|“||More dirty work... Fine. That’s how it always is.||„|
|~ Assassin upon being summoned|
Assassin (アサシン, Asashin) is one of the Servants of the Grand Orders. His true name is EMIYA (エミヤ, EMIYA), an assassin who killed for the greater good, incarnated as a Counter Guardian. Unlike his alternate self, he never met and fell in love with Irisviel von Einzbern, and so retained his heart of steel, causing his emotions to eventually wither away. He exists only as a hypothetical in the Grand Orders, and is summoned by the World to protect human history.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B
Name: Assassin, EMIYA
Origin: Fate/Grand Order
Age: Summoned in his 20's
Classification: Assassin-class Servant, Counter Guardian
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magecraft, Enhanced Senses, Expert Marksman, Invisibility with Presence Concealment, Time Manipulation (Can speed up or slow down his own time), his Origin Bullets and knives cause necrosis and permanent nerve damage and fry a magi's Magic Circuits, possesses supernatural luck that will save him in impossible situations but at the expense of others, Soul Manipulation (All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons, Regeneration (Mid-Low; all Servants have regenerative capabilities)
Attack Potency: At least City level (Despite his paltry D-rank strength, he's strong enough to compete with other Servants and he should thus be somewhat comparable to Archer), Ignores conventional durability with Phantasm Punishment and Origin Bullets (Against living beings, the attacks cause no visible wound or bleeding, instead causing necrosis and permanent nerve damage on impact, and are even more effective against those using magecraft, causing their magical energy to go out of control and fry their body and Circuits).
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Has A+ agility, the highest possible quantifiable rank for a Servant, and should thus be at least comparable to Saber), higher with Chronos Rose (Allows him to easily blitz any other Servant and makes him effectively invincible in anti-personnel combat).
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least City Class
Durability: At least City level
Stamina: High. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping.
Range: Standard Melee Range, Tens of Meters to Hundreds of Meters with firearms
Standard Equipment: Phantasm Punishment, grenades, a Calico M950, Walther WA2000 and the Thompson Contender.
Intelligence: EMIYA bears all of the knowledge he obtained during his time as the "Magus Killer" that he did in life. However, unlike his mainstream counterpart, he never met or started a family with Irisviel, allowing him to further spend his time refining his skills and making himself an even deadlier opponent. He is a pragmatist to the core who weighs lives of the many against the few and will not hesitate to defeat his opponents with various traps and through unsavory means if it means getting favorable results. In addition, he is able to use his Time Alter magecraft far more frequently than before due to his spiritual body, allowing him to easily blitz his targets before they can react.
Weaknesses: Despite his cold exterior, EMIYA still cares deeply for the innocent and will not conduct any actions that would harm the majority. He is reluctant to accept help from others, and has terrible luck when Affections of the Holy Grail isn't taking effect.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Chronos Rose: Pick Ye Rosebuds While Ye May: EMIYA's main Noble Phantasm, born from his unique Innate Time Control, which he applied on himself as opposed to on the world around him. It has been improved drastically to be used in combat, sublimated into a Noble Phantasm. He can use it as he did in life, chanting "Time Alter", followed by the degree of speed he wants to use. He can accelerate his own time to become drastically faster, making him effectively invincible in anti-personnel combat and allowing him to land a series of consecutive attacks on his opponents, or he can slow it. This slows his metabolism down so much that his body temperature drops to near room temperature, and his breathing and heartbeat become so slow that they cannot be detected. In life, this caused grave harm to his body due to the "incorrect" time pushing his body to his limits, but he can use it much more easily as a Servant due to possessing a spiritual body.
Phantasm Punishment: Mystery Bisection: EMIYA's dual Origins of Severing and Binding, sublimated into a Noble Phantasm in the form of the knives he used in hand-to-hand combat in life. He can also presumably apply the effects with the Thompson Contender. After releasing its True Name, Phantasm Punishment causes his attacks to actualize his Origins within his target to cripple them. They don't leave physical wounds, but the affected body part is lost to necrosis, causing permanent nerve damage that remains even if the wound heals on the surface. It is even more effective against magi, affecting them even if they block with barriers by travelling through to the source of their magical energy - their Magic Circuits. "Severing" causes the target's magical energy to ignore their pathways, violently flowing through their body and causing severe harm, while "Binding" binds together their Magic Circuits in a useless arrangement, making it impossible to stand anymore, let alone ever use magecraft again.
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. EMIYA's A-rank allows him to take action without a Master, though he needs a Master's backup in order to effectively use his Noble Phantasms. He can last for a week in the world without a Master.
Presence Concealment: The ability to hide one's presence as a Servant. EMIYA's A+ rank proficiency in this skill renders him virtually impossible to detect unless he decides to attack, upon which this skill's effect sharply drops. He presumably achieves this at least part with his Innate Time Control, slowing his body's biorhythms by a third of their original value to make him undetectable.
Affections of the Holy Grail: A skill that represents the fact that in another world, EMIYA is deeply loved by the one who becomes the Holy Grail. As a result, he gains a boost to his Luck when he is faced with incredible odds, allowing him to escape situations that would otherwise spell certain death. However, his comes at the expense of the happiness of everyone else around him. EMIYA is not aware of this skill, but he does occasionally hear the whispers of the Grail.
Magecraft: A skill that reflects one's knowledge on modern Magecraft and Thaumaturgy. A magus in life, EMIYA's B-rank is born from his unique applications of his complex Innate Time Control, and due to his notoriety as a "Magus Killer", it grants him bonuses when fighting against Casters.
Scapegoat: The accumulation of knowledge and techniques designed to help the user escape the battlefield in one piece.