Come, savages who trample over my territory! It’s time to discipline you! I’ll turn my compassion and rage into red-hot stakes and skewer you all! And these stakes are not limited, but truly infinite, so despair—and gorge on your own blood!
|~ Lancer of Black using his Noble Phantasm|
Lancer of "Black" ("黒"のランサー, "Kuro" no Ransā) is the Lancer-class Servant of Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia of the Black Faction in the Great Holy Grail War of Fate/Apocrypha.
Lancer's True Name is Vlad III (ヴラド三世, Vurado Sansei), The Lord Impaler (串刺し公, Kushizashi Kō) (1431-1476), the greatest hero of Transylvania, whose feats in war caused him to be known fearsomely as the "Impaling Prince" to the Turks. Due to the legends associated with him, another name has been spread across the world, The Little Dragon, better known as the vampire Count Dracula. While the nation was small, he was a hero who ascended to the throne and managed to turn back the numerous invasions of the Ottoman Empire that had trampled over every other country. Though the model for Dracula, he was not a vampire, but a man of devotion and great hero.
He is also summoned as Lancer (ランサー, Ransā) as the Lancer class Servant of Run Ru in the Moon Cell's Holy Grail War of Fate/Extra. He is only fought in the Rin route, while another Lancer is fought in the Rani route.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, 7-A with Kazikli Bey | At least 7-A | At least 7-B, presumably higher with Kazikli Bey
Name: Lancer, Vlad Tepes III, Dracula, The Impaler Prince
Age: Unknown, 45 at time of death based on his real life counterpart
Classification: Lancer-Class Servant, Heroic Spirit | Nameless Monster, Berserker-class Servant | Lancer-Class Servant, Heroic Spirit
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Resistance to Magical Attacks (His Magic Resistance nullifies or sharply reduces the effectiveness of most spells of any kind, including Petrification, Spatial Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation), Summoning of spears and polearms and can instill dread and confusion in targets via Kazikli Bey, Regeneration (Low-Mid), Can designate an area as his territory to provide a boost to his parameters. Soul Manipulation (all Servants can consume souls to replenish their mana), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons | Same as Lancer version with different Summoning (Can summon stakes from his body), and has Transformation and Shapeshifting, Regeneration (Low-High during full moon), Mind Manipulation, Can turn others into vampires by sucking their blood | Same as Apocrypha, in addition to Resistance to Soul Manipulation (his Protection of the Faith skill grants him "absoluteness of body and soul")
Attack Potency: At least City level (Stated to be an "absurdly overpowered Lancer", is superior to Berserker), Mountain level with Kazikli Bey (Using his stakes, he managed to fight Karna who had support from Atalanta on a fairly even ground. Managed to block multiple arrows from Atalanta using the stakes) | At least Mountain level (A certain-kill ability that would allow him to easily kill even the powerful Lancer of Red, managed to throw stakes with such force they were compared to Noble Phantasms and pierced Karna's foot with said stakes. Held his own against Six Servants enhanced by command seals) | At least City level (Is considered to be abnormally strong and tough for a Lancer and could easily trade blows with Hakuno's Servant), presumably higher with Kazikli Bey (Should be somewhat comparable to the Lord of Execution version)
Speed: Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions via power-scaling (Mach 15 with 45 reactions) | At least Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions (Far superior to base, his movements were akin to teleportation from the perspective of the other Servants) | Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions via power-scaling
Lifting Strength: Class 25
Striking Strength: At least City Class | At least Mountain Class (Managed to easily overpower Karna and damaged him) | At least City Class
Durability: At least City level (Clashed with Karna) | Mountain level (Tanked multiple attacks from the likes of Chiron and Atalanta. Managed to hold his own against six servants even after they got boosted by command seals, albeit mostly thanks to his regeneration) | Mountain level armor via power-scaling (Is considered to have "paramount durability" amongst Lancers and was only downed by Gawain while the latter's Numeral of the Saint was activated in the Sound Drama)
Stamina: High, tireless as long as his master can supply him with magic energy. Can survive getting a fatal blow to the head or heart.
