses who've been eagerly waiting for them. Trust me, this is coming from someone who has seen everything from the peaks of heroism to the depths of hell!"
Historical Character and Figure
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769, in Ajaccio on the island of Corsica. The Buonaparte family of his father's side was a distinguished family descended from the nobility of Corsica.
Upon completing his studies, Napoleon was admitted into the artillery department of the École Militaire in 1784. He was appointed as an artillery officer in 1785. Several years later, the French Revolution broke out, but, holding no particular interest in France's internal affairs, Napoleon returned to his birthplace, Corsica, for a long while. After he was driven out of Corsica along with his family due to political strife on the island, they migrated to Southern France and, in 1793, he returned to his unit. Napoleon, who was a 'Corsican noble' to some extent, was immediately promoted to Captain, and joined the Siege of Toulon as an officer of the Southern Army lead by General Carteaux. At this time, thanks to, in part, the good fortune of having his predecessor being sent to the rear due to an injury, Napoleon went on to achieve success without a hitch. That conspicuous service drew the attention of the National Convention who was searching for a young hero. At the age of 24, he was promoted to brigadier general (equivalent to major general) and 'General Bonaparte Napoleon' was born. Afterwards, he was faced with misfortune due to his friendship with Augustine Robespierre (the youger brother of Maximilien Robespierre), and, after he was put under for a short time, he went through the bitter experience of being demoted and relegated to service in the first reserve. However, the times were favouring Napoleon. When Vendémiaire 13, a counter-revolt of the royalist faction, occurred in Paris, in 1795, Paul Barras, army commander of the National Convention, gave Napoleon command of the troops. Napoleon used a bold tactic of firing cannons at civilians in the urban area of the capital and suppressed the royalist insurrection. Thanks to this achievement, he quickly rose in the ranks from Général de Corps (equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant General) to the rank of Commander of the Interior, and celebrated as the hero, 'General Vandémiaire'. Having attained status and fame, Napoleon leapt into battle as Commander of the Army of Italy, piling up victory after victory. In late 1797, after thoroughly crushing Austria, the triumphant Napoleon's return was met with the jubilant cheers of the citizens.
After returning to France, he proposed the invasion of Egypt that was under Ottoman rule to the French Directory. Apart from the military objective of keeping in check England that they couldn't strike at effectively up till now, there were other things to take into consideration, like the French Directory's growing distrust of Napoleon or the person in question holding an interest in Egypt due to his admiration for Alexander the Great (Iskandar). Napoleon's military exploits had been successful in Egypt, but before the great anti-France coalition formed at the behest of England, France fell into a crisis and became isolated. As a result of Italy taking back Austria, criticism of the Directory began to rise, so Napoleon returned to France, accompanied only by his close aides; with the coup of 18 Brumaire, he established a ruling government in 1799 November. He took the position of First Consul, and became a dictator. The course of events afterwards are the following:
Year 1800: Dramatic victory against the Austrian army, establishing of the Banque de France
Year 1801: With the Treaty of Lunéville between France and Austria the Second Coalition collapses Concordat of 1801
Year 1802: Treaty of Amiens, the founding of the Legion d'honneur order of merit Napoleon is made consul for life by constitutional amendment
Year 1804: Execution of Lous Antoine from the royal family An imperial system based on the Roman model (Napoleonic Code) is created Through a national referendum decreed by the Consulate, Napoleon was elected as the Emperor of the French
During his coronation, Napoleon did not receive the crown from the Pope, but crowned himself in the presence of Pope Pius VII. This served as an expression of his pride that he "became the emperor with his own strength".
Napoleon was an accomplished villain of the turbulent times, but also a capable ruler. Under Napoleon I's rule, France, which was devastated by the revolution, would gradually recover. Furthermore, the Battle of Trafalgar (waged against the British Navy led by Admiral Nelson) that was said to be akin to the symbol of Napoleon's fall also occurred during this period (1805 October). The news of the loss were snuffed out by Napoleon in France and they did not attach much importance to it even in the enemy nations. At the Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors (1805 December 2), Napoleon achieved a complete victory. To commemorate this victory, the Arc de Triomphe was constructed in Paris. The collapse of the Holy Roman Empire due to the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II's abdication of the throne (though he kept his position as the Emperor of Austria) in the subsequent power struggle was quite an impactful event. Although it was a part of the Coalition, Napoleon became the man who destroyed the "Roman Empire".
Napoleon was drunk on his own glory. In May of 1805, with Bourbon Spain rife with internal strife, Napoleon attempted to instate his elder brother, Joseph, as the King of Spain, who was already the King of Naples. However, with strong local opposition, the French military found itself swamped in endless battles with the civilian partisan forces. And so, one by one, the internal conflicts began to pile upon Napoleon, who was at the peak of his career. Meanwhile, many countries were preparing for revenge. The first wave among these was Russia. In 1812, Napoleon sent a large army of 600,000 to desolate Russia (the Russian campaign), but the one-eyed veteran general Mikhail Kutuzov exhausted Napoleon's forces with his scorched-earth strategy. Although Napoleon managed to capture Moscow, their supply lines were in tatters and he couldn't hope to advance further.
The enemies did not overlook their chance to strike down Napoleon who lost his elite Grande Armée that supported his glorious feats, and, under a great siege, on March 31, 1814, Paris fell. Napoleon was forcibly deposed by the insurrection of the generals, and, given the symbolic position of a minor feudal lord on the island of Elba that was situated between Corsica and mainland Italy, he was exiled from France. This was the second exile of his life.
