The Difficulty of Writing an FGO Fanfic

Original Post Date: Nov 9th, 2016

No rant here. I’m just making a post to give some insight into the ludicrous nature of writing a Fate/Grand Order fanfic. I placed myself in this position though, so I’m cool with it and accept the potential pitfall.

The biggest thing for me is always the characters. It’s what everyone reads it for, no? You like characters and you want to see more of them when there’s not. That makes it paramount to get characters spot on so there’s no jarring transition. Can you imagine if Saber hated eating food? It’d be jarring, right?

So I do my best to get them as spot on as possible, but that’s where the problem with Fate/Grand Order comes into play: It’s constantly being updated, in a language I do not understand, with potentially lore breaking reveals.

Example: Fate/Grand Order has established servants remember their past experiences, completely opposite of what was established in prior works.

Example: Mages hate technology yet Chaldea has cryo vats.

Example: The Mages are huge on secrecy yet Marlisbilly informed the UNITED NATIONS of all things about Chaldea. Probably for extra funding. Or maybe they found out?

Constantly being updated makes it difficult enough. Now we have the issue of Slice of Life. You have all these servants in one place interacting. But they’re supposed to stay in character. Something has to give to keep the Slice of Life feel, and not make it your standard, cliché bloodbath that Fate/ often ends in. So I bend characters in a conceivable way so you can believe they’ve had to adapt to a new environment and experiences. 

But in order to figure out how they would adapt and fit in, I literally go through every piece I can get my hands on. The amount of background research I’ve been doing for these stories is a little absurd and I STILL don’t think I’m a fate expert. So many cross checks in Apocrypha, Fate/Stay Night and others to figure out characters and what they would/would not be against. Even worse if they’re Grand Order only with limited translation, ouch.

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Example: I’ve done my research on Emiya simply by watching the anime, playing the Realta Nua visual novel, checking his FGO my room & interludes for updates/differences, etc. and have placed the collective knowledge into a brainstorm sheet. I then figure how to make him find his niche in Chaldea.

In Unlimited Bladeworks’ ending, he promised Rin and Emiya have a talk that pretty much ends with him agreeing to try to like himself. “I’ll try my best from now on too.”

Normally this would be a moot, tragic point since servants can not remember the past. Low and behold, Grand Order kicks that thought out the window (part of the reason I assume some Die hard Fans hate Grand Order). This means Emiya remembers and will try to like himself. Go back to the basics? He’s a great cook. He’ll do chores. Hero of Justice stuff. Just sprinkled with the experiences of Archer’s cynicism so he’s not naive, rather battle hardened and a logical thinker. But that little bit of Shirou can now shine through again.

But he’s from UBW route, so how does he remember his romance with Arturia? He loved Rin in that route. Throw in my own piece of fanfiction, the Memorial Essence. As described, it let’s servants remember forgotten timelines to help power up their abilities using those memories. Suddenly he remembers his romance with Arturia at a higher clarity. 

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If X servant can change Y amount in what is pretty much a fourteen day Grail War, what will months do? I believe a lot, especially since they’re in close proximity and have to work together.

Unless you just want me to summon a servant to have them fight Chaldea’s residents and wind up being a wasted chapter. Summon Brynhildr with Siegfried in the building. Lots can go wrong there.

Side note to all Brynhildr fans: I’m seriously trying to figure a way to make something work for you guys without massive amounts of forced crack intake.

But that’s where the next problem arises: Everyone would like to see their favorite servants appear, and I don’t blame them. I want to include every servant at some point and in some way. From a lore stand point, that is 100% impossible without very serious consequences. But I’m going to try and do it even if it’s a singularity cameo.

Finally, as if I didn’t dig my grave deep enough, comes the issue with including OCs in order to make the staff relate able. They’re there so you have someone you’re more likely to relate with, cause I highly doubt most people can say something around the lines of, “Ah yea, I know how rough it is being a Roman Emperor trying to earn more praise from my citizens.” And so I include OCs that are carefully written, developed, and chosen in order to fit properly without breaking cohesion.

