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Archer of Red (Atalanta)

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I won’t forgive you!! Ruler, I won’t forgive your deception-filled life! False holy maiden. I will never forgive you for having killed those children instead of saving them! If you’re going to steal the Holy Grail, come and get it. I, Atalanta, shall shoot you all down without leaving a single survivor.
~ Atalanta resolving to kill Jeanne

Summary

Archer of "Red" ("赤"のアーチャー, "Aka" no Āchā) is the Archer-class Servant of the Red Faction in the Great Holy Grail War. While she is originally summoned by Rottweil Berzinsky, she later becomes one of the Servants of Shirou Kotomine. She also appears in the Second and Fourth Singularities of the Grand Orders, Orleans and Okeanos. Her true name is Atalanta (アタランテ, Atarante), the Chaste Huntress (純潔の狩人, Junketsu no Karyūdo) of Greek Mythology. While she was born the princess of Arcadia, she was abandoned in the mountains immediately after birth, surviving only due to Artemis' divine protection. She was raised by a sacred bear of Artemis, and Atalanta thus devoted her life to her in worship and gratitude.

She is famous for three tales; joining Jason's Argonauts, slaying the Calydonian Boar, and the dispute over her marriage, which ended in her forcibly being married, breaking her vows. As punishment, it was said that she was transformed into a lion, and she retains the traits of a lion as a Servant in the form of her ears and tail.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-B, 7-A with Tauropolos, higher with Phoebus Catastrophe | At least 7-B, 7-A with her bow

Name: Archer of Red, Atalanta

Origin: Fate/Apocrypha

Age: Unknown

Gender: Female

Classification: Archer-class Servant, Heroic Spirit

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Archer, Enhanced Senses (Her sense of smell is far greater than that of other Servants, and she can track and fire upon other Servants from kilometers away during the night), Shapeshifting (Using the Calydonian Boar's pelt, she can transform into a "Monstrus Human", increasing her strength, speed, and durability, and in this state, can further change her body, such as by growing wings or fusing with her bow), Rage Power in Agrius Metamorphosis (Can rank up her strength at the cost of her sanity), Soul Manipulation (All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons, Resistance to Magic (Including effects such as Petrification, Spatial Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation), Regeneration (Mid-Low; all Servants have regenerative capabilities)

Attack Potency: At least City level (Should be comparable to other Servants, such as Archer), Mountain level with Tauropolos (When drawn to its limits, its power surpasses A-rank attacks, and it can pierce Siegfried's Armor of Fafnir and wound Karna when charged with magical energy), higher with Phoebus Catastrophe (When focused on a smaller area, it can nearly kill Servants like Spartacus) | At least City level (All her parameters save for Luck have increased, making her stronger than before), Mountain level with her bow (Stronger than before).

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (One of the swiftest Servants of the Great Holy Grail War, and even Jeanne struggles to keep up with her) | Massively Hypersonic (Faster than before).

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least City Class | At least City Class

Durability: At least City level (Took a kick from Spartacus, but would've been killed instantly had it fully connected) | At least City level

Stamina High. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping.

Range: Kilometers with Tauropolos (Her archery skill is comparable to Chiron's and should thus be at least comparable to Archer's).

Standard Equipment:

  • Taurpolos: Bow of Heaven: A bow gifted to her from Artemis, it's longer than she is tall and boasts extraordinary power. When drawn to its limits, its power surpasses A-rank attacks.

Intelligence: Atalanta is a peerless huntress skilled in, tracking, restraining wild beasts, camouflage and all other skills needed for a hunter. Her skill with a bow is said to tread into the realm of Gods, with her only peer being the model for Sagittarius, Chiron. She is able to strike targets in a dense forest from a extreme distance that they appear as moving dots during nighttime with perfect precision. During combat she is able to make quick decisions for the most efficient way to eliminate an enemy, such as quickly impairing their movements or disarming them before shooting their vital points for the kill.

Weaknesses: Atalanta refuses to fight or kill children. If she uses Agrius Metamorphosis, Phoebus Catastrophe will be sealed and she will lose her sanity and reason, which eventually results in her self-destruction.

Notable Attacks / Techniques:

Noble Phantasms

  • Phoebus Catastrophe focused in a small area
  • Atalanta using Phoebus Catastrophe in Fate/Grand Order
With my bow and arrows, I respectfully ask for the divine protection of the sun god Apollo and the moon goddess Artemis. I offer thee this calamity — Phoebus Catastrophe!
~ Atalanta utilizing Phoebus Catastrophe

Phoebus Catastrophe: Complaint Message on the Arrow: A "complaint letter" requesting for divine protection, sent to the moon goddess Artemis and the sun god Apollo, fired into the sky as two arrows. After the two arrows pierce the clouds, a faint light slowly fills the sky and calls upon a torrential rain of arrows upon her enemy. A single arrow can easily pierce Avicebron's golems, but Servants have the strength and speed to deflect or dodge; while their individual damage is low, their true power comes in their sheer numbers. However, Atalanta can limit her range to focus it onto a single enemy, vastly increasing its strength. When utilized like this, it is capable of easily reducing even Servants as strong and durable as Spartacus to a near-death state.

Agrius Metamorphosis: Boar of Divine Punishment: The pelt of the Calydonian Boar, a Monstrous Beast that Artemis released upon the Earth, and that was killed by Atalanta. After killing it, she took its pelt as a spoil of war, leading to a period of great discord. The pelt is a cursed Noble Phantasm that grants the power of the long-dead Calydonian Boar to whoever wears it, turning Atalanta into a "Monstrous Human". It seals her bow, Tauropolos, and all her parameters save for Luck increase. Atalanta also gains the equivalent of A-rank Mad Enhancement and Transformation, allowing her to transform the pelt into bird wings and fuse with her bow to fire arrows made from her own magical energy, but she loses most of her sanity in the process. It is essentially an act of self-destruction, and cannot be used in a regular Holy Grail War.

Class Skills

Independent Action: The ability to remain independent and exist in the world without the magical energy supplied by a Master, allowing the Servant to act autonomously and the Master to save their own magical energy for spells. Atalanta's A-rank Independent Action allows her to act even without a Master and stay in the world for up to a week without one. However, when it comes to the use of high-cost Noble Phantasms, backup from one's Master is necessary.

Magic Resistance: An innate ability that grants protection against magical effects. Unlike the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. Atalanta's D-rank Magic Resistance can only cancel Single-Action spells.

Personal Skills

Aesthetics of the Last Spurt: A skill derived from legends in which Atalanta always let her opponents run ahead of her in footraces, and yet always won. By allowing her opponent to take the first move, Atalanta can analyze their options and pass them by swiftly.

Calydonian Hunt: A skill whose canon effects are currently unknown.

Crossing Arcadia: A skill that allows for high-speed movement across a battlefield by rapidly jumping over any obstacles, including opponents.

Key: Base | Agrius Metamorphosis

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