If there is a way to prolong your life and if it is within reach - humans are creatures that will obtain it, even at the cost of the world itself!
~ Zouken Matou


Zouken Matou (間桐 臓硯, Matō Zōken) is the Master of True Assassin in the Fifth Holy Grail War of the Heaven's Feel scenario of Fate/stay night. He is the grandfather of Shinji and Sakura Matou.

Originally known as Makiri Zolgen (マキリ・ゾォルケン, Makiri Zoruken), he was the patriarch of the Zolgen family five hundred years before the Fifth Holy Grail War. They were a noble family that originated somewhere around Russia and were driven out of their homeland. The family later became known as Makiri when he changed his name to Zouken Makiri (マキリ臓硯, Makiri Zouken).

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B

Name: Zouken Matou / Zouken Makiri / Makiri Zolgen

Origin: Heaven's Feel

Age: Around 500 years old

Gender: Male

Classification: Magus, Worm

Powers and Abilities: Magecraft, can rot objects, his body is composed out of worms, Regeneration (Low-High; as long as the worm that contains his soul remains, he can recreate his body by infesting a living human's body with worms), Immortality (Types 3, 6, and 7)

Attack Potency: Wall level (Should be superior to Kariya and Kirei in terms of magical output, his worms are capable of completely devouring a human in a short span of time)

Speed: Unknown

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Unknown

Durability: At least Street level

Stamina: High.

Range: Many meters.

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable.

Intelligence: High. Zouken is a brilliant magus who has been the head of the Matou family for generations, and the one responsible for the Command Seals used in the Holy Grail Wars.

Weaknesses: Zouken's body is weak, and his soul is rotting, giving him a smaller and smaller timeframe for getting a new body every time his old one rots away. If his soul is damaged, he becomes much, much weaker.

Notable Attacks / Techniques:

Zouken worms

- Worms: Zouken's body is composed out of countless familiars, his worms. They devour the bodies and magical energy of others, and his soul is contained in a single worm (the crest worm in Sakura's heart) from which he safely directs the others. Physical damage means little to him, as he can simply use his worms to infest and take control of another person's body, gradually turning the body into a copy of his. He uses this to prolong his life, though he cannot restore the rot his soul has undergone.


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