Assassin (アサシン, Asashin) is the Assassin-class Servant of Zouken Matou, summoned using the flesh of the false Assassin as a catalyst. To differentiate him from this Assassin, he is often referred to as True Assassin (真アサシン, Shin Asashin), as he is a real assassin and not an irregularity. His true name is Hassan-i-Sabbah (ハサン・サッバーハ, Hasan Sabbāha), or, more specifically, Hassan of the Cursed Arm (呪腕のハサン, Noroi-ude no Hasan). He was one of the nineteen people to hold the title "Old Man of the Mountain" (山の翁, Yama no Okina), as the leader of the Hashshashin. His true name is Hanam (ハナム).
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B
Name: True Assassin, Hassan-i-Sabbah, Hassan of the Cursed Arm, Hanam
Origin: Fate/stay night
Classification: Assassin-class Servant
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Knife Thrower, Invisibility with Presence Concealment, Absorption (Can eat others and assimilate their flesh into his body, allowing him to gain their memories and intelligence), Soul Manipulation (All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), can negate Air Manipulation, can form a copy of his target's heart and crush it, destroying the real one as well, Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons, Resistance to Curse Manipulation (His nature as an evil Servant allows him to resist and handle All the World's Evil), Regeneration (High-Low over time; regenerated his arm after Saber cut it off)
Attack Potency: At least City level (While he is not suited to direct combat and would lose to most other Servants in a real fight, he has B-rank strength and can still feasibly wound them with his dirks), ignores conventional durability with Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat (Forms a copy of the target's heart, which he then crushes, destroying the original as well).
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least City level
Durability: At least City level
Range: Tens of Meters with dirks.
Standard Equipment: His dirks (he has over forty).
Intelligence: As one of the nineteen Hassan-i-Sabbah, True Assassin is a master of the art of assassination and all of the techniques it entails, being amazingly acrobatic, stealthy, and pragmatic in a fight. While his direct combat skills are lacking for a Servant, he is nevertheless able to hold his own, using his dirks to judge his opponent's strength, tendencies, and mobility before closing in for the kill with Zabaniya. He is able to throw them with precision even while on the move, allowing him to jump off walls and scale buildings to generate barrages that are virtually impossible to dodge or block. Aware of his limits, he always remains at least seven meters away from an opponent, attempting to tire his foes and weaken them with his knife barrages in order to prepare to use his Noble Phantasm for a guaranteed kill.
Weaknesses: Zabaniya is useless on similarly evil spirits and those they have cursed. Assassin's strategy is consistent and thus predictable. Due to the unusual nature of his summoning, he is originally insect-like in intelligence, but this is remedied after consuming a heart.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat: True Assassin's Noble Phantasm, the arm of the evil spirit Shayṭān, specialized in curses that kill humans. It takes the place of his right arm, which is wrapped in cloth and thus appears useless. Once he releases his arm, he reveals its true size, and it creates a mirror image of his target's heart with an ether clump. This dual existence resonates with the original, allowing him to destroy it by crushing the one in his hand. Alternatively, he can switch the two existences by touching the target's chest, allowing him to consume their heart and gain their intelligence. It can be resisted by those with sufficient magical energy, and intercepted by those with enough luck, allowing Saber to cut his arm off before he could claim her heart. It is also useless against evil spirits and those they have cursed.
Presence Concealment: The ability to hide one's presence as a Servant. Assassin's A+ rank proficiency in this skill renders him virtually impossible to detect unless he decides to attack, upon which this skill's effect sharply drops.
Protection from Wind: A charm originating in the Middle East, used for protection against sandstorms and Jinns. By invoking Allah, Assassin is able to instantly dispel the harshest of winds, rendering such attacks useless against him. Assassin's rank in this skill is A, allowing him to nullify Saber's Invisible Air with ease.
Projectile (Daggers): is the expertise for throwing projectile weapons; in this case, daggers. Assassin's daggers are comparable to bullets.
Self-Modification: The ability to merge one's own flesh with body parts of others. The higher the ranking in this skill, the further away one is from being a proper hero. Assassin is able to consume the victims of Zabaniya: Delusional Heartbeat in order to increase his intelligence and gain his foe's memories.