Range: Extended melee range normally, several dozen meters by throwing his spears, several hundred kilometers with Kazilki Bey and Legend of Dracula
Standard Equipment: His spear
Intelligence: Lancer was the King of Romania, and thus is capable enough to lead his country into a brief period of greatness, albeit through harsh and brutal methods, including executing a fifth of his country's population over his lifetime. In combat he is cool-headed and calculating, effectively maneuvering himself and his allies to best make use of his resources. He is known for using a great deal of preparation prior to the battle, enabling his skills and Noble Phantasms to best combat his enemies and managed to fight the likes of Karna on even ground for most of their fight. However, he is terribly shamed by the infamy Dracula has brought on his name, and thus refuses to use said Noble Phantasm even at the cost of his life. Upon being forced to use Legend of Dracula, he loses his normal look of intelligence and fights with reckless abandon, ruthlessly assaulting foes who attack him with his vampiric powers. However, in this state he is still conscious enough to notice the Archers firing from afar, battling them and the other Servants virtually simultaneously. In Fate/Extra his personality has been warped by his Demonic Defender of the State skill, being a religious zealot and expressing his love for his Master (whom he refers to as his wife) and his opponent as he kills them.
Weaknesses: He refuses to use Legend of Dracula as it has stained his legend, is somewhat overconfident at times, leaving Romania leads to a sharp drop in his abilities and prevents him from using Kazilki Bey, His Fate/Extra version is somewhat insane | His normal skills and Noble Phantasms are sealed, loses his normal look of intelligence, daylight, holy symbols, items, and weaponry will all greatly damage and weaken him even if they're normally too weak to affect a being of his power
Kazikli Bey:The Noble Phantasm of Vlad, it is a recreation of the legend of Vlad impaling his foes with stakes. It has three different versions used by his different incarnations and they all have their own titles and effects while still keeping the name Kazikli Bey.
Fortress of Impalement: The Noble Phantasm used by Vlad in his Extra incarnation. It manifests itself as a spear that is synonymous with his name of "Kazıklı Voyvoda", or the "Spear Impaler." It is Dracula's torture of curses and iron hammers released from the demonic spear. The pain the target receives increases in proportion to their sins of immorality and depravity as a fitting "blow of justice." It summons countless spears and polearms of various shapes and sizes. The target is surrounded and eventually skewered by a massive spear, followed by Vlad hurling his personal weapon at the target, cursing them to take additional damage as time passes.
The Lord of Execution: The Noble Phantasm of Vlad in his Apocrypha incarnation. Which manifests itself as the ability to summon stakes within his designated territory. It is the reproduction of the historical event of Vlad III having skewered twenty thousand Ottoman Turk soldiers.
The event, reproduced as a "most fearsome Noble Phantasm", is an act that was considered impossible for a human being to commit, nothing short of madness as an "elaborate display of military force that none could match." As it is not a holy sword or divine spear, single stakes prove insufficient and worthless as a Noble Phantasm, unable to produce much destructive power or speed enough to individually provide much trouble to Servants. The true characteristic of the ability is its extraordinary quantity, allowing him to summon approximately twenty thousand stakes that can even overpower Heroic Spirits. While there are those Noble Phantasms of the Anti-Army and Anti-Fortress ranks that can kill hundreds and thousands of enemies at once, it is one of the few able to kill over ten thousand people.
Upon its activation, the ground noticeably shakes, bringing about long and narrow stakes, each several meters in length, from the ground that sprout up "as if trying to reach the heavens." It is a Noble Phantasm deployable only within his a range of one kilometre in his marked domain. He has great control over their deployment, allowing him to control them with only a single finger while maintaining distance from the enemy. He has a spear he personally equips himself with to chase after vulnerable enemies and enact the effect of being "skewered" if it should pierce them. Lancer of Red is able to match a thousand stakes by himself with his spear, burn eight hundred with his flames, and block two thousand with his armor, but he is pierced by Lancer's spear three times.
The true effect of the ability isn't to "create stakes", but rather that the Noble Phantasm itself is "stakes stabbed into the enemy." Once the enemy has received an attack within his territory, it matters not how much the body of the enemy is fortified because the stakes manifest in the state of "already having pierced the enemy." In addition, anyone who looks upon the spears is instantly filled with fear and dread, driving them into disarray as they try to avoid the thousands of spears closing in on them.
-Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood: is an ability that reproduces the legend of Dracula, gained by Vlad III through the distortion of his heroic legend. Its usage allows him to alter his aspect to become the blood-sucking vampire modeled after him, turning him from a Heroic Spirit into a literal monster. As a Lancer, his hatred of the effect of the legend has had on him will make him refuse to use the Noble Phantasm even should it mean his death, requiring a Command Spell to force him to use it and the price of his Master's life as he makes him pay for the transgression. Darnic describes him in this state as a "creature pitifully burdened with infamy due to literary works." It is said to be a powerful, certain-kill ability that would allow him to easily kill powerful heroic spirits with divine blood such as the powerful Lancer of Red.
He gains fangs and claws, his normally aristocratic clothes become torn, and his flesh and blood take the form of shadows with mass. It boosts all of his attributes, grants a "black cloak that melts into the night" able to produce stakes similar to Kazikli Bey, grants the capacity to shape shift into mist and assorted animals, grants the ability to turn others, even Servants, into vampire comrades through blood-sucking, and, being of a similar nature to Dead Apostles, grants the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eyes of Enchantment. While displaying the ability to fight against a coordinated assault of six powerful Servants for a time before his regeneration starts to give out under their attacks, his physical strength becomes such that he can easily overpower other Servants to a surprising degree and throw any of his mass-produced spears with such force that they match the power of a Noble Phantasm, his movement speed is compared to teleportation, allowing him to quickly move around the battlefield to target the long-range Archers even while battling three close-combat Servants and ten golems. When summoned as Berserker, this ability is always active, and he remains relatively conscious and in control throughout it, willingly utilizing his vampiric powers to decimate his foes. Nevertheless, his bloodsucking impulses may take control from time to time.
Bloodstained King Demon: Once Vlad activates Legend of Dracula Kazikli Bey: Lord of Execution will be sealed, instead Vlad will gain this noble phantasm. Differing from Lord of Execution which summons thousands of stakes to slaughter armies, this version instead produces and shoots out stakes from the body. The material components are wood, bones, flesh, shadows, hair, etc. It is also possible to take in objects that is within shooting range and turn them into stakes. It's range and effectiveness is severely limited but it is still powerful enough to completely destroy a single servant.
-Magic Resistance: A skill that grants protection against magical effects. Differently from the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. As Lancer of Black, Vlad's Rank B 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. However, his Fate/Extra counterpart only has C-Rank Magic Resistance, nullifying any spell below two verses, but will only reduce the damage taken from more powerful spells.
-Demonic Defender of the State: is the capacity of a Servant to mark a region as his personal dominion by securing the surrounding leylines prior to an engagement. Vlad III's ability permits the reinforcement of his combat capabilities when fighting in his territory, gaining a combat power bonus equivalent to Mad Enhancement of Rank A, and Kazikli Bey is a Noble Phantasm that may be deployed only within the marked domain.
Blood-Sucking: A skill that is only available to Vlad when using Legend of Dracula, it's the ability to replenish the user's own health and physical and/or magical strength by absorbing blood.
Battle Continuation: The strength of vitality for predicaments and the ability to withdraw from combat and reach allied territory alive after being defeated. Vlad's A-Rank Battle Continuation makes it possible for him to fight even with deadly injuries and will remain alive for as long as he does not receive a decisive fatal wound. Only Legend of Dracula Vlad and Fate/Extra Vlad has this ability.
Shapeshift An ability refers to both borrowing bodies and changing one's appearance. This is one of the standard abilities of a vampire. Through the usage of this ability Vlad can change his form into mist, or even multiple bats.
Protection of Faith: A form of divine protection which gives "absoluteness of one's body and soul" 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. However since it is ranked A++ it is deemed too high and will take a great toll on his sanity. This skill is only available to Fate/Extra Vlad.
Military Tactics: Is tactical knowledge used not for one-on-one combat situations, but for battles where many are mobilized. Bonus modifiers are provided during use of one's own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when dealing against an enemy Anti-Army Noble Phantasm.
Key: Fate/Apocrypha | Legend of Dracula/Berserker | Fate/Extra