There cannot be life without death, and it is because there is death that there can be life. The eternity thou claims is not progress but slumber.
|~ King Hassan inflicting the concept of death upon Beast II|
Grand Assassin (グランドアサシン, Gurando Asashin) is the Grand Assassin-class Servant that appears in the sixth and seventh singularity, Camelot and Babylonia respectively. However, during the battle with Beast II, he threw away his title as Grand Assassin and reduced his saint graph to that of a regular servant.
Grand Assassin's True Name is Hassan-i-Sabbah (ハサン・サッバーハ, Hasan Sabbāha), founder of the Hashashin sect and the original as well as the last Old Man of the Mountain (山の翁, Yama no Okina). He is the Hassan of Hassans, when they fester, fall into depravity, or walk the wrong path he appears to end their life. He is nicknamed King Hassan (キングハサン, Kingu Hassan) by the protagonist to distinguish him from the other Hassan-i-Sabbah, who were summoned into the same period as him. During Babylon he disguised himself as Ziusudra (ジウスドゥラ, Jiusudura), more commonly known by his Sumerian name Utnapishtim, the wise king of the Sumerian city state of Shuruppak who survived a flood sent by Enlil to drown every living thing on Earth.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A | At least 7-A, likely much higher
Name: Grand Assassin / Assassin. King Hassan, Hassan-i-Sabbah, Old Man of the Mountain, Azrael
Origin: Fate/Grand Order
Classification: Heroic Spirit, Assassin-class Servant, Founder of the Hashshashin Sect and the Hassan-i-Sabbah | Grand Assassin-Class Servant, Heroic Spirit
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Teleportation, Fire Manipulation (Can emit blue flames with his strikes. Can cause eruptions of blue flames with a stare), Weather Manipulation (Can create and control sandstorms), Invisibility (Is nearly impossible to detect until he attacks), Master Swordsman (On par with, if not superior to, any of the Knights of the Round Table), Soul Manipulation (all Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), Death Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation, and Fate Manipulation via Azrael and other abilities (Can instantly bring the time of the target's death to the present by "killing" their fate which removes the reason for his foes' existence from the flow of time. Can "kill" abstract concepts like long-distance communication and insert the concept of death into those who have none), Resistance to Magical Attacks and Soul Manipulation (His Magic Resistance nullifies or sharply reduces the effectiveness of most spells of any kind, including Petrification, Spatial Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation, his Protection of the Faith skill grants him "absoluteness of body and soul"), Can nullify his foes' immunity to instant death, Resistance to Death Manipulation (At the Boundary grants him resistance to instant death), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons, Regeneration (Mid-Low; all Servants have regenerative capabilities), Can continue fighting with lethal injuries
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Despite losing his rank as a Grand Servant, Hassan is still considered to be monstrously powerful among Servants and can still clash with any member of the Knights of the Round, such as Lancelot), Azrael and his other abilities ignores conventional durability | At least Mountain level, likely much higher (Casually stopped an attack from Gawain with his cape even though Gawain had received the Lion King's blessing and had his Numeral of the Saint active, easily warded off Ozymandias' attempts to attack him despite the latter being completely serious, Grand Servants are outright stated to be on a scale surpassing any normal Servant)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to any member of the Knights of the Round) | At least Massively Hypersonic (Should be several times more powerful and swift as a Grand Servant)
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman (Even the weakest Servants are stronger than the finest athletes)
Striking Strength: Mountain Class | At least Mountain Class, likely higher
Durability: Mountain level (Has A-Rank Endurance, making him comparable to Heracles) | At least Mountain level, likely much higher (Is several times more powerful as a Grand Servant, easily warded off Ozymandias' attempts to attack him despite the latter being completely serious. Deflected a full powered strike from Gawain with a simple swing of his cape despite the fact that Gawain's Numeral of the Saint was active. Hassan even claimed that the strike wouldn't even disturb him while sleeping), Immune to conventional weaponry of any kind
Stamina: Very high. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping, King Hassan can keep fighting even with lethal injuries.