Bonus! Self-introduced, non-canon mechanics to make sense of things without explanation. Why do servants power up their NPs with multiple copies of themselves? The Memorial Essence gives them the memories upon ‘summoning’ another self. How do you explain multiple servants being possible? They’re in the throne still, but only one can be summoned by Chaldea. With enough Memorial essences, they can shift to another class if plausible. The potential for these getting smashed by real lore introductions is very real, and a high risk.

So then what does that leave us with?

Simple.

What is essentially a minefield of possibly Mary Sues, interpreted wish fulfillment, OOC characters, breakable mechanics, and lore contradictions. The amount of things people can jump on me for is astronomical, especially considering the sheer number of servants I have to deal with. It’s honestly a fun challenge and I don’t mind the mines!

So honestly, I’m surprised not many have left a critic remark. We’ve had one that made me double check, but everyone else who replied says the characters are relatively fine and have had believable development. Some slight signs of wish fulfillment in order to make Slice of Life work but no lore contradictions or broken mechanics yet. So I guess I’m doing a good job? I don’t like patting myself on the back, but I’ll make an exception here since it appears I’m hitting that thin as hell sweet spot.

But for all those who keep reading and like what they’ve found, I’m glad I’ve done good by you all, and I will continue to tread down this minefield and hopefully not tear my legs off. I’ve got a lot planned for Fragments once this singularity is complete, and a lot of fan favorites and not-so-favorites to make their debut.

Elsa Santini

Chaldean Wellness Specialist

Debut: Fragment 77
Affiliation: Quality of Life Division
Education: Doctorate in Psychology (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Heritage: Italian, Born and Raised
Age: 28
Height: 173cm 
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Greenish Blue

Likes: Children, Family, Catholicism
Dislikes: Internet and Media Toxicity, War
Fears: Anything bad happening to her son
Favorite Color: Blue

Key Personality Traits: Motherly, Caring, occasionally fearful
Specialty: Mental and Emotional Therapy
Hobbies: Knitting, Helping at the Church

Key Personality Traits: Altruistic, Respectful, Religious, Reverent, Kind
Specialties: Calm/controlled in the worst situations, Incredible Focus
Hobbies: Jet Skiing, Free Diving, Swimming, Sailing

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Nightingale, Raikou
Bond 9Martha, Medea, Boudica
Bond 8Vlad, Amakusa, Jeanne, George
Bond 7Mata Hari, Irisviel, Atalanta, Da Vinci
Bond 6 Romulus, Nero, Cleopatra, Caesar, Caligula
OCsNaomi, Delaqua, Anishka

After being invited by Da Vinci at her uncle Leandre’s insistence, Elsa dared to be one of the first new employees to travel all the way to Antarctica for a job. Her circumstances remain mysterious, but most understand she was running away from financial problems. Due to her friendly and helpful personality, plus her adorable baby, Giovanni, she was quickly considered a Chaldean Celebrity.

They say no one has a heart of gold like mothers, but Elsa stands taller above the rest. Often doing too much to help out those she’s come to like, she’s known for often forgetting her own wellbeing. Even so, any little trouble with her baby has her running to his side immediately in panic. Some call it a mother’s true love, but some feel there’s more to that fear she isn’t revealing.

Skyler Albanese

Vanguard Platoon’s Attached Master

Debut: Supplement IV Equilibrium
Affiliation: Task Force Vigilance
Education: High School Diploma
Rank: Sergeant First Class

Heritage: German-Italian-American, Raised in the US.
Age: 30
Height: 185cm 
Hair: Black
Eyes: Cerulean

Special Status: Vigil Master
Servant: Saber – Arturia Pendragon Alter

Likes: Country, Coffee, Fishing
Dislikes: Overtime, Firewatch, Snow
Fears: Clowns
Favorite Color: Green

Key Personality Traits: Aloof at times but dead serious at others
Specialty: Small Unit Tactics
Hobbies: Paintball, American Football, Guitar

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Artesia
Bond 9
Bond 8Edison
Bond 7Medea, Vlad, Boudica
Bond 6Raikou, Nero, Caligula, Romulus, Caesar
OCsGudao, Gabrielle, Naomi, Elsa, Omar

Gudao’s cousin is often considered Vanguard’s most lazy soldier, but that’s often used sarcastically. Though he’s often found lazing around and relaxing when he can, on duty he’s a strict, careful, and very active member of the unit. It’s in part because he follows his family’s long line of US military service which dates back well before the American Revolution.
His servant can’t even find fault in his motivation when he’s on the clock.

