Matou kariya
I'll never forgive you. You disgusting mages. I'll kill you! Zouken and you too!
~ Kariya before attempting to attack Tokiomi


Kariya Matou (間桐雁夜, Matō Kariya) is the Master of Berserker in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He is the first Matou in generations to be naturally capable of sorcery, but left the family in disgust with its methods and actions, causing the family's magical lineage to decline even further due to the lack of potential in his brother Byakuya and his nephew, Shinji. He returns to Fuyuki to participate in the Grail War in hopes of sparing Sakura from the fate of being infested with the Matou's worms.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 10-B physically, 9-C with Crest Worms

Name: Kariya Matou

Origin: Fate/Zero

Gender: Male

Age: Likely in his Early 30s

Classification: Master of Berserker, Matou Family Magus

Powers and Abilities: Limited Magic, Summoned Berserker and has almost complete control over him, Can control the Crest Worms inside of him to attack foes

Attack Potency: Human level physically (The Crest Worm treatment has left his body incredibly fragile and prone to injury, wear, and tear, but he is still strong enough to strangle someone), Street level with Crest Worms (His Blade Wing Worms can easily strip flesh from bone)

Speed: Below Average Human (He can only limp around due to the state of his body, and even then he's in constant pain)

Lifting Strength: Regular Human (Strangled Aoi to the point of brain damage)

Striking Strength: Human Class normally, Street Class with Crest Worms

Durability: Human level (His body is constantly breaking down due to the Matou Crest Worms, even moving causes him pain, but he manages to survive getting burned alive with the help of Kirei Kotomine)

Stamina: Low (His body is on the verge of shutting down due to his Crest Worms, but he possesses an incredible drive to save Sakura, allowing him to control Berserker and move around somewhat)

Range: Standard melee range normally, several dozen meters with Crest Worms

Standard Equipment: The many Crest Worms implanted into his body, Berserker

Intelligence: Kariya lacks formal training in Magecraft due to his disgust with his family's practices. As a result, he was forced to get a Crest Worm implantation to make up for it, and even then he's only marginally stronger than Ryuunosuke Uryuu, making him one of the weakest Masters of the war. Nevertheless, he gets by with his incredible willpower, allowing him to dominate the normally uncontrollable Berserker and possesses an excellent aptitude for being a Master, allowing him to hold on for much longer than his condition would normally allow.

Weaknesses: His body is constantly breaking down from the inside as a result of his Crest Worm implantation, Is slowly driven insane over the course of the Fourth Holy Grail War

Notable Attacks/Techniques:


Kariya commanding the Blade Wing Worms to attack Tokiomi

Blade Wing Worms: The Crest Worms inside Kariya's body are able to evolve into carnivorous flying insects that Kariya can direct to tear apart his foes on command. They appear in large numbers and are fairly large, but are easily dispatched by attacks with a wide area of effect. In addition, they burst out of Kariya's body upon summoning, meaning that they damage his body further and encumber him with even more pain.


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