Range: Extended melee range with his sword, Unknown with Teleportation and Azrael
Standard Equipment: His sword and armor
Intelligence: As the original Hassan-i-Sabbah, King Hassan is undoubtedly a master of assassination, with his teachings being passed down to each figure to take up his name for hundreds of years. His skill in the art of killing gave him the nickname of "Azrael" the angel of death. It's said that no matter how strong or weak a person is, once they encounter him they will know that their fate is at an end. Despite his class's tendency to avoid direct combat, King Hassan is a master swordsman on par with any of the Knights of the Round Table, allowing him to take the fight directly to those he cannot simply cut down. While rigid in his code of conduct and unshakeable faith, he is a reasonable figure, acquiescing to the Cursed Arm Hassan's requests after the latter offered his life in exchange and later let his successor go free after the Assassin's cursed arm was destroyed. He was also the renowned and respected leader of an entire Islamic sect and commanded legions of followers who obeyed his every command, with all in the Hashashin's grasp knowing that the appearance of the skulled swordsman meant certain death.
Weaknesses: King Hassan is cursed so that he is instantly revealed at the moment he begins his attack. King Hassan only kills his opponent if the Evening Bell tolls. King Hassan can only insert the concept of death into something by reducing his saint graph to the level of a normal servant.
Unnamed Ability: King Hassan possesses an unnamed ability similar to the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception that lets him kill abstract concepts such as an unspoken contract between goddesses and long-distance communications. King Hassan uses it to instantly bring his target to their time of death by "killing" their fate, thereby removing the very reason for their continual existence from time. However, he will only do so once God has commanded him to do so or, in his words, when the Evening Bell tolls.
|“||Hearken... the Evening Bell hath tolled thy name. The feathers prophesied thy death. The bell's toll severs thy neck! Azrael!||„|
|~ King Hassan using his Noble Phantasm|
Azrael: Angel of Death: King Hassan's greatsword, it's dyed in his absolute faith as a man who has walked at the boundary of the Shadows of the Valley of Death. It has the ability to terminate the life of any being it cuts, no matter how minor the wound may be. However, the chance of this happening is slim.
Presence Concealment: The ability to hide one's presence as a Servant. Although his assassination technique and ability to conceal his presence is virtually flawless, his incredible power, skill as a swordsman, and a curse inflicted on him long ago make it so that his victims would discover his presence the moment he makes his attack, lowering this skill to A-Rank when compared to the A+ Rank of his successors.
Magic Resistance: An innate ability that grants protection against magical effects. Unlike the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. King Hassan's B-Rank Magic Resistance cancels spells with a chant below three verses. Even if targeted by High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals, it is difficult for him to be affected.
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. King Hassan's B-rank in this skill lets him remain in the world for two days without a master assuming he tries to conserve as much magical energy as possible.
At the Boundary: King Hassan's unique Class Skill. Having becoming so familiar with Death to the point of being one with it, he has gained an incredible resistance to instant death effects as well as charming and mind manipulation effects.
Battle Continuation: A skill that reflects one's exceptional vitality and endurance, allowing the user to fight on despite grievous wounds and escape safely even when defeated. King Hassan has an EX Rank in this skill giving him the ability to keep fighting even with lethal injuries.
Protection of the Faith: A form of divine protection which preserves the "absoluteness of one's body and soul" rendering Hassan practically immune to mental interference of any kind as well as giving him resistance to attacks to his soul. It's only available to those who have sacrificed themselves for a religious view. Despite being a form of divine protection, it is not a blessing from a higher existence.
Evening Bell: Having become synonymous with the rites of passing and the coming of death, Hassan is able to "grant salvation" in place of God to those who have "lost sight of their mortality", allowing him to bypass his foes' resistance to instant death.
Key: Normal Servant | Grand Assassin