Not much is known how he became Arturia Alter’s master, but she’s taken a shine to him. At least enough that she hasn’t killed him, but rather has an unusually abrasive yet accepting friendship. His steadfast determination when it comes to his goal likely plays a part.

Like the rest of Vanguard, he’s currently stationed in Chaldea where he helps Sergei ensure the soldiers aren’t causing the residents any trouble.

Sergei Romanov

Captain of the Vigil’s Vanguard Platoon

Debut: Supplement IV Equilibrium
Affiliation: Task Force Vigilance
Education: REDACTED
Rank: Captain

Heritage: Russian
Age: 31
Height: 243cm 
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Ice Blue

Likes: Martial Arts, Dancing, Comradery
Dislikes: Disorder, Traitors
Fears: Unknown
Favorite Color: Green

Key Personality Traits: Motivational, Dependable, Friendly
Specialty: Inspiring Leadership
Hobbies: Wrestling, Boxing

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10
Bond 9Artesia
Bond 8Edison, Anastasia
Bond 7Leonidas, Quetzalcoatl
Bond 6Iskandar, Caesar, Beowulf
OCsSkyler, Delaqua, Omar

Sergei is a towering behemoth of a soldier that many find completely intimidating at first sight, but he has a heart that can warm a Russian winter. He’s very friendly and jovial to his comrades, and does what he can to ensure the unit’s wellbeing. He’s known to be extremely ruthless and unforgiving towards traitors and his enemies alike.

Like the rest of Vanguard, he’s currently stationed in Chaldea where he helps Skyler ensure the soldiers aren’t causing the residents any trouble. He also acts as one of the official UN adviser for Chaldea’s leyshift operations, making sure they don’t do anything against their mission or a strict code of ethics.

Other information about him is currently unknown. His soldiers respect him too much to reveal something he wouldn’t. It’s not classified, but he changes topic when asked.

Montgomery Pritchard

Commander of Task Force Vigilance

Debut: Supplement IV Equilibrum
Affiliation: Task Force Vigilance
Education: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Rank: Brigadier General

Heritage: British, Born and Raised.
Age: 57
Height: 190cm 
Hair: Grey
Eyes: Crystal Blue

Special Status: Vigil Commander & Master
Servant: Caster – Thomas Edison

Likes: Gambling, Order
Dislikes: Politics, Conspiracy Theories
Fears: Total War, Feral Dogs
Favorite Color: Blue

Key Personality Traits: Risk-Taker, Calm under Pressure, Gentleman
Specialty: Long-term Planning/Strategy
Hobbies: Gambling, Traditional Card Games, Chess

Pritchard is a former decorated British Brigadier with experience from multiple conflicts, including, but not limited to, Kosovo, Desert Fox, and the Iraq War. Those under his leadership were inspired by his stark control during critical situations. He was also very well known for taking well-calculated risks due to his belief in his men and his insistence on excessively detailed reconnaissance for planning. These attributes were the primary reason he was chosen as the Commander for Task Force Vigilance.

After receiving the reins from his predecessor, Pritchard worked tirelessly to try and make the Vigil a powerful force of deterrence for the United Nations. It was only when Marisbilly, who felt their organizations may benefit from each other, offered aid that things began to turn around. Upon the surprise reception of command seals and subsequent summoning of Edison, he was finally able to achieve what he desired. There are growing rumors Pritchard’s commitment to his task of peacekeeping has placed him under consideration for Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

Anishka Sharma

The 50th Chaldean Master

Nicknames: Annie

Debut Fragment: 33
Previous Affiliation: Leyshift Division
Education: Graduate of University of San Francisco, Doctorate in Nursing
Languages: Indian, Hindu, English (Fluent with accent)

Heritage: Pure Indian, Born and Raised.
Birthday: January 7th, 1990
Age at the beginning of Series: 24
Height: 165cm 
Hair: Black
Eyes: Onyx

Mage Heritage: 28th Generation, Mantra Magecraft
Magic Circuits: 50, High Quality
Element: Water
Origin: Cleanse
Notable Magecraft Capabilities: Top Tier Healing and Curing Magecraft, Nothing Else

