|“||That's not good, from a Buddhist perspective. Death should be peaceful, because even after you die, your training continues. We must try to pass on without holding onto too much resentment in our hearts.||„|
Caster (キャスター, Kyasutā) is the Caster-class Servant that appears in the Sixth Singularity, Camelot.
Caster's True Name is Xuanzang Sanzang (玄奘三藏, Genjō Sanzō) a Buddhist priest from the Tang dynasty during the 7th century AD. She travelled through the Silk Road in search of the original Buddhist scriptures, until she eventually reached India from central Asia and brought back over 367 sutras to China, and becoming the founder of the Faxiang Buddhist sect in the process.
She is also a key character in the Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. The novel depicts Xuangzang retrieving the sutras under the command of Guanyin. Together with her disciples, the white dragon horse, Yu Long, the Great Sage Equal to Heaven, Sun Wukong, the Marshal Canopy Zhu Bajie and the Curtain-Lifting General Sha Wujing.
It has been said that she originally existed in the heavens as Jin Chanzi (金蝉子, Konzenshi), the disciple of Shakyamuni, but fell into secular life as a result of "a certain matter". Her status led to many monsters obstructing her path during the journey. Despite that she never lost heart and eventually upon completed her quest and ascended as the Buddha of Sandalwood Merit.
She would originally not be summon-able, due to her Prophecy of Future Enlightenment and ascension as a Buddha. Even with Chaldea's summoning system, materializing and successfully summoning her is only possible due to the Incineration of the Human Order by "Grand Caster".
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, 7-A with Wu Xing Shan, higher with Suicide Attack
Name: Caster, Xuanzang Sanzang, Genjou Sanzou
Origin: Fate/Grand Order
Classification: Caster-class Servant, Divine Spirit, Buddha
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Hand-to-Hand Combtant and Staff Wielder, Magecraft, minor Mind Manipulation (Can seduce most targets into coming after her through her sheer beauty), Holy Manipulation (Can exorcise spirits and demons with sutras). Healing, Resistance to Magic, Mind Manipulation, Status Effect Inducement, Petrification and Spatial Manipulation with Prophecy of Future Enlightenment (Is capable of repelling most magical and physical attacks including mental interference, status effects such as petrification, the lock down of space around her, and other effects. Also gains a recovery ability around her), Intangibility and Invisibility, (All Servants can enter Spirit Form, in which they're completely intangible and difficult to detect, but cannot attack in this form or use it in combat), Soul Manipulation (all Servants can absorb souls to replenish their magical energy)
Attack Potency: At least City level (Should be comparable to other combat-ready Servants at this level). Mountain level with Wu Xing Shan (Is rated as a B Rank Anti-Army/Anti Fortress Noble Phantasm, which would make it comparable to Archer's broken phantasms), higher as a Suicide Attack (Blew a giant hole through Camelot's main gates, which would require attacks as strong as Switch On - Airgetlám to destroy)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to other Servants), higher travel speed when riding clouds
Striking Strength: At least City Class
Durability: At least City level
Stamina: Very high
Range: Human melee range normally, Extended melee range with her rake and monk's spade, likely at least Several kilometers with the Ruyi Jingu
Standard Equipment: Her staff, her students weapons, which includes Sun Wukong's Ruyi Jingu Bang, Zhu Bajie's Nine-toothed Rake, and Sha Wujing's Monk's Spade
Intelligence: Despite being a Caster-class Servant, Xuanzhang has a preference for melee combat, fearlessly leaping into the fray with her bare fists and staff while utilizing hand to hand combat techniques taught to her by her Master, Shakayumi. She is also able to unknowingly uses her disciples weapons and techniques with incredible proficiency. In addition, she has an exceptional memory, being able to recite over three-hundred and sixty-five sutras by heart in order to use them in battle as spells suitable for her class. However, she herself acknowledges that she is rather air-headed and accident prone, which was part of the reason for having various body guards during her journey to the west.
Weaknesses: Xuanzhang is rather air-headed and accident prone. Her charms can attract unwanted attention from friend and foe alike. She can only ride clouds in straight lines and for short bursts.
|“||Allow me to show you the fist of the heavens! Haaaa! Wu Xing Shan: Shijia Rulai Zhang!||„|
|~ Xuanzang using Wu Xing Shan|
Wu Xing Shan: Shijia Rulai Zhang (Five Elements Mountain: Shaka Nyorai Palm):Is the Noble Phantasm of Xuanzang Sanzang. Borrowing a small portion of Shakyamuni's power, the venerable buddha and her mentor (of a previous existence) that resides in heavens. It summons the “edge of the world” that Sun Wukong once reached, that is, the very palm of Shakyamuni. It falls down from the skies and chastises the antagonists that shows contempt for Buddhism.
Prophecy of Future Enlightenment: Buddha of Sandalwood Merit: A special Noble Phantasm with a unique classification. It's the emobodiement of "Xuanzang Sanzang as a kind of Buddha in the future" that appears in the final stage of "Journey to the West"; in other words, a Noble Phantasm derived from her form as the Buddha of Sandalwood Merit. Upon activation Xuanzang is wrapped in an circle of light, and she temporarily attains a limited Buddha form. Although her offensive ability does not improve much, she gains the ability to repel most attacks, including mental interferences, abnormal status attacks, and on top of that, apply a large recovery ability continuously around her own position. However, after using this, her entire Saint Graph will be destroyed and Xuanzang will disappear.
Territory Creation: A skill which quantifies one's ability to create a territory advantageous to them as a magus. Due to her high rank, she is able to create a temple which is superior to a magus workshop. Due to her different school of magecraft, the territory created by Xuanzang Sanzang is not designated as a workshop, and it excels in being able to utilize its power immediately upon it's creation, her to set it up as a powerful bounded field.
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 Xuangzang to reduce "purge defense" in proportion to the rank of her Divinity, allowing her to break through defensive abilities such as Achilles' Andreas Amarantos. Xuanzang Sanzang, who is destined to eventually reach Buddhahood, is given a D-rank in this skill.
High Speed Sutra Chanting: A skill that reflects one's capacity to recite incantations for Sutras at a incredible speed. With her high rank she is able to finish powerful High-Thaumaturgy incantations at the speed of a Single-Action spell.
Bewitching Rosy Cheeks: A skill that natural beauty that greatly attracts demonic entities and evil spirits. The higher rank, the more likely one is going to drag those with demonic qualities. Additionally, if one has the Divinity Skill, it becomes even more likely for that one to be targeted.
Teachings of Tripitaka: Xuanzang Sanzang’s way of being, reflected as a Skill that shows the way a Tripitaka Master ought to be. The Buddhist scriptures were promoted to be the "treasury" of Sanzang’s; with this, the Buddhist scriptures took the name of the three branches of Buddhist sutras. It demonstrates a person having knowledge in the three branches of Buddhist sutras, or in other words, being a Tripitaka Master.