|“||You mean nothing to me. Whether you live or die here is utterly inconsequential. Understand? I'm not overlooking you. You weren't worthy of my attention in the first place!||„|
|~ "Solomon" gloating during his battle at Londinium|
Grand Caster (グランドキャスター, Gurando Kyasutā) is the mastermind behind the initial seven singularities that the Grand Orders sought to prevent. His true name is ostensibly Solomon (ソロモン, Soromon), the King of Magic (魔術王, Majutsu Ō), but in truth, it is just his corpse, possessed by Goetia (ゲーティア, Gētia), the aggregate of Solomon's seventy-two Demon Gods, and the King of Demon Gods (魔神王, Majin-ō). He was created as the Human Order Correction Ritual, to oversee and protect humanity after Solomon's death, but it became a curse following Solomon's death, raging over his relationship with humans, and becoming the Human Order Incineration Ritual.
Goetia in itself is a magecraft - and not just any magecraft, but the foundation of modern magecraft itself. It is the first Beast-class Servant, Beast I (ビーストⅠ, Bīsuto I), the Beast of Pity. As an almighty, immortal being that far surpassed even Solomon, it could not understand humanity, and looked down upon them due to their mortality. It planned to scatter the seventy-two Demon Gods across a period of three thousand years so that it could eradicate humanity and use it as fuel to reverse time to the beginning of the Earth so that it could recreate the planet without the concept of death.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-A with magecraft and Demon Gods. At least High 6-A, possibly higher with Ars Almadel Salomonis, at least 5-B after gathering energy with Ars Almadel Salomonis | At least 5-A | Unknown
Name: Grand Caster, "Solomon" | Goetia, Beast I, Human Order Incineration Ritual
Origin: Fate/Grand Order
Age: 3,000 years old
Classification: King of Demon Gods, Beast of Pity
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magecraft, Forcefield Creation, Energy Manipulation, Curse Manipulation (Cursed the bloodlines of 72 magus families to transform into Demon Gods after a set amount of time, even drawing him is enough to be automatically cursed), Elemental Manipulation, Necromancy, Matter Manipulation, Illusion Creation, and Spatial Manipulation due to being the foundation of modern magecraft itself, Mind and Soul Manipulation (His gaze itself tears out the mind and soul of anyone who looks directly into his eyes, sends them to Purgatory, and leaves them rot there, and though it is less effective against Spiritual Beings like Servants, it still makes them drown in their flaws. All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy, and Baal was able to fuse Heroic Spirits and Phantoms), Precognition and Clairvoyance (He sees through the past, present, and future all at once), Power Nullification and Power Mimicry with Solomon’s Ten Rings (Can negate any magecraft used by humans and then use it for himself), Pocket Reality Manipulation with Ars Paulina (Can create a Reality Marble outside of space and time where death has no meaning), Summoning (Can summon himself from the Throne of Heroes, and can summon and control the 72 Demon God Pillars from the past, present, and even the future), Possession (Possessed Solomon's corpse after his death. Demon Gods can lie dormant in magi bloodlines and become active after a set amount of time), Shapeshifting (Demon Gods can shapeshift from their host body into their true form, shapeshift back, and Baal disguised himself as Moriarty), Reality Warping (Phenex, one of the Demon Gods, was able to amplify Scheherazade's Noble Phantasm, allowing it to make fiction into reality and create the Agartha Singularity), Resurrection (Can resurrect himself, Phenex can resurrect itself after being killed, allowing it to persist after Goetia's death and the destruction of most of the other Demon Gods), Time Manipulation (After collecting enough energy with Ars Almadel Salomonis, he can reverse time on a planetary scale to rebuild the Earth with new concepts, and he should be able to manipulate time regardless, as lesser magi can do so with magecraft descended from his own system), Time Travel (Appears to the heroes at various points throughout history and can freely travel through time, can destroy the Earth’s surface in the past, present, and future simultaneously), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (At least Mid; Flauros reappeared for the final battle in Salomonis despite being cut in half by Altera, and each Demon God is able to continuously regenerate after being defeated), Acausality (Due to his Independent Manifestation skill, Goetia cannot be affected by time paradoxes), Immunity to Conventional Weapons (As a spiritual being and a divine mystery in and of itself, Goetia cannot be harmed by modern-day weapons such as guns and bombs if they do not possess a magical or otherwise supernatural component), Resistance to Magic (All magi have basic resistance to magical effects, including effects such as Petrification, Spatial Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation) and Death Manipulation (Due to his Independent Manifestation skill, Goetia is virtually immune to instant death unless the concept of death is forced upon him)
