"My journey! It's not over yet!"
: Ulysses, Cruel Cheater KingGender
: MaleBirth and Death Dates
: Age of GodsAlignment
: Chaotic EvilWeapon
A well-traveled man whose own self-confidence goes well beyond that of hubris, Ulysses is a prideful man who loves little but himself. This selfishness is further made apparent from his Innocent Monster skill, granting him a layer of reckless abandon to his self-serving demeanor. Ulysses is the type of man to lie, cheat, and steal his way to whatever he wants. And what Ulysses wants is to bring his opponents- and all those around him- as much suffering as he can.
His wish is but a simple one. As a man living in the Age of Gods, much of Ulysses' schemes were thwarted by the interference of the Gods, being a man bound to his own fate. After seeing a world free from the yoke of the gods, where a man can make his own fate, Ulysses wishes to incarnate and live life once more, free from the shackles of fate... in order to further pursue his own cruel agenda. The world is getting soft, and Ulysses plans to shake it up a little.
A hero whose cunning brought the Achaeans victory in the Trojan War, and whose famous journey across the world in order to reach home is still sung to this day. However, this hero's legend is changed based on how the Romans viewed him. "Cruel" Ulysses, a trickster who used all manner of dishonorable methods in order to suit his own needs, has been summoned in the stead of his more famous counterpart. Truly only an incompetent magus would summon such a degraded version of a great hero, especially within his own culture sphere.
: Presence Concealment
Class skill of the 'Assassin' class. Allows the capacity to hide one's presence as a Servant. Suitable for spying. The rank of Presence Concealment drops considerably when preparing to attack. Normally, this skill would have the rank of A+
, but due to a mutation in his personality, his subtlety has decreased. However, while under the effects of Οὖτις
, this skill has an effective rank of A
: Innocent Monster
A skill possessed by Servants whose true history has been distorted by their own monstrous reputation without any concern for the actual person's will or appearance. As a consequence, the Servant's abilities and appearance have been altered to conform the specifications of their legend. Incidentally, this personal skill cannot be removed. In Ulysses' case, his appearance and disposition has been altered based on how the Romans saw him; a cunning scoundrel who would get out of his way to inflict as much wanton cruelty as he can. Because his flaws are accentuated in this form, one could say that Ulysses is but a "shadow" of the man he was based on. Eye of the Mind (False)
A natural talent to foresee/sense and avoid danger on the basis of an innate 6th sense, intuition, or prescience. The accuracy of this instinct can be augmented by experience. The ability also grants an effect of offering resistance against penalties caused by visual obstructions. Due to having a distorted mind, his abilities of deduction have reduced, somewhat. However, Ulysses obtains a natural instinct to acts that would "cause the most suffering."Charisma
A composite Skill consisting of a person's charm as well as the natural talent to command or unify an army or country. Leadership skills increase, but morale of troops decrease significantly. While the Servant would normally have this skill at a much higher rank, he is summoned in a form that does not care for the suffering of his own subjects.Aimovoros Nostos
The personal skill of Ulysses, and a distortion of his famous journey. A skill belonging to an adventurer who had extended his own journey in order to sate his whims, much to the dismay of those around him, and an inversion of the Servant's fervant desire to return home. The longer Ulysses spends in combat, the more his sadistic tendencies and hubris become apparent. Damage increases as pain is inflicted, but the chance of escape for both parties decreases. Truly a representation of Ulysses' flaws, it is a skill more becoming of a Berserker than an Assassin.
ΟὖτιςMy Name Is NobodyType
: Anti-Unit (Self)Rank
: B -Range
: 0Maximum Number Of Targets
A conceptual defense based off of Ulysses' nature to disguise himself to trick others and a crystallization of the act of outsmarting the cyclops, Polyphemus, by saying that he was "Nobody", therefore evading and later outsmarting the cyclops from eating him and his men. It is a continuously active effect that prevents others from perceiving or otherwise sensing his presence, becoming one with the World by being "nothing". All matter of abilities to perceive Ulysses, including a Master's Clairvoyance, are ineffective while under the effects of this Noble Phantasm. Even effects that are designated to target a single person such as an Anti-Unit attack are unable to harm Ulysses.
However, this Noble Phantasm is nullified to those who know of Ulysses' true name, and dispelled temporarily when it is spoken. An almost fullproof defense that would easily bring a Servant victory in a Holy Grail War in conjunction with the Presence Concealment skill, it is held back mainly by its user's own hubris, who would mock his foes with hints of his identity while in the midst of combat.
This Noble Phantasm would also normally have the effect of allowing Ulysses to take the shape of anyone he's seen, but because such an ability is a blessing granted by Athena, whose favor would be lost from the cruel nature of Ulysses, this effect is sealed.
Sklirí OdýsseiaMachinations of the CruelType
: Anti-Unit (Self)Rank
: ~Maximum Number Of Targets
The cunning mind of Ulysses crystallized into a mental room full of the countless tools he's come across in his adventures distorted by his sadistic temperament to appear as a sort of dungeon, a vicious place full of countless tools used to inflict suffering. From false gifts to refurbished poisons, and even simple items like burnt stakes and rope, these are the tools Ulysses used to bring torment to his foes in his long journey. As a hero who has encountered all matter of dangers from men, gods, and monsters, it could be said that Ulysses has with him whatever's needed to cause the most pain. Because Ulysses is how the Romans- and to an extension, the Trojans- view him as, this Noble Phantasm is an inversion of his cunning mind which allowed him to create the "tools of hope' to bring himself and his allies victory. Instead, he is able to create the "tools of destruction" designed to bring whoever he wishes torment. While this Noble Phantasm does grant Ulysses the ability to create and refurbish the things he has come across in his travels in a matter not too different from a Caster's Item Creation skill, he is unable to duplicate other Noble Phantasms or project "degraded duplicates" of them much like a certain Hero of Justice. Despite this, this Noble Phantasm allows Ulysses to turn whatever is in his hands into a "tool that can bring agony."