After the Treaty of Fontainebleau's conclusion, the Congress of Vienna was held in 1814 to discuss what would ve done with France. However, since the interests of each nation greatly entangled, the congress would only progress at a snail's pace, akin to a quagmire, aptly symbolized by the words of Charles-Joseph de Ligne of Belgian descent that "The Congress does not march, it dances." Louis XVIII, who was elected as the new king, wasn't popular with the populace and the internal discomfiture remained unceasing within France. Meanwhile, Napoleon escapes from Elba and heads for France. "O citizens of France, I have heard your lamentations and wishes on the island of my exile. You demand a government of your own choice, the only thing that is orthodox. I have crossed the seas to regain my right which is also your right." "Victory will march forth in a rush. Along with the national flag, the eagles will fly from bell tower to bell tower, all the way to the Notre Dame." On March 1, Napoleon landed at Golfe-Juan near Cannes and sent forth a manifesto before beginning his advance. On March 7, the forces of the royalist faction sent by La Mule and lead by general Marchant, commander of the 7th Regiment stood in Napoleon's way. However, when he shouted "Soldiers, my friends, it is I! If among you, there is somebody who wishes to kill me then be my guest, I am right here!", the soldiers responded with "Vive L'Empereur!" and joined his forces. The same thing occurred at Grenoble too. And in such a manner, Napoleon reached Paris without encountering a single battle. On the night of March 19, it as raining heavily. While Paris was eagerly awaiting the Emperor's return, Louis XVIII escaped the city via a horse-drawn carriage. Napoleon entered Paris at 9 PM the following day.
Napoleon proclaimed a new liberal constitution and attempted to make compromises with the opposing internal forces. However, the Coalition rejected the reconciliation. Lacking the majority of the generals who supported his Empire, and scraping together an army of only 600,000, Napoleon rushed into war. Although he was victorious at the beginning of hostilities, on June 18, 1815, at the battle near Waterloo in Belgium, he is faced with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Coalition army made up by English, Dutch and Prussian forces, drawing the curtain on Napoleon's 98 days (Hundred Days). Cornered into abdicating the throne once again, Napoleon is confined to the island of Saint Helena, a solitary island on the South Atlantic Ocean, where he remains until his death.
Character in FGO
The man of possibilities. Or, the idol of a hero created by the expectations of the people. The first French emperor. For a period of time, he came to rule the majority of Europe, but ultimately fell in the end. That life full of ups and downs was not solely dependant on the individual Napoleon Bonaparte's desires and abilities, but was guided by the wishes of the people─────at least that is the kind of existence that the Heroic Spirit Napoleon is defined as in the Throne of Heroes. During his life, he was an existence that "meets expectations and answers wishes". He stood as an emperor supported by many; he who would return even when confined to Elba if the voices of those who were eagerly waiting for the emperor swelled, however, he would be defeated if the people denied the emperor. And so, the Heroic Spirit Napoleon would make sure to meet the expectations and answer the hopes of anybody. He materializes as a Servant that affirms all Napoleonic legends, and embodies the possibilities of mankind (the apex).
Legend says the word impossible is not in his dictionary. Legend says he met Iskandar inside a pyramid. Legend says he destroyed the Great Sphinx of Giza with cannon fire. Legend says the French Revolution was plotted by the secret society and he was deeply involved in it. The man, who spent his life answering the expectations of many, could make many impossibles possible, just like the saying that "If it's Napoleon, he should be able to pull off something like that" goes. Such a way of life could already be called superhuman. "─────Well, that too sounds like something I'd say." The Light of Possibility, akin to a rainbow. Adversaries who encounter him would eventually bear witness to the rainbow soaring through the skies.
He materialized in the Scandinavian Lostbelt as a Servant of the Human Order. Along with the group from Chaldea, he fought against Queen Scathach-Skadi and the King of Flame Giants, Surtr. Even though she should have been his enemy as one of the Crypters, he instead decided on Ophelia Phamrsolone as his fated partner; sacrificing his own life in order to save her soul and the world, he cast a rainbow across the sky as he dispersed.
The Heroic Spirit Napoleon who Chaldea summoned has absolutely no memories or records of that time, however, he is observing the speech and conduct of Scathach-Skadi who, the same as him, materialized as a Servant...
Melee attacks through grappling. Regarding the one-handed transforming cannon used for his Noble Phantasm, when he's not carrying out sure-kill bombardments, it is usually changed into a form that is easy to carry. It is also used as an armament for hand-to-hand combat.
"You're saying I'm taller than when I was alive? Hee~, is that so?" When summoned as a Rider, his height decreases.
The figure he admires. It seems like he encountered the phantom of the great king when he entered the great pyramid.
He has his thoughts about the violence and tragedy that struck her, Louis XVI and their children. However, since he wasn't involved with the French central during then, there is nothing he can say...feeling so, he's becoming tongue-tied.
A person towards whom he feels reverence.
King of the Cavern
Napoleon is the reason behind his incarceration. And then, he didn't save him. In that case, Napoleon assumes he would definitely be a subject of his hatred, however...
For Napoleon who liked the "Illiad", they are legendary heroes and subjects of his admiration. He would like to get their autographs.
Archer of Shinjuku
"How did it go again? The what of crime?"
The materialized Napoleon is quietly listening to her reminiscence.
Comment from the Illustrator
I have been contacted about a dandy and coolly heroic Napoleon. At first, the cannon's size was less than half of the current one's, but, saying "Let's make the cannon transform, to emphasize the silhouette even more!", it turned into this. By the way, it was Takeuchi-san who removed the buttons on his chest in the first ascension, but seeing everyone's reactions, I think it was a wonderful decision after all. Not showing off his muscles would be a waste, right! (Ryota-H)
 Idol, as in an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship, not the celebrity kind.
(Lib will add after publish)