Rin Tohsaka

Magical Girl Kaleido Ruby

The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it.
~ Rin Tohsaka


Rin Tohsaka (遠坂 凛, Tōsaka Rin) is the master of Archer during the Fifth Holy Grail War, and the successor to the Tohsaka family magecraft. When she was a child, her father was chosen as one of the Masters of the Fourth Holy Grail War, and departed to fight in it, ultimately dying. With her mother left in a debilitated state and hardly capable of taking care of herself, Rin was left in the care of her father's student, Kirei Kotomine, who finished her magical training.

With her father's legacy in mind, Rin spends the next ten years preparing for the Fifth Holy Grail War, planning on summoning the strongest Servant, Saber, though she is instead stuck with Archer after a minor mistake in the summoning. She has no wish for herself, only seeking victory.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B, 7-A with jewels and prep | 6-C | Unknown

Name: Rin Tohsaka

Origin: Fate/stay night

Age: 17 years old (19 years old in the Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven's Feel epilogues)

Gender: Female

Classification: Human, Master/Magus

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, skilled in Martial Arts (She was taught Bajiquan by Kirei), Magecraft, Enhanced Senses, Healing, Curse Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Statistics Amplification, Hypnotism, Resistance to Magic (All magi have basic resistance to magical effects) | Can access magical energy from infinite parallel worlds to utilize an endless pool of magical energy | Flight, can access the knowledge of her alternate selves

Attack Potency: Wall level (Her magical output is much higher than Kirei's, who can snap trees in half), Mountain level with jewels and prep (Managed to take off one of Berserker's lives using five jewels and can barely counter Caster's magecraft) | Island level (The Jeweled Sword Zelretch's output is comparable to Excalibur) | Unknown

Speed: Subsonic with Massively Hypersonic reactions (Can fight a casual Caster and shoot down some of her spells, and can take her off guard and defeat her in close combat when reinforced by magic)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Wall Class (Nearly killed Caster in melee)

Durability: Wall level (Took a punch from Kuzuki when he wasn't reinforced by Caster), Mountain level with jewels and prep (Can withstand Berserker's strength by using up her jewels)

Stamina: High. Has access to an effectively limitless pool of mana with the Jeweled Sword Zelretch

Range: Melee range, Hundreds of Meters with jewels and magecraft, Kilometers with the Jeweled Sword Zelretch

Standard Equipment: Her jewels (20 in total, 10 after summoning Archer) | The Jeweled Sword Zelretch | The Kaleidostick

  • Jeweled Sword Zelretch: A replication of Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg's Jewel Sword, created by Rin, Illya, and Shirou during Heaven's Feel. 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 known as an "Ether Cannon". Also, as a jewel, the sword can also be detonated as a one-shot explosive, referred to as Welt Ende.
  • The Kaleidostick: A sentient magical wand that hates its creator. By using an ability known as Prism Trance, it can download knowledge from the user's alternate selves and transfer those memories to them, on top of providing a high amount of magical energy.

Intelligence: A recognized genius in both magecraft and in school, Rin is one of the wisest characters in the series, restraining Shirou when his heroic tendencies get the better of him. She specializes in long-range combat, particularly the use of Gandr, and is skilled in her family's specialty magecraft, the use of Jewels as single-shot Mystic Codes powerful enough to counter Caster's A-Rank spells from the Age of Gods. She is also a skilled practitioner of Bajiquan, allowing her to pummel Caster in close combat when utilized along with a basic Reinforcement spell and matching Luvia, an expert practitioner of Lancshire-style combat, in a one-on-one duel. However, she can be stubborn and hot-headed at times, and her meticulous plans tend to fail due to minor details she overlooks. In addition, her family's tradition of refusing to use modern conveniences has left her inept with technology, making it difficult for her to use anything more complicated than a house phone.

Weaknesses: Rin is overconfident, and she often disregards minor but important details. Her most powerful spells require the sacrifice of one or more of her Jewels. | Though her pool of mana is effectively limitless, the recoil gradually damages her muscles. | Rin has to change her personality to that of a cheerful magical girl to avoid the whims of the Kaleidostick.

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Magecraft: Rin is an incredibly skilled and talented magus who can manipulate all five Elements. She is particularly skilled in the conversion of power, in the transference and storage of magical energy. She stores her magical energy in jewels, making use of Jewel Magecraft, using them as powerful single-shot Mystic Codes with magical energy built up over years. At the beginning of Fate/stay night, she has twenty jewels, but uses up half of them summoning Archer. She can use the jewels to counter the magecraft of even a Magus from the Age of Gods like Caster, and by using five at once, was able to punch through Berserker's God Hand and take off one of his lives.

Her most common offensive spell is a curse known as Gandr, taking the form of a black orb fired from the tip of Rin's forefinger like a bullet. Due to her Magic Crest, Rin doesn't need to recite any incantation to use Gandr. She can fire many Gandr shots in quick succession, and can even set up a barrier to fire many at once as a rain of bullets. She is also competent in Reinforcement, using it to reinforce her body for bursts of speed and strength.

Key: Base | with Jeweled Sword Zelretch | Kaleido Ruby



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