Likes: Hinduism, The Ocean, Most Water Activities
Dislikes: Disrespect, Underhanded Actions, Total Selfishness
Fears: Unacceptance, Prejudice
Favorite Color: Sapphire

Key Personality Traits: Altruistic, Respectful, Religious, Reverent, Kind
Specialties: Calm/controlled in the worst situations, Incredible Focus
Hobbies: Jet Skiing, Free Diving, Swimming, Sailing

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Rama, Sita, Arjuna
Bond 9Karna, Raikou
Bond 8Nightingale, Da Vinci, Parvati
Bond 7Anne and Mary, Jekyll, Scheherazade
Bond 6Irisviel, David, Passionlip
OCsGabby, Gudao, Naomi, Elsa

Though Anishka was born into a prestigious Indian magus line, she was raised differently from traditional magus thinking at the Clock Tower. Every day involved practicing their magecraft, religious traditions, and learning how to properly help others. Though her life was already planned since her birth, she didn’t dislike it. Rather, her mother was excited Anishka was so genuinely excited to continue the family’s tradition of Altruistic healing and become a doctor.

The big families there barely gave her family any notable credibility due to the perceived ‘heresy’ of their magecraft applications. To the public, they were seen as miracle healers who cleansed the injuries of all who visited their temple. In truth, they were just a long-standing magus lineage of the Brahmin Caste that have barely shifted their practice since two millenia ago.

She had very few problems growing up due to her beauty, kindness, and grace, but she was troubled in her love life. She couldn’t understand what was wrong with her when she wasn’t feeling any powerful emotions for those she dated. It was only when she went for schooling in the United States did she inevitably experiment and found her heart yearned for women. It troubled her to no end because of how homosexuals were seen in India, and she hid it from everyone. It became an ever-growing regret and secret she still hides from all.

Anishka was brought to Chaldea after her graduation. She worked with her father in the Medical Bay under Doctor Roman until the Fuyuki Incident. Since then, though traumatized for a month, she was reassigned to Leyshift staff. She helped there until the search for another Master of Chaldea began, and they found she was qualified with 100% Leyshift Compatibility. Since then, she’s become known as the kindest, sweetest Master of Chaldea with the highest-grade supporting abilities.

Even if she’s well-accepted, her greatest boon is her problem. Anishka is far too respectful, and is often a doormat that doesn’t know how to say no. Her orders often feel more like hopeful requests than actual orders. Rama, Arjuna, Karna, and Sita wind up having to back her up on her orders at times with more prideful and questioning servants. Due to the nature of most of her magecraft, she’s also completely incapable of defending herself, though the tradeoff is healing capabilities on par with some servants.

Gabrielle Rutherford

The 49th Chaldean Master

Nicknames: Gabby, Gudako

Debut Fragment: 8
Previous Affiliation: Magecraft Division, Summoning Department
Education: High School Diploma, One year at the Mage’s Association
Languages: English

Heritage: Irish-British. Raised in United States.
Birthday: September 24th, 1994, Born in Britain
Age at the beginning of Series: 19
Height: 154cm 
Hair: Reddish-Orange
Eyes: Golden

Mage Heritage: 3rd Generation, Firedancer Magecraft
Magic Circuits: 21, Fair Quality
Element: Fire
Origin: Impulsive
Notable Magecraft Capabilities: Fire Casting and Manipulation, Heavy Reinforcement

Likes: Coffee, Socializing, Making Friends, Parties, Helping Others
Dislikes: Social Drama, Paperwork, Seeing Discontent
Fears: Losing Friendships
Favorite Color: Blue

Key Personality Traits: Passionate, Reckless, Stubborn, Affectionate, Short-Sighted
Specialties: Close Combat, Acting with Confidence
Hobbies: Television Shows, Sun Bathing, Raising Animals

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Medb, Scathach
Bond 9Cu, Diarmuid, Fergus, Fionn, Suzuka
Bond 8Quetzalcoatl, Ereshkigal, Moriarty
Bond 7Serenity, Kiyohime, Jack, Nursery Rhyme, Atalanta, Kuro
Bond 6Da Vinci, Tamamo, Paul, Mata Hari, Arash, Yedda, Illya, Marie
OCsGudao, Anishka, Tyler, Delaqua, Skyler

Gabrielle moved to Florida at an early age and became quick friends with the timid neighbor, Gudao Fujimaru. Though their parents were initial worried and distrusting of the other family, their bond connected the two families in a strong, everlasting alliance. Their parents would even joke they’ve become one family, and that their kids are destined to marry each other someday.