Attack Potency: At least Mountain level with magecraft (His casual spells can kill most Servants, including those with A-rank Magic Resistance and those with A-rank Endurance, as the King of Magic he should be far superior to the likes of Medea and Semiramis) and Demon Gods (Singular Demon Gods can take on teams of Servants on their own, surpassing them in power, and can be manifested through strong Servants such as Cú Alter). At least Multi-Continent level, possibly higher with Ars Almadel Salomonis (Its power is equivalent to a million Excaliburs, and it lays waste to the surface of the planet in the past, present, and future all at once, and it can be focused into a single point that can pierce the entire planet. The Noble Phantasm itself is the size of North America, and is visible from nearly everywhere on the planet). At least Planet level after gathering energy with Ars Almadel Salomonis (After converting the entire human race into energy with Ars Almadel Salomonis, an energy that surpasses that of the World's genesis, he can reverse time on a planetary scale and recreate the planet with entirely new concepts). | At least Large Planet level (Should be comparable in might to Beast II, and fought the heroes after they defeated her, easily overwhelming them) | Unknown (Even though he was gravely weakened and near-death, he still puts up an incredible fight, before being weakened even further, to the point that the protagonist, an otherwise unremarkable magus, defeats him in hand-to-hand combat).
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Can keep up with entire teams of Servants with ease) | Massively FTL+ (Should be comparable to Tiamat, who kept up with Gilgamesh and Enkidu at their best) | Massively Hypersonic (Can keep up with Servants despite his near-death state)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown (As a magus, he never fights in melee combat and has E-rank Strength) | At least Large Planet Class | Unknown
Durability: Unknown (He has E-rank Endurance, but has never been harmed himself, as his Demon Gods are always protecting him), at least Mountain level with Demon Gods (Demon Gods can fight and take hits from groups of Servants) | At least Large Planet level | Unknown
Stamina: High. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping. Even after being gravely weakened and nearly killed by Ars Nova and his ensuing fight with Chaldea's Servants, Goetia was still able to put up a formidable fight.
Range: At least Kilometers with magecraft and Demon Gods, Planetary with Ars Almadel Salomonis (Though it can destroy the Earth's surface at all points in time)
Standard Equipment: Solomon's Ten Rings.
Intelligence: As the King of Magic, Solomon is without a doubt the most powerful magus to have ever existed, with all forms of magecraft performed by humans being mere toys for him to use at his whim. Due to his Clairvoyance, he is able to see through the past, present, and future simultaneously, while his Revelation skill will always guide him to the optimum course of action. His prowess is such that he considers all others, even the King of Heroes, Gilgamesh, to be beneath him as he summoned himself as a Grand Servant that is far above other Heroic Spirits. Unlike the actual Solomon, Goetia is truly relentless and determined, and thus won't fumble his incantations out of anxiety and thus easily deals with most Servants with complete and utter ease. However, this power has made Goetia arrogant, as it cannot truly empathize with humanity and its wishes, thus constantly looking down upon humanity and its imminent mortality.
Weaknesses: Solomon is incredibly arrogant and tends to gloat and monologue to his foes. His control over magecraft will weaken should even one of his rings be lost. He requires a great deal of preparation time to recreate Earth as he desires. Goetia is the Beast representing Pity and will thus mirror whomever he's confronting, becoming aggressive in the face of aggression and being calm and sympathetic in the face of gentleness.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
|“||My feat! My ideal! Know the true purpose of my birth! This planet will be reborn! All life will become the past! Sing your praises. My name is Goetia! Human Order Incineration Ritual, King of Demon Gods, Goetia!||„|
|~ Goetia using Ars Almadel Salomonis|
Ars Almadel Salomonis: The Time of Birth has Come, He is the One who Masters All: Solomon's third Noble Phantasm, and the Noble Phantasm most used by Goetia. It is the "|" of Original Sin, appearing at first as a massive ring of light the size of North America that encircles the planet. It fires hundreds of millions of lines of light, possessing power equal to a million Excaliburs, and travels through time to destroy the surface of the planet in the past, present, and future all at once, eradicating humanity at all points in time. Nothing on Earth surpasses its heat, and it can be focused into a single point and fired as an Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm with enough power to pierce through the entire planet with a hole the size of North America via the heat it produces alone.
