Understanding is something you gain by chance. It's kind of like walking alongside a road and tripping over a rock. Once you understand, it's nothing special.
~ Zelretch to Arcueid


Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg (キシュア・ゼルレッチ・シュバインオーグ, Kishua Zerurecchi Shubain'ōgu) is one of the few Magicians in the world, and the enigmatic user of the Second Magic, Kaleidoscope, allowing for the operation of parallel worlds. He holds the high rank of Wizard Marshal in the Mage's Association. In the past, he fought and defeated Crimson Moon using the Second Magic, but he burnt himself out in the process, becoming much weaker, and Crimson Moon turned him into a vampire. Now, as the Fourth of the Twenty-Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, he travels across parallel worlds while defending the countless possible futures.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 5-A, possibly 4-B | At least 7-A, likely higher. At least High 7-A, likely higher with Jeweled Sword Zelretch

Name: Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg. Kaleidoscope, Wizard Marshal Zelretch, Old Man Time, Zelretch of the Jewels, Old Man Kischur

Origin: Nasuverse

Age: Unknown; at least 800 years old

Gender: Male

Classification: Wizard Marshal, Magician of the Second, Fourth Dead Apostle Ancestor

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Forcefield Creation, Elemental Manipulation, Energy Projection, Curse Manipulation, Hypnosis, Clairvoyance (Can observe parallel worlds to see their events and possible outcomes), can travel through parallel worlds, can access magical energy from infinite parallel worlds to utilize an endless pool of magical energy, Pocket Reality Manipulation, Time Travel, Reality Warping, Time Manipulation and Spatial Manipulation with the Second Magic (Can rewrite the World and events across infinite parallel worlds as well as revise records of time and create spatial distortions), Immunity to Conventional Weapons (His high levels of Mystery as one of the strongest Dead Apostle Ancestors renders him immune to modern weapons that lack a supernatural component, such as bombs and guns), Resistance to Magic (All magi and Dead Apostle Ancestors have some degree of resistance to magical effects), Immortality (Types 1, 3, and 7), Regeneration (Works by reversing time. Mid normally, Low-High; under the full moon via scaling to Roa), Can exist as a disembodied soul.

Attack Potency: At least Large Planet level, possibly Solar System level (Stopped Crimson Moon's Moon Drop and defeated him in single combat, though it weakened him considerably and he only won because Crimson Moon did not understand Magic). | At least Mountain level, likely higher (Even in his weakened state, he is one of the strongest Dead Apostle Ancestors and should at least be comparable to lower ranking members such as Nrvnqsr Chaos and Merem Solomon). At least Large Mountain level, likely higher with Jeweled Sword Zelretch (The true Jeweled Sword Zelretch is much stronger than Rin's flawed replica, which emits a light comparable to Excalibur).

Speed: Unknown, likely at least Massively Hypersonic+ (Presumably kept up with Crimson Moon during their fight). | Massively Hypersonic (At least comparable to Servants, such as Saber).

Lifting Strength: Superhuman

Striking Strength: At least Large Planet Class, possibly Solar System Class | At least Mountain Class, likely higher

Durability: At least Large Planet level, possibly Solar System level | At least Mountain level, likely higher

Stamina: Very high. Can draw upon magical energy from endless parallel worlds, giving him an effectively unlimited pool of energy.

Range: At least Planetary. At least Multi-Universal with the Second Magic. | At least Hundreds of Meters. At least Multi-Universal with the Second Magic.

Standard Equipment:

  • The Jeweled Sword Zelretch: Zelretch's main weapon, a mystic code taking the form of a ritual dagger with a jeweled blade. It has alien knowledge from a far, far future, beyond the reach of modern humanity. Zelretch carries the original, and only those of his lineage can use it in any form. It is the tool he used to push back the mirror image of the moon, through a 'virtually limitless' Ether Cannon. The sword is capable of the Multi-Dimensional Refraction Phenomenon, allowing the user to draw in potentially infinite magical energy. The kaleidoscope-like jewel blade creates a small opening to the same area in another parallel world, though any further interference is impossible, and it draws in all of the magical energy from that space. Magical energy channeled into the blade can be fired off in a blinding stream of light. Also, as a jewel, the sword can also be detonated as a one-shot explosive.

Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius. As the Wizard Marshal famed as the pinnacle of magi and one of the only people able to use True Magic, he is an extraordinarily powerful and gifted Magus, creating Mystic Codes that are so complex that even with all of Archer's knowledge, Shirou couldn't comprehend or analyze it, comparing it to alien technology. He believed that it'd only be possible to replicate his Jeweled Sword generations from now. In addition, his attempts to teach others his magecraft usually ends as a disaster for them, as they usually become crippled or traumatized, further emphasizing the complexity of his magecraft. In combat, Zelretch uses the Second Magic and his own magecraft to devastating effect, defeating the King of Vampires, Crimson Moon in single combat and pushing back a mirror image of the moon. He is somewhat of a prankster and after his climactic battle with the Crimson Moon he generally tries not to take things seriously, using his time to travel through parallel worlds and creating strange Mystic Codes like the Kaleidosticks for a good laugh.

Weaknesses: Extensive use of the Second Magic at full power leaves him weakened and exhausted. | Can't utilize the Second Magic to the same extent as in the past, and doesn't take most situations seriously most of the time, much prefers to use his time for things other than fighting after his climactic battle with the Crimson Moon.

Key: Prime | Weakened

Notable Attacks / Techniques:

Jewel Sword

The Multi-Dimensional Refraction Phenomenon in effect

The Second Magic: The second true magic to be discovered, also known as "Zelretch" and "Kaleidoscope", in honor of its discoverer. The Second Magic revolves around the "operation of parallel worlds", allowing him to do anything ranging from traveling through them to using them as a source of energy and even revising and rewriting events. Whereas magecraft is the realization of something that technology can accomplish but through supernatural means, Magic is a miracle, something that is impossible through science.

Zelretch can use the Second Magic in a variety of ways but the most well-known is through the Jeweled Sword Zelretch, a Mystic Code taking the form of a ritual dagger. Using this, he can access the magical energy within the endless sea of parallel worlds, giving him an effectively limitless pool of magical energy to use for his spellcasting.

Dead Apostle: Zelretch is a Dead Apostle, a superhuman, immortal, vampiric undead being that has refined his inherent human traits throughout his unnatural lifespan, allowing him to reach supernatural levels of strength. As one of the strongest Dead Apostle Ancestors, his mystery would be high enough to render conventional weaponry useless. As an Dead Apostle Ancestor it's also possible for him to exist as an phantom even after losing his physical body. In addition as one of the Dead Apostle Ancestors within the first ten ranks, Zelretch is impossible to destroy with normal concepts.

  • Curse of Restoration: A Dead Apostle's method of regeneration, which works by reversing time whenever they receive an injury. Its effectiveness is tied to the phases of the Moon.

Magecraft: Zelretch is an incredibly masterful magus, made evident by his high ranking title of Wizard Marshal within the Mage's Association. His mastery over magecraft is such that he is considered the pinnacle of magi. One of Zelretch's special spells is the Magic Square, a special magic circle that allows him to cast a 'virtually limitless' Ether Cannon.


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