As someone who wore every emotion on her sleeve like a badge, Gabrielle acts on her intuition and desire to set things right. She cares deeply for those she loves, and she staunchly defended and helped Gudao in their early years. Her spitfire nature had a tendency to bring her into drama, but she still remained one of their school’s most popular girls because of her loyalty. The teachers didn’t appreciate her willingness to literally fight for those she cared for though.

Her magus family line is promising, though still fledgling. Her Magic Crest was inherited from her father, and contains her family’s current expertise on manipulating fire without causing damage to oneself. She adapted it further by using it to enhance her chosen fighting style: Close Combat through reinforcement and elemental attunement. It’s high risk, and many classmate mages at the Clock Tower scoffed at the ridiculousness… until they got hit with it the self-defense classes.

Though she qualified as a Master Candidate, she was only accepted into Chaldea as a temporary Magus Employee for the summer. She still came to watch over Gudao and ensure he was fine around the “elitists.” She wound up becoming Chaldea’s 49th Master after Gudao finally stopped trying to shoulder everything.

Her forward attitude and willingness to do what’s necessary to set things right in her eyes has caused friction on several occasions. All the servants are wary how stubborn and seemingly reckless she can be, but no one doubts she’s willing to do what it takes to get the job done. They’re also aware her actions mean well, even if the outcomes aren’t exactly what anyone was expecting. Though universally accepted, she’s the polarizing wild card of the Chaldean masters.  

Gudao Fujimaru

The 48th Chaldean Master

Nicknames: Gudork

Debut Fragment: Prologue
Previous Affiliation: Chaldean Master on Arrival
Education: High School Diploma, One year at the Mage’s Association
Languages: English, German (Basic), Japanese (Fair)

Heritage: German-Japanese, Raised in the United States
Birthday: February 11th, 1995, Born in Japan
Age at the beginning of Series: 19
Height: 174cm 
Hair: Black
Eyes: Crystal Blue

Mage Heritage: 2nd Generation, Land Molder Magecraft
Magic Circuits: 14, Passable Quality
Element: Earth
Origin: Dedication
Notable Magecraft Capabilities: Earth Manipulation, Basic Wind Spells

Likes: Flying, Happy Moments, Celebrations
Dislikes: Dark beer, Work Overload, Disharmony
Fears: Failure
Favorite Color: Green

Key Personality Traits: Negotiator/Mediator, Lenient, Accommodating, Patient
Specialties: Diplomacy, Strategy
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Hiking

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Mashu, Gilgamesh
Bond 9Enkidu, Ereshkigal
Bond 8Lancelot, Arturia
Bond 7Mordred, Bedivere, Ishtar
Bond 6Gawain, Da Vinci, Tristan
OCsGabrielle, Tyler, Anishka, Skyler

Gudao moved to Florida at an early age and became quick friends with the neighbor, Gabrielle Rutherford. Though their parents were initial worried and distrusting of the other family, their bond connected the two families in a strong, everlasting alliance. Their parents would even joke they’ve become one family, and that their kids are destined to marry each other someday.

Gudao grew up introverted and constantly bullied, but Gabrielle helped him improve. He became one of the popular kids in High School, where he understood what it was like to be left out and bullied. His social skills were sharpened, and he was famed for his silver tongue that could diffuse tense standoffs and broker unexpected bridges between people. He wasn’t sure what he wanted to do for a living, so he wound up following Gabrielle to London to improve his Magecraft while he considered his options.

His Magus family lineage is new, yet holds some promise. Though his mother’s Magecraft lineage is fresh, Gudao father comes from a long-standing tradition of US Military service that stretches back decades before the American Revolutionary War of 1776. If he couldn’t figure out what he wanted to do, it was likely his father would try to convince him to enlist or join a campus’ Reserve Officers Training Corps Program.

