|“||That's a fifty-fifty shot. Well since you will live long, you will have many opportunities. 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 answering Arcueid's question about joy|
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.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 5-B, possibly 4-B | At least 7-B, likely higher. At least High 7-A, likely higher with Jeweled Sword Zelretch
Name: Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg, Kaleidoscope
Age: Unknown; at least 800 years old
Classification: Magician of the Second, Fourth Dead Apostle Ancestor
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Hypnosis, can travel through parallel worlds, Time Travel, can access magical energy from infinite parallel worlds to utilize an endless pool of magical energy, Spatial Manipulation (Is capable of creating spatial distortions with the Second Magic), Time Manipulation (Can revise records in time and rewrite events with the Second Magic), Immortality (Types 1, 3, and 7), Regeneration (Low-High; Roa can regenerate from just his ankles under the full Moon)
Attack Potency: Planet level, possibly Solar System level (Stopped Crimson Moon's Moon Drop and defeated him in one on one combat, though it weakened him considerably and he only won because Crimson Moon did not understand Magic). | At least City level, likely higher (Even in his weakened state, he is one of the strongest Dead Apostle Ancestors and should at least be comparable to Servants). At least Large Mountain level, likely higher with Jeweled Sword Zelretch (The true Jeweled Sword Zelretch is considerably stronger than Rin's replica, which emits a light comparable to Excalibur).
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Planet Class, possibly Solar System Class | At least City Class, likely higher
Durability: Planet level, possibly Solar System level | At least City level, likely higher
Stamina: Presumably high. Can draw upon magical energy from endless parallel worlds, giving him an effectively unlimited pool of energy.
Range: Planetary. At least Multi-Universal with the Second Magic. | At least Hundreds of Meters. At least Multi-Universal with the Second Magic.
- 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, though 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: 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 he was genuinely surprised that Shirou, Rin, and Illya were able to replicate even a flawed copy of his Jeweled Sword, which he thought would only take place generations from the current time. In addition, his attempts to teach others his magecraft usually end with the disciple being crippled instead, further emphasizing the difficulty of using the Second Magic. Furthermore, he was one of the main developers of the incredibly complex Holy Grail War, which is yet another display of his brilliant magical engineering. However, he is something of a prankster, and 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 (much to Rin's chagrin).
Weaknesses: Extensive use of the Second Magic at full power leaves him weakened and exhausted. | A prankster who 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:
The Second Magic (第二魔法, Dai Ni Mahō): 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 revise and rewrite 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. One of Zelretch's special spells is the Magic Square, a special magic circle that lets him cast a 'virtually limitless' Ether Cannon.