|“||Not for naught am I known as the world's oldest poisoner... Are you truly certain that you can wield Queen Semiramis?||„|
|~ Semiramis first words to Shirou|
Assassin of Red (“赤”のアサシン, "Aka" no Asashin) is the Assassin-class Servant of the Red Faction in the Great Holy Grail War, summoned by Shirou Kotomine. Her true name is Semiramis (セミラミス, Semiramisu), the Wise Queen of Assyria (アッシリアの賢女王, Asshiria no Ken-Joō). Born from the mermaid goddess Derketo and left on the shore to die, she was wrapped in the wings of a dove until she was found by a shepherd, Simmas, who raised and educated her until she married Onnes, an old general. However, she was taken away from him and forced to marry the king, Ninus, who fell in love with her due to her beauty. A few days after the marriage, she poisoned and killed him, the first recorded poisoning, and went on to reign over Assyria as its queen for decades.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, higher with Bašmu
Name: Assassin of Red, Semiramis, Wise Queen of Assyria
Classification: Assassin-class Servant, Heroic Spirit
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight with the Hanging Gardens, Magecraft, Energy Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Poison Manipulation (Sikera Ušum allows her to poison her surroundings, even the air and magical energy, along with her attacks, and she can change the composition of this poison as she pleases), Chain Manipulation (Can make chains out of her poison and use them as weapons), Summoning (She can create large quantities of Dragon Tooth Warriors and can summon Phantasmal Species related to poison), Invisibility with Presence Concealment, 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: Mountain level in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (She can overwhelm Astolfo's A-rank Magic Resistance with her EX-rank Magecraft, and can cast spells with power comparable to Anti-Army Noble Phantasms), higher with Bašmu (It's a Divine Beast, making it superior to Pegasus). Ignores conventional durability with Sikera Ušum (Poisons her surroundings, even the air and magical energy, along with all her attacks)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to other Servants)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Unknown, Mountain level with Sacred Fish Scales (Withstood a attack from a semi-serious Achilles, but the scales were shattered and Semiramis was lightly wounded as a result), higher with Bašmu
Stamina: High. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping.
Range: Kilometers with the Hanging Garden of Babylon and magecraft
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable.
Intelligence: Known as mankind's oldest poisoner and the Wise Queen of Assyria, Semiramis is incredibly perspective and manipulative. She managed to take over Assyria with her numerous skills and beauty, and reigned there for decades due to her exceptional abilities as a queen. Responsible for the oldest case of murder by poisoning recorded in legends, Semiramis possesses great skill with the use of poison. She is skilled enough to poison numerous top-class magi sent by the Mage's association without any of them noticing, and can use it to battle against the likes of Mordred, one of the famed Knights of the Round Table. She also possess great skill in magecraft, being able to set multiple magical traps as well using EX rank spells when within the Hanging Gardens.
Weaknesses: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon cannot be manifested from magical energy and requires worldly materials and time to prepare, taking an at least three-day long ritual. Semiramis is also much less powerful outside of it. When rushed, she cannot summon her monsters at full power, only summoning part of their body.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Aerial Garden of Vanity: Semiramis' garden, an EX-rank Anti-World Noble Phantasm used as a flying fortress by the Red Faction. Its immense size allows it to carry thousands of soldiers, and it functions similarly to a Bounded Field. Semiramis controls it from the throne room, using a large jewel on her throne's armrest to activate it. It cannot be manifested through magical energy, unlike most Noble Phantasms, instead requiring worldly time and materials. It takes at least three days to gather all the materials needed for its construction, which are expensive enough to rival the cost of a small country, needing dirt, stone, minerals, plants, and water from the region where Semiramis lived, along with a three-day chant. This is because Semiramis did not possess or create it in life, but gained it through the misconceptions of the people of the world.
It is not so much a garden or a fortress as it is a weapon. Its activation brings other Servants to awe, even the normally stoic Karna. Although it is similar to a Temple manifested through Territory Creation, it far surpasses them and is meant to be used offensively, moving slowly towards an opponent while Semiramis defends it with legions of Dragon Wing Warriors and her magecraft. While Semiramis is weak normally, within the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, she is at her strongest, with all her parameters being boosted significantly due to her fame being at its highest. She can utilize EX-ranked magecraft that reaches the level of True Magic, and she can easily create thousands of Dragon Tooth Warriors.
Sikera Ušum: Arrogant King's Alcohol: The manifestation of the first recorded poisoning, the death of Semiramis' husband. With the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, she can only use this within its throne room, though if she were summoned without it and without Double Summon, it would be her main Noble Phantasm. Its activation poisons Semiramis' surroundings, even the air and magical energy, along with all her magecraft. Servants with Poison Resistance or anecdotes of resisting poisons would be able to resist its effects, but the poison is effective enough to rank down their resistance. On the other hand, Servants who died to poisons take double the damage. Semiramis can use multiple types of poison and alter their composition, even being capable of replicating the lethal poison of the Hydra. She can also create sharp chains made of the poison. Within the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, she can summon creatures of the Phantasmal Species as long as they are related to poison, such as the Divine Beast Bašmu, one of the eleven demons birthed by Tiamat.
Item Construction: A skill which measures one's ability to manufacture magical items. Semiramis specializes in poisoning, so while she can make very powerful poisons, she cannot make anything else.
Presence Concealment: The ability to hide one's presence as a Servant. Semiramis' C+ rank proficiency in this skill renders her difficult to detect through normal and magical means, rendering it suitable for spying, but she must reveal herself to attack. However, this does not apply to poisoning others.
Territory Creation: A skill which quantifies one's ability to create a territory advantageous to them as a magus. Given the time and materials, Semiramis can create the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, superior to even a Temple, as represented by her Noble Phantasm.
Divinity: The measure of one's Divine blood, reflected in high ranks by the user becoming part Divine Spirit, though it decreases if the user dislikes the gods. It allows Semiramis to reduce "purge defense" in proportion to the rank of her Divinity, allowing her to break through defensive abilities such as Achilles' Andreas Amarantos. As the daughter of the fish-goddess Derketo and a mortal, Semiramis has C-rank Divinity.
Double Summon: A rare Personal Skill that allows a Servant to simultaneously possess the Class Skills of two different classes. Semiramis, while summoned as an Assassin, has the Class Skills and capabilities of her Caster self, as well, giving her access to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the full power of her magecraft.
Familiar (Doves): The use of dove as familiars, which Semiramis can direct with her thoughts alone. She can spread them throughout an area as large as a country to gather information, tracking down sources of magical energy.