However, its true application is in the energy it gathers by incinerating humanity, which it mostly uses to fuel itself. By destroying humanity across 3,000 years, Goetia can gather an amount of energy that surpasses the creation of Earth itself and can use it reverse time on a planetary scale to recreate the planet as he pleases, with entirely new concepts. Such a feat is close to True Magic.
Ars Paulina: The Time of Crowning has Come, He is the One Who Begins All: Solomon's second Noble Phantasm, and his Reality Marble. It is a workshop that exists outside of the universe, outside of space and time, in the sea of imaginary numbers. It is powered by Solomon's own Magic Circuits, and death in this space does not count, allowing him to resurrect those who die within it.
Ars Nova: Light Band Convergence Ring: The only Noble Phantasm Goetia has to himself, hypothesized in place of the true Ars Nova used by Solomon. Instead of its original, intended use, he uses it to activate the calculations needed to return the Earth to its genesis and recreate it as he pleases.
Item Construction: A skill which measures one's ability to manufacture magical items.
Territory Creation: A skill which quantifies one's ability to create a territory advantageous to them as a magus. While this skill is unranked for Goetia, he is able to create a temple outside of time itself.
Clairvoyance: A skill reflecting exceptional eyesight that supplements the use of ranged weapons at long distances. Solomon's EX-rank Clairvoyance allows him to see through the past, present, and future all at once, and because this is a skill of the body and not the soul, Goetia can utilize it.
Independent Manifestation: A skill of the Beast class that allows for unrestricted manifestation across space and time without the need for a Master to provide magical energy. As a "confirmed existence", Goetia's A-rank renders him immune to time paradoxes and highly resistant to the imposition of instant death.
Revelation: Being able to hear the voice of the Heavens, which guides the user to make the optimal choice in pursuit of any goals. Solomon only received a single Revelation in his life, resulting in foundation of magecraft so that all could use it, not just those who stood on the level of legends. As it is a skill of the soul and not the body, Goetia, who is merely piloting Solomon's empty corpse, cannot use it.
Solomon's Ring: Ten rings given to Solomon by God. As long as he has all ten, Solomon can negate and control any magecraft performed by mankind. As he possesses Solomon's body, he is able to use these ten rings himself, but cannot do so in the events of the story, as he does not possess the final ring.
Summoning: A magecraft that allows for the summoning of spiritual bodies from the past, present, and possibly even the future. While Goetia cannot summon Heroic Spirits or normal familiars, he can freely summon the 72 demons that acted as Solomon's familiars and became the Beast Goetia, as if projecting Solomon's inner demons onto the World. These seventy two demons are the Demon God Pillars of the Ars Goetia, and each one is powerful enough to match entire teams of Servants.
After Solomon's death, Goetia placed a curse on the Magic Crests of seventy-two magi bloodlines, which would ultimately cause the bearer of the Crest to be suddenly taken over by one of the Demon Gods after a set amount of time had passed, allowing his Servants to appear over the course of the next three thousand years so that he could enact his plan. All seventy-two Demon Gods reappear in the final singularity, forming separate bases administered by nine pillars, with Goetia acting as the Control Center.
The Demon Gods and their bases are as follows.
- Arsenal: Focalor, Furfur, Halphas, Malphas, Marchosias, Phenex, Raum, Stolas, Vepar
- Phenex: One of the Demon Gods to survive Ars Nova and Goetia's death, which it accomplished through resurrecting itself after its death, similarly to the Phoenix. It is responsible for the Agartha singularity, having cooperated with Scheherazade and amplifying her Reality Marble to allow it to bring fiction into reality on a much greater scale.
- Blast Furnace: Aim, Bathin, Botis, Ipos, Morax, Naberius, Purson, Saleos, Zepar
- Control Tower: Barbatos, Beleth, Buer, Caim, Eligos, Gusion, Leraje, Paimon, Sitri
- Disposal Chute: Amy, Andromalius, Belial, Dantalion, Decarabia, Gremory, Murmur, Ose, Seere
- Health Office: Balam, Bifrons, Crocell, Furcas, Haagenti, Sabnock, Shax, Uvall, Vine
- Intelligence Room: Amdusias, Andras, Andrealphus, Flauros, Kimaris, Orias, Valac, Vapula, Zagan
- Observatory: Asmodeus, Astaroth, Berith, Bune, Foras, Forneus, Gaap, Glasya-Labolas, Ronove
- Spy Satellite: Aamon, Agares, Allocer, Baal, Gamigin, Malephar, Marbas, Orobas, Vassago
Key: Grand Caster | Beast I - Goetia | King of Humans