He wound up getting accepted as the 48th Chaldean Master instead. He is now well known for his negotiation skills, and his attempts to try and spend quality time with all servants regardless of their disposition to him. He’s the most universally respected master in Chaldea because of it. Servants generally have no issue with him except for the fact he’s too permissible and lenient for his own good. In his attempt not to be invasive or overbearing, he also tries not to get too involved with personal affairs between servants unless it becomes a serious issue.

It is well known that Gudao, despite his element of Earth, has an avid appreciation of flight which he adopted from his father. Any strategy he comes up with will inevitably pivot on the reliance of air support in some way. Regardless, all his plans are founded on the overall safety of the servants, and he’s less willing to take risks if it puts anyone in serious danger. That won’t stop him from measuring the cost and gain of smaller risks though.

Valeria Delaqua

Furniture Department Supervisor,
and blooming Legendary Fighter

Debut Fragment: 36
Affiliation: Logistics Division 
Education: Technical School

Heritage: Russian, Raised in Australia
Age: 28
Height: 166cm
Hair: Fiery Red
Eyes: Pale Green

Likes: Marathons, Children, Large Cheeseburgers
Dislikes: Body shaming, Instagram, How unhealthy Cheeseburgers are
Fears: Ridicule
Favorite Color: Red

Key Personality Traits: Very self-conscious, Hard Working, Reserved, Tempermental
Specialty: Wood and Metalworking
Hobbies: Martial Arts, Weightlifting

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Leonidas
Bond 9Quetzalcoatl, Spartacus, Penthesilea
Bond 8Beowulf, Hundred Face
Bond 7Martha, Anne & Mary, Kuro
Bond 6Xuanzang, Li, Janna, Yedda, Jack
OCsTyler, Naomi, Sergei, Elsa

The most physically fit regular human in Chaldea, and Supervisor of the Furniture Department. She became very self-conscious of her body due to being overweight in her childhood; This was a point of miscommunication between her and Gabrielle. Regardless of her current physical fitness, jokes or misheard comments about her body are taken very seriously to the point she holds grudges.

She is very hard working but mostly reserved until she’s allowed to show off her favorite hobby/activity: Martial Arts. She has a habit of getting way too into it though, since it’s one of the few things where she doesn’t have lingering self confidence issues. With help from others, she’s finally gaining control over her usually flashfire temperament and confidence issues.

After her spectacular run with the grail during the final confrontation against Goetia, her self-esteem skyrocketed. She’d been receiving training sessions from her closest friends ever since to try and reach new heights of physical fitness. She’s also partially become an adrenaline junky who seeks exhilarating fights to show off her newfound prowess.

Rena (Designation R1-N4)

Former Prototype Robot,
Now Serenity’s Little Assistant

Debut Fragment: 32
Affiliation: Robotics Workforce
Education: Limited only by her storage capacity and experiences

Age: A few months
Size: 35cm diameter circle (chassis)
Chasis Color: Lilac

Likes: Being around people, Playing
Dislikes: Being left out, Not getting her way
Fears: Loneliness
Favorite Color: All of them

Key Personality Traits: Hyperactive, Childish
Specialty: Antidote Dispenser
Hobbies: Helping Serenity paint, teasing Tyler

Closest Companions (Bond 6+ for servants) 

Bond 10Serenity
Bond 9Frankenstein, Hundred Face, Cursed Arm, Yedda
Bond 8Babbage, Da Vinci, Tomoe
Bond 7Astolfo, Chaldea’s Children
Bond 6King Hassan, Shuten
OCsAnton, Tyler

As a prototype from Babbage and Da Vinci’s curiosity, Rena was often left alone on a shelf. After it came came to life of its own accord, it hid in Serenity’s room where it quickly bonded with the sad assassin. They became absolute friends, keeping each other company as the robot’s life-like personality programming began to bloom.

With Da Vinci’s permission, Rena was reprogrammed and refitted to become Serenity’s ideal assistant. She holds the only antidote for Serenity’s poison which is administered by a dart gun embedded in her chassis. Inseparable, both as friends and by need, the robot’s goal and desire is to learn as much as it can about living a life while enjoying the company it keeps.

She’s been receiving a few upgrades over the course of her operational span. Despite rumors of the Vigil having experimental androids, she prefers her “cute, tiny body that Serenity can hug and carry easily.” Thanks to their closeness, the other Hassans have become very fond of the little robot who loves teasing Tyler.